Sony RDR-HX900 User manual

Sony RDR-HX900 User manual
2-103-583-61(3)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-HX900/HX1000
© 2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The mains lead must only be changed
at a qualified service shop.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear
exterior.
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.
CAUTION
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
ATTENTION
RADIATIONS LASER VISIBLES ET INVISIBLES DE CLASSE 3B EN CAS
D’OUVERTURE. EVITER TOUTE EXPOSITION DIRECTE AU FAISCEAU.
VORSICHT
KLASSE 3B SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN
GEÖFFNET. DIREKTEN KONTAKT MIT DEM STRAHL VERMEIDEN.
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING AF KLASSE 3B VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ DIREKTE UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING I KLASSE 3B NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES.
UNNGÅ DIREKTE EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING
KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR
ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT DIREKT EXPONERA DIG FÖR STRÅLNINGEN.
VARO!
AVATTUNA LUOKAN 3B NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYÄ.
VÄLTÄ SUORAA ALTISTUMISTA SÄTEELLE.
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 moulded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied
need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362,
(i.e., marked with
or
mark)
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
be sure to attach the fuse cover after
you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service
station.
Precautions
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s
operating voltage is identical with
your local power supply.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not place objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, on the apparatus.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation. The
VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured
under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
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.
• Before disconnecting the AC
power cord (mains lead), check
that the recorder’s hard disk is not
operating (recording or dubbing)
on the front panel display.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location
with adequate ventilation to
prevent heat build-up in the
recorder.
• Do not place the recorder on a soft
surface such as a rug that might
block the ventilation holes.
• Do not place the recorder in a
confined space such as a bookshelf
or similar unit.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place the recorder in an
inclined position. It is designed to
be operated in a horizontal
position only.
• Keep the recorder and discs away
from equipment with strong
magnets, such as microwave
ovens, or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
On recording
• Note that the contents of the
recording cannot be compensated
for under any and all conditions,
including conditions that may
arise due to a malfunction of this
unit.
• Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
About the hard disk drive
The hard disk has a high storage
density, which enables long
recording durations and quick
access to the written data. However,
it can easily be damaged by shock,
vibration or dust, and should be kept
away from magnets. To avoid losing
important data, observe the
following precautions.
• Do not apply a strong shock to the
recorder.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location subject to mechanical
vibrations or in an unstable
location.
• Do not move the recorder with its
mains lead connected.
• Do not move the recorder for one
minute after you have unplugged
the mains lead.
• Do not disconnect the mains lead
while the power is on.
• Do not use the recorder in a place
subject to extreme changes in
temperature (temperature gradient
less than 10 °C/hour).
• Do not attempt to change the hard
disk. This may result in a
malfunction. Should the hard disk
be damaged, you cannot recover
lost data. The hard disk is only a
temporary storage space.
• The recorded contents of the hard
disk drive may be erased or
destroyed if the unit should
malfunction for whatever reason,
or if the hard disk drive is repaired,
modified or replaced. Note that the
contents of the recording cannot
be compensated for under any and
all conditions.
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.
About this manual
Check your model name
The instructions in this manual
are for 2 models: RDR-HX900
and RDR-HX1000. Check your
model name by looking at the
front panel of the recorder.
• In this manual, the internal hard
disk drive is written as “HDD,”
and “disc” is used as a general
reference for the HDD, DVDs, or
CDs unless otherwise specified by
the text or illustrations.
• Instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the
remote. You can 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is capable
of holding a still video image or
on-screen display image on your
television screen indefinitely. If
you leave the still video image or
on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you risk
permanent damage to your
television screen. Plasma display
panels and projection televisions
are especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your recorder,
please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Guide to Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the On-Screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Using the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using the “Disc Info” Screen (disc settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Checking the Play Information and Playing Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
How to Enter Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Timer Recording (Standard/VIDEO Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Chasing Playback/Simultaneous Rec and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Dubbing a Single Title (Title Dub) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Dubbing Multiple Titles (Dub Selected Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
DV Dubbing (DV t HDD/DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Aerial Reception and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Disc and Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder
Quick access to recorded titles – Title List
, Display the Title List to see all of the titles
on the disc, including recording date,
channel, recording mode and thumbnail
image (page 33).
Title List
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
1 AAB
Sort
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
13:00-14:00
Wed 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Date
Title
AAB
SP
2 DEF
Number
20:00-21:00
DEF
Fri 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M) SLP
3 AAB
9:00-9:30
Sat 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
AAB
EP
4 GHI
20:00-20:30
GHI
Sat 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M) SLP
Play the beginning of a title while it is being recorded – Chasing Playback
, If you are using a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
the HDD, you can watch a programme from
the beginning while it is being recorded
(page 60).
Recording
The match isn’t over yet,
but I’ll start watching it
from the beginning now.
Watching one title while recording another – Simultaneous Rec and Play
, If you are using a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
the HDD, you can watch a previously
recorded programme while recording
another programme on the same disc
(page 60).
Recording
I think I’ll watch yesterday’s
golf match now, even though
I am recording a movie.
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Creating your own programme – Playlist
, Record a programme on a DVD-RW (VR
mode), then delete, move and add scenes at
will to create your own, original
programme (page 68).
Original
Playlist
Copying a recorded title to and from the HDD – Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
, Create copies of your favourite titles for
safekeeping by dubbing them to a DVD, or
make a copy of your friend’s recordings by
dubbing them to the HDD (page 72).
Dubbing
Automatic dubbing of DV tapes – DV Dubbing (DV t HDD/DVD)
, Connect your digital video camera to the
DV IN jack and automatically dub the
entire contents or just selected scenes to a
DVD disc (page 77).
Control
Dubbing
A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 8.
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs
Disc
Logo
Type
Icon
used in
this
manual
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with
other DVD players
(finalizing)
Hard disk
drive
(internal)
HDD
(Formatting
unnecessary)
DVD+RW
+RW
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalized)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Format in VR
mode
(page 36)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players
(finalization unnecessary)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in
Video mode
(page 36)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalization
necessary) (page 37)
—
DVDRW
DVD+R
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD+R
compatible players (finalization
necessary) (page 37)
DVD-R
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD
players (finalization
necessary) (page 37)
Usable disc versions (as of May 2004)
• 4x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 2x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.1
with CPRM*1)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 8x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0)
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“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” and “DVD-R,”
are trademarks.
*1 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
*2 Only if the recording mode is SP, HSP, or HQ, and
“DVD Rec Picture Size” is set to “16:9.”
*3 Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
Recording Features
Editing Features
Auto
Manual
Record
Change
Rewrite
Delete title A-B Erase Playlist
Chapter
Chapter
16:9 sizes title name
(page 41)
(page 66) (page 66) (page 68)
(page 93) (page 68) (page 49) (page 65)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes *2
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes *3
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes *2
Yes
Yes *3
No
No
Discs that cannot be recorded on
•
•
•
•
•
4x-speed compatible DVD-RWs (Ver. 1.2/4x)
DVD-RWs (Ver.1.0)
DVD+RWs that are not 2.4x-speed compatible
Dual layer discs
8 cm discs
,continued
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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
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD
DATA CD
CD
DATA CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format
that can be purchased
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs created on a PC or
similar device in music format containing MP3
audio tracks
Discs that cannot be played
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in
music CD format, MP3 format, or Video CD
format
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 11)
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z Hint
This DVD recorder can play 8 cm CDs and 8 cm DVDs
as well.
Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear
of the unit and will only play DVD VIDEOs
(playback only) labelled with identical region
codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by region code.”
will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
X
Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. 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 36). Note that the disc’s contents will be
erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs. Also, you cannot record on
the disc if the disc is not 1x speed compatible.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-Rs or DVDRWs (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.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
Region code
RDR–XXXX
00V 00Hz
00W
NO.
0-000-000-00
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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Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder.
Notes
•
•
•
•
Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a SCART or video input jack.
Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord (pinplug × 3 y pinplug × 3) (1)
• Mains lead (1)
• Aerial cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach “Step
5: Connecting the Mains Lead” (page 19).
AERIAL
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
Hookups and Settings
to AERIAL IN
PB / CB
S VIDEO
PR / CR
OPTICAL
OUT
~ AC IN
AERIAL
IN
OUT
TV
to AERIAL OUT
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the
recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV, using the supplied aerial
cable.
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Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords
Select one of the following patterns A through D, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to view pictures. Audio connections are
explained in “Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords” (page 17).
B
C
INPUT
Audio/video
cord (supplied)
VIDEO
S-video cord
(not supplied)
INPUT
S VIDEO
L
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
AUDIO
R
(yellow)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
DVD recorder
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
S VIDEO
PB / C B
PR / C R
OPTICAL
~ AC IN
OUT
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
To LINE 1 – TV
(red)
(blue)
(green)
SCART cord (not
supplied)
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
A
PB/CB
PR/CR
Component video
cord (not supplied)
(green)
(blue)
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
TV
: Signal flow
Note
Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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D
A Connecting to a SCART input jack
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Red
Red
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the aspect ratio, see page 88.
B Connecting to a video input jack
Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cord
(supplied) to the yellow (video) jack. You will
enjoy standard quality images.
Note that you cannot use the PROGRESSIVE
button with this connection.
Yellow
White (L)
Red (R)
Yellow
White (L)
Red (R)
C Connecting to an S VIDEO input
jack
Connect using an S-video cord (not supplied).
You will enjoy high quality images.
Note that you cannot use the PROGRESSIVE
button with this connection.
D Connecting to component video
input jacks (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR)
Connect the component via the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord
(not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied)
of the same kind and length. You will enjoy
accurate colour reproduction and high quality
images.
Hookups and Settings
Connect using a SCART cord (not supplied) to the
LINE 1-TV jack and your TV. Be sure to make the
connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
See the operating instructions supplied with the
TV to be connected. Also, when you set “Line1
Output” to “S Video” or “RGB” in step 15 of Easy
Setup (page 22), use a SCART cord that conforms
to the selected signal.
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format
signals, you must use this connection and set
“Component Out” in Video Setup to “On”
(page 89). Then press PROGRESSIVE on the
remote to send progressive video signals. For
details, see “Using the PROGRESSIVE button”
(page 16).
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3/DECODER
jack on the recorder (page 26).
Notes
• 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/DVD on the remote to return the
input to the TV.
• For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will need a
SCART cord that has the full 21 pins. Refer to your
TV’s instruction manual as well for this connection.
• If you connect this recorder to a TV with
SMARTLINK, set “Line1 Output” to “Video” in step
15 of Easy Setup.
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,
MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2,
CINEMALINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW
LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this recorder
automatically runs the SMARTLINK function
after you complete the connection pattern A on
page 14 (the SMARTLINK indicator lights up
when you turn on your TV). You can enjoy the
following SMARTLINK features.
• Preset Download
You can download the tuner preset data from
your TV to this recorder, and tune the recorder
according to that data in Easy Setup. This
greatly simplifies the Easy Setup procedure. Be
careful not to disconnect the cables or exit the
Easy Setup function during this procedure
(page 22).
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• TV Direct Rec
You can easily record what you are watching on
your TV (page 48).
• 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 55).
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the Title
List menu with one touch of the TITLE LIST
button (page 55).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the timer
programming menu with one touch of the
TIMER button on the remote (page 44).
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if the
recorder is not used after you turn off the TV.
• NexTView Download
You can easily set the timer by using the
NexTView Download function on your TV.
See your TV’s instruction manual.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig
Corporation.
“EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are trademarks
of Philips Corporation.
“Q-Link” is a trademark 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.
Notes
• The SMARTLINK features are available only when
“Video” is selected in “Line1 Output.”
• The SMARTLINK features are not available for
devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
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Using the PROGRESSIVE button
By using the PROGRESSIVE button on the
remote, you can select the signal format in which
the recorder outputs video signals: interlace or
progressive. Connect the recorder using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (pattern D on
page 15), and set “Component Out” in Video
Setup to “On” (page 89). Then press the
PROGRESSIVE button. “PROGRESSIVE”
appears in the front panel display when the
recorder outputs progressive signals.
◆Progressive
Select this when:
– your TV accepts progressive signals, and,
– the TV is connected to the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
Note that the pictures will not be clear or no
picture will appear if you select progressive signal
output when either of the above conditions is not
met.
◆Interlace
Set to this position when:
– your TV does not accept progressive signals, or,
– your TV is connected to jacks other than the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (LINE OUT
(VIDEO) or S VIDEO).
z Hint
When you select progressive signal output, you can finetune the signal according to the type of software you are
watching (page 89).
Note
Consumers should note that not all high definition
television sets are fully compatible with this product and
may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In the
case of 525/625 progressive scan picture problems, it is
recommended that the user switch the connection to the
‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions
regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 525p/
625p DVD recorder, please contact our customer service
centre.
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
(yellow)
(red)
INPUT
Audio/video
cord (supplied)
A
VIDEO
(white)
(white)
L
AUDIO
(red)
(yellow)*
Hookups and Settings
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.
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
VIDEO
PB / CB
S VIDEO
PR / CR
OPTICAL
~ AC IN
OUT
DIGITAL OUT
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL)
DVD recorder
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
or
OPTICAL
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
[Speakers]
to optical
digital input
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
to coaxial
digital input
Rear (L)
B
Rear (R)
Front (L)
Centre
[Speakers]
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Subwoofer
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 14).
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating instructions supplied with the connected components.
Note
Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This will cause
unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers.
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A Connecting to audio L/R input
B Connecting to a digital audio
jacks
input jack
This connection will use your TV’s or stereo
amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound.
Connect using the audio/video cord (supplied).
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1
Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and a
digital input jack, use this connection.
Connect using a coaxial or optical digital cord (not
supplied).
Yellow
White (L)
Red (R)
Yellow
White (L)
Red (R)
Coaxial cord
Optical cord
• Surround effect (page 56)
TV: Dynamic, Wide, Night
• Surround effect
Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), MPEG audio
(5.1ch)
Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night
*1
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Note
Do not connect the LINE 4 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.
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Notes
• After you have completed connection B, make the
appropriate settings under “Audio Connection” in Easy
Setup (page 22). If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an
MPEG audio decoder function, set “MPEG” to
“MPEG” in Audio Setup (page 92). Otherwise, no
sound or a loud noise will come from your speakers.
• The surround sound effects of this recorder cannot be
used with connection B.
Step 6: Preparing the
Remote
Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC IN
terminal of the recorder. Then plug the recorder
and TV mains leads (power cords) into the mains.
After you connect the mains lead, you must wait
for a short while before operating the recorder.
You can operate the recorder once the front panel
display lights up and the recorder enters standby
mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 26), be sure to connect the mains
lead after all connections are complete.
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.
Hookups and Settings
Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead
~ AC IN
1
to AC IN
2
to mains
Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 21).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on the
front panel) to strong light, such as direct sunlight or
lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
remote.
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Controlling TVs with the remote
Number buttons and
SET, -/--*
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control your
TV.
If you connected the recorder to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can use the supplied remote to
control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.
* If you use the number buttons to select the TV’s
programme position, press -/-- followed by the number
buttons for two-digit numbers.
Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) with
some or all of the buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
appropriate code number again.
Number buttons,
SET/-/--
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TV/DVD
switch
"/1
PROG +/–
Code numbers of controllable TVs
2 +/–
t, TV/DVD
4
Slide the TV/DVD switch to TV.
Hold down [/1.
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
“Code numbers of controllable TVs”
below) using the number buttons.
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)
Aiwa
01 (default)
Grundig
11
Hitachi
23, 24, 72
Loewe
06, 45
Nokia
15, 16, 69, 73
Release [/1.
Panasonic
17, 49
When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the
remote performs the following:
Philips
06, 07, 08, 23, 45, 72
Saba
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
Samsung
06, 22, 23, 71, 72
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
[/1
Turns your TV on or off
2 (volume) +/–
Adjusts the volume of your
TV
PROG +/–
Selects the programme
position on your TV
(wide mode)
t (TV/video)
20
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
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. The button works even if the TV/DVD
switch is set to DVD.
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.
0
1
2
3
Selects the programme
position on your TV
Thomson
12, 13, 43, 74, 75
Switches to or from the
wide mode of a Sony widescreen TV
Toshiba
38
LG
06
Switches your TV’s input
source
JVC
33
Controlling the volume of your AV
amplifier (receiver) with the remote
TV/DVD
switch
Number
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
2 +/–
If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
mode number for this recorder and the supplied
remote to one that differs from the other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
0
1
2
3
Slide the TV/DVD switch to DVD.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Hookups and Settings
"/1
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
0
Hold down [/1, and enter the
manufacturer code (see the table below)
for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
number buttons.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m,
ENTER
O RETURN
Release [/1.
The 2 (volume) +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
the TV/DVD switch to TV.
z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
TV/DVD switch is set to DVD, repeat the steps above
and enter the code number 90 (default).
Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
(receivers)
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
78, 79, 80, 91
Denon
84, 85, 86
Kenwood
92, 93
COMMAND
MODE
switch
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
Easy Setup
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
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3
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
Step 7: Easy Setup
SETUP
Settings
Format DVD :
VR
Video
HDD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Audio
DVD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Dimmer :
Normal
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Factory Setup
Follow the steps below to make the minimum
number of basic adjustments for using the
recorder. If you do not complete Easy Setup, it
will appear each time you turn on your recorder.
Settings are made in the following order.
OSD Language Setup
4
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
m
Tuner and Channel Setup
m
SETUP
Settings
Format DVD :
VR
Video
HDD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Audio
DVD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Dimmer :
Normal
Auto Display :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Command Mode :
DVD1
DVD3
Factory Setup
DVD2
DVD3
Clock Setup
m
TV Type Setup
m
Video Connection Setup
5
6
Select the Command mode (DVD1, DVD2,
or DVD3), and press ENTER.
m
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you
selected above.
m
Audio Connection Setup
Finished!
"/1
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
0
O RETURN
1
2
Turn on the TV.
Press [/1.
The recorder turns on.
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</M/m/,,
ENTER
3
Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on
your TV screen.
8
• If you made connection A (page 14) and the
connected TV complies with
SMARTLINK, the Preset Download
function automatically starts.
EASY SETUP
3/9
Prog. 1
Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the language
used in the on-screen display appears.
5
Preset Download
Loading data from TV.
Please wait.
• If the Preset Download function does not
work or if you made a connection other than
A, the Auto Tuner Preset function
automatically starts searching for all of the
receivable channels and presets them.
Select a language.
EASY SETUP
OSD
Hookups and Settings
“Initial settings necessary to operate the DVD
recorder will be made. You can change them
later using Setup. Before you start, check that
you have made all necessary connections.”
appears.
• If this message does not appear, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
to run Easy Setup. For details, see “Settings
and Adjustments” (page 83).
4
Press ENTER.
1/9
Select the screen Language.
EASY SETUP
English
Auto Tuner Preset
3/9
Français
Deutsch
Searching for receivable channels.
Please wait.
Italiano
Prog. 1
Español
Nederlands
Dansk
6
Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting your country
and language for the tuner system appears.
The channel order will be set according to the
country or language you select.
7
Select your country or language.
• If you live in a French speaking country that
is not listed on the display, select “ELSE.”
To set the channels manually, see page 84.
9
After the download or search is complete,
the Clock function automatically starts.
EASY SETUP
Clock
4/9
Searching for clock data.
Please wait.
EASY SETUP
Select a country and
language.
Tuner System
L
– Français
N
– Dansk/Norsk
NL
– Nederlands
P
– Português
S
– Svenska
SF
– Suomi
UK
– English
ELSE – English
2/9
Once the clock signal is received, the Setup
Display for selecting the aspect ratio of the
connected TV appears.
• If the current time or date is not set, the
display for setting the clock manually
appears. Set the clock manually using </
M/m/,, and press ENTER.
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10Select the setting that matches your TV
type.
16Select the type of signal you want to output
from the LINE1-TV jack.
EASY SETUP
TV Type
5/9
Select your TV screen type.
16 : 9
4 : 3 Letter Box
4 : 3 Pan Scan
“16:9”: For wide-screen TVs or standard TVs
with a wide screen mode.
“4:3 Letter Box”: For standard TVs.
Displays “wide screen” pictures with bands
on the upper and lower sections of the screen.
“4:3 Pan Scan”: For standard TVs.
Automatically displays “wide screen”
pictures on the entire screen and cuts off the
sections that do not fit.
“Video”: Outputs video signals.
“S Video”: Outputs S video signals.
“RGB”: Outputs RGB signals.
Note that if you select “On” in step 12, you
cannot select “RGB,” and that if you select
“Yes” in step 14, you cannot select “S Video.”
• If you select “S Video” or “RGB,”
SMARTLINK will be deactivated.
17Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the type of
jack used to connect to your amplifier
(receiver) appears.
EASY SETUP
Audio Connection
9/9
Is this recorder connected to an amplifier (receiver)?
Select the type of jack you are using.
Yes : LINE OUT(R-AUDIO-L)
Yes : DIGITAL OUT
No
For details, see “TV Type” on page 88.
11Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for the component out
jacks appears.
12Select an option.
Select “On” if you are using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Otherwise, select “Off.”
13Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for the LINE 3/DECODER
jack appears.
14Select an option.
Select “Yes” if you will connect a decoder to
the LINE 3/DECODER jack. Otherwise,
select “No.”
15Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the type of
video signal output from the LINE 1-TV jack
appears.
18Select the type of jack (if any) you are
using to connect to an amplifier (receiver),
and press ENTER.
If you did not connect an AV amplifier
(receiver), select “No,” then go to step 22.
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using just an audio cord, select “Yes: LINE
OUT (R-AUDIO-L),” then go to step 22.
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using either a digital optical or coaxial cord,
select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT.”
19Select the type of Dolby Digital signal you
wish to send to your amplifier (receiver).
EASY SETUP
Audio Connection
9/9
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
Dolby Digital
EASY SETUP
Line1 Output
8/9
Select the Line1 output signal.
Video
S Video
RGB
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If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby
Digital decoder, select “Dolby Digital.”
Otherwise, select “D-PCM.”
20Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for the DTS signal appears.
EASY SETUP
Audio Connection
9/9
DTS
Off
21Select whether or not you wish to send a
DTS signal to your amplifier (receiver),
and press ENTER.
Hookups and Settings
On
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a DTS
decoder, select “On.” Otherwise, select “Off.”
22Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Easy Setup is finished. All connections and
setup operations are complete.
EASY SETUP
Easy Setup is finished.
Finish
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 92).
• If you want to run Easy Setup again, select “Easy
Setup” in the Setup Display (page 98).
Note
To record TV programmes using the timer, you must set
the clock accurately.
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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 77).
See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer” (page 52).
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of this recorder.
TV
VCR
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE
3/DECODER
to i
LINE1-TV
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
DVD recorder
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUT
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
~ AC IN
Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes,
watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• The SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3/DECODER 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 or LINE 4 IN jacks
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
VCR, etc.
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
S-video
cord (not
supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder (front)
(rear)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
OPTICAL
PB / CB
P R / CR
OUT
~ AC IN
to LINE 4 IN
VCR, etc.
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, use audio cables that distribute monaural sounds to left/
right channels (not supplied).
Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other equipment’s output
jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. Noise (feedback) may result.
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3/DECODER jack. Disconnect the
recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
TV
to SCART input
SCART cord
(not supplied)
Satellite tuner, etc.
to i
LINE1-TV
AERIAL
to i LINE
3/DECODER
LINE 1 - TV
DVD recorder
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
OUT
If the satellite tuner can output RGB signals
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the satellite
tuner can output RGB signals, connect the TV
SCART connector on the satellite tuner to the
LINE 3/DECODER jack, and set “Line3 Input” of
“Scart Setting” to “Video/RGB” in Video Setup
(page 90). Note that this connection and setup
disable the SMARTLINK function. If you want to
use the SMARTLINK function with a compatible
set top box, see the instructions supplied with the
set top box.
If you want to use the Synchro Rec function
This connection is necessary to use the
Synchronized Recording function. See
“Recording From Connected Equipment With a
Timer (Synchro Rec)” (page 51).
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~ AC IN
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in Video
Setup (page 90) 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/DECODER jack. Then set “Line3 Input” of
“Scart Setting” according to the specifications of
the VCR SCART jack on your satellite tuner.
Notes
• Do not set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in Video
Setup to “Decoder.”
• Synchronized 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.
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the
recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder.
Hookups and Settings
Connecting a decoder
TV
Aerial cable
(supplied)
to AERIAL IN
to SCART input
PAY-TV/Canal
Plus decoder
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to AERIAL
OUT
to i
LINE1-TV
SCART cord (not
supplied)
to i LINE 3/DECODER
DVD recorder
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUT
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
P B / CB
P R / CR
~ AC IN
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Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels
4
Video - Scart Setting
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programmes, set your recorder to receive the
channels using the on-screen display.
In order to set the channels correctly, be sure to
follow all of the steps below.
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Select “Scart Setting,” and press ENTER.
PROG +/–
0
Line1 Output
Line3 Input
Line3 Output
Video
Video/RGB
Video
Video
Video/RGB
S Video
Video
Decoder
Video
S Video
S Video
Video
S Video
S Video
S Video
RGB
Video/RGB
Video
Press M/m to select “Video” or “RGB” for
“Line1 Output,” “Decoder” for “Line3
Input,” and “Video” for “Line3 Output,”
and press ENTER.
The Video Setup display appears again.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
6
Press O RETURN to return the cursor to
the left column.
7
Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
The System Menu appears.
2
Easy Setup
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
8
SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Settings - Channel Setting
Easy Setup
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Screen Saver :
On
Features
Options
Scart Setting
Easy Setup
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Prog. 8
Language
Options
3
Select “Channel Setting,” and press
ENTER.
Line4 Input :
Video
9
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Press PROG +/– to select the desired
programme position.
Selected programme position
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C24
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
10Select “System,” and press ENTER.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
Settings - Channel Setting
BG
BG
Normal / CATV
Normal
DK
Channel Set :
C1
I
Station Name :
ARD
L
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
On
Audio :
NICAM
Notes
11Press M/m to select an available TV
system, BG, DK, I, or L, and press ENTER.
To receive broadcasts in France, select “L.”
12Select “Normal/CATV,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
CATV
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
• When you set “Line3 Input” to “Decoder” in step 5
above, you will not be able to select “L3” because Line
3 will become a dedicated line for the decoder.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
decoder.
Hookups and Settings
System :
Prog. 6
Prog. 6
13Select “Normal,” and press ENTER.
To preset CATV (Cable Television) channels,
select “CATV.”
14Select “Channel Set,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
C24
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
15Select the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channel,
and press ENTER.
16Select “PAY-TV/CANAL+,” and press
ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C24
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
On
On
Audio :
NICAM
Off
Prog. 6
17Select “On,” and press ENTER.
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B TIMER (page 42):
Allows you to set a new timer recording
setting.
Guide to Displays
Using the On-Screen Menus
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA CD
This section introduces the System Menu, TOOLS
menu, and sub-menu. By using these displays, you
can perform most of the recorder’s operations.
C TIMER LIST (page 46):
Turns on the Timer List menu, which allows
you to check, change, or cancel timer settings.
D DV EDIT (page 77):
Activates the DV Edit function, which allows
you to record and edit the contents of a DV
format tape.
E DUBBING (page 72):
Dubs titles from the HDD to a DVD and vice
versa. Select the dubbing direction before
dubbing.
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
F SETUP (page 83):
Turns on the Setup Display, which allows you
to set up the recorder to suit your preferences.
0
Sub-menu
SYSTEM
MENU
O RETURN
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
System Menu
The System Menu appears when you press
SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of
the recorder’s main functions, such as timer
recording and setup.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
The sub-menu appears when you select an item
from a list menu (e.g. a title from the Title List
menu), and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
options applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Example: The Title List menu
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
Close
Wed 15. 9
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
Title
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
Sat
Erase25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Dubbing
Sat
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
6
L3
21:00-21:30
7
L3
21:00-21:30
TueErase
26.10
A-B
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
Thu 28.10
Sort
Number
Play
Fri
17. 9
Play Beginning
Protect
Fri 15.10
Title Name
SYSTEM MENU
Tue 19.10
Set Thumbnail
TITLE LIST
TIMER
TIMER LIST
DV EDIT
DUBBING
SETUP
A TITLE LIST (page 33):
Turns on the Title List menu, which shows
recorded titles on the disc.
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Options for
the selected
item
TOOLS
Using the Title List
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
+R
The title of programmes recorded on a disc is
displayed in the Title List.
Z
HDD
Example 1: When you press TOOLS while the
Title List menu is turned on.
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
Close
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
Wed 15. 9
DateDisc Info
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
Fri
Erase Titles3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
Sat 25. 9
20:00-20:30
Sat 25. 9
Sort
Title
Number
4 Titles
GHI
Dub Selected
Guide to Displays
The TOOLS menu appears when you press
TOOLS, and displays options applicable to the
entire disc (e.g. disc protection), recorder (e.g.
audio settings during recording), or multiple items
on a list menu (e.g. erasing multiple titles). The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
Select the option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
TITLE LIST
17. 9
Playlist
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
Fri 15.10
TOOLS
6
L3
21:00-21:30
Tue 19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
Tue 26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
Thu 28.10
Options for the disc or menu
CURSOR
MODE
1
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
ZOOM +/–
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, press Z (open/close) and
place a DVD on the disc tray. Press Z again
to close the disc tray.
Example 2: When you press TOOLS while a
DVD-RW (VR mode) is playing.
Close
Stop
Disc Info
Erase
Protect
TOOLS
With the recording side facing down
Options for the disc or picture
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the list in greater detail (zoom), press
ZOOM+.
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Standard Title List (Example: DVD-RW in VR
mode)
G Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit on the
list. To view the hidden titles, press M/m.
H Title’s thumbnail picture
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
Wed 15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
Fri
Title
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
Sat 25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Sat 25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
Fri 15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
Tue 19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
Tue 26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
Thu 28.10
Sort
Number
17. 9
m
Press CURSOR MODE while the list display is
turned on. The display enters Page mode. Each
time you press M/m, the entire Title List changes
to the next/previous page of titles.
To return to the Cursor mode, press CURSOR
MODE again.
About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
“Zoomed” Title List
TITLE LIST
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
ORIGINAL
Sort
1 AAB
1.5/4.7GB
Wed 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Date
Title
My Movies
13:00-14:00
2 DEF
20:00-21:00
3 AAB
9:00-9:30
AAB
SP
DEF
Fri 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M) SLP
Number
Sat 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4 GHI
AAB
EP
20:00-20:30
You can switch the Title List to show Original or
Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
TOOLS and select either “Original” or “Playlist,”
and press ENTER. “PLAYLIST” appears on the
front panel display when “Playlist” is selected.
For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)” (page 64).
GHI
Sat 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M) SLP
To change the title order (Sort)
A Disc type:
Displays a media type, HDD or DVD.
Also displays the title type (Original or
Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR mode).
B Sort buttons:
Sorts the title order (see below).
C Zooming indicator:
Press < while the Title List menu is turned on to
move the cursor to the Sort column. Press M/m to
select the item, and press ENTER.
Order
Date
in order of when the titles were
recorded. The title that is recorded
most recently is listed at the top.
Title
in alphabetical order.
Number
in order of recorded title number.
Shows the current zoom status.
D Disc name (DVD only) (page 36)
E Disc space (remainder/total)
F Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date.
z (red): Indicates that the title is currently
being recorded.
: Indicates that the title is currently being
dubbed.
: Indicates the protected title.
“NEW” (or N): Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
: Indicates that the Update function is set
(HDD only) (page 42).
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Sorted
New
in order of when the titles were
(HDD only) recorded. The title that is recorded
most recently and not played back is
listed at the top.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (HDD/DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
picture shown in the Title List menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST while a disc is in the
recorder and press ZOOM+.
2
Select a title whose thumbnail picture you
want to change, and press ENTER.
3
Select “Set Thumbnail” from the sub-menu,
and press ENTER.
The selected title starts to play in the
background.
4
While watching the playback picture, press
H, X, or m/M to select the scene you
want to set for a thumbnail picture, and press
ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
+R
With the Disc Information display, you can check
the disc type and remaining disc space. Also, you
can perform operations such as formatting and
finalizing (page 36).
Z
HDD
Notes
• The Title List may not appear for DVDs created on
other DVD recorders.
• The letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with
“*.”
• Title thumbnail pictures are displayed only on this
recorder.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail pictures to
be displayed.
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may change to
the first scene of the recording (title).
• After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on the
source recording is cancelled.
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Guide to Displays
z Hint
After recording, the first scene of the recording (the title)
is automatically set as the thumbnail picture.
Using the “Disc Info”
Screen (disc settings)
0
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select a DVD, press Z (open/close) and
place a DVD on the disc tray. Press Z again
to close the disc tray.
With the recording side facing down
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
2
Press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
3
Select “Disc Info,” and press ENTER.
Items in the display differ depending on the
disc type or recording format.
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Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Labelling, protecting, or formatting
a disc
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
HDD
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Protect Disc
Finalize
Protected Not Protected
Date
Erase All
15.9.2003 ~ 28.10.2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Disc Name
VR
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
You can execute options effective for the entire
disc using the Disc Information display.
1
Press TOOLS while the disc is in the
recorder.
The TOOLS menu appears.
A “Disc Name” (DVD only)
2
Example: When the inserted disc is a DVDRW (VR mode).
B “Media”: Disc type
C “Format”: Recording format type (DVDRW only)
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
D “Title no.”: Total number of titles
E “Protected”: Indicates whether protection is
set (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
F “Date”: Dates of when the oldest and the
most recent titles were recorded (DVD
only)
G “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
(approximate)
• The longest continuous recording time in
each of the recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space
H Disc setting buttons (page 36)
“Disc Name”
“Protect Disc”
“Finalize”/“Unfinalize”
“Erase All”
“Format”
Available settings differ depending on the
disc type.
z Hint
For DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode), you can
check free space and title location on the disc using the
Disc Map display (page 67).
Note
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1
billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc
space.
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Select “Disc Info,” and press ENTER.
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
3
Format
Disc Name
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
Select an option, and press ENTER.
“Disc Name” (DVD only): Labels a DVD.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc Name”
display (page 40).
“Protect Disc” (DVD-RW in VR mode only):
Protects all titles on the disc. To cancel the
protection, select “Don’t Protect.”
“Erase All” (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW
only): Erases all titles on the disc (except the
protected titles).
“Format” (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW only):
Erases all contents of the disc to make a blank
disc. For DVD-RWs, select a recording
format (VR or Video) according to your
needs.
z Hints
• You can set protection for individual titles (page 65).
• By reformatting, you can change the recording format
on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that have been finalized.
Note
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc name.
The disc name may not appear when the disc is played on
other DVD equipment.
Finalizing a DVD (preparing a disc
for playback on other equipment)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Press TOOLS while the disc is in the
recorder.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select “Disc Info,” and press ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
3
Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalizing and asks for
confirmation.
Finalize
About xx min is needed for finalizing this disc.
Cannot cancel finalizing during transaction.
Do you want to finalize?
Differences between the disc types
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. However,
you may need to finalize the disc for
certain DVD equipment, or if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
Finalizing 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
finalize the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to record
on it again, reformat the disc (page 36).
However, all recorded contents will be
erased.
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
OK
4
Guide to Displays
Finalizing is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
(Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R, a DVD menu
will be automatically created, which can be
displayed on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
1
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
To unfinalize a DVD-RW (VR mode)
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) that has been finalized with other DVD
equipment (a message appears), unfinalize the
disc by selecting “Unfinalize” in step 3 above.
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalized or not.
If you cannot select “Finalize” in step 3 above, the disc
has already been finalized.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or
the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize the disc if it
was recorded on another recorder.
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Checking the Play
Information and Playing
Time
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
(
angle/
audio/
subtitle, etc.)
C The current selected function or audio
setting (appears only temporarily)
D The current selected angle
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
DATA CD
Rear (L/R)
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also,
you can check the disc name recorded on the
DVD/CD.
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Front (L/R) + Centre
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
◆ Display 2
Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
0
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Movies
Original
DVD-RW
VR
SP
T1
0:00:45
A Disc type*2/format (page 8)
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
C Play mode
Title/track information (Display 1)
m
Play mode/time information (Display 2)
m
(Display off)
E Playing status bar*3
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
D Recording mode (page 41)
F Title number (chapter number*1) (page 61)
(Track number for CDs/VIDEO CDs without
PBC, scene number for VIDEO CDs with
PBC, track number (album number*1) for
DATA CDs)
◆ Display 1
G CD text (album name) appears when text is
recorded on a CD.
Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO
H Playing time (remaining time*1)
Title 1
Angle3(5)
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
A Title number/name
(Track number for CDs/VIDEO CDs without
PBC, scene number for VIDEO CDs with
PBC, track number/name for DATA CDs)
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B Title type (Original or Playlist) (page 64)
*1 Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
*2 Displays Super VCDs as “SVCD,” DATA CDs as
“CD.”
*3 Does not appear with VIDEO CDs, and DATA CDs.
z Hints
• If “DTS” is set to “Off” in Audio Setup, the DTS track
selection option will not appear on the screen even if
the disc contains DTS tracks (page 92).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
Options Setup (page 97), playback information
automatically appears when the recorder is turned on,
etc.
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
Notes
Remaining time of the disc
Checking the playing/remaining
time
You can view the playing or time information
displayed on the TV screen and the front panel
display.
m
CD text (when available)
Notes
• The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
text, such as the disc name.
• The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be displayed
correctly.
Guide to Displays
• The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
text, such as the disc name.
• The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
◆Front panel display
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 dubbing a DVD
Remaining time of dubbing in progress
CH
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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.”
How to Enter Characters
You can label a DVD, title, or program by entering
characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a
title or disc name, but the actual number of
characters displayed in the menus such as the Title
List will vary. When the display for entering
characters appears, follow the steps below.
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the
remaining characters.
Input row
Input Title Name
Kids
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
1
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
.
,
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
0
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.
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to
the right of the screen and select “A”
(upper-case), “a” (lower-case), or
“Symbol,” and press ENTER.
The characters of the selected type are
displayed.
2
Press </M/m/, to select the character
you want to enter, and press ENTER.
4
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters.
1
In step 2 above, press a number button
repeatedly to select a character.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to enter
“F.”
2
3
Press SET and select the next character.
The selected character appears at the top of
the display.
Example: Input Title Name
Input Title Name
K
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
F
3
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
1
.
,
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
The type of characters will change according
to the language you select in Easy Setup.
Some languages allow you to enter an accent
mark.
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Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
Select “Finish” and press ENTER.
Recording
Recording
mode
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
z Hint
Timer recordings will be made regardless whether or not
the recorder is turned on. You can turn off the recorder
without affecting the recording even after recording
starts.
Recording mode
Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has six different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select the High Quality
mode (HQ). If recording time is your priority,
Super Long Play mode (SLP) can be a possible
choice. Note that recording times in the following
table are approximate and the actual times may
differ. Note also that the maximum continuous
recording time for a single title is eight hours
(HDD), or six hours (DVD). Contents beyond this
time will not be recorded.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
I want to record with the
best possible picture
quality, so I’ll select HQ.
HDD
DVD
(HX1000) (HX900)
HQ
(High quality)
HSP
R
53
33
1
81
51
1.5
67
2
SP
107
(Standard mode)
LP
r
164
103
3
EP
r
217
137
4
325
204
6
SLP
(Long duration)
Recording
• This recorder can record on various discs. Select
the disc type according to your needs (page 8).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 35). For HDD,
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 49).
Recording time (hour)
“HQ+” recording mode
“HQ+” records pictures in higher quality than HQ
on the HDD. Set “HQ Setting” in Features Setup
to “HQ+” (page 96). Maximum recording time is
34 hours for RDR-HX1000 or 21 hours for RDRHX900. “HQ” appears in the display.
Note
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or a
programme or video source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
The recorder automatically receives and records
stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
ZWEITON system or the NICAM system.
The HDD and a DVD-RW (VR mode) can record
both main and sub sounds. You can switch
between main and sub when playing the disc. For
the HDD, you can select the sound track before
recording. Select “Main,” “Sub,” or “Main+Sub”
in “HDD Bilingual Rec.” of Options Setup
(page 97).
A DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R,
or DVD-R can record only one sound track (main
or sub) at a time. Select the sound track using the
Setup Display before recording starts. Set “DVD
Bilingual Rec.” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in
Options Setup (page 97).
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ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based
programme is received, “STEREO” or
“BILINGUAL” appears in the front panel display.
NICAM system
Timer Recording (Standard/
VIDEO Plus+)
HDD
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “NICAM” appears in the
front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
“Audio” of “Channel Setting” in Settings Setup to
“NICAM” (default). If the sound is not clear when
listening to NICAM broadcasts, set “Audio” to
“Standard” (see “Channel Setting” on page 84).
z Hint
You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording
bilingual programmes using the
(audio) button.
This does not affect the recorded sound.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can set the timer for a total of eight
programmes, up to one month in advance.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and VIDEO Plus+ method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• VIDEO Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number
designated for each TV programme (page 44).
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
Unrecordable pictures
Z
HDD
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.
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
[TIMER]
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
Copy-Once
Recordable discs
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
HDD
-RWVR (Ver.1.1 with CPRM*)
Copy-Never
x REC
STOP
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 8).
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, press Z (open/close) and
place a DVD on the disc tray. Press Z again
to close the disc tray.
With the recording side facing down
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Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted automatically.
2
Press [TIMER].
Timer - Standard
OK
Set the timer manually.
Date
Start
Stop
Today
:
:
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 46) 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.
Cancel
Prog.
PDC/VPS: On
Media Mode
Details
Update: --
VIDEO Plus+
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
“Date”: Sets the date.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Tomorrow y …… y Thu
28.10 (1 month later) y Sun (every Sunday)
y …… y Sat (every Saturday) y
Mon-Fri (Monday to Friday) y Mon-Sat
(Monday to Saturday) y Sun-Sat (Sunday to
Saturday) y Today
“Start”: Sets the start time.
“Stop”: Sets the stop time.
“Prog.”: Selects the programme position or
input source.
“Media”: Selects the media, HDD or DVD.
“Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 41).
• If you want to change the setting for the
PDC/VPS or Update functions, select
“Details” and press ENTER. Select an item
using </, and set using M/m.
“PDC/VPS”: Sets the PDC/VPS function. See
“About the PDC/VPS function” below.
“Update” (HDD only): Automatically records
over a previously recorded programme that is
set to be recorded daily or weekly.
To return to the Timer programming menu,
select “Previous” and ENTER.
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
To stop recording during timer recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
About the PDC/VPS function
PDC/VPS signals are transmitted with TV
programmes in some broadcast systems. These
signals ensure that timer recordings are made
regardless of any broadcast delays, early starts, or
broadcast interruptions.
Recording
• If the Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+)
menu appears, press < to switch the
display to “Standard.”
3
4
◆To use the PDC/VPS function
Set “PDC/VPS” to “On” in step 3 above.
When you turn on this function, the recorder starts
scanning the channel before the timer recording
starts. If you are watching TV when scanning
starts, a message will appear on the TV screen. If
you want to watch TV, switch to your TV’s tuner
or turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan function.
◆To turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan
Press TOOLS and select “PDC/VPS Scan Off.”
To ensure that the PDC/VPS function works
properly, turn off the recorder before the timer
recording starts. This will automatically turn on
the PDC/VPS channel scan function while the
recorder remains off.
Rec Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for the
recording, the recorder automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the entire programme to
be recorded. This function is normally set to “On.”
To cancel this function, press TOOLS while the
Timer List is displayed. Select “Rec Mode
Adjust” and press ENTER. Select “Off” and press
ENTER.
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If the timer settings overlap
Overlapped timer settings are shown as follows.
Timer
These timer settings overlap. Do you want to continue?
Fri 29.10
21:00-22:00
AAB
DVD SP
PDC/VPS
Fri 29.10
20:30-21:00
DEF
DVD SP
PDC/VPS
Cancel
OK
To store the setting as shown, select “OK.” The
programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
To cancel the overlapped setting, select “Cancel.”
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” (page 46).
To extend the recording duration time while
recording
1
Press TOOLS during recording.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select “Extend Rec” and press ENTER.
Extend Rec. Time
OK
Set the timer extend function.
Cancel
Tue 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
Recording TV programmes using the
VIDEO Plus+ system
DVD SP
Extend Time
Off
3
Press M/m to select the duration time.
You can set the duration in increments of 10
minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes.
4
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
One Touch Timer
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily display the timer programming menu.
When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
press [TIMER]. The recorder automatically turns
on and the TV’s input is switched to the recorder.
The Timer programming menu appears.
z Hint
You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List menu.
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Notes
• If “The disc is full or nearly full” appears on the screen,
change the disc, or make available space for the
recording (HDD/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 51).
• 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 and the PDC/VPS function set to off. It does
not function with Quick Timer or Synchro Rec.
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC/VPS function.
• You cannot extend the recording duration time when
“PDC/VPS” is set to “On.”
The VIDEO Plus+ system is a feature that
simplifies setting the timer. Just enter the
PlusCode number listed in the TV programme
guide. The date, time, and channel of that
programme are set automatically.
Check that the channels are correctly set in
“Channel Setting” in Settings Setup (page 84).
HDD
• If you want to change the setting, press </
, to select the item and press M/m to
change the setting. For the PDC/VPS or
Update functions, select “Details” and
change the settings (page 43).
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
Number
buttons, SET
To re-enter the PlusCode number, select
“Change.”
0
[TIMER]
5
The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the
front panel, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
To stop recording during timer recording
x REC
STOP
Recording
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If the timer settings overlap
See page 44.
1
2
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD.
To extend the recording duration time while
recording
Press [TIMER].
See page 44.
Timer - VIDEO Plus+
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
OK
Set the timer by entering the timer code.
PlusCode No.
Cancel
Standard
• If the Timer programming (Standard) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“VIDEO Plus+.”
3
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” (page 46).
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer
method (page 43).
Press the number buttons to enter the
PlusCode number, and press SET.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme
position, recording mode, etc. setting
(page 43) appear.
Timer - VIDEO Plus+
Is the following timer setting correct? To modify,
adjust each item or re-enter the timer code.
Date
Start
Stop
Mon 28.6 10 : 00 11 : 30
Prog.
AAB
OK
Cancel
Media Mode
DVD
SP
Details
Change
PDC/VPS: On
Update: --
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Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(Timer List)
HDD
+RW
--RW
+RVideo
RWVideo
VR -RW
+R
-R
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the Timer List menu.
3
Select the timer setting you want to check/
change/cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Modify”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. For the PDC/VPS or Update functions,
select “Details” and change the settings
(page 43). Select “OK” and press ENTER.
Modify
OK
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Modify the timer setting.
Date
Mon-Sat
Start
Stop
22 : 00 22 : 15
0
Cancel
Media Mode
Prog.
AAB
PDC/VPS: Off
HDD
SP
Details
Update: On
“Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select “OK”
and press ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Erase
Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15 AAB
Media: HDD Rec Mode: SP
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
OK
Cancel
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “TIMER LIST,” and press ENTER.
10:30
TIMER LIST
22:00-22:15 AAB
SP
Fri
29.10 20:30-21:30 DEF
SP
Fri
29.10 21:00-22:00 GHI
SLP
Sat 30.10 16:00-17:00 DEF
SLP
Mon-Sat
Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
PDC
VPS
PDC
VPS
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
: Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
another setting.
(green): Indicates the setting can be
recorded
z (red): Indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
a (grey): Indicates that the setting cannot be
recorded in the selected recording mode.
: Indicates the setting being recorded on
the HDD.
: Indicates the setting being recorded on a
DVD.
: Indicates the setting that the Update
function is set for.
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“Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
settings.
Fri
29.10
20:30-21:30
DEF
DVD SP
Fri
29.10
21:00-22:00
GHI
DVD SLP PDC/VPS
PDC/VPS
Close
Select “Close” 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 that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
A
will be cut off
B
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
A
HDD
If there is not enough space for a timer recording,
the recorder automatically erases old titles
recorded on the HDD. The oldest, played title is
erased. The protected titles are not erased.
1
Display the Timer List menu and press
TOOLS.
2
Select “Auto Title Erase,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Recording
◆When the recordings start at the same time
The programme that is set last has priority. In this
example, timer setting B is set after A, so the first
part of timer setting A will not be recorded.
Automatically erasing old titles
(Auto Title Erase)
The default setting is “Off.”
B
◆When the end time of one recording and the
start time of another are the same
After finishing the previous recording, the other
recording may be delayed.
7:00
9:00
10:00
A
B
To turn off the Timer List
Press O RETURN.
z Hint
While recording, you cannot modify the timer setting for
the current recording, but you can extend the recording
duration of the recording time (page 44).
Notes
• When “PDC/VPS” is set to “On” for one or more timer
recordings, the start times may change in the event of a
broadcast delay or early start.
• 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.
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To stop recording
Recording Without the
Timer
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
Press x REC STOP located beneath the remote
control cover. Note that it may take a few seconds
for recording to stop.
-R
+R
To pause recording
Press X REC PAUSE located beneath the remote
control cover. To restart recording, press the
button again.
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
0
t (TV/video),
TV/DVD
</M/m/,,
ENTER
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the 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 t (TV/video) button
(page 20).
TV Direct Rec
X REC
PAUSE
x REC
STOP
z REC
REC MODE
1
Press HDD or DVD to select a media.
When you selected DVD, insert a recordable
DVD.
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes on the TV screen as follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LP
EP
SLP
For more details about the recording mode,
see page 41.
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording continues until you stop the
recording or the disc is full.
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If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily record what you are watching on your TV.
When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
press z REC. The recorder automatically turns on
and starts recording what you are watching on the
TV. “TV” appears in the front panel display. You
cannot turn off the TV or change the programme
position during TV Direct Rec. To turn off the
function, set “TV Direct Rec” to “Off” in Features
Setup (page 93).
About the Teletext function
Some broadcasts systems ensure a Teletext
service* in which the complete programmes and
their data (title, date, channel, recording start time
etc.) are stored day by day. When recording a
programme, the recorder automatically takes the
programme name from the Teletext pages and
stores it as the title name. For details, see “TV
Guide Page” (page 93).
Note that the Teletext information will not appear
on your TV screen. To view the Teletext
information on your TV screen, press TV/DVD on
the remote to switch the input source to your TV.
* not available in some areas
z Hint
If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can
turn off the TV. When using a decoder, make sure to
leave it on.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size.
Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DISPLAY
TOOLS
Recording
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start
recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording or during recording pause.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme
while recording another PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programme.
• To use the TV Direct Rec function, you must first set
the recorder’s clock correctly.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
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.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
1
(normal
recording)
Before recording starts, press TOOLS and
select “Rec Settings.” Then press ENTER.
Rec. Settings
Select the item you want to change.
The time counter decreases minute by minute to
0:00, then the recorder stops recording (power
does not turn off). Even if you turn off the recorder
during recording, the recorder continues to record
until the time counter runs out.
Note that the Quick Timer function does not work
if “TV Direct Rec” is set to “On” in Features Setup
(page 93).
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.
Rec Mode :
SP
HDD Rec. Picture Size :
4:3
DVD Rec. Picture Size :
4:3
Rec NR :
Off
Rec Video Equalizer
2
Select the item you want to adjust, and
press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec NR
Rec NR
Off
1
2
3
“Rec Mode”: Selects the recording mode for
the desired recording time and picture quality.
For more information, see “Recording mode”
(page 41).
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“HDD Rec. Picture Size”/“DVD Rec. Picture
Size”: Sets the picture size of the programme
to be recorded.
• 4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
mode).
• Auto (HDD only): Automatically selects the
actual picture size.
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” works with DVDRs and DVD-RWs (Video mode) when the
recording mode is set to HQ, HSP, or SP. For
all other recording modes, the screen size is
fixed at “4:3.”
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), the actual picture
size is recorded regardless of the setting. For
example, if a 16:9 size picture is received, the
disc records the picture as 16:9 even if “DVD
Rec. Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen size is
fixed at “4:3.”
“Rec NR” (noise reduction): Reduces noise
contained in the video signal.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information such as
recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
The recording information appears.
DVD-RW
VIDEO
SP
1:23:45
A Disc type/format
B Recording status
C Recording mode
D Recording time
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
Creating chapters in a title
“Rec Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the picture in
greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Colour: Makes the colours deeper or lighter.
3 Adjust the setting using </M/m/,,
and press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 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.
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 88).
• Remnants of images may appear on your screen when
using “Rec NR.”
• “Rec Video Equalizer” does not affect the input of the
DV IN jack and does not work with RGB signals.
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The recorder will automatically divide a recording
(a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at
6 or 15-minute intervals during recording. Select
the interval, “6Min” (default) or “15Min” in
“Auto Chapter” of Features Setup (page 93).
z Hint
You can create chapters manually when playing the HDD
or DVD-RWs (VR mode). For details, see page 68.
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+R
-R
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
5
Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
6
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel. The recorder is ready to start
Synchro-Recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when it receives an input signal from the
connected equipment. The recorder stops
recording when the connected equipment
turns off.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press SYNCHRO REC. The SYNCHRO REC
indicator on the recorder turns off.
0
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
x REC STOP
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
1
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, HQ, HSP, SP, LP, EP, or
SLP.
Recording
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/DECODER jack of
the recorder (page 28).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
4
Before recording, select HDD or DVD. Set
“Synchro Rec” in Features Setup to
“Record to HDD” or “Record to DVD”
(page 96).
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD.
2
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“L3.”
3
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on the HDD or DVDRWs (VR mode).
Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the programme may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• During Synchro-Recording, other operations such as
normal recording cannot be done.
• To use the connected equipment while the recorder is
standing by for Synchro-Recording, cancel SynchroRecording by pressing SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to
turn off the connected equipment and press
SYNCHRO REC to reset Synchro-Recording before
the timer recording starts.
• The Synchro Rec function does not work when “Line3
Input” of Video Setup is set to “Decoder” (page 90).
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• While the recorder is standing by for SynchroRecording, the Auto Clock Set function (page 87) does
not work.
• To use the Synchro Rec function, you must first set the
recorder’s clock correctly.
Press TOOLS to display the TOOLS menu.
Select “Line Audio Input” and press ENTER.
Select “Bilingual” and press ENTER.
For details about bilingual recording, see
page 41.
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If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
Synchro Rec programme, the programme that
starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has
finished.
7:00
8:00
First programme
Second programme
9:00
10:00
Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+R
-R
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. To connect a VCR or similar device, see
“Connecting a VCR or Similar Device” (page 26).
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the
equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).
will be cut off
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TOOLS
M/m, ENTER
X REC
PAUSE
x REC
STOP
REC MODE
INPUT
SELECT
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD.
2
Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection you
made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
programme
position
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L1
L2
L3
L4
DV
3
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on the HDD or DVDRWs (VR mode).
Press TOOLS to display the TOOLS menu.
Select “Line Audio Input” and press ENTER.
Select “Bilingual” and press ENTER.
For details about bilingual recording, see
page 41.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, HQ, HSP, SP, LP, EP, or
SLP.
5
Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
record pause.
6
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
7
At the same time, press X REC PAUSE on
this recorder and the pause or play button
on the connected equipment.
Recording
4
Recording starts.
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 (DV t HDD/DVD)”
(page 77) 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” (page 49).
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.
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Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Playback
TITLE LIST
Playing
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
Wed 15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
Fri
Title
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
Sat 25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Sat 25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
Fri 15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
Tue 19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
Tue 26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
Thu 28.10
-R
"/1
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3
1.5/4.7GB
13:00-14:00
DATA CD
Z
HDD
Number
buttons, SET
+R
My Movies
AAB
Number
HDD
DVD
ORIGINAL
1
Sort
17. 9
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
0
TITLE LIST
O RETURN
TOP MENU
To use the DVD’s Menu
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalized
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, you can display the disc’s menu by
pressing TOP MENU or MENU.
MENU
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
H
1
x
X
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, press Z (open/close) and
place a DVD or CD on the disc tray. Then
press the button again to close the disc tray.
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
CD, or DATA CD, press H. Playback
starts.
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 VCDs does not work
with this recorder. Super VCDs are played in
continuous play mode only.
To stop playback
Press x.
To resume playback from the point where you
stopped (Resume Play)
With the playback side facing down
2
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “Using the
Title List” (page 33).
When you press H again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback from the
point where you pressed x.
To start from the beginning, press TOOLS, 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 (except for HDD).
– you play another title (except for HDD).
– you switch the Title List menu to Original or
Playlist (DVD-RW in VR mode only).
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– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you turn off the recorder (VIDEO CD/CD/
DATA CD only).
– you make a recording (except for HDD/DVDRWs in VR mode).
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the message “Do
you want temporarily change parental control to
*?” appears on your TV screen.
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.
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily display the Title List.
When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
press TITLE LIST. The recorder automatically
turns on and the TV’s input is switched to the
recorder. The Title List menu appears.
z Hints
• You can also use the H button in step 3 (page 54) to
start playback.
• Even if a timer recording starts during playback,
neither the recording nor playback will stop (page 60).
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in Options Setup
(page 97), the Child Lock remains set.
Playback
1
One Touch Menu
To register or change the password, see “Parental
Control (DVD VIDEO only)” (page 94).
To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children from
ejecting the disc.
When the recorder is in standby mode, press
O RETURN, ENTER, and then {/1 on the
remote.
“LOCKED” appears on the front panel display.
The Z (open/close) button does not work while
the Child Lock is set.
To unlock the disc tray, press O RETURN,
ENTER, and then {/1 on the remote again when
the recorder is in standby mode.
One Touch Play
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily start playing.
When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
press H. The recorder automatically turns on and
the TV’s input is switched to the recorder.
Playback starts automatically.
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Playback options
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
/
m
/
M
./>
H
X
SUR
PROGRESSIVE
Buttons
Operations
Discs
Z (open/close)
Stops play and opens the disc tray.
All discs
(audio)
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc
when pressed repeatedly.
DVD : Selects the language.
HDD -RWVR
HDD -RWVR : Selects the main or sub sound.
VCD
CD
VCD
audio tracks.
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DATA CD : Selects stereo or monaural
(subtitle)
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
(angle)
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
recorded on the disc, “
” appears in the front panel
display.
DVD
CD
DVD
DATA CD
Operations
SUR (surround)
Selects one of the TVS effects when pressed
repeatedly.
TVS* (TV Virtual Surround) lets you enjoy virtual
surround sound effects created from the front left and
right speakers. The selected setting is displayed in the
front panel display for a few seconds.
“TVS OFF”: No surround effect
“TVS DYNAMIC”: Creates one set of virtual rear
speakers.
“TVS WIDE”: Creates five sets of virtual rear
speakers.
“TVS NIGHT”: Creates five sets of virtual rear
speakers. Effective at low volume.
“TVS STANDARD”: Creates three sets of virtual rear
speakers. Effective when you use two separate front
speakers.
PROGRESSIVE
/
(instant
replay/instant
advance)
Discs
Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or
progressive format (page 16).
DVD
* TVS was developed
by Sony to produce
home surround sound
with just a stereo TV.
This works with
multichannel Dolby
Digital and MPEG
soundtracks.
Playback
Buttons
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
DVD
. (previous)/
> (next)
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/
chapter/scene/track.
All discs
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed
during playback.
Search speed changes as follows:
All discs
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
fast reverse
FR1 T
FR2 T T
FR3* T T T
fast forward
t FF1
t t FF2
t t t FF3*
* FR3 and FF3 are only
available for the HDD
and DVDs.
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast
reverse continues at the selected speed until you
release the button.
(slow, freeze frame)
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.
HDD
-RWVideo
DVD
+RW
-RWVR
+R
-R
VCD *
* Playback direction
only
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
All discs
To resume normal playback, press H.
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Notes
• To enjoy the TVS function, set “Digital Output” to
“On” and “Dolby Digital” to “D-PCM” in Audio
Setup.
• When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult
to hear.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
(receiver).
• Make sure that your listening position is between and
at an equal distance from your speakers, and that the
speakers are located in similar surroundings.
• The TVS function cannot be used with titles recorded
on this recorder. Angles and subtitles also cannot be
changed.
• When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to
listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to
“MPEG” in Audio Setup, no sound will come from
your speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will
be heard from the analogue stereo jacks. To avoid
possible damage to the audio system, the consumer
should take proper precautions when the analogue
stereo jacks of the recorder are connected to an
amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external 5.1-channel decoder
system must be connected to the digital jack of the
recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the
(audio)
button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
(page 56).
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track
DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS” to “On” in Audio Setup (page 92).
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Adjusting the picture quality
HDD
DVD
1
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Press TOOLS during playback.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select “Video Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Video Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Y NR :
2
C NR :
2
BNR :
2
DVE :
Off
PB Video Equalizer
3
Select an item, and press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
“Y NR” (luminance noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the luminance
element of the video signal.
“C NR” (chroma noise reduction): Reduces
noise contained in the colour element of the
video signal.
“BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
“block noise” or mosaic like patterns in the
picture.
“DVE” (digital video enhancer): Sharpens the
outlines of the images.
“PB Video Equalizer” (Playback video
equalizer): Adjusts the picture in greater
detail.
Select an item and press ENTER.
• Contrast: changes the contrast.
• Brightness: changes the overall brightness.
• Colour: makes the colours deeper or lighter.
• Hue: changes the colour balance.
4
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
The default settings are underlined.
“Y NR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“C NR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“BNR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“DVE”*: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“PB Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
• Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust any other items.
Adjusting the sound quality
HDD
DVD
1
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
CD
Press TOOLS during playback.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select “Audio Settings,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select an item, and press ENTER.
“Audio Filter” (all discs): Selects the digital
filter to reduce noise above 22.05 kHz (Fs* is
44.1 kHz), 24 kHz (Fs is 48 kHz), or 48 kHz
(Fs is above 96 kHz).
• Sharp (default): Provides a wide frequency
range and spatial feeling.
• Slow: Provides smooth and warm sound.
Notes
Playback
“Surround (TVS)” (DVD VIDEO only):
Selects one of the surround modes. For more
information, see “Playback options”
(page 56).
* “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them more
than “2.”
• If the outlines of the images on your screen become
blurred, set “BNR” to “Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the
above BNR, Y NR, or C NR effects may be hard to
discern. And, these functions may not work with some
screen sizes.
• When playing a title recorded in SLP recording mode,
the BNR setting may have little effect.
• When using the DVE function, noise found in the title
may become more apparent. In this case, it is
recommended that you use the BNR function with the
DVE function. If the condition still does not improve,
set the DVE level to “1” or “Off.”
+RW
VCD
* Sampling frequency of audio source. This
function only adjusts the output signals from the
LINE 1 – TV, LINE 3/DECODER, or LINE 2
OUT (AUDIO L/R).
4
Press </M/m/, to select the option,
and press ENTER.
Note
There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter
depending on the disc or playback environment.
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Chasing Playback/
Simultaneous Rec and Play
You can view the beginning of a programme while
it is being recorded. You can also play a title or
previously recorded programme while recording.
• 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.
Playing a previous recording while
making another (Simultaneous Rec
and Play)
HDD
DVD
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
TOOLS
M/m,
ENTER
Playing from the beginning of the
programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback)
HDD
-RWVR
+R
-R
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view
a previously recorded programme while recording
programmes. Playback continues even if a timer
recording starts. Use this function as follows:
• While recording to the HDD:
Play another title on the HDD.
Play a previously recorded programme on a
DVD by pressing DVD.
• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded programme on the
HDD by pressing HDD.
• While recording to a DVD-RW (VR mode)*1:
Play another title on the same DVD-RW (VR
mode) disc.*2
*1 Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not work
when you record:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
*
condition of the recording, or when playing a title
recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
“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.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
Super VCD, CD, or DATA CD while recording on
the HDD.
1
Example: Play another title on the HDD while
recording to the HDD.
Press TOOLS while recording.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
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.
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.
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+RW -RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
CD DATA CD
1
While recording, press TITLE LIST to
display the HDD Title List.
2
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Example: Play a DVD while recording to the
HDD.
1
While recording, press DVD and insert the
DVD into the recorder.
2
Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD Title
List.
3
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Notes
• The DVD’s playback picture on your TV screen
freezes for a few seconds when you fast forward/fast
reverse or instant replay/advance during Simultaneous
Rec and Play.
• You cannot play a DVD recorded in NTSC colour
system while recording on the HDD.
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
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.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Playback
Number
buttons,
SET
0
TOOLS
M/m,
ENTER
1
Press TOOLS during playback.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select a search method, and press ENTER.
“Title Search” (for DVDs)
“Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for CDs/DATA CDs)
“Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
“Album Search” (for DATA CDs)
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs): Searches
for a starting point by entering the time code.
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
Title : -- (21)
The number in parentheses indicates the total
number of titles, tracks, etc.
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3
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track, time
code, etc., you want.
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to
cancel the number, then select another
number.
4
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
DATA CD
You can play MP3 audio tracks on DATA CDs
(CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs).
Press SET.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
number.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Note
“Title Search” is not applicable to the HDD.
H
1
2
Insert a DATA CD on the disc tray.
Press H.
Playback starts from the first MP3 audio
tracks on the disc. Note that the playback
order may be different from the edited order.
See “Playback order of MP3 audio tracks”
below.
About MP3 audio tracks
MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio
Layer 3) format. However, the discs must be
recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2
or Joliet format for the recorder to recognize the
tracks. You can also play discs recorded in Multi
Session.
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
Note on Multi Session discs
If MP3 audio tracks are recorded in the first
session, the recorder will also play MP3 audio
tracks in other sessions. If audio tracks in Music
CD format are recorded in the first session, only
the first session will be played back.
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Playback order of MP3 audio tracks
Albums containing MP3 audio tracks play in the
following order.
A t B t C t D t F t G. Albums that
do not contain tracks (such as album E) are
skipped.
Tree 1
Tree 2
Tree 3
Tree 4
Tree 5
ROOT
Playback
Album
Notes
• Depending on the software you use to create the DATA
CD, the playback order may differ from the above
illustration.
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take some
time.
• The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs
created in the Packet Write format.
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” even if they are not in MP3 format. Playing
this data may generate a loud noise which could
damage your speaker system.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
• The playback order above may not be applicable if
there are more than a total of 999 albums and tracks in
the DATA CD.
• The recorder can recognize up to 499 albums (the
recorder will count just albums, including albums that
do not contain MP3 audio tracks). The recorder will not
play any albums beyond the first 499 albums. Of the
first 499 albums, the recorder will play no more than a
combined total of 999 albums and tracks.
• The recorder can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in the
following sampling frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz.
• Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can be
used for album or track names. Anything else is
displayed as “*.”
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
MP3 audio track
When you insert a DATA CD and press
H, the numbered tracks are played sequentially,
from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks
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
• You can view the disc information while playing MP3
audio tracks (page 39).
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
track names when you store the tracks in a disc, the
tracks 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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Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
Editing
-RWVR
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
type in the front panel display, and select the
option available for your disc (page 8).
You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
have two options for a DVD-RW (VR mode):
editing either the original recording (called the
“original”), or the playback information created
from the original (called a “Playlist”). Since each
is different in nature and offers different merits,
read the following and select the one that better
suits your needs.
Note
You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
Edit options for the HDD and
DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs (Video mode)/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
HDD
+RW
-RWVideo
+R
-R
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
undo any edits you make. The edit functions
available for Video mode titles are:
– Setting protection against erasure (page 65).
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 65).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 66).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (HDD
and DVD+RWs only) (page 66).
– Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
(DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
only) (page 67).
Notes
To edit original titles
Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
create and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 65).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 66).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 66).
To create and edit Playlist titles
A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles created from
the original title for editing purposes. When you
create a Playlist, only the control information
necessary for playback, such as the playback
order, is stored on the disc. Since the original titles
are left unaltered, Playlist titles can be re-edited.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a football tournament on a DVD-RW
(VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
to keep the original recording.
• Once the DVD is finalized, you cannot edit or record on
the disc (except for DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (VR
mode)).
• You cannot create a Playlist (see below).
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title (“Creating and
Editing a Playlist” on page 68).
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The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 65).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 66).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 66).
– Rearranging the title order (page 70).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 70).
– Combining multiple titles into one title
(page 71).
z Hint
You can display the disc’s Playlist titles in the Title List
(Playlist), or the original titles in the Title List (Original).
To switch the two Title Lists, press TOOLS while a Title
List is displayed, and select “Original” or “Playlist.”
Editing a Title
+RW
HDD
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
+R
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit a DVD-RW
(VR mode) without changing the original
recordings, create a Playlist title (page 68).
Note
When editing a DVD+R, DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video
mode), finish all editing before finalizing the disc. You
cannot edit a finalized disc.
Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Editing
• The Playlist title calls up data from the original titles for
playback. When an original title is used for a Playlist
title, the original title cannot be erased.
• You cannot protect Playlist titles.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
0
TITLE LIST
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
CHAPTER
MARK
1
CHAPTER
ERASE
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW in VR mode, press
TOOLS and select “Original” or “Playlist”
from the TOOLS menu to switch the Title
Lists, if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation. When the title is
protected, the display asks for confirmation.
To erase, select “Change,” and when the
Protection display appears, select “Off.”
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“Protect”: Protects the title. Select “On” when
the Protection display appears. “ ” appears
next to the protected title. To cancel the
protection, select “Off.”
“Title Name”: Allows you to enter or re-enter
a title name (page 40).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
(page 33).
“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title (see
below).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 66), or
erase all of the titles on the disc at once (page 36).
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 36).
2
The display for setting point B appears.
A-B Erase (Set point B)
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
-RWVR
You can select a section (scene) in a title and erase
it. Note that erasing scenes in a title cannot be
undone.
1
Select point B by pressing m/M, and
press ENTER.
The scene is erased, and the display asks
whether to erase another scene. To continue,
select “Yes,” and repeat from step 2. To finish,
select “No.”
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
+RW
A 0:12:34
B 0:23:45
The display asks for confirmation. To reset
either point A or B, select “Change A” or
“Change B,” and go to step 2 or 3.
You cannot protect Playlist titles.
HDD
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
A
4
Note
Select point A by pressing m/M, and
press ENTER.
After step 2 of “Editing a Title,” select
“A-B Erase” and press ENTER.
The display for setting point A appears.
A-B Erase (Set point A)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
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.
Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
• For DVD+RWs, the erased section may be slightly
different from the points you selected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)
HDD
A 0:12:34
B – :– –:– –
Playback point
• When the title is protected, the display asks
for confirmation. To continue, select
“Change,” and when the protection display
appears, select “Off.”
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can select and erase more than one title at one
time using the TOOLS menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu, and press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select “Erase Titles,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
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3
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box next to
the selected title. To clear the check mark,
press ENTER again. To clear all of check
marks, select “Reset All.”
Press TOOLS and select “Disc Map,” and
press ENTER.
The Disc Map appears. To check the open
space, select the space by pressing </,.
Disc Map
Erase Titles
Select the titles to erase.
OK
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
Empty Title
HQ: 0H30M
LP : 1H30M
Cancel
HSP: 0H45M
EP: 2H00M
Reset All
Erase
• When the title is protected, the display asks
for confirmation. To continue, select
“Change,” and when the protection display
appears, select “Off.” To cancel, select
“Close.”
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to erase.
5
When you finish selecting titles, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
Selected open space
• When b or B appears on either side of the
screen, you can scroll sideways by pressing
</,.
3
Disc Map
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
2 DEF 20:00- 21:00
The titles are erased.
Erasing titles to open up disc space
(Disc Map)
1
Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
Fri 17.9 20:00( 1H00M)
SP 0.6GB
Erase
Cancel
Selected title
-RWVideo
When recording on a DVD+RW or DVD-RW
(Video mode), the recorder searches for the largest
open space and records there. Before you start,
check the disc status by using Disc Map, and erase
titles to create a space large enough for the
recording.
Select a title by pressing </,, and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears. To cancel the selection, press
ENTER again.
The list of the titles to be erased appears for
confirmation. To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 3.
+RW
Cancel
Editing
4
6
SP: 1H00M
2.3GB
SLP: 3H00M
• When the title is protected, the display asks
for confirmation. To continue, select
“Change,” and when the protection display
appears, select “Off.” To cancel, select
“Close.”
4
5
Repeat step 3 when erasing more titles.
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation. To change
the selection, select “Change.”
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
space.
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Creating chapters manually
HDD
-RWVR
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback or recording.
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.
Creating and Editing a
Playlist
-RWVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
changing the actual recordings. A Playlist title can
contain up to 50 scenes.
For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)” (page 64).
Note
Once you create a Playlist title from original titles, you
will be unable to erase or edit the original titles.
Marking...
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
ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
TOOLS
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
H
Notes
• If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter
marks can be added, you may not be able to record or
edit.
• When dubbing, any chapter marks you enter will be
erased.
1
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu, and press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select “Create Playlist,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
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3
Select the title you want to include in the
Playlist title, and press ENTER.
8
A check mark appears in the check box next to
the selected title. To clear the check mark,
press ENTER again. To select all of the titles,
select “Select All.”
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display for setting the end point (OUT)
appears, and the title continues to play in the
background.
Capture (Set OUT point)
Create Playlist
Select the titles you want to capture.
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
OK
Original
Cancel
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
0:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
Select All
Reset All
IN 0:10:26
OUT 0:23:45
IN
4
9
Repeat step 3 to add more titles.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of selected titles appears. To add
another title, select “Add Title.”
Create Playlist - Selected Titles
Select a title to start capturing.
Scene List
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
0
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
0
Cancel
Add Title
The display asks for confirmation. To reset the
IN or OUT point, select “Change IN” or
“Change OUT” and repeat step 8 or 9. To view
the selected scene, select “Preview.”
Editing
To go to the next page of titles, press m. To
clear all of the check marks, select “Reset
All.”
Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
10Select “OK,” and ENTER.
The selected section is captured as a scene,
and the display asks whether you want to
continue. To continue, select “More,” and
repeat the steps above. To capture a scene
from another title, select “New Title.”
11When you finish capturing scenes, select
“No More” and press ENTER.
6
Select one of the titles, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Capture”: Adds a section of the title to the
Playlist title as one scene.
“Capture All”: Adds the entire title to the
Playlist title as one scene. After capturing the
title, select “Scene List” and go to step 12.
“Check Scenes”: Allows you to check the
captured scene.
7
Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the
selected scenes.
Total duration of
the selected scene
Scene List
Total 0:33:28
DEF
1
20:00-21:00
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
DEF
2
Total number of scenes
Scenes 2
OK
Quit
20:00-21:00
0:25:00 - 0:45:08
Add
Preview
The display for setting the start point (IN)
appears. The title starts to play in the
background.
Capture (Set IN point)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
IN 0:10:26
OUT - : - - : - -
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12Select the scene you want to edit, and
3
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. The selection is
cancelled.
“Preview”: Displays thumbnail pictures of the
scenes.
“Change IN”: Allows you to change the IN
point, and repeat from step 8.
“Change OUT”: Allows you to change the
OUT point, and repeat from step 9.
To add more scenes, select “Add” and go to
step 6. To preview all of the captured scenes in
the listed order, select “Preview.”
13When 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”
(see page 40).
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
Move
1
AAB
13:00 - 14:00
Wed 15.9
Cancel
Where do you want to move this title?
2
5
DEF
8:00 - 9:00
Fri
17.9
Select a new location for the title by
pressing M/m, and press ENTER.
The title moves to the new location.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
-RWVR
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
14Select “OK” to use the default name, and
press ENTER.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
To play the Playlist title
3
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears. The title starts to play in the
background.
Press TOOLS while the Title List menu is turned
on. Then, select “Playlist” and press ENTER.
When the Title List (Playlist) menu appears, select
a title and press H.
Divide
1 ABC 13:00-14:00
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
Note
0:12:34
The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
Moving a Playlist title (Move)
4
The display asks for confirmation. To change
the dividing point, select “Change.”
-RWVR
You can change the Playlist title order within the
Title List (Playlist).
1
2
Select “Number” in the “Sort” column,
and press ENTER.
The titles are sorted in order of title number.
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5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To use the same title name as before,
select “No.”
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
Select the dividing point by pressing
m/M, and press ENTER.
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER to enter a
new name.
Follow the explanations on page 40. After you
enter a new name, the title is divided in two.
Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine)
-RWVR
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
2
Press TOOLS to select “Combine,” and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
Combine
Select the titles to combine.
4
Editing
A number indicating the order in which you
selected the title appears. To cancel the
selection, press ENTER again.
OK
1 1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
13:00-14:00
28. 9
4
AAB
13:00-14:00
5. 10
Cancel
Reset All
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to combine.
To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset
All.”
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of titles to be combined appears. To
change the selection, select “Change” and go
to step 3.
Combine
Combine the titles in the following order.
1
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
3
AAB
13:00-14:00
28. 9
3
4
AAB
13:00-14:00
5.10
OK
6
Change
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting a title name from
among the selected titles appears. To enter a
new name, select “Enter Text,” and follow the
explanations on page 40.
7
Select a name, and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
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z Hints
• You can dub a Playlist title on a DVD-RW (VR mode)
as an original title on the HDD.
• When dubbed from a DVD to the HDD, the picture size
and the sound types originally recorded are retained.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing
Notes
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying a
recorded title on the internal hard disk drive
(HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You can
select to dub one title at a time (Title Dubbing –
see “Dubbing a Single Title (Title Dub)” on
page 74), or multiple titles all at once (Multiple
Title Dubbing – see “Dubbing Multiple Titles
(Dub Selected Titles)” on page 75).
Before you start, read the following precautions,
which are common to both dubbing methods.
z Hint
This section deals with dubbing to and from the internal
HDD. If you want to record from a digital video camera
connected to the DV IN jack, see “DV Dubbing”
(page 77). To record from equipment connected to the
LINE IN jacks, see “Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer” (page 52).
Before you start…
• Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 8). This recorder can record on various
discs.
• You cannot record both the main and sub sound
on a DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R. For bilingual programs, set
“DVD Bilingual Rec.” to either “Main” (default)
or “Sub” in Options Setup (page 97).
• Timer recordings and Synchronized recordings
do not start during dubbing. Before you start,
check the Timer List menu to see if there is any
timer recording due to start during dubbing.
• Chapter marks in the original recording do not
remain in the dubbed title. Chapter marks are
entered according to the “Auto Chapter” setting
in Features Setup (page 93).
• For a title whose aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3) is
mixed:
– When dubbed from the HDD to DVD-RW
(Video mode) or DVD-R, the picture size is
determined by the setting in “DVD Rec.
Picture Size” (page 49).
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD+RW or
DVD+R, the picture size is always 4:3.
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD-RW (VR
mode), the originally recorded picture size is
retained.
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• The recorder may not function as described depending
on the disc status. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
• When a message appears and indicates that the control
information is full, erase unnecessary titles (page 65).
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs or a DVD
recorded on other DVD equipment to the HDD.
• Thumbnails that you have set for the originally
recorded title (page 34) will not be retained in the
dubbed title.
About “Dub Mode”
With this recorder, the recording mode for
dubbing is displayed as “Dub Mode.” Two
dubbing method are available: High-speed
Dubbing and Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing.
Read the following and select according to the
required time, disc space, and picture quality.
Dubbing at high-speed (High-speed Dubbing)
HDD , +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo / +R /
-R
Allows you to dub what you have stored in the
HDD to a high-speed DVD (4x-speed
DVD+RWs/2x-speed DVD-RWs/8x-speed
DVD+Rs/8x-speed DVD-Rs, or slower versions
of each disc type), without changing the recording
mode. Dubbing speed is increased when the
recording mode of the original title is of a longer
recording mode (such as SLP).
Select “Fast” when selecting the “Dub Mode” in
“Dubbing a Single Title (Title Dub)” (page 74) or
“Dubbing Multiple Titles (Dub Selected Titles)”
(page 75). The minimum required time is as
follows (approximate).
Example: When a 120 minute-title is dubbed to a
high-speed DVD-R in LP mode, dubbing becomes
12 times faster, and takes a minimum of 10
minutes. (120 minutes ÷ 12 = 10 minutes).
Note that speeds shown in the table are an
approximate of the maximum dubbing speed.
Speed*1 x2.4-speed x2-speed
x4-speed
Rec
mode
Highspeed
DVD+RW
Highspeed
DVD-RW
Highspeed
DVD+R/
DVD-R
HQ
x2.4
x2
x4
HSP
x3.6
x3
x6
SP
x4.8
x4
x8
LP
x7.2
x6
x12
• Variable bit rate (adopted
for this recorder)
x9.6
x8
x16
SLP
x1
x12
x24*2
More bits
are required
Notes
/
-R
Allows you to dub from the HDD to a DVD or vice
versa, in a dubbing mode that differs from the
original recordings. For example, when you dub
an HQ title (data size is large) in SP mode, you can
reduce the data size, saving more titles using less
space.
Select a mode different from the original recording
in “Dub Mode” in the steps of “Dubbing a Single
Title (Title Dub)” (page 74) or “Dubbing Multiple
Titles (Dub Selected Titles)” (page 75).
When an HQ or HQ+ title is converted to another
mode, the recorder automatically assigns an
appropriate bit rate, thus retaining the original
picture quality as much as possible (“Dynamic
VBR Dubbing”).
Note
The picture quality will not improve even if a title is
converted to a recording mode of better picture quality.
Dubbing restriction
Some DVD VIDEOs or TV programmes contain
copy protection signals such as “Copy-Never” or
“Copy-Once.” You cannot record such contents on
this recorder (only a grey, blank screen will be
recorded). Be especially careful when dubbing on
a non-rewritable DVD such as a DVD-R.
Copy
protection
signals
Original
recording
Copy-Free
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
z Hint
When you dub an edited title using the Rec Mode
Conversion Dubbing method, pauses between scenes are
smoothed out.
• High-speed Dubbing is not available for the following
titles:
– Titles recorded in HQ+.
– Titles that contain both main and sub sounds (except
DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded in mixed picture size (4:3 and 16:9
etc.), (except DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded in SLP (DVD+RW/DVD+R only).
• When dubbed to a DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-R, erased pictures may
remain on the disc.
+R
Average distribution rate
Wasted bits
Maximum recording speed of this recorder.
When dubbing to DVD+Rs, the dubbing speed is
x1-speed.
Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /
• Fixed bit rate
Average distribution rate
EP
*1
*2
◆About “VBR”
VBR (Variable Bit Rate) is an effective method of
allocating a suitable bit amount per second. Fine
detail pictures or dynamically moving pictures are
assigned a larger amount, while static pictures are
assigned less, for optimum picture quality.
Dubbing
,
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
HDD
-R
Copy-Once
HDD
recorded in grey.
-RWVR *
Copy-Never
recorded in grey.
* Version 1.1 CPRM-compatible DVD-RW (VR mode)
only (page 8).
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Dubbing a Single Title (Title
Dub)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
E Dubbing mode and the space that
remains after dubbing (approximate).
6
7
-R
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Select a dubbing mode by pressing M/m.
t Fast* t HQ t HSP t SP
SLP T EP T LP T
* Appears when High-speed Dubbing is available
for the title (page 72).
DVD
HDD
Select “Dub Mode.”
8
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
0
TITLE LIST
TOOLS
M/m, ENTER
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
(Auto Dub Mode)
The recorder adjusts the dubbing mode in order to
fit a title on the disc. If there is insufficient disc
space in the selected dubbing mode, the following
display appears after step 8.
Title Dub
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
2
3
Select the source by pressing HDD or DVD.
4
Select a title and press ENTER.
Auto Dub mode
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
Select “Dubbing” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting the dubbing mode
appears.
Title Dub
2.0GB
2.6GB
This title will be dubbed. Set the dub mode.
Rec Mode : SP
1 World Cup Final
Dub Mode
SP 2.0GB
Start
Cancel
A Size of the title (approximate)
B Direction of dubbing.
C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate).
D Information about the title to be
dubbed.
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Reset
Cancel
Select “Auto Dub mode” and press ENTER to start
dubbing. To manually select another dubbing
mode, select “Reset,” and go to step 7.
To stop dubbing
The sub-menu appears.
5
There is not enough memory for the dubbing,
Select "Auto Dub Mode" or adjust the mode.
Press TOOLS to turn on the TOOLS menu. Or,
while the Title List menu is displayed, press
ENTER to display the sub-menu. Select “Stop
Dubbing,” and press ENTER. When asked for
confirmation, select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• If disc space is still insufficient for the selected dubbing
mode, erase unnecessary parts of the title, or free up
disc space by erasing titles on the disc (page 67).
• You can turn off the recorder without affecting the
dubbing. Press "/1 during dubbing.
• You can start Title Dubbing by selecting “DUBBING”
from the System Menu.
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Dubbing Multiple Titles
(Dub Selected Titles)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
To make adjustments for each of the titles,
select “Settings” (see “Making settings for
each title” below). To cancel all of the
selections, select “Reset,” and go to step 6.
-R
8
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Adjusting the settings for each title
1
TITLE LIST
TOOLS
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
2
3
Select the source by pressing HDD or DVD.
Dub Selected Titles
4.6GB
Start
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
1
World Tour – Asia 1
11.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Cancel
2
World Tour – Asia 2
18.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Auto mode
Press TOOLS.
3
25.6
World Tour – Asia 3
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
The TOOLS menu appears.
4
World Cup Final
Rec Mode: SP
Select “Dub Selected Titles,” and press
ENTER.
Dub Selected Titles
0.0GB
B Direction of dubbing.
4.6GB
Select title(s) in the order you want to dub them.
1
World Tour – Asia 1
11.6
2
World Tour – Asia 2
18.6
3
World Cup Final
20.6
4
World Tour – Asia 3
25.6
C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate).
Start
Cancel
D Information about the title to be dubbed
(title name, original recording mode,
dubbing mode, and data size after
dubbing).
Settings
Reset
Select titles in the order you want to dub,
and press ENTER.
The titles are numbered in the selected order.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
Change
20.6
Dub Mode: Fast 1.2GB
A Total size of the selected titles.
The display for selecting titles appears.
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2.1GB
Adjust the settings for the dubbing here.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
1
In step 7 of “Dubbing Multiple Titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” (page 75), select
“Settings” and press ENTER.
The following display for making the
adjustments appears. To re-select titles, select
“Change,” and go to step 6 of “Dubbing
Multiple Titles (Dub Selected Titles)” above.
To have the recorder adjust the dubbing mode
so all of the selected titles fit in, select “Auto
Mode.”
M/m, ENTER
5
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
You can make detailed settings for each of the
selected titles during Multiple Title Dubbing.
0
4
Repeat step 6 to select all of the titles you
want to dub.
E Order of dubbing.
2
Select the title which you want to adjust,
and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Dub Mode”: Selects the dubbing mode for
each title (see page 72).
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“Change Order”: Moves the title to change the
dubbing order. Press M/m to select a new
location, and press ENTER.
“Cancel”: Cancels the title selection. The title
is excluded from dubbing.
3
4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
When you finish making adjustments,
select “Start,” and press ENTER.
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
(Auto Dub Mode)
The recorder adjusts the dubbing mode so all of
the titles fit in. 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 8 of “Dubbing Maltiple Titles”
(page 75).
Dub Selected Titles
There is not enough memory. Select
"Auto Dub Mode" or change the selection.
Auto Dub mode
Change
Cancel
Select “Auto Dub mode” and press ENTER. If you
have selected only one title, select “OK.”
To stop dubbing
Press TOOLS to turn on the TOOLS menu. Select
“Stop Dubbing” and press ENTER. When asked
for confirmation, select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• You can turn off the recorder without affecting the
dubbing. Press "/1 during dubbing.
• You can start Multiple Title Dubbing by selecting
“DUBBING” from the System Menu.
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• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 37).
DV Dubbing (DV t HDD/DVD)
Hookups
Before DV Dubbing
DVD recorder
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 52.
To DV IN
To record from the DV IN jack
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
record digital signals.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for
recording using the DV IN jack,” and then move
on to the section on dubbing. For more
information about i.LINK, see “About i.LINK”
(page 106).
Preparing for recording using the DV
IN jack
DV output
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
Z
HDD
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a DV
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.
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DV Dubbing (DV t HDD/DVD)
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or HDD.
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
0
TOOLS
M/m, ENTER
Notes
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack
and follow the instructions of “Recording From
Connected Equipment Without a Timer” (page 52).
– 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.
REC MODE
INPUT
SELECT
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1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, press Z (open/close) and
place a DVD on the disc tray. Press Z again
to close the disc tray.
z Hints
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
• You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” (page 49).
Notes
With the recording side facing down
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
2
Insert the source DV 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.
3
Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme
position
4
L1
L2
L3
L4
DV
Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly
to select the recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LP
EP
SLP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 41.
5
Press TOOLS on the remote to select “DV
Audio Input,” and press ENTER. Then,
select the setting for the audio input.
“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.
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• 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 format tape with a sound track
that is recorded in 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 Scene Chaptering
function (pages 79, 80), be sure to correctly set the
clock on your digital video camera before shooting.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily affected if
the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
is nothing recorded on the tape.
To stop during recording
Recording an Entire DV
Format Tape (One Touch
Dubbing)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can record the entire contents of a DV format
tape onto a disc with a single press of the ONE
TOUCH DUBBING button. The recorder controls
the digital video camera for the whole process, and
completes the recording.
x REC STOP
ONE TOUCH
DUBBING
z Hints
• If you set “Finalize Disc” to “Auto” in Features Setup
(page 96), the recorded disc (except DVD-RW(VR
mode)) will automatically be finalized after recording
is finished.
• You can play back a previously recorded title on the
HDD while One Touch Dubbing is in progress.
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.
DV Dubbing (DV t HDD/DVD)
◆How chapters are created
The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
and the title is divided into chapters. For the HDD
and a DVD-RW (VR mode), every shooting on the
tape becomes a chapter on the disc (Auto Scene
Chaptering function). For other discs, the recorder
divides the title in either 6 or 15-minute intervals,
according to the setting in “Auto Chapter” in
Features Setup.
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for recording
using the DV IN jack” (page 77), and press
ONE TOUCH DUBBING on the remote.
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.
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Program Edit
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can select scenes from a DV format tape, and
then automatically record selected scenes to a disc
of your choice.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
To use this function, you will do the following:
SYSTEM
MENU
Connect your digital video camera and
prepare for recording
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
m
H
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Using the recorder’s remote control, fast forward
or rewind the tape to select the scenes. At this
point, the selected scenes are not copied to the
disc. The recorder only remembers the IN and
OUT points of the scenes that you selected for
dubbing. You can also reset, erase, or change the
order of the scenes.
m
Dub the selected scenes to a disc
After you have selected the scenes, the recorder
will fast forward and rewind the tape
automatically and record the scenes to a disc of
your choice.
◆How chapters are created
The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
and the title is divided into chapters. For a DVDRW (VR mode) and the HDD, every shooting on
the tape and each selected scene becomes a
chapter on the disc (Auto Scene Chaptering
function). For other discs, the recorder divides the
title in either 6 or 15-minute intervals, according
to the setting in “Auto Chapter” in Features Setup.
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x REC
STOP
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for
recording using the DV IN jack” (page 77),
and press SYSTEM MENU.
2
Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
The display asks if you want to start selecting
scenes.
Scenes Selection
Do you want to select a scene?
Start
Cancel
• 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 6.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
6
The display for setting the IN point (start of
the scene) appears.
The scene starts to play in the background.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
A new Scene List menu appears with the
selected scene.
Select scene (Set IN point)
SCENE LIST
Total 0:00:22 Scenes 1
OK
0:00:30-0:00:52
Duration 0:00:22
1
Quit
Add
Controlling...
IN 0:00:30
OUT - : - - : - -
4
A Thumbnail picture
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
B Time information
C Total duration of the program
The display for setting the OUT point (end of
the scene) appears. The scene starts to play in
the background from the IN point.
D Total number of scenes
7
Select scene (Set OUT point)
IN 0:00:30
OUT 0:00:52
Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display asks if you want to add the
selected scene to the Scene List menu. To
preview the scene, select “Preview.” To reset
either the IN or OUT point, select “Change
IN” or “Change OUT,” and repeat from step
4.
Scenes Selection
Do you want to capture the scene
between IN 0:00:30 and OUT 0:00:52?
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change IN
8
When you finish editing the Scene List,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
DV Dubbing (DV t HDD/DVD)
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order. Follow the
explanations on the screen to change the order
by pressing M/m and ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK.”
“Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
“Change IN”: Changes the start of the scene.
Repeat from step 4.
“Change OUT”: Changes the end of the scene.
Repeat from step 5.
Controlling...
5
When you finish adding scenes, select the
scene you want to edit, and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter,”
and follow the explanations on page 40.
Title Name
Enter the title name.
Change OUT
DV 11.10.2003 13:30 - 12.11.2003 16:46
OK
Enter
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9
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The default title name is fixed, and the display
asks if you want to start recording. To change
the disc media, select “Media” and press M/m.
To change the dubbing mode, select “Dub
Mode” and press M/m.
DV Dubbing
2.6GB
Change the dubbing mode if necessary.
Select "Start" to start dubbing.
Media
Dub Mode
DVD
SP 0.8GB
Start
Cancel
Data capacity required for the dubbing.
10Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts recording the tape contents
as programmed.
• If the recording does not fit due to the
dubbing mode you selected, the display asks
if you want to continue. To change the
dubbing mode, select “Reset” and repeat
from step 9. To have the recorder adjust the
dubbing mode, select “Auto Dub Mode.”
• If there is not enough disc space even after
changing the dubbing mode, the display
asks if you want to record halfway. To
continue, select “OK.”
To stop during recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Notes
• The disc may not be recorded as programmed if the
tape’s time code is not sequential or there are blanks
between the recordings on the tape. In this case, see
“Recording From Connected Equipment Without a
Timer” (page 52).
• The start and end points of a program may be different
from what you have set if the source DV format tape is
in any of the following conditions:
– Recording mode was changed during the recording.
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of the
tape.
• If you set the beginning of the tape as the IN point and
the end point as the OUT point, the IN and OUT points
may change slightly during dubbing.
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
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2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
Settings and Adjustments
SETUP
Using the Setup Displays
By using the Setup Displays, you can make
various adjustments to items such as picture and
sound, as well as select a language for the
subtitles.
The Setup Displays are used in the following way.
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
Easy Setup
3
Note
Playback settings stored in some titles take priority over
the Setup Display settings, and not all of the functions
described may work.
Select “Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
“Features,” “Options,” or “Easy Setup,”
and press ENTER.
The selected Setup Display appears.
Example: “Video” setup
SETUP
Settings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Screen Saver :
On
Features
Options
Scart Setting
Easy Setup
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Video
Select the item you want to set up, and
press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: “TV Type”
SETUP
Settings
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
SYSTEM MENU
TITLE LIST
TIMER
TIMER LIST
DV EDIT
DUBBING
SETUP
TV Type :
16 16
: 9: 9
Video
Pause Mode :
4 : Auto
3 Letter Box
Audio
Component Out :
4 : Off
3 Pan Scan
Features
Options
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Screen Saver :
On
Settings and Adjustments
4
SYSTEM
MENU
Line4 Input :
Scart Setting
Easy Setup
Line4 Input :
Video
Some items display a dialogue box that
provides further detailed settings.
Example: The following dialogue box appears
when “Parental Control” in Features Setup is
selected.
Features - Parental Control
Enter your password.
OK
Cancel
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In this case, see “Parental Control” in
“Recording and Parental Control Settings
(Features)” (page 93).
5
Select an option, and press ENTER.
The currently selected option is displayed
next to the setup item.
Example: when “4:3 Letter Box” is set.
Aerial Reception and
Language Settings
(Settings)
The Settings Setup helps you to make tuner, clock,
and channel settings for the recorder.
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
4 : 3 Letter Box
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Screen Saver :
On
Features
Options
Select “Settings” in the Setup Display. To use the
display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 83).
SETUP
Scart Setting
Easy Setup
Line4 Input :
Video
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
Easy Setup
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly.
Channel Setting
Presets channels manually.
If some channels could not be set using the Easy
Setup function, you can set them manually.
If there is no sound or if the picture is distorted, the
wrong tuner system may have been preset during
Easy Setup. Set the correct tuner system manually
in the steps below.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 83) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
2
Select “Channel Setting,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
3
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Selected programme position
Settings - Channel Setting
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System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 8
4
Select “System,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
5
Prog. 8
10 Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
BG
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
DK
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
I
Channel Set :
C5
Station Name :
ARD
L
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
On
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
NICAM
Audio :
NICAM
Audio :
NICAM
Standard
Select an available TV system, BG, DK, I, or
L, and press ENTER (page 86).
BG
Select this when in West European
countries, except those listed in
“Receivable channels” (page 86).
DK
Select this when in East European
countries.
I
Select this when in Great Britain/
Ireland.
L
Select this when in France.
NICAM
Normally, select this.
Standard
Select this if the sound from
NICAM broadcasts is not
clear.
11 Select “NICAM,” and press ENTER.
12 Select “AFT” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
6
Select “Normal/CATV,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
CATV
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Select “Normal,” and press ENTER.
To set CATV (Cable Television) channels,
select “CATV.”
8
Select “Channel Set,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
C2
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Normal
Channel Set :
C5
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
On
AFT :
On
Off
Prog. 8
Prog. 8
On
Turns on the Auto Fine
Tuning function. Normally,
select this.
Off
Allows you to adjust the
pictures manually.
13 Select “On” to turn on AFT, and press
ENTER.
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
work effectively, select “Off” and press
ENTER. When the fine tuning bar appears,
press </, to obtain a clearer picture, and
press ENTER.
Fine Tuning
Press M/m repeatedly until the channel you
want is displayed, then press ENTER.
The channels are scanned in the order shown
in the table below.
• If you know the number of the channel you
want, press the number buttons. For
example, for channel 5, first press “0” and
then press “5.” Then press ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
System :
Normal / CATV :
Prog. 8
7
9
Prog. 8
Prog. 8
To preset another channel, repeat from step 3.
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4
◆Receivable channels
TV system
Channel coverage
BG (West European
Countries, except
those listed below)
E2 - E12 VHF
Select “Station Name,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
Input Station Name
AAB
Italia A – H VHF
"A"
E21 – E69 UHF
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
F
3
4 G H
I
4
J
L
5
1
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
5
.
,
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
S01 – S05 CATV
DK (East European
Countries)
R1 – R12 VHF
To enter characters, see page 40.
R21 – R69 UHF
5
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
S1 – S20 CATV
I (Great Britain/
Ireland)
S21 – S41 HYPER
PAY-TV/CANAL+
S01 – S05 CATV
Sets the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels.
For details, see page 30.
Ireland A – J VHF
South Africa 4 – 13 VHF
B21 – B69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
L (France)
F2 – F10 VHF
F21 – F69 UHF
B – Q CATV
Channel List (Changing/Disabling
the channels)
Changes or disables the programme positions after
setting the channels. If any programme positions
are unused or contain unwanted channels, you can
disable them.
You can also change station names. If the station
names are not displayed, you can enter them
manually.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 83) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
2
Select “Channel List,” and press ENTER.
S21 – S41 HYPER
Station Name
Changes or enters a new station name (up to 5
characters). The recorder must receive channel
information (for instance, SMARTLINK
information) for station names to appear
automatically.
1
2
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 83) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
Select “Channel Setting,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
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Settings - Channel List
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 1
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position for which you want to change or enter
a station name.
3
Prog
Channel
1
C3
AAB
2
C5
Name
FGH
3
C12
4
C21
5
C23
6
C24
PQR
Press M/m to select the row containing the
programme position you want to change or
disable.
To change, press ENTER and go to step 4.
To disable, press CLEAR and go to step 6.
The disabled positions will be skipped when
you press PROG +/–.
To display other pages for programme
positions 7 to 99, press M/m repeatedly.
4
Press M/m until the selected channel row
moves to the desired programme position.
The selected channel is inserted at the new
programme position.
Settings - Channel List
5
6
Prog
Channel
Name
1
C3
AAB
2
C12
3
C21
4
C5
5
C23
6
C24
• If the recorder does not receive a time signal
from any station, “Auto Adjust” returns to
“Off” automatically and the menu for setting
the clock manually appears on the screen.
z Hint
If you set “Auto Adjust” to “On,” the Auto Clock Set
function is activated whenever the recorder is turned off.
FGH
PQR
Press ENTER to confirm the setting.
To change or disable the programme position
of another station, repeat from step 3.
Note
Be sure to correctly select the programme position you
want to disable. If you disable the wrong programme
position by mistake, you need to reset that channel
manually.
Clock
Note
The Auto Clock Set function does not work while the
recorder is standing by for Synchro-Recording.
◆To set the clock manually
If the Auto Clock Set function did not set the clock
correctly for your local area, try another station for
the Auto Clock Set function or set the clock
manually.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 83) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
2
3
Select “Clock,” and press ENTER.
Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Clock
Auto Adjust
Present Time :
2
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 83) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
4
5
Thu
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ARD
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Select “Off,” and press ENTER.
Select “Present Time,” and press ENTER.
Clock - Present Time
Select “Clock,” and press ENTER.
Set the time and date manually.
Settings - Clock
Thu 1
Auto Adjust :
Off
Present Time :
Thu
Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Clock
Auto Adjust :
Present Time :
4
5
Off
Off
Thu
2004
0 : 00
1
1. 1. 2004. 21:39
6
3
1
Settings and Adjustments
1
Off
Off
Auto Adjust :
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel
in your local area broadcasts a time signal.
1 1
ARD
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.
1. 1. 2004. 21:39
To change the numbers, press < to return to
the item to be changed, and press M/m.
Select “On,” and press ,.
Press M/m repeatedly until the programme
position of the station that carries a time signal
appears, and press ENTER.
7
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Settings - Clock
Auto Adjust :
Present Time :
Off
On
Thu
1 1
ARD
1. 1. 2004. 21:39
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Language
Video Settings (Video)
OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language given
priority in the disc is selected.
Subtitle (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc.
When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
language changes according to the language you
selected for the sound track.
Video settings will adjust items related to the
image, such as size and colour.
Choose the settings according to the type of TV,
tuner, or decoder 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.
SETUP
Settings
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” (page 114) using the number
buttons.
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Screen Saver :
On
Features
Options
Scart Setting
Easy Setup
Line4 Input :
Video
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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TV Type
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
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.
Progressive Mode
16:9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
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.
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you want
to view progressive signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
Notes
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.
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.
Settings and Adjustments
Auto
DVD software can be divided into two types: film
based software and video based software. Video
based software is derived from TV, such as
dramas and sit-coms, and displays images at 30
frames/60 fields (25 frames/50 fields) per second.
Film based software is derived from film and
displays images at 24 frames per second. Some
DVD software contains both Video and Film.
In order for these images to appear natural on your
screen when output in PROGRESSIVE mode (50
or 60 frames per second), the progressive video
signal needs to be converted to match the type of
DVD software that you are watching.
You can fine-tune the progressive 525p/625p
video signal that is output when you press
PROGRESSIVE (“PROGRESSIVE” lights up).
Note that you must connect to a progressive
format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks (page 15).
• When you set “Line1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot
set “Component Out” to “On.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks, do not select “Off.” If you select “Off” in this
case, the picture may not appear.
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Scart Setting
Line4 Input
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.
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE 4 IN jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
◆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.
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/DECODER 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.
Decoder
Select this when connecting to a
PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
◆Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
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Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
Audio Settings (Audio)
The Audio Setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
“Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
only when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 92).
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The Audio Setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
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.
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital :
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
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 AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
On
Off
Select this when the
playback sound from the
speakers is distorted.
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 “Checking the Play Information
and Playing Time” (page 38). This function
affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 92).
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.
Normally select this
position.
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Settings and Adjustments
Audio ATT (attenuation)
Downmix (DVDs only)
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Digital Out
Selects if audio signals are output via the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks.
On
Normally select this
position. When you select
“On,” see “To set the digital
output signal” for further
settings.
Off
The influence of the digital
circuit upon the analogue
circuit is minimal.
◆To set the digital output signal
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 “Connecting the Audio
Cords” (page 17).
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” and “DTS”
after setting “Digital Out” to “On.”
• MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
MPEG decoder. If you play
MPEG audio sound tracks,
the recorder outputs stereo
signals via the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
• DTS (DVD VIDEO 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.
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital :
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
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.
• Dolby Digital (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
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D-PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component lacking a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder. You
can select whether the
signals conform to Dolby
Surround (Pro Logic) or not
by making adjustments to
the “Downmix” item in
Audio Setup (page 91).
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
Note
When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to
listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to
“MPEG” in Audio Setup, no sound will come from your
speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.
Recording and Parental
Control Settings (Features)
The Features Setup allows you to adjust recording
and parental control settings.
1
2
3
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The Features Setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
SETUP
Settings
TV Direct Rec :
On
Video
Auto Chapter :
6 Min
Audio
TV Guide Page
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Parental Control
One Touch Dubbing
Sychro Rec:
Record to HDD
HQ Setting:
HQ
Colour System :
PAL
On
Allows you to easily record
what you are watching on the
TV using SMARTLINK.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec
function.
TV Guide Page
Some broadcast systems ensure a Teletext
service* in which the complete programmes and
their data (title, date, channel, recording start time,
etc.) are stored day by day. A TV guide page
corresponds to each day of the week. When
recording a programme, the recorder
automatically takes the programme name from the
Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. The
TV guide page numbers depend entirely on the
broadcast itself and may be subject to change. If
so, you may have to set those TV guide page
numbers manually in the TV Guide Page menu.
* Not available in some areas.
1
After step 3 above, select “TV Guide Page”
and press , or ENTER.
The TV Guide Page menu appears.
2
Select the programme position for which you
want to set or change the TV guide page by
pressing PROG +/–.
• The TV guide page numbers (Example:
P301) appear automatically when the
recorder detects them.
Features-TV Guide Page
Sun
P 301
Mon
P 302
Tue
P 303
Wed
P 304
Auto Chapter
Thu
P 305
Fri
P 306
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into
chapters by inserting chapter markings at a
specified interval. The markings are inserted while
the recording is being made.
Sat
P 307
Off
6Min
15Min
No chapter mark is inserted.
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 6-minute
intervals.
Settings and Adjustments
TV Direct Rec (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/
DVD+R/DVD-R only)
Notes
• Depending upon the size of the recording being made,
the actual interval may vary from the interval selected
in “Auto Chapter.” The selected interval should only be
used as an approximation to create chapters.
• This function is not available when dubbing DV tapes
to HDD and DVD-RWs (VR mode). Chapter marks are
automatically entered where the recordings start on the
tape (pages 79, 80).
Prog. 4
• If no page numbers are detected (P000), you
have to set the appropriate TV guide page
number manually.
Features-TV Guide Page
Sun
P 000
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
Thu
P 000
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Prog. 4
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15-minute
intervals.
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3
Select the TV guide page number you want to
modify, and press ENTER.
Features-TV Guide Page
4
Sun
PP 000
0 0
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
Thu
P 000
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Prog. 4
0
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
Press the number buttons or </M/m/, to
enter the TV guide page number, and press
ENTER to confirm the setting.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to reenter the correct number.
After step 3 above, select “Parental Control,”
and press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Features - Parental Control
Enter a new password.
OK
Cancel
To set or change another TV guide page
number, repeat steps 3 and 4 above.
z Hint
To view Teletext information on your TV screen during
a broadcast, switch to your TV’s tuner by pressing t
(TV/video).
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Features - Parental Control
Notes
Enter your password.
• In step 4 above, enter “000” if you do not want to use
the TV guide page number for automatic labelling. The
recorder will instead store a default title name
(programme position, start time - stop time).
• Refer to the Teletext information on your TV screen to
obtain the TV guide page number with programme
titles and their start times.
• If the Teletext TV guide has a page which always
shows the programmes for the current day, this page
should be input for all days.
• If you start recording more than three minutes before
the programme is scheduled to start, the correct label
information may not be transferred.
• Note that this function may not work correctly with
programmes broadcast from some stations.
• If the broadcast system updates the Teletext
information at the moment recording starts, the title
label may not correspond to the recorded programme.
In this case, you may have to manually enter the correct
title (page 65).
OK
Cancel
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and press
ENTER.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
Password
3
Select “Standard,” and press , or ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
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Level :
Off
Standard :
Others
USA
Password
Others
4
5
Select a geographic area as the playback
limitation level, and press ENTER.
The area is selected.
• When you select “Others,” press the number
buttons to select and enter an area code in
the table (see below). Then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
◆Area code
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Off
Standard :
Others
8
Password
7
Standard
Code number
Argentina
2044
Australia
2047
Austria
2046
Belgium
2057
Brazil
2070
Canada
2079
Chile
2090
China
2092
Denmark
2115
Finland
2165
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
France
2174
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental Control setting is complete.
Germany
2109
India
2248
6
5
4
6
Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Parental Control” under “Factory Setup” in
Options Setup (page 97).
• 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.
Indonesia
2238
Italy
2254
Japan
2276
Korea
2304
Malaysia
2363
Mexico
2362
Netherlands
2376
New Zealand
2390
Norway
2379
Pakistan
2427
Philippines
2424
Portugal
2436
Russia
2489
Singapore
2501
Spain
2149
Sweden
2499
Switzerland
2086
Thailand
2528
United Kingdom
2184
Settings and Adjustments
To cancel the Parental Control setting for the
disc, set “Level” to “Off” in step 6.
To change the password, select “Password” in
step 3, and press ENTER. When the display
for registering a password appears, enter a
new four-digit password using the number
buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
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One Touch Dubbing
Displays the following options for the One Touch
Dub function.
◆Finalize Disc (for all recordable discs except
DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects whether or not to finalize the disc
automatically following One Touch Dubbing
(page 79).
Auto
Manual
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Allows you to finalize the
disc manually.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Selects the colour system when playing VIDEO
CDs (including Super VCDs).
NTSC
The Options Setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
Automatically finalizes the
disc following One Touch
Dubbing.
Colour System
PAL
Disc and Remote Control
Settings/Factory Settings
(Options)
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
The Options Setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
Plays a disc in PAL colour
system.
Settings
Plays a disc in NTSC colour
system.
Format DVD :
VR
Video
HDD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Audio
DVD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Dimmer :
Normal
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Factory Setup
Synchro Rec
Selects the recording destination used for
Synchro-Recording (page 51).
Record to
HDD
Records to the HDD.
Record to
DVD
Records to DVDs.
HQ Setting (HDD only)
Selects the HQ mode used for recording on the
HDD (page 41).
96
HQ+
Records in higher quality
(approximate 15 Mbps).
HQ
Records in the standard HQ
mode.
Format DVD (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.
HDD Bilingual Rec. (HDD only)
Command Mode
Selects the sound to be recorded on the HDD.
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder if
other DVD equipment is assigned the same
Command Mode. Be sure to match the Command
Mode switch on the remote to the setting made
here. For details, see “If you have a Sony DVD
player or more than one Sony DVD recorder” on
page 21.
Main
Records the main sound for
the bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for
the bilingual programme.
Main+Sub
Records the main and sub
sounds for the bilingual
programme.
Note
If you set the recording mode to be changed while
dubbing from a DVD to the HDD, the sound recorded in
the source (DVD) is applied regardless of this setting.
DVD Bilingual Rec. (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the recordable
disc. This setting is not necessary when recording
on DVD-RWs (VR mode) that record both the
main and sub sounds.
Records the main sound for
the bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for
the bilingual programme.
Power
Save
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is
off.
Select this if the default
Command Mode conflicts
with other DVD equipment.
DVD3
The default Command Mode
of the recorder.
Allows you to select the setup settings by group,
and return them to their default settings. Note that
all of your previous settings will be lost.
1
After step 3 above, select “Factory Setup,”
and press , or ENTER.
The display for selecting a group of settings
appears.
2
Select the group of settings you want to return
to default from “Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
“Features,” “Options,” “Parental Control,”
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.
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Bright lighting.
DVD2
Factory Setup
Dimmer
Normal
Select this if the default
Command Mode conflicts
with other DVD equipment.
Settings and Adjustments
Main
DVD1
Auto Display
On
Automatically displays
information on the screen
when the recorder is turned
on, etc.
Off
Displays information only
when DISPLAY is pressed.
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Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the Easy Setup programme.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Easy Setup
Video
Audio
Features
Options
Easy Setup
4
5
6
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Press ENTER.
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 22) from step 5.
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.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Picture noise appears.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder
passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
player, the copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programmes could affect picture
quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s S
VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE until
the progressive indicator turns off.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Set the channel manually in “Channel Setting” in
Settings Setup (page 84).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
programme using the PROG +/– buttons.
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 RF cable is connected to the AERIAL OUT
jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to the
AERIAL IN jack.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 86).
, A timer recording started, which changed the
channels.
Additional Information
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 13).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VCR”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
, Check that “Scart Setting” in Video Setup is set
to the appropriate item that conforms to your
system (page 90).
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
“Component Out” in Video Setup to “On”
(page 89).
, This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (525p/625p) signals, the image may be
affected when you set the recorder to progressive
format. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE so
that the PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off and
the recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
, You are playing a DVD recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
, Noises may appear in the pictures recorded on
the HDD, which is due to the characteristics of
HDD, and is not a malfunction.
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1-TV
jack, select “L1” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “L2” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN
jacks, select “L4” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack, select “L3” in the front panel
display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
SELECT.
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If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack,
(this is usually for a digital video camera
connection), select “DV” in the front panel
display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
SELECT.
, When an S video cable is connected to the
recorder’s LINE 4 IN jack, set “Line4 Input” in
Video Setup to “S Video” (page 90).
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 copy-protection
signal applied to some programmes could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in Video Setup in accordance
with the aspect ratio of your TV (page 88).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” in
Video Setup.
, The aspect ratio of the title is fixed.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting” in
Video Setup is set to the appropriate item that
conforms to your system (page 90).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or the
connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
jacks, check the Audio Setup settings (page 91).
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “On”
(page 91).
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Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT AUDIO
L/R jacks, LINE 1-TV jack, or LINE 3/
DECODER 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 Audio Setup to “TV Mode”
(page 91).
, Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “Off”
(page 91).
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded.
, When recording from connected equipment, set
“Line Audio Input” in TOOLS menu to
“Bilingual” (page 52).
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be
recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs. To record the
language, select “Main” or “Sub” of “DVD
Bilingual Rec.” in Options Setup before
recording (page 97). To record both the main and
sub sounds, record on a DVD-RW (VR mode).
, Any discs other than the HDD or DVD-RWs
(VR mode) cannot be used for recording both
main and both sounds. To record on the HDD, set
“HDD Bilingual Rec.” in Options Setup to
“Main+Sub” (page 97).
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks
and want to change the audio track for a DVDRW (VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
Digital” in Audio Setup to “D-PCM” (page 92).
Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc
(except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalized (page 37).
The recorder does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 54).
, You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu or
DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
start playback.
The recorder starts playing automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
do some of the operations above. See the
instruction manual supplied with the disc.
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
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 on the TV screen (page 56).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s
menu.
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 62).
Recording/Timer recording/Editing
The programme position cannot be changed
from the channel you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately after you
press z REC.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INFOWRITE” disappears
from the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
timer setting correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a
power failure that lasted for more than 1 hour.
Reset the clock (page 87).
, The channel was disabled after the timer
recording was set. See “Channel Setting” on
page 84.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” was selected in the
TOOLS menu (page 43).
, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
(page 47).
, 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.
Additional Information
, 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 angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
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.
Recording does not stop after you press x
STOP.
, Open the remote’s cover and press x REC
STOP.
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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 87).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
(page 47).
, Disc space was not enough.
, The PDC/VPS function is working.
Contents previously recorded were erased.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC
will be erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
, “Auto Title Erase” in the TOOLS menu (appears
when you press TOOLS while the Timer List
menu is turned on) is set to “On” (page 47).
, The title was updated and recorded over
(page 42).
The PDC/VPS function does not operate.
, Check that the clock and date are set correctly.
, Check that the PDC/VPS time you set is the
correct one (there might be a mistake in the TV
programme guide). If the broadcast you wanted
to record did not send the good PDC/VPS
information, the recorder will not start recording.
, If the reception is poor, the PDC/VPS signal
might be altered and the recorder might not start
recording.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” is selected (page 43).
Recording from the equipment with
a timer
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
Synchro-Rec setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected equipment.
Turn off the connected equipment and set the
recorder to Synchro-Rec standby mode
(page 51).
, The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Press SYNCHRO
REC to have the recorder stand by for recording.
Make sure the SYNCHRO REC indicator lights
up on the front panel (page 51).
, 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 52).
, There was a power failure during the recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when the satellite receiver is turned on.
, The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn
off the satellite receiver and cancel the SynchroRec function (page 51).
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 87).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that
lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock
(page 87).
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than three
minutes, the recording mode indication may be
displayed incorrectly. The actual recording itself
is correctly made in the selected recording mode.
The clock does not appear in the front panel
display.
, “Dimmer” in Options Setup is set to “Power
Save” (page 97).
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 20).
, Turn on the recorder.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
the recorder.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same command
mode (page 21).
, Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 21).
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
equipment and recorder. Set a different
command mode for the recorder (page 21).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down [/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder
to operate abnormally, turn off the recorder and
wait until the clock appears in the front panel
display. Then, unplug the recorder and after
leaving it off for a while, plug it in again.
Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
the table on page 104).
The disc tray does not open after you press Z
(open/close).
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
“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.
, The hard disk error occurred. Press down @/1 on
the recorder for ten seconds to restart the
recorder. If this does not resolve the problem,
format the recorder’s HDD by pressing down the
HDD button on the recorder for more than ten
seconds until “WELCOME” appears in the front
panel display. Note that all the contents recorded
on the HDD will be erased.
“FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
not blocked. Then, turn off the recorder, wait
until the clock appears in the front panel display,
and disconnect the mains lead. Leave the
recorder off for a while, then re-connect the
mains lead, and press [/1 on the recorder.
Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder
is off.
, While the recorder is adjusting the clock for the
Auto Clock Set function or scanning the
channels for the PDC/VPS function, operational
noises (such as the internal fan) may be heard,
even when the power is off. This is not a
malfunction.
The disc tray does not open and you cannot
remove the disc after you press Z (open/
close).
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock appears in
the front panel display, disconnect the mains
lead. Connect it 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.
Additional Information
, 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.
“HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 55).
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
Notes About This Recorder
On operation
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
prevent the recorder from malfunctioning, a fivecharacter service number (e.g., C 13 50) with a
combination of a letter and four numbers appears
in the front panel display. In this case, check the
following table.
• If the recorder is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, or is placed in a very damp
room, moisture may condense on the lenses
inside the recorder. Should this occur, the
recorder may not operate properly. In this case,
remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any discs.
If you don’t, the disc may be damaged.
First three
Cause and/or
characters of the corrective action
service number
On adjusting volume
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
(xx is a number)
To prevent a malfunction,
the recorder has
performed the selfdiagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony
service facility and
give the fivecharacter service
number.
Example: E 61 10
Do not turn up the volume while listening to a
section with very low level inputs or no audio
signals. If you do, the speakers may be damaged
when a peak level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
About repairing the hard disk drive
• It may be necessary to access data stored on the
hard disk for testing purposes; there is no
intention to copy or store the data, titles or any
other information.
• If replacement or initialization (format) is
required, the hard disk will be formatted at our
discretion. In this case, please note that all of the
contents recorded there will be erased (including
any data found to violate copyright law).
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
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.
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• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
disc from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or anti-static
spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage:
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F1 to F10, Italian
A to H, Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 13/
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to B69,
F21 to F69/CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20,
France B to Q/HYPER: S21 to S41
The above channel coverage merely ensures the
channel reception within these ranges. It does not
guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
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 Video
Audio recording format/applicable bit rate:
Dolby Digital/2 ch, 256 kbps
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/LINE 4 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than 22
kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
Vp-p (PAL)
,continued
Additional Information
When you play PCM sound tracks with a 96 kHz
sampling frequency, the output signals from the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
are converted to 48 kHz sampling frequency.
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LINE 1 -TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
Decoder
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output
jack/–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5
Vp-p/75 ohms
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:
RDR-HX900: 54 W
RDR-HX1000: 55 W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 89 × 346 mm
(width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity:
RDR-HX900: 160 GB
RDR-HX1000: 250 GB
Mass (approx.): 5.9 kg
Operating temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC
Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 %
Supplied accessories:
Audio/video cord (1)
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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.
The signals of the SECAM colour system can be
received or recorded but played back in the PAL
colour system only. Recording of video sources
based on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
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About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
digital video, digital audio and other data in two
directions between equipment having the i.LINK
jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be connected
by a single i.LINK cable. Possible applications are
operations and data transactions with various
digital AV equipment. When two or more i.LINKcompatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data
transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that this recorder is connected to but
also with other devices via the directly connected
equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the characteristics
and specifications of the equipment to be
connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some
connected equipment.
Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data
transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a
different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
data that can be sent or received in one second. For
example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
megabits of data can be sent in one second.
i.LINK functions on this recorder
Additional Information
For details on how to dub when this recorder is
connected to other video equipment having DV
jacks, see page 77.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
will not accept MICRO MV signals from
equipment such as a MICRO MV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 77.
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.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Front panel
Buttons on the recorder have the same function as the buttons on the remote if they have the same or
similar names.
A @/1 (on/standby) button (22)
I </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)
B Front panel display (39, 110)
J SYSTEM MENU button (32)
C Disc tray (42)
D TIMER REC indicator (42)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (51)
K O RETURN button (33)
E
M PROGRAM +/– buttons (48)
(remote sensor) (19)
L ./> (previous/next) buttons (56)
F A (open/close) button (42)
N REC MODE button (41)
G H (play) button (54)
O INPUT SELECT button (52, 77)
X (pause) button (56)
x (stop) button (54)
H z REC button (48)
X REC PAUSE button (48)
x REC STOP button (48)
108
TOOLS button (33)
P DVD button/indicator (33)
HDD button/indicator (33)
Q LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO L/
R) jacks (27)
qk
DV IN jack (77)
Remote
Buttons on the remote have the same function as
the buttons on the recorder if they have the same
or similar names. Buttons with an orange dot next
to them can be used with your TV when the TV/
DVD switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD switch (20)
B Z (open/close) button (42, 56)
C HDD button (33)
DVD button (33)
D Number buttons (44, 61)
SET button (44)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
E CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (44)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
F
(audio) button (56)
(subtitle) button (56)
(angle) button (56)
G [TIMER] button (42, 44)
H SYSTEM MENU button (32)
TITLE LIST button (33, 54, 65)
TOOLS button (33)
I CURSOR MODE button (33)
J O RETURN button (33)
K TOP MENU button (54)
L . (previous)/> (next)
buttons (56)
Additional Information
M z REC button (48)
X REC PAUSE button (48)
x REC STOP button (48)
N REC MODE button (41)
O SYNCHRO REC button (51)
P PROGRESSIVE button (16)
Q ONE TOUCH DUBBING button (79)
R [/1 (on/standby) button (22)
S PROG (programme) +/– buttons (48)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
T
2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)
U t (TV/video), TV/DVD button (20)
V DISPLAY button (38)
TIME/TEXT button (38)
W
(wide mode) button (20)
X </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)
Y ZOOM +/– buttons (33)
Z
(instant replay)/
buttons (56)
(instant advance)
,continued
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wj MENU button (54)
ea INPUT SELECT button (52, 77)
wk m
es SUR (surround) button (56)
/
M (search) buttons (56)
wl H (play) button (54)
ed COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
(21)
The button has a tactile dot*.
X (pause) button (56)
x (stop) button (54)
e; CHAPTER MARK/ERASE buttons (68)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
Front panel display
HDD
DVD
DVD RW
V CD VR
PLAYLIST
STEREO NICAM
BILINGUAL
TV
PROGRESSIVE
SMARTLINK
A HDD/DVD indicators
Displays the selected media and the
playing/recording/dubbing status.
B Disc type*/recording format
C
(angle) indicator (56)
D PLAYLIST indicator (34)
E Audio signal indicators (38)
H TV indicator (48)
I Displays the following (39):
•
•
•
•
•
•
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Programme position
TV Direct Rec indication (48): “TV”
appears in the right most two digits.
F STEREO/BILINGUAL indicators (41)
J SMARTLINK indicator (15)
G NICAM indicator (41)
K PROGRESSIVE indicator (16)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
z Hint
You can turn off the front panel display when the recorder is turned off by setting “Dimmer” to “Power Save” in Options
Setup (page 97).
110
Rear panel
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 3 / DECODER
IN
LINE 4 IN
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
OUT
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (13)
B LINE 1 – TV jack (14)
C LINE 3/DECODER jack (26)
D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR) jacks (14)
E AC IN terminal (19)
F LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (14)
Y
LINE 2 OUT
R AUDIO L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
~ AC IN
G LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R/VIDEO) jacks
(14, 17)
H DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/OPTICAL)
jacks (17)
I LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO) jack (27)
J LINE 4 IN (AUDIO L/R/VIDEO) jacks
(27)
Additional Information
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Glossary
Chapter (page 61)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
Copy protection signals (page 42)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programmes and restrict recording on this
recorder.
Dolby Digital (page 92)
Digital audio compression technology developed
by Dolby Laboratories. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
discrete channels of high quality digital audio
found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround sound
systems.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DTS (page 92)
Digital audio compression technology by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. DTS provides the same discrete
channels of high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
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DVD+R (page 8)
A DVD+R (read “plus R”) is a recordable disc that
is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can
be recorded only once to a DVD+R, and will have
the same format as a DVD VIDEO.
DVD+RW (page 8)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
DVD-R (page 8)
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
once to a DVD-R, and will have the same format
as a DVD VIDEO.
DVD-RW (page 8)
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW has two different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVDs created in Video mode have the
same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
contents to be programmed or edited.
DVD VIDEO (page 8)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of moving
pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a doublelayer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a singlelayer and double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, which
is a worldwide standard of digital compression
technology. The picture data is compressed to
about 1/40 (average) of its original size. The DVD
also uses a variable rate coding technology that
changes the data to be allocated according to the
status of the picture. Audio information is
recorded in a multi-channel format, such as Dolby
Digital, allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such as
the multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental
Control functions are provided on the DVD.
Hard disk drive (page 3)
Track (page 61)
A hard disk drive is a whole mechanical system
that consists of disks and drive. Disks are flat,
circular, rigid plates coated with a thin magnetic
media. Magnetic heads record data on the rapidly
spinning disks, and this enables the speedy and
efficient reading and writing of data.
Sections of a music feature on a CD (the length of
a song).
Interlace format (page 16)
Interlace format shows every other line of an
image as a single “field” and is the standard
method for displaying images on television. The
even number field shows the even numbered lines
of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the
odd numbered lines of an image.
MPEG Audio (page 92)
International standard coding system used to
compress audio digital signals authorized by ISO/
IEC. MPEG 2, used on DVDs, conforms to up to
7.1-channel surround.
Original (page 64)
Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
Playlist (page 64)
Progressive format (page 16)
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 25-30 frames/
50-60 fields in one second, the Progressive format
can show 50/60 frames in one second. The overall
picture quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
Additional Information
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a DVD-RW (VR mode). A Playlist
leaves the original titles as they are, and contains
only the information needed to control playback.
A Playlist title takes up very little disc space.
Title (page 61)
The longest section of a picture or music feature
on a DVD, movie, etc., in video software, or the
entire album in audio software.
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Language Code List
For details, see page 88.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1507
1508
1509
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515
1516
1517
1521
1525
1527
1528
1529
1531
1532
1534
1535
1538
1539
1540
1543
1557
1564
1572
1581
1587
1613
1632
1665
1684
1697
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
114
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali;
Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian;
Lettish
1345 Malagasy
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan)Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto;
Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
RhaetoRomance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
SerboCroatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
1703 Not specified
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 24, 88
4:3 Letter Box 24, 88
4:3 Pan Scan 24, 88
A
“A-B Erase” 66
Adjusting
playback picture 58
playback sound 59
recording picture 49
Aerial 13
“AFT” 85
Album 38, 63
Album number 38
“Album Search” 61
Angle 56
Area code 95
“Audio” 88
Audio 56, 91
“Audio ATT” 91
“Audio Connection” 24
Audio cord 17
“Audio DRC” 91
“Audio Filter” 59
“Audio Settings” 59
“Auto Adjust” 87
“Auto Chapter” 93
Auto Clock Set 87
“Auto Display” 97
“Auto Title Erase” 47
Auto Tuner Preset 23
B
Batteries 19
“Bilingual” 51, 53
Bilingual recording 41
“BNR” 58
“Brightness” 50, 58
C
“C NR” 58
Canal Plus 29
“Capture” 69
“Capture All” 69
“CATV” 85
CD 10
“Change IN” 70, 81
“Change OUT” 70, 81
“Channel List” 86
“Channel Setting” 84
Chapter 38, 50, 68, 112
CHAPTER ERASE 68
CHAPTER MARK 68
Chapter number 38
“Chapter Search” 61
“Chasing Playback” 60
Chasing Playback 60
“Check Overlap” 46
“Check Scenes” 69
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer
List) 46
Child Lock 55
Cleaning discs 104
Clock 23, 87
“Colour” 50, 58
“Colour System” 96
Colour systems 106
“Combine” 71
“Command Mode” 22, 97
“Component Out” 89
Component video input 15
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
14
Connecting 14
the aerial cable 13
the audio cords 17
the video cords 14
“Contrast” 50, 58
Controlling TVs with the remote 20
Copy control signals 42
Copy protection 112
Copy-Free 42
Copy-Never 42
Copy-Once 42
CPRM 8
“Create Playlist” 68
Creating chapters 68
Cursor mode 34
D
DATA CD 10
“Decoder” 30
“Digital Out” 92
Digital video camera 77
“Dimmer” 97
“Disc Info” 35
Disc Map 67
“Disc Name” 36
Disc settings 35, 96
Disc space 36
Disc types 8
Display
front panel display 39,
110
On-screen display 32
Setup Display 83
“Divide” 70
Dolby Digital 18, 24, 92, 112
“Downmix” 91
DTS 25, 92, 112
“Dub Mode” 72, 82
Dubbing 72
“Dub Mode” 72
High-speed Dubbing 72
Rec Mode Conversion
Dubbing 73
“Settings” 75
“DV Audio Input” 78
DV Dubbing 77
One Touch Dubbing 79,
96
Program Edit 80
“DV EDIT” 80
DV IN 77
“DVD Bilingual Rec.” 97
“DVD Menu” 88
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” 49
DVD VIDEO 10, 112
DVD+R 8, 112
DVD+RW 8, 112
DVD-R 8, 112
DVD-RW 8, 112
DVD-RWs (Video mode) 64
“DVE” 58
,continued
115
E
M
Easy Setup 22, 98
Editing 64, 68
DV Edit 77
Enter characters 40
“Erase” 46, 65, 70, 81
“Erase All” 36
“Erase Titles” 66
“Extend Rec” 44
Mains Lead 19
Manual Clock Set 87
MENU 54
Menu
DVD’s Menu 54
Top menu 54
“Mix” 78
“Modify” 46
“Move” 70, 81
MP3 audio tracks 62
MPEG 92, 113
F
“Factory Setup” 97
“Features” 93
“Finalize” 37
“Finalize Disc” 96
Finalizing 37
“Format” 36
“Format DVD” 96
Formatting 36
Freeze Frame 57
Front panel 108
Front panel display 39, 110
G
GB 36
H
Handling discs 104
“HDD Bilingual Rec.” 97
“Hue” 58
I
i.LINK 106
INPUT SELECT 52, 78
Interlace 113
Interlace format 113
L
Labelling 36
Language 88
LINE 2 IN 27
LINE 3/DECODER 26
LINE 4 IN 27
“Line Audio Input” 51, 53
“Line1 Output” 24, 90
“Line3 Input” 90
“Line3 Output” 90
“Line4 Input” 90
116
N
NICAM 42, 85
“Normal” 85
Number buttons 40, 45
O
One Touch Dubbing 79, 96
One Touch Menu 55
One Touch Play 55
One Touch Timer 44
On-screen display
“OSD” language 23, 88
Setup Display 83
Sub-menu 32
System Menu 32
TOOLS menu 33
“Options” 96
Original 34, 64, 113
P
Page mode 34
Parental Control 55, 94
Parts and controls 108
“Pause Mode” 89
PAY-TV 29
“PAY-TV/CANAL +” 86
“PB Video Equalizer” 58
PBC 54
PDC 43
Picture quality 49, 58
Picture size 49
“Play Beginning” 54
Play mode 38
Playable discs 10
Playback 10, 38, 54, 57
fast forward 57
fast reverse 57
Freeze Frame 56
instant advance 57
instant replay 57
Resume Play 54
Slow-motion play 56
Playing status bar 38
Playlist 34, 64, 68, 113
“Present Time” 87
“Preset Download” 23
“Preview” 70, 81
Program Edit 80
Progressive 16, 113
“Progressive Mode” 89
“Protect” 66
“Protect Disc” 36
Protection
disc 36
title 65
Q
Quick guide to disc types 8
Quick Timer 49
R
Rear panel 111
REC 48
“Rec Mode” 49
Rec Mode Adjust 43
“Rec NR” 50
REC PAUSE 48
“Rec Settings” 49
REC STOP 48, 79
“Rec Video Equalizer” 50
Recordable discs 8
Recording 41, 51, 93
picture adjustment 49
recording format 8
Recording mode 41, 50
Recording time 50
“Update” 43
while watching another
programme 48
Recording time 41
RECOVERY 103
Region code 11
Remaining time 38
Remote 19, 109
Resetting the recorder 98
Resume Play 54
“RGB” 24, 90
S
S VIDEO 15
“S Video” 24, 90
“Scart Setting” 90
Scene List 69
Screen Saver 89
“Search” 61
Searching
fast reverse/fast forward
57
locating the beginning of
the title/chapter/
track 57
Search mode 61
SET 20, 40
“Set Thumbnail” 66
“Settings” 84
Setup Display 83
Simultaneous Rec and Play 60
Slow-motion play 57
SMARTLINK 15
Sort 34
Sound quality 59
“Station Name” 86
“Stereo1” 78
“Stereo2” 78
Sub-menu 32
Subtitle 56, 88
Super VIDEO CD 10
Surround 57
Synchro Rec 51
“System” 85
System Menu 32, 83
T
Teletext 48, 93
Thumbnail picture 34
“Time Search” 61
TIME/TEXT 39
TIMER 43
Timer List 46
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 46
manual setting 42
Rec Mode Adjust 43
Synchro Rec 51
VIDEO Plus+ 44
Title 38, 113
TITLE LIST 54
Title List 33, 54
Sort 34
Thumbnail 34
Zoom 33
“Title Name” 66
Title number 38
“Title Search” 61
TOOLS menu 33
TOP MENU 54
Track 113
“Track Search” 61
Troubleshooting 99
Tuner System 23
“TV Direct Rec” 48, 93
“TV Guide Page” 93
TV system 85
“TV Type” 24, 88
TV/DVD 48
TV/DVD switch 20
TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
57
Z
Zoom 33
ZWEITON 42
U
“Unfinalize” 37
Usable discs 8, 10
V
“Video” 24, 88, 90
VIDEO CD 10
Video cord 14
Video input 15
Video mode 8
VIDEO Plus+ 44
“Video Settings” 58
VPS 43
VR mode 8, 64
Y
“Y NR” 58
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