Recording
3-085-095-11(2)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-GX7
© 2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The mains lead must only be changed at
a qualified service shop.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation. The VIDEO
Plus+ system is manufactured under
license from Gemstar Development
Corporation.
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 metres.
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the recorder and have
it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
This appliance is classified as a CLASS
1 LASER product. The CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT MARKING is
located on the rear exterior.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As the
laser beam used in this DVD recorder is
harmful to eyes, do not attempt to
disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
DANGER
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
ATTENTION
RAYONNEMENT VISIBLE ET INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.
EXPOSITION DANGERUSE AU FAISCEAU.
VORSICHT
SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET.
NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES.
UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING
SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD.
STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO!
NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖN AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEN.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the enclosure.
Notice for customers in the United
Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
A moulded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need
to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved
by ASTA or BSI to BS1362, (i.e.,
marked with
or mark) must be
used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment
has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to
attach the fuse cover after you change
the fuse. Never use the plug without the
fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse
cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
Precautions
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s
operating voltage is identical with your
local power supply.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
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WARNING
• The recorder is not disconnected from
the AC power source (mains) as long as
it is connected to the wall outlet, even
if the recorder itself has been turned
off.
• If you are not going to use the recorder
for a long time, be sure to disconnect
the recorder from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
build-up in the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder on a soft
surface such as a rug that might block
the ventilation holes.
• Do not place the recorder in a confined
space such as a bookshelf or similar
unit.
• Do not place the recorder in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or
mechanical shock.
• Do not place the recorder in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated
in a horizontal position only.
• Keep the recorder and discs away from
equipment with strong magnets, such
as microwave ovens, or large
loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
On 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 recording
• Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated if the recording or
playback is not made due to a
malfunction of the recorder, disc, etc.
• Make trial recordings before taking the
actual recording.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while
listening to a section with very low level
inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak
level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls
with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use any
type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available
cleaning disc. It may cause a
malfunction.
Copyrights
• Television programmes, films, video
tapes, discs, and other materials may be
copyrighted. Unauthorized recording
of such material may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws. Also,
use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
• This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected
by method claims of certain U.S.
patents, other intellectual property
rights owned by Macrovision
Corporation, and other rights owners.
Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision Corporation, and is
intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback
discs that conform to the Compact Disc
(CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded
with copyright protection technologies
are 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.
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.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc
by its edge. Do not touch the surface.
Dust, fingerprints, or scratches on the
disc may cause it to malfunction.
• Do not expose the disc to direct
sunlight or heat sources such as hot air
ducts, or leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the centre out.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received through
an external tuner (not supplied) may
contain copy protection signals (copy
guard function) and as such may not be
recordable, depending on the type of
signal.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or anti-static spray intended
for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape
(e.g., card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or
sticker adhesive on it.
Precautions
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Table of Contents
Playback
Before Playing ......................................... 36
Playable discs .............................................. 36
Playing Discs ........................................... 37
WARNING ...................................................2
Precautions ................................................2
Notes about the discs..................................... 3
Features ......................................................6
Recording.......................................................
Playback.........................................................
Editing a disc..................................................
DV Edit ...........................................................
6
6
6
7
About This Manual .....................................7
DVD Recorder Basics ................................8
Guide to Parts and Controls ...................11
Front panel ...................................................11
Remote .........................................................12
Front panel display....................................... 14
Rear panel ....................................................14
Guide to Displays ....................................15
System Menu ...............................................
Title List........................................................
Tool ..............................................................
Sub-menu.....................................................
How to use the displays ...............................
List of the Tool/sub-menu options ................
Disc information display (Disc Info)..............
How to enter characters ...............................
15
15
16
16
16
17
18
18
Recording/Timer Recording
Checking the playing time on the front panel
display .................................................... 44
Selecting the Sound ............................... 44
Checking the audio signal format................. 45
TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS) ...... 45
Changing the Angles .............................. 46
Displaying the Subtitles ......................... 47
Adjusting the Playback Picture and
Sound .................................................. 47
Adjusting the picture quality ......................... 47
Adjusting the sound quality .......................... 48
Editing a DVD
Before Editing ......................................... 49
Checking the disc type, recording format, and
title type .................................................. 49
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode).......................................... 49
Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode) ......... 50
20
21
21
21
Labelling a title (Title Name) ........................
Protecting a title (Protect).............................
Erasing a title (Erase)...................................
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles).............
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) ........
Creating chapters manually .........................
21
Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit) ............ 54
Recording TV programmes .....................23
Using the Quick Timer function ....................
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes ...........................................
Checking the disc status while recording .....
Creating chapters in a title ...........................
Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc .... 40
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track ...... 42
Checking the Play Information and Playing
Time .................................................... 43
Basic Editing ........................................... 51
Before Recording .....................................20
Recordable discs..........................................
About recording formats...............................
Recording mode...........................................
Unrecordable pictures ..................................
Checking the available disc space
(Disc Info) ...............................................
Using the DVD’s Menu................................. 38
Basic operations/
Changing the playback speed ................ 39
24
24
24
25
Creating a Playlist title from other titles........
Moving a Playlist title (Move) .......................
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) .....................
Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine)...............................................
Additional Playlist edit functions...................
51
51
52
52
53
54
54
57
57
58
58
Timer Recording ......................................25
Setting the timer manually (Standard).......... 25
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings
(Timer List) ............................................. 28
Recording TV programmes using the VIDEO
Plus+ system .......................................... 29
Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality
and Size ...............................................30
Recording from External Equipment with a
Timer (Synchro Rec) ...........................31
Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing the
Disc ......................................................33
Labelling a disc (Disc Name) .......................
Protecting a disc (Protect Disc)....................
Finalizing a disc (Finalize)............................
Erasing all the titles on the disc
(Erase All)...............................................
Reformatting a disc (Format) .......................
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33
33
34
34
35
Connecting a Digital Video Camera
or Other Equipment
Before Recording/Editing ....................... 59
Preparing for recording using the
DV IN jack .............................................. 59
Available DV Dubbing Functions .......... 61
Recording an Entire DV/Digital8 Format
Tape (ONE TOUCH DUB) ................... 62
Program Edit ........................................... 62
Advanced Program Edit ......................... 65
Re-editing the “program” in the DV Edit
List ...................................................... 67
Creating a Copy of the Edited Contents
(Copy Dubbing) .................................. 70
Recording From Equipment Connected to
the LINE IN Jacks ............................... 71
Connecting other equipment to the LINE 2 IN or
LINE 4 IN jacks ...................................... 71
Recording from connected equipment ........ 72
Settings and Adjustments
About the Setup Display Structure ....... 73
Using the Setup Displays ....................... 74
Settings (Basic Settings) ........................ 75
Video Settings ......................................... 76
Audio Settings ......................................... 78
Features Settings .................................... 79
Options Settings ..................................... 82
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder) ................... 83
Additional Information
Troubleshooting ...................................... 84
Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers appear in the
display) ............................................... 88
Specifications .......................................... 89
About i.LINK ............................................ 90
About the Name “i.LINK” .............................
i.LINK Baud rate ..........................................
i.LINK functions on this recorder .................
Required i.LINK Cable.................................
90
90
90
90
Glossary ................................................... 91
Language Code List ................................ 92
Index ......................................................... 93
Quick Guide to DVD Disc
Types ....................................back cover
Table of Contents
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Features
Playback
Easy playback with the Title List menu
(page 40)
This recorder can play DVDs or CDs, record on DVD-Rs, DVDRWs or DVD+RWs, and by using a variety of editing functions,
you can enjoy editing recorded programmes and other images.
The recorder will display all of the titles you recorded on a disc
in a list display, called the “Title List.” By selecting a title from
the Title List menu, you can easily start playing or editing the
disc. Moreover, you can have the recorder show the title’s
contents using thumbnail images.
Title List
Recording
-RW.VR
Dual RW compatible (page 20)
Sort
The recorder is compatible with rewritable disc types, DVD-RW
and DVD+RW, and the write-once type, DVD-R. These
available disc types accommodate a wide range of uses, such as
recording programmes and creating personal video libraries.
These discs can be played back on a wide variety of other DVD
equipment.
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
1
AAB
My Movies
13:00-14:00
Date
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Number
2
Title
DEF
20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M)
3
AAB
9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M)
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
SP
DEF
SLP
AAB
EP
GHI
SLP
TV Virtual Surround Settings, “TVS” (page 45)
Using only your TV’s stereo speakers, the recorder is capable of
reproducing dynamic surround sound from DVD-Video
software’s multi-channel audio signals. There are four surround
modes to choose from.
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD-R
Various recording/timer recording functions
(page 20)
In addition to the usual recording functions, such as Timer
Recording, VIDEO Plus+, and PDC/VPS, Synchro Rec allows
synchronized recording with a set top box or similar device. The
recorder also automatically searches for available blank space on
the disc after you press the Rec button. No searching is required
on your part — a feature possible only with a DVD recorder.
Adjustments for both recording and playback
picture (page 30, 47)
The recorder allows you to adjust the picture quality of input
sources, such as a VCR, which can then be recorded on a DVD.
For instance, if you want to create an archive of your VHS tapes,
you can adjust the recording picture quality to compensate for
the quality of the tapes. Various picture quality adjustments are
also available for DVD-Video software playback.
Automatic naming of programme titles using
Teletext* (page 79)
When recording programmes using this recorder, the recorder
automatically takes programme label information from the
Teletext service and stores it as the title name. If there is no
Teletext service or if you want to change the title name, you can
enter the title manually. Titles are useful when searching for a
title on a disc, or for checking the name of the title currently
being played.
* not available in some areas
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Features
Editing a disc
Playlist edit (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
(page 54)
You can edit not only the recorded original title, but also perform
advanced edit functions by creating a Playlist on the same disc.
Since a Playlist does not require much disc space, you can create
numerous Playlist titles. A Playlist edit can be redone as many
times as you like, as the original title remains unchanged.
Chapter Marking function (page 54)
On DVD-RWs in VR mode, you can manually insert chapter
marks to divide a title into chapters which will enable you to
quickly find specific scenes for playback or editing. For other
disc types and recording formats, the recorder automatically
creates chapter marks at specified intervals while recording.
Quick Search function (page 39)
The remote has a Jog Stick for the recorder’s main operations.
You can search forward or backwards, or play at various speeds
by using just your thumb. The feature helps you find scenes
easily, which is especially useful for both playback and editing.
Search
Jog Stick
Slow motion
About This Manual
DV Edit
Only one i.LINK cable is required to transfer contents from a
digital video camera to the DVD recorder. Since the recorder
controls the digital video camera, dubbing and editing are easy
to perform.
Control
Dubbing
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 meanings of the icons used in this manual are described
below:
Icon
Meaning
Functions available for DVD VIDEOs or
DVD+Rs
Functions available for DVD-RWs
formatted in VR mode on this recorder
Functions available for DVD-RWs
formatted in Video mode on this recorder
One Touch Dubbing function (page 62)
One press on the ONE TOUCH DUB button is enough to
complete the procedure. The recorder controls the digital video
camera from start to finish — from playing the DV/Digital8
format tape to stop and rewind. The entire tape contents are
dubbed to a DVD in the process.
Program Edit (page 62)
This function allows you to select scenes on a DV/Digital8
format tape and save them on recordable DVDs, including nonrewritable DVD-Rs. The recorder controls the digital video
camera to record the contents of a DV/Digital8 format tape to the
disc as programmed. The recorder will remember which scenes
you selected and saves this information as a program. You can
call up a program at any time and make additional copies of the
program to DVDs.
Functions available for DVD+RWs
Functions available for DVD-Rs
Functions available for music CDs or CDRs/CD-RWs in music CD format
Notes
• The on-screen display illustrations used in this manual may not match
the graphics displayed on your TV screen.
• The explanations regarding discs in this manual refer to discs created
on this recorder. The explanations do not apply to discs that are created
on other recorders and played back on this recorder.
Advanced Program Edit (page 65)
This function takes advantage of a DVD’s random access
capabilities to enable fast and flexible editing.
The recorder copies the entire contents of a DV/Digital8 format
tape to a DVD-RW in VR mode, whereupon the contents are
automatically divided into chapters. The chapters are displayed
as scenes in a scene list where you can instantly delete or
rearrange the scenes at will. The recorder remembers which
scenes you selected, and saves this information as a program.
You can call up a program at any time and make additional
copies of the program to a DVD.
Auto Scene Chaptering (DVD-RW in VR mode
only) (page 62, 65)
While copying a DV/Digital8 format tape to a DVD-RW, the
recorder automatically inserts chapter marks at each point where
you started recording on your digital video camera. This enables
you to quickly find the scenes you want during playback and
editing.
About This Manual
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DVD Recorder Basics
“What can I expect from DVD recording?” is a
natural question for anyone new to the experience.
This section explains the basic steps involved with
DVD recording.
Step 1: Select the disc type
Unlike a video tape which is sold by length, such
as 60 min. or 120 min., recordable DVDs are sold
by type. Select the disc type by following the
chart on the back cover, as each type has different
features.
This recorder can record on the following type of
discs.
When you want to record repeatedly on the same
disc, or when you want to edit the disc after
recording, select either the rewritable DVD-RW
or DVD+RW type disc.
When you want to save recordings without any
alteration, a non-rewritable DVD-R can be your
choice.
Note
There are other differences besides just being
rewritable/non-rewritable.
See “Quick Guide to DVD Disc Types” on the back cover
to select a disc most suitable for your needs.
Step 2: Format the disc to start recording
Insert the disc in the recorder. Unlike a VCR, the
recorder automatically starts formatting when an
unused disc is inserted. This is necessary to
prepare the disc for recording.
When using a DVD-R
When using a DVD-RW
Notes
• You cannot mix two formats in one DVD-RW.
• You can change a DVD-RW’s format to the other
format. However, the disc’s contents will be lost
when reformatting.
• Not all discs can be played on other DVD equipment.
This type of disc can be formatted in either DVD
Video format (Video mode) or DVD Video
Recording format (VR mode). Video mode discs
can be played back on a variety of other DVD
equipment.VR mode discs allow for more varied
editing.
When using a DVD+RW
These discs will be formatted in DVD+RW Video
format. This type of disc can be played back on a
variety of other DVD equipment.
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DVD Recorder Basics
These discs will be formatted in DVD-Video
format. This type of disc can be played back
on a variety of other DVD equipment.
When formatting is complete, you are
ready to record on the disc.
Step 3: Digital Recording
Record a programme. When using the timer,
you’ll find familiar, convenient features as found
on conventional VCRs, such as
ShowView/VIDEO Plus+ and PDC/VPS. You can
also dub and edit the contents of connected video
equipment such as a digital video camera.
SMARTLINK
i.LINK (DV)
Step 4: Playing the recorded contents
You can select the title you want to play from a
displayed menu, and immediately start playback.
Recorded contents are more accessible on a disc
than on a tape, the procedure is simple, and
unlike conventional VCRs, no rewinding is
necessary!
A recorded disc contains title(s), and each title
contains chapter(s)
Start Rec.
Stop/Start
Stop Rec.
Title 1
Title 2
Chapters
Chapters
What are titles and chapters?
DVD contents consist of sections, called titles,
and smaller sub-sections called chapters.
On this recorder, a title is created between the
points where you start and stop a recording.
Chapters are created automatically at specified
intervals, or can be created manually (DVD-RWs
in VR mode only).
Chapter marks
Chapter marks
Go to the next page.
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DVD Recorder Basics
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Step 5: Editing the recorded disc
You will find editing discs a lot easier than a
conventional tape, and the recorder offers
numerous edit functions, possible only with
DVDs.
Quick and easy edits on the displayed menu
Editing is performed by simply selecting titles
and scenes from the displayed menus.
Protection of individual titles
With conventional VCRs, you had to protect an
entire tape to save the recordings from erasure
or alteration. This recorder allows you to
individually protect recorded titles (except for
Playlist titles).
Edit and save on a single disc
– Playlist edit (DVD-RWs in VR mode only)
To edit a conventional tape without affecting the
original recording, you had to connect another
VCR, copy the master tape using the two VCRs
and one more tape, and start editing the copied
tape.
With this recorder, you can create
a Playlist (playback information) on the same
disc, and edit the Playlist without changing the
original recording(s). A Playlist does not take up
much disc space, and all you need is one
recorder and one disc.
Example: You have recorded a few football
games on a DVD-RW in VR mode. You want to
save the original recording, but you also want to
create a digest by putting the goal scenes
together. In this case, you can create a Playlist
by selecting just the goal scenes, leaving the
original recording as it is.
Original
Playlist
You’ve got your own DVD!
Playing on other DVD equipment
For your DVD to play on other equipment,
finalizing may be necessary in some cases. If so,
finish up all your editing and recording first, and
then finalize the disc.
When using a DVD-RW in VR mode
Although finalizing is generally unnecessary
when playing the disc on VR mode compatible
equipment, playback on some equipment requires
a finalized disc. You can still edit and record on
the disc even after finalizing.
When using a DVD+RW
The recorder automatically finalizes a disc before
ejecting it. Finalizing in this case still allows you
to further edit or record on the disc.
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DVD Recorder Basics
When using a DVD-RW in Video mode
The disc needs to be finalized first to enable
playback on anything other than this recorder.
No more editing or recording can be made on
the disc once it has been finalized. To enable
recording on the disc again, you will need to
format it again. (Reformatting will erase all
previous contents.)
When using a DVD-R
You will need to finalize the disc to play it on
equipment other than this recorder. You cannot
edit or record on the disc once it has been
finalized.
Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Front panel
Buttons on the recorder have the same
function as the buttons on the remote if
they have the same or similar names.
Open the
panel.
A @/1 (on/standby) button/
indicator (23)
Turns the recorder on and off.
Lights up in green when the
power is on.
B Front panel display (14, 44)
Displays the playing status,
title/chapter/time, etc.
C Disc tray (23)
Opens to accept a disc.
D
(remote sensor)
Accepts the remote control
signal.
E Disc type indicators
Lights up to indicate the disc/
format type of the current disc.
F A (open/close) button (23)
Opens or closes the disc tray.
G H (play) button/indicator (37)
Plays a disc.
H X (pause) button/indicator
(39)
Pauses playing a disc.
I x (stop) button (37)
Stops playing a disc.
L x REC STOP button (23)
Stops recording.
M TIMER REC indicator (25)
Lights up when a timer
recording is set.
SYNCHRO REC indicator (31)
Lights up when the Synchro
Rec function is set to on.
FINALIZED indicator (34)
Lights up if an inserted disc has
been finalized.
SMARTLINK indicator
Lights up when a connected
SMARTLINK compliant
device, such as a TV, is turned
on.
N ZOOM +/– buttons (15)
Switches the information
displayed in the Title List
menu.
O CURSOR MODE button (16)
Switches the cursor/page mode
in the Title List, etc.
P TOOL button (16)
Displays the Tool menu.
J z REC button/indicator (23)
Starts recording.
Q </M/m/,/ENTER button
(16)
Selects items or settings.
K X REC PAUSE button/indicator
(23)
Pauses recording.
R RETURN button (16)
Returns to the previously
selected display, etc.
S SYSTEM MENU button (15)
Displays the System Menu on
the TV screen.
T ONE TOUCH DUB button (62)
Records the contents of a DV/
Digital8 format tape with a
single touch of the button.
U REC MODE button (23)
Selects the recording mode.
V ./> (previous/next)
buttons (39)
Goes to the next title/chapter/
track, or goes back to the
previous title/chapter/track.
W PROGRAM +/– buttons (23)
Selects the programme position
or input line.
X TITLE LIST button (15, 40, 51)
Displays the Title List menu on
the TV screen.
Y INPUT SELECT button
(23, 59, 72)
Selects equipment connected to
the line inputs.
Z LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
AUDIO L/R) jacks (71)
Connects external equipment.
wj
DV IN jack (59)
Connects digital equipment
with a DV jack.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
11
Remote
Buttons on the remote have the same function as the buttons on
the recorder if they have the same or similar names. Buttons with
an orange dot next to them can be used with your TV when the
TV/DVD switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD switch
Switches the remote control to TV or DVD.
B Z (open/close) button (23)
Opens or closes the disc tray. Note that it may take a
few seconds for the disc tray to open after you have
recorded or edited a disc.
C Number buttons (23, 29)
Select a number such as a programme number or a
title number.
The number 5 button has a tactile dot.*
D CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (29)
CLEAR: Cancels an entered number when used with
this recorder.
-/-- (ten digit): Used to enter a digit greater than nine
when used with your TV (see “Controlling Your TV
or AV Amplifier (Receiver)” in the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings”).
E
(subtitle) button (47)
Changes the subtitles while playing a disc.
F
(audio) button (44)
Changes the sound while playing a disc.
The button has a tactile dot.*
G [TIMER] button (25, 29)
Displays the Timer programming menu on the TV
screen.
H TOP MENU button (38)
Displays the disc’s menu on the TV screen.
I DISPLAY button (24, 43)
Displays disc information or playing/recording
status on the TV screen.
J TIME/TEXT button (43)
Displays the time information of the disc.
K SYSTEM MENU button (15)
Displays the System Menu on the TV screen.
L TITLE LIST button (15, 40, 51)
Displays the Title List menu on the TV screen.
Slide the
cover.
M CURSOR MODE button (16)
Switches the cursor/page mode in the Title List, etc.
N RETURN O button (16)
Returns to the previously selected display, etc.
O . (previous) button (39)
Goes back to the previous title/chapter/track.
P m / M (search) Jog Stick (39)
Searches fast-forward or reverses a scene (while
playing a disc), or plays a disc in slow motion or
frame by frame (in the pause mode).
Q H (play) button (37)
Plays a disc.
The button has a tactile dot.*
R X (pause) button (39)
Pauses playing a disc.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
S z REC button (23)
Starts recording.
r; CHAPTER MARK/ERASE buttons (54)
Inserts/erases a chapter mark in the recorded title.
T REC MODE button (23)
Selects the recording mode.
ra SUR (surround) button (45)
Selects the surround mode.
U INPUT SELECT button (23, 59, 72)
Selects equipment connected to the line inputs.
rs COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
Switches the command mode for this recorder.
Match the switch to the same command mode set in
the Options Setup (page 82). (See “Preparing the
Remote” in the separate booklet, “Hookups and
Settings.”)
V SYNCHRO REC button (31)
Synchronizes the recorder and the timer recording set
on the connected external equipment.
W [/1 (on/standby) button (23)
Turns the recorder on and off.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the recorder.
X PROG (programme) +/– buttons (23)
Selects the programme position or input line.
Y
2 (volume) +/– buttons
Adjusts the volume of your TV or AV amplifier
(receiver).
Z SET button (18)
Use to enter the number selected with the number
buttons 3.
wj t (TV/video) button
Switches your TV’s input source.
wk
(angle) button (46)
Changes the angles when playing a DVD VIDEO.
wl
(wide mode) button
Changes the wide mode settings of your TV (see
“Controlling Your TV or AV Amplifier (Receiver)”
in the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings”).
e; MENU button (38)
Displays the disc’s menu on the TV screen.
ea TV/DVD button (23)
Switches the input source between the TV and the
recorder when the TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV
jack (see “Controlling Your TV or AV Amplifier
(Receiver)” in the separate booklet, “Hookups and
Settings”).
es REPLAY button (39)
Replays the current scene.
ed TOOL button (16)
Displays the Tool menu.
ef ZOOM +/– buttons (15)
Switches the information displayed in the Title List
menu.
eg </M/m/,/(ENTER) button (16)
Selects items or settings.
eh > (next) button (39)
Goes to the next title/chapter/track.
ej x (stop) button (37)
Stops playing a disc.
ek x REC STOP button (23)
Stops recording.
el X REC PAUSE button (23)
Pauses recording.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
13
Front panel display
A Command mode indicator (82)
Indicates the selected remote
command mode (see
“Preparing the Remote” in the
separate booklet, “Hookups
and Settings”).
B NTSC indicator
Lights up when the recorder
outputs the signal in NTSC
format.
C ANGLE indicator (46)
Lights up when you can change
the angle.
D PLAYLIST indicator (16)
Lights up when the Playlist is
selected.
E STEREO/BILINGUAL indicators
(24)
Lights up when receiving a
stereo/bilingual programme.
F NICAM indicator (24)
Lights up when receiving a
NICAM signal.
G TV indicator
Lights up when the TV/DVD
button on the remote is pressed
and the signals from the aerial
are sent directly to your TV (see
“Controlling Your TV or AV
Amplifier (Receiver)” in the
separate booklet, “Hookups
and Settings”).
H Displays the following (44):
• Playing time/remaining time
• Current title/chapter/track/
index number
• Recording time
• Clock
• Programme position
• TV Direct Rec indication
(24): “TV” appears in the
right most two digits.
I Audio signal indicators (45)
Lights up when playing Dolby
Digital or DTS sound tracks.
z Hint
You can turn off the front panel display by setting “Dimmer” to “Off” in Options Setup (page 82).
Rear panel
For more information regarding the
jacks, see the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings.”
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/DECODER
IN
Y
~
AC IN
COAXIAL
LINE 4 IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
OPTICAL
CR
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks
Connects aerial cables.
D AC IN terminal
Connects the mains lead.
B LINE 1 -TV jack
Connects your TV using a
SCART (EURO AV) cord.
E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y,
CB, CR) jacks
Connects equipment having
component video input jacks.
C LINE 3/DECODER jack (31)
Connects external equipment
such as a VCR or decoder using
a SCART (EURO AV) cord.
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COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
Guide to Parts and Controls
F LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
AUDIO L/R) jacks
Connects the input of external
equipment using an audio/
video or S VIDEO cord.
G LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
AUDIO L/R) jacks (71)
Connects the output of external
equipment using an audio/
video or S VIDEO cord.
H DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/
OPTICAL) jacks
Connects an amplifier
(receiver) having a digital input
jack.
5 SETUP:
Turns on the Setup Display, which allows you to
set up the recorder to suit your preferences
(page 74).
Guide to Displays
The recorder uses the following four types of displays for most
operations: System Menu, Title List, Tool, and Sub-menu.
It also has a Disc Information display for checking the status of
the inserted disc, and an on-screen keyboard that enables you to
label a title or disc.
Title List
The recorder uses list displays for some operations. The most
frequently used is the Title List menu.
The Title List menu appears when you press TITLE LIST or
when you select “TITLE LIST” from the System Menu, and
displays all the titles on the disc.
To show the list in greater details (zoom), press ZOOM+. To
return to the previous display, press ZOOM–.
Standard Title List
Number buttons,
SET
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Title
TITLE LIST
SYSTEM MENU
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1
Sort
TOOL
CURSOR MODE
ZOOM +/–
RETURN
“Zoomed” Title List
</M/m/,,
ENTER
-RW.VR
Sort
TITLE LIST
1
AAB
My Movies
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
2
DEF
1.5/4.7GB
13:00-14:00
Number
AAB
SP
20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M)
3
AAB
9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4
The System Menu appears when you press SYSTEM MENU,
and provides entries to all of the recorder’s main functions.
SYSTEM
MENU
ORIGINAL
Date
Title
System Menu
TITLE LIST
GHI
20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M)
DEF
SLP
AAB
EP
GHI
SLP
DVD Recorder
Dual RW
Compatible
Plays/erases/edits recorded titles.
TIMER
TIMER LIST
DV EDIT
SETUP
1 Sort buttons:
Sorts the title order (page 41).
2 Zooming indicator:
Shows the current zoom status (page 41).
3 Disc name (page 33)
4 Disc space (remainder/total)
1 TITLE LIST:
Turns on the Title List menu, which shows
recorded titles on the disc (page 40, 51).
5 Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date (page 41).
2 TIMER:
Allows you to set a new timer recording setting
(page 25).
6 Scroll bar:
Appears when all the titles do not fit on the list.
To view the hidden titles, press M/m.
3 TIMER LIST:
Turns on the Timer List menu, which allows you
to check, change, or cancel timer settings
(page 28).
7 Title’s thumbnail picture (page 41)
4 DV EDIT:
Activates the DV Edit function, which allows you
to record and edit the contents of a DV/Digital8
format tape (page 62).
Notes
• The Title List does not appear when you play DVD VIDEOs, CDs,
CD-Rs, or CD-RWs.
• The Title List may not appear for discs created on other DVD
recorders.
• On this model, 1 GB is equivalent to 1 billion bytes.
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Guide to Displays
15
About the types of Title List menus
The appearance of the Title List menu differs according to the
disc type and recording format.
◆For DVD+RWs, DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs (Video mode):
The Title List menu appears and displays the titles on the disc.
◆For DVD-RWs (VR mode):
The Title List (Original) or Title List (Playlist) menu appears and
displays the Original or Playlist titles on the disc. The
“PLAYLIST” indicator lights up on the front panel display when
the Title List (Playlist) menu is selected.
To switch the Title List menu for a DVD-RW (VR
mode)
Sub-menu
The sub-menu appears when you select an item from the
displayed list menu and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
options applicable only to the selected item.
Example: The Title List menu
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
2
Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
3
Press M/m to select either “Original” or
“Playlist,” whichever is not displayed, then press
ENTER.
The display switches to the selected Title List menu.
13:00-14:00
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
Press CURSOR MODE while the list display is turned on. The
display enters Page mode. Each time you press M/m, the entire
Title List changes to the next/previous page of titles.
To return to the Cursor mode, press CURSOR MODE again.
Notes
• When you turn off the list display, the Page mode is cancelled.
• When all of the titles on the disc fit on a single page, you cannot select
Page mode.
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
Erase25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Protect
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
6
L3
21:00-21:30
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Title
Tool
The Tool menu appears when you press TOOL, and displays
options applicable to the entire disc or recorder.
Example 1: When you press TOOL while the Title List menu is
turned on.
TITLE LIST
Close
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
Create Playlist
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
Disc Info
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Number
Erase Titles
3
Title
ORIGINAL
1
DatePlaylist
TOOL
Example 2: When you press TOOL while a DVD is playing.
Close
Options for the
disc or picture
Stop
Title Search
Chapter Search
Time Search
TOOL
Title Name
15.10
19.10
A-B Erase
The recorder’s overall operation is simple. Generally,
commands are displayed in the menu, and can be selected by
pressing only </M/m/,, and ENTER. Once you know the
common procedure, you will find the recorder easy to operate.
a Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears with entries to the main
functions.
b Press M/m to select a function, then press
ENTER.
The display for the selected function appears.
Example: When “TITLE LIST” is selected.
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Sort
17. 9
Set Thumbnail
-RW.VR
Options for the
disc or menu
Options for the
selected item
15. 9
Play
Play From Start
How to use the displays
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
-RW.VR
1.5/4.7GB
Close
AAB
The recorder displays either the Original or Playlist Title List.
Follow the steps below.
1
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1
Sort
Title
◆ Using the Tool menu
Use the Tool menu to display options for the entire
disc.
A Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
B Press M/m to select the option, then press
ENTER.
◆ Using the sub-menu
The sub-menu displays options for a specific title.
A Press M/m to select the title on the list, then
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select the option, then press
ENTER.
c Press RETURN repeatedly to turn off the list
display.
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Guide to Displays
To return to the previous display
Set Thumbnail
Selects a scene to be used for the Title
List thumbnail (page 41)
Stop
Stops playback/dubbing (page 38, 62)
Time Search
Searches by playback time (page 42)
Timer
Sets the timer for recording (page 25)
Title Name
Changes the name of the title being
played (page 51)
Press RETURN.
List of the Tool/sub-menu options
The options vary depending on the disc type or status of the
recorder. Only the options available in the situation appear in the
menus. For details, see the pages in parentheses.
◆Tool
A-B Erase
Erases a portion in the title being played
(page 53)
Title Search
Searches for a title by title number
(page 42)
Audio Settings
Adjusts settings for the playback audio
quality (page 48)
Track Search
Searches for a track by track number
(page 42)
Chapter
Search
Searches for a chapter by chapter
number (page 42)
Video Settings
Adjusts settings for the playback picture
quality (page 47)
Close
Turns off the Tool menu
Combine
Combines multiple titles (page 58)
Create Playlist
Creates a Playlist title (page 54)
Disc Info
Displays the disc information (page 18)
Disc Map
Indicates the available disc space
(page 22)
Divide
DV Audio Input
◆Sub-menu
A-B Erase
Erases a portion in a selected title
(page 53)
Capture
Collects scenes from the selected
original title or other Playlist titles to
create a new Playlist (page 54)
Divides the title being played (page 57)
Capture All
Captures an entire title as a scene
(page 54)
Selects the audio input signal for the DV
jack (page 59)
Change IN
Resets the IN point (page 54)
Erase
Erases the title being played (page 52)
Change OUT
Resets the OUT point (page 54)
Erase Titles
Erases multiple titles at a time (page 52)
Check Overlap
Checks the overlapped timer settings
(page 28)
Extend Rec
Extends the recording duration time
during a timer recording (page 27)
Check Scenes
Displays all of the collected scenes
(page 54)
Line Audio
Input
Selects the audio input signal for the
LINE IN jacks (page 72)
Close
Turns off the sub-menu
Original
Displays the Title List (Original) menu
(page 16)
Divide
Divides the selected title (page 57)
DV Dubbing
Starts Copy Dubbing (page 70)
PDC/VPS
Scan On/Off
Turns on/off the PDC/VPS channel scan
function (page 26)
Edit
Displays the Scene List menu (page 67)
Play
Starts playback (page 37)
Erase
Play From Start
Plays from the beginning of the title/
track (page 40)
Erases the selected title/cancels the
timer setting/erases the selected scene/
cancels the scene selection/erases a
program from the DV Edit List
Playlist
Displays the Title List (Playlist) menu
(page 16)
Extend Rec
Extends the recording duration time
(page 27)
Protect
Sets protection for the title being played
so that it cannot be erased or edited
(page 51)
Make a Playlist
Creates a Playlist title on the disc from
the DV Edit List in the recorder
(page 67)
Rec Mode
Adjust
Turns on/off the Rec Mode Adjust
function (page 27)
Modify
Changes the timer setting (page 28)
Move
Rec Settings
Adjusts settings for recording (page 30)
Changes the scene order (page 54)/
changes the Playlist title order (page 57)
Rec Stop
Stops recording (page 23)
Play
Starts playback (page 40)
Record
Starts recording (page 23)
Play From Start
Plays from the beginning of the selected
title (page 40)
Reset Resume
Restarts playback from the beginning of
the disc (page 40)
Preview
Previews the selected scenes (page 54)
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Guide to Displays
17
Protect
Sets protection for the selected title
(page 51)
Rec Stop
Stops recording (page 23)
Rename
Changes the program name (DV Edit)
(page 71)
Set Thumbnail
Selects a scene for the Title List
thumbnail (page 41)
Title Name
Changes the name of the selected title
(page 51)
8 Disc setting buttons
• Disc Name: Labels the disc (page 33)
• Protect Disc: Protects the disc (DVD-RW in VR
mode only) (page 33)
• Finalize: Finalizes the disc/Creates a DVD menu
(page 34)
• Unfinalize: Unfinalizes the disc if it has already been
finalized (DVD-RW in VR mode only) (page 34)
• Erase All: Erases all titles on the disc (page 34)
• Format: Reformats the disc (page 35)
How to enter characters
Disc information display (Disc Info)
You can check the status of the inserted disc.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Items in the display differ depending on the disc type
or recording format.
You can label a title, disc, program, or channel by entering
characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a title/disc/
program name, but the actual number of characters displayed in
the menus such as the Title List will vary. When the display for
entering characters appears, follow the steps below.
a Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to the
right of the screen and select “A”
(uppercase), “a” (lower case), or “Symbol,”
then press ENTER.
The characters of the selected type are displayed.
Example: Input Title Name
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
Input Title Name
AAB
13:00-14:00
Disc Information
"A"
Close
-
1
Disc Name
2 A B C
2
Protect Disc
3 D E
3
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
4 G H
I
4
Date
Erase All
5 J
L
5
1
DiscName Movie
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
VR
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
.
,
K
F
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
0
Finish
Format
b Press </M/m/, to select a character you
want to enter, then press ENTER.
1 Disc Name
2 Media:
Disc type
3 Format:
Recording format type (DVD-RW only)
The selected character appears at the top of the
display.
Input Title Name
K
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
1
4 Title no.:
Total number of titles
5 Protected:
Indicates whether protection is set (DVD-RW in
VR mode only)
,
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
6 Date:
Dates when the oldest and the most recent titles
are recorded
To enter a letter with an accent mark, select an accent
followed by the letter.
Example: Select “ ´ ” and then “a” to enter “á.”
7 Continuous Rem. Time/Remainder:
To insert a space between the characters, select
“Space.”
• The longest continuous recording time in each of the
recording modes
• Disc space bar
• Remaining disc space/total disc space (approximate)
18
.
Guide to Displays
c Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter all the
characters for the name.
Input Title Name
Kids
"A"
1
.
,
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
◆ To erase a character
A Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to the
input row.
B Press </, to move the cursor to the right of
the character you want to erase.
C Press </M/m/, to select “Back,” then press
ENTER.
◆ To insert a character
A Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to the
input row.
B Press </, to move the cursor to the right of
the point where you want to insert a character.
C Press </M/m/, to select the character you
want to insert, then press ENTER.
◆ To erase all the characters
Press </M/m/, to select “Clear All,” then press
ENTER.
d Press </M/m/, to select “Finish,” then
press ENTER.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
To use the number buttons
You can also use the number buttons to enter characters.
1
In step 2 above, press the number buttons
repeatedly to select the character you want to
enter.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to enter “F.”
2
3
Select the next character, or press SET.
4
Press </M/m/, to select “Finish,” then press
ENTER.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter all of the characters
for the name.
Guide to Displays
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Before Recording
Recording/
Timer
Recording
This section covers the basics of DVD
recording, and the available methods for
setting the timer.
This recorder can record on various discs. Before you record,
read the following and select the disc type according to your
needs.
Recordable discs
This recorder can record on the following discs.
◆Disc type
DVD-RW*1
Ver. 1.1
Ver. 1.1 with CPRM*2
DVD+RW*1
DVD-R*1
Ver. 2.0
*1 “DVD-RW,” “DVD+RW,” and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*2 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a coding
technology that protects copyrights for images.
DVD-RWs and DVD+RWs are rewritable. DVD-Rs are nonrewritable.
The recorder cannot record on the following discs:
• 8 cm discs
• DVD+R
• DVD-RW (Ver 1.0)
• DVD-RAM
• CD-R/CD-RW
Notes
• Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20
• Recording TV programmes
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 23
• Timer Recording
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 25
• Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size
. . page 30
• Recording from External Equipment with a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 31
• Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing the Disc
. . . page 33
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Before Recording
• The following type of high-speed discs can be used for recording: up
to 2×-speed DVD-RWs (Revision 1.0), up to 4×-speed DVD-Rs
(Revision 1.0), or up to 4×-speed DVD+RWs. Note that high-speed
discs will not record at higher speed. You cannot record on the disc if
it is not 1×-speed compatible.
• Use a disc with CPRM to record Copy-Once TV programmes
(page 21).
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video” printed on their
packing.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that contain recordings made on other DVD recorders.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new recordings to
DVD+RWs that contain recordings made on other DVD recorders. If
you do add a new recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the
DVD menu. If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data will be erased.
About recording formats
Differences between the disc types
See pages in parentheses for details.
Disc type
Characteristics
– Records only one sound track of a
bilingual programme (page 24, 82)
– Automatically creates chapters at specified
intervals (page 79)
– Simple editing (erasing titles/changing
title name) (page 51)
– Records bilingual programmes (page 24)
– Creates chapters manually or
automatically (page 54)
– Various editing options using a created
Playlist (page 54)
– Records Copy-Once programmes
provided that the disc has CPRM
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded on this
recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard signal while recording,
the recorder stops recording and a message appears on your TV
screen.
About pictures with Copy Control Signals
Broadcasts that contain Copy Control Signals may have one of
the following three signal types, Copy-Free, Copy-Once, and
Copy-Never. This recorder limits the recording according to
copy protection signal as shown below.
If you want to record a Copy-Once programme, use a DVD-RW
with CPRM in VR mode.
◆Available recording options
CopyFree
CopyOnce
CopyNever
DVD-RW (Ver.1.1)
a
—
—
DVD-RW (Ver.1.1
with CPRM)
VR mode:
Video mode:
a
a
a*
—
—
—
DVD+RW
a
—
—
DVD-R (Ver.2.0)
a
—
—
Recording/Timer Recording
When you insert an unused disc, the recorder automatically starts
formatting. Since available functions differ depending on the
disc type, select the disc that best suits your needs using the chart
below.
You can preset the format for unused DVD-RWs in Options
Setup. When “Format Disc” is set to either “VR” or “Video”
(page 82), the recorder starts formatting in the selected mode
without asking for confirmation. Select “Selectable” if you want
to select the mode each time you insert an unused DVD-RW.
Unrecordable pictures
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM compatible
equipment.
Notes
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment, you need to finalize
the disc. For details on finalizing, see page 34.
• You cannot mix the two formats on one DVD-RW. To change the
disc’s format, reformat the disc (page 35). Note that the disc’s contents
will be erased after reformatting.
Checking the available disc space
(Disc Info)
When recording on a used disc, make sure that there is enough
disc space for recording. With DVD-RWs or DVD+RWs, you
can free up disc space by erasing titles.
Recording mode
While the recorder is stopped, you can select one of six recording
modes by pressing REC MODE repeatedly for the desired
recording time and picture quality. The picture quality generally
improves as the recording time decreases.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
Recording mode
Recording time (minute)
HQ
60
HSP
90
SP (Standard mode)
120
LP
180
The Disc Information display appears.
Items in the display differ depending on the disc type
or recording format. Note that the remaining disc
space indicator is an estimate and actual available
space may differ.
EP
240
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
SLP
360
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
Notes
• The recording times are an estimate and actual times may differ.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the recording
time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or a programme or video
source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Disc type
and format
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
Longest available continuous
recording time for each
recording mode (approximate)
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Disc space
bar
Format
Remaining/
total disc
space
(approximate)
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◆How programmes are recorded on the disc
A new programme is recorded on the last space [a] only. Check
that the remaining disc space is large enough for the recording.
Erasing “B” does not free up any space
a
A
B
To free up disc space using the Disc Map
display (DVD-RW in Video mode, DVD+RW
only)
The Disc Map display in the Tool menu allows you to check the
disc status and erase titles on the disc.
1
Press TITLE LIST while the disc is in the
recorder.
2
3
Press TOOL.
C
New recording
You cannot free up disc space on a DVD-R. Erasing a title will
only hide the title name in the Title List menu. The erased titles
will still take up space on the disc.
◆How programmes are recorded on the disc
A programme is recorded on the free disc space [a]. Check that
the total remaining disc space is large enough for recording.
Press M/m to select “Disc Map” from the Tool
menu, then press ENTER.
The Disc Map display appears.
◆ To check free disc space
Press </, to select an open space.
The remaining space and the longest recording time
in each of the recording modes appears.
Disc Map
Erasing “B” frees up more space
Empty
HQ[ 0H30M]
LP [ 1H30M]
A
B
C
a
a
A
HSP[ 0H45M]
EP[ 2H00M]
SP[ 1H00M]
2.3GB
SLP[ 3H00M]
Selected open
space
C
Erase
New recording
Cancel
New recording
(continued)
◆To free up disc space
You can free up disc space by erasing titles. The original title
used for a Playlist cannot be erased.
To erase a title, see page 52.
To erase multiple titles, see page 52.
◆ To free up disc space by erasing a title using the
Disc Map
A Press </, to select the title you want to
erase, then press ENTER.
The title is selected.
Disc Map
2 DEF 20:00- 21:00
Wed 17.9 20:00( 1H00M)
◆How programmes are recorded on the disc
The recorder searches for the largest block of space [a] and
records there. Check that there is a continuous free block large
enough for the recording. If not, the recording will stop.
Selected title
Erase
Erasing “B” and “C” creates a block of free space
A
B
C
D
a
D
A
New recording
◆To check or free up disc space
For DVD-RWs (Video mode) and DVD+RWs only, you can
check free disc space and title location, and also erase titles using
the Disc Map display (see below).
z Hint
You can erase all the disc’s titles other than protected titles at one time
(page 34).
Notes
• When you erase titles, the title order may change depending on the disc
type or format.
• After finalizing, you cannot record further on a DVD-RW (Video
mode) or DVD-R.
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SP 0.6GB
Cancel
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
Repeat step 1 to erase multiple titles.
B Press m to select “Erase,” then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
C Press </, to select “OK.”
All of the selected titles are erased, freeing up
disc space. If you want to change your selection,
select “Change.”
D Press RETURN repeatedly to turn off the Title
List menu.
Note
You cannot erase a title during playback or recording.
Recording TV programmes
With the recording side facing down
• Check that the disc has enough available space for the
recording (page 21).
• When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD+RW,
DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode), you cannot record both
sound tracks. Select the sound track, main or sub using the
Options Setup Display (page 82).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if
necessary (page 30).
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
e Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position or input source you want to record.
Z
"/1
PROG +/–
Number
buttons, -/--
f Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display changes
on the TV screen as follows:
HQ
DISPLAY
HSP
SP
LP
EP
SLP
TIME/TEXT
TV/DVD
</M/m/,,
ENTER
X REC PAUSE
z REC
Recording/Timer Recording
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
Before you start…
For more details of the recording mode, see page 21.
g Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording continues until you stop the recording or
the disc is full.
x REC STOP
REC MODE
INPUT SELECT
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP. Note that it may take a few seconds for
recording to stop.
To pause recording
Press X REC PAUSE. To restart recording, press the button
again.
a Press }/1.
The recorder turns on and the power indicator on the
front panel lights up in green.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, set the TV to TV
input using the TV/DVD button and select the programme you
want to watch. If your TV is connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV to TV input
using the t (TV/video) button. See “Controlling Your TV or
AV Amplifier (Receiver)” in the separate booklet, “Hookups and
Settings.”
About the Teletext function
Some broadcasts systems ensure a Teletext service* in which the
complete programmes and their data (title, date, channel,
recording start time etc.) are stored day by day. When recording
a programme, the recorder automatically takes the programme
name from the Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. For
details, see “TV Guide Page” (page 79).
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Recording TV programmes
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Note that the Teletext information will not appear on your TV
screen. To view the Teletext information on your TV screen,
press TV/DVD on the remote to switch the input source to your
TV.
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.
* not available in some areas
z Hints
• You can also start and stop recording using the Tool menu. Press
TOOL and select “Record” or “Rec Stop,” then press ENTER.
• You can stop recording from the Title List menu as well. Select the title
you are currently recording and press ENTER. Then select “Rec Stop”
from the sub-menu.
• 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.
• To select a programme position, you can also use the number buttons
in step 5 above.
• If you record from equipment connected to the recorder’s input jack,
you can also use the INPUT SELECT button to select “L1,” “L2,”
“L3,” “L4,” or “DV” in step 5. For details, see “Recording from
connected equipment” (page 72).
• You can also select the recording mode using the Tool menu (page 30).
Notes
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start recording.
• While recording or during recording pause, you cannot change the
recording mode.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are recording may be
erased.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme while recording
another PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme.
To record what you are watching on your TV (TV
Direct Rec) (for SCART connections only)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can easily record
what you are watching on the TV.
Press z REC while a disc is in the recorder.
The recorder automatically turns on and starts recording
what you are watching on the TV. “TV” appears in the
front panel display.
To turn off this function, set “TV Direct Rec” to “Off” in
Features Setup (page 79).
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
The recorder automatically receives and records stereo and
bilingual programmes based on the ZWEITON system or the
NICAM system.
A DVD-RW (VR mode) can record both main and sub sounds.
You can switch between main and sub when playing the disc.
A DVD+RW, DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode) can record
only one sound track (main or sub) at a time. Select the sound
track using the Setup Display before recording starts. Set
“Bilingual Recording” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in Options
Setup (page 82).
◆ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based programme is
received, “STEREO” or “BILINGUAL” appears on the front
panel display.
◆NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based programme is
received, “NICAM” appears on the front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set “Audio” of
“Channel Setting” in “Settings” to “NICAM” (default). If the
sound is not clear when listening to NICAM broadcasts, set
“Audio” to “Standard” (see “Presetting channels manually” in
the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings”).
z Hint
You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording bilingual
programmes using the
(audio) button. This does not affect the
recorded sound.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information such as recording time
or disc type.
Notes
• You cannot record what you are watching using this method when the
recorder is in the following modes: pause, tuner preset, Easy Setup,
playback, and recording. You also cannot record on a protected disc.
• Do not turn off the TV or change the TV programme position during
TV Direct Rec.
a Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
The recording information appears.
DVD-RW
VIDEO
SP
1:23:45
Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in 30 minute increments by
pressing just the z REC button.
1 Disc type/format
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration time.
3 Recording mode
Each press advances the time in 30 minute increments. The
maximum duration is six hours.
4 Recording time
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.
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Recording TV programmes
2 Recording status
b Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
Creating chapters in a title
Timer Recording
The recorder can automatically divide a recording (a title) into
chapters by inserting chapter marks at 6 or 15 minute intervals
during recording. Select the interval, “6Min” (default) or
“15Min” in “Auto Chapter” of Features Setup (page 79).
z Hint
You can make chapters manually when playing DVD-RWs (VR mode).
For details, see page 54.
• If “Auto Chapter” is set to “Off” in Features Setup, no chapters are
automatically created.
• When no more chapter marks can be added, you may not be able to
make additional recordings or edit the disc.
Before you start…
• Check that the disc has enough available space for the
recording (page 21).
• When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD+RW,
DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode), you cannot record both
sound tracks. Select the sound track, main or sub using the
Options Setup Display (page 82).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if
necessary (page 30).
Recording/Timer Recording
Notes
You can set the timer for a total of eight programmes up to one
month in advance.
There are two setting methods: the manual setting and VIDEO
Plus+ setting.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme position of the
programme manually.
• VIDEO Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number designated for each
TV programme (page 29).
Setting the timer manually (Standard)
Z
"/1
[TIMER]
SYSTEM MENU
RETURN
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
x REC STOP
a Press }/1.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
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c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
e Press [TIMER].
g Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The Timer List menu appears. The TIMER REC
indicator lights up on the front panel and the recorder
is ready to start recording.
h Press RETURN to turn off the Timer List, or
press [TIMER] and repeat from step 5 to
enter additional timer settings.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
recorder before the timer recording starts.
The Timer programming (Standard) menu appears.
To stop recording during timer recording
Timer - Standard
Press x REC STOP.
Set the timer manually.
Date
Start
Stop
Today
:
:
Prog.
PDC
Mode VPS
Cancel
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer List)”
(page 28).
VIDEO Plus+
If the Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+) menu
appears, press < to switch the display.
f Set the following items using </M/m/,.
A Press M/m to set the date, then press ,.
Each time you press M/m, the item changes as
follows.
Today y Tomorrow y …… y Tue 28.10
(1 month later) y Sun (every Sunday) y ……
y Sat (every Saturday) y Mon-Fri (Monday
to Friday) y Mon-Sat (Monday to Saturday)
y Sun-Sat (Sunday to Saturday) y Today
B Press M/m to set the start time, then press ,.
C Press M/m to set the stop time, then press ,.
D Press M/m to set the programme position, then
press ,.
When you set the timer for recording from
connected equipment, select “Line1,” “Line2,”
“Line3,” or “Line4.”
E Press M/m to select the recording mode (HQ,
HSP, SP, LP, EP, or SLP), then press ,.
F Press M/m to set the PDC/VPS function “On”
or “Off.”
See “About the PDC/VPS function” below for
more information.
Timer - Standard
OK
Set the timer manually.
Date
Start
Stop
Tomorrow 20 : 00 20 : 30
Prog.
AAB
PDC
Mode VPS
SP
Cancel
On
VIDEO Plus+
z Hints
• For recording over the next day, leave the starting date setting as it is,
and enter the ending time in the setting. The date will automatically
change to the next day.
• You can also display the timer programming menu by:
– selecting “TIMER” from the System Menu.
– selecting “Timer” from the Tool menu while the Timer List menu is
displayed (page 17).
• You can also use the recorder even when the recorder stands by for
recording. To remind you of the timer setting, a message appears on
your TV screen five minutes before the timer recording starts.
Notes
• If “The disc is full or nearly full” appears on the screen, change the
disc, or make available space for the recording (DVD-RW/DVD+RW
only).
• Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the timer recording.
If not, the timer recording cannot be made.
To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite tuner and select
the satellite programme you want to record. Leave the satellite tuner
turned on until the recorder finishes recording. If you connect
equipment with a timer function, you can use the Synchro Rec function
(page 31).
About the PDC/VPS function
PDC/VPS signals are transmitted with TV programmes in some
broadcast systems. These signals ensure that timer recordings
are made regardless of any broadcast delays, early starts, or
broadcast interruptions.
To use the PDC/VPS function, set “PDC/VPS” to “On” in step 6
above.
When you turn on this function, the recorder starts scanning the
channel before the timer recording starts. If you are watching TV
when scanning starts, a message will appear on the TV screen. If
you want to watch TV, switch to your TV’s tuner or turn off the
PDC/VPS channel scan function.
◆ To turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan function
A Press TOOL.
◆ If you make a mistake
Press </, to select the item you want to change.
◆ To exit without saving the current setting
Press </M/m/, to select “Cancel,” then press
ENTER.
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Timer Recording
B Press M/m to select “PDC/VPS Scan Off.”
To ensure that the PDC/VPS function works properly, turn off
the recorder before the timer recording starts. This will
automatically turn on the PDC/VPS channel scan function while
the recorder remains off.
Notes
Note
• The beginning of some recordings may not be made when using the
PDC/VPS function.
• Select “PDC/VPS Scan Off” when dubbing or editing a DV/Digital8
format tape. When finished, select “PDC/VPS Scan On” so that the
timer recordings will be made.
If the timer settings overlap
The following display appears.
Timer
These timer settings overlap. Do you want to save this setting?
Wed 29.10
21:00-22:00
AAB
SP
Wed 29.10
20:30-21:00
DEF
SP
If you use the SMART LINK connection, you can easily display
the timer programming menu by pressing just the [TIMER]
button.
Press [TIMER] while a disc is in the recorder.
The TV and recorder turn on and the TV’s input is switched to
the recorder. The Timer programming menu appears.
Note
When you use this function, leave the TV on, or in the standby mode.
Rec Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for the recording, the
recorder automatically selects the recording mode to enable the
programme to be recorded. This function is normally set to on.
To store the setting, press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
To cancel or change the setting, select “Cancel.” When the
Timer List menu appears, change or cancel the setting (page 28).
◆When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the second
programme starts recording only after the first programme has
finished.
◆To cancel the function
7:00
A Press TOOL while the Timer List is displayed.
B Press M/m to select “Rec Mode Adjust,” then press
ENTER.
Cancel
OK
Note
To extend the recording duration time
You can extend the recording duration while recording.
1
2
Press TOOL during recording.
Extend Rec. Time
Timer setting B
Off
4
◆When the recordings start at the same time
The programme that is set last has priority. In this example, timer
setting B is set after A, so the first part of timer setting A will not
be recorded.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Timer setting A
◆When the end time of one recording and the start time of
another are the same
After finishing the previous recording, the other recording may
be delayed.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Timer setting A
SP
Extend Time
3
will be cut off
OK
Cancel
Sun 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
10:00
Timer setting B
Press M/m to select “Extend Rec,” then press
ENTER.
The following display appears.
Set the timer extend function.
9:00
Timer setting A
C Press </, to select “Off,” then press ENTER.
This function only works with a timer recording and the PDC/VPS
function set to off. It does not function with Quick Timer or Synchro
Rec.
8:00
Recording/Timer Recording
To display the timer programming menu
automatically with one button (One Touch
Timer) (for SCART connections only)
You cannot extend the recording duration time when “PDC/VPS” is set
to “On.”
Press M/m to select the duration time, then press
ENTER.
You can set the duration in increments of 10 minutes,
up to 60 minutes.
Timer setting B
Note
When “PDC/VPS” is set to “On” for one or more timer recordings, the
start times may change in the event of a broadcast delay or early start.
Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
z Hint
You can also extend the recording duration time using “Extend Rec” in
the sub-menu of the Timer List.
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Timer Recording
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Checking/changing/cancelling timer
settings (Timer List)
◆ To erase the setting
A Select “Erase,” then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Erase
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings using the Timer
List menu.
a Press SYSTEM MENU.
Are you sure you want to erase
this timer setting?
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15
OK
AAB
SP
Cancel
The System Menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “TIMER LIST,” then
press ENTER.
The Timer List menu appears.
TIMER LIST
B Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
◆ To check for overlapped settings
Sports
-RW VR
If you do not want to erase the setting, select
“Cancel,” then press ENTER or RETURN.
AAB
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15 SP
Wed 29.10 20:30-21:30 SP
DEF
Wed 29.10 21:00-22:00 SLP
GHI
Thu 30.10 16:00-17:00 SLP
DEF
A Select “Check Overlap,” then press ENTER.
The display for confirming overlapped settings
appears.
PDC
VPS
PDC
VPS
Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
1 Disc name
To enter a disc name, see “Labelling a disc (Disc
Name)” (page 33).
2 Timer information:
Displays the recording date, time, recording
mode, etc.
• ❐ indicates the overlapped setting.
• a (red) indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
• z (grey) indicates that the setting cannot be recorded
in the selected recording mode.
c Press M/m to select the setting you want to
check/change/cancel, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
d Press M/m to select one of the following items.
• Modify
• Erase
• Check Overlap
◆ To modify the setting
A Select “Modify,” then press ENTER.
The display for modifying appears.
Modify
OK
Modify the timer setting.
Date
Mon-Sat
Start
Stop
22 : 00 22 : 15
Prog.
AAB
PDC
Mode VPS
SP
Cancel
Off
B Press </M/m/, to select the item and
change the setting.
To undo the change, press </M/m/, to select
“Cancel,” then press ENTER or RETURN.
To change another setting, repeat step 2.
C Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
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Timer Recording
Wed 29.10
21:00-22:00
AAB
Wed 29.10
21:30-22:30
DEF
Close
B Select “Close.”
To change or cancel the setting, press RETURN
to return to the Timer List menu, and repeat steps
3 and d above.
e Press RETURN to turn off the Timer List.
z Hint
While recording, you cannot modify the timer setting for the current
recording but extend the recording duration time (page 27).
Recording TV programmes using the
VIDEO Plus+ system
Timer - VIDEO Plus+
Set the timer by entering the timer code.
PlusCode No.
Cancel
Standard
If the Timer programming (Standard) menu appears,
press < to switch the display.
f Press the number buttons to enter the
PlusCode number, then press SET.
◆ If you make a mistake
Press CLEAR and re-enter the correct number.
Z
"/1
Number
buttons
CLEAR
SET
g Press M/m to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme position or
station name, recording mode, and PDC/VPS setting
appears. For details about the PDC/VPS function, see
page 26.
[TIMER]
RETURN
◆ To cancel the setting
Press M/m to select “Cancel,” then press ENTER.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Recording/Timer Recording
The VIDEO Plus+ system is a feature that simplifies setting
timer recordings. Just enter the PlusCode number listed in the
TV programme guide. The date, time, and programme position
of that programme are set automatically.
Check that the channel is correctly set in “Channel Setting” in
“Settings” (page 75).
Timer - VIDEO Plus+
Is the follwing timer setting correct? To modify,
adjust each item or re-enter the timer code.
Date
Start
Stop
Mon 28.6 10 : 00 11 : 30
Prog.
AAB
OK
Cancel
PDC
Mode VPS
HQ
Off
Change
x REC STOP
◆ If you want to change the setting
a Press }/1.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
A Press </, to select the item you want to
change.
B Press M/m to change the setting.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
To re-enter the PlusCode number, select “Change.”
h Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the front
panel, and the recorder is ready to start recording.
i Press RETURN to turn off the display.
To record from a decoder or other source, leave the
connected equipment turned on.
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
e Press [TIMER].
The Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+) menu
appears.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
If the timer settings overlap
See page 27.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer List)”
(page 28).
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Timer Recording
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z Hints
• The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer setting
method (page 27).
• You can extend the recording duration time during recording
(page 27).
• You can also display the timer programming menu by:
– selecting “TIMER” from the System Menu.
– selecting “Timer” from the Tool menu while the Timer List menu is
displayed (page 17).
Notes
Adjusting the Recording
Picture Quality and Size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and picture size.
• Check the clock set before setting the timer recording. If not, the timer
recording cannot be made.
• You can also use the recorder even when the recorder stands by for
recording. To remind you of the timer setting, a message appears on
your TV screen five minutes before the timer recording starts.
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
a Press TOOL before recording starts.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Rec Settings,” then press
ENTER.
The following display appears.
Rec. Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Rec Mode :
SP
Rec Screen Size :
4:3
Rec NR :
1
Rec Video Equalizer
c Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Rec NR
Rec NR
Off
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Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size
1
2
3
◆ Rec Mode
Selects the recording mode for the desired recording
time and picture quality. For more information, see
“Recording mode” (page 21).
Recording from External
Equipment with a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
• HQ
• HSP
• SP (default)
• LP
• EP
• SLP
• 4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide mode).
This function works with DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs
(Video mode) when the recording mode is set to HQ,
HSP, or SP. For all other recording modes, the screen
size is fixed at “4:3.”
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), the actual picture size is
recorded regardless of the setting. For instance, if a
16:9 size picture is received, the disc records the
picture as 16:9 even if “Rec Screen Size” is set to
“4:3.”
For DVD+RWs, the screen size is fixed at “4:3.”
You can set the recorder to automatically record programmes
from connected equipment that has a timer function (such as a
satellite tuner). Connect the equipment to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack of the recorder (see the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings”).
When the connected equipment turns on, the recorder starts
recording a programme from the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
Before you start…
• Check that the disc has enough available space for the
recording (page 21).
• When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD+RW,
DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode), you cannot record both
sound tracks. Select the sound track, main or sub using the
Options Setup Display (page 82).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if
necessary (page 30).
Recording/Timer Recording
◆ Rec Screen Size
Sets the picture size of the programme to be recorded
◆ 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.
Z
"/1
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Color: Makes the colours deeper or lighter.
d Adjust the setting using </M/m/,, then
TOOL
press ENTER.
The larger the number, the greater the effect. The
default setting is underlined.
Items
Settings
Rec NR
Off
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1 ~ 3
x REC STOP
Rec Video Equalizer
Contrast
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Brightness
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Color
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
e Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust any other
items.
f Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Note
The adjustments made here are for the recorder and cannot be saved for
individual titles.
REC MODE
SYNCHRO REC
a Press }/1.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear the sound
from the recorder.
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
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Recording from External Equipment with a Timer (Synchro Rec)
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d Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording and
another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a Synchro Rec
programme, the programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the first
programme has finished.
e Select the line input audio when recording a
bilingual programme.
A Press TOOL.
B Press M/m to select “Line Audio Input,” then
press ENTER.
C Press M/m to select “Bilingual,” then press
ENTER.
f Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, HQ, HSP, SP, LP, EP, or
SLP.
g Set the timer on the connected equipment to
the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
h Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on the front
panel. The recorder is ready to start SynchroRecording.
The recorder automatically starts recording when it
receives an input signal from the connected
equipment. The recorder stops recording when the
connected equipment turns off.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP.
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press SYNCHRO REC. The SYNCHRO REC indicator turns
off.
Notes
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with some tuners. For details,
refer to the tuner’s operating instructions.
• While 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 Synchro-Recording 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 recorder starts recording only after detecting the video signal from
the connected equipment. The beginning of the programme may not be
recorded regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on or off.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy guard signal cannot
be recorded. When you record a programme that contains a Copy-Once
signal, use a DVD-RW (Ver. 1.1 with CPRM) in VR mode for
recording. For details, see “Unrecordable pictures” (page 21).
• When using the Synchro Rec function, do not use the VCR control
function on connected equipment.
• The Synchro Rec function cannot be used with a decoder.
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Recording from External Equipment with a Timer (Synchro Rec)
7:00
8:00
First programme
Second programme
will be cut off
9:00
10:00
Labelling, Protecting, or
Finalizing the Disc
c Press M/m to select “Disc Name,” then press
ENTER.
The display for entering a disc name appears.
Input Disc Name
"A"
1
.
,
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
d Enter a name by following the explanation on
page 18.
The Disc Information display appears with the new
disc name.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Recording/Timer Recording
Using the Disc Information display, you can label, protect, or
finalize your disc. You can even erase the entire disc except for
the protected titles. This section explains settings effective for
the entire disc.
Protect Disc
e Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Note
The disc name will not appear when the disc is played on a different
recorder.
Labelling a disc (Disc Name)
Protecting a disc (Protect Disc)
You can enter up to 64 characters for a disc name (the actual
number of displayed characters will vary). The disc name will be
displayed in the Title List, etc.
You can protect an entire disc. To protect individual titles, see
page 51.
Note that this protection is effective only for inadvertent edit
commands and erasure.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Example: When the inserted disc is a DVD-RW (VR
mode).
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
Format
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Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing the Disc
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c Press M/m to select “Protect Disc,” then press
ENTER.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
The display for setting disc protection appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
Protect Disc
Select the protection status for this disc.
Protect
The Disc Information display appears.
Don't Protect
Disc Information
Close
d Press </, to select “Protect,” then press
ENTER.
The display returns to the Disc Information display.
e Press RETURN to turn off the display.
To cancel the disc protection
1
Repeat steps 1 to 3 above.
The display for setting disc protection appears.
2
Press </, to select “Don’t Protect.”
The display returns to the Disc Information display.
3
Press RETURN to turn off the display.
DiscName Movie
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
c Press M/m to select “Finalize,” then press
ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time required for
finalizing and asks for confirmation.
Finalize
About xx min is needed for finalizing this disc.
Cannot cancel finalizing during transaction.
Do you want to finalize?
OK
Cancel
Finalizing a disc (Finalize)
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Finalizing is necessary when you play discs recorded with this
recorder on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between the disc types
on the table below.
When you finalize a DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+RW, or
DVD-R, a DVD menu will be automatically created, which can
be displayed on other DVD equipment.
When a finalized disc is in the recorder, the FINALIZED
indicator lights up on the front panel.
Differences between the disc types
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing a disc
on VR format compatible equipment.
You may need to finalize the disc depending on
the DVD equipment, or if the recording time is
short. You can edit or record on the disc even
after finalizing.
Finalizing is unnecessary, since DVD+RWs are
automatically finalized when removed from the
recorder. However, you may need to finalize the
disc by following the steps below for certain
DVD equipment, or if the recording time is
short. You can edit or record on the disc even
after finalizing.
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
equipment other than this recorder. After
finalizing, you cannot edit or record on the disc.
If you want to record on it again, reformat the
disc (page 35). However, all contents recorded
in the disc will be erased.
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
equipment other than this recorder. After
finalizing, you cannot edit or record on the disc.
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Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing the Disc
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
To unfinalize a disc
If you cannot record or edit on the DVD-RW (VR mode) that has
been finalized with other DVD equipment (a message appears),
unfinalize the disc.
Select “Unfinalize” in step 3 above.
z Hint
You do not need to finalize a disc again once the disc has been finalized
with this recorder.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or the DVD
equipment, discs may not play even when the discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize the disc if it was recorded on
another recorder.
Erasing all the titles on the disc (Erase
All)
You can erase all the titles on the disc except the titles you have
set protection.
The disc name and recording format remain the same.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
◆ When you place a DVD-RW and set “Format
Disc” to “Selectable” in Options Setup
The display asks you to select the recording format.
Format
Disc Information
Close
Select the recording format.
DiscName Movie
Media
Title no.
DVD-RW
Format
Video
Protect Disc
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Press </, to select “VR” or “Video,” then press
ENTER.
Format
The recorder starts formatting the disc.
c Press M/m to select “Erase All,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
When there is a protected title on the disc, a list of
protected titles appears.
Notes
• Even when you have set protection for the title, all the contents will be
erased after formatting the disc.
• A protected disc cannot be reformatted (DVD-RW in VR mode only).
Erase All Titles
Do you want to erase all the titles?
OK
Recording/Timer Recording
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
VR
Disc Name
VR
Cancel
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The titles are erased.
Reformatting a disc (Format)
By reformatting, you can change the recording format of DVDRWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have
been finalized. Make sure nothing important is left on the disc,
as all the disc contents will be erased. For DVD+RWs, reformat
the disc if you want to create a blank disc.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Format
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
c Press M/m to select “Format,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing the Disc
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Before Playing
Playback
Read the following information before playing a disc.
This section explains the basics of
playback, such as playable disc types, and
describes the settings necessary for
playback in general.
Playable discs
This recorder can play the following discs in both the 12 cm and
8 cm sizes.
◆Disc types
DVD VIDEO*
DVD-RW*
Ver. 1.0
Ver. 1.1
Ver. 1.1 with CPRM
DVD+RW*
DVD-R*
DVD+R*
Music CD
• Before Playing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 36
• Playing Discs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 37
CD-R/CD-RW
(Music CD format
only)
• Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc
. . . . . . . . . page 40
* “DVD VIDEO,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+RW,” and “DVDR” are trademarks.
• Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 42
• Checking the Play Information and Playing Time
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 43
• Selecting the Sound
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 44
• TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 45
• Changing the Angles
Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear of the unit
and will only play DVD VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with
identical region codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled
ALL
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message
“Playback prohibited by region code.” will appear on the TV
screen. Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region code
indication may be labelled even though playing the DVD
VIDEO is prohibited by area restrictions.
. . . . . . . page 46
X
RDR–XXXX
• Displaying the Subtitles
. . . . . page 47
00V 00Hz
00W
NO.
0-000-000-00
• Adjusting the Playback Picture and Sound
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 47
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Before Playing
will also play on this recorder.
Region code
Discs that cannot be played on this recorder
The recorder cannot play the following discs:
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in the music CD
format
• Data part of CD-Extras
• VIDEO CDs
• Super VCDs
• DVD-ROMs
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code (page 36)
Playing Discs
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will be
heard from the analog stereo jacks. To avoid possible damage
to the audio system, the consumer should take proper
precautions when the analogue 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 44).
• Do not play DTS sound tracks without first connecting the
recorder to an audio component having a built-in DTS decoder.
The recorder outputs the DTS signal via the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack even if “DTS” is set to “Off”
in the Audio Setup (page 79), and may affect your ears or cause
your speakers to be damaged.
Z
Number
buttons, SET
TOP MENU
Notes
• The following type of high-speed discs can be played back on this
recorder: up to 2×-speed DVD-RWs (Revision 1.0), up to 4×-speed
DVD-Rs (Revision 1.0), or up to 4×-speed DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs.
• DVD-RW/-Rs, DVD+RWs/+Rs, or CD-RW/-Rs recorded on another
recording device cannot be played on this recorder if they have not
been correctly finalized. Some discs cannot be played due to the
recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and authoring software.
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
H
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 the Audio Setup (page 79).
• If you connect the recorder to audio equipment without a builtin DTS decoder, do not set “DTS” to “On” in the Audio setup
(page 79). A loud noise may come out from the speakers,
affecting your ears or causing the speakers to be damaged.
"/1
Playback
Depending on the disc, some operations may differ, or certain
restrictions may apply. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your disc.
x
a Press }/1.
The recorder turns on and the power indicator lights
up in green.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
c Press
Z to open the disc tray.
d Place a disc on the disc tray.
With the playing side facing down
e Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears in the front panel
display.
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Playing Discs
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◆ When playing a DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R
You can select the title from the Title List menu. See
“Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc” (page 40).
◆ If a menu appears on the TV screen
See “Using the DVD’s Menu” below.
f Press H.
The recorder starts playback.
To adjust the volume
Adjust the volume of your TV or amplifier (receiver).
To stop playback
Press x.
Using the DVD’s Menu
When you play a DVD VIDEO which contains several titles, you
can select the title you want using the TOP MENU or MENU
button.
When you play DVD VIDEOs that allow you to select items
such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the
sound, select these items using the MENU button.
a Press TOP MENU or MENU.
The disc’s menu appears on the TV screen.
The contents of the menu vary from disc to disc.
b Press </M/m/, or the number buttons to
select the item you want to play or change.
To turn off the recorder
Press @/1.
c Press ENTER.
z Hint
You can also start or stop playback using the Tool menu.
To start playback automatically with one button
(One Touch Play) (for SCART connections only)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can turn on the
recorder and the TV, set your TV’s input to the recorder, and
start playback automatically with one button.
Press H while a disc is in the recorder.
The TV and recorder turn on and the TV’s input is switches to
the recorder. Playback starts automatically.
Note
When you use this function, leave the TV on, or in the standby mode.
To play a DVD VIDEO for which Parental Control
is set
When the message “Do you want to temporarily change parental
control to *?” appears on the TV screen, follow steps below.
1
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The display for entering your password appears.
Parental Control
Enter your password.
Cancel
Password
2
Enter your four digit password using the number
buttons.
The cursor moves to “OK.”
3
Press ENTER to select “OK.”
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see “Parental Control (DVD
VIDEO only)” (page 80).
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Playing Discs
z Hint
If you are playing a finalized DVD-R, DVD+RW, or DVD-RW (Video
mode), you can display the menu with the TOP MENU or MENU button.
See “Finalizing a disc (Finalize)” (page 34) for more information about
finalizing and DVD menus.
Basic operations/Changing the
playback speed
Z
Playback
REPLAY
TOOL
m
/
M (Search)
</M/m/,, ENTER
./>
x
X
Jog Stick
H
To:
Operations
Discs
Pause
Press X. To resume playback, press X or H.
All discs
Locate the beginning of
the title/chapter/track
During playback, press > or ..
• > : Goes to the next title/chapter/track.
• . : Goes back to the beginning of the previous title/chapter/track.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), you can manually add chapter marks
(page 54).
All discs
Stop play and remove
the disc
Press Z.
All discs
Replay the previous
scene
Press REPLAY.
This function is useful when you want to review a scene or dialogue you
missed.
Fast forward/fast
reverse (search)
While playing a disc, briefly push the Jog Stick to the left or right. Each
time you push the Jog Stick, the search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse m
FR1 T
FR2 T T
FR3* T T T
All discs
fast forward
M
t FF1
t t FF2
t t t FF3*
To resume to the normal speed, press H.
When you push and hold the Jog Stick down to the left or right, fast
forward/fast reverse continues at the selected speed until you release the
Jog Stick. Actual speeds may differ with some discs or recording modes.
* Music CDs cannot be played at FR3/FF3.
Frame by frame (Slowmotion play)
Push m / M Jog Stick for more than one second when the
recorder is in pause mode.
To return to the normal speed, press H.
Watch one frame at a
time (Freeze Frame)
Push m / M Jog Stick briefly when the recorder is in pause
mode.
To return to the normal speed, press H.
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Playing Discs
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To resume playback from the point where you
stopped the disc (Resume Play)
When you stop the disc, the recorder remembers the point where
you pressed x.
• For DVDs:
Resume Play works as long as you do not open the disc tray
(you may turn off the recorder).
• For CDs:
Resume Play works as long as you do not turn off the recorder
or open the disc tray.
1
While playing a disc, press x to stop playback.
“RESUME” appears on the front panel display.
If “RESUME” does not appear, Resume Play is not
available.
2
Press H.
The recorder starts playback from the point where
you stopped the disc in step 1.
Selecting a Recorded Title
on a Disc
The Title List menu displays all the titles recorded on the disc
and you can select the one you want to play. For details, see also
page 15.
◆To play from the beginning of the disc
Reset the resume point using the Tool menu.
Press TOOL and press M/m to select “Reset Resume,” then press
ENTER.
◆To play from the beginning of the title
You can locate the beginning of the title/track using the Tool
menu. Press TOOL and press M/m to select “Play From Start,”
then press ENTER. Playback automatically starts from the
beginning of the title.
TITLE LIST
SYSTEM MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
ZOOM +/–
CURSOR MODE
RETURN
m/M
H
Notes
• Depending on the disc, the recorder may not resume playback from
where you stopped the disc.
• Depending on where you stopped the disc, the recorder may not
resume playback from exactly the same point.
• The point where you stopped playing is cleared when:
– you open the disc tray.
– you play another title.
– you switch the Title List menu (Original or Playlist).
– you edit the disc, such as erasing a title.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you turn off the recorder (CD only).
– you make a recording (except for DVD-RWs in VR mode).
X
a Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
For a DVD-RW (VR mode), select “Original” or
“Playlist” using the Tool menu (page 16).
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Play,” then press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title on the disc.
z Hints
• You can also display the Title List menu using the System Menu. Press
SYSTEM MENU and select “TITLE LIST,” then press ENTER
(page 15).
• You can select Page mode by pressing CURSOR MODE (page 16). In
Page mode, you can change the page of the Title List using M/m.
• You can also use the H button to start playback.
• To change the title name, see “Labelling a title (Title Name)”
(page 51). If the programme contains Teletext signals, the title name
will automatically appear in the Title List.
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Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc
To change the title order (Sort)
You can sort the titles according to date, number, or title.
1
Press < while the Title List menu is turned on.
The Sort buttons are selected.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Press M/m to select date, number, or title, then
press ENTER.
The titles are sorted in selected order.
Order
Sorted
Date
in order of date (when the titles were
recorded). The title that is recorded
most recently is listed at the top.
Number
in order of recorded title number.
Title
in alphabetical order.
If you use the SMART LINK connection, you can easily display
the Title List menu by pressing just the TITLE LIST button.
Press TITLE LIST while a disc is in the recorder.
The TV and recorder turn on and the TV’s input is switched to
the recorder.
The Title List menu appears.
Note
When you use this function, leave the TV on, or in the standby mode.
To change a title thumbnail picture (Thumbnail)
(DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for a thumbnail picture in a
zoomed Title List menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST while a disc is in the recorder.
The Title List menu appears.
2
Press M/m to select a title whose thumbnail
picture you want to change, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Press M/m to select “Set Thumbnail,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting a thumbnail picture appears.
The selected title starts to play in the background.
To show the list in greater detail (Zoom)
Press ZOOM+ while the Title List menu is turned on to view
detailed information about the title.
To return to the normal Title List menu, press ZOOM–.
Set Thumbnail
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
-RW.VR
Sort
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
1
AAB
My Movies
13:00-14:00
Date
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Number
2
Title
DEF
20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M)
3
AAB
9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M)
Playback
1
Title
2
1.5/4.7GB
Date
Sort
Sort buttons
My Movies
ORIGINAL
To display the Title List automatically with one
button (One Touch Menu) (for SCART
connections only)
1 AAB 13:00-14:00
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
SP
DEF
SLP
AAB
EP
GHI
SLP
0:00:45
4
1 Title’s thumbnail picture
2 Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, date/time of
recording, programme position, and recording
mode*.
While watching the playback picture, press H,
X, or m/M to select the scene you want to set
for a thumbnail picture, then press ENTER.
Playback pauses at the selected scene, and the
display asks for confirmation.
Set Thumbnail
Do you want to set this point as a Thumbnail?
• indicates that the title is protected.
• a (red) indicates that the title is being recorded.
* The displayed recording mode refers to the mode selected when the
programme was recorded on this recorder.
OK
Change
Cancel
To change the selection, select “Change.”
5
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail picture.
6
Press RETURN to turn off the display.
z Hint
After recording, the first scene of the recording (the title) is
automatically set for the thumbnail picture.
Notes
• Title thumbnail pictures are displayed only on this recorder.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail picture to be displayed.
Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc
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Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track
c Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track, time code,
etc., you want.
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.
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and a CD by track.
Since titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc,
you can select the desired title/chapter/track by entering its
number. Or, you can search for a scene using the time code.
d Press SET.
The recorder starts playback from the selected title/
chapter/track/scene.
To cancel searching
Press RETURN.
Number buttons,
SET
Notes
CLEAR
• You cannot search for a still picture on a DVD-RW (VR mode) using
Time Search.
• If you enter a number that does not exist, the current selection does not
change.
TOOL
M/m, ENTER
RETURN
a Press TOOL during playback.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select the search method, then
press ENTER.
• Title Search (for DVDs)
• Chapter Search (for DVDs)
• Track Search (for CDs)
• Time Search (for DVDs): Searches for a starting point
by entering the time code.
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
Title : -- (21)
The number in parentheses indicates the total number
of titles, tracks, etc.
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Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track
Checking the Play
Information and Playing
Time
◆ Display 2
Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
Original
DVD-RW
VR
SP
T1
0:00:45
1 Disc type/format (page 20)
2 Title type (Original or Playlist) (page 16)
3 Play mode
Playback
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 disc.
4 Recording mode* (page 21)
5 Playing status bar
6 Title number (page 40)
7 Playing time
* The displayed recording mode refers to the mode selected when the
programme was recorded on this recorder.
To check the remaining time
TIME/TEXT
DISPLAY
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows:
Title/track information (Display 1)
m
Play mode/time information (Display 2)
m
(Display off)
The displays differ depending on the disc type or playing status.
◆ Display 1
Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly while the Display 2 is displayed
above.
Each time you press the button, the display changes in the
following order.
◆When playing a DVD
• Playing time of the current title (hours: minutes: seconds)
• Remaining time of the current title
• Playing time of the current chapter
• Remaining time of the current chapter
• Disc name (DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R only)
◆When playing a CD
• Playing time of the current track (minutes: seconds)
• Remaining time of the current track
• Playing time of the current disc
• Remaining time of the current disc
• Disc name
To check the disc name (except DVD VIDEO)
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly while the Display 2 is displayed.
The text appears only when text is recorded on a CD, or if you
input the disc’s name. To label a DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R,
see “Labelling a disc (Disc Name)” (page 33).
Title 1
Movies
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
1 Title/track number/name
2 Available disc functions (angle/audio/subtitle,
etc.)
DVD-RW
VR
SP
T2
0:00:45
Text, Disc
name
z Hint
When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in Options Setup
(page 82), playback information automatically appears for several
seconds after starting playback.
3 The current selected function or audio setting
(appears only temporarily)
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Checking the Play Information and Playing Time
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Checking the playing time on the front
panel display
Selecting the Sound
You can view the playing or time information and text displayed
on the TV screen also on the front panel display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
Each press of the button changes the information as follows:
◆When playing a DVD
Title playing time and the current title/chapter number
Remaining time of the current title
When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio
formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS), you can
select the audio format. If a DVD VIDEO is recorded with
multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.
With CDs, you can select the sound from the right or left channel
and listen to the sound of the selected channel through both the
right and left speakers. For example, when playing a disc
containing a song with the vocals on the right channel and the
instruments on the left channel, you can listen to the instruments
only from both speakers, by selecting the left channel.
Playing time and number of the current chapter
Remaining time of the current chapter
Disc name
DISPLAY
◆When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track/index number
Press
(audio) repeatedly during playback to
select one of the audio options.
Remaining time of the current track
The following display appears.
Example: DVD VIDEO
Playing time of the disc
Remaining time of the disc
Disc name
z Hint
Long text that does not fit in a single line will scroll across the front panel
display.
Notes
• Depending on the type of disc being played, the disc’s text may not be
displayed.
• 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 “*.”
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Selecting the Sound
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
◆When playing a DVD VIDEO
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies.
When four numbers are displayed, they indicate a language
code. To see which language the code represents, see “Language
Code List” (page 92). When the same language is displayed two
or more times, the DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple audio
formats.
◆When playing a DVD-RW in VR mode
The types of sound tracks recorded on a disc are displayed. The
default setting is underlined.
Example:
• 1: Main (main sound)
• 1: Sub (sub sound)
• 1: Main/Sub (main and sub sound)
◆When playing a CD
The default setting is underlined.
• Stereo: The standard stereo sound
• 1/L: The sound of the left channel (monaural)
• 2/R: The sound of the right channel (monaural)
TV Virtual Surround
Settings (TVS)
Notes
• Depending on the disc, you may not be able to change the audio format.
• When playing a DVD-RW in VR mode: If you connected to an AV
amplifier (receiver) using the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack and want to switch between the sound tracks, set
“Dolby Digital” in Audio Setup to “D-PCM.”
When playing a DVD, you can check the format of the current
audio signal (Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, DTS, PCM, etc.).
Playback
Checking the audio signal format
When you connect a stereo TV or two front speakers, TVS (TV
Virtual Surround) lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using
sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of
the front speakers (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear
speakers. If the player is set up to output the signal from the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack, the surround
effect will only be heard when “DOLBY DIGITAL” is set to “DPCM.”
TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for
home use using just a stereo TV.
Press DISPLAY.
The following display appears.
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
Rear (L/R)
SUR
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Front (L/R)
+ Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
◆About audio signals
Audio signals recorded in a disc contain the sound elements
(channels) shown below. Each channel is output from a separate
speaker.
• Front (L)
• Front (R)
• Centre
• Rear (L)
• Rear (R)
• Rear (Monaural): This signal can be either Dolby Surround
Sound processed signals or Dolby Digital sound’s monaural
rear audio signals.
• LFE (Low Frequency Effect) signal
Note
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 79).
Press SUR repeatedly during playback to select
one of the TVS sounds.
Refer to the following explanations given for each item.
• Off
• Dynamic
• Wide
• Night
• Standard
TV Virtual Surround modes
◆Dynamic
Creates one set of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the
actual front speakers (L, R) as shown below.
This mode is effective when the distance between the front L and
R speakers is short, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
TV
◆Wide
Creates five sets of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the
actual front speakers (L, R) as shown below.
This mode is effective when the distance between the front L and
R speakers is short, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
TV
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TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS)
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◆Night
Large sounds, such as explosions, are suppressed, but quieter
sounds are unaffected. This feature is useful when you want to
hear the dialogue and enjoy the surround sound effects of
“Wide” at low volume.
Changing the Angles
◆Standard
Creates three sets of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the
actual front speakers (L, R) as shown below.
This mode is effective when you use two separate front speakers.
L
R
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on a
DVD VIDEO, “ANGLE” appears in the front panel display,
indicating that you can change the viewing angle.
L: Front speaker (left)
R: Front speaker (right)
: Virtual speaker
To cancel the setting
Select “Off”.
z Hint
You can select the TVS mode from the Tool menu (page 48).
Notes
• When the playing signal does not contain a signal for the rear speakers,
the surround effects will be difficult to hear.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off the surround
setting 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.
• Not all discs will respond to the “Night” function in the same way.
• The TVS function cannot be used with discs recorded on this recorder.
• When you use the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack to
listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to “MPEG” in Audio
Setup, no sound will come from your speakers if you select one of the
TVS modes.
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Changing the Angles
Press
(angle) repeatedly during playback to
select an angle.
The scene changes to the selected angle.
Angle 1(3)
Notes
• Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the
angles even if multi-angles are recorded on the disc.
• You cannot change the angles when playing a disc recorded on this
recorder.
Displaying the Subtitles
Adjusting the Playback
Picture and Sound
You can adjust the video/audio signal from the recorder to obtain
the picture or sound quality you want.
If subtitles are recorded on a disc you can change the subtitle
language or turn the subtitles on and off whenever you want
during playback.
Playback
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
Press
(subtitle) repeatedly during playback to
select a setting.
1 : English
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies.
When four numbers are displayed, they indicate a language
code. To see which language the code represents, see “Language
Code List” (page 92).
To turn off the subtitles
Select “Off”.
Notes
Adjusting the picture quality
a Press TOOL during playback.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Video Settings,” then
press ENTER.
The following display appears.
Video Settings
Select the item you want to change.
• Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the
subtitle language even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it. You
also may not be able to turn them off.
• You cannot change the subtitles when playing a disc recorded on this
recorder.
Y NR :
2
C NR :
2
BNR :
2
DVE :
Off
PB Video Equalizer
c Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Y NR
Y NR
Off
1
2
3
◆ Y NR (luminance noise reduction)
Reduces noise contained in the luminance element of
the video signal.
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Displaying the Subtitles
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◆ C NR (chroma noise reduction)
Reduces noise contained in the colour element of the
video signal.
◆ BNR (block noise reduction)
Reduces “block noise” or mosaic like patterns in the
picture.
◆ DVE (digital video enhancer)
Sharpens the outlines of the images.
Adjusting the sound quality
a Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
◆ PB Video Equalizer (Playback 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 colours deeper or lighter.
• Hue: changes the colour balance.
d Press </, to adjust the setting, then press
ENTER.
The larger the number, the greater the effect. The
default settings are underlined.
b Press M/m to select “Audio Settings,” then
press ENTER.
The following display appears.
Audio Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Surround :
Off
Audio Filter :
Sharp
c Press M/m to select the item, then press
ENTER.
Example: Surround (TVS)
Surround (TVS)
Items
Settings
Y NR
Off
1
2
3
C NR
Off
1
2
3
BNR
Off
1
2
3
Select a surround effect.
Off
Dynamic
Wide
Night
DVE
Off
1
2
3
Standard
PB Video Equalizer
Contrast
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Brightness
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Color
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Hue
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
e Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust any other
items.
f Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Notes
• If the outlines of the images on your screen become blurred, set “BNR”
to “Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the BNR effect may
be hard to discern. The BNR function may not work with some screen
sizes.
• When playing a disc recorded in SLP recording mode, the BNR setting
may have little effect.
◆ Surround (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects one of the surround modes. For more
information, see “TV Virtual Surround Settings
(TVS)” (page 45).
• Off (default)
• Dynamic
• Wide
• Night
• Standard
◆ Audio Filter (all discs)
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.
* Sampling frequency of audio source
This function affects output signals from the LINE 1
TV, LINE 3/DECODER, or LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO
L/R) jacks.
d Press </M/m/, to select the option, then
press ENTER.
e Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Note
There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter depending on the
disc or playback environment.
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Adjusting the Playback Picture and Sound
Before Editing
Editing a DVD
This section introduces the basics of DVD
editing, and explains edit functions for the
recording on a disc.
This recorder offers various edit options. Before you edit, read
the following to see what is available for your disc.
Note that you may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
Checking the disc type, recording
format, and title type
Editing a DVD
Press TITLE LIST, and check the disc type and recording format
indicated at the top of the Title List menu. If the disc is a VR
mode disc, check also the title type, Original or Playlist. If you
edit an original title instead of a Playlist title by mistake, it is
irreversible. You will be unable to recover the erased title, or
revert the edited title to the previous status.
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-Rs/
DVD-RWs (Video mode)
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode titles are actual
recordings on the disc, you cannot undo the edits you have done.
Title List menu for DVD+RWs/DVD-Rs/
DVD-RWs (Video mode)
Disc type/
Recording
format
-RW.Video
My Movies
TITLE LIST
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
Basic edit functions available with Video mode titles:
– Setting protection against erasure (page 51).
– Labelling a title (page 51).
– Erasing a title (page 52).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 52).
Notes
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit or record on the disc (except
for DVD-RWs in VR mode and DVD+RWs).
• You cannot create a Playlist (see below) on a DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+RW, or DVD-Rs.
• Before Editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 49
• Basic Editing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 51
• Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 54
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Before Editing
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Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
You have two options for a DVD-RW (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.
Editing the “Original”
Basic edit functions available with Originals:
– Labelling a title (page 51).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 51).
– Erasing a title (page 52).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 52).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 53).
All edits made to the original title are final. If you plan to retain
an unaltered original recording, create and edit a Playlist (see
below).
The Title List (Original) menu displays all the original titles on the disc.
Disc type/
Recording format
-RW.VR
Title type
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
Note
Original titles provide a source for the created Playlist. If you use an
original title for a Playlist, you will be unable to erase the original title.
Editing the “Playlist”
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.
Example: You have recorded the final few matches of a football
tournament on a DVD-RW (VR mode). You want to create a
digest with the goal scenes and other highlights, but you also
want to keep the original recording.
In this case, you can collect the scenes of the highlights, and
create playback information (a Playlist title). You can even
rearrange the scene order within the Playlist title.
The above is only an example. Try using the Playlist’s various
edit functions, or use them in conjunction with an Original edit.
Devise your own ways of editing with Playlists and Originals.
The Title List (Playlist) menu displays the Playlist titles on the disc.
Disc type/
Title type
Recording format
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
Sort
Date
Number
Title
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Before Editing
PLAYLIST
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Advanced edit functions available with the Playlist:
– Labelling a title (page 51).
– Erasing a title (page 52).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 52).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 53).
– Creating a Playlist title from selected titles and scenes
(page 54).
– Rearranging the title order (page 57).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 57).
– Combining multiple titles into one title (page 58).
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
Basic Editing
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Title Name,” then press
ENTER.
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note that these
edits are irreversible to the original status.
If you want to edit a DVD-RW (VR mode) without changing the
original recordings, create a Playlist (page 54).
The display for entering a title name appears.
To enter character, see page 18.
Input Title Name
AAB
13:00-14:00
Notes
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
.
2
3 D E
3
1
,
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
0
Finish
d When you finish entering the title name,
press </M/m/, to select “Finish.”
A new Title List menu appears with the title of the
entered name.
Editing a DVD
• If “No new data can be added to this disc” appears on the screen, erase
any unwanted titles before editing.
• For DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs (Video mode):
Finish all the editing before finalizing the disc. You cannot edit a
finalized disc.
• For original titles in DVD-RWs (VR mode):
Original titles provide a source for derived Playlist. When you use an
original title for a Playlist, you will be unable to erase or edit the
original title.
TITLE LIST
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
./>
m/M
H
X
CHAPTER MARK
CHAPTER ERASE
Protecting a title (Protect)
You can set protection for a title so that the title cannot be erased.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select “Original”
from the Tool menu.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Labelling a title (Title Name)
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
Title
You can enter up to 64 characters for a name. The title name will
be displayed in the Title List menu.
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1
Sort
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Protect,” then press
ENTER.
The following display appears.
Protect
Select the protection status for this title.
1
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
AAB
13:00-14:00
Mon 15. 9
1.5/4.7GB
On
Off
d Press </, to select “On,” then press
ENTER.
The protection is set.
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To cancel the protection
1
2
3
Select the protected title in step 2.
z Hint
If you are using a DVD-RW (Video mode) or DVD+RW, you can erase
a title using the Disc Map (page 22).
Press M/m to select “Protect,” then press ENTER.
Press </, to select “Off,” then press ENTER.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)
To protect the entire disc
See page 33.
You can erase more than two titles at one time using the Tool
menu.
Note
◆For DVD-Rs:
Note that erasing titles on a DVD-R does not increase available
disc space.
You cannot protect Playlist titles.
◆For DVD-RWs (VR mode):
Note that you are unable to erase the original title if there is a
Playlist title derived from the original title.
Erasing a title (Erase)
You can erase titles individually using the sub-menu.
◆For DVD-Rs:
Note that erasing titles on a DVD-R does not increase available
disc space.
◆For DVD-RWs (VR mode):
Note that you are unable to erase the original title if there is a
Playlist title derived from the original title.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
a Press TITLE LIST.
-RW.VR
a Press TITLE LIST.
Title
b Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Erase Titles,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased appears.
Erase Titles
b Press M/m to select the title you want to erase,
then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The title is erased.
◆ When the selected title is protected
• To continue the procedure, press , to select
“Change.”
The protection display appears. Select “Off” by
pressing </,, then press ENTER.
• To cancel the procedure, select “Close” by pressing
</,, then press ENTER.
◆ When the selected title is referred to by a
Playlist
Select “Close” as you are unable to delete an original
title that is referred to by a Playlist.
If you want to delete the original title, first delete the
Playlist title. Then, delete the original title.
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Basic Editing
Select the titles to erase.
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
Cancel
d Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box next to the
selected title.
To clear the check mark, press ENTER again.
Erase Titles
Select the titles to erase.
OK
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
Cancel
List
Reset All
To list all of the titles to be erased, select “List.”
To clear all the check marks, select “Reset All.”
e Repeat step 4 to select all the titles you want
to erase.
◆ When the selected title is protected
The display asks for confirmation.
The selected title plays in the background. The slider
indicates the current playback point.
A-B Erase (Set point A)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
• To continue the procedure, press , to select
“Change.”
The protection display appears. Select “Off” by
pressing </,, then press ENTER.
• To cancel the procedure, select “Close” by pressing
</,, then press ENTER.
f Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To return to the display for selecting titles, select
“View All.”
g Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
z Hint
If you are using a DVD-RW (Video mode) or DVD+RW, you can erase
a title using the Disc Map (page 22).
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
Playback point
◆ When the selected title is protected
The display asks for confirmation.
• To continue the procedure, press </, to select
“Change.”
The protection display appears. Select “Off” by
pressing </,, then press ENTER.
• To cancel the procedure, select “Close” by pressing
</,, then press ENTER.
◆ When the selected title is referred to by a
Playlist
Select “Close” as you are unable to delete an original
title that is referred to by a Playlist.
If you want to delete a section of the original title,
first delete the Playlist title. Then, delete the section.
Editing a DVD
◆ When the selected title is referred to by a
Playlist
Select “Close” as you are unable to delete an original
title that is referred to by a Playlist.
If you want to delete the original title, first delete the
Playlist title. Then, delete the original title.
A 0:12:34
B – :– –:– –
d While watching the playback picture, set
point A using H, X, and m/M, then
press ENTER.
The display for setting point B appears, and the title
continues to play in the background.
A-B Erase (Set point B)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
You can erase a section of a title using the sub-menu.
◆For original titles in a DVD-RW (VR mode):
Note that you are unable to erase the original title if there is a
Playlist title derived from the original title.
A 0:12:34
B 0:23:45
A
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “A-B Erase,” then press
ENTER.
e While watching the playback picture, set
point B using H, X, and m/M, then
press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
A-B Erase
Erase the scene
between A 0:12:34 and B 0:23:45?
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change A
Change B
To preview, select “Preview.”
To reset either point A or B, select “Change A” or
“Change B.”
f Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The scene is erased, and the display asks whether to
erase another scene.
To continue, select “Yes” and repeat the steps above.
The display for setting point A appears.
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Basic Editing
53
g To exit, press </, to select “No,” then
press ENTER.
The display returns to the Title List menu.
Advanced Editing (Playlist
Edit)
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.
Creating chapters manually
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any point you like.
Press CHAPTER MARK during playback at the
point where you want to divide the title into
chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking…” appears on the
screen and the scene to the left and right of the mark becomes a
chapter.
This section explains how to create a Playlist, and then covers
available edit functions for the created Playlist.
Playlist titles can be created from scenes that are selected
original titles or other Playlist titles.
Since edits to the Playlist does not affect the original title, you
can redo editing as many times as you like.
To create a Playlist title, you will do the following.
1.Select a title or titles for editing
m
2.“Capture” multiple scenes from the selected title(s)
m
3.Confirm the scenes on the Scene List
m
4.If necessary, edit the scenes on the Scene List
m
Marking...
5.Connect scenes to create a “Playlist” title
To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing a chapter mark during
playback.
1
Press . or > to search for a chapter
number.
2
Press CHAPTER ERASE while displaying the
chapter you want to erase.
The current playing chapter combines with the
previous chapter.
TITLE LIST
TOOL
Notes
• Playback may momentarily stop when inserting a chapter mark.
• A message will appear when no more chapter marks can be added. In
this case, you may not be able to record or edit the disc.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
X
H
Creating a Playlist title from other
titles
Collect your favourite scenes from original titles or other Playlist
titles to create a new Playlist title. You can rearrange the order of
the scenes or edit the scenes as well.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List (Original) menu or the Title List
(Playlist) menu appears.
Example: The Title List (Original) menu.
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Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
b Press TOOL.
g Press M/m to select one of the titles, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
◆ To add the entire title as one scene to the
Playlist title
Select “Capture All” and go to step 14.
h Press M/m to select “Capture,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the start point (IN) appears.
The selected title starts to play in the background.
The Tool menu appears.
Capture (Set IN point)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
Editing a DVD
c Press M/m to select “Create Playlist,” then
press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
Create Playlist
Select the titles you want to capture.
Original
Cancel
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
0:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
IN0:10:26
OUT- : - - : - -
Select All
i While watching the playback picture, select
the start of the scene using H, X, and m/
M, then press ENTER.
d Press M/m to select the title you want to
include in the Playlist title, then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the end point (OUT) appears,
and the title continues to play in the background.
Capture (Set OUT point)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
A check mark appears in the check box next to the
selected title.
To clear the check mark, press ENTER again.
Create Playlist
Select the titles you want to capture.
IN0:10:26
OUT0:23:45
IN
OK
Original
Cancel
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
0:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
Select All
Reset All
j While watching the playback picture, select
the end point of the scene using H, X, and
m/M, then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To select all of the titles, select “Select All.”
Capture
Do you want to capture the scene
between IN 0:10:26 and OUT 0:23:45?
e Repeat step 4 when adding more titles.
To go to the next page, press m.
To clear all the check marks, select “Reset All.”
f Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change IN
Change OUT
To view the selected scene, select “Preview.”
To reset either the IN or OUT point, select “Change
IN” or “Change OUT.”
The list of selected titles appears.
k Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Create Playlist - Selected Titles
Select a title to start capturing.
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
0
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
0
Cancel
The selected portion is captured as a scene, and the
display asks whether to continue scene capture.
Add Title
Capture
Do you want to select another scene?
To add another title, select “Add Title.”
More
No More
New Title
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Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
55
l Press </, to select an option on the screen,
then press ENTER.
To capture a scene from the same title, select
“More,” and repeat the steps above.
To capture a scene from another title, select “New
Title,” and repeat the steps above.
m To end scene capture, press </, to select
“No More” and press ENTER.
◆ To erase the scene (Erase)
A Press M/m to select the scene you want to
erase, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
C When the display asks for confirmation, press
</, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
◆ To check the captured scenes in a single title
◆ To change the scene contents (Change IN/
Change OUT)
A Press M/m to select a title from the list of
selected titles, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
A Press M/m to select the scene you want to
change, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select “Check Scenes,” then press
ENTER.
The thumbnail pictures of the captured scenes
within the title appear.
B Press M/m to select “Change IN,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point appears.
The display returns to the list of selected titles.
Capture (Set IN point)
Check Scenes
1
2
Close
n Press </M/m/, to select “Scene List,” then
press ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the selected
scenes.
Total number of scenes
Total duration of the selected scene
Scene List
Total 0:33:28
DEF
1
20:00-21:00
Scenes 2
OK
-1
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
DEF
2
20:00-21:00
Quit
-2
0:25:00 - 0:45:08
Add
Preview
◆ To change the scene order (Move)
A Press M/m to select the scene you want to
move, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the insertion point
appears.
Move
DEF
1
20:00-21:00
-1
Cancel
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
Where do you want to move this scene to?
DEF
2
20:00-21:00
-2
0:25:00 - 0:45:08
C Press M/m to select the insertion point, then
press ENTER.
The scene moves to its new position, and the
display returns to the Scene List menu.
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2 DEF 20:00-21:00
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
IN0:10:26
OUT0:23:45
C Repeat steps 9 to 14.
To reset the OUT point, select “Change OUT,”
then repeat steps 10 to 14.
The display returns to the Scene List menu.
◆ To add another scene
Press </M/m/, to select “Add,” then press
ENTER. Repeat steps above.
◆ To preview the entire Playlist title
Press </M/m/, to select “Preview,” then press
ENTER. The captured scenes start to play in the
listed order. When the playback is finished, the
display returns to the Scene List menu.
o Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The scenes are connected to create a new Playlist
title, and the display for entering the title name
appears.
◆ To enter a new name
Select “Enter” and follow the explanations on
page 18.
◆ To use the default name
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
A new Title List menu appears with the title of the
entered name.
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the “IN” point and “OUT” point will
become chapter marks, and each scene will become a chapter.
Notes
• The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
• You can capture, move or change the IN and OUT points for a
maximum of 50 scenes per title.
Moving a Playlist title (Move)
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
You can change the Playlist title order within the Title List
(Playlist).
The display setting the dividing point appears.
The selected title starts to play in the background.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOL, and select “Playlist” from the Tool menu.
-RW.VR
Date
TITLE LIST
PLAYLIST
My Movies
Divide
1 ABC 13:00-14:00
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Editing a DVD
Sort
c Press M/m to select “Divide” then press
ENTER.
0:12:34
Number
Title
d While watching the picture on the screen,
move the playback point using H, X, and
m/M.
b Press < to select the sort buttons.
c Press M/m to select “Number,” then press
ENTER.
e Press ENTER at the point where you want to
divide the title.
The display asks for confirmation.
Divide
d Press M/m to select the title you want to move,
then press ENTER.
Do you want to divide this title at this point?
OK
Change
Cancel
The sub-menu appears.
e Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for moving titles appears.
f Press M/m to select the new location, then
press ENTER.
The title moves to its new location, and the display
returns to the new Title List (Playlist) menu.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
To change the dividing point, select “Change.”
f Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks if you want to enter a new name.
◆ To enter a new name
Select “Yes” and follow the explanations on page 18.
◆ To use the same name as before
Select “No.”
The title is divided and the Title List menu appears
with the two divided titles.
You can divide a Playlist title into two Playlist titles. For
example, if a Playlist title contains two football matches, you can
divide the title where the first match ends.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOL, and select “Playlist” from the Tool menu.
-RW.VR
Sort
Date
TITLE LIST
PLAYLIST
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
Title
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Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
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Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine)
f Press , to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Combine
Combine the titles in the following order.
You can add new contents to an existing Playlist title by
combining the title with other Playlist titles.
1
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
3
AAB
13:00-14:00
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3
4
AAB
13:00-14:00
5.10
a Press TITLE LIST.
OK
The Title List menu appears.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOL, and select “Playlist” from the Tool menu.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
PLAYLIST
My Movies 1.5 / 4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
13:00-14:00
28. 9
4
AAB
13:00-14:00
5. 10
Sort
Title
Change
To change the selection, select “Change.”
g Press </, to select “OK,” then 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 18.
h Press M/m to select a name, then press
ENTER.
b Press TOOL.
The titles are combined, and the display returns to the
Title List menu.
The Tool menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Combine,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
Additional Playlist edit functions
Combine
Select the titles to combine.
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
3
AAB
13:00-14:00
28. 9
4
AAB
13:00-14:00
5. 10
Cancel
d Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
A number appears next to the selected title,
indicating the order in which you selected the title.
You can also do the following edits for Playlists.
– Label a Playlist title (page 51).
– Erase a Playlist title (page 52).
– Erase multiple Playlist titles (page 52).
– Erase a section of a Playlist title (A-B Erase) (page 53).
– Create chapters in a title (page 54).
To perform these edits, press TITLE LIST * and then follow the
same steps for these functions explained in “Basic Editing”
(page 51).
* If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press TOOL and select
“Playlist” from the Tool menu.
Combine
Note
Select the titles to combine.
1 1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
3
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
AAB
13:00-14:00
4
28. 9
AAB
13:00-14:00
5. 10
Cancel
Reset All
To cancel the selection, move the cursor to the
selected title by pressing M/m, then press ENTER
again.
e Repeat step 4 to select all the titles you want
to combine.
To list the titles to be combined, select “List.”
To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset All.”
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Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
Erasing Playlist titles will not free up disc space.
Before Recording/Editing
You can record from connected equipment,
such as a digital video camera.
The recorder has a DV IN jack that inputs digital signals, and
LINE jacks that input/output analogue signals.
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the i.LINK
standard. You can connect other equipment that has an i.LINK
(DV) jack although it is for input only. If you want to have the
recorder to output signals, use the LINE jacks. For more
information, see “About i.LINK” (page 90).
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 in VR mode.
◆When recording from the DV IN jack
See “Preparing for recording using the DV IN jack” below.
◆When recording from the LINE IN jacks
See “Recording From Equipment Connected to the LINE IN
Jacks” (page 71).
Preparing for recording using the DV IN
jack
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV IN jack on the
recorder to record or edit from a DV/Digital8 format tape.
Operation is smooth because the recorder will fast forward and
rewind the tape for you – you do not need to operate your digital
video camera. Do the following to start using the DV Edit
functions of this recorder.
See also the instruction manual supplied with the digital video
camera before connecting.
Notes
• The DV IN jack on this recorder is for input only.
• Only DVC-SD format signals can be input to the DV IN jack on this
recorder. Do not connect a MICRO MV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
• Recording may be limited if the images on the tape contain copyright
protection signals.
• Turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan function when dubbing or editing
(page 26).
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
Connecting a
Digital Video
Camera or
Other
Equipment
• Before Recording/Editing . . . . . . . . . .page 59
• Available DV Dubbing Functions . . . . .page 61
• Recording an Entire DV/Digital8 Format Tape
(ONE TOUCH DUB)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 62
• Program Edit
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 62
• Advanced Program Edit
. . . . . .page 65
• Re-editing the “program” in the DV Edit List
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 67
• Creating a Copy of the Edited Contents (Copy
Dubbing)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 70
• Recording From Equipment Connected to the
LINE IN Jacks
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 71
,continued
Before Recording/Editing
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c Press Z to close the disc tray.
Hookups
DVD recorder
To DV IN
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use a new DVD, formatting starts
automatically. When using a new DVD-RW, select
the recording format, VR or Video.
d Insert the source DV/Digital8 format tape
into the digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, the digital video
camera must be set to video playback mode.
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
e Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
repeatedly to select “DV.”
The front panel display changes as follows.
Programme
position
L1
L2
L3
L4
DV
DV output
Digital video camera
f Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly
to select the recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
HQ
: Signal flow
HSP
SP
LP
EP
SLP
g Select the audio input for the digital video
camera using the Tool menu.
Z
A Press TOOL.
B Press M/m to select “DV Audio Input,” then
press ENTER.
TOOL
M/m, ENTER
C Press M/m to select the item, then press
ENTER.
• Stereo1 (default)
• Mix (both stereo 1 and stereo 2)
• Stereo2
You are ready to start recording.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture before recording.
See “Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size” (page 30).
REC MODE
INPUT SELECT
a Turn on your TV and this recorder, then set
the TV to the connected channel (“VIDEO”
etc.).
b Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
tray.
Make sure that the disc has enough free space to
record the contents of your tape.
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Before Recording/Editing
Notes
• You cannot connect more than two pieces of digital video equipment
to the recorder.
• Depending on the digital video equipment, you may not be able to
control the equipment.
• 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 with a sound track that
is recorded in multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 32
kHz), no sound will be output when playing back the switched point on
the disc.
• In order to use this recorder’s Auto Chaptering feature, 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.
Available DV Dubbing
Functions
◆About the “DV Edit List”
The “DV Edit List” contains the “programs.” If you re-edit the
program, the re-edited program is stored in the DV Edit List, but
the original program is lost. You can store up to 20 programs in
the DV Edit List.
◆One Touch Dub (page 62)
Records the entire contents of a DV/Digital8 format tape to a
disc of your choice with a single touch of the ONE TOUCH
DUB button.
◆Program Edit (page 62)
Allows you to select scenes from a DV/Digital8 format tape, and
then record the selected scenes to a disc of your choice. As you
select the scenes, you will create a “program” (see below), which
will then be used to dub the selected scenes to a disc. Before you
dub the scenes, you can rearrange the order and make other
changes using the “Scene List” (see below).
◆Re-editing the “program” in the DV Edit List (DVD-RW in VR
mode only) (page 67)
Allows you to select the “program” (see below) created during
One Touch Dub or Advanced Program Edit from the “DV Edit
List” (see below), and make further edits before coping the
contents to a disc. You can delete or create new scenes, or
rearrange the order of existing scenes.
◆Copy Dubbing (page 70)
Allows you to make duplicate copies of the “programs” (see
below) in the “DV Edit List” (see below) to a disc of your choice.
When making copies, you will need the original DV/Digital8
format tapes used to create the “program.”
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1 Disc mark
2 Program name
3 Total playing time
4 Date of editing or recording
◆About the “Scene List”
The contents of the programs are contained in the “Scene List.”
A thumbnail of each scene, as well as the length of the scene is
displayed in the list. You can add or delete scenes, or change the
order of the scenes. 50 scenes can be made for each program.
Total 1:23:30 Scenes 20
SCENE LIST
1
0:00:30-0:00:52
Duration 0:00:22
2
0:01:40-0:06:23
Duration 0:06:43
3
0:07:07-0:10:51
Duration 0:03:44
4
0:11:40-0:16:19
Duration 0:04:39
OK
Quit
Add
1 Thumbnail picture
2 Time information
3 Total duration of the program
4 Total number of scenes
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
◆Advanced Program Edit (page 65)
Allows you to select scenes from a DV/Digital8 format tape by
first recording the entire contents of the tape to a DVD-RW (VR
mode), whereupon you can easily create a “program” (see
below). By first copying the entire contents of the tape to a disc,
the start and stop points on the tape automatically become scenes
(you can also select scenes manually). These scenes are
displayed in a “scene list” (see below). You can then delete,
rearrange, or select new scenes to create a “program.” Once the
“program” is complete, you will use it to copy the scenes to a
disc of your choice from the “DV Edit List” (see below).
Furthermore, you can also automatically create a Playlist of the
edited scenes and save it on the DVD-RW (VR mode) you used
to originally record the entire contents of the tape.
DV EDIT LIST
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Note
About “programs”
After you make a dubbing, do not throw away or record over your tapes.
You will need them later to make additional edits or copies.
“Programs” are automatically created whenever you make a One
Touch Dub, Program Edit, or Advanced Program Edit. These
programs are stored in the “DV Edit List” (see below) and
contain editing information such as which scenes have been
selected, moved, or deleted.
Programs are useful when you want to make duplicates of the
edited contents because you do not have to select the same
scenes again from the tape – just select the program. You can
also re-edit the program to create different variations of the
original program. Note that programs contain only the start and
stop points of the scenes; they do not contain the actual scenes
themselves so you need to use the original DV/Digital8 format
tapes to copy a program to a disc.
Available DV Dubbing Functions
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Recording an Entire DV/
Digital8 Format Tape (ONE
TOUCH DUB)
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.
The recorder controls the digital video camera for the whole
process, and completes the recording.
Program Edit
You can select scenes from a DV/Digital8 format tape, and then
automatically record selected scenes to a disc of your choice.
Example for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
Example for all disc types
a
a
a
a
c
b
b
b
When using a DVD-RW (VR mode), chapter marks [b] are
marked where the recordings start on the tape [a].
For other discs, the recorder marks chapters either in 6 or 15
minute intervals depending on the setting in “Auto Chapter” in
Features Setup (page 79).
c
b
b
When using a DVD-RW (VR mode), chapter marks [b] are
marked where the recordings start on the tape [a]. Chapter marks
are also inserted at the IN points of the selected scenes [c].
For other discs, the recorder marks chapters either in 6 or 15
minute intervals depending on the setting in “Auto Chapter” in
Features Setup (page 79).
To use this function, you will do the following:
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Preparing for recording
using the DV IN jack” (page 59), then press ONE
TOUCH DUB on the front panel of 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, and turns off.
To stop during recording
Press x REC STOP.
z Hints
• The date and time of the recording made with your digital video
camera is assigned as the program name in the DV Edit List (page 67)
(example: DV11.10.2002 13:30 – 12.10.2002 16:46).
• If you set “Finalize Disc” to “Auto” in Features Setup (page 81), the
recorded disc will automatically be finalized after recording is
finished.
Connect your digital video camera and prepare for recording
m
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Using the recorder’s remote control, you will 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
Dub the selected scenes to a disc
After you have selected the scenes, the recorder will fast forward
and rewind the tape automatically and record the scenes to a disc
of your choice.
Notes
• The recorder does not start One Touch Dub when you set “Add to Edit
List” to “On” (default) in Features Setup (page 81) and there are
already twenty programs on the recorder. In this case, the recorder
beeps and the front panel display lights up. Delete unnecessary
programs from the DV Edit List menu (page 67) and repeat the steps
above.
• When a blank space on the tape continues for more than five minutes,
One Touch Dub ends automatically.
• This function may not work with certain digital video cameras. In this
case, follow the instructions of “Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN Jacks” (page 71).
• In order for a One Touch Dub recording to be added to the DV Edit
List, “Add to Edit List” in Features Setup must be set to “On” (default)
(page 81).
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Recording an Entire DV/Digital8 Format Tape (ONE TOUCH DUB)
Select scene(Set IN point)
IN 0:00:30
OUT – :– –:– –
SYSTEM MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
RETURN
H
The display for setting the OUT point (end of the
scene on the tape) appears. The scene starts to play in
the background from the IN point.
Select scene(Set OUT point)
a Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Preparing for recording
using the DV IN jack” (page 59), then press
SYSTEM MENU.
b Press M/m to select “DV EDIT,” then press
ENTER.
The DV Edit menu appears.
IN 0:00:30
OUT 0:00:52
g While watching the playback picture, search
for the OUT point by pressing m or M,
then press ENTER.
The display asks whether to add the selected scene to
the Scene List menu.
DV EDIT
Scenes Selection
Program Edit
Select only the scenes you want to copy
from the DV tape.
Do you want to capture the scene
between IN 0:00:30 and OUT 0:00:52?
Advanced Program Edit
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change IN
Change OUT
DV Edit List
c Press M/m to select “Program Edit,” then
press ENTER.
The display asks whether to start selecting scenes.
Scenes Selection
h Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
A new Scene List menu appears with the selected
scene.
Do you want to select a scene?
Start
To preview the scene, select “Preview.”
To reset either the IN or OUT point, select “Change
IN” or “Change OUT.” Repeat from step 5.
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
x REC STOP
f While watching the playback picture, search
for the IN point by pressing m or M, then
press ENTER.
Cancel
◆ If you have previously saved a program
The display asks whether to edit an existing program
or to create a new program. To resume editing the
existing program, select “Saved Data.”
d Press </, to select “Start,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point (start of the scene
on the tape) appears.
e Press H to start playback of the tape in your
digital video camera.
SCENE LIST
1
0:00:30-0:00:52
Duration 0:00:22
Total 0:00:22 Scenes 1
OK
Quit
Add
i Press </M/m/, to select “Add” and press
ENTER. Then repeat steps 5 to 9 to select all
the scenes you want to include.
You can add up to 50 scenes to a title.
The scene starts to play in the background.
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Program Edit
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Total 1:23:30 Scenes 20
SCENE LIST
1
0:00:30-0:00:52
Duration 0:00:22
2
0:01:40-0:06:23
Duration 0:06:43
3
0:07:07-0:10:51
Duration 0:03:44
4
0:11:40-0:16:19
Duration 0:04:39
OK
Quit
l Press </, to select “Start,” then press
ENTER.
The recorder starts recording the tape contents as
programmed.
To quit recording, press x REC STOP.
Add
m When the recording is finished, press
ENTER to select “Close.”
The display returns to the DV Edit menu.
To edit the Scene List, select a scene by pressing </
M/m/,, and then press ENTER. When the submenu appears, select an edit option you want to apply
to the scene.
◆ To erase the scene
A Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
B When the display asks for confirmation, press
</, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
◆ To move the scene
A Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the scene insertion point
appears.
B Press M/m to select the point, then press
ENTER.
The scene moves to the selected location.
◆ To reset the start or end of the scene
Press M/m to select “Change IN” or “Change OUT,”
then press ENTER.
◆ To preview the scene
Press M/m to select “Preview,” then press ENTER.
To cancel, press </M/m/, to select “Quit” in the
Scene List menu, then press ENTER.
j When you finish editing the Scene List, press
</M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The display for entering a title name appears.
Title Name
Enter the title name.
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OK
Enter
To enter a new name, select “Enter,” and follow the
explanations on page 18.
k To use the default name, press </, to select
“OK,” then press ENTER.
The default title name is fixed, and the display asks
whether to start recording. If you want to change the
recording mode, press </, to move the cursor,
then press M/m to select the mode.
DV Dubbing
Change the recording mode if necessary.
Select "Start" to start dubbing.
SP
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Program Edit
Start
Cancel
n Press RETURN repeatedly to turn off the
display.
Notes
• The disc 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, follow the instructions of “Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN Jacks” (page 71).
• 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 change slightly during
dubbing.
• You cannot set a scene shorter than one second.
• This function may not work with certain digital video cameras. In this
case, follow the instructions of “Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN Jacks” (page 71).
Advanced Program Edit
You can quickly edit a DV/Digital8 format tape by first copying
the entire contents of the tape to a DVD-RW (VR mode) and
then select the scenes you want from the disc. After you select
the scenes, you can change discs and record the scenes to another
disc of your choice. If necessary, you can also create a Playlist
title of the selected scenes in the DVD-RW (VR mode).
a
SYSTEM MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
RETURN
a
c
DVD-RW
(VR)
c
New disc
b
b
a Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Preparing for recording
using the DV IN jack” (page 59), then press
SYSTEM MENU.
Insert a DVD-RW (VR mode) into the recorder.
Make sure that the disc has enough free space to
record the contents of your tape.
b
When dubbing to a DVD-RW (VR mode), chapter marks [b] are
marked where the recordings start on the tape [a]. Chapter marks
are also inserted at the IN points of the selected scenes [c].
b Press M/m to select “DV EDIT,” then press
ENTER.
The DV Edit menu appears.
DV EDIT
To use this function, you will do the following:
Connect your digital video camera and prepare for recording
m
Record the entire contents of the DV/Digital8 tape to a
DVD-RW (VR mode)
Select only the scenes you want to copy
from the DV tape.
Program Edit
Advanced Program Edit
DV Edit List
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
x REC STOP
m
Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
Taking advantage of the disc’s quick accessibility, you will
select the scenes you want from the recorded DVD-RW. You do
not have to fast forward or rewind the tape as explained in
“Program Edit” (page 62). You can also reset, erase, or change
the order of the scenes.
m
Dub the scenes to another disc
After you have selected the scenes, you can dub the selected
scenes to another disc of your choice. Or, you can create a
Playlist of the selected scenes.
c Press M/m to select “Advanced Program
Edit,” then press ENTER.
The display asks whether to start recording.
DV Dubbing
Change the recording mode if necessary.
Select "Start" to start dubbing.
SP
Start
Cancel
If you want to change the recording mode, press
</, to move the cursor, then press M/m to select
the mode.
d Press </, to select “Start,” then press
ENTER.
The recorder starts recording the tape contents.
To quit recording, press x REC STOP.
When recording is finished, the display asks if you
want to create scenes within the generated program
automatically or manually, or quit editing.
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Advanced Program Edit
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◆ To erase the scene
Edit
A Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
Select the method for dividing scenes.
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Auto
Manual
Chapter 2
Cancel
◆ To create scenes automatically
Press </, to select “Auto,” then press ENTER.
The recorder divides the generated program into
scenes, and the Scene List menu appears.
◆ To create scenes manually
A Press </, to select “Manual,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point appears. The
scene starts to play in the background.
B While watching the playback picture, press
m or M to search for the IN point, then
press ENTER.
The IN point is set, and the display for setting the
OUT point (end of the scene) appears.
C While watching the playback picture, press
m or M to search for the OUT point, then
press ENTER.
The OUT point is set, and the display asks
whether to add the selected scene to the Scene
List menu.
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
• To preview the scene, select “Preview.”
• To reset either the IN or OUT point, select
“Change IN” or “Change OUT.”
D Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
A new Scene List menu appears with the selected
scene.
E Press </M/m/, to select “Add,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the scene insertion point
appears.
F Press M/m to select the insertion point in the
Scene List, then press ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point (start of the
scene) appears.
G Repeat steps 2 to 6 to create all the scenes
you want to add to the Scene List.
You can add up to 50 scenes.
◆ To quit editing
Press </, to select “Cancel,” then press ENTER.
e To edit the Scene List, press </M/m/, to
select a scene in the Scene List menu and
press ENTER.
When the sub-menu appears, select an edit option
you want to apply to the scene.
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Advanced Program Edit
B When the display asks for confirmation, press
</, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
◆ To move the scene
A Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the scene insertion point
appears.
B Press M/m to select the point, then press
ENTER.
The scene moves to the selected location.
◆ To reset the start or end of the scene
Press M/m to select “Change IN” or “Change OUT,”
then press ENTER.
◆ To preview the scene
Press M/m to select “Preview,” then press ENTER.
To cancel, press </M/m/, to select “Quit” in the
Scene List menu, then press ENTER.
f When you finish creating the Scene List,
press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The edited program is saved, and the display asks if
you want to create a Playlist title.
If you select “No,” the display returns to the DV Edit
menu. Go to step 9.
g Press </, to select “Yes,” then press
ENTER.
The display for entering a Playlist title name appears.
To enter a new name, select “Enter,” and follow the
explanations on page 18.
h To use the default name, press </, to
select “OK,” then press ENTER.
A Playlist title of the default title name is created on
the same disc, and the display returns to the DV Edit
menu.
You now have a disc containing both the entire
contents of the DV/Digital8 format tape and a
Playlist of the selected scenes.
To edit the Playlist title, see “Advanced Editing
(Playlist Edit)” (page 54).
i Dub the selected scenes to a disc.
Make copies of the selected scenes to a disc of your
choice. Go to step 3 of “Creating a Copy of the
Edited Contents (Copy Dubbing)” (page 70).
Notes
• The disc 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, follow the instructions of “Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN Jacks” (page 71).
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
• The start and end point 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.
• This function may not work with certain digital video cameras. In this
case, follow the instructions of “Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN Jacks” (page 71).
Re-editing the “program”
in the DV Edit List
Each time you dub a DV/Digital8 format tape, the start and stop
points of the selected scenes (called a “program”) are saved in a
DV Edit List. You can make additional changes to these
“programs” if they were created by One Touch Dub or Advanced
Program Edit on a DVD-RW (VR mode). You can reset, erase,
or change the order of the scenes and then dub the re-edited
program to a disc of your choice.
To use this function, you will do the following:
Be sure to use the original DV/Digital8 format tape and the
DVD-RW (VR mode) that corresponds to the program in the DV
Edit List.
m
Select a program from the DV Edit List
m
Edit the program in the DV Edit List
m
Dub the selected scenes to a disc
The recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape automatically
and record the scenes to a disc of your choice.
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
Connect your digital video camera and prepare for editing
SYSTEM MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
a Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Preparing for recording
using the DV IN jack” (page 59), then press
SYSTEM MENU.
Be sure to use the original DV/Digital8 format tape
and the DVD-RW (VR mode) that corresponds to the
program in the DV Edit List.
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b Press M/m to select “DV EDIT,” then press
ENTER.
The DV Edit menu appears.
DV EDIT
Select only the scenes you want to copy
from the DV tape.
Program Edit
Advanced Program Edit
DV Edit List
c Press M/m to select “DV Edit List,” then
press ENTER.
The DV Edit List menu appears.
A disc mark will appear next to the program that
corresponds to the inserted disc. You can only edit
the programs that display a disc mark.
DV EDIT LIST
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5.6
1 Disc mark
2 Program name
3 Total playing time
4 Date of editing or recording
d Press M/m to select the program you want to
edit, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
e Press M/m to select “Edit,” then press
ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all the scenes the
program contains.
Total duration of the program
Total number of scenes
C While watching the playback picture, press
m or M to search for the IN point, then
press ENTER.
The IN point is set, and the display for setting the
OUT point (end of the scene) appears.
D While watching the playback picture, press
m or M to search for the OUT point, then
press ENTER.
The OUT point is set, and the display asks
whether to add the selected scene to the Scene
List menu.
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
• To preview the scene, select “Preview.”
• To reset either the IN or OUT point, select
“Change IN” or “Change OUT.”
E Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
A new Scene List menu appears with the selected
scene. To add another scene, repeat from step 1.
◆ If you select a program that contains no scenes
The display asks whether to generate scenes within
the selected program.
To generate scenes automatically, press </, to
select “Auto,” then press ENTER.
Scenes are generated and a new Scene List menu
appears.
To capture scenes manually, select “Manual,” then
press ENTER. The display for adding a scene
appears. Follow steps 3 to 5 above. You can add a
maximum of 50 scenes.
f Press M/m to select the scene you want to edit,
then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
g Press M/m to select the edit option you want
to apply to the scene, then press ENTER.
◆ To erase the scene
SCENE LIST
1
0:00:30-0:00:52
Duration 0:00:22
2
0:01:40-0:06:23
Duration 0:06:43
Total 1:23:30 Scenes 20
OK
Quit
Add
3
0:07:07-0:10:51
Duration 0:03:44
4
0:11:40-0:16:19
Duration 0:04:39
◆ To add a new scene to the Scene List
A Press </M/m/, to select “Add,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the scene insertion point
appears.
B Press M/m to select the insertion point in the
Scene List, then press ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point (start of the
scene) appears.
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Re-editing the “program” in the DV Edit List
A Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
B When the display asks for confirmation, press
</, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
◆ To move the scene
A Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the scene insertion point
appears.
B Press M/m to select the point, then press
ENTER.
The scene moves to the selected location.
◆ To reset the start or end of the scene
Press M/m to select “Change IN” or “Change OUT,”
then press ENTER.
◆ To preview the scene
Press M/m to select “Preview,” then press ENTER.
To cancel, press </M/m/, to select “Quit” in the
Scene List menu, then press ENTER.
3
To use the default name, press </, to select
“OK,” then press ENTER.
Notes
• You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
• In order for a One Touch Dub recording to be added to the DV Edit
List, “Add to Edit List” in Features Setup must be set to “On”
(page 81).
h When you finish editing the Scene List, press
</M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
The display asks if you want to make a Playlist title.
If you select “No,” the edited program is saved, and
the display returns to the DV Edit List. Note that the
original program will be rewritten.
To dub the selected scenes to a disc, go to step 4 of
“Creating a Copy of the Edited Contents (Copy
Dubbing)” (page 70).
i Press </, to select “Yes,” then press
ENTER.
The display for entering a Playlist title name appears.
To enter a new name, select “Enter,” and follow the
explanations on page 18.
j To use the default name, press </, to
select “OK,” then press ENTER.
A Playlist title of the default title name is created on
the same disc, and the display returns to the DV Edit
List.
You now have a disc containing both the entire
contents of the DV/Digital8 format tape and a
Playlist of the selected scenes.
To edit the Playlist title, see “Advanced Editing
(Playlist Edit)” (page 54).
k Dub the selected scenes to a disc.
Make copies of the selected scenes to a disc of your
choice. Go to step 4 of “Creating a Copy of the
Edited Contents (Copy Dubbing)” (page 70).
To preview a program
After you edit a program, you can preview the changes you
made.
1
While the DV Edit List is displayed, press M/m to
select the program, then press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select “Preview,” from the submenu, then press ENTER.
To create a Playlist title of the program
After you edit a program, you can create a Playlist title of the
edited program. The Playlist will be created on the inserted
DVD-RWs (VR mode).
1
While the DV Edit List is displayed, press M/m to
select the program, then press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select “Make a Playlist,” from the
sub-menu, then press ENTER.
The display for entering a Playlist title name appears.
To enter a new name, select “Enter,” and follow the
explanations on page 18.
Re-editing the “program” in the DV Edit List
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Creating a Copy of the
Edited Contents
(Copy Dubbing)
c Press M/m to select “DV Edit List,” then
press ENTER.
The DV Edit List menu appears.
DV EDIT LIST
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You can make copies of the programs in the DV Edit List.
Each time you dub a DV/Digital8 format tape, the start and stop
points of the selected scenes (called a “program”) are saved in a
DV Edit List. You can select a program from the DV Edit List
and use this information to copy the same contents onto another
disc of your choice.
5.6
1 Disc mark
2 Program name
3 Total playing time
To use this function, you will do the following:
4 Date of editing or recording
Connect your digital video camera and prepare for recording
Be sure to insert the original DV/Digital8 format tape that
corresponds to the program in the DV Edit List.
m
Select a program from the DV Edit List
d Press M/m to select the program you want to
record on a disc, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
e Press M/m to select “DV Dubbing,” then
press ENTER.
m
Dub the selected scenes to a disc
The display for entering a title name appears.
The recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape automatically
and record the scenes to a disc of your choice. On a DVD-RW
(VR mode), chapter marks are inserted at the start of each scene
and where the recordings start on the tape. For other discs, the
recorder marks chapters either in 6 or 15 minute intervals
depending on the setting in “Auto Chapter” in Features Setup
(page 79).
Title Name
Enter the title name.
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OK
Enter
To enter a new name, select “Enter,” and follow the
explanations on page 18.
f To use the default name, press </, to
select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The default title name is fixed, and the display asks
whether to start recording. If you want to change the
recording mode, press </, to move the cursor
then press M/m to select the mode.
DV Dubbing
SYSTEM MENU
Change the recording mode if necessary.
Select "Start" to start dubbing.
RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
SP
Start
Cancel
g Press </, to select “Start,” then press
ENTER.
x REC STOP
a Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Preparing for recording
using the DV IN jack” (page 59), then press
SYSTEM MENU.
Be sure to insert the original DV/Digital8 format tape
that corresponds to the program in the DV Edit List.
b Press M/m to select “DV EDIT,” then press
ENTER.
The DV Edit menu appears.
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Creating a Copy of the Edited Contents (Copy Dubbing)
The recorder starts recording the tape contents as
programmed.
To stop during recording, press x REC STOP.
h When the recording is finished, press
ENTER to select “Close.”
The display returns to the DV Edit menu.
i Press RETURN repeatedly to turn off the
display.
To change the name of a program
1
While the DV Edit List is displayed, press M/m to
select the program name you want to change, then
press ENTER.
2
Press M/m to select “Rename” from the submenu, then press ENTER.
The display for entering the program name appears.
3
Enter a name by following the explanations on
page 18.
To erase a program
1
While the DV Edit List is displayed, press M/m to
select the program you want to erase, then press
ENTER.
Press M/m to select “Erase” from the sub-menu,
then press ENTER.
3
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
z Hints
• You can preview the scenes within the program title by selecting
“Preview” in step 5.
• On a DVD-RW (VR mode), chapter marks are inserted at the start of
each scene and where the recordings start on the tape. For other discs,
the recorder marks chapters either in 6 or 15 minute intervals
depending on the setting in “Auto Chapter” in Features Setup
(page 79).
Notes
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment, finalize the disc
(page 34).
• In order for a One Touch Dub recording to be added to the DV Edit
List, “Add to Edit List” in Features Setup must be set to “On”
(page 81).
• Copy dubbing may not work if you have edited sections that do not
contain any recorded material.
• This function may not work with certain digital video cameras. In this
case, follow the instructions of “Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN Jacks” (page 71).
You can connect other equipment (e.g. a VCR or video camera),
and output the audio/video signals to the recorder for recording.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV
output jack (i.LINK jack) (page 59).
See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected
equipment.
◆If you cannot use the DV Edit functions
If your digital video camera has a DV jack but you cannot use
the DV Edit functions, follow the steps of “Recording from
connected equipment” below, and do the following:
– Connect your digital video camera to the DV IN jack on the front
panel.
– Select “DV” in step 4 below.
– Select “Stereo1,” “Mix,” or “Stereo2” from “DV Audio Input” in step
6 below.
Connecting other equipment to the
LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks
You can monitor the recorded picture with a TV connected to the
recording equipment.
VCR, etc.
OUTPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S VIDEO
cord (not
supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
Connecting a Digital Video Camera or Other Equipment
2
Recording From Equipment
Connected to the LINE IN
Jacks
DVD recorder (front)
to LINE 2 IN
(rear)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/DECODER
IN
~
Y
AC IN
COAXIAL
LINE 4 IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
OPTICAL
CR
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
to LINE 4 IN
VCR, etc.
: Signal flow
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f Select the audio input using the Tool menu.
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, use audio
cables that distribute monaural sounds to left/right channels (not
supplied).
Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S
VIDEO cord (not supplied).
• 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.
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying
cannot be recorded.
Recording from connected equipment
A Press TOOL.
B Press M/m to select “Line Audio Input,” then
press ENTER.
C Press M/m to select the item, then press
ENTER.
• Stereo (default)
• Bilingual*
* When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD-RW (Video
mode), DVD+RW, or DVD-R, select the sound track, “Main” or
“Sub”, in “Bilingual Recording” of Options Setup (page 82).
g Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
record pause.
h Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
Z
i At the same, press X REC PAUSE on this
recorder and the pause or play button on the
connected equipment.
Recording starts.
j To stop recording, press x REC STOP on
this recorder.
TOOL
M/m, ENTER
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture before recording.
See “Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size” (page 30).
X REC PAUSE
x REC STOP
REC MODE
INPUT SELECT
a Turn on your TV and this recorder, then set
it to the connected channel (“VIDEO,” etc.).
b Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
tray.
c Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
d Press INPUT SELECT to select a input
source according to the connection.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme
position
L1
L2
L3
L4
DV
e Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
HQ
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HSP
Note
When recording a video game image, the screen may not be clear.
SP
LP
EP
SLP
Recording From Equipment Connected to the LINE IN Jacks
About the Setup Display
Structure
Settings and
Adjustments
By using the Setup Displays, you can make various adjustments
to items such as picture and sound, as well as select a language
for the subtitles.
System Menu
DVD Recorder
Dual RW
Compatible
SYSTEM
MENU
TITLE LIST
The Setup Displays allow you to adjust the
recorder to suit your preferences.
This section first lists the types of Setup
Displays, and then explains how to use the
Setup Displays (“Using the Setup
Displays”).
Plays/erases/edits recorded titles.
TIMER
TIMER LIST
DV EDIT
SETUP
m
Select “SETUP”
Setup Displays
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
Easy Setup
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
2. “Video”
(page 76)
Video
Settings and Adjustments
1. “Settings”
(page 75)
SETUP
Settings
Easy Setup
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
SETUP
Settings
TV Direct Rec :
On
Video
Auto Chapter :
6 Min
Audio
TV Guide Page
Features
Options
3. “Audio”
(page 78)
4. “Features”
(page 79)
Parental Control
One Touch Dubbing
Easy Setup
• About the Setup Display Structure . . . .page 73
SETUP
• Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . .page 74
Settings
• Settings (Basic Settings) . . . . . . . . . . .page 75
Features
• Video Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 76
Format Disc :
Selectable
Video
Bilingual Recording : Main
Audio
Dimmer :
Bright
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
Options
5. “Options”
(page 82)
Factory Setup
Easy Setup
• Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 78
• Features Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 79
SETUP
• Options Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 82
Settings
Easy Setup
6. “Easy Setup”
(page 83)
Video
• Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 83
Audio
Features
Options
Easy Setup
About the Setup Display Structure
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Using the Setup Displays
c Press M/m to select “Settings,” “Video,”
“Audio,” “Features,” “Options,” or “Easy
Setup,” then press ENTER.
The selected Setup Display appears.
Example: “Video”
The Setup Displays are used in the following way.
SETUP
Settings
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display
settings, and not all the functions described may work.
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
Video
Easy Setup
d Press M/m to select the item you want to set
up, then press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: “TV Type”
SETUP
SYSTEM MENU
Settings
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
TV Type :
16 : 99
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
4
:3
Letter Box
Audio
Component Out :
Off
4
:3
Pan Scan
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 Input :
Video
Easy Setup
a Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
stopped.
The System Menu appears.
Features - Parental Control
Enter your password.
DVD Recorder
Dual RW
Compatible
SYSTEM
MENU
Some items display a dialogue box that provides
further detailed settings.
Example: The following dialogue box appears when
“Parental Control” in Features Setup is selected.
OK
TITLE LIST
Plays/erases/edits recorded titles.
Cancel
TIMER
TIMER LIST
DV EDIT
SETUP
In this case, see “Parental Control” in “Features
Settings” (page 80).
b Press M/m to select “SETUP,” then press
ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
SETUP
Settings
ENTER.
The set option is displayed next to the setup item.
Example: when “4:3 Letter Box” is set.
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
e Press M/m to select an option, then press
Language
Options
Easy Setup
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
4 : 3 Letter Box
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
Video
Easy Setup
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly.
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Using the Setup Displays
Settings (Basic Settings)
The Settings Setup helps you to make fundamental settings for
the recorder. Since you will have already made the settings here
when setting up the recorder, see “Advanced Hookups and
Settings” in the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings” to
make changes to the items below.
Select “Settings” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 74).
The default settings are underlined.
◆PAY-TV/CANAL+
On
Select this if the programme position is for PAY
TV or Canal Plus.
Off
Normally, select this.
◆Audio
Sets the sound for the programme position.
NICAM
Normally, select this.
Standard
Select this if the sound from NICAM
broadcasts is not clear.
◆AFT
Turns on or off the Auto Fine Tuning function.
SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Normally, select this.
Off
Allows you to adjust the pictures manually.
Select this if the Auto Fine Tuning function
does not work effectively.
Language
Options
Settings and Adjustments
Features
On
Easy Setup
Channel List
Rearranges the programme order.
Channel Setting
Settings - Channel List
Sets contents for each of the programme positions. Press PROG
+/– to select a programme position you want to set up, then set
the following items if necessary.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV:
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 1
◆System
Selects the TV system.
BG
Select this when in West European countries, except
those listed below.
DK
Select this when in East European countries.
I
Select this when in Great Britain/Ireland.
L
Select this when in France.
◆Normal/CATV
Normal
Normally, select this.
CATV
Select this if the programme position is for Cable
TV.
◆Channel Set
Sets the channel number.
◆Station Name
Enters/Re-enters the station name.
Prog
Channel
1
C3
AAB
2
C5
FGH
3
C12
4
C16
5
C24
Name
Clock
◆Auto Adjust
On
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function
when a station in your local area
broadcasts a time signal. Sets the
programme number that broadcasts the
time signal.
Off
Turns off the Auto Clock Set function.
In this case, set the clock manually
(see “Setting the clock manually” in
the separate booklet, “Hookups and
Settings”).
◆Present Time
Displays the current time and date.
You can input the current time and date when “Auto Adjust” is
set to “Off.”
Language
◆OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
◆DVD Menu
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
◆Audio
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language given priority in the
disc is selected.
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◆Subtitle
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.
Video Settings
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or “Audio,” select
and enter a language code from “Language Code List” (page 92) using
the number buttons.
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.
Choose the settings according to the TV, tuner, or decoder to be
connected.
Select “Video” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 74).
The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
Video
Easy Setup
TV Type
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or
wide).
16:9
Select this when connecting to a widescreen TV or TV with a wide mode
function.
4:3 Letter Box
Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV. Displays a wide picture
with bands on the upper and lower
portions of the screen.
4:3 Pan Scan
Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV. Automatically displays a
wide picture on the entire screen and
cuts off the portions that do not fit.
16:9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected automatically
instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
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Video Settings
Pause Mode (DVDs only)
Selects the picture in pause mode.
Auto
Frame
The picture, including subjects that
move dynamically, is output with no
jitter. Normally select this position.
The picture, including subjects that do
not move dynamically, is output in
high resolution.
◆Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for the LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S video signals.
Line4 Input
Selects the method of inputting video signals for the LINE 4 IN
jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
Component Out
Selects if the video signals are output from the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
On
Outputs the component video signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S video signals.
Settings and Adjustments
Notes
• When you set “Line1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot set “Component
Out” to “On.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or projector via only the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, do not select “Off.” If you select
“Off” in this case, the picture may not appear.
Scart Setting
Sets the method of inputting/outputting signals from the SCART
(EURO AV) jacks on the rear panel of the recorder. Select an
option for each of the items below according to the combination
of jacks and methods that you are going to use.
◆Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for the LINE 1-TV
jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S video signals.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
Notes
• If your TV does not accept S video or RGB signals, no picture appears
on the TV screen even if you select “S Video” or “RGB.” See the
instructions supplied with your TV.
• You cannot select ”RGB” when “Component Out” above is set to
“On.”
• SMARTLINK is available only when “Video” is selected.
◆Line3 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Video/RGB
Inputs video signals or RGB signals.
S Video
Inputs S video signals.
Decoder
Select this when connecting to a PAYTV/Canal Plus decoder.
Video Settings
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Audio Settings
Dolby Surround
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals are output
to two channels for enjoying surround
sounds.
Normal
Multi-channel audio signals are
downmixed to two channels for use
with your stereo.
The Audio Setup allows you to set the sound according to the
playback and connection conditions.
Select “Audio” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 74).
The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
Audio ATT (attenuation)
If the playback sound is distorted, set this item to “On.” The
recorder reduces the audio output level.
This function affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
Digital Out
Selects if audio signals are output via the DIGITAL OUT
(OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks.
On
Normally select this position. When you select
“On,” see “Setting the digital output signal” for
further settings.
Off
The influence of the digital circuit upon the
analogue circuit is minimal.
◆Setting the digital output signal
The following setup items switch the method of outputting audio
signals when you connect a component such as an amplifier
(receiver) or MD deck with a digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Connecting the Audio Cords” in the
separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” and “DTS” after setting
“Digital Out” to “On.”
SETUP
On
Off
Select this when the playback sound
from the speakers is distorted.
Settings
Normally select this position.
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned down when
playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio DRC.” This affects the
output from the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack only when
“Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM” (page 78).
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
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.
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 “Checking the audio signal format” (page 45).
This function affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack when “Dolby
Digital” is set to “D-PCM” (page 78).
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
Audio Settings
Off
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
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Audio ATT :
Video
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
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.
Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component lacking a built-in Dolby
Digital decoder. You can select whether the
signals conform to Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
or not by making adjustments to the
“Downmix” item in Audio Setup (page 78).
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component with a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
MPEG
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component without a built-in MPEG
decoder. If you play MPEG audio sound tracks,
the recorder outputs stereo signals via the
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
jack.
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component with a built-in MPEG
decoder.
DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
Features Settings
The Features Setup provides entries to the following features.
TV Direct Rec (DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R only)
On
Allows you to easily record what you are
watching on the TV using SMARTLINK.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec function.
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component with a built-in DTS decoder.
Off
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component without a built-in DTS
decoder.
Note
When you use the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack to
listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to “MPEG” in Audio
Setup, no sound will come from your speakers if you select one of the
TVS modes.
Auto Chapter
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into chapters by
inserting chapter markings at a specified interval. The markings
are made during recording.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
6Min
Inserts chapter marks at approximately 6
minute intervals.
15Min
Inserts chapter marks at approximately 15
minute intervals.
Notes
• Depending upon the size of the recording being made, the actual
interval may vary from the interval selected in “Auto Chapter.” The
selected interval should only be used as an approximation to create
chapters.
• This function is not available when using DVD-RWs in VR mode with
the DV Edit function. Chapter marks are automatically entered where
the recordings start on the tape (page 62, 65).
Settings and Adjustments
On
TV Guide Page
Some broadcast systems ensure a Teletext service* in which the
complete programmes and their data (title, date, channel,
recording start time, etc.) are stored day by day. A TV guide
page corresponds to each day of the week. When recording a
programme, the recorder automatically takes the programme
name from the Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. The
TV guide page numbers depend entirely on the broadcast itself
and may be subject to change. If so, you may have to set those
TV guide page numbers manually in the TV Guide Page menu.
* Not available in some areas.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74) to select “Features” in the Setup
Display.
2
Press M/m to select “TV Guide Page” then press
, or ENTER.
The TV Guide Page menu appears.
3
Select the programme position for which you
want to set or change the TV guide page.
• The TV guide page numbers appear automatically when
the recorder detects them (example: P301).
Features-TV Guide Page
Sun
P 301
Mon
P 302
Tue
P 303
Wed
P 304
Thu
P 305
Fri
P 306
Sat
P 307
Prog. 4
,continued
Features Settings
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• If the recorder does not detect them (P000), you have to
set the appropriate TV guide page number manually.
Features-TV Guide Page
4
◆If you have not entered a password
The display for registering a new password appears.
Features - Parental Control
Prog. 4
Sun
P 000
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
OK
Thu
P 000
Cancel
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Enter a new password.
Press M/m to select the TV guide page number
you want to modify, then press ENTER.
Features-TV Guide Page
◆When you have already registered a password
The display for entering the password appears.
Prog. 4
Features - Parental Control
5
6
7
Sun
PP 000
0 0
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
Thu
P 000
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
0
Press the number buttons to enter the TV guide
page number, then press ENTER to confirm the
setting.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to re-enter the
correct number.
Enter your password.
OK
Cancel
3
Features - Parental Control
To set or change another TV guide page number,
repeat steps 4 and 5 above.
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to turn off the
display.
z Hint
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
Password
4
To view Teletext information on your TV screen during a broadcast,
switch to your TV’s tuner by pressing t.
Press M/m to select “Standard,” then press , or
ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Notes
• In step 5 above, enter “000” if you don’t want to use the TV guide page
number for automatic labelling. The recorder will instead store a
default title name (programme position, start time - stop time)
• Refer to the Teletext information on your TV screen to get the TV
guide page number with the programme titles and their start times.
• If the Teletext TV guide has a page which always shows the
programmes for the current day, this page should be input for all days.
• If you start recording more than three minutes before the programme is
scheduled to start, the correct label information may not be transferred.
• Note that this function may not work correctly with programmes
broadcast from some stations.
• If the broadcast system updates the Teletext information at the moment
recording starts, the title label may not correspond to the recorded
programme. In this case, you may have to manually enter the correct
title (page 51).
Enter your four digit password using the number
buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
Level :
Off
Standard :
Others
USA
Password
Others
5
Press M/m to select a geographic area as the
playback limitation level, then press ENTER.
The area is selected.
When you select “Others,” press the number buttons
to select and enter an area code in the table on
page 81. Then select “OK” and press ENTER.
6
Press M/m to select “Level,” then press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to a
predetermined level, such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
1
2
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74) to select “Features” in the Setup
Display.
Press M/m to select “Parental Control,” then
press ENTER.
Level :
Off
Off
Standard :
Others
8
Password
7
6
5
4
7
Select the level you want using M/m, then press
ENTER.
Parental Control setting is complete.
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
◆To cancel the Parental Control setting for the disc
Set “Level” to “Off” in step 7.
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Features Settings
◆To change the password
One Touch Dubbing
A In step 4, select “Password,” then press ENTER.
The display for registering a password appears.
Displays the following items.
B Enter a new four-digit password using the number
buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
◆Finalize Disc
Selects whether or not to finalize the disc automatically
following One Touch Dub (page 62).
Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by selecting
“Parental Control” under “Factory Setup” in Options Setup (page 82).
• 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. If the Resume Play mode is cancelled, the level
returns to the previous level.
◆Area code
Code number
Argentina
2044
Australia
2047
Austria
2046
Belgium
2057
Brazil
2070
Canada
2079
Chile
2090
China
2092
Denmark
2115
Finland
2165
France
2174
Germany
2109
India
2248
Indonesia
2238
Italy
2254
Japan
2276
Korea
2304
Malaysia
2363
Mexico
2362
Netherlands
2376
New Zealand
2390
Norway
2379
Pakistan
2427
Philippines
2424
Portugal
2436
Russia
2489
Singapore
2501
Spain
2149
Sweden
2499
Switzerland
2086
Thailand
2528
United Kingdom
2184
Automatically finalizes the disc following
One Touch Dub.
Manual
Allows you to finalize the disc manually.
◆Add to Edit List
Automatically generates a program in the DV Edit List during
One Touch Dub of DV/Digital8 format tapes. You can use the
created program for further editing. For details, see page 62.
On
Automatically generates a program during One
Touch Dub of DV/Digital8 format tapes.
Off
No program is generated.
Settings and Adjustments
Standard
Auto
Features Settings
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Options Settings
The Options Setup allows you to set up other operational
settings.
Select “Options” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 74).
The default settings are underlined.
Factory Setup
Allows you to select the setup settings by group, and return them
to the default settings. Note that all of your previous settings will
be lost.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74) to select “Options” in the Setup Display.
2
Press M/m to select “Factory Setup,” then press
, or ENTER.
The display for selecting the group of settings
appears.
3
Press M/m to select the group of settings you want
to return to default from “Settings,” “Video,”
“Audio,” “Features,” “Options” “Parental
Control,” and “All,” then press , or ENTER.
The dialogue box appears.
Format Disc (DVD-RW only)
Selects the recording format when formatting a DVD-RW.
VR
Automatically formats the disc in VR
mode.
4
Press </, to select “Start,” then press ENTER.
The selected settings return to the default settings.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
5
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Selectable
Allows you to select the format before
formatting.
Bilingual Recording (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the disc. This setting is not
necessary when recording on DVD-RWs (VR mode) that record
both the main and sub sounds.
Main
Records the main sound for the bilingual
programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the bilingual
programme.
Dimmer
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Bright
Bright lighting.
Dark
Low lighting.
Off
Turns off the lighting.
Auto Display
On
Automatically displays information on the
screen when the recorder is turned on, etc.
Off
Displays information only when DISPLAY is
pressed.
Command Mode
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 “Preparing the Remote” in the
separate booklet, “Hookups and Setting.”
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DVD1
Select this when the default Command Mode
conflicts with other DVD equipment.
DVD2
Select this when the default Command Mode
conflicts with other DVD equipment.
DVD3
The default Command Mode of the recorder.
Options Settings
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to restart Easy Setup mode for basic setup.
Select “Easy Setup” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 74).
Easy Setup
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 74) to select “Easy Setup” in the Setup
Display.
2
3
4
Press ENTER.
Press </, to select “Start,” then press ENTER.
Settings and Adjustments
Follow the Easy Setup explanation from step 5 in
the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder)
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Troubleshooting
Additional
Information
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using
the recorder, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
Picture
There is no picture.
, Re-connect the connecting cord securely.
, The connecting cords are damaged.
, The Setup Display appears. Press RETURN to turn off the
display.
, Check the connection to your TV. (See the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings.”)
, Check that “Scart Setting” in Video Setup is set to the
appropriate item that conforms to your system (page 77).
, Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to “VCR”) so
that the signal from the recorder appears on the TV screen.
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via only the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set “Component Out” in
Video Setup to “On” (page 77).
Picture noise appears.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder passes
through your VCR to get to your TV, or if you are connected
to a combination TV/VIDEO player, the copy-protection
signal applied to some DVD programmes could affect
picture quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your TV, please
try connecting your recorder to your TV’s S VIDEO input.
, You are playing a disc recorded in a colour system that is
different from your TV.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
• Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 84
• Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers
appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . . page 88
, Set the channel manually in “Channel Setting” in Settings
Setup. (See the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
, Select the correct source using the INPUT SELECT button,
or select a programme position of any TV programme using
the PROG +/– buttons.
• Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 89
• About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 90
• Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 91
• Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 92
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Troubleshooting
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture. (See the separate booklet, “Hookups and
Settings.”)
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables farther apart.
TV channels cannot be changed.
Sound distortion occurs.
, Switch the input selector to TV.
, Connect the aerial cable correctly. (See the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings.”)
, Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “On” (page 78).
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not fill the screen.
The playback picture or TV programme from the
equipment connected through the recorder is
distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD player, VCR, or
tuner goes through your recorder to get to your TV, the copyprotection signal applied to some programmes could affect
picture quality. Disconnect the playback equipment in
question and connect it directly to your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” in
Video Setup.
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting” in Video Setup
is set to the appropriate item that conforms to your system
(page 77).
, If you are using a SCART (EURO AV) cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks, noise will come
from the LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks, LINE 1-TV jack,
or LINE 3/DECODER jack. (See the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings.”)
The sound volume is low
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set “Audio DRC” in
Audio Setup to “TV Mode” (page 78).
, Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “Off” (page 78).
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be recorded on
DVD-RWs (Video mode), DVD+RWs, or DVD-Rs. To
record the language, select “Main” or “Sub” of “Bilingual
Recording” in Options Setup before recording (page 82). To
record both the main and sub sounds, record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode).
Playback
The disc does not play.
Additional Information
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, select
“L1” in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN jacks, select
“L2” in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/DECODER
jack, select “L3” in the front panel display by pressing
PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN jacks, select
“L4” in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack, (this is
usually for a digital video camera connection), select “DV”
in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
SELECT.
Sound is noisy.
, No disc is inserted.
, A blank disc is inserted.
, The disc is upside down.
Insert the disc with the labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, The recorder cannot play certain discs (such as a CD-ROM)
(page 37).
, The region code on the DVD VIDEO does not match the
recorder (page 36).
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder. Remove the
disc and leave the recorder turned on for about half an hour
until the moisture evaporates (page 2).
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the recorder
cannot play the disc if it was not finalized (page 34).
The disc does not start playback from the
beginning.
Sound
There is no sound.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, Check the connections to the amplifier input.
, The input source setting on the amplifier is incorrect
, The recorder is in pause mode or in Slow-motion Play mode.
, The recorder is in fast forward or fast reverse mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the DIGITAL
OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks, check the Audio
Setup settings (page 78).
, Resume play was activated (page 40). During stop, select
“Reset Resume” in the Tool menu, then press ENTER.
, You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or DVD menu
automatically appears on the TV screen when it is first
inserted.
The recorder starts playing the disc
automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
, While playing discs with an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
,continued
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85
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do some of
the operations above. See the instruction manual supplied
with the disc.
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO,
DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, or DVD-RW 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.
, 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.
Recording does not stop after you press x.
, Press x REC STOP.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording. If the power
recovers during the time a timer recording is set, the recorder
resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more than 1 hour, reset
the clock. (See “Setting the Clock” in the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings.”)
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting (page 27).
, Disc space was not enough.
, The PDC/VPS function is working.
Contents previously recorded were erased.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC will be
erased from the disc when the disc is inserted.
The PDC/VPS function does not operate.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO being
played.
, You are trying to change the angles when “ANGLE” does
not appear on the TV screen (page 46).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s menu.
Recording/Timer recording/Editing
The programme position cannot be changed
from the channel you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately after you
press the z REC button.
, An unused DVD-RW was inserted. It takes a while for the
recorder to automatically format a DVD-RW (VR mode).
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. (See “Setting the Clock” in
the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
, The channel was disabled after the timer recording is set.
(See “Changing or disabling programme positions” in the
separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
, Disconnect the mains from the wall outlet, and connect it
again.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” was selected in the Tool menu
(page 26).
, The programme contains copy protection signals that
restricts copying.
Recording does not stop immediately after you
press the x REC STOP button
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input disc data
before recording can stop.
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, Check that the clock and date are set correctly.
, Check that the VPS/PDC time you set is the correct one
(there might be a mistake in the TV programme guide). If the
broadcast you wanted to record did not send the good VPS/
PDC information, the recorder will not start recording.
, If the reception is poor, the VPS/PDC signal might be altered
and the recorder might not start recording.
, The “PDC/VPS Scan” function is set to “Off” (page 26).
Recording from the equipment with a
timer
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
Synchro-Rec setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected equipment. Turn off the
connected equipment and set the recorder to Synchro-Rec
standby mode.
, 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 32).
, There was a power failure during the recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when the tuner is turned on.
, The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn off the tuner
and cancel the Synchro-Rec function. (See “Recording from
External Equipment with a Timer (Synchro Rec)” on
page 31.)
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again. (See “Setting the Clock” in the separate
booklet “Hookups and Settings.”).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that lasted for more
than 1 hour. Reset the clock. (See “Setting the Clock” in the
separate booklet “Hookups and Settings.”).
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space or there are more than
99 titles in the disc. Insert a recordable disc, and turn off the
recorder.
, There is no recordable disc inside the recorder.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see the table on
page 88).
The disc tray does not open when you press the
Z (open/close) button.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to open after you
have recorded or edited a disc. This is because the recorder
is adding disc data to the disc.
“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.
Additional Information
, If you make a recording that is less than three minutes long,
the recording mode indication shown during playback may
not match the recording mode you selected during recording.
Note that the actual recording mode will always match the
mode you selected, not the indication during playback.
Five numbers or letters are displayed on the
front panel display.
Remote commander
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak. (See the separate booklet, “Hookups and
Settings.”)
, There are obstacles between the remote and the recorder.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, There are no batteries in the remote. (See the separate
booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the default
setting when you replaced the batteries. Reset the code. (See
“Controlling your TV or AV Amplifier (Receiver)” in the
separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
, 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. (See “Preparing the
Remote” in the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
, The TV/DVD switch is set to TV. (See “Controlling Your
TV or AV Amplifier (Receiver)” in the separate booklet,
“Hookups and Settings.”)
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.
(See the separate booklet, “Hookups and Settings.”)
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder to operate
abnormally, unplug the recorder and then plug it in again.
Nothing appears in the front panel display.
, “Dimmer” in Options Setup is set to “Off” (page 82).
Troubleshooting
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Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to prevent the recorder
from malfunctioning, a five-character service number (e.g., C 13 50)
with a combination of a letter and four numbers appears on the front
panel display. In this case, check the following table.
First three characters Cause and/or corrective action
of the service number
88
C 13
The disc is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft cloth (page 3).
C 31
The disc is not inserted correctly.
, Re-insert the disc correctly.
E XX
(xx is a number)
To prevent a malfunction, the recorder has
performed the self-diagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility and give
the five-character service number.
Example: E 61 10
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display)
Specifications
System
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F1 to
F10, Italian A to H, Ireland A to J,
South Africa 4 to 13
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21
to B69, F21 to F69
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20,
France B to Q
HYPER: S21 to S41
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer
system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Timer
Clock: Quartz locked
Timer indication: 24-hour cycle
(digital)
Power back-up duration: 1 hour
Video recording format
MPEG Video
Audio recording format/applicable bit
rate
Dolby Digital/2 ch, 256 kbps
Audio characteristics (Playback)
Frequency response
DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 4 Hz to 44 kHz
(±1.0 dB)/DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 4 Hz
to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB)/CD: 4 Hz to 20
kHz (±0.5 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio)
DVD: 115 dB (LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO L/R) jacks only)
Harmonic distortion
DVD: 0.002 %
Dynamic range
DVD: 110 dB/CD: 100 dB
Wow and flutter
DVD: Less than detected value
(0.001% W PEAK)
Frequency response
DVD (Dolby Digital 48 kHz):
10 Hz-20 kHz (±1.0 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio
DVD: 96 dB
Harmonic distortion
DVD: 0.004 %
Dynamic range
DVD: 96 dB
The signals from LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO
L/R) jack are measured. When you play
PCM sound tracks with a 96 kHz
sampling frequency, the output signals
from the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack are converted to 48
kHz sampling frequency.
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO)
Phono jack
Output level: 2 Vrms
Load impedance: 10 kilohms
(VIDEO)
Phono jack
Output level: 1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO)
4-pin mini DIN
Output level: Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 4 IN
(AUDIO)
Phono jack
Input level: 2 Vrms
Input impedance:
more than 22 kilohms
(VIDEO)
Phono jack
Input level: 1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO)
4-pin mini DIN
Input level: Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3 Vp-p
(PAL)
LINE 2 IN
(AUDIO)
Phono jack
Input level: 2 Vrms
Input impedance:
more than 22 kilohms
(VIDEO)
Phono jack
Input level: 1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO)
4-pin mini DIN
Input level: Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3 Vp-p
(PAL)
LINE 1 -TV
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
Decoder
DV IN
4-pin
i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
Optical output jack
Output level: –18 dBm (wave
length: 660 nm)
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
Phono jack
Output level: 0.5 Vp-p
Load impedance: 75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT(Y, CB, CR)
Phono jack
Output level: Y: 1.0 Vp-p/CB, CR: 0.7
Vp-p
General
Power requirements
220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
47 W
Dimensions (approx.)
430 × 89 × 381 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
5.7 kg
Operating temperature
5 ºC to 35 ºC
Operating humidity
25 % to 80 %
Supplied accessories
Audio/video cord (1)
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Additional Information
The above channel coverage merely
ensures the channel reception within
these ranges. It does not guarantee the
ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
Audio characteristics (Recording/
Playback)
Compatible colour systems
This recorder is designed to record using
the PAL colour system and play back
using the PAL or NTSC colour systems.
The signals of the SECAM colour
system can be received or recorded but
played back in the PAL colour system
only. Recording of video sources based
on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
Specifications
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About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINK-compliant 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.LINK-compatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data transactions are
possible with not only the equipment that this recorder is
connected to but also with other devices via the directly
connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation sometimes varies
according to the characteristics and specifications of the
equipment to be connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some connected
equipment.
Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected to this recorder
by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting cable). When connecting this
recorder to i.LINK-compatible equipment having two or more i.LINK
jacks (DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment to be
connected.
About the Name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data transport bus
proposed by SONY, and is a trademark approved by many
corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
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.
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About i.LINK
i.LINK functions on this recorder
For details on how to dub when this recorder is connected to
other video equipment having DV jacks, see page 59.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVC-SD signals. It
cannot output signals. The DV jack will not accept MICRO MV
signals from equipment such as a MICRO MV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 59.
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.
Dolby Digital (page 78)
DVD-R (page 20)
Digital audio compression technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories. This
technology conforms to multi-channel
surround sound. The rear channel is
stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer
channel in this format. Dolby Digital
provides the same discrete channels of
high quality digital audio found in
“Dolby Digital” theatre surround sound
systems. Good channel separation is
realized because all of the channel data is
recorded discretely and little
deterioration occurs because all channel
data processing is digital.
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.
Glossary
Chapter (page 42)
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.
CPRM (page 20)
Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
(page 78)
Audio signal processing technology that
Dolby Laboratories developed for
surround sound. When the input signal
contains a surround component, the Pro
Logic process outputs the front, centre
and rear signals. The rear channel is
monaural.
DTS (page 79)
Digital audio compression technology
that Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
developed. This technology conforms to
5.1-channel surround sound. The rear
channel is stereo and there is a discrete
subwoofer channel in this format. DTS
provides the same 5.1 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 VIDEO (page 36)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of
moving pictures even though its
diameter is the same as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and
single-sided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte),
which is 7 times that of a CD. The data
capacity of a double-layer and single-
Additional Information
CPRM (Content Protection for
Recordable Media) is a coding
technology that protects copyrights for
images.
sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a single-layer and
double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is
17GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2
format, one of the worldwide standards
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 with the DVD.
DVD-RW (page 20)
A DVD-RW is a recordable and
rewritable disc that is the same size as a
DVD VIDEO. The DVD-RW 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+RW (page 20)
A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable
and rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a
recording format that is comparable to
the DVD VIDEO format.
Index (page 44)
A number that divides a track into
sections to easily locate the point you
want on a CD. Depending on the disc, no
index may be recorded.
MPEG Audio (page 79)
International standard coding system
used to compress audio digital signals
authorized by ISO/IEC. MPEG 2, used
on DVDs, conforms to up to 7.1-channel
surround.
Title (page 42)
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 42)
Sections of a music feature on a CD (the
length of a song).
Glossary
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Language Code
List
For details, see pages 44, 47, 75.
The language spellings conform to the
ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code
1027
Afar
1028
Abkhazian
1032
Afrikaans
1039
Amharic
1044
Arabic
1045
Assamese
1051
Aymara
1052
Azerbaijani
1053
Bashkir
1057
Byelorussian
1059
Bulgarian
1060
Bihari
1061
Bislama
1066
Bengali; Bangla
1067
Tibetan
1070
Breton
1079
Catalan
1093
Corsican
1097
Czech
1103
Welsh
1105
Danish
1109
German
1130
Bhutani
1142
Greek
1144
English
1145
Esperanto
1149
Spanish
1150
Estonian
1151
Basque
1157
Persian
1165
Finnish
1166
Fiji
1171
Faroese
1174
French
1181
Frisian
1183
Irish
1186
Scots Gaelic
1194
Galician
1196
Guarani
1203
Gujarati
1209
Hausa
1217
Hindi
1226
Croatian
1229
Hungarian
1233
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Language
Armenian
Language Code List
Code
Language
Code
Language
1235
Interlingua
1502
Serbo-Croatian
1239
Interlingue
1503
Singhalese
1245
Inupiak
1505
Slovak
1248
Indonesian
1506
Slovenian
1253
Icelandic
1507
Samoan
1254
Italian
1508
Shona
1257
Hebrew
1509
Somali
1261
Japanese
1511
Albanian
1269
Yiddish
1512
Serbian
1283
Javanese
1513
Siswati
1287
Georgian
1514
Sesotho
1297
Kazakh
1515
Sundanese
1298
Greenlandic
1516
Swedish
1299
Cambodian
1517
Swahili
1300
Kannada
1521
Tamil
1301
Korean
1525
Telugu
1305
Kashmiri
1527
Tajik
1307
Kurdish
1528
Thai
1311
Kirghiz
1529
Tigrinya
1313
Latin
1531
Turkmen
1326
Lingala
1532
Tagalog
1327
Laothian
1534
Setswana
1332
Lithuanian
1535
Tonga
1334
Latvian; Lettish
1538
Turkish
1345
Malagasy
1539
Tsonga
1347
Maori
1540
Tatar
1349
Macedonian
1543
Twi
1350
Malayalam
1557
Ukrainian
1352
Mongolian
1564
Urdu
1353
Moldavian
1572
Uzbek
1356
Marathi
1581
Vietnamese
1357
Malay
1587
Volapük
1358
Maltese
1613
Wolof
1363
Burmese
1632
Xhosa
1365
Nauru
1665
Yoruba
1369
Nepali
1684
Chinese
1376
Dutch
1697
Zulu
1703
Not specified
1379
Norwegian
1393
Occitan
1403
(Afan)Oromo
1408
Oriya
1417
Punjabi
1428
Polish
1435
Pashto; Pushto
1436
Portuguese
1463
Quechua
1481
Rhaeto-Romance
1482
Kirundi
1483
Romanian
1489
Russian
1491
Kinyarwanda
1495
Sanskrit
1498
Sindhi
1501
Sangho
Index
Words in quotations appear in the onscreen displays.
Numerics
16:9 76
4:3 Letter Box 76
4:3 Pan Scan 76
A
Bilingual programmes 24
“Bilingual Recording” 82
C
“CATV” 75
CD 36
“Channel List” 75
“Channel Setting” 75
Chapter 25, 91
Chapter mark 54
“Clock” 75
Colour systems 89
“Command Mode” 82
“Component Out” 77
Copy Control Signals 21
Copy Dubbing 70
Copy-Free 21
Copy-Never 21
Copy-Once 21
CPRM 20
D
“Digital Out” 78
Digital video camera 59
“Dimmer” 82
Disc Info 18, 21
Disc Map 22
Disc name 33
Disc space 21
Display
front panel display 14, 44
On-screen display 15
Setup Display 74
Dolby Digital 44, 78, 91
“Downmix” 78
One Touch Dub 62, 81
One Touch Menu 41
One Touch Play 38
One Touch Timer 27
On-screen display
Setup Display 74
Sub-menu 16
System Menu 15
Tool menu 16
Original 16, 50
“OSD” 75
P
I
Page mode 16
Parental Control 38, 80
“Pause Mode” 77
“PAY TV/CANAL +” 75
PCM 44
PDC 26
Playback 36
fast forward/fast reverse 39
Freeze Frame 39
playable discs 36
Replay 39
Resume Play 40
selecting a recorded title 40
Slow-motion play 39
Playlist 16, 50
“Present Time” 75
Pro Logic 91
Program Edit 62
Protection
disc 33
title 51
i.LINK 90
Index 91
Q
E
“Easy Setup” 83
Editing 49
DV Edit 59
Playlist Edit 54
F
“Factory Setup” 82
“Finalize Disc” 81
Finalizing 34
“Format Disc” 82
Formatting 35
Front panel display 14, 44
H
Handling discs 3
B
O
Additional Information
“Add to Edit List” 81
Adjusting
playback picture/sound 47
recording picture 30
Advanced Program Edit 65
“AFT” 75
Angle 46
Area code 81
“Audio” 75
Audio 44
“Audio ATT” 78
“Audio DRC” 78
“Audio Filter” 48
“Auto Adjust” 75
“Auto Chapter” 79
“Auto Display” 82
DTS 44, 79, 91
Dubbing 59
Copy Dubbing 70
One Touch Dub 62, 81
Program Edit 62
DV Edit List 67
Create a Playlist 69
Erase 71
Preview 69
Re-edit 68
Rename 71
“DVD Menu” 75
DVD VIDEO 36, 91
DVD+RW 20, 91
DVD-R 20, 91
DVD-RW 20, 91
Quick Timer 24
J
Jog Stick 39
L
“Language” 75
“Line1 Output” 77
“Line3 Input” 77
“Line3 Output” 77
“Line4 Input” 77
M
Menu
DVD’s menu 38
Top menu 38
MPEG 44, 79, 91
N
NICAM 24, 75
R
Rec Mode Adjust 27
Recording 20
picture adjustment 30
recordable discs 20
recording format 21
recording mode 21
while watching another programme
23
Region code 36
Resume Play 40
S
“Scart Setting” 77
Searching
fast forward/fast reverse 39
locating the beginning of the title/
chapter/track 39
Search mode 42
Setup Display 74
“Station Name” 75
Sub-menu 16
Subtitle 47, 76
Surround 45
Synchro Rec 31
“System” 75
System Menu 15
,continued
Index
93
T
Timer List 28
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 28
manual setting 25
Rec Mode Adjust 27
Synchro Rec 31
VIDEO Plus+ system 29
Title 91
Title List 15, 40, 54
Tool menu 16
Track 91
Troubleshooting 84
TV Direct Rec 24, 79
“TV Guide Page” 79
“TV Type” 76
TV Virtual Surround (TVS) 45
U
Usable discs 20, 36
V
Video mode 49
VIDEO Plus+ 29
VPS 26
VR (Video Recording) mode 21, 50
Z
Zoom 41
ZWEITON 24
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Index
Quick Guide to DVD Disc
Types
: Most suitable.
: Can be used.
: Some functions are limited.
: Cannot be used.
Refer to the following when selecting a disc (DVD-R,
DVD+RW, or DVD-RW) and a recording format (VR mode or
Video mode for DVD-RW discs). Each disc can record for up to
six hours.
You want to...
Record TV programmes
Reuse by deleting unwanted contents
Edit recorded contents
Edit/Record from connected equipment
Copy discs for distribution
*1
Play on other DVD equipment
*1
Features
Recording
Rewritable?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Can create chapters at fixed intervals (auto.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can record both sounds (main/sub) of a bilingual programme
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes *2
*2
Can record 16:9 size pictures
Yes
Yes
Can record Copy-Once programmes
Yes
No
No
No
Can perform basic edit functions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes *3
Can create chapters wherever you like (manual)
Yes
No
No
No
Can perform advanced edit functions (Playlist edit)
Yes
No
No
No
One Touch Dub
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Program Edit
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Advanced Program Edit
Yes
Yes *4
Yes *4
Yes *4
Auto Scene Chaptering
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Editing
DV editing
Compatibility with other DVD equipment
Finalization required?
No
Can generate a Title Menu (DVD Menu)
No
*1 DVD-RWs (VR mode) can only be played on DVD equipment that is VR
compatible.
*2 Only if the recording mode is SP, HSP, or HQ, and “Rec Screen Size” is
set to 16:9.
*3 Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
*4 You will need another blank DVD-RW.
*5 For certain DVD equipment, finalization may be required.
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*5
*5
Yes
Yes
Note
For details of the above functions and implied restrictions, see the
explanations inside the manual.
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