Sony RDR-GXD310 Operating instructions

Sony RDR-GXD310 Operating instructions
2-636-510-11(3)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-GXD310
© 2005 Sony Corporation
CAUTION
Important
Information
Should you experience a problem with
this recorder, please refer to the trouble
shooting section on page 88.
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 75 explains how to display the
main menu on screen, and page 78
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.
On recording
About this manual
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.
• 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.
On safety
Copyrights
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.
• 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
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.
• In this manual “disc” is used as a
general reference for the DVDs, or
CDs unless otherwise specified by
the text or illustrations.
• Instructions in this manual describe
the controls on the remote. You can
also use the controls on the recorder
if they have the same or similar
names as those on the remote.
• The on-screen display illustrations
used in this manual may not match
the graphics displayed on your TV
screen.
• The explanations regarding 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.
Precautions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Table of Contents
Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
About the SMARTLINK features (for SCART connections only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using the PROGRESSIVE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Controlling TVs with the remote. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Controlling the volume of your AV amplifier (receiver) with the remote . . . . . . . . . 20
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting and Formatting a DVD Disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Checking the disc status while recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Checking the playing/remaining time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Guide to Digital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Viewing a list of available channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Viewing programmes related to a specific category. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Displaying the programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Viewing a digital text service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting digital text from other channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Setting a favourite list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Moving to a different favourite list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Watching or listening to a favourite channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Setting the timer manually (Standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording TV programmes using the EPG application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Creating chapters in a title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Recording from connected equipment without a timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Adjusting the picture quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Adjusting the sound quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Playing a previous recording while making another (Simultaneous Rec and Play)61
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Searching by Thumbnail (Visual Search) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Searching by title number or time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Selecting an MP3 album or track. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Selecting a JPEG album or image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the recorder can play . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
About playback order of albums, tracks, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
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Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs . . . . . . . . 68
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Erasing all titles on the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Creating chapters manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Moving a Playlist title (Change Order) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Clock and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Parental Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Technical Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Parental Control (Password) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Disc and Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Digital TV Channel List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
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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
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
page 29
-RWVR
“Playing from the beginning of the programme you are
recording (Chasing Playback)” on page 61
+RW
,
Editing
Creating your own programme
– Playlist
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA DVD DATA CD
“Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)” on page 61
Compatible media and reference pages
,
-RWVR
“Creating and Editing a Playlist” on page 71
A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 8.
7
Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs
Type
Icon used in
this manual
Disc Logo
DVD+RW
VR
mode
DVDRW
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other DVD
players (finalising)
+RW
Automatically
formatted in +VR
mode
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalised)
-RWVR
Format in VR mode
(page 26)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalisation
unnecessary)
-RWVideo
Format in Video mode
(page 26)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 36)
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 36)
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 36)
*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
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,”
and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
8
*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 45)
Auto
Chapter
(page 83)
Editing Features
Manual
Chapter
(page 71)
Record
16:9 sizes
(page 50)
Change
title name
(page 68)
Delete
title
(page 70)
A-B Erase
(page 69)
Playlist
(page 71)
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.
,continued
9
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 11)
• 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*
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
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.
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
Note on DualDiscs
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
• 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 26). 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.
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
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
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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 18.
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
OUT
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
Select one of the following patterns A through D, 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 22), 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 79). Then press PROGRESSIVE on the remote to send
progressive video signals. For details, see “Using the PROGRESSIVE button” on page 16.
B
S-video cord
Audio/video cord (not supplied)
(supplied)
INPUT
VIDEO
INPUT
S VIDEO
C
L
AUDIO
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
(yellow)
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
DIGITAL OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
To i LINE 1 – TV
DVD recorder
Y
IN
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
LINE
4
IN
LINE
2
OUT
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
(red)
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(blue)
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
(green)
SCART cord (not supplied)
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
A
PB/CB
PR/CR
Component video
cord (not supplied)
TV
: Signal flow
14
D
(green)
(blue)
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see page 79.
If you are connecting to a VCR
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.”
*1
*2
About the SMARTLINK features
(for SCART connections only)
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 14 (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 28).
• 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 57).
• 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 57).
*3
*4
*5
Hookups and Settings
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3 jack on the
recorder (page 23).
• 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 47).
• 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 38).
• 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..
“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 86).
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
,continued
15
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.
1
Connect the recorder using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (pattern
D on page 14).
2
Set “Component Out” in “Video” setup to
“On” (page 79).
3
Press the PROGRESSIVE button.
“PROGRESSIVE” appears in the front panel
display when the recorder outputs progressive
signals.
◆ 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 80).
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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.
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 60).
• TV: Dynamic, Wide, Night
• Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night
B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
Hookups and Settings
A Connecting to audio L/R input jacks
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.
A
INPUT
(yellow)
(red)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
VIDEO
(white)
(white)
L
AUDIO
(red)
(yellow)*
R
-AUDIO
R
L
LINE
2
OUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
DIGITAL OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
DVD recorder
Y
IN
-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
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL
or
OPTICAL
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
to optical
digital input
to coaxial
digital input
Rear (R)
Front (L)
Centre
[Speakers]
B
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Subwoofer
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 14).
,continued
17
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
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 22).
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.
Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead
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 23), be sure to connect the mains
lead after all connections are complete.
*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.
~ AC IN
1
to AC IN
2
to mains
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Step 6: Preparing 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.
Hookups and Settings
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
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 21).
• 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.
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.
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19
4
Release [/1.
When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the
remote performs the following:
Buttons
Operations
[/1
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.
Manufacturer
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
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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
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.
1
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).
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).
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
Features
Password
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
Options
Easy Setup
3
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
Hookups and Settings
Manufacturer
1
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
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.
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21
◆ Component Out
If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jack, select “On.”
Step 7: Easy Setup
◆ 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.”
[/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 82).
0
O RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
3
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 74).
2
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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Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio
decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 82).
• If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu (page 87).
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3 jack of this recorder.
TV
Hookups and Settings
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.
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 55.
VCR
SCART cord (not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE 3
to i LINE 1 – TV
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
-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.
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
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
P B/
CB
COAXIAL
OUT
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
TV
to SCART input
Hookups and Settings
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.
Satellite tuner, etc.
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to i LINE 1 – TV
to i LINE 3
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3
Y
IN
DIGITAL OUT
PB/
CB
COAXIAL
OUT
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 80). 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 54.
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video”
setup (page 80) 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.
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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)
Inserting a Disc
+RW
VCD
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
-R
-RWVR -RWVideo
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 8).
DVD
DATA DVD DATA CD
Z
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
1
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 26.
2
Press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
With the recording/playing side facing down
Close
Disc Info
2
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted automatically.
Record
Play
Rec Settings
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.
b Note
Disc Information
Close
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Format
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
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”
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
7 “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
(approximate)
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1
billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc
space.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
DiscName Movie
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
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 70).
• 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 35)
“Protect Disc” (page 35)
“Finalise”/“Unfinalise” (page 36)
“Erase All” (page 70)
“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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2. Recording a Programme
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
This section introduces the basic operation to
record the current TV programme to a disc
(DVD). For an explanation of how to make timer
recordings, see page 45.
t TV/DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after 8 hours of
continuous recording or when the 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.
To pause recording
Press X REC PAUSE located beneath the remote
control cover.
To restart recording, press the button again.
0
To watch another TV programme while
recording
X REC PAUSE
z REC
x REC STOP
REC MODE
1
DISPLAY
TV Direct Rec
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.
Insert a recordable DVD.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 26.
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
z Hint
If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can
turn off the TV.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
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 83).
• 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.
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 45.
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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 19).
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)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
To play a recorded title, select the title from the
Title List.
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
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
A Disc type/format
1
Insert a DVD.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 26.
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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29
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
GHI
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
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
Visual Search
AAB
Title Name
(1H00M)
SLP 0.8GB
Delete Chapter
A-B Erase
GHI
SEP 0.6GB
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M)
Set Thumbnail
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 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 the protected title.
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.
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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 DVD-RWs (VR mode)
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 DVD-RWs (VR
mode)” on page 67.
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.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
picture shown in the Title List menu.
Press TITLE LIST in stop mode.
3
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 a title whose thumbnail picture you
want to change, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
+RW
VCD
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
-R
DVD
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.
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
To turn off the Title List
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.
b Notes
• 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).
TIME/TEXT
DISPLAY
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1
2
4. Displaying the Playing
Time and Play Information
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Display 1 t Display 2 t Display off
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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31
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)
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Front (L/R) + Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
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 82).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
“Options” setup (page 86), playback information
automatically appears when the recorder is turned on,
etc.
b Note
The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
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 8)
Playing time and number of the current title
B Title type (only appears for Playlists)
(page 67)
C Play mode
Remaining time of the current title
D Recording mode (page 45)
E Playing status bar*2
F Title number (chapter number*3) (page 62)
(Shows either track number, scene number,
album number*3, or file number for CDs,
VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
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
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.
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Playing time and number of the current
chapter
Remaining time of the current chapter
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
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.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
m
Remaining time of the current track
5. Changing the Name of a
Recorded Programme
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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33
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.
1
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.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
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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.
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 26.
2
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 26.
2
z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles (page 68).
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
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 33).
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.
35
7. Playing the Disc on Other
DVD Equipment (Finalise)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
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
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
36
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
Finalising is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 26.
2
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 26). However, if you reformat
the disc, all recorded contents will be
erased.
3
Finalise
About xx min. is needed for finalise this disc.
This operation cannot be aborted.
Do you still wish to proceed?
OK
4
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.
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.
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 26.
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.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
37
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
EPG (Electronic Programme
Guide)
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 48).
Viewing a list of available
channels
11:30
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
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 48)
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 75)
: Timer event icons (page 49)
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.
38
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
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
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
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.
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
Coloured
control
buttons
0
M/m,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
1
2
Select “View Channel,”and press ENTER
to view the programme.
Press the
button to display the EPG.
Press the RED button. The category pop-up
list appears.
All Programmes
040
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
DDE NEWS 15
Thu 27 Oct
z Hint
The time range can be moved up to 8 days from the
current time.
Guide to Digital Services
040
Viewing programmes related to a
specific category.
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.
,continued
39
◆ 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 42).
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.
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 48 for more details.
1
/
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
40
Press the </, buttons to toggle the
display between a description of the
current programme and the next
programme on that channel.
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.
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
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
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 43.
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
Guide to Digital Services
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 38).
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.
,continued
41
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.
Selecting digital text from other
channels
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
Favourites
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.
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.
1
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
42
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 Down
Next 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
Digital Teletext
Page Down
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.
Guide to Digital Services
Page Up
Moving to a different favourite list
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
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.
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
TV/RADIO
Coloured
control
buttons
Deleting a favourite channel
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.
1
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
/
While in normal operation mode, press
the button on the remote control.
A Favourite List display appears.
,continued
43
Indicates the currently viewed channel
Favourite List 1
040
DDE NEWS 15
001
NCE
Live from Prague
10:12 - 12:00
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
10:30 - 10:37
Add to List 1
List 2
List 3
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.
List 4
Each favourite list is represented by a
coloured button.
2
Index
Thu 27 Oct 10:32
Press the coloured button on the remote
control that represents the desired list to
be displayed.
O RETURN
1
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
10:30 - 10:37
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
/
List 2
10:12 - 12:00
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.
44
Timer Recording
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
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 36).
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.
Recording time (hours)
HQ (High quality)
1
HSP
R
DVD
DVD+R DL*
1 hr.48 min.
1 hr.30 min.
SP (Standard mode) 2
2 hr.42 min.
3 hr.37 min.
LSP
r
2 hr.30 min.
4 hr.31 min.
LP
r
3
5 hr.25 min.
EP
r
4
7 hr.14 min.
SLP
r
6
10 hr.51 min.
SEP (Long
duration)
8
14 hr.28 min.
* The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double Layer).
b Note
Timer Recording
• This recorder can record on various discs. Select
the disc type according to your needs (page 8).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 26). For DVD+RWs, and
DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by
erasing titles (page 70).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture
size if necessary (page 50).
Recording
mode
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-Free
Recordable discs
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
Copy-Once
-RWVR (CPRM*)
Copy-Never
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 8).
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
45
Timer Recording (Standard/
EPG)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
2
“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
-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 48). This method
allows you to set the timer up to 8 days from the
current time (depending on programme
availability from the broadcaster).
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
“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.
“Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 45).
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The Timer List (page 52) 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.
3
0
[TIMER]
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
x REC STOP
1
Timer - Standard
OK
Set the timer manually.
Cancel
Date
Start
Stop
:
:
Source
Prog.
Mode
Details
46
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.”
To cancel this function, press TOOLS while the
Timer List is displayed. Select “Rec Mode
Adjust” and press ENTER. Select “Off” and press
ENTER.
Press [TIMER].
Today
To stop recording during timer recording
If the timer settings overlap
Overlapped timer settings are shown as follows.
z Hint
You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List.
Timer
b Notes
These timer settings overlap. Do you want to continue?
Wed 29.10 21:00-22:00 AAB
SP
Wed 29.10 20:30-22:00 DEF
SP
OK
Cancel
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” on page 52.
To extend the recording duration time while
recording
1
Timer Recording
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 53).
To cancel the overlapped setting, select “Cancel.”
• If a message indicating that the disc is full appears on
the screen, change the disc, or make available space for
the recording (DVD+RW/DVD-RW only) (page 70).
• 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 54).
• 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.
Press TOOLS during recording to select
“Extend Rec,” and press ENTER.
Extend Rec. Time
OK
Set the timer extend function.
Cancel
Wed 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
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.
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Recording TV programmes using
the EPG application
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.
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.
Event Action
Select an action for this event
Timer
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1
Number
buttons, SET
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
Coloured
control
buttons
0
In case is displayed: Indicates that the
programme is age limited (page 75).
5
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
The Timer setting confirmation display
appears
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
Timer
Do you want to record this event?
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x REC
STOP
OK
Cancel
Modify
“Modify,” allows you to adjust the timer
setting, see page 52.
1
2
3
6
Insert a recordable disc.
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.
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• 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.
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Hobbies and Interests
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EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
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Category
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Family
Houses
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To know more about the navigation options in
the EPG application, see page 38.
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Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
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EFF News
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Your recorder will automatically begin
recording when the programme starts.
◆ 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.
Press
/
while the EPG display is turned on
to display the previous/next ten channels.
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.
If the timer settings overlap
See page 47.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
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)
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 83).
Timer Recording
To scroll the EPG display by page (Page mode)
Using the Quick Timer function
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.
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (EPG)” (page 51).
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer
method (page 46).
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.
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This function works with DVD-Rs and DVDRWs (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 “Line
Rec. Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen size is
fixed at “4:3.”
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size.
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
“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.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
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
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 45.
“Line Rec. Picture Size”: Sets the picture size
of the programme to be recorded.
• 4:3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9 (default): Sets the picture size to 16:9
(wide mode).
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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.”
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 83).
When recording on a DVD-RW (VR mode)
When recording on other recordable discs
Chapter marks are inserted at approximately 6minute intervals during recording.
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You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the EPG menu.
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
3
Coloured
control
buttons
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
Timer Recording
The recorder detects changes in the picture and
sound and automatically inserts chapter marks.
You can also insert and erase chapter marks
manually (page 71).
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(EPG)
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 48.
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CMY
No Event Information
AAC
Opening...
NCE 1
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EFF News
EFF News
Channel J
Weather
HGF
No Event Information
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City
Category
30 min View
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NCE News
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Houses
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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.
Event Action
Select an action for this event
Timer
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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.
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(Timer List)
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You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the Timer List.
Modify
Modify the timer setting.
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Mode
Record every
SP
Off
OK
Cancel
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
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.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
O RETURN
“Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select “OK”
and press ENTER.
/
Erase
Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?
1
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Mode:SP
OK
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Cancel
Select “TIMER LIST,” and press ENTER.
The Timer List appears.
“Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
settings.
Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
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Thu
27.10
11:30-14:00
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LP
Close
Select “Close” to return to the EPG screen.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 2
and 3 above.
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
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.
When all of the timer settings do not fit on the
list, scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press M/m.
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3
Select the timer setting you want to check/
change/cancel, and press ENTER.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 3
and 4 above.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Modify”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
A
Modify
OK
Date
Mon-Sat
Start
Stop
22 : 00 22 : 15
Source
Prog.
Mode
TV
AAB
SP
Details
“Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
will be cut off
B
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.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Timer Recording
Cancel
Modify the timer setting.
A
Erase
B
Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15
Mode:SP
AAB
OK
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
Cancel
9:00
10:00
A
“Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
settings.
B
Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
Fri
29.10
20:30-21:30
DEF
SP
Fri
29.10
21:00-22:00
GHI
SLP
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.
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
To turn off the Timer List
Press TIMER LIST or O RETURN.
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 47).
b Notes
22:30-22:15
Mode:SP
1.4GB
• 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.
Press O RETURN to come back to the
Timer List.
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Recording From Connected
Equipment
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Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on the DVD-RWs
(VR mode).
Press TOOLS to select “Line Audio Input,”
and press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,”
and press ENTER.
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4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 45.
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
5
Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
6
Press SYNCHRO REC.
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
X REC PAUSE
REC MODE
x REC STOP
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.
SYNCHRO REC
INPUT SELECT
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.
To cancel Synchro Rec
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 25).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3 jack.
1
Insert a recordable DVD.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 26.
2
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Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“L3” in the front panel display.
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 74) 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.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
First
programme
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.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 50.
b Notes
will be cut off
• 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.
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
Timer Recording
Second
programme
7
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 23.
1
Insert a recordable DVD.
See “Inserting a Disc” (page 26).
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
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on the 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 45.
5
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.
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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 8).
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.
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
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You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
have two options for 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 68).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 68).
– Erasing a title (page 68).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 70).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 69).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 70).
– Erasing a chapter (page 69).
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 71).
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Labelling a title (page 68).
– Erasing a title (page 68).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 70).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 69).
– Rearranging the title order (page 72).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 73).
– Combining multiple titles into one title
(page 72).
– Erasing a chapter (page 69).
Erasing and Editing
Edit options for DVD-RWs
(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.
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.
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Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVDRWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
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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 68).
– Labelling a title (page 68).
– Erasing a title (page 68).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 70).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
(DVD+RWs only) (page 69).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 70).
– Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
(DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
only) (page 70).
Erasing and Editing a Title
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This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit the DVD-RWs
(VR mode) without changing the original
recordings, create a Playlist title (page 71).
1
2
4
5
3
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
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.
.
m/M
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
>
X
CHAPTER
MARK
1
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
Press TITLE LIST.
For 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 33).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
(page 31).
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“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 69).
“Delete Chapter”: Erases chapter units of the
title while viewing thumbnails (see below).
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
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• You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 70), or
erase all of the titles on the disc at once (page 70).
• You can automatically erase titles that have already
played.
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 35).
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You can select a section (scene) in a title and erase
it. Note that erasing scenes in a title cannot be
undone.
1
b Note
DVD-RW (VR mode) playlist titles cannot be protected.
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 ..
Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter)
5 Weather
Erasing and Editing
A–B Erase (Set point A)
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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.
1
2
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “Delete Chapter,” and press
ENTER.
Playback point
2
Select a thumbnail of the chapter using
</,, and press ENTER.
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The display for setting point B appears.
3
Chapter 4(30)
0:12:45
OK
Cancel
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
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).
Reset All
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• To erase multiple chapters, repeat step 2.
• To reset all selections, select “Reset All.”
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.”
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)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Erasing all titles on the disc
+RW
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press TOOLS to select “Erase Titles,” and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
3
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.”
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
+R
-R
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
2
3
Select “Erase All,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
All titles on the disc are erased (except the
protected titles).
You can select and erase more than one title at one
time using the TOOLS menu.
1
2
-RWVR -RWVideo
Erasing titles to open up disc
space (Disc Map)
+RW
-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
Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Map,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Map” display appears.
• To check the open space, select the space by
pressing </,.
Disc Map
4
5
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to erase.
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The titles are erased.
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HQ: 0H30M
LP : 1H30M
HSP: 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP: 3H00M
2.3 GB
LSP: 1H15M
SEP: 4H00M
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
Empty Title
Erase
Cancel
• When b or B appears on either side of the
screen, you can scroll sideways by pressing
</,.
3
Select a title by pressing </,, and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• To erase more titles, repeat step 3.
Disc Map
2 Journey
Fri 17.9.2004 20:00 (1H00M)
SP 0.6GB
Creating and Editing a
Playlist
-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.
Erase
Cancel
Selected title
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Press TITLE LIST.
Press TOOLS to select “Create Playlist,”
and press ENTER.
Create Playlist
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Select a title to start capturing.
The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
space.
• To change the selection, select “Change.”
Scene List
ORIGINAL
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
Erasing and Editing
4
1
2
Creating chapters manually
-RWVR
3
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback or recording.
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.
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
want to divide the title into chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking...”
appears on the screen and the scenes to the left and
right of the mark become separate chapters.
To erase chapter marks
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.
Select the title you want to include in the
Playlist title, and press ENTER.
4
Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.
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 ..
Capture(Set IN point)
9 World Sports
b Note
• To insert a chapter mark manually during recording, set
“Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off.”
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5
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display for setting the end point (OUT)
appears, and the title continues to play in the
background.
6
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
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.
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
b Note
The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
Select “OK,” and ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the
selected scenes.
Total duration of
the selected scene
Scene List
Total number of scenes
Total 0:13:19
Scenes 1
OK
1
World Sports
Moving a Playlist title (Change
Order)
Quit
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
Add
Preview
-RWVR
You can change the Playlist title order within the
Title List (Playlist).
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
• 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.
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 33).
10 Select “OK” to use the default name, and
press ENTER.
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2
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Change Order,” and press ENTER.
Change Order
1
Vacation
15.9
Cancel
Where do you want to move this title?
2
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)
-RWVR
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
2
Press TOOLS to select “Combine,” and
press ENTER.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
-RWVR
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.
You can divide a Playlist title.
1
Press TOOLS and select “Playlist” from the
TOOLS menu to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
Combine
Select the titles to combine.
1
4
OK
4
Yacht
25. 9
3
Cruising
25. 9
2
Journey
17. 9
1
Vacation
15. 9
Cancel
Reset All
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to combine.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of titles to be combined appears.
To change the selection, select “Change” and
go to step 3.
Divide
1 Vacation
Combine
Erasing and Editing
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 ..
To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset
All.”
5
Press TITLE LIST.
Combine the titles in the following order.
1
4
Yacht
25. 9
2
3
Cruising
25. 9
4
OK
6
Change
Cancel
7
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the dividing point, select
“Change.”
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 33.
To change the selection, select “Change” and
go to step 3.
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.
Select the dividing point by pressing m/
M, and press ENTER.
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 33. After you
enter a new name, the title is divided in two.
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Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Playback
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
12 Tennis
Playing
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
DEF
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
-RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
AAB
(0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
11 Travel
10 Mystery
+RW
4.3 / 4.7GB
CD
+R
-R
DVD
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
AAB
(1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
9 World Sports
DATA DVD DATA CD
GHI
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
3
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
4
PROG +/–
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
/
>
.
/
To stop playback
H/X/x
1
Insert a disc.
• See “Inserting a Disc” (page 26).
• 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 29.
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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.
Press x.
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 56) to
start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in “Options” setup
(page 86), the Child Lock remains set.
Playback
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray.
– you play another title.
– you switch the Title List menu to Original or
Playlist (DVD-RW 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 DVD-RWs in
VR mode).
– you switch between JPEG and MP3.
One Touch Play
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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 83.
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 56.
Buttons
Operations
(audio)
-RWVR
DVD
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed repeatedly.
VCD
DVD : Selects the language.
-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
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
”
Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or progressive format
(page 16).
DVD
VCD
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
+RW
-RWVR
DVD
-RWVideo
+R
-R
. (previous)/
> (next)
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/track.
(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
m2 T T t t 2M
m3 T T T t t t 3M*
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse continues at the
selected speed until you release the button.
* m3 and 3M are only available for DVDs.
(slow, freeze frame)
+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 -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD *
* Playback direction only
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
+RW
VCD
1
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
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 82).
+R
-R
DVD
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 58).
-RWVR -RWVideo
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.
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59
3
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
• Standard: Creates three sets of virtual rear
speakers. Effective when you use two
separate front speakers.
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)
“PB Video Equalizer”:
• 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.
*TVS was developed by Sony to produce home
surround sound with just a stereo TV.
“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).
* “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
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DVD
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.
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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.
Playing from the beginning of the
programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback)
Playing a previous recording while
making another (Simultaneous Rec
and Play)
-RWVR
-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.
1
While recording, press TITLE LIST.
The Title List appears.
2
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
Playback
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.
You can play a previously recorded program while
recording another on the same disc. Playback
continues even if the recording is a timer
recording.
The sub-menu appears.
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.
3
Select “Play”, and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
b Notes
• This function does not work when recording:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW (digital video discrewritable, minus RW).
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
• When playing a title recorded in the HQ or HSP
recording mode, picture noise may appear depending
upon the condition of the recording.
• 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.
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Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
Searching by title number or time
code
+RW
VCD
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DVD
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
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
Press TOOLS during playback to select a
search method, and press ENTER.
“Title Search” (for DVDs)
“Chapter Search” (for DVDs)
“Track Search” (for CDs/DATA CDs)
“Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
“Album Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA
CDs)
“Time Search” (for DVDs): Searches for a
starting point by entering the time code.
“File Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA CDs)
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
Searching by Thumbnail (Visual
Search)
+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.
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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.
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).
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TITLE LIST
Music Album
2
3
Samba
Dance
4
Live
Jazz
5
Piano
Jazz
6
My heart
Pop music
7
Paradise
Pop music
8
The Best
Pop music
/
.
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 26.
2
Classic
3
Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
H
1
Classic
Symphony
Select an album, and press ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DISPLAY
Opera
2
The track list appears.
To change the page, press
TITLE LIST
.
m/M
1
The sub-menu appears.
0
/
.
Playback
1
/
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
2
Festival
Summer
4
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
/
.
TITLE LIST
6 Zoo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
DSC00029 25.11.2005 15:50
4
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.
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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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.
b Notes
• 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.
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.
* “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
“*.”
Playback
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
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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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
ROOT
Album
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 32), 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.
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.
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• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
b Notes
• 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.
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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
Easy Setup
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.
◆To set the clock manually
1
After step 3 above, select “Clock,” and press
ENTER.
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
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1
2005
0 : 00
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 102 using the number
buttons.
b Note
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.
• 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
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 86).
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 42 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
After step 3 above, select “Parental Lock,”
and press ENTER.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Settings and Adjustments
SETUP
Settings
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
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Tuning
Lock Channels
Page Up
Programme
Service
001
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 75 for information.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)” on page 75, 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.
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
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.
An event will be locked when it is rated as
unsuitable for children below the following age:
Age:
No
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.
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Yes
2
Set Age Limit
2
Do you want to start auto tuning ?
Number of channels found:
Searching ...
32
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
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
Programme
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 Up
2
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.
Digital Teletext
005
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 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.
Settings and Adjustments
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.
Once you have hidden the unwanted channels
as desired, press the O button repeatedly to
return to the main menu.
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
Page Down
Swap
If you do not wish to choose from one of the
five channels in the display, press the RED or
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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:
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)” on page 75, then select
“Technical Information,” and press ENTER.
The DTV Settings - Technical Information
menu appears.
Technical Information
Manufacturer Information
Signal Strength
On
Poor:
(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.
(Yellow)
3
This information screen shows you the current
version of software installed in your recorder.
2
Average:
Press the PROG +/– buttons to check the
signal strength of the other tuned channels.
Manufacturer Information
1
(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
TV Type :
16 : 9
DTV Settings
Pause Mode :
Auto
Video
Component Out :
Off
Audio
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Features
Scart Setting
Password
Line4 Input :
Pause Mode (DVDs only)
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
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.
Video
Options
Easy Setup
TV Type
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from 16:9 size video (page 50) 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).
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.
Settings and Adjustments
Settings
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you want
to view progressive signals.
Off
Outputs no 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.
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Progressive 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 14).
Auto
Video
Automatically detects the software
type (Film-based or Video-based)
and selects the appropriate
conversion mode. Normally select
this position.
Fixes the conversion mode to the
mode for Video-based software.
Scart Setting
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.
◆Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the LINE 1 – TV jack.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
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.
Line4 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE 4 IN jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
1
2
3
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
DTV Settings
Audio DRC :
Standard
Video
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Audio
Audio Connection
Password
Options
Easy Setup
Normally select this position.
TV Mode
Makes low sounds clear even if
you turn the volume down.
Wide
Range
Gives you the feeling of being at a
live performance.
Downmix (DVDs only)
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 31. 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) jack
when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 82).
Dolby
Surround
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals are
output to two channels for
enjoying surround sounds.
Normal
Multi-channel audio signals are
downmixed to two channels for
use with your stereo.
Audio 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) jack
only when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 82).
Settings and Adjustments
Features
Standard
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 17.
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” “DTS,” and
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 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.
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Select “Audio Connection” in “Audio,” and
press ENTER.
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Audio - Audio Connection
Digital Out :
On
D-PCM
Dolby Digital :
2
3
4
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
48kHz/96kHz PCM :
48kHz/16bit
On
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in DTS decoder.
Off
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
without a built-in DTS decoder.
Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.
On
Normally select this position.
Off
The influence of the digital circuit
upon the analogue circuit is
minimal.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
• 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.
Set the digital output signal.
• Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
lacking a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder. The surround effects of
output signals are determined by
the “Downmix” setting item in
“Audio” setup.
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
• MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
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• DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
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.
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.
b Note
Recording and Parental
Control Settings (Features)
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary depending
on the amount of information contained in the video to
be recorded.
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
The “Features” setup allows you to adjust
recording and parental control settings.
1
2
3
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
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.
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Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
Select “Parental Control” in “Features,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Features - Parental Control
Enter a new password.
OK
SETUP
TV Direct Rec :
DTV Settings
Auto Chapter :
Video
Parental Control
Audio
Colour System
PAL
Features
Screen Saver
On
Cancel
On
On
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Password
Options
Easy Setup
Features - Parental Control
Enter your password.
TV Direct Rec (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD+R/
DVD-R only)
Settings and Adjustments
Settings
OK
Cancel
On
Allows you to easily record what
you are watching on the TV using
SMARTLINK.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec
function.
2
Features - Parental Control
Auto Chapter
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during recording.
On
Off
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and press
ENTER.
For 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.
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
4
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
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the table (page 102). Then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
5
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
8
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).
7
6
5
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 85).
b Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
“Options” setup (page 86).
• 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.
Colour System
Selects the colour system when playing VIDEO
CDs (including Super VIDEO CDs).
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PAL
Plays a disc in PAL colour system.
NTSC
Plays a disc in NTSC colour
system.
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.
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
Settings and Adjustments
SETUP
Password
Options
Cancel
Easy Setup
• 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.
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 86).
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 21.
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.
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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
4
5
6
Easy Setup
Press ENTER.
Select “Start.”
Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
(page 22) from step 2.
Settings and Adjustments
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
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.
There is no picture.
Picture break up
,
,
,
,
, Signal strength low.
, Check aerial installation.
,
,
,
,
,
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, 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, 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.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where the layers switch.
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 13).
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 80).
If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
“Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On”
(page 79).
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.
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 77).
, A timer recording started, which changed the
channels.
, The Parental Lock is activated (page 75).
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1 – 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.
, 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 80).
The playback picture or TV programme from
the equipment connected through the recorder
is distorted.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in “Video” setup in accordance
with the screen size of your TV (page 79).
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 80).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
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)
jacks, check the “Audio Connection” settings in
“Audio” setup (page 81).
, A scrambled channel is selected.
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “On”
(page 81).
Sound is noisy.
, 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 59).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in “Audio” setup to “TV Mode”
(page 81).
, Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “Off”
(page 81).
, One of the Surround TVS effects is selected
(page 60).
Additional Information
, 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.
Sound
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded.
, When recording from connected equipment, set
“Line Audio Input” in TOOLS menu to
“Bilingual” (page 55).
, 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 82).
Sound break up
, Signal strength low.
, Check aerial installation.
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Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc.
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalised (page 36).
The recorder does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 57).
, 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 recorder starts playing automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
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.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
do some of the operations above. See the
instruction manual supplied with the disc.
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.
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, 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.
, 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 58).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s
menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 65).
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 65).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
The programme position cannot be changed
from the programme position you are
recording.
, 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 74).
, The channel was hidden after the timer recording
was set. See “Programme Hide” on page 77.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
(page 53).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
, A scrambled channel is selected.
, The Channel activated Parental Lock is selected.
Recording does not stop immediately after you
press x REC STOP.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
Synchro-Recording does not complete.
, The timer setting for the connected equipment
overlapped the recorder’s timer setting
(page 55).
, 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 54).
Recording does not stop after you press x.
, Open the remote’s cover and press x REC
STOP.
Display
The clock has stopped.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
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.
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 54).
, 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 54).
, The recorder is connected to the TV output jack
of the connected equipment.
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, When the recording 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.
Additional Information
, 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 74).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
(page 53).
, Disc space was not enough.
, Set the clock again (page 74).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that
lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock
(page 74).
The clock does not appear in the front panel
display.
, “Dimmer” in “Options” setup is set to “Power
Save” (page 85).
, The “Power Save” in “Options” setup was set to
“On,” and the recorder is in standby (page 86).
Remote control
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 19).
, Turn on the recorder.
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, 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 21). The default command mode
setting for this recorder and the supplied remote
is DVD3.
, Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 20).
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 21).
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.
Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
the table on page 93).
The disc tray does not open after you press Z
(open/close).
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
open after you have recorded or edited a DVD.
This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
the disc.
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.
“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.
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“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.
The Parental Lock does not work.
, Check the Parental Lock options settings
(page 75).
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).
, 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 57).
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.
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.
First three
characters of
the service
number
Cause and/or corrective
action
C 13
The DVD is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft
cloth.
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.
C 31
The DVD/CD is not inserted
correctly.
, Re-insert the disc correctly.
On cleaning
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
On adjusting volume
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
Additional Information
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.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause
it to malfunction.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
,continued
93
• 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.
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General
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Transmission standards: DVB-T
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
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)
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output jack/
–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
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
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
Inputs and outputs
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/
60 Hz
Power consumption: 35 W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 75 × 328 mm
(width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
Mass (approx.): 4.4 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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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 (19)
B Z (open/close) button (26)
C [/1 (on/standby) button (22)
D t TV/VIDEO, TV/DVD button (19)
E PROG (programme) +/– buttons (28)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
The + button has a tactile dot*.
F Number buttons (48, 62)
SET button (48)
0
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
G CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (48)
H
2 (volume) +/– buttons (19)
I
Text button (42)
J TV/RADIO button (42)
K
(audio) button (58)
The
button has a tactile dot*.
L [TIMER] button (46)
M Coloured multimedia applications &
interactive services control buttons (38)
N SYSTEM MENU button (21, 74)
TITLE LIST button (29, 56, 63, 68)
GUIDE (Electronic Programme Guide)
button (38, 48)
O </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)
P
INFO button (40)
Q
Favourite button (43)
R TOOLS button (26)
S O RETURN button (52)
T
(instant replay)/
buttons (29, 63)
(instant advance)
U TOP MENU button (56)
V MENU button (56)
W mc
(58)
/
CM (search) buttons
X ./> (previous/next) buttons (58)
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Y H (play) button (56)
X (pause) button (58)
x (stop) button (56)
The H button has a tactile dot*.
Z z REC button (28)
X REC PAUSE button (28)
x REC STOP button (28)
wj CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (71)
wk REC MODE button (28)
wl SYNCHRO REC button (54)
e;
(subtitle) button (58)
ea DISPLAY button (31)
TIME/TEXT button (31)
es
(angle) button (58)
ed INPUT SELECT button (55)
ef COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
(21)
eg PROGRESSIVE button (16)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
Front panel
M ./> (previous/next) buttons (58)
B Front panel display (32, 98)
N PROGRAM +/– buttons (28)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
C Disc tray (26)
D A (open/close) button (26)
E TIMER REC indicator (46)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (54)
F
Additional Information
A [/1 (on/standby) button (22)
O REC MODE button (45)
INPUT SELECT button (55)
P LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/L(MONO)
AUDIO R) jacks (24)
(remote sensor) (19)
G H (play) button (56)
X (pause) button (58)
x (stop) button (56)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
H z REC button (28)
X REC PAUSE button (28)
x REC STOP button (28)
I SYSTEM MENU button (21)
TOOLS button (26)
J </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)
K O RETURN button (22)
L
GUIDE (Electronic Programme Guide)
button (38)
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97
Front panel display
DVD RW
VR
VCD
TV
PROGRESSIVE
SMARTLINK
A Playing/recording status
E Displays the following (32):
•
•
•
•
•
•
B Disc type*/recording format
C Audio signal indicators (31)
D TV indicator (28)
F
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Programme position
TV Direct Rec indication (28): “TV”
appears in the right most two digits.
(angle) indicator (58)
G SMARTLINK indicator (15)
H PROGRESSIVE indicator (16)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
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 85).
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Rear panel
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
-AUDIO
R
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PR/
CR
~ AC IN
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (13)
B LINE 1 – TV jack (14)
C LINE 3 jack (23)
D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR) jacks (14)
E AC IN terminal (18)
G LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(14, 17)
H LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO) jack (24)
I LINE 4 IN (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(24)
Additional Information
F LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (14)
J DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/OPTICAL)
jacks (17)
99
Glossary
Chapter (page 62)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
A DVD-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 8)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programmes and restrict recording on this
recorder.
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.
Dolby Digital (page 82)
DVD VIDEO (page 10)
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.
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.
Copy protection signals (page 45)
DTS (page 82)
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 8)
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.
DVD+RW (page 8)
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.
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DVD-R (page 8)
EPG (page 38)
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.
Interlace format (page 16)
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 82)
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 67)
Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
Playlist (page 67)
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a 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.
Progressive format (page 16)
Additional Information
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.
Title (page 62)
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 62)
Sections of a music feature on a CD/VIDEO CD
(the length of a song).
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101
Language Code List
For details, see page 74.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
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
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
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
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
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
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
1703 Not specified
Area Code
For details, see page 83.
102
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
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
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
Additional Information
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
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
3
4
14
9
11
103
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 22, 79
4:3 Letter Box 22, 79
4:3 Pan Scan 22, 79
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 82
A
“A-B Erase” 69
Adjusting
playback picture 59
playback sound 60
recording picture 50
Aerial 13
Album 32, 66
Album number 32
“Album Search” 62
Angle 58
Area code 102
Audio 58, 81
“Audio Connection” 22
Audio cord 17
“Audio DRC” 81
“Audio Filter” 60
“Audio” 74
“Audio Settings” 60
“Auto Chapter” 83
“Auto Display” 86
Auto Tune 22, 76
“AV SYNC” 60
B
Batteries 19
“Bilingual” 54, 55
“BNR” 59
“Brightness” 50, 59
104
C
D
“C NR” 59
“Capture All” 71
“Capture” 71
CD 10
“Change IN” 72
“Change OUT” 72
Chapter 32, 51, 71, 100
CHAPTER MARK 71
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
71
Chapter number 32
“Chapter Search” 62
Chasing Playback 61
“Check Overlap” 52, 53
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer
List) 52
Child Lock 57
Cleaning discs 93
Clock 22, 74
“Colour” 50, 59
“Colour System” 84
Colour systems 95
“Combine” 72
“Command Mode” 21, 86
“Component Out” 79
Component video input 14
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
14
Connecting 14
the aerial cable 13
the audio cords 17
the video cords 14
“Contrast” 50, 59
Controlling TVs with the
remote 19
Copy control signals 45
Copy protection 100
Copy-Free 45
Copy-Never 45
Copy-Once 45
CPRM 8
“Create Playlist” 71
Creating chapters 71
DATA CD 10
“Digital Out” 82
Digital Services
Digital Text viewing 41
EPG 38
Favourites 42
Index 44
Programme information
40
Digital Software Upgrade 78
“Dimmer” 85
“Disc Info” 26, 35, 70
Disc Map 70
Disc Settings 26, 35, 70, 85
Disc space 27
Disc types 8
Display
front panel display 32,
98
Dolby Digital 17, 82, 100
“Downmix” 81
DTS 82, 100
“DVD Menu” 74
DVD VIDEO 10, 100
DVD+R 8, 100
DVD+RW 8, 100
DVD-R 8, 100
DVD-RW 8, 100
DVD-RWs (Video mode) 68
“DVE” 59
E
Easy Setup 22, 87
Editing 67, 71
Enter characters 33
EPG
Viewing a list of
available channels 38
Viewing programmes
related to a specific
category. 39
“Erase All” 70
“Erase” 53, 68, 72
“Erase Titles” 70
“Extend Rec” 47
F
“Factory Setup” 86
Favourites
Deleting a channel from
the Favourites List 43
Moving to a different
favourite list 43
Setting a favourite list 42
Watching or listening to
a favourite channel 43
“Features” 83
“File Search” 62
“Finalise” 36
Finalising 36
“Format DVD-RW” 85
“Format” 26
Formatting 26
Freeze Frame 58
Front panel 97
Front panel display 32, 98
“Line4 Input” 80
M
Mains Lead 18
Manual Clock Set 74
Manufacturer Information 78
MENU 56
Menu
DVD’s Menu 56
Top menu 56
“MNR” 59
“Modify” 53
“Move” 72
MP3 audio tracks 63
MPEG 82, 101
N
Number buttons 34
O
H
One Touch Menu 57
One Touch Play 57
One Touch Timer 47
“Options” 85
Original 30, 67, 101
Handling discs 93
“Hue” 59
P
G
GB 27
I
Index 44
INPUT SELECT 55
Interlace 101
Interlace format 101
J
JPEG image files 63
L
Labelling 35
Language 74
LINE 2 IN 24
LINE 3 23
LINE 4 IN 24
“Line Audio Input” 54, 55
“Line Rec. Picture Size” 50
“Line1 Output” 80
“Line3 Input” 80
“Line3 Output” 80
Page mode 30
Parental Control 57, 83
Parental Lock 75
Parts and controls 96
“Password” 85
“Pause Mode” 79
“PB Video Equalizer” 59
PBC 56
Picture quality 50, 59
Picture size 50
“Play Beginning” 57
Play mode 32
Playable discs 10
Playback 10, 32, 56, 58
fast forward 58
fast reverse 58
freeze frame 58
instant advance 58
instant replay 58
JPEG image files 63
MP3 audio tracks 63
resume play 57
slow-motion play 58
Playing status bar 32
Playlist 30, 67, 71, 101
“Power Save” 86
“Present Time” 74
“Preview” 72
Programme Hide 77
Programme information 40
Programme Sort 77
Progressive 16, 101
“Progressive Mode” 80
“Protect Disc” 35
“Protect” 68
Protection
disc 35
title 68
Q
Quick guide to disc types 8
Quick Timer 49
R
Rear panel 99
REC 28
Rec Mode Adjust 46
“Rec Mode” 50
“Rec NR” 50
REC PAUSE 28
“Rec Settings” 50
“Rec Video Equalizer” 50
Recordable discs 8
Recording 54, 83
picture adjustment 50
recording format 8
recording mode 29, 45
recording time 29
while watching another
programme 28
RECOVERY 92
Region code 11
Remaining time 32
Remote 19, 96
Resetting the recorder 87
Resume Play 57
“RGB” 22, 80
,continued
105
S
S VIDEO 14
“S Video” 22, 80
“Scart Setting” 80
Scene List 72
Screen Saver 84
“Search” 62
Searching
fast reverse/fast forward
58
locating the beginning of
the title/chapter/track 58
search mode 62
visual search 62
SET 20, 34
“Set Thumbnail” 68
Signal Strength 78
Simultaneous Rec and Play 61
Slow-motion play 58
SMARTLINK 15
Sort 30
Sound quality 60
Subtitle 58, 74
Super VIDEO CD 10
Surround 60
Synchro Rec 54
T
Technical Information 78
Thumbnail picture 31
“Time Search” 62
TIME/TEXT 32
TIMER 46
Timer List 52
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 51,
52
EPG timer setting 48
manual setting 46
Rec Mode Adjust 46
Synchro Rec 54
Title 32, 101
TITLE LIST 56
Title List 29, 56
Sort 30
Thumbnail 31
“Title Name” 68
Title number 32
“Title Search” 62
106
TOP MENU 56
Track 101
“Track Search” 62
Troubleshooting 88
“TV Direct Rec” 28, 83
“TV Type” 22, 79
TV/DVD switch 19
TV/VIDEO 28
TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
60
U
“Unfinalise” 37
Unfinalising 37
Usable discs 8, 10
V
VIDEO CD 10
Video cord 14
“Video” 22, 80, 79
Video input 14
Video mode 8
“Video Settings” 59
Visual Search 62
VR mode 8, 67
Y
“Y NR” 59
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