Sony DAR-RD100 User's Manual

Sony DAR-RD100 User's Manual
2-631-916-12(1)
DVD Recorder
Home Theatre System
Operating Instructions
DAR-RD100
© 2005 Sony Corporation
Precautions
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The mains lead must only be changed
at a qualified service shop.
This appliance is classified as a
CLASS 1 LASER product. The
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
MARKING is located on the rear
exterior.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As
the laser beam used in this DVD
recorder is harmful to eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
CAUTION
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
ADVARSEL
KLASSE 3B SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ UDSAETTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
ADVARSEL
KLASSE 3B SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPENS.
UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING
KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR
ÖPPNAD. STRÄLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO!
KURSSI 3B NÄKYVÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖN AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
LASERÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEN.
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, a 5 AMP fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362,
(i.e., marked with
or
mark)
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this
equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
be sure to attach the fuse cover after
you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please
contact your nearest Sony service
station.
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• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s
operating voltage is identical with
your local power supply.
• To prevent fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with
newspapers, table-cloths, curtains,
etc. And do not place lighted candles
on the apparatus.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not place objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, on the apparatus.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation.
The VIDEO Plus+ system is
manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
Do not throw away the
battery with general
house waste, dispose
of it correctly as
chemical waste.
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 city
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 system
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
When disconnecting the mains
leads, do not touch the metallic part
of the jacks or plugs.
Do not put any object into the holes
on the set (fan ventilation holes,
jacks, etc.). Electric shock may
result.
On power sources
• The system is not disconnected
from the AC power source (mains)
as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet, even if the system
itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use the
system for a long time, be sure to
disconnect the system from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord (mains lead), grasp the
plug itself; never pull the cord.
• Do not disconnect the AC power
cord (mains lead) while the system
is in use.
On placement
• Place the system in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent
heat build-up in the system.
• At high volume, over long periods
of time, the cabinet becomes hot to
the touch. This is not a
malfunction. However, touching
the cabinet should be avoided. Do
not place the system in a confined
space where ventilation is poor as
this may cause overheating.
• Do not block the ventilation holes
for the cooling fan by putting
anything on the system. The
system is equipped with a high
power amplifier. If the ventilation
holes are blocked, the system can
overheat and malfunction.
• Do not place the system on a soft
surface such as a rug that might
block the ventilation holes.
• Do not install the system in a
confined space, such as a bookcase
or built-in cabinet.
• Do not place the system in a
location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place the system in an
inclined position. It is designed to
be operated in a horizontal
position only.
• Keep the system and discs away
from equipment with strong
magnets, such as microwave
ovens, or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
system.
• Do not put objects in front of the
speakers as they may fall over
when loud sound is output.
• If the system is brought directly
from a cold to a warm location,
moisture may condense inside the
DVD Recorder Home Theatre
System and cause damage to the
lenses. When you first install the
system, or when you move it from
a cold to a warm location, wait for
about 30 minutes before operating
the system.
On recording
• Note that the contents of the
recording cannot be compensated
for under any and all conditions,
including conditions that may
arise due to a malfunction of this
unit.
• Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
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.
• This system incorporates with
Dolby*1 Digital and Dolby Pro
Logic (II) adaptive matrix
surround decoder and the DTS*2
Digital Surround System.
*1
Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories.
*2 Manufactured under license from
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital
Surround” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
the front panel displays are
enclosed in quotation marks.
• 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.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received
through an external tuner (not
supplied) may contain copy
protection signals (copy guard
function) and as such may not be
recordable, depending on the type of
signal.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This system is capable of
holding a still video image or onscreen 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.
About this manual
• Instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the
remote. You can also use the
controls on the recorder or other
unit(s) if they have the same or
similar names as those on the
remote.
• Enclosed in brackets are the option
names and messages that appear
on the screen. Those displayed in
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder/Home Theatre System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Speaker System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 3: Connecting the FM/AM Aerials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 4: Connecting the Speaker System and Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 5: Connecting the TV Aerial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 6: Connecting the TV and Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 7: Connecting the Mains Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting the Recorder to Other Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Step 8: Initial Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
DVD Recorder Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Inserting and Formatting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Recording a TV Programme on a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Viewing Recorded TV Programmes (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Checking the Playback Information and Playing Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme (Title Input) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Playing a DVD on Other Equipment (Finalize) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Timer Recording (Standard and VIDEO Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Playing DVDs and VIDEO CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Playing Music CDs and MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Playing JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
DVD Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Erasing and Editing Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Editing a Title by Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
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DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Connecting a Digital Video Camera to the DV IN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Dubbing From a DV/Digital8 Format Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Channel and Clock Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
TV and Video Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Language Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Parental Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Recording Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Speaker Surround Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Checking the Status Information on the Centre Unit Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Selecting the Sound Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Reinforcing Bass Frequencies (DSGX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Enjoying the Sound at Low Volume (“AUDIO DRC”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Adjusting the Delay Between the Picture and Sound (“A/V SYNC”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Enjoying Stereo or Bilingual Broadcasts (“DUAL MONO”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Enjoying TV or VCR Sound From the Speaker System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Speaker System Set-Up Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Using the AMP Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Basic Speaker Settings (“SP SETUP”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Speaker Level Settings (“LEVEL”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Additional Speaker Settings (“CUSTOMIZE”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Other Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Enjoying the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Using the Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Operating Other Equipment With the Supplied Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Returning the Speaker System and Recorder to Their Default Settings . . . . . . . . . 100
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Notes About This System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Area Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
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Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder/Home Theatre System
Quick access to recorded titles – Title List
, Display the Title List to see all of the titles
on the disc, including recording date, title
length, and thumbnail image (page 33).
Title List
1/7
Title List
Original
DVD-RW
SLP
2:45:00
Free
Title 1
07/12
Title 2
0:45:00 09/12
Title 3
1:00:00 10/12
0:15:00
Title 4
13/12
Title 5
0:10:00 16/12
Title 6
0:10:00 19/12
0:25:00
Creating your own programme – Playlist
, Record a programme on a DVD-RW (VR
mode), then delete, move and add scenes at
will to create your own, original
programme (page 63).
Original
Playlist
Dubbing of DV/Digital8 tapes – DV Dubbing
, Connect your digital video camera to the
DV IN jack and dub the entire contents or
just selected scenes to a DVD disc
(page 70).
Control
Dubbing
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Progressive PAL playback
, If your TV is compatible with progressive
signals, you can enjoy accurate colour
reproduction and high quality images in
Progressive mode.
Playing JPEG image files
, You can enjoy viewing JPEG images on
your TV screen. First, take pictures with a
digital camera and save them in JPEG
format to a CD-R/CD-RW on a PC. Then
play the CD-R/CD-RW on this recorder
(page 61).
Shoot
Save
Play!
Listening multi channel sound with the speakers
, You can enjoy any commercially available
DVD VIDEO with the dynamic sound from
the 5.1ch speakers. The system has Sound
Field settings that simulate various acoustic
characteristics, allowing you to listen to TV
sound with the surround speakers, or full
5.1ch speakers (page 85).
A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 8.
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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
Automatically
formatted in VR mode
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players
(finalization unnecessary)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Manually reformat in
Video mode (page 31)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 39)
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD+R
compatible players (finalization
necessary) (page 39)
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 39)
Disc
Logo
Type
DVD+RW
DVDRW
DVD+R
DVD-R
Usable disc versions (as of February 2005)
• 4x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 4x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2
with CPRM*1)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 8x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0)
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“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” and “DVD-R,”
are trademarks.
*1
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
*2 To free up disc space, erase the last title on the disc.
*3 Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
Recording Features
Editing Features
Erase
chapter/
Record
Auto
Manual
Rewrite
Erase title A-B Erase
Playlist
Hide
16:9 sizes chapter
chapter
(page 41)
(page 65) (page 65)
(page 63)
(page 82) (page 82)
(page 68) chapter
(page 67)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes *2
No
Yes
No/Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes *2
No
No
No/No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes *3
No
Yes
No/Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes *3
No
No
No/No
No
Discs that cannot be recorded on
•
•
•
•
DVD-RWs (Ver.1.0)
DVD+RWs that are not 2.4x-speed compatible
Double layer discs
8 cm discs
,continued
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Playable discs
Type
Disc
Logo
Icon
used in
this
manual
Characteristics
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super
VIDEO CD format
CD
DATA CD
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can
be purchased
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3 audio tracks
and JPEG image files
Notes about CDs
Discs that cannot be played
• The recorder can play CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CDRWs recorded in the following formats:
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in
the format, listed above
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• DVD+R DL (double layer) discs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 11)
– music CD format
– video CD format
– MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files of format
conforming to ISO9660* Level 1/Level 2, or its
extended format, Joliet
* A logical format of files and folders on CD-ROMs,
defined by ISO (International Organization for
Standardization).
• When playing DTS surround sound on a CD,
you can hear the sound from this speaker system
only. The audio signals are not output from the
LINE output jacks on the recorder.
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z Hint
This recorder can play 8 cm CDs and finalized 8 cm
DVDs.
Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear
of the unit and will only play DVD VIDEOs
(playback only) labelled with identical region
codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message [Playback prohibited by region code]
will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
RDR–XXXX
XXV XXHz XXW
X
Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format, reformat the
disc (page 31). Note that the disc’s contents will be
erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-RWs (Video
mode) or DVD-Rs that contain recordings made on
other DVD equipment.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new
recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings made
on other DVD equipment. If you do add a new
recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the DVD
menu.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please be
aware that among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
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.
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Hookups and Settings
Overview
Complete the following steps to start using this
DVD recorder/home theatre system.
Step 1: Unpacking (page 12)
m
Step 2: Connecting the Speaker System (page 14)
m
Step 3: Connecting the FM/AM Aerials (page 17)
m
Step 4: Connecting the Speaker System and
Recorder (page 18)
m
Step 5: Connecting the TV Aerial (page 19)
m
Step 6: Connecting the TV and Recorder (page 20)
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items.
In DVD carton box:
• DVD recorder (1)
• TV aerial cable (1)
In main carton box:
• Active subwoofer (1)
• Centre unit (1)
• Speakers (4)
• AM loop aerial (1)
• FM wire aerial (1)
• Speaker cords (short × 2, long × 2)
• Optical digital cord (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
• Foot pads*
• Operating Instructions (1)
• Hookup Guide (card) (1)
m
Step 7: Connecting the Mains Leads (page 23)
m
Step 8: Initial Setup (page 28)
Steps 1 to 4 are for the speaker system; steps 5 and
6 for the recorder. After finishing all of the
hookups, connect the mains leads in step 7, and
start setting up the system in “Step 8: Initial
Setup.”
Notes
* Attach the pads to the bottom of the speakers.
Inserting batteries into the remote
You can control the recorder and the speaker
system using the supplied remote. Insert two R6
(size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends
on the batteries to the markings inside the
compartment.
Point the remote at
(remote sensor) on the
recorder. Or, point it at
on the centre unit when
operating the speaker system.
• 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.
Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 99).
• If you are using a non Sony TV, set the code number
for the TV’s manufacturer (page 98).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
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Hookups and Settings
– 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 sensors (marked
on the
recorder and the centre unit) to strong light, such as
direct sunlight or lighting apparatus. The system may
not respond to the remote.
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Step 2: Connecting the Speaker System
Connect the system components using the supplied cords as marked A and B below.
Front speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Colour label
Centre unit
Subwoofer
to SYSTEM
CONTROL
B
AM
FM
75 COAXIAL
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONTROL
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL
DVD
System cord
Speaker cord
Surround speaker (L)
Surround speaker (R)
A
SPEAKERS
FRONT R
FRONT L
SURR R
SURR L
CENTER
to SPEAKER jacks on the bottom side
Notes
• Do not set the speakers in an inclined position.
• Do not place the speakers in locations that are:
– Extremely hot or cold
– Dusty or dirty
– Very humid
– Subject to vibrations
– Subject to direct sunlight
• Do not connect any speakers other than those supplied
with this system.
• Use caution when placing the speakers and/or speaker
stands (not supplied) that are attached with the speakers
on a specially treated (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.)
floor, as staining or discoloration may result.
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Example:
A Wiring the speakers
Grey
(+)
Too much insulation is
removed. Stripped cords are
touching each other.
Hookups and Settings
Connect the supplied speakers to the SPEAKER
jacks on the bottom side of the subwoofer using
the speaker cords.
Use the speaker cord whose tube is the same
colour as the jack label on the connecting speaker.
Stripped cords are touching
the other speaker terminals.
(+)
(–)
Colour tube
(–)
Black
After connecting the system components and the
mains leads, you can check for a speaker shortcircuit using the test tone (page 94). If the test tone
is not output, or is output from a speaker other than
indicated in the centre unit display, check the
speaker connection.
B Connecting the subwoofer and
the centre unit
Notes
• Cover the floor with a cloth when connecting.
• Be sure to match the polarity of the speaker cord and
the terminal on the component; 3 to 3 (grey), # to #
(black). If reversed, the sound will lack bass and may
be distorted.
Notes on speaker cord treatment
Connect the system cord of the centre unit to the
SYSTEM CONTROL jack of the subwoofer,
then, connect the speaker cord to the CENTER
SPEAKER jack. Insert the plugs fully until they
click.
to SYSTEM CONTROL
FM
75 COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
• Do not insert the speaker cord insulation in the
speaker terminals. Bend the stripped cord at the
end of the insulation before connecting.
SYSTEM CONTROL
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL
DVD
L
ONTRO
Note
• To prevent short-circuiting of the speakers,
make sure the stripped speaker cord does not
touch the other stripped speaker cord or the
terminal.
If the system cord is disconnected while the power is on,
the speaker system enters standby mode (page 101).
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Positioning the speakers
To install the speakers on a wall
1
For the best possible surround sound, all the
speakers other than the subwoofer should be the
same distance from the listening position (A).
However, this system allows you to place the
centre unit up to 1.6 m closer (B) and the
surround speakers up to 4.6 m closer (C) to the
listening position.
The front speakers can be placed from 1.0 to 7.0 m
(A) from the listening position.
Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable
for the hole on the back of each speaker.
4mm
30mm
Hole on the back of the speaker
4.6mm
10mm
2
Fasten the screws to the wall.
The screws should protrude 5 to 7 mm.
Note
Do not place the centre unit and surround speakers
farther away from the listening position than the front
speakers.
5 to 7 mm
Note on subwoofer placement
If the subwoofer is placed too close to a CRT TV
or projector, magnetic leakage may interfere with
the video signals and cause colour irregularity.
Should this happen, turn off the TV or the
projector, wait for 15 to 30 minutes, and then turn
it on again. If the problem persists, try the
following:
– Place the subwoofer at least 0.3 m away from the
TV or the projector.
– Remove any magnetic object near the subwoofer
(healthcare devices, toys, etc.). Magnetic latches
on TV stands may also cause the problem.
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3
Hang the speakers on the screws.
Hole on the back of the speaker
4.6 mm
10 mm
Notes
Step 3: Connecting the FM/
AM Aerials
Subwoofer
AM loop aerial
(supplied)
FM
75 COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
Hookups and Settings
• Use screws that are suitable for the wall material and
strength. As a plaster board wall is especially fragile,
attach the screws securely to a beam and fasten them to
the wall. Install the speakers on a vertical, flat wall
where reinforcement is applied.
• Contact a screw shop or installer regarding the wall
material or screws to be used.
• Sony is not responsible for accident or damage caused
by improper installation, insufficient wall strength or
improper screw installation, natural calamity, etc.
FM wire aerial (supplied)
z Hints
• When connecting the AM loop aerial, cord (A) or cord
(B) can be connected to either terminal.
A
B
• If you have poor FM reception, use a 75-ohm coaxial
cable (not supplied) to connect the system to an
outdoor FM aerial as shown below.
Outdoor FM aerial
(not supplied)
Subwoofer
FM
75 COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
Notes
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop aerial away
from the system and other equipment.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM wire aerial.
• After connecting the FM wire aerial, keep it as
horizontal as possible.
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Step 4: Connecting the Speaker System and Recorder
Connect the DVD (DIGITAL IN OPTICAL) jack of the subwoofer to the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
jack of the recorder using the supplied optical digital cord.
DVD recorder
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
to DIGITAL
OUT (OPTICAL)
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
Optical
digital cord
(supplied)
Subwoofer
FM
75 COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONTROL
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL
DVD
DVD
to DVD (DIGITAL IN
OPTICAL)
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Step 5: Connecting the TV Aerial
Connect the TV aerial cable following the steps below. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach
“Step 7: Connecting the Mains Leads” (page 23).
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DVD recorder
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
Hookups and Settings
to AERIAL IN
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
AERIAL
IN
OUT
TV
to AERIAL OUT
TV aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the TV 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 TV aerial
cable.
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Step 6: Connecting the TV and Recorder
Connect the video cord to view pictures. Select one of following patterns A through D according to the
input jack on your TV monitor or projector.
C
INPUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Component video
cord (not supplied)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Y
S VIDEO
PB
D
(green)
(blue)
PR
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
(blue)
(red)
to LINE 2 OUT
(S VIDEO)
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
to i
LINE1-TV
(green)
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO OUT
SELECT switch
VIDEO
VIDEO
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
B
INPUT
SCART
cord (not
supplied)
VIDEO
Video cord
(not supplied)
A
L
AUDIO
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
TV
: Signal flow
Note
Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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A Connecting to a SCART input jack
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the aspect ratio, see page 77.
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3/DECODER
jack on the recorder (page 24).
Notes
B Connecting to a video input jack
Connect using a video cord (not supplied) to the
yellow LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO) jack. You will
enjoy standard quality images.
• Consumers should note that not all high definition
television sets are fully compatible with this product
and may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture.
In the case of 625 progressive scan picture problems, it
is recommended that the user switch the connection to
the ‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions
regarding our TV set compatibility with this model
625p DVD recorder, please contact our customer
service centre.
• 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 TV/DVD on the remote to return the
input to TV.
Hookups and Settings
Connect using a SCART cord (not supplied) to the
LINE 1-TV jack and your TV. Be sure of a firm
connection to avoid hum and noise.
See the operating instructions supplied with the
TV to be connected. Set the VIDEO OUT
SELECT switch on the rear panel to “RGB.”
When playing “wide screen” images
C Connecting to an S VIDEO input
jack
Connect using an S-video cord (not supplied) to
the LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack. You will enjoy
high quality images.
D Connecting to component video
input jacks (PB/CB, PR/CR, Y)
Connect 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.
Set the VIDEO OUT SELECT switch on the rear
panel to “COMPONENT.”
If your TV accepts progressive 625p format
signals, you must use this connection and set
[Progressive Mode] in [Settings] Setup to [On]
(see page 78). The PROGRESSIVE indicator
lights up on the recorder.
Green
Green
Blue
Blue
Red
Red
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Connecting the audio cords
If you use your TV’s speakers for listening to sound, connect the LINE 2 OUT jacks of the recorder to
the audio input jacks of your TV.
INPUT
VIDEO
Audio cord
(not supplied)
(white)
LINE 2 OUT
(white)
L
L
AUDIO
(red)
(red)
AUDIO
R
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
VIDEO
to LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R)
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
: Signal flow
z Hint
You can connect an AV amplifier to the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL) jack. Make the appropriate settings under
[Audio] setup (page 79). All the surround effects of the
system cannot be used.
Notes
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the
LINE IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This
will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
speakers.
• Do not connect the LINE 4 IN (AUDIO L/R) and LINE
2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks to your TV’s audio output
jacks at the same time. This will cause unwanted noise
to come from your TV’s speakers.
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To use the recorder’s surround function
With the audio connection above, you can enjoy
virtual surround sound effects created from the left
and right speakers.
Press SUR on the remote to turn on the function.
[SUR ON] appears on the TV screen
To turn off the function, press SUR again.
To turn the recorder on and off
Step 7: Connecting the
Mains Leads
DVD recorder
To turn the speaker system on and off
Press AMP [/1.
When you turn off the speaker system, the speaker
system enters standby mode and the [/1 indicator
on the centre unit display lights up in red.
Hookups and Settings
Plug the recorder, subwoofer, and TV mains leads
(power cords) into the mains.
Press DVD [/1.
When you turn off the recorder, the recorder enters
standby mode.
to mains
Subwoofer
to mains
Check that the "/1 indicator on the centre unit
lights up when the subwoofer mains lead is
connected.
Centre unit
FUNCTION
VOLUME
"/1 indicator
After you connect the recorder mains lead, you
must wait a short while before operating the
recorder. You can operate the recorder once the
front panel display lights up and the recorder
enters standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder, go to “Connecting the Recorder to Other
Equipment” (page 24) before connecting the
mains leads.
After all connections are complete, follow the
steps of “Step 8: Initial Setup” (page 28).
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Connecting the Recorder to Other Equipment
Connect other equipment (VCR, satellite tuner, PAY-TV decoder, etc.) to the LINE IN jacks of the
recorder.
Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting them.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack) (page 71).
See also the operating instructions supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording From Connected Equipment” (page 49). To listen to the sound
of other equipment through the speaker system, see “Enjoying TV or VCR Sound From the Speaker
System” (page 90).
Connecting a VCR or similar device
To connect to the LINE 3 jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of this recorder.
TV
VCR
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE
3/DECODER
to i
LINE1-TV
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals, which a prohibit copying, cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes,
watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV (“Line input 2” below).
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the TV/DVD
button on the remote.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected VCR.
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To connect to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks of this recorder. If you
are connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks and the equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video
cord instead of a video cord.
VCR, etc.
AUDIO
L
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R
Audio cord
(not
supplied)
Video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
S-video cord
(not supplied)
DVD recorder (front)
(rear)
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
to LINE 4 IN
VCR, etc.
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, use audio cords that distribute monaural sounds to left/
right channels (not supplied).
Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other equipment’s output
jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. Noise (feedback) may result.
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
,continued
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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.
TV
to SCART input
SCART cord (not
supplied)
Satellite tuner, etc.
to i
LINE1-TV
to i LINE
3/DECODER
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
z Hint
You do not need to turn on the recorder to view the
signals from the connected tuner on your TV.
Notes
• 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.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
tuner.
• When the recorder is turned off, the LINE 3/
DECODER jack does not accept 16:9 screen size
signals.
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DVD recorder
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder
You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the
recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder.
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes, set your recorder to receive the channels using the
Setup Display. See “[Channel Settings]” in [Settings] Setup (page 75).
to AERIAL IN
to SCART input
SCART cord (not
supplied)
Hookups and Settings
TV
Aerial cable
(supplied)
PAY-TV/Canal
Plus decoder
SCART cord (not
supplied)
to i
LINE1TV
to AERIAL
OUT
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
to i LINE
3/DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
z Hint
You do not need to turn on the recorder to view the
signals from the connected tuner on your TV.
Notes
• To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes
from the LINE 1-TV jack, set [Line1 Decoder] in
[Settings] Setup to [On] (page 78).
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
decoder.
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Step 8: Initial Setup
4
While the recorder is in stop mode, set the
AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press SET
UP.
The Setup Display appears, which allows you
to make adjustments to the recorder. For
details about the Setup Display, see page 74.
Use the Setup Displays and AMP menu to make
the initial settings for using the system. Complete
the initial setup in the following order.
1. Tuner and channel setup
Settings
m
Auto Preset
2. OSD language setup
Start
Channel Settings
Clock
m
TV Aspect
3. Clock setup
Display Mode
Line1 Decoder
m
Progressive Mode
4. TV type setup
PBC
m
Factory Setup
5. Basic speaker setup
Follow the steps from “1. Tuner and channel
setup” to “5. Basic speaker setup” below.
AMP/DVD
switch
DVD
5
Press ENTER while [Start] is selected.
The recorder automatically starts searching
for all the receivable channels and presets
them.
DVD "/1
AMP "/1
Settings
Auto Preset
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Stop
Channel Settings
Clock
Searching
11%
TV Aspect
0
Display Mode
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
AMP MENU
PBC
Factory Setup
</M/m/,,
ENTER
To manually set, disable, or fine-tune the
channels, see “[Channel Settings]” in
[Settings] Setup (page 75).
6
SET UP
1. Tuner and channel setup
1
2
3
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Turn on the TV.
Press DVD [/1 to turn on the recorder.
Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on
your TV screen.
Press < to return to the Setup Display,
and follow the steps of “2. OSD language
setup” (see below).
If you do not want to change the on-screen
display language, go to “3. Clock setup”
(page 29).
2. OSD language setup
4. TV type setup
1
1
Press M/m to select
[Language]
(language), and press ,.
Press M/m to select [TV Aspect], and press
,.
[Language] Setup appears.
Settings
Press M/m to select [OSD] (on-screen
display), and press ,.
Hookups and Settings
2
Auto Preset
Channel Settings
Clock
Language
OSD
English
Menu
Deutsch
Audio
Italiano
Subtitle
Español
TV Aspect
4:3
Display Mode
16:9
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
PBC
Factory Setup
Português
2
3
4
Press < to return to the Setup Display,
and follow the steps of “3. Clock setup”
(see below).
3. Clock setup
1
Press M/m to select
press ,.
[Settings], and
3
Press SET UP to turn off the Setup Display,
and follow the steps of “5. Basic speaker
setup” (page 29).
If you connect a TV that accepts progressive
625p format signals to the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks
Set [Progressive Mode] in [Settings] Setup to [On]
(page 78).
[Settings] Setup appears.
2
[4:3]: For a standard 4:3 screen TV without a
wide screen mode. Select [Display Mode] in
[Settings] Setup.
[16:9]: For a wide-screen TV or standard TV
with a wide screen mode.
Press M/m to select a language, and press
ENTER.
The on-screen language changes to the
selected language.
Press M/m to select the aspect ratio of the
connected TV, and press ENTER.
Press M/m to select [Clock], and check
that the clock is correctly set.
Settings
z Hint
You can make other adjustments using the Setup
Displays, such as picture, sound, and subtitle languages.
(See “DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu” on page 74.)
Auto Preset
5. Basic speaker setup
Channel Settings
Clock
Auto Adjust On
TV Aspect
Auto Adjust Off
Display Mode
Date
12 /
Progressive Mode
Year
2005
PBC
Time 12 :
04
Line1 Decoder
00
Factory Setup
If incorrect, set the clock manually (page 77).
Or, the timer recording does not work
properly.
3
Follow the steps of “4. TV type setup” (see
below).
You can reflect the current speaker positions on
the system. Enter the speaker distance from your
listening position using the AMP menu on the
centre unit display. For details about the AMP
menu, see page 91; about speaker placement, see
page 16.
1
Press AMP [/1 to turn on the speaker
system.
If “FM” or “AM” appears on the centre unit
display, press DVD on the remote to display
“DVD.”
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29
2
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP, point the
remote at the centre unit, and press AMP
MENU.
The AMP menu appears.
3
Press M/m to select “SP SETUP” (speaker
setup), and press ENTER or ,.
11Press AMP MENU to turn off the AMP
menu.
To better adjust the speaker system
You can change the speaker level etc. See
“Speaker Level Settings (“LEVEL”)” (page 93).
Example:
Basic hookups and settings are complete.
You are ready to start using the system.
4
Press M/m to select “SURR SP” (surround
speaker), and press ENTER or ,.
SL
5
SR
Press M/m to select the setting for the
position.
If unsure about the position, see ““SURR SP”
(surround speaker)” on page 92.
6
7
Press < to return to the previous layer.
Press M/m to select “FRONT DIST” (front
speaker distance), and press ENTER or
,.
L
8
R
m
Press M/m to set the front speaker
distance from the listening position.
The display changes in 0.2 m increments,
from 1.0 to 7.0 m. Enter the shorter distance if
the two speaker distances differ.
Example: When entering 5.8 m for the front
left and right speakers.
L
R
m
9 Press < to return to the previous layer.
10Repeat steps 7 to 9 to set “CEN DIST”
(centre speaker distance) and “SURR
DIST” (surround speaker distance).
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DVD Recorder Basics
Inserting and Formatting a
Disc
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
AMP/DVD switch
6
After “LOADING” disappears from the front
panel display, the display asks for
confirmation.
7
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
8
Press ENTER when [OK] appears.
• For a DVD-RW, the recorder automatically
formats in VR mode. To format in Video
mode, see “Reformatting a disc” below.
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Press < to select [OK] and press ENTER.
The recorder starts formatting the disc.
The display shows the approximate time
required.
DVD "/1
Z
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
DVD Recorder Basics
When you first insert a new disc, the recorder will
ask you to format the disc. Follow the steps below
to format the disc. You can also reformat a
DVD+RW or DVD-RW to create a blank disc.
Labelled side facing up
z Hint
For a formatted disc, you can use the disc after
“LOADING” disappears from the front panel display in
step 6 above.
Reformatting a disc
+RW
SET UP
1
2
Turn on the TV.
Press DVD &/1.
The recorder turns on.
3
4
5
Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on the
TV screen.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD.
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
-RWVR -RWVideo
You can erase all contents of a disc to create a
blank disc. To format a new DVD-RW in Video
mode, reformat the disc.
1
2
Insert a disc.
3
4
Select
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
SET UP to turn on the Setup Display.
[Disc Info] and press ,.
Select [Format DVD] and press ,.
Disc Info
Format DVD
Start
Finalize
Disc Name
Protect
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5
While [Start] is selected, press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• For DVD-RWs, select a recording format
(VR mode or Video mode) and press
ENTER.
6
Select [OK] and press ENTER.
Formatting starts.
Recording a TV Programme
on a Disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
This section introduces the basic operation to
record the current TV programme on a disc.
For details about recording, see page 41.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
0
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
Insert a disc.
For details on how to insert and format a new
disc, see “Inserting and Formatting a Disc”
(page 31).
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position you want to record.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes on the TV screen as follows:
HQ
SP
EP
SLP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 41.
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts and “z” (red) appears in the
front panel display.
Recording continues until you stop the
recording or the disc is full.
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To stop recording
Press x. Note that it may take a few seconds for
recording to stop.
z Hint
This recorder can record on various discs. Select the disc
type according to your needs (page 8).
Viewing Recorded TV
Programmes (Title List)
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
AMP/DVD
switch
AMP "/1
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD Recorder Basics
The titles of programmes recorded on a disc are
displayed in the Title List, which also displays
disc information, such as disc name, remaining
time, etc. Follow the steps below to play the
recorded programme.
You can also edit individual titles from the Title
List (page 64).
0
DISPLAY
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
x
REC MODE
1
2
PICTURE
MARK
Insert a disc.
Press AMP "/1 to turn on the speaker
system when you use it.
If “FM” or “AM” appears on the centre unit
display, press DVD on the remote to display
“DVD.”
3
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears with the contents
of the disc.
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33
Example: Title List (Original) on a DVD-RW
(VR mode)
5
Select [Play] and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title on the
disc.
1/7
Title List
Original
About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
DVD-RW
SLP
2:45:00
Free
Title 1
07/12
Title 2
0:45:00 09/12
Title 3
1:00:00 10/12
0:15:00
Title 4
13/12
Title 5
0:10:00 16/12
Title 6
0:10:00 19/12
0:25:00
A Title type (DVD-RW (VR mode) only):
Displays the title type, original or Playlist.
B Disc name (page 38):
Displays the disc type. If it is a VR mode disc,
“VR” appears in the front panel display.
C Disc space bar/remaining time:
Press REC MODE repeatedly to show the
remaining time in each of the recording
modes.
D Title’s thumbnail picture
Press </, to select the previous/next title.
If more than six titles are listed, press M/m to
display titles on the previous/next pages row
by row.
To change a title thumbnail picture
You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
picture shown in the Title List menu.
1
Play a title whose thumbnail picture you want
to change.
2
Press PICTURE MARK at the scene you want
to set for a thumbnail picture.
A thumbnail mark appears on the screen and
the scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
To stop playback
Press x.
To turn off the Title List
Press O RETURN.
E Title information:
Displays the title name, recording date, and
recording time.
Press DISPLAY to show detailed information
for the selected title (not available for a
Playlist title).
4
Each time you press TITLE LIST, you can switch
the Title List to show original or Playlist.
“PLAYLIST” appears in the front panel display
when “Playlist” is selected.
For details, see “Edits for Playlist titles” (page 63).
Select a title and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears with options
applicable to the selected title. The options
displayed differ depending on the situation
and disc type.
Chapter List
+RW
-RWVR
+R
When you select [Chapter List] from the submenu for a title, the Chapter List menu appears
with the title contents displayed as chapters.
You can play or edit individual chapters from the
sub-menu, which appears when you select a
chapter and press ENTER.
1/7
Title List
Original
Chapter List
Original
Title 1
07/12 Tue
0:45:00
DVD-RW
SLP
2:45:00
Free
1/5
Title 1
07/12
Title 2
0:45:00 09/12
Title 3
1:00:00 10/12
0:15:00
Title 4
13/12
Title 5
0:10:00 16/12
Title 6
0:10:00 19/12
0:25:00
Play
Chapter List
Erase
Edit
Playlist
Options for the selected title
• If you want to turn off the sub-menu and
re-select other title, press O RETURN.
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A Title information
B Chapter’s thumbnail picture
Press </, to select the previous/next
chapter. If more than six chapters are listed,
press M/m to display chapters on the previous/
next pages row by row.
Checking the Playback
Information and Playing
Time
To return to the Title List
Select a chapter and press ENTER. Select [Title
List] from the sub-menu and press ENTER.
z Hint
After recording, the first scene of the recording (title) is
automatically set as the thumbnail picture.
AMP/DVD
switch
Notes
• The Title List may not appear for discs created on other
DVD recorders.
• Letters that cannot be displayed appear as corrupt
characters.
• Title thumbnail pictures are displayed only on this
recorder.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail pictures to
be displayed.
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may change to
the first scene of the recording (title).
• Title thumbnails are set at a point approximate to where
the PICTURE MARK button is pressed, and the result
may be slightly different from the intended one.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DVD Recorder Basics
You can check the playback information and
remaining time displayed on the TV screen or the
front panel display of the recorder.
0
DISPLAY
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TIME
Checking the playback information
in the on-screen display
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
DISPLAY to show various playback information
on the TV screen.
The items displayed differ depending on the disc
type or playing status. To turn off the on-screen
display, press DISPLAY again.
You can select an item by pressing M/m and
change or select the setting by pressing </,.
For details about each item, see the pages in
parentheses.
1/7
1/23
00:00:30
1 ENG
D
5.1CH
1 ENG
1/1
SUR OFF
Title
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[Title]: Current title (or track) number/total
number of titles (or tracks) (56)
[Chapter]: Current chapter number/total number
of chapters (56)
[Time]: Elapsed playing time (56) (also displays
remaining time when TIME is pressed)
[Audio]: Selected audio language (DVD VIDEO
only) or audio channel (53)
[Subtitle]: Selected subtitle (53)
[Angle]: Selected angle/total number of angles
(53)
[Sound]: Selected sound mode (53)
Example: When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track
number
m
Remaining time of the current track
m
Playing time of the disc
m
Remaining time of the disc
Notes
z Hint
When using the speaker system, you can check the audio
surround information on the centre unit display
(page 84).
Note
If no button is pressed for ten seconds, the playback
information display will turn off.
Checking the playing time and
remaining time
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DVD
DATA CD
You can view the playing or remaining time
information displayed on the TV screen and the
front panel display. The same information
displayed in the front panel display is shown on
the TV screen.
Press TIME repeatedly.
The items displayed differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
◆Front panel display of the recorder
Example: When playing a DVD
Playing time and number of the current title
TITLE
CHP
Remaining time of the current title
TITLE
36
CHP
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be displayed
correctly.
• If you create a Playlist title longer than “13:15:21,” the
display is reset to “0:00:00” and restarts counting.
Changing the Name of a
Recorded Programme (Title
Input)
4
Select [Title Name] and press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
The default title name is displayed in the input
row.
Input row
Character type box
Title 1
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Upper Case
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
6
7
8
9
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
0
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Erase
Character palette
5
Move to the character type box and press
</, to select a character type.
You can select [Upper Case], [Lower Case],
or [Symbol].
The character palette switches according to
the character type you select.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List.
For details about the Title List, see page 33.
2
3
5
A
• Press </, to move between the setting
buttons. To move between the setting
buttons, character palette, and character type
box on the display, press M/m.
• To move the cursor to the left or right within
the input row, select [b] or [B] and press
ENTER.
• To erase a character, move the cursor to the
right of the character in the input row. Select
[Erase] and press ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
4
Finish Cancel Space
0
TITLE LIST
3
Setting buttons
AMP/DVD
switch
Number
buttons
2
DVD Recorder Basics
The titles recorded on a disc are named
sequentially ([Title 1], [Title 2], …) by default.
You can rename titles using the display for
entering characters, which also appears for
renaming a disc or station.
Up to 21 characters can be entered for a title or
disc name and 5 characters for a station name, but
the actual number of characters displayed in
menus such as the Title List will vary.
1
Select a title and press ENTER.
Select [Edit] from the sub-menu and press
ENTER.
6
Move to the character palette, press </
M/m/, to select the character, and press
ENTER.
The selected character appears in the input
row.
A
Edit options for the selected title appear.
Upper Case
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Finish Cancel Space
0
Erase
• To enter a letter with an accent mark, select
the letter followed by an accent.
Example: Select “a” and then “ ` ” to enter
“à.”
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37
• To insert a space, select [Space] and press
ENTER.
• To insert a character, move the cursor to the
right of the position where you want to insert
the character. Select the character from the
character palette and press ENTER.
7
Labelling and Protecting a
Disc
AMP/DVD
switch
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to enter the
remaining characters.
ABC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Upper Case
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
Finish Cancel Space
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Erase
• If you want to return to the Title List without
renaming the title, select [Cancel] and press
ENTER.
8
Select [Finish] and press ENTER.
SET UP
To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters.
1
Select the row containing the character to be
input and press a number button.
Example: To input “MT”
Select the “K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T” row.
Press the number 3 button, followed by the
number 0 button.
2
Select [Finish] and press ENTER.
Labelling a disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
A disc is automatically labelled as its disc type.
You can change the disc name (up to 21 characters).
1
2
Insert a disc.
3
4
Select
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
SET UP to turn on the Setup Display.
[Disc Info] and press ,.
Select [Disc Name] and press ,.
Disc Info
Format DVD
Finalize
Disc Name
Protect
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Edit
5
While [Edit] is selected, press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
To enter characters, see page 37.
Note
+RW
Label the disc before you finalize it. Once a disc is
finalized, you cannot change the disc name.
+R
-RWVR
You can protect all titles on the disc to prevent
accidental recording, editing, or erasing.
1
2
Insert a disc.
3
4
Select
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
SET UP to turn on the Setup Display.
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Finalizing is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
(Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R, a DVD menu
will be automatically created, which can be
displayed on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
DVD Recorder Basics
Protecting a Disc
+RW
Playing a DVD on Other
Equipment (Finalize)
Differences between the disc types
+RW
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. However,
you may need to finalize the disc for
certain DVD equipment, or if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
-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 the disc.
-RWVideo
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to edit or
record on it again, unfinalize the disc.
+R
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
[Disc Info] and press ,.
Select [Protect] and press ,.
Disc Info
Format DVD
Finalize
Disc Name
Protect
Off
On
5
Select [On] and press ENTER.
To cancel the protection
Repeat the steps above, and select [Off] and press
ENTER in step 5.
z Hint
For DVD+RWs and DVD+Rs, you can set protection for
individual titles (page 66).
-R
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39
To unfinalize a DVD-RW
AMP/DVD
switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW that
has been finalized (a message appears), unfinalize
the disc by selecting [Unfinalize] in step 5 above.
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalized or not.
If you cannot select [Finalize] in step 5 above, the disc
has already been finalized.
0
Notes
• The time required for finalizing depends on the disc
type, recording time, or the number of titles recorded
on the disc.
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or
the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize the disc if it
was recorded on another recorder.
• If the recording time is short, the disc may not be
playable on some DVD players.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
SET UP
1
2
Insert a disc.
3
4
Select
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
SET UP to turn on the Setup Display.
[Disc Info] and press ,.
Select [Finalize] and press ,.
Disc Info
Format DVD
Finalize
Finalize
Disc Name
Protect
5
Select [Finalize] and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
6
Select [OK] and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
Approximate remaining time for finalizing
appears on the screen. Some discs may require
more time than is indicated.
7
40
Press ENTER when [OK] appears.
Notes
Recording
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
z Hints
• Up to 49 titles can be recorded on a DVD+RW or
DVD+R. For other recordable discs, 99 titles.
• When using a DVD+RW, you can overwrite a
previously recorded title (page 49).
• You can select the picture size to be recorded on DVDRWs (VR mode). Select [4:3] or [16:9] for [Rec Aspect
Ratio] in [Rec Setting] Setup (page 82).
Recording mode
Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has four different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select the High Quality
mode (HQ). If recording time is your priority,
Super Long Play mode (SLP) can be a possible
choice.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
Note that the recording time in the following table
is an approximate guide.
Recording mode
Recording time
(minute)
HQ (High quality)
60
SP (Standard mode)
R
120
EP
r
240
SLP (Long duration)
360
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
This recorder can receive and record stereo and
bilingual programmes based on the ZWEITON
system or the NICAM system.
Before you start recording bilingual programmes,
press the
(audio) button repeatedly to select
the audio channel (Main+Sub, Main, or Sub). The
selected channel is displayed on the TV screen and
applied to the recording. For timer recordings,
“Main+Sub” is automatically selected. Note that
you cannot switch the audio channel while
recording.
Recording
• This recorder can record on various discs. Select
the disc type according to your needs (page 8).
• Use the Title List to check the available
recording time for the disc (page 33). For
DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs, you can erase titles
to free up disc space (page 63).
• 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.
• The available remaining recording time displayed is an
estimate and the actual time may differ.
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based
programme is received, “ST” or “BIL” appears in
the front panel display.
NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “NICAM” appears in the
front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
[NICAM/Standard] of [Channel Settings] in
[Settings] Setup to on (default). If the sound is not
clear when listening to NICAM broadcasts, set
[NICAM/Standard] to off (see “[Channel
Settings]” on page 75).
z Hints
• When playing on other DVD equipment, you may not
be able to switch between the main and sub sounds for
bilingual programmes. Select either “Main” or “Sub”
before you start recording if you plan to play the disc
on other DVD equipment.
• You can switch the audio channel and select the
speaker output (page 89).
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41
Unrecordable pictures
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard signal,
the recorder stops recording.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
Recordable discs
+RW
+R
Copy-Once
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
-RWVR
Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2 with
CPRM*
Copy-Never
None
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment.
Timer Recording (Standard
and VIDEO Plus+)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can set the timer for a total of seven
programmes, up to one month in advance.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and VIDEO Plus+ method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• VIDEO Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number
designated for each TV programme (page 44).
Notes
• Timer recordings cannot be made if the recorder is
turned on.
• While recording, you cannot set additional timer
recordings.
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
AMP/DVD
switch
DVD '/1
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TIMER
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
x
42
1
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
5
Press ENTER.
The Timer List appears with the timer setting
you made.
Timer List
: PDC/VPS
PR
Date
Start
Length
Mode
Check
12
12/4 Tue
19:20
30
SP
Rec. OK
Labelled side facing up
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOADING” disappears from the
front panel display.
For details on how to insert and format a new
disc, see “Inserting and Formatting a Disc”
(page 31).
3
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TIMER.
Timer Standard
SP
100 Min Free
PR
Date
Start
Stop
Mode
Repeat
PDC/VPS
12
12/4 Tue
19:20
19:50
SP
Today
Off
• If the Timer List or [Video Plus +] menu
appears, press TIMER repeatedly to switch
the display to [Timer Standard].
4
Press </, to select an item and press
M/m to adjust the setting.
[PR]: Selects the programme position or input
source.
[Date]: Sets the date up to one month in
advance.
[Start]: Sets the start time.
[Stop]: Sets the stop time.
[Mode]: Selects the recording mode
(page 41). If you select [AT], you can use the
Rec Mode Adjust function. See “Rec Mode
Adjust” on page 44.
[Repeat]: Selects a repeat option from
[Today], [Mon-Fri], and [Weekly].
[PDC/VPS]: Sets the PDC/VPS function. See
“About the PDC/VPS function” below.
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
To make another timer setting, press TIMER
to return to the [Timer Standard] menu and
repeat steps 4 and 5.
6
Press O RETURN to turn off the Timer
List.
7
Press DVD '/1 to set your recorder to
standby mode.
Recording
2
The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the
front panel and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x. Note that it may take a few seconds for
the recorder to stop recording.
About the PDC/VPS function
PDC/VPS signals are transmitted with TV
programmes in some broadcast systems. These
signals ensure that timer recordings are made
regardless of any broadcast delays, early starts, or
broadcast interruptions.
◆To use the PDC/VPS function
Set [PDC/VPS] to [On] in step 4 above. [*]
appears next to the [Start] time of the timer setting
in the Timer List.
When you turn on this function, the recorder starts
scanning the channel before the timer recording
starts. If you are watching TV when scanning
starts, a message will appear on the TV screen. If
you want to watch TV, switch to your TV’s tuner.
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43
Rec Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for the
recording, the recorder automatically selects the
recording mode that will record the entire
programme. To use this function, select [AT] for
the recording mode and set [PDC/VPS] to [Off].
If timer settings overlap
If timer settings overlap, [Dup. Date] will appear
in the Timer List. For details, see “When timer
settings overlap” (page 46).
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 channel of that
programme are set automatically.
Check that the channels are correctly set in
[Channel Settings] in [Settings] Setup (page 75).
AMP/DVD
switch
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” (page 46).
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 DVD '/1 to turn on the recorder. Press DVD '/
1 again to set the recorder to standby mode before the
timer recording starts.
Notes
• Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the
timer recording. If not, the timer recording cannot be
made.
To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite
tuner and select the satellite programme you want to
record. Leave the satellite tuner turned on until the
recorder finishes recording.
• The recorder must be in standby mode for the timer
recording to be made.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. [Dup.
Date] will appear for the overlapped setting in the
Timer List. Check the priority order of the settings
(page 46).
• The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a timer
recording and the PDC/VPS function set to off. It does
not function with Quick Timer (page 48).
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC/VPS function.
• If the TIMER REC indicator flashes on the front panel,
check that a recordable disc is inserted correctly and
available recording time on the disc is enough.
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CLEAR
DVD '/1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Number
buttons
0
TIMER
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
x
1
2
Insert a recordable disc.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TIMER twice.
Video Plus +
Number
Repeat
Today
• If the Timer List or [Timer Standard] menu
appears, press TIMER repeatedly to switch
the display to [Video Plust +].
3
Press the number buttons to enter the
PlusCode number.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
4
Press , to move to [Repeat], and press
M/m to select a repeat option.
You can select [Today], [Mon-Fri], or
[Weekly].
5
Press ENTER.
The programme position, date, start and stop
times, recording mode, repeat option, and
PDC/VPS setting (page 43) appear.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x. Note that it may take a few seconds for
the recorder to stop recording.
If timer settings overlap
If timer settings overlap, [Dup. Date] will appear
in the Timer List. For details, see “When timer
settings overlap” (page 46).
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
Timer Standard
SP
100 Min Free
Date
Start
Stop
Mode
Repeat
PDC/VPS
12
12/4 Tue
19:20
19:50
SP
Today
Off
Press </, to select an item and press M/m
to change the setting, if necessary.
6
Press ENTER.
The Timer List appears with the timer setting
you made.
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” (page 46).
z Hints
• The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this
timer method (page 44).
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press DVD '/1 to turn on the recorder. Press DVD '/
1 again to set the recorder to standby mode before the
timer recording starts.
Recording
PR
Notes
Timer List
: PDC/VPS
PR
Date
Start
Length
Mode
Check
12
12/4 Tue
19:20
30
SP
Rec. OK
To make another timer setting, press TIMER
to return to the [Video Plus +] menu and
repeat from step 3 to 6.
7
Press O RETURN to turn off the Timer
List.
8
Press DVD '/1 to set your recorder to
standby mode.
• Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the
timer recording. If not, the timer recording cannot be
made.
• The recorder must be in standby mode for the timer
recording to be made.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. [Dup.
Date] will appear for the overlapped setting in the
Timer List. Check the priority order of the settings
(page 46).
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC/VPS function.
• If the TIMER REC indicator flashes on the front panel,
check that a recordable disc is inserted correctly and
available recording time on the disc is enough.
The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the
front panel and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
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Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(Timer List)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
2
The programme position, date, start and stop
times, recording mode, repeat option, and
PDC/VPS setting for the selected timer setting
appear.
3
-R
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the Timer List menu.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
Press </, to select an item and press
M/m to change the setting.
• If you want to return to the Timer List
without changing, press TIMER.
4
Press ENTER.
The information for the selected timer setting
is updated.
AMP/DVD
switch
1
Select a timer setting and press ENTER.
Cancelling the timer settings
1
0
After step 1 above, select a timer setting
and press CLEAR.
The display asks for confirmation.
TIMER
Changing the timer settings
The Timer List can contain up to seven timer
settings. You can select a timer setting and modify
it before the recording starts.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TIMER repeatedly to turn on the Timer List.
All the timer settings are listed. You can check
information such as the recording date, time,
recording mode, etc.
Timer List
PR
Select [OK] and press ENTER.
The selected timer setting is deleted from the
Timer List.
• If you want to cancel the deletion, select
[Cancel] and press ENTER in step 2.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
2
: PDC/VPS
To turn off the Timer List
Press O RETURN.
When timer settings overlap
If a timer setting overlaps with another timer
setting (i.e., [Dup. Date] appears in the Timer
List), the programme that starts first has priority
and the second programme starts recording only
after the first programme has finished.
7:00
9:00
10:00
will be cut off
B
Check
Date
Start
Length
Mode
12
12/4 Tue
19:20
30
SP
Rec. OK
12
13/4 Wed
20:00
30
SP
Dup. Date
10
13/4 Wed
20:15
15
SP
Dup. Date
◆When recordings start at the same time
The programme that is set first has priority. In this
example, timer setting A is set after B, so the first
part of timer setting A will not be recorded.
7:00
• [Rec. OK] indicates that the timer recording
will be made as you set. If the timer settings
overlap, [Dup. Date] will appear.
• [*] next to the [Start] time indicates that
[PDC/VPS] is set to [On] (page 43).
46
8:00
A
8:00
A
B
9:00
10:00
◆When the end time of one recording and the
start time of another are the same
After finishing the previous recording, the other
recording may be delayed.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Recording Without the
Timer
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
A
B
AMP/DVD
switch
Notes
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PROG +/–
INPUT
SELECT
t TV/DVD
Recording
• While recording, you cannot change the timer setting
for the current recording.
• When [PDC/VPS] is set to [On] for one or more timer
recordings, the start times may change in the event of a
broadcast delay or early start.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. [Dup.
Date] will appear for the overlapped setting in the
Timer List. Check the priority order of the settings.
1
TITLE LIST
DISPLAY
</M/m/,,
ENTER
X
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
Insert a recordable disc.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Press PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT to select
the programme position or input source
you want to record.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes on the TV screen as follows:
HQ
SP
EP
SLP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 41.
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts and “z” (red) appears in the
front panel display.
Recording continues until you stop the
recording or the disc is full.
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47
To stop recording
To check the Quick Timer
Press x. Note that it may take a few seconds for
recording to stop.
To pause recording
Press z REC once while recording. The
remaining recording time and other recording
information (programme position, recording
mode, etc.) appear momentarily on the TV screen.
Press X. To restart recording, press the button
again.
To cancel or stop the Quick Timer
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, set
your TV to the TV input using the t TV/DVD
button and select the programme you want to
watch. If your TV is connected to the LINE 2 OUT
or COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV
to TV input using the t TV/DVD button
(page 98).
z Hint
If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can
turn off the TV. When using a decoder, make sure to
leave it on.
Notes
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start
recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording or during recording pause.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme
while recording another PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programme.
To return the recorder to normal recording mode,
press z REC twice while recording. [Continue]
appears momentarily on the TV screen.
To stop recording, press x. Note that it may take
a few seconds for recording to stop.
To extend the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly while recording. After
the recorder returns to normal recording mode, the
recording time extends by 10 minutes (up to the
capacity of the disc).
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check recording information such as
recording time or recording mode, etc.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
DISPLAY during recording.
Recording information appears on the TV screen.
0:19:55
Input : Pr. 8
Using the Quick Timer function
MONO
SP 1H 40M Free
You can set the recorder to record in 10-minute
increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
Recording starts after the first press. The Quick
Timer starts from the second press, and then each
additional press increases the recording time by 10
minutes within the available free space on the disc.
Continue
10M
20M
30M
A Elapsed recording time
B Programme position or input source
C Recording status bar
D Audio channel
E Recording mode
The remaining recording time appears
momentarily on the TV screen.
The time counter in the front panel display
decreases to 0:00 (or when the disc is full), then
the recorder stops recording (power turns off).
48
F Available recording time for the disc
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
z Hint
While recording, you can check the recording time and
other information, such as disc type/format, title/chapter
number, etc., shown in the front panel display
(page 111).
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder automatically divides a recording (a
title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at 5,
10, or 15-minute intervals during recording. Select
the interval, [5Min], [10Min], or [15Min] for
[Auto Chapter] in [Rec Setting] Setup (page 82).
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+RW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
You can use the Title List to make a new recording
over a title previously recorded on the disc. For
details about the Title List, see page 33.
Insert a DVD+RW.
4
5
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List.
6
Press z REC.
-R
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. To connect a VCR or similar device, see
“Connecting a VCR or similar device” (page 24).
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the
equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).
Overwriting a recorded title
1
2
3
+R
Recording
z Hint
You can create chapters manually when playing a
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (VR mode), or DVD+R
(page 68).
Recording From Connected
Equipment
0
INPUT
SELECT
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD.
Press PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT to select
a programme position or input source.
Press </M/m/, to select the title you
want to overwrite.
Recording starts.
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
To stop recording
Press x. Note that it may take a few seconds for
recording to stop.
z Hint
If you erase a title from a DVD+RW, it appears as
[Erased title] in the Title List. However, this will not
increase the remaining time on the disc. You can select
[Erased title] from the Title List and make a new
recording on top of it (page 65).
Insert a recordable disc.
Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection you
made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
TV programme
position
LINE1
DV
3
LINE4
LINE2
LINE3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
Notes
• A protected title cannot be overwritten (page 66).
• If the selected title is shorter than the new recording, or
less than ten seconds, the recorder automatically
overwrites the next title in the Title List. If you do not
want a title to be overwritten, protect the title (page 66).
HQ
4
SP
EP
SLP
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
,continued
49
5
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.
If you connect a digital video camera with a DV
IN jack
See “DV Dubbing” (page 70) for an explanation
of how to record from the DV IN jack.
Notes
• When recording a video game image, the screen may
not be clear.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
guard signal cannot be recorded. The recorder
automatically stops recording after a few seconds.
50
5
Playback
For details about the Title List, see “Viewing
Recorded TV Programmes (Title List)” (page
33).
Playing DVDs and VIDEO
CDs
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST.
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
DVD
1/7
Title List
Original
VCD
DVD-RW
SLP
AMP/DVD switch
Z
DVD '/1
AMP '/1
Number
buttons,
SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
6
Title 2
0:45:00 09/12
Title 3
1:00:00 10/12
0:15:00
Title 4
13/12
Title 5
0:10:00 16/12
Title 6
0:10:00 19/12
0:25:00
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
0
TITLE LIST
TOP MENU
Title 1
07/12
Playback
DVD
2:45:00
Free
7
Select [Play], and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title on the
disc.
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
H
x
1
2
1
Select [Chapter List] from the sub-menu in
step 7 above.
The Chapter List of the selected title appears.
For details about the Chapter List, see
page 34.
2
3
Select the chapter and press ENTER.
Turn on the TV and set it to video input.
Press AMP '/1 to turn on the speaker
system.
If “FM” or “AM” appears on the centre unit
display, press DVD on the remote to display
“DVD.”
3
To select a chapter from the Chapter List
(DVD+RW, DVD-RW (VR mode), and DVD+R
only)
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
Select [Play] from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected chapter.
To use the DVD’s Menu
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalized
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, you can display the disc’s menu by
pressing TOP MENU or MENU.
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
Playback side facing down
4
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
If you inserted a DVD VIDEO or VIDEO CD,
press H. Playback starts automatically
depending on the disc.
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on your
TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions, the menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and press
ENTER. Then, follow the instructions in the menu
(press H when “Press SELECT” appears).
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51
To save the power in standby mode
Press AMP "/1 and/or DVD "/1 while the
system turns on. To cancel standby mode, press
the button once.
To stop playback
Press x.
To resume playback from the point where you
stopped the disc (Resume Play)
The recorder stores the point where you stopped
the disc even if the disc is removed or the recorder
turns off.
Press x once to stop playback. When you play the
disc next time, the recorder resumes playback
from the point where you stopped the disc.
To start from the beginning, press x twice.
Playback starts from the beginning of the title/
track/scene.
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you play another title.
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you make a recording.
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the message
[Playback limited by Parental Control.] and the
display for entering your password appear on the
TV screen.
1
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
2
Press SET to select [OK].
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see “Parental
Control Settings” (page 81).
z Hints
• To play without PBC functions, set [PBC] to [Off] in
[Settings] Setup (page 78). VIDEO CDs are played in
continuous play mode only.
• You can also use the H button in step 7 (page 51) to
start playback.
• To play a title including hidden chapters on a
DVD+RW or DVD+R, select [Full Play] in step 7
(page 51). For details about hidden chapters, see
page 68.
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Playback options
Z
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Playback
MUTING
</M/m/,
2 +/–
/
./>
m
/
M
X
H
ZOOM
A-B
REPEAT
RANDOM
SUR
Buttons
Operations
Discs
Z (open/close)
Stops playing and opens the disc tray.
All discs
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
All discs
. (previous)/
> (next)
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/
chapter/scene/track.
All discs
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when repeatedly
pressed during playback.
Search speed changes as follows:
All discs
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
fast reverse
FR1 T
FR2 T T
FR3 T T T
FR4*1 T T T T
fast forward
t FF1
t t FF2
t t t FF3
t t t t FF4*1
*1FR4
and FF4 are not
available for VIDEO
CDs.
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Buttons
Operations
Discs
Plays in slow motion when pressed repeatedly in
pause mode.
Playback speed changes as follows:
All discs
(slow)
reverse slow*2
SR1 T
SR2 T T
SR3 T T T
SR4 T T T T
/
(instant
replay/instant
advance)
(audio)
forward slow
t SF1
t t SF2
t t t SF3
t t t t SF4*2
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
will advance the image frame by frame in pause
mode.
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc
when pressed repeatedly.
*2
SR1-SR4 and SF4
are not available for
VIDEO CDs.
-RWVR -RWVideo
+RW
-R
+R
DVD
All discs
DVD : Selects the language.
+RW
+R
-R
-RWVR -RWVideo
Selects one of the recorded audio tracks.
SUR (Surround)
VCD :
Switches the Surround effect on ([SUR ON]) or off
([SUR OFF]) when pressed during playback.
Surround lets you enjoy virtual surround sound effects
created from the front left and right speakers.
This function is for equipment connected to the LINE
output jacks.
All discs
(subtitle)
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
(angle)
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
“
” appears briefly at the scene where the angle to
be changed.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
recorded on the disc, “
” appears in the front panel
display.
DVD
Mutes the sound when using the speaker system. To
cancel, press MUTING again or 2 +.
All discs
MUTING
To resume normal playback, press H.
Notes
• If
appears, the operation is not available on the disc.
• When playing the discs recorded on this recorder,
angles and subtitles cannot be changed.
• For a Super VCD, you cannot select audio track 2 if one
is recorded on the disc.
• When playing DVD-RWs (VR mode), surround effect
may be lost in some Sound Field settings.
To enlarge a video image (Zoom)
Press ZOOM repeatedly while viewing the picture
as follows:
×2 size t ×4 size t normal size
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2
You can move the image using </M/m/,.
To resume normal playback, press CLEAR.
Note
The zoom function may not work depending on the disc.
Note
For a VIDEO CD with PBC function, set [PBC] to [Off]
in [Settings] Setup (page 78).
To play repeatedly
Press REPEAT repeatedly to select an item to be
repeated.
[Chapter]: Repeats the current chapter. (DVD
only)
[Title]: Repeats the current title. (DVD only)
[Track]: Repeats the current track. (VIDEO CD
only)
[All]: Repeats all the tracks on the disc. (VIDEO
CD only)
[Off]: Does not play repeatedly.
To watch TV in the sub picture during playback
(Picture-in-Picture)
You can view a TV programme in the sub picture
while playing a disc.
Press
(Picture-in-Picture) during playback to
turn on the sub picture on the TV screen.
Playback
Notes
• For a VIDEO CD with PBC function, set [PBC] to
[Off] in [Settings] Setup (page 78).
• If you press ./> (previous/next), x (stop), or
(instant replay) during Repeat Play, Repeat Play
is cancelled.
To repeat a specific portion (A-B)
You can play a specific portion of a title, chapter,
or track repeatedly.
1
2
During playback, when you find the starting
point (point A) of the portion to be repeated,
press A-B.
[A-] appears on the TV screen.
When you reach the ending point (point B),
press A-B again.
[A-B] appears and the recorder starts
repeating this specific portion.
To return to normal playback, press A-B to
select [Off].
Note
A-B Repeat Play may not work properly with some
Super VCDs.
To play in random order (VIDEO CD or Karaoke
DVD only)
Press RANDOM during playback. [RANDOM]
appears on the TV screen.
To return to normal playback, press RANDOM
again.
z Hint
To play another title in random order, press ./>.
To change the programme position or input source
for the sub picture, press PROG +/– or INPUT
SELECT.
To change the sub picture position, press </,.
Each press moves the sub picture clockwise or
counterclockwise.
To turn off the sub picture, press
again.
z Hint
If you watch TV in full screen, press x to stop playback.
Notes on the recorder’s surround function
• The SUR button on the remote works for LINE
1- TV jack, LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jack,
and LINE 3/DECODER jack output only. To
enjoy the surround effects of the speaker system,
see page 85.
• The function may not work with some discs.
• When you turn on this function, turn off the
surround settings of the connected TV or
amplifier (receiver).
• Make sure that your listening position is between
and at an equal distance from your speakers, and
that the speakers are located in similar
surroundings.
Note on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise
will be heard from the LINE output stereo jacks.
To avoid possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the LINE output stereo jacks of the recorder are
connected to an amplification system. To enjoy
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DTS Digital Surround™ playback, the supplied
speaker system must be connected to the digital
optical jack of the recorder.
Note on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track
DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL OUT jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
[DTS] to [On] in [Audio] Setup (page 79).
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
DVD
VCD
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
VIDEO CD by track. 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.
AMP/DVD
switch
Number
buttons,
SET
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
SEARCH
MODE
BOOKMARK
DISPLAY
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
DISPLAY during playback.
The on-screen display appears.
1/7
1/23
00:00:30
1 ENG
D
5.1CH
1 ENG
1/1
SUR OFF
Title
2
Select a search item, and press ENTER.
• Title (for DVDs)
• Chapter (for DVDs)
• Track (for VIDEO CDs with PBC function
off)
• Time (searches for the starting point of
entered time code)
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3
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, time code,
etc., you want.
For example: Time search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “21020” and press SET.
If you enter the wrong number, press CLEAR
to cancel the number, then select another
number.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
number or scene.
Playing Music CDs and MP3
Audio Tracks
CD
DATA CD
The recorder can play MP3 audio tracks on DATA
CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs). For details
about MP3 audio tracks, see “About MP3 audio
tracks” (page 60).
AMP/DVD
switch
DVD
AMP '/1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Playback
z Hint
You can also search for the item using </, in step 3
above. Press ENTER to start playback.
0
Bookmarking a favourite scene
You can have the recorder store specific portions
of the disc in memory and play immediately
whenever you want. Up to nine bookmarks can be
set.
TOP MENU
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
To set a bookmark
H
During playback, press BOOKMARK when you
find a scene to be bookmarked.
The bookmark number appears on the TV screen.
To search for a bookmarked scene
1
1
Press SEARCH MODE.
The bookmark search display appears.
3
Press </, or the number buttons to select
the bookmark number.
Playback starts from the bookmarked scene
you selected.
Press SEARCH MODE to turn off the display.
To erase a bookmark
1
2
3
Press SEARCH MODE to turn on the
bookmark search display.
Press </, or the number buttons to select
the bookmark number you want to erase, and
press CLEAR.
Press AMP '/1 to turn on the speaker
system.
If “FM” or “AM” appears on the centre unit
display, press DVD to display “DVD.”
• When you use the list menu displayed on the
TV screen, turn on the TV and set it to video
input. You can easily select a track from the
list.
12-------
2
x
2
Insert a disc.
The list menu appears on the TV screen.
Example: DATA CDs
00:00:00
MP3
List
Program
ROCK BEST HIT
KARAOKE
MY FAVOURITE SONG
R&B
JAZZ
CLASSIC
SALSA OF CUBA
BOSSA NOVA
Press SEARCH MODE to turn off the display.
Playback starts automatically depending on
the disc.When selecting a track, go to step 3.
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3
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select an
album, and press ENTER.
Playback options
The list of tracks within the album appears.
To return to the album list, select [
] and
press ENTER.
4
Z
Select a track and press H or ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected track.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
To stop playback
Press x.
When you start playback the next time, the
recorder resumes playback from the point where
you stopped the track.
Press x twice to play from the beginning of the
disc/track.
MUTING
2 +/–
./>
m/M
H
Note on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise
will be heard from the LINE output stereo jacks.
To avoid possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the LINE output stereo jacks of the recorder are
connected to an amplification system. To enjoy
DTS Digital Surround™ playback, the supplied
speaker system must be connected to the digital
optical jack of the recorder.
z Hints
• For CDs, you can also select the track number by
pressing the number buttons in step 3 above.
• Press M/m to go to the next/previous page of the list.
• If you press O RETURN, playback stops and the list
menu disappears. To turn on the list menu again, press
MENU.
• When the disc contains both MP3 audio tracks and
JPEG image files, you can switch between lists. Press
TOP MENU, then press </, to select [MP3] or
[JPEG] on the top of the menu, and press ENTER.
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X
A-B
REPEAT
SUR
RANDOM
Buttons
Operations
Z (open/
close)
Stops playing and opens the
disc tray.
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
./>
(previous/
next)
Goes to the beginning of the
previous/next track.
m/M
(fast reverse/
fast forward)
(not available
for DATA
CDs)
Fast reverses/fast forwards the
disc when repeatedly pressed
during playback.
Search speed changes as
follows:
fast reverse fast forward
FR1 T t FF1
FR2 T T t t FF2
FR3 T T T t t t FF3
Buttons
Operations
SUR
(Surround)
Switches the Surround effect on
([SUR ON]) or off when
pressed during playback.
Surround lets you enjoy virtual
surround sound effects created
from the front left and right
speakers. This function is for
equipment connected to the
LINE output jacks. (See the
notes on Surround effect on
page 55.)
MUTING
You can play the contents of a disc in the order
you want by arranging the order of the tracks on
the disc. Up to 99 tracks for CDs and 256 tracks
for DATA CDs can be programmed. The
programme is cleared when the disc is removed.
AMP/DVD
switch
Plays tracks in random order
when pressed. [Random]
appears.
REPEAT
Selects the item to be repeated
when pressed repeatedly during
playback.
[TRACK]: Repeats the current
track.
[ALL]: Repeats all the tracks on
the disc (CD) or album (DATA
CD).
Selects a specific portion to be
repeated when pressed during
playback.
Press A-B to find the starting
point (point A) of the portion.
[A] appears.
Press A-B again to reach the
ending point (point B). [A-B]
appears.
CLEAR
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Playback
Mutes the sound when using the
speaker system. To cancel,
press MUTING again or 2 +.
RANDOM
A-B
(A-B Repeat)
Creating your own programme
(Programme Play)
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
H
x
PROGRAM
REPEAT
1
Insert a disc.
The list menu appears.
Example: DATA CDs
00:00:00
MP3
List
Program
ROCK BEST HIT
KARAOKE
MY FAVOURITE SONG
To resume normal playback, press H.
To cancel the Random, Repeat, or A-B Repeat
function, press the button again to turn off the
indicator.
R&B
JAZZ
CLASSIC
SALSA OF CUBA
BOSSA NOVA
When selecting a track on a music CD, go to
step 3.
2
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select an
album, and press ENTER.
3
4
Select the track you want to programme.
Press PROGRAM, or press , to select
[ ] (programme) and press ENTER.
The selected track is displayed on [Program]
list.
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00:00:00
About MP3 audio tracks
003/009
MP3
List
Program
2-My Romance.mp3
1-Waltz for Debby.mp3
2-My Romance.mp3
3-Milestones.mp3
4-My Funny Valentine.mp3
5-Autumn Leaves.mp3
6-All Blues.mp3
7-In A Silent Way.mp3
5
Repeat steps 2 to 4 to add more tracks to
the list.
To add all the tracks on the disc, select [
(programme all) and press ENTER.
6
7
]
Select the track you want to start playing in
[Program] list.
Press H or ENTER to start Programme
Play.
The tracks in the list are played in the
programmed order.
Playback stops after all the tracks in the list
are played.
To erase a track from the [Program] list
1
2
Select the track from [Program] list.
Press CLEAR, or select [ ] (erase) and press
ENTER.
To erase all the tracks in the list, select [ ]
(erase all) and press ENTER.
To repeat the programme
During Programme Play, press REPEAT to select
the item to be repeated.
[TRACK]: Repeats the current track.
[ALL]: Repeats all the tracks on the list.
No display: Does not play repeatedly.
To stop playback during Programme Play
Press x.
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MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio
Layer 3) format. However, the discs must be
recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2,
or Joliet format for the recorder to recognize the
tracks. You can also play discs recorded in Multi
Session.
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
z Hints
• Playback stops when all the MP3 audio tracks within
the album are played.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
Notes
• The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs
created in the Packet Write format.
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” even if they are not in MP3 format. Playing
this data may generate a loud noise which could
damage your speaker system.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
• The recorder can recognize up to a total number of 999
albums and tracks in a DATA CD. 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.
• Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can be
used for album or track names.
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
Playing JPEG Image Files
3
The selected image is displayed in the preview
window.
• If you set a slide show speed mode ( )
other than [X] (off), the slide show starts
from the selected file. See “Enjoying a slide
show” below.
DATA CD
You can play JPEG image files on DATA CDs
(CD-Rs/CD-RWs). For details about JPEG image
files, see “About JPEG image files” (page 62).
4
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Press H or ENTER.
The selected image is displayed in full screen.
AMP/DVD
switch
1
Select the file you want to view.
To rotate a image
To view the previous or next image
TOP MENU
Playback
Press M/m while viewing the image. Each press
rotates the image clockwise or counterclockwise
by 90 degrees.
0
Press ./> or </,.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
To return to the list menu
./>
Press x.
H
x
X
1
Insert a DATA CD.
The list menu appears on the TV screen.
Enjoying a slide show
You can play JPEG image files on a DATA CD
successively as a slide show.
JPEG
List
z Hints
• Press M/m to go to the next/previous page of the list.
• Press O RETURN repeatedly to turn off the list menu.
To turn on the list menu, press MENU.
Preview
JPEG Folder 1
JPEG Folder 2
1
Select the folder you want to view, and
press ENTER.
2
3
4
Press , to select [
JPEG Folder 3
JPEG Folder 4
JPEG Folder 5
JPEG Folder 6
JPEG Folder 7
JPEG Folder 8
Folder : JPEG Folder 1/
When the disc contains both MP3 audio tracks
and JPEG image files, you can switch
between lists. Press TOP MENU. Press </
, to select [JPEG] on the top of the menu
and press ENTER.
2
Press m to select [
] (slide show).
] (play speed).
Press </, to select a playing speed,
>>> (fast), >> (normal), or > (slow), and
press ENTER.
JPEG
List
Preview
JPEG Folder 1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select a
folder, and press ENTER.
The list of files within the folder appears.
To return to the folder list, select [
] and
press ENTER.
1-Image file1.jpg
2-Image file2.jpg
3-Image file3.jpg
4-Image file4.jpg
5-Image file5.jpg
6-Image file6.jpg
7-Image file7.jpg
Folder :
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5
Select a file and press H or ENTER.
Slide show starts from the selected image file.
To pause playback, press X.
To stop the slide show and return to the list
menu, press x or O RETURN.
About JPEG image files
JPEG is image compression technology.
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) recorded in JPEG format. However,
the discs must be recorded according to ISO9660
Level 1, Level 2, or Joliet format for the recorder
to recognize the files.
You can also play discs recorded in Multi Session.
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/
CD-RW drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
files, 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 folders
with no more than two trees.
Notes
• The recorder can only play files with the extension
“.JPG.”
• The recorder can recognize up to a total number of 999
folders and files in a disc. The recorder may not
recognize some discs depending on the recording
device used for recording or the disc condition.
• Depending on the disc or the size of image files,
playback may take some time to start.
• The image size that the recorder can display is limited
to 8192 × 7680 pixels.
• Progressive and lossless compression JPEG image files
are not supported.
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To free up disc space (DVD+RW/DVD-RW (VR
mode)/DVD-RW (Video mode) only)
DVD Edit
You can utilize disc capacity by erasing Video
mode or original titles. The effect differs
depending on the disc type and location of the title,
as follows.
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc and title types. Before you edit, check
these types and select an available option.
Disc type
To open up disc space
DVD+RW
Erase the last title on the disc. You
can erase and overwrite titles other
than the last one; however, the
display will not show the resulting
capacity increase. Erased titles are
shown as deleted in the Title List
menu.
DVD-RW
(VR mode)
Erase original titles anywhere on
the disc.
Notes
• You may lose edited contents if you remove the disc
while editing.
• Finish editing and recording before finalizing. No more
editing or recording can be made on a finalized disc.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
DVD+R/
DVD-R
You cannot increase the disc
capacity, as they are nonrewritable.
DVD Edit
Edits for Video mode titles/original
titles
DVD-RW
Erase the last title on the disc.
(Video mode)
-R
For Video mode titles on DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode)/DVD+Rs/ DVD-Rs, and original
titles on DVD-RWs (VR mode), the recorder edits
actual recordings on the disc. You cannot undo
any edits you make, and the original contents will
be consequently lost.
z Hint
When using a DVD-RW (VR mode), you can keep the
original contents by editing a Playlist (see “Edits for
Playlist titles” below).
Note
For DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (VR mode), the disc’s
available capacity may not display correctly. The
recorder displays only the available capacity after the last
title on the disc.
Edits for Playlist titles
-RWVR
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), you can edit a Playlist
while retaining original titles (actual recordings on
the disc). A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles
created from the original title for editing purposes.
When you create a Playlist, only the control
information necessary for playback, such as the
playback order, is stored on the disc. Since the
original titles are left unaltered, Playlist titles can
be re-edited.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a football tournament on a DVD-RW
(VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
to keep the original recording.
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In this case, you can select a title or chapter and
create a Playlist title. You can even rearrange the
scene order within the Playlist title (page 69).
z Hint
For DVD-RW (VR mode), you can display the disc’s
Playlist titles in Title List (Playlist), or the original titles
in Title List (Original). Press TITLE LIST repeatedly to
switch the two Title List menus.
List of edit options
Select from the following options and refer to the
pages in parentheses. Title type and disc type that
the option can be applied are indicated in each
section.
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 65).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 65).
– Protecting a title (page 66).
– Dividing a title (page 66).
– Erasing a chapter (page 67).
– Combining chapters (page 67).
– Hiding a chapter (page 68).
– Creating chapters manually (page 68).
– Creating a Playlist title (page 68).
– Adding contents to an existing Playlist title
(page 69).
– Rearranging chapters within a Playlist title
(page 69).
Erasing and Editing Titles
This section explains the basic edit functions
common to Video mode titles, original titles, and
Playlist titles.
Note that editing on Video mode and original titles
is irreversible as they are the actual recordings on
the disc. If you want to edit a DVD-RW (VR
mode) while retaining the original contents, create
and edit a Playlist (page 68).
AMP/DVD
switch
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
H
m/M
x
X
Note
When selecting a title for editing, always note the above
differences between the Video mode/original title edit
and Playlist title edit.
1
Note
If you edit an original title after creating a Playlist title,
the edits may affect the derived Playlist title.
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List.
The Title List menu appears and displays the
disc contents.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode), press
TITLE LIST repeatedly to switch the Title
List (Original) and Title List (Playlist), if
necessary.
Example: Title List (Original)
1/7
Title List
Original
DVD-RW
SLP
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2:45:00
Free
Title 1
07/12
Title 2
0:45:00 09/12
Title 3
1:00:00 10/12
0:15:00
Title 4
13/12
Title 5
0:10:00 16/12
Title 6
0:10:00 19/12
0:25:00
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
3
Select an edit option, and press ENTER.
The selected option is applied to the title. See
the pages in parentheses for the procedure.
Labelling a title
+RW
1
2
-RWVR -RWVideo
Erasing a title
+RW
1
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Select [Erase] in step 3 of “Erasing and
Editing Titles,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
2
Select [OK], and press ENTER.
The title is erased.
z Hints
• When you want to erase all titles, reformat the disc
(page 31).
• After deleting a title on a DVD+RW, the title name is
displayed as deleted in the Title List menu. You can
select it to record over.
Erasing a section of a title (A-B
Erase)
DVD Edit
The sub-menu appears with options available
for the selected title.
[Chapter List]: Displays the Chapter List
menu, which displays the title contents by
chapter (see “Editing a Title by Chapter” on
page 67).
[Erase]: Erases the title (page 65). For effects
on disc capacity, see page 63.
[Protect]: Protects the title from erasure or
alteration (page 66).
[Edit]: Displays the following options.
[Title Name]: Allows you to label the
title (page 65).
[Divide]: Divides the title in two
(page 66).
[A-B Erase]: Erases a section of the title
(page 65).
[Playlist]: Allows you to create a new Playlist
title, or add contents to an existing Playlist
title (see “Editing a Playlist” on page 68).
-RWVR
1
Select [Edit] in step 3 of “Erasing and
Editing Titles,” and press ENTER.
2
Select [A-B Erase], and press ENTER.
The following display appears.
+R
-R
Select [Edit] in step 3 of “Erasing and
Editing Titles,” and press ENTER.
Title Edit
A-B Erase
Title 1
07/12 0:45:00
Select [Title Name], and press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
You can enter up to 21 characters. Follow the
explanations of “Changing the Name of a
Recorded Programme (Title Input)”
(page 37).
z Hint
You can label or re-label DVDs (page 38).
Set Point A
Set Point B
Cancel
OK
00:00:00
Current playback point
3
Press H, and search for the scene you
want to erase by pressing x, X, and m/
M.
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4
Press ENTER at the start of the scene to be
erased (point A).
Thumbnail of point A
Protecting a title from erasure or
alteration
+RW
Title Edit
Select [Protect] in step 3 of “Erasing and
Editing Titles,” and press ENTER.
A-B Erase
Title 1
07/12 0:45:00
Point A
Set Point A
Set Point B
Cancel
OK
+R
00:15:00
The title is protected and [ ] (locked) appears in
the Title List menu.
To cancel the protection, select [Protect] again.
00:15:00
Dividing a title
+RW
5
Press ENTER at the end of the scene
(point B).
1
Select [Edit] in step 3 of “Erasing and
Editing Titles,” and press ENTER.
2
Select [Divide], and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears.
Title Edit
A-B Erase
Title 1
07/12 0:45:00
Point A
00:15:00
Title Edit
Divide
Set Point A
Set Point B
Cancel
OK
Title 2
07/12 0:45:00
00:15:20
Point B
00:15:20
#01
00:00:04
Thumbnail of point B
Divide
Cancel
OK
To reset either point A or B, select [Cancel]
and repeat from step 3.
6
7
Current playback point
Select [OK], and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
If you do not want to erase the scene, select
[Cancel] and press ENTER.
3
Press H, and search for the point you
want to divide by pressing x, X, and m/
M.
Select [OK], and press ENTER.
4
Press ENTER at the dividing point.
The scene is erased.
Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you erase the scene.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
• The erased section may be slightly different from the
points you selected.
• A chapter mark will not be made at the A–B erase point.
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00:00:00
To reset the point, select [Cancel] and repeat
from step 3.
5
Select [OK], and press ENTER.
The title is divided in two. If you want to
rename the title, see page 65.
If you do not want to divide the title, select
[Cancel] and press ENTER.
Editing a Title by Chapter
4
The sub-menu appears with options available
for the selected chapter.
[Title List]: Displays the Title List menu (see
“Erasing and Editing Titles” on page 64).
[Erase]: Erases the chapter (page 67).
[Edit]: Displays the following options.
[Combine]: Combines two chapters into
one (page 67).
[Hide/Show]: Hides the chapter/Shows
the hidden chapter (page 68).
[Move]: Allows you to change the
chapter order within the title. Follow the
same instructions in step 6 of
“Rearranging chapters within a Playlist
title” (page 69).
You can make detailed editing to a title by using
the Chapter List menu that displays title contents
by chapter.
AMP/DVD
switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Select a chapter, and press ENTER.
0
TITLE LIST
Select an edit option, and press ENTER.
The selected option is applied to the chapter.
See the pages in parentheses for the procedure.
DVD Edit
5
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Erasing a chapter
CHAPTER
MARK
-RWVR
1
Select [Erase] in step 5 of “Editing a Title
by Chapter,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
1
2
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode), press
TITLE LIST repeatedly to switch the Title
List (Original) and Title List (Playlist), if
necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select [Chapter List], and press ENTER.
The Chapter List menu appears with contents
of the selected title (displayed as chapters).
Select [OK], and press ENTER.
The chapter is erased.
Combining chapters
+RW
-RWVR
+R
1
Select [Edit] in step 5 of “Editing a Title by
Chapter,” and press ENTER.
2
Select [Combine] and press ENTER.
The selected chapter is combined with the
next chapter in the Title List.
Example: Chapter List (Original)
Note
Chapter List
Original
Title 1
07/12 Tue
0:45:00
1/5
If the next chapter on the DVD+RW or DVD+R is
hidden, show the chapter in the Title List before
combining. See “Hiding a chapter” (page 68).
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Hiding a chapter
+RW
Editing a Playlist
+R
You can skip playing chapters without deleting
from the disc.
1
Select [Edit] in step 5 of “Editing a Title by
Chapter,” and press ENTER.
2
Select [Hide], and press ENTER.
The chapter is displayed shaded in the Chapter
List menu.
To play a title including hidden chapters
-RWVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
changing the actual recordings.
This section explains edit options available only
for Playlist titles. Edits explained in the previous
sections are also applicable if so indicated.
Notes
• If you edit an original title after creating a Playlist title,
the results may affect the derived Playlist title.
• The picture may pause when an edited scene is played.
Select [Full Play] in step 3 of “Editing a Title by
Chapter,” and press ENTER.
AMP/DVD
switch
To show the chapter
Repeat the steps above and select [Show] in step 2.
Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you hide the chapter.
• On other Sony DVD equipment, hidden chapters will
play without being skipped.
TITLE LIST
Creating chapters manually
</M/m/,,
ENTER
+RW
-RWVR
+R
You can create chapters within a title by inserting
chapter marks at the desired points.
During playback, press CHAPTER MARK where
you want to divide the title into chapters.
The following display appears at the dividing
point. Title contents before and after this scene
become separate chapters.
Creating a Playlist title
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Original).
Press TITLE LIST again if the Title List
(Playlist) appears.
CHAPTER MARK
2
The sub-menu appears.
[Playlist]: Displays Playlist title names in the
Title List (Playlist) menu.
[Chapter List]: Displays the Chapter List
(Original) menu. When you want to add an
original chapter as a Playlist title, select this
and press ENTER. After the Chapter List
(Original) menu appears, select the chapter
and press ENTER, and then go to step 3.
z Hint
You can combine two chapters into one (page 67).
Note
If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter
marks can be added, you may not be able to record or edit.
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Select a title, and press ENTER.
3
Select [Playlist], and press ENTER.
4
Select [New Playlist], and press ENTER.
The title or chapter is added to the Playlist as
a new Playlist title.
To create more Playlist titles, press TITLE
LIST and repeat the steps above.
Press TITLE LIST again if the Title List
(Original) appears.
2
The sub-menu appears.
3
Adding contents to an existing
Playlist title
1
Select a title, and press ENTER.
Select [Chapter List], and press ENTER.
The Chapter List menu appears with the title
contents.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Original).
Chapter List
Playlist
Title 1
07/12 Tue
0:45:00
1/5
Press TITLE LIST again if the Title List
(Playlist) appears.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
3
Select [Playlist], and press ENTER.
The disc’s Playlist title names appear (if any).
4
The sub-menu appears with options available
for the selected chapter. For details, see
“Editing a Title by Chapter” (page 67).
5
6
7
Select [Edit] and press ENTER.
Select [Move], and press ENTER.
Select a new location in the Chapter List,
and press ENTER.
The chapter moves to the new location.
To change the scene order more, repeat the
steps above.
If you want to rename the title, see page 65.
Select a Playlist
New Playlist
Title 1
Title 2
Select a chapter, and press ENTER.
DVD Edit
The sub-menu appears.
[Playlist]: Displays Playlist title names in the
Title List (Playlist) menu.
[Chapter List]: Displays the Chapter List
(Original) menu. When you want to add an
original chapter to a Playlist title, select this
and press ENTER. After the Chapter List
(Original) menu appears, select the chapter
and press ENTER, and then go to step 3.
.
Note
4
Select a Playlist title name, and press
ENTER.
Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where the chapters change.
The contents of original title selected in step 2
are added to the Playlist title. If you want to
rename the title, see page 65. You can enter up
to 21 characters.
Rearranging chapters within a
Playlist title
You can move chapters in a Playlist title to create
a different playback order.
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist).
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DV Dubbing
Before DV Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a digital video
camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel.
Follow the instructions in “Connecting a Digital
Video Camera to the DV IN Jack,” and then move
on to the section on dubbing.
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).
If you want to dub by way of the LINE IN jacks,
see “Recording From Connected Equipment”
(page 49).
About 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.
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.
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during
DV dubbing).
i.LINK and
are trademarks.
i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
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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.
Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
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/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do not
need to operate your digital video camera. Do the
following to start using the “DV Edit” functions of
this recorder.
See also the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera before connecting.
Notes
Hookups
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can record a DV/Digital8 format tape onto a
disc. The recorder controls the digital video
camera. You can fast forward, rewind, and stop
the tape to select a scene using the recorder’s
remote control.
◆How chapters are created
The dubbed contents become one title, and the title
is divided into chapters. The recorder divides the
title into chapters according to the setting in [Rec
Setting] Setup (5, 10, or 15-minute intervals, or
does not divide at all) (page 82).
AMP/DVD
switch
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT
SELECT
DV Dubbing
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack
and follow the instructions of “Recording From
Connected Equipment” (page 49).
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do not
connect a MICRO MV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 39).
Dubbing From a DV/Digital8
Format Tape to a DVD
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
DVD recorder
m/M
H
X
to DV IN
x
z REC
REC MODE
SET UP
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
1
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the tray.
Make sure that the disc has enough free space
to record the contents of your tape.
DV output
Digital video camera
Labelled side facing up
: Signal flow
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71
2
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOADING” disappears from the
front panel display.
For details on how to insert and format a new
disc, see “Inserting and Formatting a Disc”
(page 31).
3
Insert the source DV/Digital8 format tape
into your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
video camera must be turned on and set to
video playback mode.
4
Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The selected input changes as follows:
TV programme
position
LINE1
DV
5
LINE4
LINE3
The recording mode changes as follows:
SP
EP
SLP
For details about the recording modes, see
page 41.
6
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
SET UP on the remote.
The Setup Display appears.
7
8
Select
[Rec Setting], and press ,.
Select [DV Audio Input], and press ,.
Rec Setting
Rec Mode Set
Rec Aspect Ratio
DV Audio Input
Stereo 1
Auto Chapter
Stereo 2
[Stereo 1] (default): Records original sound
only. Normally select this when dubbing a DV
format tape.
[Stereo 2]: Records additional sound only.
Select this only if you have added a second
audio channel when recording with your
digital video camera.
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Display.
11Press H to start playing the DV/Digital8
format tape.
The playback picture appears on the screen.
12While watching the screen, search for the
point you want to start recording by
pressing m/M.
13When you find the point you want, press
X.
14Press z REC.
Playback starts from the selected point, and
the recorder starts recording.
LINE2
Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly
to select the recording mode.
HQ
9 Select an option, and press ENTER.
10Press O RETURN to turn off the Setup
To stop recording
Press x. Note that it may take a few seconds for
the recorder to stop recording.
Notes
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 39).
• You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another device
or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of the
cassette memory onto the disc.
• When dubbing from a DV/Digital8 format tape by way
of the DV IN jack, the recorder starts recording about
five seconds after the tape starts playing.
• If you dub a DV/Digital8 format tape that has been
edited on a PC using the DV IN jack, any audio
recorded on the Stereo 2 track may only be recorded as
noise.
• If you record from a DV/Digital8 format tape with a
sound track that is recorded in multiple sampling
frequencies (48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or
an unnatural sound will be output when playing back
the sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
• 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.
• When dubbing from the DV IN jack, pictures are
recorded only in 4:3 size regardless of the [Rec Aspect
Ratio] setting in [Rec Setting] Setup (page 82). You
can select the picture size for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
only.
• Noise may occur when you switch the audio sampling
mode (e.g.48 kHz/16 bits t 32 kHz/12 bits).
• The video or sound may drop out during the recording
of start/stop points on the tape.
• If there is a blank space for one second or more on the
tape, DV dubbing ends automatically.
DV Dubbing
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2
DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu
Press SET UP while the recorder is in stop
mode.
The Setup Display appears.
Settings
Using the Setup Displays
Auto Preset
Channel Settings
Clock
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 Display consists of several levels to set
up options. To select the next level, press ,. To
select a previous level, press <.
TV Aspect
Display Mode
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
PBC
Factory Setup
Setup options:
[Settings], [Language], [Audio], [Parental
Control], [Rec Setting], [Disc Info]
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the
Setup Display settings, and not all of the functions
described may work.
For details about [Disc Info] Setup, see “DVD
Recorder Basics” (page 31).
3
AMP/DVD
switch
Press M/m to select the option you want to
set up, and press ,.
Settings
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Auto Preset
Start
Channel Settings
Clock
0
TV Aspect
Display Mode
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
PBC
Factory Setup
</M/m/,,
ENTER
4
Press M/m to select the item you want to
set up, and press ,.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: [TV Aspect]
Settings
Auto Preset
SET UP
Channel Settings
Clock
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD.
TV Aspect
4:3
Display Mode
16:9
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
PBC
Factory Setup
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5
Press M/m to select the item you want to
set up, and press ENTER to conform.
Some items require additional settings.
Channel and Clock Settings
The [Settings] Setup helps you to make tuner,
clock, and channel settings for the recorder.
Settings
Auto Preset
Channel Settings
Clock
TV Aspect
4:3
Display Mode
16:9
Line1 Decoder
Select
[Settings] in the Setup Display. To use
the display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page
74).
Progressive Mode
Settings
PBC
Factory Setup
Auto Preset
Start
Channel Settings
Clock
TV Aspect
Display Mode
To turn off the Setup Display
Line1 Decoder
Press SET UP.
Progressive Mode
PBC
Factory Setup
[Auto Preset]
[Channel Settings]
Presets channels manually.
If some channels could not be set using the Auto
Preset function, you can set them manually.
If there is no sound or if the picture is distorted, the
wrong tuner system may have been preset during
[Auto Preset]. Set the correct tuner system
manually in the steps below.
1
DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu
Presets all receivable channels automatically.
Select your country. Then select [Start] and press
ENTER.
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select
[Channel Settings] and press ,.
Settings
Auto Preset
Channel Settings
Setting
Clock
TV Aspect
Display Mode
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
PBC
Factory Setup
,continued
75
2
Press ENTER while [Setting] is selected.
The Channel List menu appears.
PR-01
3
NICAM
Ch.
C 12
C 23
C7
C 27
C 17
C 33
C 34
C 47
C 10
Fine
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Station
AWB1
AWB2
DTV
CH2
LHTV
CSN
PTGLE
PSG
TV2
Press </, to select the item and press M/m
to change the setting.
[PR] indicates the selected programme
position.
PR
1
NICAM
Channel Settings
Station Name
Move
Erase
Decoder On/Off
NICAM/Standard
PR
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
Ch.
C 12
C 23
C7
C 27
C 17
C 33
C 34
C 47
C 10
Fine
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Seek
Ch.
Fine
C2
0
OK
[Seek]: Searches for a channel automatically.
Searching stops when the recorder tunes in a
channel.
[Ch.]: Changes the channel number.
[Fine]: Fine tunes the channel to obtain a
clearer picture.
Station
AWB1
AWB2
DTV
CH2
LHTV
CSN
PTGLE
PSG
TV2
Select an option from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
[Channel Settings]: Sets the channel
manually. See “To set the channels manually”
below.
[Station Name]: Changes the station name.
The display for entering characters appears.
To enter characters, see page 37.
[Move]: Sorts the programme positions on the
Channel List. Press M/m to move the selected
programme position to a new location.
[Erase]: Disables a programme position you
do not need.
[Decoder On/Off]: Sets the channels for the
decoder. You need this setting to watch or
record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes.
Press ENTER so [Decoder] appears on the
display. Press ENTER again to turn off the
setting.
[NICAM/Standard]: Sets the channels for the
NICAM broadcast. Normally, [NICAM] is lit
on the display. If the sound from NICAM
broadcast is not clear, press ENTER so
[NICAM] disappears.
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.
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1
Press M/m to select the programme position
you want to set, and press ENTER.
PR-01
4
PR
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
◆To set the channels manually
When you select [Channel Settings] in step 4
above, the display for setting channels appears.
2
Select [OK] and press ENTER.
The setting is stored and the display returns to
the Channel List.
To preset other channels, follow from step 3
of the Channel List setting (page 75).
◆Receivable channels
TV system
Channel coverage
BG (West European E2 - E12 VHF
Countries, except
Italia A – H VHF
those listed below)
Colour system: PAL E21 – E69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
DK (East European R1 – R12 VHF
Countries)
R21 – R69 UHF
Colour system: PAL
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
I (Great Britain/
Ireland A – J VHF
Ireland)
Colour system: PAL South Africa 4 – 13 VHF
B21 – B69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
TV system
Channel coverage
L (France)
Colour system:
SECAM
F2 – F10 VHF
F21 – F69 UHF
B – Q CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
[Clock]
◆[Auto Adjust]
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel
in your local area broadcasts a time signal.
1
TV and Video Settings
These settings will adjust items related to the
image, such as size.
Choose the settings according to the type of TV,
tuner, or decoder connected to the recorder.
Select
[Settings] in the Setup Display. To use
the display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page
74). The default settings are underlined.
Select [Clock] and press ,.
Settings
Auto Preset
Clock
Auto Preset
TV Aspect
Channel Settings
Clock
Auto Adjust On
TV Aspect
Auto Adjust Off
Display Mode
Display Mode
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
Date
12 /
Progressive Mode
Year
2005
PBC
Time 12 :
04
PBC
Line1 Decoder
Factory Setup
00
Factory Setup
[TV Aspect]
Select [Auto Adjust On] and press ENTER.
z Hint
If you select [Auto Adjust On], the Auto Clock Set
function is activated whenever the recorder is turned off.
◆To set the clock manually
If the Auto Clock Set function did not set the clock
correctly for your local area, set the clock
manually.
1
2
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
[ 4:3 ]
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. When you select
[4:3], set [Display Mode] below.
[ 16:9 ]
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a
wide mode function.
Select [Clock] and press ,.
[Display Mode]
Press ,.
Selects how to display a wide picture on the screen
when [4:3] is selected in [TV Aspect].
DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu
2
Start
Channel Settings
Settings
Settings
Auto Preset
Channel Settings
Clock
TV Aspect
Display Mode
Displays a wide picture with
bands on the upper and lower
portions of the screen.
[ Pan
Scan ]
Automatically displays a wide
picture on the entire screen and
cuts off the portions that do not
fit.
Auto Adjust Off
Date
12
Progressive Mode
Year
2005
PBC
Time 12 :
04
Line1 Decoder
00
Factory Setup
3
[ Letter
Box ]
Auto Adjust On
Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item to be
set, then press M/m to set the numbers.
To change the numbers, press < to return to
the item to be changed, and press M/m.
4
Press ENTER to start the clock.
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[16:9]
Notes
[4:3 Letter Box]
[4:3 Pan Scan]
• You cannot select [On] if the VIDEO OUT SELECT
switch on the rear panel is set to “RGB.” Make sure that
it is set to “COMPONENT” (page 21).
• When set to [On], pictures appear on a progressive
compatible TV or monitor. Signals are only sent to the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks in progressive
mode. To cancel the setting, remove the disc and close
the disc tray. Then press and hold x (stop) on the
recorder for five seconds.
• If your TV does not accept progressive signals,
[Progressive Mode] will be set to [Off] automatically
after a few seconds.
[PBC] (Playback Control)
Turns the PBC function on or off when playing
VIDEO CDs.
Note
Depending on the disc, [Letter Box] may be selected
automatically instead of [Pan Scan] or vice versa.
[ Off ]
The PBC function is not
activated. VIDEO CDs with PBC
will be played the same way as
audio CDs.
[ On ]
The PBC function is activated
when playing VIDEO CDs with
PBC.
[Line1 Decoder]
Sets the LINE 1-TV jack for inputting encoded
video signals.
[ Off ]
Inputs the signals from the LINE
1-TV jack. Normally select this.
[ On ]
The signal input from the LINE 1TV jack is output to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack for decoding.
The decoded signal is then input
back through the LINE 3/
DECODER jack so you can
record or view PAY-TV/Canal
Plus programmes. In this case,
select “LINE 1” by pressing
INPUT SELECT.
[Progressive Mode] (Viewing in Progressive
format)
Selects whether the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks output progressive signals.
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[ Off ]
Select this when your TV is not
compatible with progressive
signals, or, the TV is connected to
jacks other than the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks.
[ On ]
Select this when your TV accepts
progressive 625p format signals,
and, the TV is connected to the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks. You will enjoy accurate
colour reproduction and high
quality image.
Language Settings
Audio Settings
The [Language] Setup allows you to select a
language for the recorder’s display and discs.
The [Audio] Setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
Select
[Language] in the Setup Display. To use
the display, see “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74).
The default settings are underlined.
Language
OSD
English
Menu
Deutsch
Audio
Italiano
Subtitle
Español
Select
[Audio] in the Setup Display. To use the
display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 74).
Underlined below are the default settings
optimized for the best surround effect with the
supplied speaker system.
Audio
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
DTS
Dolby Digital
Português
MPEG
Sampling Freq.
Audio DRC
Vocal
[OSD] (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
[Menu] (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
[Audio] (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal when
using the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack.
[ D-PCM ]
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
without a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
[ Dolby
Digital ]
Select this when the recorder is
connected to the speaker system.
Switches the language of the sound track.
[Subtitle] (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc.
[ Original ]
Selects the language given
priority in the disc.
[ Other ]
The display for entering a
language code appears. Press the
number buttons to enter a fourdigit code number from
“Language Code List” (page 116)
and press ENTER.
Note
If you select a language in [Menu], [Subtitle], or [Audio]
that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of the
recorded languages will be automatically selected.
DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu
[Dolby Digital] (DVDs only)
Note
If [D-PCM] is selected, surround effect will be lost in
some Sound Field settings.
[DTS] (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals when
using the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack.
[ Off ]
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
without a built-in DTS decoder.
[ On ]
Select this when the recorder is
connected to the speaker system.
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Note
If [Off] is selected, no sound will be heard from the
supplied speakers when playing a DTS soundtrack on a
DVD.
[MPEG] (DVD VIDEO only)
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
only when [Dolby Digital] is set to [D-PCM]
(page 79).
[ Off ]
Normally select this.
[ On ]
Makes low sounds clear even if
you turn the volume down.
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal when using
the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
jack.
[ PCM ]
[ Bitstream ]
Select this when the recorder is
connected to the speaker system.
If you play MPEG audio sound
tracks, the recorder outputs stereo
signals via the DIGITAL OUT
(OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack.
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in MPEG decoder.
Note
For the output from the speaker system, use the “AUDIO
DRC” setting under “CUSTOMIZE” in the AMP menu
(page 87).
About the Audio DRC function
The Audio DRC function works differently
depending on the audio settings.
RECORDER
[Audio] Setup:
[Dolby
Digital]
Note
The supplied speaker system does not accept MPEG
audio signals. If [Bitstream] is selected, no sound will be
output from the speakers.
[Sampling Freq.] (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
[ 48kHz ]
The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are always converted to
48 kHz/16 bit.
[ 96kHz ]
All types of signals, including
96 kHz/24 bit, are output in their
original format.
[Audio
DRC]
No
“DRC MAX”
or
“DRC STD”
No
“DRC OFF”
Yes*1
“DRC MAX”
or
“DRC STD”
Yes*1
“DRC OFF”
No
[Off]
“DRC MAX”
or
“DRC STD”
Yes*2
“DRC OFF”
No
[On]
“DRC MAX”
or
“DRC STD”
Yes*2
[D-PCM]*3
[On]
[Dolby
Digital]*4
If [96kHz] is selected, surround effect will be lost in
some Sound Field settings.
[Audio DRC] (Dynamic Range Control) (Dolby
Digital DVDs only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
[Audio DRC]. This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
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*1
“AUDIO
DRC”
Audio
DRC
effect:
“DRC OFF”
[Off]
Note
SPEAKER
AMP menu:
Dolby Digital DVD only. Works for both analogue
and digital outputs.
*2 Dolby Digital DVD only. Speaker sound output only.
*3 Two channels.
*4 Multi channels.
[Vocal] (Karaoke DVD only)
Mixes karaoke channels into normal stereo.
This function is effective for multi-channel
karaoke DVDs only.
[ Off ]
Does not mix karaoke channels
into normal stereo. You can turn
off the guide vocal on a multichannel DVD.
[ On ]
Mixes karaoke channels into
normal stereo.
Parental Control Settings
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.
Select
[Parental Control] in the Setup Display.
To use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74).
[Set Password]
Sets or changes the password for [Parental
Control].
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select [Set
Password], and press ,.
If you have not entered a password, the
display for entering a new password appears.
Parental Control
Set Password
Change
Parental Control
Delete
New Password
OK
Enter a four-digit password using the number
buttons and press ENTER. Enter the password
again to confirm, and press ENTER while
[OK] is selected.
The password is stored.
• If you make a mistake, press < repeatedly
to delete numbers one by one, then re-enter
it.
2
To change the password, press ENTER while
[Change] is selected.
[Erase]: Erases the password. Enter the
registered password and press ENTER.
3
Enter the registered password and press
ENTER.
4
Enter a new four-digit password and press
ENTER.
5
Enter the password again to confirm and press
ENTER.
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DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu
Area Code
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z Hint
If you forget your password, clear the password and
registered a new password.
Press SET UP to turn on the Setup Display. Enter the sixdigit number 210499 using the number buttons. Select
[OK] and press ENTER. The registered password is
cleared.
The [Rec Setting] Setup allows you to adjust the
recording picture quality and size.
Select
[Rec Setting] in the Setup Display. To
use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74). The default settings are underlined.
[Parental Control]
Selects the limitation level.
1
Recording Settings
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select
[Parental Control], and press ,.
Rec Setting
Parental Control
Set Password
No Limit
Parental Control
Level 8 (Adult)
Area Code
Level 7
Rec Mode Set
HQ
Rec Aspect Ratio
SP
DV Audio Input
EP
Auto Chapter
SLP
Level 6
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
Level 2
Level 1 (Kids)
The display asks for the password.
2
Enter the four-digit password using the
number buttons and press ENTER.
3
Select the level and press ENTER.
The lower the level, the stricter the limitation.
If you select [No Limit], the Parental Control
function does not activate.
[Area Code]
Selects a code for a geographic area as the
playback limitation level. See “Area Code List”
(page 117).
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, select
[Area Code], and press ,.
2
Enter the four-digit password using the
number buttons and press ENTER.
3
Press M/m to enter the first character of the
area and press ,.
4
Press M/m to enter the second character and
press ENTER.
[Rec Mode Set]
Selects one of the following recording modes: HQ
(High Quality), SP (Standard Play), EP (Extended
Play), SLP (Super Long Play).
[Rec Aspect Ratio] (DVD-RW (VR mode) only)
Selects the picture size of the programme to be
recorded.
When recording on discs other than DVD-RWs
(VR mode), the screen size is fixed to 4:3.
[ 4:3 ]
Sets the picture size to 4:3.
[ 16:9 ]
Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
mode).
[DV Audio Input]
Selects the stereo track when recording from a
digital video camera connected to the DV IN jack
on the front panel.
[ Stereo 1 ]
Records original sound at the time
of shooting. Normally select this
when dubbing a DV/Digital8
format tape.
[ Stereo 2 ]
Records only additional sound
over-dubbed after shooting.
Notes
• When you play discs which do not have the Parental
Control function, playback cannot be limited on this
recorder.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to change the
Parental Control level while playing the disc. In this
case, enter your password, then change the level.
[Auto Chapter]
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into
chapters by inserting chapter markings at a
specified interval. The markings are inserted while
the recording is being made.
[ Off ]
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No chapter mark is inserted.
[ 5Min ]
Sets the interval to 5 minutes.
[ 10Min ]
Sets the interval to 10 minutes.
[ 15Min ]
Sets the interval to 15 minutes.
Note
Depending on the size of the recording being made, the
actual interval may vary from the interval selected in
[Auto Chapter]. The selected interval should only be
used as an approximation to create chapters.
DVD Recorder Set-Up Menu
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To turn down the brightness of the centre unit
display (DIMMER)
Speaker Surround Options
AMP/DVD
switch
Checking the Status
Information on the Centre
Unit Display
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
You can set up the speaker system while checking
the status information on the centre unit display.
Centre unit display
DIGITAL
PL
C
L
R LINK
SL SW SR
A/V
SYNC DCS
DSGX
The following information appears.
“; DIGITAL”
(Dolby Digital),
“
” (DTS)
Indicates the current audio
signal format.
“; PL” (Dolby Pro
Logic), “; PLII”
(Dolby Pro LogicII),
“DCS”
Indicates the current
surround format (page 85).
“LINK”
Lights up when a 2
channel source is output
from the surround
speakers (page 86).
“DSGX”
Lights up when DSGX is
activated (page 87).
“A/V SYNC”
Lights up when A/V SYNC
is activated (page 88).
DIMMER
“L,” “C,” “R,” “SL,” Lights up to indicate the
speaker you are adjusting.
“SW,” “SR”
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Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP, and press
DIMMER. The centre unit display darkens
(“ON”) and brightens (“OFF”) with each press.
Selecting the Sound Field
You can take advantage of surround sound simply
by selecting one of system’s preprogrammed
sound fields, which bring the exciting and
powerful sound of movie theatres into your home.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Sound field
“MULTI ST.,”
“REAR ST.”
Outputs 2 channel
sources from the front
and surround speakers, or
surround speakers only
(page 86).
“HALL,”
“JAZZ CLUB,”
“L. CONCERT ”
(live concert),
“GAME,”
“SPORTS,”
“MONO MOVIE”
Provides sound to suit the
source (movies, music,
news, sports, or others)
“NIGHT ”
You can enjoy sound
effects or dialogue, as you
would in a movie theatre,
even at low volume.
Useful for watching
movies at night.
“2CH STEREO”
Outputs sound only from
the front left and right
speakers and subwoofer.
No surround effects
(page 85).
SOUND
FIELD +/–
Example:
The centre unit display changes as follows. For
details, see the pages in parentheses.
Sound field
“A. F. D. AUTO”
Outputs the originally
recorded sound with no
sound effects (page 85).
“PRO LOGIC,”
“PLII MOVIE,”
“PLII MUSIC”
Outputs 2 channel
sources like CDs as 5.1
channel. Dolby Pro Logic
produces five channels
from 2 channel sources
(page 85).
“C. ST. EX A,”
“C. ST. EX B,”
“C. ST. EX C”
Produces an ideal movie
theatre sound
environment using DCS
(Digital Cinema Sound)
technology (page 86).
“A. F. D. AUTO” (Auto Format Direct Auto)
Presents the sound as it was recorded/encoded,
without adding any effects (e.g. reverberation).
The auto decoding function automatically detects
the type of audio signal being input (Dolby
Digital, DTS, or standard 2 channel stereo) and
performs the proper decoding as necessary. If
there are no low frequency signals (Dolby Digital
LFE, etc.), it will generate a low frequency signal
for output to the subwoofer.
Speaker Surround Options
Press SOUND FIELD +/– to select one of the
sound fields.
“2CH STEREO” (2 Channel Stereo)
Outputs the sound from the front left and right
speakers and subwoofer. Standard 2 channel
(stereo) sources completely bypass the sound field
processing. Multi channel surround formats are
downmixed to 2 channels.
“PRO LOGIC” (Dolby Pro Logic)
Produces five output channels from 2 channel
sources. This mode performs Pro Logic decoding
to the input signal and output to front, centre, and
surround speakers.
Meanwhile, the surround channel becomes
monaural.
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“PLII MOVIE/PLII MUSIC” (Dolby Pro Logic II
Movie/Music)
Produces five full-bandwidth output channels
from 2 channel sources. This is done using an
advanced, high-purity matrix surround decoder
that extracts the spatial properties of the original
recording without adding any new sounds or tonal
colorations.
z Hints
• If you do not want any surround effect, select “A.F.D.
AUTO” or “2CH STEREO.”
• The system remembers the last sound field selected for
each function. (i.e., if you listen to DVDs with
“HALL” and then FM/AM radio with another sound
field, the system remembers and applies “HALL” when
you return to the DVD function.)
Note
When the input signal is a multi channel source, Dolby
Pro Logic and Dolby Pro Logic II Movie/Music are
cancelled and the multi channel source is output directly.
Outputting 2 channel sources from
the centre and surround speakers
“MULTI ST.” (Multi Stereo)
Outputs 2 channel sources from the front speakers,
surround speakers, and centre speaker
simultaneously. Front and surround speakers
output the same sound.
“REAR ST.” (Rear Stereo)
Outputs 2 channel sources from the surround
speakers only. The front speakers output sound
only if you select “NONE” in “SURR SP” in the
AMP menu (page 92).
z Hint
When you select “MULTI ST.” or “REAR ST.,” “LINK”
appears in the centre unit display.
Enjoying Digital Cinema Sound (DCS)
In collaboration with Sony Pictures
Entertainment, Sony measured the sound
environment of their studios and integrated the
data of the measurement and Sony’s own DSP
(Digital Signal Processor) technology to develop
“Digital Cinema Sound.” “Digital Cinema Sound”
simulates in a home theatre an ideal movie theatre
sound environment based on the preference of the
movie director.
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“C. ST. EX A” (Cinema Studio EX A)
Reproduces the sound of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Cary Grant Theater” cinema
production studio. This is a standard mode, great
for watching most any type of movie.
“C. ST. EX B” (Cinema Studio EX B)
Reproduces the sound of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment “Kim Novak Theater” cinema
production studio. This mode is ideal for watching
science-fiction or action movies with lots of sound
effects.
“C. ST. EX C” (Cinema Studio EX C)
Reproduces the sound of the Sony Pictures
Entertainment scoring stage. This mode is ideal
for watching musicals or classic films where
music is featured in the soundtrack.
About Cinema Studio EX
Cinema Studio EX is ideal for enjoying the movie
software encoded in multi channel
format, such as the Dolby Digital DVD. This
mode reproduces the sound of Sony Pictures
Entertainment’s studios.
Cinema Studio EX consists of the following three
elements.
• Virtual Multi Dimension
Creates five sets of virtual speakers surrounding
the listener from a single pair of actual surround
speakers.
• Screen Depth Matching
In a movie theatre, sound seems to come from
inside the movie screen. This element creates the
same sensation in your listening room by shifting
the sound of the front speakers “into” the screen.
• Cinema Studio Reverberation
Reproduces reverberation peculiar to a movie
theatre. Cinema Studio EX is an integrated mode
which operates these elements simultaneously.
Notes
• The virtual speaker effect may cause increased noise in
the playback signal.
• When listening with sound fields that employ virtual
speakers, you will not be able to hear any sound coming
directly from the surround speakers.
Reinforcing Bass
Frequencies (DSGX)
Enjoying the Sound at Low
Volume (“AUDIO DRC”)
The DSGX (Extended Dynamic Sound Generator)
function reinforces bass frequencies.
The AUDIO DRC (Dynamic Range
Compression) function narrows the dynamic
range of the sound track. Useful for watching
movies at low volume late at night.
Notes
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
• The AUDIO DRC function applies only to Dolby
Digital sources.
• This setting is for speaker system output only. If you
want to use the AUDIO DRC function for a recorder
output other than for this speaker system, set [Audio
DRC] in [Audio] Setup to [On] (page 80).
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AMP/DVD
switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DSGX
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Press DSGX.
The DSGX function is activated, and the “DSGX”
indicator lights up in the centre unit display.
To cancel the function, press DSGX again.
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP, and press
AMP MENU.
Speaker Surround Options
AMP MENU
The AMP menu appears on the centre unit
display.
2
Press M/m to select “CUSTOMIZE,” and
press ENTER or ,.
Example:
3
Press M/m to select “AUDIO DRC,” and
press ENTER or ,.
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4
Press M/m to select a setting.
“DRC STD”: Reproduces the soundtrack with
the dynamic range that the recording engineer
intended.
“DRC MAX”: Maximum compression of
dynamic range.
“DRC OFF” (default): No compression of
dynamic range.
5
Press ENTER or AMP MENU to turn off the
menu.
Adjusting the Delay
Between the Picture and
Sound (“A/V SYNC”)
If picture and sound do not match, you can adjust
the delay between them.
AMP/DVD
switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
AMP MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP, and press
AMP MENU.
The AMP menu appears on the centre unit
display.
2
Press M/m to select “CUSTOMIZE,” and
press ENTER or ,.
3
Press M/m to select “A/V SYNC,” and
press ENTER or ,.
“SYNC OFF” (default): Does not adjust.
“SYNC ON”: Adjusts the delay between
picture and sound.
4
Press M/m to select “SYNC ON.”
The A/V SYNC function is activated, and the
“A/V SYNC” indicator lights up in the centre
unit display.
5
Press ENTER or AMP MENU to turn off the
menu.
To cancel the setting, repeat the above steps
and select “SYNC OFF” in step 4.
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Note
This function may not work depending on the input
stream, or the selected input source and the Sound Field
setting. When active, “A/V SYNC” lights up on the
centre unit display.
Enjoying Stereo or Bilingual
Broadcasts (“DUAL MONO”)
This recorder receives bilingual NICAM or
ZWEITON broadcasts. You can switch between
audio channels during reception or recording, or
during playback of DVD-RWs. Select the channel
and speaker output, as below.
AMP/DVD
switch
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
AMP MEMU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP, and press
AMP MENU.
The AMP menu appears.
2
Press M/m to select “CUSTOMIZE,” and
press ENTER or ,.
3
Press M/m to select “DUAL MONO,” and
press ENTER or ,.
Speaker Surround Options
1
Example:
4
Press M/m to select a setting.
“MAIN” (default): Main sound is output from
the centre speaker.
“SUB”: Sub sound is output from the centre
speaker.
“MAIN+SUB”: Main and sub sound are
output from the centre speaker.
“MAIN/SUB”: Main sound is output from the
front left speaker; sub sound from the front
right speaker.
5
Press ENTER or AMP MENU to turn off the
AMP menu.
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Note
If “CENTER SP” is set to “CENTER NO” in the AMP
menu (page 92), sound is output from the front left and
right speakers.
Enjoying TV or VCR Sound
From the Speaker System
You can enjoy the sound from connected
equipment through the speakers of this system.
Be sure to connect your TV or other equipment
correctly.
DVD "/1
AMP "/1
DVD
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT SELECT
0
SOUND
FIELD +/–
1
Press DVD "/1 to turn on the recorder.
When watching TV, set the TV to video input.
2
Press AMP "/1 to turn on the speaker
system.
If “FM” or “AM” appears on the centre unit
display, press DVD on the remote to display
“DVD.”
3
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display of the recorder
changes as follows:
TV programme
position
DV
4
LINE1
LINE4
LINE2
LINE3
Press SOUND FIELD +/– to select the sound
field you want.
Note
When you listen to the TV sound or stereo sound of a 2
channel source from the six speakers, select “PRO
LOGIC” or “PLII MUSIC/MOVIE.”
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Speaker System Set-Up Menu
Using the AMP Menu
By using the AMP menu on the centre unit
display, you can set up the speaker system for the
optimum surround sound. For details about the
surround options of this speaker system, see
page 85.
AMP/DVD
switch
◆AMP menu tree
Actual displays are abbreviated.
1st Layer
2nd Layer
3rd Layer
SPEAKER SETUP
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
CENTER SPEAKER
YES/NO
AMP MENU
SURROUND SPEAKER
BEHIND/SIDE/NONE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
FRONT SPEAKER DISTANCE
1.0 m - 7.0 m
CENTER SPEAKER DISTANCE*1
0 m - 7.0 m
SURROUND SPEAKER DISTANCE*2
0 m - 7.0 m
1
SPEAKER LEVEL
TEST TONE
An AMP menu option appears in the centre
unit display.
Example:
FRONT L SPEAKER LEVEL
–6 dB - 0 dB
CENTER SPEAKER LEVEL*1
–6 dB - +6 dB
FRONT R SPEAKER LEVEL
–6 dB - 0 dB
SURROUND R SPEAKER LEVEL*2
2
“SP SETUP” (speaker setup): Allows you to
enter the speaker positions etc. (page 92).
“LEVEL” (level): Turns the test tone on or
off, and sets the speaker level (page 93).
“CUSTOMIZE” (customize): Sets other
sound functions for the speaker system
(page 95).
–6 dB - +6 dB
SURROUND L SPEAKER LEVEL*2
–6 dB - +6 dB
SUBWOOFER SPEAKER LEVEL
–6 dB - +6 dB
CUSTOMIZE
AUDIO DRC
OFF/STANDARD/MAX
Press M/m to select an option.
3
Speaker System Set-Up Menu
OFF/ON
Pointing the remote at the centre unit, set
the AMP/DVD switch to AMP and press
AMP MENU.
Press ENTER or ,.
An item in the second layer appears.
Example: “CENTER SP” (centre speaker)
DUAL MONO
MAIN / SUB / MAIN+SUB /
MAIN/SUB
A/V SYNC
OFF/ON
*1
Setting item does not appear if “CENTER
SPEAKER” setting is “NO.”
*2 Setting item does not appear if “SURROUND
SPEAKER” setting is “NONE.”
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4
Press M/m to select the item you want to
set.
Example: “FRONT DIST” (front speaker
distance)
5
6
You can input the speaker positions and select
whether or not to engage any centre or surround
speakers.
Press ENTER or ,.
L
R
m
Press M/m to select a setting.
The setting is applied to the speaker system.
To return to the previous layer
Press <.
To turn off the AMP menu
Press AMP MENU again.
Basic Speaker Settings
(“SP SETUP”)
Select “SP SETUP” in the AMP menu. To use the
AMP menu, see “Using the AMP Menu”
(page 91). For details about setting speaker
distance, see also “5. Basic speaker setup”
(page 29).
The default settings are underlined.
Notes
• The settings below may not be the defaults if you
followed “Step 8: Initial Setup” (page 28) to reflect the
current speaker placement.
• Change your current settings again should you change
the speaker positions.
“CENTER SP” (centre speaker)
“CENTER YES”
Normally select this.
“CENTER NO”
Select this if no centre
speaker is used.
“SURR SP” (surround speaker)
“BEHIND”
Select this if surround
speakers are located in B.
“SIDE”
Select this if surround
speakers are located in A.
“NONE”
Select this if no surround
speaker is used.
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A
B
B
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A
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“FRONT DIST” (front speaker distance)
Set the front speaker distance from your listening
position between 1.0 to 7.0 m in 0.2 m increments.
The default setting is “3.0.”
“CEN DIST” (centre speaker distance)
Set the centre speaker distance between the
“FRONT DIST” setting and -1.6 m of the
“FRONT DIST” setting (set in 0.2 m increments).
The default setting is “3.0.”
“SURR DIST” (surround speaker distance)
Set the surround speaker distance between the
“FRONT DIST” setting and -4.6 m of the
“FRONT DIST” setting (set in 0.2 m increments).
The default setting is “3.0.”
Speaker Level Settings
(“LEVEL”)
You can individually set the loudness of each
speaker. Use the test tone for easy adjustment (go
to “Setting the speaker level by using the test tone”
on page 94).
You can also adjust the levels without using the
test tone. Select “LEVEL” (level) in the AMP
menu. To use the AMP menu, see “Using the
AMP Menu” (page 91).
The default settings are underlined.
“TEST TONE”
“T. TONE OFF”
Emits no test tone.
“T. TONE ON”
Emits test tone from the
speakers in turn.
“FL LEVEL” (front left speaker level)
1.0 - 7.0 m
0 - 7.0 m
Set the front left speaker level between –6 dB to 0
dB in 1 dB increments. The default setting is “0.”
Set the centre speaker level between –6 dB to +6
dB in 1 dB increments. The default setting is “0.”
“FR LEVEL” (front right speaker level)
Notes
• When you select an item, the sound momentarily cuts
off.
• Depending on the setting of other speakers, the
subwoofer sound may be excessive.
• If front and surround speakers are not placed at an
equal distance from your listening position, set the
distance according to the closest speaker.
• Do not place the surround speakers and the centre
speaker farther away from your listening position than
the front speakers.
• Depending on the input stream, the distance settings
may not be effective.
Set the front right speaker level between –6 dB to
0 dB in 1 dB increments. The default setting is
“0.”
“SR LEVEL” (surround right speaker level)
Speaker System Set-Up Menu
“CEN LEVEL” (centre speaker level)
Set the surround right speaker level between –6
dB to +6 dB in 1 dB increments. The default
setting is “0.”
“SL LEVEL” (surround left speaker level)
Set the surround left speaker level between –6 dB
to +6 dB in 1 dB increments. The default setting is
“0.”
“SW LEVEL” (subwoofer speaker level)
Set the subwoofer level between –6 dB to +6 dB
in 1 dB increments. The default setting is “0.”
To adjust the volume of all the speakers at one
time
Press 2 +/– on the remote. Or press VOLUME +/
– on the centre unit.
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Setting the speaker level by using
the test tone
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP, and press
AMP MENU.
An AMP menu option appears in the centre
unit display.
2
Press M/m repeatedly to select “LEVEL”
(level), and press ENTER or ,.
Example:
3
Press M/m to select “TEST TONE” (test
tone), and press ENTER or ,.
4
Press M/m to select “T. TONE ON” (test
tone on).
The speakers emit the test tone in turn.
5
Press < to return to the previous layer,
and then press M/m to select a speaker;
“FL LEVEL” (front left speaker level),
“CEN LEVEL” (centre speaker level),
“FR LEVEL” (front right speaker level),
“SR LEVEL” (surround right speaker level),
“SL LEVEL” (surround left speaker level),
or, “SW LEVEL” (subwoofer level).
6
Press ENTER or ,.
The selected speaker emits the test tone.
7
From your listening position, adjust the
speaker level by pressing M/m.
Check the status on the centre unit display.
Example: When outputting a test tone of –4
dB from the front left speaker.
dB
L
8
Repeat steps 5 to 7 to adjust the other
speaker levels.
9
When you finish adjusting levels, press <
to return to the previous layer.
10Press M/m to select “TEST TONE,” and
press ENTER or ,.
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11Press M/m to select “T. TONE OFF” (test
tone off), and press AMP MENU to turn off
the AMP menu.
Note
When you adjust the speaker settings, the sound
momentarily cuts off .
“A/V SYNC”
Additional Speaker
Settings (“CUSTOMIZE”)
Adjusts any delay between picture and sound. See
page 88 for details.
“SYNC OFF”
Does not adjust.
You can make further setting to the speaker
system with other surround options. For detailed
explanations about all options, see also “Speaker
Surround Options” (page 84).
“SYNC ON”
Adjust the delay between the
picture and sound.
Select “CUSTOMIZE” in the AMP menu. To use
the AMP menu, see “Using the AMP Menu”
(page 91). The default settings are underlined.
“AUDIO DRC” (audio dynamic range
compression) (Dolby Digital DVD only)
Narrows the dynamic range of a soundtrack to
make it audible even at low volume. This setting
is effective only when listening with the speaker
system. See page 87 for details.
No compression of dynamic
range.
“DRC STD”
(DRC standard)
Reproduces the soundtrack
with the dynamic range that
the recording engineer
intended.
“DRC MAX”
Maximum compression of
dynamic range.
“DUAL MONO” (dual mono) (For multiplex
broadcast only)
Allows you to enjoy multiplex broadcast sound
when AC-3 multiplex broadcast signals are
received. See page 89 for details.
“MAIN”
Outputs the main sound from
the centre speaker.
“SUB”
Outputs the sub sound from
the centre speaker.
“MAIN+SUB”
Outputs the main and sub
sounds from the centre
speaker.
“MAIN/SUB”
Outputs the main sound from
the front left speaker, and
sub sound from the front
right speaker.
Speaker System Set-Up Menu
“DRC OFF”
Note
If “CENTER SP” is set to “CENTER NO” in the AMP
menu (page 92), sound is output from the front left and
right speakers.
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ST
TUNED
MHz
Other Operations
5
Enjoying the Radio
Press FM/AM MEMORY.
A preset number appears.
Connect the FM/AM aerials to the subwoofer
(page 17) and preset radio stations.
ST
6
Note
You cannot record FM/AM radio sound using the
recorder or connected equipment.
Press M/m to select the preset number you
want.
ST
AMP/DVD
switch
AMP "/1
FM/AM
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
FM DISPLAY
M/m, ENTER
7
TUNED
TUNED
Press ENTER.
The station is stored.
ST
FM/AM
PRESET +/–
FM/AM
MEMORY
8
TUNED
Repeat steps 3 to 7 to store other stations.
2 +/–
To change the preset number
TUNING +/–
Repeat the above steps and select a different preset
number in step 6.
Listening to the radio
FM MODE
1
Press AMP "/1 to turn on the speaker
system.
2
Press FM/AM repeatedly to select FM or
AM.
Presetting radio stations
The last received station is tuned in.
You can preset 20 FM stations, and 10 AM
stations. Before tuning, make sure to turn down
the volume to minimum.
TUNED
MHz
1
Press AMP "/1 to turn on the speaker
system.
3
Press FM/AM PRESET +/– to select the
preset station you want.
2
3
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP.
4
Press 2 (volume) +/– to adjust the
volume.
4
Press and hold TUNING +/– until auto
scanning starts.
Press FM/AM repeatedly to select FM or
AM.
Scanning stops when the system tunes in a
station. The “TUNED” indicator (along with
the “ST” indicator for stereo programmes)
lights up in the centre unit display.
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ST
To turn off the radio
Press AMP "/1 to turn off the speaker system.
To listen to non-preset radio stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 3 above.
• To tune in a station manually, press TUNING +/
–.
• To start auto tuning, press and hold TUNING +/
–. If you want to stop scanning, press TUNING
+/– again.
If FM sound is noisy
Press FM MODE so that “MONO” appears in the
centre unit display. There will be no stereo effect,
but reception will improve. To restore the stereo
effect, press FM MODE again.
Using the Sleep Timer
You can set the speaker system to turn off at a
preset time, so you can fall asleep listening to
music. You can set a time up to 90 minutes in 10minute increments.
Note
The sleep timer function works for the speaker system
only. The recorder remains turned on.
z Hints
• You can also select a preset station using the number
buttons and SET button.
• To improve reception, reorient the aerials.
• You can also select FM or AM by pressing
FUNCTION on the centre unit repeatedly. “AM” or
“FM” appears in the centre unit display.
AMP/DVD
switch
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
About the Radio Data System (RDS)
The Radio Data System (RDS) is a broadcasting
service that allows radio stations to send
additional information along with the regular
broadcast signal. This tuner offers convenient
RDS features, such as station name display. RDS
is available only on FM stations*.
SLEEP
Note
RDS may not work properly if the station you are tuned
to is not transmitting the RDS signal properly, or if the
signal strength is weak.
To receive RDS broadcasts
Simply select a station from the FM band.
When you tune in a station that provides RDS
services, the station name* appears in the display.
* If an RDS broadcast is not received, the station name
may not appear in the display.
z Hint
When a station name is displayed, you can check the
frequency by pressing FM DISPLAY repeatedly.
1
2
Set the AMP/DVD switch to AMP.
Other Operations
* Not all FM stations provide the RDS service, neither do
they provide the same type of services. If you are not
familiar with the RDS system, check with your local
radio stations for details on RDS services in your area.
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the centre unit
display (the remaining time) changes as
follows:
SLEEP 70M
SLEEP 90M
SLEEP 80M
SLEEP OFF
SLEEP 10M ..... SLEEP 60M
The “SLEEP” indicator lights up in the centre
unit display.
To check the remaining time
Press SLEEP once.
To change the remaining time
Press SLEEP repeatedly to select the desired time.
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To cancel the function
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “SLEEP OFF”
appears in the centre unit display.
Operating Other Equipment
With the Supplied Remote
You can use the supplied remote to operate your
TV, or other Sony DVD player/recorder
(page 99).
Controlling TVs with the remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control your
TV.
Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV with some or all of the buttons
below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
appropriate code number again.
TV "/1
Number buttons,
-/--
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
PROG +/–
t, TV/DVD
2 +/–
TV
1
2
Hold down TV [/1.
3
Release TV [/1.
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
“Code numbers of controllable TVs”
below) using the number buttons.
The remote is set to control your TV.
Press the following buttons while holding
down the TV button on the remote.
TV [/1
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Turns your TV on or off
2 +/–
Adjusts the volume of your
TV
t TV/DVD
Switches your TV’s input
source
PROG +/–
Selects the programme
position on a Sony TV
Number buttons and
-/--*
Selects the programme
position on a Sony TV
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
mode number for this recorder and the supplied
remote to one that differs from the other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
x
* When selecting the TV’s two-digit programme
position, press -/-- and then the number buttons. Hold
down the TV button for the whole time.
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
The t TV/DVD button switches between the
recorder and the last input source selected on the
TV. Point your remote at the recorder when using
this button. When you connect the recorder to the
TV via the SCART jacks, the input source for the
TV is set to the recorder automatically when you
turn the power on. To watch another source, Hold
down TV and press t TV/DVD to switch the
TV’s input source.
./>
1
2
Turn off the recorder.
3
While pressing x (stop), repeatedly press
./> on the recorder to select the
command mode (MODE 1, 2, or 3).
Hold down x (stop) on the recorder until
“MODE” appears in the front panel
display.
Front panel display
Code numbers of controllable TVs
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Grundig
04
Hitachi
06
Panasonic
05, 12
Philips
02, 03
Samsung
13
4
While pressing DVD "/1 on the remote,
press the number buttons to set the same
command mode for the remote as you
selected above.
Other Operations
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.
DVD "/1
Number buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Sanyo
07
Sharp
08
Thomson
11
Toshiba
10
Command mode
Enter
JVC
09
“MODE 1”
01
“MODE 2”
02
“MODE 3” (default)
03
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Returning the Speaker
System and Recorder to
Their Default Settings
1
Set the AMP/DVD switch to DVD, and press
SET UP to turn on the Setup Display.
2
3
Select
[Settings] and press ,.
Select [Factory Setup], and press ,.
Settings
Auto Preset
Channel Settings
AMP/DVD
switch
Clock
TV Aspect
Display Mode
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Line1 Decoder
Progressive Mode
PBC
0
Factory Setup
4
Start
Press ENTER while [Start] is selected.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
</M/m/,,
ENTER
SET UP
FUNCTION
"/1
VOLUME
FUNCTION
Resetting the speaker system
The following returns the speaker system settings
(for speakers, radio, etc.) to their defaults.
1
Press "/1 on the centre unit to turn on the
speaker system.
2
Hold down FUNCTION, and then press "/1
for about five seconds.
“COLD RESET” appears in the centre unit
display, and the speaker system settings return
to their defaults.
Resetting the recorder
You can reset the recorder to all its default
settings. Note that the [Parental Control], [Auto
Preset], [Clock], and [OSD] settings remain as
stored.
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Select [OK] and press ENTER.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties
while using the system, use this troubleshooting
guide to help remedy the problem before
requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
When bringing the system in for repairs, be sure to
bring in the entire system.
This product is a system product, and the entire
system is needed to determine the location
requiring repair.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains leads are connected
securely.
, The system cord is not connected to the
subwoofer securely. Disconnect the subwoofer
mains lead, and then the system cord. Reconnect
the system cord, and then connect the mains lead
after about two minutes.
[/1
indicator on the centre unit flashes.
, Unplug the subwoofer mains immediately, and
make sure that:
When all of the above are confirmed, wait about
two minutes until the [/1 indicator turns off,
reconnect the subwoofer mains lead, and then
turn on the speaker system. If the indicator still
flashes, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 20).
Switch the input selector on your TV to “VCR”
etc., so that the signal from the recorder appears
on the TV screen.
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via the
LINE 1-TV jack, set the VIDEO OUT SELECT
switch on the rear panel to “RGB” (page 21).
Picture noise appears.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder
passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
player, the copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programmes could affect picture
quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s S
VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signals. In this case, remove the disc and close
the disc tray. Then press and hold x (stop) on the
recorder for five seconds.
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (625p) signals, the image may be affected
when you set the recorder to progressive format.
In this case, remove the disc and close the disc
tray. Then press and hold x (stop) on the
recorder for five seconds.
, You are playing a disc recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Set the channel manually in [Channel Settings]
in [Settings] Setup (page 75).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
programme using the PROG +/– buttons.
Additional Information
– The speaker cords are not short circuited.
– Only the specified speakers are used.
– The ventilation holes are not blocked.
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
VIDEO OUT SELECT switch on the rear panel
to “COMPONENT” (page 21).
, When [Progressive Mode] is set to [On] (page
78), signals are only sent to the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
, This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
, The RF cable is connected to the AERIAL OUT
jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to the
AERIAL IN jack.
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TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 75).
, A timer recording started, which changed the
channels.
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 “LINE 1” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “LINE 2” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN
jacks, select “LINE 4” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack, select “LINE 3” in the front
panel display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack,
(this is usually for a digital video camera
connection), select “DV” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
The playback picture or TV programme from
the equipment connected through the recorder
is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your recorder
before reaching your TV, the 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 Aspect] in [Settings] Setup in
accordance with the aspect ratio of your TV
(page 77).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is correctly set in [TV
Aspect] in [Settings] Setup.
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
The picture is black and white.
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
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Sound
There is no sound.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the supplied speaker
system or the connection to the speaker system is
incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
jacks, check the [Audio] Setup settings
(page 79).
, Press MUTING if “MUTING ON” is displayed
in the centre unit display.
, Check the speaker settings (page 14).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO
L/R) jacks, LINE 1-TV jack, or LINE 3/
DECODER jack (page 55).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
For the supplied speaker output, set “AUDIO
DRC” in AMP menu to “DRC MAX” or “DRC
STD” (page 87).
For other sound output, set [Audio DRC] in
[Audio] setup to [On] (page 80).
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or
played.
, If an audio channel other than “Main+Sub” is
selected, you cannot record both main and sub
sounds. Check the selected audio channel before
you start recording.
, To enjoy bilingual programmes through the
supplied speaker system, select the audio
channel in the “DUAL MONO” setting of the
AMP menu (page 89).
Severe hum or noise is heard.
, Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
, Check that the connecting cords are not too close
to a transformer or motor, and at least three
metres away from your TV set or any fluorescent
lighting.
, Move your TV away from the system.
, The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a
cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
, Clean the disc.
The sound loses stereo effect when you play a
DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD-R or VIDEO
CD.
, Select a stereo audio track by pressing
(audio) (page 53).
, Make sure the system is connected properly.
, Check the “DUAL MONO” setting (page 89).
The surround effect of the speaker system is
difficult to hear when Dolby Digital or DTS
audio sound track is played.
, Make sure the Sound Field function is on
(page 85).
, Check the speaker connections and settings
(page 14, 79).
, Depending on the disc, the output signal may not
contain all of the 5.1 channels. Or, the track may
be either monaural or stereo even when recorded
in Dolby Digital format.
, Depending on the source, the effect of the
surround speakers may be less noticeable.
Playback
The disc does not play.
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
playback side facing down.
, 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, this
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalized (page 39).
The disc does not start playback from the
beginning.
There is no sound from the subwoofer
, Resume play was activated (page 52).
, 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.
, Check the speaker settings (page 14, 91).
, Set the Sound Field setting to “A.F.D. AUTO”
(page 85).
The recorder starts playing the disc
automatically.
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the disc has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
The sound comes from the centre unit only.
, Depending on the disc, the sound may come
from the centre unit only.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
No sound is heard from the centre unit.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do
some of the operations above. See the
instructions supplied with the disc.
, Check the speaker connections and settings
(page 14, 91).
, Make sure the Sound Field function is on
(page 85).
, Depending on the source, the effect of the
surround speakers may be less noticeable.
No sound or only a very low-level sound is
heard from the surround speakers.
, Check the speaker connections and settings
(page 14, 91).
, Make sure the Sound Field function is on
(page 85).
Additional Information
, Check that the speakers and the components are
connected correctly and securely.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the disc
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the sound track.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
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, 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 using 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 53).
, 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 MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files do
not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files are
not recorded in a format that the recorder can
play (page 10).
Recording/Timer recording/Editing
The programme position cannot be changed
from the channel you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately after you
press z REC.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOADING,”
“INITIALIZE,” or “WRITE DISC” disappears
on the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
timer setting 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.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a
power failure. Reset the clock (page 77).
, The channel was disabled after the timer
recording was set. See [Channel Settings] on
page 75.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
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, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 46).
, There is no recordable disc inserted in the
recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
, The disc is protected (DVD+RW, DVD-RW,
DVD+R) (page 39).
, The recorder was in the process of DV Dubbing
(page 70).
Recording does not stop immediately after you
press x.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure before or during
recording. Reset the clock (page 77).
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 46).
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
, The PDC/VPS function is working (page 43).
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.
The PDC/VPS function does not operate.
, Check that the clock and date are set correctly.
, Check that the PDC/VPS time you set is the
correct one (there might be a mistake in the TV
programme guide). If the broadcast you wanted
to record did not send accurate PDC/VPS
information, the recorder will not start recording.
, If the reception is poor, the PDC/VPS signal
might be altered and the recorder might not start
recording.
, [PDC/VPS] is set to [Off] (page 43).
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 77).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure. Reset
the clock (page 77).
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc into the recorder.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than three
minutes, the recording mode indication may be
displayed incorrectly. The actual recording itself
is correctly made in the selected recording mode.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder or the
centre unit.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the
default setting when you replaced the batteries.
Reset the code (page 98).
, Turn on the recorder and/or the centre unit.
, Point the remote at the recorder when operating
the recorder, and at the the centre unit when
operating the speaker system.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same command
mode (page 99).
, Set the AMP/DVD switch to the other position,
and try again (page 109).
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down DVD "/1 on
the recorder for more than ten seconds to turn off
the recorder. If a disc is still in the recorder, press
Z (open/close) and remove the disc.
, 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.
The disc tray does not open after you press Z
(open/close).
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
open after you have recorded or edited a disc.
This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
the disc.
Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder
is off.
, While the recorder is adjusting the clock for the
Auto Clock Set function or scanning the
channels for the PDC/VPS function, operational
noises (such as the internal fan) may be heard,
even when the power is off. This is not a
malfunction.
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
equipment and recorder. Set a different
command mode for the recorder (page 99).
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
, Check that the FM/AM aerial is connected
securely. Adjust the aerial or connect an external
aerial, if necessary.
, The reception is poor. Try manual tuning
(page 96).
, No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the stations
(page 96).
, Press FM DISPLAY so that the frequency
appears in the centre unit display.
, Keep the AM aerial away from the system and
other equipment (recorder, subwoofer, TV, etc.).
, The recorder and the subwoofer have ventilation
fans, which operate when the power is on.
Mechanical sound may also be heard when the
disc spins. These are operational sounds and are
not malfunctions.
The speaker does not work normally.
, Disconnect the mains lead of the subwoofer from
the mains. Wait about two minutes until the "/1
indicator on the centre unit turns off, and then
connect the mains lead.
Additional Information
Others
Mechanical sound is heard from the subwoofer
or the recorder when no disc is played.
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Notes About This System
On operation
• If the system 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
system. Should this occur, the system may not
operate properly. In this case, remove the disc
and leave the system turned on for about half an
hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the system, take out any discs.
If you do not, the disc may be damaged.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to a
section with very low level inputs or no audio
signals. If you do, the speakers may be damaged
when a peak level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
benzine.
If you have any questions or problems concerning
your system, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
On your TV’s colour
If the speakers should cause the TV screen to have
colour irregularity, turn off the TV at once then
turn it on after 15 to 30 minutes. If colour
irregularity should persist, place the speakers
farther away from the TV set.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause
it to malfunction.
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• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
disc from the centre out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or anti-static
spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
Specifications
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
For supplied accessories, see page 12.
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5
Vp-p/75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p,
PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
General
DVD recorder specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage:
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F1 to F10, Italian
A to H, Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 13/
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to B69,
F21 to F69/CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20,
France B to Q/HYPER: S21 to S41
The above channel coverage merely ensures the
channel reception within these ranges. It does not
guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/600 ohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 2 IN/LINE 4 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than 47
kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 -TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
Decoder
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output
jack/–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
Compatible colour systems
This recorder is designed to record and play using
the PAL colour system.
The signals of the SECAM colour system can be
received or recorded but will be played back in the
PAL colour system only. Recording of video
sources based on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
Speaker system specifications
AUDIO POWER
Amplifier section
Stereo mode (rated):
55W+55 W (3 ohms at 1 kHz, DIN)
Music power output when in surround mode
(reference):
Front: 120 W+120 W (with SS-TS31)/
Centre*: 120 W (with SS-CTRD1)/
Surround*: 120 W+120 W (with SS-TS31B)/
Subwoofer*: 120 W (with SA-WSRD1)
* There may be no sound output depending on the source
and the Sound Field setting.
Additional Information
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer indication:
24-hour cycle (digital)
Video recording format: MPEG Video
Audio recording format: Dolby Digital/2 ch
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 30W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 75 × 293 mm
(width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
Mass (approx.): 4.0 kg
Operating temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC
Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 %
FM/AM tuner section
System: PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer
system
FM tuner: Tuning range: 87.5-108.0 MHz (50
kHz step)/Aerial type: FM wire aerial/Aerial
terminal: 75 ohms, unbalanced/Intermediate
frequency: 10.7 MHz
AM tuner: Tuning range: 531-1,602 kHz (with
the interval set at 9 kHz)/Aerial type: AM
loop aerial/Intermediate frequency: 450 kHz
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Speakers
Front: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker unit:
65 mm dia. cone type/Rated impedance: 2.7
ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 90 × 132 × 107
mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.): 0.6 kg
Centre: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker
unit: 65 mm dia. cone type/Rated impedance:
2.7 ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 360 × 110 ×
97 mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.): 1.5 kg
Surround: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker
unit: 65 mm dia. cone type/Rated impedance:
2.7 ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 90 × 132 ×
107 mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.): 0.5 kg
Subwoofer: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker
unit: 200 mm dia. cone type/Rated
impedance: 2.7 ohms/Dimensions (approx.):
270 × 325 × 413 mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.):
10.0 kg
General
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: On: 145 W/Standby: 0.3 W
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Recorder and centre unit buttons of the same/similar name have the same function as the buttons on the
remote.
Remote
The supplied remote operates both the recorder
and speaker system.
Point the remote at
(remote sensor) on the
recorder. Or, point it at
on the centre unit when
operating the speaker system.
1
2
3
A AMP/DVD switch (28, 29)
4
5
6
B Z (open/close) button (31, 53, 58)
7
8
9
C DVD button (33)
FM/AM button (96)
0
D Number buttons (38, 44, 56, 99)
SET button (56)
E CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (44, 46, 56,
98)
F
(audio) button (53)
(subtitle) button (53)
G SOUND FIELD +/– buttons (85)
H DISPLAY button (35, 48, 56)/FM
DISPLAY* button (96)
J </M/m/,/ENTER button (28, 33, 37)
K O RETURN button (33, 42, 46, 57, 61)
L . (previous)/> (next) buttons (53,
58, 61)
Additional Information
I TOP MENU button (51, 57, 61)
M m / M (search) buttons (53, 58)/
TUNING +/–* buttons (96)
N TV button (98)
O z REC button (32, 47, 49, 71)
Open the
cover
P REC MODE button (32, 41, 49, 71)
Q REPEAT button (55, 58)
A-B button (55, 58)
R SUR (surround) button (22)/SLEEP*
button (97)
S SET UP button (28, 31, 74)/DIMMER*
button (84)
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T DVD [/1 (DVD recorder power on/
standby) button (28, 31, 42, 44)
U TV/AMP [/1 (TV/speaker system power
on/standby) button (29, 96, 98)
V PROG (programme) +/– buttons (32, 47)
W INPUT SELECT button (49, 71)
ef H (play) button (51, 57)
X (pause) button (47, 53, 58, 61)
x (stop) button (32, 33)
eg CHAPTER MARK button (68)
PICTURE MARK button (34)
eh
(Picture-in-Picture) button (55)
X t TV/DVD button (48, 98)
ZOOM button (54)
(angle) button (53)
Y BOOKMARK button (56)
SEARCH MODE button (56)
ej PROGRAM button (59)
RANDOM button (55, 58)
Z FM/AM PRESET +/– buttons (96)
ek DSGX button (87)
wj TIMER button (42, 44, 46), FM/AM
MEMORY* button (96)
el FM MODE button (96)
wk TITLE LIST button (33, 51, 64)/AMP
MENU* button (91)
wl MUTING button (53)
e; MENU button (51, 57)
ea
2 (volume) +/– buttons (96, 98)
es TIME button (36)
ed
(instant replay)/
buttons (53)
* The functions work only when the AMP/DVD switch
is set to AMP.
z Hints
• You can use the buttons with an orange dot next to
them with your TV while pressing down the TV button
(page 98).
• The PROG +, number 5,
(audio), H (play), and
2 (volume) + buttons have a tactile dot. Use as a
reference when operating the system.
(instant advance)
DVD recorder
Push to open
A @/1 (on/standby) button (28, 31, 42, 44)
H z REC button (32, 47, 49, 71)
B Front panel display (36, 111)
I
C Disc tray (31)
J ./> (previous/next) buttons (53, 58)
D TIMER REC indicator (42, 44)
K PROGRAM +/– buttons (32, 47)
E A (open/close) button (31, 53, 58)
L
F PROGRESSIVE indicator (21)
M LINE 2 IN (VIDEO, AUDIO L/R, S
VIDEO) jacks (25)
G H (play) button (51, 57)
X (pause) button (47, 53, 58, 61)
x (stop) button (32, 33)
110
(remote sensor) (12)
DV IN jack (70)
Rear panel
AERIAL
LINE 3 / DECODER
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO OUT
LINE 4 IN
COAXIAL
IN
PCM/DTS/
MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 1
- TV
VIDEO OUT LINE 2 OUT
SELECT
RGB
PB/CB
L
L
AUDIO
AUDIO
DIGITAL OUT
PR/CR
R
R
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
COMPONENT
OPTICAL
S VIDEO
Y
VIDEO
VIDEO
B LINE 3/DECODER jack (26, 27)
F LINE 4 IN (AUDIO L/R, VIDEO) jacks
(25)
C DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (22)
G Mains lead (23)
D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (PB/CB, PR/
CR, Y) jacks (20)
H DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) jack (18)
E LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R, VIDEO) jacks
(20, 22)
J VIDEO OUT SELECT switch (20)
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (19)
I LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (20)
K LINE 1 – TV jack (20)
Front panel display
DVD
RW
V CD
PLAYLIST
D
VR TITLE TV TRK CHP NICAM
ST
BIL
HQ SP EP SLP
H
B Disc type*/recording format (8)
I Audio signal indicators (35, 53, 57)
C TV indicator (48)
J PLAYLIST indicator (34, 63)
D NICAM indicator (41)
(angle) indicator (53)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
E ST (stereo)/BIL (bilingual) indicators (41)
Additional Information
A Playing/recording status (36, 48)
F Recording mode indicators (32, 41, 49)
G Displays the following (36, 48):
•
•
•
•
•
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track number
Recording time/remaining time
Clock
Programme position
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Centre unit
FUNCTION
A [/1 (Speaker system power on/standby)
button (100)
VOLUME
B [/1 indicator (23)
E FUNCTION button (100)
Switches the subwoofer input:
“DVD” t “FM” t “AM”
C Centre unit display (see below)
F VOLUME +/– buttons (93)
D
(remote sensor) (for speaker system
operation) (12)
When adjusting the radio or the speaker
system, point the remote at this sensor.
Centre unit display
The centre unit display is for radio and speaker system adjustments. Check the following indicators as
you make changes. For details, see “Checking the Status Information on the Centre Unit Display”
(page 84), and the pages in parentheses.
DIGITAL
PL
C
L
R LINK
SL SW SR
ST MONO TUNED A/V
A Current audio signal format (84)
B Radio reception status (ST (stereo)/MONO
(monaural)/TUNED (tuned) (96)
C Current sound settings:
• A/V SYNC (88)
• DCS (86)
• DSGX (87)
D SLEEP indicator (97)
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SYNC DCS
DSGX
SLEEP dB
m
kHz
MHz
E Displays the following:
• Radio station/frequency/kHz (for AM)/
MHz (for FM) (96)
• Speaker settings (distance, level) (91)
• Sound field (85)
• Function name (51, 96)
F Indicates the speaker you are adjusting
(distance and level). (91)
Subwoofer (rear)
A AERIAL (FM 75Ω COAXIAL) jack (17)
B AERIAL (AM) terminal (17)
C SYSTEM CONTROL jack (14)
AM
FM
75 COAXIAL
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONTROL
D DVD (DIGITAL IN OPTICAL) jack (18)
E SPEAKERS (FRONT R/FRONT L/SURR
R/SURR L/CENTER) jacks (14)
DIGITAL IN OPTICAL
DVD
F Mains lead (23)
SPEAKERS
FRONT R
FRONT L
SURR R
SURR L
CENTER
Additional Information
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Glossary
Album (page 57)
A unit in which to store MP3 audio tracks on a
DATA CD. (“Album” is an exclusive definition
for this recorder.)
Chapter (page 56)
Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
Copy protection signals (page 42)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programmes and restrict recording on this
recorder.
DCS (page 86)
This is the generic name of the surround sound
produced by digital signal processing technology
developed by Sony. Unlike previous surround
sound fields mainly directed at the reproduction of
music, Digital Cinema Sound is designed
specifically for the enjoyment of movies.
Dolby Digital (page 79)
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” theatre 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.
Dolby Pro Logic II (page 85)
Dolby Pro Logic II creates five full-bandwidth
output channels from two channel sources. This is
done using an advanced, high-purity matrix
surround decoder that extracts the spatial
properties of the original recording without adding
any new sounds or tonal colorations.
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◆Movie mode
The Movie mode is for use with stereo television
shows and all programs encoded in Dolby
Surround. The result is enhanced sound field
directionality that approaches the quality of
discrete 5.1-channel sound.
◆Music mode
The Music mode is for use with any stereo music
recordings, and provides a wide and deep sound
space.
Dolby Surround Pro Logic (page 85)
As one method of decoding Dolby Surround,
Dolby Surround Pro Logic produces four channels
from two-channel sound. Compared with the
former Dolby Surround system, Dolby Surround
Pro Logic reproduces left-to-right panning more
naturally and localizes sounds more precisely. To
take full advantage of Dolby Surround Pro Logic,
you should have one pair of surround speakers and
a centre speaker. The surround speakers output
monaural sound.
DTS (page 79)
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 8)
A DVD+R (read “plus R”) is a recordable disc that
is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can
be recorded only once to a DVD+R, and will have
the same format as a DVD VIDEO.
DVD-R (page 8)
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
once to a DVD-R, and will have the same format
as a DVD VIDEO.
DVD+RW (page 8)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
DVD-RW (page 8)
i.LINK (page 70)
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.
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” 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.
DVD VIDEO (page 10)
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.
A JPEG image recorded on a DATA CD. (File is
an exclusive definition for this recorder.) A single
file consist of a single image.
Folder (page 61)
A unit in which to store JPEG image files on a
DATA CD. (Folder is an exclusive definition for
this recorder.)
Interlace format (page 78)
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.
International standard coding system used to
compress audio digital signals authorized by ISO/
IEC. MPEG 2, used on DVDs, conforms to up to
7.1-channel surround.
Original (page 63)
Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
Playlist (page 63)
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a DVD-RW (VR mode). A Playlist
leaves the original titles as they are, and contains
only the information needed to control playback.
A Playlist title takes up very little disc space.
Progressive format (page 78)
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 25-30 frames/
50-60 fields in one second, the Progressive format
can show 50/60 frames in one second. The overall
picture quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
Additional Information
File (page 61)
MPEG Audio (page 80)
Title (page 56)
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 56)
Sections of a picture or a music feature on a
VIDEO CD, CD, or DATA CD (the length of a
song). (Track is an exclusive definition for this
recorder.)
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Language Code List
For details, see page 79.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Language
Code
Abkhazian
6566
Afar
6565
Afrikaans
6570
Albanian
8381
Amharic
6577
Arabic
6582
Armenian
7289
Assamese
6583
Aymara
6588
Azerbaijani
6590
Bashkir
6665
Basque
6985
Bengali; Bangla 6678
Bhutani
6890
Bihari
6672
Breton
6682
Bulgarian
6671
Burmese
7789
Byelorussian 6669
Cambodian
7577
Catalan
6765
Chinese
9072
Corsican
6779
Croatian
7282
Czech
6783
Danish
6865
Dutch
7876
English
6978
Esperanto
6979
Estonian
6984
Faroese
7079
Fiji
7074
Finnish
7073
French
7082
Frisian
7089
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Language
Code
Language
Code
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Greenlandic
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Interlingua
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kazakh
Kirghiz
Korean
Kurdish
Laothian
Latin
Latvian; Lettish
Lingala
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
7176
7565
6869
6976
7576
7178
7185
7265
7387
7273
7285
7383
7378
7365
7165
7384
7465
7487
7578
7583
7575
7589
7579
7585
7679
7665
7686
7678
7684
7775
7771
7783
7776
7784
7773
Marathi
7782
Moldavian
7779
Mongolian
7778
Nauru
7865
Nepali
7869
Norwegian
7879
Oriya
7982
Punjabi
8065
Pashto; Pushto 8083
Persian
7065
Polish
8076
Portuguese
8084
Quechua
8185
Rhaeto-Romance
8277
Romanian
8279
Russian
8285
Samoan
8377
Sanskrit
8365
Scots Gaelic
7168
Serbian
8382
Serbo-Croatian 8372
Shona
8378
Sindhi
8368
Singhalese
8373
Slovak
8375
Slovenian
8376
Somali
8379
Spanish
6983
Sundanese
8385
Swahili
8387
Swedish
8386
Tagalog
8476
Tajik
8471
Tamil
8465
Language
Code
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Tigrinya
Tonga
Turkish
Turkmen
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu
8484
8469
8472
6679
8473
8479
8482
8475
8487
8575
8582
8590
8673
8679
6789
8779
8872
7473
8979
9085
Area Code List
For details, see page 82.
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
AF
AN
FI
FJ
FR
GB
GL
GR
HK
HM
LY
MA
MC
MN
MV
MX
MY
NG
NL
NO
NP
NZ
OM
PA
PH
PK
PL
PT
PY
RO
RU
SG
SI
SK
AR
AT
AU
BE
BO
BR
BT
CA
CG
CH
CL
CN
CO
CR
CZ
DE
DK
EC
EG
ES
ET
Afghanistan
Netherlands
Antilles
Argentina
Austria
Australia
Belgium
Bolivia
Brazil
Bhutan
Canada
Congo
Switzerland
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Germany
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
Spain
Ethiopia
HR
HU
ID
IL
IN
IT
JM
JP
KE
KH
KR
KW
LK
LU
Finland
Fiji
France
Great Britain
Greenland
Greece
Hong Kong
Heard and
McDonald
Islands
Croatia
Hungary
Indonesia
Israel
India
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Cambodia
South Korea
Kuwait
Sri Lanka
Luxembourg
SA
SE
Libya
Morocco
Monaco
Mongolia
Maldives
Mexico
Malaysia
Nigeria
Netherlands
Norway
Nepal
New Zealand
Oman
Panama
Philippines
Pakistan
Poland
Portugal
Paraguay
Romania
Russian
Federation
Saudi Arabia
Sweden
SN
SV
TH
TR
TW
UA
UG
US
UY
UZ
VN
ZA
ZW
Singapore
Slovenia
Slovak
Republic
Senegal
El Salvador
Thailand
Turkey
Taiwan
Ukraine
Uganda
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Additional Information
117
Index
Words in brackets appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
[16:9] 29, 77, 82
[4:3] 29, 77, 82
[48kHz] 80
[96kHz] 80
A
A/V SYNC 88
[A-B Erase] 65
A-B Repeat 55, 59
Aerial 19
Album 57, 114
AMP menu 91
AMP/DVD switch 31, 96
Angle 54
Area Code 82, 117
Audio 79
Audio cord 22
AUDIO DRC 87
[Audio DRC] 80
[Auto Adjust] 77
[Auto Chapter] 49, 82
Auto Clock Set 29, 77
[Auto Preset] 75
Auto Preset 28
B
Batteries 12
Bilingual recordings 41
[Bitstream] 80
Bookmark 57
C
Canal Plus 27
CD 10
Centre unit display 84, 112
Channel List 76
[Channel Settings] 75
Chapter 49, 68, 114
Chapter List 34, 51, 67, 69
Cleaning discs 106
[Clock] 29, 77
118
Colour systems 107
[Combine] 67
Command mode 99
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
20
Connecting
the audio cords 22
the FM/AM aerials 17
the speaker system 14
the TV aerial cable 19
the video cords 20
Controlling TVs with the
remote 98
Copy control signals 42
Copy protection 114
Copy-Free 42
Copy-Never 42
Copy-Once 42
CPRM 8
Creating chapters 68
D
DATA CD 10
DCS 86
[Decoder On/Off] 76
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
18
Digital video camera 71
Dimmer 84
[Disc Info] 31
[Disc Name] 38
Disc space 63
Disc types 8
Display 112
Centre unit display 84,
112
Front panel display 36,
111
On-screen display 35
Setup Display 74
[Display Mode] 77
[Divide] 66
Dolby Digital 79, 114
[D-PCM] 79
DSGX 87
DTS 79, 114
DUAL MONO 89
[DV Audio Input] 72, 82
DV Dubbing 70
DV IN 70
DVD VIDEO 10, 115
DVD+R 8, 114
DVD+RW 8, 114
DVD-R 8, 114
DVD-RW 8, 63, 115
E
[Edit] 39, 65, 67
Editing 63
Enter characters 37
[Erase] 65, 67, 76
F
File 61, 115
[Finalize] 40
[Fine] 76
Folder 61, 115
[Format DVD] 31
Front panel 110, 112
Front panel display 36, 111
[Full Play] 52, 68
H
Handling discs 106
[Hide] 68
Hookups and settings
overview 12
I
Initial setup 28
INPUT SELECT 49, 72
Interlace format 115
J
JPEG image files 61
L
[Letter Box] 77
LINE 1 – TV 20
LINE 2 IN 25
LINE 2 OUT 20, 22
LINE 3/DECODER 24, 26,
27
LINE 4 IN 25
[Line1 Decoder] 78
M
Q
Mains lead 23
Manual Clock Set 77
MENU 51
Menu 79
DVD’s Menu 51
Top menu 51
[Move] 69, 76
MP3 audio tracks 57
MPEG 80, 115
Muting 54
Quick guide to disc types 8
Quick Timer 48
N
NICAM 41, 76
Number buttons 38, 44, 57
O
On-screen display 35
Setup Display 74
Sub-menu 34
Original 34, 63, 115
OSD language 28, 79
P
[Pan Scan] 77
Parental Control 52, 81, 82
PAY-TV 27
PBC (Playback Control) 51,
78
[PCM] 80
PDC 43
Picture-in-Picture 55
Playable discs 10
Playback 51, 53, 57
A-B Repeat 55, 59
fast forward 53, 58
fast reverse 53, 58
instant advance 54
instant replay 54
Random Play 55, 59
Repeat Play 55, 59
Resume Play 52
Slow-motion play 54
Playing time 36
Playlist 34, 63, 68, 115
Programme Play 59
Progressive mode 21, 78, 115
[Protect] 39, 66
R
Radio 96
Random Play 55, 59
Rear panel 111, 113
REC 32, 47
[Rec Aspect Ratio] 82
Rec Mode Adjust 44
[Rec Mode Set] 82
[Rec Setting] 72, 82
Recordable discs 8
Recording 32, 41, 47, 49, 82
Overwriting a recorded
title 49
Recording format 8
Recording mode 41, 82
Recording time 41
while watching another
programme 48
Region code 11
Remaining time 36
Remote 12, 98, 109
Repeat Play 55, 59
Resetting the system 100
Resume Play 52
S
S VIDEO 20, 21
[Sampling Freq.] 80
Searching
fast forward 53, 58
fast reverse 53, 58
locating the beginning of
the title/chapter/
track 53, 58
Search mode 56
SET 57
[Set Password] 81
Setup Display 74
[Show] 68
Slide show 61
Sound Field 85
Speaker position 16
Speaker setup
level 93, 94
position 29, 92
test tone 93, 94
[Station Name] 76
[Stereo 1] 82
[Stereo 2] 82
Sub-menu 34
Subtitle 54, 79
Super VIDEO CD 10
Surround 54, 59, 84
SYSTEM CONTROL 14
T
Thumbnail picture 34
TIME 36
TIMER 42, 44
Timer List 46
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 46
manual setting 42
Rec Mode Adjust 44
Timer List 46
VIDEO Plus+ 44
Title 33, 51, 115
TITLE LIST 33, 51
Title List 33, 51, 64
[Title Name] 37, 65
TOP MENU 51
Track 57, 115
Troubleshooting 101
[TV Aspect] 29, 77
TV/DVD 48, 99
U
[Unfinalize] 40
Usable discs 8, 10
V
VIDEO CD 10, 51
Video input 21
Video mode 8
VIDEO OUT SELECT switch
21
VIDEO Plus+ 44
[Vocal] 81
VPS 43
VR mode 8
,continued
119
Z
Zoom 54
ZWEITON 41
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