Sony RDR-HXD860 User manual

Sony RDR-HXD860 User manual
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DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
The mains lead must be changed
only at a qualified service shop.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with
this product will increase eye
hazard. As the laser beam used in
this DVD recorder is harmful to
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble
the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom and
Republic of Ireland
A molded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment
for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug
supplied need to be replaced, a 5
AMP fuse approved by ASTA or
BSI to BS1362, (i.e., marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse
cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse.
Never use the plug without the fuse
cover. If you should lose the fuse
cover, please contact your nearest
Sony service station.
Precautions
• This unit operates on 220 –
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that
the unit’s operating voltage is
identical with your local power
supply.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
• Install this system so that the
mains lead can be unplugged
from the wall socket
immediately in the event of
trouble.
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Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the
European Union and
other European countries
with separate collection
systems)
This symbol on the product or on
its packaging indicates that this
product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of
electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the
environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused
by inappropriate waste handling of
this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more
detailed information about
recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office,
your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
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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.
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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
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.
• 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.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy
guard function, programmes
received through an external
tuner (not supplied) may contain
copy protection signals (copy
guard function) and as such may
not be recordable, depending on
the type of signal.
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
About the SMARTLINK features (for SCART connections only) . . . . . . . 14
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 5: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder . . . 19
Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote . . . . . 20
Step 6: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
4. Displaying the Playing/Remaining Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . 29
Checking the playing/remaining time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Checking the remaining disc space. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Finalising the disc using Z (open/close) button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Finalising the disc using “Disc Information” display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
8. Reformatting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Guide to Digital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Viewing a list of available channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Viewing programmes related to a specific category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Programme Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Displaying the programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Viewing a Digital Text Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels . . . . . . . . . 41
Selecting digital text from other channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Setting the Favourites List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Watching or listening to a favourite channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Setting the timer manually (Standard). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording TV programmes using the EPG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording programmes using Series Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Creating chapters in a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Checking/changing/cancelling using the EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Checking/changing/cancelling using the Timer List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec). . . . . 57
Recording from connected equipment without a timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Adjusting the picture quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Adjusting the delay between the picture and sound (AV SYNC) . . . . . . 63
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause/Pause Live TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
(Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files, or DivX® Video Files . . . . . 66
About MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files, and DivX video files. . . . . . 67
MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files, or DivX video files that the recorder
can play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
About playback order of albums, tracks, and files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Dividing a title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Creating chapters manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
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Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Moving a Playlist title (Change Order). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
About “Dub Mode” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Dubbing a single title (Title Dubbing). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Preparing for DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Clock and Language Settings (Basic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Parental Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Recording Settings (Recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Disc Settings (DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Others) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . 112
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs
Icon used in
this manual
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other DVD
players (finalising)
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 25)
(finalisation unnecessary)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in
Video mode
(page 25)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 34)
+R
Automatically
formatted in
+VR mode
(DVD+R
VIDEO)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 34)
VR
mode
-RVR
Format in VR
mode
(page 25)*1
Formatting is
performed
using the “Disc
Information”
display.
Playable only on DVD-R in
VR mode compatible players
(finalisation necessary)
(page 34)
Video
mode
-RVideo
Automatically
formatted in
Video mode
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 34)
Type
Disc Logo
Hard disk drive
(internal)
DVD+RW
DVDRW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
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Usable disc versions (as of August 2006)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1,
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*2)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0,
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*2)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R
DL,” and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*1
When an unformatted DVD-R is inserted into
this recorder, it is automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format a new DVD-R in VR
mode, format using the “Disc Information”
display (page 25).
*2 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• 8 cm discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
• DVD-RAMs
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Playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used in
this manual
Characteristics
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be
purchased or rented
This recorder also recognizes DVDRAMs and DVD-R Dual Layer (Video
mode) discs as DVD Video compatible
discs. If the DVD-RAM has a
removable cartridge, remove the
cartridge before playback.
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
DATA DVD
—
DATA DVD
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs/DVD-ROMs containing
either 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, and
DVD-R recorded with a DVD video
camera
(Still images recorded with a DVD
video camera cannot be played.)
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
“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
• DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs that do not contain
DVD Video, DivX video or JPEG image
files.
• 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 11).
• DVDs that were recorded on a different
recorder and not correctly finalised.
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Maximum recordable number of titles
Disc
Number of titles*
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
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Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side
with digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does
not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
b Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVDRs, DVD-RAMs, or CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be
played on this recorder due to the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has
not been correctly finalised. For more
information, see the operating instructions for the
recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the
same DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format,
reformat the disc (page 36). Note that the disc’s
contents will be erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for
recording even with high-speed discs.
• 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.
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to play back discs
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please
be aware that among those discs, there are
some that do not conform to the CD standard
and may not be playable by this product.
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Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 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 17.
b Notes
•
•
•
•
•
See “Specifications” (page 113) 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.
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below.
TV
Aerial cable
(supplied)
to AERIAL IN
to AERIAL OUT
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV, and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV using the supplied
aerial cable.
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Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/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
Hookups and Settings
B
(blue)
L
PR/CR
AUDIO
(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
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
E
to i LINE 1 – TV
to LINE 2 OUT
(S VIDEO)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
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
b Notes
When you set “Easy Setup - Line1 Output” to
“S Video” or “RGB” (page 21), use a
SCART cord that conforms to the selected
signal.
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord
between the recorder and your TV at the same
time.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via the
SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the
recorder automatically when you start playback.
If necessary, press TV t to return the input to
the TV.
• For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will
need a SCART cord that has the full 21 pins.
Refer to your TV’s instruction manual as well for
this connection.
• If you connect this recorder to a TV with
SMARTLINK, set “Easy Setup - Line1 Output”
to “Video.”
• You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack
(connection E) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP
compliant (e.g., DVI jacks on PC displays).
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 95). Then set “Progressive
Output” to “On” in the “Video” setup to send
progressive video signals. For details, see
“Progressive Output” on page 96.
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 94.
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3 jack on the
recorder (page 22).
* 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 26).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s programme position,
and display the timer programming menu
with one touch of the [TIMER] button
(page 48).
• One Touch EPG
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV to the recorder’s channel, and display
the Electronic Programme Guide screen
with one touch of the
(GUIDE) button
(page 38).
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For playback
Hookups and Settings
• 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 60).
• 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 60).
For settings
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if
the recorder is not used after you turn off
the TV.
*1
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of
Grundig Corporation.
“EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are
trademarks of Philips Corporation.
*3 “Q-Link” and “NexTView Link” are trademarks
of Panasonic Corporation.
*4 “EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba
Corporation.
*5 “T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
*2
z Hint
SMARTLINK also works with TVs or other
equipment having EPG Timer Control, EPG Title
Download, and Now Recording functions. For
details, refer to the operating instructions supplied
with your TV or other equipment.
b Notes
• The SMARTLINK features are available only
when “Video” is selected in “Line1 Output.”
• The power must be turned on to use all
SMARTLINK features except One Touch Play,
One Touch Menu, One Touch Timer and One
Touch EPG.
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
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Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords
Select one of the following patterns, A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound.
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Front (L)
A
Front (R)
Centre
Subwoofer
to coaxial/HDMI digital input
or
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
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)*
: Signal flow
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 13).
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.
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z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected
components.
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Step 4: Connecting the
Mains Lead
b Notes
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 22), be sure to connect the
mains lead after all connections are complete.
1
Hookups and Settings
• 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 21).
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).
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.
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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.
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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 19).
• 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.
TV 2 +/–
TV/DVD
TV [/1
TV t
TV PROG
+/–
1
Hold down the TV [/1 button located
at the bottom of the remote.
Do not press the [/1 button at the top of
the remote.
2
With the TV [/1 button pressed down,
enter the TV’s manufacturer code
using the number buttons.
For instance, to enter “09,” press “0” then
“9.” After you enter the last number,
release the TV [/1 button.
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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
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
The TV/DVD button switches between the
recorder and the last input source selected on
the TV. Point your remote at the recorder
when using this button.
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
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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 21)
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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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
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.
ENTER
Example: for channel 50
Press “5,” “0,” then press ENTER.
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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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.
Easy Setup - Component Out
If you are using the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jack, select “On.”
[/1
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 14).
• If you set “Easy Setup - Component
Out” to “On,” you cannot select
“RGB.”
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Hookups and Settings
Easy Setup - TV Type (page 94)
If you have a wide-screen TV, select
“16:9.” If you have a standard TV, select
either “4:3 Letter Box” (shrink to fit) or
“4:3 Pan Scan” (stretch to fit). This will
determine how “wide-screen” images are
displayed on your TV.
Step 6: Easy Setup
Easy Setup - Audio Connection
If you connected an AV amplifier
(receiver) using a coaxial cord, select
“Yes : DIGITAL OUT” and set the
digital output signal (page 98).
O RETURN
TV [/1
3
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
“Easy Setup” is finished.
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 104).
2
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG
audio decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG”
(page 98).
• If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select
“Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
(page 104).
Press ENTER.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
make the following settings.
Easy Setup - Auto Tune
The recorder will automatically capture
and store the available TV and Radio
channels.
Easy Setup - Clock
The recorder will automatically search
for a clock signal. If a clock signal cannot
be found, set the clock manually using
</M/m/,, and press ENTER.
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Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
After disconnecting the recorder’s mains lead from the mains, connect a VCR or similar
recording device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack)
(page 84).
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 58.
Connecting to the LINE 3 jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3 jack of this recorder.
VCR
TV
SCART cord (not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE 3
to i LINE 1 – TV
DVD recorder
b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals through a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and to your TV in the order shown below. To watch
video tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• The SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3 jack.
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the
TV/DVD button on the remote.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected
VCR.
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Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
VCR, etc.
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to just the L(MONO) and VIDEO
input jacks on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack.
b Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other
equipment’s output jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. This may cause noise (feedback).
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3 jack. Disconnect the
recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
Satellite tuner,
CanalSat, etc.
TV
SCART cord (not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE 1 – TV
to i LINE 3
DVD recorder
If the satellite tuner can output RGB
signals
If you want to use the Synchro Rec
function
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the
satellite tuner can output RGB signals,
connect the TV SCART connector on the
satellite tuner to the LINE 3 jack, and set
“Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” to “Video/
RGB” in the “Video” setup (page 96). Note
that this connection and setup disable the
SMARTLINK function. If you want to use
the SMARTLINK function with a compatible
set top box, see the instructions supplied with
the set top box.
This connection is necessary to use the
Synchro-Recording function. See
“Recording from connected equipment with a
timer (Synchro Rec)” on page 57.
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in the
“Video” setup (page 96) according to the
specifications of your satellite tuner. See your
satellite tuner’s instructions for more
information.
If you are using a Sky, be sure to connect the
tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the LINE 3 jack.
Then set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting”
according to the specifications of the VCR
SCART jack on your satellite tuner.
b Notes
• Synchro-Recording does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you
will not be able to view the signals from the
connected tuner.
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Eight Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc
+RW
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
-RVR
CD
DATA DVD
Z (open/
close)
2. Recording a
Programme
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 45.
DVD
HDD
DVD
PROG +/–
DISPLAY
1
2
Press DVD.
Press Z (open/close), and place a
disc on the disc tray.
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 36) 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 36).
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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 45.
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Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after 8
hours of continuous recording or when
the HDD or DVD is full.
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Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information
such as recording time or disc type.
To stop recording
Press DISPLAY during recording.
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for
recorder to stop recording.
The recording information appears.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the i LINE 1 –
TV jack, set your TV to the TV input using
the TV/DVD button and select the
programme you want to watch. If your TV is
connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
TV to TV input using the TV t button
(page 18).
A Disc type/format
B Recording status
C Recording mode
D Recording time
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
TV Direct Rec.
If you are using the SMARTLINK
connection and the “TV Direct Rec.” is set to
“On” (page 101), you can easily record what
you are watching on your TV.
When the TV and the recorder are turned on,
press z REC. The recorder starts recording
what you are watching on your TV.
b Notes
• If “TV” appears in the front panel display, you
cannot turn off the TV or change the programme
position during TV Direct Rec. To turn off the
function, set “TV Direct Rec.” to “Off” in the
“Recording” setup (page 101).
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while
to start recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
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3. Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
HDD
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HDD
m
DVD
Extended Title List
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
/
mc
CM
x
A Disc type:
Displays the media type, HDD or DVD.
Also displays the title type (Original or
Playlist) for HDD or DVD-RW/DVD-R
(VR mode) disc titles.
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To play a recorded title, select the title from
the Title List.
B Disc space (remainder/total)
1
C Title information:
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 25).
Playback starts automatically depending
on the disc.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the extended Title List, press
OPTIONS to select “Display List,” and
press ENTER.
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date. Title size is shown in the
Thumbnail title list.
z (red): Indicates that the title is
currently being recorded.
: Indicates that the title is currently
being dubbed.
: Indicates the protected title.
“NEW”: Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
: Indicates titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals (HDD
only) (page 80).
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit
on the list. To view the hidden titles,
press M/m.
E Title’s thumbnail picture:
The still images for each title are
displayed.
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Select a title, and press ENTER.
To change the title order (Sort)
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.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
OPTIONS to select “Sort Titles.” Press M/m
to select the item, and press ENTER.
Sub-menu
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Order
Sorted
By Date
In order of when the titles
were recorded. The title that is
recorded most recently is
listed at the top.
By Title
In alphabetical order.
By Number
In order of recorded title
number.
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.
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned
on. Each time you press
/
, the entire
Title List changes to the next/previous page
of titles.
About the Title List for 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 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.
5
Press ENTER if the scene is correct.
If the scene is incorrect, press c/C to
select the scene you want to set for a
thumbnail picture, and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the thumbnail, press M.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
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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.
• 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.
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.
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
ENTER
OPTIONS
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b Notes
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
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• 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 98).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
the “Video” setup (page 97), information
automatically appears on the screen when the
recorder is operated.
b Note
Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
Front (L/R) +
Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
Checking the playing/
remaining time
You can view the playing or time information
displayed on the front panel display.
E Disc type*1/format (page 8)
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 45)
I Playing status bar*2
J Title number (chapter number*3)
(page 65)
(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
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 25.
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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To increase disc space, see “To open up disc space”
(page 71).
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5. Changing the Name of
a Recorded Programme
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
5
+R
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
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.
The selected character appears at the top
of the display.
Example: Input Title Name
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
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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.
7
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
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To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters. Refer to the number next to each
row of letters on your TV screen.
In step 5 above, press a number button
repeatedly to select a character.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter
“D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to
enter “F.”
2
Press ENTER and select the next
character.
3
Select “Finish” and press ENTER.
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
-RVR
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6. Labelling and
Protecting a Disc
-RVideo
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 25.
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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Select “Disc Name,” and press
ENTER.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc
Name” display (page 32).
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Other DVD Equipment
(Finalise)
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 25.
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).
+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 71).
-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 36) or reformat the disc
(page 36). 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.
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-RVideo
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
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Information” display
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 25.
2
Z (open/
close)
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
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 25.
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
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.
3
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.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
After finalising, the disc will be ejected
automatically.
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-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 70).
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 25.
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 25.
2
Press OPTIONS to select “Disc
Information,” and press ENTER.
Example: When a DVD+RW is inserted.
3
4
Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
For DVD-RWs and unrecorded DVD-Rs
(Video mode), select “VR” or “Video,”
and press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
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z Hint
By reformatting, you can change the recording
format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVDRWs that have been finalised.
b Note
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent
to 1 billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger
the disc space.
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Press
.
This display consists of an information
box and a ten channel programme list
covering a two hour period.
Guide to Digital Services
EPG (Electronic
Programme Guide)
Example of EPG Display:
The 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 49).
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 49).
Number
buttons
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
.
PAGE
/
>
G Colour buttons
H Truncated programme title in case
the name is too long to be
displayed in the cell.
I Event bar (e.g. Indicates a timer
recording has been set during this
time)
J Time slot
TV/RADIO
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K Icon tray
Depending on the channel and
programme settings, some icons
may appear in the display:
L Indicates the current time and date.
2
Press </M/m/, or enter a channel
number using the number buttons to
move around the list.
If you press , after selecting the last
programme on the right, the schedule for
the next two hours is displayed
(depending on availability from the
broadcaster).
Available buttons in the EPG display
Buttons
PAGE
Operations
/
./>
Display the previous/next
ten channels.
View the next or previous
24-hour programme
schedule.
The green button Toggle the display as
follows:
2-hour schedule (half hour
time shots) y 30-minute
schedule (15 minutes time
shots).
The yellow
button
Display the channel for the
selected programme
The red button
(Category)
Search for programmes by
category
TV/RADIO
Switch between TV and
Radio channels.
O RETURN
Close the EPG display.
Guide to Digital Services
: Either the channel or the
programme is locked (page 90).
: Timer event icons
(page 49)
: Series Recording icon (page 50)
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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
This feature allows you to search for
programmes related to a particular topic.
For example, if you select “News” from the
category pop-up list, then only programmes
related to News will be shown in the EPG.
b Note
The category of each programme is determined by
the broadcaster.
Select “View Programme,”and press
ENTER.
Colour
buttons
M/m,
ENTER
PAGE
/
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2
Press
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.
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
Number
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
PAGE
/
Displaying the programme
information
Press M/m to select a programme,
and press ENTER.
Press
The sub menu appears with the
description of the programme displayed
in the information box.
The Information display appears showing a
description of the current programme on
view.
.
Select “View Programme,”and press
ENTER.
To scroll the Category display by page
(Page mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Category
display is turned on to change to the previous/
next Category page.
z Hint
In step 4 above, the EPG application also allows
you to set a timer recording. For more details, see
“Recording TV programmes using the EPG” on
page 49.
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Available buttons in the Information
display
Buttons
PAGE
Operations
/
Scroll the information
display by page
Toggle the display between
description of the current/
next programme
M/m or
the number
buttons
Display programme
information for other
channels
Toggle the Favourites List
ENTER
View the selected channel
Viewing a Digital Text
Service
Many digital TV channels broadcast
information via their text service. This digital
service includes high quality digital text and
graphics along with advanced navigation
options. Additionally, this recorder has
access to dedicated text channels transmitted
by the broadcasters.
b Note
The appearance, content and navigation methods of
all digital text services are decided by the
broadcaster.
Number
buttons
Guide to Digital Services
</,
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PROG +/–
Colour
buttons
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Selecting digital text from
dedicated digital teletext
channels
1
Select a dedicated channel that is
broadcasting digital text.
You can search for a dedicated digital
text channel using the “Electronic
Programme Guide” (page 38).
The text page is displayed.
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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.
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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
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
SYSTEM
MENU
TV/RADIO
The text information appears.
3
Access required information using
</M/m/,, the colour buttons and/
or the number buttons.
If you are instructed to press “OK” or
“Select” when viewing the text pages,
press ENTER.
Setting the Favourites List
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu Display appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
To exit the text service
Follow the on screen instructions, or press
PROG +/–.
3
Select “DTV Settings,” and press
ENTER.
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Select “Favourites,” and press
ENTER.
“Favourites List 1” display appears.
Press
repeatedly to switch to a
different Favourites List.
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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
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.
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.
Guide to Digital Services
The selected Favourites List display
appears.
3
Press
to switch to a different
Favourites List.
4
Press M/m to select the channel you
want to view or listen to, and press
ENTER.
To scroll the Favourites List display by
page (Page mode)
Press PAGE
/
while the Favourites
List display is turned on to change to the
previous/next page.
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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.
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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
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.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
To select the HQ+ mode, set “HQ Setting” of
the “HDD Rec. Settings” to “HQ+” in the
“Recording” setup (page 100). “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
HQ+ (High quality)
Approx. recording
time (hours)
HDD
DVD*
20
–
HQ
R
32
1
HSP
R
46
1 hr.
30 min.
SP (Standard mode)
61
2
LSP
r
77
2 hr.
30 min.
ESP
r
93
3
LP
r
124
4
EP
r
187
6
SLP (Long duration) 249
8
b Notes
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 34).
• 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.
Timer Recording
• Check that the disc has enough available
space for the recording (page 31). For the
HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you
can free up disc space by erasing titles
(page 71).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size if necessary (page 52).
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* 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 8).
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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 49).
• Series Recording: Automatically sets the
recorder to record programmes in a series
(page 50).
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
[TIMER]
x REC
STOP
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Press [TIMER].
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Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The “TIMER LIST” display (page 54)
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 45).
“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 100).
Timer Recording
2
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 100). Protected
titles are not erased.
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 54.
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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.
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• 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 72).
• 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 57).
• 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.
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 64).
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using the EPG
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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 90).
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ENTER
PAGE
/
x REC
STOP
1
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Timer Recording
HDD
Number
buttons
• 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.
Press HDD or DVD.
When you record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD (see “1. Inserting a
Disc” on page 25).
2
3
Press
.
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 54.
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 38.
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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 47.
To extend the recording duration time
while recording (Guide Timer Extend)
See page 48.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer
recording
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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 54).
Number
buttons
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this
timer method (page 47).
b Notes
Colour
buttons
• 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.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
z REC
1
Press
.
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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 55). 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.
Timer Recording
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.
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(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
• 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 54).
Press ENTER.
Recording Split Programmes
Movies and other programmes that are split
into 2 or more parts are called Split
Programmes. If you set the timer for one part
of a Split Programme, the other parts are
automatically recorded. For example, if the
first half is set to be recorded, the last half
will be recorded automatically.
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.
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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 101).
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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 45.
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“HDD Rec. Picture Size”/“DVD Rec.
Picture Size”:
Sets the picture size of the programme to
be recorded.
• Auto (HDD only) (“HDD Rec. Picture
Size” default setting): Automatically
selects the actual picture size.
• 4 : 3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16 : 9 (“DVD Rec. Picture Size”
default setting): Sets the picture size to
16:9 (wide mode).
“Rec. NR” (noise reduction): Reduces
noise contained in the video signal.
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 94).
• 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 101).
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 74).
Timer Recording
“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.”
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b Note
When dubbing (page 78), the chapter marks in the
dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.
“Rec. Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the
picture in greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall
brightness.
• Colour: Makes the colours deeper or
lighter.
3
Adjust the setting using </M/m/,,
and press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec. NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 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
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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:
“Modify”:
Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m. Select “OK” and press
ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
/
Checking/changing/cancelling
using the EPG
1
Press
.
“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 49.
Select “Close” to return to the EPG
display.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat
steps 2 and 3 above.
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b Note
If you set “Repeat Rec.” to any option other than
“Off” in step 3, your EPG timer recording will be
converted into a standard timer recording. The
timer event icon disappears from the EPG display.
3
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.
Timer Recording
2
Select the timer setting you want to
check/change/cancel, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Checking/changing/cancelling
using the Timer List
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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.
“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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“Info”:
Displays the timer setting information
box along with the disc space required to
record the whole programme (according
to the selected recording mode).
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To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned
on. Each time you press
/
, the entire
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
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 48).
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.
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 100). Protected
titles are not erased.
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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Recording From
Connected Equipment
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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).
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Press OPTIONS to select “Line Audio
Input,” and press ENTER. Then select
“Bilingual,” and press ENTER.
HDD
DVD
5
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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 jack of the recorder (page 24).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from
the LINE 3 jack.
1
For details about the recording mode, see
page 45.
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.
Timer Recording
INPUT
SELECT
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up
on the front panel. The recorder is ready
to start Synchro-Recording.
The recorder automatically starts
recording when it receives an input
signal from the connected equipment.
The recorder stops recording when the
connected equipment turns off.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP or 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 25).
2
Set “Synchro Rec.” to “Record to
HDD” or “Record to DVD” in the
“Recording” setup (page 101).
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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.
2
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Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection
you made.
The front panel display changes as
follows:
programme
position
3
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme to
the 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 45.
5
Insert the source tape into the
connected equipment and set to
playback pause.
6
Press z REC.
This recorder starts recording.
7
First
programme
Second
programme
will be cut off
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
You can record from a connected VCR or
similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
Device” on page 22. Use the DV IN jack on
the front panel if the equipment has a DV
output jack (i.LINK jack).
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable
DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on
page 25).
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 84 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 52.
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.
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3
4
+RW
-RVideo
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Playing
-RVR
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Playback
HDD
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DVD
VCD
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CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
HDD
DVD
Z (open/
close)
Number
buttons
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
SUBTITLE
TITLE LIST
</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.
>
x
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on
your TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with
PBC functions, the menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and
press ENTER. Then, follow the instructions
in the menu (press H when “Press
SELECT” appears).
The PBC function of Super VIDEO CDs does
not work with this recorder. Super VIDEO
CDs are played in continuous play mode
only.
Playback
AUDIO
TOP MENU
MENU
To use the DVD’s Menu
To change the angles
1
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 25).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA CD,
press H. Playback starts.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “3.
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title
List)” on page 27.
Example: DVD+RW
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.
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To resume playback from the point where
you stopped (Resume Play)
When you press H again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback
from the point where you pressed x.
To start from the beginning, press OPTIONS
to select “Play Beginning,” and press
ENTER. Playback starts from the beginning
of the title/track/scene.
The point where you stopped playing is
cleared when:
– you open the disc tray (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.
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.
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To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children
from ejecting the disc.
When the recorder is turned on, hold down x
until “LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display. The Z (open/close) button does not
work while the Child Lock is set.
To unlock the disc tray, hold down x until
“UNLOCKED” appears in the front panel
display when the recorder is turned on.
One Touch Play
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily start playing.
Press H. The recorder and your TV
automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
switched to the recorder. Playback starts
automatically.
One Touch Menu
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you
can easily display the Title List.
Press TITLE LIST. The recorder and your
TV automatically turn on and the TV’s input
is switched to the recorder. The Title List
appears.
z Hints
• You can also use the H button in step 3
(page 59) to start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in the
“Others” setup (page 104), the Child Lock
remains set.
To register or change the password, see
“Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on
page 101.
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Playback options
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 59.
For MP3, JPEG, or DivX operations, see “Playing MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files, or
DivX® Video Files” on page 66.
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
: Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
Playback
SUBTITLE
CD
-RVR : Selects the main or sub sound.
DVD
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
HDD
. (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 m 3 and 3M are only available for the HDD and DVDs.
(slow, freeze frame)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in
pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
VCD *
* Playback direction only
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback, press H.
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b Notes
• Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
recorded on this recorder.
• Slideshows made with a DVD camcorder can
only be played. Other play functions, such as fast
forward, cannot be used.
2
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive
noise will be heard from the LINE1-TV/LINE 3/
LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks. To avoid
possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the LINE1-TV/LINE 3/LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIOL) jacks of the recorder are connected to an
amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external DTS decoder
must be connected to the DIGITAL OUT jack of
the recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the AUDIO
button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
(page 61).
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.
Select an item, and press ENTER.
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) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS” to “On” in the “Audio” setup (page 98).
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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.
HDD
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DVD
Playback
Adjusting the delay between
the picture and sound (AV
SYNC)
+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
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.
– 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.
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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.
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.
Playing a previous recording
while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded programme on
the HDD by pressing HDD.
• While recording to a DVD-RW (VR
mode)*1:
Play another title on the same DVD-RW
(VR mode) disc.*2
*1
Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not
work when you record:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
*2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
condition of the recording, or when playing a
title recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
The picture freezes for a few seconds when you
use fast forward/fast reverse or instant replay/
advance.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, Super VIDEO CD, CD, DATA DVD, or
DATA CD while recording on the HDD.
Example: Play another title on the HDD
while recording to the HDD.
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.
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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 97).
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The display for entering the number
appears.
Example: Title Search
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
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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
Playback
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes,
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
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/DATA 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.
* DivX video file only
“File Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA
CDs)
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Playing MP3 Audio
Tracks, JPEG Image
Files, or DivX® Video
Files
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image
files, and DivX video files on DATA CDs
(CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or JPEG
image files and DivX video files on DATA
DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs).
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Press H.
For MP3 discs, playback starts from the
first MP3 audio track on the disc.
For JPEG files, a slideshow of the
pictures on the disc begins.
For DivX video files, playback starts
from the first DivX video file on the disc.
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
JPEG image files, only the JPEG image
files are played back when H is
pressed.
To stop playback or slideshow
Press x.
To pause playback or slideshow
Press X.
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
TIME/TEXT
DISPLAY
To play the beginning of the MP3 audio
track or DivX video file
Press OPTIONS to select “Play Beginning,”
and press ENTER.
/
.
m
H
1
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
To fast forward or fast reverse an MP3
audio track or DivX video file
Press m/M during playback.
>
x
X
To go to the next or previous MP3 audio
track, JPEG image file or DivX video file
Press . or > during playback. If you
repeatedly press . or >, you will go to
the next or previous album. (Except JPEG
image file)
Insert a disc.
To play DivX video file in slow motion/one
frame at a time (Playback direction only)
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 25.
Press y/C in pause mode.
To go to the next or previous album
(Except for DivX video files)
Press
/
during playback or slideshow.
To display the registration code for this
recorder
Select “Registration Code” in the “Others”
setup (page 103).
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To rotate a picture
Press OPTIONS while the JPEG image is
displayed to select “Rotate Right” or “Rotate
Left,” and press ENTER.
b Notes
• Some JPEG files, especially files of three million
pixels or more, may lengthen the slideshow
interval.
• Rotated JPEG images will not be saved when you
switch to another folder.
• Images larger than 720 × 480 will be reduced to
720 × 480 when displayed.
• The following images are not displayed:
– progressive JPEG image files
– greyscale JPEG image files
– 4:1:1 JPEG image files
• When you attempt to play a broken file or a file
that does not satisfy the play conditions,
appears but the recorder cannot play the file.
• The recorder cannot play a DivX video file of size
more than 720 (width) × 576 (height)/4 GB.
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
DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs)
or JPEG image files on DATA DVDs (DVDROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs).
DATA CDs and DATA DVDs must be
recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1,
Level 2 or Joliet format for the recorder to
recognize the DivX video files and JPEG
image files.
DATA CDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for
the recorder to recognize the MP3 tracks.
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.
Playback
z Hints
• Press AUDIO to switch between stereo or
monaural audio tracks when playing MP3 audio
tracks.
• 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.
• You can rotate a JPEG image using the </,
buttons when the image is displayed.
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly to show information
about the JPEG album or image on your TV
screen. Then press TIME/TEXT to toggle
between the current selected image number and
album number.
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Note on MultiSession/Border discs
If audio tracks and images in Music CD
format or Video CD format are recorded in
the first session/border, only the first session/
border will be played back.
b Note
The recorder may not be able to play some DATA
CDs/DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write
format.
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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.”
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About playback order of
albums, tracks, and files
Albums play in the following order:
Structure of disc contents
Tree 1
Tree 2
Tree 3
Tree 4
Tree 5
ROOT
* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image
standards for digital cameras regulated by JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association).
b Notes
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.mp3,” “.jpeg,” “.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.
• 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.
Album
MP3 audio track/
JPEG image file/
DivX video file
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
and press H, the numbered tracks (or files)
are played sequentially, from 1 through 7.
For JPEG image files, press
to go to the
next album. (For instance, when you want to
go from 1 to 2.) Any sub-albums/tracks (or
files) contained within a currently selected
album take priority over the next album in the
same tree. (Example: C contains D so 4 is
played before 5.)
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front
of the track/file names when you store the tracks
(or files) in a disc, the tracks and files will be
played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create
albums with no more than two trees.
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b Notes
Playback
• Depending on the software you use to create the
DATA DVD/DATA CD, the playback order may
differ from the above illustration.
• No more than a total of 999 individual folders can
be played. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/
MP3/DivX files are counted as well.)
• No more than a total of 999 folders and 9999 files
can be played. (Files other than JPEG/MP3/DivX
files, and folders that do not contain JPEG/MP3/
DivX files are counted as well.)
• No more than 999 folders and files can be
recognized in a single folder. (Folders that do not
contain JPEG/MP3/DivX files are counted as
well.)
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take
some time.
• This recorder supports MP3 audio bit rates up to
320 kbps.
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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.
• When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all
editing before finalising the disc. You cannot edit
a finalised disc.
HDD
Edit features
Original
title
-RWVR
+RW
-RVR
-RWVideo
Playlist
title
Original
title
Playlist
title
+R
-RVideo
Erase (page 71)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protect (page 71)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Title Name (page 71)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
A-B Erase (page 72)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes*
Erase Titles (page 72)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Divide (page 73)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Set Thumbnail (page 71)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Chapter mark (page 74)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Creating and Editing a
Playlist (page 74)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Change Order (page 76)
No
No
No
Yes
No
Combine (page 76)
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
* 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 74).
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 74.
O RETURN
.
mc
CHAPTER
MARK
ERASE
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
OPTIONS
Erasing and Editing
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 71
or “Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)” on
page 72.
>
CM
X
1
Press TITLE LIST.
For HDD titles or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
in VR mode, press </, to switch the
Title Lists, if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the
title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
“OK” when asked for confirmation.
“Protect”: Protects the title. “ ” appears
next to the protected title.
“Title Name”: Allows you to enter or reenter a title name (page 32).
“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 72).
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“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 73).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the
Title List (page 28).
“Make a Playlist”: Adds the entire title to
the Playlist title as one scene (page 76).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time
(page 72).
• You can automatically erase titles that have
already played (page 100).
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 33).
b Note
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) playlist titles cannot
be protected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase
Titles)
HDD
+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 VR mode, press </, to switch the
Title Lists, if necessary.
2
4
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles
you want to erase.
5
When you finish selecting titles,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of the titles to be erased appears
for confirmation.
• To change the selection, select
“Change,” and repeat from step 3.
6
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The titles are erased.
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 104.
To format a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc, see
“8. Reformatting a disc” on page 36.
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
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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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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.
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.”
Erasing and Editing
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).
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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.
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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
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
Press ./> to search for a chapter
number, and while displaying the chapter
containing the chapter mark you want to
erase, press CHAPTER MARK ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the
previous chapter.
b Note
When dubbing, any chapter marks you enter will be
erased.
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Creating and Editing a
Playlist
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.
b Note
Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the
“Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be
dubbed or moved (page 80).
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1
Press TITLE LIST.
8
If the Title List (Original) appears, press
<.
2
Press ENTER if the OUT point is
correct.
If the OUT point is incorrect, select the
OUT point using c/C, and press
ENTER.
The selected scene is added to the scene
list.
• To add more scenes, go to step 5.
Press OPTIONS to select “Create a
Playlist,” and press ENTER.
9
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When you finish adding scenes, press
m.
Select “Select,” and press ENTER.
4
Select the title you want to include in
the Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The display for setting the start point (IN)
appears. The title starts to play.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
5
6
Select the IN point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
7
B Total number of scenes
C Selected scene
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,
Playback pauses.
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.
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.
Select the OUT point using m/M,
and press ENTER.
Playback pauses.
Erasing and Editing
A Total duration of the selected
scene
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT
points will become chapter marks, and each scene
will become a chapter.
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b Note
The picture may pause when the edited scene is
played.
4
Press TITLE LIST. If the Title List
(Playlist) appears, press ,.
2
Select the title and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Make a Playlist,” and press
ENTER.
The selected title is added to the Title List
(Playlist).
The title name is the same as the Original
title name.
Select a new location for the title
using M/m, and press ENTER.
The title moves to the new location.
• To move more titles, go to step 3.
• To finish, select “Quit,” and press
ENTER.
To add the entire title to the Playlist title
as one scene (Make a Playlist)
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Combining multiple Playlist
titles (Combine)
HDD -RWVR
1
-RVR
Press TITLE LIST.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears,
press <.
2
To play the Playlist title
Press OPTIONS to select “Combine,”
and press ENTER.
1
Press TITLE LIST. If the Title List
(Original) appears, press <.
The display for selecting titles appears.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
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
2
3
4
Press TITLE LIST.
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles
you want to combine.
If the Title List (Original) appears, press
<.
To cancel all of the selections, select
“Reset.”
Press OPTIONS to select “Change
Order,” and press ENTER.
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
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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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 73.
Erasing and Editing
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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 81), or multiple titles all
at once (Multiple Title Dubbing – see
“Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected
Titles)” on page 82).
Before you start, read the following
precautions, which are common to both
dubbing methods.
If you want to record from a digital video
camera connected to the DV IN jack, see
“DV Dubbing” on page 84. To record from
equipment connected to the LINE IN jacks,
see “Recording from connected equipment
without a timer” on page 58.
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 100).
• 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 101), chapter
marks are automatically inserted at
approximately 6 minute intervals.
• You cannot make a recording while dubbing.
• To play a dubbed disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 34).
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to the HDD.
• Thumbnails that you have set for the originally
recorded title (page 28) 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.
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 81) or “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” (page 82).
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).
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.
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Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme)*1
Speed*2 6x
6x
8x
HighRec. speed
mode DVDRW
Highspeed
DVD+
RW
High- High- DVD+R
speed speed (Double
DVD-R DVD+R Layer)
8x
2.4x
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.
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 82).
Note that you cannot select “Original” when
using the Dubbing method explained in
“Dubbing a single title (Title Dubbing)”
(page 81).
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
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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 82).
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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 81) or “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” (page 82). 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.
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 52).
– 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
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
,
Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
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/ -RVR / -RVideo
+R
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+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 81). Titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals are indicated
with
.
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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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.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select a dubbing mode using M/m.
* From the HDD to a DVD only.
Appears when High-speed Dubbing is
available for the title (page 78).
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 80) is selected
in the title list, a confirmation display is
displayed.
To “Move,” select “OK.”
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
4
Select “Dub Mode.”
Fast*
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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
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 mode and the space that
remains after dubbing
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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 80). 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
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.
The titles are numbered in the selected
order.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER
again.
• To cancel all of the selections, select
“Reset.”
F Order of dubbing
The display for selecting the dubbing
mode appears.
8
Select a dubbing mode using M/m.
Fast*
Original
* From the HDD to a DVD only.
Appears when available for the title
(page 78).
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 82.
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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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 58.
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 114.
• 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 114). Connect the
camera to the LINE IN jack and follow the
instructions of “Recording from connected
equipment without a timer” on page 58.
– 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 34).
Hookups
DVD recorder
Preparing for DV dubbing
You can connect a digital video camera to the
DV IN jack on the recorder to record or edit
from a DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do
not need to operate your digital video camera.
Do the following to start using the “DV Edit”
functions of this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before
connecting.
to DV IN
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
DV output
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after
the initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) 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 25).
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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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 45.
5
Press OPTIONS on the remote to
select “DV Audio Input,” and press
ENTER. Then, select the setting for the
audio input.
6
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 86, 87), 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 58).
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of
the tape.
– The tape’s time code is not sequential.
– If the picture size or the recording mode on the
tape being dubbed changes.
DV Dubbing
“Stereo1” (default): Records original
sound only. Normally select this when
dubbing a DV format tape.
“Mix”: Records both stereo 1 and 2.
“Stereo2”: Records additional audio
only.
Select “Mix” or “Stereo2” only if you
have added a second audio channel when
recording with your digital video camera.
You are ready to start dubbing. Select
one of the dubbing methods on the
following pages.
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Adjust the dubbing picture quality and
size.
Before dubbing starts, press OPTIONS
to select “Rec. Settings,” and adjust the
recording settings (page 52).
z Hint
You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
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Recording an Entire DV
Format Tape (One Touch
Dubbing)
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• 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.
+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.
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.
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for DV
dubbing” on page 84, and press ONETOUCH DUB on the recorder.
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
recording the tape contents.
When the recording is finished, the recorder
rewinds the tape in the digital video camera.
To stop during recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z Hints
• If you set “Finalise Disc” of “One Touch
Dubbing” to “Auto” in the “DVD” setup
(page 102), 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.
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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
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
Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for
DV dubbing” on page 84, and press
SYSTEM MENU.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point (start
of the scene) appears.
The scene starts to play.
DV Dubbing
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
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.
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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
C Scene information block
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.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select
“Enter,” and follow the explanations on
page 32.
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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Select “Present Time,” and press
ENTER.
3
Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item
to be set, then press M/m to set the
numbers. The day of the week is set
automatically.
Settings and Adjustments
Clock and Language
Settings (Basic)
The “Basic” setup helps you to make clock
and language settings for the recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
The “Basic” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU repeatedly.
To change the numbers, press < to
return to the item to be changed, and
press M/m.
4
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Language
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio
Clock
Normally the clock is set automatically using
the time and date information broadcasted by
the local network package.
If the recorder does not receive a time signal
from any service, you may set the clock
manually. Therefore, please proceed as
follows.
To set the clock manually
1
Select “Clock” in “Basic,” and press
ENTER.
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language
given priority in the disc or broadcasted by a
digital channel is selected.
Settings and Adjustments
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Subtitle
Switches the language of the subtitles
recorded on the disc or broadcasted by a
digital channel (when available).
When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
language changes according to the language
you selected for the sound track.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,”
or “Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” on page 119 using the
number buttons.
b Note
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,”
“Subtitle,” or “Audio” that is not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO, one of the recorded languages will
be automatically selected.
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Digital TV settings
(DTV Settings)
The “DTV Settings” setup enables you to
take full advantage of Digital TV
Broadcasting services such as favourites
channels setting or to prevent children’s
viewing unsuitable channels and
programmes.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
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The “Parental Lock” display enables you to
lock certain channels you consider unsuitable
and to set an age limit so that any programme
classed above that age by the broadcaster is
restricted.
1
Select “Parental Lock” in “DTV
Settings,” and press ENTER.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
• If you have not yet registered a
password, the display for registering a
new password appears.
Select “DTV Settings,” and press
ENTER.
The “DTV Settings” setup appears with
the following options.
2
Enter your four-digit password using M/
m or the number buttons, then select
“OK” and press ENTER.
Favourites
The “Favourites” display allows you to store
and organize your favourite channels into one
of four TV or four Radio lists.
For details, see page 42.
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 104).
To lock channels
1
Once the “Parental Lock” menu is
displayed, select “Lock Programmes,”
and press ENTER.
All available TV channels are displayed.
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3
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.
Press O RETURN to come back to the
“Parental Lock” menu.
To unlock channels
2
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.
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.
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.
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.
Settings and Adjustments
1
To set the Age Limit
1
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.
Press the green or red button to view the
previous or next page.
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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.
b Note
If you select a channel which Parental Lock is
activated, appears on the gray screen and it is
recorded.
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Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Auto Tune” display appears
showing a tuning progress bar and the
number of channels found.
When “Auto Tune” has ended, a
completion display appears indicating
the number of TV and Radio channels
that have been found and stored.
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Select a channel you want to hide using
M/m or the number buttons, then press
ENTER.
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.
Programme Hide
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.
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.
z Hints
• Press the blue button to view the list showing only
the hidden channels.
• Press the blue button once again when you want
to return to the standard programme hide display.
3
1
2
Press ENTER to remove the display and
view the first channel captured.
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.
Programme Sort
This option allows you to change the channel
order in the on-screen programme list.
1
Once the “Tuning” menu is displayed,
select “Programme Sort,” and press
ENTER.
The “Programme Sort” display appears
showing the list of all tuned channels.
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.
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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.
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Technical Information
Select “Technical Information” in “DTV
Settings,” and press ENTER.
Manufacturer Information
This information screen shows you the
current version of software installed in your
recorder.
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.
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.
Signal Strength
This information screen shows the signal
strength of the broadcast you are watching.
4
Press the blue button to swap channel
position.
Your selected channel appears on the
programme number selected in step 3.
5
Repeat this procedure to move other
channels.
6
Once you have moved all channels as
desired, press O RETURN repeatedly
to return to the main menu.
Select “Signal Strength” in the
“Technical Information” and press
ENTER.
The “Signal Strength” display appears
with the selected channel on view in the
background.
Settings and Adjustments
1
The “Signal Strength” display coloured
bars correspondences are as follows:
2
Press PROG +/– to check the signal
strength of the other tuned channels.
3
After viewing the information displayed,
press O RETURN to come back to the
Technical Information menu.
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Digital Software Upgrade
Periodically Sony will issue upgrades for the
software that was initially installed in your
recorder. These upgrades will automatically
be received and enabled. If desired, you can
disable this option as follows:
1
Select “Digital Software Upgrade” in the
“Technical Information” and press
ENTER.
The “Digital Software Upgrade” menu
option appears.
2
Video Settings (Video)
Video settings will adjust items related to the
image, such as size and colour.
Choose the settings according to the type of
TV or tuner connected to the DVD recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Press M/m to select “Off,” and press
ENTER.
b Notes
• Sony recommend that you always leave this
option set to “On.”
• To receive the upgrade, the unit must be powered
on. It will take up to 30 minutes to upgrade the
unit. The new software will be available once the
unit has been placed into standby, and then back
to normal operating mode.
Video Output
TV Type
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from 16:9 size video (page 52) or a
16:9 size commercial DVD video.
Select the playback picture size according to
the type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide
mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
16 : 9
Select this when connecting
to a wide-screen TV or TV
with a wide mode function.
4:3 Letter
Box
Select this when connecting
to a 4:3 screen TV. Displays a
wide picture with bands on
the upper and lower portions
of the screen.
4:3 Pan
Scan
Select this when connecting
to a 4:3 screen TV.
Automatically displays a
wide picture on the entire
screen and cuts off the
portions that do not fit.
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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.
4:3 Pan Scan
b Note
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.
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be
selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or
vice versa.
HDMI Resolution
Auto
Normally, select this.
16:9 aspect ratio TV
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you
want to view progressive
signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
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.
Settings and Adjustments
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.
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.
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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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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.
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.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
If video signal appears OK, select “Yes,”
and press ENTER.
If picture is distorted, select “No,” and
press ENTER.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
4
Progressive Mode
DVD software can be divided into two types:
film based software and video based
software. Video based software is derived
from TV and displays images at 25 frames/50
fields (30 frames/60 fields) per second. Film
based software is derived from film and
displays images at 24 frames per second.
Some DVD software contains both Video
and Film.
In order for these images to appear natural on
your screen when output in progressive mode
(50 or 60 frames per second), the progressive
video signal needs to be converted to match
the type of DVD software that you are
watching.
You can fine-tune the progressive 525p/625p
video signal that is output when you set
“Progressive Output” to “On.”
Note that you must connect to a progressive
format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks (page 13).
Auto
Video
Automatically detects the
software type (Film-based or
Video-based) and selects the
appropriate conversion mode.
Normally select this position.
Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals
for the LINE 1 – TV jack.
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 jack. The picture will not be
clear if this setting does not match the type of
video input signal.
Video/
RGB
Inputs video signals or RGB
signals.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals
for the LINE 3 jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
Fixes the conversion mode to
the mode for Video-based
software.
b Note
When picture noise appears after you set the
recorder to progressive format, hold down x, and
press PROGRAM – (minus) on the unit.
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Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
Auto
Frame
The picture, including
subjects that move
dynamically, is output with
no jitter. Normally select this
position.
The picture, including
subjects that do not move
dynamically, is output in high
resolution.
Colour System
Selects the colour system when playing
VIDEO CDs (including Super VIDEO CDs)/
DivX video files.
PAL
Plays a disc in PAL colour
system.
NTSC
Plays a disc in NTSC colour
system.
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.
Auto Display
Off
Automatically displays
information on the screen
when the recorder is turned
on, etc.
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 ATT (attenuation)
If the playback sound is distorted, set this
item to “On.” The recorder reduces the audio
output level.
This function affects the output of the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3 jack
On
Select this when the playback
sound from the speakers is
distorted.
Off
Normally select this position.
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Audio Connection
b Note
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 16.
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”
“48kHz/96kHz PCM,” and “Audio(HDMI)”
after setting “Digital Out” to “On.”
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.”
• MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
MPEG decoder. If you play
MPEG audio sound tracks,
the recorder outputs stereo
signals via the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
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.
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.”
2
Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.
On
Off
3
4
Normally select this
position.
The influence of the
digital circuit upon the
analogue circuit is
minimal.
• 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.
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.
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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• 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.
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Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
(DVDs only)
Selects the dynamic range (difference
between soft and loud sounds) setting when
playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio
DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3 jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT
jack only when “Dolby Digital” is set to “DPCM” (page 98).
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.
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
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.”
Auto
Normally, select this
position. Outputs the
optimum audio signal that
can be received by the TV
based on the “Digital Out”
setting (page 98).
PCM
Converts Dolby Digital or
96 kHz PCM signals to
48 kHz/16 bit PCM.
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 29. This function
affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– LINE 1 – TV jack
– LINE 3 jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT
jack when “Dolby Digital” is set to “DPCM” (page 98).
Dolby
Surround
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals
are output to two channels for
enjoying surround sounds.
Normal
Multi-channel audio signals
are downmixed to two
channels for use with your
stereo.
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.
Settings and Adjustments
• Audio(HDMI)
Selects the type of audio signal output from
the HDMI OUT jack.
Downmix (DVDs only)
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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.
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HQ Setting
Selects the HQ mode used for recording on
the HDD (page 45).
HQ+
Records in higher quality
(approximate 15 Mbps).
HQ
Records in the standard HQ
mode.
DVD Rec. Settings
Bilingual Recording (for all recordable
discs except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the
recordable disc when recording from
externally input audio signals, such as audio
signals from connected equipment. This
setting is not necessary when recording on
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) that record
both the main and sub sounds.
Main
Records the main sound for
the bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the
bilingual programme.
Timer Settings
HDD Rec. Settings
Bilingual Recording
Selects the sound to be recorded on the HDD
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.
Guide Timer Extend
Sets the time to extend timer recording
length.
Off (default) t 1Min. t 2Min. t 5Min.
t 10Min.
Rec. Mode Adjust
On
Automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be
recorded (page 47).
Off
Turns off the function.
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
On
Automatically erases old
titles recorded on the HDD
(page 47).
Off
Turns off the function.
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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TV Direct Rec. (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/
DVD+R/DVD-R only)
Selects whether to directly start recording
using the SMARTLINK feature (page 26).
This setting is effective only when you
connect the recorder to your TV via the
SCART jacks.
On
Off
Allows you to easily record
what you are watching on the
TV.
Turns off the TV Direct Rec
function.
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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.
Synchro Rec.
Selects the recording destination used for
Synchro-Recording (page 57).
Record to
HDD
Records to the HDD.
Record to
DVD
Records to DVDs.
Auto Chapter
On
Off
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 6 minute
intervals.
No chapter mark is inserted.
b Notes
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level,
such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
1
Select “Parental Control” in “DVD,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Settings and Adjustments
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during
recording or dubbing.
• 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).
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
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3
4
5
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Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
b Notes
Select “Standard,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only)
Select a geographic area as the playback
limitation level, and press ENTER.
The area is selected.
• When you select “Others,” press the
number buttons to select and enter an
area code in the table (page 119). Then
select “OK” and press ENTER.
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are
displayed.
• If you forget your password, you will have to
reset it by selecting “Password” of “Factory
Setup” in the “Others” setup (page 104).
• 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.
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 86).
Auto
Automatically finalises the
disc following One Touch
Dubbing.
Manual
Allows you to finalise the
disc manually.
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” in the “Others” setup
(page 103).
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Password
Remote Control Settings/
Factory Settings (Others)
You can set or modify the password that
gives access to the “Parental Control” and
“Parental Lock” settings.
1
The “Others” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Password” in “Others,” and press
ENTER.
• If you have not yet set a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Select “Others,” and press ENTER.
The “Others” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
If you wish to change your password,
first enter your current password using
the number buttons, then select “OK”
and press ENTER.
The display for registering a new
password appears.
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Normal
Bright lighting.
Save
Power
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is
off.
Command Mode
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder
if other DVD equipment is assigned the same
Command Mode. For details, see “If you
have a Sony DVD player or more than one
Sony DVD recorder” on page 19.
2
Settings and Adjustments
Dimmer
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 104).
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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Factory Setup
Allows you to select the setup settings by
group, and return them to their default
settings. Note that all of your previous
settings will be lost.
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
1
Select “Factory Setup” in “Others,” and
press , or ENTER.
The display for selecting a group of
settings appears.
Select this to run the “Easy Setup”
programme.
2
Select the group of settings you want to
return to default from “Basic,” “DTV
Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
“Recording,” “DVD,” “Others,”
“Password,” and “All,” and press , or
ENTER.
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The selected settings return to their
default settings.
4
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
4
5
Select “Start.”
Select “Easy Setup,” and press
ENTER.
Format
You can erase all titles recorded on the HDD.
Follow the instructions for “Easy
Setup” (page 21) from step 2.
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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.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 12).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such
as to “VCR”) so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
Check that “Scart Setting” in the “Video”
setup is set to the appropriate item that
conforms to your system (page 96).
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 95).
This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
A scrambled channel is selected.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
Picture noise appears.
, If the picture output signal from your
recorder passes through your VCR to get to
your TV, or if you are connected to a
combination TV/VIDEO player, the 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.
Additional Information
, 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.
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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.
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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 95).
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 13).
, 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.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any
TV programme using the PROG +/–
buttons.
The picture is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low.
, Check aerial installation.
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TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
, The aerial cable is connected to the
AERIAL OUT jack on the recorder.
Connect the cable to the AERIAL IN jack.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, A timer recording started, which changed
the channels.
, The channel is hidden (page 92).
, The Parental Lock is activated (page 90).
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 INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2
IN jacks, select “L2” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3
jack, select “L3” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN
jack, (this is usually for a digital video
camera connection), select “DV” in the
front panel display by pressing INPUT
SELECT.
The playback picture or TV programme
from the equipment connected through the
recorder is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your
recorder before reaching your TV, the copyprotection signal applied to some
programmes could affect picture quality.
Disconnect the playback equipment in
question and connect it directly to your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” of the “Video Output” in the
“Video” setup in accordance with the
screen size of your TV (page 94).
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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 96).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to
use one that is fully wired (21 pins).
Sound
There is no sound.
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 99).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT RAUDIO-L jacks, LINE 1 – TV jack, or
LINE 3 jack (page 62).
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 99).
, Set “Audio ATT” in the “Audio” setup to
“Off” (page 97).
An alternate audio track cannot be
recorded or played.
, When recording from connected
equipment, set “Line Audio Input” in
OPTIONS menu to “Bilingual” (page 58).
, 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 100). 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 100).
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) 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 “DPCM” (page 98).
Additional Information
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or
the connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fastforward, slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI
OUT jacks, check the “Audio Connection”
settings in the “Audio” setup (page 97).
, The recorder supports only MP3 audio and
MPEG audio for DivX video files. Press
AUDIO and select MP3 audio or MPEG
audio.
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The sound is breaking up.
, The signal strength is low.
, Check aerial installation.
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Audio ATT” in the “Audio” setup to
“On” (page 97).
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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 34), the
recorder cannot play the disc.
The recorder does not start playback from
the beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 60).
, You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu
or DVD menu automatically appears on the
TV screen when it is first inserted. Use the
menu to start playback.
The recorder starts playing automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto
playback function.
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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 59).
, 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.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the
recorder stops playback at the auto pause
signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or
Slow-motion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be
able to do some of the operations above. See
the instruction manual supplied with the
disc.
The language for the sound track cannot
be changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the
DVD being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of
the language for the sound track.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The 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 or Joliet.
, The DivX video file is larger than 720
(width) × 576 (height).
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 66).
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 66).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
TV Pause does not work.
, You are recording to the HDD or the HDD
is full.
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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.
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.
Timer recording is not complete or did not
start from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording.
If the power recovers when there is a timer
recording, the recorder resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more
than 1 hour, reset the clock (page 89).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 56).
, Disc space was not enough.
Contents previously recorded were
erased.
, Data that is not playable on this recorder but
was recorded on a DVD with a PC will be
erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
, “Auto Title Erase” of the “Timer Settings”
in the “Recording” setup is set to “On”
(page 100).
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 57).
, 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 57).
, The equipment is not connected to the LINE
3 jack of the recorder.
, The recorder is connected to the TV output
jack of the connected equipment.
Additional Information
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to
a power failure that lasted for more than 1
hour. Reset the clock (page 89).
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains,
and connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection
signals that restrict copying.
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 56).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the
recording.
, 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 90).
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Synchro-Recording does not complete.
Recording does not stop after you press
x.
, Press x REC STOP.
, The timer setting for the connected
equipment overlapped the recorder’s timer
setting (page 58).
, There was a power failure during the
recording.
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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 57).
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 80).
High-speed dubbing is not possible.
, The title cannot be dubbed at high-speed
(page 79). 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 (page 89).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure
that lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the
clock (page 89).
The clock is wrong.
, Set the clock again (page 89). 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 34).
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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, 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 103).
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 18).
, 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 19). The default
command mode setting for this recorder and
the supplied remote is DVD3.
, Press x (stop) on the unit while the
recorder is turned off to check the current
command mode.
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down [/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel
display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the
recorder to operate abnormally, turn off the
recorder and wait until the clock appears in
the front panel display. Then, unplug the
recorder and after leaving it off for a while,
plug it in again.
Five numbers or letters are displayed in
the front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated
(see the table on page 112).
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The disc tray does not open after you press
Z (open/close).
“HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray
to open after you have recorded or edited a
DVD. This is because the recorder is adding
disc data to the disc.
, 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 and
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display.
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child
Lock (page 60).
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel
display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
The disc tray does not open and you
cannot remove the disc after you press Z
(open/close).
, 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 90).
Mechanical sound is heard when the
recorder is off.
, While the recorder is updating the EPG
information or during a timer recording,
operational noises (such as the internal fan)
may be heard, even when the power is off.
This is not a malfunction.
Additional Information
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock
appears in the front panel display,
disconnect the mains lead. (If the recorder
does not turn off or if the clock does not
appear in the front panel display, disconnect
the mains lead anyway.) Connect the mains
lead again while pressing down A on the
recorder, and release the button when the
disc tray opens. Then, keep [/1 on the
recorder pressed for about ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel
display.
“FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
“RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder’s recovery function was
activated when the recorder was turned on
because the power was turned off or failed
during recording. Leave the recorder on
until “RECOVERY” disappears from the
front panel display.
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated
to prevent the recorder from malfunctioning,
a five-character service number (e.g., C 13
00) with a combination of a letter and four
numbers appears in the front panel display. In
this case, check the following table.
First three
Cause and/or corrective
characters of action
the service
number
C 13
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.
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Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may
cause it to malfunction.
Specifications
• 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.
The above channel coverage merely ensures
the channel reception within these ranges. It
does not guarantee the ability to receive
signals in all circumstances.
On replacement of parts
In the event that this unit is repaired, repaired
parts may be collected for reuse or recycling
purposes.
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial
socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer
indication: 24-hour cycle (digital)/
Power back-up duration: 1 hour
Video recording format: MPEG-2,
MPEG-1
Audio recording format/applicable
bit rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch
256 kbps/128 kbps (in EP and SLP
mode)
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 2 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 – TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
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Additional Information
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners, or
anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Transmission standards: DVB-T
Channel coverage:
UHF: B21 to B69
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COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p, PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
HDMI OUT: HDMI 19pin-Standard
Connector
General
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 52 W
Dimensions (approx.):
430 × 73 × 328 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity: 160 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)
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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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.
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i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies
according to the equipment. Three maximum
baud rates are defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications”
in the instruction manual of each equipment.
It is also indicated near the i.LINK jack on
some equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on
which it is not indicated such as this unit is
“S100.”
When units are connected to equipment
having a different maximum baud rate, the
baud rate sometimes differs from the
indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the
amount of data that can be sent or received in one
second. For example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps
means that 100 megabits of data can be sent in
one second.
Additional Information
i.LINK functions on this
recorder
For details on how to dub when this recorder
is connected to other video equipment having
DV jacks, see page 84.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input
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 84.
For details on precautions when connecting
this recorder, also see the instruction manuals
for the equipment to be connected.
Required i.LINK cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable
(during DV dubbing).
i.LINK and
are trademarks.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
L DISPLAY button (29)
TIME/TEXT button (29)
M Coloured multimedia applications &
interactive services control buttons (38)
CHAPTER MARK button (74)
CHAPTER MARK ERASE button (74)
N SYSTEM MENU button (87, 89)
TITLE LIST button (27, 59, 71)
GUIDE (Electronic Programme
Guide) button (38, 49)
O
INFO button (40)
P
Favourite button (42, 43)
Q O RETURN button (54)
R </M/m/,/ENTER button (21)
S PAGE/ALBUM
66)
/
buttons (27,
T OPTIONS button (36)
U ./> (previous/next) buttons (61)
V mc / CM (search/slow/
freeze frame) buttons (61)
W [TIMER] button (46)
A HDD button (25)
DVD button (25)
B [/1 (on/standby) button (21)
C Z (open/close) button (25)
D PROG (programme) +/– buttons (25)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
E Number buttons (49, 65)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
F INPUT SELECT button (58, 84)
G AUDIO button (61)
The AUDIO button has a tactile dot*.
X H (play) button (59)
X (pause) button (61)
x (stop) button (59)
The H button has a tactile dot*.
Y TV/RADIO button (42)
Z z REC button (25)
x REC STOP button (25)
c z SYNCHRO REC button (57)
REC MODE button (25)
wj TV 2 (volume) +/– buttons (18)
wk TV [/1 (on/standby) button (18)
wl TV/DVD button (18)
H SUBTITLE button (61)
e; TV t button (18)
I MENU button (59)
ea TV PROG (programme) +/– buttons (18)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
J
Text button (42)
K TOP MENU button (59)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
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Front panel
A [/1 (on/standby) button (21)
B Front panel display (117)
K HDD button/indicator (25)
DVD button/indicator (25)
C Disc tray (25)
L
D A (open/close) button (25)
M ONE-TOUCH DUB button (86)
E TIMER REC indicator (46)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (57)
N PROGRAM +/– buttons (25)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
F H (play) button (59)
G x (stop) button (59)
H
(remote sensor) (18)
I z REC button (25)
O INPUT SELECT button (57, 84)
P REC MODE button (25)
Q LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
L(MONO) AUDIO R) jacks (23)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
Front panel display
HDD
DVD
Additional Information
J x REC STOP button (25)
DV IN jack (84)
SMARTLINK
DVD
VCD TV
A HDD/DVD indicators
Displays the selected media and the
playing/recording status.
•
•
•
•
B Dubbing direction indicator
C SMARTLINK indicator (14)
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 (25):
“TV” appears in the right most two
digits.
E TV indicator (25)
F Disc type*
G
(angle) indicator (59)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
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Rear panel
A HDMI OUT (high-definition
multimedia interface out) jack (13, 16)
E AC IN terminal (17)
B AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (12)
G LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (13)
C COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) jacks (13)
H LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (13, 16)
D LINE 3 jack (22)
I DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (16)
F LINE 1 – TV jack (13)
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Language Code List
For details, see page 89.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1507
1508
1509
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515
1516
1517
1521
1525
1527
1528
1529
1531
1532
1534
1535
1538
1539
1540
1543
1557
1564
1572
1581
1587
1613
1632
1665
1684
1697
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali;
Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian;
Lettish
1345 Malagasy
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan)Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto;
Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
RhaetoRomance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
SerboCroatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volap k
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
Additional Information
Code Language
1703 Not specified
Area Code
For details, see page 101.
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
2047
2046
2057
2070
2079
2090
2092
2115
2165
2174
2109
2248
2238
2254
2276
2304
2363
2362
2376
2390
2379
2427
2424
2436
2489
2501
2149
2499
2086
2528
2184
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United
Kingdom
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Index
Words in quotations appear
in the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 21, 94
4:3 Letter Box 21, 94
4:3 Pan Scan 21, 94
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 99
A
“A-B Erase” 72
Adjusting
playback picture 62
playback sound 63
recording picture 52
Aerial 12
Album 30, 68
Album number 30
“Album Search” 65
Angle 59
Area code 119
AUDIO 61
“Audio” 89, 97
“Audio ATT” 97
“Audio Connection” 21,
98
Audio cord 16
“Audio DRC” 99
“Audio Settings” 63
“Auto Chapter” 101
“Auto Display” 97
“Auto Title Erase” 47, 56,
100
Auto Tune 91
“AV SYNC” 63
B
“Basic” 89
Batteries 18
“Bilingual” 57, 58
“Bilingual Recording” 100
“BNR” 62
“Brightness” 53, 62
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C
D
CD 10
“Change Angle” 59
“Change Order” 76
Chapter 30, 53, 74
CHAPTER MARK 74
CHAPTER MARK
ERASE 74
Chapter number 30, 74
“Chapter Search” 65
Chasing Playback 64
“Check Overlap” 54, 55
Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings
54
Child Lock 60
Clock 21, 89
“Colour” 53, 62
“Colour System” 97
Colour systems 114
“Combine” 76
“Command Mode” 20,
103
Component Out 21, 95
COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT 14
Connecting
the aerial cable 12
the audio cords 16
the video cords 13
“Contrast” 53, 62
Controlling TVs with the
remote 18
Copy control signals 46
Copy-Free 46
Copy-Never 46
Copy-Once 46
CPRM 9
“Create a Playlist” 75
Creating chapters 74
DATA CD 10
“Digital Out” 98
Digital Services
Digital Text viewing
41
EPG 38
Favourites 42
Index 44
Programme
information 40
Digital Software Upgrade
94
Digital video camera 84
“Dimmer” 103
“Disc Information” 31,
33, 36
Disc Settings 33, 36, 101
Disc space 31, 71
Disc types 8, 70
“Divide” 73
DivX video files 66
Dolby Digital 16, 98
“Downmix” 99
DTS 98
DTV Settings 90
“Dub Mode” 78, 88
Dubbing
“Dub Mode” 78
High-speed Dubbing
78
Original Dubbing 79
Rec Mode
Conversion
Dubbing 80
“DV Audio Input” 85
DV Dubbing 84
One Touch Dubbing
86, 102
Program Edit 87
“DV EDIT” 87
DV IN 84
“DVD” 101
“DVD Menu” 89
“DVD Rec. Picture Size”
53
“DVD Rec. Settings” 100
DVD VIDEO 10
DVD+R 8, 70
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DVD+RW 8, 70
DVD-R 8, 70
DVD-RAM 10
DVD-RW 8, 70
E
Easy Setup 21, 104
Editing 70, 74
DV Edit 84
Enter characters 32
EPG
Viewing a list of
available
channels 38
Viewing programmes
related to a
specific
category 39
“Erase” 71, 75, 88
Erase all titles 72
“Erase Titles” 72
“Extend Rec.” 48
F
“Factory Setup” 104
Favourites
Setting a favourite list
42
Watching or listening
to a favourite
channel 43
“File Search” 65
“Finalise” 35
“Finalise Disc” 102
Finalising 34
“FNR” 62
“Format” 36, 104
“Format DVD-RW” 102
Formatting 36
Freeze Frame 61
Front panel 117
Front panel display 30,
117
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M
GB 37
“Guide Timer Extend” 100
Handling discs 113
“HDD Rec. Picture Size”
53
“HDD Rec. Settings” 100
HDMI
“Audio(HDMI)” 99
“HDMI Resolution”
95
HDMI OUT 13, 16
“HQ Setting” 100
“Hue” 62
Main sound 100
Mains Lead 17
“Make a Playlist” 76
Manual Clock Set 89
Manufacturer Information
93
MENU 59
Menu
DVD’s Menu 59
Top menu 59
“Mix” 85
“MNR” 62
“Move” 75, 88
MP3 audio tracks 66
MPEG 98
I
N
i.LINK 114
Index 44
INPUT SELECT 58, 85
Number buttons 33
H
J
JPEG image files 66
L
Labelling 33
“Language” 89
LINE 2 IN 23
LINE 3 22
“Line Audio Input” 57, 58
“Line1 Output” 96
“Line3 Input” 96
“Line3 Output” 96
O
One Touch Dubbing 86,
102
One Touch EPG 14
One Touch Menu 15, 60
One Touch Play 15, 60
One Touch Timer 14, 48
Original 28, 70
“Others” 103
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Q
S
Page mode 28, 56
Parental Control 60, 101
Parental Lock 90
Parts and controls 116
“Password” 103
Pause Live TV 63
“Pause Mode” 97
“PB Video Equalizer” 62
PBC 59
Picture quality 52, 62
Picture size 52
“Play Beginning” 60, 66
Play mode 30
Playable discs 10
Playback 10, 59
DivX video files 66
fast forward 61
fast reverse 61
freeze frame 61
instant advance 61
instant replay 61
JPEG image files 66
MP3 audio tracks 66
resume play 60
scan audio 59
slow-motion play 61
Playing status bar 30
Playlist 28, 70, 74
“Present Time” 89
“Preview” 75, 88
Program Edit 87
Programme Hide 92
Programme information 40
Programme Sort 92
“Progressive Mode” 96
“Progressive Output” 96
“Protect” 71
“Protect Disc” 34
Protection
disc 34
title 71
Quick guide to disc types 8
Quick Timer 52
S VIDEO 14
“S Video” 21, 96
Satellite receiver 24
Scan Audio 59
“Scart Setting” 96
Scene List 75
“Screen Saver” 97
“Search” 65
Searching
fast reverse/fast
forward 61
locating the beginning
of the title/
chapter/track 61
scan audio 59
Series Recording 50
“Set Thumbnail” 72
“Sharpness” 62
Signal Strength 93
Simultaneous Rec and Play
64
Slow-motion play 61
SMARTLINK 14
Sort 28
“Stereo1” 85
“Stereo2” 85
Sub sound 100
SUBTITLE 61
“Subtitle” 89
Super VIDEO CD 10
Synchro Rec 57
R
Rear panel 118
REC 26
REC STOP 26, 86
“Rec. Mode” 52
“Rec. Mode Adjust” 47,
100
“Rec. NR” 53
“Rec. Settings” 52
“Rec. Video Equalizer” 53
Recordable discs 8
“Recording” 100
Recording 45
picture adjustment 52
recording format 8
recording mode 26,
45
recording time 26, 45
Series Recording 50
while watching
another
programme 26
Recording time 45
Region code 11
“Registration Code” 103
Remaining time 30
Remote 18, 116
Resetting the recorder 104
Resume Play 60
“RGB” 21, 96
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V
Technical Information 93
Thumbnail picture 28
“Time Search” 65
TIME/TEXT 30
TIMER 47
Timer List 55
Timer recording
“Auto Title Erase”
47, 56
check/change/cancel
54
EPG timer setting 49
manual setting 46
“Rec. Mode Adjust”
47
Synchro Rec 57
“Timer Settings” 100
Title 30
TITLE LIST 59
Title List 27, 59
Sort 28
Thumbnail 28
“Title Name” 71
Title number 30
“Title Search” 65
TOP MENU 59
“Track Search” 65
Troubleshooting 105
“TV Direct Rec.” 14, 26,
101
TV Pause 63
TV t 18, 26
“TV Type” 21, 94
TV/DVD 19, 26
“Video” 21, 94, 96
VIDEO CD 10
Video cord 13
Video input 14
Video mode 8
“Video Output” 94
“Video Settings” 62
VR mode 8
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“Unfinalise” 36
Unfinalising 36
Usable discs 8, 10
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Sony Corporation Printed in Hungary
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