Sony | RDR-GX3 | Sony RDR-GX3 Operating Instructions

3-084-640-E1(1)
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-GX3
© 2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open
the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
personnel only.
The mains lead must only be changed at
a qualified service shop.
SHOWVIEW is a registered trademark of
Gemstar Development Corporation. The
SHOWVIEW system is manufactured
under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
Precautions
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits set out in
the EMC Directive using a connection
cable shorter than 3 metres.
On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the cabinet, unplug the recorder and have
it checked by qualified personnel before
operating it any further.
On power sources
This appliance is classified as a CLASS
1 LASER product. The CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT MARKING is
located on the rear exterior.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. As the
laser beam used in this DVD recorder is
harmful to eyes, do not attempt to
disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
DANGER
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
ATTENTION
RAYONNEMENT VISIBLE ET INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.
EXPOSITION DANGERUSE AU FAISCEAU.
VORSICHT
SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET.
NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
ADVARSEL
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES.
UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VARNING
SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD.
STRÅLEN ÄR FARLIG.
VARO!
NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖN AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEN.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the enclosure.
Notice for customers in the United
Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
A moulded plug complying with
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need
to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved
by ASTA or BSI to BS1362, (i.e.,
marked with
or mark) must be
used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment
has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to
attach the fuse cover after you change
the fuse. Never use the plug without the
fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse
cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
Precautions
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s
operating voltage is identical with your
local power supply.
• To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, on the apparatus.
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WARNING
• The recorder is not disconnected from
the AC power source (mains) as long as
it is connected to the wall outlet, even
if the recorder itself has been turned
off.
• If you are not going to use the recorder
for a long time, be sure to disconnect
the recorder from the wall outlet. To
disconnect the AC power cord (mains
lead), grasp the plug itself; never pull
the cord.
On placement
• Place the recorder in a location with
adequate ventilation to prevent heat
build-up in the recorder.
• Do not place the recorder on a soft
surface such as a rug that might block
the ventilation holes.
• Do not place the recorder in a confined
space such as a bookshelf or similar
unit.
• Do not place the recorder in a location
near heat sources, or in a place subject
to direct sunlight, excessive dust, or
mechanical shock.
• Do not place the recorder in an inclined
position. It is designed to be operated
in a horizontal position only.
• Keep the recorder and discs away from
equipment with strong magnets, such
as microwave ovens, or large
loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
On operation
• If the recorder is brought directly from
a cold to a warm location, or is placed
in a very damp room, moisture may
condense on the lenses inside the
recorder. Should this occur, the
recorder may not operate properly. In
this case, remove the disc and leave the
recorder turned on for about half an
hour until the moisture evaporates.
• When you move the recorder, take out
any discs. If you don’t, the disc may be
damaged.
On recording
• Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated if the recording or
playback is not made due to a
malfunction of the recorder, disc, etc.
• Make trial recordings before taking the
actual recording.
On adjusting volume
Do not turn up the volume while
listening to a section with very low level
inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak
level section is played.
On cleaning
Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls
with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
a mild detergent solution. Do not use any
type of abrasive pad, scouring powder or
solvent such as alcohol or benzine.
On cleaning discs
Do not use a commercially available
cleaning disc. It may cause a
malfunction.
Copyrights
• Television programmes, films, video
tapes, discs, and other materials may be
copyrighted. Unauthorized recording
of such material may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws. Also,
use of this recorder with cable
television transmission may require
authorization from the cable television
transmitter and/or programme owner.
• This product incorporates copyright
protection technology that is protected
by method claims of certain U.S.
patents, other intellectual property
rights owned by Macrovision
Corporation, and other rights owners.
Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by
Macrovision Corporation, and is
intended for home and other limited
viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or
disassembly is prohibited.
Music discs encoded with
copyright protection
technologies
This product is designed to playback
discs that conform to the Compact Disc
(CD) standard.
Recently, various music discs encoded
with copyright protection technologies
are marketed by some record companies.
Please be aware that among those discs,
there are some that do not conform to the
CD standard and may not be playable by
this product.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Caution: This recorder is capable of
holding a still video image or on-screen
display image on your television screen
indefinitely. If you leave the still video
image or on-screen display image
displayed on your TV for an extended
period of time you risk permanent
damage to your television screen.
Plasma display panels and projection
televisions are especially susceptible to
this.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your recorder, please consult
your nearest Sony dealer.
Notes about the discs
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc
by its edge. Do not touch the surface.
Dust, fingerprints, or scratches on the
disc may cause it to malfunction.
• Do not expose the disc to direct
sunlight or heat sources such as hot air
ducts, or leave it in a car parked in
direct sunlight as the temperature may
rise considerably inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc from the centre out.
Copy guard function
Since the recorder has a copy guard
function, programmes received through
an external tuner (not supplied) may
contain copy protection signals (copy
guard function) and as such may not be
recordable, depending on the type of
signal.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available
cleaners, or anti-static spray intended
for vinyl LPs.
• Do not use the following discs.
– A disc that has a non-standard shape
(e.g., card, heart).
– A disc with a label or sticker on it.
– A disc that has cellophane tape or
sticker adhesive on it.
Precautions
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Table of Contents
Recording/Timer Recording
Before Recording .................................... 35
WARNING ...................................................2
Precautions ................................................2
Notes about the discs..................................... 3
Features ......................................................6
Recording....................................................... 6
Playback......................................................... 6
Editing a disc.................................................. 6
About This Manual .....................................7
DVD Recorder Basics ................................8
Guide to Parts and Controls ...................11
Front panel ...................................................11
Remote .........................................................12
Front panel display....................................... 14
Rear panel ....................................................14
Basic Hookups and Settings
Quick Overview ........................................15
Step 1: Unpacking ...................................16
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable ......16
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords .....17
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords .....19
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead .......21
Step 6: Inserting the Batteries ................22
Step 7: Easy Setup ..................................22
Setting Up the Remote ............................25
35
36
36
36
37
Recording TV programmes .................... 38
Using the Quick Timer function ....................
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes ...........................................
Checking the disc status while recording .....
Creating chapters in a title ...........................
39
40
40
40
Timer Recording ..................................... 41
Setting the timer manually (Standard).......... 41
Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings
(Timer List) ............................................. 43
Recording TV programmes using the
ShowView system .................................. 44
Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality
and Size .............................................. 46
Recording From Connected Equipment
With a Timer (Synchro Rec) .............. 47
Recording From Connected Equipment
Without a Timer .................................. 48
Playback
Before Playing ......................................... 50
Playable discs .............................................. 50
Playing Discs ........................................... 51
Controlling TVs with the remote ................... 25
If you have a Sony DVD player or more than
one Sony DVD recorder ......................... 26
Using the DVD’s Menu................................. 52
Basic operations/Changing the playback
speed...................................................... 53
Connecting a VCR or Similar Recording
Device to the LINE3 Jack ...................27
Connecting a VCR or Similar Recording
Device to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN
jacks .....................................................27
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital
Tuner ....................................................28
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus
Decoder ...............................................28
Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc .... 54
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track ...... 56
Checking the Play Information and Playing
Time .................................................... 57
Connecting a decoder .................................. 28
Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels .......... 28
Operating the Recorder
Guide to Displays ....................................31
System Menu ...............................................
Title List........................................................
Tool ..............................................................
Sub-menu.....................................................
31
32
32
33
How to Use the Displays .........................33
How to Enter Characters .........................34
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Recordable discs..........................................
About recording formats...............................
Recording mode...........................................
Unrecordable pictures ..................................
Checking the available disc space
(Disc Info) ...............................................
Table of Contents
Checking the playing time in the front panel
display .................................................... 58
Selecting the Sound ............................... 58
Checking the audio signal format................. 59
TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS) ...... 59
Changing the Angles .............................. 60
Displaying the Subtitles ......................... 61
Adjusting the Playback Picture and
Sound .................................................. 61
Adjusting the picture quality ......................... 61
Adjusting the sound quality .......................... 62
Editing a DVD
Before Editing ......................................... 63
Checking the disc type, recording format, and
title type .................................................. 63
Edit options for DVD-RWs (Video mode)/
DVD+RWs/DVD-Rs................................ 63
Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode) ......... 64
Basic Editing ........................................... 65
Labelling a title (Title Name)........................
Protecting a title (Protect)............................
Erasing a title (Erase)..................................
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) ............
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) .......
Creating chapters manually.........................
65
65
66
66
67
68
Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit) ............ 68
Creating a Playlist title from other titles .......
Moving a Playlist title (Move).......................
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) ....................
Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine) ..............................................
Additional Playlist edit functions ..................
68
71
71
72
72
Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing a
Disc ..................................................... 73
Labelling a disc (Disc Name).......................
Protecting a disc (Protect Disc) ...................
Finalizing a disc (Finalize) ...........................
Erasing all the titles on the disc
(Erase All) ..............................................
Reformatting a disc (Format).......................
73
73
74
74
75
Settings and Adjustments
About the Setup Display Structure ....... 76
Using the Setup Displays ....................... 77
Settings (Basic Settings) ........................ 78
Video Settings ......................................... 82
Audio Settings ......................................... 83
Features Settings .................................... 85
Options Settings ..................................... 87
Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder) ................... 88
Additional Information
Troubleshooting ...................................... 89
Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers appear in the
display) ............................................... 93
Specifications .......................................... 94
Glossary ................................................... 95
Language Code List ................................ 96
Index ......................................................... 97
Quick Guide to DVD Disc Types
............................................... Back cover
Table of Contents
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Features
Playback
Easy playback with the Title List menu
(page 54)
This recorder can play DVDs or CDs, record on DVD-Rs, DVDRWs or DVD+RWs, and by using a variety of editing functions,
you can enjoy editing recorded programmes and other images.
The recorder will display all of the titles you recorded on a disc
in a list display, called the “Title List.” By selecting a title from
the Title List menu, you can easily start playing or editing the
disc. Moreover, you can have the recorder show the title’s
contents using thumbnail images.
Title List
Recording
-RW.VR
Dual RW compatible (page 35)
Sort
The recorder is compatible with rewritable disc types, DVD-RW
and DVD+RW, and the write-once type, DVD-R. These
available disc types accommodate a wide range of uses, such as
recording programmes and creating personal video libraries.
These discs can be played back on a wide variety of other DVD
equipment.
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
1
AAB
My Movies
13:00-14:00
Date
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Number
2
Title
DEF
20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M)
3
AAB
9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M)
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
SP
DEF
SLP
AAB
EP
GHI
SLP
TV Virtual Surround Settings, “TVS” (page 59)
Using only your TV’s stereo speakers, the recorder is capable of
reproducing dynamic surround sound from DVD-Video
software’s multi-channel audio signals. There are four surround
modes to choose from.
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
DVD-R
Various recording/timer recording functions
(page 35)
In addition to the usual recording functions, such as Timer
Recording, ShowView, and PDC/VPS, Synchro Rec allows
synchronized recording with a set top box or similar device. The
recorder also automatically searches for available blank space on
the disc after you press the Rec button. No searching is required
on your part — a feature possible only with a DVD recorder.
Adjustments for both recording and playback
picture (page 46, 61)
The recorder allows you to adjust the picture quality of input
sources, such as a VCR, which can then be recorded on a DVD.
For instance, if you want to create an archive of your VHS tapes,
you can adjust the recording picture quality to compensate for
the quality of the tapes. Various picture quality adjustments are
also available for DVD-Video software playback.
Automatic naming of programme titles using
Teletext* (page 85)
When recording programmes using this recorder, the recorder
automatically takes programme label information from the
Teletext service and stores it as the title name. If there is no
Teletext service or if you want to change the title name, you can
enter the title manually. Titles are useful when searching for a
title on a disc, or for checking the name of the title currently
being played.
* not available in some areas
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Features
Editing a disc
Playlist edit (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
(page 68)
You can edit not only the recorded original title, but also perform
advanced edit functions by creating a Playlist on the same disc.
Since a Playlist does not require much disc space, you can create
numerous Playlist titles. A Playlist edit can be redone as many
times as you like, as the original title remains unchanged.
Chapter Marking function (page 68)
On DVD-RWs in VR mode, you can manually insert chapter
marks to divide a title into chapters which will enable you to
quickly find specific scenes for playback or editing. For other
disc types and recording formats, the recorder automatically
creates chapter marks at specified intervals while recording.
Quick Search function (page 53)
The remote has a Jog Stick for the recorder’s main operations.
You can search forward or backwards, or play at various speeds
by using just your thumb. The feature helps you find scenes
easily, which is especially useful for both playback and editing.
Search
Jog Stick
Slow motion
About This Manual
Instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote.
You can also use the controls on the recorder if they have the
same or similar names as those on the remote.
The meanings of the icons used in this manual are described
below:
Icon
Meaning
Functions available for DVD VIDEOs or
DVD+Rs
Functions available for DVD-RWs
formatted in VR mode on this recorder
Functions available for DVD-RWs
formatted in Video mode on this recorder
Functions available for DVD+RWs
Functions available for DVD-Rs
Functions available for music CDs or CDRs/CD-RWs in music CD format
Notes
• The on-screen display illustrations used in this manual may not match
the graphics displayed on your TV screen.
• The explanations regarding discs in this manual refer to discs created
on this recorder. The explanations do not apply to discs that are created
on other recorders and played back on this recorder.
About This Manual
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DVD Recorder Basics
“What can I expect from DVD recording?” is a
natural question for anyone new to the experience.
This section explains the basic steps involved with
DVD recording.
Step 1: Select the disc type
Unlike a video tape which is sold by length, such
as 60 min. or 120 min., recordable DVDs are sold
by type. Select the disc type by following the
chart on the back cover, as each type has different
features.
This recorder can record on the following type of
discs.
When you want to record repeatedly on the same
disc, or when you want to edit the disc after
recording, select either the rewritable DVD-RW
or DVD+RW type disc.
When you want to save recordings without any
alteration, a non-rewritable DVD-R can be your
choice.
Note
There are other differences besides just being
rewritable/non-rewritable.
See “Quick Guide to DVD Disc Types” on the back cover
to select a disc most suitable for your needs.
Step 2: Format the disc to start recording
Insert the disc in the recorder. Unlike a VCR, the
recorder automatically starts formatting when an
unused disc is inserted. This is necessary to
prepare the disc for recording.
When using a DVD-R
When using a DVD-RW
Notes
• You cannot mix two formats in one DVD-RW.
• You can change a DVD-RW’s format to the other
format. However, the disc’s contents will be lost
when reformatting.
• Not all discs can be played on other DVD equipment.
This type of disc can be formatted in either DVD
Video format (Video mode) or DVD Video
Recording format (VR mode). Video mode discs
can be played back on a variety of other DVD
equipment.VR mode discs allow for more varied
editing.
When using a DVD+RW
These discs will be formatted in DVD+RW Video
format. This type of disc can be played back on a
variety of other DVD equipment.
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DVD Recorder Basics
These discs will be formatted in DVD-Video
format. This type of disc can be played back
on a variety of other DVD equipment.
When formatting is complete, you are
ready to record on the disc.
Step 3: Digital recording
Record a programme. When using the timer,
you’ll find familiar, convenient features as found
on conventional VCRs, such as
ShowView/VIDEO Plus+ and PDC/VPS. You can
also dub the contents of connected video
equipment such as a video camera.
SMARTLINK
Step 4: Playing the recorded contents
You can select the title you want to play from a
displayed menu, and immediately start playback.
Recorded contents are more accessible on a disc
than on a tape, the procedure is simple, and
unlike conventional VCRs, no rewinding is
necessary!
A recorded disc contains title(s), and each title
contains chapter(s)
Start Rec.
Stop Rec.
Stop/Start
Title 1
Title 2
Chapters
Chapters
What are titles and chapters?
DVD contents consist of sections, called titles,
and smaller sub-sections called chapters.
On this recorder, a title is created between the
points where you start and stop a recording.
Chapters are created automatically at specified
intervals, or can be created manually (DVD-RWs
in VR mode only).
Chapter marks
Chapter marks
Go to the next page.
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DVD Recorder Basics
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Step 5: Editing the recorded disc
You will find editing discs a lot easier than a
conventional tape, and the recorder offers
numerous edit functions, possible only with
DVDs.
Quick and easy edits on the displayed menu
Editing is performed by simply selecting titles
and scenes from the displayed menus.
Protection of individual titles
With conventional VCRs, you had to protect an
entire tape to save the recordings from erasure
or alteration. This recorder allows you to
individually protect recorded titles (except for
Playlist titles).
Edit and save on a single disc
– Playlist edit (DVD-RWs in VR mode only)
To edit a conventional tape without affecting the
original recording, you had to connect another
VCR, copy the master tape using the two VCRs
and one more tape, and start editing the copied
tape.
With this recorder, you can create
a Playlist (playback information) on the same
disc, and edit the Playlist without changing the
original recording(s). A Playlist does not take up
much disc space, and all you need is one
recorder and one disc.
Example: You have recorded a few football
games on a DVD-RW in VR mode. You want to
save the original recording, but you also want to
create a digest by putting the goal scenes
together. In this case, you can create a Playlist
by selecting just the goal scenes, leaving the
original recording as it is.
Original
Playlist
You’ve got your own DVD!
Playing on other DVD equipment
For your DVD to play on other equipment,
finalizing may be necessary in some cases. If so,
finish up all your editing and recording first, and
then finalize the disc.
When using a DVD-RW in VR mode
Although finalizing is generally unnecessary
when playing the disc on VR mode compatible
equipment, playback on some equipment requires
a finalized disc. You can still edit and record on
the disc even after finalizing.
When using a DVD+RW
The recorder automatically finalizes a disc before
ejecting it. Finalizing in this case still allows you
to further edit or record on the disc.
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DVD Recorder Basics
When using a DVD-RW in Video mode
The disc needs to be finalized first to enable
playback on anything other than this recorder.
No more editing or recording can be made on
the disc once it has been finalized. To enable
recording on the disc again, you will need to
format it again. (Reformatting will erase all
previous contents.)
When using a DVD-R
You will need to finalize the disc to play it on
equipment other than this recorder. You cannot
edit or record on the disc once it has been
finalized.
Guide to Parts and Controls
For more information, see the pages in parentheses.
Front panel
Buttons on the recorder have the same
function as the buttons on the remote if
they have the same or similar names.
Open the
panel.
A @/1 (on/standby) button/
indicator (22, 38)
Turns the recorder on and off.
Lights up in green when the
power is on.
B Front panel display (14, 58)
Displays the playing status,
title/chapter/time, etc.
C Disc tray (38)
Opens to accept a disc.
L x REC STOP button (39)
Stops recording.
M REC MODE button (36)
Selects the recording mode.
N INPUT SELECT button
(38, 48)
Selects equipment connected to
the line inputs.
(remote sensor) (22)
Accepts the remote control
signal.
O ./> (previous/next)
buttons (53)
Goes to the next title/chapter/
track, or goes back to the
previous title/chapter/track.
E Disc type indicators
Lights up to indicate the disc/
format type of the current disc.
P PROGRAM +/– buttons (38)
Selects the programme position
or input line.
F A (open/close) button (38)
Opens or closes the disc tray.
Q TIMER REC indicator (41)
Lights up when a timer
recording is set.
D
G H (play) button/indicator (51)
Plays a disc.
H X (pause) button/indicator
(53)
Pauses playing a disc.
I x (stop) button (51)
Stops playing a disc.
J z REC button/indicator (38)
Starts recording.
K X REC PAUSE button/indicator
(39)
Pauses recording.
R LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
AUDIO L/R) jacks (27)
Connects external equipment.
SYNCHRO REC indicator (47)
Lights up when the Synchro
Rec function is set to on.
SMARTLINK indicator
Lights up when a connected
SMARTLINK compliant
device, such as a TV, is turned
on.
FINALIZED indicator (74)
Lights up if an inserted disc has
been finalized.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
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Remote
Buttons on the remote have the same function as the buttons on
the recorder if they have the same or similar names. Buttons with
an orange dot next to them can be used with your TV when the
TV/DVD switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD switch (25)
Switches the remote control to TV or DVD.
B Z (open/close) button (38)
Opens or closes the disc tray. Note that it may take a
few seconds for the disc tray to open after you have
recorded or edited a disc.
C Number buttons (38, 44)
Selects a number, such as a programme number or a
title number.
The number 5 button has a tactile dot.*
D CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (25, 44)
CLEAR: Cancels an entered number when used with
this recorder.
-/-- (ten digit): Enters a digit greater than nine when
used with your TV.
E
(subtitle) button (61)
Changes the subtitles while playing a disc.
F
(audio) button (58)
Changes the sound while playing a disc.
The button has a tactile dot.*
G [TIMER] button (41, 44)
Displays the Timer programming menu on the TV
screen.
H TOP MENU button (52)
Displays the disc’s menu on the TV screen.
I DISPLAY button (40, 57)
Displays disc information or playing/recording
status on the TV screen.
J TIME/TEXT button (57)
Displays the time information of the disc.
K SYSTEM MENU button (31)
Displays the System Menu on the TV screen.
L TITLE LIST button (32, 54, 65)
Displays the Title List menu on the TV screen.
M CURSOR MODE button (32)
Switches the cursor/page mode in the Title List, etc.
Slide the
cover.
N RETURN O button (33)
Returns to the previously selected display, etc.
O . (previous) button (53)
Goes back to the previous title/chapter/track.
P m / M (search) Jog Stick (53)
Searches a scene in fast-forward or reverse (while
playing a disc), or plays a disc in slow motion or
frame by frame (in the pause mode).
Q H (play) button (51)
Plays a disc.
The button has a tactile dot.*
R X (pause) button (53)
Pauses playing a disc.
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Guide to Parts and Controls
S z REC button (38)
Starts recording.
r; CHAPTER MARK/ERASE buttons (68)
Inserts/erases a chapter mark in the recorded title.
T REC MODE button (38)
Selects the recording mode.
ra SUR (surround) button (59)
Selects the surround mode.
U INPUT SELECT button (38, 48)
Selects equipment connected to the line inputs.
rs COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3) (26)
Switches the command mode for this recorder.
Match the switch to the same command mode set in
the Options Setup (page 87).
V SYNCHRO REC button (47)
Synchronizes the recorder and the timer recording set
on the connected external equipment.
* Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the recorder.
W [/1 (on/standby) button (38)
Turns the recorder on and off.
X PROG (programme) +/– buttons (38)
Selects the programme position or input line.
Y
2 (volume) +/– buttons (25)
Adjusts the volume of your TV.
Z SET button (34)
Use to enter the number selected with the number
buttons 3.
wj t (TV/video) button (25)
Switches your TV’s input source.
wk
(angle) button (60)
Changes the angles when playing a DVD VIDEO.
wl
(wide mode) button (25)
Changes the wide mode settings of your TV.
e; MENU button (52)
Displays the disc’s menu on the TV screen.
ea TV/DVD button (25, 38)
Switches the input source between the TV and the
recorder when the TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV
jack.
es REPLAY button (53)
Replays the current scene.
ed TOOL button (32)
Displays the Tool menu.
ef ZOOM +/– buttons (31)
Switches the information displayed in the Title List
menu.
eg </M/m/,/(ENTER) button (33)
Selects items or settings.
eh > (next) button (53)
Goes to the next title/chapter/track.
ej x (stop) button (51)
Stops playing a disc.
ek x REC STOP button (39)
Stops recording.
el X REC PAUSE button (39)
Pauses recording.
,continued
Guide to Parts and Controls
13
Front panel display
A Command mode indicator (26,
87)
Indicates the selected remote
command mode.
E STEREO/BILINGUAL indicators
(40)
Lights up when receiving a
stereo/bilingual programme.
B NTSC indicator
Lights up when the recorder
outputs the signal in NTSC
format.
F NICAM indicator (40)
Lights up when receiving a
NICAM signal.
C ANGLE indicator (60)
Lights up when you can change
the angle.
D PLAYLIST indicator (32)
Lights up when the Playlist is
selected.
G TV indicator (25)
Lights up when the TV/DVD
button on the remote is pressed
and the signals from the aerial
are sent directly to your TV.
H Displays the following (58):
• Playing time/remaining time
• Current title/chapter/track/
index number
• Recording time
• Clock
• Programme position
• TV Direct Rec indication
(39): “TV” appears in the
right most two digits.
I Audio signal indicators (59)
Lights up when playing Dolby
Digital or DTS sound tracks.
z Hint
You can turn off the front panel display by setting “Dimmer” to “Off” in Options Setup (page 87).
Rear panel
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
Y
~
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
COAXIAL
A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (16)
Connects aerial cables.
B LINE 1 -TV jack (17)
Connects your TV using a
SCART (EURO AV) cord.
C LINE 3/DECODER jack (27, 47)
Connects external equipment
such as a VCR or decoder using
a SCART (EURO AV) cord.
D AC IN terminal (21)
Connects the mains lead.
14
Guide to Parts and Controls
LINE 4 IN
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y,
CB, CR) jacks (18)
Connects equipment having
component video input jacks.
F LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
AUDIO L/R) jacks (27, 48)
Connects the input of external
equipment using an audio/
video or S VIDEO cord.
G LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/
AUDIO L/R) jacks (27, 48)
Connects the output of external
equipment using an audio/
video or S VIDEO cord.
H DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jacks
(20)
Connects an amplifier
(receiver) having a digital input
jack.
Quick Overview
A quick overview presented in this guide will give you enough
information to start using the recorder.
Step 1: Unpacking
m
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable
m
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords
m
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
Basic Hookups and Settings
Basic Hookups
and Settings
m
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead
m
Step 6: Inserting the Batteries
m
Step 7: Easy Setup
Notes
• Quick Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 15
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a SCART
(EURO AV) or video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before
connecting.
• Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 16
• Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . .page 16
• Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords. . .page 17
• Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . .page 19
• Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . .page 21
• Step 6: Inserting the Batteries . . . . . . .page 22
• Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 22
• Setting Up the Remote
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 25
• Connecting a VCR or Similar Recording Device to
the LINE3 Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 27
• Connecting a VCR or Similar Recording Device to
the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks . . .page 27
• Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 28
• Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 28
Quick Overview
15
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord (pinplug × 3 y pinplug × 3) (1)
• Mains lead (1)
• Aerial cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Step 2: Connecting the
Aerial Cable
Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below. Do not
connect the mains lead until you reach “Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead” (page 21).
to AERIAL IN
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
Y
~
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
LINE 2 OUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
COAXIAL
AERIAL
IN
OUT
TV
to AERIAL OUT
to aerial input
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
a Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and
connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of
the recorder.
b Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the
aerial input of your TV, using the supplied
aerial cable.
16
Step 1: Unpacking
Step 3: Connecting the
Video Cords
Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cord (supplied) to the
yellow (video) jacks. You will enjoy standard quality images.
Use the red and white plugs to connect to the audio input jacks
(page 19).
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 4 IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
CB
S VIDEO
CR
COAXIAL
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
LINE 2 OUT
If you are connecting to a VCR or decoder
R-AUDIO-L
Basic Hookups and Settings
Connect this recorder to your TV monitor, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver) using a video cord. Select one of the
following patterns A through D, according to the input jack on
your TV monitor, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will
enable you to view pictures. Audio connections are explained in
“Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords” (page 19).
B Connecting to a video input jack
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Connect your VCR to the LINE 3/DECODER jack on the
recorder (page 27).
(yellow)
A Connecting to a SCART (EURO AV)
input jack
INPUT
(yellow)
VIDEO
L
Connect using a SCART (EURO AV) cord (not supplied). Be
sure to make the connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
See the operating instructions supplied with the TV to be
connected. Also, when you set “Line1 Output” to “S Video” or
“RGB” in step 17 of Easy Setup (page 24), use a SCART
(EURO AV) cord that conforms to the selected signal.
AUDIO
Audio/video cord (supplied)
R
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
: Signal flow
DVD recorder
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
C Connecting to an S VIDEO input jack
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
Connect using an S VIDEO cord (not supplied). You will enjoy
high quality images.
CR
COAXIAL
TV
LINE 1 - TV
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
to i LINE1-TV
to SCART
(EURO AV) input
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
COAXIAL
LINE 2 OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)
INPUT
S VIDEO cord (not supplied)
S VIDEO
SCART (EURO AV) cord (not supplied)
Notes
: Signal flow
TV, projector, or AV
amplifier (receiver)
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via the SCART (EURO
AV) jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the recorder automatically
when you start playback. If necessary, press TV/DVD on the remote to
return the input to the TV.
• If you connect this recorder to a TV with SMARTLINK, set “Line1
Output” to “Video.”
• For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will need a SCART (EURO
AV) cord that has the full 21 pins. See your TV’s instruction manual
as well for this connection.
,continued
Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords
17
*1
D Connecting to component video
input jacks (Y, CB, CR)
Connect using a component video cord (not supplied) or three
video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will
enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high quality images.
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
COAXIAL
Y
(green)
(green)
(blue)
(blue)
(red)
(red)
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
PB/CB
CB
CR
PR/CR
TV, projector, or AV
Component video
amplifier (receiver)
cord (not supplied)
: Signal flow
About the SMARTLINK features
(for SCART connections only)
If the connected TV complies with SMARTLINK, NexTView
Link, MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2, CINEMALINK*2,
Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this recorder
automatically runs the SMARTLINK function after you
complete the connection pattern A on page 17 (the
SMARTLINK indicator lights up when you turn on your TV).
You can enjoy the following SMARTLINK features.
• Preset Download
You can download the tuner preset data from your TV to this
recorder, and tune the recorder according to that data in Easy
Setup. This greatly simplifies the Easy Setup procedure. Be
careful not to disconnect the cables or exit the Easy Setup
function during this procedure (page 22).
• TV Direct Rec
You can easily record what you are watching on your TV
(page 38).
• One Touch Play
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV’s input to the
recorder, and start playback with one touch of the H (play)
button (page 51).
• One Touch Menu
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV to the
recorder’s channel, and display the Title List menu with one
touch of the TITLE LIST button (page 54).
• One Touch Timer
You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV to the
recorder’s channel, and display the timer programming menu
with one touch of the TIMER button on the remote (page 41).
• Automatic Power Off
The recorder will turn off automatically if the recorder is not
used after you turn off the TV.
• NexTView Download
You can easily set the timer by using the NexTView Download
function on your TV. Refer to your TV’s instruction manual.
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Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords
Notes
• SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the
DVD recorder’s LINE 3/DECODER jack.
• Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
z Hint
SMARTLINK also works with TVs having EPG Timer Control and
Now Recording functions. For details, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your TV.
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
OUT
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig Corporation.
“EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are trademarks of Philips
Corporation.
*3
“Q-Link” is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
*4
“EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.
*5“T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
*2
Step 4: Connecting the
Audio Cords
Connecting to your TV
A
This connection will use your TV’s speakers for sound. If you
use the SCART (EURO AV) cord in pattern A of “Step 3:
Connecting the Video Cords” (page 17), you do not have to
connect audio cords to your TV.
Select the connection that best suits your system. Be sure to read
the instructions for the components you wish to connect.
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
COAXIAL
Connection
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
Basic Hookups and Settings
OUT
Your setup
A
TV
• Surround effects: Dynamic, Wide
A
to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
LINE 2 OUT
R-AUDIO-L
B
Stereo amplifier (receiver) and
two speakers
• Surround effects: Standard
MD deck/DAT deck
• Surround effects: None
VIDEO
S VIDEO
TV
(yellow)
(yellow)*
INPUT
VIDEO
(white)
(white)
(red)
(red)
L
AUDIO
R
Audio/video cord (supplied)
C
AV amplifier (receiver) having a
Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
decoder*1 and 3 to 6 speakers
• Surround effects: Dolby Surround
(Pro Logic)
D
AV amplifier (receiver) with a
digital input jack having a Dolby
Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS*2
decoder and 6 speakers
• Surround effects: Dolby Digital
(5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), MPEG
audio
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 17).
z Hint
When connecting to a monaural TV, use a stereo-mono conversion cord
(not supplied). Connect the LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks to the
TV’s audio input jack.
Note
Do not connect the LINE 4 IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks to your TV’s audio
output jacks at the same time.
*1
Manufactured under license from Dolby laboratories.
“Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
*2
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
,continued
Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
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Connecting to a stereo amplifier
(receiver) and 2 speakers/Connecting
to an MD deck or DAT deck
Connecting to an AV amplifier
(receiver) having a Dolby Surround (Pro
Logic) decoder and 3 to 6 speakers
If your stereo amplifier (receiver) only has audio input jacks L
and R, use B-1 . If your amplifier (receiver) has a digital input
jack, or when connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck, use B-2 .
In this case, you can also connect the recorder directly to the MD
deck or DAT deck without using your stereo amplifier
(receiver).
If your AV amplifier (receiver) only has L and R audio input
jacks , use C-1 . If your amplifier (receiver) has a digital input
jack, use C-2 .
You can enjoy Dolby Surround effects only when playing Dolby
Surround audio or multi-channel audio (Dolby Digital) discs.
B
C
DVD recorder
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
~
Y
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
CB
S VIDEO
AC IN
CR
COAXIAL
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
S VIDEO
CB
CR
COAXIAL
B-2
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
~
Y
LINE 3/DECODER
IN
OUT
LINE 3/DECODER
IN
C-2
B-1
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 2 OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
DIGITAL OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
C-1
LINE 2 OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
COAXIAL
to LINE 2 OUT
(R-AUDIO-L)
to DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL)
to DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL)
to LINE 2 OUT
(R-AUDIO-L)
(red)
(red)
(white)
(white)
Stereo audio
cord (not
supplied)
Stereo audio
cord (not
supplied)
(red)
(red)
(white)
(white)
to coaxial digital input
[Speakers]
[Speakers]
to audio input
to audio input
to coaxial digital input
Stereo amplifier (receiver)
Front (L)
[Speakers]
Amplifier (receiver)
with Dolby Surround
decoder
Front (R)
Rear (L) Rear (R)
MD deck/DAT deck
Front (R)
Centre
Subwoofer
Front (L)
Rear (mono)
: Signal flow
: Signal flow
z Hint
For connection B-1 , you can use the supplied audio/video cord instead
of using a separate stereo audio cord.
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating instructions of the
connected components.
Note
When connecting 6 speakers, replace the monaural rear speaker with a
centre speaker, 2 rear speakers, and a subwoofer.
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Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
Connecting to an AV amplifier
(receiver) with a digital input jack and
6 speakers
D
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby Digital, MPEG
audio, or DTS decoder and a digital input jack, use this
connection. Note that the surround sound effects of this recorder
cannot be used with this connection.
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
LINE 4 IN
OUT
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
COAXIAL
Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC IN terminal of the
recorder. Then plug the recorder and TV mains leads (power
cords) into the mains. After you connect the mains lead, you
must wait for a short while before operating the recorder.
You can operate the recorder once the front panel display lights
up and the recorder enters standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this recorder (page 27 to
28), be sure to connect the mains lead after all connections are
complete.
to DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL)
D
DIGITAL OUT
~
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
AC IN
COAXIAL
to AC IN
Coaxial digital cord
(not supplied)
Basic Hookups and Settings
DVD recorder
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead
mains lead
to coaxial digital input
[Speakers]
AV amplifier
(receiver) having a
decoder
[Speakers]
Rear (L)
Centre
Rear (R)
Subwoofer
Front (R)
Front (L)
: Signal flow
z Hint
For correct speaker location, see the operating instructions of the
connected components.
Note
After you have completed the connection, be sure to set “Dolby Digital”
to “Dolby Digital” and “DTS” to “On” under “Audio” in Easy Setup
(page 22). If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder
function, set “MPEG” in “Audio” to “MPEG.” Otherwise, no sound or a
loud noise will come from your speakers.
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead
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Step 6: Inserting the
Batteries
You can control the recorder using the supplied remote. Insert
two R6 (size AA) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on
the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment.
When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
on the
recorder.
Step 7: Easy Setup
Follow the steps below to make the minimum number of basic
adjustments for using the recorder. If you do not complete Easy
Setup, it will appear each time you turn on your recorder.
Make the settings in the following order.
OSD Language Setup
m
Tuner and Channel Setup
m
Clock Setup
m
TV Type Setup
m
Video Connection Setup
Notes
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing, particularly
when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or a lighting
apparatus. Doing so may cause a malfunction.
• If you do not use the remote for an extended period of time, remove the
batteries to avoid possible damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
m
Audio Connection Setup
"/1
RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
a Turn on the TV.
b Press [/1.
c Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on your
TV screen.
“Initial settings necessary to operate the DVD
recorder will be made. You can change them later
using Setup.” appears. If this message does not
appear, select “Easy Setup” from “SETUP” in the
System Menu to run Easy Setup. For details, see
“Settings and Adjustments” on page 76.
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Step 6: Inserting the Batteries
d Press ENTER.
i After the download or search is complete, the
The Setup Display for selecting the language used in
the on-screen display appears.
Clock function automatically starts.
EASY SETUP
EASY SETUP
OSD
Clock
4/9
1/9
Searching for clock data.
Please wait.
Select the screen Language.
English
Français
Deutsch
Italiano
e Press M/m to select a language.
f Press ENTER.
The setup Display for selecting your country and
language for the tuner system appears. The
programme order will be set according to the country
or language you select.
If the current time or date is not set, “The clock was
not set automatically. Set the time and date
manually.” appears. Set the clock manually using
</M/m/,, and then press ENTER.
EASY SETUP
Tuner System
Select a country and
language.
4/9
The clock was not set automatically.
Set the time and date manually.
Sun 14
EASY SETUP
Clock
9
2003
21 : 00
2/9
L
– Français
N
– Dansk/Norsk
NL
– Nederlands
P
– Português
S
– Svenska
SF
– Suomi
UK
– English
Basic Hookups and Settings
Español
j Once the clock signal is received, the Setup
Display for selecting the aspect ratio of the
connected TV appears.
ELSE – English
g Press M/m to select your country or language.
If you live in a French speaking country that is not
listed on the display, select “ELSE.”
EASY SETUP
TV Type
5/9
Select your TV screen type.
16 : 9
4 : 3 Letter Box
h Press ENTER.
4 : 3 Pan Scan
If you made connection A (page 17) and the
connected TV complies with SMARTLINK, the
Preset Download function automatically starts
(page 18).
EASY SETUP
Preset Download
Loading data from TV.
Please wait.
3/9
Prog. 1
k Press M/m to select the setting that matches
your TV type.
◆ If you have a wide-screen TV or a 4:3 standard
TV with a wide-screen mode
• 16:9
◆ If you have a 4:3 standard TV
If the Preset Download function does not work or if
you made a connection other than A (page 17), the
Auto Tuner Preset function automatically starts
searching for all of the receivable channels and
presets them.
EASY SETUP
Auto Tuner Preset
Searching for receivable channels.
Please wait.
3/9
• 4:3 Letter Box
Displays a wide picture with bands on the upper and
lower sections of the screen.
• 4:3 Pan Scan
Automatically displays a wide picture on the entire
screen and cuts off the sections that do not fit.
For details, see “Video Settings” on page 82.
l Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for the Component Out jacks
appears.
Prog. 1
m Press M/m to select an option.
Select “On” if you are using the COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT jacks, or select “Off” if you are not
using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
To set the channels manually, see page 78.
,continued
Step 7: Easy Setup
23
n Press ENTER.
t Press M/m to select the type of Dolby Digital
The Setup Display for the LINE 3/DECODER jack
appears.
signal you wish to send to your amplifier
(receiver).
Choose the signal that matches the audio connection
you selected on pages 20 to 21 ( B through D ).
o Press M/m to select an option.
Select “Yes” if you will connect a decoder to the
LINE 3/DECODER jack, or select “No” if you will
not connect a decoder.
EASY SETUP
Audio Connection
9/9
Dolby Digital
p Press ENTER.
D-PCM
Dolby Digital
The Setup Display for selecting the type of video
signal output from the LINE1-TV jack appears.
EASY SETUP
Line1 Output
8/9
B-2
C-2
• D-PCM
Select the Line1 output signal.
D
Video
• Dolby Digital (only if the amplifier (receiver) has a
Dolby Digital decoder)
S Video
RGB
u Press ENTER.
q Press M/m to select the type of signal you
The Setup Display for selecting the DTS signal
output appears.
want to output from the LINE1-TV jack.
Note that if you select “On” in step 13, you cannot
select “RGB,” and that if you select “Yes” in step 15,
you cannot select “S Video.”
EASY SETUP
Audio Connection
9/9
DTS
◆ To output Video signals
On
Off
• Video
◆ To output S video signals
• S Video
◆ To output RGB signals
v Press M/m to select whether or not you wish
• RGB
If you select “S Video” or “RGB,” SMARTLINK
will be deactivated.
to send a DTS signal to your amplifier
(receiver) and press ENTER.
Choose the item that matches the audio connection
you selected on pages 20 to 21 ( B through D ).
r Press ENTER.
The Setup Display for selecting the type of jack used
to connect to your amplifier (receiver) appears.
B-2
C-2
• Off
D
• On (only if the amplifier (receiver) has a DTS decoder)
EASY SETUP
Audio Connection
9/9
Is this recorder connected to an amplifier (receiver)?
Select the type of jack you are using.
Yes : LINE2 OUT(R-AUDIO-L)
Yes : DIGITAL OUT
w Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Easy Setup is finished. All connections and setup
operations are complete.
No
EASY SETUP
s Press M/m to select the type of jack (if any)
Easy Setup is finished
you are using to connect to an amplifier
(receiver), then press ENTER.
Finish
Choose the item that matches the audio connection
you selected on pages 19 to 21 ( A through D ).
A
• If you connect just a TV and nothing else, select “No,”
then go to step 23.
B-1
C-1
• Select “Yes: LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L),” then go to
step 23.
B-2
C-2
D
• Select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT.” The Setup Display for
“Dolby Digital” appears.
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Step 7: Easy Setup
To return to the previous step
Press RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder, set
“MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 83).
• If you want to run Easy Setup again, select “Easy Setup” from “Setup”
in the System Menu.
Setting Up the Remote
You can control your TV with the supplied remote by adjusting
the remote control’s signal.
Controlling TVs with the remote
TV/DVD switch
"/1
PROG +/–
Number buttons,
-/--
2 +/–
t
a Slide the TV/DVD switch to TV.
The TV/DVD button switches between the recorder and the last
input source selected on the TV. Point your remote at the
recorder when using this button. The button works even if the
TV/DVD switch is set to DVD.
When you connect the recorder to the TV via the SCART
(EURO AV) jacks, the input source for the TV is set to the
recorder automatically when you start playback. To watch
another source, press the TV/DVD button to switch the TV’s
input source.
Code numbers of controllable TVs
If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at
a time until you find the one that works with your TV.
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
01 (default)
Aiwa
01 (default)
Grundig
11
Hitachi
24
Loewe
08, 45
Nokia
15, 16, 69
Panasonic
17, 49
Philips
06, 07, 08
Saba
12, 13
Samsung
06, 22, 23
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
36
Thomson
43
Toshiba
38
Basic Hookups and Settings
Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able to control your
TV with some or all of the buttons below.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number previously entered
will be erased.
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code number may be
reset to the default setting. Set the appropriate code number again.
To operate the TV/DVD button
(for SCART connections only)
b Hold down [/1.
c Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
“Code numbers of controllable TVs” below)
using the number buttons.
d Release [/1.
When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the remote
performs the following:
[/1
Turns your TV on or off
2 (volume) +/–
Adjusts the volume of your TV
(wide mode)
t (TV/video)
Switches to or from the wide mode of a
wide-screen TV
Switches your TV’s input source
PROG +/–,
Selects the programme position on
Number buttons, -/--* your TV
* If you use number buttons to select the TV’s programme position,
press -/-- followed by the number buttons for two-digit numbers.
,continued
Setting Up the Remote
25
If you have a Sony DVD player or more
than one Sony DVD recorder
d Press M/m to select “Command Mode,” then
press ENTER.
SETUP
If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, set the command mode number for this
recorder and the supplied remote to one that differs from the
other Sony DVD recorder or player.
The default command mode setting for this recorder and the
supplied remote is DVD3.
Settings
Format Disc :
Selectable
Video
Bilingual Recording : Main
Audio
Dimmer :
Bright
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
DVD1
Features
Options
Factory Setup
Easy Setup
DVD2
DVD3
e Press M/m to select the Command mode
(DVD1, DVD2, or DVD3), then press
ENTER.
f Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you selected
above.
To return to the previous step
SYSTEM
MENU
Press RETURN.
M/m, ENTER
RETURN
COMMAND MODE
a Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “SETUP,” then press
ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
Easy Setup
c Press M/m to select “Options,” then press
ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Format Disc :
Bilingual Recording : Main
Audio
Dimmer :
Bright
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
Features
Options
Factory Setup
Easy Setup
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Selectable
Video
Setting Up the Remote
Connecting a VCR or
Similar Recording Device
to the LINE3 Jack
Connecting a VCR or Similar
Recording Device to the
LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks
You can connect other equipment (e.g. a VCR or video camera)
and output the audio/video signals to the recorder for recording.
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN or
LINE 4 IN jacks of this recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s
mains lead from the AC outlet when connecting the tuner.
To record, see page 48.
VCR, etc.
TV
OUTPUT
VIDEO
S VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
to SCART
(EURO AV) input
SCART (EURO AV)
cord (not supplied)
S VIDEO
cord (not
supplied)
VCR
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
DVD recorder (front)
to LINE 2 IN
to i
LINE1-TV
to i LINE
3/DECODER
LINE 1 - TV
AERIAL
LINE 3/DECODER
Basic Hookups and Settings
You can use this recorder as the source player or as the recording
deck.
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack of this recorder.
Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when
connecting the VCR or recording device.
To record on this recorder, see page 48.
DVD recorder
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
Y
~
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
COAXIAL
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
(rear)
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
~
Y
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
z Hints
• If you are using another recorder with S VIDEO and AUDIO IN/OUT
jacks, you can connect those jacks to this recorder’s S VIDEO and RAUDIO-L IN/OUT jacks.
• If you are using this recorder as the source player, see the instructions
of the connected device for recording instructions.
CB
CR
COAXIAL
to LINE 4 IN
VCR, etc.
: Signal flow
Notes
• If you pass the recorder signals via the VCR, you may not receive a
clear image on the TV screen.
DVD recorder
VCR
TV
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, use audio
cables that distribute monaural sounds to left/right channels (not
supplied).
Notes
• SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the
DVD recorder’s LINE 3/DECODER jack.
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying
cannot be recorded.
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the
input source to TV by pressing the TV/DVD button on the remote.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to
view the signals from the connected VCR.
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S
VIDEO cord (not supplied).
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s
input jack with the other equipment’s output jack connected to the
input jack of this recorder. Noise (feedback) may result.
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying
cannot be recorded.
Connecting a VCR or Similar Recording Device to the LINE3 Jack
27
Connecting to a Satellite or
Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the
LINE 3/DECODER jack. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead
from the AC outlet when connecting the tuner.
To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
TV
Connecting a PAY-TV/
Canal Plus Decoder
You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if
you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the recorder. Disconnect
the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the
decoder.
Connecting a decoder
TV
Aerial cable
(supplied)
to SCART
(EURO AV) input
to AERIAL IN
to SCART
(EURO AV) input
SCART (EURO AV)
cord (not supplied)
Satellite tuner, etc.
SCART (EURO AV)
cord (not supplied)
PAY-TV/Canal
Plus decoder
to AERIAL
OUT
to i
LINE1-TV
AERIAL
to i LINE
3/DECODER
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/DECODER
SCART (EURO AV)
cord (not supplied)
to i
LINE1-TV
DVD recorder
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
Y
~
to i LINE 3/DECODER
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
COAXIAL
CB
CR
DVD recorder
AERIAL
LINE 1 - TV
LINE 3/DECODER
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
IN
Y
~
AC IN
DIGITAL OUT
PCM/DTS/MPEG/
DOLBY DIGITAL
OUT
LINE 4 IN
R-AUDIO-L
COAXIAL
VIDEO
LINE 2 OUT
S VIDEO
R-AUDIO-L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
CB
CR
If the satellite tuner can output RGB signals
This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the satellite tuner can
output RGB signals, connect the TV SCART connector on the
satellite tuner to the LINE 3/DECODER jack, and set “Line3
Input” of “Scart Setting” to “Video/RGB.” see “Video Settings”
on page 82. Note that this connection and setup disables the
SMARTLINK function.
If you want to use the Synchro Rec function
Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes, set your
recorder to receive the channels using the on-screen display.
In order to set the channels correctly, be sure to follow all of the
steps below.
This connection is necessary to use the Synchronized Recording
function. see “Recording From Connected Equipment With a
Timer (Synchro Rec)” on page 47.
Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” according to the
specifications of your satellite tuner. See your satellite tuner’s
instructions for more information.
PROG +/–
◆If you are using a B Sky B tuner
Be sure to connect the tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack. Then set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” according to
the specifications of the VCR SCART jack on your satellite tuner.
Notes
• Do not set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video” to “Decoder.”
• Synchronized Recording does not work with some tuners. For details,
see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to
view the signals from the connected tuner.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
SYSTEM
MENU
RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
a Press SYSTEM MENU.
h Press M/m to select “Channel Setting,” then
press ENTER.
The System Menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “SETUP,” then press
ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 8
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
i Press PROG +/– to select the desired
programme position.
Language
Options
Basic Hookups and Settings
Features
Settings - Channel Setting
Selected programme position
Easy Setup
Settings - Channel Setting
c Press M/m to select “Video,” then press
ENTER.
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C24
Station Name :
PQR
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
j Press M/m to select “System,” then press
ENTER.
Video
k Press M/m to select an available TV system,
BG, DK, L, or I, then press ENTER.
Easy Setup
To receive broadcasts in France, select L.
d Press M/m to select “Scart Setting,” then
press ENTER.
Video - Scart Setting
Line1 Output
Line3 Input
Line3 Output
Video
Video/RGB
Video
Video
Video/RGB
S Video
Video
Decoder
Video
S Video
S Video
Video
S Video
S Video
S Video
RGB
Video/RGB
Video
e Press M/m to select “Video” or “RGB” for
“Line1 Output,” “Decoder” for “Line3
Input” and “Video” for “Line3 Output,”
then press ENTER.
Video Setup appears again.
f Press RETURN to return the cursor to the
left column.
g Press M/m to select “Settings,” then press
ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
BG
Normal / CATV
Normal
DK
Channel Set :
C1
I
Station Name :
ARD
L
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
On
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
l Press M/m to select “Normal/CATV,” then
press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
CATV
Station Name :
PQR
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Prog. 6
m Press M/m to select “Normal,” then press
ENTER.
To preset CATV (Cable Television) channels, select
“CATV.”
n Press M/m to select “Channel Set,” then press
ENTER.
SETUP
Settings
Video
Audio
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Channel Setting
Settings - Channel Setting
Prog. 6
Channel List
Clock
System :
BG
Language
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
C24
Station Name :
PQR
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
o Press M/m to select the PAY-TV/Canal Plus
channel, then press ENTER.
,continued
Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
29
p Press M/m to select “PAY-TV/CANAL+,”
then press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C24
Station Name :
PQR
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
On
On
Audio :
NICAM
Off
Prog. 6
q Press M/m to select “On,” then press ENTER.
r Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu.
To return to the previous step
Press RETURN.
Notes
• When you set “Line3 Input” to “Decoder” in step 5 above, you will not
be able to select “L3” because Line 3 will become a dedicated line for
the decoder.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to
view the signals from the connected decoder.
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Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
Guide to Displays
The recorder uses the following four types of displays for most
operations: System Menu, Title List, Tool, and Sub-menu.
It also has a Disc Information display for checking the status of
the inserted disc, and an on-screen keyboard that enables you to
label a title or disc.
The recorder’s overall operation is simple.
Generally, commands are displayed in the
menu, and can be selected by pressing only
</M/m/,, and ENTER. Once you know
the common procedure, you will find the
recorder easy to operate.
Number buttons,
SET
Operating the Recorder
Operating the
Recorder
TITLE LIST
SYSTEM MENU
TOOL
CURSOR MODE
ZOOM +/–
RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
System Menu
The System Menu appears when you press SYSTEM MENU,
and provides entries to all of the recorder’s main functions.
SYSTEM
MENU
TITLE LIST
DVD Recorder
Dual RW
Compatible
Plays/erases/edits recorded titles.
TIMER
TIMER LIST
SETUP
A TITLE LIST (page 54, 65):
Turns on the Title List menu, which shows
recorded titles on the disc.
B TIMER (page 41):
Allows you to set a new timer recording setting.
C TIMER LIST (page 43):
Turns on the Timer List menu, which allows you
to check, change, or cancel timer settings.
D SETUP (page 77):
Turns on the Setup Display, which allows you to
set up the recorder to suit your preferences.
• Guide to Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 31
• How to Use the Displays . . . . . . . . . . .page 33
• How to Enter Characters . . . . . . . . . . .page 34
,continued
Guide to Displays
31
About the types of Title List menus
Title List
The recorder uses list displays for some operations. The most
frequently used is the Title List menu.
The Title List menu appears when you press TITLE LIST or
when you select “TITLE LIST” from the System Menu, and
displays all of the titles on the disc.
To show the list in greater details (zoom), press ZOOM+. To
return to the previous display, press ZOOM–.
The appearance of the Title List menu differs according to the
disc type and recording format.
◆For DVD+RWs, DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs (Video mode):
The Title List menu appears and displays the titles on the disc.
◆For DVD-RWs (VR mode):
The Title List (Original) or Title List (Playlist) menu appears and
displays the Original or Playlist titles on the disc. The
“PLAYLIST” indicator lights up on the front panel display when
the Title List (Playlist) menu is selected.
Standard Title List
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
“Zoomed” Title List
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
Sort
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
Date
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Number
2
Title
DEF
20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M)
3
AAB
9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M)
To switch the Title List menu for a DVD-RW (VR
mode)
The recorder displays either the Original or Playlist Title List.
Follow the steps below.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
2
Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
3
Press M/m to select either “Original” or
“Playlist,” whichever is not displayed, then press
ENTER.
The display switches to the selected Title List menu.
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
SP
DEF
SLP
AAB
EP
GHI
SLP
To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
Press CURSOR MODE while the list display is turned on. The
display enters Page mode. Each time you press M/m, the entire
Title List changes to the next/previous page of titles.
To return to the Cursor mode, press CURSOR MODE again.
Notes
A Sort buttons (page 55):
Sorts the title order.
B Zooming indicator (page 55):
Shows the current zoom status.
C Disc name (page 73)
D Disc space (remainder/total)
E Title information (page 55):
Displays the title number, title name, and
recording date.
F Scroll bar:
Appears when all the titles do not fit on the list.
To view the hidden titles, press M/m.
• When you turn off the list display, the Page mode is cancelled.
• When all of the titles on the disc fit on a single page, you cannot select
the Page mode.
Tool
The Tool menu appears when you press TOOL, and displays
options applicable to the entire disc or recorder.
Example 1: When you press TOOL while the Title List menu is
turned on.
-RW.VR
Options for the
disc or menu
TITLE LIST
Close
Sort
DatePlaylist
1.5/4.7GB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
Create Playlist
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
Disc Info
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
3
G Title’s thumbnail picture (page 55)
My Movies
AAB
Number
Erase Titles
Title
ORIGINAL
1
TOOL
Notes
• The Title List does not appear when you play DVD VIDEOs, CDs,
CD-Rs, or CD-RWs.
• The Title List may not appear for discs created on other DVD
recorders.
• On this model, 1 GB is equivalent to 1 billion bytes.
Example 2: When you press TOOL while a DVD is playing.
Close
Options for the
disc or picture
Stop
Title Search
Chapter Search
Time Search
TOOL
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Guide to Displays
How to Use the Displays
Sub-menu
The sub-menu appears when you select an item from the
displayed list menu and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
options applicable only to the selected item.
Example: The Title List menu
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
Use the displays in the following way. The procedure is common
to many of the operations.
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
Close
AAB
13:00-14:00
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
6
L3
21:00-21:30
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
15. 9
Play
17. 9
Play From Start
Erase25. 9
Protect
25. 9
Title Name
15.10
Options for the
selected item
a Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears with entries to the main
functions.
Set Thumbnail
19.10
A-B Erase
b Press M/m to select a function, then press
ENTER.
The display for the selected function appears.
Example: When “TITLE LIST” is selected.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
Operating the Recorder
1
◆ Using the Tool menu
Use the Tool menu to display options for the entire
disc.
A Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
B Press M/m to select the option, then press
ENTER.
◆ Using the sub-menu
The sub-menu displays options for a specific title.
A Press M/m to select the title on the list, then
press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select the option, then press
ENTER.
c Press RETURN repeatedly to turn off the list
display.
To return to the previous display
Press RETURN.
How to Use the Displays
33
◆ To erase a character
How to Enter Characters
A Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to the
input row.
B Press </, to move the cursor to the right of
the character you want to erase.
C Press </M/m/, to select “Back,” then press
ENTER.
You can label a title, disc, program, or channel by entering
characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a title/disc/
program name, but the actual number of characters displayed in
the menus such as the Title List will vary. When the display for
entering characters appears, follow the steps below.
◆ To insert a character
A Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to the
input row.
B Press </, to move the cursor to the right of
the point where you want to insert a character.
a Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to the
right of the screen and select “A”
(uppercase), “a” (lower case), or “Symbol,”
then press ENTER.
C Press </M/m/, to select the character you
want to insert, then press ENTER.
The characters of the selected type are displayed.
◆ To erase all the characters
Press </M/m/, to select “Clear All,” then press
ENTER.
Example: Input Title Name
d Press </M/m/, to select “Finish,” then
press ENTER.
Input Title Name
AAB
13:00-14:00
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
F
3
4 G H
I
4
1
.
5 J
,
K
L
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
5
0
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
"a"
7
Symbol
To use the number buttons
9
Cancel
0
Finish
You can also use the number buttons to enter characters.
1
In step 2 above, press the number buttons
repeatedly to select the character you want to
enter.
Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”
Press the number 3 button three times to enter “F.”
2
3
Select the next character, or press SET.
4
Press </M/m/, to select “Finish,” then press
ENTER.
b Press </M/m/, to select a character you
want to enter, then press ENTER.
The selected character appears at the top of the
display.
Input Title Name
K
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
F
3
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
1
.
,
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
0
Finish
To enter a letter with an accent mark, select an accent
followed by the letter.
Example: Select “ ´ ” and then “a” to enter “á.”
To insert a space between characters, select “Space.”
c Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter all the
characters for the name.
Input Title Name
Kids
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
1
.
,
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
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How to Enter Characters
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter all of the characters
for the name.
Before Recording
This section covers the basics of DVD
recording, and the available methods for
setting the timer.
This recorder can record on various discs. Before you record,
read the following and select the disc type according to your
needs.
Recordable discs
Recording/Timer Recording
Recording/
Timer
Recording
This recorder can record on the following discs.
◆Disc type
DVD-RW*1
Ver. 1.1
Ver. 1.1 with CPRM*2
DVD+RW*1
DVD-R*1
Ver. 2.0
*1 “DVD-RW,” “DVD+RW,” and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
*2 CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a coding
technology that protects copyrights for images.
DVD-RWs and DVD+RWs are rewritable. DVD-Rs are nonrewritable.
The recorder cannot record on the following discs:
• 8 cm discs
• DVD+R
• DVD-RW (Ver 1.0)
• DVD-RAM
• CD-R/CD-RW
Notes
• Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 35
• Recording TV programmes
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 38
• Timer Recording
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 41
• Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size
. . .page 46
• The following type of high-speed discs can be used for recording: up
to 2×-speed DVD-RWs (Revision 1.0), up to 4×-speed DVD-Rs
(Revision 1.0), or up to 4×-speed DVD+RWs. Note that high-speed
discs will not record at higher speed. You cannot record on the disc if
it is not 1×-speed compatible.
• Use a disc with CPRM to record Copy-Once TV programmes
(page 36).
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video” printed on their
packing.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that contain recordings made on other DVD recorders.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new recordings to
DVD+RWs that contain recordings made on other DVD recorders. If
you do add a new recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the
DVD menu. If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data will be erased.
• Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 47
• Recording From Connected Equipment Without a
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 48
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Before Recording
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About recording formats
When you insert an unused disc, the recorder automatically starts
formatting. Since available functions differ depending on the
disc type, select the disc that best suits your needs using the chart
below.
You can preset the format for unused DVD-RWs in Options
Setup. When “Format Disc” is set to either “VR” or “Video”
(page 87), the recorder starts formatting in the selected mode
without asking for confirmation. Select “Selectable” if you want
to select the mode each time you insert an unused DVD-RW.
Differences between the disc types
See pages in parentheses for details.
Disc type
Characteristics
– Records only one sound track of a
bilingual programme (page 40, 87)
– Automatically creates chapters at specified
intervals (page 85)
– Simple editing (erasing titles/changing
title name) (page 65)
– Records bilingual programmes (page 40)
– Creates chapters manually or
automatically (page 68)
– Various editing options using a created
Playlist (page 68)
– Records Copy-Once programmes
provided that the disc has CPRM
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment, you need to finalize
the disc. For details on finalizing, see page 74.
• You cannot mix the two formats on one DVD-RW. To change the
disc’s format, reformat the disc (page 75). Note that the disc’s contents
will be erased after reformatting.
Recording mode
While the recorder is stopped, you can select one of six recording
modes by pressing REC MODE repeatedly for the desired
recording time and picture quality. The picture quality generally
improves as the recording time decreases.
Recording mode
Recording time (minute)
HQ
60
HSP
90
SP (Standard mode)
120
LP
180
EP
240
SLP
360
Notes
• The recording times are an estimate and actual times may differ.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the recording
time.
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or a programme or video
source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Before Recording
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded on this
recorder.
When the recorder receives a copy guard signal while recording,
the recorder stops recording and a message appears on your TV
screen.
About pictures with Copy Control Signals
Broadcasts that contain Copy Control Signals may have one of
the following three signal types, Copy-Free, Copy-Once, and
Copy-Never. This recorder limits the recording according to the
copy protection signal as shown below.
If you want to record a Copy-Once programme, use a DVD-RW
with CPRM in VR mode.
◆Available recording options
CopyFree
CopyOnce
CopyNever
DVD-RW (Ver.1.1)
a
—
—
DVD-RW (Ver.1.1
with CPRM)
VR mode:
Video mode:
a
a
a*
—
—
—
DVD+RW
a
—
—
DVD-R (Ver.2.0)
a
—
—
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM compatible
equipment.
Notes
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Unrecordable pictures
Checking the available disc space
(Disc Info)
When recording on a used disc, make sure that there is enough
disc space for recording. With DVD-RWs or DVD+RWs, you
can free up disc space by erasing titles.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
◆How programmes are recorded on a DVD-R
A new programme is recorded on the last space [a] only. Check
that the remaining disc space is large enough for the recording.
Erasing “B” does not free up any space
a
A
B
C
New recording
The Tool menu appears.
The Disc Information display appears.
Items in the display differ depending on the disc type
or recording format. Note that the remaining disc
space indicator is an estimate and actual available
space may differ.
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
You cannot free up disc space on a DVD-R. Erasing a title will
only hide the title name in the Title List menu. The erased titles
will still take up space on the disc.
◆How programmes are recorded on a DVD-RW (VR mode)
A programme is recorded on the free disc space [a]. Check that
the total remaining disc space is large enough for recording.
Erasing “B” frees up more space
A
Disc Information
B
Close
a
DiscName Movie
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Format
Disc Name
VR
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
a
A
C
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
C
Recording/Timer Recording
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
New recording
New recording
(continued)
Format
1 Disc Name
◆To free up disc space
You can free up disc space by erasing titles. The original title
used for a Playlist cannot be erased.
To erase a title, see page 66.
To erase multiple titles, see page 66.
2 Media:
Disc type
3 Format:
Recording format type (DVD-RW only)
4 Title no.:
Total number of titles
5 Protected:
Indicates whether protection is set (DVD-RW in
VR mode only)
6 Date:
Dates when the oldest and the most recent titles
are recorded
◆How programmes are recorded on a DVD-RW (Video mode) or
DVD+RW
The recorder searches for the largest block of space [a] and
records there. Check that there is a continuous free block large
enough for the recording. If not, the recording will stop.
Erasing “B” and “C” creates a block of free space
A
B
C
D
a
D
A
7 Continuous Rem. Time/Remainder:
• The longest continuous recording time in each of the
recording modes (approximate)
• Disc space bar (approximate)
• Remaining disc space/total disc space (approximate)
8 Disc setting buttons
• Disc Name: Labels the disc (page 73)
• Protect Disc: Protects the disc (DVD-RW in VR
mode only) (page 73)
• Finalize: Finalizes the disc/Creates a DVD menu
(page 74)
• Unfinalize: Unfinalizes the disc if it has already been
finalized (DVD-RW in VR mode only) (page 74)
• Erase All: Erases all titles on the disc (page 74)
• Format: Reformats the disc (page 75)
New recording
◆To check or free up disc space
For DVD-RWs (Video mode) and DVD+RWs only, you can
check free disc space and title location, and also erase titles using
the Disc Map display (see below).
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Before Recording
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To free up disc space using the Disc Map
display (DVD-RWs in Video mode, DVD+RWs
only)
Recording TV programmes
The Disc Map display in the Tool menu allows you to check the
disc status and erase titles on the disc.
1
Press TITLE LIST while the disc is in the
recorder.
2
3
Press TOOL.
Press M/m to select “Disc Map” from the Tool
menu, then press ENTER.
The Disc Map display appears.
◆ To check free disc space
Press </, to select an open space.
The remaining space and the longest recording time
in each of the recording modes appears.
Before you start…
• Check that the disc has enough available space for the
recording (page 37).
• When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD+RW,
DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode), you cannot record both
sound tracks. Select the sound track, main or sub using the
Options Setup Display (page 87).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if
necessary (page 46).
Disc Map
Empty
HQ[ 0H30M]
LP [ 1H30M]
HSP[ 0H45M]
EP[ 2H00M]
SP[ 1H00M]
2.3GB
SLP[ 3H00M]
Z
"/1
PROG +/–
Selected open
space
Number
buttons, -/-Erase
Cancel
◆ To free up disc space by erasing a title using the
Disc Map
TIME/TEXT
TV/DVD
A Press </, to select the title you want to
erase, then press ENTER.
The title is selected.
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Disc Map
X REC PAUSE
2 DEF 20:00- 21:00
Wed 17.9 20:00( 1H00M)
SP 0.6GB
z REC
x REC STOP
REC MODE
INPUT SELECT
Selected title
Erase
Cancel
To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
Repeat step 1 to erase multiple titles.
B Press m to select “Erase,” then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
C Press </, to select “OK.”
All of the selected titles are erased, freeing up
disc space. If you want to change your selection,
select “Change.”
D Press RETURN repeatedly to turn off the Title
List menu.
z Hint
You can erase all of the disc’s titles (other than protected titles) at once
(page 74).
a Press }/1.
The recorder turns on and the power indicator on the
front panel lights up in green.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
Notes
• When you erase titles, the title order may change depending on the disc
type or format.
• After finalizing, you cannot record further on a DVD-RW (Video
mode) or DVD-R.
• You cannot erase a title during playback or recording.
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Recording TV programmes
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
Note that the Teletext information will not appear on your TV
screen. To view the Teletext information on your TV screen,
press TV/DVD on the remote to switch the input source to your
TV.
* not available in some areas
z Hints
With the recording side facing down
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
e Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position or input source you want to record.
f Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display changes
on the TV screen as follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LP
EP
Notes
• After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start recording.
• While recording or during recording pause, you cannot change the
recording mode.
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are recording may be
erased.
• You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme while recording
another PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme.
Recording/Timer Recording
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
• You can also start and stop recording using the Tool menu. Press
TOOL and select “Record” or “Rec Stop,” then press ENTER.
• You can stop recording from the Title List menu as well. Select the title
you are currently recording and press ENTER. Then select “Rec Stop”
from the sub-menu.
• If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the
TV. When using a decoder, make sure to leave it on.
• To select a programme position, you can also use the number buttons
in step 5 above.
• If you record from equipment connected to the recorder’s input jack,
you can also use the INPUT SELECT button to select “L1,” “L2,”
“L3,” or “L4” in step 5. For details, see “Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer” (page 48).
• You can also select the recording mode using the Tool menu (page 46).
SLP
For more details of the recording mode, see page 36.
g Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording continues until you stop the recording or
the disc is full.
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP. Note that it may take a few seconds for
recording to stop.
To pause recording
Press X REC PAUSE. To restart recording, press the button
again.
To record what you are watching on your TV (TV
Direct Rec) (for SCART connections only)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can easily record
what you are watching on the TV.
Press z REC while a disc is in the recorder.
The recorder automatically turns on and starts recording
what you are watching on the TV. “TV” appears in the
front panel display.
To turn off this function, set “TV Direct Rec” to “Off” in
Features Setup (page 85).
Notes
• You cannot record what you are watching using this method when the
recorder is in the following modes: pause, tuner preset, Easy Setup,
playback, and recording. You also cannot record on a protected disc.
• Do not turn off the TV or change the TV programme position during
TV Direct Rec.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
If your TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, set the TV to TV
input using the TV/DVD button and select the programme you
want to watch. If your TV is connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV to TV input
using the t (TV/video) button (page 25).
About the Teletext function
Some broadcasts systems ensure a Teletext service* in which the
complete programmes and their data (title, date, channel,
recording start time etc.) are stored day by day. When recording
a programme, the recorder automatically takes the programme
name from the Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. For
details, see “TV Guide Page” (page 85).
Using the Quick Timer function
You can set the recorder to record in 30 minute increments by
pressing just the z REC button.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration time.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute increments. The
maximum duration is six hours.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
(normal recording)
The time counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the
recorder stops recording (power does not turn off). Even if you
turn off the recorder during recording, the recorder continues to
record until the time counter runs out.
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Recording TV programmes
39
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears in the front
panel display. The recorder returns to normal recording mode.
Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
The recorder automatically receives and records stereo and
bilingual programmes based on the ZWEITON system or the
NICAM system.
A DVD-RW (VR mode) can record both main and sub sounds.
You can switch between main and sub when playing the disc.
A DVD+RW, DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode) can record
only one sound track (main or sub) at a time. Select the sound
track using the Setup Display before recording starts. Set
“Bilingual Recording” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in Options
Setup (page 87).
◆ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based programme is
received, “STEREO” or “BILINGUAL” appears in the front
panel display.
◆NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based programme is
received, “NICAM” appears in the front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set “Audio” of
“Channel Setting” in “Settings” to “NICAM” (default). If the
sound is not clear when listening to NICAM broadcasts, set
“Audio” to “Standard” (see “Channel Setting” on page 78).
z Hint
You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording bilingual
programmes using the
(audio) button. This does not affect the
recorded sound.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check recording information such as recording time or
disc type.
a Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
The recording information appears.
DVD-RW
VIDEO
SP
1:23:45
1 Disc type/format
2 Recording status
3 Recording mode
4 Recording time
b Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
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Recording TV programmes
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder can divide a recording (a title) into chapters by
inserting chapter marks automatically at 6 or 15 minute intervals
during recording. Select the interval, “6Min” (default) or
“15Min” in “Auto Chapter” of Features Setup (page 85).
z Hint
You can make chapters manually when playing DVD-RWs (VR mode).
For details, see page 68.
Notes
• If “Auto Chapter” is set to “Off” in Features Setup, no chapters are
automatically created.
• When no more chapter marks can be added, you may not be able to
make additional recordings or edit the disc.
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
Timer Recording
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
e Press [TIMER].
The Timer programming (Standard) menu appears.
Timer - Standard
Before you start…
Set the timer manually.
• Check that the disc has enough available space for the
recording (page 37).
• When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD+RW,
DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode), you cannot record both
sound tracks. Select the sound track, main or sub using the
Options Setup Display (page 87).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if
necessary (page 46).
Setting the timer manually (Standard)
Z
"/1
Date
Start
Stop
Today
:
:
Prog.
PDC
Mode VPS
Cancel
ShowView
If the Timer programming (ShowView) menu
appears, press < to switch the display.
f Set the following items using </M/m/,.
Recording/Timer Recording
You can set a total of eight programmes for the timer, up to one
month in advance.
There are two setting methods: manual setting and ShowView
setting.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme position of the
programme manually.
• ShowView: Enter the ShowView number designated for each
TV programme (page 44).
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
A Press M/m to set the date, then press ,.
Each time you press M/m, the item changes as
follows.
Today y Tomorrow y …… y Tue 28.10
(1 month later) y Sun (every Sunday) y ……
y Sat (every Saturday) y Mon-Fri (Monday
to Friday) y Mon-Sat (Monday to Saturday)
y Sun-Sat (Sunday to Saturday) y Today
B Press M/m to set the start time, then press ,.
C Press M/m to set the stop time, then press ,.
[TIMER]
SYSTEM MENU
RETURN
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
x REC STOP
D Press M/m to set the programme position, then
press ,.
When you set the timer for recording from
connected equipment, select “Line1,” “Line2,”
“Line3,” or “Line4.”
E Press M/m to select the recording mode (HQ,
HSP, SP, LP, EP, or SLP), then press ,.
F Press M/m to set the PDC/VPS function “On”
or “Off.”
See “About the PDC/VPS function” below for
more information.
Timer - Standard
OK
Set the timer manually.
Date
a Press }/1.
Start
Stop
Tomorrow 20 : 00 20 : 30
Prog.
AAB
PDC
Mode VPS
SP
Cancel
On
ShowView
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
◆ If you make a mistake
Press </, to select the item you want to change.
◆ To exit without saving the current setting
Press </M/m/, to select “Cancel,” then press
ENTER.
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Timer Recording
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g Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The Timer List menu appears. The TIMER REC
indicator lights up on the front panel and the recorder
is ready to start recording.
h Press RETURN to turn off the Timer List, or
press [TIMER] and repeat from step 5 to
enter additional timer settings.
Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
recorder before the timer recording starts.
To stop recording during timer recording
Note
The beginning of some recordings may not be made when using the
PDC/VPS function.
To display the timer programming menu
automatically with one button (One Touch
Timer) (for SCART connections only)
If you use the SMART LINK connection, you can easily display
the timer programming menu by pressing just the [TIMER]
button.
Press [TIMER] while a disc is in the recorder.
The TV and recorder turn on and the TV’s input is switched to
the recorder. The Timer programming menu appears.
Press x REC STOP.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer List)”
(page 43).
z Hints
• For recording over into the next day, leave the starting date setting as
it is, and enter the ending time in the setting. The date will
automatically change to the next day.
• You can also display the timer programming menu by:
– selecting “TIMER” from the System Menu.
– selecting “Timer” from the Tool menu while the Timer List menu is
displayed.
• You can also use the recorder even when the recorder stands by for
recording. To remind you of the timer setting, a message appears on
your TV screen five minutes before the timer recording starts.
Notes
• If “The disc is full or nearly full” appears on the screen, change the
disc, or make available space for the recording (DVD-RW/DVD+RW
only).
• Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the timer recording.
If not, the timer recording cannot be made.
To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite tuner and select
the satellite programme you want to record. Leave the satellite tuner
turned on until the recorder finishes recording. If you connect
equipment with a timer function, you can use the Synchro Rec function
(page 47).
Note
When you use this function, leave the TV on, or in the standby mode.
Rec Mode Adjust
If there is not enough available disc space for the recording, the
recorder automatically selects the recording mode to enable the
programme to be recorded. This function is normally set to on.
◆To cancel the function
A Press TOOL while the Timer List is displayed.
B Press M/m to select “Rec Mode Adjust,” then press
ENTER.
C Press </, to select “Off,” then press ENTER.
Note
This function only works with a timer recording and the PDC/VPS
function set to off. It does not function with Quick Timer or Synchro
Rec.
To extend the recording duration time
You can extend the recording duration while recording.
1
2
Press TOOL during recording.
Press M/m to select “Extend Rec,” then press
ENTER.
The following display appears.
Extend Rec. Time
About the PDC/VPS function
PDC/VPS signals are transmitted with TV programmes in some
broadcast systems. These signals ensure that timer recordings
are made regardless of any broadcast delays, early starts, or
broadcast interruptions.
To use the PDC/VPS function, set “PDC/VPS” to “On” in step 6
above.
When you turn on this function, the recorder starts scanning the
channel before the timer recording starts. If you are watching TV
when scanning starts, a message will appear on the TV screen. If
you want to watch TV, switch to your TV’s tuner or turn off the
PDC/VPS channel scan function.
OK
Set the timer extend function.
Cancel
Sun 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
SP
Extend Time
Off
3
Press M/m to select the duration time, then press
ENTER.
You can set the duration in increments of 10 minutes,
up to 60 minutes.
4
Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
◆ To turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan function
A Press TOOL.
B Press M/m to select “PDC/VPS Scan Off.”
To ensure that the PDC/VPS function works properly, turn off
the recorder before the timer recording starts. This will
automatically turn on the PDC/VPS channel scan function while
the recorder remains off.
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Timer Recording
z Hint
You can also extend the recording duration time using “Extend Rec” in
the sub-menu of the Timer List.
Note
You cannot extend the recording duration time when “PDC/VPS” is set
to “On.”
If the timer settings overlap
Overlapped timer settings are shown as follows.
Timer
Checking/changing/cancelling timer
settings (Timer List)
These timer settings overlap. Do you want to save this setting?
Wed 29.10
21:00-22:00
AAB
SP
Wed 29.10
20:30-21:00
DEF
SP
You can check, change, or cancel timer settings using the Timer
List menu.
a Press SYSTEM MENU.
Cancel
OK
The System Menu appears.
◆When the timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the second
programme starts recording only after the first programme has
finished.
7:00
8:00
9:00
b Press M/m to select “TIMER LIST,” then
press ENTER.
Recording/Timer Recording
To store the setting, press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
To cancel or change the setting, select “Cancel.” When the
Timer List menu appears, change or cancel the setting (page 43).
The Timer List menu appears.
TIMER LIST
Sports
-RW VR
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15 SP
AAB
Wed 29.10 20:30-21:30 SP
DEF
Wed 29.10 21:00-22:00 SLP
GHI
Thu 30.10 16:00-17:00 SLP
DEF
PDC
VPS
PDC
VPS
10:00
Timer setting A
Timer setting B
will be cut off
◆When the recordings start at the same time
The programme that is set last has priority. In this example, timer
setting B is set after A, so the first part of timer setting A will not
be recorded.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Timer setting A
1 Disc name
To enter a disc name, see “Labelling a disc (Disc
Name)” (page 73).
2 Timer information:
Displays the recording date, time, recording
mode, etc.
• ❐ indicates the overlapped setting.
• a (red) indicates the setting currently being
recorded.
• z (grey) indicates that the setting cannot be recorded
in the selected recording mode.
Timer setting B
◆When the end time of one recording and the start time of
another are the same
After finishing the previous recording, the other recording may
be delayed.
7:00
8:00
9:00
c Press M/m to select the setting you want to
check/change/cancel, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
10:00
Timer setting A
Timer setting B
Note
When “PDC/VPS” is set to “On” for one or more timer recordings, the
start times may change in the event of a broadcast delay or early start.
d Press M/m to select one of the following items.
• Modify
• Erase
• Check Overlap
◆ To modify the setting
A Select “Modify,” then press ENTER.
The display for modifying appears.
Modify
OK
Modify the timer setting.
Date
Mon-Sat
Start
Stop
22 : 00 22 : 15
Prog.
AAB
PDC
Mode VPS
SP
Cancel
Off
B Press </M/m/, to select the item and
change the setting.
To undo the change, press </M/m/, to select
“Cancel,” then press ENTER or RETURN.
To change another setting, repeat step 2.
C Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
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Timer Recording
43
◆ To erase the setting
A Select “Erase,” then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Recording TV programmes using the
ShowView system
Erase
Are you sure you want to erase
this timer setting?
Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15
OK
AAB
SP
Cancel
The ShowView system is a feature that simplifies setting timer
recordings. Just enter the ShowView number listed in the TV
programme guide. The date, time, and programme position of
that programme are set automatically.
Check that the channel is correctly set in “Channel Setting” in
“Settings” (page 78).
If you do not want to erase the setting, select
“Cancel,” then press ENTER or RETURN.
B Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
◆ To check for overlapped settings
A Select “Check Overlap,” then press ENTER.
The display for confirming overlapped settings
appears.
Z
"/1
Number
buttons
CLEAR
SET
[TIMER]
Check Overlap
These timer settings overlap.
Wed 29.10
21:00-22:00
AAB
Wed 29.10
21:30-22:30
DEF
RETURN
</M/m/,,
ENTER
Close
x REC STOP
B Select “Close.”
To change or cancel the setting, press RETURN
to return to the Timer List menu, and repeat steps
3 and d above.
e Press RETURN to turn off the Timer List.
z Hint
While recording, you cannot modify the timer setting for the current
recording, but you can extend the duration of the recording time
(page 43).
a Press }/1.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
e Press [TIMER].
The Timer programming (ShowView) menu
appears.
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Timer Recording
z Hints
Timer - ShowView
Set the timer by entering the timer code.
ShowView No.
Cancel
Standard
If the Timer programming (Standard) menu appears,
press < to switch the display.
f Press the number buttons to enter the
ShowView number, then press SET.
Notes
• Check the clock set before setting the timer recording. If not, the timer
recording cannot be made.
• You can also use the recorder even when the recorder stands by for
recording. To remind you of the timer setting, a message appears on
your TV screen five minutes before the timer recording starts.
◆ To cancel the setting
Press M/m to select “Cancel,” then press ENTER.
g Press M/m to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme position or
station name, recording mode, and PDC/VPS setting
appears. For details about the PDC/VPS function, see
page 42.
Recording/Timer Recording
◆ If you make a mistake
Press CLEAR and re-enter the correct number.
• The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer setting
method (page 42).
• You can extend the recording duration time during recording
(page 42).
• You can also display the timer programming menu by:
– selecting “TIMER” from the System Menu.
– selecting “Timer” from the Tool menu while the Timer List menu is
displayed.
Timer - ShowView
Is the follwing timer setting correct? To modify,
adjust each item or re-enter the timer code.
Date
Start
Stop
Mon 28.6 10 : 00 11 : 30
Prog.
AAB
OK
Cancel
PDC
Mode VPS
HQ
Off
Change
◆ If you want to change the setting
A Press </, to select the item you want to
change.
B Press M/m to change the setting.
To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”
To re-enter the ShowView number, select “Change.”
h Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the front
panel, and the recorder is ready to start recording.
i Press RETURN to turn off the display.
To record from a decoder or other source, leave the
connected equipment turned on.
To stop recording during timer recording
Press x REC STOP.
If the timer settings overlap
See page 43.
To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
See “Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer List)”
(page 43).
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Adjusting the Recording
Picture Quality and Size
You can adjust the recording picture quality and picture size.
◆ Rec Mode
Selects the recording mode for the desired recording
time and picture quality. For more information, see
“Recording mode” (page 36).
• HQ
• HSP
• SP (default)
• LP
• EP
• SLP
◆ Rec Screen Size
Sets the picture size of the programme to be recorded
• 4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3.
• 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide mode).
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
This function works with DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs
(Video mode) when the recording mode is set to HQ,
HSP, or SP. For all other recording modes, the screen
size is fixed at “4:3.”
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), the actual picture size is
recorded regardless of the setting. For instance, if a
16:9 size picture is received, the disc records the
picture as 16:9 even if “Rec Screen Size” is set to
“4:3.”
For DVD+RWs, the screen size is fixed at “4:3.”
◆ Rec NR (noise reduction)
Reduces noise contained in the video signal.
a Press TOOL before recording starts.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Rec Settings,” then press
ENTER.
The following display appears.
◆ Rec Video Equalizer
Adjusts the picture in greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to adjust, then
press ENTER.
• Contrast: Changes the contrast.
• Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
• Color: Makes the colours deeper or lighter.
d Adjust the setting using </M/m/,, then
press ENTER.
The larger the number, the greater the effect. The
default setting is underlined.
Rec. Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Rec Mode :
SP
Rec Screen Size :
4:3
Rec NR :
1
Rec Video Equalizer
Items
Settings
Rec NR
Off 1 ~ 3
Rec Video Equalizer
c Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
Contrast
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Brightness
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Color
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
The adjustment display appears.
e Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust any other
Example: Rec NR
items.
Rec NR
Off
1
2
3
f Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Note
The adjustments made here are for the recorder and cannot be saved for
individual titles.
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Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
Before you start…
• Check that the disc has enough available space for the
recording (page 37).
• When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD+RW,
DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video mode), you cannot record both
sound tracks. Select the sound track, main or sub using the
Options Setup Display (page 87).
• Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if
necessary (page 46).
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
automatically.
When using an unused DVD-RW, select the
recording format, VR or Video.
e Select the line input audio when recording a
bilingual programme.
A Press TOOL.
B Press M/m to select “Line Audio Input,” then
press ENTER.
C Press M/m to select “Bilingual,” then press
ENTER.
f Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, HQ, HSP, SP, LP, EP, or
SLP.
g Set the timer on the connected equipment to
Recording/Timer Recording
You can set the recorder to automatically record programmes
from connected equipment that has a timer function (such as a
satellite tuner). Connect the equipment to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack of the recorder (page 27).
When the connected equipment turns on, the recorder starts
recording a programme from the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
d Press Z to close the disc tray.
the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
Z
"/1
h Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on the front
panel. The recorder is ready to start SynchroRecording.
The recorder automatically starts recording when it
receives an input signal from the connected
equipment. The recorder stops recording when the
connected equipment turns off.
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
To stop recording
Press x REC STOP.
To cancel Synchro Rec
Press SYNCHRO REC. The SYNCHRO REC indicator turns
off.
x REC STOP
REC MODE
SYNCHRO REC
Notes
a Press }/1.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier (receiver)
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear the sound
from the recorder.
c Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
disc tray.
• The Synchro Rec function does not work with some tuners. For details,
see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• While Synchro-Recording, other operations such as normal recording
cannot be done.
• To use the connected equipment while the recorder is standing by for
Synchro-Recording, cancel Synchro-Recording by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to turn off the connected equipment and
press SYNCHRO REC to reset Synchro-Recording before the timer
recording starts.
• The recorder starts recording only after detecting the video signal from
the connected equipment. The beginning of the programme may not be
recorded regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on or off.
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy guard signal cannot
be recorded. When you record a programme that contains a Copy-Once
signal, use a DVD-RW (Ver. 1.1 with CPRM) in VR mode for
recording. For details, see “Unrecordable pictures” (page 36).
• When using the Synchro Rec function, do not use the VCR control
function on connected equipment.
• The Synchro Rec function cannot be used with a decoder.
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If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording and
another timer recording overlap
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a Synchro Rec
programme, the programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the first
programme has finished.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
First programme
Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
Connect a VCR, digital tuner, or similar device to the LINE 3,
LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks (pages 27 to 28). Then, follow the
steps below to make a recording on this recorder.
Second programme
will be cut off
Z
TOOL
M/m, ENTER
X REC PAUSE
x REC STOP
REC MODE
INPUT SELECT
a Turn on your TV and this recorder, then set
it to the connected channel (“VIDEO,” etc.).
b Press Z, and place a recordable disc on the
tray.
c Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front panel
display.
d Press INPUT SELECT to select a input
source according to the connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme
position
L1
L2
L3
L4
e Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The recording mode changes as follows:
HQ
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Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer
HSP
SP
LP
EP
SLP
f Select the audio input using the Tool menu.
A Press TOOL.
B Press M/m to select “Line Audio Input,” then
press ENTER.
C Press M/m to select the item, then press
ENTER.
• Stereo (default)
• Bilingual*
Recording/Timer Recording
* When recording a bilingual programme on a DVD-RW (Video
mode), DVD+RW, or DVD-R, select the sound track, “Main” or
“Sub,” in “Bilingual Recording” of Options Setup (page 87).
g Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
record pause.
h Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
i At the same time, press X REC PAUSE on
this recorder and the pause or play button on
the connected equipment.
Recording starts.
j To stop recording, press x REC STOP on
this recorder.
z Hint
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture before recording.
See “Adjusting the Recording Picture Quality and Size” (page 46).
Note
When recording a video game image, the screen may not be clear.
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer
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Before Playing
Playback
Read the following information before playing a disc.
This section explains the basics of
playback, such as playable disc types, and
describes the settings necessary for
playback in general.
Playable discs
This recorder can play the following discs in both the 12 cm and
8 cm sizes.
◆Disc types
DVD VIDEO*
DVD-RW*
Ver. 1.0
Ver. 1.1
Ver. 1.1 with CPRM
DVD+RW*
DVD-R*
DVD+R*
Music CD
• Before Playing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 50
• Playing Discs
CD-R/CD-RW
(Music CD format
only)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 51
• Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc
. . . . . . . . . page 54
• Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 56
* “DVD VIDEO,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+RW,” and “DVDR” are trademarks.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear of the unit
and will only play DVD VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with
identical region codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
• Checking the Play Information and Playing Time
DVD VIDEOs labelled
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 57
• Selecting the Sound
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 58
• TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 59
ALL
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message
“Playback prohibited by region code.” will appear on the TV
screen. Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region code
indication may be labelled even though playing the DVD
VIDEO is prohibited by area restrictions.
X
• Changing the Angles
. . . . . . . page 60
RDR–XXXX
00V 00Hz
00W
• Displaying the Subtitles
. . . . . page 61
• Adjusting the Playback Picture and Sound
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 61
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Before Playing
will also play on this recorder.
NO.
0-000-000-00
Region code
Discs that cannot be played on this recorder
The recorder cannot play the following discs:
• All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in the music CD
format
• Data part of CD-Extras
• VIDEO CDs
• Super VCDs
• DVD-ROMs
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code (page 50)
Playing Discs
Depending on the disc, some operations may differ, or certain
restrictions may apply. Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with your disc.
Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
Z
Notes
• The following type of high-speed discs can be played back on this
recorder: up to 2×-speed DVD-RWs (Revision 1.0), up to 4×-speed
DVD-Rs (Revision 1.0), or up to 4×-speed DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs.
• DVD-RW/-Rs, DVD+RWs/+Rs, or CD-RW/-Rs recorded on another
recording device cannot be played on this recorder if they have not
been correctly finalized. Some discs cannot be played due to the
recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
characteristics of the recording device and authoring software.
"/1
Number
buttons, SET
MENU
TOP MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
H
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track
• DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL) jack.
• When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set “DTS” to
“On” in the Audio Setup (page 84).
• If you connect the recorder to audio equipment without a builtin DTS decoder, do not set “DTS” to “On” in the Audio setup
(page 84). A loud noise may come out from the speakers,
affecting your ears or causing the speakers to be damaged.
Playback
• When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will be
heard from the analogue stereo jacks. To avoid possible
damage to the audio system, the consumer should take proper
precautions when the analogue stereo jacks of the recorder are
connected to an amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external 5.1-channel decoder system
must be connected to the digital jack of the recorder.
• Set the sound to “Stereo” using the
(audio) button when
you play DTS sound tracks on a CD (page 58).
• Do not play DTS sound tracks without first connecting the
recorder to an audio component having a built-in DTS decoder.
The recorder outputs the DTS signal via the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL) jack even if “DTS” is set to “Off” in the Audio
Setup (page 84), and may affect your ears or cause your
speakers to be damaged.
x
a Press }/1.
The recorder turns on and the power indicator lights
up in green.
b Turn on the TV, and switch the input selector
on your TV so that the signal from the
recorder appears on the TV screen.
◆ When using an amplifier
Turn on the amplifier (receiver) and select the
appropriate channel so that you can hear sound from
the recorder.
c Press
Z to open the disc tray.
d Place a disc on the disc tray.
Playing side facing down
e Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears in the front panel
display.
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51
◆ When playing a DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R
You can select a title from the Title List menu. See
“Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc” (page 54).
◆ If a menu appears on the TV screen
See “Using the DVD’s Menu” below.
f Press H.
The recorder starts playback.
To adjust the volume
Adjust the volume of your TV or amplifier (receiver).
To stop playback
Press x.
Using the DVD’s Menu
When you play a DVD VIDEO which contains several titles, you
can select the title you want using the TOP MENU or MENU
button.
When you play DVD VIDEOs that allow you to select items
such as the language for the subtitles and the language for the
sound, select these items using the MENU button.
a Press TOP MENU or MENU.
The disc’s menu appears on the TV screen.
The contents of the menu vary from disc to disc.
b Press </M/m/, or the number buttons to
select the item you want to play or change.
To turn off the recorder
Press @/1.
c Press ENTER.
z Hint
You can also start or stop playback using the Tool menu.
To start playback automatically with one button
(One Touch Play) (for SCART connections only)
If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can turn on the
recorder and the TV, set your TV’s input to the recorder, and
start playback automatically with one button.
Press H while a disc is in the recorder.
The TV and recorder turn on and the TV’s input is switches to
the recorder. Playback starts automatically.
Note
When you use this function, leave the TV on, or in the standby mode.
To play a DVD VIDEO for which Parental Control
is set
When the message “Do you want to temporarily change parental
control to *?” appears on the TV screen, follow the steps below.
1
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The display for entering your password appears.
Parental Control
Enter your password.
Cancel
Password
2
Enter your four digit password using the number
buttons.
The cursor moves to “OK.”
3
Press ENTER to select “OK.”
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see “Parental Control (DVD
VIDEO only)” (page 85).
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Playing Discs
z Hint
If you are playing a finalized DVD-R, DVD+RW, or DVD-RW (Video
mode), you can display the menu with the TOP MENU or MENU button.
See “Finalizing a disc (Finalize)” (page 74) for more information about
finalizing and DVD menus.
Basic operations/Changing the
playback speed
Z
REPLAY
Playback
TOOL
m
/
M (Search)
</M/m/,, ENTER
./>
x
X
Jog Stick
H
To:
Operations
Discs
Pause
Press X. To resume playback, press X or H.
All discs
Locate the beginning of
the title/chapter/track
During playback, press > or ..
• > : Goes to the next title/chapter/track.
• . : Goes back to the beginning of the previous title/chapter/track.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), you can manually add chapter marks
(page 68).
All discs
Stop play and remove
the disc
Press Z.
All discs
Replay the previous
scene
Press REPLAY.
This function is useful when you want to review a scene or dialogue you
missed.
Fast forward/fast
reverse (search)
While playing a disc, briefly push the Jog Stick to the left or right. Each
time you push the Jog Stick, the search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse m
FR1 T
FR2 T T
FR3* T T T
All discs
fast forward
M
t FF1
t t FF2
t t t FF3*
To resume to the normal speed, press H.
When you push and hold the Jog Stick down to the left or right, fast
forward/fast reverse continues at the selected speed until you release the
Jog Stick. Actual speeds may differ with some discs or recording modes.
* Music CDs cannot be played at FR3/FF3.
Frame by frame (Slowmotion play)
Push m / M Jog Stick for more than one second when the
recorder is in pause mode.
To return to the normal speed, press H.
Watch one frame at a
time (Freeze Frame)
Push m / M Jog Stick briefly when the recorder is in pause
mode.
To return to the normal speed, press H.
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To resume playback from the point where you
stopped the disc (Resume Play)
When you stop the disc, the recorder remembers the point where
you pressed x.
• For DVDs:
Resume Play works as long as you do not open the disc tray
(you may turn off the recorder).
• For CDs:
Resume Play works as long as you do not turn off the recorder
or open the disc tray.
1
While playing a disc, press x to stop playback.
“RESUME” appears in the front panel display.
If “RESUME” does not appear, Resume Play is not
available.
2
Press H.
The recorder starts playback from the point where
you stopped the disc in step 1.
Selecting a Recorded Title
on a Disc
The Title List menu displays all the titles recorded on the disc
and you can select the one you want to play. For details, see also
page 32.
◆To play from the beginning of a disc
Reset the resume point using the Tool menu.
Press TOOL and press M/m to select “Reset Resume,” then press
ENTER.
◆To play from the beginning of a title
You can locate the beginning of the title/track using the Tool
menu. Press TOOL and press M/m to select “Play From Start,”
then press ENTER. Playback automatically starts from the
beginning of the title.
TITLE LIST
SYSTEM MENU
</M/m/,,
ENTER
ZOOM +/–
CURSOR MODE
RETURN
m/M
H
Notes
• Depending on the disc, the recorder may not resume playback from
where you stopped the disc.
• Depending on where you stopped the disc, the recorder may not
resume playback from exactly the same point.
• The point where you stopped playing is cleared when:
– you open the disc tray.
– you play another title.
– you switch the Title List menu (Original or Playlist).
– you edit the disc, such as erasing a title.
– you change the settings on the recorder.
– you turn off the recorder (CD only).
– you make a recording (except for DVD-RWs in VR mode).
X
a Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
For a DVD-RW (VR mode), select “Original” or
“Playlist” using the Tool menu (page 32).
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Play,” then press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title on the disc.
z Hints
• You can also display the Title List menu using the System Menu. Press
SYSTEM MENU and select “TITLE LIST,” then press ENTER
(page 32).
• You can select Page mode by pressing CURSOR MODE (page 32). In
Page mode, you can change the page of the Title List using M/m.
• You can also use the H button to start playback.
• To change the title name, see “Labelling a title (Title Name)”
(page 65). If the programme contains Teletext signals, the title name
will automatically appear in the Title List.
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Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc
To change the title order (Sort)
You can sort the titles according to date, number, or title.
1
Press < while the Title List menu is turned on.
The Sort buttons are selected.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Title
Press M/m to select date, number, or title, then
press ENTER.
The titles are sorted in selected order.
Order
Sorted
Date
in order of date (when the titles were
recorded). The title that is recorded
most recently is listed at the top.
Number
in order of recorded title number.
Title
in alphabetical order.
If you use the SMART LINK connection, you can easily display
the Title List menu by pressing just the TITLE LIST button.
Press TITLE LIST while a disc is in the recorder.
The TV and recorder turn on and the TV’s input is switched to
the recorder.
The Title List menu appears.
Note
When you use this function, leave the TV on, or in the standby mode.
To change a title thumbnail picture (Thumbnail)
(DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can select a favourite scene for a thumbnail picture in a
zoomed Title List menu.
1
Press TITLE LIST while a disc is in the recorder.
The Title List menu appears.
2
Press M/m to select a title whose thumbnail
picture you want to change, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Press M/m to select “Set Thumbnail,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting a thumbnail picture appears.
The selected title starts to play in the background.
To show the list in greater detail (Zoom)
Press ZOOM+ while the Title List menu is turned on to view
detailed information about the title.
To return to the normal Title List menu, press ZOOM–.
Set Thumbnail
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
-RW.VR
Sort
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
1
AAB
My Movies
13:00-14:00
Date
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)
Number
2
Title
DEF
20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M)
3
AAB
9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M)
Playback
2
1.5/4.7GB
Date
Sort
Sort buttons
My Movies
ORIGINAL
To display the Title List automatically with one
button (One Touch Menu) (for SCART
connections only)
1 AAB 13:00-14:00
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
SP
DEF
SLP
AAB
EP
GHI
SLP
0:00:45
4
1 Title’s thumbnail picture
2 Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, date/time of
recording, programme position, and recording
mode*.
While watching the playback picture, press H,
X, or m/M to select the scene you want to set
for a thumbnail picture, then press ENTER.
Playback pauses at the selected scene, and the
display asks for confirmation.
Set Thumbnail
Do you want to set this point as a Thumbnail?
• indicates that the title is protected.
• a (red) indicates that the title is being recorded.
* The displayed recording mode refers to the mode selected when the
programme was recorded on this recorder.
OK
Change
Cancel
To change the selection, select “Change.”
5
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail picture.
6
Press RETURN to turn off the display.
z Hint
After recording, the first scene of the recording (the title) is
automatically set for the thumbnail picture.
Notes
• Title thumbnail pictures are displayed only on this recorder.
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail pictures to be displayed.
Selecting a Recorded Title on a Disc
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Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track
c Press the number buttons to select the
number of the title, chapter, track, time code,
etc., you want.
For example: Time Search
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “21020.”
◆ If you make a mistake
Press CLEAR to cancel the number, then select
another number.
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and a CD by track.
Since titles and tracks are assigned unique numbers on the disc,
you can select the desired title/chapter/track by entering its
number. Or, you can search for a scene using the time code.
d Press SET.
The recorder starts playback from the selected title/
chapter/track/scene.
To cancel searching
Press RETURN.
Number buttons,
SET
Notes
CLEAR
• You cannot search for a still picture on a DVD-RW (VR mode) using
Time Search.
• If you enter a number that does not exist, the current selection does not
change.
TOOL
M/m, ENTER
RETURN
a Press TOOL during playback.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select the search method, then
press ENTER.
• Title Search (for DVDs)
• Chapter Search (for DVDs)
• Track Search (for CDs)
• Time Search (for DVDs): Searches for a starting point
by entering the time code.
The display for entering the number appears.
Example: Title Search
Title : -- (21)
The number in parentheses indicates the total number
of titles, tracks, etc.
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Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track
Checking the Play
Information and Playing
Time
◆ Display 2
Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
Original
DVD-RW
VR
SP
T1
0:00:45
1 Disc type/format (page 35)
2 Title type (Original or Playlist) (page 32)
You can check the playing time and remaining time of the
current title, chapter, or track. Also, you can check the disc name
recorded on the disc.
3 Play mode
4 Recording mode* (page 36)
5 Playing status bar
7 Playing time
* The displayed recording mode refers to the mode selected when the
programme was recorded on this recorder.
Playback
6 Title number (page 54)
To check the remaining time
TIME/TEXT
DISPLAY
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows:
Title/track information (Display 1)
m
Play mode/time information (Display 2)
m
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly while the Display 2 is displayed
above.
Each time you press the button, the display changes in the
following order.
◆When playing a DVD
• Playing time of the current title (hours: minutes: seconds)
• Remaining time of the current title
• Playing time of the current chapter
• Remaining time of the current chapter
• Disc name (DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R only)
◆When playing a CD
• Playing time of the current track (minutes: seconds)
• Remaining time of the current track
• Playing time of the current disc
• Remaining time of the current disc
• Disc name
(Display off)
The displays differ depending on the disc type or playing status.
To check the disc name (except DVD VIDEO)
◆ Display 1
Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly while the Display 2 is displayed.
The text appears only when text is recorded on a CD, or if you
input the disc’s name. To label a DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R,
see “Labelling a disc (Disc Name)” (page 73).
Title 1
Movies
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
1 Title/track number/name
2 Available disc functions (angle/audio/subtitle,
etc.)
DVD-RW
VR
SP
T2
0:00:45
Text, Disc
name
z Hint
When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in Options Setup
(page 87), playback information automatically appears for several
seconds after starting playback.
3 The current selected function or audio setting
(appears only temporarily)
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Checking the Play Information and Playing Time
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Checking the playing time in the front
panel display
Selecting the Sound
You can view the playing time or disc text in the front panel
display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
Each press of the button changes the information as follows:
◆When playing a DVD
Title playing time and the current title/chapter number
Remaining time of the current title
When playing a DVD VIDEO recorded in multiple audio
formats (PCM, Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, or DTS), you can
select the audio format. If a DVD VIDEO is recorded with
multilingual tracks, you can also change the language.
With CDs, you can select the sound from the right or left channel
and listen to the sound of the selected channel through both the
right and left speakers. For example, when playing a disc
containing a song with the vocals on the right channel and the
instruments on the left channel, you can listen to the instruments
only from both speakers, by selecting the left channel.
Playing time and number of the current chapter
Remaining time of the current chapter
Disc name
DISPLAY
◆When playing a CD
Track playing time and the current track/index number
Press
(audio) repeatedly during playback to
select one of the audio options.
Remaining time of the current track
The following display appears.
Example: DVD VIDEO
Playing time of the disc
Remaining time of the disc
Disc name
z Hint
Long text that does not fit in a single line will scroll across the front panel
display.
Notes
• Depending on the type of disc being played, the disc’s text may not be
displayed.
• The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s text, such as the
disc name.
• The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are replaced with “*.”
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Selecting the Sound
1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0
◆When playing a DVD VIDEO
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies.
When four numbers are displayed, they indicate a language
code. To see which language the code represents, see “Language
Code List” (page 96). When the same language is displayed two
or more times, the DVD VIDEO is recorded in multiple audio
formats.
◆When playing a DVD-RW in VR mode
The types of sound tracks recorded on a disc are displayed. The
default setting is underlined.
Example:
• 1: Main (main sound)
• 1: Sub (sub sound)
• 1: Main/Sub (main and sub sound)
◆When playing a CD
The default setting is underlined.
• Stereo: The standard stereo sound
• 1/L: The sound of the left channel (monaural)
• 2/R: The sound of the right channel (monaural)
TV Virtual Surround
Settings (TVS)
Notes
• Depending on the disc, you may not be able to change the audio format.
• When playing a DVD-RW in VR mode: If you have connected to an
AV amplifier (receiver) using the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack
and want to switch between sound tracks, set “Dolby Digital” in Audio
Setup to “D-PCM.”
Checking the audio signal format
Press DISPLAY.
Playback
When playing a DVD, you can check the format of the current
audio signal (Dolby Digital, MPEG audio, DTS, PCM, etc.).
When you connect a stereo TV or two front speakers, TVS (TV
Virtual Surround) lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using
sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from the sound of
the front speakers (L: left, R: right) without using actual rear
speakers. If the player is set up to output the signal from the
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack, the surround effect will only
be heard when “Dolby Digital” in Audio Setup is set to “DPCM.”
TVS was developed by Sony to produce surround sound for
home use using just a stereo TV.
The following display appears.
Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
Rear (L/R)
SUR
1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1
Front (L/R)
+ Centre
LFE (Low Frequency
Effect)
◆About audio signals
Audio signals recorded in a disc contain the sound elements
(channels) shown below. Each channel is output from a separate
speaker.
• Front (L)
• Front (R)
• Centre
• Rear (L)
• Rear (R)
• Rear (Monaural): This signal can be either Dolby Surround
Sound processed signals or Dolby Digital sound’s monaural
rear audio signals.
• LFE (Low Frequency Effect) signal
Note
If “DTS” is set to “Off” in Audio Setup, the DTS track selection option
will not appear on the screen even if the disc contains DTS tracks
(page 84).
Press SUR repeatedly during playback to select
one of the TVS sounds.
Refer to the following explanations given for each item.
• Off
• Dynamic
• Wide
• Night
• Standard
TV Virtual Surround modes
◆Dynamic
Creates one set of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the
actual front speakers (L, R) as shown below.
This mode is effective when the distance between the front L and
R speakers is short, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
TV
◆Wide
Creates five sets of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the
actual front speakers (L, R) as shown below.
This mode is effective when the distance between the front L and
R speakers is short, such as with built-in speakers on a stereo TV.
TV
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TV Virtual Surround Settings (TVS)
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◆Night
Large sounds, such as explosions, are suppressed, but quieter
sounds are unaffected. This feature is useful when you want to
hear the dialogue and enjoy the surround sound effects of
“Wide” at low volume.
Changing the Angles
◆Standard
Creates three sets of virtual rear speakers from the sound of the
actual front speakers (L, R) as shown below.
This mode is effective when you use two separate front speakers.
L
R
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on a
DVD VIDEO, “ANGLE” appears in the front panel display,
indicating that you can change the viewing angle.
L: Front speaker (left)
R: Front speaker (right)
: Virtual speaker
To cancel the setting
Select “Off.”
z Hint
You can select the TVS mode from the Tool menu (page 62).
Notes
• If the playback signal does not contain a signal for the rear speakers,
surround effects will be difficult to hear.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off the surround
setting of the connected TV or amplifier (receiver).
• Make sure that your listening position is between and at an equal
distance from your speakers, and that the speakers are located in
similar surroundings.
• Not all discs will respond to the “Night” function in the same way.
• The TVS function cannot be used with discs recorded on this recorder.
• When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to listen to MPEG
audio signals and set “MPEG” to “MPEG” in Audio Setup, no sound
will come from your speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.
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Changing the Angles
Press
(angle) repeatedly during playback to
select an angle.
The scene changes to the selected angle.
Angle 1(3)
Notes
• Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the
angles even if multi-angles are recorded on the disc.
• You cannot change the angles when playing a disc recorded on this
recorder.
Displaying the Subtitles
Adjusting the Playback
Picture and Sound
You can adjust the video/audio signal from the recorder to obtain
the picture or sound quality you want.
If subtitles are recorded on a disc you can change the subtitle
language or turn the subtitles on and off whenever you want
during playback.
Playback
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
Press
(subtitle) repeatedly during playback to
select a setting.
1 : English
Depending on the DVD VIDEO, the choice of language varies.
When four numbers are displayed, they indicate a language
code. To see which language the code represents, see “Language
Code List” (page 96).
To turn off the subtitles
Select “Off.”
Notes
Adjusting the picture quality
a Press TOOL during playback.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Video Settings,” then
press ENTER.
The following display appears.
Video Settings
Select the item you want to change.
• Depending on the DVD VIDEO, you may not be able to change the
subtitle language even if multilingual subtitles are recorded on it. You
also may not be able to turn them off.
• You cannot change the subtitles when playing a disc recorded on this
recorder.
Y NR :
2
C NR :
2
BNR :
2
DVE :
Off
PB Video Equalizer
c Press M/m to select the item you want to
adjust, then press ENTER.
The adjustment display appears.
Example: Y NR
Y NR
Off
1
2
3
◆ Y NR (luminance noise reduction)
Reduces noise contained in the luminance element of
the video signal.
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Displaying the Subtitles
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◆ C NR (chroma noise reduction)
Reduces noise contained in the colour element of the
video signal.
◆ BNR (block noise reduction)
Reduces “block noise” or mosaic like patterns in the
picture.
◆ DVE (digital video enhancer)
Sharpens the outlines of the images.
Adjusting the sound quality
a Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
◆ PB Video Equalizer (Playback video equalizer)
Adjusts the picture in greater detail.
Press M/m to select the item you want to adjust, then
press ENTER.
• Contrast: changes the contrast.
• Brightness: changes the overall brightness.
• Color: makes the colours deeper or lighter.
• Hue: changes the colour balance.
d Press </, to adjust the setting, then press
ENTER.
The larger the number, the greater the effect. The
default settings are underlined.
b Press M/m to select “Audio Settings,” then
press ENTER.
The following display appears.
Audio Settings
Select the item you want to change.
Surround :
Off
Audio Filter :
Sharp
c Press M/m to select the item, then press
ENTER.
Example: Surround (TVS)
Surround (TVS)
Items
Settings
Y NR
Off
1
2
3
C NR
Off
1
2
3
BNR
Off
1
2
3
Select a surround effect.
Off
Dynamic
Wide
Night
DVE
Off
1
2
3
Standard
PB Video Equalizer
Contrast
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Brightness
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Color
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
Hue
–3 ~ 0 ~ 3
e Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust any other
items.
f Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Notes
• If the outlines of the images on your screen become blurred, set “BNR”
to “Off.”
• Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the BNR effect may
be hard to discern. The BNR function may not work with some screen
sizes.
• When playing a disc recorded in SLP recording mode, the BNR setting
may have little effect.
◆ Surround (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects one of the surround modes. For more
information, see “TV Virtual Surround Settings
(TVS)” (page 59).
• Off (default)
• Dynamic
• Wide
• Night
• Standard
◆ Audio Filter (all discs)
Selects the digital filter to reduce noise above 22.05
kHz (Fs* is 44.1 kHz), 24 kHz (Fs is 48 kHz), or 48
kHz (Fs is above 96 kHz).
• Sharp (default): Provides a wide frequency range and
spatial feeling.
• Slow: Provides smooth and warm sound.
* Sampling frequency of audio source
This function affects output signals from the LINE 1
TV, LINE 3/DECODER, or LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO
L/R) jacks.
d Press </M/m/, to select the option, then
press ENTER.
e Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Note
There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter depending on the
disc or playback environment.
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Adjusting the Playback Picture and Sound
Before Editing
Editing a DVD
This section introduces the basics of DVD
editing, and explains both edit functions for
the recording on a disc, and the edit
functions for the entire disc.
This recorder offers various edit options. Before you edit, read
the following to see what is available for your disc.
Note that you may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
Checking the disc type, recording
format, and title type
Edit options for DVD-RWs (Video
mode)/DVD+RWs/DVD-Rs
Editing a DVD
Press TITLE LIST, and check the disc type and recording format
indicated at the top of the Title List menu. If the disc is a VR
mode disc, check also the title type, Original or Playlist. If you
edit an original title instead of a Playlist title by mistake, it is
irreversible. You will be unable to recover the erased title, or
revert the edited title to the previous status.
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode titles are actual
recordings on the disc, you cannot undo the edits you have done.
Title List menu for DVD-RWs (Video mode)/
DVD+RWs/DVD-Rs
Disc type/
Recording
format
-RW.Video
My Movies
TITLE LIST
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
Basic edit functions available with Video mode titles:
– Setting protection against erasure (page 65).
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 66).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 66).
Notes
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit or record on the disc (except
for DVD-RWs in VR mode and DVD+RWs).
• You cannot create a Playlist (see below) on a DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+RW, or DVD-Rs.
• Before Editing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 63
• Basic Editing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 65
• Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 68
• Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing a Disc
. . . .page 73
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Before Editing
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Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
You have two options for a DVD-RW (VR mode): editing either
the original recording (called the “Original”), or the playback
information created from the Original (called a “Playlist”). Since
each is different in nature and offers different merits, read the
following and select the one that better suits your needs.
Editing the “Original”
Basic edit functions available with Originals:
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 66).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 66).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 67).
All edits made to the original title are final. If you plan to retain
an unaltered original recording, create and edit a Playlist (see
below).
The Title List (Original) menu displays all the original titles on the disc.
Disc type/
Recording format
-RW.VR
Title type
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
Note
Original titles provide a source for the created Playlist. If you use an
original title for a Playlist, you will be unable to erase the original title.
Editing the “Playlist”
A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles created from the original
title for editing purposes. When you create a Playlist, only the
control information necessary for playback, such as the playback
order, is stored on the disc.
Example: You have recorded the final few matches of a football
tournament on a DVD-RW (VR mode). You want to create a
digest with the goal scenes and other highlights, but you also
want to keep the original recording.
In this case, you can collect the scenes of the highlights, and
create playback information (a Playlist title). You can even
rearrange the scene order within the Playlist title.
The above is only an example. Try using the Playlist’s various
edit functions, or use them in conjunction with an Original edit.
Devise your own ways of editing with Playlists and Originals.
The Title List (Playlist) menu displays the Playlist titles on the disc.
Disc type/
Title type
Recording format
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
Sort
Date
Number
Title
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Before Editing
PLAYLIST
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Advanced edit functions available with the Playlist:
– Labelling a title (page 65).
– Erasing a title (page 66).
– Erasing multiple titles (page 66).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 67).
– Creating a Playlist title from selected titles and scenes
(page 68).
– Rearranging the title order (page 71).
– Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 71).
– Combining multiple titles into one title (page 72).
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
Basic Editing
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Title Name,” then press
ENTER.
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note that these
edits are irreversible to the original status.
If you want to edit a DVD-RW (VR mode) without changing the
original recordings, create a Playlist (page 68).
The display for entering a title name appears.
To enter character, see page 34.
Input Title Name
AAB
13:00-14:00
Notes
"A"
-
1
2 A B C
.
2
3 D E
3
1
,
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
0
Finish
d When you finish entering the title name,
press </M/m/, to select “Finish.”
A new Title List menu appears with the title of the
entered name.
Editing a DVD
• If “No new data can be added to this disc” appears on the screen, erase
any unwanted titles before editing.
• For DVD-Rs/DVD-RWs (Video mode):
Finish all the editing before finalizing the disc. You cannot edit a
finalized disc.
• For original titles in DVD-RWs (VR mode):
Original titles provide a source for derived Playlist. When you use an
original title for a Playlist, you will be unable to erase or edit the
original title.
TITLE LIST
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
./>
m/M
H
X
CHAPTER MARK
CHAPTER ERASE
Protecting a title (Protect)
You can set protection for a title so that the title cannot be erased.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select “Original”
from the Tool menu.
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TITLE LIST
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
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25. 9
4
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20:00-20:30
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26.10
8
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10:00-10:30
28.10
Labelling a title (Title Name)
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
1.5/4.7GB
AAB
Title
You can enter up to 64 characters for a name. The title name will
be displayed in the Title List menu.
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1
Sort
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Protect,” then press
ENTER.
The following display appears.
Protect
Select the protection status for this title.
1
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
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Title
AAB
13:00-14:00
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On
Off
d Press </, to select “On,” then press
ENTER.
The protection is set.
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To cancel the protection
1
2
3
Select the protected title in step 2.
z Hint
If you are using a DVD-RW (Video mode) or DVD+RW, you can erase
a title using the Disc Map (page 38).
Press M/m to select “Protect,” then press ENTER.
Press </, to select “Off,” then press ENTER.
Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)
To protect the entire disc
See page 73.
You can erase more than two titles at one time using the Tool
menu.
Note
◆For DVD-Rs:
Note that erasing titles on a DVD-R does not increase available
disc space.
You cannot protect Playlist titles.
◆For DVD-RWs (VR mode):
Note that you are unable to erase the original title if there is a
Playlist title derived from the original title.
Erasing a title (Erase)
You can erase titles individually using the sub-menu.
◆For DVD-Rs:
Note that erasing titles on a DVD-R does not increase available
disc space.
◆For DVD-RWs (VR mode):
Note that you are unable to erase the original title if there is a
Playlist title derived from the original title.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
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L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
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20:00-20:30
15.10
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a Press TITLE LIST.
-RW.VR
a Press TITLE LIST.
Title
b Press TOOL.
The Tool menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Erase Titles,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting titles to be erased appears.
Erase Titles
b Press M/m to select the title you want to erase,
then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The title is erased.
◆ When the selected title is protected
• To continue the procedure, press , to select
“Change.”
The protection display appears. Select “Off” by
pressing </,, then press ENTER.
• To cancel the procedure, select “Close” by pressing
</,, then press ENTER.
◆ When the selected title is referred to by a
Playlist
Select “Close” as you are unable to delete an original
title that is referred to by a Playlist.
If you want to delete the original title, first delete the
Playlist title. Then, delete the original title.
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Select the titles to erase.
1
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13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
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20:00-21:00
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3
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9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
Cancel
d Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box next to the
selected title.
To clear the check mark, press ENTER again.
Erase Titles
Select the titles to erase.
OK
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13:00-14:00
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20:00-20:30
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Cancel
List
Reset All
To list all of the titles to be erased, select “List.”
To clear all the check marks, select “Reset All.”
e Repeat step 4 to select all the titles you want
to erase.
◆ When the selected title is protected
The display asks for confirmation.
The selected title plays in the background. The slider
indicates the current playback point.
A-B Erase (Set point A)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
• To continue the procedure, press , to select
“Change.”
The protection display appears. Select “Off” by
pressing </,, then press ENTER.
• To cancel the procedure, select “Close” by pressing
</,, then press ENTER.
◆ When the selected title is referred to by a
Playlist
Select “Close” as you are unable to delete an original
title that is referred to by a Playlist.
If you want to delete the original title, first delete the
Playlist title. Then, delete the original title.
The display asks for confirmation.
To return to the display for selecting titles, select
“View All.”
g Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
z Hint
If you are using a DVD-RW (Video mode) or DVD+RW, you can erase
a title using the Disc Map (page 38).
Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
Playback point
◆ When the selected title is protected
The display asks for confirmation.
• To continue the procedure, press </, to select
“Change.”
The protection display appears. Select “Off” by
pressing </,, then press ENTER.
• To cancel the procedure, select “Close” by pressing
</,, then press ENTER.
◆ When the selected title is referred to by a
Playlist
Select “Close” as you are unable to delete an original
title that is referred to by a Playlist.
If you want to delete a section of the original title,
first delete the Playlist title. Then, delete the section.
Editing a DVD
f Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
A 0:12:34
B – :– –:– –
d While watching the playback picture, set
point A using H, X, and m/M, then
press ENTER.
The display for setting point B appears, and the title
continues to play in the background.
A-B Erase (Set point B)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
You can erase a section of a title using the sub-menu.
◆For original titles in a DVD-RW (VR mode):
Note that you are unable to erase the original title if there is a
Playlist title derived from the original title.
A 0:12:34
B 0:23:45
A
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears. If you are using a DVDRW (VR mode), press TOOL and select either
“Original” or “Playlist” from the Tool menu to
change the Title List, if necessary.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
ORIGINAL
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
28.10
Sort
Title
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “A-B Erase,” then press
ENTER.
e While watching the playback picture, set
point B using H, X, and m/M, then
press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
A-B Erase
Erase the scene
between A 0:12:34 and B 0:23:45?
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change A
Change B
To preview, select “Preview.”
To reset either point A or B, select “Change A” or
“Change B.”
f Press </M/m/, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The scene is erased, and the display asks whether to
erase another scene.
To continue, select “Yes” and repeat the steps above.
The display for setting point A appears.
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g To exit, press </, to select “No,” then
press ENTER.
The display returns to the Title List menu.
Advanced Editing (Playlist
Edit)
Notes
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the point where
you erase a section of a title.
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
Creating chapters manually
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any point you like.
Press CHAPTER MARK during playback at the
point where you want to divide the title into
chapters.
Each time you press the button, “Marking…” appears on the
screen and the scene to the left and right of the mark becomes a
chapter.
This section explains how to create a Playlist, and then covers
available edit functions for the created Playlist.
Playlist titles can be created from scenes that are selected
original titles or other Playlist titles.
Since edits to the Playlist does not affect the original title, you
can redo editing as many times as you like.
To create a Playlist title, you will do the following.
1.Select a title or titles for editing
m
2.“Capture” multiple scenes from the selected title(s)
m
3.Confirm the scenes on the Scene List
m
4.If necessary, edit the scenes on the Scene List
m
Marking...
5.Connect scenes to create a “Playlist” title
To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing a chapter mark during
playback.
1
Press . or > to search for a chapter
number.
2
Press CHAPTER ERASE while displaying the
chapter you want to erase.
The current playing chapter combines with the
previous chapter.
TITLE LIST
TOOL
Notes
• Playback may momentarily stop when inserting a chapter mark.
• A message will appear when no more chapter marks can be added. In
this case, you may not be able to record or edit the disc.
</M/m/,,
ENTER
m/M
X
H
Creating a Playlist title from other
titles
Collect your favourite scenes from original titles or other Playlist
titles to create a new Playlist title. You can rearrange the order of
scenes or edit the scenes as well.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List (Original) menu or the Title List
(Playlist) menu appears.
Example: The Title List (Original) menu.
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TITLE LIST
My Movies
ORIGINAL
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
Number
3
AAB
9:00- 9:30
25. 9
4
GHI
20:00-20:30
25. 9
5
DEF
20:00-20:30
15.10
6
L3
21:00-21:30
19.10
7
L3
21:00-21:30
26.10
8
GHI
10:00-10:30
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Sort
Title
b Press TOOL.
g Press M/m to select one of the titles, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
◆ To add the entire title as one scene to the
Playlist title
Select “Capture All” and go to step 14.
h Press M/m to select “Capture,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the start point (IN) appears.
The selected title starts to play in the background.
The Tool menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Create Playlist,” then
press ENTER.
Capture (Set IN point)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
The display for selecting titles appears.
Select the titles you want to capture.
Original
Cancel
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IN0:10:26
OUT- : - - : - -
Select All
i While watching the playback picture, select
the start of the scene using H, X, and m/
M, then press ENTER.
d Press M/m to select the title you want to
include in the Playlist title, then press
ENTER.
Editing a DVD
Create Playlist
The display for setting the end point (OUT) appears,
and the title continues to play in the background.
Capture (Set OUT point)
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
A check mark appears in the check box next to the
selected title.
To clear the check mark, press ENTER again.
Create Playlist
Select the titles you want to capture.
IN0:10:26
OUT0:23:45
IN
OK
Original
Cancel
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Select All
Reset All
j While watching the playback picture, select
the end point of the scene using H, X, and
m/M, then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To select all of the titles, select “Select All.”
Capture
Do you want to capture the scene
between IN 0:10:26 and OUT 0:23:45?
e Repeat step 4 when adding more titles.
To go to the next page, press m.
To clear all the check marks, select “Reset All.”
f Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
OK
Cancel
Preview
Change IN
Change OUT
To view the selected scene, select “Preview.”
To reset either the IN or OUT point, select “Change
IN” or “Change OUT.”
The list of selected titles appears.
k Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Create Playlist - Selected Titles
Select a title to start capturing.
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2
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Cancel
The selected portion is captured as a scene, and the
display asks whether to continue scene capture.
Add Title
Capture
Do you want to select another scene?
To add another title, select “Add Title.”
More
No More
New Title
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l Press </, to select an option on the screen,
then press ENTER.
To capture a scene from the same title, select
“More,” and repeat the steps above.
To capture a scene from another title, select “New
Title,” and repeat the steps above.
m To end scene capture, press </, to select
“No More” and press ENTER.
◆ To erase the scene (Erase)
A Press M/m to select the scene you want to
erase, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select “Erase,” then press
ENTER.
C When the display asks for confirmation, press
</, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
◆ To check the captured scenes in a single title
◆ To change the scene contents (Change IN/
Change OUT)
A Press M/m to select a title from the list of
selected titles, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
A Press M/m to select the scene you want to
change, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select “Check Scenes,” then press
ENTER.
The thumbnail pictures of the captured scenes
within the title appear.
B Press M/m to select “Change IN,” then press
ENTER.
The display for setting the IN point appears.
The display returns to the list of selected titles.
Capture (Set IN point)
Check Scenes
1
2
Close
n Press </M/m/, to select “Scene List,” then
press ENTER.
The Scene List menu appears with all of the selected
scenes.
Total number of scenes
Total duration of the selected scene
Scene List
Total 0:33:28
DEF
1
20:00-21:00
Scenes 2
OK
-1
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
DEF
2
20:00-21:00
Quit
-2
0:25:00 - 0:45:08
Add
Preview
◆ To change the scene order (Move)
A Press M/m to select the scene you want to
move, then press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
B Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting the insertion point
appears.
Move
DEF
1
20:00-21:00
-1
Cancel
0:10:26 - 0:23:45
Where do you want to move this scene to?
DEF
2
20:00-21:00
-2
0:25:00 - 0:45:08
C Press M/m to select the insertion point, then
press ENTER.
The scene moves to its new position, and the
display returns to the Scene List menu.
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2 DEF 20:00-21:00
Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
IN0:10:26
OUT0:23:45
C Repeat steps 9 to 14.
To reset the OUT point, select “Change OUT,”
then repeat steps 10 to 14.
The display returns to the Scene List menu.
◆ To add another scene
Press </M/m/, to select “Add,” then press
ENTER. Repeat steps above.
◆ To preview the entire Playlist title
Press </M/m/, to select “Preview,” then press
ENTER. The captured scenes start to play in the
listed order. When the playback is finished, the
display returns to the Scene List menu.
o Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The scenes are connected to create a new Playlist
title, and the display for entering the title name
appears.
◆ To enter a new name
Select “Enter” and follow the explanations on
page 34.
◆ To use the default name
Press </, to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
A new Title List menu appears with the title of the
entered name.
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the “IN” point and “OUT” point will
become chapter marks, and each scene will become a chapter.
Notes
• The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
• You can capture, move, or change the IN and OUT points for a
maximum of 50 scenes per title.
Moving a Playlist title (Move)
b Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
You can change the Playlist title order within the Title List
(Playlist).
The display setting the dividing point appears.
The selected title starts to play in the background.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOL, and select “Playlist” from the Tool menu.
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Date
TITLE LIST
PLAYLIST
c Press M/m to select “Divide” then press
ENTER.
My Movies
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1 ABC 13:00-14:00
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Number
Title
b Press < to select the sort buttons.
c Press M/m to select “Number,” then press
ENTER.
e Press ENTER at the point where you want to
divide the title.
Editing a DVD
d While watching the picture on the screen,
move the playback point using H, X, and
m/M.
The display asks for confirmation.
Divide
d Press M/m to select the title you want to move,
then press ENTER.
Do you want to divide this title at this point?
OK
Change
Cancel
The sub-menu appears.
e Press M/m to select “Move,” then press
ENTER.
The display for moving titles appears.
f Press M/m to select the new location, then
press ENTER.
The title moves to its new location, and the display
returns to the new Title List (Playlist) menu.
Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
To change the dividing point, select “Change.”
f Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks if you want to enter a new name.
◆ To enter a new name
Select “Yes” and follow the explanations on page 34.
◆ To use the same name as before
Select “No.”
The title is divided and the Title List menu appears
with the two divided titles.
You can divide a Playlist title into two Playlist titles. For
example, if a Playlist title contains two football matches, you can
divide the title where the first match ends.
a Press TITLE LIST.
The Title List menu appears.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOL, and select “Playlist” from the Tool menu.
-RW.VR
Sort
Date
TITLE LIST
PLAYLIST
My Movies
1.5/4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
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DEF
20:00-21:00
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Title
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Combining multiple Playlist titles
(Combine)
f Press , to select “OK,” then press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Combine
Combine the titles in the following order.
You can add new contents to an existing Playlist title by
combining the title with other Playlist titles.
1
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a Press TITLE LIST.
OK
The Title List menu appears.
If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
TOOL, and select “Playlist” from the Tool menu.
-RW.VR
TITLE LIST
PLAYLIST
My Movies 1.5 / 4.7GB
1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
Date
2
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20:00-21:00
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Number
3
AAB
13:00-14:00
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4
AAB
13:00-14:00
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Sort
Title
Change
To change the selection, select “Change.”
g Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting a title name from among the
selected titles appears.
To enter a new name, select “Enter Text,” and follow
the explanations on page 34.
h Press M/m to select a name, then press
ENTER.
b Press TOOL.
The titles are combined, and the display returns to the
Title List menu.
The Tool menu appears.
c Press M/m to select “Combine,” then press
ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
Additional Playlist edit functions
Combine
Select the titles to combine.
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d Press M/m to select the title, then press
ENTER.
A number appears next to the selected title,
indicating the order in which you selected the title.
You can also do the following edits for Playlists.
– Label a Playlist title (page 65).
– Erase a Playlist title (page 66).
– Erase multiple Playlist titles (page 66).
– Erase a section of a Playlist title (A-B Erase) (page 67).
– Create chapters in a title (page 68).
To perform these edits, press TITLE LIST * and then follow the
same steps for these functions explained in “Basic Editing”
(page 65).
* If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press TOOL and select
“Playlist” from the Tool menu.
Combine
Note
Select the titles to combine.
1 1
AAB
13:00-14:00
15. 9
2
3
DEF
20:00-21:00
17. 9
AAB
13:00-14:00
4
28. 9
AAB
13:00-14:00
5. 10
Cancel
Reset All
To cancel the selection, move the cursor to the
selected title by pressing M/m, then press ENTER
again.
e Repeat step 4 to select all the titles you want
to combine.
To list the titles to be combined, select “List.”
To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset All.”
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Advanced Editing (Playlist Edit)
Erasing Playlist titles will not free up disc space.
Labelling, Protecting, or
Finalizing a Disc
c Press M/m to select “Disc Name,” then press
ENTER.
The display for entering a disc name appears.
Input Disc Name
Using the Disc Information display, you can label, protect, or
finalize your disc. You can even erase the entire disc except for
the protected titles. This section explains settings effective for
the entire disc.
"A"
1
.
,
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
d Enter a name by following the explanation on
page 34.
The Disc Information display appears with the new
disc name.
Editing a DVD
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
TOOL
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
e Press RETURN to turn off the display.
Note
The disc name will not appear if the disc is played on a different recorder.
Protecting a disc (Protect Disc)
Labelling a disc (Disc Name)
You can enter up to 64 characters for a disc name (the actual
number of displayed characters will vary). The disc name will be
displayed in the Title List, etc.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
You can protect an entire disc. To protect individual titles, see
page 65.
Note that this protection is only effective against inadvertent edit
commands and erasure.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Example: When the inserted disc is a DVD-RW (VR
mode).
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
Disc Information
Close
DiscName
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Format
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Finalize
Protected Not Protected
Date
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Format
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
Media
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
,continued
Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing a Disc
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c Press M/m to select “Protect Disc,” then press
ENTER.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
The display for setting disc protection appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
Protect Disc
Select the protection status for this disc.
Protect
The Disc Information display appears.
Don't Protect
Disc Information
Close
d Press </, to select “Protect,” then press
ENTER.
The display returns to the Disc Information display.
e Press RETURN to turn off the display.
To cancel the disc protection
1
Repeat steps 1 to 3 above.
The display for setting disc protection appears.
2
Press </, to select “Don’t Protect.”
The display returns to the Disc Information display.
3
Press RETURN to turn off the display.
DiscName Movie
Media
DVD-RW
Format
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
c Press M/m to select “Finalize,” then press
ENTER.
The display shows the approximate time required for
finalizing and asks for confirmation.
Finalize
About xx min is needed for finalizing this disc.
Cannot cancel finalizing during transaction.
Do you want to finalize?
OK
Cancel
Finalizing a disc (Finalize)
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Finalizing is necessary when you play discs recorded with this
recorder on other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between the disc types
on the table below.
When you finalize a DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+RW, or
DVD-R, a DVD menu will be automatically created, which can
be displayed on other DVD equipment.
When a finalized disc is in the recorder, the FINALIZED
indicator lights up on the front panel.
Differences between the disc types
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing a disc
on VR format compatible equipment.
You may need to finalize the disc depending on
the DVD equipment, or if the recording time is
short. You can edit or record on the disc even
after finalizing.
Finalizing is unnecessary, since DVD+RWs are
automatically finalized when removed from the
recorder. However, you may need to finalize the
disc by following the steps below for certain
DVD equipment, or if the recording time is
short. You can edit or record on the disc even
after finalizing.
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
equipment other than this recorder. After
finalizing, you cannot edit or record on the disc.
If you want to record on it again, reformat the
disc (page 75). However, all contents recorded
on the disc will be erased.
Finalizing is necessary when playing on
equipment other than this recorder. After
finalizing, you cannot edit or record on the disc.
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Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing a Disc
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
To unfinalize a disc
If you cannot record or edit on the DVD-RW (VR mode) that has
been finalized with other DVD equipment (a message appears),
unfinalize the disc.
Select “Unfinalize” in step 3 above.
z Hint
You do not need to finalize a disc again once the disc has been finalized
with this recorder.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or the DVD
equipment, discs may not play even when the discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize the disc if it was recorded on
another recorder.
Erasing all the titles on the disc (Erase
All)
You can erase all the titles on the disc except the titles you have
set protection.
The disc name and recording format remain the same.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
◆ When you place a DVD-RW and set “Format
Disc” to “Selectable” in Options Setup
The display asks you to select the recording format.
Format
Disc Information
Close
Select the recording format.
DiscName Movie
Media
Title no.
DVD-RW
Format
Video
Protect Disc
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
VR
Disc Name
VR
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Press </, to select “VR” or “Video,” then press
ENTER.
Format
The recorder starts formatting the disc.
c Press M/m to select “Erase All,” then press
ENTER.
Editing a DVD
The display asks for confirmation.
When there is a protected title on the disc, a list of
protected titles appears.
Notes
• Even when you have set protection for the title, all the contents will be
erased after formatting the disc.
• A protected disc cannot be reformatted (DVD-RW in VR mode only).
Erase All Titles
Do you want to erase all the titles?
OK
Cancel
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
The titles are erased.
Reformatting a disc (Format)
By reformatting, you can change the recording format of DVDRWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have
been finalized. Make sure nothing important is left on the disc,
as all the disc contents will be erased. For DVD+RWs, reformat
the disc if you want to create a blank disc.
a Press TOOL while the disc is in the recorder.
The Tool menu appears.
b Press M/m to select “Disc Info,” then press
ENTER.
The Disc Information display appears.
Disc Information
Close
DiscName Movie
Media
DVD-RW
Title no.
Original 3 / Playlist 2
Format
Disc Name
VR
Protect Disc
Protected Not Protected
Finalize
Date
Erase All
15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003
HQ : 0H30M
Remainder LP : 1H30M
HSP : 0H45M
EP : 2H00M
SP : 1H00M
SLP : 3H00M
2. 3 / 4. 7GB
Format
c Press M/m to select “Format,” then press
ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
d Press </, to select “OK,” then press
ENTER.
Labelling, Protecting, or Finalizing a Disc
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About the Setup Display
Structure
Settings and
Adjustments
By using the Setup Displays, you can make various adjustments
to items such as picture and sound, as well as select a language
for the subtitles.
System Menu
DVD Recorder
Dual RW
Compatible
SYSTEM
MENU
TITLE LIST
The Setup Displays allow you to adjust the
recorder to suit your preferences.
This section first lists the types of Setup
Displays, and then explains how to use the
Setup Displays (“Using the Setup
Displays”).
Plays/erases/edits recorded titles.
TIMER
TIMER LIST
SETUP
m
Select “SETUP”
Setup Displays
1. “Settings”
(page 78)
SETUP
Settings
Channel Setting
Video
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Features
Language
Options
Easy Setup
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
2. “Video”
(page 82)
Video
Easy Setup
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
SETUP
Settings
TV Direct Rec :
On
Video
Auto Chapter :
6 Min
Audio
TV Guide Page
Features
3. “Audio”
(page 83)
4. “Features”
(page 85)
Parental Control
Options
Easy Setup
SETUP
• About the Setup Display Structure . . . page 76
• Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . page 77
Settings
Format Disc :
Selectable
Video
Bilingual Recording : Main
Audio
Dimmer :
Bright
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
Features
Options
5. “Options”
(page 87)
Factory Setup
• Settings (Basic Settings) . . . . . . . . . . page 78
Easy Setup
• Video Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 82
• Audio Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 83
• Features Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 85
SETUP
Settings
Video
Audio
• Options Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 87
• Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 88
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About the Setup Display Structure
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Easy Setup
6. “Easy Setup”
(page 88)
Using the Setup Displays
c Press M/m to select “Settings,” “Video,”
“Audio,” “Features,” “Options,” or “Easy
Setup,” then press ENTER.
The selected Setup Display appears.
Example: “Video”
The Setup Displays are used in the following way.
SETUP
Settings
Note
Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the Setup Display
settings, and not all the functions described may work.
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
Video
Easy Setup
d Press M/m to select the item you want to set
up, then press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: “TV Type”
Settings
</M/m/,,
ENTER
RETURN
TV Type :
16 : 99
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
4
:3
Letter Box
Audio
Component Out :
Off
4
:3
Pan Scan
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 Input :
Video
Easy Setup
a Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
stopped.
The System Menu appears.
Features - Parental Control
Enter your password.
DVD Recorder
Dual RW
Compatible
SYSTEM
MENU
Some items display a dialogue box that provides
further detailed settings.
Example: The following dialogue box appears when
“Parental Control” in Features Setup is selected.
Settings and Adjustments
SETUP
SYSTEM MENU
OK
TITLE LIST
Plays/erases/edits recorded titles.
Cancel
TIMER
TIMER LIST
SETUP
In this case, see “Parental Control” in Features Setup
(page 85).
b Press M/m to select “SETUP,” then press
ENTER.
The Setup Display appears.
SETUP
Settings
Channel List
Audio
Clock
Options
Easy Setup
ENTER.
The set option is displayed next to the setup item.
Example: when “4:3 Letter Box” is set.
Channel Setting
Video
Features
e Press M/m to select an option, then press
Language
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
4 : 3 Letter Box
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
Video
Easy Setup
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly.
Using the Setup Displays
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Settings (Basic Settings)
The Settings Setup helps you to make fundamental settings for
the recorder.
Select “Settings” in the Setup display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 77).
The default settings are underlined.
BG
Select this when in West European countries, except
those listed in “Receivable Channels” below.
DK
Select this when in East European countries.
I
Select this when in Great Britain/Ireland.
L
Select this when in France.
6
Settings - Channel Setting
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Normal
Channel Set :
C1
CATV
Channel Setting
Station Name :
CDE
Video
Channel List
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio
Clock
Audio :
NICAM
SETUP
Settings
Features
7
Press M/m to select “Normal,” then press ENTER.
To set CATV (Cable Television) channels, select
“CATV.”
8
Press M/m to select “Channel Set,” then press
ENTER.
Easy Setup
Channel Setting
If some channels could not be set using the Easy Setup function,
you can set them manually.
If there is no sound or if the picture is distorted, the wrong tuner
system may have been preset during Easy Setup. Set the correct
tuner system manually in the steps below.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Settings” in the Setup Display.
2
Press M/m to select “Channel Setting,” then press
ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
Settings - Channel Setting
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Settings - Channel Setting
5
78
System :
BG
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
DK
Channel Set :
C1
I
Station Name :
ARD
L
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
On
Audio :
NICAM
Press M/m to select an available TV system, BG,
DK, L, or I, then press ENTER.
Settings (Basic Settings)
CDE
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
Settings - Channel Setting
11
Prog. 8
C1
C2
Station Name :
Press M/m to select “Audio,” then press ENTER.
Prog. 8
Press M/m to select “System,” then press ENTER.
Normal
Channel Set :
10
Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position.
Settings - Channel Setting
BG
Normal / CATV :
Press M/m repeatedly until the channel you want
is displayed, then press ENTER.
The channels are scanned in the order shown in the
table below.
If you know the number of the channel you want,
press the number buttons. For example, for channel
5, first press “0” and then press “5.” Then press
ENTER.
Prog. 1
System :
System :
Prog. 8
9
Selected programme position
4
Prog. 8
Language
Options
3
Press M/m to select “Normal/CATV,” then press
ENTER.
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
NICAM
Audio :
NICAM
Standard
Prog. 8
Press M/m to select “NICAM,” then press
ENTER.
NICAM
Normally, select this.
Standard
Select this if the sound from NICAM
broadcasts is not clear.
12
Press M/m to select “AFT,” then press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C2
Station Name :
CDE
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
On
AFT :
On
Off
Prog. 8
13
Press M/m to select “On,” then press ENTER.
Channel Set
number
Receivable
Frequency
range (MHz)
B
S01
116.75–124.75
C
S02
124.75–132.75
D
S03
132.75–140.75
D
S04
140.75–148.75
E
S05
148.75–156.75
F
S06
156.75–164.75
F
S07
164.75–172.75
G
S08
172.75–180.75
H
S09
180.75–188.75
B Press </, to get a clearer picture, then
press ENTER.
H
S10
188.75–196.75
I
S11
196.75–204.75
To set another programme position, repeat steps
3 through 13.
J
S12
204.75–212.75
J
S13
212.75–220.75
K
S14
220.75–228.75
L
S15
228.75–236.75
On
Normally, select this.
Off
Allows you to adjust the pictures manually.
Select this if the Auto Fine Tuning function
does not work effectively.
• If the picture is not clear
A Press M/m to select “Off,” then press ENTER.
The fine tuning bar appears.
Fine Tuning
14
15
Prog. 8
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu.
• Receivable Channels
TV system
Channel coverage
BG (West European
Countries, except those listed
below)
E2 - E12 VHF
Italia A – H VHF
E21 – E69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
DK (East European Countries) R1 – R12 VHF
E21 – E69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
L (France)
F2 – F10 VHF
F21 – F69 UHF
B – Q CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
I (Great Britain/Ireland)
Ireland A – J VHF
South Africa 4 – 13 VHF
B21 – B69 UHF
S1 – S20 CATV
S21 – S41 HYPER
S01 – S05 CATV
• Tuning the French CATV channels
This recorder can scan the CATV channels B to Q and the
HYPER frequency channels S21 to S41. On the Channel Set
menu, the channels are indicated as S01 to S44. For example,
channel B is indicated by Channel Set number S01, and channel
Q is indicated by Channel Set number S23 (see the table below).
If the CATV channel you want to preset is indicated by its
frequency (for example, 152.75 MHz), refer to the table below
to find the corresponding channel number.
L
S16
236.75–244.75
M
S17
244.75–252.75
N
S18
252.75–260.75
N
S19
260.75–268.75
O
S20
268.75–276.75
P
S21
276.75–284.75
P
S22
284.75–292.75
Q
S23
292.75–300.75
S21
S24
299.25–307.25
S22
S25
307.25–315.25
S23
S26
315.25–323.25
S24
S27
323.25–331.25
S25
S28
331.25–339.25
S26
S29
339.25–347.25
S27
S30
347.25–355.25
S28
S31
355.25–363.25
S29
S32
363.25–371.25
S30
S33
371.25–379.25
S31
S34
379.25–387.25
S32
S35
387.25–395.25
S33
S36
395.25–403.25
S34
S37
403.25–411.25
S35
S38
411.25–419.25
S36
S39
419.25–427.25
S37
S40
427.25–435.25
S38
S41
435.25–443.25
S39
S42
443.25–451.25
S40
S43
451.25–459.25
S41
S44
459.25–467.25
Settings and Adjustments
Corresponding
channel
• To change the station names
You can change or enter a new station name (up to 5 characters).
The recorder must receive channel information (for instance,
SMARTLINK information) for station names to appear
automatically.
,continued
Settings (Basic Settings)
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A Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 77) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
• To disable
Press CLEAR and go to step 6. The disabled
positions will be skipped when you press the
PROG +/– buttons.
To display other pages for programme positions 7 to
99, press M/m repeatedly.
B Press M/m to select “Channel Setting,” then
press ENTER.
Settings - Channel Setting
Prog. 1
System :
BG
Normal / CATV :
Normal
Channel Set :
C3
Station Name :
AAB
Pay - TV / CANAL+ :
Off
Audio :
NICAM
4
Press M/m until the selected channel row moves to
the desired programme position.
The selected channel is inserted at the new
programme position.
Settings - Channel List
C Press PROG +/– to select the programme
position for which you want to change or enter
a station name.
Prog
Channel
Name
1
C3
AAB
2
C12
3
C21
4
C5
D Press M/m to select “Station Name,” then press
ENTER.
The display for entering characters appears.
5
C23
6
C24
Input Station Name:
"A"
.
,
-
1
2 A B C
2
3 D E
3
F
4 G H
I
4
5 J
L
5
K
6 M N O 6
Back
7 P Q R S
Clear All 8 T U V
8
Press ENTER to confirm the setting.
7
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu.
9 W X Y
Z
Space
0
"a"
7
Symbol
9
Cancel
Finish
0
PQR
5
6
AAB
1
FGH
To change or disable the programme position of
another station, repeat steps 3 through 6.
Note
Be sure to correctly select the programme position you want to disable.
If you disable the wrong programme position by mistake, you need to
reset that channel manually.
To enter characters, see page 34.
E Press </M/m/, to select “Finish,” then
press ENTER.
F Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu.
• To use the PAY-TV/CANAL+ option
See page 28.
Channel List (Changing/Disabling the
channels)
After setting the channels, you can change the programme
positions. If any programme positions are unused or contain
unwanted channels, you can disable them.
You can also change station names. If the station names are not
displayed, you can enter them manually.
1
2
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Settings” in the Setup Display.
2
Press M/m to select “Clock,” then press ENTER.
Settings - Clock
3
Prog
Channel
Name
1
C3
AAB
2
C5
FGH
3
C12
4
C21
5
C23
6
C24
PQR
Auto Adjust :
Off
Present Time :
Sun 14. 9. 2003. 21:39
Press M/m to select “Auto Adjust,” then press
ENTER.
Auto Adjust :
Present Time :
4
5
Press ENTER and go to step 4.
Settings (Basic Settings)
Off
Off
1 1
ARD
Sun 14. 9. 2003. 21:39
Press M/m to select “On,” then press ,.
Press M/m repeatedly until the programme
position of the station that carries a time signal
appears, then press ENTER.
Settings - Clock
Auto Adjust :
Press M/m to select the row containing the
programme position you want to change or
disable.
1
Settings - Clock
Press M/m to select “Channel List,” then press
ENTER.
• To change
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◆Auto Adjust
Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a station in your
local area broadcasts a time signal. Sets the programme number
that broadcasts the time signal.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Settings” in the Setup Display.
Settings - Channel List
3
Clock
Present Time :
Off
On
1 1
ARD
Sun 14. 9. 2003. 21:39
If the recorder does not receive a time signal from
any station, “Auto Adjust” returns to “Off”
automatically and the menu for setting the clock
manually appears on the screen.
6
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu.
z Hint
If you set “Auto Adjust” to “On,” the Auto Clock Set function is
activated whenever the recorder is turned off. The time is adjusted
automatically by receiving the time signal from the station displayed in
the “Auto Adjust” row.
• To set the clock manually
If the Auto Clock Set function did not set the clock correctly for
your local area, try another station for the Auto Clock Set
function or set the clock manually.
A Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
Displays” (page 77) to select “Settings” in the
Setup Display.
◆Subtitle
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on the disc.
When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle language changes
according to the language you selected for the sound track.
z Hint
If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or “Audio,” select
and enter a language code from “Language Code List” (page 96) using
the number buttons.
Note
If you select a language in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or “Audio” that is
not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of the recorded languages will be
automatically selected.
B Press M/m to select “Clock,” then press
ENTER.
Settings - Clock
Auto Adjust :
Off
Present Time :
Wed 1. 1. 2003. 00:00
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Settings and Adjustments
C Press M/m to select “Auto Adjust,” then press
ENTER.
Settings - Clock
Off
Off
Auto Adjust :
Present Time :
1 1
ARD
Wed 1. 1. 2003. 00:00
D Press M/m to select “Off,” then press ENTER.
E Press M/m to select “Present Time,” then press
ENTER.
Clock - Present Time
Set the time and date manually.
Wed 1
1
2003 00 : 00
F Press M/m to set the day, then press ,.
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
sequence. Press </, to select the item to be
set, then press M/m to set the numbers. The day
of the week is set automatically.
G Press ENTER to start the clock.
H Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to exit the
menu.
z Hint
To change the numbers in step 6, press < to return to the item to be
changed, and select the numbers by pressing M/m.
Language
◆OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
◆DVD Menu
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
◆Audio
Switches the language of the sound track.
When you select “Original,” the language given priority in the
disc is selected.
Settings (Basic Settings)
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Video Settings
Choose the settings according to the TV, tuner, or decoder to be
connected.
Select “Video” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 77).
The default settings are underlined.
Pause Mode (DVDs only)
Selects the picture in pause mode.
Auto
The picture, including subjects that
move dynamically, is output with no
jitter. Normally select this position.
Frame
The picture, including subjects that do
not move dynamically, is output in
high resolution.
Component Out
Selects whether or not to output video signals from the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
SETUP
Settings
TV Type :
16 : 9
Video
Pause Mode :
Auto
Audio
Component Out :
Off
Features
Scart Setting
Options
Line4 input :
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or
wide).
Select this when connecting to a widescreen TV or TV with a wide mode
function.
4:3 Pan Scan
Off
Outputs no signals.
Notes
TV Type
4:3 Letter Box
Outputs the component video signals.
Video
Easy Setup
16:9
On
Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV. Displays a wide picture
with bands on the upper and lower
portions of the screen.
Select this when connecting to a 4:3
screen TV. Automatically displays a
wide picture on the entire screen and
cuts off the portions that do not fit.
• When you set “Line1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot set “Component
Out” to “On.”
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or projector via only the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, do not select “Off.” If you select
“Off” in this case, the picture may not appear.
Scart Setting
Sets the method of inputting/outputting signals from the SCART
(EURO AV) jacks on the rear panel of the recorder. Select an
option for each of the items below according to the combination
of jacks and methods that you are going to use.
◆Line1 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for the LINE 1-TV
jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S video signals.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
16:9
Notes
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
• If your TV does not accept S video or RGB signals, no picture appears
on the TV screen even if you select “S Video” or “RGB.” See the
instructions supplied with your TV.
• You cannot select ”RGB” when “Component Out” above is set to
“On.”
• SMARTLINK is available only when “Video” is selected.
◆Line3 Input
Selects a method of inputting video signals for the LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Video/RGB
Inputs video signals or RGB signals.
S Video
Inputs S video signals.
Decoder
Select this when connecting to a PAYTV/Canal Plus decoder.
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected automatically
instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
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Video Settings
◆Line3 Output
Selects a method of outputting video signals for the LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Video
Outputs video signals.
S Video
Outputs S video signals.
Audio Settings
The Audio Setup allows you to set the sound according to the
playback and connection conditions.
Line4 Input
Selects the method of inputting video signals for the LINE 4 IN
jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
Video
Inputs video signals.
S Video
Inputs S video signals.
Select “Audio” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 77).
The default settings are underlined.
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
Settings and Adjustments
Audio ATT (attenuation)
If the playback sound is distorted, set this item to “On.” The
recorder reduces the audio output level.
This function affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
On
Select this if the playback sound from
the speakers is distorted.
Off
Normally select this position.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned down when
playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio DRC.” This affects the
output from the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack only when “Dolby Digital”
is set to “D-PCM” (page 84).
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
Standard
Normally select this position.
TV Mode
Makes low sounds clear even if you
turn the volume down.
Wide Range
Gives you the feeling of being at a live
performance.
Downmix (DVDs only)
Switches the method for mixing down to two channels when you
play a DVD which has rear sound elements (channels) or is
recorded in Dolby Digital format. For details on the rear signal
components, see “Checking the audio signal format” (page 59).
This function affects the output of the following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack when “Dolby Digital” is set
to “D-PCM” (page 84).
– LINE 3/DECODER jack
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Dolby Surround
Normal
Normally select this position.
Multi-channel audio signals are output
to two channels for enjoying surround
sounds.
Multi-channel audio signals are
downmixed to two channels for use
with your stereo.
◆DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
On
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component with a built-in DTS decoder.
Off
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component without a built-in DTS
decoder.
Digital Out
Selects if audio signals are output via the DIGITAL OUT
(COAXIAL) jack.
On
Normally select this position. When you select
“On,” see “To set digital output signal” for further
settings.
Off
The influence of the digital circuit upon the
analogue circuit is minimal.
• To set digital output signal
The following setup items switch the method of outputting audio
signals when you connect a component such as an amplifier
(receiver) or MD deck with a digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Connecting the Audio Cords”
(page 19).
Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” and “DTS” after setting
“Digital Out” to “On.”
SETUP
Settings
Audio ATT :
Off
Video
Audio DRC :
Standard
Audio
Downmix :
Dolby Surround
Digital Out :
On
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
MPEG :
PCM
DTS :
Off
If you connect a component that does not accept the selected
audio signal, a loud noise (or no sound) will come out from the
speakers, and may affect your ears or cause speaker damage.
◆Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
D-PCM
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component lacking a built-in Dolby
Digital decoder. You can select whether the
signals conform to Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
or not by making adjustments to the
“Downmix” item in Audio Setup (page 83).
Dolby
Digital
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component with a built-in Dolby Digital
decoder.
◆MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
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PCM
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component without a built-in MPEG
decoder. If you play MPEG audio sound tracks,
the recorder outputs stereo signals via the
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
MPEG
Select this when the recorder is connected to an
audio component with a built-in MPEG
decoder.
Audio Settings
Note
When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to listen to MPEG
audio signals and set “MPEG” to “MPEG” in Audio Setup, no sound will
come from your speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.
• The TV guide page numbers appear automatically when
the recorder detects them (example: P301).
Features Settings
Features-TV Guide Page
The Features Setup provides entries to the following features.
Select “Features” in the Setup display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 77).
The default settings are underlined.
Sun
P 301
Mon
P 302
Tue
P 303
Wed
P 304
Thu
P 305
Fri
P 306
Sat
P 307
Prog. 4
• If no page numbers are detected (P000), you have to set
the appropriate TV guide page number manually.
Features-TV Guide Page
SETUP
Settings
Video
Audio
Features
Sun
P 000
Mon
P 000
TV Direct Rec :
On
Tue
P 000
Auto Chapter :
6 Min
Wed
P 000
TV Guide Page
Thu
P 000
Parental Control
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Options
Prog. 4
Easy Setup
4
TV Direct Rec (DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD-R only)
Features-TV Guide Page
Allows you to easily record what you are
watching on the TV using SMARTLINK.
Off
Turns off the TV Direct Rec function.
Auto Chapter
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into chapters by
inserting chapter markings at specified intervals. The markings
are made during recording.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
6Min
Inserts chapter marks at approximately 6
minute intervals.
15Min
Inserts chapter marks at approximately 15
minute intervals.
Sun
PP 000
0 0
Mon
P 000
Tue
P 000
Wed
P 000
Thu
P 000
Fri
P 000
Sat
P 000
Prog. 4
0
5
Press the number buttons to enter the TV guide
page number, then press ENTER to confirm the
setting.
If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to re-enter the
correct number.
6
To set or change another TV guide page number,
repeat steps 4 and 5 above.
7
Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly to turn off the
display.
Settings and Adjustments
On
Press M/m to select the TV guide page number
you want to modify, then press ENTER.
z Hint
Note
To view Teletext information on your TV screen during a broadcast,
switch to your TV’s tuner by pressing t.
The interval is only an approximation. The actual interval may vary
depending upon the size of the recording being made.
TV Guide Page
Some broadcast systems ensure a Teletext service* in which the
complete programmes and their data (title, date, channel,
recording start time, etc.) are stored day by day. A TV guide
page corresponds to each day of the week. When recording a
programme, the recorder automatically takes the programme
name from the Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. The
TV guide page numbers depend entirely on the broadcast itself
and may be subject to change. If so, you may have to set those
TV guide page numbers manually in the TV Guide Page menu.
* Not available in some areas.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Features” in the Setup
Display.
2
Press M/m to select “TV Guide Page” then press
, or ENTER.
The TV Guide Page menu appears.
3
Select the programme position for which you
want to set or change the TV guide page.
Notes
• In step 5 above, enter “000” if you do not want to use the TV guide
page number for automatic labelling. The recorder will instead store a
default title name (programme position, start time - stop time).
• Refer to the Teletext information on your TV screen to obtain the TV
guide page number with programme titles and their start times.
• If the Teletext TV guide has a page which always shows the
programmes for the current day, this page should be input for all days.
• If you start recording more than three minutes before the programme is
scheduled to start, the correct label information may not be transferred.
• Note that this function may not work correctly with programmes
broadcast from some stations.
• If the broadcast system updates the Teletext information at the moment
recording starts, the title label may not correspond to the recorded
programme. In this case, you may have to manually enter the correct
title (page 65).
Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to a
predetermined level, such as the age of the users. Scenes may be
blocked or replaced with different scenes.
1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Features” in the Setup
Display.
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2
Press M/m to select “Parental Control,” then
press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password
The display for registering a new password appears.
Features - Parental Control
• To change the password
A In step 4, select “Password,” then press ENTER.
The display for registering a password appears.
B Enter a new four-digit password using the number
buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
Enter a new password.
OK
Cancel
• When you have already registered a password
The display for entering the password appears.
Features - Parental Control
• Area code
Enter your password.
OK
Cancel
3
Enter your four digit password using the number
buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Standard :
USA
Password
4
Press M/m to select “Standard,” then press , or
ENTER.
The selection items for “Standard” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
5
6
Notes
• If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by selecting
“Parental Control” under “Factory Setup” in Options Setup (page 87).
• When you play discs which do not have the Parental Control function,
playback cannot be limited on this recorder.
• Depending on the disc, you may be asked to change the Parental
Control level while playing the disc. In this case, enter your password,
then change the level. If the Resume Play mode is cancelled, the level
returns to the previous level.
Level :
Off
Standard :
Others
USA
Password
Others
Standard
Code number
Argentina
2044
Australia
2047
Austria
2046
Belgium
2057
Brazil
2070
Canada
2079
Chile
2090
China
2092
Denmark
2115
Finland
2165
France
2174
Germany
2109
India
2248
Indonesia
2238
Italy
2254
Japan
2276
Press M/m to select a geographic area as the
playback limitation level, then press ENTER.
The area is selected.
When you select “Others,” press the number buttons
to select and enter an area code in the table on
page 86. Then select “OK” and press ENTER.
Korea
2304
Malaysia
2363
Press M/m to select “Level,” then press ENTER.
The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
Features - Parental Control
Level :
Off
Off
Standard :
Others
8
Password
7
6
Mexico
2362
Netherlands
2376
New Zealand
2390
Norway
2379
Pakistan
2427
Philippines
2424
Portugal
2436
Russia
2489
Singapore
2501
Spain
2149
Sweden
2499
Switzerland
2086
5
4
7
Select the level you want using M/m, then press
ENTER.
Parental Control setting is complete.
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
• To cancel the Parental Control setting for the disc
Set “Level” to “Off” in step 7.
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Features Settings
Thailand
2528
United Kingdom
2184
Options Settings
The Options Setup allows you to set up other operational
settings.
Select “Options” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 77).
The default settings are underlined.
Command Mode
Changes the Command Mode of the recorder if other DVD
equipment is assigned the same Command Mode. Be sure to
match the Command Mode switch on the remote to the setting
made here. For details, see “Inserting the Batteries” on page 22.
DVD1
Select this if the default Command Mode
conflicts with other DVD equipment.
DVD2
Select this if the default Command Mode
conflicts with other DVD equipment.
DVD3
The default Command Mode of the recorder.
Factory Setup
SETUP
Settings
Format Disc :
Selectable
Video
Bilingual Recording : Main
Audio
Dimmer :
Bright
Auto Display :
On
Command Mode :
DVD3
Features
Options
Allows you to select the setup settings by group, and return them
to their default settings. Note that all of your previous settings
will be lost.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Options” in the Setup Display.
Easy Setup
2
Press M/m to select “Factory Setup,” then press
, or ENTER.
The display for selecting the group of settings
appears.
3
Press M/m to select the group of settings you want
to return to default from “Settings,” “Video,”
“Audio,” “Features,” “Options” “Parental
Control,” and “All,” then press , or ENTER.
The dialogue box appears.
4
Press </, to select “Start,” then press ENTER.
The selected settings return to the default settings.
5
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Format Disc (DVD-RW only)
Selects the recording format when formatting a DVD-RW.
VR
Automatically formats the disc in VR
mode.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
Selectable
Allows you to select the format before
formatting.
Settings and Adjustments
1
Factory Setup
Bilingual Recording (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RW in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the disc. This setting is not
necessary when recording on DVD-RWs (VR mode) that record
both the main and sub sounds.
Main
Records the main sound for the bilingual
programme.
Sub
Records the sub sound for the bilingual
programme.
Dimmer
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Bright
Bright lighting.
Dark
Low lighting.
Off
Turns off the lighting.
Auto Display
On
Automatically displays information on the
screen when the recorder is turned on, etc.
Off
Displays information only when DISPLAY is
pressed.
Options Settings
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Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to restart Easy Setup mode for basic setup.
Select “Easy Setup” in the Setup Display. To use the display, see
“Using the Setup Displays” (page 77).
SETUP
Settings
Easy Setup
Video
Audio
Features
Options
Easy Setup
Easy Setup
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1
Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup Displays”
(page 77) to select “Easy Setup” in the Setup
Display.
2
3
4
Press ENTER.
Press </, to select “Start,” then press ENTER.
Follow the Easy Setup explanation from step 5 on
page 22.
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder)
Troubleshooting
Additional
Information
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using
the recorder, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Power
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
Picture
There is no picture.
Additional Information
, Re-connect the connecting cord securely.
, The connecting cords are damaged.
, The Setup Display appears. Press RETURN to turn off the
display.
, Check the connection to your TV (page 16, 17).
, Check that “Scart Setting” in Video Setup is set to the
appropriate item that conforms to your system (page 82).
, Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to “VCR”) so
that the signal from the recorder appears on the TV screen.
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via only the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set “Component Out” in
Video Setup to “On” (page 82).
Picture noise appears.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, If the picture output signal from your recorder passes
through your VCR to get to your TV, or if you are connected
to a combination TV/VIDEO player, the copy-protection
signal applied to some DVD programmes could affect
picture quality. If you still experience this problem even
when you connect your recorder directly to your TV, try
connecting your recorder to your TV’s S VIDEO input.
, You are playing a disc recorded in a colour system that is
different from your TV.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
• Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 89
, Set the channel manually in “Channel Setting” in Settings
Setup (page 78).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT SELECT button,
or select a programme position of any TV programme using
the PROG +/– buttons.
• Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers
appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . .page 93
TV programme pictures are distorted.
• Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 94
• Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 95
• Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 96
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (See the TV’s instruction manual).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables farther apart.
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TV channels cannot be changed.
Sound distortion occurs.
, Switch the input selector to TV.
, Connect the aerial cable correctly (page 16).
, Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “On” (page 83).
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not fill the screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, select
“L1” in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN jacks, select
“L2” in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/DECODER
jack, select “L3” in the front panel display by pressing
PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN jacks, select
“L4” in the front panel display by pressing PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT.
The playback picture or TV programme from the
equipment connected through the recorder is
distorted.
, If the playback picture output from a DVD player, VCR, or
tuner goes through your recorder before reaching your TV,
the copy-protection signal applied to some programmes
could affect picture quality. Disconnect the playback
equipment in question and connect it directly to your TV.
The picture does not fill the screen, even
though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” in
Video Setup.
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
The picture is black and white.
, Check that “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting” in Video Setup
is set to the appropriate item that conforms to your system
(page 82).
, If you are using a SCART (EURO AV) cord, be sure to use
one that is fully wired (21 pins).
Sound is noisy.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks, noise will come
from the LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks, LINE 1-TV jack,
or LINE 3/DECODER jack (page 50).
The sound volume is low
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set “Audio DRC” in
Audio Setup to “TV Mode” (page 83).
, Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “Off” (page 83).
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be recorded on
DVD-RWs (Video mode), DVD+RWs, or DVD-Rs. To
record the language, select “Main” or “Sub” of “Bilingual
Recording” in Options Setup before recording (page 87). To
record both the main and sub sounds, record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode).
Playback
The disc does not play.
, No disc is inserted.
, A blank disc is inserted.
, The disc is upside down.
Insert the disc with the labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, The recorder cannot play certain discs (such as a CD-ROM)
(page 50).
, The region code on the DVD VIDEO does not match the
recorder (page 50).
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder. Remove the
disc and leave the recorder turned on for about half an hour
until the moisture evaporates (page 2).
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the recorder
cannot play the disc if it has not been finalized (page 74).
Sound
There is no sound.
, The disc is dirty or flawed.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, Check the connections to the amplifier input.
, The input source setting on the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in pause mode or in Slow-motion Play mode.
, The recorder is in fast forward or fast reverse mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the DIGITAL
OUT (COAXIAL) jacks, check the Audio Setup settings
(page 83).
The disc does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play is activated (page 54). During stop, select
“Reset Resume” in the Tool menu, then press ENTER.
, You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or DVD menu
automatically appears on the TV screen when it is first
inserted.
The recorder starts playing the disc
automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
, While playing discs with an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
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Troubleshooting
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do some of
the operations above. See the instruction manual supplied
with the disc.
The language for the sound track cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO,
DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW, or DVD-RW being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the language for
the sound track.
, Try changing the language using the DVD VIDEO’s menu.
The subtitle language cannot be changed or
turned off.
, Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the subtitles.
, Try changing the subtitle using the DVD VIDEO’s menu.
The angles cannot be changed.
Recording/Timer recording/Editing
The programme position cannot be changed
from the channel you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
Recording does not start immediately after you
press the z REC button.
, An unused DVD-RW was inserted. It takes a while for the
recorder to automatically format a DVD-RW (VR mode).
, Press x REC STOP.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording. If the power
recovers during the time a timer recording is set, the recorder
resumes recording.
Should the power failure continue for more than 1 hour, reset
the clock (page 80).
, Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting (page 43).
, Disc space was not enough.
, The PDC/VPS function is working.
Contents previously recorded were erased.
, Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC will be
erased from the disc when the disc is inserted.
The PDC/VPS function does not operate.
, Check that the clock and date are set correctly.
, Check that the VPS/PDC time you set is the correct one
(there might be a mistake in the TV programme guide). If the
broadcast you wanted to record did not send the good VPS/
PDC information, the recorder will not start recording.
, If the reception is poor, the VPS/PDC signal might be altered
and the recorder might not start recording.
, The “PDC/VPS Scan” function is set to “Off” (page 42).
Recording from the equipment with a
timer
Additional Information
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO being
played.
, You are trying to change the angles when “ANGLE” does
not appear on the TV screen (page 60).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s menu.
Recording does not stop after you press x.
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
Synchro-Rec setting correctly.
, You forgot to turn off the connected equipment. Turn off the
connected equipment and set the recorder to Synchro-Rec
standby mode.
, The recorder is connected to the TV output jack of the
connected equipment.
Synchro-Recording does not complete.
Nothing was recorded even though you set the
timer setting correctly.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a power failure
that lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock (page 80).
, The channel was disabled after the timer recording is set
(page 80).
, Disconnect the mains from the wall outlet, and connect it
again.
, “PDC/VPS Scan Off” was selected in the Tool menu
(page 42).
, The programme contains copy protection signals that
restricts copying.
, The timer setting for the connected equipment overlapped
the recorder’s timer setting (page 48).
, There was a power failure during the recording.
The recorder automatically starts recording
when the tuner is turned on.
, The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn off the tuner
and cancel the Synchro-Rec function (page 47).
Recording does not stop immediately after you
press the x REC STOP button
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input disc data
before recording can stop.
,continued
Troubleshooting
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Display
The clock has stopped.
, Set the clock again (page 80).
, The clock stopped due to a power failure that lasted for more
than 1 hour. Reset the clock (page 80).
The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
, The disc does not have enough space or there are more than
99 titles in the disc. Insert a recordable disc, and turn off the
recorder.
, There is no recordable disc inside the recorder.
The recording mode indication is incorrect.
, If you make a recording that is less than three minutes long,
the recording mode indication shown during playback may
not match the recording mode you selected during recording.
Note that the actual recording mode will always match the
mode you selected, not the indication during playback.
Remote commander
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak.
, There are obstacles between the remote and the recorder.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, There are no batteries in the remote.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the default
setting when you replaced the batteries. Reset the code. (See
“Setting Up the Remote” on page 25.)
, Turn on the recorder.
, The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on the
recorder.
, Different command modes are set for the recorder and
remote. Set the same command mode. (See “Inserting the
Batteries” on page 22.)
, The TV/DVD switch is set to TV. (See “Setting Up the
Remote” on page 25.)
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the equipment and
recorder. Set a different command mode for the recorder
(page 26).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, If static electricity, etc., causes the recorder to operate
abnormally, unplug the recorder and then plug it in again.
Nothing appears in the front panel display.
, “Dimmer” in Options Setup is set to “Off” (page 87).
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Troubleshooting
Five numbers or letters are displayed on the
front panel display.
, The self-diagnosis function was activated (see the table on
page 93).
The disc tray does not open when you press the
Z (open/close) button.
, It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to open after you
have recorded or edited a disc. This is because the recorder
is adding disc data to the disc.
“RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
display.
, The recorder’s recovery function was activated when the
recorder was turned on because the power was turned off or
failed during recording. Leave the recorder on until
“RECOVERY” disappears from the front panel display.
Self-diagnosis Function
(When letters/numbers
appear in the display)
When the self-diagnosis function is activated to prevent the recorder
from malfunctioning, a five-character service number (e.g., C 13 50)
with a combination of a letter and four numbers appears on the front
panel display. In this case, check the following table.
First three characters Cause and/or corrective action
of the service number
C 13
The disc is dirty.
, Clean the disc with a soft cloth (page 3).
C 31
The disc is not inserted correctly.
, Re-insert the disc correctly.
E XX
(xx is a number)
To prevent a malfunction, the recorder has
performed the self-diagnosis function.
, Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility and give
the five-character service number.
Example: E 61 10
Additional Information
Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display)
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Specifications
System
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Channel coverage
PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F1 to
F10, Italian A to H, Ireland A to J,
South Africa 4 to 13
UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21
to B69, F21 to F69
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20,
France B to Q
HYPER: S21 to S41
The above channel coverage merely
ensures the channel reception within
these ranges. It does not guarantee the
ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer
system
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
Timer
Clock: Quartz locked
Timer indication: 24-hour cycle
(digital)
Power back-up duration: 1 hour
Video recording format
MPEG Video
Audio recording format/applicable bit
rate
Dolby Digital/2 ch, 256 kbps
Audio characteristics (Playback)
Frequency response
DVD (PCM 96 kHz): 4 Hz to 44 kHz
(±1.0 dB)/DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 4 Hz
to 22 kHz (±0.5 dB)/CD: 4 Hz to 20
kHz (±0.5 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio)
DVD: 115 dB (LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO L/R) jacks only)
Harmonic distortion
DVD: 0.002 %
Dynamic range
DVD: 110 dB/CD: 100 dB
Wow and flutter
DVD: Less than detected value
(0.001% W PEAK)
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Specifications
Audio characteristics (Recording/
Playback)
Frequency response
DVD (Dolby Digital 48 kHz):
10 Hz-20 kHz (±1.0 dB)
Signal-to-noise ratio
DVD: 96 dB
Harmonic distortion
DVD: 0.004 %
Dynamic range
DVD: 96 dB
The signals from LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO
L/R) jack are measured. When you play
PCM sound tracks with a 96 kHz
sampling frequency, the output signals
from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
jack are converted to 48 kHz sampling
frequency.
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO)
Phono jack
Output level: 2 Vrms
Load impedance: 10 kilohms
(VIDEO)
Phono jack
Output level: 1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO)
4-pin mini DIN
Output level: Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
Vp-p (PAL)
LINE 4 IN
(AUDIO)
Phono jack
Input level: 2 Vrms
Input impedance:
more than 22 kilohms
(VIDEO)
Phono jack
Input level: 1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO)
4-pin mini DIN
Input level: Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3 Vp-p
(PAL)
LINE 2 IN
(AUDIO)
Phono jack
Input level: 2 Vrms
Input impedance:
more than 22 kilohms
(VIDEO)
Phono jack
Input level: 1.0 Vp-p
(S VIDEO)
4-pin mini DIN
Input level: Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3 Vp-p
(PAL)
LINE 1 -TV
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
S-Video/RGB IN
S-Video OUT (downstream)
Decoder
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
Phono jack
Output level: 0.5 Vp-p
Load impedance: 75 ohms
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT(Y, CB, CR)
Phono jack
Output level: Y: 1.0 Vp-p/CB, CR: 0.7
Vp-p
General
Power requirements
220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
43 W
Dimensions (approx.)
430 × 89 × 380 mm (width/height/
depth) incl. projecting parts
Mass (approx.)
5.3 kg
Operating temperature
5 ºC to 35 ºC
Operating humidity
25 % to 80 %
Supplied accessories
Audio/video cord (1)
Mains lead (1)
Aerial cable (1)
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Compatible colour systems
This recorder is designed to record using
the PAL colour system and play back
using the PAL or NTSC colour systems.
The signals of the SECAM colour
system can be received or recorded but
played back in the PAL colour system
only. Recording of video sources based
on other colour systems cannot be
guaranteed.
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
Dolby Digital (page 84)
DVD-R (page 35)
Digital audio compression technology
developed by Dolby Laboratories. This
technology conforms to multi-channel
surround sound. The rear channel is
stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer
channel in this format. Dolby Digital
provides the same discrete channels of
high quality digital audio found in
“Dolby Digital” theatre surround sound
systems. Good channel separation is
realized because all of the channel data is
recorded discretely and little
deterioration occurs because all channel
data processing is digital.
A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the
same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents
can be recorded only once to a DVD-R,
and will have the same format as a DVD
VIDEO.
Glossary
Chapter (page 56)
Sections of a picture or a music feature
that are smaller than titles. A title is
composed of several chapters.
Depending on the disc, no chapters may
be recorded.
CPRM (page 35)
Dolby Surround (Pro Logic)
(page 84)
Audio signal processing technology that
Dolby Laboratories developed for
surround sound. When the input signal
contains a surround component, the Pro
Logic process outputs the front, centre
and rear signals. The rear channel is
monaural.
DTS (page 84)
Digital audio compression technology
that Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
developed. This technology conforms to
multi-channel surround sound. The rear
channel is stereo and there is a discrete
subwoofer channel in this format. DTS
provides the same discrete channels of
high quality digital audio.
Good channel separation is realized
because all of the channel data is
recorded discretely and little
deterioration occurs because all channel
data processing is digital.
DVD VIDEO (page 50)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of
moving pictures even though its
diameter is the same as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and
single-sided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte),
which is 7 times that of a CD. The data
capacity of a double-layer and single-
Additional Information
CPRM (Content Protection for
Recordable Media) is a coding
technology that protects copyrights for
images.
sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a single-layer and
double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is
17GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2
format, one of the worldwide standards
of digital compression technology. The
picture data is compressed to about 1/40
(average) of its original size. The DVD
also uses a variable rate coding
technology that changes the data to be
allocated according to the status of the
picture. Audio information is recorded in
a multi-channel format, such as Dolby
Digital, allowing you to enjoy a more
real audio presence.
Furthermore, various advanced
functions such as the multi-angle,
multilingual, and Parental Control
functions are provided with the DVD.
DVD-RW (page 35)
A DVD-RW is a recordable and
rewritable disc that is the same size as a
DVD VIDEO. The DVD-RW has two
different modes: VR mode and Video
mode. DVDs created in Video mode
have the same format as a DVD VIDEO,
while discs created in VR (Video
Recording) mode allow the contents to
be programmed or edited.
DVD+RW (page 35)
A DVD+RW (plus RW) is a recordable
and rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a
recording format that is comparable to
the DVD VIDEO format.
Index (page 58)
A number that divides a track into
sections to easily locate the point you
want on a CD. Depending on the disc, no
index may be recorded.
MPEG Audio (page 84)
International standard coding system
used to compress audio digital signals
authorized by ISO/IEC. MPEG 2, used
on DVDs, conforms to up to 7.1-channel
surround.
Title (page 56)
The longest section of a picture or music
feature on a DVD, movie, etc., in video
software, or the entire album in audio
software.
Track (page 56)
Sections of a music feature on a CD (the
length of a song).
Glossary
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Language Code
List
For details, see pages 58, 61, 81.
The language spellings conform to the
ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
Code
1027
Afar
1028
Abkhazian
1032
Afrikaans
1039
Amharic
1044
Arabic
1045
Assamese
1051
Aymara
1052
Azerbaijani
1053
Bashkir
1057
Byelorussian
1059
Bulgarian
1060
Bihari
1061
Bislama
1066
Bengali; Bangla
1067
Tibetan
1070
Breton
1079
Catalan
1093
Corsican
1097
Czech
1103
Welsh
1105
Danish
1109
German
1130
Bhutani
1142
Greek
1144
English
1145
Esperanto
1149
Spanish
1150
Estonian
1151
Basque
1157
Persian
1165
Finnish
1166
Fiji
1171
Faroese
1174
French
1181
Frisian
1183
Irish
1186
Scots Gaelic
1194
Galician
1196
Guarani
1203
Gujarati
1209
Hausa
1217
Hindi
1226
Croatian
1229
Hungarian
1233
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Language
Armenian
Language Code List
Code
Language
Code
Language
1235
Interlingua
1502
Serbo-Croatian
1239
Interlingue
1503
Singhalese
1245
Inupiak
1505
Slovak
1248
Indonesian
1506
Slovenian
1253
Icelandic
1507
Samoan
1254
Italian
1508
Shona
1257
Hebrew
1509
Somali
1261
Japanese
1511
Albanian
1269
Yiddish
1512
Serbian
1283
Javanese
1513
Siswati
1287
Georgian
1514
Sesotho
1297
Kazakh
1515
Sundanese
1298
Greenlandic
1516
Swedish
1299
Cambodian
1517
Swahili
1300
Kannada
1521
Tamil
1301
Korean
1525
Telugu
1305
Kashmiri
1527
Tajik
1307
Kurdish
1528
Thai
1311
Kirghiz
1529
Tigrinya
1313
Latin
1531
Turkmen
1326
Lingala
1532
Tagalog
1327
Laothian
1534
Setswana
1332
Lithuanian
1535
Tonga
1334
Latvian; Lettish
1538
Turkish
1345
Malagasy
1539
Tsonga
1347
Maori
1540
Tatar
1349
Macedonian
1543
Twi
1350
Malayalam
1557
Ukrainian
1352
Mongolian
1564
Urdu
1353
Moldavian
1572
Uzbek
1356
Marathi
1581
Vietnamese
1357
Malay
1587
Volapük
1358
Maltese
1613
Wolof
1363
Burmese
1632
Xhosa
1365
Nauru
1665
Yoruba
1369
Nepali
1684
Chinese
1376
Dutch
1697
Zulu
1703
Not specified
1379
Norwegian
1393
Occitan
1403
(Afan)Oromo
1408
Oriya
1417
Punjabi
1428
Polish
1435
Pashto; Pushto
1436
Portuguese
1463
Quechua
1481
Rhaeto-Romance
1482
Kirundi
1483
Romanian
1489
Russian
1491
Kinyarwanda
1495
Sanskrit
1498
Sindhi
1501
Sangho
Index
Words in quotations appear in the onscreen displays.
Numerics
16:9 23, 82
4:3 Letter Box 23, 82
4:3 Pan Scan 23, 82
A
B
Batteries 22
Bilingual programmes 40
“Bilingual Recording” 87
C
Canal Plus 28
“CATV” 29, 78
CD 50
“Channel List” 80
“Channel Set” 29, 78
“Channel Setting” 29, 78, 80
Chapter 40, 95
Chapter mark 68
“Clock” 23, 80
Colour systems 94
“Combine” 72
“Command Mode” 26, 87
“Component Out” 23, 82
Connecting
the Aerial Cable 16
the Audio Cords 19
the Video Cords 17
Copy Control Signals 36
Copy-Free 36
Copy-Never 36
Copy-Once 36
CPRM 35
“Create Playlist” 69
O
“Decoder” 29
“Digital Out” 84
“Dimmer” 87
Disc Info 37
Disc Map 38
Disc name 73
Disc space 37
Display
front panel display 14, 58
On-screen display 31
Setup Display 77
“Divide” 71
Dolby Digital 21, 24, 58, 84, 95
“Downmix” 83
DTS 21, 24, 58, 84, 95
“DVD Menu” 81
DVD VIDEO 50, 95
DVD+RW 35, 95
DVD-R 35, 95
DVD-RW 35, 95
One Touch Menu 55
One Touch Play 52
One Touch Timer 42
On-screen display
Setup Display 77
Sub-menu 33
System Menu 31
Tool menu 32
“Options” 26
Original 32, 64
“OSD” 81
“OSD” language 23
E
“Easy Setup” 88
Easy Setup 22
Editing 63
Playlist Edit 68
“Erase” 66
“Erase All” 74
“Erase Titles” 66
“Extend Rec” 42
F
“Factory Setup” 87
Finalizing 74
“Format Disc” 87
Formatting 75
Front panel display 14, 58
H
Handling discs 3
I
Index 95
J
Jog Stick 53
L
“Language” 81
“Line Audio Input” 47
“Line1 Output” 17, 29, 82
“Line3 Input” 28, 29, 82
“Line3 Output” 83
“Line4 Input” 83
M
Menu
DVD’s menu 52
Top menu 52
“Move” 71
MPEG 21, 58, 84, 95
N
“NICAM” 78
NICAM 40, 78
“Normal” 29, 78
P
Page mode 32
Parental Control 52, 85
“Pause Mode” 82
PAY-TV 28
PCM 58
PDC 42
Playback 50
fast forward/fast reverse 53
Freeze Frame 53
playable discs 50
Replay 53
Resume Play 54
selecting a recorded title 54
Slow-motion play 53
Playlist 32, 64
“Present Time” 81
“Preset Download” 23
Pro Logic 20, 95
Protection
disc 73
title 65
Additional Information
“A-B Erase” 67
Adjusting
playback picture/sound 61
recording picture 46
“AFT” 78
Angle 60
Area code 86
“Audio” 78, 81
Audio 58
“Audio ATT” 83
“Audio Connection” 22
“Audio DRC” 83
“Audio Filter” 62
“Audio Settings” 62
“Auto Adjust” 80
“Auto Chapter” 85
“Auto Clock Set” 80
“Auto Display” 87
D
Q
Quick Guide to DVD Disc Types 100
Quick Timer 39
R
Rec Mode Adjust 42
Recording 35
picture adjustment 46
recordable discs 35
recording format 36
recording mode 36
while watching another programme
39
RECOVERY 92
Region code 50
Remote 22
Resume Play 54
“Play From Start” 54
“Reset Resume” 54
“RGB” 17, 24, 28
S
“S Video” 17, 24
“Scart Setting” 28, 29, 82
“Scene List” 70
Searching
fast forward/fast reverse 53
locating the beginning of the title/
chapter/track 53
Search mode 56
“Settings” 29
“Setup” 26, 29
,continued
Index
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Setup Display 77
SMARTLINK 18
Sort 55
“Station Name” 80
Sub-menu 33
Subtitle 61, 81
Surround 59
Synchro Rec 47
“System” 29, 78
System Menu 26, 29, 31
T
“TIMER” 42
Timer List 43
Timer recording
check/change/cancel 43
manual setting 41
Rec Mode Adjust 42
Synchro Rec 47
VIDEO Plus+ 44
Title 95
Title List 32, 54, 68
Sort 55
Thumbnail 55
Zoom 55
“Title Name” 65
Tool menu 32
Track 95
Troubleshooting 89
“Tuner System” 23
TV Direct Rec 39, 85
“TV Guide Page” 85
“TV Type” 23, 82
TV Virtual Surround (TVS) 59
Dynamic 59
Night 60
Standard 60
Wide 59
U
Usable discs 35, 50
V
“Video” 24, 29
Video mode 63
“Video Settings” 61
VPS 42
VR (Video Recording) mode 36, 64
Z
Zoom 55
ZWEITON 40
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Index
Quick Guide to DVD Disc
Types
: Most suitable.
: Can be used.
: Some functions are limited.
: Cannot be used.
Refer to the following when selecting a disc (DVD-R,
DVD+RW, or DVD-RW) and a recording format (VR mode or
Video mode for DVD-RW discs). Each disc can record for up to
six hours.
You want to...
Record TV programmes
Reuse by deleting unwanted contents
Edit recorded contents
Edit/Record from connected equipment
Copy discs for distribution
*1
Play on other DVD equipment
*1
Features
Recording
Rewritable?
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Can create chapters at fixed intervals (auto.)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Can create chapters wherever you like (manual)
Yes
No
No
No
Can record both sounds (main/sub) of a bilingual programme
Yes
No
No
No
Can record 16:9 size pictures
Yes
Yes *2
No
Yes *2
Can record Copy-Once programmes
Yes
No
No
No
Can perform basic edit functions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes *3
Can perform advanced edit functions (Playlist edit)
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Editing
Compatibility with other DVD equipment
Finalization required?
No
Can generate a Title Menu (DVD Menu)
No
*1 DVD-RWs (VR mode) can only be played on DVD equipment that is VR
compatible.
*2 Only if the recording mode is SP, HSP, or HQ, and “Rec Screen Size” is
set to 16:9.
*3 Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
*4 For certain DVD equipment, finalization may be required.
Note
For details of the above functions and implied restrictions, see the
explanations inside the manual.
Sony Corporation
*4
*4
Yes
Yes
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