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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Reference
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Grounding component
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Electric service equipment
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Power service grounding
electrode system
(NEC Art 250, Part H)
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Ground clamp
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Grounding conductors (NEC
Section 810-21)
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Antenna discharge unit (NEC
Section 810-20)
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Ground clamp
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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.
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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.
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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)
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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
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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).
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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
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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.
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Controls and connections
Front panel
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Item
Description
Function
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Display
window
Shows the current status of the
recorder.
Item
Description
Function
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Disc tray (DVD
deck)
Place a disc on the tray when it
opens.
2
DVD
button
Press to open or close the disc
tray.
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Cassette
compartment
(VCR deck)
Insert the video cassette here.
lights when the recorder
is in play mode or flashes when
in search mode.
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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.
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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
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(STOP)
button
Press to stop the playback of
the DVD or video cassette.
mode is active.
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(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.
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CH
or
buttons
Press to change the channels.
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Remote
sensor
Receives signals from the
remote control.
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DUBBING
button
Press to copy a DVD to the
VCR (or video tape to a DVD).
The button lights when the
recorder is dubbing.
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DVD/VCR
button
Toggles control between the
DVD deck and the VCR deck.
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P/SCAN
Sets the output resolution to
480p format for progressive
scan mode.
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DV IN
Connect the digital video output
of a digital camcorder to this
jack.
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S-VIDEO
Connect the S-Video output of
an external source (such as a
TV, monitor, or VCR to this jack.
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Back panel
Item
Description
Function
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VIDEO/AUDIO
Connect the audio/video output
of an external source (such as
an audio system, TV, monitor,
VCR, or camcorder) to these
jacks.
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Item
Description
Function
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ANT. IN
Connect the antenna cable to
this jack.
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S-VIDEO OUT
Connect to the S-Video input
jack on a TV.
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COMPONENT/
PROGRESSIVE
SCAN VIDEO
OUT (Y Pb Pr)
Connect to the component
input jacks on a TV (if
available).
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AUDIO OUT
(left/right)
Connect to the audio input
jacks (left and right) of a TV,
amplifier, or other equipment.
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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.
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OPTICAL
(DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT)
jack
Connect to the digital audio
optical jack on an external
amplifier, such as a Dolby
Digital decoder.
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Cooling fan
Keeps the recorder at a safe
operating temperature.
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AC power cord
Plug into an AC power outlet.
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RF. OUT
Connect to the RF coaxial input
on a TV.
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COAXIAL
(DIGITAL
AUDIO) out
jack
Connect the digital audio
coaxial cable from this jack to
an external amplifier, such as a
Dolby Digital decoder.
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AV OUT
(VIDEO,
AUDIO L and
AUDIO R)
Connect to the video and audio
input jacks (left and right) of a
TV.
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Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on
the back panel. Electrostatic discharge may
cause permanent damage to the recorder.
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Remote control
Item
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Button
RETURN
Function
Press to close the on-screen
display and return to normal
viewing.
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CHP. ADD
Press to insert a chapter
marker when playing or
recording a DVD.
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ZOOM
Press to enlarge the DVD
image to 2, 3, or 4 times the
original size.
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THUMBNAIL
Press to select a thumbnail
picture for the current title in the
Title List menu.
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TITLE
Press to display the title menu
of the DVD, if available.
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CLEAR
Press to remove a marker from
the marker search menu.
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SEARCH
Press to display the marker
search menu.
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DUBBING
Press to copy a DVD to the
VCR (or video tape to a DVD).
The button lights when the
recorder is dubbing.
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TV/VCR
Press to toggle between
viewing the TV tuner or the
VCR tuner.
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MARKER
Press to mark any point on a
DVD during playback.
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PLAY MODE
Press to select the play mode.
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REC MODE
Press to select the record
mode:
• DVD–SP, LP, EP, or XP
• VCR–SP or SLP
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Item
Button
Function
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POWER
Press to turn your recorder on
or off.
2
VCR
Press to change the recorder’s
function mode to VCR.
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EJECT/OPEN/
CLOSE
Press to open and close the
disc tray or to eject the tape
from the VCR.
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REC
TV control
Press to control your TV’s
power, input, channel, and
volume.
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SUBTITLE
Press to select a subtitle
language.
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AUDIO
Press to select an audio
language or audio channel.
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DISPLAY
Press to open the on-screen
display, which provides current
status information and where
you can change settings and
options.
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INPUT
Press to toggle through input
choices (Tuner, AV1, AV2, or
DV IN).
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SKIP
Press to advance to the next
chapter (DVD) or track (CD).
Press to return to the previous
chapter (DVD) or track (CD).
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STOP
Press to stop playback or
recording.
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PLAY
Press to start playback.
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DISC
MENU/LIST
ENTER
(Direction)
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(Direction)
Press to start recording. Press
repeatedly to set the recording
time (duration).
Press to select menu options.
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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.
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HOME
Press to open or close the
HOME menu.
Press to confirm menu
selections.
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PAUSE/STEP
Press once to pause playback
or recording. Press repeatedly
to advance frame by frame.
Press to select menu options.
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Item
Button
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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).
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I.SKIP (instant
skip)
Press to skip ahead 30
seconds during DVD playback.
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0 - 9 number
buttons
Press to select numbered
options in a menu or to enter a
channel number directly.
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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• 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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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• 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)
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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.
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• 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.
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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
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• 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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• 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.
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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
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• 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.
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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.
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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
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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
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+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.
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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.
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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.
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• 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.
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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
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You can skip playing chapters or titles without
deleting them from the disc.
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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.
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Note
You cannot select a dividing point less than
3 seconds from the end of the program.
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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
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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.
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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
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• 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.
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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
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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
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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)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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