Sony DAR-RH1000 User manual

Sony DAR-RH1000 User manual
2-635-396-11(1)
DVD Recorder
Home Theatre System
Operating Instructions
DAR-RH7000
DAR-RH1000
© 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 laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As
the laser beam used in this DVD
recorder is harmful to eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
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 230 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.
About the hard disk drive
The hard disk has a high storage
density, which enables long
recording durations and quick
access to the written data. However,
it can easily be damaged by shock,
vibration or dust, and should be kept
away from magnets. To avoid losing
important data, observe the
following precautions.
• Do not apply a strong shock to the
recorder.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location subject to mechanical
vibrations or in an unstable
location.
• Do not place the recorder on top of
a hot surface, such as a VCR or
amplifier (receiver).
• Do not use the recorder in a place
subject to extreme changes in
temperature (temperature gradient
less than 10 °C/hour).
• Do not move the recorder with its
mains lead connected.
• Do not disconnect the mains lead
while the power is on.
• When disconnecting the mains
lead, turn off the power and make
sure that the hard disk drive is not
operating (the clock is displayed in
the front panel display and all
recording or dubbing has stopped).
• Do not move the recorder for one
minute after you have unplugged
the mains lead.
• Do not attempt to replace or
upgrade the hard disk by yourself,
as this may result in malfunction.
If the hard disk drive should
malfunction, you cannot recover lost
data. The hard disk drive is only a
temporary storage space.
About repairing the hard disk
drive
• The contents of the hard disk drive
may be checked in case of repair
or inspection during a malfunction
or modification. However, the
contents will not be backed up or
saved by Sony.
• If the hard disk needs to be
formatted or replaced, it will be
done at the discretion of Sony. All
contents of the hard disk drive will
be erased, including contents that
violate copyright laws.
On power sources
• The 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.
• Before disconnecting the AC
power cord (mains lead), check
that the recorder’s hard disk is not
operating (recording or dubbing)
on the front panel display.
• Do not put any object into the
holes on the set (fan ventilation
holes, jacks, etc.). Electric shock
may result.
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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
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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 put any objects on the
recorder as they may fall, damage
the surface, or cause malfunction.
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.
Do not place anything around the
rear of the subwoofer as air
pressure from the subwoofer’s
duct may knock down.
Do no insert anything into the rear
openings of the subwoofer. This
may cause electric shock or injury.
Do not insert anything into the
subwoofer’s duct, as sound quality
may be affected.
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.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received
through an external tuner (not
supplied) may contain copy
protection signals (copy guard
function) and as such may not be
recordable, depending on the type of
signal.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This 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
Check your model name
The instructions in this manual are
for two models: DAR-RH7000 and
DAR-RH1000. Check your model
name by looking at the front panel
of the recorder.
• In this manual, the internal hard
disk drive is written as “HDD,”
and “disc” is used as a general
reference for the HDD, DVDs, or
CDs unless otherwise specified by
the text or illustrations.
• Instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the
remote. You can also use the
controls on the recorder or other
unit(s) if they have the same or
similar names as those on the
remote.
• The on-screen display illustrations
used in this manual may not match
the graphics displayed on your TV
screen.
• The explanations regarding DVDs
in this manual refer to DVDs
created on this recorder. The
explanations do not apply to
DVDs that are created on other
recorders and played back on this
recorder.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder Home Theatre System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 4: Connecting the Subwoofer and Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Step 5: Connecting the TV Aerial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Step 6: Connecting the TV and Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Step 7: Connecting the Mains Leads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting the Recorder to Other Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Step 8: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Seven Basic Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
1. Inserting and Formatting a DVD Disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalize) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Timer Recording (Standard/Video Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
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Speaker Surround Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Selecting the Sound Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Reinforcing Bass Frequencies (DSGX) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Enjoying TV or VCR Sound From the Speaker System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Other Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Enjoying the Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Controlling TVs With the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Aerial Reception and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Speaker Settings (Speaker) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Disc Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Easy Setup
(Resetting the System) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . 112
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder Home Theatre System
Recording/Playback
Compatible media and reference pages
Quick access to recorded titles
– Title List
,
Play the beginning of a title
while it is being recorded
– Chasing Playback
,
Watching one title while
recording another
– Simultaneous Rec and Play
,
Dubbing/Editing
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
page 39
HDD
-RWVR
“Playing back from the beginning of the programme you
are currently recording (Chasing Playback)” on page 64
HDD
VCD
+RW
CD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DATA CD
“Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)” on page 65
Compatible media and reference pages
Creating your own programme
– Playlist
,
Copying a recorded title to and
from the HDD
– Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
,
Speaker Surround
Options
Listening multi-channel sound
with the 5.1ch speakers
HDD
HDD
-RWVR
“Creating and Editing a Playlist” on page 76
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“Dubbing (HDD y DVD)” on page 79
Compatible media and reference pages
,
DVD
“Selecting the Sound Field” on page 84
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)
Hard disk
drive
(internal)
HDD
(Formatting
unnecessary)
Dub HDD contents to a DVD to
play on other DVD players
DVD+RW
+RW
Automatically
formatted in +VR
mode
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalized)
-RWVR
Format in VR mode
(page 36)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalization
unnecessary)
-RWVideo
Format in Video mode
(page 36)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 46)
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 46)
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 46)
Type
Disc logo
VR
mode
DVDRW
*2
Video
mode
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
Usable disc versions (as of March 2005)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2
with CPRM*1)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0, Ver.2.1)
• 2.4x-speed DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs
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“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,”
and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*1
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
*2 This logo applies to 4x and 6x speed DVD-RW discs.
Recording Features
Editing Features
Rewrite
(page 48)
Auto
Chapter
(page 98)
Manual
Chapter
(page 75)
Record
16:9
sizes
(page 54)
Change
title
name
(page 43)
Erase
title
(page 74)
A-B
Erase
(page 73)
Playlist
(page 76)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes*3
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes*4
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes*3
Yes
Yes*4
No
No
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• 8 cm discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
• DVD-Rs in VR mode (Video Recording format)
*3
Only if the recording mode is LSP, SP, HSP, or HQ,
and “DVD Rec. Picture Size” is set to “16:9.”
*4 Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
,continued
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Playable discs
Type
Disc logo
DVD VIDEO
DVD-R DL
—
VIDEO CD
CD
Icon used
in this
manual
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or
rented.
DVD
DVD-R Dual Layer discs that were recorded on
other equipment. This recorder recognizes
DVD-R Dual Layer discs as DVD Video
compatible discs.
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO
CD/Super VIDEO CD format.
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format that can be purchased.
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3
audio tracks or JPEG image files.
DATA CD
—
DATA CD
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
—
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks.
Discs that cannot be played
• PHOTO CDs
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are not
recorded in music CD or Video CD format, or do
not contain MP3 or JPEG files
• Data part of CD-Extras
• DVD-ROMs that are not recorded in DVD
Video format
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 11)
• DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
Recording format)
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Characteristics
8 cm DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD-R
recorded with a DVD video camera.
(Still images recorded with a DVD video
camera cannot be played.)
Note
When playing DTS surround sound on a CD or DVD,
you can hear the sound from this speaker system only.
The audio signals are not output from the LINE output
jacks on the recorder.
Maximum recordable number of titles
Disc
Number of titles*
HDD
300
DVD-RW/DVD-R
99
DVD+RW/DVD+R
49
DVD+R DL
49
* The maximum length for each title is eight hours.
Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. 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.
MODEL NO.
HCD–RHXXXX
DVD RECORDER
X
NO.
Region code
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.
Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format, reformat the
disc (page 36). Note that the disc’s contents will be
erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD+Rs, DVD-Rs,
or DVD-RWs (Video mode) that contain recordings
made on other DVD equipment.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new
recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings made
on other DVD equipment. If you do add a new
recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the DVD
menu.
• You cannot edit recordings on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs
(Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs that are made on
other DVD equipment.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
• You may not be able to record on some recordable
discs, depending on the disc.
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please be
aware that among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
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Hookups and Settings
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 21)
m
Step 4: Connecting the Subwoofer and Recorder
(page 22)
m
Step 5: Connecting the TV Aerial (page 23)
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DVD recorder (1)
Mains lead (1)
TV aerial cable (1)
Active subwoofer (1)
Speakers (5)
AM loop aerial (1)
FM wire aerial (1)
Speaker cords (short) (3)
Speaker cords (long) (2)
System cord (1)
Food pads for the active subwoofer*1 (4)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Operating Instructions (1)
Hookup Guide (card) (1)
m
Step 6: Connecting the TV and Recorder (page 24)
m
Step 7: Connecting the Mains Leads (page 28)
m
Step 8: Easy Setup (page 34)
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: Easy Setup.”
Notes
• Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
• See the instructions supplied with the components to be
connected.
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not
have a SCART or video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each
component before connecting.
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The following is also included for speaker
installation.
For DAR-RH7000:
• Speaker stands (2)
• Covers of speaker stands (2)
• Screws (4)
• Foot pads*2 (20)
For DAR-RH1000:
• Wall-mount pads (8)
*1Attach
*2Attach
to the bottom of the subwoofer.
to the bottom or rear of the speakers.
Inserting batteries into the remote
Hookups and Settings
You can control the recorder and the speaker
system using the supplied remote. Insert two Size
R6 (AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends
on the batteries to the markings inside the
compartment. When using the remote, point the
remote at
(remote sensor) on the recorder.
Notes
• To operate a non Sony TV, set the code number of the
TV’s manufacturer (page 88).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensors (marked
on the
recorder) 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
For DAR-RH7000
Connect the speaker system using the supplied speaker cords, matching the colours of the terminals with
the cords. For details on front speaker connection and speaker stands, see page 17.
Grey
(+)
(+)
(–)
Colour tube
(–)
Black
Centre speaker
Front speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Subwoofer
FM75
COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
SPEAKERS
FRONT
R
Surround
speaker (R)
R
CENTER
L
Surround
speaker (L)
SPEAKERS
FRONT
R
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SURROUND
L
SURROUND
L
R
L
CENTER
For DAR-RH1000
Connect the speaker system using the supplied speaker cords, matching the colours of the terminals with
the cords.
Grey
(+)
Colour tube
(–)
Black
Front speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Hookups and Settings
(+)
(–)
Centre speaker
Subwoofer
FM75
COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
SPEAKERS
FRONT
R
SURROUND
L
R
CENTER
L
Surround
speaker (R)
Surround
speaker (L)
SPEAKERS
FRONT
R
Notes
• Do not set the speakers in an inclined position.
SURROUND
L
R
CENTER
L
• Do not place the speakers in locations that are:
– Extremely hot or cold.
– Dusty or dirty.
,continued
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•
•
•
•
– Very humid.
– Subject to vibration.
– 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) attached to the speakers on a
specially treated floor (waxed, oiled, polished, etc.), as
staining or discoloration may result.
Cover the floor with a cloth when connecting.
Be sure to match the speaker cord polarity with the
component terminals: 3 to 3 (grey), # to # (black).
If reversed, the sound will lack bass and may be
distorted.
Positioning the speakers
For the best possible surround sound, all speakers
other than the subwoofer should be the same
distance from the listening position (A).
However, this system allows you to place the
centre speaker 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.
Notes on speaker cord treatment
• Do not insert the speaker cord insulation in the
speaker terminals. Bend the stripped cord at the
insulation before connecting.
• To avoid short-circuiting the speakers, make
sure speaker cord conductors do not touch the
neighbouring conductors or terminal.
Example:
• Do not place the centre speaker and surround speakers
farther away from the listening position than the front
speakers.
• If you change the speaker positions after Easy Setup
(page 34), change the “Distance” and “Size” settings in
“Speaker” setup accordingly (page 100).
Conductors are splayed, and
touching neighbouring
terminal.
Note on subwoofer placement
After connecting the system components and the
mains leads, you can check for a speaker shortcircuit using the test tone (page 102). If the test
tone is not output, or is output from a speaker other
than indicated in the front panel display, check the
speaker connection.
Note
If you connect the speakers incorrectly, or turn up the
volume while the speakers are short-circuited, the
POWER indicator on the subwoofer flashes and the
system enters standby mode. If this happens, disconnect
the mains lead, wait about two minutes, and then
reconnect to turn on the system.
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Notes
Too much insulation is
removed. Conductors are
touching each other.
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:
– Position the subwoofer at least 0.3 m away from
the TV or the projector.
– Move any nearby magnetic object away from the
subwoofer (healthcare devices, toys, etc.).
Magnetic latches on TV stands may also cause a
problem.
Installing the speakers (DARRH7000)
3
Securely attach the speaker to the stand with
the supplied screws after adjusting the height
of the speaker.
Attach the front speakers to the supplied speaker
stands.
Thread the speaker cord through the hole in
the bottom of the speaker stand.
Hookups and Settings
1
Screw
2
Thread the speaker cord through the post of
the speaker stand, and connect it to the
speaker terminals. Ensure the rear holes of the
speaker are oriented as illustrated below.
4
Take up the slack of the speaker cord.
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5
Attach the cover.
To attach the supplied foot pads
If you are to place the centre speaker on a rack,
attach the supplied foot pads to the bottom of the
speaker. Make sure that the hole on the back of the
speaker is in the right direction, as illustrated
below.
Notes
• Set both speakers to the same height.
• You can install the front and surround speakers on
optional speaker stands (WS-FV20 or WS-FV11).
When detaching the speakers from their stands
Insert a flathead screwdriver (not supplied) into
the notch of the cover, and remove the cover from
the stand.
Flathead screwdriver
(not supplied)
Note
Detach the speaker carefully to prevent pinching your
fingers between the speaker and speaker stand.
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Foot pad
z Hint
When placing the front speakers or the surround speakers
vertically, attach the supplied foot pads to the bottom
face of each speaker.
To install the speakers on a wall
Centre speaker
The front speakers can be wall mounted, either
vertically or horizontally.
To mount the front speakers horizontally, follow
the centre speaker installation procedure on
page 20.
Hookups and Settings
1
280 mm
Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable
for the hole on the back of each speaker.
4 mm
8 to 10 mm
Minimum 30 mm
Front speaker
Surround speaker
1
1 4.6 mm
1
2 10 mm
2
Centre and surround speaker
4.6 mm
10 mm
2
8 to 10 mm
3
Fasten the screws to the wall. The screws
should protrude 8 to 10 mm.
Attach the supplied foot pads to the speakers,
and hang the speakers on the screws.
Make sure that the rear hole is oriented
correctly before hanging the speaker.
Front speaker
Front speaker
280 mm
8 to 10 mm
1
1 4.6 mm
1
2 10 mm
2
Foot pad
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Centre speaker
4.6 mm
Installing the speakers on a wall
(DAR-RH1000)
1 Prepare screws (not supplied) that are suitable
10 mm
for the hole on the back of each speaker.
4 mm
Minimum 25 mm
Speaker rear hole
Foot pad
4.6 mm
Surround speaker
10 mm
4.6 mm
10 mm
2
Fasten the screws to the wall.
The screws should protrude 8 to 9 mm.
8 to 9 mm
Foot pad
Notes
• If you do not set the speaker correctly, the speaker may
fall down and cause injury.
• Use screws that are suitable for the wall material and
strength. In the case of a plaster board wall, attach the
screws securely to a beam and fasten them to the wall.
• Install the speakers on a vertical and 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,
improper screw installation, or natural calamity, etc.
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3
Attach the supplied wall-mount pads on the
rear of the speaker.
Wall-mount pads
(7 × 7 mm, 3 mm thick)
4
Hang the speakers on the screws.
4.6 mm
Step 3: Connecting the FM/
AM Aerials
10 mm
AM loop aerial
(supplied)
FM75
COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
Hookups and Settings
Subwoofer
FM wire aerial (supplied)
Notes
• Use screws that are suitable for the wall material and
strength. In the case of a plaster board wall, 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.
z Hints
• AM loop aerial’s cord (A) and (B) can be connected to
either terminal.
A
B
• If FM reception is poor, 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
FM75
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.
• Keep the FM wire aerial as horizontal as possible.
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Step 4: Connecting the Subwoofer and Recorder
Connect the subwoofer and recorder using the supplied system cord.
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / C R
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
LINE OUT
to SYSTEM CONNECTOR
Squeeze both
sides of the plug
and insert it fully
until it clicks.
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
DVD recorder
System cord
(supplied)
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
FM75
COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
to SYSTEM CONNECTOR
: Signal flow
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SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
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 28).
Hookups and Settings
to AERIAL IN
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / C R
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
OUT
AERIAL
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 a video cord to view pictures (not supplied). Select one of following patterns A through D
according to the type of input jack on your TV monitor or projector.
Video cord
(not supplied)
B
S-video cord
(not supplied)
INPUT
INPUT
C
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L
TV or projector
AUDIO
R
TV or projector
to LINE OUT (S VIDEO)
to LINE OUT (VIDEO)
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
P R / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
To i LINE 1 – TV
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
(red)
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(blue)
(green)
SCART cord (not supplied)
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
D
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
A
Component video
cord (not supplied)
(green)
PB/CB
(blue)
PR/CR
(red)
TV or projector
TV
: Signal flow
Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
• The LINE jacks do not output DTS audio signals of CDs or DVDs. You can hear DTS sound from this speaker system
only.
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A Connecting to a SCART input jack
B Connecting to a video input jack
Connect using a video cord (not supplied) to the
yellow LINE OUT (VIDEO) jack. You will enjoy
standard quality images.
C Connecting to an S VIDEO input
jack
Connect using an S-video cord (not supplied) to
the LINE OUT (S VIDEO) jack. You will enjoy
high quality images.
D Connecting to component video
input jacks (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR,)
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.
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format
signals, you must use this connection and set
“Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On”
(page 96). Then press PROGRESSIVE on the
remote to send progressive video signals. For
details, see “Using the PROGRESSIVE button”
on page 26.
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see page 95.
If you are connecting to a VCR
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3/DECODER
jack on the recorder (page 29).
Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord
between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
• You cannot use the PROGRESSIVE button with the
connections B and C.
About the SMARTLINK features (for
SCART connections only)
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. When you set “Line1 Output”
to “S Video” or “RGB” in “Easy Setup” (page 34),
use a SCART cord that conforms to the selected
signal.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via a
SCART jack, the TV’s input source is set to the
recorder automatically when you start playback. If
necessary, press t TV/DVD to return the input to
TV.
• For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will need a
SCART cord that has the full 21 pins. See your TV’s
instruction manual as well for this connection.
• If you connect this recorder to a TV with
SMARTLINK, set “Line1 Output” to “Video” in “Easy
Setup.”
If the connected TV (or other connected
equipment such as a set top box) complies with
SMARTLINK, NexTView Link*3,
MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2,
CINEMALINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW
LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this recorder
automatically runs the SMARTLINK function
after you complete the connection pattern A on
page 24 (the SMARTLINK indicator lights up
when you turn on your TV). You can enjoy the
following SMARTLINK features.
• Preset Download
You can download the tuner preset data from
your TV to this recorder, and tune the recorder
according to that data in “Easy Setup.” This
further simplifies the “Easy Setup” procedure.
Be careful not to disconnect the cables or exit the
“Easy Setup” function during this procedure
(page 34).
• TV Direct Rec
You can easily record what you are currently
watching (page 38).
• One Touch Play
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
TV’s input to the recorder, and start playback
with one touch of the H (play) button
(page 61).
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the Title
List menu with one touch of the TITLE LIST
button (page 61).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
to the recorder’s channel, and display the timer
programming menu with one touch of the
TIMER button (page 51).
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if the
recorder is not used after you turn off the TV.
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• NexTView Download
You can easily set the timer by using the
NexTView Download function on your TV.
See your TV’s instruction manual.
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig
Corporation.
“EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are trademarks
of Philips Corporation.
“Q-Link” and “NexTView Link” are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation.
“EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba
Corporation.
“T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
z Hint
SMARTLINK also works with TVs or other equipment
having EPG Timer Control, EPG Title Download, and
Now Recording functions. For details, see the operating
instructions supplied with your TV or other equipment.
Notes
• The SMARTLINK features are available only when
“Video” is selected in “Line1 Output.”
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
Using the PROGRESSIVE button
By using the PROGRESSIVE button, you can
select the signal format in which the recorder
outputs video signals: interlace or progressive.
1
Connect the recorder using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (pattern
D on page 25).
2
Set “Component Out” in “Video” setup to
“On” (page 96).
3
Press the PROGRESSIVE button.
“PROGRE” appears in the front panel display
when the recorder outputs progressive signals.
◆Progressive
Select this when:
– your TV accepts progressive signals, and,
– the TV is connected to the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
Note that the pictures will not be clear or no
picture will appear if you select progressive signal
output when either of the above conditions is not
met.
◆Interlace
Select this when:
– your TV does not accept progressive signals, or,
– your TV is connected to jacks other than the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (LINE 2
OUT (VIDEO or S VIDEO)).
z Hint
When you select progressive signal output, you can finetune the signal according to the type of software you are
watching (page 96).
Note
Consumers should note that not all high definition
television sets are fully compatible with this product and
may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In the
case of 525/625 progressive scan picture problems, it is
recommended that the user switch the connection to the
‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions
regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 525p/
625p DVD recorder, please contact our customer service
centre.
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Connecting an audio cord
If you listen via your TV’s speakers, connect the LINE OUT jacks of the recorder to the audio input jacks
of your TV.
VIDEO
Audio cord
(not supplied)
(red)
(white)
L
(white)
AUDIO
(red)
Hookups and Settings
INPUT
R
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
TV or projector
S VIDEO
LINE OUT
to LINE OUT (AUDIO L/R)
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
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
OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks to your TV’s audio jacks at
the same time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• The LINE jacks do not output DTS audio signals of
CDs or DVDs. You can hear DTS sound from this
speaker system only.
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Step 7: Connecting the
Mains Leads
If you are connecting additional devices, go to
“Connecting the Recorder to Other Equipment”
(page 29) first.
After completing all of the hookups, connect the
supplied mains lead to the AC IN terminal of the
recorder, and then plug the recorder, subwoofer,
and TV mains leads into the mains.
3
DVD recorder
~ AC IN
to AC IN
1
2
to mains
Subwoofer
SPEAKERS
FRONT
to mains
R
SURROUND
L
R
CENTER
L
Before operating, you must wait a short while
until the front panel display lights up and the
recorder has entered standby mode. You can
then start setting up the system – go to “Step 8:
Easy Setup” (page 34).
To turn the system on and off
Press [/1.
When you turn off the system, the system enters
standby mode and the ON/STANDBY indicator
on the subwoofer lights up in red.
Note
After the subwoofer’s mains lead is disconnected, the
ON/STANDBY indicator may remain lit red for a while.
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Connecting the Recorder to Other Equipment
Connecting a VCR or similar device
To connect to the LINE 3 jack
Hookups and Settings
Before connecting the recorder’s mains lead, connect any other equipment (VCR, satellite tuner, PAYTV decoder, etc.) to the LINE IN jacks of the recorder. See also the operating instructions supplied with
the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording From Connected Equipment” (page 57). To listen to the sound
of other equipment through the speaker system, see “Enjoying TV or VCR Sound From the Speaker
System” (page 86).
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of this recorder.
TV
VCR
SCART cord (not supplied)
to SCART input
to i LINE 3/DECODER
to i LINE 1 – TV
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals, which 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,
connect to a second line input on your TV (“Line input 2” below).
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3/DECODER jack.
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the t TV/
DVD button on the remote.
• If the recorder’s mains lead is disconnected, you will not be able to view images from the connected VCR.
• DTS audio signals of CDs/DVDs are output only to this speaker system, not to the LINE jacks.
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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.
OUTPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
DVD recorder (front)
to LINE 2 IN
- VOLUME +
TIMER REC
SYNCRO REC
HDD
DVD
FM/AM
REC
REC
MODE
INPUT
SELECT
REC PAUSE
REC STOP
- PROGRAM +
LINE 2 IN
S-VIDEO
LINE 1 - TV
VIDEO
L(MONO) AUDIO R
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
to LINE 4 IN
(rear)
VCR, etc.
: Signal flow
z Hint
When connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, use an audio cord to distribute monaural signal to both left
and right channels (not supplied).
Notes
• 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 (i.e. yellow video
cord and S-video cord).
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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 from the mains when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
Hookups and Settings
TV
to SCART input
Satellite tuner, etc.
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to i LINE 1 – TV
to i LINE 3/DECODER
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
P B / CB
PR / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
If the satellite tuner can output RGB signals
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the satellite
tuner can output RGB signals, connect the TV
SCART connector on the satellite tuner to the
LINE 3/DECODER jack, and set “Line3 Input” of
“Scart Setting” to “Video/RGB” in “Video” setup
(page 96). Note that this connection and setup
disable the SMARTLINK function. If you want to
use the SMARTLINK function with a compatible
set top box, see the instructions supplied with the
set top box.
If you want to use the Synchro Rec function
This connection is necessary to use the SynchroRecording function. See “Recording from
connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec)”
on page 57.
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video”
setup (page 96) according to the specifications of
your satellite tuner. See your satellite tuner’s
instructions for more information.
If you are using a B Sky B tuner, be sure to
connect the tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the LINE
3/DECODER jack. Then set “Line3 Input” of
“Scart Setting” according to the specifications of
the VCR SCART jack on your satellite tuner.
Notes
• Do not set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video”
setup to “Decoder.”
• Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners.
For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
tuner.
• DTS audio signals of CDs/DVDs are output only to this
speaker system, not to the LINE jacks.
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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 from the mains when connecting the decoder.
TV
Aerial cable
(supplied)
to AERIAL IN
to SCART input
PAY-TV/Canal Plus
decoder
SCART cord
(not supplied)
SCART cord (not supplied)
to i LINE 1 – TV
to AERIAL OUT
to i LINE 3/DECODER
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
Note
If the recorder’s mains lead is disconnected, you will not be able to view images from the connected decoder.
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Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels
4
Video - Scart Setting
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
SYSTEM
MENU
Video/RGB
Video
Video
Video/RGB
Line3 Output
S Video
Video
Decoder
Video
S Video
S Video
Video
S Video
S Video
S Video
RGB
Video/RGB
Video
Press M/m to select “Video” or “RGB” for
“Line1 Output,” “Decoder” for “Line3
Input,” and “Video” for “Line3 Output,”
and press ENTER.
6
Press O RETURN to return the cursor to
the left column.
7
Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
TV Guide Page
Features
Clock
Speaker
Language
Options
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Easy Setup
The System Menu appears.
2
Line3 Input
Video
The “Video” setup display appears again.
0
1
Line1 Output
Hookups and Settings
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programmes, set your recorder to receive channels
using the on-screen display.
In order to set the channels correctly, be sure to
follow all the steps below.
1
Select “Scart Setting,” and press ENTER.
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
8
Select “Channel Setting,” and press
ENTER.
SETUP
Settings - Channel Setting
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
System :
BG
Audio
TV Guide Page
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Features
Clock
Channel Set :
C2
Speaker
Language
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Options
Prog. 8
Easy Setup
3
9
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
Press PROG +/– to select the desired
programme position.
Selected programme position
SETUP
Settings - Channel Setting
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
System :
BG
Features
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Speaker
Scart Setting
Channel Set :
C24
Options
Line4 Input :
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Easy Setup
Video
Prog. 6
10Select “System,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
DK
Channel Set :
C
I2
Station Name :
CDE
L
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
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11Press M/m to select an available TV
system, BG, DK, I, or L, and press ENTER.
To receive broadcasts in France, select “L.”
12Select “Normal/CATV,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Normal
Channel Set :
2
C
CATV
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
Step 8: Easy Setup
Make the basic adjustments by following the onscreen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
[/1
13Select “Normal,” and press ENTER.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
To preset CATV (Cable Television) channels,
select “CATV.”
14Select “Channel Set,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
2
C
C24
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Prog. 6
O RETURN
15Select the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channel,
1
and press ENTER.
16Select “PAY-TV/CANAL+,” and press
ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C24
Station Name :
PQR
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
On
Audio :
NICAM
Off
A message regarding initial settings appears.
• If this message does not appear, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
to run “Easy Setup” function (page 104).
Prog. 6
17Select “On,” and press ENTER.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
Note
When you set “Line3 Input” to “Decoder” in step 5
above, you will not be able to select “L3” because Line 3
will become a dedicated line for the decoder.
Press [/1 to turn on the recorder and set
the input selector on your TV so that the
signal from the recorder appears on your
TV screen.
2
Press ENTER.
Follow the on-screen instructions to make the
following settings.
◆ OSD
Select the language for the on-screen displays.
◆ Tuner System
Select your country or language.
The programme position order will be set
according to the country you set.
To set the programme positions manually, see
page 90.
• If you live in a French speaking country that
is not listed on the display, select “ELSE.”
◆ Clock
The recorder will automatically search for a
clock signal.
• If a clock signal cannot be found, set the
clock manually using </M/m/,, and press
ENTER.
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◆ Component Out
If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jack, select “On.”
◆ Line3 Input
If you will connect a decoder to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack, select “Yes.”
◆ Line1 Output
To output video signals, select “Video.”
To output S video signals, select “S Video.”
To output RGB signals, select “RGB.”
Select “Video” to enjoy the SMARTLINK
features.
• If you set “Component Out” to “On,” you
cannot select “RGB.”
• If you set “Line3 Input” to “Yes,” you
cannot select “S Video.”
To fine-tune your speaker system
Make detailed adjustments to each speaker’s
distance, loudness, and position settings. See
“Speaker Settings (Speaker)” on page 100.
z Hints
• If you want to change each setting, see “Settings and
Adjustments” (page 90).
• If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu (page 104).
Note
If the Room Size display does not appear, check that the
subwoofer is turned on, and that the system cord is
connected securely.
Hookups and Settings
◆ TV Type
If you have a wide-screen TV, select “16:9.”
If you have a standard TV, select either “4:3
Letter Box” (shrink to fit) or “4:3 Pan Scan”
(stretch to fit). This will determine how
“wide-screen” images are displayed on your
TV.
Basic hookups and settings are complete.
You are ready to start using the system.
◆ Room Size
Select a room size from “Small,” “Medium,”
or “Large.” Distance of each speaker will be
set automatically.
Speaker Distance Settings
Small
(default)
3
Front
Centre
Surround
1.6 m
1.6 m
1.6 m
Medium
2.4 m
2.2 m
2.4 m
Large
3.4 m
3.0 m
3.4 m
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
“Easy Setup” is finished.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
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Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info)
Seven Basic Operations
+RW
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting and Formatting
a DVD Disc (Disc Info)
Inserting a disc
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
-RWVR -RWVideo
New discs are automatically formatted when
inserted. If necessary, you can manually re-format
a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc to make a blank
disc. For DVD-RWs, you can select a recording
format (VR mode or Video mode) according to
your needs (page 8).
DVD
DATA CD
Z
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
</M/m/,,
ENTER
0
TOOLS
1
2
Press DVD.
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a disc” above.
2
Press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
Close
Stop
Erase
Recording/playback side facing down
3
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears in the front
panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted automatically.
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Protect
Dubbing
Options for the disc or picture
The TOOLS menu displays options
applicable to the entire disc (e.g. disc
protection), recorder (e.g. audio settings
during recording), or multiple items on a list
menu (e.g. erasing multiple titles). The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
3
Move the cursor down the TOOLS menu
until “Disc Info” is selected, and press
ENTER.
Example: When a DVD-RW (VR mode) is
inserted.
Disc Information
Disc Name
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
Format
HSP : 0H45M
LP : 1H30M
SEP : 4H00M
VR
Protect Disc
Finalize
Off
SP : 1H00M
EP : 2H00M
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
For DVD-RWs, select “VR” or “Video,” and
press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
z Hints
• By reformatting, you can change the recording format
on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs that have
been finalized.
• For DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode), you can
check free space and title location on the disc using the
Disc Map display (page 75).
Erase All
Format
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Note
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1
billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc
space.
Seven Basic Operations
Close
DiscName Movie
Media
5
A “Disc Name” (DVD only)
B “Media”: Disc type
C “Format”: Recording format type (DVDRW only)
D
“On”/“Off”: Indicates whether
protection is set (DVD-RW in VR mode
only)
E “Title no.”: Total number of titles
F “Date”: Dates of when the oldest and the
most recent titles were recorded (DVD
only)
G “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
(approximate)
• The remaining recording time in each of the
recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space
H Disc setting buttons
“Disc Name” (page 45)
“Protect Disc” (page 45)
“Finalize”/“Unfinalize” (page 46)
“Erase All” (page 75)
“Format”
Available settings differ depending on the
disc type.
4
Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
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2. Recording a Programme
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
This section introduces the basic operation to
record the current TV programme to the hard disk
(HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an explanation of
how to make timer recordings, see page 48.
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PROG +/–
t TV/DVD
0
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after eight
hours of continuous recording or when the
HDD or DVD is full.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP located beneath the remote
control cover.
Note that it may take a few seconds for recorder to
stop recording.
To pause recording
Press X REC PAUSE located beneath the remote
control cover.
To restart recording, press the button again.
DISPLAY
To watch another TV programme while
recording
X REC PAUSE
x REC STOP
z REC
REC MODE
1
TV Direct Rec
Press HDD or DVD.
When you record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD (see “Inserting a disc” on
page 36).
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display on
the TV screen changes as follows:
HQ
SEP
HSP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
For more details about the recording mode,
see page 48.
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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 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV to
TV input using the t TV/DVD button (page 88).
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily record what you are watching on your TV.
When the TV is turned on, press z REC. The
recorder automatically turns on and starts
recording what you are watching on the TV.
Note
If “TV” appears in the front panel display, you cannot
turn off the TV or change the programme position during
TV Direct Rec. To turn off the function, set “TV Direct
Rec” to “Off” in “Features” setup (page 98).
About the Teletext function
3. Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
HDD
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.
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
Notes
M/m,
ENTER
• 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.
• In the event of a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme
while recording another PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programme.
• To use the TV Direct Rec function, you must first set
the recorder’s clock correctly.
The recording information appears.
TOOLS
/
m
1
M
H/X/x
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see
“Inserting a disc” on page 36).
Playback starts automatically depending on
the disc.
You can check recording information, such as
recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
-R
To play a recorded title, select the title from the
Title List.
* not available in some areas.
Checking the disc status while
recording
+R
Seven Basic Operations
Some broadcasts include a Teletext service* in
which all programme information (title, date,
channel, recording start time etc.) is stored daily.
When recording a programme, the recorder
automatically takes the programme name from the
Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. For
details, see “TV Guide Page” on page 93.
Note that the Teletext information will not appear
on your TV screen. To view the Teletext
information on your TV screen, press t TV/
DVD on the remote to switch the input source to
your TV.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the extended Title List, press
TOOLS, select “Display List,” and press
ENTER.
A Disc type/format
B Recording status
C Recording mode
D Recording time
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
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Title List with Thumbnail Images (Example:
DVD-RW in VR mode)
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
3
The sub-menu appears.
The sub-menu displays options applicable
only to the selected item. The displayed
options differ depending on the model,
situation, and disc type.
4.3 / 4.7GB
12 Tennis
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
Select a title, and press ENTER.
AAB
(0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
11 Travel
DEF
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
10 Mystery
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
TITLE LIST
AAB
(1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
ORIGINAL
12 Tennis
9 World Sports
GHI
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
11 Travel
4.3 / 4.7GB
Close
AAB
Play LSP 0.9GB
(0H30M)
Play Beginning
Erase
DEF
SEP 0.3GB
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M)
Protect
m
10 Mystery
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
9 World Sports
Dubbing
AAB
Visual Search
(1H00M)
SLP 0.8GB
Title Name
Delete Chapter GHI
SEP 0.6GB
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M)
A-B Erase
Extended Title List
Sub-menu
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
4.3 / 4.7GB
12
Tennis
AAB Fri
11
Travel
DEF Wed 26.10
10
Mystery
AAB Tue
9
World Sports
GHI
8
Family
DEF Mon
7
Nature
L3
Sat
15.10
6
News
GHI
Fri
14.10
5
Weather
L3
Thu
13.10
28.10
25.10
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Wed 19.10
17.10
A Disc type:
Displays a media type, HDD or DVD.
Also displays the title type (original or
Playlist) for HDD or DVD-RWs (VR mode).
B Disc space (remainder/total)
C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date. Title size is shown in the
thumbnail Title List.
z (red): Indicates that the title is currently
being recorded.
: Indicates that the title is currently being
dubbed.
: Indicates the protected title.
“NEW” (or N): Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
: Indicates that the Update function is set
(HDD only) (page 50).
: Indicates titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals (HDD only)
(page 80).
To stop playback
Press x.
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
Press
/
while the list display is turned on.
Each time you press
/
, the entire Title List
changes to the next/previous page of titles.
About the Title List for HDD/DVD-RWs (VR
mode)
You can switch the Title List to show original or
Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
TOOLS to select either “Original” or “Playlist,”
and press ENTER.
For details, see “Edit options for the HDD and
DVD-RWs (VR mode)” on page 71.
To change the title order (Sort)
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
TOOLS to select “Sort Titles.” Press M/m to select
the item, and press ENTER.
Order
Sorted
By Date
in order of when the titles were
recorded. The title that is recorded
most recently is listed at the top.
By Title
in alphabetical order.
By Number
in order of recorded title number.
D Scroll bar:
Appears when not all titles fit on the list. To
view the hidden titles, press M/m.
E Title’s thumbnail picture
Still images for each title are displayed.
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Order
Sorted
Unseen Title
(HDD only)
in order of when the titles were
recorded. The title that is recorded
most recently and not played back
is listed at the top. Playlist titles
are not displayed.
You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
picture shown in the Title List menu.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST in stop mode.
3
Select “Set Thumbnail,” and press ENTER.
The selected title starts to play in the
background.
4
5
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA CD
You can check the playing time and remaining
time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also,
you can check the disc name recorded on the
DVD/CD.
Select a title whose thumbnail picture you
want to change, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
While watching the playback picture, press
H, X, or m/M to select the scene you
want to set for a thumbnail picture, and press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Seven Basic Operations
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (HDD/DVD-RW in VR mode only)
4. Displaying the Playing
Time and Play Information
0
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Display 1 t Display 2 t Display off
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
◆ Display 1
Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO
z Hints
• After recording, the first scene of the recording (the
title) is automatically set as the thumbnail picture.
• You can select “TITLE LIST” from the System Menu.
Title 1
Angle3(5)
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
Notes
• The title names may not appear for DVDs created on
other DVD recorders.
• Letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with “*.”
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail pictures to
be displayed.
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may change to
the first scene of the recording (title).
• After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on the
source recording is cancelled.
A Title number/name
(Shows either track number, track name,
scene number, or file name for CDs, VIDEO
CDs, or DATA CDs.)
B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
(
angle/
audio/
subtitle, etc.),
or playback data for DATA CDs
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C The currently selected function or audio
setting (appears momentarily)
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
z Hint
When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
“Options” setup (page 104), playback information
automatically appears when the recorder is turned on, etc.
Rear (L/R)
Note
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Front (L/R) + Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
◆ Display 2
Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
Letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are replaced
with “*.”
Checking the playing/remaining
time
You can view the playing or remaining time
information displayed on the TV screen and the
front panel display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
◆Front panel display
Example: When playing a DVD
A Disc type*1/format (page 8)
B Title type (only appears for Playlists)
(page 71)
C Play mode
Playing time and number of current title
Remaining time of current title
D Recording mode (page 48)
E Playing status bar*2
F Title number (chapter number*3) (page 66)
(Shows either track number, scene number,
album number*3, or file number for CDs,
VIDEO CDs, or DATA CDs.)
Playing time and number of current chapter
Remaining time of current chapter
G Album name appears for CDs with CD text,
or DATA CDs when you press TIME/
TEXT repeatedly.
H Playing time (remaining time*3)
*1
*2
*3
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Displays Super VIDEO CDs as “SVCD,” DATA CDs
as “CD.”
Does not appear with VIDEO CDs and DATA CDs.
Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
Example: When dubbing a DVD
Remaining time of dubbing in progress
Example: When playing a VIDEO CD
Playing time and number of current scene or
track
Example: When playing a CD
m
Remaining time of current track
You can label a DVD, title, or programme by
entering characters. You can enter up to 64
characters for a title or disc name, but the actual
number of characters displayed in menus such as
the Title List will vary. The steps below explain
how to change the name of a recorded programme.
m
Playing time of disc
m
Remaining time of the disc
m
Number
buttons, SET
CD text (when available)
Example: When playing an MP3 audio track
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Seven Basic Operations
Track playing time and current track/index number
5. Changing the Name of a
Recorded Programme
0
Playing time and number of current track
m
TITLE LIST
Current album number
Example: When viewing a JPEG image
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Current file number and total number of files in current
album
m
Current album number and total number of albums
Notes
• The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
text, such as the disc name.
• Letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
• Displayed playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not
be exact.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Title Name,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
4
Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to
the right of the screen and select “A”
(upper-case), “a” (lower-case), or
“Symbol,” and press ENTER.
The characters of the selected type are
displayed.
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5
Press </M/m/, to select the character
you want to enter, and press ENTER.
The selected character appears at the top of
the display.
Example: Input Title Name
To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter
characters.
1
In step 5 above, press a number button
repeatedly to select a character.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to enter
“F.”
2
3
Press SET and select the next character.
Input Title Name
1
6
"A"
2
Back
7
"a"
3
Clear All
8
4
Space
9
Cancel
0
Finish
5
Symbol
The type of characters will change according
to the language you select in “Easy Setup.”
Some languages allow you to enter an accent
mark.
To enter a letter with an accent mark, select an
accent followed by the letter.
Example: Select “ ` ” and then “a” to enter “à.”
To insert a space, select “Space.”
6
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter other
characters.
Input row
Input Title Name
1
-
6
"A"
2
c
Back
7
"a"
3
f
Clear All
8
Space
9
Cancel
0
Finish
4
5
Symbol
To erase a character, move the cursor to the
right of the character at the input row. Select
“Back” and press ENTER.
To insert a character, move the cursor to the
right of the point where you want to insert the
character. Select the character and press
ENTER.
To erase all of the characters, select “Clear
All” and press ENTER.
7
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
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Select “Finish” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• You can erase all displayed characters by pressing and
holding CLEAR for two seconds or more.
• You can switch between “A” (upper-case), “a” (lowercase), or “Symbol” even if you press INPUT SELECT.
6. Labelling and Protecting
a Disc
You can apply options to the entire disc using the
Disc Information display.
Protecting a disc
-RWVR
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a disc” on page 36.
2
Press TOOLS, select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Close
1
2
3
DiscName
4
5
6
Media
DVD-RW
7
8
9
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
Disc Name
0
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
Format
HSP : 0H45M
LP : 1H30M
SEP : 4H00M
VR
Protect Disc
Finalize
Off
SP : 1H00M
EP : 2H00M
Erase All
Format
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
3
4
Seven Basic Operations
Disc Information
Select “Protect Disc,” and press ENTER.
Select “Protect,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the protection
Select “Don’t Protect” in step 4.
Labelling a disc
+RW
1
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles (page 72).
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a disc” on page 36.
2
Press TOOLS, select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Example: When the inserted disc is a DVDRW (VR mode).
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LSP : 1H15M
SLP : 3H00M
Format
HSP : 0H45M
LP : 1H30M
SEP : 4H00M
VR
Protect Disc
Finalize
Off
SP : 1H00M
EP : 2H00M
Erase All
Format
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
3
Select “Disc Name,” and press ENTER.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc Name”
display (page 43).
Note
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc name.
The disc name may not appear when the disc is played on
other DVD equipment.
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7. Playing the Disc on Other
DVD Equipment (Finalize)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Finalizing is necessary in order to play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
(Video mode), DVD+R, 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.
Differences between the disc types
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. However,
you may need to manually finalize a disc
for certain DVD equipment, or if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing
a disc on VR format compatible
equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment is
VR format compatible, you may need to
finalize the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to record
on it again, unfinalize or reformat the
disc (page 36). However, if you reformat
the disc, all recorded contents will be
erased.
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot further edit
or record on the disc.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a disc” on page 36.
2
Press TOOLS, select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalizing and asks for
confirmation.
Finalize
About xx min is needed for finalizing this disc.
Cannot cancel finalizing during transaction.
Do you want to finalize?
OK
4
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalized or not.
If you cannot select “Finalize” in step 3 above, the disc
has already been finalized.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or
the DVD equipment, playback may not be possible
even if the disc is finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize a disc if it was
recorded on another recorder.
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Unfinalizing a disc
-RWVR -RWVideo
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
To record or edit further, you can unfinalize
DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been finalized
on this recorder. (Not possible if finalized on other
DVD equipment.)
When you try to record or edit a DVD-RW (VR
mode) finalized on other DVD equipment, a
message may appear indicating that the disc needs
unfinalizing.
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a disc” on page 36.
2
Seven Basic Operations
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
Press TOOLS, select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Select “Unfinalize,” and press ENTER.
Unfinalizing starts, which may take several
minutes.
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Timer Recording
Recording Recording time (hours)
mode
HDD
DVD*
DARRH1000
DARRH7000
33
53
1
R 51
81
1 hr.
30 min.
67
107
2
LSP
r 85
135
2 hr.
30 min.
LP
r 103
164
3
EP
r 137
217
4
SLP
r 204
325
6
428
8
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• This recorder can record on various discs. Select
the disc type according to your needs (page 8).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 36). For HDD,
DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you can free up
disc space by erasing titles (page 75).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture
size if necessary (page 54).
z Hint
Timer recordings will be made regardless of whether or
not the recorder is turned on. You can turn off the
recorder without affecting the recording even after
recording starts.
Note
To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 46).
Recording mode
Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has eight different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select the High Quality
mode (HQ). If recording time is your priority,
Super Extended Play mode (SEP) can be a
possible choice. Note that recording times in the
following table are approximate and actual time
may differ. Note also that the maximum
continuous recording time for a single title is eight
hours. Contents beyond this time will not be
recorded.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
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HQ (High
quality)
HSP
SP
(Standard
mode)
SEP (Long
duration)
269
* The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double Layer)
discs is as follows:
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
LP: 5 hours 25 minutes
EP: 7 hours 14 minutes
SLP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SEP: 14 hours 28 minutes
“HQ+” recording mode
“HQ+” records pictures in higher quality than HQ
on the HDD. Set “HQ Setting” in “Features” setup
to “HQ+” (page 100). Maximum recording time is
21 hours for DAR-RH1000, or 34 hours for DARRH7000. “HQ” appears in the display.
Note
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
recording time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or a
programme or video source of low picture quality.
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited.
– Recording only a still picture or just sound.
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
A DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R,
or DVD-R can record only one soundtrack (main
or sub) at a time. Select the soundtrack using the
Setup Display before recording starts. Set “DVD
Bilingual Rec.” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in
“Options” setup (page 103).
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard signal,
the recorder continues to record but only a blank,
grey screen will be recorded.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
Copy-Once
Recordable discs
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
HDD
-RWVR (Ver.1.1 with CPRM*)
Copy-Never
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
Timer Recording
The recorder automatically receives and records
stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
ZWEITON system or the NICAM system.
The HDD and a DVD-RW (VR mode) can record
both main and sub sounds. You can switch
between main and sub when playing the disc. For
the HDD, select the soundtrack before recording.
Select “Main,” “Sub,” or “Main+Sub” in “HDD
Bilingual Rec.” of “Options” setup (page 103).
Unrecordable pictures
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 8).
When a stereo based programme is received,
“Stereo” appears.
When a bilingual ZWEITON based programme is
received, “Main,” “Sub,” or “Main/Sub” appears.
NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “NICAM” appears in the
front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
“Audio” of “Channel Setting” in “Settings” setup
to “NICAM” (default). If the sound is not clear
when listening to NICAM broadcasts, set “Audio”
to “Standard” (see “Channel Setting” on page 90).
z Hint
You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording
bilingual programmes using the
(audio) button.
This does not affect the recorded sound.
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Timer Recording (Standard/
Video Plus+)
1
Press HDD or DVD, and press TIMER.
Timer - Standard
OK
Cancel
Set the timer manually.
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can set the timer for a total of 30 programmes
(8 programmes when using the PDC/VPS
function), up to one month in advance.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method or Video Plus+.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• Video Plus+: Enter the Plus Code number
designated for each TV programme (page 52).
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TIMER
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
x REC STOP
50
Date
Start
Stop
Today
:
:
VIDEO Plus+
Prog.
PDC/VPS On
Media Mode
Details
Update Off
• If the “Timer – VIDEO Plus+” display
appears, press < to switch the display to
“Standard”.
2
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
“Date”: Sets the date.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Tomorrow y …… y Thu
28.10 (1 month later) y Sun (every Sunday)
y …… y Sat (every Saturday) y
Mon-Fri (Monday to Friday) y Mon-Sat
(Monday to Saturday) y Sun-Sat (Sunday to
Saturday) y Today
“Start”: Sets the start time.
“Stop”: Sets the stop time.
“Prog.”: Selects the programme position or
input source.
“Media”: Selects the media, HDD or DVD.
“Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 48).
• If you want to change the setting for the
PDC/VPS or Update functions, select
“Details” and press ENTER. Select an item
using </, and set using M/m.
“PDC/VPS”: Sets the PDC/VPS function. See
“About the PDC/VPS function” below.
“Update” (HDD only): Automatically records
over a previously recorded programme set to
be recorded daily or weekly.
To return to the Timer programming menu,
select “Previous” and ENTER.
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
If timer settings overlap
The Timer List (page 55) appears. The
TIMER REC indicator lights up in the front
panel and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
recorder before the timer recording starts.
Overlapped timer settings are shown as follows.
Timer
These timer settings overlap. Do you want to continue?
Wed 29.10 21:00-22:00 AAB DVD SP
PDC/VPS
Wed 29.10 20:30-22:00 DEF DVD SP
PDC/VPS
To stop recording during timer 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 2 above.
When you turn on this function, the recorder starts
scanning the channel before the timer recording
starts. If you are watching TV when scanning
starts, a message will appear on the TV screen. If
you want to watch TV, switch to your TV’s tuner
or turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan function.
Note that if you turn off the PDC/VPS channel
scan function, the timer recording will not start.
◆To turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan
Press TOOLS and select “PDC/VPS Scan Off.”
To ensure that the PDC/VPS function works
properly, turn off the recorder before the timer
recording starts. This will automatically turn on
the PDC/VPS channel scan function while the
recorder remains off.
Rec Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for the
recording, the recorder automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the entire programme to
be recorded. This function is normally set to “On.”
• To cancel this function, press TOOLS while the
Timer List is displayed. Select “Rec Mode
Adjust” and press ENTER. Select “Off” and
press ENTER.
OK
Cancel
• To store the setting as shown, select “OK.” The
programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished.
• To cancel the overlapped setting, select
“Cancel.”
Timer Recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” on page 55.
To extend recording time while recording
1
Press TOOLS during recording to select
“Extend Rec,” and press ENTER.
Extend Rec. Time
OK
Set the timer extend function.
Cancel
Wed 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
DVD SP
Extend Time
Off
2
Press M/m to select the duration time.
You can set the duration in increments of 10
minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes.
3
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
One Touch Timer
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily display the timer programming menu.
When the TV is turned on, press TIMER. The
recorder automatically turns on and the TV’s input
is set to the recorder. The Timer programming
menu appears.
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z Hint
You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List.
Notes
• If a message indicating that the disc is full appears on
the screen, change the disc, or make available space for
the recording (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW only)
(page 74).
• Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the
timer recording. If not, the timer recording cannot be
made.
To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite
tuner and select the satellite programme you want to
record. Leave the satellite tuner turned on until the
recorder finishes recording. If you connect equipment
with a timer function, you can use the Synchro Rec
function (page 57).
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. “
” will
appear next to the overlapped setting in the Timer List.
Check the priority order of the settings.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a timer
recording and the PDC/VPS function set to off. It does
not function with Quick Timer or Synchro Rec. In
addition, the Rec Mode Adjust function does not work
when recording to the HDD while “Auto Title Erase” is
set to “On.”
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made
when using the PDC/VPS function.
• You cannot extend recording time when “PDC/VPS” is
set to “On.”
Recording TV programmes using the
Video Plus+ system
The Video Plus+ system is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just enter the Plus Code number
listed in the TV programme guide. The date, time,
and programme position of that programme are set
automatically.
Check that the programme positions are correctly
set in “Channel Setting” in “Settings” setup
(page 90).
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
0
TIMER
</M/m/,,
ENTER
z REC
1
x REC STOP
Press TIMER.
Timer - VIDEO Plus+
Set the timer by entering the timer code.
PlusCode No.
OK
Cancel
Standard
• If the “Timer – Standard” display appears,
press < to switch the display to “VIDEO
Plus+.”
2
Press the number buttons to enter a Plus
Code number, and press SET.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
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3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The settings for date, start and stop times,
programme position, recording mode, etc.,
appear (page 51).
Timer - VIDEO Plus+
OK
Is the following timer setting correct? To modify,
adjust each item or re-enter the timer code.
Date
Prog. Media Mode
Start
Stop
Wed 28.9
21 : 00
22 : 00
12
PDC/VPS On
HDD
SP
Update
Off
Cancel
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in 30-minute
increments. The maximum duration is six hours.
Details
Change
• To re-enter the Plus Code number, select
“Change.”
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the
front panel, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
(normal recording)
The time counter decreases minute by minute to
0:00, then the recorder stops recording (power
does not turn off). Even if you turn off the recorder
during recording, the recorder continues to record
until the time counter runs out.
Note that the Quick Timer function does not work
if “TV Direct Rec” is set to “On” in “Features”
setup (page 98).
Timer Recording
• If you want to change the setting, press </
, to select the item and press M/m to
change the setting. For the PDC/VPS or
Update functions, select “Details” and
change the settings (page 51).
4
Using the Quick Timer function
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
in the front panel display. The recorder returns to
normal recording mode.
To stop recording during timer recording
Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If timer settings overlap
See page 51.
To extend recording time while recording
See page 51.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” on page 55.
z Hint
The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer
method (page 51).
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“HDD Rec. Picture Size”/“DVD Rec. Picture
Size”: Sets the picture size of the programme
to be recorded.
• 4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
mode).
• Auto (HDD only): Automatically selects the
correct picture size.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
“DVD Rec. Picture Size”: Works with DVDRs and DVD-RWs (Video mode) when the
recording mode is set to HQ, HSP, or SP. For
all other recording modes, the screen size is
fixed at “4:3.”
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), the actual picture
size is recorded regardless of the setting. For
example, if a 16:9 size picture is received, the
disc records the picture as 16:9 even if “DVD
Rec. Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen size is
fixed at “4:3.”
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
1
“Rec NR” (noise reduction): Reduces noise
contained in the video signal.
Before recording starts, press TOOLS,
select “Rec Settings,” and press ENTER.
“Rec Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the picture in
greater detail. Press M/m to select the item
you want to adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Colour: Deepens or lightens the colours.
Rec. Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Rec Mode :
SP
HDD Rec. Picture Size:
4:3
DVD Rec. Picture Size:
4:3
Rec NR :
2
3
Rec Video Equalizer
2
Select the item you want to adjust, and
press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec NR
Adjust the setting using </M/m/,, and
press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec NR”: (weak) Off 1 2 3 (strong)
“Rec Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
Rec NR
Off
1
2
3
Notes
“Rec Mode”: Selects the recording mode for
the desired recording time and picture quality.
For more information, see “Recording mode”
on page 48.
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• If one programme contains two picture sizes, the
selected size is recorded. However, if the 16:9 signal
cannot be recorded as 16:9, it is recorded as 4:3.
• When playing a 16:9 size picture recorded as 4:3, The
image is fixed to 4:3 letter box regardless of the setting
in “TV Type” of “Video” setup (page 95).
• Remnants of images may appear on your screen when
using “Rec NR.”
• “Rec Video Equalizer” does not work with RGB
signals.
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder can automatically divide a recording
(a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks
during recording. To disable this function, set
“Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off”
(page 98).
When recording on the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode)
Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer Settings
(Timer List)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+R
-R
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
using the Timer List.
HDD
DVD
When recording on other recordable discs
Chapter marks are inserted at approximately 6minute intervals during recording.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Timer Recording
The recorder detects changes in the picture and
sound and automatically inserts chapter marks.
You can also insert and erase chapter marks
manually (page 75).
0
Note
TIMER LIST
When dubbing (page 79), the chapter marks in the
dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
TOOLS
/
1
Press HDD or DVD, and press TIMER LIST.
The Timer List appears.
10:30
TIMER LIST
Mon-Sat
22:00-22:15 AAB
SP
Fri
29.10 20:30-21:30 DEF
SP
Fri
29.10 21:00-22:00 GHI
SLP
Sat 30.10 16:00-17:00 DEF
SLP
PDC
VPS
PDC
VPS
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
: Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
another setting.
(green): Indicates the setting can be
recorded.
z (red): Indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
a (grey): Indicates that the setting cannot be
recorded in the selected recording mode.
: Indicates the setting being recorded on
the HDD.
: Indicates the setting being recorded on a
DVD.
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: Indicates the setting that the Update
function is set for.
When all of the timer settings do not fit on the
list, scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press M/m.
2
Select the timer setting you want to check/
change/cancel, and press ENTER.
When timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
A
will be cut off
B
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Modify”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. For the PDC/VPS or Update functions,
select “Details” and change the settings
(page 51). Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
◆When recordings start at the same time
The programme that is set last has priority. In this
example, timer setting B is set after A, so the first
part of timer setting A will not be recorded.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
A
B
Modify
OK
Cancel
Modify the timer setting.
Date
Start
Stop
Mon-Sat
22 : 00
22 : 15
Prog. Media Mode
AAB
PDC/VPS Off
HDD
SP
Update
On
Details
◆When the end time of one recording and the
start time of another are the same
After finishing the previous recording, the other
recording may be delayed.
7:00
9:00
10:00
A
“Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
B
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
Erase
Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15
HDD SP
AAB
OK
Press
/
while the list display is turned on.
Each time you press
/
, the entire Timer
List changes to the next/previous page of timer
settings.
To turn off the Timer List
Press TIMER LIST or O RETURN.
Cancel
“Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
settings.
Check Overlap
z Hint
While recording, you cannot modify the timer setting for
the current recording, but you can extend the recording
duration of the recording time (page 51).
These timer settings overlap.
Fri
29.10
20:30-21:30
DEF
DVD SP
Fri
29.10
21:00-22:00
GHI
DVD SLP PDC/VPS
PDC/VPS
Close
Select “Close” to return to the Timer List.
To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 2
and 3 above.
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Notes
• When “PDC/VPS” is set to “On” for one or more timer
recordings, the start times may change in the event of a
broadcast delay or early start.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
overlaps with a programme that has priority. “
” will
appear next to the overlapped setting in the Timer List.
Check the priority order of the settings.
Automatically erasing old titles
(Auto Title Erase)
HDD
If there is not enough space for a timer recording,
the recorder automatically erases old titles
recorded on the HDD, starting with the oldest.
Protected titles are not erased.
1
Recording From Connected
Equipment
HDD
+RW
HDD
Press TIMER LIST.
The Timer List appears.
3
Press TOOLS, select “Auto Title Erase,”
and press ENTER.
+R
-R
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT SELECT
0
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
The default setting is “Off.”
Timer Recording
2
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
REC MODE
X REC PAUSE
x REC STOP
SYNCHRO
REC
Recording from connected
equipment with a timer (Synchro
Rec)
You can set the recorder to automatically record
programmes from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of
the recorder (page 31).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
1
Before recording, select HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
(see “Inserting a disc” on page 36).
2
Set “Synchro Rec” in “Features” setup to
“Record to HDD” or “Record to DVD”
(page 100).
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3
4
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“L3.”
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on the HDD or DVDRWs (VR mode).
Press TOOLS, select “Line Audio Input,” and
press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,” and
press ENTER.
For details about bilingual recording, see
page 49.
5
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select a
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
6
Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
7
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel. The recorder is ready to start
Synchro-Recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when it receives an input signal from the
connected equipment. The recorder stops
recording when the connected equipment
turns off.
To stop recording
Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the programme may not be recorded
regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
or off.
• During Synchro-Recording, other operations such as
normal recording cannot be done.
• To use the connected equipment while the recorder is
standing by for Synchro-Recording, cancel SynchroRecording by pressing SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to
turn off the connected equipment and press
SYNCHRO REC to reset Synchro-Recording before
the timer recording starts.
• The Synchro Rec function does not work when “Line3
Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video” setup is set to
“Decoder” (page 96).
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• While the recorder is standing by for SynchroRecording, the Auto Clock Set function (page 94) does
not work.
• To use the Synchro Rec function, you must first set the
recorder’s clock correctly.
If a timer setting of Synchro-Recording and
another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
Synchro Rec programme, the programme that
starts first has priority and the second programme
starts recording only after the first programme has
finished.
Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
7:00
8:00
9:00
First
programme
Second
programme
will be cut off
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10:00
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 54.
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting a
VCR or similar device” on page 29.
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
(see “Inserting a disc” on page 36).
2
The front panel display changes as follows:
TV programme
position
3
L1
L2
L3
L4
Timer Recording
Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection you
made.
Notes
• When recording a video game image, the screen may
not be clear.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
guard signal cannot be recorded. The recorder
continues to record, but a blank screen will be recorded.
Select the line input audio when recording
a bilingual programme on the HDD or DVDRWs (VR mode).
Press TOOLS, select “Line Audio Input,” and
press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,” and
press ENTER.
For details about bilingual recording, see
page 49.
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select a
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 48.
5
Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
record pause.
6
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
7
At the same time, press X REC PAUSE on
this recorder and the pause or play button
on the connected equipment.
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP on this
recorder.
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Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Playback
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
12 Tennis
Playing
Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00
4.3 / 4.7GB
AAB
(0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
11 Travel
DEF
Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
10 Mystery
-R
Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00
DATA CD
GHI
Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
3
Z
HDD
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
AAB
(1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
9 World Sports
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
0
To use the DVD’s Menu
TITLE LIST
TOP MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
MENU
MUTING
2 +/–
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
PROGRESSIVE
/
>
.
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on your
TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions, the menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and press
ENTER. Then, follow the instructions in the menu
(press H when “Press SELECT” appears).
The PBC function of Super VIDEO CDs does not
work with this recorder. Super VIDEO CDs are
played in continuous play mode only.
H/X/x
To stop playback
1
Press x.
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see
“Inserting a disc” on page 36).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or
CD, press H. Playback starts.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “3. Playing
the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
page 39.
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To playback quickly with sound (Scan Audio)
When you press M during playback of a title
recorded in the HDD, you can play quickly with
dialogue or sound (“x1.5” appears).
No sound is output when you press M two or
more times to change search speed.
To resume playback from the point where you
stopped (Resume Play)
When you press H again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback from the
point where you pressed x.
To start from the beginning, press TOOLS, select
“Play Beginning,” and press ENTER. Playback
starts from the beginning of the title/track/scene.
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily start playing.
Press H. The recorder and your TV
automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
switched to the recorder. Playback starts
automatically.
One Touch Menu
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
easily display the Title List.
Press TITLE LIST. The recorder and your TV
automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
switched to the recorder. The Title List appears.
z Hints
• You can also use the H button in step 3 (page 60) to
start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in “Options” setup
(page 104), the Child Lock remains set.
Playback
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray (except for HDD).
– you play another title (except for HDD).
– you switch the Title List menu to Original or
Playlist (DVD-RW in VR mode only).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you turn off the recorder (VIDEO CD/CD/
DATA CD only).
– you make a recording (except for HDD/DVDRWs in VR mode).
– you switch between JPEG and MP3.
One Touch Play
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Note
You cannot resume playback during TV Pause.
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the message “Do
you want temporarily change parental control to
*?” appears on your TV screen.
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
3
Press ENTER to select “OK.”
The recorder starts playback.
• To register or change the password, see
“Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on
page 99.
To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children from
ejecting the disc.
With the recorder turned on, hold down x until
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
The Z (open/close) button does not work while
the Child Lock is set.
• To unlock the disc tray, hold down x until
“UNLOCKED” appears in the front panel
display when the recorder is turned on.
Playback options
You can check the location of the buttons below on page 60.
Button
Operation
(audio)
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed repeatedly.
HDD -RWVR
VCD
DVD
DVD : Selects the language.
HDD -RWVR : Selects the main or sub sound.
CD
VCD
(subtitle)
CD
: Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DVD
(angle)
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly. If various angles (multi-angles) for
a scene are recorded on the disc, “
” appears in the front panel display.
DVD
MUTING
Mutes the sound from the speaker system. “MUTING ON” appears in the front
panel display. To cancel, press the button again or press 2 +. Note that the
sound from your TV or the connected equipment cannot be muted.
PROGRESSIVE
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or progressive format
(page 26).
Replays a scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
DVD
. (previous)/
> (next)
Goes to the beginning of the previous or next title/chapter/scene/track.
For the HDD, you cannot go to the beginning of the previous or next title.
(fast reverse/fast forward)
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback.
Search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse fast forward
m1 T t 1M*1
m2 T T t t 2M
m3*2 T T T t t t 3M*2
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse continues at the
selected speed until you release the button.
*1 When
you press M once during playback of a title recorded in the HDD, you
can play quickly with sound (“x1.5” appears).
*2 m3 and 3M are only available for the HDD and DVDs.
(slow, freeze frame)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD *
X (pause)
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Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
* Playback direction only
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback
Notes
• If the playback signal does not contain a signal for the
rear speakers, surround effects will be difficult to hear.
In addition, surround effects may also be difficult to
hear depending on the title being played and the
environment where the recorder is being used.
• If you play MPEG Audio soundtracks, the system
outputs PCM (stereo) signals.
• Angles and subtitles of titles recorded on this recorder
cannot be changed.
Notes on playing DTS soundtracks on a CD
• You can hear the DTS sound from this speaker
system only. The LINE jacks on the recorder do
not output the audio signals.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the
(audio)
button (page 62).
• “CD Priority” in “Audio” setup must be set to
“Auto” (page 98), or noise will result.
Note on playing DVDs with a DTS soundtrack
DTS audio signals are output only through the
speaker system.
Adjusting the picture quality
HDD
DVD
1
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Video Settings,” and press ENTER.
Video Settings
3
Playback
“BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
“block noise” or mosaic-like patterns in the
picture.
“MNR” (mosquito noise reduction): Reduces
the faint noise appearing around the outlines
of the images. The noise reduction effects are
automatically adjusted within each setting
range according to the video bit rate and other
factors.
“DVE” (digital video enhancer): Sharpens the
outlines of the images.
“PB Video Equalizer” (Playback video
equalizer): Adjusts the picture in greater
detail. Select an item and press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Colour: Deepens or lightens the colours.
• Hue: Changes the colour balance.
Press H.
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
The default settings are underlined.
“Y NR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“C NR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“BNR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“MNR”: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“DVE”*: (weak) Off 1
2 3 (strong)
“PB Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
• Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
* “1” softens the outlines of the images.
“2” enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them
more than “2.”
Select the item you want to change.
Y NR :
2
C NR :
2
BNR :
2
MNR :
1
DVE :
Off
PB Video Equalizer
2
Select an item, and press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
“Y NR” (luminance noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the luminance
element of the video signal.
“C NR” (chroma noise reduction): Reduces
noise contained in the colour element of the
video signal.
Notes
• If the outlines of the images on your screen become
blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to “Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the
above Y NR, C NR, BNR, MNR effects may be hard to
discern. These functions may not work with certain
screen sizes.
• When using the DVE function, noise found in the title
may become more apparent. In this case, it is
recommended that you use the BNR function with the
DVE function. If the condition still does not improve,
set the DVE level to “1” or “Off.”
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Adjusting the delay between the
picture and sound (A/V SYNC)
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA CD
If picture and sound do not match, you can adjust
the delay between them.
1
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Audio Setting,” and press ENTER.
2
Press ENTER.
When the video is delayed, the function
delays the audio for synchronization with the
video (0 to 120 milliseconds). The higher the
number, the longer the audio delay. When
dubbing to a VCR or other video recording
equipment, be sure to return this setting to 0
ms (default).
3
Press </, to adjust the delay, and
press ENTER.
Notes
• Paused titles are not saved to the HDD.
• This function is cancelled when:
– x (stop) is pressed.
– PROG +/– is pressed.
– DVD is pressed.
– Z (open/close) is pressed.
– TITLE LIST is pressed.
– INPUT SELECT is pressed.
– the recorder is turned off.
– a timer recording or Synchro Recording is started.
– the PDC/VPS function is “On” and channel scan is
started.
• It may take a few seconds to resume playback of the
paused programme.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about one
minute or more between the recorded programme and
the current TV broadcast.
Playing back from the beginning of
the programme you are currently
recording (Chasing Playback)
HDD
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause)
You can pause a current TV broadcast and
continue watching the programme at a later time.
This is useful when you receive an unexpected
phone call or visitor while watching TV.
1
While viewing a TV broadcast with this
recorder, press X.
The picture pauses. You can pause the picture
for up to three hours.
News
ABCD 9
-RWVR
“Chasing Playback” allows you to view the
recorded part of a programme while the recording
is being made. You do not need to wait until the
recording finishes.
Press TOOLS while recording to select
“Chasing Playback,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
programme you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you are
recording, Chasing Playback returns to normal
playback.
Stereo
Notes
TV pause
2
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Press X or H again to resume watching
the programme.
• For DVD-RWs (VR mode), this function does not
work when recording:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
• The DVD’s picture on your TV screen freezes for a few
seconds when you fast forward, fast reverse, instant
replay, instant advance the recording.
• Chasing playback is possible after one or more minutes
of recording.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
there will always be a time difference of about one
minute or more between the recorded programme and
the current TV broadcast.
Playing a previous recording while
making another (Simultaneous Rec
and Play)
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
Example: Play a DVD while recording to the
HDD.
1
While recording, press DVD and insert the
DVD into the recorder.
2
Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD Title
List.
3
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
DATA CD
Note
You cannot play a DVD or VIDEO CD recorded in the
NTSC colour system while recording on the HDD. When
playing a VIDEO CD, be sure to set “Colour System” to
“PAL” (page 100).
Playback
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view
a previously recorded programme while recording
another programme. Playback continues even if a
timer recording starts. Use this function as
follows:
• While recording to the HDD:
Play another title on the HDD.
Play a previously recorded programme on a
DVD by pressing DVD.
• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded programme on the
HDD by pressing HDD.
• While recording to a DVD-RW (VR mode)*1:
Play another title on the same DVD-RW (VR
mode) disc.*2
*1
Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not work
when you record:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
*2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
condition of the recording, or when playing a title
recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode. The
picture freezes for a few seconds when you use fast
forward/fast reverse or instant replay/instant advance.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
Super VIDEO CD, CD, or DATA CD while
recording on the HDD.
Example: Play another title on the HDD while
recording to the HDD.
1
While recording, press TITLE LIST to
display the HDD Title List.
2
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
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Searching by title number or time
code
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA CD
You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene or
track. As titles and tracks are assigned individual
numbers, select the title or track by entering its
number. You can also search for a scene using the
time code.
1
0
Press TOOLS during playback to select a
search method, and press ENTER.
“Title Search” (for DVDs)
“Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for CDs/DATA CDs)
“Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
“Album Search” (for DATA CDs)
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs): Searches
for a starting point using the time code.
“File Search” (for DATA CDs)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
VISUAL
SEARCH
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
Title : -- (21)
Searching by Thumbnail (Visual
Search)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Each chapter is displayed as a thumbnail. You can
search for the desired scene visually.
1
The number in parentheses indicates the total
number of titles, tracks, etc.
2
Press VISUAL SEARCH during playback.
VISUAL SEARCH
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “21020.”
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to
cancel the number, then select another
number.
9 World Sports
Chapter 4(30)
0:12:45
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track, time
code, etc., you want.
3
Press SET.
Playback starts from the selected point.
2
Select a scene using </,, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected scene.
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Note
“Title Search” is not applicable to the HDD.
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
or JPEG Image Files
Selecting an MP3 album or track
1
Press TITLE LIST.
The album list appears.
To change the page, press
DATA CD
You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CDRWs).
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
TITLE LIST
Music Album
2
0
DISPLAY
3
Classic
3
Samba
Dance
4
Live
Jazz
5
Piano
Jazz
6
My heart
Pop music
7
Paradise
Pop music
8
The Best
Pop music
Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
TOOLS
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a disc” on page 36.
Press H.
For MP3 discs, playback starts from the first
MP3 audio track on the disc.
For JPEG files, a slideshow of the pictures on
the disc begins.
If the DATA CD contains both MP3 audio
tracks and JPEG image files, playback starts
from the JPEG image files the first time H is
pressed.
/
.
TITLE LIST
8 The Best
>
M
H
4
2
Classic
Symphony
Select an album, and press ENTER.
x
1
Opera
2
The track list appears.
To change the page, press
</M/m/,,
ENTER
.
m
1
The sub-menu appears.
TIME/TEXT
TITLE LIST
/
.
Playback
1
/
1
01 Holiday
2
02 Lonely
3
03 Candy
4
04 Rainy day
5
05 Station
6
06 Magic
7
07 Moon
8
08 Butterfly
Select a track, and press ENTER.
“Play”: Plays the track.
“Play Beginning”: Plays the beginning of the
track.
“Track Data”: Shows information about the
track such as artist and album name.
To stop playback
Press x.
To fast forward or review a track
Press m/M during playback.
To go to the next or previous MP3 audio track
Press ./> during playback.
To go to the next or previous album
During playback, press
> repeatedly.
/
or press ./
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To rotate a picture
z Hint
Press the
(audio) button to switch between stereo
Selecting a JPEG album or image
Press TOOLS while the image is displayed to
select “Rotate Right” or “Rotate Left,” and press
ENTER. Or press </, while viewing the
image.
1
To change the slideshow speed
or monaural audio tracks.
Press TITLE LIST.
The album list appears.
To change the page, press
/
.
TITLE LIST
Press TOOLS while the album list or image list is
displayed to select “Slideshow Speed,” and press
ENTER. Then select the speed from “Fast”
(quick), “Normal,” and “Slow.”
Photo Album
2
1
Flowers
ROOT
2
Aquarium
Summer
3
Festival
Summer
4
Hiking
Summer
5
Tennis match
Summer
6
Zoo
Summer
7
Consert
Winter
8
Party
Winter
To go to the next or previous album
Press
Select an album, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
The image list appears.
To change the page, press
/
.
TITLE LIST
6 Zoo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
DSC00029 25.11.2005 15:50
4
Select an image, and press ENTER.
“View Image”: Shows the image on the entire
screen.
“Slideshow”: Shows the images in the album
as a slideshow.
“Image Data”: Shows when the picture was
taken.
To stop viewing the JPEG image
Press x.
To view the next or previous picture
Press ./> while a picture is displayed.
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/
while the JPEG image is displayed.
z Hints
• If you are playing a DATA CD that has both MP3 and
JPEG files, you can switch between music and photo
albums by using the </, buttons when the album
list is displayed.
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly to show information about
the JPEG album or image on your TV screen. Then
press TIME/TEXT to toggle between the current
selected image number and album number.
Notes
• If the DVD disc, such as a disc from a DVD video
camera, contains both video and JPEG images, only the
video can be played back.
• Some JPEG files, especially files of three million
pixels or more, may lengthen the slideshow interval.
• Rotated JPEG images will not be saved when you press
x or switch to another album.
• Images larger than 720 × 480 will be reduced to 720 ×
480 when displayed.
• Images larger than 4 mega bytes cannot be displayed.
• Progressive JPEG images cannot be displayed.
• When you attempt to play a broken file or a file that
does not satisfy the play conditions,
appears,
indicating the recorder cannot play the file.
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files that the recorder can play
MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is image
compression technology.
You can play MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3)
format audio tracks and JPEG image files on
DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs).
DATA CDs discs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for the
recorder to recognize the MP3 tracks.
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
The recorder can play the following tracks and
files:
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension “.MP3,”
“.mp3,” or “Mp3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.JPEG,”
“.jpg,” “.JPG,” “.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg.”
– JPEG image files that conform to the DCF*
image file format.
Note on Multi Session/Border discs
If MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files are
recorded in the first session/border, the recorder
will also play MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files in other sessions/borders. If audio tracks and
images in Music CD format or Video CD format
are recorded in the first session/border, only the
first session/border will be played back.
Note
The recorder may not be able to play certain DATA CDs
created in the Packet Write format.
* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards
for digital cameras regulated by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
Notes
Playback
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” “.mp3,” “Mp3,” “.JPEG,” “.jpg,” “.JPG,”
“.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg” even if they are not in MP3
or JPEG format. Playing such data may generate a loud
noise which could damage your speaker system.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
mp3PRO format.
• Certain files cannot be played.
• Letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with “*.”
• The recorder may not display JPEG images edited by
PC software, etc., if the software does not conform to
DCF.
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About playback order of albums,
tracks, and files
Albums play in the following order:
Structure of disc contents
Tree 1
Tree 2
Tree 3
Tree 4
Tree 5
ROOT
Album
MP3 audio track/
JPEG image file
When you insert a DATA CD and press H, the
numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially,
from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks (or
files) contained within a currently selected album
take priority over the next album in the same tree.
(Example: C contains D so 4 is played before
5.) When you press TITLE LIST and the list of
album names appears (page 67), the album names
are arranged in the following order: A t B t
C t D t F t G. Albums that do not
contain tracks (or files) (such as album E) do not
appear in the list.
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
track/file names when you store tracks (or files) in a
disc, they will be played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
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Notes
• Depending on the software you use to create the DATA
CD, the playback order may differ from the above
illustration.
• No more than a total of 199 individual albums can be
played. (Albums that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files
are also counted.)
• No more than a total of 999 albums and files can be
played. (Files other than JPEG/MP3 files, and albums
that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files are also counted.)
• No more than a total of 200 albums and files can be
recognized in a single album. (Albums that do not
contain JPEG/MP3 files are also counted.)
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take some
time.
• This recorder supports MP3 audio bit rates up to 160
kbps.
To create and edit Playlist titles
Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
different disc types. Before you edit, check the
disc type in the front panel display, and select the
option available for your disc (page 8).
Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
• DVD discs created by DVD video cameras cannot be
edited on this recorder.
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.
Original
Playlist
HDD -RWVR
You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
have two options for the HDD and DVD-RWs
(VR mode): editing either the original recording
(called the “original”), or the playback
information created from the original (called a
“Playlist”). Since each is different in nature and
offers different merits, read the following and
select the one that better suits your needs.
To edit original titles
Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
create a Playlist to edit (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Labelling a title (page 72).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 72).
– Erasing a title (page 72).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 74).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 73).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 75).
– Erasing a chapter (page 73).
– Dividing one title into two titles (HDD only)
(page 74).
In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title (“Creating and
Editing a Playlist” on page 76).
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Setting protection against erasure (HDD only)
(page 72).
– Labelling a title (page 72).
– Erasing a title (page 72).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 74).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 73).
– Rearranging the title order (DVD-RWs (VR
mode) only) (page 77).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 74).
– Combining multiple titles into one title
(page 77).
– Erasing a chapter (page 73).
Erasing and Editing
Edit options for the HDD and DVDRWs (VR mode)
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.
z Hint
You can display the disc’s Playlist titles in the Title List
(Playlist), or the original titles in the Title List (Original).
To switch the two Title Lists, press TOOLS while a Title
List is displayed, and select “Original” or “Playlist.”
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Notes
• A Playlist title calls up data from the original titles for
playback. When an original title is used for a Playlist
title, the original title cannot be erased.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit unnecessary
titles.
• Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the “CopyOnce” copy protection signal cannot be dubbed or
moved (page 80).
Erasing and Editing a Title
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit the HDD or
DVD-RWs (VR mode) without changing the
original recordings, create a Playlist title
(page 76).
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
+RW
-RWVideo
+R
-R
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
undo any edits you make. The edit functions
available for Video mode titles are:
– Setting protection against erasure (page 72).
– Labelling a title (page 72).
– Erasing a title (page 72).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 74).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
(DVD+RWs only) (page 73).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 75).
– Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
(DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
only) (page 75).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
.
m
>
M
X
CHAPTER
MARK
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
Notes
• When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all editing
before finalizing the disc. You cannot edit a finalized
disc.
• The available disc space does not increase even when
you erase titles for DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit unnecessary
titles.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
• For HDD titles or DVD-RWs in VR mode,
press TOOLS and select “Original” or
“Playlist” from the TOOLS menu to switch
the Title Lists, if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation.
“Protect”: Protects the title. Select “On” when
the Protection display appears. “ ” appears
next to the protected title. To cancel the
protection, select “Off.”
“Title Name”: Allows you to enter or re-enter
a title name (page 43).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
(page 41).
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“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 73).
“Delete Chapter”: Erases chapter units of the
title while viewing thumbnails (see below).
“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 74).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 74), or
erase all of the titles on a disc at once (page 75).
• You can automatically erase titles that have already
been played (page 57).
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 45).
Erasing a section of a title (A-B
Erase)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
You can select a section (scene) in a title and erase
it. Note that erasing scenes in a title cannot be
undone.
1
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “A-B Erase” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting point A appears.
• To return to the beginning of the title, press
X and then press . repeatedly.
Note
DVD-RW (VR mode) Playlist titles cannot be protected.
A–B Erase (Set point A)
5 Weather
Erasing and Editing
Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter)
HDD -RWVR
Thumbnails are displayed for each chapter. You
can easily select and erase a section in a title.
Note that erasing a chapter cannot be undone.
1
2
Playback point
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “Delete Chapter,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select a thumbnail of the chapter using
</,, and press ENTER.
3
The display for setting point B appears.
Delete Selected Chapters 9 World Sports
Cancel
Reset All
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• To erase multiple chapters, repeat step 2.
• To reset all selections, select “Reset All.”
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Select point B by pressing m/M, and
press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To reset either point A or B, select “Change
A” or “Change B,” and go to step 2 or 3.
• To preview the title without scenes to be
erased, select “Preview” (except for
DVD+RWs).
Chapter 4(30)
0:12:45
OK
Select point A by pressing m/M, and
press ENTER.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is erased, and the display asks
whether to erase another scene.
• To continue, select “Yes,” and repeat from
step 2.
• To finish, select “No.”
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
z Hint
A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was erased. The
chapter mark divides the title into separate chapters on
either side of the mark.
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Dividing a title (Divide)
Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
• For DVD+RWs, the erased section may be slightly
different from the points you selected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can select and erase more than one title at one
time using the TOOLS menu.
1
2
If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do not
want to reduce the picture quality, divide the title
into two shorter titles. Note that dividing a title
cannot be undone.
* Only Playlist titles can be divided for DVD-RW (VR
mode).
1
Press TOOLS, select “Erase Titles,” and
press ENTER.
Press TITLE LIST.
• Press TOOLS and select “Original” or
“Playlist” from the TOOLS menu to switch
the Title Lists, if necessary.
Press TITLE LIST.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
3
*
HDD -RWVR
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears. The title starts to play in the
background.
• To return to the beginning of the title, press
X and then press . repeatedly.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box next to
the selected title.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all of check marks, select “Reset
All.”
Divide
1 Vacation
Erase Titles
Select the titles to erase.
4
5
OK
12
Tennis
28.10
11
Travel
26.10
10
Mystry
25.10
9
World Sports
19.10
8
Family
17.10
Cancel
Reset All
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to erase.
When you finish selecting titles, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of titles to be erased appears for
confirmation.
• To change the selection, select “Change,”
and repeat from step 3.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The titles are erased.
4
Select the dividing point by pressing m/
M, and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To change the dividing point, select
“Change.”
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears.
• To use the same title name as before, select
“No.”
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER to enter a
new name.
Follow the explanations on page 43. After you
enter a new name, the title is divided in two.
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Erasing all titles on a disc
HDD
1
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Select a title by pressing </,, and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• To erase more titles, repeat step 3.
-R
Press TOOLS, select “Disc Info,” and press
ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
2
3
Disc Map
Select “Erase All,” and press ENTER.
2 Journey
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Fri 17.9.2004 20:00 (1H00M)
SP 0.6GB
All titles on the disc are erased (except the
protected titles).
Erasing titles to open up disc space
(Disc Map)
+RW
-RWVideo
Press TOOLS, select “Disc Map,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Map” display appears.
• To check the open space, select the space by
pressing </,.
Disc Map
Empty Title
HQ: 0H30M
LP : 1H30M
HSP: 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
Erase
SP : 1H00M
SLP: 3H00M
2.3 GB
LSP: 1H15M
SEP: 4H00M
Cancel
• When b or B appears on either side of the
screen, you can scroll sideways by pressing
</,.
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
space.
• To change the selection, select “Change.”
Erasing and Editing
Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
Cancel
Selected title
4
When recording on a DVD+RW or DVD-RW
(Video mode), the recorder searches for the largest
open space and records there. Before you start,
check the disc status by using Disc Map, and erase
titles to create a space large enough for the
recording.
1
2
Erase
Creating chapters manually
HDD
-RWVR
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback or recording.
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
want to divide the title into chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking...”
appears on the screen and the scenes to the left and
right of the mark become separate chapters.
To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
Press ./> to search for a chapter number, and
while displaying the chapter containing the
chapter mark you want to erase, press CHAPTER
MARK ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
Notes
• When dubbing, any chapter marks you enter will be
erased.
• To insert a chapter mark manually during recording, set
“Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off.”
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Creating and Editing a
Playlist
“Capture All”: Adds the entire title to the
Playlist title as one scene. After capturing the
title, go to step 8.
4
Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the start point (IN)
appears. The title starts to play in the
background.
• To return to the beginning of the title, press
X and then press ..
HDD -RWVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
changing the actual recordings. You can create up
to 97 Playlist titles.
Note
Capture(Set IN point)
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Once you create a Playlist title from original titles, you
will be unable to erase or edit the original titles.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
5
0
The display for setting the end point (OUT)
appears, and the title continues to play in the
background.
TITLE LIST
6
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
X
7
Press TITLE LIST.
Press TOOLS, select “Create Playlist,” and
press ENTER.
Create Playlist
Select a title to start capturing.
Scene List
ORIGINAL
3
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the
selected scenes.
Total duration of
the selected scene
Scene List
Total number of scenes
Total 0:13:19
Scenes 1
Cancel
12
Tennis
28.10
11
Travel
26.10
10
Mystry
25.10
9
World Sports
19.10
8
Family
17.10
7
Nature
15.10
Select the title you want to include in the
Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Capture”: Adds a section of the title to the
Playlist title as one scene.
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Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
• To reset the IN or OUT point, select
“Change IN” or “Change OUT” and repeat
step 5 or 6.
• To view the selected scene, select
“Preview.”
>
M
.
m
H
1
2
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
OK
1
World Sports
Quit
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
Add
Preview
• To add more scenes, select “Add” and go to
step 3.
• To preview all of the captured scenes in the
listed order, select “Preview.”
8
Select the scene you want to re-edit, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. The selection is
cancelled.
“Preview”: Displays thumbnail pictures of the
scenes.
“Change IN”: Allows you to change the IN
point, by repeating from step 5.
“Change OUT”: Allows you to change the
OUT point, by repeating from step 6.
9
When you finish editing the Scene List,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
10Select “OK” to use the default name, and
press ENTER.
To play the Playlist title
Press TOOLS while the Title List menu is turned
on. Then, select “Playlist” and press ENTER.
When the Title List (Playlist) menu appears, select
a title and press H.
1
15.9
Vacation
Cancel
Where do you want to move this title?
2
4
17.9
Journey
Select a new location for the title by
pressing M/m, and press ENTER.
The title moves to the new location.
Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine)
HDD -RWVR
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
• If the Title List (Original) menu appears,
press TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
2
Press TOOLS, select “Combine,” and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
Erasing and Editing
The display for entering the title name
appears.
• To enter a new name, select “Enter” and
follow the explanations on page 43.
Change Order
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A number indicating the order in which you
selected the title appears.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
Combine
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
Select the titles to combine.
1
OK
4
Yacht
25. 9
3
Cruising
25. 9
2
Journey
17. 9
1
Vacation
15. 9
Cancel
Reset All
Note
The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
4
Moving a Playlist title (Change
Order)
-RWVR
You can change the Playlist title order within the
Title List (Playlist).
1
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
• If the Title List (Original) menu appears,
press TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
2
• To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset
All.”
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of titles to be combined appears.
• To change the selection, select “Change”
and go to step 3.
Combine
Combine the titles in the following order.
1
4
Yacht
25. 9
2
3
Cruising
25. 9
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to combine.
OK
Change
Cancel
Select “Change Order,” and press ENTER.
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6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting a title name from
among the selected titles appears.
• To enter a new name, select “Enter Text,”
and follow the explanations on page 43.
• To change the selection, select “Change”
and go to step 3.
7
Select a name, and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
Note
When the number of chapters in the title to be combined
exceeds the limit, the chapters at the end are combined
into a single chapter.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
HDD -RWVR
You can divide a Playlist title. For details, see
page 74.
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– When dubbed from HDD to DVD-RW (VR
mode), the originally recorded picture sizes are
retained.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying a
recorded title on the internal hard disk drive
(HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You can
select to dub one title at a time (Title Dubbing –
see “Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)” on
page 81), or multiple titles all at once (Multiple
Title Dubbing – see “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” on page 82).
To record from equipment connected to the LINE
IN jacks, see “Recording from connected
equipment without a timer” on page 59.
Before you start…
• Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 8). This recorder can record on various
discs.
• You cannot record both the main and sub sound
on a DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R. For bilingual programmes,
set “DVD Bilingual Rec.” to either “Main”
(default) or “Sub” in “Options” setup
(page 103).
• Timer recording and Synchro-Recording do not
start during dubbing. Before you start, check the
Timer List menu to see if there is any timer
recording due to start during dubbing.
• When “Auto Chapter” of “Features” setup is set
to “On,” chapter marks are automatically
inserted at approximately 6-minute intervals
while dubbing from the HDD to a DVD, or when
the recorder detects picture and sound changes
while dubbing from a DVD to the HDD. The
chapter marks in the dubbing source are not
retained in the dubbed title.
• For titles with mixed picture sizes (16:9 or 4:3):
– When dubbed from the HDD to DVD-RW
(Video mode) or DVD-R, the picture size is
determined by the setting in “DVD Rec.
Picture Size” (page 54).
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD+RW or
DVD+R, the picture size is always 4:3.
Notes
• To play a dubbed disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 46).
• The recorder may not function as described depending
on the disc status. Follow the instructions that appear
on the screen.
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to the HDD.
• Thumbnails that you have set for the originally
recorded title (page 41) will not be retained in the
dubbed title.
About “Dub Mode”
With this recorder, the recording mode for
dubbing is displayed as “Dub Mode.” Two
dubbing methods are available: High-speed
Dubbing and Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing.
Read the following and select according to the
required time, disc space, and picture quality.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before you start, read the following precautions,
which are common to both dubbing methods.
z Hints
• When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
original title.
• When dubbed from a DVD to the HDD, the picture
sizes and the sound types originally recorded are
retained.
Dubbing at high-speed (High-speed Dubbing)
HDD , +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo / +R /
-R
Allows you to dub what you have stored in the
HDD to a high-speed DVD (8x-speed
DVD+RWs/6x-speed DVD-RWs/16x-speed
DVD+Rs/16x-speed DVD-Rs, or slower versions
of each disc type), without changing the recording
mode.
Set “Dub Mode” to “Fast” in “Title Dub” or “Dub
Selected Titles” display (page 81). You cannot
select “Fast” when titles that cannot be dubbed at
high speed are selected (such as the titles
displayed in “Notes” below). The minimum
required time is as follows (approximate).
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Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
HDD to DVD (for a 60-minute programme)*1
Speed*2 6x
6x*3
8x*4
8x*4
2.4x
Rec.
mode
Highspeed
DVDRW
Highspeed
DVD+
RW
Highspeed
DVDR
Highspeed
DVD+
R
DVD+
R
(Double
Layer)
HQ
10 min. 10 min. 8 min. 8 min. 25 min.
HSP
6 min. 6 min. 5 min. 5 min. 16 min.
40 sec. 40 sec.
40 sec.
SP
5 min. 5 min. 3 min. 3 min. 12 min.
45 sec. 45 sec. 30 sec.
LSP
4 min. 4 min. 3 min. 3 min. 10 min.
LP
3 min. 3 min. 2 min. 2 min. 8 min.
20 sec. 20 sec. 30 sec. 30 sec. 20 sec.
EP
2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 6 min.
30 sec. 30 sec.
15 sec.
SLP
1 min. 60
60
1 min. 60
40 sec. min.*5 15 sec. min.*5 min.*5
SEP
1 min. 60
56 sec. 60
60
15 sec. min.*5
min.*5 min.*5
*2
*3
*4
*5
/
Allows you to dub from the HDD to a DVD or
vice versa, in a dubbing mode that differs from the
original recordings. For example, when you dub
an HQ title (data size is large) in SP mode, you can
reduce the data size, saving more titles using less
space.
Select a mode different from the original
recording in “Dub Mode” in the steps of “Dubbing
a single title (Title Dub)” on page 81 or “Dubbing
multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles)” on page 82.
When a title recorded to HDD in HQ or HQ+
mode is converted to another mode, the recorder
automatically assigns an appropriate bit rate, thus
retaining the original picture quality as much as
possible.
Note
The picture quality will not improve even if a title is
converted to a recording mode of better picture quality.
Dubbing restriction
The values in the above table are for reference only.
Actual times for dubbing also require time for creating
the disc’s control information and other data.
This is the maximum recording speed of this recorder.
The value may vary depending on the disc condition.
Also, this recorder may be unable to record at the
maximum speed for discs that support recording
speeds exceeding the maximum value.
The maximum drive speed of this recorder is 6x when
using 6x-speed or faster DVD+RWs.
The maximum drive speed of this recorder is 8x when
using 8x-speed or faster DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs.
High-speed dubbing is not available when dubbing
titles recorded in SLP and SEP mode to DVD+RWs
and DVD+Rs.
You cannot dub movies and other DVD VIDEOs
to the HDD. Also, when dubbing from a DVD to
the HDD, a grey, blank screen will be recorded for
scenes that contain a copy protection signal.
Notes
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a
coding technology that protects copyrights for images.
• High-speed Dubbing is not available for the following
titles:
– Titles recorded in HQ+.
– Titles that contain both main and sub sounds (except
DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded with mixed picture sizes (4:3 and
16:9 etc.), (except DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
• When dubbed to a DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-R, remnants of edited titles
may remain on the disc. If you edit a title, use the Rec
Mode Conversion Dubbing method. This will smooth
out the pauses between the scenes.
• When dubbing to a DVD+R DL disc, the video may be
momentarily interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
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+R
-R
Copy
protection
signals
Copy-Free
(No copy
protection
signal)
Copy-Once
Dubbing
HDD
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
,
*1
Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /
-RWVideo
+R
,
-RWVR
,
-R
*
Move
HDD , -RWVR
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy protection
signals can be moved only from HDD to DVDRW (VR mode)* (after the title is moved, the
original title in the HDD is erased). The “Move”
function is performed using the same procedure as
dubbing (page 81). Titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals are indicated with
.
Notes
• The following titles in the HDD cannot be moved.
– Protected titles
– Playlist titles
– Original titles referenced from the Playlist
• If the move operation is stopped before completion, the
title in the HDD is not erased.
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only.
Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
HDD
+R
-R
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
2
3
Press HDD or DVD to select the source.
4
Select a title, and press ENTER.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting the dubbing mode
appears.
If a title with
(page 80) is selected in the
title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
To “Move,” select “Yes.”
Title Dub
2.0GB
2.6GB
This title will be dubbed. Set the dub mode.
1 World Cup Final
Dub Mode
SP 2.0GB
Rec Mode: SP
Start
Cancel
A Size of the title (approximate)
B Direction of dubbing
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C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
D Information about the title to be dubbed
6
7
E Dubbing mode and the size of the title
after dubbing (approximate)
A maximum of 30 selected titles can be dubbed at
once. You can select the dubbing mode for each
title.
Select “Dub Mode.”
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
2
3
Press HDD or DVD to select the source.
4
Press TOOLS, select “Dub Selected
Titles,” and press ENTER.
Select a dubbing mode by pressing M/m.
Fast*
HQ
SEP
HSP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
* Appears when High-speed Dubbing is available
for the title (page 79).
8
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
Dub Selected Titles
The dubbing indication appears in the front
panel display (page 42).
Auto Dub Mode
Reset
5
6
z Hints
• If disc space is still insufficient for the selected dubbing
mode, erase unnecessary parts of the title, or free up
disc space by erasing titles on the disc (page 72).
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
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25.6
3 World Cup Final
20.6
2 World Tour – Asia 2
18.6
1 World Tour – Asia 1
11.6
Settings
Reset
Select titles in the order you want to dub,
and press ENTER.
Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles you
want to dub.
• To make adjustments for each of the titles,
select “Settings” (see “To adjust the settings
for each title” below).
• To cancel all of the selections, select
“Reset,” and go to step 5.
Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER to
start dubbing. To manually select another dubbing
mode, select “Reset,” and go to step 7.
Press TOOLS, select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
“Yes,” and press ENTER.
Start
Cancel
4 World Tour – Asia 3
The titles are numbered in the selected order.
• To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
• If a title with
(page 80) is selected in
the title list, a confirmation screen is
displayed.
To “Move,” select “Yes.”
Cancel
To stop dubbing
4.6GB
ORIGINAL
Title Dub
There is not enough memory for the dubbing.
Select "Auto Dub Mode" or adjust the mode.
0.0GB
Select title(s) in the order you want to dub them.
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
(Auto Dub Mode)
If there is not enough available space on the target
disc, the recorder automatically selects a dubbing
mode with lower picture quality according to the
available space. If there is insufficient disc space
in the selected dubbing mode, the following
display appears after step 8.
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
7
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The dubbing indication appears in the front
panel display (page 42).
To adjust the settings for each title
You can make detailed settings for each of the
selected titles during Multiple Title Dubbing.
1
In step 6 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” on page 82, select “Settings”
and press ENTER.
The following display for making the
adjustments appears.
• To re-select titles, select “Change,” and go
to step 5 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)” above.
• To have the recorder adjust the dubbing
mode so all of the selected titles fit in, select
“Auto mode.”
To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
(Auto Dub Mode)
If there is not enough available space on the target
disc, the recorder automatically selects a dubbing
mode with lower picture quality according to the
available space. The same dubbing mode is set for
all of the titles. If disc space is insufficient for the
selected dubbing mode, the following display
appears after step 7 of “Dubbing multiple titles
(Dub Selected Titles)” on page 82.
Dub Selected Titles
There is not enough memory. Select
"Auto Dub Mode" or change the selection.
Auto Dub Mode
Dub Selected Titles
2.1GB
Adjust the settings for the dubbing here.
4.6GB
Start
World Tour – Asia 1
11.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Cancel
2
World Tour – Asia 2
18.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Auto mode
3
World Tour – Asia 3
25.6
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
4
World Cup Final
Rec Mode: SP
Change
20.6
Dub Mode: Fast 1.2GB
1 Total size of the selected titles
2 Direction of dubbing
3 Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
Cancel
Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER. If
you have selected only one title, select “OK.”
To stop dubbing
Press TOOLS, select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
“Yes,” and press ENTER.
z Hints
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
• You can start Multiple Title Dubbing by selecting
“DUBBING” from the System Menu.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
1
Change
4 Information about the title to be dubbed
(title name, original recording mode,
dubbing mode, and data size after
dubbing)
5 Order of dubbing
2
Select the title you want to adjust, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
“Dub Mode”: Selects the dubbing mode for
each title (page 79).
“Change Order”: Moves the title to change the
dubbing order. Press M/m to select a new
location, and press ENTER.
“Cancel”: Cancels the title selection. The title
is excluded from dubbing.
3
4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
When you finish making adjustments, select
“Start,” and press ENTER.
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Sound Field
Speaker Surround Options
“MULTI ST.”
“REAR ST.”
Outputs 2 channel
sources from the front,
centre, and surround
speakers, or surround
speakers only (page 85).
“HALL”
“JAZZ CLUB”
“L. CONCERT ”
(live concert)
“GAME”
“SPORTS”
“MONO MOVIE”
Provides sound suitable
for the source (movies,
music, sports, etc.).
“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
with no surround effects
(page 84).
Selecting the Sound Field
You can take advantage of surround sound simply
by selecting one of the system’s preprogrammed
sound fields, which bring the exciting and
powerful sound of a movie theatre into your home.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
SOUND
FIELD +/–
Press SOUND FIELD +/– to select one of the
sound fields.
Example:
DSC
The front panel display changes as follows. For
details, see the pages in parentheses.
Sound Field
“A. F. D. AUTO”
“PRO LOGIC”
“PLII MOVIE”
“PLII MUSIC”
“C. ST. EX A”
“C. ST. EX B”
“C. ST. EX C”
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Outputs the originally
recorded sound with no
sound effects (page 84).
Outputs 2 channel
sources like CDs as 5.1
channel. Dolby Pro Logic
produces five channels
from 2 channel sources
(page 84).
Produces an ideal movie
theatre sound
environment using DCS
(Digital Cinema Sound)
technology (page 85).
“A. F. D. AUTO” (Auto Format Direct Auto)
Presents the sound as it was recorded or 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.
“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.
“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 memorizes and applies the last sound field
selected for the following occasions:
– When listening to the radio.
– When playing discs, such as DVDs.
– When playing data on the HDD.
– Occasions other than the above.
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.
“MULTI ST.” (Multi Stereo)
Outputs 2-channel sources from the front, centre,
and surround speakers 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 “Surround” of the “Size” setting in
“Speaker” setup is set to “None” (page 100).
Enjoying Digital Cinema Sound (DCS)
In collaboration with Sony Pictures
Entertainment, Sony measured the acoustics of
their studios and integrated the measured data with
proprietary DSP (Digital Signal Processor)
technology to develop “Digital Cinema Sound,”
which simulates an ideal movie theatre sound
environment, based on the preference of the movie
director, in your home.
Reproduces the sound of 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 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 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
Dolby Digital DVDs. This mode reproduces the
sound of Sony Pictures Entertainment 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.
Speaker Surround Options
Outputting 2-channel sources from
the front, centre, and surround
speakers
“C. ST. EX A” (Cinema Studio EX A)
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.
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Reinforcing Bass
Frequencies (DSGX)
Enjoying TV or VCR Sound
From the Speaker System
The DSGX (Extended Dynamic Sound Generator)
function reinforces bass frequencies.
You can enjoy the sound from connected
equipment through the speakers of this system.
Be sure to connect your TV or other equipment
correctly.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
"/1
HDD
DSGX
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
INPUT
SELECT
0
t TV/DVD
SOUND
FIELD +/–
Press DSGX.
The DSGX function is activated, and “DSGX”
appears in the front panel display.
• To cancel the function, press DSGX again.
1
Press "/1 to turn on the system.
• If FM/AM is selected, press HDD or DVD.
• If you are using the SCART connection,
press t TV/DVD repeatedly to turn on the
“TV” indicator in the front panel display,
and select the desired sound on the TV or
equipment.
2
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
TV programme
position
3
L1
L2
L3
L4
Press SOUND FIELD +/– to select the sound
field you want.
Notes
• 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.”
• When using the SCART connection, be sure to follow
the procedures in step 1 or noise may result. If noise
continues after turning on the “TV” indicator, check
the output setting of the connected TV or equipment.
See the instructions supplied with the TV/equipment
for details.
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4
Press FM/AM MEMORY.
A preset number appears.
Other Operations
ST
TUNED
Enjoying the Radio
DSC
Connect the FM/AM aerials to the subwoofer
(page 21) and preset radio stations.
5
Press M/m to select the preset number you
want.
ST
TUNED
Note
DSC
You cannot record FM/AM radio sound using the
recorder or connected equipment.
6
Press ENTER.
The station is stored.
"/1
FM/AM
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
ST
TUNED
DSC
7
Repeat steps 2 to 6 to store other stations.
0
TIME/TEXT
To change the preset number
Repeat the above steps and select a different preset
number in step 5.
M/m, ENTER
2 +/–
m
Listening to the radio
1
2
M
x
Press "/1 to turn on the system.
Press FM/AM repeatedly to select FM or
AM.
The last received station is tuned in.
FM/AM
MEMORY
FM MODE
Other Operations
PRESET +/–
ST
TUNED
DSC
Presetting radio stations
You can preset 20 FM stations, and 10 AM
stations. Before tuning, make sure to turn the
volume down to minimum.
1
2
Press "/1 to turn on the system.
3
Press and hold m or M until auto
scanning starts.
Press FM/AM repeatedly to select FM or
AM.
Scanning stops when the system tunes in a
station. “TUNED” and “ST” (for stereo
programme) appear in the front panel display.
3
Press PRESET +/– to select the preset
station you want.
4
Press 2 (volume) +/– to adjust the
volume.
To turn off the radio
Press "/1 to turn off the system.
To listen to non-preset radio stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 3 above.
• To tune in a station manually, press m or M.
• To start auto tuning, press and hold m or M.
You can stop the scanning by pressing x.
ST
TUNED
DSC
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If FM sound is noisy
Press FM MODE so that “MONO” appears in the
front panel display. There will be no stereo effect,
but reception will improve.
• To restore the stereo effect, press FM MODE
again.
z Hints
• You can also select a preset station using the number
buttons and SET button.
• You can listen to the radio while the recorder is
recording, dubbing, or standing by for a timer
recording, but not while editing.
• When you select FM/AM during playback, playback
stops.
• You cannot use the radio function when:
– the system is in DVD mode or HDD mode.
– the connected TV is used.
– the subwoofer is not turned on or its mains lead is
disconnected.
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/DVD switch
[/1
About the Radio Data System (RDS)
Number
buttons, SET,
-/--
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*.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
* 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.
PROG +/–
t TV/DVD
2 +/–
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 TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
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1
2
3
Slide the TV/DVD switch to TV.
Hold down [/1.
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
“Code numbers of controllable TVs”
below) using the number buttons.
4
Release [/1.
When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the
remote performs the following:
Button
Operation
[/1
Turns your TV on or off
2 (volume) +/–
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 SET, -/--*
Selects the programme
position on a Sony TV
(wide mode)
Manufacturer
Code number
Sharp
08
Thomson
11
Toshiba
10
JVC
09
Switch to or from the
wide mode of a Sony
wide-screen TV.
* For two-digit numbers, if you use the number
buttons to select the TV’s programme position,
press -/-- followed by the number buttons.
To operate the t TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
Other Operations
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. The button works even if the TV/DVD
switch is set to DVD.
When you connect the recorder to the TV via the
SCART jacks, the input source for the TV is set to
the recorder automatically when you start
playback. To watch another source, press the
t TV/DVD button to switch the TV’s input
source.
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your TV.
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Grundig
04
Hitachi
06
Panasonic
05, 12
Philips
02, 03
Samsung
13
Sanyo
07
89
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Settings and Adjustments
Selected programme position
Aerial Reception and
Language Settings
(Settings)
The “Settings” setup helps you make tuner,
language, clock, and programme position settings
for the recorder.
1
2
3
Settings - Channel Setting
3
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Select “System,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
Press HDD or DVD, and press SYSTEM
MENU while the recorder is in stop mode.
System :
BG
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
DK
Channel Set :
C
I3
Station Name :
AAB
L
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
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SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
TV Guide Page
Features
Clock
Speaker
Language
Select an available TV system, from BG, DK,
I, or L, and press ENTER (page 91).
BG
Select this when in West
European countries, except
those listed in “Receivable
channels” on page 91.
DK
Select this when in East
European countries.
I
Select this when in Great
Britain/Ireland.
L
Select this when in France.
Options
Easy Setup
5
Channel Setting
Select “Normal/CATV,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
Presets programme positions manually.
If some programme positions could not be set
using the “Easy Setup” function, you can set them
manually.
If there is no sound or if the picture is distorted, the
wrong tuner system may have been preset during
“Easy Setup.” Set the correct tuner system
manually following the steps below.
Select “Channel Setting” in “Settings,” and
press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
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Prog. 8
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The options of “Settings” appear. The default
settings are underlined.
• To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU repeatedly.
1
Prog. 8
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 1
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Normal
Channel Set :
3
C
CATV
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 8
6
Select “Normal,” and press ENTER.
• To set CATV (Cable Television) channels,
select “CATV.”
7
Select “Channel Set,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
3
C
C2
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 8
8
9
Press M/m repeatedly until the channel you
want is displayed, then press ENTER.
The channels are scanned in the order shown
in the table below.
• If you know the number of the channel you
want, press the number buttons. For
example, for channel 5, first press “0” and
then press “5.” Then press ENTER.
◆Receivable channels
TV system
Channel coverage
BG (West European E2 - E12 VHF
Countries, except
Italia A – H VHF
those listed below)
E21 – E69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C5
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
NICAM
Audio :
NICAM
Standard
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
Prog. 8
DK (East European
Countries)
R1 – R12 VHF
R21 – R69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
NICAM
Normally, select this.
Standard
Select this if the sound from
NICAM broadcasts is not
clear.
S01 – S05 CATV
Ireland A – J VHF
I (Great Britain/
Ireland)
South Africa 4 – 13 VHF
B21 – B69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
10 Select “NICAM,” and press ENTER.
11 Select “AFT” and press ENTER.
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
Settings - Channel Setting
Normal
Channel Set :
C5
Station Name :
CDE
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
On
AFT :
Off
On
Turns on the Auto Fine
Tuning function. Normally,
select this.
Off
Allows you to adjust the
pictures manually.
12 Select “On” to turn on AFT, and press
ENTER.
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
work effectively, select “Off” and press
ENTER. When the fine tuning bar appears,
press </, to obtain a clearer picture, and
press ENTER.
• To preset another channel, repeat from step
2.
L (France)
F2 – F10 VHF
F21 – F69 UHF
B – Q CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
◆Tuning the French CATV channels
This recorder can scan the CATV channels B to Q
and the HYPER frequency channels S21 to S41.
On the Channel Set menu, the channels are
indicated as S1 to S44. For example, channel B is
indicated by Channel Set number S1, and channel
Q is indicated by Channel Set number S23 (see the
table below). If the CATV channel you want to
preset is indicated by its frequency (for example,
152.75 MHz), refer to the table below to find the
corresponding channel number.
Corresponding
channel
Channel
Set
number
Receivable
Frequency range
(MHz)
B
S1
116.75–124.75
C
S2
124.75–132.75
D
S3
132.75–140.75
D
S4
140.75–148.75
E
S5
148.75–156.75
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Settings and Adjustments
Normal / CATV :
Prog. 8
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Corresponding
channel
Channel
Set
number
Receivable
Frequency range
(MHz)
Corresponding
channel
Channel
Set
number
Receivable
Frequency range
(MHz)
F
S6
156.75–164.75
S39
S42
443.25–451.25
F
S7
164.75–172.75
S40
S43
451.25–459.25
G
S8
172.75–180.75
S41
S44
459.25–467.25
H
S9
180.75–188.75
H
S10
188.75–196.75
I
S11
196.75–204.75
J
S12
204.75–212.75
J
S13
212.75–220.75
Changes or enters a new station name (up to 5
characters). The recorder must receive channel
information (for instance, SMARTLINK
information) for station names to appear
automatically.
K
S14
220.75–228.75
1
L
S15
228.75–236.75
L
S16
236.75–244.75
M
S17
244.75–252.75
N
S18
252.75–260.75
N
S19
260.75–268.75
O
S20
268.75–276.75
P
S21
276.75–284.75
P
S22
284.75–292.75
Q
S23
292.75–300.75
S21
S24
299.25–307.25
S22
S25
307.25–315.25
S23
S26
315.25–323.25
S24
S27
323.25–331.25
S25
S28
331.25–339.25
S26
S29
339.25–347.25
S27
S30
347.25–355.25
S28
S31
355.25–363.25
S29
S32
363.25–371.25
S30
S33
371.25–379.25
S31
S34
379.25–387.25
S32
S35
387.25–395.25
S33
S36
395.25–403.25
S34
S37
403.25–411.25
S35
S38
411.25–419.25
S36
S39
419.25–427.25
S37
S40
427.25–435.25
S38
S41
435.25–443.25
Station Name
Select “Channel Setting” in “Settings,” and
press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
PAY - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 1
2
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position for which you want to change or enter
a station name.
3
Select “Station Name,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
Input Station Name
1
6
"A"
2
Back
7
"a"
3
Clear All
8
4
Space
9
Cancel
0
Finish
5
Symbol
• To enter characters, see page 43.
4
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
PAY-TV/CANAL+
Sets the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels.
For details, see page 33.
Channel List (Changing/Disabling
the channels)
Changes or disables the programme positions after
setting the channels. If any programme positions
are unused or contain unwanted channels, you can
disable them.
You can also change station names. If the station
names are not displayed, you can enter them
manually.
1
Select “Channel List” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Settings - Channel List
2
Prog
Channel
1
C3
AAB
2
C5
FGH
3
C12
4
C21
5
C23
6
C24
Name
TV Guide Page
Some broadcast systems ensure a Teletext
service* in which the complete programmes and
their data (title, date, channel, recording start time,
etc.) are stored day by day. A TV guide page
corresponds to each day of the week. When
recording a programme, the recorder
automatically takes the programme name from the
Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. The
TV guide page numbers depend entirely on the
broadcast itself and may be subject to change.
Therefore, you may have to set those TV guide
page numbers manually in the TV Guide Page
menu.
* Not available in some areas.
1
Select “TV Guide Page” in “Settings,” and
press , or ENTER.
The TV Guide Page menu appears.
2
Select the programme position for which you
want to set or change the TV guide page by
pressing PROG +/–.
• The TV guide page numbers (Example:
P301) appear automatically when the
recorder detects them.
PQR
Press M/m to select the row containing the
programme position you want to change or
disable.
• To change, press ENTER and go to step 3.
• To disable, press CLEAR and go to step 5.
The disabled positions will be skipped when
you press PROG +/–.
Settings - TV Guide Page
3
Press M/m until the selected channel row
moves to the desired programme position.
The selected channel is inserted at the new
programme position.
4
5
Channel
Name
1
C3
AAB
2
C12
3
C21
4
C5
5
C23
6
C24
Mon
P 302
Tue
P 303
Wed
P 304
Thu
P 305
Fri
P 306
Sat
P 307
Prog. 4
• If no page numbers are detected (P000), you
have to set the appropriate TV guide page
number manually.
Settings - Channel List
Prog
P 301
Settings - TV Guide Page
FGH
PQR
Sun
P 000
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
Thu
P 000
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Settings and Adjustments
• To display other pages for programme
positions 7 to 99, press M/m repeatedly.
Sun
Prog. 4
Press ENTER to confirm the setting.
To change or disable the programme position
of another station, repeat from step 2.
Note
Be sure to correctly select the programme position you
want to disable. If you disable the wrong programme
position by mistake, you will need to reset that channel
manually.
3
Select the TV guide page number you want to
modify, and press ENTER.
Settings - TV Guide Page
Sun
PP 000
0 0
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
Thu
P 000
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Prog. 4
0
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4
Press the number buttons or </M/m/, to
enter the TV guide page number, and press
ENTER to confirm the setting.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to reenter the correct number.
4
Press M/m repeatedly until the programme
position of the station that carries a time signal
appears, and press ENTER.
Settings - Clock
On
Auto Adjust :
Present Time :
• To set or change another TV guide page
number, repeat steps 3 and 4 above.
• In step 4 above, enter “000” if you do not want to use
the TV guide page number for automatic labelling. The
recorder will instead store a default title name
(programme position, start time - stop time).
• Refer to the Teletext information on your TV screen to
obtain the TV guide page number with programme
titles and their start times.
• If the Teletext TV guide has a page which always
shows the programmes for the current day, this page
should be input for all days.
• If you start recording more than three minutes before
the programme is scheduled to start, the correct label
information may not be transferred.
• Note that this function may not work correctly with
programmes broadcast from some stations.
• If the broadcast system updates the Teletext
information at the moment recording starts, the title
label may not correspond to the recorded programme.
In this case, you may have to manually enter the correct
title (page 43).
Clock
Note
The Auto Clock Set function does not work while the
recorder is standing by for Synchro-Recording.
◆To set the clock manually
If the Auto Clock Set function did not set the clock
correctly for your local area, try another station or
set the clock manually.
1
Select “Clock” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Clock
Present Time :
3
4
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Select “Off,” and press ENTER.
Select “Present Time,” and press ENTER.
Sat 1
5
Settings - Clock
3
1
Set the time and date manually.
Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
Present Time :
Thu
Clock - Present Time
Select “Clock” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Auto Adjust :
Off
Auto Adjust :
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel
in your local area broadcasts a time signal.
2
1. 1. 2004. 21:39
z Hint
If you set “Auto Adjust” to “On,” the Auto Clock Set
function is activated whenever the recorder is turned off.
Auto Adjust
1
1
• If the recorder does not receive a time signal
from any station, “Auto Adjust” returns to
“Off” automatically and the menu for setting
the clock manually appears on the screen.
z Hint
To view Teletext information on your TV screen during
a broadcast, switch to your TV’s tuner by pressing
t TV/DVD.
Notes
Thu
Off
Thu
1
1
2005
0 : 00
Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item to be
set, then press M/m to set the numbers. The
day of the week is set automatically.
1. 1. 2004. 21:39
Select “On,” and press ,.
• To change the numbers, press < to return
to the item to be changed, and press M/m.
6
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Language
Video Settings (Video)
OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Audio (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the soundtrack.
When you select “Original,” the language given
priority in the disc is selected.
Subtitle (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc.
When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
language changes according to the language you
selected for the soundtrack.
Video settings will adjust items related to the
image, such as size and colour.
Choose the settings according to the type of TV,
tuner, or decoder connected to the DVD recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” (page 123) using the number
buttons.
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Speaker
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 Input :
Video
Easy Setup
Note
TV Type
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from a 16:9 size video (page 54) or a
16:9 size commercial DVD VIDEO.
Select the playback picture size according to the
type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide mode
TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
16:9
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a wide
mode function.
4:3 Letter
Box
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide
picture with bands on the upper
and lower portions of the screen.
4:3 Pan
Scan
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Automatically
displays a wide picture on the
entire screen and cuts off the
portions that do not fit.
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Settings and Adjustments
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
the recorded languages will be automatically selected.
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Progressive Mode
16:9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
Auto
The picture, including subjects
that move dynamically, is output
with no jitter. Normally, select this
position.
Frame
The picture, including subjects
that do not move dynamically, is
output in high resolution.
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you want
to view progressive signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
DVD software can be divided into two types: film
based software and video based software. Video
based software is derived from TV, such as
dramas and sit-coms, and displays images at 30
frames/60 fields (25 frames/50 fields) per second.
Film based software is derived from film and
displays images at 24 frames per second. Some
DVD software contains both Video and Film.
In order for these images to appear natural on your
screen when output in PROGRESSIVE mode (50
or 60 frames per second), the progressive video
signal needs to be converted to match the type of
DVD software that you are watching.
You can fine-tune the progressive 525p/625p
video signal that is output when you press
PROGRESSIVE (“PROGRE” lights up). Note
that you must connect to a progressive format TV
using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
(page 26).
Auto
Automatically detects the software
type (Film-based or Video-based)
and selects the appropriate
conversion mode. Normally,
select this position.
Video
Fixes the conversion mode to the
mode for Video-based software.
Scart Setting
Sets the method of inputting/outputting signals
from the SCART jacks on the rear panel of the
recorder. Select an option for each of the items
below according to the combination of jacks and
methods that you are going to use.
◆Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the LINE 1 – TV jack.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
Notes
• When you set “Line1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot
set “Component Out” to “On.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks, do not select “Off.” If you select “Off” in this
case, the picture may not appear.
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Notes
• If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB signals, no
picture appears on the TV screen even if you select “S
Video” or “RGB.” See the instructions supplied with
your TV.
• You cannot select “RGB” when “Component Out”
above is set to “On.”
• SMARTLINK is available only when “Video” is
selected.
◆Line3 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE 3/DECODER jack. The picture will not be
clear if this setting does not match the type of
video input signal.
Video/
RGB
Inputs video signals or RGB
signals.
Decoder
Select this when connecting to a
PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
◆Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S-video signals.
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the following
options. The default setting is underlined.
SETUP
Settings
Audio DRC :
Standard
Video
CD Priority :
Auto
Audio
Features
Speaker
Options
Line4 Input
Easy Setup
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE 4 IN jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S-video signals.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Off
No compression of dynamic
range.
Standard
Reproduces the soundtrack with
the dynamic range intended by the
recording engineer.
Max
Maximum compression of
dynamic range.
Settings and Adjustments
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
“Audio DRC.”
Note
The Audio DRC function works for Dolby Digital
sources only.
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CD Priority
Auto
PCM
Plays DTS tracks on a CD. Since
the recorder automatically selects
the bit stream, beginnings may be
skipped depending of the track. If
you want to avoid this, select
“PCM.”
Plays CDs with no skipping. Since
this option does not allow for bit
steam selection, only noise will be
output when you play DTS tracks
on a CD. To play DTS CDs, select
“Auto.”
Recording and Parental
Control Settings (Features)
The “Features” setup allows you to adjust
recording and parental control settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
SETUP
Settings
TV Direct Rec :
On
Video
Auto Chapter :
On
Audio
Parental Control
Features
Synchro Rec
Record to HDD
Speaker
HQ Setting
HQ
Options
Colour System
PAL
Screen Saver
On
Easy Setup
TV Direct Rec (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/
DVD+R/DVD-R only)
On
Allows you to easily record what
you are watching on the TV using
SMARTLINK.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec
function.
Auto Chapter
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during recording
or dubbing.
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On
For the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode), the recorder detects
changes in the picture and sound
and automatically inserts chapter
marks.
For other recordable discs, the
recorder inserts chapter marks at
approximately 6-minute intervals.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
3
Note
The actual chapter mark interval may vary depending on
the amount of information contained in the video to be
recorded.
Features - Parental Control
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be restricted
according to a predetermined level, such as the age
of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced
with different scenes.
1
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
USA
Password
Others
4
Select a geographic area as the playback
limitation level, and press ENTER.
The area is selected.
• When you select “Others,” press the number
buttons to select and enter an area code in
the table (page 123). Then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
5
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Select “Parental Control” in “Features,” and
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Features - Parental Control
Select “Standard,” and press , or ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
Enter a new password.
Features - Parental Control
OK
Cancel
Level :
Off
Standard :
8
Password
7
6
5
4
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
6
Enter your password.
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental Control setting is complete.
OK
Cancel
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and press
ENTER.
• To cancel the Parental Control setting for the
disc, set “Level” to “Off” in step 6.
• To change the password, select “Password”
in step 3, and press ENTER. When the
display for registering a password appears,
enter a new four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and press
ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
Features - Parental Control
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected level will
be restricted.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
Password
Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
“Options” setup (page 104).
• When you play discs which do not have the Parental
Control function, playback cannot be limited on this
recorder.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to change the
Parental Control level while playing the disc. In this
case, enter your password, then change the level.
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Synchro Rec
Selects the recording destination used for
Synchro-Recording (page 57).
Record to
HDD
Records to the HDD.
Record to
DVD
Records to DVDs.
Speaker Settings (Speaker)
The “Speaker” setup allows you to adjust the
speaker system (speaker positions, loudness, etc.).
Note
Check that the subwoofer is turned on, and that the
system cord is connected securely.
HQ Setting (HDD only)
Selects the HQ mode used for recording on the
HDD (page 48).
HQ+
Records in higher quality
(approximate 15 Mbps).
HQ
Records in the standard HQ mode.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
The “Speaker” setup appears.
Colour System
SETUP
Selects the colour system when playing VIDEO
CDs (including Super VIDEO CDs).
PAL
Select “Speaker,” and press ENTER.
Settings
Plays a disc in PAL colour system.
Size
Video
Distance
Audio
Level
Features
Test Tone:
Off
Speaker
Options
NTSC
Plays a disc in NTSC colour
system.
Easy Setup
4
Screen Saver
The screen saver image appears when you do not
use the recorder for more than 10 minutes while an
on-screen display, such as the System Menu, is
displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver
image helps prevent your display device from
becoming damaged (ghosting).
On
Turns on the screen saver function.
Off
Turns off the function.
“Size”: Selects the surround speaker position,
etc. (page 101).
“Distance”: Sets the speaker distance from the
listening position (page 101).
“Level”: Sets the speaker level (page 102).
“Test Tone”: Emits the test tone for adjusting
the individual speaker levels (page 102).
5
Press ENTER.
Options for the selected item appear (see
below). The default settings are underlined.
6
100
Select an item.
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Size
Distance
Selects the surround speaker position and whether
to engage the speakers.
Set the distance from your listening position to the
front speakers in “Front” (front speaker) first (A).
Then adjust the values in “Center” (centre
speaker) (B) and “Surround” (surround speaker)
(C). For speaker placement, see page 16.
Front
Yes
Fixed setting.
Notes
Center
Yes
Normally, select this.
None
Select this if no centre speaker is
used.
• The settings below may not be the defaults if you
followed the “Room Size” setup of “Step 8: Easy
Setup” (page 34) to reflect the current speaker
placement.
• Change your current settings again should you change
the speaker positions.
Front
Surround
Behind
Select this if the surround speakers
are located in B
Side
Select this if the surround speakers
are located in A.
None
Select this if no surround speaker
is used.
Set the front speaker distance within 1.0 to 7.0 m (set
in 0.2 m increments). The default setting is “1.6.”
Center
Set the centre speaker distance between the “Front”
setting and -1.6 m of the “Front” setting (set in 0.2
m increments). The default setting is “1.6.”
Surround
B
A
90
A
45
B
1.0 - 7.0 m
B
20
0.0 - 7.0 m
Subwoofer
Yes
A
A
Settings and Adjustments
Set the surround speaker distance between the
“Front” setting and -4.6 m of the “Front” setting. (set
in 0.2 m increments). The default setting is “1.6.”
C
C
Fixed setting.
Notes
• When you select an item, sound momentarily cuts off.
• 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 farther away from
your listening position than the front speakers.
• Depending on the input signal, the distance settings
may not be effective.
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Level
Test Tone
Sets the loudness of each speaker individually.
Use the test tone for easy adjustment (see “Test
Tone” on page 102).
To adjust the volume of all the speakers at one
time, press 2 +/–.
Set the speaker levels by using the test tone.
Front Left
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Speaker,” and press ENTER.
The “Speaker” setup appears.
Set the front left speaker level within -6.0 and 0.0
(set in 1 dB increments). The default setting is
“0.0.”
SETUP
Settings
Size
Center
Video
Distance
Audio
Level
Set the centre speaker level within -6.0 and 6.0 (set
in 1 dB increments). The default setting is “0.0.”
Features
Test Tone:
Options
Easy Setup
Front Right
Set the front right speaker level within -6.0 and 0.0
(set in 1 dB increments). The default setting is
“0.0.”
4
Select “Test Tone” and press ENTER.
Surround Right
Set the surround right speaker level within -6.0
and 6.0 (set in 1 dB increments). The default
setting is “0.0.”
Surround Left
Set the surround left speaker level within -6.0 and
6.0 (set in 1 dB increments). The default setting is
“0.0.”
Off
Emits no test tone.
On
Emits the test tone from the
speakers in sequence.
5
6
7
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
8
From your listening position, adjust the
speaker level by pressing M/m and ENTER.
9
Repeat steps 7 and 8 to adjust the other
speaker levels.
10
When you finish adjusting levels, repeat the
above steps to select “Off” in step 5.
The test tone stops.
11
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
Select the speaker you want to adjust; “Front
Left,” “Center,” “Front Right,” “Surround
Right,” “Surround Left,” or “Subwoofer,” and
press ENTER.
The selected speaker emits the test tone.
Subwoofer
Set the subwoofer level within -6.0 and 6.0 (set in
1 dB increments). The default setting is “0.0.”
Off
Speaker
Note
When you adjust the speaker settings, sound
momentarily cuts off.
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Note
Disc Settings/Factory
Settings (Options)
If you set the recording mode to be changed while
dubbing from a DVD to the HDD, the sound recorded in
the source (DVD) is applied regardless of this setting.
The “Options” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
DVD Bilingual Rec. (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RW in VR mode)
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Selects the sound to be recorded on the recordable
disc. This setting is not necessary when recording
on DVD-RWs (VR mode) that record both the
main and sub sounds.
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
The “Options” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
Main
Records the main sound for the
bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the
bilingual programme.
Dimmer
SETUP
Settings
Format DVD-RW :
VR
Video
HDD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Audio
DVD Bilingual Rec. :
Main
Features
Dimmer :
Normal
Speaker
Power Save :
Off
Options
Auto Display :
On
Factory Setup
Easy Setup
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Normal
Bright lighting.
Power
Save
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is off.
Note
When a new unformatted DVD-RW is inserted,
the recorder automatically starts formatting in VR
mode or Video mode, whichever is selected
below.
VR
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
VR mode.
Power Save
Selects whether this recorder is in power save
mode when the power is turned off (standby).
On
Sets to power save mode. The
front panel display is off when the
recorder is in standby.
Off
Does not set to power save mode.
Normally, select this.
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
HDD Bilingual Rec. (HDD only)
Settings and Adjustments
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only)
When “Power Save” in “Options” setup is set to “On,”
the front panel display is turned off during standby
regardless of this setting.
Selects the sound to be recorded on the HDD.
Note
Main
Records the main sound for the
bilingual programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the
bilingual programme.
Main+Sub
Records the main and sub sounds
for the bilingual programme.
Power Save mode does not function in the following
cases, even when “Power Save” is set to “On.”
– Synchro Recording is set.
– There is a timer setting with “PDC/VPS” set to “On”
in the Timer List.
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Auto Display
On
Automatically displays
information on the screen when
the recorder is turned on, etc.
Off
Displays information only when
DISPLAY is pressed.
Factory Setup
Allows you to select the setup settings by group,
and return them to their default settings. Note that
all of your previous settings will be lost.
1
2
3
4
Select this to run the “Easy Setup” programme.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Factory Setup” in “Options,” and
press , or ENTER.
The display for selecting a group of settings
appears.
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The selected settings return to their default
settings.
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Note
Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Easy Setup
Video
Audio
Select the group of settings you want to return
to default from “Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
“Features,” “Speaker,” “Options,” “Parental
Control,” and “All,” and press , or ENTER.
The “All” setting also returns the following settings to
their defaults:
– Preset numbers for radio stations.
– DSGX setting.
– Volume setting.
– Sound Field setting.
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Easy Setup
(Resetting the System)
Features
Speaker
Options
Easy Setup
4
5
6
Press ENTER.
Select “Start.”
Follow the instructions for “Step 8: Easy
Setup” (page 34) from step 2.
Picture
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties
while using the recorder, use this troubleshooting
guide to help remedy the problem before
requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
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 securely
(page 22).
Disconnect the subwoofer mains lead, and then
reconnect the mains lead after about two
minutes.
ON/STANDBY indicator on the subwoofer
flashes.
– The speaker cords are not short circuited.
– Only the specified speakers are used.
– The ventilation holes are not blocked.
When all of the above are confirmed, wait about
two minutes until the 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.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 24).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VCR”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
, Check that “Scart Setting” in “Video” setup is set
to the appropriate item that conforms to your
system (page 96).
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
“Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On”
(page 96).
, This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
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/DVD
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 “PROGRE” indicator lights up) even though
your TV cannot accept the progressive signal. In
this case, press PROGRESSIVE until the
“PROGRE” indicator turns off.
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (525p/625p) signals, the image may be
affected when you set the recorder to progressive
format. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE so
that the “PROGRE” indicator turns off and the
recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
, You are playing a DVD recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
, Noise may appear in pictures recorded on the
HDD. This is due to the characteristics of the
HDD, and is not a malfunction.
, If the SCART connection is used, press t TV/
DVD repeatedly to turn on “TV” in the front
panel display, and then press INPUT SELECT to
switch to an input other than LINE 1 and LINE
3. If noise continues, check the output setting of
the TV. See the TV’s operating instructions for
details.
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Additional Information
, Unplug the subwoofer mains immediately, and
make sure that:
There is no picture.
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TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Set the channel manually in “Channel Setting” in
“Settings” setup (page 90).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
programme using the PROG +/– buttons.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
, The RF cable is connected to the AERIAL OUT
jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to the
AERIAL IN jack.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 93).
, A timer recording started, causing the channel to
change.
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1 – TV
jack, select “L1” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “L2” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN
jacks, select “L4” in the front panel display by
pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack, select “L3” in the front panel
display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
SELECT.
, When an S video cable is connected to the
recorder’s LINE 4 IN jack, set “Line4 Input” in
“Video” setup to “S Video” (page 97).
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The playback picture or TV programme from
the equipment connected through the recorder
is distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your recorder
before reaching your TV, the copy-protection
signal applied to some programmes could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen.
, Set “TV Type” in “Video” setup in accordance
with the screen size of your TV (page 95).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the picture size is set in “TV Type” in
“Video” setup.
, The picture size of the title is fixed.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting” in
“Video” setup is set to the appropriate item that
conforms to your system (page 96).
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, Press MUTING if “MUTING ON” appears in
the front panel display.
, Check the speaker settings (pages 14, 100).
, The LINE jacks do not output the audio signals
of DTS soundtracks on a CD/DVD. You can hear
the DTS sound from this speaker system only.
Sound is noisy.
, If the speaker system outputs noise when playing
DTS soundtracks on a CD, set “CD Priority” in
“Audio” setup to “Auto” (page 98).
, Clean the disc.
, If the SCART connection is used, press t TV/
DVD repeatedly to turn on “TV” in the front
panel display, and then press INPUT SELECT to
switch to an input other than LINE 1 and LINE
3. If noise continues, check the output setting of
the connected TV or equipment. See the
instructions supplied with the TV/equipment.
Severe hum or noise is heard.
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in “Audio” setup to “Max”
(page 97).
, When recording from connected equipment, set
“Line Audio Input” in the TOOLS menu to
“Bilingual” (page 59).
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be
recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs. To record the
language, select “Main” or “Sub” of “DVD
Bilingual Rec.” in “Options” setup before
recording (page 103). To record both the main
and sub sounds, record on a DVD-RW (VR
mode).
, Any discs other than the HDD or DVD-RWs
(VR mode) cannot be used for recording both
main and sub sounds. To record on the HDD, set
“HDD Bilingual Rec.” in “Options” setup to
“Main+Sub” (page 103).
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 62).
, Make sure the system is connected properly.
The surround effect of the speaker system is
difficult to hear when Dolby Digital or DTS
audio soundtrack is played.
, Make sure the Sound Field function is on
(page 84).
, Check the speaker connections and settings
(page 14, 100).
, 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.
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or
reversed.
Additional Information
, 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.
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded.
, Check that the speakers and the components are
connected correctly and securely.
The sound comes from the centre speaker
only.
, Depending on the disc, the sound may come
from the centre speaker only.
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No sound is heard from the centre speaker.
, Check the speaker connections and settings
(page 14, 100).
, Make sure the Sound Field function is on
(page 84).
, 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, 100).
, Make sure the Sound Field function is on
(page 84).
, Depending on the source, the effect of the
surround speakers may be less noticeable.
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 87).
, No stations have been preset or the preset
stations have been cleared (when tuning by
scanning preset stations). Preset the stations
(page 87).
, Press TIME/TEXT so that the frequency appears
in the front panel display.
, Keep the AM aerial away from the system and
other equipment (recorder, subwoofer, TV, etc.).
Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc
(except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalized (page 46).
The recorder does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 61).
, You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu or
DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
start playback.
The recorder starts playing automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to
do some of the operations above. See the
instruction manual supplied with the disc.
The language for the soundtrack cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the soundtrack.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
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The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
Recording/Timer recording/Editing
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the
DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
subtitles.
, Try changing the subtitle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The subtitles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The programme position cannot be changed
from the programme position you are
recording.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
VIDEO being played.
, You are trying to change the angles when “
”
does not appear on the TV screen (page 62).
, 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 do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 67).
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 67).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
, You are recording to the HDD or the HDD is full.
Recording does not start immediately after you
press z REC.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INFOWRITE” disappears
from the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
timer setting correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a
power failure that lasted for more than 1 hour.
Reset the clock (page 94).
, The channel was disabled after the timer
recording was set. See “Channel Setting” on
page 90.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” was selected in the
TOOLS menu (page 51).
, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 56).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
Recording does not stop immediately after you
press x REC STOP.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
Additional Information
TV Pause does not work.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not stop after you press x.
, Open the remote’s cover and press x REC
STOP.
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Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording. If
the power recovers when there is a timer
recording, the recorder resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more than
1 hour, reset the clock (page 94).
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 56).
, Disc space was not enough.
, The PDC/VPS function is working.
Contents previously recorded were erased.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC
will be erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
, “Auto Title Erase” in the TOOLS menu (appears
when you press TOOLS while the Timer List
menu is turned on) is set to “On” (page 57).
, The title was updated and recorded over
(page 50).
The PDC/VPS function does not operate.
, Check that the clock and date are set correctly.
, Check that the PDC/VPS time you set is the
correct one (there might be a mistake in the TV
programme guide). If the broadcast you wanted
to record did not send the correct PDC/VPS
information, the recorder will not start recording.
, If the reception is poor, the PDC/VPS signal
might be altered and the recorder might not start
recording.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” is selected (page 51).
Recording from equipment with a
timer
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
Synchro-Rec setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected equipment.
Turn off the connected equipment and set the
recorder to Synchro-Rec standby mode
(page 57).
, The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Press SYNCHRO
REC to have the recorder stand by for recording.
Make sure the SYNCHRO REC indicator lights
up on the front panel (page 57).
, The recorder is connected to the TV output jack
of the connected equipment.
Synchro-Recording does not complete.
, The timer setting for the connected equipment
overlapped the recorder’s timer setting
(page 58).
, There was a power failure during the recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when the satellite receiver is turned on.
, The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn
off the satellite receiver and cancel the SynchroRec function (page 57).
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 94).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that
lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock
(page 94).
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, When the recording or dubbing is less than three
minutes, the recording mode indication may be
displayed incorrectly. The actual recording itself
is correctly made in the selected recording mode.
, After playing titles recorded in SLP and SEP
mode, the recording mode indication may
change depending on the recorded programme.
110
The clock does not appear in the front panel
display.
“RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
display.
, “Dimmer” in “Options” setup is set to “Power
Save” (page 103).
, The “Power Save” in “Options” setup was set to
“On,” and the recorder is in standby (page 103).
, The recorder’s recovery function was activated
when the recorder was turned on because the
power was turned off or failed during recording.
Leave the recorder on until “RECOVERY”
disappears from the front panel display.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the
default setting when you replaced the batteries.
Reset the code (page 88).
, Turn on the recorder.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
the recorder.
, Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 88).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down [/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder
to operate abnormally, turn off the recorder and
wait until the clock appears in the front panel
display. Then, unplug the recorder and after
leaving it off for a while, plug it in again.
“HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, A hard disk error occurred. Press down @/1 on
the recorder for ten seconds until “WELCOME”
appears in the front panel display. If this does not
resolve the problem, format the recorder’s HDD
by pressing down the HDD button on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“FORMAT” appears in the front panel display.
Note that all the contents recorded on the HDD
will be erased. If this does not fix the problem,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
The disc tray does not open and you cannot
remove the disc after you press Z (open/
close).
Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
front panel display.
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
the table on page 112).
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 61).
The disc tray does not open after you press Z
(open/close).
Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder
is off.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
open after you have recorded or edited a DVD.
This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
the disc.
, While the recorder is adjusting the clock for the
Auto Clock Set function or scanning the
channels for the PDC/VPS function, operational
noises (such as the internal fan) may be heard,
even when the power is off. This is not a
malfunction.
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
Additional Information
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock appears in
the front panel display, disconnect the mains
lead. Connect it again while pressing down A on
the recorder, and release the button when the disc
tray opens. Then, keep [/1 on the recorder
pressed for about ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
The speaker does not work normally.
, Disconnect the mains lead of the subwoofer from
the mains. Wait about two minutes until the
POWER indicator on the subwoofer turns off,
and then connect the mains lead.
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Mechanical sound is heard from the subwoofer
or the recorder when no disc is played.
, 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.
, Internal fans rotate faster as temperature
increases. This is not a malfunction.
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
prevent the recorder from malfunctioning, a fivecharacter service number (e.g., C 13 00) with a
combination of a letter and four numbers appears
in the front panel display. In this case, check the
following table.
“NOT IN USE” appears in the front panel
display when FM/AM, 2 +/–, etc., is pressed.
First three
characters of
service number
Cause and/or corrective
action
C 13
There is a problem in the HDD.
, Contact your nearest Sony
dealer or local authorized
service facility.
The DVD is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft
cloth.
C 31
The DVD/CD is not inserted
correctly.
, Re-insert the disc correctly.
E XX
(xx is a number)
To prevent a malfunction, the
recorder has performed the selfdiagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest Sony
dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility and
give the five-character
service number.
Example: E 61 10
Mechanical sound is heard from the recorder
or subwoofer.
, Check the connection between the recorder and
subwoofer.
, Turn on the subwoofer (the ON/STANDBY
indicator on the subwoofer lights up in green).
“AMP PROTECT” appears in the front panel
display, and the ON/STANDBY indicator on the
subwoofer flashes in red.
, Amplifier section in the system is
malfunctioning. Disconnect the subwoofer
mains lead, and then reconnect the mains lead
after about two minutes.
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
On your TV’s colour
Notes About This Recorder
On operation
• If the recorder is brought directly from a cold to
a warm location, or is placed in a very damp
room, moisture may condense on the lenses
inside the recorder. Should this occur, the
recorder may not operate properly. In this case,
remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any discs.
If you don’t, the disc may be damaged.
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.
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.
• It may be necessary to access data stored on the
hard disk for testing purposes; there is no
intention to copy or store the data, titles or any
other information.
• If replacement or initialization (format) is
required, the hard disk will be formatted at our
discretion. In this case, please note that all of the
contents recorded there will be erased (including
any data found to violate copyright law).
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available cleaners, or anti-static
sprays 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.
Additional Information
About repairing the hard disk drive
• 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.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
On mechanical sound
Sound may be heard from the system when
internal high temperature increases. This indicates
internal fan ventilation is functioning properly.
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Specifications
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
For supplied accessories, see page 12.
DVD recorder specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage:
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F2 to F10, Italian
A to H, Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 13/
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to B69,
F21 to F69/CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20,
France B to Q/HYPER: S21 to S41
The above channel coverage merely ensures the
channel reception within these ranges. It does not
guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p,
PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
General
Power requirements: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption:
RH1000: 50 W
RH7000: 52 W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 75 × 343 mm
(width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity:
RH1000: 160 GB
RH7000: 250 GB
Mass (approx.): 6.1 kg
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer indication:
24-hour cycle (digital)/Power back-up
duration: 1 hour
Video recording format: MPEG Video
Audio recording format/applicable bit rate:
Dolby Digital 2 ch/256 kbps
Compatible colour systems
Inputs and outputs
Speaker system specifications
LINE OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 2 IN/LINE 4 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 – TV: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
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LINE 3/DECODER: 21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
Decoder
This recorder is designed to record using the PAL
colour system and play back using the PAL or
NTSC colour systems.
The signals of the SECAM colour system can be
received or recorded but played back in the PAL
colour system only. Recording of video sources
based on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
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/Aerial
type: AM loop aerial/Intermediate frequency:
450 kHz
AUDIO POWER
[RH1000]
[RH7000]
Amplifier section
Amplifier section
Stereo mode (rated):
120 W+120 W (2.7 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Music power output when in surround mode
(reference):
Front: 120 W+120 W (with SS-TS7000)/
Centre*: 120 W (with SS-CT7000)/
Surround*: 120 W+120 W (with SS-TS7001)/
Subwoofer*: 100 W × 2 (with SA-WSRH10)
* There may be no sound output depending on the source
and the Sound Field setting.
Stereo mode (rated):
120 W+120 W (2.7 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Music power output when in surround mode
(reference):
Front: 120 W + 120 W (with SS-TS43)/
Centre*: 120 W (with SS-CT43)/
Surround*: 120 W + 120 W (with SSTS43B)/
Subwoofer*: 100 W (with SA-WSRH1)
* There may be no sound output depending on the source
and the Sound Field setting.
Speakers
Speakers
Front: Speaker system: Bass reflex, magnetically
shielded/Speaker unit: 70 × 100 mm cone type
/Rated impedance: 2.7 ohms/Dimensions
(approx.): 86 × 165 × 102 mm (w/h/d)/Mass
(approx.): 0.7 kg
Centre: Speaker system: Bass reflex,
magnetically shielded/Speaker unit: 55 × 110
cone type/Rated impedance: 2.7 ohms/
Dimensions (approx.): 300 × 79 × 116 mm
(w/h/d)/Mass (approx.): 1.0 kg
Surround: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker
unit: 70 × 100 mm cone type/Rated
impedance: 2.7 ohms/Dimensions (approx.):
86 × 165 × 102 mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.):
0.6 kg
Subwoofer: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker
unit: 160 mm cone type/Rated impedance: 4
ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 240 × 557 × 290
mm (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts/Mass
(approx.): 12.5 kg
Power requirements: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: On: 100 W/Standby: 0.3 W
Additional Information
Front: Speaker system: Two-way bass reflex,
magnetically shielded/Speaker unit: 50 mm
dia. cone type × 2, 25 mm dia. balanceddome-type tweeter/Rated impedance: 2.7
ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 68 × 380 × 53
mm (w/h/d)/220 × (398-530) × 220 mm (w/h/
d) with stand/Mass (approx.): 1.3 kg, 2.7 kg
with stand
Centre: Speaker system: Two-way bass reflex,
magnetically shielded/Speaker unit: 50 mm
dia. cone type × 2, 25 mm dia. balanceddome-type tweeter/Rated impedance: 2.7
ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 380 × 68 × 53
mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.): 1.3 kg
Surround: Speaker system: Two-way bass reflex,
magnetically shielded/Speaker unit: 50 mm
dia. cone type × 2, 25 mm dia. balanceddome-type tweeter/Rated impedance: 2.7
ohms/Dimensions (approx.): 68 × 240 × 53
mm (w/h/d)/Mass (approx.): 1.0 kg
Subwoofer: Speaker system: Bass reflex/Speaker
unit: 180 mm cone type/Rated impedance: 4
ohms × 2/Dimensions (approx.): 240 × 557 ×
290 mm (w/h/d) incl. projecting parts/Mass
(approx.): 12.5 kg
Power requirements: 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: On: 110 W/Standby: 0.3 W
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
A TV/DVD switch (88)
B Z (open/close) button (36)
C HDD button (38)
DVD button (36)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
D Number buttons (52, 66)
SET button (52)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
E CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (52)
F
(audio) button (62)
(subtitle) button (62)
The
button has a tactile dot*.
G TIMER button (50, 52)
H SYSTEM MENU button (90)
TITLE LIST button (39, 60, 67, 72)
TIMER LIST button (55)
I TOP MENU button (60)
J </M/m/,/ENTER button (34)
K O RETURN button (55)
L
(instant replay)/
buttons (62, 67)
(instant advance)
M ./> (previous/next) buttons (62),
PRESET +/– buttons (87)
N mc
(62)
/
CM (search) buttons
O VISUAL SEARCH button (66)
Open the
cover
P z REC button (38)
X REC PAUSE button (38)
x REC STOP button (38)
Q REC MODE button (48)
R SYNCHRO REC button (57)
S PROGRESSIVE button (26)
T
(wide mode) button (88)
U [/1 (on/standby) button (34)
V FM/AM button (87)
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W PROG (programme) +/– buttons (38)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
X INPUT SELECT button (59)
Y t TV/DVD button (88)
Z DSGX button (86)
wj SOUND FIELD +/– buttons (84)
wk DISPLAY button (41)
TIME/TEXT button (41)
wl MUTING button (62)
e; MENU button (60)
ea
2 (volume) +/– buttons (87)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
es TOOLS button (36)
ed H (play) button (60)
X (pause) button (62)
x (stop) button (60)
The H button has a tactile dot*.
ef CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (75)
eg
(angle) button (62)
eh FM/AM MEMORY button (87)
ej FM MODE button (87)
Additional Information
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
system.
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DVD recorder
- VOLUME +
TIMER REC
SYNCRO REC
HDD
DVD
FM/AM
REC
REC
MODE
INPUT
SELECT
REC PAUSE
REC STOP
- PROGRAM +
LINE 2 IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L(MONO) AUDIO R
Pull open
A [/1 (on/standby) button (34)
B TIMER REC indicator (50)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (57)
I H (play) button (60)
X (pause) button (62)
x (stop) button (60)
C HDD button/indicator (38)
J VOLUME +/– buttons (87)
D DVD button/indicator (36)
K
E FM/AM button/indicator (87)
L LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO L/
R) jacks (30)
F Disc tray (36)
G z REC button (38)
X REC PAUSE button (38)
x REC STOP button (38)
H A (open/close) button (36)
(remote sensor) (13)
M ./> (previous/next) buttons (62)
N PROGRAM +/– buttons (38)
O INPUT SELECT button (59)
P REC MODE button (48)
Q Front panel display (42, 119)
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Front panel display
HDD
DVD
DVD
RW VR
VCD
SMARTLINK
PROGRE
MONO
TUNED
ST
TV
CH
NICAM
DSGX DCS
PL
A HDD/DVD indicators
Displays the selected media and the
playing/recording/dubbing status or
direction.
B Disc type*/recording format
C PROGRE (progressive) indicator (26)
D SMARTLINK indicator (25)
E Radio reception indicators (ST (stereo)/
MONO (monaural)/TUNED) (87)
F
(angle) indicator (62)
G Audio signal indicators (62)
H TV indicator (38)
I Displays the following (42):
• Playing time/remaining time (42)
• Current title/chapter/track/index number
(42)
• Recording time/recording mode
• Clock
• Programme position
• TV Direct Rec indication (38): “TV”
appears in the right most two digits.
• Radio station/frequency (87)
• Sound Field (84)
• Function name (HDD/DVD/FM/AM) (38,
87)
J DSGX indicator (86)
DCS indicator (85)
Dolby Pro Logic II indicator (84)
K NICAM indicator (49)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
,continued
Additional Information
z Hint
You can turn off the front panel display when the recorder is turned off by setting “Dimmer” to “Power Save” in
“Options” setup (page 103).
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Rear panel
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/
Y
DECODER
IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
PB / CB
PR / CR
AERIAL
SYSTEM CONNECTOR
LINE 4 IN
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (23)
LINE OUT
~ AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
B LINE 1 – TV jack (24)
G LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(24, 27)
C LINE 3/DECODER jack (29)
H LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO) jack (30)
D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR) jacks (24)
I LINE 4 IN (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(30)
E AC IN terminal (28)
J SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack (22)
F LINE OUT (S VIDEO) jack (24)
Subwoofer (rear)
A AERIAL (AM) terminal (21)
B AERIAL (FM 75Ω COAXIAL) jack (21)
C SYSTEM CONNECTOR jack (22)
D Mains lead (28)
FM75
COAXIAL
AM
AERIAL
E SPEAKER (FRONT R/FRONT L/
SURROUND R/SURROUND L/
CENTER) terminals (14)
SYSTEM
CONNECTOR
SPEAKERS
FRONT
R
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SURROUND
L
R
L
CENTER
Glossary
Album (page 67)
A unit in which to store JPEG image files or MP3
audio tracks on a DATA CD. (Album is an
exclusive definition for this recorder.)
Chapter (page 66)
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 49)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programmes and restrict recording on this
recorder.
Digital Cinema Sound (DCS) (page 85)
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 3)
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.
◆Movie mode
The Movie mode is for use with stereo television
shows and all programmes 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 84)
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 63)
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.
Additional Information
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 84)
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.
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DVD+RW (page 8)
File (page 66)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
A JPEG image recorded on a DATA CD. (File is
an exclusive definition for this recorder.) A single
file consist of a single image.
Interlace format (page 26)
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.
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.
DVD-RW (page 8)
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW has two different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVDs created in Video mode have the
same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
contents to be programmed or edited.
DVD VIDEO (page 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.
MPEG Audio (page 62)
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 71)
Titles actually recorded on a HDD/DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
Playlist (page 71)
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a HDD/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 26)
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.
Title (page 66)
Hard disk drive (page 2)
A hard disk drive is a whole mechanical system
that consists of disks and drive. Disks are flat,
circular, rigid plates coated with a thin magnetic
media. Magnetic heads record data on the rapidly
spinning disks, and this enables the speedy and
efficient reading and writing of data.
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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 66)
Sections of a music feature on a CD/VIDEO CD
(the length of a song).
Language Code List
For details, see page 95.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian;
Lettish
1345 Malagasy
1347
1349
1350
1352
1353
1356
1357
1358
1363
1365
1369
1376
1379
1393
1403
1408
1417
1428
1435
1507
1508
1509
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515
1516
1517
1521
1525
1527
1528
1529
1531
1532
1534
1535
1538
1539
1540
1543
1557
1564
1572
1581
1587
1613
1632
1665
1684
1697
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
Code Area
2044
2047
2046
2057
2070
2079
2090
2092
2115
2165
2174
2109
2248
2238
2254
2276
2304
2363
2362
2376
2390
2379
2427
2424
2436
2489
2501
2149
2499
2086
2528
2184
1067
1070
1079
1093
1097
1103
1105
1109
1130
1142
1144
1145
1149
1150
1151
1157
1165
1166
1171
1174
1181
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali;
Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
1436
1463
1481
1482
1483
1489
1491
1495
1498
1501
1502
1503
1505
1506
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan)Oromo
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto;
Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
RhaetoRomance
Kirundi
Romanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sangho
SerboCroatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tonga
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volap k
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
1703 Not specified
Additional Information
Code Language
Area Code
For details, see page 99.
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United
Kingdom
123
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 35, 95
4:3 Letter Box 35, 95
4:3 Pan Scan 35, 95
A
A/V SYNC 64
“A-B Erase” 73
Adjusting
playback picture 63
recording picture 54
Aerial 21, 23
“AFT” 91
Album 42, 67, 70
Album number 42
“Album Search” 66
Angle 62
Area code 123
Audio 62, 97
Audio cord 27
“Audio DRC” 97
“Audio” 95
“Audio Setting” 64
“Auto Adjust” 94
“Auto Chapter” 98
Auto Clock Set 94
“Auto Display” 104
“Auto Title Erase” 57
B
Batteries 13
“Bilingual” 58, 59
Bilingual recording 49
“BNR” 63
“Brightness” 54, 63
CD 10
“Change IN” 77
“Change Order” 77
“Change OUT” 77
“Channel List” 93
“Channel Setting” 90
Chapter 42, 55, 66, 75, 121
CHAPTER MARK 75
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
75
Chapter number 42
“Chapter Search” 66
Chasing Playback 64
“Check Overlap” 56
Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings
(Timer List) 55
Child Lock 61
Cleaning discs 113
Clock 34, 94
“Colour” 54, 63
“Colour System” 100
Colour systems 114
“Combine” 77
“Component Out” 96
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
24
Connecting
the audio cords 27
the FM/AM aerials 21
the speaker system 14
the TV aerial cable 23
“Contrast” 54, 63
Controlling TVs with the
remote 88
Copy control signals 49
Copy protection 121
Copy-Free 49
Copy-Never 49
Copy-Once 49
CPRM 8
“Create Playlist” 76
Creating chapters 55
C
“C NR” 63
Canal Plus 32
“Capture All” 76
“Capture” 76
“CATV” 90
124
D
DATA CD 10
DCS 85
“Decoder” 33
“Delete Chapter” 73
“Dimmer” 103
“Disc Info” 36, 45, 75
Disc Map 75
Disc Settings 36, 45, 75, 103
Disc space 37
Disc types 8
Display
front panel display 42,
119
“Distance” 101
“Divide” 74
Dolby Digital 121
DSGX 86
DTS 63, 121
“Dub Mode” 79
Dubbing
“Dub Mode” 79
“Dub Selected Titles” 82
High-speed Dubbing 79
Rec Mode Conversion
Dubbing 80
“Title Dub” 81
“Settings” 83
“DVD Bilingual Rec.” 103
“DVD Menu” 95
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” 54
DVD VIDEO 10, 122
DVD+R 8, 121
DVD+RW 8, 122
DVD-R 8, 122
DVD-RW 8, 122
DVD-RW (Video mode) 72
“DVE” 63
E
Easy Setup 34, 104
Editing 71, 76
Enter characters 43
“Erase All” 75
“Erase” 56, 72, 77
“Erase Titles” 74
“Extend Rec” 51
F
“Factory Setup” 104
“Features” 98
File 67, 122
“File Search” 66
“Finalize” 46
Finalizing 46
“Format DVD-RW” 103
Formatting 36
Freeze Frame 62
Front panel 118
Front panel display 42, 119
G
GB 37
H
Handling discs 113
“HDD Bilingual Rec.” 103
Hookups and settings
overview 12
“Hue” 63
I
INPUT SELECT 59
Interlace 122
J
JPEG image files 67
L
Labelling 45
Language 95
“Level” 102
LINE 2 IN 30
LINE 3/DECODER 29
LINE 4 IN 30
“Line Audio Input” 58, 59
LINE OUT 24
“Line1 Output” 96
“Line3 Input” 97
“Line3 Output” 97
“Line4 Input” 97
M
Mains lead 28
Manual Clock Set 94
MENU 60
Menu
DVD’s Menu 60
Top menu 60
“MNR” 63
“Modify” 56
“Move” 77
MP3 audio tracks 67
MPEG 122
Muting 62
N
NICAM 49, 91
“Normal” 90
Number buttons 44, 52
O
One Touch Menu 61
One Touch Play 61
One Touch Timer 51
On-screen display
“OSD” language 34, 95
“Options” 103
Original 40, 71, 122
P
Page mode 40
Parental Control 61, 99
Parts and controls 116
“Pause Mode” 96
PAY-TV 32
“PAY-TV/CANAL +” 92
“PB Video Equalizer” 63
PBC 60
PDC 51
Picture quality 54, 63
Picture size 54
“Play Beginning” 61
Play mode 42
Playable discs 10
Playback 10, 42, 60, 62
fast forward 62
fast reverse 62
freeze frame 62
instant advance 62
instant replay 62
JPEG image files 67
MP3 audio tracks 67
resume play 61
Scan Audio 60
slow-motion play 62
Playing status bar 42
Playlist 40, 71, 76, 122
“Power Save” 103
“Present Time” 94
“Preview” 77
Progressive 26, 122
“Progressive Mode” 96
“Protect Disc” 45
“Protect” 72
Protection
disc 45
title 72
Q
Quick guide to disc types 8
Quick Timer 53
R
Radio 87
Rear panel 120
REC 38
Rec Mode Adjust 51
“Rec Mode” 54
“Rec NR” 54
REC PAUSE 38
“Rec Settings” 54
REC STOP 38
“Rec Video Equalizer” 54
Recordable discs 8
Recording 48, 57, 98
picture adjustment 54
recording format 8
recording mode 39, 48
recording time 39
“Update” 50
while watching another
programme 38
Recording time 48
RECOVERY 111
Region code 11
Remaining time 42
Remote 13
Resetting the recorder 104
Resume Play 61
“RGB” 35, 96
“Room Size” 35
,continued
125
S
S VIDEO 25
“S Video” 35, 96
Scan Audio 60
“Scart Setting” 96
Scene List 76
“Screen Saver” 100
“Search” 66
Searching
fast reverse/fast forward
62
locating the beginning of
the title/chapter/
track 62
Scan Audio 60
search mode 66
Visual Search 66
SET 44, 89
“Set Thumbnail” 72
“Settings” 90
Simultaneous Rec and Play 65
“Size” 101
Slow-motion play 62
SMARTLINK 25
Sort 40
Sound Field 84
“Speaker” 100
Speaker cords 14
Speaker position 16
“Station Name” 92
Subtitle 62, 95
Super VIDEO CD 10
Surround sound 84
Synchro Rec 57
SYSTEM CONNECTOR 22
System cord 22
“System” 90
T
Teletext 39, 93
“Test Tone” 102
Thumbnail picture 41
“Time Search” 66
TIME/TEXT 42
TIMER 50
Timer List 55
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 55
Rec Mode Adjust 51
126
Synchro Rec 57
Video Plus+ 52
Title 42, 122
TITLE LIST 60
Title List 39, 60
Sort 40
Thumbnail 41
“Title Name” 72
Title number 42
“Title Search” 66
TOP MENU 60
Track 42, 66, 122
“Track Search” 66
Troubleshooting 105
Tuner System 34
TV aerial 23
“TV Direct Rec” 38, 98
“TV Guide Page” 93
TV Pause 64
TV system 90
“TV Type” 35, 95
TV/DVD 38
TV/DVD switch 88
U
“Unfinalize” 47
Unfinalizing 47
Usable discs 8
V
VIDEO CD 10
Video cord 24
“Video” 35, 95, 96
Video input 25
Video mode 8
Video Plus+ 52
“Video Settings” 63
Visual Search 66
VPS 51
VR mode 8, 71
Y
“Y NR” 63
Z
ZWEITON 49
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