Sony RDR-HX750 User manual

Sony RDR-HX750 User manual
3-210-862-11(1)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-HX750/HX950
© 2007 Sony Corporation
WARNING
Precautions
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus
to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to
qualified personnel only.
The power cord (mains lead) must
be changed only at a qualified
service shop.
Batteries or batteries installed
apparatus shall not be exposed to
excessive heat such as sunshine,
fire or the like.
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.
This symbol is applicable only in
the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems.
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.
CAUTION
About the hard disk drive
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.
The hard disk has a high storage
density, which enables long
recording durations and quick
access to the written data.
However, it can easily be
damaged by shock, vibration or
dust, and should be kept away
from magnets. To avoid losing
important data, observe the
following precautions.
• Do not apply a strong shock to
the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder in a
location subject to mechanical
vibrations or in an unstable
location.
• Do not place the recorder on
top of a hot surface, such as a
VCR or amplifier (receiver).
• Do not use the recorder in a
place subject to extreme
changes in temperature
(temperature gradient less than
10 °C/hour).
• Do not move the recorder with
its AC power cord (mains
lead) connected.
• Do not disconnect the AC
power cord (mains lead) while
the power is on.
• When disconnecting the AC
power cord (mains lead), turn
off the power and make sure
that the hard disk drive is not
operating (the clock is
displayed in the front panel
display for at least 30 seconds
and all recording or dubbing
has stopped).
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
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.
• Install this system so that the
power cord (mains lead) can be
unplugged from the wall socket
immediately in the event of
trouble.
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Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
• Do not move the recorder for
one minute after you have
unplugged the AC power cord
(mains lead).
• Do not attempt to replace or
upgrade the hard disk by
yourself, as this may result in
malfunction.
If the hard disk drive should
malfunction, you cannot recover
lost data. The hard disk drive is
only a temporary storage space.
About repairing the hard
disk drive
• The contents of the hard disk
drive may be checked in case
of repair or inspection during a
malfunction or modification.
However, the contents will not
be backed up or saved by
Sony.
• If the hard disk needs to be
formatted or replaced, it will
be done at the discretion of
Sony. All contents of the hard
disk drive will be erased,
including contents that violate
copyright laws.
On power sources
• The 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
Copyrights
• 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.
• Television programmes, films,
video tapes, discs, and other
materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of
such material may be contrary
to the provisions of the
copyright laws. Also, use of
this recorder with cable
television transmission may
require authorization from the
cable television transmitter
and/or programme owner.
• This product incorporates
copyright protection
technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights.
Use of this copyright
protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision,
and is intended for home and
other limited viewing uses
only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision.
Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
• This Product includes
FontAvenue® fonts licenced
by NEC corporation.
FontAvenue is a registered
trademark of NEC
corporation.
On recording
Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
On compensation for lost
recordings
Sony is not liable and will not
compensate for any lost
recordings or relevant losses,
including when recordings are
not made due to reasons
including recorder failure, or
when the contents of a recording
are lost or damaged as a result of
recorder failure or repair
undertaken to the recorder. Sony
will not restore, recover, or
replicate the recorded contents
under any circumstances.
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Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy
guard function, programmes
received through an external
tuner (not supplied) may contain
copy protection signals (copy
guard function) and as such may
not be recordable, depending on
the type of signal.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This 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 onscreen 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.
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About this manual
Check your model name
The instructions in this
manual are for 2 models:
RDR-HX750 and RDRHX950. Check your model
name by looking at the front
panel of the recorder.
• In this manual, the internal
hard disk drive is written as
“HDD,” and “disc” is used as a
general reference for the HDD,
DVDs, or CDs unless
otherwise specified by the text
or illustrations.
• Icons, such as DVD , listed
at the top of each explanation
indicate what kind of media
can be used with the function
being explained.
• Instructions in this manual
describe the controls on the
remote. You can also use the
controls on the recorder if they
have the same or similar
names as those on the remote.
• The on-screen display
illustrations used in this
manual may not match the
graphics displayed on your TV
screen.
• Oceanian models are used for
illustration purposes.
• The explanations regarding
DVDs in this manual refer to
DVDs created on this recorder.
The explanations do not apply
to DVDs that are created on
other recorders and played
back on this recorder.
Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
About the HDMI Control functions for ‘BRAVIA’ Theatre Sync
(for HDMI connections only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords/HDMI Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Step 4: Connecting the AC Power Cord (Mains Lead) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 5: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD
recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote . . . . . 21
Step 6: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting to the LINE 1 IN jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
8. Reformatting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
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Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recording mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Recording stereo and bilingual programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Adjusting the recording picture quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Creating chapters in a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Recording from Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec.) . . . . 47
Recording from connected equipment without a timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Playing the Recorded Programme/DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Playing a specific portion repeatedly (A-B Repeat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Playing repeatedly (Repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Creating your own programme (Programme) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Adjusting the picture quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Playing from the Beginning of the Programme You Are Recording
(Chase Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Playing a Previous Recording While Making Another
(Simultaneous Rec and Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Searching for a Time/Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Editing multiple titles (Multi-Mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Dividing a title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Erasing and Editing a Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Dividing a chapter (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Erasing a chapter (Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Combining multiple chapters (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Moving a Playlist title (Move) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Moving a chapter (Move) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
HDD/DVD Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Dubbing Using Dubbing List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Making a Backup Disc (DVD Backup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
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DV Camcorder Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Before DV Camcorder Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Preparing for DV camcorder dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Dubbing an Entire DV Format Tape (DV One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . 74
Dubbing Selected Scenes (Manual Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Playing from a DV Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Playing Audio Tracks from CD/DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Playing a specific portion repeatedly (A-B Repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Playing repeatedly (Repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Creating your own programme (Programme) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Searching for an Audio Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
About Jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Preparing for Using Jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Connecting the USB device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Copying audio tracks (DISC t HDD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Copying an album (USB t HDD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Playing Audio Tracks Using Jukebox/USB Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Playing repeatedly (Repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Creating your own programme (Programme) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Managing Audio Tracks on the Music Jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
About the “Photo Album” Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Preparing for Using the “Photo Album” Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Connecting the USB device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Copying JPEG image files to the HDD (DISC/USB t HDD) . . . . . . . . . 86
Copying all JPEG image files from the connected USB device
(USB t DVD-RW/DVD-R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Copying JPEG image files or albums on the HDD (HDD y HDD) . . . . 87
Copying JPEG image albums to a disc (HDD t DVD-RW/DVD-R) . . . . . 88
Copying JPEG image files to a disc (HDD t DVD-RW/DVD-R) . . . . . . 89
Using the “Photo Album” List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Viewing a JPEG image file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Playing a slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Managing JPEG Image Files on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Printing JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
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Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96
Disc Settings (Disc Setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Recorder Settings (Basic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Aerial Reception Settings (Tuner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Auto Channel Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Manual CH Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Channel Swapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Video Settings (Video In/Out) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Audio Input Settings (Audio In) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Audio Output Settings (Audio Out) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Language Settings (Language) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Recording Settings (Recording) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Playback Settings (Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
HDMI Settings (HDMI Output) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Other Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Options 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Resetting the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Notes on MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files, and DivX Video
Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Country/Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
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Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used
in this
manual
Compatibility with other
DVD players (finalising)
Select “Video Mode
Dub HDD contents to a
Off” in “HDD
DVD (VR mode) to play
Recording Format”
on other DVD players
(page 109)
VR
mode
Hard disk
drive
(internal)
Formatting
(new discs)
HDD
Select “Video Mode
Dub HDD contents to a
On” (default) in
DVD (Video mode) to play
“HDD Recording
on other DVD players
Format” (page 109)
Video
mode
+RW
Automatically
formatted in +VR
mode (DVD+RW
VIDEO)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Playable only on VR mode
Format in VR mode
compatible players
(page 27)
(finalisation unnecessary)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in Video
mode (page 27)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 36)
Automatically
formatted in +VR
mode (DVD+R
VIDEO)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 36)
Playable only on DVD-R
in VR mode compatible
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 36)
Playable on most DVD
players (finalisation
necessary) (page 36)
DVD+RW
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalised)
DVD-RW
DVD+R
+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
VR
mode
-RVR
Format in VR mode
(page 27)*1
Formatting is
performed in the
“Format” setup
(page 38).
DVD-R
DL
Video
mode
-RVideo
Automatically
formatted in Video
mode
,continued
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Usable disc versions (as of April 2007)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1,
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*2)
• 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0,
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*2)
• 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double
Layer) discs
• 8x-speed or slower DVD-R DL (Dual
Layer) discs (Ver.3.0 with CPRM*2)
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R
DL,” “DVD-R,” and “DVD-R DL” are trademarks.
*1
When an unformatted DVD-R is inserted into
this recorder, it is automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format a new DVD-R in VR
mode, format in the “Format” setup (page 38).
*2 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
Discs that cannot be recorded on
• DVD-RAMs
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Playable discs
Type
Disc Logo
Icon used in
this manual
Characteristics
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be
purchased or rented
This recorder also recognises DVDRAMs* as DVD Video compatible
discs.
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
CD
CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
music CD format
DATA DVD
—
DATA DVD
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RAMs*
containing MP3 audio tracks or DivX
video files
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-ROMs
containing MP3 audio tracks, JPEG
image files or DivX video files
DATA CD
—
DATA CD
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs
containing either MP3 audio tracks,
JPEG image files or DivX video files
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks.
DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are
trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under
license.
DivX® is a video file compression technology,
developed by DivX, Inc.
* If the DVD-RAM has a removable cartridge,
remove the cartridge before playback.
Discs that cannot be played
• PHOTO CDs
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are
recorded in a format different from the
formats mentioned in the table above.
• Data part of CD-Extras
• BDs
• HD DVDs
• Discs recorded with an AVCHDcompatible DVD video camera
• DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs that do not contain
DVD Video, DivX video, JPEG image
files, or MP3 audio tracks.
• DVD Audio discs
• Cartridge-only type DVD-RAMs.
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(page 12).
• DVDs that were recorded on a different
recorder and not correctly finalised.
Maximum recordable number of titles
Disc
Number of titles
HDD*
999
DVD-RW/DVD-R
99
DVD+RW/DVD+R
49
DVD+R DL
49
DVD-R DL
99
* The maximum length for one title is 12 hours.
,continued
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Note on playback operations of DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by
software producers. Since this recorder plays
DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the
disc contents the software producers
designed, some playback features may not be
available. See the instructions supplied with
the DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on
the rear of the unit and will only play DVD
VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with
identical region codes. This system is used to
protect copyrights.
DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play
on this recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
message “Playback prohibited by region
code.” will appear on the TV screen.
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region
code indication may be labelled even though
playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by
area restrictions.
Region code
Music discs encoded with copyright
protection technologies
This product is designed to play back discs
that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded with
copyright protection technologies are being
marketed by some record companies. Please
be aware that among those discs, there are
some that do not conform to the CD standard
and may not be playable by this product.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side
with digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does
not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
standard, playback on this product is not
guaranteed.
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b Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVDRs, DVD-RAMs, or CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be
played on this recorder due to the recording
quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has
not been correctly finalised. For more
information, see the operating instructions for the
recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the
same DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format,
reformat the disc (page 38). Note that the disc’s
contents will be erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for
recording even with high-speed discs.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For
Video” printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD+Rs,
DVD-Rs, or DVD-RWs (Video mode) that
contain recordings made on other DVD
equipment.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new
recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings
made on other DVD equipment. If you do add a
new recording, note that this recorder will rewrite
the DVD menu.
• You cannot edit recordings on DVD+RWs,
DVD-RWs (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs
that are made on other DVD equipment.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by
this recorder, the data may be erased.
• You may not be able to record, edit, or dub on
some recordable discs, depending on the disc.
• Do not insert any discs that cannot be recorded or
played on this recorder. This may cause the
recorder to malfunction.
Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
b Notes
•
•
•
•
•
See “Specifications” (page 123) for a list of supplied accessories.
Plug in cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a video input jack.
Be sure to disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead) of each component before connecting.
Hookups and Settings
Follow steps 1 through 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Do not connect the
AC power cord (mains lead) until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the AC Power Cord (Mains
Lead)” on page 19.
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Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below.
Wall
to AERIAL IN
DVD recorder
TV
to AERIAL OUT
to aerial input
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
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1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV, and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear
panel of the recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV using the supplied
aerial cable.
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord
A
D
TV, projector, or
audio component
Hookups and Settings
Select one of the following patterns, A through D, according to the input jack on your TV
monitor, projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable
you to view pictures.
Audio/video
cord
(supplied)
TV, projector, or audio
component
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
to LINE OUT (VIDEO)
(yellow)
to HDMI OUT
DVD recorder
(green)
(blue)
(red)
to LINE OUT
(S VIDEO)
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
Component video cord
(not supplied)
(green)
(blue)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
(red)
B
C
TV, projector, or audio
component
TV, projector, or audio
component
: Signal flow
,continued
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2
A Video input jack
You will enjoy standard quality images.
B S VIDEO input jack
Insert the HDMI connector straight into
the HDMI jack.
Do not bend or apply pressure to the
HDMI connector.
You will enjoy high quality images.
C Component video input jacks (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR)
You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction
and high quality images.
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p
format signals, use this connection and set
“Progressive” to “Compatible” in the “Easy
Setup” setup (page 22). Then set
“Component Video Out” to “Progressive” in
the “Video In/Out” setup to send progressive
video signals. For details, see “Component
Video Out” on page 102.
D HDMI input jack
Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to
enjoy high quality digital picture and sound
through the HDMI OUT jack.
b Notes
• Be sure to disconnect the HDMI cord when
moving the recorder.
• Do not apply too much pressure to the cabinet
wall, if you place the recorder on the cabinet with
the HDMI cord connected. It may damage the
HDMI jack or the HDMI cord.
• Do not twist the HDMI connector while
connecting to or disconnecting from the HDMI
jack to avoid damaging the HDMI jack and
connector.
When playing “wide screen” images
When connecting a Sony TV that is
compatible with the HDMI control function,
see page 17.
Some recorded images may not fit your TV
screen. To change the picture size, see
page 109.
When connecting to the HDMI jack
If you are connecting to a VCR
Follow the steps below. Improper handling
may damage the HDMI jack and the
connector.
1
Carefully align the HDMI jack on the
rear of the recorder and the HDMI
connector by checking their shapes.
Make sure the connector is not upside
down or tilted.
Connect your VCR to the LINE IN jack on
the recorder (page 24).
b Notes
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord
between the recorder and your TV at the same
time.
• You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack
(connection D) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP
compliant (e.g., DVI jacks on PC displays).
• Component video and RGB signals are not output
when using the HDMI connection.
* This DVD recorder incorporates High-Definition
Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
Connector is upside
down
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Not straight
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
About the HDMI Control
functions for ‘BRAVIA’ Theatre
Sync (for HDMI connections
only)
Hookups and Settings
By connecting Sony components that are
compatible with the HDMI Control function
with an HDMI cord (not supplied), operation
is simplified as below:
• One-Touch Play (page 50)
• System Power-Off
When you turn the TV off by using the
power button on the TV’s remote, the
components compatible with the HDMI
Control function turn off automatically.
To prepare for the ‘BRAVIA’ Theatre Sync
features
Set “HDMI Control” to “On” in the “HDMI
Output” setup (page 113). For details on TV
settings, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the TV.
b Notes
• Depending on the connected component, the
HDMI Control function may not work. Refer to
the operating instructions supplied with the
component.
• The recorder supports only the playback option of
HDMI Control. “Player” appears on the TV
screen when using the HDMI Control functions.
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Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords/HDMI Cord
Select one of the following patterns, A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen
to sound.
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Rear (R)
Audio component with
a decoder
Front (L)
A
Front (R)
Centre
Subwoofer
or
to coaxial/HDMI digital input
HDMI cord
(not supplied)
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
to HDMI OUT
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
DVD recorder
to LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
INPUT
B
VIDEO
(white)
(yellow)
L
(red)
(yellow)*
(white)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
AUDIO
R
(red)
TV, projector, or
audio component
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 15).
A Digital audio input jack
If your audio component has a Dolby*1
Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and
a digital input jack, use this connection. You
can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS
(5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch) surround
effects.
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If you connect a Sony audio component that
is compatible with the HDMI control
function, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the audio component.
B Audio L/R (left/right) input jacks
This connection will use your TV’s or audio
component’s two speakers for sound.
b Notes
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to
the LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• With connection B, do not connect the LINE IN
(R-AUDIO-L) and LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
jacks to your TV’s audio output jacks at the same
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come
from your TV’s speakers.
• With connection A, after you have completed the
connection, make the appropriate settings in the
“Audio Out” setup (page 104). Otherwise, no
sound or a loud noise will come from your
speakers.
• When you connect the recorder to an audio
component using an HDMI cord, you will need to
do one of the following:
– Connect the audio component to the TV with
the HDMI cord, or
– Connect the recorder to the TV with a video
cord other than HDMI cord (component video
cord, S-video cord, or audio/video cord).
Connect the supplied AC power cord (mains
lead) to the AC IN terminal of the recorder.
Then plug the recorder and TV mains leads
(AC power cords) into the mains. After you
connect the AC power cord (mains lead),
you must wait for a short while before
operating the recorder. You can operate
the recorder once the front panel display
lights up and the recorder enters standby
mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 24), be sure to connect the AC
power cord (mains lead) after all connections
are complete.
1
Hookups and Settings
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected
components.
Step 4: Connecting the
AC Power Cord (Mains
Lead)
to AC IN
2
*1
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are registered
trademarks of DTS, Inc.
to mains
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Step 5: Preparing the
Remote
You can control the recorder using the
supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA)
batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on
the batteries to the markings inside the
battery compartment. When using the
remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
recorder.
Controlling TVs with the
remote
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control
your TV.
b Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be
able to control your TV with some or all of the
buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
Number
buttons
b Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes with your other
Sony DVD recorder or player, change the
command mode number for this recorder
(page 21).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible
leakage and corrosion. Should leakage occur, do
not touch the liquid with bare hands. Observe the
following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an
extended period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid
inside the battery compartment, and insert new
batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on
the front panel) to strong light, such as direct
sunlight or a lighting apparatus. The recorder may
not respond to the remote.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the
code number and Command Mode may be reset
to the default setting. Set the appropriate code
number and Command Mode again.
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TV 2 +/–
TV [/1
TV t
TV PROG
+/–
1
Hold down TV [/1 located at the
bottom of the remote.
Do not press the [/1 button at the top of
the remote.
2
With TV [/1 pressed down, enter the
TV’s manufacturer code using the
number buttons.
For instance, to enter “09,” press “0” then
“9.” After you enter the last number,
release the TV [/1 button.
If more than one code number is listed,
try entering them one at a time until you
find the one that works with your TV.
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Hitachi
24
JVC
33
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 08
Samsung
71
Sanyo
25
Thomson
43
Toshiba
38
The remote performs the following:
Buttons
Operations
TV [/1
Turns your TV on or
off.
TV 2 (volume)
+/–
Adjusts the volume
of your TV.
TV PROG +/–
Selects the
programme position
on your TV.
TV t (input
select)
Switches your TV’s
input source.
If the supplied remote interferes with your
other Sony DVD recorder or player, set the
command mode number for this recorder and
the supplied remote to one that differs from
the other Sony DVD recorder or player after
you have completed “Step 6: Easy Setup.”
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
You can check the current Command Mode
in the front panel display. For details, see
page 114.
Hookups and Settings
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If you have a Sony DVD player
or more than one Sony DVD
recorder
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
The remote does not function if different
command modes are set for the recorder and
remote. Set the same command mode.
Changing programme positions
of the recorder using the
remote
You can change programme positions of the
recorder using the number buttons.
Number
buttons
ENTER
Example: for channel 50
Press “5,” “0,” then press ENTER.
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Auto Channel Setting
Select “Auto Scan.” Then select your
country/region using </,, and press
ENTER. The programme position order
will be set according to the country/
region you select.
Step 6: Easy Setup
Make the basic adjustments by following the
on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.”
Be careful not to disconnect the cables or exit
the “Easy Setup” function during this
procedure.
To skip this setting, select “Do not set.”
To set the programme positions
manually, see page 99.
[/1
Clock Setting
The “Auto” function cannot be used in
your area.
Select “Manual” to set the clock
manually. The “Manual Clock Setting”
display appears.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Select the time zone for your area
using </,, and press m.
2
Select “On” using </, if you are
now on summer time, and press
ENTER.
3
Set the day, month, year, hour, and
minutes using </M/m/,, and
press ENTER to start the clock.
O RETURN
TV [/1
1
z Hint
You can select the clock and date display. Set
“Display” of “Clock Setting” in the “Basic”
setup (page 97).
Turn on the recorder and your TV.
Then switch the input selector on your
TV so that the signal from the recorder
appears on your TV screen.
TV Screen Size (page 109)
If you have a wide-screen TV, select
“Wide (16:9).” If you have a standard
TV, select “Standard (4:3).” This will
determine how “wide-screen” images are
displayed on your TV.
The “Language” display appears.
• If the “Language” display does not
appear, select “Easy Setup” in the
“Basic” setup from “Initial Setup” in
the System Menu (page 98).
2
Progressive
When you connect a progressive format
TV to this recorder using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks,
select “Compatible.”
Select a language for the on-screen
displays using </M/m/,, and press
ENTER.
HDD caution messages
Read the HDD caution messages, and
press ENTER.
The initial settings message appears.
3
Select “Start” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
make the following settings.
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4
Select “Finish Setup” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
“Easy Setup” is completed.
To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
Hookups and Settings
z Hint
If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
Setup” in the “Basic” setup from “Initial Setup” in
the System Menu (page 98).
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Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
After disconnecting the recorder’s AC power cord (mains lead) from the mains, connect a VCR
or similar recording device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack)
(page 72).
For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording from Connected Equipment” on page 47.
Connecting to the LINE 1 IN jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 1 IN jack of this recorder.
VCR, etc.
OUTPUT
AUDIO
R
VIDEO
S VIDEO
L
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
S-video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 1 IN
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals through a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and to your TV in the order shown below. To watch
video tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• If you disconnect the recorder’s AC power cord (mains lead), you will not be able to view the signals from
the connected VCR.
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Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord.
VCR, etc.
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Hookups and Settings
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
R
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
to LINE 2 IN
DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to only the L(MONO) and VIDEO
input jacks on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack.
b Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other
equipment’s output jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. This may cause noise (feedback).
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 1 IN jacks. Disconnect the
recorder’s AC power cord (mains lead) from the mains when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro Rec function, see below.
TV
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
INPUT
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
R
to LINE OUT
DVD recorder
to LINE 1 IN
Satellite tuner, etc.
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
R
: Signal flow
If you want to use the Synchro Rec
function
This connection is necessary to use the
Synchro-Recording function. See
“Recording from connected equipment with a
timer (Synchro Rec.)” on page 47.
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VIDEO
L
AUDIO
OUTPUT
b Notes
• Synchro-Recording does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s AC power cord
(mains lead), you will not be able to view the
signals from the connected tuner.
Eight Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
1. Inserting a Disc
+RW
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
-RVR
CD
DATA DVD
Z (open/
close)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
This section introduces the basic operation to
record a current TV programme to the hard
disk (HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an
explanation of how to make timer recordings,
see page 40.
DVD
HDD
DVD
PROG +/–
1
2
Press DVD.
Press Z (open/close), and place a
disc on the disc tray.
DISPLAY
z REC
x REC
STOP
TV t
Recording/playing side facing down
3
Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the
front panel display.
Unused DVDs are formatted
automatically.
• For DVD-RW discs
DVD-RWs are formatted in the
recording format (VR mode or Video
mode) set by “Format DVD-RW” of
“Basic” in the “Disc Setup” setup
(page 96).
REC MODE
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DATA CD
2. Recording a
Programme
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you want to record to a DVD, insert a
recordable DVD.
2
Press PROG +/– to select the
programme position or input source
you want to record.
• For DVD-R discs
DVD-Rs are automatically formatted in
Video mode. To format an unused
DVD-R in VR mode, format the disc in
the “Format” setup (page 38) before
you make a recording.
If the disc is recordable on this recorder,
you can manually re-format the disc to
make a blank disc (page 38).
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3
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the
display on the TV screen changes as
follows:
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information
such as recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY during recording.
* Available when “Manual Rec. Mode” is set
to “On (go to setup)” in the “Recording”
setup (page 106).
The recording information appears.
For more details about the recording
mode, see page 40.
4
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
When recording to the HDD, recording
stops after 12 hours of continuous
recording or when the HDD is full.
When recording to a DVD, recording
stops when the DVD is full.
A Recording mode
To stop recording
B Recording time
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for
recorder to stop recording.
C Disc type/format
To watch another TV programme while
recording
Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
Set your TV to the TV input using the TV t
button (page 20).
b Notes
• If you press the [/1 button while recording, the
recorder stops recording and turns off.
• After pressing the z REC button, it may take a
short while to start recording.
• You cannot change the recording mode while
recording.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
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D Recording status
4-Title List (Example: HDD)
3. Playing the Recorded
Programme (Title List)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
HDD
m
DVD
8-Title List
PLAY
MODE
TITLE LIST
O RETURN
.
H
X
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DISPLAY
>
x
A Disc type:
Displays the media type, HDD or DVD.
B Total number of titles
1
C Sub-menu:
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 27).
Playback starts automatically depending
on the disc.
2
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To play a recorded title, select the title from
the Title List.
Press , to display the sub-menu.
The sub-menu displays options
applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending upon
the model, situation, and disc type.
Press TITLE LIST.
To show the 8-Title List, press < to
select “Title View,” and press ENTER,
then select “8 Titles” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
Sub-menu
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the titles do not fit
on the list. To view the hidden titles,
press M/m.
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E Title information:
Displays the title number, title thumbnail
picture (playback picture for the selected
title, still images for the other titles),
recording date, recorded station name (or
programme position number), recording
mode, title name, and title size.
“Recording”: Indicates that the title is
currently being recorded.
: Indicates protected title.
“NEW”: Indicates that the title is newly
recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
: Press DISPLAY to display
“
.” “
” indicates titles
containing “Copy-Once” copy protection
signals (HDD only) (page 67).
: Indicates that the title is recorded
using the Update function.
Genre icons: Indicates the title’s genre
(HDD only).
3
Select “Original” or “Play List” using M/
m, and press ENTER.
To change the title order for HDD (Sort
Titles)
1
Press < while the Title List is
displayed.
2
Select “Sort Titles” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
3
Select the item using M/m, and press
ENTER.
Order
Sorted
By Date
In order of when the titles
were recorded. The title
that is recorded most
recently is listed at the
top.
Unseen Title
In order of when the titles
were recorded. The title
that is recorded most
recently and has not been
played is listed at the top.
Playlist titles are not
displayed.
F Remaining time of the current disc in
the current recording mode (example:
SP mode)
G Detailed information for the selected
title
The resume point time is shown in the 8Title List (HDD only).
3
Select a title using M/m, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press ./> while the Title List is
displayed. Each time you press . />,
the entire Title List changes to the next/
previous page of titles.
About the Title List for DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode)
You can switch the Title List to show
Original or Playlist titles.
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1
Press < while the Title List is
displayed.
2
Select “Play List” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
By Title
In alphabetical order.
By Number
In order of recorded title
number.
To search for a title by genre (HDD only)
1
Press < while the Title List is
displayed.
2
Select “Genre” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
3
Select a genre using M/m, and press
ENTER.
To change a title thumbnail picture
(Thumbnail)
After recording, the first scene of the
recording (the title) is automatically set as the
thumbnail picture.
You can select a favourite scene for the
thumbnail picture shown in the Title List.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode),
switch the Title Lists, if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Edit” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Set Thumbnail” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
The display for setting the thumbnail
point appears and the title starts to play.
5
While watching the playback picture,
press H, X or c
m/M
C
to select the scene you want to set for a
thumbnail picture, and press X.
Playback pauses.
You can also select a scene using the
PLAY MODE button (page 57).
6
Select “OK” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture.
To return to the Title List, press
O RETURN.
4. Displaying the Playing
Time and Play
Information
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can check the playing time of the current
title, chapter, track, or disc. Also, you can
check the disc name recorded on the DVD/
CD.
To change the thumbnail preview mode
(Set Preview) (HDD only)
You can select “Quick Preview” or “Normal”
for the thumbnail preview mode in the Title
List. Set “Set Preview” in the “Options” setup
(page 115).
DISPLAY
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
z Hint
You can select “Title List” from the System Menu.
b Notes
• The title names may not appear for DVDs created
on other DVD recorders.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail
pictures to be displayed.
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may
change to the first scene of the recording (title).
• After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on
the source recording is cancelled.
• When the Title List does not appear by pressing
the TITLE LIST button, the DVD has no Title
List. In this case, try pressing the TOP MENU
button to display the DVD’s menu.
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3
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
In stop mode
Example: DVD-RW in VR mode
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During playback
Example: DVD-R in Video mode
z Hints
• When “On Screen Display” is set to “On”
(default) in the “Options” setup (page 114),
information automatically appears on the screen
when the recorder is operated.
• To increase disc space, see “To open up disc
space” (page 60).
b Note
Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
displayed correctly.
A Playing status
B Shows that the Resume Play is
available (page 50).
C Current selected recording mode
(maximum DVD recording time)
(page 40)
D Remaining time
E Station name and programme position
number
F Audio setting for the current
programme
G Recording restrictions for the current
programme
H Disc information
I Title type (Original or Playlist) for
DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR mode
J Disc type/format (page 9)
Displays the finalised disc in Video
mode as “DVD-VIDEO.”
K Title number-Chapter number
(page 57)
L Playing time
M Multi-angles indicator (page 49)
N Copy-protected indicator (page 41)
O Data transfer bar and rate
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5. Changing the Name of
a Recorded Programme
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
4
The display for entering characters
appears.
The current name is displayed at the
input row.
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
Select “Title Name,” and press
ENTER.
Input row
5
Move the cursor to the point where you
want to insert the character using
m/M.
To erase all of the characters, press and
hold CLEAR for 2 seconds or more.
6
CLEAR
The characters for the selected type are
displayed.
The type of characters will change
according to the language you select in
“Easy Setup.”
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
.
m
X
>
M
x
Select “Upper case” or “Lower case”
using ./>.
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You can label a DVD, title, or programme by
entering characters. You can enter up to 64
characters for a title recorded in the HDD/
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode), 40 characters
for a title recorded in the DVD+RW/DVDRW (Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video
mode), but the actual number of characters
displayed in the menus such as the Title List
will vary. The steps below explain how to
change the name of the recorded programme.
Press </M/m/, to select the
character you want to enter, and press
ENTER.
The selected character appears at the
input row.
To insert a space, press X (or select
“Space,” and press ENTER).
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Select a title, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
8
Repeat steps 6 and 7 to enter the
remaining characters.
To erase a character, move the cursor to
the character at the input row, and press
CLEAR (or select “Clear,” and press
ENTER).
To insert a character, move the cursor to
the right of the point where you want to
insert the character. Then select the
character, and press ENTER.
To erase all of the characters, press and
hold CLEAR for 2 seconds or more.
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9
Press x (or select “OK,” and press
ENTER).
To cancel the setting, press
O RETURN.
6. Labelling and
Protecting a Disc
You can execute options effective for the
entire disc in the “Disc Setup” setup.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Labelling a disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 27.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
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Select “Disc Setup,” and press
ENTER.
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
4
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
5
Select “Input Disc Name,” and press
ENTER.
5
Select “Protect Disc,” and press
ENTER.
6
Select “Next Screen,” and press
ENTER.
6
7
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Enter the disc name (page 33).
b Note
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD-RW/
DVD-R (VR mode) disc name, and 40 characters
for a DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/DVD+R/
DVD-R (Video mode) disc name. The disc name
may not appear when the disc is played on other
DVD equipment.
Protecting a disc
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
To cancel the protection
Select “Off” in step 6.
-RWVR
1
-RVR
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 27.
2
z Hint
You can set protection for individual titles
(page 60).
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4
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Disc Setup,” and press
ENTER.
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7. Playing the Disc on
Other DVD Equipment
(Finalise)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
+R
-RVideo
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
-RVR
-RVideo
Finalising is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalise a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
(Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video
mode), a DVD menu will be automatically
created, which can be displayed on other
DVD equipment.
Before finalising, check the differences
between the disc types in the table below.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DISPLAY
Differences between disc types
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
-RVR
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Discs are automatically finalised
when removed from the recorder.
However, you may need to finalise
the disc for certain DVD
equipment, or if the recording time
is short. You can edit or record on
the disc even after finalising.
1
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 27.
2
Finalising is necessary. The disc
can be played only on equipment
that supports DVD-R in VR mode.
After finalising you cannot edit or
record on the disc using this
recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Disc Setup,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
5
Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
Finalising is unnecessary when
playing a disc on VR format
compatible equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment
is VR format compatible, you may
need to finalise the disc, especially
if the recording time is short. You
can edit or record on the disc even
after finalising.
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to
record on it again, unfinalise
(page 37) or reformat the disc
(page 38). However, if you
reformat the disc, all recorded
contents will be erased.
Insert a disc.
6
Select “Next Screen,” and press
ENTER.
For DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode), the
recorder starts finalising the disc. Go to
step 9.
7
For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
(DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode) only)
Select a title menu style, and press
ENTER.
DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been
finalised to prohibit additional recording or
editing can be unfinalised to allow further
recording or editing.
The menu appears in the selected title
menu style when the “top menu” (or
“menu” for a DVD+RW/DVD+R) is
selected on the DVD equipment.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
(DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode) only)
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
9
-RWVR -RWVideo
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) that has been finalised with other
DVD equipment, unfinalise the disc.
b Note
The recorder is not able to unfinalise DVD-RWs
(Video mode) that have been finalised on another
recorder.
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 27.
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalised
or not. Press DISPLAY after step 1 (page 31).
b Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc,
recording, or the DVD equipment, discs may not
play even if the discs are finalised.
• The recorder may not be able to finalise the disc
if it was recorded on another recorder.
• Inserting an unfinalised disc into other DVD
equipment may damage the recorded contents.
• When using a DVD+RW, you can edit or record
on the disc even after finalising. However, the
title menu will not be displayed. Finalise the disc
again to display the title menu.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Disc Setup,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
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8
Unfinalising a disc
37
5
Select “Unfinalise,” and press
ENTER.
8. Reformatting a Disc
+RW
6
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
-RWVR -RWVideo
-RVR
-RVideo
New discs are automatically formatted when
inserted. If necessary, you can manually reformat a DVD+RW, DVD-RW, or DVD-R
disc to make a blank disc. For DVD-RWs or
DVD-Rs, you can select a recording format
(VR mode or Video mode) according to your
needs.
The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
Unfinalising may take several minutes.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 27.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
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Select “Disc Setup,” and press
ENTER.
Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
5
Select an item, and press ENTER.
“VR Mode”: Formats DVD-RWs/DVDRs (VR mode or unrecorded discs) in VR
mode.
“Video Mode”: Formats DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs in Video mode.
“Format DVD+RW”: Formats
DVD+RWs.
6
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
z Hint
By reformatting, you can change the recording
format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVDRWs that have been finalised.
b Note
You cannot reformat recorded DVD-Rs.
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Timer Recording
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• Check that the disc has enough available
space for the recording (page 31). For the
HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you
can free up disc space by erasing titles
(page 60).
• Adjust the recording picture quality if
necessary (page 44).
b Note
To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
finalise the disc (page 36).
Recording mode
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of
video tapes, you can select the desired
recording mode using the REC MODE
button.
Recording modes with higher quality provide
a more beautiful recording, but the large data
volume also results in a shorter recording
time.
Conversely, a longer duration provides a
longer recording time, but the lower data
volume results in a coarser picture quality.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
To select further options for recording mode
(manual recording mode), set “Manual Rec.
Mode” to “On (go to setup)” in the
“Recording” setup (page 106).
To record pictures in higher quality than HQ
mode on the HDD, set “Manual Rec. Mode”
to “On (go to setup),” and then select “HQ+.”
For details about manual recording mode, see
page 106.
For timer recording, you can also select
“AUTO” as recording mode, which
maximizes the recording quality for the space
available on the disc (if recording to DVD),
or to fit onto a blank disc (if recording to
HDD).
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Approx. recording time
(hours)
Recording
mode
DVD*1
HDD
RDRHX750
RDRHX950
34
53
1 hr.
1 min.
R
50
79
1 hr.
30 min.
SP (Standard
mode)
68
105
2
LSP
r
84
130
2 hr.
30 min.
ESP
r
100
155
3
HQ (High
quality)
HSP
LP
r
135
210
4
EP
r
200
315
6
SLP
r
270
425
8
SEP*2 (Long
duration)
340
530
10
*1
The approximate recording time is for 12 cm
DVD discs.
The approximate recording times for DVD+R DL
(Double Layer)/DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
are as follows:
HQ: 1 hour 51 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 41 minutes
SP: 3 hours 35 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 29 minutes
ESP: 5 hours 23 minutes
LP: 7 hours 11 minutes
EP: 10 hours 46 minutes
SLP: 14 hours 21 minutes
SEP: 17 hours 57 minutes
*2 When recording to DVD+RW or DVD+R, SLP
is the longest recording time available. If you
select SEP, the recording mode will
automatically revert to SLP.
z Hint
To easily select a manual recording mode, press
REC MODE repeatedly to display “MN,” and
select a manual recording mode using </,.
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo-based programme is received,
“Stereo” appears.
When a bilingual ZWEITON-based
programme is received, “L,” “R,” or “L+R”
appears.
NICAM system
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to
set “NICAM Select” to “NICAM” (default)
in the “Audio In” setup. If the sound is not
clear when listening to NICAM broadcasts,
set “NICAM Select” to “Standard”
(page 103).
Timer Recording
b Notes
• The maximum continuous recording time to the
HDD is 12 hours for a single title. A title longer
than 12 hours is divided.
• 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.
• Programmes are recorded in the following aspect
ratio.
– In the original aspect ratio, when recording to
the HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” is
set to “Video Mode Off” in the “Recording”
setup (page 109))/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode).
– In 4:3 when recording to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs.
• When recording to DVD-R DLs (Video mode),
the title is divided when the layer switches.
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.
Unrecordable pictures
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
The recorder automatically receives and
records stereo and bilingual programmes
based on the ZWEITON system or the
NICAM system.
The HDD (when “HDD Recording Format”
is set to “Video Mode Off” in the
“Recording” setup (page 109)) and a DVDRW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode) can
record both main and sub sounds. You can
switch between main and sub when playing
the disc.
The HDD (when “HDD Recording Format”
is set to “Video Mode On” in the “Recording”
setup (page 109)) and a DVD+RW, DVD+R,
DVD-RW (Video mode), or DVD-R (Video
mode) can record only one sound track (main
or sub) at a time. Select the sound track in the
“Audio In” setup before recording starts. Set
“Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” (default) or
“B/R” in the “Audio In” setup (page 103).
About HDD Recording format, see page 109.
Pictures with copy protection cannot be
recorded on this recorder.
Copy control Recordable discs
signals
Copy-Free
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
Copy-Once
HDD
-RWVR (CPRM*)
-RVR
Copy-Never
(CPRM*)
None
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 9).
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Timer Recording
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
2
Select the “New Input” row, and press
ENTER.
3
Select an item using </, and
adjust using M/m. Then press ENTER.
+R
You can set the timer for a total of 32
programmes, up to 30 days in advance.
Set the date, time, and programme position of
the programme manually.
TIMER
</M/m/,,
ENTER
z REC
x REC
STOP
1
Press TIMER.
The “Timer List” display appears.
42
The adjustable items are listed below.
“Pr/CH”: Sets the programme position.
“Date”: Sets the date (up to 30 days
later). Select a recording pattern by
pressing M repeatedly to set the timer for
the same daily or weekly programmes.
“Start”: Sets the start time.
“Stop”: Sets the stop time.
“Extend”: Sets duration when a timer
recording is in progress. If the
programme set to be recorded daily or
weekly is extended, the manually
extended time set here will be added to
the subsequent timer recording times.
• If you want to make the detailed
settings, select “Set Details” and press
ENTER. Select an item using M/m and
set using </,.
“Record to”: Sets the recording
destination. If there is not enough
available DVD disc space for the
recording, the recorder automatically
records the programme to the HDD
even if you select “DVD” (Recovery
Recording).
“Recording Mode”: Sets the recording
mode (page 40).
“Update”: Sets the recorder
automatically replacing the previous
timer recording with the new one.
“Genre”: Sets the genre.
“Bilingual Recording”: Sets the sound
to be recorded (page 103).
“HDD Recording Format”: Sets the
recording format of HDD (page 109).
• To enter a title name, select “Set Title
Name” and press ENTER (page 33).
• If you make a mistake, select the item
and change the setting.
4
b Notes
The “Timer List” display appears
(page 46).
The timer recording indicator lights up
on the front panel display and the
recorder is ready to start recording.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off
the recorder before the timer recording
starts.
• If a message indicating that the HDD is full
appears on the screen, change the recording
destination to “DVD,” or make available space
for the recording (page 60).
• If there is not enough available DVD disc space
for the recording, the recorder automatically
records the programme to the HDD even if you
select “DVD” (Recovery Recording).
• 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 47).
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot be
made if it overlaps with a programme that has
priority. “Overlap” will appear next to the
overlapped setting in the Timer List. Check the
priority order of the settings (page 46).
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has
priority.
• The “Rec. Mode Adjust” function only works
with a timer recording. It does not function with
Quick Timer or Synchro Rec.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
On-screen instructions may appear after
pressing x REC STOP. In this case, follow
the on-screen instructions.
Rec. Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for
the recording, the recorder automatically
adjusts the recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be recorded. Set “Rec.
Mode Adjust” to “On” in the “Recording”
setup (page 108).
Timer Recording
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
If the timer settings overlap
The confirmation screen appears.
To store the setting, select “Yes.”
To cancel the overlapped setting, select “No.”
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
recording
See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)” on page 46.
z Hints
• You can also display the Timer display by
selecting “Timer Recording” from the System
Menu.
• If you are recording to the HDD, you can play the
title as it is being recorded by selecting the
programme title on the Title List (page 56).
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Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in 30minute increments.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Each press advances the time in 30-minute
increments. The maximum duration is six
hours.
Adjusting the recording picture
quality
You can adjust the picture quality by
selecting a preset setting. You can also adjust
the picture quality by changing detailed
settings, and store up to three settings in the
memory.
(normal recording)
The time counter decreases minute by minute
to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the
power turns off).
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter
appears in the front panel display. The
recorder returns to normal recording mode.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP.
b Note
If you turn off the recorder during recording,
recording is stopped.
DISPLAY
1
Press SYSTEM MENU in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Picture Adjustment,” and
press ENTER.
3
Select a preset setting, and press
ENTER.
“Tuner”: TV broadcasts
“VCR”: Video cassettes
“DTV”: Digital broadcasts
“Memory1”/“Memory2”/“Memory3”:
Your own settings. To create your own
settings, see “To create your own setting”
on page 45.
To check the detailed settings for the
selected preset, press DISPLAY.
4
44
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
To create your own setting
Select “Memory1,” “Memory2,” or
“Memory3” in step 3.
2
Select “Detailed Settings,” and press
ENTER.
The display for adjusting detailed
settings appears.
3
Select an item using M/m, and adjust
settings using </,.
For details about each setting, see the
explanation of the display.
“Prog. Motion”: Adjusts the progressive
video signal when “Component Video
Out” is set to “Progressive” (page 102) or
when using the HDMI connection.
Select “Motion” for a picture, including
subjects that move dynamically.
Select “Still” for a picture with little
movement.
“Cinema”: Converts the progressive
video signal to match the type of DVD
software that you are watching when
“Component Video Out” is set to
“Progressive” (page 102) or when using
the HDMI connection.
Select “Auto” to detect the software type
(Film-based or Video-based)
automatically and select the appropriate
conversion mode. Normally select this
position.
Select “Off” to fix the conversion mode
to the mode for Video-based software.
“3-D Y/C”: Adjusts the brightness/
colour separation for the video signals.
Select “Motion” for a picture, including
subjects that move dynamically.
Select “Still” for a picture with little
movement.
“YNR” (luminance noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the
luminance element of the video signal.
“CNR” (chroma noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the chroma
element of the video signal.
“Detail”: Adjusts the sharpness of
images outlines.
“White AGC”: Turn on for automatic
white level adjustment.
“White Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of white.
“Black Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of black.
4
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
The setting is automatically stored as the
setting you selected in step 1.
Creating chapters in a title
Timer Recording
1
“Black Level”: Selects the black level
(setup level) for the NTSC video signals.
Select “ON” to remove the 7.5 IRE setup
level.
Normally, select “OFF” position.
“Hue”: Adjusts the colour balance.
“Chroma Level”: Makes the colours
deeper or lighter.
The recorder can automatically divide a
recording (a title) into chapters by inserting
chapter marks. To select chapter mark
intervals or disable this function, see “Auto
Chapter (HDD/VR),” “Auto Chapter
(Video),” or “Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW)”
in the “Recording” setup (page 108).
When recording to the HDD, a DVD-R (VR
mode) or a DVD-RW (VR mode), you can
edit chapter marks (page 63).
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Checking/Changing/
Cancelling Timer
Settings (Timer List)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
“Modify”:
Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m. Select “OK,” and press
ENTER.
+R
You can check, change, or cancel timer
settings using the “Timer List.”
TIMER
</M/m/,,
ENTER
.
1
>
When the timer settings overlap
Press TIMER.
The “Timer List” display appears.
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
When all of the timer settings do not fit
on the list, the scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press
M/m.
2
Select the timer setting you want to
check/change/cancel, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
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“Erase”:
Erases the timer setting. Select “Yes,”
and press ENTER.
“Skip Once”:
Cancels the daily or weekly recordings
only once. After cancelling the timer
setting, “Skip Once” appears next to the
timer setting in the “Timer List.”
To change or cancel the setting, repeat
steps 2 and 3 above.
• The programme that starts first has priority
and the entire programme is recorded.
• After finishing the previous recording, the
other recording starts with several tens-ofsecond’s delay (when the end-time of one
recording and the start-time of another are
the same).
• When the recordings start at the same time,
only one of them will be recorded. Cancel
the timer setting for the programme that you
are not going to record.
z Hint
You can move to the first row/bottom row of the
Timer List using ./> while the list is
displayed.
b Notes
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has
priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot be
made if it overlaps with a programme that has
priority. “Overlap” will appear next to the
overlapped setting in the Timer List. Check the
priority order of the settings.
Recording from
Connected Equipment
2
Set “External Audio” to “Bilingual” and
“Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” or “B/R”
in the “Audio In” setup (page 103).
For details about the bilingual recording,
see page 41.
[/1
HDD
DVD
Set the timer on the connected
equipment to the time of the
programme you want to record, and
turn it off.
4
Press down x REC STOP on the
recorder for more than 3 seconds.
z REC
x REC
STOP
REC MODE
Timer Recording
3
INPUT
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up
in the front panel display and the recorder
turns off. The recorder is ready to start
Synchro-Recording.
You can also set the recorder to stand by
for Synchro-Recording by setting
“Synchro Rec.” of “Timer Recording” to
“Yes” from the System Menu.
To cancel Synchro Rec before recording
starts
Recording from connected
equipment with a timer
(Synchro Rec.)
Press [/1.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator in the front
panel display turns off.
HDD
Press down z REC for more than 3 seconds.
The Synchro Rec is cancelled, and the
recording continues.
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 1 IN jacks of the recorder
(page 26).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from
the LINE 1 IN jacks.
The recording destination is HDD only.
1
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
For details about recording mode, see
page 40.
To cancel Synchro Rec during recording
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP. Then select “Yes” in the
confirmation display, and press ENTER.
b Notes
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting
a 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.
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with
some tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• To use the Synchro Rec function, you must first
set the recorder’s clock correctly.
• For a bilingual programme, only the audio signal
selected in step 2 can be played back.
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If the timer settings of a SynchroRecording and another timer recording
overlap
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 40.
Timer recordings always have priority. The
Synchro-Recording starts only after the timer
recording has finished.
5
Insert the source tape into the
connected equipment and set to
playback pause.
Timer
recording
6
Press z REC.
This recorder starts recording.
SynchroRecording
7
will be cut off
Recording from connected
equipment without a timer
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can record from a connected VCR or
similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
Device” on page 24.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the
equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK
jack).
1
Press HDD or DVD.
If you select DVD, insert a recordable
DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on
page 27).
2
Press INPUT to select an input source
according to the connection you
made.
The front panel display changes as
follows:
programme position
3
Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme to
the HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video
mode).
Set “External Audio” to “Bilingual” and
“Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” or “B/R”
in the “Audio In” setup (page 103).
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4
Press the pause (or play) button on the
connected equipment to cancel the
playback pause status.
The connected equipment starts playback
and the playback image is recorded by
this recorder.
To stop recording, press x REC STOP
on this recorder.
If you connect a digital video camera with
a DV IN jack
See “DV Camcorder Dubbing” on page 72
for an explanation of how to record from the
DV IN jack.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording
picture quality” on page 44.
b Notes
• When recording a video game image, the screen
may not be clear.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
guard signal cannot be recorded.
• When “Bilingual Recording” is set to “A/L” or
“B/R” in step 3, you cannot select the sound when
playing in the following cases.
– When recording in PCM mode.
– When recording to the HDD (“HDD Recording
Format” is set to “Video Mode On” in the
“Recording” setup (page 109))/DVD+RW/
DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode).
3
Playback
Playback starts from the selected title.
Playing the Recorded
Programme/DVD
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
Select a title using M/m, and press
ENTER.
+R
VCD DATA DVD *
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
DATA CD *
To use the DVD’s Menu
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalised
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video mode), you can
display the disc’s menu by pressing TOP
MENU or MENU.
The H button is not available in the disc’s menu.
HDD
DVD
Number
buttons
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
ANGLE
SYSTEM
MENU
TOP MENU
/
.
CLEAR
PLAY
MODE
TITLE LIST
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
DISPLAY
>
To play VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs with
PBC functions
Playback
b Note
* DivX video file only
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs
interactively using the menu on your TV
screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD/Super
VIDEO CD with PBC functions, the menu
appears.
Select an item using the number buttons, and
press ENTER. Then, follow the instructions
in the menu (press H when “Press
SELECT” appears).
H/X/x
b Note
1
Press HDD or DVD.
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 27).
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, DATA DVD or DATA CD, press
H. Playback starts.
2
Press TITLE LIST.
For details about the Title List, see “3.
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title
List)” on page 29.
Example: HDD
Some playback options such as search, repeat play
or programme play cannot be played with PBC
function. To play with playback options, start
playback without PBC functions using the Title
List.
To change the angles
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
are recorded on the disc, “
” appears on
the screen. Press ANGLE during playback.
To switch the angle mark indicator to off, set
“Angle Indicator” to “Off” in the “Playback”
setup (page 111).
To stop playback
Press x.
To playback quickly with sound (Scan
Audio)
When you press M during playback, you
can play quickly with dialogue or sound
(except for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO
CDs).
No sound is output when you press M two
or more times to change search speed.
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To display the registration code for this
recorder
When you press H again after you stop
playback, the recorder resumes playback
from the point where you pressed x.
You can lock all of the buttons on the
recorder so that the settings are not cancelled
by mistake.
When the recorder is turned off, hold down x
on the recorder until “LOCKED” appears in
the front panel display. The recorder does not
work except for timer recordings and
Synchro-Recording while the Child Lock is
set.
To start from the beginning, press x again,
and press H. Playback starts from the
beginning of the title/track/scene.
To unlock the recorder, hold down x on the
recorder until “UNLOCKED” appears in the
front panel display.
The point where you stopped playing is
cleared when:
– you open the disc tray (except HDD).
– you play another title (except HDD).
– you start playback using the Title List
(except HDD).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you make a recording (except HDD/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode).
– you disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead).
One-Touch Play (for HDMI connection
only)
Select “Registration Code” of “DivX” in the
“Options” setup (page 114).
To resume playback from the point where
you stopped (Resume Play)
To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
If you play a restricted DVD, the display for
entering your password appears on your TV
screen.
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, and press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see
“Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on
page 110.
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To lock the recorder (Child Lock)
Press H. With one touch of the H button,
the recorder and your TV automatically turn
on and the TV’s input is switched to the
recorder. Playback starts automatically.
Set “HDMI Control” to “On” in the “HDMI
Output” setup (page 113) to use the OneTouch Play function.
z Hint
You can also use the H button in step 3 (page 49)
to start playback.
b Note
When using the HDMI connection, there may be a
delay, before the playback picture appears on the
TV screen, and the beginning portion of the
playback picture may not be displayed.
Playback options
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 49.
Buttons
Operations
AUDIO
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed
repeatedly in normal playback mode.
DVD DATA DVD * DATA CD * : Selects the language.
HDD -RWVR
-RVR
VCD DATA DVD *
DVD
DATA CD *
HDD -RWVR
-RVR : Selects the main or sub sound.
VCD : Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
Playback
* DivX video file only
SUBTITLE
DVD
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
DATA DVD * DATA CD *
* DivX video file only
/
(instant replay/
instant advance)
Each time you press
, replays the scene for the following
duration.
5 seconds t 15 seconds t 30 seconds t 1 minute t
2 minutes t 3 minutes t 5 minutes t 10 minutes t
20 minutes t advances the time in 10-minute increments t
2 hours
Each time you press
, briefly fast forwards the current scene
for the following duration.
30 seconds t 1 minute t 1 minute 30 seconds t 2 minutes t
3 minutes t 5 minutes t 10 minutes t 20 minutes t
advances the time in 10-minute increments t 2 hours
. (previous)/
> (next)
(fast reverse/fast forward)
Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/track
when pressed during playback.
Goes to the beginning of the first title/track when pressed in stop
mode.
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback.
Search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse fast forward
mFR1*1 T t MFF1*2
mFR2 T T t t MFF2
mFR3*3 T T T t t t MFF3*3
*3
mFR4 T T T T t t t t MFF4*3
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse
continues at the selected speed until you release the button.
*1
When you press m once during playback, you can play Reverse
play (not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs/DivX video
files).
*2 When you press M once during playback, you can play quickly
with sound (not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs).
*3 Not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs.
To resume normal playback, press H.
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Buttons
Operations
Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in
pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
To resume normal playback, press H.
(slow, freeze frame)
HDD
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
-RVR
-RVideo
DVD
VCD
DATA DVD
*1
*2
*1*2
DATA CD
*1
*1*2
Playback direction only
DivX video file only
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback, press H.
b Notes
• Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
recorded on this recorder.
• JPEG image files made with a DVD camcorder
can only be played as a slideshow. For video files
containing JPEG image files and movies, the
recorder can play movie parts only.
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound
track
DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
“DTS Output” to “On” in the “Audio Out” setup
(page 104).
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Playing a specific portion
repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
1
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
2
Select “A-B Repeat,” and press
ENTER.
“Set point A” is selected.
You can play repeatedly all the titles/tracks/
files or a single title/chapter/track on the
HDD or a disc.
1
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
2
3
While monitoring the sound, press
ENTER at the starting point (point A) of
the portion to be played repeatedly.
Continue playing to locate the ending
point (point B), and press ENTER.
Select an item to be repeated using M/
m.
*1
*2
A-B Repeat starts.
To cancel A-B Repeat
Select “Repeat,” and press ENTER.
“Repeat Title” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
DVDs*1/DATA CDs*1): repeats the
current title.
“Repeat Chapter” (for HDD/DVDs):
repeats the current chapter.
“Repeat Track” (for VIDEO CDs*2):
repeats the current track.
“Repeat Programme”: repeats the current
programme (page 54).
“Repeat Disc” (for VIDEO CDs*2/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)): repeats all of
the tracks on a disc.
“Set point B” is selected.
4
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
4
Playback
3
Playing repeatedly (Repeat)
DivX video file only
Available only when playing without PBC
functions
Press ENTER.
Repeat play starts.
Press CLEAR. Or, set “A-B Repeat” to “Off”
in the “Play Mode” menu.
To cancel Repeat play
z Hint
You can select “A-B Repeat” from “Play Mode” in
the System Menu.
Press CLEAR. Or, set “Repeat” to “Repeat
Off” in the “Play Mode” menu.
b Note
When playing an HDD/DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW
(Video mode)/DVD-R (Video mode), set the start
and stop points within the same title.
z Hint
You can select “Repeat” from “Play Mode” in the
System Menu.
b Note
You cannot select “Repeat Programme” when no
programme remains.
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Creating your own programme
(Programme)
HDD -RWVideo * -RVideo * VCD
* finalised disc only
You can play the contents of the HDD or a
disc in the order you want by arranging the
order of the titles/chapters/albums/tracks on
the HDD or disc to create your own
programme. You can make a programme of
up to 24 steps.
1
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
2
Select “Programme,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Input/Edit Programme,” and
press ENTER.
The “Input/Edit Programme” display
differs depending upon the disc type.
Example: DVD
To cancel Programme play
Press CLEAR during playback. Or, set
“Programme” to “Cancel Programme Play”
in the “Play Mode” menu.
To erase the programme
Press CLEAR in stop mode. Or, set
“Programme” to “Erase Programme List” in
the “Play Mode” menu.
z Hints
• The program you made remains after Programme
play finishes. To play the same program again, set
“Programme” to “Start Programme Play” in the
“Play Mode” menu. However, the programme is
cleared after you remove the disc or press [/1.
• You can repeat Programme play. Set “Repeat” to
“Repeat Programme” in the “Play Mode” menu
(page 53).
• You can select “Programme” from “Play Mode”
in the System Menu.
Adjusting the picture quality
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
+R
VCD DATA DVD *
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
DATA CD *
* DivX video file only
4
Select a title or album (example: Title
01) using M/m, and press ENTER.
5
Select a chapter or track (example:
Chapter 001) using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The chapter or track is programmed.
If you make a mistake, select the step
number (example: 01.) using </M/m,
and press CLEAR.
6
To programme other chapters or
tracks, press </M/m/, to select a
step number, and repeat steps 4 and
5.
7
Press H.
Programme play starts.
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You can adjust the picture quality from
connected equipment, such as a TV or
projector by selecting a preset setting. You
can also adjust the picture quality by
changing detailed settings, and store up to
three settings in the memory.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU during playback
or in pause mode.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Picture Adjustment,” and
press ENTER.
3
Select a preset setting using </,,
and press ENTER.
Dynamic: produces a bold dynamic
picture by increasing the picture contrast
and the colour intensity.
Standard: displays a standard picture.
Professional: displays an original picture.
Memory1/Memory2/Memory3: Your
own settings. To create your own
settings, see “To create your own setting”
below.
4
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
To create your own setting
1
Select “Memory1,” “Memory2,” or
“Memory3” in step 3.
2
Select “Detailed Settings,” and press
ENTER.
The display for adjusting detailed
settings appears.
3
Select an item using M/m, and adjust
settings using </,.
For details about each setting, see the
explanation of the display.
“Prog. Motion”: Adjusts the progressive
video signal when “Component Video
Out” is set to “Progressive” (page 102) or
when “Screen Resolution” is set to other
than “720 x 576i” (or “720 x 480i”)
(page 112).
Select “Motion” for a picture, including
subjects that move dynamically.
Select “Still” for a picture with little
movement.
“Cinema”: Converts the progressive
video signal to match the type of DVD
software that you are watching when
“Component Video Out” is set to
“Progressive” (page 102) or when
“Screen Resolution” is set to other than
“720 x 576i” (or “720 x 480i”)
(page 112).
Select “Auto1” to automatically detect
the software type (Film-based or Videobased) and select the appropriate
conversion mode. Normally select this
position.
If the picture appears unnatural, select
“Auto2,” “On,” or “Off.”
“YNR” (luminance noise reduction):
Reduces noise contained in the
luminance element of the video signal.
4
Playback
“BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
“block noise” or mosaic-like patterns in
the picture.
“MNR” (mosquito noise reduction):
Reduces the faint noise appearing around
the outlines of the images. The noise
reduction effects are automatically
adjusted within each setting range
according to the video bit rate and other
factors.
“Sharpness”: Sharpens the outlines of the
images.
“Detail”: Adjusts the sharpness of
images outlines.
“White Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of white.
“Black Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of black.
“Black Level”: Selects the black level
(setup level) for the video signals.
Select “ON” to raise the black level.
Select this when the picture appears too
dark.
Select “OFF” to set the black level of the
input signals to the standard level.
Normally, select this position.
“Gamma Correction”: Adjusts how dark
areas look.
“Hue”: Adjusts the colour balance.
“Chroma Level”: Makes the colours
deeper or lighter.
To check the detailed settings for the
selected preset, press DISPLAY.
Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
The setting is automatically stored as the
setting you selected in step 1.
b Notes
• If the outlines of the images on your screen
become blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to
“Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played,
the above BNR or MNR effects may be hard to
discern. Also, these functions may not work with
some screen sizes.
• The following settings are not available for the
signals output from the HDMI jack.
– “Sharpness”
– “White Enhancer”
– “Black Enhancer”
– “Black Level”
– “Gamma Correction”
– “Hue”
– “Chroma Level”
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Playing from the
Beginning of the
Programme You Are
Recording (Chase Play)
HDD
“Chase Play” allows you to view the recorded
part of a programme on the HDD while the
recording is being made. You do not need to
wait until the recording finishes.
Playing a Previous
Recording While Making
Another (Simultaneous
Rec and Play)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
+R
VCD DATA DVD
DATA CD
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to
view a previously recorded programme while
recording programmes. Playback continues
even if a timer recording starts. Use this
function as follows:
• While recording to the HDD:
Play another title on the HDD.
Play a previously recorded programme on a
DVD by pressing the DVD button.
• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded programme on
the HDD by pressing the HDD button.
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
CD, Super VIDEO CD, DATA DVD, or
DATA CD while recording on the HDD.
H
HDD
Press H while recording.
DVD
Playback starts from the beginning of the
programme you are recording.
When you fast forward to the point that you
are recording, “Chase Play” returns to normal
playback.
TITLE LIST
M/m,
ENTER
Example: Play another title on the HDD
while recording to the HDD.
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1
While recording, press TITLE LIST to
display the HDD Title List.
2
Select the title you want to play, and
press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
Example: Play a DVD while recording to
the HDD.
1
While recording, press DVD and insert
the DVD into the recorder.
2
Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD
Title List.
3
Select the title you want to play, and
press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title.
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
DVD
VCD
+R
DATA DVD *
DATA CD *
* DivX video file only
You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene
or track. As titles and tracks are assigned
individual numbers, select the title or track by
entering its number. You can also search for
a scene using the time code.
Playback
b Note
You cannot play a DVD, DivX video or VIDEO
CD recorded in the NTSC colour system while
recording on the HDD in the PAL/SECAM colour
system.
Searching for a Time/
Title/Chapter/Track, etc.
Number
buttons
PLAY
MODE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
2
Select “Search Mode,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select a search method, and press
ENTER.
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
DVDs*1/DATA CDs*1/VIDEO
CDs*2*3): Searches for a starting point by
entering the time code.
“Title Search” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
DVDs*1/DATA CDs*1)
“Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for VIDEO CDs*3)
*1
*2
*3
DivX video file only
Except Super VIDEO CDs
Available only when playing without PBC
functions
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The display for entering the number
appears.
Example: Chapter Search
4
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, time
code, etc., you want.
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes,
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
5
Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the
selected number.
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Erasing and Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types.
Erasing and Editing
b Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove
the disc or a timer recording starts while editing.
• DVD discs created by DVD camcorders cannot
be edited on this recorder.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase or edit
unnecessary titles.
• The remaining disc space displayed on the screen
may differ from the actual remaining disc space.
• When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all
editing before finalising the disc. You cannot edit
a finalised disc.
HDD
Edit features
+RW
-RWVR
-RWVideo
-RVR
+R
-RVideo
Title edit
Chapter
edit
Original
title
Playlist
title
Erase (page 60)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Title Name (page 60)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Set Thumbnail (page 60)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
A-B Erase (page 61)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Divide (page 62)
Yes
No
No
Yes
Set Genre (page 60)
Yes
No
No
No
Protect (page 60)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Move (page 65)
No
No
No
Yes
Combine (page 65)
No
No
No
Yes
Genre Name (page 60)
Yes
No
No
No
Editing multiple titles (Multi-Mode)
(page 61)
Yes
No
No
No
Creating a Playlist (page 64)
No
No
No
Yes
Undo (page 60)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Divide (page 63)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Erase (page 64)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Move (page 65)
No
No
No
Yes
Combine (page 64)
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
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To open up disc space
To open up disc space on a DVD+RW or
DVD-RW (Video mode), erase the title with
the largest number in the title list.
Erasing and Editing a
Title
Largest title number
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
This section explains the basic edit functions.
Note that editing is irreversible. To edit
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) without
changing the original recordings, create a
Playlist title (page 64).
To open up disc space on the HDD or a DVDRW (VR mode), you can erase any title.
See “Erasing and Editing a Title” on page 60.
For DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs, the available disc
space does not increase even if you erase
titles.
To switch between the Playlist and
Original Title List (DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR
mode only)
You can display the Playlist titles in the Title
List (Playlist), or the Original titles in the
Title List (Original).
1
Press < while the Title List is
displayed.
2
Select “Play List” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Original” or “Play List” using M/
m, and press ENTER.
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
.
m
H
X
1
60
Press TITLE LIST.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode,
switch the Title List (Original or
Playlist), if necessary.
About editing accuracy
When editing the titles recorded on the HDD,
you can select the type of editing.
“Video Mode Compatible Editing”:
Recommended if you are going to dub the
titles to DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode)
or DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs afterward by Highspeed dubbing. The editing points and
chapter marks may be slightly different from
those you selected.
“Frame Accurate Editing”:
Recommended when you want to edit titles
precisely. However, the editing points may
be slightly different from the point you
selected when you dub the titles by Highspeed dubbing.
M
2
Select a title, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the
title.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
“Yes” when asked for confirmation.
“Edit”: Allows you to make the
following edits.
• “Title Name”: Allows you to enter or
re-enter a title name (page 33).
• “Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail picture that appears in the
Title List (page 30).
z Hint
You can label or re-label DVDs (page 34).
Editing multiple titles (MultiMode)
HDD
You can select and edit up to 24 titles at one
time.
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
Select “Multi-Mode,” and press
ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be
edited appears.
Select a title, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box.
To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
5
Repeat step 4 to select all of the titles
you want to edit.
6
When you finish selecting titles, press
,.
The sub-menu appears.
7
Select an option, and press ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the selected titles.
“Protect”: Protects the titles. “ ”
appears next to the protected title.
“Unprotected”: Unprotects the titles.
“Change Genre”: Changes the genre of
the titles.
z Hint
You can exit “Multi-Mode” by pressing , and
selecting “Single-Mode” while selecting titles.
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
HDD -RWVR
-RVR
You can select a section (scene) in a title and
erase it. Note that erasing scenes in a title
cannot be undone.
1
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “Edit,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “A-B Erase,” and press ENTER.
Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
3
4
Erasing and Editing
• “A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the
title (page 61).
• “Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 62).
• “Chapter Edit”: Edits chapters in a title
(page 63).
• “Set Genre”: Assigns a genre to a title.
• “Protect”: Protects the title. “ ”
appears next to the protected title.
• “Move”: Changes the title’s playing
order (page 65).
• “Combine”: Combines two titles into
one (page 65).
“Genre Name”: Allows you to enter a
genre name (up to 12 characters)
(page 33).
“Multi-Mode”: Allows you to select and
edit multiple titles at one time (page 61).
“Create”: Creates a Playlist (page 64).
“Undo”: Undoes the last edit you made.
For the HDD, select a type of editing, and
press ENTER. For details, see page 60.
The display for setting point A appears.
The title starts to play.
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3
4
Select point A using m/M or H,
and press X.
Dividing a title (Divide)
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
HDD -RWVR *
Select “From,” and press ENTER.
The position of point A is displayed.
5
6
7
Press H.
Select point B using m/M or H,
and press X.
Select “To,” and press ENTER.
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The scene is erased.
*
If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do
not want to reduce the picture quality, divide
the title into two shorter titles. Note that
dividing a title cannot be undone.
* Only playlist titles can be divided for DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs in VR mode.
1
After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “Edit,” and press
ENTER.
2
Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
The position of point B is displayed.
8
-RVR
For the HDD, select a type of editing, and
press ENTER. For details, see page 60.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears.
The title starts to play.
To cancel “A-B Erase”
Press O RETURN. The Title List appears.
z Hint
A chapter mark is inserted after the scene is erased.
The chapter mark divides the title into separate
chapters on either side of the mark.
b Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted
at the point where you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be
erased.
3
Select the dividing point using m/
M or H, and press X.
• To return to the beginning of the title,
press X and then press ..
4
Press ENTER.
For the HDD, the display asks for
confirmation.
5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER (HDD
only).
The title is divided into two.
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Erasing and Editing a
Chapter
HDD -RWVR
5
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the
chapter.
“Divide”: Divides a chapter into two
(page 63).
“Erase/Move”
• “Erase”: Erases the selected chapter
(page 64).
• “Move” (for Playlist titles on DVDRWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode): Changes
the chapter’s playing order (page 65).
“Combine”: Combines two chapters into
one (page 64).
-RVR
You can edit individual chapters within a
title. To edit DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)
without changing the original recordings,
create a Playlist (page 64).
1
After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a
Chapter,” select “Divide.”
2
Select a chapter using </,, and
press ENTER.
3
Select the dividing point using m/
M or H, and press X.
TITLE LIST
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Erasing and Editing
Dividing a chapter (Divide)
.
m
H
X
1
M
Press TITLE LIST.
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode,
switch the Title List (Original or
Playlist), if necessary.
2
Select a title containing the chapter
you want to edit, and press ,.
• To return to the beginning of the
chapter, press X and then press ..
4
Press ENTER.
The chapter is divided into two.
The sub-menu appears.
3
4
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Select “Chapter Edit,” and press
ENTER.
For the HDD, select a type of editing, and
press ENTER. For details, see page 60.
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Erasing a chapter (Erase)
1
After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a
Chapter,” select “Erase.”
Creating and Editing a
Playlist
-RWVR
-RVR
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit
without changing the actual recordings. You
can create up to 99 Playlist titles.
b Note
Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the
“Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be
dubbed or moved (page 67).
2
Select a chapter using </,, and
press ENTER.
3
(For a Playlist chapter only)
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
TITLE LIST
The chapter is erased.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Combining multiple chapters
(Combine)
1
After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a
Chapter,” select “Combine.”
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Switch to the Playlist (page 60).
2
Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Create,” and press ENTER.
The original titles in the Title List appear.
4
2
Move the combining bar using </
,, and press ENTER.
The two adjacent chapters of the
combining bar are combined.
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Select an original title to add to the
Playlist, and press ENTER.
The selected title is added to the Playlist.
5
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select all of
the titles you want to add to the
Playlist.
Moving a Playlist title (Move)
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Switch to the Playlist (page 60).
2
Select a Playlist title, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
3
4
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
You can divide a Playlist title. For
instructions, see page 62.
Moving a chapter (Move)
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Switch to the Playlist (page 60).
2
Select a Playlist title containing the
chapter you want to edit, and press
,.
5
Select a new location for the title
using M/m, and press ENTER.
3
4
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
5
Select “Erase/Move.”
6
Select a chapter using </,, and
press ENTER.
7
8
Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
Select “Chapter Edit,” and press
ENTER.
Erasing and Editing
The sub-menu appears.
The title moves to the new location.
• To move more titles, repeat from step 2.
Combining multiple Playlist
titles (Combine)
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Switch to the Playlist (page 60).
2
Select a Playlist title, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
3
4
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Select “Combine,” and press ENTER.
Select a new location for the chapter
using </,, and press ENTER.
The chapter moves to the new location.
5
Select a title you want to combine,
and press ENTER.
6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.
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Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Before Dubbing
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying
a recorded title on the internal hard disk drive
(HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You
can dub a playing title using the HDD/DVD
DUB button (see “HDD/DVD Dubbing” on
page 67) or you can select to dub multiple
titles all at once (see “Dubbing Using
Dubbing List” on page 68). You can also dub
an entire DVD disc to make a backup copy
(see “Making a Backup Disc (DVD Backup)”
on page 71).
Before you start, read the following
precautions, which are common to all
dubbing methods.
If you want to record from a digital video
camera connected to the DV IN jack, see
“DV Camcorder Dubbing” on page 72.
To record from equipment connected to the
LINE IN jacks, see “Recording from
Connected Equipment” on page 47.
Before you start…
• You cannot record both the main and sub
sound on the HDD (when “HDD Recording
Format” is set to “Video Mode On” in the
“Recording” setup), DVD+RWs, DVDRWs (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs
(Video mode). For bilingual programmes,
set “Bilingual Recording” to either “A/L”
(default) or “B/R” in the “Audio In” setup
(page 103). About HDD Recording format,
see page 109.
• A title name in the dubbing source is
dubbed. However, only up to 40 characters
of a title name are dubbed when dubbing
from the HDD to a DVD+RW/DVD-RW
(Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video
mode).
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• The chapter marks in the dubbing source
are dubbed. The position of chapter marks
may be slightly changed from the original.
However, the chapter marks in the dubbing
source are not retained in the dubbed title
when dubbing to a DVD-RW/DVD-R
(Video mode), DVD+RW, or DVD+R at
normal speed. The chapter marks are
automatically inserted according to the
“Auto Chapter (Video)” and “Auto Chapter
(DVD+R/+RW)” settings in the
“Recording” setup (page 109).
• The “Set Thumbnail” setting in the dubbing
source is dubbed as a thumbnail picture
marker (except when dubbing from a
DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/
DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode)). The
position of thumbnail picture markers may
be slightly changed from the original.
z Hint
When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
Original title.
b Notes
• You cannot make a recording while dubbing.
• Before playing a dubbed disc on other DVD
equipment, finalise the disc (page 36, 68).
• You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs or finalised
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode) to the HDD.
• Titles containing mixed aspect ratios cannot be
dubbed to a DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-RW/
DVD-R (Video mode) using the HDD/DVD
DUB button.
• Titles over 8 hours cannot be dubbed to singlelayer DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs.
• Low resolution (SEP through LP modes) 16:9
size titles cannot be dubbed to a DVD+RW/
DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode).
• When dubbing to a DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
(Video mode) in Real-Time Dubbing mode, the
dubbing contents are divided into titles.
Dubbing restriction
You cannot dub movies and other DVD
VIDEOs to the HDD. Also, when dubbing
from a DVD to the HDD, scenes that contain
a copy protection signal cannot be recorded.
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy
protection signals can be moved only from
the HDD to a DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR
mode)* (after the title is moved, the original
title in the HDD is erased). The “Move”
function is performed using Dubbing List.
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy
protection signals are indicated with
.
Copy
protection
signals
HDD
+RW
, -RW
-RWVR
-RVR
-RVideo
,
Copy-Once
HDD
+R
Video
, -RW
VR
-RVR
*
*
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
mode) only.
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.
b Notes
• Protected titles in the HDD cannot be moved.
• The “Move” function is not available for HDD/
DVD DUB dubbing.
• Even if you erase a scene that contains a copy
protection signal, the recording restrictions on
that title are retained.
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can dub a single title by pressing the
HDD/DVD DUB button during playback.
1
Start playback of a title.
For playing a title, see “Playing the
Recorded Programme/DVD” on page 49.
2
Press HDD/DVD DUB.
The recorder starts dubbing the current
playing title from the beginning.
The recorder turns off automatically
when you do not use the recorder for
more than 20 minutes after the dubbing
has finished.
To cancel the dubbing
Press and hold HDD/DVD DUB for more
than one second.
When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway,
no part of the title will be moved to the
dubbing target. However, note that this will
decrease the free space for DVD+Rs/DVDRs.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Copy-Free
(No copy
protection
signal)
Dubbing
HDD/DVD Dubbing
About dubbing mode
Titles on the HDD are dubbed to a disc at
high speed (High-speed dubbing).
Titles on a disc are dubbed to the HDD at
normal speed (Real-Time dubbing).
To convert the recording mode (only when
dubbing from a disc to the HDD)
Before step 1, press REC MODE to select the
recording mode.
b Note
You cannot use the HDD/DVD DUB button in the
following cases. Dub the title using Dubbing List
(page 68).
– When dubbing the title recorded in MN6 mode or
longer duration mode to a DVD+RW/DVD+R.
– When dubbing the title recorded in HQ+ mode to
a DVD.
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D Total size of the selected titles and
available space on the disc to be
dubbed (approximate)
Dubbing Using Dubbing
List
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
E Selected title’s thumbnail picture
5
The selected title changes colour.
When you select “HDD -> DVD” in step
3, you can change the title order or search
for a title by genre (see “3. Playing the
Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
page 29).
You can select the titles you want to dub
using Dubbing List. You can also edit titles
before dubbing without changing the original
titles.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
6
Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles
in the order you want to dub.
7
Select “Next” using ,, and press
ENTER.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Select a dubbing direction, and press
ENTER.
To dub titles from the HDD to a disc,
select “HDD -> DVD.”
To dub titles from a disc to the HDD,
select “DVD/CD -> HDD.”
4
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The “Title Edit” display appears.
For details about editing, see “To edit
titles on the Dubbing List” on page 70.
8
Select “Next” using ,, and press
ENTER.
The “Start Dubbing” display appears.
Select “Create New Dubbing List,”
and press ENTER.
The Dubbing List appears.
• If you have previously saved a Dubbing
List and want to resume editing it,
select “Use Previous Dubbing List,”
and go to step 7.
9
A Direction of dubbing
B Total number of titles to be dubbed
C Dubbing step number
Display 1: Select a title you want to
dub (the “Select Titles” display).
Display 2: Edit a title (the “Title
Edit” display).
Display 3: Confirm the settings and
start dubbing (the “Start Dubbing”
display).
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Select an option using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The options differ depending on the
dubbing direction or disc type.
“Recording Mode”: Changes the
dubbing mode of all selected titles at a
time using M/m (page 40).
“Input Disc Name”: Changes the disc
name (page 33).
“Finalise”: Select “Yes” to finalise a disc
automatically after dubbing (DVD-RW/
DVD-R (Video mode), or DVD+R).
10 Select “Start Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
When you set “Finalise” to “Yes” in step
9, select the title menu style, and press
ENTER.
The recorder turns off automatically
when you do not use the recorder for
more than 20 minutes after the dubbing
has finished.
To cancel dubbing
About dubbing mode
“
” appears next to the title that can be
dubbed at high speed (High-speed dubbing)
in the “Title Edit” display. The following
titles are dubbed at normal speed (Real-Time
dubbing).
– Titles containing both main and sub sounds
(except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded in mixed picture size (4:3
and 16:9, etc.) (except for DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (VR mode)).
– Titles recorded on DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video
mode).
– 16:9 size titles recorded on DVD+RW/
DVD+R.
The minimum required time is as follows
(approximate).
Speed*2 6x
2.4x
2x
High-speed
DVD+RW/ DVD+R
DVD-RW/ (Double
DVD+R/
Layer)
DVD-R
DVD-R
(Dual
Layer)
HQ
Approx.
10 min.
Approx.
25 min.
Approx.
30 min.
HSP
Approx.
6 min.
40 sec.
Approx.
16 min.
40 sec.
Approx.
20 min.
SP
Approx.
5 min.
Approx.
12 min.
30 sec.
Approx.
15 min.
LSP
Approx.
4 min.
Approx.
10 min.
Approx.
12 min.
ESP
Approx.
3 min.
20 sec.
Approx.
8 min.
20 sec.
Approx.
10 min.
LP
Approx.
2 min.
30 sec.
Approx.
6 min.
15 sec.
Approx.
7 min.
30 sec.
EP
Approx.
1 min.
40 sec.*3
Approx.
60 min.*3
Approx.
5 min.
SLP
Approx.
1 min.
15 sec.*3
Approx.
60 min.*3
Approx.
3 min.
45 sec.
SEP
Approx.
1 min.*3
Approx.
60 min.*3
Approx.
3 min.*3
Rec.
mode
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
Press and hold HDD/DVD DUB for more
than one second.
When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway,
no part of the title will be moved to the
dubbing target. However, note that this will
decrease the free space for DVD+Rs/DVDRs.
Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme)*1
*1
The values in the above table are for reference
only. Actual times for dubbing also require time
for creating disc’s control information and other
data.
*2 This is the maximum recording speed of this
recorder. The recording speed cannot exceed the
value indicated in the above table even when
using discs that support higher recording speeds.
In addition, depending on the disc condition, the
recorder may be unable to record at the
maximum recording speed indicated in the table.
*3 High-speed dubbing is not available when
dubbing titles recorded in SEP, SLP, or EP mode
to DVD+RWs and DVD+Rs.
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To edit titles on the Dubbing List
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1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Dubbing Using
Dubbing List” on page 68.
The “Title Edit” display appears.
2
Select a title you want to edit, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select an option, and press ENTER.
The options differ depending on the
dubbing direction or disc type.
“Erase”: Erases the selected title.
“Title Name”: Names or renames a title
(page 33).
“A-B Erase”: Erases the section of the
title (page 61).
“Move”: Changes the order of titles
(page 65).
“Preview”: Allows you to check the
content of a title.
“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
(page 62).
“Combine”: Combines two titles
(page 65).
“Chapter Edit”: Edits chapters (page 63).
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
thumbnail frame that appears in the Title
List (page 30).
“Recording Mode”: Sets the picture
quality of the dubbing.
“Bilingual”: Sets how a bilingual audio
programme is dubbed.
“Cancel”: Exits the sub-menu.
4
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to edit all of the
titles.
5
Go to step 8 of “Dubbing Using Dubbing
List” on page 68 to dub edited titles.
b Notes
• The Dubbing List you created remains after
dubbing. To edit the existing Dubbing List, select
“Use Previous Dubbing List” in step 4. The
Dubbing List is cleared when:
– you change “Input Line System” setting in the
“Basic” setup (page 97).
– you reset the recorder (page 122).
– you open the disc tray (except when dubbing
from the HDD).
– you edit the titles on a disc (except when
dubbing from the HDD).
– you switch the Title List to Original or Playlist
(when dubbing from DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in
VR mode only).
– you finalise the disc.
• The “seams” that are left over from editing may
remain on the disc after dubbing to DVD+RWs/
DVD-RWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
(Video mode).
• Finalisation is cancelled if a timer recording
starts, even if you set “Finalise” to “Yes” in step
9.
Making a Backup Disc
(DVD Backup)
+RW
-RWVideo
+R
10 Select “Yes” or “No,” and press
ENTER.
To erase the backup data on the HDD,
select “Yes.”
To make another backup disc later, select
“No.”
The recorder turns off automatically
when you do not use the recorder for
more than 20 minutes after the dubbing
has finished.
-RVideo
You can dub all of the contents on a finalised
DVD+RW/DVD+R or finalised DVD-RW/
DVD-R (Video mode) to another recordable
DVD+RW/DVD-RW or unused DVD+R/
DVD-R via the HDD as a backup copy.
b Note
Backup discs of unfinalised discs cannot be made.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
4
Select “Start new DVD Backup,” and
press ENTER.
Select “DVD Backup,” and press
ENTER.
• If you have previously dubbed backup
data to the HDD, select “Resume
writing data,” and go to step 7.
5
Insert the DVD you are going to make
a backup of.
6
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts dubbing all of the
contents on a DVD to the HDD.
7
Press Z (open/close), and replace the
DVD with a recordable DVD+RW/DVDRW or an unused DVD+R/DVD-R.
Press DISPLAY while dubbing.
To cancel DVD backup during dubbing
Press and hold HDD/DVD DUB for more
than one second.
To erase backup data on the HDD
1
Select “Erase back-up data” in step 4, and
press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
2
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)
2
3
To display the dubbing information
b Notes
• When dubbing to a DVD+R/DVD-R is stopped
partway in step 8, you cannot play or record on
the disc.
• You cannot make a backup disc of DVD+R DLs/
DVD-R DLs.
• You may not use the “DVD Backup” function
depending on the recording quality or physical
condition of the disc, or characteristics of the
recording device and authoring software.
To make a backup disc of DVD+RWs/
DVD+Rs, insert a recordable DVD+RW
or unused DVD+R.
To make a backup disc of DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs, insert a recordable DVD-RW
or unused DVD-R.
8
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts High-speed dubbing
the contents that were dubbed to the
HDD in step 6.
9
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
The disc is automatically finalised.
• To make another backup disc, replace
discs, select “Start,” and press ENTER.
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DV Camcorder Dubbing
Before DV Camcorder
Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a DV
camcorder and playing the contents of a DV
camcorder via the DV IN jack on the front
panel. If you want to dub by way of the LINE
IN jacks, see “Recording from Connected
Equipment” on page 47.
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to
the i.LINK standard.
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV
camcorder dubbing,” and then move on to the
section on dubbing. For more information
about i.LINK, see “About i.LINK” on
page 125.
How chapters are created
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD
become a single title. This title is divided into
chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) and when
“Auto Chapter (HDD/VR)” is set to “On” in
the “Recording” setup (page 108), each
shooting session on the tape becomes a
chapter on the disc. For other discs, the
recorder divides the title into chapters
according to the “Auto Chapter (Video)” or
“Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW)” setting in
the “Recording” setup (page 109).
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after
the initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) or HDD.
b Notes
• You cannot make a recording while DV
camcorder dubbing.
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not
output signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– signal input to the DV IN jack on the front panel
or recorder operation cannot be performed
correctly when using a digital video camera
(see “About i.LINK” on page 125). Connect the
camera to the LINE IN jack and follow the
instructions of “Recording from Connected
Equipment” on page 47.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do
not connect a MICRO MV format digital video
camera even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
• If you want to play DVDs dubbed from a DV
camcorder on other DVD equipment, finalise the
disc (page 36).
• Set the recorder and DV camcorder to the same
colour system (page 97).
Hookups
DVD recorder
to DV IN
Preparing for DV camcorder
dubbing
You can connect a digital video camera to the
DV IN jack on the recorder to record or edit
from a DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do
not need to operate your digital video camera.
Do the following to start using the “Manual
Dubbing” functions of this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before
connecting.
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i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
DV output
DV camcorder
: Signal flow
1
Press HDD or DVD to select the
recording destination.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
Inserting a Disc” on page 27).
2
Insert the source DV/Digital8 format
tape into your digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your
digital video camera must be set to video
playback mode.
3
Press REC MODE on the remote
repeatedly to select the recording
mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
For details about the recording mode, see
page 40. Note that you cannot select
manual recording mode.
Set the “External Audio” setting in the
“Audio In” setup (page 103).
5
Set the “DV Input” setting in the
“Audio In” setup (page 103).
You are ready to start dubbing. Select
one of the dubbing methods on the
following pages.
• You cannot connect more than one piece of
digital video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot control the recorder using another
device or another recorder of the same model.
• You cannot record date, time, or the contents of
the cassette memory onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV/Digital8 format tape that
is recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a
tape with multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz,
44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural
sound will be output when playing back the
sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
• In order to use this recorder’s “Auto Chapter”
setting (page 72), be sure to correctly set the clock
on your digital video camera before shooting.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily
affected or the start and end points of a title may
be different from what you have set if the source
DV/Digital8 format tape is in any of the following
conditions. In this case, see “Recording from
Connected Equipment” (page 47).
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of
the tape.
– The tape’s time code is not sequential.
– If the picture size or the recording mode on the
tape being dubbed changes.
• A blank or black coloured screen will be dubbed
when the recorder is set to a different colour
system from the DV tape contents’ system. Set
“Input Line System” in the “Basic” setup to the
same colour system as the DV tape contents’
system (page 97).
DV Camcorder Dubbing
4
b Notes
To playback DV/Digital8 format tape
You can check the contents of DV/Digital8
format tape before dubbing. For details, see
“Playing from a DV Camcorder” on page 75.
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Dubbing an Entire DV
Format Tape (DV One
Touch Dubbing)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can record the entire contents of a DV/
Digital8 format tape onto a disc with a single
press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on
the recorder. The recorder controls the digital
video camera for the whole process, and
completes the recording.
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV
camcorder dubbing” on page 72, and
press ONE-TOUCH DUB on the recorder.
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
recording the tape contents.
After the recording is finished, the recorder
rewinds the tape in the digital video camera,
and finalises the recorded disc (except DVDRW/DVD-R (VR mode)) automatically.
To stop during recording
Press x REC STOP more than 3 seconds.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z Hint
You can also start DV One Touch Dubbing by
selecting “One-Touch Dubbing” of “DV” in the
System Menu.
b Notes
• When a blank space between the recordings on
the tape continues for more than two minutes, DV
One Touch Dubbing ends automatically.
• The recorder will pause recording when there is a
blank space or an image containing copy
protection signals on the tape. The recorder will
resume recording automatically when receiving a
recordable signal.
• Finalisation is cancelled if a timer recording starts
(except for DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode)).
• DV One Touch Dubbing ends automatically
when there are images containing copy protection
signals at the beginning of the tape.
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Dubbing Selected
Scenes (Manual
Dubbing)
HDD
+RW
-RVR
-RVideo
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
You can select and dub scenes while playing
a DV/Digital8 format tape.
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for
DV camcorder dubbing” on page 72.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
4
Select “DV,” and press ENTER.
5
Select the recording destination,
“Record to Hard Disk Drive” or
“Record to DVD,” and press ENTER.
6
Press H.
Select “Manual Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
The scene starts to play.
7
Find the point on the DV/Digital8
format tape that you want to start
dubbing from using m/M or c/
C, and press X.
8
Select “Start Rec.,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts dubbing.
9
Select “Pause Rec,” and press
ENTER.
The recorder pauses dubbing.
10 Repeat steps 6 to 9 to dub more
scenes.
11 Select “Stop Rec,” and press ENTER.
The selected scenes are dubbed as a
single title.
To cancel “Manual Dubbing”
Press SYSTEM MENU.
z Hint
You can turn off the dubbing menu by pressing the
DISPLAY button during dubbing. Press the
DISPLAY button again to display the dubbing
menu.
b Note
You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one
second.
Playing from a DV
Camcorder
1
Connect your DV camcorder to the DV
IN jack on the front panel.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
4
5
Select “DV,” and press ENTER.
Select “Playback,” and press ENTER.
Start playback on the DV camcorder.
Images from the DV camcorder appear
on your TV screen.
To cancel playback
z Hint
You can dub the playing tape contents. During
playback, press HDD or DVD to select the dubbing
destination, and press z REC. To stop dubbing,
press x REC STOP.
DV Camcorder Dubbing
Press SYSTEM MENU.
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To lock the recorder (Child Lock)
Audio Tracks
Playing Audio Tracks
from CD/DVD
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play audio tracks on CDs, DATA
DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-RAMs), or
DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs).
You can lock all of the buttons on the
recorder so that the settings are not cancelled
by mistake.
When the recorder is turned off, hold down x
on the recorder until “LOCKED” appears in
the front panel display. The recorder does not
work except for timer recordings and
Synchro-Recording while the Child Lock is
set.
To unlock the recorder, hold down x on the
recorder until “UNLOCKED” appears in the
front panel display.
Playback options
CD
AUDIO
CLEAR
PLAY
MODE
DATA DVD DATA CD
Buttons
Operations
AUDIO
Selects stereo or monaural
audio tracks recorded on the
disc when pressed repeatedly
in normal playback mode.
./>
(previous/
next)
Goes to the next or previous
track when pressed during
playback.
For MP3 discs, goes to the next
or previous album when
pressed repeatedly.
m/M
(fast
reverse/fast
forward)
Fast reverses/fast forwards the
disc when pressed during
playback.
Search speed changes as
follows:
fast reverse fast forward
mFR1 T t MFF1
mFR2 T T t t MFF2
When you press and hold the
button, fast forward/fast
reverse continues at the
selected speed until you release
the button.
To resume normal playback,
press H.
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback,
press H.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
.
m
H
X
1
>
M
x
Insert a disc.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 27.
2
Press H.
Playback starts.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
z Hint
You can play audio tracks using the Title List. Press
TITLE LIST. Then select a track, and press
ENTER.
b Note
When any video titles are recorded on a DATA
DVD, the MP3 audio tracks on that DATA DVD
cannot be played.
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Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a
CD
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive
noise will be heard from the LINE OUT (RAUDIO-L) jacks. To avoid possible damage to
the audio system, the user should take proper
precautions when the LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
jacks of the recorder are connected to an
amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external DTS decoder
must be connected to the DIGITAL OUT jack of
the recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the AUDIO
button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
(page 76).
b Note
“A-B Repeat” is not available for MP3 audio tracks.
Playing repeatedly (Repeat)
CD
You can play repeatedly all the tracks or a
single track on an album or disc.
1
2
3
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
“Set point A” is selected.
Select an item to be repeated using M/
m.
4
Press ENTER.
Repeat play starts.
Audio Tracks
Select “A-B Repeat,” and press
ENTER.
Select “Repeat,” and press ENTER.
“Repeat Disc”: repeats all of the tracks
on a disc.
“Repeat Album” (except for CD): repeats
the current album.
“Repeat Track”: repeats the current
track.
“Repeat Programme”: repeats the current
programme (page 78).
CD
2
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
Playing a specific portion
repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
1
DATA DVD DATA CD
To cancel Repeat play
Press CLEAR. Or, set “Repeat” to “Repeat
Off” in the “Play Mode” menu.
3
While monitoring the sound, press
ENTER at the starting point (point A) of
the portion to be played repeatedly.
“Set point B” is selected.
4
z Hint
You can select “Repeat” from “Play Mode” in the
System Menu.
b Note
You can select “Repeat Programme” only during
Programme play.
Continue playing to locate the ending
point (point B), and press ENTER.
A-B Repeat starts.
To cancel A-B Repeat
Press CLEAR. Or, set “A-B Repeat” to “Off”
in the “Play Mode” menu.
z Hint
You can select “A-B Repeat” from “Play Mode” in
the System Menu.
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Creating your own programme
(Programme)
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play the contents of an album or disc
in the order you want by arranging the order
of the albums/tracks on a disc to create your
own programme. You can make a
programme of up to 24 steps.
1
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
2
Select “Programme,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Input/Edit Programme,” and
press ENTER.
The “Input/Edit Programme” display
differs depending upon the disc type.
Example: DATA DVD
4
Select an album (example:
01.BRAHMS) using M/m, and press
,.
5
Select a track (example:
001.SYMPHONY01) using M/m, and
press ENTER.
The track is programmed.
If you make a mistake, select the step
number (example: 01-001) using </M/
m, and press CLEAR.
6
To programme other tracks, press </
M/m/, to select a step number, and
repeat steps 4 and 5.
7
Press H.
Programme play starts.
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To cancel Programme play
Press CLEAR during playback. Or, set
“Programme” to “Cancel Programme Play”
in the “Play Mode” menu.
To erase the programme
Press CLEAR in stop mode. Or, set
“Programme” to “Erase Programme List” in
the “Play Mode” menu.
z Hints
• The programme you made remains after
Programme play finishes. To play the same
programme again, set “Programme” to “Start
Programme Play” in the “Play Mode” menu.
However, the programme is cleared after you
remove the disc or press [/1.
• You can repeat Programme play. Set “Repeat” to
“Repeat Programme” in the “Play Mode” menu
(page 77).
• You can select “Programme” from “Play Mode”
in the System Menu.
Searching for an Audio
Track
CD
DATA DVD DATA CD
4
If you make a mistake, select another
number.
5
You can search a disc by album or track. As
albums and tracks are assigned individual
numbers, select the album or track by
entering its number.
Press the number buttons to select the
number of the album or track you
want.
Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the
selected number.
z Hint
You can select an album or track using M/m in step
4.
Number
buttons
PLAY
MODE
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Audio Tracks
1
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
2
Select “Search Mode,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select a search method, and press
ENTER.
“Album Search” (except for CD)
“Track Search”
The display for entering the number
appears.
Example: Album Search
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About Jukebox
There are two methods to use Jukebox:
connecting the USB device or copying audio
tracks to the HDD.
When using Jukebox, you can do followings:
• Store audio tracks on the HDD.
• Play audio tracks using various play modes.
• Label tracks or albums.
• Assign albums a genre.
• Change the track order.
Preparing for Using
Jukebox
Connect a USB device to the USB jack on the
recorder, or copy audio tracks from CDs/
DATA CDs/DATA DVDs or the connected
USB device to the HDD.
Notes on copying
• You cannot copy audio tracks on the HDD to
discs or USB devices.
• Some audio tracks may not be copied depending
on the file size.
• You cannot copy audio tracks if the HDD is full
or almost full.
• An album name and MP3 audio track name are
also copied. However, there may be some names
that cannot be copied.
• When copying is stopped partway, tracks finished
copying before you stop will remain copied onto
the HDD as an album. See the Album List to
check which albums have been copied (page 82).
• When copying audio tracks from a CD, the album
name is labelled as “F_***” and the audio track
names are labelled as “T_***” automatically.
• During copying, other operations cannot be
performed.
• While copying, timer recordings are unavailable.
If the timer is set during copying, the recorder
starts the timer recording after copying is
finished.
• Copy-protected CDs cannot be copied to the
HDD.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
H
HDD/DVD
DUB
Connecting the USB device
You can connect a USB device to the USB
jack on the recorder to listen to the MP3
audio tracks or copy to the HDD. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the USB
device before connecting.
DVD recorder
to USB jack
USB device
b Note
Some USB devices may not work with this
recorder.
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Copying audio tracks
(DISC t HDD)
1
Insert a disc that you are going to copy
to the HDD.
2
3
Press H to start playback.
8
Select “Copy Album,” and press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
9
Select “Yes” using </,, and press
ENTER.
The selected album is copied to the HDD.
• To copy more albums, go to step 5.
Press HDD/DVD DUB.
For CDs, all the tracks on the disc are
copied to the HDD.
For DATA CDs/ DATA DVDs, the
current album is copied to the HDD.
To cancel copying
Press ENTER.
To cancel copying
Press ENTER.
z Hint
You can copy all the contents on the disc by
selecting “DVD/CD -> HDD” in “Dubbing” in the
System Menu.
Audio Tracks
Copying an album
(USB t HDD)
You can copy up to 99 albums or 999 tracks
on the USB device to the HDD.
1
Connect the USB device to the USB
jack on the recorder (page 80).
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Music Jukebox,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Listen to Music from USB
Device,” and press ENTER.
The Album List appears.
5
Select an album, and press ,.
The Track List appears.
6
Select “ALL” or a track using M/m,
and press ,.
7
Select “Edit” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
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Playing Audio Tracks
Using Jukebox/USB
Device
4
Select an album or track, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected album
or track.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
SUBTITLE
ANGLE
CLEAR
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
.
m
H
X
1
>
M
x
Press SUBTITLE (previous)/ANGLE (next)
while the Album List is displayed. Each time
you press SUBTITLE (previous)/ANGLE
(next), the entire Album List changes to the
next/previous page of the album.
To change the album order (Sort Titles)
(HDD only)
1
Press < while the Album List is
displayed.
2
Select “Sort Titles” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
3
Select the item using M/m, and press
ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Order
Sorted
By number
Select “Music Jukebox,” and press
ENTER.
In order of album
number.
By favourite
Select “Listen to Music / Edit” or
“Listen to Music from USB Device,”
and press ENTER.
In order of playback
times. The album that is
most often played is listed
at the top.
By album
In alphabetical order.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
To listen to the audio tracks on the HDD,
select “Listen to Music / Edit.”
To listen to the MP3 audio tracks from
the connected USB device, select “Listen
to Music from USB Device.”
The Album List appears.
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To search for the album by genre (Genre)
(HDD only)
1
Press < while the Album List is
displayed.
2
Select “Genre” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
3
Select the genre using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The albums in the selected genre appear.
To display all albums, select “All
Genres.”
To skip a track (Set Skip)
If you want a track not to play, set the track to
be skipped.
1
2
Select a track you want to skip.
Press , while the Album List is
displayed.
3
Select “Edit” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Set Skip” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
“ ” appears next to the selected track.
To cancel, select “Set Skip,” and press
ENTER again.
Playing repeatedly (Repeat)
You can play repeatedly all the tracks or a
single track in the album.
1
2
3
4
Goes to the next or previous
track when pressed during
playback.
m/M
(fast
reverse/fast
forward)
Fast reverses/fast forwards the
disc when pressed during
playback.
Search speed changes as
follows:
fast reverse fast forward
mFR1 T t FF1M
mFR2 T T t t FF2M
When you press and hold the
button, fast forward/fast
reverse continues at the
selected speed until you release
the button.
To resume normal playback,
press H.
X (pause)
Select “Repeat,” and press ENTER.
Select an item to be repeated using M/
m.
“Repeat Album”: repeats the current
album.
“Repeat Track”: repeats the current
track.
“Repeat Programme”: repeats the current
programme (page 84).
5
Press ENTER.
Repeat play starts.
To cancel Repeat play
Set “Repeat” to “Repeat Off” in the “Play
Mode” menu.
Audio Tracks
Operations
./>
(previous/
next)
Select “Play Mode,” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
Playback options
Buttons
Press , during playback.
b Notes
• You can select “Repeat Programme” only during
Programme play.
• “A-B Repeat” is not available when using “Music
Jukebox.”
Pauses playback.
To resume normal playback,
press H.
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Creating your own programme
(Programme)
You can play the contents of the HDD or
connected USB device in the order you want
by arranging the order of the tracks on the
HDD or connected USB device to create your
own programme. You can make a
programme of up to 24 steps.
1
Press , while the Album List is
displayed.
2
Select “Play Mode,” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
3
Select “Programme,” and press
ENTER.
4
Select “Input/Edit Programme,” and
press ENTER.
5
Select an album (example: Album
001) using M/m, and press ,.
6
Select a track (example: Track 001)
using M/m, and press ENTER.
The track is programmed.
If you make a mistake, select the step
number (example: 01.) using </M/m,
and press CLEAR.
7
To programme other tracks, press </
M/m/, to select a step number, and
repeat steps 5 and 6.
8
Press H.
Programme play starts.
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To cancel Programme play
Set “Programme” to “Cancel Programme
Play” in the “Play Mode” menu during
playback.
To erase the programme
Set “Programme” to “Erase Programme List”
in the “Play Mode” menu.
z Hints
• You can select and play a track that is set to “Set
Skip.”
• The programme you made remains after
Programme play finishes. To play the same
programme again, set “Programme” to “Start
Programme Play” in the “Play Mode” menu.
However, the programme is cleared after you
press [/1.
• You can repeat Programme play. Set “Repeat” to
“Repeat Programme” in the “Play Mode” menu
(page 83).
Managing Audio Tracks
on the Music Jukebox
You can erase or label albums/tracks on the
HDD. You can also assign an album a genre.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
5
Select an option, and press ENTER.
“Erase”: Erases the selected album/track.
Select “Yes” when asked for
confirmation.
“Edit”: Allows you to make the
following edits.
• “Album Name”: Allows you to enter or
re-enter an album name (page 33).
• “Track Name”: Allows you to enter or
re-enter a track name (page 33).
• “Set Genre”: Assigns an album a genre.
• “Set Skip”: Sets a track to be skipped
(page 83).
“Play Mode”: Selects play modes
(page 83).
“Genre Name”: Allows you to enter a
genre name (up to 12 characters)
(page 33).
b Note
You cannot edit audio tracks on the connected USB
device.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Music Jukebox,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Listen to Music / Edit,” and
press ENTER.
Audio Tracks
1
The Album List appears.
4
Select an album or track, and press
,.
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Connecting the USB device
JPEG Image Files
About the “Photo
Album” Function
The “Photo Album” function enables you to
do following.
• Store JPEG image files on the HDD.
• View JPEG image files on the HDD, DATA
DVDs (DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs)/DATA CDs,
or connected USB device.
• Edit JPEG image files.
• Print JPEG image files.
• Copy JPEG image files and slideshow to
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs.
You can connect a USB device (digital still
camera, Memory card reader, and USB
memory) to the USB jack on the recorder to
view JPEG image files or copy to the HDD.
Refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the USB device before connecting.
DVD recorder
to USB jack
USB cable (not supplied)
Preparing for Using the
“Photo Album” Function
Connect a USB device to the USB jack on the
recorder, or copy JPEG image files from
DATA CDs/DATA DVDs or the connected
USB device to the HDD.
USB output
Digital still camera
: Signal flow
b Note
Some USB devices may not work with this
recorder.
Copying JPEG image files to the
HDD (DISC/USB t HDD)
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Insert a disc that you are going to copy
to the HDD or connect the USB device
to the USB jack on the recorder.
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
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4
Select the item, and press ENTER.
To copy from DATA CDs/DATA DVDs
(DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs), select “View
Photos on a CD/DVD.”
To copy from the connected USB device,
select “View Photos on a USB Device.”
The “Photo Album” list appears.
Example: CD/DVD
Copying all JPEG image files
from the connected USB device
(USB t DVD-RW/DVD-R)
1
Connect the USB device to the USB
jack on the recorder.
2
Insert a blank DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video
mode).
3
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
5
Select an album or JPEG image file
using M/m, and press ,.
5
The sub-menu appears.
6
Select an item, and press ENTER.
7
Select an album or JPEG image file,
and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all check marks, press , to
select “Single-Mode” from the submenu.
8
9
The display asks for confirmation.
6
• To cancel, select “No.”
z Hint
See “8. Reformatting a Disc” (page 38) to format
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in Video mode.
b Notes
• During copying, other operations cannot be
performed.
• While copying JPEG image files, timer
recordings are unavailable. If the timer is set
during copying, the recorder starts the timer
recording after copying is finished.
Copying JPEG image files or
albums on the HDD
(HDD y HDD)
Repeat step 7 to select all of the
albums or JPEG image files you want
to copy.
1
Press ,.
2
The sub-menu appears.
10 Select “Copy to HDD,” and press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
11 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
JPEG Image Files
To copy two or more albums or JPEG
image files, select “Multi-Mode.”
To copy all the albums and JPEG image
files, select “Copy all to HDD,” and go to
step 11.
To copy the album or file selected in step
5 only, select “Copy to HDD,” and go to
step 11.
Select “Copy Photos from a Digital
Camera,” and press ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
3
Select “View/Edit Photos on the
HDD,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
• To cancel, select “No.”
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4
Select an album using M/m.
To copy the selected album, go to step 6.
To copy a JPEG image file, go to step 5.
5
Press ENTER, and select a JPEG
image file using M/m.
6
Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
7
Select an item, and press ENTER.
To copy two or more albums or files,
select “Multi-Mode.”
To copy the selected album, select “Copy
Album Contents” in “Album Options,”
and go to step 12.
To copy the selected files, select “Copy”
in “File Options,” and go to step 12.
8
Select an album or JPEG image file,
and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all check marks, select
“Single-Mode.”
9
Repeat step 8 to select all of the
albums or JPEG image files you want
to copy.
10 Press ,.
Copying JPEG image albums to
a disc (HDD t DVD-RW/DVD-R)
You can copy the edited JPEG image albums
to a DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode).
A slideshow is also recorded to the disc as a
video file. You can play the slideshow on
other DVD equipment that may not be
compatible with the playback of JPEG image
files.
1
Insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R (in Video
mode).
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
3
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
4
Select “View/Edit Photos on the
HDD,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
5
Select an album using M/m, and press
,.
The sub-menu appears.
6
The sub-menu appears.
11 Select “Copy,” and press ENTER.
7
12 Select the destination album using M/
m, and press ENTER.
13 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
• To cancel, select “No.”
b Note
Albums or JPEG image files are not copied to the
HDD in the following cases.
– when the HDD disc space is insufficient for
copying.
– when there are already the maximum number of
files and/or albums on the HDD.
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
Select “Multi-Mode,” and press
ENTER.
To copy the album selected in step 5
only, go to step 10.
Select an album, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all check marks, select
“Single-Mode.”
8
Repeat step 7 to select all of the
albums you want to copy.
9
Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
10 Select “Copy to DVD,” and press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
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11 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The selected JPEG image albums are
copied in the “PICTURE” folder on the
disc.
The JPEG image album names are
automatically labelled as “***ALBUM.”
If you want to play the disc on other
DVD equipment, finalise the disc
(page 36).
• To cancel, select “No.”
4
The “Photo Album” list appears.
5
6
Select a JPEG image file using M/m,
and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
Select “Multi-Mode,” and press
ENTER.
To copy the JPEG image file selected in
step 6 only, go to step 11.
8
b Notes
Select a JPEG image file, and press
ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all check marks, select
“Single-Mode.”
9
Repeat step 8 to select all of the JPEG
image files you want to copy.
10 Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
11 Select “Copy to DVD,” and press
ENTER.
JPEG Image Files
• You may not be able to play the slideshow
depending on DVD equipment.
• You cannot copy JPEG image files to a
recordable DVD which has been recorded using
other recorders/devices.
• DATA DVDs finalised on this recorder may not
be able to play on other equipment (page 36).
• No more than 99 slideshows can be recorded to a
disc.
• When copying an album containing more than 99
JPEG image files to a disc, slideshows will be
created with every 99 JPEG image files and
recorded to a disc.
• For DVD-Rs, the available disc space does not
increase even if you erase slideshows.
Select an album using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The photo list appears.
7
z Hints
• See “8. Reformatting a Disc” (page 38) to format
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in Video mode.
• See the “Photo Album” list to check which
albums have been copied (page 90).
Select “View/Edit Photos on the
HDD,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Copying JPEG image files to a
disc (HDD t DVD-RW/DVD-R)
12 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The selected JPEG image files are copied
in the “PICTURE” folder on the disc.
The JPEG image file names are
automatically labelled as “PHOT****.”
If you want to play the disc on other
DVD equipment, finalise the disc
(page 36).
• To cancel, select “No.”
You can copy the edited JPEG image files to
a DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode).
A slideshow is also recorded to the disc as a
video file. You can play the slideshow on
other DVD equipment that may not be
compatible with the playback of JPEG image
files.
1
Insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R (in Video
mode).
2
Press SYSTEM MENU.
To select a JPEG image file from a
different album
1
Switch to the album list in step 8.
For instructions, see “To switch between
the album list and JPEG image file list”
on page 91.
2
Select an album using M/m, and press
<.
The System Menu appears.
3
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
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3
4
Switch to the JPEG image file list.
For instructions, see “To switch between
the album list and JPEG image file list”
on page 91.
Select a JPEG image file using M/m, and
press ENTER.
z Hints
• See “8. Reformatting a Disc” (page 38) to format
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in Video mode.
• See the “Photo Album” list to check which
albums have been copied (page 90).
b Notes
• You may not be able to play the slideshow
depending on DVD equipment.
• You cannot copy JPEG image files to a
recordable DVD which has been recorded using
other recorders/devices.
• DATA DVDs finalised on this recorder may not
be able to play on other equipment (page 36).
• No more than 99 slideshows can be recorded to a
disc.
• For DVD-Rs, the available disc space does not
increase even if you erase slideshows.
Using the “Photo Album”
List
You can play JPEG image files on the HDD,
DATA DVDs/DATA CDs, or connected
USB device using the “Photo Album” list.
ANGLE
ZOOM
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
O RETURN
.
H
X
1
>
x
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
3
Select the item, and press ENTER.
To play JPEG image files on the HDD,
select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD.”
To play JPEG image files on DATA
CDs/DATA DVDs, select “View Photos
on a CD/DVD.”
To play JPEG image files from the
connected USB device, select “View
Photos on a USB Device.”
The “Photo Album” list appears.
4
Select an album using M/m, and press
ENTER.
To show the 4-Photo List or 1-Photo List,
press < to select “Title View,” and
press ENTER, then select “4 Photos” or
“1 Photo” using M/m, and press ENTER.
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12-Photo List (Example: HDD)
C Sub-menu:
Press , to display the sub-menu.
The sub-menu displays options
applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending upon
the model, situation, and disc type.
4-Photo List
m
Sub-menu
D Scroll bar:
Appears when all of the JPEG image files
do not fit on the list. To view the hidden
JPEG image files, press M/m.
E Album and JPEG image file
information:
1-Photo List
m
F Disc type and remaining space of
current disc
JPEG Image Files
Displays the image, JPEG image file
number, recording date and time, JPEG
image file name, and JPEG image file
size.
To scroll the list display by page (Page
mode)
Press ./> while the “Photo Album”
list is displayed. Each time you press ./
>, the entire “Photo Album” list changes
to the next/previous page of albums/JPEG
image files.
To switch between the album list and
JPEG image file list
A Album name
B Album size
1
Press < while the “Photo Album” list is
displayed.
2
Select “Display Mode” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
3
Select “File” or “Album” using M/m, and
press ENTER.
To turn off the “Photo Album” list
Press SYSTEM MENU.
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To reload the files or folders
When a disc or the connected USB device
contains 1,000 or more files and/or 100 or
more folders, select “Read next” in the
“Photo Album” list, and press ENTER to
view unloaded files or folders.
It may take a few minutes to load files or
folders.
To play a slideshow with the sound (HDD
only)
You can enjoy a slideshow while listening to
the sound stored in the HDD.
1
Select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD”
in step 3 of “Using the “Photo Album”
List” on page 90.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
Switch between the album list and JPEG
image file list, if necessary.
2
Select an album or JPEG image file using
M/m, and press ,.
Viewing a JPEG image file
3
Select “Start Audio Slideshow,” and
press ENTER.
1
4
Select a genre using </,.
For details about assigning a genre, see
“Managing Audio Tracks on the Music
Jukebox” on page 85.
5
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The slideshow and the playback from the
first track of the selected genre start.
b Note
The thumbnail for a file that cannot be playable on
the recorder is displayed as “ .”
Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Using the
“Photo Album” List.”
The “Photo Album” list appears.
Switch to the album list, if necessary.
2
Select a JPEG image file using M/m,
and press ENTER.
The selected JPEG image file is
displayed on the entire screen.
To display the detailed information
1
2
Select a JPEG image file, and press ,.
Select “Detailed Information,” and press
ENTER.
The detailed information for the selected
JPEG image file appears.
b Notes
• Depending on the aspect ratio, some pictures may
be displayed with black bands at top and bottom,
or left and right.
• Large picture files may take a few seconds to
display. This is not a malfunction.
• All albums or tracks in the selected genre will be
played during Slideshow even if some albums or
tracks are set to skip.
To stop a slideshow
Press x (stop) or O RETURN.
Playing a slideshow
1
Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Using the
“Photo Album” List.”
The “Photo Album” list appears.
Switch between the album list and JPEG
image file list, if necessary.
2
Select an album or JPEG image file
using M/m, and press H.
The slideshow starts.
If you press H while selecting a JPEG
image file, the slideshow starts from the
selected JPEG image file.
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To pause a slideshow
Press X (pause).
Note that only slideshow pauses and the
sound continues to play.
To view the next/previous image during a
slideshow
Press ./>.
To zoom an image
Press ZOOM repeatedly during a slideshow.
Each time you press ZOOM, the
magnification changes as shown below.
2× t 4× t normal magnification
You can move the area you want to zoom
using </M/m/,.
To rotate an image
Press ANGLE repeatedly during a slideshow.
Each time you press ANGLE, the image turns
clockwise by 90°.
Managing JPEG Image
Files on the HDD
z Hint
You can start a slideshow by selecting “Start
Slideshow” from the sub-menu.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “View/Edit Photos on the
HDD,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
4
Select an album or JPEG image file,
and press ,.
JPEG Image Files
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can make the following edits to the
album/JPEG image file.
“Start Slideshow”: Starts a slideshow
(page 92).
“Start Audio Slideshow” (HDD only):
Starts a slideshow with the sound
(page 92).
“New Album”: Creates a new album.
“Album Options”
• “Erase Album”: Erases the selected
album.
• “Copy Album Contents”: Copies all
JPEG image files in the selected album
to the HDD (page 87).
• “Rename Album”: Changes the
selected album name (page 33).
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• “Protect Album Contents”: Protects all
JPEG image files in the selected album.
• “Cancel Protection”: Cancels
protection of all JPEG image files in the
selected album.
“Copy to DVD”: Copies the selected
album or JPEG image file to a DVD
(page 88).
“Multi-Mode”: Selects multiple albums
or JPEG image files to edit.
“Copy all to HDD”: Copies all the
albums and JPEG image files to the HDD
(page 86).
“Copy to HDD”: Copies the selected
album or JPEG image file to the HDD
(page 86).
“File Options”
• “Erase”: Erases the selected JPEG
image file.
• “Copy”: Copies the selected JPEG
image file (page 87).
• “Rename File”: Changes the selected
JPEG image file name (page 33).
• “Protect”: Protects the selected JPEG
image file. Select again to cancel the
protection.
“Print”: Prints the selected JPEG image
file (page 94).
“Detailed Information”: Displays the
detailed information for the selected
JPEG image file (page 92).
Printing JPEG Image
Files
You can print JPEG image files on the HDD,
DATA DVDs/DATA CDs, or connected
USB device by connecting a PictBridgecompatible printer to the USB jack on the
recorder.
Refer to the instructions supplied with the
printer.
SYSTEM
MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
1
Connect a PictBridge-compatible
printer to the USB jack on the
recorder.
“Single-Mode”: Cancels “Multi-Mode.”
DVD recorder
to USB jack
PictBridge-compatible
printer
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2
Connect the USB device to the USB
jack on the recorder.
When printing JPEG image files on the
HDD, skip this step.
3
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
5
12 Select “Print,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
13 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
You can set the paper size and layout.
Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the printer.
Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
To cancel printing
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
Press ENTER.
Select the item, and press ENTER.
To print JPEG image files on the HDD,
select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD.”
To print JPEG image files on a DATA
DVD/DATA CD, select “View Photos
on a CD/DVD.”
To print JPEG image files from the
connected USB device, select “View
Photos on a USB Device.”
The “Photo Album” list appears.
Select an album, and press ENTER.
7
Select a file using M/m, and press
,.
Select “Confirm Printer” of “USB” in the
“Options 2” setup (page 115).
To restart the connected USB device
Select “Restart USB Device” of “USB” in the
“Options 2” setup (page 115).
z Hint
Printing options, such as paper size or layout, differ
depending on the printer. For details, refer to the
instructions supplied with the printer.
JPEG Image Files
6
To display the connected printer
The sub-menu appears.
8
Select the item, and press ENTER.
To print two or more files, select “MultiMode.”
To print the file selected in step 7 only,
go to step 12.
9
Select a file, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
• To clear all check marks, select
“Single-Mode.”
10 Repeat step 9 to select all files you
want to print.
11 Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
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Format
Settings and Adjustments
Disc Settings (Disc
Setup)
The “Disc Setup” setup allows you to adjust
DVD related settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Disc Setup,” and press
ENTER.
The “Disc Setup” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Basic
Input Disc Name
You can label a disc.
For details, see page 34.
Protect Disc
You can protect a disc against erasure.
For details, see page 35.
Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only)
The recorder automatically starts formatting
in VR mode or Video mode, whichever is
selected below, when a new, unformatted
DVD-RW is inserted.
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VR Mode
Automatically formats the disc
in VR mode.
Video
Mode
Automatically formats the disc
in Video mode.
You can manually re-format a DVD+RW,
DVD-RW, or DVD-R disc to make a blank
disc.
For details, see page 38.
Finalise
Finalises a disc to play it on other DVD
equipment.
For details, see page 36.
Optimise HDD
As you record, erase and edit recordings
repeatedly, the HDD file system gradually
becomes fragmented. To ‘clean up’ all the
fragmented files, optimise the HDD
periodically. When the HDD needs
optimising, a message recommending
optimisation will appear automatically.
1
Select “Optimise HDD” in “Disc Setup,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
A progress bar appears and the
optimisation starts.
To cancel optimisation, press ENTER.
The HDD will be partly optimised.
b Notes
• It will take about eight hours to optimise the
HDD. During optimisation, other operations,
such as recording or playback, cannot be
performed.
• You cannot optimise the HDD when the HDD
disc space is insufficient for optimising. Erase
titles to open up disc space (page 60).
Format HDD.
You can format the HDD and resolve the
problem when the hard disk error occurred.
“Format HDD.” can be selected only when
the hard disk needs formatting. Note that all
of the recorded content on the HDD will be
erased.
1
Select “Format HDD.” in “Disc Setup,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
4
Select “On” using </, if you are now
on summer time, and press ENTER.
5
Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item
to be set, then press M/m to set the
numbers. The day of the week is set
automatically.
Recorder Settings
(Basic)
The “Basic” setup helps you to make clock
and other recorder related settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
The “Basic” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU.
To change the numbers, press < to
return to the item to be changed, and
press M/m.
6
Press ENTER to start the clock.
Display
Selects the clock and date display.
Select “Clock Setting” in “Basic,” and
press ENTER.
Select “Display,” and press ENTER.
Clock Setting
2
3
4
Auto (Auto Clock Set)
This function cannot be used in your area.
Input Line System
Manual (Manual Clock Set)
Set the clock manually.
1
Select “Clock Setting” in “Basic,” and
press ENTER.
2
Select “Manual,” and press ENTER.
Select the display type using M/m.
Select the format using </,.
Selects the colour system when recording
from the connected equipment.
NTSC
Records in NTSC or PAL-60
colour system.
PAL/
SECAM
Records in PAL or SECAM
colour system.
Settings and Adjustments
1
b Notes
• When picture noise appears after you change the
“Input Line System” setting, change the “Input
Colour System” setting (page 102). If picture
noise still appears, hold down x (stop) on the
recorder, and press INPUT on the recorder.
• When you change the “Input Line System”
setting, the Dubbing List is erased.
3
Press </, to select the time zone for
your area, and press m.
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97
Power Save
Selects whether this recorder is in power save
mode when the power is turned off (standby).
On
Off
No antenna input signals are
output when the recorder is in
standby.
Does not set to power save
mode. Normally, select this
setting.
b Note
Power Save mode does not function in the
following cases, even when “Power Save” is set to
“On.”
– Synchro-Recording is set.
Aerial Reception
Settings (Tuner)
The “Tuner” setup helps you to make tuner
and programme position settings for the
recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Tuner,” and press ENTER.
The “Tuner” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
MENU.
HELP Setting
On
Displays Help information for
GUI displays.
Off
Does not set to HELP setting
mode.
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the “Easy Setup”
programme.
98
1
Select “Easy Setup” in “Basic,” and press
ENTER.
2
3
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
(page 22) from step 2.
Auto Channel Setting
You can preset programme positions
automatically.
1
Select “Auto Channel Setting” in
“Tuner,” and press ENTER.
2
3
Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
Select your country/region using </,,
and press ENTER.
The programme position order will be set
according to the country/region you set.
If any programme positions are unused
or contain unwanted channels, you can
disable them (page 99).
Manual CH Setting
Presets programme positions manually.
If some programme positions could not be set
using the “Easy Setup” function, you can set
them manually.
If there is no sound or if the picture is
distorted, the wrong tuner system may have
been preset during “Easy Setup.” Set the
correct tuner system manually in the steps
below.
CH System
Select the region to get the best broadcast
reception.
Western
Euro
• Malaysia, Singapore,
Thailand
• Middle East
• Australia, New Zealand
ID & NZ
• New Zealand
AU
• Australia
Eastern
Euro
Do not select this.
1
Select “Manual CH Setting” in “Tuner,”
and press ENTER.
2
3
Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
CN
Do not select this.
Select your country/region using </,,
and press ENTER.
UK & IE
• Hong Kong
• South Africa
US
Do not select this.
Programme position
AFT
Press ./> to select the programme
position.
5
Select the item you want to change using
M/m, and change the settings using </
,, then press ENTER.
• To preset another programme position,
repeat from step 4.
Turns on the Auto Fine Tuning
function.
Normally select this position.
Off
Allows you to adjust the
picture manually.
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
work effectively, select “Off” and press m.
Press </, to obtain a clearer picture, and
press ENTER.
Sound System
Select an available TV system (page 100).
B/G
• Malaysia, Singapore,
Thailand
• Middle East
• Australia, New Zealand
D/K
Do not select this.
I
• South Africa
L
Do not select this.
I or M/N
• Hong Kong
Skip
On
Off
Select this when the
programme position is unused
or contains unwanted channels.
The selected position will be
skipped when you press PROG
+/–.
Does not skip the selected
programme position.
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Settings and Adjustments
4
On
99
Name
Changes or enters a new station name (up to
5 characters). The recorder must receive
programme position information for station
names to appear automatically.
Press ,, then press </, repeatedly to
select a character.
To change the characters, press M/m to move
the cursor, and press </,.
Channel
Press </, repeatedly until the programme
position you want is displayed.
• To select a cable or satellite programme
position, press </, until the programme
position you want is displayed.
Receivable channels
Channel Set number Channel
C1
AS1
C2
AS2
C3
AS3
C4
AS4
C5
AS5
C6
AS6
C7
AS7
C8
AS8
C9
AS9
C10
AS10
TV system
Channel coverage
C11
AS11
BG
• Malaysia,
Singapore,
Thailand
• Middle East
• Australia, New
Zealand
E2 – E12 VHF
C12
AS12
A – H VHF
C13
AS0
AS0 – AS12 VHF
C14
AS5A
NZ1 – NZ11 VHF
C15
AS9A
E21 – E69 UHF
C28
AS28
AS28 – AS69 UHF
C29
AS29
S1 – S20 CATV
C30
AS30
S1 – S46 CATV
C31
AS31
S21 – S41 HYPER
C32
AS32
S01 – S05 CATV
C33
AS33
Ireland A – J VHF
C34
AS34
South Africa 4 – 11, 13
VHF
C35
AS35
C36
AS36
C37
AS37
C38
AS38
C39
AS39
C40
AS40
C41
AS41
South Africa 4 – 11, 13
VHF
C42
AS42
B21 – B69 UHF
C43
AS43
S1 – S20 CATV
C44
AS44
S21 – S41 HYPER
C45
AS45
S01 – S05 CATV
C46
AS46
C47
AS47
I
• South Africa
B21 – B69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
I or M/N
• Hong Kong
100
For customers in Australia and New
Zealand
• Australia
Ireland A – J VHF
Channel Set number Channel
AS48
C49
AS49
C50
AS50
C51
AS51
C52
AS52
C53
AS53
C54
AS54
C55
AS55
C56
AS56
C57
AS57
C58
AS58
C59
AS59
C60
AS60
C61
AS61
C62
AS62
C63
AS63
C64
AS64
C65
AS65
C66
AS66
C67
AS67
C68
AS68
C69
AS69
• New Zealand
Channel Set number Channel
C1
NZ1
C2
NZ2
C3
NZ3
C4
NZ4
C5
NZ5
C6
NZ6
C7
NZ7
C8
NZ8
C9
NZ9
C10
NZ10
C11
NZ11
Channel Swapping
After the programme positions have been set,
you can change the order of each programme
position in the display list.
1
Select “Channel Swapping” in “Tuner,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
3
Press M/m to select the programme
position number you want to swap, and
press ,.
• To display other pages, press ./
> repeatedly.
4
Press M/m to select the programme
position number to swap for the one
selected in step 3, and press ENTER.
The programme position numbers are
swapped.
• To swap the programme position
number of another station, repeat from
step 3.
Settings and Adjustments
C48
101
Video Settings (Video In/
Out)
The “Video In/Out” settings will adjust items
related to the image, such as size and colour.
Select the settings according to the type of
TV, tuner, or decoder connected to the DVD
recorder.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Video In/Out,” and press
ENTER.
The “Video In/Out” setup appears with
the following options. The default
settings are underlined.
z Hint
When “Input Line System” is set to “NTSC,” you
can select “Auto,” “3.58NTSC,” or “PAL-60.”
Component Video Out
Selects the signal format in which the
recorder outputs video signals: interlace or
progressive, from the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks.
Normal(Interlace)
Outputs signals in the
interlace format.
Progressive
Outputs signals in the
progressive format. Select
this when you want to view
progressive signals.
b Notes
• When picture noise appears after you set the
recorder to progressive format, hold down x
(stop) on the recorder, and press Z (open/close)
on the recorder.
• No video signals are output when using the
HDMI connection.
NTSC on PAL TV
Sets the recorder to convert signals of the
NTSC colour system to the PAL colour
system to play NTSC discs on PAL-only
TVs. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your TV.
On
Plays NTSC discs on PALonly TVs.
Off
Select this if the connected
TV is a multi-system
(NTSC-compatible) TV.
Input Colour System
Selects the colour system when picture noise
appears after you change the “Input Line
System” setting (page 97).
102
Auto
Recorder automatically
detects signals of colour
systems and selects the
appropriate colour system.
PAL
Selects the PAL colour
system when “Input Line
System” is set to “PAL/
SECAM.”
SECAM
Selects the SECAM colour
system when “Input Line
System” is set to “PAL/
SECAM.”
External Audio
Audio Input Settings
(Audio In)
The “Audio In” setup allows you to adjust the
sound according to the playback and
connection conditions.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Audio In,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio In” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Stereo
Select this when receiving
stereo programmes from
connected equipment.
Bilingual
Select this when receiving
bilingual programmes
from connected
equipment.
b Note
When receiving audio input signals from the DV
input jack, the recorder automatically selects
“Stereo” or “Bilingual” regardless of the “External
Audio” setting.
Bilingual Recording
Selects the sound to be recorded.
A/L
Records the main sound
for the bilingual
programme.
B/R
Records the sub sound for
the bilingual programme.
b Note
NICAM
Normally select this
position.
Standard
Select this if the sound from
NICAM broadcasts is not
clear.
Tuner Level
If the playback sound is distorted, set this
item to “Compression.” The recorder reduces
the audio output level.
This function affects the output of the
following jacks:
– LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
Normal
Compression
Normally select this
position.
Select this when the
playback sound from the
speakers is distorted.
DV Input
Select the setting for the audio input when
DV camcorder dubbing.
Select “Mix (Stereo 1: 75 %)”/“Mix (Stereo
1: 50 %)”/“Mix (Stereo 1: 25 %)” or “Stereo
2” only if you have added a second audio
when recording with your digital video
camera.
Stereo 1
Records original
sound only.
Normally select this
when dubbing a DV
format tape.
Stereo 2
Records additional
audio only.
Settings and Adjustments
NICAM Select (page 41)
When recording a bilingual audio signal to the
HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” is set to
“Video Mode Off” (page 109) (except in PCM
mode)) or a DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR mode (except
in PCM mode), both audio channels are recorded
and you can select the sound when playing.
Mix (Stereo 1: 75 %)
Mix (Stereo 1: 50 %)
Records both stereo
1 and 2.
Mix (Stereo 1: 25 %)
103
DTS Output (DVD VIDEOs only)
Audio Output Settings
(Audio Out)
The “Audio Out” setup allows you to switch
the method of outputting audio signals when
you connect a component such as an
amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack.
If you connect a component that does not
accept the selected audio signal, a loud noise
(or no sound) will come from the speakers,
and may affect your ears or cause speaker
damage.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Audio Out,” and press ENTER.
The “Audio Out” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Dolby Digital Output (HDD/DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
Dolby Digital
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a
built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
Dolby Digital
-> PCM
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component lacking a
built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with Dolby Digital signals, the
PCM signals will be automatically output even
when you select “Dolby Digital.”
104
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
On
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a
built-in DTS decoder.
Off
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component without a
built-in DTS decoder.
b Note
When HDMI output is performed to equipment not
compatible with DTS signals, the signals will not be
output regardless of the “DTS Output” setting.
96 kHz PCM Output (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
signal.
96 kHz ->
48 kHz
The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are converted to
48 kHz and output.
96 kHz
All signals containing
96 kHz are output without
conversion. However, the
signals are output at 48 kHz
if copyright-protected
signals are contained.
b Notes
• “96 kHz PCM Output” setting has no effect when
audio signals are output from the LINE OUT (RAUDIO-L) jacks. If the sampling frequency is
96 kHz, signals are simply converted to analogue
signals and output.
• If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with 96 kHz signals, 48 kHz PCM
will be automatically output even when you select
“96 kHz.”
MPEG Output (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
MPEG
MPEG ->
PCM
Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a
built-in MPEG decoder.
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
(COAXIAL) jack.
b Note
If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with MPEG audio signals, the PCM
signals will be automatically output even when you
select “MPEG.”
Language Settings
(Language)
The “Language” setup allows you to adjust
language settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Language,” and press ENTER.
The “Language” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
(DVDs only)
On
Off
Makes low sounds clear
even if you turn the volume
down.
OSD Language
Switches the display language on the screen.
Audio Language (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the sound track.
Subtitle Language (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language of the subtitles
recorded on the disc.
Settings and Adjustments
Selects the dynamic range (difference
between soft and loud sounds) setting when
playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio
DRC.” This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT
jack only when “Dolby Digital Output” is
set to “Dolby Digital -> PCM” (page 104).
Normally select this
position.
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105
Auto Language
The “Auto Language” function is available
when “Audio Language” and “Subtitle
Language” are set to the same language, and
“Subtitle Display” is set to “On.”
On
Off
For DVD VIDEOs whose
main audio track is the
language you set in “Audio
Language” and “Subtitle
Language,” the recorder
plays the main audio track
without subtitles.
For DVD VIDEOs whose
main audio track is not the
language you set in “Audio
Language” and “Subtitle
Language,” the recorder
plays the main audio track
with subtitles in the
language you set.
Recording Settings
(Recording)
The “Recording” setup allows you to adjust
recording settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Recording,” and press
ENTER.
The “Recording” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
Turns off the function.
DVD Menu Language (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
Select “w/Subtitle Language” to set the same
language as the language you set in “Subtitle
Language.”
Subtitle Display
On
Displays subtitles.
Off
Does not display subtitles.
Manual Rec. Mode
On (go to
setup)
Allows you to select all
recording modes.
Select this, and press
ENTER.
Then, select a recording
mode using </,, and
press ENTER.
Off
Allows you to select
standard recording modes
only.
Assist Subtitle Displays special assistive
subtitles, where available.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “Audio Language,”
“Subtitle Language,” or “DVD Menu Language,”
press m, and enter a language code from “Language
Code List” on page 130.
b Note
If you select a language in “DVD Menu Language,”
“Subtitle Language,” or “Audio Language” that is
not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of the
recorded languages will be automatically selected.
106
Manual recording mode
The table below shows the approximate
recording times for the HDD and the different
DVD types in each manual recording mode,
as well as the standard recording mode
equivalents.
The recording time for the HDD
Recording
mode
Approx. recording time
(hours)
RDRHX750
RDRHX950
HQ+*1
23
36
PCM*2
34
53
MN32 (HQ)
34
53
MN31
36
57
MN30
39
61
MN29
42
MN28
MN27
Recording
mode
Approx. recording time
(hours)
RDRHX750
RDRHX950
MN5
235
370
MN4 (SLP)
270
425
MN3 (SEP)
340
530
MN2
405
635
MN1
455
710
The recording time for DVDs
Approx. recording time
(hours)
DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/
DVD+R/
DVD-R
DVD+R DL/
DVD-R DL
66
PCM*2
1 hr. 1 min.
1 hr. 51 min.
45
70
MN32 (HQ)
1 hr. 1 min.
1 hr. 51 min.
48
75
MN31
1 hr. 5 min.
1 hr. 57 min.
MN26 (HSP)
50
79
MN30
1 hr. 10 min. 2 hr. 6 min.
MN25
53
84
MN29
1 hr. 15 min. 2 hr. 15 min.
MN24
56
88
MN28
1 hr. 20 min. 2 hr. 24 min.
MN23
59
92
MN27
1 hr. 25 min. 2 hr. 33 min.
MN22
62
97
MN26 (HSP)
1 hr. 30 min. 2 hr. 41 min.
MN21 (SP)
68
105
MN25
1 hr. 35 min. 2 hr. 50 min.
MN20
73
115
MN24
1 hr. 40 min. 2 hr. 59 min.
MN19
79
120
MN23
1 hr. 45 min. 3 hr. 8 min.
MN18 (LSP)
84
130
MN22
1 hr. 50 min. 3 hr. 17 min.
MN17
90
140
MN21 (SP)
2
3 hr. 35 min.
MN16
96
150
MN20
2 hr. 10 min. 3 hr. 53 min.
MN15 (ESP)
100
155
MN19
2 hr. 20 min. 4 hr. 11 min.
MN14
105
165
MN18 (LSP)
2 hr. 30 min. 4 hr. 29 min.
MN13
110
175
MN17
2 hr. 40 min. 4 hr. 47 min.
MN12
115
185
MN16
2 hr. 50 min. 5 hr. 5 min.
MN11
120
190
MN15 (ESP)
3
Settings and Adjustments
Recording
mode
5 hr. 23 min.
MN10
125
200
MN14
3 hr. 10 min. 5 hr. 41 min.
MN9 (LP)
135
210
MN13
3 hr. 20 min. 5 hr. 59 min.
MN8
150
235
MN12
3 hr. 30 min. 6 hr. 17 min.
MN7
165
265
MN11
3 hr. 40 min. 6 hr. 35 min.
MN6 (EP)
200
315
MN10
3 hr. 50 min. 6 hr. 53 min.
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107
Approx. recording time
(hours)
Recording
mode
DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/
DVD+R/
DVD-R
DVD+R DL/
DVD-R DL
MN9 (LP)
4
7 hr. 11 min.
MN8
4 hr. 30 min. 8 hr. 4 min.
MN7
5
8 hr. 58 min.
MN6*3 (EP)
6
10 hr. 46 min.
MN5*3
7
12 hr. 34 min.
MN4*3 (SLP)
8
14 hr. 21 min.
Rec. Mode Adjust
On
Automatically adjusts the
recording mode to enable
the entire programme to be
recorded (page 43).
Off
Turns off the function.
*3*4
(SEP ) 10
17 hr. 57 min.
MN2*3*4
12
21 hr. 32 min.
Set Thumbnail
MN1*3*4
13 hr.
22 min.
24
Selects a scene for the thumbnail picture
shown in the Title List.
MN3
*4
For the HDD (“HDD Recording Format” is set
to “Video Mode On”)/DVD+RW/DVD-RW
(Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode)
HQ+, PCM, MN32 to MN9: 720 × 480 / 720
× 576
MN8 and MN7: 352 × 480 / 352 × 576
MN6 to MN1: 352 × 240 / 352 × 288
*1
Records in higher quality (15 Mbps).
HQ+ mode is not available for DVDs. When
recording to DVDs, the recording mode
automatically switches to HQ mode even if you
set to HQ+ mode.
*2 Audio signals are recorded in 48kHz PCM
format, and video signals are recorded in HQ
mode. When recording a bilingual programme,
select the sound to be recorded (page 103).
*3 Titles recorded in MN6 or lower mode cannot be
dubbed to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs at high speed.
*4 SEP, MN1, MN2, or MN3 mode is not available
for DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+R DLs. When
recording to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the
recording mode automatically switches to SLP
mode even if you set to SEP, MN1, MN2, or
MN3 mode.
0 seconds
The first frame of the title is
set for the thumbnail
picture.
30 seconds
The frame at 30 seconds
from the first frame is set for
the thumbnail picture.
3 minutes
The frame at 3 minutes from
the first frame is set for the
thumbnail picture.
Auto Chapter (HDD/VR) (HDD/DVD-RW/
DVD-R in VR mode only)
On
The recorder detects
changes in the picture and
sound and automatically
inserts chapter marks (up to
99 chapters for one title
recorded on the HDD).
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
z Hint
Audio signals are recorded in Dolby Digital 2 ch
format (except for PCM mode).
Resolution
The first figure refers to when “Input Line
System” is set to “NTSC”; the second when
set to “PAL/SECAM” in the “Basic” setup
(page 97).
For the HDD (“HDD Recording Format” is set
to “Video Mode Off”)/DVD-RW (VR mode)/
DVD-R (VR mode)
HQ+, PCM, MN32 to MN16: 720 × 480 / 720
× 576
MN15 to MN12: 544 × 480 / 544 × 576
MN11 to MN9: 480 × 480 / 544 × 576
MN8 and MN7: 352 × 480 / 352 × 576
MN6 to MN1: 352 × 240 / 352 × 288
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b Notes
• The actual chapter mark interval may vary
depending on the amount of information
contained in the video to be recorded.
• Chapter marks are automatically inserted, where
the date or time information changes on the tape,
when “Auto Chapter (HDD/VR)” is set to “On”
during DV dubbing to the HDD or a DVD-RW/
DVD-R (VR mode).
Auto Chapter (Video) (DVD-RW/DVD-R in
Video mode only)
No
Separation
No chapter mark is inserted.
10 minutes
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 10-minute
intervals.
15 minutes
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15-minute
intervals.
Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW) (DVD+RW/
DVD+R only)
No
Separation
No chapter mark is inserted.
10 minutes
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 10-minute
intervals.
15 minutes
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15-minute
intervals.
Playback Settings
(Playback)
The “Playback” setup allows you to adjust
the playback settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Select “Playback,” and press ENTER.
The “Playback” setup appears with the
following options. The default settings
are underlined.
HDD Recording Format
Selects the HDD recording format.
Video Mode
On
Records to the HDD in VR
mode.
When recording stereo and
bilingual programmes, both
main and sub sounds can be
recorded.
Records to the HDD in
Video mode.
When recording stereo and
bilingual programmes, only
one sound track (main or
sub) can be recorded.
Set “Bilingual Recording”
to “A/L” (default) or “B/R”
in the “Audio In” setup
(page 103).
z Hint
The HDD contents recorded in Video mode can be
dubbed to a disc at high speed (page 66).
TV Type
Select the playback picture size according to
the type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide
mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).
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
Select this when connecting
to a wide-screen TV or TV
with a wide mode function.
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Settings and Adjustments
Video Mode
Off
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Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
4:3 Letter Box
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.
4:3 Pan Scan
1
Select “Parental Control” in “Playback,”
and press ENTER.
When you have already registered a
password, go to step 4.
16:9
2
Select “Set Password,” and press
ENTER.
The display for registering a new
password appears.
3
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, and press ENTER.
4
Select “Standard,” and press ENTER.
The “Parental Control : Standard”
display appears.
5
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, and press ENTER.
b Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be
selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or
vice-versa.
Pause Mode
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
Field
Outputs a stable, generally
shake-free image.
Frame
Outputs a sharp image, but
may be prone to shake.
Auto
Outputs a generally less
sharp but more stable still
image.
Seamless Playback (HDD/DVD-RW/DVDR in VR mode only)
110
On
Playback is smooth, but
with a trade-off against the
accuracy of the edit points.
Off
You may notice momentary
interruption at edited points
during playback of a VR
mode Playlist.
6
7
Select “Code” (geographic area) as the
playback limitation level, and press
ENTER.
The area is selected.
• When you select “Number,” press the
number buttons to select and enter a
country/area code in the table
(page 131), and press ENTER.
Select “Change Level,” and press
ENTER.
The “Parental Control : Change Level”
display appears.
8
Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, and press ENTER.
9
Select the level.
The lower the value, the stricter the
limitation.
Discs rated higher than the selected level
will be restricted.
The Parental Control setting is complete.
To cancel the Parental Control setting for
the disc, select “Off” in step 9.
Change Password
1
Select “Parental Control” in “Playback,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select “Change Password,” and press
ENTER.
3
Enter your four-digit password in the
“Current Password” row using the
number buttons, and press ENTER.
4
Enter a new password in the “New
Password” row using the number
buttons, and press ENTER.
• If you forget your password, reset the recorder
(page 122).
• 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.
Angle Indicator (DVD VIDEOs only)
On
Displays “
” on the TV
screen if various angles
(multi-angles) for a scene
are recorded on the disc.
Off
Does not display “
the TV screen.
” on
Settings and Adjustments
10 Press ENTER.
b Notes
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Screen Resolution
HDMI Settings (HDMI
Output)
The “HDMI Output” setup allows you to
adjust items related to the HDMI connection.
You can select “HDMI Output” only when
connecting equipment to the HDMI OUT
jack.
Selects the type of video signals output from
the HDMI OUT jack. If the picture is not
clear, natural or to your satisfaction, try
another option that suits the disc and your
TV/projector, etc. For details, refer also to the
instruction manual supplied with the TV/
projector, etc.
1920 x 1080p
Sends 1920×1080p video
signals.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
1920 x 1080i
Sends 1920×1080i video
signals.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
1280 x 720p
Sends 1280×720p video
signals.
3
Select “HDMI Output,” and press
ENTER.
720 x 576p*1
Sends 720×576p video
signals.
720 x 480p*2
Sends 720×480p video
signals.
720 x 576i*1
Sends 720×576i video
signals.
720 x 480i*2
Sends 720×480i video
signals.
The “HDMI Output” setup appears with
the following options. The default
settings are underlined.
After connecting equipment to the HDMI
OUT jack, “Screen Resolution,” “4:3
Video Output,” and “Colour” are
automatically set to the appropriate
settings.
*1
Can be selected only when “Input Line System”
is set to “PAL/SECAM” in the “Basic” setup
(page 97).
*2 Can be selected only when “Input Line System”
is set to “NTSC” in the “Basic” setup (page 97).
b Notes
• When picture noise appears after you change the
“Screen Resolution” setting, hold down x (stop)
on the recorder, and press Z (open/close) on the
recorder.
• When “Colour” is set to “YCbCr 4:2:2” in the
“HDMI Output” setup, you cannot select “720 x
576i” (or “720 x 480i”).
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4:3 Video Output
Audio Output
This setting is effective only when you set
“TV Type” to “16:9” in the “Playback” setup.
Adjust this setting to watch 4:3 aspect ratio
signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on
your TV, change the setting on your TV, not
this recorder.
Note that this setting is effective only for
HDMI connection.
Selects the type of audio signal output from
the HDMI OUT jack.
Full
Select this when you can
change the aspect ratio on
your TV.
Normal
Select this when you cannot
change the aspect ratio on
your TV. Shows a 4:3 size
video with the aspect ratio
as it is.
16:9 aspect ratio TV
Outputs Dolby Digital,
MPEG and DTS audio
signals as a bitstream
signal. Normally select
this position.
PCM
Converts all audio signals
except for DTS signals to
PCM.
Bitstream
Priority
Select this if the
connected device is
compatible with bitstream
audio.
b Notes
• The PCM signals may not be output even when
you select “Auto” depending on the “Audio Out”
settings, number of audio channels, and the
HDMI-connected device.
• The “Audio Output” function is not available
when a DVI device is connected.
HDMI Control
Colour
Selects the method of outputting video
signals for the HDMI jack.
Outputs RGB (0-255)
signals. Select this when
connecting to an RGB (0255) device.
RGB (16-235)
Outputs RGB (16-235)
signals. Select this if
colours appear overly rich
and the black appears too
deep.
YCbCr 4:2:2
Outputs 10-bit YCbCr
4:2:2 component signals.
YCbCr 4:4:4
Outputs 8-bit YCbCr
4:4:4 component signals.
On
Allows you to use the
HDMI control features
(page 17).
Off
Turns off the function.
Settings and Adjustments
RGB (0-255)
Auto
b Notes
• Some settings may not be available depending on
the connected device.
• When a DVI device is connected, you cannot
select “YCbCr 4:2:2” or “YCbCr 4:4:4.”
• When “Screen Resolution” is set to “720 x 576i”
(or “720 x 480i”) in the “HDMI Output” setup,
you cannot select “YCbCr 4:2:2.”
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Command Mode
Other Settings (Options)
The “Options” and “Options 2” setups allow
you to set up other operational settings.
1
Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode.
2
Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER.
3
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder
to avoid interference with your other Sony
DVD recorder or player.
1
Select “Command Mode” in “Options,”
and press ENTER.
2
Select a Command Mode (DVD1,
DVD2, or DVD3), and press ENTER.
b Note
The default command mode setting for this
recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
The remote does not function if different
command modes are set for the recorder and
remote. Set the same command mode.
Select “Options” or “Options 2,” and
press ENTER.
The “Options” or “Options 2” setup
appears with the following options. The
default settings are underlined.
Example: “Options” setup
3
Set the Command Mode for the remote
so it matches the Command Mode for the
recorder you set above.
Follow the steps below to set the
Command Mode on the remote.
1 Hold down ENTER.
2 While holding down ENTER, enter
the Command Mode code number
using the number buttons.
Command Mode Code number
Options
On Screen Display
On
Off
Automatically displays
information on the screen
when the recorder is turned
on, etc.
Displays information only
when DISPLAY is pressed.
Front Panel Display
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
On
Bright lighting.
Off
Turns off the lighting when
the power is off.
DVD1
number button 1
DVD2
number button 2
DVD3
number button 3
3 Hold down both the number and
ENTER buttons at the same time for
more than three seconds.
z Hint
You can check the Command Mode for the recorder
in the front panel display.
Command
Mode
In the front panel
display
DVD1
“1” appears.
DVD2
“2” appears.
DVD3
Either “1” or “2” does not
appear.
DivX
Registration Code
Displays the registration code of DivX video
files for this recorder.
For more information, go to http://
www.divx.com/vod on the Internet.
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Set Preview (HDD only)
Selects the thumbnail type shown in the Title
List.
Quick
Preview
Plays short excerpts from
throughout the selected
title.
Normal
Plays the selected title from
the beginning.
Options 2
USB
Restart USB Device
Restarts the connected USB device if it does
not respond to the recorder. If the connected
USB device still does not work properly, try
following:
– Turn the connected USB device off and on
again.
– Disconnect and then connect the USB
cable.
Settings and Adjustments
Confirm Printer
Displays the manufacturer and model name
of the printer connected to the recorder. Note
that this function may not work depending on
the printer.
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Additional Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following
difficulties while using the recorder, use this
troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should
any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the AC power cord (mains lead)
is connected securely.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 14).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such
as to “VCR” and “AV 1”) 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 Video Out” in the
“Video In/Out” setup to “Progressive”
(page 102).
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
Picture noise appears.
, If the picture output signal from your
recorder passes through your VCR to get to
your TV, or if you are connected to a
combination TV/VIDEO player, the copyprotection signal applied to some DVD
programmes could affect picture quality. If
you still experience this problem even when
you connect your recorder directly to your
TV, try connecting your recorder to your
TV’s S VIDEO input.
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, You have set the recorder to progressive
format even though your TV cannot accept
the progressive signal. In this case, hold
down x (stop) on the recorder, and press
Z (open/close) on the recorder.
, Even if your TV is compatible with
progressive format (525p/625p) signals, the
image may be affected when you set the
recorder to progressive format. In this case,
hold down x (stop) on the recorder, and
press Z (open/close) on the unit and the
recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
, You are playing a title recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
, Noise may appear in the pictures recorded
on the HDD, which is due to the
characteristics of HDD, and is not a
malfunction.
, When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
There is no picture or picture noise
appears when connected to the DV IN
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the i.LINK cable again.
There is no picture or picture noise appears
when connected to the HDMI OUT jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the HDMI cord again.
, If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video
output, changing the “Screen Resolution”
setting in the “HDMI Output” setup may
solve the problem (page 112). Connect the
TV and the recorder using a video jack
other than HDMI OUT, and switch the
TV’s input to the connected video input so
that you can see the on-screen displays.
Change the “Screen Resolution” setting in
the “HDMI Output” setup, and switch the
TV’s input back to HDMI. If the picture still
does not appear, repeat the steps and try
other options.
, The recorder is connected to an input device
that is not HDCP compliant (page 15).
, When picture noise appears after you
change the “Screen Resolution” setting,
hold down x (stop) on the recorder, and
press Z (open/close) on the recorder.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Set the channel manually in “Manual CH
Setting” in the “Tuner” setup (page 99).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
button, or select a channel of any TV
programme using the PROG +/– buttons.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
, The aerial cable is connected to the
AERIAL OUT jack on the recorder.
Connect the cable to the AERIAL IN jack.
, The recorder’s colour system is different
from your TV. Hold down x (stop) on the
recorder, and press INPUT on the recorder
to change the recorder’s colour system.
TV channels cannot be changed.
The picture from equipment connected to
the recorder’s input jack does not appear
on the screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1
IN jacks, select “L1” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2
IN jacks, select “L2” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your
recorder before reaching 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.
, Set “TV Type” in the “Playback” setup in
accordance with the screen size of your TV
(page 109).
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the picture size is set in “TV Type”
in the “Playback” setup.
, The picture size of the title is fixed.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the audio
component or the connection to the audio
component is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fastforward, slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through
the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI
OUT jacks, check the “Audio Out” setup
(page 104).
, The recorder supports only MP3 audio,
Dolby Digital and MPEG audio for DivX
video files. Press AUDIO and select MP3
audio or MPEG audio.
Additional Information
, The channel is skipped (page 99).
, A timer recording started, which changed
the channels.
The playback picture or TV programme
from the equipment connected through the
recorder is distorted.
No sound is output from the HDMI OUT
jack.
, Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
and on again. 2Turn the connected
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
and then connect the HDMI cord again.
, The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI
device (DVI jacks do not accept audio
signals).
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, The equipment connected to the HDMI
OUT jack does not conform to the audio
signal format. In this case, set “Audio
Output” to “PCM” in the “HDMI Output”
setup (page 113).
Sound distortion occurs.
, Set “Tuner Level” in the “Audio In” setup
to “Compression” (page 103).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
noise will come from the LINE OUT RAUDIO-L jacks (page 77).
The sound volume is low.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in the “Audio Out” setup to
“On” (page 105).
, Set “Tuner Level” in the “Audio In” setup
to “Normal” (page 103).
An alternate audio track cannot be
recorded or played.
, When recording from connected
equipment, set “External Audio” to
“Bilingual” in the “Audio In” setup
(page 103).
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot
be recorded on the HDD (when Video
Mode On), DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs (Video
mode). To record the language, set
“Bilingual Recording” in the “Audio In”
setup to “A/L” or “B/R” before recording
(page 103). To record both the main and sub
sounds on a disc, record on DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs (VR mode). To record on the
HDD, set “HDD Recording Format” to
“Video Mode Off” in the “Recording” setup
(page 109).
, If you have connected an audio component
to the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack
and want to change the audio track for the
HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” is
set to “Video Mode Off” in the “Recording”
setup (page 109))/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
(VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
Digital Output” in the “Audio Out” setup to
“Dolby Digital -> PCM” (page 104).
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Playback
The recorder does not play any type of disc
(except HDD).
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with
the labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
In this case, if the recorder is on, leave it on
(if it is off, leave it off) for about an hour
until the moisture evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder
and was not finalised (page 36), the
recorder cannot play the disc.
The recorder does not start playback from
the beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 50).
, You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu
or DVD menu automatically appears on the
TV screen when it is first inserted. Use the
menu to start playback.
The recorder starts playing automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto
playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
, If the DVD has an auto pause signal, the
recorder stops playback at the auto pause
signal.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or
Slow-motion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the DVD, you may not be
able to do some of the operations above. See
the instruction manual supplied with the
disc.
The language for the sound track cannot
be changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the
DVD being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of
the language for the sound track.
, Try changing the language using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
The subtitle language cannot be changed
or turned off.
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on
the DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
subtitles.
, Try changing the subtitle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The subtitles cannot be changed for the
titles recorded on this recorder.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
VIDEO being played.
, You are trying to change the angles when
“
” does not appear on the TV screen
(page 49). To display “
” if various
angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
recorded on the disc, set “Angle Indicator”
to “On” in the “Playback” setup (page 111).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing
angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD
VIDEO’s menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
, The angles cannot be changed during slow
motion playback or when playback is
paused.
, The file is not created in DivX format.
, The file has an extension other than “.avi”
or “.divx.”
, The DATA CD (DivX video)/DATA DVD
(DivX video) is not created in a DivX
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2, Romeo, Joliet, or UDF (Universal
Disk Format) 1.02, 1.50, 2.00, or 2.01.
, The DivX video file format is larger than
720 (width) × 576 (height).
The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
, The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play
(page 124).
The programme position cannot be
changed from the programme position you
are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately
after you press z REC.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INFO WRITE”
disappears from the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though you set
the timer setting correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to
a power failure that lasted for more than 1
hour. Reset the clock (page 97).
, The channel was disabled after the timer
recording was set. See “Manual CH
Setting” on page 99.
, Disconnect the AC power cord (mains lead)
from the mains, and connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection
signals that restrict copying.
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 46).
, There is no DVD inside the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the
recording.
, The recorder was in the process of dubbing.
Recording does not stop immediately
after you press x REC STOP.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to
input disc data before recording can stop.
On-screen instructions may appear after
pressing x REC STOP. In this case, follow
the on-screen instructions.
Additional Information
The DivX video files do not play.
Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
Recording does not stop after you press
x.
, Press x REC STOP.
The JPEG image files do not play.
, The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
format that the recorder can play
(page 124).
, Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.
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119
Timer recording is not complete or did not
start from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording.
If the power recovers when there is a timer
recording, the recorder resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more
than 1 hour, reset the clock (page 97).
, Another timer setting overlapped the timer
setting (page 46).
, Disc space was not sufficient.
Contents previously recorded were
erased.
, Data that is not playable on this recorder but
was recorded on a DVD with a PC will be
erased from the disc when the disc is
inserted.
Recording from the connected
equipment with a timer
Nothing was recorded even though you set
the Synchro-Recording setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected
equipment. Turn off the connected
equipment and set the recorder to SynchroRecording standby mode (page 47).
, The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Set the recorder
to stand by for Synchro-Recording. Make
sure the SYNCHRO REC indicator lights
up in the front panel display (page 47).
, The equipment is not connected to the LINE
1 IN jack of the recorder.
, The recorder is connected to the TV output
jack of the connected equipment.
, The Synchro-Recording and another timer
recording overlap (page 48).
Synchro-Recording does not complete.
, The timer setting for the connected
equipment overlapped the recorder’s timer
setting (page 48).
, There was a power failure during the
recording.
, The [/1 button was pressed before
Synchro-recording started.
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The recorder automatically starts
recording when the satellite receiver is
turned on.
, The Synchro Rec function was activated.
Turn off the satellite receiver and cancel the
Synchro Rec function (page 47).
Dubbing
You dubbed a title, but the title did not
appear in the HDD Title List.
, The title contained a copy protection signal,
so it was moved (page 67).
High-speed dubbing is not possible.
, The title cannot be dubbed at high speed
(page 68). Even if A-B erasure is performed
so that a title does not contain mixed picture
sizes, it is still treated as a title with mixed
picture sizes.
HDD/DVD Dubbing is not possible.
, The title cannot be dubbed (page 67).
Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 97).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure
that lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the
clock (page 97).
The timer indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc into the recorder.
, The inserted DVD is protected (page 35).
The clock does not appear in the front
panel display when the recorder is turned
off.
, “Front Panel Display” is set to “Off” in the
“Options” setup (page 114).
Remote control
The remote does not function.
, Different command modes are set for the
recorder and remote. Set the same
command mode (page 114). The default
command mode setting for this recorder and
the supplied remote is DVD3. You can
check the current command mode in the
front panel display (page 114).
, The batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to
the default setting when you replaced the
batteries. Reset the code (page 20).
, The remote is not pointed at the remote
sensor on the recorder.
Others
The recorder does not detect a USB device
connected to the recorder.
, Make sure that the USB device is securely
connected to the recorder (page 94).
, Check if the USB device or a cable is
damaged.
, Check if the USB device is on.
, When “HDMI Control” is set to “On” in the
“HDMI Output” setup (page 113), the
display language on the screen
automatically switches, according to the
language setting of the connected TV, if
you change the language settings on your
TV, etc.
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Press down [/1 on the recorder for more
than five seconds until the recorder turns
off. Then, press [/1 again to turn on the
recorder.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the
recorder to operate abnormally, turn off the
recorder and wait until the clock appears in
the front panel display. Then, unplug the
recorder and after leaving it off for a while,
plug it in again.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray
to open after you have recorded or edited a
DVD. This is because the recorder is adding
disc data to the disc.
Any buttons do not function and “LOCKED”
appears in the front panel display.
, The recorder is locked. Cancel the Child
Lock (page 50, 76).
The disc tray does not open and
“TRAYLOCKED” appears in the front panel
display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
“REPAIR” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder’s repair function is activated
to repair the hard disk drive or disc. Leave
the recorder on until “REPAIR” disappears
from the front panel display. Some data
may be lost even if the repair function is
activated.
“E01” appears in the front panel display.
, There is a problem in the HDD. Contact
your nearest Sony dealer. Note that contents
on the HDD may be erased when servicing
this unit.
“E02” appears in the front panel display.
, The HDD information is incorrect. You
cannot make a new recording to the HDD.
Format the HDD following the instructions
of “Format HDD.” (page 96). Note that all
of the recorded contents on the HDD will be
erased. If this does not fix the problem,
contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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Additional Information
Display language on the screen switches
automatically.
The disc tray does not open after you press
Z (open/close).
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“HDCP_ERR” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder is connected to an input device
that is not HDCP compliant. Connect the
equipment that is HDCP compliant
(page 15).
Disregard this error message if the output
picture is displayed correctly.
Resetting the Recorder
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a
soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent
such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs, disc/lens cleaners
Do not use cleaning discs or disc/lens
cleaners (including wet or spray types).
These may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
Notes about the discs
You can reset the recorder to all its factory
settings.
1
Make sure that the recorder is turned
on and remove the disc.
2
Hold down x (stop) on the recorder
and press [/1 on the recorder.
All settings are reset and the recorder
turns off.
Notes About This
Recorder
• 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.
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, if the recorder is on,
leave it on (if it is off, leave it off) for about
an hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out any
discs and do not apply shock or vibration to
the hard disk drive to avoid damaging the
disc or hard disk drive (page 2).
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.
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• 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.
On replacement of parts
In the event that this unit is repaired, repaired
parts may be collected for reuse or recycling
purposes.
Specifications
System
Laser: Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage:
Oceanian models:
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
Except Oceanian models:
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I)/NTSC
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, Italian A
to H, Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to
11, 13, AS0 to AS12, NZ1 to NZ11
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to
B69, AS28 to AS69
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20
HYPER: S21 to S41
The above channel coverage merely ensures
the channel reception within these ranges. It
does not guarantee the ability to receive
signals in all circumstances. For details, see
“Receivable channels” (page 100).
General
Power requirements: 220-240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 42 W
Dimensions (approx.):
430 × 66.5 × 286 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
Hard disk drive capacity:
RDR-HX750: 160 GB
RDR-HX950: 250 GB
Mass (approx.): 4.4 kg
Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
Supplied accessories:
Audio/video cord (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Additional Information
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer
system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial
socket
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer
indication: 12-hour/24-hour (default)
cycle (digital)/Power back-up
duration: 1 hour
Video recording format: MPEG-2,
MPEG-1
Audio recording format/applicable
bit rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch
256 kbps/128 kbps (in EP, SLP, and
SEP mode), PCM
Inputs and outputs
LINE OUT
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 1 IN/LINE 2 IN
(AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than
22 kilohms
(VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL)
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p, PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
HDMI OUT: HDMI 19-pin-Standard
Connector
USB:
USB jack Type A (For connecting
digital still camera, Memory card
reader and USB memory)
USB jack Type B (For connecting
PictBridge-compatible printers)
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
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Notes on MP3 Audio
Tracks, JPEG Image
Files, and DivX Video
Files
About MP3 audio tracks, JPEG
image files, and DivX video
files
MP3 is an audio compression technology that
satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
JPEG is an image compression technology.
You can play MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3)
format audio tracks and JPEG image files on
the HDD or DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/
CD-RWs) or JPEG image files on the HDD
or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs).
DivX® is a video file compression
technology, developed by DivX, Inc. This
product is an official DivX® Certified
product. You can play DATA CDs (CDROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) and DATA DVDs
(DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVDRWs/DVD-Rs) that contain DivX video files.
DATA DVDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2, Romeo, Joliet, or
UDF (Universal Disk Format) 1.02, 1.50,
2.00*, or 2.01 format for the recorder to
recognise the MP3 tracks, JPEG image files,
and DivX video files.
DATA CDs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2, Romeo, or Joliet
format for the recorder to recognise the MP3
tracks, JPEG image files, and DivX video
files.
You can also play discs recorded in
MultiSession/Border.
See the instructions supplied with the disc
drives and the recording software (not
supplied) for details on the recording format.
* Not available for MP3 audio tracks.
Note on MultiSession/Border discs
If audio tracks and images in Music CD
format or Video CD format are recorded in
the first session/border, only the first session/
border will be played back.
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MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image
files, or DivX video files that
the recorder can play
The recorder can play the following tracks
and files:
– MP3 audio tracks with the extension
“.mp3.”
– JPEG image files with the extension “.jpeg”
or “.jpg.”
– Baseline JPEG image files that conform to
the Exif 2.2* image files format, and
Y:CB:CR is 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0.
– DivX video files with the extension “.avi”
or “.divx.”
* “Exchangeable Image File Format”: The file
format used by digital still cameras.
z Hint
Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
b Notes
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.mp3,” “.jpeg,” “.jpg,” “.avi,” or “.divx” even if
they are not in MP3, JPEG, or DivX format.
Playing these data may generate a loud noise
which could damage your speaker system.
• Depending on the disc, normal playback may not
be possible. For example, the picture may be
unclear, playback may not appear smooth, the
sound may skip, and so on.
• Depending on the disc, playback may take some
time to start.
• Some files cannot be played.
• For MP3 audio tracks and DivX video files, the
recorder can play up to 99 albums each on a
DATA CD or DATA DVD. Up to 99 tracks and
files under an album can be played.
• For JPEG image files, the recorder can load up to
99 albums and/or up to 999 files under an album
on a DATA CD/DATA DVD or the connected
USB device at a time. To view unloaded albums,
reload them.
• Proceeding to the next or another album may take
some time.
• The image size that can be displayed is limited.
The following image sizes can be displayed:
width 160–5,120 pixels by height 120–3,840
pixels.
• This recorder supports MP3 audio tracks
recorded with a sampling frequency of 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz.
• No more than a 1 GB MP3 audio track can be
played.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
mp3PRO format.
• The recorder cannot play a DivX video file of a
size larger than 720 (width) × 576 (height)/4 GB.
• The recorder may not play a DivX video file
when the file has been combined from two or
more DivX video files.
Notes on copying JPEG image files/MP3
audio tracks
• You cannot copy JPEG image files/MP3 audio
tracks to the HDD if:
– The total number of JPEG image albums on the
HDD exceeds 999.
– The total number of JPEG image files/MP3
audio tracks under an album exceeds 999.
– The MP3 audio tracks are 1 GB or larger.
• Note that the size of JPEG image files copied to
the HDD may be automatically increased to fit the
TV screen.
• You cannot copy JPEG image files onto a DATA
DVD finalised on other recorders or devices.
• If a warning message indicating that the HDD is
full appears, erase several albums or files to make
space. For details on erasing tracks or files, see
page 85 or 93.
About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is i.LINKcompliant for digital video cameras. This
section describes the i.LINK standard and its
features.
What is i.LINK?
b Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be
connected to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV
connecting cable). When connecting this recorder
to i.LINK-compatible equipment having two or
more i.LINK jacks (DV jacks), see the instruction
manual of the equipment to be connected.
Additional Information
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for
handling digital video, digital audio and other
data in two directions between equipment
having the i.LINK jack, and for controlling
other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible equipment can be
connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data
transactions with various digital AV
equipment. When two or more i.LINKcompatible equipment are connected to this
recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data
transactions are possible with not only the
equipment that this recorder is connected to
but also with other devices via the directly
connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the
characteristics and specifications of the
equipment to be connected, and that
operations and data transactions are
sometimes not possible on some connected
equipment.
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394
data transport bus proposed by SONY, and is
a trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
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i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies
according to the equipment. Three maximum
baud rates are defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications”
in the instruction manual of each equipment.
It is also indicated near the i.LINK jack on
some equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on
which it is not indicated such as this unit is
“S100.”
When units are connected to equipment
having a different maximum baud rate, the
baud rate sometimes differs from the
indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the
amount of data that can be sent or received in one
second. For example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps
means that 100 megabits of data can be sent in
one second.
i.LINK functions on this
recorder
For details on how to dub when this recorder
is connected to other video equipment having
DV jacks, see page 72.
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 72.
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.
i.LINK and
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are trademarks.
Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Remote
0 TV/DVD button
This button is not available.
qa SUBTITLE button (51)
1
2
3
4
5
6
qs PLAY MODE button (53, 57, 77, 79)
7
8
9
qd ZOOM button (92)
0
qf SYSTEM MENU button (44, 54, 68,
74, 80, 86, 96)
TITLE LIST button (29, 49, 60)
TIMER button (42)
qg MENU button (49)
qh TOP MENU button (49)
qj </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)
qk O RETURN button (22)
ql DISPLAY button (31)
w;
/
(instant replay/instant
advance) buttons (51)
wa ./> (previous/next) buttons (51,
76, 83)
A HDD button (27)
DVD button (27)
B [/1 (on/standby) button (22)
C Z (open/close) button (27)
D PROG (programme) +/– buttons (27)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
5 Number buttons (57)
The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.
6 INPUT (input select) button (47)
7 AUDIO button (51, 76)
The AUDIO button has a tactile dot*.
8 CLEAR button (33, 53, 77, 78)
9 ANGLE button (49, 93)
wd H (play) button (49, 76, 92)
X (pause) button (51, 76, 83, 92)
x (stop) button (49, 76, 82, 92)
The H button has a tactile dot*.
wf TV PAUSE button
This button is not available.
Additional Information
ws mc / CM (search/slow/
freeze frame) buttons (51, 76, 83)
wg z REC button (27)
x REC STOP button (27)
HDD/DVD DUB button (67)
REC MODE button (27)
wh TV 2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)
wj TV [/1 (on/standby) button (20)
wk TV PROG (programme) +/– buttons
(20)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
wl TV t (input select) button (20)
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
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Front panel
A [/1 (on/standby) button (22)
B
(remote sensor) (20)
C Disc tray (27)
D Front panel display (129)
E Z (open/close) button (27)
F N (play) button (49, 76, 92)
The N button has a tactile dot*.
L INPUT (input select) button (47)
M LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
L(MONO) AUDIO R) jacks (25)
N ONE-TOUCH DUB button (74)
O
DV IN jack (72)
G x (stop) button (49, 76, 82, 92)
P
USB jack (type A) (80, 86)
H z REC button (27)
Q PictBridge USB jack (type B) (94)
I x REC STOP button (27)
J HDD button/indicator (27)
DVD button/indicator (27)
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K PROGRAM +/– buttons (27)
The + button has a tactile dot*.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating
the recorder.
Front panel display
A SYNCHRO REC indicator (47)
B Displays the following:
• Playing time
• Current title/chapter/track/index
number
• Recording time/recording mode
• Clock
• Programme position
C NTSC indicator (97, 102)
D Timer indicator (42)
E Disc type
Lights when a recordable DVD-R or
DVD-RW disc is loaded.
F Command Mode indicator (114)
Displays the Command Mode of the
remote.
When the Command Mode for the
recorder is set to DVD3 (default), either
“1” or “2” does not appear.
G Recording status
H Dubbing direction indicator
I Playing status
Rear panel
Additional Information
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (14)
B LINE 1 IN (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (24)
E HDMI OUT (high-definition
multimedia interface out) jack (15, 18)
F DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (18)
C LINE 1 IN (S VIDEO) jack (24)
G AC IN terminal (19)
D LINE OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO)
jacks (15, 18)
H LINE OUT (S VIDEO) jack (15)
I COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR) jacks (15)
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Language Code List
For details, see page 105.
The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Number Language
(code)
130
Number Language
(code)
Number Language
(code)
Country/Area Code
For details, see page 110.
Number
Area (Code)
Number
Area (Code)
0118
0121
0120
0205
0218
0301
0312
0314
0411
0609
0618
0405
0811
0914
0904
0920
1016
1118
Argentina (ar)
Australia (au)
Austria (at)
Belgium (be)
Brazil (br)
Canada (ca)
Chile (cl)
China (cn)
Denmark (dk)
Finland (fi)
France (fr)
Germany (de)
Hong Kong (hk)
India (in)
Indonesia (id)
Italy (it)
Japan (jp)
Korea (kr)
1325
1324
1412
1426
1415
1611
1608
1620
1821
1907
0519
1905
0308
2023
2008
0702
2119
Malaysia (my)
Mexico (mx)
Netherlands (nl)
New Zealand (nz)
Norway (no)
Pakistan (pk)
Philippines (ph)
Portugal (pt)
Russia (ru)
Singapore (sg)
Spain (es)
Sweden (se)
Switzerland (ch)
Taiwan (tw)
Thailand (th)
United Kingdom (gb)
USA (us)
Additional Information
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Index
Words in quotations appear
in the on-screen displays.
Numerics
“16:9” 109
“4:3 Letter Box” 109
“4:3 Pan Scan” 109
“96 kHz PCM Output” 104
A
“A-B Erase” 61
“A-B Repeat” 53, 77
AC power cord (mains
lead) 19
Adjusting
playback picture 54
recording picture 44
Aerial 14
“AFT” 99
Album List 82
“Genre” 82
“Set Skip” 83
“Sort Titles” 82
“Album Name” 85
“Album Search” 79
ANGLE 49, 93
“Angle Indicator” 49, 111
AUDIO 51, 76
Audio cord 18
“Audio DRC” 105
“Audio In” 103
Audio input 19
“Audio Language” 105
“Audio Out” 104
“Auto” 97
“Auto Channel Setting”
22, 98
“Auto Chapter (DVD+R/
+RW)” 109
“Auto Chapter (HDD/
VR)” 108
“Auto Chapter (Video)”
109
Auto Clock Set 22, 97
“Auto Language” 106
“Auto Scan” 22
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B
“Basic” 96, 97
Batteries 20
“Bilingual Recording” 103
Bilingual recording 41
‘BRAVIA’ Theatre Sync
17
C
CD 11
“CH System” 99
“Change Genre” 61
“Channel” 100
“Channel Swapping” 101
Chapter 32, 45
Chapter number 32
“Chapter Search” 57
Chase Play 56
Checking/changing/
cancelling timer settings
(Timer List) 46
Child Lock 50, 76
“Clock Setting” 22, 97
“Combine” 64, 65
“Command Mode” 21,
114
COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT 16
“Component Video Out”
102
“Confirm Printer” 115
Connecting
a printer 94
the aerial cable 14
the audio cords 18
the HDMI cord 15,
18
the USB device 80,
86
the video cords 15
Controlling TVs with the
remote 20
“Copy” 87
“Copy Album” 81
“Copy Album Contents”
87
“Copy all to HDD” 86
Copy control signals 41
“Copy Photos from a
Digital Camera” 87
“Copy to DVD” 88, 89
“Copy to HDD” 86
Copy-Free 41
Copying
audio tracks 80
JPEG image files 86
Copy-Never 41
Copy-Once 41
Country/Area code 131
CPRM 10
Creating a Playlist 64
D
DATA CD 11
DATA DVD 11
DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL) 18
Disc settings 34, 36, 38,
96
“Disc Setup” 34, 36, 38,
96
Disc space 60
Disc types 9, 59
“Display” 97
“Divide” 62, 63, 65
DivX video files 49
Dolby Digital 18, 104
“Download from TV” 22
DTS 18, 104
Dubbing
Dubbing List 68
HDD/DVD DUB 67
DV camcorder 72
DV camcorder dubbing 72
“Manual Dubbing”
74
“One-Touch
Dubbing” 74
“Playback” 75
DV IN 72
“DV Input” 73, 103
“DVD Backup” 71
“DVD Menu Language”
106
DVD VIDEO 11
DVD+R 9, 59
DVD+RW 9, 59
DVD-R 9, 59
DVD-RAM 11
DVD-RW 9, 59
E
Easy Setup 22, 98
“Edit” 60, 85
Editing 59, 64
chapters 63
Playlist 64
titles 60
Enter characters 33
“Erase” 46, 60, 61, 64,
85, 94
“Erase Album” 93
“External Audio” 103
F
“Finalise” 36
Finalising 36
“Format” 38
“Format DVD-RW” 96
“Format HDD.” 96
Formatting 38
“Frame Accurate Editing”
60
Freeze Frame 52
Front panel 128
“Front Panel Display” 114
Front panel display 129
G
“Genre Name” 61, 85
H
Handling discs 122
“HDD Recording Format”
109
HDMI
“4:3 Video Output”
113
“Audio Output” 113
“Colour” 113
“HDMI Control” 113
“Screen Resolution”
112
HDMI cord 15, 18
HDMI OUT 16, 18
“HDMI Output” 112
“HELP Setting” 98
I
i.LINK 125
INPUT 48
“Input Colour System”
102
“Input Line System” 97
J
JPEG image files 86
Jukebox 80
L
Labelling 34
“Language” 105
LINE 1 IN 24
LINE 2 IN 25
M
Main sound 41, 103
Making a backup disc 71
Managing
audio tracks on the
Music Jukebox
85
JPEG image files 93
“Manual” 97
“Manual CH Setting” 99
Manual Clock Set 22, 97
“Manual Dubbing” 74
“Manual Rec. Mode” 106
Manual recording mode
107
MENU 49
Menu
DVD’s Menu 49
Top menu 49
“Mix (Stereo 1: 25 %)”
103
“Mix (Stereo 1: 50 %)”
103
“Mix (Stereo 1: 75 %)”
103
“Modify” 46
“Move” 65
MP3 audio tracks 76
MPEG 18, 105
“Multi-Mode” 61
“Music Jukebox” 80
N
“Name” 100
“New Album” 93
NICAM 41, 103
“NICAM Select” 103
“NTSC on PAL TV” 102
Number buttons 57
O
“On Screen Display” 114
ONE-TOUCH DUB 74
One-Touch Dubbing 74
One-Touch Play 50
“Optimise HDD” 96
“Options” 114
Original 30, 59
“OSD Language” 105
P
Page mode 30, 82, 91
Parental Control 50, 110
Parts and controls 127
“Pause Mode” 110
PBC 49
“Photo Album” 86
“Photo Album” list 90
“Picture Adjustment” 44,
54
Picture quality 44, 54
PLAY MODE 53, 54, 77,
78, 83, 84
“Play Mode” 85
Play mode
“A-B Repeat” 53, 77
“Programme” 54, 78,
84
“Repeat” 53, 77, 83
Playable discs 9, 11
“Playback” 75, 109
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Playback 9, 49, 76, 82, 90
“A-B Repeat” 53, 77
DivX video files 49
DV camcorder 75
fast forward 51, 76,
83
fast reverse 51, 76,
83
freeze frame 52
instant advance 51
instant replay 51
JPEG image files 90
Jukebox 82
MP3 audio tracks 76
“Programme” 54, 78,
84
“Repeat” 53, 77, 83
resume play 50
rotate 93
scan audio 49
slow-motion play 52
zoom 92
Playlist 30, 59
“Power Save” 98
Printing JPEG image files
94
“Programme” 54, 78, 84
“Progressive” 22
“Protect” 61, 94
“Protect Album Contents”
94
“Protect Disc” 35
Protection
album 94
disc 35
JPEG image file 94
title 61
Q
Quick guide to disc types 9
Quick Timer 44
134
R
S
Rear panel 129
REC 27
REC MODE 40
REC STOP 27, 74
“Rec. Mode Adjust” 43,
108
Recordable discs 9
“Recording” 106
Recording 40
picture adjustment 44
recording format 9
recording mode 28,
40
recording time 28, 40
while watching
another
programme 28
Recording mode 28, 40
Recording time 28, 40
Recovery Recording 42
Region code 12
“Registration Code” 114
Remaining time 32
Remote 20, 127
“Rename Album” 93
“Rename File” 94
“Repeat” 53, 77, 83
“Repeat Album” 77, 83
“Repeat Chapter” 53
“Repeat Disc” 53, 77
“Repeat Programme” 53,
77, 83
“Repeat Title” 53
“Repeat Track” 53, 77, 83
Resetting the recorder 98,
122
“Restart USB Device” 115
Resume Play 50
Rotate 93
S VIDEO 16
Satellite tuner 26
Scan Audio 49
“Seamless Playback” 110
Searching
audio track 76, 83
by genre 30, 82
fast reverse/fast
forward 51, 76,
83
JPEG image file 92
locating the beginning
of the title/
chapter/track
51, 76, 83
scan audio 49
“Set Genre” 61, 85
“Set Preview” 115
“Set Skip” 83, 85
“Set Thumbnail” 60, 108
Simultaneous Rec and Play
56
“Skip” 99
“Skip Once” 46
Slideshow 92
Slow-motion play 52
“Sort Titles” 30, 82
“Sound System” 99
“Standard (4:3)” 22
“Stereo 1” 103
“Stereo 2” 103
Sub sound 41, 103
SUBTITLE 51
“Subtitle Display” 106
“Subtitle Language” 105
Super VIDEO CD 11
Synchro Rec 47
T
V
Thumbnail picture 30
preview mode 31,
115
“Time Search” 57
TIMER 42
Timer List 46
Timer recording
check/change/cancel
46
“Rec. Mode Adjust”
43
Synchro Rec 47
Title 32
Title List 29
“Genre” 30
“Sort Titles” 30
Thumbnail 30
“Title Name” 60
Title number 32
“Title Search” 57
TOP MENU 49
“Track Name” 85
“Track Search” 57, 79
Troubleshooting 116
“Tuner” 98
“Tuner Level” 103
“TV Screen Size” 22
TV system 99
TV t 20, 28
“TV Type” 109
TV/DVD 28
VIDEO CD 11
Video cord 15
“Video In/Out” 102
Video input 16
Video mode 9
“Video Mode Compatible
Editing” 60
VR mode 9
W
“Wide (16:9)” 22
Z
Zoom 92
ZWEITON 41
U
“Undo” 61
“Unfinalise” 37
Unfinalising 37
“Unprotected” 61
Usable discs 9, 11
135
Sony Corporation Printed in Malaysia
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