Sony RDR-HXD1065 Operating instructions

Sony RDR-HXD1065 Operating instructions
2-895-172-11(1)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
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RDR-HXD1065
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Precautions
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
The mains lead must be changed
only at a qualified service shop.
• This unit operates on 220 –
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that
the unit’s operating voltage is
identical with your local power
supply.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
• Install this system so that the
mains lead can be unplugged
from the wall socket
immediately in the event of
trouble.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
GUIDE Plus+, VIDEO Plus+, GLINK are (1) registered trademarks
or trademarks of, (2) manufactured
under license from and (3) subject
of various international patents and
patent applications owned by, or
licensed to, Gemstar-TV Guide
International, Inc. and/or its related
affiliates.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye
hazard. As the laser beam used in
this DVD recorder is harmful to
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble
the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom and
Republic of Ireland
A molded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment
for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug
supplied need to be replaced, a 5
AMP fuse approved by ASTA or
BSI to BS1362, (i.e., marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse
cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse.
Never use the plug without the fuse
cover. If you should lose the fuse
cover, please contact your nearest
Sony service station.
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GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE
INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES
ARE NOT IN ANY WAY
LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY
OF THE PROGRAM
SCHEDULE INFORMATION
PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE
PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT
SHALL GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE
INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND /
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES
BE LIABLE FOR ANY
AMOUNTS REPRESENTING
LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF
BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
IN CONNECTION WITH THE
PROVISION OR USE OF ANY
INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT,
OR SERVICES RELATING TO
THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and
other European countries
with separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on
its packaging indicates that this
product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the
environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of
this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more
detailed information about
recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Precautions
• Do not attempt to replace or
upgrade the hard disk by
yourself, as this may result in
malfunction.
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.
If the hard disk drive should
malfunction, you cannot recover
lost data. The hard disk drive is
only a temporary storage space.
On safety
About repairing the hard
disk drive
Should any solid object or liquid
fall into the cabinet, unplug the
recorder and have it checked by
qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
About the hard disk drive
The hard disk has a high storage
density, which enables long
recording durations and quick
access to the written data.
However, it can easily be
damaged by shock, vibration or
dust, and should be kept away
from magnets. To avoid losing
important data, observe the
following precautions.
• Do not apply a strong shock to
the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location subject to mechanical
vibrations or in an unstable
location.
• Do not place the recorder on
top of a hot surface, such as a
VCR or amplifier (receiver).
• Do not use the recorder in a
place subject to extreme
changes in temperature
(temperature gradient less than
10 °C/hour).
• Do not move the recorder with
its mains lead connected.
• Do not disconnect the mains
lead while the power is on.
• When disconnecting the mains
lead, turn off the power and
make sure that the hard disk
drive is not operating (the
clock is displayed in the front
panel display for at least 30
seconds and all recording or
dubbing has stopped).
• Do not move the recorder for
one minute after you have
unplugged the mains lead.
• The contents of the hard disk
drive may be checked in case
of repair or inspection during a
malfunction or modification.
However, the contents will not
be backed up or saved by
Sony.
• If the hard disk needs to be
formatted or replaced, it will
be done at the discretion of
Sony. All contents of the hard
disk drive will be erased,
including contents that violate
copyright laws.
On power sources
• The recorder is not
disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long
as it is connected to the wall
outlet, even if the recorder
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the
recorder for a long time, be
sure to disconnect the recorder
from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord
(mains lead), grasp the plug
itself; never pull the cord.
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
Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
On compensation for lost
recordings
Sony is not liable and will not
compensate for any lost
recordings or relevant losses,
including when recordings are
not made due to reasons
including recorder failure, or
when the contents of a recording
are lost or damaged as a result of
recorder failure or repair
undertaken to the recorder. Sony
will not restore, recover, or
replicate the recorded contents
under any circumstances.
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Copyrights
Copy guard function
About this manual
• 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.
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.
• 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.
• Icons, such as DVD , listed
at the top of each explanation
indicate what kind of media
can be used with the function
being explained.
• Instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the
remote. You can also use the
controls on the recorder if they
have the same or similar
names as those on the remote.
• The on-screen display
illustrations used in this
manual may not match the
graphics displayed on your TV
screen.
• The explanations regarding
DVDs in this manual refer to
DVDs created on this recorder.
The explanations do not apply
to DVDs that are created on
other recorders and played
back on this recorder.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is
capable of holding a still
video image or on-screen
display image on your
television screen
indefinitely. If you leave the
still video image or onscreen display image
displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you
risk permanent damage to
your television screen.
Plasma display panels and
projection televisions are
especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your
recorder, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Recordable and playable discs for video. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Recordable and playable discs for JPEG image files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Checking hookup and setting methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable and Set Top Box Controller . . . . . . . . 15
Using the set top box receiver control function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
A: Receiving Freeview (For Digital Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
B: Receiving cable or satellite (For Analogue Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
C: Receiving terrestrial (For Analogue Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
About the SMARTLINK features (for SCART connections only) . . . . . . . 20
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Step 5: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD
recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote . . . . . 26
Step 6: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Setting up your set top box receiver for the GUIDE Plus+® system
(Analogue Mode only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting to the LINE 3/DECODER jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Analogue Decoder
(Analogue Mode only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Connecting a decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue programme positions
(Analogue Mode only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
4. Displaying the Playing/Remaining Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . 39
Checking the playing/remaining time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Checking the remaining disc space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Finalising the disc using Z (open/close) button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Finalising the disc using “Disc Information” display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
8. Reformatting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
For Freeview users only
Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only) . . . . . . . . .48
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EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Viewing a list of available channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Viewing programmes related to a specific category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Programme Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Displaying the programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Viewing a Digital Text Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels . . . . . . . . . 51
Selecting digital text from other channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Setting the Favourites List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Watching or listening to a favourite channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Setting the timer manually (Standard). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recording TV programmes using the EPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recording programmes using Series Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Creating chapters in a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Checking/changing/cancelling using the EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Checking/changing/cancelling using the Timer List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Recording from Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec). . . . . 67
Recording from connected equipment without a timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only
GUIDE Plus+ (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only) . . . . .70
Introduction to the GUIDE Plus+ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Learning the common elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Watching TV Using the GUIDE Plus+ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Searching for a Programme Using the GUIDE Plus+ System . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Listing Up Your Favourite Programme Information (My TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Setting a profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Selecting and watching a programme from My TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Making Changes to the GUIDE Plus+ System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Changing the basic GUIDE Plus+ settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Searching for the GUIDE Plus+ host channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Changing the GUIDE Plus+ host channel manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Checking programme positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Disabling programme positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only) . . .79
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Timer Recording (GUIDE Plus+/VIDEO Plus+/Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Recording TV programmes using the VIDEO Plus+ system . . . . . . . . . . 82
Setting the timer manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Creating chapters in a title. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Changing timer settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Cancelling timer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Recording from Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . 89
Recording from connected equipment without a timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Adjusting the picture quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Adjusting the delay between the picture and sound (AV SYNC). . . . . . . 94
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause/Pause Live TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Copying MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Copying an MP3 audio album on a disc to the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
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Managing MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Erasing albums on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Editing an album title on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Dividing a title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Creating chapters manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Moving a Playlist title (Change Order) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
About “Dub Mode”. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Dubbing a single title (Title Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Preparing for DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . 117
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Before Using JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Copying JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Copying JPEG image files from a connected digital still camera . . . . . 120
Copying JPEG image albums
(HDD y DATA DVDs/HDD T DATA CDs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Copying JPEG image files (HDD y HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Managing JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Erasing an album on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Erasing a JPEG image file on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Editing album titles on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Playing JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Creating a Photomovie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Clock and Language Settings (Basic) (Digital Mode only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Aerial Reception and Language Settings (Basic)
(Analogue Mode only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Programme Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Programme Sort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Auto Programme Title Labelling (TV Guide Page) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) (Digital Mode only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Parental Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Recording Settings (Recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Disc Settings (DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Others) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . 160
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Notes on MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files, and DivX Video Files . . . 162
About MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files, and DivX video files . . . . . 162
MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files, or DivX video files that the recorder
can play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs for video
Icon used in
this manual
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other DVD
players (finalising)
HDD
Formatting
unnecessary
Dub HDD contents to a DVD
to play on other DVD players
+RW
Automatically
formatted in
+VR mode
(DVD+RW
VIDEO)
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalised)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Playable only on VR mode
Format in VR
compatible players
mode (page 35)
(finalisation unnecessary)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in
Video mode
(page 35)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 44)
+R
Automatically
formatted in
+VR mode
(DVD+R
VIDEO)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 44)
VR
mode
-RVR
Format in VR
mode
(page 35)*1
Formatting is
performed
using the “Disc
Information”
display.
Playable only on DVD-R in
VR mode compatible players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 44)
Video
mode
-RVideo
Automatically
formatted in
Video mode
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 44)
Type
Disc Logo
Hard disk drive
(internal)
DVD+RW
DVDRW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
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Recordable and playable discs for JPEG image files
Type
Disc Logo
Hard disk drive
(internal)
DATA DVD
Icon used in
this manual
HDD
—
DATA DVD
Usable disc versions (as of November
2006)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1,
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*2)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0,
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*2)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other DVD
players (finalising)
Formatting
unnecessary
Copying JPEG image files to
a DATA DVD to view or
copy on other DVD players
that JPEG image files can be
played
Format in
DATA DVD
(page 35)
Playable JPEG image files on
DVD players that JPEG
image files can be played
(finalisation necessary
depending on a disc)
(page 44)
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• 8 cm discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
• DVD-RAMs
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R
DL,” and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*1
When an unformatted DVD-R is inserted into
this recorder, it is automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format a new DVD-R in VR
mode, format using the “Disc Information”
display (page 35).
*2 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
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Playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used in
this manual
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be
purchased or rented
This recorder also recognises DVDRAMs and DVD-R Dual Layer (Video
mode) discs as DVD Video compatible
discs. If the DVD-RAM has a
removable cartridge, remove the
cartridge before playback.
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
DATA DVD
—
DATA DVD
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs/DVD-ROMs containing MP3
audio tracks, JPEG image files or DivX
video files
DATA CD
—
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs
containing either MP3 audio tracks,
JPEG image files or DivX video files
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
—
8 cm DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and
DVD-R recorded with a DVD video
camera
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks.
DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are
trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under
license.
DivX® is a video file compression technology,
developed by DivX, Inc.
Discs that cannot be played
• PHOTO CDs
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are
recorded in a format different from the
formats mentioned in the table above.
• Data part of CD-Extras
• BDs
• HD DVDs
• Discs recorded with an AVCHDcompatible DVD video camera
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Characteristics
• DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs that do not contain
DVD Video, DivX video, JPEG image
files, or MP3 audio tracks.
• DVD Audio discs
• Cartridge-only type DVD-RAMs and/or
DVD-RAMs that do not contain DVD
Video.
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 13).
• DVDs that were recorded on a different
recorder and not correctly finalised.
Maximum recordable number of titles
Disc
Number of titles*
HDD
300
DVD-RW/DVD-R
99
DVD+RW/DVD+R
49
DVD+R DL
49
* The maximum length for one title is eight hours.
Note on playback operations of DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
software producers. Since this recorder plays
DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the
disc contents the software producers
designed, some playback features may not be
available. See the instructions supplied with
the DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on
the rear of the unit and will only play DVD
VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with
identical region codes. This system is used to
protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play
on this recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by region
code.” will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region
code indication may be labelled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side
with digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does
not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
b Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVDRs, DVD-RAMs, or CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be
played on this recorder due to the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has
not been correctly finalised. For more
information, see the operating instructions for the
recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the
same DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format,
reformat the disc (page 46). Note that the disc’s
contents will be erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for
recording even with high-speed discs.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For
Video” printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD+Rs,
DVD-Rs, or DVD-RWs (Video mode) that
contain recordings made on other DVD
equipment.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new
recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings
made on other DVD equipment. If you do add a
new recording, note that this recorder will rewrite
the DVD menu.
• You cannot edit recordings on DVD+RWs,
DVD-RWs (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs
that are made on other DVD equipment.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by
this recorder, the data may be erased.
• You may not be able to record on some
recordable discs, depending on the disc.
• Do not insert any discs that cannot be recorded or
played on this recorder. This may cause the
recorder to malfunction.
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 through 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Do not connect the
mains lead until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead” on page 23.
b Notes
•
•
•
•
•
See “Specifications” (page 161) for a list of supplied accessories.
Plug in cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a SCART or video input jack.
Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before connecting.
Checking hookup and setting methods
The recorder incorporates both analogue and digital tuners. You must select one. The
programme guide and timer recording method differ depending on which one you select.
Depending on the broadcasts you are receiving and your equipment, select one of the following
aerial hookups. Do NOT set “Line3 Input” of the “Scart Setting” to “Decoder” in the “Video”
setup (page 142) when making connection B.
When you
receive
Hookup
Settings for
“Easy Setup”
(page 27)
Programme
guide
Timer recording
using programme
guide
Freeview
A (page 16)
“Digital”
Digital Service
(page 48)
See page 56.
Satellite, Cable B (page 17)
“Analogue”
(default)
GUIDE Plus+
(page 70)
See page 81.
Terrestrial
“Analogue”
(default)
GUIDE Plus+
(page 70)
See page 81.
C (page 18)
b Note
Beginning in 2008, analogue broadcasts in the UK will end area by area, with all analogue broadcasts
scheduled to end by 2012. After analogue broadcasts end in your area, you will not be able to use hookup C
to view TV broadcasts. At that time, change to hookup A to view digital broadcasts.
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Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable and Set Top Box
Controller
If the set top box receiver can output RGB signals
Hookups and Settings
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the set top box receiver can output RGB signals, connect
the TV SCART connector on the set top box receiver to the LINE 3/DECODER jack, and set
“Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” to “Video/RGB” in the “Video” setup (page 142). Note that
this connection and setup disable the SMARTLINK function. If you want to use the
SMARTLINK function with a compatible set top box receiver, see the instructions supplied
with the set top box receiver.
If you want to use the Synchro Rec function
A SCART connection between the set top box receiver and the recorder is necessary to use the
Synchro-Recording function. See “Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro
Rec)” on page 67.
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in the “Video” setup (page 142) according to the
specifications of your set top box receiver. See your set top box receiver’s instructions for more
information.
If you are using a SKY 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.
Using the set top box receiver control function
The set top box receiver control function can be used with hookup B. It allows the recorder to
control a set top box receiver via the supplied set top box controller. The recorder controls
programme positions on the set top box receiver for timer recording. You can also use the
recorder’s remote control to change programme positions on the set top box receiver whenever
the set top box receiver and recorder are turned on.
To use the set top box receiver control function, you need to connect the set top box controller
(page 27). After setting up the set top box receiver control, check that the recorder can correctly
control the set top box receiver (page 28).
b Notes
• If your aerial is a flat cable (300-ohm twin lead cable), use an external aerial connector (not supplied) to
connect the aerial to the recorder.
• If you have separate cables for AERIAL antennas, use an AERIAL UHF/VHF band mixer (not supplied)
to connect the aerial to the recorder.
• Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected
set top box receiver.
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A: Receiving Freeview (For Digital Mode)
Use this hookup if you can receive Freeview.
With this hookup, you can record any programme position by selecting the programme position
on the recorder.
Wall
TV
to aerial input
Aerial cable (supplied)
to DIGITAL AERIAL IN
to DIGITAL AERIAL OUT
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
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B: Receiving cable or satellite (For Analogue Mode)
With this hookup, you can record any programme position on the set top box receiver.
To watch cable programmes, you need to match the programme position on the recorder to the
aerial output programme position on the set top box receiver.
Wall
Set top box
controller
(page 15)
Set top box
receiver
Hookups and Settings
Place the set top box controller
near the remote sensor on the
set top box receiver.
ANT IN
SCART cord*2
(not supplied)
TO TV
Aerial cable*1
(supplied)
to ANALOG
AERIAL IN
to G-LINK
DVD recorder
to ANALOG AERIAL OUT
TV
to aerial input
: Signal flow
*1
If your set top box receiver does not have an
aerial output jack, connect the aerial to the
recorder’s ANALOG AERIAL IN jack.
*2 Connect only if your set top box receiver has a
SCART connection.
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C: Receiving terrestrial (For Analogue Mode)
Use this hookup if you watch cable programme position without a set top box receiver. Also
use this hookup if you are connecting just an aerial antenna.
With this hookup, you can record any programme position by selecting the programme position
on the recorder.
Wall
to ANALOG AERIAL IN
DVD recorder
to ANALOG AERIAL OUT
to aerial input
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
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TV
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord
Select one of the following patterns, A through E, according to the input jack on your TV
monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to view pictures.
D
INPUT
VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Component
video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
Y
(green)
PB/CB
L
PR/CR
AUDIO
(blue)
Hookups and Settings
B
(red)
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
(yellow)
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(green)
(blue)
(red)
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
DVD recorder
to HDMI OUT
to LINE 2 OUT
(S VIDEO)
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
E
to i LINE 1 – TV
SCART cord
(not supplied)
C
HDMI IN
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
A
S VIDEO
INPUT
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
TV
: Signal flow
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A SCART input jack
When you set “Easy Setup - Line1 Output” to
“S Video” or “RGB” (page 27), use a
SCART cord that conforms to the selected
signal.
B Video input jack
You will enjoy standard quality images.
C S VIDEO input jack
You will enjoy high quality images.
D Component video input jacks (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR)
You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction
and high quality images.
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p
format signals, use this connection and set
“Component Out” in the “Video” setup to
“On” (page 141). Then set “Progressive
Output” to “On” in the “Video” setup to send
progressive video signals. For details, see
“Progressive Output” on page 141.
E HDMI input jack
Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to
enjoy high quality digital picture and sound
through the HDMI OUT jack.
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see
page 140.
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack on the recorder (page 30).
b Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord
between the recorder and your TV at the same
time.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via the
SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the
recorder automatically when you start playback.
If necessary, press TV t 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 “Easy Setup - Line1 Output”
to “Video.”
• You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack
(connection E) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP
compliant (e.g., DVI jacks on PC displays).
• If the recorder is connected to your TV via the
HDMI jacks, each time you turn the power on, the
picture will appear first, while the sound will
initially be silent for a moment.
* This DVD recorder incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
About the SMARTLINK
features (for SCART
connections only)
If the connected TV (or other connected
equipment such as a set top box) complies
with SMARTLINK, NexTView Link*3,
MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2,
CINEMALINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW
LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, you can enjoy the
following SMARTLINK features.
For recording
• TV Direct Rec.
You can easily record what you are
watching on your TV (page 36).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the timer programming menu
(in Digital Mode) or the GUIDE Plus+
system “Schedule” (in Analogue Mode)
with one touch of the [TIMER] button
(pages 58, 82).
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z Hint
SMARTLINK also works with TVs or other
equipment having EPG Timer Control, EPG Title
Download, and Now Recording functions. For
details, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with your TV or other equipment.
b Notes
• The SMARTLINK features are available only
when “Video” is selected in “Line1 Output.”
• The power must be turned on to use all
SMARTLINK features except One Touch Play,
One Touch Menu, One Touch Timer and One
Touch EPG.
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
Hookups and Settings
• One Touch EPG
– in Analogue Mode
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the GUIDE Plus+ system
“Home Screen” with one touch of the
GUIDE
button.
– in Digital Mode
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the Electronic Programme
Guide screen with one touch of the GUIDE
button (page 48).
For playback
• 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 91).
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the Title List menu with one
touch of the TITLE LIST button (page 91).
For settings
• Preset Download (Analogue Mode only)
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.
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if
the recorder is not used after you turn off
the TV.
• NexTView Download (Analogue Mode
only)
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” and “NexTView Link” are trademarks
of Panasonic Corporation.
“EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba
Corporation.
“T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
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Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords
Select one of the following patterns, A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound.
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Front (L)
A
Front (R)
Centre
Subwoofer
or
or
Coaxial digital cord
HDMI cord
(not supplied) (not supplied)
to coaxial or optical/
HDMI digital input
Optical digital cord
(not supplied)
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
to HDMI OUT
DVD recorder
to LINE 2 OUT
(R-AUDIO-L)
INPUT
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
(white)
B
VIDEO
(yellow)
L
(red)
(white)
AUDIO
R
(yellow)*
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 19).
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A Digital audio input jack
B Audio L/R (left/right) input jacks
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1
Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and
a digital input jack, use this connection. You
can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS
(5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch) surround
effects.
This connection will use your TV’s or stereo
amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for
sound.
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected
components.
Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC IN
terminal of the recorder. Then plug the
recorder and TV mains leads (power cords)
into the mains. After you connect the mains
lead, you must wait for a short while
before operating the recorder. You can
operate the recorder once the front panel
display lights up and the recorder enters
standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 30), be sure to connect the
mains lead after all connections are complete.
1
Hookups and Settings
b Notes
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to
the LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• With connection B, do not connect the LINE IN
(R-AUDIO-L) and LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
jacks to your TV’s audio output jacks at the same
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• With connection A, after you have completed the
connection, make the appropriate settings under
“Easy Setup - Audio Connection” (page 27).
Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come
from your speakers.
• When you connect the recorder to an AV
amplifier (receiver) using an HDMI cord, you
will need to do one of the following:
– Connect the AV amplifier (receiver) to the TV
with the HDMI cord.
– Connect the recorder to the TV with a video
cord other than HDMI cord (component video
cord, S VIDEO cord, or audio/video cord).
Step 4: Connecting the
Mains Lead
to AC IN
2
*1
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
to mains
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Step 5: Preparing the
Remote
You can control the recorder using the
supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA)
batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on
the batteries to the markings inside the
battery compartment. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
recorder.
Controlling TVs with the
remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control
your TV.
b Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be
able to control your TV with some or all of the
buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
Number
buttons
b Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony
DVD recorder or player, change the command
mode number for this recorder (page 25).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible
leakage and corrosion. Should leakage occur, do
not touch the liquid with bare hands. Observe the
following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid
inside the battery compartment, and insert new
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on
the front panel) to strong light, such as direct
sunlight or a lighting apparatus. The recorder may
not respond to the remote.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the
code number and Command Mode may be reset
to the default setting. Set the appropriate code
number and Command Mode again.
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TV 2 +/–
TV/DVD
TV PROG
+/–
1
TV [/1
TV t
Hold down the TV [/1 button located
at the bottom of the remote.
Do not press the [/1 button at the top of
the remote.
2
With the TV [/1 button pressed down,
enter the TV’s manufacturer code
using the number buttons.
For instance, to enter “09,” press “0” then
“9.” After you enter the last number,
release the TV [/1 button.
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed,
try entering them one at a time until you
find the one that works with your TV.
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Grundig
11
Hitachi
24
ITT/Nokia
15, 16
JVC
33
Loewe
45
Nokia
69, 73
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 07, 08, 72
Saba
12, 13, 74
Samsung
22, 23, 71
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
36
Thomson
43, 75
Toshiba
38
The TV/DVD button switches between the
recorder and the last input source selected on
the TV. Point your remote at the recorder
when using this button.
When you connect the recorder to the TV via
the SCART jacks, the input source for the TV
is set to the recorder automatically when you
start playback. To watch another source,
press the TV/DVD button to switch the TV’s
input source.
Hookups and Settings
Manufacturer
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
If you have a Sony DVD player
or more than one Sony DVD
recorder
If the supplied remote interferes with your
other Sony DVD recorder or player, set the
command mode number for this recorder and
the supplied remote to one that differs from
the other Sony DVD recorder or player after
you have completed “Step 6: Easy Setup.”
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
The remote performs the following:
Buttons
Operations
TV [/1
Turns your TV on or
off
TV 2 (volume)
+/–
Adjusts the volume
of your TV
TV PROG +/–
Selects the
programme position
on your TV
TV t
Number
buttons
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m,
ENTER
Switches your TV’s
input source
1
Check that “Easy Setup” (page 27)
has been finished. If “Easy Setup” has
not been finished, first perform “Easy
Setup.”
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
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25
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Example: Digital Mode
To check the Command Mode for the
recorder
Press x on the recorder when the recorder is
turned off. The Command Mode for the
recorder appears in the front panel display.
4
Select “Others,” and press ENTER.
If the Command Mode for the recorder has
not been changed, set the Command Mode
for the remote to the default setting of
DVD3. If the Command Mode for the
remote is changed to DVD1 or DVD2, you
will be unable to operate this recorder.
Changing programme positions
of the recorder using the
remote
You can change programme positions of the
recorder using the number buttons.
5
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
Number
buttons
ENTER
6
Select a Command Mode (DVD1,
DVD2, or DVD3), and press ENTER.
7
Set the Command Mode for the remote
so it matches the Command Mode for
the recorder you set above.
Follow the steps below to set the
Command Mode on the remote.
1 Hold down ENTER.
2 While holding down ENTER, enter
the Command Mode code number
using the number buttons.
Command Mode Code number
DVD1
number button 1
DVD2
number button 2
DVD3
number button 3
3 Hold down both the number and
ENTER buttons at the same time for
more than three seconds.
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Example: for channel 50
Press “5,” “0,” then press ENTER.
2
Step 6: Easy Setup
Follow the on-screen instructions to
make the following settings.
[/1
Number
buttons
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
TV [/1
Turn on the recorder and your TV.
Then switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the recorder
appears on your TV screen.
The initial settings message appears.
• If this message does not appear, select
“Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the
System Menu (page 151).
Easy Setup - Analogue or Digital Mode
Select either “Digital” or “Analogue”
Mode.
• Select “Digital” if the aerial cable is
connected to DIGITAL AERIAL IN
(hookup A).
• Select “Analogue” if the aerial cable is
connected to ANALOG AERIAL IN
(hookup B or C).
• You can select either Mode if the aerial
cable is connected to both DIGITAL
AERIAL IN and ANALOG AERIAL
IN.
For details, see page 14.
The recorder turns off and then turns on
automatically if you change Mode.
Hookups and Settings
Make the basic adjustments by following the
on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
Be careful not to disconnect the cables or exit
the “Easy Setup” function during this
procedure.
1
Press ENTER.
Easy Setup - Postal Code (Analogue
Mode only)
Enter your postal code using the number
buttons or </M/m/,, and press
ENTER.
To erase a number, move the cursor to
the number, and press O RETURN.
Easy Setup - Auto Tune (Digital Mode
only)
The recorder will automatically capture
and store the available TV and Radio
channels.
Easy Setup - Auto Tuner Preset
(Analogue Mode only)
The programme position order will be
set.
To set the programme positions
manually, see page 131.
Easy Setup - Clock
The recorder will automatically search
for a clock signal. If a clock signal cannot
be found, set the clock manually using
</M/m/,, and press ENTER.
Easy Setup - TV Type (page 140)
If you have a wide-screen TV, select
“16:9.” If you have a standard TV, select
either “4:3 Letter Box” (shrink to fit) or
“4:3 Pan Scan” (stretch to fit). This will
determine how “wide-screen” images are
displayed on your TV.
Easy Setup - Component Out
If you are using the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jack, select “On.”
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Easy Setup - Line3 Input (Analogue
Mode only)
If you plan to connect a decoder such as
a PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder
to the LINE 3/DECODER jack, select
“Yes.”
Easy Setup - Line1 Output
To output video signals, select “Video.”
To output S video signals, select “S
Video.”
To output RGB signals, select “RGB.”
Select “Video” to enjoy the
SMARTLINK features (page 20).
• If you set “Easy Setup - Component
Out” to “On,” you cannot select
“RGB.”
• If you set “Easy Setup - Line3 Input” to
“Yes,” you cannot select “S Video.”
Easy Setup - Audio Connection
If you connected an AV amplifier
(receiver) using either a digital optical or
coaxial cord, select “Yes : DIGITAL
OUT” and set the digital output signal
(page 143).
3
Setting up your set top box
receiver for the GUIDE Plus+®
system (Analogue Mode only)
Follow the steps below to set up your set top
box receiver for the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Note that the OSD language, Clock, Country
and Postal Code are all set for the GUIDE
Plus+ system when Easy Setup is completed.
1
2
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG
audio decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG”
(page 143).
• If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select
“Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
(page 151).
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Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar using
M/,, and press ENTER.
The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears.
3
Select “Basic Setup” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
4
Select “External Receiver 1,” and
press ENTER.
You can also select “External Receiver
2” or “External Receiver 3” if you have
connected additional set top box
receivers.
“Easy Setup” is finished.
To return to the previous step
.
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home
Screen” appears.
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
To receive GUIDE Plus+ system data
your recorder must be turned off
when not in use. If your recorder is
connected to a set top box receiver, be
sure to leave the set top box receiver
turned on. After initial setup, it may
take up to 24 hours to begin receiving
TV programme listings.
Press GUIDE
5
6
Press ENTER to select “Continue.”
7
Select the provider using M/m, and
press ENTER.
8
Select the receiver brand using M/m,
and press ENTER.
Select the set top box receiver type
using M/m, and press ENTER.
If you select “Other providers,” you can
select a receiver brand from a list of all
available brands.
If your receiver brand is not on the list,
select “???.”
The receiver brand list is automatically
updated, so your receiver may be
available at a later date. Select your brand
when it becomes available. Until then,
use “???.”
9
Select the connection you used for
your set top box receiver using M/m,
and press ENTER.
Once you have confirmed that the set top box
controller controls your set top box receiver,
fix it in place.
1
Remove the backing on the double-sided
tape.
2
Attach it so that the set top box controller
is directly above the remote control
sensor on your set top box receiver.
10 Press ENTER to select “Continue.”
The Video Window switches to the
specified programme position.
11 Select “YES” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
If the Video Window does not switch to
the specified programme position, select
“NO” and press ENTER until the Video
Window switches to the specified
programme position.
Hookups and Settings
When the set top box receiver is
connected to the recorder using hookup
B with both an aerial cable and a SCART
cord, select either “Line3” or “Antenna.”
The display asks for confirmation.
To fix the set top box controller to your set
top box receiver
If you cannot get the recorder to control
your set top box receiver
Check the connection and position of the set
top box controller (page 16).
If your set top box receiver still does not
operate with this recorder, refer to the
instructions supplied with your set top box
receiver and contact your cable or satellite
company to see if they can provide you with
a compatible set top box receiver.
b Notes
• The list of external receivers controllable by the
GUIDE Plus+ system is updated constantly and is
distributed through GUIDE Plus+ system data
signals. Since the time your recorder has been
produced and the time you installed your recorder
for the first time, new external receiver codes
might have been added.
• If the external receiver is still not on the list or is
not controlled properly by the recorder, please
call Customer Support to report the brand and
model of your external receiver.
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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 115).
For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording from connected equipment without a timer” on
page 68.
Connecting to the LINE 3/DECODER 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 LINE 1 – TV
DVD recorder
b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals through a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and to your TV in the order shown below. To watch
video tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• The SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3/
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 jacks on the front panel
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
VCR, etc.
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to just the L(MONO) and VIDEO
input jacks on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack.
b Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other
equipment’s output jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. This may cause noise (feedback).
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Analogue Decoder
(Analogue Mode only)
You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder programmes if you connect a
decoder (not supplied) to the recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains
when connecting the decoder. Note that when you set “Line3 Input” to “Decoder” in step 5 of
“Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue programme positions (Analogue Mode only)”
(page 33), you will not be able to select “L3” because Line 3 will become a dedicated line for
the decoder.
Connecting a decoder
TV
PAY-TV/Canal Plus
analogue decoder
Aerial cable (supplied)
to AERIAL IN
to SCART input
SCART cord
(not supplied)
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to ANALOG AERIAL OUT
to i LINE 1 – TV
to i LINE 3/DECODER
DVD recorder
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Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus
analogue programme positions
(Analogue Mode only)
Select “Scart Setting,” and press
ENTER.
5
Press M/m to select “Video” or “RGB”
for “Line1 Output,” “Decoder” for
“Line3 Input,” and “Video” for “Line3
Output,” and press ENTER.
Hookups and Settings
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
analogue programmes, set your recorder to
receive the programme positions using the
on-screen display.
In order to set the programme positions
correctly, be sure to follow all of the steps
below.
4
The “Video” setup display appears again.
Number
buttons
6
Press O RETURN to return the cursor
to the left column.
7
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
8
Select “Programme Setting,” and
press ENTER.
9
Press M/m to select the desired
programme position, and press
ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
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33
10 Select “System” using </,.
11 Press M/m to select an available TV
system, BG, DK, I, or L.
To receive broadcasts in France, select
“L.”
12 Select “Channel” using </,.
13 Select the PAY-TV/Canal Plus
analogue programme position using
M/m or number buttons.
14 Select “PAY-TV/CANAL+” using </
,.
15 Select “On” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
b Note
If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you
will not be able to view the signals from the
connected decoder.
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Eight Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc
+RW
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
-RVR
CD
DATA DVD
Z (open/
close)
DVD
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
This section introduces the basic operation to
record a current TV programme to the hard
disk (HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an
explanation of how to make timer recordings,
see page 55 (Digital Mode) or page 79
(Analogue Mode).
HDD
DVD
PROG +/–
DISPLAY
1
2
Press DVD.
Press Z (open/close), and place a
disc on the disc tray.
OPTIONS
z REC
x REC
STOP
TV/DVD
Recording/playing side facing down
3
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the
front panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted
automatically.
• For DVD-RW discs
DVD-RWs are formatted in the
recording format (VR mode or Video
mode) set by “Format DVD-RW” in
the “DVD” setup.
• For DVD-R discs
DVD-Rs are automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format an unused
DVD-R in VR mode, format the disc
using the “Disc Information” display
(page 46) before you make a
recording.
If the disc is recordable on this recorder,
you can manually re-format the disc to
make a blank disc (page 46).
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Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
DATA CD
2. Recording a
Programme
REC MODE
TV t
Press HDD or DVD.
If you want to record to a 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 on the TV screen changes as
follows:
For more details about the recording
mode, see page 79.
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35
4
Press z REC.
About the Teletext function
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after 8
hours of continuous recording or when
the HDD or DVD is full.
Some broadcast systems ensure a Teletext
service* in which the complete programmes
and their data (title, date, programme
position, 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
“Auto Programme Title Labelling (TV Guide
Page)” on page 133.
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 (page 24).
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for
recorder to stop recording.
To record the entire programme (Rec.
Event) (Analogue mode only)
Press OPTIONS to select “Rec. Event.” The
current programme that you are watching will
be recorded. Recording automatically stops
when the programme ends.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the i LINE 1 –
TV jack, set your TV to the TV input using
the TV/DVD button and select the
programme you want to watch. If your TV is
connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
TV to TV input using the TV t button
(page 24).
TV Direct Rec.
If you are using the SMARTLINK
connection and the “TV Direct Rec.” is set to
“On” (page 146), you can easily record what
you are watching on your TV.
When the TV and the recorder are turned on,
press z REC. The recorder starts recording
what you are watching on your TV.
b Note
If “TV” appears in the front panel display, you
cannot turn off the TV or change the programme
position during TV Direct Rec. To turn off the
function, set “TV Direct Rec.” to “Off” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146).
* not available in some areas
b Notes
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while
to start recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information
such as recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY during recording.
The recording information appears.
A Disc type/format
B Recording status
C Recording mode
D Recording time
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
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3. Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the extended Title List, press
OPTIONS to select “Display List,” and
press ENTER.
Title List with Thumbnail Images
(Example: DVD+RW)
HDD
DVD
m
Extended Title List
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
/
mc
CM
x
A Disc type:
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 35).
Playback starts automatically depending
on the disc.
Displays the media type, HDD or DVD.
Also displays the title type.
• “ORIGINAL,” “PLAYLIST,”
“Music,” and “Photos” for HDD titles
• “ORIGINAL,” “PLAYLIST” for
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) titles
• “Music,” “Photos” for DATA DVD/
DATA CD titles
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
To play a recorded title, select the title from
the Title List.
B Disc space (remainder/total (237 GB
for Video data, 13 GB for MP3/JPEG
data for HDD))
C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date. Title size is shown in the
Thumbnail title list.
z (red): Indicates that the title is
currently being recorded.
: Indicates that the title is currently
being dubbed.
: Indicates the protected title.
“NEW”: Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
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: Indicates titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals (HDD
only) (page 111).
: Indicates that the title is created by
the Photomovie function (HDD only)
(page 127).
: Indicates that the title is newly
created by the Photomovie function (not
played back) (HDD only) (page 127).
: Indicates that the title is created by
the Auto Photomovie function (HDD
only) (page 128).
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit
on the list. To view the hidden titles,
press M/m.
E Title’s thumbnail picture:
The still images for each title are
displayed.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
The sub-menu displays options
applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending upon
the model, situation, and disc type.
About the Title List for HDD/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (VR mode)
You can switch the Title List to show
Original or Playlist titles.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
</,.
To change the title order (Sort)
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
OPTIONS to select “Sort Titles.” Press M/m
to select the item, and press ENTER.
Order
Sorted
By Date
In order of when the titles
were recorded. The title that is
recorded most recently is
listed at the top.
By Title
In alphabetical order.
By Number
In order of recorded title
number.
Unseen Title
(HDD only)
In order of when the titles
were recorded. The title that is
recorded most recently and
has not been played is listed at
the top. Playlist titles are not
displayed.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (HDD/DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR
mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for the
thumbnail picture shown in the Title List
menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Set Thumbnail,” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting the thumbnail
point appears and the title starts to play.
4
While watching the playback picture,
press m/M to select the scene you
want to set for a thumbnail picture, and
press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
Sub-menu
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned
on. Each time you press
/
, the entire
Title List changes to the next/previous page
of titles.
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5
6
Press ENTER if the scene is correct.
If the scene is incorrect, press c/C to
select the scene you want to set for a
thumbnail picture, and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the thumbnail, press M.
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
z Hints
• After recording, the first scene of the recording
(the title) is automatically set as the thumbnail
picture.
• You can select “TITLE LIST” from the System
Menu.
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can check the playing time and
remaining time of the current title, chapter,
track, or disc. Also, you can check the disc
name recorded on the DVD/CD.
b Notes
• The title names may not appear for DVDs created
on other DVD recorders.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail
pictures to be displayed.
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may
change to the first scene of the recording (title).
• After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on
the source recording is cancelled.
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
ENTER
OPTIONS
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Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
4. Displaying the
Playing/Remaining Time
and Play Information
Press DISPLAY.
The displays differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
A Title number/name
(Shows either track number, track
name, scene number, or file name for
CDs, VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, or
DATA CDs.)
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B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
(
angle/
audio/
subtitle,
etc.), or playback data for DATA
DVDs and DATA CDs
C The current selected function or audio
setting (appears only temporarily)
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
Rear (L/R)
Front (L/R) +
Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
z Hints
• If “DTS” of “Audio Connection” is set to “Off” in
the “Audio” setup, the DTS track selection option
will not appear on the screen even if the disc
contains DTS tracks (page 143).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
the “Video” setup (page 142), information
automatically appears on the screen when the
recorder is operated.
b Note
Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
Checking the playing/
remaining time
You can view the playing or time information
displayed on the front panel display.
E Disc type*1/format (page 10)
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
F Title type (only appears for Playlists)
The displays differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
G Play mode
H Recording mode (page 79)
I Playing status bar*2
J Title number (chapter number*3)
(page 96)
(Shows either track number, scene
number, album number*3, or file
number for CDs, VIDEO CDs, DATA
DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
K Album name appears for DATA DVDs
or DATA CDs.
For CDs with CD text, press TIME/
TEXT.
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
L Playing time (remaining time*3)
Remaining time of the current chapter
*1
Displays Super VIDEO CDs as “SVCD,” DATA
CDs as “CD” and DATA DVDs as “DVD.”
*2 Does not appear with VIDEO CDs, DATA
DVDs, and DATA CDs.
*3 Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT
repeatedly.
Example: When playing a VIDEO CD
Playing time and number of the current
scene or track
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Example: When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track/index
number
m
Remaining time of the current track
m
Playing time of the disc
m
Remaining time of the disc
Checking the remaining disc
space
You can check the remaining disc space
using the “Disc Information” display.
1
m
Example: When playing an MP3 audio track
Playing time and number of the current track
m
Current album number
Example: When viewing a JPEG image
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 35.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
Example: When a DVD+RW is inserted.
Current file number and total number of files in the
current album
m
Current album number and total number of
albums
Example: When playing a DivX video file
Current file number and playing time of the current
file
m
Current album number
b Notes
• The recorder can only display the first level of a
CD’s text, such as the disc name.
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
“Remainder” (approximate)
• The remaining recording time in each
of the recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space
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CD text (when available)
Insert a disc.
z Hints
• To increase disc space, see “To open up disc
space” (page 102).
• You can check the total number and size of JPEG
image files/MP3 audio tracks on the HDD on the
“Disc Information” display.
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5. Changing the Name of
a Recorded Programme
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
5
The selected character appears at the top
of the display.
Example: Input Title Name
+R
You can label a DVD, title, or programme by
entering characters. You can enter up to 64
characters for a title or disc name, but the
actual number of characters displayed in the
menus such as the Title List will vary. The
steps below explain how to change the name
of the recorded programme.
Number
buttons
The type of characters will change
according to the language you select in
“Easy Setup.” Some languages allow you
to enter an accent mark.
To enter a letter with an accent mark,
select an accent followed by the letter.
Example: Select “ ` ” and then “a” to
enter “à.”
To insert a space, select “Space.”
INPUT
SELECT
6
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
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.
Select “Title Name,” and press
ENTER.
The display for entering characters
appears.
4
Press </M/m/, to move the cursor
to the right of the display and select
“A” (upper-case), “a” (lower-case),
or “Symbol,” and press ENTER.
The characters for the selected type are
displayed.
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Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter the
remaining characters.
Input row
The sub-menu appears.
3
Press </M/m/, to select the
character you want to enter, and press
ENTER.
7
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters. Refer to the number next to each
row of letters on your TV screen.
1
2
Press ENTER and select the next
character.
3
Select “Finish” and press ENTER.
You can execute options effective for the
entire disc using the “Disc Information”
display.
z Hint
You can switch between “A” (upper-case), “a”
(lower-case), or “Symbol” by pressing INPUT
SELECT.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
Labelling a disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
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In step 5 above, press a number button
repeatedly to select a character.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter
“D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to
enter “F.”
6. Labelling and
Protecting a Disc
-RVR
-RVideo
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 35.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
Example: When the inserted disc is a
DVD+RW.
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3
Select “Disc Name,” and press
ENTER.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc
Name” display (page 42).
b Note
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc
name. The disc name may not appear when the disc
is played on other DVD equipment.
Protecting a disc
-RWVR
1
-RVR
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 35.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
Available settings differ depending on
the disc type.
Example: When the inserted disc is a
DVD-RW (VR mode).
7. Playing the Disc on
Other DVD Equipment
(Finalise)
+RW
“On”/“Off”: Indicates whether
protection is set (DVD-RW/DVDR in VR mode only)
B “Protect Disc”
3
Select “Protect Disc,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Protect,” and press ENTER.
z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles
(page 102).
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-RVR
Differences between the disc types
+RW
-RWVideo
To cancel the protection
Select “Unprotected” in step 4.
+R
Finalising is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalise a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
(Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video
mode), a DVD menu will be automatically
created, which can be displayed on other
DVD equipment.
Before finalising, check the differences
between the disc types in the table below.
-RWVR
A
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVideo
-RVR
Discs are automatically finalised
when removed from the recorder.
However, you may need to finalise
the disc for certain DVD
equipment, or if the recording time
is short. You can edit or record on
the disc even after finalising.
Finalising is unnecessary when
playing a disc on VR format
compatible equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment
is VR format compatible, you may
need to finalise the disc, especially
if the recording time is short. You
can edit or record on the disc even
after finalising.
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to
record on it again, unfinalise
(page 46) or reformat the disc
(page 46). However, if you
reformat the disc, all recorded
contents will be erased.
Finalising is necessary. The disc
can be played only on equipment
that supports DVD-R in VR mode.
After finalising you cannot edit or
record on the disc using this
recorder.
+R
-RVideo
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
Finalising the disc using “Disc
Information” display
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 35.
2
Z (open/
close)
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
3
Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalising and asks for
confirmation.
(Example: DVD+RW)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
Finalising the disc using Z
(open/close) button
1
Make a recording.
See “2. Recording a Programme” on
page 35.
2
Press Z (open/close).
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalising and asks for
confirmation.
For DVD+RWs, the recorder
automatically starts finalising the disc.
After finalising, the disc will be ejected
automatically.
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
After finalising, the disc will be ejected
automatically.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalised
or not. If you cannot select “Finalise” in step 3
above, the disc has already been finalised.
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The “Disc Information” display appears.
b Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc,
recording, or the DVD equipment, discs may not
play even if the discs are finalised.
• The recorder may not be able to finalise the disc
if it was recorded on another recorder.
• Inserting an unfinalised disc into other DVD
equipment may damage the recorded contents.
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Unfinalising a disc
8. Reformatting a Disc
-RWVR -RWVideo
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been
finalised to prohibit additional recording or
editing can be unfinalised to allow further
recording or editing.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
New discs are automatically formatted when
inserted. If necessary, you can manually reformat a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc to
make a blank disc. For DVD-RWs, you can
select a recording format (VR mode or Video
mode) according to your needs (page 101).
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) that has been finalised with other
DVD equipment, unfinalise the disc.
b Note
The recorder is not able to unfinalise DVD-RWs
(Video mode) that have been finalised on another
recorder.
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 35.
2
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
OPTIONS
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Select “Unfinalise,” and press
ENTER.
The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
Unfinalising may take several minutes.
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 35.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
Example: When a DVD+RW is inserted.
3
4
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Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
5
Select “Video” or “Photo,” and press
ENTER.
If you select “Video,” and want to format
DVD-RWs and unrecorded DVD-Rs
(Video mode), select “VR” or “Video,”
and press ENTER.
Select “Photo” if you want to copy JPEG
image files.
All contents on the disc are erased.
b 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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z Hints
• By reformatting, you can change the recording
format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVDRWs that have been finalised.
• You can format DATA DVDs to copy JPEG
image files from the HDD.
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1
Guide to Digital Services
(For Freeview users only)
EPG (Electronic
Programme Guide)
Press GUIDE
.
This display consists of an information
box and a ten channel programme list
covering a two hour period.
Example of EPG Display:
The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide
showing the television programme schedule
for a day or more at a time on your television
(via the Digital Terrestrial Television tuner
included in this recorder).
The EPG provides a quick and easy way to:
• View a complete list of all available
channels.
• View a channel list related to a chosen
category.
• Set a programme to be recorded (page 59).
b Note
Digital Services availability and content depend on
the broadcaster.
Digital Services are not instantly available when the
recorder is first turned on.
Viewing a list of available
channels
A Indicates the TV or Radio mode.
The Radio mode is indicated by a
Radio icon .
B Indicates the Local Channel.
Number and the Channel name of
the programme that is currently
selected in the list.
C Indicates the currently selected
programme and allows you to
move around the list.
D Channel name
E Indicates the currently viewed
programme.
F Indicates if a timer recording is
associated with the event
(page 59).
Number
buttons
G Colour buttons
Colour
buttons
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
.
PAGE
/
TV/RADIO
48
>
H Truncated programme title in case
the name is too long to be
displayed in the cell.
I Event bar (e.g. Indicates a timer
recording has been set during this
time)
J Time slot
K Icon tray
Depending on the channel and
programme settings, some icons
may appear in the display:
L Indicates the current time and date.
2
Press </M/m/, or enter a channel
number using the number buttons to
move around the list.
If you press , after selecting the last
programme on the right, the schedule for
the next two hours is displayed
(depending on availability from the
broadcaster).
Buttons
PAGE
Operations
/
./>
Display the previous/next
ten channels.
View the next or previous
24-hour programme
schedule.
The green button Toggle the display as
follows:
2-hour schedule (half hour
time shots) y 30-minute
schedule (15 minutes time
shots).
The yellow
button
Display the channel for the
selected programme
The red button
(Category)
Search for programmes by
category
TV/RADIO
Switch between TV and
Radio channels.
O RETURN
Close the EPG display.
Viewing programmes related to
a specific category
3
Select a programme, and press
ENTER.
The full screen dialogue appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
4
Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only)
: Either the channel or the
programme is locked (page 136).
: Timer event icons
(page 59)
: Series Recording icon (page 60)
Available buttons in the EPG display
This feature allows you to search for
programmes related to a particular topic.
For example, if you select “News” from the
category pop-up list, then only programmes
related to News will be shown in the EPG.
b Note
The category of each programme is determined by
the broadcaster.
Select “View Programme,”and press
ENTER.
Colour
buttons
GUIDE
M/m,
ENTER
PAGE
/
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1
2
Press GUIDE
.
Press the red button.
Programme Information
The category pop-up list appears.
The programme information display provides
a quick and easy way to:
• View descriptions of the programmes being
broadcast now and next on the current
channel.
• View descriptions of the programmes being
broadcast now and next on the other
channels.
• Switch between TV and RADIO channels.
3
Press M/m to select a category, and
press ENTER.
The selected category is displayed in a
title bar at the top of the EPG display and
only programmes related to that category
will be shown in the list.
Some examples of category types are
as follows:
All Programmes: This gives a complete
channel list.
Films: Displays movies available for
viewing.
News: Displays all news channels.
Entertainment: Displays all
entertainment channels.
Sports: Displays all sports channels.
Kids: Displays all children’s channels.
Music: Displays all music channels.
4
5
INFO/
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
Displaying the programme
information
Press M/m to select a programme,
and press ENTER.
Press INFO/
The sub menu appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
The Information display appears showing a
description of the current programme on
view.
Select “View Programme,” and press
ENTER.
To scroll the Category display by page
(Page mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Category
display is turned on to change to the previous/
next Category page.
z Hint
In step 4 above, the EPG application also allows
you to set a timer recording. For more details, see
“Recording TV programmes using the EPG” on
page 59.
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Number
buttons
.
Available buttons in the Information
display
Buttons
PAGE
Operations
/
Scroll the information
display by page
Viewing a Digital Text
Service
Toggle the display between
description of the current/
next programme
M/m or
the number
buttons
Display programme
information for other
channels
Many digital TV channels broadcast
information via their text service. This digital
service includes high quality digital text and
graphics along with advanced navigation
options. Additionally, this recorder has
access to dedicated text channels transmitted
by the broadcasters.
Toggle the Favourites List
b Note
View the selected channel
The appearance, content and navigation methods of
all digital text services are decided by the
broadcaster.
ENTER
Number
buttons
PROG +/–
Colour
buttons
Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only)
</,
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Selecting digital text from
dedicated digital teletext
channels
1
Select a dedicated channel that is
broadcasting digital text.
You can search for a dedicated digital
text channel using the “Electronic
Programme Guide” (page 48).
The text page is displayed.
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2
Once the text page is displayed (this
may take some time), follow the onscreen instructions to obtain your
required selection.
On some pages the TV programme may
also be displayed on the text screen. Onscreen instructions will inform you how
to change the displayed programme.
If you are instructed to press “OK” or
“Select” when viewing the text pages,
press ENTER.
Favourites
The Favourite application gives you the
option to:
• Store your favourite channels into one of
four TV or four Radio lists.
• Add or delete channels to the Favourites
List.
• Quickly display a favourite channel.
• All receivable channels are automatically
stored in the Favourites List.
To exit the text service
Follow the on screen instructions, or press
PROG +/–.
Selecting digital text from
other channels
SYSTEM
MENU
Digital text services may also be available on
other digital channels. This is sometimes
indicated by a small symbol on your TV
screen, superimposed on the programme you
are watching.
1
2
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
Select a channel.
Press
(Text) or the button
indicated on screen by the
broadcaster.
Colour
buttons
TV/RADIO
The text information appears.
3
Access required information using
</M/m/,, the colour buttons and/
or the number buttons.
If you are instructed to press “OK” or
“Select” when viewing the text pages,
press ENTER.
Setting the Favourites List
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu Display appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
To exit the text service
Follow the on screen instructions, or press
PROG +/–.
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3
Select “DTV Settings,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Favourites,” and press
ENTER.
“Favourites List 1” display appears.
Press
repeatedly to switch to a
different Favourites List.
Watching or listening to a
favourite channel
1
While in normal operation mode,
press
repeatedly to select a list.
Then press ENTER.
Indicates the currently viewed channel
This display shows all the TV or Radio
channels available to you.
5
Press TV/RADIO to display either your
favourite TV or favourite Radio
channels at any time.
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
Favourites List panel.
6
Press M/m or enter a channel number
to select a channel you want to delete
as a favourite, and press ENTER.
2
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
Favourites List panel.
Press ENTER again to add the channel
back to the Favourites List.
If you do not want to choose from one of
the channels in the display, press the red
or green button to view the previous or
next available channels.
z Hints
• Press the blue button to view the list showing only
your favourite channels.
• Press the blue button once again when you wish
to return to the previous favourite channel setting
display.
Press TV/RADIO to display either your
favourite TV or favourite Radio
channels at any time.
3
Press
to switch to a different
Favourites List.
4
Press M/m to select the channel you
want to view or listen to, and press
ENTER.
Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only)
The selected Favourites List display
appears.
To scroll the Favourites List display by
page (Page mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Favourites
List display is turned on to change to the
previous/next page.
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4
Index
The Index application is an easy way to
display a scrollable list of all the tuned
channels, including your favourites channel
lists, and allows one of these to be selected.
Press M/m to select the desired
channel, then press ENTER to exit the
index menu and view the selected
channel.
To scroll the Index display by page (Page
mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Index display
is turned on to change to the previous/next
page.
M/m,
ENTER
PAGE
/
TV/RADIO
1
While in normal operation mode,
press ENTER.
The Index display for the last display you
viewed appears. For instance, if the last
display you viewed was the Favourites
List, then the Favourites List appears.
2
Press
to switch between the
Programme List.
3
Press TV/RADIO to display either the
TV or the Radio channels at any time.
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the Index
panel.
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Timer Recording
(For Freeview users only)
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
z Hint
Timer recordings will be made regardless whether
or not the recorder is turned on. You can turn off the
recorder without affecting the recording even after
recording starts.
b Notes
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 44).
• If digital teletext is operated while recording, its
contents will be recorded on the disc.
• If the subtitles are displayed while recording, they
will be recorded on the disc.
Recording mode
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of
video tapes, you can select the desired
recording mode using the REC MODE
button.
Recording modes with higher quality provide
a more beautiful recording, but the large data
volume also results in a shorter recording
time.
Conversely, a longer duration provides a
longer recording time, but the lower data
volume results in a coarser picture quality.
To select the HQ+ mode, set “HQ Setting” of
the “HDD Rec. Settings” to “HQ+” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146). “HQ+”
records pictures in higher quality than HQ on
the HDD. Note that HQ+ appears as HQ in
the front panel display and the on-screen
displays.
Recording mode
Approx. recording
time (hours)
HDD
HQ+ (High quality)
DVD*
32
–
HQ
R
50
1
HSP
R
72
1 hr.
30 min.
96
2
SP (Standard mode)
LSP
r
120
2 hr.
30 min.
ESP
r
144
3
LP
r
193
4
EP
r
291
6
SLP (Long duration) 387
8
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
• Check that the disc has enough available
space for the recording (page 41). For the
HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you
can free up disc space by erasing titles
(page 102).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size if necessary (page 62).
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
* The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs is as follows:
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
ESP: 5 hours 25 minutes
LP: 7 hours 14 minutes
EP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SLP: 14 hours 28 minutes
b Notes
• The maximum continuous recording time for a
single title is eight hours.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies
with the recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or
a programme or video source of low picture
quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
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Unrecordable pictures
Pictures with copy protection cannot be
recorded on this recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard
signal, the recorder continues to record but
only a blank, grey coloured screen will be
recorded.
Copy control Recordable discs
signals
Copy-Free
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
Copy-Once
HDD
-RWVR (CPRM*)
-RVR
Copy-Never
(CPRM*)
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 10).
Timer Recording
(Standard/EPG)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can set the timer for a total of 40
programmes, up to 30 days in advance.
There are three methods to set the timer: the
standard method, EPG method and Series
Recording method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and
programme position of the programme
manually.
• EPG: Set a programme to be recorded based
on the information provided by the EPG
(Electronic Programme Guide) (page 59).
• Series Recording: Automatically sets the
recorder to record programmes in a series
(page 60).
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
[TIMER]
x REC
STOP
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1
Press [TIMER].
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The “TIMER LIST” display (page 64)
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.
Press M/m to select the “Day and
Time” or “Mode” row. Then press
ENTER.
3
Select an item using </, and
adjust using M/m. Then press ENTER.
To make additional changes to items in
different rows, return to step 2. The
adjustable items are listed below.
“Day and Time”:
Sets the date, start time, and stop time,
and selects the programme position or
input source.
The date item changes as follows:
Today y …… y Sat 28.10 (30 days
later) y Sun (every Sunday) y ……
y Sat (every Saturday) y Mon - Fri
(Monday to Friday) y Mon - Sat
(Monday to Saturday) y Daily y
Today
“Mode”:
Selects the recording mode (page 55).
“Media”:
Selects the media, HDD or DVD.
“Update” (HDD only):
Automatically records over a previously
recorded programme that is set to be
recorded, daily or weekly.
“Extend Time”:
Sets the duration in increments of 10
minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes
when a timer recording is in progress. If
the programme set to be recorded daily or
weekly is extended, the manually
extended time set here will be added to
the subsequent timer recording times.
• If you make a mistake, select the item
and change the setting.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Rec. Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for
the recording, the recorder automatically
adjusts the recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be recorded. Set “Rec.
Mode Adjust” of the “Timer Settings” to
“On” in the “Recording” setup (page 146).
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
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. Set “Auto Title Erase”
of the “Timer Settings” to “On” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146). Protected
titles are not erased.
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
2
If the timer settings overlap
Overlapped timer settings are shown as
follows.
To store the setting as shown, select “OK.”
The programme that has a
mark next to it
has lower priority and will not be entirely
recorded.
To cancel the overlapped setting, select
“Cancel.”
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” on page 64.
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To extend the recording duration time
while recording
1
Press OPTIONS during recording to
select “Extend Rec.,” and press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select the duration time.
You can set the duration in increments of
10 minutes, for a maximum of 60
minutes.
3
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
One Touch Timer
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
If you are recording to the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode) at a recording mode that is SP or lower and
is a 2x-speed or higher disc, you can play the title as
it is being recorded by selecting the programme title
on the Title List (page 95).
58
b Notes
• If a message indicating that the disc is full appears
on the screen, change the disc, or make available
space for the recording (HDD/DVD+RW/DVDRW only) (page 103).
• 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 67).
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot be
made if it overlaps with a programme that has
priority. “
” will appear next to the overlapped
setting in the Timer List. Check the priority order
of the settings.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has
priority.
• The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a
timer recording. It does not function with Quick
Timer or Synchro Rec. In addition, the Rec Mode
Adjust function does not work when recording to
the HDD while “Auto Title Erase” of the “Timer
Settings” is set to “On” in the “Recording” setup
(page 146).
Recording TV programmes
using the EPG
4
Press ENTER.
The sub menu appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
The EPG function is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just select the programme
you want to record in the EPG display. The
date, time, and channel of that programme are
set automaically.
DVD
indicates that the programme is age
limited (page 136).
5
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
x REC
STOP
1
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
• In case of a current TV/radio broadcast
timer setting, your recorder will
immediately start recording.
• In case of a future programme timer
setting, an event bar and a new icon
appear in the EPG display indicating
that a timer event is associated with that
programme.
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
HDD
Number
buttons
Press HDD or DVD.
When you record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD (see “1. Inserting a
Disc” on page 35).
2
3
Press GUIDE
.
Select a programme using </M/m/
, or the number buttons.
Your recorder will automatically begin
recording when the programme starts.
To modify the timer setting, see page 64.
Some examples of timer event icon
types are:
(red): Indicates that the whole
programme is set to be recorded.
(grey): Indicates that the programme
is set to be recorded, but only a part or
none of the programme can be recorded
(e.g. because of timer setting overlap).
(red): Indicates the programme is now
recording.
To know more about the navigation
options in the EPG application, see
page 48.
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To scroll the EPG display by page (Page
mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the EPG display
is turned on to display the previous/next ten
channels.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP. Note that it may take a
few seconds for the recorder to stop
recording.
If the timer settings overlap
See page 57.
To extend the recording duration time
while recording (Guide Timer Extend)
See page 58.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer
recording
Recording programmes using
Series Recording
Series Recording is a feature which uses
information from the Electronic Programme
Guide to provide the following features:
• Automatically record programmes in a
series.
• Record the subsequent parts of events
which are split.
• Provide links to recommended
programmes.
b Notes
• This function cannot be used when the
broadcaster does not include series information
with the programme data.
• Whether or not a programme is in a series is
determined by the broadcaster.
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” (page 64).
Number
buttons
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this
timer method (page 57).
Colour
buttons
b Notes
• This recorder is featured with an EPG timer auto
extend functionality that allows EPG timer
recordings to be made in case of an early start
(before the scheduled start time) or late finish
(after the scheduled end time).
• The EPG programme start and end time are
determined by the broadcaster.
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
z REC
1
60
Press GUIDE
.
2
Select a programme containing series
information using </M/m/, or the
number buttons.
The “Series Info” appears under the blue
bar at the bottom of the EPG screen when
the programme contains series
information.
3
Press the blue button (“Series Info”).
Select “Series Timer.”
The selected programme is set for
recording and appears in the Timer List
(page 65). The other programmes in the
series will be set for recording (appear in
the Timer List) as each previous
recording is completed.
For example, if there are three
programmes in a series, the second
programme will be set for recording only
after the first recording is finished. The
third programme will be set for recording
only after the second recording is
finished.
Confirming Series Recording settings
After you have set a programme for Series
Recording, the following icons appear in the
Series Information display.
(Series):
Indicates that the programme is a candidate
for Series Recording recording.
(repeat):
Indicates a repeat programme.
4
(Link):
Indicates that the series has been set for
Series Recording.
(Recommended):
The event is recommended by
broadcaster as a link for current series.
Note that recommended programmes
will not be automatically set for
recording with Series Recording.
b Notes
Press ENTER.
Recording Split Programmes
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
The Series Information display appears.
Press the red button to display the
Programme Guide and see more
information about the selected
programme. Press O RETURN to
return.
5
• If a program is not completely recorded then the
repeat will be recorded.
• Series Recordings may overlap with EPG or
manual timer settings. Check timer settings using
the Timer List (page 64).
Movies and other programmes that are split
into 2 or more parts are called Split
Programmes. If you set the timer for one part
of a Split Programme, the other parts are
automatically recorded. For example, if the
first half is set to be recorded, the last half
will be recorded automatically.
b Note
Only the earliest part of the Split Programme is
displayed on the Timer List.
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Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in
30 minute increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality
and picture size.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute
increments. The maximum duration is six
hours.
(normal recording)
The time counter decreases minute by minute
to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the
power does not turn off). Even if you turn off
the recorder during recording, the recorder
continues to record until the time counter
runs out.
Note that the Quick Timer function does not
work if “TV Direct Rec.” is set to “On” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146).
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Before recording starts, press
OPTIONS to select “Rec. Settings,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select the item you want to adjust,
and press ENTER.
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.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec. NR
“Rec. Mode”:
Selects the recording mode for the
desired recording time and picture
quality. For more information, see
“Recording mode” on page 55.
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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.
“Rec. NR” (noise reduction): Reduces
noise contained in the video signal.
“Rec. Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the
picture in greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall
brightness.
• Colour: Makes the colours deeper or
lighter.
3
• For HDD/DVD-RWs (VR mode), if “TV Type”
of “Video Output” is set to “16:9” in the “Video”
setup (page 140), the picture is recorded as 16:9
regardless of the setting for “HDD Rec. Picture
Size” or “DVD Rec. Picture Size.”
• 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 140).
• Remnants of images may appear on your screen
when using “Rec. NR.”
• “Rec. Video Equalizer” does not affect the input
of the DV IN jack or digital TV pictures and does
not work with RGB signals.
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder can automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters by inserting
chapter marks at approximately 6 minute
intervals during recording. To disable this
function, set “Auto Chapter” in the
“Recording” setup to “Off” (page 146).
When recording to the HDD, a DVD-R (VR
mode) or a DVD-RW (VR mode), you can
insert and erase chapter marks manually
(page 105).
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” works with
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode)
when the recording mode is set to HQ,
HSP, SP, LSP, or ESP. For all other
recording modes, the screen size is fixed
at “4 : 3.”
For DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs (VR mode), the
actual picture size is recorded regardless
of the setting. For example, if a 16:9 size
picture is received, the disc records the
picture as 16:9 even if “DVD Rec.
Picture Size” is set to “4 : 3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen
size is fixed at “4 : 3.”
b Notes
b Note
When dubbing (page 109), the chapter marks in the
dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.
Adjust the setting using </M/m/,,
and press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec. NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 2 ~ 3
(strong)
“Rec. Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other
items.
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Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer
Settings
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
2
Press </M/m/, to select a future
timer event you want to check/change/
cancel. Then press ENTER.
The Event Action menu appears.
+R
There are two ways to check, change or
cancel the timer settings.
• Using the EPG
• Using the Timer List
3
Press M/m to select an option. Then
press ENTER.
The sub menu appears:
SYSTEM
MENU
GUIDE
“Modify”:
Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m. Select “OK” and press
ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
Checking/changing/cancelling
using the EPG
1
Press GUIDE
.
“Erase”:
Erases the timer setting.
“Check Overlap”:
Checks for overlapped settings.
A timer setting can be identified using
the event bar and the timer event icon
displayed in the EPG display. For details,
see page 59.
Select “Close” to return to the EPG
display.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat
steps 2 and 3 above.
64
b Note
If you set “Repeat Rec.” to any option other than
“Off” in step 3, your EPG timer recording will be
converted into a standard timer recording. The
timer event icon disappears from the EPG display.
3
The sub-menu appears.
4
Checking/changing/cancelling
using the Timer List
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Modify”:
Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m. Select “OK” and press
ENTER.
Select “TIMER LIST,” and press
ENTER.
The Timer List appears.
“Erase”:
Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
:
Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
another setting.
z (red):
Indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
:
Indicates that the timer recording cannot
be recorded as set, such as for a timer
recording that cannot be recorded in the
selected recording mode.
:
Indicates the setting is being recorded to
the HDD.
:
Indicates the setting is being recorded to
a DVD.
:
Indicates the setting that the Update
function is set for.
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
2
Select the timer setting you want to
check/change/cancel, and press
ENTER.
“Check Overlap”:
Checks for overlapped settings.
Select “Close” to return to the Timer List.
When all of the timer settings do not fit
on the list, the scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press
M/m.
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65
“Info”:
Displays the timer setting information
box along with the disc space required to
record the whole programme (according
to the selected recording mode).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned
on. Each time you press
/
, the entire
Timer List changes to the next/previous page
of timer settings.
To turn off the Timer List
Press O RETURN.
Press O RETURN to return to the
Timer List.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat
steps 3 and 4 above.
When the timer settings overlap
The programme set last has priority.
Example: You set the timer in order of A, B,
and C (setting C has first priority)
will be cut off
Actual recording
If the end time of one recording and the
start time of another are the same
The end of programme A will be cut off.
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z Hint
For manual timer settings, you cannot modify the
timer setting for the current recording, but you can
extend the duration of the recording time while
recording (page 58).
For timer settings using the EPG, you can modify
the timer setting for the current recording while
recording, but you cannot extend the duration of the
recording (even when recording is stopped).
b Notes
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has
priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot be
made if it overlaps with a programme that has
priority. “
” will appear next to the overlapped
setting in the Timer List. Check the priority order
of the settings.
Recording from
Connected Equipment
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
3
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to
select “L3.”
4
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme to
the HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode).
+R
Press OPTIONS to select “Line Audio
Input,” and press ENTER. Then select
“Bilingual,” and press ENTER.
HDD
DVD
5
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
z REC
x REC
STOP
REC MODE
cz
SYNCHRO
REC
Recording from connected
equipment with a timer
(Synchro Rec)
You can set the recorder to automatically
record programmes from connected
equipment that has a timer function (such as
a satellite tuner). Connect the equipment to
the LINE 3/DECODER jack of the recorder
(page 30).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from
the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
1
For details about the recording mode, see
page 55.
6
Set the timer on the connected
equipment to the time of the
programme you want to record, and
turn it off.
7
Press c z 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.
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
INPUT
SELECT
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP or c z SYNCHRO
REC.
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press c z SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the
recorder turns off.
Before recording, select HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable
DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on
page 35).
2
Set “Synchro Rec.” to “Record to
HDD” or “Record to DVD” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146).
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67
b Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting
a special control signal from the connected
equipment. The beginning of the programme may
not be recorded regardless of whether or not the
recorder’s power is on or off.
• During Synchro-Recording, other operations,
such as normal recording, cannot be performed.
• To use the connected equipment while the
recorder is standing by for Synchro-Recording,
cancel Synchro-Recording by pressing c z
SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to turn off the
connected equipment and press c z SYNCHRO
REC to reset Synchro-Recording before the timer
recording starts.
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with
some tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
If the timer settings of a SynchroRecording and another timer recording
overlap
Regardless of whether or not the programme
is a Synchro Rec programme, the programme
that starts first has priority and the second
programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
The front panel display changes as
follows:
programme
position
3
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme to
the HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode).
Press OPTIONS to select “Line Audio
Input,” and press ENTER. Then select
“Bilingual,” and press ENTER.
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 55.
5
Insert the source tape into the
connected equipment and set to
playback pause.
6
Press z REC.
7
Second
programme
will be cut off
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
You can record from a connected VCR or
similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
Device” on page 30. Use the DV IN jack on
the front panel if the equipment has a DV
output jack (i.LINK jack).
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable
DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on
page 35).
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Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection
you made.
This recorder starts recording.
First
programme
1
2
Press the pause (or play) button on the
connected equipment to cancel the
playback pause status.
The connected equipment starts playback
and the playback image is recorded by
this recorder.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP
on this recorder.
If you connect a digital video camera with
a DV IN jack
See “DV Dubbing” on page 115 for an
explanation of how to record from the DV IN
jack.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording
picture quality and size” on page 62.
b Notes
• When recording a video game image, the screen
may not be clear.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
guard signal cannot be recorded. The recorder
continues to record, but a blank screen will be
recorded.
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)
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GUIDE Plus+ (For satellite, cable,
terrestrial users only)
Introduction to the
GUIDE Plus+ System
The GUIDE Plus+® system is a free
interactive programme guide. It displays up
to seven days of programme listings,
including programme titles, promotions, and
broadcast information. GUIDE Plus+ data for
the television programme listings are carried
by your local broadcast host channel and are
received through your aerial, set top box
receiver, or direct cable connection from the
wall.
Visit www.europe.guideplus.com for a list of
all European host channels.
These are just a few of the ways to use the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
– Search for a programme by listing them
according to category (such as Movies or
Sports) or by using the Keyword Search
function (page 74).
– Once you have found the programme you
are looking for, use the GUIDE Plus+
system to set the timer for recording
(page 81).
– You can set the system to display your
favourite programmes according to
conditions that you set, such as category
and keyword (page 74).
For more information, see “Watching TV
Using the GUIDE Plus+ System” (page 72).
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Learning the common elements
Press GUIDE
.
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home Screen”
appears.
A Video Window: This shows the
programme you were watching when
you pressed GUIDE
.
B Action Bar: When the same colour
button on the remote is pressed, the
Action Bar functions. The Action Bar
function differs according to the
screen.
C Information Box: Shows information
about the selected programme when
the “Home Screen” is displayed.
Contents will differ according to the
displayed screen.
D Menu Bar: Press the blue button
(“Home”), and press M to move the
cursor to the Menu Bar. Then, select
one of the following features using </
,, and press ENTER.
“Grid”: Shows the programmes for the
current time slot and next 7 days.
“Search”: Allows you to search for
titles by category or by keyword
(page 73). The displayed category
depends upon the programme data
received by this recorder. Movies,
Sports, and Children are examples of
possible categories.
“My TV”: Sets the profile for your
favourite programmes (page 74).
“Schedule”: Displays the list of timer
settings (page 87).
“Info”: Shows information when
available.
“Editor”: Allows you to edit the
channel lineup and channel display
(page 77).
“Setup”: Allows you to change the
language, country/region, postal code,
input source, or host channel.
F Tiles: Shows the programme titles and
category; green (sports), purple
(movies), blue (children’s), teal
(others).
G Broadcast station Logo: Shows the
broadcast station logo.
H Time Slot: Indicates the currently
selected time slot. Use </, to select
a different time slot.
Troubleshooting guide
If you are having trouble displaying the
television programme list, please check the
following:
• Your postal code must be set correctly
(page 27).
• The clock must be set correctly. If the clock
is not set, set it manually (page 134).
• This recorder downloads the GUIDE Plus+
data several times a day when the recorder
is turned off (standby mode). Turn off the
recorder when you are not using it (for
example, at night). After initial setup
(page 27), it may take up to 24 hours for
your recorder to start receiving programme
listings. It may take up to one day to receive
all seven days of TV programme listings.
b Notes
• Your set top box receiver’s programme position
may suddenly change even if the recorder is
turned off. This is because the set top box
controller has changed the programme position to
receive the GUIDE Plus+ data.
• When you set “Factory Setup” to “All,” the
recorder is initialized. When you change the
following settings, the GUIDE Plus+ system is
reset:
– Postal code setting in “Easy Setup”
– “Postal Code” of “Setup” - “Basic Setup” in the
Menu Bar
Note that the GUIDE Plus+ system is also reset
when you make changes to the host channel
settings or if you set “Factory Setup” to “Basic.”
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GUIDE Plus+ (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
E “Home” position: When you press the
blue button (“Home”), the cursor
returns to the last programme position
on the “Grid.”
• Check the following if the programme
guide data has not been received after
waiting for a day:
– “Easy Setup” (page 27) is finished.
– The host channel is not disabled (see
“Disabling programme positions” on
page 78).
– The timer is not set.
If the programme guide data still cannot be
received after checking the above, search
for the host channel at the following
website and set the host channel manually
(page 77):
www.europe.guideplus.com
• If the host channel has changed or moved,
the programme guide data cannot be
received. In this case, follow the steps in
“Searching for the GUIDE Plus+ host
channel” (page 76) to update the host
channel setting.
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Watching TV Using the
GUIDE Plus+ System
To select a programme position quickly
using the TV broadcast station logo
1
Press GUIDE
.
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home
Screen” appears.
2
Press the yellow button (“Channels”).
3
Select the TV broadcast station logo
using </M/m/,, then press ENTER.
The display returns to “Grid” and the
programme currently being broadcast by
the selected TV station is selected.
4
Select a programme using </,, and
press ENTER.
Colour
buttons
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DAY –
PAGE
DAY +
/
1
Press GUIDE
.
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home
Screen” appears.
To unlock the Video Window
2
The Video Window is locked so that it does
not change programme positions when you
move the cursor across other titles.
From “Grid,” select the logo of the
programme position that is locked, and press
the red button (“Unlock”). “ ” changes to
“ ” and the Video Window is unlocked. To
lock the Video Window, select the logo of the
programme position you want to lock and
press the red button (“Lock”).
Select a programme using </M/m/
,, and press ENTER.
The GUIDE Plus+ system disappears and
the programme position changes to the
selected programme.
To return to the “Home” position
Press the blue button (“Home”).
The cursor returns to the home position on the
“Grid.”
To set a programme for timer recording
See “One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+)”
(page 81).
To close the GUIDE Plus+ system
Press GUIDE
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.
z Hints
/
buttons to change the
• Press the PAGE
programme list by page.
• Press the DAY +/– buttons to change the
programme list by day.
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Select “Search” in the Menu Bar, and
press ENTER.
2
Select a category using </,, and
press ENTER.
GUIDE Plus+ (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
b Notes
• The Video Window is locked during recording
and the lock indicator appears in the Video
Window. You cannot unlock the Video Window
while recording.
• If you are watching programmes through a set top
box, the Video Window may not change as fast as
you move the cursor. In this case, lock the Video
Window (page 72).
• The screen saver will appear if no buttons are
pressed for more than ten minutes.
Searching for a
Programme Using the
GUIDE Plus+ System
To search for a programme by keyword,
select “My Choice.” You can search for all
programmes that contain the keyword in the
programme’s title and in the programme’s
Information Box. If no keywords are
displayed, enter the keyword. See “To enter
a new keyword” below.
3
Select a sub-category using M/m, and
press ENTER.
Programmes that meet the conditions are
listed up.
The sub-categories differ according to
country/region.
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4
Select a programme using M/m, and
press ENTER.
To enter a new keyword
1
Select “Search” in the Menu Bar, and
press ENTER.
2
3
Select “My Choice” using </,.
Listing Up Your Favourite
Programme Information
(My TV)
You can set a profile and list up only your
favourite programme information.
Press the yellow button (“Add”).
The display for entering characters
appears.
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
4
5
6
Select a character on the keyboard using
</M/m/,, and press ENTER.
To switch between upper-case, lowercase, or characters with accents, press the
yellow button (“Keyboard”) repeatedly.
To cancel entering a new keyword, press
the red button (“Back”).
Repeat step 4 to enter the keyword.
Press the green button (“Save”).
The entered keyword is registered.
To delete the keyword, select the
keyword you want to delete, and press
the red button (“Delete”).
To change the keyword, select the
keyword you want to change, and press
the green button (“Edit”).
To set a programme for timer recording
See “One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+)”
(page 81).
z Hint
When two or more keywords are set for “My
Choice,” you can select “All.”
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Setting a profile
1
2
Select “My TV” in the Menu Bar.
Press the yellow button (“Profile”).
3
Select “Channels,” “Categories,” or
“Keywords,” and press the yellow
button (“Add”).
4
Press ENTER.
To change the profile settings
1
2
3
Select “My TV” in the Menu Bar.
Press the yellow button (“Profile”).
Repeat from step 3 above.
[/1
Number
buttons
Colour
buttons
GUIDE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Changing the basic GUIDE
Plus+ settings
All necessary settings are made when you
complete Easy Setup (page 27). Follow the
steps below only if you want to make changes
to the current settings. Note that if you
change the country/region setting, Easy
Setup will begin again when you close the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
1
Press GUIDE
GUIDE Plus+ (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
“Channels”: Select the programme
position using </M/m/,, and press
ENTER. To add more programme
positions, press the yellow button
(“Add”). You can register up to 16
programme positions.
To cancel the registration, select a
programme position, and press the red
button (“Delete”).
“Categories”: Select the category using
</M/m/,, and press ENTER. To add
more categories, press the yellow button
(“Add”). You can register up to 4
categories.
To cancel the registration, select a
category, and press the red button
(“Delete”).
“Keywords”: Enter a keyword. See “To
enter a new keyword” on page 74. To add
more keywords, press the yellow button
(“Add”). You can register up to 16
keywords.
To cancel the registration, select a
keyword, and press the red button
(“Delete”).
Making Changes to the
GUIDE Plus+ System
.
The GUIDE Plus+ system appears.
Selecting and watching a
programme from My TV
1
2
Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar.
The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears.
Select “My TV” in the Menu Bar, and
press ENTER.
The programmes that match the profile
conditions are displayed.
2
Select a programme using </M/m/
,, and press ENTER.
To set a programme for timer recording
See “One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+)”
(page 81).
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3
Select “Basic Setup” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
Searching for the GUIDE Plus+
host channel
The default host channel setting is set to
“Automatic,” so you should not have to
change the host channel setting. However, if
the host channel has changed or moved,
update the host channel setting.
1
Press GUIDE
.
The GUIDE Plus+ system appears.
4
Select an item using M/m, and press
ENTER.
5
Select a setting using M/m, and press
ENTER.
“Language”: Select a language for the
on-screen displays using M/m.
“Country”: Select “United Kingdom”
using M/m.
When you exit the GUIDE Plus+ system
after changing your country/region, the
“Easy Setup” display appears. Follow the
instructions for “Step 6: Easy Setup”
(page 27) from step 2.
“Postal Code”: Enter your postal code
using </M/m/,. If “Country” is set to
“Other,” you cannot enter a postal code
and the GUIDE Plus+ system will not
search for a host channel.
“External Receiver 1”/“External
Receiver 2”/“External Receiver 3”:
When a set top box receiver is connected
to the recorder, set it up for the GUIDE
Plus+ system. See “Setting up your set
top box receiver for the GUIDE Plus+®
system (Analogue Mode only)” on
page 28.
6
Press GUIDE
Plus+ system.
to exit the GUIDE
To cancel GUIDE Plus+ settings
Press the red button (“Back”).
To return to the “Home” position
Press the blue button (“Home”).
The cursor returns to the home position on the
“Grid.”
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2
Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar.
The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears.
3
Select “Host Channel Setup” using M/
m, and press ENTER.
4
5
6
Press the yellow button (“Reset”).
Press [/1 to turn off the recorder.
Wait for a day until the programme
guide data can be received.
If the programme guide data has not been
received after waiting for a day, search
for the host channel at the following
website and set the host channel
manually (“Changing the GUIDE Plus+
host channel manually” (page 77)).
www.europe.guideplus.com
Changing the GUIDE Plus+ host
channel manually
If you are using connection B (page 17) and
you want to receive the programme guide
data from your set top box receiver, search
for the host channel on the following website
and set it for your area, following the steps
below:
www.europe.guideplus.com
1
Press GUIDE
.
To cancel the settings
Press the red button (“Back”).
To return to the “Home” position
Press the blue button (“Home”).
The cursor returns to the home position on the
“Grid.”
To check the GUIDE Plus+ system
information
1
2
Press GUIDE
3
Select “GUIDE Plus+ system
Information” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The GUIDE Plus+ system appears.
Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar.
The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears.
3
Select “Host Channel Setup” using M/
m, and press ENTER.
4
Press the yellow button (“Change”)
twice.
“Manual” appears.
5
6
Select “Source” using ,.
7
8
Select “Prog. No.” using ,.
9
Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar, and
press ENTER.
Checking programme positions
Check whether programme position numbers
are the same as the programme position
numbers set in the “Programme Setting.”
If you want to make adjustments to the
channel settings or change the channel name,
see “Programme Setting” in “Settings and
Adjustments” (page 130).
1
Select “Editor” in the Menu Bar.
2
3
Press ENTER.
4
Select the programme position you
want to check using M/m.
GUIDE Plus+ (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
2
.
Press the yellow button (“Source”)
repeatedly to select the input source.
Enter the programme position number
using the number buttons.
Press the green button (“Save”).
The display asks for confirmation.
10 Select “Confirm” using </,, and
press ENTER.
The display returns to the GUIDE Plus+
setup menu.
11 Wait one day until the programme
guide data can be received.
Press , to move the cursor to the
right column.
To change the input source, press the red
button (“Source”).
To change the programme position, see
“Programme Setting” on page 131.
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b Note
To receive from the recorder a programme position
that can be received by either the set top box
receiver or the recorder, change the input source in
step 4.
Disabling programme positions
If any programme positions are unused or
contain unwanted channels, you can hide
them.
1
Select “Editor” in the Menu Bar, and
press ENTER.
2
In the left column, select the
programme position you want to hide
or display using M/m.
3
Press the red button (“On/Off”).
The disabled positions will turn grey.
To show the disabled positions, press the
red button (“On/Off”) again.
b Notes
• You cannot record a programme position, if it is
not set in “Programme Setting” of “Settings and
Adjustments,” even if it is set to “On” in the
“Editor” in the Menu Bar.
• If you are using your set top box receiver to
receive programmes (connection B, page 17) and
are able to receive the same programme with both
the set top box and the recorder, change the
“Source” to receive the programme with the
recorder’s tuner.
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Timer Recording (For satellite,
cable, terrestrial users only)
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• Check that the disc has enough available
space for the recording (page 41). For the
HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you
can free up disc space by erasing titles
(page 102).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size if necessary (page 85).
b Note
To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 44).
Recording mode
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of
video tapes, you can select the desired
recording mode using the REC MODE
button.
Recording modes with higher quality provide
a more beautiful recording, but the large data
volume also results in a shorter recording
time.
Conversely, a longer duration provides a
longer recording time, but the lower data
volume results in a coarser picture quality.
To select the HQ+ mode, set “HQ Setting” of
the “HDD Rec. Settings” to “HQ+” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146). “HQ+”
records pictures in higher quality than HQ on
the HDD. Note that HQ+ appears as HQ in
the front panel display and the on-screen
displays.
Recording mode
Approx. recording
time (hours)
HDD
HQ+ (High quality)
DVD*
32
–
HQ
R
50
1
HSP
R
72
1 hr.
30 min.
96
2
SP (Standard mode)
LSP
r
120
2 hr.
30 min.
ESP
r
144
3
LP
r
193
4
EP
r
291
6
SLP (Long duration) 387
8
* The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs is as follows:
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
ESP: 5 hours 25 minutes
LP: 7 hours 14 minutes
EP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SLP: 14 hours 28 minutes
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
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.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
b Notes
• The maximum continuous recording time for a
single title is eight hours.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies
with the recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or
a programme or video source of low picture
quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
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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) or
DVD-R (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 “Bilingual Recording” of the
“HDD Rec. Settings” in the “Recording”
setup (page 145).
A DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video mode) can
record only one sound track (main or sub) at
a time. Select the sound track using the Setup
Display before recording starts. Set
“Bilingual Recording” of the “DVD Rec.
Settings” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146).
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo based programme is received,
“Stereo” appears.
When a bilingual ZWEITON based
programme is received, “Main,” “Sub,” or
“Main/Sub” appears.
NICAM system
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 “Programme Setting” in the
“Basic” setup to “NICAM” (default). If the
sound is not clear when listening to NICAM
broadcasts, set “Audio” to “Standard” (see
“Programme Setting” on page 131).
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.
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Unrecordable pictures
Pictures with copy protection cannot be
recorded on this recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard
signal, the recorder continues to record but
only a blank, grey coloured screen will be
recorded.
Copy control Recordable discs
signals
Copy-Free
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
Copy-Once
HDD
-RWVR (CPRM*)
-RVR
Copy-Never
(CPRM*)
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 10).
Timer Recording (GUIDE
Plus+/VIDEO Plus+/
Manual)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
1
Press GUIDE
2
Select a programme using </M/m/
,.
.
+R
There are three methods to set the timer
within the GUIDE Plus+ system: One Button
Recording, VIDEO Plus+, and setting the
timer manually.
One Button Recording (GUIDE
Plus+)
You can use the GUIDE Plus+ system to set
the timer to record a programme up to seven
days in advance.
Colour
buttons
GUIDE
</M/m/,
To search for a programme by category
or by keyword, select “Search” in the
Menu Bar. See “Searching for a
Programme Using the GUIDE Plus+
System” on page 73 for more
information about searching for a
programme.
You can select a programme from “My
TV.”
3
Press the red button (“Record”).
The set programme and Time Slot
change colour and the recorder is ready
to start recording. When recording from a
set top box receiver, be sure to turn it on.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off
the recorder before the timer recording
starts.
• To record on a DVD
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling
Timer Settings” on page 87.
• To make more detailed timer settings
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling
Timer Settings” on page 87.
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
b Notes
• When the recorder is connected to a set top box
receiver and you want to record using the GUIDE
Plus+ system, turn on the set top box receiver and
connect the set top box controller.
• Do not operate your set top box receiver just
before or during a timer recording. This may
prevent the accurate recording of a programme.
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” on page 87.
[TIMER]
x REC
STOP
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording, and that the
recording cannot be stopped within the first
minute of recording.
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To adjust the recording quality
See step 3 of “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 85.
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. Set “Rec.
Mode Adjust” of the “Timer Settings” to
“On” in the “Recording” setup (page 146).
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
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. Set “Auto
Title Erase” of the “Timer Settings” to “On”
in the “Recording” setup (page 146).
Protected titles are not erased.
One Touch Timer
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily display the GUIDE Plus+ system
“Schedule”.
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 SCHEDULE
list appears.
b Notes
• If a message indicating that the disc is full appears
on the screen, change the disc, or make available
space for the recording (HDD/DVD+RW/DVDRW only) (page 103).
• The last recording mode you selected manually
becomes the default recording mode for timer
recordings made from the GUIDE Plus+ system.
• You cannot adjust the recording quality (HDD or
DVD) once the recording starts.
• 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” (page 88).
Recording TV programmes
using the VIDEO Plus+ system
The VIDEO Plus+ system is a feature that
simplifies setting the timer. Just enter the
PlusCode programming number listed in the
TV programme guide. The date, time, and
programme position of that programme are
set automatically.
Check that the programme positions are
correctly set in “Programme Setting” in the
“Basic” setup (page 131).
Number
buttons
If the timer settings overlap
If one or more timer settings overlap, a
message appears. To change the timer
settings, see “Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings” on page 87.
Colour
buttons
z Hint
If you are recording to the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode) at a recording mode that is SP or lower and
is a 2x-speed or higher disc, you can play the title as
it is being recorded by selecting the programme title
on the Title List (page 95).
</,,
ENTER
[TIMER]
x REC
STOP
1
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With the GUIDE Plus+ system turned
off, press [TIMER].
2
Press the red button (“VIDEO Plus+”).
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
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. Set “Auto
Title Erase” of the “Timer Settings” to “On”
in the “Recording” setup (page 146).
Protected titles are not erased.
One Touch Timer
3
Press the number buttons to enter the
PlusCode programming number.
• If you make a mistake, press < and reenter the correct number.
Press ENTER.
The date, start and stop times,
programme position, etc. setting appear.
The recorder is ready to start recording.
• To record on a DVD
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling
Timer Settings” on page 87.
• To make more detailed timer settings
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling
Timer Settings” on page 87.
Setting the timer manually
Number
buttons
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
Colour
buttons
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” on page 87.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
[TIMER]
z REC
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. Set “Rec.
Mode Adjust” of the “Timer Settings” to
“On” in the “Recording” setup (page 146).
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
4
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily display the GUIDE Plus+ system
“Schedule”.
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 SCHEDULE
list appears.
x REC
STOP
1
With the GUIDE Plus+ system turned
off, press [TIMER].
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2
Press the green button (“Manual”).
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings” on page 87.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
Rec. Mode Adjust
3
Set the date using the number buttons
and </M/m/,. Then press the
green button (“Next”).
4
Set the start time using the number
buttons and </M/m/,. Then press
the green button (“Next”).
5
Set the stop time using the number
buttons and </M/m/,. Then press
the green button (“Next”).
6
Select the input source using M/m,
and select the programme position
using the number buttons or M/m.
You can also select the programme
position using the yellow button
(“Channels”).
7
Press the green button (“Next”).
The display for entering characters
appears.
To change the title name, select a
character on the keyboard using </M/
m/,, and press ENTER.
To switch between upper-case, lowercase, or characters with accents, press the
yellow button (“Keyboard”).
8
Press the green button (“Save”).
The date, start and stop times,
programme position, etc. setting appear.
The recorder is ready to start recording.
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If there is not enough available disc space for
the recording, the recorder automatically
adjusts the recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be recorded. Set “Rec.
Mode Adjust” in the “Recording” setup to
“On” (page 146).
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
If there is not enough space for a timer
recording, the recorder automatically erases
old titles recorded on the HDD.
Set “Auto Title Erase” in the “Recording”
setup to “On” (page 146). The oldest played
title is erased. Protected titles are not erased.
If the timer settings overlap
If one or more timer settings overlap, a
message appears. To change the timer
settings, see “Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings” on page 87.
One Touch Timer
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily display the GUIDE Plus+ system
“Schedule”.
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 SCHEDULE
list appears.
Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in
30 minute increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality
and picture size.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute
increments. The maximum duration is six
hours.
(normal recording)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Before recording starts, press
OPTIONS to select “Rec. Settings,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select the item you want to adjust,
and press ENTER.
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.
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
The time counter decreases minute by minute
to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the
power does not turn off). Even if you turn off
the recorder during recording, the recorder
continues to record until the time counter
runs out.
Note that the Quick Timer function does not
work if “TV Direct Rec.” is set to “On” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146).
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec. NR
“Rec. Mode”:
Selects the recording mode for the
desired recording time and picture
quality. For more information, see
“Recording mode” on page 79.
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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
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode)
when the recording mode is set to HQ,
HSP, SP, LSP, or ESP. For all other
recording modes, the screen size is fixed
at “4 : 3.”
For DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs (VR mode), the
actual picture size is recorded regardless
of the setting. For example, if a 16:9 size
picture is received, the disc records the
picture as 16:9 even if “DVD Rec.
Picture Size” is set to “4 : 3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen
size is fixed at “4 : 3.”
“Rec. NR” (noise reduction): Reduces
noise contained in the video signal.
“Rec. Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the
picture in greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall
brightness.
• Colour: Makes the colours deeper or
lighter.
3
Adjust the setting using </M/m/,,
and press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec. NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 2 ~ 3
(strong)
“Rec. Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other
items.
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b Notes
• If one programme contains two picture sizes, the
selected size is recorded. However, if the 16:9
signal cannot be recorded as 16:9, it is recorded as
4:3.
• When playing a 16:9 size picture recorded as 4:3,
the image is fixed to 4:3 Letter Box regardless of
the setting in “TV Type” of “Video” setup
(page 140).
• 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.
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder can automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters by inserting
chapter marks at approximately 6 minute
intervals during recording. To disable this
function, set “Auto Chapter” in the
“Recording” setup to “Off” (page 146).
When recording to the HDD, a DVD-R (VR
mode) or a DVD-RW (VR mode), you can
insert and erase chapter marks manually
(page 105).
b Note
When dubbing (page 109), the chapter marks in the
dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer
Settings
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
3
Press the green button (“Edit”).
4
In the left column, select an item
using the red button (“Back”) or the
green button (“Next”), and adjust
using the number buttons or </M/m/
,.
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
You can change or cancel timer settings using
the SCHEDULE list.
Number
buttons
</M/m/,
5
OPTIONS
• Red button (“Media”): Sets the
recording destination to either HDD or
DVD.
• Green button (“Frequency”): Selects
the recording pattern. The item changes
as follows:
Once t Daily t Mon-Fri (Monday
to Friday) t Mon-Sat (Monday to
Saturday) t Sun (every Sunday) t
...... t Sat (every Saturday) t Once
• Yellow button (“Rec Mode”): Selects
the recording mode (page 79).
[TIMER]
Changing timer settings
1
With the GUIDE Plus+ system turned
off, press [TIMER].
The SCHEDULE list appears.
6
7
2
Select the timer setting you want to
change using M/m.
Press the corresponding colour button
repeatedly to change settings.
Press , to display “Extend Time.”
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
You can change the date, start time, stop
time, programme position, or input
source.
The cursor moves to the right column.
Colour
buttons
GUIDE
Press the yellow button (“Extend
Time”) repeatedly to select the
duration time or to set the PDC/VPS
function.
The item changes as follows:
+0 Minutes t +10 Minutes t
+30 Minutes t +60 Minutes t VPS /
PDC t +0 Minutes
See “About the PDC/VPS function”
below.
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z Hint
You can also extend the recording time while
recording by pressing OPTIONS and selecting
“Extend Rec..”
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.
b Note
The new settings become effective when you exit
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
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.
To use the PDC/VPS function
Select “VPS / PDC” in step 7 above.
When you turn on this function, the recorder
starts scanning the channels 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.
Note that if you turn off the PDC/VPS
channel scan function, the timer recording
will not start.
To temporarily turn off PDC/VPS channel
scan
Press OPTIONS 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.
Cancelling timer settings
1
With the GUIDE Plus+ system turned
off, press [TIMER].
The SCHEDULE list appears.
2
Select the timer setting you want to
cancel using M/m.
3
Press the red button (“Delete”).
To close the SCHEDULE list
Press GUIDE
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or [TIMER].
will be cut off
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.
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.
b Note
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.
Recording from
Connected Equipment
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Recording from connected
equipment with a timer
(Synchro Rec)
b Notes
• The Synchro Rec function does not work when
“Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” is set to
“Decoder” in the “Video” setup (page 142).
• While the recorder is standing by for SynchroRecording, the Auto Clock Set function
(page 134) does not work.
• To use the Synchro Rec function, you must first
set the recorder’s clock correctly.
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
Timer Recording (For satellite, cable, terrestrial users only)
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 30).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from
the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
For details on operation, see page 67.
For details on bilingual recording, see
page 80.
You can record from a connected VCR or
similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
Device” on page 30. Use the DV IN jack on
the front panel if the equipment has a DV
output jack (i.LINK jack).
For details about operation, see page 68.
For details about bilingual recording, see
page 80.
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3
The sub-menu appears.
Playback
4
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Playing
HDD
Select the title, and press ENTER.
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
HDD
DVD
Z (open/
close)
Number
buttons
AUDIO
TOP MENU
MENU
SUBTITLE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
/
H
X
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalised
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video mode), you can
display the disc’s menu by pressing TOP
MENU or MENU.
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
TITLE LIST
.
To use the DVD’s Menu
>
x
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on
your TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with
PBC functions, the menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and
press ENTER. Then, follow the instructions
in the menu (press H when “Press
SELECT” appears).
The PBC function of Super VIDEO CDs does
not work with this recorder. Super VIDEO
CDs are played in continuous play mode
only.
To change the angles
1
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 35).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, DATA DVD*, or DATA CD*,
press H. Playback starts.
* DivX video file only
2
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “3.
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title
List)” on page 37.
Example: DVD+RW
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If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
are recorded on the disc, “
” appears in
the front panel display. Press OPTIONS
during playback to select “Change Angle,”
and press ENTER.
To stop playback
Press x.
To playback quickly with sound (Scan
Audio)
When you press M during playback of a
title recorded in the HDD, you can play
quickly with dialogue or sound (“x1.3”
appears).
No sound is output when you press M two
or more times to change search speed.
To fast forward or fast reverse a DivX
video file
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
3
Press ENTER to select “OK.”
The recorder starts playback.
Press m/M during playback.
To go to the next or previous DivX video
file
Press . or > during playback. If you
repeatedly press . or >, you will go to
the next or previous album.
To play DivX video file in slow motion/one
frame at a time (Playback direction only)
Press y/C in the pause mode.
To display the registration code for this
recorder
Select “Registration Code” in the “Others”
setup (page 150).
When you press H again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback
from the point where you pressed x.
To start from the beginning, press OPTIONS
to select “Play Beginning,” and press
ENTER. Playback starts from the beginning
of the title/track/scene.
The point where you stopped playing is
cleared when:
– you open the disc tray (except for HDD).
– you play another title (except for HDD).
– you switch the Title List menu to Original
or Playlist (HDD/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in
VR mode only).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you turn off the recorder (VIDEO CD/CD/
DATA DVD/DATA CD only).
– you make a recording (except for HDD/
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode).
– you disconnect the mains lead.
b Note
You cannot resume playback during TV Pause.
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the message
“Do you want to temporarily change the
Parental Control level to *?” appears on your
TV screen.
To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children
from ejecting the disc.
When the recorder is turned on, hold down x
until “LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display. The Z (open/close) button does not
work while the Child Lock is set.
To unlock the disc tray, hold down x until
“UNLOCKED” appears in the front panel
display when the recorder is turned on.
Playback
To resume playback from the point where
you stopped (Resume Play)
To register or change the password, see
“Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on
page 147.
One Touch Play
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily start playing.
Press H. The recorder and your TV
automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
switched to the recorder. Playback starts
automatically.
One Touch Menu
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily display the Title List.
Press TITLE LIST. The recorder and your
TV automatically turn on and the TV’s input
is switched to the recorder. The Title List
appears.
z Hints
• You can also use the H button in step 3
(page 90) to start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in the
“Others” setup (page 150), the Child Lock
remains set.
• For DivX video files, playback starts from the
first DivX video file on the disc.
• You can change the audio track when playing
MP3 or MPEG audio of DivX video files using
the AUDIO button.
• You can display subtitles when playing DivX
video files using the SUBTITLE button.
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Playback options
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 90.
For DivX operation, see “Playing” on page 90.
For MP3 operation, see “Playing MP3 Audio Tracks” on page 99.
For JPEG operation, see “JPEG Image Files” on page 120.
Buttons
Operations
AUDIO
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed
repeatedly in normal playback mode.
HDD -RWVR
-RVR
DVD
CD
VCD
DVD : Selects the language.
HDD -RWVR
VCD
SUBTITLE
CD
-RVR : Selects the main or sub sound.
: Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
. (previous)/> (next)
(fast reverse/fast forward)
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/
track.
For the HDD, you cannot go to the beginning of the previous/
next title.
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during
playback.
Search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse fast forward
m1 T t 1M*1
m2 T T t t 2M
m3*2 T T T t t t 3M*2
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse
continues at the selected speed until you release the button.
*1
When you press M once during playback of a title recorded in
the HDD, you can play quickly with sound (“x1.3” appears).
*2 m3 and 3M are only available for the HDD and DVDs.
(slow, freeze frame)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
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.
-RVideo
DVD VCD *
* Playback direction only
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback, press H.
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b Notes
• Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
recorded on this recorder.
• Slideshows made with a DVD camcorder can
only be played. Other play functions, such as fast
forward, cannot be used.
2
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive
noise will be heard from the LINE 1-TV/LINE 3/
DECODER/LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks.
To avoid possible damage to the audio system,
the consumer should take proper precautions
when the LINE 1-TV/LINE 3/DECODER/LINE
2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks of the recorder are
connected to an amplification system. To enjoy
DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an external
DTS decoder must be connected to the DIGITAL
OUT jack of the recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the AUDIO
button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
(page 92).
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound
track
Adjusting the picture quality
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
+R
VCD DATA DVD *
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
DATA CD *
* DivX video file only
1
Press OPTIONS during playback to
select “Video Settings,” and press
ENTER.
3
Playback
The adjustment display appears.
“FNR” (frame noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the
luminance element of the video signal.
“BNR” (block noise reduction):
Reduces “block noise” or mosaic like
patterns in the picture.
“MNR” (mosquito noise reduction):
Reduces the faint noise appearing around
the outlines of the images. The noise
reduction effects are automatically
adjusted within each setting range
according to the video bit rate and other
factors.
“Sharpness”:
Sharpens the outlines of the images.
“PB Video Equalizer” (Playback video
equalizer):
Adjusts the picture in greater detail.
Select an item and press ENTER.
• Contrast: changes the contrast.
• Brightness: changes the overall
brightness.
• Colour: makes the colours deeper or
lighter.
• Hue: changes the colour balance.
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a
CD
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 the “Audio” setup (page 143).
Select an item, and press ENTER.
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
The default settings are underlined.
“FNR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“BNR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“MNR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“Sharpness”*: (weak) Off 1
2 3
(strong)
“PB Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
• Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other
items.
* “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them
more than “2.”
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b Notes
• If the outlines of the images on your screen
become blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to
“Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played,
the above BNR, MNR, or FNR effects may be
hard to discern. And, these functions may not
work with some screen sizes.
• When using the “Sharpness” function, noise
found in the title may become more apparent. In
this case, it is recommended that you use the BNR
function with the “Sharpness” function. If the
condition still does not improve, set the
“Sharpness” level to “Off.”
Pausing a TV Broadcast
(TV Pause/Pause Live TV)
You can pause a current TV broadcast, and
then continue watching the programme at a
later time. This is useful when you receive an
unexpected phone call or visitor while
watching TV.
1
While viewing a TV broadcast with
this recorder, press X.
The picture pauses. You can pause the
picture for up to three hours.
Adjusting the delay between
the picture and sound (AV
SYNC)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
+R
VCD DATA DVD
DATA CD
1
2
Press OPTIONS during playback to
select “Audio Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Select “AV SYNC,” and press ENTER.
“AV SYNC”:
When the video is delayed, this function
delays the audio for synchronization with
the video (0 to 120 milliseconds). Larger
numbers indicate a longer audio delay for
synchronization with the video. When
dubbing to a VCR or other video
recording equipment, be sure to return
this setting to 0 ms (default).
3
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Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
TV pause
2
Press X or H again to resume
watching the programme.
b Notes
• Paused titles are not saved to the HDD.
• This function is cancelled when:
– x (stop) is pressed.
– PROG +/– is pressed.
– DVD is pressed.
– Z (open/close) is pressed.
– TITLE LIST is pressed.
– INPUT SELECT is pressed.
– the recorder is turned off.
– a timer recording or Synchro-Recording is
started.
– the PDC/VPS function is “On” and channel
scan is started.
– DV dubbing or regular dubbing is started.
• It may take one minute or more to resume
playback of the paused programme.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about
one minute or more between the recorded
programme and the current TV broadcast.
Playing from the beginning of
the programme you are
recording (Chasing Playback)
HDD
-RWVR
“Chasing Playback” allows you to view the
recorded part of a programme while the
recording is being made. You do not need to
wait until the recording finishes.
Press OPTIONS while recording to select
“Chasing Playback,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
programme you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you
are recording, Chasing Playback returns to
normal playback.
Playing a previous recording
while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
*1
Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not
work when you record:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
*2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
condition of the recording, or when playing a
title recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
The picture freezes for a few seconds when you
use fast forward/fast reverse or instant replay/
advance.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, Super VIDEO CD, CD, DATA DVD, or
DATA CD while recording on the HDD.
Example: Play another title on the HDD
while recording to the HDD.
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.
+R
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to
view a previously recorded programme while
recording programmes. Playback continues
even if a timer recording starts. Use this
function as follows:
• While recording to the HDD:
Play another title on the HDD.
Play a previously recorded programme on a
DVD by pressing DVD.
Playback
b Notes
• For DVD-RWs (VR mode), this function does not
work when recording:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
• The DVD’s picture on your TV screen freezes for
a few seconds when you fast forward/fast reverse
or instant replay/advance the recording.
• Chasing Playback is possible from one minute or
more after recording starts.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about
one minute or more between the recorded
programme and the current TV broadcast.
• 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
b Note
You cannot play a DVD, DivX video or VIDEO
CD recorded in the NTSC colour system while
recording on the HDD. When playing a DivX video
or VIDEO CD, be sure to set “Colour System” to
“PAL” in the “Video” setup (page 142).
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The display for entering the number
appears.
Example: Title Search
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
CD
The number in parentheses indicates the
total number of titles, tracks, etc.
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene
or track. As titles and tracks are assigned
individual numbers, select the title or track by
entering its number. You can also search for
a scene using the time code.
2
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes,
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
3
Number
buttons
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track,
time code, etc., you want.
Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the
selected number.
b Note
“Title Search” is not applicable to the HDD.
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Press OPTIONS during playback to
select a search method, and press
ENTER.
“Title Search” (for DVDs)
“Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for CDs)
“Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
“Album Search” (for DATA DVDs*/
DATA CDs*)
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
DVDs*/DATA CDs*): Searches for a
starting point by entering the time code.
“File Search” (for DATA DVDs*/DATA
CDs*)
* DivX video file only
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Copying MP3 Audio
Tracks
5
The confirmation screen appears.
6
Copying an MP3 audio album
on a disc to the HDD
To copy multiple albums
1
Insert the disc that you are going to copy
to the HDD.
2
3
Press DVD.
4
Press OPTIONS to select “Copy
Albums,” and press ENTER.
5
Select the albums you want to copy, and
press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
next to the selected album.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select
“Reset.”
6
Repeat step 5 to select all of the albums
you want to copy.
You can select up to 5 albums to copy.
7
When you finish selecting albums, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 5.
8
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears in the
front panel display.
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Insert the disc that you are going to
copy to the HDD.
2
3
Press DVD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Music”
Title List, if necessary.
4
Select a title, and press ENTER.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Music”
Title List, if necessary.
Playback
DVD
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears on the
front panel display.
To cancel copying, select “Cancel,” and
press ENTER.
HDD DATA DVD DATA CD
You can copy MP3 audio tracks on a disc
(DATA DVD/DATA CD) to the HDD.
After copying the MP3 audio tracks to the
HDD, the Music Jukebox function allows
you to play MP3 audio tracks on the HDD by
selecting a track from the “Music” Title List
without exchanging discs.
Select “Copy Album,” and press
ENTER.
z Hint
You can also start the operation by selecting
“COPY MUSIC” from the System Menu.
The sub-menu appears.
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b Notes
• You cannot copy MP3 audio tracks on the HDD
to discs or USB devices.
• The recorder copies only MP3 audio tracks stored
directly under the album you select. If there is a
sub-album under the selected album, the MP3
audio tracks under the sub-album are not copied.
• If you want to copy the files directly stored under
a root folder, select “ROOT” from the music
album list.
• You cannot play or record while copying MP3
audio tracks. “ ” appears on the “Music” Title
List during copying.
• Some MP3 audio tracks may not be copied
depending on the file size.
• You cannot copy MP3 audio tracks if the HDD is
full or almost full.
• If the title of the album being copied is the same
as an album already copied onto the HDD, an
incremental number is automatically added after
the title.
• If an MP3 audio track you want to copy has ID3
tag information (album, track, or artist), the
information is also copied. However, there may
be some information that cannot be copied.
• For details about file/album number limitations
when copying, See “Notes on MP3 Audio Tracks,
JPEG Image Files, and DivX Video Files” on
page 162.
To stop copying
Press OPTIONS to select “Stop Copying,”
and press ENTER. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK,” and press
ENTER.
When copying is stopped partway, no MP3
audio track in the selected album is copied to
the HDD. However, if an album (from a
multiple set of albums that are to be copied)
has finished copying before you stop, that
album will remain copied onto the HDD. See
the “Music” Title List of the HDD to check
which albums have been copied.
98
Managing MP3 Audio
Tracks
HDD
b Note
You cannot erase MP3 audio tracks or edit album
titles on a disc.
Erasing albums on the HDD
1
2
Press HDD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Music”
Title List, if necessary.
3
Select the album title, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Erase Album” and press
ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The album is erased.
To cancel, select “Cancel,” and press
ENTER.
To erase multiple albums on the HDD
1
2
Press HDD.
3
Press OPTIONS to select “Erase
Albums,” and press ENTER.
4
Select the albums you want to erase, and
press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
next to the selected album.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select
“Reset.”
5
Repeat step 4 to select all of the albums
you want to erase.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Music”
Title List, if necessary.
6
7
When you finish selecting albums, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 4.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The albums are erased.
Playing MP3 Audio
Tracks
HDD DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play MP3 audio tracks on HDD/
DATA DVDs/DATA CDs.
Editing an album title on the
HDD
HDD
DVD
You can edit the album title on the HDD.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Music”
Title List, if necessary.
TITLE LIST
Select the album title, and press
ENTER.
ALBUM
/
The sub-menu appears.
4
.
m
Select “Album Name,” and press
ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
>
Playback
3
AUDIO
Press HDD.
M
x
The display for entering characters
appears.
5
Select a character on the keyboard
using </M/m/,, and press ENTER.
6
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
b Notes
• If you enter a character that is not allowed, a
warning message appears. Select another
character.
• An album title can be set up to 32 characters.
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 35).
To play MP3 audio tracks on the HDD,
MP3 audio tracks on DATA CDs/DATA
DVDs must be copied to the HDD first
(page 97).
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Music”
Title List, if necessary.
For details about the Title List, see “3.
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title
List)” on page 37.
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3
Select an album, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “View Album,” and press
ENTER.
The track list appears.
To change the page, press
5
/
.
Select a track, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
6
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
You can also set to repeat mode. To set to
repeat mode, see page 100.
To stop playback
Press x.
To fast forward or fast reverse an MP3
audio track
Press m/M during playback.
To go to the next or previous MP3 audio
track
Press . or > during playback. If you
repeatedly press . or >, you will go to
the next or previous album.
To go to the next or previous album
Press ALBUM
/
during playback.
To select the repeat mode
100
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Playing MP3
Audio Tracks” on page 99, and press
OPTIONS to select “Repeat Mode
(Music).”
2
Select repeat mode from the followings,
and press ENTER.
“All Repeat”:
Repeats all tracks.
“Album Repeat”:
Repeats the album.
For details about playable MP3 audio
tracks, see page 162.
z Hint
You can switch between stereo or monaural audio
tracks by pressing AUDIO button when playing
MP3 audio tracks.
b Notes
• If the disc contains MP3 audio tracks, JPEG
image files, and DivX video files, only the DivX
video files are played back when H is pressed.
• If the disc contains MP3 audio tracks and DVD
Videos, only DVD Videos will be played back
when H is pressed.
Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types.
b Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove
the disc or a timer recording starts while editing.
• DVD discs created by DVD video cameras
cannot be edited on this recorder.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit
unnecessary titles.
• The recorder uses some space on the HDD/discs
for system use, so the file size displayed on the
screen cannot be fully used.
• When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all
editing before finalising the disc. You cannot edit
a finalised disc.
Edit features
-RWVR
+RW
-RVR
-RWVideo
+R
Original
title
Playlist
title
Original
title
Playlist
title
Erase (page 102)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protect (page 102)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Title Name (page 102)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
A-B Erase (page 103)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes*
Erase Titles (page 103)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Divide (page 104)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
-RVideo
Set Thumbnail (page 102)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Chapter mark (page 105)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Creating and Editing a
Playlist (page 105)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Order (page 107)
No
No
No
Yes
No
Combine (page 107)
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Erasing and Editing
HDD
* DVD+RW only
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To open up disc space
To open up disc space on a DVD+RW or
DVD-RW (Video mode), erase the title with
the largest number in the title list.
Erasing and Editing a
Title
Largest title number
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
This section explains the basic edit functions.
Note that editing is irreversible. To edit the
HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)
without changing the original recordings,
create a Playlist title (page 105).
For the HDD and DVD-RWs (VR mode),
you can erase any title.
For DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs, the available disc
space does not increase even if you erase
titles.
See “Erasing and Editing a Title” on
page 102 or “Erasing multiple titles (Erase
Titles)” on page 103.
CHAPTER
MARK
To switch between the Playlist and
Original Title List
You can display the Playlist titles in the Title
List (Playlist), or the Original titles in the
Title List (Original). To switch the two Title
Lists, press </, while a Title List is
displayed. To create and edit a Playlist, see
page 105.
O RETURN
.
mc
CHAPTER
MARK
ERASE
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
>
CM
X
1
Press TITLE LIST.
For HDD titles or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
in the VR mode, press </, to switch
the Title Lists, if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the
title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
“OK” when asked for confirmation.
“Protect”: Protects the title. “ ” appears
next to the protected title.
“Title Name”: Allows you to enter or reenter a title name (page 42).
“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 103).
102
“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 104).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the
Title List (page 38).
“Make a Playlist”: Adds the entire title to
the Playlist title as one scene (page 107).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time
(page 103).
• You can automatically erase titles that have
already played (page 146).
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 43).
b Note
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) playlist titles cannot
be protected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase
Titles)
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can select and erase more than one title
at one time using the OPTIONS menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
For HDD titles or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
in the VR mode, press </, to switch
the Title Lists, if necessary.
2
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles
you want to erase.
5
When you finish selecting titles,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of the titles to be erased appears
for confirmation.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 3.
6
The titles are erased.
To erase all titles on the disc
You can reformat the HDD, DVD+RW, or
DVD-RW to make the disc or drive blank.
To format the HDD, see “Format” on
page 150.
To format a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc, see
“8. Reformatting a Disc” on page 46.
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RVR
You can select a section (scene) in a title and
erase it. Note that erasing scenes in a title
cannot be undone.
1
Press OPTIONS to select “Erase
Titles,” and press ENTER.
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “A-B Erase” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting point A appears.
The title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
The display for selecting titles to be
erased appears.
3
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
Erasing and Editing
HDD
4
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.”
Playback point
2
Select point A using m/M, and
press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
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3
Press ENTER if point A is correct.
If point A is incorrect, select point A
using c/C, and press ENTER. The
display for setting point B appears.
4
Select point B using m/M, and
press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
5
Press ENTER if point B is correct.
If point B is incorrect, select point B
using c/C, and press ENTER. The
display asks for confirmation.
• To reset point A, press M and
O RETURN, and go to step 2.
• To reset point B, press M and repeat
step 4.
• To preview the title without scenes to
be erased, select “Preview” (except for
DVD+RWs).
6
Dividing a title (Divide)
HDD -RWVR *
-RVR
*
If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do
not want to reduce the picture quality, divide
the title into two shorter titles. Note that
dividing a title cannot be undone.
* Only playlist titles can be divided for DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (VR mode).
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears, and the title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is erased. The display for
setting point A appears.
• To continue, go to step 2.
• To finish, select “Quit.”
z Hint
A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was
erased. The chapter mark divides the title into
separate chapters on either side of the mark.
b Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted
at the point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be
erased.
• For DVD+RWs, the erased section may be
slightly different from the points you selected.
4
Select the dividing point by pressing
m/M, and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
5
Press ENTER if the dividing point is
correct.
If the dividing point is incorrect, select
the dividing point using c/C, and
press ENTER. The display asks for
confirmation.
• To change the dividing point, press M.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The title is divided in two.
z Hint
After a title is divided, the title name prior to
division is assigned to both the first and second
parts.
104
Creating chapters manually
HDD
-RWVR
-RVR
You can manually insert a chapter mark at
any point you like during playback.
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where
you want to divide the title into chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking ...”
appears on the screen and the scenes to the
left and right of the mark become separate
chapters.
To erase chapter marks
b Note
When dubbing, any chapter marks you enter will be
erased.
HDD -RWVR
-RVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit
without changing the actual recordings. You
can create up to 97 Playlist titles.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a football tournament on a DVDRW/DVD-R (VR mode). You want to create
a digest with the goal scenes and other
highlights, but you also want to keep the
original recording.
Original
Playlist
In this case, you can compile highlight scenes
as a Playlist title. You can even rearrange the
scene order within the Playlist title.
The Playlist title calls up data from the
original titles for playback. When an original
title is used for a Playlist title, the original
title cannot be edited and erased.
Erasing and Editing
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
Press ./> to search for a chapter
number, and while displaying the chapter
containing the chapter mark you want to
erase, press CHAPTER MARK ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the
previous chapter.
Creating and Editing a
Playlist
b Note
Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the
“Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be
dubbed or moved (page 111).
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105
1
Press TITLE LIST.
8
Press </, to switch to the
“PLAYLIST” Title List, if necessary.
2
If the OUT point is incorrect, select the
OUT point using c/C, and press
ENTER.
The selected scene is added to the scene
list.
• To add more scenes, go to step 5.
Press OPTIONS to select “Create a
Playlist,” and press ENTER.
9
3
Press ENTER if the OUT point is
correct.
When you finish adding scenes, press
m.
Select “Select,” and press ENTER.
A Total duration of the selected
scene
4
Select the title you want to include in
the Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the start point (IN)
appears. The title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
5
6
Select the IN point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
10 Select the scene you want to re-edit,
and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order using
</, and press ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked
for confirmation, select “OK.”
• To add more scenes, press M and go to
step 5.
• To add more scenes from another title,
select “Select” and go to step 4.
• To preview all of the captured scenes in
the listed order, select “Preview.”
11 When you finish editing the scene list,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Press ENTER if the IN point is correct.
The title of the created Playlist is added
to the Title List (Playlist). The title name
is the title name of the first scene.
Select the OUT point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
106
C Selected scene
Playback pauses.
If the IN point is incorrect, select the IN
point using c/C, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the end point
(OUT) appears.
7
B Total number of scenes
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT
points will become chapter marks, and each scene
will become a chapter.
b Note
The picture may pause when the edited scene is
played.
4
The title moves to the new location.
• To move more titles, go to step 3.
• To finish, select “Quit,” and press
ENTER.
To add the entire title to the Playlist title
as one scene (Make a Playlist)
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the
“ORIGINAL” Title List, if necessary.
2
Select the title and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Make a Playlist,” and press
ENTER.
The selected title is added to the Title List
(Playlist).
The title name is the same as the Original
title name.
Combining multiple Playlist
titles (Combine)
HDD -RWVR
1
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Combine,”
and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A number indicating the order in which
you selected the title appears.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER
again.
Moving a Playlist title (Change
Order)
-RWVR
-RVR
You can change the Playlist title order within
the Title List (Playlist).
1
Erasing and Editing
Press TITLE LIST. Press </, to
switch the Title Lists, if necessary.
-RVR
necessary.
To play the Playlist title
1
Select a new location for the title
using M/m, and press ENTER.
4
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Change
Order,” and press ENTER.
3
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles
you want to combine.
To cancel all of the selections, select
“Reset.”
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.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
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z Hint
After titles are combined, the title name is the title
name of the first title prior to combination.
b Note
When the number of chapters in the title to be
combined exceeds the limit, the chapters at the end
are combined into a single chapter.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
HDD -RWVR
-RVR
You can divide a Playlist title. For operations,
see page 104.
108
b Notes
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+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
Dubbing)” on page 112), or multiple titles all
at once (Multiple Title Dubbing – see
“Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected
Titles)” on page 113).
Before you start, read the following
precautions, which are common to both
dubbing methods.
Before you start…
• You cannot record both the main and sub
sound on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs (Video
mode). For bilingual programmes, set
“Bilingual Recording” of “DVD Rec.
Settings” to either “Main” (default) or
“Sub” in the “Recording” setup (page 146).
• The chapter marks in the dubbing source
are not retained in the dubbed title. When
“Auto Chapter” is set to “On” in the
“Recording” setup (page 146), chapter
marks are automatically inserted at
approximately 6 minute intervals.
About “Dub Mode”
With this recorder, the recording mode for
dubbing is displayed as “Dub Mode.” Three
dubbing methods are available: High-speed
Dubbing, Original 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 /
/ -RVR / -RVideo
+R
Allows you to dub what you have stored in
the HDD to a high-speed DVD (8x-speed
DVD+RWs/6x-speed DVD-RWs/16x-speed
DVD+Rs/16x-speed DVD-Rs, or slower
versions of each disc type), without changing
the recording mode.
Set “Dub Mode” to “Fast” in the steps of
“Dubbing a single title (Title Dubbing)”
(page 112) or “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” (page 113).
When dubbing multiple titles, you can select
“Fast” if there are one or more titles that can
be dubbed at high speed in the selected titles.
However, titles that cannot be dubbed at high
speed are dubbed in the Original Dubbing
mode.
The minimum required time is as follows
(approximate).
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
If you want to record from a digital video
camera connected to the DV IN jack, see
“DV Dubbing” on page 115. To record from
equipment connected to the LINE IN jacks,
see “Recording from connected equipment
without a timer” on page 68.
• You cannot make a recording while dubbing.
• To play a dubbed disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 44).
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to the HDD.
• Thumbnails that you have set for the originally
recorded title (page 38) will not be retained in the
dubbed title.
• When dubbing to a DVD+R DL disc, the video
may be momentarily interrupted at the point
where the layers switch.
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109
z Hints
• When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
Original title.
• When dubbed from a DVD to the HDD, the
picture size and the sound types originally
recorded are retained.
Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme)*1
Speed*2 6x
6x
High- HighRec. speed speed
mode DVD- DVD+
RW
RW
8x
8x
2.4x
High- High- DVD+R
speed speed (Double
DVD-R DVD+R Layer)
HQ
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
10 min. 10 min. 8 min. 8 min. 25 min.
HSP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
6 min. 6 min. 5 min. 5 min. 16 min.
40 sec. 40 sec.
40 sec.
SP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
5 min. 5 min. 3 min. 3 min. 12 min.
45 sec. 45 sec. 30 sec.
LSP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
4 min. 4 min. 3 min. 3 min. 10 min.
ESP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
3 min. 3 min. 2 min. 2 min. 8 min.
20 sec. 20 sec. 30 sec. 30 sec. 20 sec.
LP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 6 min.
30 sec. 30 sec.
15 sec.
EP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
1 min. 60
1 min. 60
60
40 sec. min.*3 15 sec. min.*3 min.*3
SLP
Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx. Approx.
1 min. 60
56 sec. 60
60
15 sec. min.*3
min.*3 min.*3
*1
The values in the above table are for reference
only. Actual times for dubbing also require time
for creating disc’s control information and other
data.
*2 This is the maximum recording speed of this
recorder. The recording speed cannot exceed the
value indicated in the above table even when
using discs that support higher recording speeds.
In addition, depending on the disc condition, the
recorder may be unable to record at the
maximum recording speed indicated in the table.
*3 High-speed dubbing is not available when
dubbing titles recorded in EP and SLP mode to
DVD+RWs and DVD+Rs.
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b Notes
• High-speed Dubbing is not available for the
following titles:
– Titles recorded in HQ+.
– Titles that contain both main and sub sounds
(except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded in mixed picture size (4:3 and
16:9 etc.) (except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode)).
– Dubbing from DVD to HDD
– Dubbing 16:9 size title from HDD to
DVD+RW/DVD+R
– When dubbing a title with a picture size of 16:9
recorded in LP, EP, or SLP mode to a DVD-RW
or DVD-R in Video mode.
• When dubbed to a DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode), the
“seams” that are left over from editing may
remain on the disc. If you edit a title, use the
Original Dubbing or Rec Mode Conversion
Dubbing method. This will smooth out the
“seams.”
Original Dubbing
HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /
/ -RVR / -RVideo
+R
Original Dubbing allows you to make smooth
dubbings by de-emphasizing the “seams” that
are left over from editing. In this case, the
recording mode is set to the same recording
mode that the source title was recorded in.
To set the “Dub Mode” to “Original,” you
must make your selection from the “Dub
Selected Titles” display (page 113).
Note that you cannot select “Original” when
using the Dubbing method explained in
“Dubbing a single title (Title Dubbing)”
(page 112).
b Note
If the recording mode of the dubbing source title is
unknown when dubbing from a DVD to the HDD,
“Dub Mode” is automatically set to “SP” in the
“Dub Selected Titles” display (page 113).
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 Dubbing)”
(page 112) or “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” (page 113). When dubbing
multiple titles, all of the selected titles will be
recorded in same recording mode.
z Hint
Dubbing in the recording mode of the source title
smoothes out the “seams” that are left over from
editing.
You cannot dub movies and other DVD
VIDEOs to the HDD. Also, when dubbing
from a DVD to the HDD, a grey, blank screen
will be recorded for scenes that contain a
copy protection signal.
Copy
protection
signals
Copy-Free
(No copy
protection
signal)
Copy-Once
Dubbing
HDD
HDD
,
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
,
-RWVR
-RVR
*
*
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode) only
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
Move
HDD , -RWVR / -RVR
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy
protection signals can be moved only from
HDD to DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode)*
(after the title is moved, the original title in
the HDD is erased). The “Move” function is
performed using the same procedure as
dubbing (page 112). Titles containing
“Copy-Once” copy protection signals are
indicated with
.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
b Notes
• For a title whose picture size (16:9 or 4:3) is
mixed:
– When dubbed from the HDD to DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (Video mode), the picture size is
determined by the setting in “DVD Rec. Picture
Size” (page 85).
– When dubbed from the HDD to DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (Video mode) in LP, EP or SLP mode,
the picture size is always 4:3.
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD+RW or
DVD+R, the picture size is always 4:3.
• The picture quality will not improve even if a title
is converted to a recording mode of better picture
quality.
Dubbing restriction
,
Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /
/ -RVR / -RVideo
+R
b Notes
• The following titles in the HDD cannot be moved.
– Protected titles
– Playlist titles
– Original titles referenced from the playlist
• When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway, no
part of the title will be moved to the dubbing
target. However, note that this will decrease the
free disc space for DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs.
• Even if you erase a scene that contains a copy
protection signal, the recording restrictions on
that title are retained.
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode) only.
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6
7
Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to
dub to or from.
2
Press HDD or DVD to select the
source.
3
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
4
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select a dubbing mode using M/m.
Fast*
+R
Dubbing a single title (Title
Dubbing)
Select “Dub Mode.”
* From the HDD to a DVD only.
Appears when High-speed Dubbing is
available for the title (page 109).
8
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining time of dubbing appears
in the front panel display.
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
If there is not enough available space on the
target disc, the recorder automatically selects
a dubbing mode with lower picture quality
according to the available space. If there is
insufficient disc space in the selected
dubbing mode, the following display appears
after step 8.
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting the dubbing
mode appears.
If a title with
(page 111) is selected
in the title list, a confirmation display is
displayed.
To “Move,” select “OK.”
Select “OK” and go to step 8.
To manually select another dubbing mode,
select “Cancel,” and go to step 7.
To stop dubbing
A Size of the title (approximate)
This is displayed in red when the size
exceeds the available space on the
dubbing target media.
B Direction of dubbing
C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
D Information about the title to be
dubbed
E Dubbing mode and the space that
remains after dubbing
(approximate)
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Press OPTIONS to select “Stop Dubbing,”
and press ENTER. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK,” and press
ENTER.
When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway,
no part of the title will be moved to the
dubbing target. However, note that this will
decrease the free disc space for DVD+Rs/
DVD-Rs.
z Hint
You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
E
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)
A maximum of 30 selected titles can be
dubbed at once.
: Indicates titles containing
“Copy-Once” copy protection
signals (page 111). When you
select a title with
, the display
asks for confirmation. To “Move,”
select “OK.”
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to
dub to or from.
2
6
Press HDD or DVD to select the
source.
Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles
you want to dub.
7
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
3
F Order of dubbing
The display for selecting the dubbing
mode appears.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if
necessary.
4
Press OPTIONS to select “Dub
Selected Titles,” and press ENTER.
5
Select titles in the order you want to
dub, and press ENTER.
Select a dubbing mode using M/m.
Fast*
Original
* From the HDD to a DVD only.
Appears when available for the title
(page 109).
9
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining time of dubbing appears
in the front panel display.
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
If there is not enough available space on the
target disc, the recorder automatically selects
a dubbing mode with lower picture quality
according to the available space. The same
dubbing mode is set for all of the titles. If disc
space is insufficient for the selected dubbing
mode, the following display appears after
step 9 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” on page 113.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
The titles are numbered in the selected
order.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER
again.
• To cancel all of the selections, select
“Reset.”
8
A Total size of the selected titles
This is displayed in red when the size
exceeds the available space on the
dubbing target media.
B Direction of dubbing
C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
D “PL”: Indicates a Playlist title.
Select “OK” and go to step 9.
To manually select another dubbing mode,
select “Cancel,” and go to step 8.
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To stop dubbing
Press OPTIONS to select “Stop Dubbing,”
and press ENTER. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK,” and press
ENTER.
When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway,
no part of the title will be moved to the
dubbing target. However, note that this will
decrease the free disc space for DVD+Rs/
DVD-Rs.
z Hint
You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
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b Notes
DV Dubbing
Before DV Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a digital
video camera via the DV IN jack on the front
panel. If you want to dub by way of the LINE
IN jacks, see “Recording from connected
equipment without a timer” on page 68.
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to
the i.LINK standard.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV
dubbing,” and then move on to the section on
dubbing. For more information about
i.LINK, see “About i.LINK” on page 164.
• You cannot make a recording while DV dubbing.
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not
output signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– signal input to the DV IN jack on the front panel
or recorder operation cannot be performed
correctly when using a digital video camera
(see “About i.LINK” on page 164). Connect the
camera to the LINE IN jack and follow the
instructions of “Recording from connected
equipment without a timer” on page 68.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do
not connect a MICRO MV format digital video
camera even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD
equipment, finalise the disc (page 44).
Hookups
Preparing for DV dubbing
DVD recorder
You can connect a digital video camera to the
DV IN jack on the recorder to record or edit
from a DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do
not need to operate your digital video camera.
Do the following to start using the “DV Edit”
functions of this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before
connecting.
to DV IN
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
DV Dubbing
DV output
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after
the initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) or HDD.
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
1
Press HDD or DVD to select the
recording destination.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 35).
2
Insert the source DV/Digital8 format
tape into your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your
digital video camera must be set to video
playback mode.
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3
Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The front panel display changes as
follows:
programme
position
4
Press REC MODE on the remote
repeatedly to select the recording
mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
For details about the recording mode, see
page 79.
5
Press OPTIONS 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.
6
Adjust the dubbing picture quality and
size.
Before dubbing starts, press OPTIONS
to select “Rec. Settings,” and adjust the
recording settings (page 85).
z Hint
You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
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b Notes
• You cannot connect more than one piece of
digital video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another
device or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of
the cassette memory onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV/Digital8 format tape that
is recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a
tape with multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz,
44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural
sound will be output when playing back the
sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
• In order to use this recorder’s “Auto Chapter”
setting (page 117, 118), be sure to correctly set
the clock on your digital video camera before
shooting.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily
affected or the start and end points of a title may
be different from what you have set if the source
DV/Digital8 format tape is in any of the following
conditions. In this case, see “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” (page 68).
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of
the tape.
– The tape’s time code is not sequential.
– If the picture size or the recording mode on the
tape being dubbed changes.
Recording an Entire DV
Format Tape (One Touch
Dubbing)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can record the entire contents of a DV/
Digital8 format tape onto a disc with a single
press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on
the recorder. The recorder controls the digital
video camera for the whole process, and
completes the recording.
z Hints
• If you set “Finalise Disc” of “One Touch
Dubbing” to “Auto” in the “DVD” setup
(page 149), the recorded disc (except DVD-RW
(VR mode)) will automatically be finalised after
recording is finished.
• You can play back a previously recorded title on
the HDD while One Touch Dubbing is in
progress.
b Notes
• When a blank space between the recordings on
the tape continues for more than five minutes,
One Touch Dubbing ends automatically.
• The recorder records a blank for five minutes
before it stops dubbing. To stop the blank
recording, press x REC STOP.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD
become a single title. When “Auto Chapter”
is set to “On” in the “Recording” setup, this
title is divided into chapters. When dubbing
to the HDD or a DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR
mode), each shooting session on the tape
becomes a chapter on the disc. For other
discs, the recorder divides the title into
chapters at approximately 6 minute intervals.
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.
DV Dubbing
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for DV
dubbing” on page 115, and press ONETOUCH DUB on the recorder.
To stop during recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
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2
Program Edit
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
The display asks if you want to start
selecting scenes.
+R
You can select scenes from a DV/Digital8
format tape, and then automatically record
selected scenes to the HDD or a DVD.
To use this function, do the following:
• If you have previously saved a
program, the display asks if you want to
edit an existing program or to create a
new program. To resume editing the
existing program, select “Saved Data,”
and go to step 9.
Connect your digital video camera and
prepare for recording
m
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Using the recorder’s remote control, fast
forward or rewind the tape to select the
scenes. At this point, the selected scenes are
not copied to the disc. The recorder only
remembers the IN and OUT points of the
scenes that you selected for dubbing. You can
also erase or change the order of the scenes.
m
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point (start
of the scene) appears.
The scene starts to play.
Dub the selected scenes
After you have selected the scenes, the
recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape
automatically and record the scenes to the
HDD or a DVD.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD
become a single title. When “Auto Chapter”
is set to “On” in the “Recording” setup, this
title is divided into chapters. When dubbing
to the HDD or a DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR
mode), each shooting session on the tape and
each selected scene becomes a chapter on the
disc. For other discs, the recorder divides the
title into chapters at approximately 6 minute
intervals.
1
118
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for
DV dubbing” on page 115, and press
SYSTEM MENU.
4
Select the IN point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
5
Press ENTER if the IN point is correct.
If the IN point is incorrect, select the IN
point using c/C, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the OUT point
(end of the scene) appears.
6
Select the OUT point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
7
Press ENTER if the OUT point is
correct.
If the OUT point is incorrect, select the
OUT point using c/C, and press
ENTER.
The selected scene is added to the scene
information block.
• To add more scenes, go to step 4.
8
When you finish adding scenes, press
m.
Data capacity required for the dubbing.
This is displayed in red when the size
exceeds the available space on the
dubbing target media.
The scene list is displayed.
12 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
A Total duration of the scene
The recorder starts recording the tape
contents as programmed.
B Total number of scenes
9
To stop during recording
Select the scene information block
you want to edit using </,, and
press ENTER.
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order using
</, and ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked
for confirmation, select “OK.”
“Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
• To add more scenes, press M and go to
step 4.
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
10 When you finish editing the scene list,
If there is not enough available space on the
target disc, the recorder automatically selects
a dubbing mode with lower picture quality
according to the available space. The same
dubbing mode is set for all of the titles. If disc
space is insufficient for the selected dubbing
mode, the following display appears after
step 12.
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
DV Dubbing
C Scene information block
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select
“Enter,” and follow the explanations on
page 42.
Select “OK” and go to step 12.
If you do not want to change the dubbing
mode, select “Cancel.” However, note that
dubbing will end before the title is finished.
11 Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The 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.
b Notes
• If you set the beginning of the tape as the IN point
and the end point as the OUT point, the IN and
OUT points may move slightly during dubbing.
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one
second.
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JPEG Image Files
Before Using JPEG Image
Files
Various functions can be used with JPEG
image files:
Copying JPEG image files
• You can copy JPEG image files to the HDD
of the recorder from a DATA DVD, DATA
CD, or a connected digital still camera.
• You can copy JPEG image files from the
HDD to recordable DATA DVDs.
Playing JPEG image files
• You can view your JPEG image files on
your TV screen.
• You can view several JPEG images as a
slideshow.
The Photomovie function
• You can easily create a slideshow movie
(Photomovie) with sound and graphic
effects using the JPEG image files stored in
the HDD.
• If JPEG image files are stored in the HDD,
the recorder can create a Photomovie
automatically even while the recorder is off
(Auto Photomovie).
To copy JPEG image files on the HDD to
recordable DATA DVDs
• Before copying JPEG image files to a
recordable DATA DVD, the recordable
DATA DVD must be reformatted if the disc
is blank or if it is already formatted in a
Video mode. To reformat a disc, see
page 46.
• The recorder uses the UDF (Universal Disk
Format) 1.02 format to copy JPEG image
files on the HDD to recordable DATA
DVDs.
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Copying JPEG Image
Files
HDD DATA DVD DATA CD
You can copy JPEG image files under a
selected album to the HDD of the recorder
from a DATA DVD, DATA CD, or a
connected digital still camera.
You can copy JPEG image files from the
HDD to DATA DVDs.
Copying JPEG image files from
a connected digital still
camera
You can connect a digital still camera to the
USB jack on the recorder to copy JPEG
image files to the HDD.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital still camera before connecting.
HDD
DVD
SYSTEM
MENU
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
1
Connect a digital still camera
correctly to the USB jack of the
recorder.
Hookups
7
Repeat step 6 to select all of the
albums you want to copy.
8
When you finish selecting albums,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
DVD recorder
to USB jack
The confirmation screen appears.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 6.
9
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears on the
front panel display.
USB cable (not supplied)
USB output
Digital still camera
: Signal flow
2
3
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Select “COPY PHOTO,” and press
ENTER.
The “Copy Direction” screen appears.
Select “USB t HDD,” and press
ENTER.
The “Auto categorise Albums” screen
appears.
5
Select “Yes” and press ENTER.
The “Auto categorise Albums” function
can automatically categorise or create an
album to copy according to the file
(example: 2005-12-24).
If you do not want to use “Auto
categorise Albums,” select “No.”
6
Select the albums to copy, and press
ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
next to the selected album.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select
“Reset.”
• Most digital still cameras can be read by the
recorder if JPEG image files are stored. However,
some types of digital still camera may not be read
depending on a model.
• Connecting USB devices other than a digital still
camera is not supported.
• The “Auto categorise Albums” function can
automatically categorise the files to be copied by
the date of the JPEG image files. For example, if
a digital still camera stores photo images under a
folder that is titled with the date, this function
creates the same album (folder) on the HDD.
• The “Auto categorise Albums” function
categorises the JPEG image files according to
date from up to 99 days before the newest file.
• The following JPEG image files are copied to the
“_____” album:
– Files created more than 99 days before the
newest file of the connected digital still camera.
– Files with no date information.
• If the selected album contains more than 200
JPEG image files, the recorder divides the album
into multiple separate albums when copying.
• You can select up to 5 albums to copy. However,
you may not be able to select 5 albums depending
on the number of files that are included under an
album.
• Make sure that the digital still camera is correctly
connected to the USB jack of the recorder. If the
digital still camera is properly connected, the
USB indicator on the front panel of the recorder
will be lit.
• The USB indicator on the front panel blinks while
transferring data from the connected digital still
camera, or when mounting the camera. Do not
disconnect the digital still camera in this case.
The storage memory of the digital still camera
may be damaged and fail to copy.
• The recorder can detect and copy only JPEG
image files. You cannot view or copy other data
over the connected digital still camera.
• From the connected digital still camera, you can
copy folders or JPEG image files under the DCIM
folder under “ROOT” (for mass storage mode).
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JPEG Image Files
4
b Notes
121
• You can copy up to 1,000 JPEG image files from
the connected digital still camera.
• If you stop copying data from the digital still
camera, the digital still camera may not stop
copying right away. However, this is not a
malfunction.
• Depending on the model, it may take time to copy
JPEG image files from a connected digital still
camera.
• With some digital still cameras, if the time for
copying JPEG image files overlaps a timer
recording, the timer setting may be cancelled.
z Hint
If your digital still camera has options for
PictBridge (PTP) mode or mass storage mode for
data transfer, mass storage mode is recommended.
See the instruction manual supplied with the digital
still camera.
Copying JPEG image albums
(HDD y DATA DVDs/
HDD T DATA CDs)
You can copy a Photo (JPEG image file)
album to or from the HDD or DATA DVDs.
You can also copy a Photo album (JPEG
image files) from DATA CDs to the HDD.
However, you cannot copy JPEG image files
to a recordable DATA CD from the HDD.
1
Insert the DVD or CD that you are
going to copy to or from.
2
Press HDD or DVD to select the
source.
If you want to copy JPEG image files on
the HDD to a DATA DVD, press HDD.
To copy JPEG image files to a recordable
DATA DVD, the disc must be
reformatted if the disc is blank or if it is
already formatted in a Video mode. To
reformat a disc, see page 46.
3
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
4
Select an album title, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select “Copy Album,” and press
ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
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6
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears on the
front panel display.
To copy multiple albums
You can copy multiple Photo (JPEG image
file) albums.
1
Insert the DVD or CD that you are going
to copy to or from.
2
3
Press HDD or DVD to select the source.
4
Press OPTIONS to select “Copy
Albums,” and press ENTER.
5
Select the albums you want to copy, and
press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
next to the selected album.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select
“Reset.”
6
Repeat step 5 to select all of the albums
you want to copy.
You can select up to 5 albums to copy.
7
When you finish selecting albums, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 5.
8
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears on the
front panel display.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
z Hint
You can also start the operation by selecting
“COPY PHOTO” from the system menu.
b Notes
• Use recordable DVDs (DVD-R/DVD+R/DVDRW/DVD+RW) when copying images from the
HDD (except DVD+R DL).
• You cannot copy JPEG image files to a
recordable DVD which has been recorded using
other recorders/devices.
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD
equipment, finalise the disc (page 44). However,
it is possible that DATA DVDs finalised on this
recorder may not be playable on other equipment
(page 120).
Copying JPEG image files
(HDD y HDD)
To copy multiple JPEG image files on the
HDD
On the HDD, you can copy multiple JPEG
image files to an existing album or an album
that you have created.
1
2
Press HDD.
3
4
Select an album, and press ENTER.
5
Press OPTIONS to select “Copy Selected
Files,” and press ENTER.
6
Select the files you want to copy, and
press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
on lower left of the selected file.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select
“Reset.”
• To select all files, select “Select All.”
7
Repeat step 6 to select all of the files you
want to copy.
8
When you finish selecting files, select
“OK” and press ENTER.
9
Select the destination album, and press
ENTER.
If you want to copy under the new album,
select “New” and press ENTER, then set
the new album title using the on-screen
keyboard.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 6.
HDD
On the HDD, you can copy a JPEG image file
to an existing album or an album that you
have created.
1
2
3
4
Press HDD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the
“Photos” Title List, if necessary.
Select an album, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
The thumbnail pictures list appears.
6
Select a file, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
7
8
Select “Copy File,” and press ENTER.
Select the destination album, and
press ENTER.
If you want to copy under the new album,
select “New” and press ENTER, then set
the new album title using the on-screen
keyboard.
9
Select “Start” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears on the
front panel display.
Select “View Album,” and press
ENTER.
The thumbnail pictures list appears.
JPEG Image Files
Select “View Album,” and press
ENTER.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
10 Select “Start” and press ENTER.
The remaining copy time appears on the
front panel display.
b Notes
• When setting a new album title, some characters
are not allowed. If the message appears, select
other characters.
• An album title can be up to 32 characters long.
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Notes on copying JPEG image files
• This function copies only JPEG files
directly stored under the album you select.
If there is a sub-album under the selected
album, the JPEG files under the sub-album
are not copied.
• If you want to copy files stored directly
under a root folder, select “ROOT” from the
album title list.
• While copying JPEG image files, playing,
recording, and timer recording are
unavailable. “ ” appears on the “Photos”
Title List while copying.
• When you attempt to play or copy a broken
file or a file that does not satisfy the play or
copy conditions,
appears and the
recorder cannot play or copy the file.
• Some JPEG image files may not be copied
depending on the file size.
• You cannot copy JPEG image files if the
HDD is full or almost full.
• If the title of the album being copied is the
same as an album already copied in the
HDD, an incremental number is
automatically added after the title.
• You cannot copy rotated image settings.
• For details about file/album number
limitations when copying, See “Notes on
MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files, and
DivX Video Files” on page 162.
Managing JPEG Image
Files
HDD
b Note
You cannot erase JPEG image files or edit album
titles on a disc or connected digital still camera.
Erasing an album on the HDD
1
2
Press HDD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
3
Select an album title, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Erase Album,” and press
ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The album is erased.
To cancel, select “Cancel” and press
ENTER.
To stop copying
Press OPTIONS to select “Stop Copying,”
and press ENTER. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK,” and press
ENTER.
When copying is stopped partway through,
no JPEG image file in the selected album is
copied to the HDD or the DATA DVD.
However, if an album (from a multiple set of
albums that are to be copied) has finished
copying before you stop, that album will
remain copied onto the HDD or disc.
See the “Photos” Title List of the HDD or the
disc to check which albums have been
copied.
If you stop copying to a write-once disc, the
remaining file size will be reduced even if
you stop copying and nothing is copied onto
the disc. For this reason, it is not
recommended that you stop copying partway
through.
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To erase multiple albums on the HDD
1
2
Press HDD.
3
Press OPTIONS to select “Erase
Albums,” and press ENTER.
4
Select albums, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
next to the selected album.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select “Reset.”
5
Repet step 4 to select all of the albums
you want to erase.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
6
When you finish selecting albums, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 4.
7
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The albums are erased.
Erasing a JPEG image file on
the HDD
1
2
Repeat step 6 to select all of the files you
want to erase.
8
When you finish selecting files, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The confirmation screen appears.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 6.
9
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The files are erased.
Select the album title, and press
ENTER.
Select “View Album,” and press
ENTER.
The thumbnail pictures list appears.
5
7
Press TITLE LIST.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select JPEG image files you want to
erase, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
on lower left of the selected file.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select
“Reset.”
Press HDD.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
3
6
Select a JPEG image file, and press
ENTER.
Editing album titles on the HDD
You can edit an album title in the HDD.
1
2
Select “Erase File,” and press ENTER.
3
The confirmation screen appears.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The file is erased.
To cancel, select “Cancel” and press
ENTER.
To erase multiple JPEG image files on the
HDD
1
2
Select an album title, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Album Name,” and press
ENTER.
The on-screen keyboard appears.
5
Select a character on the keyboard
using </M/m/,, and press ENTER.
6
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
JPEG Image Files
7
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
The sub-menu appears.
6
Press HDD.
Press HDD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
3
Select the album title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “View Album,” and press
ENTER.
The thumbnail pictures list appears.
5
Press OPTIONS to select “Erase
Selected Files,” and press ENTER.
b Notes
• If you enter a character that is not allowed, a
warning message appears. Select another
character.
• An album title can be set up to 32 characters.
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C The title list header:
Displays the category you select.
Playing JPEG Image Files
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do
not fit on the list. To view the
hidden titles, press M/m.
HDD DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play JPEG image files on the HDD
or DATA DVDs/DATA CDs.
HDD
DVD
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “View Album” and press
ENTER.
The thumbnail pictures list appears.
TITLE LIST
ALBUM
/
.
H
X
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
>
x
5
Select the thumbnail, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
6
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 35).
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
A The album title list:
Displays an album title.
B Disc space (remainder/total)
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Select “View Image,” and press
ENTER.
b Notes
• If the disc contains MP3 audio tracks, JPEG
image files, and DivX video files, only the DivX
video files are played back when H is pressed.
• If the disc (8 cm DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and
DVD-R recorded with a DVD video camera, etc.)
contains JPEG image files and DVD Videos, only
DVD Videos will be played back when H is
pressed.
• When viewing images from a disc, some
thumbnail images may not be displayed.
• Some JPEG files, especially files of three million
pixels or more, may lengthen the slideshow
interval.
• For images larger than the TV screen, the image
size will be reduced when displayed.
• Progressive JPEG image files are not displayed.
• When you attempt to play a broken file or a file
that does not satisfy the play conditions,
appears and the recorder cannot play the file.
To start a slideshow
Press H to select an album from the list. If
you press H while viewing an image, the
slideshow starts from the selected image.
To stop a slideshow
Press x.
To pause a slideshow
Press X.
To view the next/previous image
Press . or >.
To switch an album
Press ALBUM
/
.
To rotate the selected image
Press </, while displaying the image.
You can also rotate an image while playing a
slideshow, but the slideshow stops. To
resume, press H again.
Each time you press </,, the image
rotates in the selected direction by 90
degrees.
The rotated image setting will be saved
unless:
– The recorder is unplugged.
– The main power switch is turned off.
– The disc containing the stored image is
removed.
– The album is changed (when playing a
DATA DVD/DATA CD).
Creating a Photomovie
HDD
You can easily create your own slideshow
movie with pre-installed sound and graphic
effects (Photomovie) using the JPEG image
files on the HDD.
You can copy your Photomovie onto a
recordable disc as a video file.
The recorder adds graphic effects and
background music automatically according
to the theme you set.
HDD
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
To change the slideshow speed
Press OPTIONS on the “Photos” Title
List.
2
Select “Slideshow Speed” and press
ENTER.
3
Select the desired speed, and press
ENTER.
x REC
STOP
1
2
JPEG Image Files
1
Press HDD.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press </, to switch to the “Photos”
Title List, if necessary.
3
Select the album title, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
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4
Select “New Photomovie,” and press
ENTER.
z Hint
You can also start the operation by the following
procedure:
On the “Photos” Title List, press OPTIONS, and
select “New Photomovie.”
To stop creating Photomovie
To modify the Photomovie settings,
select “Modify” using </,, and press
ENTER.
5
Select an item using M/m and
configure the settings using </,,
then press ENTER.
• “Theme”:
Select a theme for the album. The
recorder adds graphic effects and music
according to the theme you set from the
followings:
“Natural”
“Cheerful”
“Sea Breeze”
“Beautiful Days”
“Dynamic”
“Monochrome”
• “Order”:
Select either “File Name Order” or
“Shuffle.” The Photomovie shows your
JPEG image files in the order you set.
• “Title Name”:
Select to change the title.
6
Select “Create” to start.
To cancel, select “Cancel.”
The created Photomovie is saved as a
recorded title in the HDD. You can view
the created Photomovie by selecting it
from the Original Title List.
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You can stop creating a Photomovie by doing
one of the following:
– Press x REC STOP.
– Press OPTIONS and select “Stop
Photomovie,” and select “OK” on the
confirmation screen.
b Notes
• To store JPEG image files on the HDD of the
recorder, see page 120.
• To view a created Photomovie from the video title
list, see page 129.
• If the total time for creating a Photomovie
overlaps other timer recordings, a confirmation
message appears. Creating the Photomovie is
cancelled if you select “Cancel.” If creating a
Photomovie is selected, the recorder starts timer
recording if time is left after creating the
Photomovie.
• If there is no JPEG image file on the HDD, you
cannot create a Photomovie.
• If the HDD is full, a warning message appears and
you cannot create a Photomovie.
• A Photomovie is created in the HQ mode.
The Auto Photomovie function
If JPEG image files are stored on the HDD,
the recorder can create a Photomovie
automatically while the recorder is off. This
is called “Auto Photomovie.”
The recorder creates an Auto Photomovie
under the following conditions:
– “Auto Photomovie” is set to “On” in the
“Recording” setup (page 147).
– The recorder is turned off.
– JPEG image files are stored in the HDD of
the recorder.
z Hints
• An Auto Photomovie is saved as a video. You can
recognise it as a title with “ ” in the Original
Title List.
• You can copy your Auto Photomovie onto
recordable discs as video files.
• The title of an Auto Photomovie is the same as the
album title of the JPEG image files that were used
to create it.
b Notes
• The recorder attempts to create an Auto
Photomovie twice a day (AM 2:10/5:10), and
creates one Auto Photomovie a day if it is
successful. If the timer is set at those times, the
recorder always gives priority to the timer
recording.
• Up to three Auto Photomovies can be saved on
the HDD. The newest Auto Photomovie replaces
the oldest file when it is created.
• The recorder does not create an Auto Photomovie
if there is no space on the HDD.
• A rotated image setting is not applied to an Auto
Photomovie.
To play a Photomovie
You can play a Photomovie from the Original
Title List.
For details about playing from the Title List,
see “3. Playing the Recorded Programme
(Title List)” on page 37.
z Hints
• To Dub Photomovie titles, see “Dubbing (HDD
y DVD)” on page 109.
• To edit Photomovie titles, see “Erasing and
Editing” on page 101.
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2
Select “Present Time,” and press
ENTER.
3
Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item
to be set, then press M/m to set the
numbers. The day of the week is set
automatically.
Settings and Adjustments
Clock and Language
Settings (Basic)
(Digital Mode only)
The “Basic” setup helps you to make clock
and language settings for the recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
To change the numbers, press < to
return to the item to be changed, and
press M/m.
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
The “Basic” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU repeatedly.
4
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Language
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language
given priority in the disc or broadcasted by a
digital channel is selected.
Subtitle
Clock
Normally the clock is set automatically using
the time and date information broadcasted by
the local network package.
If the recorder does not receive a time signal
from any service, you may set the clock
manually. Therefore, please proceed as
follows.
To set the clock manually
1
130
Select “Clock” in “Basic,” and press
ENTER.
Switches the language of the subtitles
recorded on the disc or broadcasted by a
digital channel (when available).
When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
language changes according to the language
you selected for the sound track.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,”
or “Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” on page 168 using the
number buttons.
b Note
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,”
“Subtitle,” or “Audio” that is not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO, one of the recorded languages will
be automatically selected.
1
Select “Programme Setting” in “Basic,”
and press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select the programme
position, and press ENTER.
3
Select the item you want to change using
</,, and change the settings using M/
m and press ENTER.
4
To preset another programme position,
repeat from step 2.
Aerial Reception and
Language Settings
(Basic)
(Analogue Mode only)
The “Basic” setup helps you to make tuner,
clock, and programme position settings for
the recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
The “Basic” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU repeatedly.
Presets programme positions manually.
If some programme positions 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.
System
Select an available TV system (page 132).
BG
Select this when in West
European countries, except
those listed in “Receivable
channels” on page 132.
DK
Select this when in East
European countries.
I
Select this when in Great
Britain/Ireland.
L
Select this when in France.
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Settings and Adjustments
Programme Setting
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Channel
AFT
Press M/m repeatedly until the programme
position you want is displayed.
The programme positions are scanned in the
order shown in the table below.
• If you know the number of the programme
position you want, press the number
buttons. For example, for programme
position 5, first press “0” and then press
“5.”
• To disable a programme position, enter
“00.” The disabled programme positions
will be skipped when you press PROG +/–.
• To select a cable or satellite programme
position, press M/m until the programme
position you want is displayed.
Select “On” to turn on AFT.
On
Turns on the Auto Fine
Tuning function.
Normally select this position.
Off
Allows you to adjust the
pictures manually.
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
work effectively, select “Off” and press ,.
Press M/m to obtain a clearer picture, and
press <.
Receivable channels
TV system
Name
Changes or enters a new station name (up to
5 characters). The recorder must receive
programme position information (for
instance, SMARTLINK information) for
station names to appear automatically.
Channel coverage
BG (West European E2 – E12 VHF
Countries, except
Italia A – H VHF
those listed below)
E21 – E69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
DK (East European
Countries)
R1 – R12 VHF
R21 – R69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
To enter characters, see page 42.
PAY-TV/CANAL+
Sets the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels.
For details, see page 33.
S01 – S05 CATV
I (Great Britain/
Ireland)
Ireland A – J VHF
South Africa 4 – 13
VHF
Audio
B21 – B69 UHF
Select “NICAM” or “Standard.”
S1 – S20 CATV
NICAM
Normally select this position.
Standard
Select this if the sound from
NICAM broadcasts is not
clear.
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
L* (France)
F2 – F10 VHF
F21 – F69 UHF
B – Q CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
* To receive broadcasts in France, select “L.”
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Programme Sort
After the programme positions have been set,
you can change the order of each programme
position in the display list.
1
Select “Programme Sort” in “Basic,” and
press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select the row containing
the programme position you want to
move, and press ENTER.
• To display other pages for programme
positions 4 to 99, press M/m repeatedly.
3
Some broadcast systems provide a Teletext
service* in which complete programmes and
their data (title, date, programme position,
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
Select “TV Guide Page” in “Basic,” and
press ENTER.
The TV Guide Page menu appears.
2
Select the programme position for which
you want to set or change the TV guide
page using PROG +/– or number buttons.
• The TV guide page numbers (Example:
P301) appear automatically when the
recorder detects them.
Press ENTER to confirm the setting.
To change the programme position of
another station, repeat from step 2.
• If no page numbers are detected (P000),
you have to set the appropriate TV
guide page number manually.
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Settings and Adjustments
4
5
Press M/m until the selected programme
position row moves to the desired
programme position.
The selected programme position is
inserted at the new programme position.
Auto Programme Title Labelling
(TV Guide Page)
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3
Select the TV guide page number you
want to modify, and press ENTER.
Clock
Auto Adjust (Auto Clock Set)
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a
programme position in your local area
broadcasts a time signal.
4
5
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, re-enter the
correct number.
• To return to the original settings, press
O RETURN.
To set or change another TV guide page
number, repeat steps 3 and 4 above.
1
Select “Clock” in “Basic,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
3
4
Select “On,” and press ,.
z Hint
To view Teletext information on your TV screen
during a broadcast, switch to your TV’s tuner by
pressing TV/DVD.
b Notes
• 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 42).
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Press M/m repeatedly until the
programme position of the station that
carries a time signal appears, and press
ENTER.
• 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.
b 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
Select “Clock” in “Basic,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
3
Select “Off,” and press ENTER.
4
5
Select “Present Time,” and press
ENTER.
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.
To change the numbers, press < to
return to the item to be changed, and
press M/m.
6
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)
(Digital Mode only)
The “DTV Settings” setup enables you to
take full advantage of Digital TV
Broadcasting services such as favourites
channels setting or to prevent children’s
viewing unsuitable channels and
programmes.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “DTV Settings,” and press
ENTER.
The “DTV Settings” setup appears with
the following options.
Language
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language
given priority in the disc is selected.
Subtitle
Favourites
The “Favourites” display allows you to store
and organize your favourite channels into one
of four TV or four Radio lists.
For details, see page 52.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,”
or “Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” on page 168 using the
number buttons.
Settings and Adjustments
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.
b Note
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,”
“Subtitle,” or “Audio” that is not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO, one of the recorded languages will
be automatically selected.
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Parental Lock
The “Parental Lock” display enables you to
lock certain channels you consider unsuitable
and to set an age limit so that any programme
classed above that age by the broadcaster is
restricted.
1
2
Press TV/RADIO to display either the
TV or Radio channels.
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
display.
3
Select a channel you want to lock using
M/m or the number buttons, and press
ENTER.
A locked channel is identified by the
icon next to the programme number.
Select “Parental Lock” in “DTV
Settings,” and press ENTER.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
• If you have not yet registered a
password, the display for registering a
new password appears.
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
4
Press O RETURN to come back to the
“Parental Lock” menu.
To unlock channels
2
Enter your four-digit password using M/
m or the number buttons, then select
“OK” and press ENTER.
b Note
If you forget your password, you will have to reset
it by selecting “Password” of the “Factory Setup” in
the “Others” setup (page 150).
To lock channels
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Once the “Parental Lock” menu is
displayed, select “Lock Programmes,”
and press ENTER.
All available TV channels are displayed.
1
In step 3 above, select the channel you
want to unlock using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The icon next to the programme
number disappears.
2
Press O RETURN to come back to the
“Parental Lock” menu.
z Hints
• Press the blue button to view the list showing only
the locked channels.
• Press the blue button once again when you wish
to return to the previous channel list display.
• Press
/
while the “Lock Programmes”
display is turned on to change to the previous/next
page.
b Note
If you select a channel which Parental Lock is
activated, appears on the gray screen and it is
recorded.
To set the Age Limit
1
Once the “Parental Lock” menu is
displayed, select “Set Age Limit,” and
press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to set the desired age limit and
press ENTER.
2
When “Auto Tune” has ended, a
completion display appears indicating
the number of TV and Radio channels
that have been found and stored.
b Notes
• To operate correctly, this feature relies on the
broadcaster sending the correct age classification
for each programme.
• If you select a channel blocked by Parental Lock,
only a grey screen displaying will be recorded.
Tuning
The “Tuning” display allows you to tune your
recorder automatically or to hide unused or
unwanted programmes and also change the
order of the programmes on display.
Select “Tuning” in “DTV Settings,” and
press ENTER.
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Auto Tune” display appears
showing a tuning progress bar and the
number of channels found.
3
Press ENTER to remove the display and
view the first channel captured.
Programme Hide
This option allows you to hide (disable)
unused or unwanted channels.
The hidden programmes will be skipped
when you press PROG +/– and will not
appear in the EPG applications.
Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Programme Hide,” and press
ENTER.
The “Programme Hide” display appears
showing all the TV or Radio channels
available to you.
2
Press TV/RADIO to display either the
TV or Radio channels.
The Radio mode is indicated by the
presence of a Radio icon
in the
display.
Auto Tune
This option enables you to capture and store
automatically all available channels.
1
Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Auto Tune,” and press ENTER.
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3
Select a channel you want to hide using
M/m or the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
2
Select the channel you want to move
using M/m or the number buttons, then
press ENTER.
A tick icon appears next to the selected
programme number and a Swap option
appears in the display.
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
4
Once you have hidden the unwanted
channels as desired, press O RETURN
repeatedly to return to the main menu.
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
3
Press M/m to select the programme
number you want your selected channel
to appear on.
4
Press the blue button to swap channel
position.
Your selected channel appears on the
programme number selected in step 3.
This option allows you to change the channel
order in the on-screen programme list.
5
Repeat this procedure to move other
channels.
1
6
Once you have moved all channels as
desired, press O RETURN repeatedly
to return to the main menu.
Restoration of hidden programmes
Hidden channels are identified by an icon
next to the programme number.
In step 3 above press M/m to select the
channel you want to restore, then press
ENTER.
The icon next to the programme number
disappears.
z Hints
• Press the blue button to view the list showing only
the hidden channels.
• Press the blue button once again when you want
to return to the standard programme hide display.
Programme Sort
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Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Programme Sort,” and press
ENTER.
The “Programme Sort” display appears
showing the list of all tuned channels.
Technical Information
Select “Technical Information” in “DTV
Settings,” and press ENTER.
Digital Software Upgrade
Periodically Sony will issue upgrades for the
software that was initially installed in your
recorder. These upgrades will automatically
be received and enabled. If desired, you can
disable this option as follows:
1
Manufacturer Information
The “Digital Software Upgrade” menu
option appears.
This information screen shows you the
current version of software installed in your
recorder.
1
Once the “Technical Information” menu
is displayed, select “Manufacturer
Information,” and press ENTER.
2
After viewing the information displayed,
press O RETURN to come back to the
“Technical Information” menu.
Select “Digital Software Upgrade” in the
“Technical Information” and press
ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select “Off,” and press
ENTER.
b Notes
Signal Strength
This information screen shows the signal
strength of the broadcast you are watching.
1
Select “Signal Strength” in the
“Technical Information” and press
ENTER.
The “Signal Strength” display appears
with the selected channel on view in the
background.
2
Press PROG +/– to check the signal
strength of the other tuned channels.
3
After viewing the information displayed,
press O RETURN to come back to the
Technical Information menu.
Settings and Adjustments
The “Signal Strength” display coloured
bars correspondences are as follows:
• Sony recommend that you always leave this
option set to “On.”
• To receive the upgrade, the unit must be powered
on. It will take up to 30 minutes to upgrade the
unit. The new software will be available once the
unit has been placed into standby, and then back
to normal operating mode.
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Video Settings (Video)
“Video” settings will adjust items related to
the image, such as size and colour.
Choose the settings according to the type of
TV, tuner, or decoder (Analogue Mode only)
connected to the DVD recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
4:3 Pan
Scan
Select this when connecting
to a 4:3 screen TV.
Automatically displays a
wide picture on the entire
screen and cuts off the
portions that do not fit.
16 : 9
4:3 Letter Box
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Example: Digital Mode
4:3 Pan Scan
b Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be
selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or
vice versa.
Video Output
TV Type
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from 16:9 size video (page 85) or a
16:9 size commercial DVD video.
Select the playback picture size according to
the type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide
mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
16 : 9
4:3 Letter
Box
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Select this when connecting
to a wide-screen TV or TV
with a wide mode function.
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.
HDMI Resolution
Selects the type of video signals output from
the HDMI OUT jack. When you select
“Auto” (default), the recorder outputs video
signals of the highest resolution acceptable
for your TV. If the picture is not clear, natural
or to your satisfaction, try another option that
suits the disc and your TV/projector, etc. For
details, refer also to the instruction manual
supplied with the TV/projector, etc.
Auto
Normally select this
position.
1920×1080i
Sends 1920×1080i video
signals.
1280×720p
Sends 1280×720p video
signals.
720×480/
576p
Sends 720×480/576p
video signals.
b Note
Even when a setting other than “Auto” is selected
and the connected TV cannot accept the resolution,
the recorder automatically adjusts the video signals
that are suitable for the TV.
4:3 Output
This setting is effective only when you set
“TV Type” of “Video Output” to “16 : 9” in
the “Video” setup.
Adjust this setting to watch 4:3 aspect ratio
signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on
your TV, change the setting on your TV, not
this recorder.
Note that this setting is effective only for
HDMI connection.
Full
Select this when you can
change the aspect ratio on
your TV.
Normal
Select this when you cannot
change the aspect ratio on
your TV. Shows a 4:3 size
video with the aspect ratio as
it is.
16:9 aspect ratio TV
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you
want to view progressive
signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
b Notes
• When you set “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting”
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.
1
Select “Progressive Output,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The video switches to a progressive
signal for 5 seconds.
4
If video signal appears OK, select “Yes,”
and press ENTER.
If picture is distorted, select “No,” and
press ENTER.
Progressive Mode
DVD software can be divided into two types:
film based software and video based
software. Video based software is derived
from TV and displays images at 25 frames/50
fields (30 frames/60 fields) per second. Film
based software is derived from film and
displays images at 24 frames per second.
Some DVD software contains both Video
and Film.
In order for these images to appear natural on
your screen when output in progressive mode
(50 or 60 frames per second), the progressive
video signal needs to be converted to match
the type of DVD software that you are
watching.
You can fine-tune the progressive 525p/625p
video signal and video signal from HDMI
OUT jack that is output when you set
“Progressive Output” to “On.”
Note that you must connect to a progressive
format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks (page 19).
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.
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Settings and Adjustments
On
Progressive Output
If your TV accepts progressive (525p/625p)
format signals, set “Progressive Output” to
“On.” You will enjoy accurate colour
reproduction and high quality images.
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b Note
When picture noise appears after you set the
recorder to progressive format, hold down x, and
press PROGRAM – (minus) on the unit.
Scart Setting
Sets the method of inputting/outputting
signals from the SCART jacks on the rear
panel of the recorder. Select an option for
each of the items below according to the
combination of jacks and methods that you
are going to use.
Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals
for the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
Auto
The picture, including
subjects that move
dynamically, is output with
no jitter. Normally select this
position.
Frame
The picture, including
subjects that do not move
dynamically, is output in high
resolution.
Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals
for the LINE 1 – TV jack.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
b Notes
• If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB
signals, the image will not be displayed in the
selected method 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
analogue decoder. If you
connect to a cable box/
satellite receiver such as
CanalSat, do not select this
option.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
* Analogue Mode only
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Colour System
Selects the colour system when playing
VIDEO CDs (including Super VIDEO CDs)/
DivX video files.
PAL
Plays a disc in PAL colour
system.
NTSC
Plays a disc in NTSC colour
system.
Auto Display
On
Automatically displays
information on the screen
when the recorder is turned
on, etc.
Off
Displays information only
when DISPLAY is pressed.
Screen Saver
The screen saver image appears when you do
not use the recorder for more than 10 minutes
while an on-screen display, such as the
System Menu, is displayed on your TV
screen. The screen saver image helps prevent
your display device from becoming damaged
(ghosting).
On
Turns on the screen saver
function.
Off
Turns off the function.
Audio Connection
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the
sound according to the playback and
connection conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Example: Digital Mode
The following setup items switch the method
of outputting audio signals when you connect
a component such as an amplifier (receiver)
with a digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Step 3:
Connecting the Audio Cords” on page 22.
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”
“48kHz/96kHz PCM,” and “Audio(HDMI)”
after setting “Digital Out” to “On.”
If you connect a component that does not
accept the selected audio signal, a loud noise
(or no sound) will come out from the
speakers, and may affect your ears or cause
speaker damage.
1
Select “Audio Connection” in “Audio,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.
Audio ATT (attenuation)
On
Off
Select this when the playback
sound from the speakers is
distorted.
Normally select this position.
3
4
On
Normally select this
position.
Off
The influence of the
digital circuit upon the
analogue circuit is
minimal.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Set the digital output signal.
• Dolby Digital (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component lacking a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder. The
surround effects of output
signals are determined by the
“Downmix” setting item in
the “Audio” setup.
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
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Settings and Adjustments
If the playback sound is distorted, set this
item to “On.” The recorder reduces the audio
output level.
This function affects the output of the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
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b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with DOLBY DIGITAL signals, the
“D-PCM” signals will be automatically output even
when you select “Dolby Digital.”
• 48kHz/96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
48kHz/
16bit
The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are converted to
48 kHz/16 bit and output.
96kHz/
24bit
All signals containing
96 kHz/24 bit are output
without conversion.
However, the signals are
output at 48 kHz/16 bit if
copyright-protected signals
are contained.
• MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
MPEG
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
MPEG decoder. If you play
MPEG audio sound tracks,
the recorder outputs stereo
signals via the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack.
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with MPEG audio signals, the
“PCM” signals will be automatically output even
when you select “MPEG.”
• DTS (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
On
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
DTS decoder.
Off
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
DTS decoder.
b Note
When HDMI output is performed to equipment not
compatible with DTS signals, the signals will not be
output regardless of the “DTS” setting.
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b Notes
• “48kHz/96kHz PCM” setting has no effect when
audio signals are output from the LINE 2 OUT
(R-AUDIO-L) jacks or LINE 1 – TV/LINE 3/
DECODER jack. If the sampling frequency is
96 kHz, signals are simply converted to analogue
signals and output.
• If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with 96 kHz signals, 48 kHz PCM
will be automatically output even when you select
“96kHz/24bit.”
• Audio(HDMI)
Selects the type of audio signal output from
the HDMI OUT jack.
Auto
Normally select this position.
Outputs the optimum audio
signal that can be received by
the TV based on the “Digital
Out” setting (page 143).
PCM
Converts Dolby Digital or
96 kHz PCM signals to
48 kHz/16 bit PCM.
b Notes
• A loud noise (or no sound) will be output if you
connect the recorder to a TV that is not
compatible with DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS signals
and “Auto” is selected. In this case, select
“PCM.”
• Set “Digital Out” to “On” when outputting
compressed audio signals to an HDMI
compatible TV.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
(DVDs only)
Selects the dynamic range (difference
between soft and loud sounds) setting when
playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio
DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL)/HDMI OUT jack only when
“Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
(page 143).
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.
Recording Settings
(Recording)
The “Recording” setup allows you to adjust
recording settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Recording,” and press
ENTER.
The “Recording” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Example: Digital Mode
Downmix (DVDs only)
Dolby
Surround
Normal
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals
are output to two channels for
enjoying surround sounds.
Multi-channel audio signals
are downmixed to two
channels for use with your
stereo.
HDD Rec. Settings
Bilingual Recording
Selects the sound to be recorded on the HDD.
When you are in Digital Mode, this setting is
applied when recording from externally input
audio signals, such as audio signals from
connected equipment.
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.
Settings and Adjustments
Switches the method for mixing down to two
channels when you play a DVD which has
rear sound elements (channels) or is recorded
in Dolby Digital format. For details on the
rear signal components, see “4. Displaying
the Playing/Remaining Time and Play
Information” on page 39. This function
affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL)/HDMI OUT jack when “Dolby
Digital” is set to “D-PCM” (page 143).
b Note
If you change the recording mode while dubbing
from a DVD to the HDD, the sound recorded in the
source (DVD) is applied regardless of this setting.
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HQ Setting
Selects the HQ mode used for recording on
the HDD (page 79).
HQ+
Records in higher quality
(approximate 15 Mbps).
HQ
Records in the standard HQ
mode.
TV Direct Rec. (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/
DVD+R/DVD-R only)
Selects whether to directly start recording
using the SMARTLINK feature (page 36).
This setting is effective only when you
connect the recorder to your TV via the
SCART jacks.
On
Allows you to easily record
what you are watching on the
TV.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec.
function.
DVD Rec. Settings
Bilingual Recording (for all recordable
discs except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the
recordable disc. When you are in Digital
Mode, this setting is applied when recording
from externally input audio signals, such as
audio signals from connected equipment.
This setting is not necessary when recording
on DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) that
record both the main and sub sounds.
Main
Records the main sound for
the bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the
bilingual programme.
Timer Settings
Guide Timer Extend (Digital Mode only)
Sets the time to extend timer recording
length.
Off (default) t 1Min. t 2Min. t 5Min.
t 10Min.
Rec. Mode Adjust
On
Automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be
recorded (pages 57, 82).
Off
Turns off the function.
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
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On
Automatically erases old
titles recorded on the HDD
(pages 57, 82).
Off
Turns off the function.
Synchro Rec.
Selects the recording destination used for
Synchro-Recording (page 67).
Record to
HDD
Records to the HDD.
Record to
DVD
Records to DVDs.
Auto Chapter
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during
recording or dubbing.
On
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 6 minute
intervals.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
b Notes
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary
depending on the amount of information
contained in the video to be recorded.
• Chapter marks are automatically inserted where
the recordings start on the tape when “Auto
Chapter” is set to “On” during DV dubbing to the
HDD or a DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode).
• Auto Chapter function is not available for
Photomovie. Chapter marks are automatically
inserted at 6 minute intervals in Photomovie.
Auto Photomovie
Selects whether to automatically create
Photomovie.
On
Automatically creates a
Photomovie every day
(page 128).
Off
Turns off the function.
Disc Settings (DVD)
The “DVD” setup allows you to adjust parental
control and other DVD related settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “DVD,” and press ENTER.
The “DVD” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Example: Digital Mode
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level,
such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
1
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Settings and Adjustments
Select “Parental Control” in “DVD,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
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• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
Example: Digital Mode
When in Analogue Mode, “Password” is
displayed at the bottom of the list.
3
Select “Standard,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
5
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are
displayed.
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected level
will be restricted.
6
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental Control setting is complete.
To cancel the Parental Control setting for
the disc, set “Level” to “Off” in step 6.
To change the password, reset
“Password” of “Factory Setup” in the
“Others” setup (page 150).
b Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to
reset it by selecting “Password” of “Factory
Setup” in the “Others” setup (page 150).
• When you play discs which do not have the
Parental Control function, playback cannot be
limited on this recorder.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to
change the Parental Control level while playing
the disc. In this case, enter your password, then
change the level.
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only)
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Select a geographic area as the playback
limitation level, and press ENTER.
The area is selected.
• When you select “Others,” press the
number buttons to select and enter an
area code in the table (page 168). Then
select “OK” and press ENTER.
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.
One Touch Dubbing
Displays the following options for the One
Touch Dub function.
Finalise Disc (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects whether or not to finalise the disc
automatically following One Touch Dubbing
(page 117).
Auto
Automatically finalises the
disc following One Touch
Dubbing.
Manual
Allows you to finalise the
disc manually.
Remote Control Settings/
Factory Settings (Others)
The “Others” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Others,” and press ENTER.
The “Others” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Example: Digital Mode
Dimmer
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Bright lighting.
Save
Power
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is
off.
Command Mode
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder
if other DVD equipment is assigned the same
Command Mode. For details, see “If you
have a Sony DVD player or more than one
Sony DVD recorder” on page 25.
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Settings and Adjustments
Normal
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Password
Factory Setup
You can set or modify the password that
gives access to the “Parental Control” and
“Parental Lock” settings.
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
Select “Password” in “Others,” and press
ENTER.
• If you have not yet set a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
1
Select “Factory Setup” in “Others,” 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 “Basic,” “DTV
Settings,”* “Video,” “Audio,”
“Recording,” “DVD,” “Others,”
“Password,” and “All,” and press , or
ENTER.
* Digital Mode only
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The selected settings return to their
default settings.
4
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
b Note
When you set “Factory Setup” to “All” in Digital
Mode, the recorder is switched to Analogue Mode.
Format
You can erase all titles recorded on the HDD.
If you wish to change your password,
first enter your current password using
the number buttons, then select “OK”
and press ENTER.
The display for registering a new
password appears.
2
Enter your new four-digit password
using the number buttons, then select
“OK” and press ENTER.
b Note
If you forget your password, you will have to reset
it by selecting “Password” of “Factory Setup” in the
“Others” setup (page 150).
Registration Code
Displays the registration code of DivX video
files for this recorder.
For more information, go to http://
www.divx.com/vod on the Internet.
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Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the “Easy Setup”
programme.
You can switch between Digital and
Analogue Mode using “Easy Setup.”
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Easy Setup,” and press
ENTER.
Example: Digital Mode
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5
Select “Start.”
Follow the instructions for “Easy
Setup” (page 27) from step 2.
b Notes
• Check that the aerial cable is connected to the
appropriate AERIAL IN jack before switching
the Mode. If you switch to Digital Mode, connect
the aerial cable to DIGITAL AERIAL IN. If you
switch to Analogue Mode, connect the aerial
cable to ANALOG AERIAL IN.
• When you switch between Digital and Analogue
Mode, timer settings for the former mode are
deleted.
Settings and Adjustments
z Hint
You can check which Mode (Digital or Analogue)
you are in using SETUP display. The Mode is
displayed on the top of the display.
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Picture noise appears.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the recorder, use this
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should
any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains lead is connected
securely.
Tuner
The channel is not found or stored or
missed.
, Make sure that your aerial is properly
connected to the recorder.
, Confirm with your dealer that you are in an
area that can receive a digital signal.
, Check your aerial installation.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
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Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 15).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such
as to “VCR” and “AV 1”) so that the signal
from the recorder appears on the TV screen.
Check that “Scart Setting” in the “Video”
setup is set to the appropriate item that
conforms to your system (page 142).
If you connect the recorder to your TV via
only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks,
set “Component Out” of “Video Output” in
the “Video” setup to “On” (page 141).
This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
A scrambled channel is selected.
When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
, If the picture output signal from your
recorder passes through your VCR to get to
your TV, or if you are connected to a
combination TV/VIDEO player, the copyprotection signal applied to some DVD
programmes could affect picture quality. If
you still experience this problem even when
you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your
TV’s S VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive
format even though your TV cannot accept
the progressive signal. In this case, hold
down x, and press PROGRAM – (minus)
on the unit.
, Even if your TV is compatible with
progressive format (525p/625p) signals, the
image may be affected when you set the
recorder to progressive format. In this case,
hold down x, and press PROGRAM –
(minus) on the unit and the recorder is set to
normal (interlace) format.
, You are playing a DVD recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
, Noise may appear in the pictures recorded
on the HDD, which is due to the
characteristics of HDD, and is not a
malfunction.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
There is no picture or the picture noise
appears when connected to the DV IN
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the i.LINK cable again.
There is no picture or the picture noise
appears when connected to the HDMI OUT
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the HDMI cord again.
, If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video
output, changing the “HDMI Resolution”
setting of “Video Output” in the “Video”
setup may solve the problem (page 140).
Connect the TV and the recorder using a
video jack other than the HDMI OUT, and
switch the TV’s input to the connected
video input so that you can see the onscreen displays. Change the “HDMI
Resolution” setting of “Video Output” in
the “Video” setup, and switch the TV’s
input back to HDMI. If the picture still does
not appear, repeat the steps and try other
options.
, The recorder is connected to an input device
that is not HDCP compliant (page 19).
, Depending on the setting combination for
“TV Type” and “4:3 Output,” the edge of
the screen may be hidden or displayed with
black bands, or the left and right sides of the
image may flicker. In this case, change the
settings on your TV, not on this recorder.
Depending on the connected equipment,
the video signals of the selected HDMI
resolution may not be output.
, When connecting the DVI equipment,
720×480/576p video signals are output
even when an option other than 720×480/
576p is selected.
, When connecting the DVI equipment and a
PC monitor that is HDCP compliant, only
720×480/576p video signals may be output.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
, The aerial cable is connected to the
AERIAL OUT jack on the recorder.
Connect the cable to the AERIAL IN jack.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 132).
, A timer recording started, which changed
the channels.
, The channel is hidden (page 137).
, The Parental Lock is activated (page 136).
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
3/DECODER jack, select “L3” in the front
panel display by pressing PROG +/–* or
INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN
jack, (this is usually for a digital video
camera connection), select “DV” in the
front panel display by pressing INPUT
SELECT.
*Analogue Mode only
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
The picture is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low.
, Check aerial installation.
The playback picture or TV programme
from the equipment connected through the
recorder is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your
recorder before reaching your TV, the copyprotection signal applied to some
programmes could affect picture quality.
Disconnect the playback equipment in
question and connect it directly to your TV.
Additional Information
, Set the channel manually in “Programme
Setting” in the “Basic” setup (page 131).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any
TV programme using the PROG +/–
buttons.
The picture does not fill the screen.
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.
, Set “TV Type” of the “Video Output” in the
“Video” setup in accordance with the
screen size of your TV (page 140).
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The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the picture size is set in “TV Type”
of the “Video Output” in the “Video”
setup.
, The picture size of the title is fixed.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of the “Scart
Setting” in the “Video” setup is set to the
appropriate item that conforms to your
system (page 142).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to
use one that is fully wired (21 pins).
GUIDE Plus+ system
GUIDE Plus+ system does not appear.
, 1Even if you complete “Easy Setup,” TV
programme listings do not appear until the
recorder receives the GUIDE Plus+ data.
2Turn off the recorder, but do not unplug
it. 3Wait for 24 hours. It may take several
days for the recorder to receive the GUIDE
Plus+ data for all programme positions. If
the recorder does not receive the GUIDE
Plus+ data after 24 hours, set the host
channel manually (page 77).
, The postal code is incorrect. Correctly set
your postal code (page 75).
, When the recorder is connected to a set top
box receiver, the set top box receiver must
be turned on to download the GUIDE Plus+
data.
, Area numbers that cannot be received using
GUIDE Plus+ are set. Select “Easy Setup”
from “SETUP” in the System Menu, and
follow the on-screen instructions to make
the settings again (page 27).
, The “Time Lock” function on your cable
box is activated. Set this function to off.
, If the host channel has changed or moved,
the programme guide data cannot be
received. In this case, follow the steps in
“Searching for the GUIDE Plus+ host
channel” (page 76) to update the host
channel setting. If the problem still persists
after waiting for a day, search for the host
channel at the following website and set the
host channel manually (page 77).
www.europe.guideplus.com
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The programme position number in the
programme listing does not match the
broadcast station.
, There may be more than one channel lineup
for your area. To change the channel lineup,
select “Editor” in the Menu Bar of the
GUIDE Plus+ system (page 77).
Programme listings for some programme
positions are missing.
, The programme guide data may not be
updated. Turn off the recorder and let the
recorder receive the programme guide data.
, Some broadcast stations support only two
days of data. For details, see the following
website:
www.europe.guideplus.com
, All of the GUIDE Plus+ data could not be
received because the reception is poor.
The programme listing is not up to date.
, The recorder was in use during the time that
the GUIDE Plus+ data was scheduled to be
downloaded.
, All of the GUIDE Plus+ data could not be
received because the reception is poor.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or
the connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fastforward, slow motion, or the pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL)/HDMI OUT jacks, check the
“Audio Connection” settings in the
“Audio” setup (page 143).
, The recorder supports only MP3 audio and
MPEG audio for DivX video files. Press
AUDIO and select MP3 audio or MPEG
audio.
No sound is output from the HDMI OUT
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the HDMI cord again.
, The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI
device (DVI jacks do not accept audio
signals).
, The equipment connected to the HDMI
OUT jack does not conform to the audio
signal format, in this case set
“Audio(HDMI)” of “Audio Connection” to
“PCM” in the “Audio” setup (page 144).
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Audio ATT” in the “Audio” setup to
“On” (page 143).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT RAUDIO-L jacks, LINE 1 – TV jack, or
LINE 3/DECODER jack (page 93).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in the “Audio” setup to “TV
Mode” (page 145).
, Set “Audio ATT” in the “Audio” setup to
“Off” (page 143).
An alternate audio track cannot be
recorded or played.
The sound is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low.
, Check aerial installation.
Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc
(except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with
the labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
In this case, if the recorder is on, leave it on
(if it is off, leave it off) for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder
and was not finalised (page 44), the
recorder cannot play the disc.
The recorder does not start playback from
the beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 91).
, 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.
Additional Information
, When recording from connected
equipment, set “Line Audio Input” in
OPTIONS menu to “Bilingual” (page 68).
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot
be recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs
(Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs
(Video mode). To record the language, set
“Bilingual Recording” of the “DVD Rec.
Settings” in the “Recording” setup to
“Main” or “Sub” before recording
(page 146). To record both the main and sub
sounds, record on DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode).
, Any discs other than the HDD or DVDRWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) cannot be used
for recording both main and sub sounds. To
record on the HDD, set “Bilingual
Recording” of the “HDD Rec. Settings” in
the “Recording” setup to “Main+Sub”
(page 145).
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack and want to change the
audio track for HDD/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
Digital” of the “Audio Connection” in the
“Audio” setup to “D-PCM” (page 143).
, 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.
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Some functions such as Stop, Search, or
Slow-motion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be
able to do some of the operations above. See
the instruction manual supplied with the
disc.
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play
(page 162).
The language for the sound track cannot
be changed.
The JPEG image files do not play.
, 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.
TV Pause does not work.
The subtitle language cannot be changed
or turned off.
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on
the DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
subtitles.
, Try changing the subtitle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The subtitles cannot be changed for the
titles recorded on this recorder.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
VIDEO being played.
, You are trying to change the angles when
“
” does not appear in the front panel
display (page 90).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
, The angles cannot be changed during slow
motion playback or when playback is
paused.
The DivX video files do not play.
, The file is not created in DivX format.
, The file has an extension other than “.avi”
or “.divx.”
, The DATA CD (DivX video)/DATA DVD
(DivX video) is not created in a DivX
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2, Joliet, or UDF (Universal Disk
Format) 1.02.
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, The DivX video file is larger than 720
(width) × 576 (height).
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play
(page 162).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
, You are recording to the HDD or the HDD
is full.
Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
The programme position cannot be
changed from the programme position you
are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately
after you press z REC.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INFOWRITE” disappears
from the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though you set
the timer setting correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to
a power failure that lasted for more than 1
hour. Reset the clock (pages 130, 134).
, The channel was disabled after the timer
recording was set. See “Programme
Setting” on page 131.
, The programme position was hidden after
the timer recording was set. (See “Making
Changes to the GUIDE Plus+ System” on
page 75.)
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains,
and connect it again.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” was selected in the
OPTIONS menu (page 88).
, The programme contains copy protection
signals that restrict copying.
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (pages 66, 88).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the
recording.
, The set top box was turned off.
, The set top box controller was incorrectly
connected (page 15).
, The settings in “Setup” in the Menu bar
have been changed (page 75).
, The recorder was in the process of dubbing
(HDDyDVD).
, The recorder was in the process of DV
Dubbing.
, A scrambled channel is selected.
, The Channel activated Parental Lock is
selected (page 136).
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.
, Press x REC STOP.
Timer recording is not complete or did not
start from the beginning.
Contents previously recorded were
erased.
, Data that is not playable on this recorder but
was recorded on a DVD with a PC will be
erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
, “Auto Title Erase” of the “Timer Settings”
in the “Recording” setup is set to “On”
(page 146).
, 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 88).
, The PDC/VPS function may not work if the
GUIDE Plus+ host channel setup is not
complete.
, The PDC/VPS function does not work
when the GUIDE Plus+ data is being
downloaded.
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 SynchroRec standby mode (page 67).
, The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Press
c z SYNCHRO REC to have the recorder
stand by for recording. Make sure the
SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on the
front panel (page 67).
, The equipment is not connected to the LINE
3/DECODER jack of the recorder.
, The recorder is connected to the TV output
jack of the connected equipment.
Synchro-Recording does not complete.
, The timer setting for the connected
equipment overlapped the recorder’s timer
setting (page 68).
, There was a power failure during the
recording.
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Additional Information
, There was a power failure during recording.
If the power recovers when there is a timer
recording, the recorder resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more
than 1 hour, reset the clock (pages 130,
134).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (pages 66, 88).
, Disc space was not enough.
, The PDC/VPS function is working.
The PDC/VPS function does not operate.
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The recorder automatically starts
recording when the satellite receiver is
turned on.
, The Synchro-Rec function was activated.
Turn off the satellite receiver and cancel the
Synchro-Rec function (page 67).
Dubbing
You dubbed a title, but the title did not
appear in the HDD Title List.
, The title contained a copy protection signal,
so it was moved (page 111).
High-speed dubbing is not possible.
, The title cannot be dubbed at high-speed
(page 110). Even if A-B erasure is
performed so that a title does not contain
mixed picture sizes, it is still treated as a
title with mixed picture sizes.
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (pages 130, 134).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure
that lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the
clock (pages 130, 134).
The clock is wrong.
, Set the clock again (page 134). If you
cannot set the clock, wait until the clock
data is received and the clock is
automatically adjusted.
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.
, The inserted DVD is protected (page 44).
, After playing titles recorded in EP and SLP
mode, the recording mode indication may
change depending on the recorded
programme.
The clock does not appear in the front
panel display when the recorder is turned
off.
, “Dimmer” in the “Others” setup is set to
“Save Power” (page 149).
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 24).
, 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 25). The default
command mode setting for this recorder and
the supplied remote is DVD3. Press x
(stop) on the unit while the recorder is
turned off to check the current command
mode.
Others
The recorder does not detect a digital still
camera connected to the recorder.
, Make sure that the digital still camera is
securely connected to the recorder.
, Check if the digital still camera or a cable is
damaged.
, Check if the digital still camera is on.
The recorder does not operate properly.
The recording mode indication is
incorrect.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than
ten minutes, or if a picture with little
movement is displayed for more than ten
minutes, the recording mode indication may
be displayed incorrectly. Note that the
actual recording or dubbing itself was
correctly made in the selected recording
mode.
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, Restart the recorder. Press down [/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel
display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the
recorder to operate abnormally, turn off the
recorder and wait until the clock appears in
the front panel display. Then, unplug the
recorder and after leaving it off for a while,
plug it in again.
Five numbers or letters are displayed in
the front panel display.
“HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated
(see the table on page 160).
, The hard disk error occurred. Press down [/
1 on the recorder for ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel
display. If this does not resolve the problem,
format the recorder’s HDD by pressing
down the HDD button on the recorder for
more than ten seconds until “FORMAT”
appears in the front panel display. Note that
all the contents recorded on the HDD will
be erased. If this does not fix the problem,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
The disc tray does not open after you press
Z (open/close).
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray
to open after you have recorded or edited a
DVD. This is because the recorder is adding
disc data to the disc.
The disc tray does not open and
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display.
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child
Lock (page 91).
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.
“FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the
recorder is not blocked. Then, immediately
disconnect the mains lead. Leave the
recorder off for a while, then re-connect the
mains lead, and press [/1 on the recorder.
The Parental Lock does not work.
, Check the “Parental Lock” settings
(page 136).
Mechanical sound is heard when the
recorder is off.
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock
appears in the front panel display,
disconnect the mains lead. (If the recorder
does not turn off or if the clock does not
appear in the front panel display, disconnect
the mains lead anyway.) Connect the mains
lead again while pressing down A on the
recorder, and release the button when the
disc tray opens. Then, keep [/1 on the
recorder pressed for about ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel
display.
, While the recorder is updating the EPG
information or during a timer recording,
operational noises (such as the internal fan)
may be heard, even when the power is off.
This is not a malfunction.
, While the recorder is adjusting the clock for
the Auto Clock Set function, scanning the
programme positions for the PDC/VPS
function or updating the EPG information,
operational noises (such as the internal fan)
may be heard, even when the power is off.
This is not a malfunction.
“RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
display.
Additional Information
The disc tray does not open and you
cannot remove the disc after you press Z
(open/close).
, The recorder’s recovery function was
activated when the recorder was turned on
because the power was turned off or failed
during recording. Leave the recorder on
until “RECOVERY” disappears from the
front panel display.
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated
to prevent the recorder from malfunctioning,
a five-character service number (e.g., C 13
00) with a combination of a letter and four
numbers appears in the front panel display. In
this case, check the following table.
First three
Cause and/or corrective
characters of action
the service
number
C 13
C 31
There is a problem in the
HDD.
, Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized service
facility.
The DVD is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft
cloth.
The DVD/CD is not inserted
correctly.
, Re-insert the disc
correctly.
E XX
To prevent a malfunction, the
(xx is a number) recorder has performed the
self-diagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest
Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service
facility and give the fivecharacter service number.
Example: E 61 10
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Notes About This
Recorder
On operation
• If the recorder is brought directly from a
cold to a warm location, or is placed in a
very damp room, moisture may condense
on the lenses inside the recorder. Should
this occur, the recorder may not operate
properly. In this case, if the recorder is on,
leave it on (if it is off, leave it off) for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any
discs and do not apply shock or vibration to
the hard disk drive. If you don’t, the disc or
hard disk drive may be damaged (page 3).
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to
a section with very low level inputs or no
audio signals. If you do, the speakers may be
damaged when a peak level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners
Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens
cleaners (including wet or spray types).
These may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may
cause it to malfunction.
• 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.
On replacement of parts
In the event that this unit is repaired, repaired
parts may be collected for reuse or recycling
purposes.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Transmission standards (Digital
Mode): DVB-T
Channel coverage (Digital Mode):
UHF: B21 to B69
Channel coverage (Analogue
Mode):
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F2 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. For details, see
“Receivable channels” (page 132) (Analogue
Mode only).
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 2 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
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Additional Information
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial
socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer
indication: 24-hour cycle (digital)/
Power back-up duration: 1 hour
Video recording format: MPEG-2,
MPEG-1
Audio recording format/applicable
bit rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch
256 kbps/128 kbps (in EP and SLP
mode)
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(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 – TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
Decoder (Analogue Mode only)
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
G-LINK: mini jack
HDMI OUT: HDMI 19pin-Standard
Connector
USB: USB jack (For connecting digital
still cameras)
General
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 58 W
Dimensions (approx.):
430 × 73 × 328 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity: 250 GB
Mass (approx.): 4.8 kg
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Supplied accessories:
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
Set top box controller (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.
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Notes on MP3 Audio
Tracks, JPEG Image
Files, and DivX Video
Files
About MP3 audio tracks, JPEG
image files, and DivX video
files
MP3 is an audio compression technology that
satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
JPEG is an image compression technology.
You can play MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3)
format audio tracks and JPEG image files on
the HDD or DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/
CD-RWs) or JPEG image files on the HDD
or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs).
DATA DVDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2, Joliet, or UDF
(Universal Disk Format) 1.02 format for the
recorder to recognise the MP3 tracks, JPEG
image files, and DivX video files.
DATA CDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for
the recorder to recognise the MP3 tracks,
JPEG image files, and DivX video files.
DivX® is a video file compression
technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This
product is an official DivX® Certified
product. You can play DATA CDs and
DATA DVDs that contain DivX video files.
You can also play discs recorded in
MultiSession/Border.
See the instructions supplied with the disc
drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
Note on MultiSession/Border discs
If audio tracks and images in Music CD
format or Video CD format are recorded in
the first session/border, only the first session/
border will be played back.
b Note
The recorder supports also DATA CDs/DATA
DVDs created in the Packet Write format, but some
types of the format may not be detected.
MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image
files, or DivX video files that
the recorder can play
The recorder can play the following tracks
and files:
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension
“.mp3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.jpeg”
or “.jpg.”
– JPEG image files that conform to the DCF*
image file format.
– DivX video file with the extension “.avi” or
“.divx.”
* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image
standards for digital cameras regulated by JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front
of the track/file names when you store the tracks
(or files) in a disc, the tracks and files will be
played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create
albums with no more than two trees.
Notes on copying JPEG image files/MP3
audio tracks
• You cannot copy JPEG image files/MP3
audio tracks to the HDD if:
– The total space used by JPEG image files/
MP3 audio tracks in the HDD equals 13
GB, or will exceed 13 GB after the file is
copied.
The space set aside in the HDD for JPEG
image files/MP3 audio tracks is limited to
13 GB. You cannot save JPEG image
files/MP3 audio tracks over that capacity
even if there is space for video recording.
– The total number of JPEG image albums/
MP3 audio track albums on the HDD
equals 200.
– The total number of JPEG image albums
on the HDD equals 100.
– The total number of MP3 audio track
albums on the HDD equals 200.
– The total number of JPEG image files/
MP3 audio tracks under an album equals
200.
– The MP3 audio tracks are 200MB or
larger.
– The JPEG image files are 50MB or larger.
• If 3,000 MP3 audio tracks are stored on the
HDD, up to 2,500 JPEG image files can be
copied.
• MP3 audio tracks cannot be copied if 4,000
JPEG image files are stored on the HDD.
• Note that the size of JPEG image files
copied to the HDD may be automatically
increased to fit the TV screen.
• You cannot copy JPEG image files onto a
DATA DVD finalised on other recorders or
devices.
• If a warning message indicating that the
HDD is full appears, erase several albums
or files to make space. For details on
erasing files, see page 98 or 124.
Additional Information
b Notes
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.mp3,” “.jpeg,” “.jpg,” “.avi,” or “.divx” even if
they are not in MP3, JPEG, or DivX format.
Playing these data may generate a loud noise
which could damage your speaker system.
• Albums, tracks, or files containing characters
such as ” * / : < > ? ¥ | \ cannot be displayed or
played.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
mp3PRO format.
• The recorder may not play a DivX video file
when the file has been combined from two or
more DivX video files.
• Depending on the disc, normal playback may not
be possible. For example, the picture may be
unclear, playback may not appear smooth, the
sound may skip, and so on.
• Depending on the disc, playback may take some
time to start.
• Some files cannot be played.
• For MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files, or DivX
video files each, the recorder can play up to 200
albums on a DATA CD or DATA DVD. Up to
200 tracks and files under an album can be
played. In total, no more than 9999 tracks and
files in a disc can be played.
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take
some time.
• This recorder supports MP3 audio bit rates up to
320 kbps.
• No more than a 4 GB MP3 audio track or no more
than a 50 MB JPEG image file can be played.
• The recorder cannot play a DivX video file of size
more than 720 (width) × 576 (height)/4 GB.
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About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is i.LINKcompliant for digital video cameras. This
section describes the i.LINK standard and its
features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for
handling digital video, digital audio and other
data in two directions between equipment
having the i.LINK jack, and for controlling
other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be
connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data
transactions with various digital AV
equipment. When two or more i.LINKcompatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data
transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that this recorder is connected to
but also with other devices via the directly
connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the
characteristics and specifications of the
equipment to be connected, and that
operations and data transactions are
sometimes not possible on some connected
equipment.
b Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be
connected to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV
connecting cable). When connecting this recorder
to i.LINK-compatible equipment having two or
more i.LINK jacks (DV jacks), see the instruction
manual of the equipment to be connected.
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
For details on how to dub when this recorder
is connected to other video equipment having
DV jacks, see page 115.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input
DVC-SD signals. It cannot output signals.
The DV jack will not accept MICRO MV
signals from equipment such as a MICRO
MV digital video camera with an i.LINK
jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on
page 115.
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
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are trademarks.
Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
L DISPLAY button (39)
TIME/TEXT button (39)
M Coloured multimedia applications &
interactive services control buttons (48)
CHAPTER MARK button (105)
CHAPTER MARK ERASE button (105)
N SYSTEM MENU button (118, 130)
TITLE LIST button (37, 90, 102)
GUIDE (Electronic Programme
Guide) button (48, 59, 70)
O INFO/
P
(information) button (50, 70)
(favourite) button (52, 53)
Q O RETURN button (27)
R </M/m/,/ENTER button (27)
S PAGE/ALBUM
/
buttons (37, 99)
T OPTIONS button (46)
U ./> (previous/next)/DAY +/–
buttons (92)
V mc / CM (search/slow/
freeze frame) buttons (92)
W [TIMER] button (56, 82)
A HDD button (35)
DVD button (35)
C Z (open/close) button (35)
The H button has a tactile dot*.
TV/RADIO button (52)
Y z REC button (35)
x REC STOP button (35)
c z SYNCHRO REC button (67)
REC MODE button (35)
D PROG (programme) +/– buttons (35)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
E Number buttons (59, 96)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
F INPUT SELECT button (68, 115)
Z TV [/1 (on/standby) button (24)
G AUDIO button (92)
wl TV/DVD button (24)
The AUDIO button has a tactile dot*.
H SUBTITLE button (92)
I MENU button (90)
J
(text) button (52)
K TOP MENU button (90)
wj TV 2 (volume) +/– buttons (24)
Additional Information
B [/1 (on/standby) button (27)
X H (play) button (90)
X (pause) button (92)
x (stop) button (90)
e; TV t button (24)
ea TV PROG (programme) +/– buttons (24)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
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Front panel
A [/1 (on/standby) button (27)
B Front panel display (167)
K HDD button/indicator (35)
DVD button/indicator (35)
C Disc tray (35)
L
USB jack (120)
D A (open/close) button (35)
M
DV IN jack (115)
E USB indicator (120)
TIMER REC indicator (56)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (67)
N ONE-TOUCH DUB button (117)
F H (play) button (90)
P INPUT SELECT button (67, 115)
G x (stop) button (90)
Q REC MODE button (35)
H
R LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
L(MONO) AUDIO R) jacks (31)
(remote sensor) (24)
I z REC button (35)
J x REC STOP button (35)
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O PROGRAM +/– buttons (35)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
Front panel display
HDD
DVD
SMARTLINK
DVD NICAM
VCD TV
A HDD/DVD indicators
Displays the selected media and the
playing/recording status.
B Dubbing direction indicator
C SMARTLINK indicator (20)
D Displays the following:
• Playing time/remaining time
• Current title/chapter/track/index
number
• Recording time/recording mode
• Clock
• Programme position
• TV Direct Rec. indication (35):
“TV” appears in the right most two
digits.
E NICAM indicator*1 (80)
F TV indicator (35)
G Disc type*2
H
*1
*2
(angle) indicator (90)
Analogue Mode only
Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
Rear panel
F AC IN terminal (23)
B HDMI OUT (high-definition
multimedia interface out) jack (19, 22)
H LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (19)
C DIGITAL AERIAL IN/OUT jacks
(15)
D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) jacks (19)
E LINE 3/DECODER jack (30)
G LINE 1 – TV jack (19)
I LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (19, 22)
Additional Information
A ANALOG AERIAL IN/OUT jacks
(15)
J DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/
OPTICAL) jack (22)
K G-LINK jack (15)
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Language Code List
For details, see page 130 or 135.
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
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali;
Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian;
Lettish
1345 Malagasy
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan)Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto;
Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
RhaetoRomance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
SerboCroatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volap k
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
1703 Not specified
Area Code
For details, see page 147.
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Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
2047
2046
2057
2070
2079
2090
2092
2115
2165
2174
2109
2248
2238
2254
2276
2304
2363
2362
2376
2390
2379
2427
2424
2436
2489
2501
2149
2499
2086
2528
2184
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United
Kingdom
Index
Words in quotations appear
in the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 27, 140
4:3 Letter Box 27, 140
4:3 Pan Scan 27, 140
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 144
A
“A-B Erase” 103
Adjusting
playback picture 93
playback sound 94
recording picture 62,
85
Aerial 15
“AFT” 132
Album 40
“Album Name” 99, 125
Album number 40
“Album Search” 96
Analogue or Digital Mode
27
Angle 90
Area code 168
AUDIO 92
“Audio” 130, 135, 143
“Audio ATT” 143
“Audio Connection” 28,
143
Audio cord 22
“Audio DRC” 145
“Audio Settings” 94
“Auto Adjust” 134
“Auto Chapter” 146
Auto Clock Set 134
“Auto Display” 142
“Auto Title Erase” 57, 82,
83, 84, 146
Auto Tune 137
“AV SYNC” 94
“Basic” 130, 131
Batteries 24
“Bilingual” 67, 68
“Bilingual Recording”
145, 146
Bilingual recording 80
“BNR” 93
“Brightness” 63, 86, 93
Copy control signals 56,
80
“Copy File” 123
Copy-Free 56, 80
Copy-Never 56, 80
Copy-Once 56, 80
CPRM 11
“Create a Playlist” 106
Creating chapters 105
C
D
Cable box 17
Canal Plus 32
CD 12
“Change Angle” 90
“Change Order” 107
“Channel” 132
Chapter 40, 63, 86, 105
CHAPTER MARK
ERASE 105
Chapter number 40, 105
“Chapter Search” 96
Chasing Playback 95
“Check Overlap” 64, 65
Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings
64, 87
Child Lock 91
Clock 27, 130, 134
“Colour” 63, 86, 93
“Colour System” 142
Colour systems 162
“Combine” 107
“Command Mode” 26,
149
Component Out 27, 141
COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT 20
Connecting
the aerial cable 15
the audio cords 22
the set top box
controller 15
the video cords 19
“Contrast” 63, 86, 93
Controlling TVs with the
remote 24
“Copy Album” 97, 122
DATA CD 12
“Decoder” 33
“Digital Out” 143
Digital Services
Digital Text viewing
51
EPG 48
Favourites 52
Index 54
Programme
information 50
Digital Software Upgrade
139
Digital video camera 115
“Dimmer” 149
“Disc Information” 41,
43, 46
Disc Settings 43, 46, 147
Disc space 41, 102
Disc types 10, 101
“Divide” 104
DivX video files 90
Dolby Digital 22, 143
“Downmix” 145
DTS 144
DTV Settings 135
“Dub Mode” 109, 119
Dubbing
“Dub Mode” 109
High-speed Dubbing
109
Original Dubbing 110
Rec Mode
Conversion
Dubbing 111
“DV Audio Input” 116
B
,continued
169
DV Dubbing 115
One Touch Dubbing
117, 149
Program Edit 118
“DV EDIT” 118
DV IN 115
“DVD” 147
“DVD Menu” 130, 135
“DVD Rec. Picture Size”
63, 86
“DVD Rec. Settings” 146
DVD VIDEO 12
DVD+R 10, 101
DVD+RW 10, 101
DVD-R 10, 101
DVD-RAM 12
DVD-RW 10, 101
E
Easy Setup 27, 151
Editing 101, 105
DV Edit 115
“Editor” 71
Enter characters 42
EPG
Viewing a list of
available
channels 48
Viewing programmes
related to a
specific
category 49
“Erase” 64, 65, 102, 106,
119
“Erase Album” 98, 124
Erase all titles 103
“Erase File” 125
“Erase Titles” 103
“Extend Rec.” 58
“Extend Time” 87
F
J
“Factory Setup” 150
Favourites
Setting a favourite list
52
Watching or listening
to a favourite
channel 53
“File Search” 96
“Finalise” 45
“Finalise Disc” 149
Finalising 44
“FNR” 93
“Format” 46, 150
“Format DVD-RW” 148
Formatting 46
Freeze Frame 92
Front panel 166
Front panel display 40,
167
JPEG image files
copying 120
managing 124
G
GB 47
“Grid” 70
GUIDE Plus+ system 70,
81
“Guide Timer Extend” 146
H
Handling discs 161
“HDD Rec. Picture Size”
63, 86
“HDD Rec. Settings” 145
HDMI
“Audio(HDMI)” 144
“HDMI Resolution”
140
HDMI OUT 19, 22
“HQ Setting” 146
“Hue” 93
I
i.LINK 164
Index 54
“Info” 71
INPUT SELECT 68, 116
170
L
Labelling 43
“Language” 130, 135
LINE 2 IN 31
LINE 3/DECODER 30
“Line Audio Input” 67, 68
“Line1 Output” 142
“Line3 Input” 142
“Line3 Output” 142
M
Main sound 80, 146
Mains Lead 23
“Make a Playlist” 107
Manual Clock Set 130,
134
Manufacturer Information
139
MENU 90
Menu
DVD’s Menu 90
Top menu 90
“Mix” 116
“MNR” 93
“Modify” 64, 65
“Move” 106, 119
MP3 audio tracks
copying 97
managing 98
MPEG 144
“My TV” 71
N
“Name” 132
“New Photomovie” 127
NICAM 80, 132
Number buttons 43, 83
O
One Touch Dubbing 117,
149
One Touch EPG 21
One Touch Menu 21, 91
One Touch Play 21, 91
One Touch Timer 20, 58,
82, 83, 84
Original 38, 101
“Others” 149
P
Page mode 38, 66
Parental Control 91, 147
Parental Lock 136
Parts and controls 165
“Password” 150
Pause Live TV 94
“Pause Mode” 142
PAY-TV 32
“PAY-TV/CANAL+” 132
“PB Video Equalizer” 93
PBC 90
PDC 88
Photomovie
Auto Photomovie
128, 147
creating 127
Picture quality 62, 85, 93
Picture size 62, 85
“Play Beginning” 91
Play mode 40
Playable discs 12
Playback 12, 90
DivX video files 90
fast forward 92
fast reverse 92
freeze frame 92
instant advance 92
instant replay 92
JPEG image files 126
MP3 audio tracks 99
Photomovie 129
resume play 91
scan audio 90
slow-motion play 92
Playing status bar 40
Playlist 38, 101, 105
Postal Code 27
“Present Time” 130, 135
“Preview” 106, 119
Program Edit 118
Programme Hide 137
Programme information 50
“Programme Setting” 131
“Programme Sort” 133
Programme Sort 138
“Progressive Mode” 141
“Progressive Output” 141
“Protect” 102
“Protect Disc” 44
Protection
disc 44
title 102
Q
Quick guide to disc types
10
Quick Timer 62, 85
R
Rear panel 167
REC 36
REC STOP 36, 117
Rec. Event 36
“Rec. Mode” 62, 85
“Rec. Mode Adjust” 57,
82, 83, 84, 146
“Rec. NR” 63, 86
“Rec. Settings” 62, 85
“Rec. Video Equalizer”
63, 86
Recordable discs 10
“Recording” 145
Recording 55, 79
picture adjustment
62, 85
recording format 10
recording mode 36,
55, 79
recording time 36,
55, 79
Series Recording 60
while watching
another
programme 36
Recording time 55, 79
Region code 13
“Registration Code” 150
Remaining time 40
Remote 24, 165
Resetting the recorder 151
Resume Play 91
“RGB” 28, 142
S
S VIDEO 20
“S Video” 28, 142
Scan Audio 90
“Scart Setting” 142
Scene List 106
“Schedule” 71
“Screen Saver” 142
“Search” 70, 96
Searching
fast reverse/fast
forward 92
locating the beginning
of the title/
chapter/track 92
scan audio 90
Series Recording 60
“Set Thumbnail” 103
Set top box controller 15,
29
Setting up the GUIDE
Plus+ system 28
“Setup” 71
“Sharpness” 93
Signal Strength 139
Simultaneous Rec and Play
95
Slideshow 127
Slow-motion play 92
SMARTLINK 20
Sort 38
“Stereo1” 116
“Stereo2” 116
Sub sound 80, 146
SUBTITLE 92
“Subtitle” 130, 135
Super VIDEO CD 12
Synchro Rec 67, 89
“System” 131
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171
T
Technical Information 139
Teletext 36, 133
Thumbnail picture 38
“Time Search” 96
TIME/TEXT 40
TIMER 57, 82, 83, 87, 88
Timer List 65
Timer recording
“Auto Title Erase”
57, 82, 83, 84
check/change/cancel
64, 87
EPG timer setting 59
GUIDE Plus+ system
81
manual setting 56, 83
“Rec. Mode Adjust”
57, 82, 83, 84
Synchro Rec 67, 89
VIDEO Plus+ 82
“Timer Settings” 146
Title 40
TITLE LIST 90
Title List 37, 90
Sort 38
Thumbnail 38
“Title Name” 102
Title number 40
“Title Search” 96
TOP MENU 90
“Track Search” 96
Troubleshooting 152
“TV Direct Rec.” 20, 36,
146
“TV Guide Page” 133
TV Pause 94
TV system 131
TV t 24, 36
“TV Type” 27, 140
TV/DVD 25, 36
U
“Unfinalise” 46
Unfinalising 46
Usable discs 10, 12
V
“Video” 28, 140, 142
VIDEO CD 12
Video cord 19
Video input 20
Video mode 10
“Video Output” 140
VIDEO Plus+ 82
“Video Settings” 93
“View Album ” 100, 123,
126
“View Image ” 126
VPS 88
VR mode 10
Z
ZWEITON 80
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