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Gateway DVD Recorder

user'sguide

AR-230

 

 

 

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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A

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

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

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Checking Out

YourRecorderDVD 1

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-Video with the regional code 1 (North America)

DVD-R/RW recorded in DVD-Video format and finalized

DVD+R/RW recorded in DVD-Video format 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-RW discs 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 contain high-quality gold cables of various lengths, including:

RCA audio cable

RCA component video cable

RCA composite video cable

S-Video cable

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-serviceable parts 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-ventilated area 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-Link Line 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-Line jack

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-side up.

 

 

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-Video In

Plug an external S-Video device, 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-Video Out

Plug an S-Video TV into these jacks. An S-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-Video is 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-frame on a DVD

 

 

 

or video CD. Press the

button to return to normal

 

 

 

playback mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Play

Starts disc playback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast-forward/reverse

Fast-forwards or fast-reverses through 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 and sub-options and selects

 

 

 

disc titles, chapters and tracks.

 

 

 

The , , , or button highlights Setup options and

 

 

 

sub-options and 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-white and color. Text

 

displayed on-screen through 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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