LG | RH266 | LG RH266 Owner’s Manual

RH266-P1M_NA4ULLB_ENG_MFL36926574
HDD/DVD
RECORDER
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODEL: RH265
RH266
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.
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.
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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.
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.
POWER: This unit operates on a mains supply of 200-240V,
50/60Hz.
WIRING: This unit is supplied with a BSI 1363 approved 13 amp
mains plug, fused at 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 player 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 player 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.
Recording from an External Input . . . . . . . . . . .37
Contents
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
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Remote Control Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Hookup and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-22
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Connecting to the antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Simultaneous recording and playback . . . . . . . .37
Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-45
Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview . . . .38
HDD, VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing . . .39
Adding Chapter Markers
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Changing the Title Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Making a New Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the Playlist .40
Deleting an Original or Playlist Title/Chapter . . .41
Deleting a Part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Naming a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Time Search
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Sorting the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Divide One Title Into Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Combining Two Chapters Into One . . . . . . . . . .44
Connections to Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Additional functions for the recordable
DVD discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Connecting to an Amplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Moving a Playlist Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections . .13-14
Hide a Chapter/Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Auto Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Protect a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Using the Home Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Initial Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-48
General Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-18
Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Language Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Dubbing from HDD to DVD
Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Dubbing from DVD to HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Lock (Parental Control) Settings . . . . . . . . . . . .19
One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Recording Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
One Touch Copy (DVD to HDD) . . . . . . . . . . . .48
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Disc Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21
General Explanation of On-Screen Display . . . .22
Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-54
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-32
General Playback Features . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-26
Playing a DivX Movie File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Viewing Title List menu displayed on other
DVD Recorders or Players . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file . . . . . . .28
Playing Your Recordings on Other DVD
Players (Finalizing a Disc) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Viewing a JPEG File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-30
Language Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Editing a MP3/WMA, JPEG, DivX file . . . . . .31-32
Area Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-37
About DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
About HDD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Controlling Your TV with the Supplied
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-53
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Timeshift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Basic Recording from a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Instant Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Checking Timer Recording Details . . . . . . . .36-37
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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.
-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 disc
DVD DVD-Video disc
VCD Video CDs
ACD Audio CDs
DivX DivX files
MP3 MP3 files
WMA WMA files
JPEG JPEG files
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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.
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+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.
Recommended recordable DVD discs
DVD-R
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x)
Verbatim (8x, 16x)
-
DVD+R
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x)
Verbatim (8x, 16x)
-
DVD-RW
Mitsubishi (2x, 4x)
Victor (4x)
Maxell (4x)
DVD+RW
Mitsubishi (2.4, 4x)
Verbatim (4x)
Philips (4x)
Note: If a DVD-RW/DVD+RW discs is recorded using a personal computer or other DVD recorder, you cannot
format the disc using this recorder. So if you want to use the disc on this recorder, you must format the disc
using the original recorder.
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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
No
No
No
DISC
HDD
Yes
Yes
Yes
*1: The title is recorded from this unit.
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MP3/WMA
JPEG
DivX
Audio CD
Video CD
Title*1
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Introduction
About the internal Hard Disk
Drive
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.
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 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.
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Front Panel
a
b
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.
HDD: The recorder is HDD mode.
DVD: The recorder is DVD mode.
HDD b B DVD: The recorder is dubbing.
TV: Indicates when the recorder is in TV tuner
mode.
: Indicates when the recorder is in timer
recording or a timer recording is programmed.
: Shows the current status of the
recorder (clock, program number, etc).
d Remote Sensor
Point the recorder remote control here.
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c
d
e
f
g
h
e 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.).
f Z (OPEN/CLOSE)
Opens or closes the disc tray.
g N (PLAY)
Starts playback.
h z (REC)
Starts recording. Press repeatedly to set the
recording time.
0-9 numerical buttons: Selects
numbered options in a menu.
DUBBING: Copies DVD to HDD
(or HDD to DVD).
a
TV Control Buttons: See page
51.
b
c
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.
d
THUMBNAIL: Selects a thumbnail
picture.
c
HOME: Accesses or removes the
HOME menu.
PLAY (N): Starts playback.
ENTER ( ): Acknowledges menu
selection.
TITLE: Displays the disc’s Title
menu, if available.
b / B / v / V (left/right/up/down):
Selects an option in the menu.
CHP. ADD: Inserts a chapter
marker when playing.
PAUSE/STEP (X) : Pause
playback or recording temporarily.
MENU/LIST: Accesses menu on a
DVD disc. Switches between Title
List-Original and Title List-Playlist
menu.
): Selects a subtitle
SKIP (. / >): Go to next or
previous chapter or track.
SUBTITLE (
language.
z REC: Starts recording.
REC MODE: Selects the recording
mode.
STOP (x): Stops playback or
recording.
d
AUDIO ( ): Selects an audio
language or audio channel.
SCAN (m / M): Search
backward or forward.
b
TIMESHIFT: Activates pause live
TV/playback (timeshift) for a live
TV program.
PR/CH (+/-): Scans up or down
through memorized channels.
DISPLAY: Accesses On-Screen
Display.
Introduction
AV/INPUT: Changes the input to
use for recording (Tuner, AV1-3).
Remote Control
ZOOM: Enlarges video image.
MARKER: Marks any point during
playback.
SEARCH: Displays Marker Search
menu.
CLEAR: Removes a mark on the
Marker Search menu.
REPEAT: Repeat chapter, track,
title, all.
A-B: Repeat sequence.
TV/DVD: To view channels
selected by the recorder tuner or
by the TV tuner.
* These buttons are not available
for this recorder.
RETURN (O): Removes the
menu.
HDD: Selects the unit’s function
mode to HDD.
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.).
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
f
b
g
h
c
d
e
i
a ANTENNA IN
Connect the antenna to this terminal.
g COAXIAL (Digital audio output jack)
Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment.
b COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y PB PR)
Connect to a TV with Y PB PR inputs.
h AUDIO OUTPUT (Left/Right)
Connect to a TV with audio inputs.
c AV 2 DECODER SCART jack
Connect the audio/video output of an external
source (Pay-TV decoder, Set Top Box, VCR, etc.).
i AV 1 SCART jack
Connect to a TV with SCART jack.
d Cooling fan
e AC Power Cord (AC IN ~)
Plug into the power source.
f ANTENNA OUT
Passes the signal from the ANTENNA IN jack to
your TV/monitor.
Connecting to the antenna
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.
Aerial
Rear of TV
SCART INPUT
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
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
Y
PB
C
SCART INPUT
AUDIO INPUT
PR
L
T
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
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 Progressive Scan to [ON] on the setup
menu for progressive signal, see page 17.
Caution
Once the setting for Progressive Scan output is
entered, an image will only be visible on a
Progressive Scan compatible TV or monitor. If you set
Progressive Scan to [ON] in error, you must reset the
recorder. First, remove the disc in the recorder. Next,
press STOP (x) and hold it for five seconds before
releasing it. The video output will be restored to the
standard setting, and a picture will once again be
visible on a conventional analog TV or monitor.
A
Rear of the recorder
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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
Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on
the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your
amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio
cables (A).
Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two
channel digital stereo (PCM) or to an Audio/
Video receiver equipped with a multi-channel
decoder (Dolby Digital™, MPEG 2, or DTS)
A
X
1. Connect one of the recorder’s DIGITAL AUDIO
OUTPUT jacks (COAXIAL X) to the corresponding
in jack on your amplifier. Use an optional digital
(coaxial X) audio cable.
2. You will need to activate the recorder’s digital
output. (See “Audio Settings” on page 18).
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.
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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COAXIAL
DIGITAL INPUT
L
R
AUDIO INPUT
Amplifier (Receiver)
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Accessory Audio/Video (A/V)
Connections
TV
VCR, Cable Box, or
Satellite Tuner, etc.
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
Hookup and
Settings
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
17) and set the program’s [Decoder On/Off] option to
[On] on the Setup menu (page 16).
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
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.
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 [Other Device]
(see page 17).
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Connecting to the AV IN 3 Jacks
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.)
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.
AUDIO
OUTPUT
R
L
VIDEO
OUTPUT
2. Please check your antenna connections.
Press ENTER to move next step.
Front of
the recorder
3. Use v / V / b / B to select a audio system then
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.
4. 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.
5. Press ENTER while [Close] is highlighted to finish
setup.
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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.
4. Use v / V to select the second desired option.
Hookup and
Settings
Using the Home Menu
5. Press B to move to the third level.
6. Use v / V to select the desired setting then press
ENTER to confirm your selection.
Some items require additional steps.
7. Press RETURN (O) to exit the Setup menu.
4. To exit the HOME menu, press HOME.
Easy Menu
SETUP: Displays Setup menu.
Timer Record: Displays Timer Record menu.
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 38)
HDD DivX: Displays the [Movie List] menu for HDD.
(page 27)
DISC:
- Displays Title List menu for recordable disc.
(page 38)
- Displays [Movie List] menu for DivX disc.
(page 27)
- Plays Video CD or DVD-Video disc (page 23-26).
PHOTO (See page 29-30)
HDD: Displays [Photo List] menu for HDD.
DISC: Displays [Photo List] menu for disc.
MUSIC (See page 28)
HDD: Displays [Music List] menu for HDD.
DISC: Displays [Music List] (or Audio CD) menu for
disc.
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.
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.
1. Select the [Auto Programming] option.
2. Press B to move to the third level.
3. Use v / V to select a audio system then press B.
[Start] icon is highlighted.
4. 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].
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General Settings (Continued)
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.
[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.
[Audio] Changes the audio system (BG, I or
DK).
2. Choose [OK] then press ENTER to confirm the
setting and returns to the Program List menu.
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 42.
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.
5. Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit Program
List menu.
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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 [Decoder] 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.
AV2 Connection
Clock Set
You can connect a decoder or other device to the
AV2 DECODER jack on the back.
1. Select [Clock Set] option then press B.
2. 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.
[Decoder] Select [Decoder] if you connect the
recorder’s AV2 DECODER jack to a PAY-TV or
Canal Plus decoder.
[Other Device] Select [Other Device] if you connect
the recorder’s AV2 DECODER jack to a VCR or
similar recording device.
Hookup and
Settings
General Settings (Continued)
3. Press ENTER to confirm your setting.
Video output format
TV Aspect
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
Select the Video output format option according ro the
connection type of this unit
[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.
[RGB] When your TV is connected with the
SCART(RGB signal) jack on this unit.
[YPbPr] When your TV is connected with the
COMPONENT OUTPUT jack on this unit.
[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.
Power Save Mode
[16:9 Wide] Select this when connecting to a widescreen TV or TV with a wide mode function.
Progressive Scan
Progressive Scan Video provides the highest quality
pictures with less flickering.
If you are using the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks,
but are connecting the recorder to a standard (analog)
television, set Progressive Scan to [OFF].
If you are using the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks for
connection to a TV or monitor that is compatible with
a progressive scan signal, set Progressive Scan to
[ON].
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).
Note:
Progressive Scan will be disable in the setup menu
when the Video Output Format in the setup menu is
set to RGB.
Caution
Once the setting for Progressive Scan output is
entered, an image will only be visible on a
Progressive Scan compatible TV or monitor. If you set
Progressive Scan to [ON] in error, you must reset the
recorder. First, remove the disc in the recorder. Next,
press STOP (x) and hold it for five seconds before
releasing it. The video output will be restored to the
standard setting, and a picture will once again be
visible on a conventional analog TV or monitor.
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General Settings (Continued)
Audio Settings
Initialization
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.
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 [Initialization] 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 [OK] or [Cancel] then press
ENTER.
Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG
[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.
[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 DTS): If you select “OFF”, the DTS signal
is not output through the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack.
Language Settings
Sampling Frequency
Display Menu
Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen
display.
Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle
[Original] Refers to the original language in which
the disc was recorded.
[Others] To select another language, enter the
corresponding 4-digit number according to the
language code list in the reference chapter (see
page 50). If you enter the wrong language code,
press CLEAR.
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[OFF] (for Disc Subtitle) : Turn off Subtitle.
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.
Lock (Parental Control) Settings
Set Password
Hookup and
Settings
1. Select [Set Password] option then press B.
2. Follow step 2 as shown “Rating”.
To change the password, select the [Change],
press ENTER then input the current password
and input the new 4-digit code. Input it again to
verify. To delete the password, select the [Delete],
press ENTER then input the current password.
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, Set 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. Enter
it again to verify. If you make a mistake while
entering number, press CLEAR repeatedly to
delete numbers one by one then correct it.
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 [OK] 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 50.).
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.
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.
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Recording Settings
Disc Settings
Disc Format
Record Mode Set
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: 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 from
the Setup menu as below.
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.
Auto Chapter
When DVD or HDD recording, 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.
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 started.
If you want to use this function manually, see
“Timeshift” on page 34.
• [OFF] Use Timeshift function manually.
• [ON] Use Timeshift function automatically.
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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 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.
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 42.
Hookup and
Settings
Disc Settings (Continued)
Disc Protect
When recording in DVD+RW / +R disc or VR mode
formatted DVD-RW disc, set to [ON] to prevent
accidental recording, editing or deleting of the disc
loaded. If you need to unlock the disc to make edits,
select [OFF].
PBC
PBC stands for Playback Control and refers to special
menus and navigation features that are available on
some Video CDs.
[OFF] Video CDs are played the same way as Audio
CDs.
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.
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].
[ON] Video CDs are played according to the PBC, if
available.
DivX Registration Code
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 [Enter] 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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General Explanation of
On-Screen Display
This manual gives basic instructions for operating the
recorder. Some DVDs require specific operation or
allow only limited operation during playback. When
this occurs, the symbol
appears on the TV screen,
indicating that the operation is not permitted by the
recorder or is not available on the disc.
Displaying Information 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.
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 (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.
Indicates current audio
channel.
Indicates current date and time.
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[Title]: Current title (or track) number/total
number of titles (or tracks) (page 23, 25)
[Chapter]: Current chapter number/total number
of chapters (page 23)
[Time]: Elapsed playing time (page 25)
[Audio]: Selected audio language (DVD VIDEO
only) or audio channel (page 24)
[Subtitle]: Selected subtitle (page 24)
[Angle]: Selected angle/total number of angles
(page 25)
[Sound]: Selected sound mode (page 26)
Note:
If no button is pressed for 10 seconds, the on-screen
display disappears.
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 15).
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.
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.
HDD
DVD ALL
Playback
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 19).
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
Video CD, Audio CD, DivX; 3 steps
While the playback is paused, press SCAN (m or M)
repeatedly to play in slow motion.
HDD, DVD; 4 steps
Video CD; 4 steps (Forward only)
ZOOM
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
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General Playback Features (Continued)
Buttons
Operations
REPEAT
During playback, press REPEAT repeatedly to select a
desired repeat mode.
HDD, DVD, Video mode DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW
(Chapter/Title/Off)
VR mode DVD-RW (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 21.
If you press SKIP (>) once during Repeat Chapter
(Track) playback, the repeat playback cancels.
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.
Discs
HDD
ACD
DVD ALL VCD
MP3 WMA
HDD
ACD
DVD ALL
VCD
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
DivX
Press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly to hear a
different audio language, audio channel or encoding
method.
DVD
DivX
HDD
+RW
VCD
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
+R
SUBTITLE (
AUDIO (
)
)
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 12 for connection details.
Press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during playback
to hear a different audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or
RIGHT).
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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 21).
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.
Playback
If a menu screen is displayed DVD
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
This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which
simulates multi-channel audio playback from two
conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or
more speakers normally required to listen to multichannel audio from a home theater system.
1. Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The OnScreen Display appears on the TV screen.
2. Use v / V to select the Sound icon in the OnScreen Display.
3. Use b / B to select “3D SUR”.
To turn off the 3D Surround effect, select
“NORMAL”.
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.
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This recorder does not memorize settings of a disc,
if you press STOP twice or switch off the recorder
before commencing to play it.
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 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.
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.
3. Press v / V to select a folder, and press ENTER.
A list of files in the folder appears. If you are in a
file list and want to return to the Folder list, use the
v / V buttons on the remote to highlight
and
press ENTER.
4. If you want to view a particular file,
press v / V to highlight a file and press
PLAY (N).
You can use variable playback functions. Refer to
pages 23-26.
5. Press STOP (x) to stop the playback. The [Movie
List] menu appears.
To exit the menu screen, press RETURN (O).
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.
Note:
The DivX subtitle file name has to be identified with
the DivX file name to display by this unit.
[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 31)
[Move] Moves the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 32)
[Copy] Copies the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 32)
Playback
1. Press HOME then select [MOVIE] option.
DivX file requirement
Available resolution size: 720x576 (W x H) pixel
DivX file extensions: “.avi”, “.divx”
Playable DivX subtitle: “.smi”, “.srt”, “.ssa”,
“.sub (Micro DVD, Subviewer 1.0/2.0)”,
“.txt (TM player, DVD subtitle system)”
Playable Codec format:
“DIVX3.xx”, “DIVX4.xx”, “DIVX5.xx”
Playable Audio format: “AC3”, “MP3”
Sampling frequency:
within 8 - 48 kHz (MP3)
Bit rate:
within 8 - 320kbps (MP3)
CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET.
DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format)
Maximum Files/Folder: Less than 2000
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 there is impossible code to express in the DivX
file name, it may be displayed as “*” mark.
If the video and audio structure of recorded file is
not interleaved, returns to the menu screen.
This unit does not support the DivX file that is
recorded with GMC (Global Motion
Compensation).
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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 31)
[Move] Moves the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 32)
[Copy] Copies the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 32)
4. Use v/V to select a track then press PLAY (N).
Playback starts.
You can use variable playback functions. Refer to
pages 23-24.
Tips:
Press DISPLAY to view ID3-Tag information for
the MP3 file. If ID3-Tag information is not
present, [ID3 Tag: Not Checked] 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.
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 (x).
MP3/WMA audio file requirement
Tip:
You can create new folder. Select [New Album] option
on the Music-HDD menu then press ENTER.
“NONAME##” folder is created.
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/Folder:
Less than 2000
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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).
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.
[Open] Opens the folder and a list of files in the
folder appears
[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 31)
[Move] Moves the file(s) to another folder
(album) or media. (page 32)
[Copy] Copies the file(s) to another folder or
media. (page 32)
Playback
2. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER
to confirm your selection.
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 (x).
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/Folder:
Less than 2000
Notes on JPEG file
Progressive and lossless compression JPEG
image files are not supported.
Depending 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 29).
2. Press ENTER.
The Slide Show 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].
4. Select the [Start] option then press ENTER to start
the Slide Show.
5. Press STOP (x) 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).
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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.
Erasing a file(s)/folder(s) from the HDD
You can erase MP3/WMA, JPEG or DivX file(s)/
folder(s) on 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.
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)
Playback
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).
2. Press ENTER.
The menu options appear on the menu.
4. Select [Rename] option then press ENTER.
Keyboard menu appears.
To enter characters, see page 42.
3. Select [Delete] option then press ENTER.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
Use b / B to select [OK] 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.
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. Select [Move] option then press ENTER.
Move menu will appear.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional file (folders).
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.
3. You can select a album (folder) to move.
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.
4. Select [Move] option then press ENTER to begin
moving.
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.
Notes:
• If a folder’s depth is more than 5 level, the copy is
not available.
• If a file size is more than 2GB, the copy is not
available.
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Note:
If a file size is more than 2GB, the move is not
available.
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.
Notes:
The maximum number of titles that can be recorded
on the HDD is 255.
Using the HDD allows you to record a maximum of
10 hours continuously.
Notes for recording
Disc types and recording formats, modes,
and settings
This recorder can play various kinds of DVD discs:
pre-recorded DVD-Video discs, DVD-RW,
DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD+R discs. The disc format
for DVD-R, 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.
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.
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 20 (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.
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.
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 10 seconds.
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2
4
You can mark one in Timeshift mode. Press MARKER
at the desired point during Timeshift.
Press SEARCH to recall the marked scene.
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.
Timeshift (Pause, Live TV/Playback)
Operation HDD
1
Marker Search in Timeshift mode
2. Press z REC at the starting point of the section
you want to record.
Progress of the edit is indicated in red on the
Progress Bar.
3. Use pause step, search and slow-motion to find
the ending point.
4. Press z REC at the ending point of the section
you want to stop recording.
Normal playback continues.
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5. Repeat steps 1 and 4 to make several Clip
Records of a program.
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 23-26.
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 10 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.
If the HDD space is not sufficient while operating
TimeShift function, it will be stopped automatically.
Ensure the sufficient HDD space before using
TimeShift function.
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6. Press STOP (x) to stop Timeshift.
Confirm message will appear.
7. Use b / B to select [OK] then press ENTER. Or,
press STOP(x) 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.
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 [OK] then press ENTER.
The current broadcast is displayed on the screen.
Basic Recording from a TV
HDD
Instant Timer Recording
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.
Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a
recording easily of a preset length without using the
program timer.
Note:
This unit can record only a mono audio content from
the built-in tuner system.
1. Follow steps 1-2 as shown left (Basic Recording
from a TV).
1. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing
REC MODE repeatedly. (XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP)
2. Press z REC repeatedly to select the recording
time length.
2. Use PR/CH (+/-) buttons to select the TV channel
to record.
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.
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 z REC 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.
Recording
3. Press z REC once.
Recording will start. (The REC indicator lights in
the display window.)
To Extend the Recording Time
The recording time can be extended anytime by
pressing z REC.
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.
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.)
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.
2. Use v / V to select the [NEW] then press ENTER.
The [Timer Record] menu will appear.
Checking Timer Recording
Details
Programming can be checked whenever the recorder
is turned on.
[Media] The media option is not selectable.
[PR] Choose a memorized program number, or
one of the external inputs from which to record.
[Date] Choose a date up to 1 month in advance
or desired repeat (Monday ~ Friday, or Every
Sun~Sat).
[Start Time] Set the start time.
[End Time] Set the end time.
[Mode] Choose a record mode (XP, SP, LP, EP,
MLP or AT).
AT (Auto) mode determines how much disc time
is available and switches record mode, if
necessary, to complete recording the program.
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.
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. 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.
5. Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record List.
6. Make sure that you press POWER to switch your
unit to Standby.
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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.
4. Press z REC 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 35.
5. Press STOP (x) to stop recording.
Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not
record when:
There is no free space on the HDD.
Power is turned on.
There are already 255 titles recorded on the HDD.
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.
Note:
If your source is copy-protected using CopyGuard,
you will not be able to record it using this recorder.
See Copyright on page 46 for more details.
Simultaneous recording and
playback
Playback another title during recording
While the recording is in progress, you can playback a
source from other media at the same time.
1. Start recording.
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.
Recording
Timer Recording Troubleshooting
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.
Time Slip HDD
1. Make sure that the component you want to record
from is connected properly to the recorder. See
page 13-14.
2. Press AV/INPUT repeatedly to select the external
input to record from.
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
3. Select the recording mode as necessary by
pressing REC MODE repeatedly. (XP, SP, LP, EP
or MLP)
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.
Note:
Playback cannot be started until 3 seconds after
recording starts.
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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.
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.
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.
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 39.
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.
2. To exit the Title List menu, press RETURN (O)
repeatedly.
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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 chapters into one (page 44).
[Delete] Deletes the title or chapter. (page 41)
[Delete Part] Deletes a part of the Title (page 41).
[Divide] Divides a title into two (page 43).
[Dubbing] Copies the title to another media. (page 47)
[Full Play] Starts playback of the selected title
including the hidden chapters.
[Hide (Show)] Hides (or Shows) the selected title or
chapter. (page 45)
[Move] Moves a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist
menu to a position on the menu. (page 45)
[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 40)
[Protect] Protects accidental recording, editing or
deleting of the title. (page 45)
[Rename (Title Name)] Edits the title name. (page 42)
[Search]
- [Chapter]; Displays Chapter List of the Title.
- [Time]; Search time for you want start point
of the title. (page 42)
[Sort] Lists the programs on the Title List menu by
Date, Title, or Category. (page 43)
[Title] Displays Title List of the chapter.
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.
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.
Adding Chapter Markers
HDD
-RWVR
+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.
Note:
Chapter markers are inserted at regular intervals
automatically. You can change this interval from the
Initial Setup menu (see “Auto Chapter” on page 20).
Changing the Title Thumbnails
HDD
-RWVR
+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.
Editing
HDD, VR Mode: Original and
Playlist Editing
About word ‘Original’ and ‘Playlist’ -RWVR
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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Making a New Playlist
-RWVR
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 41).
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
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.
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
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.
1. Press MARKER.
A check mark appears on the title.
Press MARKER again to cancel the marked title.
3. Use play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
find the starting point.
2. Repeat step 1 to mark additional title.
You can add the titles up to 10 titles.
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.
2. Select [Delete] option from the options on the
menu.
5. Use play, pause step, search and slow-motion to
find the ending point.
Example: Title List (HDD)
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.
Editing
Selecting multiple titles on HDD
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 [OK] 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.
7. If you finish to edit, select [Done] icon then press
ENTER.
The confirm message for deleting will appear.
Use b / B to select [OK] 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 3 seconds long.
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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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
+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.
3. Enter a name for the title. Use b / B / v / V to
select a character then press ENTER to confirm
your selection.
2. Select [Time] option then press ENTER.
[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.
Tip:
Remote control buttons for entering a name
PLAY (N): Inserts a space at the cursor position.
X (PAUSE/STEP): Deletes the after character at
the cursor position.
x (STOP), CLEAR: Deletes the previous
character at the cursor position.
Current picture
. / >: Moves cursor to left or right.
Numbers (0-9): Enters the corresponding
character at the cursor position.
End time
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.
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.
Divide One Title Into Two
+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.
2. Use v/V to select [Sort] option then press ENTER.
Sort options appears.
3. Use v/V to select [Date], [Title] or [Category]
option then press ENTER.
After pressing ENTER, the sorted menu is
displayed.
3. Press ENTER.
Edit (Divide) menu appears. [Divide] option is
highlighted.
Current picture
The first title’s
thumbnail
Editing
The second title’s
thumbnail
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 4.
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.
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Combining Two Chapters Into
One HDD -RWVR +RW +R
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.
Example: Chapter List (HDD)
2. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER
to confirm your selection.
[Disc Format] Format the inserted disc.(page 21)
[Finalize] Finalize the inserted disc.(page 21)
[Unfinalize] Unfinalize the inserted disc.
(page 21)
[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 21)
[Protect] Use this to prevent accidental
recording, editing, deleting of the inserted
disc.(page 21)
[Unprotect] Release the protect function.
3. Press ENTER.
Notes:
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.
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-RWVR
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.
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
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
[Unprotect] option from the Title List menu options.
After doing that, you can edit and delete the title.
Editing
Moving a Playlist Chapter
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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Corporation, and is intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only, unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Dubbing
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 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 discs, and CPRM
recordings can only be played on players that are
specifically compatible with CPRM.
Copyright
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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
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 4x)
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
13.5 min. (4x)
DVD-R / DVD+R / DVD+RW
8x
13.5 min. (4x)
DVD-RW
6x
13.5 min. (4x)
DVD-R / DVD+R
DVD-RW / DVD+RW
4x
13.5 min. (4x)
DVD+R / DVD+RW
2.4x
22 min. (2.4x)
DVD-R / DVD-RW
2x
26.5 min. (2x)
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.
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 46 for more information on
Fast copying.)
4. When [Start] icon is highlighted, press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
4. When [Start] icon is highlighted, press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
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
26.5 minutes.
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 disc, the [Fast] mode is not available for
edited HDD title.
Dubbing
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 46 for more information on Fast
copying.
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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 copy will be made in the recording mode
(XP, SP, LP, EP or MLP) that is currently set.
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.
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).
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 21.
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.
3. To play back a title, select the title you want then
press ENTER or PLAY (N).
Reference
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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.
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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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
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.
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.
Reference
TV Control
Buttons
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Troubleshooting
Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service.
Cause
Symptom
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 16.
The picture or sound of
broadcasting channel is
weak or missing.
Antenna or cables are loose.
Tighten connections or replace cable.
No sound.
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Solution
No power.
Cannot record or did
not record successfully.
Timer recording is not
possible.
The remote control
does not work properly.
The disc was recorded in Video mode.
Finalize the disc. (page 21)
Some players will not play even a
finalized disc recorded in Video mode.
No solution.
The disc was recorded in VR mode,
The other player must be RW
compatible in order to play it.
Discs recorded with copy-once material
cannot be played on other players.
No solution.
The remaining blank space on the
disc is insufficient.
Use another disc.
The source you are trying to record is
copy protected.
You cannot record the source.
When setting the recording channel, the
channel is tuned on the TV’s own tuner.
Select the channel on the recorder’s
built-in TV tuner.
When recording to a Video mode disc,
programs that are copy-once
protected cannot be recorded.
Use a VR mode formatted disc for
copy-once material.
Clock in recorder is not set to correct
time.
Set clock to correct time. See “Clock
Set” on page 17.
Timer has been programmed
incorrectly.
Reprogram Timer. See “Timer
Recording” on page 36.
Timer record indicator light does not
appear after programming timer.
Reprogram Timer.
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...
...you can reset the recorder as follows:
seconds. This will force the unit to power off then
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.
Press and hold the POWER button for at least five
turn the unit back on.
Unplug the power cord, wait at least five seconds,
and then plug it in again.
Reference
Cannot play a disc
recorded using this
recorder on another
player.
Solution
Cause
Symptom
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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 285 mm (w x h x d) without foot
3.5 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 (RH265: 80GB, RH266: 160GB), DVD-ReWritable, DVD-Recordable,
DVD+ReWritable, DVD+Recordable
DVD (4.7GB): Approx. 1 hour (XP mode), 2 hours (SP mode),
4 hours (LP mode), 6 hours (EP mode), 11 hours (MLP mode)
HDD (RH265: 80GB, RH266: 160GB, MPEG2 Recording): Approx.
18/37 hours (XP mode),
37/75 hours (SP mode), 75/149 hours (LP mode),
112/223 hours (EP mode), 233/477 hours (MLP mode)
27MHz
MPEG 2 (VBR support)
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
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
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(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
0.5 V (p-p), 75 Ω, RCA jack x 1
2.0 Vrms (1 KHz, 0 dB), 600 Ω, RCA jack (L, R) x 1 / SCART x 2
Outputs
Audio output (digital audio)
Audio output (analog audio)
Accessory
Scart cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
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RF Coaxial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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.*
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SERIAL NO.*
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