User Guide DVD Recorder/VCR NS-DRVCR Welcome Caution: Congratulations on your purchase of this high-quality Insignia product. Your NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR represents the state of the art in DVD/VCR recorders and is designed for reliable and trouble-free performance. Contents Class 2M visible and invisible laser radiation when open and interlocks defeated. Do not stare into the beam or view directly with optical instruments. Caution Important Safeguards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Setting up your recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Using your recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Legal Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose your recorder to rain or moisture. CAUTION:TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. Most recorder manufacturers recommend their recorders be placed upon a dedicated circuit. That is, a single outlet circuit which powers only that recorder and has no additional outlets or branch circuits. Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose or damaged wall outlets, overloaded extension cords, frayed power cords, or damaged or cracked wire insulation are dangerous. Any of these conditions could result in electric shock or fire. Periodically examine the cord of your recorder, and if its appearance indicates damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of the recorder, and have the cord replaced with an exact replacement part by an authorized servicer. Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical abuse, such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, closed in a door, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to plugs, wall outlets, and the point where the cord exits the recorder. To disconnect power from the power outlet, pull out the power cord plug. When installing the product, make sure that the plug is easily accessible. Important safeguards • The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle 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. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. • • • • Caution: This product employs a Laser System. To ensure correct use of this product, read this owner’s manual carefully and retain it for future reference. Should the recorder require maintenance, contact qualified service personnel. Making adjustments to controls or performing procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure. Visible laser radiation when open. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM. • • Read instructions– Read all the safety and operating instructions before operating your recorder. Retain instructions–Retain the safety and operating instructions for future reference. Follow warnings–Follow all warnings on your recorder and in the operating instructions. Follow instructions–Follow all operating and use instructions. Cleaning–Unplug your recorder from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Exception: A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and, that for some specific reason, such as the possibility of the loss of an authorization code for a CATV converter, is not intended to be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any other purpose, may exclude the reference to unplugging your recorder in the cleaning description otherwise required in this instruction. Attachments–Do not use attachments not recommended by your recorder manufacturer because they may cause hazards. Water and moisture–Do not use your recorder near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool. Caution: Your recorder should not be exposed to water (dripping or splashing) and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the apparatus. www.insignia-products.com 1 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR • • • • • • 2 Accessories–Do not place your recorder on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. Your recorder may fall, causing serious injury to someone and serious damage to your recorder. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with your recorder. If you mount your recorder, follow the manufacturer's instructions and use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer. Move a recorder and cart combination with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause your recorder and cart combination to overturn. Ventilation–Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation, to ensure reliable operation of your recorder and to protect it from overheating. Do not block openings. Do not place your recorder on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. Your recorder should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register. Do not place your recorder in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless correct ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to. Power sources–Use only the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your recorder dealer or local power company. For recorders intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions. Grounding or polarization–Your recorder is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. Power-cord protection–Route power-supply cords so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from your recorder. Outdoor antenna grounding–If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to your recorder, make sure that the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides information with respect to correct grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. 7 6 5 4 3 1 Reference • • • • • • 2 Grounding component 1 Electric service equipment 2 Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250, Part H) 3 Ground clamp 4 Grounding conductors (NEC Section 810-21) 5 Antenna discharge unit (NEC Section 810-20) 6 Ground clamp 7 Antenna lead-in wire Lightning–For added protection for your recorder during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to your recorder due to lightning and power-line surges. Power lines–An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, do not touch power lines or circuits because contact with them might be fatal. Overloading–Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords because this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock. Object and liquid entry–Never push objects of any kind into your recorder through openings because they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on your recorder. Servicing–Do not attempt to service your recorder yourself because opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Damage requiring service–Unplug your recorder from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: • When the power supply cord or plug is damaged or frayed. • If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into your recorder. • If your recorder has been exposed to rain or water. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR • • • • If your recorder does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, because incorrect adjustment of other controls may result in damage and often requires extensive work by a qualified technician to restore your recorder to its normal operation. • If your recorder has been dropped or damaged in any way. • When your recorder exhibits a distinct change in performance, this indicates a need for service. Replacement Parts–When replacement parts are required, make sure that the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, injury to persons, or other hazards. Safety Check–Upon completion of any service or repairs to your recorder, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks to determine that your recorder is in correct operating condition. Heat–Place your recorder away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Note This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer's attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for correct grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground should be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical. Introduction To ensure correct use of your recorder, read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. About the The symbol may appear on your TV display during operation and indicates that the function is not permitted by the recorder or specific media. Symbols used in this manual A section whose title has one of the following symbols are applicable only to those discs represented by the symbol. DVD ALL -RWVR Note Caution To prevent electric shock, match the wide blade of plug to the wide slot in the power outlet and fully insert the plug. All DVDs listed below. DVD-RW with VR recording mode -RWVideo DVD-RW with Video recording mode +RW DVD+RW disc -R DVD-R disc +R DVD+R disc DVD DVD-Video disc DivX DivX files ACD Audio CDs MP3 MP3 files WMA WMA files JPEG JPEG files VCR VHS Tape Recordable and playable discs Disc Batteries should never be thrown away or incinerated but disposed of in accordance with your local regulations concerning chemical wastes. symbol Characteristics DVD-RW (DVD - ReWritable) • DVD-RWs can be formatted for VR mode recording or Video mode recording. • These DVDs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then recorded again on the same DVD. VR mode • Recordings can be extensively edited. • Playable only on VR mode compatible players (after finalization). Video mode • Playable on regular DVD players (after finalization). • Limited editing features. Recommended—Mitsubishi (4x), Verbatim (4x), JVC (4x), Victor (4x), Maxell (4x) www.insignia-products.com 3 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Disc Characteristics Note • Depending on the conditions of the recording equipment or the CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/RW) disc itself, some CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/RW) discs cannot be played on the recorder. • Do not attach any seal or label to either side (the labeled side or the recorded side) of a disc. • Do not use irregularly shaped CDs (for example, heart-shaped or octagonal). Doing so may result in malfunctions. • Depending on the recording software and the finalization, some recorded discs (CD-R/RW or DVD±R/RW) may not be playable. • DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW discs recorded using a personal computer or a DVD or CD recorder may not play if the disc is damaged or dirty or if there is dirt or condensation on the recorder’s lens. • If you record a disc using a personal computer, even if it is recorded in a compatible format, there are cases in which it may not play because of the settings of the application software used to create the disc. (Check with the software publisher for more detailed information.) • Your recorder requires discs and recordings to meet certain technical standards in order to achieve optimal playback quality. Pre-recorded DVDs are automatically set to these standards. There are many different types of recordable disc formats (including CD-R containing MP3 or WMA files) and these require certain pre-existing conditions (see above) to ensure compatible playback. • You should note that permission is required in order to download MP3 or WMA files and music from the Internet. Our company has no right to grant such permission. Permission should always be sought from the copyright owner. DVD-R (DVD - Recordable) • These DVDs can be recorded only once. After you finalize a DVD-R, you cannot record on it or edit it. • DVD-Rs can be only formatted to Video mode. • Playable on regular DVD players (after finalization). • Limited editing features. Recommended—Mitsubishi (8x, 16x), That’s (8x, 16x), Verbatim (8x) DVD+RW (DVD + ReWritable) • These DVDs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then recorded again on the same DVD. • Playable on DVD+RW compatible players (automatically finalization). • The edited contents are playable on DVD+RW compatible players only after finalization. • Recordings can be edited. Recommended—Mitsubishi (4x), Sony (4x), Imation (4x), Maxell (4x), Ricoh (4x) DVD+R (DVD + Recordable) • DVDs can be recorded only once. After a DVD+R is finalized, it cannot be recorded or edited any more. • Playable on DVD+R compatible players (after finalization). • Any edited contents may not be compatible with DVD+R compatible players (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, and so on). • Limited title/chapter editing features. Recommended—Mitsubishi (8x, 16x), Ricoh (8x, 16x), Verbatim (8x) Playable discs Regional code Disc Your recorder has a regional code printed on the back of the case. Your recorder can play only DVDs labeled with the same regional code or ALL. Characteristics DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) DVDs such as movies that can be purchased or rented. • Most DVDs have a globe with one or more numbers in it clearly visible on the cover. This number must match your recorder’s regional code or the DVD cannot play. • If you try to play a DVD with a different regional code from the recorder, the message “Check Regional Code” appears on the TV screen. Note Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased. CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RWs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA, JPEG or DivX files. Restrictions on video recording • • 4 You cannot record copy-protected video using your recorder. Copy-protected video includes video DVDs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, the recording pauses or stops automatically and an error message is displayed on-screen. Video that is ‘copy-once only’ can only be recorded using a DVD-RW disc in VR mode with CPRM (see below). www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR CPRM copy protection CPRM is a copy protection system (with scramble system) only allowing the recording of ‘copy once’ broadcast programs. CPRM stands for Content Protection for Recordable Media. Your recorder is CPRM compatible, which means that you can record copy-once broadcast programs, but you cannot then make a copy of those recordings. CPRM recordings can only be made on DVD-RWs formatted in VR mode and CPRM recordings can only be played on players that are specifically compatible with CPRM. Copying copyrighted material • • You should only use recording equipment for lawful copying. Make sure that you follow legal guidelines in your area. Copying of copyrighted material, such as films or music, is unlawful unless permitted by a legal exception or consented to by the rights owner. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only, unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Using progressive scan Consumers should note that not all high definition televisions are fully compatible with this product and may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of progressive scan picture problems, we recommend that you switch the connection to the standard definition output. If there are questions regarding your television’s compatibility with this DVD/VCR recorder, contact our customer service center. www.insignia-products.com 5 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Controls and connections Front panel 1 8 6 5 7 4 3 2 13 9 10 12 11 14 15 16 17 Item Description Function 11 Display window Shows the current status of the recorder. Item Description Function 1 Disc tray (DVD deck) Place a disc on the tray when it opens. 2 DVD button Press to open or close the disc tray. 3 Cassette compartment (VCR deck) Insert the video cassette here. lights when the recorder is in play mode or flashes when in search mode. 4 VCR button Press to eject the tape in the VCR deck. VCR lights when the VCR deck POWER button Turns the recorder on and off. 5 6 (Play/Pause) button lights when a disc is in the DVD deck. DVD lights when the DVD deck is selected. is selected. lights when the recorder is in timer recording or when a timer recording is programmed. lights when a video tape is inserted in the VCR deck. Press to start playback. When a DVD or video cassette is playing, press to pause playback. Press again to resume playback. REC lights when the recorder is recording. PM lights to indicate PM time. TV lights to indicate that TV 7 (STOP) button Press to stop the playback of the DVD or video cassette. mode is active. 8 (REC) button Press to start recording. Press repeatedly to set the recording time (duration). indicates total playing time, elapsed time, remaining time, or current deck status. 9 CH or buttons Press to change the channels. 12 Remote sensor Receives signals from the remote control. 10 DUBBING button Press to copy a DVD to the VCR (or video tape to a DVD). The button lights when the recorder is dubbing. 13 DVD/VCR button Toggles control between the DVD deck and the VCR deck. 14 P/SCAN Sets the output resolution to 480p format for progressive scan mode. 15 DV IN Connect the digital video output of a digital camcorder to this jack. 16 S-VIDEO Connect the S-Video output of an external source (such as a TV, monitor, or VCR to this jack. 6 www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Back panel Item Description Function 17 VIDEO/AUDIO Connect the audio/video output of an external source (such as an audio system, TV, monitor, VCR, or camcorder) to these jacks. 3 1 2 9 4 5 10 11 Caution Item Description Function 1 ANT. IN Connect the antenna cable to this jack. 2 S-VIDEO OUT Connect to the S-Video input jack on a TV. 3 COMPONENT/ PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) Connect to the component input jacks on a TV (if available). 4 AUDIO OUT (left/right) Connect to the audio input jacks (left and right) of a TV, amplifier, or other equipment. 5 AV IN 1 (VIDEO, AUDIO L and AUDIO R) Connect to the video and audio output jacks on an external source, such as a VCR or camcorder, to this jack. 6 OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUT) jack Connect to the digital audio optical jack on an external amplifier, such as a Dolby Digital decoder. 7 Cooling fan Keeps the recorder at a safe operating temperature. 8 AC power cord Plug into an AC power outlet. 9 RF. OUT Connect to the RF coaxial input on a TV. 10 COAXIAL (DIGITAL AUDIO) out jack Connect the digital audio coaxial cable from this jack to an external amplifier, such as a Dolby Digital decoder. 11 AV OUT (VIDEO, AUDIO L and AUDIO R) Connect to the video and audio input jacks (left and right) of a TV. 7 6 8 Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the back panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the recorder. www.insignia-products.com 7 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Remote control Item 2 12 3 1 35 Button RETURN Function Press to close the on-screen display and return to normal viewing. 13 CHP. ADD Press to insert a chapter marker when playing or recording a DVD. 14 ZOOM Press to enlarge the DVD image to 2, 3, or 4 times the original size. 15 THUMBNAIL Press to select a thumbnail picture for the current title in the Title List menu. 16 TITLE Press to display the title menu of the DVD, if available. 17 CLEAR Press to remove a marker from the marker search menu. 18 SEARCH Press to display the marker search menu. 19 DUBBING Press to copy a DVD to the VCR (or video tape to a DVD). The button lights when the recorder is dubbing. 20 TV/VCR Press to toggle between viewing the TV tuner or the VCR tuner. 21 MARKER Press to mark any point on a DVD during playback. 22 PLAY MODE Press to select the play mode. 23 REC MODE Press to select the record mode: • DVD–SP, LP, EP, or XP • VCR–SP or SLP 4 34 29 33 5 32 31 30 7 28 11 9 23 22 8 10 12 27 25 6 26 13 24 15 17 21 20 14 16 18 19 Item Button Function 1 POWER Press to turn your recorder on or off. 2 VCR Press to change the recorder’s function mode to VCR. 3 EJECT/OPEN/ CLOSE Press to open and close the disc tray or to eject the tape from the VCR. 24 REC TV control Press to control your TV’s power, input, channel, and volume. 25 SUBTITLE Press to select a subtitle language. 26 AUDIO Press to select an audio language or audio channel. 27 DISPLAY Press to open the on-screen display, which provides current status information and where you can change settings and options. 4 5 INPUT Press to toggle through input choices (Tuner, AV1, AV2, or DV IN). 6 SKIP Press to advance to the next chapter (DVD) or track (CD). Press to return to the previous chapter (DVD) or track (CD). 7 STOP Press to stop playback or recording. 8 PLAY Press to start playback. 9 10 11 8 DISC MENU/LIST ENTER (Direction) 28 (Direction) Press to start recording. Press repeatedly to set the recording time (duration). Press to select menu options. 29 CH/TRK + or – Press to select a channel or adjust the picture on the screen. Press to open the DVD menu, or a title list or playlist. 30 HOME Press to open or close the HOME menu. Press to confirm menu selections. 31 PAUSE/STEP Press once to pause playback or recording. Press repeatedly to advance frame by frame. Press to select menu options. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Item Button 32 BACKWARD and FORWARD Function Warning DVD - Press to search backward or forward. VCR - Press to search a tape on fast backward or forward. In STOP mode, press to rewind or advance the tape (picture not visible). 33 I.SKIP (instant skip) Press to skip ahead 30 seconds during DVD playback. 34 0 - 9 number buttons Press to select numbered options in a menu or to enter a channel number directly. 35 DVD Press to change the recorder’s function mode to DVD. • The system uses a polarized AC plug with one wide blade and one narrow blade. The plug will only fit into matching polarized power outlets. This is a safety feature to reduce the possibility of electric shock. If the plug will not fit in your power outlets, you probably have outdated, non-polarized outlets which should be changed by a qualified, licensed electrician. Do not file the wide blade on the plug or use an adapter to make the plug fit into your outlet. This defeats the safety feature and could expose you to electric shock. • Never connect the AC cord plug to other than the specified voltage (120 V 60 Hz). Use the attached power cord only. Connecting to an antenna or cable TV Setting up your recorder Unpacking and setup Your carton should contain: • DVD/VCR recorder • User Guide • Remote control unit • Video cable • Audio cable • Batteries (2) If you need to replace any of these items, call our help line mentioned in the Warranty section of this guide. Carefully remove all the components from the carton and make sure that you have all the necessary components before you dispose of the carton. • Remove all packing materials from the individual components. • Do not remove any labels or stickers on the back panel of your recorder. • Place your recorder in the location you want. Your recorder is designed to be used on a level, stable, flat surface, such as a table, desk, shelf, or stand convenient to a power outlet, out of direct sunlight, and away from sources of excess heat, dust, moisture, or vibration. • Unwind the AC power cord on the back of your recorder and extend the cord to its full length. Depending on your TV and other equipment, there are various ways you can connect the recorder. Refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, stereo system, or other devices, as necessary, for additional information. Note • Make sure that the recorder is connected directly to the TV and tune the TV to the correct video input channel. • Do not connect the recorder’s AUDIO OUT jack to the Phono in jack (record deck) of your audio system. Do not connect the recorder through another VCR. The DVD image could be distorted by the copy protection system. • The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio may be distorted during playback. Position the units away from each other or turn off your recorder after removing the disc. Antennas Flat wire (300 ohm) 300/75 ohm adapter (not supplied) Cable TV wall jack or or Back of recorder Power source Use the polarized AC line cord provided for operation on AC power. Insert the AC cord plug into a standard 120 V 60 Hz polarized AC outlet. If you cause a static discharge when touching your recorder and your recorder fails to function, unplug your recorder from the AC outlet and plug it back in. Your recorder should return to normal operation. Back of cable box www.insignia-products.com Cable TV wall jack 9 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR To connect the recorder to an antenna: • Disconnect the antenna from the back of the TV and identify the antenna cable. If your antenna cable is a round 75 ohm coaxial cable, connect it directly to the jack marked ANT. IN on your recorder. - OR If your antenna cable is flat, connect it to a 300-ohm to 75-ohm antenna adapter (not supplied) and slip the adapter over the ANT. IN jack. Do not try to screw it into to the recorder. To connect the recorder to cable TV: • If your cable connection has no converter or descrambler, unscrew the cable from your TV and attach it to the ANT. IN jack on the recorder. - OR If a converter is required, connect a coaxial cable from the wall jack to the IN connector on the converter, and a coaxial cable from the OUT connector on the converter to the ANT. IN on your recorder. This cable hookup permits both TV and recorder operation. Connecting your recorder to a TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your TV. Video connection To connect to your TV with a video cable: • Connect the VIDEO OUT jack on the recorder to the VIDEO IN jack on the TV using the video cable supplied. Note S-Video connection To connect to your TV with an S-Video cable: • Connect the S-VIDEO OUT jack on the recorder to the S-VIDEO IN jack on the TV using an optional S-Video cable. Component video/progressive scan connection If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready” television, you can take advantage of the recorder’s progressive scan output for the highest quality video possible. To connect to your TV with a component video cable: • Connect the COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT jacks on the recorder to the corresponding in jacks on the TV using an optional Y Pb Pr cable. Note Y Pb Pr cable Audio cable S-Video cable If you use this connection, set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. • Set the resolution to 480p using the P/SCAN button on the front panel. • Progressive Scan does not work with the RF, Audio/Video, or S-Video connections. • If your TV does not accept the Progressive Scan format, the picture will appear scrambled. Audio connection Back of recorder RF cable Video cable To connect to your TV with audio source: • Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on the TV using the supplied audio cables. Audio cable RF coaxial connection To connect to your TV with an RF coaxial cable: • Connect the RF OUT jack on the recorder to the antenna in jack on the TV using the supplied 75-ohm Coaxial Cable. Note 10 If you use this connection, you must set the recorder’s RF output channel, then set the TV to receive this channel. See “Setting your recorder’s RF output channel” on page 12 for additional information. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Connecting to an amplifier Note Digital coaxial cable Audio cable • Due to the DTS Licensing agreement, the digital output will be in DTS digital out when DTS audio stream is selected. • If the audio format of the digital output does not match the capabilities of your receiver, the receiver will produce a strong, distorted sound or no sound at all. • To play six-channel digital surround sound though a digital connection, your receiver must have a Digital Multi-channel decoder. • To see the audio format of the current DVD displayed on the screen, press AUDIO. • Your recorder does not perform internal (2-channel) decoding of a DTS sound track. To enjoy DTS multi-channel surround, you must connect your recorder to a DTS compatible receiver through one of your recorder’s digital audio outputs. Digital optical cable Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. To connect two-channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic: • Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT (or AV AUDIO OUT) jacks on the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables supplied. Accessory audio/video (A/V) connections Jack panel of component To connect a two channel digital stereo or A/V receiver with multi-channel decoder: 1 Connect one of the recorder’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jacks (optical or coaxial) to the corresponding in jack on your amplifier. Use an optional digital (optical or coaxial) audio cable. 2 Activate the recorder’s digital output. (See “Audio Settings” on page 16). Digital multi-channel sound A digital multi-channel connection provides the best sound quality. For this you need a multi-channel audio/video receiver that supports one or more of the audio formats supported by your recorder, including MPEG 2, Dolby Digital and DTS. Check the receiver manual and the logos on the front of the receiver to verify this. or or To connect the recorder to an accessory component: • Connect the AV IN 1 or AV 2 IN jacks on the recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, such as a VCR or camcorder, using the optional audio/video cables. (Refer to “Recording from external components” on page 23.) Note If you use the S-VIDEO jack on the front panel, the VIDEO IN jack on the front panel is not available. www.insignia-products.com 11 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Connecting a digital camcorder 3 Close the battery holder. DV digital camcorder Caution Front of recorder • Use only the size and type of batteries specified. • Make sure that you follow the correct polarity as indicated in the battery compartment. Reversed batteries may damage the device. • Do not mix different types of batteries together (for example, Alkaline and Carbon-Zinc) or old batteries with new ones. • If the remote is not to be used for a long period of time, remove the batteries to prevent damage or injury from possible battery leakage. • Do not try to recharge batteries not intended to be recharged. They can overheat and rupture. Setting your recorder’s RF output channel If you use the RF cable connection to connect the recorder to your TV, you must set the recorder’s RF channel output and tune your TV to this channel to be able to see the Setup Wizard and various menus used in setting up your recorder. • Note Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV in/out jack of your DV digital camcorder to the front panel DV IN jack of your recorder. This jack is for connection to DV equipment only. It is not compatible with digital satellite tuners or D-VHS video decks. Remote control batteries The remote control requires two AAA (RO3) batteries (not included). We recommend that you replace the batteries on a yearly basis or when the operation of the remote control becomes intermittent or unsatisfactory. Replace the original batteries with new AAA batteries. Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries. To replace the batteries: 1 Press the lock tab of the battery holder and open the battery compartment. 2 Place two AAA batteries in the battery holder, matching the + and – in the battery compartment. 12 To set the recorder’s RF output channel: 1 When the recorder is turned off, press and hold CH ( / ) on the front panel for more than five seconds. [RF03] or [RF04] appears in the display window. 2 Press CH ( / ) to change the RF output channel (RF03 or RF04). 3 Tune the TV to this channel. Using your recorder Turning your recorder on and off To turn your recorder on and off: 1 Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet. 2 Press the POWER button to turn on your recorder. 3 Press the POWER button again to turn off your recorder. Initial Setup Wizard The first time you turn on the recorder, the Initial Setup Wizard opens so you can set the language, channels, and clock. To set up your recorder with the Setup Wizard: 1 Use / to select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen display, then press ENTER. 2 Check your antenna connections, then press . 3 Press ENTER to begin the channel search. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR 4 Select Auto or Manual to set the clock, then press ENTER. Auto • Press / to choose your Time Zone. • Press to choose the Daylight Savings option. Press / to choose Auto, ON, or OFF. • Press ENTER to confirm your setting. Manual • Enter the necessary information for year, date, and time. / (left/right): Moves the cursor to the previous or next column. / (up/down): Changes the setting at the current cursor position. • Press ENTER to confirm your setting. 5 Press ENTER to exit the menu. You can reset the Initial Setup Wizard from the Factory Set option in the setup menu (see “General Settings” on page 15). Note Playing a tape To play a tape: 1 Press VCR to switch control to the VCR deck. 2 Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. • If the recorder is turned off, it turns on automatically when the tape is loaded. • If the Timer indicator lights on the front panel display window, press POWER once. 3 Press PLAY ( ) to start playback. If a tape without a safety tab is inserted, the recorder starts playback automatically. 4 Press STOP ( ) to stop playback. If the tape reaches the end before you press STOP ( ) the recorder automatically stops, rewinds, then ejects the tape. S-VHS Quasi Playback (SQPB) • Your recorder can play back S-VHS recorded tapes, however, it cannot make recordings using S-VHS format tapes. Note VCR playback options Buttons Operations BACKWARD ( ) Press to scan backward. In STOP mode, rewinds the tape. Note: After 3 minutes in SEARCH mode the recorder returns to PLAY mode to protect the tape and video heads. CLEAR Press to reset the current tape counter to 0:00:00. To automatically go to tape counter position 0:00:00, press RETURN while the tape is in STOP mode. TRACK ( +/ -) Press to manually reduce noise on the screen during tape playback. Tracking is set automatically when a tape is inserted. AUDIO Press to set the tape audio to HIFI, LEFT, RIGHT, or NORMAL. Press the / buttons to select the tape audio you want. I.SKIP Press repeatedly during playback to skip forward 30 seconds on the tape (max. 120 seconds.) Playing a disc To play a disc: 1 Press DVD to switch control to the DVD deck. 2 Press OPEN/CLOSE ( ) to open the disc tray. 3 Load the disc into the tray, with the playback side down. 4 Press OPEN/CLOSE ( ) to close the tray. Playback starts automatically. If playback does not start, press PLAY ( ) or start the playback using the HOME menu. 5 To stop the playback, press STOP ( ). The recorder records the stopped point, depending on the disc. appears on the screen briefly. Press PLAY ( ) to resume playback (from the stopped point). If you press STOP ( ) again or unloaded the disc, ( appears on the screen and the recorder clears. 6 Press OPEN/CLOSE ( ) to open the tray and remove the disc. Press OPEN/CLOSE ( ) to close the disc tray, or press POWER ( ). The disc tray closes automatically and recorder turns off. Note Operations EJECT ( ) Press to eject the tape in the VCR deck. PAUSE ( ) Press to pause playback. Press repeatedly to step forward one frame at a time Note: After 5 minutes in STILL mode the recorder stops to protect the tape and video heads. FORWARD ( ) Buttons If parental control is set and the DVD is not within the rating settings, you must input the password. (See “Lock Settings” on page 16). Disc playback features Buttons Operations Discs OPEN/CLOSE ( ) Press to open or close the disc tray. All Press to scan forward. In STOP mode, fast forwards the tape. In PAUSE mode, starts slow motion playback Note: After 3 minutes in SEARCH or SLOW MOTION mode the recorder returns to PLAY mode to protect the tape and video heads. www.insignia-products.com 13 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Buttons PAUSE ( ) Operations Discs Buttons Operations Discs Press to pause playback. All PLAY MODE Press during playback to select the play mode you want. A-—Repeats a sequence between A (start point) and B (end point) during playback. Press ENTER at the selected end point, then the repeat sequence begins. DVD ALL Press repeatedly to play frame-by-frame. Note: You can also use the / buttons to step backward or forward while in PAUSE mode. BACKWARD ( ) FORWARD ( ) During playback, press repeatedly to select the scan speed (either backward or forward). DVD—5 steps DivX, audio CD—3 steps DVD ALL DVD ALL DivX ACD ) ZOOM Press during playback to go to the next chapter or track or to return to the beginning of the current chapter or track. Press SKIP ( ) twice briefly to step back to the previous chapter or track. • To go directly to any chapter during DVD playback, press DISPLAY twice and press / to select the chapter icon. Then, input the chapter number or press / . • On an audio CD, to go directly to any track, enter the track number using the numbered buttons (0-9) during playback. Press to enlarge the video image. (x1 size – x2 size – x4 size – x1 size (normal size)) You can move through the zoomed picture using the / / buttons. TITLE Press to open the Title menu on the screen, if the current DVD title has a menu. Otherwise, the disc menu may open. DISC MENU/LIST Press to open the disc menu on the screen. SUBTITLE During playback, press SUBTITLE, then press the / buttons repeatedly to select the subtitle language you want. I.SKIP 14 Press repeatedly during playback to skip forward 30 seconds. Karaoke DVD CHAPTER—Repeats the current chapter. DVD ALL TITLE—Repeats the current title. DVD ALL Karaoke DVD In PAUSE mode, press for slow motion playback (4 steps) SKIP ( ACD ALL—Repeats all titles or tracks. DVD ALL DivX ACD -RWVR TRACK—Repeats the current track. ACD ACD MP3 MP3 WMA WMA RANDOM—Plays tracks in random order. Folder—Repeats all the tracks on a folder of a disc. Karaoke DVD MP3 WMA OFF—Does not repeat. DVD ALL DVD DVD DVD DivX DVD ALL www.insignia-products.com • If you press SKIP ( ) once during Repeat Chapter (Track) playback, the repeat playback is cancelled. • By pressing SKIP ( ) during Random playback, the recorder selects another title (track) and resumes Random playback. DVD ALL NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Buttons Operations AUDIO Press AUDIO then press the / buttons repeatedly repeatedly to hear a different audio language or audio track. Note: Some discs feature both Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks. There is no analog audio output when DTS is selected. To listen to the DTS soundtrack, connect your recorder to a DTS decoder through one of the digital outputs. See “To connect a two channel digital stereo or A/V receiver with multi-channel decoder:” on page 11 for connection details. Press AUDIO, then press the / buttons repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio channel. With DVD-RWs recorded in VR mode that have both a main and a bilingual audio channel, you can switch between main (L), bilingual (R), or a mix of both (main + bilingual) by pressing AUDIO. Discs DVD • DISC: Displays the Music (or Audio CD) menu for a disc. • Dubbing: Displays the Dubbing menu. • Disc Manager: Displays the Disc Setup menu. • Rec. Mode: Displays the Record Mode setup menu. • DV Input: Changes to DV Input mode. -RWVR -RWVideo +RW -R +R From the Home Menu screen you can access all playback and recording options. To use the Home menu: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Press / (left/right) to select the main option you want. 3 Press / (up/down) to select the sub option you want, then press ENTER to confirm your selection. 4 To exit the HOME menu, press HOME. Start: Displays the Setup menu. (See “Photo menu options” on page 20) Easy Menu Accessing the settings menus SETUP • DISC: Displays the Photo menu for a disc. Photo (See “Audio CD and Music menu options” on page 19) WMA Available options Available options Music MP3 Menu Menu TV • Auto Ch. Scan: Displays Auto Channel Set menu. (See “General Settings” on page 15) • Ch. Edit: Displays CH. Add/Del menu. (See “General Settings” on page 15) • Timer Record: Displays Timer Record menu. (See “Recording Settings” on page 16) Movie • VCR: Plays a video tape. • DISC: - Displays TITLE LIST menu for recordable DVD (See “Title List and Chapter List menu overview” on page 24) - Displays Movie menu for DivX. (See “Movie menu options” on page 18) - Plays a video DVD (See “Disc playback features” on page 13). Using the Setup Menu In this menu system there are several ways to customize the settings. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require more levels for some settings. To change settings using the Setup menu: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select SETUP and Start, then press ENTER. The Setup menu opens with the General Settings icon highlighted. 3 Press / to select the option you want, then press to move to the second level. 4 Press / to select the second option you want, then press to move to the third level. 5 Press / to select the setting you want, then press ENTER to confirm your selection. Some items require additional steps. 6 Press RETURN or HOME to exit the Setup menu. Note Press to go back to the previous level. Menu Available settings General Settings Tuning Band–You can select TV or www.insignia-products.com CATV. Auto Channel Set–Press Start to begin auto channel selection. CH. Add/Del–You can manually add or erase channels from memory. Clock Set–You can manually or automatically (using XDS) set the clock. TV Aspect–You can select from 4:3 Letter box, 4:3 Pan scan, or 16:9 Wide. Power Save Mode–You can set Power Save Mode to ON to enable an economic power save mode. Factory Set–You can reset your recorder to original factory settings. 15 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Menu Available settings Menu Available settings Language Settings Display Menu–You can select a language for the setup menu and information display. Disc Menu–You can select a language for the DVD menu. Disc Audio–You can select a language for the DVD audio. Disc Subtitle–You can select a language for the DVD subtitle. Disc Settings Audio Settings Dolby Digital/DTS/MPEG–You can select Bitstream (if you connect to equipment with Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG decoder), or PCM (to automatically downmix to two-channel PCM audio). Sampling Freq.–You can select 96 kHz or 48 kHz (if your receiver or amplifier is not capable of decoding 96 kHz signals). DRC (Dynamic Range Control)–You can set the DRC to On if you want to listen to a movie at a lower volume, without losing clarity. Lock Settings Rating–You can select the rating restrictions for your DVD player. Ratings are 1–8 (1 is the most restrictive). When you select this option, you must enter a password. Set Password–You can enter or change your password. Note: If you forget your password, you can clear the password by going to the Setup menu, selecting Start, then pressing ENTER. Input the six-digit number (210449), select OK when the message appears, then press ENTER. The password is cleared. Area Code–You can enter the area code whose standards were used to rate the DVD (see “Area code list” on page 31). Initialize–Formats a DVD for recording. For DVD-RWs, you can choose VR Mode or Video Mode. For DVD+RWs you can choose OK. Caution: If you change the format of a DVD, the disc is erased. Finalize–Fixes the recordings in place so the DVD can be played on a regular DVD player or a computer with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. Caution: If you finalize a DVD-R or DVD+R, you cannot edit or record anything else on the disc. Disc Label–You can enter a name for the DVD. See “Naming a title” on page 27 for information on using the Keyboard menu. Disc Protect–You can protect recordings, depending on the type of DVD you are using. For DVD+RWs, it prevents editing, erasing, overwriting, or regular recording. For DVD+Rs or DVD-RWs (VR mode), it prevents editing, erasing, and regular recording. It is not compatible with DVD-RWs in Video mode or DVD-Rs. To unlock a DVD, select OFF. AutoPlay–Turning this ON will bypass the Disc menu and trailers and start playing the movie automatically. About DivX®–Provides you with a registration code that lets you rent and purchase videos using the DivX VOD service. For more information, visit www.divx.com/vod. Note: The videos downloaded from DivX VOD can only be played back on your recorder. Recording Settings Disc Record Mode–You can set the picture quality for recording a DVD. (XP=excellent, SP=standard, LP= low, EP=extended.) VCR Record Mode–You can set the picture quality for recording a video tape. (SP=standard, SLP=long play.) DV Record Audio–You can set this to choose which of two digital camcorder soundtracks to use. Audio 1 (to use the sound that was recorded when a recording was made), or Audio 2 (to use the overdubbed sound). Auto Chapter–You can set the auto chapter markings (made during recording) to 5 minute intervals, 10 minute intervals, or None. The on-screen display Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, is displayed, action prohibited or not available. Displaying information while watching TV While watching TV, press DISPLAY to display or remove the information displayed on-screen. In the example a DVD-RW in VR mode is inserted. Disc name and format Record mode, free Channel number space, and elapsed time and audio input Audio output Date and time Operational mode of recorder 16 www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Displaying disc information on screen You can display various information about the disc or tape loaded on screen. Some items can be changed using the menu. To display disc information on screen: 1 Press DISPLAY once to show current status. Example: DVD-RW in VR mode 2 Press DISPLAY again to show playback information. The items displayed differ depending on the disc type or playing status. 3 Select an item by pressing / and change or select the setting by pressing / . For details about each item, see the tables on “VCR playback options” on page 13 and “Disc playback features” on page 13. • Title—Current title (or track) number/total number of titles (or tracks) • Chapter—Current chapter number/total number of chapters • Time—Elapsed playing time • Audio—Selected audio language (DVD VIDEO only) or audio channel • Subtitle—Selected subtitle • Angle—Selected angle/total number of angles • Sound—Selected sound mode Note If no button is pressed for 10 seconds, the on-screen display disappears. Changing the TV audio channel Some TV programs are broadcast with both a main and a Secondary Audio Program (SAP). You can change the TV audio. To change the TV audio: • Press AUDIO repeatedly to change between the available TV audio options. • STEREO+SAP Audio Signal Stereo – SAP – Mono – Stereo • STEREO Audio Signal Stereo – L – R – Mono – Stereo • SAP Audio Signal Mono – SAP – Mono • MONO Audio Signal Mono The current audio channel is displayed on-screen. • If SAP is selected, but there is no SAP channel being broadcast, you still hear the main audio (Mono or Stereo) channel. • If the sound is poor quality when set to Stereo, you can often improve it by changing to Mono. Special playback options If a menu screen is displayed In some cases, the disc menu might appear. / / buttons to select the Press the title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to start. Press TITLE or DISC MENU/LIST to return to the menu screen. Time search DVD ALL DivX To start playing at a selected time on the disc: 1 Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The time search box shows the elapsed playing time. 2 Press / to select the time clock icon. The time input box [-:--:--] appears. 3 Input the required start time in hours, minutes, and seconds from left to right. If you enter the wrong numbers, press / to move curser to the wrong number. Then enter the correct number. 4 Press ENTER to confirm. Playback starts from the selected time. Marker search DVD ALL To enter a marker: 1 Press MARKER at the desired point on the disc. The Marker icon briefly appears on the TV screen. 2 Repeat to enter up to six markers. To recall or clear a marked scene: 1 During disc playback, press SEARCH. The marker search menu appears on the screen. 2 Press / / to select a marked scene that you want to recall or clear. 3 Press ENTER. Playback starts from the marked scene. - OR Press CLEAR and press / to select OK, then press ENTER to delete marked scene from the list. 4 To remove the Marker Search menu, press RETURN ( ). Camera angle DVD If the disc contains scenes recorded at different camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. To change the camera angle: 1 Press DISPLAY, then select the Camera Angle icon during playback. / to select the angle you want. 2 Press Note that the number of the current angle appears on the display. Tip The Camera Angle icon is displayed on the TV screen when alternate angles are available. 3D surround sound DVD ALL DivX Your recorder can produce a 3D Surround sound effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multichannel audio from a home theater system. To turn on 3D surround sound: 1 Press DISPLAY twice, then press / to select the sound icon. 2 Press / to select 3D SUR. 3 To turn off the 3D Surround effect, select NORMAL. www.insignia-products.com 17 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Last scene memory DVD Your recorder memorizes last scene from the last disc that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory even if you remove the disc from the recorder or switch off the recorder. If you load a disc that has the scene memorized, the scene is automatically recalled. Note • Settings are stored in memory for use at any time. • Your recorder does not memorize settings of a disc if you switch off the recorder before you play it. • The Last Scene Memory function for a previous DVD title is erased once a different DVD title is played. Playing a DivX movie file Your recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX files, read “About DivX movie files” on page 18. Playable Codec format “DIV3”, “DIV4”, “MP43”, “DIVX”, “XVID”, “DX50”, “DXSB”. Playable Audio format “AC3”, “PCM”, “MP2”, “MP3”, “WMA”. • Sampling frequency: within 8 - 48 kHz (MP3), within 32 - 48kHz (WMA) • Bit rate: within 8 - 320kbps (MP3), 32 192kbps (WMA) CD-R Format ISO 9660 and JOLIET DVD±R/RW Format ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders) Note To play a DivX movie file: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select Movie, DISC, then press ENTER. 3 Press / to select a folder, then press ENTER twice. A list of files in the folder appears. 4 Press / to select a file, then press PLAY ( ). Playback starts. You can use variable playback functions. Refer to “Special playback options” on page 17. 5 Press STOP ( ) to stop the playback. The Movie menu opens. *GMC is the acronym for Global Motion Compensation. It is an encoding tool specified in MPEG4 standard. Some MPEG4 encoders, like DivX or Xvid, have this option. There are different levels of GMC encoding, usually called 1-point, 2-point, or 3-point GMC. Displaying DivX subtitles To correctly display DivX subtitles: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select SETUP, Setup Start, then press ENTER. 3 Press / / to select LANGUAGE, Disc Subtitle, then select the language for the DivX subtitle. Refer to “Disc Settings” on page 16. Movie menu options To select movie menu options: 1 Press / to select a folder or file on the Movie menu then press ENTER. The Movie menu options appear. 2 Press / to select an option, then press ENTER. • Play—Start the playback of the selected title. • Open—Opens the folder and a list of files in • the folder appears. Dubbing—Dubs the DivX movie to VCR. (see “Dubbing from DVD to VCR” on page 22) About DivX movie files Available resolution size Under 720 x 576 (W x H) pixel. Playable DivX file .AVI, .DIVX Playable DivX subtitle .SMI, .SRT (SubRip only), .SUB (Micro DVD format only), DivX subtitles, except those listed here are not displayed on the TV screen. 18 • The file name of the DivX subtitle is limited to characters. • If there is impossible code to express in the DivX file, it may be displayed as an underline (_) mark on the display. • If the number of the screen frame is over 29.97 frames per second, the recorder may not operate normally. • If the video and audio structure of recorded file is not interleaved, you are returned to the menu screen. • If the file is recorded with GMC*, the recorder supports only 1-point of the record level. Playing an audio CD or MP3/WMA files Your recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read the following MP3/WMA audio file requirement. MP3/WMA audio file requirement File extensions .MP3, .WMA. Sampling frequency within 8 - 48 kHz (MP3), within 32 - 48 kHz (WMA) Bit rate (within) 8 - 320 kbps (MP3), 32 - 192 kbps (WMA) CD-R Format ISO 9660 and JOLIET DVD±R/RW Format ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders) www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR To play an audio CD or MP3/WMA files: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select Music, DISC, then press ENTER. The Audio CD or Music menu opens. 3 Press / to select a track or file, then press PLAY ( ). Playback starts. You can use variable playback functions as described in “Special playback options” on page 17. 4 To stop playback at any time, press STOP ( ). Tip • You can view the TV channel or video input source by pressing RETURN ( ). If you want to return to the Music menu, press DISC MENU/LIST. • Press DISPLAY to view ID3-Tag information for the MP3 file. If ID3-Tag information is not present, “MP3 ID3 tag :None” will appear. If you select a folder, the number of subfolders and number of MP3/WMA files in the folder are displayed. Press DISPLAY again to close the information screen. • On the Music menu, you can display the folders on the disc. Press / / to select the Folder icon on the Music menu, then press ENTER twice. • On CDs or DVDs with mixed content (audio tracks, MP3/WMA files, DivX files, or JPEG files), you can select among the Music menu, Movie menu, and Photo menu by pressing TITLE repeatedly. • If you are in a File list and want to return to the Folder list, use the / to highlight, then press ENTER to return to the previous menu screen. Audio CD and Music menu options To select audio CD and music menu options: 1 Press / to select a track, file, or folder on the Audio CD or Music menu, then press ENTER. 2 Press / to select an option, then press ENTER. • Play—Start playback of the selected track or • • 3 To return to normal playback, select Random again. then press ENTER. Note By pressing SKIP ( / ) during random playback, the recorder selects another track and resumes random playback Viewing JPEG files Your recorder can view JPEG files. Before viewing JPEG files, read the Photo file requirements below: Photo file requirements File extensions .JPE, .JPEG Photo size Less than 4 MB recommended CD-R Format ISO 9660 and JOLIET DVD±R/RW Format ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders) Notes on JPEG files Progressive and lossless compression JPEG image files are not supported. To view JPEG files: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select Photo, DISC, then press ENTER. 3 Press / / to select a file or folder, then press ENTER. If you select a folder, repeat this step to select a file. 4 Press / to select an option (such as rotate, previous, or next), then press ENTER. 5 Press / to select Full Screen, then press ENTER. The selected image is displayed in full screen. 6 To stop viewing at any time, press STOP ( ). Note file. Open—Opens the folder and a list of files in the folder appears. Random—Start or stop random playback. Random To select random playback: 1 Press / to select a file, then press ENTER. The menu options appear. 2 Press / to select Random, then press ENTER. The recorder automatically begins random playback and RANDOM appears on the menu screen. www.insignia-products.com • If the icon appears in the Photo menu, it means you cannot view those JPEG files. • You can view a TV channel or video input source by pressing RETURN ( ). If you want to return to the Photo menu, press DISC MENU/LIST. • If you are in a File list and want to return to the Folder list, press / to highlight , then press ENTER to return to the previous menu screen. • On CDs or DVDs with mixed content (audio tracks, MP3/WMA files, DivX files or JPEG files), you can choose between the Music menu, Movie menu, and Photo menu by pressing TITLE repeatedly. 19 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Photo menu options To select the photo menu options: 1 Press / / to select a file, then press ENTER. The menu options appear. 2 Press / to select an option, then press ENTER to confirm your selection. • Open—Opens the folder, and a list of files in the folder appears. • Full Screen—Shows the selected file as full screen. • Slide Show—Opens the Slide Show menu. Still picture Press PAUSE/STEP ( ) while showing a picture to pause the slideshow. Skip Images While viewing a picture, press SKIP ( or ) once to return to the previous file or advance to the next file. Rotate Images Press / while viewing a picture to flip the picture clockwise or counterclockwise. Viewing a slide show To view a slide show: 1 Select the Slide Show option on the Photo menu, then press ENTER. 2 Press / / to set the options. Object: • Selected Views shows only selected files. • All Views shows all files. Speed: • Sets the slide show speed to Normal, Slow, or Fast. 3 Select Start, then press ENTER to start the slide show. 4 Press STOP ( ) to stop the slide show and return to the Photo menu. Tip • Press CLEAR to select all files, or cancel all marked files. • To select multiple files, press MARKER. A check mark appears on the file. Press MARKER again to cancel the marked file. Repeat to mark additional files. Making recordings Note 20 • Your recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs. • Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback or recording performance. Take proper care of your discs. • The company does not hold any responsibility to compensate anyone for material which should have been recorded, and any losses or damages (for example, losses of business profit, or business intermission) that may arise from any malfunction of your recorder (that is, not recording or editing as intended). Disc types and recording formats, modes, and settings Your recorder can play many different kinds of DVDs, including pre-recorded DVD-Video discs, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW, and DVD+Rs. The disc format for DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RWs is always “Video format”—the same as pre-recorded DVD-Video discs. This means that once finalized, you can play a DVD-R, DVD+R, or DVD+RW in a regular DVD player. The DVD-RW disc format is Video Recording (VR) format or Video format. You can change the recording format, if required. (Reinitializing the disc will erase the contents of the disc.) The recording mode is closely related to the disc format. If the disc format is Video Recording, then the recording mode is VR mode. If the disc format is Video format, then the recording mode is Video mode (except for DVD-Video, which is not recordable, and so does not have a recording mode). These can be changed as required for each recording and determine the picture quality and how much space the recording will take up on the disc. General information for recording • The recording times shown are not exact because the recorder uses variable bit-rate video compression. This means that the exact recording time will depend on the material being recorded. • When recording a TV broadcast, if the reception is poor or the picture contains interference, the recording times may be shorter. • If you record still pictures or audio only, the recording time may be longer. • The displayed times for recording and time remaining may not always add up to exactly the length of the disc. • The recording time available may decrease if you heavily edit a disc. • If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure that you change the recording format (Video mode or VR mode) before you record anything on the disc. See “Disc Settings” on page 16 (Initialize) for how to do this. • When using a DVD-R or DVD+R disc, you can keep recording until the disc is full, or until you finalize the disc. Before you start a recording session, check the amount of recording time left on the disc. • When using a DVD-RW disc in Video mode, recording time available will only increase if you erase the last title recorded on the disc. • The Delete Title option in the Title List (Original) menu only hides the title, it does not actually erase the title from the disc and increase the recording time available (except for the last recorded title on a DVD-RW disc in Video mode). • Overwrite recording is available using DVD+RWs. • When using a DVD+R/RW, the recorder will execute the Menu-making operation to update the new title and editing when you remove the disc from the recorder. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Recording from a TV Follow these instructions to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc or tape is full or you stop the recording. To record from a TV: 1 Turn on the recorder, select the recording device (VCR or DVD) for recording, then load a recordable disc or tape. Also make sure that the TV signal input is set to your recorder. 2 Set the recording mode, as necessary, by pressing REC MODE repeatedly. • DVD—XP, SP, LP or EP • VCR—SP or SLP 3 Select the TV channel to record. 4 Press AUDIO to select the audio channel to record. The table shows what will be recorded on the different settings for different types of broadcast. The last column (Monitor Audio) shows what you will hear as it is recording. TV broadcast Selected audio Mono Broadcast audio Monitor audio L Ch R Ch Mono Mono Mono Mono Stereo L R Stereo Left L L Left Right R R Right Mono Mono Mono Mono Mono+ SAP Mono Mono Mono Mono SAP SAP SAP SAP Stereo+ SAP Stereo L R Stereo SAP SAP SAP SAP Mono Mono Mono Mono If you set the audio channel to SAP, but there is no SAP channel being broadcast, the main audio (mono or stereo) will be recorded. 5 Press REC once to start recording. The REC indicator lights in the display window. 6 Press STOP ( ) to stop recording. Note • The maximum number of DVD titles you can record is: DVD-R/RW–99 DVD+R/RW–49 • If the recorder is turned off during DVD recording, the recording will not be saved. Viewing and recording a CATV channel To view or record a CATV channel: 1 Tune the TV to the recorder output channel (CH 3 or 4). 2 Set the recorder channel selector to the cable output channel. (Example: CH3) 3 Select a channel using the cable converter. Note With this connection, you cannot record one program while viewing another. If you are using a cable box to tune channels, it is not necessary to do Auto Channel Set. Instant timer recording Instant Timer Recording lets you make a recording easily of a preset length without using the program timer. To make an instant timer recording: 1 Follow Steps 1-4 in “Recording from a TV” on page 21. 2 Press REC repeatedly to select the recording time length. Recording starts after the first press. • DVD—Each subsequent press increases the recording time by 10 minutes. • VCR—Each subsequent press increases the recording time by 30 minutes (maximum 540 minutes). Confirm that the VHS tape has enough remaining time to be recorded before recording. Checking the recording time To check the recording time: • Press REC or DISPLAY once to check the total recording time and the time left for the recording. Extending the recording time To extend the recording time: • The recording time can be extended anytime by pressing REC. Each subsequent press increases the recording time by 10 minutes (DVD) or 30 minutes (VCR). Pausing the recording To pause the recording: 1 Press PAUSE/STEP ( ) to pause the recording. 2 When you want to continue recording, press PAUSE/STEP ( ) or REC. Note • If you press PAUSE/STEP ( ) during the instant timer recording, the recording will be canceled. • Your recorder will automatically power off when the instant timer recording ends. • If the recorder is DVD mode when the VCR Instant timer recording ends, the recorder will not automatically turn off. Timer recording The timer recording function lets you record up to 16 programs within a period of one month. To use timer recording: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select TV, Timer Record, then press ENTER. www.insignia-products.com 21 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR 3 Select NEW, then press ENTER. The Timer Record menu opens. To check timer recording details: 1 Press HOME. The Home menu opens. 2 Select TV, Timer Record, then press ENTER. 3 Press / to select a program. 4 Press ENTER to edit the selected program. The Timer Record menu opens. Canceling a timer recording You can clear a timer setting anytime before the recording actually starts. 4 Enter the necessary information for your timer recording(s). Press / (left/right) to move the cursor left or right, and press / (up/down) to change the setting at the current cursor position. • Media – Choose a media (DVD or VCR). • Ch. – Choose a channel (2-69 or 1-125 for antenna or cable channels respectively, excluding skipped channels), or one of the external inputs from which to record (AV1 or AV2). • Date – Choose a date up to 1 month in advance, or select a daily or weekly program. • Start Time – Set the recording start time. • End Time – Set the recording end time. • Mode – Choose a record mode. DVD: EP, LP, SP, XP, or AT (Auto) VCR: SP, SLP, or AT (Auto) AT(Auto) mode determines how much time is available on the disc or tape and switches record mode, if necessary, to complete recording the program. 5 Press RETURN ( ) to exit the Timer Record menu. 6 Press ENTER to save the record settings. 7 Press RETURN ( ) to exit the Timer Record List. Note • You must insert a recordable disc or tape. • The Timer indicator lights on the front panel display. • The recorder will record the audio according to the current TV tuner setting (Stereo, Mono or SAP). Press the AUDIO button to set the audio before switching the recorder to Standby mode. • The recorder will automatically power off when the Timer Recording ends. • If the recorder is in DVD mode when the VCR timer recording ends, the recorder will not automatically turn off. • There is a short delay when a timer recording finishes to confirm the recorded program. If two timer recordings are set to record sequentially (one right after the other), the very beginning of the later program may not be recorded. • You must press STOP ( ) to stop the timer recording. Checking timer recording details Programming can be checked whenever the recorder is turned on. 22 To cancel a timer recording: • Press / to select a program you want to erase on the Timer recorder List, then press CLEAR and select OK, then press ENTER. Timer recording troubleshooting Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not record when: • There is no disc (or tape) loaded. • A non-recordable disc (or tape) is loaded. • • Disc Protect is set to ON in the Disc menu (see “Disc Settings” on page 16). There are already 99 titles (DVD-RW, DVD-R), 49 titles (DVD+RW, DVD+R) recorded on the disc. You cannot set up a timer program when: • A recording is already underway. • The time you’re trying to set has already passed. • There are already 16 timer programs set. If two or more timer programs overlap: • The earlier program takes priority. • When the earlier program finishes, the later program starts. • If two programs are set to start at exactly the same time, the program entered first takes priority. If the disc is damaged, the recording may not complete successfully. In this case even though the Check field shows [Rec. OK], it may not be. Recording one TV program while watching another To record one TV program while watching another: 1 Press TV/VCR to select the TV mode during recording. The TV indicator appears. 2 Using the TV, select the channel to be viewed. Tip VCR mode only Always use PAUSE/STEP ( ) for best results when making changes during recording. For example: To change channels during recording, first press PAUSE/STEP ( ) to put the recorder in pause mode. Then select the desired channel on the recorder, and press PAUSE/STEP ( ) again to resume recording. Dubbing from DVD to VCR You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape using the DUBBING button. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR To dub from DVD to VCR: 1 Insert a blank VHS videotape into the VCR deck. 2 Insert the disc you want to copy in the DVD deck and close the disc tray. 3 Find the place on the DVD (or disc) from which you want to start dubbing using PLAY, FF, REW, and PAUSE. For best results, pause playback at the point from which you want to start recording. 4 Press the DUBBING button. The Dubbing menu opens. 5 Press / / to select the record mode you want: SP or SLP (3 times SP). 6 Select Dubbing, then press ENTER or DUBBING to start copying. 7 To stop dubbing at any other time, press STOP ( ). You must stop the dubbing process manually when the DVD movie ends, or the recorder may replay and record over again. Note Tip If the DVD (or disc) you are attempting to copy is copy protected, you will not be able to copy the disc. You cannot copy Macrovision encoded DVDs (or discs). “Copy-protected. Cannot record.” is displayed on the TV screen. If you press PAUSE during Dubbing mode, both the DVD and VCR decks go into Pause mode and the DUBBING button blinks on the front panel. While in Pause mode, you can adjust the DVD playback position using PLAY, REW, FF, PAUSE/STEP, and so on. The VCR deck will remain in Pause mode. To resume Dubbing, press the DUBBING button twice. Dubbing from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button. This lets you archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. To dub from VCR to DVD: 1 Insert a blank DVD disc into the DVD deck and close the disc tray. 2 Insert the VCR tape you want to copy in the VCR deck. 3 Find the place on the tape from which you want to start dubbing using PLAY, FF, REW and PAUSE. For best results, pause playback at the point from which you want to record. 4 Press the DUBBING button. The Dubbing menu opens. 5 Press / / to select the record mode you want: EP, LP, SP or XP. 6 Select Dubbing then press ENTER or DUBBING to start copying. 7 To stop dubbing at any other time, press STOP ( ). Dubbing will stop automatically when the VHS tape ends. Note If the tape you are attempting to copy is copy protected, you will not be able to copy the tape. It is not permitted to copy Macrovision encoded tapes. Tip If you press PAUSE during Dubbing mode, both the DVD and VCR decks go into Pause mode and the DUBBING button blinks on the front panel. While in Pause mode, you can adjust the VCR playback position using PLAY, REW, FF, PAUSE/STEP, and so on. The DVD deck will remain in Pause mode. To resume Dubbing, press the DUBBING button twice. Recording from external components You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the recorder’s external inputs. To record from an external component: 1 Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected correctly to the recorder. 2 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the external input to record from. • • • AV1—Audio/Video Input on the back panel. AV2—Audio/Video Input on the front panel. DV—DV Input on the front panel. 3 Load a recordable disc or tape. 4 Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing REC MODE repeatedly. • DVD—XP, SP, LP or EP. • VCR—SP or SLP 5 Press REC once to start recording. The REC indicator lights in the display window. 6 Press STOP ( ) to stop recording. Note • Make sure that the Audio In settings DV Record Audio are set as you want them. See “Audio Settings” on page 16. • If your source is copy-protected using CopyGuard, you will not be able to record it using your recorder. See “Copying copyrighted material” on page 5 for more details. • Recording continues until you press STOP ( ) or the disc is full. • To record for a fixed length of time, see “Instant timer recording” on page 21. Additional information Simultaneous play and record You can play or record a DVD during the VCR playback or recording. Press DVD to change DVD mode and play or record a DVD. Note www.insignia-products.com • You cannot play or record with both the DVD and VCR at the same time. • You can not change VCR mode during the DVD recording mode. • If you want to use VCR playback or record during the DVD playback, press VCR to change VCR mode and use the VCR playback or recording. 23 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Recording from DV Input Before DV dubbing You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to your recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data, and control signals. • Your recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVC-SD, DV25) camcorders. Digital satellite tuners and Digital VHS video recorders are not compatible. • You cannot connect more than one DV camcorder at a time to your recorder. • You cannot control your recorder from external equipment connected through the DV IN jack (including two recorders). • You may not be able to control the connected camcorder through the DV IN jack. • Digital camcorders can usually record audio as stereo 16-bit/48 kHz, or twin stereo tracks of 12- bit/32 kHz. Your recorder can only record one stereo audio track. Set the DV Record Audio option to Audio 1 or Audio 2 as required (see “Recording from DV Input” on page 24). • Audio input to the DV IN jack should be 32 or 48 kHz (not 44.1 kHz). • Picture disturbance on the recording may occur if the source component pauses playback or plays an unrecorded section of tape, or if the power fails in the source component, or the DV cable becomes disconnected. Recording from a digital camcorder You can record from a digital camcorder connected to the DV IN jack on the front panel of your recorder. Using the recorder’s remote, you can control both the camcorder and your recorder. Before recording, make sure that the audio input for the DV IN jack is set up (see “Recording from DV Input” on page 24). Tip 24 • The source signal must be DVC-SD format. • Some camcorders cannot be controlled using your recorder’s remote. • If you connect a second recorder using a DV cable, you cannot control the second DVD from this one. • You cannot control the recorder remotely from a component connected to the DV IN jack. • You cannot record date and time information from a DV cassette. To record from a digital camcorder: 1 Make sure your digital camcorder is connected to the front panel DV IN jack. See “Recording from DV Input” on page 24. 2 Make sure that the DV audio input is set correctly. You can choose between Audio 1 (original audio) and Audio 2 (overdubbed audio). • DV Input is set from the DV Record Audio in sub-menu of the Setup menu. See “Recording from DV Input” on page 24 for more information. 3 Press INPUT repeatedly to select the DV input. 4 Find the place on the camcorder tape that you want to the recording to start from. For best results, pause playback at the point you want to start recording from. • Depending on your camcorder, you can use your recorder’s remote to control the camcorder using STOP, PLAY, BACKWARD, FORWARD and PAUSE. 5 Press REC once to start recording. • Recording is automatically stopped if the recorder detects no signal. • You can pause or stop the recording by pressing PAUSE/STEP ( ) or STOP ( ). You cannot control the camcorder from this remote control during recording. • In Video mode, the final frame of the recording may remain displayed on screen for a while after recording stops. Troubleshooting If you cannot get a picture or audio through the DV IN jack, check the bullet points: • Make sure that the DV cable is correctly connected. • Try switching off the connected equipment then switching it back on. • Try switching the audio input. Note Depending on the connected camcorder, you may not be able to control it using the remote control supplied with your recorder. Editing recordings Title List and Chapter List menu overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you are editing original content or a playlist. There are two ways to edit VR mode DVD-RWs. You can directly edit the original content of the disc, or you can create and edit a playlist. The playlist does not actually change any of the content on the disc, but just controls how the content is played back. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR To use the Title List menu: 1 If the DVD is playing, press STOP ( ). 2 Press DISC MENU/LIST to open the TITLE LIST menu. Playback should be stopped when you do this. • When selecting titles, press the / buttons to display the previous/next page if there are more than six titles. • If you are editing a VR mode disc, press DISC MENU/LIST to switch between Original and Playlist menus. • On the left side of the screen are the menu options. The main part of the screen shows thumbnails of the titles (or chapters) on the DVD. You can change these thumbnails by pressing the THUMBNAIL button. (see “Changing title thumbnails” on page 26.) • Press DISPLAY to display the information about the selected title on the Title List menu. • After selecting a title or chapter on the Title List or Chapter List menu, press ENTER. The menu options are on the left side of the menu. Press the / buttons to select an option, then press ENTER to confirm your selection. 3 To exit the TITLE LIST menu, press RETURN ( ) repeatedly. 1 7 6 5 2 Item Description Function 1 Menu options To display menu option, select a title or chapter, then press ENTER. The options displayed differ depending on the disc type. • Play–Start playback of the selected title or chapter. The hidden titles and chapters on a DVD+R/RW cannot be play back. • Search: - Chapter–Displays the Chapter List of the Title. - Time–Search for the starting time of the title. • Delete–Deletes the title or chapter. • Move–Moves chapter position on the Chapter List - Playlist menu. • Protect–Protects accidental recording, editing, or deleting of the title.( • Edit–Edits or deletes a part of the title. - Title Name–Edits the title name. - Delete Part–Deletes part of the title name. - Divide–Divides a title into two. - Hide (Show)–Hides (or shows) the selected title or chapter. • Playlist Add–Adds the title or chapter to the playlist. • Dubbing–Dubs the title to VCR. • Title–Displays Title List of the chapter. • Combine–Combines two chapters into one. • Full Play–Starts playback of the selected title including the hidden chapters. 2 Current media Type of DVD being edited 3 Recording information Indicates the record mode, free space, and elapsed time progress bar 4 Currently selected title The title that is currently selected is highlighted 5 Thumbnail A thumbnail picture of the title 6 Selected title Shows the selected title number and total number of titles 7 Title information Shows the title name, date recorded, and recording length 3 4 www.insignia-products.com 25 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Changing title thumbnails VR Mode: Original and playlist editing Titles, chapters, and parts Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or more chapters. When you insert a disc’s title into the playlist, all the chapters within that title also appear. In other words, chapters in the playlist behave exactly as chapters on a DVD-Video disc do. Parts are sections of original or playlist titles. From the Original and Playlist menu you can add or delete parts. Adding a chapter or title to the playlist creates a new title made up of a section (such as a chapter) of an original title. Deleting a part removes part of a title from the Original or Playlist menu. Note • When editing using the Delete, Add, and Move functions, the start and end frames may not be exactly as set in the start and end point display. • During playlist playback, you may notice a momentary pause between edits. This is not a malfunction. Editing a DVD is not like editing a video tape When you edit a video tape you need one video deck to play the original tape and another to record the edits. With DVD, you edit by making a “Playlist” of what to play and when to play it. On playback, the recorder plays the disc according to the playlist. Original and Playlist -RWVR Throughout this manual, you will see the words Original and Playlist, which refer to the actual content and edited versions of a DVD. • Original—content refers to what is actually recorded on the disc. • Playlist—content refers to the edited version of the disc, which is how the original content is to be played. Adding chapter markers -RWVR +RW +R You can create chapters within a title by inserting chapter marks at the points you want. Note Chapter markers are automatically inserted at regular intervals. You can change this interval from the Initial Setup menu (see “Using the Setup Menu” on page 15). During recording or playing back, at the point you want to start a new chapter, press CHP. ADD. A chapter marker icon appears on the TV screen. 26 -RWVR +RW +R Each title displayed in the Title List menu is represented by a thumbnail picture taken from the start of that title or chapter. If you prefer, select a different still picture from within a title. • Press THUMBNAIL to make the currently displayed picture the one that appears in the Title List menu. The still picture that you choose appears in both the Original or Playlist menu. Tip You can also change the thumbnail picture of the title on the Chapter List menu. Select a chapter on the Chapter List menu, then press THUMBNAIL. The thumbnail picture of the title that includes the chapter is changed. Making a new playlist -RWVR Use this function to add an original title or chapter to the playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put into the playlist (you can delete bits that you do not need later - see “Deleting an original or playlist title or chapter” on page 27). The title appears in the playlist complete with the chapter markers that appear in the original. However, if you add more chapter markers to the original later, these are not automatically copied over into the playlist title. To make a new playlist: 1 Choose a title or chapter on the TITLE LIST Original menu or Chapter List-Original menu to put into the playlist, then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the menu. 2 Press / to select Playlist Add, then press . 3 Select New Playlist, then press ENTER. The new title appears in the updated playlist. All chapters of the title are added to the playlist. Adding additional Title or Chapters to the playlist -RWVR You can add an original title, or chapter to a playlist title. To add additional titles or chapters to the playlist: 1 Choose a title or chapter on the TITLE LIST Original menu or Chapter List-Original menu to put into the playlist, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Press / to select Playlist Add, then press . 3 Choose a Title List-Playlist that is already saved to insert a title or chapter, then press ENTER. 4 Repeat steps 1-3 to add additional titles or chapters to the playlist. You can view the added chapters on the Chapter List-Playlist menu. 5 Press RETURN ( ) to exit or DISC MENU/LIST to go back to the Title List-Original menu. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Deleting an original or playlist title or chapter When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu, you only remove it from the playlist. The title or chapter remains in the original menu. If you choose to delete a title or chapter from the original (title or chapter) menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available for recording increases. Titles or chapters deleted from the original are also removed from the playlist. Note You cannot delete chapters that are less than 3 seconds long. To delete a chapter or title: 1 Press / / to choose a chapter or title you want to delete on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Select Delete from the options on the menu. 3 Press ENTER to confirm. A confirmation message appears. 4 Press / to select OK, then press ENTER. The selected chapter or title is deleted. After pressing ENTER the updated menu opens. 5 Repeat steps 1 - 4 to delete additional chapters or titles from the menu. 6 Press RETURN ( ) repeatedly to exit the menu. Note • When recording a DVD+RW, the deleted title’s name is changed to “Deleted Title.” • If more than two titles are repeatedly deleted, the titles are combined into one. • When you are deleting a title or chapter, only when you delete the last one on the DVD+R/RW do you increase the remaining recording time. Deleting a part -RWVR To delete part of a title: 1 Press / / to choose a title you want to delete on the Title List menu, then press ENTER. The options appear on the left side of the menu. 2 Select the Edit, Delete Part option, then press ENTER. The Edit menu opens. 3 Start the playback and use PAUSE, STEP, SEARCH, and SLOW-MOTION to find the starting point. 4 Press ENTER at the starting point of the section you want to delete. The End Point icon is highlighted and the section to be deleted is indicated on the progress bar. 5 Use PAUSE, STEP, SEARCH, and SLOW-MOTION to find the ending point. 6 Press ENTER at the ending point of the section you want to delete. To cancel the selected point, press / to select the Cancel icon, then press ENTER. 7 When you finish editing, select the Done icon, then press ENTER. A confirmation message appears. 8 Press / to select OK, then press ENTER. The selected part is deleted from the title and the Title List menu opens. Note • You may not be able to delete parts that are • less than 3 seconds long. If you select Cancel then press ENTER, the recorder will go to the previous option and into Pause mode. Naming a title You can name original and playlist titles independently. To name a title: 1 Choose the title you want to name from the Title List menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the menu. 2 Press / to select Edit, Title Name, then press ENTER. The Keyboard menu opens. 3 Enter a name for the title. Press / / to select a character, then press ENTER to confirm your selection. • Language—Selects a language for the keyboard menu. • Space—Inserts a space at the cursor position. • Delete—Deletes the character to the left of the cursor position. • / —Moves the cursor left or right. • OK—Confirms the name you have entered. • Cancel—Deletes all characters and exits the Keyboard menu. Use these remote control buttons to enter a name: • PLAY ( )—Inserts a space at the cursor position. • PAUSE/STEP ( )—Deletes the character to the right of the cursor position. • SKIP ( )—Moves the cursor left or right. • STOP ( ), CLEAR—Deletes the character to the left of the cursor position. • 0-9—Enters the character corresponding to the selected column. • DISC MENU/LIST, DISPLAY—Switches the keyboard type. 4 Select OK, then press ENTER to confirm the name and return to the previous menu screen. 5 Press RETURN ( ) repeatedly to exit the menu. Note www.insignia-products.com • Names can be as many as 32 characters long. • For discs formatted on a different recorder, you will see only a limited character set. • When recording on DVD-R, DVD+R, or DVD+RWs, the entered name is displayed on the DVD player only after finalization. 27 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Time searching You can select the start point of the title. 3 Press ENTER to confirm. The chapter’s or title’s thumbnail will dim. To select the starting point of the title: 1 Press / / to choose a title on the TITLE LIST menu, then press ENTER. The options appear on the left side of the menu. 2 Select Search, Time, then press ENTER. The Time menu opens. Tip If you select a hidden chapter or title on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, you can show it by choosing Show on the options menu. After that, you can see the chapter or title. Protecting a title +RW +R -RWVR Use this function to protect against accidental rerecording, editing, or deleting of the title. To protect a title: 1 Press DISC MENU/LIST. The TITLE LIST menu opens. 2 Press / / to select the title you want to protect, then press ENTER. Options appear on the left side of the screen. 3 Select Protect from the options. 4 Press ENTER to confirm. The lock mark appears on the title’s thumbnail. Tip End time Selected point Selected time Start time Current picture 3 Press / to find the point at which you want to start. The point increases 1 minute per step. If you press and hold / , the point increases 5 minutes per step. 4 Press ENTER to start at the selected point. Moving a playlist chapter -RWVR Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of playlist chapters on the Chapter List-Playlist menu (not available if there is only one chapter). Dividing one title into two Use this command to split a title up into two new To divide a title into two: 1 On the Title List menu, select a title you want to divide, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Select Edit, Divide, then press ENTER. The Edit (Divide) menu opens. Current picture First title thumbnail Second title thumbnail Hiding a chapter or title +RW +R You can skip playing chapters or titles without deleting them from the disc. 28 +RW titles. To move a playlist chapter: 1 Select a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the menu. 2 Press / to select Move from Playlist options, then press ENTER. 3 Press / / to choose the place you want to move the chapter, then press ENTER. The updated menu opens. To hide a chapter or title: 1 Press / / to choose a chapter or title you want to hide on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, then press ENTER. The options appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Select Edit, then Hide. If you select a title that has already been protected on the Title List menu, you can ‘unprotect’ it by choosing the Unprotect option from the Title List menu options, then you can edit and delete the title. 3 Use PAUSE, STEP, SEARCH, and SLOW-MOTION to find the point at which you want to divide the title. 4 Select Divide from the options, then press ENTER. To reset the point, select Cancel from the options, then press ENTER. Repeat from step 3. 5 Choose Done from the options, then press ENTER to set the dividing point. The title is divided into two new titles. It takes as much as 4 minutes to divide. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Viewing the Title List menu displayed on other DVD Note You cannot select a dividing point less than 3 seconds from the end of the program. +RW +R Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters into one. To combine two chapters into one: 1 On the Chapter List menu, select the second chapter of the two chapters you want to combine, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the screen. 2 Press / to select Combine from the options. The combine indicator appears between the two chapters you want to combine. 3 Repeat steps 1 - 2 to combine additional chapters. 4 Press RETURN ( ) repeatedly to exit the menu. Note This function does not work if; • There is only one chapter within the title. • You select the first chapter. • Two chapters are created by erasing a part from an original title. • Two chapters are created from different titles. • Two chapters are created by moving an order from an original title. Overwriting a recording +RW To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs that always record at the end of the Disc. +R To view the Title List menu: 1 Insert a previously recorded DVD+R or DVD+RW disc. 2 Press TITLE in Play mode or DVD tuner mode. The Title List menu opens. 3 To play back a title, select the title you want, then press ENTER or PLAY ( ). Tip You can remove the Title List menu by pressing STOP ( ). Playing your recordings on other DVD players (finalizing a disc) Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs recorded in Video mode, finalized DVD+R, or DVD+RWs. A small number of players can also play DVD-RWs recorded in VR mode, finalized or not. Check the manual that came with the other player to check what formats it will play. Finalizing “fixes” the recordings and editings in place so that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for navigating the disc. The menu can be accessed by pressing DISC MENU/LIST or TITLE. To finalize a disc, refer to “Disc Settings” on page 16. Note To overwrite a recording: 1 Select the input source you want to record (TV channel, AV1-2, DV). 2 Press DISC MENU/LIST to display the TITLE LIST menu. 3 Press / / to choose the title you want to overwrite. 4 Press REC to start the overwrite recording. Overwrite recording starts from the start point of the title. 5 Press STOP ( ) to stop the overwrite recording. The new title is created and the updated menu is displayed. Note +RW You can view the Title List menu displayed on the other DVD player that is capable of playing DVD+RW or DVD+Rs. Combining two chapters into one -RWVR recorders or players • Unfinalized DVD+RWs are playable on regular DVD players. • The edited contents of a DVD+RW disc is compatible with regular DVD players only after finalization. • The edited contents of a DVD+R disc is not compatible with regular DVD players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, and so on.) • How long finalization takes depends on the type of disc being finalized, how much is recorded on the disc, and the number of titles on the disc. • This function is not available for a protected title. • If the overwrite is longer than the recording length of the current title, the next title is overwritten. If the next title is protected, the overwriting stops at the starting point of the title. • If the selected title’s recording length is less than 10 seconds, the next title is overwritten. But if the next title is protected, overwriting stops. www.insignia-products.com 29 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Reference Controlling your TV with the supplied universal remote control You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of your LG TV with the supplied universal remote control. You can control your TV using the following buttons. Press To... POWER Turn the TV on or off INPUT Switch the TV’s input source between the TV and other input sources. CH +/– Scan up or down through memorized channels VOL +/– Adjust the volume of the TV Note Depending on the you are connecting, you may not be able to control your TV using some of the buttons. Controlling other TVs with the universal remote control You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-LG TVs as well. Enter the appropriate manufacturer code from the table below. To enter the manufacturer code: 1 While holding down the TV POWER button, press the number buttons to select the manufacturer code for your TV (Refer to table). 2 Release the TV POWER button. The remote control is set to control the 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 # Manufacturer Code # Admiral 16, 33, 37, 44, 45 MONTGOMERY 01,06,08,09 AIWA 70 WARD 23,24,32,33,34 AKAI 01 NEC 01,08,56 AMARK 09 NOBLEX 07 30 Manufacturer Code # Manufacturer Code # AOC 01 PACKARD BELL 43 BELL & HOWELL 33 PANASONIC 07,11,13,25,35, 36 BROKSONIC 18,19 PHILCO 01,06,07,08,09, 15,38,43,58 CANDLE 51 PHILIPS 06,07,43,61,62, 65 CCE 07 PIONEER 30 CENTURION 08 PORTLAND 09 CINERAL 43 PROSCAN 03,37,44 CITIZEN 49,50,51,52,53, 54,55 QUASAR 11,13 CORONADO 09 RADIO SHACK 16,17,23 CROWN 09 RCA 01,03,37,44,69 CURTIS MATHES 01,03,08,33,35, 37,44 REALISTIC 16,17,23 DAEWOO 16,38,39,40,41, 42,43 SAMPO 08 DAYTRON 01,08 SAMSUNG 01,08,09,25,68 EMERSON 01,09,16,17,18, 19 SANYO 28,29 FISHER 28,29 SCOTT 01,08 FUNAI 46,47 SEARS 09,25,26,27,28, 29 GENERAL ELECTRIC 03,10,11,13,37, 44 SEMP 64 GRADIENTE 01,56,57,63,67 SHARP 09,22,23,24,60, 66 HITACHI 09,14,15,43 SIGNATURE 2000 01,06,08,09,10, 23,24,33,34 JC PENNEY 01,08,10,27,35 SONY 12,62,93 JVC 20,21,63,67 SOUNDESIGN 51 KIOTE 43 SYLVANIA 01,04,05,06,07, 08,35,51 KMC 09 SYMPHONIC 46,47 KTV 01,08,09,31 TATUNG 11 LG (GOLDSTAR) 01,07,08,09,35, 39,40 TEKNIKA 07,09,16,33,51 LODGENET 33 TELERENT 09,33 LOGIK 33 THOMSON 69 LXI 09,24,25,26,27, 28,29 YORX 08 MAGNAVOX 01,02,04,05,06, 07,08,09,20,34, 35,43,51,61,62, 65 TOSHIBA 01,25,26,27,64 MAJESTIC 33 WARDS 01,06,08,09,10, 33,34 MARANTZ 01,32 XR1000 48 MEMOREX 33 ZENITH 01, 02,33,59 MGA/MITSUBISHI 01,08,32,34 Note www.insignia-products.com • Depending on your TV, some or all buttons may not function on the TV, even after entering the correct manufacturer code. • 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 you have set may be reset to the default setting. Set the appropriate code number again. NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Language code list Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code # Language Code # Abkhazian 6566 Lingala 7678 Afar 6565 Lithuanian 7684 Afrikaans 6570 Macedonian 7775 Albanian 8381 Malagasy 7771 Ameharic 6577 Malay 7783 Arabic 6582 Malayalam 7776 Armenian 7289 Maltese 7784 Assamese 6583 Maori 7773 Aymara 6588 Marathi 7782 Azerbaijani 6590 Moldavian 7779 Bashkir 6665 Mongolian 7778 Basque 6985 Nauru 7865 Bengali; Bangla 6678 Nepali 7869 Bhutani 6890 Norwegian 7879 Bihari 6672 Oriya 7982 Breton 6682 Panjabi 8065 Bulgarian 6671 Pashto, Pushto 8083 Burmese 7789 Persian 7065 Byelorussian 6669 Polish 8076 Cambodian 7577 Portuguese 8084 Catalan 6765 Quechua 8185 Chinese 9072 Rhaeto-Romance 8277 Corsican 6779 Rumanian 8279 Croatian 7282 Russian 8285 Czech 6783 Samoan 8377 Danish 6865 Sanskrit 8365 Dutch 7876 Scots Gaelic 7168 English 6978 Serbian 8382 Esperanto 6979 Serbo-Croatian 8372 Estonian 6984 Shona 8378 Faroese 7079 Sindhi 8368 Fiji 7074 Singhalese 8373 Finnish 7073 Slovak 8375 French 7082 Slovenian 8376 Frisian 7089 Somali 8379 Galician 7176 Spanish 6983 Georgian 7565 Sudanese 8385 German 6869 Swahili 8387 Greek 6976 Swedish 8386 Greenlandic 7576 Tagalog 8476 Guarani 7178 Tajik 8471 Gujarati 7185 Tamil 8465 Hausa 7265 Tatar 8484 Hebrew 7387 Telugu 8469 Hindi 7273 Thai 8472 Hungarian 7285 Tibetan 6679 Language Code # Language Code # Icelandic 7383 Tigrinya 8473 Indonesian 7378 Tonga 8479 Interlingua 7365 Turkish 8482 Irish 7165 Turkmen 8475 Italian 7384 Twi 8487 Japanese 7465 Ukrainian 8575 Javanese 7487 Urdu 8582 Kannada 7578 Uzbek 8590 Kashmiri 7583 Vietnamese 8673 Kazakh 7575 Volapük 8679 Kirghiz 7589 Welsh 6789 Korean 7579 Wolof 8779 Kurdish 7585 Xhosa 8872 Laothian 7679 Yiddish 7473 Latin 7665 Yoruba 8979 Latvian, Lettish 7686 Zulu 9085 Area code list Choose an area code from this list. Area Code Area Code Afghanistan AF Malaysia MY Argentina AR Maldives MV Australia AU Mexico MX Austria AT Monaco MC Belgium BE Mongolia MN Bhutan BT Morocco MA Bolivia BO Nepal NP Brazil BR Netherlands NL Cambodia KH Netherlands Antilles AN Canada CA New Zealand NZ Chile CL Nigeria NG China CN Norway NO Colombia CO Oman OM Congo CG Pakistan PK Costa Rica CR Panama PA Croatia HR Paraguay PY Czech Republic CZ Philippines PH Denmark DK Poland PL Ecuador EC Portugal PT Egypt EG Romania RO El Salvador SV Russian Federation RU Ethiopia ET Saudi Arabia SA Fiji FJ Senegal SN Finland FI Singapore SG France FR Slovak Republic SK Germany DE Slovenia SI Great Britain GB South Africa ZA Greece GR South Korea KR Greenland GL Spain ES www.insignia-products.com 31 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Area Code Area Code Islands HM Sri Lanka LK Hong Kong HK Sweden SE Hungary HU Switzerland CH India IN Taiwan TW Indonesia ID Thailand TH Israel IL Turkey TR Italy IT Uganda UG Jamaica JM Ukraine UA Japan JP United States US Kenya KE Uruguay UY Kuwait KW Uzbekistan UZ Libya LY Vietnam VN Luxembourg LU Zimbabwe ZW Troubleshooting Use the following check list for troubleshooting when you have problems with your recorder. Consult your local dealer or service outlet if problems persist. Make sure that all connections are correctly made when using with other devices. Problem Cause Solution No power The power cord is disconnected Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely. Abnormal or no picture The TV is not set to receive recorder signal output Select the appropriate video input mode on the TV so the picture from the recorder appears on the TV screen. The video cable is not connected securely. Connect the video cable to the jacks securely. The recorder output setting and the TV resolution capabilities are mismatched. Check the TV’s capability. Check the mode of connections, such as S-Video or components. Check the recorder Resolution setting according to the TV capability and the mode of connection. The wrong connection Check the connection. The equipment connected with the audio cable is not set to receive recorder signal output Select the correct input mode of the audio receiver so you can listen to the sound from the recorder The audio cables are not connected securely Connect the audio cable to the jacks securely The power of the equipment connected with the audio cable is turned off Turn on the equipment connected with the audio cable The AUDIO options are set to the incorrect position Set the AUDIO options to the correct position No sound 32 The playback picture is poor The disc is dirty Clean the disc The TV channels are not tuned in correctly Check the tuning, carry out tuning again The tape heads are dirty Clean the video heads The tape is a rental or was recorded on another VCR. / ) for Use CH/TRK ( manual tracking adjustment while the tape is playing The picture from an external input is distorted The video signal from the external component is copy-protected You cannot connect through the recorder. Connect the component directly to your TV. Some channels are skipped over when using CH / ) ( The skipped channels were deleted with the CH. Add/Del feature Use the CH. Add/Del feature to restore channels. See “General Settings” on page 15. The recorder does not start playback No disc or tape is inserted Insert a disc or tape (make sure that the disc or tape indicator in the display window is lit) An unplayable disc is inserted Insert a playable disc. (Check the disc type and Regional code.) The disc is placed upside down Place the disc with the playback side down The disc is not placed within the guide Place the disc on the disc tray correctly inside the guide The disc is dirty Clean the disc The Rating level is set Cancel the Rating function or change the rating level Video tape cannot be inserted The cassette compartment may not be empty Eject the tape The remote control does not work correctly There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and your recorder Remove the obstacle The batteries in the remote control are exhausted Replace the batteries with new ones The remote control is not pointed at the remote sensor of the recorder Point the remote control at the remote sensor of the recorder The remote control is too far from the recorder Operate the remote control within 23ft (7m) This remote control uses the same buttons for VCR and DVD functions, such as PLAY When using a VCR, first press the VCR button. When using a DVD, first press the DVD button The camcorder image is not shown The camcorder is off Turn camcorder on and operate it correctly The camcorder image is not shown on TV screen The recorder’s source is set incorrectly Use INPUT to select the correct input channel (AV1, AV2 or DV IN) www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR The recorder clock is not set to the correct time Set the clock to the correct time The timer has been programmed incorrectly Reprogram the Timer The TIMER Record indicator light does not appear after programming the timer Reprogram the Timer and turn off the recorder to enable the timer Picture or sound of a channel is weak or missing Antenna or cables are loose Tighten connections or replace the cable Wrong tuning band is selected in the Recorder Setup menu. Try Tuning Band Select options. See “Using the Setup Menu” on page 15 Cannot play disc a recorded on your recorder on another DVD player. The disc was recorded in Video mode Finalize the disc. See “Disc Settings” on page 16. Some players will not play even a finalized disc recorded in Video mode No solution The disc was recorded in VR mode The other player must be RW compatible in order to play the disc Discs recorded with copy-once material cannot be played on other players No solution The remaining blank space on the disc is insufficient Use another disc The source you are trying to record is copy-protected You cannot record the source When setting the recording channel, the channel is tuned on the TV’s own tuner. Select the channel on the recorder’s built-in TV tuner by setting the TV tuner to the recorders RF output channel. When recording to a Video mode disc, programs that are copy-once protected cannot be recorded Use a VR mode formatted disc for copy-once material TV is not Stereo-compatible No solution Broadcast program is not in stereo format No solution Recorder A/V Out jacks are not connected to TV A/V In jacks Make A/V connections. Stereo is available only on A/V output from recorder. Recorder Audio/Video Out is not selected for viewing at the TV Select AUX or A/V source as TV input Recorder’s TV audio channel is set to SAP or MONO. Set TV audio channel mode to Stereo. See “Changing the TV audio channel” on page 17. Timer recording is not possible Cannot record or did not record successfully Stereo Audio Record or Playback is not present Maintenance Care and handling of discs Handling discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface. Never stick paper or tape on the disc. Storing discs After playing, store the disc in its case. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat and never leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sunlight. Cleaning discs Fingerprints and dust on the disc can cause poor picture quality and sound distortion. Before playing, clean the disc with a clean cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, or anti-static spray intended for older vinyl records. Note Never operate this product immediately after moving it from a cold location to a warm location. Leave it for two or three hours without operating it. If you use this product in such a situation, it may damage tapes, discs, or internal parts. Resetting the recorder Reset your recorder if you observe any of the following symptoms: • When the recorder is plugged in, but the power will • • not turn on or off. When the display window does not working. When the recorder does not operate normally. To reset the recorder: • Press and hold the POWER button for more than five seconds. This forces the recorder to turn off. Press the POWER button again to turn the recorder back on. - OR Unplug the power cord and then plug the power cord again after more than five seconds. www.insignia-products.com 33 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Specifications DVD specifications Laser system General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) (w × h × d) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Signal system AC 120V, 60 Hz 27W 16.9 × 3.1 × 13.9 in. (430 × 78.5 × 354 mm) 14.96 lbs (6.8 kg) 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C) 5% to 90% NTSC Recording Recording format Recordable discs Recordable time DVD (Approx.) VCR DVD VideoRecording, DVD-VIDEO DVD-ReWritable, DVD-Recordable, DVD+ReWritable, DVD+Recordable 1 hr. (XP mode) 2 hr. (SP mode) 4 hr. (LP mode) 6 hr. (EP mode) SP: 2 hrs. (T-120) SLP: 6 hrs. (T-120) 8 hrs. (T-160) Video recording format Sampling frequency Compression format 27 MHz MPEG 2 Audio recording format Sampling frequency Compression format 48 kHz Dolby Digital VCR Specifications Head system Timer Tape speed Tape width Rewind time Antenna VHF output signal Channel coverage Frequency range Signal-to-noise ratio Dynamic range Channel separation 34 Four head helical scan azimuth system 12-hour display type with AM, PM SP: 33.35 mm/sec LP: 16.67 mm/sec SLP: 11.12 mm/sec 12.7 mm About 65 sec.(T-120) 75 ohms (VHF/UHF) Channel 3 or 4 (Switchable) VHF: 2-13 UHF: 14-69 CATV: 1-125 (4A, A-W, W+1 - W+84, A-5 - A-1) 20 Hz to 20 kHz 43 dB 88 dB 60 dB Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion Dynamic range Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz More than 95 dB Less than 0.008% More than 90 dB Inputs ANTENNA IN VIDEO IN (AV1,2) AUDIO IN (AV1,2) S-VIDEO IN DV IN Antenna or CATV input, 75 ohms 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack × 2 -6 dBm more than 47 kohms, RCA jack (L, R) × 2 (Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 ohms, neg. sync, Mini DIN 4-pin × 1 (C) 0.286 V (p-p) 75 ohms 4 pin (i.LINK/IEEE 1394 standard) Outputs VIDEO OUT 1 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync neg., RCA jack × 1 S-VIDEO OUT (Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 ohms, neg. sync, Mini DIN 4-pin × 1 (C) 0.286 V (p-p) 75 ohms COMPONENT VID. OUT (Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 ohms, neg. sync, RCA jack × 1 (PROGRESSIVE SCAN) (Pb)/(Pr) 0.7 V (p-p), 75 ohms, RCA jack × 2 Audio output (digital) 0.5 V (p-p), 75 ohms, RCA jack × 1 Audio output (optical) Optical connector × 1 Audio output (analog) 1.1 Vrms (1 kHz, -6 dB), 600 ohms, RCA jack (L, R) × 2 RF OUT Channel 3 or 4 (Switchable) Accessories: Video cable (1) Audio cable (L, R)(1) RF 75-ohm Coaxial Cable (1) Remote Control (1) Batteries (2) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. www.insignia-products.com NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR Limited warranty Legal notices Insignia Products warrants to you, the original purchaser of this Product, that this product shall be free of defects in material or workmanship for a period of three hundred sixty five (365) days from the date of purchase as follows: 1 LABOR: During the Warranty Period if this Product is determined to be defective, Insignia will repair or replace the Product, at its option at no charge, or pay the labor charges to any Insignia authorized service facility. After the Warranty Period, you must pay for all labor charges. 2 PARTS: In addition, Insignia will supply, at no charge, new or rebuilt replacement parts in exchange for defective parts for the Warranty Period. After the Warranty Period, you must pay all parts costs. To obtain warranty service, you must take the Product with your original receipt or other proof of purchase, either in its original packaging or packaging affording an equal degree of protection, to your nearest retail store location of the store or online web site from which you purchased the Product. This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, lightning strikes, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or modification of, or to any part of the Product, including the antenna. This warranty does not cover damage due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper voltage supply, or attempted repair by anyone other than a facility authorized by Insignia to service the Product. This warranty does not cover Products sold AS IS or WITH ALL FAULTS, or consumables (such as fuses or batteries). This warranty is valid only in the United States and Canada. This warranty is invalid if the factory applied serial number has been altered or removed from the Product. REPAIR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER. INSIGNIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY ON THIS PRODUCT. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ON THIS PRODUCT IS LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THIS WARRANTY. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state, or province to province. For customer service please call 1-877-467-4289 www.insignia-products.com Insignia Products, Richfield, Minnesota, U.S.A. FCC compliance statement 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 when the product is operated 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. Changes or modifications to this equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the owner’s manual. The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is made. 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. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Copyright © 2006 Insignia. Insignia and the Insignia logo are trademarks of Best Buy Enterprise Services, Inc. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Specifications and features are subject to change without notice or obligation. www.insignia-products.com 35 NS-DRVCR DVD Recorder/VCR 36 www.insignia-products.com Distributed by Insignia™ Products 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN USA 55423-3645 www.Insignia-Products.com © 2006 Insignia™ Products All rights reserved. All other products and brand names aretrademarks of their respective owners.