Sony RDR-VX420 User manual

Sony RDR-VX420 User manual
2-672-433-11(1)GB
Video Cassette Recorder/
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
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RDR-VX420
PAL
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Precautions
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to rain or
moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing
to qualified personnel only.
The mains lead must only be
changed at a qualified service
shop.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear
exterior.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As
the laser beam used in this DVD
recorder is harmful to eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
DANGER
CAUTION
VORSICHT
ADVARSEL
ADVARSEL
VARNING
VARO!
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
KLASSE 3B SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN GEÖFFNET. DIREKTEN KONTAKT MIT DEM
STRAHL VERMEIDEN.
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING AF KLASSE 3B VED ÅBNING. UNDGÅ DIREKTE UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING I KLASSE 3B NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. UNNGÅ DIREKTE EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT DIREKT EXPONERA DIG
FÖR STRÅLNINGEN.
AVATTUNA LUOKAN 3B NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYÄ. VÄLTÄ SUORAA ALTISTUMISTA SÄTEELLE.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom and Republic of
Ireland
A moulded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied
need to be replaced, same rating fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362,
(i.e., marked with
or
mark)
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
be sure to attach the fuse cover after
you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service
station.
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• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V
AC, 50 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.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation. The
VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured
under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the
product or on its
packaging indicates
that this product shall
not be treated as
household waste.
Instead it shall be
handed over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise
be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve
natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this
product, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
Precautions
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the recorder
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
On power sources
• The recorder is not disconnected
from the AC power source (mains)
as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the recorder
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the
recorder for a long time, be sure to
disconnect the recorder from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord (mains lead), grasp the
plug itself; never pull the cord.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location
with adequate ventilation to
prevent heat build-up in the
recorder.
• 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 and
cause damage to the video head,
tape, and the optical block. Should
this occur, the recorder may not
operate properly. When you first
install the recorder, or when you
move it from a cold to a warm
location, remove the disc and tape
and leave the recorder turned on
for about three hours before
operating 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, discs, and
cassettes away from equipment
with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large
loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
• When you move the recorder, take
out any discs. If you do not, the
disc may be damaged.
On recording
• Contents of the recording cannot
be compensated for if the
recording or playback is not made
due to a malfunction of the
recorder, disc, etc.
• Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is capable
of holding a still video image or
on-screen display image on your
television screen indefinitely. If
you leave the still video image or
on-screen display image displayed
on your TV for an extended period
of time you risk permanent
damage to your television screen.
Plasma display panels and
projection televisions are
especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your recorder,
please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Copyrights
• Television programmes, films,
video tapes, discs, and other
materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such
material may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws.
Also, use of this recorder with
cable television transmission may
require authorization from the
cable television transmitter and/or
programme owner.
• This product incorporates
copyright protection technology
that is protected by U.S. patents
and other intellectual property
rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received
through an external tuner (not
supplied) may contain copy
protection signals (copy guard
function) and as such may not be
recordable, depending on the type of
signal.
,continued
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About this manual
• 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 discs in this manual refer to
discs created on this recorder. The explanations do not
apply to discs that are created on other recorders and
played back on this recorder.
Icon
+RW
Meaning
Functions available for DVD+RWs
-RWVR
Functions available for DVD-RWs
in VR (Video Recording) mode
-RWVideo
Functions available for DVD-RWs
in video mode
+R
Functions available for DVD+Rs
-RVR
Functions available for DVD-Rs in
VR (Video Recording) mode
-RVideo
Functions available for DVD-Rs in
video mode
DVD
Functions available for DVD
VIDEOs
VCD
Functions available for VIDEO
CDs, Super VCDs, or CD-Rs/CDRWs in video CD format or Super
VCD format
CD
Functions available for music CDs
or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format
DATA CD
DATA DVD
Functions available for DATA CDs
(CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs
containing MP3* audio tracks or
JPEG image files
Functions available for DATA
DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/
DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
containing MP3* audio tracks or
JPEG image files
Functions available for VHS
VIDEOs
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* MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format
defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio data.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to Use the On-Screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 3: Connecting to Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Recordable and Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
DVD Operation
DVD Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Playing a Title From the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
DVD Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
DVD Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
DVD Timer Recording (Standard/VIDEO Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
DVD Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Changing the Name of a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Creating a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Formatting/Renaming/Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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VCR Operation
VCR Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Searching Using Various Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Selecting the Sound During Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
VCR Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
VCR Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
VCR Timer Recording (Standard/VIDEO Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Changing or Cancelling VCR Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Dubbing From a VHS Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Dubbing From a DVD to a VHS Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Finalizing a Disc (Preparing a Disc for Playback on Other Equipment) . . . . . . . . . . . 93
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Connecting a Digital Video Camera to the DV IN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Dubbing From a DV Format Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Aerial Reception Setting (Tuner Preset) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Clock Setting (Clock Set) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Recording and VCR Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Language, Parental Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
DVD Audio/Subtitle Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder?
This is a DVD recorder with built-in VHS video deck, and allows recording/playback of DVD discs and
VHS tapes. DVD editing is also possible.
Recording and timer recording
Easy dubbing
Record TV programmes on a DVD or VHS tape,
either manually or using the timer.
Dub in either direction between a DVD disc and
VHS tape with the simple press of a button.
DVD
VIDEO
* Note that copy-protected signals will not be recorded.
Easy selection between DVD and
VCR
Quick access to recorded titles Title List
Simply press the DVD or VIDEO button to select
the media format you want to use.
Display the Title List to view all titles on a disc
and select a title for playback or editing.
Title List (Original)
DVD
1/4
VIDEO
T Prog. 1
16.May.2006
08:00
VIDEO
DVD
8
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
Creating your own programme Playlist
Record a programme on a DVD-RW (VR mode)
or DVD-R (VR mode), then erase, move, or add
scenes as you like without changing the original
contents.
One Touch Dubbing - DV Dubbing
Connect your digital video camera to the DV IN
jack and press the ONE TOUCH DUBBING
button to dub a DV format tape over to a disc.
Control
Original
Dubbing
ONE-TOUCH
DUBBING
Playlist
Operation restrictions
Possible Simultaneous Operations
Current Operation
VCR
Recording
DVD
Playback
DVD
Recording
Playing a VHS tape*1
—
No
No
Yes
Recording on a VHS tape
No
—
Yes
Yes*3
Playing a DVD*2
No
Yes
—
No
Recording on a DVD
Yes
Yes*3
No
—
*1
*2
*3
VCR
Playback
When DVD is pressed, VCR playback stops.
When VIDEO is pressed, DVD playback stops.
Only the same programme can be recorded on a DVD and a VHS tape.
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A
How to Use the On-Screen
Menus
“Title List”
Displays the list of the disc contents,
including the recording information and
movie thumbnail image, which allows you to
select a title to play or edit.
The following three displays are mainly used to
operate this recorder. Once you become familiar
with the basic operations, you will find the
recorder easy to use.
Title List (Original)
1/4
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
T Prog. 1
02.May.2006
08:00
B
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
C
D
Title List (Original)
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
10
Press ENTER :
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
10:10
“Dubbing”
Used to dub from a disc to a VHS tape and
vice versa, and also dub from a DV format
tape to a disc.
System Menu
Title List
“Edit”
Used to create or edit a Playlist (unfinalized
DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)
only).
TOOLS
The System Menu appears when you press
SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of
the recorder’s main functions, such as timer
recording and setup.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
“Timer”
Used to set a new timer recording for a disc or
VHS tape, as well as change or cancel the
timer recordings you set.
E
“Disc Setting”
Used to rename, format, or finalize a disc.
F
“Setup”
Displays the “Setup” display for setting up the
recorder to suit your preferences.
Selectable options
Sub-menu
The sub-menu appears when you select an item
from a list menu (e.g., a title from the Title List
menu), and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
options applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Selectable options on the System Menu differ
depending on the media type, disc condition, and
operating status.
Example: When a disc or a VHS tape is stopped.
Type
+RW
Title List (Original)
-RWVideo
10:10
No. Title
01 Prog. 1
02 Prog. 2
03 Prog. 4
04 Prog. 3
Length
Play 01:29:03 >
00:31:23 >
Title Erase
+R
Chapter01:59:00
Erase >
Protect00:58:56 >
*1
-RVideo
Divide Title
*1
*1
*1
-RVR
A·B Erase
02.May.2006
08:00
*1
Edit
Title Name
T Prog. 1
*1
-RWVR
Example: The Title List menu
1/4
Selectable option
*1
*1
DVD
Options for the selected item
VCD
TOOLS
CD
The TOOLS menu appears when you press
TOOLS. You can search for a title/chapter/track,
check the playing and remaining time, or change
audio and repeat settings. The displayed options
differ depending on the media type.
Press M/m to select an option, press </, to
select the desired item, and press ENTER.
Example: When you press TOOLS while a
DVD-RW (VR mode) is playing.
DATA CD
DATA DVD
*2
*1
*2
Unfinalized disc only
With a disc inserted
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
T
Title 1/4
C
Chapter 1/1
Time 00:00:25
Audio ENG Dolby 5.1ch (1/3)
Repeat Off
Remain 00:01:30
Notes
• The TOOLS menu may not appear during DVD
recording.
• The System Menu does not appear during recording or
dubbing.
• You cannot use the DVD or VIDEO buttons with the
System Menu turned on.
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Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the
settings of the recorder.
Notes
• Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
• See the instructions supplied with the components to be
connected.
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not
have a SCART or video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each
component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord
(phono plug × 3 y phono plug × 3) (1)
• Aerial cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach “Step
5: Connecting the Mains Lead” (page 19).
Hookups and Settings
VCR-DVD recorder
to AERIAL IN
TV
to AERIAL OUT
ONE-TOUCH
DUBBING
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the
recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV, using the supplied aerial
cable.
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Step 3: Connecting to Your TV
Connecting to the LINE 2 OUT jacks
Connect the supplied audio/video cord to the LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks of the recorder.
To enjoy higher quality images, connect an S video cord (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug.
When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.
INPUT
INPUT
TV or projector
AUDIO
S VIDEO
R
(red)
S video cord
(not supplied)
L
(white)
VIDEO
(yellow)
(yellow)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
(white)
to S VIDEO OUT
VCR-DVD recorder
(red)
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R)
: Signal flow
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV screen. To change the picture size, see page 103.
Notes
• Do not connect to the S VIDEO OUT and yellow LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO) jacks at the same time.
• During DVD recording, you cannot watch VHS pictures by pressing VIDEO, as the S VIDEO OUT jack will output
DVD video signals only.
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE 2 IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This will cause
unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers.
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Connecting to the SCART jack
SCART INPUT
TV or projector
Hookups and Settings
Connect to the LINE 1-TV jack using a SCART cord (not supplied). Be sure to make the connections
firmly to avoid hum and noise.
See the operating instructions supplied with the TV to be connected.
When you use this connection, select “Video” or “RGB” for the Line 1 output setting in step 14 of Easy
Setup (page 22).
SCART cord
(not supplied)
VCR-DVD recorder
to i LINE 1-TV
: Signal flow
Note
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 turn the recorder on. If necessary, press t TV/VIDEO on the remote to return the input to the
TV.
,continued
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If your TV has component video input jacks
Connect to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord (not supplied) or three
video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and
high quality images.
When you use this connection, select “On” for the component out setting in step 10 of Easy Setup
(page 22).
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format signals, you must use this connection and then set
“Progressive” to “On” in the “Video” setup (page 104). The PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up when the
recorder outputs progressive signals.
When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
INPUT
TV or projector
Y
PB/CB
(green) (blue)
L
PR/CR
(white)
(red)
AUDIO R
(red)
Audio/video cord (supplied)
Component video cord
(not supplied)
(green)
(blue)
(white)
(red)
(red)
to COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
to LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R)
VCR-DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
Video signal can also be output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack when playing a VHS tape.
Note
During DVD recording, you cannot watch VHS pictures by pressing VIDEO, as the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
will output DVD video signals only.
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Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver)
Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your AV amplifier (receiver).
This will enable you to listen to sound through your AV amplifier (receiver).
When you use this connection, select the type of jack you are using in step 16 of Easy Setup (page 22).
INPUT
Audio cord
(not supplied)
(white)
Hookups and Settings
A
(white)
L
AUDIO
(red)
(red)
R
AV amplifier
(receiver)
to AUDIO OUT L/R
VCR-DVD recorder
to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
(COAXIAL)
to DIGITAL AUDIO
OUT (OPTICAL)
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
[Speakers]
to optical
digital input
or
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
to coaxial
digital input
Rear (L)
[Speakers]
B
Rear (R)
Front (L)
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Centre
Subwoofer
: Signal flow
,continued
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A Connecting to audio L/R jacks
This connection uses a stereo amplifier’s
(receiver’s) two front speakers for sound.
You can enjoy the surround function that creates
virtual speakers from two stereo speakers. Select
from “Surround1,” “Surround2,” or “Surround3”
of the surround effects (page 36).
Surround 1
*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.
z Hints
• For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
• Digital audio signal can also be output when playing a
VHS tape.
Notes
• During DVD recording, you cannot hear VHS sound
by pressing VIDEO, as the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks and AUDIO OUT jacks will output DVD audio
signals only.
• After you have completed the connection, make the
appropriate settings in Easy Setup (page 22). If your
AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder
function, set “Digital Out” – “MPEG” to “MPEG” in
the “Audio” setup (page 105). Otherwise, no sound or
a loud noise will come from your speakers.
• With a coaxial or optical digital connection, you cannot
use the virtual surround effects of this recorder.
• When outputting from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks, you cannot switch the bilingual sounds on a
DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode) by
pressing
(audio).
Surround 2
Surround 3
Virtual speaker
B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
Use this connection if your AV amplifier
(receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG
audio decoder and a digital input jack. You can
enjoy the surround effect of Dolby Digital (5.1ch),
DTS (5.1ch), or MPEG audio (5.1ch).
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Step 6: Preparing the
Remote
Plug the recorder and TV mains leads 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 only after the front panel display lights up
and the recorder enters standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 26), be sure to connect the mains
lead only after all connections are complete.
You can control the recorder using the supplied
remote. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the
markings inside the battery compartment. Be sure
to close the battery cover property. When using
the remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
recorder.
Hookups and Settings
Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead
to mains
Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 25).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on the
front panel) to strong light, such as direct sunlight or
lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
remote.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to
six months.
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
,continued
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Controlling TVs with the remote
2 (volume) +/–
Adjust the volume of
your TV
You can adjust the remote control’s signal to
control your TV.
If you connected the recorder to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can also use the supplied remote to
control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.
PROG +/–
Select the programme
position on your TV
t TV/VIDEO
Switch your TV’s input
source
Number buttons,
-*
Select the programme
position on a Sony TV
Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) with
some or all of the buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
appropriate code number again.
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
"/1
PROG +/–
Number
buttons,
-/--
2 +/–
t TV/VIDEO
(wide mode)
Switch to or from the
wide mode of a Sony
wide-screen TV
* If you use the number buttons to select the TV’s
programme position, press -/-- followed by the number
buttons for two-digit numbers.
To operate the t TV/VIDEO button
(for SCART connections only)
The t TV/VIDEO button switches between the
recorder and the last input source selected on the
TV. Point your remote at the recorder when using
this button. The button works even if the TV/
DVD·VIDEO switch is set to DVD·VIDEO.
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 turn the recorder
on. To watch another source, press the t TV/
VIDEO button to switch the TV’s input source.
“TV” appears in the front panel display.
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.
Manufacturer
20
1
2
3
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
4
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Aiwa
01 (default)
Hold down "/1.
Grundig
11
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
below) using the number buttons.
Hitachi
23, 24, 72
Loewe
06, 45
Release "/1.
Nokia
15, 16, 69, 73
When the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch is set to
TV, the remote performs the following:
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 07, 08, 23, 45, 72
Press
To
Saba
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
"/1
Turn your TV on or off
Samsung
06, 22, 23, 71, 72
Sanyo
25
Code number
Sharp
29
Telefunken
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
Thomson
12, 13, 43, 74, 75
Toshiba
38
LG
06
JVC
33
Controlling the volume of your AV
amplifier (receiver) with the remote
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
"/1
Number
buttons
Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
(receivers)
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
78, 79, 80, 91
Denon
84, 85, 86
Kenwood
92, 93
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
Hookups and Settings
Manufacturer
2 +/–
1
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to
DVD·VIDEO.
2
Hold down "/1, and enter the
manufacturer code (see the table below)
for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
number buttons.
3
Release "/1.
The 2 +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
TV/DVD·VIDEO switch is set to DVD·VIDEO, repeat
the steps above and enter the code number 90 (default).
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3
Step 7: Easy Setup
“Initial setting necessary to operate the DVD
recorder will be made. You can change them
later using setup.” appears.
• If this message does not appear, select “Easy
Setup” in the “Setup” display to run Easy
Setup (page 110).
Follow the steps below to make the minimum
number of basic adjustments for using the
recorder. If you do not complete Easy Setup, it
will appear each time you turn on your recorder.
Settings are made in the following order.
OSD Language Setup
4
m
Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on
your TV screen.
Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the language
used in the on-screen display appears.
Tuner and Channel Setup
No Disc
m
Clock Setup
Easy Setup
Select the screen language.
English
m
Français
Español
TV Type Setup
Deutsch
m
Italiano
Nederlands
Video Connection Setup
m
5
Audio Connection Setup
Select a language, and press ENTER.
The Tuner Preset function automatically
starts.
m
Finished!
No Disc
Easy Setup
Searching for receivable channels.
25%
Scanning... Please wait.
"/1
To set the channels manually, see page 100.
6
M/m/</,,
ENTER
After the download or search is complete,
the Clock function automatically starts.
No Disc
Easy Setup
O RETURN
Searching for clock data.
Please wait.
1
2
Turn on the TV.
Press "/1.
The recorder turns on.
22
If the current date and time is not set, set the
clock manually.
No Disc
Easy Setup
12:00
Set the time and date.
Sun
2006
Hour Min
Auto Adjust
12 : 00
On
Select “On” if you are using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Otherwise, select “Off.”
The setup display for the i LINE 3/
DECODER jack appears.
12 Select whether or not to use the i LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Press M/m to set the day and press ,. Set the
month, year, hour, minutes in the same way.
Set “Auto Adjust” to “On” to activate the
Auto Clock Set function. The recorder adjusts
the clock automatically whenever the recorder
is turned off.
7
Select “Yes” if you will use the i LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Otherwise, select “No.”
13 Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the type of
video signal output from the i LINE 1-TV
jack appears.
Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the picture size
of the connected TV appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
Hookups and Settings
01
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
11 Press ENTER.
Day Month Year
01
10 Select whether or not to use the
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
Select the Line1 Output signal.
10:10
Video
RGB
Select your TV screen type.
16 : 9
4 : 3 Letter Box
4 : 3 Pan Scan
14 Select the type of signal you want to output
from the i LINE 1-TV jack.
8
Select the setting that matches your TV
type.
“4:3 Letter Box”: For standard TVs.
Displays “wide screen” pictures with bands
on the upper and lower sections of the screen.
“4:3 Pan Scan”: For standard TVs.
Automatically displays “wide screen”
pictures on the entire screen and cuts off the
sections that do not fit.
“16:9”: For wide-screen TVs or standard TVs
with a wide screen mode.
For details, see “Video Settings (Video)” on
page 103.
9
Press ENTER.
“Video”: Outputs video signals.
“RGB”: Outputs RGB signals.
Note that if you select “On” in step 10, you
cannot select “RGB.”
15 Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the type of jack
used to connect to your amplifier (receiver)
appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
Is this recorder connected to an amplifier (receiver)?
Select the type of jack you are using.
Yes : LINE2 OUT(R-AUDIO-L)
Yes : DIGITAL OUT
No
The setup display for the component out jacks
appears.
,continued
23
16 Select the type of jack (if any) you are
using to connect to an amplifier (receiver).
If you did not connect an AV amplifier
(receiver), select “No,” then go to step 21.
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using an audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO L/R) or AUDIO OUT L/R jacks,
select “Yes: LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L),”
then go to step 21.
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using either a digital optical or coaxial cord,
select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT.”
21 Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Easy Setup is finished. All connections and
setup operations are complete.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
Easy Setup is finished.
Finish
17 Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the type of
Dolby Digital signal appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio
decoder, set “Digital Out” – “MPEG” to “MPEG” in
the “Audio” setup (page 105).
• If you want to run Easy Setup again, select “Easy
Setup” in the “Setup” display (page 110).
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
Dolby Digital
Note
18 Select the type of Dolby Digital signal you
want to send to your amplifier (receiver).
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby
Digital decoder, select “Dolby Digital.”
Otherwise, select “D-PCM.”
19 Press ENTER.
The setup display for the DTS signal appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
DTS
On
Off
20 Select whether or not you want to send a
DTS signal to your amplifier (receiver),
and press ENTER.
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a DTS
decoder, select “On.” Otherwise, select “Off.”
24
To record TV programmes using the timer, you must set
the clock accurately.
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
3
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
No Disc
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Dubbing
Front Display
: Auto
Command Mode
: DVD 3
Factory Setting
Disc Setting
Setup
4
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
No Disc
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Front Display
Command Mode
Dubbing
O RETURN
COMMAND
MODE switch
The System Menu appears.
Setup
10:10
Title List
Tuner Preset
Timer
Clock Set
5
Select the command mode (“DVD 1,”
“DVD 2,” or “DVD 3”), and press ENTER.
6
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you
selected above.
To return to the previous display
Note
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Edit
DVD 3
Press O RETURN.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
No Disc
: Auto
DVD 1
: DVD1
DVDNo
2
Setup
M/m/</,,
ENTER
2
Factory Setting
10:10
Disc Setting
SYSTEM
MENU
1
10:10
Hookups and Settings
If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
mode number for this recorder and the supplied
remote to one that differs from the other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD 3.
Options
Title List
If the command mode does not match, the recorder’s
command mode appears on the front panel display when
you operate the remote. Set the remote’s command mode
to one that matches the recorder’s.
Video
Audio
Dubbing
Features
Disc Setting
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
25
Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device
When you connect additional equipment to this recorder, be sure to connect the mains lead only after all
connections are complete (page 19).
See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, select an input source (LINE 2 or LINE 3) to match the jack you connected to.
See “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer” on pages 58 and 88. Connect the equipment
to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of the recorder to record using the Synchro Rec function (pages 55 and 85).
Note that this recorder has a copy guard function (pages 49 and 79). Pictures containing copy protection
signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded. You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to this
recorder.
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect another 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 (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug of the
audio/video cord. You can connect a second DVD player and record DVDs.
Other VCR, etc.
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
LINE 2 IN
S VIDEO
L
R
DV IN
to LINE 2 IN
VCR-DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural
sound, connect an audio cord to the LINE 2 IN o
(audio) L (MONO) jack.
26
Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE 2 IN t (video) jack
when using an S video cord.
• Turn on the recorder to view pictures from the
connected equipment.
Connecting to the LINE 3/DECODER jack
Connect another VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack using a SCART cord
(not supplied).
When you turn on the connected equipment, the recorder automatically sends the signal from the
equipment to the TV without turning itself on.
VCR
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to SCART input
VCR-DVD recorder
Hookups and Settings
TV
to i LINE 3/
DECODER
to i LINE1-TV
Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other equipment’s output
jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. Noise (feedback) may result.
• If you pass the recorder signals via a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
VCR-DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the VCR-DVD recorder and your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes,
watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
VCR-DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3/DECODER jack. Disconnect the
recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
When you turn on the tuner, the recorder automatically sends the signal from the tuner to the TV without
turning itself on.
To use the Synchro Rec function, see below.
TV
to SCART input
SCART cord
(not supplied)
Satellite tuner, etc.
VCR-DVD recorder
to i
LINE1-TV
If the satellite tuner can output RGB signals
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the satellite
tuner can output RGB signals, connect the TV
SCART connector on the satellite tuner to the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
When you want to use the Synchro Rec function
This connection is necessary to use the
Synchronized Recording function. See
“Recording From Connected Equipment With a
Timer (Synchro Rec)” (pages 55 and 85).
If you are using a B Sky B tuner, be sure to
connect the tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the LINE
3/DECODER jack.
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to i LINE 3/
DECODER
Notes
• Synchronized Recording does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• The recorder cannot record original RGB signals from
the tuner, but records them in the composite video
format.
Hookups and Settings
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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 (finalizing)
+RW
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalized)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Format in VR mode*2
(page 49)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalization
unnecessary) (page 93)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in Video
mode*2 (page 49)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 93)
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+R compatible
players (finalization necessary)
(page 93)
Disc Type
DVD+RW
Disc
Logo
DVDRW
DVD+R
+R
DVD+R DL
VR
mode
-RVR
Format in VR mode
using the “Disc Setting”
display (page 49)
Playable only on DVD-R VR
mode compatible players
(finalization necessary) (page 93)
Video
mode
-RVideo
Automatically
formatted in Video
mode
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 93)
DVDR
Usable disc versions (as of February 2006)
• 4×-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 2×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.1
with CPRM*1)
• 4×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.2, Ver.1.2
with CPRM)
• 16×-speed or slower DVD+Rs
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• 16×-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0, Ver.2.0
with CPRM, Ver.2.1, Ver.2.1 with CPRM)
• 2.4×-speed DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs*6
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,”
and “DVD-R” logos are trademarks.
Recording Features
Editing Features
Auto
Chapter
(page 51)
Manual
Chapter
(page 64)
Change
Title
Name
(page 65)
Erase
Title/
Chapter
(page 61)
A-B
Erase
(page 63)
Divide
Title
(page 63)
Playlist
(page 66)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No*3
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes*4
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes/No*3
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes/No*5
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes*5
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes/No*5
No
No
No
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
Quick Guide to Disc Types
Rewrite
(page 71)
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
Unused DVD-RWs are automatically formatted
according to the setting of “Format DVD-RW” in
“Features” setup (page 107).
Erasing titles only frees up disc space if you erase the
last title.
Erasing titles or chapters frees up disc space.
Erasing titles or chapters does not free up disc space.
When using DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs, see
the instructions supplied with the disc.
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12 cm/8 cm discs
12 cm
8 cm
Disc Type
Playback
Recording
Playback
Recording
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
VR mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Video mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
VR mode
Yes
Yes
—
—
Video mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
—
—
DVD+RW
DVD-RW
DVD-R
DVD+R
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• 8 cm discs
• DVD-RAMs
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Playable Discs
Disc Type
Disc Logo
Icon Used
In this
Manual
Characteristics
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or
rented
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/
Super VIDEO CD format (with PBC function)
CD
CD
DATA CD
DATA DVD
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format that can be purchased
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs created on a PC or
similar device in music format, or MP3 or JPEG
format that conforms to ISO9660* Level 1/
Level 2
DATA DVD
DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/
DVD-Rs in MP3 or JPEG format conforming to
UDF.
—
8 cm DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs, and DVD-Rs
recorded with a DVD video camera (Still images
recorded with a DVD video camera cannot be
played.)
—
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” logos are trademarks.
* A logical format of files and folders on DATA-CDs,
defined by ISO (International Organization for
Standardization).
z Hint
This recorder plays 12 cm/8 cm DVD-RAMs that contain
DVD Video, MP3, or JPEG files. Only discs without (or
removed from) the cartridge can be played.
Quick Guide to Disc Types
DVD VIDEO
Discs that cannot be played
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are not
recorded in music CD or Video CD format, or do
not contain MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files.
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs that are not recorded in DVD
Video format, or do not contain MP3 audio
tracks or JPEG image files.
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs in VR mode
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(see page 34)
• Cartridge-only type DVD-RAMs and/or DVDRAMs that are not recorded in DVD Video
format, or do not contain MP3 audio tracks or
JPEG image files.
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Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
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.
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 labeled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, a
message will appear on the TV screen to indicate
that the disc is not playable. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
RDR-VX420
NO.
X
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback 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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Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW or DVD-R. To change the DVD-RW’s
format, reformat the disc (page 71). Note that the disc’s
contents will be erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs. Also, you cannot record on
the disc if the disc is not 1x speed compatible.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+R, or DVD-Rs (Video mode) that
contain recordings made on other DVD equipment.
• You may not be able to further record on a DVD+RW
recorded on other equipment. Note that recording on
such discs may cause the recorder to rewrite the DVD
menu.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
DVD Playback
Playing
+RW
DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
CD
+R
-RVideo
-RVR
DATA CD DATA DVD
z Hints
• When playing a DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and
DVD-R, you can select the title from the Title List
menu. See “Playing a Title From the Title List”
(page 40).
• To play DATA CDs or DATA DVDs containing MP3
tracks or JPEG files, see page 43.
• If you inserted a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or CD,
playback starts automatically depending on the disc.
Notes
Z
DVD
Using the DVD’s Menu
+RW
TOP MENU
MENU
-RWVideo
+R
-RVideo
DVD Playback
• To play a disc recorded with other equipment on this
recorder, finalize the disc on the recording equipment
first.
• For simultaneous VHS and DVD operation, see page 9.
DVD
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalized
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.
H
x
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
Playback side facing down
3
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
4
Press H (play).
Playback starts.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
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Playback Options
Z
Number buttons
SUR
MENU
O RETURN
/
.
ZOOM
M/m/</,,
ENTER
>
H
x
X
REPEAT
Button
Operation
Disc
Z (open/close)
Stops playing and opens the disc tray.
All discs
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when
pressed repeatedly.
DVD
(audio)
VCD
DVD : Selects the audio format or language.
VCD : Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
(subtitle)
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
(angle)
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on
the disc, “
” appears in the front panel display.
ZOOM
Zooms into a scene during playback or still mode when
pressed repeatedly.
Magnification changes as follows:
normal t ×2 t ×4 t normal
The zoom function may not work depending on the DVD.
To zoom in a JPEG image, see page 44.
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DVD
DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
DVD
VCD
-RVideo
Operation
Disc
SUR
(surround)
Surround lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using
sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from a stereo
TV or two front speakers (page 18).
Selects one of the effects when pressed repeatedly.
“Off”: No surround effect
“Surround1”: Creates one set of virtual surround speakers.
“Surround2”: Creates two sets of virtual surround
speakers.
“Surround3”: Creates three sets of virtual surround
speakers.
This feature is effective when you use two separate front
speakers.
All discs
/
(replay/advance)
• Replays or briefly fast forwards a scene when pressed
during playback.
• Goes to the previous or next frame when pressed during
pause mode.
+RW
• Goes to the beginning of the current or next title/chapter/
scene/track and starts playback when pressed during
playback.
• Goes to the beginning of the previous title/chapter/scene/
track when . is pressed within three seconds after
starting a title/chapter/scene/track.
All discs
Fast reverses or fast forwards the disc when pressed during
playback.
Search speed changes with each press:
All discs
./>
(previous/next)
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
fast reverse
FR1 T
FR2*2 T T
FR3*3 T T T
(slow)
fast forward
t FF1*1
t t FF2*2
t t t FF3*3
Plays in slow motion when pressed in pause mode.
Playback speed changes with each press:
X (pause)
forward slow motion
t
tt
ttt
Pauses playback.
If you pause playback for more than five minutes, playback
starts automatically.
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
*1FF1
with sound (Scan
Audio) is available for
DVDs with Dolby
Digital soundtracks.
*2FR2 and FF2 are not
available for MP3
tracks.
*3FR3 and FF3 are not
available for CDs and
MP3 tracks.
+RW
+R
reverse slow motion
T
TT
TTT
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
DVD Playback
Button
DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVideo
-RVR
VCD *
* Playback direction
only
All discs
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Button
Operation
Disc
REPEAT
Displays the items to be repeated when pressed.
Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER.
To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off” and press ENTER.
Press O RETURN to turn off the display.
When playing a DVD
“Chapter”: Repeats the current chapter.
“Title”: Repeats the current title on a disc.
“A-B” (Repeat A-B Play): Repeats a specific portion
(page 39).
When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC function off)
“Track”: Repeats the current track.
“Disc”: Repeats all of the tracks.
“A-B (Repeat A-B Play)”: Repeats a specific portion
(page 39).
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
DVD
VCD
CD
-RVideo
*
DATA CD DATA DVD
* With PBC function off
Selects the item to be repeated when pressed repeatedly.
To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off.”
When playing a CD
“Track”: Repeats the current track.
“Disc”: Repeats all of the tracks.
When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 audio)
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
To resume normal playback after playing at various speeds, press H.
z Hints
• You can change playback options, such as subtitle,
audio track, angle, etc., using the TOOLS menu
(page 11).
• During playback or pause mode, the recorder’s m/
M buttons and the remote’s ./> buttons work
the same way (page 37). Hold the buttons down during
playback to fast reverse or fast forward. In pause mode,
you can play in slow motion. Three speeds are
available, depending on the duration of the press.
• See “DVD Audio/Subtitle Language” on page 126 for
the meaning of the language abbreviation.
Notes
• You cannot use the repeat play function with VIDEO
CDs while the PBC function is on (page 39).
• When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
the surround speakers, the surround effects will be
difficult to hear.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
(receiver).
• If you pause playback of a CD, or DATA CD/DATA
DVD containing MP3 audio tracks, playback will not
start until you press H or X.
• Make sure that your listening position is between and
at an equal distance from your speakers, and that the
speakers are located in similar surroundings.
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• Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio
(page 39).
Notes on playing DTS soundtracks on a CD
When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise
will be heard from the analog stereo jacks. To
avoid possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the analog stereo jacks of the recorder are
connected to an amplification system. To enjoy
DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an external
5.1-channel decoder system must be connected to
the digital jack of the recorder.
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS soundtrack
DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS soundtracks, set
“Digital Out” – “DTS” to “On” in the “Audio”
setup (page 105).
Playing quickly with sound (Scan
Audio) (DVDs with Dolby Digital soundtracks
only)
You can play quickly with dialogue or sound
during FF1 fast-forward of a DVD with Dolby
Digital soundtracks. Simply press M during
playback.
Note
Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio.
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC
functions
Repeating a specific portion
(Repeat A-B Play)
+RW
-RWVR *1 -RWVideo
DVD
*2
To cancel PBC Playback
Press MENU to display “Menu: Off.” To use the
PBC functions, press MENU again to display
“Menu: On.”
Resuming playback from the point
where you stopped the disc (Resume
Play)
+RW
DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
During playback, press REPEAT.
4
Continue playing or press m/M to locate
the ending point (point B), and press ENTER.
Repeat A-B Play starts.
Select “A” using M/m.
Press ENTER at the starting point (point A) of
the portion to be played repeatedly.
“A-” appears.
To return to normal playback, press REPEAT to
select “Off” and press ENTER. Press O
RETURN to turn off the display.
*1
*2
DVD-RWs (VR mode) and DVD-Rs (VR mode)
repeat only within a single chapter.
Only with PBC function off
Playing restricted DVDs (Parental
Control)
DVD
If you play a restricted DVD, a message appears
asking whether you want to override the
restriction.
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
2
Enter your four digit password using the
number buttons.
The recorder starts playback.
-RVideo
VCD
Press H again after stopping a disc to resume
playback from the same point.
To start from the beginning, press x twice, and
press H.
-RVR *1 -RVideo
1
2
3
VCD
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using a menu on your
TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions, a 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).
Operations differ depending on the disc. See the
instructions supplied with the disc.
VCD
+R
DVD Playback
z Hint
To turn off the Scan Audio function, set “Scan Audio” to
“Off” in the “Audio” setup (page 106).
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray.
– you play another title.
– you switch the Title List menu to original or
Playlist (DVD-RW (VR mode)/DVD-R (VR
mode) only).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you make a recording.
To register or change the password, see “Parental
(DVD VIDEOs only)” on page 109.
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Locking the recorder (Child Lock)
You can lock all of the buttons on the recorder so
that the settings are not cancelled by mistake.
Playing a Title From the
Title List
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVideo
-RVR
The Title List menu displays the program titles on
the disc.
DVD
With the recorder turned on and stopped, hold
down x on the recorder for more than ten seconds.
The recorder turns off and “CHILD LOCK”
appears in the front panel display. The indicator
remains lit if there is a timer setting. The recorder
will not work except for timer recordings.
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
TITLE LIST
MENU
TOP MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
To unlock the recorder, hold down x on the
recorder until “CHILD LOCK” disappears from
the front panel display. The recorder is unlocked
and turns on.
To stop timer recording while the recorder is
locked, press x twice. The recording stops and the
recorder is unlocked.
Note
The recorder will be unlocked when:
– you stop timer recording by pressing x.
– you insert a tape.
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a disc on the disc tray.
Press TITLE LIST.
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
1
Title List (Original)
1/4
2
10:10
No. Title
Length
4
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
3
T Prog. 1
3
02.May.2006
08:00
A Disc type:
Displays a disc type.
Also displays the title type (original or
Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR mode) and
DVD-Rs (VR mode).
B Movie thumbnail image
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C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name,
recording date, and recording mode.
“ ” indicates a protected title, while
“ ” indicates unprotected.
D Clock
4
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
+RW
DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
VCD
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
VIDEO CD by track or scene. As titles and tracks
are assigned individual numbers on the disc, select
the title or track by entering its number. You can
also search for a scene using the time code.
DVD Playback
Playback starts from the selected title on the
disc.
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
and DVD-Rs (VR mode)
Number
buttons
You can switch the Title List to show original or
Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST repeatedly to select
either “Title List (Original)” or “Playlist.”
For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)” on page 60.
M/m/</,,
ENTER
TOOLS
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
Notes
• The Title List does not appear for DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs (Video mode) that have
been finalized. To view a title, press TOP MENU or
MENU (page 35).
• The Title List may not appear for discs created on other
DVD recorders.
• Letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with “*.”
1
Press TOOLS during playback.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select a search method.
“Title” (for DVDs)
“Chapter” (for DVDs)
“Track” (for VIDEO CDs with PBC function
off)
“Time” (for DVDs/VIDEO CDs): Searches
for a starting point by entering the time code.
3
Press M/m/</, to select the number of
the title, chapter, track, etc., you want, or
press the number buttons to enter the time
code.
For example: “Time”
To find a scene at 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “20520.”
If you make a mistake, wait a moment until
the display returns to the elapsed playing time
display, then select another number.
4
Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
point.
To turn off the display, press TOOLS.
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To erase bookmarks
Note
Depending on the disc, you may not be able to use the
TOOLS menu to search for a title/chapter/track, or enter
the time code for a playback point.
Bookmarking a favourite scene
(Bookmark)
DVD
You can have the recorder store specific portions
of a disc in memory and play them immediately
whenever you want (Bookmark). Up to ten
bookmarks per disc can be set.
CLEAR
M/m/</,,
ENTER
MARKER
SEARCH
During playback, press MARKER at a favourite
scene.
The bookmark is set.
To play from bookmarks
1
During playback, press SEARCH.
Search 01 02 03 04 05 -- -- -- -- -- N:5
2
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Press </, to select a bookmark, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected bookmark.
1
2
During playback, press SEARCH.
3
Press CLEAR.
Press </, to select the bookmark to be
erased.
Note
The bookmark information is cleared when:
– You open the disc tray.
– You cancel Resume Play by pressing x twice
(page 39).
– You turn off the recorder.
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
and JPEG Image Files
Music
DATA CD DATA DVD
Mix
10:10
Press ENTER :
Photo
You can play DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/
CD-RWs)/DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs) that
contain MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files.
Select “Music,” and press ENTER.
The “Music” display appears.
4
Select an album, and press ENTER.
Music
DVD Playback
If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing only MP3 audio tracks, the
“Music” display appears. Go to step 4.
3
DVD
Music menu for this disc.
10:10
Repeat:Off
Surround:Off
Stop 00:00:00
TOP MENU
O RETURN
MP3_001
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Prev Directory
0/9
01-Track1.mp3
02-Track2.mp3
TOOLS
03-Track3.mp3
04-Track4.mp3
./>
05-Track5.mp3
H
x
X
REPEAT
Playing MP3 audio tracks
You can play MP3 audio tracks on DATA CDs or
DATA DVDs.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a DATA CD/DATA DVD on the disc
tray.
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the display for selecting a media type
appears. When you select “Mix,” you can
enjoy a slide show with sound (page 45).
5
Select a track, and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected track.
When a track or album is being played, the
title is shown in a box.
To stop playback
Press x.
To pause playback
Press X.
To restart playback, press H or X.
To play repeatedly
Press REPEAT repeatedly during playback.
“Off”: Does not play repeatedly.
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
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To switch between MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
To display the previous or next image, press
./>.
Press x, and press TOP MENU.
The following menu icons appear in the upper
part of the screen.
: Returns to the “Photo” display.
: Starts the slide show (page 44).
: Rotates the image (page 44).
: Zooms the image (page 44).
Press TOOLS to turn on/off the menu icons.
z Hint
When playback of all the MP3 audio tracks within the
album finishes, the recorder stops.
Playing JPEG image files
You can play JPEG image files on DATA CDs or
DATA DVDs.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a DATA CD/DATA DVD on the disc
tray.
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the display for selecting a media type
appears. When you select “Mix,” you can
enjoy a slide show with sound (page 45).
10:10
Music
To play the slide show
1
Press </, to select “
,” and press
ENTER.
The “Slideshow Speed” menu appears.
“
”: Slow
“
”: Normal
“
”: Fast
2
Press </, to select the desired play speed,
and press ENTER.
The slide show starts from the selected image.
To stop playing, press x.
Press ENTER :
Photo
Music menu for this disc.
Mix
If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing only JPEG image files, the
“Photo” display appears. Go to step 4.
3
Select “Photo,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo” display appears.
4
Press </, to select “
,” and press ENTER.
Each time you press ENTER, the image turns
clockwise by 90°.
To zoom in an image
Press </, to select “
,” and press ENTER.
Each time you press ENTER, the magnification
changes as follows:
2× t 4× t 2× t normal
To return to the previous display
Select a folder, and press ENTER.
Directory information
Photo
To rotate the selected image
10:10
Slideshow
Press O RETURN.
To switch between MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
Press x, and press TOP MENU.
\\abc\defg
z Hint
You can also start the slide show by pressing H in step
5 above.
Page 1 / 2
To display the previous or next page, press
./>.
5
Select an image file, and press ENTER.
The selected image is displayed over the
entire screen.
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Notes
• You cannot use M/m/</, to move the image within
the screen while zooming.
• Slide show can play in only one direction.
• You cannot rotate or zoom during slide show.
” in the rotated image display,
• If you select “
the images in the “Photo” display will not be
rotated.
Enjoying a slide show with sound
When a disc contains both MP3 audio tracks and
JPEG image files, you can enjoy a slide show with
sound.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD containing
both the MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files.
10:10
Music
Press ENTER :
Photo
Mix
3
Music menu for this disc.
Select “Mix,” and press ENTER.
The “Music” display appears.
4
5
Select an album, and press ENTER.
Select a track, and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected track, and
the display asks for confirmation.
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo” display appears.
7
Select the folder you want to view, and
press ENTER.
8
Press H to start the slide show.
The “Slideshow Speed” menu appears.
9
Press </, to select the slide show
speed, and press ENTER.
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies the ISO/IEC MPEG regulations.
JPEG is image compression technology.
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs)
recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) and
JPEG format.
However, this recorder only plays DATA CDs
whose logical format is ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
or Joliet, and DATA DVDs of Universal Disk
Format (UDF).
See the instructions supplied with the disc drives
and the recording software (not supplied) for
details on the recording format.
DVD Playback
The display for selecting a media type
appears.
• To repeat a slide show with sound, first select “No” in
step 6 above and press REPEAT repeatedly (page 43).
Then follow from step 5 again.
Note
The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs
or DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write format.
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the
recorder can play
The recorder can play the following tracks and
files:
– MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) audio tracks.
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension “.MP3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.JPEG” or
“.JPG.”
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
file names, the 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.
The slide show starts with sound.
To stop the slide show
Press x.
z Hints
• When playing JPEG images, you can also use the onscreen menu. For details, see “Playing JPEG image
files” (page 44).
• The slide show is played repeatedly until MP3
playback stops.
,continued
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Notes
• Some DATA CDs or DATA DVDs cannot be played
on this recorder depending on file format.
• Only one session of a multi-session DATA DVD can
be played back.
• Only alphabet and numbers can be used for album or
track names. Anything else is displayed as an asterisk.
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” even if they are not in MP3 format. Playing
such 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 can recognize up to 499 MP3 audio tracks
within a single album. The recorder may not recognize
some discs depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• The recorder can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in the
following sampling frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz.
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
• If you add the extension “.JPG” or “.JPEG” to data not
in JPEG format, a message appears indicating that the
format is not supported.
• Depending on the disc, or the size or total number of
files, playback may take some time to start.
• The recorder can recognize up to 999 JPEG image files
within a single folder. The recorder may not recognize
some discs depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• Progressive and lossless compression JPEG image files
are not supported.
• The image size that the recorder can display is limited
to width 32 - 7680 pixels by height 32 - 8192 pixels.
• JPEG image files that conform to the DCF* image file
format are not supported.
* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards
for digital cameras regulated by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information
+RW
DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
CD
-RVideo
-RVR
+R
DATA CD DATA DVD
You can check disc information, such as playing
time, recording mode, and remaining disc space.
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Press DISPLAY.
The information display appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Disc and tape information/date and time
m
Disc information only
m
No display
Play
Stop
0:05:30
0:30:00
HQ
SP
Rem 00:25
Rem 01:30
Original
Prog.1
Tue 02 May. 2006
10:10
◆ DVD
A Playing status
B Playing time
C Recording mode
D Remaining disc space (in stop mode)
Remaining time of the current title (during
playback*1)
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E Programme position or input source*2
F Date and time
*1
*2
Also appears in stop mode with Resume Play
activated (page 39).
Title type (original or Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode).
Viewing information on the front
panel display
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
DVD Playback
You can view the information on the front panel
display.
Example: When playing a DVD
Playing time of the current title
Current title number and current chapter
number
Clock
Example: When a DVD is stopped
Clock
m
Current title and chapter number
m
Remaining disc space
m
Programme position or input source
Example: When playing a CD
Playing time of the current track
m
Current track number
m
Clock
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Recording mode and recording time
DVD Recording
Before Recording
Recording mode
Before you start recording…
HQ (High quality)
• This recorder can record on various discs types.
Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 30).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 46). For DVD+RWs or
DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by
erasing titles (page 61).
z Hint
To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 93).
Notes
• Timer recordings cannot be made if the recorder is
turned on (page 52). The recorder automatically turns
off after a recording has finished.
• This recorder records at ×1 speed.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programmes to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same
time.
Recording mode
Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has eight different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select “HQ” (high
quality). If recording time is your priority, “SLP”
can be a possible choice.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
I want to record with the
best possible picture
quality, so I’ll select HQ.
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The following table is an approximate guide for
the recording time on a single DVD (4.7 GB).
HSP
R
SP (Standard mode)
Approximate
recording time
(minute)
60
90
120
LSP
r
150
ESP
r
180
LP
r
240
EP
r
SLP (Long duration)
360
480
z Hint
The approximate 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
Note
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or a
programme or video source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
The recorder automatically receives and records
stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
NICAM system.
A DVD-RW (VR mode) and DVD-R (VR mode)
can record both main and sub sounds. Press the
(audio) button to switch between main and
sub when playing the disc.
A DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R,
or DVD-R (Video mode) can record only one
sound track (main or sub) at a time. Select the
sound track using the “Setup” display before
recording starts. Set “DVD Bilingual Rec.” to
“Main” (default) or “Sub” in the “Features” setup
(page 108).
NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “STEREO” and
“NICAM” appear in the front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
“Manual Set” – “Tuner Audio” to “NICAM”
(default) in the “Tuner Preset” setup (page 100). If
the sound is not clear when listening to NICAM
broadcasts, select “Standard.”
Notes
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW or DVD-R.
• You can change the recording format on DVD-RWs by
reformatting (page 71).
• You cannot change the recording format on used DVDRs.
• The recorder records on new DVD-Rs in Video mode
unless you first format the discs in VR mode.
z Hint
You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording
bilingual programmes using the
(audio) button.
This does not affect the recorded sound.
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder. Recording stops when a copy
guard signal is detected.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
Recordable discs
+RW
+R
Copy-Once
DVD Recording
Unrecordable pictures
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR
Ver.1.1 with CPRM*
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*
-RVR
Ver.2.0 with CPRM*
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*
Copy-Never
None
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 30).
Formatting a new disc
New, unformatted discs are automatically
formatted when first inserted in the recorder.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, you can select a
recording format (VR mode or Video mode)
according to your needs (page 30).
• Unused DVD-RWs are automatically formatted
according to the setting of “Format DVD-RW”
in “Features” setup (page 107).
• Unused DVD-Rs are automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format in VR mode, change the
recording format using the “Disc Setting”
display (page 71).
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DVD Recording Without the
Timer
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
5
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
-RVideo
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
SLP
EP
LP
ESP
Z
DVD
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
VIDEO
PROG +/–
INPUT
SELECT
DISPLAY
6
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording continues until you stop the
recording or the disc is full.
To stop recording
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
H
x
X
z REC
REC MODE
To pause recording
Press X.
To restart recording, press X again.
To watch a VHS tape while recording
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
Recording side facing down
3
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused discs are automatically formatted. For
the DVD-RW/DVD-R’s recording format
(VR mode or Video mode), see “Formatting a
new disc” on page 49.
4
50
Press PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT
repeatedly to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR, insert a tape,
then press H.
z Hints
• To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 93).
• To select a programme position, you can use the
number buttons. Enter the programme position
number, and press ENTER.
• You can select a video source from the LINE jacks
using the INPUT SELECT button.
• You can turn off the TV during recording. If you are
using a satellite or digital tuner, make sure to leave it
on.
Notes
• Recording may not start immediately after z REC is
pressed.
• You cannot change the recording mode during
recording or recording pause.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
• You cannot change the programme position or input
source during recording.
Recording using the Quick Timer
(One-touch Timer Recording)
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
You can check the recording information such as
recording time or disc type.
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press DISPLAY during recording.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
The information display appears.
Press the button repeatedly to change the display
(page 46).
Each press increases the time by 30 minutes,
up to eight hours*.
0:30
1:00
7:30
8:00
(Normal
recording)
Record
0:00:03
HQ
* 12 hours 30 minutes for DVD+R DL (Double Layer)
discs.
Rem 00:59
Prog. 1
A Disc type
B Recording status
DVD Recording
“c” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining
recording time appears in the front panel
display.
When the counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder
stops recording and turns off.
C Recording time
D Recording mode
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.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
E Remaining disc space
F Programme position or input source
z Hint
You can view the information also in the front panel
display. Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the
display. Note that TIME/TEXT does not work during
One-touch Timer Recording.
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder will automatically divide a recording
(a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at
5 or 15-minute intervals during recording. Select
the interval, “5 min” (default) or “15 min” in
“DVD Auto Chapter” of “Features” setup
(page 107).
If you do not want to divide titles, select “Off.”
z Hint
You can create chapters manually when playing
DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (VR mode), or DVD-Rs (VR
mode) (page 64).
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2
DVD Timer Recording
(Standard/VIDEO Plus+)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
-RVideo
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programmes
together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up
to one month in advance.
Note that the maximum continuous recording time
for a single title is 12 hours. Contents beyond this
time will not be recorded.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and VIDEO Plus+ method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• VIDEO Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number
designated for each TV programme (page 54).
Recording side facing down
3
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused discs are automatically formatted. For
the DVD-RW/DVD-R’s recording format
(VR mode or Video mode), see “Formatting a
new disc” on page 49.
4
Press TIMER.
Note
Timer – Standard
The recorder must be in standby mode for the timer
recording to be made.
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
Z
DVD
Date
Start
End
01
DVD
04/15
09:00
10:00
Source Mode PDC Edit
PR 1
02Media
DVD
04/30
Date
09:15
Start
09:45
Stop
PR
2
SPModeOff
Prog.
PDC
03
--DVD
--/-Today
--:-10 : 10
--:-10 : 15
-------Prog. 1
SP
Off
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/-- Plus+
--:-VIDEO
--:--
----
---
---
SP
Off
• If the Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+)
menu appears, press < to switch the
display to “Standard.”
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x
1
No Rec To
No.01
)/1
5
SYSTEM
MENU
10:10
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
A “Media”: Select “DVD.”
B “Date”: Sets the date using M.
To record the same programme every day
or the same day every week, press m.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Sun~Sat (Sunday to Saturday)
y Mon~Sat (Monday to Saturday) y
Mon~Fri (Monday to Friday) y Sun
(every Sunday) y Mon (every Monday)
y … y Sat (every Saturday) y
1 month later y … y Today
C “Start”: Sets the start time.
D “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
E “Prog.”: Selects the programme
position or input source.
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F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 48).
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
(page 53), select “AUTO.”
G “PDC”: Sets the PDC function. See
“About the PDC function” (page 53).
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
6
8:00
9:00
10:00
9:00
10:00
Programme 2
will be cut off
7:00
8:00
Programme 1
Press ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 57) appears.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 57).
Programme 2
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
See “Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 57.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a recordable disc is
inserted and that there is enough disc space for
the recording.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
If the programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority. If
the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the programme that starts later will be cut.
will be cut off
To change or cancel timer recording
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
DVD Recording
7
8
7:00
Programme 1
If the remaining disc space is not enough for the
current recording, the recorder automatically
adjusts the recording mode. Select “AUTO” for
“Mode” when setting the timer.
About the PDC function
PDC signals are transmitted with TV programmes
in some broadcast systems. These signals ensure
that timer recordings are made regardless of any
broadcast delays, early starts, or broadcast
interruptions.
◆To use the PDC function
Set “PDC” to “On” in step 5 above.
The recorder starts scanning the channel before
the timer recording starts.
z Hints
• You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List menu (page 40).
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer-Standard.”
,continued
53
Notes
• 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 55).
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC function.
Recording TV programmes using the
VIDEO Plus+ system
The VIDEO Plus+ system is a feature that
simplifies setting the timer. Just enter the
PlusCode number listed in the TV programme
guide. The date, time, and programme position of
that programme are set automatically.
Check that the channels are correctly set in the
“Tuner Preset” setup (page 100).
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Press TIMER.
Timer – VIDEO Plus+
10:10
Title List
Set VIDEO Plus+ code number.[0~9]
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Standard
Setup
• If the Timer programming (Standard) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“VIDEO Plus+.”
4
Press the number buttons to enter the
PlusCode number.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
5
Press ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme
position, recording mode, PDC setting
(page 53), etc. appear.
Timer – Standard
No Rec To
No.01
01
)/1
DVD
Number
buttons
10:10
Date
Start
End
Source Mode PDC Edit
DVD
04/15
09:00
10:00
PR 1
02Media
DVD
04/30
Date
09:15
Start
09:45
Stop
PR
2
SPModeOff
PDC
Prog.
03
--DVD
--/-15/04
--:-09 : 00
--:-10 : 00
-------Prog. 1
SP
Off
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/-- Plus+
--:-VIDEO
--:--
----
---
---
SP
Off
CLEAR
SYSTEM MENU
TIMER
• If you want to change the setting, press </
, to select the item and press M/m to
change the setting.
M/m/</,,
ENTER
6
The Timer List menu (page 57) appears.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 57).
x
7
8
54
Select “DVD” for “Media” and press
ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a recordable disc is
inserted and that there is enough disc space for
the recording.
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
+RW
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If the timer settings overlap
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can set the recorder to automatically record
programmes from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE 3/DECODER jack on
the rear of the recorder (page 28).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 57.
DVD
z Hints
• You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List menu.
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer - VIDEO Plus+.”
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
Notes
• 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 55).
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC function.
DVD Recording
See page 53.
-RWVR -RWVideo
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Select the line input audio.
Set “Line Audio Input” to “Stereo” or
“Bilingual” in the “Audio” setup (page 106).
,continued
55
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
Synchro-Rec programme, the programme that
starts first has priority. The recorder starts
recording the second programme about ten
seconds after the first programme has finished. If
the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the programme that starts later will be cut.
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
SLP
EP
LP
ESP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
5
6
7
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
7:00
Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
ENTER.
9 Select “to DVD,” and press ENTER.
10 Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
11 Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time you want to record, and turn it
off.
12 Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
Synchro-Rec.
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
To cancel Synchro Rec function
Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you press SYNCHRO REC during SynchroRec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
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9:00
10:00
Programme 2
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
will be cut off
The “Features” setup appears.
8
8:00
Programme 1
Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the programme may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• During Synchro-Rec standby, the Auto Clock Set
function does not work (page 102).
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
Changing or Cancelling DVD
Timer Settings (Timer List)
4
Select the timer setting you want to change
or cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Timer List
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVR
+R
-RVideo
You can change or cancel timer settings using the
Timer List menu.
5
No. Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
DVD
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode PDC Edit
SP
Edit
Off
02
DVD
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
Delete
Off
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
Timer – Standard
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Press SYSTEM MENU.
10:10
No Media
No.01
Date
Start
Stop
01
DVD
04/15
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
02Media
DVD
04/30
Date
09:15
Start
09:45
Stop
Prog.
2
SPModeOff
Prog.
PDC
03
--DVD
--/-15/04
--:-09 : 00
--:-10 : 00
-------Prog. 1
SP
Off
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/-- Plus+
--:-VIDEO
--:--
----
---
---
DVD Recording
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Edit”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. Press ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
1
10:10
Mode PDC Edit
SP
Off
The System Menu appears.
2
3
“Delete”: Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER when asked
for confirmation.
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Select “Timer List,” and press ENTER.
Timer List
10:10
No. Media
Date
Start
Stop
Prog.
01
DVD
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
SP
02
DVD
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
Timer List
Mode PDC Edit
10:10
No Media
Date
Start
Stop
Off
01
DVD
04/15
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
SP
Off
Off
02
DVD
04/30
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
Off
---
--
03
---
--/--
----
---
---
----
---
--
04
---
--/--
----
---
---
----
---
--
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
----
---
--
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
If there are more than six timer settings, press
m to display the next page.
Mode PDC Edit
Do you want to erase ‘No.01’?
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
Cancel
OK
6
Prog.
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the Timer
List.
If any settings remain, turn off the recorder to
return it to recording standby.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
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Notes
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see
page 53.
• You cannot change the timer settings for a recording
currently underway.
• The Timer List displays both the DVD recorder and
VCR timer settings.
Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting
Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 26.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the
equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).
To record from a digital video camera connected
to the DV IN jack, see page 95.
DVD
INPUT
SELECT
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme position
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LINE1
LINE2
DV
LINE3
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
SLP
EP
LP
ESP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
5
Select the line input audio.
Set “Line Audio Input” to “Stereo” or
“Bilingual” in the “Audio” setup (page 106).
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
7
Press z REC on this recorder and the
pause or play button on the connected
equipment at the same time.
DVD Recording
6
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x on this recorder.
Notes
• A video game image may not be recorded clearly.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
• During recording or recording pause, you cannot
change the recording mode.
• You cannot change the programme position or input
source during recording.
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“Playlist”). Since each is different in nature and
offers different merits, read the following and
select the one that better suits your needs.
DVD Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
type and select the option available for your disc
(page 30).
Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
• You cannot edit recordings on DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+R, or DVD-Rs (Video mode) recorded
on other DVD equipment.
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
(Video mode)
+RW
-RWVideo
+R
-RVideo
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
undo any edits you make. The edit functions
available for Video mode titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 61).
– Setting protection against erasure (DVD+RWs
only) (page 61).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
(DVD+RWs only) (page 63).
– Dividing a title (DVD+RWs only) (page 63).
To edit original titles
Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
create and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 61).
– Erasing a chapter (page 62).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 61).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 63).
– Dividing a title (page 63).
To create and edit Playlist titles
A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles created from
the original title for editing purposes. When you
create a Playlist, only the control information
necessary for playback, such as the playback
order, is stored on the disc. Since the original titles
are left unaltered, Playlist titles can be re-edited.
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a soccer tournament on a DVD-RW
(VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
to keep the original recording.
Notes
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit or record on
the disc (except for DVD+RWs).
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)/
DVD-Rs (VR mode)
-RWVR
-RVR
You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
have two options for a DVD-RW (VR mode) and
DVD-R (VR mode): editing either the original
recording (called the “original”), or the playback
information created from the original (called a
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In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title. See “Editing a
Playlist” on page 67.
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 61).
– Erasing a chapter (page 62).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 63).
– Editing a Playlist scene (page 67).
– Dividing a title (page 63).
– Combining titles (page 68).
z Hint
You can switch the Title List to show original or Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST repeatedly.
Editing a Title
+RW
Notes
• You cannot protect Playlist titles.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot create or edit
Playlist titles on the disc.
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode) without
changing the original recordings, create a Playlist
title (page 66).
DVD
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
DVD Editing
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
O RETURN
./>
H
x
X
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
Title List (Original)
1/4
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
T Prog. 1
02.May.2006
08:00
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
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4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can select from the following:
“Title Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
“OK” when asked for confirmation.
“Chapter Erase”*1: Allows you to select a
chapter in the title and erase it (see below).
“Protect”*2: Protects the title. Select “On”
when the Protection display appears. “ ”
appears for the protected title. To cancel the
protection, select “Off.” “ ” changes to
“ .”
“Title Name”: Allows you to rename the title
(page 65).
“A-B Erase”*2: Erases a section of the title
(page 63).
“Divide Title”*2: Divides a title into two
(page 63).
Erasing a chapter (Chapter Erase)
-RWVR
-RVR
You can select a chapter within a title and erase it.
Note that erasing chapters from original titles
cannot be undone.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Chapter Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display for erasing chapters appears.
Chapter Erase (Original)
*1
DVD-RWs (VR mode) and DVD-Rs (VR mode)
only
*2 DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (VR mode), and DVDRs (VR mode) only
10:10
Chapter 01/03
Title No.01
Check
Erase
01
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
Add
Copy
About freeing up disc space
Erasing titles, chapters, or scenes:
– frees up disc space on a DVD-RW (VR mode).
– frees up disc space on a DVD+RW/DVD-RW
(Video mode) only when you erase the last title
or chapter.
– cannot free up disc space on a DVD+R/DVD+R
DL/DVD-R.
z Hint
You can also rename a disc (page 71).
Notes
• When editing a DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, finish all editing before finalizing the disc.
You cannot edit a finalized disc.
• You cannot erase protected titles or erase chapters from
a protected title.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
4
Select the chapter you want to erase, and
press ENTER.
“Check” is selected. To preview the chapter,
press ENTER. When playback finishes or
when you press O RETURN, the display
returns to “Chapter Erase (Original).”
5
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected chapter is erased from the title.
To erase other chapters, repeat from step 4.
z Hint
You can also erase chapters from a Playlist title
(page 67).
Note
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that Playlist
is also erased.
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Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
+RW
-RWVR
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “A-B Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting point A and B appears.
“Start” is selected.
A-B Erase
Start 00:00:00
End
End 00:00:00
Finish
Erase
00:00:07
Title No.01
02.May.2006 08:00
Press ENTER at the start point of the
section to be erased (point A).
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
A-B Erase
10:10
Title No.01
Start
Start 00:00:10
Dividing a title into two (Divide Title)
Title No.01
02.May.2006 08:00
-RWVR
-RVR
You can divide a title into two. Note that dividing
original titles cannot be undone.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW(VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Divide Title,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears.
“Point” is selected.
End
Divide Title (Original)
Erase
00:00:10
T
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.
• The start and end points of a title may be different from
what you have set.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
+RW
Start
4
z Hints
• 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.
• You can also erase a section of a Playlist title (page 67).
10:10
Title No.01
T
The scene is erased.
To continue, repeat from step 4. To finish,
select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
End 00:00:00
10:10
Title No.01
Finish
Point
Start 00:00:00
5
Press ENTER at the end point of the section
(point B).
“Erase” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat from step 4 or 5.
6
DVD Editing
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
-RVR
You can select a section (scene) within a title and
erase it. Note that erasing scenes from original
titles cannot be undone.
1
7
Divide
00:00:07
T
Title No.01
02.May.2006 08:00
End 00:00:00
Press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
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4
Press ENTER at the point where you want to
divide the title.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“Divide” is selected.
Divide Title (Original)
10:10
Creating chapters manually
+RW
-RWVR
-RVR
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback.
Title No.01
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
CHAPTER
MARK
Point
Start 00:00:00
Divide
00:00:10
T
Title No.01
02.May.2006 08:00
5
End 00:00:10
Press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To reset the dividing point, select “No” and
press ENTER, then repeat from step 4.
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The display asks whether to rename the title.
To use the same name as before, select “No”
and press ENTER to finish.
7
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
8
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
want to divide the title into chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking...”
appears on the screen and the scenes before and
after the mark become separate chapters.
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Changing the Name
of a Title” (page 65) to complete
renaming.
VR
Marking...
The divided title appears in the Title List with
the new name.
z Hint
You can also divide a Playlist title (page 67).
To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
During playback, press CHAPTER MARK
ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
Notes
• If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter
marks can be added, you may not be able to record or
edit.
• You cannot add or erase chapter marks on protected
titles or discs.
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Changing the Name of a
Title
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVR
5
The selected character appears in the input
row.
You can only enter characters and symbols
that are displayed.
-RVideo
You can enter a title name of up to 32 characters.
Since the displayed number of characters is
limited, their appearance in menus such as Title
List may be different. When the display for
entering characters appears, follow the steps
below.
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
6
O RETURN
1
2
Repeat step 5 to enter the remaining
characters.
To return to the Title List without renaming
the title, press O RETURN.
7
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or
DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List
(Original),” if necessary.
3
DVD Editing
• To change the cursor position, select the
input row using M, and press </,.
• To erase a character, select either of the
following setting buttons and press ENTER.
“Backspace”: Erases the character to the left
of the cursor.
“Delete”: Erases the character at the cursor
position.
“Clear”: Erases all the characters in the input
row.
• To insert a space, move the cursor to the
desired position, select “Space,” and press
ENTER.
• To insert a character, move the cursor to the
desired position, select the character and
press ENTER.
DVD
TITLE LIST
Select the character you want to enter
using M/m/</, and press ENTER.
z Hint
You can also rename a disc (page 71). Follow steps 5 to
7 above when the “Disc Name” display appears.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Title Name,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
Cursor
Input row
Title Name
10:10
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B
F
G H
C D
E
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b
c
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1
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3
4
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Backspace
Setting buttons
Space
Delete
Clear
Finish
Character palette
65
3
Creating a Playlist
-RWVR
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Edit
-RVR
Playlist titles allow you to edit without changing
the original recordings (see “Edit options for
DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode)” on
page 60). You can create a Playlist title by
combining up to 99 sections (scenes) from original
titles.
Create Playlist
Timer
Edit Playlist
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
4
Notes
10:10
Title List
Select “Create Playlist,” and press ENTER.
The display for creating a Playlist appears.
“Start” is selected.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot create Playlist
titles on the disc.
Create Playlist
10:10
Scene No.01
Start
End
Start 00:00:00
DVD
Make
00:00:07
T
Playlist No.01
End 00:00:00
--.---.---- --:--
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
SYSTEM
MENU
5
Finish
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
./>
Create Playlist
H
10:10
Scene No.01
x
Start
X
Start 00:00:10
End
End 00:00:00
Finish
Make
00:00:10
T
Playlist No.01
--.---.---- --:--
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
Title List
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
66
Press ENTER :
6
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Make” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 5 or 6.
10:10
7
Press ENTER.
The selected section is captured as a scene. To
continue, repeat from step 5.
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
8
When you finish capturing scenes, select
“Finish” and press ENTER.
Playing a Playlist title
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
3
Select a Playlist title, and press ENTER.
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Playlist” Title List.
Editing a Playlist
-RWVR
-RVR
You can edit Playlist titles or scenes within them,
without changing the actual recordings.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
DVD
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the start and end points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
./>
H
DVD Editing
Notes
• The picture may pause when an edited scene is played.
• The start and end points in a title may be different from
what you have set.
x
X
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
10:10
Title List
Press ENTER :
Timer
Edit
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
3
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Edit
10:10
Title List
Create Playlist
Timer
Edit Playlist
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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67
4
Select “Edit Playlist,” and press ENTER.
“Modify”: Allows you to change the start and
end point of a scene (page 69).
“Move”: Allows you to change scene order
(page 70).
“Add”: Allows you to add other scenes before
a selected scene (page 70).
“Copy”: Allows you to copy a scene
(page 71).
The “Playlist” Title List appears.
Playlist
10:10
1/2
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
02 Prog. 2
00:00:51 >
T Prog. 1
02.May.2006
03:25
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
5
6
Select a Playlist title, and press ENTER.
To turn off the display
The sub-menu appears.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Select from the following options. For details,
see the pages in parentheses.
“Title Erase”: Erases the title. Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation.
“Chapter Erase”: Allows you to select
chapters in the Playlist title to erase (page 63).
“Title Name”: Allows you to rename the title
(page 65).
“A-B Erase”: Allows you to select sections in
the title to erase (page 63).
“Edit Scene”: Allows you to re-edit scenes in
the Playlist title. Go to step 7.
“Divide Title”: Divides the title in two at a
desired point (page 63).
“Combine Titles”: Allows you to combine
two titles into one (page 68).
7
Select “Edit Scene,” and press ENTER.
The display for editing scenes appears.
Edit Scene
10:10
Scene No.01/03
01
00:00:34
z Hint
The Resume Play function will work for scene playback.
Note
Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit Playlist titles
on the disc.
Combining two titles into one
(Combine Titles)
-RWVR
-RVR
You can select a Playlist title and combine it with
another Playlist title.
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 67) to select a Playlist title.
The sub-menu appears.
2
Select “Combine Titles,” and press
ENTER.
The next title below is also selected.
Playlist No.01
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Check
Playlist
Erase
1/4
Length
Edit
Modify
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
Move
02 Prog. 3
00:00:51 >
Add
03 Prog. 2
01:59:00 >
Copy
04 Prog. 4
00:58:56 >
T Prog. 1
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03:25
“Check”: Allows you to preview a scene.
Starts playback of the selected scene when
you press ENTER. The display returns to the
“Edit Scene” display when the playback
finishes or when you press O RETURN.
“Erase”: Erases a scene (page 69).
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10:10
No. Title
3
Select a Playlist title to be combined.
Playlist
1/4
1
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
02 Prog. 3
00:00:51 >
03 Prog. 2
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 4
00:58:56 >
T Prog. 2
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 67).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
Select the scene you want to modify, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Modify,” and press ENTER.
“Start” is selected.
02.May.2006
11:30
Modify
10:10
Scene No.01
4
Press ENTER.
Start
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
7
Change
00:00:07
T
Playlist No.01
End 00:00:00
02.May.2006 03:25
4
Cancel
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Changing the Name
of a Title” (page 65) to complete
renaming.
Modify
The two Playlist titles become one Playlist
title with the new name.
10:10
Scene No.01
Start
Erasing a scene (Erase)
End
Start 00:00:10
-RWVR
-RVR
Change
00:00:10
T
You can erase a selected scene.
1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 67).
Select the scene you want to erase, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected scene is erased.
To erase other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Modifying a scene (Modify)
-RWVR
Playlist No.01
02.May.2006 03:25
5
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
DVD Editing
The display asks whether to rename the title.
To use the same name as before, select “No”
and press ENTER to finish.
6
End
Start 00:00:00
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
End 00:00:00
Cancel
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Change” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 4 or 5.
6
Press ENTER.
The display returns to the “Edit Scene”
display.
The re-selected section is captured as a scene.
To modify other scenes, repeat from step 2.
To cancel modifying
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
-RVR
Note
You can change the start and end point of the
selected scene.
The start and end point of a scene may be different from
what you have set.
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3
Moving a scene (Move)
-RWVR
Select “Add,” and press ENTER.
“Start” is selected.
-RVR
Add
10:10
Scene No.01
You can change the scene order within the Playlist
title.
1
Start
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 67).
3
Select the scene you want to move, and
press ENTER.
Edit Scene
4
Add
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
10:10
Playlist No.01
Add
10:10
Scene No.01
Erase
00:00:34
Cancel
Press ENTER at the start point.
Check
01
End 00:00:00
Playlist No.01
02.May.2006 03:25
Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
Scene No.02/03
End
00:00:07
T
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
Start 00:00:00
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Start
Move
Add
End
Start 00:00:10
Copy
Add
00:00:10
T
Playlist No.01
02.May.2006 03:25
4
Select a new location using </,, and
press ENTER.
5
Edit Scene
10:10
Playlist No.01
Check
Erase
01
00:00:34
02
00:04:20
03
00:00:10
Modify
Move
Add
Copy
Cancel
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Add” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 4 or 5.
The selected scene moves to the new location.
To move other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Scene No.03/03
End 00:00:00
6
Press ENTER.
The display returns to the “Edit Scene”
display.
The selected section is added before the scene
selected in step 2.
To add other scenes, repeat from step 2.
To cancel adding
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
Adding a scene (Add)
Note
-RWVR
-RVR
You can add a scene before the selected scene.
1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 67).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
Select the location where you want to add,
and press ENTER.
A new scene will be added before the selected
scene.
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The start and end point of a scene may be different from
what you have set.
Copying a scene (Copy)
Formatting/Renaming/
Protecting a Disc
-RVR
-RWVR
You can copy and add a selected scene.
1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 67).
The “Edit Scene” display appears.
2
Select the scene you want to copy, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “Copy,” and press ENTER.
Edit Scene
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVideo
-RVR
The “Disc Setting” display allows you to check the
disc information or change the disc name.
Depending on the disc type, you can also format or
set protection.
DVD
10:10
Playlist No.01
Scene No.02/03
Check
Erase
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
SYSTEM
MENU
Add
Copy
4
Select a location to copy to using </,
and press ENTER.
The scene is copied to the selected location.
To copy other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Edit Scene
10:10
Scene No.01/04
Erase
00:00:10
O RETURN
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
3
Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER.
Playlist No.01
Check
01
M/m/</,,
ENTER
02
00:00:34
03
00:00:10
DVD Editing
01
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The “Disc Setting” display appears.
Modify
Move
Disc Setting
Add
Copy
04
10:10
Title List
Disc Name
Timer
Disc Protect
: Not Protected
Disc Format
: VR Mode
Disc Finalize
: Unfinalized
:
00:04:20
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Disc Information
Erase All Titles
Setup
4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
A “Disc Name”: Allows you to rename a
disc. For details on how to enter
characters, see page 65.
B “Disc Protect” (DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode) only):
Protects all titles on the disc when
“Protected” is selected. To cancel the
protection, select “Not Protected.”
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C “Disc Format” (DVD+RWs/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs only): Erases all
contents of the disc, including protected
titles, and makes a blank disc (except
DVD-Rs).
For DVD-RWs, select a recording
format (“VR Mode” or “Video Mode”)
according to your needs.
To format unused DVD-Rs in VR
mode, select “VR Mode” and then
“OK.”
D “Disc Finalize”: Finalizes a disc. See
page 93 for details.
E “Disc Information”: Displays the
following information.
• Disc name
• Disc type (and recording format for a
DVD-RW (VR mode)/DVD-R (VR
mode))
• Total number of titles
• Protect setting
• The oldest and most recent recording
date
• The total available recording time in
each recording mode.
Disc Information
10:10
Disc Name
Disc 1
Media
DVD-RW
Title No.
Original 6 / Playlist 1
Protected
Not Protected
Format
Date
5.04.2006 - 30.04.2006
Remainder
HQ : 0H 57M
LSP : 2H 23M
EP : 5H 46M
HSP : 1H 26M
ESP : 2H 52M
SLP : 7H 40M
VR Mode
SP : 1H 55M
LP : 3H 50M
4.4/4.7GB
F “Erase All Titles” (DVD+RWs/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) only):
Erases all titles on the disc (except
protected titles). Select “OK” when
asked for confirmation.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs
(VR mode), Playlists created with
protected titles are also erased.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
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z Hints
• You can set protection for individual titles (page 61).
• By reformatting, you can change the recording format
on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that have been finalized.
Notes
• You can label a disc using up to 32 characters;
however, the name may not display on other DVD
equipment.
• You cannot label an unused DVD-R (Video mode)
disc. Label the disc after you first record on it.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW or DVD-R.
• You cannot change the recording format on used DVDRs.
• The recorder records on new DVD-Rs in Video mode
unless you first format the discs in VR mode (page 49).
To turn off the power while rewinding (Rewind
Shut Off)
VCR Playback
Press "/1 while the tape is rewinding. The power
will turn off but the tape will keep rewinding until
it reaches the end.
Playing
To use the time counter
Z
"/1
VIDEO
TRACKING +/–
Press CLEAR at the point where you want to find
later. The counter in the front panel display resets
to “0:00:00.”
To search for the 0:00:00 point automatically, see
page 76.
To display the counter on the TV screen, press
DISPLAY.
CLEAR
Notes
DISPLAY
1
2
x
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape.
Playback starts automatically if you insert a
tape with its safety tab removed.
3
VCR Playback
H
• During playback, the VCR automatically detects the
recording system and the recording mode, SP
(Standard Play) or LP (Long Play), from the tape. EP
(Extended Play) mode recordings made on other
equipment will play, but picture quality is not
guaranteed.
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” whenever a tape is
reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion
with no recording.
• When playback does not start even if you insert a tape
with its safety tab removed, set “VCR Function” –
“Auto Play” to “On” in the “Features” setup
(page 107).
• If you switch to the VCR while playing a disc, DVD
playback stops.
• If you play back a tape in LP or EP mode with the
NTSC system, the sound becomes monaural.
• For simultaneous VHS and DVD operation, see page 9.
Press H (play).
The front panel display shows the playing
time.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind
automatically.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To eject the tape
Press Z (eject).
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Adjusting the picture (tracking)
You can manually adjust tracking if the recording
quality is too poor to be remedied by the VCR’s
automatic tracking (a tracking meter appears
during the automatic tracking).
Press TRACKING +/–.
The tracking meter appears.
Press TRACKING +/– repeatedly until the
distortion disappears.
Tracking
Tracking meter
To resume automatic tracking
Press TRACKING + and TRACKING – on the
recorder at the same time for more than ten
seconds. Or, eject the tape and reinsert it.
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Playback Options
/
.
>
H
X
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
Operation
• Fast reverses or fast forwards when pressed during stop mode.
When you hold down during fast reverse or fast forward, you can view the picture.
• Plays at high speed when briefly pressed during playback.
When you hold down the button during playback, the high-speed play continues until
you release the button.
VCR Playback
Button
Plays in slow motion when pressed in pause mode.
(slow)
(advance)
• Advances one frame for each press in pause mode.
• Fast forwards the current scene for 30 seconds when pressed during playback.*1
(replay)
Replays the previous scene when pressed during playback.*2
./>
(previous/next)
Press during playback. Playback speed changes with each press:
–×7 y –×5 y –×3 y PAUSE y SLOW y PLAY y ×2 y ×3 y ×5 y
×7
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
If you pause playback for more than five minutes, playback starts automatically.
*1
Can be pressed up to four times to forward about
two minutes.
*2
For 10 seconds in SP or LP mode/for 15 seconds in
EP mode.
Notes
• The sound is muted during playback at various speeds.
• The picture may show noise during high-speed reverse
play.
To resume normal playback, press H.
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Searching Using Various
Functions
The VCR automatically marks the tape with an
index signal at the point where each recording
begins.
You can easily find a specific point using various
search functions.
Go to Zero
0:00:00
“End Search”: Searches for the beginning of a
blank space. If no blank space is found, the
tape will reach the end.
Note
End search
During DVD recording, you cannot use VCR search
functions.
VIDEO
CLEAR
0:00:13
“Forward Intro Scan”/“Reverse Intro Scan”:
Searches for an index mark and plays back for
about five seconds at that point.
Press H (play) to view that programme. If
you do not press H, the VCR automatically
searches for the next index mark, or until it
reaches the end of the tape.
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Scan and play
–0:00:01
TOOLS
H
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Press TOOLS.
Select a search method from the TOOLS
menu, and press ENTER.
Go to Zero
End Search
Forward Intro Scan
Reverse Intro Scan
Move
ENTER Enter
“Go to Zero”: Searches for the 0:00:00 point
on the tape counter.
To reset the counter to 0:00:00, press CLEAR.
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Notes
• The VCR may not recognize the end of a blank space
depending on its length.
• No index signal is marked if you pause a recording and
then keep recording the same programme. To mark an
index, press x or change the programme position once
during recording pause.
Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information
You can check playback information, such as
elapsed or remaining time, recording mode, etc.,
on the TV screen.
Viewing information on the front
panel display
You can view the information on the front panel
display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the status.
Example: When playing a tape
Elapsed time
Remaining tape length
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Press DISPLAY during playback.
The information display appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Tape and disc information/Date and time
m
Example: When a tape is in stop mode
VCR Playback
Clock
Clock
m
Elapsed time
m
Remaining tape length
m
Tape information only
Programme position or input source
m
No display
Stop
Play
0:05:30
0:30:00
HQ
SP
Rem 00:25
Rem 01:30
Prog. 1
Prog. 1
Tue 02 May. 2006
10:10
A Playing status
B Time counter (elapsed time)
C Recording mode
D Remaining tape length
E Programme position or input source
F Date and time
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How sound is recorded on a video tape
Selecting the Sound During
Playback
The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks.
Hi-fi audio is recorded onto the main track along
with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded onto
the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Normal audio track
Monaural sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound
(left/right channels)
Notes
Press
(audio) repeatedly during
playback.
To listen to
On-screen
display
Front panel
display
Stereo
Hi-Fi
STEREO
Left channel
Left
STEREO
Right channel
Right
STEREO
Left and right
channels
mixed
Mix
STEREO
Monaural
sound on the
normal audio
track
Mono
STEREO*
* No indicator appears on the front panel display when
you play a tape without Hi-fi recording.
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• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the A/V
connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound
is heard in monaural regardless of the
(audio)
setting.
Notes
• Tapes recorded in LP (×2) mode by this VCR cannot be
played back on VHS video decks with SP mode only.
• Noise may appear in the image when tapes recorded in
LP mode by this VCR are played back on other VHS
video decks with LP mode.
VCR Recording
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• This VCR records in VHS format.
• Check that the tape is longer than the recording
time (page 77).
Notes
• Timer recordings cannot be made if the recorder is
turned on (page 81). The recorder automatically turns
off after a recording has finished.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programs to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same time.
• This recorder has the copy guard function. Programmes
that contain a Copy-Never copy guard signal cannot be
correctly recorded on the VCR.
To save a recording
The recorder automatically receives and records
stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
NICAM system.
You can switch between main and sub sounds
while playing a tape (page 78).
NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “STEREO” and
“NICAM” appear in the front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
“Manual Set” – “Tuner Audio” to “NICAM”
(default) in the “Tuner Preset” setup (page 100). If
the sound is not clear when listening to NICAM
broadcasts, select “Standard.”
z Hint
You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording
bilingual programmes using the
(audio) button.
This does not affect the recorded sound.
VCR Recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety
tab as illustrated. To record on the tape again,
cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
Safety tab
Recording mode
“LP” (Long Play) or “SP” (Standard Play) is
available for recording mode (tape speed). “LP”
provides recording time twice as long as “SP.”
However, “SP” produces better picture and audio
quality.
Maximum recording time
Tape Length
SP
LP
E180
3 hrs
6 hrs
E240
4 hrs
8 hrs
E260
4 hrs 20 mins
8 hrs 40 mins
E300
5 hrs
10 hrs
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To stop recording
VCR Recording Without the
Timer
Press x.
To pause recording
Press X.
To restart recording, press X again.
If you pause recording for more than five minutes,
recording stops automatically.
To watch a DVD while recording
DVD
VIDEO
PROG +/–
INPUT
SELECT
DISPLAY
H
x
X
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder, insert a
disc, and press H.
z Hints
• To select a programme position, you can use the
number buttons. Enter the programme position
number, and press ENTER.
• You can select a video source from the LINE jack using
the INPUT SELECT button.
• Tape information displayed on the TV screen will not
be recorded on the tape.
• You can turn off the TV during recording. If you are
using a satellite or digital tuner, make sure to leave it
on.
Notes
• You cannot change the recording mode, programme
position, or input source while recording.
• If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the tape
is ejected when you press z REC.
Recording using the Quick Timer
(One-touch Timer Recording)
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
3
4
Press PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT
repeatedly to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “LP.”
For details about the recording mode, see
page 79.
5
Press z REC.
“REC” appears in the front panel display, and
recording starts.
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1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute up
to six hours.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
(Normal
recording)
“c” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining
recording time appears in the front panel
display.
When the counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder
stops recording and turns off.
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.
VCR Timer Recording
(Standard/VIDEO Plus+)
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Checking the remaining tape length
You can check the recording information, such as
remaining tape length or recording mode, etc.
Press DISPLAY while recording.
The information display appears.
Press the button repeatedly to change the display
(page 77).
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programmes
together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up
to one month in advance.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and VIDEO Plus+ method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• VIDEO Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number
designated for each TV programme (page 83).
Note
Record
The recorder must be in standby mode for the timer
recording to be made.
0:30:00
SP
Rem 01:30
Prog. 1
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
)/1
B Time counter
VIDEO
C Recording mode
VCR Recording
A Recording status
D Remaining tape length
E Current programme position
To check the remaining tape length, set “VCR
Function” – “Tape Length” in the “Features” setup
correctly (page 107).
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
z Hint
You can view the information also in the front panel
display. Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the
display. Note that TIME/TEXT does not work during
One-touch Timer Recording.
x
Notes
• The remaining tape length may not be indicated
accurately for short tapes such as E-20 or E-30, or tapes
recorded in EP mode.
• After DISPLAY is pressed, it may take one minute for
the remaining tape length to appear.
1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
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3
7
Press TIMER.
Timer – Standard
No Rec To
No.01
01
10:10
Date
Start
End
Source Mode PDC Edit
DVD
04/15
09:00
10:00
PR 1
02Media
DVD
04/30
Date
09:15
Start
09:45
Stop
PR
2
SPModeOff
Prog.
PDC
03
--VCR
--/-Today
--:-10 : 10
--:-10 : 15
-------Prog. 1
SP
Off
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/-- Plus+
--:-VIDEO
--:--
----
---
---
SP
Off
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a tape with its safety tab in
place is inserted.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
• If the Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+)
menu appears, press < to switch the
display to “Standard.”
4
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
A “Media”: Select “VCR.”
B “Date”: Sets the date using M.
To record the same programme every day
or the same day every week, press m.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Sun~Sat (Sunday to Saturday)
y Mon~Sat (Monday to Saturday) y
Mon~Fri (Monday to Friday) y Sun
(every Sunday) y Mon (every Monday)
y … y Sat (every Saturday) y
1 month later y … y Today
If timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished. If the programmes
start at the same time, the programme listed first in
the menu has priority. If the end time of one
setting and the start time of another timer setting is
the same, the beginning of the programme that
starts later will be cut.
7:00
7:00
Programme 1
E “Prog.”: Selects the programme
position or input source.
Programme 2
8:00
9:00
10:00
will be cut off
F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode;
“SP” or “LP.” To use the Rec Mode
Adjust function (page 82), select
“AUTO.”
To change or cancel timer recording
G “PDC”: Sets the PDC function. See
“About the PDC function” (page 83).
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
Press ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 86) appears.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 86).
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10:00
will be cut off
D “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
6
9:00
Programme 2
C “Start”: Sets the start time.
5
8:00
Programme 1
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
See “Changing or Cancelling VCR Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 86.
If the remaining tape length is too short for the
current recording, the VCR automatically changes
the recording mode from SP to LP.
When setting the timer, select “AUTO” in
“Mode,” and check that the “Tape Length” setting
is correct for the inserted tape (“VCR Function” “Tape Length” in the “Features” setup
(page 107)).
Note that some noise will appear on the image
when the recording mode is changed. If you want
to keep the recording mode, select “SP” or “LP”
for “Mode.”
About the PDC function
PDC signals are transmitted with TV programmes
in some broadcast systems. These signals ensure
that timer recordings are made regardless of any
broadcast delays, early starts, or broadcast
interruptions.
◆To use the PDC function
Set “PDC” to “On” in step 4 above.
The recorder starts scanning the channel before
the timer recording starts.
Recording TV programmes using the
VIDEO Plus+ system
The VIDEO Plus+ system is a feature that
simplifies setting the timer. Just enter the
PlusCode number listed in the TV programme
guide. The date, time, and programme position of
that programme are set automatically.
Check that the channels are correctly set in the
“Tuner Preset” setup (page 100).
z Hints
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer-Standard.”
)/1
VIDEO
Number
buttons
CLEAR
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
VCR Recording
Notes
• 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 85).
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC function.
x
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press TIMER.
Timer – VIDEO Plus+
10:10
Title List
Timer
Set VIDEO Plus+ code number.[0~9]
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Standard
Setup
• If the Timer programming (Standard) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“VIDEO Plus+.”
4
Press the number buttons to enter the
PlusCode number.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
,continued
83
5
Press ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme
position, recording mode, PDC setting
(page 83), etc. appear.
Timer – Standard
10:10
Mode PDC Edit
No Media
No.01
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
04/15
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
02Media
VCR
04/30
Date
09:15
Start
09:45
Stop
Prog.
2
SPModeOff
PDC
Prog.
03
--VCR
--/-15/04
--:-09 : 00
--:-10 : 00
-------Prog. 1
SP
Off
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/-- Plus+
--:-VIDEO
--:--
----
---
---
Prog.
SP
Off
• If you want to change the setting, press </
, to select the item and press M/m to
change the setting.
To re-enter the PlusCode number, press
CLEAR.
6
Select “VCR” for “Media,” and press
ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 86) appears.
If timer settings overlap, the message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 86).
7
8
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a tape with its safety tab in
place is inserted.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
If timer settings overlap
See page 82.
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Cancelling VCR Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 86.
84
z Hints
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer - VIDEO Plus+.”
Notes
• 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.
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
8 Select “to VIDEO,” and press ENTER.
9 Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
10 Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
11 Press SYNCHRO REC.
You can set the recorder to automatically record
programmes from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE 3/DECODER jack on
the rear of the recorder (page 28).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
Synchro-Rec.
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
VIDEO
To cancel Synchro Rec function
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
4
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
5
6
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Rec and
another timer recording overlap
VCR Recording
Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you press SYNCHRO REC during SynchroRec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
Synchro-Rec programme, the programme that
starts first has priority. The recorder starts
recording the second programme about ten
seconds after the first programme has finished. If
the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the programme that starts later will be cut.
7:00
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Programme 1
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “LP.”
Programme 2
8:00
9:00
10:00
will be cut off
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears.
7
Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
ENTER.
,continued
85
Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the programme may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• During Synchro-Rec standby, the Auto Clock Set
function (page 102) does not work.
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
Changing or Cancelling VCR
Timer Settings (Timer List)
You can change or cancel timer settings using the
Timer List menu.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Select “Timer List,” and press ENTER.
Timer List
10:10
No. Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode PDC Edit
SP
Off
02
VCR
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
Off
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
If there are more than six timer settings, press
m to display the next page.
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4
Select the timer setting you want to change
or cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Timer List
5
10:10
No. Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode PDC Edit
SP
Edit
Off
02
VCR
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
Delete
Off
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
--
Notes
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see
page 82.
• You cannot change the timer settings for a recording
currently underway.
• The Timer List displays both the DVD recorder and
VCR timer settings.
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Edit”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. Press ENTER.
Timer – Standard
10:10
No Media
No.01
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
04/15
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode PDC Edit
02Media
VCR
04/30
Date
09:15
Start
09:45
Stop
Prog.
2
SPModeOff
Prog.
PDC
03
--VCR
--/-15/04
--:-09 : 00
--:-10 : 00
-------Prog. 1
SP
Off
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/-- Plus+
--:-VIDEO
--:--
----
---
---
SP
Off
Timer List
10:10
No Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
04/15
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
SP
Off
02
VCR
04/30
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
Off
03
---
--/--
Prog.
Mode PDC Edit
----
---
---
04
---
--/--
----
---
---
Do you want to erase ‘No.01’?
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
Cancel
OK
6
VCR Recording
“Delete”: Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER when asked
for confirmation.
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
---
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the Timer
List.
If any settings remain, turn off the recorder to
return it to recording standby.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
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Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting
Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 26.
VIDEO
INPUT
SELECT
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme
position
LINE1
LINE2
LINE3
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4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “LP.”
5
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
6
Press z REC on this recorder and the
pause or play button on the connected
equipment at the same time.
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x on this recorder.
Notes
• A video game image may not be recorded clearly.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• During recording or recording pause, you cannot
change the recording mode.
• You cannot change the recording mode, programme
position, or input source while recording.
1
To select the recording mode, press REC
MODE repeatedly (see page 48).
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
Dubbing From a VHS Tape to
a DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Press DVD and insert a recordable disc.
-RVR
2
3
4
-RVideo
You can easily record (dub) a VHS tape to a disc.
Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings
on the VCR.
◆How titles and chapters are created
The recorder takes each recording on the VHS tape
and automatically divides them into titles as they
are dubbed to a disc. These titles are then further
divided into chapters at either 5 or 15-minute
intervals, according to the “DVD Auto Chapter”
setting in the “Features” setup (page 107).
Insert a source VHS tape.
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Start playing the VHS tape, and then press
x (stop) or X (pause) at the point where
you want to start dubbing.
To select VCR sound, press
during playback (see page 78).
5
(audio)
Press T VIDEO on the recorder.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
To play discs recorded with this recorder on
other DVD equipment
VIDEO
DVD
Finalize the disc (see page 93).
SYSTEM
MENU
1
2
After step 4 above, press SYSTEM MENU.
3
Select “Simple Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Select “Dubbing” from the System Menu, and
press ENTER.
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Dubbing
Simple Dubbing
VIDEO --> DVD
Timer
Program Dubbing
DVD
H
Edit
X
x
10:10
Title List
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
To dub using the on-screen menu
--> VIDEO
DV Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
REC MODE
TVIDEO
4
Select “VIDEO t DVD,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
z Hints
• A black (no signal) screen at the end of the dubbed disc
is not a malfunction. This screen is recorded if a time
discrepancy exists between the disc and tape when the
recording is stopped.
• When dubbing a VHS tape to a DVD, the VHS tape
counter value may differ slightly from the DVD
recording time.
• VCR playback sound is output during dubbing.
,continued
89
Notes
• Dubbing cannot be made when:
– using a non-recordable DVD.
– using VHS software with copy guard functions.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the VHS tape reaches the end and stops.
– the VHS video deck or the DVD deck is stopped.
– the disc remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from VHS tapes and other
copyrighted material are solely for individual
enjoyment, and other unauthorized use is prohibited
under copyright law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
Dubbing From a DVD to a
VHS Tape
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
You can record (dub) a DVD title to a VHS tape.
Note that when you record copy-protected
software to a tape, picture may appear disrupted
when you play back the tape.
You can also select titles or scenes and dub them
all at once. See “Dubbing selected titles and scenes
(Programme Dubbing)” on page 91.
Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings
on the DVD recorder.
DVD
VIDEO
SYSTEM
MENU
TOP MENU
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
./>
H
x
X
REC MODE
DVDt
1
Press VIDEO and insert a VHS tape with its
safety tab in place.
To select the recording mode, SP or LP, press
REC MODE repeatedly.
90
2
3
4
Insert a source disc.
5
Start playing the DVD, and then press x
(stop) or X (pause) at the point where you
want to start dubbing.
Notes
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TOP MENU or TITLE LIST to select a
title.
To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle,
press
(audio) or
(subtitle) during
playback (see page 36).
6
Press DVD t on the recorder.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
To dub using the on-screen menu
• Dubbing cannot be made when “Progressive” is set to
“On” in the “Video” setup (page 104).
• Dubbing stops when:
– the DVD is played back to the end and stops.
– the DVD deck or the VHS video deck is stopped.
– the tape remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from discs and other copyrighted
material are solely for individual enjoyment, and
other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright
law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
Dubbing selected titles and scenes
(Programme Dubbing)
You can select titles or scenes from a DVD, and
dub the contents to a VHS tape all at once.
1
After step 5 above, press SYSTEM MENU.
Press VIDEO and insert a VHS tape with its
safety tab in place.
Select “Dubbing” from the System Menu, and
press ENTER.
To select the recording mode, SP or LP, press
REC MODE repeatedly.
3
Select “Simple Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Title List
Simple Dubbing
VIDEO --> DVD
Timer
Program Dubbing
DVD
Edit
--> VIDEO
DV Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
4
5
2
Select “DVD t VIDEO,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
If the disc’s menu appears when DVD
playback finishes, press x to stop dubbing.
Otherwise the disc’s menu is recorded until
the tape reaches its end.
Press DVD and insert a source disc.
To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle,
press
(audio) or
(subtitle) during
playback (see page 36).
10:10
3
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Title List
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
Edit
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
1
2
10:10
DV Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
z Hints
• The brightness of the playback picture may differ from
normal DVD playback picture.
• The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the
VHS tape counter value.
• The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the
dubbed sound.
,continued
91
5
Select “Program Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
Program Dubbing
10:10
Title List
Create Dubbing List
Timer
Program Dubbing List
9
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
Scene Dubbing
10:10
Scene No.01
Edit
Start
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Make
00:00:10
T
Dubbing List No.01
Select “Create Dubbing List,” and press
ENTER.
If you have performed Programme Dubbing
before, the display asks for confirmation. To
continue, select “Yes” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
10 Press ENTER at the end point.
“Make” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat from step 9 or 10.
11 Press ENTER.
Create Dubbing List
1/2
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
02 Prog. 2
00:00:51 >
To continue, repeat from step 9.
12 Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
The Program Dubbing List appears with the
selected scene.
T Prog. 1
Program Dubbing List
02.May.2006
08:00
No. Title
01 Prog. 1
7
Select “Scene Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting a scene appears.
“Start” is selected.
Scene Dubbing
10:10
Scene No.01
Start
Start 00:00:00
Edit
00:05:04 >
Dubbing List No.01
--.---.---- --:--
End 00:00:00
Erase
T Prog. 1
02.May.2006
03:25
Check
Dubbing
13 Select an option and press ENTER, if
necessary.
“Addition”: Adds other titles or scenes.
Repeat from step 7.
“Erase”: Cancels the selected title or scene.
When asked for confirmation, select “OK”
and press ENTER.
“Check”: Plays back the selected title or
scene. When playback finishes or when you
press O RETURN, the display returns to
“Program Dubbing List.”
End
Make
00:00:07
T
Finish
To cancel dubbing, press O RETURN.
14 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
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10:10
Length
Addition
Select the title you want to dub, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
To dub the entire title, select “Title Dubbing”
and press ENTER. The Program Dubbing List
appears with the selected title. Go to step 13.
To select a scene to dub, go to step 8.
8
Finish
End 00:00:00
--.---.---- --:--
6
End
Start 00:00:10
To stop dubbing
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
z Hints
• The brightness of the playback video may differ from
that during normal DVD playback.
• The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the
VHS tape counter value.
• The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the
dubbed sound.
Notes
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
Finalizing is necessary in order to play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video
mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode), a DVD
menu will be automatically created, which can be
displayed on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
Differences between the disc types
+RW
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. If you want
to record on it again, reformat the disc
(page 71). Note however, that
reformatting a disc erases all its
contents.
-RWVR
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing a
disc on VR format compatible equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment is
VR format compatible, you may need to
finalize the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. After finalizing,
you cannot edit or record on the disc. If
you want to edit or record on it again,
unfinalize or reformat the disc (page 71).
Note however, that reformatting a disc
erases all its contents.
-RWVideo
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to edit or
record on it again, unfinalize or reformat
the disc (page 71). Note however, that
reformatting a disc erases all its
contents.
-RVR
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
The finalized discs can be played on
other VR mode compatible players.
After finalizing, you cannot further edit
or record on the disc.
+R
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot further edit
or record on the disc.
-RVideo
,continued
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
• Dubbing cannot be made when “Progressive” is set to
“On” in the “Video” setup.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the DVD is played back to the end and stops.
– the DVD deck or the VHS video deck is stopped.
– the tape remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from discs and other copyrighted
material are solely for individual enjoyment, and
other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright
law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
• Once you eject the disc, the Program Dubbing List is
erased.
Finalizing a Disc (Preparing
a Disc for Playback on
Other Equipment)
93
6
Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display for confirmation appears again.
DVD
Disc will be finalized.
Do you want to continue ?
OK
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
7
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU.
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
To unfinalize a DVD-RW
Insert a disc.
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW that has
been finalized, unfinalize the disc by selecting
“Unfinalize” in step 6 above.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Setting” display appears.
Disc Setting
10:10
Title List
Disc Name
Timer
Disc Protect
: Not Protected
Disc Format
: VR Mode
Disc Finalize
: Unfinalized
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
:
Disc Information
Erase All Titles
Setup
5
Select “Disc Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Do you want to finalize this disc ?
Finalize
94
Unfinalize
z Hints
• You can check whether the disc has been finalized or
not. If you cannot select “Finalize” in step 6 above, the
disc has already been finalized.
• To check the disc information, select “Disc
Information” in the “Disc Setting” display and press
ENTER. See page 71 for details.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, the recording,
or the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize a disc if it was
recorded on another recorder.
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD)
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 2 IN jacks,
see “Recording From Connected Equipment
Without a Timer” on page 58.
To record from the DV IN jack
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
record digital signals.
Follow the instructions in “Connecting a Digital
Video Camera to the DV IN Jack” and then move
on to the section on dubbing.
For more information about i.LINK, see “About
i.LINK” on page 119.
Connecting a Digital Video
Camera to the DV IN Jack
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a DV
format tape.
Operation is straightforward because the DVD
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.
Hookups
VCR-DVD recorder
DV IN
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode). Note that erasing
unwanted scenes does not free up disc space for DVD-Rs
(VR mode).
to DV IN
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
to DV output
Digital video camera
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD)
Notes
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE 2 IN jacks
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 MICROMV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
: Signal flow
95
Dubbing From a DV Format
Tape to a DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
2
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
-RVideo
You can record a DV format tape onto a disc. The
recorder controls the digital video camera. You
can fast forward, rewind, play in slow motion, and
stop the tape to select the scenes using the onscreen menu.
To simply dub the entire contents of a DV format
tape (One Touch Dubbing), see page 98.
◆How titles and chapters are created
The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
and the title is then divided into chapters at either
5 or 15-minute intervals, according to the “DVD
Auto Chapter” setting in the “Features” setup
(page 107).
Z
DVD
Recording side facing down
3
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused discs are automatically formatted. For
the DVD-RW/DVD-R’s recording format
(VR mode or Video mode), see “Formatting a
new disc” on page 49.
4
5
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“DV.”
6
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
INPUT
SELECT
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Insert the source DV format tape into your
digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
video camera must be set to video playback
mode.
PROG +/–
SYSTEM
MENU
Press Z to close the disc tray.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
7
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
O RETURN
8
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
The “Setup” display appears.
9
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
Audio
REC MODE
Digital Out
: On
Timer
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
DV Audio Input
: Stereo 1
Line Audio Input
: Stereo
Edit
1
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
96
10:10
Title List
10 Select “DV Audio Input,” and press ENTER.
Audio
10:10
If “DV” or “DV Camera Mode” is displayed
instead of “DV Tape Mode,” check that the
digital video camera is correctly connected
and its power turned on, and that its mode is
set for dubbing.
Title List
Digital Out
: On
Timer
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
DV Audio Input
: Stereo
1 1
Stereo
and stop or pause playback.
Line Audio Input
: Stereo
Stereo 2
Press </, to select m, x, X, y, H, or
M on the TV screen and press ENTER to
find the point, and stop or pause with x or X.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
16 Find the dubbing start point on the tape,
Mix
Setup
“Stereo 1”: Records original sound only.
Normally select this when dubbing a DV
format tape.
“Stereo 2”: Records additional audio only.
“Mix”: Records original and additional
sounds.
Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added
a second audio channel when recording with
your digital video camera.
For the details, see page 106.
11 Select an option, and press ENTER.
12 Press O RETURN twice.
13 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
10:10
Dubbing
Disc Setting
14 Select “DV Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
DV Dubbing
Title List
DV Simple Dubbing
Timer
DV One Touch Dubbing
Dubbing starts.
To stop recording
Select x on the TV screen, and press ENTER.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To turn off the display for DV dubbing
Press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/–.
z Hint
If “DV Camera Mode” appears on the TV screen, you can
use z on the TV screen to record the camera image
directly on the recorder.
Notes
DV Dubbing
Edit
press ENTER.
10:10
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
15 Select “DV Simple Dubbing,” and press
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 93).
• You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot record the date, time, or contents of a DV
format tape onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV format tape with a soundtrack
that is recorded in multiple sampling frequencies
(48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound, or an
unnatural sound will be output when playing back the
sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily affected if
the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
is nothing recorded on the tape.
• Noise may occur when you switch the audio sampling
mode (48 kHz/16 bits t 32 kHz/12 bits).
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD)
Title List
17 Press , to select z on the TV screen, and
ENTER.
The following display appears.
DV Tape Mode
,continued
97
Dubbing an entire DV format tape to
a DVD (One Touch Dubbing)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can record the entire contents of a DV format
tape onto a disc with a single press of the ONE
TOUCH DUBBING button. The recorder controls
the digital video camera for the whole process, and
completes the recording.
1
Follow steps 1 to 11 of “Dubbing From a DV
Format Tape to a DVD” (page 96), and
press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the
display.
2
Press ONE TOUCH DUBBING.
The recorder rewinds the tape in the digital
video camera and then starts recording the
tape contents from the beginning.
When playback of the tape stops, One Touch
Dubbing ends automatically.
To stop recording
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
ONE-TOUCH DUBBING
z Hint
You can also perform One Touch Dubbing using the
System Menu. Select “Dubbing,” and select “DV One
Touch Dubbing.” Follow the instructions appearing on
the TV screen.
x
ONE TOUCH
DUBBING
98
2
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Setup
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Setup Displays
10:10
Title List
Tuner Preset
Timer
Clock Set
Video
Edit
Audio
Dubbing
By using the setup displays, you can make various
adjustments to items such as picture and sound, as
well as select a language for the subtitles.
The setup displays are used in the following way.
3
Note
Playback settings stored on the disc take priority over the
setup display settings, and not all of the functions
described may work.
Features
Disc Setting
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
Select “Tuner Preset,” “Clock Set,”
“Video,” “Audio,” “Features,” “Options,”
or “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
The selected setup display appears.
Example: “Video” setup
Video
10:10
Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Letter Box
Timer
Picture Control
: Standard
Line 1 Output
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
4
Select the item you want to set up, and
press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: “TV Type”
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
Edit
Dubbing
Press ENTER :
10:10
TV Type
: 4:316:9
Letter Box
Timer
Picture Control
4:3 Letter Box
: Standard
Line 1 Output
4:3 Pan Scan
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
10:10
Edit
Title List
Timer
Video
Title List
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
Setup
Settings and Adjustments
1
Disc Setting
Setup
,continued
99
Some items display a dialogue box that
requires additional settings.
Example: When “Parental” in “Options”
setup is selected.
Create the password
10:10
The “Tuner Preset” setup allows you to make
tuner settings for the recorder.
Select “Tuner Preset” in the “Setup” display.
Title List
Timer
Aerial Reception Setting
(Tuner Preset)
Create the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Tuner Preset
Title List
Auto Preset
Setup
Timer
Manual Set
Channel List
Edit
5
10:10
Disc Setting
Dubbing
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Disc Setting
The currently selected option is displayed
next to the setup item.
Example: When “16:9” is set.
Video
Title List
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Setup
10:10
TV Type
: 16:9
Picture Control
: Standard
Line 1 Output
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
Disc Setting
Setup
Note
You cannot preset channels for a connected satellite or
digital tuner.
Auto Preset
Automatically presets the receivable channels.
All receivable channels are preset in numerical
sequence.
Select “Auto Preset,” and press ENTER.
To return to the previous display
Tuner Preset
Press O RETURN.
Title List
10:10
Searching for receivable channels.
Timer
To turn off the display
35%
Edit
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Scanning... Please wait.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Stop
Setup
Manual Set
Presets or disables channels manually.
If some channels could not be set using the “Auto
Preset” or “Easy Setup” function, you can set them
manually.
1
100
Select “Manual Set,” and press ENTER.
The display for manual setting appears.
Channel List
Example
Manual Set
Program
01
Channel
002
AFT
On
Tuner Audio
NICAM
Station Name
AAC
You can change or disable the programme
positions after setting the channels. The disabled
programme positions will be skipped when you
press PROG +/–.
1
Select “Channel List” and press ENTER.
The list of all the preset channels appears.
Channel List
Prog.
2
Select an option and press ENTER.
“Program”: Press M/m repeatedly to select the
programme position (1 to 80) for the channel
and press ENTER.
“Channel”: Press M/m to select the channel
number (002 to 255) and press ENTER.
“AFT”: Fine tunes the channel to obtain a
clearer picture. If the picture is not clear,
select “Off” and press ENTER. See “To adjust
pictures manually” (page 101).
“Tuner Audio”: Sets the channels for the
NICAM broadcast. Normally, select
“NICAM.” If the sound from the NICAM
broadcast is not clear, select “Standard” and
press ENTER.
“Station Name”: Changes a station name. See
“To rename the station” (page 101).
Name
1
002
AAC
2
005
AAB
3
011
DDE
4
012
FGH
5
061
PQR
6
128
QQR
2
Press M/m to select the row containing the
programme position you want to change or
disable.
To change, press ENTER and go to step 3.
To disable, press CLEAR and go to step 5.
If there are more than six programme
positions, press M/m repeatedly to display the
next page.
3
Press M/m until the selected channel row
moves to the desired programme position.
Channel List
Prog.
Fine Tuning
10:10
Ch
Name
1
102
AAC
2
005
AAB
3
011
DDE
4
002
AAC
5
061
PQR
6
128
QQR
4
Press ENTER.
The selected channel is inserted at the new
programme position.
5
To change or disable the programme position
of another station, repeat from step 2.
Settings and Adjustments
◆To adjust pictures manually
Select “Off” for “AFT” in the display for manual
setting. When the fine tuning bar appears, press
</, to obtain a clearer picture, then press
ENTER.
◆To rename the station
You can set up to four characters for the station
name. Select “Station Name” in the display for
manual setting.
Press M/m to select a character.
Each time you press M, the character changes as
follows: A t B... t Z t 0 t 1... t 9 t - t
A
Press , to set the next character. To correct a
character, press < and reset it. After setting all
characters, press ENTER.
10:10
Ch
Note
Be sure to correctly select the programme position you
want to disable. If you disable the wrong programme
position by mistake, you need to reset that channel
manually.
101
2
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 item. The day of
the week is set automatically.
3
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Clock Setting (Clock Set)
The “Clock Set” setup allows you to make clock
settings for the recorder.
Select “Clock Set” in the “Setup” display.
Clock Set
10:10
Title List
Auto Adjust
: On
Timer
Present Time
: Sun 21. 5. 2006 10:10
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Auto Adjust
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel
in your local area broadcasts a time signal.
The Auto Clock Set function is activated whenever
the recorder is turned off.
If the recorder does not receive a time signal from
any station, “Auto Adjust” returns to “Off”
automatically and the display for setting the clock
manually appears. See “Present Time” below.
Note
The Auto Clock Set function does not work while
recording.
Present Time
If the Auto Clock Set function does not set the
clock correctly for your local area, set the clock
manually.
1
Select “Present Time,” and press ENTER.
Clock Set
Title List
Timer
Edit
10:10
Set the time and date.
Day Month Year
21
05
Dubbing
Hour Min
Disc Setting
Setup
102
10 : 10
2006
Sun
Video Settings (Video)
The “Video” setup allows you to 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 recorder.
Select “Video” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Video
TV Type
: 4:3 Letter Box
Timer
Picture Control
: Standard
Line 1 Output
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
Dubbing
Picture Control
You can adjust the video signal from the recorder
to obtain the picture quality you want. Select the
setting that best suits the programme you are
watching.
Dynamic 1
Produces a bold dynamic picture
by increasing the picture contrast
and the colour intensity.
Dynamic 2
Produces a more dynamic picture
than “Dynamic 1” by further
increasing the picture contrast
and the colour intensity.
Standard
Displays a standard picture
(function turned off).
Cinema 1
White colours become brighter
and black colours become richer,
and the colour contrast is
increased.
Cinema 2
Enhances details in dark areas by
increasing the black level.
Personal
Adjusts “Contrast,” “Brightness,”
“Colour,” and “Hue” using M/m/
</,.
10:10
Title List
Edit
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
Disc Setting
Setup
TV Type
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
16:9
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.
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.
z Hint
When you watch a movie, “Cinema 1” or “Cinema 2” is
recommended.
Line 1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the i LINE 1-TV jack.
Video
Outputs video signals
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
Settings and Adjustments
4:3 Pan
Scan
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a
wide mode function.
16:9
Note
4:3 Letter Box
You cannot select “RGB” when “Component Out” below
is set to “On.”
4:3 Pan Scan
,continued
103
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you want
to view progressive signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
Notes
Progressive
If your TV accepts progressive (525p/625p)
format signals, you will enjoy accurate colour
reproduction and high quality image.
Select “Progressive,” and press ENTER.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Video
10:10
Progressive
Scan Output
Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Pan Scan
1) Ensure your TV is progressive scan capable.
Black Level
: On
Timer 2) Connect
with component video output jacks.
Edit
Picture Control
(red/green/blue
connections)
: Standard
3) Select [OK] to test your video signal.
Progressive
: Off
4) If video signal appears OK,
Dubbing
video connection is complete.
Disc Setting
OK
Cancel
Setup
104
Note
If you select progressive signals when you connect the
recorder to a TV that cannot accept the signal in
progressive format, the image quality will deteriorate. In
this case, set “Progressive” to “Off.”
• When you set “Line 1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot
set “Component Out” to “On.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks, do not select “Off,” as the picture will not appear.
1
2
z Hint
To cancel the “Progressive” setting, select “Off” in step
2 above. Or, press DVD to operate the DVD recorder,
and then hold down X PAUSE on the recorder for five
seconds or more.
3
Follow the instructions appearing on the TV
screen.
1) Ensure your TV is progressive scan
capable.
2) Connect with component video output
jacks (red/green/blue connections).
See “If your TV has component video input
jacks” on page 16.
3) Select [OK] to test your video signal.
4) If video signal appears OK, video
connection is complete.
4
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The PROGRESSIVE indicator on the
recorder lights up.
If picture is distorted, press O RETURN.
Check the connection (page 16).
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
Select “Audio” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Audio
Digital Out
: On
Timer
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
DV Audio Input
: Stereo 1
Line Audio Inout
: Stereo
Dubbing
Disc Setting
◆Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component lacking a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder. You
can select whether the
signals conform to Dolby
Surround or not by making
adjustments to the
“Downmix” item in “Audio”
setup (page 106).
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
10:10
Title List
Edit
Note
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.
Setup
Digital Out
Selects if audio signals are output from the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack.
On
Normally select this. Press
ENTER, and select “Dolby
Digital,” “DTS,” or
“MPEG” for further settings
(see below).
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.
The influence of the digital
circuit upon the analogue
circuit is minimum.
The following setup items switches the method of
outputting audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a
digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Step 4: Connecting to
Your AV Amplifier (Receiver)” on page 17.
Digital Out
Dolby Digital
: D-PCM
Timer
DTS
: Off
MPEG
: PCM
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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
AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
10:10
Title List
Edit
◆MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
,continued
Settings and Adjustments
Off
◆DTS (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
105
Downmix (DVDs only)
Switches the method for mixing down to two
channels when you play a DVD which has rear
sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby
Digital format. For details on the rear signal
components, see “A Connecting to audio L/R
jacks” on page 18. This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R), AUDIO OUT L/R
jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack only when “Dolby Digital” is
set to “D-PCM.”
Dolby
Surround
Normal
Normally select this
position.
Multi-channel audio signals
are output to two channels
for enjoying surround
sounds.
Multi-channel audio signals
are downmixed to two
channels for use with your
stereo.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
“Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R), AUDIO OUT L/R
jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack only when “Dolby Digital” is
set to “D-PCM.”
Standard
Normally select this.
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.
Scan Audio (DVDs only)
On
Outputs audio signals during
FF1 fast-forward of a DVD
disc with Dolby Digital
soundtracks. For details, see
page 39.
Off
Turns off the function.
No sound is output during
FF1 fast-forward.
Note
Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio.
DV Audio Input
Stereo 1
Records original sound only.
Normally select this when
dubbing a DV format tape.
Stereo 2
Records additional audio
only.
Mix
Records both original and
additional sounds.
Note
Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added a second
audio channel when recording with your digital video
camera.
Line Audio Input
When recording from equipment connected to the
LINE input jack to a DVD disc in this recorder,
select line input audio.
For details about bilingual recording, see page 48.
Stereo
Records stereo sound only.
Select this for discs other
than DVD-RWs (VR mode)/
DVD-Rs (VR mode).
Bilingual
Records the two different
soundtracks on DVD-RWs
(VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR
mode). You can select either
soundtrack when playing
back the disc.
z Hint
Audio selected with the connected equipment is recorded
on a disc other than DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs
(VR mode).
106
VCR Function
Recording and VCR Settings
(Features)
Press ENTER and select “Tape Length,” “Auto
Play,” “Auto Repeat” or “Colour System.”
◆Tape Length
The “Features” setup allows you to change the
tape length, auto play and auto repeat settings.
E180
For E180 or shorter length tapes.
E240
For E240 length tapes.
Select “Features” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
E260
For E260 length tapes.
E300
For E300 or longer length tapes.
Features
10:10
Title List
DVD Auto Chapter
: 5 min
Timer
Format DVD-RW
: VR
Edit
Dubbing
VCR Function
Synchro Recording
: to DVD
DVD Bilingual Rec.
: Main
Disc Setting
◆Auto Play
On
Starts playback automatically,
when you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
Off
Turns off the function. You need
to press H (play) to start
playback, even if you insert a tape
with its safety tab removed.
Setup
DVD Auto Chapter
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into
chapters by inserting chapter markings at
specified intervals. The markings are inserted
while the recording is being made.
No chapter mark is inserted.
5 min
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 5 minute
intervals.
15 min
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15 minute
intervals.
On
Plays back a tape repeatedly. The
VCR rewinds a tape to the
beginning and restarts playback
automatically.
Off
Turns off the function.
◆Colour System
Auto
Selects the colour system
automatically. Normally select
this. If streaks appear during
playback, select the system that
the tape was recorded in (below).
PAL
Actual intervals may differ depending on the size of the
recording. The selected setting should be regarded as an
approximate chapter interval.
For a tape recorded in the PAL
colour system.
B/W
For a tape recorded in black and
white.
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RWs only)
NT4.43
When playing an NTSC-recorded
tape on a multi-system TV.
NTPB
When playing an NTSC-recorded
tape on a PAL TV.
Note
Selects the format for an unused DVD-RW, when
first inserted.
VR
Automatically formats the disc in
VR mode.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
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Settings and Adjustments
Off
◆Auto Repeat
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Synchro Recording
to DVD
Sets the recorder to record
programmes from connected
equipment that has a timer
function (such as a satellite tuner)
to a DVD disc.
to VIDEO
Sets the recorder to record
programmes from connected
equipment that has a timer
function (such as a satellite tuner)
to a VHS tape.
DVD Bilingual Rec. (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the disc. This
setting is not necessary when recording on DVDRWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode) that record
both the main and sub sounds.
Language, Parental Control
Settings/Factory Settings
(Options)
The “Options” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
Select “Options” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Dubbing
10:10
Front Display
: Auto
Command Mode
: DVD 3
Factory Setting
Disc Setting
Main
Records the main sound for
bilingual programmes.
Sub
Records the sub sound for
bilingual programmes.
Setup
Language
◆OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
◆Disc Menu (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
◆Audio (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language of the soundtrack.
When you select “Original,” the language given
priority in the disc is selected.
◆Subtitle (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc.
When you select “Auto,” the subtitle language
changes according to the language you selected
for the soundtrack. See page 126 for an
explanation of the language abbreviations.
z Hint
If you select “Others” for “Disc Menu,” “Audio,” or
“Subtitle,” you can select from the additional 18
languages. Press M/m to select the desired language and
press ENTER.
Note
If you select a language in “Disc Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
the recorded languages will be automatically selected.
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Parental (DVD VIDEOs only)
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
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,” and press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons.
Create the password
10:10
Title List
Timer
3
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental setting is complete.
To cancel the Parental setting for the disc, set
“Rating Level” to “Off” in step 3.
To change the password, select “Change
Password” in step 2, and press ENTER. When the
display for registering a password appears, enter a
new four-digit password using the number
buttons.
Notes
• If you forget your password, select “Factory Setting” in
the “Options” setup.
• Playback of discs without the Parental Control function
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.
Create the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Front Display
The display for confirming the password
appears.
Re-enter the password.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons.
Adjusts to low lighting when
power is off.
Bright
Maintains bright lighting
when power is off.
Dimmer
Maintains low lighting
regardless of whether the
power is on or off.
Off
Turns off the lighting when
power is off. Maintains the
lighting when power is on.
10:10
Title List
Timer
Auto
Enter the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Command Mode
Disc Setting
Changes the command mode of this recorder if
other DVD equipment is assigned the same
command mode. Be sure to match the
COMMAND MODE switch on the remote to the
setting made here. For details, see “If you have a
Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD
recorder” on page 25.
Setup
2
Select “Rating Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Rating Level” are
displayed.
Parental
Title List
Rating Level
Timer
Change Password
10:10
: On:OffLevel 8 (Adults)
DVD 1
DVD 2
Select the setting that does
not conflict with other DVD
equipment.
DVD 3
The default command mode
of this recorder.
Level 8 (Adults)
Settings and Adjustments
Enter the password
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Level 7
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Level 6
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
Setup
Level 2
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Factory Setting
Allows you to return the setup settings to their
default settings. Note that all of your previous
settings will be lost.
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
1
2
Select “Factory Setting,” and press ENTER.
Select this to run the Easy Setup programme.
3
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
The power automatically turns off and then on
again, and the recorder is reset to the factory
settings.
When the “Easy Setup” display appears,
follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 22) from step 4.
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The setup settings return to their default
settings.
1
Easy Setup
10:10
Follow the guide to make initial settings.
Before you start,
check that you have made all necessary connections.
Start
2
3
110
Select “Easy Setup” in the “Setup”
display.
Cancel
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 22) from step 4.
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.
, 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, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
the “Video” setup (page 104).
, You are playing a disc recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
, Set the channel manually in “Tuner Preset” setup
(page 100).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a programme position
of any TV programme using the PROG +/–
buttons.
Picture
TV programme pictures are distorted.
Power
The power does not turn on.
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 13).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VIDEO”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
“Component Out” in the “Video” setup to “On”
(page 104).
, This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
Picture noise appears.
TV programme positions cannot be changed.
, The programme position is disabled (page 101).
, A timer recording started, which cause the
programme position to change.
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 “LINE1” in the front panel display by
pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “LINE2” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack, select “LINE3” 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.
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Additional Information
, Check the connection to your TV (page 13) and
switch the input selector on your TV so that the
signal from the recorder appears on the TV
screen.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder
passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
player, the copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programmes could affect picture
quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s
S VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
the “Video” setup (page 104).
, 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.
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The playback picture or TV programme from
the equipment connected through the recorder
is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your recorder
before reaching your TV, the copy-protection
signal applied to some programmes could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in the “Video” setup to fit the
aspect ratio of your TV (page 103).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” in
the “Video” setup.
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or the
connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack, check the “Audio” setup
settings (page 105).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS soundtracks, noise
will come from the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R)
jacks, AUDIO OUT L/R jacks, or LINE 1-TV
jack (page 38).
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 “Wide
Range” (page 106).
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or
played.
, When recording from connected equipment, set
“Line Audio Input” in the “Audio” setup to
“Bilingual”(page 106).
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, 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, select “Main” or “Sub”
of “DVD Bilingual Rec.” in the “Features” setup
before recording (page 108).
To record both the main and sub sounds, record
on a DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR
mode).
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack and want to change the audio
track for a DVD-RW (VR mode) / DVD-Rs (VR
mode) during playback, set “Digital Out” –
“Dolby Digital” to “D-PCM” in the “Audio”
setup (page 105).
DVD Playback
The disc does not play.
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalized (page 93).
The disc does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 39).
, You have inserted a disc 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 the disc
automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the disc has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do
some of the operations above. See the instruction
manual supplied with the disc.
, While the recorder is reading disc information,
playback operations will not work.
The language for the soundtrack cannot be
changed.
, The JPEG image file does not have the extension
“.JPG” or “.JPEG.”
, The data is not formatted in JPEG even though it
has the extension “.JPG” or “JPEG.”
, The length or width of the image is more than
4,720 dots.
, When playing a disc containing MP3 tracks,
“Photo” is not selected (page 44).
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the disc
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the soundtrack.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
The title/track/file names are not correctly
displayed.
The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
, For some discs, the recorder can only display
numbers and alphabet. Other characters are
displayed as asterisks.
, 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 36).
, 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 DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2.
, The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3.”
, The data is not formatted in MP3 even though it
has the extension “.MP3.”
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data.
, The recorder cannot play audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
, When playing a disc containing JPEG files,
“Music” is not selected (page 43).
The JPEG image file cannot be played.
, The DATA CD is not recorded in a JPEG format
that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2.
The programme position cannot be changed
from the channel you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately after
z REC is pressed.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INF WRITE” disappears from
the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though the timer
setting is set correctly.
, The recorder was already turned on at the timer
recording start time. Set the recorder to standby
mode before timer recording starts.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, The programme that starts first has priority and
the second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority
(page 53).
, There is no DVD inserted in the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
Additional Information
The MP3 audio track cannot be played.
DVD Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
Recording does not stop immediately after
x (stop) is pressed.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
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113
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a
power failure. The clock is automatically set by
PDC (page 102), but it is displayed as “--:--” or
is not correctly reset in the case of PDC signal
not being received. Reset the clock (page 102).
, The programme that starts first has priority and
the second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority
(page 53).
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
The c indicator flashes after timer recording is
set.
, Insert a recordable disc (page 30).
, Insert a disc with enough space for the recording.
, The disc has 99 or more titles, which prevents
further recording.
, The disc is protected (page 71).
The SYNCHRO REC indicator flashes after
Synchro-Recording is set.
, Insert a recordable disc (page 30).
, Insert a disc with enough space for the recording.
, The disc has 99 or more titles, which prevents
further recording.
, The disc is protected (page 71).
Contents previously recorded were erased.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC
will be erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
VCR Playback
The playback picture does not appear on the TV
screen.
, Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR.
If you are using a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not clear.
, Adjust the tracking by the TRACKING +/–
buttons.
, Set “Colour System” in the “Features” setup
correctly to match the colour system that the tape
was recorded in (page 107).
, The video heads are dirty (see page 117). Clean
the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning
cassette. If a Sony cleaning cassette is not
available in your area, have the heads cleaned at
your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee
will be charged). Do not use a commercially
available liquid type cleaning cassette, as it may
damage the video heads.
, The video heads may have to be replaced.
Consult your local Sony dealer for more
information.
, The tape is defective.
The picture rolls vertically during picture
search.
, Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or
monitor.
The picture has no sound.
, The tape is defective.
, Check the audio cord connection.
A tape cannot be inserted.
, Check that a tape is not already in the tape
compartment.
VCR Recording
The programme position cannot be changed
from the one you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
No TV programme appears on the TV screen.
, Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR.
If a monitor is used, set it to video input.
, Select the correct source with the PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT buttons. Select a programme
position number when recording TV programmes;
select “LINE1,” “LINE2,” or “LINE3” when
recording from other equipment.
TV reception is poor.
, Adjust the TV aerial.
The tape starts playing as soon as it is
inserted.
, The safety tab has been removed. To record on
this tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when z REC is pressed.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
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Nothing happens when z REC is pressed.
The c indicator is flashing.
, Make sure the tape is not at its end.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc or a tape with its safety
tab in place inside the recorder.
VCR Timer recording
The timer does not operate.
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
Make sure the timer settings are set for a future
time.
Check that the satellite or digital tuner is turned
on.
“- -:- -” appears in the front panel display if the
recorder is disconnected from the mains for more
than one minute. Reset the clock and timer.
Turn the power off and unplug the mains lead.
The recorder was already turned on at the timer
recording start time. Set the recorder to standby
mode before timer recording starts.
The programme that starts first has priority and
the second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority
(page 82).
Remote control
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the
default setting when you replaced the batteries.
Reset the code (page 20).
, Turn on the recorder.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
the recorder.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same command
mode (page 25).
, Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to
DVD·VIDEO (page 20).
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
Sony DVD equipment. Set a different command
mode for the recorder (page 25).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
The c indicator flashes after timer recording is
set.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Display
Menus or displays do not appear on the
screen.
, While the recorder is reading disc information,
the System Menu, TOOLS menu, or information
display will not appear.
The disc tray does not open after you press
Z (open/close).
Additional Information
The SYNCHRO REC indicator flashes after
Synchro-Recording is set.
, Restart the recorder. Press down "/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until “SONY
DVD” 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.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
open after you have recorded or edited a disc.
This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
the disc.
“- -:- -” appears in the front panel display.
, Set the clock again (page 102).
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“CAN NOT RECORD BECAUSE OF HIGH TEMP.”
appears in the front panel display.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
not blocked. Then, turn off the recorder, wait
until the clock appears in the front panel display,
and disconnect the mains lead. Leave the
recorder off for a while, then re-connect the
mains lead, and press "/1 on the recorder.
“CHILD LOCK” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 40).
Notes About This Recorder
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 apparatus to malfunction.
On replacement of parts
In the event that this unit is repaired, repaired parts
may be collected for reuse or recycling purposes.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause
it to malfunction.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
disc from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available disc/lens cleaners, or
anti static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
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• 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.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video
heads
Specifications
System
[DVD recorder section]
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Audio recording format
Dolby Digital
Video recording format
MPEG Video
initial
contamination
terminal
When the video heads are dirty, clean the video
heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette.
If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your
area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony
dealer (a standard service fee will be charged). Do
not use a commercially available liquid type
cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video
heads.
[VCR section]
Format
VHS PAL standard
Video recording system
Rotary head helical scanning FM system
Video heads
Double azimuth four heads
Tape speed
SP: PAL 23.39 mm/s
LP: PAL 11.70 mm/s
EP: NTSC 11.12 mm/s,
playback only
Maximum recording/playback time
10 hrs. in LP mode (with E300 tape)
Rewind time
Approx. 1 min (with E180 tape)
[Tuner section]
Channel coverage
The above channel coverage merely ensures the
channel reception within these ranges. It does not
guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
Additional Information
PAL (I)
VHF: Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 13
UHF: B21 to B69
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S41
HYPER: S21 to S41
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
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[Timer section]
Clock
Quartz locked
Timer indication
24-hour cycle
Timer setting
12 programmes in total (max.)
Inputs and outputs
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB, PR/
CR)
Phono jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, PB/CB, PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75
ohms
S VIDEO OUT
4-pin, mini-DIN jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
LINE 2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jacks (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
S VIDEO, 4-pin, mini-DIN jack (1)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
LINE OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jacks (2)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
LINE 1 -TV
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
RGB IN (downstream)
Decoder
DV IN
4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL, Optical output jack
–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
COAXIAL, phono jack
Output signal: 0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms
General
Power requirements
220-240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
36 W
Power back-up
Back-up duration: 0 min
Operating temperature
5°C to 35°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Operating humidity
25% to 80%
Dimensions including projecting parts
and controls (w/h/d)
Approx. 430 × 82 × 334 mm
Mass
Approx. 4.9 kg
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Audio/video cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Compatible colour systems
[DVD recorder section]
This recorder is designed to record using the PAL
colour system and play back using the PAL or
NTSC colour systems.
The signals of the SECAM colour system can be
received or recorded but played back in the PAL
colour system only.
[VCR section]
This recorder is designed to record and play back
using the PAL colour system.
Recording of video sources based on other colour
systems cannot be guaranteed.
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About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
digital video, digital audio and other data in two
directions between equipment having the i.LINK
jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible pieces of 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.LINK-compatible equipment are
connected to this recorder in a daisy chain,
operations and data transactions are possible with
not only the equipment that this recorder is
connected to but also with other devices via the
directly connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the characteristics
and specifications of the equipment to be
connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some
connected equipment.
Note
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data
transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a
different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
data that can be sent or received in one second. For
example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
megabits of data can be sent in one second.
i.LINK functions on this recorder
For details on how to dub when this recorder is
connected to other video equipment having DV
jacks, see page 95.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
will not accept MICROMV signals from
equipment such as a MICROMV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 95.
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
Additional Information
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
i.LINK baud rate
are trademarks.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Front panel
Buttons on the recorder have the same function as the buttons on the remote if they have the same or
similar names.
Open the
cover
A "/1 (on/standby) button (22)
B Disc tray (35, 50)
J SELECT DVD/VIDEO buttons (35, 50, 73,
80)
C A (open/close) button (36, 50)
K
D DVD t button (90)
T VIDEO button (89)
L Front panel display (47, 77)
E Tape compartment (73, 80)
N SYNCHRO REC indicator (55, 85)
F A (eject) button (73)
O PROGRAM/TRACKING +/– buttons*
(50, 74, 80)
G z REC (record) button (50, 80)
M PROGRESSIVE indicator (16, 104)
H m/M (rewind/fast-forward) buttons
(38)
P ONE-TOUCH DUBBING button (98)
I H (play) button (35, 73)
R LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/t (video)/o
(audio) L/R) jacks (26)
X (pause) button (36, 50, 75, 80)
x (stop) button (35, 50, 73, 80)
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(remote sensor) (19)
Q DV IN jack (95)
* The PROGRAM + buttons have a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference.
Remote
For DVD functions
Buttons with an orange dot next to them can be
used with your TV when the TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD·VIDEO switch (20)
B Z (open/close) button (35, 50)
C DVD button (35, 50)
D Number buttons*1 (20, 54)
SET button*2
E CLEAR / -/-- (ten digit) button (20, 42)
F
(audio) button (36)*1
(subtitle) button (36)
G ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST button (40, 61)
H DISPLAY button (46)
TIME/TEXT button (47)
I TOP MENU button (35)
J M/m/</,/ENTER button (22)
K O RETURN button (22)
L . (previous)/> (next)
buttons (36)
Mm
/
M (search) buttons (36)
N ZOOM button (36)
O z REC (record) button (50)
P REC MODE button (50, 96)
R
Additional Information
Q SYNCHRO REC button (55)
(angle) button (36)
S REPEAT button (36)
T MARKER button (42)
Slide the cover
U SEARCH button (42)
*1
*2
Number 5 and
buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference.
SET button does not work for this model.
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ws ?/1 (on/standby) button (22)
wd PROG (programme) +/– buttons* (20, 50)
wf 2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)
wg t TV/VIDEO button (20)
wh INPUT SELECT button (50, 58, 96)
wj SUR (surround) button (36)
wk SYSTEM MENU button (10)
TITLE LIST button (40, 61)
TIMER button (52)
wl MENU button (35)
e; TOOLS button (11, 41)
ea
(replay)/
(advance) buttons (36)
es H (play) button* (35)
ed x (stop) button (35, 50)
ef X (pause) button (36, 50)
eg CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (64)
eh
(wide mode) button (20)
ej ONE TOUCH DUBBING button (98)
ek COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1, 2, 3)
(25)
* PROG + and H buttons have a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference.
Slide the cover
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For VCR functions
A TV/DVD·VIDEO switch (20)
B Z (eject) button (73)
C Number buttons (20, 83)*1
SET button*2
D CLEAR / -/-- (ten digit) button (20, 73)
E
(audio) button*1 (78)
F DISPLAY button (77)
TIME/TEXT button (77)
G SYSTEM MENU button (10)
H O RETURN button (22)
I . (previous)/> (next)
buttons (75)
J
(search) buttons (75)
K z REC (record) button (80)
L REC MODE button (80)
M SYNCHRO REC button (85)
N ?/1 (on/standby) button (22)
O VIDEO button (73, 80)
P PROG (programme)/TRACKING +/–
buttons*1 (20, 74, 80)
Q 2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)
R t TV/VIDEO button (20)
S INPUT SELECT button (80, 88)
T TIMER button (81)
V TOOLS button (76)
W
Slide the cover
(replay)/
(advance) buttons (75)
X H (play) button*1 (73)
Y x (stop) button (73, 80)
Z X (pause) button (75, 80)
wj
Additional Information
U M/m/</,/ENTER button (22)
(wide mode) button (20)
wk COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1, 2, 3)
(25)
*1
*2
Number 5,
, PROG +, and H buttons have a
tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference.
SET button does not work for this model.
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Front panel display
DVD
RW VR VCD
TV STEREO
VIDEO
A DVD playing/recording status
I Timer indicator (52, 81)
B Disc type/recording format
J Displays the following (47, 77):
•
•
•
•
•
C Audio signal indicators
D TV indicator (20)
E STEREO indicator (48)
F NICAM indicator (48)
G VIDEO playing/recording status
K
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Programme position
(angle) indicator (36)
L Disc indicator
H Tape indicator
Rear panel
A i LINE 3/DECODER jack (28)
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B AUDIO OUT L/R jacks (17)
F DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) jack
(17)
C AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (13)
G i LINE 1-TV jack (15)
D LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks
(14, 16)
H DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack
(17)
E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR) jacks (16)
I S VIDEO OUT jack (14)
Glossary
DVD-RW (page 30)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW has two different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVDs created in Video mode have the
same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
contents to be programmed or edited.
Copy protection signals (page 49)
DVD+R (page 30)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programs and restrict recording on this recorder.
A DVD+R (read “plus R”) is a recordable disc that
is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can
be recorded only once to a DVD+R, and will have
the same format as a DVD VIDEO.
Chapter (page 41)
Dolby Digital (page 105)
Digital audio compression technology developed
by Dolby Laboratories. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
discrete channels of high quality digital audio
found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround sound
systems. Good channel separation is realized
because all of the channel data is recorded
discretely, and little deterioration occurs because
all channel data processing is digital.
DTS (page 105)
DVD+RW (page 30)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
once to a DVD-R. The DVD-R has two different
modes: VR mode and Video mode. DVDs created
in Video mode have the same format as a DVD
VIDEO, while discs created in VR (Video
Recording) mode allow the contents to be
programmed or edited.
DVD VIDEO (page 33)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of moving
pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a doublelayer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a singlelayer and double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, which
is a worldwide standard of digital compression
technology. The picture data is compressed to
about 1/40 (average) of its original size. The DVD
also uses a variable rate coding technology that
changes the data to be allocated according to the
status of the picture. Audio information is
recorded in a multi-channel format, such as Dolby
Digital, allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such as
the multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental
Control functions are provided on the DVD.
,continued
Additional Information
Digital audio compression technology by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. DTS provides the same discrete
channels of high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DVD-R (page 30)
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Interlace format
Interlace format shows every other line of an
image as a single “field” and is the standard
method for displaying images on television. The
even number field shows the even numbered lines
of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the
odd numbered lines of an image.
Original (page 60)
Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) or DVD-R (VR mode). Erasing original
titles frees up disc space on DVD-RWs.
When you play a DVD VIDEO, the language of
the selected audio track or subtitle is abbreviated
as follows. See page 108 to change the audio track
or subtitle.
ARA
Arabic
ITA
Italian
BUL
Bulgarian
IWR
Hebrew
CHI
Chinese
JPN
Japanese
CRO
Croatian
KOR
Korean
CZE
Czech
MAL
Malay
DAN
Danish
NLD
Dutch
DEU
German
NOR
Norwegian
ENG
English
POL
Polish
Progressive format (page 104)
ESP
Spanish
POR
Portuguese
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 30 frames/60
fields in one second, the Progressive format can
show 60 frames in one second. The overall picture
quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
FIN
Finish
RUS
Russian
FRA
French
SVE
Swedish
GRE
Greek
THA
Thai
HUN
Hungarian
TUR
Turkish
Playlist (page 60)
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R
(VR mode). A Playlist leaves the original titles as
they are, and contains only the information needed
to control playback. A Playlist title takes up very
little disc space.
Title (page 41)
The longest section of a picture or music feature
on a DVD, movie, etc., in video software, or the
entire album in audio software.
Track (page 41)
Sections of a music feature on a CD (the length of
a song).
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DVD Audio/Subtitle
Language
IDN
Indonesian
VIE
Vietnamese
IND
Hindi
ZAF
Afrikaans
ISL
Icelandic
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 23, 103
4:3 Letter Box 23, 103
4:3 Pan Scan 23, 103
A
“A-B Erase” 63
“Add” 70
Aerial 13
Album 43
Angle 36
“Audio” 108
Audio 36
“Audio DRC” 106
“Audio” setup 105
“Auto Adjust” 102
Auto Clock Set 102
“Auto Play” 107
“Auto Preset” 100
“Auto Repeat” 107
B
Batteries 19
Bilingual recording 48, 79
Bookmark 42
C
Changing/cancelling timer
settings (Timer List) 57, 86
Channel List 101
Chapter 41, 125
CHAPTER MARK 64
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
64
Child Lock 40
Cleaning discs 116
Cleaning the video heads 117
Clock 22
“Clock Set” setup 102
Colour systems 107, 118
“Combine Titles” 68
“Command Mode” 25, 109
“Component Out” 104
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
16
Connecting
the aerial cable 13
the audio cords 17
to your TV 14
Controlling TVs with the
remote 20
“Copy” 71
Copy protection 49, 125
Copy-Free 49
Copy-Never 49
Copy-Once 49
Counter 73
CPRM 30, 49
“Create Playlist” 66
Creating chapters 51, 64
D
DATA CD 33, 43
DATA DVD 33, 43
“Delete” 57, 87
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 17
“Digital Out” 105
Digital video camera 95
“Disc Finalize” 72, 94
“Disc Format” 72
“Disc Information” 72
“Disc Menu” 108
“Disc Name” 71
“Disc Protect” 71
“Disc Setting” 71, 94
Disc types 30
Display
front panel display 124
Setup Display 99
“Divide Title” 63
Dolby Digital 24, 105, 125
“Downmix” 106
DTS 24, 38, 105, 125
“Dubbing” 89, 91
“DV Audio Input” 97, 106
“DV Dubbing” 97
DV IN 95
“DVD Auto Chapter” 107
“DVD Bilingual Rec.” 108
DVD VIDEO 33, 125
DVD+R 30, 125
DVD+R DL 30
DVD+RW 30, 125
DVD-R 30, 125
DVD-RW 30, 125
E
Easy Setup 22, 110
“Edit” 57, 87
“Edit Playlist” 68
“Edit Scene” 68
Enter characters 65
EP mode 73
“Erase” 62, 69
“Erase All Titles” 72
Erasing
A-B Erase 63
all titles 72
chapters 62
titles 62
F
“Factory Setting” 110
Fast forward 37, 75
Fast reverse 37, 75
“Features” setup 107
“Format DVD-RW” 107
Formatting 49, 71
“Front Display” 109
Front panel 120
Front panel display 124
H
Handling discs 116
I
i.LINK 95, 119
INPUT SELECT 58, 88, 96
Interlace format 126
J
JPEG image files 44
L
“Language” 108
Language abbreviation 126
“Line 1 Output” 103
LINE 1-TV 15
LINE 2 IN 26
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127
LINE 3/DECODER 28
“Line Audio Input” 55, 59,
106
LP mode 79
M
Mains lead 19
Manual clock set 102
“Manual Set” 100
MARKER 42
MENU 35
Menu
Top menu 35
“Modify” 69
“Move” 70
MP3 audio tracks 43
MPEG 105
N
NICAM 49, 79
Number buttons 20, 41, 54,
83
O
One Touch Dubbing 98
On-screen display
Setup Display 99
Sub-menu 11
System Menu 10
TOOLS menu 11
“Options” setup 108
Original 41, 60, 126
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST 41,
61
“OSD” language 22, 108
P
“Parental” 109
Parental Control 39
PBC 39
PDC 53, 83
“Picture Control” 103
Playable discs 33
Playback 35, 73
JPEG image files 44
MP3 audio tracks 43
Repeat play 38
Resume Play 39
128
Slow-motion play 37, 75
Playlist 41, 60, 66, 126
“Present Time” 102
Programme Dubbing 91
“Progressive” 104
Progressive format 126
“Protect” 62
Q
Quick Timer 51, 80
R
Rear panel 124
REC 50, 80
REC MODE 50, 80
Recording 48, 79
recordable discs 30
recording format 30
recording mode 48
tape speed 79
Recording mode 48
Recording time 48, 51, 79
Region code 34
Remaining disc space 46, 51
Remaining tape length 77, 81
Remote 19, 121
REPEAT 38
Repeat A-B Play 39
Resetting 110
Resume Play 39
“RGB” 23, 103
Rotate 44
S
S VIDEO 14
Safety tab 79
“Scan Audio” 39, 106
SEARCH 42
Searching
“Chapter” 41
“End Search” 76
“Go to Zero” 76
Intro Scan 76
Time Search 41
“Title” 41
“Track” 41
Settings 99
Setup Display 99
Slide show 44, 45
SP mode 79
Sub-menu 11
Subtitle 36, 108
Surround 37
Synchro Rec 55, 85, 108
System Menu 10
T
“Tape Length” 107
Tape speed 79
TIME/TEXT 47, 77
TIMER 52, 82
Timer List 57, 86
Timer recording 52, 81
change/cancel 57, 86
Manual setting 52, 81
VIDEO Plus+ 54, 83
Title 41, 126
Title List 40, 61
“Title Name” 62, 68
TOOLS 11
TOP MENU 35
Track 41, 126
Tracking 74
Troubleshooting 111
Tuner Preset 22
“Tuner Preset” setup 100
“TV Type” 103
TV/DVD·VIDEO switch 20
TV/VIDEO 20
U
“Unfinalize” 94
Unrecordable pictures 49
V
“VCR Function” 107
“Video” 23, 103
VIDEO CD 33
Video mode 30
VIDEO Plus+ 54, 83
“Video” setup 103
VR mode 30
Z
ZOOM 36
Zoom 44
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