Panasonic RRUS490, RRUS450, RRUS470, RRUS455, RRUS450 - IC RECORDER-PLUS, RR-US430, RR-US455, RR US470 - Digital Voice Recorder, RR-US490, RRUS430 Operating instructions

Panasonic RRUS490, RRUS450, RRUS470, RRUS455, RRUS450 - IC RECORDER-PLUS, RR-US430, RR-US455, RR US470 - Digital Voice Recorder, RR-US490, RRUS430 Operating instructions
Operating Instructions
IC Recorder
Model No.
RR-US490
RR-US470
RR-US455
RR-US450
RR-US430
The illustration shows RR-US470.
Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
E
RQT8828-1B
Instruction flow chart
The correct instruction
manual you should refer to
Instruction flow chart
Recording
This unit
Playback
Connecting IC Recorder to a computer for editing/saving
For IC Recorder operation…
For instructions on
connecting IC Recorder
to a computer, installing
instructions etc…
These Operating
Instructions
USB cable (included)
RQT8828
RR-US490
2
RR-US470
Dictation cord (included)
* Playback voice recording on computer
* Save on computer (backup)
* Edit voice recording etc.
For Voice Editing
instructions…
Computer
Voice Editing Ver. 2.0
Operating Instructions
(PDF file)
Table of contents
Point 1 when finished, switch Hold on. ......................
Recordings become audio files
Point 2 and the files are stored in folders. .................
6
Point 3 that best suits the situation. ..........................
Part names ........................................................
How to use the quick search dial ....................
List of menus ....................................................
Setting the time.................................................
Canceling the operation beep .........................
8
9
10
11
11
Choose a recording method
5
7
Basic use
Recording .......................................................... 12
Meeting recording .......................................................
Display during recording .............................................
Dictation recording......................................................
Stop and pause .........................................................
Confirming the remaining time....................................
12
12
13
13
13
Other recording methods ................................ 14
Zoom recording (recording target voice clearly) .........
Recording through an external microphone ...............
Listening to the recording in progress ........................
Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS) ...................
Timer recording ..........................................................
14
14
14
15
15
While a file is being played
* Adjusting the volume .............................................. 16
* Moving forward/Moving backward .......................... 16
* Making recorded sounds easier to catch (reducing noise)... 16
Other playing methods .................................... 17
Searching points for listening (fast forward and fast backward) .....
Changing the playback speed ....................................
Playing files successively ...........................................
Listening with earphones ............................................
Advanced use
17
17
18
18
Organizing files................................................. 19
Preparation
Before operating, switch Hold off,
Playing ............................................................... 16
2
4
4
5
Deleting ...................................................................... 19
Moving ........................................................................ 19
Lock (file protection) ................................................... 19
Security functions ............................................ 20
Security functions of this unit ......................................
Folder S and password ...............................................
Setting the password ..................................................
Playback using the password .....................................
When you forget the password ...................................
20
20
20
21
21
Recording to / from a cassette tape ................ 22
Reference
Using the unit with a computer .......................
Troubleshooting guide .....................................
Sales and Support Information .......................
Care and use .....................................................
Maintenance ......................................................
Specifications ...................................................
Panasonic Warranty (ONLY FOR AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND) .....
23
30
33
34
36
37
39
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Preparation
Instruction flow chart .......................................
Supplied accessories .......................................
Inserting batteries ............................................
Before use .........................................................
3
Supplied accessories Inserting batteries
Use numbers indicated in parentheses
when asking for replacement parts.
(Product numbers correct as of April
2008. These may be subject to change.)
3
1
2
AAA (LR03) batteries
(not included)
Make sure the batteries face the right directions.
All models
1 USB cable
[K2KZ4CB00012]
RR-US490
RR-US470
1 Dictation cord
[K2KC2CB00001]
RR-US490
RR-US470
RR-US455
RR-US450
2 CD-ROM
(Voice Editing Ver.2.0 Premium Edition)
* Replace the batteries within 30 seconds to preserve the
settings. (Recordings remain intact.)
* The clock, however, will stop until the batteries have been inserted.
* If rechargeable batteries are to be used, rechargeable
batteries manufactured by Panasonic are recommended.
* When batteries are inserted, “
” or “
” flashes on the
display. Set Hold off (➜ page 5) and set the time (➜ page 11).
The battery indicator
RR-US455
4 CD-ROM
(Dragon, NaturallySpeaking 7 Preferred)
(Displayed during recording/playback)
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RR-US430
4
1 CD-ROM
(Voice Editing Ver.2.0 Standard Edition)
Refer to page 33 for Sales and Support Information
(for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland).
Replace the batteries.
“
* When “
” indicates flashing.
” is displayed, replace the batteries.
Before use
Before operating,
switch Hold off,
when finished,
switch Hold on.
When you set Hold on
Hold
(Slide up)
Remove the seal from
the display before use.
Hold off
(Slide down)
* Button operations are ignored even if
you press buttons by mistake.
* When you set Hold on while recording
o r p l ay i n g , “
” a p p e a r s fo r
2 seconds and the recording or
playing display reappears.
* When you set Hold on while the unit is
” appears for 2 seconds
stopped, “
and the display turns off.
Preparation
1
2 seconds
later
This unit has no power button.
* You can make batteries last longer
by setting Hold on and turning the
display off.
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Point
Hold function
* This function prevents accidental
operation when you put the unit in
your pocket or bag. It also prevents
battery loss from accidental unit
operation.
5
Before use
Point
2
Recordings
become audio
files and the
files are stored
in folders.
A new audio file is
created each time
you record.
File
The created file is
stored in a folder.
* A maximum of 99 files can be stored in each folder.
* Remaining recording time (➜ page 13) may become
shorter than periods listed in this table.
MEETING
FOLDERS
(A, B, C and S)
DICTATION
FOLDER
(M)
File
Approximate total recording time of all folders
Model
RR-US490
RR-US470
RR-US455/RR-US450
RR-US430
HQ (High quality)
79 hours 10 minutes
39 hours
19 hours 10 minutes
9 hours 40 minutes
FQ (Fine quality)
158 hours 30 minutes 78 hours 10 minutes
38 hours 30 minutes
19 hours 30 minutes
66 hours
33 hours 20 minutes
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Recording mode
6
SP (Standard play)
271 hours 30 minutes
134 hours
3
Choose a
recording method
that best suits
the situation.
To record a low-level sound source…
• Place the unit on a desk etc. closer to the source.
• Use “L” microphone sensitivity for close proximity
hand-held recording.
Meeting recording settings
Microphone sensitivity
Zoom
recording
H (Far)
L (Near)
[OFF] A normal meeting
A meeting held in a small room
[ON]
An interview during a meeting
Recording mode
A lesson, lecture
HQ (high quality)/ FQ (fine quality)/ SP (standard play)
DICTATION RECORDING
As the dictation recording settings
are all factory-set, dictation can be
recorded quickly and simply. Use
this mode when computer voice
recognition software is to be used.
Dictation recording settings
Microphone sensitivity Dictation Recording level (fixed)
Recording mode
HQ (high quality) (fixed)
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Point
Preparation
MEETING RECORDING
Using different combinations of
recording modes and microphone
sensitivity levels, you can adjust
audio quality according to recording
situations. Using the zoom function,
you can also record target voice
clearly (➜ page 14).
7
Part names
bn
bo
1
2
3
Microphone sensitivity
Recording mode
Recording level
Battery indicator
MIC
(PLUG
IN POWE
R)
4
Folder
MENU
5
6
7
8
9
bk
Display
(during recording)
bl
bp
File
Recording elapsed time
Hand strap hole
bq
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bm
8
1Built-in microphone
2Recording indicator
3Record/pause
4Stop
5Zoom
6Display
7Folder/menu
8Erase
9Quick search dial
bkHold
blSpeaker
bmUSB jack
bnExternal
microphone jack
boHeadphone/earphone jack
bpZoom microphone
(dented area)
bqBattery cover
How to use the quick search dial
In this manual
A: Dial:
Turn the dial to right or left
to select an item.
A:Turn [
].
B: Joystick:
B:Press [q/ g] to confirm.
Press to confirm the item.
*Avoid pressing too much when you turn the quick search dial.
Preparation
Basic operations
Joystick operations (see above B for the confirming operation)
Ú You can also select items by tilting the joystick. This
manual explains dial operations in most sections.
C: Tilt the stick to left and
right.
C: Tilt the joystick to [p / o].
D: Tilt the stick up and
down.
D: Tilt the joystick to [[ / ]].
Volume control
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Playback (➜ pages 16 and 17)
Password entry (➜ pages 20 and 21)
9
List of menus
[
]
[
HOLD
ERASE
FOLDER
]
ZOOM
STOP REC/PAUSE
1 Press and hold [ FOLDER/ MENU] for 1 second or longer (while stopped) to display menus.
2 Turn [
] and press [q/ g] to confirm.
*
Press [STOP] to stop an operation midway/cancel the setting.
If an operation is not started within 60 seconds, unfinished settings are canceled.
Recording modeÚ1 Microphone sensitivityÚ1
(➜ page 12)
(➜ page 12)
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Operation beep
(➜ page 11)
10
Successive play
(➜ page 18)
Security
(➜ page 20)
LockÚ2
(➜ page 19)
VAS
(➜ page 15)
Setting the time
(➜ page 11)
Ú1 Displayed only when a Meeting Recording folder (A, B, C or S) is selected.
Ú2 Displayed only when there is a recorded file.
Ú3 Displayed only when the clock is set.
Timer recordingÚ3
(➜ page 15)
Remaining recording time
(➜ page 13)
* When the year is flashing (e.g. “
” or “
” on the display), begin from step 4.
Hold
1 Set
2 Display the menu
off
(➜ page 5)
While stopped, press and
hold [ FOLDER/ MENU]
for 1 second or longer.
*
4 Set the time
3 Select “
”
Turn [
] to select
“
” and press
[q/ g] to confirm.
Turn [
] and press [q/ g] to confirm. (Press [STOP] after confirming 5.)
1Year
2Month
3Day
4Time display (12/24H) 5Time
→
→
→
→
→
*T h e c l o c k
operates with
the monthly error
margin of +/– 60
seconds at room
temperature.
* The clock returns
to standby when
you perform
no time setting
operation for 60
s e c o n d s. I f t h i s
happens restar t
setting the time.
Preparation
Setting the time
Canceling the operation beep
1 Display
2 Select “BEEP” 3 Select “ ”
the menu
While stopped,
press and hold
[ FOLDER/
MENU] for 1
second or longer.
*
Turn [
]
and press
[q/g] to
confirm.
]
1 Turn [
and press
[q/ g] to
confirm.
2 Press [STOP].
* To use the operation
beep, select “ ” in
step 3.
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11
Recording
[
]
[
HOLD
ERASE
FOLDER
ZOOM
]
STOP REC/PAUSE
Meeting recording
Using different combinations of recording modes and microphone sensitivity levels, you can adjust audio
quality according to recording situations.
a Meeting
1 Select
Recording folder
2 Display
the recording
Press [ FOLDER/
MENU].
1Press and hold
(A, B, C or S)
*
Each time you
press:
the microphone
4 Select
sensitivity level
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1 Press [q/ g] to
12
display microphone
sensitivity.
2 Turn [
] and
press [q/ g] to
confirm.
H: Far
3 Press [STOP].
L: Near
mode menu
[ FOLDER/
MENU] for 1
second or longer.
2After making sure
the display at
right, press
[q/g] to confirm.
3 Select
the recording
mode
1Turn [
].
*
5 Record
Press
[REC/PAUSE].
2Press [q/ g]
to confirm.
HQ: High quality
FQ: Fine quality
SP: Standard play
* The factory
setting is “HQ”.
Display during recording
Display changes depending on recording levels.
Light stays on
while recording.
(Flashes while
paused.)
Recording
elapsed time
(Flashes while
paused.)
Dictation recording
1
Select folder
M
2
Press [ FOLDER/
MENU].
Record
Press
[REC/PAUSE].
*
Confirming the remaining time
When you press [ FOLDER/ MENU]
while recording, the remaining recording
time appears.
*
Each time you
press:
Basic use
As the dictation recording settings are all factory-set, dictation can be recorded quickly and simply.
Use this mode when computer voice recognition software is to be used.
Stop and pause
* Press [STOP] to stop recording.
* The following recording information is displayed when
recording is stopped.
* To return to the initial menu, press
[ FOLDER/ MENU] again.
* Remaining recording time also
appears when the time becomes very
short.
Recording
start time
Recording
time
The number of
files in folder
* While recording, press [REC/PAUSE] to pause. Press it again
to resume recording. (Recording continues in the same file.)
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*
Recording
date
13
Other recording methods
g Zoom recording (recording target voice clearly)
Zoom recording enables you to clearly record
sounds coming from the direction this unit is
aimed at. It is suitable for recording lectures and
interviews.
Select Meeting Recording folders (➜ page12).
Aim this unit to the
sound you want to
record and slide
[ZOOM q] toward
the arrow.
“ZOOM” is displayed
when zoom recording is
being used.
Do not block the zoom microphone (➜ page 8) intentionally with your fingers or other items.
* Zoom recording can be switched on and off even when Hold is on.
* The zoom function does not work when you select folder M or when you use an external microphone.
g Recording through an external microphone
* When you attach an external microphone, the
built-in microphone automatically goes off.
Plug type: ø 3.5 mm monaural mini plug
Insert
securely
External
microphone
(not included)
MIC
(PLUG IN POW
ER)
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g Listening to the recording in progress
Connect earphones (not included).
(Sounds are monaural.)
Plug type: ø 3.5 mm mini plug
* The volume is fixed for recording.
Insert
securely
MIC
14
(PLUG IN POW
ER)
]
[
HOLD
ERASE
FOLDER
ZOOM
]
STOP REC/PAUSE
g Preventing unnecessary recording (VAS: Voice Activated System)
Recording is automatically paused if there is no sound for more than 3 seconds.
1 Display
the menu 2
Press
and hold
[ FOLDER/
MENU] for
1 second or
longer.
*
Select “
”
Turn [
] and
press [q/ g] to
confirm.
3 Select “
”
1Turn [
]
and press
[q/ g] to
confirm.
2Press
[STOP].
4
Record
(➜ page 12)
“ ” flashes
when
the VAS
function is
active.
Turn the function
off when recording
important files.
* To turn the function
off, select “
”
in step 3.
Basic use
[
Timer recording can be set to make 1 recording at a specified time. After setting the
timer, you can keep the unit on standby by setting hold on (➜ page 5).
Preparation: Select the folder to be recorded to and the recording settings (➜ page 12).
Select “
1 Display
the menu 2
Press
and hold
[ FOLDER/
MENU] for
1 second or
longer.
*
”
Turn [
] and
press [q/ g] to
confirm.
3 Select “ ” 4 Set the time
Turn [
] and 1Start time
press [q/g] to
Turn [
] and
confirm.
press [q/g] to
confirm.
2Finish time
Turn [
] and
press [q/g] to
confirm.
Yo u c a n s t o p
timer recording
in progress, but
you cannot bring
it to a pause.
* To confirm the
recording start
and finish time,
perform step 2.
* To cancel the
timer, select
” in step 3.
“
* To close the menu,
press [STOP].
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g Timer recording
15
Playing
1 Select the folder
Press
[ FOLDER/ MENU].
[
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g While a file is being played
16
[
HOLD
2 Select the file
Turn [
].
*
Each time you press:
]
* After selection,
information at the
time of recording
is displayed.
ERASE
FOLDER
][[/]][p/o]
ZOOM
3 Play
Press [q/ g].
* When you press
[q/ g] again,
playback pauses.
Press once
more to resume
playback.
Adjusting the volume
Tilt the joystick to [[ / ]]. (Volume range is 0 to 20. Factory setting is 13.)
Moving forward
Tilt the joystick to [o].
Tilt and hold to search (➜ page 17).
Moving backward
Tilt the joystick to [p].
Tilt it twice to play the previous file. (Tilting once starts the playback of the previous
file when it has been playing for less than 3 seconds.)
Tilt and hold to search (➜ page 17).
Making recorded sounds easier to catch (reducing noise)
1Press [ FOLDER/ MENU] while playing.
2Turn [
] to select “
” (“
” flashes when selected) and press [q/g] to confirm.
3Turn [
] to select “ ” and press [q/g] to confirm.
*To cancel, select “
” in step 3.
*
STOP REC/PAUSE
Other playing methods
Quick search
Turn [
] while playing.
* You can search forward/backward quickly without sound (except the operation beep).
* The fast forward and fast backward speed changes according to the dial turning speed.
* To return to normal playback, stop turning.
Slow search
While playing, tilt the joystick to [p / o] and hold it in the position for 1 second or longer.
* You can search slowly with sound.
* To return to normal playback, release your finger.
Basic use
g Searching points for listening (fast forward and fast backward)
g Changing the playback speed
Playback is available at 5 different speeds.
*
The playback speed rises as the flashing
bars move right. The illustration shows the
display for the normal speed playback.
Tu r n [
] to select “SPEED”
(“SPEED” flashes when selected),
press [ q / g ] to confirm, and then
turn [
] to select the playback
speed.
The unit performs playback at the
selected speed.
* The bar flashes when listening at a
playback speed other than normal.
When playing
back at the
double speed
* To return to the
normal playback
speed, move the
flashing bars to the
center in the way
instructed at left.
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Press
[ FOLDER/
MENU]
while
playing.
17
Other playing methods
[
]
[
HOLD
ERASE
FOLDER
]
ZOOM
STOP REC/PAUSE
g Playing files successively
Files stored in the same folder are played successively.
1
Display
the menu
Press and hold
[ FOLDER/ MENU]
for 1 second or
longer.
*
2
Select “ALL”
Turn [
] and press
[q/ g] to confirm.
3
Select “
1Turn [
] and
press [q/ g] to
confirm.
2Press [STOP].
* The unit plays all files in order from the selected one to the last one.
* When the last file finishes, playback stops automatically.
* Press [STOP] twice to stop successive play midway.
* To cancel, select “
” in step 3.
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g Listening with earphones
18
Connect earphones (not included).
(Sounds are monaural.)
Plug type: ø 3.5 mm mini plug
* The speaker is automatically turned off
when earphones are used.
”
Insert
securely
MIC
(PLUGI
4
Play
Press [q/ g].
Organizing files
g Deleting (a file/ all files in a folder/ all folders except S/ all folders)
Display the
Select a file or folder
1
deleting menu
2
3 Delete
Press and hold
[ERASE] for
1 second or
longer.
When a file is deleted.
Selecting All files in All folders All folders
Deleted files cannot be recovered.
a file
a folder
except S
* Protected files cannot be deleted.
g Moving
Preparation: Play the file to be moved (➜ page 16).
Files can be moved both
Display
Select the destination folder
Move
ways among folders A, B
the moving
Press and hold
Turn
[
].
and C.
menu
[q/g] for 1 second
Files can be moved from
Press and hold
or longer.
Destination folder
folder M to folders A, B, C
[ FOLDER/
Play will stop and the
Number
of
files
in
and S, but files cannot be
MENU] for
file is moved to the end
the destination folder
moved to folder M.
1 second or longer.
of the selected folder.
Turn [
].
2
3
*
Preparation: Select a folder containing a file to protect.
g Lock (file protection)
Display
Select “LOCK”
Select the file you want to lock
the menu
1
Press and hold
[ FOLDER/
MENU] for
1 second or longer.
*
2
]
Turn [
and press
[q/g] to
confirm.
3
1Turn [
] and
press [q/g] to
confirm.
2Press [STOP].
* To unlock, select
the file you want
t o u n l o ck , t h e n
confirm.
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1
Basic use/Advanced use
Press [ERASE].
19
Security functions
Security functions of this unit
MEMO
Password (This unit)
Authentication key
(Voice Editing)
This unit has 2 security functions.
1Password set in this unit
2Authentication key set with Voice Editing (See Voice Editing Ver. 2.0 Operating Instructions (PDF file).)
Folder S and password
* Folder S is used to secure files. Once set, a password is necessary for playing files in this folder.
* The password is a 4-digit number. You can set the password using any combination of numbers. To play
files in folder S, enter the password you set.
* You can move files in other folders to folder S, but you cannot move files in folder S to any of the other
folders unless the password matches.
Setting the password
1 Display
the menu
Press and hold
[ FOLDER/ MENU]
for 1 second or
longer.
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Select “
”
Turn [
] and
press [q/ g] to
confirm.
3 Select “
”
Turn [
] and
press [q/ g] to
confirm.
4 Set
the password
] to
1Turn [
select a number.
2Press [q/ g] to
move to the next digit.
After entering the
fourth number, press
[q/ g] to confirm.
3Press [STOP].
Write down the password in the MEMO space (above) to keep it in memory.
* To initialize the password, select “
” in step 3 and enter the password you set.
* To move among digits, tilt the joystick to [p/ o] in step 4.
*
20
2
[
HOLD
ERASE
FOLDER
ZOOM
][p/o]
STOP REC/PAUSE
Playback using the password
1
Select folder S
1Press
[ FOLDER/
MENU].
2Select “
”.
*
2
Select a file
to be played
1Turn [
].
2Press [q/ g]
to confirm.
3
When the password matches
Enter
The password is temporarily
the password released and the selected file in
1Enter the
4-digit
password.
2Press [q/ g].
folder S is played.
When the password is wrong
The unit beeps twice (➜ page 11) and
the password entry display reappears.
When the password matches, the security function using the password is suspended for 10 minutes.
When the password is released and no operation is performed for 10 minutes, the password is
automatically set and files in folder S become unplayable.
When wrong passwords are entered 5 times in succession, the unit stops accepting password entry for
15 minutes.
When you forget the password
Initialize the password by taking the steps below.
1Release all locks set on files in folder S (➜ page 19).
2Delete all files in folder S. (Deleted files cannot be recovered.)
3Enter the security menu and set the password as “
”.
Advanced use
]
How folder S is displayed
Password is not set
Password is set
During password entry/
password release/playback
Password release to end in 10 seconds
* You can also keep the files in folder S and just delete the password. Connect this unit to a computer and
use the computer to delete the password. (See Voice Editing Ver. 2.0 Operating Instructions (PDF file).)
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21
Recording to / from a cassette tape
Read the operating instructions for the connected equipment.
g Recording to a cassette tape recorder etc.
Record
Select the file to copy and play
Audio cable (not included)
MIC
(PLUG IN POW
ER)
Monaural
mini plug
Stereo
mini plug
Stereo
MIC jack
Monaural
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
Monaural
MIC jack
Audio cable (not included)
g Recording from a cassette tape recorder etc.
Start playing
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Audio cable (not included)
22
Headphone
jack
Stereo
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
Record
Press [REC/PAUSE]
Monaural
mini plug
Monaural
mini plug
MIC
(PLUG IN POW
ER)
Audio cable (not included)
* The recorded sound may differ from the original recording.
* Adjust the recording volume on the source to the desired level.
Using the unit with a computer
* Voice Editing Ver.2.0 Premium Edition (hereinafter
) is included for RR-US490, RR-US470,
RR-US455 and RR-US450.
* Voice Editing Ver.2.0 Standard Edition (hereinafter
) is included for RR-US430.
* There are 2 CD-ROMs for
.
occupies 1 CD-ROM only.
The program installer starts automatically.
• When the installer does not automatically start
(1) From the “Start” menu click “Run”.
(2) Type “Ú:\Launcher\VEdV1Launcher.exe” and click “OK”.
Ú is the CD-ROM drive ID.
3Click “Voice Editing Ver.2.0”.
Installation starts.
Follow on-screen instructions for any subsequent operations.
• Change the CD-ROM #1 for #2 according to the message that will appear in the middle of
installation. Installation continues automatically.
• Change the CD-ROM #2 for #1 according to the message that will appear when the
installation of #2 is complete.
• The voice recognition engine and text to speech/translation engine should start installing
while Voice Editing is being installed. (Alternatively, you can install them afterwards.)
4Click “Finish” from the InstallShield Wizard Complete screen.
Selecting “Yes, I want to restart my computer now” automatically re-starts the computer and
completes installation.
Advanced use / Reference
Installing Voice Editing
1Start Windows.
2Insert the included CD-ROM (or CD-ROM #1) into your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
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Using the unit with a computer
2
Connecting this unit to a computer with the USB cable
You cannot operate the unit while it is connected to a computer.
• Do not use any other USB connection cables except the supplied one.
Slanted
Align the jack
orientation.
Insert straight in
with USB symbol
facing downward.
USB cable
(included)
Upside down
(USB symbol facing
upward)
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Caution: Use only the included USB cable with a ferrite core when connecting to computer.
” appears. When transferring data, “
• When connected to a computer, “
Do not disconnect the USB cable while “
” is flashing.
” flashes.
3
Starting Voice Editing
1
Double-click the “Voice
Editing” icon on the desktop.
fter double clicking, a dialog box for entering
A
the authentication key appears.
3Click “Settings” in the “IC Recorder
Authentication Key Settings” dialog box.
4Click “Yes” in the confirmation dialog box.
See Voice Editing Ver. 2.0 Operating Instructions (PDF file) for how to use Voice Editing and other
information not provided in this manual.
g Using the Operating Instructions (PDF file)
In the Windows “Start” menu, click “All Programs”
“Panasonic”
“Voice Editing”
“Voice Editing Operating Instructions” or in the “Help (H)” menu in the Voice Editing main screen,
click “Operating Instructions (H)”.
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• Enter an “authentication key” that has 1 to
128 characters.
• We recommend that you use a phrase that is
easy to remember for the “authentication key”.
Example: Good morning, this is Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. How
can I help you?
• Write down the authentication key in the MEMO
space (➜ page 20) to keep it in memory.
Reference
2Enter the “authentication key”.
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Using the unit with a computer
g System requirements (through page 29)
You will need an IBM PC/AT computer with the following attributes or equivalent, and the following software and
hardware in order to use this application.
OS:
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Microsoft® Windows® 98 Second Edition
Microsoft® Windows® Millennium Edition
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional Ú
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional Ú
ÚOnly available when the user is logged in as the system administrator. Cannot be used by multiple users.
(Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP only)
• Not compatible with Microsoft Windows® 3.1, Windows® 95, Windows® 98 (except for Windows® 98 SE)
and Windows NT®.
• Operation is not guaranteed on an upgraded OS.
• Not compatible with Mac OS.
Hardware:
CPU: Windows® 98 SE / Windows® Me: Intel® Pentium® II 333 MHz or higher
Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP: Intel® Pentium® III 500 MHz or higher
RAM: Windows® 98 SE / Windows® Me: 128 MB or more
Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP: 256 MB or more
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Free hard disk space:
150 MB or more
• Additional free hard disk space may be necessary depending on the Windows® version and voice file being used.
• Additional free space is required to install Acrobat® Reader®, DirectX® 9.0c, and voice recognition/text-to-speech/translation
engines (all included), as well as “Voice Editing Launcher”(Office Add-In and Internet Explorer Contextual Menu Add-In).
• Additional free space is temporarily required for sound waveform display, voice recognition, text-to-speech conversion,
translation, sound recording, CD-R recording (Windows® XP only), and “Voice Editing Launcher”.
• Installing all Voice Editing functions and engines for all languages requires approximately 1.5 GB of free
space.
120MB or more
•Additional free hard disk space may be necessary depending on the Windows® version and voice file
being used.
•Approximately 25MB of additional free hard disk space when installing Acrobat® Reader® (included).
•Approximately 50MB of additional free hard disk space when installing DirectX® 9.0c (included).
Note
The following hardware limitations should be noted.
• Not compatible with multiprocessor computers or multiboot environments.
• Operation not guaranteed on user-built computers.
• Operation not guaranteed on 64-bit computers.
• Even if the system requirements mentioned in these operating instructions are fulfilled, some personal
computers cannot be used.
The following limitations should be noted.
• Voice recognition, text-to-speech, and translation engines are installed on the same drive as the
operating system (usually the C drive).
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CD-ROM drive (for installation)
CD-R/RW drive (required to use the CD-R writing function in Windows® XP)
Sound: Windows compatible sound device
Display: High Color (16 bit) or more. Desktop resolution of 800 ȿ 600 pixels or more.
(1024 ȿ 768 pixels or more recommended)
Interface: USB port (Operation cannot be guaranteed if you use a USB hub or extension cable.)
Other requirements:
Mouse or equivalent pointing device
Reference
Drive:
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Using the unit with a computer
• The operating system must support the languages of the voice recognition, text-to-speech, and translation engines.
• Before voice recognition, the speaker’s voice must be registered in a training process. Sound files of
speakers whose voices have not been registered in training cannot be converted to text correctly.
About Windows Vista
• Visit the following website for information about Voice Editing and using it on Windows Vista.
http://panasonic.net/support/ (This website is in English only.)
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Necessary software:
DirectX® 8.1 or later / Internet Explorer 6.0
Microsoft Office 2000/XP/2003 (support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required when using
the Office Add-in) These features are not available in
.
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• Microsoft and its logo as well as Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT and DirectX are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation of the U.S.
• Intel, Pentium and Celeron are registered trademarks or trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
• Nuance, the Nuance logo, the Dragon logo, Dragon, NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications Inc., and/or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Noise cancellation features of this software incorporate technology of ANIMO LIMITED.
• Adobe and its logo, Acrobat, and Acrobat Reader are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
• FineSpeech(TM).
• Other system names and product names appearing in this document are in general the registered
trademarks or trademarks of the respective developer companies.
Note that the “TM” mark and “®” mark do not appear in this document.
Includes features for use in conjunction with Dragon, NaturallySpeaking dictation software (sold separately, from
Nuance Communications, Inc.). For details on Dragon, NaturallySpeaking, visit the Nuance Communications website:
http://www.nuance.com/dragon/
Reference
• Translation (and interpretation) results are merely one example, and accuracy cannot be
guaranteed. We cannot be liable for the translation results in any way. Additionally, please refrain
from publishing, selling, or distributing unedited translation results, which may violate copyright law.
• Noise cancellation may not be effective in some cases, depending on the recording environment.
Choosing stronger noise cancellation in the available range (1–5) may lower the volume of the
recorded voice and may change its sound characteristics.
• Recording and operating problems may occur on some computer systems. Please note that
Panasonic and Panasonic dealers cannot be held liable for any lost audio data or other direct or
indirect damage except in cases of intentional or gross negligence.
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Install and use Voice Editing Ver.2.0 Premium Edition with RR-US490, RR-US470, RR-US455 and RR-US450.
Uninstall the following before installing this software.
You cannot install two versions of Sound File Management Software on the same computer.
- Voice Editing Ver.1.0 Premium Edition
- Voice Editing Ver.1.0 Light Edition for D-snap Audio
- Voice Editing Ver.1.0 Professional Edition
- Voice Editor 3
- Voice Editing Ver.1.0 Standard Edition
- Voice Editor 2
- Previous versions of Voice Editing software (for Panasonic IC Recorder RR-US360/RR-US361)
- SD Voice Editor Ver. 1. x
Install Voice Editing Ver.2.0 Standard Edition when you use RR-US430. Previous versions do not
work with RR-US430. Standard Edition can be installed on the same computer on which a previous
version is already installed.
If you install it on the same computer, note that the new desktop icon is as shown at right.
To use only one edition, uninstall both editions and then reinstall the desired edition.
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points,
or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions.
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Symptom
“U01” appears on the display.
No operation.
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•
•
•
Operation is not possible when •
“hold” appears on the display.
“2008” or “2007”, “12:00” flashes. •
“EE:EE” is displayed.
•
Available recording time does not
increase correspondingly after
deleting files.
There is no sound from the earphone or •
it is difficult to hear or noisy.
•
Recording stops.
•
“-- --” appears instead of the •
recording date.
Playback speed is too fast or slow. •
“FULL” appears.
•
•
Checkpoints
The battery has run down.
Make sure the batteries are correctly inserted.
You cannot operate when the unit is connected to a computer.
The Hold function is on (➜ page 5).
Set the time (➜ page 11).
This can occur after repeatedly recording and deleting files.
-Unlock all your files, then delete all folders to remedy this
(➜ page19).
Ensure the plug is inserted firmly.
Wipe the plug clean.
VAS may be functioning (➜ page 15).
Set the time (➜ page 11).
Set the play speed to normal (➜ page 17).
There are 99 files in the folder.
There is no remaining recording time.
-Delete unneeded files (➜ page 19).
Cannot play.
A recording disappeared.
Cannot set timer recording.
Timer recording does not work.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The timer covers 24 hours from the present time only.
You cannot set a recording period longer than 24 hours using the timer.
Set the time (➜ page 11).
You cannot set the timer if there is less than 1 minute of available recording time.
The settings are cancelled if the batteries are removed and the clock settings are cleared.
Timer recording does not work if the unit is used for playback or another operation at a set time.
Timer recording setting is canceled once timer recording is
performed. Set the timer again when necessary ( page 15).
• VAS may be “On” (➜ page 15).
Files created through timer recording are
shorter than periods set with the timer.
Cannot use a battery that can be • This unit considers the battery as empty even if there is actually
used on other equipment.
power left in it. This is to preserve the clock and other memory items.
Recorded sounds contain noise • Reduce noise (➜ page 16). Noise is reduced and listening becomes easier.
that makes them difficult to catch.
Recording in the HQ mode is recommended. (This unit is designed for extended
recording of human voice. It is not suited for recording music.)
Reference
Cannot move a file.
Checkpoints
There is no sound when you have connected earphones.
The file is protected (➜ page 19).
The folder is already empty.
You cannot move files to folders that already contain 99 files.
You cannot move files from folder A, B, C or S to the dictation folder.
You cannot move files from folder S unless the password matches.
You tried to play secured files in folder S. You must enter a password
set on this unit to play files in folder S (➜ pages 20 and 21).
• Recordings can disappear if the unit receives a shock (e.g. it is dropped), or the batteries go out during recording.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Symptom
No sound from the speaker.
Cannot delete a file or folder.
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Troubleshooting guide
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Symptom
Sound is distorted.
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Checkpoints
• Non-voice recordings such as music on CDs may become
distorted in playback.
Sound is distorted when listening • Keep earphones and the microphone you are using separate.
to the recording in progress with
earphones.
Message appears when connecting • A message appears when you connect this unit to a computer
to a computer.
for the first time. It asks you to enter an authentication key. The
key is used for authenticating the unit and the computer.
I hear noises.
• Move the mobile telephone away from this unit when you use the
two in the same area.
Voice Editing does not start or does • Make sure that “PC” is on this unit’s display, and that this unit is
not work correctly.
recognized as a drive in Voice Editing. Set the USB cable in and
out of IC Recorder’s USB jack several times when the unit is not
recognized as a drive.
• The connection may not work if you connect via a USB hub or a
USB extension cable.
I used the “Dictation cord” supplied • Depending on your computer, you may also be able to improve
with the unit, but microphone
the sensitivity by reversing the “Straight mini plug” and the
sensitivity did not improve. Computer “L-shaped mini plug” connections.
voice recognition level is still low.
Cannot successfully convert audio • You should use IC Recorder in the dictation recording mode. You
to text with Voice Editing.
can make better recordings for voice recognition in this recording
mode (➜ page 7). (Refer to the Voice Editing Operating
Instructions (PDF file).)
Sales and Support Information
Customer Care Centre
• For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3582
• For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333
• Visit our website for product information
• E-mail: [email protected]
Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
• Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our
Customer Care Centre Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm, Friday 9:30am-5:30pm (Excluding public
holidays).
• Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at www.panasonic.co.uk.
• Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
• All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd.
• It couldn’t be simpler!
• Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products, take a browse
on our website for further details.
Reference
Technical Support for AV Software
• For UK, ROI:08701 505610
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Interested in purchasing an extended guarantee?
Please call 0870 240 6284 or visit our website www.panasonic.co.uk/guarantee.
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Care and use
To reduce risk of radio interference caused by headphone-, earphone- or microphone cables, only use
adequate accessories with the cable length less than 3 m.
g Unit
• Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.
• To avoid product damage, do not expose this product to rain, water or other liquids.
• The unit’s speaker does not have magnetic shielding. Do not place the unit near televisions, personal
computers, magnetized cards (bank cards, commuter passes) or other devices easily influenced by a
magnet.
g Batteries
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
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•
•
Do not peel off the covering on batteries and do not use the batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
Align the poles ( and ) correctly when inserting the batteries.
Do not mix different types of batteries or old and new batteries.
Remove the batteries if you do not intend to use the unit for a long time.
Do not heat or expose to flame.
Do not leave the batteries in an automobile exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with
doors and windows closed.
Do not attempt to recharge dry cell batteries.
Battery mishandling can cause electrolyte leakage which can damage items the fluid contacts and may
cause a fire. If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer. Wash thoroughly with water if
electrolyte comes in contact with any part of your body.
Keep batteries out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
When carrying batteries in a pocket or bag, ensure no metal objects such as necklaces are placed
together with them. Contact with metal may cause short-circuiting which can cause a fire. For safety,
carry the rechargeable batteries in the battery carrying case.
Notice about the rechargeable battery
The battery is designated recyclable.
Please follow your local recycling regulations.
SUOMI
Ladattavaa akkua koskeva huomautus
Akku on määritetty kierrätettäväksi.
Noudata paikallisia kierrätysmääräyksiä.
NORSK
Om det oppladbare batteriet
Batteriet er spesifisert som resirkulerbart.
Vennligst følg de lokale bestemmelsene for
resirkulering.
• Do not play your headphones or earphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous extended play.
• If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
• Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
• You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.
• Even if your headphones or earphones are the open-air type designed to let you hear outside sounds,
don’t turn up the volume so high that you can’t hear what’s around you.
Reference
g Precautions for listening with the Headphones or Earphones
Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earphones or any other parts that directly contact
your skin.
Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic reactions.
This product may receive radio interference caused by mobile telephones or other products during
operation. If such interference is apparent, please increase separation between the product and the
mobile telephone or other product.
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g Allergies
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Maintenance
Do not use such solvents as benzine, paint thinner and alcohol for cleaning.
• Solvents may cause casing to deform and coating to go off.
• Wipe dust and fingerprints off using a soft, dry cloth. Soak the cloth in water, wring it thoroughly and
use it for cleaning when the unit is very dirty. Wipe moisture off with a dry cloth after removing tough
dirt.
• Do not use kitchen detergents or chemically-enhanced cleaning cloths.
CAUTION
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Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace only with the same
o r e q u i va l e n t t y p e r e c o m m e n d e d by t h e
manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Specifications
S/N:
Output jack:
Input jack:
Speaker:
Dimensions (W x H x D):
Max dimensions;
39.3 mm x 105.5 mm x 17.2 mm
Cabinet dimensions;
38.8 mm x 105 mm x 14 mm
Mass:
With dry cell batteries;
Approx. 62 g (RR-US490/RR-US470)/61 g (RR-US455/RR-US450/RR-US430)
Without batteries;
Approx. 39 g (RR-US490/RR-US470)/38 g (RR-US455/RR-US450/RR-US430)
Operational temperature range:
0 °C to 40 °C
Memory capacity (Usable capacity will be less.):
512 MB (RR-US490)/256 MB (RR-US470)/128 MB (RR-US455/RR-US450)/64 MB (RR-US430)
Operating Humidity:
20 % to 80 % (non-condensing)
Battery life:
[When used at 25 °C on a flat, stable surface]
The battery life may be less depending on the operating conditions.
Batteries
Recording mode
HQ
Panasonic alkaline batteries
Monaural
FQ/SP
• Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Playback
12 hours
15 hours
Recording
21 hours (When not zoom recording)
30 hours (When not zoom recording)
Reference
DC 3.0 V (2 AAA size/LR03 batteries)
300 mW (max.)
300 Hz to 5,000 Hz (HQ mode)
300 Hz to 3,400 Hz (FQ/SP mode)
37 dB (HQ mode)
Earphone, ø 3.5 mm; 0.5 mW 16 Ω
Mic, ø 3.5 mm; 0.56 mV plug in power
20 mm 8 Ω
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Power requirement:
Power output:
Frequency response:
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-If you see this symbolInformation on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (private
households)
This symbol on the products and/or accompanying documents means that used electrical
and electronic products should not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please take these products to designated
collection points, where they will be accepted on a free of charge basis.
Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to return your products to your local retailer upon the
purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to save valuable resources and prevent any potential
negative effects on human health and the environment which could otherwise arise from inappropriate
waste handling. Please contact your local authority for further details of your nearest designated
collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in accordance with national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for
further information.
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Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union
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This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the
correct method of disposal.
(d) Cabinet Parts
(e) User replaceable Batteries
(f) Thermal Paper, Toner/Ink Cartridges,
Drums, Developer, Film (Ink/Ribbon),
Film Cartridge, Printer Heads
(g) Microwave Oven cook plates.
(h) Kneader mounting shaft unit
(bread bakery)
(b) Convection/Combination Microwave Ovens
(c) Whiteboard (except portable type)
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PRO-031-F01 Issue: 3.0
Reference
Locked Bag 505, Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086
www.panasonic.com.au
ACN 001 592 187 ABN 83 001 592 187
Panasonic Australia Pty. Limited
23-11-2005
If phoning in, please ensure you have your operating instructions available.
www.panasonic.com.au or by phone on 132 600
If you require assistance regarding warranty conditions or any other enquiries,
please visit the Panasonic Australia website
THIS WARRANTY CARD AND THE PURCHASE DOCKET (OR SIMILAR PROOF OF PURCHASE)
SHOULD BE RETAINED BY THE CUSTOMER AT ALL TIMES
Unless otherwise specified to the consumer the benefits conferred by this express warranty are additional to all other
conditions, warranties, guarantees, rights and remedies expressed or implied by the Trade Practices Act 1974 and
similar consumer protection provisions contained in legislation of the States and Territories and all other obligations
and liabilities on the part of the manufacturer or supplier and nothing contained herein shall restrict or modify such
rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities.
November 2005
Panasonic Authorised Service Centres are located in major metropolitan areas and most regional centres of Australia,
however, coverage will vary dependant on product. For advice on exact Authorised Service Centre locations for your
product, please telephone our Customer Care Centre on 132600 or visit our website and use the Service Centre
Locator.
6. The warranties hereby conferred do not extend to, and exclude, any costs associated with the installation, deinstallation or re-installation of a product, including costs related to the mounting, de-mounting or remounting of
any screen, (and any other ancillary activities), delivery, handling, freighting, transportation or insurance of the
product or any part thereof or replacement of and do not extend to, and exclude, any damage or loss occurring by
reason of, during, associated with, or related to such installation, de-installation, re-installation or transit.
(a) Picture tube (CRT) based Television Receivers (screen
sizes greater than 66cm); Rear Projection TV’s; Plasma/LCD
televisions / displays (screen size greater than 103 cm)
5. If warranty service is required you should:
Telephone Panasonic’s Customer Care Centre on 132600 or visit our website and use the Service Centre
Locator for the name/address of the nearest Authorised Service Centre.
Send or bring the product to a Panasonic Authorised Service Centre together with your proof of purchase
receipt as a proof of purchase date. Please note that freight and insurance to and / or from your nearest
Authorised Service Centre must be arranged by you.
Note that home or pick-up/delivery service is available for the following products in the major metropolitan
areas of Australia or the normal operating areas of the nearest Authorised Service Centres:
(a) Video or Audio Tapes
(b) Video or Audio Heads and Stylii resulting
from wear and tear in normal use
(c) Shaver Heads or Cutters
4. This warranty does not cover the following items unless the fault or defect existed at the time of purchase:
3. This warranty only applies if the product has been installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s
recommendations (as noted in the operating instructions) under normal use and reasonable care (in the opinion of
Panasonic). The warranty covers normal domestic use only and does not cover damage, malfunction or failure
resulting from use of incorrect voltages, incorrect installation, accident, misuse, neglect, build-up of dirt or dust,
abuse, maladjustment of customer controls, mains supply problems, thunderstorm activity, infestation by insects
or vermin, tampering or repair by unauthorised persons (including unauthorised alterations), exposure to
abnormally corrosive conditions or any foreign object or matter having entered the product.
2. This warranty only applies to Panasonic products purchased in Australia and sold by Panasonic Australia or its
Authorised Distributors or Dealers and only where the products are used and serviced within Australia or it's
territories. Warranty cover only applies to service carried out by a Panasonic Authorised Service Centre and only
if valid proof of purchase is presented when warranty service is requested.
1. The product is warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase. Subject to the conditions of this warranty
Panasonic or it's Authorised Service Centre will perform necessary service on the product without charge for parts
or labour if, in the opinion of Panasonic, the product is found to be faulty within the warranty period.
Panasonic Warranty
ONLY FOR AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND
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Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web Site: http://panasonic.net
Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2)
Panasonic Testing Centre
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
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