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Operating Instructions

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Audio Multi-channel Receiver Subwoofer

Satellite Speaker

HDD/DVD Recorder

Accessory Box

SX-LX70SW SSP-LX70ST SDVR-LX70D AS-LX70

HDD/DVD Recorder Home Cinema System

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.

Please read through these operating instructions so that you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them in a safe place for future reference.

IMPORTANT

CAUTION

RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK

DO NOT OPEN

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.

CAUTION:

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

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.

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WARNING

This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire or shock hazard, do not place any container filled with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain or moisture.

Operating Environment

Operating environment temperature and humidity: +5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH (cooling vents not blocked)

Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or strong artificial light)

This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.

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WARNING

Before plugging in for the first time, read the following section carefully.

The voltage of the available power supply differs according to country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the area where this unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V or 120 V) written on the ear face.

WARNING

To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the equipment.

WARNING

To prevent injury, the receiver subwoofer must be securely attached to the floor in accordance with this operating instructions.

CAUTION

This product is a class 1 laser product, but this product contains a laser diode higher than Class 1. To ensure continued safety, do not remove any covers or attempt to gain access to the inside of the product. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.

The following caution label appears on your unit. Location: inside of the HDD/DVD Recorder

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If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make sure it is properly disposed of after removal.

The equipment should be disconnected by removing the mains plug from the wall socket when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

CAUTION

The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not completely shut off all power from the AC outlet. Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore, make sure the unit has been installed so that the power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard, the power cord should also be unplugged from the AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time (for example, when on vacation).

This product is for general household purposes. Any failure due to use for other than household purposes (such as long-term use for business purposes in a restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which requires repair will be charged for even during the warranty period.

VENTILATION CAUTION

When installing this unit, make sure to leave space around the unit for ventilation to improve heat radiation (at least 10 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and 10 cm at each side).

WARNING

Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product, and to protect it from overheating. To prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers, table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the equipment on thick carpet or a bed.

POWER-CORD CAUTION

Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other cords. The power cords should be routed such that they are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement.

If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.

Private households in the member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).

For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.

By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential negative effects on the environment and human health.

Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel.

IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG

This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.

Check for the ASTA mark

or the BSI mark

on the body of the fuse.

If the plug contains a removable fuse cover, you must ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced. If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a replacement cover is obtained. A replacement fuse cover can be obtained from your local dealer.

If the fitted moulded plug is unsuitable for your socket outlet, then the fuse shall be removed and the plug cut off and disposed of safely. There is a danger of severe electrical shock if the cut off plug is inserted into any 13 amp socket.

If a new plug is to be fitted, please observe the wiring code as shown below. If in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

IMPORTANT: The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue : Neutral Brown : Live

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows ;

The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.

The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.

How to replace the fuse: Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver and replace the fuse.

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Section One

Contents

Section One

What’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

01 Speaker Setup Guide

Safety precautions when setting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Home theater sound setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Standard surround setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Front surround setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Preparing the speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Using the supplied speaker bases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 When not using the supplied speaker bases . . . . . . 7 Connect the speaker system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Additional notes on speaker placement . . . . . . . . . . . 7

02 Connecting up

Receiver subwoofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Side panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Back of display unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 HDD/DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Rear panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Front panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Basic connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

03 Controls and displays

Display unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 HDD/DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Common Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Inserting a CA module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Operating the receiver subwoofer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Operating the built-in FM/AM tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Operating the supplied HDD/DVD Recorder . . . . . 20 Operating Pioneer plasma televisions and TVs . . . . 22 Operating a Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player. . . . . . . . . 24 Operating a Pioneer DVD player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Putting the batteries in the remote control . . . . . . . . 26

Using the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

04 Before you start

Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Setting up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Basic operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Operating the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using the LCD touch screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Watching a DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Listening to a CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Watching a title recorded on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . 29

Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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05 Getting started

Using the Auto MCACC setup for optimal

surround sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

06 Listening to your system

Effective Sound (for optimum sound) . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Auto listening mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Listening in surround sound. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Dolby Pro Logic II Music settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Center image setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Using Advanced Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Using Front Stage Surround Advance . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Listening in stereo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Genre Sync Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Using the Sound Retriever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Listening with MCACC Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Using Midnight, Loudness and

Quiet listening modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Adjusting the bass and treble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Adjusting sound delay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

07 Listening to the radio

Listening to the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Improving poor FM reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Improving poor AM sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Changing the noise cut mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Memorizing stations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Listening to station presets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Using RDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Displaying RDS information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Searching for RDS programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

08 Surround sound settings

Using the Sound Setup menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Channel level setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Speaker distance setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Dynamic Range Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Dual mono setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Using the Virtual Surround Back mode . . . . . . . . . 39

LFE Attenuate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Adjusting the channel levels using the test tone. . . . 39

09 Other connections

Connecting auxiliary components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Connecting for digital audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Connecting an analog audio component . . . . . . . . 40

Connecting an iPod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Listening to an external audio source . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Connecting external antennas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 About control out connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 HDMI mode setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 About HDMI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

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10 HDMI Control

Making the HDMI Control connections . . . . . . . . . . 44

Setting the HDMI options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Setting the HDMI Control mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Setting the Auto Delay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Audio input settings from Plasma televisions

(TV Input). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Before using synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Synchronized amp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Synchronized amp mode operations . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Canceling synchronized amp mode. . . . . . . . . . . . 46

11 Additional information

Dimming the display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Setting the sleep timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Setting up the remote to control your TV . . . . . . . . . 47

TV Preset code list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Resetting the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Installation and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Hints on installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Surround sound formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Dolby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 DTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Tuner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Displayed Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Section Two

Operating instructions for HDD/DVD Recorder (SDVR-LX70D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

What’s in the box

Please confirm that the following items are all supplied.

Accessory box (AS-LX70):

Remote control (page 18)

AA/LR6 alkaline batteries x4 (page 26)

Power cords x2 (page 13)

Display unit (page 16)

AM loop antenna (page 11)

FM wire antenna (page 11)

Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup) (page 30)

HDMI cables x2 (page 13, 42, 44)

Control cable (page 13)

Display cable (page 11)

Optical digital cable (page 13)

iPod cable (page 41)

G-LINK™ cable (page 63)

RF antenna cables x2 (page 13)

These operating instructions

Warranty card

Receiver subwoofer (SX-LX70SW) box:

• Cleaning cloth

Speakers (SSP-LX70ST) box:

Speakers (front/center x2, surround x2) (page 6, 11)

Speaker cables x6 (page 11)

Speaker bases x4 (page 6)

Non-skid pads x16 (page 6, 7)

Screws x4 (page 7)

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Chapter 1

Speaker Setup Guide

Safety precautions when setting up

When assembling the speakers, lay them down flat on their side to avoid accidents or injury. Make sure to use a stable surface when assembling, setting up, and placing the speakers.

Home theater sound setup

Depending on the size and characteristics of your room, you can place your speakers in one of two ways using this system.

Standard surround setup

This is a standard multichannel surround sound speaker setup for optimal 5.1 channel home theater sound.

Front/center (L)

Front/center (R)

Receiver subwoofer

Listening position

Surround (L)

Surround (R)

Front surround setup

This setup is ideal when rear surround speaker placement isn’t possible or you want to avoid running long speaker cables in your listening area. Use this setup together with the Front Stage Surround Advance modes in page 33.

Surround (L)

Surround (R)

Front/center (L)

Front/center (R)

Receiver subwoofer

Listening position

Preparing the speakers

This unit comes with speaker bases that can be used to adjust the speakers to the design of the room in which they are placed.

Using the supplied speaker bases

1 Attach the non-skid pads to the speaker bases, as shown below.

Use the adhesive side of the pads to attach them to the base of each speaker base.

Non-skid pads x 16

Each speaker base

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2 Attach the speaker bases.

Place the speaker atop a supplied speaker base, and fix the base in place by using one of the supplied screws.

The supplied speaker bases come in two different shapes. You can determine the correct base for a speaker by checking if the screw’s location lines up correctly when the speaker is placed atop the base. (There are specific bases for the front/center (L) and surround speaker (R), and for the front/center (R) and surround speaker (L), with two of each type included.)

Speaker

Screw

Speaker base

When not using the supplied speaker bases

• Attach the non-skid pads to the base of each of the front/center and surround speakers (as shown).

Use the adhesive side of the pads to attach them to the base of each speaker.

Non-skid pads x 16

Front/center and surround speakers

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Connect the speaker system

Refer to Connecting up to connect the speakers properly. After connecting everything, place the speakers as shown in the diagram above for optimal surround sound. After placing the speakers, run the Auto MCACC setup (page 30) to complete your surround sound setup.

Additional notes on speaker placement

Install the main front left and right speakers at an equal distance from the TV.

When using the Standard surround setup, install the surround speakers slightly above ear level for optimum effect.

When using the Front surround setup, separate the left and right speakers by about 1.5 m for optimum effect.

Precautions:

Do not place the speaker on an unstable surface, as doing so may cause the speaker to fall and cause damage or bodily injury.

All speakers supplied with this system are magnetically shielded. However, depending on the installation location, colour distortion may occur if a speaker is installed extremely close to the screen of a television set. If this happens, turn the power switch of the television set OFF, and turn it ON after 15 min to 30 min. If the problem persists, place the speaker system away from the television set.

For safety, make sure that there is no exposed bare speaker wire outside of the speaker terminals.

Do not connect the supplied speakers with any other amplifier. This may result in malfunction or fire.

Do not connect any speakers other than those supplied to this system.

The speaker system grill cannot be removed. Do not try to forcibly remove it since doing so may damage the grille.

When cleaning the cabinet, use the provided cleaning cloth.

Do not allow alcohol, thinner, benzene, or insecticides to come into contact with the surface, since finish discoloration may occur.

Also, when using chemically impregnated cleaning cloths, follow their precautions carefully.

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02 Connecting up

Chapter 2

Connecting up

Receiver subwoofer

 

HDMI

 

 

 

 

OUT IN 3

IN 2

IN 1

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

Rear panel

 

Side panel

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

OUT

IN 3

IN 2

IN 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

OUT 1 OUT 2

 

AM LOOP

 

 

 

IN 1 IN 2

 

 

 

 

CONTROL

OPTICAL

FM

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

UNBAL 75

 

 

SYSTEM

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Rear panel

1 HDMI OUT connector

Connect to a television that has an HDMI terminal.

2 HDMI IN connectors (x3)

Use high-quality audio/video connection with compatible HDMI devices. Connect the included HDD/DVD recorder to HDMI IN 1.

To select this input, choose HDMI 1 to HDMI 3.

3 SYSTEM connector

Connect to the display unit.

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R

R

L

L

R

L

 

R

FRONT

CENTER

FRONT

SURROUND SUBWOOFER

AC IN

ANALOG

SPEAKERS (8 )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

9

10

4 CONTROL OUT jacks (x2)

Connect the supplied HDD/DVD recorder to the CONTROL OUT 1 jack with the supplied control cable. You can connect another component to the other Control Out jack.

5 DIGITAL OPTICAL IN jacks (x2)

To listen to optical digital audio, change the input to

Digital 1 or Digital 2.

When the digital output jacks of your TV are connected to these jacks, set ‘TV Input’ (see page 46).

6AM LOOP antenna terminal

7FM antenna socket

Side panel

There is a cover over the connectors on the side panel.

A.When making connections, lift the two hooks and remove the cover.

B.Once connections are finished, line up the three positions and place the cover back in its original position.

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8 ANALOG AUDIO IN jacks

Handle sound from an external component by using stereo audio code. To listen to analog audio, change the input to Analog.

When the analog output jacks of your TV are connected to these jacks, set ‘TV Input’ (see page 46).

9 SPEAKERS terminals

Match the colours of the speaker cords to their respective connectors.

10 AC IN – Power inlet

Important

• You must connect the supplied HDD/DVD recorder with a control cable. If not, the HDD/DVD recorder may not operate properly.

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Back of display unit

 

 

DISPLAY UNIT

SYSTEM

iPod

MCACC

F.AUDIO

SETUP MIC

 

1

2

3

4

1 SYSTEM connector

Connect to the receiver subwoofer.

2 F.AUDIO input

To listen to audio from an external component, connect with a stereo mini-plug cable. Once connected, the input automatically changes to Front Audio In.

3 iPod input terminal

Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio source.

When you connect an iPod, the input automatically changes to iPod.

4 MCACC SETUP MIC jack

Use to connect the supplied microphone for the Auto MCACC setup (see page 30).

HDD/DVD Recorder

Rear panel Front panel

ANTENNA

 

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

AUDIO OUT

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

 

HDMI OUT

COAXIAL

G-LINK

CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

 

OUT

IN

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

 

5 V

30 mA

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Rear panel

1 ANTENNA IN (RF IN)/OUT

Connect your TV antenna to the ANTENNA IN (RF IN) jack. The signal is passed through to the ANTENNA OUT jack for connection to your TV.

2AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) AV connector

Audio/video input/output SCART-type AV connector for connecting to a VCR, or other equipment with a SCART connector. The input accepts video, S-Video and RGB.

See AV2/L1 In on page 155 for how to set this up.

3AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector

Audio/video output SCART-type AV connector for connecting to a TV or other equipment with a SCART connector. The video output is switchable between video, S-Video and RGB. See AV1 Out on page 154 for how to set this up.

4 G-LINK™

Use to connect the supplied G-LINK™ cable to enable

GUIDE Plus+® to control an external satellite receiver, etc.

5 CONTROL IN

Connect to the CONTROL OUT 1 jack of the receiver subwoofer.

AC IN

DV IN

 

USB

10

11

12

9

6 ANTENNA (DIGITAL) IN/OUT

Connect your DTV antenna to the ANTENNA (DIGITAL) IN jack. The signal is passed through to the ANTENNA (DIGITAL) OUT jack for connection to your TV.

7 HDMI OUT

Connect to the HDMI IN 1 jack of the receiver subwoofer.

8 DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL)

Coaxial digital audio jack for connecting to Dolby Digital/ DTS/MPEG decoder or other equipment with a digital input.

9 AC IN – Power inlet

Front panel

On the front panel there is a flip-down cover that hides more connections.

10 DV IN

A DV input i.LINK connector, suitable for connecting a DV camcorder.

11 USB port (Type B)

USB port for connecting a PictBridge-compatible printer or PC.

12 USB port (Type A)

USB port for connecting a digital camera, keyboard or other USB device.

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Basic connections

Receiver subwoofer

Display unit

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

OUT IN 3 IN 2

IN 1

 

 

DISPLAY UNIT

 

SYSTEM

iPod

MCACC

 

 

F.AUDIO

SETUP MIC

 

 

 

SYSTEM

 

 

INPUT

 

 

 

 

Rear panel

Side panel

1

ANTENNA

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

 

 

R

R L

L

R

L

 

SYSTEM

 

R

 

 

FRONT

CENTER

FRONT

SURROUND SUB

Display cable

 

 

 

 

 

FM

 

ANALOG

SPEAKERS (8 )

 

 

 

 

UNBAL 75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO IN

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AM loop antenna

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CL

FL

FR

CR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front/center

 

 

 

Front/center

 

FM antenna

speaker (L)

 

 

 

speaker (R)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening position

 

 

 

 

 

 

Surround

 

 

 

Surround

 

 

 

speaker (L)

 

 

 

speaker (R)

 

 

SL

 

 

SR

 

 

 

 

Important

When connecting this system or changing connections, be sure to switch power off and disconnect the power cord from the wall socket. After completing all connections, connect the power cords to the wall socket.

WARNING

Pioneer bears no responsibility for accidents resulting from faulty assembly or installation, insufficient mounting strength of walls, mounting fixtures (or other building fixtures), misuse or natural disasters.

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1 Connect the display unit to the receiver subwoofer.

Plug the display cable into the connector on the rear of the display unit, then plug the other end of the display cable into SYSTEM connector on the receiver subwoofer.

Caution

• Do not attempt to attach the display unit to the wall.

2 Assemble the AM loop antenna.

a

b

c

a.Bend the stand in the direction indicated by the arrow.

b.Clip the loop onto the stand.

c.If you want to fix to a wall or other surface, perform step b after first securing the stand with screws.

It is recommended that you determine the reception strength before securing the stand with the screws.

3Connect the AM and FM antennas1.

a.Connect one wire of the AM loop antenna to each AM antenna terminal2.

For each terminal, press down on the tab to open; insert the wire, then release to secure.

2

3

1

b.Push the FM antenna3 plug onto the center pin of the FM antenna socket.

4Connect each speaker.

Each speaker cable has a colour-coded connector at one end and two wires at the other end.

Colour-coded wire (Connect to speaker)

Colour-coded connector (Connect to receiver subwoofer)

• Twist and pull off the protective shields on each wire.

Connect the wires to the speaker. Each speaker in the illustration can be identified by means of the colourcoded indicator provided on the rear-surface model label. Match the colour-coded wire with the colour indicator on the model label, then insert the colourcoded wire into the red (+) side and the other wire into the black () side.

Black (–) Red (+)

Colour-coded wire

Connect the other end to the colour-coded speaker terminals on the side of the receiver subwoofer. Make sure to insert completely.

Be careful when inserting the speaker plug, as it must be inserted in the proper direction when being plugged into one of the terminals. Please make sure to connect correctly.

Note

1 • Keep antenna cables away from other cables, the display unit, receiver subwoofer and HDD/DVD recorder.

If reception with the supplied antenna is poor, see Improving poor FM reception and Improving poor AM sound on page 35 or Connecting external antennas on page 42.

Do not attach any antenna other than the provided loop antenna, or an external antenna as described on page 43.

2 • Don’t let it come into contact with metal objects and avoid placing near computers, television sets or other electrical appliances.

If radio reception is poor, you may be able improve it by re-inserting each antenna wire into the opposite terminal.

For best reception, do not untwist the AM loop antenna wires or wrap them around the loop antenna.

3 To ensure optimum reception, make sure the FM antenna is fully extended and not coiled or hanging at the rear of the unit.

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Antenna wall outlet

 

 

Antenna wall outlet or

 

 

 

 

indoor antenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

RF antenna cable

 

RF antenna cable

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

ANTENNA

 

 

IN

 

(DIGITAL) IN

 

8

IN

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

AUDIO OUT

 

 

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

 

AC IN

 

 

 

HDMI OUT

COAXIAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

G-LINK CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

 

 

OUT

IN

 

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

5 V

30 mA

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

CONTROL

HDMI

HDD/DVD Recorder

OUT

IN

OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Receiver subwoofer

Rear panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side panel

OUT

IN 3

HDMI

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2

IN 1

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUT 1 OUT 2

 

 

AM LOOP

 

 

 

 

IN 1

IN 2

 

R

 

 

 

CONTROL

OPTICAL

 

 

 

 

FM

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

UNBAL 75

ANALOG

 

 

SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

AUDIO IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

From digital audio

 

 

 

From Audio output

 

 

 

output (optical)

 

 

 

To HDMI input

RF antenna cable

To Antenna in

TV

 

-

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Caution

These speaker terminals carry HAZARDOUS LIVE voltage. To prevent the risk of electric shock when connecting or disconnecting the speaker cables, disconnect the power cord before touching any uninsulated parts.

Do not connect any speakers other than those supplied to this system.

Do not connect the supplied speakers to any amplifier other than the one supplied with this system. Connection to any other amplifier may result in malfunction or fire.

After connecting the plugs, pull lightly on the cables to make sure that the ends of the cables are securely connected to the terminals. Poor connections can create noise and interruptions in the sound.

If the cables’ wires happen to be pushed out of the terminals, allowing the wires to come into contact with each other, it places an excessive additional load on the amp. This may cause the amp to stop functioning, and may even damage the amp.

5 Connect the HDD/DVD recorder to the receiver subwoofer.

a.Plug the control cable into the CONTROL OUT 1 jack on the side of the receiver subwoofer.

Plug the other end of the cable into the CONTROL IN jack on the rear of the HDD/DVD recorder.

b.Plug the HDMI cable into the HDMI IN 1 jack on the rear of the receiver subwoofer.

Plug the other end of the cable into the HDMI OUT jack on the rear of the HDD/DVD recorder.

Note that unless the control cable is connected, you can’t use the remote control with the HDD/DVD recorder.

6Connect the receiver subwoofer to your TV.

Connect the HDMI OUT jack on receiver subwoofer to an HDMI input on your TV.

You can have audio from the receiver subwoofer, as well as audio and video from the HDD/DVD recorder, output to your TV by connecting with a single HDMI cable.

7Connect an audio cable from your TV to the receiver subwoofer.

To listen to TV audio on this unit, you must connect the TV’s audio output to an audio input jack on this unit. You can connect by either a digital (optical) or analog audio cable. For digital audio, connect to DIGITAL OPTICAL IN 1 on the receiver subwoofer. To use the HDMI Control function when you are connected to a supported Pioneer plasma television, you must connect via HDMI.

You must first set ‘TV Input’ to switch the audio from a plasma television with the HDMI Control function or to switch the input source of this unit to TV audio and operate your TV with the supplied remote control. For more information, see Operating Pioneer plasma televisions and TVs on page 22 and Audio input settings from Plasma televisions (TV Input) on

page 46.

8Connect a TV antenna.

Connect the TV antenna from your TV to the HDD/DVD recorder. See Connecting a TV antenna on page 62 to connect the antenna.

9Connect the power cord.1

Connect each power cord to the AC inlet on the HDD/ DVD recorder and the receiver subwoofer. Connect each power cord to a wall socket in the following order: 1. HDD/DVD recorder 2. Receiver subwoofer 3. TV.

Run the cords that are connected to the side panel of the receiver subwoofer over the back side of the unit, and replace the cover on the side panel.

Note

1 • Do not use any power cord other than the one supplied with this system.

Do not use the supplied power cord for any purpose other than connecting to this system.

After connecting this unit to an AC outlet, a 15-second initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during initialization. The HDMI indicator on the display unit blinks during initialization, and you can turn this unit on once it has stopped blinking.

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Controls and displays

Display unit

1 2 3

Top buttons

4

5

6

7

1 STANDBY/ON

Press to switch the receiver subwoofer on/into standby.

2 INPUT SELECTOR (page 40)

Press repeatedly to select one of the external audio inputs (HDMI 1 to HDMI 3, Digital 1, Digital 2, Analog, iPod or Front Audio In).

3VOL +/– buttons

Use to adjust the volume.

4POWER ON indicator (Blue)

5Front panel display

See below for details.

6IR remote sensor (page 26)

7HDMI indicator (Red)

Lights when this receiver subwoofer is connected to

HDMI (HDCP) compatible component.

Also lights during initialization, after you plug this unit into an AC outlet.

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Display

1

2

3

4

5

 

6

7

 

DIRECT STEREO F.S.SURR.

 

LOUDNESS MIDNIGHT DNR

DIALOG

HDMI THROUGH

 

 

ADV.SURR. 2PRO LOGIC

 

QUIET

TONE S.RTRV

MCACC

 

 

2DIGITAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DTS 96/24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DSD PCM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

9

 

 

 

10

11

1 DIRECT

8

Lights when Direct Sound is selected (i.e. Effective Sound is off) (page 31).

2Listening mode indicators

STEREO

Lights when the Stereo mode is selected or when a stereo source is being played back in the Auto listening mode (page 33).

F.S.SURR.

Lights when one of the Front Stage Surround Advance listening modes is selected (page 33).

ADV.SURR.

Lights when one of the Advanced Surround listening modes is selected (page 32).

32 PRO LOGIC II

Lights during Dolby Pro Logic II decoding (page 32).

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4

Sound processing indicators

10

Lights when any of the Loudness, Midnight, Quiet or tone

 

controls feature is selected (page 34).

 

5

S.RTRV

 

Lights when Sound Retriever is active (page 33).

 

6

HDMI THROUGH

 

Lights when HDMI Mode is set to Through Mode.

 

Digital format indicators

2 DIGITAL

Lights during playback of a Dolby Digital source (page 31).

DTS

Lights during playback of a DTS source (page 31).

DTS 96/24

Lights during playback of a DTS 96/24 decoding (page 31).

DSD3PCM

Lights during DSD (Direct Stream Digital) to PCM conversion with SACDs.

PCM

Lights during playback of PCM signals.

Character display

Tuner indicators

Lights when a broadcast is being received.

Lights when a stereo FM broadcast is being received in auto stereo mode.

7 MCACC

Lights when MCACC Effect is switched on (page 34).

Blinks during Auto MCACC Setup (page 30).

Lights when FM mono reception is selected.

Lights when in one of the RDS display or search modes.

11

Lights when sleep timer is active (page 47).

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HDD/DVD Recorder

8

HDD

DVD

EPG

HDMI

Top of the unit

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DV IN

USB

 

OPEN/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAY

STOP

REC

STOP REC

 

 

 

CLOSE

1

2

3

4

5

 

6

7

• The image above represents when the front door is open.

1 STANDBY/ON

Press to switch the recorder on/into standby.

2 Front panel inputs

REC

Press to start recording. Press repeatedly to set the recording time in 30 minute blocks.

See Front panel on page 9 for more information on these.

3 COMMON INTERFACE slot

Slot for CA module and smart card used to decode scrambled D.TV channels. See Common Interface on page 17.

4Disc tray

5OPEN/CLOSE

Press to open/close the disc tray.

6PLAY

Press to start or restart playback.

STOP

Press to stop playback.

STOP REC

Press to stop recording.

7 Front panel display

See Display on page 16 for details.

8HDD indicator

Lights when the hard disk (HDD) is selected.

DVD indicator

Lights when the DVD drive is selected.

EPG indicator

Lights when the EPG data is downloading.

HDMI indicator

Lights when this recorder is connected to HDMI (HDCP) compatible component.

Display

1

2

3

4

5

L

R

 

8

7

6

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

(page 98)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights during playback; blinks when playback is paused.

Lights when a timer recording has been set.

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

(Indicator blinks if the timer has been set to DVD but

Lights when copying.

 

 

there isn’t a recordable disc loaded, or the timer has

3

 

 

 

been set to HDD but the HDD is not recordable.)

 

 

 

 

Lights during recording; blinks when recording is paused.

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NTSC

Lights when the video output signal format is NTSC.

(page 155)

Indicates which channels of a bilingual broadcast are recorded.

VPS/PDC (page 98)

Lights when receiving a VPS/PDC broadcast during a VPS/PDC-enabled timer recording.

5Recording quality indicators (page 95)

XP

Lights when the recording mode is set to XP (high quality).

SP

Lights when the recording mode is set to SP (standard play).

LP/SLP

Lights when the recording mode is set to LP (long play) or SLP (super-long play).

EP/SEP

Lights when the recording mode is set to EP (extended play) or SEP (super-extended play).

MN

Lights when the recording mode is set to MN (manual recording level) mode.

6Character display

7R/RW

Lights when a recordable DVD-R or DVD-RW disc is loaded.

8PL (page 118)

Lights when a VR mode disc is loaded and the recorder is in Play List mode.

V

Lights when an unfinalized Video mode disc is loaded.

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Common Interface

To receive scrambled D.TV channels you will need a CA module and smart card provided by your service provider.

Different CA modules support different encryption systems. This recorder is designed to work with modules that support the DVB standard. Contact your service provider to obtain the right kind of CA module.

Note that neither CA modules nor smart cards are supplied or sold by Pioneer.

Inserting a CA module

The Common Interface card slot is located on the inside of the cover of the recorder’s front panel.

1 Push down on the PUSH OPEN tab to access the Common Interface.

2 Insert the CA module into the card slot as far as it will go.

The Common Interface card slot accepts Type I and Type II PC Cards (PCMCIA cards).

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Remote control

For more information on using the remote control, see Operating the remote control on page 28.

Operating the receiver subwoofer

This section explains how to operate the remote control for the receiver subwoofer. Note that the controls change when you have chosen the input function for separate connected devices, such as an HDD/DVD recorder.

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

TV

 

1

 

 

 

3

 

CTRL

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

4

1

2

3

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM/AM

 

 

LINE

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

 

 

 

 

 

MENU

 

 

RETURN

9

8

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

GUIDE

 

 

INFO

 

10

RCV

 

VOL

MUTE

12

 

 

 

 

11

 

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

1 RECEIVER

Switches the receiver subwoofer to On/Standby.

2TV

Switches the TV to On/Standby.

TV CTRL

Switches the remote control to the TV operating mode (no effect on the current input source of this unit).

3SOURCE

Switches the power for the selected component to On/ Standby (page 28).

4 Input select buttons

Change the input for this unit. You will also need to press one of these buttons when operating another connected component via this remote control.

HDMI 1 to HDMI 3

Switch input from HDMI 1 to HDMI 3. To operate the HDD/DVD recorder, press the button for the connected input, then press the HDD/DVR button on the LCD touch screen.

TV

Switches to the input selected at TV Input setup (page 46).

FM/AM (page 35)

Switches between FM and AM bands.

LINE (page 41)

Press repeatedly to select one of the receiver subwoofer’s audio inputs (Digital 1, Digital 2,

Analog, iPod or Front Audio In).

5 LCD touch screen

Displays the buttons used to control external components such as a receiver subwoofer, HDD/DVD recorder, plasma television, Blu-ray disc player and DVD player. The current operating mode is displayed at the top of the remote control’s screen.

Although the LCD touch screen disappears if you do not perform any operations for a while, it appears when the screen is touched or a button on the remote control is pressed.

6 Other component button

Use to operate an HDD/DVD recorder or other connected component.

7/ / / (cursor buttons) and ENTER

Use to control receiver functions.

8SETUP

Use to access the menu system for surround sound setup, tuner settings and so on (page 35, 37, 44, 47).

9 RETURN

Use to cancel settings.

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10 RCV

Use to switch to the receiver subwoofer operating mode when this unit is in the other operating modes. Press again to return to the previous operating mode.

11 VOL +/–

Use to adjust the volume of the receiver subwoofer.

12 MUTE

Mutes the sound or restores the sound if it has been muted (adjusting the volume also restores the sound).

LCD touch screen

RECEIVER

13

SURR

ADV.

F.S.

 

SURR

SURR

 

14

GENRE

SOUND

DIRECT

16

 

 

RTRV

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

17

MCACC

TEST

SOUND

19

TONE

20

SLEEP

 

EXIT

21

13SURR

Use to select a Surround mode (page 31).

ADV.SURR

Use to change the audio setting to Pioneer’s original Advanced Surround mode (page 32).

F.S.SURR

Use to select a Front Stage Surround Advance mode (page 33).

14GENRE

Use to listen to audio in Genre Sync mode (page 33). (This button is displayed only when the RECEIVER screen is shown during HDD/DVD recorder operation.)

15 SOUND RTRV

Press to restore CD quality sound to compressed audio sources (page 33).

16 DIRECT

Use to switch on/off the Effective Sound mode (page 33).

17 MCACC

Starts the Auto MCACC setup (page 30).

18 TEST TONE

Use to output the test tone (for speaker setup) (page 39).

19 SOUND

Press to access the sound menu, from which you can adjust bass and treble, etc.

20 SLEEP

Press to set the sleep timer (page 47).

21 EXIT

Cancel settings and exit the RECEIVER screen.

Operating the built-in FM/AM tuner

 

TOP MENU

MENU

 

DISC

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

1

 

 

 

HOME

 

2

MENU

RETURN

SETUP

3

1/ / / (cursor buttons) and ENTER

Use to control FM/AM tuner functions.

2SETUP

Use to access the menu system or tuner settings.

3 RETURN

Use to cancel settings.

LCD touch screen

FM/AM

1 2 3

4 4 5 6

7 8 9

5 DISP 0 CLEAR

6

-

TUNE

+

 

7

-

ST

+

 

4Number buttons

Use to directly choose a preset radio station.

CLEAR

Press to clear an entry and start again.

5DISP

Use to display RDS information (page 36).

6 TUNE +/–

Use to find radio frequencies.

7 ST +/–

Use to select a station preset.

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Operating the supplied HDD/DVD Recorder

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

TV

 

1

 

 

CTRL

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

3

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

4

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

 

 

 

 

6

MENU

 

 

RETURN

7

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

9

GUIDE

 

 

INFO

10

 

 

 

 

1 SOURCE

Switches the power for the HDD/DVD recorder to On/Standby.

2 PAGE </>

Switch between pages on the LCD touch screen when multiple pages are present.

3 TOP MENU (page 104) / DISC NAVIGATOR

(page 106, 118)

Press to display the top menu if a DVD-Video or finalized DVD-R/-RW (Video) disc is loaded, or the Disc Navigator screen.

4 MENU (page 104)

Press to display the disc menu if a DVD-Video, finalized DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or finalized DVD+R/+RW disc is loaded.

When in the GUIDE Plus+® system, use to jump directly to the Menu bar.

5 / / / (cursor buttons) and ENTER

Use to navigate all on-screen displays. Press ENTER to select the currently highlighted option.

While watching D.TV press ENTER to display the Channel List screen.

6 HOME MENU

Press to display the Home Menu, from which you can navigate many functions of the system.

7 RETURN

Press to go back one level in the on-screen menu or display.

Also press to exit the MHEG application.

8 GUIDE Plus+® Action buttons

Use when an EPG screen is displayed or when tuned to a data channel of a digital broadcast. The function of each button will be described on-screen, and changes depending on the screen being displayed.

9 GUIDE

Press to display the EPG screen; press again to exit.

10 INFO

While watching D.TV, press to display information banner.

LCD touch screen

 

HDD/DVR 1/3

12

 

HDD/DVR 2/3

 

HDD/DVR 3/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

HDD/

JUKE

P.LIVE

13

 

1

2

3

27

 

 

DVD

BOX

TV

 

 

 

/

 

/

 

21

4

5

6

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

9

28

DISP

15

CM

CM

 

 

22

A.TV/

0

CLEAR

 

 

BACK

SKIP

 

D.TV

 

 

16

REC

STOP

REC

17

23

TV/

INPUT

+

29

O.T.

REC

MODE

DVD

COPY

18

 

TIMER

TIMER

 

24

 

 

CH

26

 

HELP

20

18

HELP

TEXT

-

 

 

 

REC

ON/OFF

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

11 HDD/DVD

Press to select the hard disk (HDD) or DVD for recording and playback.

12 JUKEBOX (page 134)

Press to display the Jukebox screen of the HDD/DVD recorder, from where you can copy music to the HDD for playback.

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13 P.LIVE TV (page 96)

Press to start recording the current TV channel, but with playback paused, effectively pausing the broadcast.

14Playback controls (page 103)

Press to start playback.

Press to stop playback.

Press to pause playback or recording.

/ , / (page 108, 109)

Press to start reverse or forward scanning. Press again to change the speed.

While paused, press and hold to start slow-motion playback. Press repeatedly to change the playback speed.

While paused, press to advance a single frame in either direction.

When GUIDE Plus+® is displayed, use to display the previous/next day.

/

Press to skip to the previous or next title/chapter/ track; or to display the previous or next menu page.

When GUIDE Plus+® is displayed, use to display the previous/next page.

15CM BACK (commercial back)

Press repeatedly to skip progressively backward through the video playing.

CM SKIP (commercial skip)

Press repeatedly to skip progressively forward through the video playing.

16Recording controls (page 95)

REC

Press to start recording. Press repeatedly to set the recording time in blocks of 30 mins.

When the red action button is visible in a GUIDE Plus+® screen, use for One-Button-Record.

STOP REC

Press to stop recording.

17 REC MODE (page 95)

Press repeatedly to change the recording mode (picture quality).

18 HELP

Press for help on how to use the current GUI screen.

19TIMER REC (page 75, 98) Press to set a timer recording.

20TIMER ON/OFF

This button cannot be used for the supplied HDD/DVD recorder.

21Number buttons

Use the number buttons for track/chapter/title selection; channel selection, and so on.

CLEAR

Press to clear an entry and start again.

22A.TV/D.TV

Press to switch between analog TV antenna input and digital TV antenna input. The A.TV and D.TV indicators on the front panel show which is selected.

23 TV/DVD

Press to switch between ‘TV mode’, in which you get the picture and sound from the TV’s tuner, and ‘DVD mode’, in which you get picture and sound from the system’s tuner (or an external input).

24 INPUT (page 100)

Press to change the HDD/DVD recorder input to use for recording.

25 TEXT

Press to display Teletext information (in European countries except the UK) or to start the MHEG application display (UK only) if available during digital broadcasts.

26 CHANNEL +/– (page 93)

Press to change the channel of the built-in TV tuner.

27 (AUDIO) (page 94, 111)

Press to change the audio language or channel. (When the recorder is stopped, press to change the tuner audio.)

(SUBTITLE) (page 111)

Press to display/change the subtitles included in multilingual DVD-Video discs.

While watching D.TV, press to change the D.TV subtitles.

(ANGLE) (page 112)

Press to switch camera angles on discs with multiangle scenes.

28DISP (page 112)

Displays/changes the on-screen information displays.

29 O.T. COPY (page 127)

Press to start One Touch Copy of the currently playing title to DVD or the HDD.

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Operating Pioneer plasma televisions and TVs

First, refer to Setting up the remote to control your TV on page 47 for information about setting up your TV’s presets. Note that certain buttons may not work with some TVs.

TELETEXT-related buttons can only be used with Pioneer plasma televisions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

1/2

 

Shown when not set to

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

a Pioneer plasma television.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

TV

 

2

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

PDP 2/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PDP

1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

 

14

 

 

16

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

 

6

 

17

 

 

19

 

 

 

PAGE

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

7

8

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

9

TV/

0

 

 

 

23

INF0

EXIT

24

 

 

 

 

DTV

 

 

 

 

HOME

 

 

RETURN

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

26

5

MENU

 

 

6

+

INPUT

+

 

 

 

+

 

SETUP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

10

P

 

 

TV VOL

13

25

 

TV VOL

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDE

 

 

INFO

12

-

MUTE

-

 

12

MUTE

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

TV

LCD touch screen

 

Switches the TV to On/Standby.

8 Number buttons

 

TV CTRL

 

TV/External input mode: Selects a channel.

 

Switches the remote control to the TV operating

Teletext mode: Selects a page.

 

mode (no effect on the current input source of this

 

9 TV/DTV (For Pioneer plasma televisions only)

 

unit).

2

SOURCE

Switches between the analog TV and DTV input modes.

10 P +/–

Switches the power for the TV to On/Standby.

3

PAGE </>

TV/External input mode: Selects a channel.

11 INPUT

Switches pages on the LCD touch screen.

4

/ / / (cursor buttons) and ENTER

Selects an input source of the TV.

 

Use to navigate all on-screen displays. Press ENTER to

12 MUTE

select the currently highlighted option.

Mutes the sound.

5

HOME MENU

13 TV VOL +/–

Display the HOME MENU screen.

Sets the volume.

6

RETURN

 

Restores the previous menu screen.

 

7 Colour (RED/GREEN/YELLOW/BLUE) buttons

Teletext mode: Selects a page.

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The following only apply to Pioneer plasma televisions:

14

Jumps to Teletext subtitle page.

15

Displays hidden characters.

16

Selects the Teletext mode (all TV image, all TEXT image, TV/TEXT image).

17

Displays the channel information.

18

TV/External input mode: Freezes a frame from a moving image.

Press again to cancel the function.

19

Selects the screen size.

20

Displays an Index page for the CEEFAX/FLOF format. Displays a TOP Over View page for the TOP format.

21

Teletext mode: Stops updating Teletext pages. Press again to release the hold mode.

22

Teletext mode: Switches Teletext images. (full/upper half/ lower half)

23INFO

24EXIT

Press to exit the channel information

25

Teletext mode: Selects a page.

26

Sets the sound multiplex mode.

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Operating a Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

BD

1/2

 

 

 

 

BD 2/2

 

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

9

 

3

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

 

/

 

/

 

 

CLEAR

ENTER

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

 

 

RETURN

11

ZOOM

 

DISP

12

14

PLAY

 

DISP

12

 

MENU

 

 

 

MODE

 

6

SETUP

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

VIDEO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADJ

 

 

 

1

SOURCE

10 Playback controls

Switches the power for a Blu-ray disc player to

 

On/Standby.

Press to start or resume playback.

 

 

2

PAGE </>

 

Switch between pages on the LCD touch screen when

Press to stop playback (you can resume playback by

multiple pages are present.

pressing ).

 

 

3 TOP MENU / DISC NAVIGATOR

 

Press to display the top menu of a BD-ROM or DVD-Video

Press to pause playback; press again to restart.

disc.

,

When playing a DVD-R/-RW disc, press to display/exit the

Press to start reverse/forward scanning.

Disc Navigator.

 

4

MENU

,

Press to jump to the start of the previous/next

BD-ROM: Press to display/hide the pop-up menu.

chapter/track.

DVD-Video: Press to display the disc menu (if there is one).

/ , /

 

 

5

/ / / (cursor buttons) and ENTER

Use for slow motion and step frame.

Use to navigate on-screen displays and menus. Press

ENTER to select an option or execute a command. 11 ZOOM

Press to zoom the screen when displaying a still image.

6

HOME MENU

12

DISP

Press to display the player’s Home Menu, access most of

the player’s functions.

Press to display information.

7

RETURN

13

Number buttons

Press to return to a previous screen.

 

Use to enter title, chapter or track numbers, etc.

 

 

8

Colour (RED/GREEN/YELLOW/BLUE) buttons

 

ENTER

 

 

Use to navigate BD-ROM menus.

Press to select an option or execute a command.

 

 

CLEAR

LCD touch screen

9 (AUDIO)

Press to select the audio channel or language.

(SUBTITLE)

Press to select a subtitle display.

(ANGLE)

Press to change the camera angle during BD-ROM or DVD-Video movie multi-angle scene playback.

Press to clear a numeric entry, etc.

14 PLAY MODE

Press to change the Play Mode (repeat play, for example).

15 VIDEO ADJ

Press to display the Video Adjust screen.

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03

Operating a Pioneer DVD player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECEIVER

 

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

DVD 1/2

 

 

DVD 2/2

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

/

 

/

 

12

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

8

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAR

ENTER

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME

 

 

RETURN

10

ZOOM

 

DISP

11

13

PLAY

 

DISP

11

 

MENU

 

 

 

MODE

 

6

SETUP

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

SOURCE

9

Playback controls

Switches the power for a DVD player to On/Standby.

 

 

 

 

 

2

PAGE </>

 

Press to start or resume playback.

Switch between pages on the LCD touch screen when

 

 

multiple pages are present.

 

 

Press to stop playback (you can resume playback by

 

 

 

3

TOP MENU

 

pressing ).

Press to display the top menu of a DVD-Video disc.

 

 

 

 

 

4

MENU

 

Press to pause playback; press again to restart.

 

 

Displays a DVD disc menu – this varies with the disc and

 

/ , /

may be the same as the ‘top menu’.

 

 

Press to start reverse or forward scanning. Press

5 / / / (cursor buttons) and ENTER

 

again to change the speed.

 

While paused, press and hold to start slow-motion

Moves the cursor around the screen. Press ENTER to select

 

the current menu option.

 

playback. Press repeatedly to change the playback

6

HOME MENU

 

speed.

 

While paused, press to advance a single frame in

Display/exit the on-screen display.

 

 

either direction.

 

 

 

7

RETURN

 

/

Returns to the previously displayed menu screen.

 

 

Press to skip to the previous or next title/chapter/

 

 

 

LCD touch screen

 

track/folder; or to display the previous or next menu

 

page.

8

(AUDIO)

10

ZOOM

 

Press to select the audio channel or language.

Press to zoom the screen when displaying a still image.

 

(SUBTITLE)

11

DISP

 

Press to select a subtitle display.

Press to display information.

 

(ANGLE)

12

Number buttons

 

Press to change the camera angle during DVD-Video

 

Use to enter title, chapter or track numbers, etc.

 

movie multi-angle scene playback.

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to select an option or execute a command.

 

 

 

CLEAR

 

 

 

Press to clear a numeric entry, etc.

 

 

13

PLAY MODE

 

 

Press to change the Play Mode (repeat play, for example).

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Putting the batteries in the remote control

1Open the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote control.

2Insert four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries into the battery compartment following the indications ( , ) inside the compartment.

Using the remote control

Please keep in mind the following when using the remote control:

Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote and the remote sensor on the unit.

Remote operation may become unreliable if strong sunlight or fluorescent light is shining on the unit’s remote sensor.

Remote controllers for different devices can interfere with each other. Avoid using remotes for other equipment located close to this unit.

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

Use within the operating range in front of the remote control sensor on the display unit, as shown.

3 Close the cover.

Caution

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

Don’t mix new and old batteries together.

Don’t use different kinds of battery 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 isn’t 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 /area.

WARNING

Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak, overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the life or performance of batteries.

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Chapter 4

Before you start

Switching on

The HDD/DVD recorder and receiver subwoofer have separate power switches. The power switch for the receiver subwoofer is located on the display unit.

Turn the receiver subwoofer ON.

RECEIVER

 

SOURCE

Turn the HDD/DVD Recorder ON (only in the HDD/DVR mode).

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

 

CTRL

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI

 

 

Selected HDD/DVR mode.

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

TV

 

 

 

FM/AM

 

 

LINE

(See next page for details.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD/DVR 1/3

 

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

HDD/

JUKE

P.LIVE

 

 

Receiver

 

DVD

BOX

TV

 

 

 

 

 

/

 

/

 

 

 

 

subwoofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CM

CM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACK

SKIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC

STOP

REC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REC

MODE

 

 

 

 

 

HELP

TIMER

TIMER

 

 

 

 

 

REC

ON/OFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAGE

 

 

Display Unit

TOP MENU

 

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

DISC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remote Control

 

 

 

STANDBY/ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DV IN

USB

 

OPEN/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSE

PLAY

STOP

REC STOP REC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDD/DVD Recorder

The table below shows what needs to be switched on for

 

 

 

 

various system functions:

 

 

 

 

Setting up

 

 

 

 

After connecting and installing the HDD/DVD recorder

Function

Display unit

HDD/DVD recorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and receiver subwoofer, complete the steps below to set

DVD playback

On

 

On

 

the system up for use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD playback

On

 

On

HDD/DVD recorder

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Set the date and time, TV channel tuning and the type

HDD playback

On

 

On

 

of TV in the Setup Navigator (page 68).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio

On

 

Off

Receiver subwoofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timer recording

Off

 

On

• Complete the Auto MCACC setup to optimize the

 

 

 

 

 

 

surround sound (page 30).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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04 Before you start

Basic operation

This manual is split into two parts, one covering using the receiver subwoofer, the other using the HDD/DVD recorder. Below are some common operations and where to find them explained in this manual.

Operating the remote control

The supplied remote control can control not only the receiver subwoofer and HDD/DVD recorder, but also other Pioneer products such as Blu-ray disc players, DVD players, and plasma televisions.

To operate these components, orient the remote control toward the display unit.

Operating the receiver subwoofer

RCV Press to display the RECEIVER screen.

The RECEIVER screen is shown on the remote control’s LCD screen, and the remote is switched to Receiver mode.

RECEIVER

SURR

ADV

F.S.

SURR

SURR

Choosing and operating a source component

 

 

HDMI

 

 

 

1

1

2

3

TV

LINE FM/AM

Press to cycle through connected components.

The selected component changes, and the LCD screen on the remote control changes to that of the appropriate component.

To select input for Digital 1, Digital 2, Analog, Front Audio In, or iPod, press the LINE button until the desired input function is shown on the display unit.

2 Choose the input source you are using when you have selected HDMI 1 to HDMI 3 or LINE.

The LCD screen changes to that for the selected component, and you can then operate the desired component.

HDD/

BD

DVD

HDD/

BD

DVD

DVR

DVR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

 

EXIT

 

 

EXIT

HDMI input

LINE input

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When the desired source cannot be found, or when you have a component not manufactured by Pioneer connected, press RCV to put the remote control into Receiver mode. The input for this unit remains unchanged.

Note

To temporarily control the receiver while listening to audio from a connected component on this unit, press RCV. The selected input will not change, and the remote changes to Receiver mode. To return to the previous operating mode, press RCV once more.

Using the LCD touch screen

Depending on the type of connected component you are operating (such as an HDD/DVD recorder), there may be multiple pages of information for the LCD touch screen. When the component you would like to control is not displayed, press PAGE to scroll to the page where the component you would like to control is located.

When no operations are carried out for over 10 seconds, the display on the LCD touch screen of the remote control is automatically turned off. To have the display shown once again, either touch the LCD or press a button on the remote control.

Watching a DVD

Remember that when using the remote to control the supplied HDD/DVD recorder, you should point the remote towards the display unit, not the recorder itself.

 

RECEIVER

1

Switch on the receiver subwoofer.

2 Set the remote control to HDD/DVR mode.

The LCD screen changes to that for the HDD/DVD recorder, and you can then operate the desired component (see Choosing and operating a source component above).

 

SOURCE

 

3

Switch on the HDD/DVD recorder.

 

TV

 

4

 

Switch on your TV.

Turn on your TV and make sure that it is set to the HDMI video input.

5

HDD/

Press to select DVD.

DVD

6

OPEN/

Press on the HDD/DVD recorder to open

CLOSE

the disc tray.

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7 Load a disc.

Load a disc with the label side facing up, using the disc tray guide to align the disc (if you’re loading a doublesided DVD disc, load it with the side you want to play face-down).

8

Press to start playback.

Press to stop playback.

You can resume playback from the same point by pressing . (Press again to cancel the resume function.)

 

 

Pauses playback, or restarts playback

 

when paused.

 

 

 

/

/

Press to start scanning. Press repeatedly

 

 

to increase the scanning speed.

See Basic playback on page 103 for more on playing discs.

VOL

9 RECEIVER Adjust the volume.

Watching a title recorded on the HDD

 

RECEIVER

1

Switch on the receiver subwoofer.

2 Set the remote control to HDD/DVR mode.

See Choosing and operating a source component on page 28.

 

SOURCE

 

 

 

3

 

Switch on the HDD/DVD recorder.

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

Switch on your TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

HDD/

Press to select HDD.

 

DVD

6

Start playback of the HDD title (page 104).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOL

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust the volume.

RECEIVER

Listening to the radio

 

RECEIVER

 

 

 

1

 

Switch on the receiver subwoofer.

2Set the remote control to FM/AM mode.

See Choosing and operating a source component on page 28.

3Tune to a station (page 35).

The LCD screen changes to that for the radio, and you can then operate the desired component.

Listening to a CD

 

 

VOL

 

RECEIVER

 

 

 

 

4 RECEIVER Adjust the volume.

 

 

1

Switch on the receiver subwoofer.

2 Set the remote control to HDD/DVR mode.

See Choosing and operating a source component on page 28.

SOURCE

3 Switch on the HDD/DVD recorder.

HDD/

4 DVD Press to select DVD.

5 Load a CD and start playback (page 104).

VOL

6 RECEIVER Adjust the volume.

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Chapter 5

Getting started

Important

RCV Press to set the remote control to receiver

control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the RECEIVER screen, as shown below).

1Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MIC jack on back of the display unit.

2Place the microphone at your normal listening position.

Place it about ear height, and make sure it is level by using a table or chair.

RECEIVER

SURR

ADV

F.S.

SURR

SURR

Using the Auto MCACC setup for optimal surround sound

The Multichannel Acoustic Calibration (MCACC) system measures the acoustic characteristics of your listening area, taking into account ambient noise, and testing for channel delay and channel level. After you have set up the microphone provided, the system uses the information from a series of test tones to measure standing wave and reverb, optimizing the speaker settings and equalization (MCACC Effect) for your

particular room.1

Important

The test tones used for Auto MCACC setup are loud; however, do not turn the volume down during setup as this may result in a sub-optimal setup.

Make sure the microphone and speakers are not moved during the MCACC setup.

Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and the microphone.

 

RECEIVER

 

3

 

 

If the receiver subwoofer is off, press

RECEIVER to turn the power on.

 

 

4

MCACC

Press MCACC.

Try to be as quiet as possible after pressing MCACC. The volume increases automatically and the system outputs a series of test tones.

To cancel Auto MCACC setup before it has finished, press MCACC. The unit will continue to use the previous settings.

If the ambient noise level is too high, Noisy! blinks in the display for five seconds. To exit and check the noise levels2, press MCACC, or to try again, press ENTER when Retry shows in the display.

If you see an Error MIC! or Error Speaker! message in the display, there may be a problem with your mic or the speaker connections. To try again, press

ENTER3.

When the MCACC setup is complete, the volume level returns to normal, Complete4 shows in the display, and MCACC Effect is activated.5

Be sure to disconnect the microphone from this unit upon completion of the Auto MCACC setup.

Note

1 You only need to use the Auto MCACC setup once (unless you change the placement of your speakers or your room layout).

2• If the room environment is not optimal for the Auto MCACC setup (too much ambient noise, echo off the walls, obstacles blocking the speakers from the microphone) the final settings may be incorrect. Check for household appliances (air conditioner, fridge, fan, etc.), that may be affecting the environment and switch them off if necessary.

• Some older TVs may interfere with the operation of the mic. If this seems to be happening, switch off the TV during Auto MCACC setup.

3If this doesn’t work, press MCACC, turn off the power, and check the problem indicated by the Error message, then try the Auto MCACC setup again.

4If Complete doesn’t appear, it is likely an error occurred during the setup. Please check all connections and try again.

5See Listening with MCACC Effect on page 34 to switch on/off MCACC Effect.

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Chapter 6

Listening to your system

Important

RCV Press to set the remote control to receiver

control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the RECEIVER screen, as shown below).

Stereo Playback in Surround

Outputs audio from the surround speakers while directing vocal sound to the front channels. You can play back stereo sources like CDs in seamless, comfortable surround sound.

This effect is available when you play back stereo sources in the Auto listening mode (see below).

RECEIVER

SURR

ADV

F.S.

SURR

SURR

Effective Sound (for optimum sound)

With the uniquely shaped high-quality speakers supplied with this unit, the Effective Sound mode enables the following Pioneer exclusive audio technologies designed to maximize the real experience of sound originally inherent in movies and music.

Turn on the Effective Sound mode under normal circumstances to maximize the capabilities of this unit.

Dialogue Enhancement

Clarifies dialogue in movies to make it stand out from other background sounds.

Dynamic Range Compression

Resuscitates detailed sound susceptible to ambient noise to create an acoustic environment where you feel as if you are right in the action.

The Effective sound mode can be turned off (activating Direct mode) by doing the following:

DIRECT Press to switch to Direct Sound.

Press this button to switch between Effective Sound and Direct Sound.

When Direct Sound is selected, the DIRECT indicator lights.

Auto listening mode

The Auto listening mode is the simplest way to listen to any source as it was mastered: the output from the speakers mirrors the channels in the source material.

If you set up the system for Front surround (page 6), the Front Stage Surround modes will give the best results (see page 33).

SURR Press to select the Auto listening mode.

Original Channel Balance & Channel Mix

Since the orientation of the supplied speaker units is uniquely designed, channels are mixed down and balanced in a special manner. Also, the optimum balance is automatically achieved according to the contents being played back.

Frequency Characteristic Correction

Realizes the playback characteristic optimized for long hours of listening in addition to the added features of the supplied speaker units.

Listening in surround sound

You can listen to stereo or multichannel sources in surround sound. Surround sound is generated from stereo sources using one of the Dolby Pro Logic or DTS

Neo:6 decoding modes.1

If you set up the system for Front surround (page 6), the Front Stage Surround modes will give the best results (see page 33).

SURR Press repeatedly to select a listening mode.

The choices that appear in the display will vary according to the type of source that’s playing.2

Note

1 After the surround back signals of the 6.1/7.1-channel audio represented by DTS-ES are properly decoded, the original virtual surround back function outputs the surround back signals in combination with surround signals.

2 You cannot select a mode other than Auto and Stereo while playing back DTS-HD, DTS-Express, or Dolby TrueHD (176.4 kHz/192 kHz). Also, you cannot select DTS Neo:6 for Dolby Digital Plus or Dolby TrueHD (below 96 kHz).

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With two channel sources, you can select from:

Auto – Auto listening mode (see page 31)

2PL II Movie (Dolby Pro Logic II Movie) – 5.1 channel surround sound, especially suited to movie sources

2PL II Music (Dolby Pro Logic II Music) – 5.1 channel surround sound, especially suited to music sources; see Dolby Pro Logic II Music settings below

2PL II Game (Dolby Pro Logic II Game) – 5.1 channel surround sound, especially suited to video games

2Pro Logic (Dolby Pro Logic) – 4.1 channel surround sound for use with any two-channel source

Neo:6 Cinema – 6.1 channel sound, especially suited to movie sources

Neo:6 Music – 6.1 channel sound, especially suited to music sources; see Center image setting on page 32

Stereo – See Listening in stereo on page 33.

With multichannel sources, you can select (according to format):

Auto – Auto listening mode (see page 31)

StandardDecode – Listening in Dolby Digital or DTS surround decoding. Plays back multichannel sources like Dolby Digital, DTS, and multichannel PCM with the most standard decoder.

Stereo – See Listening in stereo on page 33.

Panorama – Extends the front stereo image to include the surround speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect.

ENTER

 

3

Adjust the setting, then press ENTER to

confirm.

 

Center image setting

When listening to two channel sources in Neo:6 Music mode (see page 31), you can also adjust the center image effect.

Adjusts the center image to create a wider stereo effect with vocals.2

1

SOUND

Press when Neo:6 Music mode is active.

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘Center Image’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

 

3

 

Adjust the setting, then press ENTER to

confirm.

 

Adjust the effect from 0 (all center channel sent to front right and left speakers) to 10 (center channel sent to the center speaker only).

Dolby Pro Logic II Music settings

When listening in Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode (see above), there are three settings you can adjust: Center Width, Dimension, and Panorama.

1

SOUND

Press when Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode is

active.

 

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘Center Width’, ‘Dimension’ or

‘Panorama’ then press ENTER.

Center Width1 – Provides a better blend of the front speakers by spreading the center channel between the front right and left speakers, making it sound wider (higher settings) or narrower (lower settings).

Dimension – Adjusts the depth of the surround sound balance from front to back, making the sound more distant (minus settings), or more forward (positive settings).

Using Advanced Surround

The Advanced Surround effects can be used with any multichannel or stereo source for a variety of additional surround sound effects. These modes are designed to provide optimum listening effect when using the Standard surround setup described on page 6.

Press to select an Advanced Surround mode.

The ADV.SURR. indicator lights when one of these modes is chosen. You cannot switch between modes for

some audio streams.3 Press repeatedly to select:

Action – Designed for action movies with dynamic soundtracks

Drama – Designed for movies with lots of dialog

Sci-Fi – Designed for science fiction with lots of special effects

Mono Film – Creates surround sound from mono soundtracks

Note

1 As this product uses a dual center speaker system, you should normally use the C.Width 3 setting. 2 As this product uses a dual center speaker system, you should normally use the C.Image 3 setting. 3 You cannot use this function for the following audio streams:

Dolby TrueHD: over 88.2 kHz

DTS-HD: over 88.2 kHz or with the channel format of 2/0

DTS-Express: with the channel format of 2/0

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Ent.Show – Suitable for musical sources

Expanded – Creates an extra wide stereo field

TV Surround – Provides surround sound for both mono and stereo TV sources

Advanced Game – Suitable for video games

Sports – Suitable for sports programs

Classical – Gives a large concert hall-type sound

Rock/Pop – Creates a live concert sound for rock and/or pop music

Unplugged – Suitable for acoustic music sources

Ext.Stereo – Gives multichannel sound to a stereo source, using all of your speakers

Using Front Stage Surround Advance

The Front Stage Surround Advance modes are effective when you are using the Front surround speaker setup as described on page 6.

Press to select a Front Stage Surround Advance mode.

The F.S.SURR indicator lights.

Press repeatedly to select Focus 5.1ch, Wide 5.1ch or Extra Power. You cannot select a mode other than Extra

Power for some audio streams.1

Focus 5.1ch – Use to provide a rich surround sound effect directed to the center area where the left and right speakers sound projection converges.

Wide 5.1ch – Use to provide a surround sound effect to a wider area than Focus 5.1ch mode.

Extra Power – Outputs stereo sound (in the case of multi-channel sources, down-mixed stereo sound) from the surround speakers for powerful stereo effect.

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Genre Sync Mode

Only when you have this unit connected to the supplied HDD/DVD recorder and are using the HDMI Control function, you can make use of the Genre Sync Mode to have the listening mode automatically change to that which best matches the genre of the contents playing

from the recorder.2

Set the HDMI Mode to AMP Mode (page 43).

GENRE Press when listening to media contents

from a recorder.

The most appropriate listening mode is selected and shown in the display. When the related genre could not be determined, No Genre or Can’t use may be displayed and the listening mode remains unchanged.

Tip

Mainly used with Jukebox and MP3 sources.

To use this function, you must have an HDMI Controlcompatible Pioneer HDD/DVD recorder connected via HDMI, and have the HDMI Control function set to On.

Using the Sound Retriever

When audio data is removed during the MP3 or WMA compression process, sound quality often suffers from an uneven sound image. The Sound Retriever feature employs new DSP technology that helps bring CD quality sound back to compressed two channel audio by restoring sound pressure and smoothing jagged artifacts left over after compression.

Listening in stereo

You can listen to any source — stereo or multichannel — in stereo. When playing a multichannel source, all channels are downmixed to the front left/right speakers and the subwoofer.

SURR Press repeatedly until STEREO shows in the

display.

Tip

This feature is effective when used together with the Jukebox function of the HDD/DVD recorder.

Press while listening to a stereo source3.

Press repeatedly to switch between:

Retriever On — Switches the Sound Retriever on.

Retriever Off — Switches the Sound Retriever off.

Note

1 You cannot use this function for the following audio streams:

Dolby TrueHD: over 88.2 kHz

DTS-HD: over 88.2 kHz or with the channel format of 2/0

DTS-Express: with the channel format of 2/0

2 This function is available only for a Pioneer HDMI Control-compatible HDD/DVD recorder.

3This setting cannot be used with multichannel sources. Also, in case of SACD, DTS-HD, DTS-Express, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and PCM (192 kHz/176.4 kHz), even stereo sources cannot be used.

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Listening with MCACC Effect

Listen to sound using the corrected acoustic field settings obtained by MCACC.

1

SOUND Press to open the sound menu.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘MCACC Effect’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

3

Switch ’MCACC On’ or ‘MCACC Off’ then

press ENTER to confirm.

When MCACC Effect is off, equalization, channel delay, channel level and standing wave are set to off.

When MCACC Effect is off, the channel delay and channel level can be adjusted manually and the settings stored separately from when MCACC Effect is on.

MCACC Effect is set to on automatically after Auto MCACC setup is used.

Adjusting the bass and treble

Use the bass and treble controls to adjust the overall tone.

1

SOUND Press to open the sound menu.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘Tone’ then press ENTER.1

 

ENTER

3

Select ‘Bass/Treble’ then press ENTER.

Selecting Bass/Treble cancels the Midnight, Loudness and Quiet listening modes. These modes cannot be used at the same time.

 

ENTER

4

Use the / buttons to select ‘Bass’ or

’Treble’; use the / buttons to adjust the sound then press ENTER to confirm.

Bass and Treble can be adjusted from -6dB to +6dB.

When the Bass or Treble is set to something other than 0dB, the TONE indicator lights.

Using Midnight, Loudness and Quiet

 

listening modes

Adjusting sound delay

The Midnight listening feature allows you to hear effective surround sound of movies at low volume levels.

The Loudness listening feature can be used to get good bass and treble from music sources at low volume levels.

The Quiet listening feature reduces excessive bass or treble in a sound source.

1

SOUND Press to open the sound menu.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘Tone’ then press ENTER.1

 

ENTER

3

Select ‘Midnight’, ‘Loudness’ or ‘Quiet’

then press ENTER to confirm.2

To cancel the Midnight, Loudness or Quiet listening modes, select Bass/Treble.

Some monitors have a slight delay when showing video, so the soundtrack will be slightly out of sync with the picture. By adding a bit of delay, you can adjust the sound to match the presentation of the video.

There are a total of 60 steps (levels) that you can adjust, with a total range of 200 msec.

1

SOUND Press to open the sound menu.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘Sound Delay’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

3

Select the length of the delay in sound,

then press ENTER to confirm.

This option is deactivated and not displayed if you have AutoDelay set to On in HDMI Setup (see Setting the Auto Delay on page 46).

Note

1While playing back DTS-HD (over 88.2 kHz) or Dolby TrueHD (over 88.2 kHz) audio streams, you cannot select Tone if a mode other than Bass/ Treble is selected.

2While playing back DTS-HD (over 88.2 kHz) or Dolby TrueHD (over 88.2 kHz) audio streams, you cannot select a mode other than Bass/Treble.

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Listening to the radio

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Chapter 7

Listening to the radio

Important

FM/AM To listen to the radio, press the FM/AM button

to set the remote control to FM/AM control mode. The LCD screen on the remote control changes to the FM/AM screen.

ENTER

 

3

Choose ‘FM Auto/Mono’ then press

ENTER.

 

ENTER

 

4

Select ’FM Mono’ then press ENTER.

 

FM/AM

 

1

2

3

Listening to the radio

The tuner can receive both FM and AM broadcasts, and lets you memorize your favorite stations so you don’t have to manually tune in every time you want to listen.

1 FM/AM Switch to the tuner, then press repeatedly to select the FM or AM band.

The display shows the band and frequency.

2

-

TUNE

+

Tune to a frequency.

 

There are three tuning modes — manual, auto, and highspeed:

Manual tuning – Press TUNE +/– repeatedly to change the displayed frequency.

The mono indicator () lights when the tuner is in mono reception mode.

Select FM Auto above to switch back to auto-stereo mode (the stereo indicator () lights when receiving a stereo broadcast).

Improving poor AM sound

The simplest way to improve the sound quality of AM radio is to make sure that the TV in the room is switched off. Also try changing the position and direction of the AM loop antenna.

Changing the noise cut mode

If you find that the AM sound quality is bad even after trying the above, you may be able to improve it using a different noise cut mode. Just choose the one that sounds best.

1 SETUP Press after tuning to an AM radio station.

ENTER

Auto tuning – Press and hold TUNE +/– until the

2

Select ‘Tuner Setup’ then press ENTER.

frequency display starts to move, then release. The

 

 

tuner will stop on the next station it finds. Repeat to

 

ENTER

keep searching.

 

3

Choose ‘Noise Cut’ then press ENTER.

 

High-speed tuning – Press and hold TUNE +/– until

 

 

the frequency display starts to move rapidly. Keep the

 

ENTER

button held down until you reach the frequency you

 

4

Select a Noise cut mode (1, 2 or 3) then

want. If necessary, fine tune the frequency using the

press ENTER.

manual tuning method.

 

 

Improving poor FM reception

If you’re listening to an FM station in stereo but the reception is weak, you can improve the sound quality by switching to mono.

1 SETUP Press after tuning to an FM radio station.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘Tuner Setup’ then press ENTER.

Memorizing stations

You can save up to 30 station presets so that you always have easy access to your favorite stations without having to tune in manually each time.

1 Tune to an FM or AM radio station.

Select mono or auto-stereo reception (FM) or the Noise Cut mode (AM) as necessary. These settings are saved along with the preset.

2

SETUP Press SETUP.

 

ENTER

3

Select ‘Tuner Setup’ then press ENTER.

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ENTER

4

Choose ‘ST.Memory’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

5

Select the station preset you want then

press ENTER.

Listening to station presets

1 Make sure the tuner function is selected.

2

-

ST

+

Select a station preset.

 

 

 

 

Alternatively, use the number buttons to select a preset directly.

Using RDS

Radio Data System (RDS) is a system used by most FM radio stations to provide listeners with various kinds of information — the name of the station and the kind of show they’re broadcasting, for example.

Displaying RDS information

You can display the different types of RDS information available.2

DISP Display the RDS information.

Each press changes the display as follows:

Radio Text (RT) – Messages sent by the radio station. For example, a talk radio station may provide a phone number as RT.

Program Service Name (PS) – The name of the radio station.

Program Type (PTY) – This indicates the kind of program currently being broadcast.

Search – PTY search (see below)

Current tuner frequency

Searching for RDS programs

You can search for a program type listed above.

One feature of RDS is that you can search by type of program. For example, you can search for a station that’s broadcasting a show with the program type, Jazz.

You can search the following program types:1

News – News

Affairs – Current Affairs

Info – General Information Sport – Sport

Educate – Educational Drama – Radio plays, etc. Culture – National or regional culture, theater, etc.

Science – Science and technology

Varied – Usually talk-based material, such as quiz shows or interviews

Pop M – Pop music Rock M – Rock music Easy M – Easy listening

Light M – ‘Light’ classical music Classics – ‘Serious’ classical music

Other M – Music not fitting above categories

Weather – Weather reports

Finance – Stock market reports, commerce, trading, etc. Children – Programs for children Social – Social affairs

Religion – Programs concerning religion

Phone In – Public expressing their views by phone

Travel – Holiday-type travel rather than traffic announcements

Leisure – Leisure interests and hobbies

Jazz – Jazz

Country – Country music Nation M – Popular music in a language other than English Oldies – Popular music from the ’50s and ’60s

Folk M – Folk music Document – Documentary

1FM/AM Press to select the FM band.3

2DISP Press repeatedly until ‘Search’ appears in the

display.

3

Select the program type you want to hear.

4

ENTER Start the search.

The system searches the station presets for a match. If it finds one, searching stops for five sec.

5 If you want to keep listening to the station, press ENTER within the five seconds.

If you don’t press ENTER, searching resumes.

Note

1 In addition, there are three other program types, Test, Alarm, and No Type. Alarm and Test are used for emergency announcements. You can’t search for these, but the tuner will switch automatically to this RDS broadcast signal. No Type appears when a program type cannot be found.

2 • If any noise is picked up while displaying the RT scroll, some characters may be displayed incorrectly.

If you see No Radio Text Data in the RT display, it means no RT data is sent from the broadcast station. The display will automatically switch to the PS data display (if no PS data, the frequency is displayed).

In the PTY display, No Data or No Type may be shown. In this case, the PS display is shown after a few seconds.

3 RDS is only possible in the FM band.

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Chapter 8

Surround sound settings

Important

RCV Press to set the remote control to receiver

control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the RECEIVER screen, as shown below).

1

SETUP Press SETUP.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘Sound Setup’ then press ENTER.

ENTER

RECEIVER

SURR

ADV

F.S.

SURR

SURR

Using the Sound Setup menu

From the Sound Setup menu you can access all the surround sound settings of the system.

During setup, the speakers are represented by the following letters:

L – Front left speaker

C – Center speaker

R – Front right speaker

SR – Surround right speaker

SL – Surround left speaker

SW – Subwoofer

3

Select ‘ChannelLevel’, then press ENTER.

4

Use the / buttons to select a channel

or the / buttons to adjust the level of that

channel.

 

• You can adjust the level of each channel by ±10 dB.2

5

ENTER Press once when you’re finished.

 

• If you use the Auto MCACC feature again, it will

 

overwrite the settings you have made here.

Speaker distance setting1

The Auto MCACC feature (see page 30) should give you the best surround sound setup. However you may find that by further adjustment of the speaker distance settings you can improve the surround sound in your listening room.

Set the distance of each speaker from your normal listening position.

Channel level setting1

The Auto MCACC feature (see page 30) should give you

1

 

ENTER

the best surround sound setup. However you may find

SETUP

Open the ‘Sound Setup’ menu.

that by further adjustment of the channel levels you can

 

 

 

improve the surround sound in your listening room.

 

ENTER

 

This method of setting the channel levels allows you to

2

 

Select ‘Distance’ then press ENTER.

listen to a source and adjust the levels of each playback

 

 

 

channel.

 

 

 

A further method of setting the channel levels is to use the test tone method. See Adjusting the channel levels using the test tone on page 39 for more on this.

3

Use the / buttons to select a speaker

or the / buttons to adjust the distance.

Each speaker can be adjusted from 0.1 m to 9.0 m.

4

ENTER Press ENTER when you’re finished.

If you use the Auto MCACC feature again, it will overwrite the settings you have made here.

Note

1 When this function is set while MCACC Effect is on, the value for the same function adjusted with the Auto MCACC feature is overwritten. When MCACC Effect is off, the value set here is applied, regardless of the value adjusted with the Auto MCACC feature. (The Auto MCACC setting is not overwritten.)

2 The range of adjustment is limited when the volume level is set over 51.

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Dynamic Range Control1

When watching Dolby Digital or DTS material at low volume, low level sounds — including some of the dialog

— can be difficult to hear properly. Using one of the Dynamic Range Control (DRC) settings can help by bringing up the low level sounds, while controlling high level peaks.

Dynamic Range Control works only with Dolby Digital soundtracks and some DTS soundtracks.

 

 

ENTER

1

SETUP

Open the ‘Sound Setup’ menu.

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘D.R.C.’, then press ENTER.

3 Select a setting.

Select one of the following:

D.R.C. Auto – Only available for Dolby TrueHD signals. Select D.R.C. High or D.R.C. Mid for signals other than Dolby TrueHD.

D.R.C. High – Dynamic range is reduced (loud sounds are reduced in volume while quieter sounds are increased)

D.R.C. Mid – Mid setting

D.R.C. Off – No dynamic range adjustment (use when listening at higher volume)

4ENTER Press to exit.

Dual mono setting2

Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital soundtracks should be played. You can also use this setting to switch the audio channel on DVD-RW discs recorded with bilingual audio.

 

 

ENTER

1

SETUP

Open the ‘Sound Setup’ menu.

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘Dual Mono’, then press ENTER.

3 Select a setting.

Select one of the following:

CH1 Mono – Only channel 1 is played

CH2 Mono – Only channel 2 is played

CH1/CH2 – Both channels are played through the front speakers

4ENTER Press to exit.

Note

1 This setting is effective for the speaker output. A similar adjustment feature is available on the HDD/DVD recorder — see Audio DRC on page 156.

2This setting is effective for the speaker output. A similar adjustment feature is available on the HDD/DVD recorder — see Switching audio channels on page 111.

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Using the Virtual Surround Back mode

This mode allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel through your surround speakers. You can choose to listen to sources with no surround back channel information, or if the material sounds better in the format (for example, 5.1) for which it was originally encoded, you can have the receiver only apply this effect

to 6.1 encoded sources like Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES.1

 

 

ENTER

1

SETUP

Open the ‘Sound Setup’ menu.

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘Virtual SB’, then press ENTER.

3 Select a setting.

Select one of the following:

Vir.SB On – Virtual Surround Back is always used (for example, on 5.1 encoded material)

Vir.SB Auto – Virtual Surround Back is automatically applied to 6.1 encoded sources (for example, Dolby Digital EX or DTS-ES), DTS Neo:6 or Advanced Surround mode

Vir.SB Off – Virtual Surround Back mode is switched off

4ENTER Press to exit.

LFE Attenuate

Some Dolby Digital and DTS audio sources include ultralow bass tones.

Set the LFE attenuator as necessary to prevent the ultralow bass tones from distorting the sound from the speakers.

The LFE is not limited when set to 0dB, which is the recommended value. When set to -5dB, -10dB, -15dB or -20dB, the LFE is limited by the respective degree. When Off is selected, no sound is output from the LFE channel.

 

 

ENTER

1

SETUP

Open the ‘Sound Setup’ menu.

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘LFE ATT’, then press ENTER.

ENTER

Adjusting the channel levels using the test tone

If you prefer, you can set the channel levels using a test tone as a reference, rather than playing a source (see Channel level setting on page 37). A test tone is played through each speaker in turn, allowing you to adjust the level as it plays.

You can also adjust the channel levels for surround sound using test tone.

TEST

1 TONE Carry out tone testing.

The test tone is output from each speaker in turn. Adjust the volume level below 50.

2 Adjust the channel level of a tune while it is playing.

The aim is to adjust the levels so that you hear the test tone at the same volume from each speaker. You can adjust the level of each channel by ±10 dB.

You can adjust the overall volume of test tone output using the VOL +/– buttons (this does not affect the channel level settings).

Because of the ultra low frequencies the subwoofer produces, it may sound quieter than it really is. We suggest adjusting the subwoofer level while listening to a source. See the method described in Channel level setting on page 37.

3 ENTER Press to exit test tone setup once you have finished.

If you use the Auto MCACC feature again, it will overwrite the settings you have made here.

3

Adjust the setting then press ENTER to

confirm.

 

Note

1 Depending on the input signal and the listening mode, the Virtual Surround Back mode may not be effective.

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Chapter 9

Other connections

Important

When making or changing connections on the side panel of this unit, be sure to switch power off and disconnect the power cord from the wall socket. After completing all connections, connect the power cord to the wall socket.

Connecting auxiliary components

You can connect both analog and digital external audio sources to this system. Digital audio sources include digital satellite receivers, CD recorders, etc.

We recommend using an HDMI cable to connect sources that have HDMI terminals. For more information see Connecting using HDMI on page 42.

To listen to audio from a TV, connect the TV’s audio cable to one of the inputs on this unit.

Connecting for digital audio

This system has optical-type digital inputs. Use these to connect external components, such as your MD or CD recorder.

Receiver subwoofer

Side panel

IN 1

IN 2

OPTICAL

DIGITAL

You can also use the OPTICAL IN 1 jack to connect external components when not using it for sound input from a TV.

Connecting an analog audio component

You can use the ANALOG AUDIO IN jacks to connect an analog audio component, such as a tape player.

Receiver subwoofer

Side panel

L

R

ANALOG

AUDIO IN

From Audio output

Tape player, MD, DAT, etc.

You can use the F.AUDIO input jack on the display unit to easily playback audio from a digital audio player or PC. Use a stereo mini-plug cable to connect a source to the display unit.

When you connect a cable to the F.AUDIO jack, this unit’s input automatically switches to Front Audio In.

Display unit

 

 

 

DISPLAY UNIT

SYSTEM

F.AUDIO

iPod

MCACC

 

 

SETUP MIC

From digital audio output (optical)

MD, CD Recorder, etc.

• Connect the OPTICAL IN 2 jack on the side panel to the optical output of an external playback component.

These include digital components such as an MD player, digital satellite, or a game system.

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Digital audio player, etc.

Stereo mini-plug cable

 

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Connecting an iPod

You can use the iPod jack on the display unit to playback music from an iPod. All operations can be carried out via the iPod. Use the supplied iPod cable to connect an iPod to this unit.

When you connect an iPod, this unit’s input automatically switches to iPod.

Certain iPod models have connectors that are not compatible with this unit.

Display unit

 

 

 

DISPLAY UNIT

SYSTEM

F.AUDIO

iPod

MCACC

 

 

SETUP MIC

iPod

iPod R

iPod cable

 

iPod

 

Music

>

 

Extras

>

 

Settings

>

 

Shuffle Songs

Backlight

MENU

Listening to an external audio source

To listen to audio from a connected external component on this unit, choose its input function on the remote control. Some Pioneer products can be controlled via this remote.

1If the system isn’t already on, press RECEIVER to switch on.

Also make sure that the external source (TV, satellite receiver, etc.) is switched on.

2LINE Select an audio input source.

Input sources are cycled through as shown below:

Digital 1

Digital 2

 

 

Analog

 

 

Front Audio In

 

 

 

 

iPod

 

 

 

The LCD screen changes to that of the selected input source.

3Press the button for the appropriate connected component.

When a connected component is not displayed on the screen, or when you have connected a component not manufactured by Pioneer, press RCV button to put the remote control on the receiver subwoofer operation screen.

4If necessary, start playback of the external source.

iPod® is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Connecting external antennas

For an external AM antenna, use 5 to 6 meters of vinylinsulated wire and set up either indoors or outdoors. Leave the loop antenna connected.

For an external FM antenna, use a PAL connector to hook up an external FM antenna.

About control out connections

Many Pioneer components support CONTROL connections, by which you can use the remote controls of any connected components by aiming them at the sensor of just one component.

When you use a remote control, the control signal is passed along the chain to the appropriate component.

external FM antenna

Receiver subwoofer

Side panel

ANTENNA

AM LOOP

FM

UNBAL 75

AM Loop antenna

external AM antenna

PAL connector

Indoor antenna (vinyl-coated Wire)

(5 m to 6 m)

Outdoor antenna

If you choose to use this feature, you must make sure that you also have at least one set of HDMI or analog audio jacks connected to another component for grounding purposes.

• Using a cable with mono mini-plugs on either side (sold separately), connect the CONTROL IN jack on another Pioneer component to the CONTROL OUT jack on the receiver subwoofer.

This will allow you to control the other component by pointing its remote at the display unit supplied with this receiver subwoofer.

Connecting using HDMI

If you have an HDMI or DVI (with HDCP) equipped component, you can connect it to this receiver using a

commercially available HDMI cable.1

The HDMI connection transfers uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio that the connected component is compatible with, including DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray Disc, Video CD/ Super VCD, CD and MP3, etc.

Receiver subwoofer

HDMI

T

IN 3

IN 2

IN 1

HDMI

OUT

IN 3

IN 2

IN 1

SYSTEM

Rear panel

From HDMI output

HDMI/DVI-equipped component

Note

1• An HDMI connection can only be made with DVI-equipped components compatible with both DVI and High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a separate adaptor (DVI HDMI) to do so. A DVI connection, however, does not support audio signals. Consult your local audio dealer for more information.

This unit has been designed to be compliant with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) Version 1.3a. Depending on the component you have connected, using a DVI connection may result in unreliable signal transfers. Also, when using a component with HDMI version 1.0, it is not possible to output copy-controlled DVD-Audio CPPM sources from the HDMI connection.

This unit supports SACD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. To take advantage of these formats, however, make sure that the component connected to this unit also supports the corresponding format.

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Other connections

1Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI IN 1 to 3 interconnect on this receiver subwoofer to an HDMI output on your HDMI component.

Once this receiver subwoofer is properly connected to your HDMI component, the HDMI indicator (red) lights up on the display unit when you watch HDMI contents

2Use an HDMI cable to connect the HDMI OUT interconnect on this receiver subwoofer to an HDMI interconnect on a HDMI-compatible display.

The arrow on the cable connector body should be facing right for correct alignment with the connector on the player.

3Use the HDMI 1 to 3 button to select the HDMI input you’ve connected to (for example, HDMI 2).

You can also use the display unit INPUT SELECTOR to carry out this operation.

Set the HDMI Mode in HDMI mode setting below to Through Mode if you want to hear HDMI audio output from your TV or plasma television (no sound will be heard from this receiver).

If the video signal does not appear on your TV or plasma television, try adjusting the resolution settings on your component or display.

HDMI mode setting

Specifies the routing of the HDMI audio signal out of this receiver subwoofer (amp) or through to a TV or plasma television. You cannot use a number of sound functions of this unit when HDMI Mode is set to Through Mode.

Important

RCV Press to set the remote control to receiver

control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the

RECEIVER screen).

1 SETUP Press SETUP.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘HDMI Setup’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

3

Select ‘HDMI Mode’, then press ENTER.

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ENTER

 

4

Adjust the setting then press ENTER to

confirm.

 

AMP Mode – Output an HDMI audio signal from this unit.

Through Mode – Output an HDMI audio signal from a TV or plasma television.

The HDMI THROUGH indicator lights.

About HDMI

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports both video and audio on a single digital connection for use with DVD players, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices. HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification. HDCP is used to protect digital content transmitted and received by DVI-compliant displays.

HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel surround-sound audio. HDMI features include uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to 2.2 gigabytes per second (with HDTV signals), one connector (instead of several cables and connectors), and communication between the AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.

HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

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HDMI Control

By connecting this unit to an HDMI Control-compatible Pioneer plasma television or the HDD/DVD recorder with an HDMI cable, you can control this unit from the remote control of a connected plasma television, as well as have the connected plasma television automatically change inputs in response to operations carried out on this unit.

Refer to the operating instructions for your plasma television for more information about which operations can be carried out by connecting via HDMI cable.

You cannot use this function with components that do not support HDMI Control.

We cannot guarantee this unit will work with HDMI Control-compatible components other than those made by Pioneer.

Important

RCV Press to set the remote control to receiver

control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the RECEIVER screen, as shown below).

RECEIVER

SURR

ADV

F.S.

SURR

SURR

Making the HDMI Control connections

You can use synchronized operation for a connected plasma television and up to three other components (including a maximum of two recorders or players).

Be sure to connect the plasma television’s audio cable to the audio input of this unit.

If you use a commercially available HDMI cable, check whether the cable supports the HDMI 1.3 standard. Otherwise, the HDMI Control function may not operate properly.

DIGITAL

AUDIO OUT

 

 

 

AC IN

 

HDMI OUT COAXIAL

 

 

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

OUT

IN

 

 

5 V

30 mA

 

 

 

HDMI

HDD/DVD Recorder

 

OUT

 

SDVR-LX70D

 

 

Receiver subwoofer

Rear panel

 

 

Side panel

HDMI

 

 

OUT IN 3

IN 2 IN 1

ANTENNA

 

 

 

L

 

 

 

 

 

AM LOOP

 

 

IN 1 IN 2

 

R

 

OPTICAL

 

 

FM

 

 

DIGITAL

UNBAL 75

ANALOG

SYSTEM

 

AUDIO IN

 

or

 

 

From digital audio

 

From Audio output

 

output (optical)

 

 

 

 

 

To HDMI input

 

 

HDMI Control-compatible

Pioneer plasma television

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Connect the plasma television directly to this unit. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors.

HDMI Control-compatible

Pioneer plasma television

HDMI input

HDMI cable

HDMI output

Other amps or AV converter

HDMI input

HDMI cable

HDMI OUT

Receiver subwoofer

Only connect components you intend to use as a source to the HDMI input of this unit. Interrupting a direct connection with other amps or an AV converter (such as an HDMI switch) can cause operational errors.

HDMI Control-compatible

Pioneer plasma television

HDMI input

HDMI cable

HDMI OUT

Receiver subwoofer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI IN

HDMI cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMI output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other amps or AV converter

Important

When connecting this system or changing connections, be sure to switch the power off and disconnect the power cord from the wall socket. After completing all connections, connect the power cords to the wall socket.

After connecting this unit to an AC outlet, a 15-second initialization process begins. You cannot carry out any operations during initialization. The HDMI indicator on the display unit blinks during initialization, and you can turn this unit on once it has stopped blinking.

To get the most out of this function, we recommend that you connect your HDMI component not to a plasma television but rather directly to the HDMI terminal on this unit.

Setting the HDMI options

You must adjust the settings of this unit as well as HDMI Control-compatible connected components in order to make use of the HDMI Control function. For more information see the operating instructions for each component.

Setting the HDMI Control mode

Choose whether to set this unit’s HDMI Control function On or Off. You will need to set it to Control On to use the HDMI Control function.

• When using a TV not manufactured by Pioneer, put this setting to Control Off.

1 SETUP Press SETUP.

ENTER

 

2

Select ‘HDMI Setup’ then press ENTER.

ENTER

 

3

Select ‘HDMI Ctrl’, then press ENTER.

ENTER

 

4

Adjust the setting then press ENTER to

confirm.

 

Control On – Enables the HDMI Control function. When this unit’s power is turned off and you have a supported source begin playback while using the HDMI Control function, the audio and video output from the HDMI connection are output from the plasma television.

Control Off – The HDMI Control is disabled. Synchronized operations cannot be used. When this unit’s power is turned off, audio and video of sources connected via HDMI are not output.

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Setting the Auto Delay

This feature automatically corrects the audio-to-video delay between components connected with an HDMI cable. The audio delay time is set depending on the operational status of the display connected with an HDMI cable. The audio delay time is automatically adjusted according to the video delay time.

1 SETUP Press SETUP.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘HDMI Setup’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

3

Select ‘Auto Delay’, then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

4

Select ‘A.Delay On’ or ‘A.Delay Off’ then

press ENTER to confirm.

Tip

This feature is only available when the connected display supports the automatic audio/video synchronizing capability (‘lip-sync’) for HDMI or HDMI Control. If you find the automatically set delay time unsuitable, set A.Delay to Off and adjust the sound delay settings manually (page 34).

Audio input settings from Plasma televisions (TV Input)

To listen to audio from a plasma television on this device, you will need to connect an audio cable other than an HDMI cable. From this menu, set the audio input to that which you would like to connect. Press TV on the remote control to switch this unit to the input source selected here. This setting is changed to the selected input and the audio from the plasma television is output from this device.

Select from inputs Digital 1, Digital 2 and Analog.

1 SETUP Press SETUP.

Important

You must set this setting to activate the HDMI Control function.

Before using synchronization

Once you have finished all connections and settings, you must:

1Put all components into standby mode.

2Turn the power ON for all components, with the power for the plasma television being turned on last.

3Choose the HDMI input to which the TV is connected to this unit, and see if video output from connected components displays properly on the screen or not.

Synchronized amp mode

Synchronized amp mode begins once you carry out an operation for the plasma television. For more information, see the operating instructions of your plasma television.

Synchronized amp mode operations

By connecting a component to this unit with an HDMI cable you can use synchronized amp mode, which allows you to synchronize the following operations:

Displays on the plasma television when you mute or adjust the volume of this unit.

The input of this unit is automatically changed when playback occurs on a connected component.

Even if you change this unit’s input to a device that is not connected by HDMI, the synchronized amp mode remains in effect.

By pressing GENRE when listening to a source from a supplied HDD/DVD recorder, the most appropriate listening mode is automatically selected (page 33).

ENTER

 

2

Select ‘System Setup’ then press ENTER.

ENTER

 

3

Select ‘TV Input’, then press ENTER.

ENTER

 

4

Adjust the setting then press ENTER to

confirm.

 

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Canceling synchronized amp mode

If you cancel synchronized amp mode while connected via HDMI to a plasma television or while you are watching a TV programme, the power for this unit is turned off.

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Important

RCV Press to set the remote control to receiver

control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the RECEIVER screen, as shown below).

After selecting Sleep On, you can press SLEEP again to check how much time is left. Each line indicates approximately 12 minutes (remaining):

S l e e p - - - - -

RECEIVER

SURR

ADV

F.S.

SURR

SURR

Dimming the display

You can choose to dim the display of the display unit if you find it too bright.1

1 SETUP Press SETUP.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘System Setup’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

3

Select ‘Dimmer’ then press ENTER.

 

ENTER

4

Select ‘Dimmer Light’ or ’Dimmer Dark’

then press ENTER to confirm.

Setting up the remote to control your TV

You can use the supplied remote to control your TV. To be able to use this feature you first have to program the remote with a maker code from the table on the following page.

1TV Set the input to TV.

2Press and hold the TV button and press SETUP.

The TV preset screen is shown on the remote control, and the current maker code is displayed on the LCD screen.

TV PRESET

 

 

3 5 1

 

Maker code

1

2

3

 

4

5

6

Number buttons

7

8

9

 

CLEAR

0

ENTER

ENTER

 

 

EXIT

 

Setting the sleep timer

The sleep timer switches off the receiver subwoofer after a specified time so you can fall asleep without worrying

about it.2

SLEEP Press to select an option.

Choose between the following options:

Sleep On – Switches off after about an hour

Sleep Off – Cancels the sleep timer

3Use the number buttons to input the maker code for your TV, and press ENTER.

See the table on the next page for the list of maker codes. If there is more than one code given for your make, input the first one in the list.

If the maker’s name of your TV doesn’t appear in the table, you will not be able to use this remote to control your TV.

4Point the remote towards your TV and press

SOURCE to check that the remote works with your

TV.

If the remote is set up correctly, the TV should switch off. If it doesn’t and there is another code given for your maker, repeat step 1 with a new code.

Note

1 The display of the display unit dims when the sleep timer is set, regardless of this setting.

2 The display of the display unit dims when the sleep timer is set. The HDD/DVD recorder does not automatically switch off with the sleep timer.

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TV Preset code list

Please note that there are cases where only certain functions may be controllable after assigning the proper preset code, or the codes for the manufacturer in the list will not work for the model that you are using.

Manufacturer Code(s)

AIWA 006

AKAI 009, 010

ALBA 011

BESTER 015

BLAUPUNKT 016, 017

BLUE SKY 018

BRANDT 019

BUSH 022

CLATRONIC 023

DAEWOO 035, 036, 037

DUAL 039,040

FERGUSON 048, 048, 050

FIRSTLINE 051

FISHER 053

FRABA 054

FUNAI 056, 058, 059

GOLDSTAR 070

GOODMANS 071, 072, 073

GRUNDIG 074, 075, 076

ICE 084

IRRADIO 085

ITT 086, 087

JVC 093, 094, 095, 096

KENDO 098

LOEWE 103, 104, 105

MARK 116

MATSUI 117, 118

MEDION 119

MITSUBISHI 123, 124, 125

MIVER 127

NEC 130

NOKIA 086, 087, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136

NORDMENDE 137, 138, 139

OCEANIC 135, 136

OKANO 140

ONWA 141

PANASONIC 146, 147

PHILIPS 155

PHONOLA 157

RADIO 163

RADIOLA 168

SABA 176, 177, 178, 179, 180

SAMSUNG 185, 186

SANYO 190, 191, 192, 193, 194

SCHNEIDER 199, 200, 201, 202

SHARP 208, 209

SIEMENS 212

SONY 215

TATUNG 221

TELEFUNKEN 222, 223, 224, 225

THOMSON 226, 227

THORN 228

TOSHIBA 231, 232

UNIVERSUM 235

W.HOUSE 239

WATSON 244

YAMAHA 245, 246, 247, 248, 249

PIONEER 001, 002

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Resetting the system

Use this procedure to reset all system settings to the factory default.

1Switch the system on.

2Press and hold INPUT SELECTOR then press theSTANDBY/ON button on the display unit.

The next time you switch on, all the system settings should be reset.

Installation and maintenance

Hints on installation

We want you to enjoy using this system for years to come, so please bear in mind the following points when choosing a location:

Do...

Use in a well-ventilated room.

Place on a solid, flat, level surface, such as a table, shelf or stereo rack.

Don’t...

Use in a place exposed to high temperatures or humidity, including near radiators and other heat-generating appliances.

Place on a window sill or other place where the system will be exposed to direct sunlight.

Use in an excessively dusty or damp environment.

Place directly on top of an amplifier, or other component in your stereo system that becomes hot in use.

Use near a television or monitor as you may experience interference — especially if the television uses an indoor antenna.

Use in a kitchen or other room where the system may be exposed to smoke or steam.

Use on a thick rug or carpet, or cover with cloth — this may prevent proper cooling of the system unit.

Place on an unstable surface, or one that is not large enough to support all four of the system unit’s feet.

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Surround sound formats

Below is a brief description of the main surround sound formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.

Dolby

The Dolby technologies are explained below. See www.dolby.com for more detailed information.

Dolby Digital

Dolby Digital is a multichannel digital audio coding system widely used in cinemas, and in the home for DVD and digital broadcast soundtracks. It can deliver up to six discrete audio channels, comprising five full range channels and a special LFE (low frequency effects) channel used mainly for deep, rumbling sound effects; hence the term “5.1-channel” Dolby Digital.

In addition to the format features above, Dolby Digital decoders offer downmixing for compatibility with mono, stereo and Dolby Pro Logic audio from a number of bit rates and channels. Another feature, called Dialog Normalization, attenuates programs based on the average level of dialog in a program relative to its peak level (also known as Dialnorm) in order to achieve uniform playback level.

Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Surround

Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an improved version of the Dolby Pro Logic II (and Dolby Pro Logic) decoding system. Using the innovative “steering logic” circuit, this system extracts surround sound from sources as follows:

Dolby Pro Logic – 4.1 channel sound (mono surround) from any stereo source

Dolby Pro Logic II – 5.1 channel sound (stereo surround) from any stereo source

With two channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is generated by bass management in the receiver.

Dolby Surround is an encoding system which embeds surround sound information within a stereo soundtrack, which a Dolby Pro Logic decoder can then use for enhanced surround listening with greater sound detail.

Dolby Digital Plus

Dolby Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential expected in the upcoming high-definition era. Built on Dolby

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Digital, the multi-channel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the next-generation A/V receivers but remains fully compatible with all current A/V receivers.

Dolby Digital Plus delivers multi-channel audio programs of up to 7.1 channels (*) and supports multiple programs in a single encoded bitstream with the maximum bit rate potential of up to 6 Mbps and the maximum bit rate performance of up to 3 Mbps on HD DVD and 1.7 Mbps on Blu-ray Disc, and it outputs Dolby Digital bitstreams for playback on existing Dolby Digital systems. Dolby Digital Plus can accurately reproduce the sound originally intended by directors and producers.

It also features multi-channel sound with discrete channel output, interactive mixing and streaming capability in advanced systems. Supported by High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI), a single-cable digital connection is possible for high-definition audio and video.

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby TrueHD is the next-generation lossless encoding technology developed for high-definition optical discs in the upcoming era. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on high-definition optical discs in the next generation. When coupled with highdefinition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience with stunning sound and highdefinition picture.

It supports bit rates of up to 18 Mbps and records up to 8 fullrange channels (*) individually with 24-bit/96 kHz audio. It also features extensive metadata including dialogue normalization and dynamic range control. Supported by High-Definition Media Interface (HDMI), a single-cable digital connection is possible for high-definition audio and video.

*HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc standards currently limit their maximum number of audio channels to eight, whereas Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD support more than eight audio channels.

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

DTS

The DTS technologies are explained below. See

www.dtstech.com for more detailed information.

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DTS Digital Surround

DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel audio coding system from DTS Inc. now widely used for DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, 5.1 music discs, digital broadcasts, and video games. It can deliver up to six discrete audio channels, comprising five full range channels, including an LFE channel. Higher sound quality is achieved through the use of a low compression rate, and high rates of transmittance during playback.

DTS-ES

DTS-ES (the ES stands for Extended Surround) is a decoder that is capable of decoding both DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 encoded sources. DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 gives ‘true’ 6.1 channel sound, with a completely separate (discrete) surround back channel. DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 has a surround back channel matrixed into the surround left/right channels. Both sources are also compatible with a conventional DTS 5.1 channel decoder.

DTS Neo:6

DTS Neo:6 can generate 6.1 channel surround sound from any matrixed stereo source (such as video or TV) and from 5.1 channel sources. It uses both the channel information already encoded into the source, as well as its own processing to determine channel localization (with two channel sources, the “.1” subwoofer channel is generated by bass management in the receiver). Two modes (Cinema and Music) are available using DTS Neo:6 with two channel sources.

DTS 96/24

DTS 96/24 is an extension of the original DTS Digital Surround which offers high quality 96 kHz/24-bit audio using a DTS 96/24 decoder. This format is also fully backward compatible with all existing decoders. This means that DVD players can play this software using a conventional DTS 5.1 channel decoder.

DTS-EXPRESS

DTS-EXPRESS is a low-bitrate encoding technology supporting up to 5.1 channels with fixed data transfer rates. This format is incorporated with sub audio on HD DVD and secondary audio on Blu-ray Disc while boasting the potential applicability to upcoming broadcasts and memory audio contents.

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio is a technology that delivers master audio sources recorded in a professional studio to listeners without any loss of data, preserving audio quality. DTS-HD Master Audio adopts variable data transfer rates, facilitating data transfer to the maximum rate of 24.5 Mbps in the Blu-ray disc format, 18.0 Mbps in the HD-DVD format, which by far exceeds that of a standard DVD. These high data transfer rates enable lossless transmission of 96 kHz/24-bit 7.1-channel audio sources without deteriorating the quality of the original sound. DTS-HD Master Audio is an irreplaceable technology that can reproduce sound faithfully as intended by the creator of music or movies.

“DTS” is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc. and “DTS-HD Master Audio” is a trademark of DTS, Inc.

Troubleshooting

Incorrect operations are often mistaken for trouble and malfunctions. If you think that there is something wrong with this component, check the points below. Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.

If the system does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.

If there is no sound or no multichannel sound from the SDVR-LX70D HDD/DVD recorder, try setting the recorder’s audio-related settings back to their defaults — see The Initial Setup menu on page 152.

General

Problem

The power does not turn on, or switches off suddenly (an error message may be displayed at startup). Or, the display disappears suddenly and no sound is output (with the POWER ON indicator (Blue) and the HDMI indicator (Red) lit up).

Remedy

Leave the unit plugged in, wait for one minute, then switch back on.

Make sure there are no loose strands of wire touching the unit. This could cause the system to shut off automatically.

Check that the speakers are connected correctly.

Make sure there is enough space for ventilation around the receiver subwoofer.

Make sure the voltage of the mains power source is correct for the model.

Try reducing the volume level.

If the problem persists, take it to your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.

Do not block the air intake opening on the bottom as well as the air exhaust opening on the back of this unit.

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Problem

Remedy

No sound is output when an

• When playing back a source on the supplied HDD/DVD recorder, make sure that the

input function is selected.

settings for Audio Out (page 155), and the HDMI Output under Audio Output Setting

 

(page 159) are all at their default values.

 

• If you’re using the line input, make sure the component is connected correctly and the

 

volume level of your external component (i.e. a portable player, etc.) is adjusted (see

 

Connecting auxiliary components on page 40).

 

• Turn up the volume.

 

• No audio is output from the speakers connected to this unit if HDMI Mode is set to

 

Through Mode (page 43).

 

• No audio is output if a DVI component is connected via HDMI.

 

• Press MUTE on the remote control to turn muting off.

 

 

No sound from surround

• Refer to Channel level setting on page 37 to check the speaker levels.

speaker.

• Check that you haven’t selected the Stereo mode (see Listening in surround sound on

 

page 31).

 

• Connect the speakers properly (refer to Connecting up on page 8).

 

• Verify the audio output and HDMI settings of your external component when connecting

 

an external component via an optical digital cable or HDMI cable.

Can’t operate using the remote control.

Replace the batteries (Putting the batteries in the remote control on page 26).

Operate within 7 m, 30° of the remote sensor (Using the remote control on page 26).

Remove any obstacles or operate from another position.

Avoid exposing the remote sensor on the front panel to direct light.

For operating the HDD/DVD recorder, make sure that the control cable and HDMI cable are connected (page 13).

For operating the other Pioneer component connected to the CONTROL OUT jack of this receiver subwoofer, make sure that the control cable and either an HDMI or analog audio cable are connected (page 42).

Tuner

Problem

Remedy

Considerable noise in radio

• Connect the AM antenna (refer to Connecting up on page 8) and adjust the direction and

broadcasts.

position for best reception. You may also connect an additional internal or external AM

 

antenna (refer to Connecting external antennas on page 42).

 

• Fully extend the FM wire antenna, position for best reception, and secure to a wall. You

 

may also connect an outdoor FM antenna (see Connecting external antennas on page 42).

 

• Turn off other equipment that may be causing the noise or move it further away.

Auto tuning does not pick up some stations.

• The radio signal is weak. Auto tuning will only detect radio stations with a good signal. For more sensitive tuning, connect an outdoor antenna.

HDMI

Symptom

Remedy

No picture or sound.

• This receiver is HDCP-compatible. Check that the components you are connecting are

 

also HDCP-compatible.

 

• Depending on the connected source component, it’s possible that it will not work with

 

this receiver (even if it is HDCP-compatible).

 

• If the problem still persists when connecting your HDMI component directly to your

 

monitor, please consult the component or monitor manual or contact the manufacturer for

 

support.

No sound, or sound suddenly ceases.

Check that the HDMI Mode setting is set to AMP Mode/Through Mode.

If the component is a DVI device, use a separate connection for the audio.

Check the audio output settings of the source component.

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Displayed Messages

Message

Description

192kHz PCM

These messages are displayed when you operate a function incompatible with the audio

SACD

source being played back.

DTS-HD

 

DTS Express

 

Dolby TrueHD

 

Dolby D+

 

 

 

No MIC

Displays when you press MCACC when the MCACC setup mic is not connected.

 

 

Muting

Displays when you press TEST TONE or MCACC while this unit is muted.

 

 

2ch Only

An operation is prohibited because it is only applicable to 2 channel sources, while the

 

current source is a multichannel source.

 

 

Exit

Appears when a menu is automatically exited after a set period of inactivity.

 

 

HDMI Through

Displays when you change the Listening Mode, the volume level, or some sound settings

 

when the HDMI Mode is set to Through Mode.

 

 

Unknown

The genre information for contents being played back on the HDD/DVD recorder cannot be

 

obtained.

 

 

No Genre

There is no genre set for contents being played back on the HDD/DVD recorder.

 

 

HDMI C.ERR 2C*

The connected component is not compatible with synchronized genre mode.

 

 

Can’t use

• You tried to use Genre Sync Mode for a source component that does not support this

 

function.

 

• The source component is in a situation where Genre Sync Mode cannot be used.

 

• You tried to use Genre Sync Mode when the input source of this unit is a source other

 

than HDMI.

 

• The operation is forbidden due to the surround settings.

 

• When the volume level is over 51, some functions are restricted.

 

 

HDMI C.ERR 1**

Check if the HDMI cable is properly connected. If the cable is properly connected, this unit

 

may be damaged. In such an event, please contact a Pioneer-authorized service center or

 

your nearest dealer.

 

 

Noisy!

Background noise is too high to complete MCACC setup successfully.

 

 

Error MIC!

An error occurred during MCACC setup because the microphone is not connected or is

 

not connected properly.

 

 

Error Speaker!

An error occurred during MCACC setup because the speakers are not connected or are

 

not connected properly.

 

 

Over Temp

Try lowering the volume. If this problem is not fixed by removing and inserting the power

 

cable, this unit may be damaged. In such an event, please contact a Pioneer-authorized

 

service center or your nearest dealer.

 

 

OC Error1

Check whether the speaker cables are short-circuited. If the error message continues to be

OC Error2

displayed, contact your Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.

 

 

*** BackUpERR

Contact your Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer for servicing.

 

 

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Additional information

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Specifications

SX-LX70SW Audio Multi-channel Receiver Subwoofer

Amplifier section

RMS Power Output (8 channel output):

Front, Center, Surround (6 channel). . . 50 W per channel (1 kHz, 10 % T.H.D., 8 Ω)

Dual Subwoofer (2 channel) . . . . . . .100 W (50 W+ 50 W) (100 Hz, 10 % T.H.D., 8 Ω)

FM tuner section

Frequency range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.5 MHz to 108 MHz Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ω, unbalanced

AM tuner section

Frequency range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531 kHz to 1602 kHz Antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Loop antenna

Subwoofer section

Enclosure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bass-reflex floor type (magnetically shielded)

System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 cm 1-way system Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 cm cone type x2 Nominal impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ω Frequency range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hz to 500 Hz Maximum Input Power. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 W x2

• Input/Output section

HDMI terminal

input. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pin x3 output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 pin (5 V, 100 mA) Other connector

System connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 pin Audio input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Optical x2 (Digital)

RCA (2 pin) (Analog) Control output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mini jack x2 Display unit

System connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 pin Front Audio input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mini jack MCACC input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mini jack iPod input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 pin (12 V, 420 mA)

Miscellaneous

Power requirements . . . . . . . AC 220 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz Power consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 W Power consumption in standby

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0.39 W (HDMI Control ON) 0.29 W (HDMI Control OFF)

Dimensions . . . . . . 245 mm (W) x 409 mm (H) x 600 mm (D) Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.8 kg

SSP-LX70ST Satellite Speaker

(Front/center speakers x2, Surround speakers x2)

Front/center speakers

Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed-box bookshelf type (magnetically shielded)

System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 cm 1-way system Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 cm cone type x3 Nominal impedance

Front channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ω Center channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ω Frequency range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Hz to 20 kHz

Maximum input power

Front channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 W Center channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 W Dimensions . . . .122.5 mm (W) x 89.5 mm (H) x 104 mm (D) Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 kg

Surround speakers

Enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed-box bookshelf type (magnetically shielded)

System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 cm 1-way system Speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.2 cm cone type x2 Nominal impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Ω Frequency range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Hz to 20 kHz Maximum input power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 W Dimensions . . . .122.5 mm (W) x 89.5 mm (H) x 104 mm (D) Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.44 kg

Accessories

Accessory box (AS-LX70):

Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 AA/LR6 alkaline batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Power cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Display unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 AM loop antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 FM wire antenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Microphone (for Auto MCACC setup) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 HDMI cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Control cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Display cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Optical digital cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 iPod cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 G-LINK™ cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 RF antenna cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Warranty card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 These operating instructions

Receiver subwoofer (SX-LX70SW) box:

Cleaning cloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Satellite Speakers (SSP-LX70ST) box:

Speaker cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Speaker bases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Non-skid pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Screws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Note

Specifications and design subject to possible modification without notice, due to improvements.

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Section Two

HDD/DVD Recorder

SDVR-LX70D

Section Two

Contents

01 Before you start

Symbols used in this manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Disc/content format playback compatibility . . . . . . . 57 About the internal hard disk drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

02 Recorder connections

Connecting a TV antenna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Easy connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver . . . . . 63 Connecting an external decoder box (1). . . . . . . . . . 64 Connecting an external decoder box (2). . . . . . . . . . 65

Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Connecting a DV camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Plugging in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

03 Getting started

Switching on and setting up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 For users receiving digital broadcast services . . . . . 70

Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system . . . . . . . . . . . 71

04 Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide

The GUIDE Plus+ system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Using the GUIDE Plus+ system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

GUIDE Plus+ FAQ and troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . 83

05 Using the digital electronic programme guide

The Digital EPG system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Using the Digital EPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Setting timer programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Other useful EPG functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

06 Recording

About DVD recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 About HDD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Recorded audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Restrictions on video recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Using the built-in A.TV and D.TV tuners . . . . . . . . . . 93 Setting the picture quality/recording time . . . . . . . . 95 Basic recording from the TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

Pause Live TV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 About timer recordings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Timer recording FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Simultaneous recording and playback

(Chase Play). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Recording from an external component. . . . . . . . . 100 Playing your recordings on other DVD players . . . . 101 Initializing recordable DVD discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

DVD-RW Auto Initialize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

07 Playback

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Basic playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Using the Disc Navigator with recordable discs

and the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Using the Disc Navigator with

playback-only discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Scanning discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Playing in slow motion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Frame advance/frame reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

The Play Mode menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Displaying and switching subtitles . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Switching DVD and DivX soundtracks . . . . . . . . . . 111 Switching audio channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Switching camera angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

Displaying disc information on-screen. . . . . . . . . . 112

08 Playing and recording from a DV camcorder

Playing from a DV camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Recording from a DV camcorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

About DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

09 Editing

Editing options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

The Disc Navigator screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

10 Copying and backup

Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 One Touch Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Using Copy Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Using disc backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132

11 Using the Jukebox

Copying music to the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Copying files via USB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

Playing music from the Jukebox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Changing the display style of the Jukebox . . . . . . . 139

Copying albums/tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Editing the HDD Jukebox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139

12 The PhotoViewer

Locating JPEG picture files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Changing the display style of the PhotoViewer. . . . 141

Playing a slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

Reloading files from a disc or USB device . . . . . . . 142 Importing files to the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Selecting multiple files or folders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Copying files to a DVD-R/-RW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Copying selected files to a DVD-R/-RW . . . . . . . . . 144

Editing files on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Printing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146

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13 The Disc Setup menu

Basic settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Initialize settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Finalize settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Optimize HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Initialize HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

14 The Video Adjust menu

Setting the picture quality for TV and

external input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Setting the picture quality for disc playback . . . . . . 150

15 The Initial Setup menu

Using the Initial Setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Selecting other languages for language options. . . 162 Using Software Update (Digital tuner) . . . . . . . . . . 162

16 Additional information

Minimum copying times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Manual recording modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165

If the picture freezes and the front panel and

remote control buttons stop working . . . . . . . . . . . 169

On-screen displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Front panel displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Language code list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Country/Area code list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Screen sizes and disc formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Handling discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Cleaning the pickup lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Cleaning the recorder’s exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Hints on installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Moving the recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Resetting the recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

Specifications (SDVR-LX70D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176

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Before you start

Chapter 1

Before you start

Symbols used in this manual

The following icons are provided to help you quickly identify which instructions you need for which kind of disc.

HDD

HDD

DVD

Any type of DVD disc (recordable or

 

playback only), finalized or not.

DVD-Video

Commercially produced DVD, finalized

 

Video mode DVD-R/-RW.

01

Disc/content format playback compatibility

Compatible media

DVD-RW ver. 1.1 / 1x / 1x to 2x, ver. 1.2 / 2x to 4x / 2x to 6x

DVD-R ver. 2.0 /1x / 1x to 4x / 1x to 8x / 1x to 16x, ver. 2.1 / 1x to 8x / 1x to 16x

DVD+RW 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 3.3x to 8x

DVD+R 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 1x to 8x / 1x to 16x

DVD-RAM ver. 2.0 / 2x, ver. 2.1 / 2x / 2x to 3x / 2x to 5x, ver. 2.2 / 2x / 2x to 3x / 2x to 5x

DVD (Video)

DVD (VR)

DVD+R

DVD+RW

DVD-RAM

CD

Video CD

Super VCD

WMA/MP3

DivX

ALL

Video mode DVD-R/-RW (unfinalized)

VR mode DVD-R/-RW

DVD+R

DVD+RW

DVD-RAM

Audio CD

Video CD

Super VCD

WMA or MP3 files

DivX files

All of the above

DVD-R DL ver. 3.0 / 2x to 4x / 2x to 8x

DVD+R DL 2.4x / 2.4x to 8x

Note that older models of DVD recorders and DVD writers may reject DVD-RW ver. 1.2 discs and/or corrupt the data on the disc. If you want to share DVD-RW discs between this recorder and an older recorder/writer, we recommend using ver. 1.1 discs.

The following table shows older Pioneer DVD recorders’ limited compatibility with DVD-RW ver. 1.2 discs.

Model

Playable

Recordable

DVR-7000

Yes*1,2,3

No

DVR-3100/DVR-5100H

Yes*1

No

*1 Discs should be finalized in this recorder before playing. Unfinalized VR mode and Video mode discs may not play.

*2 Cannot read the CPRM information will show in the display when you load a disc. However, this will not affect playback.

*3 Copy-once protected disc titles will not play.

Readable file system

This recorder can play DVDs recorded under the

following file systems1: ISO 9660*, UDF 1.02, UDF 1.50, UDF 2.00, UDF 2.01.

* ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 compliant. Romeo and Joliet file systems are both compatible with this recorder.

Note

1 • Depending on the recording technique used, even files recorded in compatible file systems may not play correctly.

• MP3/WMA/DivX files can be played back when recorded onto a DVD that contains no video titles and uses the UDF 1.02, UDF 1.50, UDF 2.01 or ISO 9660 file systems.

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01 Before you start

HDD/DVD Recording and playback compatibility

This recorder can play and record all widely-used DVD disc types, and additionally provides HDD functionality. The table below shows some specific compatibility differences between the different disc types.

 

HDD

DVD-R

DVD-RW

DVD+R

DVD

DVD

 

+RW

-RAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marks used in this manual

HDD

DVD (VR)

DVD (Video)

DVD (VR)

DVD (Video)

DVD+R

DVD+RW

DVD-RAM

 

 

 

*1

 

*1

*2

 

 

*13, 16

Logos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re-recordable/Erasable

 

*3

*3

 

 

*3

*14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Editing of recorded programmes

 

 

*4

 

*4

*4

*4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recording of Copy-once protected

 

*12

 

*12

 

 

 

*12

material

 

 

 

 

 

Playback in other players/recorders

n/a

*5

*6

*7

*6

*6, 15

*8

*9

 

 

 

 

Chase play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:9 and 4:3 programme recording

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilingual broadcast recording of

*10, 11

*11

 

*11

 

 

 

*11

both audio channels

 

 

 

 

Notes to table

*1 Must be initialized for VR mode recording (page 147). *2 Must be initialized for Video mode recording (page 147). *3 Erasable, but free space does not increase.

*4 Cannot erase sections, edit chapters or use playlist editing. *5 Must be compatible with DVD-R (VR) playback.

*6 Finalize using this recorder (may not playback in some units) (page 101).

*7 Must be compatible with DVD-RW (VR) playback. *8 Must be compatible with DVD+RW playback. *9 Must be compatible with DVD-RAM playback.

*10 Only when HDD Recording Format is set to Video Mode Off (page 158).

*11 Only when the recording mode is not set to LPCM. *12 CPRM-compatible discs only.

*13 Take the disc out of the cartridge before use. Only Panasonic and Maxell discs have been tested to work reliably with this recorder. Discs from other makers may become unusable when recorded or edited.

*14 Erasing a title does not increase the available recording time, nor increase the number of recordable titles left.

*15 Must be compatible with DVD+R playback.

*16 Depending on the disc, it may have to be initialized before it can be recorded (page 147). In this case, initialization will take about an hour.

Using DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs

DVD-R DL (Dual-Layer) and DVD+R DL (Double-Layer) discs contain two recordable layers on a single side, giving about 1.8 times the recording capacity of a conventional single-layer disc. This recorder can record to both DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs.

If you intend to play DVD-R DL (Video mode) or DVD+R DL discs recorded on this recorder on other DVD recorders/players, you must finalize them. (Note that some DVD recorders/players may not play even finalized DL discs.)

This logo indicates that the disc is a DVD-R DL or DVD+R DL disc:

is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation.

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Before you start

01

Correct operation has been confirmed for DL discs:

DVD-R DL ver. 3.0/2x to 4x Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim)

DVD-R DL ver. 3.0/2x to 8x Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim) That’s

JVC

DVD+R DL 2.4x

Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim) RICOH

DVD+R DL 2.4x to 8x

Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim) RICOH

About DualDisc playback

A DualDisc is a new two -sided disc, one side of which contains DVD content –video, audio, etc. –while the other side contains non-DVD content such as digital audio material.

The non-DVD, audio side of the disc is not compliant with the CD audio specification and therefore may not play.

It is possible that when loading or ejecting a DualDisc, the opposite side to that being played will be scratched. Scratched discs may not be playable.

The DVD side of a DualDisc plays in this product. DVD -Audio content will not play.

For more detailed information on the DualDisc specification, please refer to the disc manufacturer or disc retailer.

CD-R/-RW compatibility

This recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs.

Readable formats: CD audio, Video CD/Super VCD, ISO 9660 CD-ROM* containing MP3, WMA, JPEG or DivX files

*ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 compliant. CD physical format: Mode1, Mode2 XA Form1. Romeo and Joliet file systems are both compatible with this recorder.

Multi-session playback: Yes (except CD audio and Video CD/Super VCD)

Unfinalized disc playback: CD audio only

Compressed audio compatibility

Compatible media: DVD-ROM, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/ +RW, DVD-RAM, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, USB

Compatible formats: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media Audio (WMA)

Sampling rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

Bit-rates: Any (128 kbps or higher recommended)

Variable bit-rate (VBR) MP3 playback: Yes

VBR WMA playback: No

WMA encoder compatibility: Windows Media Codec 8 (files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless, Voice and VBR)

DRM (Digital Rights Management)1 file playback: No

File extensions: .mp3, .wma (these must be used for the recorder to recognize MP3 and WMA files – do not use for other file types)

Other disc compatibility

In addition to DVD, this recorder is compatible with a wide range of disc types (media) and formats. Playable discs will generally feature one of the logos on the disc and/or disc packaging shown below. Note however that some disc types, such as recordable CD (and DVD), may be in an unplayable format — see below for further compatibility information.

File structure: The recorder can load up to 99 folders/ 999 files at one time (if there are more files/folders that this on the disc then more can be reloaded)

WMA (Windows Media™ Audio) content

This recorder can playback Windows Media Audio content.

Audio CD

CD-R

CD-RW

Video CD

Super Video CD (Super VCD)

WMA is an acronym for Windows Media Audio and refers to an audio compression technology developed by Microsoft Corporation.

Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

This product includes technology owned by Microsoft Corporation and cannot be used or distributed without a license from Microsoft Licensing, Inc.

Note

1 DRM (digital rights management) copy protection is a technology designed to prevent unauthorized copying by restricting playback, etc. of compressed audio files on devices other than the PC (or other recording equipment) used to record it. For detailed information, please see the instruction manuals or help files that came with your PC and/or software.

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DivX video compatibility

DivX is a compressed digital video format created by the

DivX® video codec from DivX, Inc. Keeping the same terminology as DVD-Video, individual DivX video files are called “Titles”. When naming files/titles on a disc prior to burning, keep in mind that by default they will be played in alphabetical order.

Official DivX® Certified product.

Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX® 6) with standard playback of DivX® media files.

File extensions: .avi and .divx (these must be used for the recorder to recognize DivX video files). Note that all files with the .avi extension are recognized as MPEG4, but not all of these are necessarily DivX video files and therefore may not be playable on this recorder.

File structure: Up to 99 folders or 999 files.

DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license.

DivX® VOD content

DivX

In order to play DivX VOD (video on demand) content on this recorder, you first need to register the recorder with your DivX VOD content provider. You do this by generating a DivX VOD registration code, which you submit to your provider.

Some DivX VOD content may only be playable a fixed number of times. When you load a disc containing this type of DivX VOD content, the remaining number of plays is shown on-screen and you then have the option of playing the disc (thereby using up one of the remaining plays), or stopping. If you load a disc that contains expired DivX VOD content (for example, content that has zero remaining plays), the message Rental Expired is displayed.

If your DivX VOD content allows an unlimited number of plays, then you may load the disc into your recorder and play the content as often as you like, and no message will be displayed.

Important

DivX VOD content is protected by a DRM system. This restricts playback of content to specific, registered devices.

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If you load a disc that contains DivX VOD content not authorized for this recorder, the message Authorization Error is displayed and the content will not play.

Resetting the recorder (as described in Resetting the recorder on page 175) will not cause you to lose your registration code.

JPEG file compatibility

Compatible formats: Baseline JPEG and EXIF 2.2* still image files

*File format used by digital still cameras

Sampling ratio: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0

Horizontal resolution: 160 to 5120 pixels

Vertical resolution: 120 to 3840 pixels

Progressive JPEG compatible: No

File extensions: .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jif, .jfif (must be used for the recorder to recognize JPEG files – do not use for other file types)

File structure: The recorder can load up to 99 folders/ 999 files at one time (if there are more files/folders that this on the disc then more can be reloaded)

PC-created disc compatibility

Discs recorded using a personal computer may not be playable in this recorder due to the setting of the application software used to create the disc. In these particular instances, check with the software publisher for more detailed information.

Discs recorded in packet write mode (UDF format) are not compatible with this recorder.

Check the DVD-R/-RW or CD-R/-RW software disc boxes for additional compatibility information.

Dolby Digital

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

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DTS

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

DVB

The Digital Video Broadcasting Project, or DVB for short, is a set of open standards for digital broadcasting, covering terrestrial, cable and satellite broadcasts.

Based around the MPEG-2 coding system, these open standards ensure that compliant systems are able to work together, independent of manufacturer.

DVB is extremely flexible, being able to deliver virtually any kind of digital content to the home, including High Definition and Standard Definition TV, broadband multimedia content and interactive services.

DVB is a registered trademark of the DVB Project.

Do not block the rear vent/cooling fan.

Do not use the recorder in excessively hot or humid places, or in places that may be subject to sudden changes in temperature. Sudden changes in temperature can cause condensation to form inside the recorder. This can be a cause of HDD failure.

While the recorder is switched on (including during EPG download when the display shows EPG), do not unplug from the wall socket or switch the electricity off from the breaker switch.

Do not move the recorder immediately after switching it off. If you need to move the recorder, please follow the steps below:

1 After the message POWER OFF is shown on the front panel display, wait at least two minutes.

2 Unplug from the wall socket.

3 Move the recorder.

If there’s a power failure while the recorder is on there is a chance that some data on the HDD will be lost.

The HDD is very delicate. If used over time in an improper manner or in an unsuitable environment, it is possible that the HDD will fail. Signs of problems include playback unexpectedly freezing and noticeable block noise (mosaic) in the picture. However, sometimes there will be no warning signs of HDD failure. If the HDD fails, no playback of recorded material will be possible. In this case it will be necessary to replace the HDD unit.

About the internal hard disk drive

The internal hard disk drive (HDD) is a fragile piece of equipment. When used without the proper care or in the wrong conditions, it is possible that recorded contents may be damaged or lost entirely, in some cases making even normal playback or recording impossible. Please understand that in the event of repair or replacement of the HDD or related components, all your HDD recordings will be lost.

Please use the recorder following the guidelines below to protect against possible HDD failure.

The HDD should not be regarded as a place to store recordings permanently. We recommend that you back up your important recordings onto DVD discs in order to protect against accidental loss.

Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting from HDD failure.

Do not move the recorder while it is on (this includes during EPG download when the display shows EPG).

Install and use the recorder on a stable, level surface.

Optimizing HDD performance

As you record and edit material on the HDD, the data on the disk becomes fragmented, eventually affecting the recorder’s performance. Before this happens, the recorder will warn you that it is time to optimize the HDD (which you can do from the Disc Setup menu; see

Optimize HDD on page 148).

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Chapter 2

Recorder connections

Connecting a TV antenna

This recorder has separate built-in TV tuners for terrestrial digital and terrestrial analog TV broadcasts.

If you are ready to receive digital broadcasts now, use one of the supplied RF antenna cables connect an antenna (either an antenna wall outlet or indoor antenna) to the ANTENNA (DIGITAL) IN connector. Next, connect the other supplied RF antenna cable to connect an antenna to the ANTENNA IN (RF IN) connector. Lastly, connect the recorder to your TV from the ANTENNA OUT connector.

 

 

 

Antenna wall outlet

 

Antenna wall outlet

 

or indoor antenna

 

ANTENNA

 

ANTENNA

 

IN (RF IN)

 

(DIGITAL) IN

ANTENNA

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

AUDIO OUT

 

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

AC IN

 

 

HDMI OUT COAXIAL

 

G-LINK CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

5 V

30 mA

ANTENNA

OUT

To antenna input

TV

 

 

Antenna

 

 

 

wall outlet

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

IN (RF IN)

 

 

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

 

AUDIO OUT

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

 

 

AC IN

 

 

HDMI OUT

COAXIAL

G-LINK

CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

 

OUT

IN

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

 

5 V

30 mA

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

 

OUT

 

 

 

 

To antenna input

 

 

 

 

 

TV

 

 

 

We strongly recommend using an outdoor antenna for better broadcast picture quality.

If, however, you want to use an indoor antenna, use one with a signal amplifier rated at 5 V, 30 mA and set Aerial Power to On in the Initial Setup menu (see page 153).

Easy connections

While we recommend using an HDMI connection (see page 13), you can also connect easily by using a SCART cable.

The setup described below is a basic setup that allows you to watch and record TV programmes, and play discs. Other types of connections are explained starting on the following page.

Important

If there is only one antenna outlet on your wall, use a divider.

Do not connect a component that can receive analog signals to the ANTENNA (DIGITAL) OUT.

If your area is not yet served with terrestrial digital services, connect your antenna’s output to the ANTENNA IN (RF IN) connector using one of the supplied RF antenna cables. Next, connect the recorder to your TV from the

ANTENNA OUT connector.

Important

The AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector can output ordinary (composite), S-Video or RGB video, plus stereo analog audio. The AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) connector accepts ordinary, S-Video and RGB video input, as well as stereo analog audio. See AV1 Out and AV2/L1 In on page 155 for how to setup these options.

Before making or changing any rear panel connections, make sure that all components are switched off and unplugged from the wall outlet.

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1

To antenna input

Antenna/cable TV

wall outlet

 

From antenna output

 

VCR

From SCART AV

 

connector

To recorder's

 

 

 

 

antenna input

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

AV2 (INPUT 1/

 

 

 

 

DECODER)

 

 

ANTENNA

 

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

 

AUDIO OUT

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

 

 

AC IN

 

 

HDMI OUT

COAXIAL

 

G-LINK CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

 

OUT

IN

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

 

5 V

30 mA

 

 

AV1 (RGB) - TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

To SCART AV

 

 

 

 

connector

TV

 

 

 

 

1Connect your TV antenna to the recorder and TV.

See Connecting a TV antenna on page 62 for details.

If you want to incorporate a VCR in your setup, connect it before the recorder (i.e., between the antenna wall outlet and the antenna input on the recorder).

2Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to connect the AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector on this recorder to the SCART AV connector on your TV.

3Use another SCART cable to connect the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) AV connector to a SCART AV connector on your VCR.

Tip

This recorder has a ‘through’ function which allows you to record a TV programme from the built-in TV tuner in this recorder while watching a video playing on your VCR (To use this feature when the recorder is in standby, Power Save must be set to Off — see Power Save on page 152).

Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver

If you have a cable box or satellite receiver with a built-in decoder, connect it to this recorder and your TV as shown on this page. If you are using a separate decoder box for your cable/satellite TV, set up following the instructions on the next page.

Using the setup on this page you can:

Record any channel by selecting it on the cable box, satellite receiver or digital terrestrial receiver.

Change channels and set timer recordings on the external receiver using the GUIDE Plus+® system (via the G-LINK™ cable, and after setting up).

Important

• Do not connect this recorder to your TV ‘through’ your VCR, satellite receiver or other component. Always connect each component directly to your TV or AV amplifier/receiver.

• When using the GUIDE Plus+ system to make a timer recording from an external receiver, make sure that the external receiver is switched on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To antenna input

 

 

 

 

Satellite dish/

 

 

 

 

 

antenna/cable TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From antenna output

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wall outlet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To recorder's

Cable/Satellite

 

 

From SCART AV

receiver

 

 

connector

antenna input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

AV2 (INPUT 1/

DECODER)

4

ANTENNA

 

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

 

AUDIO OUT

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

 

 

AC IN

 

 

HDMI OUT

COAXIAL

 

G-LINK CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

 

OUT

IN

 

OUT

IN

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

 

5 V

30 mA

 

 

AV1 (RGB) - TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

To SCART AV

 

 

 

 

connector

TV

 

 

 

 

1 Connect RF antenna cables as shown.

See Connecting a TV antenna on page 62 for more on RF antenna connections, including from this recorder to your TV.

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2Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to connect the AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector to a SCART AV connector on your TV.

This enables you to watch discs.

3Use another SCART cable to connect the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) AV connector to a SCART AV connector on your cable box/satellite receiver.

This enables you to record scrambled TV channels.

4Plug the supplied G-LINK™ cable to the G-LINK™ jack.

This enables you to control the tuner in the external

receiver using the GUIDE Plus+® system.

Position the IR transmitter end of the G-LINK™ cable so that the IR receiver on your cable/satellite receiver will pick up the control signals (see diagram).

ANTENNA

IN

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

G-LINK CONTROL

IN

OUT

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

G-LINK cable

See the manual that came with your cable/satellite receiver if you’re not sure where the IR receiver is on the front panel. Alternatively, experiment with the remote control, operating it from very close range until you find the place where the receiver responds.

Tip

This recorder has a ‘through’ function which allows you to record a TV programme from the built-in TV tuner in this recorder while watching a video playing on your VCR (To use this feature when the recorder is in standby, Power Save must be set to Off — see Power Save on page 152).

Connecting an external decoder box (1)

If you have an external, dedicated decoder box for your satellite or cable TV system, use the setup described on this page. See above for how to connect the G-LINK™ cable.

Important

Do not connect your decoder box directly to this recorder.

Information from the decoder (for example, relating to pay TV services), is only viewable when this recorder is off (in standby).

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For timer recording to work properly on this recorder, the VCR/satellite receiver/cable box must also be switched on during recording.

It is not possible to watch one TV programme and record another using this setup.

 

1

 

SCART AV

Antenna/cable TV

 

 

connection

wall outlet

 

 

2

 

To antenna input

 

 

VCR/Satellite receiver

 

Decoder

/Cable box

 

From SCART AV

 

 

 

3

connector

 

AV2 (INPUT 1/

 

 

DECODER)

 

ANTENNA

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

AUDIO OUT

 

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

AC IN

 

 

HDMI OUT COAXIAL

 

G-LINK CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

5 V

30 mA

AV1 (RGB) - TV

4

To SCART AV

connector

TV

1Connect the cable from the antenna/cable TV outlet to the antenna input on your VCR/satellite receiver/cable box.

2Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to connect your decoder to your VCR/satellite receiver/cable box.

See the manual for your decoder box for more detailed instructions.

3Use a SCART cable to connect your VCR/satellite receiver/cable box to the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) AV connector on this recorder.

4Use a SCART cable to connect the AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector to your TV.

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Connecting an external decoder box (2)

If you only have a decoder, connect it to this recorder and your TV as shown on this page.1

Using the setup on this page you can:

Record scrambled channels received using the recorder’s built-in analog TV tuner.

Important

Do not connect this recorder ‘through’ your VCR, satellite receiver or cable box. Always connect each component directly to your TV or other AV component.

 

Decoder

From SCART AV

 

 

 

connector

 

 

3

 

 

AV2 (INPUT 1/

 

 

DECODER)

 

ANTENNA

 

 

DIGITAL

IN

 

 

AUDIO OUT

 

AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER)

 

AC IN

 

 

HDMI OUT COAXIAL

 

G-LINK CONTROL

ANTENNA(DIGITAL)

 

 

OUT

IN

OUT

IN

 

 

 

AV 1 (RGB) – TV

5 V

30 mA

AV1 (RGB) - TV

2

To SCART AV

connector

TV

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Connecting using HDMI

Connect the receiver subwoofer to this recorder using the supplied HDMI cable (see page 13 for details).

The HDMI connector outputs uncompressed digital video, as well as almost every kind of digital audio.

When connected to an HDMI component or HDCPcompatible DVI component, the HDMI indicator lights.

HDMI setup is generally automatic. There are however settings you can change if you need to. See HDMI Output (only available when an HDMI device is connected) on page 159 for more information. Note that the HDMI settings remain in effect until you change them, or connect a new HDMI component.

Important

An HDMI connection can only be made with DVIequipped components compatible with both DVI and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If you choose to connect to a DVI connector, you will need a DVI to HDMI adaptor cable. A DVI to HDCP connection, however, does not support audio. Consult your local audio dealer for more information.

The HDMI connection is compatible with 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 16 bit/20 bit/24 bit 2-channel linear PCM signals, as well as Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG audio bitstream.

If your connected component is only compatible with Linear PCM, the signal is output as Linear PCM (DTS audio is not output).

If you have connected to a Pioneer plasma television, please select the HDMI setup on the display (refer to the supplied manual for more on this).

About HDMI

1Connect your TV antenna to the recorder and TV.

See Connecting a TV antenna on page 62 for details.

2Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to connect the AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector to a SCART AV connector on your TV.

This enables you to watch discs.

3Use another SCART cable to connect the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) AV connector to a SCART AV connector on your decoder box.

This enables you to record scrambled TV channels.

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) supports both video and audio on a single digital connection for use with DVD players and recorders, DTV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices. HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification. HDCP is used to protect digital content transmitted and received by DVI-compliant displays.

HDMI has the capability to support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel surround-sound audio. HDMI features include uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of up to five gigabits per second (Dual Link), one connector (instead of several cables and connectors), and communication between the AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.

Note

1 In order to use this setup, you will need to make the following settings from the Initial Setup menu:

Set the AV2/L1 In setting to Decoder from the Initial Setup menu (see AV2/L1 In on page 155).

From the Manual CH Setting screen, set the Decoder setting for the scrambled channels to On (see Manual CH Setting on page 154).

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HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

HDMI Control

By connecting the receiver subwoofer to an HDMI Control-compatible Pioneer plasma television with an HDMI cable, you can control this unit from the remote control of a connected plasma television, as well as have the connected plasma television automatically change inputs in response to this unit starting playback.

Refer to the operating instructions for your plasma television and HDMI Control on page 44 for more information about which operations can be carried out by connecting via HDMI cable.

Auto-select function

You can have a connected plasma television and the receiver subwoofer automatically change inputs when playback begins on this unit (including when you have a GUI (such as Disc Navigator) set to display on this unit). Certain connected plasma televisions may have their power turned from off to on when using this function.

Simultaneous power function

You can have this unit turn on automatically when the power for a connected plasma television is turned on. To have this unit’s power turned off when a connected plasma television is turned off, you must change the simultaneous power function of your plasma television.

Unified language function

By receiving language information from a connected plasma television, you can have this unit’s language settings automatically change to those of the plasma television (language information can be received only when no media is being played back and no recordings are taking place, or when you choose not to display this unit’s GUI displays).

Important

Depending on the type of plasma television, some HDMI input terminals do not support the HDMI Control function. For details, see the operating instructions supplied with your plasma television.

To use the following functions, set this unit’s HDMI Control to Off (page 159).

The timer recording to use VPS/PDC (page 98).

When you want this unit to automatically switch off upon completion of timer recording. (When HDMI Control is set to On, this unit does not automatically switch off if your plasma television is switched on upon completion of timer recording.)

When using the Video Control function of an external component.

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Child lock settings (page 99).

When you connect a SCART cable and an HDMI cable to the same plasma television simultaneously.

If you want to use an HDMI cable other than the supplied HDMI cable, use the one that supports the HDMI 1.3 specification. The HDMI Control functions may not operate properly if you do not use an HDMI cable that supports the HDMI 1.3 specification.

Controls may not function properly in certain situations, such as immediately after you have connect an HDMI cable, turn this unit’s power off or remove the power cable for this unit or the connected component. If you experience any problems, set HDMI Control to On for all connected units, and then display the pictures stored on this unit on your plasma television to improve the situations.

We cannot guarantee this unit will work with HDMI control-compatible components other than those made by Pioneer.

Connecting a DV camcorder

You can connect a DV camcorder or DVD recorder with DV output to the front panel DV IN jack.

Important

This jack is for connection to DV equipment only. It is not compatible with digital satellite receivers or D- VHS video decks.

DV IN

From DV output

DV camcorder

Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV jack of your DV camcorder to the front panel DV IN jack of this recorder.

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Connecting a USB device

Using the USB ports on the front of the recorder you can connect USB devices such as digital cameras, printers, keyboards and PCs. Please also see the instructions that came with the device you want to connect before using.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Type B)

 

 

 

(Type A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PictBridge-compatible

Digital Camera

 

Printer

 

PC

Keyboard

 

Important

Some USB devices may not work with this recorder.

When connecting a PC to this unit, make sure the power is turned off on both the PC and this unit when you connect them via USB.

We recommend connecting USB devices when this recorder is switched off (in standby).

JPEG file storage devices

Digital still camera

Memory card reader (any type of memory card)

USB memory

The Mass Storage Class (MSC) device should be FATcompatible. Note that if the device is partitioned, this recorder may not recognize it.

The Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) can be used to transfer up to a maximum of 4000 files.

WMA/MP3 file storage devices

Memory card reader (any type of memory card)

USB memory

PC (Use Connect PC function)

The Mass Storage Class (MSC) device should be FATcompatible. Note that if the device is partitioned, this recorder may not recognize it.

Note that although multi-slot card readers can be used, the recorder will only recognize the first card inserted. To read another card, remove all the cards and insert the card to be read again.

Using a USB hub

Use a hub compatible with USB 1.1 and/or 2.0.

Use an independently powered hub (bus powered hubs may not work reliably).

In the event of unreliable operation with the hub, we recommend plugging the device directly into the recorder’s USB port.

Operation may become unreliable if too many devices are connected to the hub. In this case, try unplugging some devices.

If the power delivered through a hub is insufficient for the devices connected, communication can become unreliable. In this case, disconnect one or more devices then perform a USB restart. (See Restart USB Device on page 160.)

Using a USB printer

• Use a PictBridge-compatible printer.

Using a USB keyboard

Do not use a PS/2 keyboard connected using a PS/2- USB adapter.

Using a PC

Note that you can connect a PC to this device via USB to copy WMA and MP3 files. For more information, see Connect PC on page 135. To use Connect PC with this device, your PC must run either the Windows XP Home Edition (SP2), Windows XP Professional (SP2) or Windows Vista Home Premium operating system and be able to run Windows Media Player 11. Even if your PC can run Windows Media Player 11, we cannot guarantee that it will function properly with this device. For more details see the ‘Help’ section of Windows Media Player 11.

Plugging in

After checking all the connections, plug in the recorder.

• Use the supplied power cable to connect this recorder to a power outlet.

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Chapter 3

Getting started

Important

To control the HDD/DVD recorder, change the HDD/ DVD recorder’s input function and put the remote control in HDD/DVR mode. When the remote control is in HDD/DVR mode, the HDD/DVR screen is shown on the LCD.

The HDD/DVR settings are listed on three separate pages. To cycle between pages, use the PAGE button.

Switching on and setting up

When you switch the recorder on for the first time, you can make several basic settings using the Setup Navigator feature. This takes you through setting the clock, the internal TV tuner and the video output.

If you’re using the recorder for the first time, we strongly recommend you use the Setup Navigator before starting to use the recorder.

1 Switch on your TV and set the video input to this recorder.

SOURCE

2 Switch on the recorder.

When you switch on for the first time, your TV should display the Setup Navigator screen (If the Setup Navigator doesn’t appear, you can also access it from the Initial Setup menu; see page 152).

If this recorder is connected to a compatible TV using a fully-wired 21-pin SCART cable, the recorder will take a few seconds to download country, TV screen size and language information. (Check the manual that came with your TV for compatibility information.)

4 ENTER Start the Setup Navigator.

Complete this setup before you start using your recorder.

Start

p Navigator Cancel

Please use the Initial Setup if you want to make more detailed settings.

If you don’t want to use the Setup Navigator, press to select Cancel, then press ENTER to exit the Setup Navigator.

 

ENTER

5

Select an Aerial Power setting1 for the

built-in digital tuner.

On: power is always supplied to the connected aerial, whether the recorder is on or in standby.

Auto: power is only supplied when this recorder is on.

Off: power is never supplied to the aerial.

 

ENTER

6

Select ‘Auto Scan’ to start scanning for

D.TV channels.

Select Do not set if you want to skip D.TV channel setup (because they have already been set up, for example), then skip to step 8 below.

 

ENTER

7

Select your country.

The recorder starts scanning for new channels. After the scan is complete the recorder will let you know how many new channels were found.

ENTER

 

 

3

Choose a language (then press ENTER).

Initial

Setup

 

Basic

 

Clock SettingLanguage

Digital Tuner

Input Line System

Analogue Tuner

Power Save

Video In/ O ut

HELPp

Audio In

 

EPG T avig ator

Audio O ut

 

Setup N

Language

 

 

Recording

 

 

The country setting will apply to both the digital and analog TV tuners.

The clock will also be set automatically here if D.TV channels are found.

If no new channels were found a message appears asking if you want to scan again. Check the aerial connection before selecting Yes. (If you select No, skip to step 8 below.)

Note

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ENTER

8

Select the analog TV (A.TV) Auto Channel

Setting (‘Auto Scan’ or ‘Download from TV’), or ‘Do not set’.

Auto Channel Setting

AutoEnglishScan

Download from TV

p Navigator Do not Set

Select Do not set if you want to skip channel setup (because they have already been set up, for example).

You can only use the Download from TV feature if this recorder is connected to your TV using a fullywired 21-pin SCART cable via the AV1 (RGB)-TV connector, and if your TV supports this function (check your TV’s instruction manual for more details).

 

ENTER

 

Select your country.

 

Country Selection

 

 

Country

UK

Auto-tuning channels

The Auto Scan option automatically scans and sets the channel presets.

Tuning

32/99

Cancel

Downloading channels from your TV

Use the Download from TV option to download all the channels that your TV is tuned to.

 

Downloading

Pr 5

 

 

32/99

 

 

Cancel

 

ENTER

 

9

Select ‘Auto’ for automatic time setting,

or ‘Manual’ to set the clock manually.

If the clock was already set from a D.TV channel in step 6, this step is skipped.

Clock Setting

Auto

Manual

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Auto clock setting

Some TV channels broadcast time signals together with the programme. This recorder can use these signals to set the clock automatically.

Set ‘Clock Set CH‘ to the channel preset number that broadcasts a time signal, then move the cursor down to ‘Start’ and press ENTER.

Auto Clock Setting

 

 

 

Date

––

/

–– / ––––

Time

––

:

––

p Navigator

 

 

Pr 1

Clock Set CH

 

 

 

 

 

Start

The recorder takes a short while to set the time. After you see that it’s set, select Next to proceed.

Auto Clock Setting

 

 

 

Date

MON

01

/

01 / 2007

Time

 

11

:

20

p Navigator

 

 

 

Pr 1

Clock Set CH

 

 

 

Start

Next

If the time could not be set automatically, press RETURN to go back to the previous screen and select

Manual.

Manual clock setting

If no stations in your area are broadcasting time signals, you can set the clock manually.

Use the / buttons to set your time zone.

You can set this by selecting a city or a time relative to GMT.

Manual Clock Setting

1/2

 

Time Zone

England

London

 

p NavigatorSummer Time

Off

Press then use the / buttons to select ‘On’ or ‘Off’ for summer time, then press ENTER.

Select On if you are currently using summer time.

Manual Clock Setting

1/2

 

Time Zone

England

London

 

p NavigatorSummer Time

On

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Manual Clock Setting

 

 

2/2

 

 

 

Date

MON 01

/

01

/ 2007

Time

00

:

00

 

p Navigator

England

 

Time Zone

 

London

 

 

 

Summer Time

On

 

 

 

Use the / buttons to change the value in the highlighted field.

Use the / buttons to move from one field to another.

You can go back to the previous screen in the Setup Navigator by pressing RETURN.

 

ENTER

10

Select the EPG (Electronic Programme

Guide) type to use.

GUIDE Plus+: Use the Gemstar GUIDE Plus+ EPG (see also Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system on page 71 and Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide on page 74).

Digital EPG: Use the SI EPG (programme information broadcast together with digital channels).

If no channels were found when scanning for digital TV channels then this screen does not appear and the EPG is set according to the country set in step 7 above.

 

ENTER

11

Select the TV screen type, ‘Wide (16:9)’ or

‘Standard (4:3)’.

TV Screen Size

Wide (16:9)

Standard (4:3)

Navigator

12 ENTER Press to continue after reading the HDD

caution.

In the event of HDD failure, recordings may be lost or normal playback/recording may not be possible.

As recordings might be lost in case of a HDD failure, we recommend to use the HDD only

as temporary storage media. p Navigator

Please copy recordings you want to keep to recordable DVD.

Press ENTER to continue.

 

ENTER

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Select ‘Finish Setup’ to exit the Setup

Navigator, or ‘Go Back’ if you want to start again.

Setup is complete!

Finish Setup

p Navigator Go Back

That completes basic setup using the Setup Navigator.

If there are blank channels with no station, you can set these to skip using the manual channel setting. See Manual CH Setting on page 154.

For users receiving digital broadcast services

This unit can set its internal clock automatically from digital broadcasts. However, depending on the broadcaster, the clock information received may not be accurate.

Use the following procedure (while the recorder is not recording) to set the clock manually.

HOME

MENU

1

SETUP

Press HOME MENU.

 

ENTER

 

2

 

Select ‘Initial Setup’ > ‘Basic’ > ‘Clock

Setting’.

 

3Highlight the time setting.

4ENTER Press to display the manual clock setting screen.

5Set the correct time.

Return to automatic clock setting

To return to the automatic clock setting, follow the instructions for ‘Replace Channels’ (page 153).

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Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system

This section is only applicable if you chose to use the GUIDE Plus+ system as the EPG type in step 10 of the Setup Navigator above.

The GUIDE Plus+® system* is a free, interactive onscreen television programming guide. The system offers programme listings for all major channels, one-touch recording, search by genre, recommendations according to your profile and more.

For the GUIDE Plus+ system to function correctly, it is important that you set the language and country correctly in the Setup Navigator, and that you have performed a scan for available channels, as these are all used by the GUIDE Plus+ system. If any of these things are not yet set, please run the Setup Navigator first (see

Switching on and setting up on page 68).

1 GUIDE Display the GUIDE Plus+ setup menu.

The language and country settings are already set to whatever you selected in the Setup Navigator.

TV listings information is received via ‘Host Channels’. In

 

 

order to receive the correct TV listings information for

 

ENTER

your country or region you need to set up the GUIDE

2

Highlight ‘Postal Code’.

Plus+ system and ‘download’ the TV listings information.

 

 

The initial download can take up to 24 hours, but once

 

 

this is done, all future updates are automatic.

 

 

* GUIDE Plus+, SHOWVIEW, VIDEO Plus+, G-LINK are (1)

 

 

registered trademarks or trademarks of, (2) manufactured

 

 

under license from and (3) subject of various international

 

 

patents and patent applications owned by, or licensed to,

 

 

Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its related

 

 

affiliates.

 

 

Legal Notice

GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/OR ITS

 

 

 

 

RELATED AFFILIATES ARE NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE

 

 

 

 

ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL

 

 

 

 

GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/OR ITS

 

 

 

 

RELATED AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNTS

 

 

 

 

REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, OR

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INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN

4

5

6

 

CONNECTION WITH THE PROVISION OR USE OF ANY

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INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES RELATING TO THE

3

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(LCD page 2)

Enter your postal code.

GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.

 

 

 

 

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The system uses your postal code to identify which TV listings data is correct for the area in which you live, so it is important that you enter it correctly.

4 If you are using an external receiver (such as a satellite receiver) with the supplied G-LINK cable, complete this step, otherwise jump to step 5 below.

See Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver on page 63 for more on using the supplied G-LINK cable.

Select External Receiver 1, 2 or 3, then press ENTER. (If you have just one external receiver, use External Receiver 1. You can add further receivers in 2 and 3 if you need to.)

After pressing ENTER:

Select your reception method (Terrestrial, Cable or

Satellite).

Select your provider (if applicable).

Select the brand of your external receiver.

Identify which input your external receiver is connected to.

After completing these steps the recorder will try and communicate with your external receiver and change the channel via the G-LINK cable. If the channel was successfully changed, select Yes to confirm.

If the channel did not change, select No. The GUIDE Plus+ system will try other codes assigned to your external receiver. If none of the codes changes the channel successfully, tune your external receiver to the Host Channel for your country (refer to step 5 below) and leave it on overnight. The recorder needs to be in standby; it will wake up automatically and download new codes from the Host Channel. The next day, try this setup process again:

Press GUIDE to display the GUIDE Plus+ screen.

Press to highlight the Menu bar, then use to reach the Setup area and select Setup.

Continue setting up from the start of this step again.

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If your external receiver still doesn’t respond to the G- LINK controller, please call customer support and report the brand and model of your external receiver.

See also GUIDE Plus+ FAQ and troubleshooting on page 83.

5 Identify the Host Channel for your country.

The TV listings information available in the GUIDE Plus+ system is distributed throughout Europe by selected broadcasters called Host Channels. It is important that the host (analog) channel for your country is correctly identified in order to receive listings information (EPG download).

Follow A, B or C below depending on your setup:

AIf you are not using an external receiver, this recorder will automatically scan all channels for the Host Channel:

Leave the recorder in standby overnight (do not leave it switched on).

BIf you are using an external receiver, you need to identify the Host Channel from the table below:

Country/

Host

Comments

Region

Channels

 

Austria

Eurosport

 

 

 

 

Belgium

RTL-TVI

 

 

 

 

France

Canal+

Analog only

 

 

 

Germany

Eurosport

 

 

 

 

Italy

MTV

Analog only

 

 

 

Netherlands

Eurosport

 

 

 

 

Spain

Tele 5

Analog only

 

 

 

Switzerland

Eurosport

 

 

 

 

UK

ITV, Eurosport

ITV is analog only. Use Eurosport

 

 

if you are a SKY subscriber and

 

 

you no longer have an analog

 

 

terrestrial antenna.

 

 

 

Tune your external receiver to the appropriate Host Channel and leave the receiver on and the recorder in standby overnight.

C If you use both an external receiver and this recorder as sources, follow the instructions above for setting up without an external receiver. Only if this is unsuccessful try the external receiver method.

About EPG download

EPG data can only be received when the recorder is in standby. (When not using the recorder, therefore, please switch it into standby.) If you’re using an external receiver, leave this on when EPG data is downloading.

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If you cannot receive any of the Host Channels (see the above table) then you won’t be able to use the GUIDE Plus+ system. In this case do not set the postal code (or set Country to Other) in the GUIDE Plus+ setup screen. (When GUIDE Plus+ service starts in your area, set the postal code again.)

If digital broadcasts start in your area, please set the EPG Type Select setting in the Initial Setup menu to

Digital EPG.

Even if you can’t use the EPG functions where you live, you can still set VIDEO Plus+ recordings and manual recordings — see Setting a manual recording on page 81.

The front panel display shows EPG when receiving data. If you power on the recorder during an EPG download, the download is cancelled.

EPG data may be received several times a day. All updates are automatic.

When downloading EPG data, the recorder may sound as though it is on. This is normal.

For any channel that you turn ON, the GUIDE Plus+ system will need to know how it is received (the source) and on which programme number. The source may be the built-in tuner of this recorder, or an external receiver. The programme number is the number on which the channel can be found on its receiving device/source. The entry in the Editor screen must match this number for correct recording of that channel.

The above is especially important for the ‘Host Channel’. Please make sure that the Host Channel is always switched ON.

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

2

0

(LCD page 2) Change the programme

numbers as you like.

Changing the programme numbers allows you to decide the order in which the channels change when stepping through them sequentially. You can do this to group certain channels together, for example.

Checking the downloaded data the following day

1 GUIDE Display the GUIDE Plus+ screen.

You should see a grid filled with channel logos and TV listings information. Use the / buttons to review the list. If you notice that there are channels missing, or that there are channels in the list that you don’t get, go to the Editor screen:

Press repeatedly until the Menu bar is highlighted.

Press until Editor is highlighted. The main area of the screen now shows a list of channels. Those that

are turned ON are displayed in the grid; those that are OFF are hidden. Use the / / / buttons to move down the list and turn channels ON or OFF as necessary.

Name

On/Off

Source

Prog. No.

BBC1

On

D. TV

001

BBC2

On

D. TV

002

ITV

On

D. TV

003

CH4

On

D. TV

004

CH5

On

D. TV

005

BBC3

On

Ext. Rec. 1

007

ITV2

On

D. TV

006

E4

Off

D. TV

014

UKGOL

On

D. TV

017

3 When you’re done, press the BLUE Action button (Home) to get back to the GUIDE Plus+ home screen.

You can find detailed information on using the GUIDE Plus+ system in the following chapter.

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Chapter 4

Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide

This chapter is only applicable if the EPG Type Select setting made in the Setup Navigator (or the Initial Setup menu) is set to GUIDE Plus+.

The GUIDE Plus+ system

The GUIDE Plus+ system is a free, interactive on-screen

television programming guide.1 The system provides programme listings for all major channels, one-touch recording, searching by genre, recommendations according to your profile and more. The GUIDE Plus+ system is a convenient way to find out what’s on right now or during the coming week, by channel or by genre. The GUIDE Plus+ system also allows you to automatically set your viewing and recording selections quickly and easily.

In order to receive the correct TV listings information for your country or region you need to set up the GUIDE Plus+ system and ‘download’ the TV listings information. If you haven’t already done this, please turn to Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system on page 71 before proceeding.

Using the GUIDE Plus+ system

All the various features and areas are colour-coded for ease of navigation. All screens (with the exception of some setup screens) have the following common elements:

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4

1

5

6

2

1 Video window – Allows you to continue watching the current programme while using the GUIDE Plus+ system.

2 Information panels – Display programme promotions or instructions on the GUIDE Plus+ system.

3 Action bar – Colour-coded Action buttons change function depending on the area.

4 Information box – Shows short programme descriptions or help menus.

5 Menu bar – Gives access to the various areas of the GUIDE Plus+ system.

6 Grid – Shows TV listings information for the next seven days by channel and time.

Note

1 The GUIDE Plus+ system can’t be used when the Input Line System is set to 525 System (see also Input Line System on page 152).

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GUIDE Plus+ navigation

The table below shows a summary of the remote buttons you’ll use to navigate the GUIDE Plus+ system.

Key

What it does

 

 

REC

Press to set or cancel One-Button-

 

 

Recording.

(LCD Page 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to display the GUIDE Plus+

 

GUIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen (also use to exit).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use to navigate screens (highlight an

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

item).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action buttons that change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

functionality depending on the Area.

(RED, GREEN,

 

YELLOW, BLUE)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to jump directly to the Menu bar.

 

MENU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need to, you can edit the settings at any time before the recording is due to start (see Editing a scheduled recording on page 79).

1

Highlight a programme title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to go directly to the Schedule

 

TIMER

 

 

 

 

 

REC

 

 

 

 

area.

(LCD Page 1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to display extended information

 

INFO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for the current programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to confirm a selection or to leave

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the GUIDE Plus+ screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use for numeric entry.

 

1

2

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

7

8

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

(LCD Page 2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press to select the previous/next page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of information (in the grid, for

(LCD Page 1)

example).

Press to select the previous/next day.

(LCD Page 1)

2 Press the RED Action button (Record).

The programme is now set for recording. When the programme is due to start, the recorder will switch to the

correct channel and start recording1.

You can also use the REC button (LCD page 1) to set the recording.

You can review the shows you have set to record in the Schedule Area (see also The Schedule Area on page 79).

Lock/Unlock video window

When you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system, the channel you were watching remains visible in the video window. The date stamp above the window lets you know the channel, date and time.

The default setting for this window is ‘locked’, as indicated by a closed padlock icon above the video window. When locked, the video window always shows the channel you were previously watching as you move up and down through the listings grid.

One-Button-Record

The RED Action button (Record) is visible anytime you can highlight a programme title, including from the Grid, after a search, or in your recommendations in the My TV area.

The programme name, date, channel, recording start and end times are all set automatically when you set a timer recording using One-Button-Record.

If you prefer, you can unlock the video window so that as you highlight different channels in the listings grid, that channel is shown in the video window.

Note

1 Recording times set using the GUIDE Plus+ system do not automatically change to reflect any changes that may occur in the programme broadcast schedules.

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The Grid Area

1

Highlight a channel logo.

Channel logos are displayed to the left of programme titles.

2 Press the RED Action button (Unlock).

The padlock icon above the video window becomes unlocked. It remains unlocked for the remainder of your current TV viewing session.

If you want to lock the video window again, follow the same procedure. The RED Action button will now act as Lock.

Channel mosaic screen

You can switch the display style of channels in the Grid Area, Schedule Area or My TV Area from a list to a mosaic of channel icons by pressing the YELLOW Action button. Select the channel icon you want using the cursor buttons, then press ENTER to return to the previous screen on that channel.

Areas

The Grid is the main TV listings screen of the GUIDE Plus+ system and is the first screen that you see when you press GUIDE. You can see TV listings for the next seven days, starting with the current day.

When you highlight a programme in the Grid, you can see information about it in the Information Box, including title, synopsis, channel, source, time and length. If there is an i symbol in the Information Box, it means that there is an extended synopsis available. Press the INFO button to see it.

In some countries, you can also see a rating for a particular programme (mostly movies). These ratings are provided by local partners, such as TV magazines.

From the Grid Area you can:

View and scroll through programme listings

Read programme synopses

Tune to a programme that’s currently showing1

Set a programme to record

Lock or unlock the video window

Access Information panels

Browsing the Grid

Use the following remote buttons to browse the grid: / / / (cursor buttons) – Navigate the Grid

(LCD page 1) – Previous/next page

(LCD page 1) – Previous/next day

BLUE Action button – Return to the current time/date in the Grid

ENTER – Press on the current selection to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and start watching the programme

The GUIDE Plus+ system consists of seven Areas. All Areas can be accessed from the Menu bar.

Grid – The GUIDE Plus+ system Home Area. Displays TV listings information for the next seven days by time and channel.

Search – Search for TV programmes by category (e.g., Sport), subcategory (e.g., Football) or keyword.

My TV – Set up a profile and receive recommendations according to your preferences.

Schedule – Show all scheduled recordings.

Info – Area for additional information, such as weather (not available in all regions).

Editor – Change channel settings.

Setup – Setup the GUIDE Plus+ system.

The Search Area

From the Search Area you can:

Search by category

Search by subcategory

Search by keyword

Read programme synopses

Tune to a programme that’s currently showing

Set a programme to record

Access Information panels

Note

1 If you’re using an external tuner (satellite tuner, for example), there will be a short delay of a couple of seconds while it tunes to the channel. This is normal.

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Searching

You can search for programmes by category, subcategory or by keyword (My Choice). Categories for searching include Movies (purple), Sport (green), Children (blue) and Others (teal). In some countries there is a further subcategory available called ‘Tip of the Day’. These are programmes recommended by a local partner, such as a TV magazine.

1

Select ‘Search’ from the Menu bar.

2

Select a category and a subcategory.

Using My Choice keywords for a search

In addition to the standard categories, you can also set your own keywords.

1

Access My Choice.

2 Press the YELLOW Action button to add a keyword.

 

ENTER

3

Enter a keyword to appear in the menu.

If you choose All as the subcategory, all programmes in the category you selected will show up in the search results.

3 ENTER Start the search.

The search results are shown sorted by time and date.

If no search results are displayed, it means there are no programmes for the current day that match your search criteria.

When you’re finished, press the GREEN Action button to exit and continue.

4 ENTER Start the keyword search.

You can delete or edit keywords using the RED and GREEN Action buttons.

When you have set more than two keywords, an All subcategory automatically appears which allows you to search for all your keywords.

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My TV Area

The My TV Area allows you to set up a personal profile. You can define a profile by channels, themes and/or keywords. As soon as a personal profile has been set, the GUIDE Plus+ system continuously scans the TV listings for the next seven days. Whenever you access the My TV Area, a list of programmes matching your profile appears.

From the My TV Area you can:

Set up a profile by channel, theme and/or keyword

Edit and delete profiles

Read programme synopses

Tune to a programme that’s currently showing

Set a programme to record

Access Information panels

Setting up a profile

You can set up a profile with any combination of up to 16 channels, four categories and 16 keywords.

1Select ‘My TV’ from the Menu bar.

2Press the YELLOW Action button to set a profile.

Channels is now highlighted.

3 To add a channel to your profile, press the YELLOW Action button.

Select a channel from the mosaic of channel icons and press ENTER. Repeat this step to add up to 16 channels.

4 To add a category to your profile, highlight ‘Categories’ and press the YELLOW Action button.

Select a category from the Search Area categories and press ENTER. Repeat this step to add up to four categories.

5 To add a keyword to your profile, highlight ‘Keywords’ and press the YELLOW Action button.

Use the / / /buttons followed by ENTER to select characters from the on-screen keyboard. When you’re finished, press the GREEN Action button to exit and continue.

6Press ENTER to activate your profile.

You can add up to 16 keywords by repeating step 5.

You can edit or delete your profile using the RED and GREEN Action buttons.

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The Schedule Area

The Schedule Area is where you can set, see, edit and delete scheduled (timer) recordings.

From the Schedule Area you can:

Edit or delete a One-Button-Recording

Set, edit or delete a VIDEO Plus+ recording

Set, edit or delete a manual recording

Editing a scheduled recording

You can edit any parameter in a scheduled recording, or delete it if you no longer require it1.

1 Highlight the left tile of a scheduled recording.

If you only want to edit the recording quality, frequency, destination, timing or genre settings, skip to step 5 below.

2Press the GREEN Action button (Edit).

3Use the cursor and number buttons (LCD Page 2) to edit the recording date, start time, end time and channel.

Use the / buttons or the number buttons to edit.

Press the GREEN Action button to go to continue, or the RED Action button to go back.

4 Enter a name for the scheduled recording.

Use the / / /buttons followed by ENTER to select characters from the on-screen keyboard.

After entering the whole name, press the GREEN Action button to continue.

5Highlight the right recording tile.

6Press the RED Action button (Quality) to change the recording quality.

Select from AUTO2, XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP or a manual recording mode (see Manual Recording on page 157 and

Manual recording modes on page 164).

Note

1 See About timer recordings on page 98 for more information about scheduled recordings.

2 This mode maximizes the recording quality to fit on to a single DVD disc. Can also be used when recording to HDD.

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7 Press the GREEN Action button (Frequency) to

9 Press to access the extended recording options.

change the recording frequency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select from the various options for one-time, daily and weekly recordings.

8 Press YELLOW Action button (Destination) to select the recording destination.

Select from DVD, HDD or HDDr (Auto Replace Recording)1.

Auto Replace Recording is only available as an option with regular daily or weekly recordings.

If you want to record to a particular HDD genre, use the YELLOW Action button (Genre) to select one.

Use the GREEN Action button (Timing) to add extra time to the end of the recording (+0, +10, +20, +30 or VPS/PDC2 (V–P)).

Press to display the standard recording options again.

Deleting a scheduled recording

1 Highlight the left tile of a scheduled recording.

2 Press the RED Action button (Delete).

The scheduled event is deleted.

Note

1• For a DVD timer recording, if Optimized Rec (see Optimized Rec on page 157) is set to On (and VPS/PDC is off), the recorder will adjust the recording quality to try and fit the recording on the disc. If the recording will not fit onto the disc even on MN1 recording quality (MN4 for DVD+R/+RW) then the Recovery Recording feature will automatically make the recording to the HDD instead.

If there is very little free space left on the HDD, an Auto Replace Recording may not complete successfully.

If the HDD is being used for playback or high-speed copying when an Auto Replace Recording is due to start, the new timer recording will not replace the old one. However, the next time the timer recording starts, both of the older two programmes will be erased.

2• If you set the timer recording to use VPS/PDC, you must switch the recorder into standby before the timer recording is due to start for it to work correctly. For non-VPS/PDC timer recordings there is no need to switch the recorder into standby.

Optimized Recording will not work if VPS/PDC is on.

Up to eight timer recordings can be set with VPS/PDC.

VPS/PDC cannot be set for recordings made from digital broadcasts or an external input, or when the recording mode is set to AUTO.

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Setting a VIDEO Plus+® recording

1 Select ‘Schedule’ from the Menu bar.

Setting a manual recording

1 Select ‘Schedule’ from the Menu bar.

2Press the RED Action button (VIDEO Plus+).

3Use the number buttons (LCD Page 2) to enter a

PlusCode programming number.

Please enter the PlusCode programming number and press

ENTER to confirm.

If you live in an area not yet covered by the GUIDE Plus+ system you may also have to input a channel number. Follow the on-screen display to do this.

4 Press ENTER to confirm.

2Press the GREEN Action button (Manual).

3Use the number (LCD Page 2) and / / / buttons to enter the recording date, then press the GREEN Action button (Next).

4In the same way, enter the recording start time, followed by the GREEN Action button (Next) to confirm.

5Enter the recording end time in the same way, followed by the GREEN Action button (Next) to confirm.

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6 Use the number buttons to enter a channel number, then press the GREEN Action button (Next) to confirm.

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Alternatively, you can press the YELLOW Action button (Mosaic) and use the / / / buttons to select a

channel from the mosaic, followed by ENTER.

The Info Area

This area is reserved for additional information such as news, weather reports, stock quotes, and so on, and varies by region. (Note that this feature is not available in all countries/regions.)

The Editor Area

The Editor Area is the central location for you to manage your channels. Any changes you make here will affect what is displayed in the Grid Area. The Editor Area is mainly used when setting up the GUIDE Plus+ system to make any manual changes as necessary.

You can also use the Editor Area if new channels become available in your area, or if you change from cable to satellite, say, or move house.

From the Editor Area you can:

Display/hide channels in the grid (switch the channel on/off)

Select a channel source (A.TV, D.TV, Ext. Rec. 1,

Ext. Rec. 2, etc.)

Enter a channel programme number

Switching a channel on/off

You can choose whether or not to display a channel in the Grid Area by switching the channel on or off in the Editor Area.

1 Select ‘Editor’ from the Menu bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

On/Off

Source

Prog. No.

 

 

BBC1

On

D. TV

001

 

 

BBC2

On

D. TV

002

 

 

ITV

On

D. TV

003

 

 

CH4

On

D. TV

004

 

 

CH5

On

D. TV

005

 

 

BBC3

On

Ext. Rec. 1

007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ITV2

On

D. TV

006

 

 

E4

Off

D. TV

014

 

 

UKGOL

On

D. TV

017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2Highlight the left channel tile of the channel you want to switch on or off.

3Press the RED Action button to switch the channel on or off.

Changing the source and programme number

1 Select ‘Editor’ from the Menu bar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

On/Off

Source

Prog. No.

 

 

BBC1

On

D. TV

001

 

 

BBC2

On

D. TV

002

 

 

ITV

On

D. TV

003

 

 

CH4

On

D. TV

004

 

 

CH5

On

D. TV

005

 

 

BBC3

On

Ext. Rec. 1

007

 

 

ITV2

On

D. TV

006

 

 

E4

Off

D. TV

014

 

 

UKGOL

On

D. TV

017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2Highlight the right channel tile of the channel you want to make a change to.

3Press the RED Action button to change the channel source, or the GREEN Action button to enter a programme number.

Each press of the RED Action button changes the channel source (A.TV, D.TV, Ext. Rec. 1, etc.). To set a programme number, use the number buttons to enter a programme number then press ENTER (When set to A.TV or D.TV, make sure that the programme number matches the preset number of this recorder for what you want to record).

The Setup Area

The Setup Area is where you can set up the GUIDE Plus+ system for your particular region, TV reception conditions, and so on.

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Making changes to your GUIDE Plus+ setup

1 Select ‘Setup’ from the Menu bar.

Press ENTER to access the Basic Setup screen.

Basic Setup

Host Channel Setup

GUIDE Plus+ System Information

2 Highlight the part you want to change.

You can change the Language, Country, Postal Code1 and the External Receiver settings.

3 Press ENTER to confirm.

Manual Host Channel setup

The GUIDE Plus+ system will automatically identify your Host Channel as soon as the recorder is put into standby for the first time. See the table on page 72 for a list of all the European Host Channels.

If you know your Host Channel details (source and programme number) or if the automatic identification did not provide the expected result, you can identify your Host Channel manually. Select Host Channel Setup in the Setup area and follow the instructions on the TV. Select the correct source (e.g., internal tuner or external receiver) and enter the respective programme number (e.g., if you have to press 9 on the remote to watch your Host Channel, enter 9 as the programme number). When you next switch the recorder into standby the GUIDE Plus+ system will complete the Host Channel setup.

You can reset the Host Channel settings at any time back to the default setting of automatic. Please be aware that resetting the Host Channel will erase all TV listings data.

GUIDE Plus+ FAQ and troubleshooting

This FAQ covers only a few questions. For a complete list please consult the GUIDE Plus+ website at: www.europe.guideplus.com

FAQ

When I tried setting up my external receiver I could not get any of the attempts to work, what should I do?

There could be several reasons why your external receiver could not be controlled.

The connections could be wrong. Make sure that the G-LINK cable is connected to the G-LINK connector on the recorder and the IR blaster is in front of the external receiver, pointing towards the IR receiver of your external receiver. See Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver on page 63.

The code that is listed under your brand could be wrong. Please try other codes for your brand under satellite, cable or terrestrial. Go to the Setup Area and choose one of the three options (cable, satellite or terrestrial) that you have not already tried. Follow the on-screen prompts to make sure that the GUIDE Plus+ system can change channels on your external receiver. If it does not work, repeat the process, choosing different reception and external receiver combinations until you have tried all the codes for your brand of receiver that are already in the GUIDE Plus+ system. If it still does not work, see below on how to receive new codes overnight.

The unit has not yet received new codes. The nightly data downloads frequently include new codes for controlling external receivers. Please tune your external receiver to your local Host Channel and leave it on overnight. Switch this recorder into standby. The next morning, please perform the GUIDE Plus+ setup again to see if your external receiver can now be controlled.

The external receiver that you use is currently not supported. If, after leaving your external receiver on overnight, and doing the Reception and External Receiver Setup again, it still does not respond, please call Customer Support to report your brand and model.

Note

1 Making changes to the Country or Postal Code settings may require a new download of TV listings information. This can take up to 24 hours.

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My external receiver was successfully setup. However I have found that when the GUIDE Plus+ system has to change to a channel with a three-digit programme number in the external receiver’s preset, it does not work. It looks like the GUIDE Plus+ system can only send two digits.

With the number of channels increasing, the number of digits has increased as well. While older boxes use only two digits, newer boxes require up to four. It is possible that you selected an older code for your brand during set-up. Please access the Setup Area, select External Receiver and repeat the setup for your brand (Note: Every time you see the on-screen question about whether the receiver has changed to a certain channel, the GUIDE Plus+ system has sent a different code). Try all the different codes until your GUIDE Plus+ system can control your external receiver correctly. If you have no success, try to receive new codes overnight.

I used to receive data through my terrestrial antenna or analog cable without a set-top box. Now, I have “upgraded” to a satellite system or to digital cable with external receiver. What should I do to receive data for the GUIDE Plus+ system?

You can try to receive your Host Channel through your new reception method. If you have problems to receive data we recommend that you keep your analog terrestrial or cable connection only to receive data this way. It is important that you identify your Host Channel correctly in the Editor Area.

After I performed the initial set-up I found that the lineup for all the channels received via the external set top box is incorrect. How do I correct this?

You can change the line-up in the editor according to your preferences. Access the Editor Area. Select the channels that you would like to change. Change the source and preset number according to your preferences.

I performed the set-up but after many hours I still have a blank EPG what is going wrong?

There are several possibilities:

Connections are wrong. See Recorder connections on page 62 to double check everything.

The initial setup of GUIDE Plus+ was completed incorrectly. Try setting it up again (see Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system on page 71).

Your cabling and setup is OK, but the recorder has not been connected for enough time to receive the TV listings data. Leave the recorder in standby overnight.

For external receiver users only: The connections and setup are OK, but the external receiver was not tuned to the correct Host Channel. Check the list of Host Channels (see step 5 of Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system on page 71) and leave the recorder in standby and the external receiver on overnight tuned to the correct Host Channel.

You live in a country/region where the GUIDE Plus+ system is not yet available. Check the list of countries to see if you are in a region that is supported.

I used the One-Button-Record feature (red Action button) to set a recording, but I recorded the wrong channel.

If the channel to be recorded is received via the external receiver first make sure that the external receiver was left switched on. Next, in the Editor Area, make sure that the channel to be recorded is correctly set: Access the Editor Area. Check the source and programme number of the channel that you wanted to record. Change the source and preset numbers if incorrect.

If you are recording from the recorder’s internal tuner (the A.TV or D.TV setting), make sure that the programme number is the same as the preset number set on this recorder. If they are different, go to the Editor Area and change the programme number to match the recorder’s preset number.

The TV listings information doesn’t update.

The latest TV listings information is automatically downloaded by the recorder overnight. This only happens if the recorder is in standby; if the recorder is left on, it will not download. When not using the recorder, please switch it into standby.

Data downloads can take several hours. The front panel display shows EPG when downloading. If you switch the recorder on while EPG is displayed, the download will be cancelled.

The GUIDE Plus+ system is not supported in my area, but when I switch the recorder into standby, after a while the front panel display shows EPG. Can I stop this from happening?

If the GUIDE Plus+ system is not supported in your area, please do not set the postal code in the GUIDE Plus+ setup (see Setting up the GUIDE Plus+® system on page 71). When the GUIDE Plus+ service starts in your area, please set the postal code again.

The automatic Host Channel search failed or the GUIDE Plus+ system identified the wrong Host Channel for my region.

You can identify your Host Channel manually. See

Manual Host Channel setup on page 83 for how to do this.

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Chapter 5

Using the digital electronic programme guide

This chapter is only applicable if the EPG Type Select setting made in the Setup Navigator (or the Initial Setup menu) is set to Digital EPG.

The general programme list may show sections whose bottom right corners have been folded. This indicates that other programmes have been scheduled for that period. To view the title of such a

programme and related information, highlight a folded section, and then press /.

The Digital EPG system

The Digital EPG shows a table of scheduled digital TV programmes and detailed information about individual programmes. It also allows you easily to select and tune

to a particular programme.1

The Digital EPG screen consists of programme Information, Channel List and General Programme List. This section describes information displayed in the schedule and information windows.

Note that the recorder’s clock must be set to the correct time and date to ensure all relevant EPG information is displayed.

General Programme List

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Programme information

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1Channel number

2Station name

3Programme title

4Appear when other programmes have been scheduled for the same period

5Programme schedule

6Programme genre

1Appears when the schedule table can be scrolled forward or backward

2Time schedule

3Channel list

4Highlights the currently selected channel

5Indicates the programme set for recording

6Appears when other programmes (often short ones) have been scheduled for the same period

7Programme title

8Time dividers

Note

1 EPG information is only viewable for D.TV programmes that provide EPG information.

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Using the Digital EPG

Using the Digital EPG you can check the schedule of digital TV programmes, view information about desired programmes, and/or select programmes.

1 GUIDE Press to display the Digital EPG screen.

The EPG screen updates automatically if the EPG data is acquired successfully. If not, the Digital EPG screen shows a blank image.

2 Select a TV programme.

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• Press / (LCD page 1) to skip to the next or previous channel list page.

Information about the selected programme appears in the information window.1

To watch a programme currently on air, select the programme (then press ENTER).

You can check information about programmes scheduled up to one week ahead, depending on conditions.

Depending on conditions, it may take some time to acquire EPG data.

3 INFO Press to view more information about the selected programme.

Detailed information appears in the schedule window.

If the screen contains further information, More ... is displayed.

To quit the display of detailed information, press

INFO again (or RETURN).

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************

13:40 -14:05

*************

**************************

More...

4 GUIDE Press to exit the Digital EPG screen.

Setting timer programmes

Using the Digital EPG, it’s easy to set digital TV programmes for recording2.

1

GUIDE Press to display the Digital EPG screen.

 

ENTER

2

Select a programme.

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Select a programme currently on-air: press ENTER to close the Digital EPG screen and watch the channel immediately, or press RED to set the programme for recording immediately.

Select a programme not yet started then press ENTER or RED to set the programme for recording.

Note

1 The general programme list does not show programmes that have already finished. 2 For more information on timer programmes, see About timer recordings on page 98.

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3 Enter the timer recording settings.

Use the / buttons to select a field; use the / buttons to change the value1.

Timer Programme Set

 

 

 

Manhattan Open Tennis

 

 

 

 

CH

Date

Start

Stop

Extend

D.TV003

SUN 1/4

 

18:00

19:00

Off

 

 

 

 

 

Store Programme

Detailed Settings

 

Enter Details

 

Record To

 

HDD

 

 

Recording Mode

 

XP

 

Set Detailed

VPS/PDC

 

------

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Replace Rec.

------

 

Set Title Name

Genre

 

No Category

Cancel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VPS/PDC 0/8

VPS/PDC4 – Choose whether or not to use VPS/PDC when making timer recordings of analog programmes (see About timer recordings on page 98).

Auto Replace Rec. – Automatically erases the previous daily or weekly recording when the next one is recorded.

Genre – Select a record genre (for HDD recording only).

EPG Link5 (UK only) – Choose whether or not to have this device automatically record scheduled programmes from the Digital EPG even if the times in which they are broadcast change.

Series Recording6 (UK only) – Choose whether or not to record all programmes from a series when you make a recording from the Digital EPG (for HDD recordings only).

CH – Choose a channel (Pr 1 to Pr 99 for analog channels and available digital channels (excluding skip channels)) or an external input to record from.

5 After entering all the timer recording information, highlight ‘Store Programme’ and press ENTER.

A red clock icon appears for the programme.

Date – Choose a date up to one month in advance, or select a daily or weekly programme.

Start – Set the recording start time.

Stop – Set the recording end time (maximum length of a timer recording is 24 hours).

Extend – Extend the end time of the timer recording (select Off, 10, 20 or 30 mins.).

4 If you want to change the recording mode, recording destination, etc., select ‘Set Detailed’.

In this area you can set:

Record to – Select HDD for hard disk recording or DVD for DVD recording2.

Recording Mode – Select from AUTO3, XP, SP, LP, EP,

SLP, SEP (see Setting the picture quality/recording time on page 95). If Manual Recording is on, then you can also select the LPCM setting, XP+ or MN (press ENTER then use the / buttons to select the level).

6 GUIDE Press to exit the Digital EPG screen.

Tip

To enter a title name for the timer recording in advance, select Set Title Name and follow the onscreen display.

Note

1 You cannot change the CH, Date, Start, Stop, Extend and title name when you have EPG Link set to On (see below).

2• For a DVD timer recording, if Optimized Rec (see Optimized Rec on page 157) is set to On (and VPS/PDC is off), the recorder will adjust the recording quality to try and fit the recording on the disc. If the recording will not fit onto the disc even on MN1 recording quality (MN4 for DVD+R/+RW) then the Recovery Recording feature will automatically make the recording to the HDD instead.

If there is very little free space left on the HDD, an Auto Replace Recording may not complete successfully.

If the HDD is being used for playback or high-speed copying when an Auto Replace Recording is due to start, the new timer recording will not replace the old one. However, the next time the timer recording starts, both of the older two programmes will be erased.

3This mode maximizes the recording quality to fit on to a single DVD disc. Can also be used when recording to HDD.

4• If you set the timer recording to use VPS/PDC, you must switch the recorder into standby before the timer recording is due to start for it to work correctly. For non-VPS/PDC timer recordings there is no need to switch the recorder into standby.

Optimized Recording will not work if VPS/PDC is on.

Up to eight timer recordings can be set with VPS/PDC.

VPS/PDC cannot be set for recordings made from digital broadcasts or an external input, or when the recording mode is set to AUTO.

5• You cannot set an EPG Link when recording mode is set to AUTO.

You cannot change the CH, Date, Start, Stop, Extend and title name when you have EPG Link set to On.

When you have EPG Link set to On and you set a timer recording for a programme that is divided into multiple parts, all parts of that

programme are recorded automatically. In the programme list, the earliest part of the programme to be recorded has a red icon, with successive parts indicated by a gray icon. Data provided by the broadcaster determines which programmes are classified as divided programmes.

6• In the programme list, the earliest programme to be recorded has a red icon, with successive programmes indicated by a gray icon.

There is a limit to the number of programmes you can schedule to record with the Series Recording function.

Data provided by the broadcaster determines which programmes are classified as part of a series.

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Editing a timer programme

You can change any of the settings in a timer programme before the recording is due to start. Even if a programme is currently being recorded, you can program a new end time or edit its extend time parameter.

TIMER

1 REC (LCD page 1) Press to display the Timer

Programme View screen.

You can also access the Timer Programme View screen from the Home Menu (press HOME MENU, select Timer Recording, then Timer Recording).

This screen shows all the timer programmes currently set.

Timer Programme View

SUN 25/3

15:00

VPS/PDC 0/8

Tmr Pgms

3/32

Manhattan Open Tennis

OK

 

SUN 25/3 18:00 – 19:00

Pr 4

 

World Journey

OK

 

MON 26/3 19:30 – 21:00

Pr 6

 

Flower

Until 20/4

MON – FRI 13:30 – 14:00

Pr 8

 

New Input

 

 

HDD Remain

59h59m(SP)

DVD Remain

1h59m(SP)

Each row is for one timer recording programme, with the date and time information, channel, recording mode, DVD or HDD and recording status.

The amount of free space available on the HDD and the currently loaded recordable DVD is shown towards the bottom of the screen.

In the upper-right corner, the number of timer programmes already set is shown next to Tmr Pgms.

If there are more than five timer programmes already set, press (LCD page 1) to switch page (go back

using the

button).

You can also delete a timer programme before it’s started (before the recorder enters timer recording standby) by highlighting it and pressing CLEAR (LCD page 2). See also Deleting a timer programme on page 89.

2

Highlight the timer programme you want

to change.

 

If you want to set a new timer programme, select ‘New Input’ and skip to step 4.

 

ENTER

3

Press then select ‘Modify’ from the

command menu panel.

Alternatively, press ENTER.

The Timer Programme Set screen appears from which you can edit the settings.

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ENTER

4

Enter the timer recording settings.

Use the / buttons to select a field; use the / buttons to change the value. For more information on the options available at the Timer Programme Set screen, see Setting timer programmes on page 86.

 

ENTER

5

After entering all the timer recording

information, highlight ‘Store Programme’ and press ENTER.

The timer recording list screen is displayed again. The timer programme you just input appears in the list. The rightmost column shows various timer recording status messages:

OK – Can be recorded.

Time Over – Not enough space on the HDD (the recording won’t finish).

Over 12h – Recording time of over 12 hours set (when recording to the HDD the recording will be split into two titles).

Overlap – Two timer programmes partially or completely overlap. The one starting earlier will take priority.

Until ... (eg., Until 13/8) – For a regular recording, the last programme that could be recorded is shown.

Data Over – Can’t record because the disc management area of the disc is full.

Cancel Once – A regular timer programme is set to skip.

Can’t Rec – Not possible to record.

Title Over – Can’t record because there is already the maximum number of titles on the disc (HDD: 999; DVD: 99).

Recording – The programme is currently recording.

Standby – The recorder is in timer recording standby.

Valid Until ... (eg., Valid Until 13/8) (UK only)

When you have set to make a series recording of a programme that has no new scheduled broadcasts, the date displayed indicates the last day until which the scheduled programme settings remain valid. (If the programme is not broadcast for over 13 weeks, its settings are automatically deleted.)

No Broadcast (UK only) – Displays when a programme for which you had the EPG Link set to On does not record because the date of the scheduled recording has already passed.

nothing displayed – Another timer recording or copying is in progress.

HOME

MENU

6 SETUP Press to exit the timer recording screen.

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Note

If you set a DVD timer recording but there is no recordable DVD disc loaded, or the disc loaded doesn’t have enough free space for the complete recording, Recovery is shown. In this case (unless you load a suitable disc before the recording actually starts), the recorder will use the HDD for recording. (The message Can’t Rec will appear if there are already 999 titles on the HDD or if there is not enough free space on the HDD for recording.)

When you have EPG Link or Series Recording set to

On, any changes in broadcast time or division of broadcasts are automatically accommodated for and your scheduled recordings are carried out without any additional settings. As a result, even when you have not scheduled programmes to record at the same time, changes in broadcasting schedules can cause scheduled recordings to overlap.

Deleting a timer programme

You can delete timer programmes you no longer need.

 

ENTER

3

Press then select ‘Cancel Once’ from

the command menu panel.

In the timer programme list, Cancel Once appears by the programme.

• You can also just press (Pause)(LCD page 1) when the timer programme is highlighted.

Checking for alternative broadcast times

(UK only)

You can check to see if a programme you have scheduled to record is airing at an alternative time slot1.

1

TIMER

Press TIMER REC (LCD page 1).

REC

2

 

Highlight the timer programme you want

to search.

ENTER

1

TIMER

Press TIMER REC (LCD page 1).

REC

2

 

Highlight the timer programme you want

to erase.

 

3 Press then select ‘Alternate Search’ from the command menu panel.

The search results are displayed. Choose the programme you would like to record and press either the RED button or ENTER to schedule a recording.

 

ENTER

3

Press then select ‘Erase’ from the

command menu panel.

Select Yes to confirm or No to cancel.

You can also just press CLEAR (LCD page 2) when the timer programme is highlighted.

Searching for series

(UK only)

You can search for broadcasts of programmes of the same series as a programme you have scheduled to

record1.

1

TIMER

Press TIMER REC (LCD page 1).

REC

Skipping a regular timer programme

If you’ve set a regular daily or weekly timer programme, you can set the recorder to skip the next scheduled recording.

1

TIMER

Press TIMER REC (LCD page 1).

REC

2

 

Highlight the timer programme you want

to skip.

 

2

Highlight the timer programme you want

to search.

 

ENTER

 

3

Press then select ‘Series Search’ from

the command menu panel.

The search results are displayed. Choose the programme you would like to record and press either the RED button or ENTER to schedule a recording.

Note

1 • Programme search results are based upon data provided by the broadcaster.

• This function may not be applicable to all programmes.

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Searching for recommendations

(UK only)

You can search for recommended programmes generated from the content of the programmes you have

scheduled to record1.

1

TIMER

Press TIMER REC (LCD page 1).

REC

2

 

Highlight the timer programme you want

to search.

 

ENTER

 

3

 

Press then select ‘Recommendation

Search’ from the command menu panel.

The search results are displayed. Choose the programme you would like to record and press either the RED button or ENTER to schedule a recording.

EPG Search

1 Press YELLOW when the EPG screen (Programme List, Detailed information or Search Result) is displayed.

2

In the ‘Date’ field select a date (within one

week) to search in.

Date

Sun.12.Sep

Time

12:00

Genre

Select

0/16

 

Search

Cancel

Other useful EPG functions

EPG Jump

1 Press GREEN when the Digital EPG screen (Programme List, Detailed information or Search Result) is displayed.

2

In the ‘Date’ field select a date (within one

week) to jump to.

 

Date

 

Mon.13.Sep

Time

 

14:00

 

Jump

Cancel

3

In the ‘Time’ field select a time of the day

(0:00 to 23:00) to jump to.

 

ENTER

 

 

4

Select ‘Jump’.

 

3

In the ‘Time’ field select the time of day

(0:00 to 23:00) to search in.

4

In the ‘Genre’ field, select the genre to

search for.

You can search for multiple genres by pressing ENTER after each genre.

 

ENTER

5

Select ‘OK’.

 

ENTER

6

Select ‘Search’.

The results of your search are displayed.

The Programme List for the specified day and time is displayed.

Note

1 • Programme search results are based upon data provided by the broadcaster.

• This function may not be applicable to all programmes.

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Chapter 6

Recording

About DVD recording

This recorder can record to DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL media.

DVD-R and DVD-RW discs can be initialized for Video mode or VR mode recording. Each has its advantages, and it depends on what you want to do with the recording which mode you choose.

If you want to edit your recordings in any significant way, VR mode offers greater possibilities for cutting, copying, and changing the way the video is presented.

Video mode is less flexible when it comes to editing, but it has the advantage that it is compatible with standard

DVD players (many of which won’t play VR mode discs1).

Once a disc is initialized for a particular mode, all recording on that disc will be in that mode.

DVD+RW discs can be initialized for +VR mode recording.

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If you delete a title from a DVD+R/+RW disc, the total number of recordable titles remaining may not increase.

Although this recorder can record PAL, SECAM, NTSC and PAL-60, you can’t mix multiple TV line systems on one disc. A disc can contain PAL and SECAM recordings, or NTSC and PAL-60. See also

Additional information about the TV system settings on page 161.

Fingerprints, dirt and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance. Please take proper care of your discs.

Pioneer takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power cuts, defective discs, or damage to the recorder.

See also Disc/content format playback compatibility on page 57 for detailed disc compatibility information.

DVD-RAM discs can be initialized for VR mode recording.

DVD+R discs do not require initializing.

Important

The table below shows the maximum number of titles recordable per disc and the maximum number of chapters per title:

Disc type/rec. format

Max. titles

Max. chapters

(per disc)

(per title)

 

DVD-R/-RW

99

99

Video mode

 

 

 

 

 

DVD-R/-RW/-RAM

99

999*1

VR mode

 

 

 

 

 

DVD+R/+RW

49

99*2

*1 A maximum of 999 chapters are recordable per disc.

*2 A maximum of 254 chapters are recordable per disc.

This recorder cannot play or record unfinalized DVD -R/-RW (Video mode) and DVD+R discs recorded on another recorder. DVD+RW discs recorded on another recorder are playable on this recorder but are not recordable.

The maximum continuous recording time for one title is eight hours when using a DVD+R/+RW disc.

Recording to DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs

Recording to DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs is generally the same as recording to regular single-layer discs; however, please note the following points:

When the recorder switches from the first layer to the second during recording a DVD-R DL (Video mode) disc, a new title is automatically started on the new layer.

Up to 99 titles can be recorded on a DVD-R DL (Video mode) disc. If the 99th title is being recorded when the layer is switched, recording will stop.

Up to 49 titles can be recorded on a DVD+R DL disc.

You cannot play, record additional material to, edit or finalize a DVD-R DL or DVD+R DL disc that has been recorded on but not yet finalized on another DVD recorder.

About HDD recording

Recording to the hard disk drive (HDD) is very flexible; you have the full choice of recording quality options, including manual mode, and of course you can record, erase and re-record as many times as you like.

The capacity of the hard disk drive means that you can store many hours of video on it, even using the higher quality recording modes.

Note

1 Some DVD players, such as some Pioneer models, are compatible with VR mode discs. Check the operating instructions for your player for VR mode compatibility information.

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Important

The maximum number of titles/chapters per title that can be recorded on the HDD is 999 and 99 respectively. No more recording is possible on the HDD after the maximum number of titles has been reached.

The maximum continuous recording time for one title is 12 hours.

It is possible to record both PAL and NTSC titles on the HDD. Before recording, you need to make sure that the Input Line System setting (page 161) matches the TV line system of the source you’re recording.

Restrictions on video recording

You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause automatically and an error message will be displayed onscreen.

Video that is ‘copy-once only’ can only be recorded to DVD-RAM or HDD, CPRM-compatible VR mode DVD-R/ -RW (see below).

When recording a TV broadcast or through an external input, you can display copy control information on screen (see Displaying disc information on-screen on page 112).

HDD Video mode compatibility

When recording to the HDD you can choose to record in one of two formats. Set the format from the HDD Recording Format item in the Initial Setup menu (see page 158).

When set to Video Mode On, high-speed copying from HDD to DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or DVD+R/+RW is possible. When recording a bilingual broadcast, set which channel you want to record from the Initial Setup menu (see Bilingual Recording on page 155).

When HDD Recording Format is set to Video Mode Off, high-speed copying from HDD to DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or DVD+R/+RW isn’t possible. However, both channels of bilingual broadcasts are recorded and you can switch the audio on playback.

Recorded audio

In all except the LPCM mode, sound is recorded in two channel Dolby Digital format (only Dolby Digital 2.0 can be recorded; Dolby Digital 5.1 recording is not possible). When set to LPCM, sound is recorded in high quality, uncompressed Linear PCM format.

If the broadcast audio is bilingual and you are recording to DVD-R/-RW (Video mode), DVD+R/+RW, or to the HDD with the HDD Recording Format set to Video Mode On, or on the LPCM setting, use the Bilingual Recording setting (page 155) to select the A/L or B/R audio channel to record before recording starts. In other cases, both channels of a bilingual broadcast will be recorded and you can switch on playback.

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CPRM

CPRM is a copy protection/scrambling system developed for the recording of ‘copy once’ broadcast programmes. CPRM stands for Content Protection for Recordable Media.

This recorder is CPRM compatible, which means that you can record copy-once broadcast programmes, but you cannot then make a copy of those recordings. CPRM recordings can only be made on CPRM-compatible DVD -R (ver. 2.0/8x or higher) or DVD-RW (ver. 1.1 or higher) discs formatted in VR mode, DVD-RAM discs or on the HDD.

DVD CPRM recordings can only be played on players that are specifically compatible with CPRM.

Recording equipment and copyright

Recording equipment should be used only for lawful copying. You are advised to check carefully what constitutes lawful copying in the country in which you are making a copy. Copying of copyrighted material such as films or music is unlawful unless permitted by a legal exception or consented to by the rightowners.

This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.

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Using the built-in A.TV and D.TV tuners

Switching between A.TV and D.TV tuners

(LCD page 2) Press to switch between D.TV

(digital) and A.TV (analog).

Changing channels

There are a number of ways to select analog and digital

TV channels.1 Note that you can’t change the TV channel during playback, recording or during recording standby.

 

+

 

 

CH

 

-

CH +/– buttons (LCD page 2)

 

1 2 3

4 5 6

7 8 9

0 Number buttons (LCD page 2)

For example, to select channel 4 (digital channel D004), press 4 then ENTER; for channel 34 (digital

channel D034), press 3, 4, ENTER.2

For D.TV channels only, you can also use the Channel List — see below.

Tip

When changing terrestrial digital broadcast channels, channels with a low signal strength may result in a black screen being displayed.

Using the D.TV Channel List

When in D.TV mode, you can call up the on-screen Channel List anytime by pressing ENTER. Use the /buttons to select a

channel, then press ENTER to switch to that channel.3

D001 ************

D002 ************

D003 ******

D004 ************

D005 ****

D006 ******

Displaying a channel banner

A channel banner shows programme titles, start and end times of the current programme and other channel information. The information is updated every minute.

INFO Press to display the channel banner for the

current channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D001

************

Wed.30.Apr 12:46

 

 

 

 

Now

********************

11:30 -12:00

 

 

 

 

Next

*************

12:00 - 12:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the /buttons to display the channel banner for other channels. To switch to the displayed banner’s channel, press ENTER.

The channel banner displays the Subtitles ( ) and Teletext/MHEG () icon if they apply to the selected channel.4

To see more detailed channel information, press INFO again.5

For other channels, it may take a short while for the channel picture to appear, and/or for the channel number to appear.

In both of the above cases, some improvement may be possible by adjusting the antenna.

Now

************************

11:30 -12:00

More...

Use the / buttons to display information about previous and following programmes. Use the / buttons to see information about other channels.

If there is still more information to be displayed, More ... is displayed; press the BLUE button to see the extra information.

To hide the channel banner, press RETURN.

Note

1 • If you select a locked channel, you will need to enter your password to access it.

While listening to D.TV radio channels, the screen saver automatically starts after no button has been pressed for three minutes. 2 Analog channel presets are numbered 1 to 99; digital channel presets are numbered D001 to D999.

3 • If you select a locked channel, you will need to enter your password to access it.

While listening to D.TV radio channels, the screen saver automatically starts after no button has been pressed for three minutes. 4 Due to inaccurate information provided by the broadcaster, some icons may occasionally be present or absent in error.

5 Not all channels supply more detailed information.

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Changing D.TV audio languages

(LCD page 3) Press to display the current audio language. Press repeatedly to change it to other available languages.

Changing D.TV subtitle languages

(LCD page 3) Press to display the current subtitle language. Press repeatedly to change it to other available languages.

Using the MHEG application

(UK only)

Some stations bring you programmes with the MHEG (Multimedia and Hypermedia Expert Group) application

encoded, letting you experience D.TV interactively.1

The channel banner displays an icon () to indicate that the MHEG application can be run.

TEXT (LCD page 2) Press to start the MHEG

application.2

You can also use any of the colour buttons.

Press TEXT to quit the MHEG application.

Viewing Teletext

(European countries except the UK.)

You can view the Teletext that comes simultaneously with certain programmes.

TEXT (LCD page 2) Press to display the Teletext.

You can also use any of the colour buttons.

Press the TEXT button again to hide the Teletext screen.

Changing A.TV audio channels

You can change the audio channel of the broadcast or external input signal.

(LCD page 3) Press to change the audio type.

The current audio channel is displayed on-screen.

If the NICAM audio setting (see NICAM Select on page 155) is set to NICAM and you are watching a NICAM broadcast, you can switch between NICAM and Regular (non-NICAM) audio.

NICAM

Regular

If the NICAM broadcast is bilingual, you can also select the language.

NICAM A

NICAM B

Regular

NICAM A+B

You can also select the language for a non-NICAM bilingual broadcast.

A (L)

B (R)

A + B (L+R)

When watching a recording made from an external input with Bilingual recording selected (see External Audio on page 155), you can switch the audio channel between left (L), right (R) or both (L+R).

L R

L+R

Note

When recording to the HDD with HDD Recording Format set to Video Mode On, to DVD-R/-RW (Video mode), to DVD+R/+RW, or on the LPCM setting, only one channel of a bilingual broadcast is recorded. In this case, decide which language you want to record before recording by setting the Bilingual Recording setting (see Bilingual Recording on page 155).

Switching between TV and DVD

When the recorder is stopped or recording you can choose whether to have the audio/video from the built-in TV tuner (or external input) play on your TV (‘DVD mode’), or watch the channel that the TV is currently set to (‘TV mode’).

During playback or when a menu is being displayed onscreen, the sound and video is always routed to your TV and is unaffected by the TV/DVD mode setting.

Note that the recorder must be connected to your TV using a SCART cable to be able to use this feature.

TV/

DVD (LCD page 2) Switch between TV mode and

DVD mode.

Note

1 If you start recording while the MHEG application is running, the MHEG application screen will also be recorded. To avoid this, quit the application first, then start recording. It is not possible to start the MHEG application while recording is in progress.

2 This function is not available when subtitle display is active.

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Recording

Setting the picture quality/recording time

DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD

Before starting a recording, you will usually want to set the picture quality/recording time. There are six standard settings available, which allow you to choose a balance between picture quality and recording time.

When Manual Recording is set to On (see Manual Recording on page 157), a further option will be available (MN1 to MN32, LPCM, or XP+ (a super-high quality HDD recording mode that features a transfer rate of around 15 Mbps) depending on what you set).

When recording to DVD, MN32 is the highest recording quality available. If you select XP+, the recording mode will automatically revert to MN32.

When recording to DVD+R/+RW, SLP is the longest recording time available. If you select SEP or MN1 to MN3, the recording mode will automatically revert to SLP.

REC

MODE (LCD page 1) Press repeatedly to select the recording quality.

XP – High quality setting, gives about one hour of recording time on a DVD disc.

SP (Standard Play) – Default quality, used for most applications, gives about two hours of recording time on a DVD.

LP (Long Play) – Lower video quality than SP, but doubles the recording time on a DVD to about four hours.

EP (Extended Play) – Lower quality than LP, but gives about six hours of recording time on a DVD disc.

SLP (Super Long Play) – Lower quality than EP, but gives about eight hours of recording time on a DVD disc.

SEP (Super Extended Play) – Lowest video quality but gives about ten hours of recording time on a DVD disc.

MN1 to MN32/LPCM1/XP+2 – Manual/Linear PCM/ XP+ (available only when manual recording is on).

The setting is indicated in the front panel display, and shown on-screen together with the recording time for a blank recordable disc. If a recordable disc is loaded, the approximate remaining recording time for that disc is also shown. (Note that if the On Screen Display setting (see On Screen Display on page 160) is Off then this information is not displayed.)

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Basic recording from the TV

DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD

Basic recording from the TV involves just setting the channel to record, choosing whether to record to the HDD or a DVD and selecting the recording quality.

1 (LCD page 1) Select the HDD or DVD for recording.

If you’re recording to DVD, load a recordable disc (if you load a new blank DVD-RW or DVD+RW disc, the recorder takes a short while to initialize the disc).

If you want to record a VR mode DVD-R or a Video mode DVD-RW, you must initialize it before proceeding (see Initializing recordable DVD discs on page 102).

2

A.TV/

(LCD page 2) Press to switch between D.TV

D.TV

(digital) and A.TV (analog).

 

+

 

 

CH

 

3

-

Select a TV channel to record.

The front panel display shows the channel number, or channel name if it’s available:

A.TV Channel preset

While the recorder is stopped, you can also use the number buttons on the remote to select the channel (For channel 24, press 2, 4 then ENTER).

4 (LCD page 1) Set the picture quality/ recording time.

See Setting the picture quality/recording time above for detailed instructions.

Note

1Audio is recorded in 16-bit Linear PCM format, video is recorded at XP quality. When recording a bilingual broadcast, select which audio channel to record (see Bilingual Recording on page 155).

2Applicable only to HDD recording. (If this setting is used when recording to DVD, MN32 is used.) When copied to DVD, XP+ recordings are always copied in real time.

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5 (LCD page 3) If you’re recording from the

A.TV tuner, select the audio channel to record.

See Changing A.TV audio channels on page 94 for more on this.

When recording in VR mode, if a broadcast is bilingual, both audio channels are recorded, allowing you to switch the audio channel on playback. The only exception to this is when the picture quality is set to LPCM, in which case you do need to select the audio channel before recording.

6 (LCD page 3) If you’re recording from the

D.TV tuner, select the audio language to record.

You may also be able to set which subtitle language to record; use the button (LCD page 3) to select.

Note that audio and subtitle languages cannot be changed during the recording of a digital broadcast.

7REC (LCD page 1) Start recording.

If you want to set a recording end time, press the REC button repeatedly. The recording time increases in 30 minute increments, up to a maximum of six hours. The time the recording will end is shown on-screen and in the front panel display. When the recording ends, the recorder automatically switches into standby if no other operation is being performed.

Tip

During recording you can turn on/off the SCART loop through function. During recording, press the INPUT button (LCD page 2) to switch to SCART THRU (loop through on) or SCART NORM (loop through off).

Loop through is automatically reset to off after recording has finished. Note that you can’t switch loop through on if recording from the AV1 (RGB)-TV connector.

Pause Live TV

HDD

The Pause Live TV feature lets you effectively pause a TV programme you’re watching. When you’re ready to resume watching, just press the (Play) button (LCD page 1).

Setting up for Pause Live TV

You can use the Pause Live TV feature with an AV Linkcompatible TV connected using a SCART cable (see TV tuner setup for Pause Live TV below), or using this recorder’s internal tuner (see Using the recorder’s internal tuner for Pause Live TV on page 97).

• To cancel the set recording time, press REC.

• If you want to pause recording at any time1, press (Pause). Press again to restart the recording (If recording to the HDD, DVD-RAM or in VR mode, a

new chapter is started after recording restarts).

Press to stop recording.

• If you set the recording time in the previous step, you can still stop the recording anytime by pressing

STOP REC.

• Recording will stop automatically when there is no more space on the HDD/DVD, or after 12 hours of HDD recording (whichever is sooner).

TV tuner setup for Pause Live TV

To use this feature with an external TV tuner, the recorder must be connected to your TV using a SCART cable, and the AV. Link setting (page 160) should be set to This

Recorder Only.2 See also Pause Live TV on page 160 for more on this.

In order to use Pause Live TV, make the following connections and settings.

Pause Live TV will not work as expected when watching TV via an external component such as a VCR or digital tuner. It only works with the channel selected on the TV.

Important

Pause Live TV only works with the built-in A.TV (analog) tuner. It does not work with the D.TV tuner or the external input. Make sure the Auto Channel Setting is set to Download from TV (see Auto Channel Setting on page 154).

1Connect this recorder to your TV with a SCART cable.

2Press HOME MENU.

Note

1 Except during Chase Play.

2 • Not all TVs support this feature. Check the instructions that came with your TV if you are unsure.

• This feature will not work unless your TV is compatible with AV Link. See the operating instructions that came with your TV if you’re unsure about your TV’s compatibility with this feature.

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3Select ‘Initial Setup’ > ‘Options2’ > ‘Pause Live TV’ > ‘TV’s Tuner’.

4Select ‘Initial Setup’ > ‘Analog Tuner’ > ‘Auto Channel Setting’ > ‘Download from TV’.

If the Download from TV option appears grayed out, check the connections to your TV and try again.

Depending on your TV, you might have to switch off and unplug it for a few moments before plugging it back in and switching it on again.

5Follow the on-screen instructions.

Using the recorder’s internal tuner for Pause Live TV

If you haven’t connected to your TV using a SCART cable (or your TV is not compatible with AV Link) you can use the recorder’s internal tuner for the Pause Live TV.

1Press HOME MENU.

2Select ‘Initial Setup’ > ‘Options2’ > ‘Pause Live TV’ > ‘Recorder’s Tuner’.

See Pause Live TV on page 160 to do this.

You can record the channel selected on the recorder.

Using Pause Live TV

1 (LCD page 1) Start recording the current TV channel.

Recording continues with playback paused.

Note that it may take up to 10 seconds for recording to start.

2

Press to start playback.

 

You can also use the scan buttons (

), pause ( )

and stop ( ) — all without affecting the recording.

3

STOP

 

REC Press to stop the recording.

 

The operation is slightly different depending on the viewing source. See the Operation table below for details.

Tip

When the Pause Live TV setting (see page 160) is set to TV’s Tuner, you can press P.LIVE TV while the recorder is in standby to switch on and immediately start recording. When set to Recorder’s Tuner, it is not possible to use the Pause Live TV feature from standby.

After pressing P.LIVE TV, it will take at least 10 seconds for the picture to change (during this time, all controls except the power button are inoperative). (Note that startup from standby is not possible if you have selected Recorder’s Tuner in Pause Live TV on page 160.)

Please note that you can’t record from another component (VCR, etc.) that is connected by a SCART cable to the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) connector using the Pause Live TV feature.

Operation table

Viewing source

TV/DVD

DVR source

Pause Live TV

Condition

 

mode of DVR

 

function button

 

TV built-in analog tuner

TV

Pause Live TV

Preset channel of DVR and TV are matched after

 

 

 

 

downloading from TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct TV recording*1 Preset channel of DVR and TV are NOT matched after

 

 

 

 

downloading from TV. Record TV programme that you’re

 

 

 

 

watching.

 

 

 

 

TV built-in digital tuner

TV

Direct TV recording*1 Preset channel info. in D.TV cannot be shared by DVR even

 

 

 

 

after Download from TV. Record TV programme that you’re

 

 

 

 

watching.

 

 

 

 

External input of TV

TV

Direct TV recording*1 Record TV programme that you’re watching.

 

 

 

 

 

DVR built-in analog tuner

DVD

DVR built-in

Pause Live TV

 

 

 

analog tuner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVR built-in digital tuner

DVD

DVR built-in

Pause Live TV

 

 

 

digital tuner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*1 No Chase Play! Warning if you change input this will stop the recording.

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About timer recordings

DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD

Using the timer recording features you can program up to 32 timer recordings up to a month in advance. Timer recording programmes can be set to record just once, every day, or every week.

You can set the recording quality for your timer recording in the same way as for a regular recording, but with the added option of an AUTO mode, which maximizes the recording quality for the space available on the disc (if recording to DVD), or to fit on to a blank DVD disc (if recording to the HDD).

You can set timer recordings to record to a recordable DVD or to the hard disk drive. For regular (daily or weekly) HDD timer recordings that you don’t need to keep, you can use the Auto Replace Recording feature to automatically replace the previous timer recording with the new one. Note that when you use this feature, the previous recording made on that timer programme will be replaced by the next one, regardless of whether you have watched it yet or not.

You can also set the recorder so that it will adjust the recording quality to try and fit the recording on to the disc if it would not otherwise fit at the recording quality you set (see Optimized Rec on page 157 for more on this).

Finally, if you set a timer recording to record to DVD but there isn’t a recordable DVD loaded at the time of the recording, the Recovery Recording feature will automatically record the programme to the HDD for you.

This recorder is compatible with VPS (Video Programming System) and PDC (Programme Delivery Control) systems used by many analog TV stations to ensure that a timer recording catches the whole programme even when the programme is not running to schedule. Up to eight timer programmes can be set with VPS/PDC on.

Important

A timer recording can’t be set if there are already 32 timer programmes waiting to be recorded.

Timer recording will not start if:

The recorder is already recording.

A disc is being initialized, finalized or unfinalized.

Timer recording will start when the operation preventing timer recording has finished.

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When the front panel display is set to ON, the timer

indicator () lights in the front panel display when the timer is active. If the indicator is blinking it means that (for a DVD timer recording) there is no disc loaded, or the disc loaded is not recordable (for an HDD timer recording it means that the HDD is not recordable).

Approximately two minutes before a timer recording is set to start, the recorder will go into timer recording standby. In timer recording standby you cannot use some functions.

The maximum length for timer recordings made to the HDD is 24 hours. However, because one title (HDD) is limited to 12 hours, recordings over 12 hours will be spread over two titles. Note that there will be a break in the recording of a few seconds between titles.

If you set the timer recording to use VPS/PDC, set this recorder’s HDMI Control to Off (page 159).

VPS/PDC works only with analog stations; it does not work with digital TV stations.

VPS/PDC may not work with all broadcast stations in your country/area. Check with the stations for compatibility.

The hours between 3:00 and 5:00 in the morning are used by the GUIDE Plus+ system to download programme information. During these times, VPS/ PDC may not work reliably; leave VPS/PDC off if you set a timer recording for these times.

Timer recordings with VPS/PDC set to On are not performed for the period between 20 minutes before the start time of timer recordings for which EPG Link is set to On until the such recordings are completed (page 87).

If VPS/PDC is active for two timer programmes that are programmed to start at the same time, then the programme that actually starts first takes priority.

Extending a timer recording in progress

You can extend a timer recording beyond the programmed end time. This can be useful if a broadcast programme overruns, for example.

Cancelling or extending the timer

1 REC (LCD page 1) Press and hold for three seconds

during a timer recording.

Recording continues, but the timer indicator disappears from the front panel display indicating that the timer has been cancelled.

2 REC Press repeatedly to extend recording in 30

minute blocks.

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Stopping a timer recording

1

STOP

REC (LCD page 1) Press during a timer recording.

 

ENTER

2

Select ‘Yes’ to confirm.

Preventing use of the recorder before a timer recording (child lock)

You can make all the front panel and remote control buttons inoperative using the child lock feature. This is useful when you set a timer recording and want to make sure that the timer settings are not changed before recording has finished.

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1 If the recorder is on, switch it into standby.

2STOP [Front panel] Press and hold for three seconds to lock the controls.

The front panel display briefly shows LOCKED. If any buttons are pressed on the remote or front panel, LOCKED is briefly displayed again.

• To unlock the recorder, press and hold (Stop) on the front panel (while the recorder is stopped) for three seconds until the display shows UNLOCKED.

Even if you make child lock settings, this recorder can still be controlled by the remote of a connected plasma television. If you do not want this unit to be able to be controlled by another component when you have set a child lock, turn this recorder’s HDMI Control to Off (page 159).

Timer recording FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Even though the timer is set, the recorder doesn’t start recording!

Check that the disc loaded or HDD is recordable, not locked (see Lock Disc on page 147), and that there are fewer than 99/999 titles already on the DVD/HDD.

The recorder won’t let me enter a timer programme! Why not?

You can’t enter a timer programme if the clock isn’t set.

What happens when two or more timer programmes overlap?

Basically, the programme with the earlier recording start time has priority. However, the recorder will start recording the programme with the later start time after the earlier programme is finished.

If schedule to record two programmes have the same times (but different channels, for example), then only one of the two programmes will be recorded. In this event you should cancel the scheduled recording of the lesser important programme. If one of the overlapping programmes is a regular timer programme for a digital broadcast, you may choose ‘Cancel Once’ in order to avoid having it overlap with a separately scheduled programme (see Skipping a regular timer programme on page 89).

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Simultaneous recording and playback (Chase Play)

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Chase Play allows you to watch a recording that is still in progress from the start, without having to wait until the recording has finished (i.e., playback is ‘chasing’ the recording).

In fact, you’re not just limited to watching the recording in progress. You can watch anything else already on the HDD (or on a DVD if you’re recording to the HDD) by selecting it from the Disc Navigator screen (see Using the Disc Navigator with recordable discs and the HDD on page 106).

Chase Play is not possible when DV is the recording input.

(LCD page 1) Press during recording to start playback from the beginning of the current

recording1.

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NAVIGATOR Press during recording to select another

title to play.

You can use all the usual playback controls, such as pause, slow-motion play, scan and skip.

• To stop playback, press (Stop)(recording will continue).

To stop recording, press STOP REC (playback will continue).

During recording or in timer recording standby, you can’t play an HDD title, DVD or Video CD/Super VCD disc if the Input Line System setting doesn’t match the TV line system of the disc/HDD title (see also

Additional information about the TV system settings on page 161). Also, during simultaneous recording and playback, if the TV line system of the playback track/title changes then playback will automatically stop.

Recording from an external component

DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD

You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to an external input of the recorder.

1Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the HDD/DVD recorder.

See Chapter 2 (Recorder connections) for connection options.

2INPUT (LCD page 2) Press repeatedly to select an external input of the recorder to record from.

The current input is shown on-screen and in the front panel display:

AV2/L1 – Input 12

Check that the Audio In settings for External Audio and Bilingual Recording are as you want them (see Audio In on page 155).

If the aspect ratio is distorted (squashed or stretched), adjust on the source component or your TV before recording.

To watch video coming in via the DV input (front panel), select DV > DV Video Playback from the Home Menu (see also Playing from a DV camcorder on page 114).

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3 MODE (LCD page 1) Set the recording quality.

• See Setting the picture quality/recording time on page 95 for detailed information.

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4DVD Select the HDD or DVD for recording.

5REC Press to start recording.

If your source is copy-protected using Copy Guard, you will not be able to record it. See Restrictions on video recording on page 92 for more details.

Note

1 You can’t start playback immediately after recording starts. Simultaneous playback and recording doesn’t work while copying or backing up. 2 This cannot be selected if AV2/L1 In is set to Decoder (see AV2/L1 In on page 155).

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