Sony RDR-GXD360 Operating instructions

Sony RDR-GXD360 Operating instructions
2-686-264-11(1)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
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RDR-GXD360
© 2006 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
The mains lead must be changed
only at a qualified service shop.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
CAUTION
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.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
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Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom and
Republic of Ireland
A molded 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.
• Install this system so that the
mains lead can be unplugged
from the wall socket
immediately in the event of
trouble.
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.
On recording
Precautions
This equipment has been tested
and found to comply with the
limits set out in the EMC
Directive using a connection
cable shorter than 3 metres.
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid
fall into the cabinet, unplug the
recorder and have it checked by
qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
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.
Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
On compensation for lost
recordings
Sony is not liable and will not
compensate for any lost
recordings or relevant losses,
including when recordings are
not made due to reasons
including recorder failure, or
when the contents of a recording
are lost or damaged as a result of
recorder failure or repair
undertaken to the recorder. Sony
will not restore, recover, or
replicate the recorded contents
under any circumstances.
Copyrights
• 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.
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 onscreen display image
displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you
risk permanent damage to
your television screen.
Plasma display panels and
projection televisions are
especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your
recorder, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
About this manual
• In this manual, “disc” is used
as a general reference for the
DVDs or CDs unless
otherwise specified by the text
or illustrations.
• Icons, such as DVD , listed
at the top of each explanation
indicate what kind of media
can be used with the function
being explained.
• 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.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
About the SMARTLINK features (for SCART connections only). . . . . . . 13
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Step 5: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony
DVD recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote . . . . . 18
Step 6: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
4. Displaying the Playing/Remaining Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . 27
Checking the playing/remaining time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Checking the remaining disc space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Finalising the disc using Z (open/close) button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Finalising the disc using “Disc Information” display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
8. Reformatting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Guide to Digital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Viewing a list of available channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Viewing programmes related to a specific category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Displaying the programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Viewing a digital text service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels . . . . . . . . . 38
Selecting digital text from other channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Setting the Favourites List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Watching or listening to a favourite channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Setting the timer manually (Standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Recording TV programmes using the EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording programmes using Series Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Creating chapters in a title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Checking/Changing/Cancelling using the EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Checking/Changing/Cancelling using the Timer List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . 53
Recording from connected equipment without a timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Adjusting the picture quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Adjusting the delay between the picture and sound (AV SYNC). . . . . . . 59
Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the recorder can play . . . . . 63
About playback order of albums, tracks, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
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Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Creating chapters manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Moving a Playlist title (Change Order) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Preparing for DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Clock and Language Settings (Basic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Parental Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Recording Settings (Recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Disc Settings (DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Others) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . 98
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other
DVD players (finalising)
+RW
Automatically
formatted in
+VR mode
(DVD+RW
VIDEO)
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalised)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Format in VR
mode
(page 23)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players
(finalisation unnecessary)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in
Video mode
(page 23)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 32)
+R
Automatically
formatted in
+VR mode
(DVD+R
VIDEO)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 32)
VR
mode
-RVR
Format in VR
mode
(page 23)*1
Formatting is
performed
using the “Disc
Information”
display.
Playable only on DVD-R in
VR mode compatible
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 32)
Video
mode
-RVideo
Automatically
formatted in
Video mode
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 32)
Type
Disc Logo
DVD+RW
Icon used in
this manual
DVDRW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
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Usable disc versions (as of March 2006)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1,
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*2)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0,
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*2)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R
DL,” and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*1
When an unformatted DVD-R is inserted into
this recorder, it is automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format a new DVD-R in VR
mode, format using the “Disc Information”
display (page 23).
*2 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• 8 cm discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
• DVD-RAMs
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Playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used in
this manual
Characteristics
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be
purchased or rented
This recorder also recognizes DVDRAMs and DVD-R Dual Layer (Video
mode) discs as DVD Video compatible
discs. If the DVD-RAM has a
removable cartridge, remove the
cartridge before playback.
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
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 either 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
recorded in a format different from the
formats mentioned in the table above.
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs that do not contain
DVD Video or JPEG image files.
—
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.)
• DVD Audio discs
• Cartridge-only type DVD-RAMs and/or
DVD-RAMs that do not contain DVD
Video.
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 10).
• DVDs that were recorded on a different
recorder and not correctly finalised.
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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 one title is eight hours.
Note on playback operations of DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
software producers. Since this recorder plays
DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the
disc contents the software producers
designed, some playback features may not be
available. See the instructions supplied with
the DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on
the rear of the unit and will only play DVD
VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with
identical region codes. This system is used to
protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play
on this recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by region
code.” will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region
code indication may be labelled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to play back discs
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please
be aware that among those discs, there are
some that do not conform to the CD standard
and may not be playable by this product.
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Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side
with digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does
not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
b Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVDRs, DVD-RAMs, 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 34). 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.
Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
b Notes
•
•
•
•
•
See “Specifications” (page 99) for a list of supplied accessories.
Plug in 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.
Hookups and Settings
Follow steps 1 through 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Do not connect the
mains lead until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead” on page 15.
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below.
to AERIAL IN
DVD recorder
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 2: 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.
B
INPUT
A
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
VIDEO
SCART cord
(not supplied)
L
AUDIO
(yellow)
TV
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to i LINE 1 – TV
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
DVD recorder
to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)
(red)
(blue)
(green)
to COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
S-video cord
(not supplied)
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
C
Y
INPUT
S VIDEO
PB/CB
PR/CR
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
Component video
cord (not supplied)
D
(green)
(blue)
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
: Signal flow
A SCART input jack
When you set “Easy Setup - Line1 Output” to
“S Video” or “RGB” (page 19), use a
SCART cord that conforms to the selected
signal.
B Video input jack
You will enjoy standard quality images.
C S VIDEO input jack
You will enjoy high quality images.
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D 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, use this connection and set
“Component Out” in the “Video” setup to
“On” (page 83). Then set “Progressive
Output” to “On” in the “Video” setup to send
progressive video signals. For details, see
“Progressive Output” on page 83.
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see
page 82.
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.
• 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 TV t 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 “Easy Setup - Line1 Output”
to “Video.”
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
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, you can enjoy the
following SMARTLINK features.
• TV Direct Rec.
You can easily record what you are
watching on your TV (page 24).
• 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 56).
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the Title List menu with one
touch of the TITLE LIST button (page 56).
Hookups and Settings
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3 jack on the
recorder (page 20).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the timer programming menu
with one touch of the TIMER button
(page 45).
• 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
(page 35).
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if
the recorder is not used after you turn off
the TV.
“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 power must be turned on to use all
SMARTLINK features except One Touch Play,
One Touch Menu, One Touch Timer and One
Touch EPG.
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
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Step 3: 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.
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Front (L)
A
Front (R)
Subwoofer
Centre
to coaxial digital input
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
DVD recorder
to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
INPUT
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
(white)
B
VIDEO
(yellow)
L
(red)
(white)
AUDIO
R
(yellow)*
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 12).
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A Digital audio input jack
B Audio L/R (left/right) 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.
This connection will use your TV’s or stereo
amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for
sound.
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected
components.
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 20), be sure to connect the
mains lead after all connections are complete.
Hookups and Settings
b Notes
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to
the LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• With connection B, do not connect the LINE IN
(R-AUDIO-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.
• With connection A, after you have completed the
connection, make the appropriate settings under
“Easy Setup - Audio Connection” (page 19).
Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come
from your speakers.
Step 4: Connecting the
Mains Lead
*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 5: Preparing the
Remote
You can control the recorder using the
supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA)
batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on
the batteries to the markings inside the
battery compartment. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
recorder.
Controlling TVs with the
remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control
your TV.
b Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be
able to control your TV 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.
Number
buttons
b Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony
DVD recorder or player, change the command
mode number for this recorder (page 17).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible
leakage and corrosion. Should leakage occur, do
not touch the liquid with bare hands. 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 a lighting apparatus. The recorder may
not respond to the remote.
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TV 2 +/–
TV/DVD
TV [/1
TV t
TV PROG
+/–
1
Hold down the TV [/1 button located
at the bottom of the remote.
Do not press the [/1 button at the top of
the remote.
2
With the TV [/1 button pressed down,
enter the TV’s manufacturer code
using the number buttons.
For instance, to enter “09,” press “0” then
“9.” After you enter the last number,
release the TV [/1 button.
If more than one code number is listed,
try entering them one at a time until you
find the one that works with your TV.
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Grundig
11
Hitachi
24
ITT/Nokia
15, 16
JVC
33
Loewe
45
Nokia
69, 73
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 07, 08, 72
Saba
12, 13, 74
Samsung
22, 23, 71
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
36
Thomson
43, 75
Toshiba
38
The 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 TV/DVD button to switch the TV’s
input source.
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 after
you have completed “Step 6: Easy Setup.”
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
Number
buttons
SYSTEM
MENU
The remote performs the following:
Buttons
Operations
TV [/1
Turns your TV on or
off
TV 2 (volume)
+/–
Adjusts the volume
of your TV
TV PROG +/–
Selects the
programme position
on your TV
TV t
Hookups and Settings
Code numbers of controllable TVs
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
M/m,
ENTER
1
Check that “Easy Setup” (page 19)
has been finished. If “Easy Setup” has
not been finished, first perform “Easy
Setup.”
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Switches your TV’s
input source
The System Menu appears.
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3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
To check the Command Mode for the
recorder
Press x on the recorder when the recorder is
turned off. The Command Mode for the
recorder appears in the front panel display.
4
Select “Others,” and press ENTER.
If the Command Mode for the recorder has
not been changed, set the Command Mode
for the remote to the default setting of
DVD3. If the Command Mode for the
remote is changed to DVD1 or DVD2, you
will be unable to operate this recorder.
Changing programme positions
of the recorder using the
remote
You can change programme positions of the
recorder using the number buttons.
5
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
Number
buttons
ENTER
6
Select a Command Mode (DVD1,
DVD2, or DVD3), and press ENTER.
7
Set the Command Mode for the remote
so it matches the Command Mode for
the recorder you set above.
Follow the steps below to set the
Command Mode on the remote.
1 Hold down ENTER.
2 While holding down ENTER, enter
the Command Mode code number
using the number buttons.
Command Mode Code number
DVD1
number button 1
DVD2
number button 2
DVD3
number button 3
3 Hold down both the number and
ENTER buttons at the same time for
more than three seconds.
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Example: for channel 50
Press “5,” “0,” then press ENTER.
Make the basic adjustments by following the
on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
[/1
Easy Setup - Component Out
If you are using the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jack, select “On.”
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 “Easy Setup - Component
Out” to “On,” you cannot select
“RGB.”
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Easy Setup - Audio Connection
If you connected an AV amplifier
(receiver) using a coaxial cord, select
“Yes : DIGITAL OUT” and set the
digital output signal (page 85).
TV [/1
1
3
Turn on the recorder and your TV.
Then switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the recorder
appears on your TV screen.
The initial settings message appears.
• If this message does not appear, select
“Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the
System Menu (“Settings and
Adjustments” on page 77).
2
Press ENTER.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
make the following settings.
Hookups and Settings
Easy Setup - TV Type (page 82)
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.
Step 6: Easy Setup
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
“Easy Setup” is finished.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG
audio decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG”
(page 85).
• If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select
“Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
(page 91).
Easy Setup - Auto Tune
The recorder will automatically capture
and store the available TV and Radio
channels.
Easy Setup - 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.
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Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
After disconnecting the recorder’s mains lead from the mains, connect a VCR or similar
recording device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack)
(page 72).
For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording from connected equipment without a timer” on
page 54.
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3 jack of this recorder.
TV
VCR
SCART cord (not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE 3
to i LINE 1 – TV
DVD recorder
b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals through a 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 to 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
TV/DVD 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 jacks on the front panel
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 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.
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to just 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. This may cause noise (feedback).
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3 jack. Disconnect the
recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
Satellite tuner,
CanalSat, etc.
TV
to SCART input
SCART cord (not supplied)
to i LINE 3
to i LINE 1 – TV
DVD recorder
If the satellite tuner can output RGB
signals
If you want to use the Synchro Rec
function
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 the “Video” setup (page 83). 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.
This connection is necessary to use the
Synchro-Recording function. See
“Recording from connected equipment with a
timer (Synchro Rec)” on page 53.
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in the
“Video” setup (page 83) 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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Eight Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc
+RW
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
2. Recording a
Programme
+RW
+R
-RVR
CD
DATA DVD
+R
-RVR
This section introduces the basic operation to
record a current TV programme to a disc
(DVD). For an explanation of how to make
timer recordings, see page 42.
Z (open/
close)
PROG +/–
DISPLAY
1
Press Z (open/close), and place a
disc on the disc tray.
z REC
x REC
STOP
TV/DVD
Recording/playing side facing down
2
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the
front panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted
automatically.
• For DVD-RW discs
DVD-RWs are formatted in the
recording format (VR mode or Video
mode) set by “Format DVD-RW” in
the “DVD” setup.
• For DVD-R discs
DVD-Rs are automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format an unused
DVD-R in VR mode, format the disc
using the “Disc Information” display
(page 34) before you make a
recording.
If the disc is recordable on this recorder,
you can manually re-format the disc to
make a blank disc (page 34).
REC MODE
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
DATA CD
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVideo
TV t
1
2
Insert a recordable DVD.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Press PROG +/– to select the
programme position or input source
you want to record.
Each time you press the button, the
display on the TV screen changes as
follows:
For more details about the recording
mode, see page 42.
,continued
23
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after 8
hours of continuous recording or when
the DVD is full.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information
such as recording time or disc type.
To stop recording
Press DISPLAY during recording.
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for
recorder to stop recording.
The recording information appears.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the i LINE 1 –
TV jack, set your TV to the TV input using
the TV/DVD button and select the
programme you want to watch. If your TV is
connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
TV to TV input using the TV t button
(page 16).
TV Direct Rec.
If you are using the SMARTLINK
connection and the “TV Direct Rec.” is set to
“On” (page 87), you can easily record what
you are watching on your TV.
When the TV and the recorder are turned on,
press z REC. The recorder starts recording
what you are watching on your TV.
b Notes
• If “TV” appears in the front panel display, you
cannot turn off the TV or change the programme
position during TV Direct Rec. To turn off the
function, set “TV Direct Rec.” to “Off” in the
“Recording” setup (page 87).
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while
to start recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
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A Disc type/format
B Recording status
C Recording mode
D Recording time
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
3. Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Title List with Thumbnail Images
(Example: DVD+RW)
-RVR
-RVideo
m
Extended Title List
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
/
mc
CM
x
A Title type:
Displays the title type (Original or
Playlist) for DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode).
B Disc space (remainder/total)
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
To play a recorded title, select the title from
the Title List.
C Title information:
1
Insert a DVD.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
Playback starts automatically depending
on the disc.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the extended Title List, press
OPTIONS to select “Display List,” and
press ENTER.
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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3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
The sub-menu displays options
applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending upon
the model, situation, and disc type.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR mode
only)
You can select a favourite scene for the
thumbnail picture shown in the Title List
menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Set Thumbnail,” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting the thumbnail
point appears and the title starts to play.
4
While watching the playback picture,
press m/M to select the scene you
want to set for a thumbnail picture, and
press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
5
Press ENTER if the scene is correct.
If the scene is incorrect, press c/C to
select the scene you want to set for a
thumbnail picture, and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the thumbnail, press M.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
Sub-menu
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
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 next/previous page
of titles.
About the Title List for DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode)
You can switch the Title List to show
Original or Playlist titles.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
</,.
To change the title order (Sort)
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
OPTIONS to select “Sort Titles.” Press M/m
to select the item, and press ENTER.
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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 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.
• 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).
4. Displaying the
Playing/Remaining Time
and Play Information
+RW
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
CD
-RVR
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
DATA DVD
You can check the playing time and
remaining time of the current title, chapter,
track, or disc. Also, you can check the disc
name recorded on the DVD/CD.
Front (L/R) +
Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
E Disc type*1/format (page 7)
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
F Title type (only appears for Playlists)
G Play mode
H Recording mode (page 42)
ENTER
OPTIONS
Press DISPLAY.
The displays differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
I Playing status bar*2
J Title number (chapter number*3)
(page 60)
(Shows either track number, scene
number, album number*3, or file
number for CDs, VIDEO CDs, DATA
DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
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Rear (L/R)
DATA CD
K Album name appears for DATA DVDs
or DATA CDs.
For CDs with CD text, press TIME/
TEXT.
L 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.
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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z Hints
• If “DTS” of “Audio Connection” is set to “Off” in
the “Audio” setup, the DTS track selection option
will not appear on the screen even if the disc
contains DTS tracks (page 85).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
the “Video” setup (page 84), information
automatically appears on the screen when the
recorder is operated.
Example: When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track/index
number
m
Remaining time of the current track
m
Playing time of the disc
m
Remaining time of the disc
m
b Note
CD text (when available)
Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
Example: When playing an MP3 audio track
Playing time and number of the current track
Checking the playing/
remaining time
You can view the playing or time information
displayed on the front panel display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
m
Current album number
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
The displays differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
Example: When playing a DVD
Playing time and number of the
current title
Remaining time of the current title
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
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b Notes
• The recorder can only display the first level of a
CD’s text, such as the disc name.
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
Checking the remaining disc
space
You can check the remaining disc space
using the “Disc Information” display.
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
Example: When a DVD+RW is inserted.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can label a DVD, title, or programme 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.
Number
buttons
“Remainder” (approximate)
• The remaining recording time in each
of the recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space
z Hint
To increase disc space, see “To open up disc space”
(page 65).
-RVR
-RVideo
INPUT
SELECT
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
2
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2
5. Changing the Name of
a Recorded Programme
Press TITLE LIST.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Title Name,” and press
ENTER.
The display for entering characters
appears.
4
Press </M/m/, to move the cursor
to the right of the display and select
“A” (upper-case), “a” (lower-case),
or “Symbol,” and press ENTER.
The characters for the selected type are
displayed.
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5
Press </M/m/, to select the
character you want to enter, and press
ENTER.
The selected character appears at the top
of the display.
Example: Input Title Name
The type of characters will change
according to the language you select in
“Easy Setup.” Some languages allow you
to enter an accent mark.
To enter a letter with an accent mark,
select an accent followed by the letter.
Example: Select “ ` ” and then “a” to
enter “à.”
To insert a space, select “Space.”
6
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter the
remaining characters.
Input row
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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To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters. Refer to the number next to each
row of letters on your TV screen.
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
Press ENTER and select the next
character.
3
Select “Finish” and press ENTER.
z Hint
You can switch between “A” (upper-case), “a”
(lower-case), or “Symbol” by pressing INPUT
SELECT.
3
6. Labelling and
Protecting a Disc
Select “Disc Name,” and press
ENTER.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc
Name” display (page 29).
You can execute options effective for the
entire disc using the “Disc Information”
display.
b Note
Protecting a disc
-RWVR
1
-RVR
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
2
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
Example: When the inserted disc is a
DVD-RW (VR mode).
Labelling a disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
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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.
-RVR
-RVideo
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
2
A
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
Example: When the inserted disc is a
DVD+RW.
“On”/“Off”: Indicates whether
protection is set (DVD-RW/DVDR in VR mode only)
B “Protect Disc”
3
Select “Protect Disc,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Protect,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the protection
Select “Unprotected” in step 4.
z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles
(page 66).
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7. Playing the Disc on
Other DVD Equipment
(Finalise)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
+R
-RVideo
-RVR
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
Z (open/
close)
-RVideo
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 (Video
mode), 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.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
Differences between the disc types
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
-RVR
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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.
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
(page 33) or reformat the disc
(page 34). However, if you
reformat the disc, all recorded
contents will be erased.
Finalising is necessary. The disc
can be played only on equipment
that supports DVD-R in VR mode.
After finalising you cannot edit or
record on the disc using this
recorder.
Finalising the disc using Z
(open/close) button
1
Make a recording.
See “2. Recording a Programme” on
page 23.
2
Press Z (open/close).
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalising and asks for
confirmation.
For DVD+RWs, the recorder
automatically starts finalising the disc.
After finalising, the disc will be ejected
automatically.
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
After finalising, the disc will be ejected
automatically.
Finalising the disc using “Disc
Information” display
1
2
-RWVR -RWVideo
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been
finalised to prohibit additional recording or
editing can be unfinalised to allow further
recording or editing.
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalising and asks for
confirmation.
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) that has been finalised with other
DVD equipment, unfinalise the disc.
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 “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
4
2
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
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.
3
Select “Unfinalise,” and press
ENTER.
The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
Unfinalising may take several minutes.
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Insert a disc.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Unfinalising a disc
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.
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8. Reformatting a disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
New discs are automatically formatted when
inserted. If necessary, you can manually reformat 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 65).
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
Example: When a DVD+RW is inserted.
3
4
Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
For DVD-RWs and unrecorded DVD-Rs
(Video mode), select “VR” or “Video,”
and press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
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z Hint
By reformatting, you can change the recording
format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVDRWs that have been finalised.
b Note
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent
to 1 billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger
the disc space.
1
Press
.
This display consists of an information
box and a ten channel programme list
covering a two hour period.
Guide to Digital Services
EPG (Electronic
Programme Guide)
Example of EPG Display:
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 45).
b Note
Digital Services availability and content depend on
the broadcaster.
Digital Services are not instantly available when the
recorder is first turned on.
Viewing a list of available
channels
Guide to Digital Services
The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide
showing the television programme schedule
for a day or more at a time on your television
(via the Digital Terrestrial Television tuner
included in this recorder).
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
selected in the list.
C Indicates the currently selected
programme and allows you to
move around the list.
D Channel name
E Indicates the currently viewed
programme.
F Indicates if a timer recording is
associated with the event
(page 45).
Number
buttons
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
.
PAGE
/
>
G Colour 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
TV/RADIO
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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 78).
: Timer event icons
(page 46)
: Series Recording icon
(page 47)
L Indicates the current time and date.
2
Press </M/m/, or enter a channel
number using the number buttons to
move around the list.
If you press , after selecting the last
programme on the right, the schedule for
the next two hours is displayed
(depending on availability from the
broadcaster).
Available buttons in the EPG display
Buttons
PAGE
Operations
/
./>
Display the previous/next
ten channels.
View the next or previous
24-hour programme
schedule.
The green button Toggle the display as
follows:
2-hour schedule (half hour
time shots) y
30-minute schedule
(15 minutes time shots).
The yellow
button
Display the channel for the
selected programme
The red button
(Category)
Search for programmes by
category
TV/RADIO
Switch between TV and
Radio channels.
O RETURN
Close the EPG display.
Viewing programmes related to
a specific category
3
Select a programme, and press
ENTER.
The full screen dialog appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
4
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.
b Note
The category of each programme is determined by
the broadcaster.
Select “View Programme,” and press
ENTER.
Colour
buttons
M/m,
ENTER
PAGE
/
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1
2
Press
.
Press the red button.
Programme information
The category pop-up list appears.
3
Press M/m to select a category, and
press ENTER.
The selected 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.
Some examples of category types are
as follows:
All Programmes: This gives a complete
channel list.
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
5
Number
buttons
Guide to Digital Services
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.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
Displaying the programme
information
Press M/m to select a programme,
and press ENTER.
Press
The sub menu appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
The Information display appears showing a
description of the current programme on
view.
.
Select “View Programme,” and press
ENTER.
To scroll the Category display by page
(Page mode)
Press PAGE
/
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. For more details, see
“Recording TV programmes using the EPG” on
page 45.
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Available buttons in the Information
display
Buttons
PAGE
Operations
/
Scroll the information
display by page
</,
Toggle the display
between discription of the
current/next programme
M/m or
the number
buttons
Display programme
information for other
channels
Toggle the Favourites List
ENTER
View the selected channel
Viewing a digital text
service
Many digital TV channels broadcast
information via their text service. This digital
service includes high quality digital text and
graphics along with advanced navigation
options. Additionally, this recorder has
access to dedicated text channels transmitted
by the broadcasters.
b Note
The appearance, content and navigation methods of
all digital text services are decided by the
broadcaster.
Number
buttons
PROG +/–
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Selecting digital text from
dedicated digital teletext
channels
1
Select a dedicated channel that is
broadcasting digital text.
You can search for a dedicated digital
text channel using the “Electronic
Programme Guide” (page 35).
The text page is displayed.
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2
Once the text page is displayed (this
may take some time), follow the onscreen instructions to obtain your
required selection.
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.
• All receivable channels are automatically
stored in the Favourites List.
To exit the text service
Follow the on screen instructions, or press
PROG +/–.
Number
buttons
Selecting digital text from
other channels
SYSTEM
MENU
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
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
Select a channel.
Press
(Text) or the button
indicated on screen by the
broadcaster.
Guide to Digital Services
On some pages the TV programme may
also be displayed on the text screen. Onscreen instructions will inform you how
to change the displayed programme.
If you are instructed to press “OK” or
“Select” when viewing the text pages,
press ENTER.
Favourites
TV/RADIO
The text information appears.
3
Access required information using
</M/m/,, the colour buttons and/
or the number buttons.
If you are instructed to press “OK” or
“Select” when viewing the text pages,
press ENTER.
Setting the Favourites List
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu Display appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
To exit the text service
Follow the on screen instructions, or press
PROG +/–.
3
Select “DTV Settings,” and press
ENTER.
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4
Select “Favourites,” and press
ENTER.
“Favourites List 1” display appears.
Press
repeatedly to switch to a
different Favourites List.
Watching or listening to a
favourite channel
1
While in normal operation mode,
press
repeatedly to select a list.
Then press ENTER.
The selected Favourites List display
appears.
Indicates the currently viewed channel
This display shows all the TV or Radio
channels available to you.
5
Press TV/RADIO 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
Favourites List panel.
6
Press M/m or enter a channel number
to select a channel you want to delete
as a favourite, and press ENTER.
2
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
Favourites List panel.
Press ENTER again to add the channel
back to the Favourites List.
If you do not want to choose from one of
the channels in the display, press the red
or green button to view the previous or
next available channels.
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.
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Press TV/RADIO to display either your
favourite TV or favourite Radio
channels at any time.
3
Press
to switch to a different
Favourites List.
4
Press M/m to select the channel you
want to view or listen to, and press
ENTER.
To scroll the Favourites List display by
page (Page mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Favourites
List display is turned on to change to the
previous/next page.
3
Index
The Index application is an easy way to
display a scrollable list of all the tuned
channels, including your favourites channel
lists, and allows one of these to be selected.
Press TV/RADIO 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.
4
To scroll the Index display by page (Page
mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Index display
is turned on to change to the previous/next
page.
Guide to Digital Services
Press M/m to select the desired
channel, then press ENTER to exit the
index menu and view the selected
channel.
M/m,
ENTER
PAGE
/
TV/RADIO
1
While in normal operation mode,
press ENTER.
The Index display for the last display you
viewed appears. For instance, if the last
display you viewed was the Favourites
List, then the Favourites List appears.
2
Press
to switch between the
Programme List.
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Timer Recording
Before Recording
Recording mode
Before you start recording…
HQ (High quality)
• Check that the disc has enough available
space for the recording (page 29). For
DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs, you can free
up disc space by erasing titles (page 65).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size if necessary (page 48).
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
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 32).
• If 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.
Recording mode
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of
video tapes, you can select the desired
recording mode using the REC MODE
button.
Recording modes with higher quality provide
a more beautiful recording, but the large data
volume also results in a shorter recording
time.
Conversely, a longer duration provides a
longer recording time, but the lower data
volume results in a coarser picture quality.
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Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
HSP
R
SP (Standard mode)
Approx. recording
time (hours)
DVD
DVD+R
DL
1
1 hr.
48 min.
1 hr.
30 min.
2 hr.
42 min.
2
3 hr.
37 min.
LSP
r
2 hr.
30 min.
4 hr.
31 min.
ESP
r
3
5 hr.
25 min.
LP
r
4
7 hr.
14 min.
EP
r
6
10 hr.
51 min.
SLP (Long duration) 8
14 hr.
28 min.
b Notes
• The maximum continuous recording time for a
single title is eight hours.
• 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 Recordable discs
signals
+RW
+R
Copy-Once
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR (CPRM*)
-RVR
Copy-Never
-RWVR -RWVideo
(CPRM*)
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 7).
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can set the timer for a total of 40
programmes, up to 30 days in advance.
There are three methods to set the timer: the
standard method, EPG method and Series
Recording 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 45).
• Series Recording: Automatically sets the
recorder to record programmes in a series
(page 47).
Timer Recording
Copy-Free
Timer Recording
(Standard/EPG)
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
[TIMER]
x REC
STOP
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43
1
Press [TIMER].
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Rec. Mode Adjust
2
Press M/m to select the “Day and
Time” or “Mode” row. Then press
ENTER.
3
Select an item using </, and
adjust using M/m. Then press ENTER.
To make additional changes to items in
different rows, return to step 2. The
adjustable items are listed below.
“Day and Time”:
Sets the date, start time, and stop time,
and selects the programme position or
input source.
The date item changes as follows:
Today y …… y Sat 28.10 (30 days
later) y Sun (every Sunday) y ……
y Sat (every Saturday) y Mon - Fri
(Monday to Friday) y Mon - Sat
(Monday to Saturday) y Daily y
Today
“Mode”:
Selects the recording mode (page 42).
“Extend Time”:
Sets the duration in increments of 10
minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes
when a timer recording is in progress. If
the programme set to be recorded daily or
weekly is extended, the manually
extended time set here will be added to
the subsequent timer recording times.
• If you make a mistake, select the item
and change the setting.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The “TIMER LIST” display (page 51)
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.
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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. Set “Rec.
Mode Adjust” of the “Timer Settings” to
“On” in the “Recording” setup (page 87).
If the timer settings overlap
Overlapped timer settings are shown as
follows.
To store the setting as shown, select “OK.”
The programme that has a
mark next to it
has lower priority and will not be entirely
recorded.
To cancel the overlapped setting, select
“Cancel.”
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” on page 50.
To extend the recording duration time
while recording
1
Press OPTIONS during recording to
select “Extend Rec.,” and press ENTER.
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
The EPG function is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just select the programme
you want to record in the EPG display. The
date, time, and channel of that programme are
set automatically.
Timer Recording
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.
Recording TV programmes
using the EPG
Number
buttons
z Hint
If you are recording to a DVD-RW (VR mode) at a
recording mode that is SP or lower and is a 2x speed
or higher disc, you can play the title as it is being
recorded by selecting the programme title on the
Title List (page 59).
b Notes
• If a message indicating that the disc is full appears
on the screen, change the disc, or make available
space for the recording (DVD+RW/DVD-RW
only) (page 66).
• 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 53).
• 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.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
x REC
STOP
1
2
Insert a recordable disc.
3
Select a programme using </M/m/
, or the number buttons.
Press
.
To know more about the navigation
options in the EPG application, see
page 35.
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45
4
Press ENTER.
The sub menu appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
To scroll the EPG display by page (Page
mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the EPG display
is turned on to display the previous/next ten
channels.
To stop recording during timer recording
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 44.
5
indicates that the programme is age
limited (page 78).
To extend the recording duration time
while recording (Guide Timer Extend)
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
See page 44.
• In case of a current TV/radio broadcast
timer setting, your recorder will
immediately start recording.
• In case of a future programme timer
setting, an event bar and a new icon
appear in the EPG display indicating
that a timer event is associated with that
programme.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” (page 50).
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this
timer method (page 44).
b Notes
• This recorder is featured with an EPG timer auto
extend functionality that allows EPG timer
recordings to be made in case of an early start
(before the scheduled start time) or late finish
(after the scheduled end time).
• The EPG programme start and end time are
determined by the broadcaster.
Your recorder will automatically begin
recording when the programme starts. To
modify the timer setting, see page 50.
Some examples of timer event icon
types are:
(red): Indicates that the whole
programme is set to be recorded.
(grey): Indicates that the programme
is set to be recorded, but only a part or
none of the programme can be recorded
(e.g. because of timer setting overlap).
(red): Indicates the programme is now
recording.
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Recording programmes using
Series Recording
Select a programme containing series
information using </M/m/, or the
number buttons.
The “Series Info” appears under the blue
bar at the bottom of the EPG screen when
the programme contains series
information.
3
Press the blue button (“Series Info”).
The Series Information display appears.
Press the red button to display the
Programme Guide and see more
information about the selected
programme. Press O RETURN to
return.
b Notes
• This function cannot be used when the
broadcaster does not include series information
with the programme data.
• Whether or not a programme is in a series is
determined by the broadcaster.
Timer Recording
Series Recording is a feature which uses
information from the Electronic Programme
Guide to provide the following features:
• Automatically record programmes in a
series.
• Record the subsequent parts of events
which are split.
• Provide links to recommended
programmes.
2
Number
buttons
(repeat):
Indicates a repeat programme.
Colour
buttons
(Recommended):
The event is recommended by
broadcaster as a link for current series.
Note that recommended programmes
will not be automatically set for
recording with Series Recording.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
4
Press ENTER.
z REC
1
Press
.
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47
5
Select “Series Timer.”
The selected programme is set for
recording and appears in the Timer List
(page 51). The other programmes in the
series will be set for recording (appear in
the Timer List) as each previous
recording is completed.
For example, if there are three
programmes in a series, the second
programme will be set for recording only
after the first recording is finished. The
third programme will be set for recording
only after the second recording is
finished.
Confirming Series Recording settings
After you have set a programme for Series
Recording, the following icons appear in the
Series Information display.
(Series):
Indicates that the programme is a candidate
for Series Recording.
(Link):
Indicates that the series has been set for
Series Recording.
b Notes
• If a program is not completely recorded then the
repeat will be recorded.
• Series Recordings may overlap with EPG or
manual timer settings. Check timer settings using
the Timer List (page 51).
Recording Split Programmes
Movies and other programmes that are split
into 2 or more parts are called Split
Programmes. If you set the timer for one part
of a Split Programme, the other parts are
automatically recorded. For example, if the
first half is set to be recorded, the last half
will be recorded automatically.
Using the Quick Timer function
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.
(normal recording)
The time counter decreases minute by minute
to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the
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 the
“Recording” setup (page 87).
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.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality
and picture size.
b Note
Only the earliest part of the Split Programme is
displayed on the Timer List.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
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1
Before recording starts, press
OPTIONS to select “Rec. Settings,”
and press ENTER.
“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.
2
Select the item you want to adjust,
and press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec. NR
“Rec. Mode”:
Selects the recording mode for the
desired recording time and picture
quality. For more information, see
“Recording mode” on page 42.
“DVD Rec. Picture Size”:
Sets the picture size of the programme to
be recorded.
• 16:9 (default): Sets the picture size to
16:9 (wide mode).
• 4:3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” works with
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode)
when the recording mode is set to HQ,
HSP, SP, LSP, or ESP. For all other
recording modes, the screen size is fixed
at “4:3.”
For DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs (VR mode), the
actual picture size is recorded regardless
of the setting. For example, if a 16:9 size
picture is received, the disc records the
picture as 16:9 even if “DVD Rec.
Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen
size is fixed at “4:3.”
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.
Timer Recording
3
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.
• When playing a 16:9 size picture recorded as 4:3,
the image is fixed to 4:3 Letter Box regardless of
the setting in “TV Type” of “Video” setup
(page 82).
• Remnants of images may appear on your screen
when using “Rec. NR.”
• “Rec. Video Equalizer” does not affect the input
of the DV IN jack or digital TV pictures and does
not work with RGB signals.
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder can automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters by inserting
chapter marks at approximately 6 minute
intervals during recording. To disable this
function, set “Auto Chapter” in the
“Recording” setup to “Off” (page 87).
When recording to a DVD-R (VR mode) or
DVD-RW (VR mode), you can insert and
erase chapter marks manually (page 68).
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Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer
Settings
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
2
Press </M/m/, to select a future
timer event you want to check/change/
cancel. Then press ENTER.
The Event Action menu appears.
-RVR
-RVideo
There are two ways to check, change or
cancel the timer settings.
• Using the EPG
• Using the Timer List
3
Press M/m to select an option. Then
press ENTER.
The sub menu appears:
“Modify”:
Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m. Select “OK” and press
ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
Checking/Changing/Cancelling
using the EPG
1
Press
.
A timer setting can be identified using
the event bar and the timer event icon
displayed in the EPG display. For details,
see page 45.
“Erase”:
Erases the timer setting.
“Check Overlap”:
Checks for overlapped settings.
Select “Close” to return to the EPG
display.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat
steps 2 and 3 above.
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b Note
If you set “Repeat rec.” to any option other than
“Off” in step 3, your EPG timer recording will be
converted into a standard timer recording. The
timer event icon disappears from the EPG display.
Checking/Changing/Cancelling
using the Timer List
1
4
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Modify”:
Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m. Select “OK” and press
ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
Select “TIMER LIST,” and press
ENTER.
The Timer List appears.
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
:
Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
another setting.
z (red):
Indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
:
Indicates that the timer recording cannot
be recorded as set, such as for a timer
recording that cannot be recorded in the
selected recording mode.
“Erase”:
Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
Timer Recording
2
“Check Overlap”:
Checks for overlapped settings.
Select “Close” to return to the Timer List.
When all of the timer settings do not fit
on the list, the scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press
M/m.
3
Select the timer setting you want to
check/change/cancel, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
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51
“Info”:
Displays the timer setting information
box along with the disc space required to
record the whole programme (according
to the selected recording mode).
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 next/previous page
of timer settings.
To turn off the Timer List
Press O RETURN.
Press O RETURN to return to the
Timer List.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat
steps 3 and 4 above.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme set last has priority.
Example: You set the timer in order of A, B,
and C (setting C has first priority)
will be cut off
Actual recording
If the end time of one recording and the
start time of another are the same
The end of programme A will be cut off.
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z Hint
For manual timer settings, you cannot modify the
timer setting for the current recording, but you can
extend the duration of the recording time while
recording (page 44).
For timer settings using the EPG, you can modify
the timer setting for the current recording while
recording, but you cannot extend the duration of the
recording (even when recording is stopped).
b Notes
• 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.
Recording From
Connected Equipment
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
3
For details about the recording mode, see
page 42.
4
Set the timer on the connected
equipment to the time of the
programme you want to record, and
turn it off.
5
Press c z SYNCHRO REC.
-RVideo
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.
Timer Recording
INPUT
SELECT
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP or c z SYNCHRO
REC.
z REC
x REC
STOP
REC MODE
cz
SYNCHRO
REC
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press c z SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the
recorder turns off.
b Notes
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 22).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from
the LINE 3 jack.
1
Insert a recordable DVD.
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting
a 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 performed.
• To use the connected equipment while the
recorder is standing by for Synchro-Recording,
cancel Synchro-Recording by pressing c z
SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to turn off the
connected equipment and press c z 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.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
2
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to
select “L3.”
Press OPTIONS to select “Line Audio
Input,” and press ENTER. Then select
“Bilingual,” and press ENTER.
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53
If the timer settings of a SynchroRecording 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.
First
programme
Second
programme
will be cut off
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
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 20. Use the DV IN jack on
the front panel if the equipment has a DV
output jack (i.LINK jack).
1
Insert a recordable DVD.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
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
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme to
the DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode).
Press OPTIONS 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 42.
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5
Insert the source tape into the
connected equipment and set to
playback pause.
6
Press z REC.
This recorder starts recording.
7
Press the pause (or play) button on the
connected equipment to cancel the
playback pause status.
The connected equipment starts playback
and the playback image is recorded by
this recorder.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP
on this recorder.
If you connect a digital video camera with
a DV IN jack
See “DV Dubbing” on page 72 for an
explanation of how to record from the DV IN
jack.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording
picture quality and size” on page 48.
b Notes
• 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.
3
The sub-menu appears.
Playback
4
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVideo
DVD
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Playing
+RW
Select the title, and press ENTER.
VCD
+R
-RVR
CD
DATA DVD
DATA CD
Z
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
/
H
X
>
x
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.
Playback
SUBTITLE
TITLE LIST
.
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalised
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video mode), you can
display the disc’s menu by pressing TOP
MENU or MENU.
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
Number
buttons
AUDIO
TOP MENU
MENU
To use the DVD’s Menu
To change the angles
1
Insert a disc.
• See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA CD,
press H. Playback starts.
2
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
are recorded on the disc, “
” appears in
the front panel display. Press OPTIONS
during playback to select “Change Angle,”
and press ENTER.
To stop playback
Press x.
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “3.
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title
List)” on page 25.
Example: DVD+RW
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55
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 OPTIONS
to select “Play Beginning,” and press
ENTER. Playback starts from the beginning
of the title/track/scene.
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-RWs/DVD-Rs 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 DVDRWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode).
– you disconnect the mains lead.
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the message
“Do you want to temporarily change the
Parental Control level 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 88.
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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.
One Touch Play
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 55) to start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in the
“Others” setup (page 91), the Child Lock remains
set.
Playback options
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 55.
For MP3 or JPEG operations, see “Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files” on
page 61.
Buttons
Operations
AUDIO
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed
repeatedly in normal playback mode.
-RWVR
-RVR
VCD
CD
DVD
-RVR
VCD
CD
: Selects the main or sub sound.
: Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
Playback
SUBTITLE
DVD : Selects the language.
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DVD
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
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+R
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
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DVD
. (previous)/> (next)
(fast reverse/fast forward)
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/
track.
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.
*
(slow, freeze frame)
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DVD
m3 and 3M are only available for DVDs.
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.
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.
• Slideshows made with a DVD camcorder can
only be played. Other play functions, such as fast
forward, cannot be used.
2
The adjustment display appears.
“FNR” (frame noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the
luminance 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.
“Sharpness”:
Sharpens the outlines of the images.
“PB Video Equalizer” (Playback video
equalizer):
Adjusts the picture in greater detail.
Select an item and press ENTER.
• Contrast: changes the contrast.
• Brightness: changes the overall
brightness.
• Colour: makes the colours deeper or
lighter.
• Hue: changes the colour balance.
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a
CD
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive
noise will be heard from the LINE1-TV/LINE 3/
LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks. To avoid
possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the LINE1-TV/LINE 3/LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIOL) jacks of the recorder are connected to an
amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external DTS decoder
must be connected to the DIGITAL OUT jack of
the recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the AUDIO
button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
(page 57).
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound
track
DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS” to “On” in the “Audio” setup (page 85).
Adjusting the picture quality
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1
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DVD
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VCD
Press OPTIONS during playback to
select “Video Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Select an item, and press ENTER.
3
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
The default settings are underlined.
“FNR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“BNR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“MNR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“Sharpness”*: (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.
* “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them
more than “2.”
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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, or FNR effects may be
hard to discern. And, these functions may not
work with some screen sizes.
• When using the “Sharpness” function, noise
found in the title may become more apparent. In
this case, it is recommended that you use the BNR
function with the “Sharpness” function. If the
condition still does not improve, set the
“Sharpness” level to “Off.”
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DVD
+R
“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 OPTIONS while recording to select
“Chasing Playback,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
programme you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you
are recording, Chasing Playback returns to
normal playback.
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VCD
1
Press OPTIONS during playback to
select “Audio Settings,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “AV SYNC,” and press ENTER.
“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).
3
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Playback
Adjusting the delay between
the picture and sound (AV
SYNC)
Playing from the beginning of
the programme you are
recording (Chasing Playback)
b Notes
• For DVD-RWs (VR mode), this function does not
work when recording:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
• The DVD’s picture on your TV screen freezes for
a few seconds when you fast forward/fast reverse
or instant replay/advance the recording.
• Chasing Playback is possible from one minute or
more after recording starts.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about
one minute or more between the recorded
programme and the current TV broadcast.
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
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Playing a previous recording
while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)
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You can play a previously recorded
programme while recording another on the
same disc. Playback continues even if the
recording is a timer recording.
1
While recording, press TITLE LIST.
The Title List appears.
2
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
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DVD
VCD
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CD
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.
Select the title you want to play, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Number
buttons
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.
– 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.
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Press OPTIONS 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)
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The display for entering the number
appears.
Example: Title Search
Playing MP3 Audio
Tracks or JPEG Image
Files
DATA DVD DATA CD
The number in parentheses indicates the
total number of titles, tracks, etc.
2
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track,
time code, etc., you want.
3
Playback
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes,
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) or JPEG image files on DATA
DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs).
Press ENTER.
AUDIO
The recorder starts playback from the
selected number.
/
.
m
H
X
1
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
>
M
x
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
2
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 disc contains MP3 audio tracks and
JPEG image files, only the JPEG image
files are played back when H is
pressed.
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To stop playback or slideshow
Press x.
To pause playback or slideshow
Press X.
To play the beginning of the track
Press OPTIONS to select “Play Beginning,”
and press ENTER.
To fast forward or review a track
Press m/M during playback.
To go to the next or previous MP3 audio
track or JPEG image file
Press . or > during playback. If you
repeatedly press . or >, you will go to
the next or previous album. (MP3 audio track
only)
To go to the next or previous album
Press
/
during playback or slideshow.
To rotate a picture
Press OPTIONS while the JPEG image is
displayed to select “Rotate Right” or “Rotate
Left,” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• Press the AUDIO button to switch between
stereo or monaural audio tracks.
• 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
• 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
switch to another folder.
• Images larger than 720 × 480 will be reduced to
720 × 480 when displayed.
• The following images are not displayed:
– progressive JPEG image files
– greyscale JPEG image files
– 4:1:1 JPEG image files
• 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.
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About MP3 audio tracks and
JPEG image files
MP3 is an audio compression technology that
satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
JPEG is an 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 (DVDROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs).
DATA CDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for
the recorder to recognize the MP3 tracks.
You can also play discs recorded in
MultiSession/Border.
See the instructions supplied with the disc
drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
Note on MultiSession/Border discs
If audio tracks and images in Music CD
format or Video CD format are recorded in
the first session/border, only the first session/
border will be played back.
b Note
The recorder may not be able to play some DATA
CDs created in the Packet Write format.
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG
image files that the recorder
can play
The recorder can play the following tracks
and files:
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension
“.mp3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.jpeg”
or “.jpg.”
– JPEG image files that conform to the DCF*
image file format.
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
Playback
* “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,” “.jpeg,” or “.jpg,” 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.
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 files, 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.)
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front
of the track/file names when you store the tracks
(or files) in a disc, the tracks and files will be
played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create
albums with no more than two trees.
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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 999 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 9999 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 999 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
320 kbps.
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To open up disc space
To open up disc space on a DVD+RW or
DVD-RW (Video mode), erase the title with
the largest number in the title list.
Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
Largest title number
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types.
Edit
features
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+RW
-RVR
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Original Playlist
title
title
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Erase
(page 66)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protect
(page 66)
Yes
No
Yes
Title Name
(page 66)
Yes
Yes
Yes
A-B Erase
(page 67)
Yes
Yes
Yes*
Erase Titles
(page 66)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Divide
(page 71)
No
Yes
No
Set
Thumbnail
(page 66)
Yes
Yes
No
Chapter mark Yes
(page 68)
Yes
No
Creating and Yes
Editing a
Playlist
(page 68)
Yes
No
Change Order No
(page 70)
Yes
No
Combine
(page 70)
Yes
No
No
For the DVD-RWs (VR mode), you can erase
any title.
For DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs, the available disc
space does not increase even if you erase
titles.
See “Erasing and Editing a Title” on page 66
or “Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)” on
page 66.
To switch between the Playlist and
Original Title List
Erasing and Editing
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.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit
unnecessary titles.
• When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all
editing before finalising the disc. You cannot edit
a finalised disc.
You can display the Playlist titles in the Title
List (Playlist), or the Original titles in the
Title List (Original). To switch the two Title
Lists, press </, while a Title List is
displayed. To create and edit a Playlist, see
page 68.
* DVD+RW only
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“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the
Title List (page 26).
“Make a Playlist”: Adds the entire title to
the Playlist title as one scene (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
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) without
changing the original recordings, create a
Playlist title (page 68).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time
(page 66).
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 31).
b Note
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) playlist titles cannot
be protected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase
Titles)
CHAPTER
MARK
O RETURN
.
mc
CHAPTER
MARK
ERASE
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TITLE LIST
You can select and erase more than one title
at one time using the OPTIONS menu.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
CM
X
Press TITLE LIST.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode,
press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
>
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Erase
Titles,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be
erased appears.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode,
press </, 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. “ ” appears
next to the protected title.
“Title Name”: Allows you to enter or reenter a title name (page 29).
“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 67).
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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.”
4
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles
you want to erase.
5
When you finish selecting titles,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of the titles to be erased appears
for confirmation.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 3.
6
2
Playback pauses.
3
Press ENTER if point A is correct.
If point A is incorrect, select point A
using c/C, and press ENTER. The
display for setting point B appears.
4
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
Select point B using m/M, and
press ENTER.
The titles are erased.
Playback pauses.
5
You can reformat a DVD+RW or DVD-RW
to make the disc blank.
See “8. Reformatting a disc” on page 34.
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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.
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “A-B Erase” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting point A appears.
The title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Erasing and Editing
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
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Press ENTER if point B is correct.
If point B is incorrect, select point B
using c/C, and press ENTER. The
display asks for confirmation.
• To reset point A, press M and
O RETURN, and go to step 2.
• To reset point B, press M and repeat
step 4.
• To preview the title without scenes to
be erased, select “Preview” (except for
DVD+RWs).
To erase all titles on the disc
1
Select point A using m/M, and
press ENTER.
The scene is erased. The display for
setting point A appears.
• To continue, go to step 2.
• To finish, select “Quit.”
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.
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.
Playback point
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Creating chapters manually
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You can manually insert a chapter mark at
any point you like during playback.
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.
Creating and Editing a
Playlist
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-RVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit
without changing the actual recordings. You
can create up to 97 Playlist titles.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a football tournament on a DVDRW/DVD-R (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
In this case, you can compile highlight scenes
as a Playlist title. You can even rearrange the
scene order within the Playlist title.
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 edited and erased.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
If the Title List (Original) appears, press
<.
2
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Press OPTIONS to select “Create a
Playlist,” and press ENTER.
3
Select “Select,” and press ENTER.
4
Select the title you want to include in
the Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the start point (IN)
appears. The title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
9
When you finish adding scenes, press
m.
A Total duration of the selected
scene
B Total number of scenes
10 Select the scene you want to re-edit,
and press ENTER.
5
Select the IN point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
6
Press ENTER if the IN point is correct.
If the IN point is incorrect, select the IN
point using c/C, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the end point
(OUT) appears.
7
Select the OUT point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
8
Press ENTER if the OUT point is
correct.
If the OUT point is incorrect, select the
OUT point using c/C, and press
ENTER.
The selected scene is added to the scene
list.
• To add more scenes, go to step 5.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order using
</, and press ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked
for confirmation, select “OK.”
• To add more scenes, press M and go to
step 5.
• To add more scenes from another title,
select “Select” and go to step 4.
• To preview all of the captured scenes in
the listed order, select “Preview.”
Erasing and Editing
C Selected scene
11 When you finish editing the scene list,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The title of the created Playlist is added
to the Title List (Playlist). The title name
is the title name of the first scene.
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.
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To add the entire title to the Playlist title
as one scene (Make a Playlist)
1
Press TITLE LIST. If the Title List
(Playlist) appears, press ,.
2
Select the title and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Make a Playlist,” and press
ENTER.
The selected title is added to the Title List
(Playlist).
The title name is the same as the Original
title name.
Combining multiple Playlist
titles (Combine)
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1
Press TITLE LIST. If the Title List
(Original) appears, press <.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Press TITLE LIST.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears,
press <.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Combine,”
and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A number indicating the order in which
you selected the title appears.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER
again.
To play the Playlist title
1
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Moving a Playlist title (Change
Order)
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4
You can change the Playlist title order within
the Title List (Playlist).
1
Press TITLE LIST.
To cancel all of the selections, select
“Reset.”
5
Press OPTIONS to select “Change
Order,” and press ENTER.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
3
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
4
Select a new location for the title
using M/m, and press ENTER.
The title moves to the new location.
• To move more titles, go to step 3.
• To finish, select “Quit,” and press
ENTER.
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Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of titles to be combined appears.
To change the selection, select “Change”
and go to step 3.
If the Title List (Original) appears, press
<.
2
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles
you want to combine.
z Hint
After titles are combined, the title name is the title
name of the first title prior to combination.
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.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
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-RVR
You can divide a Playlist title.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
If the Title List (Original) appears, press
<.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears, and the title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
4
Erasing and Editing
3
Select the dividing point by pressing
m/M, and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
5
Press ENTER if the dividing point is
correct.
If the dividing point is incorrect, select
the dividing point using c/C, and
press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the dividing point, press M.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The title is divided in two.
z Hint
After a title is divided, the title name prior to
division is assigned to both the first and second
parts.
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DV Dubbing
Before DV Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a digital
video camera via the DV IN jack on the front
panel. If you want to dub by way of the LINE
IN jacks, see “Recording from connected
equipment without a timer” on page 54.
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to
the i.LINK standard.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV
dubbing,” and then move on to the section on
dubbing. For more information about
i.LINK, see “About i.LINK” on page 100.
b Notes
• You cannot make a recording while DV dubbing.
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not
output signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– signal input to the DV IN jack on the front panel
or recorder operation cannot be performed
correctly when using a digital video camera
(see “About i.LINK” on page 100). Connect the
camera to the LINE IN jack and follow the
instructions of “Recording from connected
equipment without a timer” on page 54.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do
not connect a MICRO MV format digital video
camera even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD
equipment, finalise the disc (page 32).
Hookups
DVD recorder
Preparing for DV dubbing
You can connect a digital video camera to the
DV IN jack on the recorder to record or edit
from a DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do
not need to operate your digital video camera.
Do the following to start using the “DV Edit”
functions of this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before
connecting.
to DV IN
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
DV output
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after
the initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode).
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 23.
2
Insert the source DV/Digital8 format
tape into your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your
digital video camera must be set to video
playback mode.
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3
Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The front panel display changes as
follows:
programme
position
4
Press REC MODE on the remote
repeatedly to select the recording
mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
For details about the recording mode, see
page 42.
5
“Stereo1” (default): Records original
sound only. Normally select this when
dubbing a DV format tape.
“Mix”: Records both stereo 1 and 2.
“Stereo2”: Records additional audio
only.
Select “Mix” or “Stereo2” only if you
have added a second audio channel when
recording with your digital video camera.
You are ready to start dubbing. Select
one of the dubbing methods on the
following pages.
6
• You cannot connect more than one piece of
digital video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another
device or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of
the cassette memory onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV/Digital8 format tape that
is recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a
tape with multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz,
44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural
sound will be output when playing back the
sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
• In order to use this recorder’s “Auto Chapter”
setting (page 74), be sure to correctly set the clock
on your digital video camera before shooting.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily
affected or the start and end points of a title may
be different from what you have set if the source
DV/Digital8 format tape is in any of the following
conditions. In this case, see “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” (page 54).
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of
the tape.
– The tape’s time code is not sequential.
– If the picture size or the recording mode on the
tape being dubbed changes.
DV Dubbing
Press OPTIONS on the remote to
select “DV Audio Input,” and press
ENTER. Then, select the setting for the
audio input.
b Notes
Adjust the dubbing picture quality and
size.
Before dubbing starts, press OPTIONS
to select “Rec. Settings,” and adjust the
recording settings (page 48).
z Hint
You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
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Recording an Entire DV
Format Tape (One Touch
Dubbing)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can record the entire contents of a DV/
Digital8 format tape onto a disc with a single
press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on
the recorder. The recorder controls the digital
video camera for the whole process, and
completes the recording.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to DVD become a
single title. When “Auto Chapter” is set to
“On” in the “Recording” setup, this title is
divided into chapters. When dubbing a DVDRW/DVD-R (VR mode), each shooting
session on the tape becomes a chapter on the
disc. For other discs, the recorder divides the
title into chapters at approximately 6 minute
intervals.
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for DV
dubbing” on page 72, and press ONETOUCH DUB on the recorder.
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
recording the tape contents.
When the recording is finished, the recorder
rewinds the tape in the digital video camera.
To stop during recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z Hint
If you set “Finalise Disc” of “One Touch Dubbing”
to “Auto” in the “DVD” setup (page 89), the
recorded disc (except DVD-RW (VR mode)) will
automatically be finalised after recording is
finished.
b Notes
• When a blank space between the recordings on
the tape continues for more than five minutes,
One Touch Dubbing ends automatically.
• The recorder records a blank for five minutes
before it stops dubbing. To stop the blank
recording, press x REC STOP.
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Program Edit
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can select scenes from a DV/Digital8
format tape, and then automatically record
selected scenes to a DVD.
To use this function, do the following:
Connect your digital video camera and
prepare for recording
m
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Using the recorder’s remote control, fast
forward or rewind the tape to select the
scenes. At this point, the selected scenes are
not copied to the disc. The recorder only
remembers the IN and OUT points of the
scenes that you selected for dubbing. You can
also erase or change the order of the scenes.
m
Dub the selected scenes
After you have selected the scenes, the
recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape
automatically and record the scenes to a
DVD.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to DVD become a
single title. When “Auto Chapter” is set to
“On” in the “Recording” setup, this title is
divided into chapters. When dubbing to a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode), each
shooting session on the tape and each
selected scene becomes a chapter on the disc.
For other discs, the recorder divides the title
into chapters at approximately 6 minute
intervals.
1
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for
DV dubbing” on page 72, and press
SYSTEM MENU.
2
Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
7
The display asks if you want to start
selecting scenes.
Press ENTER if the OUT point is
correct.
If the OUT point is incorrect, select the
OUT point using c/C, and press
ENTER.
The selected scene is added to the scene
information block.
• To add more scenes, go to step 4.
8
When you finish adding scenes, press
m.
The scene list is displayed.
• If you have previously saved a
program, the display asks if you want to
edit an existing program or to create a
new program. To resume editing the
existing program, select “Saved Data,”
and go to step 9.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
A Total duration of the scene
DV Dubbing
The display for setting the IN point (start
of the scene) appears.
The scene starts to play.
B Total number of scenes
C Scene information block
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4
Select the IN point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
5
Press ENTER if the IN point is correct.
If the IN point is incorrect, select the IN
point using c/C, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the OUT point
(end of the scene) appears.
6
Select the scene information block
you want to edit using </,, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order using
</, and ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked
for confirmation, select “OK.”
“Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
• To add more scenes, press M and go to
step 4.
Select the OUT point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
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10 When you finish editing the scene list,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select
“Enter,” and follow the explanations on
page 29.
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
If there is not enough available space on the
target disc, the recorder automatically selects
a dubbing mode with lower picture quality
according to the available space. The same
dubbing mode is set for all of the titles. If disc
space is insufficient for the selected dubbing
mode, the following display appears after
step 12.
11 Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The title name is fixed, and the display
asks if you want to start recording.
To change the dubbing mode, select
“Dub Mode” and press M/m.
Data capacity required for the dubbing.
This is displayed in red when the size
exceeds the available space on the
dubbing target media.
12 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts recording the tape
contents as programmed.
To stop during recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
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Select “OK” and go to step 12.
If you do not want to change the dubbing
mode, select “Cancel.” However, note that
dubbing will end before the title is finished.
b Notes
• If you set the beginning of the tape as the IN point
and the end point as the OUT point, the IN and
OUT points may move slightly during dubbing.
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one
second.
2
Select “Present Time,” and press
ENTER.
3
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.
Settings and Adjustments
Clock and Language
Settings (Basic)
The “Basic” 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 “Basic,” and press ENTER.
The options for “Basic” appear. The
default settings are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU repeatedly.
To change the numbers, press < to
return to the item to be changed, and
press M/m.
4
Press ENTER to start the clock.
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio
Clock
Normally the clock is set automatically using
the time and date information broadcasted by
the local network package.
If the recorder does not receive a time signal
from any service, you may set the clock
manually. Therefore, please proceed as
follows.
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language
given priority in the disc or broadcasted by a
digital channel is selected.
Settings and Adjustments
Language
Subtitle
Switches the language of the subtitles
recorded on the disc 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.
To set the clock manually
1
Select “Clock” in “Basic,” and press
ENTER.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,”
or “Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” on page 105 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.
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Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)
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.
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
Select “Parental Lock” in “DTV
Settings,” and press ENTER.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
• If you have not yet registered a
password, the display for registering a
new password appears.
Select “DTV Settings,” and press
ENTER.
The “DTV Settings” setup appears with
the following options.
2
Enter your four-digit password using M/
m or the number buttons, then select
“OK” and press ENTER.
Favourites
The “Favourites” display allows you to store
and organize your favourite channels into one
of four TV or four Radio lists.
For details, see page 39.
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b Note
If you forget your password, you will have to reset
it by selecting “Password” of the “Factory Setup” in
the “Others” setup (page 91).
To lock channels
1
Once the “Parental Lock” menu is
displayed, select “Lock Programmes,”
and press ENTER.
All available TV channels are displayed.
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 Programmes”
display is turned on to change to the previous/next
page.
b Note
If you select a channel which Parental Lock is
activated, appears on the gray screen and it is
recorded.
To set the Age Limit
Press TV/RADIO to display either the
TV or Radio channels.
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
display.
3
Select a channel you want to lock using
M/m or the number buttons, and press
ENTER.
A locked channel is identified by the
icon next to the programme number.
1
Once the “Parental Lock” menu is
displayed, select “Set Age Limit,” and
press ENTER.
2
Press M/m 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 a channel blocked by Parental Lock,
only a grey screen displaying will be recorded.
Settings and Adjustments
2
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
4
Press O RETURN to come back to the
“Parental Lock” menu.
To unlock channels
1
In step 3 above, select the channel you
want to unlock using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The icon next to the programme
number disappears.
2
Press O RETURN to come back to the
“Parental Lock” menu.
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Tuning
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.
Programme Hide
This option allows you to hide (disable)
unused or unwanted channels.
The hidden programmes will be skipped
when you press PROG +/– and will not
appear in the EPG applications.
1
Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Programme Hide,” and press
ENTER.
The “Programme Hide” display appears
showing all the TV or Radio channels
available to you.
2
Press TV/RADIO to display either the
TV or Radio channels.
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
display.
3
Select a channel you want to hide using
M/m or the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
Select “Tuning” in “DTV Settings,” and
press ENTER.
Auto Tune
This option enables you to capture and store
automatically all available channels.
1
2
Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Auto Tune,” and press ENTER.
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Auto Tune” display appears
showing a tuning progress bar and the
number of channels found.
When “Auto Tune” has ended, a
completion display appears indicating
the number of TV and Radio channels
that have been found and stored.
3
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Press ENTER to remove the display and
view the first channel captured.
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
4
Once you have hidden the unwanted
channels as desired, press O RETURN
repeatedly to return to the main menu.
Restoration of hidden programmes
Hidden channels are identified by an icon
next to the programme number.
In step 3 above press M/m to select 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 want
to return to the standard programme hide display.
3
Press M/m to select the programme
number you want your selected channel
to appear on.
4
Press the blue button to swap channel
position.
Your selected channel appears on the
programme number selected in step 3.
5
Repeat this procedure to move other
channels.
6
Once you have moved all channels as
desired, press O RETURN repeatedly
to return to the main menu.
Programme Sort
This option allows you to change the channel
order in the on-screen programme list.
1
Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Programme Sort,” and press
ENTER.
The “Programme Sort” display appears
showing the list of all tuned channels.
Select “Technical Information” in “DTV
Settings,” and press ENTER.
2
Select the channel you want to move
using M/m or the number buttons, then
press ENTER.
A tick icon appears next to the selected
programme number and a Swap option
appears in the display.
Settings and Adjustments
Technical Information
Manufacturer Information
This information screen shows you the
current version of software installed in your
recorder.
1
Once the “Technical Information” menu
is displayed, select “Manufacturer
Information,” and press ENTER.
2
After viewing the information displayed,
press O RETURN to come back to the
“Technical Information” menu.
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
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Signal Strength
This information screen shows the signal
strength of the broadcast you are watching.
1
Select “Signal Strength” in the
“Technical Information” and press
ENTER.
The “Signal Strength” display appears
with the selected channel on view in the
background.
The “Signal Strength” display coloured
bars correspondences are as follows:
2
Press PROG +/– to check the signal
strength of the other tuned channels.
3
After viewing the information displayed,
press O RETURN to come back to the
Technical Information menu.
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.
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
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
“Technical Information” and press
ENTER.
The “Digital Software Upgrade” menu
option appears.
2
Press M/m to select “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. It will take up to 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 Output
TV Type
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from 16:9 size video (page 48) 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.
16 : 9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
b Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be
selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or
vice versa.
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you
want to view progressive
signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
Auto
Automatically detects the
software type (Film-based or
Video-based) and selects the
appropriate conversion mode.
Normally select this position.
Video
Fixes the conversion mode to
the mode for Video-based
software.
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.
Progressive Output
If your TV accepts progressive (525p/625p)
format signals, set “Progressive Output” to
“On.” You will enjoy accurate colour
reproduction and high quality images.
1
Select “Progressive Output,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The video switches to a progressive
signal for 5 seconds.
4
If video signal appears OK, select “Yes,”
and press ENTER.
If picture is distorted, select “No,” and
press ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
On
Progressive Mode
DVD software can be divided into two types:
film based software and video based
software. Video based software is derived
from TV and displays images at 25 frames/50
fields (30 frames/60 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 set
“Progressive Output” to “On.”
Note that you must connect to a progressive
format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks (page 12).
b Note
When picture noise appears after you set the
recorder to progressive format, hold down x, and
press PROGRAM – (minus) on the unit.
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.
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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.
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.
Auto Display
On
Automatically displays
information on the screen
when the recorder is turned
on, etc.
Off
Displays information only
when DISPLAY is pressed.
Screen Saver
The screen saver image appears when you do
not use the recorder for more than 10 minutes
while an on-screen display, such as the
System Menu, is displayed on your TV
screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display device from becoming damaged
(ghosting).
On
Turns on the screen saver
function.
Off
Turns off the function.
b Note
Input signals are recorded in video mode when
“Video/RGB” is selected.
Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals
for the LINE 3 jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
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.
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.
Audio Connection
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the
sound according to the playback and
connection conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
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 3:
Connecting the Audio Cords” on page 14.
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.
Select “Audio Connection” in “Audio,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.
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
Off
Select this when the playback
sound from the speakers is
distorted.
Normally select this position.
3
4
On
Normally select this
position.
Off
The influence of the
digital circuit upon the
analogue circuit is
minimal.
Settings and Adjustments
1
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Set the digital output signal.
• Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component lacking a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder. The
surround effects of output
signals are determined by the
“Downmix” setting item in
the “Audio” setup.
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
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• MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
MPEG decoder. If you play
MPEG audio sound tracks,
the recorder outputs stereo
signals via the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
• DTS (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
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.
• 48kHz/96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
48kHz/
16bit
The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are converted to 48
kHz/16 bit and output.
96kHz/
24bit
All signals containing
96 kHz/24 bit are output
without conversion.
However, the signals are
output at 48 kHz/16 bit if
copyright-protected signals
are contained.
b Note
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” setting has no effect when
audio signals are output from the LINE 2 OUT (RAUDIO-L) jacks or LINE 1 – TV/LINE 3 jack. If
the sampling frequency is 96kHz, signals are
simply converted to analogue signals and output.
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Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
(DVDs only)
Selects the dynamic range (difference
between soft and loud sounds) setting 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 (COAXIAL) jack only
when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 85).
Standard
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/Remaining Time and Play
Information” on page 27. 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 (COAXIAL) jack when
“Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 85).
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.
Timer Settings
Recording Settings
(Recording)
The “Recording” setup allows you to adjust
recording settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Recording,” and press
ENTER.
The “Recording” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Guide Timer Extend
Sets the time to extend timer recording
length.
Off (default) t 1Min. t 2Min. t 5Min.
t 10Min.
Rec. Mode Adjust
On
Automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be
recorded (page 44).
Off
Turns off the function.
TV Direct Rec. (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/
DVD+R/DVD-R only)
Allows you to easily record
what you are watching on the
TV using SMARTLINK.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec
function.
Auto Chapter
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during
recording or dubbing.
DVD Rec. Settings
Bilingual Recording (for all recordable
discs except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the
recordable disc when recording from
externally input audio signals, such as audio
signals from connected equipment. This
setting is not necessary when recording on
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) that record
both the main and sub sounds.
Main
Records the main sound for
the bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the
bilingual programme.
On
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 6 minute
intervals.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
Settings and Adjustments
On
b Notes
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary
depending on the amount of information
contained in the video to be recorded.
• Chapter marks are automatically inserted where
the recordings start on the tape when “Auto
Chapter” is set to “On” during DV dubbing to a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode).
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• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Disc Settings (DVD)
The “DVD” setup allows you to adjust
parental control and other DVD related
settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Standard,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
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 the table (page 105). Then
select “OK” and press ENTER.
Select “DVD,” and press ENTER.
The “DVD” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level,
such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
1
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Select “Parental Control” in “DVD,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
5
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are
displayed.
One Touch Dubbing
Displays the following options for the One
Touch Dub function.
Finalise Disc (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects whether or not to finalise the disc
automatically following One Touch Dubbing
(page 74).
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected level
will be restricted.
6
Auto
Automatically finalises the
disc following One Touch
Dubbing.
Manual
Allows you to finalise the
disc manually.
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, reset
“Password” in the “Others” setup
(page 90).
Settings and Adjustments
b Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to
reset it by selecting “Password” of “Factory
Setup” in the “Others” setup (page 91).
• 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.
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.
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Password
Remote Control Settings/
Factory Settings (Others)
You can set or modify the password that
gives access to the “Parental Control” and
“Parental Lock” settings.
1
The “Others” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Others,” and press ENTER.
The “Others” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Dimmer
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.
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Normal
Bright lighting.
Save
Power
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is
off.
Command Mode
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder
if other DVD equipment is assigned the same
Command Mode. For details, see “If you
have a Sony DVD player or more than one
Sony DVD recorder” on page 17.
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Select “Password” in “Others,” and press
ENTER.
• If you have not yet set a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
2
Enter your new four-digit password
using the number buttons, then select
“OK” and press ENTER.
b Note
If you forget your password, you will have to reset
it by selecting “Password” of “Factory Setup” in the
“Others” setup (page 91).
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.
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
1
Select “Factory Setup” in “Others,” and
press , or ENTER.
The display for selecting a group of
settings appears.
Select this to run the “Easy Setup”
programme.
2
Select the group of settings you want to
return to default from “Basic,” “DTV
Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
“Recording,” “DVD,” “Others,”
“Password,” 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.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
4
5
Select “Start.”
Select “Easy Setup,” and press
ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
Follow the instructions for “Easy
Setup” (page 19) from step 2.
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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, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains lead is connected
securely.
Tuner
The channel is not found or stored or
missed.
, Make sure that your aerial is properly
connected to the recorder.
, Confirm with your dealer that you are in an
area that can receive a digital signal.
, Check your aerial installation.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
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Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 11).
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 the “Video”
setup is set to the appropriate item that
conforms to your system (page 83).
If you connect the recorder to your TV via
only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks,
set “Component Out” of “Video Output” in
the “Video” setup to “On” (page 83).
This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
A scrambled channel is selected.
When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
, If the picture output signal from your
recorder passes through your VCR to get to
your TV, or if you are connected to a
combination TV/VIDEO player, the copyprotection 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 even though your TV cannot accept
the progressive signal. In this case, hold
down x, and press PROGRAM – (minus)
on the unit.
, 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,
hold down x, and press PROGRAM –
(minus) on the unit 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.
There is no picture or the picture noise
appears when connected to the DV IN
jack.
, Try the following:
1Turn the recorder off and on again.
2Turn the connected equipment off and on
again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
i.LINK cable again.
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.
The picture is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low.
, Check aerial installation.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient 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 aerial cable is connected to the
AERIAL OUT jack on the recorder.
Connect the cable to the AERIAL IN jack.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, A timer recording started, which changed
the channels.
, The channel is hidden (page 80).
, The Parental Lock is activated (page 78).
The picture from equipment connected to
the recorder’s input jack does not appear
on the screen.
The playback picture or TV programme
from the equipment connected through the
recorder is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your
recorder before reaching your TV, the copyprotection signal applied to some
programmes could affect picture quality.
Disconnect the playback equipment in
question and connect it directly to your TV.
, The picture size of the title is fixed.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of the “Scart
Setting” in the “Video” setup is set to the
appropriate item that conforms to your
system (page 83).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to
use one that is fully wired (21 pins).
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or
the connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fastforward, slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack,
check the “Audio Connection” settings in
the “Audio” setup (page 85).
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Audio ATT” in the “Audio” setup to
“On” (page 85).
Additional Information
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1
– TV jack, select “L1” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2
IN jacks, select “L2” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3
jack, select “L3” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN
jack, (this is usually for a digital video
camera connection), select “DV” in the
front panel display by pressing INPUT
SELECT.
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the picture size is set in “TV Type”
of the “Video Output” in the “Video”
setup.
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 58).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in the “Audio” setup to “TV
Mode” (page 86).
, Set “Audio ATT” in the “Audio” setup to
“Off” (page 85).
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” of the “Video Output” in the
“Video” setup in accordance with the
screen size of your TV (page 82).
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An alternate audio track cannot be
recorded or played.
, When recording from connected
equipment, set “Line Audio Input” in
OPTIONS menu to “Bilingual” (page 54).
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot
be recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs
(Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs
(Video mode). To record the language, set
“Bilingual Recording” of the “DVD Rec.
Settings” in the “Recording” setup to
“Main” or “Sub” before recording
(page 87). To record both the main and sub
sounds, record on DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode).
, Any discs other than DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode) cannot be used for recording
both main and sub sounds.
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack and
want to change the audio track for DVDRWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) during playback,
set “Dolby Digital” of the “Audio
Connection” in the “Audio” setup to “DPCM” (page 85).
The sound is breaking up
, The signal strength is low.
, Check aerial installation.
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.
In this case, if the recorder is on, leave it on
(if it is off, leave it off) for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder
and was not finalised (page 32), the
recorder cannot play the disc.
The recorder does not start playback from
the beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 56).
, 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.
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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
Slow-motion 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.
, 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 in the front panel
display (page 55).
, 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 angles cannot be changed during slow
motion playback or when playback is
paused.
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 61).
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.
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 61).
, 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.
, 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 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 52).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the
recording.
, The recorder was in the process of DV
Dubbing.
, A scrambled channel is selected.
, The Channel activated Parental Lock is
selected (page 78).
, Press x REC STOP.
Timer recording is not complete or did not
start from the beginning.
, 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 77).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 52).
, Disc space was not enough.
Contents previously recorded were
erased.
, Data that is not playable on this recorder but
was 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.
Additional Information
Nothing was recorded even though you set
the timer setting correctly.
Recording does not stop after you press
x.
, You forgot to turn off the connected
equipment. Turn off the connected
equipment and set the recorder to SynchroRec standby mode (page 53).
, The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Press
c z SYNCHRO REC to have the recorder
stand by for recording. Make sure the
SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on the
front panel (page 53).
, The equipment is not connected to the LINE
3 jack of the recorder.
, The recorder is connected to the TV output
jack of the connected equipment.
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Synchro-Recording does not complete.
, The timer setting for the connected
equipment overlapped the recorder’s timer
setting (page 54).
, 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
Synchro-Rec function (page 53).
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 77).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure
that lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the
clock (page 77).
The clock is wrong.
, Set the clock again (page 77). If you cannot
set the clock, wait until the clock data is
received and the clock is automatically
adjusted.
The clock does not appear in the front
panel display when the recorder is turned
off.
, “Dimmer” in the “Others” setup is set to
“Save Power” (page 90).
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 16).
, 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 17). The default
command mode setting for this recorder and
the supplied remote is DVD3.
, Press x (stop) on the unit while the
recorder is turned off to check the current
command mode.
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.
, The inserted DVD is protected (page 31).
The recording mode indication is
incorrect.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than
ten minutes, or if a picture with little
movement is displayed for more than ten
minutes, the recording mode indication may
be displayed incorrectly. Note that the
actual recording or dubbing itself was
correctly made in the selected recording
mode.
, After playing titles recorded in EP and SLP
mode, the recording mode indication may
change depending on the recorded
programme.
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, 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 98).
The disc tray does not open after you press
Z (open/close).
“FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray
to open after you have recorded or edited a
DVD. This is because the recorder is adding
disc data to the disc.
, 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 disc tray does not open and
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display.
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child
Lock (page 56).
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
The Parental Lock does not work.
, Check the “Parental Control” settings
(page 78).
Mechanical sound is heard when the
recorder is off.
, While the recorder is updating the EPG
information or during a timer recording,
operational noises (such as the internal fan)
may be heard, even when the power is off.
This is not a malfunction.
The disc tray does not open and you
cannot remove the disc after you press Z
(open/close).
Additional Information
, 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.
“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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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated
to prevent the recorder from malfunctioning,
a five-character 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.
First three
Cause and/or corrective
characters of action
the service
number
C 13
The DVD is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft
cloth.
C 31
The DVD/CD is not inserted
correctly.
, Re-insert the disc
correctly.
E XX
To prevent a malfunction, the
(xx is a number) recorder has performed the
self-diagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service
facility and give the fivecharacter service number.
Example: E 61 10
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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, if the recorder is on,
leave it on (if it is off, leave it off) for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any
discs. If you don’t, the disc may be
damaged.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
a section with very low level inputs or no
audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be
damaged when a peak level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners
Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens
cleaners (including wet or spray types).
These may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
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.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Transmission standards: DVB-T
Channel coverage:
UHF: B21 to B69
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or
heat sources such as hot air ducts, or leave
it in a car parked in direct sunlight as the
temperature may rise considerably inside
the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe
the disc from the centre out.
On replacement of parts
In the event that this unit is repaired, repaired
parts may be collected for reuse or recycling
purposes.
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial
socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer
indication: 24-hour cycle (digital)/
Power back-up duration: 1 hour
Video recording format: MPEG-2,
MPEG-1
Audio recording format/applicable
bit rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch
256 kbps/128 kbps (in EP and SLP
mode)
Inputs and outputs
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
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 – TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
,continued
Additional Information
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available 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.
The above channel coverage merely ensures
the channel reception within these ranges. It
does not guarantee the ability to receive
signals in all circumstances.
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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
General
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 26 W
Dimensions (approx.):
430 × 65 × 328 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
Mass (approx.): 3.7 kg
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Supplied accessories:
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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.
About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is i.LINKcompliant for digital video cameras. This
section describes the i.LINK standard and its
features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for
handling digital video, digital audio and other
data in two directions between equipment
having the i.LINK jack, and for controlling
other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be
connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data
transactions with various digital AV
equipment. When two or more i.LINKcompatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data
transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that this recorder is connected to
but also with other devices via the directly
connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the
characteristics and specifications of the
equipment to be connected, and that
operations and data transactions are
sometimes not possible on some connected
equipment.
b Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be
connected to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV
connecting cable). When connecting this recorder
to i.LINK-compatible equipment having two or
more i.LINK jacks (DV jacks), see the instruction
manual of the equipment to be connected.
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About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394
data transport bus proposed by SONY, and is
a trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies
according to the equipment. Three maximum
baud rates are defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the
amount of data that can be sent or received in one
second. For example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps
means that 100 megabits of data can be sent in
one second.
For details on how to dub when this recorder
is connected to other video equipment having
DV jacks, see page 72.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input
DVC-SD signals. It cannot output signals.
The DV jack will not accept MICRO MV
signals from equipment such as a MICRO
MV digital video camera with an i.LINK
jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on
page 72.
For details on precautions when connecting
this recorder, also see the instruction manuals
for the equipment to be connected.
Required i.LINK cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable
(during DV dubbing).
i.LINK and
are trademarks.
Additional Information
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications”
in the instruction manual of each equipment.
It is also indicated near the i.LINK jack on
some equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on
which it is not indicated such as this unit is
“S100.”
When units are connected to equipment
having a different maximum baud rate, the
baud rate sometimes differs from the
indicated baud rate.
i.LINK functions on this
recorder
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
CHAPTER MARK button (68)
CHAPTER MARK ERASE button (68)
L DISPLAY button (27)
TIME/TEXT button (27)
M SYSTEM MENU button (77)
TITLE LIST button (25, 55, 66)
GUIDE (Electronic Programme
Guide) button (35, 45)
N
INFO button (37)
O
Favourite button (40)
P O RETURN button (50)
Q </M/m/,/ENTER button (19)
R PAGE/ALBUM
/
buttons (25, 61)
S OPTIONS button (34)
T ./> (previous/next) buttons (57)
U mc / CM (search/slow/
freeze frame) buttons (57)
V [TIMER] button (43)
W H (play) button (55)
X (pause) button (57)
x (stop) button (55)
A Z (open/close) button (23)
B [/1 (on/standby) button (19)
C Number buttons (45, 60)
Y z REC button (23)
x REC STOP button (23)
c z SYNCHRO REC button (53)
REC MODE button (23)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
D PROG (programme) +/– buttons (23)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
E AUDIO button (57)
The AUDIO button has a tactile dot*.
Z TV 2 (volume) +/– buttons (16)
wj TV [/1 (TV on/standby) button (16)
F INPUT SELECT button (54)
wk TV/DVD button (16)
G MENU button (55)
wl TV t button (16)
H SUBTITLE button (57)
e; TV PROG (TV programme) +/–
buttons (16)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
I TOP MENU button (55)
J
Text button (39)
K Coloured multimedia applications &
interactive services control buttons (35)
102
The H button has a tactile dot*.
X TV/RADIO button (39)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
Front panel
A [/1 (on/standby) button (19)
J x REC STOP button (23)
B Front panel display (103)
K
C Disc tray (23)
L ONE-TOUCH DUB button (74)
D A (open/close) button (23)
M PROGRAM +/– buttons (23)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
E TIMER REC indicator (43)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (53)
DV IN jack (72)
N INPUT SELECT button (53, 72)
F H (play) button (55)
O REC MODE button (23)
G x (stop) button (55)
P LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
L(MONO) AUDIO R) jacks (21)
H
(remote sensor) (16)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
Front panel display
Additional Information
I z REC button (23)
SMARTLINK
DVD
VCD TV
A Playing/recording status
• Programme position
• TV Direct Rec indication (23): “TV”
appears in the right most two digits.
B SMARTLINK indicator (13)
C Displays the following (28):
• Playing time/remaining time
• Current title/chapter/track/index
number
• Recording time/recording mode
• Clock
D TV indicator (23)
E Disc type*
F
(angle) indicator (55)
* 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 “Save
Power” in the “Others” setup (page 90).
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103
Rear panel
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (11)
B DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (14)
104
E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) jacks (12)
C LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (12, 14)
F LINE 3 jack (20)
D LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (12)
H LINE 1 – TV jack (12)
G AC IN terminal (15)
Language Code List
For details, see page 77.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
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
Additional Information
Code Language
1703 Not specified
Area Code
For details, see page 88.
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United
Kingdom
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Index
“A-B Erase” 67
Adjusting
playback picture 58
playback sound 59
recording picture 48
Aerial 11
Album 27, 63
Album number 27
“Album Search” 60
Angle 55
Area code 105
AUDIO 57
“Audio” 77, 85
“Audio ATT” 85
“Audio Connection” 19,
85
Audio cord 14
“Audio DRC” 86
“Audio Settings” 59
“Auto Chapter” 87
“Auto Display” 84
Auto Tune 80
“AV SYNC” 59
CD 9
“Change Angle” 55
“Change Order” 70
Chapter 27, 49, 68
CHAPTER MARK 68
CHAPTER MARK
ERASE 68
Chapter number 27
“Chapter Search” 60
Chasing Playback 59
“Check Overlap” 50, 51
Child Lock 56
Clock 19, 77
“Colour” 49, 58
“Colour System” 84
Colour systems 100
“Combine” 70
“Command Mode” 18, 90
Component Out 19, 83
COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT 12
Connecting
the aerial cable 11
the audio cords 14
the video cords 12
“Contrast” 49, 58
Controlling TVs with the
remote 16
Copy control signals 43
Copy-Free 43
Copy-Never 43
Copy-Once 43
CPRM 8
“Create a Playlist” 68
Creating chapters 68
B
D
“Basic” 77
Batteries 16
“Bilingual” 53, 54
“Bilingual Recording” 87
“BNR” 58
“Brightness” 49, 58
DATA CD 9
“Digital Out” 85
Digital Services
Digital Text viewing
38
EPG 35
Favourites 39
Index 41
Programme
information 37
Words in quotations appear
in the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 19, 82
4:3 Letter Box 19, 82
4:3 Pan Scan 19, 82
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 86
A
106
C
Digital Software Upgrade
82
Digital video camera 72
“Dimmer” 90
“Disc Information” 29,
31, 34
Disc Settings 31, 34, 88
Disc space 29, 65
Disc types 7, 65
“Divide” 71
Dolby Digital 14, 85
“Downmix” 86
DTS 86
DTV Settings 78
“DV Audio Input” 73
DV Dubbing 72
One Touch Dubbing
74, 89
Program Edit 74
“DV EDIT” 75
DV IN 72
“DVD” 88
“DVD Menu” 77
“DVD Rec. Picture Size”
49
“DVD Rec. Settings” 87
DVD VIDEO 9
DVD+R 7, 65
DVD+RW 7, 65
DVD-R 7, 65
DVD-RAM 9
DVD-RW 7, 65
E
Easy Setup 19, 91
Editing 65, 68
DV Edit 72
Enter characters 29
EPG
Viewing a list of
available
channels 35
Viewing programmes
related to a
specific
category 36
“Erase” 66, 69, 75
Erase all titles 67
“Erase Titles” 66
“Extend Rec.” 44
F
“Factory Setup” 91
Favourites
Setting a favourite list
39
Watching or listening
to a favourite
channel 40
“File Search” 60
“Finalise” 33
“Finalise Disc” 89
Finalising 32
“FNR” 58
“Format” 34
“Format DVD-RW” 89
Formatting 34
Freeze Frame 57
Front panel 103
Front panel display 28,
103
G
GB 34
“Guide Timer Extend” 87
H
Handling discs 99
“Hue” 58
I
i.LINK 100
Index 41
INPUT SELECT 54, 73
J
JPEG image files 61
L
P
Labelling 31
“Language” 77
LINE 2 IN 21
LINE 3 20
“Line Audio Input” 53, 54
“Line1 Output” 83
“Line3 Input” 84
“Line3 Output” 84
Page mode 26, 52
Parental Control 56, 88
Parental Lock 78
Parts and controls 102
“Password” 90
“Pause Mode” 84
“PB Video Equalizer” 58
PBC 55
Picture quality 48, 58
Picture size 48
“Play Beginning” 56, 62
Play mode 27
Playable discs 9
Playback 9, 55
fast forward 57
fast reverse 57
freeze frame 57
instant advance 57
instant replay 57
JPEG image files 61
MP3 audio tracks 61
resume play 56
slow-motion play 57
Playing status bar 27
Playlist 26, 65, 68
“Present Time” 77
“Preview” 69, 75
Program Edit 74
Programme Hide 80
Programme information 37
Programme Sort 81
“Progressive Mode” 83
“Progressive Output” 83
“Protect” 66
“Protect Disc” 31
Protection
disc 31
title 66
M
Main sound 57, 87
Mains Lead 15
“Make a Playlist” 70
Manual Clock Set 77
Manufacturer Information
81
MENU 55
Menu
DVD’s Menu 55
Top menu 55
“Mix” 73
“MNR” 58
“Modify” 50
“Move” 69, 75
MP3 audio tracks 61
MPEG 86
N
Number buttons 30
O
One Touch Dubbing 74,
89
One Touch EPG 13
One Touch Menu 56
One Touch Play 56
One Touch Timer 45
Original 26, 65
“Others” 90
Q
Quick guide to disc types 7
Quick Timer 48
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107
R
Rear panel 104
REC 24
REC STOP 24, 74
“Rec. Mode” 49
“Rec. Mode Adjust” 44,
87
“Rec. NR” 49
“Rec. Settings” 49
“Rec. Video Equalizer” 49
Recordable discs 7
“Recording” 87
Recording 42
picture adjustment 48
recording format 7
recording mode 24,
42
recording time 24, 42
while watching
another
programme 24
Recording time 42
Region code 10
Remaining time 27
Remote 16, 102
Resetting the recorder 91
Resume Play 56
“RGB” 19, 83
S
S VIDEO 12
“S Video” 19, 83
Satellite receiver 22
“Scart Setting” 83
Scene List 69
“Screen Saver” 84
“Search” 60
Searching
fast reverse/fast
forward 57
locating the beginning
of the title/
chapter/track 57
search mode 60
“Set Thumbnail” 66
“Sharpness” 58
Signal Strength 82
Simultaneous Rec and Play
60
Slow-motion play 57
SMARTLINK 13
Sort 26
“Stereo1” 73
“Stereo2” 73
Sub sound 57, 87
SUBTITLE 57
“Subtitle” 77
Super VIDEO CD 9
Synchro Rec 53
T
Technical Information 81
Thumbnail picture 26
“Time Search” 60
TIME/TEXT 28
TIMER 44
Timer List 51
Timer recording
check/change/cancel
50
EPG timer setting 45
manual setting 43
“Rec. Mode Adjust”
44
Synchro Rec 53
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“Timer Settings” 87
Title 27
TITLE LIST 55
Title List 25, 55
Sort 26
Thumbnail 26
“Title Name” 66
Title number 27
“Title Search” 60
TOP MENU 55
“Track Search” 60
Troubleshooting 92
“TV Direct Rec.” 24, 87
TV t 16, 24
“TV Type” 19, 82
TV/DVD 17, 24
U
“Unfinalise” 33
Unfinalising 33
Usable discs 7, 9
V
“Video” 19, 82, 83
VIDEO CD 9
Video cord 12
Video input 12
Video mode 7
“Video Output” 82
“Video Settings” 58
VR mode 7
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