FUNAI FDR-90E User Manual

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Owner’s Manual

DVD Recorder

FDR-90E

VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation.The VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.

INSTRUCCIONES EN ESPAÑOL INCLUIDAS

INSTRUCTIONS EN FRANÇAIS INCLUSES

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WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

CAUTION:

TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.

The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.

Laser Safety

This unit employs a laser. Only a qualified service person should remove the cover or attempt to service this device, due to possible eye injury.

CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.

CAUTION: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCK DEFEATED. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM. LOCATION: INSIDE, NEAR THE DECK MECHANISM.

FCC WARNING- This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifications to this equipment may cause harmful interference unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is made.

RADIO-TV INTERFERENCE

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital 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 communications. 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 to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

1)Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

2)Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

3)Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

4)Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

CAUTION:TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.

ATTENTION: POUR ÉVITER LES CHOC ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.

A NOTE ABOUT RECYCLING

This product’s packaging materials are recyclable and can be reused. Please dispose of any materials in accordance with your local recycling regulations.

Batteries should never be thrown away or incinerated but disposed of in accordance with your local regulations concerning chemical wastes.

Make your contribution to the environment!!!

Used up batteries do not belong in the dust bin.

You can dispose of them at a collection point for used up batteries or special waste. Contact your council for details.

For Customer Use:

Read carefully the information located at the back of this unit and enter below the Serial No.Retain this information for future reference.

Model No. _____________________

Serial No. _____________________

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Precautions (cont’d)

Important Safeguards

1.Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the appliance is operated.

2.Retain Instructions-The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.

3.Heed Warnings - All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.

4.Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should be followed.

5.Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.

EXCEPTION:A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and, that for some specific reason, such as the possibility of the loss of an authorization code for a CATV converter, is not intended to be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any other purpose, may exclude the reference to unplugging the appliance in the cleaning description otherwise required in item 5.

6.Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.

7.Water and MoistureDo not use this product near water, for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.

8.Accessories - Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table.The product may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold

with the product. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturer's instructions and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufac-

turer. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may

cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn. 9.Ventilation - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for

ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered.The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer's instructions have been adhered to.

10.Power Sources - This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home,consult your appliance dealer or local power company. For products intended to operate from battery power,or other sources,refer to the operating instructions.

11.Grounding or Polarization - This product is equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way.This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.

12.Power Cord Protection - Power supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them,paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.

13.Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges.Article 810 of the National Electrical Code,ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and sup-

porting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of anten- na-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode. (Fig.A)

FIGURE A

EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING

ANTENNA

LEAD

AS PER NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

WIRE

GROUND

 

CLAMP

 

 

ANTENNA

 

DISCHARGE UNIT

 

(NEC SECTION 810-20)

ELECTRIC

 

SERVICE

 

EQUIPMENT

GROUNDING CONDUCTORS

 

(NEC SECTION 810-21)

 

GROUND CLAMP

NEC – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE

POWER SERVICE GROUNDING

S2898A

ELECTRODE SYSTEM

 

(NEC ART 250, PART H)

14.Lightning - For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.

15.Power Lines - 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 keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.

16.Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

17.Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through any openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.

18.Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.

19.Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

a.When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.

b.If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.

c.If the product has been exposed to rain or water.

d.If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions.Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.

e.If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way.

f.When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance this indicates a need for service.

20.Replacement Parts - When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.

21.Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.

22.Heat - This product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.

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Installation Location

For safety and optimum performance of this unit:

• Install the unit in a horizontal and stable position. Do not place anything directly on top of the unit. Do not place the unit directly on top of the TV.

Shield it from direct sunlight and keep it away from sources of intense heat. Avoid dusty or humid places. Avoid places with insufficient ventilation for proper heat dissipation. Do not block the ventilation holes on the sides of the unit. Avoid locations subject to strong vibration or strong magnetic fields.

Avoid the Hazards of Electrical Shock

and Fire

Do not handle the power cord with wet hands.

Do not pull on the power cord when disconnecting it from AC wall outlet. Grasp it by the plug.

If, by accident, water is spilled on this unit, unplug the power cord immediately and take the unit to our Authorized Service Center for servicing.

Moisture Condensation Warning

Moisture condensation may occur inside the unit when it is moved from a cold place to a warm place, or after heating a cold room or under conditions of high humidity. Do not use this unit at least for 2 hours until its inside gets dry.

About Copyright

Unauthorized copying, broadcasting, public performance and lending of discs are prohibited.

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.

Notice for progressive scan outputs

Consumers should note that not all high definition television sets are fully compatible with this product and may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of 525 progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that the user switch the connection to the ‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 525p DVD recorder, please contact our customer service center.

Symbol in this owner's manual

Many functions of this DVD recorder are depending on the disc type or the recording mode.

To specify for what disc type or recording mode each function is, we put the following symbols at the beginning of each item to operate.

Symbol

DVD-V

Video

DVD-RW

VR

DVD-RW

DVD-R

CD

MP3

Description

Available to DVD Video discs

Avaialble to DVD-RW in Video mode

Avaialble to DVD-RW in VR mode

Available to DVD-R discs

Available to Audio CDs

Available to CD-R/RW discs with MP3 files

Maintenance

SERVICING

Please refer to relevant topics on the Troubleshooting Guide on pages 96-99 before returning the product.

If this unit becomes inoperative, do not try to correct the problem by yourself.There are no user-serviceable parts inside.Turn off, unplug the power plug, and please call our help line mentioned on the front page to locate an Authorized Service Center.

CLEANING THE CABINET

Use a soft cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use a solution containing alcohol, spirits, ammonia or abrasive.

CLEANING DISCS

When a disc becomes dirty, clean it with a cleaning cloth.Wipe the disc from the center out. Do not wipe in a circular motion.

Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, detergent, abrasive cleaning agents or antistatic spray intended for analogue records.

CLEANING THE DISC LENS

If this unit still does not perform properly although you refer to the relevant sections and to “TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE” in this Owner’s Manual, the laser optical pickup unit may be dirty. Consult your dealer or an Authorized Service Center for inspection and cleaning of the laser optical pickup unit.

DISC HANDLING

Handle the discs so that fingerprints and dust do not adhere to the surfaces of the discs.

Always store the disc in its protective case when it is not used.

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Before you start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Table of contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Functional overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installing batteries in the remote control . . . . . . . . . .

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Using a remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SETUP/DISC/CD menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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DISPLAY menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Connection to a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Connection to a cable box or satellite box . . . .14

When connecting to a cable box or satellite box with only a few scrambled channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 When connecting to a cable box or satellite box with

many scrambled channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Connection to an Audio System . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Easy DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Channel setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Getting channels automatically . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding/deleting channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Guide channel setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Selecting the TV stereo or SAP . . . . . . . . . . .

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Clock setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Auto Clock Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Manual Clock Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting the daylight saving time . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Selecting the TV aspect ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Information on DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Recording speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Restrictions on recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Information on copy control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Making discs playable in other DVD player (Finalize) 29

Formatting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Settings for the recording format to a blank disc

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Reformatting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Checking the recording picture quality . . . . . . . .

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One-touch timer recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. .35

Timer recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Hints for timer recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Timer recording using VCR Plus+® system . . .

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Settings for an external source . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connection to an external source . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Recording from an external source . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Finalizing the discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Setting a disc to protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43

Playing discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Information on DVD play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Guide to displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Basic playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing discs using the disc menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Playing discs using the title menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Special playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Resume play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Fast forward / Fast reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Skipping TV commercials during play . . . . . . . . . .

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Pause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Step by step playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Slow forward / Slow reverse play . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Spatializer setting (Virtual surround) . . . . . . . . . .

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Marker Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Title/Chapter search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Track search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Time search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Repeat/Random/Program playback . . . . . . . . .

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Repeat play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Random playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Program play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Selecting the format of audio and video . . . . .

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Switching audio soundtrack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Switching subtitles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Switching camera angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Reducing block noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Information on disc editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Guide to a title list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing discs with Video mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing discs with VR mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing DVD-RW discs in Video mode . . . . . . .

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Deleting titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Putting names on titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting or clearing chapter markers . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing DVD-RW discs in VR mode (Original)

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Deleting titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Deleting parts of titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Putting names on titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting or clearing chapter markers . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting pictures for thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting titles to protect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Releasing titles from protecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing DVD-RW discs in VR mode (Playlist) . .

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Deleting titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Deleting parts of titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Putting names on titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting or clearing chapter markers . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting pictures for thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding titles to a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Deleting a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editing DVD-R discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Deleting titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Putting names on titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Changing the SETUP menu . . . . . . . . .87

Tour of the SETUP menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Settings for Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Settings for Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Settings for Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Settings for Parental lock level . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94

Others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Language code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

Español . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102

Françaisl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104

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Features

This DVD unit not only plays DVDs and CDs but also offers features for you to record to DVD discs and edit them after that.

The following features are offered with this DVD recorder.

Recording

This DVD recorder is compatible with both DVD-RW, which is rewritable repeatedly and DVD-R, which is available for recording once.You can choose either one for your convenience.

Up to 8 program recording:

You can program the DVD recorder to record up to 8 programs, up to a year in advance. Daily or weekly program recordings are also available.

One-touch timer recording:

You can easily set a recording time as you prefer. Every time the REC/OTR button on the remote control or the REC button on the front panel pressed during recording, the recording time will be increased by 30 minutes up to 4 hours.The recording automatically stops when the recording time you set is reached.

The VCR Plus+ system:

You can program the automatic timer recording using the PlusCode programming numbers that are printed in most newspaper TV listings and TV Guide magazine.

REC MONITOR:

You can confirm the picture quality for recording in the current recording speed which you set. If you want to change the recording speed, press REC SPEED button to set the desired recording mode.

Automatic Chapter marker setting:

Chapter markers will be put on recordings as you set in SETUP menu before attempting to record.

Automatic Title menu making:

The DVD recorder makes title menus automatically when finalizing the disc which are recorded in Video mode.

Automatic PLAYLIST making (VR mode):

A Playlist will be prepared from an Original list, so that you can edit titles in a Playlist as you prefer.

An Original list is kept as it is.

Play

Spatializer:

You can enjoy stereophonic virtual sound of Spatializer® N-2-2 ultra™ method provided by Desper Products, Inc.

Theater surround sound in your home:

When connecting the DVD recorder to an amplifier or a decoder which is compatible with Dolby Digital or DTS, you are allowed to experience the theater surround sound from discs with surround sound system.

Quick search for what you want to watch:

You can easily find the part you want to watch using the search function. Search for a desired point on a disc by title, chapter or time.

Start to play from Original and Playlist:

Title playing is available from either an Original list or Playlist.

Editing

Setting/Clearing chapter markers:

You can easily add chapter markers anywhere in your recordings for easy editing. (VR mode)

Making your own Playlist:

With the original remains as it is, you can edit titles on various Playlist as you prefer.

Putting names on titles Setting pictures for thumbnails

Setting/clearing chapter markers Deleting parts of titles etc

Protecting titles:

To avoid editing or erasing titles, the protect function is useful when it is ON in the original list.

Compatibility

Available for playing discs recorded in Video mode on a regular DVD player (Video mode):

Discs recorded in Video mode can be played on regular DVD players, including computer DVD drives compatible with DVD-Video playback*.You will need to finalize the discs recorded in Video mode to play in other DVD players.

* DVD-Video Format (Video mode) is a new format for recording on DVD-R/RW discs that was approved by the DVD Forum in 2000. Adoption of this format is optional for manufactures of DVD playback devices and there are DVD-Video players, DVD-ROM drives or other DVD playback devices that do not play DVD-R/RW discs recorded in the DVD-Video Format.

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Progressive Scan system

Unlike conventional interlace scanning, the progressive scan system provides less flickering and images in higher resolution than that of traditional television signals.

Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

Certain audio features of this product manufactured under a license from Desper Products, Inc. Spatializer® N-2-2 Ultra™ and the circle-in-square device are trademarks owned by Desper Products, Inc.

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Before you start

Front Panel

1 2 3 4 5

6

7

8

9

 

STOP REV PLAY FWD

CHANNEL

OPEN/CLOSE

 

 

POWER

 

 

 

S-VIDEO

VIDEO L - AUDIO - R

 

 

 

 

REC REC SPEED

 

15

14 13

12 11

10

1.

POWER button

 

 

Press to turn the DVD recorder on and off.

 

If timer programmings have been set, press to

 

set the unit in timer-standby mode.

2.

STOP C button

 

 

Press to stop play or recording.

3.

REV H button

 

 

Press to skip to the previous chapter or track.

 

Press and hold for 1.5 seconds to fast reverse.

4.

PLAY B button

 

 

Press to start or resume play.

5.

FWD G button

 

 

Press to skip to the next chapter or track.

 

Press and hold for 1.5 seconds to fast forward.

6.

CHANNEL L / K button

 

Press to change the channel up and down.

7.

A OPEN/CLOSE button

 

Press to open or close the disc tray.

8.

Disc tray

 

 

Place a disc when open.

 

 

 

 

1

Rear Panel

 

 

 

9. Display

Refer to “Guide to Displays on the front panel” on page 12.

10. Remote control sensor

Receive signals from your remote control so that you can control the DVD recorder from a distance.

11. REC SPEED button

Press to switch the recording speed.

12. REC button

Press once to start a recording. Press repeatedly to start a One-Touch Recording.

13. AUDIO (L/R) input jacks (LINE2)

Use to connect external equipment with standard audio cables.

14. VIDEO input jack (LINE2)

Use to connect external equipment with a standard video cable.

15. S-VIDEO input jack (LINE2)

Use to connect the S-Video output of external equipment with an S-Video cable.

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

1

 

OUTPUT

 

IN

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

Y

 

R

AUDIO

 

L

 

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

PCM / BITSTREAM

 

 

 

 

 

PB/CB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR/CR

COAXIAL O P T I C A L

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

TV ANTENNA

R

AUDIO

L

(L1)

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

COMPONENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

 

 

11

10

9

8

7

1.

AC Power Cord

7.

TV ANTENNA OUT jack

 

 

Connect to a standard AC outlet to supply power to this

 

Use to connect an antenna cable to pass the signal

 

unit.

 

from the TV ANTENNA IN to your TV monitor.

2.

AUDIO OUTPUT jacks 1, 2

8.

S-VIDEO INPUT jack(LINE1)

 

Use to connect a TV monitor,AV receiver or other

 

Use to connect the S-Video output of external equip-

 

equipment with standard audio cables.

 

ment with an S-Video cable.

 

3.

VIDEO OUTPUT jack

9.

VIDEO INPUT jack(LINE1)

 

 

Use to connect a TV monitor,AV receiver or other

 

Use to connect external equipment with a standard

 

equipment with a standard video cable.

 

video cable.

 

 

 

4.

S-VIDEO OUTPUT jack

10. AUDIO INPUT jacks(LINE1)

 

 

Use to connect the S-Video input of a TV monitor,AV

 

Use to connect external equipment with standard

 

receiver or other equipment with an S-Video cable.

 

audio cables.

 

 

 

5.

COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT jacks

11. DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jacks

 

Use to connect a TV monitor with component video

 

Use to connect an AV receiver, Dolby Digital decoder,

 

inputs with component video cables.

 

DTS decoder or other equipment with digital input

6.

TV ANTENNA IN jack

 

jacks with a digital coaxial cable or a digital optical

 

Use to connect an antenna.

 

cable.

 

 

 

Note

Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the DVD recorder.

This unit does not have the RF modulator.

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Remote Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

11. REV E button

 

 

 

 

 

 

During playback, press to play

 

POWER

 

 

CLOSE

 

fast reverse.

 

 

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

14

Or during playback is paused,

 

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

press to play slow reverse.

2

 

 

 

 

 

12. STOP C button

 

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

15

Press to stop play or record-

 

 

 

 

 

ing.

 

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

13. PAUSE F button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to pause play or

3

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

 

recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14. OPEN/CLOSE A button

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

 

5 4

16 17

Press to open or close the

 

 

 

 

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

disc tray.

6

 

 

 

 

18

15. Number buttons

 

 

 

 

 

19

Press to select channel numbers.

7

 

 

 

 

 

Press to select a title/chap-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter/track on display or a TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

channel.

 

RETURN

 

 

SETUP

 

Press to enter theVCR Plus+

8

 

 

 

 

20

programming number.

 

 

 

 

 

21

Or press to enter values for

 

REC

REC

 

the settings in the SETUP

9

MONITOR SPEED REC/OTR

22

menu.

 

 

 

 

16. DISPLAY button

 

SKIP

 

CH

 

 

 

 

Press to display or change the

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

STOP

PLAY

 

23

on-screen display.

 

REV

 

 

FWD

 

17. ZOOM button

 

 

 

 

During playback, press to

11

 

PAUSE

 

24

 

 

enlarge the picture on the

12

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

screen.

13

 

 

 

 

 

18. TOP MENU button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to display the top

1. POWER button

6. MENU/LIST button

menu.

19. ENTER button

 

Press to turn the DVD

Press to display the Disc

Press to confirm or select

 

recorder on and off.

menu.

 

 

 

menu items.

 

If timer programmings have

To change ORIGINAL and

20. SETUP button

 

been set, press to set the unit

PLAYLIST on the TV screen.

Press to display the setup

 

in timer-standby mode.

(VR mode only)

menu.

2.

VCR Plus+ button

7. K / L / { / B buttons

During DVD playback, press

 

Press to set a timer recording

Press to select items or set-

and hold for more than 3 sec-

 

with the VCR Plus+ program-

tings.

 

 

 

onds to switch to the pro-

 

ming system.

8. RETURN

 

 

button

gressive scanning mode or

 

 

 

 

Press to display the timer

Press to return to the previ-

the interlace mode.

 

program setting menu.

ously displayed menu screen.

21. REC SPEED button

3. CLEAR button

9. REC MONITOR button

Press to switch the recording

 

Press to clear the password

Press to check the video to be

speed.

 

once entered or to cancel the

recorded before attempting.

22. REC/OTR button

 

programming for CD or to

10. SKIP H button

Press once to start a record-

 

clear the selecting marker num-

During playback, press to skip to

ing. Press repeatedly to start

 

ber in the marker setup mode

the previous chapter or track. Or

a One-Touch Recording.

 

or to clear the program once

during play is paused, press to play

23. CH K / L buttons

 

entered in the timer recording

reverse step by step.

Press to change the channel

 

setting mode,etc.

SKIP G button

up and down.

4.

REPEAT button

During playback, press to skip to

24. FWD D button

 

Press to display the repeat

the next chapter or track.

During playback, press to play

 

setting menu.

Or during playback is paused,

fast forward.

5.

CM SKIP button

press to play forward step by step.

Or during playback is paused,

 

During playback, press to skip

 

 

 

 

press to play slow forward.

 

the 30 seconds.

 

 

 

 

25. PLAY B button

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to start or resume play.

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Before you start

Installing batteries in the remote control Using a remote control

Install two AA batteries (supplied) matching the polarity indicated inside battery compartment of the remote control.

1

2

3

Keep in mind the following when using the remote control:

Make sure that there is no obstacle between the remote control and the remote sensor on the DVD recorder.

Use within the operating range and angle as shown.

Remote operation may become unreliable if strong sunlight or fluorescent light is shining on the remote sensor of the DVD recorder.

Remote control for different devices can interfere with each other. Avoid using remote control for other equipment located close to the DVD recorder.

Replace the batteries when you notice a fall off in the operating range of the remote control.

Within about 23feet (7m)

60˚

Remote control

Note:

Incorrect use of batteries can result in hazards such as leakage and bursting. Please observe the following:

Do not mix new and old batteries together.

Do not use different kinds of batteries together, although they may look similar, different batteries may have different voltages.

Make sure that the plus and minus ends of each battery match the indications in the battery compartment.

Remove batteries from equipment that is not going to be used for a month or more.

When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental regulations or environmental public instruction's rules that apply in your country or area.

Do not recharge, short-circuit, heat, burn or disassemble batteries.

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Guide to On Screen Menu

The DVD recorder uses the following types of display for most operations. SETUP/DISC/CD menu,Title list, and DISPLAY, which allows you to change the playing status of disc during play. DISPLAY also gives you some disc information for checking the status of the disc.

SETUP/DISC/CD menu

Press SETUP button to display the setup main menu, then choose either of SETUP/DISC/CD by { / B button. Then, press ENTER button to display each menu.

These provides entries to all main functions of the DVD recorder.

“SETUP” is available only in the Stop mode.

“DISC” is available only when a DVD-R/RW disc is inserted into the DVD recorder.

When a DVD-Video disc (commercially available), a new DVD-R disc or the finalized DVD-R disc is inserted into the DVD recorder, you cannot select “DISC”.

“CD” is available only when an Audio CD disc or a CD-R/RW disc with MP3 files is inserted into the DVD recorder.

Setup Menu

Disc Setting

CD Playback Mode

Setup

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Playback Setting

Disc

Edit

Format

Finalize

Disc Protect OFF ON

1

2

3

4

CD Playback Mode

Random Play

Program Play

1

2

1. Playback:

To set up the DVD recorder to play discs as you prefer.

2. Recording:

To set up the DVD recorder to record to discs as you prefer.

3. Display:

To set up the OSD screen and the front display of the DVD recorder as you prefer.

4. Select Video:

To choose a line input to record to DVD discs from other video equipment.

5. Clock:

To set up the clock of the DVD recorder as you need.

6. Channel:

To make the channel setting of the DVD recorder as youprefer.

1. Edit:

Turns on a title list, (When a disc with VR mode is inserted, 'Original' or 'PlayList' is available.), which shows the recorded titles on the disc.

2. Format:

Allows you to erase all of the recorded content on the disc. The disc will be completely blank.

3. Finalize:

Allows you to finalize a disc recorded titles.

4. Disc Protect (VR mode only) :

Allows you to protect a disc from accidental editing or recording.

1. Random Play:

To set the random play programming.

2. Program Play:

To set the program playing.

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DISPLAY menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Indicates a disc type and a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press DISPLAY button to call up

format mode.

the display menu.This menu will

Note:

give you the information on the

In some descriptions on this

playing disc. Some operations are

manual, only one disc type is

available while disc is playing.

indicated as an example.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Indicates a recording mode

Details are on page 44.

 

 

 

 

and possible recording time

3

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

left/lndicates a channel num-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Indicates a title number, chap-

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

00:00:00

 

DVD-RW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ter number and the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

elapsed of disc play.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SP 1:25 Rem.

 

4

2

4. Each icon means:

: Search

:Audio

: Subtitle

:Angle (except VR mode)

: Repeat

: Marker

: Noise Reduction

: Zoom

: Spatializer

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Guide to Displays on the front panel

4 2

1

3

6

7

 

5

1. Current status of the DVD recorder

: Appears when a disc play is paused.

: Appears when playing a disc.

: Appears when the timer programming has been set and is proceeding.

: Appears during recording process.

:

Appears when repeat play.

Display message

1

2

3

2. Disc type

: Appears when an audio CD or a disc with MP3 files is inserted in the disc tray.

: Appears when a DVD disc is inserted in the disc tray.

:

Appears when a DVD-R disc is inserted in the disc tray.

:

Appears when a DVDRW disc is inserted in the disc tray.

3. Recording speed

Indicates the recording speed of the disc.

4

5

6

4. Title/Track and Chapter

mark

: Appears when indicating a title/track number.

: Appears when indicating a chapter number.

5. Displays the following

Playing time / remaining time

Current title / chapter / track number

Recording time

Clock

Channel number

OTR remaining time

6. : Appears in the afternoon with the clock displaying.

7. :

Appears when the progressive scan system is activated.

1. Appears when the DVD recorder is powered on.

2. Appears when the DVD recorder is powered off.

3. Appears when the disc tray is opening.

4. Appears when the disc tray is closing.

5. Appears when a disc is loading in the disc tray.

6. Appears when recording data is writing on to the disc.

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Connections

 

Antenna

 

Antenna

Cable

(Back of TV)

Cable

Signal

Signal

 

 

 

 

AUDIO IN

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

(Back of TV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

or

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect

 

 

 

 

Connect

 

3

 

 

 

Audio

 

 

 

 

Video

 

Connect

 

 

 

Cable

 

 

 

 

Cable

 

RF Cable

 

 

 

(supplied)

 

 

 

(supplied)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(supplied)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

OUTPUT

 

Y

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

 

 

 

 

R

AUDIO

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT

2

 

 

 

 

PB/CB

OUT

2

 

PCM / BITSTREAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disconnect

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR/CR

 

Connect

 

COAXIAL O P T I C A L

R AUDIO

L

(L1)

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

COMPONENT

TV ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

(Back of DVD recorder)

 

6

Plug in the AC power cord of the DVD recorder.

 

 

Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment.

 

 

Method 1

Method 2

Basic Audio

Better picture

Best picture

TV

 

 

COMPONENT

 

 

VIDEO IN

 

 

 

Y

AUDIO IN

S-VIDEO IN

 

 

 

 

R

L

 

 

 

 

 

PB/CB

 

 

 

PR/CR

Audio cable

 

S-Video

Component

 

cable

(supplied)

 

(commercially

Video cables

 

 

available)

(commercially

 

 

 

available)

DVD Recorder

 

 

 

 

 

1

OUTPUT

OUTPUT

Y

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

AUDIO

L

S-VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

PB/CB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

OUTPUT

Y

IN

 

 

R

AUDIO

 

L

VIDEO S-VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT

2

 

 

 

PB/CB

 

 

PR/CR

PCM / BITSTREAM

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL O P T I C A L

R AUDIO

L

(L1)

VIDEO S-VIDEO

PR/CR orOUT

 

COMPONENT

COMPONENT

TV ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

S-VIDEO OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

COMPONENT VIDEO OUT

 

 

 

 

R

AUDIO

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO OUT

 

 

Note

Connect this unit directly to the TV. If the A/V cables are connected to a VCR, pictures may be distorted due to the copy protection system.

• When progressive scanning mode is selected, no video signal will be output from the VIDEO OUT or S-VIDEO OUT jack.

If your TV is compatible with 525p (480p) progressive scanning and you want to enjoy that high quality picture;

You must select the connection Method 2 above and progressive scanning mode.To set the mode, press and hold the SETUP button on the remote control for more than 3 seconds during DVD playback, so that “P.SCAN” will appear on the display of this unit.

If your TV is not compatible with progressive scanning;

Use this unit in interlace mode. Make sure that no “P.SCAN” is on the display of this unit. If not, press and hold the SETUP button on the remote control for more than 3 seconds during DVD playback, so that “P.SCAN” on the display of this unit will disappear.

RETURN

SETUP

more than 3 seconds during DVD playback [Interlace mode]

[Progressive scanning mode]

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A When connecting to a cable box or satellite box with only a few scrambled channels

If you are using a cable box or satellite box with only a few scrambled channels, follow the setup on this page. If many or all the channels are scrambled, we recommend using the setup on the following page.

With this setup:

You can record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the DVD recorder.

You cannot record scrambled channels that require a cable box or satellite box.

(Back of TV)

(Cable box or

Satellite box)

 

 

AUDIO IN

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF cable

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

3 Connect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect

 

 

 

 

 

Connect

RF cable

2 Connect

 

Audio

 

 

 

 

 

Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

(supplied)

 

cable

 

 

 

 

 

cable

 

 

Cable

(supplied)

 

 

 

 

(supplied)

 

Signal

 

 

1

 

OUTPUT

 

Y

RF cable

 

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

R

 

AUDIO

 

L

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT

 

2

 

 

 

 

PB/CB

 

1

PCM / BITSTREAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INPUT

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV ANTENNA

Connect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR/CR

 

 

COAXIAL O P T I C A L

R

AUDIO

L

(L1)

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

COMPONENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

(Back of DVD recorder)

 

 

B When connecting to a cable box or satellite box with many scrambled channels

If many or all the channels you receive by cable or satellite are scrambled, we recommend using this setup.

With this setup:

You can record any unscrambled channel by selecting the channel on the cable box or satellite box. Be sure that the cable box or satellite box is turned on.

You cannot record one channel while watching another channel.

(Back of TV)

AUDIO IN

VIDEO

4

3

Connect

Connect

2

Audio

Video

Connect

cable

cable

RF cable

(supplied)

(supplied)

(supplied)

 

 

 

 

1

OUTPUT

 

IN

 

 

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

Y

 

R

AUDIO

 

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT

L

 

 

 

2

 

 

PB/CB

PCM / BITSTREAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

PR/CR

 

 

 

INPUT

 

TV ANTENNA

COAXIAL O P T I C A L

R

AUDIO L

(L1) VIDEO

S-VIDEO

COMPONENT

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO OUTPUT

(Back of DVD recorder)

(Cable box or

Cable

Satellite box)

Signal

 

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

1 RF cable Connect

Note to the Cable TV System Installer :

This reminder is provided to call the Cable TV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code, which provides guidelines for proper grounding - in particular, specifying that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as possible.

Connections

• When you change the connections, all devices should be turned off.

• Refer to each owner’s manual for further information on other devices.

Method 1

Stereo system

Analog audio input jacks

AUDIO

Audio cable (supplied)

DVD Recorder

1

OUTPUT

R

AUDIO

L

AUDIO OUT

or

 

 

 

 

 

OUTPUT

R

AUDIO

L

 

2

 

Method 2

Dolby Digital decoder, DTS decoder, MD deck or DAT deck

 

 

Digital audio

 

 

input jacks

COAXIAL

 

OPTICAL

Audio Coaxial

 

Audio Optical

Digital cable

or

Digital cable

(commercially

(commercially

 

available)

 

available)

DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT

PCM / BITSTREAM

DIGITAL

AUDIO OUT

COAXIAL O P T I C A L

Note

If output is Dolby Digital encoded audio, connect to a Dolby Digital decoder and set “Dolby Digital” to “Stream” for the “Digital Out” setting in the SETUP menu. (Refer to pages 92-93.)

If output is DTS encoded audio, connect to a DTS decoder and set “DTS” to “ON” for the “Digital Out” setting in the SETUP menu. (Refer to pages 92-93.)

The audio source on a disc in a Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround format cannot be recorded as digital sound by an MD or DAT deck.

Unless connected to a Dolby Digital decoder or a DTS decoder, set “Dolby Digital” to “PCM” and “DTS” to “OFF” for the “Digital Out” setting in the SETUP menu. Playing a DVD using incorrect settings may generate noise distortion and may also damage the speakers. (Refer to pages 92-93.)

Set “Dolby Digital” to “PCM” for the “Digital Out” setting in the SETUP menu for connecting to an MD deck or DAT deck. (Refer to pages 92-93.)

By hooking this unit up to a Multi-channel Dolby Digital decoder, you can enjoy high-quality Dolby Digital 5.1 channel surround sound as heard in the movie theaters.

By hooking this unit up to the DTS decoder, you can enjoy 5.1 channel surround system which reproduces the original sound as truthfully as possible. 5.1 channel surround system is developed by the Digital Theater System, Inc.

Optical cable (not supplied)

Optical cable (not supplied) may be damaged when bent at sharp angles. Ensure cables are coiled in loops with a diameter of 15 cm or more when storing them.

Use a cable which is 3 m or shorter.

Insert cable plugs firmly into the connectors when making connections.

If a plug has minor scratches or is dirty, clean it with a soft cloth before inserting it into a connector.

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The following will help you to understand easily how to record to DVD discs.

Note:

Make sure batteries are in the remote control and you have connected this unit and the TV correctly.

Step 1: Choose a disc type

There are several types of recordable DVD discs to choose from. Choose a recordable DVD disc type based on your playing/recording/editing requirements. See “DVD disc type” below.

This unit can record on the following type of discs only.

(or)

*This unit cannot record on the following discs.

DVD-R General Ver 2.0 / 8x

DVD-RW Ver 1.2 / 2-4x CPRM compatible

For example, when you want to record repeatedly on the same disc, or when you want to edit the disc after recording, select the rewritable DVD-RW type disc. When you want to save recordings without any alteration, a nonrewritable DVD-R can be your choice.

Step 2:

Step 3:

Insert a blank

Select the

disc

Recording speed

1 Turn on the unit

2 Open the disc tray

3 Close the disc tray

Remote Control

1

2

OPEN/

CLOSE

PQRS TUV WXYZ

CLEAR SPACE

REPEAT CM SKIP ZOOM DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

TOP MENU

VCR Plus+ .@/:

ABC

DEF

RETURN

SETUP

POWER

 

OPEN/

3

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+ .@/:

ABC

DEF

 

Loading

This operation may take a while to be recognized.

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

SP 2:01 Rem.

DVD disc types

.

Format the disc

Insert the disc in the unit. Then format the disc from SETUP menu.Video format (Video mode) or Video recording format (VR mode) will be available depending on the disc type inserted.

This is necessary to prepare the disc for recording. Details are on pages 30-32.

* When you format, the entire contents on that disc will be erased.

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Step 4:

 

 

Step 6:

 

Select the

 

Stop the Record

desired channel

 

 

 

 

 

REC

REC

 

 

 

MONITOR SPEED REC/OTR

 

 

 

SKIP

CH

POWER

 

OPEN/

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

 

 

 

 

STOP

PLAY

VCR Plus+ .@/:

ABC

 

REV

 

 

 

 

GHI

JKL

 

 

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

 

CLEAR SPACE

 

 

 

REPEAT CM SKIP ZOOM DISPLAY

 

58%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing to Disc

 

SKIP

CH

 

 

 

STOP

PLAY

 

 

 

REV

 

FWD

 

 

 

 

CH 1

 

 

 

 

I

This operation may take

 

 

a while to be completed.

 

 

 

Hint 1: Play the recorded contents

You can select the title you want to play from a displayed menu and immediately start to play. Recorded contents are very accessible on a disc, the procedure is really simple as you choose a title on a chapter from the menu screen.

What are titles and chapters?

The contents of DVD disc are generally divided into titles.Titles may be further subdivided into chapters.

Start Rec.

Stop/Start

Stop Rec.

Title 1

Title 2

 

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Chapter 2

Hint 2: Edit the recorded disc

You will find editing discs very easy.This unit offers convenient edit functions, which are possible only with DVD-R/RW discs.

You can edit the following from a title list.

Putting names on titles

Setting pictures for thumbnails (VR mode)

Setting/clearing chapter markers

Deleting parts of titles or scenes (VR mode)

Title Delete :This deletes an entire scene permanently from the disc.

Scene Delete :This allows a user to edit within a specific scene (ex. commercials).

Original and Playlist (VR mode)

You can edit the recordings in Playlist without changing the original recordings. A Playlist does not take up much disc space.

What “Original” or “Playlist” is for?

Throughout this manual, you will find Original and Playlist to refer to the actual content and the edited version.

Original content refers to what’s actually recorded on the disc.

Playlist content refers to the edited version of the disc; how the Original content is to be played.

Finalizing a Disc

This will allow a disc that is recorded on our unit to be played back on a different DVD playerwithout finalization it will not be playable on another player.

• After finalizing a disc if the recording was in video mode, you can not edit any information that is on that disc.

• If you have recorded in VR mode on DVD-RW disc then editing is still permitted after finalizing.

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All channels are stored in the DVD recorder when purchased. We recommend that you program available channels in your area using “Auto Preset” in the Channel Preset of the SETUP menu.

Getting channels automatically

1

Press POWER button to turn on the DVD recorder.

4

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

2

Turn the TV on and be sure to select the input to which the DVD recorder is connected.

3

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

5

Select “Channel” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Channel Preset menu will appear.

Setup > Channel Preset

Auto Preset

Manual Preset

Guide Channel Setting

TV Audio Select

Stereo

6

Select “Auto Preset” using K / L buttons, then press

ENTER button.

The DVD recorder will start getting channels available in your area.

CH 18

Auto Presetting Now

Setup Menu

7

Press SETUP button to exit.

•You can select only the channels memorized in this unit by using the CHANNEL buttons.

1

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

 

 

 

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

 

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

 

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

 

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

 

 

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

5

RETURN

 

 

SETUP

3

6

 

 

 

 

REC

REC

 

7

MONITOR SPEED REC/OTR

 

 

SKIP

 

CH

 

To select a channel

You can select a channel by directly entering channel using the Number buttons on the remote control.

Notes for using the Number buttons:

When selecting cable channels which are higher than 99, enter channel numbers as a three-digit number.(For example: 117, press 1,1,7)

You must precede single-digit channel numbers with a zero (For example: 02, 03, 04 and so on).

You can select the line input mode (“L1” or “L2”). To select “L1” by pressing [0], [0], [1].To select “L2” by pressing [0], [0], [2]. Details are on page 41.

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Adding/deleting channels

The channels you no longer receive or seldom watch can be deleted from the memory.You also may add channels into memory.

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Getting started

4

Select “Manual Preset” using K / L buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Manual Preset menu will appear.

Setup > Channel Preset > Manual Preset

CH2

Add

Delete

Setup Menu

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

3

Select “Channel” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Channel Preset menu will appear.

Setup > Channel Preset

Auto Preset

Manual Preset

Guide Channel Setting

TV Audio Select

Stereo

5

Select the channel number to add or delete.

Press { button to move to a lower channel number.

Press B button to move to a higher channel number.

Setup > Channel Preset > Manual Preset

CH18

Add

Delete

6

Select “Add” or “Delete” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

The channel number will be added or deleted from the channel memory.Then a next channel number will appear so that you can continue adding or deleting channels.

7

Press SETUP button to exit.

2

3

4

5

6

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

 

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Guide channel setting

First, fill in the boxes on this page: 1.

Write your local channel numbers in “TV Channel” column, which you can receive in your area by channel preset.

2.

Write local TV stations corresponding TV Channel in “Call letters” column, and write guide channel numbers corresponding call letters in “Guide Channel” column, consulting your TV guide magazine or the TV listings of your local newspaper.

Now, compare the channel numbers you have written in the Guide Channel and TV Channel columns. You must set all of these channel numbers that don’t match using the following procedure before you program the automatic timer recording using the VCR Plus+ system.

This setting only needs to be set once, but must be done again if you have moved to a different area and channel numbers have been changed.

Channel Line-Up Chart

Call letters

Guide Channel

TV Channel

(Local TV station)

(Guide channel number)

(Local channel number)

1

Setup

 

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear.

Screen:

Playback Setting

Setup Menu

2

Select SETUP using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

3

Select “Channel” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Channel Preset menu will appear.

Setup > Channel Preset

Auto Preset

Manual Preset

Guide Channel Setting

TV Audio Select

Stereo

2

3

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

 

 

1

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

20

Getting started

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Select “Guide Channel

Press SETUP button to exit

Setting” using K / L buttons,

SETUP menu.

then press ENTER button.

 

Guide Channel Setting list will

 

appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setup> Channel Preset> Guide Channel Setting

 

 

 

 

Guide Channel : TV Channel

 

 

 

 

1

:

CH1

 

 

 

 

 

2

:

CH---

 

 

 

 

 

3

:

CH---

 

 

 

 

 

4

:

CH---

 

 

 

 

 

5

:

CH---

 

 

 

 

 

6

:

CH---

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Assign channel numbers to the guide channels as necessary.

Look in your TV guide to see which channel numbers should be assigned to which guide channels.

1.

Choose a guide channel number using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

A cursor will move to a TV channel.

If the channel you wish to set is not on the screen, press { / B buttons to change the displayed page until you reach the correct page.

2.

Select an external input (L) or CATV/TV (CH) using { / B buttons.

3.

Enter a TV channel using K / L buttons or number buttons, then press ENTER button.

The channel number is assigned.

To continue assigning, repeat the steps 1-3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OPEN/

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSE

 

Connections

 

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

 

 

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

 

 

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

 

Getting

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

 

 

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

 

started

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

RETURN

 

 

SETUP

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording

 

REC

REC

 

 

 

MONITOR SPEED REC/OTR

 

 

 

SKIP

 

CH

 

 

 

 

STOP

PLAY

 

 

 

 

REV

 

 

FWD

 

 

 

 

PAUSE

 

 

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You can select a sound channel to

 

output from TV. “Stereo” has

4

been selected as the default.

Select “TV Audio Select”

 

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Setup Menu

using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Option window will appear.

Setup > Channel Preset

 

Auto Preset

 

Manual Preset

 

Guide Channel Setting

 

TV Audio Select

StereoStereo

 

SAP

 

2

 

3

5

4

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

SETUP

REC

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

1

6

3

Select “Channel” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Channel Preset menu will appear.

Setup > Channel Preset

Auto Preset

Manual Preset

Guide Channel Setting

TV Audio Select

Stereo

Notes on TV channel audio

When you record a TV program which has Stereo and Secondary Audio Programs on a DVD-RW/R, you have to select the TV channel audio (Stereo or SAP) beforehand. Only the selected channel audio will be recorded. Refer to the following table to check an appropriate setting.

Selected

Broadcast

Disc

Audio

audio

audio

recording

output

Stereo

STEREO+SAP

STEREO

STEREO

 

STEREO

STEREO

STEREO

 

MONO+SAP

MONO

MONO

 

MONO

MONO

MONO

SAP

STEREO+SAP

SAP

SAP

 

STEREO

STEREO

STEREO

 

MONO+SAP

SAP

SAP

 

MONO

MONO

MONO

 

 

 

 

As can be seen in the above table, if your TV channel audio is set to SAP and the recorded TV program has Stereo and Secondary Audio Programs, you can only view the program in the sub-audio.

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Set the clock before you try the timer recording. If a Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) is available in your area, follow Auto Clock Setting below. If not, follow Manual Clock Setting on pages 24-25.

Auto Clock Setting

Make sure

The antenna/Cable TV connections are correct.

If this unit is connected to a Cable Box or Satellite Box, select the local PBS station on them to set the clock automatically.

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Setup Menu

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Getting started

4

Select “Auto Clock Setting” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Option window will appear.

Setup > Clock

 

Clock Setting

OFF

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

 

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

OffManual

5

If you do not know your PBS channel number, select “Auto” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

If you know your PBS channel number, select “Manual” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Setup > Clock

 

Clock Setting

OFF

 

Auto Clock Setting

Set Channel No.

Auto

 

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

CH1

OffManual

Setup

Playback Setting

3

Select “Clock” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

Clock menu will appear.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

Enter your PBS channel number using Number or K / L buttons, then press

ENTER button.

6

Press SETUP button to exit.

7

Press POWER button to turn off the DVD recorder. This unit will search for the time only when the power is off. Leave it off for several minutes to give this unit time to set the clock on the front display of the front panel.

7

2

3

4

5

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

 

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time will appear on the front

 

 

display on the front panel.

 

 

• The current time is not dis-

 

 

played or the displayed clock

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Manual Clock Setting

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Setup Menu

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

3

Select “Clock” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Clock menu will appear.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

Getting started

4

Select “Clock Setting” using K / L buttons, then press

ENTER button.

A clock setting window will appear.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

 

 

Auto

 

 

 

 

 

Daylight Saving Time

 

 

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

- - - / - - / - -

- - ( - - -

)

 

 

 

- - : - -

 

 

Press ENTER button again.

Default date will appear.

5

Enter the date (month / day / year) using K / L buttons.

Press { / B button to move the cursor.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

JAN / 12 / 2004 (MON)

 

12 : 00AM

 

2

3

4

5

6

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

 

 

1

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

6

Enter the time (hour / minute) using K / L buttons, then press { / B buttons.

A cursor will move on AM or PM.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

JAN / 12 / 2004 (MON)

 

09 : 24 AM

 

Note

• Your clock setting will be lost if either there is a power failure or this unit has been unplugged for more than 30 seconds when you set the clock manually.

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7

Press K / L buttons to select

AM or PM, then press ENTER button.

Clock menu will appear, then the settings will be activated.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

8

Press SETUP button to exit.

Although seconds are not displayed, they begin counting from zero.

7

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

 

 

8

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

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When “Auto Clock Setting” is selected to “Auto” or “Manual”, change it to “OFF” as following steps.

Repeat steps (1) to (3) in “Manual Clock Setting”.

4

5

POWER

 

OPEN/

 

 

 

CLOSE

Select “Auto Clock Setting”

Select “OFF” using K / L

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ABC

DEF

 

 

using K / L buttons, then

buttons, then press ENTER

GHI

JKL

MNO

press ENTER button.

button.

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

Option window will appear.

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

 

 

6

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

Setup > Clock

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clock Setting

 

Press SETUP button to exit.

MENU/LIST

 

 

 

TOP MENU

OFF

4

 

 

 

 

Auto Clock Setting

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

 

 

 

 

 

Daylight Saving Time

OffManual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURN

 

 

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

REC

 

REC

 

 

 

 

 

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

 

 

 

SKIP

 

 

CH

 

 

 

 

STOP

PLAY

 

 

 

 

REV

 

 

 

FWD

 

 

 

 

 

PAUSE

 

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Setting the daylight saving time

When Daylight Saving Time is ON, the DVD recorder clock will automatically move forward one hour on the first Sunday in April and move back one hour on the last Sunday in October.

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Getting started

4

Select “Daylight Saving Time” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Daylight Saving Time options will appear.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

 

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

 

OFF

 

5

 

Select “ON” or “OFF” using

 

K / L buttons, then press

 

ENTER button.

Setup Menu

Choose “ON” when currently

 

 

observing the daylight saving time.

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

3

Select “Clock” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Clock menu will appear.

Setup > Clock

Clock Setting

Auto Clock Setting

Auto

Daylight Saving Time

ON

6

Press SETUP button to exit.

2

3

4

5

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

1

6

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You can select the TV aspect ratio to match the formats of what you are playing with the DVD recorder and your TV screen (4:3 standard or 16:9 widescreen TV). “4:3 Letter Box” has been selected as the default.

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Setup Menu

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

Playback menu will appear.

Setup > Playback

TV Aspect

4:3 Letter Box

Parental Lock

All

 

 

Disc Menu Language

English

 

 

Audio Language

Original

 

 

Subtitle Language

OFF

 

 

Digital Out

 

 

 

Dynamic Range Control

ON

 

 

Fast Forward with Audio

OFF

4

Select “TV Aspect” using K /

2

L buttons, then press ENTER

button.

 

3

Option window will appear.

Setup > Playback

 

4

 

5

TV Aspect

16:9 Wide

Parental Lock

4:3 Letter Box

4:3 Pan8 & Scan

Disc Menu Language

16:9 Wide

 

English

 

Audio Language

Original

 

Subtitle Language

OFF

 

Digital Out

 

 

Dynamic Range Control

ON

 

Fast Forward with Audio

OFF

 

Refer to the Note on this page.

5

Select a desired option using

K / L buttons, then press

ENTER button.

6

Press SETUP button to exit.

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

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DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

 

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3

Select “Playback” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Note

If you have a standard TV:

Select “4:3 Letter Box”, so that black bars appear on the top and bottom of the screen. Select “4:3 Pan & Scan” for a full height picture with both sides trimmed.

If you have a widescreen TV:

Select “16:9 Wide”.

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Recording

Information

This DVD recorder can record to DVD-R and DVD-RW discs.When recording, you will need to select a recording format between Video mode and VR mode depending on the disc format.The disc format for DVD-R is always “Video format,” so a recording format will be “Video mode”.

On the other hand, when recording to DVD-RW, a recording format will be “Video mode” or “VR mode” because a disc format is available between “Video Recording format” and “Video format” for DVD-RW.

Logo Attributes

12cm, single-sided, single layer disc Approx. max. recording time (SEP mode):

600 minutes (4.7GB)

DVD-RW

12cm, single-sided, single layer disc Approx. max. recording time (SEP mode):

600 minutes (4.7GB)

DVD-R

* This unit cannot record on the following discs.

DVD-R General Ver 2.0/8x

DVD-RW Ver 1.2/2-4x CPRM compatible

About Video mode and VR (Video Recording) mode

Video mode is the same recording format as DVDVideo discs purchased locally, so that you can play in most DVD players.To play in other DVD players, you will need to finalize (see page 42). Unless finalized, you can play, record additionally or edit discs recorded in Video mode with this unit.

VR (Video Recording) mode is a basic recording format for DVD-RW.You can record and edit repeatedly.

DVD players with are capable of playing DVD-RW recorded in VR mode.

Disc type

Disc format

Functions

 

Video mode

Playing, limited recording,

 

Video

limited editing

 

DVD-RW

 

 

DVD-RW

VR mode

Playing, recording,

 

VR

Original/Playlist editing

 

DVD-RW

 

 

 

Video mode

Playing, limited recording,

 

DVD-R

limited editing

DVD-R

 

 

 

Recording speed

You can select a recording speed among 6 options, and the recording time will depend on the recording speed you select as follows.

Recording

Recording

Video/Sound Quality

speed

time *

 

XP (1H)

60 min

 

SP (2H)

120 min

 

LP (4H)

240 min

 

EP (6H)

360 min

 

SLP (8H)

480 min

 

SEP (10H) 600 min

*This table is designed for a new single-sided 12cm disc as the standard.The recording time are estimates and actual recording time may differ.

*The audio and video quality is getting poorer as the Recording time becomes longer.

Restrictions on recording

You cannot record copy-protected video using this DVD recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts.

If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. Video that is “copy-once only” can only be recorded using a DVD-RW disc in VR mode with CPRM (see below).

When recording a TV broadcast or through an external input, you can display copy control information on screen.

What is “CPRM”?

CPRM is a copy protection system with scramble system regarding the recording of “copy once” broadcast programs. CPRM stands for Content Protection for Recordable Media. This DVD recorder is CPRM compatible, which means that you can record copy-once broadcast programs, but you cannot then make a copy of those recordings. CPRM recordings can only be made on DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode, and CPRM recordings can only be played on players that are specifically compatible with CPRM.

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Recording

Information on DVD recording (cont’d)

Information on copy control

Some satellite broadcasts include copy-protected information. For recording these, refer to the following.

Disc type / format

Copy-free Copy-once

Copy-

 

 

prohibited

VR ver.1.1

DVD-RW ver.1.1 CPRM compatible

Video ver.1.1

DVD-RW ver.1.1 CPRM compatible

DVD-R ver.2.0

Recordable

Not Recordable

Note

The audio and video quality gets poorer as the Recording time becomes longer.

This recorder cannot record CD-R or CDRW discs.

DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs recorded on a personal computer or a DVD or CD recorder may not play if the disc is damaged or dirty, or if there is dirt of condensation on the player’s lens.

If you record a disc using a personal computer, even if it is recorded in a compatible format, there are cases in which it may not play because of the settings of the application software used to create the disc. (Check with the software publisher for more detailed information.)

Discs recorded in Video mode on this DVD recorder cannot record additionally using other DVD recorders.

Making discs playable in other DVD player (Finalize)

After recording, you must finalize a disc in order to play on any other unit. (Refer to page 39.)

 

Playable

DVD recorder

DVD player

 

Not Playable

After finalizing:

Once DVD-R/RW (Video mode) is finalized, you cannot record additionally or edit.

Even if DVD-RW (VR mode) is finalized, you can record additionally to or edit.

When DVD-R/RW (Video mode) is finalized, title menu will be created automatically.

To play in other DVD players, finalize discs recorded on this DVD recorder with the following condition.

Disc type

 

Mode

 

 

 

DVD-R

 

Video mode

ver.2.0

 

 

 

 

DVD-RW

 

Video mode

ver.1.1

 

ver.1.1 CPRM compatible

 

VR mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recording

Settings for the recording format to a blank disc

Video

VR

DVD-RW

DVD-RW

When inserting a blank disc, the DVD recorder starts to initialize the blank disc.

After that, you can record to the disc with the recording format selected in SETUP menu.

You are allowed to set a specified time for chapter marks.

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear.

Screen:

Setup Menu

2

Select “SETUP” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

SETUP menu will appear.

Setup

Playback Setting

3

Select “Recording” using K / L / { / B buttons, then press

ENTER button.

Recording menu will appear.

Setup > Recording

DVD-RW Recording Format

Video mode

Auto Chapter

10 minutes

Timer Programming

 

4

Select “DVD-RW Recording Format” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Option window will appear.

Setup > Recording

 

DVD-RW Recording Format

VideoVR modemode

Auto Chapter

VR mode

10 minutes

Timer Programming

 

Video mode

 

DVD Player Compatibility mode.

VR mode

 

Editing possibility mode.

 

Video mode has been selected as the default.

5

Select “Video mode” or “VR mode” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

The recording mode will be set.

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OPEN/

 

 

CLOSE

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2

 

 

 

3

RETURN

 

SETUP

4

 

 

1

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

5

SKIP

 

CH

 

STOP

PLAY

 

REV

 

FWD

 

 

PAUSE

Note

The recording format setting is effective only for DVD-RW discs.You cannot change the recording format on a DVD-R disc. DVD-R discs will always be in Video mode.

You cannot mix two formats on one DVD-RW disc.When you load a disc once recorded before, the recording format cannot be changed even if you change it in SETUP menu.

When inserting a blank DVD+R or DVD+RW disc, the error message ("Disc Error") will appear.This DVD recorder is not compatible with a DVD+R/RW disc.

PLAYLIST will be created automatically when recording on DVD-RW in VR mode.

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Formatting a disc (cont’d)

6

POWER

 

 

OPEN/

Select “Auto Chapter” using

 

 

CLOSE

 

 

 

 

K / L buttons, then press

VCR Plus+

.@/:

ABC

DEF

 

 

 

 

ENTER button.

 

GHI

JKL

MNO

Option window will appear.

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

 

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

Setup > Recording

 

REPEAT

CM SKIP

ZOOM

DISPLAY

 

 

DVD-RW Recording Format

VR mode

 

 

 

 

 

OFF

MENU/LIST

 

 

TOP MENU

Auto Chapter

105minutes

 

 

6

 

 

 

Timer Programming

10 minutes

 

 

 

15 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 minutes

 

 

 

 

60 minutes

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURN

 

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

8

“10 minutes” has been selected as

REC REC

MONITOR SPEED REC/OTR

the default.

7

Select a desired time option using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Chapter marks will be put as you specified.

SKIP

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

FWD

PAUSE

8

Press SETUP button to exit SETUP menu.

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Recording

Reformatting a disc

Video

VR

DVD-RW

DVD-RW

If you are using a DVD-RW disc, by default it will be Video mode. You can change this to VR mode from SETUP menu.

1

Press SETUP button to display SETUP/DISC menu.

SETUP/DISC menu will appear. Screen:

Setup Menu

2

Select “DISC” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

DISC menu will appear.

Disc

Edit

Format

Finalize

Disc Protect OFF ON

* VR mode only

4

Select “Yes” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

Option window will appear.

Disc

Edit

Format

Finalize

Disc Protect OFF ON

Yes No

Are you sure?

Yes

No

* VR mode only

5

Select “Yes” using { / B buttons, then press ENTER button.

Formatting will start.

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Formatting

6

Formatting is complete.

100% will be indicated.

2

3

4

5

POWER

 

OPEN/

 

CLOSE

VCR Plus+ .@/:

ABC

DEF

GHI JKL MNO

PQRS TUV WXYZ

CLEAR SPACE

REPEAT CM SKIP ZOOM DISPLAY

MENU/LIST

TOP MENU

RETURN

 

SETUP

 

 

1

REC

 

REC

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

SKIP

 

CH

STOP

PLAY

REV

 

FWD

 

PAUSE

3

Select “Format” using K / L buttons, then press ENTER button.

Option window will appear.

Disc

Edit

Format

Finalize

Disc Protect OFF ON

Yes No

* VR mode only

100%

Formatting

This operation may take a while to be completed.

Note

When you reformat the disc, the contents of the disc will be erased.

If you want to cancel format at step 5, select "No".

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Video

VR

DVD-R DVD-RW

DVD-RW

Follow the steps below to record TV programs.

1

Turn on the DVD recorder and load a recordable disc.

Make sure that the TV input is set on the DVD recorder.

This operation may take a while to be recognized.

Recording

Basic recording

4

Select a desired channel to record using CH K / L buttons or number buttons.

CH 1

2

Select a recording speed using REC SPEED button.

SP 2:01 Rem.

Refer to “Recording speed” on page 28.

3

Make sure that the recording format is set to the desired mode.

Refer to “Formatting a disc” on pages 30-32.

When a DVD-RW disc is loaded:

You can choose Video mode or VR mode from SETUP menu. “Video mode” has been selected as the default. Refer to “Settings for the recording format to a blank disc” on pages 30-32.

When a DVD-R disc is loaded:

DVD-R discs will always be in Video mode.

5

Press REC/OTR button to start recording.

REC mark will be displayed for 5 seconds.

I

To pause the recording, press PAUSE F button. Press REC/OTR button to restart the recording.

6

Press STOP C button to stop the recording.

This operation may take a while to be completed.

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CLOSE

 

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VCR Plus+

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ABC

DEF

 

 

 

 

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JKL

MNO

4

 

 

PQRS

TUV

WXYZ

 

 

CLEAR

SPACE

 

 

 

 

REPEAT CM SKIP

ZOOM DISPLAY

 

startedGetting

 

MENU/LIST

 

TOP MENU

 

 

 

RETURN

 

SETUP

 

Recording

2

REC

REC

 

5

MONITOR

SPEED REC/OTR

 

 

SKIP

 

CH

4

 

6

STOP

PLAY

 

 

REV

 

FWD

 

 

 

 

PAUSE

5

discs Playing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing

Note

 

 

 

 

Changing

• Recording starts immediately

 

and continues until the disc

 

the

becomes full or you stop

 

 

SETUP

recording.

 

 

 

• When the clock setting has

 

menu

 

 

not been made, the space for

 

a date and time of title names

 

in the original or playlist will

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be blank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You cannot mix two for-

 

 

mats on one DVD-RW disc.

 

When you load a disc once

 

recorded before, the

 

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changed even if you change

 

it in SETUP menu.

 

 

• You cannot change the

 

 

recording speed during the

 

 

REC pause mode.

 

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• You can change a channel

 

 

 

during the REC pause mode.

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