DVDR7250H
User Manual
Important notes for users in the
U.K.
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DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITA’
Mains plug
This apparatus is fitted with an approved 13
Amp plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug
proceed as follows:
Si dichiara che l’apparecchio DVDR7250H,
Philips risponde alle prescrizioni dell’art. 2
comma 1 del D.M. 28 Agosto 1995 n. 548.
Remove fuse cover and fuse.
Fatto a Eindhoven
Fix new fuse which should be a BS1362
5 Amp, A.S.T.A. or BSI approved type.
Refit the fuse cover.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket
outlets, it should be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted in its place.
If the mains plug contains a fuse, this should
have a value of 5 Amp. If a plug without a fuse
is used, the fuse at the distribution board
should not be greater than 5 Amp.
Note: The severed plug must be disposed of to
avoid a possible shock hazard should it be
inserted into a 13 Amp socket elsewhere.
How to connect a plug
The wires in the mains lead are coloured with
the following code: blue = neutral (N),
brown = live (L).
z As these colours may not correspond with the
colour markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
– Connect the blue wire to the terminal
marked N or coloured black.
– Connect the brown wire to the terminal
marked L or coloured red.
– Do not connect either wire to the earth
terminal in the plug, marked E (or ˛) or
coloured green (or green and yellow).
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Philips, Glaslaan 2
5616 JB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Norge
Typeskilt finnes på apparatens underside.
Observer: Nettbryteren er sekundert
innkoplet. Den innebygde netdelen er
derfor ikke frakoplet nettet så lenge
apparatet er tilsluttet nettkontakten.
For å redusere faren for brann eller elektrisk
støt, skal apparatet ikke utsettes for regn
eller fuktighet.
For Customer Use:
Before replacing the plug cover, make certain
that the cord grip is clamped over the sheath
of the lead - not simply over the two wires.
Read carefully the information located at
the bottom or rear of your DVD Recorder
and enter below the Serial No. Retain this
information for future reference.
Copyright in the U.K.
Recording and playback of material may require
consent. See Copyright Act 1956 and The
Performer’s Protection Acts 1958 to 1972.
Model No. DVD RECORDER DVDR7250H
Serial No. _______________
DK
Advarsel: Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning
når sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af funktion.
Undgå utsættelse for stråling.
Bemærk: Netafbryderen er sekundært
indkoblet og ofbryder ikke strømmen fra
nettet. Den indbyggede netdel er derfor
tilsluttet til lysnettet så længe netstikket
sidder i stikkontakten.
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Klass 1 laseraparat
Varning! Om apparaten används på annat
sätt än i denna bruksanvisning specificerats,
kan användaren utsättas för osynlig
laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för
laserklass 1.
Observera! Stömbrytaren är sekundärt
kopplad och bryter inte strömmen från
nätet. Den inbyggda nätdelen är därför
ansluten till elnätet så länge stickproppen
sitter i vägguttaget.
SF
Luokan 1 laserlaite
Varoitus! Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin
tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla
saattaa altistaa käyttäjän
turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle
näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Oikeus muutoksiin varataan. Laite ei saa
olla alttiina tippu-ja roiskevedelle.
Huom. Toiminnanvalitsin on kytketty
toisiopuolelle, eikä se kytke laitetta irti
sähköverkosta. Sisäänrakennettu verkko-osa
on kytkettynä sähköverkkoon aina silloin,
kun pistoke on pistorasiassa.
CAUTION
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID
EXPOSURE TO BEAM
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING
VED ÅBNING UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE
FOR STRÅLING
VARNING
SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG
LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL
ÄR ÖPPNAD BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN
VARO!
AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYVÄLLE JA NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE
LASER SÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO
SÄTEESEEN
VORSICHT
SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE
LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN
ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET NICHT DEM
STRAHL AUSSETZEN
ATTENTION
RAYONNEMENT LASER VISIBLE ET
INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE
EXPOSITION DANGEREUSE AU
FAISCEAU
Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials
and components, which can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it
means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please inform yourself about the local separate collection system for
electrical and electronic products.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old products with
your normal household waste. The correct disposal of your old product will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health.
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LASER
Type
Wave length
Output Power
Beam divergence
Semiconductor laser
InGaAlP (DVD)
AIGaAs (CD)
658 nm (DVD)
790 nm (CD)
30 mW (DVD+RW write)
1.0 mW (DVD read)
1.0 mW (CD read)
84 degrees (DVD)
61 degrees (CD)
‘CONSUMERS SHOULD NOTE THAT NOT ALL HIGH
DEFINITION TELEVISION SETS ARE FULLY
COMPATIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT AND MAY CAUSE
ARTIFACTS TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURE. IN
CASE OF 525 OR 625 PROGRESSIVE SCAN PICTURE
PROBLEMS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE USER
SWITCH THE CONNECTION TO THE ‘STANDARD
DEFINITION’ OUTPUT. IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS
REGARDING OUR TV SET COMPATIBILITY WITH THIS
MODEL 525p AND 625p DVD PLAYER, PLEASE
CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.’
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro-Logic” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Trade mark of the DVB Digital Video
Broadcasting Project (1991 to 1996)
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This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by
US 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.
U.S. Patent Numbers 4,631,603; 4,819,098;
4,907,093; 5,315,448 and 6,516,132.
GUIDE Plus+, SHOWVIEW, VIDEO Plus+,
G-LINK are (1) registered trademarks or
trademarks of, (2) manufactured under
license from and (3) subject to various
international patents and patents applications
owned by, or licensed to, Gemstar-TV Guide
International, Inc. and/or its related affiliates.
GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL,
INC. AND/OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES
ARE NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE
ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM
SCHEDULE INFORMATION PROVIDED
BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO
EVENT SHALL GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE
INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/OR ITS
RELATED AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY
AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF
PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSSINESS, OR
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN
CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION
OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION,
EQUIPMENT OR SERVICES RELATING TO
THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
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English
Index
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the
European Community.
This product complies with
the requirements of the
following directives and
guidelines: 73/23/EEC +
89/336/EEC + 93/68/EEC
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Table of Contents
English
General
Care and Safety Information .......................................................................................... 8
Setup precautions.................................................................................................................................................8
Cleaning discs ........................................................................................................................................................8
Hard Disk Drive (HDD) handling care ..........................................................................................................8
Product Information ........................................................................................................ 9
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................9
Accessories supplied ...........................................................................................................................................9
Region codes..........................................................................................................................................................9
Special features ...................................................................................................................................................10
Product Overview
Main Unit ......................................................................................................................... 11
Remote Control ........................................................................................................ 12~14
Using the remote control ................................................................................................................................14
Connection
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections ......................................................................15~19
Connecting the antenna cables .............................................................................................................. 15~16
Connecting the video cable ......................................................................................................................17~18
Connecting the audio cables ...........................................................................................................................19
Step 2: Optional Connections................................................................................ 20~25
Connecting to a Cable Box or Satellite Receiver .................................................................................... 20
Connecting to a VCR or other similar device............................................................................................21
Connecting to a VCR and Cable Box/Satellite Receiver........................................................................ 22
Connecting the digital input for 5.1-channel recording.......................................................................... 23
Connecting to a camcorder .................................................................................................................... 24~25
Step 3: Installation and Set-up .............................................................................. 26~27
Step 4: Set-up the GUIDE Plus+ system .............................................................. 28~29
GUIDE Plus+
Using the GUIDE Plus+ system ............................................................................. 30~33
GUIDE Plus+ system introduction............................................................................................................... 30
Quick access functions .................................................................................................................................... 30
GUIDE Plus+ menu bar .............................................................................................................................31~33
Watch TV
Control TV Programmes .............................................................................................. 34
Switching on to TV programme .................................................................................................................... 34
Pause live TV function...................................................................................................................................... 34
Instant replay function ..................................................................................................................................... 34
FlexTime function .............................................................................................................................................. 34
Watching digital TV/radio broadcast ........................................................................................................... 35
Viewing digital text service (MHEG) ........................................................................................................... 35
Recording
Before Recording ..................................................................................................... 36~38
About temporary HDD storage/Time Shift video bar ........................................................................... 36
Default recording settings ....................................................................................................................... 37~38
Record to Hard Disk................................................................................................ 39~45
Recording TV programmes .............................................................................................................................39
Simultaneous record and play function ....................................................................................................... 40
Direct recording from TV ...............................................................................................................................41
Automatic recording from Satellite Receiver.............................................................................................41
About timer recording..................................................................................................................................... 42
Timer recording (GUIDE Plus+ system) .................................................................................................... 42
Timer recording (ShowView / VIDEO Plus+ system) ............................................................................. 43
Timer recording (manually) ............................................................................................................................ 44
Changing/Deleting a timer recording .......................................................................................................... 45
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Record to Hard Disk or recordable DVD ............................................................. 46~49
Recording from a DV Camcorder .........................................................................................................46~47
Recording from camcorder ............................................................................................................................ 48
Recording from an external device (VCR/DVD player) ......................................................................... 49
Copy from Hard Disk to recordable DVD ........................................................... 50~51
About copying .................................................................................................................................................... 50
Discs for recording ........................................................................................................................................... 50
Copying to a recordable DVD ........................................................................................................................51
Disc Library
Using the Disc Library ................................................................................................... 52
Storing the recorded DVD data in the Disc Library ................................................................................52
Finding a recorded title.....................................................................................................................................52
Playback
Playback from Hard Disk ........................................................................................ 53~54
Basic operation ...................................................................................................................................................53
Viewing the hard disk information ................................................................................................................53
Sorting the titles display order ...................................................................................................................... 54
Delete/Protect a title in the HDD ............................................................................................................... 54
Playback from Disc .................................................................................................. 55~58
Playable discs .......................................................................................................................................................55
Starting disc playback ................................................................................................................................55~58
Additional Playback Features ................................................................................ 59~64
Creating a slideshow playlist (album) ...................................................................................................59~60
Selecting another title/chapter/ track ..........................................................................................................61
Searching forwards/ backwards .....................................................................................................................61
Pausing playback / slow motion play .............................................................................................................61
Scan / Shuffle / Repeat / Repeat A-B .............................................................................................................62
Using the Toolbar options .......................................................................................................................63~64
Edit Recordings
Edit Recordings - Hard Disk ................................................................................... 65~69
Changing the title name ................................................................................................................................... 65
Selecting the genre............................................................................................................................................ 65
Video editing ................................................................................................................................................66~69
Edit Recordings - Recordable DVD ........................................................................70~74
About editing recordable DVDs ....................................................................................................................70
Index Picture screen ..........................................................................................................................................70
Deleting recordings/titles ................................................................................................................................71
Protecting the recorded titles (DVD±RW) ...............................................................................................71
Changing the disc/title name .......................................................................................................................... 72
Making the edited DVD±RW compatible .................................................................................................. 72
Finalising the DVD±R for playback .............................................................................................................. 72
Video editing ................................................................................................................................................ 73~74
Others
System Menu Options ............................................................................................. 75~86
Recorder Preferences ...............................................................................................................................75~77
Recorder Setup ...........................................................................................................................................78~86
General Information ...................................................................................................... 87
Setting up Progressive Scan feature ............................................................................................................. 87
Copyright notice ................................................................................................................................................ 87
Frequently Asked Questions .................................................................................. 88~89
Software Upgrade ..........................................................................................................90
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................91~94
Specifications .................................................................................................................. 95
Display panel symbols/messages ........................................................................... 96~97
Glossary ........................................................................................................................... 98
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Table of Contents
Care and Safety Information
English
CAUTION!
High voltage! Do not open.
You run the risk of getting an
electric shock.
The machine does not contain any
user-serviceable parts. Please leave
all maintenance work to qualified
personnel.
Finding a suitable location
– Place the set on a flat, hard and stable
surface. Do not place the set on a carpet.
– Do not position the set on top of
other equipment that might heat it up
(e.g., receiver or amplifier).
– Do not put anything under the set (e.g.,
CDs, magazines).
– Install this unit near the AC outlet and
where the AC power plug can be reached
easily.
Space for ventilation
– Place the apparatus in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent internal
heat build up. Allow at least 10 cm (4”)
clearance from the rear and the top of
the set and 5cm (2”) from the left and
right to prevent overheating.
5cm (2.3")
10cm (4.5")
5cm (2.3")
Avoid high temperatures, moisture,
water and dust
– Apparatus must not be exposed to
dripping or splashing.
– Do not place any sources of danger on
the apparatus (e.g., liquid filled objects,
lighted candles).
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Some problems occur (frozen picture,
sound disruptions, picture distortions)
because the disc inside the unit is dirty.
To avoid these problems, discs should be
cleaned on a regular basis.
To clean a disc, use a micro fibre cleaning
cloth and wipe the disc from the center
to the edge in a straight line.
Setup precautions
10cm (4.5")
Cleaning discs
CAUTION!
Do not use solvents such as benzene,
thinner, commercially available cleaners,
or anti-static sprays intended for discs.
Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
handling care
The hard disk drive (HDD) has a high
storage density that enables long
recording duration and high speed data
access. Depending on the setup
environment and handling, some content
may be damaged resulting in failure of
playback and recording. To avoid damage
to the HDD and losing important data,
observe following precautions:
– Do not move the recorder or subject
it to vibration.
– Do not remove the AC power plug
from the mains socket without switching
the recorder to standby mode.
WARNING!
The HDD is not a device for storing
recorded content permanently. We
recommend that you copy the important
video content to a recordable DVD
disc as backup.
Introduction
This recorder is equipped with a digital
tuner (DVB - Digital Video Broadcast) to
receive free-to-air digital terrestrial TV
signals and an analogue tuner to receive
analogue TV channels. It also has a built-in
Hard Disk Drive (160 GigaByte) that can
record up to 250 hours of video in SEP
(super extended play) record mode. This
gives you the flexibility to keep recordings
on the HDD or copy to a recordable
DVD for safekeeping or later viewing.
In addition, it has a built-in GUIDE Plus+
system. The GUIDE Plus+ system offers a
free programme listings guide for all the
TV programmes available in your area.
You can also use the GUIDE Plus+
system to programme your recorder to
record your favourite TV programmes.
Furthermore, you can take advantage of
features like ‘FlexTime’, ‘Instant Replay’,
or ‘Pause Live TV’; see page 34 for more
information.
Before you can start using this
recorder, you must complete the
basic connection and set-up in four
easy steps.
Step 1:
Basic recorder connections
(pages 15~19)
Step 2:
Optional connections for
other devices (pages 20~25)
Step 3:
Basic installation and set-up
(pages 26~27)
Step 4:
GUIDE Plus+ set-up (pages
28~29)
Helpful Hints:
– If you have questions or if problems occur
during operation, see the chapter
‘Troubleshooting’.
– If you need further assistance, please call
the customer support service for your
country. The corresponding telephone
numbers and e-mail addresses are given in
the guarantee booklet.
– Refer to the type plate at the rear or
bottom of the product for identification and
supply ratings.
Accessories supplied
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–
–
–
–
Quick Start Guide
RF coaxial cable
Scart cable
G-LINK transmitter
Tuner interlink cable
Remote control and batteries
Power cable
Region codes
DVD films are usually not released at the
same time in all regions of the world,
thus all DVD players/recorders are keyed
to a specific region code.
This device will only play
Region 2 DVDs or DVDs
manufactured to be played in all
regions ‘ALL’. DVDs from
other regions cannot be played
on this recorder.
ALL
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Please take time to read this user manual
before using your recorder. It contains
important information and notes
regarding operation of the DVD
recorder.
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English
Product Information
Product Information (continued)
English
Special features
Philips provides the best possible connection
between your recorder and other home
cinema equipment. The recorder is controlled
by external devices (for example, receivers
and TVs) via Cinema Link and is automatically
set to the right system settings.
With this function you can align the sequence of
the channels on your TV (analogue only) with
those on your recorder. Make sure you have
connected the TV to the EXT1 TO TV-I/O
socket of this recorder.
This function enables you to record a
programme from your Satellite Receiver or
any other devices. Make sure that the device is
connected to the EXT2 AUX-I/O socket of
this recorder, and the timer setting has been
done on the connected device.
Direct Record
This function allows you to instantly record
the programme (analogue TV channels only)
you see on the TV without tuning this
recorder to the same programme.
Time Shift Buffer
As soon as you turn on this recorder, the
programme showing on the TV will be stored
into the ‘Time Shift Buffer’. It acts as a
temporary HDD storage of your recordings.
The contents will be automatically deleted
after 6 (six) hours or when you turn off this
recorder. To store the contents on the hard
disk permanently, you have to mark the
section in the ‘Time Shift Buffer’ for recording
to prevent them from being deleted.
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Instant Replay
You can repeat a scene of a live TV
programme by pressing JUMP-BACK button
on the remote control, as often as you like. If
you wish to return to the live TV programme,
just press TUNER.
FlexTime
You can watch or recall a TV programme while
it is still being recorded. You do not have to
wait until the end of the recording before
starting playback. You can also watch a
different programme from the hard disk while
it is recording something else.
Pause Live TV
A live TV programme is now under your
control. You can pause the programme by
pressing PAUSE button and resume playback
at the scene it was interrupted by pressing
PLAY button. If you want to return to the live
TV programme, just press TUNER.
i.LINK, is also known as ‘FireWire’ and ‘IEEE
1394’. This connection is used for the transfer
of high bandwidth digital signals as used by
digital video (DV) devices. It carries all audio
and video signals via a single cable.
This is a simple programming system for
recorders. To use it, enter the programming
number associated with your television
programme. You can find this number in your
favourite listings magazine.
The GUIDE Plus+ system lists your TV channel
programming information. You can use it to
schedule recordings, glance at upcoming
programme content, or change channels at
your external receiver/cable box using this
recorder’s remote control.
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Main Unit
a STANDBY-ON 2
– Turns the recorder on or to standby
mode.
b Disc tray
c OPEN CLOSE ç
– Opens or closes the disc tray.
d Display panel
– Shows information about the current
status of the recorder.
e GUIDE
j
– Starts recording the current TV
programme or the current video input
source.
– Marks the title in the time shift buffer for
recording onto the HDD.
– Lights up while recording is in progress.
Sockets behind the flap
Flip down the door as indicated by the
OPEN label at the right hand corner.
– Enters/exits the GUIDE Plus+ system.
k S-VIDEO
f OK
– S-video input for SVHS/Hi8 camcorders
or SVHS/Hi8 video recorders.
– Confirms an entry or selection.
g
: Cursor buttons for moving to the
left/right, or select the previous/next
scene.
: Cursor buttons for moving up/
down or select previous/next title in the
temporary HDD storage during playback.
h HDD
– Displays the content browser menu.
l VIDEO
– Video input for camcorders or video
recorders.
m AUDIO L / R
– Audio input for camcorders or video
recorders.
n DV IN
– Inputs for digital camcorders using this
connector.
i
– Starts playback of the selected title/track.
.>
– Skips to the previous or next chapter/
track. Hold down the button to make a
reverse/forward search.
– Stops playback/recording.
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Remote Control
English
e BACK
1
2
– Returns to the previous menu on a video
CD (VCD) or some DVDs.
3
f HDD-BROWSER
4
– Enters/Exits the content browser menu.
g DISC MENU
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
– Switches to disc mode or displays the
disc content menu.
h CHANNEL +– While in tuner or camcorder mode,
selects the next or previous TV channel
or the external input source (EXT1,
EXT2, CAM1).
– Skips to the next page up or down in the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
i . > (Day-/ Day+)
– Skips to the previous or next day in the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
– Skips to the previous or next title/
chapter/track.
– Hold down this button for fast reverse or
fast forward search.
j JUMP-FWD / JUMP-BACK
a2
– Jumps forward/backward by a specified
length of time in tuner mode.
– Turns the recorder on or to standby
mode.
k EDIT
b CAM
l TV VOL +-
– Accesses the camcorder mode (CAM2)
for DV camcorder recording.
– In camcorder mode, press CHANNEL
+/- to select other external input
source (CAM1, EXT1 or EXT2).
c GUIDE
– Enters/exits the editing menu.
– Adjusts the volume of the TV (for Philips
TV with RC5 code only).
m TEXT
– Enters/exits the MHEG service
(interactive teletext - for UK only).
– Enters/Exits the GUIDE Plus+ system.
n Colour coded buttons
d Alphanumeric keypad
– These buttons are used to select the
coloured options available in some menu
displays on the TV screen.
– Enters numbers or letters in appropriate
entry fields.
– Selects a chapter/track/title number to
play.
– Selects the recorder’s preset tuner
channel.
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o TUNER
– Toggles between analogue TV tuner,
digital TV tuner and digital radio tuner.
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Remote Control (continued)
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16
p TV/HDD
(only applicable when using the EXT1 TO
TV-I/O scart socket to connect your TV)
– Switches to the device that is connected
to the EXT2 AUX-I/O scart socket of
this recorder.
– Toggles between the recorder and TV
mode if there is no video input signal
from EXT2 AUX-I/O scart socket.
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18
19
20
21
q T/C
22
– Toggles between ‘T’(title) and
‘C’(chapter) selection during disc
playback, then use the . /
> buttons to select a title/chapter
number.
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24
25
26
a/A
– Toggles between upper and lower case
characters while using the alphanumeric
keypad.
r OK
– Confirms an entry or selection.
s
: Cursor buttons for moving to the
left/right, or select the previous/next
scene.
: Cursor buttons for moving up/
down or select previous/next title in the
temporary HDD storage during playback.
t STOP
– Stops playback/recording.
– Hold down this button to open or close
the disc tray.
u PAUSE Å
– Pauses the playback or recording.
– Press repeatedly to advance a paused
picture one frame at a time.
v PLAY
– Starts playback of the selected title/track.
w TIMER
– Enters/exits the timer recording menu.
x REC
– Starts recording the current TV
programme or the current video input
source.
– Marks the title in the time shift buffer for
recording onto the HDD.
y INFO m
– Displays the Time Shift video bar while in
tuner mode. It shows the timing of the
TV programmes stored in the temporary
HDD storage.
– Accesses the programme details in the
GUIDE Plus+ system and when viewing
digital tuner information.
z SYSTEM
– Enters/Exits the system setup menu.
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Remote Control (continued)
English
Using the remote control
3
1
2
A Open the battery compartment.
B Insert two batteries type R06 or AA,
CAUTION!
– Remove batteries if they are
exhausted or if the remote control
is not to be used for a long time.
– Do not mix batteries (old and new
or carbon and alkaline, etc.).
– Batteries contain chemical
substances, so they should be
disposed of properly.
Using the alphanumeric keypad to
enter the characters
following the indications (+-) inside
the compartment.
C Close the cover.
D Point the remote control directly at the
remote sensor (iR) on the front panel.
E Select the source you wish to control by
pressing TUNER or DISC MENU
button
F Select the desired function (for example
. / >).
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– Press a number button repeatedly until
the required character or the number
appears.
– To enter language-dependent
characters, press . or > on the
corresponding character, e.g.,: ‘å’ press
button {2} for ‘a’ and then press >
until ‘å’ appears.
– To enter special symbols, press button
{1} repeatedly.
– To select upper/lower case (capital/
small) letters, press a/A.
– To enter a space, press button {1}.
B
cable
satellite
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Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections
antenna
A
C
Connecting the antenna
cables
These connections enable you to watch
and record TV programmes using this
recorder. If the antenna signal is
connected via a Cable Box or Satellite
Receiver, ensure that these devices are
turned on in order to watch or record
the cable programmes.
If you want to connect to a VCR
and/or a separate Cable Box/
Satellite Receiver, see pages 20~22 for
other possible connections.
Helpful Hint:
– Depending on how you have currently
connected your TV channel (directly from an
off-air antenna or cable box or VCR), you
may have to disconnect some of the cables
before you make the antenna connection.
Before you start ...
This recorder is equipped with two
tuners, one for digital TV reception and
one for analogue TV reception. If you
have a separate digital terrestrial aerial,
follow option 2. Otherwise, follow
option 1.
Option 1: Connecting to the
analogue antenna
A Connect the existing Antenna/Satellite
Receiver/Cable TV signal (labelled as RF
OUT or TO TV) to the ANTENNA
socket on the recorder.
B Use the supplied Tuner interlink cable to
connect the two ‘A’-sockets on the
recorder.
C Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to
connect the TV
socket on the
recorder to the antenna input socket (or
labelled as VHF/UHF RF IN) on your TV.
TIPS: Before making or changing any connections, make sure that all the devices are disconnected
from the power outlet.
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Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
English
cable
satellite antenna
B
A
C
Option 2: Connecting to the
analogue and terrestrial antennas
A Connect the existing Antenna/Satellite
Receiver/Cable TV signal (labelled as RF
OUT or TO TV) to the A-socket on the
recorder.
B Connect the digital terrestrial antenna to
the ANTENNA
recorder.
socket on the
C Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to
connect the TV
socket on the
recorder to the antenna input socket (or
labelled as VHF/UHF RF IN) on your TV.
Helpful Hints:
– The integrated DVB tuner allows you to
receive digital terrestrial TV channels that will
preserve the high picture quality, see page
89 for more information.
– Only free-to-air digital TV channels can be
received (no reception of ‘condition access’ /
Smartcard channels).
TIPS: Before making or changing any connections, make sure that all the devices are disconnected
from the power outlet.
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English
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
OR
Option 2
OR
Option 3
Option 1
TV
Connecting the video cable
This connection enables you to view the
playback from this recorder. You only
need to choose one of the options below
to make your video connection.
– For a standard TV, follow option 1, 2
or 3.
– For a progressive scan TV, follow
option 4.
Option 1: Using the Scart socket
Use the scart cable to connect the
EXT1 TO TV-I/O socket on the
recorder to the corresponding SCART
input socket on the TV.
If your TV has the Cinema Link
feature or a similar feature, ensure that
the scart cable is connected to the scart
socket that supports CINEMALINK on
your TV. All the available TV channels
(analogue only) will automatically be
downloaded to this recorder.
Helpful Hints:
– If your TV displays a selection for the
SCART socket, select ‘VCR’ as the source for
the SCART socket.
– The EXT2 AUX-I/O socket is intended
only for additional devices.
Option 2: Using the S-Video socket
Use an S-video cable (not supplied) to
connect the S-VIDEO (Y/C) socket on
the recorder to the S-Video input socket
(or labelled as Y/C or S-VHS) on the TV.
Audio connection is required in order
to hear the sound, see page 19.
Option 3: Using the Video (CVBS)
socket
Use a composite video cable (yellow - not
supplied) to connect the VIDEO (CVBS)
socket on the recorder to the video input
socket (or labelled as A/V In, Video In,
Composite or Baseband) on the TV.
Audio connection is required in order
to hear the sound, see page 19.
TIPS: Before making or changing any connections, make sure that all the devices are disconnected
from the power outlet.
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Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
English
B
A
TV
Option 4: Connecting to a
Progressive Scan TV
The progressive scan video quality is only
available when using Y Pb Pr connection
and a progressive scan TV is required. It
provides superior picture quality when
watching DVD movies.
A Use the component video cables (red/
blue/green - not supplied) to connect the
OUT1- Y PB PR sockets on the
recorder to the corresponding
component video input sockets (or
labelled as Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr or YUV) on
the TV.
Helpful Hint:
– If your TV displays a blank screen or
distorted picture, it may be due to the
recorder’s video output setting does not
match with the video connection. You can
recover the recorder as below:
1) Disconnect the recorder’s ~MAINS from
the power supply.
on the recorder whilst
2) Hold down
reconnecting its ~MAINS to the power
supply.
B Use an audio cable (red/white - not
supplied) to connect the OUT1AUDIO L/R sockets on the recorder to
the audio input socket (or labelled as
AV IN or AUDIO IN) on the TV.
C Once you have completed the necessary
connections and the recorder basic
installation/set-up, turn on the
progressive scan feature, see page 87.
TIPS: Before making or changing any connections, make sure that all the devices are disconnected
from the power outlet.
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English
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
OR
OR
AV amplifier/receiver
Connecting the audio cables
This connection enables you to listen to
the playback from this recorder.
However, this connection is not required
if this recorder is connected to the TV
using the Scart connector.
Option 1: Using the analogue audio
sockets
You can connect the recorder to a two
channel stereo system (mini system, TV)
or receiver in order to enjoy the stereo
sound system.
Use an audio cable (red/white - not
supplied) to connect the OUT2AUDIO L/R sockets to the audio input
sockets of the connected device.
Helpful Hint:
– If you have connected this recorder to your
TV using the OUT1-Y PB PR sockets, then
connect the audio cables to the OUT1AUDIO L/R sockets as described in page 18.
Option 2: Using the digital audio
socket (Optical or Coaxial)
You can connect the recorder to an AV
amplifier/receiver in order to enjoy
multichannel surround sound.
Use a coaxial cable (not supplied) to
connect the COAXIAL OUT socket to
the digital coaxial input socket (or
labelled as COAXIAL IN or DIGITAL IN)
of the connected device.
– an A/V receiver or amplifier with a
digital multi-channel sound decoder.
– a receiver with two-channel digital
stereo (PCM).
OR
Use an optical fibre-optic cable (not
supplied) to connect the OPTICAL
OUT socket to the optical input socket
of the connected device.
Make sure that both plugs are fully
inserted (until a click is heard).
TIPS: For option 2 connection, you have to set the appropriate Digital Audio Output setting, see
page 85. Otherwise, no sound or interference may occur.
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Step 2: Optional Connections
English
(back panel)
Cable Box / Satellite Receiver
(front panel)
cable
satellite
A
antenna
E
C
D
TV
B
Place this in front of the
Cable Box/Satellite Receiver, see E.
Connecting to a Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
Option 1
If your Cable Box/Satellite Receiver
has only an antenna output socket
(RF OUT or TO TV),
refer to “Connecting the antenna cables”
on page 15 for the complete connection
to your TV.
Option 2 (as shown on the above illustration)
If your Cable Box/Satellite Receiver
has a Scart output socket
A Keep the existing antenna connection
from the Cable Box/Satellite Receiver to
your TV.
B Use the scart cable to connect the
EXT1 TO TV-I/O socket on the
recorder to the corresponding SCART
input socket on the TV.
C Use another scart cable to connect the
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket on the recorder
to the Scart output socket (or labelled as
TV OUT or TO TV) on the Cable Box/
Satellite Receiver.
D Connect the supplied G-LINK cable to
the G-LINK socket on the recorder.
E Place the other end of the G-LINK
transmitter in front of the Cable Box/
Satellite Receiver near to the IR sensor
(remote sensor) so that its infrared
detector can receive a clear signal.
This will enable the recorder to
receive data from the GUIDE Plus+
system and control the tuner of the
external receiver.
Helpful Hint:
– If your TV is connected to the recorder via
the COMPONENT VIDEO (Y Pb Pr) sockets,
then connect the external cable box/satellite
receiver to the EXT1 TO TV-I/O socket.
TIPS: Refer to the respective connected device’s user manual for other possible connections.
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Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
VHF/UHF
RF IN
SCART OUT
English
Back of a VCR (example only)
SCART IN
cable
satellite antenna
VHF/UHF
RF OUT
E
A
B
C
TV
D
Connecting to a VCR or
other similar device
C Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to
connect the TV
socket on the
recorder to the antenna input socket (or
labelled as VHF/UHF RF IN) on your TV.
This connection enables you to record
from video tape to HDD and allows the
VCR to be used for playback on the TV if
the recorder is turned off.
D Use the scart cable to connect the
IMPORTANT!
Your new recorder can replace the
VCR for all your recording needs.
Just unplug all the connections to
your VCR.
E Use another scart cable to connect the
A Connect the existing Antenna/Satellite
Receiver/Cable TV signal (labelled as RF
OUT or TO TV) to the ANTENNA
socket on the recorder.
B Use the supplied Tuner interlink cable to
connect the two ‘A’-sockets on the
recorder.
EXT1 TO TV-I/O socket on the
recorder to the corresponding SCART
input socket on the TV.
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket on the recorder
to the Scart output socket (or labelled as
TV OUT or TO TV) on the VCR.
Helpful Hints:
– Most commercial video cassettes and
DVDs are copy-protected and therefore
cannot be recorded.
– Connect the recorder directly to the TV. If
there is a VCR or an additional device in
between, the picture quality may be poor
because of the copy protection system built
into this recorder.
TIPS: Refer to the respective connected device’s user manual for other possible connections.
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Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
English
G
Back of a VCR
(example only)
Back of a Satellite Box
(example only)
A
cable
satellite
antenna
F
B
C
D
E
Connecting to a VCR and
Cable Box/Satellite Receiver
A Keep the existing antenna connection to
the Cable Box/Satellite Receiver.
B Use the supplied RF coaxial cable to
connect the antenna output (RF OUT)
socket on the Cable Box/Satellite
socket
Receiver to the ANTENNA
on the recorder.
C Use the supplied Tuner interlink cable to
connect the two ‘A’-sockets on the
recorder.
E Use the scart cable to connect the
EXT1 TO TV-I/O socket on the
recorder to the corresponding SCART
input socket on the TV.
F Use another scart cable to connect the
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket on the recorder
to the Scart output socket (or labelled as
TV OUT or TO TV) on the VCR.
G Use another scart cable to connect the
Scart input socket (or labelled as TV IN
or TO DECODER) on the VCR to the
Scart output socket (or labelled as TV
OUT or TO VCR) on the Cable Box/
Satellite Receiver.
D Use another RF coaxial cable to connect
the TV
socket on the recorder to the
antenna input socket on the TV.
TIPS: Refer to the respective connected device’s user manual for other possible connections.
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Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
English
Back of a Satellite Box (example only)
DIGITAL
OUT
A
Connecting the digital input
for 5.1-channel recording
This recorder is equipped with a digital
audio input socket that can support 5.1channel recording. It allows you to
capture the original sound from digital
multi-channel sources such as the Cable
Box/Satellite Receiver, when you record
a video that produces the full cinema
sound experience (Dolby Digital 2.0, 5.1,
DTS surround or DTS ES, DOLBY
DIGITAL EX).
A Use a scart cable to connect the
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket on the recorder
to the Scart output socket (or labelled as
TV OUT or TO TV) on the Cable Box/
Satellite Receiver.
B Use a coaxial cable (not supplied) to
connect the COAXIAL IN on the
recorder to the DIGITAL or COAXIAL
output socket on the connected Cable
Box/Satellite Receiver.
5.1-channel surround sound output
from the Cable Box/Satellite Receiver can
be recorded onto this recorder, along
with the video.
TIPS:
B
Before you start the 5.1-channel
recording
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control.
The system setup menu appears.
B Press
to select { Preferences }.
C Press
to select { Recording }.
D Press
press
to select { 5.1 Recording } and
.
E Use
keys to select { On } and press
OK to confirm.
F Press SYSTEM to exit.
G Press CAM, follow the instructions on
the screen to select the media type to
record and press OK.
H Press CHANNEL +/- repeatedly
until { EXT 2 } appears on the top left
corner.
This is the correct input source for
5.1-channel recording.
I Turn on the connected device and press
REC
to start recording.
Helpful Hints:
– 5.1-channel recording is only possible in
HQ and SP recording mode.
– 5.1-channel recording is only possible in
{ EXT 2 } input source, which is accessed
using the CAM button.
Before recording, you have to turn on the 5.1 Recording in the Recording setup menu, see
page 38.
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Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
English
Connecting to a camcorder
You can use the front sockets to copy
camcorder recordings. These sockets are
located behind the flap on the right hand
side which provides convenient
connections for a camcorder.
Helpful Hint:
– It is not possible to record from this
recorder to your camcorder via the DV IN
socket on your recorder.
Option 1: Using the DV IN socket
Use this connection if you have a Digital
Video or Digital 8 camcorder. The DV
socket conforms to the i.LINK standard.
It provides the best picture quality.
Use an i.LINK 4-pin cable (not supplied)
to connect the DV IN socket on the
recorder to the appropriate DV OUT
socket on the camcorder.
Press CAM on the remote control to
select ‘CAM2’ when using this input
source.
TIPS: Refer to the respective connected device’s user manual for other possible connections.
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English
Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
A
OR
B
Option 2: Using the S-VIDEO In or
VIDEO In socket
Use the S-VIDEO connection if you have
a Hi8 or S-VHS(C) camcorder. It
provides very good picture quality.
Helpful Hint:
– If you connect your camcorder to the scart
socket at the rear of this recorder, select
{ EXT1 } or { EXT2 } as the input source.
Alternatively, you can use VIDEO
connection if your camcorder has only a
single video output (Composite Video,
CVBS). It provides good picture quality.
A Connect the S-VIDEO or VIDEO
socket at the front panel of the recorder
to the corresponding S-VHS or Video
output socket on the camcorder.
Press CAM on the remote control,
then press CHANNEL +/repeatedly to select ‘CAM1’ when using
this input source.
B Use an audio cable (red/white - not
supplied) to connect the AUDIO L/R
sockets at the front panel of the recorder
to the audio output socket on the
camcorder.
TIPS: Refer to the respective connected device’s user manual for other possible connections.
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Step 3: Installation and Set-up
English
The basic installation menu will appear the
very first time you turn on this recorder.
These settings will help you set up the
basic recorder features easily, including TV
programme installation, language settings
and the GUIDE Plus+ system.
IMPORTANT!
Complete the basic installation
settings before inserting a disc for
playback or recording. The disc tray
will not open until the basic setup is
completed.
A Press STANDBY-ON 2 to turn on
the recorder.
B Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
You may go to Channel 1 on your TV,
then press the Channel down button on
your TV’s remote control until you see
{ CINEMA LINK } or { LANGUAGE
AND COUNTRY } menu appears on
the TV.
If your TV has Cinema Link or a similar
feature, downloading of the TV channels
(analogue only) will start automatically.
As the TV channels information is
downloaded from your TV settings, step
5 will be skipped.
LANGUAGE AND COUNTRY
Select language and country
Language
Country
English
GB United Kingdom
Done
Disc tray will not open until setup is completed
C Select the country of your residence.
i. Highlight { Country } and press ,
then use
keys to select and press
to confirm. If your country is not
available in the list, select { Others }.
ii. Highlight { Done } and press OK on
the remote control.
D The TV shape menu appears on the TV.
Select the appropriate TV shape
according to the TV you have connected.
TV SHAPE
Select TV shape in the way you want full-screen movies
to be displayed on your TV.
16:9
TV shape
Done
4:3 Letterbox
4:3 Panscan
Disc tray will not open until setup is completed
i. Highlight { TV shape } and press
use
keys to select and press
to confirm.
,
16:9
CIMEMA LINK
Loading data from TV.
OR
If { Language and Country } menu
appears on the TV, use
keys to
select the desired menu language and
press to confirm.
4:3 Letterbox
4:3 PanScan
ii. Highlight { Done } and press OK on
the remote control.
TIPS: After completing the basic installation, you can change or update your settings using the system
setup menu, see page 78~86.
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Step 3: Installation and Set-up (continued)
TV. Select { Search channels } in the
menu and press OK on the remote
control to start analogue channel search.
It takes a few minutes to complete.
CHANNEL SEARCH
This will search and install all Analogue and
Digital channels and services.
Search channels
OK
Disc tray will not open until setup is completed
Note: Make sure you have successfully made
all the required connections to this recorder,
the TV and Satellite Receiver/Cable Box (if
any) and turned them on. The channel search
will detect the signals and save all the available
programme channels.
If no channels are found :
– Try the auto TV channel installation
after completing the basic setup, see page
81.
F The recorder continues with the digital
channel search (TV and radio).
CHANNEL SEARCH
Digital channel search.
This may take a few minutes. Please wait
Search channels
15
Skip search
Disc tray will not open until setup is completed
G After the channel search is finished, the
number of found and stored channels
(analogue TV, digital TV and digital radio)
appear, press OK to continue.
CHANNEL SEARCH
Analogue TV channels found : XX
Digital TV channels found : XX
Digital Radio channels found : XX
Check signal
TIME AND DATE
Please check the Time (hh:mm) and Date and correct
if necessary.
Time
20:01
Date
31-01-2006
Done
OK
Disc tray will not open until setup is completed
Start
Skip search
H The time and date menu appears.
English
E The Channel Search menu appears on the
i. If the information is correct, select
{ Done } in the menu and press OK.
ii. If changes are required, use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter
the correct time and date in the
respective field.
I The basic installation is now completed.
Easy setup completed. Continue with the GUIDE Plus+
installation?
Continue
Donot install now
OK
OK
Disc tray will not open until setup is completed
i. Select { Continue } in the menu and
press OK to start the GUIDE Plus+
installation. See next page for the
complete detailed setup.
ii. Select { Do not install now } in the
menu to skip the GUIDE Plus+
installation. The next time when you
want to install the GUIDE Plus+
system, press GUIDE on the remote
control, see next page.
J Wait until the recorder has finished
initialising the system, then press OK to
exit.
You may now enjoy using this
recorder.
Restart Search
Continue
OK
Helpful Hint:
– The TV programme listings do not appear
on the GUIDE Plus+ system as soon as you
complete the basic installation. It may take
up to 24 hours to receive TV listings data.
TIPS: After completing the basic installation, you can change or update your settings using the system
setup menu, see page 78~86.
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Step 4: Set-up the GUIDE Plus+ system
English
Your recorder is equipped with the
GUIDE Plus+ system. This system offers
a free interactive programme guide that
lists all the TV programmes available in
your area. Before you can enjoy this
feature, you have to define your
geographic location and your current
setup devices in order to receive correct
GUIDE Plus+ TV listings data.
IMPORTANT!
To use the GUIDE Plus+ system,
the analogue tuner has to be
installed properly.
A If an introduction to the GUIDE Plus+
system appears on the TV, read the
contents and press OK to continue.
The GUIDE Plus+ basic setup menu
appears.
Otherwise, press GUIDE on the remote
control, then press
and press
repeatedly until you select the { Setup }
menu bar.
{ Language } / { Country }
These settings will be taken from the
basic installation set up.
{ Postal code }
Press OK to access the entry menu. Use
keys to enter the local postal code
and use
keys to move to previous
or next entry field.
Note: The postal code you enter must be
correct, and must represent a postal code in
the identified country. If not, you will receive
no or incorrect TV listings data.
{ External Receiver 1/2/3 }
Note: If you do not have an external receiver
connected, leave the fields as “None” and
press the Red button on the remote control
to exit the menu. Go direct to step H.
You can connect up to three external
receivers (e.g., satellite receiver, cable
box) to this recorder. Complete the
installation of the external receiver as
follows:
a) Use
keys to select External Receiver
1, 2 or 3 and press OK.
b) Press OK again to continue. Select the type
of the external receiver and press OK.
{ Cable }
Select this for cable receiver, cable box.
{ Satellite }
Select this for satellite receiver.
B Press
to select { Basic Setup } in the
menu and press OK to access the setup
screen.
{ Terrestrial }
Select this for digital terrestrial decoder
box.
c) Select the service provider from the list and
press OK.
{ None }
Select this if you do not have a provider.
d) Select the brand of your receiver from
the list and press OK.
{ None }
Select this if you do not find your brand.
TIPS: After completing the setup, leave the recorder in standby mode and turn on your external
receivers overnight to receive the TV listings data.
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Step 4: Set-up the GUIDE Plus+ system (continued)
{ Antenna (RF lead) }
Select this if the external receiver is
connected via the antenna cable. Enter the
programme number which your external
receiver is tuned to on your recorder.
C If you have connected an external
receiver, ensure that the G-LINK
transmitter is properly connected and
positioned, see page 20.
This will allow you to control the
tuner of the Satellite Receiver/Cable Box
through the GUIDE Plus+ system.
D Turn on the external receiver and use
the receiver’s remote control to
select programme number {02} on the
receiver.
E Press OK to continue.
The GUIDE Plus+ system is sending
signal via the G-LINK connection to the
external receiver to switch to a certain
programme number.
F If the external receiver has switched to
the programme number displayed on the
TV, select { Yes } and press OK.
Otherwise, select { No } and press
OK to try a different code. Repeat this
process until the external receiver
switches to another programme number.
G Press the Green button to return to the
setup screen.
H If you want to specify the source and
programme number of a GUIDE Plus+
host channel, select { Host Channel
Setup } in the menu and follow the
instructions on the TV to complete the
setup.
The default host channel setup is set
to ‘Automatic’.
I Once complete, press GUIDE to exit
English
e) Identify the socket through which your
external receiver is plugged into the
recorder (for example ‘EXT 2’ for
EXT2 AUX-I/O) and press OK.
the menu.
J Leave the recorder in ‘standby’ mode
during the night to load the TV listing
data.
If you use an External Receiver, you have
to tune your External Receiver manually
to your host channel, see below table for
details. Leave the External Receiver
‘ON’ overnight.
Note: If you tune to your Host Channel
before going into ‘standby’, your recorder will
start immediately to download TV listings data.
This process can take up to two (2) hours.
You can stop the download at any time by
turning the device ‘on’.
Visit www.europe.guideplus.com/En/help/
countries hostchannels.html for more and
latest information on the supporting host
channels.
Country/City
(Language)
Host Channel
(aerial / cable)
Deutschland
Österreich
Eurosport
Eurosport
Schweiz (Deutsch)
United Kingdom
France
España
Nederland
Eurosport
ITV
Canal +
Tele 5
TMF/Eurosport
-Eindhoven
-Rotterdam
-Amsterdam
België (Vlaanderen)
Italia
TMF
TMF
TMF
TMF
Sport Italia
Host Channel
(SAT)
Eurosport Astra1 19.2E
Eurosport Astra1 19.2E,
Hotbird 13.0E
Eurosport Astra1 19.2E
British Eurosport Astra2 28.2E
TMF Astra1 19.2E /
Hotbird 13.0E
TMF Astra1 19.2E
TMF Astra1 19.2E
TMF Astra1 19.2E
Check your TV listings line-up on the
{ Editor } screen the next day to ensure the
data download is completed, see page 33.
Helpful Hints:
– If your country/region is not in the list
above or you are not able to receive TV
listings data, you can still use the GUIDE
Plus+ system for ShowView / VIDEO Plus+
and manual recordings.
– If a problem comes up during the GUIDE
Plus+ system set-up, please visit the website
at www.europe.guideplus.com for further
assistance.
TIPS: After completing the setup, leave the recorder in standby mode and turn on your external
receivers overnight to receive the TV listings data.
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Using the GUIDE Plus+ system
English
Quick access functions
GUIDE Plus+ system
introduction
After the GUIDE Plus+ setup and data
download is completed, you can start to
explore the different features and areas
of the GUIDE Plus+ system.
There are several features integrated in
the GUIDE Plus+ system. These functions
will be displayed at the top Action Bar C
whenever applicable. You can access the
function by pressing the matching colour
coded button on the remote control.
A Press GUIDE on the remote control.
B Use
keys to navigate in the menu.
C
B
D
E
A
F
Schedule recordings
The GUIDE Plus+ system is divided in
six screen components:
A Information Panels – Display instructions on
B
C
D
E
F
the GUIDE Plus+ system, programme
promotions and advertisements.
Video Window – Shows the picture of the
current TV programme. You can continue to
watch the current programme while entering
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Action Bar – Displays the available functions.
The action buttons are activated directly with
the respective colour coded buttons on the
remote control.
Information Box – Displays short programme
descriptions or help menus.
Menu Bar – Displays the GUIDE Plus+ menus
and your current selection.
Grid/Tiles – Displays the TV listings
information by channel and time, seven days in
advance.
Select a programme you wish to record
and press the Red button on the remote
control for
.
You can store up to 25 TV
programmes for recording.
Select a specific channel
programme
Press the Yellow button on the remote
control for
to view the logos of
all the available channels in your area,
press OK to select.
Helpful Hint:
– The shows you have scheduled for
recording can be reviewed and edited in the
‘Schedule’ screen, see page 32.
If certain channels are missing, go to the
{ Editor } screen to check and change
the channels, see page 33.
TIPS: Press Blue button to return to the current time in the ‘Grid’ screen.
Press GUIDE to exit the menu.
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GUIDE Plus+ menu bar
The GUIDE Plus+ system consists of
seven areas in the menu bar:
Grid
Search
My TV
Info
Editor
Setup
‘Search’ screen
The Search screen allows you to locate
the programme listings by category. It
enables you to quickly and easily find
something of interest to watch or record.
Schedule
A Press GUIDE on the remote control.
The GUIDE Plus+ screen appears.
B Press
to highlight the menu bar, then
press
to select a menu bar option
and press
to access.
The information on the individual menu
bar is described in the following pages.
A Select { Search } and press
.
B Use
‘Grid’ screen
The Grid screen is the main TV listings
screen of the GUIDE Plus+ system. It
provides you with seven days of TV
listings information.
keys to select a search category:
{ Movies, Sport, Children, Others or
My Choice }.
C Use
keys to select a sub-category and
press OK to start the search.
All the programmes for the next
seven days in this sub-category are
displayed by date and time.
Select { All } to receive results for all
sub-categories in this category.
D Use
keys to select a programme
and press OK to start viewing.
To set your own search keywords:
A Use
keys to select a desired TV
A Select { My Choice } and press
.
channel.
B Press the Yellow button on the remote
Press CHANNEL +/- to scroll
down/up a page at a time.
C Use
B Use
keys to select a programme.
Press . / > to go directly to the
previous day’s or the next day’s TV
listings.
control for
.
keys to enter your keyword
and press OK to confirm.
D Press the Green button for
.
E Highlight your keyword and press OK to
start the search.
C Press OK to start viewing.
TIPS: Press Blue button to return to the current time in the ‘Grid’ screen.
Press GUIDE to exit the menu.
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English
Using the GUIDE Plus+ system (continued)
Using the GUIDE Plus+ system (continued)
English
‘My TV’ screen
‘Schedule’ screen
The My TV screen allows you to set up a
personal profile. You can define the
profile by channels, categories and/or by
keywords. It enables you to quickly and
easily find something of interest to watch,
or record.
A Select { My TV } and press
.
B Press the Yellow button on the remote
control for
The Schedule screen allows you to
examine, delete and edit the scheduled
recordings. Additionally, you are able to
set a recording here using ShowView /
VIDEO Plus+ or Manual. See pages 43~44
for more information.
Note: In the UK and Ireland the ShowView
system is called VIDEO Plus+ system and
ShowView Programming Number is called
PlusCode Programming Number.
.
‘Info’ screen
C Use
keys to select { Channel },
{ Categories } or { Keywords }.
D Press the Yellow button for
.
{ Channel }
Select a channel from the ‘Channel’
screen and press OK.
Repeat this step to add more channels
(up to 16).
The Info screen is reserved for additional
information such as News, Weather
Reports, Stock Quotes, etc. The
information can be broadcast in the same
‘Info’ screen by region.
{ Categories }
Select a category from the ‘Search’
screen and press OK.
Repeat this step to add more
categories (up to 4).
{ Keywords }
Use
keys to enter your
keywords and press OK to confirm.
Repeat this step to add more
keywords (up to 16).
If there are no categories available, no
data has been provided yet.
E Press OK to activate your profile.
TIPS: Press Blue button to return to the current time in the ‘Grid’ screen.
Press GUIDE to exit the menu.
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‘Editor’ screen
‘Setup’ screen
The Editor screen is the central location
for you to manage your channels. Every
change in the Editor leads to a change in
the Grid. You can assign programme
numbers to the TV channels, switch a
channel On or Off and select a channel
source (Tuner, Digital Terrestrial TunerDTT, External Receiver).
The Setup screen is the central location
for you to configure the GUIDE Plus+
system according to your personal
situation (Region, TV reception). In
addition you have the option to set up
your Host Channel and to view the
GUIDE Plus+ system information screen.
Editor
A Select { Editor } and press
.
The display of the Editor screen
depends on the specific TV reception
environment of your area.
To turn On/Off the channel
B Move to the left tile of the channel that
you want to change, then press Red
button on the remote control.
The ‘On’ channels’ programme listings
will be displayed in Grid screen.
To change the Source
C Move to the right tile of the channel that
you want to change, then press Red
button to change the source (e.g., Tuner,
DTT, Ext. Rec. 1, etc.).
The programme number changes
automatically to reflect the new source.
For a detailed description of the GUIDE
Plus+ setup process, see pages 28~29.
To make changes to the Setup
A Select { Setup } press
.
B Highlight { Basic Setup } and press OK.
C Move the highlight to the part that you
would like to change (Language, Country,
Postal Code, External Receiver 1, 2, 3)
and press OK.
D Follow the instructions on the TV to
make the necessary changes and press
OK.
Some changes might require a new
download of TV listings information. This
can take up to 24 hours.
To change the Programme Number
D Move to the right tile of the channel that
you want to change, then press the
Green button and use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter the
programme number.
TIPS: Press Blue button to return to the current time in the ‘Grid’ screen.
Press GUIDE to exit the menu.
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English
Using the GUIDE Plus+ system (continued)
Control TV Programmes
English
For more information about the
temporary HDD storage (Time
Shift Buffer), see page 36.
Switching on to TV
programme
Pause live TV function
TUNER
PAUSE
JUMP-BACK
INFO
PLAY
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
Sometimes, you might be interrupted
when watching your favourite TV
programme or match. Now, you can
pause the show by pressing PAUSE Å
on the remote control and press
PLAY to resume playback. It behaves
exactly as if you were in control of the
live broadcast.
If you want to return to the live TV
programme, just press TUNER.
B Press STANDBY-ON 2 to turn on
this recorder.
C Press TUNER repeatedly to toggle
between analogue tuner (PXX), digital
tuner (DXXX) and digital radio tuner
(RXXX).
‘X’ denotes the channel number.
D Press CHANNEL +/− to select a
desired TV/radio channel of the selected
tuner.
The active TV programmes will be
stored automatically onto the temporary
HDD storage in this recorder. The
information is shown on the Time Shift
video bar.
If you switch to another TV channel on
the recorder, a new title will be created
and a vertical line will be shown on the
Time Shift video bar.
You can choose to display or hide the
Time Shift video bar by pressing the
INFO m button on the remote control.
Instant replay function
When watching a live TV programme,
you can press JUMP-BACK on the
remote control to jump back one (1)
minute (default setting) upon every single
press for instant replay.
If you want to return to the live TV
programme, just press TUNER.
FlexTime function
You do not need to wait until the
recording is completed before starting
playback.
While the recording is in progress, press
on the remote control to go back to
the beginning of the recording and start
playback, or hold down . until you
reach the scene to begin.
TIPS: Press INFO on the remote control to display or remove the Time Shift video bar.
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English
Control TV Programmes (continued)
Watching digital TV/radio
broadcast
Viewing digital text service
(MHEG)
This DVD recorder is able to receive
free-to-air DVB-T (Digital Video
Broadcast-Terrestrial) and radio stations.
As new services are added over time,
make sure to regularly update and install
new channels, see page 83.
(for UK only)
Many digital TV channels broadcast
information via their text service. This
digital service includes high quality digital
text and graphics along with advanced
navigation options.
A Press TUNER repeatedly to switch to a
digital TV or radio channel.
B Press CHANNEL +/− to select a
desired TV/radio channel of the selected
tuner.
C While watching digital TV/radio broadcast,
you can have the following options:
Changing the subtitle/audio
language
This operation works only for broadcasts
with multiple subtitle/audio languages.
The subtitle/audio language can be
changed using the toolbar, see page 63.
Note: You can also hold down the TEXT
button on the remote control for quick
access to the subtitle option.
Showing the programme
information
Press INFO m and followed by the
Green button for { NOW NEXT } to
display the programme information
screen.
The display consists of an information
box showing the description of the
current programme and the name of the
next programme of that channel.
To view the programme information
on other channels, press the
CHANNEL +/−.
MHEG can only be activated if no
subtitles are shown on the screen.
Before you start...
Turn off the subtitle using the toolbar
option (see page 63). This can also be
done by holding down the TEXT button
on the remote control until the subtitle
toolbar option appears. Press
to
select { Off } in the menu and press to
confirm.
A Press TUNER repeatedly until ‘DXXX’
appears on the top of the screen.
B Press TEXT or the Red button on the
remote control.
C Once the text information is displayed,
you can use
keys, the colour
coded buttons and/or the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 on the
remote control to access the required
information.
The broadcaster decides the
appearance, content and navigation
methods of all digital text services.
D Press TEXT again to exit.
Helpful Hints:
– Not all TV channels transmit interactive
television application at all times.
– T/C button on the remote control can be
used as the { SELECT } button.
[Red] "Record from here" [RECORD] Record program.
START REC
NOW NEXT
BACK
MORE INFO
TIPS: Press INFO on the remote control to display or remove the Time Shift video bar.
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Before Recording
English
About temporary HDD
storage/Time Shift video bar
The current TV programme will be
stored in the temporary hard disk
storage called ‘TSB’ (Time Shift Buffer)
once the recorder is turned on. It will
continuously store up to 6 (six) hours of
TV programmes.
The Time Shift video bar will appear on
the TV. It indicates the status and timing
of the TV programmes stored in the
temporary HDD storage. You can
choose to display or remove the video
bar by pressing the INFO m button on
the remote control.
21:00
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
23:13
The Time Shift video bar consists of the
following information:
The TV programme start time.
Once it has exceeded 6 (six) hours, the
beginning of the contents will be deleted
and the start time will be changed
accordingly.
Remaining space in the temporary
storage.
Clips that are selected to be recorded
onto the HDD (marked Red).
Current position and time of the TV
programme broadcast.
Title markers (when you switch to a TV
channel for more than 1 minute, a new
title marker will be created)
Present time
Programme information
Warning!
The temporary HDD can only store up
to 6 hours of TV programmes. All the
contents will be cleared when you press
STANDBY-ON 2 to turn off the
recorder.
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In addition, executing the following
actions will also clear the contents in the
temporary HDD storage :
– Press CAM on the remote control.
– Enter to { Setup } or { Record mode }
option in the system setup menu.
This action will clear the Time Shift Buffer.
Do you want to continue?
Yes
No
i) To proceed and clear the contents in
the temporary HDD storage, press
OK on the remote control to select
{ Yes } in the menu, OR
ii) Select { No } in the menu and press
OK on the remote control to abort.
Marking the contents for recording
You need to ‘mark’ the contents in the
temporary HDD storage before it can be
recorded to the hard disk drive (HDD),
see page 39.
To select a title (programme)
Press INFO m to show the overview
panel and use
keys to select a title.
To find a scene within the title
Use
keys.
To record the programme currently
highlighted on the time shift buffer
Press REC once.
Note: In the countries where no GUIDE
Plus+ TV listings data is available or no such
data is stored, pressing REC will start
recording the current channel from the last
channel marker onwards for the next 6 (six)
hours. Press REC repeatedly to set the
recording length by 30-minute increments.
To mark the start of recording from
the current scene
Press the Red button.
To mark the end of recording
Press STOP .
To cancel the marked recording
Press the Red button.
Default recording settings
You can preset your recording settings in
the recording setup menu.
D Use
keys to select the setting you
wish to change and press to access its
options.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, that means the feature is not
available or not possible to change at the
current state.
E To exit, press SYSTEM.
Record Mode settings chart
Record Mode
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control.
The system setup menu appears.
B Press
to select { Preferences }.
C Press
to select { Recording }.
Recording
Preferences
Record mode
SP
Language
Lang I
Auto protect
Off
Chapters
Smart
HQ (high quality)
SP (standard play)
SPP (standard play plus)
LP (long play)
EP (extended play)
SLP (super long play)
SEP (super extended play)
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62
78
94
125
157
250
1
2
2.5
3
4
6
8
1 hr 55 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
5 hrs 30 mins
7 hrs 20 mins
11 hrs 5 mins
14 hrs 45 mins
Helpful Hints:
– Changing the Recording Mode will clear
the contents in the temporary HDD storage,
only the marked contents (in red bar) will be
recorded onto the hard disk drive (HDD) of
this recorder.
– You can record up to 500 titles on the
HDD if the hard disk capacity is sufficient.
– Your TV picture quality will be changed
according to the selected recording mode.
Recording
Preferences
Sat record
Off
Direct rec
On
5.1 Recording
Off
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English
Before Recording (continued)
Before Recording (continued)
English
Recordings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Record mode
The recording mode defines the picture quality of recordings and the
maximum recording time on the HDD (hard disk drive), see page 37 on
‘Recording Mode Setting Chart’.
Important! When copying from HDD to a recordable DVD, the
recording mode of the selected recording in the HDD will automatically
be transferred. Selecting another recording mode is not possible.
The factory default setting is SP.
Language
Selects the recording language to be used for TV programmes (analogue
TV channels only) which are transmitted an additional audio language. For
example, if a programme is available in English and Spanish, with Spanish
being the additional language option.
{ Lang I }
– Original broadcast language.
{ Lang II }
– Additional audio language.
Note: To make an immediate recording with the optional audio
language, press SYSTEM on the remote control and access the
{ Toolbar - Options }, then select the language in the { AUDIO } option.
Auto protect
With this feature turned on, the new recording titles will be automatically
protected.
{ On }
– Delete and edits on the recorded titles are not possible.
{ Off }
– Turn off the function.
Chapters
Automatically divides a recording (title) into chapters by inserting chapter
markers at a specific interval. This enables you to access a specific point in
the recording quickly.
{ Off }
– No chapter marker is inserted in the recording.
{ Standard } – Chapter markers are inserted automatically during
recording at approximately 5 (five) minutes interval.
{ Smart }
– This setting is only available for the DV camcorder
recording. A chapter marker is inserted whenever
there is a break in the recording, for example, when
the recording is stopped or paused and restarted again.
SAT record
This feature is only available if you have connected a Satellite Receiver or
other devices to the EXT 2 AUX-I/O scart socket of this recorder, see
page 41 for more information.
{ Off }
– Turn off the function.
{ EXT2 }
– Enable this recorder to start and stop recording when
a signal is received from the connected device.
Direct rec.
With this feature, you can immediately record the programme that you
are viewing on the TV by pressing REC button without needing to turn on
this recorder, see page 41 for more information.
{ On }
– Enable recording directly from the TV display.
{ Off }
– Turn off the function.
5.1 Recording
This setting is only required if you are using the recorder’s COAXIAL IN socket
to connect to the coaxial output on your Cable Box or Satellite Receiver.
{ On }
– Enable 5.1-channel recording from the cable box or
satellite receiver you have connected.
{ Off }
– Disable the digital audio input.
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IMPORTANT!
Unrecordable contents
Contents with copy protection cannot be
recorded on this recorder. When the
recorder receives a copy guard signal, it
will continue to record. However,
during playback, only blank or grey
picture will be displayed.
English
Record to Hard Disk
BACK
Press REC again will set the recording
time length. Each subsequent press
increases the recording time by 30minute, up to a maximum of 6 (six) hours.
C You can turn off your TV and the
Recording TV programmes
Follow the instructions below to record
the TV programmes onto the HDD,
where you can store for future viewing
and copy to a recordable DVD disc if
required.
recorder to standby mode while
recording.
The recorder will continue recording
and stop at the designated end time.
If you wish to stop the recording before
the scheduled time, press STOP .
Record a specific section of TV
programmes
A Press INFO m on the remote control
to display the Time Shift video bar.
B Use
keys to select a TV programme
that can be found in the temporary HDD
storage.
C Use
keys to search for the beginning
of the scene where you want to start
recording, then press PAUSE Å.
D Press the Red button on the remote
Record the current TV programme
A Press INFO m on the remote control
to display the Time Shift video bar.
B Press REC
on the remote control.
The current programme will be
marked for recording.
In the countries where no GUIDE Plus+
TV listings data is available or no such data
is stored, it will start recording the current
channel from the last channel marker
onwards for the next 6 (six) hours.
control to start recording from here.
E Press PLAY
to continue playback.
F Press
to search for the point where
you want to end the recording and press
STOP on the remote control.
A red marking will be visible on the
video bar to indicate the marked
recording.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Record to Hard Disk (continued)
English
Simultaneous record and play
function
While recording the TV programme to
the HDD is in progress, you can play a
previously recorded title from the HDD,
or play a DVD video disc, or watch the
playback from other connected devices.
Playback from DVD
Press OPEN CLOSE ç on the
recorder’s front panel and load in a disc
to start playback.
Playback from other device
This is only possible if this recorder is
connected to the TV using the EXT1 TO
TV-I/O socket.
Press TV/HDD to view the picture from
the device which is connected to the
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket of this recorder.
If there is no device connected to the
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket, pressing
TV/HDD will switch to the TV mode.
Watching other TV programmes
Use the TV’s channel up/down button to
select a different TV channel.
Playback from HDD
A Press HDD-BROWSER, then press
repeatedly until the title menu appears.
HDD
SOURCE
Hard Disk
Disc Tray
Disc Library
SORTING
Recoding Date
Alphabetical
Delete Order
Helpful Hint:
– Remember to turn the TV back to its video
input channel if you want to watch the TV
channel through the recorder or play back
the recorded disc.
Protected
Genre
Last Played
[BROWSER]
DISK INFO
B Use
keys to select a title in the
HDD content menu and press PLAY
to start playback.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Direct recording from TV
If you have connected this recorder to
your TV using a scart cable, you can
immediately start recording the
programme (analogue TV channels only),
which is currently being shown on the TV
while the recorder is in standby mode.
A Ensure that the { Direct rec. } mode in
the recording setting is turned on (see
page 38).
B While watching the TV programme, press
REC on the remote control to start
recording.
C To stop recording, press STOP
.
Otherwise, it will stop automatically
after 6 (six) hours of recording.
English
Record to Hard Disk (continued)
Automatic recording from
Satellite Receiver
The feature is only applicable for the
Satellite Receiver (or any similar devices)
that is connected to the EXT2 AUX-I/O
scart socket of this recorder. In addition,
the Satellite Receiver must have a timer
function that is able to control the
recording function of this recorder.
A Ensure that the { Sat record } mode in
the recording setting is set to { EXT2 }
(see page 38).
B Use the Satellite Receiver’s timer
programming function to programme the
recording (refer to the Satellite
Receiver’s user manual).
You can only programme up to 6 (six)
hours of recording.
C Leave the recorder and Satellite Receiver
in standby mode for the recording.
You have to turn off the Satellite
Receiver to standby mode before the
recorder.
The recorder will start recording
when it detects a signal from the Satellite
Receiver.
Helpful Hint:
– The recorder’s timer recordings take
priority over automatic satellite recording.
Automatic Satellite recording will stop if the
recorder’s timer recording is due to start.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Record to Hard Disk (continued)
English
About timer recording
Use the timer recording to automatically
start and stop a recording at a later date/
time. This recorder will tune to the right
programme channel and begin recording
at the specified time.
With this recorder, you can schedule up
to 25 recordings at a time and up to 6
(six) hours for each recording. During
timer recording, changing the recorder’s
channel is not possible.
Note: If the scheduled timer recording is
longer than 6 (six) hours, it will split into two
or more titles.
Timer recording (GUIDE
Plus+ system)
To schedule a recording with the GUIDE
Plus+ system, simply select the desired
programme from the channel list.
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
B Turn on the recorder and press GUIDE
on the remote control.
The GUIDE Plus+ screen appears.
There are three ways to
programme a timer recording
– Using the GUIDE Plus+ system
– Using the ShowView / VIDEO Plus+
system
– Using manual timer recording
Note: If the GUIDE Plus+ setup menu
appears, it means that this recorder has
not been installed with the GUIDE Plus+
programme data yet. See pages 28~29 to
set-up the GUIDE Plus+ system.
C Use
keys to select a desired TV
channel and use
keys to select a
programme.
Press CHANNEL +/- to scroll
down/up a page at a time.
About ‘VPS/PDC’
‘VPS’ (Video Programming System) or
‘PDC’ (Programme Delivery Control) is
used to control the start and duration of
TV channel recordings. If a TV
programme starts earlier or ends later
than was scheduled, this recorder will
then turn on and off at the correct time.
Press . / > to go directly to a day
before or the next day TV listings.
D Press the Red button on the remote
control for
.
E Press GUIDE to exit the menu.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Timer recording (ShowView /
VIDEO Plus+ system)
This is a simple timer programming
system. To use it, enter the ShowView
programming number / VIDEO Plus+
PlusCode® programming number
associated with your television
programme. You can find this number in
your TV listings magazine.
D Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the ShowView / VIDEO Plus+
programming number and press OK to
confirm. (e.g. 5-312-4 or 5,312 4, key in
‘53124’).
The GUIDE Plus+ system is decrypting
the programming number and
transforming it into a scheduled event.
All the information needed by this
recorder for programming is contained in
the programming number.
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
B Turn on the recorder and press TIMER
on the remote control.
The GUIDE Plus+ schedule screen
appears.
If an incorrect programming number is
entered, you have to select the correct
programme number manually. Follow the
instructions on the TV to edit the date
and time.
E The default recording settings are
displayed in the pink tile. To make
changes, press the matching colour coded
button on the remote control.
{ Frequency }
Press the Red button on the remote control
repeatedly to select the repeat recording
setting (Once, Weekly, M-F [Monday to
Friday]).
{ Timing }
C Press the Red button on the remote
control for
or
.
The ShowView / VIDEO Plus+ entry
screen appears.
Press the Green button on the remote
control repeatedly to select adding extra time
(+0, +10, +20, +30) to the end of recording or
select VPS/PDC (V-P) function.
Note: VPS/PDC is not available for external
receiver.
F Press TIMER to confirm and exit the menu.
Note: In the UK and Ireland the ShowView
system is called VIDEO Plus+ system and
ShowView Programming Number is called
PlusCode Programming Number.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
If the recorder is not in standby mode,
a notification message will appear before
the timer recording begins.
If you ignore the message, the
recorder will automatically switch to the
respective channel and start recording.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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English
Record to Hard Disk (continued)
Record to Hard Disk (continued)
English
Timer recording (manually)
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
B Turn on the recorder and press TIMER
on the remote control.
The GUIDE Plus+ schedule screen
appears.
F Press the Green button to confirm and
go to the next parameter.
A virtual keyboard appears on the TV
for entering the title name.
G Once complete, store the setting by
pressing the Green button for
.
The scheduled manual recording will
be displayed.
H The default recording settings are
displayed in the pink tile. To make
changes, press the matching colour coded
button on the remote control.
{ Frequency }
C Press the Green button on the remote
control for
.
The recording date appears.
Press the Red button on the remote control
repeatedly to select the repeat recording
setting (Once, Weekly, M-F [Monday to
Friday]).
{ Timing }
Press the Green button on the remote
control repeatedly to select adding extra time
(+0, +10, +20, +30) to the end of recording or
select VPS/PDC (V-P) function.
Note: VPS/PDC is not available for external
receiver.
D Use
keys or alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to enter the recording
information (date, start time, end time)
and press the Green button to confirm
each entry and go to the next parameter.
E When ‘TUNER 01’ appears on the
display, select the input source and enter
the programme channel.
To select an external input channel,
highlight ‘TUNER” in the menu and use
keys to select { DTT Tuner },
{ EXT1 }, { EXT2 } or { CAM1 }.
To select a programme number,
highlight ‘01’ in the menu and use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter the
programme channel.
I Press TIMER to confirm and exit the
menu.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
If the recorder is not in standby mode,
a notification message will appear before
the timer recording begins.
If you ignore the warning, the
recorder will automatically switch to the
respective channel and start recording.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Record to Hard Disk (continued)
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
B Turn on the recorder and press TIMER
on the remote control.
The GUIDE Plus+ schedule screen
appears.
To delete the timer programme
Press the Red button on the remote
control for
.
English
Changing/Deleting a timer
recording
To edit the timer programme
Press the Green button on the remote
control for
, and follow the
instructions on the TV to make the
necessary changes/entry.
To edit the Frequency/Timing
Highlight the respective tile in the menu
and press the Red button to change the
frequency or the Green button to change
the timing.
D Once complete, press TIMER to
confirm and exit the menu.
C Press
to select a timer programme
which you want to delete/edit.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Record to Hard Disk or recordable DVD
English
Recording from a DV
Camcorder
When you connect a DV camcorder to
the DV IN socket of this recorder, you
can control both the camcorder and this
recorder using the recorder’s remote
control. Furthermore, the smart
chaptering feature ensures the chapter
markers are created at each break in the
images.
Before you start...
– Mark the contents in the temporary
HDD storage (time shift buffer) for which
you wish to record to the HDD, see page
36. Otherwise, all the contents will be
cleared when you start camcorder
recording.
– Set the date and time at { DV
Specials } if required for DV update
recording function, see page 76.
A Connect your Digital Video or Digital 8
camcorder to the DV IN socket of this
recorder (see page 24).
B Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
C Press CAM on the remote control.
Media type selection screen appears.
Switching to camera mode will clear the
Time Shift Buffer.
Select a media type to record.
Hard Disk
Recordable DVD
Cancel
D To continue, select to record to { Hard
Disk } or { Recordable DVD } in the
menu and press OK to confirm.
All the contents in the temporary
HDD storage will be cleared, only the
‘marked’ contents will be stored onto
the HDD.
Otherwise, select { Cancel } in the
menu and press OK to abort the
operation.
E Turn on the DV camcorder and start
playback.
CAM 2
STOP
DV CONTROL
AUTOREC
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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F Press the Blue button on the remote
control for { AUTO REC }.
Auto Record of DV input to hard disk
Record only new DV updates
Record entire DV tape
Cancel
Note: The { AUTO REC } option can only
be activated while in camcorder play or pause
mode.
To copy the entire DV tape
Select { Record entire DV tape } in
the menu and press OK to confirm.
The camcorder will rewind the tape
and start recording from the beginning.
To copy the newly recorded
contents from the DV tape
Select { Record only new DV updates }
in the menu and press OK to confirm.
The recordings which are later than the
date and time set in the { DV Specials }
(see page 76) will be recorded onto the
HDD or recordable DVD.
H You can pause, play, stop, fast forward or
rewind the scene using the
keys on the recorder’s remote control to
select the respective control buttons on
the screen.
I To stop the recording, press STOP
.
Both the recorder and camcorder will
stop.
J To exit, press TUNER.
Helpful Hints:
– Some camcorders cannot be controlled
using this recorder’s remote control.
– Mixing of PAL and NTSC video format
recording on a same recordable DVD is not
possible.
– If a part of the tape is blank, the recorder
will pause recording. Recording will restart
automatically when there is a recordable
signal. However, if there is more than 5 (five)
minutes of blank tape, the recording will end
automatically.
– A chapter marker is inserted every time
when there is a break in the time code on
the DV tape. This happens when the
recording is stopped or paused then
restarted.
G To use the recorder’s remote control to
control the camcorder operation during
recording, press the Green button on the
remote control for { DV CONTROL }.
The DV control buttons display on the
screen.
CAM 2
+RW
DV CONTROL
AUTOREC
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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English
Record to Hard Disk or recordable DVD (continued)
Record to Hard Disk or recordable DVD (continued)
English
Recording from camcorder
When you connect the camcorder to the
VIDEO or S-VIDEO socket at the front
panel of this recorder or the EXT1 or
EXT2 socket at the back panel, follow the
steps below to make the camcorder
recording.
Before you start...
Mark the contents in the temporary
HDD storage (time shift buffer) for which
you wish to record to the HDD, see page
36. Otherwise, all the contents will be
cleared when you start camcorder
recording.
TUNER
E To continue, select to record to { Hard
Disk } or { Recordable DVD } in the
menu and press OK to confirm.
All the contents in the temporary
HDD storage will be cleared except for
the ‘marked’ recordings.
Otherwise, select { Cancel } in the menu
and press OK to abort the operation.
F Press CHANNEL +/- repeatedly to
select the correct input channel that
matches the connected socket of the
device.
{ CAM 1 } : S-VIDEO or VIDEO
socket at the front.
{ EXT 1 } : EXT1 TO TV-I/O scart
socket at the back.
{ EXT 2 } : EXT2 AUX-I/O scart
socket at the back.
G Press REC
to start recording and
press PLAY button on the camcorder to
start playback.
To pause the recording, press PAUSE Å.
To continue recording, press PAUSE Å
again.
A new chapter marker is created after
recording restarts (for recordable DVD
only).
A Connect the camcorder to this recorder
(see page 25).
B Find the place on the camcorder that you
H To stop the recording, press STOP
.
A new title will be created when you
begin another recording.
I To exit, press TUNER.
want to start recording from and set the
camcorder to pause mode.
C Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
D Turn on the recorder and press CAM
on the remote control.
Media type selection screen appears.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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Recording from an external
device (VCR/DVD player)
You can record from an external device
which is connected to this recorder’s
input socket. Copy-protected material
cannot be recorded on this recorder.
IMPORTANT!
It is not possible to record the disc
playback from this recorder to its
HDD.
TUNER
D To continue, select to record to { Hard
Disk } or { Recordable DVD } in the
menu and press OK to confirm.
All the contents in the temporary
HDD storage will be cleared except for
the ‘marked’ recordings.
Otherwise, select { Cancel } in the menu
and press OK to abort the operation.
E Press CHANNEL +/- repeatedly to
select the correct input channel that
matches the connected socket of the
device.
{ CAM 1 } : S-VIDEO or VIDEO
socket at the front.
{ EXT 1 } : EXT1 TO TV-I/O scart
socket at the back.
{ EXT 2 } : EXT2 AUX-I/O scart
socket at the back.
F Start playback on the connected device.
G Press REC
A Connect the external device to this
recorder (see page 21).
B Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
C Turn on the recorder and press CAM
on the remote control.
Media type selection screen appears.
to start recording.
To pause the recording, press PAUSE Å.
To continue recording, press PAUSE Å
again.
You can use this function to avoid
unwanted recording.
A new chapter marker is created after
recording restarts.
H To stop the recording, press STOP
.
I To exit, press TUNER.
Helpful Hint:
– If ‘X’ appears at the bottom of the TV
screen, it means that there is no video signal
received from the current input channel.
TIPS: Setting an appropriate recording mode is important as it determines the picture quality and
recording time to the HDD or a recordable DVD, see page 38.
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English
Record to Hard Disk or recordable DVD (continued)
Copy from Hard Disk to recordable DVD
English
IMPORTANT!
– It is not possible to record the TV
programmes or the scheduled timer
programmes directly to a
recordable DVD. You can only
record it to the HDD and then copy
to a recordable DVD.
– Copy protected (Copy-Once or
Copy-Never) movies and DVD Videos
cannot be copied to the HDD.
About copying
You can copy a recorded title from the
HDD (hard disk drive) to a recordable
DVD.
The time required for copying from HDD
to a recordable DVD depends on the
recording mode of the HDD recordings.
It is not possible to change the recording
mode for the copying process. It is
therefore important that you choose the
appropriate recording mode when you
set up the recording to the HDD.
The copying process is done at a higher
speed than the recording. The maximum
copying speed is up to 2x. You cannot
shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs.
HDD
HDD
recording
mode
HQ
SP
SPP
LP
EP
SLP
SEP
Recordable DVD
Hours of recordings can
be stored in an empty
4.7GB recordable DVD
1
2
2.5
3
4
6
8
Recording mode
Title/name of recording
Date and time of recording
Index Picture of title
Three different types of DVD recordable
discs can be used with this recorder:
DVD±RW (DVD Rewritable)
– Discs that are re-writable can be used
for multiple recordings once existing data
is erased.
DVD±R (DVD Recordable)
– Discs can only be used for a single
recording. Each new recording is always
added at the end of all previous
recordings as existing recordings cannot
be overwritten.
– Editing can be done on DVD±R discs
as long as they have not been finalised.
– You can also delete unwanted
recordings. However, the disc space
occupied by the deleted recordings
cannot be recovered for further
recording.
– To play a DVD±R disc on other DVD
players, it must be finalised (see page 72).
After this is done, no more data can be
added to the disc.
Time required
for copying 1 hour
of recording
25 mins
12.5 mins
10 mins
8 mins
6 mins
4 mins
3 mins
The following information will be stored
on the disc :
–
–
–
–
Discs for recording
DVD+R DL (DVD+R Double Layer)
– It contains the same usage as DVD+R,
the only difference is the capacity- 8.5GB.
It offers two recordable layers on a single
DVD disc. The layers are accessible from
the same side of the disc, so recording
can occur completely uninterrupted.
TIPS: Ensure that there is sufficient space available on the recordable DVD before recording.
You have to finalise the DVD±R before it can be played on other players, see page 72.
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Copying to a recordable DVD
You can copy any recordings from the
HDD to a recordable DVD. The storage
capacity of the disc depends on the
recording mode that was selected for the
recordings in the HDD, see page 37.
Before you start...
Be sure that no other recording is to be
carried out while copying (e.g. timer
recording).
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
B Insert a recordable DVD into the
recorder.
C Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control.
The content menu appears.
D Press
repeatedly until the { TITLES }
and { INFO } menus appear.
HDD
TITLES
2/2
INFO
ABC 28.02.2005 13:01:00
EFG 31.03.2005 40:22:00
DELETE
COPY
1-1
13:01:00
M4
28.02.2005
CHILD LOCK
E Use
PROTECT
keys to select a title to copy
and press the Green button on the
remote control for { COPY }.
The making disc copy information
appears.
+RW
Making Disc copy
Title
Length
Available space
Archiving Time
ERASE DISC
CH8 10/05-JAN-101
52 min
3 hr 03 min
19 min
START
If you are using a DVD±RW for
recording, you can press . / > to
select the space in the disc where you
want the recording to be placed (e.g. the
space of a deleted title).
For DVD±RW, you can erase all the disc
contents in order to create space for
new recording. Press the Red button for
{ ERASE DISC }.
If copy an edited title (marked with
)
in the HDD, all the attributes of the
recording (hidden or unhidden chapter
markers) will be transferred. Only
unhidden chapters will be playback.
F To start recording, press the Green
button again for { START }.
“HDD TO DVD” appears on the
display panel during copying process.
While copying the recordings from
HDD, any interruption to the process (e.g.
power failure) may lead to a bad disc.
Otherwise, press the Yellow button for
{ CANCEL } to abort the operation.
Press INFO will call out the coloured
options at the bottom of the screen.
Helpful Hints:
– In some cases, you may not be able to add
new recording to a recordable DVD that
contains recordings from other DVD
recorders.
– If the newly recorded title in the HDD is
not accessible, turn the recorder off and on
again to recover the recording.
– If you are unable to fit a title in the HDD
to a recordable DVD, split the unwanted
sections into multiple titles. Refer to the
section ‘Video Editing’ in the user manual for
further assistance.
To edit your recordings on the
recordable DVD, see pages 70~74.
CANCEL
TIPS: Ensure that there is sufficient space available on the recordable DVD before recording.
You have to finalise the DVD±R before it can be played on other players, see page 72.
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English
Copy from Hard Disk to recordable DVD (continued)
Using the Disc Library
English
The Disc Library is an integrated database
in this recorder. It gives you a quick and
easy access to the recordings you have
made onto the recordable DVDs.
The Disc Library keeps the information
on which video is recorded on which
disc, length of recording and remaining
disc space.
Finding a recorded title
To do this, the recorded disc data must
have been stored in the Disc Library. The
appropriate disc does not have to be in
the recorder.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control.
Storing the recorded DVD
data in the Disc Library
This recorder will assign the disc a
number, and keep track of what you have
recorded and update the data
automatically whenever you add in new
recording to the disc.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control and press
Tray }.
to select { Disc
B Press
press
to select { Disc Library }, then
to select { SORTING } menu.
C Use
keys to select one of the
sorting options.
{ Alphabetical } - Lists all the titles
by alphabetical order.
{ Numerical } - Lists all the discs by
numerical order.
D Press
repeatedly until the { DISCS }
or { TITLES } and { INFO } menus
appears.
+R
B Load in a recordable DVD.
DISCS
If { TO LIBRARY } appears, it means
this disc has not been added to the Disc
Library.
TITLES
001
My Holiday
002
My Pictures
003
Celebrations
+R
SOURCE
CONTENT
Hard Disk
Video
Disc Tray
Audio
Disc Library
Photo
[BROWSER]
REMOVE DVD
GET TITLE
E Highlight the title you want and press the
[BROWSER]
TO LIBRARY
C Press the Blue button on the remote
control for { TO LIBRARY }.
The assigned disc number appears and
the disc tray opens automatically
D Write the same disc number on the disc
and disc’s cover for easy locating of the
appropriate disc next time, then press
OK to exit.
Blue button on the remote control for
{ GET TITLE }.
A message showing the disc number
appears.
F Load the appropriate disc and start
playback.
If the disc library becomes full, you will
have to delete some of the discs data in
order to use the memory for new discs.
Select a disc number from the { DISCS }
menu, then press the Red button for
{ REMOVE DVD }.
TIPS: Up to 999 discs can be stored in the disc library, maximum titles per disc is 999. In total you
can store up to 9000 titles.
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Playback from Hard Disk
Each recording stored on the HDD is
displayed in the HDD browser with an
Index Picture.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control.
The content menu appears.
B Press X repeatedly until the { TITLES }
JUMP BACK / JUMP FWD
– jump backward/forward by a fixed
time period, see page 79.
English
Basic operation
INFO m
– display the title information.
PAUSE Å
– view a still picture.
STOP
– stop playback.
and { INFO } menus appear.
HDD
TITLES
2/2
INFO
ABC 28.02.2005 13:01:00
EFG 31.03.2005 40:22:00
DELETE
COPY
1-1
13:01:00
M4
28.02.2005
CHILD LOCK
PROTECT
Symbols at the { INFO } menu indicating:
– title is still part of the recording
in the ‘Time Shift Buffer’.
– title is locked.
– title is protected.
– title has been viewed.
– title has been edited.
C Use ST keys to select a title and press
PLAY X to start playback.
D During playback, you can use the
following buttons on the remote control
to access additional playback features.
./>
– move to the beginning or previous/
next chapter.
– hold down this button for fast
backward/forward search. Press the
button again to increase the search speed
(x4, x8, x32).
– while in pause mode, start slow
motion playback.
WX
– move to the previous/next scene.
INFO
Viewing the hard disk
information
A Press HDD-BROWSER.
B Press the Blue button on the remote
control for { DISK INFO }.
Total hard disk space and the available
free space for recording will be displayed.
If the free space is below 10%, delete
or unprotect some titles in the HDD.
Maximum free space indication is 90%.
Helpful Hint:
– When the hard disk is full, pressing
RECORD button will delete the oldest
unprotected titles automatically from the
hard disk in order to make space for the
new recording.
TIPS: Press HDD-BROWSER to exit the menu.
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Playback from Hard Disk (continued)
English
Sorting the titles display
order
Delete/Protect a title in the
HDD
You may organise the titles in a specific
order according to certain criteria for
easy locating the recordings. This order
will remain until you exit the content
menu.
A number of editing options are displayed
at the bottom of the HDD content menu.
They can be accessed via the matching
colour coded buttons on the remote
control.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control.
The content menu appears.
B Press
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control.
The content menu appears.
to select the { SORTING }
HDD
menu.
TITLES
2/2
INFO
ABC 28.02.2005 13:01:00
EFG 31.03.2005 40:22:00
HDD
SORTING
Recoding Date
Alphabetical
Delete Order
TITLES
1-1
13:01:00
M4
28.02.2005
1/2
ABC 28.02.2005 13:01:00
EFG 31.03.2005 40:22:00
Protected
Genre
Last Played
DELETE
B Use
COPY
CHILD LOCK
PROTECT
keys to select a title.
C Press the matching colour coded button
C Use
keys to select one of the
following sorting options.
{ Recording Date }
Lists the titles by the date recorded.
{ Alphabetical }
Lists the titles by alphabetical order.
{ Delete Order }
Lists the titles by deletion order when the
HDD has no or less space for new recordings.
Deletion of title has to be done manually.
{ Protected }
Lists the titles by protected against deletion.
{ Genre }
Lists the titles by the genre you have specified.
{ Last Played }
Lists the titles by the sequence of titles last
played.
TIPS: Press HDD BROWSER to exit the menu.
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on the remote control to access the
options displayed at the bottom of the
menu.
{ DELETE }
Red button – Delete the selected title from
the hard disk.
{ COPY }
Green button – Copy the selected title from
the hard disk to a recordable DVD.
{ CHILDLOCK } / { CHLD UNLCK }
Yellow button – Lock or unlock the selected
title from viewing. A four-digit pin code is
required to play the locked disc/title or to
unlock the disc/title (see page 77).
{ PROTECT } / { UNPROTECT }
Blue button – Protect or unprotect the title
against editing or accidental loss of recordings.
Playable discs
Using this recorder, you can play and
record on the following discs:
Recording and Playback
DVD±RW (DVD Rewritable);
can be recorded on over and
over and can only be played back
when the recording was made in
‘video mode’.
DVD±R (DVD Recordable);
Starting disc playback
once the disc is full or finalised,
you cannot record any more on
the disc. It can only be played
back when the recording was
made in ‘video mode’ and finalised.
A Press STANDBY-ON 2 to turn on
the recorder.
B Press OPEN CLOSE ç on the front of
DVD+R DL (DVD+R Double
Layer); same as DVD±R.
the recorder.
You can also hold down the STOP
button on the remote control to open
and close the disc tray.
Playback only:
C Carefully place the disc into the tray with
DVD Video (Digital Versatile
the label facing up, then press
OPEN CLOSE ç.
For double-sided discs, load the side
which you want to play facing up.
Disc)
Audio CD (Compact Disc
Digital Audio)
Video CD
D Turn on the TV to the correct
(Formats 1.0, 1.1, 2.0)
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
Super Video CD
CD-R (CD-Recordable)
Audio/Video format or
MP3/JPEG files.
CD-RW (CD-Rewritable)
Audio/Video format or
MP3/JPEG files.
IMPORTANT!
– If the inhibit icon ‘X’ or
appears on the TV screen when a
button is pressed, it means the
function is not available on the
current disc or at the current time.
– DVD discs and players are
designed with regional restrictions.
Before playing a disc, make sure the
disc is for the same region zone as
your player.
E Playback may start automatically.
Audio/
Recordable
Audio/MP3
ReWritable
If not, press HDD-BROWSER to show
the content menu. Highlight { Disc Tray }
in the menu and press . Navigate in the
menu to select a track/title and press
PLAY .
If the pin code entry dialogue appears on
the TV, this means that the child lock/
parental control was activated for the
inserted disc. You have to enter your
four-digit pin code (see page 77).
For more playback features, see pages
59~64.
TIPS: Some discs cannot be played on this DVD recorder due to the configuration and characteristics
of the disc, or due to the condition of recording and authoring software that was used.
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English
Playback from Disc
Playback from Disc (continued)
English
Playing a DVD video disc
Playing a (Super) Video CDs
Normally the DVD disc contains a disc
menu. You may have to make your
selection (e.g., subtitle or audio language)
within the disc menu.
A Insert a DVD.
A Insert a (Super) Video CD.
If the disc menu appears, use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to input
your selection or use
keys to select
a play option and press OK to confirm.
To access the disc menu
Press DISC MENU on the remote
control.
To select the previous or next
chapter/title
During playback, press T/C on the
remote control to select ‘TITLE’ or
‘CHAPTER’, then press . / >.
B To stop playback, press STOP
(Super) Video CDs may feature ‘PBC’
(Play Back Control). This allows you to
play the video CDs interactively,
following the menu on the display.
If the disc index menu appears, use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to input
your selection or use
keys to select
a play option and press OK to confirm.
To return to the previous menu, press
BACK on the remote control.
B To stop playback, press STOP
.
Playing a DVD recordable disc
A Insert a DVD recordable disc.
The Index Picture screen appears.
.
TITLES
2-2
Static lights
The Pianist
The island of lost dream
Lord of the Rings, The T
Habla Con Ella
The Ring
...
00:22:08
SPP
14:01:03
01:20:00
SPP
21:02:03
00:32:02
SPP
28:06:03
B Use
keys to select a title to play,
then press PLAY .
C To stop playback, press STOP
.
Helpful Hint:
– If the message ‘EMPTY DISC’ appears on
the display panel, this means that there are
no recordings on this disc.
TIPS: Some discs cannot be played on this DVD recorder due to the configuration and characteristics
of the disc, or due to the condition of recording and authoring software that was used.
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Playing an MP3 CD
MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer-3) files are
highly compressed music files. The MP3
format lets you store about ten times
more data (music, pictures) on a single
CD-ROM than a regular CD.
A Insert an MP3 CD.
Playing a JPEG image file (slide
show)
You can display JPEG pictures in the
selected roll automatically one after the
other at adjustable intervals.
A Insert a JPEG photo CD (CD, DVD±RW,
DVD±R).
The content menu appears.
The content menu appears.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu.
B Press
repeatedly until the { ALBUMS }
and { TRACKS } menus appear.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu.
B Press
repeatedly until the
{ PHOTO ROLLS } and { INFO }
menus appear.
HDD
TITLES
2/2
INFO
ABC 28.02.2005 13:01:00
EFG 31.03.2005 40:22:00
1-1
CD/PHOTO/ROLLS
PHOTO ROLLS
13:01:00
M4
28.02.2005
1/1
INFO
Root
01.01.2005
DELETE
COPY
CHILD LOCK
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PROTECT
TO ALBUM
C Use
keys to select the album
and track to play, then press PLAY .
D During playback, you can press . /
> to select the next/previous track.
E To stop playback, press STOP
.
Helpful Hints:
– If both JPEG pictures and MP3s are in the
same disc, you can choose to playback the
JPEG pictures or MP3s by selecting { Photo }
or { Audio } in the menu.
– Only the first session of a multi-session CD
will be played back.
– Further information on the album, track
and artist will also be displayed on the TV if
this is included in the ID tag.
– This recorder does not support MP3PRO
audio format.
C Press PLAY
to start the slide show
playback or press OK to show the
thumbnail pictures overview.
You can edit the displayed photo by
pressing EDIT on the remote control to
access to { Filter } and { Colour Adjust }
settings, or press the matching colour
coded buttons on the remote control to
zoom, flip or rotate the photo.
EDIT PHOTO
Options
Toolbar
Filter
Color Adjust
ZOOM
RESET
FLIP
ROTATE
However, the changes cannot be stored
on the HDD or a recordable DVD.
TIPS: Some discs cannot be played on this DVD recorder due to the configuration and characteristics
of the disc, or due to the condition of recording and authoring software that was used.
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English
Playback from Disc (continued)
Playback from Disc (continued)
English
During playback, the available playback
settings are displayed at the bottom of
the screen.
Photo
[EDIT] = Exit
ZOOM
REPEAT
SPEED DOWN
SPEED UP
{ ZOOM }
Red button – Select this to activate zoom
mode. The slideshow playback will pause.
– { ZOOM IN } Blue button: enlarge the
picture.
– { ZOOM OUT } Yellow button: revert to
the actual size.
– { END } Red button: exit zoom mode and
continue slideshow playback.
{ REPEAT }
Helpful Hints:
– If both JPEG pictures and MP3s are in the
same disc, you can choose to playback the
JPEG pictures or MP3s by selecting { Photo }
or { Audio } in the menu.
– If the JPEG picture is not recorded with an
‘exif’ type file, the actual thumbnail picture
will not be shown on the display. It will be
replaced with a ‘blue mountain’ thumbnail
picture.
– Some types of JPEG file cannot be played
on this recorder.
– It may require longer time for the recorder
to display the disc content on the TV due to
the large number of songs/pictures compiled
into one disc.
– Disc with no name will be displayed as
‘Unknown Data’.
– If any special characters are present in the
MP3 track name (ID3) or album name, it
might not be displayed correctly on the
screen because this recorder does not
support the characters.
Green button – Select this to toggle between
repeat on and off.
{ SPEED DOWN } / { SPEED UP }
Yellow and Blue buttons – Select this to
change the slideshow playback speed.
– { SLOW }: 10 (ten) seconds interval
– { MEDIUM }: 5 (five) seconds interval
– { FAST }: 3 (three) seconds interval
D To stop playback, press STOP
.
Supported JPEG picture formats
File format:
– The file extension has to be ‘*.JPG’ and
not ‘*.JPEG’.
– It can only display DCF-standard still
pictures or JPEG pictures e.g. TIFF. It
cannot play back moving pictures, Motion
JPEG, progressive JPEG and other
formats, or pictures in formats other
than JPEG, or pictures associated with
sound e.g. AVI-files.
TIPS: Some discs cannot be played on this DVD recorder due to the configuration and characteristics
of the disc, or due to the condition of recording and authoring software that was used.
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Creating a slideshow playlist
(album)
Adding photos to an album
A Insert a JPEG photo CD (CD, DVD±RW,
DVD±R).
The content menu appears.
You can customise the JPEG picture
slideshow playback within a disc by
storing your selection in an album.
This recorder can handle up to a
maximum of 100 JPEG pictures in one
album on a recordable disc, depending on
the JPEG file parameters.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu.
B Press
repeatedly until the { PHOTO
ROLLS } and { INFO } menus appear.
C Select a photo roll folder and press OK
to show the thumbnail pictures overview.
A Collect your favourite photos from the
Overview Root
‘PHOTO ROLLS’ and add to an album
for creating a new slideshow playlist.
See “Adding photos to an album”.
B If necessary, edit the photos in the album.
See “Edit the album”.
press PLAY
playback.
TO ALBUM
ROTATE
keys to select the photo
which you wish to add to the album and
press the Yellow button on the remote
control for { SELECT }.
To select all the photos, press the
Green button for { SELECT ALL }.
To rotate the selected photo in 90
degree clockwise increments, press the
Blue button for { ROTATE }.
E Press the Red button on the remote
control for { TO ALBUM }.
The ‘Add to Photo Album’ menu
appears.
DVD
Audio
SELECT
D Use
Photo album contains different JPEG
pictures created from the rolls. You can
delete an album without deleting the
pictures of the rolls.
Video
SELECT ALL
to start the slideshow
About Photo Roll/Photo Album
Photo roll is a folder for storing original
JPEG pictures and they are protected. It
is comparable with a conventional 35mm
film for cameras. Rolls will be created
automatically from the digital cameras.
CONTENT
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8
C Select the photo album in the menu and
SORTING
PHOTO ROLLS
PHOTO ALBUMS
F Create a new album or select an existing
Photo
[BROWSER]
album, then press OK to add the
photo(s) to it.
The selected photos are now stored
in the album.
TIPS: Press BACK to go back to previous menu item.
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English
Additional Playback Features
Additional Playback Features (continued)
To delete the album
Select the album and press the Red
button on the remote control for
{ DELETE }.
English
Edit the album
You can re-arrange the picture position
in the album in order to create the
desired slideshow playback order, or
remove the photo(s) from the album.
The order and number of the pictures in
the ‘PHOTO ROLLS’ remains unchanged.
D Press OK to show the thumbnail pictures
overview.
Overview Alb0001
A Insert a JPEG photo CD (CD, DVD±RW,
DVD±R).
The content menu appears.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu.
REMOVE
B Press
to select the { SORTING }
menu and press
to select ‘PHOTO
ALBUMS’.
Alb0001
Alb0002
Alb0003
SELECT
ROTATE
keys to select the photo
which you wish to move and press the
Yellow button on the remote control
for { SELECT }.
PHOTO ALBUMS
PHOTO ROLLS
PHOTO ALBUMS
MOVE
E Use
DVD
SORTING
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8
F Press the Green button on the remote
control for { MOVE }.
A ‘navigator’ will appear on the menu,
it enables you to select the position
between the photos.
Alb0004
[BROWSER]
G Use
C Press
again to access the { PHOTO
ALBUMS } menu and use
keys to
select an album.
To change the album name and date
Select the album and press EDIT on the
remote control. Make the necessary
changes on the respective fields and press
OK and EDIT to exit the menu.
EDIT ALBUM INFO
EDIT
Toolbar
Edit Name
Edit Date
Set album name & date.
TIPS: Press BACK to go back to previous menu item.
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keys to move the
‘navigator’ around the menu and press
OK to confirm the position where you
want to insert the photo(s).
To rotate a photo
Select the photo in the menu and press
the Blue button for { ROTATE }.
To remove a photo from the album
Select the photo in the menu and press
the Red button on the remote control
for { REMOVE }.
English
Additional Playback Features (continued)
Searching forwards/
backwards
You can fast forward or fast reverse a
disc during playback and select a desired
search speed.
A During playback, hold down .
(reverse) or > (forward) until the
search speed status bar (-4X or 4X)
appears on the TV.
The sound will be muted.
Selecting another title/
chapter/ track
B Press the . (reverse) or >
When a disc contains more than one
track, title or chapter, you can change to
a different track, title or chapter as
follows.
C To resume normal playback, press
(forward) repeatedly to cycle through the
different search speed (-4X, -8X, -32X,
4X, 8X, 32X).
PLAY
.
During playback,
Press > to go to the next title/
chapter/track.
Press . to return to the start of the
current title/chapter/track. Pressing
. twice can return to the start of the
previous title/chapter/track.
OR
Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
input the title/chapter/track number.
OR
Press T/C on the remote control to
select “T” (title) or “C” (chapter), then
press . / > to select the title/
chapter number.
Pausing playback / slow
motion play
A During playback, press PAUSE Å to
pause playback and display a still picture.
B Hold down . (reverse) or >
(forward) until the slow motion status
bar (-1/8X or 1/8X) appears on the TV.
The sound will be muted.
C Press the . (reverse) or >
(forward) repeatedly to cycle through the
different slow motion speed (-1/8X, 1/4X, -1/2X, 1/8X, 1/4X, 1/2X).
D To resume normal playback, press
PLAY
.
TIPS: The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs.
Always refer to the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Additional Playback Features (continued)
English
During playback, you can press SYSTEM
on the remote control to display the
available playback options. These options
can be selected by pressing the matching
colour coded buttons on the remote
control.
[PLAY] [EDIT] [OK] = PLAY
SCAN
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
A-B
Scan disc
(for CD, VCD, DVD±R/±RW disc only)
This function allows you to preview the
first 10 seconds of each track on the disc.
A During playback, press the Red button
on the remote control.
The recorder skips to the next track
after 10 seconds of playback.
B To resume normal playback, press the
Red button again.
Shuffle play
Repeat play
The repeat play options vary depending
on the disc type.
A During playback, press the Yellow
button on the remote control to select
one of the repeat options.
Repeat chapter (DVD, DVD±R/±RW
only)
Repeat track/title
Repeat album/playlist (if applicable)
Repeat entire disc (video CD, audio
CD, DVD±R/±RW only)
B To cancel repeat playback, press the
Yellow button repeatedly until the
repeat mode is off or press STOP
.
Repeating a specific segment
(A-B)
You can repeat the playback of a specific
segment within a title/chapter track. To
do this, you must mark the start and end
of the segment you want.
(for CD, MP3 disc only)
Select shuffle play mode to allow the
recorder to randomly select and play
tracks on the disc.
A During playback, press the Blue button
A Press the Green button on the remote
B Press the Blue button again to mark the
control.
It will start play back of all the
chapters within the title in a random
order.
end of the segment.
A visual marker is placed on the
programme bar.
Playback skips to the start of the
marked segment. The segment is
repeated until the repeat mode is
cancelled.
B To cancel shuffle playback, press the
Green button again.
on the remote control.
This indicates that the start point has
been marked.
C To cancel repeat playback, press the
Blue button once again.
TIPS: The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs.
Always refer to the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Using the Toolbar options
Changing subtitle language
This operation works only on DVDs with
multiple subtitle languages. You can
change to the language you want while
playing DVD.
This function can also be accessed via the
Green button on the remote control
while in disc playback mode.
A Press
to select { Subtitle } and press
to enter its options.
B Press
A During playback, press SYSTEM on the
remote control.
The system setup menu appears.
B At { Toolbar }, press
to select
{ Options }.
The available options might differ
depending on the situation and disc type.
DVD-VIDEO-TITLE 04|CO1
Options
Toolbar
Subtitle
repeatedly until the language
you want is selected, then press to
confirm.
The languages may be numbered or
abbreviated, such as “En” for English.
Changing audio soundtrack
language
This operation works only on DVDs with
multiple soundtrack language, or VCDs
with multiple audio channel, or DVD±R/
±RW recorded with 5.1 multi-channel.
This function can also be accessed via the
Red button on the remote control while
in disc playback mode.
Audio
Angle
Zoom
Time search
[PLAY] [EDIT] [OK] = PLAY
SCAN
SHUFFLE
REPEAT
C Use
A-B
keys to select the setting you
want to adjust.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, that means the feature is not
available or cannot be changed in the
current state.
D To exit, press SYSTEM.
A Press
to select { Audio } and press
to enter its options.
B Press
repeatedly until the audio
language or soundtrack (Audio 1 or 2)
you want is selected, then press to
confirm.
The languages may be numbered or
abbreviated, such as “En” for English.
{ Audio 1 } option is for 5.1-channel
output and { Audio 2 } is for output
according to how the soundtrack was
encoded.
TIPS: The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs.
Always refer to the instructions supplied with the discs.
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English
Additional Playback Features (continued)
Additional Playback Features (continued)
English
Switching camera angles
Searching by time
This option is only available with DVDs
that contain sequences recorded from
different camera angles. This allows you
to view the picture from different angles.
A Press
to select { Angle } and press
to enter its options.
The camera angles available for
selection appear.
B Use
keys to select the camera
angle you want to switch to, then press
to confirm.
This option allows you to skip to a
specific point in the current disc.
A Press
to select { Time search } and
press to enter the time field (hours :
minutes : seconds).
B Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the time where playback should
start and press OK to confirm.
Playback skips to the time entered.
Zooming in
This option allows you to enlarge the
picture on the TV screen and to pan
through the enlarged picture.
A Press
to select { Zoom } and press
to enter zoom in mode.
The zoom status bar appears and
displays the zoom factor.
Zoom 2
END
ZOOM OUT
ZOOM IN
B Press the Blue button on the remote
control to zoom in or Yellow button to
zoom out.
C Use
keys to pan through the
zoomed picture.
D To exit zoom mode, press the Red
button.
TIPS: The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs.
Always refer to the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Changing the title name
Selecting the genre
Some TV channels transmit the name of
the programme. In this case, the
programme name will automatically be
stored when recording to the HDD.
Otherwise, only the programme number
and date/time of the recording will be
stored as title name.
You may select the genre type provided
in the list for easy and fast searching of a
recorded title.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control, then press repeatedly until
the { TITLES } and { INFO } menus
appear.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control, then press repeatedly until
the { TITLES } and { INFO } menus
appear.
B Use
keys to select a title and press
EDIT on the remote control.
The HDD edit menu appears.
HDD
HDD
TITLES
Title name
2/2
INFO
ABC 28.02.2005 13:01:00
EFG 31.03.2005 40:22:00
1-1
Genre
13:01:00
M4
28.02.2005
B Use
keys to select a title and press
EDIT on the remote control.
The HDD edit menu appears.
Sport
Video edit
C Select { Genre } in the menu and press
.
D Use
keys to select a genre type and
press OK to confirm.
HDD
Title name
P01 28.03.05 12:04
Genre
Video edit
C Select { Title name } in the menu and
press
D Use
.
CLEAR
keys to change the character/
number or make an entry by using the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9.
Use
keys to move to the
previous or next field.
To switch between upper and lower case
characters, press a/A on the remote
control.
To clear the title name, press the Red
button on the remote control for
{ CLEAR }.
E Press OK to confirm the changes.
TIPS: No editing can be carried out on a protected title, see page 54.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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English
Edit Recordings - Hard Disk
Edit Recordings - Hard Disk (continued)
English
This recorder allows you to edit the
video content after a recording has been
made. You can insert/delete chapter
markers or hide unwanted scenes.
When you play back a recording in video
edit mode, the entire recording will be
played back including the hidden scenes.
PAUSE
HDD
Video editing
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTER
CHAPTER
DIVIDE
HIDE
Video bar:
In the video bar, the record playback head
represents the actual position of the playback.
D Press the matching colour coded buttons
on the remote control to access the
options displayed at the bottom of the
menu.
{ NO CHAPTER }
Red button – Select this to erase all the
chapter markers in the current title.
A Press HDD-BROWSER on the remote
control, then press repeatedly until
the { TITLES } and { INFO } menus
appear.
B Use
keys to select a title and press
EDIT on the remote control.
The HDD edit menu appears.
HDD
Title name
Genre
Video edit
Editing
{ CHAPTER }
Green button – Select this to access
chapter editing menu.
{ DIVIDE }
Yellow button – Select this to divide the
recording into two separate titles.
{ HIDE } / { STOP HIDE }
Blue and Green buttons – Select this to
define the scene to hide.
{ SHOW } / { STOP SHOW }
Blue and Green buttons – Select this to
make the hidden scene visible.
E To exit, press EDIT.
In addition to the original title, the
edited title will be appeared with
symbol.
C Select { Video edit } in the menu and
press .
Playback will start automatically.
Helpful Hint:
– You can delete the edited title without
deleting the original title. However, if the
original title is being deleted, the edited title
will also be deleted.
TIPS: No editing can be carried out on a protected title, see page 54.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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Merge/split a specific chapter
within a recording
You can create a chapter by inserting
chapter marker (using the SPLIT option)
or remove a chapter marker (using the
MERGE option).
{ MERGE }
Select this to merge the current chapter
with the chapter before it.
If the chapter before it was a hidden
chapter, then the joined chapter will also
be hidden.
Title
A During HDD recording playback, press
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
EDIT on the remote control.
B Press the Green button on the remote
control for { CHAPTER }.
The chapter editing menu appears.
PAUSE
HDD
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTER
MERGE
CHAPTER
BACK
DIVIDE
HIDE
SPLIT
Chapter 1
(for example, chapter 2 is being selected)
{ BACK }
Select this to return to the previous
screen.
{ SPLIT }
Select this to insert a new chapter
marker at the current point of playback.
This will allow you to access a specific
point in the recording easily or set a
chapter you wish to hide (for example,
commercial scenes).
Title
C Hold down . / > keys or use
/ keys on the remote control to
search for the scene you want to edit,
then press PAUSE Å.
D Press the matching colour coded buttons
on the remote control to access the
options displayed at the bottom of the
menu.
Chapter 2 Chapter 3
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 1
Chapter Chapter
2a
2b
Chapter 3 Chapter 4
(for example, chapter 2 is being selected)
Helpful Hint:
– There is a limit on chapter markers that
can be stored within a title and on the hard
disk drive.
TIPS: No editing can be carried out on a protected title, see page 54.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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English
Edit Recordings - Hard Disk (continued)
Edit Recordings - Hard Disk (continued)
English
Dividing titles
Hiding unwanted scenes
You can divide a title into two or more
titles. You can use this function to
separate and delete undesired portions of
a recording, such as commercials.
WARNING!
Once a title has been divided, it
cannot be reversed.
A During HDD recording playback, press
EDIT on the remote control.
PAUSE
HDD
You can choose to hide certain scenes
for playback (e.g. skipping a commercial
scene) or make the hidden scene visible
again.
A During HDD recording playback, press
EDIT on the remote control.
B Hold down . / > keys or use
/ keys on the remote control to
search for the scene you want to edit,
then press PAUSE Å.
C Press the Blue button on the remote
control for { HIDE }.
It will set the start marker for hide.
PAUSE
HDD
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTER
CHAPTER
DIVIDE
HIDE
B Hold down . / > keys or use
/ keys on the remote control to
search for the scene you want to edit,
then press PAUSE Å.
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTER
CHAPTER
DIVIDE
STOP HIDE
HIDE
CANCEL
C Press the Yellow button on the remote
control for { DIVIDE }.
A new title and new Index Picture will
be created from the current point of
playback.
Title1
Title1
Title2
Title 2
Title 3
(for example, title 1 is being selected)
D Hold down > key on the remote
control to search for the end of the
scene to hide, then press the Green
button for { STOP HIDE }.
It will set the end marker for hide.
The ‘hidden’ area will be marked in
blue.
Otherwise, cancel the operation by
pressing the Blue button on the remote
control for { CANCEL }.
E To exit, press EDIT.
TIPS: No editing can be carried out on a protected title, see page 54.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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Showing the hidden scene
Deleting all chapter markers
A During HDD recording playback, press
EDIT on the remote control.
While in video editing mode, the
hidden chapter will play.
During recording, the chapter marker is
set automatically at a specific interval if
the function is active (see page 38).
You can choose to delete all the chapter
markers when the recording has finished.
PAUSE
HDD
A During HDD recording playback, press
EDIT on the remote control.
Hidden
scenes
PAUSE
HDD
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTER
CHAPTER
STOP SHOW
DIVIDE
SHOW
CANCEL
B Press the Blue button on the remote
control for { SHOW }, it will mark the
beginning of scene to show.
C Hold down > key on the remote
control to search for the end of the
scene to show, then press the Green
button for { STOP SHOW }.
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTER
CHAPTER
DIVIDE
HIDE
B Press the Red button on the remote
control for { NO CHAPTER }, it will
delete all the chapter markers in the
current title.
Otherwise, cancel the operation by
pressing the Blue button on the remote
control for { CANCEL }.
Helpful Hints:
– All the hidden chapters will be played back
while in video editing mode.
– The selection of scenes to hide or show
can only be done within a title.
TIPS: No editing can be carried out on a protected title, see page 54.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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English
Edit Recordings - Hard Disk (continued)
Edit Recordings - Recordable DVD
English
About editing recordable
DVDs
This recorder offers various disc edit
options. You can change the disc content
and settings of a recorded DVD from the
editing menu. If a DVD±R has been
finalised, it cannot be edited. The edited
contents may not be available if you play
the disc on another DVD player.
Index Picture screen
The Index Picture screen shows your
recordings on a recordable DVD. It
should appear on the TV once you load a
recordable DVD or when playback is
stopped.
A
TITLES
2-2
Static lights
The Pianist
The island of lost dream
Lord of the Rings, The T
Habla Con Ella
The Ring
...
00:22:08
SPP
14:01:03
B
01:20:00
SPP
21:02:03
00:32:02
SPP
28:06:03
C
An Index Picture screen represents each
recording information saved :
A The title’s Index Picture.
B The length of recording, recording mode
and date of recording
C The title’s name (or channel number and
The displayed options in the editing menu
differ depending on the situation and disc
type.
– Change disc name
– Make DVD compatible (DVD±RW
only)
– Finalise disc (DVD±R only)
– Change title name
– Video editing
date)
Helpful Hint:
– If the disc is not recorded from this
recorder, the format of Index Picture screen
might be different. You have to adapt the
disc menu to the format of this recorder
before editing, see page 76.
+RW
Disc name
Compatible
Finalise
Title name
Video edit
CLEAR
TIPS: No further recording and editing can be carried out on a finalised DVD±R.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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Deleting recordings/titles
You can delete a specific title from the
disc. However, for DVD±R discs, the
deleted space cannot be used for further
recordings.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu,
then press .
B Use
keys to select a title from the
menu.
Protecting the recorded titles
(DVD±RW)
You can choose to protect the recorded
title on a DVD±RW in order to prevent
the recordings from being accidentally
erased or edited.
A Insert a recorded DVD±RW into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu,
then press .
B Use
keys to select a title from the
menu.
TITLES
2-2
Static lights
The Pianist
The island of lost dream
Lord of the Rings, The T
Habla Con Ella
The Ring
...
DELETE
00:22:08
SPP
14:01:03
01:20:00
SPP
21:02:03
00:32:02
SPP
28:06:03
PROTECT
C Press the Blue button on the remote
control for { PROTECT }.
Once the title has been protected, the
Blue button option will change to
{ UNPROTECT }. Select this to cancel
the protect setting if required.
DELETE
PROTECT
UNPROTECT
C Press the Red button on the remote
control for { DELETE }.
D A warning message appears. Press OK on
the remote control to proceed.
For DVD±RW disc, ‘Empty Title’ will
appear in the Index Picture screen where
the title was deleted. The empty space
can be used for new recordings.
For DVD±R disc, ‘Deleted title’ will
appear in the Index Picture screen where
the title was deleted. During playback,
the deleted title will be skipped.
Otherwise, select { Cancel } in the menu
and press OK to abort the operation.
TIPS: No further recording and editing can be carried out on a finalised DVD±R.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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Edit Recordings - Recordable DVD (continued)
Edit Recordings - Recordable DVD (continued)
English
Changing the disc/title name
The original disc/title name is generated
automatically by the recorder. You can
change the disc/title name by following
the steps below.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
The editing menu appears.
C Use
keys to select { Disc name }
or { Title name } in the menu.
D Use
keys to change the character/
number or make an entry by using the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9.
Use
keys to move to the
previous or next field.
To switch between upper and lower case
characters, press a/A on the remote
control.
E Press OK to confirm the changes.
Making the edited DVD±RW
compatible
The edited DVD±RW may still display
the original titles or hidden scenes when
played back on other DVD players. This
function allows you to make an edited
DVD±RW compatible with other players.
A Insert a recorded DVD±RW into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
The editing menu appears.
C Use
keys to select { Compatible }
in the menu and press OK to confirm.
If the option is not available for
selection, it means that the disc is already
compatible.
Finalising the DVD±R for
playback
It is necessary to finalise a DVD±R disc
before you can play it on another DVD
player. Otherwise, the DVD±R will only
play back on this recorder.
After a DVD±R disc has been
finalised, no further recordings or
editing can be made to it. Make sure
that you have completed all the
recordings and editing before
finalising the disc.
A Insert a recorded DVD±R into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu,
then press .
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
The edit menu appears.
C Use
keys to select { Finalise } in
the menu and press OK to confirm.
D A warning message appears. To proceed,
press OK on the remote control.
Finalisation may take more than 30
minutes, depending on the length of
recordings.
Do not try to open the disc tray or
turn the power off as this may render the
disc unusable.
Otherwise, select { Cancel } in the menu
and press OK to abort the operation.
TIPS: No further recording and editing can be carried out on a finalised DVD±R.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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E Press the matching colour coded buttons
Video editing
This recorder allows you to edit the video
content after a recording has been made.
You can add/delete chapter marker or
hide unwanted scenes.
on the remote control to access the
options displayed at the bottom of the
menu.
Title
Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter
chapter markers
When you play back a recording in video
edit mode, the entire recording will be
played back including the hidden scenes.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Otherwise, press HDD-BROWSER
and select { Disc Tray } in the menu,
then press .
B Use
keys to select a title and press
to start playback.
PLAY
C Hold down . / > keys or use
/ keys on the remote control to
search for the scene you want to edit,
then press PAUSE Å.
D Press EDIT on the remote control.
The video editing menu appears.
PAUSE
+RW | SHREK | EDIT MODE
{ NO CHAPTER }
Red button – Select this to erase all the
chapter markers in the current title.
{ CHAPTER }
Green button – Select this to access
chapter editing menu.
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTERS
MERGE
CHAPTER
BACK
TITLE
SPLIT
HIDE
HIDE
{ MERGE }
Select this to merge the current chapter
with the chapter before it.
Note: If the two chapters were hidden,
then the joined chapter will also be hidden.
{ BACK }
Select this to return to the previous
screen.
{ SPLIT }
Select this to insert a new chapter marker
at the current point of playback. This will
allow you to access a specific point in the
recording easily or set a chapter you wish
to hide.
00:01:02
00:00
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTERS
CHAPTER
TITLE
HIDE
{ HIDE } / { SHOW }
Select this to hide or show the current
chapter. During playback, the hidden
chapter will be skipped.
TIPS: No further recording and editing can be carried out on a finalised DVD±R.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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Edit Recordings - Recordable DVD (continued)
Edit Recordings - Recordable DVD (continued)
English
{ TITLE }
Yellow button – Select this to access title
editing menu.
[EDIT] = Exit
NO CHAPTERS
DIVIDE
CHAPTER
TITLE
BACK
HIDE
INDEX PIC.
{ DIVIDE } - for DVD±RW only
Select this to create a new title from the
current point of playback. The existing title
will be divided into two titles.
Warning! Once a title has been divided, it
cannot be reversed.
{ BACK }
Select this to return to the previous screen.
{ INDEX PIC }
Select this to use the current scene as the
Index Picture.
Note: In the Index Picture screen, normally
the first frame of a recording is shown as
the title’s Index Picture.
{ HIDE } / { SHOW }
Blue button – Select this to hide or show
the current chapter.
Helpful Hints:
– All the hidden chapters will be played back
while in video editing mode.
– The selection of scenes to hide or show can
only be done within a title.
– There is a limit on chapter markers that
can be stored within a title and the hard disk
drive.
TIPS: No further recording and editing can be carried out on a finalised DVD±R.
Press BACK to go back to previous menu item. Press EDIT to exit the menu.
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Recorder Preferences
DV Specials
Preferences
Date
Time
see page 76
Sound
Preferences
Sound mode
see page 76
Night mode
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control.
The system setup menu appears.
B Press
to select { Preferences } and
press repeatedly to view the available
setup options, then press
to access.
Disc
Preferences
Recording DV Specials Sound Disc Access
Preferences
Adapt menu
Delete all
see page 76
Setup
C Select the setting you wish to change and
press . Once you have changed the
setting, press OK to confirm and back to
the previous selected item.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, that means the feature is not
available or cannot be changed in the
current state.
D To exit, press SYSTEM.
Access
Preferences
Child lock
see page 77
Change pin
Features
Preferences
Auto resume
see page 77
Note:
For { Recording }, see page 38.
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System Menu Options
System Menu Options (continued)
English
DV Specials settings
Set the date and time for DV camcorder recording update functions.
Once it has been set, the date and time will be updated automatically after
a DV camcorder recording.
Date
{ 00 - 00 - 0000 } – Use
keys to set the day, month and year,
press to move to the next digit field. Once
complete, press OK.
Time
{ 00 : 00 : 00 }
– Use
keys to set the hours, minutes and
seconds, press to move to the next digit field.
Once complete, press OK.
Sound settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Sound mode
This setting is only required if you used the recorder’s AUDIO OUT L/R
sockets to connect other audio/video device.
{ Stereo }
– Select this to hear the sound from the left and right
audio channels. Use this setting when this recorder
is connected to a TV or Stereo system.
{ Surround }
– Select this if the connected audio/video device is
compatible with Dolby Surround. Dolby Digital and
MPEG-2 multi-channel are mixed to a Dolby
Surround compatible two-channel output signal.
Night mode
This mode optimises playback of sound at low volume. High volume
outputs will be softened and low volume outputs are brought upward to
an audible level.
{ On }
– Turns on night mode.
{ Off }
– Turns off night mode feature. Selects this to enjoy the
surround sound with its full dynamic range.
Disc settings
Adapt menu
If a DVD±RW has been recorded in a computer drive or in another
recorder, the Picture Index screen may not be displayed correctly. This
feature allows you to change the format of the disc to the ‘Philips’ type.
Once you press OK, a message to confirm your action will appear on the
TV.
Delete all
Select this to delete all the recordings from the current recordable DVD.
Once you press OK, a message to confirm your action will appear on the
TV.
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System Menu Options (continued)
Access settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
You will be prompted to enter the four-digit pin code.
– When doing this for the first time, use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9
on the remote control to enter any four-digit pin code you prefer.
– If you forget your four-digit pin code, key in ‘1504’. Then enter any
four-digit you prefer and enter the same pin code again to confirm it.
Childlock
With this feature, you can prevent children from viewing certain discs or
the recorded titles in the HDD. When this feature is enabled, it will
appear as { CHILDLOCK } at the bottom of the coloured options screen
whenever you select a title in the content menu. You can press the
Yellow button on the remote control to set the childlock on or off.
Note: This recorder can memorise settings for 50 discs.
{ On }
– Turns on child lock function.
A four-digit pin code must be entered in order to play
the locked disc or title in the HDD.
{ Off }
– All discs can be played.
Change pin
Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter your new four-digit pin code.
You must enter the same pin code again to confirm it.
To cancel your change, press
to select { Cancel } in the menu and
press OK on the remote control.
Enter PIN of your choice
This will be used to access locked features.
Pin Code
####
Cancel
Features settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Auto resume
With this feature, you can resume playback of the disc from its last
stopped point. This applies to the last 20 DVDs and Video CDs you
played.
{ Off }
– The disc will always start from the beginning when you
load a disc or start playback.
{ On }
– Turns on auto resume mode.
When playback stopped, the content menu will appear.
To resume playback, press OK while selecting the title
in the menu.
Note: Pressing PLAY will cancel the resume mode and start
playback from the beginning of the disc.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Recorder Setup
System
Setup
Second RC
Before you start...
Mark the contents in the temporary HDD
storage (time shift buffer) for which you
wish to record to the HDD, see page 36.
Otherwise, all the contents will be cleared
when you access the { Setup } option.
OSD
Off
Full
Display
Bright
Skip interval
mm : ss
see page 79
Time-date
Setup
Clock preset
Time
see page 80
Date
Analogue Ch.
Setup
Auto search
see page
81~82
Follow TV
Sort
Favourites
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control.
The system setup menu appears.
Digital Ch.
Setup
Video fav.
Radio fav.
see page 83
Sort video
B Press
repeatedly to select { Setup }
and press .
A warning message appears. Press OK
to continue or select { No } in the menu
to abort the operation.
Playback will pause.
System Time-date Analogue Ch. Video output
Sort radio
Video output
Setup
TV shape
Black level
see page 84
Horizontal
Video output
Progressive
Setup
C Press
repeatedly to view the available
setup options, then press
to access.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, that means the feature is not
available or cannot be changed in the
current state.
Audio output
Setup
Digital output
see page 85
Audio input
Setup
PCM encoding
see page 85
D To exit, press SYSTEM.
Language
Set up
Menu
Audio
Subtitle
Subtitle type
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System Menu Options (continued)
System settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Second RC
{ On }
{ Off }
– Enables control of this recorder with a second
remote control (not supplied).
– Disables second RC control function.
OSD
Select the level of On-screen display information.
{ Full }
– Complete information is always displayed during
use.
{ Reduced }
– The help text and colour button bar will be
removed from the display.
{ Normal }
– The help-text will be removed from the menu.
Display
Select the brightness of the recorder display panel.
{ Bright }
– Normal brightness.
{ Dimmed }
– Medium brightness.
{ Off }
– Turns off the display.
Jump forward
Set the amount of time you want to skip ahead in tuner mode when you
press the JUMP-FWD button on the remote control, press OK to
confirm the setting. The maximum setting is 59 minutes and 59 seconds.
Jump back
Set the amount of time you want to skip backwards in tuner mode when
you press the JUMP-BACK button on the remote control, press OK to
confirm the setting. The maximum setting is 59 minutes and 59 seconds
PBC
Play Back Control feature is only applicable for VCD/SVCD only. It allows
you to play Video CDs (2.0) interactively, following the menu on the
display.
{ Off }
– The VCD/SVCD will skip the index menu and
playback directly from the beginning.
{ On }
– The index menu (if available) will appear on the TV
once you insert a VCD/SVCD.
Note: This option is not visible unless a VCD/SVCD is in the disc tray.
Version Info
This is only an information screen that shows the current version of
software installed in your recorder. You may require this information for
future online software upgrades.
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English
Time-Date settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Clock preset
Time
Date
80
The time/date can be set automatically on this recorder if the stored TV
channel transmits a time signal.
{ Auto }
– The recorder will automatically detect the first
available channel which is transmitting the time/date
information.
{ PXX }
– Select the TV channel to use for transmitting
(preset number)
the time/date information.
{ Off }
– Select this before setting the time/date manually.
If the time/date is incorrect, you must manually set the time/date here.
{ 00 : 00 }
– Use
keys to set the hours and minutes, press
to move to the next digit field. Once complete,
press OK.
{ 31-01-2006 }
– Use
keys to set the day, month and year,
press to move to the next digit field. Once
complete, press OK.
Analogue Channel settings
Analogue Ch.
Setup
Auto search
Follow TV
Sort
Favourites
Although this recorder selects all the available analogue TV channels
during basic installation, you may want to repeat the process later if more
channels become available in your area or if you are reinstalling the
recorder.
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control. Select { Setup } in the menu
and press repeatedly to select { Analogue Ch. }.
B Press
press
repeatedly to select the following settings in the menu and
to enter its options.
Auto search
Press OK on the remote control to start the automatic TV channel
search process and replace all previously stored analogue TV channels.
This process may take several minutes.
Follow TV
This feature is only available if you have connected this recorder to your
TV using the EXT1 TO TV-I/O scart socket. It allows you to change the
order of the TV channels (analogue only) stored in your recorder to
match the order on the TV.
1) Press OK to confirm the message on the TV, ‘TV 01’ will appear on
the display panel. Use the TV’s remote control to select
programme number {1} at your TV, then press OK on the recorder’s
remote control.
– If the recorder finds the same TV channel as on the TV, it stores it
as ‘P01’. ‘TV 02’ will then appear on the display panel.
– If no video signal is received from the TV, ‘NO TV’ will appear.
2) Use the TV’s remote control to select programme number {2} at
your TV, then press OK on the recorder’s remote control.
Repeat the above steps until you have assigned all the TV channels.
Sort
According to your preference, you can change the order of the stored TV
channels.
001
ARD
004
TELET
004
CHAN
002
TELET
005
CHAN
005
RTL4
003
ORF2 ---ORF2
006
RTL4
006
ORF2
004
TELET
007
SBS6
007
SBS6
ORF2
1) Use
keys to select the TV channel that you want to move and
press OK to confirm.
2) Use
keys to shift the TV channel to the desired position and
press OK to place the TV channel at the current position.
Favourites
Favourites
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
NBC
Press OK to mark your favourite TV channels for quick access by using
the channel up/down button on the remote control.
– The TV channels can be accessed using the
CHANNEL + − on the remote control.
– The TV channels can only be accessed by pressing
the corresponding number button on the remote
control.
MTV
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System Menu Options (continued)
System Menu Options (continued)
English
Analogue Channel settings - manual search
In some cases, not all of the available TV channels may have been found
and stored during basic installation. In this case, you will need to search
for and store the missing or coded TV channels manually.
Analogue Ch.
Setup
Entry mode
MHz
Entry
167.5 MHz
Preset
P 04
Preset name
RTL4
Decoder
Off
TV system
PAL-BG
Nicam
Off
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control. Select { Setup } in the menu
and press repeatedly to select { Analogue Ch. }.
B Press
press
On
On
repeatedly to select the following settings in the menu and
to enter its options.
Fine t une
STORE
SEARCH
Entry Mode
Select manual search based on channel allocation or frequency entry
{ Channel, S. Channel (Special channel), MHz (frequency) }.
Note: S. Channel refers to specified hyperband channels.
Entry
– Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter the frequency/channel
number, press OK and the Green button for { STORE }.
OR
– Press the Blue button on the remote control for { SEARCH }, once
you have found the correct frequency/channel, press the Green
button for { STORE }.
Preset
Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter the preset channel number
for the channel to store (e.g., ‘01’), press OK and the Green button for
{ STORE }.
Preset name
Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to enter the preset channel name,
press OK and the Green button for { STORE }.
All channels can have a name of up to four characters.
Decoder
If the current TV channel is transmitted by coded TV signals that can only
be viewed properly with a decoder which is connected to the
EXT2 AUX-I/O socket, you need to activate the connected decoder.
{ On }
– Select this to allocate the connected decoder to this
TV channel.
{ Off }
– Turns off the decoder feature.
TV system
Set the TV system that produces the least distortion of picture and sound.
See last page “TV System Guide” for more information.
NICAM
NICAM is a digital sound transmission system. It can transmit either one
stereo channel or two separate mono channels.
{ On }
– Improves the sound transmission of the TV channel.
{ Off }
– Select this if the reception is poor and the sound is
distorted.
Finetune
Select this to fine-tune the TV channel manually if the reception is poor.
Use
keys to adjust the frequency and press OK to confirm.
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Digital Channel settings
Although this recorder selects all the available digital TV channels during
basic installation, you may want to repeat the process later if more
channels become available in your area or if you are reinstalling the
recorder. It also allows you to adapt the digital TV and radio channels to
your personal preference.
Digital Ch.
Setup
Video fav.
Radio fav.
Sort video
Sort radio
A Press SYSTEM on the remote control. Select { Setup } in the menu
and press repeatedly to select { Digital Ch. }.
Digital Ch.
Setup
B Press
press
Digital install
Update install
Full install
Check signal
repeatedly to select the following settings in the menu and
to enter its options.
Video Fav./Radio Fav.
Press OK to mark your favourite digital TV/radio channels for quick
access by using the channel up/down button on the remote control.
– The TV/radio channels can be accessed by using the
CHANNEL + − on the remote control.
– The TV/radio channels can only be accessed by
pressing the corresponding number button on the
remote control.
Sort video/Sort radio
According to your preference, you can change the order of the stored TV/
radio channels.
001
ARD
004
TELET
004
CHAN
002
TELET
005
CHAN
005
RTL4
003
ORF2 ---ORF2
006
RTL4
006
ORF2
004
TELET
007
SBS6
007
SBS6
ORF2
1) Use
keys to select the TV/radio channel that you want to move
and press OK to confirm.
2) Use
keys to shift the TV/radio channel to the desired position
and press OK to swap the TV/radio channel with the TV/radio
channel at the current position.
Note: During sorting, the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 on the remote
control can be used to select a preset number.
Updt Install
This adds only the new channels to your existing preset list, after the last
free preset position. New channels refer to the channels that are
currently not installed. Press OK to start new channels search and install.
Full Install
Press OK to start digital channels search and install. It will replace all
previously stored digital TV/radio channels.
Check Signal
Press OK to display signal strength and quality information of the digital
tuner. It will help to find the best position of antenna.
Use
keys to change the frequency or channel number and press
OK to check the signal quality. Position the antenna at the area where
the maximum signal quality is reached.
CHECK DIGITAL SIGNAL QUALITY
Check the antenna connections and position.
Position the antenna to reach best signal quality.
Frequency
Go back
Signal strength
Signal quality
222.22
Low
Low
High
High
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System Menu Options (continued)
System Menu Options (continued)
English
Video Output settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
TV Shape
The picture shape can be adjusted to fit your TV.
{ 4:3 Letterbox } – For a ‘wide-screen’ display with
black bars on the top and bottom.
{ 4:3 PanScan }
– For a full-height picture with the
sides trimmed.
{ 16:9 }
– For wide-screen TV
(frame ratio 16:9).
Black Level
Adapts the colour dynamic for NTSC disc.
{ Normal }
– Normal colour contrast.
{ Enhanced }
– Improves the colour contrast and brightens the
picture of an NTSC-compatible DVD.
Horizontal
Use
keys to adjust the horizontal position of the picture on your TV
screen, press OK to confirm the setting.
Video Output
Chooses the type of video output that matches the video connection
between this recorder and your TV.
{ RGB•CVBS } – For RGB or CVBS connection.
{ S-Video }
– For S-Video connection.
Progressive
Before enabling the progressive scan feature, you must ensure that your
TV can accept progressive signals (a progressive scan TV is required) and
you have connected the recorder to your TV using the Y Pb Pr (see page
18).
{ On }
– Turns on progressive scan mode.
{ Off }
– Disables the progressive scan mode.
Note: If no picture appears, wait for 15 seconds for auto recovery.
Otherwise, turn off the progressive scan as below:
1) Disconnect the recorder’s ~MAINS from the power supply.
2) Hold down . on the recorder whilst reconnecting its ~MAINS to
the power supply.
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Audio Output settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Digital output
This setting is only required if you are using the recorder’s COAXIAL/
OPTICAL OUT socket to connect other audio/video device.
{ All }
– Select this if the connected device has a built-in MultiChannel decoder that supports one of the multichannel audio format (Dolby Digital, MPEG-2).
{ PCM }
– Select this if the connected device is not capable of
decoding multi-channel audio. The system will convert
the Dolby Digital and MPEG-2 multi-channel signals to
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation).
{ Off }
– Select this to deactivate the digital audio output. For
example, if you use the AUDIO OUT sockets to
connect this recorder to a TV or Stereo system.
Audio Input settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
PCM Encoding
Select this if the connected device is not capable of decoding multichannel audio. The system will convert the Dolby Digital and MPEG-2
multi-channel signals to PCM (Pulse Code Modulation).
{ On }
– Select this to enable the PCM. All audio signals are
downmixed to linear PCM (2-channel).
{ Off }
– Select this to disable the PCM.
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System Menu Options (continued)
System Menu Options (continued)
English
Language settings
Menu
Select the menu language for this recorder’s on-screen display. This setting
will be taken from the basic installation.
Audio
Select the preferred audio language for DVD playback and Digital
Terrestrial Tuner (DTT) reception.
Subtitle
Select the preferred subtitle language for DVD playback and Digital
Terrestrial Tuner (DTT) reception.
Subtitle type
Digital Terrestrial Tuner (DTT) reception may carry multiple subtitle types.
Select the subtitle type you want to be shown.
– No subtitles are displayed on the screen.
{ Off }
– Normal subtitles are shown.
{ Normal }
{ Hard of hearing } – Display special subtitles. For example,
descriptions for sound and action.
Helpful Hints:
– If the selected audio/subtitle language is not available on the disc, the disc’s
default language will be used instead.
– For some DVDs, the subtitle/audio language can only be changed via the DVD
disc menu.
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Setting up Progressive Scan
feature
(for Progressive Scan TV only)
The progressive scan displays twice the
number of frames per second than
interlaced scanning (ordinary normal TV
system). With nearly double the number
of lines, progressive scan offers higher
picture resolution and quality.
Before you start...
– Ensure that you have connected this
recorder to a progressive scan TV using
the Y Pb Pr connection (see page 18).
– Ensure that you have completed the
basic installation and set-up.
A Turn on the TV to the correct
programme number for the recorder
(e.g. ‘EXT’, ‘0’, ‘AV’).
B Turn on the recorder and press
SYSTEM on the remote control.
The system setup menu appears.
E Read the instructions on the TV and
confirm your action by pressing OK.
The setup is now completed and you
can start to enjoy the high quality picture.
Otherwise, select { Cancel } and press
OK to go back to the previous menu.
F To exit the menu, press SYSTEM.
If no picture is displayed:
A Disconnect the recorder’s ~MAINS from
the power supply.
B Hold down . on the recorder whilst
reconnecting its ~MAINS to the power
supply.
Helpful Hint:
– There are some progressive scan TVs that
are not fully compatible with this unit,
resulting in an unnatural picture when
playing back a DVD VIDEO disc in the
progressive scan mode. In such a case, turn
off the progressive scan feature on both the
recorder and your TV.
C Press
to select { Setup } and press
to select { Video output }.
A warning message appears. Press
OK to continue.
Video output
Setup
TV shape
Black level
Horizontal
Video output
Progressive
Copyright notice
The making of unauthorised copies of
copy-protected material, including
computer programmes, files, broadcasts
and sound recordings, may be
infringement of copyrights and constitute
a criminal offence. This equipment
should not be used for such purposes.
On
D Press
to highlight { Progressive } and
press to access. Press
to select
{ On }.
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General Information
Frequently Asked Questions
English
What kind of disc should I use for
recording?
You can only record on DVD±R,
DVD±RW or DVD+R DL discs.
DVD±R/±RW is the most compatible
recordable DVD format in the market
today. They are fully compatible with
most of the existing DVD-Video players
and DVD-ROM drives in computers.
What is the capacity of a DVD±R
and DVD±RW?
4.7GB, or equivalent to six CDs. You can
store only one hour of recording on a
single disc at the highest quality (DVD
standard) and about 8 hours recording at
the lowest quality (VHS standard).
What is the difference between
DVD±R and DVD±RW?
DVD±R is “recordable” and DVD±RW is
“erasable” and “rewritable”. With a
DVD±R, you can record multiple
sessions on the same disc. But when the
disc is full, you cannot record any more
on the disc. The DVD±RW allows you to
record over the same disc literally
hundreds of times.
What is DV IN socket?
DV (Digital Video) IN socket on this
recorder is an i.LINK-compliant input
socket. You can connect a DV-equipped
camcorder to this recorder using a single
DV cable for copying digital video, digital
audio and data.
– This recorder is only compatible with DVformat (DVC-SD) camcorders. Digital satellite
tuners and Digital VHS video recorders are
not compatible.
– You cannot connect more than one DV
camcorder at a time to this recorder.
– You cannot control this recorder from
external equipment connected via the DV IN
socket.
– It is not possible to record the contents
from this recorder to your DV camcorder via
the DV IN socket.
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Can I copy a VHS tape or DVD
from an external player?
Yes, but only if the VHS tape or DVD is
not copy protected.
What are Titles and Chapters?
A DVD disc contains Titles and Chapters,
which are similar to the Titles and
Chapters of a book. A Title is often a
complete movie and is broken down into
Chapters, or individual scenes from the
movies.
Title
Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter
chapter markers
Programmes are recorded as a single
title. They may consist of one chapter or
a few chapters within a title, depending
on the recording settings.
How do I set up Titles and
Chapters?
The recorder will automatically create a
new Title every time you start a new
recording. You can then add Chapters to
these recordings manually or have them
automatically inserted at a specific
intervals.
What does “finalising” a disc do?
Finalising a disc locks the disc so it can no
longer be recorded. This is only required
for DVD±R. It will then be compatible
with virtually any DVD player. To
remove a disc without finalising it, simply
stop recording and eject the disc. You
will still be able to record on the disc if
there is storage space for more
recordings.
How good is the quality of the
recording?
There are a few picture quality levels to
choose from, ranging from “HQ” (1 hour
recording at high quality) to “SEP” (8
hours recording at VHS quality) on a
recordable DVD.
Record Mode
HQ (high quality)
SP (standard play)
SPP (standard play plus)
LP (long play)
EP (extended play)
SLP (super long play)
SEP (super extended play)
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1
2
2.5
3
4
6
8
1 hr 55 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
5 hrs 30 mins
7 hrs 20 mins
11 hrs 5 mins
14 hrs 45 mins
Some recordings listed on the HDD
menu cannot be played or copied to
disc.
Some TV broadcasts or videos from
external device that are recorded to this
recorder may contain copy protection
signals. Such material cannot be played
back from the HDD or copied to a
recordable DVD.
The copy-protected recordings are
marked with the icon C in the HDD
menu. They are either fully protected
(copy never) or partially protected (copy
once). For partially protected recording,
playback is possible but once copied to a
recordable DVD, the recording will be
removed from the HDD.
What is DVB?
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a
standard for digital television maintained
by the DVB Project. This recorder has
an integrated digital TV tuner (DVB-T)
that enables reception of free digital
video and radio broadcasts via a
terrestrial antenna. It offers the best
possible digital audio and video quality.
More stations can be transmitted in the
same frequency band and additional
media services such as city guides, webcontent are possible. The number of
these free-to-air stations might vary from
country to country.
What is 5.1-channel recording?
Digital 5.1-channel recording lets you
capture the original sound from digital
multi-channel sources such as the Cable
Box/Satellite Receiver, when you record
a video that produces the full cinema
sound experience (Dolby Digital, DTS
surround or DTS ES, Dolby Digital EX).
5.1-channel recording is only possible in
HQ and SP recording mode.
What is MHEG?
Multimedia and Hypermedia information
coding Expert Group is the ISO/IEC/
JTC1SC 29 working group, which
provides standards for the coded
representation of multimedia hypermedia
information objects that are interchanged
among applications and services using a
variety of media. The objects define the
structure of a multimedia hypermedia
presentation.
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Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
Software Upgrade
English
Installing the latest software
Periodically Philips will issue software
upgrades to enhance your user
experience.
IMPORTANT!
Power supply must not be interrupted
during upgrade!
System
Setup
Jump forward
mm : ss
Jump back
mm : ss
Version Info
A Get the version information of this
recorder by pressing SYSTEM on the
remote control and select { Setup } >
{ System } > { Version Info } in the
menu.
Write down the information for your
current software version.
B Visit the Philips website ‘www.philips.
com/support’ to check the availability of
the latest software upgrade. Download
the software to a CD-R.
C Press OPEN CLOSE ç on the front of
the recorder to open the disc tray.
D Insert the CD-R and press
OPEN CLOSE ç again.
The software will start to install on
the recorder automatically.
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Troubleshooting
English
WARNING!
Under no circumstances should you try to repair the system yourself, as this
will invalidate the warranty. Do not open the system as there is a risk of
electric shock.
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the system for
repair. If you are unable to remedy a problem by following these hints, consult
your dealer or Philips for help.
Problem (General)
Solution
No power.
– Press the STANDBY-ON button on the front of the recorder to
turn on the system.
– Make sure the AC outlet has power.
The message “IS THE TV
ON?” appears on the display
panel.
– This recorder will not operate until you complete the first
installation. Read chapter “Step 3: Installation and Set-up” for
details.
The buttons on the recorder
do not work.
– There is a technical problem. Disconnect the recorder from the
power outlet for 30 seconds, then connect again. If the recorder
still will not operate, then reset it to the default factory settings :
1) Disconnect the recorder from the power outlet.
2) Press and hold down STANDBY-ON button on the front of
the recorder while reconnecting to the power outlet.
3) Release STANDBY-ON button when “STARTING” appears
on the display.
4) Wait until the recorder’s demo start scrolling on the display,
press STANDBY-ON again to turn on the recorder.
All the information stored in the memory (programmes,
time) will be cleared. The first basic installation menu will be
displayed on the TV.
Remote control does not
work.
– Aim the remote control directly at the sensor on the front of
this recorder (not towards TV). If the recorder receives a signal
from the remote control, the icon D will appear on the display.
– Remove any obstacles between this recorder and the remote
control.
– Batteries are weak, replace the batteries.
No picture.
– Turn on your TV and set to the correct Video In channel for the
recorder. You may go to Channel 1 on your TV, then press the
channel down button on your TV’s remote control until you see
the TV programme.
– Check the video connection between this recorder and the TV.
– It may be due to the recorder’s video output setting not being
matched to the video connection. You can reset the recorder as
below :
1) Disconnect the recorder’s ~MAINS from the power supply.
2) Hold down . on the recorder whilst reconnecting its
~MAINS to the power supply.
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Problem (General)
Solution
No sound.
– Check the recorder audio connection. Read chapter “Basic
Recorder Connections - Connecting the audio cables” for
details.
– Set the Analogue output or Digital output correctly, based on
the device you have connected to this recorder. Read chapter
“System Menu Options - Audio Output settings” for details.
No TV signal received from
the recorder.
– Have your aerial or cable TV signal checked.
– Install the TV channel. Read chapter “System Menu Options Analogue Channel settings - Auto Search” for details.
The message ‘Disc contains
unknown data’ appears.
– This message may appear if you insert a disc that was not
finalised or contains junk data. DVD±Rs that have not been
finalised are very sensitive to fingerprints, dust, or dirt. This may
cause problems during recording. To use the disc again, do the
following :
1) Make sure that the surface of the disc is clean.
2) Press OPEN/CLOSE on this recorder to open the disc tray.
3) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
4) Hold down button number {5} on the remote control until
the tray closes. This recorder will start the repair process.
5) If the disc is recovered, the Picture Index screen will appear.
Please observe the following:
– Error during recording : The title may be missing.
– Error while changing the title/Index Picture: The original title/
Index Picture may be visible.
– Error while finalising : The disc appears not to have been
finalised.
The message ‘NO SIGNAL’
appears.
– Check that the cable is plugged in firmly.
– If a recording is made from a video recorder, change the
tracking on the video recorder.
– This recorder may not be able to recognise the video input
signal if this signal is poor or does not comply with relevant
standards.
‘X’ appears at the bottom of
the TV screen.
– No aerial signal received for the current channel or no video
signal received from the external input channel (EXT1, EXT2,
CAM1 or CAM2).
– Check the antenna connection.
– Check the connection and turn on the connected device.
EPG (GUIDE Plus+) data is
not available
– To use the EPG, the analogue tuner has to be installed. Installing
only the digital tuner will result in no EPG service information.
– Turn off the recorder to standby mode for at least 24 hours. It
will enable downloading of TV listings data.
– Make sure that no timer recording is programmed during this
timing, as it will interrupt the EPG downloading.
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Troubleshooting (continued)
Solution
English
Problem (Playback)
Disc will not play.
– Insert the disc with the label facing up.
– The child lock is on. Read chapter “System Menu Options Access settings - Child lock” for details.
– Wrong region code. The DVD must be coded for ALL regions
or Region 2 in order to play on this recorder.
– There is no recording on the disc or wrong disc type. Read
chapter “Playback from Disc - Playable discs” for details.
– Make sure the disc is not scratched or warped. Clean the disc
or use a new one.
– Check if the disc is defective by trying another disc.
The picture is distorted or
black and white during
playback.
– The disc does not match with the TV colour system standard
(PAL/NTSC).
– The disc is dirty. Clean the disc.
– Sometimes a small amount of picture distortion may appear.
This is not a malfunction.
There is picture or sound
interference with the TV
reception.
– Have your aerial or cable TV signal checked.
– Fine-tune your TV channel. Read chapter System Menu Options
- Analogue Channel settings - Fine Tuning” for details.
Distorted sound coming
from a connected hi-fi
amplifier.
– Do not connect any cables from this recorder to the ‘Phono’
input of your amplifier.
– If you are playing a DTS CD, you must use the COAXIAL or
OPTICAL-DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT socket of this recorder
to connect to the Hi-Fi system or amplifier. If the Hi-Fi system
or amplifier does not support DTS, distorted sound might be
occurred.
The recorded DVD cannot
be played back on another
DVD player.
– If a recording is too short, it is possible that a DVD player
cannot detect it. Observe the following ‘minimum recording
times’. Recording mode : {HQ} – 5 minutes, {SP}– 10 minutes,
{SPP} – 13 minutes, {LP} – 15 minutes, {EP} – 20 minutes, {SLP}
– 30 minutes, {SEP} - 30 minutes.
– Some DVD players cannot play back DVD±RW recordings.
You can solve this problem by using a special function :
1) Press OPEN/CLOSE on this recorder to open the disc tray.
2) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
3) Hold down the number button {2} on the remote control
until the tray closes. The disc is modified.
4) If this fails to produce the desired result, repeat the
procedure using the number button {3} on the remote
control.
5) You can restore the disc to its original condition by pressing
and holding number button {1}.
Warning! There is a risk that you can no longer play the disc
on other DVD players after the following procedure. Therefore,
apply this function with particular care.
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Problem (Recording)
Solution
The message ‘Insert
recordable disc’ appears.
– Either no disc was inserted or the disc that was inserted cannot
be used for recordings. Insert a recordable DVD (DVD±R,
DVD±RW, or DVD+R Double Layer).
The message ‘Collision’
appears.
– The timer recording overlaps with another timer recording.
– If you ignore this warning, the programmed recording with the
earlier start time will start first.
– Change the information for one of the two recordings.
– Delete one of the two recordings
Recordings are not occurring
as scheduled. New
recordings cannot be made.
.– The TV channel you want to record is not stored or you
selected the wrong programme number. Check the TV channels
stored.
– You must reset the timer recording after adjusting the clock
setting.
– You cannot use the recorder to duplicate copyright material
(DVDs or videotapes) onto a recordable DVD, “COPY PROT”
will be displayed.
The wrong TV channel was
decoded (recorded) after
you programmed a
recording using the
ShowView / VIDEO Plus+
system.
– ‘VPS/PDC’ is turned on but ‘VPS/PDC time’ is wrong. Enter the
exact ‘VPS/PDC time’.
1) Enter the ShowView / VIDEO Plus+ PlusCode programming
number of the desired TV channel.
2) Press OK to confirm.
3) Check the channel number in the {Ch.} input field. If this does
not correspond to the desired TV channel, select this entry
field and change the channel number.
4) Press OK to confirm.
The index screen flickers
when a DVD±R is inserted.
– You can finalise the disc using the following function:
1) Press OPEN CLOSE on this recorder to open the disc tray.
2) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
3) Hold down button number {4} on the remote control until
the tray closes. “FINALISING” appears on the display panel.
4) If finalising has been successful, the Picture Index screen will
appear.
Picture is fuzzy and
brightness varies when
played back your recording.
– This happens if you try to copy DVDs or video tapes that have
been copy-protected. Even though the picture on the TV is fine,
the recording on the recordable DVD is faulty. This
interference is unavoidable with copy-protected DVDs or video
tapes.
– The recordable DVD has a limited recording lifetime, use a new
disc for recording.
The DVD+RW/-RW cannot
be used for recording on this
recorder.
– You have to re-format the DVD+RW/-RW.
1) Press OPEN CLOSE on this recorder to open the disc tray.
2) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
3) Hold down button number {0} on the remote control until
the disc tray closes.
4) Start recording on the DVD+RW/-RW before you remove it
from the disc tray.
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Disc types
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•
Recording : DVD+R/-R, DVD+R Double layer,
DVD+RW/-RW
Playing: DVD-Video, MP3-CD, CD-R/CD-RW,
Video CD/SVCD, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW,
Picture CD, Audio CD
Connectivity
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Picture/Display
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•
D/A Converter: 9 bit, 27 MHz
System Pixel frequency: 13.5 MHz
A/D Converter: 11 bit, 27 MHz
Picture enhancement: Progressive Scan,
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D/A Converter: 24 bit, 96 kHz
A/D Converter: 24 bit, 192 kHz
Crosstalk (1 kHz): 95 dB
Dynamic range (1 kHz): 85 dB
Signal/noise ratio: 95 dB
Sound system: Dolby Digital, MPEG2
Distortion and Noise: 85 dB
Frequency response: 20 - 20 000 Hz
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Recording system: PAL
Compression formats: MPEG2
Audio compression: Dolby Digital
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Compression formats: MPEG2, MPEG1
Video disc playback system: NTSC, PAL
•
Compression formats: Dolby Digital, MP3,
MPEG2 Multichannel, MPEG1, PCM
MPEG1 bit rates: 64-384 kbps and VBR
Sound
•
Video Recording
Convenience
•
Hard Disk capacity: 160 GB
HDD recording enhancement: Time Shift
Buffer, Instant Replay
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Programming/Timer enhancement:
– Automatic Satellite recording
– Mon~Fri/weekly repeat programme
– Manual timer
– One Touch Recording
– VPS/PDC recording control
– ShowView / VIDEO Plus+
– IR Set-Top-Box control
Programmable events: 25
Disc Library: Up to 9000 titles or 999 discs
Child protection: Child Lock
Clock: Smart Clock
Digital Content Management: Digital Photo
Manager
Ease of installation: Follow TV, Auto install
Electronic programming guide: GUIDE Plus+
Tuner/Reception/Transmission
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Power supply: 200-240V, ~50 Hz
Power consumption: 38 W
Standby power consumption: < 3 W
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Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 89 x 350 mm
Net Weight: 5.1 kg
Video Playback
Audio Playback
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Storage Media
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Rear Connections
– RF antenna in
– RF TV out
– DVB in/out
– Scart 1 (CVBS, S-Video/RGB out)
– Scart 2 (CVBS, S-Video/RGB in, Decoder
in)
– Component Video out Progressive/
Interlaced
– S-Video out
– Video out (CVBS)
– Audio left/right out
– Digital audio out (coaxial)/optical
– Digital audio in (coaxial)
– G-LINK (part of GUIDE Plus+)
– Mains
Front Connections
– DV-input (i.LINK)
– S-Video in
– Video in (CVBS)
– Audio left/right in
Power
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•
TV system: PAL, SECAM
Aerial input: 75 Ohm coaxial (IEC75)
DVB: DVB Terrestrial
Cabinet
Specification and design and subject to change
without notice.
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Specifications
Display panel symbols/messages
English
The following symbols/messages may
appear on your recorder display:
BLOCKED
The disc tray cannot be opened or closed due
to some mechanical obstruction.
CLOSING
Disc tray is closing.
COMPATIBLE
00:00
The recorder is busy making changes to make
the disc DVD-compatible.
Multifunction display/text line
– Title/track number
– Total/elapsed/remaining title/track time
– Disc/title name
– Error or warning messages
– Additional information regarding the disc
– TV channel number or source of video
– Clock (This is displayed in Standby mode).
– TV programme title
COPY PROT
¡
An error occurred when writing the title. If
this happens often, clean the disc or use a new
one.
Tuner is selected as visible source.
The DVD/video cassette you are trying to
copy is copy-protected.
CREATE MENU
After the first recording has been successfully
complete on a new disc, the menu structure is
created.
DISC ERR
DISC FULL
Camara mode is the current active source.
Disc is full. There is no storage space for new
recordings.
Disc is the current active source.
DISC UPDATE
Hard disk is the current active source.
PRO SCAN
The video output is in progressive scan quality.
D
Remote control command for the recorder
has been received.
DISC WARNING
An error occurred when writing the title. The
recording will continue, but the error will be
skipped.
EMPTY DISC
X TIMER
Inserted disc is new or has been completely
erased (no recordings present).
A timer recording has been programmed or is
active.
An empty title was selected.
! SAT
The recorder is prepared for satellite
recording.
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– Updating of disc is done after the editing is
complete.
– Entire disc is being erased.
FREE TITLE
FINALISE
PHILIPS
The DVD±R disc is being finalised. The
progress bar on the LED shows the status of
the finalisation process.
The recorder has been turned on.
INFO DVD
Information on the inserted DVD is displayed
on the TV.
INSTALL
After the automatic channel search, the menu
for setting the time/date appears on the TV.
IS THE TV ON?
PHOTO MMM/NNN
Number of the current photo (for Photo
mode). MMM represents the order of the
current photo, NNN represents the total
number of photos in the album. If the number
exceeds 999, ‘999’ will be displayed instead.
POST FORMAT
The disc is being prepared after the menu
structure has been created.
The recorder is currently in the first
installation mode. Turn on your TV and read
the chapter ‘Installation and Set-up’ in the user
manual.
COPY PROTECTED
MAX CHAP
Disc is being recognised by the recorder.
The maximum number of chapters per title
disc has been reached. The maximum number
of chapters per title is 99, and 255 per disc.
MAX TITLE
The maximum number of titles has been
reached for the disc. Each disc can have a
maximum of 49 titles.
Title is copy-protected and cannot be
recorded.
READING
REC
A recording is currently in progress.
STANDBY
The recorder has been turned off.
SYS MENU
The on-screen menu display is on.
UPDATING MENU
VCD
After a successful recording, the list of disc
contents is updated.
A VCD has been loaded into the recorder.
NO DISC
Wait until this message disappears. The
recorder is busy processing an operation.
No disc has been inserted. If a disc has been
inserted, then it is possible that the disc cannot
be read.
BUSY
NOSIGNAL
No signal or poor signal strength.
NTSC DISC
A disc with NTSC recordings has been
inserted and an attempt was made to record a
PAL signal. Insert a new disc or use a disc
containing PAL recordings.
OPENING
Disc tray is opening.
PAL DISC
A disc with PAL recordings has been inserted
and an attempt was made to record an NTSC
signal. Insert a new disc or use a disc
containing NTSC recordings.
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Display panel symbols/messages (continued)
Glossary
English
Analogue: Sound that has not been turned into
numbers. Analogue sound varies, while digital sound
has specific numerical values. These sockets send
audio through two channels, the left and right.
Aspect ratio: The ratio of vertical and horizontal
sizes of a displayed image. The horizontal vs. vertical
ratio of conventional TVs is 4:3, and that of widescreens is 16:9.
AUDIO OUT sockets: Red and white sockets on
the back of the system that send audio to another
system (TV, Stereo, etc.).
Chapter: Sections of a picture or a music piece on
a DVD that are smaller than titles. A title is
composed of several chapters. Each chapter is
assigned a chapter number enabling you to locate
the chapter you want.
Digital: Sound that has been converted into
numerical values. Digital sound is available when
you use the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL or
OPTICAL sockets. These sockets send audio
through multiple channels, instead of just two
channels as analogue does.
Disc menu: A screen display prepared for allowing
selection of images, sounds, subtitles, multi-angles,
etc recorded on a DVD.
Dolby Digital: A surround sound system
developed by Dolby Laboratories containing up to
six channels of digital audio (front left and right,
surround left and right, centre and subwoofer).
Finalise: A process that makes playback of a
recorded DVD±R or CD-R possible on device that
can play such media. You can finalise DVD±R on
this unit. After finalising, the disc becomes play only
and you can no longer record or edit on the disc.
Index Picture Screen: A screen that gives an
overview of a DVD±RW or DVD±R. An Index
Picture represents each recording.
HDD (Hard disk drive): This is a mass data
storage device used in computers, etc. Disks are
flat, circular, rigid plates coated with a thin magnetic
media. Magnetic heads record data on the rapidly
spinning disks. This facilitates the reading and
writing of large amounts of data at high speed.
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JPEG: A very common digital still picture format.
A still-picture data compression system proposed
by the Joint Photographic Expert Group, which
features small decrease in image quality in spite of
its high compression ratio.
MP3: A file format with a sound data compression
system. “MP3” is the abbreviation of Motion Picture
Experts Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio Layer 3. By
using the MP3 format, one CD-R or CD-RW can
contain about 10 times more data then a regular
CD.
MPEG: Motion Picture Experts Group. A
collection of compression systems for digital audio
and video.
PBC: Playback Control. Refers to the signal
recorded on video CDs or SVCDs for controlling
playback. By using menu screens recorded on a
Video CD or SVCD that supports PBC, you can
enjoy interactive playback and searching.
PCM: Pulse Code Modulation. A digital audio
encoding system.
Progressive Scan: The progressive scan displays
twice the number of frames per seconds than
ordinary TV system. It offers higher picture
resolution and quality.
Region code: A system allowing discs to be played
only in the region designated. This unit will only play
discs that have compatible region codes. You can
find the region code of your unit by looking on the
product label. Some discs are compatible with more
than one region (or ALL regions).
S-Video: Produces a clear picture by sending
separate signals for the luminance and the colour.
You can use S-Video only if your TV has an S-Video
In socket.
Title: The longest section of a movie or music
feature on DVD. Each title is assigned a title
number, enabling you to locate the title you want.
VIDEO OUT socket: Yellow socket on the back
of the system that sends the DVD picture video to
a TV.
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TV System Guide
COUNTRY
VHF
AFGHANISTAN
ALBANIA
ALGERIA
ANGOLA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
AZORES
BAHAMAS
BAHRAIN
BANGLADESH
BARBADOS
BELGIUM
BERMUDA
BOLIVIA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BRUNEI
BULGARIA
BURKINA FASO
BURMA
BURUNDI
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CANADA
CANARY ISLANDS
CHAD
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
COSTA RICA
CROATIA
CUBA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DAHOMEY
DENMARK
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICAN REP
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
EQUAT. GUINEA
ESTONIA
ETHIOPIA
FIJI
FINLAND
FRANCE
FRENCH POLYNESIA
GABON
GAMBIA
GERMANY
GHANA
GIBRALTAR
GREECE
GREENLAND
GUADELOUPE
GUAM
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
GUYANA (FRENCH)
HONDURAS
PAL/SECAM B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL I
PAL N
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL I
PAL M
PAL B
SECAM D
SECAM K1
NTSC M
SECAM K1
NTSC M
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
SECAM K1
NTSC M
PAL D
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL D
SECAM K1
PAL B
SECAM B
NTSC M
NTSC M
SECAM B/PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL B (was SECAM)
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM L
SECAM K1
SECAM K1
PAL I
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B (was SECAM)
NTSC/PAL B
SECAM K1
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL K
SECAM K1
NTSC M
100
UHF
PAL G
PAL G
PAL N
PAL H
PAL G
PAL G
PAL H
NTSC M
PAL M
PAL B
SECAM K
PAL G
NTSC M
NTSC M
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL G
PAL K
PAL G
SECAM G
NTSC M
NTSC M
SECAM G/PAL G
NTSC M
DVD REGIONS
5
2
5
5
4
4
2
4
2
5
4
2
4
5
4
2
5
5
3
5
1
2
5
4
6
4
4
2
4
2
PAL D
PAL G
2
5
4
4
2
4
5
5
5
PAL G
SECAM L
2
2
PAL G
PAL G
PAL H
PAL G
NTSC M
NTSC M
5
5
2
5
2
2
2
1
4
5
4
4
TV System Guide (continued)
COUNTRY
VHF
UHF
DVD REGIONS
LIBYA
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MADAGASCAR
MADEIRA
MALAGASY
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALI
MALTA
MARTINIQUE
MAURITANIA
MAURITIUS
MEXICO
MONACO
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NEPAL
NETHERLANDS
NETH. ANTILLES
NEW CALEDONIA
NEW GUINEA
NEW ZEALAND
NICARAGUA
NIGER
NIGERIA
NORWAY
OMAN
PAKISTAN
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
PHILIPPINES
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PUERTO RICO
QATAR
REUNION
RUMANIA
RUSSIA
RWANDA
SABAH/SAWARA
ST. KITTS
SAMOA (US)
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
SEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORE
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA
SUDAN
SURINAM
SWAZILAND
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
SYRIA
SECAM B
PAL D (was SECAM)
PAL B/SECAM L
SECAM K1
PAL B
SECAM K1
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM K1
PAL B
SECAM K1
SECAM B
SECAM B
NTSC M
SECAM L
SECAM D
SECAM B
PAL B
PAL I
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
SECAM K1
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
SECAM K1
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL N
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL D
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
SECAM K1
PAL D
SECAM D
SECAM K1
PAL B
NTSC M
NTSC M
SECAM-B/PAL-B
PAL
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL
PAL B
PAL I
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM B
SECAM G
PAL K
PAL G/SEC L
5
5
2
5
PAL G
5
3
5
2
PAL H
NTSC M
5
5
4
2
5
5
5
5
PAL G
NTSC M
2
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
4
4
4
5
5
2
2
5
4
4
4
3
2
2
1
2
PAL G
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL N
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL K
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL K
SECAM K
2
5
5
NTSC M
SECAM G
PAL G
PAL G
PAL G
PAL
PAL G
PAL I
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL G
PAL G
PAL G
1
2
5
5
5
2
5
2
2
5
5
4
2
2
2
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