Sony RDR-HXD710 Operating instructions

Sony RDR-HXD710 Operating instructions
2-636-511-11(3)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-HXD710
RDR-HXD910
© 2005 Sony Corporation
CAUTION
Important
Information
Should you experience a problem with
this recorder, please refer to the trouble
shooting section on page 104.
If you are unable to rectify the problem,
contact the Sony Customer Information
Centre on
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The mains lead must only be changed
at a qualified service shop.
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As
the laser beam used in this DVD
recorder is harmful to eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
08705 111 999
(Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm)
Please ensure you have the
following information available
before calling the helpline:
Date of purchase:
Serial number:
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the laser
protective housing inisde the
enclosure.
Model number:
Post code:
Detailed fault
description:
Signal strength
and signal
quality:
Notes:
• You can check the signal strength
and signal quality using the menu
system of this recorder.
Page 90 explains how to display the
main menu on screen, and page 93
explains how to obtain the signal
strength display.
The serial number and the model
number are located on the rear of the
recorder.
• This recorder is only designed for use
in the United Kingdom.
Compliance with digital terrestrial
TV broadcast standards in other
countries is not guaranteed.
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Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
shall not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom and Republic of
Ireland
A moulded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied
need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362,
(i.e., marked with
or
mark)
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
be sure to attach the fuse cover after
you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service
station.
Precautions
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s
operating voltage is identical with
your local power supply.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
Precautions
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits set out
in the EMC Directive using a
connection cable shorter than 3 metres.
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the recorder
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
About the hard disk drive
The hard disk has a high storage
density, which enables long recording
durations and quick access to the
written data. However, it can easily be
damaged by shock, vibration or dust,
and should be kept away from magnets.
To avoid losing important data,
observe the following precautions.
• Do not apply a strong shock to the
recorder.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location subject to mechanical
vibrations or in an unstable location.
• Do not place the recorder on top of a
hot surface, such as a VCR or
amplifier (receiver).
• Do not use the recorder in a place
subject to extreme changes in
temperature (temperature gradient
less than 10 °C/hour).
• Do not move the recorder with its
mains lead connected.
• Do not disconnect the mains lead
while the power is on.
• When disconnecting the mains lead,
turn off the power and make sure that
the hard disk drive is not operating
(the clock is displayed in the front
panel display and all recording or
dubbing has stopped).
• Do not move the recorder for one
minute after you have unplugged the
mains lead.
• Do not attempt to replace or upgrade
the hard disk by yourself, as this may
result in malfunction.
If the hard disk drive should
malfunction, you cannot recover lost
data. The hard disk drive is only a
temporary storage space.
Sony.
• If the hard disk needs to be formatted
or replaced, it will be done at the
discretion of Sony. All contents of
the hard disk drive will be erased,
including contents that violate
copyright laws.
On power sources
• The recorder is not disconnected
from the AC power source (mains) as
long as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the recorder itself has
been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the
recorder for a long time, be sure to
disconnect the recorder from the wall
outlet. To disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead), grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
• Before disconnecting the AC power
cord (mains lead), check that the
recorder’s hard disk is not operating
(recording or dubbing) on the front
panel display.
copyright laws. Also, use of this
recorder with cable television
transmission may require
authorization from the cable
television transmitter and/or
programme owner.
• This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is
protected by U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights. Use of
this copyright protection technology
must be authorized by Macrovision,
and is intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received
through an external tuner (not
supplied) may contain copy protection
signals (copy guard function) and as
such may not be recordable, depending
on the type of signal.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
build-up in the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder on a soft
surface such as a rug that might block
the ventilation holes.
• Do not place the recorder in a
confined space such as a bookshelf or
similar unit.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical shock.
• Do not place the recorder in an
inclined position. It is designed to be
operated in a horizontal position
only.
• Keep the recorder and discs away
from equipment with strong
magnets, such as microwave ovens,
or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
On recording
• Note that the contents of the
recording cannot be compensated for
under any and all conditions,
including conditions that may arise
due to a malfunction of this unit.
• Make trial recordings before making
the actual recording.
About repairing the hard
disk drive
Copyrights
• The contents of the hard disk drive
may be checked in case of repair or
inspection during a malfunction or
modification. However, the contents
will not be backed up or saved by
• Television programmes, films, video
tapes, discs, and other materials may
be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such material may be
contrary to the provisions of the
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is capable
of holding a still video image or
on-screen display image on your
television screen indefinitely. If
you leave the still video image or
on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you risk
permanent damage to your
television screen. Plasma display
panels and projection televisions
are especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your recorder, please
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
About this manual
Check your model name
The instructions in this manual
are for 2 models: RDR-HXD710
and RDR-HXD910. Check your
model name by looking at the
front panel of the recorder.
• In this manual, the internal hard disk
drive is written as “HDD,” and
“disc” is used as a general reference
for the HDD, DVDs, or CDs unless
otherwise specified by the text or
illustrations.
• Instructions in this manual describe
the controls on the remote. You can
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also use the controls on the recorder
if they have the same or similar
names as those on the remote.
• The on-screen display illustrations
used in this manual may not match
the graphics displayed on your TV
screen.
• RDR-HXD710/HXD910 are used
for illustration purposes.
• The explanations regarding DVDs in
this manual refer to DVDs created on
this recorder. The explanations do
not apply to DVDs that are created
on other recorders and played back
on this recorder.
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Table of Contents
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
About the SMARTLINK features (for SCART connections only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the PROGRESSIVE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Controlling the volume of your AV amplifier (receiver) with the remote. . . . . . . . . 23
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder. . . . . . . . . 24
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting and Formatting a DVD Disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Checking the playing/remaining time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Guide to Digital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Viewing a list of available channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Viewing programmes related to a specific category. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Displaying the programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Viewing a digital text service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Selecting digital text from other channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Setting a favourite list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Moving to a different favourite list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Watching or listening to a favourite channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Recording mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Setting the timer manually (Standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording TV programmes using the EPG application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Creating chapters in a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Automatically erasing old titles (Auto Title Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Recording from connected equipment without a timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Adjusting the picture quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Adjusting the sound quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Playing a previous recording while making another (Simultaneous Rec and Play)66
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Searching by Thumbnail (Visual Search). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Searching by title number or time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Selecting an MP3 album or track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Selecting a JPEG album or image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the recorder can play. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
About playback order of albums, tracks, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Edit options for the HDD and DVD-RWs (VR mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs. . . . . . . . 73
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Dividing a title (Divide). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Erasing all titles on the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Creating chapters manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Moving a Playlist title (Change Order). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
About “Dub Mode” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Dubbing a single title (Title Dub) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Preparing for DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Clock and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Parental Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Parental Control (Password) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Disc and Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . 109
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Digital TV Channel List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
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Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder
Recording/Playback
Compatible media and reference pages
Quick access to recorded titles
– Title List
,
Play the beginning of a title
while it is being recorded
– Chasing Playback
,
Watching one title while
recording another
– Simultaneous Rec and Play
,
Dubbing/Editing
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
page 32
HDD
-RWVR
“Playing from the beginning of the programme you are
recording (Chasing Playback)” on page 65
HDD
VCD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
+R
-R
“Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)” on page 66
Compatible media and reference pages
Creating your own programme
– Playlist
,
Copying a recorded title to and
from the HDD
– Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
,
Automatic dubbing of DV tapes
– DV Dubbing
,
HDD
-RWVR
“Creating and Editing a Playlist” on page 77
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“Dubbing (HDD y DVD)” on page 79
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“DV Dubbing” on page 84
A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 10.
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs
Icon used in
this manual
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other DVD
players (finalising)
Hard disk drive
(internal)
HDD
(Formatting
unnecessary)
Dub HDD contents to a DVD to
play on other DVD players
DVD+RW
+RW
Automatically
formatted in +VR
mode
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalised)
-RWVR
Format in VR mode
(page 29)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalisation
unnecessary)
-RWVideo
Format in Video mode
(page 29)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 39)
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 39)
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 39)
Type
Disc Logo
VR
mode
DVDRW
*2
Video
mode
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
Usable disc versions (as of March 2005)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2
with CPRM*1)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0, Ver.2.1)
• 2.4x-speed DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs
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“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,”
and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*1
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
*2 This logo applies to 4x and 6x speed DVD-RW discs.
Recording Features
Rewrite
(page 48)
Auto
Chapter
(page 99)
Editing Features
Manual
Chapter
(page 76)
Record
16:9 sizes
(page 53)
Change
title name
(page 73)
Delete
title
(page 75)
A-B Erase
(page 74)
Playlist
(page 77)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes*3
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes*4
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes*3
Yes
Yes*4
No
No
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• 8 cm discs
• DVD-Rs in VR mode (Video Recording format)
*3
*4
Only if the recording mode is LSP, SP, HSP, or HQ.
Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
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Playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used
in this
manual
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or
rented
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO
CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format that can be purchased
CD
DATA DVD
—
DATA DVD
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/
DVD-ROMs containing JPEG image files
DATA CD
—
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3
audio tracks or JPEG image files
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
—
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks.
Discs that cannot be played
• PHOTO CDs
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are not
recorded in music CD or Video CD format, or do
not contain MP3 or JPEG files
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs that do not contain JPEG files or
are not in DVD Video format
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 13)
• DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
Recording format)
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Characteristics
8 cm DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD-R
recorded with a DVD video camera.
(Still images recorded with a DVD video
camera cannot be played.)
Maximum recordable number of titles
Disc
Number of titles*
HDD
300
DVD-RW/DVD-R
99
DVD+RW/DVD+R
49
DVD+R DL
49
* The maximum length for each title is eight hours.
Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear
of the unit and will only play DVD VIDEOs
(playback only) labelled with identical region
codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by region code.”
will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
X
RDR–XXXX
00V 00Hz
00W
NO.
0-000-000-00
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please be
aware that among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does not
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard,
playback on this product is not guaranteed.
b Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalised. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format, reformat the
disc (page 29). Note that the disc’s contents will be
erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD+Rs, DVD-Rs,
or DVD-RWs (Video mode) that contain recordings
made on other DVD equipment.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new
recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings made
on other DVD equipment. If you do add a new
recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the DVD
menu.
• You cannot edit recordings on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs
(Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs that are made on
other DVD equipment.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
• You may not be able to record on some recordable
discs, depending on the disc.
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Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder.
b Notes
•
•
•
•
Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a SCART or video input jack.
Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord (phono plug × 3 y phono plug × 3) (1)
• Mains lead (1)
• Aerial cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach
“Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead” on page 21.
AERIAL
HDMI OUT
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
Hookups and Settings
DVD recorder
to AERIAL IN
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
AERIAL
IN
OUT
TV
to AERIAL OUT
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the
recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV, using the supplied aerial
cable.
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Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cords
Select one of the following patterns A through E, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to view pictures.
A Connecting to a SCART input jack
When you set “Line1 Output” to “S Video” or “RGB” in “Easy Setup” (page 25), use a SCART cord that
conforms to the selected signal.
B Connecting to a video input jack
You will enjoy standard quality images.
C Connecting to an S VIDEO input jack
You will enjoy high quality images.
D Connecting to component video input jacks (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR)
You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high quality images.
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format signals, you must use this connection and set
“Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On” (page 95). Then press PROGRESSIVE on the remote to send
progressive video signals. For details, see “Using the PROGRESSIVE button” on page 19.
E Connecting to an HDMI input jack (RDR-HXD910 only*)
Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the
HDMI OUT jack.
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B
INPUT
C
INPUT
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
L
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
(yellow)
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to HDMI OUT
(RDR-HXD910
only)
to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
AERIAL
HDMI OUT
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
DVD recorder
Y
IN
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
-AUDIO
R
L
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
VIDEO
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
to i LINE 1 – TV
(red)
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
(blue)
(green)
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
E
A
IN
Component video
cord (not supplied)
TV
D
(green)
PB/CB
(blue)
PR/CR
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
Hookups and Settings
AUDIO
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
: Signal flow
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see page 94.
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3 jack on the
recorder (page 26).
b Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord
between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
• You cannot use the PROGRESSIVE button with the
connections B and C.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via the
SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the
recorder automatically when you start playback. If
necessary, press t TV/VIDEO to return the input to
the TV.
• For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will need a
SCART cord that has the full 21 pins. Refer to your
TV’s instruction manual as well for this connection.
• If you connect this recorder to a TV with
SMARTLINK, set “Line1 Output” to “Video” in “Easy
Setup.”
• You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack (connection
E) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP compliant (e.g.,
DVI jacks on PC displays).
* This DVD recorder is based on version 1.1 of HighDefinition Multimedia Interface Specifications.
This DVD recorder incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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*1
About the SMARTLINK features
(for SCART connections only)
*2
*3
If the connected TV (or other connected
equipment such as a set top box) complies with
SMARTLINK, NexTView Link*3,
MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2,
CINEMALINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW
LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this recorder
automatically runs the SMARTLINK function
after you complete the connection pattern A on
page 16 (the SMARTLINK indicator lights up
when you turn on your TV). You can enjoy the
following SMARTLINK features.
• TV Direct Rec
You can easily record what you are watching on
your TV (page 31).
• One Touch Play
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV’s input to the recorder, and start playback
with one touch of the H (play) button
(page 61).
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the Title
List menu with one touch of the TITLE LIST
button (page 61).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the timer
programming menu with one touch of the
[TIMER] button (page 50).
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if the
recorder is not used after you turn off the TV.
• One Touch EPG
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the
Electronic Programme Guide screen with one
touch of the
(GUIDE) button on the remote
(page 41).
• EPG Title Download
The recorder will automatically download and
set the title of the programme being recorded
from LINE 1 according to the title name
displayed in the EPG of the connected TV or
STB.
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*4
*5
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig
Corporation.
“EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are trademarks
of Philips Corporation.
“Q-Link” and “NexTView Link” are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation.
“EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba
Corporation.
“T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
z Hint
SMARTLINK also works with TVs or other equipment
having EPG Timer Control, EPG Title Download, and
Now Recording functions. For details, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with your TV or other
equipment.
b Notes
• The SMARTLINK features are available only when
“Video” is selected in “Line1 Output.”
• The SMARTLINK features are not available for
devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3
jack.
• The SMARTLINK features are not available when
“Power Save” is set to “On” (page 102).
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
Using the PROGRESSIVE button
By using the PROGRESSIVE button, you can
select the signal format in which the recorder
outputs video signals: interlace or progressive.
Connect the recorder using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (pattern
D on page 16).
2
Set “Component Out” in “Video” setup to
“On” (page 95).
3
Press the PROGRESSIVE button.
“PROGRESSIVE” appears in the front panel
display when the recorder outputs progressive
signals.
Hookups and Settings
1
◆ Progressive
Select this when:
– your TV accepts progressive signals, and,
– the TV is connected to the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
Note that the pictures will not be clear or no
picture will appear if you select progressive signal
output when either of the above conditions is not
met.
◆ Interlace
Set to this position when:
– your TV does not accept progressive signals, or,
– your TV is connected to jacks other than the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (LINE 2
OUT (VIDEO or S VIDEO)).
z Hint
When you select progressive signal output, you can finetune the signal according to the type of software you are
watching (page 95).
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Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector,
or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound.
A Connecting to audio L/R input jacks
This connection will use your TV’s or stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound. You can
enjoy the following surround effects (page 64).
• TV: Dynamic, Wide, Night
• Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night
B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and a digital input
jack, use this connection. You can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch)
surround effects.
(red)
A
INPUT
(yellow)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
VIDEO
(white)
(white)
L
AUDIO
(red)
(yellow)*
R
-AUDIO
R
L
LINE
2
OUT
to HDMI OUT
(RDR-HXD910
only)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
HDMI OUT
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
-AUDIO
R
L
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
DVD recorder
Y
IN
HDMI OUT
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
VIDEO
S VIDEO
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
or
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
HDMI cord
Optical digital cord
(not supplied) (not supplied)
to coaxial or optical/HDMI digital input
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
Front (L)
Centre
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 16).
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Subwoofer
B
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
*1 Manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby,” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC IN
terminal of the recorder. Then plug the recorder
and TV mains leads (power cords) into the mains.
After you connect the mains lead, you must wait
for a short while before operating the
recorder. You can operate the recorder once the
front panel display lights up and the recorder
enters standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 26), be sure to connect the mains
lead after all connections are complete.
Hookups and Settings
b Notes
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the
LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same time. This
will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
speakers.
• In the connection A, do not connect the LINE IN (RAUDIO-L) and LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks to
your TV’s audio output jacks at the same time. This
will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
speakers.
• In the connection B, after you have completed the
connection, make the appropriate settings under
“Audio Connection” in “Easy Setup” (page 25).
Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come from
your speakers.
• With the connection B, the surround sound effects of
this recorder cannot be used.
• When you connect the recorder to an AV amplifer
(receiver) using an HDMI cord (RDR-HXD910 only),
you will need to do one of the following:
– Connect the AV amplifier (receiver) to the TV with the
HDMI cord.
– Connect the recorder to the TV with a video cord other
than HDMI cord (component video cord, SVIDEO
cord, or audio/video cord).
Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead
~ AC IN
1
to AC IN
2
to mains
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Step 6: Preparing the
Remote
You can control the recorder using the supplied
remote. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the
markings inside the battery compartment. When
using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the recorder.
Controlling TVs with the remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control your
TV.
If you connected the recorder to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can use the supplied remote to
control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.
b Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) with
some or all of the buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
appropriate code number again.
TV/DVD switch
[/1
t TV/DVD
1
Number
buttons, SET,
-/--
b Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 24).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on the
front panel) to strong light, such as direct sunlight or
lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
remote.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
2 +/–
0
1
2
3
Slide the TV/DVD switch to TV.
Hold down [/1.
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
“Code numbers of controllable TVs”
below) using the number buttons.
4
Release [/1.
When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the
remote performs the following:
Buttons
Operations
Turns your TV on or off
2 (volume) +/–
Adjusts the volume of
your TV
PROG +/–
Selects the programme
position on your TV
t TV/DVD
Switches your TV’s
input source
Number buttons
and SET, -/--*
Selects the programme
position on your TV
* If you use the number buttons to select the TV’s
programme position, press -/-- followed by the
number buttons for two-digit numbers.
Code number
Samsung
06, 22, 23, 71, 72
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
Thomson
12, 13, 43, 74, 75
Toshiba
38
LG
06
JVC
33
Controlling the volume of your AV
amplifier (receiver) with the
remote
TV/DVD
switch
To operate the t TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
When the TV/DVD switch is set to DVD, the
t TV/DVD button switches between the
recorder and the last input source selected on the
TV. Point your remote at the recorder when using
this button.
When you connect the recorder to the TV via the
SCART jacks, the input source for the TV is set to
the recorder automatically when you start
playback. To watch another source, press the
t TV/DVD button to switch the TV’s input
source.
[/1
Number buttons
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Aiwa
01 (default)
Grundig
11
Hitachi
23, 24, 72
Loewe
06, 45
Nokia
15, 16, 69, 73
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 07, 08, 23, 45, 72
Saba
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
2 +/–
0
1
2
Slide the TV/DVD switch to DVD.
3
Release [/1.
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.
Hookups and Settings
[/1
Manufacturer
Hold down [/1, and enter the
manufacturer code (see the table below)
for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
number buttons.
The 2 (volume) +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
the TV/DVD switch to TV.
z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
TV/DVD switch is set to DVD, repeat the steps above
and enter the code number 90 (default).
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Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
(receivers)
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
Manufacturer
1
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Code number
Sony
Press SYSTEM MENU.
78, 79, 80, 91
Settings
Clock
DTV Settings
Language
Video
Audio
Denon
84, 85, 86
Kenwood
92, 93
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
Features
Password
Options
Easy Setup
3
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
mode number for this recorder and the supplied
remote to one that differs from the other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
Settings
Format DVD-RW :
VR
DTV Settings
Dimmer :
Normal
Video
Power Save :
Off
Audio
Auto Display :
On
Features
Command Mode :
DVD3
Password
Factory Setup
Options
Easy Setup
4
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Format DVD-RW :
VR
DTV Settings
Dimmer :
Normal
Video
Power Save :
Audio
Auto Display :
Features
Command Mode :
DVD1
DVD3
Password
Factory Setup
DVD2
Options
Off
On
DVD3
Easy Setup
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
SYSTEM
MENU
O RETURN
M/m,
ENTER
5
Select the Command mode (DVD1, DVD2,
or DVD3), and press ENTER.
6
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you
selected above.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
COMMAND
MODE
switch
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Check that the command mode switch on the
remote is set to the default setting of DVD3
before you try to change the command mode for
the recorder. If the command mode for the remote
is changed to DVD1 or DVD2, you may be
unable to operate this recorder.
◆ Component Out
If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jack, select “On.”
Step 7: Easy Setup
[/1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
◆ Audio Connection
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using either a digital optical or coaxial cord,
select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT” and set the
digital output signal (page 97).
0
O RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
3
Hookups and Settings
◆ Line1 Output
To output video signals, select “Video.”
To output S video signals, select “S Video.”
To output RGB signals, select “RGB.”
Select “Video” to enjoy the SMARTLINK
features.
• If you set “Component Out” to “On,” you
cannot select “RGB.”
Make the basic adjustments by following the onscreen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
“Easy Setup” is finished.
To return to the previous step
1
Turn on the recorder and switch the input
selector on your TV so that the signal from
the recorder appears on your TV screen.
The message about the initial settings appears.
• If this message does not appear, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
to run “Easy Setup” function (“Settings and
Adjustments” on page 89).
2
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio
decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 97).
• If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu (page 103).
Press ENTER.
Follow the on-screen instructions to make the
following settings.
◆ Auto Tune
The recorder will automatically capture and
store the available TV and Radio channels.
◆ Clock
The recorder will automatically search for a
clock signal. If a clock signal cannot be found,
set the clock manually using </M/m/,, and
press ENTER.
◆ TV Type
If you have a wide-screen TV, select “16:9.”
If you have a standard TV, select either “4:3
Letter Box” (shrink to fit) or “4:3 Pan Scan”
(stretch to fit). This will determine how
“wide-screen” images are displayed on your
TV.
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Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
After disconnecting the recorder’s mains lead from the mains, connect a VCR or similar recording device
to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack) (page 84).
See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording from connected equipment without a timer” on page 59.
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3 jack of this recorder.
TV
VCR
SCART cord (not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE 3
to i LINE 1 – TV
AERIAL
HDMI OUT
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
OPTICAL
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
DVD recorder
b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes,
watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• The SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3 jack.
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the t TV/
VIDEO button on the remote.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected VCR.
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Connecting to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
Hookups and Settings
VCR, etc.
OUTPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder (front)
(rear)
AERIAL
HDMI OUT
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
P B/
CB
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
-AUDIO
R
L
OPTICAL
VIDEO
S VIDEO
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
to LINE 4 IN
VCR, etc.
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect only the L (MONO) and VIDEO input jacks
on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack.
b Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other equipment’s output
jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. Noise (feedback) may result.
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3 jack. Disconnect the recorder’s mains
lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
TV
to SCART input
Satellite tuner, etc.
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to i LINE 1 – TV
AERIAL
to i LINE 3
HDMI OUT
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
DVD recorder
If the satellite tuner can output RGB signals
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the satellite
tuner can output RGB signals, connect the TV
SCART connector on the satellite tuner to the
LINE 3 jack, and set “Line3 Input” of “Scart
Setting” to “Video/RGB” in “Video” setup
(page 95). Note that this connection and setup
disable the SMARTLINK function. If you want to
use the SMARTLINK function with a compatible
set top box, see the instructions supplied with the
set top box.
If you want to use the Synchro Rec function
This connection is necessary to use the SynchroRecording function. See “Recording from
connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec)”
on page 58.
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Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video”
setup (page 95) according to the specifications of
your satellite tuner. See your satellite tuner’s
instructions for more information.
If you are using a B Sky B tuner, be sure to
connect the tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the LINE
3 jack. Then set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting”
according to the specifications of the VCR
SCART jack on your satellite tuner.
b Notes
• Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners.
For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
tuner.
Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info)
Seven Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
+RW
1. Inserting and Formatting
a DVD Disc (Disc Info)
+RW
VCD
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
-R
New discs are automatically formatted when
inserted. If necessary, you can manually re-format
a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc to make a blank
disc. For DVD-RWs, you can select a recording
format (VR mode or Video mode) according to
your needs (page 10).
DVD
DATA DVD DATA CD
Z
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DVD
1
2
3
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
0
1
2
Press DVD.
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.
2
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
Inserting a Disc
-RWVR -RWVideo
Press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
Close
Disc Info
Record
With the recording/playing side facing down
Play
Line Audio Input
3
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted automatically.
Options for the disc or picture
The TOOLS menu displays options
applicable to the entire disc (e.g. disc
protection), recorder (e.g. audio settings
during recording), or multiple items on a list
menu (e.g. erasing multiple titles). The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
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3
Move the cursor down the TOOLS menu
until “Disc Info” is selected, and press
ENTER.
Example: When a DVD-RW (VR mode) is
inserted.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
Format
HSP : 0H45M
LP : 1H30M
SEP : 4H00M
VR
Protect Disc
Finalise
Off
SP : 1H00M
EP : 2H00M
Erase All
Format
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
1 “Disc Name” (DVD only)
2 “Media”: Disc type
3 “Format”: Recording format type (DVDRW only)
4 “On”/“Off”: Indicates whether
protection is set (DVD-RW in VR mode
only)
5 “Title no.”: Total number of titles
6 “Date”: Dates of when the oldest and the
most recent titles were recorded (DVD
only)
7 “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
(approximate)
• The remaining recording time in each of the
recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space
8 Disc setting buttons
“Disc Name” (page 38)
“Protect Disc” (page 38)
“Finalise”/“Unfinalise” (page 39)
“Erase All” (page 76)
“Format”
Available settings differ depending on the
disc type.
4
5
Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
For DVD-RWs, select “VR” or “Video,” and
press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
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z Hints
• By reformatting, you can change the recording format
on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs that have
been finalised.
• For DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode), you can
check free space and title location on the disc using the
Disc Map display (page 76).
b Note
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1
billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc
space.
2. Recording a Programme
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after 8 hours of
continuous recording or when the HDD or
DVD is full.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP located beneath the remote
control cover.
Note that it may take a few seconds for recorder to
stop recording.
t TV/DVD
HDD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
0
To pause recording
Press X REC PAUSE located beneath the remote
control cover.
To restart recording, press the button again.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
X REC PAUSE
z REC
x REC STOP
REC MODE
If your TV is connected to the LINE 1 – TV jack,
set your TV to the TV input using the t TV/
DVD button and select the programme you want
to watch. If your TV is connected to the LINE
OUT or COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
the TV to TV input using the t TV/DVD button
(page 22).
DISPLAY
TV Direct Rec
1
Press HDD or DVD.
When you record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD (see “Inserting a Disc” on
page 29).
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display on
the TV screen changes as follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
LP
SEP
SLP
EP
For more details about the recording mode,
see page 48.
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily record what you are watching on your TV.
When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
press z REC. The recorder automatically turns on
and starts recording what you are watching on the
TV.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
This section introduces the basic operation to
record the current TV programme to the hard disk
(HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an explanation of
how to make timer recordings, see page 48.
4
z Hint
If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can
turn off the TV.
b Notes
• If “TV” appears in the front panel display, you cannot
turn off the TV or change the programme position
during TV Direct Rec. To turn off the function, set “TV
Direct Rec” to “Off” in “Features” setup (page 99).
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to
start recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording or during recording pause.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
• To use the TV Direct Rec function, you must first set
the recorder’s clock correctly.
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Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information such as
recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
The recording information appears.
3. Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
To play a recorded title, select the title from the
Title List.
DVD
HDD
A Disc type/format
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
B Recording status
3
0
C Recording mode
TITLE LIST
D Recording time
M/m,
ENTER
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
/
m/M
1
TOOLS
H/X/x
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see
“Inserting a Disc” on page 29).
Playback starts automatically depending on
the disc.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the extended Title List, press
TOOLS to select “Display List,” and press
ENTER.
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Title List with Thumbnail Images (Example:
DVD-RW in VR mode)
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
3
The sub-menu appears.
The sub-menu displays options applicable
only to selected item. The displayed options
differ depending on the model, situation, and
disc type.
4.3 / 4.7GB
12 Tennis
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
Select a title, and press ENTER.
AAB
(0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
11 Travel
DEF
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
10 Mystery
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
TITLE LIST
AAB
(1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
ORIGINAL
12 Tennis
9 World Sports
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
11 Travel
Play Beginning
Erase
DEF
SEP 0.3GB
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M)
Protect
m
10 Mystery
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
Extended Title List
TITLE LIST
4.3 / 4.7GB
Close
AAB
Play LSP 0.9GB
(0H30M)
9 World Sports
Dubbing
AAB
Visual Search
(1H00M)
SLP 0.8GB
Title Name
Delete Chapter GHI
SEP 0.6GB
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M)
A-B Erase
ORIGINAL
4.3 / 4.7GB
12
Tennis
Fri
11
Travel
Wed 26.10
10
Sub-menu
28.10
25.10
Mystery
Tue
9
World Sports
Wed 19.10
8
Family
Mon
17.10
7
Nature
Sat
15.10
6
News
Fri
14.10
5
Weather
Thu
13.10
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x.
A Disc type:
Displays a media type, HDD or DVD.
Also displays the title type (Original or
Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR mode).
B Disc space (remainder/total)
C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date. Title size is shown in the
Thumbnail title list.
z (red): Indicates that the title is currently
being recorded.
: Indicates that the title is currently being
dubbed.
: Indicates the protected title.
“NEW” (or N): Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
: Indicates that the Update function is set
(HDD only) (page 50).
: Indicates titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals (HDD only)
(page 80).
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit on the
list. To view the hidden titles, press M/m.
E Title’s thumbnail picture
The still images for each title are displayed.
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned on.
Each time you press
/
, the entire Title List
changes to the previous/next page of titles.
About the Title List for HDD/DVD-RWs (VR
mode)
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
GHI
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
You can switch the Title List to show Original or
Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
TOOLS to select either “Original” or “Playlist,”
and press ENTER.
For details, see “Edit options for the HDD and
DVD-RWs (VR mode)” on page 72.
To change the title order (Sort)
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
TOOLS to select “Sort Titles.” Press M/m to select
the item, and press ENTER.
Order
Sorted
By Date
in order of when the titles were
recorded. The title that is recorded
most recently is listed at the top.
By Title
in alphabetical order.
By Number
in order of recorded title number.
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Order
Sorted
Unseen Title
(HDD only)
in order of when the titles were
recorded. The title that is recorded
most recently and not played back
is listed at the top. Playlist titles
are not displayed.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (HDD/DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
picture shown in the Title List menu.
1
2
3
4. Displaying the Playing
Time and Play Information
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also,
you can check the disc name recorded on the
DVD/CD.
Press TITLE LIST in stop mode.
Select a title whose thumbnail picture you
want to change, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Set Thumbnail,” and press ENTER.
The selected title starts to play in the
background.
4
While watching the playback picture, press
H, X, or m/M to select the scene you
want to set for a thumbnail picture, and press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
To turn off the Title List
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
TIME/TEXT
DISPLAY
Press TITLE LIST.
z Hints
• After recording, the first scene of the recording (the
title) is automatically set as the thumbnail picture.
• You can select “TITLE LIST” from the System Menu.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
b Notes
Display 1 t Display 2 t Display off
• The title names may not appear for DVDs created on
other DVD recorders.
• The letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with
“*.”
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail pictures to
be displayed.
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may change to
the first scene of the recording (title).
• After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on the
source recording is cancelled.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
Display 1
Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO
Title 1
Angle3(5)
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
A Title number/name
(Shows either track number, track name,
scene number, or file name for CDs, VIDEO
CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
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B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
(
angle/
audio/
subtitle, etc.),
or playback data for DATA DVDs and
DATA CDs
C The current selected function or audio
setting (appears only temporarily)
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
Rear (L/R)
z Hints
• If “DTS” is set to “Off” in “Audio” setup, the DTS
track selection option will not appear on the screen
even if the disc contains DTS tracks (page 97).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
“Options” setup (page 102), playback information
automatically appears when the recorder is turned on,
etc.
b Note
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Front (L/R) + Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
Checking the playing/remaining
time
You can view the playing or time information
displayed on the TV screen and the front panel
display.
Display 2
Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
Front panel display
Example: When playing a DVD
A Disc type*1/format (page 10)
Playing time and number of the current title
B Title type (only appears for Playlists)
(page 72)
C Play mode
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
Remaining time of the current title
D Recording mode (page 48)
E Playing status bar*2
F Title number (chapter number*3) (page 67)
(Shows either track number, scene number,
album number*3, or file number for CDs,
VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
Playing time and number of the current
chapter
Remaining time of the current chapter
G Album name appears for CDs with CD text,
DATA DVDs or DATA CDs when you
press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
H Playing time (remaining time*3)
*1
Example: When dubbing a DVD
Remaining time of dubbing in progress
Displays Super VIDEO CDs as “SVCD,” DATA CDs
as “CD” and DATA DVDs as “DVD.”
*2 Does not appear with VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, and
DATA CDs.
*3 Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
,continued
35
Example: When playing a VIDEO CD
Playing time and number of the current
scene or track
Example: When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track/index number
m
Remaining time of the current track
m
5. Changing the Name of a
Recorded Programme
You can label a DVD, title, or program by entering
characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a
title or disc name, but the actual number of
characters displayed in the menus such as the Title
List will vary. The steps below explain how to
change the name of the recorded programme.
Playing time of the disc
m
Remaining time of the disc
m
Number
buttons, SET
CD text (when available)
Example: When playing an MP3 audio track
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
Playing time and number of the current track
m
TITLE LIST
Current album number
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Example: When viewing a JPEG image
Current file number and total number of files in the
current album
m
Current album number and total number of albums
b Notes
• The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
text, such as the disc name.
• The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be displayed
correctly.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Title Name,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
4
Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to
the right of the screen and select “A”
(upper-case), “a” (lower-case), or
“Symbol,” and press ENTER.
The characters of the selected type are
displayed.
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5
Press </M/m/, to select the character
you want to enter, and press ENTER.
The selected character appears at the top of
the display.
Example: Input Title Name
To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters.
In step 5 above, press a number button
repeatedly to select a character.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to enter
“F.”
2
3
Press SET and select the next character.
Input Title Name
1
6
"A"
2
Back
7
"a"
3
Clear All
8
4
Space
9
Cancel
0
Finish
5
6
Symbol
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter the
remaining characters.
Input row
Input Title Name
1
-
6
"A"
2
c
Back
7
"a"
3
f
Clear All
8
Space
9
Cancel
0
Finish
4
5
Symbol
To erase a character, move the cursor to the
right of the character at the input row. Select
“Back” and press ENTER.
To insert a character, move the cursor to the
right of the point where you want to insert the
character. Select the character and press
ENTER.
To erase all of the characters, select “Clear
All” and press ENTER.
7
Select “Finish” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• You can erase all displayed characters by pressing and
holding CLEAR for 2 seconds or more.
• You can switch between “A” (upper-case), “a” (lowercase), or “Symbol” even if you press INPUT SELECT.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
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6. Labelling and Protecting
a Disc
You can execute options effective for the entire
disc using the Disc Information display.
Protecting a disc
-RWVR
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.
2
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Disc Information
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Close
DiscName
Disc Name
0
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
Format
HSP : 0H45M
LP : 1H30M
SEP : 4H00M
VR
Protect Disc
Finalise
Off
SP : 1H00M
EP : 2H00M
Erase All
Format
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
3
4
Select “Protect Disc,” and press ENTER.
Select “Protect,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the protection
Select “Don’t Protect” in step 4.
Labelling a disc
+RW
1
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.
2
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Example: When the inserted disc is a DVDRW (VR mode).
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
Format
HSP : 0H45M
LP : 1H30M
SEP : 4H00M
VR
Protect Disc
Finalise
Off
SP : 1H00M
EP : 2H00M
Erase All
Format
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
3
Select “Disc Name,” and press ENTER.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc Name”
display (page 36).
b Note
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc name.
The disc name may not appear when the disc is played on
other DVD equipment.
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z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles (page 73).
7. Playing the Disc on Other
DVD Equipment (Finalise)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Discs are automatically finalised when
removed from the recorder. However,
you may need to finalise the disc for
certain DVD equipment, or if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalising.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
1
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.
2
Finalising is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalising and asks for
confirmation.
Finalising is unnecessary when playing
a disc on VR format compatible
equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment is
VR format compatible, you may need to
finalise the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalising.
Finalising is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to record
on it again, unfinalise or reformat the
disc (page 29). However, if you reformat
the disc, all recorded contents will be
erased.
Insert a disc.
Finalise
About xx min. is needed for finalise this disc.
This operation cannot be aborted.
Do you still wish to proceed?
OK
4
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
Finalising is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalise a DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video
mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R, a DVD menu will be
automatically created, which can be displayed on
other DVD equipment.
Before finalising, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
Differences between the disc types
3
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalised or not.
If you cannot select “Finalise” in step 3 above, the disc
has already been finalised.
b Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or
the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalised.
• The recorder may not be able to finalise the disc if it
was recorded on another recorder.
,continued
39
Unfinalising a disc
-RWVR -RWVideo
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
DVD-RW (Video mode) that have been finalised
to prohibit additional recording or editing can be
unfinalised to allow further recording or editing.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) that has been finalised with other DVD
equipment, “This disc was finalised. Unfinalise
it.” may appear.
b Note
The recorder is not able to unfinalise DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that have been finalised on another recorder.
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.
2
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Select “Unfinalise,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
Unfinalising may take several minutes.
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Example of EPG Display:
Guide to Digital Services
All Programmes
040
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
DDE NEWS 15
Thu 27 Oct
10:30
11:00
b Note
DDE NEWS 15
DDE News
DDE News
NCE
Live from Prague
Digital Services availability depends on the broadcaster.
Digital Services are not instantly available when the
recorder is first turned on.
J9
No Event Information
CMY
No Event Information
AAC
Opening...
NCE 1
John's...
EFF News
EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
No Event Information
NCE 5
City
Category
30 min View
The EPG provides a quick and easy way to:
• View a complete list of all available channels.
• View a channel list related to a chosen category.
• Set a programme to be recorded (page 51).
Viewing a list of available
channels
12:00
DDE News
NCE News
Foreign Markets - Mor...
No Event...
Hobbies and Interests
Fabulous...
EFF News
Family
Houses
Drive in ...
No Event...
Tennis
+ 24H
A Indicates the TV or Radio mode. The Radio
mode is indicated by a Radio icon
B Indicates the Local Channel Number and
the Channel name of the programme that is
currently highlighted in the list
Guide to Digital Services
EPG (Electronic Programme
Guide)
11:30
C Indicates the currently highlighted
programme and allows you to move around
the list
D Channel name
E Indicates the currently viewed programme
Number
buttons, SET
CLEAR
O RETURN
/
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
F Indicates if a timer recording is associated
with the event (page 52)
Coloured
control
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
G Coloured Control buttons
H Truncated programme title in case the name
is too long to be displayed in the cell
I Event bar (e.g. Indicates a timer recording
has been set during this time)
J Time slot
K Icon tray. Depending on the channel and
programme settings some icons may appear
in the display:
: Either the channel or the programme is
locked (page 90)
: Timer event icons (page 52)
1
L Indicates the current time and date
Press the
button to display the EPG.
This display consists of an information box
and a ten channel programme list covering a
two hour period.
,continued
41
2
Press the </M/m/, buttons or enter a
channel number using the number buttons
to move around the list.
If you press the , button after highlighting
the last programme on the right, the schedule
for the next two hours is displayed (depending
on availability from the broadcaster).
All Programmes
040
3
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
DDE NEWS 15
Thu 27 Oct
10:30
11:00
11:30
DDE NEWS 15
DDE News
DDE News
NCE
Live from Prague
J9
No Event Information
CMY
No Event Information
AAC
Opening...
Foreign Markets - Mor...
No Event...
NCE 1
John's...
Hobbies and Interests
Fabulous...
EFF News
EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
No Event Information
NCE 5
City
Category
30 min View
This feature allows you to search for programmes
related to a particular topic.
For example, if you select ‘News’ from the
category pop-up list, then only programmes
related to News will be shown in the EPG.
12:00
DDE News
NCE News
b Note
The category of each programme is determined by the
broadcaster.
EFF News
Family
Houses
Drive in ...
No Event...
Tennis
+ 24H
Press the GREEN button to toggle the
display between the 2 hours schedule
viewing (half hour time slots) and the 30
minutes schedule viewing (15 minutes
time slots).
4
Press the
/
buttons to display the
previous/next ten channels.
5
Press the BLUE/YELLOW buttons to view
the next or previous 24 hours programme
schedule.
6
Select a programme you wish to view.
Once highlighted, press the ENTER button.
The full screen dialog appears with the
description of the programme displayed in the
information box.
7
Viewing programmes related to a
specific category.
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
Coloured
control
buttons
0
M/m,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
1
2
Press the
button to display the EPG.
Press the RED button. The category pop-up
list appears.
All Programmes
Select “View Channel,”and press ENTER
to view the programme.
040
Thu 27 Oct
z Hints
• The time range can be moved up to 8 days from the
current time.
• In step 2 above, you can access directly the desired
channel position by using the numbered buttons on the
remote control.
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
DDE NEWS 15
10:30
11:00
DDE NEWS 15
DDE News
DDE News
NCE
Live from Prague
J9
No Event Information
CMY
No Event Information
11:30
12:00
DDE News
NCE News
All Programmes Opening...
AAC
Foreign Markets - Mor...
No Event...
Favourite
List 1 John's...
NCE
1
Hobbies and Interests
Fabulous...
Favourite
EFF
News List 2 EFF News
Channel
J List 3 Weather
Favourite
EFF News
Family
Drive in ...
HGF
Favourite List 4 No Event Information
NCE 5
City
Houses
No Event...
Tennis
Back
3
Press the M/m buttons to highlight the
category you want, then press the ENTER
button.
The chosen category is displayed in a title bar
at the top of the EPG display and only
programmes related to that category will be
shown in the list.
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4
Press the M/m buttons to highlight a
current time broadcasted programme you
wish to view, then press the ENTER button.
The sub menu appears with the description of
the programme displayed in the information
box.
5
Programme information
The programme information display provides a
quick and easy way to:
• View descriptions of the programmes being
broadcast now and next on the current channel.
• View descriptions of the programmes being
broadcast now and next on the other channels.
• Switch between TV and RADIO channels.
Displaying the programme
information
Number
buttons, SET
Select “View Channel,”and press ENTER
to view the programme.
To scroll the Category display by page (Page
mode)
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
3
0
TV/RADIO
O RETURN
Press
/
while the Category display is
turned on to change to the previous/next Category
page.
z Hint
In Step 4 above, the EPG application also allows you to
set a timer recording, see page 52 for more details.
1
Guide to Digital Services
◆ Some examples of category types are as
follows:
All Programmes: This gives a complete
channel list.
Favourite List 1: Displays the favourite
channels you have stored in the Favourite list
1 folder (page 45).
Films: Displays movies available for viewing.
News: Displays all news channels.
Entertainment: Displays all entertainment
channels.
Sports: Displays all sports channels.
Kids: Displays all children’s channels.
Music: Displays all music channels.
/
1
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Press the
button to display the
programme information screen.
The Information display appears showing a
description of the current programme on view.
Information
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
040 J9
051 NCE
001 DDE NEWS 15
Current Event
DDE News
10:30-11:00
005 CMY
News with reports from Britain an arround the world.
007 AAC
012 NCE 1
023 EFF News
032 Channel J
2
Press the </, buttons to toggle the
display between a description of the
current programme and the next
programme on that channel.
,continued
43
3
Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
number using the number buttons to
display programme information on other
channels.
4
Press the TV/RADIO button to switch
between the TV and Radio channels
5
When viewing information for the currently
highlighted channel, press the ENTER
button to exit the information display and
view the programme.
To scroll the Information display by page
(Page mode)
Press
/
while the Information display is
turned on to change to the previous/next page.
z Hint
Press the
button while the Information screen is
turned on to toggle only the channels registered in the
latest displayed Favourite List, see “Moving to a
different favourite list” on page 46.
Viewing a digital text
service
Many digital TV channels broadcast information
via their text service. This digital service includes
high quality digital text and graphics along with
advanced navigation options. Additionally, this
recorder has access to dedicated text channels
transmitted by the broadcasters.
b Note
The appearance, content and navigation methods of all
digital text services are decided by the broadcaster.
Selecting digital text from
dedicated digital teletext
channels
Number
buttons, SET
CLEAR
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
3
PROG +/–
Coloured
control
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Select a dedicated channel that is
broadcasting digital text.
If you do not know the number of a dedicated
digital text channel, you can use the
‘Electronic Programme Guide’ by pressing
the
button to find one (page 41).
2
Once the text page is displayed (this may
take some time), follow the on-screen
instructions to obtain your required
selection.
On some pages the TV programme may also
be displayed on the text screen. On-screen
instructions will inform you how to change
the displayed programme.
44
3
If you are instructed to press ‘OK’ or
‘Select’ when viewing the text pages,
press the ENTER button.
4
When you have finished viewing the text
service, follow the on screen instructions,
or press the PROG +/- button to exit.
Digital text services may also be available on
other digital channels. This is sometimes indicated
by a small symbol on your TV screen,
superimposed on the programme you are
watching.
1
2
3
The Favourite application gives you the option to:
• Store your favourite channels into one of four
TV or four Radio lists.
• Add or delete channels to the Favourites List.
• Quickly display a favourite channel on screen.
Setting a favourite list
Number
buttons, SET
Select a channel.
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
Press the
(Text) button or RED button or
the button indicated on screen by the
broadcaster.
Once the text information is displayed, you
can access required information by using
the </M/m/, buttons, the coloured
buttons and/or the numbered buttons on
the remote control.
Guide to Digital Services
Selecting digital text from other
channels
Favourites
3
0
TV/RADIO
Coloured
control
buttons
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
If you are instructed to press ‘OK’ or ‘Select’
when viewing the text pages, press the
ENTER button on your remote control.
4
When you have finished viewing the text
service displays, follow the on screen
instructions, or press the PROG +/- button
to exit.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu Display appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
3
Select “DTV Settings,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Favourites
DTV Settings
Parental Lock
Video
Tuning
Audio
Technical information
Features
Password
Options
Easy Setup
,continued
45
4
Select “Favourites,” and press ENTER
The DTV Settings- Favourites List 1 display
appears.
Favourites List 1
Programme
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
005
Digital Teletext
Page Up
Page Down
Next List
Moving to a different favourite list
1
While a Favourite List is displayed, press
repeatedly the YELLOW button on the
remote control until the favourite list you
want to view is displayed.
Favourites List 3
Programme Service
Show Fav
This display shows all the TV or Radio
channels available to you.
5
Press the TV/RADIO button to display
either your favourite TV or favourite Radio
channels at any time.
The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
of a Radio icon
in the Favourite List panel.
6
Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
number to highlight a channel you want to
add as a favourite, then press the ENTER
button.
Favourites List 1
Programme
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
005
Page Up
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
005
Page Up
Next List
Show Fav
2
To add a channel to this new list, press the
M/m buttons to highlight the channel you
wish to add and press the ENTER button.
3
When you have stored all your favourite
channels, press the RETURN button
repeatedly to come back to normal
operation.
Watching or listening to a
favourite channel
Digital Teletext
Page Down
Next List
Show Fav
If you do not wish to choose from one of the
five channels in the display, press the RED or
GREEN button to view the previous or next
five channels available.
Number
buttons, SET
CLEAR
A channel selected as a favourite is identified by
an icon next to the programme number.
In Step 6 above press the M/m buttons to highlight
the channel you want to delete from your
Favourite List, then press ENTER: the icon
next to the programme number disappears.
z Hints
• Press the BLUE button to view the list showing only
your favourite channels.
• Press the BLUE button once again when you wish to
return to the previous favourite channel setting display.
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
TV/RADIO
Coloured
control
buttons
Deleting a favourite channel
46
Digital Teletext
Page Down
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
/
While in normal operation mode, press
the button on the remote control.
A Favourite List display appears.
Indicates the currently viewed channel
Favourite List 1
040
DDE NEWS 15
001
NCE
Live from Prague
10:12 - 12:00
J9
No Event Information
09:35 - 10:45
CMY
Opening
10:00 - 11:00
022
AAC
News
10:10 - 10:50
025
NCE 1
Weather
10:30 - 10:37
List 2
List 3
List 4
Each favourite list is represented by a
coloured button.
4
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
3
0
TV/RADIO
Coloured
control
buttons
Press the TV/RADIO button to display
either your favourite TV or favourite Radio
channels at any time.
The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
of a Radio icon
in the Favourite List panel.
3
The Index application is an easy way to display a
scrollable list of all the tuned channels, including
your favourites channel lists, and allows one of
these to be selected.
Press the coloured buttons on the remote
control that represents the desired list to
be displayed.
O RETURN
Press the M/m button to highlight the
channel you wish to view or listen to, then
press the ENTER button.
While in normal operation mode, press the
ENTER button on the remote control.
The Index display appears.
Channel List
To scroll the Favourite List display by page
(Page mode)
Press
/
while the Favourite List display is
turned on to change to the previous/next page.
2
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
040
DDE NEWS 15
001
NCE
Live from Prague
003
J9
No Event Information
09:35 - 10:45
010
CMY
Opening
10:00 - 11:00
022
AAC
News
10:10 - 10:50
025
NCE 1
Weather
List 1
z Hint
If you wish, the currently viewed channel can be added
to the favourite list. Simply press the coloured button
indicated in the display to add it to the list.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
/
1
Guide to Digital Services
003
010
Add to List 1
2
Index
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List 2
10:12 - 12:00
10:30 - 10:37
List 3
List 4
Press the TV/RADIO button to display either
the TV or the Radio channels at any time.
The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
of a Radio icon
in the Index panel.
3
Press the coloured buttons on the remote
control if you wish to display your
Favourites Lists.
4
Press the M/m buttons to highlight the
desired channel, then press the ENTER
button to exit the index menu and view the
selected channel.
To scroll the Index display by page (Page mode)
Press
/
while the Index display is turned
on to change to the previous/next page.
47
*
Timer Recording
Recording Recording time (hours)
mode
HDD
RDRHXD910
33
53
1
R 51
81
1 hr.
30 min.
67
107
2
LSP
r 85
135
2 hr.
30 min.
LP
r 103
164
3
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• This recorder can record on various discs. Select
the disc type according to your needs (page 10).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 29). For HDD,
DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you can free up
disc space by erasing titles (page 76).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture
size if necessary (page 53).
z Hint
Timer recordings will be made regardless whether or not
the recorder is turned on. You can turn off the recorder
without affecting the recording even after recording
starts.
b Notes
• If any digital teletext is operated while recording, it’s
contents will be recorded on the disc.
• If the subtitles are displayed while recording, they will
be recorded on the disc.
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 39).
Recording mode
Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has eight different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select the High Quality
mode (HQ). If recording time is your priority,
Super Extended Play mode (SEP) can be a
possible choice. Note that recording times in the
following table are approximate and the actual
times may differ. Note also that the maximum
continuous recording time for a single title is eight
hours. Contents beyond this time will not be
recorded.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
48
DVD*
RDRHXD710
HQ (High
quality)
HSP
SP
(Standard
mode)
EP
r 137
217
4
SLP
r 204
325
6
428
8
SEP (Long
duration)
269
* The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double Layer)
discs is as follows:
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
LP: 5 hours 25 minutes
EP: 7 hours 14 minutes
SLP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SEP: 14 hours 28 minutes
“HQ+” recording mode
“HQ+” records pictures in higher quality than HQ
on the HDD. Set “HQ Setting” in “Features” setup
to “HQ+” (page 100). Maximum recording time is
21 hours for RDR-HXD710, or 34 hours for RDRHXD910. “HQ” appears in the display.
b Note
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or a
programme or video source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Unrecordable pictures
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard signal,
the recorder continues to record but only a blank,
grey coloured screen will be recorded.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Once
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
HDD
-RWVR (CPRM*)
Copy-Never
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 10).
HDD
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
You can set the timer for a total of 30 programmes
up to one month in advance.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and EPG method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• EPG: Set a programme to be recorded based on
the information provided by the EPG (Electronic
Programme Guide) (page 51). This method
allows you to set the timer up to 8 days from the
current time (depending on programme
availability from the broadcaster).
Timer Recording
Copy-Free
Recordable discs
Timer Recording (Standard/
EPG)
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
[TIMER]
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
x REC STOP
1
Press [TIMER].
Timer - Standard
OK
Set the timer manually.
Cancel
Date
Start
Stop
Today
:
:
Source
Prog.
Media
Details
Mode: SP
Update: - -
,continued
49
2
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
“Date”: Sets the date.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Tomorrow y …… y Thu
28.10 (1 month later) y Sun (every Sunday)
y …… y Sat (every Saturday) y
Mon-Fri (Monday to Friday) y Mon-Sat
(Monday to Saturday) y Sun-Sat (Sunday to
Saturday) y Today
“Start”: Sets the start time.
“Stop”: Sets the stop time.
“Source”: Selects the input source as follows:
TV y Line (External input) y Radio y
TV
“Prog.”: Selects the TV/Radio programme
position or input line.
“Media”: Selects the media, HDD or DVD.
• If you want to change the setting for the
Mode or Update functions, select “Details”
and press ENTER. Select an item using </
, and set using M/m.
“Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 48).
“Update” (HDD only): Automatically records
over a previously recorded programme that is
set to be recorded daily or weekly.
To return to the Timer programming menu,
select “Previous” and ENTER.
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
3
If the timer settings overlap
Overlapped timer settings are shown as follows.
Timer
These timer settings overlap. Do you want to continue?
To stop recording during timer recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Rec Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for the
recording, the recorder automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the entire programme to
be recorded. This function is normally set to “On.”
Wed 29.10 21:00-22:00 AAB
DVD SP
Wed 29.10 20:30-22:00 DEF
DVD SP
OK
Cancel
To store the setting as shown, select “OK.” The
programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished (page 57).
To cancel the overlapped setting, select “Cancel.”
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” on page 56.
To extend the recording duration time while
recording
1
Press TOOLS during recording to select
“Extend Rec,” and press ENTER.
Extend Rec. Time
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The Timer List (page 56) appears. The
TIMER REC indicator lights up on the front
panel and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
recorder before the timer recording starts.
50
To cancel this function, press TOOLS while the
Timer List is displayed. Select “Rec Mode
Adjust” and press ENTER. Select “Off” and press
ENTER.
OK
Set the timer extend function.
Cancel
Wed 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
Media: HDD Mode:SP
Extend Time
Off
2
Press M/m to select the duration time.
You can set the duration in increments of 10
minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes.
3
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
One Touch Timer
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily display the timer programming menu.
When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
press [TIMER]. The recorder automatically turns
on and the TV’s input is switched to the recorder.
The Timer programming menu appears.
z Hint
You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List.
The EPG application is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just select the programme you
wish to record in the EPG display. The date, time,
and channel of that programme are set
automatically.
DVD
HDD
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
3
Coloured
control
buttons
0
Timer Recording
b Notes
• If a message indicating that the disc is full appears on
the screen, change the disc, or make available space for
the recording (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW only)
(page 75).
• Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the
timer recording. If not, the timer recording cannot be
made.
To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite
tuner and select the satellite programme you want to
record. Leave the satellite tuner turned on until the
recorder finishes recording. If you connect equipment
with a timer function, you can use the Synchro Rec
function (page 58).
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. “
” will
appear next to the overlapped setting in the Timer List.
Check the priority order of the settings.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a timer
recording. It does not function with Quick Timer or
Synchro Rec. In addition, the Rec Mode Adjust
function does not work when recording to the HDD
while “Auto Title Erase” is set to “On.”
Recording TV programmes using
the EPG application
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
x REC
STOP
1
Press HDD or DVD.
When you record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD (see “Inserting a Disc” on
page 29).
2
3
Press the
button to display the EPG.
Press the </M/m/, buttons or enter a
channel number using the number buttons
to move around the list.
All Programmes
040
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
DDE NEWS 15
10:30
11:00
DDE NEWS 15
DDE News
DDE News
NCE
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11:30
12:00
J9
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CMY
No Event Information
AAC
Opening...
Foreign Markets - Mor...
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NCE 1
John's...
Hobbies and Interests
Fabulous...
EFF News
EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
No Event Information
NCE 5
City
Category
30 min View
DDE News
NCE News
EFF News
Family
Houses
Drive in ...
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To know more about the navigation options in
the EPG application, see page 41.
,continued
51
4
Select a current time TV/radio broadcast or
a future programme you wish to record.
Once highlighted, press the ENTER button.
The sub menu appears with the description of
the programme displayed in the information
box.
Event Action
Select an action for this event
Timer
View Channel
Hobbies and Interests
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NCE 1
Modify
SP 2.7GB
Erase
Today's Hint: How to make finger puppets.
Check Overlap
Cancel
In case is displayed: Indicates that the
programme is age limited (page 90).
5
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
The Timer setting confirmation display
appears
Timer
OK
To stop recording during timer recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
Cancel
Modify
“Modify,” allows you to adjust the timer
setting, see page 55.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
• In case of a current TV/radio broadcast timer
setting, your recorder will immediately start
recording.
• In case of a future programme timer setting,
you can see that an event bar and a new icon
appears in the EPG display indicating that a
timer event is associated to that programme.
All Programmes
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
DDE NEWS 15
Thu 27 Oct
10:30
11:00
DDE NEWS 15
DDE News
DDE News
NCE
Live from Prague
J9
No Event Information
CMY
No Event Information
AAC
Opening...
NCE 1
John's...
EFF News
EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
No Event Information
NCE 5
City
Category
30 min View
11:30
12:00
DDE News
NCE News
Foreign Markets - Mor...
No Event...
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Fabulous...
EFF News
Family
Houses
Drive in ...
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Your recorder will automatically begin
recording when the programme starts.
52
Press
/
while the EPG display is turned on
to display the previous/next ten channels.
See page 50.
Hobbies and Interests
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Media:HDD Mode:SP
040
To scroll the EPG display by page (Page mode)
If the timer settings overlap
Do you want to record this event?
6
◆ Some examples of timer event icon types
are as follows:
(red): Indicates the programme is set as
timer and whole programme can be recorded.
(grey): Indicates the programme is set as
timer but only a part of the programme can be
recorded. (e.g. because of timer setting
overlap).
(red): Indicates the programme is now
recording.
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (EPG)” (page 55).
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer
method (page 50).
b Notes
• It is not possible to extend the recording duration time
of the timer recording set using the EPG application
timer setting.
• This recorder is featured with an EPG timer auto extend
functionality that allows EPG timer recordings to be
made in case of broadcast early start (before the
scheduled start time) or broadcast late finishing (after
the scheduled end time).
• The EPG programme start and end time are determined
by the broadcaster.
Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size.
Each press advances the time in 30-minute
increments. The maximum duration is six hours.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
(normal recording)
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
in the front panel display. The recorder returns to
normal recording mode.
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Timer Recording
The time counter decreases minute by minute to
0:00, then the recorder stops recording (power
does not turn off). Even if you turn off the recorder
during recording, the recorder continues to record
until the time counter runs out.
Note that the Quick Timer function does not work
if “TV Direct Rec” is set to “On” in “Features”
setup (page 99).
1
TOOLS
1
Before recording starts, press TOOLS to
select “Rec Settings,” and press ENTER.
Rec. Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Rec Mode :
SP
HDD Line Rec. Picture Size:
Auto
DVD Line Rec. Picture Size:
16 : 9
Rec NR :
2
Rec Video Equalizer
2
Select the item you want to adjust, and
press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec NR
Rec NR
Off
1
2
3
“Rec Mode”: Selects the recording mode for
the desired recording time and picture quality.
For more information, see “Recording mode”
on page 48.
“HDD Line Rec. Picture Size”: Sets the
picture size of the programme to be recorded
on the HDD.
• 4:3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
mode).
• Auto (default): Automatically selects the
actual picture size.
,continued
53
“DVD Line Rec. Picture Size”: Sets the
picture size of the programme to be recorded
on the DVD.
• 4:3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9 (default): Sets the picture size to 16:9
(wide mode).
“DVD Line Rec. Picture Size” works with
DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs (Video mode) when
the recording mode is set to HQ, HSP, SP, or
LSP. For all other recording modes, the screen
size is fixed at “4:3.”
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), the actual picture
size is recorded regardless of the setting. For
example, if a 16:9 size picture is received, the
disc records the picture as 16:9 even if “DVD
Line Rec. Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen size is
fixed at “4:3.”
“Rec NR” (noise reduction): Reduces noise
contained in the video signal.
“Rec Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the picture in
greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Colour: Makes the colours deeper or lighter.
3
Adjust the setting using </M/m/,, and
press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 (strong)
“Rec Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
b Notes
• If one programme contains two picture sizes, the
selected size is recorded. However, if the 16:9 signal
cannot be recorded as 16:9, it is recorded as 4:3.
• Remnants of images may appear on your screen when
using “Rec NR.”
• “Rec Video Equalizer” does not affect the input of the
DV IN jack and does not work with RGB signals.
54
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder can automatically divide a recording
(a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks
during recording. To disable this function, set
“Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off”
(page 99).
When recording on the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode)
The recorder detects changes in the picture and
sound and automatically inserts chapter marks.
You can also insert and erase chapter marks
manually (page 76).
When recording on other recordable discs
Chapter marks are inserted at approximately 6minute intervals during recording.
b Note
When dubbing (page 79), the chapter marks in the
dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(EPG)
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+RW
HDD
+R
-R
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the EPG menu.
3
Press the M/m buttons to select the
options. Once highlighted, press the
ENTER button.
The sub menu appears:
“Modify”: Changes the timer setting. Select
an item using </, and adjust using M/m.
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
Modify
Modify the timer setting.
Hobbies and Interests
Timer Recording
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Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
Coloured
control
buttons
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Media
Mode
Record every
Update
HDD
SP
Off
--
OK
Cancel
b Note
If you set “Record every” to an other option than “Off”,
then your EPG timer recording will be converted into a
standard timer recording: the timer event icon disappears
from the EPG display.
“Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select “OK”
and press ENTER.
Erase
Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?
1
Press the
button to display the EPG.
A timer setting can be identified thanks to the
event bar and the timer event icon displayed in
the EPG screen. For details, see page 51.
All Programmes
040
2
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Media:HDD Mode:SP
OK
Cancel
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
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Thu 27 Oct
10:30
11:00
DDE NEWS 15
DDE News
DDE News
11:30
NCE
Live from Prague
J9
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CMY
No Event Information
AAC
Opening...
NCE 1
John's...
EFF News
EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
No Event Information
NCE 5
City
Category
30 min View
12:00
“Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
settings.
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Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
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Close
Press the </M/m/, buttons to select a
future timer event you want to check/
change/cancel. Once highlighted, press
the ENTER button.
The Event Action menu appears.
Select “Close” to return to the EPG screen.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 2
and 3 above.
Event Action
Select an action for this event
Timer
View Channel
Hobbies and Interests
Thu 27.10 11:00-12:00
NCE 1
HDD
SP 2.7GB
Today's Hint: How to make finger puppets.
Modify
Erase
Check Overlap
Cancel
,continued
55
: Indicates the setting being recorded on a
DVD.
: Indicates the setting that the Update
function is set for.
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(Timer List)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+R
When all of the timer settings do not fit on the
list, scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press M/m.
-R
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the Timer List.
3
Select the timer setting you want to check/
change/cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
“Modify”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. For the recording Mode or Update
functions, select “Details” and change the
settings (page 50). Select “OK,” and press
ENTER.
0
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
O RETURN
/
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
Modify
OK
Cancel
Modify the timer setting.
Date
Mon-Sat
Start
Stop
22 : 00 22 : 15
Source
Prog.
Media
TV
AAB
HDD
Mode: SP
1
Update: On
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Details
Select “TIMER LIST,” and press ENTER.
The Timer List appears.
“Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
Erase
Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?
10:30
TIMER LIST
Mon-Sat
22:00-22:15
AAB
Fri 29.10
20:30-21:30
DEF
SP
Fri 29.10
21:00-22:00
GHI
SLP
Sat 30.10
16:00-17:00
DEF
SLP
SP
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15 AAB
Media:HDD Mode:SP
OK
Cancel
“Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
settings.
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
: Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
another setting.
(green): Indicates the setting can be
recorded.
z (red): Indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
a (grey): Indicates that the setting cannot be
recorded in the selected recording mode.
: Indicates the setting being recorded on
the HDD.
56
Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
Fri
29.10
20:30-21:30
DEF
DVD SP
Fri
29.10
21:00-22:00
GHI
DVD SLP
Close
Select “Close” to return to the Timer List.
“Info”: Displays the timer setting information
box along with the disc space required to
record the whole programme (according to the
selected recording mode).
Information
Mon-Sat
AAB
z Hint
While recording, you cannot modify the timer setting for
the current recording, but you can extend the recording
duration of the recording time (page 50).
22:30-22:15
Media:HDD
Mode:SP
1.4GB
To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 3
and 4 above.
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
8:00
9:00
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. “
” will
appear next to the overlapped setting in the Timer List.
Check the priority order of the settings.
Automatically erasing old titles
(Auto Title Erase)
HDD
When the timer settings overlap
7:00
b Notes
10:00
A
If there is not enough space for a timer recording,
the recorder automatically erases old titles
recorded on the HDD. The oldest, played title is
erased. The protected titles are not erased.
1
will be cut off
B
Press TIMER LIST.
The Timer List appears.
When the recordings start at the same time
The programme that is set last has priority. In this
example, timer setting B is set after A, so the first
part of timer setting A will not be recorded.
8:00
Timer Recording
Press O RETURN to come back to the
Timer List.
7:00
To turn off the Timer List
Press TIMER LIST or O RETURN.
9:00
10:00
2
Press TOOLS to select “Auto Title Erase,”
and press ENTER.
3
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
The default setting is “Off.”
A
B
When the end time of one recording and the
start time of another are the same
After finishing the previous recording, the other
recording may be delayed.
7:00
9:00
10:00
A
B
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned on.
Each time you press
/
, the entire Timer
List changes to the previous/next page of timer
settings.
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Recording From Connected
Equipment
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+R
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
4
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on DVD-RWs (VR
mode).
Press TOOLS to select “Line Audio Input,”
and press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,”
and press ENTER.
5
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
X REC PAUSE
REC MODE
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“L3.”
-R
DVD
HDD
3
x REC STOP
SYNCHRO REC
INPUT SELECT
6
Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
7
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel. The recorder is ready to start
Synchro-Recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when it receives an input signal from the
connected equipment. The recorder stops
recording when the connected equipment
turns off.
To stop recording
Recording from connected
equipment with a timer (Synchro
Rec)
You can set the recorder to automatically record
programmes from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE 3 jack of the recorder
(page 28).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3 jack.
1
Before recording, select HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
(see “Inserting a Disc” on page 29).
2
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Set “Synchro Rec” in “Features” setup to
“Record to HDD” or “Record to DVD”
(page 100).
Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
b Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the programme may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• During Synchro-Recording, other operations such as
normal recording cannot be done.
• To use the connected equipment while the recorder is
standing by for Synchro-Recording, cancel SynchroRecording by pressing SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to
turn off the connected equipment and press
SYNCHRO REC to reset Synchro-Recording before
the timer recording starts.
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• While the recorder is standing by for SynchroRecording, the Auto Clock Set function (page 89) does
not work.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
Synchro Rec programme, the programme that
starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has
finished.
8:00
9:00
Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
record pause.
6
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
7
At the same time, press X REC PAUSE on
this recorder and the pause or play button
on the connected equipment.
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP on this
recorder.
10:00
First
programme
If you connect a digital video camera with a DV
IN jack
Second
programme
See “DV Dubbing” on page 84 for an explanation
of how to record from the DV IN jack.
will be cut off
Timer Recording
7:00
5
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 53.
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
b Notes
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. To connect a VCR or similar device, see
“Connecting a VCR or Similar Device” on
page 26. Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if
the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).
1
• When recording a video game image, the screen may
not be clear.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
guard signal cannot be recorded. The recorder
continues to record, but a blank screen will be recorded.
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
(see “Inserting a Disc” on page 29).
2
Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection you
made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
programme
position
3
L1
L2
L3
L4
DV
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on DVD-RWs (VR
mode).
Press TOOLS to select “Line Audio Input,”
and press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,”
and press ENTER.
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
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Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Playback
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
12 Tennis
Playing
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
AAB
(0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
11 Travel
DEF
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
10 Mystery
HDD
DVD
4.3 / 4.7GB
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
DATA DVD DATA CD
GHI
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
3
Z
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
AAB
(1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
9 World Sports
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
0
To use the DVD’s Menu
</M/m/,,
ENTER
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalised
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, you can display the disc’s menu by
pressing TOP MENU or MENU.
TOOLS
MENU
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
TITLE LIST
TOP MENU
INPUT SELECT
PROGRESSIVE
/
>
.
/
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on your
TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions, the menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and press
ENTER. Then, follow the instructions in the menu
(press H when “Press SELECT” appears).
The PBC function of Super VIDEO CDs does not
work with this recorder. Super VIDEO CDs are
played in continuous play mode only.
To stop playback
H/X/x
Press x.
To playback quickly with sound (Scan Audio)
1
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see
“Inserting a Disc” on page 29).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or
CD, press H. Playback starts.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “3. Playing
the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
page 32.
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When you press M during playback of a title
recorded in the HDD, you can play quickly with
dialogue or sound (“x1.5” appears).
No sound is output when you press M two or
more times to change search speed.
To resume playback from the point where you
stopped (Resume Play)
When you press H again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback from the
point where you pressed x.
To start from the beginning, press TOOLS to
select “Play Beginning,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the beginning of the title/
track/scene.
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily start playing.
Press H. The recorder and your TV
automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
switched to the recorder. Playback starts
automatically.
One Touch Menu
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily display the Title List.
Press TITLE LIST. The recorder and your TV
automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
switched to the recorder. The Title List appears.
z Hints
• You can also use the H button in step 3 (page 60) to
start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in “Options” setup
(page 102), the Child Lock remains set.
Playback
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray (except for HDD).
– you play another title (except for HDD).
– you switch the Title List menu to Original or
Playlist (HDD/DVD-RW in VR mode only).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you turn off the recorder (VIDEO CD/CD/
DATA DVD/DATA CD only).
– you make a recording (except for HDD/DVDRWs in VR mode).
– you switch between JPEG and MP3.
One Touch Play
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b Note
You cannot resume playback during TV Pause.
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the message “Do
you want temporarily change parental control to
*?” appears on your TV screen.
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
3
Press ENTER to select “OK.”
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see “Parental
Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on page 99.
To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children from
ejecting the disc.
When the recorder is turned on, hold down x until
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
The Z (open/close) button does not work while
the Child Lock is set.
To unlock the disc tray, hold down x until
“UNLOCKED” appears in the front panel display
when the recorder is turned on.
Playback options
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 60.
Buttons
Operations
(audio)
HDD -RWVR
VCD
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
DVD : Selects the language.
HDD -RWVR : Selects the main or sub sound.
CD
VCD
(subtitle)
CD
: Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
(angle)
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the disc, “
appears in the front panel display.
DVD
PROGRESSIVE
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
”
Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or progressive format
(page 19).
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
DVD
. (previous)/
> (next)
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/track.
For the HDD, you cannot go to the beginning of the previous/next title.
(fast reverse/fast forward)
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback.
Search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse fast forward
m1 T t 1M*1
m2 T T t t 2M
m3*2 T T T t t t 3M*2
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse continues at the
selected speed until you release the button.
*1 When
you press M once during playback of a title recorded in the HDD, you
can play quickly with sound (“x1.5” appears).
*2 m3 and 3M are only available for the HDD and DVDs.
(slow, freeze frame)
HDD
+RW
Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
-RWVR
+R
-R
DVD VCD *
* Playback direction only
-RWVideo
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback, press H.
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b Notes
• Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
recorded on this recorder.
• 96 kHz PCM audio and DTS audio do not have
surround effects.
• The surround effects do not work while performing
playback quickly with sound.
Adjusting the picture quality
HDD
DVD
1
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Video Settings,” and press ENTER.
Video Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Y NR :
2
C NR :
2
BNR :
2
MNR :
1
DVE :
Off
Playback
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will
be heard from the analogue stereo jacks. To avoid
possible damage to the audio system, the consumer
should take proper precautions when the analogue
stereo jacks of the recorder are connected to an
amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external 5.1-channel decoder
system must be connected to the digital jack of the
recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the
(audio)
button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
(page 62).
+RW
VCD
PB Video Equalizer
2
Select an item, and press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
“Y NR” (luminance noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the luminance
element of the video signal.
“C NR” (chroma noise reduction): Reduces
noise contained in the colour element of the
video signal.
“BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
“block noise” or mosaic like patterns in the
picture.
“MNR” (mosquito noise reduction): Reduces
the faint noise appearing around the outlines
of the images. The noise reduction effects are
automatically adjusted within each setting
range according to the video bit rate and other
factors.
“DVE” (digital video enhancer): Sharpens the
outlines of the images.
“PB Video Equalizer” (Playback video
equalizer): Adjusts the picture in greater
detail.
Select an item and press ENTER.
• Contrast: changes the contrast.
• Brightness: changes the overall brightness.
• Colour: makes the colours deeper or lighter.
• Hue: changes the colour balance.
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track
DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS” to “On” in “Audio” setup (page 97).
3
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
The default settings are underlined.
“Y NR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“C NR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“BNR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“MNR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“DVE”*: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
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“PB Video Equalizer”:
“Audio Filter”: Selects the digital filter to
reduce noise above 22.05 kHz (Fs* is 44.1
kHz), 24 kHz (Fs is 48 kHz), or 48 kHz (Fs is
above 96 kHz).
• Sharp(default): Provides a wide frequency
range and spatial feeling.
• Slow: Provides smooth and warm sound.
“AV SYNC”: When the video is delayed, this
function delays the audio for synchronization
with the video (0 to 120 milliseconds). Larger
numbers indicate a longer audio delay for
synchronization with the video. When
dubbing to a VCR or other video recording
equipment, be sure to return this setting to 0
ms (default).
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
• Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
* “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them more
than “2.”
b Notes
• If the outlines of the images on your screen become
blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to “Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the
above BNR, MNR, Y NR, or C NR effects may be hard
to discern. And, these functions may not work with
some screen sizes.
• When using the DVE function, noise found in the title
may become more apparent. In this case, it is
recommended that you use the BNR function with the
DVE function. If the condition still does not improve,
set the DVE level to “1” or “Off.”
Adjusting the sound quality
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA CD
1
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Audio Settings,” and press ENTER.
2
Select an item, and press ENTER.
“Surround” (TVS): Selects one of the
surround modes.
TVS* (TV Virtual Surround) lets you enjoy
virtual surround sound effects created from
the front left and right speakers. The selected
setting is displayed in the front panel display
for a few seconds.
• Off: No surround effect
• Dynamic: Creates one set of virtual rear
speakers.
• Wide: Creates five sets of virtual rear
speakers.
• Night: Creates five sets of virtual rear
speakers. Effective at low volume.
• Standard: Creates three sets of virtual rear
speakers. Effective when you use two
separate front speakers.
*TVS was developed by Sony to produce home
surround sound with just a stereo TV.
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* Sampling frequency of audio source. This
function only adjusts the output signals from the
LINE 1 – TV, LINE 3, or LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO
L/R).
3
Press </M/m/, to select the option,
and press ENTER.
b Notes
• There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter
depending on the disc or playback environment.
• To enjoy the surround TVS modes, set “Digital Out” to
“On” and “Dolby Digital” to “D-PCM” and “MPEG”
to “PCM” in “Audio” setup.
• The volume may be reduced when surround effects are
set.
• When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult
to hear.
• In addition, the surround effects may also be difficult to
hear depending on the title being played and the
environment where the recorder is being used.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
(receiver).
• Make sure that your listening position is between and
at an equal distance from your speakers, and that the
speakers are located in similar surroundings.
• When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to
listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to
“MPEG” in “Audio” setup, no sound will come from
your speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.
• The surround effects do not work while performing
playback quickly with sound.
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause)
You can pause a current TV broadcast, and then
continue watching the programme at a later time.
This is useful when you receive an unexpected
phone call or visitor while watching TV.
1
While viewing a TV broadcast with this
recorder, press X.
The picture pauses. You can pause the picture
for up to three hours.
News
ABCD 9
Stereo
2
Press X or H again to resume watching
the programme.
b Notes
• Paused titles are not saved to the HDD.
• This function is cancelled when:
– x (stop) is pressed.
– PROG +/– is pressed.
– DVD is pressed.
– Z (open/close) is pressed.
– TITLE LIST is pressed.
– INPUT SELECT is pressed.
–
(Electronic Programme Guide) is pressed.
– the recorder is turned off.
– a timer recording or Synchro Recording is started.
– DV dubbing or regular dubbing is started.
• It may take a few seconds to resume playback of the
paused programme.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about one
minute or more between the recorded programme and
the current TV broadcast.
HDD
-RWVR
“Chasing Playback” allows you to view the
recorded part of a programme while the recording
is being made. You do not need to wait until the
recording finishes.
Press TOOLS while recording to select
“Chasing Playback,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
programme you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you are
recording, Chasing Playback returns to normal
playback.
Playback
TV pause
Playing from the beginning of the
programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback)
b Notes
• For DVD-RWs (VR mode), this function does not
work when recording:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
• The DVD’s picture on your TV screen freezes for a few
seconds when you fast forward/fast reverse or instant
replay/advance the recording.
• Chasing Playback is possible from one minute or more
after recording starts.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about one
minute or more between the recorded programme and
the current TV broadcast.
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Playing a previous recording while
making another (Simultaneous Rec
and Play)
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA DVD DATA CD
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view
a previously recorded programme while recording
programmes. Playback continues even if a timer
recording starts. Use this function as follows:
• While recording to the HDD:
Play another title on the HDD.
Play a previously recorded programme on a
DVD by pressing DVD.
• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded programme on the
HDD by pressing HDD.
• While recording to a DVD-RW (VR mode)*1:
Play another title on the same DVD-RW (VR
mode) disc.*2
*1
Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not work
when you record:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
*2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
condition of the recording, or when playing a title
recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode. The
picture freezes for a few seconds when you use fast
forward/fast reverse or instant replay/advance.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
Super VIDEO CD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA
CD while recording on the HDD.
Example: Play another title on the HDD while
recording to the HDD.
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1
While recording, press TITLE LIST to
display the HDD Title List.
2
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Example: Play a DVD while recording to the
HDD.
1
While recording, press DVD and insert the
DVD into the recorder.
2
Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD Title
List.
3
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
b Note
You cannot play a DVD or VIDEO CD recorded in the
NTSC colour system while recording on the HDD. When
playing a VIDEO CD, be sure to set “Colour System” to
“PAL” (page 100).
Searching by title number or time
code
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
HDD
DVD
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene or
track. As titles and tracks are assigned individual
numbers, select the title or track by entering its
number. You can also search for a scene using the
time code.
0
1
Press TOOLS during playback to select a
search method, and press ENTER.
“Title Search” (for DVDs)
“Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for CDs/DATA CDs)
“Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
“Album Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA
CDs)
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs): Searches
for a starting point by entering the time code.
“File Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA CDs)
Playback
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
Searching by Thumbnail (Visual
Search)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Each chapter is displayed as a thumbnail. You can
search for the desired scene visually.
1
Title : -- (21)
The number in parentheses indicates the total
number of titles, tracks, etc.
2
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Visual Search,” and press ENTER.
VISUAL SEARCH
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to
cancel the number, then select another
number.
9 World Sports
Chapter 4(30)
0:12:45
3
2
Select a scene using </,, and press
ENTER.
Playback of the selected scene is started.
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track, time
code, etc., you want.
Press SET.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
number.
b Note
“Title Search” is not applicable to the HDD.
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Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
or JPEG Image Files
Selecting an MP3 album or track
1
Press TITLE LIST.
The album list appears.
To change the page, press
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CDRWs) or JPEG image files on DATA DVDs
(DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Music Album
3
Classic
3
Samba
Dance
4
Live
Jazz
5
Piano
Jazz
6
My heart
Pop music
7
Paradise
Pop music
8
The Best
Pop music
The track list appears.
To change the page, press
/
.
TITLE LIST
8 The Best
TOOLS
>
x
1
01 Holiday
2
02 Lonely
3
03 Candy
4
04 Rainy day
5
05 Station
6
06 Magic
7
07 Moon
8
08 Butterfly
TIME/TEXT
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.
2
Classic
Symphony
Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
H
1
Opera
2
Select an album, and press ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DISPLAY
1
The sub-menu appears.
TITLE LIST
.
m/M
.
TITLE LIST
2
0
/
/
4
Select a track, and press ENTER.
“Play”: Plays the track.
“Play Beginning”: Plays the beginning of the
track.
“Track Data”: Shows data about the track
such as artist and album name.
Press H.
For MP3 discs, playback starts from the first
MP3 audio track on the disc.
For JPEG files, a slideshow of the pictures on
the disc begins.
If the DATA CD contains both MP3 audio
tracks and JPEG image files, playback starts
from the JPEG image files the first time H is
pressed.
To stop playback
Press x.
To fast review or forward a track
Press m/M during playback.
To go to the previous or next MP3 audio track
Press . or > during playback. If you
repeatedly press . or >, you will go to the
previous or next album.
To go to the previous or next album
Press
z Hint
Press the
/
during playback.
(audio) button to switch between stereo
or monaural audio tracks.
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Selecting a JPEG album or image
1
Press TITLE LIST.
The album list appears.
To change the page, press
/
.
To change the slideshow speed
Press TOOLS while the album list or image list is
displayed to select “Slideshow Speed,” and press
ENTER. Then select the speed from “Fast”
(quick), “Normal,” and “Slow.”
To go to the previous or next album
Press
TITLE LIST
/
while the JPEG image is displayed.
Photo Album
1
Flowers
ROOT
2
Aquarium
Summer
3
Summer
Hiking
Summer
5
Tennis match
Summer
6
Zoo
Summer
7
Consert
Winter
8
Party
Winter
Select an album, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
The image list appears.
To change the page, press
b Notes
/
.
TITLE LIST
6 Zoo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
DSC00029 25.11.2005 15:50
4
Playback
2
Festival
4
z Hints
• If you are playing a DATA CD that has both MP3 and
JPEG files, you can switch between photo and music
albums by using the </, buttons when the album
list is displayed.
• You can rotate a JPEG image by using the </,
buttons when the image is displayed.
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly to show information about
the JPEG album or image on your TV screen. Then
press TIME/TEXT to toggle between the current
selected image number and album number.
Select an image, and press ENTER.
“View Image”: Shows the image on the entire
screen.
“Slideshow”: Shows the images in the album
as a slideshow.
“Image Data”: Shows data about when the
picture was taken.
• If the DVD disc, such as a disc from a DVD video
camera, contains both video and JPEG images, only the
video can be played back.
• Some JPEG files, especially files of three million
pixels or more, may lengthen the slideshow interval.
• Rotated JPEG images will not be saved when you press
x or switch to another folder.
• Images larger than 720 × 480 will be reduced to 720 ×
480 when displayed.
• Images larger than 4 mega bytes cannot be displayed.
• Progressive JPEG images cannot be displayed.
• When you attempt to play a broken file or a file that
does not satisfy the play conditions,
appears but
the recorder cannot play the file.
To stop viewing the JPEG image
Press x.
To view the previous or next picture
Press ./> while the picture is displayed.
To rotate a picture
Press TOOLS while the image is displayed to
select “Rotate Right” or “Rotate Left,” and press
ENTER.
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About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files that the recorder can play
MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is
image compression technology.
You can play MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3)
format audio tracks and JPEG image files on
DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or
JPEG image files on DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs).
DATA CDs discs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for the
recorder to recognize the MP3 tracks. DATA
DVDs must be recorded in Universal Disc Format
(UDF). You can also play discs recorded in
MultiSession.
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW drives and the recording
software (not supplied) for details on the recording
format.
The recorder can play the following tracks and
files:
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension “.MP3,”
“.mp3,” or “Mp3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.JPEG,”
“.jpg,” “.JPG,” “.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg.”
– JPEG image files that conform to the DCF*
image file format.
Note on MultiSession/Border discs
If MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files are
recorded in the first session/border, the recorder
will also play MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files in other sessions/borders. If audio tracks and
images in Music CD format or Video CD format
are recorded in the first session/border, only the
first session/border will be played back.
b Note
The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs/
DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write format.
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* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards
for digital cameras regulated by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
b Notes
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” “.mp3,” “Mp3,” “.JPEG,” “.jpg,” “.JPG,”
“.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg” even if they are not in MP3
or JPEG format. Playing these data may generate a loud
noise which could damage your speaker system.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
mp3PRO format.
• Some files cannot be played.
• The letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with
“*.”
About playback order of albums,
tracks, and files
Albums play in the following order:
Structure of disc contents
Tree 1
Tree 2
Tree 3
Tree 4
Tree 5
b Notes
Playback
• Depending on the software you use to create the DATA
DVD/DATA CD, the playback order may differ from
the above illustration.
• No more than a total of 199 individual folders can be
played. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files
are counted as well.)
• No more than a total of 999 folders and files can be
played. (Files other than JPEG/MP3 files, and folders
that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files are counted as
well.)
• No more than 200 folders and files can be recognized
in a single folder. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/
MP3 files are counted as well.)
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take some
time.
• This recorder supports MP3 audio bit rates up to 160
kbps.
ROOT
Album
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
track/file names when you store the tracks (or files) in
a disc, the tracks and files will be played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
MP3 audio track/
JPEG image file
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and
press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are
played sequentially, from 1 through 7.
For JPEG image file, press
to go to the next
album. (For instance, when you want to go from 1
to 2.)
Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) contained within
a currently selected album take priority over the
next album in the same tree. (Example: C
contains D so 4 is played before 5.) When you
press TITLE LIST and the list of album names
appears (page 35), the album names are arranged
in the following order: A t B t C t D t
F t G. Albums that do not contain tracks (or
files) (such as album E) do not appear in the list.
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To create and edit Playlist titles
Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
type in the front panel display, and select the
option available for your disc (page 10).
b Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
• DVD discs created by DVD video cameras cannot be
edited on this recorder.
Edit options for the HDD and DVDRWs (VR mode)
A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles created from
the original title for editing purposes. When you
create a Playlist, only the control information
necessary for playback, such as the playback
order, is stored on the disc. Since the original titles
are left unaltered, Playlist titles can be re-edited.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a football tournament on a DVD-RW
(VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
to keep the original recording.
Original
Playlist
HDD -RWVR
You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
have two options for the HDD and DVD-RWs
(VR mode): editing either the original recording
(called the “original”), or the playback
information created from the original (called a
“Playlist”). Since each is different in nature and
offers different merits, read the following and
select the one that better suits your needs.
To edit original titles
Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
create and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Labelling a title (page 73).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 73).
– Erasing a title (page 73).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 74).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 76).
– Erasing a chapter (page 74).
– Dividing one title into two titles (HDD only)
(page 75).
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In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title (“Creating and
Editing a Playlist” on page 77).
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Setting protection against erasure (HDD only)
(page 73).
– Labelling a title (page 73).
– Erasing a title (page 73).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 74).
– Rearranging the title order (page 78).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 75).
– Combining multiple titles into one title
(page 78).
– Erasing a chapter (page 74).
z Hint
You can display the disc’s Playlist titles in the Title List
(Playlist), or the original titles in the Title List (Original).
To switch the two Title Lists, press TOOLS while a Title
List is displayed, and select “Original” or “Playlist.”
b Notes
• The Playlist title calls up data from the original titles for
playback. When an original title is used for a Playlist
title, the original title cannot be erased.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit unnecessary
titles.
• Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the “CopyOnce” copy protection signal cannot be dubbed or
moved (page 80).
Erasing and Editing a Title
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit the HDD or
DVD-RWs (VR mode) without changing the
original recordings, create a Playlist title
(page 77).
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVDRWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
+RW
-RWVideo
+R
-R
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
undo any edits you make. The edit functions
available for Video mode titles are:
– Setting protection against erasure (page 73).
– Labelling a title (page 73).
– Erasing a title (page 73).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
(DVD+RWs only) (page 74).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 76).
– Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
(DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
only) (page 76).
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
.
m/M
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
>
Erasing and Editing
b Notes
• When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all editing
before finalising the disc. You cannot edit a finalised
disc.
• The available disc space does not increase even when
you erase titles for DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit unnecessary
titles.
1
X
CHAPTER
MARK
1
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
Press TITLE LIST.
For HDD titles or DVD-RWs in VR mode,
press TOOLS and select “Original” or
“Playlist” from the TOOLS menu to switch
the Title Lists, if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation.
“Protect”: Protects the title. Select “On” when
the Protection display appears. “ ” appears
next to the protected title. To cancel the
protection, select “Off.”
“Title Name”: Allows you to enter or re-enter
a title name (page 36).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
(page 34).
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“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 74).
“Delete Chapter”: Erases chapter units of the
title while viewing thumbnails (see below).
“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 75).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 75), or
erase all of the titles on the disc at once (page 76).
• You can automatically erase titles that have already
played.
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 38).
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
You can select a section (scene) in a title and erase
it. Note that erasing scenes in a title cannot be
undone.
1
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “A-B Erase” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting point A appears.
• To return to the beginning of the title, press
X and then press ..
b Note
DVD-RW (VR mode) playlist titles cannot be protected.
A–B Erase (Set point A)
5 Weather
Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter)
HDD -RWVR
Thumbnails are displayed for each chapter. You
can easily select and erase a section in a title.
Note that erasing a chapter cannot be undone.
Playback point
1
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “Delete Chapter,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select a thumbnail of the chapter using
</,, and press ENTER.
2
The display for setting point B appears.
3
Delete Selected Chapters 9 World Sports
Cancel
Reset All
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• To erase multiple chapters, repeat step 2.
• To reset all selections, select “Reset All.”
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select point B by pressing m/M, and
press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To reset either point A or B, select “Change
A” or “Change B,” and go to step 2 or 3.
• To preview the title without scenes to be
erased, select “Preview” (except for
DVD+RWs).
Chapter 4(30)
0:12:45
OK
Select point A by pressing m/M, and
press ENTER.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is erased, and the display asks
whether to erase another scene.
• To continue, select “Yes,” and repeat from
step 2.
• To finish, select “No.”
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
z Hint
A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was erased. The
chapter mark divides the title into separate chapters on
either side of the mark.
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b Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
• For DVD+RWs, the erased section may be slightly
different from the points you selected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase
Titles)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Dividing a title (Divide)
HDD -RWVR *
If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do not
want to reduce the picture quality, divide the title
into two shorter titles. Note that dividing a title
cannot be undone.
* Only playlist titles can be divided for DVD-RW (VR
mode).
-R
1
You can select and erase more than one title at one
time using the TOOLS menu.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press TOOLS to select “Erase Titles,” and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
3
Press TOOLS and select “Playlist” from the
TOOLS menu to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears. The title starts to play in the
background.
• To return to the beginning of the title, press
X and then press ..
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box next to
the selected title.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select “Reset
All.”
Divide
Erasing and Editing
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
1 Vacation
Erase Titles
Select the titles to erase.
OK
12
Tennis
28.10
11
Travel
26.10
10
Mystry
25.10
9
World Sports
19.10
8
Family
17.10
Cancel
Reset All
4
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to erase.
5
When you finish selecting titles, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of the titles to be erased appears for
confirmation.
• To change the selection, select “Change,”
and repeat from step 3.
6
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The titles are erased.
4
Select the dividing point by pressing m/
M, and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the dividing point, select
“Change.”
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears.
• To use the same title name as before, select
“No.”
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER to enter a
new name.
Follow the explanations on page 36. After you
enter a new name, the title is divided in two.
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3
Erasing all titles on the disc
HDD
1
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• To erase more titles, repeat step 3.
-R
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Disc Map
The “Disc Information” display appears.
2
3
Select a title by pressing </,, and
press ENTER.
Select “Erase All,” and press ENTER.
2 Journey
Fri 17.9.2004 20:00 (1H00M)
SP 0.6GB
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
All titles on the disc are erased (except the
protected titles).
Erase
Erasing titles to open up disc
space (Disc Map)
+RW
Selected title
4
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
-RWVideo
When recording on a DVD+RW or DVD-RW
(Video mode), the recorder searches for the largest
open space and records there. Before you start,
check the disc status by using Disc Map, and erase
titles to create a space large enough for the
recording.
1
2
Cancel
Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
space.
• To change the selection, select “Change.”
Creating chapters manually
HDD
-RWVR
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Map,” and
press ENTER.
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback or recording.
The “Disc Map” display appears.
• To check the open space, select the space by
pressing </,.
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
want to divide the title into chapters.
Disc Map
Empty Title
HQ: 0H30M
LP : 1H30M
HSP: 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP: 3H00M
2.3 GB
LSP: 1H15M
SEP: 4H00M
Each time you press the button, “Marking...”
appears on the screen and the scenes to the left and
right of the mark become separate chapters.
To erase chapter marks
Erase
Cancel
• When b or B appears on either side of the
screen, you can scroll sideways by pressing
</,.
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
Press ./> to search for a chapter number, and
while displaying the chapter containing the
chapter mark you want to erase, press CHAPTER
MARK ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
b Notes
• When dubbing, any chapter marks you enter will be
erased.
• To insert a chapter mark manually during recording, set
“Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off.”
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Creating and Editing a
Playlist
5
The display for setting the end point (OUT)
appears, and the title continues to play in the
background.
6
HDD -RWVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
changing the actual recordings. You can create up
to 97 Playlist titles.
b Note
Once you create a Playlist title from original titles, you
will be unable to erase or edit the original titles.
1
2
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To reset the IN or OUT point, select “Change
IN” or “Change OUT” and repeat step 5 or 6.
To view the selected scene, select “Preview.”
7
Select “OK,” and ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the
selected scenes.
Press TITLE LIST.
Total duration of
the selected scene
Scene List
Total number of scenes
Total 0:13:19
Scenes 1
Create Playlist
Select a title to start capturing.
3
1
Cancel
12
Tennis
28.10
11
Travel
26.10
10
Mystry
25.10
9
World Sports
19.10
8
Family
17.10
7
Nature
15.10
Add
• To add more scenes, select “Add” and go to
step 3.
• To preview all of the captured scenes in the
listed order, select “Preview.”
8
Select the scene you want to re-edit, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. The selection is
cancelled.
“Preview”: Displays thumbnail pictures of the
scenes.
“Change IN”: Allows you to change the IN
point, and repeat from step 5.
“Change OUT”: Allows you to change the
OUT point, and repeat from step 6.
The display for setting the start point (IN)
appears. The title starts to play in the
background.
• To return to the beginning of the title, press
X and then press ..
9 World Sports
Quit
Preview
Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.
Capture(Set IN point)
World Sports
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
Select the title you want to include in the
Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Capture”: Adds a section of the title to the
Playlist title as one scene.
“Capture All”: Adds the entire title to the
Playlist title as one scene. After capturing the
title, go to step 8.
4
OK
Scene List
ORIGINAL
Erasing and Editing
Press TOOLS to select “Create Playlist,”
and press ENTER.
9
When you finish editing the Scene List,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter”
(page 36).
10 Select “OK” to use the default name, and
press ENTER.
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2
To play the Playlist title
Press TOOLS while the Title List menu is turned
on. Then, select “Playlist” and press ENTER.
When the Title List (Playlist) menu appears, select
a title and press H.
Press TOOLS to select “Combine,” and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A number indicating the order in which you
selected the title appears.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
Combine
Select the titles to combine.
4
1
b Note
3
The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
Moving a Playlist title (Change
Order)
4
You can change the Playlist title order within the
Title List (Playlist).
5
Cruising
Cancel
25. 9
2
Journey
17. 9
1
Vacation
15. 9
Reset All
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to combine.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of titles to be combined appears.
To change the selection, select “Change” and
go to step 3.
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
Combine
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
2
25. 9
To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset
All.”
-RWVR
1
OK
Yacht
Combine the titles in the following order.
1
4
Yacht
25. 9
2
3
Cruising
25. 9
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
OK
Select “Change Order,” and press ENTER.
6
Change Order
1
Vacation
15.9
Cancel
4
Journey
17.9
Select a new location for the title by
pressing M/m, and press ENTER.
The title moves to the new location.
Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine)
HDD -RWVR
1
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting a title name from
among the selected titles appears.
To enter a new name, select “Enter Text,” and
follow the explanations on page 36.
To change the selection, select “Change” and
go to step 3.
Where do you want to move this title?
2
Change
7
Select a name, and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
b Note
When the number of chapters in the title to be combined
exceeds the limit, the chapters at the end are combined
into a single chapter.
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
HDD -RWVR
You can divide a Playlist title. For operations, see
page 75.
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Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying a
recorded title on the internal hard disk drive
(HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You can
select to dub one title at a time (Title Dubbing –
see “Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)” on
page 81), or multiple titles all at once (Multiple
Title Dubbing – see “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” on page 82).
Before you start, read the following precautions,
which are common to both dubbing methods.
Before you start…
• Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 10). This recorder can record on various
discs.
• You cannot record both the main and sub sound
on a DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R. You can only record the
main sound.
• Timer recordings and Synchro-Recording do not
start during dubbing. Before you start, check the
Timer List menu to see if there is any timer
recording due to start during dubbing.
• When “Auto Chapter” of “Features” setup is set
to “On,” chapter marks are automatically
inserted at approximately 6-minute intervals
while dubbing from the HDD to a DVD, or when
the recorder detects picture and sound changes
while dubbing from a DVD to the HDD. The
chapter marks in the dubbing source are not
retained in the dubbed title.
z Hints
• When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
Original title.
• When dubbed from a DVD to the HDD, the picture size
and the sound types originally recorded are retained.
b Notes
• To play a dubbed disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 39).
• The recorder may not function as described depending
on the disc status. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to the HDD.
• Thumbnails that you have set for the originally
recorded title (page 34) will not be retained in the
dubbed title.
About “Dub Mode”
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
If you want to record from a digital video camera
connected to the DV IN jack, see “DV Dubbing”
on page 84. To record from equipment connected
to the LINE IN jacks, see “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” on page 59.
• For a title whose picture size (16:9 or 4:3) is
mixed:
– When dubbed from the HDD to DVD-RW
(Video mode) or DVD-R, the picture size is
determined by the setting in “DVD Line Rec.
Picture Size” (page 53).
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD+RW or
DVD+R, the picture size is always 4:3.
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD-RW (VR
mode), the originally recorded picture size is
retained.
With this recorder, the recording mode for
dubbing is displayed as “Dub Mode.” Two
dubbing method are available: High-speed
Dubbing and Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing.
Read the following and select according to the
required time, disc space, and picture quality.
Dubbing at high-speed (High-speed Dubbing)
HDD , +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo / +R /
-R
Allows you to dub what you have stored in the
HDD to a high-speed DVD (8x-speed
DVD+RWs/6x-speed DVD-RWs/16x-speed
DVD+Rs/16x-speed DVD-Rs, or slower versions
of each disc type), without changing the recording
mode.
Set “Dub Mode” to “Fast” in “Title Dub” or “Dub
Selected Titles” display (page 81). You cannot
select “Fast” when titles that cannot be dubbed at
high speed are selected (such as the titles displayed
in “Notes” below). The minimum required time is
as follows (approximate).
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Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme)*1
Speed*2 6x
6x*3
8x*4
8x*4
Highspeed
DVD+
RW
Highspeed
DVD-R
High- DVD+R
speed (Double
DVD+R Layer)
2.4x
+R
/
-R
Allows you to dub from the HDD to a DVD or vice
versa, in a dubbing mode that differs from the
original recordings. For example, when you dub
an HQ title (data size is large) in SP mode, you can
reduce the data size, saving more titles using less
space.
Select a mode different from the original recording
in “Dub Mode” in the steps of “Dubbing a single
title (Title Dub)” on page 81 or “Dubbing multiple
titles (Dub Selected Titles)” on page 82.
When a title recorded to HDD in HQ or HQ+ mode
is converted to another mode, the recorder
automatically assigns an appropriate bit rate, thus
retaining the original picture quality as much as
possible.
Rec.
mode
Highspeed
DVDRW
HQ
10 min. 10 min. 8 min. 8 min. 25 min.
HSP
6 min. 6 min. 5 min. 5 min. 16 min.
40 sec. 40 sec.
40 sec.
SP
5 min. 5 min. 3 min. 3 min. 12 min.
45 sec. 45 sec. 30 sec.
LSP
4 min. 4 min. 3 min. 3 min. 10 min.
LP
3 min. 3 min. 2 min. 2 min. 8 min.
20 sec. 20 sec. 30 sec. 30 sec. 20 sec.
EP
2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 6 min.
30 sec. 30 sec.
15 sec.
SLP
1 min. 60
60
1 min. 60
40 sec. min.*5 15 sec. min.*5 min.*5
The picture quality will not improve even if a title is
converted to a recording mode of better picture quality.
SEP
1 min. 60
56 sec. 60
60
15 sec. min.*5
min.*5 min.*5
Dubbing restriction
*2
*3
*4
*5
The values in the above table are for reference only.
Actual times for dubbing also require time for creating
disc’s control information and other data.
This is the maximum recording speed of this recorder.
The value may vary depending on the disc condition.
Also, this recorder may be unable to record at the
maximum speed for discs that support recording
speeds exceeding the maximum value.
The maximum drive speed of this recorder is 6x when
using 6x-speed or faster DVD+RWs.
The maximum drive speed of this recorder is 8x when
using 8x-speed or faster DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs.
High-speed dubbing is not available when dubbing
titles recorded in SLP and SEP mode to DVD+RWs
and DVD+Rs.
b Notes
• High-speed Dubbing is not available for the following
titles:
– Titles recorded in HQ+.
– Titles that contain both main and sub sounds (except
DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded in mixed picture size (4:3 and 16:9
etc.), (except DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
• When dubbed to a DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-R, remnants of edited titles
may remain on the disc. If you edit a title, use the Rec
Mode Conversion Dubbing method. This will smooth
out the pauses between the scenes.
• When dubbing to a DVD+R DL disc, the video may be
momentarily interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
b Note
You cannot dub movies and other DVD Videos to
the HDD. Also, when dubbing from a DVD to the
HDD, a gray, blank screen will be recorded for
scenes that contain a copy protection signal.
Copy
protection
signals
Copy-Free
(No copy
protection
signal)
Copy-Once
Dubbing
HDD
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
,
*1
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Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /
-RWVideo
+R
,
-RWVR
,
-R
*
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a
coding technology that protects copyrights for images.
Move
HDD , -RWVR
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy protection
signals can be moved only from HDD to DVDRW (VR mode)* (after the title is moved, the
original title in the HDD is erased). The “Move”
function is performed using the same procedure as
dubbing (page 81). Titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals are indicated with
.
Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
b Notes
• The following titles in the HDD cannot be moved.
– Protected titles
– Playlist titles
– Original titles referenced from the playlist
• If the move operation is stopped before completion, the
title in the HDD is not erased.
2
3
Press HDD or DVD to select the source.
4
Select a title, and press ENTER.
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only.
5
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Title Dub
2.0GB
2.6GB
This title will be dubbed. Set the dub mode.
1 World Cup Final
Dub Mode
SP 2.0GB
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
The display for selecting the dubbing mode
appears.
If a title with
(page 81) is selected in the
title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
To “Move,” select “Yes.”
Rec Mode: SP
Start
Cancel
A Size of the title (approximate)
B Direction of dubbing
C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
D Information about the title to be dubbed
E Dubbing mode and the space that
remains after dubbing (approximate)
6
Select “Dub Mode.”
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7
Select a dubbing mode by pressing M/m.
Fast*
HQ
SEP
HSP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
* Appears when High-speed Dubbing is available
for the title (page 79).
8
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The dubbing indication appears in the front
panel display (page 35).
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
(Auto Dub Mode)
If there is not enough available space on the target
disc, the recorder automatically selects a dubbing
mode with lower picture quality according to the
available space. If there is insufficient disc space
in the selected dubbing mode, the following
display appears after step 8.
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)
A maximum of 30 selected titles can be dubbed at
once. You can select the dubbing mode for each
title.
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
2
3
Press HDD or DVD to select the source.
4
Press TOOLS to select “Dub Selected
Titles,” and press ENTER.
Dub Selected Titles
Cancel
5
Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER to
start dubbing. To manually select another dubbing
mode, select “Reset,” and go to step 7.
z Hints
• If disc space is still insufficient for the selected dubbing
mode, erase unnecessary parts of the title, or free up
disc space by erasing titles on the disc (page 76).
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned off.
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Start
Cancel
4 World Tour – Asia 3
25.6
3 World Cup Final
20.6
2 World Tour – Asia 2
18.6
1 World Tour – Asia 1
11.6
Settings
Reset
Select titles in the order you want to dub,
and press ENTER.
The titles are numbered in the selected order.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
If a title with
(page 81) is selected in the
title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
To “Move,” select “Yes.”
To stop dubbing
Press TOOLS to select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
“Yes,” and press ENTER.
4.6GB
ORIGINAL
There is not enough memory for the dubbing.
Select "Auto Dub Mode" or adjust the mode.
Reset
0.0GB
Select title(s) in the order you want to dub them.
Title Dub
Auto Dub Mode
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
6
Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles you
want to dub.
To make adjustments for each of the titles,
select “Settings” (see “To adjust the settings
for each title” below). To cancel all of the
selections, select “Reset,” and go to step 5.
7
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The dubbing indication appears in the front
panel display (page 35).
To adjust the settings for each title
You can make detailed settings for each of the
selected titles during Multiple Title Dubbing.
1
In step 6 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” on page 82, select “Settings”
and press ENTER.
The following display for making the
adjustments appears.
To re-select titles, select “Change,” and go to
step 5 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” above. To have the recorder
adjust the dubbing mode so all of the selected
titles fit in, select “Auto mode.”
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
(Auto Dub Mode)
If there is not enough available space on the target
disc, the recorder automatically selects a dubbing
mode with lower picture quality according to the
available space. The same dubbing mode is set for
all of the titles. If disc space is insufficient for the
selected dubbing mode, the following display
appears after step 7 of “Dubbing multiple titles
(Dub Selected Titles)” on page 82.
Dub Selected Titles
There is not enough memory. Select
"Auto Dub Mode" or change the selection.
Auto Dub Mode
Dub Selected Titles
2.1GB
Adjust the settings for the dubbing here.
Change
Cancel
4.6GB
Start
World Tour – Asia 1
11.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Cancel
2
World Tour – Asia 2
18.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Auto mode
3
World Tour – Asia 3
25.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
4
World Cup Final
Rec Mode: SP
Change
20.6
Dub Mode: Fast 1.2GB
1 Total size of the selected titles
2 Direction of dubbing
3 Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER. If
you have selected only one title, select “OK.”
To stop dubbing
Press TOOLS to select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
“Yes,” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned off.
• You can start Multiple Title Dubbing by selecting
“DUBBING” from the System Menu.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
1
4 Information about the title to be dubbed
(title name, original recording mode,
dubbing mode, and data size after
dubbing)
5 Order of dubbing
2
Select the title which you want to adjust, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Dub Mode”: Selects the dubbing mode for
each title (page 79).
“Change Order”: Moves the title to change the
dubbing order. Press M/m to select a new
location, and press ENTER.
“Cancel”: Cancels the title selection. The title
is excluded from dubbing.
3
4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
When you finish making adjustments, select
“Start,” and press ENTER.
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DV Dubbing
Before DV Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a digital video
camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel. If
you want to dub by way of the LINE IN jacks, see
“Recording from connected equipment without a
timer” on page 59.
To record from the DV IN jack
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
record digital signals.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV
dubbing,” and then move on to the section on
dubbing. For more information about i.LINK, see
“About i.LINK” on page 112.
b Notes
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack
and follow the instructions of “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” on page 59.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do not
connect a MICRO MV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 39).
Hookups
DVD recorder
to DV IN
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or HDD.
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
Preparing for DV dubbing
DV output
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a
DV/Digital 8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do not
need to operate your digital video camera. Do the
following to start using the “DV Edit” functions of
this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before connecting.
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
1
Press HDD or DVD to select the recording
destination.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “Inserting
a Disc” on page 29).
2
Insert the source DV/Digital 8 format tape
into your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
video camera must be set to video playback
mode.
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3
b Notes
Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme
position
4
L1
L2
L3
L4
DV
Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly
to select the recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
HQ
SEP
HSP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
5
Press TOOLS on the remote to select “DV
Audio Input,” and press ENTER. Then,
select the setting for the audio input.
DV Dubbing
“Stereo1” (default): Records original sound
only. Normally select this when dubbing a DV
format tape.
“Mix”: Records both stereo 1 and 2.
“Stereo2”: Records additional audio only.
Select “Mix” or “Stereo2” only if you have
added a second audio channel when recording
with your digital video camera.
You are ready to start dubbing. Select one of
the dubbing methods on the following pages.
• You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another device
or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of the
cassette memory onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV/Digital 8 format tape that is
recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a tape with
multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or
32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural sound will be output
when playing back the sampling frequency switch
point on the disc.
• In order to use this recorder’s “Auto Chapter” setting
(page 86), be sure to correctly set the clock on your
digital video camera before shooting.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily affected if
the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
is nothing recorded on the tape.
z Hints
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
• You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 53.
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Recording an Entire DV
Format Tape (One Touch
Dubbing)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can record the entire contents of a DV/
Digital 8 format tape onto a disc with a single
press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on the
recorder. The recorder controls the digital video
camera for the whole process, and completes the
recording.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD become
a single title. When “Auto Chapter” of “Features”
setup is set to “On,” this title is divided into
chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a DVDRW (VR mode), each shooting session on the tape
becomes a chapter on the disc. For other discs, the
recorder divides the title into chapters at
approximately 6-minute intervals.
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV
dubbing” on page 84, and press ONE-TOUCH
DUB on the recorder.
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
recording the tape contents.
When the recording is finished, the recorder
rewinds the tape in the digital video camera.
To stop during recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z Hints
• If you set “Finalise Disc” of “One Touch Dubbing” to
“Auto” in “Features” setup (page 100), the recorded
disc (except DVD-RW (VR mode)) will automatically
be finalised after recording is finished.
• You can play back a previously recorded title on the
HDD while One Touch Dubbing is in progress.
b Notes
• When a blank space between the recordings on the tape
continues for more than five minutes, One Touch
Dubbing ends automatically.
• The recorder records a blank for five minutes before it
stops dubbing. To stop the blank recording, press
x REC STOP.
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Program Edit
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can select scenes from a DV/Digital 8 format
tape, and then automatically record selected
scenes to the HDD or a DVD.
To use this function, you will do the following:
Connect your digital video camera and
prepare for recording
m
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Using the recorder’s remote control, fast forward
or rewind the tape to select the scenes. At this
point, the selected scenes are not copied to the
disc. The recorder only remembers the IN and
OUT points of the scenes that you selected for
dubbing. You can also reset, erase, or change the
order of the scenes.
m
Dub the selected scenes
After you have selected the scenes, the recorder
will fast forward and rewind the tape
automatically and record the scenes to the HDD or
a DVD.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD become
a single title. When “Auto Chapter” of “Features”
setup is set to “On,” this title is divided into
chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a DVDRW (VR mode), each shooting session on the tape
becomes a chapter on the disc. For other discs, the
recorder divides the title into chapters at
approximately 6-minute intervals.
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV
dubbing” on page 84, and press SYSTEM
MENU.
2
Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
6
The display asks if you want to start selecting
scenes.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
A new Scene List menu appears with the
selected scene.
To add a scene, select “Add.”
Scenes Selection
Do you want to select a scene?
DV EDIT
Start
3
1
A Thumbnail picture
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
B Time information
C Total duration of the program
D Total number of scenes
The display for setting the OUT point (end of
the scene) appears. The scene starts to play in
the background from the IN point.
The display asks if you want to add the
selected scene to the Scene List menu.
To preview the scene, select “Preview.”
To reset either the IN or OUT point, select
“Change IN” or “Change OUT,” and repeat
from step 4.
Scenes Selection
8
DV Dubbing
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
When you finish adding scenes, select the
scene you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order. Follow the
explanations on the screen to change the order
by pressing M/m and ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK.”
“Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
“Change IN”: Changes the start of the scene.
Repeat from step 4.
“Change OUT”: Changes the end of the scene.
Repeat from step 5.
Controlling...
5
Quit
Add
7
Select scene(Set IN point)
OK
0:00:30-0:00:52
0H00M22S
• If you have previously saved a programme,
the display asks if you want to edit an
existing programme or to create a new
programme. To resume editing the existing
programme, select “Saved Data,” and go to
step 6.
The display for setting the IN point (start of
the scene) appears.
The scene starts to play in the background.
4
Total 0:00:22
Scenes 1
SCENE LIST
Cancel
When you finish editing the Scene List,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter,”
and follow the explanations on page 36.
Title Name
Enter the title name.
DV 11.10.03 13:30 - 12.11.03 16:46
Do you want to capture the scene
between IN 0:00:30 and OUT 0:00:52?
OK
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change IN
Enter
Change OUT
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9
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The default title name is fixed, and the display
asks if you want to start recording.
To change the disc media, select “Media” and
press M/m. To change the dubbing mode,
select “Dub Mode” and press M/m.
DV Dubbing
2.6GB
Change the dubbing mode if necessary.
Select "Start" to start dubbing.
Media
Dub Mode
DVD
SP 0.8GB
Start
Cancel
Data capacity required for the dubbing.
10 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts recording the tape contents
as programmed.
• If the recording does not fit due to the
dubbing mode you selected, the display asks
if you want to continue.
To change the dubbing mode, select “Reset”
and repeat from step 9.
To have the recorder adjust the dubbing
mode, select “Auto Dub Mode.”
• If there is not enough disc space even after
changing the dubbing mode, the display
asks if you want to record halfway.
To continue, select “OK.”
To stop during recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
b Notes
• Contents recorded to the HDD or a DVD may not be
recorded as programmed if the tape’s time code is not
sequential or there are blanks between the recordings
on the tape. In this case, see “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” on page 59.
• The start and end points of a programme may be
different from what you have set if the source DV/
Digital 8 format tape is in any of the following
conditions:
– Recording mode was changed during the recording.
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of the
tape.
• If you set the beginning of the tape as the IN point and
the end point as the OUT point, the IN and OUT points
may move slightly during dubbing.
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
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3
Settings and Adjustments
Clock and Language
Settings (Settings)
The “Settings” setup helps you to make clock and
language settings for the recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
The Settings display appears with the
following options.
Clock
DTV Settings
Language
To change the numbers, press < to return to
the item to be changed, and press M/m.
4
5
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Press the O button to come back to the
Settings display.
Language
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language given
priority in the disc (DVD VIDEO only) or
broadcasted by a digital channel is selected.
SETUP
Settings
Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item to be
set, then press M/m to set the numbers. The
day of the week is set automatically.
Video
Audio
Features
Subtitle
Password
Options
Clock
Normally the clock is set automatically thanks to
the time and date information broadcasted by the
local network package.
If the recorder does not receive a time signal from
any service, you may set the clock manually.
Therefore, please proceed as follows.
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc (DVD VIDEO only) or broadcasted by a
digital channel (when available).
When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
language changes according to the language you
selected for the sound track.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” on page 119 using the number
buttons.
◆To set the clock manually
b Note
1
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
the recorded languages will be automatically selected.
After step 3 above, select “Clock,” and press
ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
Easy Setup
Settings - Clock
Present Time :
2
Sat 1. 1. 2005
0:00
Select “Present Time,” and press ENTER.
Clock - Present Time
Set the time and date manually.
Sat 1
1
2005
0 : 00
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• If you have not yet registered a password,
the display for registering a new password
appears.
Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)
DTV Settings - Parental Lock
Enter a new password.
The DTV Settings Setup enables you to take full
advantage of Digital TV Broadcasting services
such as favourites channels setting or to prevent
children’s viewing unsuitable channels and
programmes.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
OK
Cancel
2
Enter your four-digit password using the M/m
buttons or the number buttons, then select
“OK” and press ENTER.
The Parental Lock menu appears
Select “DTV Settings,” and press ENTER.
DTV Settings - Parental Lock
The DTV Settings Setup Display appears with
the following options.
Lock Channels
Set Age Limit
SETUP
Settings
Favourites
DTV Settings
Parental Lock
Video
Tuning
Audio
Technical information
Features
b Note
If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Password” under “Factory Setup” in Options
Setup (page 102).
Password
Options
Easy Setup
◆To lock channels
1
Favourites
Once the Parental Lock menu displayed,
select “Lock Channels,” and press ENTER.
The DTV Settings- Lock Channels display
appears.
The Favourite Display allows you to store and
organize your favourite channels into one of four
TV or four Radio lists.
Please refer to page 45 for detailed Favourites
Channels settings.
Lock Channels
Programme
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
005
Parental Lock
The Parental Lock Display enables you to lock
certain channels you consider unsuitable and to set
an age limit so that any programme classed above
that age by the broadcaster is restricted.
1
90
After step 3 above, select “Parental Lock,”
and press ENTER.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Page Up
Digital Teletext
Page Down
Show Locked
This display shows all the TV channels
available to you.
2
Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
number to highlight a channel you want to
lock, then press the ENTER button.
A locked channel is identified by the
next to the programme number
icon
Tuning
Lock Channels
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Programme
Service
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DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
005
Digital Teletext
Page Down
Show Locked
If you do not wish to lock one of the five
channels in the display, press the RED or
GREEN button to view the previous or next
five channels available.
3
The Tuning Display allows you to tune your
recorder automatically or to hide unused or
unwanted programmes and also change the order
of the programmes on display. During these
procedures you may be requested to enter your
password. Refer to page 90 for information.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)” on page 90, then select
“Tuning,” and press ENTER.
The DTV Settings - Tuning menu appears.
Press the O button to come back to the
Parental Lock menu.
◆To unlock channels
1
2
Tuning
Auto Tune
In Step 2 above press the M/m buttons to
highlight the channel you want to unlock, then
press ENTER: the icon next to the
programme number disappears.
Press the O button to come back to the
Parental Lock menu.
Programme Sort
Auto Tune
This option enables you to capture and store
automatically all available channels.
1
Once the DTV Settings - Tuning menu
displayed, select “Auto Tune,” and press
ENTER.
The Auto Tune Start Display appears.
Auto Tune
◆ To set the Age Limit
1
Once the Parental Lock menu displayed,
select “Set Age Limit,” and press ENTER.
Yes
2
Set Age Limit
An event will be locked when it is rated as
unsuitable for children below the following age:
Age:
2
Do you want to start auto tuning ?
No
Settings and Adjustments
z Hints
• Press the BLUE button to view the list showing only
the locked channels.
• Press the BLUE button once again when you wish to
return to the previous channel list display.
• Press
/
while the Lock Channels display is
turned on to change to the previous/next page.
Programme Hide
Select “Yes” in the menu option and press
ENTER.
The Auto Tune display appears showing a
tuning progress bar and the number of
channels found.
Auto Tune
Press the M/m buttons to set the desired age
limit and press ENTER.
b Notes
• To operate correctly, this feature relies on the
broadcaster sending the correct age classification for
each programme.
• If you select the Parental Lock channel activated, “This
channel has been locked” appears on the gray screen
and it is recorded.
Number of channels found:
32
Searching ...
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When Auto Tune has ended, a completion
display appears indicating the number of TV
and Radio channels that have been found and
stored.
GREEN button to view the previous or next
five channels available.
4
Auto Tune
Number of channels found:
50
Number of TV Channels:
30
Number of Radio Channels:
20
Tuning has sucessfully completed
3
Press the ENTER button to remove the
display and view the first channel captured.
Programme Hide
This option allows you to hide (disable) unused or
unwanted channels.
The hidden programmes will be skipped when you
press PROG +/– and will not appear in the EPG
applications.
1
Once the DTV Settings - Tuning menu
displayed, select “Programme Hide,” and
press ENTER.
The DTV Settings- Programme Hide display
appears showing all the TV or Radio channels
available to you.
◆Restoration of hidden programmes
Hidden channels are identified by an icon next
to the programme number.
In Step 3 above press the M/m buttons to highlight
the channel you want to restore, then press
ENTER: the icon next to the programme
number disappears.
z Hints
• Press the BLUE button to view the list showing only
the hidden channels.
• Press the BLUE button once again when you wish to
return to the standard programme hide display.
Programme Sort
This option allows you to change the channel
order in the on-screen programme list.
1
Programme Hide
3
Programme Sort
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
Programme
Service
003
NCE 5
001
DDE News
004
Channel J
002
AAC
005
Digital Teletext
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
Page Down
Show Hidden
Press the TV/RADIO button to display either
the TV or Radio channels.
The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
of a Radio icon
in the display.
Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
number to highlight a channel you want to
hide, then press the ENTER button.
Page Up
2
Page Down
Press the M/m buttons or enter a programme
number to highlight the channel you wish to
move, then press the ENTER button.
A tick icon appears next to the selected
programme number and a Swap option
appears in the display.
Programme
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
005
Digital Teletext
Page Down
Programme
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
Digital Teletext
005
Show Hidden
Page Up
If you do not wish to choose from one of the
five channels in the display, press the RED or
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Digital Teletext
005
Programme Sort
Programme Hide
Page Up
Once the DTV Settings - Tuning menu
displayed, select “Programme Sort,” and
press ENTER.
The Programme Sort Display appears
showing the list of all tuned channels.
Programme
Page Up
2
Once you have hidden the unwanted channels
as desired, press the O button repeatedly to
return to the main menu.
Page Down
Swap
If you do not wish to choose from one of the
five channels in the display, press the RED or
GREEN button to view the previous or next
five channels available.
3
Press the M/m buttons to highlight the
programme number you wish your selected
channel to appear on.
Signal Strength
This information screen shows the signal strength
of the broadcast you are watching.
1
Programme Sort
Programme
Service
001
DDE News
002
AAC
003
NCE 5
004
Channel J
Signal Strength
Signal Strength
Digital Teletext
005
Select “Signal Strength,” in the DTV Settings
- Technical Information display and press
ENTER.
The Signal Strength display appears with the
selected channel on view in the background.
Good
Signal Quality
Page Up
Page Down
4
Press the BLUE button to swap channel
position. Your selected channel appears on the
programme number selected in step 3.
5
6
Repeat this procedure to move other channels.
Once you have moved all channels as desired,
press the O button repeatedly to return to the
main menu.
The Signal Strength display coloured bars
correspondences are as follows:
Good:
Technical Information
Manufacturer Information
Signal Strength
On
(Red)
After viewing the information displayed,
press the O button to come back to the
Technical Information menu.
Digital Software Upgrade
Periodically Sony will issue upgrades for the
software that was initially installed in your
recorder. These upgrades will automatically be
received and enabled. If desired, you can disable
this option as follows:
1
Select “Digital Software Upgrade,” in the
DTV Settings - Technical Information display
and press ENTER.
The Digital Software Upgrade menu option
appears
Technical Information
Once the DTV Settings - Technical
Information displayed, select “Manufacturer
Information,” and press ENTER.
After viewing the information displayed,
press the O button to come back to the
Technical Information menu.
Poor:
3
This information screen shows you the current
version of software installed in your recorder.
2
(Yellow)
Press the PROG +/– buttons to check the
signal strength of the other tuned channels.
Manufacturer Information
1
Average:
Settings and Adjustments
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)” on page 90, then select
“Technical Information,” and press ENTER.
The DTV Settings - Technical Information
menu appears.
(Green)
2
Technical Information
Digital Software Upgrade :
Average
Swap
Manufacturer Information
Signal Strength
Digital Software Upgrade :
On
On
Off
2
Press the M/m buttons to highlight “Off,” and
press ENTER.
b Notes
• Sony recommend that you always leave this option set
to “On”.
• To receive the upgrade, the unit must be powered on
and watching a BBC channel. It will take up 30 minutes
to upgrade the unit. The new software will be available
once the unit has been placed into standby, and then
back to normal operating mode.
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Video Settings (Video)
Video settings will adjust items related to the
image, such as size and colour.
Choose the settings according to the type of TV or
tuner connected to the DVD recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
16:9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
b Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
DTV Settings
HDMI Resolution :
Auto
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
4:3 Output :
Full
Features
Component Out :
Off
Password
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Options
Scart Setting
Easy Setup
Line4 Input :
Video
TV Type
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from 16:9 size video (page 53) or a 16:9
size commercial DVD video.
Select the playback picture size according to the
type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide mode
TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
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16:9
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a wide
mode function.
4:3 Letter
Box
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide
picture with bands on the upper
and lower portions of the screen.
4:3 Pan
Scan
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Automatically
displays a wide picture on the
entire screen and cuts off the
portions that do not fit.
HDMI Resolution (RDR-HXD910 only)
Selects the type of video signals output from the
HDMI OUT jack. When you select “Auto”
(default), the recorder outputs video signals of the
highest resolution acceptable for your TV. If the
picture is not clear, natural or to your satisfaction,
try another option that suits the disc and your TV/
projector, etc. For details, refer also to the
instruction manual supplied with the TV/
projector, etc.
Auto
Normally, select this.
1920x1080i
Sends 1920x1080i video signals.
1280x720p
Sends 1280x720p video signals.
720x480/
576p
Sends 720x480/576p video
signals.
b Note
Even when a setting other than “Auto” is selected and the
connected TV cannot accept the resolution, the recorder
automatically adjusts the video signals that are suitable
for the TV.
Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)
Progressive Mode
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
DVD software can be divided into two types: film
based software and video based software. Video
based software is derived from TV, such as
dramas and sit-coms, and displays images at 30
frames/60 fields (25 frames/50 fields) per second.
Film based software is derived from film and
displays images at 24 frames per second. Some
DVD software contains both Video and Film.
In order for these images to appear natural on your
screen when output in PROGRESSIVE mode (50
or 60 frames per second), the progressive video
signal needs to be converted to match the type of
DVD software that you are watching.
You can fine-tune the progressive 525p/625p
video signal that is output when you press
PROGRESSIVE (“PROGRESSIVE” lights up).
Note that you must connect to a progressive
format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks (page 16).
Auto
The picture, including subjects
that move dynamically, is output
with no jitter. Normally select this
position.
Frame
The picture, including subjects
that do not move dynamically, is
output in high resolution.
4:3 Output (RDR-HXD910 only)
This setting is effective only when you set “TV
Type” in “Video” to “16:9.”
Note that this setting is effective only for HDMI
connection.
Full
Select this when you can change
the aspect ratio on your TV.
Normal
Select this when you cannot
change the aspect ratio on your
TV. Shows a 16:9 aspect ratio
signal with black bands on left and
right sides of the image.
Automatically detects the software
type (Film-based or Video-based)
and selects the appropriate
conversion mode. Normally select
this position.
Video
Fixes the conversion mode to the
mode for Video-based software.
Scart Setting
16:9 aspect ratio TV
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Sets the method of inputting/outputting signals
from the SCART jacks on the rear panel of the
recorder. Select an option for each of the items
below according to the combination of jacks and
methods that you are going to use.
Settings and Adjustments
Auto
◆Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the LINE 1 – TV jack.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you want
to view progressive signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
b Notes
• When you set “Line1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot
set “Component Out” to “On.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks, do not select “Off.” If you select “Off” in this
case, the picture may not appear.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
b Notes
• If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB signals, no
picture appears on the TV screen even if you select “S
Video” or “RGB.” See the instructions supplied with
your TV.
• You cannot select “RGB” when “Component Out”
above is set to “On.”
• SMARTLINK is available only when “Video” is
selected.
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◆Line3 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE 3 jack. The picture will not be clear if this
setting does not match the type of video input
signal.
Video/
RGB
Inputs video signals or RGB
signals.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
◆ Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the LINE 3 jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
Line4 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE 4 IN jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
DTV Settings
Audio DRC :
Standard
Video
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Audio
Audio Connection
Features
Password
Options
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
Easy Setup
Audio ATT (attenuation)
If the playback sound is distorted, set this item to
“On.” The recorder reduces the audio output level.
This function affects the output of the following
jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3 jack
On
Select this when the playback
sound from the speakers is
distorted.
Off
Normally select this position.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
“Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3 jack
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only) jack only
when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 97).
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Audio - Audio Connection
Standard
TV Mode
Wide
Range
Normally select this position.
Digital Out :
Makes low sounds clear even if
you turn the volume down.
Gives you the feeling of being at a
live performance.
On
Dolby Digital :
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
48kHz/96kHz PCM :
Audio(HDMI) :
2
48kHz/16bit
Auto
Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.
Downmix (DVDs only)
On
Normally select this position.
Switches the method for mixing down to two
channels when you play a DVD which has rear
sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby
Digital format. For details on the rear signal
components, see “4. Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information” on page 34. This function
affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3 jack
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only) jack when
“Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM” (page 97).
Off
The influence of the digital circuit
upon the analogue circuit is
minimal.
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals are
output to two channels for
enjoying surround sounds.
Normal
Multi-channel audio signals are
downmixed to two channels for
use with your stereo.
Audio Connection
The following setup items switch the method of
outputting audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a
digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Step 4: Connecting
the Audio Cords” on page 20.
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”
“48kHz/96kHz PCM,” and “Audio(HDMI)”
(RDR-HXD910 only) after setting “Digital Out”
to “On.”
If you connect a component that does not accept
the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no
sound) will come out from the speakers, and may
affect your ears or cause speaker damage.
1
Select “Audio Connection” in “Audio,” and
press ENTER.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Set the digital output signal.
• Dolby Digital (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
lacking a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder. The surround effects of
output signals are determined by
the “Downmix” setting item in
“Audio” setup.
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack (RDR-HXD910 only) is
connected to equipment not compatible with DOLBY
DIGITAL signals, the “D-PCM” signals will be
automatically output even when you select “Dolby
Digital.”
Settings and Adjustments
Dolby
Surround
3
4
• MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
without a built-in MPEG decoder.
If you play MPEG audio sound
tracks, the recorder outputs stereo
signals via the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in MPEG decoder.
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b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack (RDR-HXD910 only) is
connected to equipment not compatible with MPEG
audio signals, the “PCM” signals will be automatically
output even when you select “MPEG.”
• Audio (HDMI) (RDR-HXD910 only)
Selects the type of audio signal output from the
HDMI OUT jack.
AUTO
Normally, select this position.
Outputs the optimum audio signal
that can be received by the TV
based on the “Digital Out” settings
(page 97).
PCM
Converts Dolby Digital or 96 kHz
PCM signals to 48kHz/16 bit
PCM.
• DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
On
Off
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in DTS decoder.
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
without a built-in DTS decoder.
b Note
When HDMI output (RDR-HXD910 only) is performed
to equipment not compatible with DTS signals, the
signals will not be output regardless of the “DTS” setting.
• 48kHz/96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
48kHz/
16bit
The DVD video audio signal is
converted to 48kHz/16bit and
output.
96kHz/
24bit
All signals containing 96kHz/
24bit are output without
conversion. However, the signals
are output at 48kHz/16bit if
copyright-protected signals are
contained.
b Notes
• “48kHz/96kHz PCM” setting has no effect when audio
signals are output from the LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIOL) jacks. If the sampling frequency is 96kHz, signals
are simply converted to 96kHz analog signals and
output.
• When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack to listen to MPEG audio signals and
set “MPEG” to “MPEG” in “Audio” setup, no sound
will come from your speakers if you select one of the
Surround TVS modes.
• If the HDMI OUT jack (RDR-HXD910 only) is
connected to equipment not compatible with 96 kHz
signals, 48kHz PCM will be automatically output even
when you select “96kHz/24bit.”
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b Notes
• A loud noise (or no sound) will be output if you connect
the recorder to a TV that is not compatible with
DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS signals and “Auto” is
selected. In this case, select “PCM.”
• Set “Digital Out” to “On” when outputting compressed
audio signals to an HDMI compatible TV.
b Notes
Recording and Parental
Control Settings (Features)
The “Features” setup allows you to adjust
recording and parental control settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary depending
on the amount of information contained in the video to
be recorded.
• Chapter marks are automatically inserted where the
recordings start on the tape when “Auto Chapter” is set
to “On” during DV dubbing to the HDD or a DVD-RW
(VR mode).
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited
according to a predetermined level, such as the age
of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced
with different scenes.
1
Select “Parental Control” in “Features,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
SETUP
Features - Parental Control
Settings
TV Direct Rec :
On
DTV Settings
Auto Chapter :
On
Video
Parental Control
Audio
One Touch Dubbing
Features
Synchro Rec
Record to HDD
Password
HQ Setting
HQ
Options
Colour System
PAL
Easy Setup
Screen Saver
On
Enter a new password.
OK
Cancel
TV Direct Rec (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/
DVD+R/DVD-R only)
On
Features - Parental Control
Allows you to easily record what
you are watching on the TV using
SMARTLINK.
Enter your password.
OK
Cancel
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec
function.
2
Auto Chapter
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during recording
or dubbing.
On
Off
Settings and Adjustments
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
For the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode), the recorder detects
changes in the picture and sound
and automatically inserts chapter
marks.
For other recordable discs, the
recorder inserts chapter marks at
approximately 6-minute intervals.
No chapter mark is inserted.
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and press
ENTER.
Features - Parental Control
3
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
Select “Standard,” and press , or ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
USA
Others
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4
5
Select a geographic area as the playback
limitation level, and press ENTER.
The area is selected.
• When you select “Others,” press the number
buttons to select and enter an area code in
the table (page 119). Then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
8
7
Synchro Rec
Selects the recording destination used for
Synchro-Recording (page 58).
Record to
HDD
Records to the HDD.
Record to
DVD
Records to DVDs.
HQ Setting (HDD only)
Selects the HQ mode used for recording on the
HDD (page 48).
6
5
HQ+
Records in higher quality
(approximate 15 Mbps).
HQ
Records in the standard HQ mode.
4
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected level will
be restricted.
6
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental Control setting is complete.
To cancel the Parental Control setting for the
disc, set “Level” to “Off” in step 6.
To change the password, you will have to set
it in the Password Setup Display (page 101).
b Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
“Options” setup (page 102).
• When you play discs which do not have the Parental
Control function, playback cannot be limited on this
recorder.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to change the
Parental Control level while playing the disc. In this
case, enter your password, then change the level.
One Touch Dubbing
Displays the following options for the One Touch
Dub function.
◆Finalise Disc (for all recordable discs except
DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects whether or not to finalise the disc
automatically following One Touch Dubbing
(page 86).
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Auto
Automatically finalises the disc
following One Touch Dubbing.
Manual
Allows you to finalise the disc
manually.
Colour System
Selects the colour system when playing VIDEO
CDs (including Super VIDEO CDs).
PAL
Plays a disc in PAL colour system.
NTSC
Plays a disc in NTSC colour
system.
Screen Saver
The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the recorder for more than 10 minutes while an
on-screen display, such as the System Menu, is
displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver
image helps prevent your display device from
becoming damaged (ghosting).
On
Turns on the screen saver function.
Off
Turns off the function.
Parental Control
(Password)
This “Password” Setup allow you to set or to
modify the password that gives access to Parental
Control settings.
Disc and Remote Control
Settings/Factory Settings
(Options)
The “Options” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
1
2
3
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Password,” and press ENTER.
The Password Setup Display appears
• If you have not yet set a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
The “Options” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
SETUP
Password
Enter a new password.
OK
Settings
Format DVD-RW :
VR
DTV Settings
Dimmer :
Normal
Video
Power Save :
Off
Audio
Auto Display :
On
Features
Command Mode :
DVD3
Password
Factory Setup
Options
Cancel
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Password
Enter your password.
OK
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only)
The recorder automatically starts formatting in
VR mode or Video mode, whichever is selected
below, when a new, unformatted DVD-RW is
inserted.
VR
Automatically formats the disc in
VR mode.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
Cancel
If you wish to change your password, first
enter your current password using the number
buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for registering a new password
appears.
4
Enter your new four-digit password using
the number buttons, then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
Easy Setup
Dimmer
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Normal
Bright lighting.
Power
Save
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is off.
b Note
b Note
If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
“Options” setup (page 102).
When “Power Save” in “Options” setup is set to “On,”
the front panel display is turned off during standby
regardless of this setting.
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Power Save
Selects whether this recorder is in power save
mode when the power is turned off (standby).
On
Sets to power save mode. The
front panel display is off when the
recorder is in standby.
Off
Does not set to power save mode.
Normally, select this.
b Notes
• Power Save mode does not function when a Synchro
Recording is set, even when “Power Save” is set to
“On.”
• The SMARTLINK features are not available when
“Power Save” is set to “On.”
• The
(Electronic Programme Guide) button located
on the front panel is invalid when “Power Save” is set
to “On” and the recorder is turned to off.
Auto Display
On
Automatically displays
information on the screen when
the recorder is turned on, etc.
Off
Displays information only when
DISPLAY is pressed.
Command Mode
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder if
other DVD equipment is assigned the same
Command Mode. Be sure to match the Command
Mode switch on the remote to the setting made
here. For details, see “If you have a Sony DVD
player or more than one Sony DVD recorder” on
page 24.
DVD1
Select this if the default Command
Mode conflicts with other DVD
equipment.
DVD2
Select this if the default Command
Mode conflicts with other DVD
equipment.
DVD3
The default Command Mode of
the recorder.
Factory Setup
Allows you to select the setup settings by group,
and return them to their default settings. Note that
all of your previous settings will be lost.
1
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Select “Factory Setup” in “Options,” and
press , or ENTER.
The display for selecting a group of settings
appears.
2
Select the group of settings you want to return
to default from “Settings,” “DTV Settings,”
“Video,” “Audio,” “Features,” “Password,”
“Options,” and “All,” and press , or
ENTER.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The selected settings return to their default
settings.
4
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the “Easy Setup” programme.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
DTV Settings
Video
Audio
Features
Password
Options
Easy Setup
Press ENTER.
Select “Start.”
Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
(page 25) from step 2.
Settings and Adjustments
4
5
6
Easy Setup
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Picture noise appears.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties
while using the recorder, use this troubleshooting
guide to help remedy the problem before
requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
contact the Sony Customer Information Centre on
08705 111 999
(Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm)
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
Tuner
The channel is not found or stored or missed.
, Make sure that your aerial is properly connected
to the recorder.
, Confirm with your dealer that you are in an area
that can receive a digital signal.
, Check your aerial installation.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
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Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 15).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VCR”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
Check that “Scart Setting” in “Video” setup is set
to the appropriate item that conforms to your
system (page 95).
If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
“Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On”
(page 95).
This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
A scrambled channel is selected.
When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where the layers switch.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder
passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
player, the copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programmes could affect picture
quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s S
VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE until
the PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off.
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (525p/625p) signals, the image may be
affected when you set the recorder to progressive
format. In this case, disconnect first the HDMI
cord from the recorder (RDR-HXD910 only) and
press PROGRESSIVE so that the
PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off and the
recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
, You are playing a DVD recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
, Noises may appear in the pictures recorded on
the HDD, which is due to the characteristics of
HDD, and is not a malfunction.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where the layers switch.
There is no picture or the picture noise appears
when connected to the HDMI OUT jack (RDRHXD910 only).
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and
on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off
and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
HDMI cord again.
, If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video output,
changing the “HDMI Resolution” setting in the
“Video” setup may solve the problem (page 94).
Connect the TV and the recorder using a video
jack other than the HDMI OUT, and switch the
TV’s input to the connected video input so that
you can see the on-screen displays. Change the
“HDMI Resolution” setting in the “Video” setup,
and switch the TV’s input back to HDMI. If the
picture still does not appear, repeat the steps and
try other options.
, The recorder is connected to an input device that
is not HDCP compliant (page 16).
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
programme using the PROG +/– buttons.
Picture break up
, Signal strength low.
, Check aerial installation.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient or upgrade the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
, The RF cable is connected to the AERIAL OUT
jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to the
AERIAL IN jack.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is hidden (page 92).
, A timer recording started, which changed the
channels.
, The Parental Lock is activated (page 90).
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1 – TV
jack, select “L1” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “L2” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN
jacks, select “L4” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3 jack,
select “L3” in the front panel display by pressing
PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack,
(this is usually for a digital video camera
connection), select “DV” in the front panel
display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
SELECT.
, When an S video cable is connected to the
recorder’s LINE 4 IN jack, set “Line4 Input” in
“Video” setup to “S Video” (page 96).
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your recorder
before reaching your TV, the copy-protection
signal applied to some programmes could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in “Video” setup in accordance
with the screen size of your TV (page 94).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the picture size is set in “TV Type” in
“Video” setup.
, The picture size of the title is fixed.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting” in
“Video” setup is set to the appropriate item that
conforms to your system (page 95).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or the
connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only) jacks, check
the “Audio Connection” settings in “Audio” setup
(page 97).
, A scrambled channel is selected.
Additional Information
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
The playback picture or TV programme from
the equipment connected through the recorder
is distorted.
No sound is output from the HDMI OUT jack
(RDR-HXD910 only).
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and
on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off
and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
HDMI cord again.
, The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI
device (DVI jacks do not accept audio signals).
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, The equipment connected to the HDMI OUT
jack does not conform to the audio signal format,
in this case set “Audio(HDMI)” of “Audio
Connection” in “Audio” setup to “PCM”
(page 98).
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “On”
(page 96).
The recorder does not start playback from the
beginning.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT RAUDIO-L jacks, LINE 1 – TV jack, or LINE 3
jack (page 63).
, Resume play was activated (page 61).
, You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu or
DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
start playback.
The sound volume is low.
The recorder starts playing automatically.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in “Audio” setup to “TV Mode”
(page 96).
, Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “Off”
(page 96).
, One of the Surround TVS effects is selected
(page 64).
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
do some of the operations above. See the
instruction manual supplied with the disc.
Sound is noisy.
, When recording from connected equipment, set
“Line Audio Input” in TOOLS menu to
“Bilingual” (page 59).
, Any discs other than DVD-RWs (VR mode)
cannot be used for recording both main and sub
sounds.
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks
and want to change the audio track for a DVDRW (VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
Digital” of “Audio Connection” in “Audio” setup
to “D-PCM” (page 97).
Sound break up
, Signal strength low.
, Check aerial installation.
Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc
(except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
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, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalised (page 39).
Playback stops automatically.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the sound track.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
subtitles.
, Try changing the subtitle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The subtitles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
(page 57).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
, The recorder was in the process of DV Dubbing.
, A scrambled channel is selected.
, The Channel activated Parental Lock is selected.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
VIDEO being played.
, You are trying to change the angles when “
”
does not appear on the TV screen (page 62).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s
menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
Recording does not stop immediately after you
press x REC STOP.
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 70).
Recording does not stop after you press x.
, Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 70).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
TV Pause does not work.
, You are recording to the HDD or the HDD is full.
Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately after you
press z REC.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INFOWRITE” disappears
from the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
timer setting correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a
power failure that lasted for more than 1 hour.
Reset the clock (page 89).
, The channel was hidden after the timer recording
was set. See “Programme Hide” on page 92.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, There was a power failure during recording. If
the power recovers when there is a timer
recording, the recorder resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more than
1 hour, reset the clock (page 89).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
(page 57).
, Disc space was not enough.
Contents previously recorded were erased.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC
will be erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
, “Auto Title Erase” in the TOOLS menu (appears
when you press TOOLS while the Timer List
menu is turned on) is set to “On” (page 57).
, The title was updated and recorded over (page 50).
Additional Information
The programme position cannot be changed
from the programme position you are
recording.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
Recording from the equipment
with a timer
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
Synchro-Rec setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected equipment.
Turn off the connected equipment and set the
recorder to Synchro-Rec standby mode (page 58).
, The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Press SYNCHRO
REC to have the recorder stand by for recording.
Make sure the SYNCHRO REC indicator lights
up on the front panel (page 58).
, The recorder is connected to the TV output jack
of the connected equipment.
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Synchro-Recording does not complete.
, The timer setting for the connected equipment
overlapped the recorder’s timer setting
(page 59).
, There was a power failure during the recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when the satellite receiver is turned on.
, The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn
off the satellite receiver and cancel the SynchroRec function (page 58).
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
the recorder.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same command
mode (page 24). The default command mode
setting for this recorder and the supplied remote
is DVD3.
, Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 23).
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
equipment and recorder. Set a different
command mode for the recorder (page 24).
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 89).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that
lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock
(page 89).
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down [/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder
to operate abnormally, turn off the recorder and
wait until the clock appears in the front panel
display. Then, unplug the recorder and after
leaving it off for a while, plug it in again.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than three
minutes, the recording mode indication may be
displayed incorrectly. The actual recording itself
is correctly made in the selected recording mode.
, After playing titles recorded in SLP and SEP
mode, the recording mode indication may
change depending on the recorded programme.
Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
front panel display.
The clock does not appear in the front panel
display.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
open after you have recorded or edited a DVD.
This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
the disc.
, “Dimmer” in “Options” setup is set to “Power
Save” (page 101).
, The “Power Save” in “Options” setup was set to
“On,” and the recorder is in standby (page 102).
Remote control
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
the table on page 109).
The disc tray does not open after you press Z
(open/close).
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the
default setting when you replaced the batteries.
Reset the code (page 22).
, Turn on the recorder.
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“RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder’s recovery function was activated
when the recorder was turned on because the
power was turned off or failed during recording.
Leave the recorder on until “RECOVERY”
disappears from the front panel display.
“HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, The hard disk error occurred. Press down @/1 on
the recorder for ten seconds until “WELCOME”
appears in the front panel display. If this does not
resolve the problem, format the recorder’s HDD
by pressing down the HDD button on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“FORMAT” appears in the front panel display.
Note that all the contents recorded on the HDD
will be erased. If this does not fix the problem,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
“FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
not blocked. Then, immediately disconnect the
mains lead. Leave the recorder off for a while,
then re-connect the mains lead, and press [/1 on
the recorder.
Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
prevent the recorder from malfunctioning, a fivecharacter service number (e.g., C 13 00) with a
combination of a letter and four numbers appears
in the front panel display. In this case, check the
following table.
Cause and/or corrective
action
C 13
There is a problem in the HDD.
, Contact your nearest Sony
dealer or local authorized
service facility.
The DVD is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft
cloth.
C 31
The DVD/CD is not inserted
correctly.
, Re-insert the disc correctly.
E XX
(xx is a number)
To prevent a malfunction, the
recorder has performed the selfdiagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest Sony
dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility and
give the five-character
service number.
Example: E 61 10
The Parental Lock does not work.
, Check the Parental Lock options settings
(page 90).
Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder
is off.
, While the recorder is updating the EPG
information, operational noises (such as the
internal fan) may be heard, even when the power
is off. This is not a malfunction.
The disc tray does not open and you cannot
remove the disc after you press Z (open/
close).
Additional Information
First three
characters of
the service
number
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock appears in
the front panel display, disconnect the mains
lead. (If the recorder does not turn off or if the
clock does not appear in the front panel display,
disconnect the mains lead anyway.) Connect the
mains lead again while pressing down A on the
recorder, and release the button when the disc
tray opens. Then, keep [/1 on the recorder
pressed for about ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 61).
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Notes about the discs
Notes About This Recorder
On operation
• If the recorder is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, or is placed in a very damp
room, moisture may condense on the lenses
inside the recorder. Should this occur, the
recorder may not operate properly. In this case,
remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any discs.
If you don’t, the disc may be damaged.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to a
section with very low level inputs or no audio
signals. If you do, the speakers may be damaged
when a peak level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
About repairing the hard disk drive
• It may be necessary to access data stored on the
hard disk for testing purposes; there is no
intention to copy or store the data, titles or any
other information.
• If replacement or initialization (format) is
required, the hard disk will be formatted at our
discretion. In this case, please note that all of the
contents recorded there will be erased (including
any data found to violate copyright law).
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
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• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause
it to malfunction.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
disc from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available disc/lens cleaners, or
anti static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Transmission standards: DVB-T
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p,
PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only):
Type A (19-pin)
General
Channel coverage: UHF channels B21 - B69
The above channel coverage merely ensures the
channel reception within these ranges. It does not
guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Video recording format: MPEG Video
Audio recording format/applicable bit
rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch/256 kbps
Inputs and outputs
Specifications and design are subject to change
without notice.
Compatible colour systems
This recorder is designed to record using the PAL
colour system and play back using the PAL or
NTSC colour systems.
Additional Information
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 2 IN/LINE 4 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 – TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output jack/
–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/
60 Hz
Power consumption:
RDR-HXD710: 57 W
RDR-HXD910: 60 W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 75 × 328 mm
(width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity:
RDR-HXD710: 160 GB
RDR-HXD910: 250 GB
Mass (approx.):
RDR-HXD710: 5.2 Kg
RDR-HXD910: 5.3 Kg
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Supplied accessories:
Audio/video cord (1)
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
digital video, digital audio and other data in two
directions between equipment having the i.LINK
jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be connected
by a single i.LINK cable. Possible applications are
operations and data transactions with various
digital AV equipment. When two or more i.LINKcompatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data
transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that this recorder is connected to but
also with other devices via the directly connected
equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the characteristics
and specifications of the equipment to be
connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some
connected equipment.
b Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data
transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
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i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a
different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
data that can be sent or received in one second. For
example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
megabits of data can be sent in one second.
i.LINK functions on this recorder
For details on how to dub when this recorder is
connected to other video equipment having DV
jacks, see page 84.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
will not accept MICRO MV signals from
equipment such as a MICRO MV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 84.
For details on precautions when connecting this
recorder, also see the instruction manuals for the
equipment to be connected.
Required i.LINK cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during
DV dubbing).
i.LINK and
are trademarks.
Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
Buttons with an orange dot next to them can be used with
your TV when the TV/DVD switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD switch (22)
B Z (open/close) button (29)
C [/1 (on/standby) button (25)
D HDD button (31)
DVD button (29)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
E t TV/VIDEO, TV/DVD button (22)
F PROG (programme) +/– buttons (31)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
0
G Number buttons (51, 67)
SET button (51)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
H CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (51)
I
2 (volume) +/– buttons (22)
J
Text button (45)
K TV/RADIO button (45)
(audio) button (62)
The
button has a tactile dot*.
M [TIMER] button (49)
N Coloured multimedia applications &
interactive services control buttons (41)
O SYSTEM MENU button (24, 86)
TITLE LIST button (32, 60, 68, 73)
GUIDE (Electronic Programme Guide)
button (41)
Additional Information
L
P </M/m/,/ENTER button (25)
Q
INFO button (43)
R
Favourite button (46)
S TOOLS button (29)
T O RETURN button (56)
U
(instant replay)/
buttons (32, 68)
(instant advance)
V TOP MENU button (60)
W MENU button (60)
X mc
/
CM (search) buttons
(62)
,continued
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Y ./> (previous/next) buttons (62)
ea
Z H (play) button (60)
X (pause) button (62)
x (stop) button (60)
es DISPLAY button (34)
TIME/TEXT button (35)
The H button has a tactile dot*.
wj z REC button (31)
X REC PAUSE button (31)
x REC STOP button (31)
wk CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (76)
wl REC MODE button (31)
ed
(subtitle) button (62)
(angle) button (62)
ef INPUT SELECT button (59, 85)
eg COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
(24)
eh PROGRESSIVE button (19)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
e; SYNCHRO REC button (58)
Front panel
RDR-HXD710/HXD910
A [/1 (on/standby) button (25)
K ONE-TOUCH DUB button (86)
B Front panel display (35, 115)
C Disc tray (29)
L SYSTEM MENU button (24)
TOOLS button (29)
D A (open/close) button (29)
M </M/m/,/ENTER button (25)
E TIMER REC indicator (50)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (58)
N O RETURN button (25)
F HDD button/indicator (31)
DVD button/indicator (29)
G
(remote sensor) (22)
H H (play) button (60)
X (pause) button (62)
x (stop) button (60)
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O
GUIDE (Electronic Programme Guide)
button (41)
P ./> (previous/next) buttons (62)
Q PROGRAM +/– buttons (31)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
R REC MODE button (48)
INPUT SELECT button (59, 85)
I z REC button (31)
X REC PAUSE button (31)
x REC STOP button (31)
S LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/L(MONO)
AUDIO R) jacks (27)
J
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
DV IN jack (84)
Front panel display
HDD
DVD
DVD RW
VR
VCD
TV
PROGRESSIVE
SMARTLINK
A HDD/DVD indicators
Displays the selected media and the
playing/recording/dubbing status.
E Displays the following (35):
•
•
•
•
•
•
B Disc type*/recording format
C Audio signal indicators (34)
D TV indicator (31)
F
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Programme position
TV Direct Rec indication (31): “TV”
appears in the right most two digits.
(angle) indicator (62)
G SMARTLINK indicator (18)
H PROGRESSIVE indicator (19)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
,continued
Additional Information
z Hint
You can turn off the front panel display when the recorder is turned off by setting “Dimmer” to “Power Save” in
“Options” setup (page 101).
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Rear panel
RDR-HXD910
AERIAL
HDMI OUT
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
OPTICAL
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
RDR-HXD710
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
OPTICAL
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (15)
B HDMI OUT (high-definition multimedia
interface out) jack (RDR-HXD910 only)
(16)
C LINE 1 – TV jack (16)
D LINE 3 jack (26)
E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR) jacks (16)
F AC IN terminal (21)
G LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (16)
H LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(16, 20)
I LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO) jack (27)
J LINE 4 IN (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(27)
K DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/OPTICAL)
jacks (20)
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-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
Glossary
Chapter (page 67)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
Copy protection signals (page 49)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programmes and restrict recording on this
recorder.
Dolby Digital (page 97)
DTS (page 98)
Digital audio compression technology by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. DTS provides the same discrete
channels of high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DVD+R (page 10)
A DVD+R (read “plus R”) is a recordable disc that
is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can
be recorded only once to a DVD+R, and will have
the same format as a DVD VIDEO.
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
DVD-R (page 10)
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
once to a DVD-R, and will have the same format
as a DVD VIDEO.
DVD-RW (page 10)
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW has two different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVDs created in Video mode have the
same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
contents to be programmed or edited.
DVD VIDEO (page 12)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of moving
pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a doublelayer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a singlelayer and double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, which
is a worldwide standard of digital compression
technology. The picture data is compressed to
about 1/40 (average) of its original size. The DVD
also uses a variable rate coding technology that
changes the data to be allocated according to the
status of the picture. Audio information is
recorded in a multi-channel format, such as Dolby
Digital, allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such as
the multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental
Control functions are provided on the DVD.
Additional Information
Digital audio compression technology developed
by Dolby Laboratories. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
discrete channels of high quality digital audio
found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround sound
systems.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DVD+RW (page 10)
EPG (page 41)
The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide
showing programmes which can be displayed on a
conventional television (via the Digital Terrestrial
Television tuner included in this recorder) as the
now and next programmes or the television
schedule for a day or more at a time.
,continued
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Hard disk drive (page 3)
Progressive format (page 19)
A hard disk drive is a whole mechanical system
that consists of disks and drive. Disks are flat,
circular, rigid plates coated with a thin magnetic
media. Magnetic heads record data on the rapidly
spinning disks, and this enables the speedy and
efficient reading and writing of data.
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 25-30 frames/
50-60 fields in one second, the Progressive format
can show 50/60 frames in one second. The overall
picture quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
(page 16)
HDMI is an interface that supports both video and
audio on a single digital connection. The HDMI
connection carries standard to high definition
video signals and multi-channel audio signals to
AV components such as HDMI equipped TVs, in
digital form without degradation.
The HDMI specification supports HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Contents Protection), a copy
protection technology that incorporates coding
technology for digital video signals.
Interlace format (page 19)
Interlace format shows every other line of an
image as a single “field” and is the standard
method for displaying images on television. The
even number field shows the even numbered lines
of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the
odd numbered lines of an image.
MPEG Audio (page 97)
International standard coding system used to
compress audio digital signals authorized by ISO/
IEC. MPEG 2, used on DVDs, conforms to up to
7.1-channel surround.
Original (page 72)
Titles actually recorded on a HDD/DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
Playlist (page 72)
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a HDD/DVD-RW (VR mode). A
Playlist leaves the original titles as they are, and
contains only the information needed to control
playback. A Playlist title takes up very little disc
space.
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Title (page 67)
The longest section of a picture or music feature
on a DVD, movie, etc., in video software, or the
entire album in audio software.
Track (page 67)
Sections of a music feature on a CD/VIDEO CD
(the length of a song).
Language Code List
For details, see page 89.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1507
1508
1509
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515
1516
1517
1521
1525
1527
1528
1529
1531
1532
1534
1535
1538
1539
1540
1543
1557
1564
1572
1581
1587
1613
1632
1665
1684
1697
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali;
Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian;
Lettish
1345 Malagasy
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan)Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto;
Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
RhaetoRomance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
SerboCroatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volap k
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
Additional Information
Code Language
1703 Not specified
Area Code
For details, see page 100.
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
2047
2046
2057
2070
2079
2090
2092
2115
2165
2174
2109
2248
2238
2254
2276
2304
2363
2362
2376
2390
2379
2427
2424
2436
2489
2501
2149
2499
2086
2528
2184
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United
Kingdom
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Digital TV Channel List
Only the main transmitters are listed. For further details or updates refer to the web site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/transmitters/tv_trans/index.shtml
MAIN TRANSMITTERS
London & South East
1 Bluebell Hill
2 Crystal Palace
3 Dover
4 Heathfield
5 Oxford
South -West
6 Beacon Hill
7 Caradon Hill
8 Huntshaw Cross
9 Redruth
q; Stockland Hill
Channel Islands
qa Fremont Point
South
qs Hannington
qd Midhurst
qf Rowridge
West
qg Mendip
East
qh Sandy Heath
qj Sudbury
qk Tacolneston
Midlands (West)
ql Ridge Hill
w; Sutton Coldfield
wa The Wrekin A
Midlands (East)
ws Waltham
Northern Ireland
wd Brougher Mountain
wf Divis
wg Limavady
North
wh Belmont
wj Emley Moor
North-West
wk Winter Hill
North-East
wl Bilsdale
e; Caldbeck
ea Chatton
es Pontop Pike
Scotland
ed Angus
ef Black Hill
eg Sandale
eh Bressay
ej Craigkelly
ek Darvel
el Durris
r; Eitshal
ra Keelylang Hill
rs Knock More
rd Rosemarkie
rf Rumster Forest
rg Selkirk
Wales
rh Blaenplwyf
rj Carmel
rk Llanddona
rl Moel-y-Parc
t; Presely
ta Wenvoe
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BBC
ITV&C4
SDN
MuxB MuxC MuxD
59
25
68
34
34
24
22
61
29
68
27
32
55
48
51
45
28
58
47
52
42
34
57
54
48
39
29
60
51
29
52
34
54
39
22
61
31
58
42
28
58
48
61
45
25
54
21
64
49
32
56
24
53
43
30
64
27
57
50
34
No Digital Transmission
50
56
23
43
65
28
40
62
30
46
59
32
44
64
26
41
60
33
59
55
62
65
56
67
42
49
63
45
68
60
43
48
53
67
39
58
40
54
61
46
50
64
53
41
21
57
44
31
60
47
24
63
51
27
42
52
53
45
55
57
49
23
26
33
45
42
36
41
44
40
43
42
39
33
30
29
67
34
33
58
23
23
53
26
26
57
29
48
60
33
34
63
37
34
45
38
31
25
30
52
48
40
68
43
66
46
60
50
57
49
56
66
68
67
60
63
24
35
23
32
30
29
27
28
34
25
40
48
21
23
50
55
31
26
43
59
24
39
46
62
27
45
47
65
48
42
42
51
53
26
49
22
20
21
18
46
16
19
50
47
68
66
59
41
47
44
No Digital Transmission
21
24
27
33
29
23
22
25
32
30
34
52
34
30
22
48
52
41
34
30
53
47
51
41
28
22
25
53
57
60
31
26
28
51
25
44
57
44
32
63
66
42
30
41
28
47
60
46
62
66
68
39
34
44
32
51
56
50
59
56
28
55
50
54
47
30
32
62
61
64
42
50
29
68
64
30
45
43
33
66
46
34
49
46
22
65
54
58
51
34
25
59
58
61
39
40
62
51
56
55
5
51
65
65
2
12
1
15
8
13
10
7
17
6
14
9
11
4
3
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 25, 94
4:3 Letter Box 25, 94
“4:3 Output” 95
4:3 Pan Scan 25, 94
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 98
A
“A-B Erase” 74
Adjusting
playback picture 63
playback sound 64
recording picture 53
Aerial 15
Album 35, 71
Album number 35
“Album Search” 67
Angle 62
Area code 119
Audio 62, 96
“Audio Connection” 25
Audio cord 20
“Audio DRC” 96
“Audio Filter” 64
“Audio” 89
“Audio Settings” 64
“Auto Chapter” 99
“Auto Display” 102
“Auto Title Erase” 57
Auto Tune 25, 91
“AV SYNC” 64
B
Batteries 22
“Bilingual” 58, 59
“BNR” 63
“Brightness” 54, 63
C
“C NR” 63
“Capture All” 77
“Capture” 77
CD 12
“Change IN” 77, 87
“Change OUT” 77, 87
Chapter 35, 54, 76, 117
CHAPTER MARK 76
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
76
Chapter number 35
“Chapter Search” 67
Chasing Playback 65
“Check Overlap” 55, 56
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer
List) 56
Child Lock 61
Cleaning discs 110
Clock 25, 89
“Colour” 54, 63
“Colour System” 100
Colour systems 111
“Combine” 78
“Command Mode” 24, 102
“Component Out” 95
Component video input 16
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
17
Connecting 16
the aerial cable 15
the audio cords 20
the video cords 16
“Contrast” 54, 63
Controlling TVs with the remote 22
Copy control signals 49
Copy protection 117
Copy-Free 49
Copy-Never 49
Copy-Once 49
CPRM 10
“Create Playlist” 77
Creating chapters 76
Digital Services
Digital Text viewing 44
EPG 41
Favourites 45
Index 47
Programme information
43
Digital Software Upgrade 93
Digital video camera 84
“Dimmer” 101
“Disc Info” 29, 38, 76
Disc Map 76
Disc Settings 29, 38, 76, 101
Disc space 30
Disc types 10
Display
front panel display 35,
115
“Divide” 75
Dolby Digital 20, 97, 117
“Downmix” 97
DTS 98, 117
“Dub Mode” 79, 88
Dubbing
“Dub Mode” 79
High-speed Dubbing 79
Rec Mode Conversion
Dubbing 80
“Settings” 83
“DV Audio Input” 85
DV Dubbing 84
One Touch Dubbing 86,
100
Program Edit 86
“DV EDIT” 87
DV IN 84
“DVD Line Rec. Picture Size”
54
“DVD Menu” 89
DVD VIDEO 12, 117
DVD+R 10, 117
DVD+RW 10, 117
DVD-R 10, 117
DVD-RW 10, 117
DVD-RWs (Video mode) 73
“DVE” 63
D
DATA CD 12
“Digital Out” 97
,continued
121
E
Easy Setup 25, 103
Editing 72, 77
DV Edit 84
Enter characters 36
EPG
Viewing a list of available channels 41
Viewing programmes related to a specific category. 42
“Erase All” 76
“Erase” 56, 73, 77, 87
“Erase Titles” 75
“Extend Rec” 50
F
“Factory Setup” 102
Favourites
Deleting a channel from
the Favourites List 46
Moving to a different favourite list 46
Setting a favourite list 45
Watching or listening to
a favourite channel 46
“Features” 99
“File Search” 67
“Finalise Disc” 100
“Finalise” 39
Finalising 39
“Format DVD-RW” 101
“Format” 29
Formatting 29
Freeze Frame 62
Front panel 114
Front panel display 35, 115
G
HDMI OUT 16, 17
“Hue” 63
I
i.LINK 112
Index 47
INPUT SELECT 59, 85
Interlace 118
Interlace format 118
J
JPEG image files 68
L
Labelling 38
Language 89
LINE 2 IN 27
LINE 3 26
LINE 4 IN 27
“Line Audio Input” 58, 59
“Line1 Output” 95
“Line3 Input” 96
“Line3 Output” 96
“Line4 Input” 96
M
Mains Lead 21
Manual Clock Set 89
Manufacturer Information 93
MENU 60
Menu
DVD’s Menu 60
Top menu 60
“Mix” 85
“MNR” 63
“Modify” 56
“Move” 77, 87
MP3 audio tracks 68
MPEG 97, 118
GB 30
H
Handling discs 110
“HDD Line Rec. Picture Size”
53
HDMI
“Audio (HDMI)” 98
“HDMI Resolution” 94
122
N
Number buttons 37
O
One Touch Dubbing 86, 100
One Touch Menu 61
One Touch Play 61
One Touch Timer 50
“Options” 101
Original 33, 72, 118
P
Page mode 33
Parental Control 61, 99
Parental Lock 90
Parts and controls 113
“Password” 101
“Pause Mode” 95
“PB Video Equalizer” 63
PBC 60
Picture quality 53, 63
Picture size 53
“Play Beginning” 61
Play mode 35
Playable discs 12
Playback 12, 35, 60, 62
fast forward 62
fast reverse 62
freeze frame 62
instant advance 62
instant replay 62
JPEG image files 68
MP3 audio tracks 68
resume play 61
scan audio 60
slow-motion play 62
Playing status bar 35
Playlist 33, 72, 77, 118
“Power Save” 102
“Present Time” 89
“Preview” 77, 87
Programme Edit 86
Programme Hide 92
Programme information 43
Programme Sort 92
Progressive 19, 118
“Progressive Mode” 95
“Protect Disc” 38
“Protect” 73
Protection
disc 38
title 73
Q
Quick guide to disc types 10
Quick Timer 53
R
Rear panel 116
REC 31
Rec Mode Adjust 50
“Rec Mode” 53
“Rec NR” 54
REC PAUSE 31
“Rec Settings” 53
REC STOP 86
“Rec Video Equalizer” 54
Recordable discs 10
Recording 48, 58, 99
picture adjustment 53
recording format 10
recording mode 32, 48
recording time 32
“Update” 50
while watching another
programme 31
Recording time 48
RECOVERY 108
Region code 13
Remaining time 35
Remote 22, 113
Resetting the recorder 103
Resume Play 61
“RGB” 25, 95
S
S VIDEO 16
“S Video” 25, 95
Scan Audio 60
“Scart Setting” 95
Scene List 77
Screen Saver 100
“Search” 67
Searching
fast reverse/fast forward
62
locating the beginning of
the title/chapter/track 62
scan audio 60
search mode 67
visual search 67
SET 23, 37
“Set Thumbnail” 73
Signal Strength 93
Simultaneous Rec and Play 66
Slow-motion play 62
SMARTLINK 18
Sort 33
Sound quality 64
“Stereo1” 85
“Stereo2” 85
Subtitle 62, 89
Super VIDEO CD 12
Surround 64
Synchro Rec 58
T
Technical Information 93
Thumbnail picture 34
“Time Search” 67
TIME/TEXT 35
TIMER 49
Timer List 56
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 55,
56
EPG timer setting 51
manual setting 49
Rec Mode Adjust 50
Synchro Rec 58
Title 35, 118
TITLE LIST 60
Title List 32, 60
Sort 33
Thumbnail 34
“Title Name” 73
Title number 35
“Title Search” 67
TOP MENU 60
Track 118
“Track Search” 67
Troubleshooting 104
“TV Direct Rec” 31, 99
TV Pause 65
“TV Type” 25, 94
TV/DVD switch 22
TV/VIDEO 31
TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
64
U
“Unfinalise” 40
Unfinalising 40
Usable discs 10, 12
V
VIDEO CD 12
Video cord 16
“Video” 25, 95, 94
Video input 16
Video mode 10
“Video Settings” 63
Visual Search 67
VR mode 10, 72
Y
“Y NR” 63
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