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Configuring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

1 Checking Out Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Compatible discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Package contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Safety information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Display panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Installing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

2 Connecting Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Understanding video connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using composite video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Using S-Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Using component video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Connecting audio components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using analog audio output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Using coaxial digital output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Using optical digital output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Connecting a VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Connecting a camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

3 Using Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Setting the date and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Playing a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Controlling DVD, VCD, and SVCD playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Controlling audio CD and MP3 playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Controlling JPEG playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Controlling slideshow playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Recording a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Recording a TV channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Recording from a VCR or camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Setting up a timed recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Editing a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Renaming a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Protecting a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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Overwriting a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Erasing a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using Disc Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting parental controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting a password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Resetting the password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using the Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Getting help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Checking Out

YourRecorderDVD1

Read this chapter to learn about:

DVD recorder features and accessories

Safety information

Ports, jacks, and connectors

Display panel

Remote control

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Features

Composite video, S-Video,and component video outputs

Composite video, S-Video,and DV Link (IEEE 1394) inputs

Optical and coaxial digital audio jacks

Playback of most discs, including CD, DVD, VCD, and SVCD

Record DVD+R and DVD+RW discs for TV, VCR, and camcorder

Disc Tools providing easy to follow instructions for playing and recording discs

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Features

Compatible discs

Your DVD recorder can play the following types of discs:

DVD-Videowith the regional code 1 (North America)

DVD-R/RWrecorded inDVD-Videoformat and finalized

DVD+R/RW recorded in DVD-Videoformat and finalized

VCD

Audio CD

CD-R/RW

Your DVD recorder can record on the following types of discs:

DVD+R

DVD+RW

Your DVD recorder cannot play:

Unfinalized discs

DVDs with a regional code other than 1 (North America)

DVD-RWdiscs recorded in VR format

DVD-ROM

DVD AUDIO

CD-ROM

PHOTO CD

SACD

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Package contents

In addition to your DVD recorder, the shipping package contains:

Remote control

AC power cord

Composite audio/video cable

RF (coaxial) cable

2 AAA batteries

User’s guide

Accessories

You can purchase these optional accessories for your DVD player:

Cable kits. Gateway cable kits containhigh-qualitygold cables of various lengths, including:

RCA audio cable

RCA component video cable

RCA composite video cable

S-Videocable

Contact Gateway for these and other accessories.

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Safety information

Safety information

Warning

Risk of electric shock - Do not open

 

To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not open the case.

 

There are no user-serviceableparts inside. Opening the

 

case voids the warranty.

 

Have your DVD recorder repaired by qualified service

 

personnel only.

 

 

Warnings and precautions

Do not place your hands, face, or objects close to the ventilation openings of your DVD recorder. Burns or personal injuries may occur if you are too close to the DVD recorder.

Disconnect all cables before moving your DVD recorder. Moving your DVD recorder with its cables attached may damage the cables and cause fire or electric shock danger.

Do not expose your DVD recorder to rain or moisture.

Keep your DVD recorder away from excessive dust, high temperatures, moisture, or direct sunlight.

Use your DVD recorder in a well-ventilatedarea and do not cover the ventilation openings.

Do not modify your DVD recorder or use an unshielded power cord or video input source cable, or you may experience excessive interference.

Disconnect your DVD recorder and unplug the power cord when not used for a long period of time.

If the picture displayed is in any way abnormal, turn off your

DVD recorder, then disconnect it from the electrical outlet. Make sure that your video input source cable is connected correctly, then reconnect your DVD recorder to the electrical outlet.

Disconnect your DVD recorder from the electrical outlet before cleaning or performing maintenance. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use only a slightly damp cloth for cleaning.

Do not place your DVD recorder on an unstable cart, stand, or table. Your DVD recorder may fall, causing serious damage.

Do not place your DVD recorder on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surfaces.

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Never place your DVD recorder near or over a radiator or heat source.

Do not install your DVD recorder in an enclosed area unless correct ventilation is provided.

Your DVD recorder should be operated from the type of power source indicated on the label. If the type of available power is unknown, consult your electrician or local power company.

Do not rest objects on the power cord and avoid placing the power cord near high traffic areas.

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

Unplug your DVD recorder and contact qualified service personnel if:

The power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

Liquid has been spilled into your DVD recorder.

Your DVD recorder has been exposed to water or moisture.

Your DVD recorder does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.

Your DVD recorder has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

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Front

Front

 

 

 

 

Record

Play

 

 

Source

Stop

Display

 

Open/Close

 

panel

Power

Disc tray

 

 

DV-LinkLine in

jack jacks

Component

Description

 

 

Open/Close

Opens and closes the disc tray.

 

 

Source

Changes the video source.

 

 

Record

Starts a recording.

 

 

Play

Starts disc playback.

 

 

Stop

Stops playback or recording.

 

 

Display panel

Displays current status information.

 

 

Line in jacks

Plug a composite video device, such as a VCR, into

 

these ports.

 

 

DV-Linejack

Plug a digital device, such as a camcorder, to this IEEE

 

1394 port.

 

 

Disc tray

Holds the disc. Place the disc into the tray with the

 

label-sideup.

 

 

Power

Turns your DVD recorder on and off.

 

 

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Display panel

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

VCD

 

MP3

 

DVD+RW Record

 

Play

 

SVCD

 

 

CD

 

 

JPEG

 

 

DVD+R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVCD VCD

CD MP3

JPEG

+RW +R

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIMER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pause

 

 

 

 

 

Disc

status

 

 

 

 

 

TIMER

Icon

Description

 

 

Play

This icon appears when a disc is playing.

 

 

DVD

This icon appears when a DVD is playing.

 

 

SVCD

This icon appears when an SVCD is playing.

 

 

VCD

This icon appears when a VCD is playing

 

 

CD

This icon appears when a CD is playing

 

 

MP3

This icon appears when a disc that contains MP3

 

files is playing.

 

 

JPEG

This icon appears when a disc that contains JPEG

 

files is playing.

 

 

DVD+RW

This icon appears when a DVD+RW disc is playing.

 

 

DVD+R

This icon appears when a DVD+R disc is playing.

 

 

Record

This icon appears when your DVD recorder is

 

recording to a disc.

 

 

Pause

This icon appears when playback is paused.

 

 

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Display panel

Icon

Description

 

 

Disc status

This area displays information about the status of

 

your DVD recorder, such as No Disc, Disc loaded,

 

Open (the disc tray is opened).

 

 

TIMER

This icon appears when a timed recording is in

 

progress.

 

 

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Back

Component

Coaxial Digital

Video Out

Audio Out

S-Video

S-Video

In

Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optical Digital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV In/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

 

A/V In

 

A/V Out Audio Out

connector

TV Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connector

Description

 

 

S-VideoIn

Plug an external S-Videodevice, such as a VCR, into

 

this jack.

 

 

Component Video Out

Plug a component video TV into these jacks. This is the

 

best video connection available. For more information,

 

see “Understanding video connections” on page 16.

 

 

S-VideoOut

Plug an S-VideoTV into these jacks. AnS-Video

 

connection is better than a composite video connection,

 

but not as good as a component video connection. For

 

more information, see “Understanding video

 

connections” on page 16.

 

 

Coaxial Digital Audio

Plug a coaxial digital audio device into this jack. This

Out

audio connection is better than an analog audio

 

connection.

 

 

TV In/TV Out

Plug your antenna or cable TV into this jack.

 

 

A/V In

Plug an external composite video device, such as a

 

VCR, into these jacks. The yellow jack carries the video

 

signal. The white RCA jack carries the left audio signal

 

and the red RCA jack carries the right audio signal.

 

 

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Connector

Description

 

 

A/V Out

Plug a composite TV into these jacks. The yellow jack

 

carries the video signal. The white RCA jack carries the

 

left audio signal and the red RCA jack carries the right

 

audio signal.

 

While this video connection is good, S-Videois better

 

and component video is best.

 

Also, digital audio connections are better than analog

 

audio connections.

 

 

Optical Digital Audio

Plug an optical digital audio device into this jack. This

Out

audio connection is better than an analog audio

 

connection.

 

 

Power connector

Plug the power cord into this connector.

 

 

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Remote Control

Open/Close

Channel up/down

Display

Setup

Top Menu

Disc Tools

Disc Nav.

Disc Tools

 

Pause/Step

Play

Fast-forward/

reverse

Source

Record

AR-230r

Power

Number pad

Menu

Enter/Arrows

Disc

Navigation

Next/Previous

Stop

Edit

Timer

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Remote Control

Button

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open/Close

Opens and closes the disc tray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Channel up/down

Changes the TV channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display

Displays status information about the disc, such as

 

 

 

display time, chapter, and video quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setup

Open the Setup menu. For more information, see“Using

 

 

 

the Setup menu” on page 45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Menu

Displays a disc menu with a list of titles or files on the

 

 

 

disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc Tools

Opens the Disc Tools menu. For more information, see

 

 

 

“Using Disc Tools” on page 42.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pause/Step

Pauses playback. After playback is paused, press this

 

 

 

button repeatedly to advance frame-by-frameon a DVD

 

 

 

or video CD. Press the

button to return to normal

 

 

 

playback mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play

Starts disc playback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast-forward/reverse

Fast-forwardsorfast-reversesthrough the disc.

 

 

 

Pressing this button repeatedly changes the speed from

 

 

 

2x, to 4x, to 8x, to 16x, then back to normal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source

Changes the video source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Record

Starts a recording.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power

Turns your DVD recorder on and off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number pad

Selects titles on DVDs, VCDs, and SVCDs, selects

 

 

 

chapters on DVDs, and selects tracks on CDs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menu

Displays the DVD menu or chapter menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter/Arrows

Enter selects Setup options andsub-optionsand selects

 

 

 

disc titles, chapters and tracks.

 

 

 

The , , , or button highlights Setup options and

 

 

 

sub-optionsand adjusts options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc Navigation

Opens a navigation menu for the current disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next/Previous

 

 

(Next) goes to the next chapter or track on the disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Previous) goes to the last chapter or track on the disc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop

 

 

Stops disc playback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Button

Description

 

 

Edit

Displays the Title Edit menu for editing a disc title, adding

 

protection to a disc, and erasing titles from the disc.

 

 

Timer

Displays the Timer menu for setting up timed recordings.

 

 

Installing batteries

Important The remote control uses AAA (triple A) batteries.

To install batteries in the remote control:

Remove the battery compartment cover, insert batteries into the compartment, then replace the cover.

Make sure that you match the + and – on the batteries with the + and – inside the compartment.

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Connecting Your

DVD Recorder 2

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Connect a TV

Connect a sound system

Connect a VCR or camcorder

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Chapter 2: Connecting Your DVD Recorder

Understanding video connections

Your DVD recorder has three types of standard video connections. You should use the best connection available to get the best display. For example, if your TV supports a component video connection, connect the DVD recorder to your TV using component video instead of composite video or S-Video.

Connection Cable and Connector

Description

Quality

 

 

 

Good

Composite. The video signal is carried

 

through a single “pin.” This connection

 

method is the one that is most commonly

 

found on devices.

Better

S-Video. The video signal is split into two

 

signals, black-and-whiteand color. Text

 

displayed on-screenthrough this connection

 

will be noticeably sharper then composite or

 

coaxial (RF).

Best

Component. The video signal is split into

 

three signals, two color and one

 

black-and-white.Use component video to

 

take advantage of the superior picture

 

provided by signal sources as HDTV and

 

progressive DVD.

 

 

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Connecting a TV

Connecting a TV

You can connect a TV using one of the following connection types:

Composite video (good video quality)

S-Video(better video quality)

Component best video quality)

Using composite video

TV

IN

Antenna

 

VIDEO

 

 

/ UHF

RIGHT

 

VHF

 

 

 

 

 

DIO

 

RFIN

AU

 

 

 

 

 

LEFT

 

TV

 

 

 

 

Cable

 

 

 

 

antenna

 

 

 

 

Indoor

 

 

 

 

antenna

 

 

 

 

Outdoor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL

 

 

 

R

 

 

 

 

L

OPTICAL

 

Y

 

 

S-VIDEO

 

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cb

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

L

 

 

 

 

Cr

 

 

 

 

IN

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

S-VIDEO

 

 

 

Audio/Video

cable

RF (coaxial)

cable

To connect a TV using composite video:

1 Connect the TV In jack on the back of your DVD recorder to your antenna or cable TV outlet.

2 Connect the TV Out jack on the back of your DVD recorder to the VHF/UHF In jack on the back of your TV.

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3 Connect the yellow A/V In jack on the back of your DVD recorder to the yellow VIDEO 1 jack on the back of your TV.

4 Connect the red (R) and white (L) A/V In jacks on the back of your DVD recorder to the AUDIO OUT jacks on the back of your TV.

Using S-Video

IN

S-VIDEO

VIDEO

RIGHT

AU

DIO

 

 

LEFT

Y

R

Cb

L

Cr

IN

VIDEO

-VIDEOS

R

L

A

-VIDEOS

OUT

VIDEO

COAXIAL OPTICAL

S-Video

cable

To connect a TV using S-Video:

1 Connect theS-VideoOut jack on the back of your DVD recorder to theS-VideoIn jack on the back of your TV.

2 Connect the audio. For more information, see“Connecting audio components” on page 20.

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Connecting a TV

Using component video

IN

S-VIDEO

VIDEO

RIGHT

AU

DIO

 

 

LEFT

COMPONENT

IN

PR

PB

 

Y

 

AV

IN

OUT

 

 

Y

R

 

 

L

 

Pb

 

 

 

 

Pr

 

EO

IN

VID

 

 

 

 

IDE

O

S-V

 

 

 

R

L

 

IDE

O

S-V

 

 

 

 

 

OU

T

 

EO

 

VID

 

 

 

 

 

COAXIAL OPTICAL

To connect a TV using component video:

1 Connect the green component Y jack on the back of your DVD recorder to the green component Y1 jack on the back of your TV.

2 Connect the red component CR jack on the back of your DVD recorder to the red PR1/CR1 jack on the back of your TV.

3 Connect the blue component CB jack on the back of your DVD recorder to the blue component PB1/CB1 jack on the back of your TV.

4 Connect the audio. For more information, see“Connecting audio components” on page 20.

 

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Connecting audio components

You can connect audio components, such as a stereo system or receiver, using one of the following connections:

Analog audio output (good audio quality)

Coaxial digital output (better audio quality)

Optical digital output (best audio quality)

Using analog audio output

IN

RIGHT

DV

D

 

LEFT

 

COAXIAL

R

 

L

OPTICAL

Y

S-VIDEO

R

 

Pb

OUT

VIDEO

L

 

Pr

 

IN

 

VIDEO

 

-VIDEOS

Audio/Video

cable

To an analog audio device:

Connect the red (R) and white (L) A/V jacks on the back of your external amplifier or receiver to the red (R) and white (L) A/V Out jacks on the back of your DVD recorder.

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Connecting audio components

Using coaxial digital output

DIGITAL

OPTICAL

COAXIAL

IN

Y

R

Pb

L

Pr

IN

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

R

L

S-VIDEO

OUT

VIDEO

COAXIAL OPTICAL

Coaxial digital cable

To a coaxial digital audio device:

Connect the Coaxial Digital Audio Out jack on the back of your

DVD recorder to the Coaxial Digital Audio In jack on the back of your external amplifier or receiver.

 

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Using optical digital output

DIGITAL

OPTICAL

COAXIAL

IN

Y

R

Pb

L

Pr

IN

VIDEO

S-VIDEO

R

L

S-VIDEO

OUT

VIDEO

COAXIAL OPTICAL

Optical audio cable

To connect an optical digital audio device:

Connect the Optical Digital Audio Out jack on the back of your DVD recorder to the Optical Digital Audio In jack on your external amplifier or receiver.

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Connecting a VCR

Connecting a VCR

You can connect a VCR to record content from the VCR to a DVD+R disc.

S-Video

cable

Note: If you connect anS-Videocable, do not connect the yellow composite (video) plug on the composite audio/video cable.

S - VIDEO

OUT

VCR

R L VIDEO AUDIO OUT OUT

Composite audio/video cable

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To connect a VCR:

Connect the S-VideoIn jack on the back of your DVD recorder to theS-VideoOut jack on the back of your VCR, and connect the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks on the back of your DVD recorder to the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks on the back of your VCR.

- OR -

Connect the yellow video jack and the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks on the back of your DVD recorder to the yellow video jack and the red

(R) and white (L) audio jacks on the back of your VCR.

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Connecting a camcorder

Connecting a camcorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DV Link

 

 

 

OR

 

 

Composite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(IEEE 1394)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio/Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DV

VIDEO

L

R

OUT

AUDIO

OUT

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

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To connect a camcorder:

Connect the DV Link jack on the front of your DVD recorder to the DV out jack on your camcorder.

- OR -

Connect the yellow video jack and the red (R) and white (L) audio jacks on the front of your DVD recorder to the yellow video jack and the red

(R) and white (L) audio jacks on your camcorder.

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Recorder 3

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Set your DVD recorder’s date and time

Play discs

Record discs

Edit discs

Use Disc Tools

Use the Setup menu

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Setting the date and time

If you plan to use the Timed Recording feature to schedule the recording of a TV program, you need to set your DVD recorder’s date and time.

To set the date and time:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Press the Power button to turn on your DVD recorder.

Press the Setup button to open theSetup menu.

Press the orbutton to selectSystem, then press theEnter button.

Press the orbutton to selectDate, then press theEnter button.

Press a number button or the orbutton to enter a digit, then press thebutton to go to the next digit. If you need to change a digit, press thebutton to go back.

Press the Enter button to confirm the date.

Press the orbutton to selectTime, then press theEnter button.

Press a number button or the orbutton to enter a digit, then press thebutton to go to the next digit. If you need to change a digit, press thebutton to go back.

Press the Enter button to confirm the time.

Press the Setup button to close theSetup menu.

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Playing a disc

Playing a disc

Use these basic instructions for playing a disc.

To play a disc:

1

Make sure that you have connected your TV. For more information, see

 

“Connecting a TV” on page 17.

2

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

3

Press the Open/Close button to open the disc tray.

4

Place the disc in the tray with the label-sidefacing up.

5

Press the Open/Close button to close the tray.

6

Press the (play) button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information about additional disc controls, see:

“Controlling DVD, VCD, and SVCD playback” on page 30

“Controlling audio CD and MP3 playback” on page 33

“Controlling JPEG playback” on page 33

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Controlling DVD, VCD, and SVCD playback

While playing a DVD, VCD, or SVCD, you can:

Select a title or chapter (for more information, see “Selecting a title or chapter” on page 30)

Use the Navigation menu to:

Control playback speed

Create a playback loop. For more information, see “Creating a playback loop” on page 32

Display subtitle if the disc has subtitles

Select an audio language or sound track if the disc has different languages or sound tracks

Change the viewing angle if the disc has different angles

View information about a disc

For more information about the Navigation menu, see“Using the Navigation menu” on page 31.

Selecting a title or chapter

To select a title on a DVD:

1 Press theTop Menu button to open the list of titles on the disc.

2 Press the,,, orbutton to select a title, then press theEnter button.

To select a chapter on a DVD:

1 While the DVD is playing, press theMenu button to open the chapter list on a DVD.

2 Press the,,, orbutton to select a chapter, then press theEnter button.

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Playing a disc

To select a title on a VCD or SVCD:

1 Press theTop Menu button to open a list of titles on the disc.

2 Press a number button to select a title.

Using the Navigation menu

To use the Navigation menu:

1

Press Disc Nav to open theNavigation menu.

2

Press the or button to select a navigation option, then press the Enter

 

button.

You can select:

SLOW to select a slow motion playback speed.

SEARCH to search for a chapter by title or time. For more information, see“Searching for a section or chapter” on page 32.

A-B REPEAT to create a playback loop. For more information, see“Creating a playback loop” on page 32.

SUBTITLE to display subtitles if the disc has subtitles.

AUDIO to select a different audio language or sound track if the disc has different languages or sound tracks.

ANGLE to change the viewing angle if the disc has different angles.

INFORMATION to display information about the disc.

3 If the option you selected hassub-options,use the,, orbutton to select asub-option,then press theEnter button.

4 Press theDisc Nav or thebutton to close theNavigation menu.

 

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Searching for a section or chapter

To search for a section or chapter on a DVD:

1

2

Open the Navigation menu, then selectSEARCH.

Press the orbutton to selectTitle/Chapter orTime, then press theEnter button.

3 Press a number button or theorbutton to enter a digit, then press thebutton to go to the next digit. If you need to change a digit, press theto go back.

4 When you have finished, press theEnter button to start playback at the time or chapter you specified.

Creating a playback loop

To create a playback loop:

1

Start playing a disc.

2

Open the Navigation menu, then selectA-B Repeat.

3

When disc playback reaches the point where you want to start the loop,

 

press the

button to select Set Point A, then press theEnter button.

4

When disc playback reaches the point where you want to end the loop,

 

press the

button to select Set Point B, then press theEnter button. Your

 

DVD recorder starts playing the loop.

5

To cancel a playback loop, open the Navigation menu, selectA-B Repeat,

 

select Cancel, then press the Enter button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Playing a disc

Controlling audio CD and MP3 playback

To control audio CD and MP3 playback:

While the disc is playing, you can:

Press the (next) or(previous) button to go to the next or previous track or file.

Press the Pause button to pause playback. Press the(play) button to start playback again.

Press the (stop) button to stop playback. Press the(play) button to start playback again.

Press a number button on the Number Pad, then press the Enter button to select a specific track (audio CD only).

Controlling JPEG playback

To control JPEG playback:

While the disc is playing, you can:

Press the orbutton to select the JPEG file you want to view.

Press the orbutton to rotate the picture.

Press the (stop) button to stop playback. Press the(play) button to start playback again.

 

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Controlling slideshow playback

A slideshow consists of JPEG (JPG) files and MPEG (MP3) files. When the JPEG and MPEG files are on the same CD or CD-RWdisc, you can use you

DVD recorder to playback the slideshow.

To control slideshow playback:

While the disc is playing, you can:

Press the orbutton to skip an MP3 file.

Press the orbutton to rotate the picture file.

Press the Pause button to pause the slideshow. Press the(play) button to start playback again.

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Recording a disc

Recording a disc

Recording a TV channel

To record a TV channel:

1

2

3

4

5

Turn on your TV.

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

Place a disc, label-sideup, into the disc tray. If you are using a new DVD+RW disc, your DVD recorder will format the disc.

Press the Source button one or more times to selectTV.

Press the CH (channel) up or down button to select the channel you want to record.

6 If you want to change the quality of the recording, open theSetup menu and selectQuality from theRecord option. For more information about using theSetup menu, see“Using the Setup menu” on page 45.

7

8

Press the Record button to start the recording.

Press the (stop) button to stop the recording.

When you are recording a TV channel, you can also:

Press the Pause button to pause the recording. Press thePause button again to continue the recording.

Press the Display button to view recording information, such as the recording quality and time.

After you finish recording, you can edit disc information. For more information, see “Editing a disc” on page 39.

You can add additional recordings to a DVD+RW disc. You can also add recordings to a DVD+R as long as you have not finalized the disc.

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Recording from a VCR or camcorder

To record from a VCR or camcorder:

1 Make sure that your VCR or camcorder is connected to your DVD recorder. For more information, see“Connecting a VCR” on page 23 or“Connecting a camcorder” on page 25.

2 Turn on your VCR or camcorder. If you are recording from a VCR, insert a video cassette.

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

If you want to change the quality of the recording, open the Setup menu and selectQuality from theRecord option. For more information about using theSetup menu, see“Using the Setup menu” on page 45.

Place a disc, label-sideup, into the disc tray.

Press the Source button one or more times to select the video connection for your VCR or camcorder.

Press the play button on your VCR or camcorder.

Press the Record button on your DVD remote control to start the recording.

Press the (stop) button on your DVD remote control to stop the recording.

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Recording a disc

Setting up a timed recording

You can set up your DVD recorder to record a TV program that will be broadcast at a later time.

To set up a timed recording:

1

2

3

Turn on your TV.

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

Make sure that you have set the recorder date and time. For more information, see “Setting the date and time” on page 28.

4 Place a disc,label-sideup, into the disc tray. If you are using a new DVD+RW disc, your DVD recorder will format the disc.

5

6

Press the Source button one or more times to selectTV.

Press the CH (channel) up or down button to select the channel on the TV that you want to record.

Important To use your remote control to change TV channels, you must scan for channels. For more information, see“TV Tuner” on page 48.

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

Press the Timer button to open theTimer Record menu.

Press the orbutton to selectTV, then press thebutton.

Press the orbutton to selectMode, then press theEnter button.

Press the orbutton to select the mode you want. You can selectONCE to record the program one time only. You can selectWEEKLY to record the program once a week. You can selectDAILY to record the program every day.

Press the orbutton to selectMM/DD, then press theEnter button.

Press a number button to enter a digit, then press the button to go to the next digit. If you need to change a digit, press thebutton to go back.

Press the Enter button to confirm the date.

Press the orbutton to selectStart, then press theEnter button.

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15

Press a number button to enter a digit, then press the

button to go to

 

the next digit. If you need to change a digit, press the

button to go back.

16

Press the Enter button to confirm the start time.

 

17

Press the

or

button to select End, then press theEnter button.

18

Press a number button to enter a digit, then press the

button to go to

 

the next digit. If you need to change a digit, press the

button to go back.

19

Press the Enter button to confirm the end time.

 

20

Press the

or

button to select Source, then press theEnter button.

21

Press the

or

to select TV, then press theEnter button.

22

Press the

or

button to select Quality, then press theEnter button.

23

Press the

or

to select a quality setting, then press the Enter button.

24

Press the Power button to turn off your DVD recorder. Your DVD recorder

 

will turn on and record at the date and time you specified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips & Tricks If you want to stop a timed recording in process, press thebutton.

Canceling a timed recording

To cancel a timed recording:

1

Press the Timer button to open theTimer Record menu.

2

Press the

or

button to select TV, then press the button.

3

Press the

or

button to select the recording you want to cancel.

4

Press the

or

button to select Reset, then press theEnter button. The

recording is canceled.

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Editing a disc

Editing a disc

After you record a disc, you can:

Edit the name of any of the titles on the disc

Protect the title from being erased

Overwrite a title on the disc

Erase a title from the disc

Renaming a title

To rename a title:

1

Press the Power button to turn on your DVD recorder.

2

Place the disc, label-sideup, into the disc tray.

3

Press the

(play) or Disc Tools button to open theDVD Menu, then select

 

the title you want to rename.

4

Press the Edit button to open theTitle Edit menu.

5

Press the

or button to select Title Name, then press theEnter button.

6

Press a number button one or more times to enter a character, then press

 

the button to go to the next character. Each number button on the

 

remote control is associated with a set of letters. Use the on-screendisplay

 

to determine which number button to press.

7

After you enter the title, press the , , , or button to select Finish,

 

then press the Enter button.

8

Press the Edit button to close theTitle Edit menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Protecting a title

You can protect a title to prevent it from accidently being erased.

To protect a title:

1

Press the Power button to turn on your DVD recorder.

2

Place the disc, label-sideup, into the disc tray.

3

Press the

(play) or Disc Tools button to open theDVD Menu, then select

 

the title you want to protect.

4

Press the Edit button to open theTitle Edit menu.

5

Press the

or

button to select Protection, then press theEnter button.

6

Press the

or

button to select On, then press theEnter button.

7

Press the Edit button to close theTitle Edit menu.

 

- OR -

 

 

 

Press the

,

, , or buttons to select Exit, then press theEnter button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overwriting a title

If you want to record over a title on a disc, you need to turn on the Overwrite option. You can record over a title on DVD+RW discs only.

To turn on Overwrite:

1 Press thePower button to turn on your DVD recorder.

2 Place a disc,label-sideup, into the disc tray.

3 Press the(play) orDisc Tools button to open theDVD Menu, then select the title you want to overwrite.

4 Press theEdit button to open theTitle Edit menu.

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Editing a disc

5

Press the

or

button to select Overwrite, then press theEnter button.

6

Press the

or

button to select On, then press theEnter button. You can

now record over the title.

Erasing a title

To erase a title:

1

Press the Power button to turn on your DVD recorder.

2

Place the disc, label-sideup, into the disc tray.

3

Press the

(play) or Disc Tools button to open theDVD Menu, then select

 

the title you want to erase.

4

Press the Edit button to open theTitle Edit menu.

5

Press the

or button to select Erase, then press theEnter button.

6

Press the Edit button to close theTitle Edit menu.

 

 

 

 

 

Tips & Tricks

 

You can erase titles from both a DVD+RW and a DVD+R

 

 

 

 

 

disc. However, you cannot reuse the erased space on a

 

 

 

 

DVD+R disc.

 

 

 

 

 

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Using Disc Tools

Disc Tools is an easy-to-use,online tool you can use to:

Play discs

Record discs

Format discs

Finalize discs.

To use Disc Tools:

1

2

3

4

5

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

Place a disc, label-sideup, into the disc tray.

Press the Disc Tool button to open theDisc Tool menu.

Press the orbutton to select a Disc Tools option, then press theEnter button.

Follow the on-screeninstructions.

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Setting parental controls

Setting parental controls

To set up parental controls:

1

2

3

4

5

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

Press the Setup button to open theSetup menu.

Press the button to selectPlayback, then press theEnter button.

Press the button to selectParental, then press theEnter button.

Press the orto select the rating you want. Any DVD with the rating you choose and all ratings above that rating will be blocked. For example, if you choose4-PG13,discs with a rating of 4 through 8 will be blocked. For a list of the ratings, see“Playback” on page 47.

6 Press the number buttons to enter your password. If you have not set a password, enter 0000 (default password). For more information about passwords, see“Setting a password” on page 44.

Tips & Tricks When you try to play a disc with a rating you have blocked, you will be prompted to enter your password.

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Setting a password

To set a password:

1

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

2

Press the Setup button to open theSetup menu.

3

Press the

button to select Playback, then press theEnter button.

4

Press the

button to select Password, then press theEnter button.

5

If this is the first time you are setting up a password, press the number

 

buttons to enter 0000 (default password) in the Old Password field.

 

- OR -

 

 

If you are changing your password, press the number buttons to enter your

 

old password in the Old Password field.

6

Press the number buttons to enter your new password in the New Password

 

field. If you need to change a digit, press the to go back.

7

Press the number buttons to enter your new password in the Confirm field.

 

If you need to change a digit, press the to go back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resetting the password

To reset the password:

1

2

3

4

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

Press the Setup button to open theSetup menu.

Press the button to selectPlayback, then press theEnter button.

Press the button to selectPassword, then press theEnter button.

5 Press the number buttons to enter 8008. You can now use the default password (0000) to set up a new password.

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Using the Setup menu

The Setup menu lets you adjust settings and select options for your

DVD recorder. For example, you can specify your TV type, set parental controls, and specify your audio type.

To use the Setup menu:

1

Make sure that your DVD recorder is turned on.

2

Press the Setup button to open theSetup menu.

3

Press the

button to select an option, then press the Enter button.

4

If an option has sub-options,press the button to select asub-option,

 

then press the Enter button.

5

Press the

or button to adjust the option, then press the Enter button.

6

Press the Setup button to close theSetup menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Setup submenu

Options

 

 

System

Language: Changes the language of theSetup menu.

 

Choose English, French, Spanish, German, Italian,

 

Simplified Chinese, or Traditional Chinese.

 

TV Type: Specifies your TV type. Choose NTSC or PAL.

 

Date: Sets the date. The date format is MM/DD/YYY

 

(Month/Day/Year).

 

Time: Sets the time. The time format is HH:MM:SS

 

(Hour:Minute:Second)

 

Video Output: Specifies the video output from your

 

DVD recorder. Choose:

 

S-Video

 

Component

 

Progressive

 

Auto-sleep: Specifies the amount of time you want your

 

DVD recorder to wait before turning off automatically.

 

Choose:

 

Off

 

30 minutes

 

60 minutes

 

90 minutes

 

120 minutes

 

 

 

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Using the Setup menu

 

 

 

Setup submenu

Options

 

 

 

Playback

Aspect ratio: Adjusts the screen width. Choose:

 

16:9 Wide

 

4:3 Pan

 

4:4 L.Box

 

Menu: Selects the language foron-screenDVD menus.

 

The disc must have multiple languages for this option to

 

work.

 

Audio: Selects the audio language for disc playback.

 

The disc must have multiple languages for this option to

 

work.

 

Subtitle: Selects the subtitle language for disc playback.

 

The disc must have subtitles for this option to work.

 

Parental: Sets rating restrictions for the type of content

 

you can view on a DVD if the DVD is rated. You can

 

select 8=Adult, 7=NC-17,6=R,5=PG-R,4=PG-13,

 

3=PG, 2=G, 1=Kid Safe, and Off.

 

You must enter a password to change this option.

 

Password: Sets a password.

 

Slide Time: Sets the time interval for displaying JPEG

 

files in a slideshow. Choose from 3 to 99 seconds.

 

VCD PBC: Turns Play Back Control (PBC) for SCD and

 

SVCD on and off.

 

 

 

Record

Record Quality: Specifies the compression ratio which

 

affects the playback quality. Choose:

 

HQ (1 HR)

 

SP (2 HR)

 

EP (4 HR)

 

SLP (6 HR)

 

Chapter Mark: Sets the interval of chapterauto-insertion

 

while recording. Choose from 2 to 15 minutes.

 

 

 

Audio

Digital Output: Specifies the type of digital output.

 

Choose:

 

PCM–enablesdigital audio output with PCM data.

 

Bitstream–enablesdigital audio output with encoded

 

 

data

 

DTS Out: Turns Digital Theater System (DTS) output on

 

and off. Choose:

 

On

 

Off

 

 

 

 

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Setup submenu

Options

 

 

TV Tuner

TV Signal: Specifies the type of TV signal. Choose:

 

Antenna

 

Cable

Country: Specifies the country where your TV signal originates.

Scan: Scans your TV signal for available channels. You must scan for channels if you want to use the

DVD recorder remote control to change channels.

Fine: Fine tunes the TV signal.

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Troubleshooting 4

Read this chapter to learn how to:

Troubleshoot common problems

Contact Gateway Technical Support

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Disc

The disc does not play.

Make sure that there is a disc in the tray.

If you are using the remote control, make sure that the batteries are inserted correctly. If the batteries are inserted correctly, they may not have a charge. Replace the batteries.

If the disc has two playable sides, make sure that the side you want to play is facing down in the tray.

The disc may be warped and unplayable.

The region code on the DVD may not be Region 1 (North America).

Moisture may have condensed inside the recorder. Remove the DVD and leave the recorder turned on for about half an hour to eliminate the condensation.

Power

The recorder does not have power.

Make sure that the AC power cord is plugged securely into the wall outlet.

Make sure that the Power button on the front of the recorder is pressed in.

Remote control

The remote control does not work.

Point the remote control directly at the sensor on the front of the recorder.

Remove any obstacles between the remote control and the recorder.

Move closer to the recorder when using the remote control.

Make sure that the batteries are inserted correctly.

Replace the batteries.

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Sound

Sound

No sound plays while playing media through the recorder.

Make sure that all audio cables are securely plugged in.

If any audio or speaker cables are damaged, replace them.

Make sure that the volume is turned up on your TV.

Make sure that the recorder’s audio settings match your TV and audio system settings.

The recorder may be in Pause, Slow Motion, or Fast Forward/Fast Reverse mode. Press the button on the remote control to return to normal playback mode.

I keep hearing a loud hum or noise.

Make sure that all components in your audio system are securely plugged in.

Make sure that you keep your audio system’s cables away from a transformer or motor and that you keep them at least 10 feet away from a TV or fluorescent lights.

The plugs and jacks may be dirty. Unplug them, then wipe them clean with a cloth slightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol.

Clean the DVD.

TV

No picture appears on my TV.

Make sure that the video cables are securely plugged into the recorder and the TV.

Make sure that you have made only one video connection. If you are using S-Videoor component video, make sure that you have not plugged in the yellow video connector on the composite audio/video cable.

If the video cables are damaged, replace them.

Make sure that the TV System option in the Setup menu is set correctly.

Make sure that video is set to the correct mode. Press the Source button on the remote control until a picture is visible.

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The picture on my TV has a lot of static, or “noise”

Make sure that the disc is not dirty or flawed.

Make sure that the video cable is connected correctly and securely.

Make sure that the TV system type is set correctly in the Setup menu. NTSC is usually used in the United States. For more information, see“System” on page 46.

If the picture output from your recorder goes through your VCR to get to your TV, the copy-protectionsignal used on some DVDs could diminish the picture quality. Try connecting the recorder directly to the TV. If you still experience problems, try connecting your recorder to your TV’sS-Videoinput.

If your TV has more than one type of video connection, try a different type connection.

The DVD picture does not fill the screen on my standard television.

Change the aspect ratio. For more information, see “Playback” on page 47.

If the picture does not change, the disc’s aspect ratio may be fixed and cannot be adjusted.

Getting help

If the troubleshooting information in this chapter does not solve your problem, contact Gateway Technical Support at 800-846-2301,Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time.

TDD technical support (for the hearing impaired) is available weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time and weekends from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.

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Specifications A

Read this chapter to learn about specifications for your

DVD recorder.

The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Appendix A:

Supported media types (read only) DVD-R/RW,DVD+R/RW,DVD-ROM,CD-R/RW,CD-ROM

CONTENT FORMAT SUPPORTED:

DVD-Video

DVD+VR (DVD+VR format is compatible withDVD-Videoin most cases)

Video CD

Super VCD

Audio CD

MP3 CD (Maximum number of files recognizable is

 

5000 files with a compression rate between 32 kbps

 

and 320 kbps.)

 

JPEG CD (Maximum number of pictures recognizable

 

is 5000 files with a resolution between 320x240 and

 

5760x3840 pixels. Sub sampling is 4:2:2 or 4:2:0)

 

 

Supported recordable discs

DVD+R (DVD+VR format)

 

DVD+RW (DVD+VR format)

 

 

Video recording quality

Modes:

 

HQ: 1 hour with 9.5 Mpbs bit rate. MPEG2 encoding.

 

NTSC–720× 480,PAL/SECAM–720× 576

 

SP: 2 hours with 5.1 Mpbs bit rate. MPEG2 encoding.

 

NTSC–720× 480,PAL/SECAM–720× 576

 

EP: 4 hours with 2.5 Mpbs bit rate. MPEG2 encoding.

 

NTSC–352× 480,PAL/SECAM–352× 576

 

SLP: 6 hours with 1.7 Mpbs bit rate. MPEG1 encoding.

 

NTSC–352× 240,PAL/SECAM–352× 288

 

 

Video format

MPEG1 for DVD+VR, DVD-Video,SVCD

 

MPEG2 for DVD+R, VCD

 

 

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TV Standard and video resolution

Scan frequency: 60 Hz (NTSC) 50 Hz (PAL/SECAM)

 

Number of lines: 525 (NTSC) 625 (PAL/SECAM)

 

DVD-Video:

 

Horizontal resolution: 720 pixels (NTSC) 720 pixels

 

(PAL/SECAM)

 

Vertical resolution: 480 lines (NTSC) 576 lines

 

(PAL/SECAM)

 

SVCD:

 

Horizontal resolution: 480 pixels (NTSC) 480 pixels

 

(PAL/SECAM)

 

Vertical resolution: 480 lines (NTSC) 576 lines

 

(PAL/SECAM)

 

VCD:

 

Horizontal resolution: 352 pixels (NTSC) 352 pixels

 

(PAL/SECAM)

 

Vertical resolution: 240 lines (NTSC) 288 lines

 

(PAL/SECAM)

 

 

Video performance

DA converter:10-bit/54MHz

 

Composite output: 1 Vpp 75 Ohm

 

S-Videooutput:

 

Y=1 Vpp 75 Ohm

 

C=0.3 Vpp 75 Ohm

 

Component video output:

 

Y= 1 Vpp 75 Ohm

 

P2=0.7 Vpp 75 Ohm

 

P1=0.7 Vpp 75 Ohm

Audio format

Dolby Digital:(AC3)Multi-channel

 

DTS:Multi-channel

 

MPEG1:2-channel

 

MPEG2: Multichannel

 

PCM:2-channel

 

 

Audio performance

DA converter:24-bit/192KHz

 

AD converter:24bit

 

Signal-Noise(1 kHz): 90 dB

 

Dynamic range (1 kHz): 60 dB

 

Channel Separation (1 kHz): 60 dB

 

Total harmonic distortion (1 kHz): 65 dB

 

 

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Tuner format

Signal: UHF/VHF/CATV

 

System: NTSC

 

 

Connections

Front panel:

 

Video input: RCA jack (yellow)

 

Audio L/R input: RCA jacks (white/red)

 

IEEE 1394 input: Mini jack

 

Back panel:

 

Video input: RCA jack (yellow)

 

Audio L/R input: RCA jacks (white/red)

 

S-Video input:4-pinMini DIN

 

Video output: RCA jack (yellow)

 

Audio L/R output: RCA jacks (white/red)

 

S-Video output:4-pinMini DIN

 

Component/Progressive Scan output: Y, Pb, Pr

 

(Green/Blue/Red)

 

Digital audio output: Coaxial and Optical

 

 

Power supply

AC 100~240V, 50 Hz/60 Hz

 

 

Power consumption

36 W

 

 

Operating temperature

+35°F to +104°F (+5°C to +40°C)

 

 

Operating humidity

5% to 80% RH

 

 

Dimensions

16.5 × 2.6 × 10.6 inches (42 × 66 × 269 mm)

 

 

Weight

8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)

 

 

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Safety,

Regulatory, and B

Legal Information

Regulatory compliance statements

United States of America

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15

This device 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.

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Appendix B:

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 or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and 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:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver

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

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

Compliance Accessories: The accessories associated with this equipment are: shielded video cable. These accessories are required to be used in order to ensure compliance with FCC rules.

Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your authority to operate the product.

FCC declaration of conformity

Responsible party:

Gateway Companies, Inc.

610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049

(605) 232-2000Fax: (605)232-2023

Product:

AR-230

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product 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.

Canada

Industry Canada (IC)

Unintentional emitter per ICES-003

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.

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Laser safety statement

All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as “Class 1 Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service location.

Warning Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent exposure to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure of a CD or DVD drive.

Macrovision statement

If your computer has a DVD drive and an analog TV Out port, the following paragraph applies:

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.

California Proposition 65 Warning

Warning This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or reproductive harm.

Television antenna connectors protection (for systems fitted with TV/cable TV tuner cards)

External television antenna grounding

If an outside antenna or cable system is to be connected to your Gateway PC, make sure that the antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges.

Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPSA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-inwire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

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Appendix B:

Lightning protection

For added protection of any Gateway product during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug the product from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.

Power lines

Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it could fall into such power lines or circuits.

Warning When installing or realigning an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits. Contact with them could be fatal.

 

7

 

6

 

5

 

4

 

3

1

2

 

Antenna and satellite grounding

 

 

Reference

Grounding component

 

 

1

Electric service equipment

 

 

2

Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250, Part H)

 

 

3

Ground clamps

 

 

4

Grounding conductors (NEC Section 810-21)

 

 

5

Antenna discharge unit (NEC Section 810-20)

 

 

6

Ground clamp

 

 

7

Antenna lead-inwire

 

 

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Notices

Copyright © 2003 Gateway, Inc.

All Rights Reserved

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All Rights Reserved

This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway.

The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.

In the interest of continued product development, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.

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