MD 80137
Digital DVD
Recorder and Player
User’s Manual
© 2004 Medion®. All rights reserved.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO
WIDE SLOT IN OUTLET AND ENSURE PLUG IS FULLY INSERTED.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
This symbol warns the
user of uninsulated
voltage within the unit
that can cause dangerous
electric shock.
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE
COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO
QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol alerts the user
that there are important
operating and maintenance
instructions in the literature
regarding this unit.
CAUTION:
THIS DVD VIDEO RECORDER IS A CLASS 1 LASER DEVICE. USE OF CONTROLS, ADJUSTMENTS
OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
REPAIR THE UNIT YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try correcting the interference by
one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect this equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of
certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and
other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision
Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Caution
READ THE SAFETY AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS before operating your DVD video recorder
and retain the instructions for future use.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS AND HEED ALL WARNINGS on the DVD video recorder and in this manual.
Installation
1. The power supply of this DVD recorder is AC100~240V, 50/60Hz, please don’t use
incorrect power outlets. If you are unsure of the power supply voltage, please ask your
local electricity company.
2. For safety, your DVD video recorder is equipped with a 2-wire power cord. Please
connect it only to a proper outlet.
If the plug does not fit, ask a qualified electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Please do not modify the plug yourself. To do so will void this safety feature.
3. Arrange cords so that they will not be stepped on or pinched by
anything placed on or against them. Especially be careful at
plug-ins, receptacles, or cord exit points from the DVD video
recorder. Frayed power cords or damaged plugs are hazardous,
please ask a qualified service technician to replace your power
cord in any of these cases.
Overloaded power outlets and extension cords may cause fire or electrical shock
hazards.
4. Do not cover or block the ventilation holes in the DVD video
recorder cabinet. Doing so may damage the DVD video recorder
or DVD video disc.
Do not place your DVD video recorder on a soft surface, the
ventilation holes can be blocked from the bottom. Avoid placing
it in a small space such as a bookshelf unless ventilation is adequate.
5. Avoid placing the DVD video recorder in an environment with excessive humidity,
sudden temperature changes, or extreme hot or cold temperatures. Otherwise,
condensation may form inside the unit.
6. To avoid accidental damage or injury, please place your DVD
video recorder on a stable and flat surface with no vibration; do
not put any heavy objects on top of it. Please use with a sturdy
stand or table recommended by the manufacturer only; and
follow all the instructions regarding the use of stands or tables.
7. Use care when moving the DVD video recorder on a cart. A
sudden stop, excessive force or uneven surface may cause the
cart to overturn.
8. Do not use any accessory that is not recommended by the
product manufacturer.
9. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and contact Customer Care immediately
under the following conditions:
a) When the power cord or plug is damaged.
b) If any liquid is spilled on, or object has fallen into the product.
c) If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d) If the product does not operate normally when you follow the instructions in
the user manual.
e) If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.
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10. The product should be placed well away from any heat source such as a radiator,
heater, stove, or any electrical home appliance that produces heat.
Operation/Cleaning
1. Keep your DVD video recorder away from strong magnetic objects.
2. Keep your DVD video recorder away from humid locations, such
as bathtub, sink, laundry, humid basement, or swimming pool.
3. Use only with accessories recommended by the manufacturer in
order to avoid fire, shock or other accident.
4. If your DVD video recorder is exposed to rain, placed in a wet area or struck by a
strong impact, please unplug it immediately and contact Customer Care before
turning it back on.
5. To protect your DVD video recorder during a thunder storm, or
when it won’t be used for a long period of time, please unplug
it from the power outlet and disconnect the cable system. This
will prevent possible damage to the product from lightning or
power surges.
6. Unplug your DVD video recorder before cleaning. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning. Do not use cleaning fluid or aerosol as they
may cause damage, fire, or electrical shock if the liquid runs into
the recorder. Those materials may also tarnish the coating of
your DVD video recorder.
7. Never open or remove the cover or make any adjustment which is not described in
the user manual as it may expose you to an electrical shock or other hazardous
situation, or cause serious damage to your DVD video recorder. Your DVD video
recorder must be serviced by a qualified technician only.
8. Keep any liquids or any unnecessary objects away from your DVD
video recorder. Never turn on your DVD video recorder if any
liquid or small metal object has entered the unit as an electrical
short, fire or electrical shock may result. In this case, please
unplug your DVD video recorder immediately and contact
Customer Care.
9. Power cord:
• Always hold the plug when removing the power cord. Do not pull the cable.
• Don’t touch the power cord with a wet hand, it may lead to a short on circuit or
you may get an electric shock.
• Don’t let items rest on the power cord.
• Don’t tie or knot the power cord.
• Take care that the power cord is not tripped over or stepped on.
10. When the recorder is temporarily not in use, set the power to stand-by. If the
recorder won’t be used for an extended period, remove the plug from the power
outlet.
11. Emergency
If the following occurs, unplug the unit and contact Customer Care immediately:
• If liquid or metal drops into the unit.
• If an abnormal playback status appears.
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Service
1. Do not attempt to fix this DVD video recorder yourself, please unplug it and contact
Customer Care.
2. Make sure the technician uses manufacturer-recommended parts for replacement.
Substitutions may cause fire, electrical shock, or other hazardous situations.
3. Be sure the technician performs a complete safety check to ensure your DVD video
recorder can be operated safely.
Laser Radiation
1. Please obey all operating instructions in this manual to avoid radiation damage.
2. The laser light in this machine can damage human eyes. Please don’t open the
case. If the unit needs service, please contact Customer Care.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
This is a class-1 laser
product. Use of controls
or adjustments or
procedures other than
those specified herein
may result in hazardous
laser light beam
exposure.
Condensation Warning
Condensation may form on the pickup lens under the following conditions:
• When a heater is turned on.
• In a steamy or very humid room.
• When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold to a warm environment.
If condensation forms inside the unit, it may not operate properly. If you suspect that
condensation has formed in the unit, turn off the power and wait approximately one
hour for condensation to evaporate.
Note to CATV System Installer
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40
of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1), which
provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable
ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the
point of cable entry as practical.
Caution - FCC Notice
FCC/CSA regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this
equipment may void the user’s authority to operate it.
Outside Antenna
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power
lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines
or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to
avoid touching such power lines or circuits because contact with them could be fatal.
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Grounding the Antenna System
If an outside antenna is connected to this equipment, be sure the antenna system is
grounded in order to provide some protection against voltage surges.
Disc Use
1. Take out the disc as shown to the right. Hold the edge and center of
the disc. Don’t touch the varnish side as this may damage the
information on the disc.
2. Don’t put stickers or labels on the disc surface. This will cause a
weight bias on the disc and lead to abnormal playback.
3. Please don’t scratch or spot the varnish side.
4. The rotational speed of the disc is very high. Please don’t use any
broken, scratched, cracked or bent disc or it will damage the DVD
recorder.
5. Disc cleaning
Finger prints or dirty spots on the disc will reduce the reflection,
which will lead to a poor signal. With a poor signal, the playing
performance will decrease. Please use a soft cloth to wipe the disc
straight from center to the outer edge. If the disc is too dirty, you can
use a damp soft cloth to wet the disc first, and then wipe it with a
dry soft cloth.
Never use cleaning liquid, methylbenzene, diluted formula, antistatic liquid or other solution for disc cleaning; it may damage the
surface of the disc.
6. Storage of the disc
• Put the discs in the original box to prevent bending or other
damage to the disc.
• Don’t put the discs in areas with high temperature, high
humidity or in direct sunlight.
• Please read any instructions on the disc label carefully.
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Contents
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . .3
Caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Operation/Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Laser Radiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Condensation Warning . . . . . . . . . .5
Note to CATV System Installer . . . . . .5
Caution - FCC Notice . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Outside Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Grounding the Antenna System . . . .6
Disc Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Basic Playback Functions . . . . . . . . .23
Preparation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Primary Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Start Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Skip Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
VCD/Audio CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Pause/Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Fast Forward/Rewind . . . . . . . . . .25
DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
VCD/Audio CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Slow Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Thank You… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
…for Choosing This Product! . . . . . .9
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Recommendations for
Optimal Picture Quality . . . . . . . . .10
Copy Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Copyrights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Panels and Connections . . . . . . . . .11
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Basic (Composite) Connection . . . . .12
Other TV Connections . . . . . . . . . . .14
S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Component Video . . . . . . . . . . . .15
AV Amplifier/Receiver Connection . .16
Digital Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Connect to Other Video Inputs . . . .17
Connect a DV Camcorder . . . . . . .17
Connect a VCR or DVD Player . . . . .17
Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Control Buttons and Display . . . . . .19
Front Panel Buttons . . . . . . . . . . .19
Display Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Remote Control Buttons . . . . . . .21
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DVD Playback OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
VCD/Audio CD Playback OSD . . . . . . .27
Advanced Playback Functions . . . . . .28
Repeat Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
DVD/VCD/Audio CD . . . . . . . . . . . .28
A-B Repeat Playback . . . . . . . . . . .28
Program Playlists . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
JPEG file Play List Editing . . . . . . .29
Edit Play List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Delete Play List . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
MP3 and CD Playback . . . . . . . . .30
Edit MP3/CD Play List . . . . . . . . . .30
Delete Play List . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Title Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
(DVD only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
DVD Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
(DVD only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Playing Multiple Angles . . . . . . . . .30
Change Subtitle Language . . . . . . .30
Change Audio Language . . . . . . . . .31
PBC Playback Control . . . . . . . . . . .31
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Bookmark Memory . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Create Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Jump to Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . .32
Clear Bookmark . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
NTSC/PAL and Progressive Scan . . . .32
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General Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Entering the Setup Menu . . . . . . . .33
How to Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Preparing Discs for Recording . . . . .37
Compatible Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Initialize a New Disc . . . . . . . . . . .37
Scheduled Disc Recording . . . . . . . .38
Scheduling a Recording . . . . . . . . .38
Stop an In-Process
Scheduled Recording . . . . . . . . . . .39
Recording Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Correct a Scheduled Recording . . . .39
Cancel a Scheduled Recording . . . .39
Troubleshooting
Scheduled Recordings . . . . . . . . . .40
Recording from External Devices . . .42
Recording from a DV Camcorder . . .42
Editing Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Protect and Unprotect Title . . . . . .43
Protect and Unprotect Disc . . . . . . .43
Make Compatible (DVD+R only) . . . .43
Play Full Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Edit Title Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Erase Title (DVD+RW only) . . . . . . . .44
Insert Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Delete Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Hide Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Show Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Change Thumbnail . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Finalized DVD+R . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Additional Information . . . . . . . . . .50
Regional Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . .50
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Manual Disc Recording . . . . . . . . . .41
Pause recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
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preface
Thank You…
…for Choosing This Product!
Welcome to the latest in television technology. Your new DVD recorder features easy-touse, on-screen menus and closed caption capabilities - all in a space-saving design.
Quite simply, you’ve selected one of the best products in its class. We are proud to offer
a DVD recorder that will bring you convenient, dependable service and enjoyment for
years to come.
This manual is provided to help you set up your DVD recorder and take advantage of its
many features.
Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. Record your serial number here,
for use in event of loss or theft.
Model number: MD 80137
Serial number:
Features
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This DVD recorder can play in NTSC and PAL under progressive or interlace scan
output.
This unit can be connected with a Dolby Digital or DTS compatible amplifier /
receiver for home theater surround sound.
Record cable or broadcast TV signal through the antenna, or record video and audio
from an external input such as a DVD player or VCR.
Schedule up to 8 separate recordings.
Package Contents
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Remote control (includes 2 AAA batteries)
Power Cord
TV antenna cable
Blank DVD+RW disc
A/V cable
S-Video cable
Component video cable (green, blue, and red connectors)
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Compatibility
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Recordable Disc Types
This unit can record to DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. Recorded discs may not be
playable on all conventional DVD players.
Playable Disc and Media Types
DVD Video, SVCD, DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-RW, Audio CD, MP3,
and JPEG.
Recommendations for Optimal Picture Quality
The unit is a precision device which is manufactured with highly accurate technology.
Fingerprints or friction on the disc will affect reading from the laser pickup lens, and it
will ruin the image quality. In the worst case scenario, neither video nor audio will be
played from a dirty or scratched disc. To obtain optimum picture quality, the recorder
should be cleaned after every 1,000 hours of use. Please note that this period may vary
depending on the environment (temperature, humidity, dust, etc.). Please contact your
supplier for details.
Copy Protection
This DVD video recorder supports Macrovision copy protection.
This will prevent copy-protected materials from being recorded normally.
Copyrights
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Copyright
The law prohibits copying copyrighted material without the permission of the owner
of the copyright.
Copy protection
If you attempt to copy a DVD disc with CSS protection code, the anti-copy protection
function of your DVD recorder will be started to prevent illegal copying.
Notice
One federal court has held that unauthorized recording of copyrighted TV programs
is an infringement of U.S. copyright laws. Certain Canadian programs may also be
copyrighted, and any unauthorized recording, in whole or in part, may be in
violation of these rights.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS and DTS Digital Surround are registered trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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Panels and Connections
Front
Panel
VIDEO:Composite video in for recording from external video equipment such as a
camcorder.
AUDIO L/R:Standard stereo sound connections for recording from external equipment
such as a camcorder. “L” stands for “left” and “R” stands for “right”.
Rear panel
1. POWER CORD SOCKET.
2. ANTENNA:connect cable or TV antenna to “IN” and your TV to “OUT”.
3. VIDEO IN / AUDIO IN: These jacks are the same as the ones on the front of your DVD
recorder. Use them to connect to another video device that you wish to record, such
as a DVD player or VCR.
4. S-VIDEO:For connecting to a TV or monitor’s S-Video input jack.
5. VIDEO OUT:Video signal output.
6. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT:component signal output, for connection with a component
(Y/CB/CR) or progressive scan (Y/PB/PR) device.
7. AUDIO OUT:analog audio output.
8. DIGITAL:Digital audio signal output connector for use with a Digital Audio Receiver/
Audio DA Converter.
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Basic (Composite) Connection
Please unplug all devices from the power outlet before making or changing
connections.
This chart shows the basic connections necessary for using your DVD recorder with a TV.
Other types of connections are shown on the following pages. Before you get started,
we recommend that you assess all of the equipment that you would like to connect and
review the following pages closely.
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This DVD recorder is equipped with a standard composite (AV) video connection, S-Video
connection, and component (YPBPR/ YCBCR) video input. Component provides the best
picture signal, but is not available on all TVs. S-Video provides excellent quality, but not
as good as component. Composite video provides good video quality, but it is not as
good as S-Video or component.
Choose the best way to connect devices depending on your particular equipment.
For a basic (composite) connection, please follow the steps below using the diagram on
page 12 as a guide.
1
Use the supplied AV cable (red, white, and yellow connectors) to connect the
DVD recorder to your TV’s AV input jacks.
2
Connect one end of the provided TV antenna cable to ANTENNA OUT on the DVD
recorder. Connect the other end to the antenna (RF) input on your TV.
3
Use another TV antenna cable to connect the TV antenna or CATV coaxial cable
from your wall outlet with ANTENNA IN on the DVD recorder.
4
Connect the power cord to an easily accessible AC outlet.
Please note that unlike some VCRs, the DVD recorder will not use the TV antenna
connection to carry sound and video to your TV, although it will pass through the
broadcast or cable signal provided by that connection. You must make a separate audio
and video connection in order to watch DVDs played on your DVD recorder on your TV.
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Other TV Connections
S-Video and Component Video connections carry only the video signal, not audio. To
hear sound when using either of these connections, you will also need to make a
separate audio connection. You can do this by connecting the red and white portions of
the AV cable but NOT the yellow portion. This will play stereo sound through your TV (if
your TV is capable of producing stereo sound). You can also follow the instructions on
the following pages to connect your DVD recorder to an AV amplifier/receiver to send
sound to external speakers.
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S-Video
There are 2 sets of S-Video connectors for connection with a TV, monitor, VCR or other
device.
Connect one end of the S-Video cable to the S-Video out connection on the back of the
DVD recorder, and connect the other end to the S-Video in jack on your TV.
2
Component Video
Connect the component cable (green, blue, and red connectors) to the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUT on the rear panel of the DVD recorder and the corresponding component video in
connections on your television. Make sure to match the colors on the cable connectors
with the colors on the ports.
Connect EITHER the S-Video OR the Component Video cable to your TV. Not both.
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AV Amplifier/Receiver Connection
The following connections are shown as an example only. Please choose the correct
connections for your equipment. For example, you should use either an analog or a
digital audio connection – not both. If you are using a digital connection, you should
use either optical or coaxial – not both.
Digital Audio
1a
For an optical connection, connect an optical cable (also referred to as Toslink)
to OPTICAL DIGITAL OUT on the DVD recorder and OPTICAL DIGITAL IN on the AV
Amplifier or TV.
1b
For a coaxial connection, connect a coaxial digital audio cable to COAXIAL
DIGITAL OUT on the DVD recorder and COAXIAL DIGITAL IN on the AV Amplifier or TV.
Optical and coaxial
digital audio cables
sold separately.
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You must use
the correct audio
settings to avoid loud
noise from your
speakers. Please refer
to Audio Setup on
page 34.
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Connect to Other Video Inputs
Connect a DV Camcorder
To record from a DV camcorder, connect the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT from the DV camcorder
to the DVD recorder’s AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT on the front panel.
Connect a VCR or DVD Player
To record from a VCR or general DVD player, connect the AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT from the VCR
or general DVD player to the AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT of the DVD recorder.
Do not connect your DVD recorder to a VCR and then connect the VCR to the TV. This will
produce a very poor signal for your DVD recordings. Your DVD recorder should be
connected directly to the TV for best results.
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Tips
1. Most cables and AV connectors on your equipment follow a standard color code.
Observing this color code can be very helpful when connecting your AV equipment.
2. We have provided many different options for audio and video connections so that
you can choose the best for your needs. However, you only need one video
connection and one audio connection between your DVD recorder and your TV.
3. If your antenna/CATV connection is attached to your DVD recorder, and your DVD
recorder is attached to your TV with another antenna cable, you will be able to
watch TV without turning on your DVD recorder.
4. Attaching your DVD recorder to a VCR and then attaching the VCR to the TV will
produce very poor quality video and recordings. The DVD recorder should be
attached directly to the TV.
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Control Buttons and Display
Front Panel Buttons
1.
STANDBY/ON: Puts the unit in and out of standby mode.
2. OPEN/CLOSE
: Opens and closes disc tray.
3. PREV
: Jump to the previous chapter.
4. STOP
: Stop playback/recording.
: Plays the current disc.
5. PLAY
6. PAUSE
: Pause normal playback or pause recording.
7. NEXT
: Jump to the next chapter.
8. RECORD
: Record currently playing channel/video.
9. DISC TRAY
10. DISPLAY WINDOW: Shows current status of DVD recorder.
Display Window
1. Dolby Digital sound display
2. DTS sound display
3. Title: Display the current title (DVD)
4. Track: Display the current track (VCD)
5. Chapter: Display the current chapter
6. The selected song in program
7. External input for recording
8. Start scheduled recording
9. Title in repeat play
10. Repeat 1 or all
11. A-B Repeat
12. Display the disc type: DVD, VCD, MP3
13. Play in progress
14. Pause
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Remote Control
Before using the remote control, put 2 AAA
batteries into the battery compartment.
Please make sure the +/- terminals are
placed correctly, following the instructions
printed in the battery compartment. Point
the remote control at the remote receiver on
the DVD recorder.
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Remote Control Buttons
1. OPEN/CLOSE
2. MUTE
3. ANGLE
Open or close disc tray.
Mute the sound output.
If DVD movie contains multi-angle content, use this button to choose
the different viewing angles of the playback.
4. CH VOL
Adjust the volume of analog audio.
5. CH
Select TV channel.
6. PROGRAM
Program playback of the disc (Please refer to page 26)
7. SUBTITLE
During DVD playback with more than two subtitled languages, use this
button to select among available subtitle languages (Refer to page 28).
8. AUDIO
To select languages for playback DVDs with more than 2 audio channels.
9. RECORD
Record from source (Tuner, AV1, AV2, S-Video).
10. EDIT
When using DVD+RW discs, use this button to display the edit menu
and edit titles and chapters.
11. REC QUALITY Select the recording quality.
12. PLAY
Start playing the disc.
13. PAUSE
Pause normal playback or pause recording.
14. PREV
Move to the previous chapter during playback.
15. NEXT
Move to the next chapter during playback.
16. RANDOM
Random playback of a CD or VCD.
17. 1/ALL
Repeat one chapter or all the titles on a disc(please refer to page 26)
18. CM SKIP
(Commercial Skip) Skip 30 seconds of playback time on DVD playback.
(Average length of a general TV commercial time)
19. NTSC/PAL
Switch TV system between NTSC, PAL, and Progressive-NTSC modes in
circle
20. STANDBY/ON Power ON/OFF this DVD Recorder.
21. DISPLAY
Display working status on screen, also could be used as a navigation
window (please refer to page 28).
22. ZOOM
Zoom mode in playback. (Refer to page 28)
23. RETURN
Press this button to return to PBC menu during VCD playback.
24. 1,2,3…
Number buttons.
25. CLEAR
Delete the wrong number entered.
26. SETUP
Customize DVD Recorder setting in Setup Menu (please refer to page 29)
27. TITLE
Enter the title menu on DVD disc. (Please refer to page 27)
28. MENU/PBC Some DVDs have submenus. This button allows access to these
submenus.
29.
Up, Down, Left, Right direction keys.
30. ENTER
Confirm selection of an item in the setup menu.
31. SOURCE
Select the recording source (Tuner, AV1, AV2, S-Video1, S-Video2).
(Please refer to page 33)
32. MONITOR
Switch between external input mode and DVD mode.
33. STEP
Step playback allows picture to advance frame by frame.
34. STOP
Stop playback.
35. REV
Fast rewinding to previous content during playback. User can switch
rewinding speed between 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 30x, 60x, and 100x.
36. FWD
Fast forwarding to following content during playback. User can switch
forwarding speed between 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 30x, 60x, and 100x.
37. A-B
Playback from A to B. (please refer to page 26)
38. SLOW
Engage slow-motion forward/reverse playback.
39. BOOKMARK Mark memory setup (please refer to page 28)
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Please don’t use different brands or types of batteries together. Don’t use a new
and an old battery together.
If you find the remote distance is reduced, please change both batteries at the
same time.
If the DVD recorder won’t be operated for an extended period, remove the batteries
from the remote control. Otherwise the remote control may be damaged.
Don’t place the remote control in areas with high temperature or high humidity.
Don’t open the case of the remote control.
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Basic Playback Functions
Preparation:
See pages 11–17 for connection diagrams.
Connect the DVD Recorder to the TV, turn on the TV power, and select the proper
input on your TV (e.g., “AV”).
If connecting to an audio system, please turn the audio system on and make sure
that it is connected correctly.
The first time you power on this DVD recorder, please follow the on-screen
instructions.
Please note that an LED indicator will show when the unit is in standby (off) mode.
Primary Settings
This DVD recorder can be set easily by using the
buttons. To
make selections, move the cursor to the desired item with the
navigation buttons and then press ENTER to confirm.
1. When the DVD recorder is turned on for the first time, the TV
screen shows the following message:
Press the
direction keys to
choose the menu language, then
press ENTER to confirm.
2. Selection of input signal:
Use the
direction keys to
select the signal input source.
Press ENTER to confirm.
The DVD recorder auto-searches
the selected signal type to find channels. When
finished, the progress bar is complete.
3. Time and date:
Use the
direction keys to move the cursor. Use
the
direction keys to change to the correct
numbers. When you are finished setting the time
and date, highlight “Completed” and press ENTER
to confirm.
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Start Playback
1. Press OPEN/CLOSE
to open the disc tray.
2. Put the disc on the disc tray in the proper position and then close the disc tray
3. Press the PLAY button to play the disc.
Some menu selections work only while the disc is being played.
In PBC playback on VCD, a PBC displays on the screen.
If there is no PBC function on VCD/CD, the disc plays immediately.
Skip Playback
DVD
Press NEXT
Chapter 1
to skip to the next chapter.
Press PREV
Chapter 2
to skip to the beginning or previous chapter.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
VCD/Audio CD
With PBC on:
During VCD playback, press TITLE to bring up the PBC menu.
PLAYING
VCD PBC MENU
Song 1
Song 2
Song 3
With PBC off:
Press NEXT or PREV
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Pause/Step
Except for movies on CD, videos can be played frame-by-frame.
| to advance to the
1. Press PAUSE to pause the picture. While paused, press STEP|
next frame.
2. Press PLAY to resume normal playback.
Fast Forward/Rewind
DVD
1. Press FWD
or REV
to speed up playback. Pressing the button multiple times
cycles through the following speeds: 2x > 4x > 8x > 16x >30x > 60x > 100x.
2. Press PLAY to resume normal playback.
VCD/Audio CD
1. Press FWD
or REV
to speed up playback. Pressing the button multiple times
cycles through the following speeds: 2x > 4x > 8x > 16x.
2. Press PLAY to resume normal playback.
While rewinding or fast forwarding, you will not be able to hear the audio
portion of the track.
Slow Motion
1. Press SLOW to slow down playback. Pressing the button multiple times cycles
through the following speeds: 1/2 > 1/4 > 1/8 > 1/16.
2. Press PLAY to resume normal playback.
During slow-motion play, you will not be able to hear the audio portion of the
track.
Stop
Press STOP while playing a disc to temporarily stop (pre-stop) playback.
Press PLAY to resume play from the point where playback was stopped, or press
STOP again to stop playback completely.
Completely stop
Playing
Pre-stop
STOP
STOP
PLAY
Resume play
If you are finished using the DVD recorder, take out the disc and press
turn the unit off.
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disc playback osd
Disc Playback OSD
(On Screen Display)
The OSD provides useful information about the disc that
is currently being played, as well as quick access to
commonly used menus.
DVD Playback OSD
Press DISPLAY on the remote control to show the
following OSD information:
Title: If there are multiple
titles on the DVD, this menu
allows you to jump directly to
a desired title.
Chapter: If there are multiple
chapters on the DVD, this
menu allows you to jump
directly to a desired chapter.
Time Counter: The time
counter allows you to begin
playback at a specific point of
time on the DVD.
Audio Channel Selection:
This allows you to set the
audio language for playback.
The languages available
depend on the disc. Not all
discs have multiple audio
languages. You may need to
use the disc menu to change
audio languages - this
depends on the design of the
disc.
1. Use the
buttons to select the item you
would like to change.
2. Use the
buttons to cycle through the
available options or use the number keys
(1, 2, 3…) to go directly to the desired option.
3. Press DISPLAY again to exit the OSD display.
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Subtitle Selection: This
allows you to set the subtitle
language for playback. The
languages available depend
on the disc. Not all discs have
multiple subtitle languages.
You may need to use the disc
menu to change subtitle
languages - this depends on
the design of the disc.
Angle: This allows you to
select the camera angle.
Angles available depend on
the disc. Not all discs have
multiple angles.
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VCD/Audio CD Playback OSD
Press DISPLAY on the remote control to show the following OSD information:
PBC MODE, TRACK, TIME, & AUDIO CHANNEL SELECTION.
1. Use the
buttons to select the item you would like to change.
2. Use the
buttons to cycle through the available options or use the number keys
(1, 2, 3…) to go directly to the desired option.
3. Press DISPLAY again to exit the OSD display.
PBC On/Off: Some VCDs have complex PBC menus. This menu allows you to turn the PBC
functionality on or off. Your DVD recorder is easiest to control with the PBC function set
to “Off”.
Title: If there are multiple titles on the VCD/Audio CD, this menu allows you to jump
directly to a desired title.
Time Counter: The time counter allows you to begin playback at a specific point of time
on the DVD.
Audio Channel Selection: This allows you to set the audio language for playback. The
languages available depend on the disc. Not all discs have multiple audio languages.
You may need to use the disc menu to change audio languages - this depends on the
design of the disc.
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Advanced Playback Functions
Repeat Playback
Repeat playback lets you select a section of your disc to play in an endless loop.
DVD/VCD/Audio CD
Press 1/ALL on the remote control to access the repeat function. Press it multiple times
to cycle through the available options: Chapter>Title>Off.
A-B Repeat Playback
A-B repeat playback allows you to define a specific section of your disc to be played in
an endless loop.
1. Rewind or fast forward your disc to the beginning of the section you want to repeat.
2. Press the A-B button to set up a start point (A).
3. Fast forward or play to the end of the section you would like to repeat.
4. Press A-B again to set the end point.and the playback between your defined
points begins.
5. Press the A-B button a third time to resume normal playback. No OSD is shown.
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Program Playlists
JPEG file Play List Editing
Follow these steps while playing a CD-R containing JPG files,
1. Place your CD-R disc in the recorder, press PLAY key, a file list menu will appear:
2. Move cursor to desired JPG file using
keys, press PLAY key to view this file
immediately.
3. When playing JPG files, use
key to rotate picture clockwise, or use
to rotate
picture counter-clockwise.
Edit play list
1. Move cursor to desired JPG file using
keys, press ENTER key to mark selected file.
2. After all desired files have been marked, then move cursor to “Add” icon using
and
keys, press ENTER key to add selected files to play list.
3. Or simply move cursor to “Add All” icon and press ENTER key to add all files on disc
to play list.
4. Move cursor to “Slide” icon, then press ENTER key to start picture slide show.
5. Move cursor to “Speed” icon can adjust time delay between each frame by pressing
or
keys.
Delete play list
1. Move cursor to “Play List” icon and press ENTER key to switch to play list mode
2. Under play list mode, move cursor to “Del All” icon and press ENTER key to delete
current play list.
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MP3 and CD playback
1. Place disc into your recorder, press PLAY key, a file list menu will appear.
2. Move cursor to desired MP3 or music file using
keys, press PLAY key to play
this file immediately.
Edit MP3 / CD play list
1. Move cursor to desired MP3 or music file using
keys, press ENTER key to mark selected file.
2. After all desired files have been marked, then
move cursor to “Add” icon using
and
keys, press ENTER key to add selected files to
play list.
3. Or simply move cursor to “Add All” icon and
press ENTER key to add all files on disc to play list.
4. Press PLAY key to start playback using this playlist.
Delete play list
1. Move cursor to “Play List” icon, and press ENTER key to switch to play list mode.
2. Under play list mode, move cursor to “Del All” icon and press ENTER key to delete
current play list.
Title Playback
(DVD only)
Some DVDs have a title menu that can be accessed using the TITLE button on your
remote control.
1. While a DVD with a title menu is playing, press TITLE.
2. Use the
buttons to select a title and press ENTER to confirm.
DVD Menu
(DVD only)
Some DVDs have complex content with many subtitle languages, audio languages, video
angles, etc. The DVD menu can be used to acess these features.
1. If the disc contains a DVD menu, press MENU/PBC to show the menu on the screen.
2. Use the
buttons to make a slection and press ENTER to confirm.
Playing Multiple Angles
Some DVDs have multiple angle video segments.
1. When a DVD section with multiple view angle is playing, the screen shows:
2. While this icon is showing, press ANGLE to cycle through the available viewpoints.
Change Subtitle Language
When playing a DVD with more than one subtitle language, press SUB-TITLE to change
or cancel subtitles. Press SUB-TITLE multiple times to cycle between available subtitle
languages and subtitles off.
Some subtitle languages can be only be selected from the DVD menu and can
not be changed with the SUB-TITLE button. Subtitle availability depends on the
design of the DVD.
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Change Audio Language
If a DVD has more than one audio language, press AUDIO to change between them.
Press AUDIO multiple times to cycle through available audio languages.
Some audio languages can be only be selected from the DVD menu and can not
be changed with the SUB-T button. Audio language availability depends on the
design of the DVD.
PBC Playback Control
Only VCDs edition 2.0 or above have this function. Different VCDs will have different PBC
functions, depending on the design of the disc. Please refer to the instruction manual
for the disc for more information.
1. Press MENU/PBC to turn on/off the PBC function. The OSD shows “PBC on” or “PBC
off”.
2. If the VCD has a PBC menu, press PREV and NEXT to change pages in the menu.
3. In PBC menus, all selections must be made with the numeric buttons.
4. When playing VCD 2.0 edition discs, set PBC to “off” for optimal operation.
5. When PBC is on, press TITLE to enter the PBC menu.
Zoom
1. When playing a DVD or VCD, press ZOOM to cycle through the zoom settings:
x2 > x4 > x8 > normal.
3. An inset screen in the upper left corner shows the entire viewable area.
2. While zoomed, use the
buttons to move the zoomed portion within the
viewable area.
ZOOM
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Bookmark Memory
This unit supports 5 separate stored bookmarks for the disc currently in the DVD
recorder. When you remove the disc from the recorder, the bookmarks are lost.
Create Bookmark
1. While playing a disc, press BOOKMARK at the point you wish to bookmark. The
Bookmark menu shows on screen as follows:
[ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ][ ]
2. The eight lines indicate the eight slots that the unit has for memory. A number
indicates that a bookmark is stored in that slot. If there is nothing above the line,
then there is nothing stored in that slot.
3. Use the button to move to an empty slot.
4. Press ENTER to memorize the present point as a bookmark. A number will appear in
the bookmark space, indicating that you have successfully stored the bookmark.
[1]
5. Press BOOKMARK again to exit the bookmark menu.
Jump to Bookmark
1. Press BOOKMARK to enter the bookmark menu.
2. Use the
buttons to select a bookmark.
3. Press ENTER to start playback from that bookmark point.
Clear Bookmark
1. Press BOOKMARK to enter the bookmark menu.
2. Use the
buttons to select a bookmark.
3. Press CLEAR to erase the selected bookmark from memory.
NTSC/PAL and Progressive Scan
The NTSC/PAL button cycles between normal NTSC, NTSC progressive scan, and PAL
viewing modes.
NTSC is the normal format for North American TV broadcasts.
NTSC Progressive Scan can be used with a component connection to a TV that supports
progressive scan to watch DVD movies at a higher resolution.
PAL is the color format for Europe and other areas. If you select PAL, North American
movies and television programs will appear incorrectly on your screen.
Please see the glossary on page 51 for more information.
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general setup
General Setup
Entering the Setup Menu
Press SETUP on your remote control to enter the setup menu.
If you press SETUP during playback, playback will pause. It will resume when
you exit the Setup menu.
How to Setup
1. Press SETUP to enter the setup menu.
2. Use the
buttons to make a selection and press
to enter into the first
sub-menu.
3. In the first sub-menu, use the
buttons to make a selection. Press
to enter
into second sub-menu, or press to return to the previous page.
4. In the second sub-menu, use the
buttons to make a selection and press
to
confirm your selection.
5. Press SETUP again to exit the setup menu.
System
There are three items that can be set from the System menu:
Guide Language, Set Time and Factory Reset.
1. Guide Language determines the language displayed on the
On Screen Display (OSD). The OSD can be displayed in
English, Spanish, French or Chinese.
2. Set Time determines the system time. The correct time can
be entered manually or automatically.
3. Factory Reset will restore the DVD recorder setting to
the original factory setting.
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Video
There are four items that can be set from the Video menu: TV
Input, Channel Scan, Add/Del Channel and Screen Format.
1. TV Input – Select CATV if you have cable television,
otherwise choose TV if the unit is connected to an
antenna.
2. Channel Scan – Select START to start automatically
searching for stations.
3. Add/Del Channel allows you to add/delete specific
channels. Move cursor to desired channel; press the
ENTER key once to add the channel and again to delete
the channel.
4. Screen Format
* 4:3 Letter Box – Select this setting to display a 16:9
format film on a conventional 4:3 television. The
picture will be displayed full-width, with black bars
on top and bottom.
* 4:3 Pan Scan – Choose this setting to display
transmissions in conventional 4:3 format on a 4:3
television. Transmissions in 16:9 format will be
displayed full-height (without black bars) but with the
sides cut off, however the sidebars of the image will be
cropped to fit your screen.
* 16:9 Wide – This is the setting for output on a widescreen television in 16:9 format.
Audio
Use this menu to ensure the audio output format is compatible with connected
devices (amplifier/receiver or TV set).
1. Dolby Digital
* PCM: Recorder can output PCM data and play the same
audio format as on CDs. Additionally, 2-channel analog
audio will output from the amplifier’s audio output jacks.
* Bitstream: Recorder outputs raw data of Dolby® Digital
soundtracks
2. DTS
* PCM: Recorder can output PCM data and play the same
audio format as on CDs. Additionally, 2-channel analog
audio will output from the amplifier’s audio output jacks.
* Bitstream: Recorder outputs raw data of DTS® soundtracks
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3. MPEG
* PCM: Recorder can output PCM data and play the same
audio format as on CDs. Additionally, 2-channel analog
audio will output from the amplifier’s audio output jacks.
* Bitstream: Recorder outputs raw data of Dolby® Digital
soundtracks
4. Sampling Freq. – This DVD recorder provides selections of
48KHz and 96KHz
Security
1. Rating
* Use directional keys to move cursor and press enter key to
confirm change.
* Rating varies according to different country setting.
2. Set Password – Use the number keys on the remote control
to input your 4 digit password, then press ENTER to
confirm.
* Change: To change current password, the user will be
prompt to enter the original password
* Delete: To disable a previous password, the user will be
prompt to enter the original password.
* Original password for this machine is “3308”.
3. Country Code – This is a two-letter code which represents
the country you are in. This setting affects the rating of this
DVD recorder.Please refer to the end of the manual if you
do not know your country code.
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Record
1. Record Quality – This recorder supports 5 recording modes:
HQ (High Quality), SP (Short Play), LP (Long Play), EP
(Extended Play), and SLP (Super Long Play). This can also be
changed by using the QUALITY button on the remote control
2. Auto Chapter – When recording a new chapter will be
created after a certain time delay. You can select between 5,
10, or 15 minutes or disable this feature by selecting Off.
Default setting is 5 minutes.
3. Schedule Record – Please refer to Scheduled Disc Recording
section in this manual.
Disc
1. Audio Language – Select the audio language you want to
automatically play when a DVD disc is loaded. Default
setting is “Original”.
2. Subtitle Language – Select the subtitle language you want
to automatically play when a DVD disc is loaded. Default
setting is “OFF”.
3. Menu Language – Select menu language when a DVD disc is
loaded. Default setting is “Original”.
4. Auto Play – When a DVD or VCD disc is loaded it will be
played automatically. Default setting is “ON”.
5. Initialize DVD – Use this setting to format a DVD+RW disc.
This will erase all contents on the DVD+RW disc.
6. Finalize DVD (DVD+R only) – Make a DVD+R disc compatible
with regular DVD video players. Only a DVD+R disc will
require this operation. Please note a finalized disc cannot
be recorded with new or revised content.
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preparing discs
Preparing Discs for Recording
Compatible Discs
•
Recordable Disc Types
This unit can record to DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. Please see “Disc Types” below.
•
Playable Disc and Media Types
DVD Video Commercial “Hollywood” DVD movies.
SVCD
Super VCD. A format for video saved on CD. Usually used in Asia.
DVD+RW
DVD format that can be “burned” repeatedly by some recorders.
DVD+R
DVD format that can be “burned” only once.
DVD-RW
DVD format that can be “burned” repeatedly by some recorders.
DVD-R
DVD format that can be “burned” only once.
CD-R
Recordable CD format often used for music.
CD-RW
Re-recordable CD format, also used for music.
Audio CD
Commercial music CD.
MP3
Format for compressed digital music on CD.
JPEG
Format for compressed digital photographs on CD or DVD.
We cannot guarantee that your recorded discs will play on another DVD player. Please
check the manual for the other DVD player to make sure that it can play DVD+R and/or
DVD+RW discs.
Although your DVD recorder can play DVD-R, music CDs, and MP3s, you can not use it to
create these types of discs. You can only use it to record video - whether a TV broadcast
or a home movie - to DVD+R or DVD+RW.
Disc Types
DVD+RW discs can be erased and copied over again, although this may reduce the
quality of your recording. DVD+R discs cannot be copied over, and you cannot add new
data to a DVD+R disc once it has been finalized (see the section “Editing Discs” starting
on page 49).
You may not be able to record to a DVD+RW disc that already contains recordings from
another DVD recorder or PC. If you are able to add a new recording to a disc from
another DVD recorder, your recorder will rewrite the DVD menu. If the disc contains data
from a personal computer, this data will be erased by your DVD recorder.
Initialize a New Disc
Your DVD recorder will automatically initialize a new DVD+R or DVD+RW disc the first
time it is placed into the recorder. This takes about 1 minute, during which the TV
screen shows READING. After the procedure is complete, the TV screen shows a blank
title and indicates the recording capacity is 100%.
For more information on erasing discs or portions of discs, please see the section
“Editing Discs” starting on page 43.
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Scheduled Disc Recording
Scheduling a Recording
You can schedule up to 8 different programs with your DVD recorder.
1. Make sure that the correct time and date are set on your DVD recorder.
2. Place an initialized DVD+R or
ID
Date
Start
Stop
Source
Mode
DVD+RW disc in the DVD
01
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
recorder.
02
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
03
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
3. Press SETUP on your remote
04
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
control to enter the setup
05
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
menu. Use the
buttons to
06
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
select the “Record” menu, then
07
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
08
__/__/__ __:__ __:__ _____
____
press the
button to enter the
menu, next use the
buttons
to select “Schedule Record”, finally press the
button to enter the menu.
4. Use the
buttons to select the first available record program (ID # 1-8).
5. Press the
button to schedule a recording for the selected ID #.
6. Set the date for your recording: Use the
buttons to choose between Wkly Sun,
Wkly Sat, Wkly Fri, Wkly Thu, Wkly Wed, Wkly Tue, Wkly Mon, Daily, Mon-Fri or Once.
If once is selected use the
buttons to move the cursor and #’s 0-9 to input the
date (mm/dd/yy)
7. Set the start time for your recording: Use the
buttons to move the cursor and
either the
buttons or #’s 0-9 to set the time. Next, use the
buttons to
select AM or PM.
8. Set the stop time: Use the
buttons to move the cursor and either the
buttons or #’s 0-9 to set the time. Next, use the
buttons to select AM or PM.
9. Set the Mode (quality): Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the mode field,
and then use the
buttons to select the desired mode. More information about
quality levels is included on page 39.
10. Set the source: Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the source field, and
then use the
buttons to select the source for your recording.
11. Confirm your settings: Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the green arrow
to confirm and save settings or the red X to cancel settings. Press ENTER to confirm.
12. When you are done, press SETUP again to leave the setup menu.
13. Turn off recorder prior to the start of your scheduled program. If unit is left on the
scheduled programs will not record.
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scheduled disc recording
Stop an In-Process Scheduled Recording
While the record is proceeding, press STOP to stop recording and go to DVD mode, or
press POWER to stop recording and go to stand-by status.
Recording Quality
You can record discs using five different quality levels. The higher the quality level, the
more space (time) will be taken up on your disc. Press REC QUALITY on your remote to
change the quality settings.
HQ (High Quality):
SP (Standard Play):
LP (Long Play):
EP: (Extended Play):
SLP: (Super Long Play):
The best picture quality
Excellent (DVD video) picture quality
Good (S-VHS) picture quality
Better than VHS quality
VHS picture quality
60 min. / 1 hour
120 min. / 2 hours
180 min. / 3 hours
240 min. / 4 hours
360 min. / 6 hours
Recording times are estimates, actual recording times may vary. Please note that if your
source video is of low quality, then your final recording will be of low quality even if
you select a higher quality recording level. Recording over previously recorded discs may
also decrease the quality level.
Correct a Scheduled Recording
1. Press SETUP on your remote control to enter the setup menu. Use the
buttons to
select the “Record” menu, then press the
button to enter the menu, next use
the
buttons to select “Schedule Record”, finally press the
button to enter
the menu.
2. Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the number of the recording that you
would like to correct. Next press the
button to make corrections.
3. Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the information that you would like to
correct, then, use either the
buttons or #’s 0-9 on the remote to enter the
correct value.
4. Confirm your settings: Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the green arrow to
confirm and save settings or the red X to cancel settings. Press ENTER to confirm.
Cancel a Scheduled Recording
1. Press SETUP on your remote control to enter the setup menu. Use the
buttons to
select the “Record” menu, then press the
button to enter the menu, next use
the
buttons to select “Schedule Record”, finally press the
button to enter
the menu.
2. Use the
buttons to move the cursor to the number of the recording that you
would like to cancel.
3. Press CLEAR on your remote control.
4. Confirm that you would like to cancel this recording by using the
buttons to
select the green arrow to perform the operation or the red X to cancel.
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Troubleshooting Scheduled Recordings
Your DVD recorder will not be able to perform the scheduled recording if:
1. No disc loaded.
2. The disc is write-protected.
3. The disc is not the correct format (DVD+R or DVD+RW).
4. The disc already contains 49 titles. This is the maximum number of titles that can
be recorded to a single disc.
5. Another recording is in progress.
6. The DVD recorder’s Time and Date is not set properly.
7. The time set for your recording is in the past.
8. The 8 memory slots for setting recordings are already filled.
9. There is no signal from the selected input source (it may be connected incorrectly or
turned off).
The DVD recorder will not be able to tell if a disc is damaged. Even if the recording
seems to be working, you may not be able to play back the disc if it has been scratched,
smeared, or otherwise damaged.
See page 51
for a glossary of terms
used in this manual.
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Manual Disc Recording
1.
2.
3.
4.
Place an initialized DVD+R or DVD+RW disc in the DVD recorder (see p. 38).
Select the channel you want to record.
Press MONITOR on the remote to switch to external input mode.
Press SOURCE to select the input source that you want to record. Press SOURCE
multiple times to cycle through the options: CVBS1 > CVBS2 > S-VIDEO01 >
S-Video02 > CHANNEL
5. Press RECORD on the remote control or the front panel of the DVD recorder to start
recording.
6. Press STOP to stop recording. Please wait 15-17 seconds while your recording
completes.
7. Press MONITOR to switch to DVD mode. The recorded title will appear on the screen.
Press ENTER to view your recorded video.
After recording, the following messages will also be stored:
• Record date and channel source.
• Record time.
• Recording length and recording mode.
• Recording index screen.
DVD+RW: These discs can be erased and recorded over.
DVD+R: These discs can be recorded and finalized only once. They cannot be
erased and recorded over.
Pause recording
1. Press PAUSE while recording to temporarily stop the DVD recorder from recording
information. This may be useful for excluding sections that you do not want to
record, such as TV commercials.
2. Press PAUSE again to resume normal recording.
Chapters
Chapters can only be added after your recording has completed, not during the
recording itself. Please see page 45 for more information about adding chapters.
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recording from external devices
Recording from External Devices
You can record the signal from external devices, such as a VCR, video camcorder (V8,
Hi8), or DVD player onto DVDs using your DVD recorder.
1. Please confirm the external device is properly connected to the DVD recorder. See
the connection diagrams beginning on page 11 for more information.
2. Place an initialized DVD+R or DVD+RW disc in the DVD recorder (see p. 37).
3. Press MONITOR on the remote to switch to external input mode.
4. Press SOURCE to select the source for your recording .
Input
(Internal Tuner)
AV 1 IN
AV 2 IN
S-VIDEO01 IN
S-VIDEO02 IN
ANTENNA
Screen Display
(Channel)
CVBS1
CVBS2
S-VIDEO01
S-VIDEO02
CHANNEL
5. Press RECORD to begin recording.
6. Press STOP to stop recording. Please wait while the screen displays “WAIT.” When
“WAIT” disappears from the screen, your recording is done.
7. Press MONITOR to switch to DVD mode. The recorded title will appear on the screen.
Press ENTER to view your recorded video.
The DVD recorder will stop recording automatically if there is no signal from the
input device (such as a blank part of a videotape or an interrupted TV signal).
Recording from a DV Camcorder
1. Connect the red, yellow, and white AV output connectors from your DV camcorder to
the AV input connectors on the front of your DVD recorder.
2. Place an initialized DVD+R or DVD+RW disc in the DVD recorder (see p. 37).
3. Turn on the DV camcorder and switch it to “VCR” mode.
4. Press MONITOR on the remote to switch to external input mode.
5. Press SOURCE to select the source for your recording .
6. Press RECORD to begin recording.
7. Press STOP to stop recording. Please wait while the screen displays “WAIT.” When
“WAIT” disappears from the screen, your recording is done.
8. Press MONITOR to switch to DVD mode. The recorded title will appear on the screen.
Press ENTER to view your recorded video.
Recording will stop automatically if there is no signal from the DV camcorder.
All recorded signals must be in DVD-SD format.
Date and time information can’t be recorded from a DV camcorder.
You can’t record copy-protected discs or one-time duplicable discs.
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Editing Discs
Under disc title menu, press EDIT key to enter edit menu:
Protect and Unprotect Title
Protect and unprotect selected disc title. Move cursor to “Protect
Title” menu, press ENTER key to proceed to protect title. To
unprotect a title, follow the previous step.
Protect and Unprotect disc
Protect and unprotect the entire disc. Move cursor to “Protect
Disc” menu, press ENTER key to proceed protect disc. To
unprotect a disc, follow the previous step.
Make Compatible (DVD+R only)
Use this feature to make a DVD+R disc playable on other DVD video players. Note that
after this procedure, the DVD+R disc cannot record any new contents.
We can’t guarantee a DVD+R/RW disc is playable on every DVD player. Check the
instruction manual of the DVD player in advance to confirm which kind of disc
can be played.
Play Full Title
If there is a hidden chapter in title, this setup can view all the contents.
Edit Title Name
1. Move cursor to “Edit Title Name”, press ENTER key,
a Virtual keyboard will appear.
2. Move cursor using direction keys
and
to
select desired letter, press ENTER key to input. Title
Name contains a maximum 14 letters.
3. After finishing your title, move cursor to “Done”
and press ENTER key to complete. To edit your title
move cursor to “Clear” then press ENTER key to clear input title name. Move cursor
to “Delete” or “BS” icon then press ENTER key for erasing inputted letter(s). To
cancel , move cursor to “Cancel”, then press ENTER key to abort inputting.
“Delete” and “BS” work in different ways, using delete to erase letter(s) from
the beginning, and BS (backspace) to erase letters from the tail.
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Erase Title (DVD+RW only)
Move cursor to “Erase Title” menu, Press ENTER key to confirm, and wait for 15 to 18
seconds for the title to erase.
During playback, press EDIT key to enter edit menu:
Insert Chapter
If “Auto Chapter” at Record menu has been activated, every 5~15
minutes (depends on setting) will divide into a chapter. But if users
wish to divide chapters at specific points in a title, users can use
Insert Chapter function here.
1. During title playback, press EDIT on remote control to show edit
menu.
2. Choose Insert Chapter and press ENTER key to add one chapter.
Repeat above to add more chapters.
Delete Chapter
Chapter mark can be deleted after recording. While a movie is playing,
press EDIT on remote control to show edit menu, choose “Remove
Chapter”, and you can remove current chapter mark of a title.
If DVD+R has not been finalized, Insert/Remove Chapter Mark
step can be made.
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Hide Chapter
All titles can be played under general setup. You can hide
specific chapters as desired.
1. During film playback, press EDIT on remote control shows
edit menu.
2. Press ENTER on “Hide Chapter” to confirm and complete
setup.
If you want to view the hidden chapter(s), you can
use “play full title” function in the edit menu under
DVD title screen.
Show Chapter
If users wish to release hidden chapter, which was made by
Hide Chapter function before, you can use Show Chapter
function to reveal it.
1. During title menu, press EDIT key.
2. Press ENTER on “Play Full Title” to play full title.
3. While playing hidden chapter, there is an OSD “HIDDEN”
shows on the top right of the screen.
4. Press EDIT key again to show edit menu.
5. Press ENTER on “Show Chapter” to reveal the hidden
chapter.
Change Thumbnail
1. If you want to revise a new index scene of a title, you can press EDIT to show edit
menu while a movie playing.
2. Press ENTER on “Change Thumbnail” to grab specific scene.
Finalize a DVD+R
This function allows a DVD+R disc to be played on general DVD players. A finalized disc
can’t be recorded with new content or revised.
1. Press SETUP to enter the setup menu and select “Disc”.
2. Select “Finalize DVD” and press ENTER to execute.
3. The screen displays the status of the finalization and the remaining time required.
The time required for this function depends on the disc type, length of the recorded
content and the quantity of the titles.
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troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
This section includes possible solutions to common problems that you may experience
with your DVD recorder.
Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
DVD recorder displays
“HELLO” after the
power is turned on,
but no functions can
be used.
Primary setup has
not been completed.
Complete the primary setup before
playback (see page 23).
No power, no signal.
Power cord is not
properly connected
to the power outlet.
Make sure the plug is properly inserted
in the power outlet.
TV is not correctly
connected to the
DVD recorder.
Refer to the connection drawings
starting on page 11 to make sure that
the TV is properly connected.
The unit turns off by
itself.
Automatic power off
function: the power
is automatically
turned off after 20
minutes have passed
in stop mode.
Turn the power back on.
The disc tray can’t be
closed, or the disc
tray comes out
automatically after
placing a disc in it.
Disc is not inserted
correctly in the tray.
Take the disc out of the tray and
replace it carefully.
Disc is too dirty.
Clean the disc.
Regional code of the
disc is not correct.
Check the disc packaging to confirm the
regional code is correct (see page 50).
Power is OFF.
Turn the power ON.
No disc is inserted
(“no disc” will be
shown on screen).
Insert a disc.
Disc is upside down
(“no disc” is shown
on screen).
Reload disk - the label side should face
upward.
Dirty disc.
Clean disc surface.
Deformed disc.
Replace disc.
Condensation in
unit.
Turn power on for 1-2 hours before
using the unit.
No playback
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Unwanted mosaiclike display during
playback.
Poor disc.
Replace disc.
Video CD (MPEG1).
Playback with DVD format.
No sound.
DVD player is set to
slow or fast
playback.
Press PLAY to resume normal playback.
Audio terminals are
not connected.
Check audio connections (see pages
11-17).
TV volume is too low.
Adjust TV volume.
Wrong AUDIO OUTPUT
setting.
Check AUDIO OUTPUT settings (see page
34).
TV is not connected
properly.
Check video connections (see pages
11-17).
Wrong setting for
VIDEO OUTPUT.
Press SETUP and check the Video Output
settings (see page 34).
No batteries in
remote control.
Put in new batteries (see page 20).
Dead batteries.
Replace batteries (see page 20).
Remote control not
being pointed at the
remote sensor.
Point the remote control at the remote
sensor (see page 20).
Does not play, even
when a title is
selected.
Prohibited by the
parental controls.
Confirm the parental controls setting
(see page 35).
Can not play a disc
recorded on this DVD
recorder on another
DVD player.
Disc is not finalized.
Finalize the disc (see pages 45).
Disc is one-time
only.
If a disc is recorded with content which
is available to be copied one time
only, it can’t be played on another DVD
player.
Other DVD player can
not play DVD+R or
DVD+RW discs.
Check the manual of the other DVD
player.
Other DVD player can
not calibrate because
disc has too little
data.
Try a disc with a larger amount of video
data recorded to it.
No video/picture.
Remote control does
not work.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Unit doesn’t record.
Disc is full.
Confirm the available space on the
disc.
Source disc is copyprotected.
Confirm the recording source has no
copyright protection.
Power interruption
during the recording.
None.
There are 2
scheduled recording
programs running at
the same time.
Check the recording schedule and
cancel one of the scheduled recordings
(see page 39).
Disc format is not
correct.
This DVD recorder can record only to
DVD+R or DVD+RW discs (see page 37).
Audio or subtitle
language is not the
one selected during
the initial setup.
The selected
language does not
exist in the disc.
Select another language using AUDIO,
SUBTITLE or the DVD menu.
Menus are in the
wrong language.
Wrong language set
for OSD.
Check the OSD language setting (see
page 23).
Audio or subtitle
language can not be
changed.
The disc contains
only one language.
Check the disc language contents.
Some discs only
allow the audio and
subtitle language to
be set in the DVD
menu - not with the
AUDIO and SUBTITLE
buttons on the
remote control.
Press the MENU button on the remote
control to access the DVD menu.
The video image
brightness fluctuates
during playback.
The DVD recorder is
connected to the
television via a VCR.
Connect the DVD recorder directly to the
TV, bypassing the VCR.
Cannot fast scan
during playback of
DVD movie.
Some discs may have
sections which
prohibit skip or scan
operations by users.
None.
Edited titles/chapters
do not show up
when played on
another DVD player
Disc has not been
made compatible.
See page 45 for instructions on making
a disc compatible.
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Problem
Possible Cause
Solution
Scheduled recording
did not work.
No disc loaded.
Prepare and load a recordable disc.
The disc is writeprotected.
None.
The disc is not the
correct format
(DVD+R or DVD+RW).
Replace with a disc that is the correct
format (see page 37).
The disc already
contains 49 titles.
This is the maximum number of titles
that can be recorded to a single disc
(see page 44 for deleting titles).
Another recording is
in progress.
Stop the recording in progress (see page
41).
The DVD recorder’s
Time and Date is not
set properly.
Set the time and date (see page 23).
The time set for your
recording is in the
past.
None.
The 8 memory slots
for setting recordings
are already filled.
Cancel a scheduled recording (see page
41).
There is no signal
from the selected
input source.
Check the connections and make sure
that the external device is on.
DVD recorder is in
PAL mode.
Press the NTSC/PAL button on the
remote control to switch to NTSC or NTSC
Progressive Scan mode (see page 32).
Video appears on
screen, but flickers,
fades or is distorted
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additional information
Additional Information
Regional Code
This DVD recorder is designed and manufactured to respond to the Region Management
Information recorded on a DVD disc. If the region number described on the DVD disc
does not correspond to the region number of this DVD recorder, this DVD recorder will
not play the disc. The OSD message “WRONG REGION” will show on the TV screen. This
recorder will play DVD discs made for “ALL” regions, as well as DVD discs made for
Region 1. The illustration below shows the regions and corresponding region numbers.
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5
Region 6
USA & Canada
Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East
Southeast Asia
Central & South America, Australia, New Zealand
Former Soviet Union, India, Pakistan, Africa
China
Technical Specifications
Technical specifications subject to change without notice.
Power Supply: AC100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 30W
Weight: 14.1 lb.
Dimensions: (W x D x H): 12.67” x 18.5” x 4.01”
Operating temperature range: 41º F to 104º F
Operating humidity range: 5 % to 90 % (without condensation)
Video System
Composite Video Terminal
Y output level: 1 Vp-p (75 Ω )
CB output level: 0.525 Vp-p (75 Ω ) (75% Color)
CR output level: 0.525 Vp-p (75 Ω ) (75% Color)
S-Video Terminal
Y output level: 1 Vp-p (75 Ω )
C output level: 0.286 Vp-p (75 Ω ) NTSC
Video Terminal: 1 Vp-p (75 Ω )
Horizontal Resolution: More than 500 lines
S/N Ratio: More than 60 dB
Audio Parameters
Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Dynamic Range: Over 90 dB
S/N Ratio: Over 90 dB
Output level: 2 Vrms
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Glossary
Chapter: Chapters are sections of titles.
Not every title has chapters.
Component Interlace: A very high level of
video output that displays alternate lines
of a video frame on each pass (e.g., even
lines, then odd lines).
Component Video: A high-end video
signal that is supported by most DVDs but
very few TVs. Component video connectors
are usually red, green, and blue.
Composite Video: An analog video signal
that is also called CVBS. Most televisions
and VCRs have a composite video
connector, which is usually yellow.
Dolby® Digital: A digital surround-sound
format designed by Dolby Laboratories,
Inc.
DTS® Digital Surround: A digital
surround-sound format by Digital Theater
Systems.
D-PCM: The same type of format that CDs
are usually recorded in. Use D-PCM for
digital sound output in stereo (two
channel) as opposed to surround sound.
DVD+R: A recordable DVD format. DVD+R
discs can not be recorded over. You can
not add recordings to a DVD+R disc that
has been finalized.
DVD+RW: A recordable DVD format. You
can record over erased sections of a
DVD+RW disc.
MPEG 1 is generally used for VCDs. MPEG 2
is used for DVDs and digital TV, and is
higher quality than MPEG 1.
MP3: MP3 is a type of compression used
for music files.
NTSC: The TV color format used in North
America.
PAL: The TV color format used in Europe
and other parts of the world.
Pan & scan: A way of reformatting
widescreen movies to fit a standard 4:3
television screen by cropping the sides of
the video.
PBC (Playback Control): Used on some VCDs
and SVCDs to allow menus similar to a DVD
menu. It will be easier to control playback
with your remote control if PBC is set to
“off”. See page 32.
Progressive Scan: Currently the highest
level of video output, it displays all of the
lines of a video frame in one pass (see
Component Interlace above).
Surround Sound: A combination of
multiple-channel audio signal and
multiple-speaker systems that produces
theater-like sound, giving the impression
of being seated live at the center of
events.
SVCD: A disc format for putting DVDquality video on CD.
DVD-R / DVD-RW: A recordable DVD
format. Your DVD recorder can play DVD-R
or DVD-RW discs, but it can NOT record to
them.
S-Video: A video signal that is higher
quality than composite video, but not as
good as component video. Many TVs have
S-Video inputs (which may also be labeled
Y/C).
DVD-RAM: A recordable DVD format. Your
DVD recorder can NOT play or record DVDRAM discs or cartridges.
Title: The main unit for video discs.
Usually an entire movie or TV program. A
title is divided into chapters.
JPEG: JPEG is a type of compression used
for still pictures. A digital photo is
sometimes referred to as a “JPEG” as this
is the most common type of format for
digital images.
Toslink: Another name for an optical
digital audio connector.
VCD (Video CD): A disc format for video on
CDs. Less capacity (and therefore lower
quality) than DVDs.
MPEG: MPEG is a type of compression for
video. There are different types of MPEG.
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warranty
Warranty
MEDION warrants to our customers that this product is free from defects in materials and
workmanship as follows: for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase,
defective parts or a defective product returned to a MEDION repair facility or a MEDION
Authorized Service Facility (“ASF”) for such product, as applicable, and proven to be
defective upon inspection, will be exchanged for new or comparable rebuilt parts, or a
refurbished product, as determined by the MEDION repair facility or the ASF.
Limited warranty repair or replacement shall not extend the original limited warranty
period of the defective product. This limited warranty does not cover any supplies or
accessories.
EXCLUSIONS: this limited warranty does not apply, and you will have no remedy
hereunder with respect to (a) products that have been modified, opened, repaired or
otherwise altered, except by MEDION or an ASF, (b) products that have been damaged or
destroyed after delivery to the customer, (c) any third party software, interfaces, parts,
supplies, peripherals or other products or any defects resulting from use of the product
in connection with such third party products, (d) defects resulting from improper or
inadequate maintenance, calibration or site preparation, (e) defects resulting from any
misuse, abuse, accident, neglect, negligence or any use other than in accordance with
the handling or operating instructions provided by MEDION, (f) defects resulting from
exposure to unusual physical or electrical stress or from any operation other than in
accordance with the published environmental specifications for the product.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND
NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED
AND MEDION SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
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WARRANTY STATED ABOVE. Some countries, states or provinces do not allow exclusions or
limitations on the duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation or exclusion
might not apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights and you
might also have other rights that vary from country to country, state to state, or
province to province.
MEDION´s limited warranty is valid in any country or locality where MEDION has a
support presence for this product and where MEDION has marketed this product. The
level of warranty service you receive may vary according to local standards. MEDION will
not alter form, fit or function of the product to make it operate in a country for which it
was never intended to function.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, THE REMEDIES IN THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
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EVENT WILL MEDION OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA OR FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
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WHICH CAUSED THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU ASSUME ALL
RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO YOU AND YOUR PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS
AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF USE OR MISUSE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT
NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF MEDION. Some countries, states or provinces
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do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT AS LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT
EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS
APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
Please note the following:
Be sure to keep your purchase receipt in a safe place. MEDION, at its option, may require
a copy of the receipt to validate the warranty period effective date (i.e. date of
purchase). Warranty liability only applies to material or factory faults. It does not apply
to damage due to breakage, for example, a crack in the housing. Our service includes
unit exchange or send-in repair:
Unit Exchange
In locations where Unit Exchange is available, MEDION will send you a replacement
product. You must return the defective product to MEDION (using the shipping carton
that the new one came in.)
Send-In Repairs
In locations where Send-In Repair Service is available, repair service can be obtained by
shipping your product to the MEDION Repair Center. The product will be repaired and
returned to you.
Replacement products may be either new or equivalent in performance to new. MEDION
replacement or repaired products may contain remanufactured parts equivalent to new
in performance or may have been subject to incidental use.
Out-of-Warranty Support
In addition to providing free technical support during the warranty period, MEDION is
also available to support your product after the warranty period has ended. This outof-warranty support will be provided on a fee basis.
Medion USA, Inc.
1001 Bayhill Dr., Ste. 155
San Bruno, CA 94066
www.medionusa.com
(866) 633-4660
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