Panasonic MP3 Player DMR-EH50 User manual

Panasonic MP3 Player DMR-EH50 User manual
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Operating Instructions
DVD Recorder
Model No.
DMR-EH50
HARD DISK DRIVE
Region number supported by
this unit
Region numbers are allocated to DVD players
and DVD-Video according to where they are
sold.
≥The region number of this unit is “4”.
≥The unit will play DVD-Video marked with
labels containing “4” or “ALL”.
Example:
4
ALL
2
3
4
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.
GN
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CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR
PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS
TO RAIN, MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT
NO OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES,
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
CAUTION!
≥DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A BOOKCASE,
BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE.
ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO
OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT CURTAINS AND ANY
OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE
VENTILATION VENTS.
≥DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S VENTILATION OPENINGS
WITH NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS, CURTAINS, AND
SIMILAR ITEMS.
≥DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED FLAMES, SUCH AS
LIGHTED CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
≥DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN ENVIRONMENTALLY
FRIENDLY MANNER.
THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE CLIMATES.
This product may receive radio interference caused by mobile
telephones during use. If such interference is apparent, please
increase separation between the product and the mobile
telephone.
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and
easily accessible or the mains plug or an appliance coupler shall
remain readily operable.
- VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
(FDA 21 CFR)
AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
CAUTION - VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
(IEC60825-1)
ATTENTION - RAYONNEMENT LASER VISIBLE ET INVISIBLE EN CAS D’OUVERTURE.
EXPOSITION DANGEREUSE AU FAISCEAU.
ADVARSEL SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.
DANGER
VARO!
- AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖN
LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
VARNING - SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL
ÄR ÖPPNAD. BETRAKTA EJ STRÅLEN.
ADVARSEL - SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES.
UNNGÅ EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.
VORSICHT - SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG
GEÖFFNET. NICHT DEM STRAHL AUSSETZEN.
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(Inside of product)
Keep the small memory cards such as the SD
Memory Card out of reach of children. If
swallowed, seek medical advice immediately.
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Table of contents
Editing
Editing titles/chapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
The unit’s display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Transferring (dubbing) titles or playlists . . . . . . 41
STEP 1 Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
STEP 2 Channel reception settings . . . . . . . . . . 17
STEP 3 Set up to match your television
and remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
To enjoy progressive video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Recording
Recording television programmes . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Rec for High Speed dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Flexible Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Playing while you are recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Timer recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using G-CODE® system to make timer recordings . . . . . . . . . . 24
Manually programming timer recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Check, change or delete a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Playing back
Playing recorded video contents/
Playing play-only discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Operations during play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Simple editing operations during play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Changing audio during play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Using menus to play MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Playing still pictures (JPEG/TIFF). . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Useful functions during still picture play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using on-screen menus/FUNCTIONS window and
Status message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using on-screen menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
FUNCTIONS window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Editing titles/chapters and playing chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Title operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Creating, editing and playing playlists . . . . . . . . 38
Creating playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Editing and playing playlists/chapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playlist operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
38
39
39
39
Editing still pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Picture and folder operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Transferring (Dubbing)
One Touch Transfer (dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Transferring (dubbing) using the transferring (dubbing) list . . . 42
Transferring (dubbing) a finalized DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
format) and +R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Recording from a video cassette recorder . . . . . 45
Transferring (dubbing) still pictures . . . . . . . . . . 46
Transferring (dubbing) using the transferring (dubbing) list . . . 46
Transferring (dubbing) all the still pictures on a card—COPY ALL
PICTURES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Convenient functions
HDD, disc and card management . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Common procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Providing a name for a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing all titles and playlists—Erase all titles . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Erasing all the contents of a disc or card—Format. . . . . . . . . .
Enabling discs to be played on other equipment . . . . . . . . . . .
48
48
48
49
49
50
Table of contents / Useful features
Getting started
Useful features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care . . . . . . . . . . 4
Disc and card handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Unit care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Inserting, Removing the SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Note to owners of progressive compatible
PAL system televisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R on this unit. . . . . 7
Included accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
The remote control information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
HDD, disc and card information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Control reference guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Entering text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Child Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Changing the unit’s settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Common procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Summary of settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clock settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TV System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
52
53
56
57
58
Reference
Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Frequently asked questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Troubleshooting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back cover
Useful features
This DVD Recorder records high quality pictures to rapid random
access capable HDD (Hard disk drive) and DVD-RAM. This has
resulted in many new features that outperform older tape formats.
The following information summarizes a few of these features.
SD card slot
Instant recording
Instant play
You no longer need to search for empty disc space. By pressing the
recording button, the unit finds available recording space and begins
recording right away. There is no need to worry about overwriting
already recorded content.
1 Sec. Quick Start for Recording on DVD-RAM and HDD
From the power off state, recording on DVD-RAM and HDD starts
about 1 second after first pressing the Power button and then
sequentially pressing the REC button (Quick Start Mode).
HDD recording
You can keep on recording your favorite programmes to an internal
HDD that is able to record up to 142 hours [EP (8 Hours) mode].
You can also high speed transfer (dub) your favorite programmes to
DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R and create a
backup disc.
The SD card slot of this unit lets you play digital camera photographs
and transfer (dub) them from a card to DVD-RAM for easy storage
without using a computer.
There is no need to rewind or search forward. Direct Navigator
guides you to the beginning of the recorded video immediately.
Chasing playback
There is no need to wait until recording is complete. Without
stopping recording, you can play the video currently being recorded
from its beginning.
Simultaneous Recording and Playback
While recording, you can play another video programme that was
recorded previously.
Time Slip
During play, and also while recording, you can jump to the scene you
wish to view by specifying the skip time.
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HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care
The HDD is a high precision recording instrument and because of its long recording capability and high speed operation it is a very special device
that is easily susceptible to damage.
As a basic rule, save important content to a disc as backup.
∫ The HDD is a device that is not built to withstand vibration/shock or dust
Depending on the setup environment and handling of the HDD some content may become damaged and play and recording may no longer be
possible. Especially during operation, do not subject the unit to any vibration, shock, or remove the AC mains lead from the household mains
socket. In the event of a power failure during recording or play, the content may be damaged.
∫ The HDD is a temporary storage device
The HDD is not an everlasting storage device for recorded content. Use the HDD as a temporary storage place for one-off viewing, editing, or
saving recorded content to a disc.
∫ Immediately save (backup) all content as soon as you feel there may be a problem with the HDD
HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care
If there is an irregularity within the HDD, repetitive strange sounds or problems with picture (block noise, etc.) may result. Using the HDD in this
condition may worsen the problem and in the worst case the HDD may no longer become usable. As soon as you notice this type of problem,
transfer (dub) all content to disc and request service. Recorded content (data) on a HDD that has become unusable is unrecoverable.
≥When the HDD has been automatically placed in the SLEEP mode (➡ below), or the unit is turned on or off, there may be an unexpected sound.
This does not indicate a problem with this unit.
∫ Setup precautions
≥Do not place in an enclosed area so the rear cooling fan
and the cooling vents on the side are covered up.
≥Place the unit on a surface that is flat and not subject to
vibration or impact.
≥Do not place on anything that
generates heat like a video cassette
recorder, etc.
This unit
≥Do not place in an area often subject to
VCR
temperature changes.
≥Place in an area where condensation
does not occur. Condensation is a phenomenon where moisture
forms on a cold surface when there is an extreme change in
temperature. Condensation may cause internal damage to the
unit.
≥Conditions where condensation may occur
–When there is an extreme change in temperature (moving from
a very hot location to a very cold location, or vice versa, or
when subjected to an air conditioner or when cooled air
directly impacts the unit). When the HDD (warms during
operation) is subjected to cold air, condensation may form on
the inside of the HDD and may cause damage to the HDD
heads, etc.
–When there is high humidity or a lot of steam in the room.
–During the rainy season.
∫ Cigarette smoke etc. causes malfunction or
breakdown
The unit may breakdown if cigarette smoke or bug spray/vapor,
etc. gets inside the unit.
∫ While operating
≥Do not move the unit or subject to vibration or impact. (The
HDD may become damaged.)
≥Do not remove the AC mains lead from the household mains
socket, or flip the power breaker switch.
While the unit is on, the HDD is rotating at high speed. Sound or
movement due to rotation is normal.
∫ When moving the unit
1 Turn the unit off. (Wait until “BYE” disappears from the
display.)
2 Remove the AC mains lead from the household mains socket.
3 Move only after the unit has come to a complete stop (approx.
2 minutes) in order to avoid subjecting to vibration and shock.
(Even after turning the unit off, the HDD continues operating
for a short time.)
In the above situation, without turning the unit on, let the unit
adjust to the room temperature and wait 2–3 hours until
condensation is gone.
∫ HDD recording time remaining
This unit records using a VBR (Variable bit rate) data compression system to vary recorded data segments to match video data segments which
may cause differences in the displayed amount of time and space remaining for recording.
If the remaining amount of time is insufficient, erase any unwanted titles to create enough space before you start recording. (Erasing a playlist will
not increase the amount of time.)
∫ When “HDD SLP (SLEEP)” appears on the unit’s display
The HDD has been automatically placed in the SLEEP mode. (The HDD continues to rotate at high speed while the unit is on. In order to extend
the life of the HDD, the HDD will be placed in the SLEEP mode if no operation has been performed for 30 minutes while there is no disc on the
disc tray.)
≥Press [HDD] to activate.
≥While in SLEEP mode play or recording may not start right away because the HDD takes time to be re-activated.
≥When not using the unit, we recommend removing the disc in the tray in order to set the HDD to the SLEEP mode.
∫ Indemnity concerning recorded content
Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or
edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a
case where any type of repair is made to the unit (including any other non-HDD related component).
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∫ How to hold a disc or card
∫ Handling precautions
Do not touch the recorded surface or the terminal surface.
≥Do not attach labels or stickers to discs. (This may cause disc
warping and un-balanced rotation, rendering it unusable.)
≥Write on the label side of the disc only with a soft, oil-based felt
pen. Do not use ballpoint pens or other hard writing implements.
≥Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine, thinner, static
electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent.
≥Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers.
≥Do not expose the terminals of the card to water, garbage or other
strange things.
≥Do not drop stack, or impact discs. Do not place objects on them.
≥Do not use the following discs:
–Discs with exposed adhesive from removed stickers or labels
(rental discs, etc.).
–Discs that are badly warped or cracked.
–Irregularly shaped discs, such as heart
shapes.
∫ Concerning non-cartridge discs
Be careful about scratches and dirt.
∫ If there is dirt or condensation on the disc
Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
≥Do not place in the following areas:
–In direct sunlight.
–In very dusty or humid areas.
–Near a heater.
–Locations susceptible to significant difference in temperature
(condensation can occur).
–Where static electricity or electromagnetic waves occur.
≥To protect discs from scratches and dirt, return them to their cases
or cartridges when you are not using them.
Disc and card handling / Unit care
Disc and card handling
The manufacturer accepts no responsibility and offers no compensation for loss of recorded or edited material due to a problem
with the unit or recordable media, and accepts no responsibility and offers no compensation for any subsequent damage caused by
such loss.
Examples of causes of such losses are
≥A disc recorded and edited with this unit is played in a DVD Recorder or computer disc drive manufactured by another company.
≥A disc used as described above and then played again in this unit.
≥A disc recorded and edited with a DVD Recorder or computer disc drive manufactured by another company is played in this unit.
Unit care
The precision parts in this unit are readily affected by the
environment, especially temperature, humidity, and dust.
Cigarette smoke also can cause malfunction or breakdown.
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
≥Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
≥Before using chemically treated cloth, carefully read the
instructions that came with the cloth.
Observe the following points to ensure continued listening and
viewing pleasure.
Dust and dirt may adhere to the unit’s lens over time, making it
impossible to record or play discs.
Use the DVD-RAM lens cleaner about once every year, depending
on frequency of use and the operating environment. Carefully read
the lens cleaner’s instructions before use.
Lens cleaner: LF-K123LCA1 or RP-CL720 (On sale from May
2005)
Do not place the unit on
amplifiers or equipment
that may become hot.
The heat can damage the unit.
[Note]
Do not obstruct the rear panel’s internal cooling fan.
Before moving the unit, ensure the disc tray is empty.
Failure to do so will risk severely damaging the disc and the
unit.
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Inserting, Removing the SD card
Only insert or remove the SD card after turning the unit off.
When the card indicator (“SD”) on the unit’s display is flashing, the card is being read from or written to. Do not turn off the unit or remove the card.
Such action may result in malfunction or loss of the card’s contents.
Opening the cover
Inserting, Removing the SD card / Note to owners of progressive compatible PAL system televisions
Press down.
Inserting the card
Removing the card
Press on the centre of the
card until it clicks into
place.
If you are using a
miniSDTM card, insert it
into the miniSDTM card
adaptor that comes
with the card.
Insert and remove this
adaptor from the unit.
1 Press on the centre of
the card.
2 Pull it straight out.
Closing the cover
Push up.
ADAPTER
Insert the card label up with the cut-off
corner on the right.
(Do not forget to close the cover. ➡ right)
≥You can use SD Memory Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 1 GB (➡ 11).
Note to owners of progressive compatible PAL system televisions
≥If you have an LCD/plasma television or LCD projector
Using progressive output, you can enjoy high-resolution video
recorded on media such as DVD-Video. Connect this unit’s
component video output terminals to your television and turn on the
progressive output setting (➡ 15, 18).
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Progressive output
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
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≥If you have a regular television (CRT: cathode ray tube)
Use component output with progressive “Off” (Factory setting ➡ 55),
even if it is progressive compatible, because progressive output can
cause some flickering. This is the same for multi system televisions
using PAL mode.
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Progressive output
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
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Using DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R on this unit
Restrictions with DVD-R, etc.§
≥16:9 aspect programmes are recorded in 4:3 aspect.
≥The main (M 1) or secondary audio (M 2) only can be recorded for bilingual broadcasts.
≥Playing the disc on other DVD players is not possible before finalizing.
DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R are collectively referred to as “DVD-R, etc.” on this page.
M2
M1
The selected audio only is recorded.
e.g.,
Hello
Hallo
e.g., M 1 only
Record to DVD-R, etc.
Hello
16:9 aspect programme
with main and
secondary audio
4:3 aspect
Therefore, follow the steps below when you use DVD-R, etc.
∫ When recording a bilingual programme to DVD-R, etc.
Select the audio to record before recording or transferring (dubbing).
Some television programmes are broadcast with main (M 1) or secondary audio (M 2). You have to select the audio recording type before
recording or transferring (dubbing) them to DVD-R, etc.
≥If you do not connect external equipment
Select “M 1” or “M 2” in “Bilingual Audio
Selection” in the SETUP menu (➡ 54).
M1
Record to DVD-R, etc. The selected audio only is recorded.
M1
M2
SETUP
Hello
Hallo
Tuning
Dynamic Range Compression
Off
M1
Bilingual Audio Selection
Digital Audio Output
Audio Mode for XP Recording Dolby Digital
Disc
Picture
Sound
Display
Connection
TAB
Using DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R on this unit
§
Hello
SELECT
≥If you connect external equipment
–Select “M 1” or “M 2” on the external equipment.
∫ When you want to transfer (dub) titles in high speed mode from the HDD to DVD-R, etc.
Set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” to “On” before recording to the HDD (➡ 22).
You can transfer (dub) titles in high speed mode (max. speed is 64k§); however, the following settings are necessary before recording to the
HDD.
§ Depending on the disc, max. speed may vary.
Set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” to “On” (➡ 22).
SETUP
Tuning
Record to the HDD
High speed transfer (dub) to DVD-R, etc.
Settings for recording
Recording time in EP mode EP (6 Hours)
Rec for High Speed dubbing
On
HDD
Disc
Picture
Sound
Display
∫ Playing the disc on other DVD players
The disc must be finalized after recording or transferring (dubbing) (➡ 50).
It is necessary to finalize DVD-R, etc. on this unit after recording or transferring (dubbing) titles to them. You can then play them as a commercially
sold DVD-Video. However, the discs become play-only and you can no longer record or transfer (dub).§
§You can record and transfer (dub) again if you format DVD-RW.
Play on other DVD equipment
Record to DVD-R, etc.
PLAY MODE
SETUP
Í
∫
TOP MENU
1
;
DISPLAY
SUB
-TITLE
RETURN
MENU
AUDIO
ANGLE
A.SURROUND
CANCEL
3
2
1
Finalize
7
6
S10
6
5
4
0
9
8
5
PAGE
GROUP
:
9
VOLUME
s
r
CHG
SEARCH
ENTER
VOL
DISPLAY
TOP
MENU
RETURN
MENU
ON
OFF
DC
IN
9V
Í /I
Í
DOUBLE RE-MASTER CD SEQUENTIAL
DISC
1
2
3
4
5
∫
;
1
:/6
5/9
DISC EXCHANGE
DISC SKIP
<OPEN/CLOSE
OPEN
UND
A.SURRO
REPEAT
MODE
MONITOR
MODE
PICTURE
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Included accessories
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
(Product numbers correct as of February 2005. These may be subject to change.)
∏
Included accessories / The remote control information
(EUR7729KF0)
1 Remote control
∏
∏
∏
∏
1 AC mains lead
≥For use with this unit only. Do
not use it with other equipment.
Also, do not use cords for other
equipment with this unit.
1 RF coaxial cable
2 Batteries
for remote control
1 Audio/video
cable
The remote control information
∫ Batteries
∫ Use
≥Insert so the poles (i and j) match those in the remote control.
Remote control signal sensor
R6/LR6, AA
20
30
≥Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
≥Do not mix old and new batteries.
≥Do not use different types at the same time.
≥Do not heat or expose to flame.
≥Do not take apart or short circuit.
≥Do not attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries.
≥Do not use batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage which can
damage items the fluid contacts and may cause a fire.
Remove if the remote control is not going to be used for a long
period of time. Store in a cool, dark place.
Remote control operations (➡ 12)
[Note]
If you cannot operate the unit or television using the remote control
after changing the batteries, please re-enter the codes (➡ 19).
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20
30
7 m directly in front of the unit
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HDD, disc and card information
HDD and discs you can use for recording and play
Logo
Indicated in these
instructions by
Data that can be recorded
and played
Main use
Maximum recording time
DVD-RAM
≥4.7 GB/9.4 GB, 12 cm
≥2.8 GB, 8 cm
Hard disk drive (HDD)
≥80 GB
–
[HDD]
[RAM]
[-R] before finalization
[DVD-V] after finalization
Video
Still pictures
Video
Still pictures
Video
Temporary storage
As re-writable discs for backup use
As one time recording discs for backup use
(recordable until the disc is full)
Approx. 8 hours (Approx. 16 hours on a
double-sided disc§)
Play on other players
–
Only on DVD-RAM compatible players.
Using a high speed
This unit is compatible with 2k–5k
–
recording compatible disc
recording speed discs.
What you can do on this unit (Y: Can do t: Cannot do)
Chasing playback
Y
Y
Recording broadcasts that
Y [CPRM (➡ 65) compatible discs only.]
Y
allow one copy
Recording both M 1 and
Y
Y
M 2 for bilingual broadcasts
Recording 16:9 aspect
Y
Y
picture
Entering text
Y
Y
Approx. 142 hours
Erasing titles
Y
Y
Creating playlists
Y
Y
Disc type
DVD-R (DVD-Video format)
≥4.7 GB, 12 cm
≥1.4 GB, 8 cm
DVD-RW (DVD-Video format)
≥4.7 GB, 12 cm
≥1.4 GB, 8 cm
+R
≥4.7 GB, 12 cm
Approx. 8 hours
Only after finalizing the disc (➡ 50, 65).
This unit is compatible with 1k–8k
recording speed discs.
t
t
t [Only one is recorded.(➡ 54, Bilingual
Audio Selection)]
t (The picture is recorded in 4:3 aspect.)
HDD, disc and card information
Disc type
Y
Y (Available space does not increase after
erasing.)
t
∫ DVD Video Recording
format
This is a recording method which allows
you to record and edit television
broadcasts and so on.
≥Digital broadcasts that allow “One time
[-RW‹V›]
before
finalization
[+R]
before
finalization
Indicated in these
only recording” can be recorded to a
instructions by
[DVD-V] after finalization
[DVD-V] after finalization
CPRM compatible disc. You can record
Data that can be recorded
to the HDD or CPRM compatible DVDVideo
Video
and played
RAM on this unit.
As one time recording discs for ≥Play is only possible on a compatible
Main use
As re-writable discs for backup use backup use (recordable until the
DVD player.
disc is full)
Use the HDD or a DVD-RAM to record
Maximum recording time
Approx. 8 hours
Approx. 8 hours
in DVD Video Recording format.
Play on other players
Only after finalizing the disc
Only after finalizing the disc
(➡ 50, 65).
(➡ 50, 65).
Using a high speed
This unit is compatible with 1k–4k
This unit is compatible with
∫ DVD-Video format
recording compatible disc
2.4k–8k recording speed discs. This recording method is the same as
recording speed discs.
What you can do on this unit (Y: Can do t: Cannot do)
commercially available DVD-Video.
Chasing playback
t
t
≥Digital broadcasts that allow “One time
Recording broadcasts that
only recording” cannot be recorded.
t
t
allow one copy
≥These can be played on a DVD player.
Recording both M 1 and
t [Only one is recorded.(➡ 54,
t [Only one is recorded.(➡ 54,
However programmes recorded on this
M 2 for bilingual broadcasts
Bilingual Audio Selection)]
Bilingual Audio Selection)]
unit must be finalized to be played on
Recording 16:9 aspect
t (The picture is recorded in 4:3 t (The picture is recorded in 4:3
other DVD players.
picture
aspect.)
aspect.)
Use a DVD-R or DVD-RW to record in
Entering text
Y
Y
DVD-Video format.
Y (Disc space increases only when Y (Available space does not
Erasing titles
the last recorded title is erased.)
increase after erasing.)
Creating playlists
t
t
Logo
–
≥We recommend using Panasonic discs and cards. We also recommend using DVD-RAM discs with cartridges to protect them from scratches
and dirt.
≥Discs from other manufacturers may not be recorded or played due to the condition of the recording.
≥You may not be able to record to DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R discs on this unit or play them due to the condition of the recording.
≥You cannot record programmes that allow “One time only recording” to CPRM compatible DVD-R and DVD-RW on this unit.You can record other
programmes as DVD-Video format.
≥This unit cannot record to discs containing both PAL and NTSC signals. (However, both types of programmes can be recorded onto the HDD.)
Play of discs recorded with both PAL and NTSC on another unit is not guaranteed.
§ You cannot consecutively record or play both sides.
[Note]
When “Rec for High Speed dubbing” is set to “On”, the restrictions on secondary audio recording etc. are also applied to DVD-RAM. Turn this
setting “Off” if high speed transfer (dubbing) to DVD-R, etc. is not necessary when recording a programme (➡ 22).
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HDD, disc and card information
Play-only discs (12 cm/8 cm)
.
Disc type
DVD-Video
DVD-RW (DVD Video
Recording format)
DVD-Audio
Logo
+RW
CD
–
HDD, disc and card information
Indicated in these
instructions by
Instructions
[DVD-V]
[DVD-A]
High quality
movie and
music discs
[-RW‹VR›]
High fidelity
music discs
≥Played on
this unit in 2
channels.
–
[DVD-V]
DVD-RW recorded on
+RW
another DVD Recorder§ recorded on
another DVD
≥You can play
§
programmes that allow Recorder
“One time only
recording” if they have
been recorded to a
CPRM compatible
disc.
≥By formatting (➡ 49)
the disc, you can
record to it in DVDVideo format and play
it on this unit.
≥It may be necessary to finalize the
disc on the equipment used for
recording.
Video CD
[CD]
Recorded
audio and
music
(including
CD-R/RW§)
CD-R and CDRW§ with music
recorded in MP3
(➡ 31)
Still pictures
(JPEG and
TIFF) recorded
on CD-R/RW§
[VCD]
Recorded
music and
video
(including
CD-R/RW§)
≥You can play still pictures (JPEG/TIFF), CD-DA, Video CD and MP3 format data recorded on CD-R/RW. Close the session or finalize the disc
after recording.
≥The producer of the disc can control how discs are played. So you may not always be able to control play as described in these operating
instructions. Read the disc’s instructions carefully.
§
Play may be impossible on some CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW or +RW discs due to the condition of the recording.
Regarding DVD-Audio
Some multi-channel DVD-Audio will prevent down-mixing (➡ 65) of all or part of their contents if this is the manufacturer’s intention. Tracks that
are prevented from being down-mixed will not play properly on this unit (e.g. audio is played from the front two channels only). Refer to the
disc’s jacket for more information.
Optional accessories
Discs that cannot be played
≥2.6 and 5.2 GB DVD-RAM, 12 cm
≥3.95 and 4.7 GB DVD-R for Authoring
≥DVD-R recorded in DVD Video Recording format
≥DVD-R (DVD-Video format), DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R
recorded on another unit and not finalized. (➡ 65).
≥DVD-Video with a region number other than “4” or “ALL”
≥Blu-ray
≥DVD-ROM, DVD-R DL, +R DL, +R (8 cm), CD-ROM, CDV, CD-G,
Photo CD, CVD, SVCD, SACD, MV-Disc, PD, DivX Video Disc, etc.
Types of disc or title recorded on HDD
for the type of connected TV
When you use the discs recorded either PAL or NTSC, or playback a
title recorded on HDD using PAL or NTSC, refer to this table.
(Y: Possible to view, t: Impossible to view)
TV type
Multi-system TV
NTSC TV
PAL TV
§1
Disc/Titles
recorded on HDD
Yes/No
PAL
Y
NTSC
Y§1
PAL
t
NTSC
Y§2
Y
PAL
NTSC
Y
§3
(PAL60)
If you select “NTSC” in “TV System” (➡ 58), the picture may be
clearer.
§2 Select “NTSC” in “TV System” (➡ 58).
§3 If your television is not equipped to handle PAL 525/60 signals
the picture will not be shown correctly.
≥When playing back a title recorded on the HDD, ensure that you
match the “TV System” setting to the title (➡ 58).
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(Product numbers correct as of February 2005. These may be
subject to change.)
DVD-RAM
9.4 GB, double-sided, type 4 cartridge:
LM-AD240ME (compatible with high speed recording 5k)
LM-AD240LE (compatible with high speed recording 3k)
4.7 GB, single-sided, type 2 cartridge:
LM-AB120ME (compatible with high speed recording 5k)
LM-AB120LE (compatible with high speed recording 3k)
4.7 GB, single-sided, non-cartridge:
LM-AF120ME (compatible with high speed recording 5k)
LM-AF120LE (compatible with high speed recording 3k)
DVD-R
4.7 GB, single-sided, non-cartridge:
LM-RF120ME (compatible with high speed recording 8k)
LM-RF120LE (compatible with high speed recording 4k)
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Type
SD Memory Card
miniSDTM Card§
MultiMediaCard
Indicated in these instructions
by
[SD]
Data that can be recorded and
played
Still pictures
Instructions
You can insert directly into the SD card slot.
§ A miniSD TM card adaptor included with the miniSDTM card is necessary.
≥You can play and transfer (dub) still pictures taken on a digital camera etc. (➡ 32, 46).
≥You can set the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) for automatic printing on your home printer or at a
photo developing store (➡ 40, 65).
≥Compatible with: FAT 12 or FAT 16
Suitable SD Memory Cards
≥You can use SD Memory Cards with the following capacities (from 8 MB to 1 GB).
8 MB,
128 MB,
16 MB,
256 MB,
32 MB,
512 MB,
64 MB,
1 GB (Maximum)
Please confirm the latest information on the following website.
http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/cs
(This site is in English only.)
HDD, disc and card information
Cards useable on this unit
≥If the SD Memory Card is formatted on other equipment, the time spent for recording may become longer. Also if the SD Memory Card is
formatted on a PC, you may not be able to use it on this unit. In these cases, format the card on this unit (➡ 49, 65).
≥This unit supports SD Memory Cards formatted in FAT 12 system and FAT 16 system based on SD Memory Card Specifications.
≥We recommend using a Panasonic SD card.
Structure of folders displayed by this unit
The following
can be displayed on this unit.
¢¢¢: Numbers
XXX: Letters
Card
DVD-RAM
DCIM (Higher folder)
¢¢¢XXXXX (Picture folder)
JPEG
DCIM¢¢¢ (Higher folder)
¢¢¢XXXXX (Picture folder)
IM¢¢CDPF or IMEXPORT
XXXX¢¢¢¢.JPG
XXXX¢¢¢¢.TIF
§
DCIM
XXXX¢¢¢¢.JPG
XXXX¢¢¢¢.TIF
§
XXXX¢¢¢¢.JPG
XXXX¢¢¢¢.TIF
¢¢¢XXXXX
XXXX¢¢¢¢.JPG
XXXX¢¢¢¢.TIF
§ Folders can be created on other equipment. However, these folders cannot be selected as a transferring (dubbing) destination.
≥The folder cannot be displayed if the numbers are all “0” (e.g., DCIM000, etc.).
≥If a folder name or file name has been input using other equipment, the name may not be displayed properly or you may not be able to play
or edit the data.
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Control reference guide
Remote control
Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control.
@
Control reference guide
DVD
TV
1
Í
2
INPUT SELECT
3
4
Í
DVD
HDD
A
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
CH
CANCEL
0
C
MANUAL SKIP
D
-/--
SKIP
B
G-Code
9
8
7
5
VOLUME
CH
AV
SLOW/SEARCH
6
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
E
FU
N
DUBBING
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
T R
O
IONS
CT
7
8
9
:
NU
PLAY/x1.3
SUB MENU
;
<
=
>
?
RETURN
S
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
TIMER
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
DVD/TV
∫ Smart Wheel operation
≥Select items on menu screens and set items.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] (up, down, left or right) to select an item.
You can also turn the wheel to select an item.
ENTER
Press [ENTER] to confirm.
These operations are also possible…..
≥Frame-by-frame (backward/forward/):
While paused, press [2;] or [;1] (left/right)
≥Search (forward/backward):
During play, turn right or turn left
≥Slow-motion (forward/:backward):
While paused, turn right or turn left
[Note]
Press the Smart Wheel lightly when turning it.
If you press it strongly when turning it, [3, 4, 2, 1] may be
mistakenly activated.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
:
;
<
=
>
?
@
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
Turn the unit on (➡ 17)
Input select (AV1, AV2, AV3 or AV4) (➡ 45)
Select drive (HDD, DVD or SD) (➡ 20, 28, 32)
Select channels and title numbers, etc./Enter numbers
Cancel
Basic operations for recording and play
Show Top menu/Direct Navigator (➡ 28, 29, 36)
Smart Wheel (➡ below)
Skip the specified time/Display the television image as a picturein-picture (➡ 23, 30)
Show sub menu (➡ 36)
Show status messages (➡ 35)
Buttons for switching between Video/Picture and Video/Playlists,
manual tuning settings (➡ 28, 43, 56)
Show on-screen menu (➡ 34)
Start recording (➡ 20)
Change recording mode (➡ 20)
Transmission window
Television operations (➡ 19)
Channel select (➡ 20)
Show G-CODE screen (➡ 24)
Skip 30 seconds forward (➡ 30)
Show timer recording programme screen (➡ 26)
Show FUNCTIONS window (➡ 35)
One touch transfer (dubbing) (➡ 42)
Return to previous screen
Create chapter (➡ 30)
Erase items (➡ 30)
Timer recording standby/release (➡ 24–26)
Select audio (➡ 30)
[Note]
≥Buttons such as the [¥ REC] button do not protrude as much as
other buttons to stop them from being pressed accidentally.
≥The word “button” is not used in these operating instructions so
“Press the [ENTER] button.” is shown as “Press [ENTER].”
≥You can use this remote control to operate your television if you set
the television manufacturer code (➡ 19).
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Main unit
1
2
3
4
5
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
S VIDEO IN
VIDEO IN L/MONO -AUDIO IN- R
AV3
6
8 9
7
Opening the front panel
:
;
<
Press down on the
part with your finger
1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) (➡ 17)
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In
standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of
power.
2 Disc tray (➡ 20, 28)
3 SD card slot (➡ 6)
4 Lights when the HDD, DVD or SD drive is selected
5 Display (➡ below)
6 Connection for camcorder etc. (➡ 45)
7 Channel select (➡ 20)
8 Open/close disc tray (➡ 20, 28)
9 Select drive (➡ 20, 28, 32)
Drive changes each time you press [DRIVE SELECT].
: Stop (➡ 20, 29)
; Start play (➡ 28)
< Start recording/Remote control signal sensor (➡ 20)
Specify a time to stop recording (➡ 21)
Control reference guide
/k1.3
1.3
CH
Rear panel terminals (➡ 14, 15)
The unit’s display
1
HDD REC PLAY
DVD REC PLAY
CH
2
3
DUB
D.MIX
SD
6
4
5
XP DVD - AVCD
SP - + RWRAM
LP VR
EP SD
7
8
1 e.g.,[HDD]
HDD REC PLAY
HDD
Recording
Playback
PLAY
HDD REC PLAY
Recording/Playback
2 Transferring (dubbing) indicator
3 D.MIX (multi-channel DVD-Audio only)
When lit: Down-mixing (➡ 65) is possible.
When off: The disc prevents down-mixing so only the two front channels can be played (➡ 10, Regarding DVD-Audio)
4 Recording mode
5 Disc type
6 Lights when the HDD, DVD or SD drive is selected
7 Main display section
8 Timer recording indicator
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STEP 1 Connection
≥The equipment connections described are examples.
≥Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions.
≥Peripheral equipment and optional cables sold separately unless otherwise indicated.
∫ When the unit is not to be used for a long time
∫ Connect the unit directly to the television
To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket. This
unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it is turned off
[approx. 3 W (Power Save mode)]
If you connect the unit through an AV selector or video cassette
recorder to the television, video signal will be affected by copyright
protection systems and the picture may not be shown correctly.
STEP 1 Connection
When “Power Save” is set to “On”, the “Quick Start” function does
not work.
Television
Television
This unit
VCR
VCR
This unit
≥When connecting to a television with a built-in VCR
Connect to the input terminals on the television side if there are
both television and VCR input terminals.
Connecting a television with AUDIO/VIDEO terminals and VCR
To the aerial
indicates included accessories.
indicates accessories not included.
4 are required connections. Connect in the numbered order.
1
Splitter
Television’s rear panel
VHF/UHF
RF IN
Aerial
cable
To household mains socket
(AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz)
AUDIO IN VIDEO IN
R
L
Red White Yellow
RF coaxial cable
AC mains lead
Connect only after all other
connections are complete.
2
1
3
4
Audio/Video cable
S VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
Yellow
Yellow
RF OUT
RF IN
AV1 (TV)
White
L
L
White
Y
PB
PR
AUDIO
Red
AV2 (DECODER/EXT)
R
AV4 IN
R
OUT
Red
S VIDEO
AV4 IN
OPTICAL
AC IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(NTSC:480p/480i, DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PAL:576p/576i) (PCM/BITSTREAM)
This unit’s rear panel
Use a splitter if you
also want to connect
the aerial to your
VCR.
Audio/Video cable
Cooling fan
Red White Yellow
VHF/UHF
RF IN
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R
L
AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
VCR’s rear panel
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Connecting a television with S VIDEO or COMPONENT VIDEO terminals
Television’s rear panel
AUDIO IN VIDEO IN
R
L
Television’s rear panel
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO IN
AUDIO IN VIDEO IN
R
L
Red White Yellow
Red White Yellow
S Video
cable
Video cable
S VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
Yellow
OUT
RF IN
L
L
White
Y
PB
L
L
White
Y
R
Red
R
OUT
S VIDEO
AV4 IN
OPTICAL
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(NTSC:480p/480i, DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PAL:576p/576i) (PCM/BITSTREAM)
PB
PR
AUDIO
R
Red
S VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
Yellow
RF IN
PR
AUDIO
AV4 IN
Audio/
Video
cable
AV4 IN
R
OUT
S VIDEO
AV4 IN
OPTICAL
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(NTSC:480p/480i, DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PAL:576p/576i) (PCM/BITSTREAM)
S VIDEO OUT terminal
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminal
Connect to S VIDEO IN terminal on the television
through a S Video cable.
The S VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid
picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal. (Actual results
depend on the television.)
Connect to COMPONENT VIDEO IN terminal on the
television through video cables. These terminals can be used
for either interlace or progressive output (➡ 65) and provide a
purer picture than the S VIDEO OUT terminal.
≥Connect to terminals of the same colour.
STEP 1 Connection
RF OUT
Audio/
Video
cable
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO IN
For progressive output (➡ 18)
Note to owners of progressive compatible PAL system televisions (➡ 6)
∫ Component video output
Component signal outputs the colour difference signals (PB/PR) and luminance signal (Y) separately in order to achieve high fidelity in
reproducing colours. If the television is compatible with progressive output, a high quality picture can be output because this unit’s component
video output terminal outputs a progressive output signal (➡ 65).
∫ Connecting to a television with 21-pin Scart
terminal
∫ Connecting to a VCR with 21-pin Scart
terminal
You can also connect with the AV1 terminal on this unit using
the 21-pin Scart cable.
If your television is equipped with RGB input capability, by
connecting with a fully wired 21-pin Scart cable you can see
video using RGB output on this unit.
To output in RGB select “RGB (without component)” from “AV1
Output” in the SETUP menu (➡ 55).
You can also connect with the AV2 terminal on this unit using
the 21-pin Scart cable.
To input in RGB select “RGB/Video” or “RGB” from “AV2 Input”
in the SETUP menu (➡ 55).
RGB refers to the three primary colours of light, red (R), green
(G), and blue (B) and also the method of producing video that
uses them. By dividing the video signal into the three colours for
transmission, noise is reduced for even higher quality images.
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STEP 1 Connection
Connecting an amplifier or system component
STEP 1 Connection
∫ To enjoy multi-channel surround sound on
DVD-Video
∫ Connection to a stereo amplifier
Connect an amplifier with Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG decoders
using an optical digital audio cable and change the settings in
“Digital Audio Output” (➡ 54) after tuning is completed (➡ 17).
≥Before purchasing an optical digital audio cable (not included),
check the terminal shape of the connected equipment.
≥You cannot use DTS Digital Surround decoders not suited to
DVD.
≥Even if using this connection, output will be only 2 channels when
playing DVD-Audio.
Amplifier’s rear panel
Amplifier’s rear panel
OPTICAL IN
AUDIO IN
R L
Red White
Optical digital audio
cable
Do not bend sharply
when connecting.
Audio cable
Insert fully, with this
side facing up.
S VIDEO OUT
VIDEO
L
Y
PB
L
White
Y
PR
PB
PR
AUDIO
OPTICAL
COMPONENT
PONENT
VIDEO
O OUT
(NTSC:480p/480i,
480p/480i, DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PAL:576p/576i)
76p/576i) (PCM/BITSTREAM)
This unit’s rear panel
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R
AV4 IN
R
OUT
Red
S VIDEO
AV4 IN
OPTICAL
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
(NTSC:480p/480i, DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
PAL:576p/576i) (PCM/BITSTREAM)
This unit’s rear panel
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STEP 2 Channel reception settings (Auto-Setup)
3
Í/ l
Auto-Setup starts. This takes about 5 minutes.
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
CH
S VIDEO IN
Press [3, 4] to select the country
and press [ENTER].
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
Auto-Setup
/k1.3
1.3
VIDEO IN L/MONO -AUDIO IN- R
AV3
128
X CH W
Auto-Setup in progress, please wait.
RETURN: to abort
DVD
TV
Í
Í DVD
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
RETURN
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
Auto-Setup is complete when you see the clock setting
menu.
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Clock
CH
G-Code
CANCEL
Time
MANUAL SKIP
0
0 : 00 : 00
-/--
SKIP
0
SELECT
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
TOP
RETURN
4
FU
N
IONS
CT
E SLIP
TIM
ENTER
SUB MENU
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
RETURN
ERASE
TIMER
Press [2, 1] to select the item you
want to change.
This is a 24-hour clock.
The items change as follows:
Hour!#Minute!#Second!#Day!#Month!#Year
^-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------J
Reset the clock regularly to maintain accuracy (➡ 57).
(Monthly accuracy +/– 15 seconds.)
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
Please set clock manually.
ENTER: store RETURN: leave
ENTER
PLAY/x1.3
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
1 . 2005
9
CHANGE
PAUSE
1 .
No.
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
Date
5
STEP 2 Channel reception settings
AV
Press [3, 4] to change the setting.
You can also use the numbered buttons for setting.
6
DVD/TV
Press [ENTER] when you have
finished the settings.
The clock starts and the television displays the channel
being received.
This unit’s Auto-Setup function automatically tunes all available TV
stations.
1
2
Turn on the television and select the
appropriate AV input to suit the
connections to this unit.
Press [Í DVD] to turn the unit on.
The country setting menu appears on the television.
Country
Australia
To stop partway
Press [RETURN].
∫ To confirm that stations have been tuned
correctly (➡ 56)
∫ To restart Auto-Setup (➡ 57)
You can also use the following method to restart Auto-Setup.
When the unit is on and stopped
Press and hold [X CH] and [CH W] on the main unit until the
Country setting screen appears.
≥All the settings except for the ratings level, ratings password and
time settings return to the factory preset. The timer recording
programmes are also cancelled.
New Zealand
Others
SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
RETURN : leave
ENTER : access
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STEP 3 Set up to match your television and remote control
4
DVD
TV
Í
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
TV operation
buttons
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
0
-/--
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
TV Aspect
SETUP
16:9 WIDE TV
16:9
SLOW/SEARCH
Tuning
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
FU
N
E SLIP
TIM
ENTER
FUNCTIONS
SUB MENU
RETURN
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
4:3 TV
4:3
Letterbox
SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
≥16:9: 16:9 widescreen television
≥4:3: 4:3 aspect television
[HDD] [RAM] Titles are recorded as they appear on screen.
[DVD-V] Video recorded for a widescreen is played as Pan
& Scan (unless prohibited by the producer of the
disc) (➡ 65).
≥Letterbox: 4:3 aspect television
Widescreen picture is shown in the letterbox style (➡ 65).
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
Disc
Picture
Sound
Display
Connection
Others
PLAY/x1.3
IONS
CT
STEP 3 Set up to match your television and remote control
6
CH
G-Code
7
ERASE
TIMER
To enjoy progressive video
DVD/TV
You can enjoy progressive video by connecting this unit’s
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals to an LCD/plasma television
or LCD projector compatible with progressive scan (➡ 65).
1
Selecting television type and aspect
Choose the setting to suit your television and preference.
1
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
FUNCTIONS HDD
Disc Remaining 30:00 SP
HDD
Playback
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
Recording
Dubbing
DUBBING
RETURN
3
3
4
5
G-Code
ENTER
2
2
TIMER RECORDING
2
1 3
To Others
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and
press [ENTER].
SETUP
Tuning
Disc
Picture
Sound
Display
Connection
Others
Manual
Auto-Setup Restart
TAB
SELECT
RETURN
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
18
5
SD
CANCEL
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Press [3, 4] to select “Connection”
and press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select “TV Aspect”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select the TV aspect
and press [ENTER].
6
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Connection”
and press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select “Progressive”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “On” and
press [ENTER].
Output becomes progressive.
[Note]
≥When connected to a regular television (CRT: Cathode ray tube)
or a multi system television using PAL mode, even if it is
progressive compatible, progressive output can cause some
flickering. Turn off “Progressive” if this occurs (➡ 35).
≥There is no output from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals
if “AV1 Output” in the SETUP menu is set to “RGB (without
component)”. Set this item to either “Video (with component)” or
“S Video (with component)” (➡ 55).
≥If the unit is connected to the television through VIDEO OUT, S
VIDEO OUT or AV1 terminal, output will be interlace irrespective
of the settings.
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Television operation
1
Point the remote control at the television
While pressing [Í TV], enter the
code with the numbered buttons.
e.g.,
01:
[0] ➡ [1]
10:
[1] ➡ [0]
Manufacturer and Code No.
Brand
Panasonic/National
GOLDSTAR/LG
HITACHI
JVC
MITSUBISHI
NEC
PHILIPS
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SHARP
SONY
TOSHIBA
2
Code
01/02/03/04
15/16
08
07
09/10
13
12
12/17/18
14/19
11
05
06
Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote
control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products
close together.
Use “DVD 1”, the factory set code, under normal circumstances.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Test by turning on the television and
changing channels.
≥Repeat the procedure until you find the code that allows
correct operation.
≥If your television brand is not listed or if the code listed for
your television does not allow control of your television, this
remote control is not compatible with your television.
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Others” and
press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select “Remote
Control” and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select the code
(“DVD 1”, “DVD 2” or “DVD 3”) and
press [ENTER].
SETUP
Tuning
Disc
Picture
Remote Control
Press “±” and “ENTER” together
for more than 2 seconds on the remote
control.
7
To change the code on the remote control
8
While pressing [ENTER], press and
hold the numbered button ([1], [2] or
[3]) for more than 2 seconds.
Press [ENTER].
[Note]
≥If your television brand has more than one code listed, select the
one that allows correct operation.
STEP 3 Set up to match your television and remote control
You can configure the remote control TV operation buttons to turn
the television on/off, change the television input mode, select the
television channel and change the television volume.
When other Panasonic products
respond to this remote control
∫ When the following indicator appears on the
unit’s display
The unit’s remote
control code
Change the code on the remote control to match the main unit’s
(➡ step 7).
[Note]
Executing “Shipping Condition” in the SETUP menu returns the
main unit code to “DVD 1”. Change the remote control code to 1
(➡ step 7).
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
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Recording television programmes
2
5
3
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
VIDEO IN L/MONO -AUDIO IN- R
AV3
HDD, DVD indicator
3 1
4
TV
Í
Í
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
HDD REC PLAY
DVD REC PLAY
1
3
SD
1
CH
SD
Recording television programmes
MANUAL SKIP
0
∫
PLAY/x1.3
/CH
PROG ECK
FU
N
DUBBING
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
T R
O
SUB MENU
4
5
;
IONS
CT
3,4,2,1
ENTER
PAUSE
STOP
NU
5
-/-SLOW/SEARCH
RETURN
S
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
TIMER
AUDIO
[HDD]
≥You can record up to 500 titles on HDD. (When continuously
DVD/TV
recording for long durations, titles are automatically divided every 8
hours.)
[RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›]
≥You can record up to 99 titles on one disc.
[+R]
≥You can record up to 49 titles on one disc.
[SD]
≥It is not possible to record onto a card.
CH DC BS DUB EXT Link MPEG4
D.MIX
NET
PC
XP DVD - AVCD
Remaining time
SP - + RWRAM
LP VR on the disc
EP SDPC
≥To record sound using LPCM (XP mode only):
Set the “Audio Mode for XP Recording” to “LPCM” in the
SETUP menu (➡ 54).
G-Code
CANCEL
SKIP
Press [REC MODE] to select the
recording mode (XP, SP, LP or EP).
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
DVD- AVCD
SP - + RWRAM
LP VR
EP SDPC
NET XP
To select with the numbered buttons:
e.g.,
5:
[0] ➡ [5]
15:
[-/--] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
∫
DVD
D.MIX
SD
/k1.3
1.3
CH
S VIDEO IN
CH DC BS DUB EXT Link MPEG4
HDD
DVD
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
Press [W X CH] to select the channel.
Press [¥ REC] to start recording.
HDD REC PLAY
DVD REC PLAY
SD
CH DC BS DUB EXT Link MPEG4
D.MIX
PC
NET
XP DVD - AVCD
SP - + RWRAM
LP VR
EP SDPC
Recording will take place on open space on the HDD or on
disc. Data will not be overwritten.
≥You cannot change the channel or recording mode during
recording. You can change the channel or recording mode
while paused; however, the recording will then be as a
separate title.
≥[HDD] [RAM] You can change the audio being received by
pressing [AUDIO] during recording. (Does not affect the
recording of audio.)
∫ To pause recording
Press [;].
Press again to restart recording.
You can also press [¥ REC] to restart.
(Title is not split into separate titles.)
∫ To stop recording
Press [∫].
≥From the start to the end of the recording is called one title.
≥[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] It takes about 30 seconds for the unit to complete
recording management information after recording finishes.
See also the notes “Before recording” (➡ 21).
Preparation
≥Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit
the connections to this unit.
≥Turn on this unit.
1
Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the
recording drive.
The HDD or DVD indicator lights up on the unit.
2
If you selected the DVD drive
Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main
unit to open the tray and insert a disc.
≥Press the button again to close the tray.
≥When using 8 cm DVD-RAM, or 8 cm DVD-R, remove the
disc from the cartridge.
Insert label-up.
∫ Cartridge disc
Quick Start (➡ 55)
1 Sec. Quick Start for Recording on DVD-RAM and
HDD
From the power off state, recording on DVD-RAM and HDD
starts about 1 second after first pressing the Power button and
then sequentially pressing the REC button (Quick Start Mode).
“Quick Start” is set to “On” at the time of purchase.
Insert with the
arrow facing in.
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Insert fully so it clicks into place.
[Note]
Startup takes up to a minute when:
–You play a disc or start recording to discs other than DVDRAM.
–You want to make other operations.
–The clock has not been set.
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Recording modes and approximate recording times
Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may
become shorter than indicated.
(Unit: hour)
DVD-RAM
DVD-R
HDD
DVD-RW
DoubleSingleMode
(80 GB)
+R
sided
sided§1
(4.7 GB)
(4.7 GB)
(9.4 GB)
XP (High quality)
17
1
2
1
SP (Normal)
34
2
4
2
LP (Long play)
68
4
8
4
EP (Extra long
play)
142
(106§2)
8 (6§2)
16 (12§2)
8 (6§2)
≥[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] In order to play a disc recorded using this unit on
other playback equipment, the disc must first be finalized (➡ 50).
To specify a time to stop recording—One Touch
Recording
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
During recording
Press [¥ REC] on the main unit to select the recording
time.
8 hours
8 hours
maximum maximum
for one side
§1
It is not possible to record or play continuously from one side of a
double sided disc to the other.
§2 When “Recording time in EP mode” is set to “EP (6 Hours)” in the
SETUP menu (➡ 53).
The sound quality is better when using “EP (6 Hours)” than when
using “EP (8 Hours)”.
≥[RAM] When recording to DVD-RAM using “EP (8 Hours)” mode,
play may not be possible on DVD players that are compatible with
DVD-RAM. Use “EP (6 Hours)” mode if playback may be on other
equipment.
FR (Flexible Recording Mode)
You can set FR (Flexible Recording) mode when transferring
(dubbing) or programming timer recordings.
The unit automatically selects a recording rate between XP and EP
(8 Hours) that will enable the recordings to fit in the remaining disc
space with the best possible recording quality.
For example with a 90 minute recording to an unused DVD-RAM, the
picture quality is adjusted to between “XP” and “SP”.
≥When recording to the HDD, picture quality is automatically adjusted
to precisely fit a transferred (dubbed) title on a 4.7 GB disc.
≥All the recording modes from XP to EP appear in the
XP
display.
SP
LP
EP
≥You can specify up to 4 hours later.
≥The unit display changes as shown below.
30 (min.) ""# 60 (min.) ""# 90 (min.) ""# 120 (min.)
^" Counter (cancel) ,"" 240 (min.) ,"" 180 (min.) ,}
≥This does not work during timer recordings (➡ 24) or while using
Flexible Recording (➡ 22).
≥If you change the channel or recording mode while recording is
paused, the time specified to stop recording is cancelled.
≥The unit does not turn off automatically after the time to stop
recording is reached.
To cancel
Press [¥ REC] on the main unit several times until the counter
appears.
≥The time to stop recording is cancelled; however, recording
continues.
To stop recording partway
Press [∫].
When using DVD-RW
When you insert a new DVD-RW or a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW (DVDVideo format) recorded on a computer or other equipment, a format
confirmation screen is displayed. Format the disc to use it. However,
all the recorded contents are erased.
Before recording
≥It is not possible to record to both HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and DVD
drive simultaneously.
≥It is not possible to record continuously from one side of a double
sided disc to the other. You will need to eject the disc and turn it
over.
≥It is not possible to record digital broadcasts that allow “One time
only recording” onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R or 8 cm DVD-RAM
discs. Use the HDD or CPRM compatible DVD-RAM.
≥When transferring (dubbing) in high speed mode to DVD-R,
DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, after you have recorded to
the HDD, set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” to “On” before
recording to the HDD (➡ 22).
Refer to the “Using DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R on this unit” for more
information (➡ 7).
Recording television programmes
FR (Automatic
142 hours 8 hours
mode selection) maximum maximum
After recording
Format
This disc is not formatted properly.
Format the disc in DISC MANAGEMENT?
Yes
No
SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
Press [2] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
To format a disc
“Erasing all the contents of a disc or card—Format” (➡ 49)
Either the main or secondary audio can be recorded for
bilingual broadcasts,
when
≥Recording to DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R
≥Recording sound in LPCM (➡ 54, Audio Mode for XP
Recording)
≥“Rec for High Speed dubbing” is set to “On” (➡ 22)
You have to select the audio recording type before recording.
–If you do not connect external equipment
Select “M 1” or “M 2” in “Bilingual Audio Selection” in the
SETUP menu (➡ 54).
–If you connect external equipment
Select “M 1” or “M 2” on the external equipment.
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Recording television programmes
Flexible Recording
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
DRIVE
SELECT
(Recording that fits the remaining disc space)
REC
/k1.3
1.3
∫
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
CH
7
8
9
0
-/--
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
/CH
PROG ECK
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
T R
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FUNCTIONS
[HDD]
≥When you want to record a title to HDD so that it can then be
transferred (dubbed) to fit one 4.7 GB disc perfectly
≥You do not need to edit the recorded title, or change the recording
mode when transferring (dubbing), to fit the disc space
e.g., Recording a 90 minute programme to disc
SUB MENU
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
1
FU
N
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
Recording television programmes
NU
PLAY/x1.3
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
TIME SLIP
PAUSE
IONS
CT
DIRECT
NAVIGATOR
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
∫ Using “FLEXIBLE REC” is convenient in these
kinds of situations.
[RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
≥When the amount of free space on the disc makes selecting an
appropriate recording mode difficult
≥When you want to record a long programme with the best picture
quality possible
G-Code
CANCEL
∫
HDD, DVD
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
The unit sets the best possible picture quality that fits the recording
within the remaining disc space. The recording mode becomes FR
mode.
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
ERASE
TIMER
If you select XP mode, the programme will not fit one disc.
STATUS
4.7GB
DVD-RAM
F TIMER
Rec for High Speed dubbing
4.7GB
DVD-RAM
If you select SP mode, the programme will fit one disc.
However there will be 30 minutes
remaining disc space.
DVD/TV
When transferring (dubbing) in high speed mode to DVD-R,
DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R after you have recorded
to the HDD.
If transferring (dubbing) a title using the high speed mode to a
DVD-R, etc., set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” to “On” before
recording to the HDD.
However, the following restrictions apply:
≥When recording bilingual broadcasts, either the main or
secondary audio can be recorded.
–If you do not connect external equipment
Select “M 1” or “M 2” in “Bilingual Audio Selection” in the
SETUP menu (➡ 54).
–If you connect external equipment
Select “M 1” or “M 2” on the external equipment.
≥Even 16:9 aspect (Widescreen) programmes are recorded in 4:3
aspect.
Refer to the “Using DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R on this unit” for more
information (➡ 7).
1
If you try to record a 90 minute
programme in XP mode, only the
first 60 minutes will fit on the disc
and the 30 minute balance will not
get recorded.
≥Another disc is necessary.
RETURN
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “To Others” and press
[ENTER].
3 Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and press
[ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select “Disc” and press [1].
5 Press [3, 4] to select “Settings for recording”
and press [ENTER].
6 Press [3, 4] to select “Rec for High Speed
dubbing” and press [ENTER].
7 Press [3, 4] to select “On” and press [ENTER].
8 Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
4.7GB
DVD-RAM
If you select “FLEXIBLE REC” the programme will fit one
disc perfectly.
4.7GB
DVD-RAM
Necessary space for recording
Preparation
≥Select the channel or the external input to record.
≥Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the recording drive.
1
2
3
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “FLEXIBLE
REC” and press [ENTER].
FLEXIBLE REC
Recording in FR mode.
Maximum rec. time
Set rec. time
Start
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
To start recording
≥Recording television programmes (➡ 20)
≥Timer recording (➡ 24)
≥Recording from a video cassette recorder (➡ 45)
4
8 Hour 00 Min.
8 Hour 00 Min.
Cancel
Press [2, 1] to select “Hour” and
“Min.” and press [3, 4] to set the
recording time.
≥You can also set the recording time with the numbered
buttons.
≥You cannot record more than 8 hours.
[Note]
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If you do not intend to transfer (dub) titles in high speed mode to
DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, set “Rec for High
Speed dubbing” to “Off”.
Maximum recording time
This is the maximum recording
time in EP mode.
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(Continued)
Reviewing the recorded images while recording—
Time Slip
When you want to start recording
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Start”
and press [ENTER].
≥Recording starts.
≥All the recording modes from XP to EP appear in
the display.
To exit the screen without recording
Press [RETURN].
To stop recording partway
Press [∫].
To show the remaining time
Press [STATUS].
While recording, you can play a scene in the title being recorded or a
previously recorded title. Both the images being played and recorded
are shown.
XP
SP
LP
EP
1
PLAY
0 min
e.g., HDD
Remaining
time of
recording
HDD
REC 59
ARD
M1/M2
LR
REC
[HDD] [RAM]
≥There is no sound output while searching forward or backward.
To stop play
Press [∫].
To stop recording
2 seconds after play stops
Press [∫].
To stop timer recording
Press [F TIMER].
≥You can also press and hold [∫] on the main unit for more than 3
seconds to stop recording.
The image currently being
recorded
Press [3, 4] to select the time and
press [ENTER].
≥Each time you press [3, 4], the time increases [3] or
decreases [4] by 1 minute.
(Press and hold for 10-minute intervals.)
≥Press [TIME SLIP] to show the play images in full. Press
again to show the play and recording images.
Playing while you are recording
Press [1] (PLAY) during recording.
Play starts from 30
seconds previous.
≥You will hear the playback audio.
2
Playing from the beginning of the title you are
recording—Chasing playback
Press [TIME SLIP] during recording.
To stop play
Press [∫].
To stop recording
2 seconds after play stops
Press [∫].
To stop timer recording
Press [F TIMER].
≥You can also press and hold [∫] on the main unit for more than 3
seconds to stop recording.
Recording television programmes
5
[Note]
Chasing play can only be used with programmes of the same
encoding system (PAL/NTSC).
Playing a title previously recorded while recording—
Simultaneous rec and play
≥You can also change the drive and play while recording. Press
[HDD] or [DVD].
1
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR] during
recording.
2
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a title
and press [ENTER].
≥There is no sound output while searching forward or
backward.
To stop play
Press [∫].
To exit the Direct Navigator screen
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
To stop recording
After play stops
1 Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR] to exit screen.
2 If the recording is on the other drive
Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the recording drive.
3 Press [∫].
To stop timer recording
Press [F TIMER].
≥You can also press and hold [∫] on the main unit for more than 3
seconds to stop recording.
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Timer recording
Using G-CODE® system to make timer
recordings
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
/k1.3
1.3
∫
DVD
TV
Í
Í
1
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
0
-/--
CANCEL
Remain
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
12:53:00 15. 7. TUE
PAUSE
PLAY/x1.3
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
Press the numbered buttons to enter
the G-CODE number.
Press [2] to move back to correct a digit.
3
FU
N
Press [ENTER].
TIMER
RECORDING
DUBBING
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
Enter G-Code Number by using 0-9 key.
2
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
PROG/CHECK
G-Code
IONS
CT
Timer recording
G-Code
HDD, DVD
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
3,4,2,1
ENTER
Press [G-Code].
CH
G-Code
7
¢ CANCEL
SD
Entering G-CODE numbers is an easy way of timer recording. You can
find these numbers in TV listings in newspapers or magazines.
≥You can enter up to 32 programmes up to a month in advance.
Name
Remain
12:54:00 15. 7. TUE
Date
1 ARD 15. 7. TUE
SUB MENU
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
Start
19:00
Stop
HDD
DVD Mode
20:00
HDD
SP
RETURN
S
Programme Name
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
REC MODE
TIMER
≥Confirm the programme and make corrections if necessary
using [3, 4, 2, 1] (➡ 26, step 3).
≥When “-- ---” appears in the “Name” column, you cannot set
timer recording. Press [3, 4] to select desired programme
position. After you have entered the information of a TV
station, it is kept in the unit’s memory.
≥You can also press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the recording
drive.
When the recording drive is “DVD” and there is not enough
remaining space, recording automatically switches to the
“HDD” (➡ 25, Relief Recording).
≥You can also press [REC MODE] to change the recording
mode.
≥RENEW (Auto Renewal Recording) [HDD] (➡ 26)
ON!)OFF
≥Programme Name
Press [2, 1] to select “Programme Name” and press
[ENTER] (➡ 51, Entering text).
F TIMER
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
≥[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] When recording
bilingual broadcasts, only the
DVD/TV
audio selected in “Bilingual Audio Selection” (➡ 54) is recorded
(“M 1” or “M 2”).
≥[HDD] If you set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” (➡ 22) to “On” before
recording to the HDD, you can later high speed transfer (dub) the
programme to DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R.
Before recording
≥Refer to the “Using DVD-R, DVD-RW and +R on this unit” for more
information (➡ 7).
≥See also the notes “Before recording” (➡ 21).
Preparation
≥Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit
the connections to this unit.
≥If recording to DVD, insert a disc that you can use for recording
(➡ 20).
≥Make sure that the clock settings are correct (➡ 57).
4
Press [ENTER].
The settings are stored.
TIMER
RECORDING
No. Name
01
ARD
Remain
Date
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
Start
12:56:00 15. 7. TUE
Disc
space
HDD
Stop DVD Mode
15. 7. TUE 19:00 20:00
New Timer Programme
SP
OK
Check to make sure “OK”
is displayed (➡ 27).
Repeat steps 1–4 to programme other recordings.
5
Press [F TIMER].
The unit turns off and “F” lights on the unit’s display to
indicate timer recording standby has been activated.
≥If you turn on the unit, a
Timer standby is active. Playback is possible.
message screen appears.
Recording is not possible
while timer recording is in standby. [Playback is possible
however you cannot play a title recorded using a different
encoding system (PAL or NTSC) from that of the TV system
currently selected on the unit.]
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∫ To release the unit from recording standby
Press [F TIMER].
“F” goes out.
≥Be sure to press [F TIMER] before the programme start time to
put the unit in recording standby. Timer recording will work only
if “F” is displayed.
∫ To cancel recording when recording has
already begun
Press [F TIMER].
≥You can also press and hold [∫] on the main unit for more than
3 seconds to stop recording.
≥Timer recordings are activated regardless of whether the unit is
turned on/off.
≥Timer recordings begin when the set time is reached even
when playing.
≥Timer recordings do not begin while editing or transferring
(dubbing) in normal speed mode (➡ 41).
≥If the unit is turned on when timer recording begins, it remains
turned on after recording finishes. It does not turn off
automatically. You can turn the unit off during timer recording.
≥“F” flashes for about 5 seconds when the unit cannot go to
timer recording standby.
≥If the unit is not put in the timer recording standby mode at the
latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer recording
starting time, the “F” flashes on the unit display. In this case,
press [F TIMER] to put the unit in the timer recording standby
mode.
≥When you programme successive timer recordings to start
immediately one after the other, the unit cannot record the part
at the beginning of the later programmes [a few seconds when
recording with HDD or DVD-RAM and approximately 30
seconds when recording with DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
format) and +R].
Programme
Recorded
Programme
Timer recording
[Note]
Not recorded
Recorded
∫ Relief Recording
When the recording drive is “DVD” and there is not enough
remaining space, recording automatically switches to the “HDD”.
If there is no disc in the tray or the disc cannot be recorded on or
when timer recording starts while transferring (dubbing), the
recording drive will be altered to the HDD.
≥The Direct Navigator shows which programmes were reliefrecorded (“ ” is displayed.) (➡ 28).
≥If the time remaining on the HDD is insufficient, as much of the
programme as possible will be recorded onto the HDD.
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Timer recording
Refer to the control reference on page 24.
∫ To release the unit from recording standby
Manually programming timer
recordings
You can enter up to 32 programmes up to a month in advance.
(Each daily or weekly programme is counted as one programme.)
1
Press [PROG/CHECK].
TIMER
RECORDING
No. Name
Timer recording
01
ARD
Remain
Date
12:56:00 15. 7. TUE
HDD
Disc
Stop DVD Mode space
Start
15. 7. TUE 19:00 20:00
New Timer Programme
SP
OK
[Note]
Press ENTER to store new programme.
ENTER
RETURN
2
3
Press [3, 4] to select “New Timer
Programme” and press [ENTER].
Press [1] to move through the items
and change the items with [3, 4].
TIMER
RECORDING
Name
Remain
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
12:54:00 15. 7. TUE
Date
1 ARD 15. 7. TUE
Start
22:00
Stop
22:30
HDD
DVD Mode
HDD SP
Programme Name
≥Press and hold [3, 4] to alter the Start (Start time) and
Stop (Finish time) in 30-minute increments.
≥You can also set Name (Programme position/TV Station
Name), Date, Start (Start time), and Stop (Finish time) with
the numbered buttons.
≥Date
[. Date:
Current date up to one month later minus
l ;:
one day
l Daily timer: SUN-SAT>MON-SAT>MON-FRI
l ;:
a. Weekly timer: SUN>--->SAT
≥You can also press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the recording
drive.
When the recording drive is “DVD” and there is not enough
remaining space, recording automatically switches to the
“HDD” (➡ 25, Relief Recording).
≥You can also press [REC MODE] to change the recording
mode.
≥RENEW (Auto Renewal Recording) [HDD] (➡ right)
ON!)OFF
≥Programme Name
Press [2, 1] to select “Programme Name” and press
[ENTER]. (➡ 51, Entering text)
4
∫ To cancel recording when recording has
already begun
Press [F TIMER].
≥You can also press and hold [∫] on the main unit for more than
3 seconds to stop recording.
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
Press [F TIMER].
“F” goes out.
≥Be sure to press [F TIMER] before the programme start time to
put the unit on recording standby. Timer recording will work only
if “F” is displayed.
≥Timer recordings are activated regardless of whether the unit is
turned on/off.
≥Timer recordings begin when the set time is reached even
when playing.
≥Timer recordings do not begin while editing or transferring
(dubbing) in normal speed mode (➡ 41).
≥If the unit is turned on when timer recording begins, it remains
turned on after recording finishes. It does not turn off
automatically. You can turn the unit off during timer recording.
≥“F” flashes for about 5 seconds when the unit cannot go to
timer recording standby.
≥If the unit is not put in the timer recording standby mode at the
latest 10 minutes before the programmed timer recording
starting time, the “F” flashes on the unit display. In this case,
press [F TIMER] to put the unit in the timer recording standby
mode.
≥When you programme successive timer recordings to start
immediately one after the other, the unit cannot record the part
at the beginning of the later programmes [a few seconds when
recording with HDD or DVD-RAM and approximately 30
seconds when recording with DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
format) and +R].
Auto Renewal Recording
[HDD]
If you record a programme onto HDD repeatedly everyday or every
week using timer recording, the unit will record the new programme
over the old one.
This function can be used only when weekly recording or daily
recording is selected.
1
2
3
4
Press [ENTER].
TIMER
RECORDING
No. Name
01
02
ARD
ARD
Remain
Date
Start
Press [3, 4] to select the programme
and press [ENTER].
Press [2, 1] to select “RENEW”
column.
Press [3, 4] to select “ON” and press
[ENTER].
TIMER
RECORDING
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
Press [PROG/CHECK].
12:56:00 15. 7. TUE
Disc
Mode space
Remain
HDD 30:24 SP
15. 7. TUE 19:00 20:00
15. 7. TUE 22:00 22:30
New Timer Programme
SP
SP
OK
OK
Check to make sure “OK”
is displayed (➡ 27).
DVD 1:58 SP
12:54:00 15. 7. TUE
HDD
Stop DVD
Name
Date
Start
Stop
HDD
DVD
Mode
RENEW
1 ARD
SUN
22:00
22:30
HDD
SP
ON
Programme Name
Repeat steps 2–4 to programme other recordings.
5
Press [F TIMER].
The unit turns off and “F” lights on the unit’s display to
indicate timer recording standby has been activated.
≥If you turn on the unit, a
Timer standby is active. Playback is possible.
message screen appears.
Recording is not possible
while timer recording is in standby. [Playback is possible
however you cannot play a title recorded using a different
encoding system (PAL or NTSC) from that of the TV system
currently selected on the unit.]
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[Note]
≥If a programme set for Auto Renewal Recording is protected or
while play back is taking place from the HDD, or while transferring
(dubbing), the programme will not be overwritten. Instead the
programme set for recording will be saved as a separate
programme, and this programme will be the one to be overwritten
when the next Auto Renewal Recording takes place.
≥Playlists made from programmes that were set for Auto Renewal
Recording are erased along with auto renewal.
≥When there is not enough space on the HDD, the programme may
not be recorded completely.
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Check, change or delete a programme
≥Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the timer
recording list by pressing [PROG/CHECK].
Press [PROG/CHECK].
Icons
[ This programme is currently recording.
W The times overlap those in another programme.
Recording of the programme with the later start time
starts when the earlier programme finishes recording.
F The disc was full so the programme failed to record.
X The programme did not complete recording because the
disc is dirty or some other reason.
Timer programmes set to Auto Renewal Recording
(➡ 26).
Titles that have been rerouted to the HDD
(Displayed while recording.)
Recording drive: HDD
Recording drive: DVD
TIMER
RECORDING
Remain
No. Name
Date
DVD 1:58 SP
HDD 30:24 SP
Start
Timer recording
The material was copy-protected so it was not recorded.
12:56:00 15. 7. TUE
Disc
Mode space
HDD
Stop DVD
New Timer Programme
Press ENTER to store new programme.
ENTER
RETURN
Message displayed in the “Disc space” line
OK:
Displayed if the recording can fit in the
remaining space.
> (Date): For recordings made daily or weekly, the display
will show until when recordings can be made (up
to a maximum of one month from the present
time) based on the time remaining on the disc.
!:
It may not be possible to record because:
≥there is not enough space left
≥the number of possible titles has reached its
maximum.
Relief: Timer programmes that will be relief recorded to
the HDD.
∫ To change a programme
Press [3, 4] to select the programme and press [ENTER].
(➡ 26, step 3)
∫ To delete a programme
Press [3, 4] to select the programme and press [¢ CANCEL].
∫ To exit the timer recording list
Press [PROG/CHECK].
∫ To put the unit on timer recording standby
Press [F TIMER].
“F” lights on the unit’s display to indicate timer recording standby
has been activated.
≥Programmes that failed to record are deleted from the timer
recording list at 4 a.m. two days later.
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Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs
∫ Selecting recorded programmes (titles) to play—
Direct Navigator
2
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›]
1 Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
S VIDEO IN
≥Thumbnail Display
/k1.3
1.3
CH
VIDEO IN L/MONO -AUDIO IN- R
AV3
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
∫
007
≥Table Display
A VIDEO B PICTURE
HDD
1 3
HDD, DVD indicator X CH W
TITLE VIEW
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
ARD 10.10. FRI
ARD 11.10. SAT
---
---
Rec Time
0:52(SP)
---
DVD
TV
Í
Previous
Í
ENTER
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
1
2
3
4
5
6
W X CH
CH
G-Code
2
9
8
7
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
0
MANUAL SKIP
-/--
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
/CH
PROG ECK
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
T R
O
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
DISPLAY STATUS
A
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
AUDIO
ERASE
2;, ;1
3,4,2,1
ENTER
RETURN
CREATE
CHAPTER
TIMER
ERASE
Preparation
≥Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit
the connections to this unit. DVD/TV
≥Turn on this unit.
1
Page 01/01
Next
ENTER
RETURN
S SUB MENU
Select
TITLE VIEW
008
A VIDEO B PICTURE
---
[HDD] To sort Title View for easy searching (Table Display only)
This function is convenient when searching for one title to
playback from many titles.
1Press [SUB MENU].
2Press [3, 4] to select “Sort” and press [ENTER].
3Press [3, 4] to select the item and press [ENTER].
If you select an item other than “No.”
≥The Direct Navigator screen will reappear after playback of the
selected title has finished. (You cannot play titles continuously.)
≥Skip and Time Slip will only function with the title currently being
played back.
≥If you exit the Direct Navigator screen, or switch to “PICTURE”
Direct Navigator screen, the sorted Title View will be cancelled.
3 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the title and press
[ENTER].
You can also select titles with the numbered buttons.
e.g.,
[HDD]
[RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›]
5:
[0] ➡ [0] ➡ [5]
5:
[0] ➡ [5]
15:
[0] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
15:
[1] ➡ [5]
115:
[1] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the
playback drive.
The HDD or DVD indicator lights up on the unit.
≥It is possible to watch playback from one drive while
recording on another (editing is not possible).
2
A VIDEO B PICTURE
Date Day Time Name of title
26. 9. FRI 13:30
27. 9. SAT 12:15
3. 10. FRI 20:00
3. 10. FRI 22:05
4. 10. SAT 16:10
10.10. FRI 9:25
10.10. FRI 13:30
11.10. SAT 21:00
Press [A] to select “VIDEO”.
007
3
RETURN
S
Next
Previous
HDD
FU
N
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TIME SLIP
NU
PLAY/x1.3
DUBBING
DIRECT
NAVIGATOR,
TOP MENU
PAUSE
STOP
IONS
CT
Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs
∫
Name
ARD
ZDF
AV2
ARD
AV2
ZDF
ARD
ARD
[HDD] [RAM]
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
6, 5
;
:, 9
Select
No.
001
002
003
004
005
006
007
008
---
Switching the Direct Navigator appearance
1 Press [SUB MENU] while Thumbnail Display is displayed.
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Table Display” and press [ENTER].
≥The display appearance last used is saved even after the unit is
turned off.
1
SD
Page 02/02
S SUB MENU
RETURN
VOLUME
CH
TITLE VIEW
HDD
---
008
If you selected the DVD drive
Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main
unit to open the tray and insert a disc.
≥Press the button again to close the tray.
≥When using 8 cm DVD-RAM, or 8 cm DVD-R, remove the
disc from the cartridge.
Insert label-up.
∫ Cartridge disc
To show other pages
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and press
[ENTER]. (Thumbnail Display only)
≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages.
To exit the screen
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
Direct Navigator screen icons
[
Currently recording.
Title protected.
Title that was not recorded due to recording
protection (Digital broadcasts etc.)
Insert with the arrow
facing in.
t
Titles that have been rerouted to the HDD
(➡ 25, Relief Recording)
Insert fully so it clicks into place.
3
Press [1] (PLAY).
HDD
DVD
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Title with “One time only recording” restriction
(➡ 65, CPRM)
PLAY
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›]
SD
Play starts from the most recently recorded
title.
[DVD-V] [DVD-A] [CD] [VCD]
Play starts from the beginning of the disc.
≥When using cartridge discs with the write-protect tab in the
protect position (➡ 48), play automatically starts when
inserted in the unit.
Title cannot be played
[When transferring (dubbing) a title to the HDD, or
when data is damaged etc.]
(NTSC)
(PAL)
Title recorded using a different encoding system
from that of the TV system currently selected on the
unit.
≥Alter the “TV System” setting on this unit to suit
(➡ 58).
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∫ When a menu screen appears on the television
[DVD-V] [DVD-A]
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item and press [ENTER].
Some items can also be selected using the numbered buttons.
[VCD]
Press the numbered buttons to select the item.
e.g.,
5:
[0] ➡ [5]
15:
[1] ➡ [5]
≥To return to the menu screen
[DVD-V] Press [TOP MENU] or [SUB MENU].
[DVD-A] Press [TOP MENU].
[VCD] Press [RETURN].
[Note]
≥It is not possible to play continuously from one side of a double sided disc to the other. You will need to eject the disc and turn it over.
≥Depending on the disc, it may take time for the menu screen, pictures, sound, etc. to start.
≥Discs continue to rotate while menus are displayed. Press [∫] when you have finished playback to protect the unit’s motor, your television screen
and so on.
≥When playing back a title recorded on the HDD, ensure that you match the “TV System” setting to the recorded title (➡ 58).
Operations during play
Press [∫].
The stopped position is memorized.
When stop position is memorized (resume), the indicator on the right appears in the
HDD REC PLAY
unit’s display. (Excluding when playing from the Direct Navigator and when playing a
DVD REC PLAY
SD
PC
playlist.)
Resume play function
Press [1] (PLAY) to restart from this position.
Stopped position
≥If [∫] is pressed several times, the indicator on the right disappears and the position is cleared.
≥The position is cleared if the unit is turned off or the tray is opened.
Pause
C
Press [;].
Press [;] again or [1] (PLAY) to restart play.
Search
Press [6] or [5].
≥The speed increases up to 5 steps.
≥You can also turn the Smart Wheel left or right for operation (excluding [CD] [VCD]).
≥Press [1] (PLAY) to restart play.
≥Audio is heard during first level search forward.
[DVD-A] (excluding moving picture parts) [CD] Audio is heard during all levels of search.
≥Depending on the disc, Search may not be possible.
Skip
During play or while paused, press [:] or [9].
Skip to the title, chapter or track you want to play.
≥Each press increases the number of skips.
Starting from a selected
title
Press the numbered buttons.
Play starts from the selected title, chapter or track.
[HDD] [CD] (discs with MP3 files and JPEG/TIFF)
e.g., 5:
[0] ➡ [0] ➡ [5]
15: [0] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
[DVD-A] Selecting groups
While stopped (screen saver is displayed on the television ➡ right)
Input a 1-digit number
e.g., 5:
[5]
Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs
Stop
Other discs (You can select a track with DVD Audio.)
Input a 2-digit number
e.g., 5: [0] ➡ [5]
15: [1] ➡ [5]
≥This works only when stopped (screen saver is displayed on the television ➡ above) with some discs.
≥[VCD] (with playback control)
If you press the numbered buttons while stopped (the above screen saver is displayed on the
television) you can cancel PBC. (Elapsed play time appears on the unit’s display.)
Quick View
Press and hold [1] (PLAY/a1.3).
[HDD] [RAM]
Play speed is quicker than normal.
≥Press again to return to normal speed.
Slow-motion
While paused, press [6] or [5].
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [DVD-V]
[DVD-A] (Motion picture parts only)
[-RW‹VR›] [VCD]
The speed increases up to 5 steps.
≥You can also turn the Smart Wheel left or right for operation (excluding [VCD]).
≥Press [1] (PLAY) to restart play.
≥[VCD] Forward direction [5] only.
≥The unit will pause if slow-motion play is continued for approximately 5 minutes (excluding [DVD-V]
[DVD-A] [VCD]).
Frame-by-frame
While paused, press [2] (2;) or [1] (;1).
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [DVD-V]
[DVD-A] (Motion picture parts only)
[-RW‹VR›] [VCD]
Each press shows the next frame.
≥Press and hold to change in succession forward or backward.
≥Press [1] (PLAY) to restart play.
≥[VCD] Forward direction [1] (;1) only.
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Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs
Refer to the control reference on page 28.
Operations during play
(continued)
Displaying the television Press [TIME SLIP].
The unit displays the television image as a pictureimage as a picture-inin-picture.
≥You will hear the playback audio.
picture
PLAY
0 min
ARD
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›] ≥Press [TIME SLIP] again to cancel.
≥Time Slip does not work when the unit’s “TV
System” settings are different from the title
recorded.
Skipping the specified
time (Time Slip)
Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs
Current receiving images
≥You can change the channel being
received by pressing [W X CH].
(You cannot change the channel being
received while recording.)
1 Press [TIME SLIP].
2 Press [3, 4] to select the time and press [ENTER].
Play skips the specified time.
≥Each time you press [3, 4], the time increases [3] or decreases [4] by
1 minute intervals. (Press and hold for 10-minute intervals.)
≥Press [TIME SLIP] to show the play images in full.
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›]
Play images
PLAY
-5 min
ARD
[Note]
Time Slip does not work while timer recording is in standby.
Manual Skip
Press [MANUAL SKIP].
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›] Each time you press, play restarts approximately 30 seconds later.
Simple editing operations during play
Erase
Erase titles etc. during play
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
1 Press [ERASE].
2 Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press [ENTER].
≥A title cannot be restored once it is erased. Make certain before proceeding.
≥You cannot erase while recording or transferring (dubbing)
≥[-R] [+R] Available space does not increase after erasing.
≥[-RW‹V›] Disc space increases only when the last recorded title is erased.
Create Chapter
Press [CREATE CHAPTER].
(➡ 36, Title/Chapter)
[HDD] [RAM]
Chapters are divided at the point pressed.
≥Press [:, 9] to skip to the start of a chapter.
Changing audio during play
Press [AUDIO].
[HDD] [RAM] [-RW‹VR›] [VCD]
LR>L>R
^---------------}
HDD
PLAY
LR
[DVD-V] [DVD-A]
You can change the audio channel number each time you press the
button. This allows you to change things like the soundtrack
language (➡ 34, Soundtrack).
Soundtrack
e.g., “L R” is selected
1 ENG
e.g., English is selected.
[Note]
You cannot change the audio type in the following cases.
≥When a DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R disc is in the disc tray while DVD drive is selected.
≥When the recording mode is XP and “Audio Mode for XP Recording” is set to “LPCM” (➡ 54).
≥When “Rec for High Speed dubbing” is set to “On” (➡ 22).
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Using menus to play MP3
[CD]
DVD
Preparation
Press [DVD] to select the DVD drive.
TV
Í
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
DVD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
This unit plays MP3 files recorded on CD-R/RW designed for audio
recording that are finalized (➡ 65) on a computer.
The screen shown below is displayed when you insert a disc
containing MP3 files and still pictures (JPEG/TIFF).
G-Code
CANCEL
Playback mode is set to MP3.
Select "JPEG" from MENU in FUNCTIONS
if you play pictures ( JPEG ).
MANUAL SKIP
0
-/--
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
:, 9
RETURN
ENTER
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY/x1.3
Press [ENTER], and follow the steps below.
1
SUB MENU
Selected group
RETURN
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
Press [TOP MENU].
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
ERASE
TIMER
G: Group No.
T: Track No. in the group
TOTAL: Track No./Total tracks
in all groups
No.
Group
1 : My favorite
Total
Track
Tree
001 Both Ends Freezing
1
002 Lady Starfish
2
003 Life on Jupiter
3
004 Metal Glue
4
005 Paint It Yellow
5
006 Pyjamamama
6
007 Shrimps from Mars
7
008 Starperson
8
009 Velvet Cuppermine
9
010 Ziggy Starfish
10
MENU
G
1
T
1
TOTAL
1/111
No.
0 – 9
Prev.
Next
SELECT
ENTER
Page 001/024
RETURN
DVD/TV
≥Files are treated as tracks and folders are treated as groups.
2
Regarding MP3
≥Compatible formats: ISO9660 level 1 or 2 (except for extended
formats) and Joliet
≥Maximum number of files (tracks) and folders (groups)
recognizable: 999 files (tracks) and 99 folders (groups)
≥This unit is compatible with multi-session but reading or play of
the disc may take time if there are a lot of sessions.
≥Operation may take time to complete when there are many files
(tracks) and/or folders (groups) and some files (tracks) may not
display or be playable.
≥The display order on this unit may differ from how the order is
displayed on a computer.
≥Depending on how you create the disc (writing software), files
(tracks) and folders (groups) may not play in the order you
numbered them.
≥This unit is not compatible with packet-write format.
Press [3, 4] to select the track and
press [ENTER].
Play starts on the selected track.
≥“0” indicates the track currently playing.
≥You can also select the track with the numbered buttons.
e.g.,
5:
[0] ➡ [0] ➡ [5]
15:
[0] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
To show other pages
Press [:, 9].
To exit the screen
Press [TOP MENU].
Using the tree screen to find a group
1
While the file list is displayed
≥File format: MP3
Files must have the extension “.mp3” or “.MP3”.
≥Bit rates: 32 kbps to 320 kbps
≥Sampling frequency: 16 kHz/22.05 kHz/24 kHz/32 kHz/
44.1kHz/48 kHz
≥This unit is not compatible with ID3 tags.
Structure of MP3 folders
Prefix with 3-digit numbers
in the order you want to play
them.
Root
001
001 (folder=group)
001track.mp3 (file=track)
002track.mp3
003track.mp3
Press [1] while a track is highlighted
to display the tree screen.
Selected group No. /Total groups
If the group has no track, “– –” is displayed
as group number.
MENU
G
8
T
14
TOTAL
40/111
No.
0 – 9
002 group
003 group
Order of play
001track.mp3
002track.mp3
003track.mp3
004track.mp3
001track.mp3
002track.mp3
003track.mp3
Using menus to play MP3
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
FU
N
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
IONS
CT
TOP MENU
NU
SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
2
Tree
MP3 music
G 7/25
001 My favorite
001 Brazilian pops
002 Chinese pops
003 Czech pops
004 Hungarian pops
005 Liner notes
006 Japanese pops
007 Mexican pops
008 Philippine pops
009 Swedish pops
001 Momoko
002 Standard number
001 Piano solo
002 Vocal
You cannot select groups
that contain no compatible
files.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a group
and press [ENTER].
The file list for the group appears.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
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Playing still pictures (JPEG/TIFF)
4
HDD, DVD, SD indicator
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the still
picture and press [ENTER].
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
DRIVE
SELECT
You can also select still pictures with the numbered buttons.
e.g.,
5:
[0] ➡ [0] ➡ [0] ➡ [5]
115: [0] ➡ [1] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
15: [0] ➡ [0] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
1115: [1] ➡ [1] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
REC
/k1.3
1.3
DRIVE SELECT
DVD
≥Press [2, 1] to display the previous or next still picture.
≥Useful functions during still picture play (➡ 33)
TV
Í
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
HDD, DVD,
SD
CH
Numbered
buttons
Press [STATUS] twice.
MANUAL SKIP
0
-/--
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
18:53:50 11.10.
Folder - Picture No. 103 - 0006
Date
1. 1. 2005
No.
:, 9
∫
PAUSE
STOP
To exit the screen
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
∫ To show the picture properties
G-Code
CANCEL
To return to the Direct Navigator screen
Press [∫].
PLAY/x1.3
3/9
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
FUNCTIONS
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
FU
N
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
IONS
CT
Playing still pictures (JPEG/TIFF)
Shooting date
DIRECT
NAVIGATOR
To exit the picture properties screen
Press [STATUS].
[Note]
≥Still pictures cannot be played during recording or transferring
(dubbing).
RETURN
S
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
STATUS
B
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
ERASE
[HDD] [RAM] [SD] [CD]
≥You can use SD Memory Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 1 GB
(➡ 11).
≥Inserting, Removing the SD card (➡ 6)
1
To select JPEG
TIMER
[CD] [with MP3 files and still pictures (JPEG/TIFF)]
The screen shown below is displayed when you insert a disc
containing MP3 files and still pictures (JPEG/TIFF).
DVD/TV
Press [HDD], [DVD] or [SD]
to select the drive.
e.g.,
SD card drive
The indicator lights up on the unit.
≥On the main unit, press [DRIVE SELECT]
several times.
[CD]
The screen shown below is displayed when you insert a disc
containing MP3 files and still pictures (JPEG/TIFF). Select
JPEG menu (➡ right) before performing the steps below.
Playback mode is set to MP3.
Select "JPEG" from MENU in FUNCTIONS
if you play pictures ( JPEG ).
1
2
Press [ENTER].
Press [FUNCTIONS].
FUNCTIONS DVD
Playback mode is set to MP3.
Select "JPEG" from MENU in FUNCTIONS
if you play pictures ( JPEG ).
MENU
Recording
TIMER RECORDING
2
1 3
Dubbing
2
3
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
ENTER
RETURN
3
[HDD] [RAM]
Press [B] to select “PICTURE”.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR PICTURE (JPEG) VIEW
A VIDEO B PICTURE
HDD
Folder
0001
103__DVD
0002
0003
MP3 Playback mode
CD (MP3/JPEG)
Playback
RETURN
ENTER
RETURN
ENTER
PICTURE (JPEG) VIEW
screen
G-Code
DUBBING
To Others
Press [3, 4] to select “MENU” and
press [ENTER].
Menu
0004
Select file type.
0005
0006
0007
0008
0009
----
----
----
MP3
Previous
ENTER
RETURN
Page 001/001
S SUB MENU
Next
Select
Direct Navigator screen icons
Picture protected.
Picture in which the number of prints is set (DPOF)
(➡ 40, 65).
To show other pages
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and press
[ENTER].
≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages.
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JPEG
To select the still pictures in another folder ➡ 33
ENTER
4
RETURN
Press [3, 4] to select “JPEG” and
press [ENTER].
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Useful functions during still picture
play
[HDD] [RAM] [SD] [CD]
You can display still pictures one by one
with constant interval.
While the PICTURE (JPEG) VIEW screen
is displayed
1 Press
[3, 4, 2, 1] to
select “Folder”
and press
[SUB MENU].
2 Press [3, 4] to
select “Start Slide
Show” and press
[ENTER].
DIRECT NAVIGATOR PICT
SD CARD
Folder
103__DV
0001
0002
0005
0006
Start Slide Show
Slide Interval
≥To change the display timing
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Slide Interval” in
step 2 and press [ENTER].
2 Press [2, 1] to select the desired
timing (0–30 seconds) and press
[ENTER].
Rotate
[HDD] [RAM] [SD] [CD]
1 Press
Rotate RIGHT
[SUB MENU].
Rotate LEFT
2 Press [3, 4] to
select “Rotate
RIGHT” or
“Rotate LEFT” and press
[ENTER].
ENTER
RETURN
≥Rotation information will not be stored.
Zoom in
Zoom out
[HDD] [RAM] [SD] [CD]
1 Press
[SUB MENU].
2 Press [3, 4] to
select “Zoom in”
and press
[ENTER].
Rotate RIGHT
Rotate LEFT
Zoom in
ENTER
RETURN
≥To return the picture to its original size,
press [3, 4] to select “Zoom out” in step
2 and press [ENTER].
≥When zooming in, the picture may be cut
off.
≥The enlargement information will not be
stored.
≥The “Zoom in/Zoom out” function is only
available for still pictures smaller than
640 a 480 pixels.
Erase
1 Press [ERASE].
2 Press [2, 1] to select
“Erase” and press [ENTER].
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
≥Compatible formats: DCF§ compliant (Content recorded on a
digital camera, etc.)
§
Design rule for Camera File system: unified standard
established by Japan Electronics and Information Technology
Industries Association (JEITA).
≥File format: JPEG, TIFF (non-compressed RGB chunky format)
≥Number of pixels:34k34 to 6144k4096
(Sub sampling is 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)
≥This unit can handle a maximum of 3000 files and 300 folders
(including higher folders).
≥Operation may take time to complete when playing TIFF format
still pictures, or when there are many files and/or folders, some
files may not display or be playable.
≥MOTION JPEG is not supported.
[CD]
≥Compatible formats: ISO9660 level 1 or 2 (except for extended
formats) and Joliet
≥Maximum number of files and folders recognizable:
999 files and 99 folders
≥This unit is compatible with multi-session but reading or play of
the disc may take time if there are a lot of sessions.
≥Operation may take time to complete when there are many files
and/or folders and some files may not display or be playable.
≥The display order on this unit may differ from how the order is
displayed on a computer.
≥Depending on how you create the disc (writing software), files
and folders may not play in the order you numbered them.
≥This unit is not compatible with packet-write format.
≥File format: JPEG, TIFF (non-compressed RGB chunky format)
≥Files must have the extension “.jpg”, “.JPG”, “.tif” or “.TIF”.
≥Number of pixels: 34 x 34 to 6144 x 4096
(Sub sampling is 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)
≥Operation may take time to complete when playing TIFF format
still pictures.
≥MOTION JPEG is not supported.
≥You can play MP3 and still pictures (JPEG/TIFF) on this unit by
making folders as shown below. However depending on how
you create the disc (writing software), play may not be in the
order you numbered the folders.
≥English alphabet and Arabic numerals are displayed correctly.
Other characters may not be displayed correctly.
≥When the highest level folders are “DCIM” folders, they are
displayed first on the tree.
Root
Structures of still pictures
Files inside a folder are displayed
in the order they were updated or
taken.
P0000001.jpg
P0000002.jpg
001
002 Folder
P0000003.jpg
P0000004.jpg
P0000005.jpg
≥Once erased, the recorded contents
are lost and cannot be restored. Make
certain before proceeding.
003 Folder
004 Folder
∫ To select the still pictures in another folder
(➡ 11, Structure of folders displayed by this unit)
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Folder” and press [ENTER].
2 Press [3, 4] to select the folder and press [ENTER].
DIRECT NAVIGATOR PICTURE (JPEG) VIEW
SD CARD
Folder
0001
B PICTURE
103__DVD
0002
0003
0004
Playing still pictures (JPEG/TIFF)
Start Slide
Show
Slide Interval
Regarding still pictures (JPEG, TIFF)
Order of play
P0000006.jpg
P0000007.jpg
P0000008.jpg
P0000009.jpg
P0000010.jpg
P0000011.jpg
P0000012.jpg
\DCIM\100__DVD
001 100__DVD
002 101__DVD
003 102__DVD
004 103__DVD
You can also select folders with the numbered buttons.
e.g.,
5:
[0] ➡ [0] ➡ [5]
15:
[0] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
115:
[1] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
To switch to another higher folder
If there is a multiple number of higher folders recognizable,
while the screen on the right appears
1 Press [SUB MENU].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Folder” and
press [ENTER].
3 Press [2, 1] to select the higher
folder and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select the desired
folder and press [ENTER].
001
002
003
004
\DCIM\100__DVD
100__DVD
101__DVD
102__DVD
103__DVD
Folder
Select folder to access.
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Using on-screen menus/FUNCTIONS window and Status message
Disc menu—Setting the disc content
DVD
TV
Í
Í
Soundtrack§
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›]
The disc’s audio attributes appear.
[DVD-V] [DVD-A]
Select the audio and language (➡ below, Audio attribute,
Language).
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
G-Code
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
0
SLOW/SEARCH
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY/x1.3
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
TOP
E SLIP
TIM
ENTER
SUB MENU
Using on-screen menus/FUNCTIONS window and Status message
FUNCTIONS
≥Subtitle on/off information cannot be recorded using this unit.
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
FU
N
IONS
CT
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
Subtitle§
[DVD-V] [DVD-A]
Turn the subtitle on/off and select the language (➡ below,
Language).
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›] (Only discs that contain
subtitle on/off information)
Turn the subtitle on/off.
-/--
SKIP
Angle§ [DVD-V] [DVD-A]
RETURN
Change the number to select an angle.
S
CREATE
DISPLAY
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
STATUS
Audio channel [HDD] [RAM] [-RW‹VR›] [VCD]
TIMER
➡ 30, Changing audio during play
STILL-P (Still picture) [DVD-A]
Selects the play method for still pictures.
Slide Show: Plays according to the default order on the disc.
Page:
Select the still picture number and play.
≥RANDOM: Plays in random order.
≥Return:
Returns to the default still picture on the disc.
DVD/TV
Using on-screen menus
PBC (Playback control ➡ 65) [VCD]
Common procedures
1
Indicates whether menu play (playback control) is on or off.
§
Press [DISPLAY].
Disc
Play
Picture
Sound
Other
Menu
Soundtrack
1
Î Digital 2/0 ch
Subtitle
Off
Audio channel
LR
Item
Setting
≥Depending on the condition of the unit (playing, stopped,
etc.) and disc contents, there are some items that you
cannot select or change.
2
3
4
Press [3, 4] to select the menu and
press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select the item and
press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select the setting.
≥Some items can be changed by pressing [ENTER].
To clear the on-screen menus
Press [DISPLAY].
With some discs, you may only be able to make changes using the
menus (➡ 29) on the disc.
≥The display changes according to the disc content. You cannot
change when there is no recording.
Audio attribute
LPCM/PPCM/ÎDigital/DTS/MPEG:
k (kHz):
b (bit):
ch (channel):
Language
ENG: English
FRA: French
DEU: German
ITA: Italian
ESP: Spanish
NLD: Dutch
SVE:
NOR:
DAN:
POR:
RUS:
JPN:
Signal type
Sampling frequency
Number of bits
Number of channels
Swedish
Norwegian
Danish
Portuguese
Russian
Japanese
CHI:
KOR:
MAL:
VIE:
THA:
¢:
Chinese
Korean
Malay
Vietnamese
Thai
Others
Play menu—Change the play sequence
This function works only when the elapsed play time is displayed.
Select the item for repeat play. Depending on the disc, the items that
can be selected will differ.
Repeat Play
≥All
≥Chapter
≥Group
≥PL (Playlist)
≥Title
≥Track
[CD] (excluding MP3 discs) [VCD]
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [DVD-V] [-RW‹VR›]
[DVD-A] [CD] (MP3 discs only)
[HDD] [RAM]
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [DVD-V] [-RW‹VR›]
[DVD-A] [CD] [VCD]
Select “Off” to cancel.
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Picture menu—Change the picture quality
FUNCTIONS window
By using the FUNCTIONS window you may access the main
functions quickly and easily.
Reduces noise and picture degradation.
1
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Progressive§ (➡ 65)
Functions displayed depend on the selected drive or type of
disc.
Select “On” to enable progressive output.
Select “Off” if the picture is stretched horizontally.
FUNCTIONS HDD
Disc Remaining 30:00 SP
HDD
Transfer§ [When “Progressive” (➡ above) is set to “On”.]
Playback
Select the method of conversion for progressive output to suit
the type of title being played (➡ 65, Film and video).
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
Recording
TIMER RECORDING
2
1 3
Dubbing
When the output signal is PAL
G-Code
DUBBING
ENTER
≥Auto:
≥Video:
When the output signal is NTSC
≥Auto1
(normal):
≥Auto2:
≥Video:
Detects 24 frame-per-second film content and
appropriately converts it.
Compatible with 30 frame-per-second film
content in addition to 24 frame-per-second
film content. (Picture distortion may occur
depending on the content)
Select when using “Auto1” and “Auto2”, and
the video content is distorted.
AV-in NR (Only when AV1, AV2, AV3 or AV4 is selected)
Reduces video tape noise while transferring (dubbing).
≥Automatic: Noise reduction only works on picture input
from a video tape.
≥On:
Noise reduction works for input video.
≥Off:
Noise reduction is off. You can record the input
signal as it is.
§
To Others
RETURN
Detects 25 frame-per-second film content and
appropriately converts it.
Select when using “Auto”, and the video
content is distorted.
Only when you have set “Progressive” to “On” in the SETUP menu
(➡ 18).
2
Press [3, 4] to select an item and
press [ENTER].
≥If you select “To Others” and press [ENTER], the following
screen appears.
FUNCTIONS HDD
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
PLAYLISTS
Recording
TIMER RECORDING
SETUP
G-Code
DISC MANAGEMENT
FLEXIBLE REC
2
1 3
Dubbing
DUBBING
ENTER
To Others
RETURN
Enjoy a surround-like effect if you are using two front speakers
only.
≥Turn V.S.S. off if it causes distortion. (Check the surround
function on the connected equipment.)
≥V.S.S. does not work for bilingual recordings.
Dialog Enhancer
[RAM] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [DVD-V] [DVD-A] [-RW‹VR›]
(Dolby Digital, 3-channel or over only, including a centre channel)
To exit the FUNCTIONS window
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Status messages
Press [STATUS].
The display changes each time you press the button.
Selected drive/type of disc
HDD
REC
PLAY
Recording or play status/input channel
TV audio type being received (➡ below)
Selected audio type
STEREO
LR
Recording drive/
Transfer (dubbing) progress indicator
DVD REC
Title number and elapsed time during play/
Recording mode
Available recording time and
recording mode
Date and time
πRemain
18:53:50 11.10.
The volume of the centre channel is raised to make dialogue
easier to hear.
Other menu—Change the display position
Position
1–5: The higher the setting the lower the on-screen menu
moves.
Return
≥If you select “Return” and press [ENTER], you can return to
the previous screen.
Sound menu—Change the sound effect
V.S.S.
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [DVD-V] [DVD-A] [-RW‹VR›]
(Dolby Digital, MPEG, 2-channel or over only)
Disc Remaining 30:00 SP
HDD
Playback
Using on-screen menus/FUNCTIONS window and Status message
Playback NR
π T1
0:05.14 XP
π T2
13:50 XP
0:00.10 XP
Title number and elapsed time during
recording/Recording mode
No display
≥TV audio type
STEREO: STEREO/NICAM stereo broadcast
M 1/M 2: Bilingual/NICAM dual-sound broadcast
M 1:NICAM monaural broadcast
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Editing titles/chapters
TV
AV
HDD, DVD
DVD
HDD
1
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
-/--
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
CH
G-Code
CANCEL
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
[HDD] [RAM]
3
Press [A] to select “VIDEO”.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the title.
;
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
ARD 10.10. FRI
ARD 11.10. SAT
---
---
Previous
ENTER
RETURN
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
TIMER
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
Title/Chapter
Programmes are recorded as a single title consisting of one
chapter.
DVD/TV
Title
4
5
Chapter
Start
End
---
Page 02/02
S SUB MENU
Select
Next
Previous
Press [SUB MENU].
Press [3, 4] to select the operation
and press [ENTER].
Enter Name
Set up Protection
Title
Chapter
Chapter
Cancel Protection
Chapter
You can change the order of chapters and create a playlist (➡ 38).
[HDD] [RAM]
≥The maximum number of items on a disc:
[HDD]
–Titles:
500
–Chapters: Approx. 1000 per title
(Depends on the state of recording.)
[RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
–Titles:
99 ([+R] 49 titles)
–Chapters:
Approx. 1000 ([+R] Approx. 254)
(Depends on the state of recording.)
Change Thumbnail
Edit
Divide Title
Other View
Switching the Direct Navigator
appearance ➡ 28
Playing still pictures (JPEG/TIFF)
➡ 32, step 3
6
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the chapter.
To start play ➡ Press [ENTER].
To edit ➡ Step 7.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR CHAPTER VIEW
HDD
A VIDEO B PICTURE
Chapter View screen
008 ARD 11.10. SAT
001
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
0:31.24
≥To show other pages/Multiple editing (➡ above)
7
Press [SUB MENU], then [3, 4] to
select the operation and press [ENTER].
Erase Chapter
Create Chapter
Combine Chapters
Refer to “Chapter
operations” (➡ 37).
Title View
≥You can go back to Title View.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
36
Refer to “Title
operations”
(➡ 37).
∫ If you select “Chapter View”
≥Once erased, divided or partially erased, recorded content cannot
be restored to its original state. Make certain before proceeding.
≥You cannot edit during recording or transferring (dubbing), etc.
≥Restricted recording information remains even after editing (e.g.
dividing a title etc).
You can modify (remove unnecessary parts, divide, etc.) recorded
programmes.
Preparation
≥Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit
the connection to this unit.
≥Turn the unit on.
≥Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the drive containing the recorded
title to be edited.
≥[RAM] Release protection (➡ 48).
Partial Erase
Properties
Table Display
[Note]
Editing titles/chapters and playing
chapters
Erase
Chapter View
≥Titles are divided into about 5-minute chapters after finalizing
(➡ 50). [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
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≥If you select “Edit”, press [3, 4] to select the operation and
press [ENTER]. (➡ 37)
You can divide a title into multiple chapters. [HDD] [RAM]
(➡ 30, 37, Create Chapter)
Chapter
Title View screen
To show other pages
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and
press [ENTER].
≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages.
Multiple editing
Select with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [;]. (Repeat.)
A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel.
RETURN
S
CREATE
Editing titles/chapters
A VIDEO B PICTURE
---
008
ENTER
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
TITLE VIEW
007
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
HDD
1
FU
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ENTER
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TOP
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DIRECT
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2
MANUAL SKIP
:, 9
During play or while stopped
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Title operations
After performing steps 1–5 (➡ 36)
Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press [ENTER].
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
≥Once erased, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding.
≥The available recording space on DVD-R or +R does not increase when you erase titles.
≥Available recording space on DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) increases only when the last recorded title is
erased. It does not increase if other titles are erased.
Properties
Information (e.g., time and date) is shown.
≥Press [ENTER] to exit the screen.
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
[-RW‹VR›]
Enter Name
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
Set up Protection§
Cancel Protection§
[HDD] [RAM]
Partial Erase
[HDD] [RAM]
(➡ below, For your reference)
Properties
Dinosaur
No.
026
Time
12:19
Date 11.10.2004 MON Rec time 0:30 (SP)
Name ARD
You can give names to recorded titles.
➡ 51, Entering text
If set, this will protect the title from accidental erasure.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
HDD
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
The lock symbol appears when the title is protected.
You can remove unnecessary part of the recording.
1 Press [ENTER] at the start point and end point of the
section you want to erase.
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Exit” and press [ENTER].
008
ARD 10.10. FRI
ARD 11.10.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR Partial Erase
HDD
008
TITLE
007
A VIDEO B PICTURE
PLAY
Start
End
Next
Exit
≥Select “Next” and press [ENTER] to erase other sections.
0:43.21
3 Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press [ENTER].
Start
End
- -:- -.- -
- -:- -.- -
ENTER
RETURN
Change Thumbnail
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
(➡ below, For your reference)
You can change an image to be shown as the thumbnail picture in the Title
View.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR Change Thumbnail
HDD
To change the thumbnail
Restart play and press [3, 4] to select “Change”, then press [ENTER]
at the point you want to change.
;
008
1 Press [1] (PLAY) to start play.
2 Press [ENTER] when the image you want to use as a
thumbnail is shown.
A VIDEO B PICTURE
Change
Exit
0:06.45
Change
Start play and select the image
0:06.45
of a thumbnail.
Editing titles/chapters
Erase§
ENTER
3 Press [3, 4] to select “Exit” and press [ENTER].
Divide Title
[HDD] [RAM]
(➡ below, For your reference)
You can divide a title into two.
1 Press [ENTER] at the point you want to divide the title.
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Exit” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [2, 1] to select “Divide” and press [ENTER].
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
HDD
Divide Title
008
PLAY
A VIDEO B PICTURE
Preview
Divide
Exit
0:43.21
To confirm the division point
Press [3, 4] to select “Preview” and press [ENTER]. (The unit plays 10
seconds before and after the division point.)
To change the division point
Restart play and press [3, 4] to select “Divide”, then press [ENTER] at the point where you want to divide
the title.
Divide
- -:- -.- -
[Note]
≥The divided titles retain the title name and CPRM property (➡ 65) of the original title.
≥Video and audio just before and after the dividing point may momentarily cut out.
§
Multiple editing is possible.
Chapter operations
After performing steps 1–7 (➡ 36)
Erase Chapter§
Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press [ENTER].
[HDD] [RAM]
≥Once erased, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding.
Create Chapter
Select the point where you want to start a new chapter while viewing the
title.
[HDD] [RAM]
(➡ below, For your reference)
1 Press [ENTER] at the point you want to divide.
≥Repeat this step to divide at other points.
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Exit” and press [ENTER].
§
Combine Chapters
Press [2, 1] to select “Combine” and press [ENTER].
[HDD] [RAM]
≥The selected chapter and following chapter are combined.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
HDD
008
Create Chapter
PLAY
A VIDEO B PICTURE
Create
Exit
0:43.21
Multiple editing is possible.
For your reference
≥Use search (➡ 29), Time Slip (➡ 30) to find the desired point.
≥To find the desired point correctly, use Slow-motion (➡ 29) and Frame-by-frame (➡ 29).
≥Press [:, 9] to skip to the end of a title.
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Creating, editing and playing playlists
DVD
Í
Press [3, 4] to select “PLAYLISTS”
and press [ENTER].
4
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Create”
and press [ENTER].
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
HDD, DVD
3
TV
DVD
HDD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
-/--
CH
PLAYLISTS
HDD
G-Code
CANCEL
PAUSE
/CH
PROG ECK
5
FU
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NAV IREC
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T R
O
IONS
CT
TOP
---
PLAY/x1.3
---
---
E SLIP
TIM
PLAYLISTS
HDD
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
A
B
CREATE
CHAPTER
Press [2, 1] to select the source title
and press [4].
≥Press [ENTER] to select all the chapters in the title, then
skip to step 7.
FUNCTIONS
DUBBING
ENTER
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
---
Create
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
3,4,2,1
ENTER
---
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
NU
PLAYLIST VIEW
---
Create
001 ARD 11.10. SAT
Source Title
001
002
---
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Source Chapter
001
003
---
---
---
ERASE
Page 001/001
002
C
Creating, editing and playing playlists
Chapters in PLAYLIST
-----
You can arrange the chapters (➡ 36) to create a playlist.
Title
Title
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
Chapter
ENTER
RETURN
6
DVD/TV
Playlist
Chapter
S SUB MENU
Page 001/001
Press RETURN to exit.
Press [2, 1] to select the chapter you
want to add to a playlist and press
[ENTER].
Press [3] to cancel.
Chapter
PLAYLISTS
HDD
Create
001 ARD 11.10. SAT
Source Title
001
002
---
---
Transferring (dubbing) (➡ 41) a playlist will create a title.
Source Chapter
001
003
---
≥Playlists are not recorded separately so this doesn’t use much
capacity.
≥Editing chapters in a playlist does not modify the source titles
and source chapters.
Chapters in PLAYLIST
-----
---
---
[HDD] [RAM]
≥The maximum number of items on a disc:
–Playlists:
99
–Chapters in playlists: Approx. 1000
(Depends on the state of recording.)
≥If you exceed the maximum numbers of items for a disc, all the
items entered will not be recorded.
ENTER
RETURN
[HDD] [RAM]
Preparation
≥Turn on the television and select the appropriate Video input to suit
the connection to this unit.
≥Turn the unit on.
≥Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the drive containing the recorded
title to be edited.
≥[RAM] Release disc or cartridge protection (➡ 48).
≥You cannot create or edit a playlist while recording or while
transferring (dubbing).
≥Playlists must be made in accordance with the encoding system
currently selected in “TV System” (➡ 58).
1
While stopped
2
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
FUNCTIONS HDD
Disc Remaining 30:00 SP
HDD
Playback
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
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FLEXIBLE REC
Recording EPG GUIDE
Plus+
SETUP
Page 001/001
Page 001/001
002
S SUB MENU
Page 001/001
Press RETURN to exit.
≥You can also create a new chapter from the source title.
Press [SUB MENU] to select “Create Chapter” and press
[ENTER] (➡ 37, Create Chapter)
7
Press [2, 1] to select the position to
insert the chapter and press [ENTER].
PLAYLISTS
HDD
Creating playlists
38
Page 001/001
RETURN
Create
001 ARD 11.10. SAT
Source Title
001
002
---
---
Source Chapter
001
003
---
---
---
Page 001/001
002
Chapters in PLAYLIST
-----
ENTER
RETURN
Page 001/001
Page 001/001
Press RETURN to exit.
≥Press [3] to select other source titles.
≥Repeat steps 6–7 to add other chapters.
8
Press [RETURN].
All the selected scenes become the playlist.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
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Editing and playing playlists/chapters
[HDD] [RAM]
[-RW‹VR›] (Play only)
2
3
4
After performing steps 1–5 (➡ left)
Erase§
While stopped
[HDD] [RAM]
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “PLAYLISTS”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the
playlist.
Properties
[HDD] [RAM]
[-RW‹VR›]
Properties
No.
10
Chapters 002
--
01
12.10. SUN 0:30
Create
--
--
RETURN
Create
--
[HDD] [RAM]
Press [2, 1] to select “Copy” and press
[ENTER].
≥The copied playlist becomes the newest
one in the playlist view screen.
Enter
Name
You can give names to playlists.
➡ 51, Entering text
Copy§
--
Press [SUB MENU], then [3, 4] to
select the operation and press
[ENTER].
[HDD] [RAM]
≥If you select “Edit”, press [3, 4] to select the operation and
press [ENTER].
Change
Thumbnail
Create
➡ 37, Change Thumbnail
[HDD] [RAM]
Copy
Erase
Enter Name
Properties
Change Thumbnail
Refer to “Playlist
operations”.
§
Edit
Multiple editing is possible.
Chapter operations
Chapter View
∫ If you select “Chapter View”
6
➡ 38, Creating playlists, Step 5–8
[HDD] [RAM]
≥To show other pages/Multiple editing (➡ 36)
5
Date 12.10.2004 TUE
Total 0:30.53
ENTER
PLAYLIST View screen
PLAYLIST VIEW
Playlist information (e.g., total time and date)
is shown.
≥Press [ENTER] to exit the screen.
Dinosaur
To start play ➡ Press [ENTER].
To edit ➡ Step 5.
PLAYLISTS
HDD
Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press
[ENTER].
Once erased, the playlists are lost and
cannot be restored.
Make certain before proceeding.
[HDD] [RAM]
After performing steps 1–7 (➡ left)
≥Editing chapters in a playlist does not modify the source titles and
source chapters.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the
chapter.
Add
Chapter
➡ 38, Creating playlists, Step 5–7
To start play ➡ Press [ENTER].
To edit ➡ Step 7.
Move
Chapter
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the position
to insert the chapter and press [ENTER].
PLAYLISTS
HDD
Chapter View screen
CHAPTER VIEW
PLAYLISTS
HDD
01 ARD 12.10. SUN 0:30
001
Creating, editing and playing playlists
1
Playlist operations
Move Chapter
01 12.10. SUN 0:11
002
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001
002
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
---
0:10.24
≥To show other pages/Multiple editing (➡ 36)
7
Previous
Press [SUB MENU], then [3, 4] to
select the operation and press
[ENTER].
Create Chapter
RETURN
Refer to “Chapter
operations”.
Combine Chapters
Erase Chapter
PLAYLIST View
≥You can go back to PLAYLIST View.
Next
ENTER
Create
Chapter
➡ 37, Create Chapter
Combine
Chapters
➡ 37, Combine Chapters
Erase
Chapter§
➡ 37, Erase Chapter
The playlist itself is erased if you erase all
the chapters in it.
Add Chapter
Move Chapter
Page 01/01
§
Multiple editing is possible.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
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Editing still pictures
3
DVD
TV
Í
Í
To show other pages
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and
press [ENTER].
≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages.
Multiple editing
Select with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [;]. (Repeat.)
A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel.
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
HDD, DVD,
SD
CH
G-Code
7
8
9
0
-/--
CANCEL
≥To select the still pictures in another folder (➡ 33)
4
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
:,9
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
Press [SUB MENU], then [3, 4] to
select the operation and press
[ENTER].
Erase Picture
FU
N
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
T R
O
Set up Protection
DPOF
Other View
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
RETURN
S
Editing still pictures
B
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
Editing titles/chapters and playing
chapters ➡ 36, step 2
RETURN
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
below
Cancel Protection
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
NU
;
IONS
CT
DIRECT
NAVIGATOR
PLAY/x1.3
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the still
picture.
TIMER
∫ To edit still picture folders
Erase Whole Folder
DVD/TV
Preparation
≥Press [HDD], [DVD] or [SD] to select the drive.
≥[RAM] [SD] Release protection (➡ 48, Setting the protection).
In step 3 (➡ above)
Folder Name
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Folder”
Set up Protection
and press [ENTER].
Cancel Protection
2 Press [3, 4] to select the folder.
DPOF
≥To show other pages/Multiple editing
Folder
(➡ above)
To switch to another
3 Press [SUB MENU], then [3, 4] to
select the operation and press [ENTER]. higher folder ➡ 33
1
2
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
≥You can use SD Memory Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 1 GB
(➡ 11).
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
[HDD] [RAM]
Press [B] to select “PICTURE”.
To exit the screen
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
Picture and folder operation
After performing steps 1–4
Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press [ENTER].
Erase Picture§
§
Erase Whole Folder ≥Once erased, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding.
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
Folder Name
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
Set up Protection§
Cancel Protection§
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
≥When erasing a folder, the files not containing still pictures will also be erased if they are inside the folder.
(This does not apply to folders under the folder concerned.)
You can give names to still picture folders.
➡ 51, Entering text
≥Folder names input using this unit may not be displayed on other equipment.
If set, this will protect the still picture or folder from accidental erasure.
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
Folder
The lock symbol appears when the still picture or folder is protected.
≥Even if the protection setting is used by this unit to protect a folder, the folder may
be erased by another unit.
0002
0005
0006
DPOF§
You can select a whole folder or individual pictures for printing and specify the number of prints to be made.
[SD]
Press [2, 1] to select number of print (0 to 9) and
press [ENTER].
DPOF
Set up DPOF on the picture (JPEG).
Setting on other equipment will be cancelled.
Number of prints
P
ENTER t
1
t
To cancel the print setting
Set the number of print to “0”.
≥Print settings (DPOF) made using this unit may not be viewable on other equipment.
≥When this is set by this unit, any settings established by other units will be released.
≥Settings cannot be made for folders and files not in accordance with DCF standards or if there is no
remaining space on the card.
40
§
103__
0001
The DPOF mark appears. (This appears on the still pictures inside a folder when you make the
DPOF setting for the folder.)
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Multiple editing is possible.
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Transferring (dubbing) titles or playlists
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
You can select from a variety of methods to transfer (dub) on this unit.
You cannot transfer (dub) titles which have been treated to prevent copying.
∫ Transferring (dubbing) direction
You can transfer (dub) your favorite titles and playlists to discs.
≥Transferring (dubbing) a playlist will create a title.
High speed mode§1
High speed mode
HDD
HDD
RAM
DVD-R, etc.§2
High speed mode
DVD-RW (DVD
Video Recording
format)
DVD-V§
HDD
Normal speed mode
Normal speed mode
Normal speed mode
HDD
When you want to re-edit finalized content
on a DVD-R, etc.
≥When you want to play a transferred (dubbed) disc
on other equipment, you must finalize the disc after
transferring (dubbing) (➡ 50, 65).
§1Before recording to HDD, set “Rec for High Speed
dubbing” to “On” (➡ 22).
§2DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R
§
Finalized DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
format) and +R or DVD-Video on sale
that are not copy-protected, etc.
Normal speed mode: Select XP, SP, LP, EP or FR as the recording mode for transferring (dubbing) (➡ 21).
∫ Transferring (dubbing) mode
Transferring (dubbing) a title or a playlist
Transferring (dubbing) multiple titles and playlists together
One Touch Transfer (dubbing) (➡ 42)
Transferring (dubbing) using the transferring (dubbing) list (➡ 42)
You can select transferring (dubbing) speed mode and picture quality (➡ below)
Features
High speed
Normal speed (XP, SP, LP, EP, FR)
You can transfer (dub) in a very short amount
of time. You can transfer (dub) even faster if
you use a high speed recording compatible
disc.
You can record and play using the HDD while
high speed transferring (dubbing).
You can record for a long period of time on 1 disc.
For example, using LP mode, you can record approximately 4
hours on 1 (4.7 GB) disc (➡ 21).
e.g., 1 hour TV drama
Only one episode using XP mode
XP
LP LP LP LP
➡ below, Approximate transferring (dubbing)
times
Transferring (dubbing)
times
4 episodes using LP mode
The same amount of time it takes to record the source
Picture quality
Original picture quality
Can change§1
Are chapters/thumbnails
maintained?
Yes§2
No (One title is recorded as one chapter. Thumbnails return to
the default position.)
Other operations while
transferring (dubbing)
You can record/play using the HDD.
No
§1
§2
If you select a recording mode with better picture quality than the original, the picture quality does not improve. (However it does prevent
against degradation of picture quality.)
[+R] Up to approx. 100 chapters
When transferring (dubbing) playlists to DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R, the thumbnails may not reflect changes made to them.
Transferring (dubbing) titles or playlists
∫ Transferring (dubbing) speed mode types and features
∫ Approximate transferring (dubbing) times (Max. speed)
(excludes time required to write data management information)
HDD
Recording mode Recording time
XP
1
SP
LP
1 hour
5k high speed
recording compatible
DVD-RAM
8k high speed
recording compatible
DVD-R
4k high speed
recording compatible
DVD-RW
8k high speed
recording compatible
+R
Approx. 12 min.
Approx. 8.7 min.
Approx. 15 min.
Approx. 8.7 min.
Approx. 6 min.
Approx. 3.8 min.
Approx. 7.5 min.
Approx. 3.8 min.
Approx. 3 min.
Approx. 1.9 min.
Approx. 3.8 min.
Approx. 1.9 min.
EP (6 Hours)
Approx. 2 min.
Approx. 1.3 min.
Approx. 2.5 min.
Approx. 1.3 min.
EP (8 Hours)
Approx. 1.5 min.
Approx. 56 sec.
Approx. 1.9 min.
Approx. 56 sec.
[Note]
≥When recording or playing while transferring (dubbing), the unit may not use the maximum recording speed.
≥Depending on the condition of the disc, the unit may not transfer (dub) using the maximum speed.
Regarding high speed transfer (dubbing) to DVD-R, etc.
To high speed transfer (dub) titles (or playlists created from those
titles), set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” to “On” before recording to
the HDD (➡ 22).
However in the following cases, transferring (dubbing) to DVD-R,
DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R using the high speed mode
does not work.
≥Playlists created from titles using a variety of recording modes
≥Playlists created from multiple titles using FR recording mode
≥Playlists mixed with a variety of audio types (Dolby Digital and
LPCM, etc.)
≥Titles that contain many erased segments
Regarding transferring (dubbing) of digital broadcasts that
allow “One time only recording”
You can transfer (dub) a recorded title to a CPRM (➡ 65) compatible
DVD-RAM, however, the title is erased from the HDD.
≥Titles or playlists cannot be transferred (dubbed) from DVD-RAM to
the HDD.
≥You cannot use one touch transfer (dubbing). Use the transferring
(dubbing) list (➡ 42).
≥Titles will not be transferred (dubbed) if they are protected (➡ 37).
≥You cannot transfer (dub) playlists created from “One time only
recording” titles.
≥Titles with recording limitations and playlists cannot be registered
on the same transferring (dubbing) list.
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3
DVD
TV
Í
Í
A transferring (dubbing) complete message appears on the
screen for a few seconds when transferring (dubbing) is
completed.
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
DVD
CH
G-Code
7
8
9
0
-/--
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
;
:, 9
∫
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
TOP
E SLIP
TIM
ENTER
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
DUBBING
RETURN
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
On
Off
FUNCTIONS
RETURN
S
A
Rec for High Speed dubbing setting
1
FU
N
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
≥The transfer (dubbing) speed and picture quality are set as
follows.
The recording mode changes to FR mode if the remaining disc space
is exceeded using one of the recording modes indicated below.
[HDD] > [RAM]: High speed mode
[HDD] > [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] :
High speed mode
IONS
CT
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
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PLAY/x1.3
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER].
TIMER
STATUS
B
Same recording mode used as when
recording the source title (XP–EP, FR).
≥Playlists are transferred (dubbed) in FR
mode.
∫ To stop transferring (dubbing) ➡ 43
∫ Recording and playing while transferring
(dubbing) ➡ 43
Transferring (dubbing) using the
transferring (dubbing) list
Transferring (dubbing) titles or playlists
DVD/TV
[Note]
Titles and playlists recorded using a different encoding system (PAL
or NTSC) from the TV system currently selected on the unit cannot
be transferred (dubbed).
Preparation
≥Insert a disc that you can use for recording (➡ 9).
≥Confirm that there is enough remaining disc space.
One Touch Transfer (dubbing)
[HDD] > [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
With one touch transfer (dubbing), the title currently being played is
dubbed without any further setting.
≥[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] Select the audio type for recording bilingual
broadcast from “Bilingual Audio Selection” (➡ 54).
1
2
[HDD] ,-. [RAM]
[-RW‹VR›] > [HDD]
[HDD] > [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
You can order titles and playlists as desired for transfer (dubbing) to
disc.
≥Select the audio type for recording bilingual broadcast from
“Bilingual Audio Selection” (➡ 54) when:
–Transferring (dubbing) to a DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format)
and +R.
–When “Audio Mode for XP Recording” is set to “LPCM” (➡ 54)
and you are transferring (dubbing) in XP mode.
1
While stopped
2
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “DUBBING”
and press [ENTER].
DUBBING
Play the title or playlist you want to
transfer (dub).
Press [DUBBING].
Cancel All
1 Dubbing Direction
2 Dubbing Mode
VIDEO
Yes
No
Selecting the DVD drive speed§
1 Press [3] to select “DVD drive speed”.
2 Press [2, 1] to select “Maximum” or “Normal (Silent)” and
press [4].
≥Selecting “Normal (Silent)” means the noise generated by
this unit is less than “Maximum”; however, the time required
for transferring (dubbing) will double (approximately).
§ Only when transferring (dubbing) to 5k high speed
recording compatible DVD-RAM, 8k high speed recording
compatible DVD-R or 8k high speed recording compatible
+R in High speed mode
HDD
Destination
DVD
High Speed
3 Create List
DUBBING
High Speed mode is selected.
Is it OK to start?
Source
HDD > DVD
0
≥If you are not going to change the registered list press [4]
several times (➡ 43, step 6).
3
Set the transfer (dubbing) direction.
≥If you are not going to change the dubbing direction, press
[4] (➡ 43, step 4).
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Dubbing Direction” and press
[1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Source” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [3, 4] to select the drive and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select “Destination” and press
[ENTER].
5 Press [3, 4] to select the drive and press [ENTER].
The same drive as the transfer (dubbing) source cannot be
selected.
6 Press [2] to confirm.
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∫ To stop transferring (dubbing)
Set the recording mode.
≥If you are not going to change the recording mode, press [4]
(➡ step 5).
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Dubbing Mode” and press [1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Format” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [3, 4] to select “VIDEO” and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select “Recording Mode” and press
[ENTER].
5 Press [3, 4] to select the mode and press [ENTER].
6 Press [2] to confirm.
5
Register titles and playlists for
transfer (dubbing).
≥If you are going to transfer (dub) a registered list without
making any changes to it (➡ step 6).
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Create List” and press [1].
Cancel All
Destination Capacity: 4343MB
Size:
0MB ( 0%)
1 Dubbing Direction
No.
HDD > DVD
Name of item
Size
New item (Total=0)
2 Dubbing Mode
High Speed
3 Create List
Page 01/01
Create dubbing list.
Start Dubbing
ENTER
RETURN
∫ To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
∫ Recording and playing while transferring
(dubbing)
You can record and play using the HDD while high speed
transferring (dubbing).
Press [ENTER] to cancel the screen display.
≥To confirm the current progress
Press [STATUS].
[Note]
DUBBING
VIDEO
Press and hold [RETURN] for 3 seconds.
≥If stopped partway, transferring (dubbing) will be up to that
point. However, in high speed mode, only titles that have
completed transferring (dubbing) at the point stopped are
transferred (dubbed). [Even if the title was not transferred
(dubbed) to the DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R,
the amount of remaining writable disc space becomes less.]
≥You cannot perform chasing play or edit etc. while transferring
(dubbing).
≥Timer recordings executed while transferring (dubbing) are
recorded to the HDD regardless of the recording drive settings.
≥You cannot play a playlist while transferring (dubbing) titles with
“One time only recording” restriction (➡ 41).
S SUB MENU
2 Press [3, 4] to select “New item” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [A] to select “VIDEO” or press [B] to select
“PLAYLISTS”.
Create List
HDD
A VIDEO B PLAYLISTS
007
008
0:30(XP)
ARD 10 10 FRI
ARD 11 10 SAT
To play DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R on other
players, it is necessary to finalize them after transfer (dubbing).
Transferring (dubbing) list icons and functions
---
Transferring (dubbing) list indicators
Titles and playlists that can be transferred
(dubbed) in high speed mode to DVD-R, etc.
(➡ 22)
4 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the titles or playlists and
press [ENTER].
≥When transferring (dubbing) to DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVDVideo format) or +R using high speed mode, only items
indicated with “
” can be registered.
≥To select a multiple number of items together, press
[;] to add the check mark and press [ENTER]
(➡right, Multiple editing).
≥To show other pages (➡ right)
≥To edit the transferring (dubbing) list (➡ 44)
You can register a multiple number of titles and
playlists on the transferring (dubbing) list by repeating
steps 2–4.
You cannot start transferring (dubbing) when the value of
the “Size” (➡ right) exceeds 100% (“Destination Capacity”
is not sufficient).
5 Press [2] to confirm.
6
Press [3, 4] to select “Start
Dubbing” and press [ENTER].
Selecting the DVD drive speed§
1 Press [3] to select “DVD drive speed”.
2 Press [2, 1] to select “Maximum” or “Normal (Silent)” and
press [4].
≥Selecting “Normal (Silent)” means the noise generated by
this unit is less than “Maximum”, however the time required
for transferring (dubbing) will double (approximately).
§
Only when transferring (dubbing) to 5k high speed
recording compatible DVD-RAM, 8k high speed recording
compatible DVD-R or 8k high speed recording compatible
+R in High speed mode
7
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER] to start transferring
(dubbing).
Title with “One time only recording” restriction
Titles erased from the HDD by “One time only
recording” restriction after transferring (dubbing).
Title or playlist contains still picture(s)
≥Still picture(s) cannot be transferred (dubbed).
(NTSC)
(PAL)
Title or playlist recorded using a different encoding
system from that of the TV system currently
selected on the unit.
≥Titles and playlists displaying these marks
cannot be selected.
Transferring (dubbing) titles or playlists
4
Data size of each registered item
Destination Capacity: 4343MB
Size:
0MB (0%)
No.
Name of item
Size
New item (Total=0)
Page 01/01
Create dubbing list.
Size:
Data size recorded to the transfer
(dubbing) destination
≥When transferring (dubbing) at normal
speed, the total data size will change
according to the recording mode.
≥The total data size shown may be
larger than the sum of the data sizes
for each registered item, because of
data management information being
written to the transfer (dubbing)
destination, etc.
To show other pages
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and press
[ENTER].
≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages.
Multiple editing
Select with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [;]. (Repeat.)
Press [ENTER] to register to the list.
≥A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel.
≥When you switch between the “VIDEO” and “PLAYLISTS” tab,
the check mark is cancelled.
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Refer to the control reference on page 42.
∫ To edit the transferring (dubbing) list
Select the item in step 5–4 (➡ 43, left column)
1 Press [SUB MENU].
2 Press [3, 4] to select the operation and press
[ENTER].
After performing steps 1–4 (“Format” is automatically set to “DVDVideo”) (➡ 42, right column–43, left column)
Erase All
5
Set “Dubbing Time”.
Add
≥If you are not going to change the setting (➡ step 6).
Erase
∫Setting the unit to transferring (dubbing)
according to the set time
Move
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Dubbing Time” and press [1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Time setting” and press [ENTER].
≥Setting the unit to transferring (dubbing) all the content on the
disc
3 Press [3, 4] to select “Off” and press [ENTER].
4 Press [2] to confirm.
Erase All:
Erase all items registered on the transferring (dubbing) list.
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
Add:
Add new items to the transferring (dubbing) list.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the playlists and titles to be added and
press [ENTER].
Erase:
Erase the selected items.
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
You can also erase multiple items (➡ 43, Multiple editing).
Move:
Move selected items or change the order of items on the transferring
(dubbing) list.
Press [3, 4] to select the destination and press [ENTER].
≥Setting the transferring (dubbing) time
3 Press [3, 4] to select “On” and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select “Dubbing Time” and press
[ENTER].
DUBBING
Cancel All
1 Dubbing Direction
DVD > HDD
2 Dubbing Mode
DVD-Video
Transferring (dubbing) titles or playlists
3 Dubbing Time
To cancel all registered transferring (dubbing) setting and lists
After performing steps 1–2 (➡ 42, right column)
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Cancel All” and press [ENTER].
2 Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
≥The settings and lists may be cancelled in the following situations.
–When a title, still picture, etc. has been recorded or erased at the
transfer (dubbing) source
–When steps have been taken, for instance, to turn off the unit,
open the tray, change the transfer (dubbing) direction, etc.
St t D bbi
00 Min.
Press ENTER to change settings
≥Set a few minutes longer than the source title, in order to
include the operation time before play begins.
≥You can also set the recording time with the numbered
buttons.
Press [3, 4] to select “Start
Dubbing” and press [ENTER].
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER] to start
transferring (dubbing).
The disc top menu is displayed.
≥Disc play automatically begins from title 1 when “Title 1” is
selected from the “Auto-Play Select” menu when finalizing
the disc (➡ 50).
Transferring (dubbing) a finalized
DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format)
and +R
7
When the top menu is displayed
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the title
you want to start transferring
(dubbing), and press [ENTER].
You can transfer (dub) the content of finalized DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVDVideo format) and +R etc to the HDD and re-edit.
While playing a disc, the content being played is transferred
(dubbed) to the HDD according to the set time.
My favorite
≥Operations and on screen displays during transfer
(dubbing) are also recorded.
≥Almost all DVD-Video on sale have been treated to prevent
illegal copying, and cannot be transferred (dubbed).
≥The following cannot be transferred (dubbed): DVD-Audio,
Video CD, Audio CD and so on.
Preparation
≥Insert the finalized disc (➡ 28).
≥Press [DVD] to select the DVD drive.
Hour
Set the time a few minutes
longer.
5 Press [2, 1] to select “Hour” and “Min.” and press
[3, 4] to set the recording time.
6 Press [ENTER].
7 Press [2] to confirm.
6
[DVD-V] > [HDD]
2
XP
01/02
01
Chapter 1
02
Chapter 2
03
Chapter 3
04
Chapter 4
05
06
While playing in order, all the titles after the selected title are
recorded until the set time. (After the last title on the disc has
finished playing the top menu is recorded until the set time is
reached.)
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To stop transferring (dubbing)
Press [∫].
You can also press and hold [RETURN] for 3 seconds to stop
transferring (dubbing).
≥If stopped partway, transferring (dubbing) will be up to that point.
[Note]
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≥The screen saver on the right is recorded at the
beginning.
≥The content is recorded as 1 title from the start of
transfer (dubbing) to the end.
≥If play does not begin automatically or if the top menu does not
display automatically, press [1] (PLAY) to start.
≥Even if you transfer (dub) a high quality video/audio DVD, the
original picture and audio quality cannot be exactly replicated.
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Recording from a video cassette recorder
TV
Í
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
INPUT SELECT
AV
HDD, DVD
DVD
HDD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
CH
G-Code
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
0
-/--
SKIP
∫
SLOW/SEARCH
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
DUBBING
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
1
FU
N
IONS
CT
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
;
PLAY/x1.3
SUB MENU
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
REC MODE
¥ REC
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
2
ERASE
TIMER
3
4
DVD/TV
While stopped
Press [INPUT SELECT] to select the
input channel for the equipment you
have connected.
Press [REC MODE] to select the
recording mode.
Start play on the other equipment.
When you want to start recording
Press [¥ REC].
Recording starts.
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
e.g., Connecting to the AV3 input terminals on the front
You can also connect to the AV4 input terminals on the rear.
≥Turn off the unit and other video equipment before connecting.
This unit
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
CH
S VIDEO IN
S VIDEO IN
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
/k1.3
1.3
To stop recording
Press [∫].
VIDEO IN L/MONO -AUDIO IN- R
AV3
VIDEO IN
L/MONO - AUDIO IN - R
Yellow White Red
S Video
cable§
To skip unwanted parts
Press [;] to pause recording. (Press again to restart recording.)
Audio/Video cable
Other video equipment
Almost all videos and DVD-Video on sale have been treated
to prevent illegal copying. Any software that has been so
treated cannot be recorded using this unit.
≥Using Flexible Recording (➡ 22), you can save the content of a
video cassette (approx. 1–8 hours) to a 4.7 GB disc with the best
possible quality of recording without wasting disc space.
Recording from a video cassette recorder
DVD
Preparation
≥Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the recording drive.
≥When recording bilingual programmes
[HDD] [RAM]
When both M 1 and M 2 is selected on the connected equipment,
you can select the audio type in playback.
[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
Select either M 1 or M 2 on the connected equipment. (You cannot
switch between audio types during playback.)
≥When the output signal from the external equipment is NTSC,
change the “TV System” to “NTSC” in the SETUP menu (➡ 58).
This unit cannot record to discs containing both PAL and NTSC
signals. (However, both types of programmes can be recorded
onto the HDD.)
≥To reduce noise in input from a video cassette recorder, set “AV-in
NR” to “On” in the on-screen menu (➡ 35).
Connect to Audio/Video output terminals.
If the audio output of the other equipment is monaural
Connect to L/MONO on the AV3 input terminals at the front.
§ The S VIDEO terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the
VIDEO terminal.
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5
DVD
TV
Í
Í
≥If you are going to transfer (dub) a registered list without
making any changes to it (➡ step 6).
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
Numbered
buttons
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
SD
You can register still pictures or still picture folders.
≥Still pictures and folders cannot be registered on the same
list.
CH
G-Code
DUBBING
9
8
7
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
0
Cancel All
-/--
SKIP
Register still pictures for transfer
(dubbing).
1 Dubbing Direction
SD CARD > HDD
SLOW/SEARCH
:, 9
Destination Capacity: 4343MB
Picture
Picture/Folder
No.
PICTURE High Speed
PAUSE
STOP
PLAY/x1.3
3 Create List
;
Page 01/01
Create dubbing list.
Start Dubbing
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
RETURN
FU
N
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Create List” and press [1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “New item” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the still picture and press
[ENTER].
RETURN
RETURN
S
DISPLAY STATUS
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
≥To select a multiple number of items together, press
[;] to add the check mark and press [ENTER] (➡ 47,
Multiple editing).
≥To show other pages (➡ 47)
≥To select the still pictures in another folder (➡ 47)
≥To edit the transferring (dubbing) list (➡ 47)
ERASE
TIMER
You can register a multiple number of still pictures on
the transferring (dubbing) list by repeating steps
2–3.
Transferring (dubbing) still pictures
DVD/TV
[HDD] [RAM] [SD]
≥You can use SD Memory Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 1 GB
(➡ 11).
4 Press [2] to confirm.
∫ To register on a folder by folder basis
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Create List” and press [1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Picture/Folder” and press [ENTER].
Transferring (dubbing) using the
transferring (dubbing) list
DUBBING
≥You cannot transfer (dub) still pictures recorded on CD.
1
While stopped
2
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “DUBBING”
and press [ENTER].
Cancel All
1 Dubbing Direction
SD CARD > HDD
SD CARD
Destination
HDD
PICTURE High Speed
3 Create List
0
You can register a multiple number of folders on the
transferring (dubbing) list by repeating steps 4–5.
≥If you are not going to change the registered list press [4]
several times (➡ step 6).
3
Set the transfer (dubbing) direction.
≥If you are not going to change the dubbing direction, press
[4] (➡ step 4).
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Dubbing Direction” and press
[1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Source” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [3, 4] to select the drive and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select “Destination” and press
[ENTER].
5 Press [3, 4] to select the drive and press [ENTER].
The same drive as the transfer (dubbing) source can be
selected.
6 Press [2] to confirm.
4
Name of item
Size
New item (Total=0)
≥To select a multiple number of items together, press
[;] to add the check mark and press [ENTER] (➡ 47,
Multiple editing).
≥To show other pages (➡ 47)
≥To switch to another higher folder (➡ 47)
≥To edit the transferring (dubbing) list (➡ 47)
SD CARD > HDD
2 Dubbing Mode
No.
3 Press [3, 4] to select “Folder” and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select “New item” and press [ENTER].
5 Press [3, 4] to select the folder and press [ENTER].
Cancel All
Source
Destination Capacity: 4343MB
Picture
Picture/Folder
2 Dubbing Mode
DUBBING
1 Dubbing Direction
46
S SUB MENU
∫ To register individual still pictures
FUNCTIONS
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
ENTER
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New item (Total=0)
2 Dubbing Mode
Set the recording mode.
≥If you are not going to change the recording mode, press [4]
(➡ step 5).
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Dubbing Mode” and press [1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Format” and press [ENTER].
3 Press [3, 4] to select “PICTURE” and press [ENTER].
“Recording Mode” is automatically set to “High Speed”.
4 Press [2] to confirm.
6 Press [2] to confirm.
6
Press [3, 4] to select “Start
Dubbing” and press [ENTER].
≥For individual still pictures only
When specifying another folder as the transferring (dubbing)
destination, select “Folder”.
Folder
New folder
Make a new folder and dub ?
7
001
002
003
---
100__DVD
101__DVD
102__DVD
New folder
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER] to start transferring
(dubbing).
To stop transferring (dubbing)
Press and hold [RETURN] for 3 seconds.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
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Transferring (dubbing) all the still
pictures on a card—COPY ALL
PICTURES
To show other pages
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and press
[ENTER].
≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages.
Multiple editing
Select with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [;]. (Repeat.)
Press [ENTER] to register to the list.
≥A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel.
[SD] > [HDD] or [RAM]
Preparation
Press [SD] to select the source drive.
1
Select the item in step 5–3 (for a still picture) or 5–5
(for a folder) (➡ 46, right column)
1 Press [SUB MENU].
2 Press [3, 4] to select the operation and press
[ENTER].
Erase All
Add
Erase
Erase All:
Erase all items registered on the transferring (dubbing) list.
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
Add:
Add new items to the transferring (dubbing) list.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the still picture or folder to be added
and press [ENTER].
Erase:
Erase the selected items.
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
You can also erase multiple items (➡ above, Multiple editing).
To cancel all registered transferring (dubbing) settings and lists
After performing steps 1–2 (➡ 46)
1 Press [3, 4] to select “Cancel All” and press [ENTER].
2 Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
≥The settings and lists may be cancelled in the following situations.
–When a title or still picture has been recorded or erased at the
transfer (dubbing) source
–When steps have been taken, for instance, to turn off the unit,
remove the card, open the tray, change the transfer (dubbing)
direction, etc.
2
3
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “COPY ALL
PICTURES” and press [ENTER].
COPY ALL PICTURES
Copy from
\DCIM
SD CARD
Copy to
HDD
\JPEG\DCIM001
Copy all pictures (JPEG) in the card
≥If there is a multiple number of higher folders recognizable,
you can switch them using [2, 1].
4
5
Press [3, 4] to select “Copy to” and
press [2, 1] to select the drive.
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Copy”
and press [ENTER].
To stop transferring (dubbing)
Press and hold [RETURN] for 3 seconds.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
∫ To select another folder
(➡ 11, Structure of folders displayed by this unit)
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Folder” and press [ENTER].
If you want to switch to another higher folder (➡ below).
2 Press [3, 4] to select the folder and press [ENTER].
DIRECT NAVIGATOR PICTURE (JPEG) VIEW
SD CARD
Folder
0001
B PICTURE
103__DVD
0002
0003
0004
\DCIM\100__DVD
001 100__DVD
002 101__DVD
003 102__DVD
004 103__DVD
Transferring (dubbing) still pictures
∫ To edit the transferring (dubbing) list
You can also select folders with the numbered buttons.
e.g.,
5:
[0] ➡ [0] ➡ [5]
15:
[0] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
115:
[1] ➡ [1] ➡ [5]
≥The still pictures of different folders cannot be registered on the
same list.
To switch to another higher folder
≥Only when selecting the source folder
If there is a multiple number of higher folders recognizable,
while the screen on the right appears
1 Press [SUB MENU].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Folder” and
press [ENTER].
3 Press [2, 1] to select the higher
folder and press [ENTER].
4 Press [3, 4] to select the desired
folder and press [ENTER].
001
002
003
004
\DCIM\100__DVD
100__DVD
101__DVD
102__DVD
103__DVD
Folder
Select folder to access.
\DCIM
Press ENTER to set.
[Note]
≥When transferring (dubbing) the still pictures on a folder by
folder basis (➡ 46) or card by card basis (➡ above, COPY ALL
PICTURES), files other than the still picture files inside the
folder will also be transferred (dubbed). (This does not apply to
the lower folders contained inside the folders.)
≥If still pictures are already contained inside the transfer
(dubbing) destination folder, the new still pictures are recorded
following the existing still pictures.
≥If the space on the destination drive runs out or the number of
files/folders to be transferred (dubbed) exceeds the maximum
(➡ 33), transferring (dubbing) will stop partway through.
≥When a name has not been input for the transfer (dubbing)
source folder, it is possible that this folder’s name will not be the
same on the transfer (dubbing) destination. It is recommended
that you input a folder name before transferring (dubbing)
(➡ 40).
≥Print number setting (DPOF) is not transferred (dubbed).
≥The sequence in which the still pictures are registered on the
transfer (dubbing) list may not be the same at the transfer
(dubbing) destination.
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HDD, disc and card management
Setting the protection
DVD
[RAM]
TV
Í
Í
VOLUME
CH
INPUT SELECT
AV
DVD
HDD
2
1
SD
3
HDD, DVD,
SD
Preparation
≥Press [DVD] to select the DVD drive.
After performing steps 1–3 (➡ left)
CH
4
5
6
7
8
9
4
G-Code
CANCEL
0
-/--
SKIP
PAUSE
PLAY/x1.3
/CH
PROG ECK
TOP
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ENTER
FUNCTIONS
RETURN
On
Erase all titles
ENTER
RETURN
S
Remain 5:38 (EP)
0 : 22
Disc Name
SELECT
SUB MENU
Used
Disc Protection
DUBBING
3,4,2,1
ENTER
5
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
NU
Press [3, 4] to select “Disc
Protection” and press [ENTER].
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER].
MANUAL SKIP
RETURN
Format Disc
CREATE
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
The lock symbol appears closed when the disc is writeprotected.
TIMER
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [-RW‹VR›] [SD]
≥You can use SD Memory Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 1 GB
(➡ 11).
Common procedures
1
While stopped
2
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
FUNCTIONS DVD
Cartridge-protection
For a DVD-RAM with a cartridge
≥With the write-protect tab in the protect position,
play automatically starts when inserted in the
unit.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
[SD]
Switch the write-protect switch to the “LOCK” position.
Providing a name for a disc
PLAYLISTS
FLEXIBLE REC
Recording
2
1 3
Dubbing
[RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
TIMER RECORDING
SETUP
G-Code
DISC MANAGEMENT
You can provide a name for each disc.
DUBBING
ENTER
Return
To Others
RETURN
3
PROTECT
Cartridge Protection Off
Disc Protection Off
DVD-RAM
Playback
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
LOCK
HDD, disc and card management
DVD/TV
Press [3, 4] to select “DISC
MANAGEMENT” or “CARD
MANAGEMENT” and press [ENTER].
e.g., [RAM]
DISC
MANAGEMENT Title No. 11
DVD-RAM
Used
Preparation
≥Press [DVD] to select the DVD drive.
≥[RAM] Release protection (➡ above).
After performing steps 1–3 (➡ left)
4
Press [3, 4] to select “Disc Name”
and press [ENTER].
Remain 5:38 (EP)
0 : 22
➡ 51, Entering text
Disc Name
Disc Protection
Off
Erase all titles
SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
≥The disc name is displayed in the FUNCTIONS window.
≥With a finalized DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, the
name is displayed on the Top Menu.
Format Disc
FUNCTIONS DVD
DVD-RAM
≥When HDD has been selected, “Erase all titles” and “Format
HDD” are displayed.
≥When SD has been selected, “Format Card” only is
displayed.
Playback
Documentary
Cartridge Protection Off
Disc Protection Off
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
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Erasing all titles and playlists—Erase
all titles
Erasing all the contents of a disc or
card—Format
[HDD] [RAM]
[HDD] [RAM] [-RW‹V›] [-RW‹VR›] [SD]
Preparation
≥Press [HDD] or [DVD] to select the drive.
≥Release protection (➡ 48).
Preparation
≥Press [HDD], [DVD] or [SD] to select the drive.
≥Release protection (➡ 48).
After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 48)
[Note]
5
6
Press [3, 4] to select “Erase all
titles” and press [ENTER].
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER].
Press [2, 1] to select “Start” and
press [ENTER].
Formatting erases all contents (including computer data),
and they cannot be restored. Check carefully before
proceeding. The contents are erased when you format a disc or
card even if you have set protection.
After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 48)
4
Press [3, 4] to select “Format HDD”,
“Format Disc” or “Format Card” and
press [ENTER].
5
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER].
Press [2, 1] to select “Start” and
press [ENTER].
A message appears when finished.
7
Press [ENTER].
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
6
[Note]
A message appears when formatting is finished.
≥Once erased, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be
restored. Make certain before proceeding.
≥Erasing all video titles will result in all playlists also being erased.
≥Still picture data (JPEG, TIFF) or computer data cannot be erased.
≥Erase does not work if one or more titles are protected.
[Note]
≥Formatting normally takes a few minutes; however, it may
take up to a maximum of 70 minutes ([RAM]).
≥Do not disconnect the AC mains lead while formatting.
This can render the disc or the card unusable.
7
Press [ENTER].
[Note]
≥When a disc or card has been formatted using this unit, it may not
be possible to use it on any other equipment.
≥Formatting cannot be performed on DVD-R, +R or CD-R/RW.
≥You can format DVD-RW only as DVD-Video format on this unit.
To stop formatting [RAM]
Press [RETURN].
≥You can cancel formatting if it takes more than 2 minutes. The disc
must be reformatted if you do this.
HDD, disc and card management
4
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
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HDD, disc and card management
Refer to the control reference on page 48.
Enabling discs to be played on other
equipment
(Top Menu, Auto-Play Select, Finalize)
[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
Preparation
Press [DVD] to select the DVD drive.
After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 48)
∫ Top Menu
You can select the background that will be displayed as the DVDVideo top menu after finalizing.
4
5
Press [3, 4] to select “Top Menu”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the
background and press [ENTER].
TOP MENU LIST
1
2
Display after finalizing
Thumbnail
(Still picture)
Title Name
4
5
3
6
01
7
8
9
HDD, disc and card management
≥You can change thumbnails displayed in the top menu. (➡ 37,
Change Thumbnail)
After
finalizing
DVD-R
DVD-RW(V)
+R
DVD-V
Recording/Editing/Entering name
Y
t
Play on other players
t
Y
Disc display on this unit
≥You cannot finalize discs recorded on other manufacturer’s
equipment.
≥If you finalize discs recorded on Panasonic equipment other than
this unit, the background selected as “Top Menu” may not be
displayed.
≥Discs finalized on this unit may not be playable on other players
due to the condition of the recording.
You can select whether to show the top menu after finalizing.
6
7
Press [3, 4] to select “Auto-Play
Select” and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Top Menu” or
“Title 1” and press [ENTER].
Top Menu: The top menu appears first.
Title 1:
The disc content is played without displaying the
top menu.
∫ Finalize
8
Press [3, 4] to select “Finalize” and
press [ENTER].
9 Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER].
10 Press [2, 1] to select “Start” and
press [ENTER].
A message appears when finalizing is finished.
[Note]
≥You cannot cancel finalizing.
≥Finalizing takes up to 15 minutes.
≥Do not disconnect the AC mains lead while finalizing.
This will render the disc unusable.
11 Press [ENTER].
[Note]
50
Before
finalizing
∫ Auto-Play Select
Make selections from “Top Menu” and “Auto-Play Select” (➡ above)
before finalizing the disc.
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≥[-R] [+R] The disc becomes play-only and you can no longer
record or edit.
≥[-RW‹V›] You can record and edit the disc after formatting
(➡ 49) although it becomes play-only after finalizing.
≥When transferring (dubbing) in high speed, chapters will be
replicated.
≥Titles are divided into about 5-minute§ chapters, if
–the titles were directly recorded to the disc.
–the titles were transferred (dubbed) using any mode other than
the high speed mode.
§ This time varies greatly depending on the condition and mode
of recording.
≥There is a pause of several seconds between titles and
chapters during play.
When finalizing a high-speed recording compatible disc, it may take
longer than displayed on the confirmation screen (approximately four
times).
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
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TV
Entering text
DVD
HDD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
-/--
2
CH
Numbered
buttons
G-Code
CANCEL
¢ CANCEL
Repeat this step to enter other characters.
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
≥To erase a character
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the character in the name field
and press [;]. (The selected characters are erased.)
SLOW/SEARCH
:, 9
∫
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
E SLIP
TIM
TOP
e.g., entering the letter “R”
1 Press [7] to move to the 7th row.
2 Press [7] twice to highlight
“R”.
3 Press [ENTER].
DUBBING
ENTER
SUB MENU
SUB MENU
≥Using the numbered buttons to enter characters
IONS
CT
3,4,2,1
ENTER
;
FU
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T R
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PLAY/x1.3
RETURN
DISPLAY STATUS
CREATE
CHAPTER
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
ERASE
TIMER
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [SD]
3
You can give names to recorded titles, etc.
The maximum number of characters:
[HDD] [RAM]
DVD/TV
Characters
5 J
K
7
7
6 M N
7 P
8 T
Playlist
64
Folder of still pictures
36
Disc ([RAM])
64
Q
R
U
V
Press [∫] (Set).
“Now writing.” appears then the screen returns to the Title
view screen and so on.
To end partway
Press [RETURN].
Text is not added.
If a name is long, parts of it may not be shown in some screens.
∫ To recall an added name
Characters
Title
44
Disc
40
[SD]
Characters
Folder of still pictures
36
Show Enter Name screen.
Title (timer recording)
Select “Programme Name” in step 3 on page 24, 26.
Title
Select “Enter Name” in step 5 on page 36.
Playlist
Select “Enter Name” in step 5 on page 39.
Disc
Select “Disc Name” in step 4 of “Providing a name for a
disc” on page 48.
Folder of still pictures
Select “Folder Name” in step 3 on page 40, “To edit still
picture folders”.
Name field: shows the text you have entered
Enter Name
_
; Erase
Add to List
List Names
π Set
SELECT
1 1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
0
2 A
B
C
a
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Space
ENTER
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “List Names” and press
[ENTER].
≥You can also press [:] to select “List Names”.
2 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the name to be recalled and
press [ENTER].
Entering text
[Note]
You can add frequently used names and recall them later.
Maximum number of added names: 20
Maximum number of characters per name: 20
After entering the name (step1–2).
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Add to List” and press
[ENTER].
≥You can also press [9] to select “Add to List”.
2 Press [2, 1] to select “Add” and press [ENTER].
≥Press [RETURN] to cancel.
Title on TOP MENU
O
∫ To add a name
Title name for timer recording
[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
1
L
7
64 (44§)
Title
§
≥To enter a space
Press [¢ CANCEL] and press
[ENTER].
≥Add/recall names (➡ below)
RETURN
S
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a
character and press [ENTER].
∫ To erase an added name
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “List Names” and press
[ENTER].
≥You can also press [:] to select “List Names”.
2 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the name to be erased.
3 Press [SUB MENU] to show “Erase Name” and press
[ENTER].
4 Press [2, 1] to select “Erase” and press [ENTER].
5 Press [RETURN].
For your reference
If you enter a long name, only part of it is shown in the Top Menu
after finalization (➡ 50). When entering a title name, the name that
will appear in the Top Menu can be previewed in “Title on TOP
MENU” window.
&
Enter Name
_
Chapter
1_
Title on TOP MENU
Chapter 1
1 1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
0
2 A
B
C
a
b
c
i j
3 D
E
F
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4 G
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Child Lock
TV
AV
DVD
HDD
The Child Lock deactivates all buttons on the unit and remote
control. Use it to prevent other people from operating the unit.
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
Press and hold [ENTER]
and [RETURN]
simultaneously until “X
HOLD” appears on the unit’s display.
CH
G-Code
7
8
9
0
-/--
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
SLOW/SEARCH
PAUSE
STOP
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
TOP
To cancel the Child Lock
Press and hold [ENTER] and [RETURN] simultaneously until “X
HOLD” disappears.
E SLIP
TIM
ENTER
DUBBING
ENTER
FU
N
IONS
CT
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
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NU
If you press a button while the Child Lock is on, “X HOLD” appears
on the unit’s display and operation is impossible.
PLAY/x1.3
SUB MENU
RETURN
RETURN
S
CREATE
CHAPTER
DISPLAY STATUS
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
ERASE
TIMER
DVD/TV
Changing the unit’s settings
Common procedures
HDD DVD SD
OPEN/CLOSE
DRIVE
SELECT
REC
/k1.3
1.3
∫
DVD
Í
3
VOLUME
CH
AV
DVD
HDD
SD
1
2
3
4
5
6
4
CH
G-Code
7
8
9
0
-/--
CANCEL
MANUAL SKIP
SKIP
PAUSE
/CH
PROG ECK
T R
O
TOP
Tuning
Disc
Picture
Sound
Display
Connection
Others
FU
N
FUNCTIONS
DUBBING
ENTER
E SLIP
TIM
SETUP
PLAY/x1.3
D ME
NAV IREC
IGA
T
NU
SUB MENU
5
RETURN
RETURN
S
CREATE
A
B
DISPLAY STATUS CHAPTER ERASE
A
B
C
REC
REC MODE
AUDIO
DVD/TV
TIMER
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select the tab and
press [1].
Tabs
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
3,4,2,1
ENTER
2
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Í
INPUT SELECT
Numbered
buttons
While stopped
TV
IONS
CT
Child Lock / Changing the unit’s settings
< OPEN/CLOSE
1
C
6
Menus
Options
Remote Control
Clock
Power Save
Quick Start
Country
Shipping Condition
Default Settings
TAB
DVD 1
Off
On
Others
SELECT
RETURN
Press [3, 4] to select the menu and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select the option and
press [ENTER].
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
[Note]
There may be differences in operation methods. If this happens,
follow the on-screen instructions for the operation.
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Changing the unit’s settings
Summary of settings
The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby.
Tabs
Tuning
Menus
Options (Underlined items are the factory presets.)
Manual (➡ 56)
Auto-Setup Restart (➡ 57)
Settings for playback
≥Press [ENTER] to show the following settings.
Ratings
Set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play.
Follow the on-screen instructions. Enter a 4-digit password
with the numbered buttons when the password screen is
shown.
≥Do not forget your password.
≥8 No Limit: All DVD-Video can be played.
≥1 to 7:
Prohibits play of DVD-Video with corresponding
ratings recorded on them.
≥0 Lock All: Prohibits play of all DVD-Video.
≥Unlock Recorder
≥Change Level
≥Change Password
≥Temporary Unlock
DVD-Audio Video mode Playback
Select “On” to play DVD-Video content on some DVD-Audio.
≥On: The setting returns to “Off” when you change the disc or
turn the unit off.
≥Off
Soundtrack
≥French
≥German
≥Italian
≥English
≥Spanish
≥Original: The original language of each disc will be selected.
≥Other ¢¢¢¢
Subtitle
Choose the language for audio, subtitle and
disc menus. [DVD-V]
≥Some discs start in a certain language despite
any changes you make here.
≥Enter a code (➡ 58) with the numbered
buttons when you select “Other ¢¢¢¢”.
When the selected language is not available
on the disc, the default language is played.
There are discs where you can only switch the
language from the menu screen (➡ 29).
Menus
≥Automatic: If the language selected for “Soundtrack” is not
available, subtitles of that language will automatically
appear if available on that disc.
≥English
≥French
≥German
≥Italian
≥Spanish
≥Other ¢¢¢¢
≥English
≥French
≥Spanish
≥Other ¢¢¢¢
≥German
≥Italian
Settings for recording
≥Press [ENTER] to show the following settings.
Recording time in EP mode
Select the maximum number of hours for recording in EP
mode (➡ 21, Recording modes and approximate recording
times).
≥EP (6 Hours):You can record for 6 hours on an unused 4.7 GB
disc.
≥EP (8 Hours):You can record for 8 hours on an unused 4.7 GB
disc.
The sound quality is better when using “EP (6 Hours)” than when
using “EP (8 Hours)”.
Rec for High Speed dubbing
≥On: Makes high speed mode transferring (dubbing) to DVD-R,
When high speed transferring (dubbing) a title to DVD-R,
etc. possible. Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press
DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, it is necessary to turn
[ENTER]. [“
” appears in the transferring (dubbing) list
this setting “On” before recording to the HDD; however, the
(➡
43).]
screen size, etc. is restricted (➡ right). We recommend
–Pictures are saved in 4:3.
turning the setting “Off” if high speed transfer (dubbing) to
–Select the type of audio in advance from “Bilingual Audio
DVD-R, etc. is not necessary when recording a programme.
Selection” (➡ 54).
≥Off
Picture
Comb Filter
Select the picture sharpness when recording.
The setting is fixed with “On” if you set “TV System” to “NTSC”
(➡ 58).
≥On: Pictures become clear and vivid. Normally, use this setting.
≥Off: Select it when recording noisy pictures.
Still Mode
Select the type of picture shown when you pause play
(➡ 65, Frames and fields).
≥Automatic
≥Field: Select if jittering occurs when “Automatic” is selected.
(The picture is coarser.)
≥Frame: Select if small text or fine patterns cannot be seen
clearly when “Automatic” is selected. (The picture is
clearer and finer.)
Seamless Play
Selects the play mode for playlist chapter segments.
≥On: The chapters in playlists are played seamlessly. This does
not work when there are several audio types included on
the playlist and when using Quick View. Additionally, the
positioning of chapter segments may change slightly.
≥Off: The points where chapters in playlists change are played
accurately, but the picture may freeze for a moment.
Changing the unit’s settings
Disc
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Changing the unit’s settings
Tabs
Sound
Menus
Options (Underlined items are the factory presets.)
Dynamic Range Compression [DVD-V] (Dolby Digital only)
Change the dynamic range for late night viewing.
≥On
≥Off
Bilingual Audio Selection
Select whether to record the main or secondary audio type
when:
–Recording or transferring (dubbing) to a DVD-R, DVD-RW
(DVD-Video format) and +R.
–“Rec for High Speed dubbing” is set to “On” (➡ 22).
–Recording or transferring (dubbing) sound in LPCM (➡ below,
“Audio Mode for XP Recording”).
≥M 1
≥M 2
You cannot select the audio on this unit when recording from an
external source, such as when transferring (dubbing) from a
video cassette recorder. Select on the other equipment.
Digital Audio Output
Change the settings when you have connected equipment through this unit’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal (➡ 16).
≥Press [ENTER] to show the following settings.
Changing the unit’s settings
PCM Down Conversion
Select how to output audio with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz or 88.2 kHz.
≥Signals are converted to 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz despite the
settings across if the signals have a sampling frequency
of over 96 kHz or 88.2 kHz, or the disc has copy
protection.
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≥On: Signals are converted to 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz. (Choose
when the connected equipment cannot process signals
with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz or 88.2 kHz.)
≥Off: Signals are output as 96 kHz or 88.2 kHz. (Choose when
the connected equipment can process signals with a
sampling frequency of 96 kHz or 88.2 kHz.)
≥Bitstream:When connecting to equipment displaying the Dolby
Dolby Digital Select how to output the signal.
Select “Bitstream” if the connected
Digital logo.
equipment decodes the signal.
≥PCM: When connecting to equipment not displaying the Dolby
Select “PCM” if this unit decodes the signal
Digital logo.
and outputs it as 2 channels.
DTS
≥Bitstream: When connecting to equipment displaying the DTS
logo.
[Note]
Not making the proper settings may result ≥PCM: When connecting to equipment not displaying the DTS
logo.
in noise or some trouble for digital
recording.
MPEG
≥Bitstream: When connected to equipment with a built-in
MPEG decoder.
≥PCM: When connected to equipment without a built-in MPEG
decoder.
Display
Audio Mode for XP Recording
Choose the audio type when recording or transferring (dubbing)
with XP mode.
≥Dolby Digital (➡ 65)
≥LPCM (➡ 65)
–The picture quality of LPCM recordings may be lower than
that of normal XP mode recordings.
–The audio recording becomes Dolby Digital even if you
selected LPCM when using a recording mode other than XP.
–When recording a bilingual broadcast, select the type of
audio in advance from “Bilingual Audio Selection” (➡ above).
On-Screen Messages
Choose whether to show status messages automatically.
≥Automatic
≥Off
Grey Background
Select “Off” if you do not want to have the unit show the grey
background when tuner reception is weak.
≥On
≥Off
FL Display
Changes the brightness of the unit’s display.
This setting is fixed with “Automatic” if you set “Power Save”
(➡ 55) to “On”.
≥Bright
≥Dim
≥Automatic: The display turns dark during play and disappears
when the unit is turned off. It reappears
momentarily if a button is pressed. While using this
mode, the standby power consumption can be
reduced.
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Tabs
Menus
≥16:9
≥4:3
≥On
≥Off
TV System (➡ 58)
≥PAL
≥NTSC
AV1 Output
Selects the output from the AV1 terminal.
Select “RGB (without component)” for RGB output.
Select “Video (with component)” or “S Video (with component)”
for component output.
≥Video (with component)
≥S Video (with component)
≥RGB (without component)
AV2 Input
Set to “RGB/Video” or “RGB” when receiving or recording RGB
output from external equipment.
≥RGB/Video
≥RGB
≥Video
≥S Video
Remote Control (➡ 19)
≥DVD 1
Connection TV Aspect (➡ 18)
Progressive (➡ 18)
Set to match the type of television
connected.
≥DVD 2
≥Letterbox
≥DVD 3
Clock (➡ 57)
Power Save
≥Refer to the following when “Power Save” is set to “On”.
–“FL Display” is automatically set to “Automatic” (➡ 54).
–The “Quick Start” function does not work. (It is automatically
turned to “Off”.)
≥If “Quick Start” is set to “On”, “Power Save” is automatically
turned to “Off”.
≥On: Power consumption is minimized when the unit is turned
to standby (➡ 66).
≥Off
Quick Start
The Quick Start feature enables this unit to be ready to start
recording as quick as approx. 1 second§ after turning it on. You
can start recording soon after deciding you want to record
something.
§Only when recording to the HDD or DVD-RAM.
≥If this is set to “On”, “Power Save” is automatically turned to
“Off”.
≥Startup takes up to a minute when:
–You play a disc or start recording to discs other than DVDRAM.
–You want to make other operations.
–The clock has not been set.
≥On
≥Off:
Country (➡ 17)
≥Australia
Shipping Condition
All the settings except for the ratings level, ratings password and
time settings return to the factory preset. The timer recording
programmes are also cancelled.
≥Yes
≥No
Default Settings
All the settings other than the programmed channels, time
settings, country settings, disc language settings, ratings level,
ratings password, remote control code, return to the factory
presets.
≥Yes
≥No
Standby power consumption is less than when this is
set to “On”.
≥New Zealand
≥Others
Changing the unit’s settings
Others
Options (Underlined items are the factory presets.)
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Changing the unit’s settings
Refer to the control reference at the bottom of page 52.
∫ To change the tuning settings for individual
programme position
Tuning
1
2
3
4
6
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Tuning” and
press [1].
SETUP
Manual
Auto-Setup Restart
Press [3, 4, 2, 1]
to select a
programme position
and press [ENTER].
Name
To enter or change the name of a TV station
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to enter station name and
press [ENTER].
If the station name needs a blank space, select
the blank between “Z” and “¢”.
Channel
To enter newly available TV stations or change
the channel number of an already tuned TV
station
Press [3, 4] or the numbered buttons to enter
the channel number of the desired TV station.
Wait a few moments until the desired TV station
has been tuned.
After the desired TV station is tuned, press
[ENTER].
Fine Tuning
To obtain the best tuning condition
Press [3, 4] to adjust the best tuning condition
and press [ENTER].
≥Press [1] to return to “Auto”.
Mono
To select the type of sound to be recorded
Press [3, 4] to select “On” if the stereo sound is
distorted due to inferior reception conditions, or if
you want to record the normal (mono) sound
during a stereo, bilingual or NICAM broadcast,
and press [ENTER].
Manual Tuning
Changing the unit’s settings
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SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
Delete
Move
Ch
4
2
5
8
10
Pos Name
Ch
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Add
A
B
C
To delete a programme position
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a programme position and press [A].
To add a blank programme position
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a programme position and press [B].
To move a TV station to another programme position
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a programme position and press
[C].
2 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the new programme position to
which you want to assign the TV station and press [ENTER].
RETURN
To change the programme position in which
the TV stations are assigned
Press [3, 4] or numbered buttons to select the
number of the desired programme position and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Manual” and
press [ENTER].
ARD
ZDF
N3
HR3
BR3
Off
SELECT
Pos
You can add or delete channels, or change programme positions.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
ARD
4
Auto
Press [3, 4] to select an item and press [1].
Manual
Pos Name
Pos
Name
Channel
Fine Tuning
Mono
RETURN : leave
Tuning
Disc
5
Manual
Tuning
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Auto-Setup Restart
Clock settings
You can restart auto channel setting if Auto-Setup (➡ 17) fails for
some reason.
After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 56)
5
Press [3, 4] to select “Auto-Setup
Restart” and press [ENTER].
6
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and
press [ENTER].
≥If the country setting menu appear
Press [3, 4] to select a country and press [ENTER].
In the case of a power failure, the clock setting remains in memory
for approximately 60 minutes.
1
2
3
4
Auto-Setup starts.
5
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others”
and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and
press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Others” and
press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select “Clock” and
press [ENTER].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
Clock
Time
List of TV Reception Channels
15 : 45 : 39
VHF
UHF
CATV
Australia
0 to 12
28 to 69
45 to 470
MHz
New Zealand
1 to 11
21 to 69
44 to 470
MHz
1 .
8 . 2005
No.
0
9
CHANGE
SELECT
Please set clock manually.
ENTER: store RETURN: leave
ENTER
RETURN
6
Press [2, 1] to select the item you
want to change.
The items change as follows:
Hour!#Minute!#Second!#Day!#Month!#Year
^------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------J
7
Press [3, 4] to change the setting.
You can also use the numbered buttons for setting.
8
Press [ENTER] when you have
finished the settings.
The clock starts.
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
Changing the unit’s settings
Country
Date
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Changing the unit’s settings
Refer to the control reference at the bottom of page 52.
TV System
Change the setting to match the equipment you are connecting with, or to match the title when there are both PAL and NTSC titles on the HDD.
1
While stopped
Press [FUNCTIONS].
Press [3, 4] to select “To Others” and press [ENTER].
2
3
4
5
6
Press [3, 4] to select “SETUP” and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select “Connection” and press [1].
Press [3, 4] to select “TV System” and press [ENTER].
Press [3, 4] to select the TV system and press [ENTER].
TV System
SETUP
PAL
NTSC
Tuning
Disc
Picture
Sound
Display
Connection
Others
SELECT
ENTER
RETURN
Changing the unit’s settings
≥PAL (factory preset)
–Select when connecting to a PAL or Multi-system television. Titles recorded using NTSC are played as PAL 60.
–Select to record television programmes and PAL input from other equipment.
–[HDD] Select when playing a PAL input title recorded on the HDD.
≥NTSC
–Select when connecting to a NTSC television. Television programmes cannot be recorded properly.
–Select to record NTSC input from other equipment.
–[HDD] Select when playing a NTSC input title recorded on the HDD.
7
Press [2, 1] to select “Yes” and press [ENTER].
To return to the previous screen
Press [RETURN].
To exit the screen
Press [RETURN] several times.
∫ To change the setting all at once (PAL!#NTSC)
While stopped, keep pressing [∫] and [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit for 5 or more seconds.
[Note]
≥This unit cannot record to discs containing both PAL and NTSC signals. (However, both types of programmes can be recorded onto the HDD.)
Language code list Enter the code with the numbered buttons.
Abkhazian:
6566
Afar:
6565
Afrikaans:
6570
Albanian:
8381
Ameharic:
6577
Arabic:
6582
Armenian:
7289
Assamese:
6583
Aymara:
6589
Azerbaijani:
6590
Bashkir:
6665
Basque:
6985
Bengali; Bangla:
6678
Bhutani:
6890
Bihari:
6672
Breton:
6682
Bulgarian:
6671
Burmese:
7789
Byelorussian: 6669
Cambodian:
7577
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Catalan:
Chinese:
Corsican:
Croatian:
Czech:
Danish:
Dutch:
English:
Esperanto:
Estonian:
Faroese:
Fiji:
Finnish:
French:
Frisian:
Galician:
Georgian:
German:
Greek:
Greenlandic:
Guarani:
6765
9072
6779
7282
6783
6865
7876
6978
6979
6984
7079
7074
7073
7082
7089
7176
7565
6869
6976
7576
7178
Gujarati:
Hausa:
Hebrew:
Hindi:
Hungarian:
Icelandic:
Indonesian:
Interlingua:
Irish:
Italian:
Japanese:
Javanese:
Kannada:
Kashmiri:
Kazakh:
Kirghiz:
Korean:
Kurdish:
Laotian:
Latin:
Latvian, Lettish:
7185
7265
7387
7273
7285
7383
7378
7365
7165
7384
7465
7487
7578
7583
7575
7589
7579
7585
7679
7665
7686
Lingala:
Lithuanian:
Macedonian:
Malagasy:
Malay:
Malayalam:
Maltese:
Maori:
Marathi:
Moldavian:
Mongolian:
Nauru:
Nepali:
Norwegian:
Oriya:
Pashto, Pushto:
Persian:
Polish:
Portuguese:
Punjabi:
Quechua:
7678
7684
7775
7771
7783
7776
7784
7773
7782
7779
7778
7865
7869
7879
7982
8083
7065
8076
8084
8065
8185
Rhaeto-Romance:
8277
Romanian:
8279
Russian:
8285
Samoan:
8377
Sanskrit:
8365
Scots Gaelic: 7168
Serbian:
8382
Serbo-Croatian: 8372
Shona:
8378
Sindhi:
8368
Singhalese:
8373
Slovak:
8375
Slovenian:
8376
Somali:
8379
Spanish:
6983
Sundanese:
8385
Swahili:
8387
Swedish:
8386
Tagalog:
8476
Tajik:
8471
Tamil:
Tatar:
Telugu:
Thai:
Tibetan:
Tigrinya:
Tonga:
Turkish:
Turkmen:
Twi:
Ukrainian:
Urdu:
Uzbek:
Vietnamese:
Volapük:
Welsh:
Wolof:
Xhosa:
Yiddish:
Yoruba:
Zulu:
8465
8484
8469
8472
6679
8473
8479
8482
8475
8487
8575
8582
8590
8673
8679
6789
8779
8872
7473
8979
9085
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Messages
On the television
Cannot finish recording
completely.
≥The programme was copy-protected.
≥The HDD or disc may be full.
≥The maximum number of times you can record the program is exceeded.
≥You tried to play a title recorded using a different encoding system from that of the TV system
currently selected on the unit.
Alter the “TV System” setting on this unit to suit.
Page
—
—
—
58
Cannot playback.
TV system is different from the
setting.
To playback, please change the TV
System in SETUP.
Cannot record on the disc.
≥The disc may be dirty or scratched.
5
Unable to format.
Please check the disc.
Cannot play on this unit.
≥You tried to play a non-compatible image.
33
≥Turn the unit off and re-insert the card.
6
30, 37, 49
Cannot record. Disc is full.
≥[HDD] [RAM] Create space by erasing any unnecessary titles.
Cannot record. Maximum number [Even if you erase recorded content from the DVD-R or +R, there is no increase in disc space.
Available space on DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) increases only when the last recorded title is
of titles exceeded.
erased.]
≥Use a new disc.
—
Error has occurred. Please press ≥Press [ENTER] to start recovery process. You cannot operate the unit while it is recovering
—
ENTER.
(“SELF CHECK” appears on the unit’s display).
No Disc
≥The disc may be upside down.
—
No folders.
≥There is no compatible folder in this unit.
11
No SD CARD
≥The card is not inserted. If this message is displayed with a compatible card already
6
No valid SD card.
inserted, turn off the unit, remove and then re-insert the card.
≥The card inserted is not compatible or the card format does not match.
11
Not enough space on dubbing
≥Create space by erasing any unnecessary items.
30, 33, 37,
destination.
40, 49
≥Erase one or more items registered on the transfer (dubbing) list to ensure that the
44, 47
“Destination Capacity” is not exceeded.
Please change the disc.
≥There may be a problem with the disc. Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit to remove
5
it and check it for scratches or dirt. (The unit turns off automatically after you open the tray.)
This is a non-recordable disc.
≥The unit cannot record on the disc you inserted. Insert a DVD-RAM or unfinalized DVD-R,
9
DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), or +R.
This disc is not properly
≥You inserted an unformatted DVD-RAM or DVD-RW.
49
formatted.
Formatting is necessary using
DISC MANAGEMENT.
≥The operation is prohibited by the unit or disc.
—
$
The following messages or service numbers appear on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use.
REMOTE DVD 
≥The remote control and main unit are using different codes. Change the code on the remote control.
(“∑” stands for a number.)
Press and hold [ENTER] and the indicated number button at the
same time for more than 2 seconds.
HARD ERR
≥If there is no change after turning the unit on and off, consult the dealer where the unit was
purchased.
19
—
HDD SLP
≥In order to extend HDD life, the HDD is in SLEEP mode. Press [HDD] to activate.
4
NO READ
≥The disc is dirty or badly scratched. The unit cannot record, play, or edit.
≥This message may appear when the DVD-RAM lens cleaner has finished cleaning.
Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit to eject the disc.
5
5
PROG FULL
≥There are already 32 timer programmes. Delete unnecessary timer programmes.
27
SELF CHECK
≥There was a power failure or the AC plug was disconnected while the unit was on. The unit is
carrying out its recovery process. Wait until the message disappears.
≥If “Quick Start” is set to “On”, “PLEASE WAIT” is displayed while the unit is carrying out its recovery
process. You cannot operate the unit while “PLEASE WAIT” is displayed.
—
≥You have inserted a DVD-RAM or a DVD-RW that is unformatted or a DVD-RW recorded on another
unit.
—
UNFORMAT
—
UNSUPPORT
≥You have inserted a disc the unit cannot play or record on.
U59
≥The unit is hot.
The unit switches to standby for safety reasons. Wait for about 30 minutes until the message
disappears.
Select a position with good ventilation when installing the unit. Do not block the cooling fan on the
rear of the unit.
—
U99
≥The unit fails to operate properly. Press [Í/I] on the main unit to switch the unit to standby. Now
press [Í/I] on the main unit again to turn the unit on.
—
X HOLD
≥The Child Lock function is activated.
Press and hold [ENTER] and [RETURN] simultaneously until “X HOLD” disappears.
52
H or F
≥There is something unusual. (The service number displayed after H and F depends on the unit’s
condition.)
≥Check the unit using the troubleshooting guide. If the service number does not disappear, do the
following.
1. Disconnect the plug from the household mains socket, wait a few seconds, then reconnect it.
2. Press [Í/I] to turn the power on. (The unit may be fixed.)
If the service number does not disappear despite after doing the above, request service from the
dealer. Inform the dealer of the service number when requesting service.
—
R:
(e.g., R44:00)
≥The unit is showing you the remaining time on the HDD or the disc. (This does not indicate a
malfunction.)
In the display across the letter “R” means “Remain” and the numbers mean remaining time
(hours:minutes).
Messages
On the unit’s display
9, 10
61–64
20
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Frequently asked questions
Refer to the following items if you have any doubts about unit operations.
Set up
What equipment is necessary to play
multi channel surround sound?
Frequently asked questions
—
≥You cannot directly connect them to the unit. Connect through the amplifier etc.
16
The television has both S VIDEO IN
terminal and COMPONENT VIDEO IN
terminals. Which should I connect with?
≥Connecting with the component video out terminal provides a more vivid picture
compared to connecting with the S Video out terminal.
If you have an LCD/plasma television or LCD projector compatible with progressive scan,
connect through the component video terminals for high-quality progressive video.
If you have a CRT television or a multi system television using PAL mode that is
compatible with progressive scan, we cannot recommend progressive output as some
flickering can occur.
15
Is my television progressive output
compatible?
≥All Panasonic televisions that have 576 (625)/50i · 50p, 480 (525)/60i · 60p input terminals
are compatible. Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of television.
—
≥You cannot play DVD-Video if their region number does not include “4” or “ALL”.
Refer to the disc’s jacket for more information.
Can a DVD-Video that does not have a
region number be played?
≥The DVD-Video region number indicates the disc conforms to a standard. You cannot play
discs that do not have a region number. You also cannot play discs that do not conform to
a standard.
Please tell me about DVD-R, DVD-RW,
+R and +RW compatibility with this unit.
≥This unit records and plays DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, and plays
DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format) and +RW.
≥This unit also records and plays high speed recording compatible DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R
discs.
Cover
—
9, 10
—
≥This unit plays CD-R/CD-RW discs which have been recorded in one of the following
standards: CD-DA, Video CD, MP3 and still pictures (JPEG/TIFF). Close the session or
finalize the disc after recording. This unit can recognize up to 99 folders (groups) and 999
files (tracks) on a disc with MP3 or still pictures (JPEG/TIFF).
≥You cannot write to a CD-R or CD-RW with this unit.
10, 31,
33
≥Most commercially sold video cassettes and DVD are copy protected; therefore, recording
is usually not possible.
—
Can DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
format) and +R recorded on this unit be
played on other equipment?
≥You can play on compatible equipment such as DVD players after finalizing the disc on
this unit. However, depending on the condition of the recording, the quality of the disc and
capabilities of the DVD player, play may not be possible.
—
Can I record digital audio signals using
this unit?
≥You cannot record digital signals. The digital audio terminals on this unit are for output
only.
—
Can a digital audio signal from this unit
be recorded to other equipment?
≥You can record if using the PCM signal. When recording DVD, change the “Digital Audio
Output” settings to the following in the SETUP menu.
–PCM Down Conversion: On
–Dolby Digital/DTS/MPEG: PCM
However, only as long as digital recording from the disc is permitted and the recording
equipment is compatible with a sampling frequency of 48 kHz.
≥You cannot record MP3 signals.
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Can I switch to bilingual broadcast
during recording?
≥With HDD and DVD-RAM, you can. Just press [AUDIO].
≥With DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R you cannot. Change before recording with
“Bilingual Audio Selection” in the SETUP menu.
30
54
Can I high speed transfer (dub) to a
disc?
≥When using a high speed recording compatible disc, you can transfer (dub) a one hour
programme to:
–DVD-R or +R in approximately 56 seconds§
–DVD-RAM in approximately 1.5 minutes§
–DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) in approximately 1.9 minutes§
§
Quickest possible time
41
Please tell me about CD-R and CD-RW
compatibility with this unit.
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Page
16
Are the headphones and speakers
directly connected to the unit?
Disc
Can I play DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and
Video CDs bought in another country?
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You can play DVD-Video multi channel surround by digitally connecting an amplifier
equipped with a Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG decoder.
≥DVD-Audio:
This unit plays DVD-Audio in 2 channels. You cannot play multi channel surround sound.
Recording
Can I record from a commercially
purchased video cassette or DVD?
—
—
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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 solutions indicated in the chart
do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions.
The following do not indicate a problem with this unit:
≥Regular disc rotating sounds.
≥Poor reception due to atmospheric conditions.
≥Image disturbance during search.
≥A sound is heard when the HDD goes into SLEEP mode, or
operations are slow to respond in SLEEP mode.
≥Operations do not work due to a poor-quality disc. (Try again using
a Panasonic disc.)
≥The unit freezes due to one of its safety devices being activated.
(Press and hold [Í/I] on the main unit for 10 seconds.)
≥When the HDD has been automatically placed in the SLEEP mode
(➡ 4), or the unit is turned on or off, there may be an unexpected
sound. This does not indicate a problem with this unit.
Power
Page
≥Insert the AC mains lead securely into a known active household mains socket.
14
≥One of the unit’s safety devices is activated. Press [Í/I] on the main unit to turn the unit on.
—
The display is dim.
≥Change “FL Display” in the SETUP menu.
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“0:00” is flashing on the unit’s
display.
≥Set the clock.
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The time recorded on the disc
and the available time shown do
not add up.
The play time shown for MP3
does not agree with the actual
time.
≥Times shown may disagree with actual times.
≥Available recording space on DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) increases only when the last
recorded title is erased. It does not increase if other titles are erased.
≥Even if you erase recorded content from the DVD-R or +R, there is no increase in disc space.
≥More disc space than the actual recording time is used after recording or editing the DVD-R
or +R 200 times or more.
≥While searching, the elapsed time may not display correctly.
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Compared to the actual recorded
time, the elapsed time displayed
is less.
(Only when recording in NTSC)
≥The displayed recording/play time is converted from the number of frames at 29.97 frames
(equal to 0.999 seconds) to one second. There will be a slight difference between the time
displayed and the actual elapsed time (e.g., actual one-hour elapsed time may display as
approximately 59 minutes 56 seconds). This does not affect the recording.
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Television reception worsens
after connecting the unit.
≥This can occur because the signals are being divided between the unit and other equipment.
It can be solved by using a signal booster, available from audio-visual suppliers. If it is not
solved by using a signal booster, consult the dealer.
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Status messages do not appear.
≥Select “Automatic” in “On-Screen Messages” in the SETUP menu.
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The grey background does not
appear.
≥Select “On” in “Grey Background” in the SETUP menu.
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Picture does not appear during
timer recording.
≥Timer recordings work regardless whether the unit is on or off. To confirm the timer recording
is going to work properly, turn the unit on.
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The 4:3 aspect ratio picture
expands left and right.
≥Use the television to change the aspect. If your television does not have that function, set
“Progressive” in the Picture menu to “Off”.
≥Check the settings for “TV Aspect” in the SETUP menu.
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There is a lot of after-image
when playing video.
≥Set “Playback NR” in the Picture menu to “Off”.
35
When playing DVD-Video using
progressive output, one part of
the picture momentarily appears
to be doubled up.
≥Set “Progressive” in the Picture menu to “Off”. This problem is caused by the editing method
or material used on DVD-Video, but should be corrected if you use interlace output.
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There is no apparent change in
picture quality when adjusted
with the Picture menu in the onscreen menus.
≥The effect is less perceivable with some types of video.
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The images from this unit do not
appear on the television.
≥Make sure that the television is connected to VIDEO OUT terminal, S VIDEO OUT terminal,
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals or AV1 terminal on this unit.
≥Make sure that the television’s input setting (e.g., AV 1) is correct.
≥Progressive output is set to on but the connected television is not progressive compatible.
Press and hold [∫] and [1] (PLAY) on the main unit at the same time for more than 5
seconds to cancel this setting. The setting will change to interlace.
≥The unit’s “TV System” setting differs from the TV system used by the disc now playing. While
stopped, keep pressing [∫] and [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit for 5 or more seconds.
The system switches from PAL to NTSC or vice versa.
No power.
The unit does not turn on
pressing [Í DVD].
The unit switches to standby
mode.
Displays
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Screen size is wrong.
Picture is distorted.
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Sound
No sound.
Low volume.
Distorted sound.
Cannot hear the desired audio
type.
Cannot switch audio.
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≥Check the connections and the “Digital Audio Output” settings. Check the input mode on the
amplifier if you have connected one.
≥Press [AUDIO] to select the audio.
≥Turn off V.S.S. in the following cases.
–When using discs that do not have surround sound effects such as Karaoke discs.
–When playing bilingual broadcast programmes.
≥The disc may have a restriction on the method of audio output. If “D.MIX” does not appear in
the display when playing multi-channel DVD-Audio, only audio for the two front channels will
be output. Refer to the disc’s jacket. [DVD-A]
≥You cannot switch the audio in the following cases.
–When a DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R disc is in the disc tray while DVD drive
is selected.
–When the recording mode is XP and “Audio Mode for XP Recording” is set to “LPCM”.
–When “Rec for High Speed dubbing” is set to “On”.
≥When connecting an amplifier using an optical digital cable, you cannot switch the audio if
“Dolby Digital” is set to “Bitstream”. Set “Dolby Digital” to “PCM” or connect using audio
cables.
≥There are discs for which audio cannot be changed because of how the disc was created.
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Operation
Cannot operate the television.
The remote control doesn’t work.
≥Change the manufacturer code. Some televisions cannot be operated even if you change the
code.
≥The remote control and main unit are using different codes. Change the code on the remote
control.
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19
Press and hold [ENTER] and the indicated number button
at the same time for more than 2 seconds.
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≥The batteries are depleted. Replace them with new ones.
≥You are not pointing the remote control at the main unit’s remote control signal sensor during
operation.
≥Coloured glass may obstruct the signal reception/transmission.
≥Don’t place the signal sensor in direct sunlight or in areas that may be subject to sunlight
exposure.
≥It may be necessary to set the code on the remote control again after changing the batteries.
≥It may be necessary to set the manufacturer code again after changing the batteries.
≥The child lock function is activated.
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The unit is on but cannot be
operated.
≥Recording drive or playback drive has not been selected properly.
≥Some operations may be prohibited by the disc.
≥The unit is hot (“U59” appears on the display). Wait for “U59” to disappear.
≥One of the unit’s safety devices may have been activated.
Reset the unit as follows:
1 Press [Í/I] on the main unit to switch the unit to standby.
If the unit doesn’t switch to standby, press and hold [Í/I] on the main unit for about 10
seconds. The unit is forcibly switched to standby.
Alternatively, disconnect the AC mains lead, wait one minute, then reconnect it.
2 Press [Í/I] on the main unit to switch it on. If the unit still cannot be operated, consult the
dealer.
HDD activation is slow.
≥The HDD is in SLEEP mode. (“HDD SLP” appears in the unit’s display.)
4
Cannot eject disc.
≥The unit is recording.
≥The unit may have a problem. While the unit is off, press and hold [∫] and [CH W] on the
main unit at the same time for about 5 seconds. Remove the disc and consult the dealer.
If the Child Lock function is activated, above operation does not work. Cancel the Child Lock
function.
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Cannot tune channels.
≥Check the connections.
Startup is slow.
≥Make sure that “Quick Start” is set to “On”.
≥Startup takes time in the following situations:
–A disc other than a DVD-RAM is inserted.
–The clock is not set.
–Immediately after a power failure or the AC mains lead is connected.
–For a few minutes after 5:15 am due to system maintenance of this unit.
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Takes time to read DVD-RAM.
≥It may take time to read a disc if it is being used for the first time in this unit or it has not been
used for a long time.
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Cannot record.
Cannot record from external
equipment.
≥You haven’t inserted a disc or the disc you inserted cannot be recorded on. Insert a disc the
unit can record onto.
≥The disc is unformatted. Format the disc. [RAM] [-RW‹V›]
≥The write-protect tab on the cartridge is set to PROTECT, or the disc is protected with DISC
MANAGEMENT.
≥Some programmes have limitations on the number of times they can be recorded (CPRM).
≥You cannot record when there is not enough space or when the number of titles has reached
its limit. Erase unwanted titles or use a new disc.
≥You cannot record on finalized DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R or DVD-RW (DVD
Video Recording format) discs.
≥Due to peculiarities of DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, you may be unable to
record onto them if you either insert and remove the disc or switch the unit on and off while a
disc is loaded, a total of fifty times.
≥DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R recorded on this unit may not be recordable on
other Panasonic DVD Recorders.
≥This unit cannot record to discs containing both PAL and NTSC signals. (However, both types
of programmes can be recorded onto the HDD.) Play of discs recorded with both PAL and
NTSC on another unit is not guaranteed.
≥Check that the connection is correct.
≥Select the input channel for the equipment you have connected.
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≥The timer programme is incorrect or different timer programme times overlap. Correct the
programme.
≥The unit is not on timer recording standby. (“F” on the unit’s display is not on.) Press
[F TIMER].
≥Set the clock.
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Timer recording does not stop
even when [∫] is pressed.
≥While using timer recording, press [F TIMER]. (“F” disappears.)
≥If you start recording immediately after turning on the unit while “Quick Start” is set to “On”,
you cannot then stop recording for a few seconds.
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The timer programme remains
even after recording finishes.
≥The timer programme remains if set to daily or weekly.
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A part or whole of a recorded
title has been lost.
≥If there is a power failure or the plug is disconnected from the household mains socket while
recording or editing, the title may be lost or the HDD/disc may become unusable.
You will have to format the disc ([HDD] [RAM] [-RW‹V›]) or use a new disc. We cannot offer any
guarantee regarding lost programmes or discs.
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Timer recording does not work
properly.
G-CODE programming does not
work properly.
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The programme name and the
recorded title do not match.
≥There was a programme change after timer recording was set but the recorded title still has
the old programme name.
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Cannot transfer (dub) to a DVDR, etc. disc using the high speed
mode.
≥When recording to the HDD, set “Rec for High Speed dubbing” to “On” in the SETUP menu.
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When transferring (dubbing), it
takes a long time even when
high speed mode is selected.
≥Use a disc that is compatible with high speed recording. Even if the disc is high speed
recording compatible, the maximum speed may not be possible due to the condition of the
disc.
≥It takes longer than normal to transfer (dub) many titles.
≥You cannot high speed transfer (dub) to DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, titles
longer than 6 hours when using other Panasonic DVD Recorders that are not compatible with
EP (8 Hours) mode recording.
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An unusually loud sound is
coming from the rotating DVD-R,
etc.
≥When recording or high speed transferring (dubbing) to a DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video
format) and +R, the sound of the disc rotating may be louder than normal, however, this is not
a problem.
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≥Insert the disc correctly with the label facing up.
≥The disc is dirty.
≥You tried to play a blank disc or disc unplayable on this unit.
≥You tried to play a +RW that needs to finalized on the equipment used for recording.
≥You may be able to transfer (dub) a “One time only recording” title that was recorded to DVDRAM using a different Panasonic DVD Recorder to this unit’s HDD, but play is not possible
due to copyright protection.
≥When recording to DVD-RAM using “EP (8 Hours)” mode, play may not be possible on DVD
players that are compatible with DVD-RAM. In this case use “EP (6 Hours)” mode.
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≥This occurs between playlist chapters.
≥This occurs between chapters and with partially deleted titles on finalized DVD-R, DVD-RW
(DVD-Video format) and +R that have been transferred (dubbed) using the high speed mode.
≥This occurs as scenes change during Quick View.
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≥You have set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play. Change this setting.
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Recording, timer recording and transferring (dubbing)
Play
Play fails to start even when
[1] (PLAY) is pressed.
Play starts but then stops
immediately.
Audio and video momentarily
pause.
DVD-Video is not played.
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Alternative soundtrack and
subtitles cannot be selected.
≥The languages are not recorded on the disc.
≥You may not be able to use the on-screen menus to change the soundtrack and subtitles on
some discs. Use the disc’s menus to make changes.
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No subtitles.
≥Subtitles are not recorded on the disc.
≥Turn the subtitles on. Set “Subtitle” on the on-screen menu to “On”.
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Angle cannot be changed.
≥Angles can only be changed during scenes where different angles are recorded.
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You have forgotten your ratings
password.
You want to cancel the ratings
level.
≥The ratings level returns to the factory preset. While the disc tray is open, press [DVD] then
press and hold [¥ REC] and [1] (PLAY) on the main unit at the same time for 5 or more
seconds (“INIT” will appear on the unit’s display).
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Quick View does not work.
≥This does not work when audio is other than Dolby Digital.
≥This does not work when recording is in XP or FR mode.
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The resume play function does
not work.
≥This function only works when the indicator on the right appears on the unit
display.
≥Memorized positions are canceled when the unit is turned off or when the
tray is opened. The memorized position on the playlist is also canceled when
the playlist and title are edited.
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HDD REC PLAY
DVD REC PLAY
SD
C
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PC
The Video CD picture does not
display properly.
≥When connecting to Multi-system TV, select “NTSC” in “TV System” in the SETUP menu.
≥When connecting to PAL TV, the lower part of the picture cannot be displayed correctly during
search.
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Time Slip does not work.
≥Time Slip does not work when the unit’s “TV System” settings are different from the title
recorded on the disc.
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Edit
Cannot format.
≥The disc is dirty. Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
≥You tried formatting a disc that you may not be able to use in this unit.
Cannot create chapters.
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Cannot mark the start point or
the end point during “Partial
Erase” operation.
≥The unit writes the chapter division information to the disc when you turn it off or remove the
disc. The information is not written if there is an interruption to the power before this.
≥These operations are not possible with still pictures.
≥You cannot set points if they are too close to each other. You cannot set an end point before a
start point.
Cannot erase chapters.
≥When the chapter is too short to erase, use “Combine Chapters” to make the chapter longer.
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The available recording time
doesn’t increase even after
erasing recordings on the disc.
≥Available recording space on the DVD-R and +R does not increase even after erasing
previously recorded titles.
≥Disc space on a DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) increases only when the last recorded title is
erased. It does not increase if other titles are erased.
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Cannot create a playlist.
≥You cannot select all the chapters at once in a title if the title also includes still pictures. Select
them individually.
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Cannot display Direct Navigator
screen.
≥This screen cannot be displayed during recording or transfer (dubbing).
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Cannot edit or format a card.
≥Release the card’s protection setting. (With some cards, the “Write Protection Off” message
sometimes appears on the screen even when protection has been set.)
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The contents of the card cannot
be read.
≥The card format is not compatible with the unit. (The contents on the card may be damaged.)
Format using FAT 12 or FAT 16 with other equipment or format the card with this unit.
≥The card contains a folder structure and/or file extensions that are not compatible with this
unit.
≥Turn off and then turn on the unit again.
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≥When there are a lot of folders and files, it may sometimes take a few hours.
≥When repeating transferring (dubbing) or erasing, it may sometimes take a long time. Format
the disc or card.
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≥Select “Yes” in “Shipping Condition” in the SETUP menu. All the settings except for the
ratings level, ratings password and time settings return to the factory preset. The timer
recording programmes are also cancelled.
≥Select “Yes” in “Default Settings” in the SETUP menu. All the settings other than the
programmed channels, time settings, country settings, disc language settings, ratings level,
ratings password, remote control code, return to the factory presets.
≥Press and hold [X CH] and [CH W] on the main unit until the Country setting screen appears.
All the settings except for the ratings level, ratings password and time settings return to the
factory preset. The timer recording programmes are also cancelled.
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To reset the ratings level
settings
≥While the disc tray is open, press [DVD] then press and hold [¥ REC] and [1] (PLAY) on the
main unit at the same time for 5 or more seconds.
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To restore the unit if it freezes
due to one of the safety devices
being activated
≥Press and hold [Í/I] on the main unit for 10 seconds. (The settings remain.)
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Still pictures
Transferring (dubbing), erasing
and setting protection takes a
long time.
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To reset this unit
To return all the settings other
than the main ones to the factory
preset
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Glossary
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media)
CPRM is technology used to protect broadcasts that are allowed to
be recorded only once. Such broadcasts can be recorded only with
CPRM compatible recorders and discs.
Decoder
A decoder restores the coded audio signals on DVDs to normal. This
is called decoding.
Dolby Digital
This is a method of coding digital signals developed by Dolby
Laboratories. Apart from stereo (2-channel) audio, these signals can
also be multi-channel audio. A large amount of audio information can
be recorded on one disc using this method.
When recording on this unit Dolby Digital (2 channel) is the default
audio.
Frames and fields
Frames refer to the single images that constitute the video you see
on your television. Each frame consists of two fields.
u
Frame
r
Field
Field
≥A frame still shows two fields, so there may be some blurring, but
picture quality is generally better.
≥A field still shows less picture information so it may be rougher, but
there is no blurring.
HDD (Hard disk drive)
This is a mass data storage device used in computers, etc. A disk
with a surface that has been treated with magnetic fluid is spun and
a magnetic head is brought in close proximity to facilitate the reading
and writing of large amounts of data at high speed.
Down-mixing
This is the process of remixing the multi-channel audio found on
some discs into two channels. It is useful when you want to listen to
the 5.1-channel audio recorded on DVDs through your television’s
speakers. Some discs prohibit down-mixing and this unit can then
only output the front two channels.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
This is a system used for compressing/decoding colour still pictures.
If you select JPEG as the storage system on digital cameras, etc.,
the data will be compressed to 1/10–1/100 of its original size. The
benefit of JPEG is less deterioration in picture quality considering
the degree of compression.
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
DPOF is the standard printing format for still picture data taken by a
digital camera, etc. It is used for automatic printing at a photo
developing store or on your home printer.
LPCM (Linear PCM)
These are uncompressed digital signals, similar to those found on
CDs. LPCM sound is available when recording in XP mode.
Drive
In the instance of this unit, this refers to the hard disk (HDD), disc
(DVD) and SD card (SD). These perform the reading and writing of
data.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
This surround system is used in many movie theaters. There is good
separation between the channels, so realistic sound effects are
possible.
Dynamic range
Dynamic range is the difference between the lowest level of sound
that can be heard above the noise of the equipment and the highest
level of sound before distortion occurs.
Dynamic range compression means reducing the gap between the
loudest and softest sounds. This means you can listen at low
volumes but still hear dialogue clearly.
Film and video
DVD-Videos are recorded using either film or video. This unit can
determine which type has been used, then uses the most suitable
method of progressive output.
For PAL
Film is 25 frames per second.
Video is 50 fields per second (two fields making up one frame).
For NTSC
Film is 24 or 30 frames per second, with motion picture film generally
being 24 frames per second.
Video is 60 fields per second (two fields making up one frame).
Finalize
A process that makes play of a recorded CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, etc.
possible on equipment that can play such media. You can finalize
DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R on this unit.
After finalizing, the disc becomes play-only and you can no longer
record or edit. However, finalized DVD-RW can be formatted to
become recordable.
Folder
This is a place on the hard disk or memory card where groups of
data are stored together. In the case of this unit, it refers to the place
where still pictures (JPEG, TIFF) are stored.
Formatting
Formatting is the process of making media such as DVD-RAM
recordable on recording equipment.
You can format the HDD, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW (only as DVD-Video
format) and SD Memory Card on this unit. Formatting erases
irrevocably all contents.
MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3)
An audio compression method that compresses audio to
approximately one tenth of its size without any considerable loss of
audio quality. You can play MP3 you have recorded onto CD-R and
CD-RW.
Pan&Scan/Letterbox
In general, DVD-Video are produced with the intention that they be
viewed on a widescreen television (16:9 aspect ratio), so images
often don’t fit regular (4:3 aspect ratio) televisions. Two styles of
picture, “Pan & Scan” and “Letterbox”, deal with this problem.
Pan & Scan: The sides are cut off so the picture
fills the screen.
Letterbox: Black bands appear at the top and
bottom of the picture so the picture
itself appears in an aspect ratio of
16:9.
Glossary
Bitstream
This is the digital form of multi-channel audio data (e.g., 5.1 channel)
before it is decoded into its various channels.
Playback control (PBC)
If a Video CD has playback control, you can select scenes and
information with menus.
(This unit is compatible with version 2.0 and 1.1.)
Progressive/Interlace
The PAL video signal standard has 576 (or 625) interlaced (i) scan
lines, whereas progressive scanning, called 576p (or 625p), uses
twice the number of scan lines. For the NTSC standard, these are
called 480i (or 525i) and 480p (or 525p) respectively.
Using progressive output, you can enjoy the high-resolution video
recorded on media such as DVD-Video.
Your television must be compatible to enjoy progressive video.
Panasonic televisions with 576 (625)/50i · 50p, 480 (525)/60i · 60p
input terminals are progressive compatible.
Protection
You can prevent accidental erasure by setting writing protection or
erasure protection.
Sampling frequency
Sampling is the process of converting the heights of sound wave
(analog signal) samples taken at set periods into digits (digital
encoding). Sampling frequency is the number of samples taken per
second, so larger numbers mean more faithful reproduction of the
original sound.
Thumbnail
This refers to a miniature representation of a picture used to display
multiple pictures in the form of a list.
TIFF (Tag Image File Format)
This is a system used for compressing/decoding colour still pictures,
a common format for storing high quality images on digital cameras
and other devices.
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Specifications
Recording system
DVD Video Recording format (DVD-RAM),
DVD-Video format (DVD-R),
DVD-Video format (DVD-RW)
Recordable discs
DVD-RAM:
DVD-R:
DVD-RW:
+R:
Ver. 2.0
Ver. 2.1/3k-SPEED DVD-RAM Revision 1.0
Ver. 2.2/5k-SPEED DVD-RAM Revision 2.0
for General Ver. 2.0
for General Ver. 2.0/4k-SPEED DVD-R Revision 1.0
for General Ver. 2.x/8k-SPEED DVD-R Revision 3.0
Ver. 1.1
Ver. 1.1/2k-SPEED DVD-RW Revision 1.0
Ver. 1.2/4k-SPEED DVD-RW Revision 2.0
Ver. 1.0
Ver. 1.1
Ver. 1.2
Recording time
Maximum 8 hours (with 4.7 GB disc)
XP: Approx. 1 hour, SP: Approx. 2 hours
LP: Approx. 4 hours, EP: Approx. 6 hours/8 hours
Maximum 142 hours (EP 8 Hour mode, with built-in 80 GB HDD)
DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R, +RW
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, CD-Audio (CD-DA), Video CD
CD-R/CD-RW (CD-DA, Video CD, MP3, JPEG formatted discs)
Recording system:
Video in (PAL/NTSC):
AV1/AV2 (21 pin), AV3/AV4 (pin jack) 1 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
S-Video in (PAL/NTSC):
AV2 (21 pin), AV3/AV4 (S terminal) 1 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
RGB in (PAL):
AV2 (21 pin) 0.7 Vp-p (PAL) 75 ≠, termination
Video out (PAL/NTSC):
AV1/AV2 (21 pin), Video Out (pin jack) 1 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
S-Video out (PAL/NTSC):
AV1 (21 pin), S-Video Out (S terminal) 1 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
RGB out (PAL/NTSC):
AV1 (21 pin) 0.7 Vp-p (PAL) 75 ≠, termination
Component video output (NTSC 480p/480i, PAL 576p/576i)
Y: 1.0 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
PB: 0.7 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
PR: 0.7 Vp-p 75 ≠, termination
Tuner system
Audio
Recording system:
Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (XP mode)
Audio in:
AV1/AV2 (21 pin), AV3/AV4 (pin jack)
Input level:
Standard: 0.5 Vrms, Full scale: 2.0 Vrms at 1 kHz
Input impedance:
More than 10 k≠
Audio out:
AV1/AV2 (21 pin), Audio Out (pin jack)
Output level:
Standard: 0.5 Vrms, Full scale: 2.0 Vrms at 1 kHz
Output impedance:
Less than 1 k≠
Digital audio out: Optical terminal (PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG)
Channel coverage
PAL-B
Australia
VHF: 0 to 12
UHF: 28 to 69
CATV: 45 MHz to 470 MHz
PAL-BG
New Zealand
VHF: 1 to 11
UHF: 21 to 69
CATV: 44 MHz to 470 MHz
80 GB
LASER specification
Class I LASER Product
Wave length:
CD
795 nm wave length
DVD
662 nm wave length
Laser power:
No hazardous radiation is emitted with the safety protection
Specifications
PAL colour signal, 625 lines, 50 fields
NTSC colour signal, 525 lines, 60 fields
MPEG2 (Hybrid VBR)
Television system
Playable discs
Internal HDD capacity
Video
Video system:
RF converter output:
Not provided
SD card slot
Still picture (JPEG, TIFF)
SD Memory Card slot: 1 pc
Compatible media:
SD Memory Card§, MultiMediaCard
Format:
FAT12, FAT16
Image file format:
JPEG conforming DCF (Design rule for Camera File system),
(sub sampling; 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)
TIFF (Uncompressed RGB chunky), DPOF Compatible
Number of pixels:
34 a 34 to 6144 a 4096
Thawing time:
Approx. 7 sec (2 M pixels)
Others
Region code:
Operating temperature:
Operating humidity range:
Power supply:
Power consumption:
Dimensions (WkDkH):
Mass:
‚4
5 to 40 oC
10 to 80 % RH (no condensation)
AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz
31 W
Approx. 430 mmk350.5 mmk63 mm
Approx. 4.4 kg
Power consumption in standby mode:
Approx. 3 W (Power Save mode)
[Note]
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
§
Includes miniSDTM cards. (A miniSDTM card adaptor needs to be
inserted.)
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Safety precautions
Voltage
Do not use high voltage power sources. This can overload the unit
and cause a fire.
Do not use a DC power source. Check the source carefully when
setting the unit up on a ship or other place where DC is used.
AC mains lead protection
Ensure the AC mains lead is connected correctly and not
damaged. Poor connection and lead damage can cause fire or
electric shock. Do not pull, bend, or place heavy items on the lead.
Grasp the plug firmly when unplugging the lead. Pulling the AC
mains lead can cause electric shock.
Do not handle the plug with wet hands. This can cause electric
shock.
Foreign matter
Do not let metal objects fall inside the unit. This can cause electric
shock or malfunction.
Do not let liquids get into the unit. This can cause electric shock or
malfunction. If this occurs, immediately disconnect the unit from the
power supply and contact your dealer.
Do not spray insecticides onto or into the unit. They contain
flammable gases which can ignite if sprayed into the unit.
Service
Do not attempt to repair this unit by yourself. If sound is
interrupted, indicators fail to light, smoke appears, or any other
problem that is not covered in these instructions occurs, disconnect
the AC mains lead and contact your dealer or an authorized service
centre. Electric shock or damage to the unit can occur if the unit is
repaired, disassembled or reconstructed by unqualified persons.
Extend operating life by disconnecting the unit from the power
source if it is not to be used for a long time.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
≥SD logo is a trademark.
≥Portions of this product are protected under copyright law and
are provided under license by ARIS/SOLANA/4C.
“DTS” and “DTS 2.0iDigital Out” are trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
G-CODE is a registered trademark of Gemstar Development
Corporation. The G-CODE system is manufactured under license
from Gemstar Development Corporation.
Safety precautions
Placement
Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high
temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These
conditions can damage the cabinet and other components, thereby
shortening the unit’s service life.
Do not place heavy items on the unit.
MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from
Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.
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
consumer uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Index
Angle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Aspect. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Audio
Attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Receiving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Auto Renewal Recording . . . . . . . . . . 26
Language
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Code list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Soundtrack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 53
Subtitle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 53
LPCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54, 65
Change Thumbnail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Channel
Audio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Auto-Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 57
Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 36
Chasing playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Child Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Cleaning
Disc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Clock settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Connection
Aerial. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Amplifier, system component . . . . . . 16
Television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15
Video cassette recorder . . . . . . . . . . 14
Copy (playlist) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Country setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
CPRM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Create Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 37
Create playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
31
34
52
Index
Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Dialog Enhancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Direct Navigator . . . . . . . . . 28, 32, 36, 40
Divide Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
DPOF. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40, 65
DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R . . . . . . 9
Enabling discs to be played on other
equipment – Finalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Erase
All titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 37, 39
Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 39
Still picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 37
Finalize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 65
Flexible Recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Format. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 65
FR (Flexible Recording Mode) . . . . . . 21
FUNCTIONS window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Manual Skip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Menu
MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
On-screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SETUP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MP3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30
21
53
31
Name
Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Entering text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 26, 37
Noise reduction (NR)
AV-in NR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Playback NR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
One Touch Transfer (dubbing) . . . . . . 42
On-screen
Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Partial Erase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
PCM Down Conversion . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Picture settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 53
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Playback NR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Power Save . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Progressive . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 18, 35, 55, 65
Properties
Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Still picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Protection
Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Still picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Ratings level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Rec for High Speed dubbing . . . . . 22, 53
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Auto Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Flexible Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Relief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–27
Relief Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Remote control code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Repeat Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Resume play function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 11
SETUP menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Shipping Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Simultaneous rec and play . . . . . . . . . 23
Soundtrack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Still picture
Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Transferring (dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Subtitle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
TIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 65
Time Slip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23, 30
Timer recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–27
Transfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Transferring (dubbing)
Still picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Title/Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Tuning
Auto-Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 57
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
TV System (PAL/NTSC) . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
TV type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
V.S.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Quick Start. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Quick View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
G-CODE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
JPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 65
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/
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