MD 80137
DIGITAL DVD RECORDER AND
PLAYER
Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide is meant to get you up and running with you new DVD recorder
as quickly as possible. Please see the User’s Manual for important safety information as
well as detailed instructions for the use and care of your recorder.
1. GET CONNECTED!
The following pages demonstrate some common set up scenarios. Before you begin,
please read the following quick tips:
Most cables and AV connectors on your equipment follow a standard
color code. Observing this color code can be very helpful when connecting your
AV equipment.
We have provided many different options for audio and video connections so
that you choose the best for your needs. However, you only need one video
connection and one audio connection between your DVD recorder and your TV.
If your antenna/CATV connection is attached to your DVD recorder, and your DVD
recorder is attached to your TV with another antenna cable, you will be able to
watch TV without turning on your DVD recorder.
Attaching your DVD recorder to a VCR and then attaching the VCR to the TV will
produce very poor quality video and recordings. The DVD recorder should be
attached directly to the TV.
Please unplug all devices from the power outlet before making or changing
connections.
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TV + Antenna or Cable without a Cable Box
1. Connect a TV antenna cable from your wall outlet to ANTENNA IN on the DVD recorder.
2. Connect another TV antenna cable from ANTENNA OUT on the recorder to ANTENNA IN on your TV.
3a. Connect red, white, and yellow AV cable to your TV, and to VIDEO OUT, AUDIO OUT R, and AUDIO OUT
L on the back of your recorder.
3b. For higher quality video, connect S-video cable to your TV’s S-video in and the recorder’s
S-video out. You will need to make a separate audio connection. To hear sound from your TV,
make an audio connection by following the instructions for step 3a without the yellow video
cable. To hear sound from speakers connected to an amplifier or receiver, follow the instructions
for 4a, 4b, or 4c.
4a. For stereo sound through an amplifier, connect red and white audio cables from AUDIO OUT R
and AUDIO OUT L on the back of your recorder to audio in on your amplifier.
4b. For digital surround sound, you can connect a coaxial digital audio cable between the recorder
and your amplifier, or
4c. Connect an optical digital audio cable between the recorder and your receiver.
5a. To connect a VCR, use another AV cable to connect to the AV1 IN connections on your recorder, or
5b. Connect S-video out on the VCR to S-video in on the recorder, using the audio connections from
5a.
6. Connect all power cords.
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TV + Satellite Receiver or Digital Cable Box
1. Connect a TV antenna cable from your wall outlet to ANTENNA IN on the DVD recorder.
2a. Connect red, white, and yellow AV cable from your cable box to the AV1 IN connections on your
recorder, or
2b. For higher quality video, connect S-video cable from your cable box to S-video in on your
recorder, using the audio connections from 2a to carry sound.
3a. Connect red, white, and yellow AV cable to your TV, and to VIDEO OUT, AUDIO OUT R, and AUDIO OUT
L on the back of your recorder.
3b. For higher quality video, connect S-video cable to your TV’s S-video in and the recorder’s
S-video out. You will need to make a separate audio connection. To hear sound from your TV,
make an audio connection by following the instructions for 3a without the yellow video cable.
To hear sound from speakers connected to an amplifier or receiver, follow the instructions for 4a,
4b, or 4c.
4a. For stereo sound through an amplifier, connect red and white audio cables from AUDIO OUT R
and AUDIO OUT L on the back of the recorder to audio in on your amplifier.
4b. For digital surround sound, you can connect a coaxial digital audio cable between the recorder
and your amplifier, or
4c. Connect an optical digital audio cable between the recorder and your receiver.
5. Connect all power cords.
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Recorder and Player
Quick Start Guide
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2.
3.
4a.
4b.
5a.
5b.
5c.
6a.
6b.
7.
4
TV + Analog Cable Box
Connect a TV antenna cable from your wall outlet to your cable box.
Connect another TV antenna cable from ANTENNA OUT on the cable box to ANTENNA IN on your
recorder.
Connect one more TV antenna cable from ANTENNA OUT on the recorder to ANTENNA IN on your TV.
Connect red, white, and yellow AV cable to your TV, and to VIDEO OUT, AUDIO OUT R, and AUDIO OUT
L on the back of your recorder.
For higher quality video, connect S-video cable to your TV’s S-video in and the recorder’s
S-video out. You will need to make a separate audio connection. To hear sound from your TV,
make an audio connection by following the instructions for 4a without the yellow video cable.
To hear sound from speakers connected to an amplifier or receiver, follow the instructions for 5a,
5b, or 5c.
For stereo sound through an amplifier, connect red and white audio cables from AUDIO OUT R
and AUDIO OUT L on the back of the recorder to audio in on your amplifier.
For digital surround sound, you can connect a coaxial digital audio cable between the recorder
and your amplifier, or
Connect an optical digital audio cable between the recorder and your receiver.
To connect a VCR, use another AV cable to connect to the AV1 IN connections on your recorder, or
Connect S-video out on the VCR to S-video in on the recorder, using the audio connections from
5a.
Connect all power cords.
MD 80137 Digital DVD
Recorder and Player
Quick Start Guide
Primary Settings
This DVD recorder can be set easily by using the
buttons. To make selections,
move the cursor to the desired item with the navigation buttons and then press ENTER to confirm.
1. When the DVD recorder is turned on for the first time, the TV screen shows the following message:
Select your language
●
English
Espanol
Francais
中文
direction keys to choose the menu language, and then press ENTER to confirm.
Press the
2.
Selection of input signal:
Set the TV input
●
TV
CATV
Scanned: 120
Found: 20
Select CATV if the recorder is connected to an analog cable TV signal; otherwise select TV if it is
connected to an antenna. Press
keys to select the signal input source. Then press ENTER to
confirm. The DVD recorder auto-searches the selected signal type to find channels.
3.
Time and date:
Set the Time
●Automatic
Manual
M D Y
01/ 01/ 01
H M A/P
00: 00 AM
Use the
direction keys to move the cursor. Use the
direction keys to change to the
correct the numbers. When you are finished setting the time and date, highlight the green arrow
and press ENTER to confirm.
4. Press ENTER to exit setup.
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NTSC/PAL & Progressive Scan
The NTSC/PAL button cycles between normal NTSC, NTSC progressive scan, and PAL viewing modes.
NTSC is the normal format for Nothern American TV broadcasts.
NTSC Progressive Scan can be used with a component connection to a TV that supports progressive
scan to watch DVD movies at a higher resolution.
PAL is the color format for Europe and other areas. If you select PAL, North American movies and
television programs will appear incorrectly on your screen.
If you accidentally put the DVD recorder into PAL viewing mode, you will receive a
very bad image on your TV. If you are having trouble displaying video properly, one
of the first things to check is whether pressing the NTSC/PAL button fixes the error.
Buttons
and ENTER
NTSC/PAL
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Preparing Discs for Recording
Compatible Discs
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Recordable Disc Types
DVD+R/+RW
Playable Disc and Media Types
DVD video, VCD, SVCD, Audio CD, MP3, and Photo CD
We cannot guarantee that your recorded discs will play on another DVD player. Please check the
manual for the other DVD player to make sure that it can play DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.
Although your DVD recorder can play DVD﹣R, music CDs, and MP3s, you can not use it to record videowhether a TV broadcast or a home movie - to DVD+R or DVD+RW.
Disc Types
DVD+RW discs can be erased and copied over again, although this may reduce the quality of your
recording. DVD+R discs cannot be copied over, and you cannot add new data to a DVD+R disc once it
has been finalized.
You may not be able to record to a DVD+RW disc that already contains recordings from another DVD
recorder or PC. If you are able to add a new recording to a disc from another DVD recorder, your
recorder will rewrite the DVD menu. If the disc contains data from a personal computer, this data will
be erased by your DVD recorder.
Initialize a New Disc
Your DVD recorder will automatically initalize a new DVD+R or DVD+RW disc the first time it is placed
into the recorder. This takes about 1 minute, during which the TV screen shows READING. After the
procedure is complete, the TV screen shows a blank title and indicates the recording capacity is 100%.
Recording TV
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place an initialized DVD+R or DVD+RW disc in the DVD recorder.
Press MONITOR on the remote to switch from DVD mode to external input mode.
Select the channel you want to record, or
Press SOURCE to select the input source you want to record. Press SOURCE multiple times to cycle
through the options:
CVBS1 ¨ CVBS2 ¨ SVIDEO01 ¨SVIDEO02 ¨Channel
5. Press RECORD key on remote control or front panel to start recording.
6. Press STOP to stop recording. Please wait while the screen displays “WAIT”. After 15 to 17 seconds,
the recording action is completed.
7. Press MONITOR to switch to DVD mode. The recorded title will appear on the screen. Press ENTER to
view your recorded video.
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Recording from Other Devices
Recording from a VCR or DVD Player
You can record the signal from external devices, such as
VCR, video camcorder, or DVD player onto
DVDs using your DVD recorder.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Please confirm the external device is properly
connected to the DVD recorder.
Place an initialized DVD+R or DVD+RW disc in the
DVD recorder.
Press MONITOR on the remote to switch to
external input mode.
Press SOURCE key to select source input for
recording.
Input
(Internal tuner)
Screen Display
(Channel)
AV 1 IN
CVBS1
AV 2 IN
CVBS2
S-VIDEO
S-VIDEO
ANTENNA
CHANNEL
Press
MONITOR key
to switch
between
external
input mode
and DVD
Press RECORD key to start recording immediately.
Press RECORD key
to start recording.
Press SOURCE key to
select the recording
source (CVBS1, CVBS2 or
S-VIDEO, CHANNEL).
Finalize a DVD +R
This function allows a DVD+R disc to be played on general DVD players. A finalized disc cannot be
recorded with new or revised content.
1. Press SETUP to enter the setup menu and select “Disc”.
2. Select “Finalize DVD” and press ENTER to execute.
3. The screen displays status of the finalization and the remaining time required.
The time required for this function depends on the disc type, length of the recorded content and the
quantity of the titles.
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Recorder and Player
Quick Start Guide