Samsung MAX-VS530 Operating instructions

2-672-429-11(1) US
Video Cassette Recorder/
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-VX530
For customers in the U.S.A
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. RDR-VX530
Serial No.______________
© 2006 Sony Corporation
For customers in Canada
If this product is not working properly, please call 1-877-602-2008 for
Peace of Mind Warranty Replacement service.
For other product related questions please contact our Customer
Information Service Centre at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at:
Customer Information Service 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2H 3R6
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 AC power cord must be
changed only at a qualified
service shop only.
This symbol is intended
to alert the user to the
presence of important
operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any change or
modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Note
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear
exterior.
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.
DANGER
CAUTION
VORSICHT
ADVARSEL
ADVARSEL
VARNING
VARO!
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
KLASSE 3B SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN GEÖFFNET. DIREKTEN KONTAKT MIT DEM
STRAHL VERMEIDEN.
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING AF KLASSE 3B VED ÅBNING. UNDGÅ DIREKTE UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING I KLASSE 3B NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. UNNGÅ DIREKTE EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT DIREKT EXPONERA DIG
FÖR STRÅLNINGEN.
AVATTUNA LUOKAN 3B NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYÄ. VÄLTÄ SUORAA ALTISTUMISTA SÄTEELLE.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
This symbol is intended
to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage”
within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
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This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
Precautions
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.
On power sources
• Operate the recorder only on
120 V AC, 60 Hz.
• The recorder is not disconnected
from the AC power source 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, grasp the plug itself;
never pull the cord.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location
with adequate ventilation to
prevent heat build-up in the
recorder.
• 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 and
cause damage to the video head,
tape, and the optical block. Should
this occur, the recorder may not
operate properly. When you first
install the recorder, or when you
move it from a cold to a warm
location, remove the disc and tape
and leave the recorder turned on
for about three hours before
operating 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
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be operated in a horizontal
position only.
Keep the recorder, discs, and
cassettes away from equipment
with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large
loudspeakers.
Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
When you move the recorder, take
out any discs. If you do not, the
disc may be damaged.
On recording
• Contents of the recording cannot
be compensated for if the
recording or playback is not made
due to a malfunction of the
recorder, disc, etc.
• Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
Copyrights
• Television programs, 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
program 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.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programs 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
on-screen 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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near
water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
7 Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
8 Do not install near any heat
sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9 Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than
the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
10 Protect the power cord from
being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11 Only use attachments/
accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12 Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13 Unplug this apparatus during
lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
14 Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
,continued
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About this manual
• 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.
• The explanations regarding discs in this manual refer to
discs created on this recorder. The explanations do not
apply to discs that are created on other recorders and
played back on this recorder.
Icon
+RW
Meaning
Functions available for DVD+RWs
-RWVR
Functions available for DVD-RWs
in VR (Video Recording) mode
-RWVideo
Functions available for DVD-RWs
in video mode
+R
Functions available for DVD+Rs
-RVR
Functions available for DVD-Rs in
VR (Video Recording) mode
-RVideo
Functions available for DVD-Rs in
video mode
DVD
Functions available for DVD
VIDEOs
RAM
Functions available for DVD-RAMs
VCD
Functions available for VIDEO CDs
or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in video CD
format
CD
Functions available for music CDs
or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format
DATA CD
Functions available for DATA CDs
(CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs
containing MP3* audio tracks or
JPEG image files)
DATA DVD
Functions available for DATA
DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/
DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
containing MP3* audio tracks or
JPEG image files)
Functions available for VHS
VIDEOs
* MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format
defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio data.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to Use the On-Screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Antenna Cable and Set Top Box Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 3: Connecting to Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Recordable and Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
DVD Operation
DVD Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Playing a Title From the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
DVD Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
DVD Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
DVD Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Changing or Canceling DVD Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
DVD Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Changing the Name of a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Creating a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Formatting/Renaming/Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
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VCR Operation
VCR Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Searching Using Various Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Selecting the Sound During Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
VCR Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
VCR Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
VCR Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Changing or Canceling VCR Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Dubbing From a VHS Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Dubbing From a DVD to a VHS Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Finalizing a Disc (Preparing a Disc for Playback on Other Equipment) . . . . . . . . . . . 91
DV/D8 Dubbing (DV/D8 t DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Before DV/D8 Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Connecting a Digital Video Camera to the DV IN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Dubbing From a DV/D8 Format Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Antenna Reception Setting (Tuner Preset) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Clock Setting (Clock Set) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Recording, Set Top Box Control, and VCR Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Language, Parental Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
DVD Audio/Subtitle Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Brand Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
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What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder?
This is a DVD recorder with built-in VHS video deck, and allows recording/playback of DVD discs and
VHS tapes. DVD editing is also possible.
Recording and timer recording
Easy dubbing
Record TV programs on a DVD or VHS tape,
either manually or using the timer.
Dub in either direction between a DVD disc and
VHS tape with the simple press of a button.
DVD
VIDEO
* Note that copy-protected signals will not be recorded.
Easy selection between DVD and
VCR
Control your cable box or satellite
receiver – Set top box control
Simply press the DVD or VIDEO button to select
the media format you want to use.
Connect the supplied set top box controller to have
the recorder change the channel of your cable box
or satellite receiver during a timer recording
(page 12).
DVD
CH 103!
VIDEO
103
VIDEO
DVD
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Quick access to recorded titles Title List
Display the Title List to view all titles on a disc
and select a title for playback or editing.
One Touch Dubbing - DV/D8 Dubbing
Connect your digital video camera to the DV IN
jack and press the ONE TOUCH DUBBING
button to dub a DV/D8 format tape over to a disc.
Control
Title List (Original)
1/4
10:10 AM
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Ch 23
01:29:03 >
02 Ch 66
00:31:23 >
03 Ch 95
01:59:00 >
04 Ch 97
00:58:56 >
T Ch23
Dubbing
ONE-TOUCH
DUBBING
May/02/2006
08:00 PM
Creating your own program - Playlist
Record a program on a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), then erase, move or add
scenes as you like without changing the original
contents.
Original
Playlist
Operation restrictions
Possible Simultaneous Operations
Current Operation
VCR
Recording
DVD
Playback
DVD
Recording
Playing a VHS tape*1
—
No
No
Yes
Recording on a VHS tape
No
—
Yes
Yes*3
Playing a DVD*2
No
Yes
—
No
Recording on a DVD
Yes
Yes*3
No
—
*1
*2
*3
VCR
Playback
When pressing DVD, VCR playback stops.
When pressing VIDEO, DVD playback stops.
Only the same program can be recorded on a DVD and a VHS tape.
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A
How to Use the On-Screen
Menus
“Title List”
Displays the list of the disc contents,
including the recording information and
movie thumbnail image, which allows you to
select a title to play or edit.
The following three displays are mainly used to
operate this recorder. Once you become familiar
with the basic operations, you will find the
recorder easy to use.
Title List (Original)
1/4
10:10 AM
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Ch 23
01:29:03 >
02 Ch 66
00:31:23 >
03 Ch 95
01:59:00 >
04 Ch 97
00:58:56 >
T Ch 23
May/02/2006
08:00 PM
B
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
TOOLS
“Timer”
Used to set a new timer recording for a disc or
VHS tape, as well as change or cancel the
timer recordings you set.
SYSTEM
MENU
C
“Edit”
Used to create or edit a Playlist (unfinalized
DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)
only).
D
System Menu
The System Menu appears when you press
SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of
the recorder’s main functions, such as timer
recording and setup.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Title List (Original)
Title List
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
6
10
Setup
Press ENTER :
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
10:10 AM
“Dubbing”
Used to dub from a disc to a VHS tape and
vice versa, and also dub from a DV/D8 format
tape to a disc.
E
“Disc Setting”
Used to rename, format, or finalize a disc.
F
“Setup”
Displays the “Setup” display for setting up the
recorder to suit your preferences.
Selectable options
Sub-menu
The sub-menu appears when you select an item
from a list menu (e.g., a title from the Title List
menu), and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
options applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Selectable options on the System Menu differ
depending on the media type, disc condition, and
operating status.
Example: When a disc or a VHS tape is stopped.
Type
+RW
-RWVideo
*1
+R
*1
10:10 AM
No. Title
1/4
*1
-RWVR
Example: The Title List menu
Title List (Original)
Selectable option
01 Ch 23
02 Ch 66
03 Ch 95
04 Ch 97
T Ch 23
Length
Edit
01:29:03 >
Play
00:31:23
Title
Erase >
01:59:00
>
Chapter
Erase
00:58:56 >
Protect
-RVR
Title Name
-RVideo
*1
*1
*1
*1
*1
A·B Erase
May/02/2006
08:00 PM
DVD
Divide Title
Options for the selected item
RAM
VCD
TOOLS
CD
The TOOLS menu appears when you press
TOOLS. You can search for a title/chapter/track,
check the playing and remaining time, or change
audio and repeat settings. The displayed options
differ depending on the media type.
Press M/m to select an option, press </, to
select the desired item, and press ENTER.
Example: When you press TOOLS while a
DVD-RW (VR mode) is playing.
DATA CD
DATA DVD
*2
*1
*2
Unfinalized disc only
With a disc inserted
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
T
Title 1/4
C
Chapter 1/1
Time 00:00:25
Audio ENG Dolby 5.1ch (1/3)
Repeat Off
Remain 00:01:30
Notes
• The TOOLS menu may not appear during DVD
recording.
• The System Menu does not appear when recording on
a DVD, or dubbing from VHS tape to a DVD.
• You cannot use the DVD or VIDEO buttons with the
System Menu turned on.
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Using the cable box/satellite
receiver control function
Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the
settings of the recorder.
Notes
• Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
• See the instructions supplied with the components to be
connected.
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not
have a video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the power cord of each
component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord
(phono plug × 3 y phono plug × 3) (1)
• Antenna cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• Set top box controller (1)
• Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Step 2: Connecting the
Antenna Cable and Set Top
Box Controller
Select one of the following antenna hookups. Do
not connect the power cord until you reach
“Connecting the Power Cord” on page 20.
If you have
Hookup
Cable box or satellite receiver with a A (page 13)
video/audio output
Cable box with an antenna output
only
B (page 14)
Cable without cable box, or antenna C (page 15)
only (no cable TV)
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The cable box/satellite receiver control function
can be used with hookup A or B. It allows the
recorder to control a cable box or satellite receiver
via the supplied set top box controller. The
recorder controls channels on the cable box or
satellite receiver for timer recording. You can also
use the recorder’s remote control to change
channels on the cable box/satellite receiver
whenever the cable box/satellite receiver and the
recorder are turned on.
To use the cable box/satellite receiver control
function, you need to connect the set top box
controller and set the code number and output
channel (page 23). After setting up the cable box/
satellite receiver control, check that the recorder
can correctly control the cable box or satellite
receiver (page 25).
Note to CATV system installer (in USA)
This reminder is provided to call the CATV
system installer’s attention to Article 820- 40 of
the NEC that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected to the grounding
system of the building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
Notes
• If your antenna is a flat cable (300-ohm twin lead
cable), use an external antenna connector (not
supplied) to connect the antenna to the recorder.
• If you have separate cables for VHF and UHF
antennas, use a UHF/VHF band mixer (not supplied) to
connect the antenna to the recorder.
A: Cable box or satellite receiver with a video/audio output
Wall
Set top box
controller
(supplied)
Hookups and Settings
With this hookup, you can record any channel on the cable box or satellite receiver. Be sure that the cable
box or satellite receiver is turned on. This connection is necessary to use the Synchro-Rec function
(pages 53 and 83).
To watch cable or satellite programs, you need to match the channel on the recorder (L1) to the input jack
connected to the cable box or satellite receiver (LINE 1 IN).
Place the set top box controller near the remote sensor on the cable box/satellite receiver.
Cable box/
satellite receiver
Antenna cable
(supplied)
AUDIO
OUT
R
VIDEO
OUT
ANT IN
L
TO TV
to antenna input
TV
Audio/video
cord (not supplied)
LINE 1 IN
VIDEO
to SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
AUDIO
to LINE 1 IN
VCR-DVD recorder
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
Y
R
PB
IN
L
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
: Signal flow
Note
Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions.
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B: Cable box with an antenna output only
With this hookup, you can record any channel on the satellite receiver or cable box. Be sure that the cable
box or satellite receiver is turned on.
To watch cable programs, you need to match the channel on the recorder (3ch or 4ch) to the antenna
output channel on the cable box (3ch or 4ch).
Place the set top box controller near the remote sensor on the cable box/satellite receiver.
Wall
Set top box
controller
(supplied)
Cable box
ANT IN
TO TV
Antenna cable
(supplied)
to SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
VHF/UHF
VCR-DVD recorder
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
R
IN
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
to VHF/UHF IN
L
PB
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
IN
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
Y
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
OUT
to VHF/UHF
OUT
TV
: Signal flow
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to antenna
input
C: Cable without cable box, or antenna only (no cable TV)
Use this hookup if you watch cable channels without a cable box. Also use this hookup if you are using
a VHF/UHF antenna or separate VHF and UHF antennas.
With this hookup, you can record any channel by selecting the channel on the recorder.
Hookups and Settings
Wall
VHF/UHF
VCR-DVD recorder
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
R
IN
L
PB
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
IN
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
Y
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
to VHF/UHF IN
OUT
OUT
to VHF/UHF
OUT
TV
Antenna cable
(supplied)
: Signal flow
to antenna
input
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Step 3: Connecting to Your TV
Connect the supplied audio/video cord to the LINE OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks of the recorder.
To enjoy higher quality images, connect an S video cord (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug.
When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.
INPUT
INPUT
TV or projector
S VIDEO
AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
(red)
(white)
(yellow)
S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN
S video cord
(not supplied)
VIDEO
LINE OUT
(yellow)
VIDEO
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
(white)
L
(red)
R
to S VIDEO OUT
AUDIO
AUDIO
to LINE OUT
(VIDEO/AUDIO L/R)
VCR-DVD recorder
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
R
IN
L
PB
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
Y
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
: Signal flow
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV screen. To change the picture size, see page 100.
Notes
• Do not connect to the S VIDEO OUT and yellow LINE OUT (VIDEO) jacks at the same time.
• During DVD recording, you cannot watch VHS pictures by pressing VIDEO, as the S VIDEO OUT jack will output
DVD video signals only.
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This will cause
unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers.
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If your TV has component video input jacks
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
INPUT
TV or projector
Y
PB
(green) (blue)
Hookups and Settings
Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord (not supplied) or three
video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will enjoy accurate color reproduction and
high quality images.
If your TV accepts progressive 480p format signals, you must use this connection and then set
“Progressive” of “Video” to “On” in the “Setup” display (page 101). The PROGRESSIVE indicator
lights up when the recorder outputs progressive signals.
When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.
AUDIO R
PR
L
(red)
(white)
(red)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
Component video cord
(not supplied)
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE OUT
(green)
VIDEO
Y
(blue)
(white)
L
PB
(red)
(red)
PR
R
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
Y
R
PB
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
IN
L
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
to LINE OUT
(AUDIO L/R)
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
VCR-DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
Video signal can also be output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack when playing a VHS tape.
Note
During DVD recording, you cannot watch VHS pictures by pressing VIDEO, as the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
will output DVD video signals only.
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Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver)
Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your AV amplifier (receiver).
This will enable you to listen to DVD audio tracks through your AV amplifier (receiver).
A
AUDIO OUT
Audio cord
(not supplied)
(white)
INPUT
(white)
L
L
AUDIO
R
R
(red)
(red)
AV amplifier (receiver)
to AUDIO OUT (L/R)
VCR-DVD recorder
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
R
IN
L
PB
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
Y
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
or
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
Optical digital cord
(not supplied)
[Speakers]
to optical
digital input
to coaxial
digital input
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
Front (L)
Center
: Signal flow
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[Speakers]
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Subwoofer
B
A Connecting to audio L/R jacks
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
z Hints
• For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
• During VHS playback, the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks can also output digital audio signals.
Notes
• During DVD recording, the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks output DVD audio signals only. You cannot hear
VHS sound by pressing VIDEO.
• After you have completed the connection, make the
appropriate settings under “Audio Connection Setup”
in Easy Setup (page 23). Otherwise, no sound or a loud
noise will come from your speakers.
• With a coaxial or optical digital connection, you cannot
use the virtual surround effects of this recorder.
• When outputting from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks, you cannot switch the bilingual sounds on a
DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode) by
pressing AUDIO.
Surround 2
Hookups and Settings
This connection uses a stereo amplifier’s
(receiver’s) two front speakers for sound.
You can enjoy the surround function that creates
virtual speakers from two stereo speakers. Select
from “Surround1,” “Surround2,” or “Surround3”
of the surround effects (page 36).
Surround 1
*2
Surround 3
Virtual speaker
B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
Use this connection if your AV amplifier
(receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital or DTS*2 decoder
and a digital input jack. You can enjoy the
surround effect of Dolby Digital (5.1ch) or DTS
(5.1ch).
*1
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
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Step 5: Connecting the
Power Cord
Step 6: Preparing the
Remote
Plug the recorder and TV power cords into an AC
outlet. After you connect the power cord, you
must wait for a short while before
operating the recorder. You can operate the
recorder only after the front panel display lights up
and the recorder enters standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 28), be sure to connect the power
cord only after all connections are complete.
You can control the recorder using the supplied
remote.
Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by matching the
3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings
inside the battery compartment. Be sure to close
the battery cover properly. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
recorder.
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
L
Y
R
PB
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
to AC outlet
Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 26).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. 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
lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
remote.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to
six months.
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
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VOL +/–
Adjust the volume of
your TV
You can adjust the remote control’s signal to
control your TV.
If you connect the recorder to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can also use the supplied remote to
control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.
CH +/–
Select the channel on
your TV
TV/VIDEO
Switch your TV’s input
source
Number buttons and Select the channel on a
SET
Sony TV
Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) with
some or all of the buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
appropriate code number again.
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
"/1
Number
buttons,
SET
4
Switch to or from the
wide mode of a Sony
wide-screen TV
Code numbers of controllable TVs
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.
Manufacturer
Code number
CH +/–
Sony
01 (default)
VOL +/–
Akai
04
TV/VIDEO
AOC
04
WIDE MODE
1
2
3
WIDE MODE
Centurion
12
Coronado
03
Curtis-Mathes
12, 14
Daewoo
04, 22
Daytron
03, 12
Fisher
11
General Electric
04, 06, 10
Hitachi
02, 03, 04
J.C.Penney
04, 10, 12
JVC
09
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
KMC
03
Hold down "/1.
LG/Gold Star
03, 04, 17
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
below) using the number buttons.
Magnavox
03, 04, 08, 12, 21
Marantz
04, 13
Release "/1.
MGA/Mitsubishi
04, 12, 13, 17
When the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch is set to
TV, the remote performs the following:
NEC
04, 12
Panasonic
06, 19
Philco
02, 03, 04, 08
Philips
08, 21
Pioneer
06, 16
Press
To
"/1
Turn your TV on or off
Hookups and Settings
Controlling TVs with the remote
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21
Code number
Portland
03
Proscan
10
Quasar
06, 18
Radio Shack
05, 10, 14
RCA
04, 10
Sampo
12
Samsung
03, 04, 12, 20
Manufacturer
Code number
Sanyo
11, 14
Sony
78, 79, 80, 91
Scott
12
Denon
84, 85, 86
Sears
07, 10, 11
Kenwood
92, 93
Sharp
03, 05, 18
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Sylvania
08, 12
Pioneer
99
Teknika
03, 08, 14
Sansui
87
Toshiba
07, 18
Technics
97, 98
Wards
03, 04, 12
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
Yorx
12
Zenith
14, 15
Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
(receivers)
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
Controlling the volume of your AV
amplifier (receiver) with the remote
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
"/1
Number
buttons
VOL +/–
1
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to
DVD·VIDEO.
2
Hold down "/1, and enter the
manufacturer code (see the table below)
for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
number buttons.
3
Release "/1.
The VOL +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
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z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
TV/DVD·VIDEO switch is set to DVD·VIDEO, repeat
the steps above and enter the code number 90 (default).
Manufacturer
1
2
Step 7: Easy Setup
Turn on the TV.
Press "/1.
The recorder turns on.
3
“Initial setting necessary to operate the DVD
recorder will be made. You can change them
later using setup.” appears.
• If this message does not appear, select “Easy
Setup” in the “Setup” display to run Easy
Setup (page 108).
OSD Language Setup
m
Clock Setup
4
m
Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on
your TV screen.
Hookups and Settings
Follow the steps below to make the minimum
number of basic adjustments for using the
recorder. If you do not complete Easy Setup, it
will appear each time you turn on your recorder.
Settings are made in the following order.
Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the language
used in the on-screen display appears.
Cable Box/Sat. Control Setup
m
No Disc
Tuner and Channel Setup
m
Easy Setup
Select the screen language.
TV Type Setup
English
Français
m
Español
Audio Connection Setup
m
5
Finished!
Select a language, and press ENTER.
The setup display for clock setting appears.
No Disc
"/1
Select a method for setting the clock.
If you select "Auto", this recorder will look
for a time signal when you turn it off.
Auto
Number
buttons
Manual
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Easy Setup
6
Select “Manual,” and press ENTER.
Press M/m to set the month and press ,. Set
the day, year, hour, minutes, and AM/PM in
the same way, then press ENTER. The day of
the week is set automatically.
• If you used antenna hookup C (page 15),
you can select “Auto.” The recorder will
automatically search for a channel that
carries a time signal when you turn off the
recorder after finishing Easy Setup.
The setup display for cable box/satellite
receiver control appears.
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23
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Do you want to control
your set top box with this recorder?
(Changes to the current setting will
erase all timer settings.)
Yes
If you connect the satellite receiver or cable
box to the recorder’s antenna input (page 14),
select “Ch3” or “Ch4” and press ENTER, then
go to step 13. See the instructions supplied
with your cable box to confirm the cable box’s
antenna output channel.
11 Select whether or not you have a cable
No
connection.
No Disc
7
Select whether or not you use the cable
box/satellite receiver control, and press
ENTER.
Easy Setup
Select the way in which you will receive
channels.
Antenna
If you want to use the cable box/satellite
receiver control (page 12), select “Yes.”
If you do not have a cable box, select “No,”
then go to step 11.
8
Press the number buttons to enter the
brand code of your cable box/satellite
receiver.
See “Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Brand
Code” (page 125).
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Enter the brand code of
your set top box.
10:10 AM
Cable
If you use an antenna only (no cable TV),
select “Antenna.”
For all other connections, select “Cable.”
12 Press ENTER.
The Tuner Preset function automatically starts
searching for all of the receivable channels
and presets them.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Searching for receivable channels. 25
Please wait.
OK
Cancel
• To re-enter the code number, select
“Cancel” and return to step 7.
9
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Select input line or
Set Top Box's output channel.
To set the channels manually, see page 99.
After the Tuner Preset is finished, the setup
display for selecting the picture size of the
connected TV appears.
13 Select the setting that matches your TV
type.
Line1
Line2
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Ch3
Ch4
10 Select the cable box output channel.
If you connect your cable box or satellite
receiver to the recorder’s audio/video input
(page 13), select “Line1” or “Line2” and press
ENTER, then go to step 13.
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Select your TV screen type.
16 : 9
4 : 3 Letter Box
4 : 3 Pan Scan
18 Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Easy Setup is finished. All connections and
setup operations are complete.
If you use the cable box/satellite receiver
control, check that the control works correctly
(page 25).
No Disc
Easy Setup
Easy Setup is finished.
14 Press ENTER.
Finish
The setup display for selecting the type of
Dolby Digital signal appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Hookups and Settings
“4:3 Letter Box”: For standard TVs.
Displays “wide screen” pictures with bands
on the upper and lower sections of the screen.
“4:3 Pan Scan”: For standard TVs.
Automatically displays “wide screen”
pictures on the entire screen and cuts off the
sections that do not fit.
“16:9”: For wide-screen TVs or standard TVs
with a wide screen mode.
For details, see “Video Settings (Video)” on
page 100.
10:10 AM
Dolby Digital
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
D-PCM
Dolby Digital
z Hint
If you want to run Easy Setup again, select “Easy Setup”
in the “Setup” display (page 108).
15 Select the type of Dolby Digital signal you
want to send to your amplifier (receiver).
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby
Digital decoder, select “Dolby Digital.”
Otherwise, select “D-PCM.”
16 Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the type of
DTS signal appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
Note
To record TV programs using the timer, you must set the
clock accurately.
Checking the cable box/satellite
receiver control setting
1
Turn on the recorder and the cable box/
satellite receiver.
2
Point the recorder’s remote at the recorder
(not at the cable box/satellite receiver).
3
Press CH +/– and check that the channel
changes on the cable box/satellite receiver
window.
4
Press the number buttons and check that
the channel changes on the cable box/
satellite receiver window.
10:10 AM
DTS
On
Off
17 Select whether or not you want to send a
DTS signal to your amplifier (receiver),
and press ENTER.
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a DTS
decoder, select “On.” Otherwise, select “Off.”
If you cannot get the recorder to control your
cable box/satellite receiver
Check the settings at “Set Top Box Control” in
“Features” setup (page 105).
Check the connection and place the set top box
controller near the cable box/satellite receiver
(page 12).
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25
If your cable box or satellite receiver still does not
operate with this recorder, contact your cable or
satellite company to see if they can provide you
with a compatible cable box or satellite receiver.
To fix the set top box controller to your cable
box/satellite receiver
Once you have confirmed that the set top box
controller controls your cable box or satellite
receiver, affix it in place.
1
2
Attach the supplied double-sided tape to the
set top box controller.
Remove the backings on the double-sided
tape.
Affix it so that the set top box controller is
near the remote control sensor on your cable
box/satellite receiver.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
COMMAND
MODE switch
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
No Disc
Setup
10:10 AM
Title List
Tuner Preset
Timer
Clock Set
Video
Edit
Audio
Dubbing
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
mode number for this recorder and the supplied
remote to one that differs from the other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD 3.
3
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
No Disc
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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Features
Disc Setting
10:10 AM
Front Display
: Auto
Command Mode
: DVD 3
Factory Setting
4
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
No Disc
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Front Display
Command Mode
Dubbing
Factory Setting
: Auto
DVD 1
: DVD1
DVDNo
2
DVD 3
Disc Setting
Setup
5
Select the command mode (“DVD 1,”
“DVD 2,” or “DVD 3”), and press ENTER.
6
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you
selected above.
Hookups and Settings
Edit
10:10 AM
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Note
If the command mode does not match, the recorder’s
command mode appears on the front panel display when
you operate the remote. Set the remote’s command mode
to one that matches the recorder’s.
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Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device
After disconnecting the recorder’s power cord from an AC outlet, connect the other VCR or similar
recording device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder. See also the instruction manual supplied with the
connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec)” on
page 53 and page 83. Connect the equipment to the LINE 1 IN jacks of the recorder to record using the
Synchro Rec function.
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect other VCR or similar device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the equipment has an
S video jack, you can use an S video cord (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug of the audio/
video cord. Do not connect to the S VIDEO and yellow VIDEO jacks at the same time.
You can connect a second DVD player and record DVDs.
Other VCR, etc
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
S video cord
(not supplied)
LINE 2 IN
S VIDEO
VCR-DVD recorder
: Signal flow
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VIDEO
L AUDIO R
(MONO)
DV IN
to LINE 2 IN
Connecting to the LINE 1 IN jacks
You can connect a second VCR or similar device.
Other VCR, etc.
LINE OUTPUT
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
AUDIO
VIDEO
to LINE 1 IN
Hookups and Settings
LINE 1 IN
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
R
VCR-DVD recorder
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
R
IN
L
PB
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
Y
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
: Signal flow
z Hints
• When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect an audio cord to the white LINE IN AUDIO L
(mono) jack.
• To record from connected equipment, select an input source (LINE1 or LINE2) to match the jack you connected to
(pages 56 and 86).
Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded. You cannot dub from DVD
VIDEOs to this recorder.
• 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. Noise (feedback) may result.
• If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
VCR-DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the VCR-DVD recorder and 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
VCR-DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and Playable Discs
Icon used
in this
manual
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other
DVD players (finalizing)
+RW
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalized)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Format in VR mode*2
(page 49)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalization
unnecessary) (page 91)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in Video
mode*2 (page 49)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 91)
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+R compatible
players (finalization necessary)
(page 91)
Disc Type
DVD+RW
Disc
Logo
DVDRW
DVD+R
+R
DVD+R DL
DVDR
DVDR DL
VR
mode
-RVR
Format in VR mode
using the “Disc Setting”
display (page 49)
Playable only on DVD-R VR
mode compatible players
(finalization necessary) (page 91)
Video
mode
-RVideo
Automatically
formatted in Video
mode
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 91)
Usable disc versions (as of February 2006)
• 4×-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 2×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.1
with CPRM*1)
• 4×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.2, Ver.1.2
with CPRM)
• 16×-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16×-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0, Ver.2.0
with CPRM, Ver.2.1, Ver.2.1 with CPRM)
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• 2.4×-speed DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs*6
• 4×-speed or slower DVD-R DL (Dual Layer)
discs
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,”
and “DVD-R” logos are trademarks.
Recording Features
Editing Features
Auto
Chapter
(page 51)
Manual
Chapter
(page 62)
Change
Title
Name
(page 63)
Erase
Title/
Chapter
(page 59)
A-B
Erase
(page 60)
Divide
Title
(page 61)
Playlist
(page 64)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No*3
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes*4
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes/No*3
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes/No*5
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes*5
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes/No*5
No
No
No
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
Unused DVD-RWs are automatically formatted
according to the setting of “Format DVD-RW” in
“Features” setup (page 105).
Erasing titles only frees up disc space if you erase the
last title.
Erasing titles or chapters frees up disc space.
Erasing titles or chapters does not free up disc space.
*6
Quick Guide to Disc Types
Rewrite
(page 70)
When using DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs, see
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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12 cm/8 cm discs
12 cm
8 cm
Disc Type
Playback
Recording
Playback
Recording
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
VR mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Video mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
VR mode
Yes
Yes
—
—
Video mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
—
—
DVD+RW
DVD-RW
DVD-R
DVD+R
Discs that cannot be recorded on
•
•
•
•
•
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DVD-RWs (Ver.1.0)
DVD+RWs that are not 2.4×-speed compatible
8 cm discs
DVD-RAMs
DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs in VR mode
Playable Discs
Disc Type
Disc Logo
DVD-RAM
—
VIDEO CD
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or
rented
RAM
DVD-RAMs recorded by another recording
device. 12 cm/8 cm discs without cartridges, or
removable from their cartridges can be played.
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD
format (with PBC function)
CD
CD
DATA CD
DATA DVD
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
Characteristics
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format that can be purchased
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs created on a PC or
similar device in music format, or MP3 or JPEG
format that conforms to ISO9660* Level 1/
Level 2
DATA DVD
DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/
DVD-Rs in MP3 or JPEG format conforming to
UDF
—
8 cm DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs, and DVD-Rs
recorded with a DVD video camera (Still images
recorded with a DVD video camera cannot be
played.)
—
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” logos are trademarks.
* A logical format of files and folders on DATA-CDs,
defined by ISO (International Organization for
Standardization).
Quick Guide to Disc Types
DVD VIDEO
Icon Used
in This
Manual
Discs that cannot be played
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those
recorded in music CD format, MP3 or JPEG
format, or Video CD format
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs that do not contain MP3 tracks or
JPEG files, or are not in DVD Video format.
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs in VR mode
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(see page 34)
• A disc recorded in a color system other than
NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM
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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. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does not
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard,
playback on this product is not guaranteed.
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) labeled with identical region
codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labeled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, a
message will appear on the TV screen to indicate
that the disc is not playable. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labeled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
RDR-VX530
NO.
X
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please be
aware that among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
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Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, 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 finalized. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW or DVD-R. To change the DVD-RW’s
format, reformat the disc (page 70). Note that a disc’s
contents will be erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs. Also, you cannot record on
the disc if the disc is not 1x speed compatible.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-RWs (Video
mode) or DVD-Rs (Video mode) recorded on other
equipment.
• You may not be able to further record on a DVD+RW
recorded on other equipment. Note that recording on
such discs may cause the recorder to rewrite the DVD
menu.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
To stop playback
Press x STOP.
DVD Playback
Playing
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
RAM
VCD
+R
CD
-RVR
-RVideo
DATA CD DATA DVD
Notes
• To play a disc recorded with other equipment on this
recorder, finalize the disc on the recording equipment
first.
• For simultaneous VHS and DVD operation, see page 9.
TOP MENU
MENU
Using the DVD’s Menu
+RW
H PLAY
x STOP
1
2
DVD Playback
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
DVD
z Hints
• You can play DATA CDs or DATA DVDs with MP3
audio tracks or JPEG image files (pages 43 or 44).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or CD,
playback starts automatically depending on the disc.
• When playing a DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD-R, and DVD-RAM, you can select the title from
the Title List menu (page 40).
• When using a DVD-RAM with a cartridge, remove the
disc from the cartridge.
-RWVideo
+R
-RVideo
DVD
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalized
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R (Video mode), you can display the disc’s
menu by pressing TOP MENU or MENU.
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a disc on
the disc tray.
Playback side facing down
3
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
4
Press H PLAY.
Playback starts.
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Playback Options
Z OPEN/CLOSE
Number buttons
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
SUR
MENU
O RETURN
REPLAY/
ADVANCE
. PREV
ZOOM
M/m/</,,
ENTER
> NEXT
H PLAY
x STOP
X PAUSE
ANGLE
REPEAT
Button
Operation
Disc
Z OPEN/CLOSE
Stops playing and opens the disc tray.
All discs
AUDIO
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc
when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
VCD
DVD : Selects the audio source.
VCD : Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
SUBTITLE
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
ANGLE
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
recorded on the disc, “
” appears in the front panel
display.
DVD
ZOOM
Zooms into a scene during playback or still mode
when pressed repeatedly.
Magnification changes as follows:
normal t ×2 t ×4 t normal
+RW
The zoom function may not work depending on the
DVD.
To zoom in a JPEG image, see page 44.
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.
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
RAM
VCD
Operation
Disc
SUR
(surround)
Surround lets you enjoy surround sound effects by
using sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers
from a stereo TV or two front speakers (page 19).
Selects one of the effects when pressed repeatedly.
“Off”: No surround effect.
“Surround1”: Creates one set of virtual surround
speakers.
“Surround2”: Creates two sets of virtual surround
speakers.
“Surround3”: Creates three sets of virtual surround
speakers.
This feature is effective when you use two separate
front speakers.
All discs
• Replays or briefly fast forwards a scene when
pressed during playback.
• Goes to the previous or next frame when pressed
during pause mode.
+RW
• Goes to the beginning of the current or next title/
chapter/scene/track and starts playback when
pressed during playback.
• Goes to the beginning of the previous title/chapter/
scene/track when .PREV is pressed within three
seconds after starting a title/chapter/scene/track.
All discs
Fast reverses or fast forwards the disc when pressed
during playback.
Search speed changes with each press:
All discs
REPLAY/
ADVANCE
. PREV/
NEXT >
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
fast reverse
FR1 T
FR2*2 T T
*3
FR3 T T T
(slow)
Plays in slow motion when pressed in pause mode.
Playback speed changes with each press:
reverse slow motion
T
TT
TTT
X PAUSE
fast forward
t FF1*1
t t FF2*2
t t t FF3*3
forward slow motion
t
tt
ttt
Pauses playback.
If you pause playback for more than five minutes,
playback starts automatically.
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
DVD
RAM
-RVideo
DVD Playback
Button
*1
FF1 with sound
(Scan Audio) is
available for DVDs
with Dolby Digital
soundtracks.
*2 FR2 and FF2 are not
available for MP3.
*3 FR3 and FF3 are only
available for DVDs
and VIDEO CDs.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
RAM
VCD
*
* Playback direction
only
All discs
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Button
Operation
Disc
REPEAT
Displays the items to be repeated when pressed.
Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER.
To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off” and press ENTER.
Press O RETURN to turn off the display.
When playing a DVD
“Chapter”: Repeats the current chapter.
“Title”: Repeats the current title on a disc.
“A-B” (Repeat A-B Play): Repeats a specific portion
(page 39).
When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC function off)
“Track”: Repeats the current track.
“Disc”: Repeats all of the tracks.
“A-B” (Repeat A-B Play): Repeats a specific portion
(page 39).
Selects the item to be repeated when pressed
repeatedly. To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off.”
When playing a CD
“Track”: Repeats the current track.
“Disc”: Repeats all of the tracks.
When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 audio)
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
+RW
+R
DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVideo
-RVR
RAM
VCD
*
* With PBC function off
CD
DATA CD DATA DVD
To resume normal playback after playing at various speeds, press H PLAY.
z Hints
• You can change playback options, such as subtitle,
audio track, angle, etc., using the TOOLS menu
(page 11).
• During playback or pause mode, the recorder’s m/
M buttons and the remote’s .PREV/>NEXT
buttons work the same way (page 37). Hold the buttons
down during playback to fast forward or fast reverse. In
pause mode, you can play in slow motion. Three speeds
are available, depending on the duration of the press.
• See “DVD Audio/Subtitle Language” on page 124 for
the meaning of the language abbreviation.
Notes on playing DTS soundtracks on a CD
When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise
will be heard from the analog stereo jacks. To
avoid possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the analog stereo jacks of the recorder are
connected to an amplification system. To enjoy
DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an external
5.1-channel decoder system must be connected to
the digital jack of the recorder.
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS soundtrack
Notes
• You cannot use the repeat play function with VIDEO
CDs while the PBC function is on (page 39).
• When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
the surround speakers, the surround effects will be
difficult to hear.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
(receiver).
• If you pause playback of a CD, or DATA CD/DATA
DVD containing MP3 audio tracks, playback will not
start until you press H PLAY or X PAUSE.
• Make sure that your listening position is between and
at an equal distance from your speakers, and that the
speakers are located in similar surroundings.
• Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio
(page 39).
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DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS soundtracks, set
“Digital Out” – “DTS” to “On” of “Audio” in the
“Setup” display (page 102).
Playing quickly with sound (Scan
Audio) (DVDs with Dolby Digital soundtracks
only)
You can play quickly with dialog or sound during
FF1 fast-forward of a DVD with Dolby Digital
soundtracks. Simply press M during playback.
z Hint
To turn off the Scan Audio function, set “Scan Audio” of
“Audio” to “Off” in the “Setup” display (page 104).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you make a recording.
Repeating a specific portion
(Repeat A-B Play)
+RW
DVD
4
Continue playing or press m/M to locate
the ending point (point B), and press ENTER.
Repeat A-B Play starts.
To cancel PBC Playback
Press MENU to display “Menu: Off.” To use the
PBC functions, press MENU again to display
“Menu:On.”
Resuming playback from the point
where you stopped the disc (Resume
Play)
Press H PLAY again after stopping a disc to
resume playback from the same point.
To start from the beginning, press x STOP twice,
and press H PLAY.
Select “A” using M/m.
Press ENTER at the starting point (point A) of
the portion to be played repeatedly.
“A-” appears.
DVD Playback
VCD
VCD
-RVideo
During playback, press REPEAT.
Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio.
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using a menu on your
TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions, a menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and press
ENTER. Then follow the instructions in the menu
(press H PLAY when “Press SELECT”
appears).
Operations differ depending on the disc. See the
instructions supplied with the disc.
RAM
-RVR
*
1
2
3
Note
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC
functions
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
To return to normal playback, press REPEAT to
select “Off,” and press ENTER. Press O
RETURN to turn off the display.
* Only with PBC function off.
Playing restricted DVDs (Parental
Control)
DVD
If you play a restricted DVD, a message appears
asking whether you want to override the
restriction.
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
2
Enter your four digit password using the
number buttons.
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see “Parental
(DVD VIDEOs only)” on page 107.
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray.
– you play another title.
– you switch the Title List menu to original or
Playlist (DVD-RW (VR mode)/DVD-R (VR
mode)/DVD-RAM only).
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Locking the recorder (Child Lock)
You can lock all of the buttons on the recorder so
that the settings are not canceled by mistake.
Playing a Title From the
Title List
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
RAM
+R
-RVideo
-RVR
The Title List menu displays the program titles on
the disc.
DVD
With the recorder turned on and stopped, hold
down x on the recorder for more than ten seconds.
The recorder turns off and “CHILD LOCK”
appears in the front panel display. The indicator
remains lit if there is a timer setting. The recorder
will not work except for timer recordings.
To unlock the recorder, hold down x on the
recorder until “CHILD LOCK” disappears from
the front panel display. The recorder is unlocked
and turns on.
To stop timer recording while the recorder is
locked, press x twice. The recording stops and the
recorder is unlocked.
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
TITLE LIST
MENU
TOP MENU
1
2
3
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a disc on the disc tray.
Press TITLE LIST.
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Note
The recorder will be unlocked when:
– you stop timer recording by pressing x.
– you insert a tape.
1
Title List (Original)
1/4
2
10:10 AM
No. Title
Length
4
Edit
01 Ch 23
01:29:03 >
02 Ch 66
00:31:23 >
03 Ch 95
01:59:00 >
04 Ch 97
00:58:56 >
3
T Ch 23
3
May/02/2006
08:00 PM
A Disc type:
Displays a disc type.
Also displays the title type (original or
Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR mode),
DVD-Rs (VR mode), and DVD-RAMs.
B Movie thumbnail image
C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name,
recording date, and recording mode.
“ ” indicates a protected title, while
“ ” indicates unprotected.
D Clock
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4
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title on the
disc.
About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
and DVD-Rs (VR mode)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
RAM
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
VCD
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
VIDEO CD by track or scene. As titles and tracks
are assigned individual numbers on the disc, select
the title or track by entering its number. You can
also search for a scene using the time code.
DVD Playback
You can switch the Title List to show an original
or Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST repeatedly to select
either “Title List (Original)” or “Playlist.”
For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)” on page 58.
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
Number
buttons
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
z Hint
You can also switch the Title List of DVD-RAMs to
show an original or Playlist.
M/m/</,,
ENTER
TOOLS
Notes
• The Title List does not appear for DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs (Video mode) that have
been finalized. To view a title, press TOP MENU or
MENU (page 35).
• The Title List may not appear for discs created on other
DVD recorders.
• Letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with “*.”
1
Press TOOLS during playback.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select a search method.
“Title” (for DVDs)
“Chapter” (for DVDs)
“Track” (for VIDEO CDs with PBC function
off)
“Time” (for DVDs/VIDEO CDs): Searches
for a starting point using the time code.
3
Press M/m/</, to select the number of
the title, chapter, track, etc., you want, or
press the number buttons to enter the time
code.
For example: “Time”
To find a scene at 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “20520.”
If you make a mistake, wait a moment until
the display returns to the elapsed playing time
display, then select another number.
4
Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
point.
To turn off the display, press TOOLS.
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41
To erase bookmarks
Note
Depending on the disc, you may not be able to use the
TOOLS menu to search for a title/chapter/track, or enter
the time code for a playback point.
Bookmarking a favorite scene
(Bookmark)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
RAM
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
CLEAR
M/m/</,,
ENTER
MARKER
SEARCH
During playback, press MARKER at a favorite
scene.
The bookmark is set.
To play from bookmarks
During playback, press SEARCH.
Search 01 02 03 04 05 -- -- -- -- -- N:5
2
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During playback, press SEARCH.
3
Press CLEAR.
Press </, to select the bookmark to be
erased.
Note
You can have the recorder store specific portions
of a disc in memory and play them immediately
whenever you want (Bookmark). Up to ten
bookmarks per disc can be set.
1
1
2
Press </, to select a bookmark, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected bookmark.
When you eject the disc, the bookmark information is
cleared.
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
and JPEG Image Files
Music
DATA CD DATA DVD
Mix
10:10 AM
Press ENTER :
Photo
You can play DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/
CD-RWs)/DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs) that
contain MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files.
Select “Music,” and press ENTER.
The “Music” display appears.
4
Select an album, and press ENTER.
10:10 AM
Music
Repeat:Off
TOP MENU
O RETURN
DVD Playback
If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing only MP3 audio tracks, the
“Music” display appears. Go to step 4.
3
DVD
Music menu for this disc.
Surround:Off
Stop 00:00:00
M/m/</,,
ENTER
MP3_001
Prev Directory
0/9
TOOLS
01-Track1.mp3
02-Track2.mp3
03-Track3.mp3
./>
H PLAY
X PAUSE
REPEAT
Playing MP3 audio tracks
You can play MP3 audio tracks on DATA CDs or
DATA DVDs.
1
2
04-Track4.mp3
05-Track5.mp3
x STOP
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a DATA CD/DATA DVD on the disc
tray.
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the display for selecting a media type
appears. When you select “Mix,” you can
enjoy a slide show with sound (page 45).
5
Select a track, and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected track.
When a track or album is being played, the
title is shown in a box.
To stop playback
Press x STOP.
To pause playback
Press X PAUSE.
To restart playback, press H PLAY or X
PAUSE.
To play repeatedly
Press REPEAT repeatedly during playback.
“Off”: Does not play repeatedly.
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
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43
To switch between MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
To display the previous or next image, press
./>.
Press x STOP, and press TOP MENU.
The following menu icons appear in the upper
part of the screen.
: Returns to the “Photo” display.
: Starts the slide show (page 44).
: Rotates the image (page 44).
: Zooms the image (page 44).
Press TOOLS to turn on/off the menu icons.
z Hint
When playback of all the MP3 audio tracks within the
album finishes, the recorder stops.
Playing JPEG image files
You can play JPEG image files on DATA CDs or
DATA DVDs.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a DATA CD/DATA DVD on the disc
tray.
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the display for selecting a media type
appears. When you select “Mix,” you can
enjoy a slide show with sound (page 45).
10:10 AM
Music
To play the slide show
1
Press </, to select “
,” and press
ENTER.
The “Slideshow Speed” menu appears.
“
”: Slow
“
”: Normal
“
”: Fast
2
Press </, to select the desired play speed,
and press ENTER.
The slide show starts from the selected image.
To stop playing, press x STOP.
Press ENTER :
Photo
Music menu for this disc.
Mix
If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing only JPEG image files, the
“Photo” display appears. Go to step 4.
3
Select “Photo,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo” display appears.
4
Press </, to select “
,” and press ENTER.
Each time you press ENTER, the image turns
clockwise by 90°.
To zoom in an image
Press </, to select “
,” and press ENTER.
Each time you press ENTER, the magnification
changes as follows:
2× t 4× t 2× t normal
To return to the previous display
Select a folder, and press ENTER.
Directory information
Photo
To rotate the selected image
10:10 AM
Slideshow
Press O RETURN.
To switch between MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
Press x STOP, and press TOP MENU.
\\abc\defg
z Hint
You can also start the slide show by pressing H PLAY
in step 5 above.
Page 1 / 2
To display the previous or next page, press
./>.
5
Select an image file, and press ENTER.
The selected image is displayed over the
entire screen.
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Notes
• You cannot use M/m/</, to move the image within
the screen while zooming.
• Slide show can play in only one direction.
• You cannot rotate or zoom during slide show.
” in the rotated image display,
• If you select “
the images in the “Photo” display will not be
rotated.
Enjoying a slide show with sound
When a disc contains both MP3 audio tracks and
JPEG image files, you can enjoy a slide show with
sound.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD containing
both the MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files.
10:10 AM
Music
Press ENTER :
Photo
Mix
3
Music menu for this disc.
Select “Mix,” and press ENTER.
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies the ISO/IEC MPEG regulations.
JPEG is image compression technology.
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs)
recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) and
JPEG format.
However, this recorder only plays DATA CDs
whose logical format is ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
or Joliet, and DATA DVDs of Universal Disk
Format (UDF).
See the instructions supplied with the disc drives
and the recording software (not supplied) for
details on the recording format.
DVD Playback
The display for selecting a media type
appears.
z Hints
• When playing JPEG images, you can also use the onscreen menu. For details, see “Playing JPEG image
files” (page 44).
• The slide show is played repeatedly until MP3
playback stops.
The “Music” display appears.
4
5
Select an album, and press ENTER.
Select a track, and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected track, and
the display asks for confirmation.
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Note
The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs
or DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write format.
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the
recorder can play
The “Photo” display appears.
7
The recorder can play the following tracks and
files:
Select the folder you want to view, and
press ENTER.
8
Press H PLAY to start the slide show.
– MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) audio tracks.
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension “.MP3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.JPEG” or
“.JPG.”
The “Slideshow Speed” menu appears.
9
Press </, to select the slide show
speed, and press ENTER.
The slide show starts with sound.
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
file names, the files will be played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
To repeat playback
Before you select an album or track in the steps
above, press REPEAT repeatedly to select a repeat
menu.
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off.”
To stop the slide show
Press x STOP.
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Notes
• Some DATA CDs or DATA DVDs cannot be played
on this recorder depending on file format.
• Only one session of a multi-session DATA DVD can
be played back.
• Only alphabet and numbers can be used for album or
track names. Anything else is displayed as an asterisk.
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” even if they are not in MP3 format. Playing
such data may generate a loud noise which could
damage your speaker system.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
• The recorder can recognize up to 499 MP3 audio tracks
within a single album. The recorder may not recognize
some discs depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• The recorder can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in the
following sampling frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz.
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
• If you add the extension “.JPG” or “.JPEG” to data not
in JPEG format, a message appears indicating that the
format is not supported.
• Depending on the disc or the size of image files,
playback may take some time to start.
• The recorder can recognize up to 999 JPEG image files
within a single folder. The recorder may not recognize
some discs depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• Progressive and lossless compression JPEG image files
are not supported.
• The image size that the recorder can display is limited
to width 32 - 7680 pixels by height 32 - 8192 pixels.
• JPEG image files that conform to the DCF* image file
format are not supported.
* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards
for digital cameras regulated by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
RAM
VCD
-RVR
-RVideo
DATA CD DATA DVD
You can check disc information, such as playing
time, recording mode, and remaining disc space.
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Press DISPLAY.
The information display appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Disc and tape information/date and time
m
Disc information only
m
No display
Play
Stop
0:05:30
0:30:00
HQ
SP
Rem 00:25
Rem 01:30
Original
Ch 110
Tue May 02. 2006
◆ DVD
A Playing status
B Playing time
C Recording mode
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+R
CD
10:10 AM
D Remaining disc space (in stop mode)
Remaining time of the current title (during
playback*1)
E Channel or input source*2
F Date and time
*1
Also appears in stop mode with Resume Play
activated (page 39).
*2
Title type (original or Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)/DVD-RAMs.
You can view the information on the front panel
display.
DVD Playback
Viewing information on the front
panel display
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
Example: When playing a DVD
Playing time of the current title
Current title number and current chapter
number
Clock
Example: When a DVD is stopped
Clock
m
Current title and chapter number
m
Remaining disc space
m
Channel or input source
Example: When playing a CD
Playing time of the current track
m
Current track number
m
Clock
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Recording mode and recording time
DVD Recording
The following table is an approximate guide for
the recording time on a single DVD (4.7 GB).
Before Recording
Recording mode
Before you start recording…
HQ (High quality)
• This recorder can record on various disc types.
Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 30).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 46). For DVD+RWs or
DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by
erasing titles (page 59).
z Hint
To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 91).
HSP
R
SP (Standard mode)
Approximate
recording time
(minute)
60
90
120
LSP
r
150
ESP
r
180
LP
r
240
EP
r
SLP (Long duration)
360
480
Recording mode
z Hint
The approximate recording time for DVD+R DL
(Double Layer)/DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs is as
follows:
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
ESP: 5 hours 25 minutes
LP: 7 hours 14 minutes
EP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SLP: 14 hours 28 minutes
Like the SP or EP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has eight different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select “HQ” (high
quality). If recording time is your priority, “SLP”
can be a possible choice.
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
recording time.
– Recording a program with poor reception, or a program
or video source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
Recording a stereo/SAP program
Notes
• Timer recordings will start with or without the recorder
turned on. The recorder automatically turns off after a
recording has finished.
• This recorder records at ×1 speed.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programs to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same time.
I want to record with the
best possible picture
quality, so I’ll select HQ.
Note
The recorder can receive and record stereo/SAP
programs.
Stereo programs
When a stereo program is received, the
“STEREO” indicator lights up in the front panel
display. If there is noise in the stereo program,
press AUDIO repeatedly until the “MONO”
indicator disappears from the TV screen. The
sound will be recorded in monaural but with less
noise.
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SAP (Second Audio Program)
When a SAP is received, the “SAP” indicator
lights up in the front panel display. To record only
SAP sound, set “Tuner Audio” of “Audio” to
“SAP” in the “Setup” display (page 102).
DVD Recording Without the
Timer
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Unrecordable pictures
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
DVD
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder. Recording stops when a copy
guard signal is detected.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
Copy-Once
DISPLAY
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVR
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
VIDEO
INPUT
SELECT
TV/VIDEO
DVD Recording
+R
-RVideo
CH +/–
Recordable discs
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR
Ver.1.1 with CPRM*
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*
-RVR
H PLAY
Ver.2.0 with CPRM*
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*
Copy-Never
x STOP
X PAUSE
None
z REC
REC MODE
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 30).
Formatting a new disc
New, unformatted discs are automatically
formatted when first inserted in the recorder.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, you can select a
recording format (VR mode or Video mode)
according to your needs (page 30).
• Unused DVD-RWs are automatically formatted
according to the setting of “Format DVD-RW”
in “Features” setup (page 105).
• Unused DVD-Rs are automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format in VR mode, change the
recording format using the “Disc Setting”
display (page 70).
1
2
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
Recording side facing down
3
Notes
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW or DVD-R.
• You can change the recording format on DVD-RWs by
reformatting (page 70).
• You cannot change the recording format on used DVDRs.
• The recorder records on new DVD-Rs in Video mode
unless you first format the discs in VR mode.
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused discs are automatically formatted. For
the DVD-RW/DVD-R’s recording format
(VR mode or Video mode), see “Formatting a
new disc” on page 49.
4
Press CH +/– or INPUT SELECT repeatedly
to select the channel or input source you
want to record.
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49
5
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
SLP
EP
LP
ESP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
6
Notes
• Recording may not start immediately after z REC is
pressed.
• You cannot change the recording mode during
recording or recording pause.
• If there is a power failure, the program you are
recording may be erased.
• You cannot change the channel or input source during
recording.
Press z REC.
Recording using the Quick Timer
(One-touch Timer Recording)
Recording starts.
Recording continues until you stop the
recording or the disc is full.
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
To stop recording
Press x STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To pause recording
Press X PAUSE.
To restart recording, press X PAUSE again.
To watch another TV program while recording
1
2
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
3
Select another channel on the TV.
Press TV/VIDEO to set the TV to the TV
input.
To watch a VHS tape while recording
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR, insert a tape,
then press H PLAY.
z Hints
• To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 91).
• You can use the number buttons for channel selection.
Enter the channel number, and press SET.
• You can select a video source from the LINE 1 IN or
LINE 2 IN jacks using the INPUT SELECT button.
• You can turn off the TV during recording. If you are
using a cable box or a satellite receiver, make sure to
leave it on.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Each press increases the time by 30 minutes,
up to eight hours*.
0:30
1:00
7:30
8:00
(Normal
recording)
“c” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining
recording time appears in the front panel
display.
When the counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder
stops recording and turns off.
* 12 hours 30 minutes for DVD+R DL (Double Layer)/
DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs.
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
in the front panel display. The recorder returns to
normal recording mode.
To stop recording
Press x STOP twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information such as
recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY during recording.
The information display appears.
Press the button repeatedly to change the display
(page 46).
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DVD Timer Recording
Record
0:00:03
HQ
Rem 00:59
Ch 1
A Disc type
B Recording status
+RW
F Channel or input source
-RVR
-RVideo
Note
Do not operate your cable box or satellite receiver just
before or during a timer recording. This may prevent the
accurate recording of a program.
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
DVD
z Hint
You can view the information also in the front panel
display. Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the
display. Note that TIME/TEXT does not work during
One-touch Timer Recording.
DVD Recording
E Remaining disc space
+R
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programs
together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up
to one month in advance.
Note that the maximum continuous recording time
for a single title is 12 hours. Contents beyond this
time will not be recorded.
Follow the steps below to set each timer recording
item.
C Recording time
D Recording mode
-RWVR -RWVideo
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder will automatically divide a recording
(a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at
5 or 15-minute intervals during recording. Select
the interval, “5 Min” (default) or “15 Min” in
“DVD Auto Chapter” of “Features” in the “Setup”
display (page 104).
If you do not want to divide titles, select “Off.”
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x STOP
z Hint
You can create chapters manually when playing
DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (VR mode), or DVD-Rs (VR
mode) (page 62).
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
Recording side facing down
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51
3
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
tray.
6
The Timer List menu (page 55) appears.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a recordable disc is
inserted and that there is enough disc space for
the recording.
There is no need to turn off the recorder before
the timer recording starts.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 55).
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused discs are automatically formatted. For
the DVD-RW/DVD-R’s recording format
(VR mode or Video mode), see “Formatting a
new disc” on page 49.
4
Press TIMER.
Timer – Standard
No Rec To
No.01
01
DVD
02 Media
DVD
Date
10:10 AM
Start
04/15
End
09:00PM
10:00PM
04/30 Start
09:15PM Stop
09:45PM
Date
--DVD
--/-Today
---Ch 8
--SP
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
: 00
PM 10
--:-: 00 PM
CH8
03
09
--:--
Source Mode Edit
CH11 Mode
Ch
Press ENTER.
7
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
To stop recording
1 2
5
3
4
5 6
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
A “Media”: Select “DVD.”
B “Date”: Sets the date using M.
To record the same program every day or
the same day every week, press m.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Sun-Sat (Sunday to Saturday)
y Mon-Sat (Monday to Saturday) y
Mon-Fri (Monday to Friday) y Sun
(every Sunday) y Mon (every Monday)
y … y Sat (every Saturday) y
1 month later y … y Today
C “Start”: Sets the start time.
Press x STOP twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If timer settings overlap
The program that starts first has priority and the
second program starts recording only after the first
program has finished. If the programs start at the
same time, the program listed first in the menu has
priority. If the end time of one setting and the start
time of another timer setting is the same, the
beginning of the program that starts later will be
cut.
7:00
F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 48).
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
(page 53), select “AUTO.”
If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
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9:00
10:00
9:00
10:00
Program 2
D “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
E “Ch”: Selects the channel or input
source.
8:00
Program 1
will be cut off
7:00
8:00
Program 1
Program 2
will be cut off
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Canceling DVD Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 55.
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
If the remaining disc space is not enough for the
current recording, the recorder automatically
adjusts the recording mode. Select “AUTO” for
“Mode” when setting the timer.
z Hints
• You can play the recorded program by selecting the
program title in the Title List menu.
• When the start time and the channel or input source to
be recorded are the same but the “Media” setting
differs, the program is recorded to both the DVD disc
and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer-Standard.”
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can set the recorder to automatically record
programs from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE 1 IN jacks on the rear
of the recorder (page 13).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a program from the LINE
1 IN jacks.
• To record a cable or satellite program without using
cable box/satellite receiver control, turn on the cable
box or satellite receiver and select the program you
want to record. Leave the cable box or satellite receiver
turned on until the recorder finishes recording.
• Even when correctly set, the program may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes, even if the recording started with
the recorder turned on.
• The recorder does not record programs with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
DVD
DVD Recording
Notes
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x STOP
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Select the line input audio.
Set “Line Audio Input” of “Audio” to
“Stereo” or “Main/Sub” in the “Setup”
display (page 104).
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4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
Regardless of whether or not the program is a
Synchro-Rec program, the program that starts first
has priority. The recorder starts recording the
second program about ten seconds after the first
program has finished. If the end time of one
setting and the start time of another timer setting is
the same, the beginning of the program that starts
later will be cut.
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
SLP
EP
LP
ESP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
5
6
7
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
7:00
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Program 1
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
Program 2
The “Features” setup appears.
8
Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
ENTER.
9 Select “to DVD,” and press ENTER.
10 Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
11 Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time you want to record, and turn it
off.
12 Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
Synchro-Rec.
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
Press x STOP twice.
To cancel a Synchro-Rec function
Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you press SYNCHRO REC during SynchroRec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
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8:00
9:00
10:00
will be cut off
Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the program may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• During Synchro-Rec standby, the Auto Clock Set
function does not work (page 99).
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
• The recorder does not record programs with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
Changing or Canceling DVD
Timer Settings (Timer List)
4
Select the timer setting you want to change
or cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Timer List
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You can change or cancel timer settings using the
Timer List menu.
5
No. Media
Date
01
DVD
04/15
09:00PM
Start
10:00PM
Stop
Ch8
Ch
Mode Edit
Edit
02
DVD
04/30
09:15PM
09:45PM
Ch11
Delete
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Timer – Standard
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Press SYSTEM MENU.
No Rec To
No.01
Date
01
04/15
DVD
10:10 AM
Start
09:00PM
End
Source Mode Edit
10:00PM
CH8
02 Media
DVD
04/30 Start
09:15PM Stop
09:45PM
Date
CH11 Mode
Ch
03
--DVD
--/-04/15
---Ch 8
--SP
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
09
--:--
: 00
PM 10
DVD Recording
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Edit”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. Press ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
1
10:10 AM
--:-: 00 PM
The System Menu appears.
2
3
“Delete”: Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER when asked
for confirmation.
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Select “Timer List,” and press ENTER.
Timer List
10:10 AM
No. Media
Date
Start
Stop
Ch
01
DVD
04/15
09:00PM
10:00PM
Ch8
02
DVD
04/30
09:15PM
09:45PM
Ch11
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
04
---
--/--
--:--
05
---
--/--
--:--
06
---
--/--
--:--
Timer List
Mode Edit
10:10 AM
No Media
Date
SP
01
DVD
04/15
09:00PM
10:00PM
CH8
SP
02
DVD
04/30
09:15PM
09:45PM
CH11
----
---
03
---
--/--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
If there are more than six timer settings, press
m to display the next page.
Start
Source Mode Edit
Do you want to erase ‘‘No.01’’?
--:--
--:--
----
---
--:--
--:--
----
---
--:--
----
---
--:--
----
---
OK
6
End
Cancel
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the Timer
List.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Notes
• Even when correctly set, the program may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see
page 52.
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• You cannot change the timer settings for a recording
currently underway.
• The Timer List displays both the DVD recorder and
VCR timer settings.
Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
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+R
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You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting
Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 28.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the
equipment has a DV/D8 output jack (i.LINK
jack).
To record from a digital video camera connected
to the DV IN jack, see page 93.
DVD
INPUT
SELECT
x STOP
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Channel*
LINE1
LINE2
DV
* Does not appear when the cable box is connected
to the LINE 1 or LINE 2 jacks and “Set Top Box
Control” is set to “On.”
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4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
SLP
EP
LP
ESP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
5
Select the line input audio.
Set “Line Audio Input” of “Audio” to
“Stereo” or “Main/Sub” in the “Setup”
display (page 104).
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
7
Press z REC on this recorder and the
pause or play button on the connected
equipment at the same time.
DVD Recording
6
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x STOP on this
recorder.
Notes
• A video game image may not be recorded clearly.
• The recorder does not record programs with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
• During recording or recording pause, you cannot
change the recording mode.
• You cannot change the channel or input source during
recording.
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Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)/
DVD-Rs (VR mode)
DVD Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
type in the front panel display, and select the
option available for your disc (page 30).
Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
• You cannot edit recordings on DVD-RWs (Video
mode) or DVD-Rs (Video mode) recorded on other
DVD equipment.
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
(Video mode)
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+R
-RVideo
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
undo any edits you make. The edit functions
available for Video mode titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 63).
– Erasing a title (page 59).
– Setting protection against erasure (DVD+RWs
only) (page 59).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
(DVD+RWs only) (page 60).
– Dividing a title (DVD+RWs only) (page 61).
Notes
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit or record on
the disc (except for DVD+RWs).
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
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-RWVR
-RVR
You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
have two options for a DVD-RW (VR mode) and
DVD-R (VR mode): editing either the original
recording (called the “original”), or the playback
information created from the original (called a
“Playlist”). Since each is different in nature and
offers different merits, read the following and
select the one that better suits your needs.
To edit original titles
Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
create and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 63).
– Erasing a title (page 59).
– Erasing a chapter (page 60).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 59).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 60).
– Dividing a title (page 61).
To create and edit Playlist titles
A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles created from
the original title for editing purposes. When you
create a Playlist, only the control information
necessary for playback, such as the playback
order, is stored on the disc. Since the original titles
are left unaltered, Playlist titles can be re-edited.
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a soccer tournament on a DVD-RW
(VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
to keep the original recording.
In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title. See “Editing a
Playlist” on page 66.
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 63).
– Erasing a title (page 59).
– Erasing a chapter (page 60).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 60).
– Editing a Playlist scene (page 66).
– Dividing a title (page 61).
– Combining titles (page 67).
Editing a Title
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode) without
changing the original recordings, create a Playlist
title (page 64).
DVD
z Hint
You can switch the Title List to show original or Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST repeatedly.
• You cannot protect Playlist titles.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot create or edit
Playlist titles on the disc.
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
DVD Editing
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
Notes
O RETURN
./>
H PLAY
x STOP
X PAUSE
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
Title List (Original)
1/4
10:10 AM
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Ch 23
01:29:03 >
02 Ch 66
00:31:23 >
03 Ch 95
01:59:00 >
04 Ch 97
00:58:56 >
T Ch 23
May/02/2006
08:00 PM
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
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4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can select from the following:
“Title Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
“OK” when asked for confirmation.
“Chapter Erase”*1: Allows you to select a
chapter in the title and erase it (see below).
“Protect”*2: Protects the title. Select “On”
when the Protection display appears. “ ”
appears for the protected title. To cancel the
protection, select “Off.” “ ” changes to
“ .”
“Title Name”: Allows you to rename the title
(page 63).
“A-B Erase”*2: Erases a section of the title
(see below).
“Divide Title”*2: Divides a title into two
(page 61).
*1
DVD-RWs (VR mode) and DVD-Rs (VR mode)
only
*2 DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (VR mode), and DVD-R
(VR mode) only
1
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
2
z Hint
You can also rename a disc (page 70).
Notes
• When editing a DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, finish all editing before finalizing the disc.
You cannot edit a finalized disc.
• You cannot erase protected titles or erase chapters from
a protected title.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
Erasing a chapter (Chapter Erase)
-RWVR
-RVR
You can select a chapter within a title and erase it.
Note that erasing chapters from original titles
cannot be undone.
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Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Chapter Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display for erasing chapters appears.
Chapter Erase (Original)
10:10 AM
Chapter 1 / 3
Title No.01
Check
Erase
01
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
Add
Copy
4
Select the chapter you want to erase, and
press ENTER.
“Check” is selected. To preview the chapter,
press ENTER. When playback finishes or
when you press O RETURN, the display
returns to “Chapter Erase (Original).”
About freeing up disc space
Erasing titles, chapters, or scenes:
– frees up disc space on a DVD-RW (VR mode).
– frees up disc space on a DVD+RW/DVD-RW
(Video mode) only when you erase the last title
or chapter.
– cannot free up disc space on a DVD+R/DVD+R
DL/DVD-R/DVD-R DL.
Press TITLE LIST.
5
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected chapter is erased from the title.
To erase other chapters, repeat from step 4.
z Hint
You can also erase chapters from a Playlist title
(page 66).
Note
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that Playlist
is also erased.
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
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-RVR
You can select a section (scene) within a title and
erase it. Note that erasing scenes from original
titles cannot be undone.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “A-B Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting point A and B appears.
“Start” is selected.
A-B Erase
10:10 AM
Title No.01
z Hints
• A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was erased.
The chapter mark divides the title into separate chapters
on either side of the mark.
• You can also erase a section of a Playlist title (page 66).
Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
• The start and end points of a title may be different from
what you have set.
• The total playing time of the title does not change even
if a scene was erased.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
Start
Start 00:00:00
4
End 00:00:00
Finish
Press ENTER at the start point of the
section to be erased (point A).
You can use H PLAY,
,
./>, x STOP, and X PAUSE to find
the point. “End” is selected.
A-B Erase
+RW
1
2
Erase
00:00:10
T
Title No.01
May/02/2006 08:00 PM
5
End
End 00:00:00
Finish
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
Start
Start 00:00:10
-RVR
You can divide a title into two. Note that dividing
original titles cannot be undone.
10:10 AM
Title No.01
-RWVR
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Divide Title,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears.
“Point” is selected.
Press ENTER at the end point of the section
(point B).
Divide Title (Original)
7
Point
Start 00:00:00
Press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
10:10 AM
Title No.01
“Erase” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat from step 4 or 5.
6
DVD Editing
Title No.01
May/02/2006 08:00 PM
Dividing a title into two (Divide Title)
Erase
00:00:07
T
End
Divide
00:00:07
T
Title No. 01
May/02/2006 08:00 PM
End 00:00:00
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is erased.
To continue, repeat from step 4.
To finish, select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
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4
Press ENTER at the point where you want to
divide the title.
You can use H PLAY,
,
./>, x STOP, and X PAUSE to find
the point.
“Divide” is selected.
Divide Title (Original)
Creating chapters manually
+RW
-RWVR
-RVR
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback.
10:10 AM
Title No.01
Point
Start 00:00:00
Divide
00:00:10
T
Title No. 01
May/02/2006 08:00 PM
5
End 00:00:10
Press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To reset the dividing point, select “No” and
press ENTER, then repeat from step 4.
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The display asks whether to rename the title.
To use the same name as before, select “No”
and press ENTER to finish.
7
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
CHAPTER
MARK
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
8
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Changing the Name
of a Title” (page 63) to complete
renaming.
The divided title appears in the Title List with
the new name.
z Hint
You can also divide a Playlist title (page 66).
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
want to divide the title into chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking...”
appears on the screen, and the scenes before and
after the mark become separate chapters.
VR
Marking...
To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
During playback, press CHAPTER MARK
ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
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Notes
• If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter
marks can be added, you may not be able to record or
edit.
• You cannot add or erase chapter marks on protected
titles or discs.
Changing the Name of a
Title
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-RVR
-RVideo
You can enter a title name of up to 32 characters.
Since the displayed number of characters is
limited, their appearance in menus such as Title
List may be different. When the display for
entering characters appears, follow the steps
below.
DVD
DVD Editing
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Title Name,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
Cursor
Input row
Title Name
10:10 AM
K_
A
B
F
G H
C D
E
a
b
c
d
e
1
2
3
4
5
J
f
g
h
i
j
6
7
8
9
K
L
0
M N O
k
l
m
n
o
-
_
+
=
.
@ #
$
&
)
S
T
p
q
r
s
t
~ !
V W X
Y
u
v
w
x
y
%
P Q R
U
I
Z
^
(
z
Backspace
Setting buttons
Space
Delete
Clear
Finish
Character palette
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5
Select the character you want to enter
using M/m/</,, and press ENTER.
The selected character appears in the input
row.
You can only enter characters and symbols
that are displayed.
• To change the cursor position, select the
input row using M, and press </,.
• To erase a character, select either of the
following setting buttons and press ENTER.
“Backspace”: Erases the character to the left
of the cursor.
“Delete”: Erases the character at the cursor
position.
“Clear”: Erases all the characters in the input
row.
• To insert a space, move the cursor to the
desired position, select “Space,” and press
ENTER.
• To insert a character, move the cursor to the
desired position, select the character, and
press ENTER.
6
Creating a Playlist
-RWVR
Notes
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot create Playlist
titles on the disc.
DVD
Repeat step 5 to enter the remaining
characters.
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
SYSTEM
MENU
To return to the Title List without renaming
the title, press O RETURN.
7
-RVR
Playlist titles allow you to edit without changing
the original recordings (see “Edit options for
DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)” on
page 58). You can create a Playlist title by
combining up to 99 sections (scenes) from original
titles.
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
./>
H PLAY
z Hint
You can also rename a disc (page 70). Follow steps 5 to
7 above when the “Disc Name” display appears.
x STOP
X PAUSE
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
Title List
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
64
Press ENTER :
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
10:10 AM
3
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Edit
10:10 AM
Title List
Create Playlist
Timer
Edit Playlist
Playing a Playlist title
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
3
Select a Playlist title, and press ENTER.
Edit
Dubbing
The sub-menu appears.
Disc Setting
4
Setup
4
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Playlist” Title List.
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Select “Create Playlist,” and press ENTER.
The display for creating a Playlist appears.
“Start” is selected.
Create Playlist
10:10 AM
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the start and end points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
Scene No.01
End
Start 00:00:00
Make
00:00:07
T
Playlist No. 01
End 00:00:00
---/--/---- --:--
5
Finish
Notes
• The picture may pause when an edited scene is played.
• The start and end points in a title may be different from
what you have set.
DVD Editing
Start
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H PLAY,
,
./>, x STOP, and X PAUSE to find
the point.
“End” is selected.
Create Playlist
10:10 AM
Scene No.01
Start
Start 00:00:10
End
End 00:00:00
Finish
Make
00:00:10
T
Playlist No. 01
---/--/---- --:--
6
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Make” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 5 or 6.
7
Press ENTER.
The selected section is captured as a scene. To
continue, repeat from step 5.
8
When you finish capturing scenes, select
“Finish” and press ENTER.
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4
Editing a Playlist
Select “Edit Playlist,” and press ENTER.
The “Playlist” Title List appears.
Playlist
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-RVR
10:10 AM
No. Title
1/2
You can edit Playlist titles or scenes within them,
without changing the actual recordings.
Length
Edit
01 Ch 32
00:05:04 >
02 Ch 96
00:00:51 >
T Ch 32
May/02/2006
03:25 PM
DVD
5
Select a Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
6
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
“Title Erase”: Erases the title. Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation.
“Chapter Erase”: Allows you to select
chapters in the Playlist title to erase (page 60).
“Title Name”: Allows you to rename the title
(page 63).
“A-B Erase”: Allows you to select sections in
the title to erase (page 60).
“Edit Scene”: Allows you to re-edit scenes in
the Playlist title. Go to step 7.
“Divide Title”: Divides the title in two at a
desired point (page 61).
“Combine Titles”: Allows you to combine
two titles into one (page 67).
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H PLAY
x STOP
X PAUSE
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
10:10 AM
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Select from the following options. For details,
see the pages in parentheses.
SYSTEM
MENU
7
Select “Edit Scene,” and press ENTER.
The display for editing scenes appears.
Title List
Press ENTER :
Timer
Edit Scene
Edit
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
10:10 AM
Scene No.1 / 3
Playlist No.01
Dubbing
Check
Erase
Disc Setting
01
Setup
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
Add
3
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Edit
Create Playlist
Timer
Edit Playlist
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
66
10:10 AM
Title List
Edit
Copy
“Check”: Allows you to preview a scene.
Starts playback of the selected scene when
you press ENTER. The display returns to the
“Edit Scene” display when the playback
finishes or when you press O RETURN.
“Erase”: Erases a scene (page 67).
“Modify”: Allows you to change the start and
end point of a scene (page 67).
“Move”: Allows you to change scene order
(page 68).
“Add”: Allows you to add other scenes before
a selected scene (page 68).
“Copy”: Allows you to copy a scene
(page 69).
3
Select a Playlist title to be combined.
Playlist
3/4
10:10 AM
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Ch 32
00:05:04 >
02 Ch 96
00:00:51 >
03 Ch 95
01:59:00 >
04 Ch 97
00:58:56 >
T Ch 95
To return to the previous display
May/15/2006
11:30 PM
Press O RETURN.
To turn off the display
4
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
z Hint
The Resume Play function will work for scene playback.
5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Note
Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit Playlist titles
on the disc.
6
Combining two titles into one
(Combine Titles)
7
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
-RWVR
-RVR
You can select a Playlist title and combine it with
another Playlist title.
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 66) to select a Playlist title.
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Changing the Name
of a Title” (page 63) to complete
renaming.
DVD Editing
The display asks whether to rename the title.
To use the same name as before, select “No”
and press ENTER to finish.
The two Playlist titles become one Playlist
title with the new name.
Erasing a scene (Erase)
-RWVR
-RVR
The sub-menu appears.
2
Select “Combine Titles,” and press
ENTER.
You can erase a selected scene.
1
The next title below is also selected.
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 66).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
Playlist
1/4
10:10 AM
No. Title
01 Ch 32
T Ch 32
May/02/2006
03:25 PM
Length
Edit
2
Select the scene you want to erase, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
00:05:04 >
02 Ch 96
00:00:51 >
03 Ch 95
01:59:00 >
04 Ch 97
00:58:56 >
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected scene is erased.
To erase other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Modifying a scene (Modify)
-RWVR
-RVR
You can change the start and end point of the
selected scene.
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1
2
3
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 66).
Moving a scene (Move)
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
-RWVR
Select the scene you want to modify, and
press ENTER.
Select “Modify,” and press ENTER.
“Start” is selected.
Modify
You can change the scene order within the Playlist
title.
1
2
Select the scene you want to move, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
Start
End
Start 00:00:00
Change
00:00:07
T
Playlist No. 01
May/02/2006 03:25 PM
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 66).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
10:10 AM
Scene No.01
-RVR
End 00:00:00
Edit Scene
10:10 AM
Scene No. 2 / 3
Cancel
Playlist No.01
Check
Erase
4
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H PLAY,
,
./>, x STOP, and X PAUSE to find
the point.
“End” is selected.
Modify
10:10 AM
01
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Add
Copy
4
Select a new location using </,, and
press ENTER.
The selected scene moves to the new location.
To move other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Start
Edit Scene
End
10:10 AM
Scene No. 3 / 3
Playlist No. 01
May/02/2006 03:25 PM
Playlist No.01
Change
00:00:10
T
End 00:00:00
Modify
Move
Scene No.01
Start 00:00:10
00:00:34
Check
Erase
Cancel
01
00:00:34
02
00:04:20
03
00:00:10
Modify
Move
5
Add
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Change” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 4 or 5.
6
Press ENTER.
The display returns to the “Edit Scene”
display.
The re-selected section is captured as a scene.
To modify other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Copy
Adding a scene (Add)
-RWVR
You can add a scene before the selected scene.
1
To cancel modifying
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
Note
The start and end point of a scene may be different from
what you have set.
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-RVR
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 66).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
Select the location where you want to add,
and press ENTER.
A new scene will be added before the selected
scene.
3
Select “Add,” and press ENTER.
“Start” is selected.
Add
10:10 AM
Copying a scene (Copy)
-RVR
-RWVR
Scene No.01
You can copy and add a selected scene.
Start
Start 00:00:00
End
End 00:00:00
Cancel
Add
00:00:07
T
Playlist No. 01
May/02/2006 03:25 PM
4
1
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H PLAY,
,
./>, x STOP, and X PAUSE to find
the point.
“End” is selected.
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 66).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
Select the scene you want to copy, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Copy,” and press ENTER.
Edit Scene
10:10 AM
Playlist No.01
Scene No. 2 / 3
Check
Erase
10:10 AM
01
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
Scene No.01
Add
Start
End
Start 00:00:10
Add
00:00:10
T
Playlist No. 01
May/02/2006 03:25 PM
5
End 00:00:00
Cancel
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Add” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 4 or 5.
6
Copy
DVD Editing
Add
4
Select a location to copy to using </,
and press ENTER.
The scene is copied to the selected location.
To copy other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Edit Scene
10:10 AM
Scene No. 1 / 4
Playlist No.01
Check
Erase
Press ENTER.
The display returns to the “Edit Scene”
display.
The selected section is added before the scene
selected in step 2.
To add other scenes, repeat from step 2.
01
00:00:10
02
00:00:34
03
00:00:10
Modify
Move
Add
Copy
04
00:04:20
To cancel adding
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
Note
The start and end point of a scene may be different from
what you have set.
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B “Disc Protect” (DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode) only):
Protects all titles on the disc when
“Protected” is selected. To cancel the
protection, select “Not Protected.”
Formatting/Renaming/
Protecting a Disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
The “Disc Setting” display allows you to check the
disc information or change the disc name.
Depending on the disc type, you can also format or
set protection.
DVD
D “Disc Finalize”: Finalizes a disc. See
page 91 for details.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
3
Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The “Disc Setting” display appears.
Disc Setting
Title List
Disc Name
Timer
Disc Protect
: Not Protected
3
4
Edit
Disc Format
: VR Mode
Disc Finalize
: Unfinalized
Dubbing
6
4
Disc Setting
:
Disc Information
• Disc name
• Disc type (and recording format for a
DVD-RW (VR mode)/DVD-R (VR
mode))
• Total number of titles
• Protect setting
• The oldest and most recent recording
date
• The total available recording time in
each recording mode
Disc Information
10:10 AM
Disc Name
Disc 1
Media
DVD-RW
Title No.
Original 6 / Playlist 1
Protected
Not Protected
Date
4/05/2006 ~ 4/30/2006
Remainder
HQ : 0H 57M
LSP : 2H 23M
EP : 5H 46M
Format
VR Mode
Erase All Titles
Setup
Select an option, and press ENTER.
A “Disc Name”: Allows you to rename a
disc.
For details on how to enter characters,
see page 63.
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E “Disc Information”: Displays the
following information.
10:10 AM
1
2
5
C “Disc Format” (DVD+RWs/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs only): Erases all
contents of the disc, including protected
titles, and makes a blank disc (except
DVD-Rs).
For DVD-RWs, select a recording
format (“VR Mode” or “Video Mode”)
according to your needs.
To format unused DVD-Rs in VR
mode, select “VR Mode” and then
“OK.”
HSP : 1H 26M
ESP : 2H 52M
SLP : 7H 40M
SP : 1H 55M
LP : 3H 50M
4.4/4.7GB
F “Erase All Titles” (DVD+RWs/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) only):
Erases all titles on the disc (except
protected titles). Select “OK” when
asked for confirmation.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs
(VR mode), Playlist titles created with
protected titles are also erased.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• You can set protection for individual titles (page 59).
• By reformatting, you can change the recording format
on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that have been finalized.
Notes
DVD Editing
• You can label a disc using up to 32 characters;
however, the name may not display on other DVD
equipment.
• You cannot label an unused DVD-R (Video mode)
disc. Label the disc after you first record on it.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW or DVD-R.
• You cannot change the recording format on used DVDRs.
• The recorder records on new DVD-Rs in Video mode
unless you first format the discs in VR mode (page 49).
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To stop playback
Press x STOP.
VCR Playback
To eject the tape
Playing
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE.
To turn off the power while rewinding (Rewind
Shut Off)
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
"/1
VIDEO
TRACKING +/–
Press "/1 while the tape is rewinding. The power
will turn off but the tape will keep rewinding until
it reaches the end.
To use the time counter
Press CLEAR at the point where you want to find
later. The counter in the front panel display resets
to “0:00:00.”
To search for the 0:00:00 point automatically, see
page 75.
To display the counter on the TV screen, press
DISPLAY.
CLEAR
DISPLAY
Notes
H PLAY
1
2
x STOP
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape.
Playback starts automatically if you insert a
tape with its safety tab removed.
3
Press H PLAY.
The front panel display shows the playing
time.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind
automatically.
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• During playback, the VCR automatically detects the
recording system (S-VHS/VHS) and the recording
mode (SP or EP) from the tape. LP mode recordings
made on other equipment will play, but picture quality
is not guaranteed.
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” whenever a tape is
reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion
with no recording.
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” after ten hours, and
starts recounting.
• When playback does not start even if you insert a tape
with its safety tab removed, set “VCR Function” –
“Auto Play” of “Features” to “On” in the “Setup”
display (page 105).
• If you switch to the VCR while playing a disc, DVD
playback stops.
• The VCR does not record in S-VHS format, but will
play S-VHS tapes by automatically detecting the
format, but picture quality will be lower than usual SVHS. Image may be unclear if playback options such
as slow-motion, etc., are used.
• Playback of S-VHS tapes recorded in EP (3x) mode is
not guaranteed.
• The VCR is not compatible with the PAL or SECAM
color system. Only NTSC tapes can be played.
• For simultaneous VHS and DVD operation, see page 9.
Adjusting the picture (tracking)
You can manually adjust tracking if the recording
quality is too poor to be remedied by the VCR’s
automatic tracking (a tracking meter appears
during the automatic tracking).
Press TRACKING +/–.
The tracking meter appears.
Press TRACKING +/– repeatedly until the
distortion disappears.
Tracking
To resume automatic tracking
Press TRACKING + and TRACKING – on the
recorder at the same time for more than ten
seconds. Or, eject the tape and reinsert it.
VCR Playback
Tracking meter
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Playback Options
REPLAY/
ADVANCE
. PREV
> NEXT
H PLAY
X PAUSE
Button
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
Operation
• Fast reverses or fast forwards when pressed during stop mode.
When you hold down during fast reverse or fast forward, you can view the picture.
• Plays at high speed when briefly pressed during playback.
When you hold down the button during playback, the high-speed play continues until
you release the button.
Plays in slow motion when pressed in pause mode.
(slow)
ADVANCE
• Advances one frame for each press in pause mode.
• Fast forwards the current scene for 30 seconds when pressed during playback.*1
REPLAY
Replays the previous scene when pressed during playback.*2
. PREV/
NEXT >
Press during playback. Playback speed changes with each press:
–×7 y –×5 y –×3 y PAUSE y SLOW y PLAY y ×2 y ×3 y ×5 y ×7
X PAUSE
Pauses playback.
If you pause playback for more than five minutes, playback starts automatically.
*1
Can be pressed up to four times to forward about
two minutes.
*2
For 10 seconds in SP or LP mode/for 15 seconds in EP
mode.
To resume normal playback, press H PLAY.
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Notes
• The sound is muted during playback at various speeds.
• The picture may show noise during high-speed reverse
play.
Searching Using Various
Functions
Go to Zero
0:00:00
The VCR automatically marks the tape with an
index signal at the point where each recording
begins.
You can easily find a specific point using various
search functions.
Note
“End Search”: Searches for the beginning of a
blank space. If no blank space is found, the
tape will reach the end.
During DVD recording, you cannot use VCR search
functions.
End search
0:00:13
VIDEO
M/m/</,,
ENTER
TOOLS
“Forward Intro Scan”/“Reverse Intro Scan”:
Searches for an index mark and plays back for
about five seconds at that point.
Press H PLAY to view that program. If you
do not press H PLAY, the VCR
automatically searches for the next index
mark, or until it reaches the end of the tape.
VCR Playback
CLEAR
H PLAY
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Scan and play
Press TOOLS.
–0:00:01
Select a search method from the TOOLS
menu, and press ENTER.
Notes
Go To Zero
End Search
Forward Intro Scan
Reverse Intro Scan
Move
ENTER Enter
• The VCR may not recognize the end of a blank space
depending on its length.
• No index signal is marked if you pause a recording and
then keep recording the same program. To mark an
index, press x STOP or change the channel once
during recording pause.
“Go To Zero”: Searches for the 0:00:00 point
on the tape counter.
To reset the counter to 0:00:00, press CLEAR.
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Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information
You can check playback information, such as
elapsed or remaining time, recording mode, etc.,
on the TV screen.
Viewing information on the front
panel display
You can view the information on the front panel
display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the status.
Example: When playing a tape
Elapsed time
Remaining tape length
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Clock
Press DISPLAY during playback.
The information display appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Example: When a tape is in stop mode
Clock
m
Elapsed time
m
Tape and disc information/date and time
m
m
Channel or input source
Tape information only
m
No display
Stop
Play
0:05:30
0:30:00
HQ
SP
Rem 00:25
Rem 01:30
Original
Ch 110
Tue May 02. 2006
10:10 AM
A Playing status
B Time counter (elapsed time)
C Recording mode
D Remaining tape length
E Channel or input source
F Date and time
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Remaining tape length
Selecting the Sound During
Playback
Notes
• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the A/V
connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound
is heard in monaural regardless of the AUDIO setting.
AUDIO
Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback.
On-screen
display
Front panel
display
Stereo
Hi-Fi
STEREO
Left channel
Left
STEREO
Right channel
Right
STEREO
Monaural
sound on the
normal audio
track
Mono
STEREO*
VCR Playback
To listen to
* No indicator appears in the front panel display when
you play a tape without Hi-fi recording.
How sound is recorded on a video tape
The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks.
Hi-fi audio is recorded onto the main track along
with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded onto
the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Normal audio track
Monaural sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound
(left/right channels)
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Notes
• Tapes recorded in EP (×3) mode by this VCR cannot be
played back on VHS video decks with SP mode only.
• Noise may appear in the image when tapes recorded in
EP (×3) mode by this VCR are played back on other
VHS video decks with EP mode.
VCR Recording
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• This VCR records in VHS format, not S-VHS
format.
• Check that the tape is longer than the recording
time (page 76).
The recorder can receive and record stereo/SAP
programs.
Stereo programs
Notes
• Timer recordings will start with or without the recorder
turned on. Once started, the recorder cannot be turned
off. The recorder automatically turns off after a
recording has finished.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programs to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same time.
• This recorder has the copy guard function. Programs
that contain a Copy-Never copy guard signal cannot be
correctly recorded on the VCR.
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety
tab as illustrated. To record on the tape again,
cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
Recording mode
“EP” (Extended Play) and “SP” (Standard Play) is
available for recording mode (tape speed). “EP”
provides recording time three times as long as
“SP.” However, “SP” produces better picture and
audio quality.
Maximum recording time
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Recording a stereo/SAP program
Tape Length
SP
EP
T-120
2 hrs
6 hrs
T-160
2 hrs 40 mins
8 hrs
T-180
3 hrs
9 hrs
When a stereo program is received, the
“STEREO” indicator lights up in the front panel
display. If there is noise in the stereo program,
press AUDIO repeatedly until the “MONO”
indicator disappears from the TV screen. The
sound will be recorded in monaural but with less
noise.
SAP (Second Audio Program)
When a SAP is received, the “SAP” indicator
lights up in the front panel display. To record only
SAP sound, set “Tuner Audio” of “Audio” to
“SAP” in the “Setup” display (page 102).
To stop recording
VCR Recording Without the
Timer
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
DVD
DISPLAY
VIDEO
Press x STOP.
To pause recording
Press X PAUSE.
To restart recording, press X PAUSE again.
If you pause recording for more than five minutes,
recording stops automatically.
To watch another TV program while recording
1
2
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
CH +/–
INPUT
SELECT
TV/VIDEO
3
Select another channel on the TV.
Press TV/VIDEO to set the TV to the TV
input.
To watch a DVD while recording
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder, insert a
disc, and press H PLAY.
H PLAY
x STOP
1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
3
Press CH +/– or INPUT SELECT repeatedly
to select the channel or input source you
want to record.
4
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “EP.”
For details about the recording mode, see
page 78.
5
Press z REC.
“REC” appears in the front panel display, and
recording starts.
VCR Recording
X PAUSE
z REC
REC MODE
z Hints
• To select a channel, you can use the number buttons.
Enter the channel number, and press SET.
• You can select a video source from the LINE 1 IN or
LINE 2 IN jacks using the INPUT SELECT button.
• Tape information displayed on the TV screen will not
be recorded on the tape.
• You can turn off the TV during recording. If you are
using a cable box or a satellite receiver, make sure to
leave it on.
Notes
• You cannot change the recording mode, channel, or
input source while recording.
• If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the tape
is ejected when you press z REC.
Recording using the Quick Timer
(One-touch Timer Recording)
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Each press increases the time by 30 minutes,
up to six hours.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
(Normal
recording)
“c” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining
recording time appears in the front panel
display.
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When the counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder
stops recording and turns off.
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
in the front panel display. The recorder returns to
normal recording mode.
To stop recording
Press x STOP twice.
Checking the remaining tape length
You can check recording information, such as
remaining tape length or recording mode, etc.
Press DISPLAY while recording.
The information display appears.
Press the button repeatedly to change the display
(page 76).
Record
0:30:00
SP
Rem 01:30
Ch 110
A Recording status
B Time counter
C Recording mode
D Remaining tape length
E Current channel
To check the remaining tape length, set “VCR
Function” – “Tape Length” of “Features” in the
“Setup” display correctly (page 105).
z Hint
You can view the information also in the front panel
display. Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the
display. Note that TIME/TEXT does not work during
One-touch Timer Recording.
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Notes
• The remaining tape length may not be indicated
accurately for short tapes such as T-20 or T-30, or tapes
recorded in LP mode.
• After DISPLAY is pressed, it may take one minute for
the remaining tape length to appear.
VCR Timer Recording
3
Press TIMER.
Timer – Standard
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programs
together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up
to one month in advance.
Follow the steps below to set each timer recording
items.
NoNo.01
Rec To
Date
Start
01
VHS
4/15
09:00PM
02 Media
VHS
4/30
Date
Do not operate your cable box or satellite receiver just
before or during a timer recording. This may prevent the
accurate recording of a program.
4
End
10:00PM
09:15PM Stop
09:45PM
Start
04
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05
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06
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--/--
--:--
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3
PM 10
4
---Ch 8
Mode
--/-Today
: 00
--:-: 00 PM
CH8
CH11
Ch
--VCR
09
--:--
Source Mode Edit
03
1 2
Note
10:10 AM
--SP
5 6
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
A “Media”: Select “VCR.”
B “Date”: Sets the date using M.
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
C “Start”: Sets the start time.
VCR Recording
To record the same program every day or
the same day every week, press m.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Sun-Sat (Sunday to Saturday)
y Mon-Sat (Monday to Saturday) y
Mon-Fri (Monday to Friday) y Sun
(every Sunday) y Mon (every Monday)
y … y Sat (every Saturday) y
1 month later y … y Today
VIDEO
D “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
E “Ch”: Selects the channel or input
source.
x STOP
F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode;
“SP” or “EP.” To use the Rec Mode
Adjust function (page 82), select
“AUTO.”
1
2
If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
5
Press ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 84) appears. The
c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a tape with its safety tab in
place is inserted.
There is no need to turn off the recorder before
the timer recording starts.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 84).
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6
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
To stop recording
Press x STOP twice.
If timer settings overlap
The program that starts first has priority and the
second program starts recording only after the first
program has finished. If the programs start at the
same time, the program listed first in the menu has
priority. If the end time of one setting and the start
time of another timer setting is the same, the
beginning of the program that starts later will be
cut.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
9:00
10:00
Program 1
Program 2
will be cut off
7:00
8:00
Program 1
Program 2
will be cut off
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Canceling VCR Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 84.
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
If the remaining tape length is too short for the
current recording, the VCR automatically changes
the recording mode from SP to EP.
When setting the timer, select “AUTO” in
“Mode,” and check that the “Tape Length” setting
is correct for the inserted tape (“VCR Function” “Tape Length” of “Features” in the “Setup”
display (page 105)).
z Hints
• When the start time and the channel or input source to
be recorded are the same but the “Media” setting
differs, the program is recorded to both the DVD disc
and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the Timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer-Standard.”
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Notes
• To record a cable or satellite program without using
cable box/satellite receiver control, turn on the cable
box or satellite receiver and select the program you
want to record. Leave the cable box or satellite receiver
turned on until the recorder finishes recording.
• Even when correctly set, the program may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes, even if the recording started with
the recorder turned on.
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
8 Select “to VIDEO,” and press ENTER.
9 Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
10 Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the program you want to
record, and turn it off.
11 Press SYNCHRO REC.
You can set the recorder to automatically record
programs from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE 1 IN jacks on the rear
of the recorder (page 13).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a program from the LINE
1 IN jacks.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
Synchro-Rec.
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
Press x STOP twice.
VIDEO
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x STOP
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the program is a
Synchro-Rec program, the program that starts first
has priority and the second program starts
recording only after the first program has finished.
If the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the program that starts later will be cut.
7:00
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
VCR Recording
Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you press SYNCHRO REC during SynchroRec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
SYSTEM
MENU
1
2
3
To cancel Synchro-Rec function
8:00
9:00
10:00
Program 1
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “EP.”
4
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
5
6
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Program 2
will be cut off
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears.
7
Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
ENTER.
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Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the program may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• During Synchro-Rec standby, the Auto Clock Set
function does not work.
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
Changing or Canceling VCR
Timer Settings (Timer List)
You can change or cancel timer settings using the
Timer List menu.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Select “Timer List,” and press ENTER.
Timer List
10:10 AM
No. Media
Date
01
VCR
04/15
09:00PM
Start
10:00PM
Stop
Ch8
Ch
Mode Edit
SP
02
VCR
04/30
09:15PM
09:45PM
Ch11
SP
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
If there are more than six timer settings, press
m to display the next page.
84
4
Select the timer setting you want to change
or cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Timer List
5
• You cannot change the timer settings for a recording
currently underway.
• The Timer List displays both the DVD recorder and
VCR timer settings.
10:10 AM
No. Media
Date
01
VCR
04/15
09:00PM
Start
10:00PM
Stop
Ch8
Ch
Mode Edit
Edit
02
VCR
04/30
09:15PM
09:45PM
Ch11
Delete
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Edit”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. Press ENTER.
Timer – Standard
No Rec To
No.01
Date
01
04/15
DVD
10:10 AM
Start
09:00PM
End
10:00PM
Source Mode Edit
CH8
04/30 Start
09:15PM Stop
09:45PM
Date
CH11 Mode
Ch
03
--VCR
--/-04/15
---Ch 8
--SP
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
09
--:--
: 00
PM 10
--:-: 00 PM
“Delete”: Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER when asked
for confirmation.
Timer List
10:10 AM
No Rec To
Date
Start
01
VHS
4/15
09:00PM
10:00PM
CH8
02
VHS
4/30
09:15PM
09:45PM
CH11
03
---
--/--
End
Source Mode Edit
04
---
--/--
Do you want to erase “No.01”?
--:--
--:--
----
---
--:--
--:--
----
---
OK
6
VCR Recording
02 Media
DVD
Cancel
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the Timer
List.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Notes
• Even when correctly set, the program may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see
page 82.
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Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting
Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 28.
VIDEO
INPUT
SELECT
x STOP
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Channel*
LINE1
LINE2
* Does not appear when the cable box is connected
to the LINE 1 or LINE 2 jacks and “Set Top Box
Control” is set to “On.”
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4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “EP.”
5
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
6
Press z REC on this recorder and the
pause or play button on the connected
equipment at the same time.
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x STOP on this
recorder.
Notes
• A video game image may not be recorded clearly.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• During recording or recording pause, you cannot
change the recording mode.
• You cannot change the channel or input source during
recording.
1
To select the recording mode, press REC
MODE repeatedly (see page 48).
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
Dubbing From a VHS Tape to
a DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Press DVD and insert a recordable disc.
-RVR
2
3
4
-RVideo
You can easily record (dub) a VHS tape to a disc.
Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings
on the VCR.
◆How titles and chapters are created
The recorder takes each recording on the VHS tape
and automatically divides them into titles as they
are dubbed to a disc. These titles are then further
divided into chapters at either 5 or 15-minute
intervals, according to the “DVD Auto Chapter”
setting of “Features” in the “Setup” display.
Insert a source VHS tape.
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Start playing the VHS tape, and then press
x STOP or X PAUSE at the point where
you want to start dubbing.
To select VCR sound, press AUDIO during
playback (see page 77).
5
Press T VIDEO on the recorder.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press x STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
To play discs recorded with this recorder on
other DVD equipment
DVD
VIDEO
Finalize the disc (see page 91).
1
2
AUDIO
SYSTEM
MENU
After step 4 above, press SYSTEM MENU.
Select “Dubbing” from the System Menu, and
press ENTER.
Dubbing
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Title List
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
10:10 AM
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
To dub using the on-screen menu
DV/D8 Dubbing
Edit
H PLAY
Dubbing
X PAUSE
x STOP
Disc Setting
Setup
REC MODE
3
Select “Simple Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
TVIDEO
10:10 AM
Title List
Simple Dubbing
VIDEO --> DVD
Timer
Program Dubbing
DVD
Edit
--> VIDEO
DV/D8 Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
4
Select “VIDEO t DVD,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
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5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
z Hints
• A black (no signal) screen at the end of the dubbed disc
is not a malfunction. This screen is recorded if a time
discrepancy exists between the disc and tape when the
recording is stopped.
• When dubbing a VHS tape to a DVD, the VHS tape
counter value may differ slightly from the DVD
recording time.
• VCR playback sound is output during dubbing.
Notes
• Dubbing cannot be made when:
– using a non-recordable DVD.
– using VHS software with copy guard functions.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the VHS tape reaches the end and stops.
– the VHS video deck or the DVD deck is stopped.
– the disc remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from VHS tapes and other
copyrighted material are solely for individual
enjoyment, and other unauthorized use is prohibited
under copyright law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
Dubbing From a DVD to a
VHS Tape
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
RAM
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can record (dub) a DVD title to a VHS tape.
Note that when you record copy-protected
software to a tape, picture may appear disrupted
when you play back the tape.
You can also select titles or scenes and dub them
all at once. See “Dubbing selected titles and scenes
(Program Dubbing)” on page 89.
Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings
on the DVD recorder.
DVD
VIDEO
SUBTITLE
AUDIO
SYSTEM
MENU
TOP MENU
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
./>
H PLAY
x STOP
X PAUSE
REC MODE
DVDt
1
Press VIDEO and insert a VHS tape with its
safety tab in place.
To select the recording mode, SP or EP, press
REC MODE repeatedly (see page 78).
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2
3
4
Insert a source disc.
5
Start playing the DVD, and then press x
STOP or X PAUSE at the point where you
want to start dubbing.
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TOP MENU or TITLE LIST to select a
title.
To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle,
press AUDIO or SUBTITLE during playback
(see page 36).
6
Press DVD t on the recorder.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press x STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
To dub using the on-screen menu
1
2
dubbing. Otherwise the disc’s menu is
recorded until the tape reaches its end.
After step 5 above, press SYSTEM MENU.
Select “Dubbing” from the System Menu, and
press ENTER.
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
10:10 AM
Dubbing selected titles and scenes
(Program Dubbing)
You can select titles or scenes from a DVD, and
dub the contents to a VHS tape all at once.
DV/D8 Dubbing
Edit
Notes
• Dubbing cannot be made when “Progressive” of
“Video” is set to “On” in the “Setup” display.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the DVD is played back to the end and stops.
– the DVD deck or the VHS video deck is stopped.
– the tape remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from discs and other copyrighted
material are solely for individual enjoyment, and
other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright
law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
Dubbing
1
Disc Setting
Setup
3
Select “Simple Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
10:10 AM
Title List
Simple Dubbing
VIDEO --> DVD
Timer
Program Dubbing
DVD
Edit
To select the recording mode, SP or EP, press
REC MODE repeatedly (see page 78).
2
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Press DVD and insert a source disc.
To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle,
press AUDIO or SUBTITLE during playback
(see page 36).
--> VIDEO
DV/D8 Dubbing
Press VIDEO and insert a VHS tape with its
safety tab in place.
3
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
4
Select “DVD t VIDEO,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
If the disc’s menu appears when DVD
playback finishes, press x STOP to stop
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
Dubbing
Title List
z Hints
• The brightness of the playback picture may differ from
normal DVD playback picture.
• The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the
VHS tape counter value.
• The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the
dubbed sound.
Title List
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
Edit
10:10 AM
DV/D8 Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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5
Select “Program Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
Program Dubbing
10:10 AM
Title List
Create Dubbing List
Timer
Program Dubbing List
9
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H PLAY,
,
./>, x STOP, and X PAUSE to find
the point.
“End” is selected.
Scene Dubbing
10:10 AM
Edit
Scene No.01
Dubbing
Start
Disc Setting
End
Start 00:00:10
Setup
Make
00:00:10
6
Select “Create Dubbing List,” and press
ENTER.
If you have performed Program Dubbing
before, the display asks for confirmation. To
continue, select “Yes” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
Create Dubbing List
1/2
10:10 AM
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Ch 32
00:05:04 >
02 Ch 96
00:00:51 >
T
Dubbing List No. 01
10 Press ENTER at the end point.
“Make” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat from step 9 or 10.
11 Press ENTER.
To continue, repeat from step 9.
12 Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
The Program Dubbing List appears with the
selected scene.
T Ch 32
May/02/2006
03:25 PM
Program Dubbing List
No. Title
7
01 Ch 32
Select the title you want to dub, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
To dub the entire title, select “Title Dubbing”
and press ENTER. The Program Dubbing List
appears with the selected title. Go to step 13.
To select a scene to dub, go to step 8.
8
Select “Scene Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting a scene appears.
“Start” is selected.
Scene Dubbing
10:10 AM
Scene No.01
Start
Start 00:00:00
90
End 00:00:00
Finish
10:10 AM
Length
Edit
00:05:04 >
Addition
Erase
T Ch 32
May/02/2006
03:25 PM
Check
Dubbing
13 Select an option and press ENTER, if
necessary.
To add other titles or scenes, select “Addition”
and press ENTER, and repeat from step 7.
To cancel the selected title or scene, select
“Erase” and press ENTER. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK” and press ENTER.
To view the selected title or scene, select
“Check” and press ENTER.
To cancel dubbing, press O RETURN.
14 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
Dubbing List No. 01
---/--/---- --:--
End
Make
00:00:07
T
Finish
End 00:00:00
---/--/---- --:--
To stop dubbing
Press x STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
z Hints
• The brightness of the playback picture may differ from
normal DVD playback picture.
• The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the
VHS tape counter value.
• The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the
dubbed sound.
Notes
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
Finalizing is necessary in order to play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video
mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode), a DVD
menu will be automatically created, which can be
displayed on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
Differences between the disc types
+RW
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. If you want
to record on it again, reformat the disc
(page 70). Note however, that
reformatting a disc erases all its
contents.
-RWVR
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing a
disc on VR format compatible equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment is
VR format compatible, you may need to
finalize the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. After finalizing,
you cannot edit or record on the disc. If
you want to edit or record on it again,
unfinalize or reformat the disc (page 70).
Note however, that reformatting a disc
erases all its contents.
-RWVideo
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to edit or
record on it again, unfinalize or reformat
the disc (page 70). Note however, that
reformatting a disc erases all its
contents.
-RVR
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
The finalized discs can be played on
other VR mode compatible players.
After finalizing, you cannot further edit
or record on the disc.
+R
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot further edit
or record on the disc.
-RVideo
,continued
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
• Dubbing cannot be made when “Progressive” of
“Video” is set to “On” in the “Setup” display.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the DVD is played back to the end and stops.
– the DVD deck or the VHS video deck is stopped.
– the tape remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from discs and other copyrighted
material are solely for individual enjoyment, and
other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright
law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
• Once you eject the disc, the Program Dubbing List is
erased.
Finalizing a Disc (Preparing
a Disc for Playback on
Other Equipment)
91
DVD
Disc will be finalized.
Do you want to continue ?
OK
7
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU.
To unfinalize a DVD-RW (VR mode)
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a disc.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Setting” display appears.
Disc Setting
Disc Name
:
Timer
Disc Protect
: Not Protected
Disc Format
: VR Mode
Disc Finalize
: Unfinalized
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Disc Information
Erase All Titles
Setup
5
Select “Disc Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Do you want to finalize this disc ?
Finalize
6
Unfinalize
Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation again.
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z Hints
• You can check whether the disc has been finalized or
not. If you cannot select “Finalize” in step 6 above, the
disc has already been finalized.
• To check the disc information, select “Disc
Information” in the “Disc Setting” display and press
ENTER. See page 70 for details.
10:10 AM
Title List
Edit
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) that has been finalized, unfinalize the disc
by selecting “Unfinalize” in step 6 above.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, the recording,
or the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize a disc if it was
recorded on another recorder.
DV/D8 Dubbing (DV/D8 t DVD)
Before DV/D8 Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a digital video
camera 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 With a
Timer (Synchro Rec)” on page 53.
To record from the DV IN jack
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
record digital signals.
Follow the instructions in “Connecting a Digital
Video Camera to the DV IN Jack,” and then move
on to the section on dubbing. For more
information about i.LINK, see “About i.LINK” on
page 117.
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode). Note that erasing
unwanted scenes does not free up disc space for DVD-Rs
(VR mode).
Connecting a Digital Video
Camera to the DV IN Jack
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a
DV/D8 format tape. Operation is straightforward
because the DVD recorder will fast forward and
rewind the tape for you – you do not need to
operate your digital video camera. Do the
following to start using the “DV/D8 Edit”
functions of this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before connecting.
Notes
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack and
follow the instructions of “Recording From
Connected Equipment Without a Timer” on page 56.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do not
connect a MICROMV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
DV/D8 Dubbing (DV/D8 t DVD)
Hookups
VCR-DVD recorder
DV IN
to DV IN
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
to DV output
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
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3
Dubbing From a DV/D8
Format Tape to a DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused discs are automatically formatted. For
the DVD-RW/DVD-R’s recording format
(VR mode or Video mode), see “Formatting a
new disc” on page 49.
-RVideo
You can record a DV/D8 format tape onto a disc.
The recorder controls the digital video camera.
You can fast forward, rewind, play in slow motion,
and stop the tape to select the scenes using the onscreen menu.
To simply dub the entire contents of a DV/D8
format tape (One Touch Dubbing), see page 96.
◆How titles and chapters are created
The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
and the title is then divided into chapters at either
5 or 15-minute intervals, according to the “DVD
Auto Chapter” setting of “Features” in the “Setup”
display.
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
DVD
4
Insert the source DV/D8 format tape into
your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
video camera must be set to video playback
mode.
5
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“DV.”
6
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
7
CH +/–
INPUT
SELECT
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
tray.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
8
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Setup
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
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Title List
Tuner Preset
Timer
Clock Set
Video
Edit
Audio
O RETURN
REC MODE
Dubbing
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Features
Disc Setting
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
Audio
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
Recording side facing down
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Title List
Tuner Audio
Timer
Digital Out
: Main
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
Disc Setting
DV/D8 Audio Input
: Stereo 1
Setup
Line Audio Input
: Stereo
Edit
Dubbing
10 Select “DV/D8 Audio Input,” and press
ENTER.
DV Tape Mode
Audio
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Title List
Tuner Audio
Timer
Digital Out
: Main
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
Disc Setting
DV/D8 Audio Input
:
Stereo 1
Setup
Line Audio Input
:
Stereo 2
Edit
Dubbing
Mix
“Stereo 1”: Records original sound only.
Normally select this when dubbing a DV
format tape.
“Stereo 2”: Records additional audio only.
“Mix”: Records original and additional
sounds.
Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added
a second audio channel when recording with
your digital video camera. For the details, see
page 104.
11 Select an option, and press ENTER.
12 Press O RETURN twice.
13 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
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If “DV” or “DV Camera Mode” is displayed
instead of “DV Tape Mode,” check that the
digital video camera is correctly connected
and its power turned on, and that its mode is
set for dubbing.
16 Find the dubbing start point on the tape,
and stop or pause playback.
Press </, to select m, x, X, y, H, or
M on the TV screen and press ENTER to
find the point, and stop or pause with x or X.
17 Press , to select z on the TV screen, and
press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
To stop recording
Select x on the TV screen, and press ENTER.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
To turn off the display for DV/D8 dubbing
DV/D8 Dubbing
Press INPUT SELECT or CH +/–.
Edit
Dubbing
z Hint
If “DV Camera Mode” appears on the screen, you can use
z on the TV screen to record the camera image directly
on the recorder.
Disc Setting
Setup
14 Select “DV/D8 Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
DV/D8 Dubbing
Title List
DV/D8 Simple Dubbing
Timer
DV/D8 One Touch Dubbing
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Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
15 Select “DV/D8 Simple Dubbing,” and
press ENTER.
The following display appears.
Notes
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 91).
• You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot record the date, time, or contents of a DV/
D8 format tape onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV/D8 format tape with a
soundtrack that is recorded in 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 if
the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
is nothing recorded on the tape.
• Noise may occur when you switch the audio sampling
mode (48 kHz/16 bits t 32 kHz/12 bits).
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Dubbing an entire DV/D8 format tape
to a DVD (One Touch Dubbing)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can record the entire contents of a DV/D8
format tape onto a disc with a single press of the
ONE TOUCH DUBBING button. The recorder
controls the digital video camera for the whole
process, and completes the recording.
1
Follow steps 1 to 11 of “Dubbing From a
DV/D8 Format Tape to a DVD” (page 94),
and press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the
display.
2
Press ONE TOUCH DUBBING.
The recorder rewinds the tape in the digital
video camera and then starts recording the
tape contents from the beginning.
When playback of the tape stops, One Touch
Dubbing ends automatically.
To stop recording
Press x STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z Hint
You can also perform One Touch Dubbing when you
select “DV/D8 One Touch Dubbing” and press ENTER
in step 15 of “Dubbing From a DV/D8 Format Tape to a
DVD” on page 94. Follow the instructions appearing on
the TV screen.
ONE-TOUCH DUBBING
x STOP
ONE TOUCH
DUBBING
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2
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
The “Setup” display appears.
Settings and Adjustments
Setup
Using the Setup Displays
Timer
Clock Set
Video
Audio
Dubbing
3
Note
Tuner Preset
Edit
By using the setup displays, you can make various
adjustments to items such as picture and sound, as
well as select a language for the subtitles.
The setup displays are used in the following way.
10:10 AM
Title List
Playback settings stored on the disc take priority over the
setup display settings, and not all of the functions
described may work.
Features
Disc Setting
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
Select “Tuner Preset,” “Clock Set,”
“Video,” “Audio,” “Features,” “Options,”
or “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
The selected setup display appears.
Example: “Video” setup
Video
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Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Letter Box
Timer
Black Level
: On
Picture Control
: Standard
Progressive
: Off
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
SYSTEM
MENU
Setup
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
4
Select the item you want to set up, and
press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: “TV Type”
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
Video
TV Type
: 4:316:9
Letter Box
Timer
Black Level
: On4:3 Letter Box
Picture Control
4:3 Pan Scan
: Composite
Progressive
: Off
Edit
Title List (Original)
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Title List
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Dubbing
Title List
Timer
Press ENTER :
Disc Setting
Setup
Edit
Settings and Adjustments
1
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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Some items display a dialog box that requires
additional settings.
Example: When “Parental” in “Options”
setup is selected.
Create the password
Antenna Reception Setting
(Tuner Preset)
10:10 AM
The “Tuner Preset” setup allows you to make
tuner settings for the recorder.
Title List
Timer
Create the password.
Edit
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
5
The “Tuner Preset” setup appears with the
following options.
Select an option, and press ENTER.
The currently selected option is displayed
next to the setup item.
Example: When “16:9” is set.
Video
Tuner Preset
Title List
Antenna/Cable
Timer
Auto Preset
10:10 AM
TV Type
: 16:9
Timer
Black Level
: On
Picture Control
: Standard
Progressive
: Off
10:10 AM
: Cable
Manual Set
Edit
Title List
Edit
Select “Tuner Preset,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Notes
Setup
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
• You cannot preset channels for a connected cable box
or satellite receiver.
• You cannot select “Tuner Preset” when you set “Set
Top Box Control” of “Features” to “On” in the “Setup”
display.
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Auto Preset
Automatically presets the receivable channels.
The recorder can receive VHF channels 2 to 13,
UHF channels 14 to 69, and unscrambled CATV
channels 1 to 125. First, we recommend that you
preset the receivable channels in your area using
automatic presetting methods.
1
Select “Antenna/Cable,” and press ENTER.
Tuner Preset
Title List
Antenna/Cable
Timer
Auto Preset
Edit
10:10 AM
: Antenna
Antenna
Cable
Manual Set
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
“Antenna”: Presets VHF and UHF channels.
“Cable”: Presets cable TV channels.
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2
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Select “Auto Preset,” and press ENTER.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence.
Auto Preset
Title List
10:10 AM
Searching for receivable channels: 3
Clock Setting (Clock Set)
The “Clock Set” setup allows you to make clock
settings for the recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Timer
Edit
Scanning... Please wait.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Stop
Select “Clock Set,” and press ENTER.
The “Clock Set” setup appears with the
following options.
Setup
Manual Set
Clock Set
Presets or disables channels manually.
If some channels could not be set using the “Auto
Preset” or “Easy Setup” function, you can set them
manually.
1
Antenna/Cable
Timer
Auto Preset
Edit
Manual
Disc Setting
Setup
: Antenna
Antenna
Cable
Manual Set
Auto (Auto Clock Set)
Disc Setting
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel
in your local area broadcasts a time signal.
Setup
1
Dubbing
Select “Auto,” and press ENTER.
Auto Clock Set
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Clock Set CH
: Auto
Timer
Time Zone
: Auto
Daylight Saving
: Auto
Edit
Select “Manual Set,” and press ENTER.
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Title List
Dubbing
Select the channel you want preset using CH
+/–, or disable using M/m, and press ENTER.
Disc Setting
Setup
Select a channel:
Add
Erase
2
Select “Clock Set CH,” “Time Zone,” or
“Daylight Saving” and press ENTER.
3
Adjust these settings by pressing M/m and
ENTER.
69
Exit
5
Select “Add” or “Erase” using </,, and
press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Exit” and press
ENTER.
6
To preset or disable another channel, repeat
steps 4 and 5.
Settings and Adjustments
“Antenna”: Presets VHF and UHF channels.
“Cable”: Presets cable TV channels.
2
3
4
Timer
10:10 AM
Dubbing
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Title List
Auto
Edit
Select “Antenna/Cable,” and press ENTER.
Tuner Preset
Title List
◆ Clock Set CH
Select a channel that carries a time signal
using M/m.
Use this option if you know of a channel that
carries a time signal. Most PBS member
stations broadcast a time signal. For the fastest
response, select your local PBS station. Leave
the setting at “Auto” to have the recorder
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automatically search for a channel that carries
a time signal.
Clock Set CH
Video Settings (Video)
10:10 AM
The “Video” setup allows you to adjust items
related to the image, such as size and color.
Choose the settings according to the type of TV,
tuner, or decoder connected to the recorder.
Title List
Timer
Edit
Select a Channel:
Auto
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
◆ Time Zone
Select the time zone for your area, or select
“Auto” to have the recorder automatically set
your time zone.
The options are:
Auto y Atlantic y Eastern y Central
y Mountain y Pacific y Alaska y
Hawaii y Auto
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
Video
◆ Daylight Saving
Select “On” or “Off” (standard time), or select
“Auto” to have the recorder automatically set
the daylight saving time.
10:10 AM
Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Letter Box
Timer
Black Level
: On
Picture Control
: Standard
Progressive
: Off
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Note
If “Set Top Box Control” of “Features” is set to “On,” the
channel on the cable box or satellite receiver changes
when the recorder searches for a channel that carries a
time signal and sets your time zone.
TV Type
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
Manual
If the Auto Clock Set function did not set the clock
correctly for your local area, set the clock
manually.
16:9
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a
wide mode function.
1
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.
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.
Select “Manual,” and press ENTER.
Clock Set
Title List
Timer
Edit
10:10 AM
Set the time and date.
Month Day
Year
01
01
2006
Sun
Dubbing
Hour Min AM/PM
Disc Setting
10 : 10
AM
Setup
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2
Press M/m to set the month, and press ,.
Set the day, year, hour, minutes, and AM/PM
in sequence. Press </, to select the item to
be set, then press M/m to set the item. The day
of the week is set automatically.
3
Press ENTER to start the clock.
16:9
Standard
Off
Displays a standard picture.
Cinema 1
White colors become brighter
and black colors become richer,
and the color contrast is
increased.
Cinema 2
Enhances details in dark areas by
increasing the black level.
Personal
Adjusts “Contrast,” “Brightness,”
“Color,” and “Hue” using M/m/
</,.
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
Black Level
Selects the black level (setup level) for the video
signals output from the LINE OUT jacks
(page 16).
This setting is not effective when the
PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up in the front
panel and the recorder outputs progressive signals.
On
z Hint
When you watch a movie, “Cinema 1” or “Cinema 2” is
recommended.
Progressive
If your TV accepts progressive (480p) format
signals, you will enjoy accurate color reproduction
and high quality image.
1
2
3
Raises the standard black level.
Select this when the picture
appears too dark.
Select “Progressive,” and press ENTER.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions appearing on the TV
screen.
Video
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Progressive
Scan Output
Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Pan Scan
1) Ensure your TV is (480P) progressive scan capable.
Off
Black Level
: On
Timer 2) Connect
with component video output jacks.
Edit
Picture Control
(red/green/blue
connections)
: Standard
3) Select [OK] to test your video signal.
Progressive
: Off
4) If video signal appears OK,
Dubbing
video connection is complete.
Picture Control
Disc Setting
OK
You can adjust the video signal of DVD or
VIDEO CD (with PBC function off) from the
recorder to obtain the picture quality you want.
Select the setting that best suits the program you
are watching.
Dynamic 1
Produces a bold dynamic picture
by increasing the picture contrast
and the color intensity.
Dynamic 2
Produces a more dynamic picture
than “Dynamic 1” by further
increasing the picture contrast
and the color intensity.
Cancel
Setup
1 Ensure your TV is (480p) progressive scan
capable.
2 Connect with component video output jacks.
(red/green/blue connections)
See “If your TV has component video input
jacks” on page 17.
3 Select [OK] to test your video signal.
4 If video signal appears OK, video
connection is complete.
4
Settings and Adjustments
Sets the black level of the output
signal to the standard level.
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The PROGRESSIVE indicator on the
recorder lights up.
If picture is distorted, press O RETURN.
Check the connection (page 17).
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z Hint
To cancel the “Progressive” setting, select “Off” in step
2 above. Or, press DVD to operate the DVD recorder,
and then hold down X PAUSE on the recorder for five
seconds or more.
Note
If you select progressive signals when you connect the
recorder to a TV that cannot accept the signal in
progressive format, the image quality will deteriorate. In
this case, set “Progressive” to “Off.”
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
Audio
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Title List
Tuner Audio
Timer
Digital Out
: Main
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
Disc Setting
DV/D8 Audio Input
: Stereo 1
Setup
Line Audio Input
: Stereo
Edit
Dubbing
Tuner Audio
Selects the sound to be recorded.
Main
Records only the main
sound.
SAP
Records only the SAP
(Second Audio Program)
sound.
Note
If no SAP sound is received, the main sound is recorded
regardless of the setting.
Digital Out
The following setup items switch the method of
outputting audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a
digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Connecting to Your
AV Amplifier (Receiver)” on page 18.
Press ENTER, and select “Dolby Digital” or
“DTS.”
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Digital Out
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Title List
Dolby Digital
Timer
DTS
: 4:3D-PCM
Letter Box
OnDolby Digital
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
If you connect a component that does not accept
the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no
sound) will come out from the speakers, and may
affect your ears or cause speaker damage.
◆ Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component lacking a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder. You
can select whether the
signals conform to Dolby
Surround or not by making
adjustments to the
“Downmix” item in “Audio”
setup (page 103).
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
On
Off
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
DTS decoder.
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
DTS decoder.
Switches the method for mixing down to two
channels when you play a DVD which has rear
sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby
Digital format. For details on the rear signal
components, see “A Connecting to audio L/R
jacks” on page 19. This function affects the output
of the following jacks:
– LINE OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks
– AUDIO OUT L/R jacks
– DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack when “Dolby Digital” is set to
“D-PCM” (page 102).
Dolby
Surround
Normally select this
position.
Multi-channel audio signals
are output to two channels
for enjoying surround
sounds.
Normal
Multi-channel audio signals
are downmixed to two
channels for use with your
stereo.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
“Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks
– AUDIO OUT L/R jacks
– DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack only when “Dolby Digital” is
set to “D-PCM” (page 102).
Standard
Normally select this
position.
TV Mode
Makes low sounds clear
even if you turn the volume
down.
Wide
Range
Gives you the feeling of
being at a live performance.
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Settings and Adjustments
◆ DTS (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
Downmix (DVDs only)
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Scan Audio (DVDs only)
On
Outputs audio signals during
FF1 fast-forward of a DVD
disc with Dolby Digital
soundtracks.
Off
No sound is output during
FF1 fast-forward.
Note
Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio.
Recording, Set Top Box
Control, and VCR Settings
(Features)
The “Features” setup allows you to make set top
box control settings or change the tape length, auto
play and auto repeat settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
DV/D8 Audio Input
Stereo 1
Records original sound only.
Normally select this when
dubbing a DV format tape.
Stereo 2
Records additional audio
only.
Mix
Records both original and
additional sounds.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
Features
DVD Auto Chapter
: 5 Min
Timer
Format DVD-RW
: VR
Edit
Note
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Title List
VCR Function
Synchro Recording
Dubbing
Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added a second
audio channel when recording with your digital video
camera.
: to DVD
Set Top Box Control
Disc Setting
Setup
Line Audio Input
When recording from equipment connected to the
LINE 1 IN or LINE 2 IN jack to a DVD disc in this
recorder, select line input audio.
Stereo
Main/Sub
Records stereo sound only.
Select this for discs other
than DVD-RWs (VR mode)/
DVD-Rs (VR mode).
Records the two different
soundtracks on DVD-RWs
(VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR
mode). You can select either
soundtrack when playing
back the disc.
z Hint
Audio selected with the connected equipment is recorded
on a disc other than DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs
(VR mode).
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DVD Auto Chapter
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into
chapters by inserting chapter markings at
specified intervals. The markings are inserted
while the recording is being made.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
5 Min
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 5 minute
intervals.
15 Min
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15 minute
intervals.
Note
Actual intervals may differ depending on the size of the
recording. The selected setting should be regarded as an
approximate chapter interval.
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RWs only)
Set Top Box Control
Selects the recording format for an unused DVDRW, when first inserted.
You can control your cable box/satellite receiver
using the supplied set top box controller. See
“Step 7: Easy Setup” for details. Press ENTER,
and select “On” or “Off.”
VR
Automatically formats the disc in
VR mode.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
On
Turns on the cable box/satellite
receiver control function. See
“Using the cable box/satellite
receiver control function”
(page 12).
Off
Turns off the cable box/satellite
receiver control function. Select
this if you do not want to use the
supplied set top box controller.
VCR Function
Press ENTER and select “Tape Length,” “Auto
Play,” or “Auto Repeat.”
◆ Tape Length
T120
For T-120 or shorter length tapes.
T160
For T-160 length tapes.
T180
For T-180 or longer length tapes.
◆ Auto Play
On
Starts playback automatically,
when you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
Off
Turns off Auto Play. You need to
press H PLAY to start
playback, even if you insert a tape
with its safety tab removed.
◆ Auto Repeat
Plays back a tape repeatedly. The
VCR rewinds the tape to the
beginning and restarts playback
automatically.
Off
Turns off Auto Repeat.
Synchro Recording
to DVD
Sets the recorder to record
programs from connected
equipment that has a timer
function (such as a satellite tuner)
to a DVD disc.
to VIDEO
Sets the recorder to record
programs from connected
equipment that has a timer
function (such as a satellite tuner)
to a VHS tape.
◆ Brand Code
See “Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Brand Code”
(page 125) for the brand code for your cable box
or satellite receiver, and enter the code using the
number buttons and ENTER.
◆ Connections
Selects the connection you used for your cable box
or satellite receiver. When the cable box or
satellite receiver is connected to the recorder’s
LINE IN jacks, select the connection from
“Line1” or “Line2.” When the cable box or
satellite receiver is connected to the recorder’s
VHF/UHF IN jack, select the output channel,
“Ch3” or “Ch4.”
◆ Ch. Digit lock
Allows you to select whether to fix the digits for
your cable box or satellite receiver.
Off
Select this when your cable box or
satellite receiver only accepts a
three or more digit channel
number. Normally select this.
Lock to
2 digits
Select this only when your cable
box or satellite receiver only
accepts a two digit channel
number.
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Settings and Adjustments
On
When “Set Top Box Control” is set to “On,” you
can make the following settings. Note that when
you change “Set Top Box Control” to “On” or
“Off,” all timer recording settings will be
canceled.
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◆ Mode for SET button
Select “Mode 1” or “Mode 2” if your cable box or
satellite receiver requires pressing an ENTER
button or a SET button etc., after entering the
channel number. If “Mode 1” does not work, try
“Mode 2.” If your cable box or satellite receiver
does not respond to either setting, contact the
manufacturer of the cable box or satellite receiver.
Off
No code is sent when SET is
pressed. Normally select this.
Mode 1
Sends the channel number you
entered.
Mode 2
Sends the channel number you
entered.
Language, Parental Control
Settings/Factory Settings
(Options)
The “Options” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
The “Options” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Dubbing
10:10 AM
Front Display
: Auto
Command Mode
: DVD 3
Factory Setting
Disc Setting
Setup
Language
◆ OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
◆ Disc Menu (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
◆ Audio (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language of the soundtrack.
When you select “Original,” the language given
priority in the disc is selected.
◆ Subtitle (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc.
When you select “Auto,” the subtitle language
changes according to the language you selected
for the soundtrack. See page 124 for an
explanation of the language abbreviations.
Note
If you select a language in “Disc Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
the recorded languages will be automatically selected.
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2
Parental (DVD VIDEOs 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 “Rating Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Rating Level” are
displayed.
Parental
After step 3 above, select “Parental,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons.
10:10 AM
Title List
Rating Level
Timer
Change Password
: On:OffLevel 8 (Adults)
Level 8 (Adults)
Level 7
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Level 6
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
Setup
Level 2
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
Create the password
10:10 AM
Title List
Timer
3
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental setting is complete.
Create the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
The display for confirming the password
appears.
Re-enter the password.
Create the password
10:10 AM
Notes
Confirm the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Front Display
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons.
Enter the password
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Auto
Adjusts to low lighting when
power is off.
Bright
Maintains bright lighting
when power is off.
Dimmer
Maintains low lighting
regardless of whether power
is on or off.
Off
Turns off the lighting when
power is off. Maintains the
lighting when power is on.
10:10 AM
Settings and Adjustments
• If you forget your password, select “Factory Setting” of
“Options” in the “Setup” display.
• Playback of discs without the Parental Control function
cannot be limited on this recorder.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to change the
Parental Control level while playing the disc. In this
case, enter your password, then change the level.
Title List
Timer
• To cancel the Parental setting for the disc,
set “Rating Level” to “Off” in step 3.
• To change the password, select “Change
Password” in step 2, and press ENTER.
When the display for registering a password
appears, enter a new four-digit password
using the number buttons.
Title List
Timer
Enter the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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Command Mode
Changes the command mode of this recorder if
other DVD equipment is assigned the same
command mode. Be sure to match the
COMMAND MODE switch on the remote to the
setting made here. For details, see “If you have a
Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD
recorder” on page 26.
DVD 1
DVD 2
DVD 3
Select this if the default
command mode conflicts
with other DVD equipment.
Select this if the default
command mode conflicts
with other DVD equipment.
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the Easy Setup program.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
Easy Setup
10:10 AM
Follow the guide to make initial settings.
Before you start,
check that you have made all necessary connections.
The default command mode
of the recorder.
Start
Cancel
Factory Setting
Allows you to return the setup settings to their
default settings. Note that all of your previous
settings will be lost.
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1
After step 3 above, select “Factory Setting,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The setup settings return to their default
settings.
3
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
The power automatically turns off and then on
again, and the recorder is reset to the factory
settings.
When the “Easy Setup” display appears,
follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 23) from step 4.
4
5
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 23) from step 5.
TV program reception does not fill the screen.
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 AC power cord is connected
securely.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 12).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VIDEO”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
Picture noise appears.
TV program pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV antenna.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched antenna cables
farther apart.
The channel on the cable box/satellite receiver
has been changed.
, The set top box controller is connected and “Set
Top Box Control” is set to “On.” Check the “Set
Top Box Control” settings in “Features” setup
(page 105).
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 99).
, A timer recording started, which cause the
channels to change.
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1 IN
jack, select “LINE1” in the front panel display by
pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “LINE2” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
The playback picture or TV program from the
equipment connected through the recorder is
distorted.
Additional Information
, Check the connection to your TV (page 12) and
switch the input selector on your TV so that the
signal from the recorder appears on the TV
screen.
, 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 copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programs 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.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
“Video” setup (page 101).
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (480p) signals, the image may be affected
when you set the recorder to progressive format.
In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
“Video” setup (page 101).
, Set the channel manually in “Tuner Preset” setup
(page 98).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
program using the CH +/– buttons.
, 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 programs could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in “Video” setup to fit the aspect
ratio of your TV (page 100).
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The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” in
“Video” setup.
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or the
connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack, check the “Audio” setup
settings (page 102).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS soundtracks, noise
will come from the LINE OUT (AUDIO L/R) or
AUDIO OUT L/R jacks (page 38).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in “Audio” setup to “Wide
Range” (page 103).
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or
played.
, Second Audio Program (SAP) is not available
for all programs. The program you are recording
does not have a second audio program.
, You have set “Tuner Audio” in “Audio” setup to
“Main” (page 102). Select “SAP” to record
alternate audio programs.
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack and want to change the audio
track for a DVD-RW (VR mode)/DVD-R (VR
mode) during playback, set “Dolby Digital” in
“Audio” setup to “D-PCM” (page 102).
, When recording to a disc other than DVD-RWs
(VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode), set “Line
Audio Input” in “Audio” setup to “Stereo.”
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DVD Playback
The disc does not play.
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labeled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalized (page 91).
The disc does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 39).
, You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or
DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
start playback.
The recorder starts playing the disc
automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the disc has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do
some of the operations above. See the instruction
manual supplied with the disc.
, While the recorder is reading disc information,
playback operations will not work.
The language for the soundtrack cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the disc
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the soundtrack.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
The title of the MP3 audio album/ track or JPEG
image folder/file is not correctly displayed.
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
subtitles.
, Try changing the subtitle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The subtitles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
, The recorder can only display numbers and
alphabet. Other characters are displayed as
asterisks.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
VIDEO being played.
, You are trying to change the angles when “
”
does not appear in the front panel display
(page 36).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s
menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The MP3 audio track cannot be played.
The JPEG image file cannot be played.
, The DATA CD is not recorded in a JPEG format
that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2.
, The JPEG image file does not have the extension
“.JPG” or “.JPEG.”
, The data is not formatted in JPEG even though it
has the extension “.JPG” or “JPEG.”
, The length or width of the image is more than
4,720 dots.
, When playing a disc containing MP3 audio
tracks, “Music” is selected (page 44).
The channel cannot be changed from the
channel you are recording.
Recording does not start immediately after
z REC is pressed.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INF WRITE” disappears from
the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though the timer
setting is set correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, Disconnect the AC power cord from the AC
outlet, and connect it again.
, The program contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, The program that starts first has priority and the
second program starts recording only after the
first program has finished. If the programs start
at the same time, the program listed first in the
menu has priority (page 52).
, There is no DVD inserted in the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
, The cable box/satellite receiver was turned off.
, The set top box controller was incorrectly
connected (page 12).
, The settings in “Set Top Box Control” in
“Features” setup have been changed (page 105).
Recording does not stop immediately after
x STOP is pressed.
Additional Information
, The DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2.
, The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3.”
, The data is not formatted in MP3 even though it
has the extension “.MP3.”
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data.
, The recorder cannot play audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
, When playing a disc containing JPEG image
files, “Photo” is selected (page 43).
DVD Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
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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. The clock is automatically set by
EDS, but it is reset during a power failure when
the EDS signal cannot be received (page 99).
Reset the clock (page 99).
, The program that starts first has priority and the
second program starts recording only after the
first program has finished. If the programs start
at the same time, the program listed first in the
menu has priority (page 52).
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
The c indicator flashes after timer recording is
set.
, Insert a recordable disc (page 30).
, Insert a disc with enough space for the recording.
, The disc has 99 or more titles, which prevents
further recording.
, The disc is protected (page 70).
The SYNCHRO REC indicator flashes after
Synchro-Recording is set.
The picture is not clear.
, Adjust the tracking by the TRACKING +/–
buttons.
, The video heads are dirty (see page 115). Clean
the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning
cassette. If a Sony cleaning cassette is not
available in your area, have the heads cleaned at
your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee
will be charged). Do not use a commercially
available liquid type cleaning cassette, as it may
damage the video heads.
, The video heads may have to be replaced.
Consult your local Sony dealer for more
information.
, The tape is defective.
The picture rolls vertically during picture
search.
, Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or
monitor.
The picture has no sound.
, The tape is defective.
, Check the audio cord connection.
, Insert a recordable disc (page 30).
, Insert a disc with enough space for the recording.
, The disc has 99 or more titles, which prevents
further recording.
, The disc is protected (page 70).
A tape cannot be inserted.
Contents previously recorded were erased.
The channel cannot be changed from the one
you are recording.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC
will be erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
, Check that a tape is not already in the tape
compartment.
VCR Recording
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
No TV program appears on the TV screen.
VCR Playback
The playback picture does not appear on the TV
screen.
, Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR.
If a monitor is used, set it to video input.
, Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR.
If a monitor is used, set it to video input.
, Select the correct source with the CH +/– or
INPUT SELECT buttons. Select a channel number
when recording TV programs; select “LINE1” or
“LINE2” when recording from other equipment.
TV reception is poor.
, Adjust the TV antenna.
The tape starts playing as soon as it is
inserted.
, The safety tab has been removed. To record on
this tape, cover the tab hole.
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The tape is ejected when z REC is pressed.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when z REC is pressed.
, Make sure the tape is not at its end.
VCR Timer recording
The timer does not operate.
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a program has been set for timer
recording.
Make sure the timer settings are set for a future
time.
Check that the cable box is turned on.
“- -:- -” appears in the front panel display if the
recorder is disconnected from the wall outlet for
more than one minute. Reset the clock and timer.
Turn the power off and unplug the AC power
cord.
The program that starts first has priority and the
second program starts recording only after the
first program has finished. If the programs start
at the same time, the program listed first in the
menu has priority (page 82).
The c indicator flashes after timer recording is
set.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Display
Menus or displays do not appear on the
screen.
, While the recorder is reading disc information,
the System Menu, TOOLS menu, or information
display will not appear.
“- -:- -” appears in the front panel display.
, Set the clock again (page 99).
The c indicator is flashing.
The remote does not function.
, 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 21).
, Turn on the recorder.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
the recorder.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same command
mode (page 26).
, Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to
DVD·VIDEO (page 21).
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
Sony DVD equipment. Set a different command
mode for the recorder (page 26).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down "/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until “SONY
DVD” appears in the front panel display.
, 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 recorded or edited a disc.
This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
the disc.
Additional Information
The SYNCHRO REC indicator flashes after
Synchro-Recording is set.
Remote control
“CAN NOT RECORD BECAUSE OF HIGH TEMP.”
appears in the front panel display.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
not blocked. Then, turn off the recorder, wait
until the clock appears in the front panel display,
and disconnect the AC power cord. Leave the
recorder off for a while, then re-connect the
power cord, and press "/1 on the recorder.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc or a tape with its safety
tab in place inside the recorder.
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“CHILD LOCK” appears in the front panel
display.
Notes About This Recorder
, The recorder is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 40).
On adjusting volume
Control by AV mouse is not possible.
, Some satellite receivers may not support AV
mouse.
The Set Top Box Control function does not
work.
, Turn on the recorder.
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.
On cleaning
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.
On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners
Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens cleaners
(including wet or spray types). These may
cause the apparatus to malfunction.
Notes about the discs
• 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.
• 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 center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available disc/lens cleaners, or
anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
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– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video
heads
Specifications
System
[DVD recorder section]
Laser
Semiconductor laser
initial
contamination
terminal
When the video heads are dirty, clean the video
heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette.
If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your
area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony
dealer (a standard service fee will be charged). Do
not use a commercially available liquid type
cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video
heads.
Audio recording format
Dolby Digital
Video recording format
MPEG Video
[VCR section]
Format
VHS NTSC standard
Video recording system
Rotary head helical scanning FM system
Video heads
Double azimuth four heads
Video signal
NTSC color, EIA standards
Tape speed
SP: 33.35 mm/s (13/8 inches/s)
EP: 11.12 mm/s (7/16 inches/s)
LP: 16.67 mm/s (11/16 inches/s),
playback only
Maximum recording/playback time
8 hrs. in EP mode (with T-160 tape)
Rewind time
Approx. 1 min (with T-120 tape)
VHF 2 to 13
UHF 14 to 69
CATV A-8 to A-1, A to W, W+1 to W+84
Antenna
75-ohm antenna terminal for VHF/UHF
Additional Information
[Tuner section]
Channel coverage
[Timer section]
Clock
Quartz locked
Timer indication
12-hour cycle
Timer setting
12 programs in total (max.)
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Inputs and outputs
General
LINE 1 IN and LINE 2 IN
Power requirements
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1 each)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jacks (2 each)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
LINE 2 IN
S VIDEO, 4-pin, mini-DIN jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
DV IN, 4-pin jack, i.LINK S100
LINE OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jacks (2)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL, Optical output jack
–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
COAXIAL, phono jack
Output signal: 0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB, PR)
Phono jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p/PB, PR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
S VIDEO OUT
4-pin, mini-DIN jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
SET TOP BOX CONTROL
Mini jack
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120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption
36 W
Power back-up
Back-up duration: 0 min
Operating temperature
5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)
Operating humidity
25% to 80%
Dimensions including projecting parts
and controls (w/h/d)
Approx. 430 × 82 × 334 mm
(Approx. 17 × 3 1/4 × 131/4 inches)
Mass
Approx. 4.8 kg (Approx. 10.6 lbs)
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (remote) (1)
Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Antenna cable (1)
Audio/video cord (1)
Set top box controller (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
digital video, digital audio and other data in two
directions between equipment having the i.LINK
jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible pieces of equipment can be
connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data transactions
with various digital AV equipment. When two or
more i.LINK-compatible equipment are
connected to this recorder in a daisy chain,
operations and data transactions are possible with
not only the equipment that this recorder is
connected to but also with other devices via the
directly connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the characteristics
and specifications of the equipment to be
connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some
connected equipment.
Note
About the name “i.LINK”
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.
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a
different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
data that can be sent or received in one second. For
example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
megabits of data can be sent in one second.
i.LINK functions on this recorder
For details on how to dub when this recorder is
connected to other video equipment having DV
jacks, see page 93.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
will not accept MICROMV signals from
equipment such as a MICROMV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 93.
For details on precautions when connecting this
recorder, also see the instruction manuals for the
equipment to be connected.
Required i.LINK cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during
DV/D8 dubbing).
i.LINK and
Additional Information
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.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
i.LINK baud rate
are trademarks.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Front panel
Buttons on the recorder have the same function as the buttons on the remote if they have the same or
similar names.
Open the
cover
A "/1 (on/standby) button (23)
B Disc tray (35, 49, 94)
J SELECT DVD/VIDEO buttons (35, 49, 72,
79)
C A (open/close) button (35, 49, 94)
K
D DVD t button (88)
T VIDEO button (87)
L Front panel display (47, 76)
E Tape compartment (72, 79)
N SYNCHRO REC indicator (53, 83)
F A (eject) button (72)
O CHANNEL/TRACKING +/– buttons* (21,
49, 73, 79)
G z REC (record) button (49, 79)
M PROGRESSIVE indicator (17, 101)
H m/M (rewind/fast-forward) buttons
(38)
P ONE-TOUCH DUBBING button (96)
I H (play) button (35, 72)
R LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO L
(MONO)/R) jacks (28)
X (pause) button (36, 49, 74, 79)
x (stop) button (35, 49, 72, 79)
118
(remote sensor) (20)
Q DV IN jack (93)
* The CHANNEL + button has a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference.
Remote
For DVD functions
Buttons with an orange dot next to them can be
used with your TV when the TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD·VIDEO switch (21)
B Z OPEN/CLOSE button (35, 49, 94)
C DVD button (35, 49)
D Number buttons* (21, 36)
SET button (21)
E CLEAR button (42)
F AUDIO button* (36)
SUBTITLE button (36)
G ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST button (40, 59)
H DISPLAY button (46)
TIME/TEXT button (47)
I TOP MENU button (35)
J M/m/</,/ENTER button (23)
K O RETURN button (23)
L . PREV (previous)/> NEXT
buttons (36)
Mm
/
M (search) buttons (36)
N ZOOM button (36)
O z REC (record) button (49)
P REC MODE button (49, 94)
Additional Information
Q SYNCHRO REC button (53)
R ANGLE button (36)
S REPEAT button (36)
T MARKER button (42)
Slide the cover
U SEARCH button (42)
* Number 5 and AUDIO buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference.
,continued
119
V ?/1 (on/standby) button (23)
W CH (channel) +/– buttons* (21, 49)
X VOL (volume) +/– buttons (21)
Y TV/VIDEO button (21)
Z INPUT SELECT button (49, 56, 94)
wj SUR (surround) button (36)
wk SYSTEM MENU button (10)
TITLE LIST button (40, 59)
TIMER button (51)
wl MENU button (35)
e; TOOLS button (41)
ea
REPLAY/
ADVANCE buttons
(36)
es H PLAY button* (35)
ed x STOP button (35, 49)
ef X PAUSE button (49)
eg CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (62)
eh WIDE MODE button (21)
ej ONE TOUCH DUBBING button (96)
ek COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1, 2, 3)
(26)
* CH + and H PLAY buttons have a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference.
Slide the cover
120
For VCR functions
A TV/DVD·VIDEO switch (21)
B Z OPEN/CLOSE (eject) button (72)
C Number buttons* (21)
SET button (21)
D CLEAR button (72)
E AUDIO button* (77)
F DISPLAY button (76)
TIME/TEXT button (76)
G SYSTEM MENU button (10)
H O RETURN button (23)
I . PREV (previous)/> NEXT
buttons (74)
J
(search) buttons (74)
K z REC (record) button (79)
L REC MODE button (79)
M SYNCHRO REC button (83)
N ?/1 (on/standby) button (23)
O VIDEO button (72, 79)
P CH (channel)/TRACKING +/– buttons*
(21, 73, 79)
Q VOL (volume) +/– buttons (21)
R TV/VIDEO button (21)
S INPUT SELECT button (79)
T TIMER button (81)
V TOOLS button (75)
W
Slide the cover
REPLAY/
ADVANCE buttons
(74)
X H PLAY button* (72)
Y x STOP button (72, 79)
Additional Information
U M/m/</,/ENTER button (23)
Z X PAUSE button (74, 79)
wj WIDE MODE button (21)
wk COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1, 2, 3)
(26)
* Number 5, AUDIO, CH +, and H PLAY buttons have
a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference.
,continued
121
Front panel display
DVD
RW VR VCD
STEREO SAP
VIDEO
A DVD playing/recording status
H Timer indicator
B Disc type/recording format
I Displays the following (47, 76):
•
•
•
•
•
C Audio signal indicators
D STEREO indicator (48, 78)
E SAP (Second Audio Program) indicator
(48, 78)
F VIDEO playing/recording status
G Tape indicator
J
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Channel
(angle) indicator (36)
K Disc indicator
Rear panel
AUDIO OUT COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S VIDEO OUT LINE 1 IN LINE OUT
VIDEO
L
Y
R
PB
IN
L
PR
SET TOP BOX
CONTROL
A AUDIO OUT L/R jacks (18)
R
AUDIO
AUDIO
OUT
B SET TOP BOX CONTROL jack (13, 14)
F LINE 1 IN (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks
(29)
C DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL/
OPTICAL) jacks (18)
G LINE OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks
(16, 17)
D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB, PR)
jacks (17)
H VHF/UHF IN/OUT jacks (14)
E S VIDEO OUT jack (16)
122
OPTICAL COAXIAL
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
VHF/UHF
VIDEO
Glossary
DVD-RW (page 30)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW has two different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVDs created in Video mode have the
same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
contents to be programmed or edited.
Copy protection signals (page 49)
DVD+R (page 30)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programs and restrict recording on this recorder.
A DVD+R (read “plus R”) is a recordable disc that
is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can
be recorded only once to a DVD+R, and will have
the same format as a DVD VIDEO.
Chapter (page 41)
Dolby Digital (page 102)
Digital audio compression technology developed
by Dolby Laboratories. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
discrete channels of high quality digital audio
found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround sound
systems. Good channel separation is realized
because all of the channel data is recorded
discretely, and little deterioration occurs because
all channel data processing is digital.
DTS (page 102)
DVD+RW (page 30)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
once to a DVD-R. The DVD-R has two different
modes: VR mode and Video mode. DVDs created
in Video mode have the same format as a DVD
VIDEO, while discs created in VR (Video
Recording) mode allow the contents to be
programmed or edited.
DVD VIDEO (page 33)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of moving
pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a doublelayer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a singlelayer and double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, which
is a worldwide standard of digital compression
technology. The picture data is compressed to
about 1/40 (average) of its original size. The DVD
also uses a variable rate coding technology that
changes the data to be allocated according to the
status of the picture. Audio information is
recorded in a multi-channel format, such as Dolby
Digital, allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such as
the multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental
Control functions are provided on the DVD.
,continued
Additional Information
Digital audio compression technology by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. DTS provides the same discrete
channels of high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DVD-R (page 30)
123
Interlace format
Interlace format shows every other line of an
image as a single “field” and is the standard
method for displaying images on television. The
even number field shows the even numbered lines
of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the
odd numbered lines of an image.
Original (page 58)
Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) or DVD-R (VR mode). Erasing original
titles frees up disc space on DVD-RWs.
When you play a DVD VIDEO, the language of
the selected audio track or subtitle is abbreviated
as follows. See page 106 to change the audio track
or subtitle.
Abbreviation
Language
ARA
Arabic
BUL
Bulgarian
CHI
Chinese
CRO
Croatian
CZE
Czech
DAN
Danish
DEU
German
Progressive format (page 101)
ENG
English
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 30 frames/60
fields in one second, the Progressive format can
show 60 frames in one second. The overall picture
quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
ESP
Spanish
FIN
Finish
FRA
French
GRE
Greek
HUN
Hungarian
IDN
Indonesian
Playlist (page 58)
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R
(VR mode). A Playlist leaves the original titles as
they are, and contains only the information needed
to control playback. A Playlist title takes up very
little disc space.
IND
Hindi
Title (page 41)
ISL
Icelandic
The longest section of a picture or music feature
on a DVD, movie, etc., in video software, or the
entire album in audio software.
ITA
Italian
IWR
Hebrew
JPN
Japanese
KOR
Korean
MAL
Malay
NLD
Dutch
NOR
Norwegian
POL
Polish
POR
Portuguese
RUS
Russian
SVE
Swedish
THA
Thai
Track (page 41)
Sections of a music feature on a CD (the length of
a song).
124
DVD Audio/Subtitle
Language
Abbreviation
Language
TUR
Turkish
VIE
Vietnamese
ZAF
Afrikaans
Cable Box/Satellite
Receiver Brand Code
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your cable box/satellite receiver.
Cable box brand
Code number
3M
0033
ABC
0003, 0007, 0011, 0017,
0008, 0014, 0001, 0013,
0206, 0047, 0237, 0033
Accuphase
0003, 0007, 0013, 0047,
0001, 0011, 0017, 0014,
0206
Acorn
1102, 0237
Action
0237
Active
0237, 1102
Aim
0015
Allegro
0315, 0153
Amark
0008, 0277, 0144, 0056
American
0060
Americast
0899
Antronix
0207, 0022
Anvision
0211, 0111
0770
Arbatron
0014, 0011, 0003, 0476
Archer
0153, 0022, 0207, 0039,
0797, 0237, 0260
ASE
1080
Auna
1269
BBT
0267
BCC
0276
Belcor
0056, 0022
Bell & Howell
0014
Bell Atlantic
0641
Bell South
0899
Bestlink
0303
Betavue
0022
British Telecom
0003
,continued
Additional Information
Apache
125
126
Cable box brand
Code number
Cable box brand
Code number
BVS
0641
GC Electronics
0207, 0056, 0330, 0016,
0040, 0077, 0030
GE
0232, 0233, 0144, 0021
Gemini
0015, 0070, 0057, 0242,
0014, 0797, 0013, 0400
General Instrument
0476, 0011, 0014, 0098,
0810, 0024, 0003, 0015,
0276
GHZ
0078
Gibraltar
0003
Global
1327
Cable Healthcare
0769, 0058
Cable Star
0056
Cabletenna
0022, 0039
Cableview
0022
Century
0153, 0618, 0008, 0315
Citation
0017
Citizen
0153, 0315, 0078, 0242
Clearmaster
0883
ClearMax
0883, 1247
Colour Voice
0031, 0025
Comband
0233, 0232
Comtec
0274
Comtronics
0060, 0040
Comtronics Eagle
0040, 0060
GMI
0069, 0057, 0015, 0797
GoldStar
0144, 0040
Goodmind
0770, 0797
Gradiente
1136
Hamlin
0020, 0009, 0034, 0259,
0015, 0273, 0206
Contec
0019
Healthway Interactive
0058, 1020, 1015, 0769
Coolmax
0883
Hitachi
Curtis Mathes
0015, 0242
0011, 0154, 0009, 0008,
0003, 0033, 0014, 0255
Dae Ryung Eagle
0008
Houston Tracker
0011
Daeryung
0008, 0877, 0477, 0277,
1877
Hwalin
0303
Hytek
0007
Diamond
0035
IBM
0670
Digeo
1476
IEEC
1018
Digi
0637
Interbuy
0274
Director
0476
IPC Guest Services
0893
Dumont
0637
Jasco
0315, 0153, 0015
Eagle Comtronics
0060, 0028
Jebsee
0014, 0400
Eastern
0002, 0274, 0418
Jerrold
Electricord
0078
Emerson
0797, 0303, 0015, 0014
Everquest
0040, 0015
0003, 0014, 0276, 0011,
0012, 0020, 0024, 0015,
0047, 0098, 0476, 0031,
0029, 0111, 0032, 0054,
0810, 0028
Focus
0400
Kuang Yu
0024
Fosgate
0276
Leon
0069, 0015
Fujitsu
0246
LG
0040, 0144
Funai
0248, 0019
Linsay
0440
FutureVision
0649
Macom
0033
Garrard
0153
Maestro
0812
Gateway
0764
Cable box brand
Code number
Cable box brand
Code number
Magnavox
0797, 0027, 0032, 0334,
0069
Prelude
0770
Prism
0012, 0013, 0059
Millennium
0618, 0153
Protelcon
0786
Memorex
0000
Pulsar
0000, 0040
Mitsubishi
0003
Quasar
0000
Motorola
0476, 0276, 1476, 0810,
1376, 1254, 0400, 1106
Quest
0144, 0020
R Line
0040
RadioShack
0883, 0015, 0315, 0303,
0797
Movie Time
0156, 0078, 0063, 0203
MS
0069, 0015, 1018, 0303
MultiVision
0012
Myrio
1117
NET
0274
Next Level
0764, 1316, 1315, 1314
Nexus
Rampage
0255
Ranger
1247
RCA
0021, 0060, 0797, 0047,
1256, 0843
0770
Realistic
0207, 0153
Northcoast
0671, 0314
Recoton
0153, 0400
Nova Vision
0277, 0008
Regal
0259, 0020, 0273, 0279,
0276
Regency
0002, 0020, 0682
Rembrandt
0070, 0153, 0040, 0022,
0011
RK
0304, 0306, 0479
Novabeam
0277
Novaplex
0618, 0277, 0017, 0008
NSC
0156, 0070, 0203, 0063,
0400, 0012, 0618, 0022,
0637, 0010, 0044
Oak
0007, 0019, 0303, 0248,
0017
Runco
0000
Samsung
0040, 0144, 0023, 0003,
0070, 0000
0015
Omniview
0371
Sasktel
1737
Optimus
0021
Scientific Atlanta
Pace
0237
0008, 0277, 0017, 0006,
0237, 0025, 0477, 0207,
0877, 0003, 0012, 0000,
0021, 1877
Seam
0510
Sears
0510
Sejin
1265
Siemens
0246
Sigma
0019
Signal
0040, 0015, 0011, 0035
Signature
0011
SkyCable
0112
Pacific Bell
0843
Panasonic
0107, 0021, 0144, 0008,
0124, 0307, 0000, 0040
Panther
0637
Paragon
0000, 0525, 0008
Penney
0637, 0000
Philips
0025, 0031, 0290, 0027,
0030, 0153, 0060, 0242,
0028, 0334, 0211, 0029,
0259, 0307, 0652, 0013,
0069, 0649, 0255, 0305,
0032, 0111, 0317
Pioneer
0144, 0023, 0533, 1877,
0877, 0260
Popular Mechanics
0400
Skygiant
1091
SL Marx
0040
Sony
1006
,continued
Additional Information
Omega
127
128
Cable box brand
Code number
Cable box brand
Code number
Spectradyne
0769, 0058
TV COMM
0035, 0019
Spectravision
0058
TV Guide
1476
Sprucer
0021, 0307, 0010, 0144
TV86
0063, 0040
Standard Components
0203, 0096, 0155
Uniden
0022, 0225
Starcom
0003, 0015, 0047, 0014,
0098, 0305
Unika
0207, 0153, 0022
United Artists
0007
Stargate
0015, 0040, 0770, 0865,
0797, 0305, 0014
United Cable
0003, 0014, 0011, 0276
Starquest
0015
Universal
StarSight
0542, 0422
0191, 0078, 0207, 0056,
0022, 0039, 0153, 0077,
0322, 0315
Stealth
0274
US Electronics
0276, 0008, 0003, 0017
Stellar One
0807
V2
0883
Storm
1018, 0637
Verizon
0246
Suena Madritel
1230
Videoway
0250, 0000
Supercable
0276
VideoWorks
0124
Supermax
0883
Vidtech
0244
Sylvania
0001
Viewmaster
0883, 0770
Tandy
0258
Viewstar
0258, 0289, 0060, 0063,
0211, 0027, 0111, 0030,
0121
Vision
0883
Visionetics
1264
Vortex View
0883
Tatung
0097
Teac
1018
Technics
0029
Teknika
0146
Teleavia
0040
TeleCaption
0221
Teleview
0063, 0040
Texscan
0001, 0096, 0010
TFC
0310
Thomson
1256
Timeless
0418, 0274, 0040
Tocom
0012, 0013, 0029, 0019,
0059, 0017
Torx
0003
Toshiba
0000
Trans PX
0303, 0276, 0153, 0315
Trinity
1248
Tristar
0883
TS
0255, 0024, 1018, 0003,
0303
Tusa
0015
WaveMaster
0565
Wiso
0078
Zenith
0000, 0525, 0054, 0017,
0039, 0153, 0060, 0315,
0191, 0899
Zentek
0400
Satellite receiver
brand
Code number
Satellite receiver
brand
AlphaStar
0772
Paysat
0724
Atlantic Telephone
1333
Philips
Bell ExpressVu
0775
1076, 0099, 1142, 0724,
0722, 0749, 1442, 1749,
0856, 0775
Century
0856
Primestar
0361, 0627, 0869
Chaparral
0216
Proscan
0392, 0566
Crossdigital
1109
QNS
1367
DirecTV
0749, 0566, 0392, 1749,
0099, 1109, 1076, 1442,
1856, 0247, 1142, 1639,
0724, 0639, 0819
Dish Network System
0775, 1005, 1170
Dishpro
0775, 1005
Echostar
0775, 1170, 1005
Expressvu
0775
Galaxis
0863
GE
0566
General Instrument
0361, 0869, 0627
GOI
0775
Gradiente
0856
Hitachi
0819, 0749
Houston Tracker
0775
HTS
0775
Code number
RadioShack
0869
RCA
0566, 0392, 0143, 0855
Samsung
1109, 1276
Sky
0856, 0099, 1856
Sony
0639, 1639
Star Choice
0869
Star Trak
0869, 0772
Thomson
0566, 0392
Tivo
1142, 1442
Toshiba
0790, 0749, 1749, 1285
UEC
1333, 1358
Uniden
0724, 0722
Video Cipher II Plus
0361
Zenith
0856, 1856
Hughes Network Systems 0749, 1749, 1442, 1142
1176, 1359, 1048, 0863,
0283
Innova
0099
Jerrold
0361, 0036, 0627
JVC
0775, 1170
Magnavox
0722, 0724
McIntosh
0869
Memorex
0724
Mitsubishi
0749
Motorola
0869
NEC
1270, 0496, 0499, 0507,
0508
Netsat
0099
Next Level
0869
Optimus
0724
Panasonic
0247, 0701
Additional Information
Humax
129
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 25, 100
4:3 Letter Box 25, 100
4:3 Pan Scan 25, 100
A
“A-B Erase” 60
“Add” 67, 68
ADVANCE 37, 74
ANGLE 36
Antenna 14, 15
AUDIO 36, 77
“Audio” 106
Audio cords 18
“Audio DRC” 103
Audio settings 102
Auto Clock Set 99
“Auto Play” 105
“Auto Preset” 98
“Auto Repeat” 105
B
Batteries 20
“Black Level” 101
Bookmark 42
“Brand Code” 105
C
Cable box 13, 14
Cable box brand 125
Cable box brand code 125
“Ch. Digit lock” 105
Changing or canceling timer
settings (Timer List) 55, 84
Chapter 123
“Chapter Erase” 60
CHAPTER MARK 62
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
62
“Check” 66
Child Lock 40
Cleaning discs 114
130
Cleaning the video heads 115
CLEAR 72
“Clock Set CH” 99
Clock Set settings 99
“Combine Titles” 67
“Command Mode” 27, 108
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
17
Connecting
the antenna cable 12
to your AV/amplifier
(receiver) 18
to your TV 16
“Connections” 105
Controlling TVs with the
remote 21
“Copy” 69
Copy protection 49, 123
Copy-Free 49
Copy-Never 49
Copy-Once 49
Counter 72
CPRM 30
“Create Dubbing List” 90
“Create Playlist” 65
Creating chapters 51, 62
D
“Daylight Saving” 100
“Delete” 55, 85
“Digital Out” 102
“Disc Finalize” 70, 92
“Disc Format” 70
“Disc Information” 70
“Disc Menu” 106
“Disc Name” 70
“Disc Protect” 70
“Disc Setting” 70, 92
Disc types 30
Display
front panel display 122
Setup Display 97
“Divide Title” 61, 66
Dolby Digital 25, 103, 123
“Downmix” 103
DTS 25, 38, 103, 123
“Dubbing” 87, 89
“DV/D8 Audio Input” 95,
104
“DV/D8 Dubbing” 95
“DV/D8 One Touch
Dubbing” 96
“DV/D8 Simple Dubbing” 95
“DVD Auto Chapter” 104
DVD Editing 58
DVD VIDEO 33, 123
DVD+R 30, 123
DVD+R DL 30
DVD+RW 30, 123
DVD-R 30, 123
DVD-RAM 33
DVD-RW 30, 123
E
Easy Setup 108
“Edit” 55, 85
“Edit Playlist” 66
“Edit Scene” 66
Enter characters 63
EP mode 79
“Erase” 60
“Erase All Titles” 70
F
“Factory Setting” 108
Fast forward 37, 74
Fast reverse 37, 74
Feature settings 104
Finalizing 91
“Format DVD-RW” 105
Formatting 49, 70
“Front Display” 107
Front panel 118
Front panel display 122
H
Handling discs 114
I
i.LINK 93, 117
INPUT SELECT 49, 79, 94
Interlace format 124
J
JPEG image files 44
L
“Language” 106
Language abbreviation 124
LINE 1 IN 29
LINE 2 IN 28
“Line Audio Input” 53, 57,
104
M
Manual Clock Set 100
“Manual Set” 99
MARKER 42
MENU 35
Menu
Top menu 35
“Mode for SET button” 106
“Modify” 67
“Move” 68
MP3 audio tracks 43
N
NEXT 37, 74
Number buttons 21, 41
O
One Touch Dubbing 96
On-screen display
Setup Display 97
Sub-menu 11
System Menu 10
TOOLS menu 11
Options settings 106
Original 41, 124
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST 41,
59
“OSD” language 23, 106
P
“Parental” 107
Parental Control 39
Parts and controls 118
PAUSE 37, 50, 74, 79
PBC 39
“Picture Control” 101
PLAY 35, 72
Playable discs 33
Playback 35, 72
JPEG image files 44
MP3 audio tracks 43
Repeat Play 38
Resume Play 39
Slow-motion play 37, 74
Playlist 41, 64, 124
Power cord 20
PREV 37, 74
Program Dubbing 89
“Progressive” 101
Progressive format 124
“Protect” 60
Q
Quick Timer 50, 79
R
Rear panel 122
REC 50, 79
REC MODE 50, 79
Recording 48, 78
recordable discs 30
recording format 30
recording mode 48
tape speed 78
while watching another
program 50,
79
Recording mode 48, 78
Recording time 48, 51
Region code 34
Remaining time 47, 80
Remote 20, 119
REPEAT 38
Repeat A-B Play 39
REPLAY 37, 74
Resetting 108
Resume Play 39
Rotate 44
S
Safety tab 78
SAP (Second Audio Program)
49, 78
Satellite receiver 13
Satellite receiver brand code
129
“Scan Audio” 39, 104
“Scene Dubbing” 90
Searching
for “Chapter” 41
for “Title” 41
for “Track” 41
Time Search 41
Set top box control 12, 24,
105
Set top box controller 12, 26
Settings 97
Setup Display 97
“Simple Dubbing” 89
Slide show 44, 45
SP mode 79
Stereo programs 48, 78
STOP 35, 50, 72, 79
Sub-menu 11
SUBTITLE 36
“Subtitle” 106
SUR (surround) 37
SYNCHRO REC 54, 83
“Synchro Recording” 54, 83,
105
System Menu 10
T
“Tape Length” 105
Tape speed 78
“Time Zone” 100
TIME/TEXT 47, 76
TIMER 52, 81
Timer List 55, 84
Timer recording 51, 81
change or cancel 55, 84
Title 124
“Title Dubbing” 90
“Title Erase” 60, 66
TITLE LIST 40, 59
Title List 40
“Title Name” 60, 66
TOOLS 11
TOP MENU 35
Track 124
TRACKING 73
Tracking adjustment 73
Troubleshooting 109
“Tuner Audio” 102
Tuner Preset 24
Tuner Preset settings 98
,continued
131
“TV Type” 100
TV/DVD·VIDEO 21
TV/VIDEO 50, 79
U
“Unfinalize” 92
Unrecordable pictures 49
V
“VCR Function” 105
VIDEO CD 33
Video mode 30
Video settings 100
VR mode 30
Z
ZOOM 36
Zoom 44
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