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Premium Home Service
Dear valued customer,
Thank you for buying a Philips DVD Recorder.
Your product comes with the Philips ‘Premium Home Service’ warranty.
Should you require any assistance in operating your set, Philips offers you professional support via:
Philips Support Center website
www.philips.com/support
or
Philips Consumer Care Helpline *
where our trained representatives will guide you, step-by-step, to solve any issues you have.
If we are unable to provide a solution, Philips will be pleased to pick-up your DVD Recorder from your home; and provide a service
replacement set, within 10 days. That’s the Philips ‘Premium Home Service’ commitment to you. This service comes free-of-charge
(except for Consumer Care Helpline) and applies to all Philips DVD Recorders during the Philips warranty period.
For more information, please contact a representative via the Philips Consumer Care Helpline.
* Refer to the back page of this manual for the Philips Customer Care phone number in your country.
Please have with you the model number, serial number and purchase date of your product when contacting Philips Customer Care.
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Mains plug
This apparatus is fitted with an approved 13
Amp plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug
proceed as follows:
1 Remove fuse cover and fuse.
2 Fix new fuse which should be a BS1362
5 Amp, A.S.T.A. or BSI approved type.
3 Refit the fuse cover.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket
outlets, it should be cut off and an appropriate
plug fitted in its place.
If the mains plug contains a fuse, this should
have a value of 5 Amp. If a plug without a fuse
is used, the fuse at the distribution board
should not be greater than 5 Amp.
Note: The severed plug must be disposed off to
avoid a possible shock hazard should it be
inserted into a 13 Amp socket elsewhere.
How to connect a plug
The wires in the mains lead are coloured with
the following code: blue = neutral (N),
brown = live (L).
As these colours may not correspond with the
colour markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
– Connect the blue wire to the terminal
marked N or coloured black.
– Connect the brown wire to the terminal
marked L or coloured red.
– Do not connect either wire to the earth
terminal in the plug, marked E (or e) or
coloured green (or green and yellow).
Before replacing the plug cover, make certain
that the cord grip is clamped over the sheath of
the lead - not simply over the two wires.
DK
English
Important notes for users in U.K.
Advarsel: Usynlig laserstråling ved åbning
når sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af funktion.
Undgå utsættelse for stråling.
Bemærk: Netafbryderen er sekundært
indkoblet og ofbryder ikke strømmen fra
nettet. Den indbyggede netdel er derfor
tilsluttet til lysnettet så længe netstikket
sidder i stikkontakten.
S
Klass 1 laseraparat
Varning! Om apparaten används på annat
sätt än i denna bruksanvisning specificerats,
kan användaren utsättas för osynlig
laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för
laserklass 1.
Observera! Stömbrytaren är sekundärt
kopplad och bryter inte strömmen från
nätet. Den inbyggda nätdelen är därför
ansluten till elnätet så länge stickproppen
sitter i vägguttaget.
SF
Luokan 1 laserlaite
Varoitus! Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin
tässä käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla
saattaa altistaa käyttäjän
turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle
näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
Oikeus muutoksiin varataan. Laite ei saa
olla alttiina tippu-ja roiskevedelle.
Huom. Toiminnanvalitsin on kytketty
toisiopuolelle, eikä se kytke laitetta irti
sähköverkosta. Sisäänrakennettu verkko-osa
on kytkettynä sähköverkkoon aina silloin,
kun pistoke on pistorasiassa.
Copyright in the U.K.
Recording and playback of material may require
consent. See Copyright Act 1956 and The
Performer’s Protection Acts 1958 to 1972.
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CAUTION
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING
VED ÅBNING UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE
FOR STRÅLING
Italia
DICHIARAZIONE DI CONFORMITA’
Si dichiara che l’apparecchio DVDR5500,
Philips risponde alle prescrizioni dell’art. 2
comma 1 del D.M. 28 Agosto 1995 n. 548.
Fatto a Eindhoven
Philips Consumer Electronics
Philips, Glaslaan 2
5616 JB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
VARNING
SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG
LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR
ÖPPNAD BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN
VARO!
AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA
NÄKYVÄLLE JA NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE
LASER SÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO
SÄTEESEEN
VORSICHT
SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE
LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN
ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET NICHT DEM
STRAHL AUSSETZEN
Norge
Typeskilt finnes på apparatens underside.
Observer: Nettbryteren er sekundert
innkoplet. Den innebygde netdelen er
derfor ikke frakoplet nettet så lenge
apparatet er tilsluttet nettkontakten.
For å redusere faren for brann eller elektrisk
støt, skal apparatet ikke utsettes for regn eller
fuktighet.
ATTENTION
RAYONNEMENT LASER VISIBLE ET
INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE
EXPOSITION DANGEREUSE AU
FAISCEAU
This product complies with the radio
interference requirements of the
European Community.
This product complies with
the requirements of the
following directives and
guidelines: 73/23/EEC +
89/336/EEC + 93/68/EEC
Disposal of your old product
Your product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials
and components, which can be recycled and reused.
When this crossed-out wheeled bin symbol is attached to a product it
means the product is covered by the European Directive 2002/96/EC.
Please inform yourself about the local separate collection system for
electrical and electronic products.
Please act according to your local rules and do not dispose of your old products with
your normal household waste. The correct disposal of your old product will help
prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health.
LASER
Type
Wave length
Output Power
Beam divergence
Semiconductor laser
InGaAlP (DVD)
AIGaAs (CD)
658 nm (DVD)
90 nm (CD)
30 mW (DVD+RW write)
1.0 mW (DVD read)
1.0 mW (CD read)
84 degrees (DVD)
61 degrees (CD)
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This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected by US
patents. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorised by Macrovision,
and is intended for home and other limited viewing
uses only unless otherwise authorised by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly
is prohibited.
U.S. Patent Number 4,631,603; 4,819,098;
4,907,093; 5,315,448; and 6,516,132
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. “Dolby”, “Pro-Logic” and the
double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
Trade mark of the DVB Digital Video Broadcasting
Project (1991 to 1996)
HDMI, and HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
trademarks of HDMI licensing LLC.
DivX® Ultra Certified products: “DivX®, DivX®
Ultra Certified, and associated logos are
trademarks of DivX®, Inc. and are used under
license.
(For UK only)
Freeview™ and Logo™© DTV Services Ltd 2002.
All channels are subject to coverage and may be
changed from time to time. An aerial upgrade may be
required. The channel logos are trademarks and
copyright of their respective owners. Check
Freeview™ coverage in your area, text your
postcode to 83331* or go to www.freeview.co.uk
(*standard network charges apply). Freeview™ is
marketed by DTV Services Limited trading as
DTVSL, registered number 4435179.
SHOWVIEW® is a registered trademark of Gemstar
Development Corporation. The SHOWVIEW®
system is manufactured under license from
Gemstar Development Corporation.
VIDEO Plus+® and PlusCode are registered
trademarks of Gemstar Development
Corporation. The VIDEO Plus+® system is
manufactured under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
‘CONSUMERS SHOULD NOTE THAT NOT ALL HIGH
DEFINITION TELEVISION SETS ARE FULLY
COMPATIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT AND MAY CAUSE
ARTIFACTS TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURE. IN
CASE OF 525 OR 625 PROGRESSIVE SCAN PICTURE
PROBLEMS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE USER
SWITCH THE CONNECTION TO THE ‘STANDARD
DEFINITION’ OUTPUT. IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS
REGARDING OUR TV SET COMPATIBILITY WITH THIS
MODEL 525p AND 625p DVD PLAYER, PLEASE
CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.’
For Customer Use:
Read carefully the information located at the
bottom or rear of your DVD Recorder and
enter below the Serial No. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No. DVDR RECORDER
DVDR5500
Serial No. _______________
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Table of Contents
English
General
Care and Safety Information .......................................................................................... 8
Setup precautions.................................................................................................................................................8
Cleaning discs ........................................................................................................................................................8
About recycling .....................................................................................................................................................8
Product Information ........................................................................................................ 9
Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................9
Accessories supplied ...........................................................................................................................................9
Region codes..........................................................................................................................................................9
Copyright notice ...................................................................................................................................................9
Special features ...................................................................................................................................................10
Product Overview
Main Unit ......................................................................................................................... 11
Remote Control .............................................................................................................. 12
Using the remote control ...............................................................................................................................14
Connections
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections ............................................................................ 15
Connecting the antenna cables ......................................................................................................................15
Connecting the video cable .............................................................................................................................16
Connecting the audio cables ...........................................................................................................................19
Step 2: Optional Connections .......................................................................................20
Connecting to a Cable Box or Satellite Receiver .................................................................................... 20
Connecting to a VCR or other similar device............................................................................................21
Connecting to a VCR and Cable Box/Satellite Receiver ........................................................................ 22
Connecting to a camcorder ............................................................................................................................23
Step 3: Installation and Set-up...................................................................................... 24
Watch TV
View TV Programmes .................................................................................................... 26
Viewing live TV....................................................................................................................................................26
Watching digital TV/ radio broadcast ...........................................................................................................26
Main Menu
Using the TV Guide – UK Only ......................................................................................................................... 27
Viewing digital text service – MHEG ...........................................................................................................27
Using the TV guide.............................................................................................................................................27
Using the Home menu ................................................................................................... 29
About the Home menu.....................................................................................................................................29
Recording
Before Recording ............................................................................................................ 30
Recording media ................................................................................................................................................ 30
Default recording settings ...............................................................................................................................31
Recording settings.......................................................................................................................................32
Record TV Programmes ................................................................................................ 33
Record current TV programme .....................................................................................................................33
About timer recording......................................................................................................................................33
Timer recording (For UK only) ..................................................................................................... 34
Timer recording - SHOWVIEW ® System .........................................................................................................36
Timer recording - Schedule manually ...........................................................................................................37
Changing/ Deleting a scheduled recording................................................................................................. 38
Record from external devices ....................................................................................... 39
Recording from an external device (Camcorder/VCR/DVD player) ...................................................39
Recording from a DV Camcorder ................................................................................................................ 40
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Playback
Playback from USB device ............................................................................................ 41
Playback from Disc ......................................................................................................... 42
Playable discs .......................................................................................................................................................42
Starting disc playback ........................................................................................................................................42
English
Table of Contents
Additional Playback Features ....................................................................................... 47
Selecting another title/chapter/ track...........................................................................................................47
Searching forwards/ backwards .....................................................................................................................47
Pausing playback/ slow motion play ..............................................................................................................47
Scan disc ............................................................................................................................................................... 48
Shuffle play .......................................................................................................................................................... 48
Repeat play .......................................................................................................................................................... 48
Repeating a specific segment (A-B) .............................................................................................................. 48
Using the Toolbar options ...............................................................................................................................49
Edit Recordings
Edit Recordings ............................................................................................................... 51
About editing recordable DVDs ....................................................................................................................51
Changing the disc/title name ...........................................................................................................................52
Making the edited DVD±RW compatible ...................................................................................................52
Deleting all recordings/titles ...........................................................................................................................52
Finalising the DVD±R for playback ................................................................................................................53
Deleting a recording/title .................................................................................................................................53
Lock/Unlock the disc for playback ............................................................................................................... 54
Protecting the recorded titles (DVD±RW)............................................................................................... 54
Video editing ........................................................................................................................................................55
System Settings
System Menu Options .................................................................................................... 57
System menu navigation ...................................................................................................................................57
Language settings ........................................................................................................................................58
Playback settings..........................................................................................................................................59
Video output settings.................................................................................................................................61
Audio output settings ................................................................................................................................62
Tuner settings.............................................................................................................................................. 64
Setup settings ...............................................................................................................................................67
Other Information
Other Information .......................................................................................................... 69
Setting up Progressive Scan feature ..............................................................................................................69
Installing the latest software ...........................................................................................................................70
Frequently Asked Questions ......................................................................................... 71
Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................. 74
Display panel symbols/messages ..................................................................................80
Glossary............................................................................................................................ 82
Specifications .................................................................................................................. 84
TV System Guide ............................................................................................................86
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Care and Safety Information
English
CAUTION!
This unit does not contain any user
serviceable parts. Please leave all
maintenance work to qualified
personnel.
Setup precautions
Finding a suitable location
– Place the set on a flat, hard and stable
surface. Do not place the set on a carpet.
– Do not place the set on top of other
equipment that might heat it up (e.g.,
receiver or amplifier).
– Do not put anything under the set
(e.g., CDs, magazines).
– Install this unit near the AC outlet and
where the AC power plug can be
reached easily.
Space for ventilation
– Place the apparatus in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent internal
heat build up. Allow at least 10 cm (4”)
clearance from the rear and top of the
set and 5cm (2”) from the left and right
to prevent overheating.
5cm
10cm
10cm
Cleaning discs
CAUTION!
Risk of damage to discs! Never use
solvents such as benzene, thinner,
cleaners available commercially, or
antistatic sprays intended for discs.
Wipe the disc with a micro fibre cleaning
cloth from the centre to the edge in a
straight line movement.
About recycling
These operating instructions have been
printed on non-polluting paper. This
electronic equipment contains a large
number of materials that can be recycled.
If you are disposing of an old machine,
please take it to a recycling centre. Please
observe the local regulations regarding
disposal of packaging materials, exhausted
batteries, and old equipment.
5cm
Avoid high temperature, moisture,
water and dust
– Apparatus must not be exposed to
dripping or splashing.
– Do not place any object or items that
can damage the apparatus (e.g., liquid
filled objects, lighted candles).
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Introduction
Accessories supplied
This DVD Recorder is equipped with an
analogue-digital terrestrial tuner (DVB-T
- Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial)
to receive free-to-air analogue and digital
terrestrial TV. It allows you to receive
current analogue TV broadcasts and new
digital broadcasts.
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You can record your favourite TV
programmes to a recordable DVD for
safekeeping or view them on another
DVD player.
Region codes
For users in UK, this recorder features a
free on-screen Electronic Programme
Guide (EPG) that conveniently provides
you with an up-to-date overview of all TV
programmes that are currently being
broadcast on the digital TV channels.
Before you can start using this recorder,
you must complete the basic connection
and initial recorder set-up in three simple
steps.
English
Product Information
Quick Start Guide
RF antenna cable
Scart cable
HDMI cable
Remote control and batteries
DVD movies are usually not released at
the same time in all regions of the world,
thus all DVD players/recorders are
programmed to a specific region code.
This device will only play
Region 2 DVDs or DVDs
manufactured to be played in all
regions ‘ALL’. DVDs from
other regions cannot be played
on this recorder.
ALL
2
Step 1: Basic recorder connections
Copyright notice
Step 2: Optional connections for
other devices
The making of unauthorised copies of
copy-protected material, including
computer programmes, files, broadcasts
and sound recordings, may be an
infringement of copyrights and constitute
a criminal offence. This equipment should
not be used for such purposes.
Step 3: Installation and set-up
Please take time to read this user manual
before using your recorder. It contains
important information and notes
regarding the operation of your DVD
recorder.
Helpful Hint:
– Refer to the type plate at the rear or
bottom of the product for identification and
supply ratings.
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Product Information (continued)
English
Special features
Analogue-Digital tuner
This product is equipped with a hybrid
analogue-digital tuner. It features
analogue TV reception, digital terrestrial
TV and DVB-T Radio reception. To
select between the three modes, simply
press the LIVE TV button repeatedly.
Analogue TV Digital TV DVB-T Radio
TV Guide (For UK only)
The TV Guide lists all the digital TV
programme information for the upcoming
seven days. You can also use it to
schedule recordings.
i.LINK
i.LINK, also known as ‘FireWire’ or ‘IEEE
1394’, is a digital connection for
connecting your camcorder to enable
you to make high quality copies of your
camcorder videos. The connector can be
found behind the front flap door.
This is a simple programming system for
recorders. To use it, enter the
programming number associated with
your television programme. You can find
this number in your favourite listings
magazine.
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a
b
c
d
e
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English
Main Unit
h
ij
a STANDBY-ON
– Turns the recorder on or to standby
mode.
b Disc tray
c OPEN/CLOSE ç
– Opens or closes the disc tray.
d Display panel
– Shows information about the current
status of the recorder.
e PLAY/PAUSE u
– Starts or pauses playback of any recorded
disc.
f
– Starts recording the currently viewed TV
programme. Press repeatedly to set the
recording length in 30 minute increments.
– Lights up while recording is in progress.
g.>
Sockets behind the flap
Flip down the door as indicated by the
OPEN label at the right hand corner.
h CAM1
– Use VIDEO connector for VHS/Video8
camcorders/video recorders.
Alternatively,
– Use S-VIDEO connector for SVHS/Hi8
camcorders/video recorders.
– For audio connections, use L-AUDIO-R
sockets.
i CAM2 (DV IN)
– Connector for digital camcorders (also
known as FireWire or IEEE1394).
j USB
– Connector for USB flash drive or digital
camera.
* Not all brands and models of digital cameras
are supported, except for those compliant
with the PTP standard.
– Skips to the previous or next chapter/
track. Hold down the button to make a
reverse/forward search.
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Remote Control
English
e OPTIONS
– Enters/ exits the Options menu.
1
2
3
4
f
: Cursor buttons for moving to the
left/right.
: Cursor buttons for moving
up/ down.
5
g OK
6
– Confirms an entry or selection.
7
h HOME
8
– Enters/exits the recorder’s Home menu.
9
i PREV í/ NEXTë
10
– Skips to the previous or next chapter/
track.
11
j TIMER
– Enters/ exits the timer recording menu.
OR
12
13
14
VIDEO Plus+/ TV Guide (For UK only)
– Enters/exits the on-screen TV Guide
menu and PlusCode menu.
k P +– In live TV or camcorder mode, selects
the next or previous TV channel or the
external input source (CAM1, EXT1 or
EXT2).
a2
– Turns the recorder on or switch to
standby mode.
b USB
– Shows the content of the USB device.
c OPEN/CLOSE ç
– Opens/closes the disc tray.
d Colour coded buttons
– These buttons can be used to select the
coloured options available in some
menus.
l AUDIO
– Selects an audio language/ channel.
m SCART
(only effective when your TV is connected to
EXT1 of your recorder with the Scart cable).
– Switches to the device that is connected
to the EXT2 Scart connector on your
recorder. If no device is connected to
EXT2, it will switch to TV mode instead.
To switch back to recorder mode, press
this button again.
n EDIT
– Enters/exits the disc editing menu.
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o CAM
– Access the camcorder mode for
camcorder recording.
– In camcorder mode, press P+/repeatedly to select the required input
source (CAM1, CAM2, EXT1 or EXT2).
p LIVE TV
– Switches to Tuner mode.
– Press repeatedly to switch between
analogue TV, digital TV, digital radio
(DVB-T radio).
q DISC
English
Remote Control (continued)
15
16
17
18
19
– Shows the content of the disc.
20
r BACK
– Returns to the previous menu.
21
s REW m / FFW M
– Fast reverse or fast forward search.
22
t PLAY/PAUSE u
23
– Starts or pauses playback of any recorded
disc.
24
25
STOP
– Stops playback/ recording.
REC
– Starts recording the currently viewed TV
programme. Press repeatedly to set the
recording length in 30-minute increments.
u TV VOL +-
w SUBTITLE
– Selects a DVD subtitle language.
– Adjusts the volume of the TV (for Philips
TVs with compatible brands only).
x INFO
v Alphanumeric keypad
– Use to enter numbers or letters (using
SMS style entry).
– Selects a chapter/track/title number to
play.
– Selects the recorder’s preset tuner
channel.
y SHOWVIEW
– Displays on-screen information.
– Enters/exits the SHOWVIEW® menu.
OR
TEXT (interactive teletext - for UK only).
– Enters/ exits the MHEG service.
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Remote Control (continued)
English
Using the remote control
CAUTION!
– Remove batteries if they are
exhausted or if the remote control
is not to be used for a long time.
– Do not mix batteries (old and new
or carbon and alkaline, etc.).
– Batteries contain chemical
substances, they should be disposed
of properly.
Using the alphanumeric keypad to
enter the characters
A Open the battery compartment.
B Insert two batteries type R03 or AAA,
following the indications (+-) inside
the compartment.
C Close the cover.
D Point the remote control directly at the
remote sensor on the front panel and
select the desired function.
– Press a number button repeatedly until
the required character or the number
appears.
– To enter special symbols, press button
{1} repeatedly.
– To enter a space, press button {0} or
.
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Cable
English
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections
Satellite Antenna
ANTENNA
TO TV
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
TO TV
VIDEO
(CVBS)
Y
L
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
R
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
TV
S-VIDEO IN
Connecting the antenna
cables
These connections enable you to watch
and record TV programmes using this
recorder. If the antenna signal is
connected via a Cable Box or Satellite
Receiver, ensure that these devices are
turned on in order to watch or record
the cable programmes.
This recorder is equipped with a hybrid
analogue-digital tuner for TV reception.
You can connect your indoor digital
terrestrial antenna to receive digital TV
broadcast.
A Connect the existing Antenna/ Cable TV
signal (or from the Cable Box/Satellite
Receiver {RF OUT or TO TV}) to the
ANTENNA-IN
socket on the
recorder.
B Connect the supplied RF antenna cable
from the ANTENNA TO TV
socket on the recorder to the antenna
input socket (or labelled as VHF/UHF RF
IN) on your TV.
Helpful Hint:
– Depending on how you have currently
connected your TV channel (directly from an
off-air antenna or cable box or VCR), you’ll
have to disconnect some of the cables before
you make the antenna connection.
If you want to connect to a VCR
and/or a separate Cable Box/
Satellite Receiver, read chapter “Step
2: Optional Connections” for details.
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Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
English
ANTENNA
TO TV
Y
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
TO TV
VIDEO
(CVBS)
L
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
R
VIDEO OUT
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
Option 3
Option 1
Option 2
OR
OR
S-VIDEO IN
TV
Connecting the video cable
This connection enables you to view the
playback from this recorder. You only
need to choose one of the options below
to make your video connection.
– For a standard TV, follow options
1, 2 or 3.
– For a progressive scan TV, follow
option 4.
– For a HDMI TV, follow option 5.
Helpful Hint:
– Audio connection is required if you are
using the Y Pb Pr, S-VIDEO or CVBS socket
to connect your TV. Read chapter
“Connecting the audio cables” for details.
Option 1: Using the Scart socket
Connect the scart cable from the EXT1
TO TV socket on the recorder to the
corresponding SCART input socket on
the TV.
Helpful Hint:
– Use the EXT2 TO VCR/SAT socket to
connect the recorder to additional device.
Option 2: Using the S-Video socket
Connect an S-video cable (not supplied)
from the S-VIDEO (Y/C) socket on the
recorder to the S-Video input socket
(usually labelled as Y/C or S-VHS) on the
TV.
Option 3: Using the Video (CVBS)
socket
Connect a composite video cable (yellow not supplied) from the VIDEO (CVBS)
socket on the recorder to the video input
socket (usually labelled as A/V In, Video In,
Composite or Baseband) on the TV.
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English
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
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Y
PR
EXT 2
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
TO TV
VIDEO
(CVBS)
L
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
R
MAINS
PB
VIDEO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
AUDIO OUT
Option 4
Option 4
S-VIDEO IN
TV
Option 4: Using Component
video socket / Connecting to a
Progressive Scan TV
If your TV accepts progressive scan
signals, connect the recorder to your TV
using the component video sockets in
order to enjoy the progressive scan
feature.
Connect the component video cables
(red/ blue/green - not supplied) from the
Y PB PR sockets on the recorder to the
corresponding component video input
sockets (usually labelled as Y Pb/Cb Pr/Cr
or YUV) on the TV.
Note:
To enable Y Pb Pr (YUV) connection, you
must set the recorder’s video output
correctly. To access the recorder’s
settings for the first time, basic video
connection (Scart, S-Video or CVBS) is
required.
A Connect this recorder to your TV using
Scart, S-Video or Video (CVBS)
connection.
B Complete chapters “Step 2: Optional
Connections” and “Step 3: Installation
and Set-up” in this user manual, then
change the video output setting as
follows:
1) Press HOME.
2) Select { Settings } > { Video
output } > { Active video output }
> { Comp. video (YUV) } and press
OK to confirm.
To activate Progressive Scan output, read
chapter “Other information - Setting up
Progressive Scan feature” for details.
C Switch your TV to the correct viewing
channel for this connection.
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Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
English
Option 5
ANTENNA
TO TV
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
TO TV
VIDEO
(CVBS)
Y
L
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
Option 5: Connecting to a HDMIcompatible TV
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia
Interface) is a digital interface that
supports both audio and video
transmission on a single cable. Thus, there
is no loss of audio and video quality.
Connect a HDMI cable from the HDMI
OUT on this recorder to the HDMI IN
on a HDMI-compatible device (e.g.,
HDMI TV, HDCP compliant DVI TV).
Helpful Hints:
– Some HDMI TVs/ monitors from different
manufacturers may adhere to different
standards resulting in unreliable signal
transfers.
– The HDMI connector is only compatible
with HDMI compliant devices and DVI-TVs.
VIDEO OUT
R
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
Note:
To enable HDMI connection, you must
set the recorder’s video output correctly.
To access the recorder’s settings for the
first time, basic video connection (Scart,
S-Video or CVBS) is required.
A Connect this recorder to your TV using
Scart, S-Video or Video (CVBS)
connection.
B Complete chapters “Step 2: Optional
Connections” and “Step 3: Installation
and Set-up” in this user manual, then
change the video output setting as
follows:
1) Press HOME.
2) Select { Settings } > { Video
output } > { Active video output }
> { HDMI output } and press OK to
confirm.
C Switch your TV to the correct viewing
channel for this connection.
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English
Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections (continued)
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ANTENNA
TO TV
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
VIDEO
(CVBS)
TO TV
Y
L
M
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
R
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
OR
AUDIO IN
TV
DIGITAL IN
Connecting the audio cables
This connection enables you to listen to
the playback from this recorder.
However, this connection is not required
if this recorder is connected to the TV
using the Scart or HDMI connector.
Option 1: Using the analogue audio
sockets
You can connect the recorder to a two
channel stereo system (mini system, TV)
or receiver in order to enjoy the stereo
sound system.
Connect an audio cable (red/white - not
supplied) from the AUDIO L/R sockets
to the audio input sockets of the
connected device.
Option 2: Using the digital audio
socket
You can connect the recorder to an AV
amplifier/receiver in order to enjoy
multichannel surround sound.
Connect a coaxial cable (not supplied)
from the COAXIAL (DIGITAL OUT)
socket to the digital coaxial input socket
(or labelled as COAXIAL IN or DIGITAL
IN) of the connected device.
Helpful Hint:
– You have to select the appropriate Digital
Audio Output setting. Alternatively, no sound
or interference may occur. Read chapter
“System Menu Options - Audio output
settings” for details.
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Step 2: Optional Connections
English
Cable Box / Satellite Receiver
Cable
Satellite
A
Antenna
C
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ANTENNA
TO TV
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
TO TV
VIDEO
(CVBS)
Y
L
MAINS
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
R
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
B
S-VIDEO IN
TV
Connecting to a Cable Box or
Satellite Receiver
Option 1
If your Cable Box/Satellite Receiver
has only an antenna output socket
(RF OUT or TO TV),
read chapter “Step 1: Basic Recorder
Connections - Connecting the antenna
cables” for details.
Option 2 (as shown on the above illustration)
If your Cable Box/Satellite Receiver
has a Scart output socket
A Keep the existing antenna connection
from the Cable Box/Satellite Receiver to
your TV.
B Connect the scart cable from the EXT1
TO TV socket on the recorder to the
corresponding SCART input socket on
the TV.
C Connect another scart cable from the
EXT2 TO VCR/SAT socket on the
recorder to the Scart output socket
(usually labelled as TV OUT or TO TV)
on the Cable Box/ Satellite Receiver.
Helpful Hint:
– If your TV is connected to the recorder via
the COMPONENT VIDEO (Y Pb Pr) sockets,
connect the external cable box/satellite
receiver to the EXT1 TO TV socket.
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Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
VHF/UHF
RF IN
Cable
English
Back of a VCR (example only)
SCART IN
SCART OUT
Satellite Antenna
VHF/UHF
RF OUT
A
D
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ANTENNA
TO TV
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
VIDEO
(CVBS)
TO TV
Y
L
MAINS
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
R
AUDIO OUT
COAXIAL
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
C
B
S-VIDEO IN
TV
Connecting to a VCR or
other similar device
This connection allows you to record
from a video tape to a DVD recordable
disc. It also allows the VCR to be used
for playback if the recorder is turned off.
IMPORTANT!
Your new recorder can replace the
VCR for all your recording needs.
Just unplug all the connections to
your VCR.
A Connect the existing Antenna/Satellite
Receiver/Cable TV signal (usually labelled
as RF OUT or TO TV) to the
ANTENNA IN
socket on the
recorder.
C Connect the scart cable from the EXT1
TO TV socket on the recorder to the
corresponding SCART input socket on
the TV.
D Connect another scart cable from the
EXT2 TO VCR/SAT socket on the
recorder to the Scart output socket
(usually labelled as TV OUT or TO TV)
on the VCR.
Helpful Hints:
– Most commercial video cassettes and
DVDs are copy-protected and therefore
cannot be recorded.
– Connect the recorder directly to the TV. If
there is a VCR or an additional device in
between, the picture quality may be poor
because of the copy protection system built
into this recorder.
B Connect the supplied RF antenna cable
from the ANTENNA TO TV
socket on the recorder to the antenna
input socket (usually labelled as VHF/UHF
RF IN) on your TV.
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Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
English
Back of a Satellite Box
(example only)
F
Back of a VCR
(example only)
Cable
VHF/UHF
RF IN
Satellite
SCART IN
SCART OUT
A
VHF/UHF
RF OUT
Antenna
E
B
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ANTENNA
TO TV
PR
EXT 2
IN
TO VCR/SAT
EXT 1
TO TV
VIDEO
(CVBS)
Y
L
MAINS
PB
S-VIDEO
(Y/C)
HDMI OUT
VIDEO OUT
R
COAXIAL
AUDIO OUT
COMPONENT
(DIGITAL OUT) VIDEO OUT
D
C
S-VIDEO IN
TV
Connecting to a VCR and
Cable Box/Satellite Receiver
A Keep the existing antenna connection to
the Cable Box/Satellite Receiver.
B Connect the supplied RF antenna cable
from the antenna output (RF OUT)
socket on the Cable Box/Satellite
Receiver to the ANTENNA IN
socket on the recorder.
C Connect another RF antenna cable from
the ANTENNA TO TV
socket on
the recorder to the antenna input socket
on the TV.
D Connect the scart cable from the
EXT1 TO TV socket on the recorder
to the corresponding SCART input
socket on the TV.
E Connect another scart cable from the
EXT2 TO VCR/SAT socket on the
recorder to the SCART output socket
(usually labelled as TV OUT or TO TV)
on the VCR.
F Connect another scart cable from the
Scart input socket (usually labelled as TV
IN or TO DECODER) on the VCR to
the SCART output socket (usually
labelled as TV OUT or TO VCR) on the
Cable Box/ Satellite Receiver.
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English
Step 2: Optional Connections (continued)
A
OR
Connecting to a camcorder
You can use the front sockets to copy
camcorder recordings. These sockets are
located behind the flap on the right hand
side which provides convenient
connections.
Option 1: Using the DV IN socket
Use this connection if you have a Digital
Video or Digital 8 camcorder. The DV
socket conforms to the i.LINK standard.
It provides the best picture quality.
Use an i.LINK 4-pin cable (not supplied)
from the DV IN socket on the recorder
to the appropriate DV OUT socket on
the camcorder.
Press CAM on the remote control to
select ‘CAM2’ when using this input
source.
Helpful Hint:
– It is not possible to record from this
recorder to your camcorder via the DV IN
socket on your recorder.
B
Option 2: Using the S-VIDEO In or
VIDEO In socket
Use the S-VIDEO connection if you have a
Hi8 or S-VHS(C) camcorder.
Alternatively, use the VIDEO connection if
your camcorder has only a single video
output (Composite Video, CVBS).
A Connect the S-VIDEO or VIDEO
socket on the front panel of the recorder
to the corresponding S-VHS or Video
output socket on the camcorder.
Press CAM on the remote control.
Press P+/- to select ‘CAM1’ as the
required input source.
B Use an audio cable (red/white - not
supplied) to connect the L-AUDIO-R
sockets on the front panel of the
recorder to the audio output socket on
the camcorder.
Helpful Hint:
– If you connect your camcorder to the scart
socket at the rear of this recorder, select
{ EXT1 } or { EXT2 } as the input source.
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Step 3: Installation and Set-up
English
The installation menu will appear the very
first time you turn on this recorder.
These settings will help you set up the
basic recorder features easily, including
TV programme installation and language
settings.
IMPORTANT!
Complete the installation settings
before inserting a disc for playback
or recording. The disc tray will not
open until the initial installation is
completed.
C The Country Selection screen appears on
the TV. Move the selection bar to the
country you live in and press OK to
confirm.
This setting is important for automatic
installation of TV channels in your area.
Country Selection
Country selection is
important for TV channels
search.
F France
D Germany
A Austria
I Italy
NL Nederlands
B Belgium
E Spainr
L Luxemborg
Previous
A Turn on the TV.
Your TV should show the recorder’s
initial installation screen now - { Menu
Language } screen.
Alternatively, select the correct video
input on your TV. Refer to your TV’s
user manual on how to select the correct
video input on your TV.
Note: Ensure that you have made all required
connections to the recorder and turned on
the AC power. The recorder will be turned on
automatically. Alternatively, press
STANDBY-ON 2 to turn it on.
Next
Note: Press the Red button on the remote
control to return to the previous screen. Or,
press the Green button to proceed to the
next installation step.
D The TV shape screen appears on the TV.
Select the appropriate TV shape in the
way you want the wide-screen movies to
be displayed and press OK to confirm.
Select TV shape in the way
you want full-screen movies
to be displayed on your TV.
TV Shape
4:3 Letterbox
4:3 Panscan
16:9 Widescreen
Menu Language
English
Français
Deutsch
Nederlands
Italiano
Previous
Next
Español
Next
4:3 PanScan (PS)
B Use
keys on the remote control to
select the desired on-screen display
language and press OK to confirm.
4:3 LetterBox (LB)
16:9 (Widescreen)
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E The Channel Search screen appears on
the TV. Press OK to start auto channel
search.
The recorder will start the analogue
channel search, followed by digital
channel search (TV and radio).
Auto channel search installs
Analog and Digital channels.
Antenna needs to be
connected.
Channel Search
G The Time entry screen appears. Use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 or
keys to enter the correct time, then
press OK to confirm.
Time setting is required for
making recordings. Time
format is 24h (hh:mm)
Time
00 : 00
Start Auto search
Previous
Previous
English
Step 3: Installation and Set-up (continued)
Skip
Note: Ensure that you have successfully made
all required connections to this recorder, the
TV and Satellite Receiver/Cable Box (if any)
and turned them on. The channel search will
detect the signals and save all the available
programme channels.
Next
H The Date entry screen appears. Use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 or
keys to enter the correct date, then
press OK to confirm.
Date setting is required for
making recordings. Please
make sure it is correct.
Date
01 01 2007
Analogue Channel Search
Searching channels.
This may take a few minutes. Please wait
Analogue TV channels found: 03
Channel search completed.
Analogue TV channels found: 07
F After the channel search is finished, the
number of found and stored channels
appears (analogue TV, digital TV and
digital radio). Press OK to continue.
Previous
Next
I The installation is now completed. Press
OK on the remote control to exit the
screen.
Installation Complete
You have successfully completed the installation
of your recorder.
System is now ready for use.
Previous
Done
The DVD recorder is now ready for
use.
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View TV Programmes
English
Viewing live TV
Watching digital TV/ radio
broadcast
u
A Turn on the TV. Switch the TV to the
correct input for viewing the recorder’s
playback.
B Press STANDBY-ON 2 to turn on
this recorder.
C Press LIVE TV repeatedly to toggle
between analogue tuner (AXXX), digital
tuner (DXXX) and digital radio tuner
(RXXX).
‘X’ denotes the channel number.
D Press P +/- to select a desired
TV/radio channel of the selected tuner.
This DVD recorder can receive
free-to-air DVB-T (Digital Video
Broadcast-Terrestrial) and radio stations.
As new services are added over time,
conduct regular updates to install new
channels. Read chapter “System Menu
Options - Tuner settings – { Digital
Install }” for details.
A Press LIVE TV repeatedly to switch to a
digital TV or radio channel.
B Press P +/- to select a desired
channel of the selected tuner.
C While watching digital TV/radio
broadcast, the following options are
available:
Change the subtitle/audio language
This operation works only for broadcasts
with multiple subtitle/audio languages.
Press AUDIO or SUBTITLE on the
remote control.
Display the programme information
(For UK only)
A Press INFO on the remote control to
display programme information screen.
Now/Next
B Press the Blue button for { Now/
Next }.
The display shows an information box
showing the description of the current
programmes.
C To view the next day programme, press
the Blue button for { Next }.
To return to the previous page, press the
Red button for { Back }.
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Viewing digital text service
– MHEG
Many digital TV channels broadcast
information via their text service. This
digital service includes high quality digital
text and graphics along with advanced
navigation options.
MHEG can only be activated if no
subtitles are shown on the screen.
Using the TV guide
The TV guide is an easy-to-use on-screen
programme guide that lists all the digital
TV programmes available in your area.
The information is sent together with
your TV signal and updated automatically
daily.
English
Using the TV Guide – UK Only
Note:
This feature is only available in the United
Kingdom.
Before you start...
Ensure the subtitle option is turned off.
A Press LIVE TV repeatedly until ‘DXXX’
appears at the top of the screen.
B Press TEXT or the Red button on the
remote control.
C Once the text information is displayed,
you can use the
keys, coloured
coded buttons, and/ or the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 on the
remote control to access the required
information.
The appearance, content and
navigation methods of all digital text
services are determined by the
broadcaster.
A Press TV guide on the remote control.
B To exit, press TV guide.
D Press TEXT again to exit.
Helpful Hint:
– Not all TV channels transmit interactive
television applications at all times.
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Using the TV Guide – UK Only (continued)
English
Display TV programme information
The ‘What’s on’ list displays what is
currently broadcasting on TV and
upcoming TV programmes. You can view
up to 7 (seven) days of TV programmes.
To watch the current broadcast TV
programme
Press OK.
To view the TV listings for the next
day
Press M.
Press m to move to the previous day.
TV Guide
Sat 15 Jul 19:25
What’s on
What’s On
D001 BBC 1
D002 BBC 2
D003 BBC World
D004 Splash ch.
D005 Parliament
D006 BBC News
D006 Eurosport
D006 Ch. Six
D006 Varlo
D006 Wallmart
Record
Next
19:00 The Dobsons
19:00 The Culture
19:00 The 7 O’ Clock
No Information available
19:00 House of Lords
19:00 BBC News
19:00 Football Ch
19:00 3rd Rock from
19:00 Channel 4 News
19:00 Five News
Timers
19:30 Surf the Menu
19:30 The Culture
19:30 The Record
19:30
20:00
19:30
19:30
19:30
19:15
Tales from the C
BBC News
Grand Prix
3rd Rock from
3 Minutes
Dark Angel
VIDEO Plus+
To view more information on a
selected programme
At the highlighted programme, press the
Blue button.
To exit, press the Blue button again.
More Info
A List of channels.
B List of the TV programmes currently in
broadcast.
C List of TV programmes that follow the
current ones. Press to see the rest of
TV programmes following these.
D Current date and time.
E Quick access features using the colour
coded buttons on the remote control.
Red button
– schedule for recording.
Green button – show scheduled
recordings information.
Yellow button – go to VIDEO Plus+®
entry screen. (Available
in some countries).
Blue button
– view detailed
information on the
highlighted programme.
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About the Home menu
The Home menu is the starting point for
all functions on this DVD recorder. It
provides access to the disc loaded in the
tray, any connected USB flash drive or go
to the on-screen TV Guide.
B Press
repeatedly to select a desired
media or function and press OK to
confirm.
English
Using the Home menu
{ Disc Tray }
– To access the contents of the disc. In
case the tray is empty, nothing will be
shown.
{ Tuner }
– To view live TV.
HOME
{ USB }
– To access the contents of the
connected USB flash drive or camera. In
case there is no device connected or the
device is not detected by the recorder,
nothing will be shown.
{ TV Guide } (For UK only)
– To access the on-screen TV Guide or
to manually program a timer.
A Press HOME on the remote control.
The Home menu appears.
DVD Recorder
Disc Tray
Tuner
USB
TV Guide
Settings
{ Settings }
– To access the system settings menu.
C Use
keys to select recordings,
audio/video files or photos.
D Press u to start playback.
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Before Recording
English
Recording media
The recording media for this recorder
are DVD±R, DVD±RW and DVD+R DL
discs.
DVD±RW (DVD Rewritable)
– Discs that are rewritable can be used for
multiple recordings once the existing data
is erased.
DVD±R (DVD Recordable)
– Discs can only be used for a single
recording. Each new recording is always
added at the end of all previous
recordings as existing recordings cannot
be overwritten.
– Editing can be done on DVD±R discs as
long as they have not been finalised.
– You can also delete unwanted recordings.
However, the disc space occupied by the
deleted recordings cannot be recovered
for further recording.
– To play a DVD±R disc on other DVD
players, it must be finalised. After this is
done, no more data can be added to the
disc. Read chapter “Edit Recordings Recordable DVD - Finalising the DVD±R
for playback” for details.
DVD+R DL (DVD+R Double Layer)
– It contains the same usage as DVD+R, the
only difference is the capacity of 8.5 GB.
It offers two recordable layers on a single
DVD disc. The layers are accessible from
the same side of the disc, so recording
can occur completely uninterrupted.
Supported disc type and media
speeds
Disc
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD+R DL
Media speeds
1x - 16x
2.4x - 8x
1x - 16x
2.4x - 6x
2.4x
Helpful Hint:
– In some cases where the recordable DVD
contains recordings made on another DVD
recorder, you may not be able to add new
recordings to it.
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Default recording settings
You can preset your record settings in
the recording setup menu.
OK
E Press OK to confirm any new settings.
To return to the previous menu screen,
press BACK.
English
Before Recording (continued)
F To exit, press HOME.
Helpful Hint:
– The recording picture quality changes
according to the record mode selected.
HOME
BACK A Press HOME on the remote control.
The Home menu appears.
B Select { Settings } and press
.
The system settings menu appears.
Settings
Language
Recording
Playback
Video output
Audio output
Tuner
Setup
Recording
Preferences
Record mode
Chapters
C Select { Recording } and press
.
D Use
keys to select the setting you
wish to change and press to access its
options.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, that means the feature is not
available or not possible to change at the
current state.
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Before Recording (continued)
English
Recording settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Record Mode
The recording mode defines the picture quality of recordings and
the maximum recording time.
Record Mode
Hours of recording that can be stored
on an empty DVD recordable disc.
HQ (high quality)
SP (standard play)
SPP (standard play plus)
LP (long play)
EP (extended play)
SLP (super long play)
SEP (super extended play)
1
2
2.5
3
4
6
8
1 hr 55 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
5 hrs 30 mins
7 hrs 20 mins
11 hrs 5 mins
14 hrs 45 mins
Important! During recording, it is not possible to select another
recording mode. The factory default setting is SPP.
Chapters
Automatically divides a recording (title) into chapters by inserting
chapter markers at specific intervals. This allows you to access a
specific point in the recording quickly.
{ Off }
– No chapter marker is inserted in the recording.
{ Standard } – Chapter markers are inserted automatically
during recording at approximately 5 (five)
minutes interval.
{ Smart }
– This setting is only available for DV camcorder
recording. A chapter marker is inserted
whenever there is a break in the recording, for
example, when the recording is stopped or
paused and restarted again.
Note: During the recording from an external device, press the OK
button to create a chapter marker at the specific point.
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IMPORTANT!
Contents with copy protection cannot be
recorded on this recorder.
Record current TV
programme
Follow the instructions below to record
TV programmes to a DVD recordable
disc for future viewing.
A In live TV mode, press REC
on the
remote control.
The current TV channel will be
recorded.
Press REC to set the recording time
length. Each subsequent press increases
the recording time by 30 minutes. (The
maximum recordable hours depends on
available disc space and the selected
record mode).
About timer recording
Use the timer recording to automatically
start and stop a recording at a later
date/time. This recorder will tune to the
correct programme channel and begin
recording at the specified time.
English
Record TV Programmes
With this recorder, you can schedule up
to 30 recordings at a time. During
timer recording, it is not possible to
change the recorder’s channel.
There are several ways to program
a timer recording:
– Using the TV Guide (For UK only).
– Using the SHOWVIEW®/ VIDEO Plus+®
system.
– Using the manual timer recording.
B To stop recording before the scheduled
time, press STOP
.
Helpful Hint:
– You can watch another TV programme by
using the TV remote control to select a
different channel. Remember to turn the TV
back to its video input channel if you want to
watch the TV channel through the recorder
or playback the recorded disc.
About ‘VPS/PDC’
‘VPS’ (Video Programming System) or
‘PDC’ (Programme Delivery Control) is
used to control the start and duration of
TV channel recordings. If a TV
programme starts earlier or ends later
than was scheduled, this recorder will
then turn on and off at the correct time.
Note: ‘PDC’ (Programme Delivery
Control) is not available to users in the
UK. Any reference made to this feature is
not valid in the UK.
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Record TV Programmes (continued)
English
Timer recording (For UK only)
Users in the United Kingdom can
schedule a timer recording by using the
TV Guide, selecting a PlusCode number
or manually set a recording schedule.
Timer recording - using the TV
Guide
To schedule a recording with the TV
guide, simply select the desired
programme from the channel list.
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Press HOME on the remote control.
Timer recording - VIDEO Plus+®
System
This is a simple timer programming
system. To use, enter the PlusCode
programming number associated with
your television programme. You can find
this number in your TV listings magazine
or TV Guide menu.
All the information needed by this
recorder for programming is contained in
the programming number.
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Press TV guide on the remote control.
C Press the Yellow button.
C Select { TV Guide } in the menu and
VIDEO Plus+ System
press OK.
Enter the PlusCode programming number:
TV Guide
Sat 15 Jul 19:25
What’s on
What’s On
D001 BBC 1
D002 BBC 2
D003 BBC World
D004 Splash ch.
D005 Parliament
D006 BBC News
D006 Eurosport
D006 Ch. Six
D006 Varlo
D006 Wallmart
Record
Next
19:00 The Dobsons
19:00 The Culture
19:00 The 7 O’ Clock
No Information available
19:00 House of Lords
19:00 BBC News
19:00 Football Ch
19:00 3rd Rock from
19:00 Channel 4 News
19:00 Five News
Timers
D Use
19:30 Surf the Menu
19:30 The Culture
19:30 The Record
19:30
20:00
19:30
19:30
19:30
19:15
Tales from the C
BBC News
Grand Prix
3rd Rock from
3 Minutes
Dark Angel
VIDEO Plus+
More Info
keys to select an upcoming
TV programme which you wish to
record, then press the Red button on
the remote control.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
Cancel
Next
Reset
D Use
keys or the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to enter the PlusCode
programming number for the show you
wish to record and press OK. (e.g, :
5-312-4 or 5,312 4, key in ‘53124’).
To cancel the PlusCode programming
number, press the Red button on the
remote control.
E To confirm your entry, press OK on the
remote control.
Date
Start time
Stop time
Channel
Title name
Repeat
Record mode
VPS/PDC
Cancel
01 01 2007
10:30
11:30
A001
Prog1
Once
SPP
On
Store
Reset
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Record TV Programme (continued)
Timer recording - Manual entry
English
{ Date }
Enter the date for recording (Day/
Month/Year).
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
{ Start time }
Enter the start time of recording (hours :
minutes).
{ Stop time }
Enter the end time of recording (hours :
minutes).
B Press TV guide on the remote control.
Press the Green button.
The timer recording screen appears.
Timer Recording
Timer Details
< New Timer >
Recording 1
{ Channel }
– Select the recording source (Analogue
TV, Digital TV or External).
– Select the TV channel/external source.
C Select { New Timer } in the menu and
{ Title name }
Name of the recording.
press OK.
{ Repeat }
Select a desired repeat recording setting
(Once, Daily, Weekly, Mon~Fri).
{ Record mode }
Select the recording mode. See the
chapter “Recording – Record settings { Record mode }” for more information.
{ VPS/PDC }
Turn on or off the VPS/PDC setting.
F Select the entry field and press
.
G Use
keys or the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to select or enter the
recording information, then press OK to
confirm.
H Once complete, press the Green button
for { Store }.
I To exit, press HOME.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
If the recorder is not in standby mode,
a notification message will appear before
the timer recording begins.
If you ignore the warning, the
recorder will automatically switch to the
respective channel and start recording.
Date
Start time
Stop time
Channel
Title name
Repeat
Record mode
VPS/PDC
Cancel
01 01 2007
10:30
11:30
A001
Prog1
Once
SPP
On
Store
Reset
{ Date }
Enter the date for recording
(Day/Month/Year).
{ Start time }
Enter the start time of recording
(hours : minutes).
{ Stop time }
Enter the end time of recording (hours :
minutes).
{ Channel }
– Select the recording source (Analogue
TV, Digital TV or External).
– Select the TV channel/external source.
{ Title name }
Name of the recording.
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Record TV Programmes (continued)
English
{ Repeat }
Select a desired repeat recording setting
(Once, Daily, Weekly, Mon~Fri).
{ Record mode }
Select the recording mode. See the
chapter “Recording – Record settings { Record Mode }” for more information.
{ VPS/PDC }
Turn on or off the VPS/PDC setting.
F Select the entry field and press
.
G Use
keys or the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to select or enter the
recording information, then press OK to
confirm.
H Once complete, press the Green button
for { Store }.
Timer recording - SHOWVIEW®
System
This is a simple timer programming
system. To use, enter the SHOWVIEW®
programming number associated with
your television programme. You can find
this number in your TV listings magazine
or TV Guide menu.
All the information needed by this
recorder for programming is contained in
the programming number.
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Press SHOWVIEW on the remote
control.
I To exit, press HOME.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
If the recorder is not in standby mode,
a notification message will appear before
the timer recording begins.
If you ignore the warning, the
recorder will automatically switch to the
respective channel and start recording
ShowView System
Enter the ShowView program number
Cancel
Next
Reset
C Use
keys or the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to enter the SHOWVIEW®
programming number for the show you
wish to record and press OK. (e.g., :
5-312-4 or 5,312 4, key in ‘53124’).
To cancel the SHOWVIEW® programming
number, press the Red button on the
remote control.
D To confirm your entry, press OK on the
remote control.
Date
Start time
Stop time
Channel
Title name
Repeat
Record mode
VPS/PDC
Cancel
01 01 2007
10:30
11:30
A001
Prog1
Once
SPP
On
Store
Reset
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{ Date }
Enter the date for recording (Day/
Month/Year).
{ Start time }
Enter the start time of recording (hours :
minutes).
{ Stop time }
Enter the end time of recording (hours :
minutes).
{ Channel }
– Select the recording source (Analogue
TV, Digital TV or External).
– Select the TV channel/external source.
{ Title name }
Name of the recording.
Timer recording - Schedule
manually
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Press TIMER on the remote control.
The timer recording screen appears.
Timer Recording
Timer Details
< New Timer >
Recording 1
C Select { New Timer } in the menu and
press OK.
{ Repeat }
Select a desired repeat recording setting
(Once, Daily, Weekly, Mon~Fri).
{ Record mode }
Select the recording mode. See the
chapter “Recording – Record settings { Record Mode }” for more information.
{ VPS/PDC }
Turn on or off the VPS/PDC setting.
E Select the entry field and press
English
Record TV Programmes (continued)
Date
Start time
Stop time
Channel
Title name
Repeat
Record mode
VPS/PDC
Cancel
01 01 2007
10:30
11:30
A001
Prog1
Once
SPP
On
Store
Reset
{ Date }
Enter the date for recording (Day/
Month/Year).
.
F Use
keys or the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to select or enter the
recording information, then press OK to
confirm.
G Once complete, press the Green button
for { Store }.
H To exit, press HOME.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
If the recorder is not in standby mode,
a notification message will appear before
the timer recording begins.
If you ignore the warning, the
recorder will automatically switch to the
respective channel and start recording.
{ Start time }
Enter the start time of recording (hours :
minutes).
{ Stop time }
Enter the end time of recording (hours :
minutes).
{ Channel }
– Select the recording source (Analogue
TV, Digital TV or External).
– Select the TV channel/external source.
{ Title name }
Name of the recording.
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Record TV Programmes (continued)
English
{ Repeat }
Select a desired repeat recording setting
(Once, Daily, Weekly, Mon~Fri).
{ Record mode }
Select the recording mode. See the
chapter “Recording – Record settings { Record Mode }” for more information.
{ VPS/PDC }
Turn on or off the VPS/PDC setting.
D Select the entry field and press
.
E Use
keys or the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 to select or enter the
recording information, then press OK to
confirm.
Changing/ Deleting a
scheduled recording
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Press TIMER on the remote control.
The timer recording screen appears.
(For UK only)
Press TV guide on the remote control.
Press the Green button.
The timer recording screen appears.
Timer Recording
Timer Details
< New Timer >
Recording 1
F Once complete, press the Green button
for { Store }.
G To exit, press HOME.
The ‘TIMER’ icon will light up on the
display panel if a timer recording is set.
If the recorder is not in standby mode,
a notification message will appear before
the timer recording begins.
If you ignore the warning, the
recorder will automatically switch to the
respective channel and start recording.
C Select a scheduled recording which you
want to delete/change.
To delete the scheduled recording
Press the Red button on the remote
control for { Delete }.
To change the scheduled recording
Press OK to access the timer entry
menu and make the necessary changes in
the respective entry field.
Date
Start time
Stop time
Channel
Title name
Repeat
Record mode
VPS/PDC
Cancel
01 01 2007
10:30
11:30
A001
Prog1
Once
SPP
On
Store
Reset
D Once complete, press the Green button
for { Store }.
E To exit, press HOME.
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Recording from an external
device (Camcorder/VCR/
DVD player)
Record from the connected external
device to a recordable DVD. Copyprotected material cannot be recorded
on this recorder.
E Turn on the external device and find the
place where you want the recording to
begin, then set the external device to
pause mode.
English
Record from external devices
F Press REC
to start recording and start
the external device playback.
To pause the recording, press u.
To continue recording, press u again.
A new chapter marker is created after
recording restarts (for recordable DVD
only).
G To stop the recording, press STOP .
A new title will be created when you
begin another recording.
H To exit, press LIVE TV.
Helpful Hint:
– If ‘No Signal’ appears on the TV screen, it
means that there is no video signal received
from the current input channel.
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder (e.g., ‘EXT’, ‘0’,
‘AV’).
B Connect the external device (e.g.,
camcorder, VCR, DVD player) to this
recorder.
C Press CAM on the remote control.
D Press P +/- repeatedly to select the
correct input channel that matches the
connected socket of the device.
{ CAM 1 } : VIDEO socket or
S-VIDEO socket on the front panel.
{ CAM 2 } : DV IN socket on the front
panel.
{ EXT 1 } : EXT1 TO TV scart socket
at the back.
{ EXT 2 } : EXT2 TO VCR/SAT scart
socket at the back.
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Record from external devices (continued)
English
Recording from a DV
Camcorder
When you connect a DV camcorder to
the DV IN socket of this recorder, you
can control both the camcorder and this
recorder using the recorder’s remote
control. Furthermore, the smart
chaptering feature ensures the chapter
markers are created at each break in the
images.
E To use the recorder’s remote control to
control the camcorder’s operation during
recording, press the Green button on the
remote control for { DV control }.
The DV control buttons display on the
screen.
00:11:25
CHAPTER
DIVIDE
HIDE
F You can pause, play, stop, fast forward or
rewind the scene using the
keys on the recorder’s remote control to
select the respective control buttons on
the screen.
G To stop the recording, press STOP .
Both the recorder and camcorder will
stop.
H To exit, press LIVE TV.
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Connect your Digital Video or Digital 8
camcorder to the CAM2 (DV IN)
socket of this recorder.
C Press CAM on the remote control.
D Turn on the DV camcorder and start
playback.
DV control
Helpful Hints:
– Some camcorders cannot be controlled by
on-screen DV control buttons.
– Mixing of PAL and NTSC video format
recording on a same recordable DVD is not
possible.
– If a part of the tape is blank, the recorder
will pause recording. Recording will restart
automatically when there is a recordable
signal. However, if there is more than 5 (five)
minutes of blank tape, the recording will end
automatically.
– A chapter marker is inserted every time
when there is a break in the time code on
the DV tape. This happens when the
recording is stopped or paused then
restarted.
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View the contents of a USB flash drive/
USB memory card reader through this
recorder.
D To stop playback, press STOP
or
remove the USB flash drive / USB
memory card reader from the USB port.
English
Playback from USB device
Helpful Hints:
– The USB port only supports the playback
of JPEG/MP3/WMA/DivX® files.
– The USB port does not support the
connection of other USB devices except to a
USB flash drive / USB memory card reader.
– When the USB device does not fit into the
USB port, a USB extension cable is required.
A Connect the USB flash drive/ USB
memory card reader directly to the USB
port on the front panel (as shown in the
above illustration).
B Press USB on the remote control to
view the files stored in the USB flash
drive or USB memory card reader.
The content menu appears.
Root
Video
Title 01
Music
Title 02
Photo
Title 03
Title 04
Title 05
Title 06
Title 07
Title 08
C Select the file to play and press u to
start playback.
During playback, the available playback
settings are displayed at the bottom of
the screen.
For more playback information, read
chapter “Playing an audio CD (MP3/
WMA)”, “Playing a JPEG image file
(slideshow)” or “Playing a DivX® disc”,
for details.
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Playback from Disc
English
Playable discs
Using this recorder, you can play and
record on the following discs:
Recording and Playback
DVD±RW
(DVD ReWritable);
can be recorded on
over and over.
DVD±R
(DVD Recordable);
can be recorded on
only once.
IMPORTANT!
– If the inhibit icon ‘X’ appears on
the TV screen when a button is
pressed, it means the function is not
available on the current disc or at
the current time.
– DVD discs and players are
designed with regional restrictions.
Before playing a disc, ensure that
the disc is for the same region zone
as your player.
Starting disc playback
A Press STANDBY-ON 2 to turn on
the recorder.
DVD+R DL
(DVD+R Double Layer);
same as DVD±R.
B Press OPEN/CLOSE ç on the remote
control.
C Carefully place the disc into the tray with
Playback only:
the label facing up, then press
OPEN/CLOSE ç.
For double-sided discs, load the side
which you want to play facing up.
DVD Video (Digital Versatile
Disc)
CD-RW (CD-ReWritable)
Audio/ MP3/ JPEG contents
CD-R (CD-Recordable)
Audio/ MP3/ JPEG contents
Audio CD (Compact Disc
Digital Audio)
MP3/WMA-Disc
Video CD
(Formats 1.0, 1.1, 2.0)
D Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
ReWritable
channel for the recorder.
E Playback may start automatically.
Recordable
Alternatively, press DISC on the remote
control. Navigate to the track/title to
play and press u.
This recorder has resume playback
ability. Playback will always begin at the
last stopped point.
If the pin code entry dialogue appears on
the TV, this means that the child lock was
activated for the inserted disc. You have
to enter your four-digit pin code.
Super Video CD
DivX®, DivX® Ultra
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Playback from Disc (continued)
Most DVD discs contain a disc menu.
You may have to make your selection
(e.g., subtitle or audio language) within
the disc menu.
Playing a DVD recordable disc
A Insert a DVD recordable disc.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Titles
2/3
Title 1
A Insert a DVD.
00:05:12
HQ
15.07.2006
Title 2
Empty title
00:30:24
SP
28.07.2006
If the disc menu appears, use
keys
to select a play option and press OK to
confirm or the alphanumeric keypad
0-9 to input your selection.
01:00:00
SP
Delete
To access the disc menu
Press DISC on the remote control.
To select the previous or next
chapter
During playback, pressí / ë.
B To stop playback, press STOP .
Playing a (Super) Video CDs
English
Playing a DVD video disc
Disc Menu
Protect
B Use
keys to select a title to play,
then press u.
C To stop playback, press STOP .
Helpful Hint:
– If the message ‘EMPTY DISC’ appears on
the display panel, this means that there are
no recordings on this disc.
(Super) Video CDs may feature ‘PBC’
(Play Back Control). This allows you to
play the video CDs interactively,
following the menu on the display.
A Insert a (Super) Video CD.
If the disc index menu appears, use
keys to select a play option or use the
alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to input
your selection. Press OK to confirm.
To return to the previous menu, press
BACK on the remote control.
B To stop playback, press STOP .
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Playback from Disc (continued)
English
Playing an audio CD (MP3/WMA)
MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer-3) files are
highly compressed music files. The MP3
format allows you to store more data
(music, pictures) on a CD.
You can display JPEG pictures in the
selected folder automatically, one after
another at adjustable intervals.
A Insert a JPEG photo CD (CD, DVD±RW,
A Insert an audio CD.
DVD±R).
The content menu appears.
The content menu appears.
Alternatively, press DISC.
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Select { Music } in the menu, then
press
Playing a JPEG image file
(slide show)
.
Root
Video
Holiday 2007
Root
Music
Party 2007
Video
Images
Photo
Music
MP3
Photo
B Select ( Photo } in the menu, then press
C Select the folder to play and press
.
D Press u to start playback.
.
C Select the folder to play and press
Root
Track 01.mp3
Track 02.mp3
.
Photos06 Roll
Photos07 Roll
Track Name
Track 03.mp3
Track 04.mp3
Track 05.mp3
Track 06.mp3
Track 07.mp3
Track number 06/14
4/24
Track time 04:12:10
E During playback, press í / ë to select
the next/previous track.
F To stop playback, press STOP .
Helpful Hints:
– If both JPEG pictures and MP3s are in the
same disc, you can choose to playback the
JPEG pictures or MP3s by selecting { Photo }
or { Music } in the menu.
– Only the first session of a multi-session CD
will be played back.
– This recorder does not support MP3PRO
audio format.
– If any special characters are present in the
MP3 track name (ID3) or album name, it
might not be displayed correctly on the
screen because this recorder does not
support the characters.
D Press u to start the slide show
playback.
To see the overview of images in a
selected folder
Select the folder and press to show
the overview of the images.
Use
keys to navigate and press
u to start the slide show playback from
the highlighted image.
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To adjust slideshow settings during
playback
During playback, press INFO on the
remote control.
The available playback settings are
appears at the bottom of the screen.
Photo Slide Show
Zoom
Repeat
Speed Dn
Speed Up
{ Zoom }
Red button – Select this to activate zoom
mode. The slideshow playback will pause.
– { Zoom In } Blue button: enlarge the
picture.
– { Zoom Out } Yellow button: revert
to the actual size.
– { End } Red button: exit zoom mode
and continue slideshow playback.
{ Repeat }
Green button – Select this to toggle
between repeat on and off.
{ Speed Dn }/ { Speed Up }
Yellow and Blue buttons – Select this to
change the slideshow playback speed.
– { Slow }: 10 (ten) seconds interval
– { Medium }: 5 (five) seconds interval
– { Fast }: 3 (three) seconds interval
Helpful Hints:
– If both JPEG pictures and MP3s are in the
same disc, you can choose to playback the
JPEG pictures or MP3s by selecting { Photo }
or { Music } in the menu.
– If the JPEG picture is not recorded with an
‘exif’ type file, the actual thumbnail picture
will not be shown on the display. It will be
replaced with a ‘blue mountain’ thumbnail
picture.
– Some types of JPEG file cannot be played
on this recorder.
– It may require longer time for the recorder
to display the disc content on the TV due to
the large number of songs/pictures compiled
into one disc.
– Disc with no name will be displayed as
‘Unknown Data’.
– During JPEG photo playback, press LIVE
TV button to switch to tuner mode.
English
Playback from Disc (continued)
Supported JPEG picture formats
File format:
– The file extension has to be ‘*.JPG’ and
‘*.JPEG’.
– This recorder can only display digital
camera pictures according to the JPEGEXIF format, typically used by almost all
digital cameras. It cannot display Motion
JPEG, progressive JPEG and other JPEG
formats, or pictures in formats other
than JPEG, or sound clips associated with
pictures.
E To stop playback, press STOP .
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Playback from Disc (continued)
Playing a DivX® disc
English
Playing musical slideshow
You can create a musical slide show if the
disc contains both the MP3 files and JPEG
picture files.
A Insert a disc that contains music and
A Insert a DivX® disc.
pictures.
The content menu appears.
The content menu appears.
Alternatively, press DISC.
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Select ( Video } in the menu and press
B Select ( Music } in the menu, then press
.
C Select the folder to play and press
.
D Press u to start playback.
Track 01.mp3
Track 02.mp3
Track Name
Track 03.mp3
Track 04.mp3
Track 05.mp3
Track 06.mp3
Track 07.mp3
SlideShow
Shuffle
.
C Use
keys to reach the title you
want to play, then press u to start
playback.
During playback:
If multilingual subtitles are available on
the DivX® disc, press SUBTITLE on the
remote control to change the subtitle
language.
Track number 06/14
Track time 04:12:10
Repeat
E Press the Red button on the remote
control for { SlideShow }.
The Photos menu appears.
F Select a photo roll or album to play and
press u to begin slideshow playback.
The picture files will be played back
through to the end of the folder.
The music continues playing and will
be repeated when it reaches the end of
the selected album, playlist or track.
G Press STOP
This recorder supports the playback of
DivX® movies which you can copy from
your computer onto a recordable disc.
to stop the slideshow.
If the DivX® title provides different audio
tracks, press AUDIO on the remote
control to change the audio stream.
Press OPTIONS, then select { Time
search } in the menu and press . Key
in the time where playback should start
and press OK to confirm.
Playback skips to the time entered.
To select the font type that supports the
recorded subtitle:
1) Press OPTIONS.
2) Move to { Character set } in the
menu and press .
3) Use
keys to select the option
and press OK.
D To stop playback, press STOP .
Helpful Hints:
– Subtitle files with the following file name
extensions (.srt, .sub, .ssa, .ass) are
supported but do not appear on the file
navigation menu.
– The subtitle file name has to be the same
as the file name of the movie.
– The subtitle can only be displayed up to an
average of 45 characters.
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English
Additional Playback Features
Searching forwards/
backwards
You can fast forward or fast reverse a
disc during playback and select a desired
search speed.
A During playback, press m (reverse) or
M (forward) until the search speed
status bar (4X) appears on the TV.
The sound will be muted.
Selecting another title/
chapter/ track
When a disc contains more than one
track, title or chapter, you can change to a
different track, title or chapter as follows
Selecting the next/ previous
chapter/ track
During playback,
Press ë to go to the next chapter/track.
Press í to return to the start of the
current chapter/track. Pressí twice to
return to the start of the previous
chapter/track.
Alternatively,
Press í / ë to select the previous or
next chapter.
Alternatively,
Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
input the preferred chapter number.
B Press m (reverse) or M (forward)
repeatedly to cycle through the different
search speed (4X, 8X, 32X).
C To resume normal playback, press u.
Pausing playback/ slow
motion play
A During playback, press u to pause
playback and display a still picture.
B Press m (reverse) or M (forward)
until the slow motion status bar (1/8X)
appears on the TV.
The sound will be muted.
C Press the m (reverse) or M
(forward) repeatedly to cycle through the
different slow motion speed (1/8X, 1/4X,
1/2X).
D To resume normal playback, press u.
Selecting a specific title or chapter
During playback,
Press OPTIONS to display the options
menu.
Select { Titles } or { Chapters } and
press .
Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the time where playback should
start and press OK to confirm.
Playback skips to the time entered.
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Additional Playback Features (continued)
English
During disc playback, press INFO on the
remote control to display the available
playback options. These options are
varied depending on the disc type and can
be selected by pressing the matching
colour coded buttons on the remote
control.
Scan
Shuffle
Repeat
Repeat A-B
Scan disc
(for CD, VCD, DVD±R/±RW disc only)
This function allows you to preview the
first 10 seconds of each track on the disc.
A During playback, press the Red button
on the remote control.
The recorder skips to the next track
after 10 seconds of playback.
B To resume normal playback, press the
Red button again.
Shuffle play
(for CD, MP3 disc only)
Select shuffle play mode to allow the
recorder to randomly select and play
tracks on the disc.
A Press the Green button on the remote
control.
It will start play back of all the
chapters within the title in a random
order.
B To cancel shuffle playback, press the
Green button again.
Repeat play
The repeat play options vary depending
on the disc type.
A During playback, press the Yellow
button on the remote control to select
one of the repeat options.
Repeat chapter (DVD, DVD±R/±RW
only)
Repeat track/title
Repeat folder/playlist (if applicable)
Repeat entire disc (video CD, audio
CD, DVD±R/±RW only)
B To cancel repeat playback, press the
Yellow button repeatedly until the
repeat mode is off or press STOP .
Repeating a specific segment
(A-B)
You can repeat the playback of a specific
segment within a title/chapter track. To
do this, you must mark the start and end
of the segment you want.
A During playback, press the Blue button
on the remote control.
This indicates that the start point has
been marked.
B Press the Blue button again to mark the
end of the segment.
A visual marker is placed on the
programme bar.
Playback skips to the start of the
marked segment. The segment is
repeated until the repeat mode is
cancelled.
C To cancel repeat playback, press the
Blue button once again.
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Using the Toolbar options
Changing audio soundtrack
language
This operation works only on DVDs with
multiple soundtrack language, or VCDs
with multiple audio channel, or DVD±R/
±RW recorded with 5.1 multi-channel.
English
Additional Playback Features (continued)
This function can also be accessed via the
AUDIO button on the remote control
while in disc playback mode.
A Select { Audio Language } and press
to enter its options.
B Press
A During playback, press OPTIONS on
the remote control.
The available options might differ
depending on the state of playback or
media type.
repeatedly until the audio
language or soundtrack you want is
selected, then press to confirm.
The languages may be numbered or
abbreviated, such as “en” for English.
{ LANGUAGE 1 } is the original
broadcast language and { LANGUAGE
II } is the additional broadcast language.
During disc playback:
Changing subtitle language
Tools
Subtitle Language
01
Audio Language
Angle
Time search
Zoom
Titles
Chapters
B Use
keys to select a setting and
press to enter its options.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, that means the feature is not
available or cannot be changed in the
current state.
C To exit, press OPTIONS.
This operation works only on DVDs with
multiple subtitle languages. You can
change to the language you want while
playing DVD.
This function can also be accessed via the
SUBTITLE button on the remote
control while in disc playback mode.
A Select { Subtitle Language } and press
to enter its options.
B Press
repeatedly until the language
you want is selected, then press to
confirm.
The languages may be numbered or
abbreviated, such as “en” for English.
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Additional Playback Features (continued)
English
Switching camera angles
Searching by time
This option is only available with DVDs
that contain sequences recorded from
different camera angles. This allows you
to view the picture from different angles.
A Select { Angle } and press
to enter its
options.
The camera angles available for
selection appear.
B Use
keys to select the camera
angle you want to switch to, then press
to confirm.
This option allows you to skip to a
specific point in the current disc.
A Select { Time search } and press
to
enter the time field (hours : minutes :
seconds).
B Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the time where playback should
start and press OK to confirm.
Playback skips to the time entered.
Zooming in
This option only available on DVDs and
recordable DVDs playback. It allows you
to enlarge the picture on the TV screen
and to pan through the enlarged picture.
A Select { Zoom } and press OK to enter
the zoom mode.
The zoom status bar appears and
displays the zoom factor.
+
End
Zoom Out
Zoom In
B Press the Blue button on the remote
control to zoom in or Yellow button to
zoom out.
C Use
keys to pan through the
zoomed picture.
D To exit zoom mode, press the Red
button.
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About editing recordable
DVDs
This recorder offers various disc edit
options. You can change the disc content
and settings of a recorded DVD from the
editing menu. If a DVD±R has been
finalised, it cannot be edited. The edited
contents may not be available if you play
the disc on another DVD player.
Index Picture screen
The Index Picture screen shows your
recordings on a recordable DVD. It
should appear on the TV once you load a
recordable DVD or when playback is
stopped.
Title
Title 1
Title 2
Title 3
Title 4
Title 5
Empty title
English
Edit Recordings
00:05:12
HQ
15.07.2006
02:00:24
SP
28.07.2006
00:35:12
SP
An Index Picture screen represents each
recording information saved:
A The title’s Index Picture.
B The title’s information (length of
recording, record mode and date).
C The empty space available for recording.
The displayed options in the editing menu
differ depending on the situation and disc
type.
– Change disc name
– Change title name
– Make DVD compatible (DVD±RW
only)
– Finalise disc (DVD±R only)
– Erase the entire disc (DVD±RW only)
– Video edit
Edit
Photo Rolls
Disc
Name
Helpful Hint:
– If the disc is not recorded from this
recorder, the format of Index Picture screen
might be different.
Disc name
Title Name
Finalise
Compatible
Erase disc
Video edit
Clear
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Edit Recordings (continued)
English
Changing the disc/title name
The original disc/title name is generated
automatically by the recorder. You can
change the disc/title name by following
the steps below.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
A Insert a recorded DVD±RW into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
C Select { Disc Name } or { Title
.
D Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter or change the character/number.
Use
keys to move to the
previous or next field.
E Press OK to confirm the changes.
The edited DVD±RW may still display
the original titles or hidden scenes when
played back on other DVD players. This
function allows you to make an edited
DVD±RW compatible with other players.
Alternatively, press DISC.
The editing menu appears.
Name } in the menu and press
Making the edited DVD±RW
compatible
The editing menu appears.
C Select { Compatible }, press
and
followed by OK.
If the option is not available for
selection, it means that the disc is already
compatible.
Deleting all recordings/titles
Allows you to delete all the recordings
on the current recordable DVD.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
The editing menu appears.
C Select { Erase disc }, press
and
followed by OK.
D A warning message appears. To proceed,
press OK on the remote control.
Alternatively, select { Cancel } in the
menu and press OK to abort the
operation.
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Finalising the DVD±R for
playback
It is necessary to finalise a DVD±R disc
before you can play it on another DVD
player. Alternatively, the DVD±R will
only playback on this recorder.
After a DVD±R disc has been
finalised, no further recordings or
editing can be made to it. Ensure
that you have completed all
recordings and editing before
finalising the disc.
A Insert a recorded DVD±R into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Deleting a recording/title
You can delete a specific title from the
disc. However, for DVD±R discs, the
deleted space cannot be used for further
recordings.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Use
keys to reach the title you
want.
Titles
2/3
Title 1
00:05:12
HQ
15.07.2006
Title 2
Empty title
00:30:24
SP
28.07.2006
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Press EDIT on the remote control.
01:00:00
SP
The edit menu appears.
C Select { Finalise }, press
English
Edit Recordings (continued)
and followed
Delete
Disc Menu
Protect
by OK.
D A warning message appears. To proceed,
press OK on the remote control.
The finalisation process depends on
the length of recordings.
Do not try to open the disc tray or
turn off the power as this may render the
disc unusable.
Alternatively, select { Cancel } in the
menu and press OK to abort the
operation.
C Press the Red button on the remote
control to { Delete }.
D A warning message appears. Press OK on
the remote control to proceed.
For DVD±RW disc, ‘Empty Title’ will
appear in the Index Picture screen where
the title was deleted. The empty space
can be used for new recordings.
For DVD±R disc, ‘Deleted title’ will
appear in the Index Picture screen where
the title was deleted. During playback,
the deleted title will be skipped.
Alternatively, select { Cancel } in the
menu and press OK to abort the
operation.
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Edit Recordings (continued)
English
Lock/Unlock the disc for
playback
Protecting the recorded titles
(DVD±RW)
You can choose to lock the recorded
disc from viewing.
You can choose to protect the recorded
title on a DVD±RW. This is to prevent
the recordings from being accidentally
erased or edited.
Before you start ...
Turn on the Child Lock feature. Read
chapter “System Menu Options - Playback
settings - Access - { Child Lock }” for
details.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
A Insert a recorded DVD±RW into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
Alternatively, press DISC.
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
B Use
Alternatively, press DISC.
C Press the Blue button on the remote
B Press the Green button on the remote
control to enable { Child Lock }.
Once the disc is locked, a four-digit pin
code is required to play the disc or to
unlock the disc.
keys to reach the title you
want.
control for { Protect }.
Once the title has been protected, the
Blue button option will change to
{ Unprotect }. Select this to cancel the
protect setting if required.
Protect
Unprotect
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E Press the matching colour coded buttons
Video editing
This recorder allows you to edit the video
content after a recording has been made.
You can add/delete chapter markers or
hide unwanted scenes.
on the remote control to access the
options displayed at the bottom of the
menu.
English
Edit Recordings (continued)
Title
Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter
chapter markers
When you playback a recording in video
edit mode, the entire recording will be
played back including the hidden scenes.
A Insert a recorded DVD into the
recorder.
The Index Picture screen appears.
{ No Chapter }
Red button – Select this to erase all the
chapter markers in the current title.
{ Chapter }
Green button – Select this to access
chapter editing menu.
No Chapter
Chapter
Title
Hide
Back
Split
Hide
Alternatively, press DISC.
B Use
keys to reach the title you
want, then press u to start playback.
C Use m / M keys or
/ keys on
the remote control to search for the
scene you want to edit, then press u
to pause playback.
D Press EDIT on the remote control.
The video editing menu appears.
T1/C1
Play
Chapter
{ Merge }
Select this to merge the current chapter
with the chapter before it.
Note: If the two chapters were hidden,
then the joined chapter will also be hidden.
{ Back }
Select this to return to the previous
screen.
{ Split }
Select this to insert a new chapter marker
at the current point of playback. This will
allow you to access a specific point in the
recording easily or set a chapter you wish
to hide.
00:11:25
No Chapter
Merge
Title
Hide
{ Hide } / { Show }
Select this to hide or show the current
chapter. During playback, the hidden
chapter will be skipped.
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Edit Recordings (continued)
English
{ Title }
Yellow button – Select this to access title
editing menu.
No Chapter
Divide
Chapter
Append
Title
Back
Hide
Index Pic
{ Divide } - for DVD±RW only
Select this to create a new title from the
current point of playback. The existing title
will be divided into two titles.
Warning! Once a title has been divided, it
cannot be reversed.
{ Append }
Select this to start a new recording after the
last recording.
– Press P+/- to select the correct TV
programme. To append to the current
recording, press REC.
{ Back }
Select this to return to the previous screen.
{ Index Pic }
Select this to use the current scene as the
Index Picture.
Note: In the Index Picture screen, normally
the first frame of a recording is shown as
the title’s Index Picture.
{ Hide } / { Show }
Blue button – Select this to hide or show
the current chapter.
Helpful Hints:
– All the hidden chapters will be played back
while in video editing mode.
– The selection of scenes to hide or show can
only be done within a title.
– There is a limit on chapter markers that
can be stored within a title.
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System menu navigation
The system menu provides various setup
options for your recorder.
D Press OK to confirm the selection or
new setting.
To return to the previous menu screen,
press .
English
System Menu Options
E To exit, press HOME.
OK
HOME
BACK Note:
For { Recording } settings, read
chapter “Before Recording - Default
Recording settings” for details.
A Press HOME on the remote control.
The Home menu appears.
B Select { Settings } and press OK.
The system settings menu appears.
Settings
Language
Recording
Playback
Video output
Audio output
Tuner
Setup
C Use
keys to move the selection
bar up/down/left/right to cycle through
the menu options.
Instructions and explanations of the
options are provided in the following
pages.
If the selection in the menu is greyed
out, it means the feature is not available
or cannot be changed in the current
state.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Language settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Audio language
Select the preferred audio language for Digital Terrestrial Tuner
(DTT) reception, DVDs with multiple soundtrack, VCDs with
multiple audio channel, or DVD±R/±RW recorded with 5.1
multi-channel.
Menu language
Select the menu language for this recorder’s on-screen display.
This setting will be taken from the initial installation.
Notes:
– If the selected audio/subtitle language is not available on the disc, the
disc’s default language will be used instead.
– For some DVDs, the subtitle/audio language can only be changed via
the DVD disc menu.
Subtitle language
Select the preferred subtitle language for DVD playback and
Digital Terrestrial Tuner (DTT) reception.
Dual language
Select the recording language to be used for TV programmes
(analogue TV channels only) which are transmitted an additional
audio language. For example, if a programme is available in English
and Spanish, with Spanish being the additional language option.
{ Lang. I }
– Original broadcast language.
{ Lang. II }
– Additional audio language.
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English
System Menu Options (continued)
Playback settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Access
New Pin
Enter PIN of your choice.
Child lock:
You will be prompted to enter the four-digit pin code.
– When doing this for the first time, use the alphanumeric
keypad 0-9 on the remote control to enter any four-digit pin
code you prefer.
– If you forget your four-digit pin code, key in ‘1504’. Then
enter any four-digit you prefer and enter the same pin code
again to confirm it.
With this feature, you can prevent children from viewing certain
discs.
{ Off }
– All discs can be played.
{ On }
– Turn on child lock function. A four-digit pin
code must be entered in order to play the
locked disc.
Notes:
– When this feature is enabled, it will appear as { Child Lock } at the
bottom of the coloured options screen whenever you select a title in the
content menu. You can press the Green button on the remote control
to set the child lock on or off.
Change PIN:
Set a new pin code. Follow the instructions in the menu to
change the pin code.
Note: To cancel the change, press BACK on the remote control.
Display
OSD:
Set the level of on-screen display information.
{ Full }
– Complete information is always displayed
during use.
{ Reduced }
– The help text and colour button bar will be
removed from the display.
Front panel brightness: Set the front panel display brightness.
{ Bright }
– Normal brightness.
{ Dimmed }
– Medium brightness.
{ Off }
– Turn off the display.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Playback settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
PBC
Play Back Control feature is only applicable for VCD/SVCD only.
It allows you to play Video CDs (2.0) interactively, following the
menu on the display.
{ Off }
– The VCD/SVCD will skip the index menu and
playback directly from the beginning.
{ On }
– The index menu (if available) will appear on the
TV once you insert a VCD/SVCD.
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English
System Menu Options (continued)
Video output settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
TV shape
The picture shape can be adjusted to fit your TV.
{ 16:9 Widescreen } – For wide-screen TV (frame
ratio 16:9).
{ 4:3 Panscan }
– For a full-height picture with the
sides trimmed.
{ 4:3 Letterbox } – For a ‘wide-screen’ display with
black bars on the top and bottom.
Active video output
Select the type of video output that matches the video connection
between this recorder and your TV.
{ SCART (RGB) } – For SCART connection.
{ Comp. Video (YUV) } – For component video connection.
To enable progressive scan feature, go to
{ Video format } setting.
{ HDMI output } – For HDMI video connection.
Note: Video output setting is not required for S-Video or Composite
(CVBS) video connection.
Video format
This feature is only applicable for component video connection.
You can choose between progressive and interlaced video format,
check your TV for compatibility.
{ Interlaced }
– For TV that is not compatible with
progressive-scan video.
{ Progressive } – Select this if your TV is progressive-scan
compatible.
.
Note: If you choose a setting that is incompatible with your TV, you
may not be able to see any picture at all. In this case, wait for 15
seconds for auto recovery or turn off the progressive scan as below:
1) Disconnect the recorder’s ~MAINS from the power supply.
2) Hold down . on the front panel whilst reconnecting its ~MAINS
to the power supply.
Black level
Adapt the colour dynamic for NTSC disc.
{ Normal }
–
Normal colour contrast.
{ Enhanced }
–
Improve the colour contrast and brightens
the picture of an NTSC-compatible DVD.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Video output settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
HDMI output
This feature is applicable only if you have connected a HDMI
device. It is only available if you have set { Active video output }
to { HDMI output }.
{ Auto }
– The video output will automatically follow
the optimal display resolution.
{ Native }
– The video output is will follow the native
display resolution of the HDMI TV.
{ Manual Install } – Select the video resolution depending on
the capability of the connected HDMI
TV/device: { 480p }, { 480i }, { 576p },
{ 576i }, { 720p }, { 1080i }.
Note: If you select the settings { 720p } or { 1080i }, there will not be
any concurrent display through other video connections (e.g., SCART,
CVBS, YUV or S-Video).
Audio output settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Digital output
This setting is only required if you are using the recorder’s
COAXIAL (DIGITAL OUT) socket to connect other audio/video
device.
{ All }
– Select this if the connected device has a built-in
multi-channel decoder that supports one of the
multi-channel audio format (Dolby Digital,
MPEG-2).
{ PCM }
– Select this if the connected device is not capable
of decoding multi-channel audio. The system will
convert the Dolby Digital and MPEG-2 multichannel signals to PCM (Pulse Code Modulation).
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Audio output settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
HDMI audio
This setting is only required if you have used the recorder’s HDMI
OUT socket to connect your TV or other display device.
{ Auto }
English
System Menu Options (continued)
– Select this to enjoy the multi-channel audio
output through your HDMI connection.
{ Disable } – Select this if the connected device is not able to
output the sound through the HDMI connection
or the playback audio format is not supported by
HDMI connection (e.g., projector, SACD).
Notes:
– Ensure that you have alternative audio connection from the recorder
to your TV or the display device for the sound output.
– It is not possible to listen to SACDs or copy-controlled DVD-Audio
CPPM (Content Protection for Playable Media) sources using the HDMI
connection.
Sound mode
This setting is only required if you have used the recorder’s
AUDIO OUT L/R sockets to connect another audio/video device.
{ Stereo }
– Select this to hear the sound from the left and
right audio channels. Use this setting when this
recorder is connected to a TV or Stereo system.
{ Surround } – Select this if the connected audio/video device is
compatible with Dolby Surround. Dolby Digital
and MPEG-2 multi-channel are mixed to a Dolby
Surround compatible two-channel output signal.
Night mode
This mode optimises playback of sound at low volume. High
volume outputs will be softened and low volume outputs are
brought upward to an audible level.
{ On }
– Turn on night mode.
{ Off }
– Turn off night mode feature. Select this to enjoy
the surround sound with its full dynamic range.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Tuner settings
Favourites
Define your favourite channels that can be quick accessed by
using the programme up/down button (P +-) on the remote
control.
{ Analogue } Set list of favourite analogue TV channels.
{ Digital TV } Set list of favourite digital TV channels (DTT).
{ Digital Radio } Set list of favourite digital radio channels.
1 BBC
2
3
4
5
6
7
RTL4
ARD
ORF2
TELET
– Mark (or unmark) your favourite channels using
the OK button on the remote control.
Note: Unmarked channels can only be accessed by pressing the
corresponding number button on the remote control.
Sort channels
Change the order of the stored channels according to your
preference.
{ Analogue }
Set the preset order for analogue TV channels.
{ Digital TV } Set the preset order for digital TV channels
(DTT).
{ Digital Radio } Set the preset order for digital radio
channels.
01 BBC
02
03
04
05
06
07
RTL4
ARD
ORF2
TELET
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
BBC
RTL4
ARD
ORF2
TELET
01 RTL4
02 ARD
03 ORF2
01 BBC
04 BBC
05
06 TELET
07
1) Use
keys to select the channel that you want to move
and press to confirm.
2) Move the selection bar to the preset number for which you
want to place the channel and press to confirm.
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System Menu Options (continued)
Tuner settings
Analog Install
Activate automatic analogue TV channels search and install or
manually set the coded TV channels.
Automatic install: Use this setting for quick search and install all the available
analogue TV channels at your area.
{ Auto search } – Press OK on the remote control to start
the automatic TV channel search process
and replace all previously stored analogue
TV channels. This process may take several
minutes.
Once complete, the number of channels found will be displayed.
Manual install:
Use this setting only if the automatic install detected the wrong
tuner signals.
{ Entry mode } – Use
keys to select the manual search
based on channel allocation or frequency
entry { MHz (frequency), S-CH (Special
channel), CH (Channel) }, then press OK.
Note: S. Channel refers to specified hyperband channels.
{ Entry }
– Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the frequency value or the channel
number and press OK.
{ Preset }
– Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the preset number for the channel to
store (e.g. ‘001’) and press OK.
{ Preset name }– Use the alphanumeric keypad 0-9 to
enter the preset channel name and press
OK. All channels can have a name of up to
four characters.
{ Decoder }
– Select { On } if the current TV channel is
transmitted by coded TV signals that can
only be viewed properly with a decoder
which is connected to the EXT2 VCR/SAT
socket.
{ TV system } – Set the TV system that produces the least
distortion of picture and sound.
See last page “TV System Guide” for more
information.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Tuner settings
Manual install:
Digital Install
Use this setting only if the automatic install detected the wrong
tuner signals.
{ Finetune }
– Use
keys to adjust the frequency of the
TV channel if the reception is poor and press
OK to confirm.
{ NICAM }
– NICAM is a digital transmission system. It
can transmit either one stereo channel or
two separate mono channels. Select { On }
to improve the sound transmission or { Off }
if the reception is poor.
Activates digital TV/radio channels search and install, adds new
broadcast channels or checks the transmission signal strength.
Full:
Press OK to start digital channels search and install.
It will replace all previously stored digital TV/radio channels.
Once complete, press OK to exit.
Update:
Press OK to start new channels search and install.
This adds only the new channels to your existing preset list, after
the last free preset position. New channels refer to the channels
that are currently not installed. Once complete, press OK to
exit.
Check Signal:
Press OK to display signal strength and quality information of the
digital tuner. It will help to find the best position of antenna.
Use
keys to change the frequency or channel number and
press OK to check the signal quality. Position the antenna at the
area where the maximum signal quality is reached.
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System Menu Options (continued)
Setup settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Clock
Clock preset:
Set the clock for your recorder before you can use any of the
timer recording features.
The time/date can be set automatically on this recorder if the
stored TV channel transmits a time signal.
{ Off }
– Select this before setting the time/date
manually.
{ Auto }
– The recorder will automatically detect the
first available channel which is transmitting
the time/date information.
{ AXXX } (preset channel) – Select the TV channel to use for
transmitting the time/date information.
Time:
Set the time manually.
{ 00 : 00 : 00 } – Use
keys to set the hours and minutes.
Use
keys to move in the entry field.
Once complete, press OK.
Date:
Set the date manually.
{ 01/ 01/ 2007 } – Use
keys to set the day, month and
year, Use
keys to move in the entry
field. Once complete, press OK.
Country
Select the country of your residence for auto channel tuning.
Remote control
You only need to set this if you are using more than one Philips
remote control in the same room.
Eco mode
{ Native }
– Disable second RC control function.
{ DVD }
– Enable control of this recorder using the
Philips DVD player’s remote control (not
supplied).
This is an energy saving mode.
{ Off }
– The clock will display on the recorder’s
display panel when turning off to standby
mode.
{ On }
– When you switch the recorder to standby
mode, the display panel will turn blank to
save power.
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System Menu Options (continued)
English
Setup settings (underlined options are the factory default settings)
Auto standby
DivX(R) VOD
Select to switch the recorder to standby mode when it is not in
use for a period of time.
{ On }
– Switches to auto standby mode when
playback has been stopped or paused for
more than 10 minutes.
{ Off }
– Switch off the auto standby function.
Displays the DivX® VOD registration code. Philips provides you
with the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) registration code that
allows you to rent and purchase videos using the DivX® VOD
service.
Use the registration code to purchase or rent the videos from
DivX® VOD service at www.divx.com/vod. Follow the
instructions and copy the video from your computer onto a
recordable disc for playback on this recorder.
Note: All downloaded videos from DivX® VOD can only be played
back on this recorder. For more information, visit us at
www.divx.com/vod.
Version Info
Displays the system version information. This is only an
information screen that shows the current version of software
installed in your recorder. You may require this information for
future online software upgrades.
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Setting up Progressive Scan
feature
(for Progressive Scan TV only)
The progressive scan displays twice the
number of frames per second than
interlaced scanning (ordinary normal TV
system). With nearly double the number
of lines, progressive scan offers higher
picture resolution and quality.
Before you start...
– Ensure that you have connected this
recorder to a progressive scan TV using
the Y Pb Pr connection.
– Ensure that you have completed the
initial installation and set-up.
A Turn on the TV to the correct viewing
channel for the recorder.
B Turn on the recorder and press HOME
on the remote control.
The Home menu appears.
C Select { Settings } and press OK.
The system settings menu appears.
D Select { Video output } and press OK.
Settings
Video output
Language
TV shape
Recording
Active video output
Video format
Playback
Video output
Audio output
F Select { Video format } >
{ Progressive } in the menu, then press
OK to confirm.
G Read the instructions on the TV and
English
Other Information
confirm your action by pressing OK.
The setup is now completed and you
can start to enjoy the high quality picture.
Alternatively, select { Cancel } and press
OK to go back to the previous menu.
H To exit the menu, press HOME.
If no picture is displayed:
A Disconnect the recorder’s ~MAINS from
the power supply.
B Hold down . on the front panel
whilst reconnecting its ~MAINS to the
power supply.
Helpful Hints:
– Some progressive scan TVs are not fully
compatible with this recorder, resulting in an
unnatural picture when playing back a DVD
VIDEO disc in progressive scan mode. If this
occurs, turn off the progressive scan feature
on both the recorder and your TV.
– If the HDMI video output is turned on, the
progressive output signal will change to
interlaced.
Black level
HDMI output
Tuner
Setup
E Select { Active video output } >
{ Comp. video (YUV) } in the menu,
then press OK to confirm.
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Other Information (continued)
English
Installing the latest software
Periodically Philips will issue software
upgrades to enhance user experience.
Caution! Power supply must not be
interrupted during upgrade!
A Turn on the recorder and press HOME
on the remote control.
The Home menu appears.
B Select { Settings } and press OK.
The system settings menu appears.
Settings
Setup
Language
Clock
Recording
Country
Playback
Video output
Remote control
Eco mode
Audio output
Auto standby
Tuner
DivX VOD
Version Info
Setup
C Select { Setup } and press OK.
D Select { Version Info } in the menu.
Write down the information for your
current software version.
E Visit Philips website
‘www.philips.com/support’ to check the
availability of the latest software upgrade.
Download the software onto a CD-R.
F Press OPEN/CLOSE ç on the front of
the recorder to open the disc tray.
G Insert the CD-R and press
OPEN/CLOSE ç again.
The software will start to install on
the recorder automatically.
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What kind of disc should I use for
recording?
You can only record on DVD±R, DVD±RW
or DVD+R DL discs. DVD±R/±RW is the
most compatible recordable DVD format in
the market today. They are fully compatible
with most of the existing DVD-Video players
and DVD-ROM drives in computers.
What is the capacity of a DVD±R and
DVD±RW?
4.7GB, or equivalent to six CDs. You can
store only one hour of recording on a single
disc at the highest quality (DVD standard)
and about 8 hours recording at the lowest
quality (VHS standard). The recording mode
indicates the number of hours that will fit on
a single disc.
What is the difference between
DVD±R and DVD±RW?
DVD±R is “recordable” and DVD±RW is
“erasable” and “rewritable”. With a DVD±R,
you can record multiple sessions on the
same disc. But when the disc is full, you
cannot record any more on the disc. The
DVD±RW allows you to record over the
same disc repeatedly.
What is DV?
Using DV, also known as i.LINK, you can
connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this
recorder using a single DV cable for input
and output of audio, video, data and control
signals.
– This recorder is only compatible with
DV-format (DVC-SD) camcorders.
Digital satellite tuners and Digital VHS
video recorders are not compatible.
– You cannot connect more than one DV
camcorder at a time to this recorder.
– You cannot control this recorder from
external equipment connected via the DV
IN socket.
English
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Titles and Chapters?
A DVD disc contains Titles and Chapters,
which are similar to the Titles and Chapters
of a book. A Title is often a complete movie
and is broken down into Chapters, or
individual scenes from the movies.
Title
Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter
chapter markers
Can I copy a VHS tape or DVD from
an external player?
Yes, but only if the VHS tape or DVD is not
copy protected.
Programmes are recorded as a single title.
They may consist of one chapter or a few
chapters within a title, depending on the
recording settings.
How do I set up Titles and Chapters?
The recorder will automatically create a new
Title every time you start a new recording.
You can then add Chapters to these
recordings manually or have them
automatically inserted at a specific intervals.
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Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
English
What does “finalising” a disc do?
Finalising a disc locks the disc so it can no
longer be recorded. This is only required for
DVD±R. It will then be compatible with
virtually any DVD player. To remove a disc
without finalising it, simply stop recording
and eject the disc. You will still be able to
record on the disc if there is storage space
for more recordings.
How good is the quality of the
recording?
There are a few picture quality levels to
choose from, ranging from “HQ” (1 hour
recording at high quality) to “SEP” (8 hours
recording at VHS quality) on a recordable
DVD.
Record Mode
HQ (high quality)
SP (standard play)
SPP (standard play plus)
LP (long play)
EP (extended play)
SLP (super long play)
SEP (super extended play)
Hours of recording that can be stored
on an empty DVD recordable disc.
1
2
2.5
3
4
6
8
1 hr 55 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
4 hrs 35 mins
5 hrs 30 mins
7 hrs 20 mins
11 hrs 5 mins
14 hrs 45 mins
What is HDMI?
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
is a high-speed digital interface that can
transmit uncompressed high definition video
and digital multichannel audio. It delivers
perfect picture and sound quality, completely
free from noise. HDMI is fully backwardcompatible with DVI.
As required by the HDMI standard,
connecting to HDMI or DVI products
without HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital
Content Protection) will result in no Video
or Audio output.
What is MHEG?
Multimedia and Hypermedia information
coding Expert Group - (MHEG) is an ISO
standard encoding for multimedia and
hypermedia information, designed to
facilitate use and interchange of information
in varied domains such as games, electronic
publishing and applications. MHEG integrated
devices allows digital TV subscribers to
navigate through a screen of menu options
using specialised links.
What is DVB?
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a
standard for digital television maintained by
the DVB Project. This recorder has an
integrated digital TV tuner (DVB-T) that
enables reception of free digital video and
radio broadcasts via a terrestrial antenna. It
offers the best possible digital audio and
video quality.
More stations can be transmitted in the same
frequency band and additional media services
such as city guides, web-content are possible.
The number of these free-to-air stations
might vary from country to country.
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Why does it take so long to display the
contents on my USB device?
– This could be due to the large numbers
of files (>500 files/folders) or size of the
files (>1MB).
– There could be other non-supported files
in the device that the system is trying to
read/display.
What if un-supported devices (e.g.,
USB mouse, keyboards) are plugged
into the system?
The device may cause the system to be
unstable. Remove the unsupported device
and unplug the mains cord. Wait for a few
minutes before reconnecting the mains cord
and power on the system again.
What happens when I plug in a USB
HDD?
HDD is not supported as the large storage
capacity makes navigation very difficult.
Transfer the music files (mp3) and photos
(jpg) into a flash drive.
Why does the system fail to detect my
USB portable music player?
The portable music player may require
propriety software and may not work with
this system to access the contents (eg.
playlist).
What types of file does the system
support?
We support only FAT16 and FAT32, not
NTFS.
Why does the file name appear to be
different from what was displayed on my
computer (e.g., from “Good Bye. jpg” to
“Good_B~1.jpg”)?
– The length of the file name is restricted
by the file system of the device (FAT16),
which only supports eight (8) characters.
– The computer may be able to display the
full file name as the operating system can
convert the file system.
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Frequently Asked Questions (continued)
Is simultaneous USB and Disc playback
possible?
This is not possible due to memory
limitation.
Why can’t I rotate the pictures in my
device?
In order to rotate the pictures in the USB
device, the picture must contain EXIF
information, stored by most digital cameras.
This EXIF information may have been
removed when you edit or copy the picture
from other devices using editing
programmes.
Why can’t the system play some of my
music files, photos or movies?
The music files may not be playable because
of different formats and encoding bit-rates.
Similarly, the photos may be of low
resolution or too high resolution for the
system to support.
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Troubleshooting
English
WARNING!
Under no circumstances should you try to repair the system yourself, as this
will invalidate the warranty. Do not open the system as there is a risk of
electric shock.
If a fault occurs, first check the points listed below before taking the system for
repair. If you are unable to solve a problem by following these hints, consult
your dealer or Philips for help.
Problem (General)
Solution
No power.
– Press the STANDBY-ON button on the front of the
recorder to turn on the system.
– Ensure that the mains cord is properly connected and
the AC outlet has power.
The message “IS THE TV
ON?” appears on the
display panel.
– This recorder will not operate until you complete the
first installation. Read chapter “Step 3: Installation and
Set-up” for details.
The buttons on the
recorder do not work.
– There is a technical problem. Disconnect the recorder
from the power outlet for 30 seconds, then connect
again. If the recorder still will not operate, then reset it
to the default factory settings :
1) Disconnect the recorder from the power outlet.
2) Press and hold down OPEN/CLOSE button on the
front of the recorder while reconnecting to the power
outlet.
3) Release OPEN/CLOSE button when “INIT” appears
on the display.
4) Wait until the recorder’s demo start scrolling on the
display, press STANDBY-ON again to turn on the
recorder. All the information stored in the memory
(programmes, time) will be cleared. The initial
installation menu will be displayed on the TV.
Remote control does not
work.
– Aim the remote control directly at the sensor on the
front of this recorder (not towards TV).
– Remove any obstacles between recorder and the remote
control.
– Batteries are weak, replace the batteries.
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Problem (General)
Solution
No picture.
– Turn on your TV and set it to the correct Video In
channel for the recorder. You may go to Channel 1 on
your TV, then press the channel down button on your
TV’s remote control until you see the recorder’s built-in
live TV.
– Check the video connection between the recorder and
the TV.
No sound.
– Check the recorder audio connection. Read chapter
“Basic Recorder Connections - Connecting the audio
cables” for details.
– Set the Analogue output or Digital output correctly,
based on the device you have connected to this
recorder. Read chapter “System Menu Options - Audio
output settings” for details.
No TV signal received
from the recorder.
– Ensure that the antenna cables are correctly connected.
Read chapter “Step 1: Basic Recorder Connections Connecting the antenna cables” for details.
– Install the TV channel. Read chapter “System Menu
Options - Tuner settings” for details.
The message ‘Unknown
data’ appears.
– This message may appear if you insert a disc that
contains junk data. DVD±Rs that have not been finalised
are very sensitive to fingerprints, dust, or dirt. This may
cause problems during recording. To use the disc again,
do the following :
1) Ensure that the surface of the disc is clean.
2) Press OPEN/CLOSE on this recorder.
3) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
4) Hold down button number { 5 } on the remote control
until the tray closes. This recorder will start the repair
process.
5) If the disc is recovered, the Picture Index screen will
appear.
The message ‘NO
SIGNAL’ appears.
– Ensure that the antenna cable is plugged in firmly.
– No aerial signal received for the current channel or no
video signal received from the external input channel
(EXT1, EXT2, CAM1 or CAM2).
– If you connect the recorder to a Cable Box/Satellite
Receiver, ensure that it is turned on.
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Problem (Playback)
Solution
Disc will not play.
– Insert the disc with the label facing up.
– The child lock is on. Read chapter “System Menu
Options - Playback settings - Child lock” for details.
– Wrong region code. The DVD must be coded for ALL
regions or Region 2 in order to play on this recorder.
– There is no recording on the disc or wrong disc type.
Read chapter “Playback from Disc - Playable discs” for
details.
– Ensure that the disc is not scratched or warped.
The picture is distorted
or black and white during
playback.
– The disc does not match with the TV colour system
standard (PAL/NTSC).
– The disc is dirty. Clean the disc.
– Sometimes a small amount of picture distortion may
appear. This is not a malfunction.
There is picture or sound
interference with the TV
reception.
– Check that the antenna cable is plugged in firmly.
– Fine-tune your TV channel. Read chapter “System Menu
Options - Tuner settings – { Analog Install – Manual
install – Finetune }” for details.
Distorted sound coming
from a connected hi-fi
amplifier.
– Do not connect any cables from this recorder to the
‘Phono’ input of your amplifier.
– If you are playing a 5.1 music disc (CD with DTS audio),
connect the COAXIAL (DIGITAL OUT) socket of this
recorder to the digital DTS receiver. If the receiver does
not support DTS, you might hear distorted sounds.
Unable to play DivX®
movies.
– Ensure that the DivX® file is encoded according to the
‘Home Theatre Profile’ with the DivX® encoder.
– Check if the DivX® movie downloaded is a complete
file.
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Problem (Recording)
Solution
The message ‘Insert
recordable disc’ appears.
– Either no disc was inserted or the disc that was inserted
cannot be used for recordings. Insert a recordable DVD
(DVD±R, DVD±RW, or DVD+R Double Layer).
The message ‘Collision’
appears.
– The timer recording overlaps with another timer
recording.
– If you ignore this warning, the programmed recording
with the earlier start time will start first.
– Change the information for one of the two recordings.
– Delete one of the two recordings
Recordings are not
occurring as scheduled.
New recordings cannot
be made.
– Ensure that the recorder’s time and date are set
correctly. Read chapter “System Menu Options - Setup
settings – { Clock }” for details.
– Two timer programmes may have overlapped, in which
case only the earlier one will record completely.
– You cannot use the recorder to duplicate copyright
material (DVDs or videotapes) onto a recordable DVD,
“COPY PROT” will be displayed.
The index screen flickers
when a DVD±R is
inserted.
– You can finalise the disc using the following function:
1) Press OPEN/CLOSE on this recorder to open the disc
tray.
2) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
3) Hold down button number { 4 } on the remote control
until the tray closes. “FINALIZING” appears on the
display panel.
4) If finalising has been successful, the Picture Index
screen will appear.
The wrong TV channel was
decoded (recorded) after
you programmed a
recording using the
SHOWVIEW® /VIDEO Plus+®
system.
1) Enter the SHOWVIEW® programming number/ Plus
Code of the desired TV channel.
2) Press OK to confirm.
3) Check the channel number in the {Program #} input
field. If this does not correspond to the desired TV
channel, select this entry field and change the channel
number.
4) Press OK to confirm.
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English
Problem (Recording)
Solution
Picture is fuzzy and
– This happens if you try to copy DVDs or video tapes
brightness varies when
that have been copy-protected. Even though the picture
played back your recording.
on the TV is fine, the recording on the recordable DVD
is faulty. This interference is unavoidable with copyprotected DVDs or video tapes.
– The recordable DVD has a limited recording lifetime,
use a new disc for recording.
A DVD±R/±RW recorded
on this DVD recorder does
not playback on a DVD
player.
– If a recording is too short, it is possible that a DVD
player cannot detect it.
– You have to finalise the DVD±R. Read chapter
“Finalising the DVD±R for playback” for details.
– You have to make the DVD±RW compatible. Read
chapter “Making the edited DVD±RW compatible” for
details.
The DVD±RW cannot be
used for recording on this
recorder.
– The disc contains recordings made on another recorder
or a personal computer. You have to re-format the
DVD±RW.
1) Press OPEN/CLOSE on this recorder to open the disc
tray.
2) Insert the disc but do not close the tray.
3) Hold down button number { 0 } on the remote
control until the disc tray closes.
4) Start recording on the DVD±RW before you remove
it from the disc tray.
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Problem (USB/HDMI)
Solution
The contents of the USB flash – The USB flash drive format is not compatible with the
system.
drive cannot be read.
– Drive is formatted with a different file system which is
not supported by this DVD system (e.g., NTFS).
Slow operation of the USB
flash drive.
– Large file size or high memory USB flash drive takes
longer time to read and display on the TV.
No audio output from HDMI
connection.
– You will not hear any sound from the HDMI output if
the source device is only DVI/HDCP (High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection)-compatible.
– It is not possible to output SACD or copy-controlled
DVD-Audio sources from the HDMI connection.
– Ensure that you have selected a suitable audio output
setting. Read chapter “System Menu Options - Audio
output settings – { HDMI Audio }” for details.
No video output from HDMI
connection.
– Ensure that you have activated this recorder as the
HDMI input in the settings for the device you are
using. Press HOME on the remote control, select
{ Settings } and then select { Video output Settings }.
Ensure { Active video output } is set to { HDMI
output }.
– HDMI connection can only be made to HDMIequipped devices with HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital
Content Protection). If you wish to connect to a DVI
connector (equipped with HDCP), you will need a
separate adaptor (DVI to HDMI).
– When connecting to a non-HDCP compliant TV, the
HDCP warning message will appear only on the
analogue video output.
– When the HDMI and component video are used to
connect to a TV at the same time, it can be no picture
output from the component video connection.
Disconnect the HDMI cable.
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Display panel symbols/messages
English
The following symbols/messages may
appear on your recorder display:
DISC UPDATE
The disc is being updated after editing is
complete.
EMPTY DISC
00:00
Multifunction display/text line
– Title/track number
– Total/elapsed/remaining title/track time
– Disc/title name
– Error or warning messages
– Additional information regarding the disc
– TV channel number or source of video
– Clock (This is displayed in Standby mode).
– TV programme title
Inserted disc is new or has been completely
erased (no recordings present).
FREE TITLE
An empty title was selected.
FINALIZING
The DVD±R disc is being finalised.
HOME
The Home menu display is on.
PRO SCAN
INFO_DVD
The video output is in progressive scan quality.
Information on the inserted DVD is displayed
on the TV.
X TIMER
A timer recording has been programmed or is
active.
INIT
CLOSING
INSTALL
Disc tray is closing.
After the automatic channel search, the menu
for setting the time/date appears on the TV.
The recorder has been turned on.
COMPATIBLE
The recorder is busy making changes to make
the disc DVD-compatible.
COPY PROT
The DVD/video cassette you are trying to
copy is copy-protected.
IS THE TV ON?
The recorder is currently in the first
installation mode. Turn on your TV and read
the chapter ‘Installation and Set-up’ in the user
manual.
MAX CHAP
DATA DISC
The disc contains DivX, MP3,WMA and JPEG
files
The maximum number of chapters per title
disc has been reached. The maximum number
of chapters per title is 99, and 255 per disc.
DISC ERR
MAX TITLE
An error occurred when writing the title. If
this happens often, clean the disc or use a new
one.
The maximum number of titles has been
reached for the disc. Each disc can have a
maximum of 49 titles.
DISC FULL
NO DISC
Disc is full. There is no storage space for new
recordings.
No disc has been inserted. If a disc has been
inserted, then it is possible that the disc cannot
be read.
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Display panel symbols/messages (continued)
English
NOSIGNAL
No signal or poor signal strength.
NTSC DISC
A disc with NTSC recordings has been
inserted and an attempt was made to record a
PAL signal. Insert a new disc or use a disc
containing PAL recordings.
OPENING
Disc tray is opening.
PAL DISC
A disc with PAL recordings has been inserted
and an attempt was made to record an NTSC
signal. Insert a new disc or use a disc
containing NTSC recordings.
PHILIPS
The recorder has been turned on from
standby mode.
PHOTO
The disc inserted contains jpeg files.
PROTECTED
Recorded title is protected and cannot be
deleted/overwritten.
READING
Disc is being recognised by the recorder.
SYS MENU
The on-screen menu display is on.
GUIDE (For UK only)
The TV Guide or Electronic Programme Guide
display is on.
USB
The contents menu of the connected USB
device is displayed.
UPDATING MENU
After a successful recording, the list of disc
contents is updated.
UPTODATE
The recorder software has been updated.
VCD
A VCD has been loaded into the recorder.
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Glossary
English
Analogue audio: Sound that has not been
turned into numbers. Analogue sound is
available with you use the AUDIO LEFT/
RIGHT. These red and white sockets send
audio through two channels, the left nd right.
Aspect ratio: Aspect ratio refers to the
length to height ratio of TV screens. The
ratio of a standard TV is 4:3, while the ratio
of a high-definition or wide TV is 16:9. The
letter box allows you to enjoy a picture with
a wider perspective on a standard 4:3 screen.
Digital audio: Sound signal that has been
converted into numerical values. Digital
sound is available when you use the
COAXIAL (DIGITAL OUT). These sockets
send audio through multiple channels, instead
of just two channels as analogue does.
Disc menu: A screen display prepared for
allowing selection of images, sounds,
subtitles, multi-angles, etc recorded on a
DVD.
DivX®: The DivX® code is a patent pending,
MPEG-4 based video compression
technology, developed by DivX® Inc., that can
shrink digital video to sizes small enough to
be transported over the internet, while
maintaining high visual quality.
Dolby Digital: A surround sound system
developed by Dolby Laboratories containing
up to six channels of digital audio (front left
and right, surround left and right, centre and
subwoofer).
DTS: Digital Theatre Systems. This is a
surround sound system, but it is different
from Dolby Digital. The formats were
developed by different companies.
JPEG-EXIF: JPEG-Exchangeable Image File.
A file format developed by Fuji Photo Film
for digital still cameras. Digital cameras from
various manufacturers use this compressed
file format which carries date, time and
thumbnails information, as well as the picture
data.
Finalise: A process that makes playback of a
recorded DVD±R or CD-R possible on
device that can play such media. You can
finalise DVD±R on this unit. After finalising,
the disc becomes play only and you can no
longer record or edit on the disc.
HDCP: High-bandwidth Digital Content
Protection is a specification that provides a
secure transmission of digital contents
between different devices (to prevent
unauthorised copyright).
Index Picture Screen: A screen that gives
an overview of a DVD±RW or DVD±R. An
Index Picture represents each recording.
JPEG: A very common digital still picture
format. A still-picture data compression
system proposed by the Joint Photographic
Expert Group, which features small decrease
in image quality in spite of its high
compression ratio. Files are recognised by
their file extension “JPG or JPEG”.
MP3: A file format with a sound data
compression system. “MP3” is the
abbreviation of Motion Picture Experts
Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio Layer 3. By
using the MP3 format, one CD-R or CD-RW
can contain about 10 times more data than a
regular CD. Files are recognised by their file
extension “.MP3”.
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Glossary (continued)
English
MPEG: Motion Picture Experts Group. A
collection of compression systems for digital
audio and video.
PBC: Playback Control. A system of
navigating a Video CD/Super VCD through
on-screen menus recorded onto the disc.
You can enjoy interactive playback and
searching.
PCM: Pulse Code Modulation. A digital
audio encoding system.
Progressive Scan: The progressive scan
displays twice the number of frames per
seconds than ordinary TV system. It offers
higher picture resolution and quality.
Region code: A system allowing discs to be
played only in the region designated. This
unit will only play discs that have compatible
region codes. You can find the region code
of your unit by looking on the product label.
Some discs are compatible with more than
one region (or ALL regions).
S-Video: Produces a clear picture by
sending separate signals for the luminance
and the colour. You can use S-Video only if
your TV has an S-Video In socket.
Surround: A system for creating realistic
three dimensional sound fields full of realism
by arranging multiple speakers around the
listener.
Composite video (CVBS): A single video
signal commonly used in most consumer
video products.
WMA: Windows Media Audio. Refers to an
audio compression technology developed by
Microsoft Corporation. WMA data can be
encoded by using Windows Media Player
version 9 or Windows Media Player for
Windows XP. Files are recognised by their
file extension “WMA”.
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Specifications
English
Recording media
•
DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW, DVD+R Double
Layer
•
DVD-Video, Video CD/SVCD, Audio CD,
CD-R/CD-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW,
Picture CD, MP3-CD, MP3-DVD, WMA-CD,
USB flash drive
•
•
•
•
A/D Converter: 10 bit, 54 MHz
D/A Converter: 13 bit, 162 MHz
Picture enhancement: Progressive Scan
HDMI version: 1.1
•
•
A/D Converter: 16 bit, 48 kHz
D/A Converter: 24 bit, 96 kHz
•
•
•
•
Audio compression: Dolby Digital
Compression formats: MPEG2
Recording modes: High Quality (HQ), Standard
Play (SP), Standard Play Plus (SPP), Long Play
(LP), Super Long Play (SLP), Extended Play (EP),
Super Extended Play (SEP)
Recording system: PAL
•
•
Compression formats: MPEG2, MPEG1
Video disc playback system: NTSC, PAL
•
Compression formats: Dolby Digital, MPEG2
Multichannel, PCM, MP3, WMA
MPEG1 bit rates: 64-384 kbps and VBR
Connectivity
•
Playback media
Picture/ Display
•
Sound
Rear Connections
– RF antenna in (DVB in)
– RF TV out
– Scart 1 (CVBS, RGB out)
– Scart 2 (CVBS, RGB in)
– Component Video out (Progressive/
Interlaced)
– S-Video out
– Video out (CVBS)
– Audio left/right out
– Digital Coaxial out
– HDMI out
– Mains
Front Connections
– DV in (i.LINK)
– S-Video in
– Video in (CVBS)
– Audio left/right in
– USB
Video Recording
Convenience
•
•
Electronic Programme Guide: TV Guide
(UK only)
Programmable events: 30
Programming/ Timer Enhancement:
– Automatic Satellite Recording
– Direct Record
– Daily/Weekly repeat programme
– One Touch Recording
– Timer Recording: Manual, SHOWVIEW®,
VIDEO Plus+®
– VPS/PDC recording control
Ease of installation: Auto install
•
•
•
Power supply: 220-240 V, ~50 Hz
Power consumption: 23 W
Standby power consumption: < 3.2 W
•
•
Dimensions (WxHxD): 435 x 43 x 324.5 mm
Net Weight: 3.0 kg
•
•
Video Playback
Audio Playback
•
Tuner/ Reception/ Transmission
•
•
TV system: PAL, SECAM
Dual Tuner : Digital (DVB-Terrestrial) and
Analogue Tuner
Power
Cabinet
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
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TV System Guide
COUNTRY
VHF
AFGHANISTAN
ALBANIA
ALGERIA
ANGOLA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
AZORES
BAHAMAS
BAHRAIN
BANGLADESH
BARBADOS
BELGIUM
BERMUDA
BOLIVIA
BOTSWANA
BRAZIL
BRUNEI
BULGARIA
BURKINA FASO
BURMA
BURUNDI
CAMBODIA
CAMEROON
CANADA
CANARY ISLANDS
CHAD
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
COSTA RICA
CROATIA
CUBA
CYPRUS
CZECH REPUBLIC
DAHOMEY
DENMARK
DJIBOUTI
DOMINICAN REP
ECUADOR
EGYPT
EL SALVADOR
EQUAT. GUINEA
ESTONIA
ETHIOPIA
FIJI
FINLAND
FRANCE
FRENCH POLYNESIA
GABON
GAMBIA
GERMANY
GHANA
GIBRALTAR
GREECE
GREENLAND
GUADELOUPE
GUAM
GUATEMALA
GUINEA
GUYANA (FRENCH)
HONDURAS
PAL/SECAM B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL I
PAL N
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL I
PAL M
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM K1
NTSC M
SECAM K1
NTSC M
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
SECAM K1
NTSC M
PAL D
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL D
SECAM K1
PAL B
SECAM B
NTSC M
NTSC M
SECAM B/PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL B (was SECAM)
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM L
SECAM K1
SECAM K1
PAL I
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B (was SECAM)
NTSC/PAL B
SECAM K1
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL K
SECAM K1
NTSC M
UHF
PAL G
PAL G
PAL N
PAL H
PAL G
PAL G
PAL H
NTSC M
PAL M
PAL B
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
NTSC M
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL G
PAL K
PAL G
SECAM G
NTSC M
NTSC M
SECAM G/PAL G
NTSC M
DVD REGIONS
5
2
5
5
4
4
2
4
2
5
4
2
4
5
4
2
5
5
3
5
1
2
5
4
6
4
4
2
4
2
PAL D
PAL G
2
5
4
4
2
4
5
5
5
PAL G
SECAM L
2
2
PAL G
PAL G
PAL H
PAL G
NTSC M
NTSC M
5
5
2
5
2
2
2
1
4
5
4
4
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TV System Guide (continued)
COUNTRY
VHF
UHF
DVD REGIONS
LIBYA
LITHUANIA
LUXEMBOURG
MADAGASCAR
MADEIRA
MALAGASY
MALAWI
MALAYSIA
MALI
MALTA
MARTINIQUE
MAURITANIA
MAURITIUS
MEXICO
MONACO
MONGOLIA
MOROCCO
MOZAMBIQUE
NAMIBIA
NEPAL
NETHERLANDS
NETH. ANTILLES
NEW CALEDONIA
NEW GUINEA
NEW ZEALAND
NICARAGUA
NIGER
NIGERIA
NORWAY
OMAN
PAKISTAN
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
PERU
PHILIPPINES
POLAND
PORTUGAL
PUERTO RICO
QATAR
REUNION
RUMANIA
RUSSIA
RWANDA
SABAH/SAWARA
ST. KITTS
SAMOA (US)
SAUDI ARABIA
SENEGAL
SEYCHELLES
SIERRA LEONE
SINGAPORE
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
SOMALIA
SOUTH AFRICA
SPAIN
SRI LANKA
SUDAN
SURINAM
SWAZILAND
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
SYRIA
SECAM B
PAL D (was SECAM)
PAL B/SECAM L
SECAM K1
PAL B
SECAM K1
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM K1
PAL B
SECAM K1
SECAM B
SECAM B
NTSC M
SECAM L
SECAM D
SECAM B
PAL B
PAL I
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
SECAM K1
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
SECAM K1
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL N
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL D
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
SECAM K1
PAL D
SECAM D
SECAM K1
PAL B
NTSC M
NTSC M
SECAM-B/PAL-B
PAL
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
PAL
PAL B
PAL I
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
NTSC M
PAL B
PAL B
PAL B
SECAM B
SECAM G
PAL K
PAL G/SEC L
5
5
2
5
PAL G
5
3
5
2
PAL H
NTSC M
5
5
4
2
5
5
5
5
PAL G
NTSC M
2
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
4
4
4
5
5
2
2
5
4
4
4
3
2
2
1
2
PAL G
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL N
NTSC M
NTSC M
PAL K
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL K
SECAM K
2
5
5
NTSC M
SECAM G
PAL G
PAL G
PAL G
PAL
PAL G
PAL I
PAL G
PAL G
NTSC M
PAL G
PAL G
PAL G
1
2
5
5
5
2
5
2
2
5
5
4
2
2
2
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English
Meet Philips at the Internet
http://www.philips.com
http://www.philips.com/welcome
DVDR5500
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
3139 245 25722
Philips Customer Care phone numbers:
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
0820 901114
070 222 303
3525 8759
09 2311 3415
08 9165 0005
0180 5 356 767
0 0800 3122 1280
01 601 1777
199 404 041
40 6661 5644
0900 8407
2270 8111
2 1359 1442
902 888 784
08 5792 9100
0844 800 544
0906 1010 016
€ 0.20/ min
€ 0.17/ min
local
local
€ 0.23/ min
€ 0.12/ min
free
local
€ 0.25/ min
local
€ 0.20/ min
local
local
€ 0.15/ min
local
local
£ 0.15/ min
Sgp0722/05-1
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