LG | RC278 | LG RC278 Owner’s Manual

RC278-P1.NA4ULLS_ENG
DVD RECORDER/
VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODEL : RC278
PAL
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
FOR THE GUARANTEE TERMS & CONDITIONS,
PLEASE REFER TO BACK COVER OF THIS MANUAL.
Safety Precautions
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK
OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL.
This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an
equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
product.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK
HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
WARNING: Do not install this equipment in a confined space
such as a book case or similar unit.
CAUTION:
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions.
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation
and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it
from over heating.
The openings should be never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface.This product
should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instruction have been adhered to.
CAUTION: CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS DEFEATED
AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
CAUTION:
This DVD Recorder employs a Laser System.
To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s
manual carefully and retain for future reference should the unit
require maintenance, contact an authorized service location
(see service procedure).
Use of controls, adjustments, or the performance of procedures
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try to open
the enclosure. Visible laser radiation when open. DO NOT
STARE INTO BEAM.
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CAUTION: The apparatus should not be exposed to water
(dripping or splashing) and no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, should be placed on the apparatus.
This product is manufactured to comply with
the EEC DIRECTIVE 89/336/EEC, 93/68/EEC
and 73/23/EEC.
POWER: This unit operates on a mains supply of 200-240V~, 50/60Hz.
WIRING: This unit is supplied with a BSI 1363 approved 13 amp
mains plug, fused at 3 amp. When replacing the fuse always use
a 3 amp BS 1362, BSI or ASTA approved type. Never use this
plug with the fuse cover omitted. To obtain a replacement fuse
cover contact your dealer or “LG Electronics U.K.Ltd.” If the type
of plug supplied is not suitable for the mains sockets in your
home, then the plug should be removed and a suitable type fitted. Please refer to the wiring instructions below:
WARNING: A mains plug removed from the mains lead of this
unit must be destroyed. A mains plug with bared wires is hazardous if inserted in a mains socket.
Do not connect either wire to the earth pin, marked with the
letter E or with the earth symbol
or coloured green or
green and yellow.
If any other plug is fitted, use a 3 amp fuse, either in the plug,
or at the distribution board.
IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following codes:
- BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE - As the colours of the wires
in the mains lead of this unit may not correspond with the
coloured marking indentifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows: The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
Disposal of your old appliance
1. 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.
2. All electrical and electronic products should be disposed of separately from the municipal waste
stream via designated collection facilities appointed
by the government or the local authorities.
3. The correct disposal of your old appliance will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health.
4. For more detailed information about disposal of your
old appliance, please contact your city office, waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
CAUTION concerning the Power Cord
Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a
dedicated circuit;
That is, a single outlet circuit which powers only that appliance
and has no additional outlets or branch circuits. Check the
specification page of this owner's manual to be certain.
Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose or
damaged wall outlets, extension cords, frayed power cords, or
damaged or cracked wire insulation are dangerous. Any of
these conditions could result in electric shock or fire.
Periodically examine the cord of your appliance, and if its
appearance indicates damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of the appliance, and have the cord replaced with
an exact replacement part by an authorized servicer.
Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical abuse,
such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, closed in a door, or
walked upon. Pay particular attention to plugs, wall outlets, and
the point where the cord exits the appliance.
To disconnect power from the mains, pull out the mains cord
plug. When installing the product, ensure that the plug is easily
accessible.
INTRODUCTION
Safety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Recordable and Playable Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Disc-related terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About DVD-R(+R) and DVD-RW(+RW) disc . . . 6
About DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Remote Control Operation Range . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Reset the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Notes on Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Remote Control Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
HOOKUP
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16
Connecting to the Aerial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connections to Your TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver . . 14
Connecting an external decoder box . . . . . . . . 14
Connecting to an Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections
to Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Connecting a Digital Camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Before Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-28
Auto Set Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using the Home Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
General Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-21
• Auto Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-18
• Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
• Clock Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
• TV Aspect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
• VCR Play Aspect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
• VCR Play System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
• AV2 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
• Video output format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
• Power Save Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
• Factory Set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Language Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
• Display Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
• Disc Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
• Dolby Digital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
• DTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
• MPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
• Sampling Frequency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
• DRC (Dynamic Range Control). . . . . . . . . 22
Lock (Parental Control) Settings . . . . . . . . . 23-24
• Set Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
• Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
• Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Recording Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25
• Disc Record Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
• VCR Record Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
• VCR Record System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
• DV Record Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
• AV2 Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
• Auto Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Disc Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-27
• Initialize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
• Finalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
• Disc Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
• Disc Protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
• PBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
• Auto Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
• About DivX(R) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
General Explanation of On-Screen Display . . . 28
PLAYBACK
Operation with DVD and Video CD . . . . . . . 29-32
Playing a DivX Movie Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation . . . . . . 34-35
Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Disc . . . . . 34
Music menu options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
JPEG File Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
VCR Mode Tape Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
RECORDING
Basic Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39
Basic Recording from a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Instant Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Dubbing from DVD to VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Dubbing from VCR to DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41
Recording from an External Input . . . . . . . 42-43
Recording from an External Components . . . . 42
Recording from a Digital Camcorder . . . . . . . . 42
What is DV? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
EDITING
Title List and Chapter List Menu . . . . . . . . 44-47
Title and Chapter Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-53
Titles, Chapters and Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adding Chapter Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Changing Title Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Making a New Playlist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the Playlist 49
Deleting a Title/Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Deleting a Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Naming a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Combining Two Chapters Into One . . . . . . . . . 51
Moving a Playlist Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Protect a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Hide a Title/Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Divide One Title Into Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Time Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Overwrite Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Viewing Title List menu displayed on other
DVD recorders or players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Playing Your Recordings on other
DVD Players (Finalizing a Disc). . . . . . . . . . . . 54
REFERENCE
Language Code and Area Code List . . . . . . . . 55
Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote . . 56
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-58
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
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INTRODUCTION
Table of Contents
Overview
Recordable Discs
DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable):
These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly.
Recordings can be erased, then you can
record again on the same Disc.
DVD-R (Digital Video Disc - Recordable):
These Discs can be recorded only once. After
you finalize a DVD-R, you cannot record on it
or edit it any more.
DVD+RW (Digital Video Disc + ReWritable):
These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly.
Recordings can be erased, then you can
record again on the same Disc.
DVD+R (Digital Video Disc + Recordable):
These Discs can be recorded only once. After
you finalize a DVD+R, you cannot record on it
or edit it any more.
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– This recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs.
– DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW discs recorded
using a personal computer or a DVD or CD recorder may
not play if the disc is damaged or dirty, or if there is dirt
of condensation on the recorder’s lens.
– If you record a disc using a personal computer, even
if it is recorded in a compatible format, there are
cases in which it may not play because of the settings
of the application software used to create the disc.
(Check with the software publisher for more detailed
information.)
– The company does not hold any responsibility to
compensate the contents which should have been
recorded, and any losses or damages (e.g. losses of
business profit, or business intermission) that may
arise from malfunction of this recorder (not recording/editing as intended).
Problems arising in the following situations are included.
• When a DVD disc recorded on this recorder is used
in a DVD recorder of another manufacturer, or used
(insertion, playback, recording or editing) in a
personal computer DVD drive.
• When a DVD that has been used as above is used
again in this recorder.
• When a DVD disc recorded in a DVD recorder of
another manufacturer, or in a personal computer
DVD drive is used.
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Playable Discs
DVD
(8 cm/12 cm disc)
Video CD (VCD)
(8 cm / 12 cm disc)
Audio CD
(8 cm/12 cm disc)
In addition, this unit can play DVD-R/DVD-RW discs;
DVD+R/DVD+RW discs; CD-R/CD-RW discs that
contain audio titles, MP3 files, WMA files, or JPEG files;
and SVCD.
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– Depending on the conditions of the recording equipment or the CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/±RW) disc itself,
some CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/±RW) discs cannot be
played on the unit.
– Do not attach any seal or label to either side (the
labeled side or the recorded side) of a disc.
– Do not use irregularly shaped CDs (e.g., heart-shaped
or octagonal). Doing so may result in malfunctions.
Regional code of the DVD Recorder and DVDs
This DVD Recorder is designed and manufactured for playback of Region 2 encoded DVD
software. The region code on the labels of some
DVD discs indicates which type of DVD Recorder can
play those discs. This unit can play only DVD discs
labeled 2 or ALL. If you try to play any other discs, the
message “Incorrect region code. Can’t play back” will
appear on the TV screen. Some DVD discs may not have
a region code label even though their playback is prohibited by area limits.
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otes on DVDs and Video CDs
Some playback operations of DVDs and Video CDs may
be intentionally fixed by software manufacturers. As this
unit plays DVDs and Video CDs according to disc content designed by the software manufacturer, some playback features of the unit may not be available or other
functions may be added.
Refer also to the instructions supplied with the DVDs
and Video CDs. Some DVDs made for business purposes may not be played on the unit.
Overview (Continued)
Disc-related terms
About Symbols
Title (DVD only)
The main film content or accompanying feature content
or music album.
Each title is assigned a title reference number enabling
you to locate it easily.
About the
Chapter (DVD only)
Sections of a picture or a musical piece that are smaller
than titles. A title is composed of one or several chapters. Each chapter is assigned a chapter number to
enable you to locate the chapter you want. Depending
on the disc, chapters may not be labeled.
About the disc symbols for instructions
Track (Video CD and audio CD only)
Sections of a picture or a musical piece on a video CD
or an audio CD. Each track is assigned a track number,
enabling you to locate the track you want.
Scene
On a video CD with PBC (Playback control) functions,
moving pictures and still pictures are divided into sections called “Scenes”. Each scene available is displayed
on the Scene menu and assigned a scene number,
enabling you to locate the scene you want.
A scene may be composed of one or several tracks.
Types of video CDs
There are two types of video CDs:
Video CDs equipped with PBC (Version 2.0)
PBC (Playback control) functions allow you to interact
with the system via menus, search functions, or other
typical computer-like operations. Moreover, high resolution still pictures can be played if they are included on
the disc.
Video CDs not equipped with PBC (Version 1.1)
Operated in the same way as audio CDs, these discs
allow playback of video pictures as well as sound, but
they are not equipped with PBC.
“
” may appear on the TV screen during operation.
This icon means the function explained in this owner’s
manual is not available on that specific disc.
A section whose title has one of the following symbols
are applicable only to those discs represented by the
symbol.
Many functions of this recorder are dependent on the
recording mode. One or more of the symbols
( Video , VR , +R , +RW ) appear by each
function explained in this manual so that you can see at
a glance whether it’s relevant for the disc loaded.
DVD-R/RW with Video recording mode
DVD-RW with VR recording mode
+R
DVD+R disc
+RW DVD+RW disc
DVD DVD-Video disc
VCD Video CDs
CD
Audio CDs
MP3 MP3 files
JPEG JPEG files
DivX DivX files
VHS VHS Tape
Video
VR
The finalized DVD disc is as DVD-Video disc
DivX
DivX is the name of a revolutionary new video codec
which is based on the new MPEG-4 compression standard for video.You will be able to play DivX movies
using this recorder.
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INTRODUCTION
symbol display
Overview (Continued)
About DVD-R and DVD-RW disc
Is editing a DVD like editing a video tape?
How are DVD-R and DVD-RW discs different?
The essential difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW
is that DVD-R is a record-once medium, while DVD-RW
is a re-recordable/erasable medium. You can re-record/
erase a DVD-RW disc approximately 1,000 times.
No. When you edit a video tape you need one video
deck to play the original tape and another to record the
edits. With DVD, you edit by making a ‘Playlist’ of what
to play and when to play it. On playback, the recorder
plays the disc according to the Playlist.
Can I play my recordable discs in a regular DVD
player?
Generally, DVD-R discs and DVD-RW discs recorded in
Video mode are playable in a regular DVD player, but
they must be ‘finalized’ first. This process fixes the contents of the disc to make them readable to other DVD
players as DVD-Video discs.
DVD-RW discs recorded in VR (Video Recording) mode
are playable in some players.
About word ‘Original’ and ‘Playlist’
This indicates a product feature that is capable of playing DVD-RW discs recorded with
Video Recording format.
What are ‘recording modes’?
There are two recording modes available using this
recorder: VR mode and Video mode. When recording to
a DVD-R disc, recordings are always in Video mode.
DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording
or Video mode recording.
VR mode recording
• 5 different picture quality/recording time settings available (XP, SP, LP, EP, MLP)
• Not playable on regular DVD players
• Recordings can be extensively edited
Video mode recording
• 5 different picture quality/recording time settings available (XP, SP, LP, EP, MLP)
• Playable on regular DVD players (after finalizing)
• Limited editing features
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DVD-Video Format (Video mode) is a new format for
recording on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs that was
approved by the DVD Forum in 2000. You may therefore
experience problems playing recordable DVD discs in
some players. Symptoms include video artifacts, audio
and/or video dropouts and playback suddenly stopping.
Our company cannot take responsibility for problems
playing discs recorded on this recorder in other players.
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Throughout this manual, you will often see the words
Original and Playlist to refer to the actual content and
the edited version.
• Original: content refers to what’s actually recorded on
the disc.
• Playlist: content refers to the edited version of the
disc — how the Original content is to be played.
About DVD+R and DVD+RW disc
How are DVD+R and DVD+RW discs different?
The essential difference between DVD+R and DVD+RW
is that DVD+R is a record-once medium, while
DVD+RW is a re-recordable/erasable medium. You can
re-record/ erase a DVD+RW disc approximately 1,000
times.
DVD+RW mode recording
• 5 different picture quality/recording time settings available (XP, SP, LP, EP, MLP)
• Playable on regular DVD players
• The edited contents is playable on regular DVD players only after finalizing
• Recordings can be edited the title/chapter
DVD+R mode recording
• 5 different picture quality/recording time settings available (XP, SP, LP, EP, MLP)
• Playable on regular DVD players (after finalizing)
• Any edited contents are not be compatible on regular
DVD players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter
mark, etc.)
• Limited title/chapter editing features
About DVD recording
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• This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or
CD-RW discs.
• Our company takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power cuts, defective discs, or damage to
the recorder.
• Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect
playback and/or recording performance. Please take
proper care of your discs.
Disc types and recording formats, modes,
and settings
This recorder can play various kinds of DVD discs:
pre-recorded DVD-Video discs, DVD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD+RW and DVD+R discs. The disc format for DVD-R
discs is always “Video format”—the same as pre-recorded DVD-Video discs. This means that once finalized,
you can play a DVD-R in a regular DVD player.
By default, the DVD-RW disc format is Video format,
though you can change this to Video Recording format,
if required. (Reinitializing the disc will erase the contents
of the disc.)
The recording mode is closely related to the disc format.
If the disc format is Video Recording format, then the
recording mode is VR mode; if the disc format is Video
mode, then the recording mode is Video mode (except
for DVD-Video, which is not recordable, and so does not
have a recording mode).
Within the recording modes (which are fixed for the
whole disc) are the record settings. These can be
changed as required for each recording and determine
the picture quality and how much space the recording
will take up on the disc.
Notes for recording
• If you record still pictures or audio only, the recording
time may be longer.
• The displayed times for recording and time remaining
may not always add up to exactly the length of the
disc.
• The recording time available may decrease if you
heavily edit a disc.
• If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure you change the
recording format (Video mode or VR mode) before
you record anything on the disc. See page 25
(Initialize) for how to do this.
• When using a DVD-R disc, you can keep recording
until the disc is full, or until you finalize the disc.
Before you start a recording session, check the
amount of recording time left on the disc.
• When using a DVD-RW disc in Video mode, recording
time available will only increase if you erase the last
title recorded on the disc.
• The Erase Title option in the Title List-Original menu
only hides the title, it does not actually erase the title
from the disc and increase the recording time available (except for the last recorded title on a DVD-RW
disc in Video mode).
• The overwrite recording is available with DVD+RW disc.
Recording time and picture quality
There are five preset recording quality modes:
XP – Highest quality setting, gives about
1 hour of recording time on a DVD (4.7GB).
SP – Default quality, sufficient for most applications, gives
about 2 hours of recording time on a DVD (4.7GB).
LP – Slightly lower video quality, gives about 4 hour of
recording time on a DVD disc (4.7GB).
EP – Lowest video quality, gives about 6 hour of
recording time on a DVD (4.7GB).
MLP – The longest recording time with the lowest
video quality, gives about 11 hours of recording time
on a DVD (4.7GB).
• The recording times shown are not exact because the
recorder uses variable bit-rate video compression.
This means that the exact recording time will depend
on the material being recorded.
• When recording a TV broadcast, if the reception is
poor or the picture contains interference, the recording times may be shorter.
Disc type
Disc format
Recording mode
Functions
DVD-Video
Video format
n/a
Playback only
DVD-RW
Video Recording format
VR mode
Playback, recording, Original/Playlist editing
Video format (default)
Video mode
Playback, limited recording, limited editing
DVD-R
Video format
Video mode
Playback, limited recording, limited editing
DVD+RW
+RW Video format
DVD+RW
Playback, limited recording, Title/Chapter editing
DVD+R
+R Video format
DVD+R
Playback, limited recording, limited Title/Chapter
editing
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Overview (Continued)
Overview (Continued)
Recording TV audio channels
Remote Control Operation Range
This recorder can record either NICAM or regular audio.
If the NICAM setting (page 19) is set to Auto, then if the
broadcast is NICAM, you can record the NICAM audio.
If the broadcast is non-NICAM, the regular audio is
always recorded.
Point the remote control at the remote sensor and press
the buttons.
Restrictions on video recording
• You cannot record copy-protected video using this
recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video
discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected
material is encountered during a recording, recording
will pause or stop automatically and an error message
will be displayed on-screen.
• Video that is ‘copy-once only’ can only be recorded
using a DVD-RW disc in VR mode with CPRM (see
below).
• NTSC format signals from the analog or the DV inputs
is not recorded correctly with this recorder.
• Video signals in SECAM format (from the built-in TV
tuner or from the analog inputs) are recorded in PAL
format.
What is ‘CPRM’?
CPRM is a copy protection system (with scramble system) only allowing the recording of ‘copy once’ broadcast programs. CPRM stands for Content Protection for
Recordable Media.
This recorder is CPRM compatible, which means that
you can record copy-once broadcast programs, but you
cannot then make a copy of those recordings. CPRM
recordings can only be made on DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode, and CPRM recordings can only be
played on players that are specifically compatible with
CPRM.
Copyright
• Recording equipment should be used only for lawful
copying and you are advised to check carefully what
is lawful copying in the country in which you are making a copy. Copying of copyright material such as
films or music is unlawful unless permitted by a legal
exception or consented to by the rights owner.
• This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights
owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights
owners. Use of this copyright protection technology
must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses
only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
• 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 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 625p RECORDER,
PLEASE CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE
CENTER.
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Remote Control Battery Installation
Detach the battery cover on the rear of
the remote control, and insert two R03
(size AAA) batteries with
and
aligned correctly.
Caution
Do not mix old and new batteries. Never mix different
types of batteries (standard, alkaline, etc.).
Reset the Recorder
If you observe any of the following symptoms...
The front panel display is not working.
The Recorder is not operating normally.
...you can reset the Recorder as follows:
Press and hold the POWER button for at least five
seconds. This will force the unit to power off.
Press the POWER button again to turn the unit back
on.
Unplug the power cord, wait at least five seconds,
and then plug it in again.
Overview (Continued)
Handling the unit
When shipping the unit
The original shipping carton and packing materials
come in handy. For maximum protection, re-pack the
unit as it was originally packaged at the factory.
When setting up the unit
The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio
may be distorted during playback. In this case, position
the unit away from the TV, VCR, or radio, or turn off the
unit after removing the disc.
To keep the surface clean
Do not use volatile liquids, such as insecticide spray,
near the unit. Do not leave rubber or plastic products in
contact with the unit for a long period of time. They will
leave marks on the surface.
Cleaning the unit
To clean the cabinet
Use a soft, dry cloth. If the surfaces are extremely dirty,
use a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol,
benzine, or thinner, as these might damage the surface
of the unit.
Notes on Discs
Handling discs
Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the disc
by the edges so that fingerprints will not get on the surface. Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
Storing discs
After playing, store the disc in its case.
Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources of
heat, or leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sunlight, as there may be a considerable temperature
increase inside the car.
Cleaning discs
Fingerprints and dust on the disc can cause poor picture quality and sound distortion. Before playing, clean
the disc with a clean cloth. Wipe the disc from the center outward.
Yes
No
Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners, or anti-static
spray intended for older vinyl records.
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INTRODUCTION
Precautions
Front Panel
1
2
3 4 5
6
7
8
9
10
11 12
13
14
15
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1/I)
1. POWER (1
Switches the Recorder ON or OFF.
10. Remote Sensor
Point the Recorder remote control here.
2. Disc Tray
Insert a disc here.
11. DVD/VCR
Toggles control between the DVD deck and the
VCR deck.
3. PLAY/PAUSE (N/X)
Starts playback.
Pause playback or recording temporarily, press
again to exit pause mode.
4. STOP (x)
Stops playback or recording..
5. REC (z)
Starts recording.
Press repeatedly to set the recording time.
6. PROG. (V / v )
Scans up or down through memorized channels.
7. DUBBING
Press to copy DVD to VCR (or VCR to DVD).
8. Z DVD
Opens or close the disc tray.
9. Display window
Shows the current status of the Recorder.
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12. P/SCAN
When you use the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks,
you can change the resolution 576i to 576p for the
Progressive Scan output.
13. Cassette Compartment (VCR deck)
Insert a video cassette here.
14. DV INPUT
Connect the DV output of a digital camcorder.
15. AV3 IN (VIDEO IN/AUDIO IN (Left/Right))
Connect the audio/video output of an external
source (Audio system, TV/ Monitor, VCR,
Camcorder, etc.).
16. Z VCR
Ejects the tape in the VCR deck.
Remote Control Overview
DVD
Select the Recorder’s function mode to
DVD.
VCR
Select the Recorder’s function mode to
VCR.
EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE
- Opens and closes the disc tray.
- Ejects the tape in the VCR deck.
0-9 numerical buttons
Selects numbered options in a menu.
CLEAR
- Removes a mark on the Marker
Search menu.
- Reset tape counter to zero.
AV/INPUT
Changes the input to use for recording
(Tuner, AV1-3, or DV IN).
AUDIO (
)
Selects an audio language (DVD) or an
audio channel (CD).
SUBTITLE (
)
Selects a subtitle language.
ZOOM
TV Control Buttons
(See page 56)
POWER: Turns the TV on or off.
AV/INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.
PR/CH +/–: Selects TV’s channel.
VOL +/–: Adjusts TV’s volume.
BACKWARD / FORWARD (m/M)
- DVD: Search backward or forward.
- VCR: Rewinds the tape during the
STOP mode, for fast reverse picture
search and Advances the tape during
the STOP mode, fast forward picture
search.
SKIP (. / >)
Go to next chapter or track. Returns to
beginning of current chapter or track or
go to previous chapter or track.
PAUSE/STEP (X)
Pause playback temporarily / press
repeatedly for frame-by-frame playback.
PLAY (N)
Starts playback.
STOP (x)
Stops playback or recording.
HOME
Accesses or removes the HOME menu.
Enlarges DVD video image.
b / B / v / V (left/right/up/down)
I.SKIP (INSTANT SKIP)
Selects an option in the menu.
Skips 30 seconds forward on the disc
(about the length of a typical TV commercial).
z REC
Starts recording. Press repeatedly to set
the recording time.
REC MODE
Selects the recording mode:
XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP.
DUBBING
Press to copy DVD to VCR (or VCR to
DVD).
TITLE
Displays the disc’s Title menu, if
available.
CHP. ADD
Inserts a chapter marker when playing/
recording a VR mode DVD-RW (and
DVD+RW/+R) disc.
TV/VCR
To view channels selected by the
recorder tuner or by the TV tuner.
PR/CH TRK (+/-)
- Select channel programme of the recorder.
- To adjust tracking.
- To control vertical tremble during picture
still.
DISC MENU/LIST
Accesses menu on a DVD disc, Title List
or Playlist menu.
ENTER
Acknowledges menu selection.
DISPLAY
Accesses On-Screen Display.
RETURN (O)
- Removes the menu.
- Displays the menu of a video CD
with PBC.
PLAY MODE
Accesses the play mode function
(Repeat, Repeat A-B).
MARKER
Marks any point during playback.
SEARCH
Displays Marker Search menu.
THUMBNAIL
Selects a thumbnail picture for the
current title and chapter for use in the
Original and Playlist menu.
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INTRODUCTION
POWER
Switches the recorder ON or OFF.
Rear Panel
ANTENNA IN
Connect the aerial to this terminal.
OPTICAL (Digital audio output jack)
Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment.
COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y PB PR)
Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs.
AV2 DECODER SCART JACK
Connect the audio/video output of an external source
(Pay-TV decoder, Set Top Box, VCR, etc.).
AC Power Cord
Plug into the power source.
AV 1 SCART JACK
Connect to a TV with SCART jack.
AUDIO OUTPUT (Left/Right))
Connect to a TV with audio inputs.
S-VIDEO OUTPUT
Connect to a S-Video Input on TV.
COAXIAL (Digital audio output jack)
Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment.
ANTENNA OUT
Passes the signal from the ANTENNA IN jack to your TV/monitor
Caution
Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause
permanent damage to the unit.
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Connections
Caution
– Make sure the Recorder is connected directly to the
TV. Tune the TV to the correct video input channel.
– Do not connect the Recorder’s AUDIO OUTPUT jack to
the phono in jack (record deck) of your audio system.
– Do not connect your Recorder via your VCR.
The DVD image could be distorted by the copy protection system.
Connecting to the Aerial
Remove the aerial cable plug from your TV set and
insert it into the aerial socket at the back of the
recorder. Plug one end of the aerial cable into the TV
socket on the recorder and the other end into the aerial
input socket on your TV set.
Component Video connection
Connect the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks on the
Recorder to the corresponding input jacks on the TV
using an Y Pb Pr cable (C).
Progressive Scan connection
If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready” television, you may take advantage of the recorder’s progressive scan output for the highest video resolution
possible. If your TV does not accept the Progressive
Scan format, the picture will appear scrambled if you try
Progressive Scan on the recorder.
Connect the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks on the
Recorder to the corresponding input jacks on the TV
using an Y Pb Pr cable (C).
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– Set the resolution to 576p by pressing P/SCAN for
progressive signal, see page 10.
– Progressive scan does not work with the analog video
connections or S-VIDEO connection.
– If you are using the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks,
but are connecting the unit to a standard (analog)
television, set the resolution to “576i”.
RF coaxial connection
Connect the ANTENNA OUT jack on the Recorder to
the aerial input jack on the TV using the 75-ohm Coaxial
Cable supplied (R). The ANTENNA OUT jack passes
the signal through from the ANTENNA IN jack.
Rear of TV
Aerial
Audio (Left/Right) Connection
Connect the left and right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks of the
Recorder to the audio left and right IN jacks on the TV
using the audio cables (A). Do not connect the
Recorder’s AUDIO OUTPUT jack to the phono in jack
(record deck) of your audio system.
SCART INPUT
ANTENNA
INPUT
AUDIO INPUT
L
VIDEO
INPUT
R
Rear of TV
SCART INPUT
S-VIDEO
INPUT
VIDEO
INPUT
R
COMPONENT INPUT
Y
Rear of Recorder
S
C
Pb
Pr
AUDIO INPUT
L
A
R
T
Connections to Your TV
Make one of the following connections, depending on
the capabilities of your existing equipment.
SCART connection
Connect the AV1 scart jack on the Recorder to the corresponding jacks on the TV using the scart cable (T).
S-Video connection
Connect the S-VIDEO OUTPUT jack on the Recorder to
the S-Video in jack on the TV using the S-Video cable
(S).
Rear of Recorder
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HOOKUP
ips
Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish
to connect, there are various ways you could connect
the recorder. Use only one of the connections
described below.
Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo
System or other devices as necessary to make the
best connections.
Connections (Continued)
Connecting to a cable box or
satellite receiver
Connecting an external
decoder box
If you have a cable or satellite receiver with a built-in
decoder, connect it to this recorder and your TV as
shown on this page. If you are using a separate decoder
box for your cable/satellite TV, set up following the
instructions on the right.
Using the setup on this page you can:
• Record any channel by selecting it on the cable
box/satellite tuner.
If you have an external, dedicated decoder box for your
satellite or cable TV system, use the setup described on
this page.
the cable from the aerial/cable TV outlet to
1 Connect
the aerial input on your cable/satellite tuner.
a SCART cable to connect your decoder to
2 Use
your cable/satellite tuner.
See the manual for your decoder box for more
RF cables as shown.
detailed instructions.
1 Connect
This enables you to watch and record TV channels.
Use a SCART cable to connect the AV2 DECODER
Use the SCART cable to connect the AV1 connec3
connector to a SCART AV connector on your satel2 tor to a SCART AV connector on your TV.
lite/cable box.
Use a SCART cable to connect the AV2 DECODER
Use the SCART cable to connect the AV1 connec3 connector
to a SCART AV connector on your satel4
tor to a SCART AV connector on your TV.
lite/cable box.
This enables you to record scrambled TV channels.
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This recorder has a ‘loop through’ function. This feature
allows you to record a TV program from the built-in TV
tuner in this recorder, while watching a satellite or cable
channel. Press TV/VCR to select the TV mode during
recording. The TV indicator appears.
Caution:
Do not connect this recorder ‘through’ your VCR, satellite receiver or cable box. Always connect each component directly to your TV or AV receiver.
Caution:
Do not connect your decoder box directly to this
recorder.
Information from the decoder (for example, relating to
pay TV services), is only viewable when this recorder
is off (in standby).
For timer recording to work properly on this recorder,
the satellite/cable box must also be switched on during recording.
Decoder
Aerial/
Cable TV
Wall Jack
SCART AV
Aerial/Cable TV
Wall Jack
Cable Box or Satellite Receiver
AERIAL
INPUT
AERIAL
OUTPUT
SCART AV1
SCART AV2
Rear of Recorder
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Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
AERIAL
INPUT
AERIAL
OUTPUT
SCART AV1
SCART AV2
Rear of Recorder
Connections (Continued)
Connecting to an Amplifier
Rear of Recorder
HOOKUP
Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two
channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/
Pro Logic
Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on
the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your
amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio
cables (A).
Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two
channel digital stereo (PCM) or to an Audio/
Video receiver equipped with a multi-channel
decoder (Dolby Digital™, MPEG 2, or DTS)
1
Connect one of the Recorder’s DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT jacks (OPTICAL O or COAXIAL X) to the
corresponding in jack on your amplifier. Use an
optional digital (optical O or coaxial X) audio cable.
2
You will need to activate the recorder’s digital output. (See “Audio Settings” on page 22).
A
X
O
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL INPUT
L
R
AUDIO INPUT
Amplifier (Receiver)
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Digital Multi-channel sound
A digital multi-channel connection provides the best
sound quality. For this you need a multi-channel
Audio/Video receiver that supports one or more of the
audio formats supported by your Recorder
(MPEG 2, Dolby Digital and DTS). Check the receiver
manual and the logos on the front of the receiver.
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Caution:
Due to the DTS Licensing agreement, the digital output
will be in DTS digital out when DTS audio stream is
selected.
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– If the audio format of the digital output does not match
the capabilities of your receiver, the receiver will
produce a strong, distorted sound or no sound at all.
– Six Channel Digital Surround Sound via digital connection can only be obtained if your receiver is
equipped with a Digital Multi-channel decoder.
– To see the audio format of the current DVD in the onscreen display, press AUDIO.
– This recorder does not perform internal (2 channel)
decoding of a DTS sound track. To enjoy DTS
multi channel surround, you must connect this
recorder to a DTS compatible receiver via one of this
recorder’s digital audio outputs.
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Connections (Continued)
Accessory Audio/Video (A/V)
Connections to Recorder
Connect the input jacks (AV IN 3) on the recorder to the
audio/video out jacks on your accessory component,
using audio/video cables.
Connecting a Digital Camcorder
Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to
connect a DV digital camcorder or video deck or
DVD-R/RW recorder and digitally transfer DV tapes or
DVD-R/RW discs to DVD-R/RW.
Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV in/out
jack of your DV camcorder/video deck to the front panel
DV IN jack of this recorder.
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
L
ote
This jack is for connection to DV equipment only. It is
not compatible with digital satellite tuners or D-VHS
video decks.
Do not disconnect the DV cable while recording a
contents of the connected digital camcorder.
VIDEO
OUTPUT
DV Digital Camcorder
DV
IN/OUT
Front
of Recoder
Front
of Recorder
Front
of Recoder
Front
of Recorder
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Auto Set Up
Using the Home Menu
After the POWER is pressed for the first time to turn on
the unit or after resetting the unit, the Initial Setup
Wizard function sets the language, tuner channels and
clock automatically.
Select a language for the Setup menu and onscreen display. Use v / V to select a language
then press ENTER.
From the Home Menu screen you can access certain
functions.
Press HOME.
The Home menu appears.
The unit will be in tuner mode always when the
Home menu appears.
1
1
b / B to select the desired option.
2 UseStart:
Setup
Displays the Setup menu.
2
Please check your antenna connections.
Press ENTER to move next step.
TV
- Auto Ch. Scan: Link to the Auto Programming.
(on page 17 to 18)
- PR Edit: Link to the Program Edit. (page 18)
- Timer Record: See page 40.
Movie: Plays back the movie of the VCR or DISC.
Or Displays Movie menu.
Photo: Disc: Displays Photo List menu for disc.
Music: Disc: Displays Music List menu for disc.
Easy Menu
- Dubbing: Copys the contents of a DVD to a VHS
tape (and vice versa). Use b / B to select a
mode and use v / V to select “OK”.
- Disc Manager: See “Disc Settings” on page 25 to 27.
- Rec. Mode: See “Recording Settings” on page
24 to 25.
- DV Input: Changes to DV Input mode.
3 Press ENTER to begin the channel search.
the necessary information for date and
4 Enter
time.
v / V to select the desired setting then
3 Use
press ENTER to confirm your selection.
4 Press HOME to exit the Home menu.
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The Movie, Photo and Music menus are only enable
when there are the Movie, Photo and Music contents.
b / B (left/right): Moves the cursor to the previous
or next column.
v / V (up/down): Changes the setting at the
current cursor position.
Press ENTER to confirm your setting.
5 Press ENTER to exit the Setup menu.
General Settings
Auto Programming
This Recorder is equipped with a frequency synthesized
tuner capable of receiving up to 99 TV channels.
Preparation:
Connect the Recorder to the desired type of aerial, as
shown in ‘Connecting to the Aerial’ on page 13.
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HOOKUP
Before Operation
Before Operation (Continued)
HOME.
v / V to select a PR number then press
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
7 Use
ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Use b / B to select the Setup option.
menu display.
2
Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER
While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
8
to confirm.
3
Program Edit: Edits the selected program.
Press B to move to the second level.
Station Rename: Edits the station name.
4
Move: Moves the program’s location on the proUse v / V to select the Auto Programming
gram list.
5 option.
Delete: Deletes the program from program list.
Press B to move to the third level.
Decoder On/Off: Set the decoder for the program
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to On or Off.
Press ENTER to begin the channel search.
7 The
tuner will automatically cycle through all
NICAM Auto/Off: Set the NICAM function to for the
program Auto or Off.
available channels in the area and place them in
“Start” icon is highlighted
the tuner’s memory.
Program Edit (PR Edit in Home Menu)
You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name,
move, etc.).
RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Program
9 Press
List menu.
Program Edit
You can perform a search to select and store TV channels manually.
1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List
menu then press ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Program List menu.
2. Use v / V to select ‘Program Edit’ option from the
options then press ENTER.
Program Edit menu appears.
HOME.
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
2 Use b / B to select the Setup option.
3 While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
4 Press B to move to the second level.
Use v / V to select the Program Edit option then
5 press
B to move to the third level.
6
3. See the descriptions on below to use Program Edit
menu.
b / B (left/right): Moves the cursor to the previous or
next column.
v / V (up/down): Changes the setting at the current
cursor position.
“Edit” icon is highlighted.
PR: Indicates program number (display only)
Press ENTER.
Program List menu appears.
Seek: Searches a station automatically. Use
b / B to select Seek option then press v / V.
Searching stops when the recorder tunes in a
station.
Ch.: Changes the channel number to edit. Use b / B
to select Ch. option then press v / V.
MFT: Changes the frequency for fine tuning.
Use b / B to select MFT option then press v / V.
4. Choose OK then press ENTER to confirm the setting
and returns to the Program List menu.
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Program Edit (Continued)
Sort TV channels manually
Station Rename
You can sort the program’s position on the Program List
menu.
You can name stations independently. Names can be up
to 5 characters long.
1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List
menu then press ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Program List menu.
2. Use v / V to select ‘Station Rename’ option from
Program List options then press ENTER.
Keyboard menu appears.
1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List
menu then press ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Program List menu.
2. Use v / V to select ‘Move’ option from Program List
options then press ENTER.
3. Use v / V to select a desired position then press
ENTER to store.
Deleting a program
You can delete a program on the Program List menu.
1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List
menu then press ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Program List menu.
2. Use v / V to select ‘Delete’ option from Program List
options then press ENTER. The Program is deleted.
Setting the Decoder On/Off
3. Enter a name for the station. Use v V b B to select
a character then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
• English/Latin Capital: Switches the keyboard
upper case characters.
• English/Latin Lowercase: Switches the keyboard
to lower case characters.
• Symbol: Switches the keyboard to symbol characters.
• Space: Inserts a space at the cursor position.
• Delete: Deletes the previous character at the
cursor position.
• b / B: Moves cursor to left or right.
• OK: Select to finish.
• Cancel: Select to exit the menu.
4. Choose ‘OK’ icon then press ENTER to fix the name
and returns to the Program List menu.
1. Use v / V to select the program you wish to link with
the decoder function on the Program List menu then
press ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Program List menu.
2. Use v / V to select ‘Decoder On/Off’ option from
Program List options then press ENTER. If you select
on, ‘Decoder’ appears on the menu screen.
Setting the NICAM Auto/Off
This DVD recorder can receive Hi-Fi sound transmissions in NICAM Stereo. However, if sound distortion
occurs, due to poor reception, you can switch Off
1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List
menu then press ENTER.
Program List options appears on the left side of the
Program List menu.
2. Use v / V to select ‘NICAM Auto/Off’ option from
Program List options then press ENTER. If you select
Auto, ‘NICAM’ appears on the menu screen.
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HOOKUP
Before Operation (Continued)
Before Operation (Continued)
Clock Set
TV Aspect
To record a wide screen format programme successfully
the correct type of wide screen signal must be broadcast by the TV station.
HOME.
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
2 Use b / B to select the Setup option.
3 While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
4 Press B to move to the second level.
5 Use v / V to select the Clock Set option.
6 Press B to move to the third level.
the necessary information for date and
7 Enter
time.
b / B (left/right): Moves the cursor to the previous
or next column.
v / V (up/down): Changes the setting at the current
cursor position.
ENTER to confirm your setting, then
8 Press
press HOME to exit the Setup menu.
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You can choose:
4:3 Letter Box: Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected. Displays theatrical images with masking bars
above and below the picture.
4:3 Pan Scan: Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected. The video material formatted in the Pan & Scan
style is played back in that style (Both sides of the picture are cut off).
16:9 Wide: Select when a 16:9 wide TV is connected.
VCR Play Aspect
You can choose:
AUTO : Automatically plays back Wide-Screen programmes as Wide-Screen and Normal programmes as
normal.
4:3 : Only for playing back Normal format recordings
(4:3).
16:9:Only for playing back Wide-Screen format recordings (16:9).
VCR Play System
Your video recorder uses triple colour standards, PAL
and MESECAM. During play your video recorder should
select the colour system automatically, however if you
experience problems you may need to do it manually.
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The encoded television signals (CANAL+ or PREMIERE) are not decoded in the Power Save Mode.
The Power Save Mode is not available in the standby
mode for the timer recording and when power off of
the unit after receiving the encoded television signals
(CANAL+ or PREMIERE).
Factory Set
If you need to, you can reset the recorder to all its factory settings. Select ‘SET’ icon then press ENTER and
auto setup menu will appear. (See page 17).
AV2 Connection
You can connect a decoder, satellite receiver or other
device to the AV2 DECODER jack socket on the back.
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Some options can not be reset.
Language Settings
Video output format
Select the Video output format option according to the
connection type of this unit
[YPbPr] When your TV is connected with the
COMPONENT OUTPUT jack on this unit.
[RGB] When your TV is connected with the
SCART(RGB signal) jack on this unit.
Display Language
Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen
display.
Disc Language
Power Save Mode
You can set up the unit into an economic power save
mode.
Nothing is displayed in the display window.
ON: Power Save Mode is active.
OFF: Power Save Mode is not active.
Select a language for the disc’s Menu, Audio, and Subtitle.
- Original: The original language set for the disc is
selected.
- Others: To select another language, select Others
option then press ENTER. Use the numbered
buttons to key-in the corresponding 4-digit
number according to the language code list on
page 55. If you make a mistake, press b
repeatedly to delete one by one and correct it.
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HOOKUP
Before Operation (Continued)
Before Operation (Continued)
Audio Settings
Sampling Frequency
Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options.
Set the recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of
audio system you use.
If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of handling
96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice is
made, this unit will automatically convert any 96 kHz
signals to 48 kHz so your system can decode them.
If your receiver or amplifier is capable of handling
96 kHz signals, select 96 kHz. When this choice is
made, this unit will pass each type of signal through
without any further processing.
Dolby Digital
PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital stereo
amplifier. The Recorder’s digital audio outputs sounds in
the PCM 2ch format when you play a DVD video disc
recorded on the Dolby Digital recording system.
Bitstream: Select “Bitstream” if you connected the
Recorder’s DIGITAL OUT jack to a Dolby Digital
decoder (or an amplifier or other equipment with a
Dolby Digital decoder).
DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
DTS
OFF: If you select “OFF”, the DTS signal is not output
through the DIGITAL OUT jack.
Bitstream: Select “Bitstream” if you connected the
Recorder’s DIGITAL OUT jack to a DTS decoder (or an
amplifier or other equipment with a DTS decoder).
MPEG
PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital
stereo amplifier. The Recorder’s digital audio outputs
sounds in the PCM 2ch format when you play a DVD
video disc recorded on the MPEG2 recording
system.
Bitstream: Select “Bitstream” if you connected the
Recorder’s DIGITAL OUT jack to a MPEG decoder (or
an amplifier or other equipment with a MPEG decoder).
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With the DVD format, you can hear a program’s soundtrack in the most accurate and realistic presentation
possible, thanks to digital audio technology. However,
you may wish to compress the dynamic range of the
audio output (the difference between the loudest sounds
and the quietest ones). Then, you may listen to a movie
at a lower volume without losing clarity of sound. Set
DRC to ON for this effect.
Before Operation (Continued)
Set Password
To access the Rating, Set Password and Area Code
features, you must enter a 4-digit security password.
5. Select “OK” then press ENTER. The 4-digit password
is cleared. Enter a new code as shown above.
Rating
Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for
children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control
information that applies to the complete disc or to
certain scenes on the disc. These scenes are rated from
Level 1 to 8, and alternatively, more suitable scenes are
available for selection on some discs. Ratings are country-dependent. The Parental Control feature allows you
to prevent discs from being played by your children or to
have certain discs played with alternative scenes.
HOME.
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
2 Use b / B to select the Setup option.
3 While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
4 Use v / V to select the Lock option.
Follow steps 1-5 as shown above to the left (Set
Press B to move to the second level.
1
Password).
5
Use v / V to select the Rating option.
Use v / V to select the Set Password option.
2
6
Press B to move to the third level.
Press B to move to the third level.
3
7
you have not entered a password yet;
8 When
Enter a 4-digit password using the numbered buttons to create a personal 4-digit security password.
Enter the 4-digit password again to verify.
a 4-digit password using the numbered
4 Enter
buttons to confirm the personal 4-digit security
password.
When you have already entered a password;
You can change or delete the password.
Use v / V to select “Change” or “Delete” then press
ENTER.
Change : Enter a 4-digit password using the numbered buttons to confirm the personal 4-digit security password, then enter a 4-digit new password
twice.
Delete : Enter a 4-digit password using the numbered buttons to confirm the personal 4-digit security password.
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If you make a mistake, press b repeatedly to delete
password numbers one by one then correct it.
If you forget your 4-digit code
Select a rating from 1 to 8 using the v / V but5 tons.
One (1) has the most playback restrictions. Eight (8) has the least playback restrictions.
No Limit: If you select No Limit, Parental Control is
not active. The disc will play in full.
Level 1 to 8: Some discs contain scenes not suitable for children. If you set a rating for the recorder,
all disc scenes with the same rating or lower will be
played. Higher rated scenes will not be played
unless an alternative scene is available on the disc.
The alternative must have the same rating or a
lower one. If no suitable alternative is found, playback will stop. You must enter the 4-digit password
or change the rating level in order to play the disc.
ENTER to confirm your rating selection,
6 Press
then press HOME to exit the menu.
If you forget your password, to clear the current password, follow the procedure below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press HOME.
Use b / B to select the Setup option.
While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
Use the Number buttons to enter the 6-digit number
“210499”.
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HOOKUP
Lock (Parental Control) Settings
Before Operation (Continued)
Area Code
Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were
used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list
(See “Area Code List”, page 55.).
HOME.
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
2 Use b / B to select the Setup option.
3 While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
4 Use v / V to select the Lock option.
5 Press B to move to the second level.
6 Use v / V to select the Area Code option.
7 Press B to move to the third level.
you have not entered a password yet;
8 When
Enter a 4-digit password using the numbered buttons to create a personal 4-digit security password.
Enter the 4-digit password again to verify.
When you have already entered a password;
Enter a 4-digit password using the numbered buttons to confirm the personal 4-digit security password.
HOME.
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
2 Use b / B to select the Setup option.
3 While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
4 Use v / V to select the Record option.
5 Press B to move to the second level.
v / V to select the Disc Record Mode
6 Use
option.
7 Press B to move to the third level.
v / V to select a desired Record Mode
8 Use
(XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP)
ENTER to confirm your selection, then
9 Press
press HOME to exit the menu.
VCR Record Mode
You can set the picture quality for VCR recording; SP
(Standard Play), LP (Long Play).
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If you make a mistake, press b repeatedly to delete
password numbers one by one then correct it.
Select the first character using the v / V
9 buttons.
the cursor using B buttons and select the
10 Shift
second character using v / V buttons.
ENTER to confirm your Area Code selec11 Press
tion, then press HOME to exit the menu.
Recording Settings
Disc Record Mode
You can set the picture quality for DVD recording; XP
(High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), LP (Low Quality),
EP (Extend Quality), MLP (Maximum Long Play).
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VCR Record System
Your video recorder uses triple colour standards, PAL
and MESECAM. During recording your video recorder
should select the colour system automatically, however
if you experience problems you may need to do it
manually.
DV Record Audio
Disc Settings
You need to set this if you have a camcorder using
32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN
jack.
Some digital camcorders have two stereo tracks for
audio. One is recorded at the time of shooting; the other
is for overdubbing after shooting.
On the Audio 1 setting, the sound that was recorded
while shooting is used.
On the Audio 2 setting, the overdubbed sound is used.
Initialize
If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will initialize the disc.
DVD-R: The recorder initialize the disc to Video mode.
The recording mode will always be Video mode.
DVD-RW: The Initialize menu will appears. Select “OK”
then press ENTER. The recorder initialize the disc to
Video mode. If you change to VR mode, go to step 9.
DVD+R/+RW: The Initialize menu will appears. Select
“OK” then press ENTER.
Also, you can format the disc from the Setup menu as
below.
AV2 Recording
You can select the type of the signal when recording
video input signal from the device connected to the AV2
DECODER socket.
Auto : The video input signal will automatically follow
the video signal received.
CVBS : Only for recording CVBS input signal.
RGB : Only for recording RGB input signal.
Auto Chapter
When recording, chapter markers are put in specified
setting. You can change this interval to 5 minutes, or
10 minutes. If you select None, switch off automatic
chapter marking altogether with the No Separation
setting.
HOME.
1 Press
The Home menu appears.
2 Use b / B to select the Setup option.
3 While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.
4 Use v / V to select the Disc option.
5 Press B to move to the second level.
6 Use v / V to select the Initialize option.
B to move to the third level.
7 Press
Start icon is highlighted.
ENTER.
8 Press
Initialize menu appears.
In case of the initialized DVD-RW, use b / B to
9 select
a desired Disc Format Mode (VR Mode or
Video Mode) then press ENTER.
In case of DVD+RW, go to step 10.
b / B to select “OK” then press ENTER.
10 Use
It takes a few moments to format the disc.
Caution
If you want to change the disc format, everything
recorded on the disc will be erased.
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HOOKUP
Before Operation (Continued)
Before Operation (Continued)
Finalize
Disc Label
Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc
can be played on a regular DVD player or computer
equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.
Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for
navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing DISC
MENU / LIST or TITLE.
Use this to enter a name for the disc. This name
appears when you display disc information on-screen.
• The disc name can be up to 32 characters long.
• For discs formatted on a different Recorder, you will
see only a limited character set.
Caution
Once you have finalized a DVD-R and DVD+R disc,
you cannot edit or record anything else on that disc
except DVD+RW. However, you can record and edit a
DVD-RW disc by choosing “Unfinalize” option.
steps 1-5 as shown on page 25
1 Follow
(Initialize).
2 Use v / V to select the Finalize option.
B to move to the third level.
3 Press
Finalize is highlighted.
ENTER.
4 Press
Finalize menu appears.
1 Follow steps 1-5 as shown Initialize on page 25.
2 Use v / V to select the Disc Label option.
B to move to the third level.
3 Press
Edit icon is highlighted.
ENTER.
4 Press
Keyboard menu appears.
a name for the disc. Use v V b B to select
5 Enter
a character then press ENTER to confirm your
selection. Refer step 3 as shown on page 19
5
Select OK then press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
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How long finalization takes depends on the type of disc,
how much is recorded on the disc, and the number of
titles on the disc. A disc recorded can take up to 8 minutes or more to finalize.
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If you load a DVD-RW that has already been finalized,
you can ‘unfinalize’ it by choosing Unfinalize from the
Finalize menu. After doing this, you can edit and
re-record onto the disc.
(Station Rename).
Remote control buttons for entering a name
N (PLAY): Inserts a space at the cursor position.
X (PAUSE/STEP): Deletes the after character at the
cursor position.
x (STOP), CLEAR: Deletes the previous character
at the cursor position.
. / >: Moves cursor to left or right.
Numbers (0~9): Enters the character of corresponding location on the selected column.
DISC MENU / LIST, DISPLAY: Switches the keyboard type (English/Latin Capital, English/Latin
Lowercase, Symbols)
OK then press ENTER to fix the name
6 Choose
and return to the Setup menu.
7 Press HOME to exit the menu.
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Before Operation (Continued)
Disc Protect
About DivX(R)
HOOKUP
When recording in DVD+RW / +R disc or VR mode formatted DVD-RW disc, set to ON to prevent accidental
recording, editing or deleting of the disc loaded. If you
need to unlock the disc to make edits, select OFF.
We provide you the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand)
registration code that allows you to rent and purchase
videos using the DivX® VOD service. For more information, visit www.divx.com/vod.
PBC
Set Playback Control (PBC) to On or Off.
- ON: Video CDs with PBC are played according to the PBC.
- OFF: Video CDs with PBC are played the same way as
Audio CDs.
1 Select “About DivX(R)” option then press B.
ENTER while Enter is selected and the regis2 Press
tration code will appear.
the registration code to purchase or rent the
3 Use
videos from Divx® VOD service at
www.divx.com/vod. Follow the instructions and
download the video onto a disc for playback on this
unit.
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All the downloaded videos from DivX® VOD can only be
played back on this unit.
Auto Play
You can set up the Recorder so a DVD disc automatically starts playing whenever the DVD is inserted.
If Auto Play mode is set to On, this Recorder will search
for title that has the longest playback time and then play
back the title automatically.
ON: Auto Play function is active.
OFF: Auto Play function is not active.
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The Auto Play function may not work for some DVDs.
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Before Operation (Continued)
General Explanation of
On-Screen Display
This manual gives basic instructions for operating the
Recorder. Some DVDs require specific operation or
allow only limited operation during playback. When this
occurs, the symbol
appears on the TV screen, indicating that the operation is not permitted by the
Recorder or is not available on the disc.
Displaying Information on-screen
You can display various information about the disc or
tape loaded on-screen.
1
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display/change the
information displayed on-screen.
The items displayed differ depending on the disc
type, tape or playing status.
Example : DVD-Video disc
Displaying Information While Watching TV
During viewing the TV, press DISPLAY to display/
remove the information displayed on-screen.
e.g., when DVD-RW in VR mode is inserted.
Indicates channel number, station name,
and audio input signal received by the
tuner.
Indicates the record mode,
free space, and elapsed
time progress bar.
Indicates disc name
and format.
You can select an item by pressing v / V and
2 change
or select the setting by pressing
.
For details about each item, see the pages in
b/B
parenthesis.
TITLE: Current title (or track) number/total
number of titles (or tracks) (page 29)
CHAPTER: Current chapter number/total
number of chapters (page 29)
TIME: Elapsed playing time (page 30)
AUDIO: Selected audio language (DVD VIDEO
only) or audio channel (page 31 to 32)
SUBTITLE: Selected subtitle (page 32)
ANGLE: Selected angle/total number of angles
(page 31)
SOUND: Selected sound mode (page 32)
Indicates output audio signal.
Indicates current date and time.
remove the on-screen display, press DISPLAY
3 Toor RETURN(O
O) repeatedly until it disappears.
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If no button is pressed for 7 seconds, the on-screen
display disappears.
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Operation with DVD and Video CD
Moving to another TITLE
DVD
Playback Setup
Before using the remote control, press the DVD button to select the device to be operated.
Turn the TV on and select the video input source connected to the Recorder.
Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select
the input source connected to the Recorder.
1 Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray.
your chosen disc in the tray, with the
2 Load
playback side down.
OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to close the tray.
3 Press
REAd appears on the display window, and playback
starts automatically. If playback does not start,
press N (PLAY).
In some cases, the disc menu might appear
instead.
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If a menu screen is displayed
The menu screen may be displayed first after loading a
DVD or Video CD which contains a menu.
DVD
Use the b B v V buttons to select the title/chapter you
want to view, then press ENTER to start playback.
Press TITLE or DISC MENU / LIST to return to the
menu screen.
VCD
Use the number buttons to select the track you want
to view.
Press RETURN (O) to return to the menu screen.
Menu setting and the exact operating procedures for
using the menu may differ depending on the disc.
Follow the instructions on the each menu screen.
You may also set PBC to OFF under Setup menu.
See page 27.
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– If Parental Control is set and the disc is not within the
Rating settings (not authorized), the 4-digit code must
be entered and/or the disc must be authorized (see
“Rating”, on page 23).
– DVDs may have a Region Code.
Your recorder will not play discs that have a region
code different from your recorder. The region code for
this recorder is 2 (two).
General Features
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Unless stated otherwise, all operations described use
the remote control. Some features may also be available
on the Setup menu.
Video
VR
+RW
+R
DivX
When a disc has more than one title, you can move to
another title as follows:
Press DISPLAY twice then use v / V to select the
title icon. Then, press the appropriate numbered button (0-9) or b / B to select a title number.
Moving to another CHAPTER/TRACK
DVD
VR
+RW
+R
VCD
When a title on a disc has more than one chapter/track,
you can move to another chapter/track as follows:
Press SKIP (. or >) briefly during playback to
select the next chapter/track or to return to the beginning of the current chapter/track.
Press SKIP (.) twice briefly to step back to the
previous chapter/track.
To go directly to any chapter/track during playback,
press DISPLAY twice. Then, use v / V to select chapter icon (or for a Video CD, select track icon). Then,
enter the chapter/track number using the numbered
buttons (0-9) or press b / B.
Search
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
VCD
DivX
1 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) during
playback.
The recorder will now go into SEARCH mode.
2 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) to
select the required speed: b (Reverse play), m,
mb, mm, mmb, mmm (backward) or
M, MB, MM, MMB, MMM (forward).
With a Video CD, DivX disc the Search speed
changes: m, mb, mm (backward) or M,
MB, MM (forward).
3 To exit SEARCH mode, press N (PLAY).
Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
VCD
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback.
The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode.
2 You can advance or back up the picture frame-byframe by pressing b / B repeatedly during PAUSE
mode.
3 To exit PAUSE mode, press N (PLAY).
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The picture frame-by-frame in reverse is not available
for Video CD.
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You can advance the picture frame-by-frame by pressing PAUSE/STEP (X) repeatedly on the remote control.
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PLAYBACK
Playing a DVD or Video CD
Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued)
General Features (Continued)
Slow Motion
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
VCD
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback.
The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode.
2 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) during
PAUSE mode.
The Recorder will enter SLOW mode.
3 Use the BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) to
select the required speed:
t 1/16, t 1/8, t 1/4, or t 1/2 (backward), or T
1/16, T 1/8, T 1/4, or T 1/2 (forward).
With a Video CD, the Slow speed changes: T 1/8, T
1/4 or T 1/2 (forward).
4 To exit Slow Motion mode, press PLAY (N).
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Slow motion playback in reverse is not possible with
Video CDs.
Repeat A-B
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
VCD
Karaoke DVD
To repeat a sequence in a title:
1 Press PLAY MODE at your chosen starting point.
Repeat icon and A- appears on the TV screen.
2 Press ENTER again at your chosen end point.
Repeat icon and A-B appears on the TV screen, and the
repeat sequence begins.
3 To stop the repeat A-B, press PLAY MODE repeatedly
until “OFF” appears on the TV screen.
Play modes
+R
VCD
DVD
VR
Video
+RW
Karaoke DVD
While the disc is playing, press PLAY MODE repeatedly
to select a play mode:
DVD, DVD-RW(Video), DVD+RW, and DVD+R:
REPEAT CHAPTER, REPEAT TITLE, REPEAT OFF
Karaoke DVD: REPEAT CHAPTER, REPEAT TITLE,
RANDOM, NORMAL
VCD: REPEAT TRACK, REPEAT ALL, REPEAT OFF or
REPEAT TRACK, REPEAT ALL, RANDOM, NORMAL
DVD-RW(VR): REPEAT CHAPTER, REPEAT TITLE,
REPEAT ALL, REPEAT OFF
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By pressing SKIP > during Random playback, the
unit selects another title (track) and resumes Random
playback.
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On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to OFF
in the Setup menu. See page 27.
The play mode may vary according to the recorded
content.
Time Search
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
DivX
The Time Search function allows you to start playing at
any chosen time on the disc.
1 Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The on-screen
display appears on the TV screen.
The Time Search box shows the elapsed playing time of the
current disc.
2 Within 7 seconds, use v / V to select the Time
Search icon in the on-screen display.
The “-:--:--” appears in the Time Search box.
3 Within 7 seconds, use the number buttons to enter
the required start time. Enter hours, minutes, and seconds from left to right in the box.
You can not enter an invalid time.
If you enter the wrong numbers, press b / B to move the
under bar (_) to the wrong number. Then enter the correct
numbers.
4 Within 7 seconds, press ENTER to confirm the start
time.
Playback starts from the selected time on the disc.
Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued)
General Features (continued)
3 Press CLEAR.
Zoom
4 Use b / B to select “OK” then press ENTER.
5 Repeat steps 2-4 to erase additional Marked scene.
Video
VR
+RW
+R
The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video
image and to move through the enlarged image.
1 Press ZOOM during playback or still playback to activate the Zoom function.
Each press of the ZOOM button changes the TV screen in
the sequence shown below.
x1 size → x2 size → x4 size → x1 size (normal size)
2 Use the b B v V buttons to move through the
zoomed picture.
3 To resume normal playback, press CLEAR or press
ZOOM repeatedly until the normal picture appears.
6 To remove the Marker Search menu, press
RETURN (O).
Checking the Contents of DVD Video
Discs: Menus
DVDs may contain menus that allow you to access
special features. To open the disc menu, press DISC
MENU / LIST. Then, press the appropriate number button to select an option. Or, use the b B v V buttons to
highlight your selection, then press ENTER.
Title Menu
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The zoom function may not work for some DVDs.
Marker Search
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
VCD
You can start playback from a memorized point.
Up to six points can be memorized.
To enter a mark, follow these steps.
1 During disc playback, press MARKER when
playback reaches the spot that you want to
memorize.
The Marker icon will appear on the TV screen briefly.
2 Repeat step 1 to enter up to six Marker points on a
disc.
To Recall a Marked Scene
1 Press SEARCH.
The Marker Search menu will appear on the TV screen.
2 Use the b B v V buttons to select a Marked scene
that you want to recall.
3 Press ENTER.
DVD
1 Press TITLE.
If the current title has a menu, the menu will appear on the
TV screen. Otherwise, the disc menu may appear.
2 The menu may contain camera angles, spoken language and subtitle options, and chapters for the title.
Disc Menu
DVD
1 Press DISC MENU / LIST.
The disc menu is displayed.
2 To remove the disc menu, press DISC MENU / LIST
again.
Camera Angle
DVD
If the disc contains scenes recorded at different camera
angles, you can change to a different camera angle
during playback.
1 Press DISPLAY twice during playback.
2 Use v / V to select the ANGLE icon.
3 Press b / B repeatedly to select a desired angle.
Playback will start from the Marked scene.
4 To remove the Marker Search menu, press
RETURN (O).
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The Camera Angle icon is displayed on the TV screen
when alternate angles are available.
Changing the Audio Soundtrack
DVD
Press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio language or audio soundtrack if available.
To clear a Marked Scene
1 Press SEARCH during playback or in stop mode.
The Marker Search menu will appear on the TV screen.
2 Use b B v V to select the Marked scene that you
want to erase.
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Some discs feature both Dolby Digital and DTS soundtracks. There is no analog audio output when DTS is
selected. To listen to the DTS soundtrack, connect this
recorder to a DTS decoder via one of the digital outputs. See page 15 for connection details.
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PLAYBACK
DVD
“Delete selected marker? Proceed?” message appears.
Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued)
Changing the Audio Channel
VCD
Video
VR
+RW
+R
Last Condition Memory
DivX
With a Video CD, press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio channel
(STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT).
With DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode that have
both a main and a Bilingual audio channel, you can
switch between Main (L), Bilingual (R), or a mix of both
(Main + Bilingual) by pressing AUDIO.
3D Surround
+R
VCD
DVD
Video
VR
+RW
DivX
This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which
simulates multi-channel audio playback from two
conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or
more speakers normally required to listen to multichannel audio from a home theater system.
1. Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The OnScreen Display appears on the TV screen.
2. Use v / V to select the Sound icon in the On-Screen
Display.
3. Use b / B to select “3D SUR”.
To turn off the 3D Surround effect, select “NORMAL”.
Subtitles
DVD
DivX
Press SUBTITLE then press b / B repeatedly during
playback to see the different subtitle languages.
Finding Locations on a Disc
VCD
You can directly access any point on a video CD using
this function. Use this function only while a video CD is
playing. Playback jumps to the point specified.
1 Press SEARCH during playback.
The progress bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Use b / B to find a start position for playback.
3 Press ENTER to confirm the selected position.
Playback starts from the selected position.
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This function works only when no marker is memorized.
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DVD
This Recorder memorizes last scene from the last disc
that is viewed. The last scene remains in memory even
if you remove the disc from the Recorder or switch off
the Recorder. If you load a disc that has the scene
memorized, the scene is automatically recalled.
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– Settings are stored in memory for use any time.
– This recorder does not memorize settings of a disc if
you switch off the recorder before commencing to play
it.
Playing a DivX Movie Disc
Movie menu options
Using this unit you can play DivX disc. Before playing
DivX files, read “About DivX movie files” on right.
1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the Movie menu
then press ENTER.
Movie menu options appear.
1. Insert a disc and close the tray. The Movie menu
appears on the TV screen.
2. Press v / V to select a folder, and press ENTER. A
list of files in the folder appears. If you are in a file
list and want to return to the Folder list, use the v /
V buttons on the remote to highlight
and press
ENTER.
2. Press v / V to select an option, and press ENTER.
[Play] Start playback the selected title.
[Open] Opens the folder and a list of files in the
folder appears
About DivX movie files
DivX disc compatibility with this recorder is limited
as follows:
Available resolution size of the DivX file is under
720x576 (W x H) pixel.
The DivX subtitle file name has to be identified with
the DivX file name to display by this unit.
The total number of files and folders on the disc
should be less than 1999.
3. If you want to view a particular file, press
v / V to highlight a file and press PLAY (N).
You can use variable playback functions. Refer to
pages 29-32.
4. Press STOP (x) to stop the playback. The Movie
menu appears.
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On a CD with MP3/WMA, JPEG and MOVIE file, you can
switch Music, Photo and Movie menu. Press TITLE.
Notice for displaying the DivX subtitle
If the subtitle does not display properly during playback,
press PAUSE/STEP (X) when the subtitle is displayed
and press and hold SUBTITLE about 3 seconds then
press b / B to select another language code until the
subtitle is displayed properly.
If the number of the screen frame is over 29.97
frames per second, this unit may not operate
normally.
If the video and audio structure of recorded file is
not interleaved, returns to the menu screen.
If the file is recorded with GMC, the unit supports
only 1-point of the record level.
* GMC?
GMC is the acronym for Global Motion
Compensation. It is an encoding tool specified in
MPEG4 standard. Some MPEG4 encoders, like DivX,
have this option.
There are different levels of GMC encoding, usually
called 1-point, 2-point, or 3-point GMC.
Playable DivX file
“.avi”, “.divx”
Playable DivX subtitle
“.smi”, “.srt ”, “.sub (Micro DVD format only)”,
“.txt (Micro DVD format only)”
Divx subtitle except those listed above is not displayed on the TV screen.
Playable Codec format
“DIV3”, “MP43”, “DIVX”, “DX50”
Playable Audio format
“AC3”, “PCM”, “MP2”, “MP3”, “WMA”
Sampling frequency: within 8 - 48 kHz (MP3), within
32 - 48kHz (WMA)
Bit rate: within 8 - 320kbps (MP3),
32 - 192kbps (WMA)
CD-R format
ISO 9660 and JOLIET
DVD±R/RW format
ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format)
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PLAYBACK
Playing a DivX Movie Disc
Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation
Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA
Disc CD MP3 WMA
The Recorder can play audio CDs. Also, the Recorder
can play MP3/WMA formatted recordings on CD-ROM,
CD-R, CD-RW, DVD±R or DVD±RW disc.
Before playing MP3/WMA recordings, read the notes on
MP3/WMA Recordings on page 35.
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Insert a disc and close the tray.
AUDIO CD or MP3/WMA CD menu appears on the
TV screen.
Music menu options
1. To display menu options, select a track (or folder) on
the menu then press ENTER.
2. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER to
confirm your selection.
Music-Audio CD menu options
CD
Play: Starts playback the selected track.
Random: Plays tracks in random order.
Music-CD menu options
MP3
WMA
• When you select a track.
Play: Starts playback the selected track.
Random: Plays tracks in random order.
AUDIO CD Menu
2
MP3/WMA CD Menu
Use v / V to select a track then press PLAY (N).
Playback starts.
During playback, the current track’s elapsed playing
time will appear on the display window and menu.
Playback will stop at the end of the disc.
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You can view TV channel or video input source by
pressing RETURN. If you want to return to the
Music menu, press DISC MENU / LIST.
On CDs with mixed content (audio tracks,
MP3/WMA files and JPEG files), you can select
among the Music-Audio CD menu, MusicMP3/WMA CD menu, and Photo CD menu by
pressing TITLE repeatedly in Stop mode.
If you select a MP3 and press DISPLAY, the file
informations are displayed. Press DISPLAY again
to remove the file informations.
If you select a folder and press DISPLAY, the
number of subfolders and number of MP3/WMA
files in the folder are displayed.
If you are in a file list and want to return to the
Folder list, use the v/V to highlight
and press
ENTER to return to the previous menu screen.
3 ToSTOPstop(x).playback at any other time, press
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• When you select a folder.
Open: Displays sub-folders and MP3/WMA files only in
the folder.
Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation (Continued)
CD
MP3
Search
WMA
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback.
2 To return to playback, press PLAY (N) or press
PAUSE/STEP (X) again.
Moving to Another Track
CD
MP3
WMA
CD
1 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) during
playback.
The recorder will now go into SEARCH mode.
2 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) to
select the required speed: m, ,, mm
(backward) or M, <, MM (forward).
Search speed and direction are indicated on the menu
screen.
Press SKIP (. or >) briefly during
playback to go to the next track or to return to the
beginning of the current track.
3 To exit SEARCH mode, press N (PLAY).
Press SKIP (.) twice briefly to step back to the
previous track.
Notes on MP3/WMA Recordings
On an Audio CD, to go directly to any track, enter the
track number using the numbered buttons (0-9) during
playback on the Track List.
Repeat A-B
About MP3
CD
To repeat a sequence in a track:
PLAYBACK
Pause
An MP3 file is audio data compressed by using the
MPEG1 audio layer-3 file-coding scheme. We call
files that have the “.mp3” file extension “MP3 files”.
The recorder can not read an MP3 file that has a file
extension other than “.mp3”.
1 Press PLAY MODE at your chosen start point.
Repeat icon and ‘A-’ appears on the menu screen.
2 Press ENTER again at your chosen end point.
The Repeat icon and ‘A - B’ appears on the menu screen,
and the repeat sequence begins.
3 To exit the sequence and return to normal play, press
PLAY MODE again.
The Repeat icon disappears from the menu screen.
Play modes
CD
MP3
WMA
While the disc is playing, press PLAY MODE repeatedly
to select a play mode:
CD: REPEAT TRACK, REPEAT ALL
MP3 and WMA: REPEAT TRACK, REPEAT FOLDER
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By pressing SKIP (>) during Random playback, the
unit selects another track and resumes Random playback.
About WMA(Window Media Audio)
An WMA file is a Microsoft audio compression
technology.
WMA(Windows Media Audio) offers double the
audio.compression of the MP3 format.
MP3/WMA Disc compatibility with this recorder
is limited as follows:
1. CD-R physical format should be “ISO 9660” and
“JOLIET”.
2. If you record MP3/WMA files using the software
which cannot create a FILE SYSTEM, for example
“Direct-CD” etc., it is impossible to playback
MP3/WMA files. We recommend that you use
“Easy-CD Creator”, which creates an ISO9660 or
JOLIET file system.
3. Total number of files and folders on the disc should
be less than 1999.
This Recorder requires discs/recordings to meet
certain technical standards in order to achieve optimal
playback quality. Pre-recorded DVDs are automatically
set to these standards. There are many different types
of recordable disc formats (including CD-R containing
MP3 or WMA files) that require certain pre-existing
conditions (see above) to insure compatible playback.
Customers should also note that permission is
required in order to download MP3/WMA files and
music from the Internet. Our company has no right
to grant such permission. Permission should always
be sought from the copyright owner.
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JPEG File Operation
Viewing a JPEG File
JPEG
The recorder can play discs with JPEG files.
Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG
Recordings” at right.
Insert a disc and close the tray.
The Photo menu appears on the TV screen.
1
To stop viewing at any time, press STOP.
6 The
Photo menu reappears.
Skip Images
While viewing a picture, press SKIP (. or >) once
to advance to the next file or return to the previous file.
Rotate Images
Use v / V while viewing a picture to flip the picture
clockwise or counterclockwise.
View Slide Shows
1. Select “Slide Show” option on the Photo menu.
2. Press ENTER.
The Slide Show menu appears.
v V b B to select a folder, then press ENTER.
2 Use
Open icon is highlighted on the left side of the
menu.
ENTER.
3 Press
A list of files in the folder appears.
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If the
icon displays in the Photo menu, it means you
cannot see those JPEG files.
Use v V b B to select a file, then press ENTER.
The options appear on the left side of the menu.
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3. Use v V b B to set the options.
Object: Selected file or All files.
Speed: Sets the speed for Slide Show (Slow, Normal,
or Fast)
4. Select the Start option then press ENTER to start the
Slide Show.
5. Press STOP to stop the Slide Show and returns to
the Photo menu.
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Use the MARKER button to select multiple files.
Notes on JPEG Recordings
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If you are in a file list and want to return to the Folder
list, use the v / V buttons on the remote to highlight
the
icon and press ENTER.
You can view TV channel or video input source by
pressing RETURN. If you want to return to the Photo
menu, press DISC MENU / LIST.
On CDs with mixed content (audio tracks, MP3/WMA
files and JPEG files), you can select among the
AUDIO CD menu, MP3/WMA CD menu, and Photo
CD menu by pressing TITLE repeatedly in Stop mode.
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Depending on the size and number of the JPEG files,
it may take several minutes to read the contents of
the media. If you don’t see an on-screen display after
several minutes, some of the files are too big —
reduce the resolution of the JPEG files to less than 4
mega pixels and burn another disc.
The total number of files and folders are free but the
total number of files on the folder should be less than
1999.
Some discs may be incompatible due to different
recording formats or the condition of the discs.
When you are using software such as “Easy CD
Creator” to burn JPEG files on a CD-R, ensure that all
selected files have the “.jpg” extension before copying
them into the CD layout.
If the files have “.jpe” extensions, please rename them
as “.jpg” files.
File names without the “.jpg” extension cannot be
read by this recorder, even though the files are shown
as JPEG image files in Windows Explorer®.
Progressive and lossless compression JPEG image
files are not supported.
Use v / V to select “Full Screen” option then
press ENTER.
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VCR Mode Tape Playback
Special Effect Playback
Before using the remote control, press the VCR button to select the device to be operated.
Turn the TV on and select the video input source connected to the Recorder.
Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select
the input source connected to the Recorder.
Normal Playback
1
VHS
Insert a prerecorded video cassette.
The
indicator will light and the Recorder will powerup automatically.
Make sure that the TIMER indicator in the display
window is not lighted. If it is, press POWER once.
If a tape without a safety tab is inserted, the Recorder
will start playback automatically.
PLAY (N) once.
2 Press
PLAY icon appears on the TV screen.
It is not necessary to select the tape speed for playback. It will be automatically selected by the Recorder.
3
Press STOP (x) to stop playback.
STOP icon appears on the TV screen.
If the tape reaches the end before STOP (x) is pressed,
the Recorder will automatically stop, rewind and eject the
tape, and turn itself off.
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If you wish to watch the DVD playback during the VCR playback, press DVD (or DVD/VCR) to change to DVD mode and
perform the DVD playback. If you press VCR (or DVD/VCR)
to watch the VCR playback again, playback resumes from
the point where playback was interrupted.
You cannot playback for the both DVD and VCR at the same
time.
Tracking Control
VHS
Auto Tracking
The automatic tracking function adjusts the picture to
remove snow or streaks.
The AUTO TRACKING function works in the following
cases:
A tape is played back for the first time.
Tape speed (SP, LP) changes.
Streaks or snow appear because of scratches on the tape.
Manual Tracking
If noise appears on the screen during playback, press
either PR/CH(TRK) (v/V) on the remote control or
PROG. (v/V) on the front panel until the noise on the
screen is reduced.
In case of vertical jitter, adjust these controls very carefully.
Tracking is automatically reset to normal when the tape is
ejected or the power cord is unplugged for more than 3 seconds.
VHS
Special effects playback notes
Horizontal lines (noise bars) will appear on the TV screen.
This is normal.
The audio is automatically muted during special effect modes,
so there is no sound during search.
During the high-speed picture search modes, a short time is
needed to stabilize tape speed when re-entering the PLAY
mode. Slight interference may be observed during this time.
Search
This function lets you visually search forward and backward for a desired scene on your tape.
1 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD (M)
during playback.
The Recorder will be activated in the SEARCH mode.
If the Recorder is left in the SEARCH mode for more than
3 minutes, the Recorder will automatically enter the PLAY
mode, to protect the tape and video heads.
2 To return to playback, press PLAY (N).
Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback.
A still picture appears on the TV screen.
If a still picture vibrates vertically, stabilize it by using
PR/CH(TRK) (v/V) on the remote control.
If the Recorder is left in the STILL mode for more than 5
minutes, the Recorder will automatically enter the STOP
mode to protect the tape and video heads.
2 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) repeatedly to advance the
video picture one frame at a time while viewing a still
picture.
3 To return to playback, press PLAY (N).
Slow Motion
1 While in still mode, press FORWARD (M).
The tape will be played back at a speed 1/19 times
slower than the normal speed.
During slow playback, use PR/CH(TRK) (v/V) on the
Remote Control to minimize noise bands.
If slow motion mode continues for more than 3 minutes,
the Recorder will automatically change to normal play
mode.
2 To return to playback, press PLAY (N).
Counter Memory Function
This is useful if there is a section of tape you want to
view immediately after recording or if you want to return
to the same point several times.
1 Begin recording or playing a tape.
2 Press DISPLAY repeatedly to display the real-time
counter on the TV screen.
3 At the point you want to locate later, reset the realtime counter to 0:00:00 by pressing CLEAR.
Continue to play or record.
4 Press STOP when recording or playback finishes.
5 Press RETURN (O).
The tape automatically stops when the tape counter
returns to about “0:00:00”.
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PLAYBACK
Preparation
Basic Recording
Basic Recording from a TV
Instant Timer Recording
Follow the instructions below to record a TV program.
Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc or
tape is full or you stop the recording.
Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a recording
easily of a preset length without using the program timer.
Follow steps 1-5 as shown left (Basic Recording
from a TV).
Press REC (z) repeatedly to select the recording time length.
Switch on the Recorder, select the device (VCR
or DVD) for Recording and load a recordable
disc or tape.
1
Also make sure that the TV input is set to this recorder.
If you load a completely blank DVD-RW disc, Disc Initialize
menu will appear, to select a desired Recording Mode to
initialize the disc (See page 25).
a recording mode as necessary by pressing
2 Set
REC MODE repeatedly.
DVD: XP(High quality), SP (Standard quality),
1
2
Recording starts after the first press.
DVD: Each subsequent press increases the recording time
by 10 minutes within free space.
VCR: Each subsequent press increases the recording time
by 30 minutes. Please confirm the VHS tape has enough
remaining time to be recorded before recording.
LP (Low quality), EP (Extended quality),
MLP (Maximum Long Play),
VCR: SP (Standard Play), LP (Long Play)
3
Use PROG. (v/V) on the front panel or
PR/CH(TRK)(v/V) on the remote control to
select the TV channel to record.
AUDIO to select the audio channel to
4 Use
record.
The table below shows what will be recorded on the
different settings for different types of broadcast. The last
column (Monitor Audio) shows what you’ll hear as it is
recording.
TV
Broadcast
Selected Audio
Audio
Tape
L Ch
STEREO
MAIN+SUB
MONO
Broadcast Audio
Monitor
VR mode or
Video, +R or Audio
R Ch
+RW mode
L Ch R Ch
STEREO/MAIN
STEREO
STEREO
STEREO
STEREO/SUB
STEREO
STEREO
STEREO
MONO/MAIN
MONO
MONO
MONO
STEREO/MAIN
MAIN
SUB
MAIN MAIN MAIN
STEREO/SUB
MAIN
SUB
SUB
MONO/MAIN
MAIN
SUB
MAIN MAIN MAIN
SUB
SUB
STEREO/MAIN
MONO
MONO
MONO
STEREO/SUB
MONO/MAIN
MONO
MONO
MONO
MONO
MONO
MONO
REC (z) once.
5 Press
Recording will start. (The REC indicator lights in the
display window.)
Recording continues until you press STOP (x) or the
disc (or tape) is full.
To record for a fixed length of time, see Instant Timer
Recording on right.
6 Press STOP (x) to stop recording.
Instant Timer Record Menu
Checking the Recording Time
Press REC (z) or DISPLAY once to check the recording time. The recalled setting will automatically return to
the TV screen for a moment. Also, remaining time of
recording is shown in the display window.
To Extend the Recording Time
The recording time can be extended anytime by pressing REC (z).
Each subsequent press increases the recording time by
10 minutes (DVD) within free space or 30 minutes (VCR).
To Pause the Recording
1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) to pause the disc or tape
during recording.
2 When you want to continue recording, press
PAUSE/STEP (X) or REC (z).
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• If you press PAUSE/STEP (X) during the Instant
Timer Recording, it will be canceled.
• The Recorder will automatically power off
when the Instant Timer Recording ends.
To record one TV program while watching another
1 Press TV/VCR to select the TV mode during recording. The TV indicator appears.
2 Using the TV remote controller, select the channel to
be viewed.
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When recording onto a video tape, you can change a recording
channel in the recording pause mode. (You cannot change a
recording channel in the DVD recording pause mode.)
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If you wish to watch the DVD playback during the VCR record
ing, press DVD (or DVD/VCR) to change to DVD mode and per
form the DVD playback. You cannot playback the VCR during the
DVD recording.
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Dubbing from DVD to VCR
Dubbing from VCR to DVD
You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape
using the DUBBING button.
You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a recordable DVD disc using the DUBBING button. This allows
you to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD.
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If the DVD (or Discs) you are attempting to copy is copy
protected, you will not be able to copy the disc. It is not
permitted to copy Macrovision encoded DVDs (or
Discs).
1
2
3
4
Insert a VHS Tape
Insert a blank VHS video tape into the VCR deck.
Insert a Disc
Insert the disc you wish to copy in the DVD deck
and close the disc tray.
Select DVD mode by pressing DVD on the
remote control or pressing DVD/VCR on the
front panel.
Find the place on the DVD (or Disc) from which
you want to start recording using the PLAY and
PAUSE functions.
For best results, pause playback at the point from which
you want to record.
the DUBBING button.
5 Press
The Dubbing menu appears.
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If the VHS video tape you are attempting to copy is copy
protected, you will not be able to copy the tape. It is not
permitted to copy Macrovision encoded tapes.
1
2
3
4
Insert a recordable DVD disc.
Insert a blank recordable DVD disc in the DVD deck
and close the disc tray.
Insert a VHS Tape
Insert the VHS video tape you wish to copy into the
VCR deck.
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When using a DVD±RW disc, you must initialize
before copying; see page 25.
Select VCR mode by pressing VCR on the
remote control or pressing DVD/VCR on the
front panel.
Find the place on the VHS tape from which you
want to start recording using the PLAY, BACKWARD, FORWARD and PAUSE functions.
For best results, pause playback at the point from which
you want to record.
the DUBBING button.
5 Press
The Dubbing menu appears.
v / V / b / B to select the desired Record
6 Use
Mode:
• SP (Standard Play)
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• LP (Long Play, 2 times SP).
Select Dubbing then press ENTER or DUBBING
to start dubbing.
v / V / b / B to select the desired Record
6 Use
Mode:
• MLP (Maximum Long Play)
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If you press PAUSE/STEP during Copy mode, both the
DVD and VCR decks go into Pause mode. While in Pause
mode, you can adjust the DVD playback position using
PLAY, BACKWARD, FORWARD, PAUSE/STEP, etc. The
VCR deck will remain in Pause mode. To resume copying,
press the DUBBING button twice.
8
Stop the Copy Process
To stop copying at any other time, press STOP (x).
You must stop the Copy process manually when the
DVD movie ends, or the unit may replay and record
over and over again.
7
• EP (Extended Quality)
• LP (Low Quality)
• SP (Standard Quality)
• XP (High Quality)
Select Dubbing then press ENTER or DUBBING
to start dubbing.
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If you press PAUSE/STEP during Copy mode, both the
DVD and VCR decks go into Pause mode. While in Pause
mode, you can adjust the VCR playback position using
PLAY, BACKWARD, FORWARD, PAUSE/STEP, etc. The
DVD deck will remain in Pause mode. To resume copying,
press the DUBBING button twice.
the Copy Process
8 Stop
To stop copying at any other time, press STOP (x).
Copying will stop automatically when the VHS tape
ends.
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RECORDING
Basic Recording (Continued)
Timer Recording
This Recorder can be programmed to record up to 16
programs within a period of 1 month.
Press HOME.
The Home menu appears.
Use b / B to select the TV option.
1
2
v / V to select the Timer Record option then
3 Use
press ENTER.
The Timer Record List will appear.
the necessary information for your timer
5 Enter
recording(s).
• b / B (left/right) – move the cursor left/right
6
7
8
• v / V (up/down) – change the setting at the current cursor position
• Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record
menu.
• Press RETURN (O) to display Timer Record
List.
Press ENTER to save the program.
The Timer Record List will appear.
Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record
List.
Make sure that you load a recordable disc or
tape and press POWER to switch your unit to
Standby.
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4
Use v / V to select the NEW then press ENTER.
The Timer Record menu will appear.
• Media – Choose a media (DVD or VCR).
• PR – Choose a memorized program number, or
one of the external inputs from which to record.
• Date – Choose a date up to 1 month in advance,
or select a daily or weekly program.
• Start Time – Set the recording start time.
• End Time – Set the recording end time.
• Mode – Choose a record mode.
DVD: SP, LP, EP, MLP, XP or AT (Auto)
VCR: SP, LP, AT (Auto)
AT (Auto) mode determines how much time is
available on the disc or tape and switches record
mode, if necessary, to complete recording the
program.
• The Timer indicator lights on the front panel display.
(Nothing is displayed while the Power Save Mode is ON.)
• If the Disc and Tape indicator are blinking, either no disc
or tape is loaded, or the loaded disc is not recordable.
• The Recorder will record the audio according to the current TV tuner setting (Stereo, Mono or Bilingual).
Use the AUDIO button to set the audio before switching
the Recorder to Standby mode.
• You must press POWER to stop the Timer Recording.
• The Recorder will automatically power off when the
Timer Recording ends.
If the unit is DVD mode when the VCR timer recording
ends, the unit will not automatically power off.
• There is a short delay when a timer recording finishes to
confirm the recorded program. If two timer recordings are
set to record sequentially (one right after the other), the
very beginning of the later program may not be recorded.
• If you wish to watch the DVD playback during the VCR
timer recording, press DVD (or DVD/VCR) to change to
DVD mode and perform the DVD playback. You cannot
playback the VCR during the DVD timer recording.
The recommendable recordable DVD discs
DVD-R
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x)
That’s (8x, 16x)
SONY (16x)
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DVD+R
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x)
Ricoh (8x, 16x)
SONY (16x)
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DVD-RW
Mitsubishi (4x)
Verbatim (4x)
JVC (4x)
Victor (4x)
Maxell (4x)
DVD+RW
Mitsubishi (4x)
SONY (2.4x)
Ricoh (2.4x, 4x)
Verbatim (2.4x)
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Timer Recording (Continued)
Checking Timer Recording Details
RECORDING
Programming can be checked whenever the Recorder is
turned on. Follow steps 1-3 as shown on page 40.
• Use v / V to select a timer recording.
• Press ENTER to edit the selected program.
Timer Record menu appears.
• Press CLEAR to delete the selected program
from the Timer Record List.
Canceling a Timer Recording
You can clear a timer setting anytime before the recording actually starts.
• Use v / V to select a program you want to erase on
the Timer Recorder List. Press CLEAR and the
confirm message will appear. Press ENTER while the
[OK] is selected to erase the recording.
Stopping a Timer Recording in Progress
After a timer recording has started, you can still cancel
the program.
• Press POWER.
Timer Recording Troubleshooting
Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not
record when:
• There is no disc (or tape) loaded.
• A non-recordable disc (or tape) is loaded.
• Disc Protect is set to ON in the Setup menu
(see page 27).
• Power is turned on.
• There are already 99 titles (DVD-RW, DVD-R) or 49
titles (DVD+RW, DVD+R) recorded on the disc.
You cannot enter a timer program when:
• A recording is already underway.
• The time you’re trying to set has already passed.
• There are already 16 timer programs set.
If two or more timer programs overlap:
• The earlier program takes priority.
• When the earlier program finishes, the later program
starts.
• If two programs are set to start at exactly the same
time, the program entered first takes priority.
If the disc is damaged, the recording may not complete
successfully. In this case even though the Check field
shows “Rec. OK”, it may not be.
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Recording from an External Input
Recording from External Components
Recording from a Digital Camcorder
You can record from an external component, such as a
camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the recorder’s
external inputs.
You can record from a digital camcorder connected to
the DV IN jack on the front panel of this recorder. Using
the recorder’s remote, you can control both the camcorder and this recorder.
Before recording, make sure that the audio input for the
DV IN jack is set up (see page 25).
1
Make sure that the component you want to
record from is connected properly to the
Recorder. See page 16.
AV/INPUT repeatedly to select the exter2 Press
nal input to record from.
•
•
•
•
Tuner: Built-in tuner
AV1: AV1 scart jack mounted on back panel
AV2: AV2 DECODER jack mounted on back panel
AV3: AV IN 3 (VIDEO, AUDIO (L/R)) mounted on front
panel
• DV: DV IN mounted on front panel
ote
Check that the Audio In settings DV Record Audio are
as you want them. See page 25.
3 Load a recordable disc or tape.
the recording mode as necessary by
4 Select
pressing REC MODE repeatedly.
DVD: XP(High Quality), SP (Standard Quality),
LP (Low Quality), EP (Extended Quality),
MLP (Maximum Long Play)
VCR: SP (Standard Play), LP (Long Play)
REC (z) once.
5 Press
Recording will start. (The REC indicator lights in the
display window.)
Recording continues until you press STOP (x) or the
disc or tape is full.
To record for a fixed length of time, see Instant Timer
Recording on page 38.
6 Press STOP (x) to stop recording.
ote
If your source is copy-protected using CopyGuard, you will not
be able to record it using this recorder. See Copyright on page
8 for more details.
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ips
• The source signal must be DVC-SD format.
• Some camcorders cannot be controlled using this
recorder’s remote.
• If you connect a second DVD Recorder using a DV
cable, you cannot control the second DVD Recorder
from this one.
• You can’t control this unit remotely from a component
connected to the DV IN jack.
• You can’t record date and time information from a DV
cassette.
sure your digital camcorder is connected
1 Make
to the front panel DV IN jack. See page 16.
2 Check that the DV audio input is as you require.
You can choose between Audio 1 (original audio) and
Audio 2 (overdubbed audio).
• DV Input is set from the DV Record Audio in sub-menu
of the Setup menu. See DV Record Audio on page 25
for more information.
AV/INPUT repeatedly to select the DV
3 Press
input.
DV appears in the display window.
the place on the camcorder tape that you
4 Find
want to the recording to start from.
For best results, pause playback at the point from which
you want to record.
• Depending on your camcorder, you can use this
recorder’s remote to control the camcorder using the
STOP, PLAY and PAUSE functions.
REC (z) once to start recording.
5 Press
Recording is automatically stopped if the recorder
•
detects no signal.
• You can pause or stop the recording by pressing
PAUSE/STEP (X) or STOP (x). You cannot
control the camcorder from this remote control
during recording.
• In Video mode, the final frame of the recording
may remain displayed on screen for a while after
recording stops.
What is DV?
DV-Related Messages
You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this
recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of
audio, video, data and control signals.
• This recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVCSD) 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 jack (including two
DVD recorders).
• It may not always be possible to control the connected camcorder via the DV IN jack.
• Digital camcorders can usually record audio as stereo
16-bit/48kHz, or twin stereo tracks of 12-bit/32kHz.
This recorder can only record one stereo audio track.
Set DV Record Audio to Audio 1 or Audio 2 as
required (see page 25).
• Audio input to the DV IN jack should be 32 or 48kHz
(not 44.1kHz).
• Picture disturbance on the recording may occur if the
source component pauses playback or plays an
unrecorded section of tape, or if the power fails in the
source component, or the DV cable becomes disconnected.
• Although DV Record Audio is set to Audio 2 and
Audio 2 signal is not present, DV Record Audio will be
reset to Audio 1 automatically.
You may see the following messages appear on your TV
screen when using the DV IN jack.
Not connected to Camcorder.
The camcorder is not connected properly, or the camcorder is switched off.
Too many devices connected.
The DV jack on this recorder supports connection to just
one camcorder.
Check the tape.
There is no cassette loaded into the connected equipment.
Uncontrollable device.
This recorder cannot control the camcorder.
Updating the information.
Camcorder is updating the information for DV.
Camera mode.
Camcorder is set to camera mode.
Troubleshooting
If you can’t get a picture and/or audio through the DV IN
jack, check the bullet points:
• Make sure the DV cable is properly connected.
• Try switching off the connected equipment then switch
back on.
• Try switching the audio input.
otes
• Depending on the connected camcorder, you may not
be able to control it using the remote control supplied
with this recorder.
• Before you set the mode of your Camcorder to camera mode, turn down the volume of connected Sound
device. There can be a howling sound.
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RECORDING
Recording from an External Input (Continued)
Title List and Chapter List Menu
Using the Title List-Original menu
VR
The Title List-Original is where you build and edit your
Playlist, and where you can delete titles and make other
changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also
play individual titles directly from the Title List-Original
menu.
The recorder must be stopped in order to edit using the
Title List-Original.
1
Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
the Title List-Original menu.
• Use the v / V buttons to display the previous/
next page if there are more than 6 titles.
• To exit the Title List-Original menu, press
RETURN (O).
ip
Press DISPLAY to display more detailed title information
for selected title.
Using the Chapter List-Original menu
VR
DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
1 Press
Title List-Original menu.
v V b B to choose the title you want to
2 Use
view Chapter List-Original menu then press
ENTER.
Title List-Original options appears on the left side of
the menu.
v / V to select ‘Search-Chapter’ from Title
3 Use
List-Original options then press ENTER.
Chapter List-Original menu appears on the TV
screen.
view Title List-Original options, select the
2 Totitle
you want then press ENTER.
Title List-Original options appears on the left side of
the menu.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
3 Use
to confirm.
Play: Starts playback the selected title.
Search
• Chapter: Moves Chapter List-Original menu of the
title. (refer to right on this page)
• Time: Search time for you want start point of the
title. (page 53)
Delete: Deletes the title. (page 50)
To view Chapter List-Original options, select the
4 chapter
you want then press ENTER.
Chapter List-Original options appears on the left
side of the menu.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
5 Use
to confirm.
Play: Starts playback of the selected chapter.
Title: Moves to Title List-Original menu of the
chapter. (refer to left on this page)
Delete: Deletes the chapter. (page 50)
Protect: Protects accidental recording, editing or
deleting of the title. (page 52)
Combine: Merges two chapters into one. (page
51)
Edit: Selects Edit options.
• Title Name: Edits the title name. (page 51)
• Delete Part: Deletes a part of the Title. (page 50)
Playlist Add: Adds the chapter to the Playlist.
(page 49)
Playlist Add: Adds the title to the Playlist. (page
49)
Dubbing: Copys the title to a VHS tape.
RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Title List4 Press
Original menu.
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RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Chapter
6 Press
List-Original menu.
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued)
VR
1
Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
the Title List-Playlist menu.
• Use the v / V buttons to display the previous/
next page if there are more than 6 titles.
• To exit the Title List-Playlist, press RETURN (O).
Using the Chapter List-Playlist Menu
VR
DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
1 Press
the Title List-Playlist menu.
v V b B to choose the title you want to
2 Use
view Chapter List-Playlist menu then press
ENTER.
Title List-Playlist options appears on the left side of
the menu.
v / V to select ‘Search-Chapter’ from Title
3 Use
List-Playlist options then press ENTER.
Chapter List-Playlist menu appears on the TV
screen.
view Title List-Playlist options, select the title
2 Toyou
want then press ENTER.
Title List-Playlist options appears on the left side of
the menu.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
3 Use
to confirm.
Play: Starts playback the selected title.
Search
• Chapter: Moves Chapter List-Playlist menu of the
title. (refer to right on this page)
• Time: Search time for you want start point of the
title. (page 53)
Title Name: Edits the title name. (page 51)
To view Chapter List-Playlist options, select the
4 chapter
you want then press ENTER.
Chapter List-Playlist options appears on the left
side of the menu.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
5 Use
to confirm.
Play: Starts playback of the selected chapter.
Delete: Deletes the title from the Title List-Playlist
menu. (page 50)
Title: Moves to Title List-Playlist menu of the chapter. (refer to left on this page)
Delete Part: Deletes a part of the Title. (page 50)
Delete: Deletes the chapter from the Chapter ListPlaylist menu. (page 50)
Dubbing: Copys the title to a VHS tape.
RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Title List4 Press
Playlist menu.
Move: Moves a chapter of Chapter List-Playlist
menu to a position on the menu. (page 52)
Combine: Merges two chapters into one. (page
51)
RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Chapter
6 Press
List-Playlist menu.
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EDITING
Using the Title List-Playlist Menu
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued)
Using the Title List menu
Video
From the Title List display you can play, name and
delete titles.
Once a Video mode disc is finalized, the Title List
screen changes its appearance and all you can do is
select titles to play.
1
Press DISC MENU / LIST to display the Title List.
Deleting a Title
Video
Before a disc is finalized, you can delete titles recorded
on the disc.
Caution
• If you delete a title from a DVD-R disc, the title will
disappear from the Title List, but the available recording time will not increase.
• When deleting a title from a DVD-RW disc, the
remaining time available for recording will only
increase if it is the last title on the disc.
1 Press DISC MENU / LIST to display Title List
v V b B to choose a title you want to
2 Use
delete then press ENTER.
Title List options appears on the left side of the Title
List menu.
v / V to choose a title then press ENTER.
2 Use
Title List options appears on the left side of the Title
List display.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
3 Use
to confirm.
Play: Starts playback the selected title.
Search
• Chapter: Moves Chapter List menu of the title.
• Time: Search time for you want start point of the
title. (page 53)
Title Name: Edits the title name. (page 51)
Delete: Deletes the title from the Title List.
Dubbing: Copys the title to a VHS tape.
4
Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Title List.
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v / V to select ‘Delete’ then press ENTER to
3 Use
confirm.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
b / B to select ‘OK’ then press ENTER.
4 Use
The selected title is deleted.
After pressing ENTER, the new, updated menu is
displayed.
steps 2-4 to delete additional titles from
5 Repeat
the Title List.
RETURN (O) repeatedly to remove the
6 Press
Title List display.
If the disc has already been finalized
You should see a screen like the one below.
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued)
+RW
+R
The Title List is where you can see the all recorded
titles, and where you can delete titles and make other
changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also
play titles directly from the Title List menu.
The recorder must be stopped in order to edit using the
Title List menu.
1
Press DISC MENU / LIST to display the Title List
menu.
• Use the v / V buttons to display the previous/
next page if there are more than 6 titles.
• To exit the Title List menu, press RETURN (O).
ip
Press DISPLAY to display more detailed title information
for selected title.
Caution +RW
z) when the Title List menu
If you press REC (z
appears, the selected title is erased then overwrite
recording starts. (See page 54 for more details.)
Using the Chapter List menu
+RW
+R
DISC MENU / LIST to display Title List
1 Press
menu.
v V b B to choose the title you want to
2 Use
view Chapter List menu then press ENTER.
Title List options appears on the left side of the
menu.
v / V to select ‘Search-Chapter’ from Title
3 Use
List options then press ENTER.
Chapter List menu appears on the TV screen.
To view Title List options, select the title you
2 want
then press ENTER.
Title List options appears on the left side of the
menu.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
3 toUseconfirm.
Play: Starts playback the selected title except the
hidden chapters.
Full Play: Starts playback the selected title including the hidden chapters.
Search
• Chapter: Moves Chapter List menu of the title.
(refer to right on this page).
• Time: Search time for you want start point of the
title. (page 53)
Delete: Deletes the title. (page 50)
To view Chapter List options, select the chapter
4 you
want then press ENTER.
Chapter List options appears on the left side of the
menu.
v / V to select an option then press ENTER
5 Use
to confirm.
Play: Starts playback of the selected chapter.
Protect: Protects accidental recording, editing or
deleting of the title. (page 52)
Title: Moves to Title List menu of the chapter. (refer
to left on this page)
Edit: Selects Edit options.
• Title Name: Edits the title name. (page 51)
• Divide: Divides one title into two titles. +RW
(page 53)
• Hide (Show): Hides (or Shows) the all chapters
within the title. (page 52)
Combine: Combines two chapters into one. (page
51)
Dubbing: Copys the title to a VHS tape.
Hide (Show): Hides (or Shows) the selected chapter. (page 52)
RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Chapter
6 Press
List menu.
RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Title List
4 Press
menu.
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EDITING
Using the Title List menu
Title and Chapter Editing
Edits you make to the Original content changes the
actual content of the disc. For example, if you delete a
title or chapter from the Original content (Title or
Chapter), that title or chapter is deleted from the disc,
freeing up extra recording time.
When you edit the Playlist, on the other hand, you are
not changing the content of the disc. For example, when
you delete a title from the Playlist, you are just telling
the recorder not to play that title; nothing is actually
deleted from the disc.
Adding Chapter Markers
Titles, Chapters and Parts
ote
Chapter markers are inserted at regular intervals automatically. You can change this interval from the Initial
Setup menu (see Auto Chapter on page 25).
Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or more
chapters. When you insert a title into the Playlist, all the
chapters within that title also appear. In other words,
chapters in the Playlist behave exactly as chapters on a
DVD-Video disc do. Parts are sections of Original or
Playlist titles. From the Original and Playlist menu you
can add or delete parts. Adding a chapter or title to the
Playlist creates a new title made up of a section (ie.,
chapter) of an Original title. Deleting a part removes
part of a title from the Original or Playlist menu.
Caution
• When editing using the Delete, Add and Move functions, the start and end frames may not be exactly as
set in the start and end point display.
• During Playlist playback, you may notice a momentary
pause between edits. This is not a malfunction.
VR
+RW
+R
You can put a chapter marker during recording or
playback.
Once the chapter is marked, you can use the Chapter
Search feature, as well as delete, combine and move
chapters in the Chapter List-Original or Chapter ListPlaylist menu.
1 Play the title.
the point you want to start a new chapter,
2 Atpress
CHP. ADD.
A chapter marker icon appears on the TV screen.
• You can also put chapter markers in during recording.
Changing Title Thumbnails
VR
+RW
+R
Each title displayed in the Title List menu is represented
by a thumbnail picture taken from the start of that title or
chapter.
If you prefer, select a different still picture from within a
title.
1 Play the title.
THUMBNAIL to make the currently dis2 Press
played picture the one that appears in the Title
List menu.
The still picture that you choose appears in the Title List
menu.
ip
You can also change the thumbnail picture of the title on
the Chapter List menu of VR mode DVD-RW disc.
Select a chapter on the Chapter List menu then press
THUMBNAIL. The thumbnail picture of the title that
includes the chapter is changed.
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Title and Chapter Editing (Continued)
VR
Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to
the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or chapter
is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t
need later — see Deleting an Original or Playlist
title/chapter on page 50).
The title appears in the Playlist complete with the chapter markers that appear in the Original. However, if you
add more chapter markers to the Original later, these
are not automatically copied over into the Playlist title.
You can add up to 999 chapters to one disc .
1
Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
Title List-Original menu.
If you want to display the Chapter List-Original
menu, refer to “Using the Chapter List-Original
menu” on page 44.
a title or chapter on the Original menu
2 Choose
to put into the Playlist, then press ENTER.
Original (Title or Chapter) options appears on the
left side of the Original menu.
Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the
Playlist VR
You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a
Playlist title even if it is already registered.
1
Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
Title List-Original menu.
If you want to show the Chapter List-Original menu,
refer to “Using the Chapter List-Original menu” on
page 44.
an Original title or chapter to put into
2 Choose
the Playlist, then press ENTER.
Original menu options appears on the left side of
the screen.
v / V to select ‘Playlist Add’ from Original
3 Use
menu options then press ENTER.
a Title List-Playlist that is already regis4 Choose
tered to insert a title or chapter, then press
ENTER.
The title or chapter appears in the updated Playlist
menu.
Use v / V to select ‘Playlist Add’ from Original
3 options
then press ENTER.
‘New Playlist’ then press ENTER.
4 Select
The new title appears in the updated Playlist. All
chapters of the title are added to the Playlist.
steps 1-4 to add additional title or chap5 Repeat
ter on the Playlist.
RETURN (O) to exit, or DISC MENU /
6 Press
LIST to go back to the Title List-Original menu.
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EDITING
Making a New Playlist
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued)
Deleting a Title/Chapter
When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist
menu on DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode, you
only remove it from the Playlist; the title/chapter remains
in the Original menu.
If you choose to delete a title or chapter from Title ListOriginal or Chapter List-Original menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining
time available for recording increases. Titles/chapters
deleted from the Original are also removed from the
Playlist.
Deleting a Part
VR
You can delete a part which you do not want in the title.
DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
1 Press
Title List-Original or Title List-Playlist menu.
v V b B to choose a title you want to
2 Use
delete then press ENTER.
The options appears on the left side of the menu.
‘Edit-Delete Part’ from the options on the
3 Select
menu.
e.g., If you select “Delete Part” on Title List-Original
menu.
1
On the Title List or Chapter List menu, use v V
b B to choose a chapter or title you want to
delete then press ENTER.
Options appears on the left side of the screen.
ENTER.
4 Press
Title Edit (Delete Part) menu appears on the TV
screen.
‘Start Point’ icon is highlighted.
‘Delete’ option on the options on the
2 Select
menu.
ENTER to confirm.
3 Press
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
b / B to select ‘OK’ then press ENTER.
4 Use
The selected chapter or title is deleted.
After pressing ENTER, the new, updated menu is
displayed.
steps 1 - 4 to continue to delete from the
5 Repeat
menu.
Starts playback and use pause step, search and
5
slow-motion to find the starting point.
Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit the menu.
6
ENTER at the starting point of the section
6 Press
you want to delete.
‘End Point’ icon is highlighted.
otes
• When DVD+RW recording, the deleted title’s name is
changed to ‘Deleted Title’.
• If the deleted titles more than two are continued, the
titles are combined into one.
The part is indicated on the Progress Bar.
play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
7 Use
find the ending point.
ENTER at the ending point of the section
8 Press
you want to delete.
You can cancel the selected point, use v / V to
select ‘Cancel’ icon then press ENTER.
you finish to edit, select ‘Done’ icon then
9 Ifpress
ENTER.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
b / B to select ‘OK’ then press ENTER.
10 Use
The selected part is deleted from the title.
11 When finished editing, press RETURN (O).
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otes
It may not be possible to delete parts that are less
than 3 seconds long.
This function is not available for the titles that are less
than 5 seconds long.
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued)
VR
Video
+RW
Combining Two Chapters Into One
You can name titles independently.
1
VR
+R
On the Title List menu, use v V b B to choose
the title you want to name then press ENTER.
Options appears on the left side of the menu.
Use v/V to select ‘Title Name’ option then press
2 ENTER.
Keyboard menu appears.
e.g., If you select “Title Name” on Title List-Original
menu.
+RW
+R
Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters into
one.
ote
This function is not available if there is only one chapter
within the title or if Highlight is in first chapter.
1
On the Chapter List menu, select the second
chapter of the two chapters you want to combine then press ENTER.
Chapter List options appears on the left side of the
menu.
v / V to select ‘Combine’.
2 Use
The combine indicator appears between the two
chapters you want to combine.
e.g., If you select “Combine” on Chapter ListOriginal menu.
a name for the title. Use v V b B to select
3 Enter
a character then press ENTER to confirm your
selection. Refer step 3 as shown on page 19
(Station Rename).
OK then press ENTER to fix the name
4 Choose
and return to the previous menu screen.
Press ENTER to confirm.
Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit the menu.
3
After pressing ENTER, the new, updated menu is
5
displayed.
Repeat steps 1 - 3 to continue to combine from
otes
4
the menu.
• Names can be up to 32 characters long.
O) repeatedly to exit the menu.
Press RETURN (O
• For discs formatted on a different DVD Recorder, you
5
will see only a limited character set.
• When recording in DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+RW, the
entered name is displayed on the DVD player only
after finalizing.
ote
This function cannot operate listed below;
• If there is only one chapter within the title.
• If two chapters created by erasing a part from an
original title.
• If two chapters created from different titles.
• If two chapters created by moving a playlist chapter.
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EDITING
Naming a Title
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued)
Moving a Playlist Chapter
VR
Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of
Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu.
1
‘Protect’ option on the options.
3 Select
e.g., If you select “Protect” on Title List
menu.(DVD+RW/+R)
Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display
Title List-Playlist menu.
To display the Chapter List-Playlist menu, refer to
“Using the Chapter List-Playlist Menu” on page 45.
ote
This function is not available if there is only one chapter.
a chapter from the Chapter List-Playlist
2 Select
menu.
ENTER.
3 Press
Chapter List-Playlist options appears on the left
side of the menu.
Use v / V to select ‘Move’ from Playlist
4 options
then press ENTER.
ENTER to confirm.
4 Press
The lock mark will appears on the title’s thumbnail.
ip
If you select a title that has already been protected on
the Title List menu, you can unprotect it by choosing
“Unprotect” from the Title List menu options. After doing
this, you can edit and delete the title.
Hide a Title/Chapter
+RW
+R
Use this function to hide a title/chapter on the Title List
or Chapter List menu.
1
Use v V b B to choose the place you want to
5 move
the chapter to then press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the new, updated menu is
displayed.
steps 2 - 5 to continue to move from the
6 Repeat
menu.
7 Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit the menu.
Protect a Title
VR
+RW
On the Title List or Chapter List menu,
use v V b B to choose a title or chapter you
want to hide then press ENTER.
Options appears on the left side of the screen.
2 Select ‘Hide’ option on the options.
e.g., If you select “Hide” on Title List menu.
+R
Use this function to protect accidental recording, editing
or deleting of the title.
DISC MENU / LIST to display Title List
1 Press
menu.
Use v V b B to choose a title you want to pro2 tect
then press ENTER.
Options appears on the left side of the screen.
ENTER to confirm.
3 Press
The chapter’s or title’s thumbnail will be dim.
ip
If you select a title that has already been dim on the
Title List menu, you can show it by choosing “Show”
from the Title List menu options. After doing this, you
can see the title.
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Title and Chapter Editing (Continued)
Time Search
+RW
Use this command to split a title up into two new titles.
1
On the Title List menu, select a title you want to
divide then press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
Select ‘Edit - Divide’ from the Title List menu
options.
2
ENTER when ‘Divide’ option is highlight3 Press
ed.
Title Edit-Divide menu appears and goes into STOP
You can select start point of the title.
1
Use b / B / v / V to choose a title on the Title
List menu then press ENTER.
The options appears on the left side of the menu.
2 Select Time option then press ENTER.
Example : Title List (DVD-VR).
mode.
Current picture
The first
title’s
thumbnail
The
second
title’s
thumbnail
Time Search menu appears on the TV screen.
Current
picture
play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
4 Use
find the point you want to divide the title.
‘Divide’ option is highlighted, press
5 When
ENTER at the point.
End
time
You can clear the dividing point, use v / V to select
‘Cancel’ option then press ENTER. The dividing
point is clear.
‘Done’ option then press ENTER to fix
6 Choose
the dividing point.
The title is divided into two new titles. It take up to
4 minutes to divide.
Start time
Selected time
Selected point
b / B to find the point you want to start.
3 Use
The point increase 1 minute step.
If you press and hold b / B then the point increase
5 minute step.
4 Press ENTER to start selected point.
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EDITING
Divide One Title Into Two
Additional Information
Overwrite Recording
+RW
To overwrite a new video recording to a previously
recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not
available on DVD+R, which always record at the end of
the Disc.
1 Insert DVD+R or DVD+RW disc recorded already.
TITLE button.
2 Press
Title List menu will appear as below.
ip
You can remove the Title List menu by pressing
STOP (x).
Select input source you want to record (channel, AV1-3, DV).
1
DISC MENU / LIST to display the Title List
2 Press
menu.
Use v V b B to choose a title you want to
3 overwrite.
z) to start overwrite recording.
REC (z
4 Press
Overwrite recording is started from the start point of
the title.
5
Press STOP (x) to stop the overwrite recording.
The new title is created and updated menu is displayed.
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This function is not available with a protected title.
If you overwrite the longer recording than the current
title on the fully recorded disc, the next title is
overwritten.
If next title is protected, the overwriting stops at the
starting point of the title.
Viewing Title List menu displayed
on other DVD recorders or players
+RW
+R
You can view the Title List menu displayed on the another DVD player that is capable of playing DVD+RW or
DVD+R discs.
back a title, select the title you want
3 Tothenplaypress
ENTER or N (PLAY).
Playing Your Recordings on other DVD
Players (Finalizing a Disc)
Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs
recorded in Video mode, finalized DVD+R or DVD+RW.
A small number of players can also play DVD-RW discs
recorded in VR mode, finalized or not. Check the manual that came with the other player to check what kinds of
discs it will play.
Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings and editings in place so
that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or
computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.
Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for
navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing DISC
MENU / LIST or TITLE.
To finalize a disc, refer to “Finalize” on page 26.
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Unfinalized DVD+RW is playable on regular DVD players.
The edited contents of DVD+RW disc is compatible
on regular DVD players only after finalizing.
Any edited contents of the DVD+R disc are not be
compatible on regular DVD players. (Hide, chapter
combine, added chapter mark, etc.)
Language Code and Area Code List
Language Codes
Language
Abkhazian
Afar
Afrikaans
Albanian
Ameharic
Arabic
Armenian
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Basque
Bengali; Bangla
Bhutani
Bihari
Breton
Bulgarian
Burmese
Byelorussian
Cambodian
Catalan
Chinese
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Faroese
Code
6566
6565
6570
8381
6577
6582
7289
6583
6588
6590
6665
6985
6678
6890
6672
6682
6671
7789
6669
7577
6765
9072
6779
7282
6783
6865
7876
6978
6979
6984
7079
Language
Fiji
Finnish
French
Frisian
Galician
Georgian
German
Greek
Greenlandic
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Icelandic
Indonesian
Interlingua
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kazakh
Kirghiz
Korean
Kurdish
Laothian
Latin
Latvian, Lettish
Code
7074
7073
7082
7089
7176
7565
6869
6976
7576
7178
7185
7265
7387
7273
7285
7383
7378
7365
7165
7384
7465
7487
7578
7583
7575
7589
7579
7585
7679
7665
7686
Language
Lingala
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Maori
Marathi
Moldavian
Mongolian
Nauru
Nepali
Norwegian
Oriya
Panjabi
Pashto, Pushto
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Rumanian
Russian
Samoan
Sanskrit
Scots Gaelic
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Shona
Sindhi
Code
7678
7684
7775
7771
7783
7776
7784
7773
7782
7779
7778
7865
7869
7879
7982
8065
8083
7065
8076
8084
8185
8277
8279
8285
8377
8365
7168
8382
8372
8378
8368
Area
Malaysia
Maldives
Mexico
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Zealand
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russian Federation
Code
MY
MV
MX
MC
MN
MA
NP
NL
AN
NZ
NG
NO
OM
PK
PA
PY
PH
PL
PT
RO
RU
Language
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
Spanish
Sudanese
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Tigrinya
Tonga
Turkish
Turkmen
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zulu
Code
8373
8375
8376
8379
6983
8385
8387
8386
8476
8471
8465
8484
8469
8472
6679
8473
8479
8482
8475
8487
8575
8582
8590
8673
8679
6789
8779
8872
7473
8979
9085
Area Codes
Choose an area code from this list.
Area
Afghanistan
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia
Brazil
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Code
AF
AR
AU
AT
BE
BT
BO
BR
KH
CA
CL
CN
CO
CG
CR
HR
CZ
DK
EC
EG
SV
Area
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Greenland
Code
ET
FJ
FI
FR
DE
GB
GR
GL
Heard and McDonald Islands HM
Hungary
HU
India
IN
Indonesia
ID
Israel
IL
Italy
IT
Jamaica
JM
Japan
JP
Kenya
KE
Kuwait
KW
Libya
LY
Luxembourg
LU
Area
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Uganda
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
Code
SA
SN
SG
SK
SI
ZA
KR
ES
LK
SE
CH
TH
TR
UG
UA
US
UY
UZ
VN
ZW
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REFERENCE
Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings:
Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu.
Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote
You can control the sound level, input source, and
power switch of your LG TV with the supplied remote.
Controlling other TVs with the remote
You can control your TV using the buttons below.
You can control the sound level, input source, and
power switch of non-LG TVs as well. If your TV is listed
in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer
code.
1. While holding down TV POWER button, press the
number buttons to select the manufacturer code
for your TV (see the table below).
2. Release TV POWER button.
TV Control
Buttons
By pressing
POWER
AV/INPUT
If more than one code number is listed, try entering one
of them at a time until you find the one that works with
your TV.
Manufacturer
Code Number
LG / GoldStar
1 (Default), 2
Zenith
1, 3, 4
Samsung
6, 7
Sony
8, 9
Hitachi
4
You can
Turn the TV on or off.
Switch the TV’s input source
between the TV and other input
sources.
PR/CH +/–
Scans up or down through
memorized channels.
VOL +/–
Adjust the volume of the TV.
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Code numbers of controllable TVs
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Depending on your TV, some or all buttons may not
function on the TV, even after entering the correct
manufacturer code.
If you enter a new code number, the code number
previously entered will be erased.
When you replace the batteries of the remote, the
code number you have set may be reset to the default
setting. Set the appropriate code number again.
Troubleshooting
Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service.
Cause
Solution
No power.
The power cord is disconnected.
Plug the power cord into the wall outlet
securely.
No picture.
The TV is not set to receive Recorder
signal output.
Select the appropriate video input mode
on the TV so the picture from the
Recorder appears on the TV screen.
The video cable is not connected
securely.
Connect the video cable securely.
The connected TV power is turned off.
Turn on the TV.
The equipment connected with the
audio cable is not set to receive
Recorder signal output.
Select the correct input mode on the
audio receiver so you can listen to the
sound from the Recorder.
The audio cables are not connected
securely.
Connect the audio cable securely.
The power of the equipment connected
with the audio cable is turned off.
Turn on the equipment connected with
the audio cable.
No sound.
The audio connecting cord is damaged.
Replace it with new one.
The playback picture is
poor.
The disc is dirty.
Clean the disc.
The Recorder does not
start playback.
No disc is inserted.
Insert a disc.
An unplayable disc is inserted.
Insert a playable disc. (Check the disc
type, color system, and regional code.)
The disc is placed upside down.
Place the disc with the playback side
down.
The disc is not placed within the guide.
Place the disc on the disc tray correctly
inside the guide.
The disc is dirty.
Clean the disc.
The Rating level is set.
Cancel the Rating function or change
the rating level.
The picture from the
external input is distorted
The video signal from the external component is copy-protected.
You cannot connect via this recorder.
Connect the component directly to your
TV.
Some channels are
skipped over when
using v / V.
Those channels are not stored in the
recorder.
Restore channels. See “Program Edit”
on pages 18-19.
The picture or sound of
broadcasting channel is
weak or missing.
Aerial or cables are loose.
Tighten connections or replace cable.
Camcorder image is not
shown.
Camcorder is off.
Turn camcorder on and operate
properly.
Camcorder image via
A/V input or DV IN to
Recorder is not shown
on TV screen.
Recorder INPUT SELECT is
incorrect.
Use AV/INPUT to select input channel
(AV1, AV2, AV3, DV, etc.)
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REFERENCE
Symptom
Troubleshooting (Continued)
Cause
Symptom
Can’t play a disc
recorded using this
recorder on another
player.
Cannot record or did
not record successfully.
Timer recording is not
possible.
Stereo Audio Record
and/or Playback is not
present.
The remote control
does not work properly.
Solution
The disc was recorded in Video mode.
Finalize the disc. (page 26)
Some players will not play even a finalized disc recorded in Video mode.
No solution.
The disc was recorded in VR mode,
The other player must be RW compatible in order to play it.
Discs recorded with copy-once material
cannot be played on other players.
No solution.
The remaining blank space on the disc
is insufficient.
Use another disc.
The source you are trying to record is
copy protected.
You cannot record the source.
When setting the recording channel, the
channel is tuned on the TV’s own tuner.
Select the channel on the recorder’s
built-in TV tuner.
When recording to a Video mode disc,
programs that are copy-once protected
cannot be recorded.
Use a VR mode formatted disc for
copy-once material.
Clock in Recorder is not set to correct
time.
Set clock to correct time. See
“Clock Set” on page 20.
Timer has been programmed
incorrectly.
Reprogram Timer. See “Timer
Recording” on page 40-41.
Timer record indicator light does not
appear after programming timer.
Reprogram Timer.
TV is not Stereo-compatible.
No solution.
Broadcast program is not in stereo format.
No solution.
Recorder A/V Out jacks are not connected to TV A/V In jacks.
Make A/V connections. Stereo is
available only via A/V output from
Recorder.
Recorder Audio/Video Out is not selected for viewing at the TV.
Select AUX or A/V source as TV input.
Recorder’s TV audio channel is set to
mono.
Set TV audio channel mode to Stereo.
See page 38.
The remote control is not pointed at the
remote sensor of the Recorder.
Point the remote control at the remote
sensor of the Recorder.
The remote control is too far from the
Recorder.
Operate the remote control within 7 m.
There is an obstacle in the path of the
remote control and the Recorder.
Remove the obstacle.
The batteries in the remote control are
exhausted.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
Moisture Condensation
Moisture condensation can occur:
In locations where moisture condensation may occur:
• When the Recorder is moved from a cold place to a
warm place.
• Keep the Recorder plugged into an AC power outlet
with POWER On. This will help prevent condensation.
• Under extremely humid conditions.
• When condensation has occurred, wait a few hours
for the Recorder to dry before using it.
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Specifications
General
AC 200-240V, 50/60 Hz
24W
430 X 78.5 X 260 mm (w x h x d)
4.6 kg
5˚C to 35˚C
5 % to 90 %
PAL B/G, PAL I/I, SECAM D/K colour system
PAL
REFERENCE
Power requirements
Power consumption
Dimensions (approx.)
Net weight (approx.)
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Television system
Recording format
System
Laser
Video head system
Signal system
Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm
Double azimuth 4 heads, helical scanning
PAL
Recording
Recording format
Recordable discs
Recordable time
Video recording format
Sampling frequency
Compression format
Audio recording format
Sampling frequency
Compression format
DVD VideoRecording, DVD-VIDEO
DVD-ReWritable, DVD-Recordable, DVD+ReWritable, DVD+Recordable
DVD (4.7GB) : Approx. 1 hour (XP mode), 2 hours (SP mode),
4 hours (LP mode), 6 hours (EP mode), 11 hours (MLP mode)
27MHz
MPEG 2
48kHz
Dolby Digital
Playback
Frequency response
Signal-to-noise ratio
Harmonic distortion
Dynamic range
DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz
DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 8 Hz to 44 kHz
More than 100 dB (AUDIO OUT connector)
Less than 0.008% (AUDIO OUT connector)
More than 95 dB (AUDIO OUT connector)
Inputs
ANTENNA
VIDEO
AUDIO
DV
IN
IN
IN
IN
Aerial input, 75 ohms
1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack x 1 / SCART x 2
-6.0 dBm more than 47 kohms, RCA jack (L, R) x 1 / SCART x 2
4 pin (IEEE 1394 standard)
VIDEO OUT
S-VIDEO OUT
SCART x 2
(Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, negative sync, Mini DIN 4-pin x 1
(C) 0.3 V (p-p) 75 Ω
(Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, negative sync, RCA jack x 1
(Pb)/(Pr) 0.7 V (p-p), 75 Ω, RCA jack x 2
0.5 V (p-p), 75 Ω, RCA jack x 1
3 V (p-p), Optical connector x 1
2.0 Vrms (1 KHz, 0 dB), 600 Ω, RCA jack (L, R) x 1 / SCART x 2
Outputs
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
Audio output (digital audio)
Audio output (optical audio)
Audio output (analog audio)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Technology with the human touch
GUARANTEE
● LG Electronics U.K. Ltd. will provide the following services in order to expedite this Guarantee.
1. All faulty components which fail due to defective manufacture will be replaced free of charge for a
period of 12 months from the original date of purchase.
2. The dealer (or his service agent) who sold the product will be reimbursed for any labour provided
in the repair of this LG equipment, for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase.
These claims must be made in accordance with the published scale of service charges and
relevant claims procedure.
PLEASE NOTE:
A. The dealer may restrict the guarantee to the original purchaser.
B. The dealer is not obliged to carry out service under guarantee if unauthorized modifications are
made to the apparatus, or if non standard components are used or if the serial number of the
apparatus is removed, defaced, misused, or altered.
C. Any claims made under guarantee must be directed to the dealer from whom the equipment was
originally purchased. The dealer may, before carrying out service under guarantee, require a
receipted account as evidence of the date of purchase.
D. We respectfully point out that your dealer is not obligated to replace batteries if they become
exhausted or worn in use.
E. Aerial alignment and consumer control adjustments are not covered by this guarantee.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights.
● REQUIREMENTS TO MAINTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE:
RETAIN YOUR RECEIPT TO PROVE DATE OF PURCHASE. A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT MUST BE
SURRENDERED AT THE TIME GUARANTEE SERVICE IS PROVED.
● Product Registration Card :
It is helpful to complete at least your name, address, phone,
model & serial numbers and return it. This will enable LG to
assist you in the future should you lose your receipt, your
units be stolen, or should modifications be necessary.
● To obtain information or assistance:
Call 0870 873 5454 Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.30pm
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SERIAL NO.*
DATE OF PURCHASE.*
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In all cases of difficulty - consult your LG dealer
from whom the product was purchased
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