LG | RH278H | LG RH278H Owner’s Manual

RH277H.278H-P1L-NA4ULLK_ENG
HDD/DVD
RECORDER
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODEL: RH277H
RH278H
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.
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 product employs a Laser System.
To ensure proper use of this product, please read this
owner’s manual carefully and retain it for future reference.
Should the unit require maintenance, contact an authorized
service center.
Performing controls, adjustments, or carrying out 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.
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.
POWER: This DVD Recorder operates on a mains supply of
200-240V~, 50/60Hz.
WIRING: This DVD Recorder is supplied with a BSI 1363 approved 13
amp mains plug, fused at 5 amp. When replacing the fuse always use
a 5 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. 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 DVD
Recorder 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 5 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 DVD Recorder may not correspond with the
coloured marking identifying 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.
This product is manufactured to comply with
the EEC DIRECTIVE 89/336/EEC, 93/68/EEC
and 2006/95/EC.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-9
About the
symbol display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Symbol Used in this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Notes on Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Recordable and Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Regional Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Availability of copying or moving feature . . . . . . .6
About the internal hard disk drive . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using an USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Remote Control Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Hookup and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-23
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Connecting to the Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Connections to Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
HDMI connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Connecting to an Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections . .14-15
Auto Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Using the Home Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Initial Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
General Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-19
Auto Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Auto Clock Set / Manual Clock Set . . . . . . .18
TV Aspect / AV2 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Video Output Format / Power Save Mode . .18
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Language Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Display Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sampling Frequency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
DRC (Dynamic Range Control) . . . . . . . . . .19
Vocal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Lock (Parental Control) Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Rating / Set Password / Area Code . . . . . . .20
DivX Registration Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Recording Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Record Mode Set / Record Aspect . . . . . . . .21
DV Recording Audio / TV Recording Audio .21
Auto Chapter / MPEG4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
AV2 Recording / Timeshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Disc Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Disc Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Finalize / Disc Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Disc Protect / PBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
General Explanation of On-Screen Display . . . .23
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-34
General Playback Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-27
Playing a DivX Movie File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file . . . . . . .29
Program Playback with Audio CD and
MP3/WMA file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Viewing a JPEG File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-32
Editing a MP3/WMA, JPEG, DivX file . . . . . .33-34
Introduction
Contents
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-42
About DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
About HDD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Timeshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Basic Recording from a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Instant Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Timer Recording with VIDEO Plus+ System . . .39
Checking Timer Recording Details . . . . . . . . . .40
Recording from an External Input . . . . . . . . . . .40
Recording from DV Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Simultaneous recording and playback . . . . . . . .42
Playback another title during recording . . . .42
Time Slip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
MPEG4 Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43-50
Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview . . . .43
HDD, VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing . . .44
Adding Chapter Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Changing the Title Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Making a New Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the Playlist .45
Deleting an Original or Playlist Title/Chapter . . .46
Deleting a Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Naming a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Time Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Sorting the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Combining Two Titles Into One . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Divide One Title Into Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Combining Two Chapters Into One . . . . . . . . . .49
Additional functions for the recordable
DVD discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Moving a Playlist Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Hide a Chapter/Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Protect a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-53
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Dubbing from HDD to DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Dubbing from DVD to HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . .53
One Touch Copy (DVD to HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-59
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Viewing Title List menu displayed on other
DVD Recorders or Players . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Playing Your Recordings on Other DVD
Players (Finalizing a Disc) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Language Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Area Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Controlling Your TV with the Supplied
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-58
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
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Introduction
Notes on Discs
To ensure proper use of this product, please read this
owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference.
Handling Discs
Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the
disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on
the surface. Never stick paper or tape on the disc.
This manual provides information on the operation
and maintenance of your recorder. Should the unit
require service, contact an authorized service location.
About the
Symbol Display
“
” may appear on your TV display during operation
and indicates that the function explained in this
owner’s manual is not available on that specific media.
Symbol Used in this Manual
Note:
Indicates special notes and operating features.
Tip:
Indicates tips and hints for making the task easier.
Storing Discs
After playing, store the disc in its case. Do not expose
the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat and never
leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sunlight.
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 out.
A section whose title has one of the following symbols
are applicable only to the disc represented by the
symbol.
HDD Titles recorded on the HDD
DVD ALL All DVD discs listed below.
RAM DVD-RAM disc
-RWVR DVD-RW with VR recording mode
-RWVideo DVD-RW with Video recording mode
+RW DVD+RW disc
-R DVD-R disc
+R DVD+R (DL) disc
DVD DVD-Video disc
VCD Video CDs
ACD Audio CDs
DivX DivX files
MP3 MP3 files
WMA WMA files
JPEG JPEG files
Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners, or anti-static
spray intended for older vinyl records.
Moisture Condensation
Never operate this product immediately after
moving it from a cold location to a warm location.
Leave it for two or three hours without operating it.
If you use this product in such a situation, it may
damage discs and internal parts.
What is SIMPLINK?
Some functions of this unit are controlled by TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV with
SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection.
• Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control; Play, Pause, Scan, Skip, Stop, Power Off, etc.
• Refer to the TV owner’s manual for the details of SIMPLINK function.
• LG TV with SIMPLINK function has the logo as shown above.
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Introduction
Recordable and Playable Discs
DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable):
DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording or Video mode recording.
These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again
on the same Disc.
[VR mode]
Recordings can be extensively edited
Playable only on VR mode compatible players (after finalization)
[Video mode]
Playable on regular DVD players (after finalization)
Limited editing features
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.
DVD-R discs can be only formatted to Video mode.
Playable on regular DVD players (after finalization)
Limited editing features
DVD-RAM (DVD - Random Access Memory)
DVD-RAM discs can be formatted for VR mode recording.
These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again on
the same Disc.
Playable on DVD-RAM compatible players.
Recordings can be extensively edited.
Only DVD-RAM standard Version 2.0, 2.1 and 2.2 discs can be used in this unit.
You cannot use the cartridge-type DVD-RAM disc in this unit.
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.
Playable on DVD+RW compatible players (automatically finalization)
The edited contents are playable on DVD+RW compatible players only after finalization
Recordings can be edited the title/chapter
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.
Playable on DVD+R compatible players (after finalization)
Any edited contents are not be compatible on DVD+R compatible players. (Hide, chapter combine,
added chapter mark, etc.)
Limited title/chapter editing features.
DVD+R DL (Digital Video Disc + Recordable; Double Layer)
These Discs can be recorded only once. After you finalize a DVD+R DL, you cannot record on it or
edit it any more.
Storage space is nearly doubled with double layer DVD+R media, allowing consumers to record up
to 8.5GB of video on a single DVD+R disc.
Playable on DVD+R DL compatible players (after finalization)
Any edited contents are not be compatible on DVD+R DL compatible players. (Hide, chapter
combine, added chapter mark, etc.)
Limited title/chapter editing features.
Recommended recordable DVD discs
DVD-R
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x)
That’s (8x, 16x)
SONY (16x)
-
DVD+R
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x)
Ricoh (8x, 16x)
SONY (16x)
-
DVD-RW
Mitsubishi (4x)
Verbatim (4x)
JVC (4x)
Victor (4x)
Maxell (4x)
DVD+RW
Mitsubishi (4x)
SONY (2.4x)
Verbatim (2.4x)
Ricoh (2.4x, 4x)
-
DVD+R(DL)
Mitsubishi (2,4x)
Maxell (2,4x)
-
DVD-RAM
Fujifilm (2x)
Mitsubishi (3x)
-
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Playable Discs
DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc)
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented
Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc)
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format
Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc)
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased
CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc)
CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, or JPEG files.
Notes:
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.
Depending on the recording software & the finalization, some recorded discs (CD-R/RW or DVD±R/RW) may
not be playable.
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 or 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.)
This recorder requires discs and 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) and these require certain preexisting conditions (see above) to ensure compatible playback.
Customers should 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.
Regional Code
This unit has a regional code printed on the rear of the unit. This unit can play only DVD discs labeled same as
the rear of the unit or “ALL”.
Notes on Regional Codes
Most DVD discs have a globe with one or more numbers in it clearly visible on the cover. This number must
match your unit’s regional code or the disc cannot play.
If you try to play a DVD with a different regional code from the unit, the message “Incorrect region code. Can’t
play back” appears on the TV screen.
Availability of copying or moving feature
From
To
HDD
DISC
HDD
USB Memory
DISC
HDD
DISC
USB Memory
USB Memory
HDD
USB Memory
DISC
*1 The title is recorded from this unit.
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MP3/WMA
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
JPEG
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
DivX
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audio CD
No
No
No
No
No
No
Video CD
No
No
No
No
No
No
Title*1
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
The internal hard disk drive (HDD) is a fragile piece of
equipment. Please use the recorder following the
guidelines below to protect against possible HDD
failure.
We recommend that you back up your important
recordings onto DVD discs in order to protect against
accidental loss.
Using an USB Flash Drive
Introduction
About the internal hard disk
drive
This unit can play the MP3 / WMA / JPEG files
contained in the USB Flash Drive.
Inserting/Removing the USB Flash Drive
Do not move the recorder while it is on.
Install and use the recorder on a stable, level
surface.
Do not block the rear vent/cooling fan.
Do not use the recorder in excessively hot or humid
places, or in places that may be subject to sudden
changes in temperature. Sudden changes in
temperature can cause condensation to form inside
the recorder. This can be a cause of HDD failure.
While the recorder is switched on, do not unplug
from the wall socket or switch the electricity off from
the breaker switch.
Do not move the recorder immediately after
switching it off. If you need to move the recorder,
please follow the steps below:
1. After the message POWER OFF is shown in the
display, wait at least two minutes.
2. Unplug from the wall socket.
3. Move the recorder.
If there’s a power failure while the recorder is on
there is a chance that some data on the HDD will
be lost.
The HDD is very delicate. If used improperly or in
an unsuitable environment, it is possible that the
HDD will fail after a few years of use. Signs of
problems include playback unexpectedly freezing
and noticeable block noise (mosaic) in the picture.
However, sometimes there will be no warning signs
of HDD failure.
If the HDD fails, no playback of recorded material
will be possible. In this case it will be necessary to
replace the HDD unit.
Inserting the USB Flash Drive
Insert straight-in until it fits into place.
Removing the USB Flash Drive
Withdraw the USB Flash Drive carefully.
Notes:
Keep the USB Flash Drive out of reach of children.
If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately.
This unit supports only USB Flash Memory with
FAT16 or FAT32 format.
The USB Flash Drives which require additional
program installation when you have connected it to
a computer are not supported.
This unit is compatible with the Flash type USB
Flash Drive that supports USB 1.1.
This unit may not supports some USB Flash Drive.
Do not extract the USB Flash Drive in operating
(play, copy, etc.). It may cause a malfunction of
this unit.
Using the USB Flash Drive
1. Insert an USB Flash Drive.
2. Press HOME on the remote control.
3. Select [MUSIC], [PHOTO] or [MOVIE] option.
4. Select [USB] then press ENTER.
Details for the options are on page 16.
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Front Panel
a
b
c
l m
a 1 / I (POWER button)
Switches the recorder ON or OFF.
b Disc Tray
Insert a disc here.
c Display window
Shows the current status of the recorder.
T/S: Indicates the timeshifting mode.
REC: The recorder is recording.
e f gh i j
k
n
g RESOLUTION
Sets the output resolution for HDMI and
COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks.
- HDMI: 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i
- COMPONENT: 576i, 576p
h N / X (PLAY / PAUSE)
Starts playback.
Pause playback or recording temporarily,
press again to exit pause mode.
DVD: The recorder is DVD mode.
i x (STOP)
Stops playback or recording.
HDD b B DVD: The recorder is dubbing.
TV: Indicates when the recorder is in TV tuner
mode.
j z (REC)
Starts recording. Press repeatedly to set the
recording time.
: Indicates when the recorder is in timer
recording or a timer recording is programmed.
k PROG. (V/v)
Scans up or down through memorized channels.
: Indicates clock, total playing
time, elapsed time, title number, chapter/track
number, channel, etc.
l USB Port
Connect an USB Flash Drive.
HDD: The recorder is HDD mode.
d Remote Sensor
Point the recorder remote control here.
e OPEN/CLOSE (Z)
Opens or closes the disc tray.
f HDD/DVD
Set the recorder’s mode to HDD or DVD.
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d
m DV IN
Connect the DV output of a digital camcorder.
n AV IN 3 (VIDEO IN/AUDIO IN (Left/Right))
Connect the audio/video output of an external
source (Audio system, TV/ Monitor, VCR,
Camcorder, etc.).
a
b
c
d
e
a
POWER: Switches the recorder
ON or OFF.
OPEN/CLOSE (Z): Opens and
closes the disc tray.
DVD: Selects the unit’s function
mode to DVD.
HDD: Selects the unit’s function
mode to HDD.
AV/INPUT: Changes the input to
use for recording (Tuner, AV1-3,
or DV IN).
0-9 numerical buttons: Selects
numbered options in a menu.
DUBBING: Copies DVD to HDD
(or HDD to DVD).
PIP: Selects PIP function on or off.
TV Control Buttons: See page
56.
b
AUDIO ( ): Selects an audio
language or audio channel.
SUBTITLE ( ): Selects a subtitle
language.
CHP. ADD: Inserts a chapter
marker when playing.
REC (z): Starts recording.
REC MODE: Selects the recording
mode.
TITLE: Displays the disc’s Title
menu, if available.
c
SCAN (m / M): Search
backward or forward.
SKIP (. / >): Go to next or
previous chapter or track.
PAUSE/STEP (X) : Pause
playback or recording temporarily.
PLAY (N): Starts playback.
STOP (x): Stops playback or
recording.
d
HOME: Accesses or removes the
HOME menu.
MENU/LIST: Accesses menu on a
DVD disc. Switches between Title
List-Original and Title List-Playlist
menu.
b / B / v / V (left/right/up/down):
Selects an option in the menu.
Remote Control Operation
Point the Remote Control at the remote sensor and
press the buttons.
Caution
Do not mix old and new batteries. Never mix different
types of batteries (standard, alkaline, etc.).
ENTER ( ): Acknowledges menu
selection.
PR/CH (+/-): Scans up or down
through memorized channels.
DISPLAY: Accesses On-Screen
Display.
RETURN (O): Removes the
menu.
e
TIMESHIFT: Activates pause live
TV/playback (timeshift) for a live
TV program.
MARKER: Marks any point during
playback.
SEARCH: Displays Marker Search
menu.
CLEAR: Removes a track number
on the Program List or a mark on
the Marker Search menu.
ZOOM: Enlarges video image.
REPEAT: Repeat chapter, track,
title, all.
A-B: Repeat sequence.
THUMBNAIL: Selects a thumbnail
picture.
TV/DVD: To view channels
selected by the recorder tuner or
by the TV tuner.
VIDEO Plus+ : To display the
program menu for VIDEO Plus+
System programming.
Introduction
Remote Control
Remote Control Battery Installation
Remove the battery cover on the
rear of the Remote Control, and
insert two R03 (size AAA)
batteries with
and
matched
correctly.
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Hookup and Settings
Rear Panel
a
g
b
h i j
k
c
d
e
f
l
a ANTENNA IN
Connect the antenna to this terminal.
h OPTICAL (Digital audio output jack)
Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment.
b COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y PB PR)
Connect to a TV with Y PB PR inputs.
i COAXIAL (Digital audio output jack)
Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment.
c AV 2 DECODER SCART jack
Connect the audio/video output of an external
source (Pay-TV decoder, Set Top Box, VCR, etc.).
j S-VIDEO OUTPUT
Connect to a S-Video Input on TV.
d HDMI OUTPUT (Type A)
HDMI output providing a high quality interface for
digital audio and video.
k AUDIO OUTPUT (Left/Right)
Connect to a TV with audio inputs.
l AV 1 SCART jack
Connect to a TV with SCART jack.
e Cooling fan
f AC Power Cord
Plug into the power source.
g ANTENNA OUT
Passes the signal from the ANTENNA IN jack to
your TV/monitor.
Connecting to the antenna
Aerial
Rear of TV
SCART INPUT
Remove the antenna cable plug from your TV set and
insert it into the antenna socket at the back of the
recorder. Plug one end of the antenna cable into the
TV socket on the recorder and the other end into the
antenna input socket on your TV set.
ANTENNA
INPUT
AUDIO INPUT
L
VIDEO
INPUT
R
R
RF coaxial connection
Connect the ANTENNA OUT jack on the recorder to
the antenna 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 the recorder
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SCART connection
Make one of the following connections, depending
on the capabilities of your existing equipment.
When using the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks, set
the Video Output Format option in the setup menu
to YPBPR. When using the SCART jack, set the
Video Output Format option in the setup menu to
RGB.
Tips
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.
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.
Rear of TV
S-VIDEO
INPUT
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
Y
Pb
SCART INPUT
AUDIO INPUT
Pr
L
R
Connect the AV1 SCART jack on the recorder to the
corresponding in jacks on the TV using the scart cable
(T).
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.
Hookup and
Settings
Connections to Your TV
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).
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).
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.
Set the resolution to 576p using RES. button for
progressive signal.
Note:
Progressive scan does not work with the S-VIDEO
connection.
Caution
If the resolution is set to 720p or 1080i, the S-VIDEO
OUTPUT and COMPONENT OUTPUT connections
are not available.
S
C
T
A
Rear of the recorder
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HDMI connection
HDMI compatible TV
HDMI
If you have an HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it
to this recorder using an HDMI cable.
1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder
to the HDMI INPUT jack on an HDMI compatible
TV or monitor (H).
H
2. Set the TV’s source to HDMI (refer to TV’s Owner’s
manual).
Notes:
If your TV is NOT capable of handling 96 kHz
sampling frequency, set the [Sampling Freq.] option
to [48 kHz] on the setup menu (See page 19).
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 TV is not equipped with Dolby Digital and
MPEG decoder, set the [Dolby Digital] and [MPEG]
options to [PCM] on the setup menu (See page 19).
If your TV is not equipped with DTS decoder, set
the [DTS] options to [OFF] on the setup menu (See
page 19). 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.
The arrow on the cable connector body should face
up for correct alignment with the connector on the
recorder.
(Type A)
If there is noise or lines on the screen, please check
the HDMI cable.
Tip :
When you use the HDMI connection, you can change
the resolution (576i, 576p, 720p, or 1080i) for the
HDMI output using RES. button.
Caution
Changing the resolution when the recorder is
connected with HDMI connector may result in
malfunctions. To solve the problem, turn off the
recorder and then turn it on again.
Rear of the recorder
About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports
both video and audio on a single digital connection for
use with DVD Players, Set-Top Boxes, and other AV
devices.
HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of
HDCP (High Definition Contents Protection). HDCP is
used to protect digital content transmitted and
received.
HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced,
or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel
surround-sound audio, HDMI features include
uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to 5
gigabytes per second, one connector (instead of several
cables and connectors), and communication between the
AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI licensing LLC.
Additional Information for HDMI
When you connect an HDMI or DVI compatible
device make sure of the followings:
- Try switching off the HDMI/DVI device and this
recorder. Next, switch on the HDMI/DVI device
and leave it for around 30 seconds, then switch
on this recorder.
- The connected device’s video input is set
correctly for this unit.
- The connected device is compatible with
720(1440)x576i, 720x576p, 1280x720p, or
1920x1080i video input.
Not all HDCP-compatible DVI devices will work with
this recorder.
- The picture will not be displayed properly with
non-HDCP device.
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Connecting to an Amplifier
Rear of the recorder
Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two
channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/
Pro Logic
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)
O
Hookup and
Settings
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).
A
X
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 19).
OPTICAL
COAXIAL
DIGITAL INPUT
DIGITAL INPUT
L
R
AUDIO INPUT
Amplifier (Receiver)
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.
Caution:
Due to the DTS Licensing agreement, the digital
output will be in DTS digital out when DTS audio
stream is selected.
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the doubleD symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Notes:
– 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
on-screen 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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Accessory Audio/Video (A/V)
Connections
TV
VCR, Cable Box, or
Satellite Tuner, etc.
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied)
to the recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead
from the mains when connecting the decoder.
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes,
set [AV2 Connection] option to [Decoder] (see page
18) and set the program’s [Decoder On/Off] option to
[On] on the Setup menu (page 17).
Tip:
You do not need to turn on the recorder to view the
signals from the connected tuner on your TV.
Note:
If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
decoder.
Rear of the recorder
Tip:
You do not need to turn on the recorder to view the
signals from the connected tuner on your TV.
TV
PAY-TV/Canal Plus
Decorder
SCART AV
Notes:
Pictures containing copy protection signals that
prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you
may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
Be sure to connect your VCR to the recorder and
your TV in the order shown below. To watch video
tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input
on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
RECORDER
TV
Line input 2
Rear of the recorder
Connecting to the AV2 DECODER jack
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the AV2
DECODER jack of this recorder.
To watch or record the source from AV2 DECODER
jack, set [AV2 Connection] option to [Others] (see
page 18) and set [AV2 Recording] option to [Auto],
[CVBS] or [RGB] as required (see page 21).
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When you record to a VCR from this recorder, do
not switch the input source to TV by pressing the
TV/DVD button on the remote.
If you are using a B Sky B tuner, be sure to connect
the tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the AV2 DECODER
jack.
If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
not be able to view the signals from the connected
VCR or tuner.
Connect the input jacks (AV IN 3) on the recorder to
the audio/video out jacks on your accessory
component, using audio/video cables.
Jack panel of Accessory Component
(VCR, Camcorder, etc.)
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
Auto Setup
After the POWER is pressed for the first time to turn
on the unit or resetting the unit, the Initial Setup
Wizard function sets the language, clock and tuner
channels automatically.
1. Select a language for the Setup menu and onscreen display. Use v / V to select a language
then press ENTER.
Hookup and
Settings
Connecting to the AV IN 3 Jacks
L
VIDEO
OUTPUT
2. Please check your antenna connections.
Press ENTER to move next step.
Front of
the recorder
3. Use v / V to select the Clock Set option then
press ENTER.
Connecting a Digital Camcorder
Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to
connect a DV digital camcorder and digitally transfer
DV tapes to DVD.
Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV
in/out jack of your DV camcorder to the front panel DV
IN jack of this recorder.
Note:
This jack is for connection to DV digital camcorder
only. It is not compatible with digital satellite tuners
or D-VHS video decks.
Disconnecting the DV cable while recording a
contents of the connected digital camcorder may
result in malfunction.
[Auto]: When Channel auto search is completed
the actual Time and Date are also set
automatically. (See “Auto Clock Set” on page 18.)
[Manual]: Enter the necessary information for
date and 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.
Press ENTER to confirm your setting.
4. Press ENTER while [Start] option is selected.
The tuner will automatically cycle through all
available channels in the area and place them in
the tuner’s memory.
DV Digital Camcorder
DV
IN/OUT
5. Press ENTER to finish the setup.
Front of the recorder
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Using the Home Menu
General Operation
From the Home Menu screen you can access all the
Media for playback and recording of the recorder.
1. Select the SETUP option in the HOME menu.
The setup menu appears.
1. Press HOME to display the Home Menu screen.
2. Use v / V to select the desired option.
2. Use the b / B buttons to select a main option you
want. Sub options appears.
3. While the desired item is selected, press B to
move to the second level.
3. Use the v / V and ENTER buttons to select the
sub option you want.
5. Press B to move to the third level.
4. Use v / V to select the second desired option.
6. Use v / V to select the desired setting then press
ENTER to confirm your selection.
Some items require additional steps.
7. Press RETURN to exit the Setup menu.
4. To exit the HOME menu, press HOME.
TV
TV HDD: Returns to live TV viewing in HDD mode.
Pressing the HDD button on the remote control will
also allow you to directly choose this option.
TV DVD: Returns to live TV viewing in DVD mode.
Pressing the DVD button on the remote control will
also allow you to directly choose this option.
MOVIE
HDD: Displays the Title List menu for HDD. (page 43)
HDD DivX: Displays the [Movie List] menu for HDD.
(page 28)
DISC:
- Displays Title List menu for recordable disc. (page 43)
- Displays [Movie List] menu for DivX disc. (page 28)
- Plays Video CD or DVD-Video disc (page 24-27).
USB: Displays [Movie List] menu for the USB Flash
Drive. (page 28)
Note:
Press b to go back to the previous level.
General Settings
Auto Programming
This recorder is equipped with a frequency
synthesized tuner capable of receiving up to 88 TV
channels.
Preparation:
Connect the recorder to the desired type of
antenna, as shown in Connecting to the Antenna on
page 10.
PHOTO (See page 31)
HDD: Displays [Photo List] menu for HDD.
DISC: Displays [Photo List] menu for disc.
USB: Displays [Photo List] menu for the USB Flash
Drive.
MUSIC (See page 29)
HDD: Displays [Music List] menu for HDD.
DISC: Displays [Music List] (or Audio CD) menu for
disc.
USB: Displays [Music List] menu for the USB Flash
Drive.
Easy Menu (See page 16)
SETUP: Displays Setup menu.
Timer Record: Displays Timer Record menu.
VIDEO Plus+: To display the program menu for
VIDEO Plus+ System programming.
Initial Settings
In this menu system, there are several ways to
customize the settings provided. Most menus consist
of three levels to set up the options, but some require
greater depth for the variety of settings.
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1. Select the [Auto Programming] option.
2. Press B to move to the third level.
[Start] icon is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to begin the channel search.
The tuner will automatically cycle through all
available channels in the area and place them in
the tuner’s memory.
Note:
If you skip the Auto Setup menu and access the
Setup menu for the first time, you can only set the
[Auto Programming] option. You can set the other
options after finishing [Auto Programming].
Program Edit
You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name,
move, etc.).
1. Select [Program Edit] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [Edit] is selected.
The Program List menu appears.
Program Edit
You can perform a search to select and store TV
channels manually.
When you select [Program Edit] in step 4 above, the
display for setting channels appears.
1. Use b / B to select the item and press v / V to
change the setting.
Hookup and
Settings
General Settings (Continued)
[PR] indicates the selected programme position.
[Seek] Searches for a channel automatically.
Searching stops when the recorder tunes in a
channel.
[Ch.] Changes the channel number.
[MFT] Fine tunes the channel to obtain a clearer
picture.
3. Use v / V to select a PR number then press
ENTER.
4. Use v / V to select the program option then press
ENTER.
[Program Edit] Sets the channel manually. See
“Program Edit” on the right.
[Station Rename] Changes the station name.
The display for entering characters appears.
To enter characters, see page 47.
Names can be up to 5 characters long.
[Move] Sorts the programme positions on the
Program List. Press v / V to move the selected
programme position to a new location.
[Delete] Disables a programme position you do
not need.
[Decoder On/Off] Sets the channels for the
decoder. You need this setting to watch or
record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes.
Press ENTER so [Decoder] appears on the
display. Press ENTER again to turn off the
setting.
[NICAM Auto/off] Sets the channels for the
NICAM broadcast. Normally, [NICAM] is lit on
the display. If the sound from NICAM broadcast
is not clear, press ENTER so [NICAM]
disappears.
5. Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Program
List menu.
2. Choose OK then press ENTER to confirm the
setting and returns to the Program List menu.
AV1 Decoder
Sets the AV1 scart jack for inputting encoded video
signals.
1. Press AV/INPUT while the Program List menu
appears.
2. Press ENTER so [Canal+] appears on the display.
Press ENTER again to turn off the setting.
Off: Inputs the signals from the AV1 scart jack.
Normally select this.
On: The encoded video signal input from the
AV1 scart jack is output to the AV2 DECODER
jack for decoding.
The decoded signal is then input back through
the AV2 DECODER jack so you can record or
view PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes.
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General Settings (Continued)
Video Output Format
Auto Clock Set
Select the Video output format option according ro the
connection type of this unit
When Channel auto search is completed the actual
Time and Date are also set automatically. If the time in
the recorder display is not correct, the clock must be
set manually.
1. Select [Clock set] option then press B.
2. Use v / V to select [Auto] option then press
ENTER.
Note:
There are cases where the TV station does not send,
or sends wrong date and/or time information and the
recorder sets the incorrect time.
If this happens, we recommend that you set the clock
manually.
Manual Clock Set
1. Select [Clock set] option then press B.
2. Use v / V to select [Manual] option then press
ENTER.
3. Enter the necessary information for date and 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.
4. Press ENTER to confirm your setting.
TV Aspect
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
[4:3 Letter Box] Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV. Displays a wide picture with bands on
the upper and lower portions of the screen.
[4:3 Pan Scan] Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV. Automatically displays a wide picture on
the entire screen and cuts off the portions that do
not fit.
[16:9 Wide] Select this when connecting to a widescreen TV or TV with a wide mode function.
AV2 Connection
You can connect a decoder or other device to the
AV2 DECODER jack on the back.
[Decoder] Select [Decoder] if you connect the
recorder’s AV2 DECODER jack to a PAY-TV or
Canal Plus decoder.
[Others] Select [Others] if you connect the
recorder’s AV2 DECODER jack to a VCR or similar
recording device.
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[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.
Power Save Mode
You can set up the unit into an economic power save
mode. Nothing is displayed in the display window
when the unit is turned off.
[OFF] Power Save Mode is not active.
[ON] Power Save Mode is active.
Notes:
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).
Initialization
You can reset the recorder to its original factory
settings and initialize the HDD.
[Factory Set] If you need to, you can reset the
recorder to all its factory settings. Some options
cannot be reset. (Rating, Password, and Area
Code)
[HDD format] Initializes the HDD (Hard Disk Drive):
everything recorded on the HDD will be erased.
1. Select [Initialize] option then press B.
2. Press v / V to select the desired option then press
ENTER.
The confirm message will appear.
3. Use b / B to select [Yes] or [No] then press
ENTER.
Language Settings
Audio Settings
Hookup and
Settings
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.
Display Menu
Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen
display.
Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG
[Original] Refers to the original language in which
the disc was recorded.
[Bitstream]: Select “Bitstream” if you connect the
recorder’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to an amplifier
or other equipment with a Dolby Digital, DTS or
MPEG decoder.
[Other] To select another language, press number
buttons then ENTER to enter the corresponding
4-digit number according to the language code list
in the reference chapter (see page 55). If you enter
the wrong language code, press CLEAR.
[PCM] (for Dolby Digital / MPEG): Select when
connected to a two-channel digital stereo amplifier.
DVDs encoded in Dolby Digital or MPEG will be
automatically downmixed to two-channel PCM
audio.
[Off] (for Disc Subtitle) : Turn off Subtitle.
[Off] (for DTS): If you select “Off”, the DTS signal is
not output through the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack.
Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle
Sampling Frequency
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.
DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
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.
Vocal
Set Vocal to [ON] only when a multi-channel karaoke
DVD is playing. The karaoke channels on the disc will
mix into normal stereo sound.
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Lock (Parental Control) Settings
Set Password
1. Select [Set Password] option then press B.
2. Follow step 2 as shown “Rating”.
To change the password, select the [Change],
press ENTER and input the new 4-digit code then
press ENTER. Input it again to verify.
To delete the password, select [Delete] then press
ENTER.
If you forget your 4-digit code
If you forget your password, to clear the current
password, follow the procedure below.
Rating
Blocks playback of rated DVDs based on their
content. Not all discs are rated.
1. Select [Rating] option then press B.
2. To access the Rating, Password and Area Code
features, you must input the 4-digit security code
you created.
If you have not yet entered a security code you
are prompted to do so. Input a 4-digit code and
press ENTER. Enter it again and press ENTER to
verify. If you make a mistake before pressing
ENTER, press CLEAR.
3. Select a rating using the v / V buttons.
[1] - [8]: Rating one (1) has the most restrictions
and rating eight (8) is the least restrictive.
[No Limit]: If you select [No Limit], parental control
is not active and the disc plays in full.
1. Display Setup menu then select an 1 level icon.
2. Use the Number buttons to enter the 6-digit
number “210499”.
3. Select [Yes] then press ENTER. The 4-digit
password is cleared. Enter a new code.
Area Code
Enter the code of an area whose standards were used
to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list (See
“Area Codes”, page 55.).
1. Select [Area Code] option then press B.
2. Follow step 2 as shown “Rating”.
3. Select the first character using the v / V
buttons.
4. Shift the cursor using B buttons and select the
second character using v / V buttons.
5. Press ENTER to confirm your area code selection.
4. Press ENTER to confirm your rating selection.
DivX Registration Code
Note:
If you set a rating for the recorder, all disc scenes with
the same rating or lower are played. Higher rated
scenes are not played unless an alternate scene is
available on the disc. The alternative must have the
same rating or a lower one. If no suitable alternative is
found, playback stops. You must enter the 4-digit
password or change the rating level in order to play
the disc.
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.
1. Select [DivX Reg. Code] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [View] is selected and the
registration code will appear.
3. Use the registration code to purchase or rent the
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.
Note:
All the downloaded videos from DivX® VOD can only
be played back on this unit.
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Recording Settings
TV Recording Audio
When TV recording with bilingual, you can choose
audio channel to record.
[Main+Sub] Main language and Sub language
[Main] Main language only
[Sub] Sub language only
Record Mode Set
You can set the picture quality for recording;
XP (Excellent Play), SP (Standard Play),
LP (Long Play), EP (Extended Play),
MLP (Maximum Long Play)
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
hours of recording time on a DVD disc (4.7GB).
EP – Low video quality, gives about 6 hours 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).
Note:
You may see a fragmented picture or distorted subtitle
during playing back the contents recorded in EP and
MLP mode.
Record Aspect
When DVD recording, you can set the recording
aspect ratio to suit the material you’re recording (16:9
or 4:3).
DV Recording Audio
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.
Hookup and
Settings
Auto Chapter
When recording in Video mode, chapter markers are
put in specified setting. You can change this interval to
5 minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes. If you select
[None], switch off automatic chapter marking
altogether with the [None] setting.
MPEG4
When HDD recording, you can set the video recording
format to MPEG2 or MPEG4. If you want to record a
video with MPEG4 format, select [ON]. When this
choice is made, this unit will record the video with
MPEG4 format on the HDD.
[OFF] For MPEG2 recording in HDD mode
[ON] For MPEG4 recording in HDD mode
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.
Timeshift
Set this option to [ON] make this unit to use the
Timeshift function automatically without pressing the
TIMESHIFT button. The Timeshift function will start
automatically about 10 seconds after the TV tuner
mode is start.
If you want to use this function manually, see
“Timeshift” on page 36.
[ON] Use Timeshift function automatically.
[OFF] Use Timeshift function manually.
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Disc Settings
Disc Format
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/DVD+RW/DVD+R(DL)/DVD-RAM: The
Initialize menu will appears. Select [OK] then press
ENTER. DVD-RW disc is initialized to Video mode.
Also, you can reformat the DVD-RW/DVD+RW/
DVD-RAM from the Setup menu as below.
1. Select [Finalize] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [Finalize] is selected.
Finalize menu appears.
3. Select [OK] then press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
Note:
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.
DVD+R DL disc can take up to 30 minutes to
finalize.
Tips
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.
You cannot unfinalize a DVD-R and DVD+R disc.
If [Disc Protect] option is set to [ON], the finalize is
not available. To finalize, set [Disc Protect] option to
[OFF].
1. Select [Disc Format] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [Start] is selected.
Format Disc menu appears.
3. Use b / B to select a desired mode (VR Mode or
Video Mode) then press ENTER.
Confirm message will appear.
For DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs, go to step 4.
4. Use b / B to select [OK] then press ENTER.
It takes a few moments to initialize the disc.
Caution
If you want to change the disc format, everything
recorded on the disc will be erased.
Finalize
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 disc creates a menu screen for navigating
the disc. This is accessed by pressing MENU/LIST or
TITLE.
Caution
Once you have finalized a DVD-R and DVD+R disc,
you cannot edit or record anything else on that disc.
You can record and edit a DVD-RW disc by
choosing [Unfinalize] option.
You can edit or record on the DVD+RW disc even
after finalizing.
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Disc Label
Use this to enter a name for the disc. This name
appears when you load the disc and 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.
1. Select [Disc Label] option then press B.
2. Press ENTER while [Edit] is selected.
Keyboard menu appears.
To enter characters, see page 47.
Disc Protect
When recording in DVD-RAM / 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].
PBC
PBC stands for Playback Control and refers to special
menus and navigation features that are available on
some Video CDs.
[ON] Video CDs are played according to the PBC, if
available.
[OFF] Video CDs are played the same way as Audio
CDs.
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 While Watching TV
During viewing the TV, press DISPLAY to
display/remove the information displayed
on-screen.
Displaying Disc Information on-screen
You can display various information about the disc
loaded on-screen.
1. Press DISPLAY once to show current status.
Hookup and
Settings
General Explanation of
On-Screen Display
2. Press DISPLAY once again to show various
playback information.
The items displayed differ depending on the disc
type or playing status.
Indicates channel number, station name, and
audio signal (STEREO, BILINGUAL, MONO)
received by the tuner.
Indicates the record mode,
free space, and elapsed
time progress bar.
Indicates disc name
and format.
3. You can select an item by pressing v / V and
change or select the setting by pressing b / B.
For details about each item, see the pages in
parenthesis.
[Title]: Current title (or track) number/total
number of titles (or tracks) (page 24, 26)
[Chapter]: Current chapter number/total number
of chapters (page 24)
[Time]: Elapsed playing time (page 26)
[Audio]: Selected audio language (DVD VIDEO
only) or audio channel (page 25)
[Subtitle]: Selected subtitle (page 25)
[Angle]: Selected angle/total number of angles
(page 26)
[Sound]: Selected sound mode (page 27)
Indicates current date and time.
Note:
If no button is pressed for 10 seconds, the on-screen
display disappears.
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Playback
General Playback Features
1. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down.
2. Starts playback using HOME menu (see page 16).
3. To stop the playback, press STOP (x).
The unit records the stopped point, depending on the disc. “Xx” appears on the screen briefly.
Press PLAY (N) to resume playback (from the scene point). If you press STOP (x) again or unload the disc
(“x” appears on the screen.), the unit will clear the stopped point.
4. Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to remove the disc.
Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to close disc tray or press POWER (1), the disc tray closes automatically and unit
turns off.
Note:
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 20).
Buttons
Operations
Discs
OPEN / CLOSE (Z)
Opens or closes the disc tray.
All Discs
PAUSE/STEP (X)
During playback, press PAUSE/STEP (X) to pause
playback.
All Discs and HDD
Press PAUSE/STEP (X) repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame.
Tip:
You can advance or back up the picture frame-by-frame by
pressing b / B repeatedly during PAUSE mode.
The picture frame-by-frame in reverse is not available for
Video CD.
DVD ALL
VCD
SKIP (. / >)
During playback, press SKIP (. or >) to go to the next HDD DVD ALL VCD
chapter/track or to return to the beginning of the current
DivX ACD MP3
chapter/track.
WMA
Press SKIP . twice briefly to step back to the previous
chapter/track.
Tips:
To go directly to any chapter during DVD playback, press
DISPLAY twice and press v / V to select the chapter
icon. Then, input the chapter number or use b / B.
On an Audio CD, to go directly to any track, enter the
track number using the numbered buttons (0-9) during
playback.
SCAN (m / M)
During playback, press SCAN (m or M) repeatedly to
select the required scan speed.
HDD, DVD; 5 steps
DivX; 4 steps
Video CD, Audio CD; 3 steps
While the playback is paused, press SCAN (m or M)
repeatedly to play in slow motion.
HDD, DVD; 4 steps
Video CD; 3 steps (Forward only)
ZOOM
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HDD
During playback or pause mode, press ZOOM to enlarge
the video image.
(x1 size → x2 size → x4 size → x1 size (normal size)
You can move through the zoomed picture using b B v V
buttons.
HDD
DivX
DVD ALL
ACD
VCD
HDD
DVD ALL
VCD
HDD
DVD ALL
VCD
General Playback Features (Continued)
Buttons
Operations
REPEAT
During playback, press REPEAT repeatedly to select a
desired repeat mode.
HDD (Title/Off)
DVD, Video mode DVD-R/RW (Chapter/Title/Off)
VR mode DVD-RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM
(Chapter/Title/All/Off)
Video CD, Audio CD (Track/All/Off)
MP3/WMA (Track/Folder/Off)
Notes:
On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to [OFF] in the
Setup menu to use the Repeat function. See page 22.
If you press SKIP (>) once during Repeat Chapter
(Track) playback, the repeat playback cancels.
HDD
ACD
DVD ALL VCD
MP3 WMA
A-B
During playback, each press of A-B button to select point A
and point B and repeats a sequence from point A (Starting
point) to point B (End point). Press A-B to stop A-B repeat.
Note:
You cannot select a sequence less than 5 seconds.
HDD
ACD
DVD ALL
TITLE
If the current DVD title has a menu, the title menu appears
on the screen. Otherwise, the disc menu may appears.
DVD
MENU/LIST
The disc menu appears on the screen.
DVD
During playback, press SUBTITLE then press b / B
repeatedly to select a desired subtitle language.
DVD
Press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly to hear a
different audio language, audio track or encoding method.
DVD
DivX
HDD
DVD ALL
ACD
MP3
SUBTITLE (
AUDIO (
)
)
Discs
Playback
VCD
Note:
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 13 for connection details.
Press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during playback
to hear a different audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or
RIGHT).
VCD
With DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode and HDD that
have both a main and a Bilingual audio channel, you can
switch among Main (L), Sub (R), or Main+sub (L+R).
Press AUDIO repeatedly during playback to hear a different
audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT).
WMA
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If a menu screen is displayed DVD
VCD
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 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 22).
Moving to another TITLE
HDD
DVD ALL
DivX
Marker Search
HDD
DVD ALL
VCD
To enter a Marker
You can start playback from up to six memorized
points. To enter a marker, press MARKER at the
desired point on the disc. The Marker icon appears on
the TV screen briefly. Repeat to enter up to six
markers.
To Recall or Clear a Marked Scene
1. During disc playback, press SEARCH. The marker
search menu appears on the screen.
2. Use b / B / v / V to select a marked scene that
you want to recall or clear.
3. Press ENTER and playback starts from the
marked scene.
or
Press CLEAR and the confirm message will
appear. Select [OK] and press ENTER to erase
the scene from the marker search menu.
When a disc has more than one title, you can move to
another title as follows:
Press DISPLAY twice during playback 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.
Time Search HDD DVD ALL DivX
To start playing at any chosen time on the disc:
1. Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The time
search box shows the elapsed playing time.
2. Press v / V to select the time clock icon
and “0:00:00” appears.
3. Input the required start time in hours, minutes, and
seconds from left to right.
If you enter the wrong numbers, press b / B to
move the under bar (_) to the wrong number. Then
enter the correct numbers.
4. Press ENTER to confirm. Playback starts from the
selected time.
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. The OnScreen Display appears on the TV screen.
2. Use v / V to select the Angle icon in the OnScreen Display.
3. Use b / B to select a desired angle.
The number of the current angle appears on the
TV screen.
Tip:
The ANGLE indicator will blink on the TV screen at
scenes recorded at different angles to indicate that
angle switching is possible.
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3D Surround DVD ALL VCD 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.
PIP (Picture in Picture)
HDD
DVD ALL
VCD
This function enables you to view the stored stations
in sub picture during playback.
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 OnScreen Display.
3. Use b / B to select “3D SUR”.
To turn off the 3D Surround effect, select
“NORMAL”.
Press B repeatedly during playback to skip forward 15
seconds.
In HDD playback or Timeshift mode, each press b / B
skips forward or reverse 5 minutes.
On and off
Press PIP to switch on the sub picture, press this
button again to switch it off.
Notes:
If the remaining playback time of current HDD title is
less than 5 minutes (15 seconds for DVD title), this
function will not be operated.
Input mode selection for sub picture
Press AV/INPUT to select the input mode for the
sub picture. Each time this button is pressed, each
input mode for the sub picture is displayed as
shown below.
Tuner → AV1 → AV2 → AV3
Last Condition Memory DVD
This recorder memorizes the user settings for the last
disc that you have viewed. Settings remain in memory
even if you remove the disc from the recorder or
switch off the recorder. If you load a disc that had its
settings memorized, the latest stop position is
automatically recalled.
Notes:
Settings are stored in memory for use any time.
This recorder does not memorize settings of a disc,
if you press STOP twice or switch off the recorder
before commencing to play it.
Playback
Instant Skip HDD DVD ALL
Program selection for sub picture
Use PR/CH (+/-) to change the program when sub
picture’s input is set to tuner. The selected program
number is displayed on the TV screen. You can
view the selected program by pressing STOP (x).
Sub picture position change
Press b / B repeatedly until desired position is
achieved. The sub picture moves clockwise or
counterclockwise.
Zoom Sub picture
Press ZOOM repeatedly to enlarge the sub picture,
the magnification level increases up to three steps.
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Playing a DivX Movie File
Movie List menu options
The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX
files, read “DivX file requirement” on right.
1. Press v / V / b / B to select a folder/file on the
[Movie List] menu then press ENTER.
[Movie List] menu options appear.
The menu options displayed differ depending on
the selected media.
Note
This recorder cannot play back the DivX file(s) in the
USB Flash Drive. The DivX file in the USB Flash Drive
can only be copied to HDD.
1. Press HOME then select [MOVIE] option.
2. Select a media that contains DivX file(s) then
press ENTER.
The [Movie List] menu appears on the TV screen.
2. Press v / V / b / B 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.
[Delete] Deletes the file(s) or folder(s) from the
media.
[Rename] Edits the file name. (page 33)
[Move] Moves the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 34)
[Copy] Copies the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 34)
DivX file requirement
3. Press v / V / b / B 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 / b / B buttons on the remote to
highlight
and press ENTER.
4. If you want to view a particular file,
press v / V / b / B to highlight a file and press
PLAY (N).
You can use variable playback functions. Refer to
pages 24-27.
5. Press STOP to stop the playback. The [Movie List]
menu appears.
To exit the menu screen, press HOME and
select [TV DVD] or [TV HDD] option then press
ENTER.
Notice for displaying the DivX subtitle
If the subtitle does not display properly, please follow
the steps below.
1. Press PAUSE/STEP when the subtitle appears.
2. Press and hold SUBTITLE about 3 seconds.
The language code will appear.
3. Press b / B to select another language code until
the subtitle is displayed properly.
4. Press PLAY (N) to continue playback.
Notes:
The DivX subtitle file name has to be identified with
the DivX file name to display by this unit.
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Available resolution size: 720x576 (W x H) pixel
DivX file extensions: “.avi”, “.divx”
Playable DivX subtitle: “.smi”, “.srt”,
“.sub (Micro DVD format only)”,
“.txt (Micro DVD format only)”
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), within 32 - 192kbps (WMA)
CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET.
DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format)
Maximum Files/Disc: Less than 1999 (total number
of files and folders)
Notes on DivX format
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 DivX file is not
interleaved, returns to the menu screen.
If there is impossible code to express in the DivX
file name, it may be displayed as “_” mark.
If the file is encoded 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.
Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA
file
Audio CD and Music menu options
The recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files.
Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “MP3/WMA audio
file requirement” on right.
1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the Audio CD
or Music menu then press ENTER.
The menu options appear.
The menu options displayed differ depending on
the selected media.
1. Press HOME.
The HOME menu appears.
2. Press v / V / b / B to select an option, and press
ENTER.
2. Select [MUSIC] option.
[Play] Start playback the selected title.
3. Select a media that contains MP3/WMA or audio
title then press ENTER.
The [Music List] menu appears on the TV screen.
[Random] Start or stop random playback.
[Open] Opens the folder and a list of files in the
folder appears
[Delete] Deletes the file(s) from the media.
[Rename] Edits the file name. (page 33)
Playback
[Move] Moves the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 34)
[Copy] Copies the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 34)
4. Use v/V to select a track then press PLAY (N).
Playback starts.
You can use variable playback functions. Refer to
pages 24-27.
Tips:
Press DISPLAY to view ID3-Tag information for
the MP3 file. If ID3-Tag information is not
present, [ID3-Tag: None] will appear. If you
select a folder, the number of subfolders and
number of MP3/WMA files in the folder are
displayed. Press DISPLAY again to remove the
information screen.
If you want to move to the upper directory, use
the v / V to highlight
and press ENTER.
You also display HOME menu to select another
media by pressing HOME.
To exit the menu screen, press HOME and
select [TV DVD] or [TV HDD] option then press
ENTER.
[Program Add] Adds the track(s) to Program List.
(page 30)
Random
1. Press v / V to select a file then press ENTER.
The menu options appear.
2. Press v / V to select [Random] option then press
ENTER.
The unit automatically begins random playback
and “RANDOM” appears on the menu screen.
3. To return to normal playback, select [Random]
option again then press ENTER.
Tip:
By pressing SKIP > during Random playback, the
unit selects another track and resumes Random
playback.
5. To stop playback at any time, press STOP.
Tip:
You can create new folder. Select [New Album] option
on the Music-HDD menu then press ENTER.
“NONAME##” folder is created.
MP3/WMA audio file requirement
File extensions
“.mp3”, “.wma”.
Sampling frequency:
within 8 - 48 kHz (MP3), within 32 - 48kHz (WMA)
Bit rate:
within 8 - 320kbps (MP3), within 32 - 192kbps (WMA)
CD-R Format:
ISO 9660 and JOLIET.
DVD±R/RW Format:
ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format)
Maximum Files/Disc:
Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders)
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Program Playback with Audio
CD and MP3/WMA file
Program Playback enables you to make custom
playlists of Audio CD or MP3/WMA tracks. Programs
can contain up to 99 Audio CD tracks or 256
MP3/WMA files.
1. Use v / V to select a track/file (or folder) on the
Audio CD or Music menu.
You can select all MP3/WMA files and folders on
the Music menu by pressing CLEAR button. To
cancel the selections, press CLEAR again.
Program List menu options
1. Press v / V to select a track/file on the Program
List then press ENTER.
The menu options appear.
Selecting multiple files/tracks (folders)
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the file/track or
folder. Press MARKER again to cancel the
marked file/track or folder.
2. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER
to confirm your selection.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional file/track
(folders).
[Random] Start or stop random playback.
[Play] Playback begins in the order in which you
programmed the tracks from the selected track.
2. Press ENTER.
The options appear on the left side of the menu.
[Delete] Deletes the track(s) from the Program
List menu.
3. Use v / V to select the [Program Add] option then
press ENTER.
[Move] Moves the track(s) to change the
program order.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to mark additional tracks.
[Save] Memorizes the program list. (HDD only)
Note:
If you select a folder for Programmed Playback, all
tracks/files in the folder are added to the Program List.
Repeat Programmed Tracks
Press REPEAT to select the desired Repeat mode.
[TRACK] Repeats the current track.
[ALL] Repeats all tracks on the Program List.
[OFF] Cancels Repeat mode (no display).
Erasing a Track from the Program List
1. Select the track you wish to erase from the
Program List. Use MARKER button to select
multiple tracks.
2. Press ENTER. The menu options appears
3. Select [Delete] option then press ENTER.
5. Use B to move to the Program list.
The programmed track you selected last is
highlighted on the program list.
6. Use v / V to select the track you want to start
playing.
7. Press PLAY (N) to start.
Playback stops after playing the last programmed
track in the program list.
Changing Track Order in the Program List
1. Select the track you wish to move on the Program
List. Use MARKER button to select multiple tracks.
2. Press ENTER. The menu options appears
3. Select [Move] option then press ENTER.
4. Use v / V to move the yellow bar to the desired
location, then press ENTER.
8. To exit Program Playback and resume normal
playback, select a track on the List and press
PLAY (N).
Save Your Program List (HDD only)
Tip:
You can access or remove the Program List screen by
pressing MENU/LIST.
1. Select a track on the Program List.
The menu options appear.
This recorder memorizes the user program list that
you have programmed.
2. Select [Save] option then press ENTER.
The Program List is saved in the HDD’s
PROGRAM folder.
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Viewing a JPEG File
Photo List menu options
The recorder can play JPEG files. Before playing
JPEG recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on
right.
1. Press v / V to select a file on the [Photo List]
menu then press ENTER.
The menu options appear.
The menu options displayed differ depending on
the selected media.
You can select all files and folders on the menu by
pressing CLEAR button. To cancel the selections,
press CLEAR again.
1. Press HOME.
The HOME menu appears.
2. Select [PHOTO] option.
3. Select a media that contains JPEG file then press
ENTER.
The [Photo List] menu appears on the TV screen.
Selecting multiple files (folders)
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the file or folder.
Press MARKER again to cancel the marked file
or folder.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional file (folders).
Playback
2. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER
to confirm your selection.
[Open] Opens the folder and a list of files in the
folder appears
4. Use b / B / v / V to select a file, then press
ENTER.
The menu options appear on the left side of the
menu.
Tips:
If you want to move to the upper directory, use the
b / B / v / V to highlight
and press ENTER.
You can also display HOME menu to select another
media by pressing HOME.
5. Use v / V to select [Full Screen] then press
ENTER.
The selected image is displayed in full screen.
Depending upon the size and number of JPEG
files, it could take a long time for the recorder to
read the files.
[Full Screen] Shows the selected file as full
screen.
[Delete] Deletes the selected file from the media.
[Slide Show] Displays Slide Show menu.
[Rename] Edits the file name. (page 33)
[Move] Moves the file(s) to another folder
(album) or media. (page 34)
[Copy] Copies the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 34)
Tip:
You can create new folder in the HDD .
Select [New Album] option then press ENTER.
“NONAME##” folder is created.
Photo file requirement
File extensions
“.jpg”
Photo size:
Less than 4MB recommended
CD-R Format:
ISO 9660 and JOLIET.
Press ENTER to appear or disappear this menu
during viewing the full screen.
6. To stop viewing at any time, press STOP.
The [Photo List] menu appears.
To exit the menu screen, press HOME and
select [TV DVD] or [TV HDD] option then press
ENTER.
DVD±R/RW Format:
ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format)
Maximum Files/Disc:
Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders)
Notes on JPEG file
Progressive and lossless compression JPEG
image files are not supported.
Depenfing on the size and number of the JPEG
files, it may take several minutes to read the
contents of the media.
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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 List] menu
(Refer to “Photo List menu options” on page 31).
To listen to music while slide show
simultaneously
You can display photo files while listening to
MP3/WMA music files recorded on HDD.
1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu
(Refer to “[Photo List] menu options” on page 31).
2. Press ENTER.
The Slide Show menu appears.
3. Select [Simultaneous Music play] option on the
Slide Show menu
2. Press ENTER.
The Slide Show menu appears.
4. Press ENTER.
Simultaneous Music play menu appears.
3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options.
[Object] option:
[Selected] Views slide show only selected files.
Use the MARKER button to select multiple files.
[All] Views slide show all files.
[Speed] option:
Sets the Slide Show speed to [Slow], [Normal], or
[Fast].
5. Press MARKER to select multiple files.
Select [Select All] option to select all tracks then
press ENTER.
Select [Deselect All] option to deselect all
selected tracks then press ENTER.
Select [Cancel] option to exit this menu then
press ENTER.
6. Use b / B / v / V to highlight [Start] option then
press ENTER.
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 List] menu.
To Pause the Slide Show
1. Press PAUSE/STEP (X) to pause slide show.
2. When you want to continue slide show, press
PLAY (N).
7. Press STOP to stop the Slide Show and return to
the [Photo List] menu.
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Editing a MP3/WMA, JPEG, DivX
file
These descriptions are MP3 file’s operation for
example, other kind’s files are operated same way.
Note:
The DivX, MP3, WMA and JPEG files on the disc or
HDD cannot be copied or moved to USB Flash Drive.
Erasing a file(s)/folder(s) from the HDD
Naming a file on the HDD
You can name MP3/WMA files on the HDD
independently. Names can be up to 32 characters
long.
1. Select a file you wish to rename on the menu.
2. Press ENTER.
The menu options appear on the menu.
3. Select [Edit] option then press ENTER.
Edit options appears.
You can erase MP3/WMA, JPEG or DivX file(s)/
folder(s) on the HDD.
Playback
1. Select a file you wish to erase on the menu.
You can select all files and folders on the menu by
pressing CLEAR button. To cancel the selections,
press CLEAR again.
Selecting multiple files (folders)
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the file or folder.
Press MARKER again to cancel the marked file
or folder.
4. Select [Rename] option then press ENTER.
Keyboard menu appears.
To enter characters, see page 47.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional file (folders).
2. Press ENTER.
The menu options appear on the menu.
3. Select [Delete] option then press ENTER.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
Use b / B to select [Yes] then press ENTER.
The selected file(s) is deleted.
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Copying a file(s) to the HDD
You can copy a file(s)/folder(s) to the HDD.
1. Select a file you wish to copy on the menu.
You can select all files and folders on the menu by
pressing CLEAR button. To cancel the selections,
press CLEAR again.
Selecting multiple files (folders)
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the file or folder.
Press MARKER again to cancel the marked file
or folder.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional file (folders).
Moving a file(s) to the other folder on the
HDD
You can move a file(s)/folder(s) to the other folder on
the HDD. After moving, the file(s)/folder(s) are deleted
from the current location.
1. Follow steps 1-3 as shown left.
2. Press ENTER.
The options appear on the left side of the menu.
3. Select [Edit] option then press ENTER.
Edit options appears.
4. Select [Move] option then press ENTER.
Move menu will appear.
2. Press ENTER.
The menu options appear on the menu.
3. Select [Edit] option then press ENTER.
Edit options appears.
4. Select [Copy] option then press ENTER.
Copy menu appears.
5. You can select a album (folder) to move.
5. You can select a album (folder) to copy.
1. After selecting a media then press ENTER.
The album (folder) list appears.
2. Select a folder.
Also, you can create new album (folder). Select
[New Album] option on the Copy menu then
press ENTER.
“NONAME##” folder is created.
6. Select [Copy] option then press ENTER to begin
copying.
Note:
If a folder’s depth is more than 5 level, the copy is not
available.
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1. After selecting a media then press ENTER.
The album (folder) list appears.
2. Select a folder.
Also, you can create new album (folder). Select
[New Album] option on the Move menu then
press ENTER.
“NONAME##” folder is created.
6. Select [Move] option then press ENTER to begin
moving.
About DVD recording
Notes:
This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or
CD-RW discs.
Our company takes no responsibility for recording
failure due to power outages, 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-RAM, DVD+RW and DVD+R discs. The
disc format for DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW discs is
always “Video format”—the same as pre-recorded
DVD-Video discs. This means that once finalized, you
can play a DVD-R, DVD+R, or DVD+RW in a regular
DVD player. The DVD-RAM disc format is Video
Recording (VR) format.
By default, the DVD-RW disc format is Video format,
though you can change this to Video Recording (VR)
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 them
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.
About HDD recording
Recording to the internal hard disk drive (HDD) is
basically similar to recording to a VR mode DVD-RW
disc. You have the full choice of recording quality
options, including the manual mode, and of course
you can record, erase and re-record as many times as
you like. The capacity of the hard disk drive means
that you can store many hours of video on it, even in
the higher quality recording modes. To help you
organize the contents, the HDD is divided into ten
genre. You can name and use these genres as you
like—for example, you might have a genre for movies,
another for TV shows, and one for camcorder
recordings.
Note:
The maximum number of titles that can be recorded
on the HDD is 255.
Using the HDD allows you to record a maximum of
12 hours continuously.
Notes for recording
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.
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 22 (Disc
Format) for how to do this.
When using a DVD-R or 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 Delete 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).
When using a DVD+R/RW, the recorder will execute
the Menu-making operation to update the new title
and editing when removing the disc from the recorder
or turn off the recorder. So you must remove the disc
after selecting the recorder’s operation mode to DVD
mode.
The recordable time of MLP mode with DVD+R DL
discs is about 11 hours which is similar to single
layer discs, because the resolution of DVD+R DL
disc is higher than that of single layer disc.
This unit can record TV program to HDD only. If you
try to record TV program in DVD mode, the unit
automatically change the mode to HDD then start
recording.
Recording
Recording
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Timeshift
HDD
Do not miss a scene from a live broadcast. If the
telephone rings while you are watching your favorite
live broadcast, just press “TIMESHIFT” and “PAUSE”
before answering the phone. The timeshift function will
be activated and the broadcast is then recorded for
later viewing.
After the phone call or viewing interruption, press
“PLAY” or “SCAN” to watch the program.
Press “STOP” to return to the live broadcast.
Clip Record HDD
You can edit during Timeshift to store the program on
the HDD (Hard Disk Drive).
1. During Timeshift, use pause step, search and
slow-motion to find the starting point.
2. Press REC at the starting point of the section you
want to record.
Progress of the edit is indicated in red on the
Progress Bar.
Timeshift (Pause, Live TV/Playback)
Operation HDD
You can store a program in the HDD storage cache
temporarily.
Press TIMESHIFT while watching a TV program.
The Progress Bar display appears on the screen as
shown below. The Progress Bar changes to timeshift
icon after 5 seconds.
1
3. Use pause step, search and slow-motion to find
the ending point.
4. Press REC at the ending point of the section you
want to stop recording.
Normal playback continues.
5. Repeat steps 1 and 4 to make several Clip
Records of a program.
2
6. Press STOP to stop Timeshift.
Confirm message will appear.
3
4
5
1. Indicates playback mode.
2. Indicates current Timeshift position.
3. Indicates Timeshift start time.
4. Indicates Timeshift elapsed time.
5. Indicates the time that is one hour from Timeshift
start time.
Tips:
You can use trick play functions (Slow, Scan, etc.)
during timeshift. Refer to Playback Operation on
pages 24-27.
You can edit the cached clip during Timeshift to
retain the program on the HDD. Refer to Clip
Record on the right.
Notes:
If there is no free space on the HDD, the oldest
timeshift section of the cache will be incrementally
deleted.
If no button is pressed for 6 hours, the Timeshift will
stop automatically.
If the TimeShift option in the Setup menu is set to
[ON], the unit will starts this function automatically
without pressing the TIMESHIFT button.
Marker Search in Timeshift mode
You can mark one in Timeshift mode. Press MARKER
at the desired point during Timeshift.
Press SEARCH to recall the marked scene.
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7. Use b / B to select [Yes] then press ENTER. Or,
press STOP again.
The current broadcast is displayed on the screen.
Notes:
Selected sections are recorded on the HDD.
If you want to stop Clip recording, press the STOP
button. If you press POWER to stop Clip recording,
the program may not be recorded on the HDD.
Clip records cannot be made for sections lasting
less than 5 seconds.
MPEG4 recording is not available with Clip
Recording. (available only in MPEG2 recording
format)
Jump to Start or End during Timeshift
1. Press ENTER during timeshift. The menu will
appear.
2. Press b and playback starts from the very
beginning of the timeshift.
Press B and jumps to the very end of the timeshift
then goes to pause mode.
To Exit the Timeshift
1. Press STOP to exit Timeshift function.
Confirm message will appear.
2. Use b / B to select [Yes] then press ENTER.
The current broadcast is displayed on the screen.
HDD
Follow the instructions below to record a TV program.
Recording starts immediately and continues until the
disc is full or you stop the recording.
1. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing
REC MODE repeatedly. (XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP)
2. Use PR/CH (+/-) buttons to select the TV channel
to record.
Changing TV Audio Channel
You can select the audio channel (language) to listen
by pressing AUDIO during viewing TV program. The
current audio channel is displayed on-screen.
Stereo broadcast:
Stereo → Left → Right → Mono
Bilingual broadcast:
Main → Sub → Main+Sub
For TV recording with bilingual, set audio channel
from the [TV Rec Audio] in sub-menu of the Setup
menu (see page 21).
If the sound is of poor quality when set to Stereo,
you can often improve it by changing to Mono (Left
or Right).
This recorder can record either NICAM or regular
audio. If the NICAM setting (page 17) is set to Auto,
then if the broadcast is NICAM, the audio
automatically changes to NICAM and you can
record the NICAM audio. If the broadcast is nonNICAM, the regular audio is always recorded. If
NICAM sound distortion occurs, due to poor
reception, you can switch off NICAM setting of the
program.
3. Press REC (z) once.
Recording will start. (The REC indicator lights in
the display window.)
Recording continues until you press STOP (x)
or the HDD is full.
To record for a fixed length of time, see Instant
Timer Recording on right.
4. Press STOP (x) to stop recording.
To Pause the Recording
1. Press PAUSE/STEP (X) to pause recording.
2. When you want to continue recording, press
PAUSE/STEP (X).
To record one TV program while
watching another
1. Press TV/DVD to select the TV mode during
recording. The TV indicator appears.
2. Using the TV, select the channel to be viewed.
Instant Timer Recording
HDD
Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a
recording easily of a preset length without using the
program timer.
1. Follow steps 1-2 as shown left (Basic Recording
from a TV).
2. Press REC (z) repeatedly to select the recording
time length.
Recording
Basic Recording from a TV
Recording starts after the first press. Each
subsequent press increases the recording time
within free space (maximum 240 minutes).
The recording time is displayed on the TV screen.
At the end of the recording, the recorder will stop
recording and shut off.
Checking the Recording Time
Press REC (z) 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
within free space (maximum 240 minutes).
Caution
If the recorder is unplugged (or there is a power
failure) while the recorder is recording, the recording
will be lost.
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Timer Recording
HDD
This recorder can be programmed to record up to 16
programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended
recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be
recorded, the starting and ending time.
1. Select [Timer Record] option in the [HOME] menu.
The [Timer Record List] menu will appear.
2. Use v / V to select the [NEW] then press ENTER.
The [Timer Record] menu will appear.
3. Enter the necessary information for your timer
recording(s).
b / B (left/right) – move the cursor left/right
v / V (up/down) – change the setting at the
current cursor position
Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record
menu.
Press ENTER after filling in all the program
information.
Select [Timer Record] option in the [HOME]
menu to display Timer Record List.
4. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing
REC MODE repeatedly. (XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP)
[Media] The media option is not selectable.
[PR] Choose a memorized program number, or
one of the external inputs from which to record.
(You cannot select DV input.)
[Date] Choose a date up to 1 month in advance.
[Start Time] Set the start time.
[End Time] Set the end time.
[Repeat] Choose a desired repeat (Once,
Daily (Monday - Friday), or Weekly).
[PDC] The PDC system automatically adjusts
the recording time so that even if a program is
not running to schedule, you won’t miss it. For
PDC to work properly, you must input the
correct announced time and date of the
program you want to record.
Note that PDC may not work with every station.
Notes:
Stations that use PDC typically include PDC
information in the teletext TV guide pages.
Please refer to these pages when setting a
timer recording.
When using PDC, there may be instances
where the beginning of the program is not
recorded.
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5. Press ENTER, the program will be memorized by
the recorder.
To check the programming, the Timer Record List
will appear.
Check field’s “Rec. OK” on the Timer Record List
indicates that the timer recording is programmed
correctly.
6. Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record List.
7. Make sure that you press POWER to switch your
unit to Standby.
Notes:
The timer indicator lights in the display window
when the recorder is in standby with the timer
active. (Nothing is displayed while the [Power Save
Mode] is ON.)
For TV recording with bilingual, set audio channel
from the [TV Rec Audio] in sub-menu of the Setup
menu (see page 21).
You can stop a timer recording in progress.
Press STOP and the confirm message will appear.
Press ENTER to stop the recording or
press RETURN (O) to continue the recording.
MPEG4 recording is not available with Timer
recording. (available only in MPEG2 recording
format)
Timer Recording with
VIDEO Plus+ System
HDD
This system makes programming timer recordings
very simple. Most TV guides publish VIDEO Plus+
programming numbers with their program details.If
you want to make a timer recording of a program, you
just input the corresponding VIDEO Plus+
programming number. The date, start, stop and
channel settings are made automatically. All you have
to do is tell the recorder the recording mode, and
whether it’s a once-only recording, or a regular
recording.
Up to 16 timer programs can be stored in the
recorder.
VIDEO Plus+ is a registered trademarks of Gemstar
Development Corporation.
The VIDEO Plus+ System is manufactured under
license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
4. Choose a record mode (XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP).
5. Press ENTER, the program will be memorized by
the recorder.
To check the programming, the Timer Record List
will appear.
Check field’s “Rec. OK” on the Timer Record List
indicates that the timer recording is programmed
correctly.
6. Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record
menu.
7. Make sure that you press POWER to switch your
unit to Standby.
Recording
1. Press VIDEO Plus+ button or select [VIDEO
Plus+] option in the [HOME] menu.
The VIDEO Plus+ menu will appear.
Press RETURN (O) to exit the menu.
3. You can change the information as required using
b / B / v / V (PR, PDC, etc.)
Refer to “Timer Recording” on previous page.
[Number] Enter the VIDEO Plus+ programming
number.
2. Use the number buttons then press ENTER to
enter the VIDEO Plus+ programming number.
To check the programming, the Timer Record
menu will appear.
If you make a mistake before pressing ENTER,
press CLEAR repeatedly to delete numbers one
by one then correct it.
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Checking Timer Recording
Details
Programming can be checked whenever the recorder
is turned on.
Select [Timer Record] option in the [HOME] menu.
The [Timer Record List] menu will appear.
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.
If you select [NEW] then press ENTER, you can
program a new timer record (see page 39).
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.
Recording from an External
Input HDD
Recording from External Components
You can record from an external component, such as
a camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the
recorder’s external inputs.
1. Make sure that the component you want to record
from is connected properly to the recorder. See
page 14-15.
2. Press AV/INPUT repeatedly to select the external
input to record from.
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.
You can stop a timer recording in progress.
Press STOP and the confirm message will appear.
Press ENTER to stop the recording or
press RETURN (O) to continue the recording.
Tuner: Built-in tuner
AV1: AV1 scart jack mounted on back panel
AV2: AV2 DECODER scart jack mounted on
back panel
AV3: AV IN 3 (VIDEO, AUDIO (L/R)) mounted on
front panel
DV: DV IN mounted on front panel
3. Select the recording mode as necessary by
pressing REC MODE repeatedly. (XP, SP, LP, EP
or MLP)
4. Press REC (z) once.
Recording will start. (The REC indicator lights in
the display window.)
Recording continues until you press STOP (x)
or the HDD is full.
To record for a fixed length of time, see “Instant
Timer Recording” on page 37.
5. Press STOP (x) to stop recording.
Timer Recording Troubleshooting
Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not
record when:
There is no free space on the HDD. (see page 22).
Power is turned on.
There are already 255 titles recorded on the HDD.
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Note:
If your source is copy-protected using CopyGuard,
you will not be able to record it using this recorder.
See Copyright on page 51 for more details.
Recording from DV Input
1. Make sure your digital camcorder is connected to
the front panel DV IN jack. See page 15.
Before DV dubbing HDD
2. Press AV/INPUT repeatedly to select the DV input.
DV appears in the display window and on the TV
screen.
Recording from a Digital Camcorder
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 21).
Tips:
The source signal must be DVC-SD format.
Some camcorders cannot be controlled using this
recorder’s remote.
If you connect a second recorder using a DV cable,
you cannot control the second DVD from this one.
You cannot control this unit remotely from a
component connected to the DV IN jack.
You cannot record date and time information from a
DV cassette.
3. Find the place on the camcorder tape that you
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.
4. Press REC (z) once to start recording.
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.
Troubleshooting
Recording
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
(DVC-SD, DV25) 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 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 12bit/32kHz. This recorder can only record one stereo
audio track. Set [DV Rec Audio] option to [Audio 1]
or [Audio 2] as required (see page 21).
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.
If you cannot 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.
Note:
Depending on the connected camcorder, you may
not be able to control it using the remote control
supplied with this recorder.
MPEG4 recording is not available with the DV
dubbing. (available only in MPEG2 recording
format)
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Simultaneous recording and
playback
MPEG4 Recording
Playback another title during recording
1. Set the [MPEG4] option to [ON] on the setup
menu (See page 21).
While the recording is in progress, you can playback a
source from other media at the same time.
2. Select input source you want to record (TV
channel, AV input, etc).
1. Start recording.
3. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing
REC MODE repeatedly. (XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP)
2. Press HOME to display the Home Menu screen.
3. Use the v / V / b / B and ENTER buttons to
select a media type that you want to play.
4. Start Playback.
The recording will continue while playing the
media from the other mode.
Notes:
You cannot use simultaneous playback and
recording while copying, dubbing or timer
recording.
You cannot edit programs during simultaneous
recording and playback.
This function is not available in MPEG4
recording mode.
Time Slip HDD
You can play back the currently recording title.
1. Start HDD recording.
2. Press PLAY (N).
The playback starts and the recording will continue
while playing back.
You can use PAUSE (X) and SCAN (m / M)
buttons for pause, scan, slow-motion during
playback.
3. Press STOP (x).
The playback will stop then returns to the current
recording position.
Notes:
Playback cannot be started until 15 seconds
after recording starts.
This function is not available in MPEG4
recording mode.
HDD
You can record a video with MPEG4 video format.
4. Start Recording.
This unit will record the video with MPEG4 format
on the HDD.
The recorded contents are listed on the [Movie
List] menu. To play back an MPEG4 recordings,
refer to pages 28.
Notes:
You cannot edit the video content with MPEG4. If
you want to edit functions, set the [MPEG4] option
to [OFF] on the setup menu (See page 21).
If you press MENU/LIST when [MPEG4] option is
set to [ON] in HDD mode, the [Movie List] menu will
appear.
A button is not activated during MPEG4 recording.
(PLAY, TIMESHIFT, MENU/LIST, HOME, DVD,
HDD, etc.)
The loss of video may occur while MPEG4
recording because of characteristics of MPEG4
video encoding. This is not a malfunction.
You can select the audio channel to record by
pressing AUDIO. The [TV Rec Audio] option on the
Setup menu does not affect to the MPEG4
recording.
Specifications of MPEG4 Recording
Video Encoding Format
Encoding: MPEG4 format
Resolution:
640 x 480 (XP, SP, LP mode), 480 x 352 (EP mode),
352 x 256 (MLP mode)
Audio Encoding Format
Encoding: AC3
Quality: 128 kbit/sec, 48 kHz (Sampling rate), Stereo
Maximum Titles
Less than 1999 titles
Maximum Title Size
2 GBytes
If the size of title recorded presently is more than
2GBytes, the recording will be continued in a new
title. The unit cannot record during a few seconds
when creating the new title.
Recordable Time (160/250GB)
Approx. 132/208 hours (XP mode),
165/ 258 hours (SP mode), 215/337 hours
(LPmode), 275/429 hours (EP mode),
429/625 hours (MLP mode)
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Editing
12 3
4 5
6 7
Title List and Chapter List Menu
Overview
Using the Title List menu you can edit video content.
The editing features available in the Title List menu
depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, or
the HDD, and whether you’re editing Original content,
or a Playlist.
There are two ways to edit VR mode DVD-RW discs.
You can directly edit the Original content of the disc,
or you can create and edit a Playlist. The Playlist
doesn’t actually change any of the content on the
disc, but just controls how the content is played back.
Note:
During recording, if you display the Title List menu for
the HDD, some of the titles may appear with a mark.
These titles were recorded with a Line Input setting
different to the current setting of the recorder.
During recording, these titles cannot be played.
1. Press MENU/LIST to display the Title List menu.
Playback should be stopped when you do this.
If you press MENU/LIST when [MPEG4] option
is set to [ON] in HDD mode, the [Movie List]
menu will appear.
You can also access it using HOME menu,
select [MOVIE] option then select [HDD] or
[DVD] option and press ENTER.
When selecting titles, use the v / V buttons to
display the previous/next page if there are more
than six titles.
If you are editing a VR mode disc, press
MENU/LIST to switch between Original and
Playlist menu.
On the left side of the screen are the menu options.
The main part of the screen shows thumbnails of the
titles (or chapter) on the DVD or HDD. You can
change these thumbnails using the THUMBNAIL
button—see Changing Title Thumbnails on page 44.
Press DISPLAY to display the information of selected
title on the Title List menu.
After selecting a title or chapter on the Title List or
Chapter List menu, then press ENTER. The menu
options appears on the left side of the menu. Use
v / V to select a option then press ENTER to confirm
your selection.
1. Menu options: To display menu option, select a
title or chapter then press ENTER. The options
displayed differ depending on the disc type.
[Combine] Combines two titles or chapters into one
(page 48, 49).
[Delete] Deletes the title or chapter. (page 46)
[Delete Part] Deletes a part of the Title (page 46).
[Divide] Divides a title into two (page 48).
[Dubbing] Copies the title to another media. (page 52)
[Full Play] Starts playback of the selected title
including the hidden chapters.
[Hide (Show)] Hides (or Shows) the selected title or
chapter. (page 50)
[Move] Moves a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist
menu to a position on the menu. (page 50)
[Play] Start playback of the selected title or chapter.
The hidden titles and chapters on the DVD+R/RW
cannot be play back.
[Playlist Add] Adds the title or chapter to the Playlist.
(page 45)
[Protect] Protects accidental recording, editing or
deleting of the title. (page 50)
[Rename (Title Name)] Edits the title name. (page 47)
[Search]
- [Chapter]; Displays Chapter List of the Title.
- [Time]; Search time for you want start point
of the title. (page 47)
[Sort] Lists the programs on the Title List menu by
Date, Title, or Category. (page 48)
[Title] Displays Title List of the chapter.
Editing
Editing material recorded on the HDD is similar to
editing the Original content of a VR mode DVD-RW,
with similar commands for erasing and naming titles,
as well as fine control over the content of chapters
within titles for DVD disc.
2. Indicates the record mode, free space, and
elapsed time progress bar.
3. Current media
4. Currently selected title.
5. Thumbnail
6. Shows the selected title number and total number
of titles.
7. Shows the title name, recorded date, and
recording length.
2. To exit the Title List menu, press RETURN (O)
repeatedly.
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HDD, VR Mode: Original and
Playlist Editing
Titles, Chapters and Parts
Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or
more chapters. When you insert a disc’s 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.
Is editing a DVD like editing a video
tape?
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.
About word ‘Original’ and ‘Playlist’
-RWVR
RAM
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.
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Adding Chapter Markers
HDD
-RWVR
RAM
+RW
+R
You can create chapters within a title by inserting
chapter marks at the desired points.
During playing back, at the point you want to start a
new chapter, press CHP ADD.
A chapter marker icon appears on the TV screen.
Notes:
Chapter markers are inserted at regular intervals
automatically. You can change this interval from the
Initial Setup menu (see “Auto Chapter” on page 21).
Changing the Title Thumbnails
HDD
-RWVR
RAM
+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.
Press THUMBNAIL to make the currently displayed
picture the one that appears in the Title List menu.
The still picture that you choose appears in both the
Original or Playlist menu.
Tip:
You can also change the thumbnail picture of the title
on the Chapter List menu of VR mode DVD-RW and
DVD-RAM disc. Select a chapter on the Chapter List
menu then press THUMBNAIL. The thumbnail picture
of the title that includes the chapter is changed.
Making a New Playlist
-RWVR
RAM
Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to
the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or
chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits
you don’t need later — see Deleting an Original or
Playlist title/chapter on page 46).
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.
Adding Additional Title/Chapters
to the Playlist -RWVR RAM
You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a
Playlist title even if it is already registered.
1. Choose a title or chapter on the Title List-Original
menu or Chapter List-Original menu to put into the
Playlist, then press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
You can add up to 999 chapters to one disc .
1. Choose a title or chapter on the Title List-Original
menu or Chapter List-Original menu to put into the
Playlist, then press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
menu.
2. Use v / V to select [Playlist Add] from menu
options then press ENTER.
2. Use v / V to select [Playlist Add] option then press
ENTER.
Editing
3. Choose a Title List-Playlist that is already
registered to insert a title or chapter, then press
ENTER.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 to add additional title or chapter
on the Playlist.
You can view the added chapters on the Chapter
List-Playlist menu.
3. Select [New Playlist] then press ENTER.
The new title appears in the updated Playlist. All
chapters of the title are added to the Playlist.
5. Press RETURN (O) to exit, or MENU/LIST to go
back to the Title List-Original menu.
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Deleting an Original or Playlist
Title/Chapter
When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist
menu, 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 the
Original (title/chapter) 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
HDD
-RWVR
RAM
You can delete a part which you do not want in the
title.
1. Use b / B / v / V to choose a title you want to
delete on the Title List menu then press ENTER.
The options appears on the left side of the menu.
2. Select [Delete Part] in the [Edit] option then press
ENTER. Edit (Delete Part) menu appears on the
TV screen. [Start Point] icon is highlighted.
Example: Edit (Delete Part) (HDD)
Note:
It may not be possible to delete chapters that are less
than 5 seconds long.
1. Use b / B / v / V to choose a chapter or title you
want to delete on the Title List or Chapter List
menu then press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
Selecting multiple titles on HDD
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the title.
Press MARKER again to cancel the marked title.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional title.
You can add the titles up to 10 titles.
2. Select [Delete] option from the options on the menu.
Example: Title List (HDD)
3. Use play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
find the starting point.
4. Press ENTER at the starting point of the section
you want to delete.
‘End Point’ icon is highlighted.
The part is indicated on the Progress Bar.
5. Use play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
find the ending point.
6. Press ENTER at the ending point of the section
you want to delete.
You can cancel the selected point, use v / V to
select [Cancel] icon then press ENTER.
Tip:
With HDD recordings, you can delete additional part.
Select [Next Part] icon on the menu then press
ENTER, then repeat steps 3-6.
3. Press ENTER to confirm.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
4. Use b / B to select [Yes] then press ENTER.
The selected chapter or title is deleted.
After pressing ENTER, the new, updated menu is
displayed.
5. Repeat steps 1 - 4 to continue to delete from the
menu.
6. Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit the menu.
Notes:
When DVD+RW recording, the deleted title’s name
is changed to ‘Deleted Title’.
If more than two titles are repeatedly deleted, the
titles are combined into one.
When you are deleting a title or chapter, only the
last one on DVD+RW increases remaining recording
time.
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7. If you finish to edit, select [Done] icon then press
ENTER.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
Use b / B to select [Yes] then press ENTER.
The selected part is deleted from the title and Title
List menu appears.
Note:
This function is not available for the titles that are less
than 5 seconds long.
Naming a Title
4. Choose OK then press ENTER to fix the name
and return to the previous menu screen.
You can name the titles. The names can be up to 32
characters long.
5. Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit the menu.
1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List
menu, then press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
menu.
2. Use v/V to select [Rename] or [Title Name] option
then press ENTER.
Keyboard menu appears.
Notes:
Names can be up to 32 characters long.
For discs formatted on a different recorder, you will
see only a limited character set.
When recording on DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+RW
discs, the entered name is displayed on the DVD
player only after finalization.
Time Search
RAM
+RW
-R
HDD
-RWVR
-RWVideo
+R
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.
3. Enter a name for the title. Use b / B / v / V to
select a character then press ENTER to confirm
your selection.
[Search] menu appears on the TV screen.
Example: Title List (HDD)
Use MENU/LIST button to change keyboard
type.
OK: Select to finish.
Cancel: Cancels all entered 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.
X (PAUSE/STEP): Deletes the after character at
the cursor position.
Current picture
x (STOP), CLEAR: Deletes the previous
character at the cursor position.
. / >: Moves cursor to left or right.
Numbers (0-9): Enters the corresponding
character at the cursor position.
Tip:
You can add the genre for HDD title name.
If you set the genre for the title, you can easily find
the title on the relevant genre folder of HDD title
list menu.
Editing
Tip:
Remote control buttons for entering a name
PLAY (N): Inserts a space at the cursor position.
End time
Start time
Selected time
Selected point
3. Use b / B to find the point you want to start.
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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Sorting the Title List
HDD
This function allows you to access show listings
organized by Date, Title, or Category on the Title ListHDD menu. So you can find title you want to watch
easily.
1. Choose any title on the Title List-HDD menu, then
press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
menu.
2. Use v/V to select [Sort] option then press ENTER.
Sort options appears.
Divide One Title Into Two
HDD
+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.
2. Select [Divide] option.
Example: Title List (HDD)
3. Use v/V to select [Date], [Title] or [Category]
option then press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the sorted menu is
displayed.
Combining Two Titles Into One
HDD
Use this function to combine two adjacent OriginalHDD titles into one.
Notes:
This function is not available if there is only one
titles within the HDD.
If there are more than 60 titles on the HDD, you
cannot combine the titles.
1. On the Title List-HDD menu, select the first title of
the two titles you want to combine then press
ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
3. Press ENTER.
Edit (Divide) menu appears. [Divide] option is
highlighted.
Current picture
The first title’s
thumbnail
The second title’s
thumbnail
2. Select [Combine] option then press ENTER.
4. Use play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
find the point you want to divide the title.
5. Select [Divide] option then press ENTER at the
point.
To reset the point, select [Cancel] option then
press ENTER. Repeat from step 3.
3. Select the second title of the two titles you want to
combine then press ENTER.
Confirm message appears.
4. Use b / B to select [Yes] then press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the updated menu is
displayed.
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6. Choose [Done] option then press ENTER to fix the
dividing point.
The title is divided into two new titles. It take up to
4 minutes to divide.
Note:
You cannot select dividing point less than 3 seconds.
Combining Two Chapters Into
One HDD -RWVR +RW +R RAM
Additional functions for the
recordable DVD discs
Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters
into one.
Using the Title List menu, you can use the disc setting
functions without entering the setup menu.
1. On the Chapter List menu, select the second
chapter of the two chapters you want to combine
then press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
1. On the DVD Title List menu, use b / B / v / V to
select the [Disc] option then press ENTER.
2. Use v / V to select [Combine] option.
The combine indicator appears between the two
chapters you want to combine.
2. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER
to confirm your selection.
[Disc Format] Format the inserted disc.(page 22)
[Finalize] Finalize the inserted disc.(page 22)
Note:
This function is not available when;
There is only one chapter whthin the title.
The first chapter is selected.
The chapters that you want to combine are created
by deleting a part from an Original title.
The chapters that you want to combine are created
from different titles.
One of the playlist chapter that you want to combine
has been moved.
[Disc Label] Use this to enter a name for the
disc. This name appears when you load the disc
and when you display disc information onscreen.(page 22)
[Protect] Use this to prevent accidental
recording, editing, deleting of the inserted
disc.(page 22)
[Unprotect] Release the protect function.
Editing
3. Press ENTER.
[Unfinalize] Unfinalize the inserted disc.
(page 22)
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Moving a Playlist Chapter
-RWVR
RAM
Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of
Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu.
Note:
This function is not available if there is only one
chapter.
1. Select a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist menu.
2. Press ENTER.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
menu.
3. Use v / V to select [Move] option from Playlist
options then press ENTER.
4. Use b / B / v / V to choose the place you want to
move the chapter to then press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the updated menu is
displayed.
Hide a Chapter/Title
+RW
+R
You can skip playing chapters or titles without deleting
from the disc.
1. Use v V b B to choose a chapter or title you want
to hide on the Title List or Chapter List menu, then
press ENTER.
Options appear on the left side of the screen.
2. Select [Hide] option.
Example: Title List (DVD+RW)
3. Press ENTER to confirm.
The chapter’s or title’s thumbnail will dim.
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Tip
If you select a hidden chapter or title on the Title List
or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing
[Show] option on the menu. After doing that, you are
able to see the chapter or title.
Protect a Title
+RW
+R
-RWVR
RAM
Use this function to protect against accidental
recording, editing or deleting of the title.
1. Press MENU/LIST to display the Title List menu.
2. Use v V b B to choose a title you want to protect
then press ENTER.
Options appear on the left side of the screen.
3. Select [Protect] from the options.
4. Press ENTER to confirm.
The lock mark will appears on the title’s thumbnail.
Tip
If you select a title that has already been protected on
the Title List menu, you can ‘unprotect’ it by choosing
[Protect] option from the Title List menu options. After
doing that, you can edit and delete the title.
Before Dubbing
Use the copying features of this recorder to:
Back up important recordings stored on the HDD to
a DVD.
Make a DVD copy of a recording on the HDD to
play in another player.
Transfer video from a DVD to the HDD for editing.
Transfer edited video from the HDD to DVD.
The simplest method of copying is to use the One
Touch Copy feature. Using this you can very simply
copy the title that’s currently playing from HDD to
DVD, or the other way around.
Note:
If the title’s length is less than 5 seconds, the dubbing
is not available. (from HDD to DVD)
Restrictions on copying
Some video material is copy-once protected: Such
material cannot be copied to HDD or DVD.
You can identify copy-once protected material during
playback by displaying disc information on-screen.
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.
CPRM recordings can only be made on DVD-RW
discs formatted in VR mode or DVD-RAM discs, 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 area 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
HDD/DVD RECORDER, PLEASE CONTACT OUR
CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.
Fast copying (Maximum 12x)
Copying between DVD and HDD is a completely
digital process and therefore involves no loss of
quality in the audio or video. This means that you can
transfer back and forth without having to worry about
the quality getting worse with each copy ‘generation’.
It also means that copying can be carried out at the
maximum speed possible.
When copying from HDD to DVD, the speed of
copying depends on the recording mode and the kind
of DVD disc you’re using.
Minimum fast copying times
The table below shows the minimum HDD to DVD
copying time for 2 hours of video recorded with SP
mode.
Disc
Type
Disc
Speed
Copying Time
(Record Speed)
DVD-R / DVD+R
16x
6.5 min. (12x)
DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD+RW
8x
8 min. (8x)
DVD+R DL
8x
13 min. (4x)
DVD-RW
6x
12 min. (6x)
DVD-RAM
5x
11.5 min. (5x)
DVD-R / DVD+R
DVD-RW / DVD+RW
4x
13 min. (4x)
DVD-RAM
DVD+R / DVD+RW / DVD+R DL
DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD-RAM
3x
17 min (3x)
2.4x
21 min. (2.4x)
2x
25 min. (2x)
Dubbing
Dubbing
Notes:
All times in the above table are approximate.
Actual copy speed varies with the part of the disc
being recorded.
There may be cases where even 4x/6x/8x/16x
compatible discs do not copy at full speed.
Fast copying may not be possible when using disc
initialized on another recorder.
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Dubbing from HDD to DVD
Dubbing from DVD to HDD
1. On the Title List-HDD menu, select a title you want
to dub then press ENTER.
1. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to
dub then press ENTER.
Menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
Selecting multiple titles on HDD
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the title.
Press MARKER again to cancel the marked
title.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional title.
You can add the titles up to 10 titles.
The menu options appears on the left side of the
screen.
2. Use v / V to select [Dubbing] option then press
ENTER.
Dubbing menu appears.
2. Use v / V to select [Dubbing] option then press
ENTER.
Dubbing menu appears.
3. Use b / B to select record mode (XP, SP, LP, EP,
MLP, AUTO or Fast), then press V.
‘Start’ icon is highlighted.
Fast: Only available when copying VR mode disc
to HDD. (See page 51 for more information on
Fast copying.)
4. When [Start] icon is highlighted, press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
3. Use b / B to select record mode (XP, SP, LP, EP,
MLP, AUTO or Fast), then press V.
‘Start’ icon is highlighted.
Fast: See page 51 for more information on Fast
copying.
4. When [Start] icon is highlighted, press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
5. To stop dubbing at any other time, press
STOP (x).
Notes:
The recording time of [Fast] mode could be varied
depending on data size of source.
Stopping dubbing in [Fast] mode partway through
will cancel the recording and any data recorded up
to that point will be lost.
If the remaining space on the disc is insufficient, the
[Fast] mode is not available.
When you dub the title on the HDD to VR mode
DVD-RW or DVD-RAM disc, the [Fast] mode is not
available for edited HDD title and Clip Recording
title.
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5. To stop dubbing at any other time, press
STOP (x).
Notes:
Depending on the conditions of the recording
equipment or the disc itself, the dubbing may not be
capable.
Stopping dubbing in [Fast] mode partway through
will cancel the recording and any data recorded up
to that point will be lost.
The recording time of [Fast] mode can take up to 19
minutes.
The [Fast] mode is not available for edited title on
the DVD-RW with VR recording mode.
One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD)
The One Touch Copy feature copies the currently
playing title from the HDD to DVD. The whole title is
copied, regardless of where in the title you start
copying. The recorder copies at the maximum speed
possible.
For One Touch Copy to work, make sure that a
recordable DVD disc is loaded.
During HDD playback, press DUBBING to copy the
current title to DVD.
The on-screen display indicates that the title is being
copied. Playback continues while copying.
You cannot use the One Touch Copy function to
copy a title if any part of the title is copy-once
protected.
One Touch Copy (DVD to HDD)
One Touch Copy from DVD to HDD copies a single
title to the HDD in real time. When you start copying,
playback jumps back to the start of the title, then
continues through to the end of the title, when
recording automatically stops. The copy will be made
in the recording mode (XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP) that is
currently set.
During DVD playback, press DUBBING to copy the
current title to HDD.
Playback starts again from the beginning of the
current title. The on-screen display indicates that the
title is being copied.
Dubbing
Notes:
Video CD cannot be copied to HDD.
The copying stops when then recorder detects a
badly scratched or copy protected part.
If some part of the title being copied is copyprotected, copying will start, but the copy-protected
portions will not be copied.
During Playlist title’s playback, One Touch Copy is
not available.
Tip:
To stop dubbing at any other time, press STOP (x).
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Reference
Playing Your Recordings on Other DVD
Players (Finalizing a Disc)
Additional Information
Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs
recorded in Video mode, finalized DVD+R or
DVD+RWs. 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 formats of discs it will play.
Viewing Title List menu displayed on
other DVD Recorders or Players
+RW
+R
You can view the Title List menu displayed on the
other DVD player that is capable of playing DVD+RW
or DVD+R discs.
1. Insert DVD+R or DVD+RW disc recorded already.
2. Press TITLE in play or stop mode.
Title List menu will appear as shown below.
Tip
You can remove the Title List menu by pressing
STOP (x).
3. To play back a title, select the title you want then
press ENTER or PLAY (N).
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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 DVDROM drive.
Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen
for navigating the disc. The menu can be accessed by
pressing MENU/LIST or TITLE.
To finalize a disc, refer to “Finalize” on page 22.
Notes:
Unfinalized DVD+RW is playable on regular DVD
players.
The edited contents of a DVD+RW disc is
compatible on regular DVD players only after
finalization.
Any edited contents of the DVD+R disc are not
compatible on regular DVD players. (Hide, chapter
combine, added chapter mark, etc.)
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.
DVD+R DL disc can take up to 30 minutes to
finalize.
Language Codes
Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings:
Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu.
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.
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
Reference
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
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Controlling Your TV with the
Supplied Remote Control
You can control the sound level, input source, and
power switch of your LG TV with the supplied remote.
You can control your TV using the buttons below.
Controlling other TVs with the remote
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.
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering
them one at a time until you find the one that works
with your TV.
TV Control
Buttons
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By pressing
You can
POWER
AV/INPUT
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.
Manufacturer
Code Number
LG / GoldStar
1 (Default), 2
Zenith
1, 3, 4
Samsung
6, 7
Sony
8, 9
Hitachi
4
Notes:
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
The power cord is disconnected.
Plug the power cord into the wall
outlet securely.
No picture.
TV/DVD mode for the recorder is set
to TV.
Press TV/DVD on the remote control
repeatedly to choose DVD mode. TV
indicator disappears in the display
window.
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.
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. (Check that the disc
indicator in the display window is lit.)
An unplayable disc is inserted.
Insert a playable disc. (Check the disc
type, color system, and regional code.)
The disc is placed upside down.
The disc is not placed within the
guide.
Place the disc with the playback side
down.
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 PR/CH (+/-).
Those channels are not stored in the
recorder.
Restore channels. See “Program Edit”
on page 17.
The picture or sound of
broadcasting channel is
weak or missing.
Antenna 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.
The recorder’s source is incorrect.
Use AV/INPUT to select input channel
(AV1, AV2, DV, etc.)
No sound.
Reference
Symptom
No power.
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Cause
Symptom
Cannot 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.
The disc was recorded in Video mode.
Finalize the disc. (page 22)
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 “Auto
Clock Set” or “Manual Clock Set” on
page 18.
Timer has been programmed
incorrectly.
Reprogram Timer. See “Timer
Recording” on page 38.
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.
The 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 the
recorder.
The recorder Audio/Video Out is not
selected for viewing at the TV.
Select AUX or A/V source as TV
input.
The recorder’s TV audio channel is
set to mono.
Set TV audio channel mode to Stereo.
See “Changing TV audio channel” on
page 37.
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.
Resetting the recorder
If you observe any of the following symptoms...
The unit is plugged in, but the power will not turn
on or off.
The front panel display is not working.
The recorder is not operating normally.
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Solution
...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 then
turn the unit back on.
Unplug the power cord, wait at least five seconds,
and then plug it in again.
Specifications
General
Power requirements
Power consumption
Dimensions (approx.)
Net weight (approx.)
Operating temperature
Operating humidity
Television system
Recording format
AC 200-240V, 50/60 Hz
30W
430 X 54 X 275 mm (w x h x d) without foot
4 kg
5˚C to 35˚C
5 % to 90 %
PAL I, B/G, I/I, SECAM D/K, K1 color system
PAL
Recording
Recording format
Recordable media
Recordable time
Video recording format
Sampling frequency
Compression format
Audio recording format
Sampling frequency
Compression format
DVD Video Recording, DVD-VIDEO
HDD (RH278H: 250GB, RH277H: 160GB), DVD-ReWritable,
DVD-Recordable, DVD+ReWritable,
DVD+Recordable, DVD+Recordable (Double Layer), DVD-RAM
DVD (4.7GB): Approx. 1 hour (XP mode), 2 hours (SP mode),
4 hours (LP mode), 6 hours (EP mode), 11 hours (MLP mode)
DVD+R DL (8.5GB): Approx. 1.8 hour (XP mode), 3.6 hours (SP mode),
7.3 hours (LP mode), 9 hours (EP mode), 11 hours (MLP mode)
HDD (160/250GB, MPEG2 Recording): Approx. 43/66 hours (XP mode),
84/129 hours (SP mode), 164/251 hours (LP mode), 233/356 hours
(EP mode), 477/726 hours (MLP mode)
27MHz
MPEG2 or MPEG4 (HDD only)
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 IN
VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN
DV IN
USB IN
Antenna input, 75 ohms
1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack x 1 / SCART x 2
2.0 Vrms more than 47 kohms, RCA jack (L, R) x 1 / SCART x 2
4 pin (IEEE 1394 standard)
4 pin (USB 1.1 standard)
S-VIDEO OUT
(Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, sync negative, Mini DIN 4-pin x 1
(C) 0.3 V (p-p) 75 Ω
(Y) 1.0 V (p-p), 75 Ω, sync negative, RCA jack x 1
(PB)/(PR) 0.7 V (p-p), 75 Ω, RCA jack x 2
19 pin (HDMI standard, Type A)
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
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
HDMI video/audio
Audio output (digital
Audio output (optical
Audio output (analog
output
audio)
audio)
audio)
Reference
Outputs
Accessory:
Scart cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
RF Coaxial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
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
MODEL NO.*
*
SERIAL NO.*
DATE OF PURCHASE.*
Please complete for your own record
In all cases of difficulty - consult your LG dealer
from whom the product was purchased
LGEUK Website : www.lge.co.uk
( service website : www.lgelectronics.co.uk )
P/NO: MFL38755340
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