Sony RDR-HX715 User manual

Sony RDR-HX715 User manual
2-635-892-11(1)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-HX715
© 2005 Sony Corporation
For customers in the U.S.A
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to
rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The AC power cord must be changed
only at a qualified service shop.
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.
This symbol is intended
to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage”
within the product’s
enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of
electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended
to alert the user to the
presence of important
operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the
literature accompanying
the appliance.
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Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located at
the rear of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. RDR-HX715
Serial No.______________
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
b Note
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
In the United States, TV GUIDE and
other related marks are registered
marks of Gemstar-TV Guide
International, Inc. and/or one of its
affiliates. In Canada, TV GUIDE is a
registered mark of Transcontinental
Inc., and is used under license by
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
The TV Guide On Screen system is
manufactured under license from
Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
and/or one of its affiliates.
The TV Guide On Screen system is
protected by one or more of the
following issued United States patents
6,498,895, 6,418,556, 6,331,877;
6,239,794; 6,154,203; 5,940,073;
4,908,713; 4,751,578; 4,706,121.
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.
and/or its related affiliates are not in
any way liable for the accuracy or
availability of the program schedule
information or other data in the TV
Guide On Screen system and cannot
guarantee service availability in your
area. In no event shall Gemstar-TV
Guide International, Inc. and/or its
related affiliates be liable for any
damages in connection with the
accuracy or availability of the program
schedule information or other data in
the TV Guide On Screen system.
Precautions
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits set
out in the EMC Directive using a
connection cable shorter than
3 meters.
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall
into the cabinet, unplug the recorder
and have it checked by qualified
personnel before operating it any
further.
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
AC power cord connected.
• Do not disconnect the AC power
cord while the power is on.
• When disconnecting the AC
power cord, 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 AC power cord.
• 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 recorder is not disconnected
from the AC power source as long
as it is connected to the wall outlet,
even if the recorder itself has been
turned off.
• If you are not going to use the
recorder for a long time, be sure to
disconnect the recorder from the
wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
power cord, grasp the plug itself;
never pull the cord.
• Before disconnecting the AC
power cord, check that the
recorder’s hard disk is not
operating (recording or dubbing)
on the front panel display.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
build-up in the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder on a soft
surface such as a rug that might
block the ventilation holes.
• Do not place the recorder in a
confined space such as a bookshelf
or similar unit.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location near heat sources, or in a
place subject to direct sunlight,
excessive dust, or mechanical
shock.
• Do not place the recorder in an
inclined position. It is designed to
be operated in a horizontal
position only.
• Keep the recorder and discs away
from equipment with strong
magnets, such as microwave
ovens, or large loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not place objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, on the
apparatus.
On recording
Make trial recordings before making
the actual recording.
On compensation for lost
recordings
Sony is not liable and will not
compensate for any lost recordings
or relevant losses, including when
recordings are not made due to
reasons including recorder failure,
or when the contents of a recording
are lost or damaged as a result of
recorder failure or repair undertaken
to the recorder. Sony will not
restore, recover, or replicate the
recorded contents under any
circumstances.
Copyrights
• Television programs, 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
program 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.
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Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programs received through
an external tuner (not supplied) may
contain copy protection signals
(copy guard function) and as such
may not be recordable, depending
on the type of signal.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is capable
of holding a still video image or
on-screen display image on your
television screen indefinitely. If
you leave the still video image or
on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an
extended period of time you risk
permanent damage to your
television screen. Plasma display
panels and projection televisions
are especially susceptible to this.
If you have any questions or
problems concerning your recorder,
please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near
water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation
openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Do not install near any heat
sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the polarized or groundingtype plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than
the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide
blade or the third prong are
provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into
your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of
the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from
being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the
apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/
accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12) Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold
with the apparatus. When a cart
is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during
lightning storms or when unused
for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified
service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such
as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled
or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
About this manual
• 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 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.
Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 2: Connecting the Antenna Cable and Set Top Box Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Using the cable box/satellite receiver control function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
A: Cable box or satellite receiver with a video/audio output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
B: Cable box with an antenna output only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
C: Cable without cable box, or antenna only (no cable TV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the PROGRESSIVE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Controlling the volume of your AV amplifier (receiver) with the remote. . . . . . . . . 24
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder. . . . . . . . . 24
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Checking the cable box/satellite receiver control setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting to the LINE IN 1 or 3 jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting and Formatting a DVD Disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
2. Recording a Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3. Playing the Recorded Program (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Checking the playing/remaining time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
6. Labeling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Labeling a disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalize) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Unfinalizing a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
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TV GUIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Introduction to the TV Guide On Screen System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Watching TV with the TV Guide On Screen System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Setting the “Remind” Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Searching for a Program with the TV Guide On Screen System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Customizing the TV Guide On Screen System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Recording a stereo/SAP program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Timer Recording (TV GUIDE/Manual) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Recording with the TV Guide On Screen system (TV GUIDE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Setting the timer manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Adjusting the recording picture quality and size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Creating chapters in a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Changing/Canceling Timer Recording or Reminder Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recording from connected equipment without a timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playing titles with the TV Guide On Screen system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Adjusting the picture quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Adjusting the sound quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Playing from the beginning of the program you are recording
(Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Searching by Thumbnail (Visual Search). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Searching by title number or time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Selecting an MP3 album or track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Selecting a JPEG album or image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the recorder can play. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
About playback order of albums, tracks, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Edit options for the HDD and DVD-RWs (VR mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs. . . . . . . . 73
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Dividing a title (Divide Title) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Erasing all titles on the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Creating chapters manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Moving a Playlist title (Change Order). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide Title). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
About “Dub Mode” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Dubbing a single title (Title Dub) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
DV/Digital8 Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Before DV/Digital8 Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Preparing for DV/Digital8 dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recording an Entire DV/Digital8 Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Antenna Reception and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Tuner Preset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Area Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Set Top Box Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Disc and Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
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Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . 106
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Brand Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
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Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder
Recording/Playback
Quick access to recorded titles
– Title List
Compatible media and reference pages
,
HDD
,
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
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“3. Playing the Recorded Program (Title List)” on page 34
HDD
Easily search for programs with
the TV Guide On Screen system
– TV Guide
+RW
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
The TV Guide On Screen system displays a free interactive
program guide. Search for your favorite program by listing
them alphabetically, by category or by keyword (page 46).
You can then set the timer to record that program just by
selecting it (page 50).
HDD
-RWVR
“Playing from the beginning of the program you are
recording (Chasing Playback)” on page 65
HDD
VCD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
+R
-R
“Playing a previous recording while making another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play)” on page 66
Compatible media and reference pages
Creating your own program
– Playlist
,
Copying a recorded title to and
from the HDD
– Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
,
Automatic dubbing of DV tapes
– DV/Digital8 Dubbing
,
HDD
-RWVR
“Creating and Editing a Playlist” on page 77
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“Dubbing (HDD y DVD)” on page 79
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
“DV/Digital8 Dubbing” on page 84
A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 10.
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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 31)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalization
unnecessary)
-RWVideo
Format in Video mode
(page 31)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 40)
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 40)
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 40)
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
Rewrite
(page 49)
Auto
Chapter
(page 96)
Editing Features
Manual
Chapter
(page 76)
Record
16:9 sizes
(page 53)
Change
title name
(page 73)
Delete
title
(page 75)
A-B Erase
(page 74)
Playlist
(page 77)
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-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.
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Playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used
in this
manual
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or
rented
VIDEO CD
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
DATA DVD
—
DATA DVD
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/
DVD-ROMs containing JPEG image files
DATA CD
—
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3
audio tracks or JPEG image files
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 do not contain JPEG files or
are not in DVD Video format
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 13)
• DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
Recording format)
• A disc recorded in a color system other than
NTSC, such as PAL
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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.)
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) labeled with identical region
codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labeled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by region code.”
will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labeled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
X
RDR–XXXX
00V 00Hz
00W
NO.
0-000-000-00
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to play back discs that
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please be
aware that among those discs, there are some that
do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
playable by this product.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does not
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard,
playback on this product is not guaranteed.
b Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format, reformat the
disc (page 31). Note that the disc’s contents will be
erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD+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.
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Using the cable box/satellite
receiver control function
Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the
settings of the recorder.
b Notes
• Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
• Refer to the instructions supplied with the components
to be connected.
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not
have a video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the power cord of each
component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord (phono plug × 3 y phono
plug × 3) (1)
• Power cord (1)
• Antenna cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• Set top box controller (1)
• Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Step 2: Connecting the
Antenna Cable and Set Top
Box Controller
Select one of the following antenna hookups. Do
not connect the power cord until you reach
“Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord” on page 21.
If you have
Hookup
Cable box or satellite receiver with a A (page 15)
video/audio output
Cable box with an antenna output
only
B (page 16)
Cable without cable box, or antenna C (page 17)
only (no cable TV)
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The cable box/satellite receiver control function
can be used with hookup A or B. It allows the
recorder to control a cable box or satellite receiver
via the supplied set top box controller. The
recorder controls channels on the cable box or
satellite receiver for timer recording. You can also
use the recorder’s remote control to change
channels on the cable box/satellite receiver
whenever the cable box/satellite receiver and
recorder are turned on.
To use the cable box/satellite receiver control
function, you need to connect the set top box
controller and set the code number and output
channel (page 25). After setting up the cable box/
satellite receiver control, check that the recorder
can correctly control the cable box or satellite
receiver (page 26).
NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER (IN USA)
This reminder is provided to call the CATV
system installer’s attention to Article 820- 40 of
the NEC that provides guidelines for proper
grounding and, in particular, specifies that the
cable ground shall be connected to the grounding
system of the building, as close to the point of
cable entry as practical.
b Notes
• If your antenna is a flat cable (300-ohm twin lead
cable), use an external antenna connector (not
supplied) to connect the antenna to the recorder.
• If you have separate cables for VHF and UHF
antennas, use a UHF/VHF band mixer (not supplied) to
connect the antenna to the recorder.
• If you have made hookup A or B and want to use the
TV Guide On Screen system, the cable box must be
turned on, the set top box controller must be connected,
and “Set Top Box Control” in “Settings” setup must be
set to “On” (page 90) to download the TV Guide On
Screen data.
A: Cable box or satellite receiver with a video/audio output
Place the set top box controller
near the remote sensor on the
cable box/satellite receiver.
Set top box
controller
(page 14)
Wall
Cable box/
satellite receiver
Antenna cable
(supplied)
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO
OUT
R
L
Hookups and Settings
With this hookup, you can record any channel on the cable box or satellite receiver. Be sure that the
satellite receiver or cable box is turned on.
To watch cable or satellite programs, you need to match the channel on the recorder (L1 or L3) to the
input jack connected to the cable box or satellite receiver (LINE IN 1 or 3). Note that the TV Guide On
Screen system does not display listings for satellite programming.
VIDEO
OUT S VIDEO
ANT IN
TO TV
to antenna input
TV
Audio/video
cord (not
supplied)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Component video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE IN
1 or 3
LINE IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
Y
1
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
PB
to COMPONENT VIDEO IN
3
PR
to SET TOP
BOX CONTROL
DVD recorder
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL
OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
IN
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
R-AUDIO-L
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
~ AC IN
: Signal flow
b Note
Do not connect a hi-definition tuner using the component video cords. This recorder only accepts standard definition
interlace signals.
z Hints
• If your cable box or satellite receiver has an S-video jack or component output jacks, you can use an S-video cord (not
supplied) or component video cord (not supplied) instead of the audio/video cord. When you connect using a
component video cord, connect the audio cords to the LINE IN jacks.
• If you connect an S-video cord to the LINE IN 1 jack or component video cord to the COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks,
set “Line1 Input” in “Video” setup to “S Video” or “Component” (page 93). If you connect an S-video cord to the
LINE IN 3 jack, set “Line3 Input” in “Video” setup to “S Video” (page 93).
,continued
15
B: Cable box with an antenna output only
With this hookup, you can record any channel on the satellite receiver or cable box. Be sure that the
satellite receiver or cable box is turned on.
To watch cable programs, you need to match the channel on the recorder (2ch, 3ch, or 4ch) to the antenna
output channel on the cable box (2ch, 3ch, or 4ch).
Wall
Set top box
controller
(supplied)
Cable box
Place the set top box controller
near the remote sensor on the
cable box/satellite receiver.
ANT IN
TO TV
Antenna cable
(supplied)
to SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
to VHF/UHF IN
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
DVD recorder
VHF/UHF
IN
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
COAXIAL
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
OPTICAL
to VHF/UHF OUT
to antenna input
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Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
: Signal flow
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
IN
TV
~ AC IN
.
C: Cable without cable box, or antenna only (no cable TV)
Use this hookup if you watch cable channels without a cable box. Also use this hookup if you are using
a VHF/UHF antenna or separate VHF and UHF antennas.
With this hookup, you can record any channel by selecting the channel on the recorder.
Hookups and Settings
Wall
to VHF/UHF IN
DVD recorder
VHF/UHF
IN
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
IN
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
COAXIAL
OUT
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
~ AC IN
OUT
to VHF/UHF OUT
TV
to antenna input
Antenna cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
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Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cords
Select one of the following patterns A through D, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to view pictures.
A Connecting to a video input jack
You will enjoy standard quality images.
B Connecting to an S VIDEO input jack
You will enjoy high quality images.
C Connecting to component video input jacks (Y, PB, PR)
You will enjoy accurate color reproduction and high quality images.
If your TV accepts progressive 480p format signals, you must use this connection and then press
PROGRESSIVE on the remote to send progressive video signals. For details, see “Using the
PROGRESSIVE button” on page 19.
D Connecting to an HDMI input jack
Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the
HDMI OUT jack.
A
S-video cord
(not supplied)
INPUT
Audio/video
cord (supplied)
VIDEO
INPUT
S VIDEO
B
L
AUDIO
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
(yellow)
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
to LINE OUT (S VIDEO) 1 or 2
to LINE OUT (VIDEO) 1 or 2
DVD recorder
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
IN
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
COAXIAL
OUT
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
to HDMI OUT
D
(red)
(blue)
~ AC IN
(green)
to COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
Y
C
(green)
PB
(blue)
PR
IN
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
: Signal flow
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Component video
cord (not supplied)
(red)
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see page 91.
If you are connecting to a VCR
b 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 A and B.
• You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack (connection
D) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP compliant (e.g.,
DVI jacks on PC displays).
* This DVD recorder is based on version 1.1 of HighDefinition Multimedia Interface Specifications.
This DVD recorder incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
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
C on page 18).
2
Press the PROGRESSIVE button repeatedly.
“PROGRESSIVE” appears in the front panel
display when the recorder outputs progressive
signals.
Hookups and Settings
Connect your VCR to the LINE IN jack on the
recorder (page 28).
Using the PROGRESSIVE button
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
Set to this position when:
– your TV does not accept progressive signals, or,
– your TV is connected to jacks other than the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (LINE 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 92).
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Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector,
or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound.
A Connecting to audio L/R (left/right) input jacks
This connection will use your TV’s or stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound. You can
enjoy the following surround effects (page 61).
• TV: Dynamic, Wide, Night
• Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night
B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital or DTS*2 decoder and a digital input jack, use this
connection. You can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch) and DTS (5.1ch) surround effects.
(red)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
(yellow)
INPUT
VIDEO
(white)
(white)
(yellow)*
(red)
A
L
AUDIO
R
LINE OUT
R-AUDIO-L
to LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) 1 or 2
VIDEO S VIDEO
1
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
2
DVD recorder
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
OUT
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
COAXIAL
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
IN
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
OPTICAL
~ AC IN
HDMI OUT
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
DIGITAL OUT
COAXIAL
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
or
or
to coaxial or
optical/HDMI
digital input
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Front (L)
Center
Rear (R)
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 18).
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[Speakers]
Subwoofer
B
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
*1 Manufactured
under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Connect the supplied power cord to the AC IN
terminal of the recorder. Then plug the recorder
and TV power cords into an AC outlet. After you
connect the power cord, you must wait for a
short while before operating the recorder.
You can operate the recorder once the front panel
display lights up and the recorder enters standby
mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 28), be sure to connect the power
cord only after all connections are complete.
Hookups and Settings
b Notes
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the
LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same time. This
will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
speakers.
• In the connection A, do not connect the LINE IN (RAUDIO-L) and LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks to
your TV’s audio output jacks at the same time. This
will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
speakers.
• In the connection B, after you have completed the
connection, make the appropriate settings under
“Audio Connection” in “Easy Setup” (page 25).
Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come from
your speakers.
• With the connection B, the surround sound effects of
this recorder cannot be used.
• When you connect the recorder to an AV amplifer
(receiver) using an HDMI cord, you will need to do one
of the following:
– Connect the AV amplifier (receiver) to the TV with
the HDMI cord.
– Connect the recorder to the TV with a video cord
other than HDMI cord (component video cord,
S VIDEO cord, or audio/video cord).
Step 5: Connecting the
Power Cord
~ AC IN
1
to AC IN
2
to AC outlet
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Step 6: Preparing the
Remote
You can control the recorder using the supplied
remote. Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by
matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the
markings inside the battery compartment. When
using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the recorder.
Controlling TVs with the remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control your
TV.
If you connected the recorder to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can use the supplied remote to
control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.
b Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) with
some or all of the buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
appropriate code number again.
TV/DVD switch
[/1
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
22
VOL +/–
0
b Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 24).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on the
front panel) to strong light, such as direct sunlight or
lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
remote.
CH +/–
TV/VIDEO
WIDE MODE
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:
Buttons
Operations
Turns your TV on or off
VOL +/–
Adjusts the volume of
your TV
CH +/–
WIDE MODE
TV/VIDEO
Number buttons
and SET
Selects the channel on
your TV
Code number
Philco
02, 03, 04, 08
Philips
08, 21
Pioneer
06, 16
Portland
03
Proscan
10
Quasar
06, 18
Radio Shack
05, 10, 14
Hookups and Settings
[/1
Manufacturer
Switches to or from the
wide mode of a Sony
wide-screen TV
RCA
04, 10
Sampo
12
Switches your TV’s
input source
Samsung
03, 04, 12, 20
Sanyo
11, 14
Selects the channel on
your TV
Scott
12
Sears
07, 10, 11
Sharp
03, 05, 18
Sylvania
08, 12
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.
Teknika
03, 08, 14
Toshiba
07, 18
Manufacturer
Code number
Wards
03, 04, 12
Sony
01 (default)
Yorx
12
Akai
04
Zenith
14, 15
AOC
04
Centurion
12
Coronado
03
Curtis-Mathes
12, 14
Daewoo
04, 22
Daytron
03, 12
Fisher
11
General Electric
04, 06, 10
Gold Star/LG
03, 04, 17
Hitachi
02, 03, 04
J.C.Penney
04, 10, 12
JVC
09
KMC
03
Magnavox
03, 04, 08, 12, 21
Marantz
04, 13
MGA/Mitsubishi
04, 12, 13, 17
NEC
04, 12
Panasonic
06, 19
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Controlling the volume of your AV
amplifier (receiver) with the
remote
TV/DVD switch
[/1
Number buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
1
2
3
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
mode number for this recorder and the supplied
remote to one that differs from the other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
VOL +/–
Slide the TV/DVD switch to DVD.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Hold down [/1, and enter the
manufacturer code (see the table below)
for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
number buttons.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m,
ENTER
Release [/1.
O RETURN
The VOL +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
the TV/DVD switch to TV.
z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
TV/DVD switch is set to DVD, repeat the steps above
and enter the code number 90 (default).
Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
(receivers)
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Tuner Preset
Code number
Video
Area Setup
Audio
Clock
Sony
78, 79, 80, 91
Features
Set Top Box Control
Options
Language
Denon
84, 85, 86
Kenwood
92, 93
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
Manufacturer
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COMMAND
MODE
switch
Easy Setup
3
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
Step 7: Easy Setup
SETUP
Format DVD-RW :
VR
Video
Dimmer :
Normal
Audio
Auto Display :
On
Features
Auto Stereo :
On
Options
Tuner Audio :
Main
Command Mode :
DVD3
Easy Setup
4
Make the basic adjustments by following the onscreen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
[/1
Factory Setup
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
Number buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH +/–
0
Hookups and Settings
Settings
SETUP
Settings
Format DVD-RW :
VR
Video
Dimmer :
Normal
Audio
Auto Display :
On
Features
Auto Stereo :
Options
Tuner Audio :
Easy Setup
On
On
Command Mode :
DVD1
DVD3
Factory Setup
DVD2
O RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DVD3
5
Select the Command mode (DVD1, DVD2,
or DVD3), and press ENTER.
6
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you
selected above.
1
The message about the initial settings appears.
• If this message does not appear, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
to run “Easy Setup” function (“Settings and
Adjustments” on page 88).
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
Check that the command mode switch on the
remote is set to the default setting of DVD3
before you try to change the command mode for
the recorder. If the command mode for the remote
is changed to DVD1 or DVD2, you may be
unable to operate this recorder.
Turn on the recorder and switch 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.
Area Setup
“Area Setup” will enable you to use the TV
Guide On Screen system (page 42).
Enter your area of residence and zip code even
if you do not want to use the TV Guide On
Screen system.
Language
Select the language for the on-screen displays.
Clock
Set the clock manually using </M/m/,,
and press ENTER.
If the clock data has already been received, go
to “Set Top Box Control.”
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Set Top Box Control
If you want to use the cable box/satellite
receiver control (page 15), select “Yes,” and
set the brand code and the cable box output
channel (page 90).
If you do not have a cable box/satellite
receiver, select “No.”
Tuner Preset
“Tuner Preset” appears only when you set
“Set Top Box Control” to “No.”
Select whether or not you have a cable
connection.
The Tuner Preset function automatically
searches for all of the receivable channels and
presets them.
To set the channels manually, see page 88.
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.
Audio Connection
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using either a digital optical or coaxial/HDMI
cord, select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT” and set the
digital output signal (page 94).
3
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
“Easy Setup” is finished.
To receive TV Guide On Screen data your
recorder must be turned off when not in
use. If your recorder is connected to a
cable box, be sure to leave the cable box
turned on. After initial setup, it may take
up to 24 hours to begin to receive TV
program listings. It may take up to one
week to receive all eight days of TV
program listings.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
z Hint
If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu (page 99).
b Note
If you use an S-video cord to connect your cable box or
satellite receiver, set “Line1 Input” or “Line3 Input” in
“Video” setup to “S Video” (page 93).
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Checking the cable box/satellite
receiver control setting
1
Point the DVD recorder’s remote at the
recorder (not at the cable box/satellite
receiver).
2
Press CH +/– and check that the channel
changes on the cable box/satellite receiver
window.
3
Press the number buttons and check that
the channel changes on the cable box/
satellite receiver window.
Tune your cable box to channel 02. Then
using your DVD recorder’s remote, enter 09
to tune your cable box to channel 09. Did the
cable box change to channel 09? If the cable
box did not tune to channel 09, follow the
instructions below for getting your recorder to
control your cable box.
If you cannot get the recorder to control your
cable box/satellite receiver
Check the settings at “Set Top Box Control” in
“Settings” setup (page 90). If more than one code
number is listed for your cable box/satellite
receiver, try entering them one at a time until you
find the one that works with your cable box/
satellite receiver.
Check the connection and position of the set top
box controller (page 15).
If your cable box or satellite receiver still does not
operate with this recorder, contact your cable or
satellite company to see if they can provide you
with a compatible cable box or satellite receiver.
To fix the set top box controller to your cable
box/satellite receiver
Once you have confirmed that the set top box
controller controls your cable box or satellite
receiver, fix it in place.
Remove the backing on the double-sided tape.
2
Attach it so that the set top box controller is
directly above the remote control sensor on
your cable box/satellite receiver.
Hookups and Settings
1
27
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
After disconnecting the recorder’s power cord from an AC outlet, connect a VCR or similar recording
device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack) (page 84).
See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording from connected equipment without a timer” on page 57.
Connecting to the LINE IN 1 or 3 jacks
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE IN 1 or 3 of this recorder. If the equipment has
an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
VCR, etc.
LINE OUTPUT
AUDIO
R
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
S Video
L
Y
PB
PR
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
to
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
to LINE IN 1 or 3
LINE IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
VIDEO S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
Component video
cord (not supplied)
Y
1
PB
3
PR
DVD recorder
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
IN
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
COAXIAL
OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
~ AC IN
: Signal flow
b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes,
watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• If you disconnect the recorder’s power cord, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected VCR.
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Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the equipment has
an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
VCR, etc.
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
S-video cord
(not supplied)
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to just the L (MONO) and VIDEO input jacks
on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack.
b Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other equipment’s output
jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. Noise (feedback) may result.
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE IN 1 jacks. Disconnect the recorder’s
power cord from an AC outlet when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
TV
INPUT
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
LINE OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO S VIDEO
1
to LINE OUT
2
DVD recorder
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
IN
LINE IN
R-AUDIO-L
DIGITAL OUT
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
Y
LINE OUT
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
VIDEO S VIDEO
COAXIAL
OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO S VIDEO
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
LINE IN
R-AUDIO-L
~ AC IN
VIDEO S VIDEO
1
3
to LINE IN 1
Satellite tuner, etc.
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
R
: Signal flow
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 56.
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VIDEO
L
AUDIO
OUTPUT
b Notes
• Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners.
For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s power cord, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
tuner.
Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info)
Seven Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
+RW
1. Inserting and Formatting
a DVD Disc (Disc Info)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
CD
+R
-R
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 10).
DVD
DATA DVD DATA CD
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
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” on page 31.
2
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
Inserting a Disc
-RWVR -RWVideo
Press TOOLS.
The TOOLS menu appears.
Close
Stop
Erase Title
With the recording/playing side facing down
Protect Title
Dubbing
3
Press Z OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted automatically.
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.
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31
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
Close
DiscName Movie
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
10/13/2005 ~ 10/28/2005
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
1 “Disc Name” (DVD only)
2 “Media”: Disc type
3 “Format”: Recording format type (DVDRW only)
4 “On”/“Off”: Indicates whether
protection is set (DVD-RW in VR mode
only)
5 “Title no.”: Total number of titles
6 “Date”: Dates of when the oldest and the
most recent titles were recorded (DVD
only)
7 “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
(approximate)
• The remaining recording time in each of the
recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space
8 Disc setting buttons
“Disc Name” (page 39)
“Protect Disc” (page 40)
“Finalize”/“Unfinalize” (page 40)
“Erase All” (page 76)
“Format”
Available settings differ depending on the
disc type.
4
5
Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
For DVD-RWs, select “VR” or “Video,” and
press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
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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 76).
b Note
On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1
billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc
space.
4
2. Recording a Program
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
HDD
Recording starts.
Recording stops automatically after 8 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.
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH +/–
0
To pause recording
TV/VIDEO
Press X REC PAUSE located beneath the remote
control cover.
To restart recording, press the button again.
DISPLAY
To watch another TV program while recording
Set your TV to the TV input using the TV/VIDEO
button (page 22).
X REC PAUSE
x REC STOP
z REC
b Notes
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start
recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording or during recording pause.
• If there is a power failure, the program you are
recording may be erased.
REC MODE
1
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.
Press HDD or DVD.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
This section introduces the basic operation to
record the current TV program to the hard disk
(HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an explanation of
how to make timer recordings, see page 49.
Press z REC.
When you record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD (see “Inserting a Disc” on
page 31).
2
Press CH +/– to select the channel 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
HSP
SP
LSP
LP
SEP
SLP
EP
For more details about the recording mode,
see page 49.
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Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information such as
recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
The recording information appears.
3. Playing the Recorded
Program (Title List)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
To play a recorded title, select the title from the
Title List.
HDD
A Disc type/format
B Recording status
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
C Recording mode
TITLE LIST
D Recording time
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
+R
M/m,
ENTER
REPLAY/
ADVANCE
m
1
TOOLS
M
H PLAY/
X PAUSE/
x STOP
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see
“Inserting a Disc” on page 31).
Playback starts automatically depending on
the disc.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the extended Title List, press
TOOLS to select “Display List,” and press
ENTER.
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Title List with Thumbnail Images (Example:
DVD-RW in VR mode)
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
The sub-menu displays options applicable
only to selected item. The displayed options
differ depending on the model, situation, and
disc type.
4.3 / 4.7GB
12 Tennis
2ch
Fri 10/28/2005 1:00PM (0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
11 Travel
5ch
Wed 10/26/2005 8:00PM (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
10 Mystery
TITLE LIST
2ch
Tue 10/25/2005 9:00AM (1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
ORIGINAL
12 Tennis
9 World Sports
Play Beginning
Erase
DEF
SEP 0.3GB
Wed 10/26/2005 8:00PM (0H30M)
Protect Title
m
10 Mystery
Dubbing
AAB
Visual Search
Tue 10/25/2005 9:00AM (1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
Extended Title List
9 World Sports
Title Name
Delete Chapter GHI
SEP 0.6GB
Wed 10/19/2005 8:00PM (1H00M)
A-B Erase
ORIGINAL
4.3 / 4.7GB
12
Tennis
2ch
Fri
11
Travel
5ch
Wed 10/26
10
Sub-menu
10/28
10/25
Mystery
2ch
Tue
9
World Sports
3ch
Wed 10/19
8
Family
5ch
Mon
10/17
7
Nature
L1
Sat
10/15
6
News
3ch
Fri
10/14
5
Weather
L1
Thu
10/13
A Disc type:
Displays a media type, HDD or DVD.
Also displays the title type (Original or
Playlist) for 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 titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals (HDD only)
(page 80).
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit on the
list. To view the hidden titles, press M/m.
E Title’s thumbnail picture
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x STOP.
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
Press
REPLAY/ADVANCE
while the
list display is turned on. Each time you press
REPLAY/ADVANCE
, the entire Title List
changes to the previous/next page of titles.
About the Title List for HDD/DVD-RWs (VR
mode)
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
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TITLE LIST
4.3 / 4.7GB
Close
AAB
Play
Fri 10/28/2005 1:00PM (0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
3ch
Wed 10/19/2005 8:00PM (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
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 72.
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.
The 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.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail) (HDD/DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
picture shown in the Title List menu.
1
2
3
4. Displaying the Playing
Time and Play Information
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
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.
Press TITLE LIST in stop mode.
Select a title whose thumbnail picture you
want to change, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Set Thumbnail,” and press ENTER.
The selected title starts to play in the
background.
4
While watching the playback picture, press
H PLAY, X PAUSE, or m/M to select
the scene you want to set for a thumbnail
picture, and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
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
0
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
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.
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
b Notes
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
• The title names may not appear for DVDs created on
other DVD recorders.
• The 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 canceled.
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
Title 1
Angle3(5)
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DATA DVD DATA CD
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
H Playing time (remaining time*3)
A Title number/name
(Shows either track number, track name,
scene number, or file name for CDs, VIDEO
CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
(
angle/
audio/
subtitle, etc.),
or playback data for DATA DVDs and
DATA CDs
Rear (L/R)
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Displays Super VIDEO CDs as “SVCD,” DATA CDs
as “CD” and DATA DVDs as “DVD.”
*2 Does not appear with VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, and
DATA CDs.
*3 Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
z Hints
• If “DTS” is set to “Off” in “Audio” setup, the DTS
track selection option will not appear on the screen
even if the disc contains DTS tracks (page 95).
• When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
“Options” setup (page 98), playback information
automatically appears when the recorder is turned on,
etc.
b Note
The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
Front (L/R) + Center
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
D The current selected angle
Display 2
Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
Checking the playing/remaining
time
You can view the playing or 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.
A Disc type*1/format (page 10)
B Title type (only appears for Playlists)
(page 72)
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
C The current selected function or audio
setting (appears only temporarily)
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
*1
Front panel display
Example: When playing a DVD
Playing time and number of the current title
C Play mode
D Recording mode (page 49)
E Playing status
Remaining time of the current title
bar*2
F Title number (chapter number*3) (page 67)
(Shows either track number, scene number,
album number*3, or file number for CDs,
VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)
G Album name appears for CDs with CD text,
DATA DVDs or DATA CDs when you
press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
Playing time and number of the current
chapter
Remaining time of the current chapter
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Example: When dubbing a DVD
Remaining time of dubbing in progress
Example: When playing a VIDEO CD
Playing time and number of the current
scene or track
5. Changing the Name of a
Recorded Program
You can label a DVD, title, or program by entering
characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a
title or disc name, but the actual number of
characters displayed in the menus such as the Title
List will vary. The steps below explain how to
change the name of the recorded program.
Example: When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track/index number
m
Remaining time of the current track
m
Playing time of the disc
CLEAR
m
Remaining time of the disc
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT
SELECT
TITLE LIST
m
CD text (when available)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Example: When playing an MP3 audio track
Playing time and number of the current track
m
Current album number
Example: When viewing a JPEG image
Current file number and total number of files in the
current album
m
Current album number and total number of albums
b Notes
• The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
text, such as the disc name.
• The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
replaced with “*.”
• Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be displayed
correctly.
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
6. Labeling and Protecting
a Disc
You can execute options effective for the entire
disc using the Disc Information display.
Input Title Name
1
"A"
Back
7
"a"
3
Clear All
8
4
Space
9
Cancel
1
2
3
0
Finish
4
5
6
7
8
9
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
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter the
remaining characters.
Input row
Labeling a disc
Input Title Name
+RW
1
-
6
"A"
2
c
Back
7
"a"
3
f
Clear All
8
Symbol
Space
9
Cancel
0
Finish
4
5
1
+R
-R
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 31.
2
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Example: When the inserted disc is a DVDRW (VR mode).
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
-RWVR -RWVideo
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
6
2
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
10/13/2005 ~ 10/28/2005
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
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
z Hints
• You can erase all displayed characters by pressing and
holding CLEAR for 2 seconds or more.
• You can switch between “A” (upper-case), “a” (lowercase), or “Symbol” even if you press INPUT SELECT.
3
Select “Disc Name,” and press ENTER.
Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc Name”
display (page 38).
b Note
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc name.
The disc name may not appear when the disc is played on
other DVD equipment.
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Protecting a disc
7. Playing the Disc on Other
DVD Equipment (Finalize)
-RWVR
1
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 31.
2
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
Disc Name
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Date
10/13/2005 ~ 10/28/2005
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
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Finalizing is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
(Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R, a DVD menu
will be automatically created, which can be
displayed on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Differences between the disc types
3
4
Select “Protect Disc,” and press ENTER.
+RW
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. However,
you may need to finalize the disc for
certain DVD equipment, or if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
-RWVR
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing
a disc on VR format compatible
equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment is
VR format compatible, you may need to
finalize the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. You can edit or
record on the disc even after finalizing.
-RWVideo
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to record
on it again, unfinalize or reformat the
disc (page 31). However, if you reformat
the disc, all recorded contents will be
erased.
+R
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
any equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
Select “Protect,” and press ENTER.
To cancel the protection
Select “Don’t Protect” in step 4.
z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles (page 73).
-R
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Unfinalizing a disc
-RWVR -RWVideo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
DVD-RW (Video mode) that have been finalized
to prohibit additional recording or editing can be
unfinalized to allow further recording or editing.
0
TOOLS
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) that has been finalized with other DVD
equipment, “This disc was finalized. Unfinalize
it.” may appear.
b Note
1
The recorder is not able to unfinalize DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that have been finalized on another recorder.
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 31.
2
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Finalize
About xx min is needed for finalizing this disc.
Cannot cancel finalizing during transaction.
Do you want to finalize?
OK
Insert a disc.
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 31.
2
Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time
required for finalizing and asks for
confirmation.
4
1
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
The “Disc Information” display appears.
3
Select “Unfinalize,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts unfinalizing the disc.
Unfinalizing may take several minutes.
Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
</M/m/,,
ENTER
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.
b Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or
the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize the disc if it
was recorded on another recorder.
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Troubleshooting guide
TV GUIDE
Introduction to the TV
Guide On Screen System
The TV Guide On Screen system is a free
interactive program guide. It displays up to eight
days of program listings, including program titles,
promotions, and broadcast information. TV Guide
On Screen data for the television program listings
is carried by local broadcast stations and is
received through your antenna, cable box, or
direct cable connection from the wall.
8:05
RECORDINGS
TODAY
LISTINGS
8:00PM
SEARCH
8:30PM
World Soccer
13WFXT
8:00
9:00
INFO
Teams from across the globe face off in a yearly tournament to
determine the best soccer country in the world.
Promotional
Panel
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Local News
Music Show
Chemicals and Chemistry
Promotional
Panel
Doctors and Lawyers
High Places
The Law and You
These are just a few of the ways to use the TV
Guide On Screen system.
– Search for a program by listing them in
alphabetical order or according to category (such
as Movies or Sports), or by using the Keyword
Search function (page 46).
– Once you have found the program you are
looking for, use the TV Guide On Screen system
to set the timer for recording (page 50).
– If you find a program that you want to watch in
the future, set the Remind function so that the
recorder automatically lets you know when the
broadcast begins.
For more information, see “Watching TV with the
TV Guide On Screen System” (page 43).
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If you are having trouble displaying the television
program list, please check the following.
– This recorder downloads the TV Guide On
Screen data several times a day when the
recorder is turned off. Turn off the recorder
when you are not using it (for example, at night).
After initial setup (page 25), it may take up to 24
hours for your recorder to start receiving
program listings. It may take up to one week to
receive all eight days of TV program listings.
– When the recorder is connected to a cable box,
the cable box must be turned on, the set top box
controller must be connected, and “Set Top Box
Control” in the “Settings” setup must be set to
“On” (page 90) to download the TV Guide On
Screen data.
– Your area of residence and zip code must be set
correctly (page 89).
– The time must be set correctly. If the time is not
set, set it manually (page 89).
– The television program list is blank when TV
Guide On Screen data is being downloaded or a
satellite or terrestrial digital tuner is in use.
You may be asked to select a channel lineup the
first time you press TV GUIDE. Select one of the
available channel lineups. If the channel number
in the program listing does not match the
broadcast station, see “To match the channel
number with the broadcast station” (page 47).
b Notes
• The TV Guide On Screen system is always displayed in
English.
• The TV Guide On Screen system is not compatible
with satellite and terrestrial digital broadcasts.
• Your cable box’s channel may suddenly change even if
the recorder is turned off. This is because the set top
box control has changed the channel to receive the TV
Guide On Screen data.
• When you change the following settings, the TV Guide
On Screen system is initialized and all timer settings
are canceled.
– “Antenna/Cable” of “Tuner Preset” in the “Settings”
setup
– “Zip Code” of “Area Setup” in the “Settings” setup
– “Set Top Box Control” of “Set Top Box Control” in
the “Settings” setup
Watching TV with the TV
Guide On Screen System
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
PAGE +/–
0
(Info)
TV GUIDE
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
EXIT
1
Press TV GUIDE.
TV Guide On Screen appears.
Example: LISTINGS
8:05
RECORDINGS
TODAY
LISTINGS
8:00PM
SEARCH
8:30PM
World Soccer
13WFXT
8:00
9:00
INFO
Teams from across the globe face off in a yearly tournament to
determine the best soccer country in the world.
Promotional
Panel
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Local News
Music Show
Chemicals and Chemistry
Promotional
Panel
Doctors and Lawyers
High Places
The Law and You
A Video Window: This shows the program
you were watching when you pressed TV
GUIDE. See “To lock the Video Window”
(page 47) to prevent the picture from
changing when you move the cursor.
C Service Bar: Press M/m to move the cursor
to the Service Bar. Then, select one of the
following features using </,, and press
ENTER.
“LISTINGS”: Shows the programs for the
current time slot and next 7 days.
“SEARCH”: Allows you to search for titles
alphabetically, by category, or by keyword
(page 46). The displayed category depends
upon the program data received by this
recorder. Movies, Sports, Children and
News are examples of possible categories.
“SETUP”: Allows you to change the
channel lineup, channel display and default
options.
“SCHEDULE”: Displays the list of record
or remind timer settings (page 55).
“RECORDINGS”: Displays the list of
recorded titles (page 59).
TV GUIDE
1
B Title: Shows the program title and
category; green (sports), purple (movies),
blue (children’s), teal (others).
The following icons are displayed.
“a” indicates that the program is set to be
recorded.
“ ” indicates that the Remind function is
set for the program.
D Time Slot: Indicates the currently selected
time slot. Use </, to select a different
time slot.
E Info Box: Shows information about the
selected program.
The following icons are displayed.
“ ” indicates that the program is in stereo.
“
” indicates that the program is not a
re-run.
“ ” indicates that the program is closed
captioned.
Press the
(info) button repeatedly to
show extended information about the
program, if available.
F Channel Logo: Shows the broadcast station
logo.
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2
Select a program using M/m, and press
MENU.
The Panel Menu appears.
8:05
RECORDINGS
TODAY
LISTINGS
8:00PM
SEARCH
8:30PM
World Soccer
13WFXT
Episode Options
go to Service Bar
watch now
set recording
set reminder
8:00
9:00
INFO
Teams from across the globe face off in a yearly tournament to
determine the best soccer country in the world.
cancel
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Local News
Music Show
Chemicals and Chemistry
Doctors and Lawyers
High Places
The Law and You
Panel Menu
The Panel Menu contains all functions that are
available for the current selection. The
available selections will change according to
the selected item. You can tune to a channel,
set a recording or edit the recording list from
the Panel Menu when “LISTINGS” is
selected.
3
Select “watch now” from the Panel Menu
using M/m, and press ENTER.
The TV Guide On Screen system disappears
and the channel changes to the selected
program.
To set a program for timer recording
See “Recording with the TV Guide On Screen
system (TV GUIDE)” (page 50).
To close the TV Guide On Screen system
Press TV GUIDE or EXIT.
z Hints
• Press the PAGE +/– buttons to change the program list
by page.
• Each time you turn on the power, the TV Guide On
Screen system automatically appears on your TV
screen. To turn off this function, select “SETUP” in the
Service Bar, and select “Change default options” –
“General defaults,” and then press ENTER. When the
Panel Menu appears, select “auto guide” and set it to
“off.”
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b Notes
• The Video Window is locked during recording and the
lock indicator appears in the Video Window. You
cannot unlock the Video Window during recording.
• If you are watching programs through a set top box, the
Video Window may not change as fast as you move the
cursor. In this case, lock the Video Window (page 47).
• When you turn on the recorder, the same channel that
you were watching last will automatically appear, even
if you should change the channel on your set top box
while the recorder’s power is off.
• The screen saver will not appear with the TV Guide On
Screen system. The TV Guide On Screen system will
close if no buttons are pressed for more than five
minutes.
Setting the “Remind” Timer
5
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TV GUIDE
• “schedule reminder”: Press ENTER to set
the Remind timer with the displayed
settings.
• “frequency”: Sets the timer to turn on the
recorder “once,” “regularly” or “weekly.”
Select “off” to turn off the timer.
• “auto tune”: Changes the channel
automatically when the Remind timer is
activated.
• “when”: Sets the time at which the recorder
will remind you that a program is scheduled
to start.
If you want the recorder to remind you in the
future when a selected program begins
broadcasting, set the Remind timer.
1
Select one of the following options using
M/m, and adjust the settings using </
,.
To change or cancel a reminder setting
See “Changing/Canceling Timer Recording or
Reminder Settings” on page 55.
To set the timer for recording
1
2
Search for a program alphabetically, by
category or by keyword.
If you performed a category search go to
step 3. If you performed an alphabetical or
keyword search, select the program title
using M/m, and press ENTER.
1
Select the program you want to record, and
press MENU.
2
Select “set recording” from the Panel Menu,
and press ENTER.
3
Select “schedule recording” to set the timer
with the displayed settings.
For more informations, see page 50.
A list of episodes appears.
3
Select an episode using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The Panel Menu appears.
4
Select “set reminder” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
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To enter a new keyword
Searching for a Program
with the TV Guide On
Screen System
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
1
Select “SEARCH” in the Service Bar, and
press ENTER.
2
Select “KEYWORD” using </,, and press
ENTER.
The Panel Menu appears.
3
Select “new search” from the Panel Menu,
and press ENTER.
4
Select “enter keyword” from the Panel Menu,
and press ENTER.
5
Select a letter on the keyboard using </M/m/
,, and press ENTER.
6
7
Repeat step 5 to enter the keyword.
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Select “SEARCH” in the Service Bar, and
press ENTER.
2
Select a search option using </,, and
press ENTER.
To sort alphabetically, select
“ALPHABETICAL.”
If you select “KEYWORD” prior to entering
any keywords you will be prompted to enter a
new keyword search. See “To enter a new
keyword” below.
3
Select the letter (if you are sorting
alphabetically), sub-category, or keyword
using </M/m/,, and press ENTER.
If no keywords are displayed, enter the
keyword. See “To enter a new keyword”
below.
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Select a program using M/m, and press
ENTER.
Select “DONE,” and press ENTER.
The recorder searches for all programs
(including previous recordings) that contain
the keyword in the program’s title.
To hide or show channels
Select “channel” and select “on,” “off” or
“auto-hide” using </,, then press ENTER.
“off”: will hide the channel.
“auto-hide”: will show the channel only when
program information is available.
The cursor moves to “done.”
Press ENTER again to exit the Panel Menu.
Customizing the TV Guide
On Screen System
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
To match the channel number with the
broadcast station
0
</M/m/,,
ENTER
To lock the Video Window
You can lock the Video Window so that it does not
change channels when you move the cursor across
other titles.
From LISTINGS, select the logo of the channel
that you want to lock, and press MENU. Select
“video” from the Panel Menu, and lock or unlock
the Video Window using </,.
To customize the channel lineup
1
Select “SETUP” in the Service Bar, and press
ENTER.
2
Select “Change channel display” using M/m,
and press ENTER.
3
Select a channel using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The Panel Menu appears.
To change the channel number
Select “tune channel” and enter the new
channel number using the number buttons,
then press ENTER.
The cursor moves to “done.”
Press ENTER again to exit the Panel Menu.
To change the order of the channels
Select “position” and enter the number of the
new location for the channel, then press
ENTER.
The cursor moves to “done.”
Press ENTER again to exit the Panel Menu.
If the channel number in the program listing does
not match the broadcast station, there may be more
than one channel lineup for your area. To change
the channel lineup, select “Change channel
lineup” from “SETUP” and press ENTER. Then
select a different channel lineup, if available.
TV GUIDE
1
To change the default settings
1
2
Select “SETUP” in the Service Bar.
3
Select “General defaults,” “Record defaults”
or “Remind defaults,” and press ENTER.
The Panel Menu for the selected option
appears.
Select “Change default options” using M/m,
and press ENTER.
General defaults
• “ box size”: changes the size of the info
box.
• “box cycle”: changes the order in which the
info box size is displayed each time the
(info) button is pressed. For example, “small
only” will display only a small info box each
time the (info) button is pressed.
• “auto guide”: automatically displays the TV
Guide On Screen system each time the
power is turned on.
Record defaults
• “start”: changes the start time of the
recording to before or after the broadcast
time of the program set to start.
• “end”: changes the end time of the recording
to before or after the broadcast time of the
program is scheduled to end.
• “recorder”: sets the default recording
destination to either HDD or DVD.
• “quality”: adjusts the recording mode
(page 49).
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47
Remind defaults
• “auto tune”: sets the recorder to change
channels automatically when the Remind
timer is activated.
• “when”: sets the recorder to display a
notification message at a designated time
before or after the selected program is
scheduled to start.
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4
Select one of the available options from the
Panel Menu.
5
Adjust the default setting using </,, and
press ENTER.
The cursor moves to “done.”
Press ENTER again to exit the Panel Menu.
Timer Recording
Before Recording
Recording
mode
Recording time
(hours)
HDD
DVD*
HQ (High quality)
33
1
51
1 hr.
30 min.
67
2
85
2 hr.
30 min.
HSP
R
Before you start recording…
z Hint
Timer recordings will be made regardless whether or not
the recorder is turned on. You can turn off the recorder
without affecting the recording even after recording
starts.
b Note
To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 40).
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 the actual
times 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.
SP (Standard mode)
LSP
r
LP
r
103
3
EP
r
137
4
SLP
r
204
6
SEP (Long duration)
269
8
* The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double Layer)
discs is as follows:
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
LP: 5 hours 25 minutes
EP: 7 hours 14 minutes
SLP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SEP: 14 hours 28 minutes
Timer Recording
• This recorder can record on various discs. Select
the disc type according to your needs (page 10).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 31). For HDD,
DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you can free up
disc space by erasing titles (page 76).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture
size if necessary (page 53).
“HQ+” recording mode
“HQ+” records pictures in higher quality than HQ
on the HDD. Set “HQ Setting” in “Features” setup
to “HQ+” (page 97). Maximum recording time is
21 hours. “HQ” appears in the display.
b Note
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
recording time.
– Recording a program with poor reception, or a program
or video source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
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Recording a stereo/SAP program
The recorder can receive and record stereo/SAP
programs.
HDD
Stereo programs
If there is noise in the stereo program, set “Auto
Stereo” in “Options” setup to “Off” (page 98). The
sound will be recorded in monaural but with less
noise.
SAP (Second Audio Program)
When a SAP (Second Audio Program) is received,
the “SAP” indicator lights up on the front panel
display. To record only SAP sound, set “Tuner
Audio” in “Options” setup to “SAP” (page 98).
Unrecordable pictures
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard signal,
the recorder continues to record but only a blank,
grey colored screen will be recorded.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
Copy-Once
Timer Recording (TV GUIDE/
Manual)
Recordable discs
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
+RW
-R
b Notes
• When the recorder is connected to a cable box and you
want to record using the TV Guide On Screen system,
do the following: Turn on the cable box, connect the set
top box controller, and set “Set Top Box Control” in the
“Settings” setup to “On.”
• Do not operate your cable box or satellite receiver just
before or during a timer recording. This may prevent
the accurate recording of a program.
Recording with the TV Guide On
Screen system (TV GUIDE)
You can use the TV Guide On Screen system to set
the timer to record a program up to eight days in
advance.
HDD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
None (a blank screen is
recorded)
TV GUIDE
MENU
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 10).
</M/m/,,
ENTER
z REC
50
+R
There are two methods to set the timer – setting
the timer using the TV Guide On Screen system
and setting the timer manually.
-RWVR (CPRM*)
Copy-Never
-RWVR -RWVideo
x REC STOP
1
Press TV GUIDE.
8:05
RECORDINGS
TODAY
LISTINGS
8:00PM
8:30PM
World Soccer
13WFXT
8:00
9:00
INFO
Teams from across the globe face off in a yearly tournament to
determine the best soccer country in the world.
Promotional
Panel
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Local News
Music Show
Chemicals and Chemistry
Promotional
Panel
Doctors and Lawyers
High Places
The Law and You
Select a program using </M/m/,.
To search for a program alphabetically, by
category or by keyword, select “SEARCH” in
the Service Bar. See “Searching for a Program
with the TV Guide On Screen System” on
page 46 for more information about searching
for a program.
3
Press MENU.
The “Episode Options” menu appears.
8:05
RECORDINGS
TODAY
LISTINGS
8:00PM
SEARCH
8:30PM
World Soccer
13WFXT
Episode Options
go to Service Bar
tune to channel
set recording
set reminder
cancel
8:00
9:00
INFO
Teams from across the globe face off in a yearly tournament to
determine the best soccer country in the world.
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Select an option using M/m, and make an
adjustment using </,.
6
Select “schedule recording,” and press
ENTER.
Local News
Music Show
Chemicals and Chemistry
Doctors and Lawyers
The a mark appears next to the program title,
the TIMER REC indicator lights up in the
front panel display and the recorder is ready to
start recording. When recording from a cable
box, be sure to turn it on.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
recorder before the timer recording starts.
If there is a recording conflict, follow the
instructions on your TV screen to resolve the
conflict.
To change or cancel timer recording
Timer Recording
2
5
SEARCH
See “Changing/Canceling Timer Recording or
Reminder Settings” on page 55.
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, and that the recording
cannot be stopped within the first minute of
recording.
To adjust the recording quality
See step 3 of “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 53.
High Places
The Law and You
4
Select “set recording” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
The “Record Options” menu appears with the
default settings.
• “schedule recording”: press ENTER to set
the recording timer with the displayed
options.
• “frequency”: sets the timer to record “once,”
“regularly” or “weekly.” Select “off” to turn
off the timer.
• “start”: sets the timer to begin recording
before or after the program is scheduled to
start.
• “end”: sets the timer to stop recording before
or after the program is scheduled to end.
• “recorder”: sets the recording destination to
either HDD or DVD.
• “quality”: sets the recording mode
(page 49).
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 program to be
recorded. Set “Rec Mode Adjust” in “Features”
setup to “On” (page 97).
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
If there is not enough space for a timer recording,
the recorder automatically erases old titles
recorded on the HDD.
Set “Auto Title Erase” in “Features” setup to “On”
(page 97). The oldest, played title is erased. The
protected titles are not erased.
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1
If the timer settings overlap
If one or more timer settings overlap,
appears
next to the program and the recording is
suspended. The timer recording resumes its
original status when the overlap condition no
longer exists. To change the timer settings, see
“Changing/Canceling Timer Recording or
Reminder Settings” on page 55.
z Hint
You can also set a program to record by pressing z REC
under the remote’s cover while the program is selected.
Press z REC repeatedly to scroll between “record once,”
“record regularly,” “record weekly” and “record off.”
b Notes
The cursor moves to the Panel Menu.
8:05
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Record Options
schedule recording
date 10 10 05
start 08 30 pm
end 09 00 pm
channel
12
input
Antenna
recorder
HDD
quality
HSP
frequency
once
more
2
[TIMER]
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RECORDINGS
SCHEDULE
Doctors and Lawyers
Tue 10/4 8:00pm
Local News
Tue 10/4 9:00pm
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Music Show
Fri 10/7 10:00pm
Tue 10/11 4:00pm
Tue 10/11 8:00pm
Chemicals and Chemistry
Wed 10/12 2:00pm
World Soccer
Wed 10/12 8:00pm
High Places
Thu 10/13 7:00am
Select an option using M/m.
“schedule recording”: Press ENTER to set the
recording timer with the displayed options.
“date”: Press the number buttons to enter the
date.
“start”: Press the number buttons to enter the
start time. To change am/pm, select “am” or
“pm” using </,.
“end”: Press the number buttons to enter the
end time. To change am/pm, select “am” or
“pm” using </,.
“channel”: Press the number buttons to enter
the channel number.
“input”: Select the connected input source
such as “Line1” or “Line2.”
“recorder”: Sets the recording destination to
either HDD or DVD.
“quality”: Sets the recording mode (page 49).
“frequency”: Sets the timer to record “once,”
“daily” or “weekly.” Select “off” to turn off
the timer.
3
0
SCHEDULE
INFO
Setting the timer manually
1
SETUP
Shows for Record or Remind listed here
Press Menu now for more Schedule choices
Move m to highlight any show
and press Menu for show options
• Check to see that there is enough available space for the
recording (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW only)
(page 75).
• The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a timer
recording. It does not function with Quick Timer
(page 53).
• You cannot adjust the recording quality (HDD or
DVD) once the recording starts.
• If you change the recording destination of a program
that is currently being recorded, the recording stops and
the recording destination is changed.
Number
buttons
Press [TIMER].
Select “schedule recording,” and press
ENTER.
The TIMER REC indicator lights up in the
front panel display and the recorder is ready to
start recording. When recording from a cable
box, be sure to turn it on.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
recorder before the timer recording starts.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
z REC
x REC STOP
See “Changing/Canceling Timer Recording or
Reminder Settings” on page 55.
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.
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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 program to be
recorded. Set “Rec Mode Adjust” in “Features”
setup to “On” (page 97).
Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and
picture size.
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
If the timer settings overlap
If one or more timer settings overlap,
appears
next to the program and the recording is
suspended. The timer recording resumes its
original status when the overlap condition no
longer exists. To change the timer settings, see
“Changing/Canceling Timer Recording or
Reminder Settings” on page 55.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Timer Recording
If there is not enough space for a timer recording,
the recorder automatically erases old titles
recorded on the HDD.
Set “Auto Title Erase” in “Features” setup to “On”
(page 97). The oldest, played title is erased. The
protected titles are not erased.
TOOLS
1
Using the Quick Timer function
Before recording starts, press TOOLS to
select “Rec Settings,” and press ENTER.
Rec. Settings
You can set the recorder to record in 30 minute
increments.
Select the item you want to change.
Rec Mode :
SP
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
HDD Rec. Picture Size:
4:3
Each press advances the time in 30 minute
increments. The maximum duration is six hours.
DVD Rec. Picture Size:
4:3
Rec NR :
2
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.
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.
Rec Video Equalizer
2
Select the item you want to adjust, and
press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec NR
Rec NR
Off
1
2
3
“Rec Mode”: Selects the recording mode for
the desired recording time and picture quality.
For more information, see “Recording mode”
on page 49.
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53
“HDD Rec. Picture Size”/“DVD Rec. Picture
Size”: Sets the picture size of the program to
be recorded.
• 4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
mode).
• Auto (HDD only): Automatically selects the
actual picture size.
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” works with DVDRs and DVD-RWs (Video mode) when the
recording mode is set to HQ, HSP, SP or LSP.
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.”
“Rec NR” (noise reduction): Reduces noise
contained in the video signal.
“Rec Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the picture in
greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Color: Makes the colors deeper or lighter.
• Hue: Changes the color balance.
3
Adjust the setting using </M/m/,, and
press ENTER.
The default setting is underlined.
“Rec NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 (strong)
“Rec Video Equalizer”:
• Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
• Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
• Color: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
• Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
b Notes
• If one program 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.
• Remnants of images may appear on your screen when
using “Rec NR.”
• “Rec Video Equalizer” does not affect the input of the
DV IN jack and COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks.
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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 96).
When recording on the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
mode)
The recorder detects changes in the picture and
sound and automatically inserts chapter marks.
You can also insert and erase chapter marks
manually (page 76).
When recording on other recordable discs
Chapter marks are inserted at approximately 6
minute intervals during recording.
b Note
When dubbing (page 79), the chapter marks in the
dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.
Changing/Canceling Timer
Recording or Reminder
Settings
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
+R
3
The cursor moves to the Panel Menu.
8:05
3
5
6
7
8
9
Schedule Options
go to Service Bar
tune to channel
delete recording
edit recording
set reminder
cancel
-R
4
SCHEDULE
TV GUIDE
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
With the TV Guide On Screen system
turned off, press SCHEDULE.
The SCHEDULE list appears.
8:05
SETUP
SCHEDULE
RECORDINGS
Tue 10/4 8:00pm
13WFXT
8:00
INFO
9:00
Teams from across the globe face off in a yearly tournament to
determine the best soccer country in the world.
Local News
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Music Show
Tue 10/4 9:00pm
Fri 10/7 10:00pm
Tue 10/11 4:00pm
Tue 10/11 8:00pm
Chemicals and Chemistry
Wed 10/12 2:00pm
Doctors and Lawyers
Wed 10/12 8:00pm
High Places
Thu 10/13 7:00am
Select an option using M/m, and press
ENTER.
• “watch now” (or “tune to channel”):
changes to the channel of the selected
program.
• “delete recording” (or “delete reminder”):
cancels the recording or the reminder
setting.
• “edit recording” (or “edit reminder”):
displays the Panel Menu to change the
recording (page 50) or reminder settings
(page 45).
• “set reminder” (or “set recording”): sets the
selected program to either remind or record
in addition to its current setting. For
example, if a program is set to record,
selecting “set reminder” will set the program
to “remind” and still record.
0
1
SCHEDULE
World Soccer
RECORDINGS
Timer Recording
2
4
SETUP
SCHEDULE
You can change or cancel timer and reminder
settings using the SCHEDULE list.
1
Press MENU.
INFO
Promotional
Panel
Shows for Record or Remind listed here
Press Menu now for more Schedule choices
Move m to highlight any show
and press Menu for show options
To close the SCHEDULE list
SCHEDULE
Press TV GUIDE.
World Soccer
Tue 10/4 8:00pm
Local News
Tue 10/4 9:00pm
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Music Show
Promotional
Panel
2
Fri 10/7 10:00pm
Tue 10/11 4:00pm
Tue 10/11 8:00pm
Chemicals and Chemistry
Wed 10/12 2:00pm
Doctors and Lawyers
Wed 10/12 8:00pm
High Places
Thu 10/13 7:00am
Select the Record or Remind timer setting
you want to change using M/m.
To change the SCHEDULE list
1
Press SCHEDULE.
The SCHEDULE list appears.
2
Press M/m to move the cursor to the Service
Bar.
3
Select “SCHEDULE” in the Service Bar, and
press MENU.
• “sort by”: sorts the Record or Remind
settings by “date,” “title” or “event”
(“record” or “remind”).
• “new manual recording”: sets the recording
timer (page 52).
• “new manual reminder”: sets the remind
timer. See step 5 of “Setting the “Remind”
Timer” on page 45.
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55
4
5
Select “sort by.”
Select an option, and press ENTER.
The cursor moves to “done.”
Press ENTER again to exit the Panel Menu.
If two or more timer settings overlap
Recording From Connected
Equipment
HDD
The timer recording set last has priority over the
other settings and is recorded. All other
overlapped settings are suspended, even if the
setting only partially overlaps the setting with
priority.
appears next to programs that are
suspended.
+RW
-RWVR -RW
+RVideo
HDD
Example: You set the timer in order of A, and then
B.
+R
-R
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
INPUT SELECT
7:00
A
will be suspended
9:00
11:00
B
will be recorded
Note that if you modify setting A (for instance, if
you extend the recording time), then setting A
becomes the last timer recording you set and will
have priority over setting B.
If the end and start time of two timer settings
are the same
The end of program A or the beginning of program
B will be cut.
7:00
9:00
10:00
A
B
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
programs from connected equipment that has a
timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
the equipment to the LINE IN 1 jacks of the
recorder (page 30).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a program from the LINE
IN 1 jacks. If you have connected a set top box, be
sure to set “Set Top Box Control” to “Off”
(page 90).
1
Before recording, select HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
(see “Inserting a Disc” on page 31).
2
56
Set “Synchro Rec” in “Features” setup to
“Record to HDD” or “Record to DVD”
(page 97).
3
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“L1.”
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 49.
5
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.
Regardless of whether or not the program is a
Synchro Rec program, the program that starts first
has priority and the second program starts
recording only after the first program has finished.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
First program
Second program
Timer Recording
6
Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the program you want to
record, and turn it off.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
and another timer recording overlap
will be cut off
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. To connect a VCR or similar device, see
“Connecting a VCR or Similar Device” on
page 28. Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if
the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).
To cancel Synchro Rec
1
To stop recording
Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
(see “Inserting a Disc” on page 31).
2
b Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
video signal from the connected equipment. The
beginning of the program 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 with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• To use the Synchro Rec function, you must first set the
recorder’s clock correctly.
Press HDD or DVD.
Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
source according to the connection you
made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Channel number
3
L1
L2
L3
DV
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 49.
4
Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
record pause.
5
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
6
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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57
If you connect a digital video camera with a DV
IN jack
See “DV/Digital8 Dubbing” on page 84 for an
explanation of how to record from the DV IN jack.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 53.
b Notes
• When recording a video game image, the screen may
not be clear.
• Any program that contains a Copy-Never copy guard
signal cannot be recorded. The recorder continues to
record, but a blank screen will be recorded.
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2
For details about the Title List, see “3. Playing
the Recorded Program (Title List)” on
page 34.
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Playback
Playing
HDD
DVD
+RW
Press TITLE LIST.
-RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
+R
TITLE LIST
-R
ORIGINAL
4.3 / 4.7GB
12 Tennis
CD
2ch
Fri 10/28/2005 1:00PM (0H30M) LSP 0.9GB
DATA DVD DATA CD
11 Travel
5ch
Wed 10/26/2005 8:00PM (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB
10 Mystery
2ch
Tue 10/25/2005 9:00AM (1H00M) SLP 0.8GB
Z OPEN/
CLOSE
HDD
3ch
Wed 10/19/2005 8:00PM (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB
DVD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
CH +/–
INPUT
SELECT
3
The sub-menu appears.
4
AUDIO
TITLE LIST
TOP MENU
Select the title, and press ENTER.
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback
SUBTITLE
9 World Sports
Playback starts from the selected title.
TV GUIDE
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
To stop playback
Press x STOP.
Playing titles with the TV Guide On
Screen system
PROGRESSIVE
REPLAY/
ADVANCE
ANGLE
To select the “list” or “group” view
SUR
1
Press TV GUIDE.
TV Guide On Screen appears.
2
Press M/m to move the cursor to the Service
Bar.
3
Select “RECORDINGS” in the Service Bar
using </,, and press MENU.
The cursor moves to the Panel Menu.
NEXT >
. PREV
H PLAY/
X PAUSE/
x STOP
1
8:05
SCHEDULE
RECORDINGS
LISTINGS
INFO
All shows recorded are listed here
Press Menu now to choose Recordings view
Move m to highlight any show
and press Menu to customize
Recording Options
go to Service Bar
view as
group
sort by
title
done
cancel
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see
“Inserting a Disc” on page 31).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or
CD, press H PLAY. Playback starts.
RECORDINGS
Doctors and Lawyers
Tue 10/4 8:00pm
Local News
Tue 10/4 9:00pm
Today's News
The Urban Garden
Music Show
4
Fri 10/7 10:00pm
Tue 10/11 4:00pm
Tue 10/11 8:00pm
Chemicals and Chemistry
Wed 10/12 2:00pm
World Soccer
Wed 10/12 8:00pm
High Places
Thu 10/13 7:00am
Select an option using M/m.
• “view as”: select “list” to view all recorded
programs as a single list, or “group” to list
episodes under a single program title.
• “sort by”: sorts the recorded programs by
“date” or by “title” name.
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5
Press </, to make a selection, and press
ENTER.
The cursor moves to “done.”
6
Press ENTER again to exit the Panel Menu.
To play a title
List View
Select a program using M/m, and press ENTER.
Playback starts.
To make adjustments, press MENU while the
program is selected and select one of the
following.
• “play from beginning”
• “delete episode”
Group View
1
Select a program using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The episodes appear.
2
Select an episode using M/m, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts.
To delete all episodes, press MENU while the
program is selected and select “delete all
episodes.”
b Notes
• The program titles in the Title List and the TV Guide
On Screen may not match.
• Information not written on the disc may also appear in
the RECORDINGS screen.
• If you press TV GUIDE while making play list settings,
the play list currently being set is canceled.
• JPEG image files and MP3 audio tracks do not appear
in the TV Guide On Screen.
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Playback options
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 59.
Buttons
Operations
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
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
SUR (surround)
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
DVD
”
Selects one of the TVS effects when pressed repeatedly.
TVS* (TV Virtual Surround) lets you enjoy virtual surround sound effects
created from the front left and right speakers. The selected setting is displayed
in the front panel display for a few seconds.
“TVS OFF”: No surround effect
“TVS DYNAMIC”: Creates one set of virtual rear speakers.
“TVS WIDE”: Creates five sets of virtual rear speakers.
“TVS NIGHT”: Creates five sets of virtual rear speakers. Effective at low
volume.
“TVS STANDARD”: Creates three sets of virtual rear speakers. Effective
when you use two separate front speakers.
Playback
ANGLE
* TVS was developed by Sony to produce home surround sound with just a stereo
TV.
PROGRESSIVE
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD
HDD
REPLAY/ADVANCE
(instant replay/instant
advance)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or progressive format
(page 19).
Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.
DVD
. PREV/NEXT >
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/track.
For the HDD, you cannot go to the beginning of the previous/next title.
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Buttons
Operations
(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.
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.
*1 When
(slow, freeze frame)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
VCD *
DVD
* Playback direction only
X PAUSE
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback, press H PLAY.
b Notes
• To enjoy the TVS function, set “Digital Out” to “On”
and “Dolby Digital” to “D-PCM” in “Audio” setup.
• The volume may be reduced when surround effects are
set.
• When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult
to hear.
In addition, the surround effects may also be difficult to
hear depending on the title being played and the
environment where the recorder is being used.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
(receiver).
• Make sure that your listening position is between and
at an equal distance from your speakers, and that the
speakers are located in similar surroundings.
• Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
recorded on this recorder.
• 96 kHz PCM audio and DTS audio do not have
surround effects.
• The surround effects do not work while performing
playback quickly with sound.
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.
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To resume playback from the point where you
stopped (Resume Play)
When you press H PLAY again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback from the
point where you pressed x STOP.
To start from the beginning, press TOOLS to
select “Play Beginning,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the beginning of the title/
track/scene.
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray (except for HDD).
– you play another title (except for HDD).
– you switch the Title List menu to Original or
Playlist (HDD/DVD-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 DVD/DATA CD only).
– you make a recording (except for HDD/DVDRWs in VR mode).
– you switch between JPEG and MP3.
b Note
You cannot resume playback during TV Pause.
To use the DVD’s Menu
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
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.
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will
be heard from the analog stereo jacks. To avoid
possible damage to the audio system, the consumer
should take proper precautions when the analog stereo
jacks of the recorder are connected to an amplification
system. To enjoy DTS Digital Surround™ playback, an
external 5.1-channel decoder system must be
connected to the digital jack of the recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the AUDIO button
when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD (page 61).
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
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
2
3
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track
DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS” to “On” in “Audio” setup (page 95).
Adjusting the picture quality
HDD
DVD
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Playback
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 PLAY 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.
-R
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Video Settings,” and press ENTER.
Video Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons.
Press ENTER to select “OK.”
The recorder starts playback.
Y NR :
2
C NR :
2
BNR :
2
MNR :
1
DVE :
Off
PB Video Equalizer
To register or change the password, see “Parental
Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on page 96.
To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
You can lock the disc tray to prevent children from
ejecting the disc.
When the recorder is turned on, hold down
x STOP 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 STOP until
“UNLOCKED” appears in the front panel display
when the recorder is turned on.
z Hints
• You can also use the H PLAY button in step 3
(page 59) to start playback.
• Even if you select “Factory Setup” in “Options” setup
(page 99), the Child Lock remains set.
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 color element of the
video signal.
“BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
“block noise” or mosaic like patterns in the
picture.
“MNR” (mosquito noise reduction): Reduces
the faint noise appearing around the outlines
of the images. The noise reduction effects are
automatically adjusted within each setting
range according to the video bit rate and other
factors.
“DVE” (digital video enhancer): Sharpens the
outlines of the images.
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“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.
• Color: makes the colors deeper or lighter.
• Hue: changes the color balance.
3
Press </, to adjust the setting, and
press ENTER.
Adjusting the sound quality
HDD
DVD
CD
+R
-R
DATA CD
Press TOOLS during playback to select
“Audio Settings,” and press ENTER.
2
Select an item, and press ENTER.
“Surround” (TVS): Selects one of the
surround modes. For more information, see
“Playback options” on page 61.
“Audio Filter”: Selects the digital filter to
reduce noise above 22.05 kHz (Fs* is 44.1
kHz), 24 kHz (Fs is 48 kHz), or 48 kHz (Fs is
above 96 kHz).
• Sharp (default): Provides a wide frequency
range and spatial feeling.
• Slow: Provides smooth and warm sound.
“AV SYNC”: When the video is delayed, this
function delays the audio for synchronization
with the video (0 to 120 milliseconds). Larger
numbers indicate a longer audio delay for
synchronization with the video. When
dubbing to a VCR or other video recording
equipment, be sure to return this setting to 0
ms (default).
* “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them more
than “2.”
b Notes
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-RWVR -RWVideo
1
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)
• Color: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
• Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
• If the outlines of the images on your screen become
blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to “Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the
above BNR, MNR, Y NR, or C NR effects may be hard
to discern. And, these functions may not work with
some 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.”
+RW
VCD
* Sampling frequency of audio source. This
function only adjusts the output signals from the
LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L).
3
Press </M/m/, to select the option,
and press ENTER.
b Note
There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter
depending on the disc or playback environment.
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause)
You can pause a current TV broadcast, and then
continue watching the program 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 PAUSE.
The picture pauses. You can pause the picture
for up to three hours.
News
ABCD 9
Stereo
2
Press X PAUSE or H PLAY again to
resume watching the program.
b Notes
• Paused titles are not saved to the HDD.
• This function is canceled when:
– x STOP is pressed.
– CH +/– is pressed.
– DVD is pressed.
– Z OPEN/CLOSE is pressed.
– TITLE LIST is pressed.
– INPUT SELECT is pressed.
– the recorder is turned off.
– a timer recording or Synchro-Recording is started.
– DV/Digital8 dubbing or regular dubbing is started.
• It may take a few seconds to resume playback of the
paused program.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded program, there
will always be a time difference of about one minute or
more between the recorded program and the current TV
broadcast.
HDD
-RWVR
“Chasing Playback” allows you to view the
recorded part of a program 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 program
you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you are
recording, Chasing Playback returns to normal
playback.
Playback
TV pause
Playing from the beginning of the
program you are recording
(Chasing Playback)
b Notes
• For DVD-RWs (VR mode), this function does not
work when recording:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
• The DVD’s picture on your TV screen freezes for a few
seconds when you fast forward/fast reverse or instant
replay/advance the recording.
• Chasing Playback is possible from one minute or more
after recording starts.
• Even if you fast forward the recorded program, there
will always be a time difference of about one minute or
more between the recorded program and the current TV
broadcast.
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Playing a previous recording while
making another (Simultaneous Rec
and Play)
HDD
DVD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA DVD DATA CD
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view
a previously recorded program while recording
programs. 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 program on a DVD
by pressing DVD.
• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded program on the HDD
by pressing HDD.
• While recording to a DVD-RW (VR mode)*1:
Play another title on the same DVD-RW (VR
mode) disc.*2
*1
Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not work
when you record:
– on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
– in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
*2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
condition of the recording, or when playing a title
recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode. The
picture freezes for a few seconds when you use fast
forward/fast reverse or instant replay/advance.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
Super VIDEO CD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA
CD while recording on the HDD.
Example: Play another title on the HDD while
recording to the HDD.
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1
While recording, press TITLE LIST to
display the HDD Title List.
2
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Example: Play a DVD while recording to the
HDD.
1
While recording, press DVD and insert the
DVD into the recorder.
2
Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD Title
List.
3
Select the title you want to play, and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Play” from the sub-menu, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Searching by title number or time
code
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
HDD
DVD
Number
buttons, SET
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CLEAR
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
+R
-R
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene or
track. As titles and tracks are assigned individual
numbers, select the title or track by entering its
number. You can also search for a scene using the
time code.
0
1
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 DVDs/DATA
CDs)
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs): Searches
for a starting point by entering the time code.
“File Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA CDs)
TOOLS
VISUAL
SEARCH
Playback
</M/m/,,
ENTER
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
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
Title : -- (21)
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
3
2
Select a scene using </,, and press
ENTER.
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track, time
code, etc., you want.
Press SET.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
number.
Playback of the selected scene is started.
b Note
“Title Search” is not applicable to the HDD.
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Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
or JPEG Image Files
Selecting an MP3 album or track
1
The album list appears.
To change the page, press
ADVANCE
.
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CDRWs) or JPEG image files on DATA DVDs
(DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs).
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
AUDIO
Music Album
2
3
TOOLS
2
Symphony
3
Samba
Dance
4
Live
Jazz
5
Piano
Jazz
6
My heart
Pop music
7
Paradise
Pop music
8
The Best
Pop music
Classic
Classic
Select an album, and press ENTER.
4
See “Inserting a Disc” on page 31.
Press H PLAY.
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 PLAY is pressed.
REPLAY/
8 The Best
TIME/TEXT
Insert a disc.
Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
TITLE LIST
NEXT >
M
H PLAY
x STOP
2
Opera
The track list appears.
To change the page, press
ADVANCE
.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m
1
The sub-menu appears.
TITLE LIST
REPLAY/
ADVANCE
. PREV
REPLAY/
TITLE LIST
0
DISPLAY
1
Press TITLE LIST.
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 data about the track
such as artist and album name.
To stop playback
Press x STOP.
To fast review or forward a track
Press m/M during playback.
To go to the previous or next MP3 audio track
Press . PREV or NEXT > during
playback. If you repeatedly press . PREV or
NEXT >, you will go to the previous or next
album.
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To go to the previous or next album
Press
REPLAY/ADVANCE
playback.
To view the previous or next picture
during
z Hint
Press the AUDIO button to switch between stereo or
monaural audio tracks.
Selecting a JPEG album or image
1
Press TITLE LIST.
REPLAY/
To rotate a picture
Press TOOLS while the image is displayed to
select “Rotate Right” or “Rotate Left,” and press
ENTER.
To change the slideshow speed
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.”
To go to the previous or next album
Press
REPLAY/ADVANCE
JPEG image is displayed.
TITLE LIST
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
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
ADVANCE
.
REPLAY/
TITLE LIST
6 Zoo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
DSC00029 2005/11/25 3:50PM
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 data about when the
picture was taken.
while the
Playback
The album list appears.
To change the page, press
ADVANCE
.
Press . PREV/NEXT > while the picture is
displayed.
z Hints
• If you are playing a DATA CD that has both MP3 and
JPEG files, you can switch between photo and music
albums by using the </, buttons when the album
list is displayed.
• You can rotate a JPEG image by using the </,
buttons when the image is displayed.
• Press DISPLAY repeatedly to show information about
the JPEG album or image on your TV screen. Then
press TIME/TEXT to toggle between the current
selected image number and album number.
b 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 STOP or switch to another folder.
• 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 but
the recorder cannot play the file.
To stop viewing the JPEG image
Press x STOP.
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About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
files that the recorder can play
MP3 is audio compression technology that
satisfies certain 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) or
JPEG image files on DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs).
DATA CDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for the
recorder to recognize the MP3 tracks.
DATA DVDs must be recorded in Universal Disc
Format (UDF). You can also play discs recorded
in MultiSession.
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW 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 MultiSession/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.
b Note
The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs/
DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write format.
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* “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards
for digital cameras regulated by JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
b Notes
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” “.mp3,” “.Mp3,” “.JPEG,” “.jpg,” “.JPG,”
“.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg” even if they are not in MP3
or JPEG format. Playing these data may generate a loud
noise which could damage your speaker system.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
mp3PRO format.
• Some files cannot be played.
• The letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with
“*.”
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
b Notes
Playback
• Depending on the software you use to create the DATA
DVD/DATA CD, the playback order may differ from
the above illustration.
• No more than a total of 199 individual folders can be
played. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files
are counted as well.)
• No more than a total of 999 folders and files can be
played. (Files other than JPEG/MP3 files, and folders
that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files are counted as
well.)
• No more than 200 folders and files can be recognized
in a single folder. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/
MP3 files are counted as well.)
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take some
time.
• This recorder supports MP3 audio bit rates up to 160
kbps.
ROOT
Album
z Hints
• If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
track/file names when you store the tracks (or files) in
a disc, the tracks and files will be played in that order.
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
MP3 audio track/
JPEG image file
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and
press H PLAY, the numbered tracks (or files)
are played sequentially, from 1 through 7. For
JPEG image files, press ADVANCE
to go to
the next album. (For instance, when you want to
go from 1 to 2.) Any sub-albums/tracks (or
files) contained within a currently selected album
take priority over the next album in the same tree.
(Example: C contains D so 4 is played before
5.) When you press TITLE LIST and the list of
album names appears (page 34), 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.
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To create and edit Playlist titles
Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
type in the front panel display, and select the
option available for your disc (page 10).
b Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
• DVD discs created by DVD video cameras cannot be
edited on this recorder.
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.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a soccer tournament on a DVD-RW
(VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
to keep the original recording.
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 and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Labeling a title (page 73).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 73).
– Erasing a title (page 73).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 74).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 76).
– Erasing a chapter (page 74).
– Dividing one title into two titles (HDD only)
(page 75).
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In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title (“Creating and
Editing a Playlist” on page 77).
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Setting protection against erasure (HDD only)
(page 73).
– Labeling a title (page 73).
– Erasing a title (page 73).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 74).
– Rearranging the title order (DVD-RWs (VR
mode) only) (page 78).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 75).
– Combining multiple titles into one title
(page 78).
– Erasing a chapter (page 74).
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.”
b Notes
• The Playlist title calls up data from the original titles for
playback. When an original title is used for a Playlist
title, the original title cannot be 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 77).
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVDRWs (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 73).
– Labeling a title (page 73).
– Erasing a title (page 73).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
(DVD+RWs only) (page 74).
– Erasing all titles on the disc (page 76).
– Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
(DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
only) (page 76).
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
TOOLS
. PREV
m
NEXT >
M
Erasing and Editing
b 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
X PAUSE
CHAPTER
MARK
1
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
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 Title”: 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 38).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
(page 36).
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“A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
(page 74).
“Delete Chapter”: Erases chapter units of the
title while viewing thumbnails (see below).
“Divide Title”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 75).
z Hints
• You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 75), or
erase all of the titles on the disc at once (page 76).
• You can automatically erase titles that have already
played (page 97).
• You can label or re-label DVDs (page 39).
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 PAUSE and then press . PREV.
b Note
DVD-RW (VR mode) playlist titles cannot be protected.
A–B Erase (Set point A)
5 Weather
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.
Playback point
1
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.
2
The display for setting point B appears.
3
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.
The display asks for confirmation.
4
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.”
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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b Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
• For DVD+RWs, the erased section may be slightly
different from the points you selected.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase
Titles)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Dividing a title (Divide Title)
HDD -RWVR *
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).
-R
1
You can select and erase more than one title at one
time using the TOOLS menu.
Press TITLE LIST.
Press TOOLS to select “Erase Titles,” and
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased
appears.
3
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 “Divide Title,” 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 PAUSE and then press . PREV.
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
Erasing and Editing
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
1 Vacation
Erase Titles
Select the titles to erase.
OK
12
Tennis
10/28
11
Travel
10/26
10
Mystry
10/25
9
World Sports
10/19
8
Family
10/17
Cancel
Reset All
4
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to erase.
5
When you finish selecting titles, select
“OK,” and press ENTER.
The list of the titles to be erased appears for
confirmation.
• To change the selection, select “Change,”
and repeat from step 3.
6
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The titles are erased.
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 38. After you
enter a new name, the title is divided in two.
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3
Erasing all titles on the disc
HDD
1
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
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 to select “Disc Info,” and
press ENTER.
Disc Map
The “Disc Information” display appears.
2
3
Select a title by pressing </,, and
press ENTER.
Select “Erase All,” and press ENTER.
2 Journey
Fri 9/17 8:00PM (1H00M)
SP 0.6GB
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
All titles on the disc are erased (except the
protected titles).
Erase
Erasing titles to open up disc
space (Disc Map)
+RW
Selected title
4
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
-RWVideo
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
Cancel
Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
5
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
space.
• To change the selection, select “Change.”
Creating chapters manually
HDD
-RWVR
Press TOOLS to select “Disc Map,” and
press ENTER.
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback or recording.
The “Disc Map” display appears.
• To check the open space, select the space by
pressing </,.
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
want to divide the title into chapters.
Disc Map
Empty Title
HQ: 0H30M
LP : 1H30M
HSP: 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP: 3H00M
2.3 GB
LSP: 1H15M
SEP: 4H00M
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
Erase
Cancel
• When b or B appears on either side of the
screen, you can scroll sideways by pressing
</,.
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
Press . PREV/NEXT > to search for a
chapter number, and while displaying the chapter
containing the chapter mark you want to erase,
press CHAPTER MARK ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
b 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
5
The display for setting the end point (OUT)
appears, and the title continues to play in the
background.
6
HDD -RWVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
changing the actual recordings. You can create up
to 97 Playlist titles.
b Note
Once you create a Playlist title from original titles, you
will be unable to erase or edit the original titles.
1
2
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
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.”
7
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the
selected scenes.
Press TITLE LIST.
Total duration of
the selected scene
Scene List
Total number of scenes
Total 0:13:19
Scenes 1
Create Playlist
Select a title to start capturing.
3
1
Cancel
12
Tennis
10/28
11
Travel
10/26
10
Mystry
10/25
9
World Sports
10/19
8
Family
10/17
7
Nature
10/15
Add
• 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
canceled.
“Preview”: Displays thumbnail pictures of the
scenes.
“Change IN”: Allows you to change the IN
point, and repeat from step 5.
“Change OUT”: Allows you to change the
OUT point, and repeat from step 6.
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 PAUSE and then press . PREV.
9 World Sports
Quit
Preview
Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.
Capture(Set IN point)
World Sports
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
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.
“Capture All”: Adds the entire title to the
Playlist title as one scene. After capturing the
title, go to step 8.
4
OK
Scene List
ORIGINAL
Erasing and Editing
Press TOOLS to select “Create Playlist,”
and press ENTER.
9
When you finish editing the Scene List,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter”
(page 38).
10 Select “OK” to use the default name, and
press ENTER.
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2
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 PLAY.
Press TOOLS to select “Combine Titles,”
and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A number indicating the order in which you
selected the title appears.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
Combine
Select the titles to combine.
4
1
b Note
3
The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
Moving a Playlist title (Change
Order)
-RWVR
You can change the Playlist title order within the
Title List (Playlist).
1
4
9/25
Cruising
Cancel
9/25
2
Journey
9/17
1
Vacation
9/15
Reset All
Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
want to combine.
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.
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
(Playlist) menu.
Combine
Combine the titles in the following order.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOLS and select “Playlist.”
2
OK
Yacht
1
4
Yacht
9/25
2
3
Cruising
9/25
Select the title you want to move, and
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
OK
Select “Change Order,” and press ENTER.
Change Order
1
Vacation
9/15
6
4
Journey
9/17
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 Titles)
Cancel
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 38.
To change the selection, select “Change” and
go to step 3.
Cancel
Where do you want to move this title?
2
Change
7
Select a name, and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
b Note
When the number of chapters in the title to be combined
exceeds the limit, the chapters at the end are combined
into a single chapter.
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.”
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide
Title)
HDD -RWVR
You can divide a Playlist title. For operations, see
page 75.
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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).
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 size
and the sound types originally recorded are retained.
b Notes
• To play a dubbed disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 40).
• 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 36) will not be retained in the
dubbed title.
Before you start…
• Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 10). This recorder can record on various
discs.
• Timer recordings 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.
About “Dub Mode”
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
If you want to record from a digital video camera
connected to the DV IN jack, see “DV/Digital8
Dubbing” on page 84. To record from equipment
connected to the LINE IN jacks, see “Recording
from connected equipment without a timer” on
page 57.
• For a title whose picture size (16:9 or 4:3) is
mixed:
– 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 53).
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD+RW or
DVD+R, the picture size is always 4:3.
– When dubbed from HDD to DVD-RW (VR
mode), the originally recorded picture size is
retained.
With this recorder, the recording mode for
dubbing is displayed as “Dub Mode.” Two
dubbing method 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 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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Speed*2 6x
6x*3
8x*4
8x*4
Highspeed
DVD+
RW
Highspeed
DVD-R
High- DVD+R
speed (Double
DVD+R Layer)
2.4x
Rec.
mode
Highspeed
DVDRW
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
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
The values in the above table are for reference only.
Actual times for dubbing also require time for creating
disc’s control information and other data.
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.
b Notes
• High-speed Dubbing is not available for the following
titles:
– Titles recorded in HQ+.
– Titles recorded in mixed picture size (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 playing a dubbed DVD+R DL disc, the video and
audio may be momentarily interrupted at the point
where the layers switch.
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Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /
+R
/
-R
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.
b Note
The picture quality will not improve even if a title is
converted to a recording mode of better picture quality.
Dubbing restriction
You cannot dub movies and other DVD Videos to
the HDD. Also, when dubbing from a DVD to the
HDD, a gray, blank screen will be recorded for
scenes that contain a copy protection signal.
Copy
protection
signals
Copy-Free
(No copy
protection
signal)
Copy-Once
Dubbing
HDD
HDD
,
,
Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
HDD to DVD (for 60-minute program)*1
,
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-R
-RWVR
*
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a
coding technology that protects copyrights for images.
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
.
Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)
1
Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
or from.
b 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.
2
3
Press HDD or DVD to select the source.
4
Select a title, and press ENTER.
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only.
5
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Title Dub
2.0GB
2.6GB
This title will be dubbed. Set the dub mode.
1 World Cup Final
Dub Mode
SP 2.0GB
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
The display for selecting the dubbing mode
appears.
If a title with
(page 81) is selected in the
title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
To “Move,” select “Yes.”
Rec Mode: SP
Start
Cancel
A Size of the title (approximate)
B Direction of dubbing
C Available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
D Information about the title to be dubbed
E Dubbing mode and the space that
remains after dubbing (approximate)
6
Select “Dub Mode.”
,continued
81
7
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
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The dubbing indication appears in the front
panel display (page 38).
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.
Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
Selected Titles)
A maximum of 30 selected titles can be dubbed at
once. You can select the dubbing mode for each
title.
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 to select “Dub Selected
Titles,” and press ENTER.
Dub Selected Titles
Cancel
5
Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER to
start dubbing. To manually select another dubbing
mode, select “Reset,” and go to step 7.
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 76).
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned off.
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Start
Cancel
4 World Tour – Asia 3
6/26
3 World Cup Final
6/20
2 World Tour – Asia 2
6/18
1 World Tour – Asia 1
6/11
Settings
Reset
Select titles in the order you want to dub,
and press ENTER.
The titles are numbered in the selected order.
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
If a title with
(page 81) is selected in the
title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
To “Move,” select “Yes.”
To stop dubbing
Press TOOLS to select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
“Yes,” and press ENTER.
4.6GB
ORIGINAL
There is not enough memory for the dubbing.
Select "Auto Dub Mode" or adjust the mode.
Reset
0.0GB
Select title(s) in the order you want to dub them.
Title Dub
Auto Dub Mode
Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
menu.
6
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.
7
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The dubbing indication appears in the front
panel display (page 38).
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.
Change
Cancel
4.6GB
Start
World Tour – Asia 1
6/11
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Cancel
2
World Tour – Asia 2
6/18
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
Auto mode
3
World Tour – Asia 3
6/25
Rec Mode: SP
Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB
4
World Cup Final
Rec Mode: SP
Change
6/20
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)
Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER. If
you have selected only one title, select “OK.”
To stop dubbing
Press TOOLS to 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
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 which 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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Hookups
DVD recorder
DV/Digital8 Dubbing
Before DV/Digital8 Dubbing
to DV IN
This section explains dubbing with a digital video
camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel. If
you want to dub by way of the LINE IN jacks, see
“Recording from connected equipment without a
timer” on page 57.
i.LINK cable (not supplied)
To record from the DV IN jack
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
record digital signals.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV/
Digital8 dubbing,” and then move on to the
section on dubbing. For more information about
i.LINK, see “About i.LINK” on page 108.
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) or HDD.
Preparing for DV/Digital8 dubbing
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a
DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do not
need to operate your digital video camera. Do the
following to start using the “DV Edit” functions of
this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before connecting.
b Notes
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack
and follow the instructions of “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” on page 57.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do not
connect a MICRO MV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 40).
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DV output
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
1
Press HDD or DVD to select the recording
destination.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “Inserting
a Disc” on page 31).
2
Insert the source DV/Digital8 format tape
into your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
video camera must be set to video playback
mode.
3
Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The front panel display changes as follows:
Channel number
4
L1
L2
L3
DV
Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly
to select the recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
HQ
SEP
HSP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 49.
5
Press TOOLS on the remote to select “DV/
D8 Audio Input,” and press ENTER. Then,
select the setting for the audio input.
“Stereo1” (default): Records original sound
only. Normally select this when dubbing a DV
format tape.
“Mix”: Records both stereo 1 and 2.
“Stereo2”: Records additional audio only.
Select “Mix” or “Stereo2” only if you have
added a second audio channel when recording
with your digital video camera.
You are ready to start dubbing. Select one of
the dubbing methods on the following pages.
z Hints
• You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
off.
• You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
quality and size” on page 53.
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can record the entire contents of a DV/
Digital8 format tape onto a disc with a single press
of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on the recorder.
The recorder controls the digital video camera for
the whole process, and completes the recording.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD become
a single title. When “Auto Chapter” of “Features”
setup is set to “On” (page 96), this title is divided
into chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a
DVD-RW (VR mode), each shooting session on
the tape becomes a chapter on the disc. For other
discs, the recorder divides the title into chapters at
approximately 6 minute intervals.
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV/
Digital8 dubbing” on page 84, and press ONETOUCH DUB on the recorder.
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
recording the tape contents.
When the recording is finished, the recorder
rewinds the tape in the digital video camera.
DV/Digital8 Dubbing
b Notes
• You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another device
or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of the
cassette memory onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV/Digital8 format tape that is
recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a tape with
multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or
32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural sound will be output
when playing back the sampling frequency switch
point on the disc.
• In order to use this recorder’s “Auto Chapter” setting
(pages 85, 86), be sure to correctly set the clock on your
digital video camera before shooting.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily affected if
the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
is nothing recorded on the tape.
Recording an Entire DV/
Digital8 Format Tape (One
Touch Dubbing)
To stop during 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.
z Hints
• If you set “Finalize Disc” of “One Touch Dubbing” to
“Auto” in “Features” setup (page 97), the recorded disc
(except DVD-RW (VR mode)) will automatically be
finalized after recording is finished.
• You can play back a previously recorded title on the
HDD while One Touch Dubbing is in progress.
b Notes
• When a blank space between the recordings on the tape
continues for more than five minutes, One Touch
Dubbing ends automatically.
• The recorder records a blank for five minutes before it
stops dubbing. To stop the blank recording, press
x REC STOP.
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2
Program Edit
HDD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
The display asks if you want to start selecting
scenes.
+R
-R
Scene Selection
Do you want to select a scene?
You can select scenes from a DV/Digital8 format
tape, and then automatically record selected
scenes to the HDD or a DVD.
Start
Connect your digital video camera and
prepare for recording
3
m
Using the recorder’s remote control, fast forward
or rewind the tape to select the scenes. At this
point, the selected scenes are not copied to the
disc. The recorder only remembers the IN and
OUT points of the scenes that you selected for
dubbing. You can also reset, erase, or change the
order of the scenes.
m
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD become
a single title. When “Auto Chapter” of “Features”
setup is set to “On” (page 96), this title is divided
into chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a
DVD-RW (VR mode), each shooting session on
the tape becomes a chapter on the disc. For other
discs, the recorder divides the title into chapters at
approximately 6 minute intervals.
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Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV/
Digital8 dubbing” on page 84, and press
SYSTEM MENU.
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point (start of
the scene) appears.
The scene starts to play in the background.
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Dub the selected scenes
After you have selected the scenes, the recorder
will fast forward and rewind the tape
automatically and record the scenes to the HDD or
a DVD.
Cancel
• If you have previously saved a program, the
display asks if you want to edit an existing
program or to create a new program. To
resume editing the existing program, select
“Saved Data,” and go to step 6.
To use this function, you will do the following:
1
Select “DV/D8 EDIT,” and press ENTER.
Select scene(Set IN point)
Controlling...
4
Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display for setting the OUT point (end of
the scene) appears. The scene starts to play in
the background from the IN point.
5
Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
and press ENTER.
The display asks if you want to add the
selected scene to the Scene List menu.
To preview the scene, select “Preview.”
To reset either the IN or OUT point, select
“Change IN” or “Change OUT,” and repeat
the steps above.
Scenes Selection
Do you want to capture the scene
between IN 0:00:30 and OUT 0:00:52?
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change IN
Change OUT
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
A new Scene List menu appears with the
selected scene.
To add a scene, select “Add.”
DV / D8 EDIT
Total 0:00:22
Scenes 1
SCENE LIST
OK
0:00:30 - 0:00:52
0H00M22S
1
Quit
9
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The default title name is fixed, and the display
asks if you want to start recording.
To change the disc media, select “Media” and
press M/m. To change the dubbing mode,
select “Dub Mode” and press M/m.
DV / D8 Dubbing
2.6GB
Change the dubbing mode if necessary.
Select "Start" to start dubbing.
Add
Media
Dub Mode
DVD
SP 0.8GB
Start
Cancel
A Thumbnail picture
Data capacity required for the dubbing
B Time information
10 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
C Total duration of the program
D Total number of scenes
7
When you finish adding scenes, select the
scene you want to edit, and press ENTER.
8
When you finish editing the Scene List,
select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The display for entering the title name
appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter,”
and follow the explanations on page 38.
Title Name
Enter the title name.
DV 10/11/03 1:30PM - 11/12/03 4:46PM
OK
Enter
DV/Digital8 Dubbing
The sub-menu appears.
“Move”: Changes the scene order. Follow the
explanations on the screen to change the order
by pressing M/m and ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked for
confirmation, select “OK.”
“Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
“Change IN”: Changes the start of the scene.
Repeat from step 4.
“Change OUT”: Changes the end of the scene.
Repeat from step 5.
The recorder starts recording the tape contents
as programmed.
• If the recording does not fit due to the
dubbing mode you selected, the display asks
if you want to continue.
To change the dubbing mode, select “Reset”
and repeat from step 9.
To have the recorder adjust the dubbing
mode, select “Auto Dub Mode.”
• If there is not enough disc space even after
changing the dubbing mode, the display
asks if you want to record halfway.
To continue, select “OK.”
To stop during 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.
b Notes
• Contents recorded to the HDD or a DVD may not be
recorded as programmed if the tape’s time code is not
sequential or there are blanks between the recordings
on the tape. In this case, see “Recording from
connected equipment without a timer” on page 57.
• The start and end points of a program may be different
from what you have set if the source DV/Digital8
format tape is in any of the following conditions:
– Recording mode was changed during the recording.
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of the
tape.
• If you set the beginning of the tape as the IN point and
the end point as the OUT point, the IN and OUT points
may move slightly during dubbing.
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
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1
Settings and Adjustments
Antenna Reception and
Language Settings
(Settings)
Select “Tuner Preset” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Settings - Tuner Preset
Antenna / Cable :
Ch1
Cable
Auto Preset
2
Manual Set :
Add
AFT :
On
Select “Antenna/Cable,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Tuner Preset
The “Settings” setup helps you to make tuner,
clock, and language settings for the recorder.
Antenna / Cable :
Ch1
Cable
Antenna
Auto Preset
Cable
Manual Set :
Add
AFT :
On
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Cable
Presets cable TV channels.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Antenna
Presets VHF and UHF
channels.
Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
The options of “Settings” appear. The default
settings are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU repeatedly.
3
4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Select “Auto Preset,” and press ENTER.
All receivable channels are preset in
numerical sequence.
Manual Set
SETUP
Settings
Tuner Preset
Video
Area Setup
Audio
Clock
Features
Set Top Box Control
Options
Language
Easy Setup
Presets or disables channels manually.
If some channels could not be set using the “Auto
Preset” or “Easy Setup” function, you can set them
manually.
1
Select “Tuner Preset” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Settings - Tuner Preset
Tuner Preset
Antenna / Cable :
Auto Preset
b Notes
• You cannot presets channels for the connected cable
box or satellite receiver.
• You cannot select “Tuner Preset” when you set “Set
Top Box Control” to “On”.
2
Manual Set :
Add
AFT :
On
Select “Antenna/Cable,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Tuner Preset
Antenna / Cable :
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Ch1
Cable
Ch1
Cable
Antenna
Auto Preset
Auto Preset
Cable
Manual Set :
Add
Automatically presets the receivable channels.
The recorder can receive VHF channels 2 to 13,
UHF channels 14 to 69, and unscrambled CATV
channels 1 to 125. First, we recommend that you
preset the receivable channels in your area using
automatic presetting methods.
AFT :
On
Cable
Presets cable TV channels.
Antenna
Presets VHF and UHF
channels.
3
Select the channel you want to preset using
the number buttons and the SET button. To
disable a channel, select the channel using CH
+/–.
Channel to be preset/disabled
Settings - Tuner Preset
Antenna / Cable :
Ch34
Area Setup
Sets up your area and zip code number. You need
to set this correctly to use the TV Guide On Screen
system.
1
Cable
Select “Area Setup” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Auto Preset
4
5
6
Manual Set :
Add
AFT :
On
Settings - Area Setup
Add
Presets the channels.
Erase
Disables the channels.
2
3
4
Select “Add” to preset the channel, and press
ENTER.
-----
Select “USA/Canada,” and press ENTER.
Select your country, and press ENTER.
Select “Zip Code,” and press ENTER.
Area Setup - Zip code
Enter your zip code.
Select “AFT” and press ENTER.
Antenna / Cable :
-
Cable
Add
AFT :
On
On
Off
-
OK
-
Turns on the Auto Fine
Tuning function. Normally,
select this.
Allows you to adjust the
picture manually.
Select “On” to turn on AFT, and press
ENTER.
To preset or disable another channel, repeat
from step 2.
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
work effectively, select “Off” in step 6 and
press ENTER. When the fine tuning bar
appears, press </, to obtain a clearer
picture, and press ENTER.
To preset or disable another channel, repeat
steps 3 to 7.
5
Enter your zip code number using </M/m/
,, and press ENTER.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
Clock
Set the clock manually.
1
Select “Clock” in “Settings,” and press
ENTER.
Settings - Clock - Present Time
Settings and Adjustments
Off
-
Cancel
Manual Set :
On
-
Ch34
Auto Preset
8
USA
Zip Code
Select “Manual Set,” and press ENTER.
Settings - Tuner Preset
7
USA / Canada :
Set the time and date manually.
Sat
1
/ 1 / 2005 12 : 00 AM
2
Press M/m to set the month, and press ,.
Set the day, 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.
3
Press ENTER to start the clock.
z Hint
To change the numbers in step 2, press < to return to the
item to be changed, and select the numbers by pressing
M/m.
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89
Set Top Box Control
You can control your cable box/satellite receiver
using the supplied set top box controller. See
“Step 7: Easy Setup” on page 25 for details.
Set Top Box Control
On
Off
Turns on the cable box/satellite
receiver control function. See
“Using the cable box/satellite
receiver control function”
(page 14).
Turns off the cable box/satellite
receiver control function. Select
this if you do not want to use the
supplied set top box controller.
When “Set Top Box Control” is set to “On,” you
can make the following settings. Note that when
you change “Set Top Box Control” to “On” or
“Off,” all of the timer recording settings will be
canceled.
Brand Code
See “Cable Box/Satellite Receiver Brand Code”
(page 117) for the brand code for your cable box
or satellite receiver, and enter the code using the
number buttons and ENTER.
Connection
Selects the connection you used for your cable box
or satellite receiver. When the cable box or
satellite receiver is connected to the recorder’s
LINE IN jacks, select the connection from
“Line1,” “Line2,” or “Line3.” When the cable box
or satellite receiver is connected to the recorder’s
VHF/UHF IN jack, select the output channel,
“Ch2,” “Ch3,” or “Ch4.”
Ch. digit lock
Allows you to select whether to fix the digits for
your cable box or satellite receiver.
Off
Lock to
two digits
90
Select this when your cable box or
satellite receiver only accepts a
three or more digit channel
number. Normally select this.
Select this only when your cable
box or satellite receiver only
accepts a two digit channel
number.
Mode for SET button
Select “Mode 1” or “Mode 2” if your cable box or
satellite receiver requires pressing ENTER or
SET, etc., after entering the channel number. If
“Mode 1” does not work, try “Mode 2.” If your
cable box or satellite receiver does not respond to
either setting, contact the manufacturer of the
cable box or satellite receiver.
Off
No code is sent when SET is
pressed. Normally select this.
Mode 1
Sends the channel number you
entered.
Mode 2
Sends the channel number you
entered.
Language
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 sound track.
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 sound track.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio,” select and enter a language code from
“Language Code List” on page 116 using the number
buttons.
b Note
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
the recorded languages will be automatically selected.
Video Settings (Video)
Video settings will adjust items related to the
image, such as size and color.
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.
16:9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
The “Video” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
b Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
4:3 Letter Box
Video
HDMI Resolution :
Auto
Audio
Pause Mode :
Auto
Features
4:3 Output :
Full
Options
Y/Pb/Pr Out Black Level : Off
Easy Setup
Y/Pb/Pr In Black Level :
Off
Progressive Mode :
Auto
Line Input
Sets the picture size when playing back a title
recorded from 16:9 size video (page 53) or a 16:9
size commercial DVD video.
Select the playback picture size according to the
type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide mode
TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
16:9
4:3 Letter
Box
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a wide
mode function.
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide
picture with bands on the upper
and lower portions of the screen.
Selects the type of video signals output from the
HDMI OUT jack. When you select “Auto”
(default), the recorder outputs video signals of the
highest resolution acceptable for your TV. If the
picture is not clear, natural or to your satisfaction,
try another option that suits the disc and your TV/
projector, etc. For details, refer also to the
instruction manual supplied with the TV/
projector, etc.
Auto
Normally, select this.
1920×1080i
Sends 1920×1080i video signals.
1280×720p
Sends 1280×720p video signals.
720×480p
Sends 720×480p video signals.
Settings and Adjustments
TV Type
HDMI Resolution
b Note
Even when a setting other than “Auto” is selected and the
connected TV cannot accept the resolution, the recorder
automatically adjusts the video signals that are suitable
for the TV.
Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
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.
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.
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4:3 Output
Y/Pb/Pr In Black Level
This setting is effective only when you set “TV
Type” in “Video” to “16:9.”
Adjust this to watch 4:3 aspect ratio progressive
signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on your
progressive format (480p) compatible TV, change
the setting on your TV, not the recorder. Note that
this setting is effective only for HDMI connection
or progressive signals output from the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Selects the black level (setup level) for the NTSC
video signals input from the COMPONENT
VIDEO IN jacks (page 15). This setting is
available when “Line1 Input” is set to
“Component” (page 93).
Full
Select this when you can change
the aspect ratio on your TV.
Normal
Select this when you cannot
change the aspect ratio on your
TV. Shows a 16:9 aspect ratio
signal with black bands on left and
right sides of the image.
16:9 aspect ratio TV
Y/Pb/Pr Out Black Level
Selects the black level (setup level) for the video
signals output from the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT jacks (page 18).
This setting is not effective when the
PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up on the front
panel and the recorder outputs progressive signals.
On
Off
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Raises the standard black level.
Select this when the picture
appears too dark.
On
Raises the standard black level.
Select this when the picture
appears too bright.
Off
Sets the black level of the input
signals to the standard level.
Normally, select this.
Progressive Mode
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 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, 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 480p video
signals that are output when you press
PROGRESSIVE (“PROGRESSIVE” lights up).
Note that you must connect to a progressive
format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks (page 18).
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.
Sets the black level of the output
signal to the standard level.
Normally, select this.
Line Input
Sets the method of inputting video signals from
the LINE IN 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 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
LINE IN 1 jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S video signals.
Component
Inputs component signals.
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio” setup appears with the following
options. The default settings are underlined.
Line3 Input
Selects the method of inputting video signals for
the LINE IN 3 jack on the rear panel of the
recorder. The pictures will not be clear if this
setting does not match the type of video input
signal.
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Features
Audio Connection
Options
Easy Setup
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S video signals.
If the playback sound is distorted, set this item to
“On.” The recorder reduces the audio output level.
This function affects the output of the following
jacks:
– LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) 1/2 jacks
On
Select this when the playback
sound from the speakers is
distorted.
Off
Normally select this position.
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Settings and Adjustments
Audio ATT (attenuation)
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Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
down when playing a DVD that conforms to
“Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) 1/2 jacks
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
HDMI OUT jack only when “Dolby Digital” is
set to “D-PCM” (page 94).
Standard
Normally select this position.
TV Mode
Makes low sounds clear even if
you turn the volume down.
Wide
Range
Gives you the feeling of being at a
live performance.
Audio Connection
The following setup items switch the method of
outputting audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a
digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Step 4: Connecting
the Audio Cords” on page 20.
Select “Dolby Digital,” “DTS,” “48kHz/96kHz
PCM,” and “Audio(HDMI)” after setting “Digital
Out” to “On.”
If you connect a component that does not accept
the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no
sound) will come out from the speakers, and may
affect your ears or cause speaker damage.
1
Select “Audio Connection” in “Audio,” and
press ENTER.
Audio - Audio Connection
Downmix (DVDs only)
Switches the method for mixing down to two
channels when you play a DVD which has rear
sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby
Digital format. For details on the rear signal
components, see “4. Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information” on page 36. This function
affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L) 1/2 jacks
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
HDMI OUT jack when “Dolby Digital” is set to
“D-PCM” (page 94).
Dolby
Surround
Normal
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals are
output to two channels for
enjoying surround sounds.
Multi-channel audio signals are
downmixed to two channels for
use with your stereo.
Digital Out :
D-PCM
DTS :
Off
48kHz/96kHz PCM :
48kHz/16bit
Audio(HDMI) :
2
3
4
On
Dolby Digital :
Auto
Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.
On
Normally select this position.
Off
The influence of the digital
circuit upon the analog circuit
is minimal.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Set the digital output signal.
• Dolby Digital (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
lacking a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder. The surround effects of
output signals are determined by
the “Downmix” setting item in
“Audio” setup.
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment not
compatible with DOLBY DIGITAL signals, the “DPCM” signals will be automatically output even when
you select “Dolby Digital.”
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• DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
On
Off
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
with a built-in DTS decoder.
Select this when the recorder is
connected to an audio component
without a built-in DTS decoder.
b Note
When HDMI output is performed to equipment not
compatible with DTS signals, the signals will not be
output regardless of the “DTS” setting.
• 48kHz/96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
The DVD video audio signal is
converted to 48kHz/16bit and
output.
96kHz/
24bit
All signals containing 96kHz/24bit
are output without conversion.
However, the signals are output at
48kHz/16bit if copyright-protected
signals are contained.
b Notes
• “48kHz/96kHz PCM” setting has no effect when audio
signals are output from the LINE OUT 2 (R-AUDIOL) jacks. If the sampling frequency is 96kHz, signals
are simply converted to 96kHz analog signals and
output.
• If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment not
compatible with 96 kHz signals, 48kHz PCM will be
automatically output even when you select “96kHz/
24bit.”
Auto
Normally, select this. Outputs the
optimum audio signal that can be
received by the TV based on the
“Digital Out” setting (page 94).
PCM
Converts Dolby Digital or 96 kHz
PCM signals to 48 kHz/16 bit
PCM.
b Notes
• A loud noise (or no sound) will be output if you connect
the recorder to a TV that is not compatible with
DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS signals and “Auto” is
selected. In this case, select “PCM.”
• Set “Digital Out” to “On” when outputting compressed
audio signals to an HDMI compatible TV.
Settings and Adjustments
48kHz/
16bit
• Audio(HDMI)
Selects the type of audio signal output from the
HDMI OUT jack.
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Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Recording and Parental
Control Settings (Features)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited
according to a predetermined level, such as the age
of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced
with different scenes.
The “Features” setup allows you to adjust
recording and parental control settings.
1
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
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
Enter a new password.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
OK
The “Features” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
Cancel
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
SETUP
Settings
Auto Chapter :
Video
Parental Control
Audio
One Touch Dubbing
Features
Synchro Rec :
Record to HDD
Options
HQ Setting :
HQ
Auto Title Erase :
Off
Rec Mode Adjust :
Off
Screen Saver :
On
Easy Setup
On
Features - Parental Control
Enter your password.
OK
Cancel
Auto Chapter
Selects whether to automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters during recording
or dubbing.
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.
2
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, then select “OK” and press
ENTER.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
Password
3
Select “Standard,” and press , or ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are
displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
b Notes
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary depending
on the amount of information contained in the video to
be recorded.
• Chapter marks are automatically inserted where the
recordings start on the tape when “Auto Chapter” is set
to “On” during DV dubbing to the HDD or a DVD-RW
(VR mode).
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4
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
USA
Password
Others
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 116). Then select “OK” and
press ENTER.
5
Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
8
Password
7
Synchro Rec
Selects the recording destination used for
Synchro-Recording (page 56).
Record to
HDD
Records to the HDD.
Record to
DVD
Records to DVDs.
6
5
4
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected level will
be restricted.
6
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental Control setting is complete.
To cancel the Parental Control setting for the
disc, set “Level” to “Off” in step 6.
To change the password, 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.
One Touch Dubbing
Displays the following option for the One Touch
Dub function.
Finalize Disc (for all recordable discs except
DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects whether or not to finalize the disc
automatically following One Touch Dubbing
(page 85).
Auto
Manual
Automatically finalizes the disc
following One Touch Dubbing.
Allows you to finalize the disc
manually.
Selects the HQ mode used for recording on the
HDD (page 49).
HQ+
Records in higher quality
(approximate 15 Mbps).
HQ
Records in the standard HQ mode.
Auto Title Erase (HDD only)
On
Automatically erases old
titles recorded on the HDD
(page 51).
Off
Turns off the function.
Rec Mode Adjust
On
Automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable the
entire program to be
recorded (page 51).
Off
Turns off the function.
Settings and Adjustments
b Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
“Options” setup (page 99).
• 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.
HQ Setting (HDD only)
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.
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Auto Display
Disc and Remote Control
Settings/Factory Settings
(Options)
The “Options” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
The “Options” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings are
underlined.
On
Automatically displays
information on the screen when
the recorder is turned on, etc.
Off
Displays information only when
DISPLAY is pressed.
Auto Stereo
This function is effective only when “Tuner
Audio” is set to “Main.”
On
Receives stereo programs.
Normally select this.
Off
Select this to reduce noise. The
sound changes to monaural.
Tuner Audio
Selects the sound to be recorded.
SETUP
Settings
Format DVD-RW :
VR
Video
Dimmer :
Normal
Audio
Auto Display :
On
Features
Auto Stereo :
On
Options
Tuner Audio :
Main
Command Mode :
DVD3
Easy Setup
Main
Records only the main sound.
SAP
Records only the SAP (Second
Audio Program) sound.
Factory Setup
b Note
If no SAP sound is received, the main sound is recorded
regardless of the setting.
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only)
Command Mode
The recorder automatically starts formatting in
VR mode or Video mode, whichever is selected
below, when a new, unformatted DVD-RW is
inserted.
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder if
other DVD equipment is assigned the same
Command Mode. Be sure to match the Command
Mode switch on the remote to the setting made
here. For details, see “If you have a Sony DVD
player or more than one Sony DVD recorder” on
page 24.
VR
Automatically formats the disc in
VR mode.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
DVD1
Select this if the default Command
Mode conflicts with other DVD
equipment.
DVD2
Select this if the default Command
Mode conflicts with other DVD
equipment.
DVD3
The default Command Mode of
the recorder.
Dimmer
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
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Normal
Bright lighting.
Power
Save
Low lighting. Turns off the
lighting when the power is off.
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 “Factory Setup” in “Options,” and
press , or ENTER.
The display for selecting a group of settings
appears.
Select the group of settings you want to return
to default from “Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
“Features,” “Options,” “Parental Control,”
and “All,” and press , or ENTER.
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the “Easy Setup” program.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
2
3
Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The selected settings return to their default
settings.
Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Video
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Audio
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Press ENTER.
Select “Start.”
Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
(page 25) from step 2.
Settings and Adjustments
4
5
6
Easy Setup
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties
while using the recorder, use this troubleshooting
guide to help remedy the problem before
requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the AC power cord is connected
securely.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 14).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VCR”) so that the signal from the recorder
appears on the TV screen.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where the layers switch.
Picture noise appears.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder
passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
player, the copy-protection signal applied to
some DVD programs could affect picture
quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s S
VIDEO input.
, You have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE until
the PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off.
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, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (480p) signals, the image may be affected
when you set the recorder to progressive format.
In this case, disconnect the HDMI cord from the
recorder, and then press PROGRESSIVE so that
the PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off and the
recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
, Noise may appear in the pictures recorded on the
HDD, which is due to the characteristics of
HDD, and is not a malfunction.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
point where the layers switch.
There is no picture or the picture noise appears
when connected to the HDMI OUT jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and
on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off
and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
HDMI cord again.
, If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video output,
changing the “HDMI Resolution” setting in the
“Video” setup may solve the problem (page 91).
Connect the TV and the recorder using a video
jack other than the HDMI OUT, and switch the
TV’s input to the connected video input so that
you can see the on-screen displays. Change the
“HDMI Resolution” setting in the “Video” setup,
and switch the TV’s input back to HDMI. If the
picture still does not appear, repeat the steps and
try other options.
, The recorder is connected to an input device that
is not HDCP compliant (page 18).
TV program reception does not fill the screen.
, Set the channel manually in “Tuner Preset” in
“Settings” setup (page 88).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
program using the CH +/– buttons.
TV program pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV antenna.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched antenna cables
farther apart.
, The RF cable is connected to the VHF/UHF
OUT jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to
the VHF/UHF IN jack.
The channel on the cable box/satellite receiver
has been changed.
, The set top box controller is connected and “Set
Top Box Control” is set to “On.” Check the “Set
Top Box Control” settings in “Settings” setup
(page 90).
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 88).
, A timer recording started, which changed the
channels.
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
The playback picture or TV program 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 programs could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to
your TV.
, Set “TV Type” in “Video” setup in accordance
with the screen size of your TV (page 91).
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.
TV Guide On Screen
TV Guide On Screen does not appear.
, 1Even if you complete “Easy Setup,” TV
program listings do not appear until the recorder
receives the TV Guide On Screen data. 2Turn
off the recorder, but do not unplug it. 3Wait for
24 hours. It may take several days for the
recorder to receive the TV Guide On Screen data
for all channels. If the recorder does not receive
the TV Guide On Screen data after 24 hours,
select “Factory Setup” in “Options” setup and
reset all of the recorder’s settings (page 99).
Then run “Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the
System Menu (page 99).
, The area and/or zip code is incorrect. Correctly
set your area of residence and zip code in “Area
Setup” of “Settings” setup (page 89).
, When the recorder is connected to a cable box,
the cable box must be turned on and “Set Top
Box Control” in “Settings” setup must be set to
“On” (page 90) to download the TV Guide On
Screen data.
, The cable box brand code is incorrect
(page 117).
, The TV Guide On Screen data may not be
available in some areas.
, The “Time Lock” function on your cable box is
activated. Set this function to off.
Additional Information
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE IN 1
jacks, select “L1” in the front panel display by
pressing CH +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “L2” in the front panel display by
pressing CH +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE IN 3
jacks, select “L3” in the front panel display by
pressing CH +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack,
(this is usually for a digital video camera
connection), select “DV” in the front panel
display by pressing CH +/– or INPUT SELECT.
, When the equipment is connected to the
COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks using a
component video cord, set “Line1 Input” in
“Video” setup to “Component” (page 93).
, When an S video cable is connected to the
recorder’s LINE IN 1 or 3 jack, set “Line1 Input”
or “Line3 Input” in “Video” setup to “S Video”
(page 93).
The picture does not fill the screen.
The channel number in the program listing
does not match the broadcast station.
, There may be more than one channel lineup for
your area. To change the channel lineup, select
“Change channel lineup” from “SETUP” in the
Service Bar of TV Guide On Screen (page 47).
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Program listings for some channels are
missing.
, It may take several days for the recorder to
receive all of the TV Guide On Screen data.
, Some channels, such as satellite channels, are not
displayed by the TV Guide On Screen system.
, All of the TV Guide On Screen data could not be
received because the reception is poor.
The program listing is not up to date.
, The recorder was in use during the time that the
TV Guide On Screen data was scheduled to be
downloaded.
, All of the TV Guide On Screen data could not be
received because the reception is poor.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or the
connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
HDMI OUT jacks, check the “Audio
Connection” settings in “Audio” setup (page 94).
No sound is output from the HDMI OUT jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and
on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off
and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
HDMI cord again.
, The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI
device (DVI jacks do not accept audio signals).
, The equipment connected to the HDMI OUT
jack does not conform to the audio signal format,
in this case set “Audio(HDMI)” of “Audio
Connection” in “Audio” setup to “PCM”
(page 95).
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in “Audio” setup to “TV Mode”
(page 94).
, Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “Off”
(page 93).
, One of the TVS effects is selected (page 61).
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or
played.
, Second Audio Program (SAP) is not available
for all programs. The program you are recording
does not have a second audio program.
, You have set “Tuner Audio” in “Options”
settings to “Main” (page 98). Select “SAP” to
record alternate audio programs.
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
and want to change the audio track for a DVDRW (VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
Digital” of “Audio Connection” in “Audio”
setup to “D-PCM” (page 94).
Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc
(except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labeled 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 40).
The recorder does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “On”
(page 93).
, Resume play was activated (page 62).
, 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.
Sound is noisy.
The recorder starts playing automatically.
Sound distortion occurs.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE OUT 1/2 RAUDIO-L jacks (page 63).
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The sound volume is low.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
Playback stops automatically.
TV Pause does not work.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
, You are recording to the HDD or the HDD is full.
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.
Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
The channel cannot be changed from the
channel you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the sound track.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
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 61).
, 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 70).
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play (page 70).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
, 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 89).
, The channel was hidden after the timer recording
was set. (See “Customizing the TV Guide On
Screen System” on page 47.)
, Disconnect the AC power cord from an AC
outlet, and connect it again.
, The program contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, The timer setting overlapped another setting that
was set later.
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
, The set top box was turned off.
, The set top box controller was incorrectly
connected (page 15).
, The settings in “Set Top Box Control” in
“Settings” setup have been changed (page 90).
, A separate recording was in the process of being
made without the use of the timer (page 56).
, The recorder was in the process of dubbing
(HDDyDVD).
, The recorder was in the process of DV/Digital8
Dubbing.
Additional Information
, 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.
Recording does not start immediately after you
press z REC.
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.
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Recording does not stop after you press
x STOP.
, Open the remote’s cover and press x REC
STOP.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording.
Should the power failure continue for more than
1 hour, reset the clock (page 89).
, Disc space was not enough.
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 89).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that
lasted for more than one hour. Reset the clock
(page 89).
The clock is wrong.
, Set the clock again (page 89). If you cannot set
the clock, wait until the clock data is received
and the clock is automatically adjusted.
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 “Features” setup is set
to “On” (page 97).
Recording from the equipment
with a timer
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
Synchro-Recording setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected equipment.
Turn off the connected equipment and set the
recorder to Synchro-Recording standby mode
(page 56).
, 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 56).
, 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 57).
, 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 Synchro
Rec function (page 56).
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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 program.
The clock does not appear in the front panel
display.
, “Dimmer” in “Options” setup is set to “Power
Save” (page 98).
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 22).
, Turn on the recorder.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
the recorder.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same command
mode (page 24). The default command mode
setting for this recorder and the supplied remote
is DVD3.
, Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 24).
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
equipment and recorder. Set a different
command mode for the recorder (page 24).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down ?/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until
“WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder
to operate abnormally, turn off the recorder and
wait until the clock appears in the front panel
display. Then, unplug the recorder and after
leaving it off for a while, plug it in again.
Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
the table on page 106).
The disc tray does not open after you press
Z OPEN/CLOSE.
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
, The 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.
“FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
not blocked. Then, immediately disconnect the
AC power cord. Leave the recorder off for a
while, then re-connect the power cord, and press
?/1 on the recorder.
The disc tray does not open and you cannot
remove the disc after you press Z OPEN/
CLOSE.
, Turn off the recorder. Once the clock appears in
the front panel display, disconnect the power
cord. 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.
“LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 63).
Additional Information
, 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.
“HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
display.
“RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder’s recovery function was activated
when the recorder was turned on because the
power was turned off or failed during recording.
Leave the recorder on until “RECOVERY”
disappears from the front panel display.
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
prevent the recorder from malfunctioning, a 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.
First three
characters of
the 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.
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.
On adjusting volume
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
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.
About repairing the hard disk drive
• 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).
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc. It may cause a malfunction.
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Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause
it to malfunction.
• 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 center out.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage:
NTSC
VHF: 2 to 13/UHF: 14 to 69/CATV: A-8 to
A-1, A to W, W+1 to W+84
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Antenna: 75-ohm antenna terminal for VHF/
UHF
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer indication:
12-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
Inputs and outputs
LINE OUT 1/2
(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: 0.286 Vp-p
LINE IN 1/2/3
(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: 0.286 Vp-p
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output jack/
–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB, PR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p/PB, PR:
interlace*=0.648 Vp-p, progressive or
interlace**=0.7 Vp-p
COMPONENT VIDEO IN (Y, PB, PR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p/PB, PR:
interlace*=0.648 Vp-p, progressive or
interlace**=0.7 Vp-p
Additional Information
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available disc/lens cleaners, or
anti static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
* “Y/Pb/Pr Out Black Level” is “On”
** “Y/Pb/Pr Out Black Level” is “Off”
SET TOP BOX CONTROL:
Mini jack
HDMI OUT:
Type A (19-pin)
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General
Power requirements: 120 V AC, 60 Hz
Power consumption: 57 W
Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 75 × 328 mm
(17 × 3 × 13 in.) (width/height/depth) incl.
projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity: 160 GB
Mass (approx.): 5.3 kg (11.68 lb)
Operating temperature:
5ºC to 35ºC (41ºF to 95ºF)
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Supplied accessories:
Audio/video cord (1)
Power cord (1)
Antenna cable (1)
Set top box controller (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Specifications and design are subject to change
without notice.
About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
digital video, digital audio and other data in two
directions between equipment having the i.LINK
jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be connected
by a single i.LINK cable. Possible applications are
operations and data transactions with various
digital AV equipment. When two or more i.LINKcompatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data
transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that this recorder is connected to but
also with other devices via the directly connected
equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the characteristics
and specifications of the equipment to be
connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some
connected equipment.
b Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data
transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
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i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a
different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
data that can be sent or received in one second. For
example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
megabits of data can be sent in one second.
i.LINK functions on this recorder
Additional Information
For details on how to dub when this recorder is
connected to other video equipment having DV
jacks, see page 84.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
will not accept MICRO MV signals from
equipment such as a MICRO MV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 84.
For details on precautions when connecting this
recorder, also see the instruction manuals for the
equipment to be connected.
Required i.LINK cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during
DV dubbing).
i.LINK and
are trademarks.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
A TV/DVD switch (22)
B Z OPEN/CLOSE button (31)
C ?/1 (on/standby) button (25)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
D HDD button (33)
DVD button (31)
E CH (channel) +/– buttons (33)
PAGE +/– buttons (44)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
F Number buttons (52, 67)
SET button (67)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
G VOL (volume) +/– buttons (22)
H CLEAR button (67)
I AUDIO button (61)
SUBTITLE button (61)
The AUDIO button has a tactile dot*.
J INPUT SELECT button (56, 84)
TV/VIDEO button (22)
K SCHEDULE button (55)
DISPLAY button (36)
L [TIMER] button (52)
M
(info) button (43, 47)
N SYSTEM MENU button (86, 88)
TITLE LIST button (34, 59, 68, 73)
TV GUIDE button (42)
O TOP MENU button (63)
P MENU button (44, 63)
Q </M/m/,/ENTER button (25)
R O RETURN button (25)
EXIT button (44)
S TOOLS button (31)
T
REPLAY (instant replay)/ADVANCE
(instant advance)
buttons (34, 68)
U . PREV (previous)/NEXT >
buttons (61)
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V mc
(61)
/
CM (search) buttons
W VISUAL SEARCH button (67)
X H PLAY button (59)
X PAUSE button (61)
x STOP button (59)
The H PLAY button has a tactile dot*.
Y z REC button (33)
X REC PAUSE button (33)
x REC STOP button (33)
Z REC MODE button (33)
wj CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (76)
wk SYNCHRO REC button (56)
wl ANGLE button (61)
SUR (surround) button (61)
e; WIDE MODE button (22)
ea COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
(24)
es PROGRESSIVE button (19)
ed TIME/TEXT button (37)
Additional Information
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
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Front panel
A ?/1 (on/standby) button (25)
J
B Front panel display (37, 113)
K ONE-TOUCH DUB button (85)
C Disc tray (31)
L SYSTEM MENU button (86, 88)
D TIMER REC indicator (50)
SYNCHRO REC indicator (56)
M TOOLS button (31)
E A (open/close) button (31)
O O RETURN button (25)
F HDD button/indicator (33)
DVD button/indicator (31)
G
(remote sensor) (22)
DV IN jack (84)
N </M/m/,/ENTER button (25)
P TV GUIDE button (42)
Q ./> (previous/next) buttons (61)
R CHANNEL +/– buttons (33)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
H H (play) button (59)
X (pause) button (61)
x (stop) button (59)
S INPUT SELECT button (56, 84)
I z REC button (33)
X REC PAUSE button (33)
x REC STOP button (33)
U LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/L(MONO)
AUDIO R) jacks (29)
T REC MODE button (33)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
recorder.
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Front panel display
HDD
DVD RW
VR
DVD
VCD
HDMI
SAP
CH
PROGRESSIVE
A HDD/DVD indicators
Displays the selected media and the
playing/recording/dubbing status.
E Displays the following (37):
•
•
•
•
•
B Disc type*/recording format
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Channel
C SAP (Second Audio Program) indicator
(50)
F
D Audio signal indicators (36)
G PROGRESSIVE indicator (19)
(angle) indicator (61)
* Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
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 98).
Additional Information
Rear panel
HDMI OUT G-LINK
VHF/UHF
LINE IN
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
COAXIAL
OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
IN
SET TOP
BOX
CONTROL
LINE OUT
R-AUDIO-L
Y
VIDEO S VIDEO
1
PB
1
PB
3
PR
2
PR
PCM/DTS/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OPTICAL
A VHF/UHF IN/OUT jacks (16, 17)
B HDMI OUT (high-definition multimedia
interface out) jack (18)
~ AC IN
G COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB, PR)
jacks (18)
H AC IN terminal (21)
C G-LINK jack (for service use only)
I LINE IN 1/3 (S VIDEO) jack (28)
D COMPONENT VIDEO IN (Y, PB, PR)
jacks (15)
J LINE IN 1/3 (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
(28)
E LINE OUT 1/2 (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (18, 20)
K DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/OPTICAL)
jacks (20)
F LINE OUT 1/2 (S VIDEO) jack (18)
L SET TOP BOX CONTROL jack (15, 16)
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Glossary
Chapter (page 67)
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 50)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programs and restrict recording on this recorder.
Dolby Digital (page 94)
Digital audio compression technology developed
by Dolby Laboratories. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
discrete channels of high quality digital audio
found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround sound
systems.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DTS (page 95)
Digital audio compression technology by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms
to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
in this format. DTS provides the same discrete
channels of high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized because all of
the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
deterioration occurs because all channel data
processing is digital.
DVD+R (page 10)
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 10)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
DVD-R (page 10)
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
once to a DVD-R, and will have the same format
as a DVD VIDEO.
DVD-RW (page 10)
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 12)
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.
Hard disk drive (page 3)
Progressive format (page 19)
A hard disk drive is a whole mechanical system
that consists of discs and drive. Discs are flat,
circular, rigid plates coated with a thin magnetic
media. Magnetic heads record data on the rapidly
spinning discs, and this enables the speedy and
efficient reading and writing of data.
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 30 frames/60
fields in one second, the Progressive format can
show 60 frames in one second. The overall picture
quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
(page 20)
HDMI is an interface that supports both video and
audio on a single digital connection. The HDMI
connection carries standard to high definition
video signals and multi-channel audio signals to
AV components such as HDMI equipped TVs, in
digital form without degradation.
The HDMI specification supports HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Contents Protection), a copy
protection technology that incorporates coding
technology for digital video signals.
Title (page 67)
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 67)
Sections of a music feature on a CD/VIDEO CD
(the length of a song).
Interlace format (page 19)
Original (page 72)
Titles actually recorded on a HDD/DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
Playlist (page 72)
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.
Additional Information
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.
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Language Code List
For details, see page 90.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
Code Language
1027
1028
1032
1039
1044
1045
1051
1052
1053
1057
1059
1060
1061
1066
1183
1186
1194
1196
1203
1209
1217
1226
1229
1233
1235
1239
1245
1248
1253
1254
1257
1261
1269
1283
1287
1297
1298
1299
1300
1301
1305
1307
1311
1313
1326
1327
1332
1334
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
Area Code
For details, see page 96.
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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
Cable Box/Satellite
Receiver Brand Code
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your cable box/satellite receiver.
Note that TV Guide On Screen data cannot be
received through a satellite receiver.
Cable box brand
Code number
BVS
0641
Cable Healthcare
0769, 0058
Cable Star
0056
Cabletenna
0022, 0039
Cableview
0022
Century
0153, 0618, 0008, 0315
Citation
0017
Code number
Citizen
0153, 0315, 0078, 0242
3M
0033
Clearmaster
0883
ABC
0003, 0011, 0017, 0008,
0014, 0001, 0013, 0206,
0047, 0237, 0033
ClearMax
0883, 1247
Colour Voice
0031, 0025
Cable box brand
Comband
0233, 0232
Comtec
0274
0003, 0013, 0047, 0001,
0011, 0017, 0014, 0206
Acorn
1102, 0237
Comtronics
0060, 0040
Action
0237
Comtronics Eagle
0040, 0060
Active
0237, 1102
Contec
0019
Aim
0015
Coolmax
0883
Allegro
0315, 0153
Curtis Mathes
0015, 0242
Amark
0008, 0277, 0144, 0056
Dae Ryung Eagle
0008
American
0060
Daeryung
Americast
0899
0008, 0877, 0477, 0277,
1877
Antronix
0207, 0022
Diamond
0035
Anvision
0211, 0111
Digeo
1476
Apache
0770
Digi
0637
Arbatron
0014, 0011, 0003, 0476
Director
0476
Archer
0153, 0022, 0207, 0039,
0797, 0237, 0260
Dumont
0637
Eagle Comtronics
0060, 0028
ASE
1080
Eastern
0002, 0274, 0418
Auna
1269
Electricord
0078
BBT
0267
Emerson
0797, 0303, 0015, 0014
BCC
0276
Everquest
0040, 0015
Belcor
0056, 0022
Focus
0400
Bell & Howell
0014
Fosgate
0276
Bell Atlantic
0641
Funai
0248, 0019
Bell South
0899
FutureVision
0649
Bestlink
0303
Garrard
0153
Betavue
0022
Gateway
0764
British Telecom
0003
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Additional Information
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117
Cable box brand
Code number
Cable box brand
Code number
GC Electronics
0207, 0056, 0330, 0016,
0040, 0077, 0030
Memorex
0000
Mitsubishi
0003
GE
0232, 0233, 0144, 0021
Motorola
Gemini
0015, 0070, 0057, 0242,
0014, 0797, 0013, 0400
0476, 0276, 1476, 0810,
1376, 1254, 0400, 1106
Movie Time
0156, 0078, 0063, 0203
General Instrument
0476, 0011, 0014, 0098,
0810, 0024, 0003, 0015,
0276
MS
0069, 0015, 1018, 0303
MultiVision
0012
GHZ
0078
Myrio
1117
Gibraltar
0003
NET
0274
Global
1327
Next Level
0764, 1316, 1315, 1314
GMI
0069, 0057, 0015, 0797
Nexus
0770
GoldStar
0144, 0040
Northcoast
0671, 0314
Goodmind
0770, 0797
Nova Vision
0277, 0008
Gradiente
1136
Novabeam
0277
Hamlin
0020, 0009, 0034, 0259,
0015, 0273, 0206
Novaplex
0618, 0277, 0017, 0008
NSC
Healthway Interactive
0058, 1020, 1015, 0769
Hitachi
0011, 0154, 0009, 0008,
0003, 0033, 0014, 0255
0156, 0070, 0203, 0063,
0400, 0012, 0618, 0022,
0637, 0010, 0044
Oak
0019, 0303, 0248, 0017
Houston Tracker
0011
Omega
0015
Hwalin
0303
Omniview
0371
IBM
0670
Optimus
0021
IEEC
1018
Pace
Interbuy
0274
0008, 0237, 0277, 0477,
0877, 1877
Jasco
0315, 0153, 0015
Pacific Bell
0843
Jebsee
0014, 0400
Panasonic
0107, 0021, 0144, 0008,
0124, 0307, 0000, 0040
Jerrold
0003, 0014, 0276, 0011,
0012, 0020, 0024, 0015,
0047, 0098, 0476, 0031,
0029, 0111, 0032, 0054,
0810, 0028
Kuang Yu
0024
Leon
0069, 0015
LG
0040, 0144
Linsay
0440
Macom
0033
Maestro
0812
Magnavox
0797, 0027, 0032, 0334,
0069
Millennium
118
0618, 0153
Panther
0637
Paragon
0000, 0525, 0008
Penney
0637, 0000
Philips
0025, 0031, 0290, 0027,
0030, 0153, 0060, 0242,
0028, 0334, 0211, 0029,
0259, 0307, 0652, 0013,
0069, 0649, 0255, 0305,
0032, 0111, 0317
Pioneer
0144, 0023, 0533, 1877,
0877, 0260
Popular Mechanics
0400
Prelude
0770
Prism
0012, 0013, 0059
Cable box brand
Code number
Cable box brand
Code number
Protelcon
0786
Standard Components
0203, 0096, 0155
Pulsar
0000, 0040
Starcom
Quasar
0000
0003, 0015, 0047, 0014,
0098, 0305
Quest
0144, 0020
Stargate
0015, 0040, 0770, 0865,
0797, 0305, 0014
R Line
0040
Starquest
0015
RadioShack
0883, 0015, 0315, 0303,
0797
StarSight
0542, 0422
Stealth
0274
Stellar One
0807
Storm
1018, 0637
Rampage
0255
Ranger
1247
RCA
0021, 0060, 0797, 0047,
1256, 0843
Suena Madritel
1230
Realistic
0207, 0153
Supercable
0276
Recoton
0153, 0400
Supermax
0883
Regal
0259, 0020, 0273, 0279,
0276
Sylvania
0001
Tandy
0258
Regency
0002, 0020, 0682
Tatung
0097
Rembrandt
0070, 0153, 0040, 0022,
0011
Teac
1018
Technics
0029
Teknika
0146
Teleavia
0040
RK
0304, 0479
Runco
0000
0040, 0144, 0023, 0003,
0070, 0000
TeleCaption
0221
Sasktel
1737
Teleview
0063, 0040
Scientific Atlanta
0008, 0277, 0017, 0006,
0237, 0025, 0477, 0207,
0877, 0003, 0012, 0000,
0021, 1877
Texscan
0001, 0096, 0010
TFC
0310
Thomson
1256
Seam
0510
Timeless
0418, 0274, 0040
Sears
0510
Tocom
Sejin
1265
0012, 0013, 0029, 0019,
0059, 0017
Sigma
0019
Torx
0003
Signal
0040, 0015, 0011, 0035
Toshiba
0000
Signature
0011
Trans PX
0303, 0276, 0153, 0315
SkyCable
0112
Trinity
1248
Skygiant
1091
Tristar
0883
SL Marx
0040
TS
0255, 0024, 1018, 0003,
0303
Sony
1006, 1506, 1606
Tusa
0015
Spectradyne
0769, 0058
TV COMM
0035, 0019
Spectravision
0058
TV Guide
1476
Sprucer
0021, 0307, 0010, 0144
TV86
0063, 0040
,continued
Additional Information
Samsung
119
Cable box brand
Code number
Uniden
0022
Unika
0207, 0153, 0022
United Cable
0003, 0014, 0011, 0276
Universal
0191, 0078, 0207, 0056,
0022, 0039, 0153, 0077,
0322, 0315
US Electronics
0276, 0008, 0003, 0017
V2
0883
Videoway
0250, 0000
VideoWorks
0124
Vidtech
0244
Viewmaster
0883, 0770
Viewstar
0258, 0289, 0060, 0063,
0211, 0027, 0111, 0030,
0121
Satellite receiver
brand
Code number
AlphaStar
0772
Atlantic Telephone
1333
Bell ExpressVu
0775
Century
0856
Chaparral
0216
Crossdigital
1109
DirecTV
0749, 0566, 0392, 1749,
0099, 1109, 1076, 1442,
1856, 0247, 1142, 1639,
0724, 0639, 0819
Dish Network System
0775, 1005, 1170
Dishpro
0775, 1005
Echostar
0775, 1170, 1005
Expressvu
0775
Vision
0883
Galaxis
0863
Visionetics
1264
GE
0566
Vortex View
0883
General Instrument
0361, 0869, 0627
WaveMaster
0565
GOI
0775
Wiso
0078
Gradiente
0856
Zenith
0000, 0525, 0054, 0017,
0039, 0153, 0060, 0315,
0191, 0899
Hitachi
0819, 0749
Zentek
0400
Houston Tracker
0775
HTS
0775
Hughes Network Systems 0749, 1749, 1442, 1142
120
Humax
1176, 1359, 1048, 0863,
0283
Innova
0099
Jerrold
0361, 0036, 0627
JVC
0775, 1170
Magnavox
0722, 0724
McIntosh
0869
Memorex
0724
Mitsubishi
0749
Motorola
0869
NEC
1270
Netsat
0099
Next Level
0869
Optimus
0724
Panasonic
0247, 0701
Satellite receiver
brand
Code number
Paysat
0724
Philips
1076, 0099, 1142, 0724,
0722, 0749, 1442, 1749,
0856, 0775
Primestar
0361, 0627, 0869
Proscan
0392, 0566
QNS
1367
RadioShack
0869
RCA
0566, 0392, 0143, 0855
Samsung
1109, 1276
Sky
0856, 0099, 1856
Sony
0639, 1639
Star Choice
0869
Star Trak
0869, 0772
Thomson
0566, 0392
1142, 1442
Toshiba
0790, 0749, 1749, 1285
UEC
1333, 1358
Uniden
0724, 0722
Video Cipher II Plus
0361
Zenith
0856, 1856
Additional Information
Tivo
121
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 26, 91
4:3 Letter Box 26, 91
4:3 Pan Scan 26, 91
“48kHz/96kHz PCM” 95
A
“A-B Erase” 74
Adjusting
playback picture 63
playback sound 64
recording picture 53
ADVANCE 35, 68
“AFT” 89
Album 37, 71
Album number 37
“Album Search” 67
ANGLE 61
Antenna 14
Area code 116
“Area Setup” 25, 89
AUDIO 61
“Audio” 90
“Audio ATT” 93
“Audio Connection” 26
Audio cord 20
“Audio DRC” 94
“Audio Filter” 64
“Audio” settings 93
“Auto Chapter” 96
“Auto Display” 98
“Auto Stereo” 98
“Auto Title Erase” 97
“AV SYNC” 64
B
Batteries 22
“BNR” 63
“Brand Code” 90
“Brightness” 54, 64
122
C
D
“C NR” 63
Cable box 15, 16
Cable box brand 117
Cable box/satellite receiver
brand code 117
“Capture” 77
“Capture All” 77
CD 12
“Ch. digit lock” 90
“Change IN” 77, 87
“Change Order” 78
“Change OUT” 77, 87
Chapter 37, 54, 76, 114
CHAPTER MARK 76
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
76
Chapter number 37
“Chapter Search” 67
Chasing Playback 65
Child Lock 63
Cleaning discs 106
CLEAR 67
“Clock” 89
“Color” 54, 64
“Combine Titles” 78
“Command Mode” 25, 98
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
15, 28
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
18
Connecting
the antenna cable 14
the audio cords 20
the video cords 18
“Connection” 90
“Contrast” 54, 64
Controlling TVs with the
remote 22
Copy protection 50, 114
Copy-Free 50
Copy-Never 50
Copy-Once 50
CPRM 10
Creating chapters 76
DATA CD 12
“Delete Chapter” 74
“Digital Out” 94
Digital video camera 84
“Dimmer” 98
“Disc Info” 31, 39, 40, 76
“Disc Map” 76
“Disc Name” 39
Disc Settings 31, 39, 40, 76,
98
Disc space 32
Disc types 10
Display
front panel display 37,
113
“Divide Title” 75
Dolby Digital 20, 94, 114
“Downmix” 94
DTS 63, 95, 114
“Dub Mode” 79, 87
Dubbing
“Dub Mode” 79
High-speed Dubbing 79
Rec Mode Conversion
Dubbing 80
“Settings” 83
“DV/D8 Audio Input” 85
“DV/D8 EDIT” 86
DV IN 84
DV/Digital8 Dubbing 84
One Touch Dubbing 85,
97
Program Edit 86
“DVD Menu” 90
“DVD Rec. Picture Size” 54
DVD VIDEO 12, 114
DVD+R 10, 114
DVD+RW 10, 114
DVD’s Menu 63
DVD-R 10, 114
DVD-RW 10, 114
“DVE” 63
E
J
Easy Setup 25, 99
Editing 72
DV Edit 84
Enter characters 38
“Erase” 73, 77, 87
“Erase All” 76
“Erase Titles” 75
JPEG image files 68
F
“Factory Setup” 99
Fast forward 62
Fast reverse 62
“Features” 96
“File Search” 67
“Finalize” 41
“Finalize Disc” 97
Finalizing 40
“Format” 31
“Format DVD-RW” 98
Formatting 31
Freeze Frame 62
Front panel 112
Front panel display 37, 113
G
L
Labeling 39
“Language” 90
Language code 116
LINE 2 IN 29
LINE IN 1/3 28
“Line1 Input” 93
“Line3 Input” 93
“LISTINGS” 43
M
MENU 63
Menu
DVD’s Menu 63
Top menu 63
“Mix” 85
“MNR” 63
“Mode for SET button” 90
“Move” 77, 87
MP3 audio tracks 68
N
GB 32
NEXT 61
Number buttons 52, 67
H
O
Handling discs 107
Hard disk drive 3, 10, 115
“HDD Rec. Picture Size” 54
HDMI
“Audio(HDMI)” 95
“HDMI Resolution” 91
HDMI OUT 18
“HQ Setting” 97
“Hue” 54, 64
One Touch Dubbing 85, 97
On-screen display
Setup Display 88
Sub-menu 35
TOOLS menu 31
“Options” 98
Original 35, 72, 115
“OSD” language 25, 90
I
i.LINK 108
INPUT SELECT 57, 84
Interlace format 115
P
Page mode 35
Parental Control 63, 96
Parental control settings 96
Parts and controls 110
“Pause Mode” 91
“PB Video Equalizer” 64
PBC 63
“Play Beginning” 62
Play mode 37
Playable discs 12
Playback 59
freeze frame 62
JPEG image files 68
MP3 audio tracks 68
resume play 62
scan audio 62
slow-motion play 62
Playback picture quality 63
Playing status bar 37
Playlist 35, 72, 77, 115
Power cord 21
PREV 61
“Preview” 74, 77, 87
Program Edit 86
PROGRESSIVE 19, 61
Progressive format 115
“Progressive Mode” 92
“Protect Disc” 40
“Protect Title” 73
Q
Quick guide to disc types 10
Quick Timer 53
R
Rear panel 113
REC 33
“Rec Mode Adjust” 51, 97
“Rec Mode” 53
“Rec NR” 54
REC PAUSE 33
“Rec Settings” 53
REC STOP 33, 51, 57, 85
“Rec Video Equalizer” 54
Recordable discs 10
Recording 49, 56, 96
picture adjustment 53
recording format 10
Synchro Rec 56
while watching another
program 33
Recording mode 34, 37, 49
Recording picture quality 53
Recording picture size 53
Recording time 34, 49
“RECORDINGS” 43
RECOVERY 105
Region code 13
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Remaining time 37
Remote 22, 110
REPLAY 35, 68
Resetting 99
Resume Play 62
S
S VIDEO 18
SAP (Second Audio Program)
50
Satellite receiver 15
Scan Audio 62
Scene List 77
“SCHEDULE” 43
SCHEDULE 55
“Screen Saver” 97
“SEARCH” 43
“Search” 67
Searching
scan audio 62
search mode 67
visual search 67
Self-diagnosis function 106
SET 67
“Set Thumbnail” 73
“Set Top Box Control” 90
SET TOP BOX CONTROL
jack 15, 16
Set top box controller 14, 27
“Settings” 88
“SETUP” 43
Setup Display 88
Simultaneous Rec and Play 66
Sort 35
Sound quality 64
Stereo 50
Stereo programs 50
“Stereo1” 85
“Stereo2” 85
STOP 59
Sub-menu 35
SUBTITLE 61
“Subtitle” 90
Super VIDEO CD 12
SUR (surround) 61
SYNCHRO REC 57
System menu 88
T
Thumbnail picture 36
“Time Search” 67
TIME/TEXT 37
TIMER 52
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 55
manual setting 52
Rec Mode Adjust 53
Synchro Rec 56
TV GUIDE 50
Title 37, 115
TITLE LIST 59
Title List 34, 59
Sort 35
Thumbnail 36
“Title Name” 73
Title number 37
“Title Search” 67
TOOLS 31
TOP MENU 63
Track 115
Track number 37
“Track Search” 67
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Troubleshooting 100
“Tuner Audio” 98
“Tuner Preset” 26, 88
TV GUIDE 42
TV Guide On Screen system
42, 50
TV Pause 65
“TV Type” 26, 91
TV/DVD switch 22
TV/VIDEO 33
TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
61
U
“Unfinalize” 41
Unfinalizing 41
Usable discs 10, 12
V
VIDEO CD 12
Video cord 18
Video input 18
Video mode 10
“Video” settings 91
Visual Search 67
VR mode 10, 72
W
WIDE MODE 23
Y
“Y NR” 63
“Y/Pb/Pr In Black Level” 92
“Y/Pb/Pr Out Black Level” 92
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