Sony RDR-VX410 Operating Instructions

Sony RDR-VX410  Operating Instructions
2-653-115-11(1)GB
Video Cassette Recorder/
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-VX410
PAL
© 2005 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus
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.
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 VCR-DVD
recorder is harmful to eyes, do not
attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel
only.
DANGER
CAUTION
VORSICHT
ADVARSEL
ADVARSEL
VARNING
VARO!
VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.
KLASSE 3B SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN GEÖFFNET. DIREKTEN KONTAKT MIT DEM
STRAHL VERMEIDEN.
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING AF KLASSE 3B VED ÅBNING. UNDGÅ DIREKTE UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING I KLASSE 3B NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES. UNNGÅ DIREKTE EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT DIREKT EXPONERA DIG
FÖR STRÅLNINGEN.
AVATTUNA LUOKAN 3B NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYÄ. VÄLTÄ SUORAA ALTISTUMISTA SÄTEELLE.
This label is located on the laser
protective housing inside the
enclosure.
Precautions
• This unit operates on 220 – 240 V
AC, 50 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.
G-CODE is a registered trademark of
Gemstar Development Corporation.
The G-CODE system is manufactured
under license from Gemstar
Development Corporation.
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Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
This symbol is
applicable only in the
European Union and
other European
countries with
seperate collection
systems.
Precautions
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
• 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.
• 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 and
cause damage to the video head,
tape, and the optical block. Should
this occur, the recorder may not
operate properly. When you first
install the recorder, or when you
move it from a cold to a warm
location, remove the disc and tape
and leave the recorder turned on
for about three hours before
operating 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, discs, and
cassettes away from equipment
with strong magnets, such as
microwave ovens, or large
loudspeakers.
• Do not place heavy objects on the
recorder.
• When you move the recorder, take
out any discs. If you do not, the
disc may be damaged.
On recording
• Contents of the recording cannot
be compensated for if the
recording or playback is not made
due to a malfunction of the
recorder, disc, etc.
• Make trial recordings before
making the actual recording.
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.
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 U.S. patents
and other intellectual property
rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision, and is
intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering
or disassembly is prohibited.
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.
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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 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.
Icon
+RW
Meaning
Functions available for DVD+RWs
-RWVR
Functions available for DVD-RWs
in VR (Video Recording) mode
-RWVideo
Functions available for DVD-RWs
in video mode
+R
-R
Functions available for DVD+Rs
Functions available for DVD-Rs
DVD
Functions available for DVD
VIDEOs
VCD
Functions available for VIDEO
CDs, Super VCDs or CD-Rs/CDRWs in video CD format or Super
VCD format
CD
Functions available for music CDs
or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format
DATA CD
Functions available for DATA CDs
(CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3*
audio tracks or JPEG image files)
DATA DVD
Functions available for DATA
DVDs (DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs containing
MP3* audio tracks or JPEG image
files)
Functions available for VHS
VIDEOs
* MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) is a standard format
defined by ISO/MPEG which compresses audio data.
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Table of Contents
WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
How to Use the On-Screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Step 3: Connecting to Your TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Recordable and Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
DVD Operation
DVD Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playing a Title From the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Playing MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Playing JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
DVD Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
DVD Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
DVD Timer Recording (Standard/G-Code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
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DVD Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Changing the Name of a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Creating a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Formatting/Renaming/Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
VCR Operation
VCR Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Playback Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Searching Using Various Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Selecting the Sound During Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
VCR Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
VCR Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
VCR Timer Recording (Standard/G-Code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Changing or Cancelling VCR Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Dubbing From a VHS Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Dubbing From a DVD to a VHS Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Finalizing a Disc (Preparing a Disc for Playback on Other Equipment) . . . . . . . . . . . 91
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Connecting a Digital Video Camera to the DV IN Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Dubbing From a DV Format Tape to a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Aerial Reception Setting (Tuner Preset) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Clock Setting (Clock Set) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Recording and VCR Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Language, Parental Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
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Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
DVD Audio/Subtitle Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder?
This is a DVD recorder with built-in VHS video deck, and allows recording/playback of DVD discs and
VHS tapes. DVD editing is also possible.
Recording and timer recording
Easy dubbing
Record TV programmes on a DVD or VHS tape,
either manually or using the timer.
Dub in either direction between a DVD disc and
VHS tape with the simple press of a button.
DVD
VIDEO
* Note that copy-protected signals will not be recorded.
Easy selection between DVD and
VCR
Quick access to recorded titles Title List
Simply press the DVD or VIDEO button to select
the media format you want to use.
Display the Title List to view all titles on a disc
and select a title for playback or editing.
Title List (Original)
DVD
1/4
VIDEO
T Prog. 1
16.May.2005
08:00
VIDEO
DVD
8
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
Creating your own programme Playlist
Record a programme on a DVD-RW (VR mode),
then erase, move, or add scenes as you like
without changing the original contents.
One Touch Dubbing - DV Dubbing
Connect your digital video camera to the DV IN
jack and press the ONE TOUCH DUBBING
button to dub a DV format tape over to a disc.
Control
Original
Dubbing
Playlist
Operation restrictions
Possible Simultaneous Operations
Current Operation
VCR
Recording
DVD
Playback
DVD
Recording
Playing a VHS tape*1
—
No
No
Yes
Recording on a VHS tape
No
—
Yes
Yes*3
Playing a DVD*2
No
Yes
—
No
Recording on a DVD
Yes
Yes*3
No
—
*1
*2
*3
VCR
Playback
When DVD is pressed, VCR playback stops.
When VIDEO is pressed, DVD playback stops.
Only the same programme can be recorded on a DVD and a VHS tape.
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A
How to Use the On-Screen
Menus
“Title List”
Displays the list of the disc contents,
including the recording information and
movie thumbnail image, which allows you to
select a title to play or edit.
The following three displays are mainly used to
operate this recorder. Once you become familiar
with the basic operations, you will find the
recorder easy to use.
Title List (Original)
1/4
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
T Prog. 1
02.May.2005
08:00
B
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
C
D
The System Menu appears when you press
SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of
the recorder’s main functions, such as timer
recording and setup.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Title List (Original)
Title List
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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“Dubbing”
Used to dub from a disc to a VHS tape and
vice versa, and also dub from a DV format
tape to a disc.
System Menu
Edit
“Edit”
Used to create or edit a Playlist (unfinalized
DVD-RWs (VR mode) only).
TOOLS
Timer
“Timer”
Used to set a new timer recording for a disc or
VHS tape, as well as change or cancel the
timer recordings you set.
Press ENTER :
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
10:10
E
“Disc Setting”
Used to rename, format, or finalize a disc.
F
“Setup”
Displays the “Setup” display for setting up the
recorder to suit your preferences.
Selectable options
Sub-menu
The sub-menu appears when you select an item
from a list menu (e.g., a title from the Title List
menu), and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
options applicable only to the selected item. The
displayed options differ depending on the
situation and disc type.
Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Selectable options on the System Menu differ
depending on the media type, disc condition, and
operating status.
Example: When a disc or a VHS tape is stopped.
Type
+RW
1/4
-RWVideo
10:10
No. Title
01 Prog. 1
02 Prog. 2
03 Prog. 4
04 Prog. 3
Length
01:29:03 >
Play
00:31:23
Title
Erase >
+R
01:59:00
>
Chapter
Erase
00:58:56 >
Protect
-R
*1
*1
*1
*1
DVD
A·B Erase
02.May.2005
08:00
*1
Edit
Title Name
T Prog. 1
*1
-RWVR
Example: The Title List menu
Title List (Original)
Selectable option
Divide Title
VCD
Options for the selected item
CD
TOOLS
DATA CD
The TOOLS menu appears when you press
TOOLS. You can search for a title/chapter/track,
check the playing and remaining time, or change
audio and repeat settings. The displayed options
differ depending on the media type.
Press M/m to select an option, press </, to
select the desired item, and press ENTER.
Example: When you press TOOLS while a
DVD-RW (VR mode) is playing.
DATA DVD
*2
*1
*2
Unfinalized disc only
With a disc inserted
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Notes
T
Title 1/4
C
Chapter 1/1
Time 00:00:25
Audio ENG Dolby 5.1ch (1/3)
• The TOOLS menu may not appear during DVD
recording.
• The System Menu does not appear during recording or
dubbing.
• You cannot use the DVD or VIDEO buttons with the
System Menu turned on.
Repeat Off
Remain 00:01:30
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Hookups and Settings
Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the
settings of the recorder.
Notes
• Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
• See the instructions supplied with the components to be
connected.
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not
have a SCART or video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each
component before connecting.
Step 1: Unpacking
Check that you have the following items:
• Audio/video cord
(phono plug × 3 y phono plug × 3) (1)
• Aerial cable (1)
• Remote commander (remote) (1)
• R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
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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 19).
Hookups and Settings
VCR-DVD recorder
to AERIAL IN
TV
to AERIAL OUT
Aerial cable (supplied)
: Signal flow
1
Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the
recorder.
2
Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV, using the supplied aerial
cable.
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Step 3: Connecting to Your TV
Connecting to the LINE 2 OUT jacks
Connect the supplied audio/video cord to the LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks of the recorder.
To enjoy higher quality images, connect an S video cord (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug.
When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.
INPUT
INPUT
TV or projector
AUDIO
S VIDEO
S video cord
(not supplied)
R
L
VIDEO
(red)
(white)
(yellow)
(yellow)
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
(white)
to S VIDEO OUT
VCR-DVD recorder
(red)
to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R)
: Signal flow
When playing “wide screen” images
Some recorded images may not fit your TV screen. To change the picture size, see page 100.
Notes
• During DVD recording, you cannot watch VHS pictures by pressing VIDEO, as the S VIDEO OUT jack will output
DVD video signals only.
• Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE 2 IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This will cause
unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers.
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Connecting to the SCART jack (available in Europe only)
SCART INPUT
TV or projector
Hookups and Settings
Connect to the LINE 1-TV jack using a SCART 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.
When you use this connection, select “Video” or “RGB” for the Line 1 output setting in step 15 of Easy
Setup (page 22).
SCART cord
(not supplied)
VCR-DVD recorder
to i LINE 1-TV
: Signal flow
Note
When you connect the recorder to your TV via the SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the recorder
automatically when you turn the recorder on. If necessary, press t TV/VIDEO on the remote to return the input to the
TV.
,continued
15
If your TV has component video input jacks
Connect to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks 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.
When you use this connection, select “On” for the component out setting in step 11 of Easy Setup
(page 22).
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format signals, you must use this connection and then set
“Progressive” to “On” in the “Video” setup (page 101). The PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up when the
recorder outputs progressive signals.
When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.
COMPONENT VIDEO IN
INPUT
TV or projector
AUDIO R
PB/CB
PR/CR
L
(green) (blue)
(red)
(white)
Y
(red)
Audio/video cord (supplied)
Component video cord
(not supplied)
(green)
(blue)
(white)
(red)
(red)
to COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
to LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R)
VCR-DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
Video signal can also be output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jack when playing a VHS tape.
Note
During DVD recording, you cannot watch VHS pictures by pressing VIDEO, as the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
will output DVD video signals only.
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Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver)
A
INPUT
Audio cord
(not supplied)
(white)
(white)
Hookups and Settings
Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your AV amplifier (receiver).
This will enable you to listen to sound through your AV amplifier (receiver).
When you use this connection, select “Yes” for the component out setting in step 17 of Easy Setup
(page 22).
L
AUDIO
(red)
(red)
R
AV amplifier
(receiver)
to AUDIO OUT L/R
VCR-DVD recorder
to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
(COAXIAL)
to DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
(OPTICAL)
Optical digital cord (not supplied)
[Speakers]
to optical
digital input
or
Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)
to coaxial
digital input
Rear (L)
[Speakers]
B
Rear (R)
Front (L)
Front (R)
AV amplifier (receiver)
with a decoder
Centre
Subwoofer
: Signal flow
,continued
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A Connecting to audio L/R jacks
This connection uses a stereo amplifier’s
(receiver’s) two front speakers for sound.
You can enjoy the surround function that creates
virtual speakers from two stereo speakers. Select
from “Surround1,” “Surround2,” or “Surround3”
of the surround effects (page 35).
Surround 1
*1
*2
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
z Hints
• For correct speaker location, see the operating
instructions supplied with the connected components.
• Digital audio signal can also be output when playing a
VHS tape.
Notes
• During DVD recording, you cannot hear VHS sound
by pressing VIDEO, as the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks will output DVD audio signals only.
• After you have completed the connection, make the
appropriate settings in Easy Setup (page 22). If your
AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder
function, set “Digital Out” – “MPEG” to “MPEG” in
the “Audio” setup (page 103). Otherwise, no sound or
a loud noise will come from your speakers.
• With a coaxial or optical digital connection, you cannot
use the virtual surround effects of this recorder.
• This recorder does not support Linear PCM playback
with 3 channels or more.
• When outputting from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
jacks, you cannot switch the bilingual sounds on a
DVD-RW (VR mode) by pressing
(audio).
Surround 2
Surround 3
Virtual speaker
B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
Use this connection if your AV amplifier
(receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG
audio decoder and a digital input jack. You can
enjoy the surround effect of Dolby Digital (5.1ch),
DTS (5.1ch), or MPEG audio (5.1ch).
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Step 6: Preparing the
Remote
Plug the recorder and TV mains leads 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 only after the front panel display lights up
and the recorder enters standby mode.
If you connect additional equipment to this
recorder (page 26), be sure to connect the mains
lead only after all connections are complete.
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.
Hookups and Settings
Step 5: Connecting the
Mains Lead
to mains
Notes
• If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
recorder or player, change the command mode number
for this recorder (page 25).
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
should leakage occur. Observe the following:
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
on the
front panel) to strong light, such as direct sunlight or
lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
remote.
• With normal use, the batteries should last about three to
six months.
• 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.
,continued
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Controlling TVs with the remote
2 (volume) +/–
Adjust the volume of
your TV
You can adjust the remote control’s signal to
control your TV.
If you connected the recorder to an AV amplifier
(receiver), you can also use the supplied remote to
control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.
PROG +/–
Select the programme
position on your TV
t TV/VIDEO
Switch your TV’s input
source
Number buttons,
-*
Select the programme
position on a Sony TV
Notes
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) 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.
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
"/1
PROG +/–
Number
buttons,
-/--
2 +/–
t TV/VIDEO
(wide mode)
Switch to or from the
wide mode of a Sony
wide-screen TV
* If you use the number buttons to select the TV’s
programme position, press -/-- followed by the number
buttons for two-digit numbers.
To operate the t TV/VIDEO button
(for SCART connections only) (available in
Europe only)
The t TV/VIDEO 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·VIDEO switch is set to DVD·VIDEO.
When you connect the recorder to your TV via the
SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the
recorder automatically when you turn the recorder
on. To watch another source, press the t TV/
VIDEO button to switch the TV’s input source.
“TV” appears in the front panel display.
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.
1
2
3
4
Manufacturer
Code number
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
Sony
01 (default)
Hold down "/1.
Aiwa
01 (default)
Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
below) using the number buttons.
Grundig
11
Hitachi
23, 24, 72
Release "/1.
Loewe
06, 45
When the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch is set to
TV, the remote performs the following:
Nokia
15, 16, 69, 73
Panasonic
17, 49
Press
To
Philips
06, 07, 08, 23, 45, 72
Turn your TV on or off
Saba
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
Samsung
06, 22, 23, 71, 72
"/1
20
Manufacturer
Code number
Sanyo
25
Sharp
29
Telefunken
12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75
12, 13, 43, 74, 75
Toshiba
38
LG
06
JVC
33
Controlling the volume of your AV
amplifier (receiver) with the remote
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
"/1
Number
buttons
If more than one code number is listed, try
entering them one at a time until you find the one
that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
Manufacturer
Code number
Sony
78, 79, 80, 91
Denon
84, 85, 86
Kenwood
92, 93
Onkyo
81, 82, 83
Pioneer
99
Sansui
87
Technics
97, 98
Yamaha
94, 95, 96
Hookups and Settings
Thomson
Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
(receivers)
2 +/–
1
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to
DVD·VIDEO.
2
Hold down "/1, and enter the
manufacturer code (see the table below)
for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
number buttons.
3
Release "/1.
The 2 +/– buttons control the AV
amplifier’s volume.
If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
z Hint
If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
TV/DVD·VIDEO switch is set to DVD·VIDEO, repeat
the steps above and enter the code number 90 (default).
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“Initial setting 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” in the “Setup” display to run Easy
Setup (page 108).
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.
Settings are made in the following order.
4
Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the language
used in the on-screen display appears.
OSD Language Setup
No Disc
Easy Setup
m
Select the screen language.
Tuner and Channel Setup
English
m
Français
Español
Clock Setup
Deutsch
Italiano
m
Nederlands
TV Type Setup
m
5
Video Connection Setup
Select a language, and press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the tuner
system appears.
m
Audio Connection Setup
No Disc
Easy Setup
m
10:10
Select a system.
Finished!
SYSTEM - B/G
SYSTEM - B/G (Australia)
"/1
6
Select your tuner system, and press
ENTER.
The Tuner Preset function automatically
starts.
No Disc
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Easy Setup
Searching for receivable channels.
25%
O RETURN
Scanning... Please wait.
1
2
Turn on the TV.
Press "/1.
The recorder turns on.
3
22
Switch the input selector on your TV so that
the signal from the recorder appears on
your TV screen.
To set the channels manually, see page 98.
After the download is complete, the setup
display for clock setting appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
12:00
12Press ENTER.
The setup display for the i LINE 3/
DECODER jack appears.
13Select whether or not to use the i LINE
3/DECODER jack.
Set the time and date.
Day Month Year
01
2005
Sat
Hour Min
14Press ENTER.
12 : 00
7
The setup display for selecting the type of
video signal output from the i LINE 1-TV
jack appears.
Set the day and time.
Press M/m to set the day and press ,. Set the
month, year, hour, minutes in the same way.
8
No Disc
Easy Setup
The setup display for selecting the picture size
of the connected TV appears.
Easy Setup
10:10
Select the Line1 Output Signal.
Press ENTER.
No Disc
Hookups and Settings
01
Select “Yes” if you will use the i LINE 3/
DECODER jack.
Otherwise, select “No.”
Video
RGB
10:10
Select your TV screen type.
16 : 9
4 : 3 Letter Box
4 : 3 Pan Scan
9
Select the setting that matches your TV
type.
“4:3 Letter Box”: For standard TVs.
Displays “wide screen” pictures with bands
on the upper and lower sections of the screen.
“4:3 Pan Scan”: For standard TVs.
Automatically displays “wide screen”
pictures on the entire screen and cuts off the
sections that do not fit.
“16:9”: For wide-screen TVs or standard TVs
with a wide screen mode.
For details, see “Video Settings (Video)” on
page 100.
15Select the type of signal you want to output
from the i LINE 1-TV jack.
“Video”: Outputs video signals.
“RGB”: Outputs RGB signals.
Note that if you select “On” in step 11, you
cannot select “RGB.”
16Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the type of jack
used to connect to your amplifier (receiver)
appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
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
No
10Press ENTER.
The setup display for the component out jacks
appears.
11Select whether or not to use the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Select “On” if you are using the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Otherwise, select “Off.”
,continued
23
17Select the type of jack (if any) you are
using to connect to an amplifier (receiver).
If you did not connect an AV amplifier
(receiver), select “No,” then go to step 22.
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using an audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT
(AUDIO L/R) or AUDIO OUT L/R jacks,
select “Yes: LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L),”
then go to step 22.
If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
using either a digital optical or coaxial cord,
select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT.”
22Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
Easy Setup is finished. All connections and
setup operations are complete.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
Easy Setup is finished.
Finish
18Press ENTER.
The setup display for selecting the type of
Dolby Digital signal appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio
decoder, set “Digital Out” – “MPEG” to “MPEG” in
the “Audio” setup (page 103).
• If you want to run Easy Setup again, select “Easy
Setup” in the “Setup” display (page 108).
Dolby Digital
D-PCM
Dolby Digital
Note
19Select the type of Dolby Digital signal you
want to send to your amplifier (receiver).
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby
Digital decoder, select “Dolby Digital.”
Otherwise, select “D-PCM.”
20Press ENTER.
The setup display for the DTS signal appears.
No Disc
Easy Setup
10:10
DTS
On
Off
21Select whether or not you want to send a
DTS signal to your amplifier (receiver),
and press ENTER.
If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a DTS
decoder, select “On.” Otherwise, select “Off.”
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To record TV programmes using the timer, you must set
the clock accurately.
If you have a Sony DVD player or
more than one Sony DVD recorder
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Dubbing
10:10
Front Display
: Auto
Command Mode
: DVD 3
Factory Setting
Disc Setting
Setup
4
Select “Command Mode,” and press
ENTER.
No Disc
Options
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Front Display
Command Mode
Dubbing
Factory Setting
10:10
Hookups and Settings
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 DVD 3.
No Disc
: Auto
DVD 1
: DVD1
DVDNo
2
DVD 3
Disc Setting
SYSTEM
MENU
Setup
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
COMMAND
MODE switch
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
No Disc
Setup
10:10
Title List
Tuner Preset
Timer
Clock Set
Edit
Select the command mode (“DVD 1,”
“DVD 2,” or “DVD 3”), and press ENTER.
6
Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
remote so it matches the mode you
selected above.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Note
The System Menu appears.
2
5
If the command mode does not match, the recorder’s
command mode appears on the front panel display when
you operate the remote. Set the remote’s command mode
to one that matches the recorder’s.
Video
Audio
Dubbing
3
Features
Disc Setting
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
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Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device
When you connect additional equipment to this recorder, be sure to connect the mains lead only after all
connections are complete (page 19).
See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
To record on this recorder, see “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer” on pages 57
and 85.
Note that this recorder has a copy guard function. Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit
any copying cannot be recorded. For details, see “Before Recording” on pages 47 and 76.
Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel
Connect another VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the equipment
has an S video jack, you can use an S video cord (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug of the
audio/video cord. You can connect a second DVD player and record DVDs.
Other VCR, etc.
OUTPUT
S VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
S video cord
(not supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
LINE 2 IN
S VIDEO
L
R
DV IN
to LINE 2 IN
VCR-DVD recorder
: Signal flow
z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect an audio cord to the LINE 2 IN o (audio) L
(MONO) jack.
Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE 2 IN t (video) jack when using an S video cord.
• Turn on the recorder to view pictures from the connected equipment.
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Connecting to the LINE 3/DECODER jack (available in Europe only)
Connect another VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack using a SCART cord
(not supplied).
When you turn on the connected equipment, the recorder automatically sends the signal from the
equipment to the TV without turning itself on.
VCR
SCART cord
(not supplied)
to SCART input
VCR-DVD recorder
Hookups and Settings
TV
to i LINE
3/DECODER
to i LINE1-TV
When you want to use the Synchro Rec function
Connect the equipment to the LINE 3/DECODER jack. You can set the recorder to automatically record
programmes from connected equipment that has a timer function (such as a satellite or digital tuner). See
“Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec)” (pages 54 and 82).
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.
Notes
• 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.
• If you pass the recorder signals via a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.
VCR-DVD recorder
VCR
TV
Be sure to connect your VCR to the VCR-DVD recorder and your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes,
watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1
VCR
VCR-DVD recorder
TV
Line input 2
• Synchronized Recording does not work with some tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via the SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the recorder
automatically when you turn the recorder on.
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Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 2 IN jacks. Disconnect the recorder’s
mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
Turn on the recorder to view pictures from the connected tuner.
TV
Satellite tuner,etc.
INTPUT
AUDIO
R
OUTPUT
VIDEO
VIDEO
L
AUDIO
L
R
Audio/video cord
(supplied)
Audio/video cord
(not supplied)
LINE 2 IN
S VIDEO
to LINE 2 OUT
(VIDEO/AUDIO L/R)
on the rear panel
: Signal flow
28
L
R
DV IN
to LINE 2 IN
VCR-DVD recorder
29
Quick Guide to Disc Types
Recordable and Playable Discs
Icon used
in this
manual
Formatting
(new discs)
Compatibility with other
DVD players (finalizing)
+RW
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+RW
compatible players
(automatically finalized)
VR
mode
-RWVR
Format in VR mode*2
(page 69)
Playable only on VR mode
compatible players (finalization
unnecessary) (page 91)
Video
mode
-RWVideo
Format in Video
mode*2 (page 69)
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 91)
+R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on DVD+R compatible
players (finalization necessary)
(page 91)
-R
Automatically
formatted
Playable on most DVD players
(finalization necessary)
(page 91)
Disc Type
DVD+RW
Disc
Logo
DVDRW
DVD+R
DVD+R DL
DVD-R
Usable disc versions (as of May 2005)
• 4×-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 2×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.1
with CPRM*1)
• 4×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.2, Ver.1.2
with CPRM)
• 8×-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 8×-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0)
• 2.4×-speed DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs*5
30
“DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R DL,”
and “DVD-R” logos are trademarks.
Recording Features
Editing Features
Auto
Chapter
(page 50)
Manual
Chapter
(page 62)
Change
Title
Name
(page 63)
Erase
Title/
Chapter
(page 59)
A-B
Erase
(page 60)
Divide
Title
(page 61)
Playlist
(page 64)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes*3/No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes/Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes*3/No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes*4/No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes*4/No
No
No
No
Discs that cannot be recorded on
•
•
•
•
•
DVD-RWs (Ver.1.0)
DVD+RWs that are not 2.4×-speed compatible
8 cm discs
DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
Recording format)
• DVD-Rs with CPRM*1
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
Quick Guide to Disc Types
Rewrite
(page 69)
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
a coding technology that protects copyrights for
images.
Unused DVD-RWs are automatically formatted
according to the setting of “Format DVD” in
“Features” setup (page 104).
Erasing titles only frees up disc space if you erase the
last title.
Erasing titles does not free up disc space.
When using DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs, see
the instructions supplied with the disc.
,continued
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12 cm/8 cm discs
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
Operation
DVD+R
VR mode
DVD-R
Video mode
12 cm 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm 12 cm 8 cm
Playback
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
—
Yes
Yes
Recording
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
—
Yes
No
Playable Discs
Disc Type
Disc Logo
Icon Used
In this
Manual
DVD VIDEO
DVD
Discs such as movies that can be purchased or
rented
VIDEO CD
VCD
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD
format (with PBC function)
CD
CD
DATA CD
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD
format that can be purchased
DATA CD
CD-Rs/CD-RWs created on a PC or similar
device in music format, or MP3 or JPEG format
that conforms to ISO9660* Level 1/Level 2
DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs in
MP3 or JPEG format conforming to UDF.
DATA DVD
—
DATA DVD
8 cm DVD+RW/
DVD-RW/DVD-R
—
—
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” logos are trademarks.
* A logical format of files and folders on DATA-CDs,
defined by ISO (International Standard Organization).
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Characteristics
8 cm DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs, and DVD-Rs
recorded with a DVD video camera (Still images
recorded with a DVD video camera cannot be
played.)
Discs that cannot be played
Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
contents the software producers designed, some
playback features may not be available. Also, see
the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
VIDEO CDs.
Note on DualDiscs
A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
mates DVD recorded material on one side with
digital audio material on the other side.
However, since the audio material side does not
conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard,
playback on this product is not guaranteed.
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.
DVD VIDEOs labeled ALL will also play on this
recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, a
message will appear on the TV screen to indicate
that the disc is not playable. Depending on the
DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
prohibited by area restrictions.
RDR-VX410
NO.
X
Region code
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 being
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.
Quick Guide to Disc Types
• CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in
music CD format, MP3 or JPEG format, or
Video CD format
• Data part of CD-Extras
• CD-ROMs
• DVD-ROMs
• DVD Audio discs
• DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs
• DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
Recording format)
• DVD-Rs with CPRM
• DVD-RAMs
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs
• DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
(see page 33)
Notes
• Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
to the recording quality or physical condition of the
disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
been correctly finalized. For more information, see the
operating instructions for the recording device.
• You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format, reformat the
disc (page 69). Note that the disc’s contents will be
erased after reformatting.
• You cannot shorten the time required for recording
even with high-speed discs. Also, you cannot record on
the disc if the disc is not 1x speed compatible.
• It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
printed on their packaging.
• You cannot add new recordings to DVD-RWs (Video
mode) or DVD-Rs that contain recordings made on
other DVD equipment.
• You may not be able to further record on a DVD+RW
recorded on other equipment. Note that recording on
such discs may cause the recorder to rewrite the DVD
menu.
• If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
recorder, the data may be erased.
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DVD Playback
Playing
+RW
VCD
+R
DATA CD DATA DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
CD
-R
DVD
z Hints
• When playing a DVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and
DVD-R, you can select the title from the Title List
menu. See “Playing a Title From the Title List”
(page 39).
• To play DATA CDs or DATA DVDs containing MP3
tracks or JPEG files, see pages 42 and 43.
• If you inserted a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or CD,
playback starts automatically depending on the disc.
Notes
• To play a disc recorded with other equipment on this
recorder, finalize the disc on the recording equipment
first.
• For simultaneous VHS and DVD operation, see page 9.
Z
DVD
Using the DVD’s Menu
+RW
TOP MENU
MENU
H
x
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
the disc tray.
Playback side facing down
3
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
4
Press H (play).
Playback starts.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
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-RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalized
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, you can display the disc’s menu by
pressing TOP MENU or MENU.
Playback Options
Z
Number buttons
SUR
DVD Playback
MENU
O RETURN
/
.
ZOOM
M/m/</,,
ENTER
>
H
x
X
REPEAT
Button
Operation
Disc
Z (open/close)
Stops playing and opens the disc tray.
All discs
Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when
pressed repeatedly.
DVD
(audio)
VCD
DVD : Selects the audio source.
VCD : Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
(subtitle)
Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.
(angle)
Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on
the disc, “
” appears in the front panel display.
ZOOM
Zooms into a scene during playback or still mode when
pressed repeatedly.
Magnification changes as follows:
normal t ×2 t ×4 t normal
.
DVD
DVD
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
DVD
VCD
The zoom function may not work depending on the DVD.
To zoom in a JPEG image, see page 44.
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Button
Operation
Disc
SUR
(surround)
Surround lets you enjoy surround sound effects by using
sound imaging to create virtual rear speakers from a stereo
TV or two front speakers (page 18).
Selects one of the effects when pressed repeatedly.
“Off”: No surround effect
“Surround1”: Creates one set of virtual surround speakers.
“Surround2”: Creates two sets of virtual surround
speakers.
“Surround3”: Creates three sets of virtual surround
speakers.
This feature is effective when you use two separate front
speakers.
All discs
/
(replay/advance)
• Replays or briefly fast forwards a scene when pressed
during playback.
• Goes to the previous or next frame when pressed during
pause mode.
./>
(previous/next)
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
+RW
-R
• Goes to the beginning of the current or next title/chapter/
scene/track and starts playback when pressed during
playback.
• Goes to the beginning of the previous title/chapter/scene/
track when . is pressed within three seconds after
starting a title/chapter/scene/track.
All discs
Fast reverses or fast forwards the disc when pressed during
playback.
Search speed changes with each press:
All discs
fast reverse
FR1 T
FR2*2 T T
*3
FR3 T T T
fast forward
t FF1*1
t t FF2*2
t t t FF3*3
*1
*2
*3
(slow)
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
Plays in slow motion when pressed in pause mode.
Playback speed changes with each press:
FF1 with sound
(Scan Audio) is
available for DVDs
with Dolby Digital
soundtracks.
FR2 and FF2 are not
available for MP3.
FR3 and FF3 are only
available for DVDs
and VIDEO CDs.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
reverse slow motion
T
TT
TTT
X (pause)
36
forward slow motion
t
tt
ttt
Pauses playback.
If you pause playback for more than five minutes, playback
starts automatically.
DVD
VCD
-R
DVD
*
* Playback direction
only
All discs
Operation
Disc
REPEAT
Displays the items to be repeated when pressed.
Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER.
To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off” and press ENTER.
Press O RETURN to turn off the display.
When playing a DVD
“Chapter”: Repeats the current chapter.
“Title”: Repeats the current title on a disc.
“A-B” (Repeat A-B Play): Repeats a specific portion
(page 38).
When playing a VIDEO CD (with PBC function off)
“Track”: Repeats the current track.
“Disc”: Repeats all of the tracks.
“A-B (Repeat A-B Play)”: Repeats a specific portion
(page 38).
Selects the item to be repeated when pressed repeatedly.
To cancel Repeat Play, select “Off.”
When playing a CD
“Track”: Repeats the current track.
“Disc”: Repeats all of the tracks.
When playing a DATA CD/DATA DVD (MP3 audio)
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD *
* With PBC function off
DVD Playback
Button
CD
DATA CD DATA DVD
To resume normal playback, press H.
z Hints
• You can change playback options, such as subtitle,
audio track, angle, etc., using the TOOLS menu
(page 11).
• During playback or pause mode, the recorder’s m/
M buttons and the remote’s ./> buttons work
the same way (page 36). Hold the buttons down during
playback to fast reverse or fast forward. In pause mode,
you can play in slow motion. Three speeds are
available, depending on the duration of the press.
• See “DVD Audio/Subtitle Language” on page 124 for
the meaning of the language abbreviation.
Notes
• You cannot use the repeat play function with VIDEO
CDs while the PBC function is on (page 38).
• When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
the surround speakers, the surround effects will be
difficult to hear.
• When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
(receiver).
• If you pause playback of a CD, or DATA CD/DATA
DVD containing MP3 audio tracks, playback will not
start until you press H or X.
• 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.
• Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio
(page 38).
Notes on playing DTS soundtracks on a CD
When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise
will be heard from the analog stereo jacks. To
avoid possible damage to the audio system, the
consumer should take proper precautions when
the analog 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.
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS soundtrack
DTS audio signals are output only through the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL or
OPTICAL) jack.
When you play a DVD with DTS soundtracks, set
“Digital Out” – “DTS” to “On” in the “Audio”
setup (page 103).
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Playing quickly with sound (Scan
Audio) (DVDs with Dolby Digital soundtracks
only)
You can play quickly with dialogue or sound
during FF1 fast-forward of a DVD with Dolby
Digital soundtracks. Simply press M during
playback.
z Hint
To turn off the Scan Audio function, set “Scan Audio” to
“Off” in the “Audio” setup (page 103).
– you edit the title after stopping playback.
– you make a recording.
Repeating a specific portion
(Repeat A-B Play)
+RW
VCD
Playing VIDEO CDs with PBC
functions
VCD
PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
VIDEO CDs interactively using a menu on your
TV screen.
When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
functions, a menu appears.
Select an item using the number buttons and press
ENTER. Then follow the instructions in the menu
(press H when “Press SELECT” appears).
Operations differ depending on the disc. See the
instructions supplied with the disc.
To cancel PBC Playback
Press MENU to display “Menu: Off.” To use the
PBC functions, press MENU again to display
“Menu:On.”
Resuming playback from the point
where you stopped the disc (Resume
Play)
Press H again after stopping a disc to resume
playback from the same point.
To start from the beginning, press x twice, and
press H.
The point where you stopped playing is cleared
when:
– you open the disc tray.
– you play another title.
– you switch the Title List menu to original or
Playlist (DVD-RW (VR mode) only).
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+R
-R
DVD
1
2
3
During playback, press REPEAT.
4
Continue playing or press m/M to locate
the ending point (point B), and press ENTER.
Repeat A-B Play starts.
Note
Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio.
-RWVR -RWVideo
*
Select “A” using M/m.
Press ENTER at the starting point (point A) of
the portion to be played repeatedly.
“A-” appears.
To return to normal playback, press REPEAT to
select “Off” and press ENTER. Press O
RETURN to turn off the display.
* Only with PBC function off
Playing restricted DVDs (Parental
Control)
DVD
If you play a restricted DVD, a message appears
asking whether you want to override the
restriction.
1
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The display for entering your password
appears.
2
Enter your four digit password using the
number buttons.
The recorder starts playback.
To register or change the password, see “Parental
(DVD VIDEOs only)” on page 106.
Locking the recorder (Child Lock)
You can lock all of the buttons on the recorder so
that the settings are not cancelled by mistake.
Playing a Title From the
Title List
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
The Title List menu displays the program titles on
the disc.
"/1
x
With the recorder turned on, hold down "/1 on
the recorder. The recorder turns off and “CHILD
LOCK” appears in the front panel display. The
indicator remains lit if there is a timer setting. The
recorder will not work except for timer recordings.
DVD Playback
DVD
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
TITLE LIST
MENU
TOP MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
To unlock the recorder, hold down "/1 on the
recorder until “CHILD LOCK” disappears from
the front panel display. The recorder is unlocked
and turns on.
To stop timer recording while the recorder is
locked, press x twice. The recording stops and the
recorder is unlocked.
Note
The recorder will be unlocked when:
– you stop timer recording by pressing x.
– you insert a tape.
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a disc on the disc tray.
Press TITLE LIST.
Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
1
Title List (Original)
1/4
2
10:10
No. Title
Length
4
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
3
T Prog. 1
3
02.May.2005
08:00
A Title type (DVD-RWs (VR mode)
only):
Displays the title type, “Title List
(Original)” or “Playlist.”
B Movie thumbnail image
C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name,
recording date, and recording mode.
“ ” indicates a protected title, while
“ ” indicates unprotected.
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D Clock
4
Select the title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
5
Searching for a Title/
Chapter/Track, etc.
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected title on the
disc.
About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
You can switch the Title List to show original or
Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST repeatedly to select
either “Title List (Original)” or “Playlist.”
For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
mode)” on page 58.
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
VCD
You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
VIDEO CD by track or scene. As titles and tracks
are assigned individual numbers on the disc, select
the title or track by entering its number. You can
also search for a scene using the time code.
Number
buttons
To turn off the Title List
Press TITLE LIST.
Notes
• The Title List does not appear for DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs that have been finalized.
To view a title, press TOP MENU or MENU (page 34).
• The Title List may not appear for discs created on other
DVD recorders.
• Letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with “*.”
M/m/</,,
ENTER
TOOLS
1
Press TOOLS during playback.
The TOOLS menu appears.
2
Select a search method.
“Title” (for DVDs)
“Chapter” (for DVDs)
“Track” (for VIDEO CDs with PBC function
off)
“Time” (for DVDs/VIDEO CDs): Searches
for a starting point by entering the time code.
3
Press M/m/</, to select the number of
the title, chapter, track, etc., you want, or
press the number buttons to enter the time
code.
For example: “Time”
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
seconds, enter “21020.”
If you make a mistake, wait a moment until
the display returns to the elapsed playing time
display, then select another number.
4
Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the selected
point.
To turn off the display, press TOOLS.
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2
Press </, to select the bookmark to be
erased.
Depending on the disc, you may not be able to use the
TOOLS menu to search for a title/chapter/track, or enter
the time code for a playback point.
3
Press CLEAR.
Bookmarking a favourite scene
(Bookmark)
When you eject the disc, the bookmark information is
cleared.
Note
Note
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
DVD Playback
You can have the recorder store specific portions
of a disc in memory and play them immediately
whenever you want (Bookmark). Up to ten
bookmarks per disc can be set.
CLEAR
M/m/</,,
ENTER
MARKER
SEARCH
During playback, press MARKER at a favourite
scene.
The bookmark is set.
To play from bookmarks
1
During playback, press SEARCH.
Search 01 02 03 04 05 -- -- -- -- -- N:5
2
Press </, to select a bookmark, and press
ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected bookmark.
To erase bookmarks
1
During playback, press SEARCH.
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Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
4
Select an album, and press ENTER.
Music
10:10
Repeat:Off
Surround:Off
Stop 00:00:00
DATA CD DATA DVD
MP3_001
You can play MP3 audio tracks on DATA CDs
(CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD+RWs/
DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs).
Prev Directory
0/9
01-Track1.mp3
02-Track2.mp3
03-Track3.mp3
04-Track4.mp3
05-Track5.mp3
DVD
5
Select a track, and press ENTER.
Playback starts from the selected track.
When a track or album is being played, the
title is shown in a box.
To stop playback
TOP MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Press x.
To pause playback
O RETURN
H
Press X.
To restart playback, press H or X.
x
X
Press REPEAT repeatedly during playback.
“Off”: Does not play repeatedly.
“File”: Repeats the current track.
“Folder”: Repeats the current album.
REPEAT
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
To return to the previous display
Place a DATA CD/DATA DVD on the disc
tray.
Press O RETURN.
When you inserted a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the display for selecting a media type
appears.
10:10
Music
Press ENTER :
Photo
Music menu for this CD
If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing only MP3 audio files, the “Music”
display appears. Go to step 4.
3
Select “Music,” and press ENTER.
The “Music” display appears.
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To play repeatedly
To switch between MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
Press x, and press TOP MENU.
About MP3 audio tracks
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-Rs/CD-RWs)
or DATA DVDs (DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG-1
Audio Layer III) format. However, the discs must
be recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1/Level
2 or Joliet format and DATA DVDs of Universal
Disk Format (UDF) for the recorder to recognize
the tracks (or files).
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW drives and the recording
software (not supplied) for details on the recording
format.
z Hints
• Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
playback, it is recommended that you create albums
with no more than two trees.
• When playback of all the MP3 audio tracks within the
album finishes, the recorder stops.
Notes
DATA CD DATA DVD
You can play JPEG image files on DATA CDs
(CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD+RWs/
DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs).
DVD
DVD Playback
• The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs
or DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write format.
• The recorder will play any data with the extension
“.MP3,” even if they are not in MP3 format. Playing
such data may generate a loud noise which could
damage your speaker system.
• Only one session of a multi-session DATA-DVD can
be played back.
• The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
• The recorder can recognize up to 499 MP3 audio tracks
within a single album. The recorder may not recognize
some discs depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• The recorder can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in the
following sampling frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz.
• ID3 tags cannot be displayed.
• Only alphabet and numbers can be used for album or
track names. Anything else is displayed as an asterisk.
Playing JPEG Image Files
TOP MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
TOOLS
O RETURN
./>
H
1
2
x
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Place a DATA CD/DATA DVD on the disc
tray.
When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
files, the display for selecting a media type
appears.
10:10
Music
Press ENTER :
Photo
Music menu for this CD
If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD
containing only JPEG files, the “Photo”
display appears. Go to step 4.
3
Select “Photo,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo” display appears.
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43
4
Select a folder, and press ENTER.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Directory information
Photo
10:10
Slide Show
To switch between MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
image files
Press x, and press TOP MENU.
\\abc\defg
z Hint
You can also start the slide show by pressing H in step
5 above.
Page 1 / 2
To display the previous/next page, press
./>.
5
Select an image file, and press ENTER.
The selected image is displayed over the
entire screen.
To display the previous/next image, press
./>.
The following menu icons appear in the upper
part of the screen.
: Returns to the “Photo” display.
: Starts the slide show (page 44).
: Rotates the image (page 44).
: Zooms the image (page 44).
Press TOOLS to turn on/off the menu icons.
To play the slide show
1
2
Press </, to select “
,” and press
ENTER.
The “Slide Show Speed” menu appears.
“
”: Slow
“
”: Normal
“
”: Fast
Press </, to select the desired play speed,
and press ENTER.
Slide show starts from the selected image. To
stop playing, press x.
To rotate the selected image
Press </, to select “
,” and press ENTER.
Each time you press ENTER, the image turns
clockwise by 90°.
To zoom in an image
Press </, to select “
,” and press ENTER.
Each time you press ENTER, the magnification
changes as follows:
2× t 4× t 2× t normal
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Notes
• You cannot use M/m/</, to move the image within
the screen while zooming.
• Slide show can play in only one direction.
• You cannot rotate or zoom during slide show.
• If you select “
” in the rotated image display,
the images in the “Photo” display will not be
rotated.
About JPEG image files
You can play back DATA CDs (CD-Rs/CD-RWs)
or DATA DVDs (DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs) recorded in JPEG format.
However, the discs must be recorded according to
ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet format and
DATA DVDs of Universal Disk Format (UDF)
for the recorder to recognize the tracks (or files).
See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW drives and the recording
software (not supplied) for details on the recording
format.
z Hint
If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
file names, the files will be played in that order.
Notes
• The recorder can only play the files with the extension
“.JPG” or “.JPEG.”
• Some DATA CDs or DATA DVDs cannot be played
on this recorder depending on file format.
• If you add the extension “.JPG” or “.JPEG” to data not
in JPEG format, a message appears indicating that the
format is not supported.
• Only one session of a multi-session DATA-DVD can
be played back.
• Depending on the disc or the size of image files,
playback may take some time to start.
• The recorder can recognize up to 999 JPEG image files
within a single folder. The recorder may not recognize
some discs depending on the recording device used for
recording or the disc condition.
• Progressive and lossless compression JPEG image files
are not supported.
• The image size that the recorder can display is limited
to width 32 - 7680 pixels by height 32 - 8192 pixels.
Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information
+RW
+R
DATA CD DATA DVD
-RWVR -RWVideo
VCD
CD
-R
DVD
You can check disc information, such as playing
time, recording mode, and remaining disc space.
DVD Playback
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Press DISPLAY.
The information display appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Disc and tape information/date and time
m
Disc information only
m
No display
Play
Stop
1:23:45
0:30:00
HQ
SP
Rem 16:15
Rem 01:30
Original
Prog.1
Mon 02 May. 2005
10:10
◆ DVD
A Playing status
B Playing time
C Recording mode
D Remaining disc space (in stop mode)
Remaining time of the current title (during
playback)
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E Programme position or input source*
F Date and time
* Title type (original or Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR
mode).
Viewing information on the front
panel display
You can view the information on the front panel
display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the disc type or
playing status.
Example: When playing a DVD
Playing time of the current title
Current title number and current chapter
number
Clock
Example: When a DVD is stopped
Clock
m
Current title and chapter number
m
Remaining disc space
m
Programme position or input source
Example: When playing a CD
Playing time of the current track
m
Current track number
m
Clock
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Recording mode
DVD Recording
HQ (High quality)
Before Recording
HSP
R
SP (Standard mode)
Before you start recording…
• This recorder can record on various discs types.
Select the disc type according to your needs
(page 30).
• Check that the disc has enough available space
for the recording (page 45). For DVD+RWs or
DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by
erasing titles (page 59).
Recording time
(minute)
60
90
120
LSP
r
150
LP
r
180
EP
r
240
SLP
r
SEP (Long duration)
360
480
Notes
• Timer recordings cannot be made if the recorder is
turned on (page 50). The recorder automatically turns
off after a recording has finished.
• This recorder records at ×1 speed.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programmes to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same
time.
Recording mode
Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has eight different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select the High Quality
mode (HQ). If recording time is your priority,
Super Extended Play mode (SEP) can be a
possible choice. Note that the recording time in the
following table is an approximate guide.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
recording modes.
I want to record with the
best possible picture
quality, so I’ll select HQ.
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
DVD Recording
Note
z Hint
To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 91).
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. Press the
(audio) button to
switch between main and sub when playing the
disc.
A DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R,
or DVD-R can record only one sound track (main
or sub) at a time. Select the sound track using the
“Setup” display before recording starts. Set “DVD
Bilingual Rec.” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in
the “Features” setup (page 105).
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based
programme is received, “STEREO” appears in the
front panel display.
NICAM system
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “STEREO” and
“NICAM” appear in the front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
“Manual Set” – “Tuner Audio” to “NICAM”
(default) in the “Tuner Preset” setup (page 98). If
the sound is not clear when listening to NICAM
broadcasts, select “Standard.”
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47
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.
Unrecordable pictures
DVD Recording Without the
Timer
+RW
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
on this recorder. Recording stops when a copy
guard signal is detected.
Copy control
signals
Copy-Free
+R
+RW
-R
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
Z
DVD
Recordable discs
+R
Copy-Once
-RWVR -RWVideo
VIDEO
PROG +/–
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECT
t TV/VIDEO
-RWVR
Ver.1.1 with CPRM*
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*
Copy-Never
None
H
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
compatible equipment (page 31).
x
X
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
Recording side facing down
3
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVD-RWs are formatted in VR mode
automatically. To format in Video mode, see
page 104.
4
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Press PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT
repeatedly to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
5
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
HQ
HSP
SEP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 47.
6
Press z REC.
Recording starts.
Recording continues until you stop the
recording or the disc is full.
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To pause recording
Press X.
To restart recording, press X again.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
1
2
3
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
Recording using the Quick Timer
(One-touch Timer Recording)
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
1
2
Press DVD to oparate the DVD recorder.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Each press increases the time by 30 minutes,
up to eight hours (12 hours for DVD+R DL
(Double Layer) discs).
0:30
1:00
7:30
8:00
(Normal
recording)
“c” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining
recording time appears in the front panel
display.
When the counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder
stops recording and turns off.
To cancel the Quick Timer
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
Press t TV/VIDEO to set the TV to the TV
input.
in the front panel display. The recorder returns to
normal recording mode.
Select another programme position on the TV.
To stop recording.
Press x twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To watch a VHS tape while recording
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR, insert a tape,
then press H.
z Hints
• To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 91).
• To select a programme position, you can use the
number buttons. Enter the programme position
number, and press ENTER.
• You can select a video source from the LINE jacks
using the INPUT SELECT button.
• You can turn off the TV during recording. If you are
using a satellite or digital tuner, make sure to leave it
on.
Notes
• Recording may not start immediately after z REC is
pressed.
• You cannot change the recording mode during
recording or recording pause.
DVD Recording
To stop recording
• If there is a power failure, the programme you are
recording may be erased.
• You cannot change the programme position or input
source during recording.
Checking the disc status while
recording
You can check the recording information such as
recording time or disc type.
Press DISPLAY during recording.
The information display appears.
Press the button repeatedly to change the display
(page 45).
Record
0:00:03
HQ
Rem 02:28
Prog. 1
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A Disc type
B Recording status
C Recording time
D Recording mode
E Remaining disc space
F Programme position or input source
z Hint
You can view the information also in the front panel
display. Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the
display. Note that TIME/TEXT does not work during
One-touch Timer Recording.
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder will automatically divide a recording
(a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at
5 or 15-minute intervals during recording. Select
the interval, “5 min” (default) or “15 min” in
“DVD Auto Chapter” of “Features” setup
(page 104).
If you do not want to divide titles, select “Off.”
z Hint
You can create chapters manually when playing
DVD+RWs or DVD-RWs (VR mode) (page 62).
DVD Timer Recording
(Standard/G-Code)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programmes
together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up
to one month in advance.
Note that the maximum continuous recording time
for a single title is 12 hours. Contents beyond this
time will not be recorded.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and G-Code method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• G-Code: Enter the G-Code number designated
for each TV programme (page 52).
Note
The recorder must be in standby mode for the timer
recording to be made.
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
Z
DVD
SYSTEM
MENU
)/1
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x
1
50
Press DVD to oparate the DVD recorder.
2
F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode
(page 47).
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
(page 52), select “AUTO.”
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
6
3
Press Z to close the disc tray.
4
Press TIMER.
Timer – Standard
10:10
No
Media
No.1
Date
Start
Stop
01
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
09:45
Stop
Prog.
Prog.2
--:-: 15
---Prog. 1
--SP
DVD
Mode
30/04
Date
03
---
--/-Today
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---G-CODE
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
10
--:-10
:
10
Edit
SP
02MediaDVD
DVD
09:15
Start
Prog.
SP
Mode
7
8
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a recordable disc is
inserted and that there is enough disc space for
the recording.
DVD Recording
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVD-RWs are formatted in VR mode
automatically. To format in Video mode, see
page 104.
Press ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 55) appears.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 55).
Recording side facing down
To stop recording
• If the Timer programming (G-CODE) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“Standard.”
5
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
A “Media”: Select “DVD.”
B “Date”: Sets the date using M.
To record the same programme every day
or the same day every week, press m.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Sun~Sat (Sunday to Saturday)
y Mon~Sat (Monday to Saturday) y
Mon~Fri (Monday to Friday) y Sun
(every Sunday) y Mon (every Monday)
y … y Sat (every Saturday) y
1 month later y … y Today
Press x twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished.
If the programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority. If
the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the programme that starts later will be cut.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
9:00
10:00
Programme 1
Programme 2
will be cut off
C “Start”: Sets the start time.
7:00
D “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
Programme 1
E “Prog.”: Selects the programme
position or input source.
Programme 2
8:00
will be cut off
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51
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 55.
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
If the remainning disc space is not enough for the
current recording, the recorder automatically
adjusts the recording mode. Select “AUTO” for
“Mode” when setting the timer.
z Hints
• You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List menu (page 39).
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer-Standard.”
Recording TV programmes using the
G-Code system
The G-Code system is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just enter the G-Code number
listed in the TV programme guide. The date, time,
and programme position of that programme are set
automatically.
Check that the channels are correctly set in the
“Tuner Preset” setup (page 98).
)/1
DVD
Number
buttons
CLEAR
TIMER
SYSTEM MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Notes
• 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 54).
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
x
1
2
3
Press DVD to oparate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Press TIMER.
Timer – G-CODE
10:10
Title List
Timer
Set G-Code number.[0~9]
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Standard
Setup
• If the Timer programming (Standard) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“G-CODE.”
4
Press the number buttons to enter the GCode number.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
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5
Press ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme
position, recording mode, etc. appear.
Timer – Standard
10:10
No
Media
No.1
Date
Start
Stop
01
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
09:45
Stop
Prog.
Prog.2
--:-: 00
---Prog. 1
--SP
DVD
Mode
30/04
Date
03
---
--/-15/04
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---G-CODE
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
09
--:-00
:
10
Edit
SP
02MediaDVD
DVD
09:15
Start
Prog.
SP
Mode
6
Select “DVD” for “Media” and press
ENTER.
The Timer List menu (page 55) appears.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 55).
7
8
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a recordable disc is
inserted and that there is enough disc space for
the recording.
Notes
• 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 54).
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
DVD Recording
• If you want to change the setting, press </
, to select the item and press M/m to
change the setting.
z Hints
• You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
programme title in the Title List menu.
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer - G-CODE.”
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
If the timer settings overlap
See page 51.
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 55.
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Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
4
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
-R
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 on
the rear of the recorder (page 27).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
HQ
HSP
SEP
SLP
SP
EP
LSP
LP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 47.
5
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
6
7
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears.
8
DVD
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
ENTER.
9 Select “to DVD,” and press ENTER.
10 Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
11 Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time you want to record, and turn it
off.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
12 Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
Synchro-Rec.
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press x twice.
Insert a recordable disc.
To cancel Synchro Rec function
Select the line input audio.
Set “Line Audio Input” to “Stereo” or
“Bilingual” in the “Audio” setup (page 104).
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Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you press SYNCHRO REC during SynchroRec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
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. The recorder starts
recording the second programme about ten
seconds after the first programme has finished. If
the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the programme that starts later will be cut.
7:00
8:00
9:00
Changing or Cancelling DVD
Timer Settings (Timer List)
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
You can change or cancel timer settings using the
Timer List menu.
10:00
Programme 1
will be cut off
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
Notes
• 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.
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
DVD Recording
Programme 2
O RETURN
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Select “Timer List,” and press ENTER.
Timer List
10:10
No
Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
DVD
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode
02
DVD
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Edit
SP
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
If there are more than six timer settings, press
m to display the next page.
,continued
55
4
Select the timer setting you want to change
or cancel, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Timer List
5
10:10
No
Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
DVD
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode
Edit
SP
02
DVD
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
Del
SP
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Edit
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Edit”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. Press ENTER.
Timer – Standard
10:10
No
Media
No.1
Date
Start
Stop
01
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
09:45
Stop
Prog.
Prog.2
--:-: 00
---Prog. 1
--SP
DVD
Mode
30/04
Date
03
---
--/-15/04
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---G-CODE
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
09
--:-00
:
10
Edit
SP
02MediaDVD
DVD
09:15
Start
Prog.
SP
Mode
“Del”: Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER when asked
for confirmation.
Timer List
10:10
No
Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
DVD
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
02
DVD
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
03
---
--/--
04
---
--/--
05
---
--/--
06
---
--/--
Mode
Do you want to erase ‘No.1’?
Edit
SP
SP
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
----
---
-------
-----
--:--
--:--
----
---
Cancel
OK
6
Prog.
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the Timer
List.
If any settings remain, turn off the recorder to
return it to recording standby.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Notes
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
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prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see
page 51.
• You cannot change the timer settings for a recording
currently underway.
• The Timer List displays both the DVD recorder and
VCR timer settings.
Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
The display changes on the TV screen as
follows:
HQ
HSP
SP
LSP
-R
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting
Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 26.
Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the
equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).
To record from a digital video camera connected
to the DV IN jack, see page 93.
INPUT
SELECT
SLP
EP
LP
For details about the recording mode, see
page 47.
5
Select the line input audio.
Set “Line Audio Input” to “Stereo” or
“Bilingual” in the “Audio” setup (page 104).
6
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
7
Press z REC on this recorder and the
pause or play button on the connected
equipment at the same time.
DVD Recording
DVD
SEP
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x on this recorder.
Notes
• A video game image may not be recorded clearly.
• The recorder does not record programmes with CopyNever signals. Such recordings stop after a few
seconds.
• During recording or recording pause, you cannot
change the recording mode.
• You cannot change the programme position or input
source during recording.
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a recordable disc.
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme position
LINE1
LINE2
DV
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DVD Editing
Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
type in the front panel display, and select the
option available for your disc (page 30).
Note
You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
or a timer recording starts while editing.
Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
(Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
+RW
-RWVideo
+R
-R
You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
undo any edits you make. The edit functions
available for Video mode titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 63).
– Erasing a title (page 59).
– Setting protection against erasure (DVD+RWs
only) (page 59).
– Dividing a title (DVD+RWs only) (page 61).
create and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
functions available for original titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 63).
– Erasing a title (page 59).
– Erasing a chapter (page 60).
– Setting protection against erasure (page 59).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 60).
– Dividing a title (page 61).
To create and edit Playlist titles
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. Since the original titles
are left unaltered, Playlist titles can be re-edited.
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
Example: You have recorded the final few
matches of a soccer 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.
Notes
• Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit or record on
the disc (except for DVD+RWs).
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
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You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First 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.
To edit original titles
Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
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In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
order within the Playlist title. See “Editing a
Playlist” on page 65.
The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
titles are:
– Renaming a title (page 63).
– Erasing a title (page 59).
– Erasing a chapter (page 60).
– Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 60).
– Editing a Playlist scene (page 65).
– Dividing a title (page 61).
– Combining titles (page 66).
z Hint
You can switch the Title List to show original or Playlist.
While the Title List menu is turned on, press ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST repeatedly.
Notes
• You cannot protect Playlist titles.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.
Editing a Title
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
that editing is irreversible. To edit a DVD-RW
(VR mode) without changing the original
recordings, create a Playlist title (page 64).
DVD
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
DVD Editing
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
O RETURN
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H
x
X
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TITLE LIST.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode), press
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
Title List (Original)
1/4
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No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
01:29:03 >
02 Prog. 2
00:31:23 >
03 Prog. 4
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 3
00:58:56 >
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Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
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4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
You can select from the following:
“Title Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
“OK” when asked for confirmation.
“Chapter Erase”*1: Allows you to select a
chapter in the title and erase it (see below).
“Protect”*2: Protects the title. Select “On”
when the Protection display appears. “ ”
appears for the protected title. To cancel the
protection, select “Off.” “ ” changes to
“ .”
“Title Name”: Allows you to rename the title
(page 63).
“A-B Erase”*1: Erases a section of the title
(page 60).
“Divide Title”*2: Divides a title into two
(page 61).
*1DVD-RWs (VR mode) only
*2DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (VR
mode) only
z Hints
• You can also rename a disc (page 69).
• For a DVD+R or DVD-R, erasing titles does not free up
disc space. For a DVD+RW or DVD-RW (Video
mode), you can free up space only by erasing the last
title.
Chapter Erase (Original)
Title No.01
Check
Erase
01
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
Add
4
Select the chapter you want to erase, and
press ENTER.
“Check” is selected. To preview the chapter,
press ENTER. When playback finishes or
when you press O RETURN, the display
returns to “Chapter Erase (Original).”
5
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
6
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected chapter is erased from the title.
To erase other chapters, repeat from step 4.
z Hint
You can also erase chapters from a Playlist title
(page 65).
Notes
• When editing a DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
DVD-R, finish all editing before finalizing the disc.
You cannot edit a finalized disc.
• You cannot erase protected titles or erase chapters from
a protected title.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
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Chapter 1 / 3
Note
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that Playlist
is also erased.
Erasing a section of a title
(A-B Erase)
-RWVR
Erasing a chapter (Chapter Erase)
-RWVR
You can select a chapter within a title and erase it.
Note that erasing chapters from original titles
cannot be undone.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “Chapter Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display for erasing chapters appears.
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You can select a section (scene) within a title and
erase it. Note that erasing scenes from original
titles cannot be undone.
1
Press TITLE LIST.
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
2
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
3
Select “A-B Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting point A and B appears.
• If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that
Playlist is also erased.
“Start” is selected.
A-B Erase
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Dividing a title into two (Divide Title)
Title No.01
Start
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Start 00:00:00
Erase
00:00:07
T
Title No.1
End 00:00:00
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4
You can divide a title into two. Note that dividing
original titles cannot be undone.
Finish
Press ENTER at the start point of the
section to be erased (point A).
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
A-B Erase
10:10
1
When editing a DVD-RW(VR mode), press
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
2
3
Select “Divide Title,” and press ENTER.
The display for setting the dividing point
appears.
“Point” is selected.
End
Erase
00:00:10
Title No.1
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Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
Start
T
Press TITLE LIST.
End 00:00:00
Divide Title (Original)
Finish
DVD Editing
Title No.01
Start 00:00:10
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End
10:10
Title No.01
Point
5
Press ENTER at the end point of the section
(point B).
Start 00:00:00
00:00:07
“Erase” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat from step 4 or 5.
6
Press ENTER.
T
Title No. 1
End 00:00:00
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4
The display asks for confirmation.
7
Divide
Press ENTER at the point where you want to
divide the title.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“Divide” is selected.
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The scene is erased.
To continue, repeat from step 4. To finish,
select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
Divide Title (Original)
10:10
Title No.01
z Hints
• A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was erased.
The chapter mark divides the title into separate chapters
on either side of the mark.
• You can also erase a section of a Playlist title (page 65).
Point
Start 00:00:00
Divide
00:00:10
T
Title No. 1
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End 00:00:10
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.
• The start and end points of a title may be different from
what you have set.
• The total playing time of the title does not change even
if a scene was erased.
5
Press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
To reset the dividing point, select “No” and
press ENTER, then repeat from step 4.
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6
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The display asks whether to use the same title
name as before.
To use the same name, select “Yes” and press
ENTER to finish.
7
Press CHAPTER MARK 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 scenes before and
after the mark become separate chapters.
Select “No,” and press ENTER.
The display asks whether to rename the title.
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VR
Marking...
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
9
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Changing the Name
of a Title” (page 63) to complete
renaming.
The divided title appears in the Title List with
the new name.
z Hint
You can also divide a Playlist title (page 65).
Creating chapters manually
+RW
-RWVR
You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
point you like during playback.
CHAPTER
MARK ERASE
CHAPTER
MARK
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To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing the
chapter mark during playback.
During playback, press CHAPTER MARK
ERASE.
The current chapter combines with the previous
chapter.
Notes
• If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter
marks can be added, you may not be able to record or
edit.
• You cannot add or erase chapter marks on protected
titles or discs.
The selected character appears in the input
row.
You can only enter characters and symbols
that are displayed.
Changing the Name of a
Title
+RW
+R
-RWVR -RWVideo
-R
You can enter a title name of up to 32 characters.
Since the displayed number of characters is
limited, their appearance in menus such as Title
List may be different. When the display for
entering characters appears, follow the steps
below.
DVD
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
6
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
2
To return to the Title List without renaming
the title, press O RETURN.
7
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TITLE LIST.
Repeat step 5 to enter the remaining
characters.
DVD Editing
• To change the cursor position, select the
input row using M, and press </,.
• To erase a character, select either of the
following setting buttons and press ENTER.
“Backspace”: Erases the character to the left
of the cursor.
“Delete”: Erases the character at the cursor
position.
“Clear”: Erases all the characters in the input
row.
• To insert a space, move the cursor to the
desired position, select “Space,” and press
ENTER.
• To insert a character, move the cursor to the
desired position, select the character and
press ENTER.
Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
z Hint
You can also rename a disc (page 69). Follow steps 5 to
7 above when the “Disc Name” display appears.
When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode), press
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Title List (Original),” if necessary.
3
Select a title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Title Name,” and press ENTER.
The “Title Name” display appears.
Cursor
Input row
Title Name
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Backspace
Setting buttons
5
^
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Space
Delete
Clear
Finish
Character palette
Select the character you want to enter
using M/m/</, and press ENTER.
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Edit
Creating a Playlist
-RWVR
10:10
Title List
Create Playlist
Timer
Edit Playlist
Edit
Playlist titles allow you to edit without changing
the original recordings (see “Edit options for
DVD-RWs (VR mode)” on page 58). You can
create a Playlist title by combining up to 99
sections (scenes) from original titles.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
4
Note
Select “Create Playlist,” and press ENTER.
The display for creating a Playlist appears.
“Start” is selected.
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that Playlist
is also erased.
Create Playlist
10:10
Scene No.01
DVD
Start
End
Start 00:00:00
Make
00:00:07
T
ORIGINAL/
PLAYLIST
SYSTEM
MENU
Playlist No. 1
End 00:00:00
--.---.---- --:--
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
5
Finish
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
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H
Create Playlist
x
10:10
Scene No.01
X
Start
Start 00:00:10
00:00:10
T
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
6
Edit
Press ENTER :
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
7
Disc Setting
3
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Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Finish
Press ENTER at the end point.
Press ENTER.
The selected section is captured as a scene. To
continue, repeat from step 5.
Dubbing
Setup
End 00:00:00
“Make” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 5 or 6.
10:10
Title List
Timer
Playlist No. 1
--.---.---- --:--
End
Make
8
When you finish capturing scenes, select
“Finish” and press ENTER.
Playing a Playlist title
1
2
Press TITLE LIST.
3
Select a Playlist title, and press ENTER.
Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch to the
“Playlist” Title List.
Editing a Playlist
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You can edit Playlist titles or scenes within them,
without changing the actual recordings.
The sub-menu appears.
4
Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
DVD
z Hint
When a Playlist title is created, the start and end points
will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
a chapter.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
./>
H
DVD Editing
Notes
• The picture may pause when an edited scene is played.
• The start and end points in a title may be different from
what you have set.
x
X
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
10:10
Title List
Press ENTER :
Timer
Edit
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
3
Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
Edit
10:10
Title List
Create Playlist
Timer
Edit Playlist
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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4
Select “Edit Playlist,” and press ENTER.
“Modify”: Allows you to change the start and
end point of a scene (page 67).
“Move”: Allows you to change scene order
(page 67).
“Add”: Allows you to add other scenes before
a selected scene (page 68).
The “Playlist” Title List appears.
Playlist
10:10
1/2
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
02 Prog. 2
00:00:51 >
To return to the previous display
T Prog. 1
Press O RETURN.
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To turn off the display
5
Select a Playlist title, and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
6
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Select from the following options. For details,
see the pages in parentheses.
“Title Erase”: Erases the title. Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation.
“Chapter Erase”: Allows you to select
chapters in the Playlist title to erase (page 60).
“Title Name”: Allows you to rename the title
(page 63).
“A-B Erase”: Allows you to select sections in
the title to erase (page 60).
“Edit Scene”: Allows you to re-edit scenes in
the Playlist title. Go to step 7.
“Divide Title”: Divides the title in two at a
desired point (page 61).
“Combine Titles”: Allows you to combine
two titles into one (page 66).
7
Press SYSTEM MENU.
z Hint
The Resume Play function will work for scene playback.
Combining two titles into one
(Combine Titles)
-RWVR
You can select a Playlist title and combine it with
another Playlist title.
1
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 65) to select a Playlist title.
The sub-menu appears.
2
Select “Combine Titles,” and press
ENTER.
The next title below is also selected.
Playlist
1/4
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
Select “Edit Scene,” and press ENTER.
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
The display for editing scenes appears.
02 Prog. 3
00:00:51 >
03 Prog. 2
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 4
00:58:56 >
Edit Scene
10:10
Scene No.1 / 3
Playlist No.01
T Prog. 1
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Check
03:25
Erase
01
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
Move
Add
3
Select a Playlist title to be combined.
Playlist
1/4
“Check”: Allows you to preview a scene.
Starts playback of the selected scene when
you press ENTER. The display returns to the
“Edit Scene” display when the playback
finishes or when you press O RETURN.
“Erase”: Erases a scene (page 67).
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T Prog. 2
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11:30
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
02 Prog. 3
00:00:51 >
03 Prog. 2
01:59:00 >
04 Prog. 4
00:58:56 >
4
Press ENTER.
“Start” is selected.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Modify
10:10
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Scene No.01
The display asks whether to use the same title
name as before.
To use the same name, select “Yes” and press
ENTER to finish.
6
Start
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
T
Playlist No. 1
End 00:00:00
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4
The “Title Name” display appears.
8
Change
00:00:07
Select “No,” and press ENTER.
The display appears to confirm to rename the
title.
7
End
Start 00:00:00
Cancel
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
Follow steps 5 to 7 of “Changing the Name
of a Title” (page 63) to complete
renaming.
Modify
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DVD Editing
The two Playlist titles become one Playlist
title with the new name.
Scene No.01
Start
Erasing a scene (Erase)
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You can erase a selected scene.
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 65).
2
Select a scene in the “Edit Scene” display
and press ENTER.
3
Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
4
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The selected scene is erased.
To erase other scenes, repeat from step 2.
Modifying a scene (Modify)
Change
00:00:10
T
1
End
Start 00:00:10
Playlist No. 1
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5
End 00:00:00
Cancel
Press ENTER at the end point.
“Change” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 4 or 5.
6
Press ENTER.
The display returns to the “Edit Scene”
display.
The re-selected section is captured as a scene.
To modify other scenes, repeat from step 2.
To cancel modifying
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
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You can change the start and end point of the
selected scene.
Note
The start and end point of a scene may be different from
what you have set.
1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 65).
2
Select a scene in the “Edit Scene” display
and press ENTER.
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3
Select “Modify,” and press ENTER.
You can change the scene order within the Playlist
title.
Moving a scene (Move)
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1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 65).
2
Select a scene in the “Edit Scene” display
and press ENTER.
3
“Start” is selected.
Add
10:10
Scene No.01
Start
Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
Edit Scene
10:10
Scene No. 2 / 3
Erase
00:00:34
02
00:00:10
03
00:04:20
Modify
End
End 00:00:00
Cancel
Add
00:00:07
T
Playlist No.01
Playlist No. 1
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Check
01
Start 00:00:00
4
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
Move
Add
Add
4
10:10
Select a new location using </,, and
press ENTER.
Scene No.01
Start
The selected scene moves to the new location.
To move other scenes, repeat from step 2.
End
Start 00:00:10
Add
00:00:10
Edit Scene
10:10
Scene No. 3 / 3
T
Playlist No. 1
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Playlist No.01
End 00:00:00
Cancel
Check
Erase
01
00:00:34
02
00:04:20
03
00:00:10
5
Modify
“Add” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat step 4 or 5.
Move
Add
6
Adding a scene (Add)
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Press ENTER at the end point.
Press ENTER.
The display returns to the “Edit Scene”
display.
The selected section is added before the
selected scene.
To add other scenes, repeat from step 2.
You can add a scene before the selected scene.
1
Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Editing a Playlist”
(page 65).
2
Select a scene in the “Edit Scene” display,
and press ENTER.
3
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Select “Add,” and press ENTER.
To cancel adding
Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
Note
The start and end point of a scene may be different from
what you have set.
Formatting/Renaming/
Protecting a Disc
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
The “Disc Setting” display allows you to check the
disc information or change the disc name.
Depending on the disc type, you can also format or
set protection.
DVD
M/m/</,,
ENTER
D “Disc Finalize”: Finalizes a disc. See
page 91 for details.
E “Disc Information”: Displays the
following information.
• Disc name
• Disc type (and recording format for a
DVD-RW)
• Total number of titles
• Protect setting
• The oldest and most recent recording
date
• The total available recording time in
each recording mode.
O RETURN
Disc Information
1
2
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
3
Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The “Disc Setting” display appears.
Disc Setting
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Title List
Disc Name
Timer
Disc Protect
: Not Protected
Disc Format
: VR Mode
Disc Finalize
: Unfinalized
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
:
Disc Information
Erase All Titles
DVD Editing
SYSTEM
MENU
C “Disc Format” (DVD+RWs/DVDRWs only): Erases all contents of the
disc, including protected titles, and
makes a blank disc.
For DVD-RWs, select a recording
format (“VR Mode” or “Video Mode”)
according to your needs.
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Disc Name
Disc 1
Media
DVD-RW
Title No.
Original 6 / Playlist 1
Protected
Not Protected
Date
5.04.2005 ~ 30.04.2005
Remainder
HQ : 0H 57M
LSP : 2H 23M
SLP : 5H 46M
Format
HSP : 1H 26M
LP : 2H 52M
SEP : 7H 40M
VR Mode
SP : 1H 55M
EP : 3H 50M
4.4/4.7GB
F “Erase All Titles” (DVD+RWs/DVDRWs only): Erases all titles on the disc
(except protected titles). Select “OK”
when asked for confirmation.
For DVD-RWs (VR mode), Playlists
created with protected titles are also
erased.
Setup
To return to the previous display
4
Select an option, and press ENTER.
A “Disc Name”: Allows you to rename a
disc. For details on how to enter
characters, see page 63.
B “Disc Protect” (DVD-RWs (VR mode)
only): Protects all titles on the disc
when “Protected” is selected. To cancel
the protection, select “Not Protected.”
Press O RETURN.
z Hints
• You can set protection for individual titles (page 59).
• By reformatting, you can change the recording format
on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video
mode) that have been finalized.
Note
You can label a disc using up to 32 characters; however,
the name may not display on other DVD equipment.
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To turn off the power while rewinding (Rewind
Shut Off)
VCR Playback
Press "/1 while the tape is rewinding. The power
will turn off but the tape will keep rewinding until
it reaches the end.
Playing
To use the time counter
Z
"/1
VIDEO
TRACKING +/–
Press CLEAR at the point where you want to find
later. The counter in the front panel display resets
to “0:00:00.”
To search for the 0:00:00 point automatically, see
page 73.
To display the counter on the TV screen, press
DISPLAY.
CLEAR
Notes
DISPLAY
H
1
2
x
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape.
Playback starts automatically if you insert a
tape with its safety tab removed.
3
Press H (play).
The front panel display shows the playing
time.
When the tape reaches the end, it will rewind
automatically.
To stop playback
Press x (stop).
To eject the tape
Press Z (eject).
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• During playback, the VCR automatically detects the
recording system and the recording mode, SP
(Standard Play) or LP (Long Play), from the tape. EP
(Extended Play) mode recordings made on other
equipment will play, but picture quality is not
guaranteed.
• The counter resets to “0:00:00” whenever a tape is
reinserted.
• The counter stops counting when it comes to a portion
with no recording.
• When playback does not start even if you insert a tape
with its safety tab removed, set “VCR Function” –
“Auto Play” to “On” in the “Features” setup
(page 105).
• If you switch to the VCR while playing a disc, DVD
playback stops.
• If you play back a tape in LP or EP mode with the
NTSC system, the sound becomes monaural.
• For simultaneous VHS and DVD operation, see page 9.
Adjusting the picture (tracking)
You can manually adjust tracking if the recording
quality is too poor to be remedied by the VCR’s
automatic tracking (a tracking meter appears
during the automatic tracking).
Press TRACKING +/–.
The tracking meter appears.
Press TRACKING +/– repeatedly until the
distortion disappears.
Tracking
To resume automatic tracking
Press TRACKING + and TRACKING – on the
recorder at the same time for more than ten
seconds. Or, eject the tape and reinsert it.
VCR Playback
Tracking meter
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Playback Options
/
.
>
H
X
Button
(fast reverse/fast
forward)
Operation
• Fast reverses or fast forwards when pressed during stop mode.
When you hold down during fast reverse or fast forward, you can view the picture.
• Plays at high speed when briefly pressed during playback.
When you hold down the button during playback, the high-speed play continues until
you release the button.
Plays in slow motion when pressed in pause mode.
(slow)
(advance)
• Advances one frame for each press in pause mode.
• Fast forwards the current scene for 30 seconds when pressed during playback.*1
(replay)
Replays the previous scene when pressed during playback.*2
./>
(previous/next)
Press during playback. Playback speed changes with each press:
–×7 y –×5 y –×3 y STILL y SLOW y PLAY y ×2 y ×3 y ×5 y ×7
X (pause)
Pauses playback.
If you pause playback for more than five minutes, playback starts automatically.
*1
Can be pressed up to four times to forward about
two minutes.
*2
For 10 seconds in SP or LP mode/for 15 seconds in
EP mode.
To resume normal playback, press H.
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Notes
• The sound is muted during playback at various speeds.
• The picture may show noise during high-speed reverse
play.
Searching Using Various
Functions
The VCR automatically marks the tape with an
index signal at the point where each recording
begins.
You can easily find a specific point using various
search functions.
Go to Zero
0:00:00
“End Search”: Searches for the beginning of a
blank space. If no blank space is found, the
tape will reach the end.
Note
End search
During DVD recording, you cannot use VCR search
functions.
VIDEO
“Forward Intro Scan”/“Reverse Intro Scan”:
Searches for an index mark and plays back for
about five seconds at that point.
Press H (play) to view that programme. If
you do not press H, the VCR automatically
searches for the next index mark, or until it
reaches the end of the tape.
M/m/</,,
ENTER
VCR Playback
CLEAR
0:00:13
Scan and play
–0:00:01
TOOLS
H
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Press TOOLS.
Select a search method from the TOOLS
menu, and press ENTER.
Notes
• The VCR may not recognize the end of a blank space
depending on its length.
• No index signal is marked if you pause a recording and
then keep recording the same programme. To mark an
index, press x or change the programme position once
during recording pause.
Go To Zero
End Search
Forward Intro Scan
Reverse Intro Scan
Move
ENTER Enter
“Go To Zero”: Searches for the 0:00:00 point
on the tape counter.
To reset the counter to 0:00:00, press CLEAR.
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Displaying the Playing Time
and Play Information
You can check playback information, such as
elapsed or remaining time, recording mode, etc.,
on the TV screen.
Viewing information on the front
panel display
You can view the information on the front panel
display.
Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
The displays differ depending on the status.
Example: When playing a tape
Elapsed time
Remaining tape length
DISPLAY
TIME/TEXT
Clock
Press DISPLAY during playback.
The information display appears.
Each time you press the button, the display
changes as follows:
Tape and disc information/Date and time
m
m
Elapsed time
m
Remaining tape length
Programme position or input source
m
No display
Stop
Play
1:23:45
0:30:00
HQ
SP
Rem 16:15
Rem 01:30
Original
Prog. 1
Mon 02 May. 2005
10:10
A Playing status
B Time counter (elapsed time)
C Recording mode
D Remaining tape length
E Programme position or input source
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Clock
m
Tape information only
F Date and time
Example: When a tape is in stop mode
How sound is recorded on a video tape
Selecting the Sound During
Playback
The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks.
Hi-fi audio is recorded onto the main track along
with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded onto
the normal audio track along the edge of the tape.
Normal audio track
Monaural sound
Hi-fi audio track
(main track)
Stereo sound
(left/right channels)
Notes
Press
(audio) repeatedly during
playback.
On-screen
display
Front panel
display
Stereo
Hi-Fi
STEREO
Left channel
Left
STEREO
Right channel
Right
STEREO
Left and right
channels
mixed
Mix
STEREO
Monaural
sound on the
normal audio
track
Mono
STEREO*
VCR Playback
To listen to
• To play a tape in stereo, you must use the A/V
connections.
• When you play a tape recorded in monaural, the sound
is heard in monaural regardless of the
(audio)
setting.
* No indicator appears on the front panel display when
you play a tape without Hi-fi recording.
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Notes
• Tapes recorded in LP (×2) mode by this VCR cannot be
played back on VHS video decks with SP mode only.
• Noise may appear in the image when tapes recorded in
LP mode by this VCR are played back on other VHS
video decks with LP mode.
VCR Recording
Before Recording
Before you start recording…
• This VCR records in VHS format.
• Check that the tape is longer than the recording
time (page 74).
Notes
• Timer recordings cannot be made if the recorder is
turned on (page 79). The recorder automatically turns
off after a recording has finished.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programs to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same time.
• This recorder has the copy guard function. Programmes
that contain a Copy-Never copy guard signal cannot be
correctly recorded on the VCR.
The recorder automatically receives and records
stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
ZWEITON system or the NICAM system.
You can switch between main and sub sounds
while playing a tape (page 75).
ZWEITON (German stereo) system
When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based
programme is received, “STEREO” appears in the
front panel display.
NICAM system
To save a recording
To prevent accidental erasure, break off the safety
tab as illustrated. To record on the tape again,
cover the tab hole with adhesive tape.
Safety tab
When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
programme is received, “STEREO” and
“NICAM” appear in the front panel display.
To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
“Manual Set” – “Tuner Audio” to “NICAM”
(default) in the “Tuner Preset” setup (page 98). If
the sound is not clear when listening to NICAM
broadcasts, select “Standard.”
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.
Recording mode
“LP” (Long Play) or “SP” (Standard Play) is
available for recording mode (tape speed). “LP”
provides recording time two times as long as “SP.”
However, “SP” produces better picture and audio
quality.
Maximum recording time
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Recording stereo and bilingual
programmes
Tape Length
SP
LP
E180
3 hrs
6 hrs
E240
4 hrs
8 hrs
E260
4 hrs 20 mins
8 hrs 40 mins
E300
5 hrs
10 hrs
To stop recording
VCR Recording Without the
Timer
TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch
DVD
VIDEO
PROG +/–
DISPLAY
INPUT
SELECT
t TV/VIDEO
Press x.
To pause recording
Press X.
To restart recording, press X again.
If you pause recording for more than five minutes,
recording stops automatically.
To watch another TV programme while
recording
1
2
Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to TV.
3
Select another programme position on the TV.
Press t TV/VIDEO to set the TV to the TV
input.
To watch a DVD while recording
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder, insert a
disc, and press H.
H
x
1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
VCR Recording
X
z REC
REC MODE
z Hints
• To select a programme position, you can use the
number buttons. Enter the programme position
number, and press ENTER.
• You can select a video source from the LINE jack using
the INPUT SELECT button.
• Tape information displayed on the TV screen will not
be recorded on the tape.
• You can turn off the TV during recording. If you are
using a satellite or digital tuner, make sure to leave it
on.
Notes
• You cannot change the recording mode, programme
position, or input source while recording.
• If you insert a tape with its safety tab removed, the tape
is ejected when you press z REC.
3
Press PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT
repeatedly to select the programme
position or input source you want to
record.
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “LP.”
For details about the recording mode, see
page 76.
5
Press z REC.
“REC” appears in the front panel display, and
recording starts.
Recording using the Quick Timer
(One-touch Timer Recording)
You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
increments.
1
2
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Press z REC repeatedly to set the
duration.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute up
to six hours.
0:30
1:00
5:30
6:00
(Normal
recording)
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“c” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining
recording time appears in the front panel
display.
When the counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder
stops recording and turns off.
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.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Checking the remaining tape length
You can check the recording information, such as
remaining tape length or recording mode, etc.
Press DISPLAY while recording.
The information display appears.
Press the button repeatedly to change the display
(page 74).
Record
0:30:00
SP
Rem 01:30
Prog. 1
A Recording status
B Time counter
C Recording mode
D Remaining tape length
E Current programme position
To check the remaining tape length, set “VCR
Function” – “Tape Length” in the “Features” setup
correctly (page 105).
z Hint
You can view the information also in the front panel
display. Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly to change the
display. Note that TIME/TEXT does not work during
One-touch Timer Recording.
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Notes
• The remaining tape length may not be indicated
accurately for short tapes such as E-20 or E-30, or tapes
recorded in EP mode.
• After DISPLAY is pressed, it may take one minute for
the remaining tape length to appear.
VCR Timer Recording
(Standard/G-Code)
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programmes
together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up
to one month in advance.
There are two methods to set the timer: the
standard method and G-Code method.
• Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
position of the programme manually.
• G-Code: Enter the G-Code number designated
for each TV programme (page 81).
2
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
3
Press TIMER.
Timer – Standard
10:10
No
Media
No.1
Date
Start
Stop
01
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
09:45
Stop
Prog.
Prog.2
--:-: 15
---Prog. 1
--SP
DVD
Mode
30/04
Date
03
---
--/-Today
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---G-CODE
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
10
--:-10
:
10
Edit
SP
02MediaDVD
DVD
09:15
Start
Prog.
SP
Mode
Note
The recorder must be in standby mode for the timer
recording to be made.
Setting the timer manually
(Standard)
• If the Timer programming (G-CODE) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“Standard.”
4
A “Media”: Select “VCR.”
)/1
VIDEO
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
M/m/</,,
ENTER
B “Date”: Sets the date using M.
To record the same programme every day
or the same day every week, press m.
The item changes as follows:
Today y Sun~Sat (Sunday to Saturday)
y Mon~Sat (Monday to Saturday) y
Mon~Fri (Monday to Friday) y Sun
(every Sunday) y Mon (every Monday)
y … y Sat (every Saturday) y
1 month later y … y Today
VCR Recording
Select an item using </, and adjust
using M/m.
C “Start”: Sets the start time.
D “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
x
1
E “Prog.”: Selects the programme
position or input source.
F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode;
“SP” or “LP.” To use the Rec Mode
Adjust function (page 80), select
“AUTO.”
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
• If you make a mistake, select the item and
change the setting.
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79
5
6
7
Press ENTER.
To use the Rec Mode Adjust function
The Timer List menu (page 84) appears.
If timer settings overlap, a message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 84).
If the remaining tape length is too short for the
current recording, the VCR automatically changes
the recording mode from SP to LP.
When setting the timer, select “AUTO” in
“Mode,” and check that the “Tape Length” setting
is correct for the inserted tape (“VCR Function” “Tape Length” in the “Features” setup
(page 105)).
Note that some noise will appear on the image
when the recording mode is changed. If you want
to keep the recording mode, select “SP” or “LP”
for “Mode.”
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a tape with its safety tab in
place is inserted.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
If timer settings overlap
The programme that starts first has priority and the
second programme starts recording only after the
first programme has finished. If the programmes
start at the same time, the programme listed first in
the menu has priority. If the end time of one
setting and the start time of another timer setting is
the same, the beginning of the programme that
starts later will be cut.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
9:00
10:00
Programme 1
Programme 2
will be cut off
7:00
8:00
Programme 1
Programme 2
will be cut off
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Cancelling VCR Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 84.
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z Hints
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer-Standard.”
Notes
• 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 82).
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
Recording TV programmes using the
G-Code system
5
Press ENTER.
The date, start and stop times, programme
position, recording mode, etc. appear.
The G-Code system is a feature that simplifies
setting the timer. Just enter the G-Code number
listed in the TV programme guide. The date, time,
and programme position of that programme are set
automatically.
Check that the channels are correctly set in the
“Tuner Preset” setup (page 98).
Timer – Standard
10:10
No
Media
No.1
Date
Start
Stop
01
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
09:45
Stop
Prog.
Prog.2
--:-: 00
---Prog. 1
--SP
VCR
Mode
30/04
Date
03
---
--/-15/04
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---G-CODE
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
09
--:-00
:
10
Edit
SP
02MediaVCR
DVD
09:15
Start
Prog.
SP
Mode
)/1
• If you want to change the setting, press </
, to select the item and press M/m to
change the setting.
VIDEO
Number
buttons
CLEAR
To re-enter the G-Code number, press
CLEAR.
SYSTEM
MENU
TIMER
6
M/m/</,,
ENTER
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press TIMER.
Timer – G-CODE
10:10
The Timer List menu (page 84) appears.
If timer settings overlap, the message appears.
To change or cancel a timer recording, select
“Edit” from the Timer List (page 84).
7
8
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
VCR Recording
x
Select “VCR” for “Media,” and press
ENTER.
Press )/1 (on/standby) to turn off the
recorder.
The c indicator lights up in the front panel
display, and the recorder is ready to start
recording.
If the c indicator flashes in the front panel
display, check that a tape with its safety tab in
place is inserted.
Title List
Timer
Set G-Code number.[0~9]
Edit
To stop recording
Dubbing
Press x twice.
Disc Setting
Standard
Setup
• If the Timer programming (Standard) menu
appears, press < to switch the display to
“G-CODE.”
4
If timer settings overlap
See page 80.
To change or cancel timer recording
See “Changing or Cancelling VCR Timer Settings
(Timer List)” on page 84.
Press the number buttons to enter the GCode number.
• If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.
,continued
81
z Hints
• You can use the recorder after setting the timer. Just
press )/1 to turn on the recorder. Turn off the recorder
to return it to recording standby before the timer
recording starts.
• When the start time and the programme position or
input source to be recorded are the same but the
“Media” setting differs, the programme is recorded to
both the DVD disc and the VHS tape.
• You can also turn on the timer programming menu
from the System Menu. Press SYSTEM MENU to
select “Timer,” and select “Timer - G-CODE.”
Notes
• 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.
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps.
• Before the timer recording starts, “TIMER REC”
flashes in the front panel display.
• The recorder automatically turns off when a timer
recording finishes.
Recording From Connected
Equipment With a Timer
(Synchro Rec)
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 on
the rear of the recorder (page 27).
When the connected equipment turns on, the
recorder starts recording a programme from the
LINE 3/DECODER jack.
VIDEO
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
x
REC MODE
SYNCHRO
REC
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
4
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
5
6
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “LP.”
Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
The “Features” setup appears.
7
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Select “Synchro Recording,” and press
ENTER.
8 Select “to Video,” and press ENTER.
9 Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the menu.
10 Set the timer on the connected equipment
to the time of the programme you want to
record, and turn it off.
11 Press SYNCHRO REC.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
the front panel and the recorder stands by for
Synchro-Rec.
The recorder starts recording when a signal is
received from the connected equipment.
When the connected equipment turns off, the
recording stops and the recorder turns off.
To stop recording
Press x twice.
Notes
• 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.
• To use the connected equipment during Synchro-Rec
standby, cancel the standby mode by pressing
SYNCHRO REC. To return to standby mode again, be
sure to turn off the equipment and press SYNCHRO
REC, before Synchro-Rec starts.
• The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some
tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
instructions.
• After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the
Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• If Synchro-Rec starts with the recorder turned on, the
recorder will turn off when the recording ends.
To cancel Synchro Rec function
If the timer settings of a Synchro-Rec and
another timer recording overlap
VCR Recording
Press SYNCHRO REC before recording starts.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator on the recorder
turns off.
If you press SYNCHRO REC during SynchroRec, the recording stops, the SYNCHRO REC
indicator turns off, and the recorder turns off.
Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
Synchro-Rec programme, the programme that
starts first has priority. The recorder starts
recording the second programme about ten
seconds after the first programme has finished. If
the end time of one setting and the start time of
another timer setting is the same, the beginning of
the programme that starts later will be cut.
7:00
8:00
9:00
10:00
Programme 1
Programme 2
will be cut off
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The sub-menu appears.
Changing or Cancelling VCR
Timer Settings (Timer List)
Timer List
You can change or cancel timer settings using the
Timer List menu.
5
10:10
No
Media
Date
Start
Stop
Prog.
Mode
01
VCR
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
Edit
SP
02
VCR
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
Del
SP
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
Edit
Select one of the options, and press
ENTER.
“Edit”: Changes the timer setting.
Select an item using </, and adjust using
M/m. Press ENTER.
Timer – Standard
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
1
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
Start
Stop
01
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
09:45
Stop
Prog.
Prog.2
SP
Mode
--:-: 00
---Prog. 1
--SP
VCR
30/04
Date
---
--/-15/04
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
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05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
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---
06
---G-CODE
--/--
--:--
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Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog.
Prog. 1
Mode
02
VCR
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
SP
03
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
04
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
05
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
06
---
--/--
--:--
--:--
----
---
09
--:-00
:
10
Edit
SP
Timer List
10:10
No
Mode
03
DVD
09:15
Start
Prog.
02MediaVCR
Select “Timer List,” and press ENTER.
Timer List
10:10
No
Media
Date
Start
Stop
01
VCR
15/04
09:00
10:00
Prog. 1
02
VCR
30/04
09:15
09:45
Prog. 2
03
---
--/--
04
---
--/--
05
---
--/--
06
---
--/--
Edit
Prog.
Mode
Do you want to erase ‘No.1’?
Edit
SP
SP
--:--
--:--
----
---
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
-------
-----
--:--
--:--
----
---
SP
Timer information displays the recording
date, time, recording mode, etc.
If there are more than six timer settings, press
m to display the next page.
4
Date
“Del”: Erases the timer setting.
Select “OK” and press ENTER when asked
for confirmation.
The System Menu appears.
2
3
10:10
No
Media
No.1
Select the timer setting you want to change
or cancel, and press ENTER.
Cancel
OK
6
Press SYSTEM MENU to turn off the Timer
List.
If any settings remain, turn off the recorder to
return it to recording standby.
To return to the previous display
Press O RETURN.
Notes
• Even when correctly set, the programme may not be
recorded if another recording is underway, or other
prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see
page 80.
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• You cannot change the timer settings for a recording
currently underway.
• The Timer List displays both the DVD recorder and
VCR timer settings.
Recording From Connected
Equipment Without a Timer
You can record from a connected VCR or similar
device. For connection details, see “Connecting
Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 26.
VIDEO
INPUT
SELECT
VCR Recording
x
z REC
REC MODE
1
2
3
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
an input source according to the
connection you made.
The front panel display changes as follows:
Programme
position
LINE1
LINE2
LINE3
4
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode, “SP” or “LP.”
5
Insert the source tape into the connected
equipment and set to playback pause.
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6
Press z REC on this recorder and the
pause or play button on the connected
equipment at the same time.
Recording starts.
To stop recording, press x on this recorder.
Notes
• A video game image may not be recorded clearly.
• You cannot record on a tape with its safety tab
removed.
• During recording or recording pause, you cannot
change the recording mode.
• You cannot change the recording mode, programme
position, or input source while recording.
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Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
Dubbing From a VHS Tape to
a DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
2
3
4
Press VIDEO to operate the VCR.
Start playing the VHS tape, and then press
x (stop) or X (pause) at the point where
you want to start dubbing.
To select VCR sound, press
during playback (see page 75).
5
You can easily record (dub) a VHS tape to a disc.
Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings
on the VCR.
◆How titles and chapters are created
The recorder takes each recording on the VHS tape
and automatically divides them into titles as they
are dubbed to a disc. These titles are then further
divided into chapters at either 5 or 15-minute
intervals, according to the “DVD Auto Chapter”
setting in the “Features” setup (page 104).
Insert a source VHS tape.
(audio)
Press T VIDEO on the recorder.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
To play discs recorded with this recorder on
other DVD equipment
Finalize the disc (see page 91).
To dub using the on-screen menu
VIDEO
DVD
After step 4 above, press SYSTEM MENU.
3
Select “Simple Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Select “Dubbing” from the System Menu, and
press ENTER.
Dubbing
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
10:10
Title List
Simple Dubbing
VIDEO --> DVD
Timer
Program Dubbing
DVD
Edit
--> VIDEO
DV Dubbing
Dubbing
H
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
1
2
Disc Setting
X
x
REC MODE
T VIDEO
1
4
Select “VIDEO t DVD,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
5
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
z Hints
• A black (no signal) screen at the end of the dubbed disc
is not a malfunction. This screen is recorded if a time
discrepancy exists between the disc and tape when the
recording is stopped.
• When dubbing a VHS tape to a DVD, the VHS tape
counter value may differ slightly from the DVD
recording time.
• VCR playback sound is output during dubbing.
Press DVD and insert a recordable disc.
To select the recording mode, press REC
MODE repeatedly (see page 47).
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Notes
• Dubbing cannot be made when:
– using a non-recordable DVD.
– using VHS software with copy guard functions.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the VHS tape reaches the end and stops.
– the VHS video deck or the DVD deck is stopped.
– the disc remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from VHS tapes and other
copyrighted material are solely for individual
enjoyment, and other unauthorized use is prohibited
under copyright law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
Dubbing From a DVD to a
VHS Tape
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
DVD
You can record (dub) a DVD title to a VHS tape.
Note that when you record copy-protected
software to a tape, picture may appear disrupted
when you play back the tape.
You can also select titles or scenes and dub them
all at once. See “Dubbing selected titles and scenes
(Programme Dubbing)” on page 89.
Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings
on the DVD recorder.
DVD
VIDEO
SYSTEM
MENU
TOP MENU
TITLE LIST
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
./>
H
x
X
REC MODE
DVD t
1
Press VIDEO and insert a VHS tape with its
safety tab in place.
To select the recording mode, SP or LP, press
REC MODE repeatedly.
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2
3
4
Insert a source disc.
5
Start playing the DVD, and then press x
(stop) or X (pause) at the point where you
want to start dubbing.
Notes
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Press TOP MENU or TITLE LIST to select a
title.
To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle,
press
(audio) or
(subtitle) during
playback (see page 35).
6
Press DVD t on the recorder.
Dubbing starts.
To stop dubbing
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
To dub using the on-screen menu
• Dubbing cannot be made when “Progressive” is set to
“On” in the “Video” setup (page 101).
• Dubbing stops when:
– the DVD is played back to the end and stops.
– the DVD deck or the VHS video deck is stopped.
– the tape remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from discs and other copyrighted
material are solely for individual enjoyment, and
other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright
law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
Dubbing selected titles and scenes
(Programme Dubbing)
You can select titles or scenes from a DVD, and
dub the contents to a VHS tape all at once.
1
After step 5 above, press SYSTEM MENU.
Press VIDEO and insert a VHS tape with its
safety tab in place.
Select “Dubbing” from the System Menu, and
press ENTER.
To select the recording mode, SP or LP, press
REC MODE repeatedly.
3
Select “Simple Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Title List
Simple Dubbing
VIDEO --> DVD
Timer
Program Dubbing
DVD
Edit
--> VIDEO
DV Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
4
5
2
3
Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Select “DVD t VIDEO,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing starts.
If the disc’s menu appears when DVD
playback finishes, press x to stop dubbing.
Otherwise the disc’s menu is recorded until
the tape reaches its end.
z Hints
• The brightness of the playback picture may differ from
normal DVD playback picture.
• The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the
VHS tape counter value.
• The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the
dubbed sound.
Press DVD and insert a source disc.
To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle,
press
(audio) or
(subtitle) during
playback (see page 35).
10:10
Title List
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
Edit
Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
1
2
10:10
DV Dubbing
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
5
Select “Program Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
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Dubbing
Scene Dubbing
10:10
Title List
Create Dubbing List
Timer
Program Dubbing List
10:10
Scene No.01
Start
Edit
End
Start 00:00:10
Dubbing
Make
00:00:10
Disc Setting
T
Select “Create Dubbing List,” and press
ENTER.
If you have performed Programme Dubbing
before, the display asks for confirmation. To
continue, select “Yes” and press ENTER.
The display for selecting titles appears.
Create Dubbing List
1/2
10:10
No. Title
Length
Edit
01 Prog. 1
00:05:04 >
02 Prog. 2
00:00:51 >
Finish
End 00:00:00
--.---.---- --:--
Setup
6
Dubbing List No. 1
10Press ENTER at the end point.
“Make” is selected.
To reset the start or end point, select “Start” or
“End” and repeat from step 9 or 10.
11Press ENTER.
To continue, repeat from step 9.
12Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
The Program Dubbing List appears with the
selected scene.
Program Dubbing List
No. Title
T Prog. 1
01 Prog. 1
02.May.2005
08:00
10:10
Length
Edit
00:05:04 >
Addition
Erase
7
Select the title you want to dub, and press
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
To dub the entire title, select “Title Dubbing”
and press ENTER. The Program Dubbing List
appears with the selected title. Go to step 13.
To select a scene to dub, go to step 8.
8
Select “Scene Dubbing,” and press
ENTER.
The display for setting a scene appears.
“Start” is selected.
Scene Dubbing
10:10
Scene No.01
T Prog. 1
02.May.2005
03:25
Check
Dubbing
13Select an option and press ENTER, if
necessary.
“Addition”: Adds other titles or scenes.
Repeat from step 7.
“Erase”: Cancels the selected title or scene.
When asked for confirmation, select “OK”
and press ENTER.
“Check”: Plays back the selected title or
scene. When playback finishes or when you
press O RETURN, the display returns to
“Program Dubbing List.”
Start
Start 00:00:00
Make
00:00:07
T
9
End 00:00:00
14Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Finish
Press ENTER at the start point.
You can use H,
, ./
>, x, and X to find the point.
“End” is selected.
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To cancel dubbing, press O RETURN.
Dubbing starts.
Dubbing List No. 1
--.---.---- --:--
End
To stop dubbing
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop dubbing.
z Hints
• The brightness of the playback video may differ from
that during normal DVD playback.
• The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the
VHS tape counter value.
• The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the
dubbed sound.
Notes
• Dubbing cannot be made when “Progressive” is set to
“On” in the “Video” setup.
• Dubbing stops when:
– the DVD is played back to the end and stops.
– the DVD deck or the VHS video deck is stopped.
– the tape remaining time runs out.
• The System Menu, TOOLS menu, and information
display are not displayed during dubbing.
• Copyrights
– Recordings made from discs and other copyrighted
material are solely for individual enjoyment, and
other unauthorized use is prohibited under copyright
law.
– Unauthorized editing of copyrighted material is
prohibited under copyright law.
• Once you eject the disc, the Program Dubbing List is
erased.
Finalizing a Disc (Preparing
a Disc for Playback on
Other Equipment)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
Finalizing is necessary in order to play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
equipment.
When you finalize a DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video
mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R, a DVD menu will be
automatically created, which can be displayed on
other DVD equipment.
Before finalizing, check the differences between
the disc types in the table below.
Differences between the disc types
Discs are automatically finalized when
removed from the recorder. If you want
to record on it again, reformat the disc
(page 69). Note however, that
reformatting a disc erases all its
contents.
-RWVR
Finalizing is unnecessary when playing a
disc on VR format compatible equipment.
Even if your other DVD equipment is
VR format compatible, you may need to
finalize the disc, especially if the
recording time is short. After finalizing,
you cannot edit or record on the disc. If
you want to edit or record on it again,
unfinalize or reformat the disc (page 69).
Note however, that reformatting a disc
erases all its contents.
-RWVideo
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot edit or
record on the disc. If you want to edit or
record on it again, unfinalize or reformat
the disc (page 69). Note however, that
reformatting a disc erases all its
contents.
+R
Finalizing is necessary in order to play
on equipment other than this recorder.
After finalizing, you cannot further edit
or record on the disc.
-R
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Dubbing (TAPE y DVD)
+RW
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Disc will be finalized.
Do you want to continue ?
DVD
OK
7
Cancel
Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts finalizing the disc.
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
To turn off the display
Press SYSTEM MENU.
To unfinalize a DVD-RW (VR mode)
1
2
3
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Insert a disc.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
4
Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER.
The “Disc Setting” display appears.
Disc Setting
Disc Name
:
Timer
Disc Protect
: Not Protected
Disc Format
: VR Mode
Disc Finalize
: Unfinalized
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Disc Information
Erase All Titles
Setup
5
Select “Disc Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.
Do you want to finalize this disc ?
Finalize
6
Unfinalize
Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
The display for confirmation appears again.
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z Hints
• You can check whether the disc has been finalized or
not. If you cannot select “Finalize” in step 6 above, the
disc has already been finalized.
• To check the disc information, select “Disc
Information” in the “Disc Setting” display and press
ENTER. See page 69 for details.
10:10
Title List
Edit
If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
mode) that has been finalized, unfinalize the disc
by selecting “Unfinalize” in step 6 above.
Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc, the recording,
or the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
discs are finalized.
• The recorder may not be able to finalize a disc if it was
recorded on another recorder.
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD)
Before DV Dubbing
This section explains dubbing with a digital video
camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel. If
you want to dub by way of the LINE 2 IN jacks,
see “Recording From Connected Equipment
Without a Timer” on page 57.
To record from the DV IN jack
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
record digital signals.
Follow the instructions in “Connecting a Digital
Video Camera to the DV IN Jack” and then move
on to the section on dubbing.
For more information about i.LINK, see “About
i.LINK” on page 116.
z Hint
If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
(VR mode).
Connecting a Digital Video
Camera to the DV IN Jack
You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a DV
format tape.
Operation is straightforward because the DVD
recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape for
you – you do not need to operate your digital video
camera. Do the following to start using the “DV
Edit” functions of this recorder.
See the instruction manual supplied with the
digital video camera as well before connecting.
Notes
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
signals.
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
– your digital video camera does not work with this
recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE 2 IN jacks
and follow the instructions of “Recording From
Connected Equipment Without a Timer” on page 57.
– the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do not
connect a MICRO MV format digital video camera
even if it has an i.LINK jack.
– the images on the tape contain copy protection
signals, which limit recording.
VCR-DVD recorder
DV IN
to DV IN
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD)
Hookups
i.LINK cable
(not supplied)
to DV output
Digital video camera
: Signal flow
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Dubbing From a DV Format
Tape to a DVD
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
2
Press Z (open/close), and place a
recordable disc on the disc tray.
-R
You can record a DV format tape onto a disc. The
recorder controls the digital video camera. You
can fast forward, rewind, play in slow motion, and
stop the tape to select the scenes using the onscreen menu.
To simply dub the entire contents of a DV format
tape (One Touch Dubbing), see page 96.
3
◆How titles and chapters are created
The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
and the title is then divided into chapters at either
5 or 15-minute intervals, according to the “DVD
Auto Chapter” setting in the “Features” setup
(page 104).
4
Z
Recording side facing down
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
panel display.
Unused DVD-RWs are formatted in VR mode
automatically. To format in Video mode, see
page 104.
5
Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
“DV.”
6
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
recording mode.
For details about the recording mode, see
page 47.
INPUT
SELECT
7
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
Insert the source DV format tape into your
digital video camera.
For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
video camera must be set to video playback
mode.
DVD
PROG +/–
Press Z to close the disc tray.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
The System Menu appears.
8
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
The “Setup” display appears.
9
Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
Audio
REC MODE
Digital Out
: On
Timer
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
DV Audio Input
: Stereo 1
Line Audio Input
: Stereo
Edit
1
Dubbing
Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.
Disc Setting
Setup
94
10:10
Title List
10 Select “DV Audio Input,” and press ENTER.
Audio
10:10
If “DV” or “DV Camera Mode” is displayed
instead of “DV Tape Mode,” check that the
digital video camera is correctly connected
and its power turned on, and that its mode is
set for dubbing.
Title List
Digital Out
: On
Timer
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
DV Audio Input
: Stereo
1 1
Stereo
and stop or pause playback.
Line Audio Input
: Stereo
Stereo 2
Press </, to select m, x, X, y, H, or
M on the TV screen and press ENTER to
find the point, and stop or pause with x or X.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
16 Find the dubbing start point on the tape,
Mix
Setup
“Stereo 1”: Records original sound only.
Normally select this when dubbing a DV
format tape.
“Stereo 2”: Records additional audio only.
“Mix”: Records original and additional
sounds.
Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added
a second audio channel when recording with
your digital video camera.
For the details, see page 104.
11 Select an option, and press ENTER.
12 Press O RETURN twice.
13 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
Dubbing
Simple Dubbing
Timer
Program Dubbing
10:10
Dubbing
Disc Setting
14 Select “DV Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
DV Dubbing
Title List
DV Simple Dubbing
Timer
DV One Touch Dubbing
Dubbing starts.
To stop recording
Select x on the TV screen, and press ENTER.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
To turn off the display for DV dubbing
Press INPUT SELECT or PROG +/–.
z Hint
If “DV Camera Mode” appears on the TV screen, you can
use z on the TV screen to record the camera image
directly on the recorder.
Notes
DV Dubbing
Edit
press ENTER.
10:10
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
15 Select “DV Simple Dubbing,” and press
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
finalize the disc (page 91).
• You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
video equipment to the recorder.
• You cannot record the date, time, or contents of a DV
format tape onto the disc.
• If you record from a DV format tape with a soundtrack
that is recorded in multiple sampling frequencies
(48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound, or an
unnatural sound will be output when playing back the
sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
• The recorded picture may be momentarily affected if
the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
is nothing recorded on the tape.
• Noise may occur when you switch the audio sampling
mode (48 kHz/16 bits t 32 kHz/12 bits).
DV Dubbing (DV t DVD)
Title List
17 Press , to select z on the TV screen, and
ENTER.
The following display appears.
DV Tape Mode
,continued
95
Dubbing an entire DV format tape to
a DVD (One Touch Dubbing)
+RW
-RWVR -RWVideo
+R
-R
You can record the entire contents of a DV format
tape onto a disc with a single press of the ONE
TOUCH DUBBING button. The recorder controls
the digital video camera for the whole process, and
completes the recording.
x
ONE TOUCH
DUBBING
Follow steps 1 to 11 of “Dubbing From a DV
Format Tape to a DVD” (page 94), and press
ONE TOUCH DUBBING on the remote.
The recorder rewinds the tape in the digital video
camera and then starts recording the tape contents
from the beginning.
When playback of the tape stops, One Touch
Dubbing ends automatically.
To stop recording
Press x.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
z Hint
You can also perform One Touch Dubbing using the
System Menu. Select “Dubbing,” and select “DV One
Touch Dubbing.” Follow the instructions appearing on
the TV screen.
96
2
Select “Setup,” and press ENTER.
Setup
Settings and Adjustments
Using the Setup Displays
10:10
Title List
Tuner Preset
Timer
Clock Set
Video
Edit
Audio
Dubbing
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.
The setup displays are used in the following way.
3
Note
Playback settings stored on the disc take priority over the
setup display settings, and not all of the functions
described may work.
Features
Disc Setting
Options
Setup
Easy Setup
Select “Tuner Preset,” “Clock Set,”
“Video,” “Audio,” “Features,” “Options,”
or “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
The selected setup display appears.
Example: “Video” setup
Video
10:10
Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Letter Box
Timer
Picture Control
: Standard
Line 1 Output
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
SYSTEM
MENU
M/m/</,,
ENTER
O RETURN
4
Select the item you want to set up, and
press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear.
Example: “TV Type”
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
in stop mode.
Title List (Original)
Edit
Dubbing
Press ENTER :
10:10
TV Type
: 4:316:9
Letter Box
Timer
Picture Control
4:3 Letter Box
: Standard
Line 1 Output
4:3 Pan Scan
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
10:10
Edit
Title List
Timer
Video
Title List
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Title Menu for DVD Title List.
Setup
Settings and Adjustments
1
Disc Setting
Setup
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97
Some items display a dialogue box that
requires additional settings.
Example: When “Parental” in “Options”
setup is selected.
Create the password.
10:10
The “Tuner Preset” setup allows you to make
tuner settings for the recorder.
Select “Tuner Preset” in the “Setup” display.
Title List
Timer
Aerial Reception Setting
(Tuner Preset)
Create the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Tuner Preset
Title List
Auto Preset
Setup
Timer
Manual Set
Channel List
Edit
5
10:10
Disc Setting
Dubbing
Select an option, and press ENTER.
Disc Setting
The currently selected option is displayed
next to the setup item.
Example: When “16:9” is set.
Video
Title List
Timer
Edit
Dubbing
Setup
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TV Type
: 16:9
Picture Control
: Standard
Line 1 Output
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
Disc Setting
Setup
To return to the previous display
Note
You cannot preset channels for a connected satellite or
digital tuner.
Auto Preset
Automatically presets the receivable channels.
All receivable channels are preset in numerical
sequence.
1
2
Select “Auto Preset,” and press ENTER.
Select your tuner system and press ENTER.
Press O RETURN.
Tuner Preset
To turn off the display
Title List
Press SYSTEM MENU.
Timer
10:10
Searching for receivable channels.
35%
Edit
Scanning... Please wait.
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Stop
Setup
Manual Set
Presets or disables channels manually.
If some channels could not be set using the “Auto
Preset” or “Easy Setup” function, you can set them
manually.
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Select “Manual Set,” and press ENTER.
The display for manual setting appears.
Channel List
Manual Set
System
B/G
Program
01
Channel
002
AFT
On
Tuner Audio
NICAM
Station Name
AAC
You can change or disable the programme
positions after setting the channels. The disabled
programme positions will be skipped when you
press PROG +/–.
1
Select “Channel List” and press ENTER.
The list of all the preset channels appears.
Channel List
Prog.
2
Select an option and press ENTER.
“System”: Selects an available TV system.
“Program”: Press M/m repeatedly to select the
programme position (1 to 80) for the channel
and press ENTER.
“Channel”: Press M/m to select the channel
number (002 to 255) and press ENTER.
“AFT”: Fine tunes the channel to obtain a
clearer picture. If the picture is not clear,
select “Off” and press ENTER. See “To adjust
pictures manually” (page 99).
“Tuner Audio”: Sets the channels for the
NICAM broadcast. Normally, select
“NICAM.” If the sound from the NICAM
broadcast is not clear, select “Standard” and
press ENTER.
“Station Name”: Changes a station name. See
“To rename the station” (page 99).
Name
1
002
AAC
2
005
AAB
3
011
DDE
4
012
FGH
5
061
PQR
6
128
QQR
2
Press M/m to select the row containing the
programme position you want to change or
disable.
To change, press ENTER and go to step 3.
To disable, press CLEAR and go to step 5.
If there are more than six programme
positions, press M/m repeatedly to display the
next page.
3
Press M/m until the selected channel row
moves to the desired programme position.
Channel List
Prog.
Fine Tuning
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CH
Name
1
102
AAC
2
005
AAB
3
011
DDE
4
002
AAC
5
061
PQR
6
128
QQR
4
Press ENTER.
The selected channel is inserted at the new
programme position.
5
To change or disable the programme position
of another station, repeat from step 2.
Settings and Adjustments
◆To adjust pictures manually
Select “Off” for “AFT” in the display for manual
setting. When the fine tuning bar appears, press
</, to obtain a clearer picture, then press
ENTER.
◆To rename the station
You can set up to four characters for the station
name. Select “Station Name” in the display for
manual setting.
Press M/m to select a character.
Each time you press M, the character changes as
follows: A t B... t Z t 0 t 1... t 9 t - t
A
Press , to set the next character. To correct a
character, press < and reset it. After setting all
characters, press ENTER.
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CH
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.
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Clock Setting (Clock Set)
Video Settings (Video)
The “Clock Set” setup allows you to make clock
settings for the recorder.
Select “Clock Set” in the “Setup” display.
The “Video” setup allows you to adjust items
related to the image, such as size and colour.
Choose the settings according to the type of TV or
tuner connected to the recorder.
Clock Set
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Present Time
: Sat 21. 5. 2005 10:10
Timer
Select “Video” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Edit
Video
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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Title List
TV Type
: 4:3 Letter Box
Timer
Picture Control
: Standard
Line 1 Output
: Video
Component Out
: Off
Progressive
: Off
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Present Time
1
Setup
Press ENTER.
The clock setting display appears.
Clock Set
Title List
Timer
Edit
10:10
Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
standard or wide).
Set the time and date.
Day Month Year
21
05
2005
TV Type
Sat
16:9
Select this when connecting to a
wide-screen TV or TV with a
wide mode function.
4:3 Letter
Box
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide
picture with bands on the upper
and lower portions of the screen.
4:3 Pan
Scan
Select this when connecting to a
4:3 screen TV. Automatically
displays a wide picture on the
entire screen and cuts off the
portions that do not fit.
Dubbing
Hour Min
Disc Setting
10 : 10
Setup
2
3
Press M/m to set the day, and 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 item. The day of
the week is set automatically.
Press ENTER to start the clock.
16:9
4:3 Letter Box
4:3 Pan Scan
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Component Out
Note
Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.
Selects whether or not to output video signals
from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
Picture Control
You can adjust the video signal from the recorder
to obtain the picture quality you want. Select the
setting that best suits the programme you are
watching.
Dynamic 1
Dynamic 2
Produces a bold dynamic picture
by increasing the picture contrast
and the colour intensity.
Produces a more dynamic picture
than Dynamic 1 by further
increasing the picture contrast
and the colour intensity.
Standard
Displays a standard picture
(function turned off).
Cinema 1
White colours become brighter
and black colours become richer,
and the colour contrast is
increased.
On
Outputs the component video
signals. Select this when you want
to view progressive signals.
Off
Outputs no signals.
Notes
• When you set “Line 1 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,” as the picture will not appear.
Progressive
If your TV accepts progressive (525p/625p)
format signals, you will enjoy accurate colour
reproduction and high quality image.
1
2
Select “Progressive,” and press ENTER.
Select “On,” and press ENTER.
Video
Cinema 2
Personal
Enhances details in dark areas by
increasing the black level.
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Progressive
Scan Output
Title List
TV Type
1) Ensure your TV is progressive scan capable.
Black Level
: On
Timer 2) Connect
with component video output jacks.
Edit
Adjusts “Contrast,” “Brightness,”
“Colour,” and “Hue” using M/m/
</,.
Picture Control
(red/green/blue
connections)
: Standard
3) Select [OK] to test your video signal.
Progressive
video connection is complete.
Disc Setting
Follow the instructions appearing on the TV
screen.
1) Ensure your TV is progressive scan
capable.
2) Connect with component video output
jacks (red/green/blue connections).
See “If your TV has component video input
jacks” on page 16.
3) Select [OK] to test your video signal.
4) If video signal appears OK, video
connection is complete.
RGB
Outputs RGB signals.
4
Select “OK” and press ENTER.
The PROGRESSIVE indicator on the
recorder lights up.
If picture is distorted, press O RETURN.
Check the connection (page 16).
Note
You cannot select “RGB” when “Component Out” below
is set to “On.”
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Settings and Adjustments
3
Selects a method of outputting video signals for
the i LINE 1-TV jack.
Outputs video signals
Cancel
Setup
Line 1 Output
Video
: Off
4) If video signal appears OK,
Dubbing
OK
z Hint
When you watch a movie, “Cinema 1” or “Cinema 2” is
recommended.
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z Hint
To cancel the “Progressive” setting, press X PAUSE on
the recorder continuously for five seconds or more, or
select “Off” in step 2 above.
Note
If you select progressive signals when you connect the
recorder to a TV that cannot accept the signal in
progressive format, the image quality will deteriorate. In
this case, set “Progressive” to “Off.”
Audio Settings (Audio)
The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound
according to the playback and connection
conditions.
Select “Audio” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Audio
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Title List
Digital Out
: On
Timer
Downmix
: Dolby Surround
Audio DRC
: Standard
Scan Audio
: On
DV Audio Input
: Stereo 1
Line Audio Inout
: Stereo
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
Digital Out
Selects if audio signals are output from the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack.
On
Normally select this. Press
ENTER, and select “Dolby
Digital,” “DTS,” or
“MPEG” for further settings
(see below).
Off
The influence of the digital
circuit upon the analogue
circuit is minimum.
The following setup items switches the method of
outputting audio signals when you connect a
component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a
digital input jack.
For connection details, see “Step 4: Connecting to
Your AV Amplifier (Receiver)” on page 17.
Digital Out
Dolby Digital
: D-PCM
Timer
DTS
: Off
MPEG
: PCM
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
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Title List
Downmix (DVDs only)
Note
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
Dolby
Digital
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 or not by making
adjustments to the
“Downmix” item in “Audio”
setup (page 103).
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
Dolby Digital decoder.
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 “A Connecting to audio L/R
jacks” on page 18. This affects the output from the
following jacks:
– LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R), AUDIO OUT L/R
jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack only when “Dolby Digital” is
set to “D-PCM.”
Dolby
Surround
Normally select this
position.
Multi-channel audio signals
are output to two channels
for enjoying surround
sounds.
Normal
Multi-channel audio signals
are downmixed to two
channels for use with your
stereo.
◆DTS (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
On
Off
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
DTS decoder.
◆MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only)
Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
PCM
MPEG
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
AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack.
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), AUDIO OUT L/R
jacks
– LINE 1-TV jack
– DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack only when “Dolby Digital” is
set to “D-PCM.”
Standard
Normally select this.
Wide
Range
Gives you the feeling of
being at a live performance.
Settings and Adjustments
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component without a built-in
DTS decoder.
Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
only)
Scan Audio (DVDs only)
On
Outputs audio signals during
FF1 fast-forward of a DVD
disc with Dolby Digital
soundtracks. For details, see
page 38.
Off
Turns off the function.
No sound is output during
FF1 fast-forward.
Select this when the recorder
is connected to an audio
component with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
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Note
Sound will be interrupted during Scan Audio.
DV Audio Input
Stereo 1
Records original sound only.
Normally select this when
dubbing a DV format tape.
Stereo 2
Records additional audio
only.
Mix
Records both original and
additional sounds.
Recording and VCR Settings
(Features)
The “Features” setup allows you to change the
tape length, auto play and auto repeat settings.
Select “Features” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Features
DVD Auto Chapter
: 5 min
Timer
Format DVD
: VR
Edit
Note
Dubbing
Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added a second
audio channel when recording with your digital video
camera.
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Title List
VCR Function
Synchro Recording
: to DVD
DVD Bilingual Rec.
: Main
Disc Setting
Setup
Line Audio Input (for DVD-RWs in VR mode)
When recording from equipment connected to the
LINE input jack to a DVD-RW (VR mode) disc in
this recorder, select line input audio.
For details about bilingual recording, see page 47.
Stereo
Records stereo sound only.
Bilingual
Records the two different
soundtracks on DVD-RWs
(VR mode). You can select
either soundtrack when
playing back the disc.
z Hint
Audio selected with the connected equipment is recorded
on a disc other than DVD-RWs (VR mode).
DVD Auto Chapter
Automatically divides a recording (a title) into
chapters by inserting chapter markings at
specified intervals. The markings are inserted
while the recording is being made.
Off
No chapter mark is inserted.
5 min
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 5 minute
intervals.
15 min
Inserts chapter marks at
approximately 15 minute
intervals.
Note
Actual intervals may differ depending on the size of the
recording. The selected setting should be regarded as an
approximate chapter interval.
Format DVD (DVD-RWs only)
Selects the format for an unused DVD-RW, when
first inserted.
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VR
Automatically formats the disc in
VR mode.
Video
Automatically formats the disc in
Video mode.
VCR Function
Synchro Recording
Press ENTER and select “Tape Length,” “Auto
Play,” “Auto Repeat” or “Colour System.”
to DVD
Sets the recorder to record
programmes from connected
equipment that has a timer
function (such as a satellite tuner)
to a DVD disc.
to Video
Sets the recorder to record
programmes from connected
equipment that has a timer
function (such as a satellite tuner)
to a VHS tape.
◆Tape Length
E180
For E180 or shorter length tapes.
E240
For E240 length tapes.
E260
For E260 length tapes.
E300
For E300 or longer length tapes.
◆Auto Play
On
Off
Starts playback automatically,
when you insert a tape with its
safety tab removed.
Turns off the function. You need
to press H (play) to start
playback, even if you insert a tape
with its safety tab removed.
◆Auto Repeat
On
Plays back a tape repeatedly. The
VCR rewinds a tape to the
beginning and restarts playback
automatically.
Off
Turns off the function.
DVD Bilingual Rec. (for all recordable discs
except DVD-RWs in VR mode)
Selects the sound to be recorded on the disc. This
setting is not necessary when recording on DVDRWs (VR mode) that record both the main and sub
sounds.
Main
Records the main sound for
bilingual programmes.
Sub
Records the sub sound for
bilingual programmes.
◆Colour System
Selects the colour system
automatically. Normally select
this. If streaks appear during
playback, select the system that
the tape was recorded in (below).
PAL
For a tape recorded in the PAL
colour system.
B/W
For a tape recorded in black and
white.
NT4.43
When playing an NTSC-recorded
tape on a multi-system TV.
NTPB
When playing an NTSC-recorded
tape on a PAL TV.
Settings and Adjustments
Auto
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Parental (DVD VIDEOs only)
Language, Parental Control
Settings/Factory Settings
(Options)
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.
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The “Options” setup allows you to set up other
operational settings.
Select “Options” in the “Setup” display.
The default settings are underlined.
Select “Parental,” and press ENTER.
• If you have not entered a password, the
display for registering a new password
appears.
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons.
Create the password.
Options
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Title List
Title List
Language
Timer
Parental
Edit
Dubbing
Timer
Create the password.
Front Display
: Auto
Edit
Command Mode
: DVD 3
Dubbing
Factory Setting
Disc Setting
Disc Setting
Setup
Setup
The display for confirming the password
appears.
Re-enter the password.
Language
◆OSD (On-Screen Display)
Switches the display language on the screen.
• When you have already registered a
password, the display for entering the
password appears.
Enter a 4-digit password using the number
buttons.
◆Disc Menu (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu.
◆Audio (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language of the soundtrack.
When you select “Original,” the language given
priority in the disc is selected.
Enter the password.
◆Subtitle (DVD VIDEOs only)
Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
the disc.
When you select “Auto,” the subtitle language
changes according to the language you selected
for the soundtrack. See page 124 for an
explanation of the language abbreviations.
z Hint
If you select “Others” for “Disc Menu,” “Audio,” or
“Subtitle,” you can select from the additional 18
languages. Press M/m to select the desired language and
press ENTER.
Note
If you select a language in “Disc Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
“Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
the recorded languages will be automatically selected.
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Title List
Timer
Enter the password.
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Setup
2
Select “Rating Level,” and press ENTER.
The selection items for “Rating Level” are
displayed.
Parental
Title List
Rating Level
Timer
Change Password
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: On:OffLevel 8 (Adults)
Level 8 (Adults)
Level 7
Edit
Dubbing
Disc Setting
Level 6
Level 5
Level 4
Level 3
Setup
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Level 2
3
The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
Factory Setting
Select the level, and press ENTER.
The Parental setting is complete.
Allows you to return the setup settings to their
default settings. Note that all of your previous
settings will be lost.
To cancel the Parental setting for the disc, set
“Rating Level” to “Off” in step 2.
To change the password, select “Change
Password” in step 2, and press ENTER. When the
display for registering a password appears, enter a
new four-digit password using the number
buttons.
Notes
• If you forget your password, select “Factory Setting” in
the “Options” setup.
• Playback of discs without the Parental Control function
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.
1
2
Select “Factory Setting,” and press ENTER.
3
Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
The power automatically turns off and then on
again, and the recorder is reset to the factory
settings.
When the “Easy Setup” display appears,
follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 22) from step 4.
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The setup settings return to their default
settings.
Front Display
Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
Adjusts to low lighting when
power is off.
Bright
Maintains bright lighting
when power is off.
Dimmer
Maintains low lighting
regardless of whether the
power is on or off.
Off
Turns off the lighting when
power is off. Maintains the
lighting when power is on.
Command Mode
Changes the command mode of this 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 “If you have a
Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD
recorder” on page 25.
DVD 1
DVD 2
Select the setting that does
not conflict with other DVD
equipment.
DVD 3
The default command mode
of this recorder.
Settings and Adjustments
Auto
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Easy Setup
(Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the Easy Setup programme.
1
Select “Easy Setup” in the “Setup”
display.
Easy Setup
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Follow the guide to make initial settings.
Before you start,
check that you have made all necessary connections.
Start
2
3
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Cancel
Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
Follow the instructions for Easy Setup
(page 22) from step 4.
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
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
format. In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
the “Video” setup (page 101).
, You are playing a disc recorded in a colour
system that is different from your TV.
TV programme reception does not fill the
screen.
, Set the channel manually in “Tuner Preset” setup
(page 98).
, Select the correct source using the INPUT
SELECT button, or select a programme position
of any TV programme using the PROG +/–
buttons.
The power does not turn on.
TV programme pictures are distorted.
, Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
, Reorient the TV aerial.
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
manual).
, Check that “System” (TV system) is correctly set
in the ‘Tuner Preset” setup (page 98).
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
farther apart.
Picture
There is no picture.
,
,
,
,
Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
The connecting cords are damaged.
Check the connection to your TV (page 13).
Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
“VIDEO”) 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 the “Video” setup to “On”
(page 101).
, This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
Picture noise appears.
, The programme position is disabled (page 99).
, A timer recording started, which cause the
programme position to change.
The picture from equipment connected to the
recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1-TV
jack, select “LINE1” in the front panel display by
pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
jacks, select “LINE2” in the front panel display
by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/
DECODER jack, select “LINE3” in the front
panel display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack
(this is usually for a digital video camera
connection), select “DV” in the front panel
display by pressing INPUT SELECT.
Additional Information
, Check the connection to your TV (page 13) and
switch the input selector on your TV so that the
signal from the recorder appears on the TV
screen.
, 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 have set the recorder to progressive format
(the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
though your TV cannot accept the progressive
signal. In this case, set “Progressive” to “Off” in
the “Video” setup (page 101).
, Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
format (525p/625p) signals, the image may be
affected when you set the recorder to progressive
TV programme positions cannot be changed.
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
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The picture does not fill the screen.
, If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack and want to change the audio
track for a DVD-RW (VR mode) during
playback, set “Digital Out” – “Dolby Digital” to
“D-PCM” in the “Audio” setup (page 102).
, Set “TV Type” in the “Video” setup to fit the
aspect ratio of your TV (page 100).
DVD Playback
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
the “Video” setup.
, The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.
Sound
There is no sound.
, Re-connect all connections securely.
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, The input source setting on the amplifier or the
connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
, The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
slow motion, or pause mode.
, If the audio signal does not come through the
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or
COAXIAL) jack, check the “Audio” setup
settings (page 102).
Sound is noisy.
, When playing a CD with DTS soundtracks, noise
will come from the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R)
jacks, AUDIO OUT L/R jacks, or LINE 1-TV
jack (page 37).
The sound volume is low.
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
labelled side facing up.
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
for about half an hour until the moisture
evaporates.
, If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
finalized (page 91).
The disc does not start playback from the
beginning.
, Resume play was activated (page 38).
, You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or
DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
start playback.
The recorder starts playing the disc
automatically.
, The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
function.
Playback stops automatically.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
The sound volume may improve if you set
“Audio DRC” in the “Audio” setup to “Wide
Range” (page 103).
, If the disc has an auto pause signal, the recorder
stops playback at the auto pause signal.
An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or
played.
, Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do
some of the operations above. See the instruction
manual supplied with the disc.
, While the recorder is reading disc information,
playback operations will not work.
, When recording from connected equipment, set
“Line Audio Input” in the “Audio” setup to
“Bilingual”(page 104).
, Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be
recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video
mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs.
To record the language, select “Main” or “Sub”
of “DVD Bilingual Rec.” in the “Features” setup
before recording (page 105).
To record both the main and sub sounds, record
on a DVD-RW (VR mode).
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The disc does not play.
Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.
The language for the soundtrack cannot be
changed.
, Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the disc
being played.
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
language for the soundtrack.
, 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 subtitles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The angles cannot be changed.
, Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
VIDEO being played.
, You are trying to change the angles when “
”
does not appear in the front panel display
(page 35).
, The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
, Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s
menu.
, The angles cannot be changed for the titles
recorded on this recorder.
The MP3 audio track cannot be played.
The JPEG image file cannot be played.
, The DATA CD is not recorded in a JPEG format
that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2.
, The JPEG image file does not have the extension
“.JPG” or “.JPEG.”
, The data is not formatted in JPEG even though it
has the extension “.JPG” or “JPEG.”
, The length or width of the image is more than
4,720 dots.
The title of the MP3 audio album/ track or JPEG
image folder/file is not correctly displayed.
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
z REC is pressed.
, Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
“FORMAT,” or “INF WRITE” disappears from
the front panel display.
Nothing was recorded even though the timer
setting is set correctly.
, The recorder was already turned on at the timer
recording start time. Set the recorder to standby
mode before timer recording starts.
, There was a power failure during recording.
, Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
connect it again.
, The programme contains copy protection signals
that restrict copying.
, The programme that starts first has priority and
the second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority
(page 51).
, There is no DVD inserted in the recorder.
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
Recording does not stop immediately after
x (stop) is pressed.
, It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
disc data before recording can stop.
Timer recording is not complete or did not start
from the beginning.
, There was a power failure during recording. If
the power recovers when there is a timer
recording, the recorder resumes recording.
, The programme that starts first has priority and
the second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority
(page 51).
, There is not enough disc space for the recording.
Additional Information
, The DATA CD is not recorded in the MP3
format that conforms to ISO9660 Level 1/
Level 2.
, The MP3 audio track does not have the extension
“.MP3.”
, The data is not formatted in MP3 even though it
has the extension “.MP3.”
, The data is not MPEG1 Audio Layer 3 data.
, The recorder cannot play audio tracks in
MP3PRO format.
DVD Recording/Timer recording/
Editing
, The recorder can only display numbers and
alphabet. Other characters are displayed as
asterisks.
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The c indicator flashes after timer recording is
set.
, Insert a recordable disc (page 30).
, Insert a disc with enough space for the recording.
, The disc has 99 or more titles, which prevents
further recording.
, The disc is protected (page 69).
The SYNCHRO REC indicator flashes after
Synchro-Recording is set.
, Insert a recordable disc (page 30).
, Insert a disc with enough space for the recording.
, The disc has 99 or more titles, which prevents
further recording.
, The disc is protected (page 69).
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.
VCR Playback
The playback picture does not appear on the TV
screen.
, Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR.
If you are using a monitor, set it to video input.
The picture is not clear.
, Adjust the tracking by the TRACKING +/–
buttons.
, Set “Colour System” in the “Features” setup
correctly to match the colour system that the tape
was recorded in (page 105).
, The video heads are dirty (see page 114). Clean
the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning
cassette. If a Sony cleaning cassette is not
available in your area, have the heads cleaned at
your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee
will be charged). Do not use a commercially
available liquid type cleaning cassette, as it may
damage the video heads.
, The video heads may have to be replaced.
Consult your local Sony dealer for more
information.
, The tape is defective.
The picture rolls vertically during picture
search.
, Adjust the vertical hold control on the TV or
monitor.
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The picture has no sound.
, The tape is defective.
, Check the audio cord connection.
A tape cannot be inserted.
, Check that a tape is not already in the tape
compartment.
VCR Recording
The programme position cannot be changed
from the one you are recording.
, Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
No TV programme appears on the TV screen.
, Make sure the TV is set to the channel for the VCR.
If a monitor is used, set it to video input.
, Select the correct source with the PROG +/– or
INPUT SELECT buttons. Select a programme
position number when recording TV programmes;
select “LINE1,” “LINE2,” or “LINE3” when
recording from other equipment.
TV reception is poor.
, Adjust the TV aerial.
The tape starts playing as soon as it is
inserted.
, The safety tab has been removed. To record on
this tape, cover the tab hole.
The tape is ejected when z REC is pressed.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Nothing happens when z REC is pressed.
, Make sure the tape is not at its end.
VCR Timer recording
The timer does not operate.
,
,
,
,
,
Check that the clock is set.
Make sure a tape has been inserted.
Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Make sure the tape is not at its end.
Make sure a programme has been set for timer
recording.
, Make sure the timer settings are set for a future
time.
, Check that the satellite or digital tuner is turned
on.
, “- -:- -” appears in the front panel display if the
recorder is disconnected from the mains for more
than one minute. Reset the clock and timer.
, Turn the power off and unplug the mains lead.
, The recorder was already turned on at the timer
recording start time. Set the recorder to standby
mode before timer recording starts.
, The programme that starts first has priority and
the second programme starts recording only after
the first programme has finished. If the
programmes start at the same time, the
programme listed first in the menu has priority
(page 80).
The c indicator flashes after timer recording is
set.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
The SYNCHRO REC indicator flashes after
Synchro-Recording is set.
, Check that the safety tab has not been removed.
Display
Menus or displays do not appear on the
screen.
, While the recorder is reading disc information,
the System Menu, TOOLS menu, or information
display will not appear.
Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
, The same command mode is set for both the
Sony DVD equipment. Set a different command
mode for the recorder (page 25).
Others
The recorder does not operate properly.
, Restart the recorder. Press down "/1 on the
recorder for more than ten seconds until “SONY
DVD” appears in the front panel display.
, When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder
to operate abnormally, turn off the recorder and
wait until the clock appears in the front panel
display. Then, unplug the recorder and after
leaving it off for a while, plug it in again.
The disc tray does not open after you press
Z (open/close).
, 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.
The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
, Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
“- -:- -” appears in the front panel display.
“CAN NOT RECORD BECAUSE OF HIGH TEMP.”
appears in the front panel display.
The c indicator is flashing.
, Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
not blocked. Then, turn off the recorder, wait
until the clock appears in the front panel display,
and disconnect the mains lead. Leave the
recorder off for a while, then re-connect the
mains lead, and press "/1 on the recorder.
, The disc does not have enough space.
, Insert a recordable disc or a tape with its safety
tab in place inside the recorder.
Remote control
The remote does not function.
, Batteries are weak.
, The remote is too far from the recorder.
, The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the
default setting when you replaced the batteries.
Reset the code (page 20).
, 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 (page 25).
, Slide the TV/DVD·VIDEO switch to
DVD·VIDEO (page 20).
“CHILD LOCK” appears in the front panel
display.
Additional Information
, Set the clock again (page 100).
, The recorder is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
(page 39).
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Notes About This Recorder
On adjusting volume
– A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
adhesive on it.
Symptoms caused by contaminated video
heads
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, disc/lens cleaners
Do not use a commercially available cleaning
disc or disc/lens cleaner (liquid or spray type).
These may cause the apparatus to malfunction.
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.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
commercially available disc/lens 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.
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initial
contamination
terminal
When the video heads are dirty, clean the video
heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette.
If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your
area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony
dealer (a standard service fee will be charged). Do
not use a commercially available liquid type
cleaning cassette, as it may damage the video
heads.
[Timer section]
Specifications
Clock
System
Timer indication
[DVD recorder section]
Timer setting
Laser
Semiconductor laser
Audio recording format
Dolby Digital
Video recording format
MPEG Video
[VCR section]
Format
VHS PAL standard
Video recording system
Rotary head helical scanning FM system
Video heads
Double azimuth four heads
Tape speed
SP: PAL 23.39 mm/s
LP: PAL 11.70 mm/s
EP: NTSC 11.12 mm/s,
playback only
Maximum recording/playback time
10 hrs. in LP mode (with E300 tape)
Rewind time
Approx. 1 min (with E180 tape)
[Tuner section]
Channel coverage
The above channel coverage merely ensures the
channel reception within these ranges. It does not
guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
circumstances.
24-hour cycle
12 programmes in total (max.)
Inputs and outputs
LINE 2 IN
VIDEO IN, phono jack (1)
Input signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
AUDIO IN, phono jacks (2)
Input level: 327 mVrms
Input impedance: more than 47 kilohms
S VIDEO, 4-pin, mini-DIN jack (1)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
LINE OUT
VIDEO OUT, phono jack (1)
Output signal: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms,
unbalanced, sync negative
AUDIO OUT, phono jacks (2)
Standard output: 327 mVrms
Load impedance: 47 kilohms
Output impedance: less than 10 kilohms
LINE 1 -TV
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
RGB OUT (upstream)
LINE 3/DECODER
21-pin
CVBS IN/OUT
RGB IN (downstream)
Decoder
DV IN
4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
OPTICAL, Optical output jack
–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
COAXIAL, phono jack
Output signal: 0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Additional Information
PAL (B/G)
VHF: E2 to E12
UHF: E21 to E69
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S41
PAL (B/B)
VHF: R1 to R12
UHF: R21 to R69
Quartz locked
Aerial out
75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
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COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB, PR/
CR)
Phono jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, PB/CB, PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p, 75
ohms
S VIDEO OUT
4-pin, mini-DIN jack
Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative
C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
General
Power requirements
220-240 V AC, 50 Hz
Power consumption
40 W
Power back-up
Back-up duration: 0 min
Operating temperature
5°C to 35°C
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C
Operating humidity
25% to 80%
Dimensions including projecting parts
and controls (w/h/d)
Approx. 430 × 85 × 334 mm
Mass
About i.LINK
The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
i.LINK standard and its features.
What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
digital video, digital audio and other data in two
directions between equipment having the i.LINK
jack, and for controlling other equipment.
i.LINK-compatible pieces of equipment can be
connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
applications are operations and data transactions
with various digital AV equipment. When two or
more i.LINK-compatible equipment are
connected to this recorder in a daisy chain,
operations and data transactions are possible with
not only the equipment that this recorder is
connected to but also with other devices via the
directly connected equipment.
Note, however, that the method of operation
sometimes varies according to the characteristics
and specifications of the equipment to be
connected, and that operations and data
transactions are sometimes not possible on some
connected equipment.
Approx. 4.9 kg
Supplied accessories
Remote commander (remote) (1)
R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Aerial cable (1)
Audio/video cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Compatible colour systems
[DVD recorder section]
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.
[VCR section]
This recorder is designed to record and play back
using the PAL colour system.
Recording of video sources based on other colour
systems cannot be guaranteed.
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Note
Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
(DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
to be connected.
About the name “i.LINK”
i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data
transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a
trademark approved by many corporations.
IEEE 1394 is an international standard
standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers.
i.LINK baud rate
i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
defined:
S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
equipment.
The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
When units are connected to equipment having a
different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
* What is Mbps?
Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
data that can be sent or received in one second. For
example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
megabits of data can be sent in one second.
i.LINK functions on this recorder
Required i.LINK cable
Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during
DV dubbing).
i.LINK and
Additional Information
For details on how to dub when this recorder is
connected to other video equipment having DV
jacks, see page 93.
The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
will not accept MICRO MV signals from
equipment such as a MICRO MV digital video
camera with an i.LINK jack.
For further precautions, see the notes on page 93.
For details on precautions when connecting this
recorder, also see the instruction manuals for the
equipment to be connected.
are trademarks.
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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
cover
A "/1 (on/standby) button (22)
B Disc tray (34, 48, 87)
J SELECT DVD/VIDEO buttons (34, 48, 70,
77)
C A (open/close) button (35, 48, 87)
K
D DVD t button (88)
T VIDEO button (87)
L Front panel display (46, 74)
E Tape compartment (70, 77)
N PROGRESSIVE indicator (16, 101)
F A (eject) button (70)
O PROGRAM/TRACKING +/– buttons*
(20, 48, 71, 77)
G z REC (record) button (48, 77)
H m/M (rewind/fast-forward) buttons
(37)
I H (play) button (34, 70)*
X (pause) button (35, 48, 72, 77)
x (stop) button (34, 48, 70, 77)
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(remote sensor) (19)
M SYNCHRO REC indicator (54, 82)
P DV IN jack (93)
Q LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/t (video)/o
(audio) L/R) jacks (26)
* H and PROGRAM + buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference.
Remote
For DVD functions
Buttons with an orange dot next to them can be
used with your TV when the TV/DVD·VIDEO
switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVD·VIDEO switch (20)
B Z (open/close) button (34, 48)
C DVD button (34, 48)
D Number buttons*1 (20, 52)
SET button*2
E CLEAR / -/-- (ten digit) button (41)
F
(audio) button (35)*1
(subtitle) button (35)
G ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST button (39, 59)
H DISPLAY button (45)
TIME/TEXT button (46)
I TOP MENU button (34)
J M/m/</,/ENTER button (22)
K O RETURN button (22)
L . (previous)/> (next)
buttons (35)
Mm
/
M (search) buttons (35)
N ZOOM button (35)
O z REC (record) button (48)
P REC MODE button (48, 94)
R
Additional Information
Q SYNCHRO REC button (54)
(angle) button (35)
S REPEAT button (35)
T MARKER button (41)
Slide the cover
U SEARCH button (41)
*1
*2
Number 5 and
buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference.
SET button does not work for this model.
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C ?/1 (on/standby) button (22)
D PROG (programme) +/– buttons* (20, 48)
E 2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)
F t TV/VIDEO button (20)
G INPUT SELECT button (48, 57, 94)
wj SUR (surround) button (35)
wk SYSTEM MENU button (10)
TITLE LIST button (39, 59)
TIMER button (50)
wl MENU button (34)
e; TOOLS button (11, 40)
ea
(replay)/
(advance) buttons (35)
es H (play) button* (34)
ed x (stop) button (34, 48)
ef X (pause) button (48)
eg CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
ERASE buttons (62)
eh
(wide mode) button (20)
ej ONE TOUCH DUBBING button (96)
ek COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1, 2, 3)
(25)
* PROG + and H buttons have a tactile dot. Use the
tactile dot as a reference.
Slide the cover
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For VCR functions
A TV/DVD·VIDEO switch (20)
B Z (eject) button (70)
C Number buttons (20, 81)*1
SET button*2
D CLEAR / -/-- (ten digit) button (70)
E
(audio) button*1 (75)
F DISPLAY button (74)
TIME/TEXT button (74)
G SYSTEM MENU button (10)
H O RETURN button (22)
I . (previous)/> (next)
buttons (72)
J
(search) buttons (72)
K z REC (record) button (77)
L REC MODE button (77)
M SYNCHRO REC button (82)
N ?/1 (on/standby) button (22)
O VIDEO button (70, 77)
P PROG (programme)/TRACKING +/–
buttons*1 (20, 71, 77)
Q 2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)
R t TV/VIDEO button (20)
S INPUT SELECT button (77, 85)
T TIMER button (79)
V TOOLS button (73)
W
Slide the cover
(replay)/
(advance) buttons (72)
X H (play) button*1 (70)
Y x (stop) button (70, 77)
Z X (pause) button (72, 77)
wj
Additional Information
U M/m/</,/ENTER button (22)
(wide mode) button (20)
wk COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1, 2, 3)
(25)
*1
*2
Number 5 and
buttons have a tactile dot. Use
the tactile dot as a reference.
SET button does not work for this model.
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Front panel display
DVD
RW VR VCD
TV STEREO
VIDEO
A DVD playing/recording status
I Timer indicator
B Disc type/recording format
J Displays the following (46, 74):
•
•
•
•
•
C Audio signal indicators
D TV indicator (20)
E STEREO indicator (47)
F NICAM indicator (47)
G VIDEO playing/recording status
H Tape indicator
K
Playing time/remaining time
Current title/chapter/track/index number
Recording time/recording mode
Clock
Programme position
(angle) indicator (35)
L Disc indicator
Rear panel
A i LINE 3/DECODER jack (27)
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B AUDIO OUT L/R jacks (17)
F DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL) jack
(17)
C AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (13)
G i LINE 1-TV jack (15)
D LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks
(14, 16)
H DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL) jack
(17)
E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
PR/CR) jacks (16)
I S VIDEO OUT jack (14)
Glossary
DVD-RW (page 30)
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.
A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW 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.
Copy protection signals (page 48)
DVD+R (page 30)
Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
These signals are included in some software or TV
programs and restrict recording on this recorder.
A DVD+R (read “plus 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.
Chapter (page 40)
Dolby Digital (page 102)
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” theater 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.
DTS (page 102)
DVD+RW (page 30)
A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
format.
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.
DVD VIDEO (page 32)
A disc that contains up to eight hours of moving
pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
times that of a CD. The data capacity of a doublelayer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a singlelayer and double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
double-layer and double-sided DVD is 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, which
is a worldwide standard 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 on the DVD.
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Additional Information
Digital audio compression technology by Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. 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-R (page 30)
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Interlace format
Interlace format shows every other line of an
image as a single “field” and is the standard
method for displaying images on television. The
even number field shows the even numbered lines
of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the
odd numbered lines of an image.
Original (page 58)
When you play a DVD VIDEO, the language of
the selected audio track or subtitle is abbreviated
as follows. See page 106 to change the audio track
or subtitle.
Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.
ARA
Arabic
ITA
Italian
BUL
Bulgarian
IWR
Hebrew
Playlist (page 58)
CHI
Chinese
JPN
Japanese
Playback information created from the actual
recordings on a DVD-RW (VR mode). A Playlist
leaves the original titles as they are, and contains
only the information needed to control playback.
A Playlist title takes up very little disc space.
CRO
Croatian
KOR
Korean
CZE
Czech
MAL
Malay
DAN
Danish
NLD
Dutch
DEU
German
NOR
Norwegian
ENG
English
POL
Polish
ESP
Spanish
POR
Portuguese
FIN
Finish
RUS
Russian
FRA
French
SVE
Swedish
GRE
Greek
THA
Thai
HUN
Hungarian
TUR
Turkish
IDN
Indonesian
VIE
Vietnamese
IND
Hindi
ZAF
Afrikaans
ISL
Icelandic
Progressive format (page 101)
Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
shows every other line of an image (field) to create
one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
image at once as a single frame. This means that
while the Interlace format can show 30 frames/60
fields in one second, the Progressive format can
show 60 frames in one second. The overall picture
quality increases and still images, text, and
horizontal lines appear sharper.
Title (page 40)
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 40)
Sections of a music feature on a CD (the length of
a song).
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DVD Audio/Subtitle
Language
Index
Words in quotations appear in
the on-screen displays.
Numerics
16:9 23, 100
4:3 Letter Box 23, 100
4:3 Pan Scan 23, 100
A
“A-B Erase” 60
“Add” 68
Aerial 13
Album 42
Angle 35
“Audio” 106
Audio 35
“Audio DRC” 103
“Audio” setup 102
“Auto Play” 105
“Auto Preset” 98
“Auto Repeat” 105
B
Batteries 19
Bilingual recording 47, 76
Bookmark 41
C
Changing/cancelling timer
settings (Timer List) 55, 84
Channel List 99
Chapter 40, 123
CHAPTER MARK 62
CHAPTER MARK ERASE
62
Child Lock 39
Cleaning discs 114
Cleaning the video heads 114
“Clock Set” setup 100
Colour systems 105, 116
“Combine Titles” 66
“Command Mode” 25, 107
“Component Out” 101
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
16
E
Connecting
the aerial cable 13
the audio cords 17
to your TV 14
Controlling TVs with the
remote 20
Copy protection 48, 123
Copy-Free 48
Copy-Never 48
Copy-Once 48
Counter 70
CPRM 30
“Create Playlist” 64
Creating chapters 50, 62
Easy Setup 22, 108
“Edit” 56, 84
“Edit Playlist” 66
“Edit Scene” 66
Enter characters 63
EP mode 70
“Erase” 60, 67
“Erase All Titles” 69
Erasing
A-B Erase 60
all titles 69
chapters 60
titles 60
D
F
DATA CD 32, 42
DATA DVD 32, 42
“Del” 56, 84
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 17
“Digital Out” 102
Digital video camera 93
“Disc Finalize” 69, 92
“Disc Format” 69
“Disc Information” 69
“Disc Menu” 106
“Disc Name” 69
“Disc Protect” 69
Disc types 30
Display
front panel display 122
Setup Display 97
“Divide Title” 61
Dolby Digital 24, 103, 123
“Downmix” 103
DTS 24, 37, 103, 123
“Dubbing” 87, 89
“DV Audio Input” 95, 104
“DV Dubbing” 95
DV IN 93
“DVD Auto Chapter” 104
“DVD Bilingual Rec.” 105
DVD VIDEO 32, 123
DVD+R 30, 123
DVD+R DL 30
DVD+RW 30, 123
DVD-R 30, 123
DVD-RW 30, 123
“Factory Setting” 107
Fast forward 36, 72
Fast reverse 36, 72
“Features” setup 104
“Format DVD” 104
“Front Display” 107
Front panel 118
Front panel display 122
G
G-Code 52, 81
H
Handling discs 114
I
i.LINK 93, 116
INPUT SELECT 57, 85, 94
Interlace format 124
J
JPEG image files 43
L
“Language” 106
Language abbreviation 124
“Line 1 Output” 101
LINE 1-TV 15
LINE 2 IN 26
LINE 3/DECODER 27
“Line Audio Input” 54, 57,
104
,continued
125
LP mode 76
M
Mains lead 19
Manual clock set 100
“Manual Set” 98
MARKER 41
MENU 34
Menu
Top menu 34
“Modify” 67
“Move” 68
MP3 audio tracks 42
MPEG 103
N
NICAM 47, 76
Number buttons 20, 40, 52,
81
O
One Touch Dubbing 96
On-screen display
Setup Display 97
Sub-menu 11
System Menu 10
TOOLS menu 11
“Options” setup 106
Original 40, 124
ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST 40,
58
“OSD” language 22, 106
P
“Parental” 106
Parental Control 38
PBC 38
“Picture Control” 101
Playable discs 32
Playback 34, 70
MP3 audio tracks 42
Repeat play 37
Resume Play 38
Slow-motion play 36
Playlist 40, 64, 124
“Present Time” 100
Programme Dubbing 89
“Progressive” 101
126
Progressive format 124
“Protect” 60
Q
Quick Timer 49, 77
R
Rear panel 122
REC 49, 77
REC MODE 49
Recording 47, 76
recordable discs 30
recording format 30
recording mode 47
tape speed 76
while watching another
programme
49, 77
Recording mode 47
Recording time 47, 50, 76
Region code 33
Remaining time 78
Remote 19, 119
REPEAT 37
Repeat A-B Play 38
Resetting 108
Resume Play 38
“RGB” 23, 101
Rotate 44
System Menu 10
T
“Tape Length” 105
Tape speed 76
TIME/TEXT 46
TIMER 51, 79
Timer List 55, 84
Timer recording 50, 79
change/cancel 55, 84
G-Code 52, 81
Manual setting 50, 79
Title 40, 124
Title List 39, 59
“Title Name” 60, 66
TOOLS 11
TOP MENU 34
Track 40, 124
Tracking 71
Troubleshooting 109
Tuner Preset 22
“Tuner Preset” setup 98
“TV Type” 100
TV/DVD·VIDEO switch 20
TV/VIDEO 20, 49, 77
U
“Unfinalize” 92
Unrecordable pictures 48
S
V
S VIDEO 14
Safety tab 76
“Scan Audio” 38, 103
Searching
“Chapter” 40
“End Search” 73
“Go To Zero” 73
Intro Scan 73
Time Search 40
“Title” 40
“Track” 40
Settings 97
Setup Display 97
SP mode 76
Sub-menu 11
Subtitle 35, 106
Surround 36
Synchro Rec 54, 82, 105
“VCR Function” 105
“Video” 23, 101
VIDEO CD 32
Video mode 30
“Video” setup 100
VR mode 30
Z
ZOOM 35
Zoom 44
ZWEITON 47, 76
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