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RDR-HXD870/HXD970/

HXD1070
RMT-D248P

SERVICE MANUAL AEP Model


UK Model
RDR-HXD870/HXD970/HXD1070

Ver. 1.1 2007.10


Australian Model
RDR-HXD870/HXD970

Revised-1

Photo: RDR-HXD870
RMT-D248P

SPECIFICATIONS

System Video recording format: MPEG-2, USB:


Laser: Semiconductor laser MPEG-1 USB jack Type A (For connecting
Transmission standards (Digital Audio recording format/applicable digital still camera, Memory card
broadcasting): DVB-T bit rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch reader and USB memory)
Channel coverage (Digital 256 kbps/128 kbps (in EP, SLP, and USB jack Type B (For connecting
broadcasting): SEP mode), PCM PictBridge-compatible printers)
VHF: E5 to E12, F5 to F10, Italian D to Inputs and outputs
H2, Australian AS6 to AS12 LINE 2 OUT General
UHF: E21 to E69, B21 to B68, F21 to (AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms Power requirements: 220-240 V AC,
F69, Australian AS27 to AS69 (VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p 50/60 Hz
Channel coverage (Analogue (S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, Power consumption: 49 W
broadcasting): C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL) Dimensions (approx.):
PAL (B/G, D/K, I)/SECAM (L) LINE 2 IN 430 × 76.5 × 286 mm (width/height/
VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F2 to F10, (AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than depth) incl. projecting parts
Italian A to H, AS0 to AS12, NZ1 to NZ11, 22 kilohms Hard disk drive capacity:
Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 11, 13 (VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p RDR-HXD870: 160 GB
UHF: E21 to E69, AS28 to AS69, R21 to (S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, RDR-HXD970: 250 GB
R69, B21 to B69, F21 to F69 C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL) RDR-HXD1070: 500 GB
CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20, France LINE 3 – TV: 21-pin Mass (approx.): 4.7 kg
B to Q CVBS OUT Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
HYPER: S21 to S41 S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream) Operating humidity: 25% to 80%
LINE 1/DECODER (AEP, UK only): 21-pin Supplied accessories:
The above channel coverage merely ensures CVBS IN/OUT Mains lead (1)
the channel reception within these ranges. It S-Video/RGB IN Aerial cable (1)
does not guarantee the ability to receive Remote commander (remote) (1)
Decoder (AEP, UK only)
signals in all circumstances. For details, see Audio/Video cord (1) (Australian)
“Receivable channels”.
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100
DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/ Set top box controller (1) (AEP, UK model)
0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
Video reception: Frequency synthesizer
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT EURO AV adapter with selector (1) (Australian model)
system
(Y, PB/CB, PR/CR): EURO AV adapter (1) (Australian model)
Audio reception: Split carrier system
Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p,
Specifications and design are subject to
socket PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p, PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p
change without notice.
Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer G-LINK: mini jack (AEP, UK only)
indication: 24-hour cycle (digital)/ HDMI OUT: HDMI 19-pin-Standard
Power back-up duration: 1 hour Connector
DVD RECORDER
WARNING!! Unleaded solder
Boards requiring use of unleaded solder are printed with the lead-
WHEN SERVICING, DO NOT APPROACH THE LASER EXIT WITH free mark (LF) indicating the solder contains no lead.
THE EYE TOO CLOSELY. IN CASE IT IS NECESSARY TO (Caution: Some printed circuit boards may not come printed with
CONFIRM LASER BEAM EMISSION, BE SURE TO OBSERVE the lead free mark due to their particular size.)
FROM A DISTANCE OF MORE THAN 25 cm FROM THE SURFACE
OF THE OBJECTIVE LENS ON THE OPTICAL PICK-UP BLOCK.

CAUTION: : LEAD FREE MARK


Unleaded solder has the following characteristics.
The use of optical instrument with this product will increase eye
• Unleaded solder melts at a temperature about 40°C higher than
hazard.
ordinary solder.
Ordinary soldering irons can be used but the iron tip has to be
CAUTION
applied to the solder joint for a slightly longer time.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures
Soldering irons using a temperature regulator should be set to
other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation
about 350°C.
exposure.
Caution: The printed pattern (copper foil) may peel away if the
heated tip is applied for too long, so be careful!
• Strong viscosity
Unleaded solder is more viscous (sticky, less prone to flow) than
ordinary solder so use caution not to let solder bridges occur such
as on IC pins, etc.
• Usable with ordinary solder
It is best to use only unleaded solder but unleaded solder may
SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!! also be added to ordinary solder.

COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED BY MARK 0 OR DOTTED LINE WITH Special Component Notice


MARK 0 ON THE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND IN THE PARTS The components identified by mark 9 contain confidential
LIST ARE CRITICAL TO SAFE OPERATION. REPLACE THESE information.
COMPONENTS WITH SONY PARTS WHOSE PART NUMBERS Strictly follow the instructions whenever the components are repaired
APPEAR AS SHOWN IN THIS MANUAL OR IN SUPPLEMENTS
and/or replaced.
PUBLISHED BY SONY.

SAFETY CHECK-OUT

After correcting the original service problem, perform the following


safety checks before releasing the set to the customer.

1. Check the area of your repair for unsoldered or poorly-soldered 4. Look for parts which, through functioning, show obvious signs
connections. Check the entire board surface for solder splashes of deterioration. Point them out to the customer and
and bridges. recommend their replacement.
2. Check the interboard wiring to ensure that no wires are 5. Check the B+ voltage to see it is at the values specified.
"pinched" or contact high-wattage resistors. 6. Flexible Circuit Board Repairing
3. Look for unauthorized replacement parts, particularly • Keep the temperature of the soldering iron around 270˚C
transistors, that were installed during a previous repair. Point during repairing.
them out to the customer and recommend their replacement. • Do not touch the soldering iron on the same conductor of the
circuit board (within 3 times).
• Be careful not to apply force on the conductor when soldering
or unsoldering.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
SERVICE NOTE Playing from the Beginning of the Programme You Are
1. DISK REMOVAL PROCEDURE IF THE TRAY Recording (Chase Play) ··················································· 1-21
CANNOT BE EJECTED (FORCED EJECTION) ············ 5 Playing a Previous Recording While Making Another
2. BOARD CONNECTION, SERVICE REMOTE (Simultaneous Rec and Play) ··········································· 1-21
CONTROLLER ·································································· 5 Searching for a Time/Title/Chapter/Track, etc ···················· 1-21
3. MODEL NAME SETTING METHOD WHEN ENGINE Erasing and Editing ································································· 1-22
IS REPLACED ··································································· 6 Before Editing ······································································ 1-22
4. HOW TO DIAGNOSE HDD FAILURE ···························· 7 Erasing and Editing a Title ·················································· 1-22
4-1. Defective HDD ··································································· 7 Erasing and Editing a Chapter ············································· 1-23
4-2. HDD Recognition status ····················································· 7 Creating and Editing a Playlist ············································ 1-23
4-3. Display [E01] on FLD with unrecognized HDD ················ 8 Dubbing (HDD y DVD) ······················································ 1-24
4-4. Display [E02] on FLD ························································ 9 Before Dubbing ··································································· 1-24
4-5. When playing a video, MP3, or JPG, the contents freeze ·· 9 HDD/DVD Dubbing ···························································· 1-24
4-6. Factory Check ··································································· 10 Dubbing Using Dubbing List ·············································· 1-24
4-7. Self Test ············································································ 10 Making a Backup Disc (DVD Backup) ······························· 1-25
4-8. Performance Check ·························································· 11 DV Camcorder Dubbing ·························································· 1-25
Before DV Camcorder Dubbing ·········································· 1-25
1. GENERAL Dubbing an Entire DV Format Tape
WARNING ············································································ 1-1 (DV One Touch Dubbing) ················································ 1-26
Precautions ············································································· 1-1 Dubbing Selected Scenes (Manual Dubbing) ······················ 1-26
Quick Guide to Disc Types ···················································· 1-2 Playing from a DV Camcorder ············································ 1-26
Hookups and Settings ································································ 1-3 Audio Tracks ··········································································· 1-26
Hooking Up the Recorder ······················································ 1-3 Playing Audio Tracks from CD/DVD ·································· 1-26
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable and Set Top Box Control- Searching for an Audio Track ·············································· 1-27
ler ······················································································· 1-3 About Jukebox ····································································· 1-27
Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord ················· 1-4 Preparing for Using Jukebox ··············································· 1-27
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords/HDMI Cord ················· 1-5 Playing Audio Tracks Using Jukebox/USB Device ············· 1-28
Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead ······································· 1-5 Managing Audio Tracks on the Music Jukebox ·················· 1-28
Step 5: Preparing the Remote ················································ 1-5 JPEG Image Files ···································································· 1-29
Step 6: Easy Setup ································································· 1-6 About the “Photo Album” Function ···································· 1-29
Connecting a VCR or Similar Device ···································· 1-7 Preparing for Using the “Photo Album” Function ··············· 1-29
Connecting an External Decoder ··········································· 1-7 Using the “Photo Album” List ············································· 1-30
Eight Basic Operations Managing JPEG Image Files on the HDD ··························· 1-30
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder ························ 1-8 Printing JPEG Image Files ·················································· 1-31
1. Inserting a Disc ·································································· 1-8 Settings and Adjustments ························································ 1-31
2. Recording a Programme ···················································· 1-8 Disc Settings (Disc Setup) ··················································· 1-31
3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) ··················· 1-9 Recorder Settings (Basic) ···················································· 1-31
4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information ·········· 1-9 Aerial Reception Settings (Digital Tuner) ··························· 1-32
5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme ·············· 1-10 Aerial Reception Settings (Analog Tuner) ·························· 1-32
6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc ······································· 1-10 Video Settings (Video In/Out) ············································· 1-33
7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) ··· 1-10 Audio Input Settings (Audio In) ·········································· 1-33
8. Reformatting a Disc ························································· 1-11 Audio Output Settings (Audio Out) ····································· 1-34
Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only) ·············· 1-11 Language Settings (Language) ············································ 1-34
EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) ··································· 1-11 Recording Settings (Recording) ·········································· 1-34
Programme Information ······················································· 1-11 Playback Settings (Playback) ·············································· 1-35
Viewing a Digital Text Service ············································ 1-12 Limitation Settings (Parental Lock) ····································· 1-35
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only) ···························· 1-12 HDMI Settings (HDMI Output) ·········································· 1-36
Before Recording ································································· 1-12 Other Settings (Options) ······················································ 1-36
Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) ······································· 1-12 Additional Information ···························································· 1-37
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings Troubleshooting ··································································· 1-37
(Timer List) ······································································ 1-14 Resetting the Recorder ························································· 1-39
Recording from Connected Equipment ······························· 1-14 Notes About This Recorder ················································· 1-39
GUIDE Plus+ (For analogue broadcasting only) ···················· 1-15 Specifications ······································································· 1-39
Introduction to the GUIDE Plus+ System ··························· 1-15 Notes on MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files,
Watching TV Using the GUIDE Plus+ System ··················· 1-15 and DivX Video Files ······················································· 1-39
Searching for a Programme Using the GUIDE Plus+ About i.LINK ······································································· 1-40
System ·············································································· 1-16 Guide to Parts and Controls ················································· 1-40
Listing Up Your Favourite Programme Information Language Code List ····························································· 1-41
(My TV) ··········································································· 1-16 Country/Area Code ······························································ 1-41
Making Changes to the GUIDE Plus+ System ···················· 1-16
Timer Recording (For analogue broadcasting only) ················ 1-17 2. DISASSEMBLY
Before Recording ································································· 1-17 2-1. UPPER CASE ································································· 2-2
Timer Recording (GUIDE Plus+/Manual) ·························· 1-17 2-2. TRAY COVER ASSEMBLY ·········································· 2-2
Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings ·················· 1-18 2-3. FRONT PANEL SECTION ············································· 2-3
Recording from Connected Equipment ······························· 1-19 2-4 FR-274 BOARD, FL-178 BOARD ································· 2-3
Playback ·················································································· 1-19 2-5. DVD DRIVE ··································································· 2-4
Playing the Recorded Programme/DVD ······························ 1-19 2-6. DC FAN ··········································································· 2-4
Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause/Pause Live TV) ··········· 1-21 2-7. HARD DISK ··································································· 2-5

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2-8. AV-114 BOARD ······························································ 2-5 • RD-065 (POWER BLOCK, EMMA BLOCK, VIDEO/
2-9. DT-120 BOARD ······························································ 2-6 AUDIO BLOCK, MEMORY BLOCK, SATA/IDE IF,
2-10. POWER SUPPLY BLOCK ············································· 2-6 HDMI/DV/USB BLOCK, DVD DRIVE)
2-11. CIRCUIT BOARDS LOCATION ··································· 2-7 PRINTED WIRING BOARD ······················· 4-55
• FL-178 (DV, USB, REMOCON RECEIVER,
3. BLOCK DIAGRAMS POWER SW)
3-1. OVERALL BLOCK DIAGRAM ···································· 3-1 PRINTED WIRING BOARD ······················· 4-59
3-2. AV-114 BLOCK DIAGRAM ·········································· 3-3
3-3. DT-120 BLOCK DIAGRAM ·········································· 3-5 5. IC PIN FUNCTION DESCRIPTION
3-4. RD-065 BLOCK DIAGRAM ·········································· 3-7 5-1. IT CONTROL IC
3-5. FR-274, FL-178 BLOCK DIAGRAM ···························· 3-9 (IC101:LC87F06J2A-F58W3-E (AV-114 BOARD)) ······ 5-1
3-6. POWER BLOCK DIAGRAM ······································· 3-11 5-2. AV ENCODER/DECODER IC
(IC1001:MC10050F1-105-LU1-A (RD-65 BOARD)) ··· 5-3
4. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND
PRINTED WIRING BOARDS 6. SERVICE MODE
4-1. FRAME SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ································ 4-1 6-1. SERVICE MODE MAP ·················································· 6-2
4-2. SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS ············································ 4-3 6-2. Diagnostic Mode ····························································· 6-3
WAVEFORMS ································································ 4-4 6-2-1. Model Setting ·································································· 6-3
• AV-114 (1/5) (IT CONTROLLER, IR) 6-2-2. Service Mode ··································································· 6-4
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ······························ 4-5 6-2-3. Version Information and Other Information
• AV-114 (2/5) (POWER/FAN CONT.) (First screen) ···································································· 6-4
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ······························ 4-7 6-2-4. RF Level Simplified Diagnosis (Subscreen1) ················· 6-5
• AV-114 (3/5) (VIDEO/AUDIO) 6-2-5. HDD Information for the HDD return sheet
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ······························ 4-9 (Simplified measurement mode) ····································· 6-6
• AV-114 (4/5) (EURO) 6-2-6. Cautions for handling the HDD ······································· 6-7
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-11 6-2-7. HDD Error Logging ························································ 6-9
• AV-114 (5/5) (TUNER) 6-2-8. ATA/ATAPI History - ERR ·········································· 6-10
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-13 6-2-9. How to confirm HDD Access Flow ······························· 6-10
• DT-120 (1/5) (EMMA2LL) 6-2-10. ATA/ATAPI Debugging Screen (Second Screen) and
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-15 LD Deterioration Judgment (for writer) ······················ 6-11
• DT-120 (2/5) (CI CONTROL) 6-2-11. History of VR Recording-related Errors ····················· 6-13
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-17 6-2-12. DV Service Mode ······················································· 6-17
• DT-120 (3/5) (DIGITAL TUNER) 6-2-13. EPG Service Mode ······················································ 6-19
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-19 6-2-14. Aging Mode ································································ 6-21
• DT-120 (4/5) (POWER) 6-2-15. HDD Check Mode ······················································ 6-22
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-21 6-3. Setup Related Menu ······················································ 6-23
• DT-120 (5/5) (VIDEO DECODER) 6-3-1. Firmware Downloading ················································· 6-23
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-23 6-3-2. Area-Specific Channel Setting ······································ 6-23
• FR-274 (FL DRIVER, LINE 2 IN, FUNCTION SW) 6-3-3. OSD Filter Setting (Subscreen 4) ·································· 6-24
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-25
• FL-178 (DV, USB, REMOCON RECEIVER, 7. ADJUSTMENTS
POWER SW) 7-1. Video System Adjustment ··············································· 7-1
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-27
• RD-065 (1/7) (POWER BLOCK) 8. REPAIR PARTS LIST
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-29 8-1. EXPLODED VIEWS ······················································ 8-1
• RD-065 (2/7) (EMMA BLOCK) 8-1-1. OVERALL SECTION ····················································· 8-1
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-31 8-1-2. CHASSIS SECTION ······················································· 8-2
• RD-065 (3/7) (VIDEO/AUDIO BLOCK) 8-2. ELECTRICAL PARTS LIST ·········································· 8-3
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-33
• RD-065 (4/7) (MEMORY BLOCK)
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-35
• RD-065 (5/7) (SATA/IDE IF)
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-37
• RD-065 (6/7) (HDMI/DV/USB BLOCK)
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-39
• RD-065 (7/7) (DVD DRIVE)
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-41
• SWITCHING REGULATOR (SRV-2057EK)
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM ···························· 4-43
4-3. PRINTED WIRING BOARDS ····································· 4-45
• FR-274 (FL DRIVER, LINE 2 IN, FUNCTION SW)
PRINTED WIRING BOARD ······················· 4-45
• AV-114 (IT CONTROLLER, IR, POWER/FAN CONT.,
VIDEO/AUDIO, EURO, TUNER)
PRINTED WIRING BOARD ······················· 4-47
• DT-120 (EMMA2LL, CI CONTROL,
DIGITAL TUNER, POWER, VIDEO ENCODER)
PRINTED WIRING BOARD ······················· 4-51

—4—
SERVICE NOTE

1. DISK REMOVAL PROCEDURE IF THE TRAY CANNOT BE EJECTED (FORCED EJECTION)


1. Remove the upper case.
2. Insert the stiff wire in the hole and eject the tray.

Hole

1 The stiff wire

Open the tray

NOTES DURING THE FORCED EJECTION


1. If the forced ejection is executed while a blank disc media (DVD±RW, ±R) exists on the tray
• Insert a DVD-ROM (DVD test disc, DVD software available on the market, or the like) in the tray and then close the tray.
Note1: If you close the tray while it is empty, ejection of the tray becomes impossible.
Note2: If you close the tray with a CD disc inserted in it, the CD can be ejected. However, if you close the tray while it is empty, there can be a case that
ejection of the tray becomes impossible.
Note3: Even if you replace the DVD drive unit while the tray remains under the state as described above, the situation cannot be improved.

2. If the tray cannot be ejected while the disc is not inserted


• Execute the forced ejection.
• Insert a DVD-ROM (DVD test disc, DVD software available on the market, or the like) on the tray and try to close the tray.
(There are cases that it recovers the trouble.)

3. Contents of forcedly ejected blank disc media (DVD±RW, ±R) can be damaged. (There can be a case that initialization is also impossible.)

2. BOARD CONNECTION, SERVICE REMOTE CONTROLLER

Extension cable
(J-6090-201-A)

RD-065 board : CN2301(40core)

AV-114 board : CN101(40core)

SERVICE REMOTE CONTROLLER


(J-6090-203-A)

—5—
3. MODEL NAME SETTING METHOD WHEN ENGINE IS REPLACED
Required equipment:
• Remote controller (RMT-D248P)
• Service remote controller (J-6090-203-A)
• Monitor

Model name delete method


1. Turn the main POWER ON.
2. Press the following buttons on the service remote controller in this order.:
“ESC” k “CHAP” k “1”
* Confirm that the above operation is performed in the state that the screen has exited all settings such as “Home Menu” or “Simple
Setting”.
3. Turn the main POWER OFF.
4. Turn the main POWER ON. (The screen as shown in Fig. 1 appears.)
5. Select “2” on the screen by using the service remote controller.
* If “1” is selected on the screen, the machine will not work at all. Be sure to select “2”.
6. Find out the tentative model name from the Correspondence Table (Table 1) for the client machine. Then, enter the 4-digit “Input No.”
on the screen using the service remote controller.
7. The model name setting method is complete. (Screen disappears.)
* Upon completion of the model name setting, be sure to press both “ENTER” and “3” simultaneously on the service remote controller
without fail. It sets the remote control code “3”.

Fig.1 S-company/P-company selection

[Recorder's Model Setting]


Input the number using the remote for Service

> ?

Input No. Manufacturer


[ 1 : P ]
[ 2 : S ]

Table1 Correspondence table between tentative model name and final product name
Tentative model name
Model name
AEP1 AEP2 AEP3 UK Australian
RDR-HXD870 MRX-1660/EC1 MRX-1665/EC2 MRX-1660/EC3 MRX-1660/CEK MRX-1660/AU2
RDR-HXD970 MRX-1670/EC1 MRX-1675/EC2 MRX-1670/EC3 MRX-1670/CEK MRX-1670/AU2
RDR-HXD1070 MRX-1680/EC1 MRX-1685/EC2 — MRX-1680/CEK —

—6—
4. HOW TO DIAGNOSE HDD FAILURE

4-1. Defective HDD


There are four symptoms of defects in the HDD.
1. “E01” is displayed on the FLD.
(The HDD is not recognized or is not authorized.)
2. “E02” is displayed on the FLD.
3. When playing a video, MP3, or JPG, contents freeze.
4. Irregular noises from the HDD

4-2. HDD Recognition status


How to enter Recognition status and sub screen mode.
• While the GUI screen is not displayed, use the service remote controller and press “ESC” key followed by “DISP” key.
• While the first screen is displayed, press “DIG/ANA” key repeatedly until the desired subscreen is displayed.
The subscreens change.
Service remote controller
(Part code: J-6090-203-A)

MRX-1635/EC1 VERSION : 1.01


SYSCON : RELEASE 104
Rev. 1. 5895
TUNERCON : 1.178 OK
DRIVE : DVD-RW DVR-L12X OK
1.00 OK
• Details on HDD data are described below:
PIC SERIAL : 000800004940
HDD INT : WDC WD2500AAJS 9 250 HDD : WDC1023456 # 160

Capacity of the HDD (unit: Gbytes)


DEVICE : E2R-FEx1.0 FLASH : 64M HDD identification error indication
REGION : 2 C : 0000400259 HDD model name
HDCP : 0000400259

HDD identification Details on HDD data


FL Display OS Display Remarks
conditions are described below.
“Repaining the HDD”.
r
REPAIR
“HDD repair is
complete”.
Check the connection to the
SATA cable and power cable.
An error occurred. Failure to physically
Replace the SATA cable or
Please consult your identify the HDD (no
Blank space power cable.
nearest Sony dealer. connection, defective
Replace the HDD.
E01 Note that contents on HDD, interface error).
Replace the FE or part in the
the HDD may be
SATA/ATA communication.
erased when servicing
this unit. Physical identification of
“#” indicates that the HDD is
HDD possible, but not WDC 10234564 # 160
not recognized.
identified
The Hard Disk Drive Physical identification of
“!” indicates an HDD
info is incorrect. HDD possible, HDD
E02 WDC 10234564 ! 160 authorization error. Initialize
Use the Disk Setup identified, but failure in
the HDD.
menu to reformat. logical formatting.
Physical identification of
HDD possible, HDD
Normal identified, and correct WDC 10234564 160
logical formatting (HDD
correctly identified).

—7—
4-3. Display [E01] on FLD with unrecognized HDD

E01

NO
Is the HDD free from
abnormal noises?

YES

NO
Is not “#” displayed? Unauthorized HDD Replace the HDD * Refer to “Note”.

Note: Write down the HDD information on the HDD


YES return sheet before replacing the HDD.
Note the information on pages 6-6, 6-7, 6-9,
and 6-10 of Chapter 6, “SERVICE MODE”.
Reconnect the SATA NO
cable. Does the problem Replace the SATA Cable For information about replacing the HDD, see
still occur? page 2-5 of Chapter 2, “DISASSEMBLY”.
After replacing the HDD, perform
“Factory Check” on “SERVICE NOTE”, page 10.
YES
When performing “Factory Check”, the data
saved to the HDD by the customer is erased.
Replace the SATA cable. NO Obtain customer consent before performing
Does the problem “Factory Check”.
still occur?

YES

Replace the HDD with a new


one and perform Factory Check. * Refer to “Note”.

Does the problem


NO
END
still occur?

YES
Note: Write down the HDD information on the HDD
There may be a problem with the Engine. return sheet before replacing the Engine.
For information about replacing the Engine,
Therefore, put the original HDD back in the unit. see page 2-4 of Chapter 2, “DISASSEMBLY”.
Then, follow the procedure to replace the Engine.
After replacing the Engine, perform “Setting the Model Name” When performing “Factory Check”, the data
on “Service Note”, page 6. saved to the HDD by the customer is erased.
Obtain customer consent before performing
“Factory Check”.

Does the problem NO


Final check
still occur?

Note: Performing “Final Check” will not erase the HDD data.
YES

Another defect
has occurred.

—8—
4-4. Display [E02] on FLD

Note: When E02 is displayed, the user data has


E02 already broken due to system DATA Error.

Is the HDD free from NO


Replace the HDD * Refer to “Note”.
abnormal noises?

YES

Factory check

Final check Note: Performing “Final Check” will not erase the HDD data.

Has the Final check ended


NO
Replace the HDD * Refer to “Note”.
with success?

YES

END

4-5. When playing a VIDEO, MP3, or JPG, the contents freeze

When playing a VIDEO, MP3, or JPG,


the contents freeze.
(Any error is not displayed on the FLD.)

Is the HDD free from


NO
abnormal noises?

YES

Display the ATA/ATAPI history by using


“HDD Access Flow” on page 6-10.

NO
Does the history show
no errors?

YES

Has the Final check ended


NO
Final check Replace the HDD
with success?
* Refer to “Note”.
YES
Note: Performing “Final Check”
will not erase the HDD data.
END

—9—
4-6. Factory Check
1. Pull out and then reconnect the AC cable.
2. Press “ESC” key followed by “P.RUN” key to start Formatting.
3. When “B COMPLETE” appears, the Factory Check is complete.
4. Press “Power” button. The unit starts normally.

When “Factory Check” has finished completely without error, reset “Recording Error History” and “ATA/ATAPI History Error” with the
Clear key.
Note: Write down the HDD information on the HDD return sheet before
Recording Error History Display
replacing the HDD.
Note the information on pages 6-6, 6-7, 6-9, and 6-10 of Chapter 6,
07-03-19 12:36:06 ESFSYS INIT
“SERVICE MODE”.
07-03-19 12:36:06 HDD Zero MR
07-03-19 12:36:06 HDD Initialze
When performing “Factory Check”, the data saved to the HDD by the
07-03-19 12:36:06 HDD Zero MR
customer is erased.
07-03-19 12:27:27 Status NG
Obtain customer consent before performing “Factory Check”.

“Recording Error History” and “ATA/ATAPI History Error”, see pages


6-9, 6-10 of Chapter 6, “SERVICE MODE”.

4-7. Final Check

4-7-1. SELF TEST (SMART TEST)


This is a simplified diagnosis for the HDD.
A serious failure in the HDD can be detected with this test.
Time required for testing: Approx. 60 sec.

How to start/terminate the diagnostic program


Use the remote control unit for servicing.
• How to start: Press “ESC”, “CX”, “0”, and “1” keys simultaneously.
• How to terminate: Press “ESC” key.

Execute Self-Test.
• Press “3” key on the remote control unit for servicing while the menu screen is displayed.
• When the following screen is displayed, press “1” key to start the Self-Test.

Note: “2. Exe Ext Self Test” is not used. Note: Performing “Self Test” will not erase the HDD data.

Diagnosis results
• Without an error: “. . . Completed” is displayed.
Then, proceed to the Extended Self-Test.
• With an error: “. . . Error” is displayed. Look at the number in Test Result.
If the place value for tens is 1 or 2, execute the Self-Test again.
If it is from 3 to 7, the HDD must be replaced.

Note: If the result of the second test is the same, replacement of the HDD is required.

Example: No error Example: With an error

— 10 —
4-7-2. Performance Check

Press “ESC” key, then “A.MON” key.

This is a reading test across all sectors of the HDD.


Data recorded on the HDD will not be erased, because no writing operation is performed.
Time required for testing: Approx. 45 min/160 G
75 min/250 G
130 to 150 min/500 G

When “Performance Check” finishes completely without error, reset “ATA/ATAPI History Error” with the Clear key.

FL display specification
HDD factory Check HDD performance Check
aNormal display aError display aNormal display aError display

0:Factory Check start 0 0 000000 80:Performance Check start 80 0 00000


Power On Power On

1:Power ON Test 1 0 000000 81:Power ON Test 81 0 00000


HDD ERR 01 HDD ERR 81

2:Random Write/Read/Compare Test 2 0 000000 82:all Sequential Read Verify Test 8 2 * * *H * *M* *S
HDD ERR 02 HDD ERR 82

3:ID Sequential Read Verify Test 3 * * *H * *M* *S 83:Power OFF Test 83 0 00000
HDD ERR 03 Power off H M S

4:OD Sequential Read Verify Test 4 * * *H * *M* *S 15s


HDD ERR 04
84:Complete 8 4 COMPLETE
5:Format 5 FM *H * *M* *S HDD ERR 05

6:Power OFF Test 6 0 000000


Power off

15s Power On
7 0 000000
20s HDD ERR 07 7:Power ON Test
Power off 8 0 000000 8:Power OFF Test
9:Power ON Test
15s Power On a:Power OFF Test
9 0 000000 b:Complete
20s HDD ERR 09
Power off A 0 000000

15s
B COMPLETE

Fig 1. FL Display Flow

* The logo for “Factory Check” and “Performance Check” is recorded in “ATA/ATAPI History Error”.

— 11 —
MEMO

— 12 —
RDR-HXD870/HXD970/HXD1070
This section is extracted from instruction manual.
(RDR-HXD770/HXD870/HXD970/HXD1070:
SECTION 1
3-113-760-11 (1)) GENERAL

Notice for customers in the


• Do not attempt to replace or • Do not place the recorder in an

WARNING United Kingdom and


Republic of Ireland
Precautions upgrade the hard disk by
yourself, as this may result in
inclined position. It is
designed to be operated in a
A molded plug complying with malfunction. horizontal position only.
BS1363 is fitted to this equipment This equipment has been tested • Keep the recorder and discs
To reduce the risk of fire or electric for your safety and convenience. If the hard disk drive should
shock, do not expose this apparatus and found to comply with the away from equipment with
Should the fuse in the plug malfunction, you cannot recover strong magnets, such as
to rain or moisture. limits set out in the EMC
supplied need to be replaced, a 5 Disposal of Old Electrical lost data. The hard disk drive is microwave ovens, or large
To avoid electrical shock, do not Directive using a connection
AMP fuse approved by ASTA or only a temporary storage space.
open the cabinet. Refer servicing to & Electronic Equipment cable shorter than 3 metres. loudspeakers.
BSI to BS1362, (i.e., marked with
qualified personnel only. or mark) must be used. (Applicable in the • Do not place heavy objects on
The mains lead must be changed If the plug supplied with this European Union and On safety About repairing the hard the recorder.
only at a qualified service shop. equipment has a detachable fuse Should any solid object or liquid disk drive
Do not expose the battery to other European countries
excessive heat such as direct
cover, be sure to attach the fuse
with separate collection fall into the cabinet, unplug the • The contents of the hard disk On recording
cover after you change the fuse. recorder and have it checked by drive may be checked in case Make trial recordings before
sunlight, fire or the like. Never use the plug without the fuse systems)
qualified personnel before of repair or inspection during a making the actual recording.
cover. If you should lose the fuse This symbol on the product or on
operating it any further. malfunction or modification.
cover, please contact your nearest its packaging indicates that this
Sony service station. product shall not be treated as However, the contents will not On compensation for lost
household waste. Instead it shall be About the hard disk drive be backed up or saved by
recordings
Precautions handed over to the applicable The hard disk has a high storage Sony.
Sony is not liable and will not
• This unit operates on 220 – collection point for the recycling of density, which enables long • If the hard disk needs to be
electrical and electronic compensate for any lost
240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that recording durations and quick formatted or replaced, it will
equipment. By ensuring this recordings or relevant losses,
This appliance is classified as a the unit’s operating voltage is access to the written data. be done at the discretion of
CLASS 1 LASER product. The identical with your local power product is disposed of correctly, including when recordings are
However, it can easily be Sony. All contents of the hard
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT supply. you will help prevent potential not made due to reasons
damaged by shock, vibration or disk drive will be erased,
MARKING is located on the rear • To prevent fire or shock hazard, negative consequences for the including recorder failure, or
environment and human health, dust, and should be kept away including contents that violate
of the unit. do not place objects filled with when the contents of a recording
which could otherwise be caused from magnets. To avoid losing copyright laws.
liquids, such as vases, on the are lost or damaged as a result of
by inappropriate waste handling of important data, observe the
CAUTION apparatus. recorder failure or repair
The use of optical instruments with • Install this system so that the this product. The recycling of following precautions. On power sources undertaken to the recorder. Sony
mains lead can be unplugged materials will help to conserve • Do not apply a strong shock to • The recorder is not
this product will increase eye natural resources. For more will not restore, recover, or
hazard. As the laser beam used in from the wall socket the recorder. disconnected from the AC
immediately in the event of detailed information about replicate the recorded contents
this DVD recorder is harmful to • Do not place the recorder in a power source (mains) as long
trouble. recycling of this product, please under any circumstances.
eyes, do not attempt to disassemble location subject to mechanical as it is connected to the wall
contact your local Civic Office,
the cabinet. your household waste disposal vibrations or in an unstable outlet, even if the recorder
Refer servicing to qualified
GUIDE Plus+ and G-LINK are (1)
location. Copyrights
registered trademarks or service or the shop where you itself has been turned off.
personnel only. purchased the product. • Do not place the recorder on • Television programmes, films,
trademarks of, (2) manufactured • If you are not going to use the
under license from and (3) subject top of a hot surface, such as a video tapes, discs, and other
recorder for a long time, be
of various international patents and The manufacturer of this VCR or amplifier (receiver). materials may be copyrighted.
sure to disconnect the recorder
patent applications owned by, or product is Sony Corporation, • Do not use the recorder in a Unauthorized recording of
from the wall outlet. To
licensed to, Gemstar-TV Guide 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku place subject to extreme such material may be contrary
disconnect the AC power cord
International, Inc. and/or its related Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The changes in temperature to the provisions of the
affiliates.
(mains lead), grasp the plug
Authorized Representative (temperature gradient less than copyright laws. Also, use of
itself; never pull the cord.
for EMC and product safety 10 °C/hour). this recorder with cable
GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE
is Sony Deutschland GmbH, • Do not move the recorder with television transmission may
INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/
Hedelfinger Strasse 61,
On placement require authorization from the
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES its mains lead connected.
70327 Stuttgart, Germany. • Place the recorder in a location cable television transmitter
ARE NOT IN ANY WAY • Do not disconnect the mains
This label is located on the laser LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY For any service or guarantee with adequate ventilation to and/or programme owner.
lead while the power is on.
protective housing inside the OF THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE matters please refer to the prevent heat build-up in the • This product incorporates
enclosure. • When disconnecting the mains
INFORMATION PROVIDED BY addresses given in separate recorder. copyright protection
lead, turn off the power and
THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN service or guarantee • Do not place the recorder on a technology that is protected by
NO EVENT SHALL GEMSTAR-
make sure that the hard disk
documents. soft surface such as a rug that U.S. patents and other
TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, drive is not operating (the
might block the ventilation intellectual property rights.
INC. AND /OR ITS RELATED clock is displayed in the front
holes. Use of this copyright
AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR panel display for at least 30
• Do not place the recorder in a protection technology must be
ANY AMOUNTS seconds and all recording or
REPRESENTING LOSS OF
confined space such as a authorized by Macrovision,
dubbing has stopped).
PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, bookshelf or similar unit. and is intended for home and
• Do not move the recorder for
OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR • Do not place the recorder in a other limited viewing uses
one minute after you have
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES location near heat sources, or only unless otherwise
IN CONNECTION WITH THE
unplugged the mains lead.
in a place subject to direct authorized by Macrovision.
PROVISION OR USE OF ANY sunlight, excessive dust, or
INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT,
Reverse engineering or
mechanical shock. disassembly is prohibited.
OR SERVICES RELATING TO
THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
,continued 3
2

• This Product includes About this manual


FontAvenue® fonts licenced
by NEC corporation.
FontAvenue is a registered
Check your model name
trademark of NEC The instructions in this
corporation. manual are for 4 models:
RDR-HXD770, RDR-
Copy guard function HXD870, RDR-HXD970
Since the recorder has a copy and RDR-HXD1070. Check
guard function, programmes your model name by looking
received through an external at the front panel of the
tuner (not supplied) may contain recorder.
copy protection signals (copy
guard function) and as such may • In this manual, the internal
not be recordable, depending on hard disk drive is written as
the type of signal. “HDD,” and “disc” is used as a
general reference for the HDD,
DVDs, or CDs unless
IMPORTANT NOTICE otherwise specified by the text
Caution: This recorder is or illustrations.
capable of holding a still • Icons, such as DVD , listed
video image or on-screen at the top of each explanation
display image on your indicate what kind of media
television screen can be used with the function
indefinitely. If you leave the being explained.
still video image or on- • Instructions in this manual
screen display image describe the controls on the
displayed on your TV for an remote. You can also use the
extended period of time you controls on the recorder if they
risk permanent damage to have the same or similar
your television screen. names as those on the remote.
Plasma display panels and • The on-screen display
projection televisions are illustrations used in this
especially susceptible to this. manual may not match the
graphics displayed on your TV
If you have any questions or screen.
problems concerning your • The explanations regarding
recorder, please consult your DVDs in this manual refer to
nearest Sony dealer. DVDs created on this recorder.
The explanations do not apply
to DVDs that are created on
other recorders and played
back on this recorder.

1-1
Usable disc versions (as of April 2007)
Quick Guide to Disc Types • 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
• 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1,
Ver.1.2 with CPRM*2)
Recordable and playable discs • 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
• 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0,
Ver.2.1 with CPRM*2)
Icon used • 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double
Formatting Compatibility with other
Type Disc Logo in this Layer) discs
(new discs) DVD players (finalising)
manual
• 8x-speed or slower DVD-R DL (Dual
Layer) discs (Ver.3.0 with CPRM*2)
Select “Video Mode
Dub HDD contents to a
VR Off” in “HDD “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” “DVD+R
DVD (VR mode) to play
mode Recording Format” DL,” “DVD-R,” and “DVD-R DL” are trademarks.
on other DVD players
Hard disk (page 144)
drive HDD *1 When an unformatted DVD-R is inserted into
(internal) Select “Video Mode this recorder, it is automatically formatted in
Dub HDD contents to a
Video On” (default) in Video mode. To format a new DVD-R in VR
DVD (Video mode) to play
mode “HDD Recording mode, format in the “Format” setup (page 47).
on other DVD players
Format” (page 144) *2
CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
Media) is a coding technology that protects
copyrights for images.

Automatically Discs that cannot be recorded on


Playable on DVD+RW
formatted in +VR
DVD+RW +RW compatible players • DVD-RAMs
mode (DVD+RW
(automatically finalised)
VIDEO)

Playable only on VR mode


VR Format in VR mode
-RWVR compatible players
mode (page 36)
(finalisation unnecessary)
DVD-RW
Playable on most DVD
Video Format in Video
-RWVideo players (finalisation
mode mode (page 36)
necessary) (page 45)

DVD+R
Automatically
Playable on most DVD
formatted in +VR
+R players (finalisation
mode (DVD+R
necessary) (page 45)
VIDEO)
DVD+R DL

Format in VR mode
(page 36)*1 Playable only on DVD-R
VR Formatting is in VR mode compatible
DVD-R -RVR
mode performed in the players (finalisation
“Format” setup necessary) (page 45)
(page 47).

Automatically Playable on most DVD


DVD-R Video
-RVideo formatted in Video players (finalisation
DL mode
mode necessary) (page 45)

10 ,continued 11

Note on playback operations of DVD b Notes


Playable discs VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs • Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-
Rs, DVD-RAMs, or CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
played on this recorder due to the recording
Icon used in
VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by quality or physical condition of the disc, or the
Type Disc Logo Characteristics software producers. Since this recorder plays characteristics of the recording device and
this manual
DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the authoring software. The disc will not play if it has
disc contents the software producers not been correctly finalised. For more
Discs such as movies that can be information, see the operating instructions for the
designed, some playback features may not be
purchased or rented recording device.
DVD VIDEO This recorder also recognises DVD- available. See the instructions supplied with
DVD • You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the
RAMs* as DVD Video compatible the DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs.
same DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format,
discs. reformat the disc (page 47). Note that the disc’s
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
contents will be erased after reformatting.
Your recorder has a region code printed on • You cannot shorten the time required for
VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in the rear of the unit and will only play DVD
VIDEO CD VCD recording even with high-speed discs.
VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with • It is recommended that you use discs with “For
identical region codes. This system is used to Video” printed on their packaging.
protect copyrights. • You cannot add new recordings to DVD+Rs,
Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in DVD-Rs, or DVD-RWs (Video mode) that
CD CD DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play
music CD format contain recordings made on other DVD
on this recorder.
If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the equipment.
• In some cases, you may not be able to add new
DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RAMs* message “Playback prohibited by region
recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings
containing MP3 audio tracks or DivX code.” will appear on the TV screen. made on other DVD equipment. If you do add a
video files Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region new recording, note that this recorder will rewrite
DATA DVD — DATA DVD DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-ROMs code indication may be labelled even though the DVD menu.
containing MP3 audio tracks, JPEG playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by • You cannot edit recordings on DVD+RWs,
image files or DivX video files
area restrictions. DVD-RWs (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs
that are made on other DVD equipment.
Region code • If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by
CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs
DATA CD — DATA CD containing either MP3 audio tracks, this recorder, the data may be erased.
JPEG image files or DivX video files • You may not be able to record, edit, or dub on
some recordable discs, depending on the disc.
• Do not insert any discs that cannot be recorded or
“DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks. • DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/ Music discs encoded with copyright played on this recorder. This may cause the
DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs that do not contain protection technologies recorder to malfunction.
DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are DVD Video, DivX video, JPEG image This product is designed to play back discs
trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under that conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
files, or MP3 audio tracks.
license. standard.
• DVD Audio discs
DivX® is a video file compression technology,
• Cartridge-only type DVD-RAMs. Recently, various music discs encoded with
developed by DivX, Inc.
• HD layer on Super Audio CDs copyright protection technologies are being
* If the DVD-RAM has a removable cartridge, • DVD VIDEOs with a different region code marketed by some record companies. Please
remove the cartridge before playback. be aware that among those discs, there are
(page 13).
• DVDs that were recorded on a different some that do not conform to the CD standard
Discs that cannot be played and may not be playable by this product.
recorder and not correctly finalised.
• PHOTO CDs
• CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are Maximum recordable number of titles Note on DualDiscs
recorded in a format different from the A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
formats mentioned in the table above. Disc Number of titles
mates DVD recorded material on one side
• Data part of CD-Extras HDD* 999 with digital audio material on the other side.
• BDs However, since the audio material side does
DVD-RW/DVD-R 99
• HD DVDs not conform to the Compact Disc (CD)
• Discs recorded with an AVCHD- DVD+RW/DVD+R 49 standard, playback on this product is not
compatible DVD video camera DVD+R DL 49 guaranteed.
DVD-R DL 99

* The maximum length for one title is 12 hours.


12 13

1-2
Hookups and Settings
Step 1: Connecting the Aerial Cable and Set Top Box
Controller
Hooking Up the Recorder
If the set top box receiver can output RGB signals

Hookups and Settings


Follow steps 1 through 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Do not connect the This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the set top box receiver can output RGB signals, connect
mains lead until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead” on page 23. the TV SCART connector on the set top box receiver to the LINE 1/DECODER jack, and set
“LINE 1 In” to “RGB” in the “Video In/Out” setup (page 137). See the instructions supplied
b Notes with the set top box receiver.
• See “Specifications” (page 160) for a list of supplied accessories.
• Plug in cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
• Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. Using the set top box receiver control function
• You cannot connect this recorder to a TV that does not have a SCART or video input jack.
• Be sure to disconnect the mains lead of each component before connecting.
The set top box receiver control function can be used with hookup B. It allows the recorder to
control a set top box receiver via the supplied set top box controller. The recorder controls
programme positions on the set top box receiver for timer recording. You can also use the
Checking hookup and setting methods recorder’s remote control to change programme positions on the set top box receiver whenever
The recorder incorporates both analogue and digital tuners. The programme guide and timer the set top box receiver and recorder are turned on.
recording method differ depending on which one you select. Depending on the broadcasts you To use the set top box receiver control function, you need to connect the set top box controller
are receiving and your equipment, select one of the following aerial hookups. Do NOT set (page 17). After setting up the set top box receiver control, check that the recorder can correctly
“LINE 1 In” to “Decoder” in the “Video In/Out” setup (page 137) when making connection B. control the set top box receiver (page 28).

When you receive Hookup Programme guide Timer recording using b Notes
programme guide • If your aerial is a flat cable (300-ohm twin lead cable), use an external aerial connector (not supplied) to
connect the aerial to the recorder.
Freeview A (page 16) Digital Service See page 52. • If you have separate cables for AERIAL antennas, use an AERIAL UHF/VHF band mixer (not supplied)
(page 48) to connect the aerial to the recorder.
Satellite, Cable B (page 17) GUIDE Plus+ (page 63) See page 71. • If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected
set top box receiver.
Terrestrial C (page 18) GUIDE Plus+ (page 63) See page 71.

b Note
Beginning in 2008, analogue broadcasts in the UK will end area by area, with all analogue broadcasts
scheduled to end by 2012. After analogue broadcasts end in your area, you will not be able to use hookup C
to view TV broadcasts. At that time, change to hookup A to view digital broadcasts.

14 ,continued 15

A: Receiving Freeview (For digital broadcasting) B: Receiving cable or satellite (For analogue broadcasting)
Use this hookup if you can receive Freeview. With this hookup, you can record any programme position on the set top box receiver.
With this hookup, you can record any programme position by selecting the programme position To watch cable programmes, you need to match the programme position on the recorder to the
on the recorder. aerial output programme position on the set top box receiver.
Wall

Hookups and Settings


TV Place the set top box controller
near the remote sensor on the
to aerial input set top box receiver.

Wall
Aerial cable (supplied)
Set top box
controller
(page 15)
Set top box
to DIGITAL AERIAL OUT to DIGITAL AERIAL IN receiver

ANT IN
TO TV
SCART cord*2
DVD recorder (not supplied)

Aerial cable*1
(not supplied)

to ANALOG
: Signal flow AERIAL IN

If you want to view both analogue and digital broadcasts


to G-LINK
This recorder has separate built-in TV tuners for terrestrial digital and terrestrial analogue TV
broadcasts.
TV Wall
to aerial input

DVD recorder
to ANALOG
Aerial cable (supplied) AERIAL OUT
TV
to ANALOG AERIAL IN Aerial cable
to DIGITAL AERIAL IN
to DIGITAL (supplied)
AERIAL OUT

to aerial input

Aerial cable (not supplied) : Signal flow

*1
If your set top box receiver does not have an aerial output jack, connect the aerial to the recorder’s
to ANALOG ANALOG AERIAL IN jack.
AERIAL OUT *2 Connect only if your set top box receiver has a SCART connector.
: Signal flow DVD recorder

16 ,continued 17

1-3
C: Receiving terrestrial (For analogue broadcasting) Step 2: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cord
Use this hookup if you watch cable programme positions without a set top box receiver. Also
use this hookup if you are only connecting an aerial antenna. Select one of the following patterns, A through E, according to the input jack on your TV
With this hookup, you can record any programme position by selecting the programme position monitor, projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable
on the recorder. you to view pictures.

Hookups and Settings


Wall B A

TV
Audio/video
cord (not
supplied)
TV, projector, or
to ANALOG AERIAL IN audio component

to LINE 2 OUT
(VIDEO)
SCART cord (not supplied)

(yellow)
DVD recorder
to T LINE 3 – TV
to ANALOG AERIAL OUT
TV

to aerial input

Aerial cable (supplied) DVD recorder

: Signal flow (green) (blue) (red) to LINE 2 OUT to HDMI OUT


(S VIDEO)

to COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT S-video cord HDMI cord
Component video
cord (not supplied) (not supplied) (not supplied)

(green) (blue) (red)

D C E

TV, projector, or audio


component
TV, projector, or audio TV, projector, or audio
component component

: Signal flow

18 ,continued 19

A SCART input jack 2 Insert the HDMI connector straight into


When setting “LINE 3 Out” to “S-Video” or the HDMI jack. About the SMARTLINK About the HDMI Control
“RGB” in the “Video In/Out” setup Do not bend or apply pressure to the features (for SCART functions for ‘BRAVIA’ Theatre
(page 136), use a SCART cord that conforms HDMI connector.
to the selected signal. connections only) Sync (for HDMI connections
If the connected TV (or other connected
only)
B Video input jack

Hookups and Settings


You will enjoy standard quality images. equipment such as a set top box) complies By connecting Sony components that are
with SMARTLINK, NexTView Link*3, compatible with the HDMI Control function
C S VIDEO input jack MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2, with an HDMI cord (not supplied), operation
You will enjoy high quality images. CINEMALINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW is simplified as below:
LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, you can enjoy the • One-Touch Play (page 81)
D Component video input jacks (Y, PB/CB, following SMARTLINK features.
b Notes • System Power-Off
PR/CR) • TV Direct Rec. (page 37) When you turn the TV off by using the
• Be sure to disconnect the HDMI cord when • One-Touch Play (page 81)
You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction power button on the TV’s remote, the
moving the recorder.
and high quality images. • Preset Download components compatible with the HDMI
• Do not apply too much pressure to the cabinet
If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p wall, if you place the recorder on the cabinet with You can download the tuner preset data Control function turn off automatically.
format signals, use this connection and set the HDMI cord connected. It may damage the from your TV to this recorder, and tune the
“Progressive” to “Compatible” in the “Easy HDMI jack or the HDMI cord. recorder according to that data in “Easy To prepare for the ‘BRAVIA’ Theatre Sync
Setup” setup (page 26). Then set • Do not twist the HDMI connector while Setup.” features
“Component Video Out” to “Progressive” in connecting to or disconnecting from the HDMI • NexTView Download
Set “HDMI Control” to “On” in the “HDMI
the “Video In/Out” setup to send progressive jack to avoid damaging the HDMI jack and You can easily set the timer by using the
connector. Output” setup (page 148). For details on TV
video signals. For details, see “Component NexTView Download function on your TV.
settings, refer to the operating instructions
Video Out” on page 136. supplied with the TV.
When playing “wide screen” images To prepare for the SMARTLINK features
E HDMI input jack Some recorded images may not fit your TV Set “LINE 3 Out” to “Video” in the “Video
screen. To change the picture size, see
b Notes
Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to In/Out” setup (page 136) and • Depending on the connected component, the
enjoy high quality digital picture and sound page 144. “SMARTLINK” to “This Recorder Only” in HDMI Control function may not work. Refer to
through the HDMI OUT jack. the “Options” setup (page 150). the operating instructions supplied with the
If you are connecting to a VCR component.
When connecting a Sony TV that is Connect your VCR to the LINE 1/ b Notes • The recorder supports only the playback option of
compatible with the HDMI control function, DECODER jack on the recorder (page 31). • For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will HDMI Control. “Player” appears on the TV
see page 21. need a SCART cord that has the full 21 pins. screen when using the HDMI Control functions.
To see the signals from the connected set top b Notes Refer to your TV’s instruction manual as well for
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord this connection.
box receiver when the set top box receiver is between the recorder and your TV at the same
connected to the recorder using a SCART • Not all TVs respond to the functions above.
time.
cord only, turn the recorder on. • Do not make connections A and E at the same *1
“MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of
time.
When connecting to the HDMI jack Grundig Corporation.
• When you connect the recorder to your TV via the *2 “EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are
Follow the steps below. Improper handling SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the
trademarks of Philips Corporation.
may damage the HDMI jack and the recorder automatically when you start playback. *3 “Q-Link” and “NexTView Link” are trademarks
connector. If necessary, press the TV t button on the
of Panasonic Corporation.
remote to return the input to the TV. *4
1 Carefully align the HDMI jack on the • If you connect the recorder to a TV with
“EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba
rear of the recorder and the HDMI Corporation.
SMARTLINK, set “LINE 3 Out” to “Video” in *5 “T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.
connector by checking their shapes. the “Video In/Out” setup.
Make sure the connector is not upside • You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack
down or tilted. (connection E) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP
compliant (e.g., DVI jacks on PC displays).
• Component video and RGB signals are not output
when using the HDMI connection.

* This DVD recorder incorporates High-Definition


Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
Connector is upside down Not straight trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
20 21

1-4
B Audio L/R (left/right) input jacks
Step 3: Connecting the Audio Cords/HDMI Cord This connection will use your TV’s or audio
component’s two speakers for sound.
Step 4: Connecting the
Select one of the following patterns, A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
Mains Lead
z Hint
projector, or audio component such as an AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen For correct speaker location, see the operating
to sound. instructions supplied with the connected Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC IN

Hookups and Settings


components. terminal of the recorder. Then plug the
[Speakers] [Speakers]
recorder and TV mains leads (AC power
Rear (L) Rear (R) A b Notes cords) into the mains. After you connect the
Audio component with • Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to mains lead, you must wait for a short
a decoder
Front (L) Front (R) the LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same while before operating the recorder.
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come You can operate the recorder once the front
from your TV’s speakers. panel display lights up and the recorder enters
Centre Subwoofer • With connection B, do not connect the LINE IN
standby mode.
(R-AUDIO-L) and LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
jacks to your TV’s audio output jacks at the same If you connect additional equipment to this
or to coaxial/HDMI digital input
time. This will cause unwanted noise to come recorder (page 31), be sure to connect the
HDMI cord Coaxial digital cord from your TV’s speakers. mains lead after all connections are complete.
(not supplied) (not supplied) • With connection A, after you have completed the
connection, make the appropriate settings in the
“Audio Out” setup (page 138). Otherwise, no
to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) sound or a loud noise will come from your
to HDMI OUT speakers.
• When you connect the recorder to an audio
component using an HDMI cord, you will need to
do one of the following: 1 to AC IN
– Connect the audio component to the TV with
the HDMI cord, or 2
– Connect the recorder to the TV with a video
cord other than HDMI cord (component video
cord, S-video cord, or audio/video cord). to mains

*1 Manufactured under license from Dolby


to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) Laboratories.
DVD recorder
“Dolby” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
*2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are registered
INPUT

VIDEO
B trademarks of DTS, Inc.

(white) (yellow)

L
(red) (white) AUDIO
Audio/video cord
(not supplied) R
(yellow)* (red)
TV, projector, or
audio component
: Signal flow
* The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 19).

A Digital audio input jack If you connect a Sony audio component that
If your audio component has a Dolby*1 is compatible with the HDMI control
Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and function, refer to the operating instructions
a digital input jack, use this connection. You supplied with the audio component.
can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS
(5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch) surround
effects.
22 23

Code numbers of controllable TVs To operate the TV/DVD button


Step 5: Preparing the Controlling TVs with the If more than one code number is listed, (for SCART connections only)
remote try entering them one at a time until you The TV/DVD button switches between TV
Remote find the one that works with your TV. mode and DVD mode. Press the TV/DVD
You can adjust the remote’s signal to control button when in stop mode or no menu appears
Manufacturer Code number
You can control the recorder using the your TV. on the TV screen. Point your remote at the
Sony 01 (default) recorder when using this button.

Hookups and Settings


supplied remote. Insert two R6 (size AA)
batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on b Notes Grundig 11 TV mode: switch to this when you use the
• Depending on the connected unit, you may not be TV’s tuner mainly. When you start playback,
the batteries to the markings inside the
able to control your TV with some or all of the Hitachi 24 the input source for the TV is set to the
battery compartment. When using the buttons below.
remote, point it at the remote sensor on the ITT/Nokia 15, 16 recorder automatically.
• If you enter a new code number, the code number
recorder. previously entered will be erased. DVD mode: switch to this when you use the
JVC 33
recorder’s tuner mainly.
Loewe 45 To check the current mode, press DISPLAY
Nokia 69, 73 (page 40).
Number Panasonic 17, 49
buttons
Philips 06, 07, 08, 72 If you have a Sony DVD player
TV/DVD
Saba 12, 13, 74 or more than one Sony DVD
Samsung 22, 23, 71 recorder
Sanyo 25 If the supplied remote interferes with your
b Notes Sharp 29 other Sony DVD recorder or player, set the
• If the supplied remote interferes with your other command mode number for this recorder and
DISPLAY Telefunken 36
Sony DVD recorder or player, change the the supplied remote to one that differs from
command mode number for this recorder Thomson 43, 75 the other Sony DVD recorder or player after
(page 25). you have completed “Step 6: Easy Setup.”
Toshiba 38
• Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible x The default command mode setting for this
leakage and corrosion. Should leakage occur, do
The remote performs the following: recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
not touch the liquid with bare hands. Observe the
following: TV [/1 You can check the current Command Mode
TV t Buttons Operations in the front panel display. For details, see
– Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
batteries of different manufacturers. TV 2 +/– TV PROG TV [/1 Turns your TV on or page 149.
– Do not attempt to recharge the batteries. +/– off.
The default command mode setting for this
– If you do not intend to use the remote for an
TV 2 (volume) Adjusts the volume recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
extended period of time, remove the batteries.
– If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid 1 Hold down TV [/1 located at the +/– of your TV. The remote does not function if different
inside the battery compartment, and insert new bottom of the remote. TV PROG +/– Selects the command modes are set for the recorder and
batteries. Do not press the [/1 button at the top of programme position remote. Set the same command mode.
• Do not expose the remote sensor (marked on the remote. on your TV.
the front panel) to strong light, such as direct
TV t (input
sunlight or a lighting apparatus. The recorder may 2 With TV [/1 pressed down, enter the select)
Switches your TV’s
input source.
not respond to the remote. TV’s manufacturer code using the
• When you replace the batteries of the remote, the
code number and Command Mode may be reset
number buttons.
to the default setting. Set the appropriate code For instance, to enter “09,” press “0” then
number and Command Mode again. “9.” After you enter the last number,
release the TV [/1 button.

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1-5
D.TV Auto Channel Setting Clock Setting
Changing programme positions Step 6: Easy Setup If the aerial cable is connected to the The recorder will automatically set the
of the recorder using the DIGITAL AERIAL IN jack (hookup A), clock when any digital channels have
select “Auto Scan.” Then, select your been scanned and stored. Go to the “EPG
remote Make the basic adjustments by following the country/region using </,, and press Type Select” setting.
on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.” ENTER. The recorder will automatically
You can change programme positions of the Be careful not to disconnect the cables or exit capture and store the available TV and Select “Auto” when a programme

Hookups and Settings


recorder using the number buttons. the “Easy Setup” function during this Radio channels. position in your local area broadcasts a
procedure. time signal. The “Auto Clock Setting”
If the aerial cable is connected to the display appears.
[/1 ANALOG AERIAL IN jack (hookup B 1 Select the programme position of the
Number or C), select “Do not set.”
buttons station that carries a time signal
INPUT
using </,.
For details, see page 15.
2 Select “Start” using m, and press
ENTER.
A.TV Auto Channel Setting
If a clock signal cannot be found,
If the aerial cable is connected to the
GUIDE press O RETURN, and set the
ANALOG AERIAL IN jack (hookup B
ENTER clock manually.
or C) and the TV is connected to this
</M/m/,,
ENTER recorder not using SMARTLINK, select
Select “Manual” to set the clock
EXIT/ “Auto Scan.” Then, select your country/
O RETURN manually. The “Manual Clock Setting”
region using </,, and press ENTER.
display appears.
The programme position order will be set
according to the country/region you set. 1 Select the time zone for your area
Example: for channel 50 using </,, and press m.
Press “5,” “0,” then press ENTER. If the aerial cable is connected to the 2 Select “On” if you are now on
TV [/1
ANALOG AERIAL IN jack (hookup B summer time, and press ENTER.
z Hint or C) and the TV is connected to this
If the aerial cables are connected to both DIGITAL recorder with SMARTLINK, select 3 Set the day, month, year, hour, and
AERIAL IN and ANALOG AERIAL IN jacks, you minutes using </M/m/,, and
can switch between digital mode and analogue 1 Turn on the recorder and your TV.
“Download from TV” (For details, refer
to the operating instructions supplied press ENTER to start the clock.
mode using the INPUT button. Then switch the input selector on your with your TV). Then, select your EPG Type Select
TV so that the signal from the recorder country/region using </,, and press Select the EPG (Electronic Programme
appears on your TV screen. ENTER. The tuner preset data will be Guide) type to use.
The “Language” display appears. downloaded from your TV to this If no programme positions for digital
• If the “Language” display does not recorder. broadcasts are found after scanning, the
appear, select “Easy Setup” in the “EPG Type Select” display does not
“Basic” setup from “Initial Setup” in For details, see page 15. appear. The EPG type is automatically
the System Menu (page 130). set to the country/area you select when
2 Select a language for the on-screen If the aerial cable is connected to the
DIGITAL AERIAL IN jack (hookup A)
setting the program positions.
displays using </M/m/,, and press
only, or to skip this setting, select “Do
ENTER. not set.” Then, select your country/region
The initial settings message appears. using </,, and press ENTER.
3 Select “Start” using M/m, and press To set the programme positions
ENTER. manually, see page 131.
Follow the on-screen instructions to
make the following settings.

26 ,continued 27

Select “Guide (Digital)” to use the digital 8 Select the receiver brand using M/m, If you cannot get the recorder to control
electronic programme guide (see “Guide Setting up your set top box and press ENTER. your set top box receiver
to Digital Services (For Freeview users receiver for the GUIDE Plus+® If you select “Other providers,” you can Check the connection and position of the set
only)” on page 48). select a receiver brand from a list of all top box controller (page 17).
Select “Guide (Digital)” if you receive system (For analogue available brands. If your set top box receiver still does not
only digital broadcasts. broadcasting) If your receiver brand is not on the list, operate with this recorder, refer to the
select “???.” instructions supplied with your set top box

Hookups and Settings


Follow the steps below to set up the GUIDE The receiver brand list is automatically receiver and contact your cable or satellite
Plus+ system and set top box controller. The updated, so your receiver may be company to see if they can provide you with
GUIDE Plus+ system is available in the UK available at a later date. Select your brand a compatible set top box receiver.
only. when it becomes available. Until then,
use “???.” b Notes
1 Press GUIDE. • The list of external receivers controllable by the
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Basic Setup” 9 Select the connection you used for GUIDE Plus+ system is updated constantly and is
appears. your set top box receiver using M/m, distributed through GUIDE Plus+ system data
Select “GUIDE Plus+” to use the and press ENTER. signals. Since the time your recorder has been
Gemstar GUIDE Plus+ electronic produced and the time you installed your recorder
When the set top box receiver is
programme guide (see “GUIDE Plus+ for the first time, new external receiver codes
connected to the recorder using hookup might have been added.
(For analogue broadcasting only)” on B with both an aerial cable and a SCART
page 63). • If the external receiver is still not on the list or is
cord, select either “Line1” or “Antenna.” not controlled properly by the recorder, please
TV Screen Size (page 144) The display asks for confirmation. call Customer Support to report the brand and
If you have a wide-screen TV, select
“Wide (16:9).” If you have a standard 10 Press ENTER to select “Continue.” model of your external receiver.

TV, select “Standard (4:3).” This will The Video Window switches to the To fix the set top box controller to your set
determine how “wide-screen” images are specified programme position. top box receiver
displayed on your TV.
For users other than in the UK, go to
11 Select “YES” using M/m, and press Once you have confirmed that the set top box
Progressive ENTER. controller controls your set top box receiver,
When you connect a progressive format step 4. fix it in place.
The display asks for confirmation.
TV to this recorder using the 2 Select “Postal Code,” and press If the Video Window does not switch to 1 Remove the backing on the double-sided
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, ENTER. the specified programme position, select tape.
select “Compatible.” “NO” and press ENTER until the Video
HDD caution messages
3 Enter your postal code using </M/m/ Window switches to the specified
Read the HDD caution messages, and ,, and press ENTER. programme position.
press ENTER. If “Country” is set to “Others,” you
cannot enter a postal code and the To receive GUIDE Plus+ system data
4 Select “Finish Setup” using M/m, and GUIDE Plus+ system will not search for your recorder must be turned off
press ENTER. a host channel. when not in use. If your recorder is 2 Attach it so that the set top box controller
“Easy Setup” is completed. connected to a set top box receiver, be is directly above the remote control
4 Select “External Receiver 1,” and sure to leave the set top box receiver sensor on your set top box receiver.
press ENTER. turned on. After initial setup, it may
To return to the previous step You can also select “External Receiver take up to 24 hours to begin receiving
Press O RETURN. 2” or “External Receiver 3” if you have TV programme listings.
connected additional set top box
z Hint receivers.
b Note
If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
Setup” in the “Basic” setup from “Initial Setup” in
5 Press ENTER to select “Continue.” You cannot set tuner system or “OSD
Language” to a country/region or language
the System Menu (page 130). 6 Select the set top box receiver type that is not supported by the GUIDE Plus+
using M/m, and press ENTER. system.

7 Select the provider using M/m, and


press ENTER.

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1-6
To change the basic GUIDE Plus+ settings
1 Press GUIDE. Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home
Screen” appears. After disconnecting the recorder’s mains lead from the mains, connect a VCR or similar
recording device to the LINE IN jacks of this recorder.
2 Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar using M/ Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack)
,, and press ENTER. (page 104).

Hookups and Settings


The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears. For details, refer to the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
3 Select “Basic Setup” using M/m, and To record on this recorder, see “Recording from Connected Equipment” on page 79.
press ENTER.
4 Repeat from step 2 of “Setting up your Connecting to the LINE 1/DECODER jack
set top box receiver for the GUIDE
Plus+® system (For analogue Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 1/DECODER jack of this recorder.
broadcasting)” on page 28.
VCR TV

SCART cord (not supplied)


to SCART input

to i LINE 1/DECODER to T LINE 3 – TV

DVD recorder

b Notes
• Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
• If you pass the recorder signals through a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen.

DVD recorder VCR TV

Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and to your TV in the order shown below. To watch
video tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.
Line input 1

VCR DVD recorder TV

Line input 2

• The SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 1/
DECODER jack.
• To watch the connected VCR or similar device’s pictures through the recorder while the recorder is in
standby mode, set “Power Save” to “Off” (default) in the “Basic” setup (page 130).
• When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the
TV/DVD button on the remote.
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected
VCR.

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Connecting to the LINE 2 IN jacks on the front panel Connecting an External Decoder
Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN jacks of this recorder. If the
equipment has an S-video jack, you can use an S-video cord instead of an audio/video cord. You can watch or record external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder)
programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s
OUTPUT VCR, etc. mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder. Note that when you set “LINE 1 In”

Hookups and Settings


S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO to “Decoder” in step 7 of “Setting external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder)
L R programme positions” (page 34), you will not be able to select “L1” because Line 1 will
become a dedicated line for the decoder.

Connecting a decoder

External decoder (PAY-TV/


TV Canal Plus analogue decoder)
S-video cord Audio/video cord
(not supplied) (not supplied)
to AERIAL IN

Aerial cable
to LINE 2 IN (supplied) to SCART input

SCART cord
SCART cord (not supplied)

to T LINE 3 – TV (not supplied)

to AERIAL OUT to i LINE 1/DECODER

DVD recorder
: Signal flow

z Hint
When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, connect to only the L(MONO) and VIDEO
input jacks on the front of the recorder. Do not connect the R input jack. DVD recorder

b Notes
• Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
• Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other
equipment’s output jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. This may cause noise (feedback).
• Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.

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1-7
3 Select “Video In/Out,” and press 11 Select “Next Screen,” and press b Notes
Setting external decoder (PAY- ENTER. ENTER. • If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you
will not be able to view the signals from the
TV/Canal Plus analogue 12 Select your country/region, and press connected decoder.
decoder) programme positions ENTER. • To watch the connected external decoder (PAY-
Programme position
TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder) programmes
To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus during recording, press the PROGRAM + button

Hookups and Settings


analogue programmes, set your recorder to on the recorder (“SCART THRU” appears on the
front panel display). To return to the previous
receive the programme positions using the
display, press the PROGRAM – button on the
on-screen display. recorder (“SCART NORM” appears on the front
In order to set the programme positions panel display). The recorder automatically
correctly, be sure to follow all of the steps
below. 4 Select “LINE 3 Out,” and press
switches to the programme tuned by the
recorder’s tuner after the recording has finished.
ENTER. To watch the connected external decoder (PAY-
TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder) programmes
while the recorder is in standby mode, set “Power
Save” to “Off” (default) in the “Basic” setup
Number
buttons 13 Select the desired programme (page 130).
position using ./> or number
buttons.

SYSTEM 14 Select “Channel” using M/m.


MENU
15 Select the external decoder
</M/m/,, 5 Press M/m to select “Video” or programme position using </,.
EXIT/ ENTER “RGB,” and press ENTER.
O RETURN 16 Select “Sound System” using M/m.
6 Select “LINE 1 In,” and press ENTER.
. > 17 Press </, to select an available TV
system, B/G, D/K, I, or L.
To receive broadcasts in France, select
1 Press SYSTEM MENU.
“L.”
The System Menu appears. 18 Select “Decoder” using M/m.
2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press 19 Select “On” using </,, and press
ENTER. ENTER.

7 Press M/m to select “Decoder,” and


press ENTER. To return to the previous step
Press O RETURN.
8 Press O RETURN to return the cursor
to the left column.
9 Select “Analog Tuner,” and press
ENTER.

10 Select “Manual CH Setting,” and


press ENTER.
34 35

3 Press REC MODE repeatedly to select b Notes


Eight Basic Operations
— Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
2. Recording a the recording mode. • To turn off the TV Direct Rec. function, set
“SMARTLINK” to “Pass Through” in the
Each time you press the button, the
Programme display on the TV screen changes as
“Options” setup (page 150).
• Some buttons, such as the TITLE LIST button or
1. Inserting a Disc +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
follows: H button, do not work when “TV” appears in
HDD the front panel display.
+RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R -RVR -RVR -RVideo • If you press the [/1 button while recording, the
-RVideo
recorder stops recording and turns off.
DVD VCD CD DATA DVD
This section introduces the basic operation to * Available when “Manual Rec. Mode” is set • After pressing the z REC button, it may take a
DATA CD short while to start recording.
record a current TV programme to the hard to “On (go to setup)” in the “Recording”
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
disk (HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an setup (page 141). • You cannot change the recording mode while
explanation of how to make timer recordings, For more details about the recording recording.
Z (open/ • If there is a power failure, the programme you are
close) DVD see page 52 (Digital Mode) or page 71 mode, see page 71.
recording may be erased.
(Analogue Mode).
4 Press z REC. • You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus
Recording starts. programme while recording another PAY-TV/
Canal Plus programme.
When recording to the HDD, recording
HDD DVD • To use the TV Direct Rec. function, you must first
stops after 12 hours of continuous
correctly set the recorder’s clock.
PROG +/– recording or when the HDD is full.
INPUT
When recording to a DVD, recording
stops when the DVD is full. Checking the disc status while
1 Press DVD. TV/DVD
recording
2 Press Z (open/close), and place a
To stop recording
disc on the disc tray. You can check the recording information
Press x REC STOP.
such as recording time or disc type.
Note that it may take a few seconds for
recorder to stop recording.
DISPLAY Press DISPLAY during recording.
To watch another TV programme while The recording information appears.

TV PAUSE
recording
If your TV is connected to the T LINE 3 –
z REC REC MODE TV jack, set your TV to the TV input using
Recording/playing side facing down x REC
STOP the TV/DVD button and select the
3 Press Z (open/close) to close the disc TV t programme you want to watch. If your TV is
tray. connected to the LINE 2 OUT or
Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the
front panel display. 1 Press HDD or DVD. TV to TV input using the TV t button
Unused DVDs are formatted If you want to record to a DVD, insert a (page 24).
automatically. recordable DVD.
TV Direct Rec. (for SMARTLINK
• For DVD-RW discs
DVD-RWs are formatted in the
2 Press PROG +/– to select the connections only) A Recording mode
programme position or input source When the TV is turned on and the recorder is
recording format (VR mode or Video
you want to record. B Recording time
mode) set by “Format DVD-RW” of turned off, press TV PAUSE. The recorder
“Basic” in the “Disc Setup” setup automatically turns on and starts recording C Disc type/format
what you are watching on the TV to the HDD.
(page 128). D Recording status
Set “TV Pause” to “TV’s Tuner” in the
• For DVD-R discs “Options 2” setup (page 150).
DVD-Rs are automatically formatted in Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.
Video mode. To format an unused z Hint
DVD-R in VR mode, format the disc in If the aerial cables are connected to both DIGITAL
the “Format” setup (page 47) before AERIAL IN and ANALOG AERIAL IN jacks, you
you make a recording. can switch between digital mode and analogue
If the disc is recordable on this recorder, mode using the INPUT button.
you can manually re-format the disc to
make a blank disc (page 47).
36 37

1-8
4-Title List (Example: HDD) E Title information: 3 Select “Original” or “Play List” using M/
3. Playing the Recorded Displays the title number, title thumbnail m, and press ENTER.
picture (playback picture for the selected
Programme (Title List) title, still images for the other titles), To change the title order for HDD (Sort
recording date, recorded station name (or Titles)
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R programme position number), recording 1 Press < while the Title List is
-RVR -RVideo mode, title name, and title size. displayed.
To play a recorded title, select the title from “Recording”: Indicates that the title is 2 Select “Sort Titles” using M/m, and press
the Title List. ENTER.

Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder


currently being recorded.
: Indicates protected title. 3 Select the item using M/m, and press
“NEW”: Indicates that the title is newly ENTER.
HDD DVD m recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
Order Sorted
: Press DISPLAY to display
8-Title List “ .” “ ” indicates titles By Date In order of when the titles
containing “Copy-Once” copy protection were recorded. The title
signals (HDD only) (page 99). that is recorded most
: Indicates that the title is recorded recently is listed at the
using the Update function. top.
TITLE LIST Genre icons: Indicates the title’s genre Unseen Title In order of when the titles
</M/m/,, (HDD only). were recorded. The title
ENTER that is recorded most
EXIT/ F Remaining time of the current disc in recently and has not been
O RETURN DISPLAY
the current recording mode (example: played is listed at the top.
. >
SP mode) Playlist titles are not
H displayed.
X
x
A Disc type: G Detailed information for the selected
By Title In alphabetical order.
Displays the media type, HDD or DVD. title
The resume point time is shown in the 8- By Number In order of recorded title
PLAY B Total number of titles Title List. number.
MODE
C Sub-menu: 3 Select a title using M/m, and press
Press , to display the sub-menu. To search for a title by genre (HDD only)
1 Press HDD or DVD.
The sub-menu displays options
ENTER.
1 Press < while the Title List is
If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see “1. Playback starts from the selected title.
applicable only to the selected item. The displayed.
Inserting a Disc” on page 36).
displayed options differ depending upon
Playback starts automatically depending
the model, situation, and disc type.
2 Select “Genre” using M/m, and press
on the disc. To stop playback ENTER.
Press x (stop).
2 Press TITLE LIST. 3 Select a genre using M/m, and press
To show the 8-Title List, press < to ENTER.
To scroll the list display by page (Page
select “Title View,” and press ENTER, mode)
then select “8 Titles” using M/m, and To change a title thumbnail picture
Press ./> while the Title List is (Thumbnail)
press ENTER. displayed. Each time you press ./>,
After recording, the first scene of the
the entire Title List changes to the next/
recording (the title) is automatically set as the
previous page of titles.
thumbnail picture.
Sub-menu
You can select a favourite scene for the
About the Title List for DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs
D Scroll bar: (VR mode)
thumbnail picture shown in the Title List.
Appears when all of the titles do not fit You can switch the Title List to show 1 Press TITLE LIST.
on the list. To view the hidden titles, Original or Playlist titles. For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode),
press M/m. switch the Title Lists, if necessary.
1 Press < while the Title List is
displayed. 2 Select a title, and press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
2 Select “Play List” using M/m, and press
ENTER.

38 ,continued 39

3 Select “Edit” using M/m, and press During playback z Hints


ENTER. 4. Displaying the Playing Example: DVD-R in Video mode • When “On Screen Display” is set to “On”
(default) in the “Options” setup (page 149),
4 Select “Set Thumbnail” using M/m, and
press ENTER. Time and Play information automatically appears on the screen
when the recorder is operated.
The display for setting the thumbnail
point appears and the title starts to play.
Information • To increase disc space, see “To open up disc
space” (page 92).
5 While watching the playback picture, HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R b Note
press H, X or c m/M C -RVR -RVideo DVD VCD CD Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be
to select the scene you want to set for a displayed correctly.

Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder


DATA DVD DATA CD
thumbnail picture, and press X.
Playback pauses. You can check the playing time of the current
You can also select a scene using the title, chapter, track, or disc. Also, you can
PLAY MODE button (page 89). check the disc name recorded on the DVD/ A Playing status
6 Select “OK” using M/m, and press CD. B Shows that the Resume Play is
ENTER. available (page 81).
The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
picture. C Current selected recording mode
To return to the Title List, press (remaining DVD recording time/disc
O RETURN. type) (page 71)
D Remaining time
To change the thumbnail preview mode
(Set Preview) (HDD only) E Station name and programme position
You can select “Quick Preview” or “Normal” number
for the thumbnail preview mode in the Title
F Audio setting for the current
List. Set “Set Preview” in the “Options” setup
(page 150). programme
DISPLAY
G Recording restrictions for the current
To turn off the Title List programme
Press TITLE LIST.
H TV mode or DVD mode (page 25)
z Hint I Disc information
You can select “Title List” from the System Menu. Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
J Title type (Original or Playlist) for
b Notes The displays differ depending on the disc
type or playing status. DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR mode
• The title names may not appear for DVDs created
on other DVD recorders. K Disc type/format (page 10)
• It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail In stop mode Displays the finalised disc in Video
pictures to be displayed. Example: DVD-RW in VR mode mode as “DVD-Video.”
• After editing, the title thumbnail picture may
change to the first scene of the recording (title). L Title number-Chapter number
• After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on (page 89)
the source recording is cancelled.
M Playing time
N Multi-angles indicator (page 80)
O Copy-protected indicator (page 99)
P Data transfer bar and rate

40 41

1-9
4 Select “Title Name,” and press 9 Press x (or select “OK,” and press
5. Changing the Name of ENTER. ENTER). 6. Labelling and
The display for entering characters To cancel the setting, press
a Recorded Programme appears. O RETURN. Protecting a Disc
The current name is displayed at the
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R input row. You can execute options effective for the
-RVR -RVideo Input row To use the number buttons entire disc in the “Disc Setup” setup.
You can also use the number buttons to enter
You can label a DVD, title, or programme by characters. Refer to the number next to each
entering characters. You can enter up to 64

Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder


row of letters on your TV screen.
characters for a title recorded in the HDD/
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode), 40 characters
1 In step 7 above, press a number button
repeatedly to select a character.
for a title recorded in the DVD+RW/DVD-
RW (Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video Example:
Press the number 3 button once to enter
mode), but the actual number of characters
“D.”
displayed in the menus such as the Title List SYSTEM
will vary. The steps below explain how to Press the number 3 button three times to MENU
enter “F.”
change the name of the recorded programme. 5 Move the cursor to the point where you </M/m/,,
want to insert the character using 2 Press ENTER and select the next ENTER
character.
m/M.
To erase all of the characters, press and 3 Press x (or select “OK,” and press
Number hold CLEAR for 2 seconds or more. ENTER).
buttons
6 Select “Upper case” or “Lower case”
CLEAR using ./>.
The characters for the selected type are
displayed. Labelling a disc
TITLE LIST
The type of characters will change
+RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R -RVR
</M/m/,, according to the language you select in
EXIT/ ENTER -RVideo
“Easy Setup.”
O RETURN
. >
7 Press </M/m/, to select the 1 Insert a disc.
m M character you want to enter, and press See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 36.
ENTER.
X
x
The selected character appears at the
2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
input row.
To insert a space, press X (or select 3 Select “Disc Setup,” and press
“Space,” and press ENTER). ENTER.

1 Press TITLE LIST.


8 Repeat steps 6 and 7 to enter the
remaining characters.
2 Select a title, and press ,. To erase a character, move the cursor to
The sub-menu appears. the character at the input row, and press
CLEAR (or select “Clear,” and press
3 Select “Edit,” and press ENTER. ENTER).
To insert a character, move the cursor to
the right of the point where you want to
insert the character. Then select the
character, and press ENTER.
To erase all of the characters, press and
hold CLEAR for 2 seconds or more.

42 ,continued 43

4 Select “Basic,” and press ENTER. 4 Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
+R
Finalising is necessary when
7. Playing the Disc on -RVideo
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
Other DVD Equipment After finalising, you cannot edit or
record on the disc.
(Finalise)
+RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R -RVR
-RVideo
Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
5 Select “Input Disc Name,” and press 5 Select “Protect Disc,” and press
Finalising is necessary when you play discs
recorded with this recorder on other DVD
ENTER. ENTER. equipment.
6 Select “Next Screen,” and press When you finalise a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
SYSTEM
ENTER. (Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video
mode), a DVD menu will be automatically MENU
Enter the disc name (page 42).
created, which can be displayed on other
</M/m/,,
DVD equipment. ENTER
b Note Before finalising, check the differences DISPLAY
You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD-RW/ between the disc types in the table below.
DVD-R (VR mode) disc name, and 40 characters
for a DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/DVD+R/ Differences between disc types
DVD-R (Video mode) disc name. The disc name 6 Select “On,” and press ENTER. Discs are automatically finalised
may not appear when the disc is played on other
DVD equipment. 7 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
+RW
when removed from the recorder. 1 Insert a disc.
However, you may need to finalise See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 36.
the disc for certain DVD
equipment, or if the recording time 2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
Protecting a disc To cancel the protection is short. You can edit or record on The System Menu appears.
Select “Off” in step 6. the disc even after finalising.
-RWVR -RVR
Finalising is unnecessary when
3 Select “Disc Setup,” and press
z Hint -RWVR ENTER.
playing a disc on VR format
1 Insert a disc. You can set protection for individual titles compatible equipment.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 36. (page 92). Even if your other DVD equipment
2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
is VR format compatible, you may
need to finalise the disc, especially
The System Menu appears. if the recording time is short. You
3 Select “Disc Setup,” and press can edit or record on the disc even
after finalising.
ENTER.
-RWVideo
Finalising is necessary when
playing on any equipment other
than this recorder.
After finalising, you cannot edit or
4 Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
record on the disc. If you want to
record on it again, unfinalise
(page 46) or reformat the disc
(page 47). However, if you
reformat the disc, all recorded
contents will be erased.

-RVR
Finalising is necessary. The disc
can be played only on equipment
that supports DVD-R in VR mode.
After finalising you cannot edit or
record on the disc using this
5 Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
recorder.

44 ,continued 45

1-10
6 Select “Next Screen,” and press b Note 4 Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
ENTER. The recorder is not able to unfinalise DVD-RWs
(Video mode) that have been finalised on another 8. Reformatting a Disc
For DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode), the
recorder.
recorder starts finalising the disc. Go to +RW -RWVR -RWVideo -RVR -RVideo
step 9.
1 Insert a disc.
7 (DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/ See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 36. New discs are automatically formatted when
inserted. If necessary, you can manually re-
DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode) only)
Select a title menu style, and press
2 Press SYSTEM MENU. format a DVD+RW, DVD-RW, or DVD-R
The System Menu appears. disc to make a blank disc. For DVD-RWs or
ENTER.

Eight Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder


The menu appears in the selected title 3 Select “Disc Setup,” and press DVD-Rs, you can select a recording format
5 Select an item, and press ENTER.
ENTER. (VR mode or Video mode) according to your
menu style when the “top menu” (or “VR Mode”: Formats DVD-RWs/DVD-
needs.
“menu” for a DVD+RW/DVD+R) is Rs (VR mode or unrecorded discs) in VR
selected on the DVD equipment. mode.
8 (DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/ “Video Mode”: Formats DVD-RWs/
DVD-Rs in Video mode.
DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode) only)
“Format DVD+RW”: Formats
Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
DVD+RWs.
The recorder starts finalising the disc.
9 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
6 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
All contents on the disc are erased.
4 Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
SYSTEM
MENU
z Hint
z Hint
You can check whether the disc has been finalised </M/m/,,
By reformatting, you can change the recording
or not. Press DISPLAY after step 1 (page 40). ENTER
format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-
RWs that have been finalised.
b Notes
• Depending on the condition of the disc,
recording, or the DVD equipment, discs may not
play even if the discs are finalised.
• The recorder may not be able to finalise the disc
if it was recorded on another recorder.
1 Insert a disc.
• Inserting an unfinalised disc into other DVD 5 Select “Unfinalise,” and press
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 36.
equipment may damage the recorded contents.
• When using a DVD+RW, you can edit or record
ENTER. 2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
on the disc even after finalising. However, the
title menu will not be displayed. Finalise the disc 3 Select “Disc Setup,” and press
again to display the title menu. ENTER.

Unfinalising a disc
-RWVR -RWVideo

For DVD-RWs (Video mode)


DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been
6 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
finalised to prohibit additional recording or
Unfinalising may take several minutes.
editing can be unfinalised to allow further
recording or editing.

For DVD-RWs (VR mode)


If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW
(VR mode) that has been finalised with other
DVD equipment, unfinalise the disc.

46 47

1 Press GUIDE. z Hint

Guide to Digital Services This display consists of an information


box and an 8-channel programme list
You can display the channel list by pressing the
ENTER button while watching a programme. To Programme Information
(For Freeview users only) watch another channel, select a channel using </
covering a 30-minute period.
M/m/,, and press ENTER. The programme information display provides
EPG (Electronic Example of EPG Display: Available buttons in the programme list
a quick and easy way to:
• View descriptions of the programmes being
Programme Guide) Buttons Operations broadcast now and next on the current
channel.
PAGE +/– Display the previous/next
The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide • View descriptions of the programmes being

Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only)


eight channels.
showing the television programme schedule broadcast now and next on the other
INFO Display the detailed channels.
for a day or more at a time on your television information of the
(via the Digital Terrestrial Television tuner programme (page 49).
included in this recorder).
O RETURN Close the display.
The EPG provides a quick and easy way to:
• View a complete list of all available To search for programmes by date
A Indicates the currently selected
channels. 1 Press the green button while the
• View a channel list related to a chosen date channel number and station name
with the programme title and programme list is displayed.
or genre.
• Set a programme to be recorded (page 55). genre. 2 Select a date in the “Date” row.
B Indicates the currently selected 3 Select a time in the “Time” row. INFO
b Note </M/m/,,
Digital Services availability and content depend on programme and allows you to 4 Select “Jump,” and press ENTER. ENTER
the broadcaster. move around the list. The programme list for the specified date
Digital Services are not instantly available when the and time is displayed.
recorder is first turned on.
C Channel name
D Indicates if a timer recording is To search programmes by genre
associated with the programme 1 Press the yellow button while the
Viewing a list of available (page 55). programme list is displayed.
channels E Colour buttons Displaying the programme
2 Select a date in the “Date” row.
F Indicates that short programmes
information
3 Select a time in the “Time” row.
that are not displayed on the list are
scheduled.
4 Select the “Genre” row, and press 1 Select a channel.
ENTER.
G Truncated programme title in case The genre list is displayed. 2 Press INFO.
The Information display appears
the name is too long to be 5 Select a genre using </M/m/,, and showing a description of the current
displayed in the cell. press ENTER. programme on view.
Colour
buttons H Time slot 6 Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
GUIDE 7
I Indicates the current time and date. Select “Search,” and press ENTER.
INFO The programme list for the specified
</M/m/,, 2 Select a programme using </M/m/ genre is displayed.
EXIT/ ENTER ,, and press ENTER.
O RETURN
You can also select a programme using
PAGE – PAGE +
the red button.
If you press , after selecting the last
programme on the right, the schedule for
the next 30 minutes is displayed
(depending on availability from the
broadcaster).

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Available buttons in the Information 2 Once the text page is displayed (this
display Viewing a Digital Text may take some time), follow the on-
Buttons Operations screen instructions to obtain your
Service required selection.
M/m Toggle the display between
On some pages the TV programme may
description of the current/
next programme Many digital TV channels broadcast also be displayed on the text screen. On-
information via their text service. This digital screen instructions will inform you how
</, Display programme service includes high-quality digital text and to change the displayed programme.
information for other graphics along with advanced navigation If you are instructed to press “OK” or
channels

Guide to Digital Services (For Freeview users only)


options. Additionally, this recorder has “Select” when viewing the text pages,
ENTER View the selected channel access to dedicated text channels transmitted press ENTER.
INFO Display the detailed by the broadcasters.
programme information
b Note To exit the text service
The appearance, content and navigation methods of Follow the on-screen instructions, or press
all digital text services are decided by the
PROG +/–.
broadcaster.

Selecting digital text from


Number PROG +/– other channels
buttons
Digital text services may also be available on
other digital channels. This is sometimes
indicated by a small symbol on your TV
screen, superimposed on the programme you
are watching.
</M/m/,,
ENTER 1 Select a channel.
EXIT/
O RETURN 2 Press (text) or the button indicated
on screen by the broadcaster.
The text information appears.
3 Access required information using
</M/m/,, the colour buttons and/
Selecting digital text from or the number buttons.
dedicated digital teletext If you are instructed to press “OK” or
“Select” when viewing the text pages,
channels press ENTER.
1 Select a dedicated channel that is
broadcasting digital text. To exit the text service
You can search for a dedicated digital Follow the on-screen instructions, or press
text channel using the “Electronic (text) or EXIT/O RETURN.
Programme Guide” (page 48).
The text page is displayed.

50 51

b Notes
Approx. recording time
Timer Recording (hours)
• The maximum continuous recording time to the
HDD is 12 hours for a single title. A title longer Timer Recording
(For Freeview users only)
Recording HDD DVD*1
than 12 hours is divided.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies
(Standard/EPG)
mode
RDR- RDR- RDR- RDR- with the recording time.
Before Recording HXD HXD HXD HXD – Recording a programme with poor reception, or HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
770 870 970 1070 a programme or video source of low picture -RVR -RVideo
Before you start recording… quality.
HQ (High 25 34 53 105 1 hr. – Recording on a disc that has already been You can set the timer for a total of 32
• Check that the disc has enough available quality) 1 min. edited. programmes, up to 30 days in advance.
space for the recording (page 40). For the HSP R 37 50 79 155 1 hr. – Recording only a still picture or just sound. There are three methods to set the timer: the
HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you 30 min. • Programmes are recorded in the following aspect standard method, EPG method and Series
can free up disc space by erasing titles ratio.
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)

SP 51 68 105 210 2 Recording method.


(page 92). – In the original aspect ratio, when recording to
(Standard the HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” is
• Standard: Set the date, time, and
• Adjust the recording picture quality if
mode) set to “Video Mode Off” in the “Recording” programme position of the programme
necessary (page 59).
LSP r 63 84 130 265 2 hr. setup (page 144))/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR manually.
b Notes 30 min. mode). • EPG: Set a programme to be recorded based
• To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment, – In 4:3 when recording to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs. on the information provided by the EPG
finalise the disc (page 45). ESP r 75 100 155 315 3 • When recording to DVD-R DLs (Video mode), (Electronic Programme Guide) (page 55).
• If digital teletext is operated while recording, its LP r 100 135 210 420 4 the title is divided when the layer switches. • Series Recording: Automatically sets the
contents will be recorded on the disc. recorder to record programmes in a series
• If the subtitles are displayed while recording, they EP r 150 200 315 635 6
(page 57).
will be recorded on the disc.
SLP r 200 270 425 850 8 Unrecordable pictures
SEP*2 255 340 530 1060 10
Recording mode (Long
Pictures with copy protection cannot be Setting the timer manually
recorded on this recorder.
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of
duration) (Standard)
video tapes, you can select the desired *1
The approximate recording time is for 12 cm Copy control Recordable discs
recording mode using the REC MODE DVD discs. signals
button. The approximate recording times for DVD+R Copy-Free
DL (Double Layer)/DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) HDD +RW -RWVR
Recording modes with higher quality provide
discs are as follows: -RWVideo +R -RVR
a more beautiful recording, but the large data
HQ: 1 hour 51 minutes
volume also results in a shorter recording HSP: 2 hours 41 minutes
-RVideo
time. SP: 3 hours 35 minutes Copy-Once
Conversely, a longer duration provides a HDD
LSP: 4 hours 29 minutes
longer recording time, but the lower data ESP: 5 hours 23 minutes -RWVR (CPRM*)
volume results in a coarser picture quality. LP: 7 hours 11 minutes -RVR (CPRM*)
EP: 10 hours 46 minutes TIMER
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the SLP: 14 hours 21 minutes Copy-Never None
</M/m/,,
recording modes. SEP: 17 hours 57 minutes ENTER
*2 When recording to DVD+RW or DVD+R, SLP * The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
To select further options for recording mode
is the longest recording time available. If you compatible equipment (page 10).
(manual recording mode), set “Manual Rec.
select SEP, the recording mode will
Mode” to “On (go to setup)” in the
automatically revert to SLP.
“Recording” setup (page 141). To record
pictures in higher quality than HQ mode on z Hint x REC
the HDD, set “Manual Rec. Mode” to “On To easily select a manual recording mode, press STOP
(go to setup),” and then select “HQ+.” For REC MODE repeatedly to display “MN,” and
details about manual recording mode, see select a manual recording mode using </,.
page 141.
For timer recording, you can also select
“AUTO” as recording mode, which
maximizes the recording quality for the space
available on the disc (if recording to DVD),
or to fit onto a blank disc (if recording to
HDD).
52 ,continued 53

1-12
1 Press TIMER. “Record to”: Sets the recording Rec. Mode Adjust
The “Timer List” display appears. destination. If there is not enough If there is not enough available disc space for Recording TV programmes
available DVD disc space for the the recording, the recorder automatically using the EPG
recording, the recorder automatically adjusts the recording mode to enable the
records the programme to the HDD entire programme to be recorded. Set “Rec. The EPG function is a feature that simplifies
even if you select “DVD” (Recovery Mode Adjust” to “On” in the “Recording” setting the timer. Just select the programme
Recording). setup (page 143). you want to record in the EPG display. The
“Recording Mode”: Sets the recording date, time, and channel of that programme are
mode (page 52). If the timer settings overlap set automatically.
“VPS/PDC”: Sets the VPS/PDC The confirmation screen appears.
function. See “About the VPS/PDC To store the setting, select “Yes.”
function (For analogue broadcasting To cancel the overlapped setting, select “No.”
2

Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)


Select the “New Input” row, and press only)” below.
ENTER. “Update”: Sets the recorder To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
automatically replacing the previous recording
timer recording with the new one. See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
“EPG Link” (page 58) Settings (Timer List)” on page 60. Red button
“Series Recording” (page 57) GUIDE
• To enter a title name, select “Set Title z Hints
Name” and press ENTER (page 42). • You can also display the Timer display by
</M/m/,,
• If you make a mistake, select the item selecting “Timer Recording” from the System ENTER
and change the setting. Menu.
• You can play the title as it is being recorded by
4 Select “OK,” and press ENTER. selecting the programme title on the Title List PAGE – PAGE +
The “Timer List” display (page 60) (page 88).
3 Select an item using </, and appears.
adjust using M/m. Then press ENTER. The timer recording indicator lights up b Notes x REC
The adjustable items are listed below. • If a message indicating that the HDD is full STOP
on the front panel display and the
“Pr/CH”: Sets the programme position appears on the screen, change the recording
recorder is ready to start recording. destination to “DVD,” or make available space
and the source. Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off for the recording (page 92).
“Date”: Sets the date (up to 30 days the recorder before the timer recording • Check that the clock is correctly set before setting
later). Select a recording pattern by starts. the timer recording. If not, the timer recording 1 Press GUIDE.
pressing M repeatedly to set the timer for cannot be made.
the same daily or weekly programmes. • To record a satellite programme, turn on the
“Start”: Sets the start time. To stop recording during timer recording satellite tuner and select the satellite programme
“Stop”: Sets the stop time. Press x REC STOP. you want to record. Leave the satellite tuner
“Extend”: Sets duration when a timer Note that it may take a few seconds for the turned on until the recorder finishes recording.
recording is in progress. If the recorder to stop recording. • Even if the timer is set for the same daily or
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot be
programme set to be recorded daily or On-screen instructions may appear after
made if it overlaps with a programme that has
weekly is extended, the manually pressing x REC STOP. In this case, follow priority. “Overlap” will appear next to the
extended time set here will be added to the on-screen instructions. overlapped setting in the Timer List. Check the
the subsequent timer recording times. priority order of the settings (page 60).
Note that when “VPS/PDC” is set to About the VPS/PDC function (For analogue
“On,” you cannot make the “Extend” broadcasting only)
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
made while recording a programme that has 2 Select a programme using </M/m/
setting. VPS/PDC signals are transmitted with TV priority. ,.
• If you want to make the detailed programmes in some broadcast systems. • The beginning of some recordings may not be To know more about the navigation
settings, select “Set Details” and press made when using the VPS/PDC function. options in the EPG application, see
These signals ensure that timer recordings are
• You cannot extend the recording duration time
ENTER. Select an item using M/m and made regardless of any broadcast delays, page 48.
when “VPS/PDC” is set to “On.”
set using </,. early starts, or broadcast interruptions. • The “Rec. Mode Adjust” function only works
To use the VPS/PDC function with a timer recording and the VPS/PDC function
Set “VPS/PDC” to “On” in step 3 above. set to off. It does not function with Quick Timer.
When you turn on this function, the recorder • The recording mode cannot be set to “AUTO”
when “VPS/PDC” is set to “On.”
starts scanning the channels before the timer
recording starts.

54 ,continued 55

3 Press the red button. To stop recording during timer recording Series Recording
The date, start and stop times, Press x REC STOP. Recording programmes using Automatically record programmes in a series.
programme position, recording mode, Note that it may take a few seconds for the Series Recording 1 Press GUIDE.
etc., settings appear. recorder to stop recording.
On-screen instructions may appear after Series Recording is a feature which uses
pressing x REC STOP. In this case, follow information from the Electronic Programme
the on-screen instructions. Guide.

If the timer settings overlap b Notes


See page 55. • This function cannot be used when the
broadcaster does not include series information
To extend the recording duration time with the programme data.
• Whether or not a programme is in a series is

Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)


while recording (only when “EPG Link” is determined by the broadcaster.
• If you want to change the setting, press set to “Off”)
</, to select the item and press M/m See page 54. 2 Select a programme using </M/m/,.
to change the setting (page 54). 3 Press the red button.
“EPG Link” (page 58) To confirm, change, or cancel timer The date, start and stop times,
“Series Recording” (page 57) recording (only when “EPG Link” is set to programme position, recording mode,
“Off”) etc., settings appear.
4 Select “OK,” and press ENTER. See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
• In case of a current TV/radio/data Settings (Timer List)” (page 60). Red button
broadcast timer setting, your recorder GUIDE
will immediately start recording. z Hint
TIMER
The “Rec. Mode Adjust” function also works with
this timer method (page 55). </M/m/,,
ENTER
EXIT/
b Note O RETURN
The EPG programme start and end time are
determined by the broadcaster.
z REC
4 Select “Set Details,” and press ENTER.
x REC
STOP 5 Set “Series Recording” to “On,” and
press O RETURN.
Your recorder will automatically begin 6 Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
recording when the programme starts. The selected programme is set for
To modify the timer setting, see page 60. recording and appears in the Timer List
Some examples of timer event icon (page 60). The other programmes in the
types are: series will be set for recording (appear in
(red): Indicates that the whole the Timer List) as each previous
programme is set to be recorded. recording is completed.
(grey): Indicates that the programme For example, if there are three
is set to be recorded using Series programmes in a series, the second
Recording (page 57). programme will be set for recording only
after the first recording is finished. The
third programme will be set for recording
To scroll the EPG display by page (Page only after the second recording is
mode) finished.
Press PAGE +/– while the EPG display is You can search for link programmes
turned on to display the previous/next eight using “Series Search” (page 58).
channels.

56 ,continued 57

1-13
EPG Link To create your own setting
Automatically update the date, start and stop Using the Quick Timer function Adjusting the recording picture 1 Select “Memory1,” “Memory2,” or
times settings when changing the Electronic
You can set the recorder to record in 30-
quality “Memory3” in step 3.
Programme Guide.
minute increments. You can adjust the picture quality of digitally 2 Select “Detailed Settings,” and press
Set “EPG Link” to “On” in step 5 of “Series broadcasts programmes by selecting a preset ENTER.
Recording” on page 57. Press z REC repeatedly to set the setting. You can also adjust the picture The display for adjusting detailed
duration. quality by changing detailed settings, and settings appears.
Recording Split Programmes Each press advances the time in 30-minute store up to three settings in the memory. 3 Select an item using M/m, and adjust
Movies and other programmes that are split increments. The maximum duration is six settings using </,.
into 2 or more parts are called Split hours. b Note For details about each setting, see the
Only progressive video signals for recording can be explanation of the display.
Programmes. If you set the timer for one part
adjusted.

Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)


of a Split Programme, the other parts are “Prog. Motion”: Adjusts the progressive
automatically recorded. For example, if the (normal recording) video signal when “Component Video
first half is set to be recorded, the last half Out” is set to “Progressive” (page 136).
will be recorded automatically. The time counter decreases minute by minute Select “Motion” for a picture, including
To search for link programmes to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the subjects that move dynamically.
power turns off). Select “Still” for a picture with little
1 Press TIMER. movement.
2 Select the timer setting, and press ,. To cancel the Quick Timer “Cinema”: Converts the progressive
Press z REC repeatedly until the counter SYSTEM video signal to match the type of DVD
3 When the following options appear in the
MENU software that you are watching when
appears in the front panel display. The
sub-menu, select an option, and press “Component Video Out” is set to
recorder returns to normal recording mode.
ENTER. </M/m/,,
To stop recording, press x REC STOP. “Progressive” (page 136).
“Alternate Search”: Searches for repeat ENTER
Select “Auto” to detect the software type
programmes. The repeat programmes are b Note DISPLAY
(Film-based or Video-based)
displayed in the EPG. If you turn off the recorder during recording, automatically and select the appropriate
“Series Search”: Searches for recording is stopped. conversion mode. Normally select this
programmes in a series. The programmes position.
in the series are displayed in the EPG. Select “Off” to fix the conversion mode
“Recommendation Search”: Searches for 1 Press SYSTEM MENU in stop mode. to the mode for Video-based software.
programmes recommended by The System Menu appears.
broadcaster as a link for current series. 4 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
The recommended programmes are 2 Select “Picture Adjustment,” and The setting is automatically stored as the
displayed in the EPG. press ENTER. setting you selected in step 1.

To set the programme for recording,


3 Select a preset setting, and press
ENTER. Creating chapters in a title
follow the instructions for “Recording
“Tuner”: TV broadcasts
TV programmes using the EPG”
“VCR”: Video cassettes The recorder can automatically divide a
(page 55) from step 2.
“DTV”: Digital broadcasts recording (a title) into chapters by inserting
b Notes “Memory1”/“Memory2”/“Memory3”: chapter marks. To select chapter mark
• Only the earliest part of the Split Programme is Your own settings. To create your own intervals or disable this function, see “Auto
displayed on the Timer List. settings, see “To create your own setting” Chapter (HDD/VR),” “Auto Chapter
• Any next Split Programme part that starts 3 or on page 59. (Video),” or “Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW)”
more hours later cannot be recorded To check the detailed settings for the in the “Recording” setup (page 143).
automatically. selected preset, press DISPLAY. When recording to the HDD, a DVD-R (VR
• This recorder is featured with an EPG timer auto
extend functionality that allows EPG timer 4 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit. mode) or a DVD-RW (VR mode), you can
edit chapter marks (page 95).
recordings to be made in case of an early start
(before the scheduled start time) or late finish
(after the scheduled end time).
• When “EPG Link” is set to “On,” you cannot
change the date, start and stop time settings.

58 59

2 Select the timer setting you want to z Hints


Checking/Changing/ check/change/cancel, and press ,. • For manual timer settings, you cannot modify the
Recording from
timer setting for the current recording, but you
The sub-menu appears.
Cancelling Timer 3 Select an option, and press ENTER.
can extend the duration of the recording time
while recording (page 56).
Connected Equipment
Settings (Timer List) “Modify”: For timer settings using the EPG, you can modify
the timer setting for the current recording while HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
Changes the timer setting.
recording, and extend the duration of the -RVR -RVideo
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R Select an item using </, and adjust recording (only when “EPG Link” is set to
-RVR -RVideo using M/m. Select “OK” and press “Off”). You can record from a connected VCR or
ENTER. • You can move to the first row/bottom row of the similar device. To connect a VCR or similar
You can check, change, or cancel the timer Timer List using ./> while the list is device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar
settings using the Timer List. displayed. Device” on page 31. Use the DV IN jack on
Timer Recording (For Freeview users only)

the front panel if the equipment has a DV


b Note b Notes
• When “VPS/PDC” is set to “On” for one or more
output jack (i.LINK jack).
You cannot change the timer settings with “EPG
Link” set to “On.” timer recordings, the start times may change in
the event of a broadcast delay or early start.
• Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be HDD DVD
made while recording a programme that has
priority.
• Even if the timer is set for the same daily or INPUT
“Erase”:
weekly programme, the timer recording cannot be
Erases the timer setting. made if it overlaps with a programme that has
Select “Yes” and press ENTER. priority. “Overlap” will appear next to the
“Skip Once”: overlapped setting in the Timer List. Check the
Cancels the daily or weekly recordings priority order of the settings.
TIMER only once. After cancelling the timer
</M/m/,, setting, “Skip Once” appears next to the
ENTER timer setting in the Timer List.
“Alternate Search” (page 58)
. > “Series Search” (page 58)
“Recommendation Search” (page 58)
To change or cancel the setting, repeat z REC REC MODE
x REC
steps 2 and 3 above. STOP
1 Press TIMER.
The “Timer List” display appears.
When the timer settings overlap
• The programme that starts first has priority 1 Press HDD or DVD.
and the entire programme is recorded. If you select DVD, insert a recordable
• After finishing the previous recording, the DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on
other recording starts with several tens-of- page 36).
second’s delay (when the end-time of one
recording and the start-time of another are
2 Press INPUT to select an input source
the same).
according to the connection you
• When the recordings start at the same time, made.
only one of them will be recorded. Cancel The front panel display changes as
Timer information displays the recording the timer setting for the programme that you follows:
date, time, recording mode, etc. are not going to record. programme position

When all of the timer settings do not fit


on the list, the scroll bar appears.
To view the hidden timer settings, press
M/m.

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1-14
3 Select the desired audio signal when
recording a bilingual programme to Learning the common elements
GUIDE Plus+ (For analogue
the HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video broadcasting only)
mode). Press GUIDE.
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home Screen”
Set “External Audio” to “Bilingual” and
“Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” or “B/R” Introduction to the appears.
in the “Audio In” setup (page 138). GUIDE Plus+ System
4 Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
the recording mode. The GUIDE Plus+® system is a free
For details about the recording mode, see interactive programme guide. It displays up
page 52. to seven days of programme listings,
including programme titles, promotions, and
5 Insert the source tape into the broadcast information. GUIDE Plus+ data for
connected equipment and set to the television programme listings are carried
playback pause.

GUIDE Plus+ (For analogue broadcasting only)


by your local broadcast host channel and are
6 Press z REC. received through your aerial, set top box
receiver, or direct cable connection from the
This recorder starts recording.
wall.
7 Press the pause (or play) button on the Visit www.europe.guideplus.com for a list of A Video Window: This shows the
connected equipment to cancel the all European host channels. programme you were watching when
playback pause status. you pressed GUIDE.
The connected equipment starts playback These are just a few of the ways to use the B Action Bar: When the same colour
and the playback image is recorded by GUIDE Plus+ system.
button on the remote is pressed, the
this recorder. – Search for programmes by listing them
Action Bar functions. The Action Bar
To stop recording, press x REC STOP according to category (such as Movies or
Sport) or by using the Keyword Search function differs according to the
on this recorder.
function (page 66). screen.
– Once you have found the programme you C Information Box: Shows information
If you connect a digital video camera with are looking for, use the GUIDE Plus+ about the selected programme when
a DV IN jack system to set the timer for recording
the “Home Screen” is displayed.
See “DV Camcorder Dubbing” on page 104 (page 73).
Contents will differ according to the
for an explanation of how to record from the – You can set the system to display your
favourite programmes according to displayed screen.
DV IN jack.
conditions that you set, such as category D Menu Bar: Press the blue button
z Hint and keyword (page 67). (“Home”), and press M to move the
You can adjust the settings for the recording picture For more information, see “Watching TV cursor to the Menu Bar. Then select
before recording. See “Adjusting the recording Using the GUIDE Plus+ System” (page 65).
one of the following features using </
picture quality” on page 59.
,, and press ENTER.
b Notes “Grid”: Shows the programmes for the
• When recording a video game image, the screen current time slot and next 7 days.
may not be clear. “Search”: Allows you to search for
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
guard signal cannot be recorded. titles by category or by keyword
• When “Bilingual Recording” is set to “A/L” or (page 66). The displayed category
“B/R” in step 3, you cannot select the sound when depends upon the programme data
playing in the following cases. received by this recorder. Movies,
– When recording in PCM mode.
Sport, and Children are examples of
– When recording to the HDD (“HDD Recording
Format” is set to “Video Mode On” in the possible categories.
“Recording” setup (page 144))/DVD+RW/ “My TV”: Sets the profile for your
DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode). favourite programmes (page 67).
• You cannot select “L1” in step 2 if “LINE 1 In” is “Schedule”: Displays the list of timer
set to “Decoder” in the “Video In/Out” setup
(page 137).
settings (page 77).

62 ,continued 63

“Info”: Shows information when • Check the following if the programme To select a programme position quickly
available. guide data has not been received after
waiting for a day:
Watching TV Using the using the TV broadcast station logo
“Editor”: Allows you to edit the 1
channel lineup and channel display – “Easy Setup” (page 26) is completed. GUIDE Plus+ System Press GUIDE.
The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home
– The host channel is not disabled (see
(page 69). Screen” appears.
“Disabling programme positions” on
“Setup”: Allows you to change the
page 70). 2 Press the yellow button (“Channels”).
language, country/region, postal code, – The timer is not set.
input source, or host channel. If the programme guide data still cannot be
E “Home” position: When you press the received after checking the above, search
blue button (“Home”), the cursor for the host channel at the following
website and set the host channel manually
returns to the last programme position
(page 69): Colour
on the “Grid.” buttons
www.europe.guideplus.com
F Tiles: Shows the programme titles and • If the host channel has changed or moved, GUIDE

GUIDE Plus+ (For analogue broadcasting only)


category; green (sports), purple the programme guide data cannot be
(movies), blue (children’s), teal received. In this case, follow the steps in </M/m/,,
“Searching for the GUIDE Plus+ host ENTER
(others).
channel” (page 68) to update the host 3 Select the TV broadcast station logo
G Broadcast station Logo: Shows the channel setting. PAGE – PAGE +
using </M/m/,, and press ENTER.
broadcast station logo. • If the set top box receiver is connected to DAY – DAY +
The display returns to “Grid” and the
the recorder using a SCART cord only, do
H Time Slot: Indicates the currently programme currently being broadcast by
the following:
selected time slot. Use </, to select
– Turn on your set top box receiver. 1 Press GUIDE. the selected TV station is selected.
a different time slot. – Connect the set top box controller. The GUIDE Plus+ system “Home 4 Select a programme using </,, and
– Follow the steps in “Changing the GUIDE Screen” appears. press ENTER.
Plus+ host channel manually” (page 69)
z Hint To return to the “Home” position
to set the host channel manually. Be sure
You can also move the cursor to the Menu Bar by Press the blue button (“Home”).
pressing MENU. to set your set top box receiver (tuner) as
the source. The cursor returns to the home position on the
“Grid.”
b Notes
Troubleshooting guide • Your set top box receiver’s programme position To set a programme for timer recording
may suddenly change even if the recorder is See “One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+
If you are having trouble displaying the turned off. This is because the set top box (in the UK only))” (page 73).
television programme list, please check the controller has changed the programme position to
following: receive the GUIDE Plus+ data. To close the GUIDE Plus+ system
• The clock must be set correctly. If the clock • When you reset the recorder (page 158) the
is not set, set it manually (page 129). following GUIDE Plus+ system settings are reset: 2 Select a programme using </M/m/
Press GUIDE.
• This recorder downloads the GUIDE Plus+ – Country/region setting in “Easy Setup” ,, and press ENTER. z Hints
data several times a day when the recorder – “Country” of “Setup” - “Basic Setup” in the The GUIDE Plus+ system disappears and • Press the PAGE +/– buttons to change the
is turned off (standby mode). Turn off the Menu Bar
the programme position changes to the programme list by page.
– “Postal Code” of “Setup” - “Basic Setup” in the
recorder when you are not using it (for selected programme. • Press the DAY +/– buttons to change the
Menu Bar
example, at night). After initial setup programme list by day.
Note that the GUIDE Plus+ system is also reset
(page 26), it may take up to 24 hours for when you make changes to the host channel
your recorder to start receiving programme settings.
listings. It may take up to one day to receive • The GUIDE Plus+ system cannot be used when
all seven days of TV programme listings. “Input Line System” is set to “NTSC” in the
“Basic” setup (page 130).

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1-15
To unlock the Video Window 4 Select a programme using M/m, and
The Video Window is locked so that it does
not change programme positions when you
Searching for a press ENTER. Listing Up Your Favourite
move the cursor across other titles. Programme Using the Programme Information
From “Grid,” select the logo of the To enter a new keyword
programme position that is locked, and press GUIDE Plus+ System (My TV)
the red button (“Unlock”). “ ” changes to
1 Select “Search” in the Menu Bar, and
press ENTER.
“ ” and the Video Window is unlocked. To You can set a profile and list up only your
lock the Video Window, select the logo of the 2 Select “My Choice” using </,. favourite programme information.
programme position you want to lock and 3 Press the yellow button (“Add”).
press the red button (“Lock”). The display for entering characters
appears.
b Notes
• The Video Window is locked during recording
and the lock indicator appears in the Video
Colour
Window. You cannot unlock the Video Window

GUIDE Plus+ (For analogue broadcasting only)


buttons
while recording. Colour
• If you are watching programmes through a set top buttons
box receiver, the Video Window may not change
</M/m/,,
as fast as you move the cursor. In this case, lock ENTER
the Video Window (page 66). </M/m/,,
ENTER

4 Select a character on the keyboard using


1 Select “Search” in the Menu Bar, and </M/m/,, and press ENTER.
press ENTER. To switch between upper-case, lower-
case, or characters with accents, press the
yellow button (“Keyboard”) repeatedly.
Setting a profile
To cancel entering a new keyword, press
the red button (“Back”). 1 Select “My TV” in the Menu Bar, and
press the yellow button (“Profile”).
5 Repeat step 4 to enter the keyword.
6 Press the green button (“Save”).
The entered keyword is registered.
To delete the keyword, select the
keyword you want to delete, and press
the red button (“Delete”).
2 Select a category using </,.
To change the keyword, select the
keyword you want to change, and press
To search for a programme by keyword,
the green button (“Edit”).
select “My Choice.” You can search for
all programmes that contain the keyword To set a programme for timer recording
in the programme’s title and in the
See “One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+
programme’s Information Box. If no
(in the UK only))” (page 73).
keywords are displayed, enter the
keyword. See “To enter a new keyword” z Hint
below. When two or more keywords are set for “My
3 Select a sub-category using M/m, and Choice,” you can select “All” for sub-category.

press ENTER.
Programmes that meet the conditions are
listed.
The sub-categories differ according to
country/region.

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2 Select “Channels,” “Categories,” or 5 Wait for one day until the programme 9 Select “Confirm” using </,, and
“Keywords,” and press the yellow Making Changes to the guide data can be received. press ENTER.
button (“Add”). If the programme guide data has not been The display returns to the GUIDE Plus+
“Channels”: Select the programme GUIDE Plus+ System received after waiting for a day, search setup menu.
position using </M/m/,, and press
ENTER. To add more programme
for the host channel at the following
website and set the host channel
10 Wait one day until the programme
manually (“Changing the GUIDE Plus+ guide data can be received.
positions, press the yellow button
(“Add”). You can register up to 16 [/1 host channel manually” (page 69)).
programme positions. www.europe.guideplus.com
To cancel the registration, select a Number To cancel the settings
buttons Press the red button (“Back”).
programme position, and press the red
button (“Delete”). Changing the GUIDE Plus+ host
To return to the “Home” position
“Categories”: Select the category using Colour channel manually Press the blue button (“Home”).
</M/m/,, and press ENTER. To add buttons
more categories, press the yellow button The cursor returns to the home position on the
If the set top box receiver is connected to the
GUIDE Plus+ (For analogue broadcasting only)

(“Add”). You can register up to 4 “Grid.”


recorder using a SCART cord only and you
categories. </M/m/,,
want to receive the programme guide data
To cancel the registration, select a
ENTER To check the GUIDE Plus+ system
from your set top box receiver, search for the
category, and press the red button host channel on the following website and set
information
(“Delete”). it for your area, following the steps below: 1 Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar, and
“Keywords”: Enter a keyword. See “To www.europe.guideplus.com press ENTER.
enter a new keyword” on page 67. To add
2 Select “GUIDE Plus+ system
more keywords, press the yellow button 1 Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar. Information” using M/m, and press
(“Add”). You can register up to 16 Searching for the GUIDE Plus+ The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears. ENTER.
keywords.
To cancel the registration, select a host channel 2 Select “Host Channel Setup” using M/
keyword, and press the red button m, and press ENTER.
The default host channel setting is set to Checking programme positions
(“Delete”).
“Automatic,” so you should not have to 3 Press the yellow button (“Change”)
3 Press ENTER. change the host channel setting. However, if twice. Check whether programme position numbers
the host channel has changed or moved, “Manual” appears. are the same as the programme position
update the host channel setting. numbers set in the “Analog Tuner” setup.
To change the profile settings If the set top box receiver is connected to the If you want to make adjustments to the
Repeat from step 1 above. recorder using a SCART cord only (page 17), channel settings or change the channel name,
see “Changing the GUIDE Plus+ host see “Aerial Reception Settings (Analog
channel manually” on page 69. Tuner)” (page 133).
Selecting and watching a
programme from My TV 1 Select “Setup” in the Menu Bar. 1 Select “Editor” in the Menu Bar.
The GUIDE Plus+ setup menu appears.
1 Select “My TV” in the Menu Bar, and 2 Select “Host Channel Setup” using M/
press ENTER. m, and press ENTER.
The programmes that match the profile
conditions are displayed. 3 Press the yellow button (“Reset”). 4 Select “Source” using ,.
2 Select a programme using </M/m/ 4 Press [/1 to turn off the recorder. 5 Press the yellow button (“Source”)
,, and press ENTER. repeatedly to select the input source.
6 Select “Prog. No.” using ,.
To set a programme for timer recording 7 Enter the programme position number
See “One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+ using the number buttons. 2 Press ENTER.
(in the UK only))” (page 73).
8 Press the green button (“Save”). 3 Press , to move the cursor to the
The display asks for confirmation. right column.

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1-16
4 Select the programme position you Approx. recording time
want to check using M/m. Timer Recording (For analogue (hours)
To change the input source, press the red broadcasting only) Recording HDD DVD*1
button (“Source”).
mode
To change the programme position, press RDR- RDR- RDR- RDR-
the green button (“Prog. No.”), then enter Before Recording HXD HXD HXD HXD
770 870 970 1070
a programme position number using the
number buttons, and press ENTER. Before you start recording… HQ (High 25 34 53 105 1 hr.
• Check that the disc has enough available quality) 1 min.
space for the recording (page 40). For the HSP R 37 50 79 155 1 hr.
b Note
To receive from the recorder a programme position
HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you 30 min.
that can be received by either the set top box can free up disc space by erasing titles SP 51 68 105 210 2
receiver or the recorder, change the input source in (page 92). (Standard
step 4. • Adjust the recording picture quality if mode)
necessary (page 76).
LSP r 63 84 130 265 2 hr.
b Note 30 min.
Disabling programme positions
To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment, ESP r 75 100 155 315 3

Timer Recording (For analogue broadcasting only)


If any programme positions are unused or finalise the disc (page 45).
LP r 100 135 210 420 4
contain unwanted channels, you can hide
them. EP r 150 200 315 635 6
Recording mode SLP r 200 270 425 850 8
1 Select “Editor” in the Menu Bar, and
Like the standard ×3 recording modes of SEP*2 255 340 530 1060 10
press ENTER. video tapes, you can select the desired (Long
2 In the left column, select the recording mode using the REC MODE duration)
programme position you want to hide button. *1
The approximate recording time is for 12 cm
or display using M/m. Recording modes with higher quality provide DVD discs.
a more beautiful recording, but the large data The approximate recording times for DVD+R
3 Press the red button (“On/Off”). volume also results in a shorter recording DL (Double Layer)/DVD-R DL (Dual Layer)
The disabled positions will turn grey. time. discs are as follows:
To show the disabled positions, press the Conversely, a longer duration provides a HQ: 1 hour 51 minutes
red button (“On/Off”) again. longer recording time, but the lower data HSP: 2 hours 41 minutes
SP: 3 hours 35 minutes
volume results in a coarser picture quality.
LSP: 4 hours 29 minutes
ESP: 5 hours 23 minutes
b Notes Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the LP: 7 hours 11 minutes
• You cannot record a programme position if it is recording modes. EP: 10 hours 46 minutes
not set in “Aerial Reception Settings (Analog
To select further options for recording mode SLP: 14 hours 21 minutes
Tuner)” (page 133) even if it is set to “On” in the
(manual recording mode), set “Manual Rec. SEP: 17 hours 57 minutes
“Editor” in the Menu Bar. *2
Mode” to “On (go to setup)” in the When recording to DVD+RW or DVD+R, SLP
• If you are using your set top box receiver to
is the longest recording time available. If you
receive programmes (when the set top box “Recording” setup (page 141). To record
select SEP, the recording mode will
receiver is connected to the recorder using a pictures in higher quality than HQ mode on
automatically revert to SLP.
SCART cord only, page 17) and are able to the HDD, set “Manual Rec. Mode” to “On
receive the same programme with both the set top (go to setup),” and then select “HQ+.” For z Hint
box receiver and the recorder, change the details about manual recording mode, see To easily select a manual recording mode, press
“Source” to receive the programme with the page 141. REC MODE repeatedly to display “MN,” and
recorder’s tuner.
For timer recording, you can also select select a manual recording mode using </,.
“AUTO” as recording mode, which
maximizes the recording quality for the space
available on the disc (if recording to DVD),
or to fit onto a blank disc (if recording to
HDD).

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b Notes ZWEITON (German stereo) system 1 Press GUIDE.


• The maximum continuous recording time to the
HDD is 12 hours for a single title. A title longer
When a stereo-based programme is received,
“Stereo” appears.
Timer Recording (GUIDE
than 12 hours is divided.
• Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies
When a bilingual ZWEITON-based Plus+/Manual)
with the recording time. programme is received, “L,” “R,” or “L+R”
– Recording a programme with poor reception, or appears. HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
a programme or video source of low picture -RVR -RVideo
quality. NICAM system
– Recording on a disc that has already been To record a NICAM programme, be sure to There are two methods to set the timer within
edited. set “NICAM Select” to “NICAM” (default) the GUIDE Plus+ system: One Button
– Recording only a still picture or just sound. in the “Audio In” setup. If the sound is not Recording and setting the timer manually.
• Programmes are recorded in the following aspect clear when listening to NICAM broadcasts, You can set the timer for a total of 32
ratio.
– In the original aspect ratio, when recording to
set “NICAM Select” to “Standard”
(page 137).
programmes (8 programmes when using the
VPS/PDC function), up to 30 days in
2 Select a programme using </M/m/
the HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” is
advance.
,.
set to “Video Mode Off” in the “Recording” To search for a programme by category
setup (page 144))/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR z Hint
mode). You can select the audio (main or sub) while b Notes or by keyword, select “Search” in the
– In 4:3 when recording to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs. recording bilingual programmes using the AUDIO • When the recorder is connected to a set top box Menu Bar. See “Searching for a
Timer Recording (For analogue broadcasting only)

• When recording to DVD-R DLs (Video mode), button. This does not affect the recorded sound. receiver and you want to record using the GUIDE Programme Using the GUIDE Plus+
the title is divided when the layer switches. Plus+ system, turn on the set top box receiver and System” on page 66 for more
connect the set top box controller. information about searching for a
Unrecordable pictures • Do not operate your set top box receiver just programme.
before or during a timer recording. This may
Recording stereo and bilingual prevent the accurate recording of a programme.
You can select a programme from “My
Pictures with copy protection cannot be TV” (page 67).
programmes recorded on this recorder.
3 Press the red button (“Record”) or
The recorder automatically receives and Copy control Recordable discs One Button Recording (GUIDE z REC.
records stereo and bilingual programmes signals Plus+ (in the UK only)) The set programme and Time Slot
based on the ZWEITON system or the Copy-Free change colour and the recorder is ready
HDD +RW -RWVR
NICAM system. You can use the GUIDE Plus+ system to set to start recording. When recording from a
The HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” -RWVideo +R -RVR the timer to record a programme up to seven set top box receiver, be sure to turn it on.
is set to “Video Mode Off” in the -RVideo days in advance. Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off
“Recording” setup (page 144)) and a DVD- the recorder before the timer recording
Copy-Once HDD
RW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode) can starts.
record both main and sub sounds. You can -RWVR (CPRM*) • To record on a DVD
switch between main and sub when playing -RVR See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling
(CPRM*)
the disc. Timer Settings” on page 77.
The HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” Copy-Never None • To make more detailed timer settings
is set to “Video Mode On” in the “Recording” Colour See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling
* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
setup (page 144)) and a DVD+RW, DVD+R, buttons Timer Settings” on page 77.
compatible equipment (page 10).
DVD-RW (Video mode), or DVD-R (Video GUIDE
mode) can record only one sound track (main
or sub) at a time. Select the sound track in the To confirm, change, or cancel a timer
</M/m/,
“Audio In” setup before recording starts. Set recording
“Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” (default) or See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
“B/R” in the “Audio In” setup (page 138). Settings” on page 77.
About HDD Recording format, see page 144.
To stop recording during timer recording
z REC Press x REC STOP.
x REC
STOP
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
recorder to stop recording.
On-screen instructions may appear after
pressing x REC STOP. In this case, follow
the on-screen instructions.

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Rec. Mode Adjust 7 Select the input source using M/m,
If there is not enough available disc space for Setting the timer manually and select the programme position Using the Quick Timer function
the recording, the recorder automatically using the number buttons or M/m.
adjusts the recording mode to enable the You can set the recorder to record in 30-
You can also select the programme
entire programme to be recorded. Set “Rec. minute increments.
position using the yellow button
Mode Adjust” to “On” in the “Recording” (“Channels”).
setup (page 143). Press z REC repeatedly to set the
Number
buttons
8 Press the green button (“Next”). duration.
If the timer settings overlap The display for entering characters Each press advances the time in 30-minute
If one or more timer settings overlap, a appears. increments. The maximum duration is six
message appears. To change the timer Colour To change the title name, select a hours.
settings, see “Checking/Changing/
buttons character on the keyboard using </M/
GUIDE
Cancelling Timer Settings” on page 77. m/,, and press ENTER.
To switch between upper-case, lower-
z Hint </M/m/,, case, or characters with accents, press the (normal recording)
ENTER
If you are recording to the HDD, you can play the yellow button (“Keyboard”).
title as it is being recorded by selecting the The time counter decreases minute by minute
programme title on the Title List (page 88). 9 Press the green button (“Save”). to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the
The date, start and stop times, power turns off).

Timer Recording (For analogue broadcasting only)


b Notes programme position, etc. settings appear.
• If a message indicating that the HDD is full z REC The recorder is ready to start recording. To cancel the Quick Timer
appears on the screen, change the recording x REC Press z REC repeatedly until the counter
destination to “DVD,” or make available space STOP
appears in the front panel display. The
for the recording (page 92).
To confirm, change, or cancel a timer recorder returns to normal recording mode.
• If there is not enough available DVD disc space
recording To stop recording, press x REC STOP.
for the recording, the recorder automatically
records the programme to the HDD even if you
1 Press GUIDE. See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
b Note
select “DVD” (Recovery Recording).
• The last recording mode you selected manually
2 Select “Schedule” in the Menu bar. Settings” on page 77.
If you turn off the recorder during recording,
The SCHEDULE list appears. recording is stopped.
becomes the default recording mode for timer To stop recording during timer recording
recordings made from the GUIDE Plus+ system.
• You cannot adjust the recording quality (HDD or
3 Press the green button (“Manual”). Press x REC STOP.
Note that it may take a few seconds for the
DVD) once the recording starts.
• The beginning of some recordings may not be
recorder to stop recording.
made when using the VPS/PDC function. On-screen instructions may appear after
• You cannot extend the recording duration time pressing x REC STOP. In this case, follow
when “VPS/PDC” is selected (page 78). the on-screen instructions.
• The “Rec. Mode Adjust” function only works
with a timer recording to DVD, and the VPS/PDC Rec. Mode Adjust
function set to off. If there is not enough available disc space for
• The recording mode cannot be set to “AUTO” the recording, the recorder automatically
when “VPS/PDC” is set to “On.”
adjusts the recording mode to enable the
entire programme to be recorded. Set “Rec.
4 Set the date using the number buttons Mode Adjust” to “On” in the “Recording”
setup (page 143).
and </M/m/,. Then press the
green button (“Next”).
5 Set the start time using the number
buttons and </M/m/,. Then press
the green button (“Next”).
6 Set the stop time using the number
buttons and </M/m/,. Then press
the green button (“Next”).

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To create your own setting “Black Level”: Selects the black level
Adjusting the recording picture 1 Select “Memory1,” “Memory2,” or
(setup level) for the NTSC video signals. Checking/Changing/
quality Select “ON” to raise the standard black
“Memory3” in step 3.
level. Select this when the picture Cancelling Timer
You can adjust the picture quality by 2 Select “Detailed Settings,” and press appears too dark.
selecting a preset setting. You can also adjust ENTER. Select “OFF” to set the black level of the Settings
the picture quality by changing detailed The display for adjusting detailed input signals to the standard level.
settings appears. Normally, select this position. HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
settings, and store up to three settings in the
memory. 3 Select an item using M/m, and adjust “Hue”: Adjusts the colour balance. -RVR -RVideo

settings using </,. “Chroma Level”: Makes the colours


deeper or lighter. You can change or cancel timer settings using
For details about each setting, see the
the SCHEDULE list.
explanation of the display. 4 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
“Prog. Motion”: Adjusts the progressive The setting is automatically stored as the
video signal when “Component Video setting you selected in step 1.
Out” is set to “Progressive” (page 136).
Select “Motion” for a picture, including Number
buttons
SYSTEM
subjects that move dynamically. Creating chapters in a title
Select “Still” for a picture with little
Timer Recording (For analogue broadcasting only)

MENU
movement. The recorder can automatically divide a Colour
recording (a title) into chapters by inserting buttons
</M/m/,, “Cinema”: Converts the progressive
GUIDE
ENTER video signal to match the type of DVD chapter marks. To select chapter mark
DISPLAY software that you are watching when intervals or disable this function, see “Auto
“Component Video Out” is set to Chapter (HDD/VR),” “Auto Chapter </M/m/,
“Progressive” (page 136). (Video),” or “Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW)”
Select “Auto” to detect the software type in the “Recording” setup (page 143).
(Film-based or Video-based) When recording to the HDD, a DVD-R (VR
1 Press SYSTEM MENU in stop mode. automatically and select the appropriate mode) or a DVD-RW (VR mode), you can
The System Menu appears. conversion mode. Normally select this edit chapter marks (page 95).
position.
2 Select “Picture Adjustment,” and Select “Off” to fix the conversion mode
press ENTER. to the mode for Video-based software. Changing timer settings
3 Select a preset setting, and press “3-D Y/C”: Adjusts the brightness/
colour separation for the video signals. 1 Press GUIDE.
ENTER.
“Tuner”: TV broadcasts
Select “Motion” for a picture, including
subjects that move dynamically.
2 Select “Schedule” in the Menu bar.
“VCR”: Video cassettes The SCHEDULE list appears.
Select “Still” for a picture with little
“DTV”: Digital broadcasts
movement.
“Memory1”/“Memory2”/“Memory3”:
“YNR” (luminance noise reduction):
Your own settings. To create your own
Reduces noise contained in the
settings, see “To create your own setting”
luminance element of the video signal.
on page 76.
“CNR” (chroma noise reduction):
To check the detailed settings for the
Reduces noise contained in the chroma
selected preset, press DISPLAY.
element of the video signal.
4 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit. “Detail”: Adjusts the sharpness of
images outlines.
“White AGC”: Turn on for automatic
white level adjustment.
“White Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of white.
“Black Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of black.

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1-18
3 Select the timer setting you want to b Notes 3 Select the desired audio signal when
change using M/m, and press the • The new settings become effective when you exit
Recording from recording a bilingual programme to
the GUIDE Plus+ system.
green button (“Edit”). the HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video
• When you set the recording destination to
“HDDr,” the previous timer recording will be
Connected Equipment mode).
replaced with the new one even if you have not Set “External Audio” to “Bilingual” and
watched it. HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R “Bilingual Recording” to “A/L” or “B/R”
-RVR -RVideo in the “Audio In” setup (page 138).
About the VPS/PDC function
VPS/PDC signals are transmitted with TV You can record from a connected VCR or 4 Press REC MODE repeatedly to select
programmes in some broadcast systems. similar device. To connect a VCR or similar the recording mode.
These signals ensure that timer recordings are device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar For details about the recording mode, see
made regardless of any broadcast delays, Device” on page 31. Use the DV IN jack on page 71.
the front panel if the equipment has a DV
early starts, or broadcast interruptions.
output jack (i.LINK jack). 5 Insert the source tape into the
To use the VPS/PDC function connected equipment and set to
4 In the left column, select an item Select “VPS / PDC” in step 7 above. playback pause.
using the red button (“Back”) or the When you turn on this function, the recorder
green button (“Next”), and adjust starts scanning the channels before the timer
HDD DVD
6 Press z REC.
This recorder starts recording.

Timer Recording (For analogue broadcasting only)


using the number buttons or </M/m/ recording starts.
,.
INPUT
7 Press the pause (or play) button on the
You can change the date, start time, stop connected equipment to cancel the
Cancelling timer settings
time, programme position, or input playback pause status.
source.
The cursor moves to the right column.
1 Press GUIDE. The connected equipment starts playback
and the playback image is recorded by
5 Press the corresponding colour button 2 Select “Schedule” in the Menu bar. this recorder.
The SCHEDULE list appears. To stop recording, press x REC STOP
repeatedly to change settings.
on this recorder.
• Yellow button (“Destination”): Sets the 3 Select the timer setting you want to
recording destination. If there is not cancel using M/m, and press the red
enough available DVD disc space for button (“Delete”). If you connect a digital video camera with
the recording, the recorder z REC REC MODE
x REC
a DV IN jack
automatically records the programme
STOP See “DV Camcorder Dubbing” on page 104
to the HDD even if you select “DVD” To close the SCHEDULE list for an explanation of how to record from the
(Recovery Recording). When you set a Press GUIDE. DV IN jack.
daily or weekly timer, “HDDr” allows
you to replace the previous timer
recording with the new one
When the timer settings overlap 1 Press HDD or DVD. z Hint
• The programme that starts first has priority If you select DVD, insert a recordable You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
automatically (HDD only). and the entire programme is recorded. DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on before recording. See “Adjusting the recording
• Green button (“Frequency”): Selects • After finishing the previous recording, the page 36). picture quality” on page 76.
the recording pattern. other recording starts with several tens-of-
• Red button (“Quality”): Selects the second’s delay (when the end-time of one 2 Press INPUT to select an input source b Notes
recording mode (page 71). according to the connection you • When recording a video game image, the screen
recording and the start-time of another are may not be clear.
6 Press , to display “Timing.” the same). made.
The front panel display changes as
• Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
• When the recordings start at the same time, guard signal cannot be recorded.
7 Press the green button (“Timing”) only one of them will be recorded. Cancel follows: • When “Bilingual Recording” is set to “A/L” or
repeatedly to select the duration time the timer setting for the programme that you programme position “B/R” in step 3, you cannot select the sound when
or to set the VPS/PDC function. are not going to record. playing in the following cases.
See “About the VPS/PDC function” – When recording in PCM mode.
below. b Note – When recording to the HDD (“HDD Recording
When “VPS / PDC” is set for one or more timer Format” is set to “Video Mode On” in the
• If you want to record to a particular “Recording” setup (page 144))/DVD+RW/
recordings, the start times may change in the event
HDD genre, press the yellow button DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode).
of a broadcast delay or early start.
(“Genre”) repeatedly. • You cannot select “L1” in step 2 if “LINE 1 In” is
set to “Decoder” in the “Video In/Out” setup
(page 137).

78 79

3 Select a title using M/m, and press To display the registration code for this To lock the recorder (Child Lock)
ENTER. recorder You can lock all of the buttons on the
Playback Playback starts from the selected title. Select “Registration Code” of “DivX” in the recorder so that the settings are not cancelled
“Options” setup (page 150). by mistake.
Playing the Recorded To resume playback from the point where
When the recorder is turned off, hold down x
To use the DVD’s Menu on the recorder until “LOCKED” appears in
Programme/DVD When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalised you stopped (Resume Play) the front panel display. The recorder does not
DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), When you press H again after you stop work except for timer recordings while the
DVD+R, or DVD-R (Video mode), you can playback, the recorder resumes playback Child Lock is set.
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
-RVR -RVideo DVD VCD DATA DVD *
display the disc’s menu by pressing TOP from the point where you pressed x.
MENU or MENU. To unlock the recorder, hold down x on the
DATA CD *
To start from the beginning, press x again, recorder until “UNLOCKED” appears in the
* DivX video file only b Note and press H. Playback starts from the front panel display.
The H button is not available in the disc’s menu. beginning of the title/track/scene.
One-Touch Play (for SCART/HDMI
HDD DVD To play VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs with The point where you stopped playing is connections only)
PBC functions cleared when: Press H. With one touch of the H button,
Number
buttons PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play – you open the disc tray (except HDD). the recorder and your TV automatically turn
VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs – you play another title (except HDD). on and the TV’s input is switched to the
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
CLEAR interactively using the menu on your TV – you switch the Title List to Original or recorder. Playback starts automatically.
MENU
ANGLE screen. Playlist (DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode
Playback

SYSTEM When you start playing a VIDEO CD/Super only). z Hint


MENU TITLE LIST/ You can also use the H button in step 3 (page 80)
TOP MENU
VIDEO CD with PBC functions, the menu – you edit the title after stopping playback.
appears. to start playback.
</M/m/,, – you change the settings on the recorder.
ENTER Select an item using the number buttons, and – you make a recording (except HDD/DVD-
press ENTER. Then, follow the instructions b Note
/ DISPLAY RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode). When using the HDMI connection, there may be a
. > in the menu (press H when “Press – you disconnect the mains lead. delay, before the playback picture appears on the
SELECT” appears). TV screen, and the beginning portion of the
H/X/x b Notes playback picture may not be displayed.
b Note • You cannot resume playback during TV Pause.
Some playback options such as search, repeat play • Resume Play is not available for Super VIDEO
PLAY or programme play cannot be played with PBC CDs.
MODE function. To play with playback options, start
playback without PBC functions using the Title To play restricted DVDs (Parental Lock)
List.
1 Press HDD or DVD.
If you play a restricted DVD, the display for
entering your password appears on your TV
• If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1. To change the angles
screen.
Inserting a Disc” on page 36). If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene
Enter your four-digit password using the
• If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO are recorded on the disc, “ ” appears on
number buttons, and press ENTER.
CD, DATA DVD or DATA CD, press the screen. Press ANGLE during playback.
The recorder starts playback.
H. Playback starts. To switch the angle mark indicator to off, set
“Angle Indicator” to “Off” in the “Playback”
2 Press TITLE LIST. setup (page 145).
To register or change the password, see
For details about the Title List, see “3. “Limitation Settings (Parental Lock)” on
Playing the Recorded Programme (Title page 145.
To stop playback
List)” on page 38. Press x.
Example: HDD
To playback quickly with sound (Scan
Audio)
When you press M during playback, you
can play quickly with dialogue or sound
(except for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO
CDs).
No sound is output when you press M two
or more times to change search speed.
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1-19
Buttons Operations
Playback options
Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in
To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 80. (slow, freeze frame) pause mode.
Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode.
HDD +RW -RWVR
Buttons Operations To resume normal playback, press H.
-RWVideo +R -RVR
AUDIO Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed *1
-RVideo DVD VCD
repeatedly in normal playback mode.
HDD -RWVR -RVR *1*2 *1*2
DVD VCD DATA DVD * DVD DATA DVD * DATA CD * : Selects the language. DATA DVD DATA CD
*1
-RVR : Selects the main or sub sound. Playback direction only
DATA CD * HDD -RWVR *2
DivX video file only
* DivX video file only VCD : Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.
X (pause) Pauses playback.
SUBTITLE Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly. To resume normal playback, press H.
DVD DATA DVD * DATA CD *
b Notes
* DivX video file only • Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
/ (instant replay/ Each time you press , replays the scene for the following recorded on this recorder.
instant advance) duration. • JPEG image files made with a DVD camcorder
5 seconds t 15 seconds t 30 seconds t 1 minute t can only be played as a slideshow. For video files
2 minutes t 3 minutes t 5 minutes t 10 minutes t containing JPEG image files and movies, the
20 minutes t advances the time in 10-minute increments t recorder can play movie parts only.

Playback
2 hours
Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound
Each time you press , briefly fast forwards the current scene track
for the following duration. DTS audio signals are output only through the
30 seconds t 1 minute t 1 minute 30 seconds t 2 minutes t DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
3 minutes t 5 minutes t 10 minutes t 20 minutes t When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
advances the time in 10-minute increments t 2 hours “DTS Output” to “On” in the “Audio Out” setup
. (previous)/ Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/track (page 139).
> (next) when pressed during playback.
Goes to the beginning of the first title/track when pressed in stop
mode.
Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback.
(fast reverse/fast forward) Search speed changes as follows:
fast reverse fast forward
mFR1*1 T t MFF1*2
mFR2 T T t t MFF2
mFR3 T T T t t t MFF3*3
*3

mFR4*3 T T T T t t t t MFF4*3
When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse
continues at the selected speed until you release the button.
*1
When you press m once during playback, you can play Reverse
play (not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs/DivX video
files).
*2
When you press M once during playback, you can play quickly
with sound (not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs).
*3 Not available for VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs.

To resume normal playback, press H.

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To cancel Programme play


Playing a specific portion Playing repeatedly (Repeat) Creating your own programme Press CLEAR during playback. Or, set
repeatedly (A-B Repeat) You can play repeatedly all the titles/tracks/
(Programme) “Programme” to “Cancel Programme Play”
in the “Play Mode” menu.
files or a single title/chapter/track on the
1 Press PLAY MODE during playback. HDD or a disc.
HDD -RWVideo * -RVideo * VCD
To erase the programme
The “Play Mode” menu appears. * finalised disc only Press CLEAR in stop mode. Or, set
2 Select “A-B Repeat,” and press 1 Press PLAY MODE during playback. “Programme” to “Erase Programme List” in
The “Play Mode” menu appears. You can play the contents of the HDD or a the “Play Mode” menu.
ENTER.
disc in the order you want by arranging the
“Set point A” is selected. 2 Select “Repeat,” and press ENTER. order of the titles/chapters/albums/tracks on z Hints
• The program you made remains after Programme
3 Select an item to be repeated using M/ the HDD or disc to create your own
programme. You can make a programme of
play finishes. To play the same program again, set
m. “Programme” to “Start Programme Play” in the
up to 24 steps. “Play Mode” menu. However, the programme is
“Repeat Title” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
cleared after you remove the disc or press [/1.
DVDs*1/DATA CDs*1): repeats the
current title.
1 Press PLAY MODE during playback. • You can repeat Programme play. Set “Repeat” to
The “Play Mode” menu appears. “Repeat Programme” in the “Play Mode” menu
“Repeat Chapter” (for HDD/DVDs): (page 84).
repeats the current chapter. 2 Select “Programme,” and press • You can select “Programme” from “Play Mode”
“Repeat Track” (for VIDEO CDs*2): ENTER. in the System Menu.
3 While monitoring the sound, press repeats the current track.
3 Select “Input/Edit Programme,” and
ENTER at the starting point (point A) of “Repeat Programme”: repeats the current
Playback

programme (page 85). press ENTER. Adjusting the picture quality


the portion to be played repeatedly.
“Repeat Disc” (for VIDEO CDs*2/DVD- The “Input/Edit Programme” display
“Set point B” is selected. HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo+R
RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)): repeats all of differs depending upon the disc type.
4 Continue playing to locate the ending the tracks on a disc.
*1
Example: DVD -RVR -RVideo DVD VCD DATA DVD *
point (point B), and press ENTER. DivX video file only DATA CD *
*2 Available only when playing without PBC
A-B Repeat starts. * DivX video file only
functions

4 Press ENTER. You can adjust the picture quality from


To cancel A-B Repeat Repeat play starts. connected equipment, such as a TV or
Press CLEAR. Or, set “A-B Repeat” to “Off” projector by selecting a preset setting. You
in the “Play Mode” menu. can also adjust the picture quality by
To cancel Repeat play changing detailed settings, and store up to
z Hint Press CLEAR. Or, set “Repeat” to “Repeat three settings in the memory.
You can select “A-B Repeat” from “Play Mode” in
Off” in the “Play Mode” menu. 4 Select a title or album (example: Title
the System Menu.
001) using M/m, and press ENTER. 1 Press SYSTEM MENU during playback
z Hint or in pause mode.
b Note 5 Select a chapter or track (example:
You can select “Repeat” from “Play Mode” in the The System Menu appears.
When playing an HDD/DVD VIDEO/DVD-RW
System Menu. Chapter 01) using M/m, and press
(Video mode)/DVD-R (Video mode), set the start
and stop points within the same title. ENTER. 2 Select “Picture Adjustment,” and
b Note The chapter or track is programmed. press ENTER.
You cannot select “Repeat Programme” when no
programme remains.
If you make a mistake, select the step
number (example: 01.) using </M/m,
3 Select a preset setting using </,,
and press CLEAR. and press ENTER.
Dynamic: produces a bold dynamic
6 To programme other chapters or picture by increasing the picture contrast
tracks, press </M/m/, to select a and the colour intensity.
step number, and repeat steps 4 and Standard: displays a standard picture.
5. Professional: displays an original picture.
Memory1/Memory2/Memory3: Your
7 Press H. own settings. To create your own
Programme play starts. settings, see “To create your own setting”
below.

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1-20
To check the detailed settings for the “MNR” (mosquito noise reduction): 1 While viewing a TV broadcast, press
selected preset, press DISPLAY. Reduces the faint noise appearing around Pausing a TV Broadcast TV PAUSE.
4 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit.
the outlines of the images. The noise
reduction effects are automatically (TV Pause/Pause Live TV)
The picture pauses, and the recorder
starts recording the current TV channel
adjusted within each setting range to the HDD.
according to the video bit rate and other HDD It may take up to 10 seconds to start
To create your own setting factors. recording.
1 Select “Memory1,” “Memory2,” or “Sharpness”: Sharpens the outlines of the You can pause a current TV broadcast, and
“Memory3” in step 3. images. record it on the HDD, then continue watching 2 Press H to resume watching the
“Detail”: Adjusts the sharpness of the programme at a later time. This is useful programme.
2 Select “Detailed Settings,” and press
You can fast forward/fast reverse, pause,
images outlines. when you receive an unexpected phone call
ENTER.
“White Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity or visitor while watching TV. or stop the programme using m/M,
The display for adjusting detailed
of white. When connecting the recorder to your TV X and x without affecting the recording.
settings appears.
“Black Enhancer”: Adjusts the intensity
of black.
using the SCART jack, do the followings.
– set “SMARTLINK” to “This Recorder
3 Press x REC STOP to stop recording.
“Black Level”: Selects the black level Only” in the “Options” setup (page 150).
(setup level) for the video signals. – set “TV Pause” to “TV’s Tuner” in the b Notes
Select “ON” to raise the standard black “Options 2” setup (page 150). • The picture does not pause and the recorder starts
level. Select this when the picture – preset programme positions by only recording in the following cases.
appears too dark. downloading from your TV using – when the programme positions are preset
Select “OFF” to set the black level of the “Download from TV” of “Auto Channel differently between the recorder and the

Playback
input signals to the standard level. Setting” in the “Analog Tuner” setup connected TV.
Normally, select this position. (page 133). – when watching the programme from the
3 Select an item using M/m, and adjust
“Gamma Correction”: Adjusts how dark If you do not make the SCART connection, external equipment connected to your TV.
settings using </,. • The picture tuned by the recorder pauses when
areas look. set “TV Pause” to “Recorder’s Tuner” in the
For details about each setting, see the “TV Pause” is set to “Recorder’s Tuner” in the
“Hue”: Adjusts the colour balance. “Options 2” setup (page 150). “Options 2” setup (page 150).
explanation of the display.
“Chroma Level”: Makes the colours • You may not be able to use the “TV Pause”
“Prog. Motion”: Adjusts the progressive
deeper or lighter. function depending on some TVs. For details,
video signal when “Component Video
4 Press SYSTEM MENU to exit. refer to the operating instructions supplied with
Out” is set to “Progressive” (page 136).
your TV.
Select “Motion” for a picture, including The setting is automatically stored as the
• The “TV Pause” function will not work correctly
subjects that move dynamically. setting you selected in step 1. when watching TV via the connected component
Select “Still” for a picture with little such as a VCR or digital tuner. The “TV Pause”
movement. b Notes function works only with the channel selected on
“Cinema”: Converts the progressive • If the outlines of the images on your screen the TV.
become blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to • You cannot use the “TV Pause” function as a
video signal to match the type of DVD
“Off.” recording feature from the component (VCR,
software that you are watching when • Depending on the disc or the scene being played,
“Component Video Out” is set to etc.) connected to the LINE 1/DECODER jack.
the above BNR or MNR effects may be hard to • The “TV Pause” function will not work if the
“Progressive” (page 136). discern. Also, these functions may not work with connected TV does not comply with
Select “Auto1” to automatically detect some screen sizes. SMARTLINK. To check whether your TV
the software type (Film-based or Video- • The following settings are not available for the complies with SMARTLINK, refer to the
m M
based) and select the appropriate signals output from the HDMI jack. operating instructions supplied with your TV.
TV PAUSE H/X/x
conversion mode. Normally select this – “Sharpness”
position. – “White Enhancer” x REC
– “Black Enhancer” STOP
If the picture appears unnatural, select
– “Black Level”
“Auto2,” “On,” or “Off.” – “Gamma Correction”
“YNR” (luminance noise reduction): – “Hue”
Reduces noise contained in the – “Chroma Level”
luminance element of the video signal.
“BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
“block noise” or mosaic-like patterns in
the picture.

86 87

Example: Play a DVD while recording to


Playing from the Playing a Previous the HDD. Searching for a Time/
Beginning of the Recording While Making 1 While recording, press DVD and insert
Title/Chapter/Track, etc.
the DVD into the recorder.
Programme You Are Another (Simultaneous 2 Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD
+RW +R
HDD -RWVR -RWVideo
Recording (Chase Play) Rec and Play) Title List.
-RVR -RVideo DVD VCD DATA DVD *
3 Select the title you want to play, and
DATA CD *
HDD +RW +R
press ENTER.
HDD -RWVR -RWVideo
Playback starts from the selected title. * DivX video file only
-RVR -RVideo DVD VCD DATA DVD
“Chase Play” allows you to view the recorded You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene
part of a programme on the HDD while the DATA CD b Note or track. As titles and tracks are assigned
recording is being made. You do not need to You cannot play a DVD, DivX video or VIDEO individual numbers, select the title or track by
“Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to CD recorded in the NTSC colour system while
wait until the recording finishes. entering its number. You can also search for
view a previously recorded programme while recording on the HDD in the PAL/SECAM colour a scene using the time code.
recording programmes. Playback continues system.
even if a timer recording starts. Use this
function as follows:
• While recording to the HDD:
Number
Play another title on the HDD. buttons
Play a previously recorded programme on a
Playback

DVD by pressing the DVD button.


• While recording to a DVD:
Play a previously recorded programme on
the HDD by pressing the HDD button.
</M/m/,,
You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO
ENTER
CD, Super VIDEO CD, DATA DVD, or
DATA CD while recording on the HDD.
H

HDD DVD
Press H while recording.
Playback starts from the beginning of the
PLAY
programme you are recording. MODE
When you fast forward to the point that you
are recording, “Chase Play” returns to normal
playback.
1 Press PLAY MODE during playback.
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
TITLE LIST
2 Select “Search Mode,” and press
M/m, ENTER.
ENTER
3 Select a search method, and press
ENTER.
“Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
DVDs*1/DATA CDs*1/VIDEO CDs*2):
Searches for a starting point by entering
Example: Play another title on the HDD the time code.
while recording to the HDD. “Title Search” (for HDD/DVDs/DATA
1 While recording, press TITLE LIST to DVDs*1/DATA CDs*1)
display the HDD Title List. “Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
“Track Search” (for VIDEO CDs*3)
2 Select the title you want to play, and *1
DivX video file only
*2
press ENTER. Except Super VIDEO CDs
*3
Playback starts from the selected title. Available only when playing without PBC
functions

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The display for entering the number
appears.
Example: Chapter Search Erasing and Editing

Before Editing
This recorder offers various edit options for
various disc types.

b Notes
• You may lose the edited contents if you remove
the disc or a timer recording starts while editing.
4 Press the number buttons to select the • DVD discs created by DVD camcorders cannot
number of the title, chapter, time be edited on this recorder.
• If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
code, etc., you want.
control information is full, erase or edit
For example: Time Search unnecessary titles.
To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, • The remaining disc space displayed on the screen
and 20 seconds, enter “21020.” may differ from the actual remaining disc space.
If you make a mistake, select another • When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all
number. editing before finalising the disc. You cannot edit
a finalised disc.
5 Press ENTER.
The recorder starts playback from the HDD +RW -RWVR
selected number. -RVR

Erasing and Editing


-RWVideo
Edit features
+R Original Playlist
-RVideo title title
Title edit Erase (page 92) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Title Name (page 92) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Set Thumbnail (page 92) Yes Yes Yes Yes
A-B Erase (page 93) Yes No Yes Yes
Divide (page 94) Yes No No Yes
Set Genre (page 92) Yes No No No
Protect (page 92) Yes Yes Yes No
Move (page 97) No No No Yes
Combine (page 97) No No No Yes
Genre Name (page 92) Yes No No No
Editing multiple titles (Multi-Mode) Yes No No No
(page 93)
Creating a Playlist (page 96) No No No Yes
Undo (page 92) No Yes Yes Yes
Chapter Divide (page 95) Yes No Yes Yes
edit
Erase (page 96) Yes No Yes Yes
Move (page 97) No No No Yes
Combine (page 96) Yes No Yes Yes

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To open up disc space • “A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the 4 Select a title, and press ENTER.
To open up disc space on a DVD+RW or
DVD-RW (Video mode), erase the title with
Erasing and Editing a title (page 93).
• “Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
A check mark appears in the check box.
To clear the check mark, press ENTER
the largest number in the title list. Title (page 94). again.
• “Chapter Edit”: Edits chapters in a title
Largest title number
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R (page 95). 5 Repeat step 4 to select all of the titles
• “Set Genre”: Assigns a genre to a title. you want to edit.
-RVR -RVideo

This section explains the basic edit functions.


• “Protect”: Protects the title. “ ”
appears next to the protected title.
6 When you finish selecting titles, press
,.
Note that editing is irreversible. To edit • “Move”: Changes the title’s playing
The sub-menu appears.
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) without order (page 97).
changing the original recordings, create a • “Combine”: Combines two titles into 7 Select an option, and press ENTER.
Playlist title (page 96). one (page 97). “Erase”: Erases the selected titles.
“Genre Name”: Allows you to enter a “Protect”: Protects the titles. “ ”
genre name (up to 12 characters) appears next to the protected title.
To open up disc space on the HDD or a DVD-
(page 42). “Unprotected”: Unprotects the titles.
RW (VR mode), you can erase any title.
“Multi-Mode”: Allows you to select and “Change Genre”: Changes the genre of
See “Erasing and Editing a Title” on page 92.
edit multiple titles at one time (page 93). the titles.
For DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs, the available disc
“Create”: Creates a Playlist (page 96).
space does not increase even if you erase
“Undo”: Undoes the last edit you made.
titles. z Hint
You can exit “Multi-Mode” by pressing , and
To switch between the Playlist and TITLE LIST z Hint selecting “Single-Mode” while selecting titles.
Original Title List (DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR You can label or re-label DVDs (page 43).
</M/m/,,
Erasing and Editing

mode only) ENTER


EXIT/
You can display the Playlist titles in the Title O RETURN Erasing a section of a title
List (Playlist), or the Original titles in the . Editing multiple titles (Multi- (A-B Erase)
Title List (Original). m M Mode)
1 Press < while the Title List is HDD -RWVR -RVR
X
displayed. HDD You can select a section (scene) in a title and
2 Select “Original” using M/m, and press You can select and edit up to 24 titles at one erase it. Note that erasing scenes in a title
ENTER. time. cannot be undone.
3 Select “Original” or “Play List” using M/
m, and press ENTER. 1 Press TITLE LIST.
1 Press TITLE LIST. 1 After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
Title,” select “Edit,” and press
About editing accuracy
For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode, 2 Press ,.
ENTER.
switch the Title List (Original or The sub-menu appears.
When editing the titles recorded on the HDD,
you can select the type of editing.
Playlist), if necessary.
3 Select “Multi-Mode,” and press
2 Select “A-B Erase,” and press ENTER.
“Video Mode Compatible Editing”: 2 Select a title, and press ,. ENTER.
For the HDD, select a type of editing, and
press ENTER. For details, see page 92.
Recommended if you are going to dub the The sub-menu appears. The display for selecting titles to be The display for setting point A appears.
titles to DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode)
or DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs afterward by High-
3 Select an option, and press ENTER. edited appears. The title starts to play.
You can make the following edits to the
speed dubbing. The editing points and
title.
chapter marks may be slightly different from
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select
those you selected.
“Yes” when asked for confirmation.
“Frame Accurate Editing”:
“Edit”: Allows you to make the
Recommended when you want to edit titles
following edits.
precisely. However, the editing points may
• “Title Name”: Allows you to enter or
be slightly different from the point you
re-enter a title name (page 42).
selected when you dub the titles by High-
• “Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
speed dubbing.
thumbnail picture that appears in the
Title List (page 39).

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1-22
3 Select point A using m/M, and 5 Select an option, and press ENTER.
press X. Dividing a title (Divide) Erasing and Editing a You can make the following edits to the
• To return to the beginning of the title, chapter.
press X and then press .. HDD -RWVR * -RVR *
Chapter “Divide”: Divides a chapter into two
(page 95).
4 Select “From,” and press ENTER. If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do
not want to reduce the picture quality, divide HDD -RWVR -RVR “Erase/Move”
The position of point A is displayed, and • “Erase”: Erases the selected chapter
the title re-starts playing. the title into two shorter titles. Note that
You can edit individual chapters within a (page 96).
dividing a title cannot be undone.
5 Select point B using m/M, and * Only playlist titles can be divided for DVD-RWs/
title. To edit DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)
without changing the original recordings,
• “Move” (for Playlist titles on DVD-
press X. DVD-Rs in VR mode. RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode): Changes
create a Playlist (page 96). the chapter’s playing order (page 97).
6 Select “To,” and press ENTER. 1 After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a “Combine”: Combines two chapters into
The position of point B is displayed. Title,” select “Edit,” and press one (page 96).
7 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER. ENTER.
The scene is erased. 2 Select “Divide,” and press ENTER. Dividing a chapter (Divide)
For the HDD, select a type of editing, and
To cancel “A-B Erase”
press ENTER. For details, see page 92. 1 After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a
The display for setting the dividing point Chapter,” select “Divide.”
Press O RETURN. The Title List appears.
appears.
TITLE LIST
z Hint
The title starts to play.
A chapter mark is inserted after the scene is erased. </M/m/,,
The chapter mark divides the title into separate ENTER

Erasing and Editing


chapters on either side of the mark.
.
b Notes m M
• Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted
at the point where you erase a section of a title. X
• Sections shorter than five seconds may not be
erased.
2 Select a chapter using </,, and
press ENTER.
3 Select the dividing point using m/ The chapter starts to play.
M, and press X. 1 Press TITLE LIST.
• To return to the beginning of the title, For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode, 3 Select the dividing point using m/
press X and then press .. switch the Title List (Original or M, and press X.
Playlist), if necessary. • To return to the beginning of the
4 Press ENTER. chapter, press X and then press ..
The display asks for confirmation. 2 Select a title containing the chapter
5 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
you want to edit, and press ,. 4 Press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears. The chapter is divided into two.
The title is divided into two.
3 Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
4 Select “Chapter Edit,” and press
ENTER.
For the HDD, select a type of editing, and
press ENTER. For details, see page 92.

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Erasing a chapter (Erase) Creating and Editing a Moving a Playlist title (Move) Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
1 After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a Playlist 1 Press TITLE LIST. You can divide a Playlist title. For
Chapter,” select “Erase/Move.” Switch to the Playlist (page 92). instructions, see page 94.
-RWVR -RVR
2 Select a Playlist title, and press ,.
Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit The sub-menu appears. Moving a chapter (Move)
without changing the actual recordings. You
can create up to 99 Playlist titles.
3 Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
1 Press TITLE LIST.
4 Select “Move,” and press ENTER. Switch to the Playlist (page 92).
b Note
Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the 2 Select a Playlist title containing the
“Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be chapter you want to edit, and press
dubbed or moved (page 99). ,.
2 Select a chapter using </,, and The sub-menu appears.
press ENTER. 3 Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
3 Select “Erase,” and press ENTER. 4 Select “Chapter Edit,” and press
The display asks for confirmation. ENTER.
4 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER. 5 Select a new location for the title
5 Select “Erase/Move.”
The chapter is erased. using M/m, and press ENTER.
The title moves to the new location.
Erasing and Editing

TITLE LIST • To move more titles, repeat from step 2.


Combining multiple chapters </M/m/,,
ENTER
(Combine) Combining multiple Playlist
1 After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a titles (Combine)
Chapter,” select “Combine.”
1 Press TITLE LIST.
Switch to the Playlist (page 92).
1 Press TITLE LIST.
2 Select a Playlist title, and press ,.
6 Select a chapter using </,, and
Switch to the Playlist (page 92). press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
2 Press ,.
3 Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.
7 Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
4 8 Select a new location for the chapter
3 Select “Create,” and press ENTER. Select “Combine,” and press ENTER.
using </,, and press ENTER.
The original titles in the Title List appear. The chapter moves to the new location.

2 Move the combining bar using </


4 Select an original title to add to the
Playlist, and press ENTER.
,, and press ENTER. The selected title is added to the Playlist.
The two adjacent chapters of the
combining bar are combined. 5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to select all of
the titles you want to add to the
Playlist.
5 Select a title you want to combine.
6 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
The titles are combined.

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• The chapter marks in the dubbing source Dubbing restriction

Dubbing (HDD y DVD)


are dubbed. The position of chapter marks
may be slightly changed from the original.
You cannot dub movies and other DVD
VIDEOs to the HDD. Also, when dubbing
HDD/DVD Dubbing
However, the chapter marks in the dubbing from a DVD to the HDD, scenes that contain +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
HDD
Before Dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title
when dubbing to a DVD-RW/DVD-R
a copy protection signal cannot be recorded.
Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy
-RVR -RVideo

(Video mode), DVD+RW, or DVD+R at protection signals can be moved only from You can dub a single title by pressing the
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R
normal speed. The chapter marks are the HDD to a DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR HDD/DVD DUB button during playback.
-RVR -RVideo
automatically inserted according to the mode)* (after the title is moved, the original
In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying “Auto Chapter (Video)” and “Auto Chapter
(DVD+R/+RW)” settings in the
title in the HDD is erased). The “Move”
function is performed using Dubbing List.
1 Start playback of a title.
a recorded title on the internal hard disk drive For playing a title, see “Playing the
(HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You “Recording” setup (page 143). Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy Recorded Programme/DVD” on page 80.
can dub a playing title using the HDD/DVD • The “Set Thumbnail” setting in the dubbing protection signals are indicated with .
DUB button (see “HDD/DVD Dubbing” on source is dubbed as a thumbnail picture
Copy Dubbing
2 Press HDD/DVD DUB.
page 99) or you can select to dub multiple marker (except when dubbing from a protection The recorder starts dubbing the current
titles all at once (see “Dubbing Using DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/ signals playing title from the beginning.
Dubbing List” on page 100). You can also DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode)). The The recorder turns off automatically
position of thumbnail picture markers may Copy-Free when you do not use the recorder for
dub an entire DVD disc to make a backup
copy (see “Making a Backup Disc (DVD be slightly changed from the original. (No copy
protection HDD
, -RW
,
+RW
Video
-RWVR
+R
more than 20 minutes after the dubbing
Backup)” on page 103). signal) has finished.
z Hint -RVR -RVideo
Before you start, read the following When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
precautions, which are common to all
dubbing methods.
Original title.
Copy-Once
HDD , -RW VR *
*
To cancel the dubbing
-RVR
b Notes Press and hold HDD/DVD DUB for more
If you want to record from a digital video • You cannot make a recording while dubbing. than one second.
* CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR
camera connected to the DV IN jack, see • Before playing a dubbed disc on other DVD mode) only.
When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway,
no part of the title will be moved to the

Dubbing (HDD y DVD)


“DV Camcorder Dubbing” on page 104. equipment, finalise the disc (page 45, 100). CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable
To record from equipment connected to the • You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs or finalised Media) is a coding technology that protects dubbing target. However, note that this will
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (Video mode) to the HDD. copyrights for images. decrease the free space for DVD+Rs/DVD-
LINE IN jacks, see “Recording from
• Titles containing mixed aspect ratios cannot be Rs.
Connected Equipment” on page 79. dubbed to a DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-RW/ b Notes
DVD-R (Video mode) using the HDD/DVD • Protected titles in the HDD cannot be moved. About dubbing mode
Before you start… DUB button. • The “Move” function is not available for HDD/ Titles on the HDD are dubbed to a disc at
• You cannot record both the main and sub • Titles over 8 hours cannot be dubbed to single- DVD DUB dubbing.
sound on the HDD (when “HDD Recording layer DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs. high speed (High-speed dubbing).
• Even if you erase a scene that contains a copy
Format” is set to “Video Mode On” in the • Low resolution (SEP through LP modes) 16:9 Titles on a disc are dubbed to the HDD at
protection signal, the recording restrictions on
“Recording” setup), DVD+RWs, DVD- size titles cannot be dubbed to a DVD+RW/ that title are retained. normal speed (Real-Time dubbing).
RWs (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode).
(Video mode). For bilingual programmes, • When dubbing to a DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL To convert the recording mode (only when
(Video mode) in Real-Time Dubbing mode, the dubbing from a disc to the HDD)
set “Bilingual Recording” to either “A/L”
dubbing contents are divided into titles.
(default) or “B/R” in the “Audio In” setup After step 1, press REC MODE to select the
(page 138). About HDD Recording format, recording mode.
see page 144.
• A title name in the dubbing source is b Note
You cannot use the HDD/DVD DUB button in the
dubbed. However, only up to 40 characters
following cases. Dub the title using Dubbing List
of a title name are dubbed when dubbing (page 100).
from the HDD to a DVD+RW/DVD-RW – When dubbing the title recorded in MN6 mode or
(Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video longer duration mode to a DVD+RW/DVD+R.
mode). – When dubbing the title recorded in HQ+ mode to
a DVD.

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D Total size of the selected titles and 10 Select “Start Dubbing,” and press Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
Dubbing Using Dubbing available space on the disc to be ENTER. HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme)*1
dubbed (approximate) When you set “Finalise” to “Yes” in step Speed*2 6x 2.4x 2x
List E Selected title’s thumbnail picture
9, select the title menu style, and press
ENTER. High-speed
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R 5 Select a title, and press ENTER. The recorder turns off automatically Rec.
DVD+RW/ DVD+R
DVD-RW/ (Double
DVD-R
(Dual
-RVR -RVideo The selected title changes colour. when you do not use the recorder for mode
DVD+R/ Layer) Layer)
When you select “HDD -> DVD” in step more than 20 minutes after the dubbing DVD-R
You can select the titles you want to dub 3, you can change the title order or search has finished.
using Dubbing List. You can also edit titles HQ Approx. Approx. Approx.
for a title by genre (see “3. Playing the
before dubbing without changing the original 10 min. 25 min. 30 min.
Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
titles. page 38). To cancel dubbing HSP Approx. Approx. Approx.
Press and hold HDD/DVD DUB for more 6 min. 16 min. 20 min.
1 Press SYSTEM MENU. 6 Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles than one second. 40 sec. 40 sec.
The System Menu appears. in the order you want to dub. When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway, SP Approx. Approx. Approx.
2 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER. 7 Select “Next” using ,, and press no part of the title will be moved to the
dubbing target. However, note that this will
5 min. 12 min.
30 sec.
15 min.
ENTER.
3 Select a dubbing direction, and press
The “Title Edit” display appears.
decrease the free space for DVD+Rs/DVD-
LSP Approx. Approx. Approx.
ENTER. Rs. 4 min. 10 min. 12 min.
For details about editing, see “To edit
To dub titles from the HDD to a disc, titles on the Dubbing List” on page 102. About dubbing mode ESP Approx. Approx. Approx.
select “HDD -> DVD.”
To dub titles from a disc to the HDD, 8 Select “Next” using ,, and press “ ” appears next to the title that can be 3 min.
20 sec.
8 min.
20 sec.
10 min.

select “DVD/CD -> HDD.” ENTER. dubbed at high speed (High-speed dubbing)
in the “Title Edit” display. The following LP Approx. Approx. Approx.
4 Select “Create New Dubbing List,”
The “Start Dubbing” display appears.
titles are dubbed at normal speed (Real-Time 2 min. 6 min. 7 min.
and press ENTER. dubbing). 30 sec. 15 sec. 30 sec.
Dubbing (HDD y DVD)

The Dubbing List appears. – Titles containing both main and sub sounds EP Approx. Approx. Approx.
• If you have previously saved a Dubbing (except DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode)). 1 min. 60 min.*3 5 min.
List and want to resume editing it, – Titles recorded in mixed picture size (4:3 40 sec.*3
select “Use Previous Dubbing List,” and 16:9, etc.) (except for DVD-RWs/ SLP Approx. Approx. Approx.
and go to step 7. DVD-Rs (VR mode)). 1 min. 60 min.*3 3 min.
– Titles recorded on DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs 15 sec.*3 45 sec.
(Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video
SEP Approx. Approx. Approx.
mode).
1 min.*3 60 min.*3 3 min.*3
9 Select an option using M/m, and press – 16:9 size titles recorded on DVD+RW/
DVD+R. *1
ENTER. The values in the above table are for reference
The options differ depending on the only. Actual times for dubbing also require time
The minimum required time is as follows for creating disc’s control information and other
dubbing direction or disc type.
(approximate). data.
“Recording Mode”: Changes the *2 This is the maximum recording speed of this
dubbing mode of all selected titles at a recorder. The recording speed cannot exceed the
time using M/m (page 71). value indicated in the above table even when
“Input Disc Name”: Changes the disc using discs that support higher recording speeds.
A Direction of dubbing name (page 42). In addition, depending on the disc condition, the
B Total number of titles to be dubbed “Finalise”: Select “Yes” to finalise a disc recorder may be unable to record at the
automatically after dubbing (DVD-RW/ maximum recording speed indicated in the table.
C Dubbing step number DVD-R (Video mode), or DVD+R).
*3 High-speed dubbing is not available when

Display 1: Select a title you want to dubbing titles recorded in SEP, SLP, or EP mode
dub (the “Select Titles” display). to DVD+RWs and DVD+Rs.
Display 2: Edit a title (the “Title
Edit” display).
Display 3: Confirm the settings and
start dubbing (the “Start Dubbing”
display).

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To edit titles on the Dubbing List b Notes 10 Select “Yes” or “No,” and press
1 Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Dubbing Using
• The Dubbing List you created remains after
dubbing. To edit the existing Dubbing List, select Making a Backup Disc ENTER.
Dubbing List” on page 100. To erase the backup data on the HDD,
The “Title Edit” display appears.
“Use Previous Dubbing List” in step 4. The
Dubbing List is cleared when:
(DVD Backup) select “Yes.”
– you change “Input Line System” setting in the To make another backup disc later, select
“Basic” setup (page 130). +RW -RWVideo +R -RVideo “No.”
– you reset the recorder (page 158). The recorder turns off automatically
– you open the disc tray (except when dubbing You can dub all of the contents on a finalised when you do not use the recorder for
from the HDD). DVD+RW/DVD+R or finalised DVD-RW/ more than 20 minutes after the dubbing
– you edit the titles on a disc (except when DVD-R (Video mode) to another recordable has finished.
dubbing from the HDD). DVD+RW/DVD-RW or unused DVD+R/
– you switch the Title List to Original or Playlist DVD-R via the HDD as a backup copy.
(when dubbing from DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in
To display the dubbing information
VR mode only). b Note Press DISPLAY while dubbing.
– you finalise the disc. Backup discs of unfinalised discs cannot be made.
2 Select a title you want to edit, and press • The “seams” that are left over from editing may
To cancel DVD backup during dubbing
ENTER.
The sub-menu appears.
remain on the disc after dubbing to DVD+RWs/
DVD-RWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
1 Press SYSTEM MENU.
Press and hold HDD/DVD DUB for more
(Video mode). The System Menu appears.
than one second.
3 Select an option, and press ENTER.
The options differ depending on the
• Finalisation is cancelled if a timer recording
starts, even if you set “Finalise” to “Yes” in step
2 Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.
To erase backup data on the HDD
dubbing direction or disc type. 9. 3 Select “DVD Backup,” and press
1 Select “Erase back-up data” in step 4, and
“Erase”: Erases the selected title. ENTER.
“Title Name”: Names or renames a title press ENTER.
(page 42). 4 Select “Start new DVD Backup,” and The display asks for confirmation.
“A-B Erase”: Erases the section of the press ENTER. 2 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
title (page 93). • If you have previously dubbed backup
“Move”: Changes the order of titles data to the HDD, select “Resume b Notes

Dubbing (HDD y DVD)


(page 97). writing data,” and go to step 7. • When dubbing to a DVD+R/DVD-R is stopped
“Preview”: Allows you to check the partway in step 8, you cannot play or record on
content of a title.
5 Insert the DVD you are going to make the disc.
“Divide”: Divides a title into two titles a backup of. • You cannot make a backup disc of DVD+R DLs/
DVD-R DLs.
(page 94).
“Combine”: Combines two titles
6 Select “Start,” and press ENTER. • You may not use the “DVD Backup” function
The recorder starts dubbing all of the depending on the recording quality or physical
(page 97). contents on a DVD to the HDD. condition of the disc, or characteristics of the
“Chapter Edit”: Edits chapters (page 95). recording device and authoring software.
“Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s 7 Press Z (open/close), and replace the
thumbnail frame that appears in the Title DVD with a recordable DVD+RW/DVD-
List (page 39). RW or an unused DVD+R/DVD-R.
“Recording Mode”: Sets the picture To make a backup disc of DVD+RWs/
quality of the dubbing. DVD+Rs, insert a recordable DVD+RW
“Bilingual”: Sets how a bilingual audio or unused DVD+R.
programme is dubbed. To make a backup disc of DVD-RWs/
“Cancel”: Exits the sub-menu. DVD-Rs, insert a recordable DVD-RW
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to edit all of the or unused DVD-R.
titles. 8 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
5 Go to step 8 of “Dubbing Using Dubbing The recorder starts High-speed dubbing
List” on page 100 to dub edited titles. the contents that were dubbed to the
HDD in step 6.
9 Select “Cancel,” and press ENTER.
The disc is automatically finalised.
• To make another backup disc, replace
discs, select “Start,” and press ENTER.

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z Hint 1 Press HDD or DVD to select the b Notes


If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after recording destination. • You cannot connect more than one piece of
DV Camcorder Dubbing the initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a digital video equipment to the recorder.
If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1.
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) or HDD. • You cannot control the recorder using another
Inserting a Disc” on page 36). device or another recorder of the same model.
Before DV Camcorder b Notes 2 Insert the source DV/Digital8 format • You cannot record date, time, or the contents of
• You cannot make a recording while DV the cassette memory onto the disc.
Dubbing camcorder dubbing.
tape into your digital video camera. • If you record from a DV/Digital8 format tape that
• The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not For the recorder to record or edit, your is recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a
output signals. digital video camera must be set to video tape with multiple sampling frequencies (48 kHz,
This section explains dubbing with a DV
• You cannot use the DV IN jack when: playback mode. 44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural
camcorder and playing the contents of a DV
camcorder via the DV IN jack on the front
– signal input to the DV IN jack on the front panel
or recorder operation cannot be performed 3 Press REC MODE on the remote
sound will be output when playing back the
sampling frequency switch point on the disc.
panel. If you want to dub by way of the LINE correctly when using a digital video camera repeatedly to select the recording • In order to use this recorder’s “Auto Chapter”
IN jacks, see “Recording from Connected (see “About i.LINK” on page 163). Connect the mode. setting (page 104), be sure to correctly set the
Equipment” on page 79. camera to the LINE IN jack and follow the The recording mode changes as follows: clock on your digital video camera before
The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to instructions of “Recording from Connected shooting.
the i.LINK standard. Equipment” on page 79. • The recorded picture may be momentarily
Follow the instructions in “Preparing for DV – the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do affected or the start and end points of a title may
camcorder dubbing,” and then move on to the not connect a MICRO MV format digital video be different from what you have set if the source
camera even if it has an i.LINK jack.
For details about the recording mode, see DV/Digital8 format tape is in any of the following
section on dubbing. For more information page 71. Note that you cannot select
– the images on the tape contain copy protection conditions. In this case, see “Recording from
about i.LINK, see “About i.LINK” on signals, which limit recording. manual recording mode. Connected Equipment” (page 79).
page 163. • If you want to play DVDs dubbed from a DV
camcorder on other DVD equipment, finalise the
4 Set the “External Audio” setting in the
– There is a blank space in the recorded portion of
the tape.
How chapters are created disc (page 45). “Audio In” setup (page 138). – The tape’s time code is not sequential.
The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD
become a single title. This title is divided into
• Set the recorder and DV camcorder to the same
colour system (page 130).
5 Set the “DV Input” setting in the – If the picture size or the recording mode on the
tape being dubbed changes.
“Audio In” setup (page 138). • A blank or black coloured screen will be dubbed
chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a
DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode) and when Hookups You are ready to start dubbing. Select when the recorder is set to a different colour
“Auto Chapter (HDD/VR)” is set to “On” in one of the dubbing methods on the system from the DV tape contents’ system. Set
DVD recorder “Input Line System” in the “Basic” setup to the
the “Recording” setup (page 143), each following pages.
same colour system as the DV tape contents’
DV Camcorder Dubbing

shooting session on the tape becomes a system (page 130).


chapter on the disc. For other discs, the
recorder divides the title into chapters
To playback DV/Digital8 format tape
to DV IN You can check the contents of DV/Digital8
according to the “Auto Chapter (Video)” or
“Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW)” setting in format tape before dubbing. For details, see
the “Recording” setup (page 143). “Playing from a DV Camcorder” on
page 107.

z Hint
Preparing for DV camcorder The recorder completes dubbing even after being
dubbing turned off.
i.LINK cable
You can connect a digital video camera to the (not supplied)
DV IN jack on the recorder to record or edit
from a DV/Digital8 format tape. Operation is
straightforward because the recorder will fast
forward and rewind the tape for you – you do DV output
not need to operate your digital video camera.
Do the following to start using the “Manual
Dubbing” functions of this recorder. DV camcorder
See the instruction manual supplied with the : Signal flow
digital video camera as well before
connecting.

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z Hint
Dubbing an Entire DV Dubbing Selected You can turn off the dubbing menu by pressing the
DISPLAY button during dubbing. Press the Playing from a DV
Format Tape (DV One Scenes (Manual DISPLAY button again to display the dubbing
menu.
Camcorder
Touch Dubbing) Dubbing) b Note 1 Connect your DV camcorder to the DV
You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one IN jack on the front panel.
HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R HDD +RW -RWVR -RWVideo +R second.
-RVR -RVideo -RVR -RVideo 2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
The System Menu appears.
You can record the entire contents of a DV/ You can select and dub scenes while playing
Digital8 format tape onto a disc with a single a DV/Digital8 format tape. 3 Select “DV,” and press ENTER.
press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on
the recorder. The recorder controls the digital 1 Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for 4 Select “Playback,” and press ENTER.
video camera for the whole process, and DV camcorder dubbing” on page 104. 5 Start playback on the DV camcorder.
completes the recording.
2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
Images from the DV camcorder appear
on your TV screen.
Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV The System Menu appears.
camcorder dubbing” on page 104, and
press ONE-TOUCH DUB on the recorder. 3 Select “DV,” and press ENTER.
To cancel playback
The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts 4 Select “Manual Dubbing,” and press Press SYSTEM MENU.
recording the tape contents. ENTER.
After the recording is finished, the recorder z Hint
rewinds the tape in the digital video camera, 5 Select the recording destination, You can dub the playing tape contents. During
and finalises the recorded disc (except DVD- “Record to Hard Disk Drive” or playback, press HDD or DVD to select the dubbing
RW/DVD-R (VR mode)) automatically. “Record to DVD,” and press ENTER. destination, and press z REC. To stop dubbing,
press x REC STOP.
6 Press H.
To stop during recording The scene starts to play.
Press x REC STOP more than 3 seconds. 7 Find the point on the DV/Digital8

DV Camcorder Dubbing
Note that it may take a few seconds for the format tape that you want to start
recorder to stop recording. dubbing from using m/M or c/
z Hint C, and press X.
You can also start DV One Touch Dubbing by
selecting “One-Touch Dubbing” of “DV” in the
8 Select “Start Rec.,” and press ENTER.
System Menu. The recorder starts dubbing.

b Notes
9 Select “Pause Rec,” and press
• When a blank space between the recordings on
ENTER.
the tape continues for more than two minutes, DV The recorder pauses dubbing.
One Touch Dubbing ends automatically.
• The recorder will pause recording when there is a
10 Repeat steps 6 to 9 to dub more
blank space or an image containing copy scenes.
protection signals on the tape. The recorder will
resume recording automatically when receiving a
11 Select “Stop Rec,” and press ENTER.
recordable signal. The selected scenes are dubbed as a
• Finalisation is cancelled if a timer recording starts single title.
(except for DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode)).
• DV One Touch Dubbing ends automatically
when there are images containing copy protection To cancel during “Manual Dubbing”
signals at the beginning of the tape. Press SYSTEM MENU.

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To lock the recorder (Child Lock) Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a b Note
You can lock all of the buttons on the CD “A-B Repeat” is not available for MP3 audio tracks.
Audio Tracks recorder so that the settings are not cancelled • When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive
by mistake. noise will be heard from the LINE 3-TV/LINE 1/
Playing repeatedly (Repeat)
Playing Audio Tracks When the recorder is turned off, hold down x
on the recorder until “LOCKED” appears in
DECODER/LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks.
To avoid possible damage to the audio system,
from CD/DVD the front panel display. The recorder does not the user should take proper precautions when the
LINE 3-TV/LINE 1/DECODER/LINE 2 OUT
CD DATA DVD DATA CD
work except for timer recordings while the You can play repeatedly all the tracks or a
(R-AUDIO-L) jacks of the recorder are connected
CD DATA DVD DATA CD Child Lock is set. single track on an album or disc.
to an amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external DTS decoder
You can play audio tracks on CDs, DATA
DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/
To unlock the recorder, hold down x on the must be connected to the DIGITAL OUT jack of 1 Press PLAY MODE during playback.
recorder until “UNLOCKED” appears in the the recorder. The “Play Mode” menu appears.
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/DVD-RAMs), or front panel display. • Set the sound to “Stereo” using the AUDIO
DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs). button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD 2 Select “Repeat,” and press ENTER.
(page 108).
Playback options
3 Select an item to be repeated using M/
m.
CD DATA DVD DATA CD Playing a specific portion “Repeat Disc”: repeats all of the tracks
on a disc.
repeatedly (A-B Repeat) “Repeat Album” (except for CD): repeats
AUDIO Buttons Operations the current album.
CLEAR CD
AUDIO Selects stereo or monaural “Repeat Track”: repeats the current
audio tracks recorded on the 1 Press PLAY MODE during playback. track.
TITLE LIST disc when pressed repeatedly The “Play Mode” menu appears. “Repeat Programme”: repeats the current
in normal playback mode. programme (page 110).
</M/m/,, 2 Select “A-B Repeat,” and press
ENTER ./>
(previous/
Goes to the next or previous
track when pressed during ENTER. 4 Press ENTER.
next) playback. “Set point A” is selected. Repeat play starts.
. >
For MP3 discs, goes to the next
m M
H or previous album when
x pressed repeatedly. To cancel Repeat play
X
Press CLEAR. Or, set “Repeat” to “Repeat
m/M Fast reverses/fast forwards the
(fast disc when pressed during Off” in the “Play Mode” menu.
Audio Tracks

PLAY
MODE reverse/fast playback.
forward) Search speed changes as z Hint
follows: You can select “Repeat” from “Play Mode” in the
1 Insert a disc. fast reverse fast forward
System Menu.
See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 36. mFR1 T t MFF1 3
mFR2 T T t t MFF2
While monitoring the sound, press b Note
2 Press H. When you press and hold the
ENTER at the starting point (point A) of You can select “Repeat Programme” only during
Playback starts. the portion to be played repeatedly. Programme play.
button, fast forward/fast
reverse continues at the “Set point B” is selected.
selected speed until you release
To stop playback the button. 4 Continue playing to locate the ending
Press x (stop). To resume normal playback, point (point B), and press ENTER.
press H. A-B Repeat starts.
z Hint
You can play audio tracks using the Title List. Press X (pause) Pauses playback.
TITLE LIST. Then select a track, and press To resume normal playback,
press H. To cancel A-B Repeat
ENTER.
Press CLEAR. Or, set “A-B Repeat” to “Off”
b Note in the “Play Mode” menu.
When any video titles are recorded on a DATA
DVD, the MP3 audio tracks on that DATA DVD z Hint
cannot be played. You can select “A-B Repeat” from “Play Mode” in
the System Menu.

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To cancel Programme play 4 Press the number buttons to select the
Creating your own programme Press CLEAR during playback. Or, set Searching for an Audio number of the album or track you
(Programme) “Programme” to “Cancel Programme Play” want.
in the “Play Mode” menu. Track If you make a mistake, select another
CD DATA DVD DATA CD number.
To erase the programme CD DATA DVD DATA CD
You can play the contents of an album or disc Press CLEAR in stop mode. Or, set 5 Press ENTER.
in the order you want by arranging the order “Programme” to “Erase Programme List” in You can search a disc by album or track. As The recorder starts playback from the
of the albums/tracks on a disc to create your the “Play Mode” menu. albums and tracks are assigned individual selected number.
own programme. You can make a numbers, select the album or track by
programme of up to 24 steps. z Hints entering its number.
• The programme you made remains after z Hint
1 Press PLAY MODE during playback. Programme play finishes. To play the same You can select an album or track using M/m in step
4.
The “Play Mode” menu appears. programme again, set “Programme” to “Start
Programme Play” in the “Play Mode” menu.
2 Select “Programme,” and press However, the programme is cleared after you Number
buttons
ENTER. remove the disc or press [/1.
• You can repeat Programme play. Set “Repeat” to
3 Select “Input/Edit Programme,” and “Repeat Programme” in the “Play Mode” menu
press ENTER. (page 109).
The “Input/Edit Programme” display • You can select “Programme” from “Play Mode”
in the System Menu.
differs depending upon the disc type.
Example: DATA DVD </M/m/,,
ENTER

PLAY
MODE

4 Select an album (example:


1

Audio Tracks
Press PLAY MODE during playback.
01.BRAHMS) using M/m, and press
The “Play Mode” menu appears.
,.
5 Select a track (example:
2 Select “Search Mode,” and press
ENTER.
001.SYMPHONY01) using M/m, and
press ENTER. 3 Select a search method, and press
The track is programmed. ENTER.
If you make a mistake, select the step “Album Search” (except for CD)
number (example: 01-001) using </M/ “Track Search”
m, and press CLEAR.
The display for entering the number
6 To programme other tracks, press </ appears.
M/m/, to select a step number, and Example: Album Search
repeat steps 4 and 5.
7 Press H.
Programme play starts.

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7 Select “Copy Album,” and press


About Jukebox Preparing for Using Copying audio tracks ENTER.
(DISC t HDD) The display asks for confirmation.
There are two methods to use Jukebox:
Jukebox 8 Select “Yes” using </,, and press
connecting the USB device or copying audio 1 Insert a disc that you are going to copy ENTER.
tracks to the HDD. Connect a USB device to the USB jack on the to the HDD. The selected album is copied to the HDD.
recorder, or copy audio tracks from CDs/
When using Jukebox, you can do followings:
• Store audio tracks on the HDD. DATA CDs/DATA DVDs or the connected 2 Press H to start playback. • To copy more albums, go to step 5.

• Play audio tracks using various play modes. USB device to the HDD. 3 Press HDD/DVD DUB.
• Label tracks or albums. For CDs, all the tracks on the disc are To cancel copying
• Assign albums a genre. copied to the HDD. Press ENTER.
• Change the track order. For DATA CDs/ DATA DVDs, the
Notes on copying current album is copied to the HDD.
• You cannot copy audio tracks on the HDD to
discs or USB devices.
• Some audio tracks may not be copied depending To cancel copying
on the file size. Press ENTER.
SYSTEM
• You cannot copy audio tracks if the HDD is full MENU
or almost full. z Hint
• An album name and MP3 audio track name are </M/m/,, You can copy all the contents on the disc by
also copied. However, there may be some names ENTER selecting “DVD/CD -> HDD” in “Dubbing” in the
that cannot be copied. System Menu.
• When copying is stopped partway, tracks finished
copying before you stop will remain copied onto
the HDD as an album. See the Album List to H
check which albums have been copied
Copying an album
(page 114). HDD/DVD (USB t HDD)
• When copying audio tracks from a CD, the album DUB
name is labelled as “F_***” and the audio track You can copy up to 99 albums or 999 tracks
names are labelled as “T_***” automatically. on the USB device to the HDD.
• During copying, other operations cannot be
performed.
• While copying, timer recordings are unavailable.
1 Connect the USB device to the USB
Connecting the USB device jack on the recorder (page 112).
Audio Tracks

If the timer is set during copying, the recorder


starts the timer recording after copying is
finished. You can connect a USB device to the USB 2 Press SYSTEM MENU.
• Copy-protected CDs cannot be copied to the jack on the recorder to listen to the MP3 The System Menu appears.
HDD. audio tracks or copy to the HDD. Refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the USB
3 Select “Music Jukebox,” and press
device before connecting. ENTER.
DVD recorder 4 Select “Listen to Music from USB
Device,” and press ENTER.
The Album List appears.
to USB jack 5 Select an album, and press ,.
6 Select “Edit” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
USB device
The sub-menu appears.

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4 Select an album or track, and press To skip a track (Set Skip)
Playing Audio Tracks ENTER. If you want a track not to play, set the track to Playing repeatedly (Repeat)
Playback starts from the selected album be skipped.
Using Jukebox/USB or track. 1 Select a track you want to skip.
You can play repeatedly all the tracks or a
single track in the album.
Device 2 Press , while the Album List is
To stop playback displayed. 1 Press , during playback.
Press x (stop). 3 Select “Edit” using M/m, and press 2 Select “Play Mode,” using M/m, and
ENTER. press ENTER.
To scroll the list display by page (Page
4 Select “Set Skip” using M/m, and press The “Play Mode” menu appears.
mode)
Press SUBTITLE (previous)/ANGLE (next)
ENTER.
“ ” appears next to the selected track.
3 Select “Repeat,” and press ENTER.

SUBTITLE CLEAR
while the Album List is displayed. Each time
you press SUBTITLE (previous)/ANGLE
To cancel, select “Set Skip,” and press 4 Select an item to be repeated using M/
ANGLE (next), the entire Album List changes to the
ENTER again. m.
SYSTEM next/previous page of the album. “Repeat Album”: repeats the current
MENU album.
To change the album order (Sort Titles)
Playback options “Repeat Track”: repeats the current
</M/m/,, track.
ENTER (HDD only)
“Repeat Programme”: repeats the current
1 Press < while the Album List is Buttons Operations
programme (page 116).
. > displayed. ./>
m
H
M
2 Select “Sort Titles” using M/m, and press (previous/
Goes to the next or previous
track when pressed during 5 Press ENTER.
x next) playback. Repeat play starts.
X ENTER.
m/M Fast reverses/fast forwards the
3 Select the item using M/m, and press (fast disc when pressed during
ENTER. reverse/fast playback.
To cancel Repeat play
forward) Search speed changes as Set “Repeat” to “Repeat Off” in the “Play
Order Sorted
follows: Mode” menu.
1 Press SYSTEM MENU. By number In order of album fast reverse fast forward
The System Menu appears. number. mT tM b Notes
mTT ttM • You can select “Repeat Programme” only during
2 Select “Music Jukebox,” and press By favourite In order of playback
times. The album that is When you press and hold the Programme play.

Audio Tracks
ENTER. button, fast forward/fast • “A-B Repeat” is not available when using “Music
most often played is listed
Jukebox.”
3 Select “Listen to Music / Edit” or at the top. reverse continues at the
selected speed until you release
“Listen to Music from USB Device,” By album In alphabetical order. the button.
and press ENTER. To resume normal playback,
To listen to the audio tracks on the HDD, To search for the album by genre (Genre) press H.
select “Listen to Music / Edit.” (HDD only) X (pause) Pauses playback.
To listen to the MP3 audio tracks from To resume normal playback,
the connected USB device, select “Listen 1 Press < while the Album List is
press H.
to Music from USB Device.” displayed.
The Album List appears. 2 Select “Genre” using M/m, and press
ENTER.
3 Select the genre using M/m, and press
ENTER.
The albums in the selected genre appear.
To display all albums, select “All
Genres.”

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To cancel Programme play 5 Select an option, and press ENTER.


Creating your own programme Set “Programme” to “Cancel Programme Managing Audio Tracks “Erase”: Erases the selected album/track.
(Programme) Play” in the “Play Mode” menu during Select “Yes” when asked for
playback. on the Music Jukebox confirmation.
You can play the contents of the HDD or “Edit”: Allows you to make the
connected USB device in the order you want To erase the programme You can erase or label albums/tracks on the following edits.
by arranging the order of the tracks on the Set “Programme” to “Erase Programme List” HDD. You can also assign an album a genre. • “Album Name”: Allows you to enter or
HDD or connected USB device to create your in the “Play Mode” menu. re-enter an album name (page 42).
own programme. You can make a • “Track Name”: Allows you to enter or
programme of up to 24 steps. z Hints re-enter a track name (page 42).
• You can select and play a track that is set to “Set • “Set Genre”: Assigns an album a genre.
1 Press , while the Album List is
Skip.”
• The programme you made remains after
• “Set Skip”: Sets a track to be skipped
displayed. (page 115).
Programme play finishes. To play the same
“Play Mode”: Selects play modes
2 Select “Play Mode,” using M/m, and
programme again, set “Programme” to “Start
Programme Play” in the “Play Mode” menu. (page 115).
press ENTER. However, the programme is cleared after you SYSTEM “Genre Name”: Allows you to enter a
MENU
The “Play Mode” menu appears. press [/1. genre name (up to 12 characters)
3 Select “Programme,” and press
• You can repeat Programme play. Set “Repeat” to
“Repeat Programme” in the “Play Mode” menu </M/m/,,
ENTER
(page 42).
ENTER. (page 115).

4 Select “Input/Edit Programme,” and b Note


You cannot edit audio tracks on the connected USB
press ENTER. device.

1 Press SYSTEM MENU.


The System Menu appears.
2 Select “Music Jukebox,” and press
ENTER.
3 Select “Listen to Music / Edit,” and
press ENTER.
5 Select an album (example: Album
Audio Tracks

The Album List appears.


001) using M/m, and press ,.
6 Select a track (example: Track 001)
using M/m, and press ENTER.
The track is programmed.
If you make a mistake, select the step
number (example: 01.) using </M/m,
and press CLEAR.
7 To programme other tracks, press </
M/m/, to select a step number, and
repeat steps 5 and 6. 4 Select an album or track, and press
,.
8 Press H.
Programme play starts.

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4 Select the item, and press ENTER.
Connecting the USB device To copy from DATA CDs/DATA DVDs Copying all JPEG image files
JPEG Image Files (DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs), select “View from the connected USB device
You can connect a USB device (digital still Photos on a CD/DVD.”
(USB t DVD-RW/DVD-R)
About the “Photo camera, Memory card reader, and USB
memory) to the USB jack on the recorder to
To copy from the connected USB device,
select “View Photos on a USB Device.”
Album” Function view JPEG image files or copy to the HDD. The “Photo Album” list appears. 1 Connect the USB device to the USB
Refer to the operating instructions supplied Example: CD/DVD jack on the recorder.
with the USB device before connecting.
The “Photo Album” function enables you to
DVD recorder
2 Insert a blank DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video
do following. mode).
• Store JPEG image files on the HDD.
• View JPEG image files on the HDD, DATA 3 Press SYSTEM MENU.
DVDs (DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs)/DATA CDs, The System Menu appears.
or connected USB device.
• Edit JPEG image files.
to USB jack
4 Select “Photo Album,” and press
ENTER.
• Print JPEG image files.
• Copy JPEG image files and slideshow to The “Photo Album” menu appears.
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs. 5 Select an album or JPEG image file 5 Select “Copy Photos from a Digital
using M/m, and press ,. Camera,” and press ENTER.
USB cable (not supplied)
The sub-menu appears. The display asks for confirmation.

Preparing for Using the USB output 6 Select an item, and press ENTER. 6 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
To copy two or more albums or JPEG • To cancel, select “No.”
“Photo Album” Function image files, select “Multi-Mode.”
To copy all the albums and JPEG image
Digital still camera
files, select “Copy all to HDD,” and go to z Hint
Connect a USB device to the USB jack on the See “8. Reformatting a Disc” (page 47) to format
step 11.
recorder, or copy JPEG image files from : Signal flow DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in Video mode.
To copy the album or file selected in step
DATA CDs/DATA DVDs or the connected
USB device to the HDD.
5 only, select “Copy to HDD,” and go to b Notes
step 11. • During copying, other operations cannot be
Copying JPEG image files to the
HDD (DISC/USB t HDD) 7 Select an album or JPEG image file,
performed.
• While copying JPEG image files, timer
and press ENTER. recordings are unavailable. If the timer is set
1 Insert a disc that you are going to copy A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
during copying, the recorder starts the timer
recording after copying is finished.
to the HDD or connect the USB device

JPEG Image Files


• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
to the USB jack on the recorder.
again.
2 Press SYSTEM MENU. • To clear all check marks, press , to Copying JPEG image files or
SYSTEM
MENU The System Menu appears. select “Single-Mode” from the sub- albums on the HDD
3 Select “Photo Album,” and press
menu.
(HDD y HDD)
</M/m/,,
ENTER ENTER. 8 Repeat step 7 to select all of the
The “Photo Album” menu appears. albums or JPEG image files you want 1 Press SYSTEM MENU.
to copy. The System Menu appears.

9 Press ,. 2 Select “Photo Album,” and press


The sub-menu appears. ENTER.
The “Photo Album” menu appears.
10 Select “Copy to HDD,” and press
ENTER. 3 Select “View/Edit Photos on the
The display asks for confirmation. HDD,” and press ENTER.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
11 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
• To cancel, select “No.” 4 Select an album using M/m.
To copy the selected album, go to step 6.
To copy a JPEG image file, go to step 5.
118 ,continued 119

5 Press ENTER, and select a JPEG 11 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER. 4 Select “View/Edit Photos on the
image file using M/m. Copying JPEG image albums to The selected JPEG image albums are HDD,” and press ENTER.
6 Press ,. a disc (HDD t DVD-RW/DVD-R) copied in the “PICTURE” folder on the The “Photo Album” list appears.
disc.
The sub-menu appears. You can copy the edited JPEG image albums The JPEG image album names are 5 Select an album using M/m, and press
ENTER.
7 Select an item, and press ENTER. to a DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode). automatically labelled as “***ALBUM.”
The photo list appears.
To copy two or more albums or files, A slideshow is also recorded to the disc as a If you want to play the disc on other
select “Multi-Mode.” video file. You can play the slideshow on DVD equipment, finalise the disc
(page 45).
6 Select a JPEG image file using M/m,
To copy the selected album, select “Copy other DVD equipment that may not be and press ,.
Album Contents” in “Album Options,” compatible with the playback of JPEG image • To cancel, select “No.”
The sub-menu appears.
and go to step 12. files.
To copy the selected files, select “Copy” 7 Select “Multi-Mode,” and press
in “File Options,” and go to step 12. 1 Insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R (in Video z Hints
• See “8. Reformatting a Disc” (page 47) to format
ENTER.
mode). To copy the JPEG image file selected in
8 Select an album or JPEG image file, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in Video mode.
step 6 only, go to step 11.
and press ENTER. 2 Press SYSTEM MENU. • See the “Photo Album” list to check which
A check mark appears in the check box The System Menu appears.
albums have been copied (page 122). 8 Select a JPEG image file, and press
ENTER.
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
3 Select “Photo Album,” and press b Notes
• You may not be able to play the slideshow A check mark appears in the check box
ENTER. by the selected item.
again. depending on DVD equipment.
• To clear all check marks, select The “Photo Album” menu appears. • You cannot copy JPEG image files to a • To clear the check mark, press ENTER
“Single-Mode.” 4 Select “View/Edit Photos on the recordable DVD which has been recorded using
other recorders/devices.
again.
• To clear all check marks, select
9 Repeat step 8 to select all of the HDD,” and press ENTER. • DATA DVDs finalised on this recorder may not “Single-Mode.”
albums or JPEG image files you want The “Photo Album” list appears. be able to play on other equipment (page 45).
to copy. 5 Select an album using M/m, and press • No more than 99 slideshows can be recorded to a 9 Repeat step 8 to select all of the JPEG
disc. image files you want to copy.
10 Press ,. ,. • When copying an album containing more than 99
The sub-menu appears. The sub-menu appears. JPEG image files to a disc, slideshows will be 10 Press ,.
11 Select “Copy,” and press ENTER. 6 Select “Multi-Mode,” and press
created with every 99 JPEG image files and
recorded to a disc.
The sub-menu appears.
ENTER. • For DVD-Rs, the available disc space does not 11 Select “Copy to DVD,” and press
12 Select the destination album using M/ To copy the album selected in step 5 increase even if you erase slideshows. ENTER.
m, and press ENTER. only, go to step 10. The display asks for confirmation.
• To cancel, select “No.”
7 Select an album, and press ENTER.
Copying JPEG image files to a 12 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
JPEG Image Files

The selected JPEG image files are copied


b Note by the selected item. disc (HDD t DVD-RW/DVD-R) in the “PICTURE” folder on the disc.
Albums or JPEG image files are not copied to the • To clear the check mark, press ENTER The JPEG image file names are
HDD in the following cases. again. You can copy the edited JPEG image files to automatically labelled as “PHOT****.”
– when the HDD disc space is insufficient for • To clear all check marks, select a DVD-RW/DVD-R (Video mode). If you want to play the disc on other
copying. “Single-Mode.” A slideshow is also recorded to the disc as a DVD equipment, finalise the disc
– when there are already the maximum number of video file. You can play the slideshow on
files and/or albums on the HDD. 8 Repeat step 7 to select all of the other DVD equipment that may not be
(page 45).
• To cancel, select “No.”
albums you want to copy. compatible with the playback of JPEG image
9 Press ,. files.
The sub-menu appears. To select a JPEG image file from a
1 Insert a DVD-RW/DVD-R (in Video different album
10 Select “Copy to DVD,” and press mode).
ENTER. 1 Switch to the album list in step 8.
The display asks for confirmation.
2 Press SYSTEM MENU. For instructions, see “To switch between
The System Menu appears. the album list and JPEG image file list”
3 Select “Photo Album,” and press on page 123.
ENTER. 2 Select an album using M/m, and press
The “Photo Album” menu appears. <.

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3 Switch to the JPEG image file list. 12-Photo List (Example: HDD) C Sub-menu:
For instructions, see “To switch between
the album list and JPEG image file list”
Using the “Photo Album” Press , to display the sub-menu.
The sub-menu displays options
on page 123. List applicable only to the selected item. The
4 Select a JPEG image file using M/m, and displayed options differ depending upon
press ENTER. You can play JPEG image files on the HDD, the model, situation, and disc type.
DATA DVDs/DATA CDs, or connected
z Hints USB device using the “Photo Album” list.
• See “8. Reformatting a Disc” (page 47) to format
DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in Video mode.
• See the “Photo Album” list to check which
albums have been copied (page 122).

b Notes
• You may not be able to play the slideshow
depending on DVD equipment.
m
4-Photo List
• You cannot copy JPEG image files to a ANGLE Sub-menu
recordable DVD which has been recorded using
other recorders/devices.
SYSTEM D Scroll bar:
MENU
• DATA DVDs finalised on this recorder may not Appears when all of the JPEG image files
</M/m/,, do not fit on the list. To view the hidden
be able to play on other equipment (page 45).
ENTER
• No more than 99 slideshows can be recorded to a EXIT/ JPEG image files, press M/m.
O RETURN
disc.
• For DVD-Rs, the available disc space does not . > E Album and JPEG image file
increase even if you erase slideshows. information:
H
x Displays the image, JPEG image file
X
number, recording date and time, JPEG
ZOOM image file name, and JPEG image file
size.
F Disc type and remaining space of
m current disc
1 Press SYSTEM MENU. 1-Photo List
The System Menu appears.
2 Select “Photo Album,” and press To scroll the list display by page (Page
ENTER. mode)
The “Photo Album” menu appears. Press ./> while the “Photo Album”

JPEG Image Files


list is displayed. Each time you press ./
3 Select the item, and press ENTER. >, the entire “Photo Album” list changes
To play JPEG image files on the HDD, to the next/previous page of albums/JPEG
select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD.” image files.
To play JPEG image files on DATA
CDs/DATA DVDs, select “View Photos To switch between the album list and
on a CD/DVD.” JPEG image file list
To play JPEG image files from the
connected USB device, select “View A Album name 1 Press < while the “Photo Album” list is
displayed.
Photos on a USB Device.” B Album size
The “Photo Album” list appears. 2 Select “Display Mode” using M/m, and
4 Select an album using M/m, and press press ENTER.
ENTER. 3 Select “File” or “Album” using M/m, and
To show the 4-Photo List or 1-Photo List, press ENTER.
press < to select “Title View,” and
press ENTER, then select “4 Photos” or To turn off the “Photo Album” list
“1 Photo” using M/m, and press ENTER. Press SYSTEM MENU.

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To reload the files or folders To play a slideshow with the sound (HDD To rotate an image
When a disc or the connected USB device
contains 1,000 or more files and/or 100 or
only) Press ANGLE repeatedly during a slideshow.
Each time you press ANGLE, the image turns
Managing JPEG Image
You can enjoy a slideshow while listening to
more folders, select “Read next” in the the sound stored in the HDD. clockwise by 90°. Files on the HDD
“Photo Album” list, and press ENTER to
view unloaded files or folders.
1 Select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD” z Hint
in step 3 of “Using the “Photo Album” You can start a slideshow by selecting “Start
It may take a few minutes to load files or
List” on page 122. Slideshow” from the sub-menu.
folders.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
b Note Switch between the album list and JPEG
The thumbnail for a file that cannot be playable on image file list, if necessary.
the recorder is displayed as “ .” 2 Select an album or JPEG image file using
M/m, and press ,.

Viewing a JPEG image file 3 Select “Start Audio Slideshow,” and SYSTEM
press ENTER. MENU

1 Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Using the 4 Select a genre using </,. </M/m/,,


“Photo Album” List.” For details about assigning a genre, see ENTER
The “Photo Album” list appears. “Managing Audio Tracks on the Music
Switch to the album list, if necessary. Jukebox” on page 117.

2 Select a JPEG image file using M/m, 5 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
The slideshow and the playback from the
and press ENTER.
The selected JPEG image file is
first track of the selected genre start.
1 Press SYSTEM MENU.
displayed on the entire screen. b Notes The System Menu appears.
• Depending on the aspect ratio, some pictures may
be displayed with black bands at top and bottom,
2 Select “Photo Album,” and press
To display the detailed information or left and right. ENTER.
• Large picture files may take a few seconds to The “Photo Album” menu appears.
1 Select a JPEG image file, and press ,.
2 Select “Detailed Information,” and press
display. This is not a malfunction.
• All albums or tracks in the selected genre will be
3 Select “View/Edit Photos on the
ENTER. played during Slideshow even if some albums or HDD,” and press ENTER.
The detailed information for the selected tracks are set to skip. The “Photo Album” list appears.
JPEG image file appears.
To stop a slideshow
4 Select an album or JPEG image file,
Press x (stop) or O RETURN. and press ,.
JPEG Image Files

The sub-menu appears.


Playing a slideshow
To pause a slideshow 5 Select an option, and press ENTER.
1 Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Using the Press X (pause). You can make the following edits to the
Note that only slideshow pauses and the album/JPEG image file.
“Photo Album” List.”
sound continues to play.
The “Photo Album” list appears.
Switch between the album list and JPEG “Start Slideshow”: Starts a slideshow
To view the next/previous image during a (page 124).
image file list, if necessary.
slideshow “Start Audio Slideshow” (HDD only):
2 Select an album or JPEG image file Press ./>. Starts a slideshow with the sound
using M/m, and press H. (page 124).
The slideshow starts. To zoom an image “New Album”: Creates a new album.
If you press H while selecting a JPEG Press ZOOM repeatedly during a slideshow.
image file, the slideshow starts from the Each time you press ZOOM, the “Album Options”
selected JPEG image file. magnification changes as shown below. • “Erase Album”: Erases the selected
2× t 4× t normal magnification album.
You can move the area you want to zoom • “Copy Album Contents”: Copies all
using </M/m/,. JPEG image files in the selected album
to the HDD (page 119).

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• “Rename Album”: Changes the 2 Connect the USB device to the USB 13 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
selected album name (page 42).
• “Protect Album Contents”: Protects all
Printing JPEG Image jack on the recorder. You can set the paper size and layout.
Refer to the operating instructions
When printing JPEG image files on the
JPEG image files in the selected album. Files HDD, skip this step. supplied with the printer.
• “Cancel Protection”: Cancels
protection of all JPEG image files in the You can print JPEG image files on the HDD
3 Press SYSTEM MENU.
selected album. The System Menu appears. To cancel printing
or connected USB device by connecting a
“Copy to DVD”: Copies the selected
PictBridge-compatible printer to the USB 4 Select “Photo Album,” and press Press ENTER.
jack on the recorder. ENTER.
album or JPEG image file to a DVD Refer to the instructions supplied with the The “Photo Album” menu appears.
To display the connected printer
(page 120). printer. Select “Confirm Printer” of “USB” in the
“Multi-Mode”: Selects multiple albums 5 Select the item, and press ENTER. “Options 2” setup (page 150).
or JPEG image files to edit. To print JPEG image files on the HDD,
“Copy all to HDD”: Copies all the select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD.” To restart the connected USB device
albums and JPEG image files to the HDD To print JPEG image files from the Select “Restart USB Device” of “USB” in the
(page 118). connected USB device, select “View “Options 2” setup (page 150).
“Copy to HDD”: Copies the selected Photos on a USB Device.”
album or JPEG image file to the HDD The “Photo Album” list appears. z Hint
(page 118). Printing options, such as paper size or layout, differ
SYSTEM
6 Select an album, and press ENTER. depending on the printer. For details, refer to the
“File Options” MENU instructions supplied with the printer.
• “Erase”: Erases the selected JPEG
</M/m/,,
image file. ENTER
• “Copy”: Copies the selected JPEG
image file (page 119).
• “Rename File”: Changes the selected
JPEG image file name (page 42).
• “Protect”: Protects the selected JPEG
image file. Select again to cancel the
protection. 1 Connect a PictBridge-compatible
“Print”: Prints the selected JPEG image printer to the USB jack on the 7 Select a file using M/m, and press
file (page 126). recorder. ,.
“Detailed Information”: Displays the The sub-menu appears.
detailed information for the selected
JPEG image file (page 124).
8 Select the item, and press ENTER.
To print two or more files, select “Multi-

JPEG Image Files


DVD recorder Mode.”
“Single-Mode”: Cancels “Multi-Mode.” To print the file selected in step 7 only,
go to step 12.

to USB jack
9 Select a file, and press ENTER.
A check mark appears in the check box
by the selected item.
• To clear the check mark, press ENTER
again.
PictBridge-compatible
printer • To clear all check marks, select
“Single-Mode.”
10 Repeat step 9 to select all files you
want to print.
11 Press ,.
The sub-menu appears.
12 Select “Print,” and press ENTER.
The display asks for confirmation.

126 127

Finalise 3 Press </, repeatedly until the

Settings and Adjustments


Finalises a disc to play it on other DVD
equipment.
Recorder Settings programme position of the station that
carries a time signal appears.
For details, see page 45. (Basic) 4 Press m to select “Start,” and press
Disc Settings (Disc Optimise HDD
ENTER.
The “Basic” setup helps you to make clock • If the recorder does not receive a time
Setup) As you record, erase and edit recordings and other recorder related settings. signal from any station, press
repeatedly, the HDD file system gradually O RETURN and set the clock
The “Disc Setup” setup allows you to adjust becomes fragmented. To ‘clean up’ all the
fragmented files, optimise the HDD
1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the manually.
DVD related settings. recorder is in stop mode. • If the Auto Clock Set function did not
periodically. When the HDD needs set the clock correctly for your local
1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the optimising, a message recommending 2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press area, try another station for the Auto
recorder is in stop mode. optimisation will appear automatically. ENTER. Clock Set function or set the clock
1 Select “Optimise HDD” in “Disc Setup,” 3 manually.
2 Select “Disc Setup,” and press and press ENTER.
Select “Basic,” and press ENTER.
ENTER. The “Basic” setup appears with the
2 Select “Start,” and press ENTER. following options. The default settings Manual (Manual Clock Set)
The “Disc Setup” setup appears with the Set the clock manually.
following options. The default settings A progress bar appears and the are underlined.
are underlined. optimisation starts. To turn off the display, press SYSTEM 1 Select “Clock Setting” in “Basic,” and
To cancel optimisation, press ENTER. MENU. press ENTER.
The HDD will be partly optimised.
2 Select “Manual,” and press ENTER.
b Notes
• It will take about eight hours to optimise the
HDD. During optimisation, other operations,
such as recording or playback, cannot be
performed.
• You cannot optimise the HDD when the HDD
disc space is insufficient for optimising. Erase
titles to open up disc space (page 92).

Basic Format HDD.


You can format the HDD and resolve the
Clock Setting 3 Press </, to select the time zone for
Input Disc Name your area, and press m.
problem when the hard disk error occurred. The recorder will automatically set the clock
You can label a disc.
“Format HDD.” can be selected only when when any digital channels have been scanned 4 Select “On” if you are now on summer
For details, see page 43.
the hard disk needs formatting. Note that all and stored. time, and press ENTER.
Protect Disc
of the recorded content on the HDD will be Auto (Auto Clock Set)
You can protect a disc against erasure.
erased. Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a
For details, see page 44.
programme position in your local area
1 Select “Format HDD.” in “Disc Setup,”
Settings and Adjustments

Format DVD-RW (DVD-RW only) broadcasts a time signal.


The recorder automatically starts formatting and press ENTER.
in VR mode or Video mode, whichever is 2 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
1 Select “Clock Setting” in “Basic,” and
selected below, when a new, unformatted press ENTER.
DVD-RW is inserted. 2 Select “Auto,” and press ENTER.

VR Mode Automatically formats the disc


in VR mode.

Video Automatically formats the disc


Mode in Video mode.

Format
You can manually re-format a DVD+RW,
DVD-RW, or DVD-R disc to make a blank
disc.
For details, see page 47.
128 ,continued 129

1-31
5 Press M/m to set the day, and press ,. HELP Setting
Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in Aerial Reception Add New Channels
sequence. Press </, to select the item On Displays Help information for
to be set, then press M/m to set the GUI displays.
Settings (Digital Tuner) Scans digital channels and adds found
channels to the channel list.
numbers. The day of the week is set
Off Does not set to HELP setting
automatically. mode. The “Digital Tuner” setup helps you to make 1 Select “Add New Channels” in “Digital
digital tuner and programme position settings Tuner,” and press ENTER.
To change the numbers, press < to for the recorder.
return to the item to be changed, and EPG Type Select 2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
press M/m. Selects the EPG (Electronic Programme The recorder scans channels and stores
Guide) type to use. 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the them.
6 Press ENTER to start the clock. recorder is in stop mode. To cancel the scan, press SYSTEM
GUIDE Select this to use the Gemstar
Input Line System Plus+ GUIDE Plus+ electronic 2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press
MENU or EXIT.

Selects the colour system when recording programme guide (page 63). ENTER.
from the connected equipment.
Guide Select this to use the digital 3 Select “Digital Tuner,” and press Channel Sort
NTSC Records in NTSC or PAL-60 (Digital) electronic programme guide ENTER.
(page 48).
After the programme positions have been set,
colour system. The “Digital Tuner” setup display
you can change the order of each programme
appears with the following options. The
PAL/ Records in PAL or SECAM position in the displayed list.
Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) default settings are underlined.
SECAM colour system.
Select this to run the “Easy Setup” To turn off the display, press SYSTEM 1 Select “Channel Sort” in “Digital
programme. MENU. Tuner,” and press ENTER.
b Notes 2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
• When picture noise appears after you change the 1 Select “Easy Setup” in “Basic,” and press
“Input Line System” setting, change the “Input ENTER.
Colour System” setting (page 136). If picture
noise still appears, hold down x (stop) on the
2 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
recorder, and press INPUT on the recorder. 3 Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
• When you change the “Input Line System” (page 26) from step 2.
setting, the Dubbing List is erased.

Power Save
Selects whether this recorder is in power save
mode when the power is turned off (standby).
Replace Channels 3 Press M/m to select a programme
position you want to move, and press
Mode 1 Only antenna input signals are
Scans available digital channels, and replaces ENTER.
output to the connected TV
when the recorder is in standby. all the channels already stored in the channel • To display other pages, press M/m
list with the scanned results. repeatedly.

Settings and Adjustments


Mode 2 No input signals are output 1 Select “Replace Channels” in “Digital 4 Press M/m to select the programme
when the recorder is in standby. position number to swap for the one
Tuner,” and press ENTER.
selected in step 3, and press ENTER.
Off Does not set to power save 2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
The programme position numbers are
mode. Normally, select this
setting. 3 Select your country/region using </,, swapped.
and press ENTER. • To move other programme positions,
The recorder scans available digital repeat from step 3.
b Note channels and stores them.
Power Save mode does not function in the
following cases, even when “Power Save” is set to To cancel the scan, press SYSTEM
“Mode 1” or “Mode 2.” MENU or EXIT.
– There is a timer setting with “VPS / PDC” in the If any programme positions are unused
SCHEDULE list. or contain unwanted channels, you can
– The SMARTLINK features are not available disable them (page 132).
when “Power Save” is set to “Mode 1” or “Mode
2.” b Note
The timer settings for the replaced channels are
deleted.

130 ,continued 131

Download from TV
Channel Options Signal Check Aerial Reception If you connect a TV to this recorder with
SMARTLINK, you can preset programme
You can skip or lock certain channels. You can check the signal strength and quality
of the channel.
Settings (Analog Tuner) positions by downloading from your TV.
1 Select “Channel Options” in “Digital For details, refer to the operating instructions
Tuner,” and press ENTER. 1 Select “Signal Check” in “Digital The “Analog Tuner” setup helps you to make supplied with your TV.
2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER. Tuner,” and press ENTER. analogue tuner and programme position 1 Select “Download from TV,” and press
2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER. settings for the recorder. ENTER.
3 Enter your four-digit password using the
number buttons, and press ENTER. 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the
2 Select your country/region using </,,
To set a password, see page 145. and press ENTER.
recorder is in stop mode. The tuner preset data will be downloaded
2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press from your TV to this recorder.
ENTER. If any programme positions are unused
or contain unwanted channels, you can
3 Select “Analog Tuner,” and press disable them (page 134).
ENTER.
To check the signal strength and quality The “Analog Tuner” setup appears with
of other channels, select a channel using the following options. The default Manual CH Setting
</,. settings are underlined.
4 Select the programme position you want To turn off the display, press SYSTEM Presets programme positions manually.
to skip or lock using M/m, and press MENU. If some programme positions could not be set
using the “Easy Setup” function, you can set
ENTER. D.TV Language them manually.
5 Select an option, and press ENTER. If there is no sound or if the picture is
• To skip the programme position, select Selects main and sub audio/subtitle
languages or teletext language for bilingual distorted, the wrong tuner system may have
. been preset during “Easy Setup.” Set the
• To lock the programme position, select programmes.
correct tuner system manually in the steps
. 1 Select “D.TV Language” in “Digital below.
A check mark appears in the check box Tuner,” and press ENTER.
next to the selected programme position. 1 Select “Manual CH Setting” in “Analog
2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER. Tuner,” and press ENTER.
2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
Auto Skip Auto Channel Setting 3 Select your country/region using </,,
and press ENTER.
Selects whether to skip radio or data Auto Scan
channels. If you connect a TV to this recorder not using
Programme position

Off No channels are skipped. SMARTLINK, you can preset programme


Settings and Adjustments

positions automatically using “Auto Scan.”


Radio Radio channels are skipped. 1 Select “Auto Channel Setting” in
3 Select an item using M/m. “Analog Tuner,” and press ENTER.
Data Data channels are skipped.
4 Select a language using </,. 2 Select “Auto Scan,” and press ENTER.
Radio & Radio and data channels are
Data skipped when selecting
3 Select your country/region using </,,
channels. and press ENTER.
The programme position order will be set
according to the country/region you set.
If any programme positions are unused 4 Press ./> to select the programme
or contain unwanted channels, you can position.
disable them (page 134). 5 Select the item you want to change using
M/m, and change the settings using </
,, then press ENTER.
• To preset another programme position,
repeat from step 4.

132 ,continued 133

1-32
Skip Sound System Receivable channels
Select an available TV system (page 135).
TV system Channel coverage
Channel Swapping
On Select this when the
programme position is unused B/G Select this when in West BG (West European E2 – E12 VHF After the programme positions have been set,
or contains unwanted channels. European countries, except Countries, except you can change the order of each programme
The selected position will be those listed in “Receivable Italia A – H VHF
those listed below) position in the display list.
skipped when you press PROG channels” on page 135. E21 – E69 UHF
+/–. 1 Select “Channel Swapping” in “Analog
D/K Select this when in East S1 – S20 CATV Tuner,” and press ENTER.
Off Does not skip the selected European countries.
programme position.
S21 – S41 HYPER 2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
I Select this when in Great S01 – S05 CATV
Britain/Ireland.
CH System DK (East European R1 – R12 VHF
Select the region to get the best broadcast Countries)
L Select this when in France. R21 – R69 UHF
reception.
S1 – S20 CATV
FR Select this when in France. Name
S21 – S41 HYPER
Changes or enters a new station name (up to
Western Select this when in West 5 characters). The recorder must receive S01 – S05 CATV
Euro European countries.
programme position information (e.g., I (Great Britain/ Ireland A – J VHF
SMARTLINK information) for station 3 Press M/m to select the programme
UK & IE Select this when in Great Ireland)
names to appear automatically. South Africa 4 – 11, 13 position number you want to swap, and
Britain/Ireland. VHF press ,.
Press ,, then press </, repeatedly to
select a character. B21 – B69 UHF • To display other pages, press ./
Eastern Select this when in East
Euro European countries. To change the characters, press M/m to move > repeatedly.
S1 – S20 CATV
the cursor, and press </,. 4 Press M/m to select the programme
S21 – S41 HYPER position number to swap for the one
AFT
Decoder S01 – S05 CATV selected in step 3, and press ENTER.
On Turns on the Auto Fine Tuning Sets the external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal The programme position numbers are
function. L* (France) F2 – F10 VHF
Plus analogue decoder) channels. swapped.
Normally select this position. For details, see page 34. F21 – F69 UHF • To swap the programme position
B – Q CATV number of another station, repeat from
Off Allows you to adjust the Channel step 3.
picture manually.
Press </, repeatedly until the programme S21 – S41 HYPER
position you want is displayed. * To receive broadcasts in France, select “L.”
• If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
• To select a cable or satellite programme
work effectively, select “Off” and press m.
position, press </, until the programme
Press </, to obtain a clearer picture, and
position you want is displayed.
press ENTER.

Settings and Adjustments


134 135

z Hint LINE 1 In
Video Settings (Video In/ When “Input Line System” is set to “NTSC,” you
can select “Auto,” “3.58NTSC,” or “PAL-60.”
Selects a method of inputting video signals
for the LINE 1/DECODER jack. The picture
Audio Input Settings
Out) b Note will not be clear if this setting does not match (Audio In)
“Input Colour System” cannot be set when viewing the type of video input signal.
The “Video In/Out” settings will adjust items digital broadcasts. The “Audio In” setup allows you to adjust the
Video Inputs video signals.
related to the image, such as size and colour. sound according to the playback and
Select the settings according to the type of Component Video Out S-Video Inputs S-video signals. connection conditions.
TV, tuner, or decoder connected to the DVD Selects the signal format in which the
recorder. recorder outputs video signals: interlace or RGB Inputs RGB signals. 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the
progressive, from the COMPONENT recorder is in stop mode.
1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the VIDEO OUT jacks. Decoder Select this when connecting
to an external decoder 2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press
recorder is in stop mode.
Normal(Inter- Outputs signals in the (PAY-TV/Canal Plus ENTER.
2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press lace) interlace format. analogue decoder). If you
connect to a cable box/ 3 Select “Audio In,” and press ENTER.
ENTER.
Progressive Outputs signals in the satellite receiver such as The “Audio In” setup appears with the
3 Select “Video In/Out,” and press progressive format. Select
this when you want to view
CanalSat, do not select this
option.
following options. The default settings
ENTER. are underlined.
progressive signals.
The “Video In/Out” setup appears with
the following options. The default NTSC on PAL TV
settings are underlined. b Notes Sets the recorder to convert signals of the
• When you set “LINE 3 Out” to “RGB,” you NTSC colour system to the PAL colour
cannot set “Component Video Out.”
system to play NTSC discs on PAL-only
• When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO TVs. Refer to the operating instructions
OUT jacks, do not set “LINE 3 Out” to “RGB.” If supplied with your TV.
you set “LINE 3 Out” to “RGB,” in this case, the
picture may not appear. On Plays NTSC discs on PAL-
• When picture noise appears after you set the only TVs.
recorder to progressive format, hold down x
(stop) on the recorder, and press Z (open/close) Off Select this if the connected NICAM Select (page 72)
on the recorder. TV is a multi-system
• No video signals are output when using the (NTSC-compatible) TV. NICAM Normally select this
HDMI connection. position.
Input Colour System
Selects the colour system when picture noise Standard Select this if the sound from
LINE 3 Out
appears after you change the “Input Line NICAM broadcasts is not
System” setting (page 130). Selects a method of outputting video signals clear.
for the LINE 3 – TV jack.
Auto
Settings and Adjustments

Recorder automatically
detects signals of colour Video Outputs video signals. Analog Tuner Level
systems and selects the If the playback sound is distorted, set this
appropriate colour system. S-Video Outputs S-video signals. item to “Compression.” The recorder reduces
the audio output level.
PAL Selects the PAL colour RGB Outputs RGB signals.
This function affects the output of the
system when “Input Line following jacks:
System” is set to “PAL/ b Notes – LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
SECAM.” • If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB – LINE 3 – TV jack
signals, the image will not be displayed in the
SECAM Selects the SECAM colour – LINE 1/DECODER jack
selected method on the TV screen even if you
system when “Input Line select “S-Video” or “RGB.” See the instructions Normal Normally select this
System” is set to “PAL/ supplied with your TV. position.
SECAM.” • SMARTLINK is available only when “Video” is
selected. Compression Select this when the
• RGB signals are not output when using the HDMI playback sound from the
connection. speakers is distorted.

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External Audio DTS Output (DVD VIDEOs only) MPEG Output (DVD VIDEOs only)
Stereo Select this when receiving Audio Output Settings Selects whether or not to output DTS signals. Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
stereo programmes from
connected equipment.
(Audio Out) On Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
MPEG Select this when the
recorder is connected to an
audio component with a audio component with a
Bilingual Select this when receiving The “Audio Out” setup allows you to switch built-in DTS decoder. built-in MPEG decoder.
bilingual programmes the method of outputting audio signals when
from connected you connect a component such as an Off Select this when the MPEG -> Select this when the
equipment. amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack. recorder is connected to an PCM recorder is connected to an
If you connect a component that does not audio component without a audio component without a
b Note accept the selected audio signal, a loud noise built-in DTS decoder. built-in MPEG decoder. If
When receiving audio input signals from the DV you play MPEG audio
(or no sound) will come from the speakers, sound tracks, the recorder
input jack, the recorder automatically selects and may affect your ears or cause speaker b Note
“Stereo” or “Bilingual” regardless of the “External outputs stereo signals via
damage. When HDMI output is performed to equipment not
Audio” setting. the DIGITAL OUT
compatible with DTS signals, the signals will not be
(COAXIAL) jack.
Bilingual Recording 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the
output regardless of the “DTS Output” setting.

Selects the sound to be recorded. recorder is in stop mode. 96 kHz PCM Output (DVD VIDEOs only) b Note

A/L Records the main sound


2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press Selects the sampling frequency of the audio If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
not compatible with MPEG audio signals, the PCM
ENTER. signal.
for the bilingual signals will be automatically output even when you
programme.
3 Select “Audio Out,” and press ENTER. 96 kHz ->
48 kHz
The audio signals of DVD
VIDEOs are converted to
select “MPEG.”

B/R Records the sub sound for The “Audio Out” setup appears with the Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
48 kHz and output.
the bilingual programme. following options. The default settings
(DVDs only)
are underlined. 96 kHz All signals containing Selects the dynamic range (difference
b Note 96 kHz are output without between soft and loud sounds) setting when
When recording a bilingual audio signal to the conversion. However, the playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio
HDD (when “HDD Recording Format” is set to signals are output at 48 kHz
if copyright-protected
DRC.” This affects the output from the
“Video Mode Off” (page 144) (except in PCM following jacks:
mode)) or a DVD-RW/DVD-R in VR mode (except signals are contained.
– LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
in PCM mode), both audio channels are recorded
– LINE 3 – TV jack
and you can select the sound when playing. b Notes
– LINE 1/DECODER jack
• “96 kHz PCM Output” setting has no effect when
DV Input audio signals are output from the LINE 2 OUT – DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT
Select the setting for the audio input when (R-AUDIO-L) jacks or LINE 3 – TV/LINE 1/ jack only when “Dolby Digital Output” is
DV camcorder dubbing. DECODER jack. If the sampling frequency is set to “Dolby Digital -> PCM” (page 138).
Select “Mix (Stereo 1: 75 %)”/“Mix (Stereo Dolby Digital Output (HDD/DVDs only) 96 kHz, signals are simply converted to analogue
Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal. signals and output. On Makes low sounds clear
1: 50 %)”/“Mix (Stereo 1: 25 %)” or “Stereo even if you turn the volume
• If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment

Settings and Adjustments


2” only if you have added a second audio down.
Dolby Digital Select this when the not compatible with 96 kHz signals, 48 kHz PCM
when recording with your digital video recorder is connected to an will be automatically output even when you select
camera. audio component with a “96 kHz.” Off Normally select this
built-in Dolby Digital position.
Stereo 1 Records original decoder.
sound only.
Normally select this Dolby Digital Select this when the
when dubbing a DV -> PCM recorder is connected to an
format tape. audio component lacking a
built-in Dolby Digital
Stereo 2 Records additional decoder.
audio only.

Mix (Stereo 1: 75 %) b Note


If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment
Records both stereo not compatible with Dolby Digital signals, the
Mix (Stereo 1: 50 %)
1 and 2. PCM signals will be automatically output even
Mix (Stereo 1: 25 %) when you select “Dolby Digital.”

138 139

Auto Language Manual recording mode


Language Settings The “Auto Language” function is available
when “Audio Language” and “Subtitle
Recording Settings The table below shows the approximate
recording times for the HDD and the different
(Language) Language” are set to the same language, and (Recording) DVD types in each manual recording mode,
“Subtitle Display” is set to “On.” as well as the standard recording mode
The “Language” setup allows you to adjust The “Recording” setup allows you to adjust equivalents.
On For DVD VIDEOs whose
language settings. main audio track is the recording settings. The recording time for the HDD
language you set in “Audio Approx. recording time (hours)
1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the Language” and “Subtitle 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the Recording
RDR- RDR- RDR- RDR-
recorder is in stop mode. Language,” the recorder recorder is in stop mode. mode
plays the main audio track HXD770 HXD870 HXD970 HXD1070
2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press without subtitles. 2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press HQ+*1 17 23 36 73
ENTER. For DVD VIDEOs whose ENTER.
main audio track is not the PCM*2 25 34 53 105
3 Select “Language,” and press ENTER. language you set in “Audio 3 Select “Recording,” and press MN32 25 34 53 105
The “Language” setup appears with the Language” and “Subtitle ENTER. (HQ)
following options. The default settings Language,” the recorder The “Recording” setup appears with the
plays the main audio track MN31 27 36 57 115
are underlined. following options. The default settings
with subtitles in the MN30 29 39 61 120
language you set.
are underlined.
MN29 31 42 66 130
Off Turns off the function.
MN28 33 45 70 140
MN27 36 48 75 150
DVD Menu Language (DVD VIDEO only)
Switches the language for the DVD menu. MN26 37 50 79 155
Select “w/Subtitle Language” to set the same (HSP)
language as the language you set in “Subtitle MN25 39 53 84 165
Language.”
MN24 42 56 88 175
OSD Language Subtitle Display MN23 44 59 92 185
Switches the display language on the screen. Manual Rec. Mode
On Displays subtitles. MN22 46 62 97 195
Audio Language (DVD VIDEO only) On (go to Allows you to select all MN21 51 68 105 210
Switches the language of the sound track. Off Does not display subtitles. setup) recording modes. (SP)
Select this, and press
Assist Subtitle Displays special assistive MN20 54 73 115 230
Subtitle Language (DVD VIDEO only) ENTER.
subtitles, where available. Then, select a recording MN19 59 79 120 245
Switches the language of the subtitles
mode using </,, and
recorded on the disc. press ENTER. MN18 63 84 130 265
z Hint (LSP)
Settings and Adjustments

If you select “Others” in “Audio Language,”


“Subtitle Language,” or “DVD Menu Language,” Off Allows you to select MN17 67 90 140 280
press m, and enter a language code from “Language standard recording modes
only. MN16 72 96 150 300
Code List” on page 167.
MN15 75 100 155 315
b Note (ESP)
If you select a language in “DVD Menu Language,”
MN14 78 105 165 335
“Subtitle Language,” or “Audio Language” that is
not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of the MN13 82 110 175 350
recorded languages will be automatically selected.
MN12 86 115 185 370
MN11 90 120 190 390
MN10 93 125 200 405
MN9 100 135 210 420
(LP)
MN8 110 150 235 475

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Approx. recording time (hours) Approx. recording time Resolution Auto Chapter (HDD/VR) (HDD/DVD-RW/
Recording (hours) The first figure refers to when “Input Line DVD-R in VR mode only)
mode RDR- RDR- RDR- RDR- System” is set to “NTSC”; the second when
HXD770 HXD870 HXD970 HXD1070 Recording DVD+RW/
mode set to “PAL/SECAM” in the “Basic” setup On The recorder detects
DVD-RW/ DVD+R DL/ changes in the picture and
MN7 120 165 265 530 DVD+R/ DVD-R DL (page 130).
sound and automatically
MN6 150 200 315 635 DVD-R For the HDD (“HDD Recording Format” is set inserts chapter marks (up to
(EP)
MN12 3 hr. 30 min. 6 hr. 17 min. to “Video Mode Off”)/DVD-RW (VR mode)/ 99 chapters for one title
MN5 175 235 370 745 DVD-R (VR mode) recorded on the HDD).
MN11 3 hr. 40 min. 6 hr. 35 min. HQ+, PCM, MN32 to MN16: 720 × 480 / 720
MN4 200 270 425 850 × 576 Off No chapter mark is inserted.
MN10 3 hr. 50 min. 6 hr. 53 min.
(SLP) MN15 to MN12: 544 × 480 / 544 × 576
MN9 (LP) 4 7 hr. 11 min.
MN3 255 340 530 1060 MN11 to MN9: 480 × 480 / 544 × 576 b Notes
(SEP) MN8 4 hr. 30 min. 8 hr. 4 min. MN8 and MN7: 352 × 480 / 352 × 576 • The actual chapter mark interval may vary
MN6 to MN1: 352 × 240 / 352 × 288 depending on the amount of information
MN2 300 405 635 1275 MN7 5 8 hr. 58 min.
contained in the video to be recorded.
For the HDD (“HDD Recording Format” is set
MN1 340 455 710 1420 MN6*3 (EP) 6 10 hr. 46 min. • Chapter marks are automatically inserted, where
to “Video Mode On”)/DVD+RW/DVD-RW the date or time information changes on the tape,
MN5*3 7 12 hr. 34 min. (Video mode)/DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode) when “Auto Chapter (HDD/VR)” is set to “On”
The recording time for DVDs HQ+, PCM, MN32 to MN9: 720 × 480 / 720
MN4*3 (SLP) 8 14 hr. 21 min. during DV dubbing to the HDD or a DVD-RW/
Approx. recording time × 576 DVD-R (VR mode).
(hours) MN3*3*4 (SEP*4) 10 17 hr. 57 min. MN8 and MN7: 352 × 480 / 352 × 576
Recording DVD+RW/ MN2*3*4 12 21 hr. 32 min. MN6 to MN1: 352 × 240 / 352 × 288 Auto Chapter (Video) (DVD-RW/DVD-R in
mode DVD-RW/ DVD+R DL/ Video mode only)
MN1*3*4 13 hr. 24
DVD+R/ DVD-R DL 22 min.
Rec. Mode Adjust
DVD-R No No chapter mark is inserted.
*1 Records in higher quality (15 Mbps). On Automatically adjusts the Separation
PCM*2 1 hr. 1 min. 1 hr. 51 min. recording mode to enable
HQ+ mode is not available for DVDs. When
MN32 (HQ) 1 hr. 1 min. 1 hr. 51 min. recording to DVDs, the recording mode the entire programme to be 10 minutes Inserts chapter marks at
automatically switches to HQ mode even if you recorded (page 74). approximately 10-minute
MN31 1 hr. 5 min. 1 hr. 57 min. intervals.
set to HQ+ mode.
MN30 1 hr. 10 min. 2 hr. 6 min. *2 Audio signals are recorded in 48kHz PCM Off Turns off the function.
format, and video signals are recorded in HQ 15 minutes Inserts chapter marks at
MN29 1 hr. 15 min. 2 hr. 15 min. mode. When recording a bilingual programme, approximately 15-minute
Subtitle Recording intervals.
MN28 1 hr. 20 min. 2 hr. 24 min. select the sound to be recorded (page 138).
*3 Titles recorded in MN6 or lower mode cannot be
On Records digital broadcast
MN27 1 hr. 25 min. 2 hr. 33 min. dubbed to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs at high speed.
*4
subtitles. Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW) (DVD+RW/
MN26 (HSP) 1 hr. 30 min. 2 hr. 41 min. SEP, MN1, MN2, or MN3 mode is not available
for DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD+R DLs. When
DVD+R only)
Off No digital broadcast
MN25 1 hr. 35 min. 2 hr. 50 min. recording to DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the subtitles are recorded. No No chapter mark is inserted.
recording mode automatically switches to SLP

Settings and Adjustments


MN24 1 hr. 40 min. 2 hr. 59 min. Separation
mode even if you set to SEP, MN1, MN2, or
MN23 1 hr. 45 min. 3 hr. 8 min. MN3 mode. Set Thumbnail
10 minutes Inserts chapter marks at
MN22 1 hr. 50 min. 3 hr. 17 min.
Selects a scene for the thumbnail picture approximately 10-minute
z Hint shown in the Title List. intervals.
MN21 (SP) 2 3 hr. 35 min. Audio signals are recorded in Dolby Digital 2 ch
format (except for PCM mode). 0 seconds The first frame of the title is
MN20 2 hr. 10 min. 3 hr. 53 min. 15 minutes Inserts chapter marks at
set for the thumbnail approximately 15-minute
MN19 2 hr. 20 min. 4 hr. 11 min. picture. intervals.
MN18 (LSP) 2 hr. 30 min. 4 hr. 29 min. 30 seconds The frame at 30 seconds
MN17 2 hr. 40 min. 4 hr. 47 min. from the first frame is set for
the thumbnail picture.
MN16 2 hr. 50 min. 5 hr. 5 min.
MN15 (ESP) 3 5 hr. 23 min. 3 minutes The frame at 3 minutes from
the first frame is set for the
MN14 3 hr. 10 min. 5 hr. 41 min. thumbnail picture.
MN13 3 hr. 20 min. 5 hr. 59 min.

142 ,continued 143

HDD Recording Format 4:3 Letter Box


Selects the HDD recording format. Playback Settings Limitation Settings
Video Mode
Off
Records to the HDD in VR
mode.
(Playback) (Parental Lock)
When recording stereo and 4:3 Pan Scan
bilingual programmes, both The “Playback” setup allows you to adjust The “Parental Lock” setup allows you to set
main and sub sounds can be the playback settings. the password and limit the operations.
recorded.

Video Mode Records to the HDD in


1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the
recorder is in stop mode. 16:9 recorder is in stop mode.
On Video mode.
When recording stereo and
bilingual programmes, only
2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press 2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press
ENTER. ENTER.
one sound track (main or
sub) can be recorded.
Set “Bilingual Recording”
3 Select “Playback,” and press ENTER. 3 Select “Parental Lock,” and press
The “Playback” setup appears with the b Note ENTER.
to “A/L” (default) or “B/R” Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be
in the “Audio In” setup
following options. The default settings The “Parental Lock” setup display
are underlined. selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or appears with the following options. The
(page 138). vice-versa.
default settings are underlined.
To turn off the display, press SYSTEM
z Hint Pause Mode
The HDD contents recorded in Video mode can be MENU.
Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
dubbed to a disc at high speed (page 98).
Field Outputs a stable, generally
shake-free image.

Frame Outputs a sharp image, but


may be prone to shake.

Auto Outputs a generally less


TV Type sharp but more stable still
Select the playback picture size according to image.
the type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide
mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV). Seamless Playback (HDD/DVD-RW/DVD- Set Password/Change Password
R in VR mode only) You can set or change the password that gives
4:3 Letter Box Select this when connecting
to a 4:3 screen TV. Displays access to the “Channel Options” settings in
a wide picture with bands On Playback is smooth, but the “Digital Tuner” setup and the “Parental
on the upper and lower with a trade-off against the Lock” settings.
portions of the screen. accuracy of the edit points.
1 Select “Set Password” or “Change
Settings and Adjustments

Off You may notice momentary Password” in “Parental Lock,” and press
4:3 Pan Scan Select this when connecting
to a 4:3 screen TV. interruption at edited points ENTER.
during playback of a VR
Automatically displays a
mode Playlist. 2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER.
wide picture on the entire The display for registering a password
screen and cuts off the appears.
portions that do not fit. Angle Indicator (DVD VIDEOs only) Example: when you select “Set
16:9 Select this when connecting Password” in step 1
On Displays “ ” on the TV
to a wide-screen TV or TV screen if various angles
with a wide mode function. (multi-angles) for a scene
are recorded on the disc.

Off Does not display “ ” on


the TV screen.

144 ,continued 145

1-35
3 Enter your four-digit password using the 4 Select “Code” (geographic area) as the
720 x 576p*1 Sends 720×576p video
number buttons, and press ENTER.
• To change the password, enter your
playback limitation level, and press
ENTER.
HDMI Settings (HDMI signals.
four-digit password in the “Current The area is selected. Output) 720 x 480p*2 Sends 720×480p video
Password” row using the number • When you select “Number,” press the signals.
buttons, and press ENTER. Then enter number buttons to select and enter a The “HDMI Output” setup allows you to
a new password in the “New Password” country/area code in the table 720 x 576i*1 Sends 720×576i video
adjust items related to the HDMI connection.
row using the number buttons. (page 168), and press ENTER. signals.
You can select “HDMI Output” only when
The password setting/password changing 5 Select “Change Level,” and press connecting equipment to the HDMI OUT
setting is completed. 720 x 480i*2 Sends 720×480i video
ENTER. jack. signals.
b Note
If you forgot your password, reset the recorder 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the *1 Can be selected only when “Input Line System”
recorder is in stop mode. is set to “PAL/SECAM” in the “Basic” setup
(page 158).
(page 130).
DVD Playback (DVD VIDEO only) 2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press *2
Can be selected only when “Input Line System”
ENTER. is set to “NTSC” in the “Basic” setup (page 130).
Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be
limited according to a predetermined level, 3 Select “HDMI Output,” and press b Notes
such as the age of the users. Scenes may be ENTER. • When picture noise appears after you change the
blocked or replaced with different scenes. “Screen Resolution” setting, hold down x (stop)
The “HDMI Output” setup appears with
1 Select “DVD Playback” in “Parental
6 Enter your four-digit password using the
the following options. The default
on the recorder, and press Z (open/close) on the
number buttons, and press ENTER. recorder.
Lock,” and press ENTER. settings are underlined. • When “Colour” is set to “YCbCr 4:2:2” in the
To register a new password, see “Set 7 Select the level. After connecting equipment to the HDMI “HDMI Output” setup, you cannot select “720 x
Password/Change Password” on The lower the value, the stricter the OUT jack, “Screen Resolution,” “4:3 576i” (or “720 x 480i”).
page 145. limitation. Video Output,” and “Colour” are
Discs rated higher than the selected level automatically set to the appropriate 4:3 Video Output
will be restricted. settings. This setting is effective only when you set
8 Press ENTER. “TV Type” to “16:9” in the “Playback” setup.
The DVD Playback setting is completed. Adjust this setting to watch 4:3 aspect ratio
To cancel the DVD Playback setting for signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on
the disc, select “Off” in step 7. your TV, change the setting on your TV, not
this recorder.
D.TV Age Limit Note that this setting is effective only for
Viewing of some digital TV programmes can HDMI connection.
2 Select “Standard,” and press ENTER. be limited according to the age limit you set.
Full Select this when you can
To watch programmes that exceed the age change the aspect ratio on
limit you set, your password is required. your TV.
(for customers in France/Denmark/Finland,

Settings and Adjustments


Screen Resolution
or Sweden only) Selects the type of video signals output from Normal Select this when you cannot
change the aspect ratio on
1 Select “D.TV Age Limit” in “Parental the HDMI OUT jack. If the picture is not your TV. Shows a 4:3 size
Lock,” and press ENTER. clear, natural or to your satisfaction, try video with the aspect ratio
2 Select “Next Screen,” and press ENTER. another option that suits the disc and your as it is.
The “D.TV Age Limit” display appears. TV/projector, etc. For details, refer also to the
instruction manual supplied with the TV/
3 Enter your four-digit password using the 3 Enter your four-digit password using the projector, etc.
number buttons, and press ENTER. number buttons, and press ENTER.
1920 x 1080p Sends 1920×1080p video
4 Select an age as limitation level, and
signals.
press ENTER.
The setting is completed. 16:9 aspect ratio TV
1920 x 1080i Sends 1920×1080i video
To cancel the setting, select “Off.” signals.

1280 x 720p Sends 1280×720p video


signals.

146 ,continued 147

Colour HDMI Control Command Mode


Selects the method of outputting video
signals for the HDMI jack. On Allows you to use the Other Settings (Options) Changes the Command Mode of the recorder
to avoid interference with your other Sony
HDMI control features
DVD recorder or player.
RGB (0-255) Outputs RGB (0-255) (page 21). The “Options” and “Options 2” setups allow
signals. Select this when you to set up other operational settings. 1 Select “Command Mode” in “Options,”
connecting to an RGB (0- Off Turns off the function. and press ENTER.
255) device. 1 Press SYSTEM MENU while the 2 Select a Command Mode (DVD1,
recorder is in stop mode. DVD2, or DVD3), and press ENTER.
RGB (16-235) Outputs RGB (16-235)
signals. Select this if
colours appear overly rich
2 Select “Initial Setup,” and press b Note
ENTER. The default command mode setting for this
and the black appears too recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.
deep. 3 Select “Options” or “Options 2,” and The remote does not function if different
press ENTER. command modes are set for the recorder and
YCbCr 4:2:2 Outputs 10-bit YCbCr remote. Set the same command mode.
4:2:2 component signals. The “Options” or “Options 2” setup
appears with the following options. The 3 Set the Command Mode for the remote
YCbCr 4:4:4 Outputs 8-bit YCbCr default settings are underlined. so it matches the Command Mode for the
4:4:4 component signals. Example: “Options” setup recorder you set above.
Follow the steps below to set the
b Notes Command Mode on the remote.
• Some settings may not be available depending on 1 Hold down ENTER.
the connected device. 2 While holding down ENTER, enter
• When a DVI device is connected, you cannot the Command Mode code number
select “YCbCr 4:2:2” or “YCbCr 4:4:4.”
using the number buttons.
• When “Screen Resolution” is set to “720 x 576i”
(or “720 x 480i”) in the “HDMI Output” setup, Command Mode Code number
you cannot select “YCbCr 4:2:2.”
DVD1 number button 1
Audio Output DVD2 number button 2
Selects the type of audio signal output from Options DVD3 number button 3
the HDMI OUT jack.
On Screen Display 3 Hold down both the number and
Auto Outputs Dolby Digital,
ENTER buttons at the same time for
MPEG and DTS audio On Automatically displays
signals as a bitstream more than three seconds.
information on the screen
signal. Normally select when the recorder is turned
this position. z Hint
on, etc.
You can check the Command Mode for the recorder
PCM Converts all audio signals in the front panel display.
Off Displays information only
Settings and Adjustments

except for DTS signals to when DISPLAY is pressed. Command In the front panel
PCM. Mode display
Bitstream Select this if the Front Panel Display DVD1 “1” appears.
Priority connected device is Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
DVD2 “2” appears.
compatible with bitstream
audio. On Bright lighting. DVD3 Either “1” or “2” does not
appear.
Off Turns off the lighting when
b Notes the power is off.
• The PCM signals may not be output even when
you select “Auto” depending on the “Audio Out”
settings, number of audio channels, and the
HDMI-connected device.
• The “Audio Output” function is not available
when a DVI device is connected.

148 ,continued 149

1-36
SMARTLINK Auto Update
Picture noise appears.
This Recorder Allows you to use the On Updates the software , If the picture output signal from your
Additional Information
Only SMARTLINK function automatically. Normally, recorder passes through your VCR to get to
with the recorder when the select this position. your TV, or if you are connected to a
recorder is in standby mode. Troubleshooting combination TV/VIDEO player, the copy-
Off Does not update the protection signal applied to some DVD
Pass Through Allows you to use the software automatically. programmes could affect picture quality. If
If you experience any of the following
SMARTLINK function you still experience this problem even when
with the connected
difficulties while using the recorder, use this
Technical Info. you connect your recorder directly to your
equipment when the troubleshooting guide to help remedy the
You can check the current hardware and TV, try connecting your recorder to your
recorder is in standby mode. problem before requesting repairs. Should
software versions of the digital tuner. TV’s S VIDEO input.
any problem persist, consult your nearest
Sony dealer. , You have set the recorder to progressive
b Note format even though your TV cannot accept
Set “Power Save” to “Off” in the “Basic” setup Options 2 the progressive signal. In this case, hold
(page 130) to set “SMARTLINK” to “Pass
Through.” Power down x (stop) on the recorder, and press
USB Z (open/close) on the recorder.
DivX Restart USB Device The power does not turn on. , Even if your TV is compatible with
Restarts the connected USB device if it does , Check that the mains lead is connected progressive format (525p/625p) signals, the
Registration Code image may be affected when you set the
not respond to the recorder. If the connected securely.
Displays the registration code of DivX video recorder to progressive format. In this case,
USB device still does not work properly, try
files for this recorder. hold down x (stop) on the recorder, and
following:
For more information, go to http:// press Z (open/close) on the unit and the
www.divx.com/vod on the Internet.
– Turn the connected USB device off and on Tuner
again. recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
– Disconnect and then connect the USB The channel is not found or stored or , You are playing a title recorded in a colour
Set Preview (HDD only)
cable. missed. system that is different from your TV.
Selects the thumbnail type shown in the Title , Noise may appear in the pictures recorded
List. Confirm Printer , Make sure that your aerial is properly
Displays the manufacturer and model name connected to the recorder. on the HDD, which is due to the
Quick Plays short excerpts from of the printer connected to the recorder. Note , Confirm with your dealer that you are in an characteristics of HDD, and is not a
Preview throughout the selected that this function may not work depending on area that can receive a digital signal. malfunction.
title. the printer. , Check your aerial installation. , When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
Normal Plays the selected title from TV Pause interrupted at the point where the layers
the beginning.
Selects the tuner for the TV Pause (page 87). Picture switch.

Software Update TV’s Tuner Selects this when There is no picture. There is no picture or picture noise
You can check the current software version connecting the recorder to , Re-connect all connecting cords securely. appears when connected to the DV IN
your TV using the SCART
of the built-in digital tuner and keep it up to , The connecting cords are damaged. jack.
jack.
date with the latest software. , Check the connection to your TV (page 15). , Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
Manual Update Recorder’s Selects this when , Switch the input selector on your TV (such and on again. 2Turn the connected
Updates the software manually. Tuner connecting the recorder to as to “VCR” and “AV 1”) so that the signal equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect

Additional Information
your TV not using the from the recorder appears on the TV screen. and then connect the i.LINK cable again.
1 Select “Software Update” in “Options,” SCART jack. , Check that the “Video In/Out” setup is set
and press ENTER. to the appropriate item that conforms to
There is no picture or picture noise appears
2 Press “Next Screen” and press ENTER. your system (page 136).
, If you connect the recorder to your TV via when connected to the HDMI OUT jack.
3 Select “Start,” and press ENTER. , Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
4 Select “Yes,” and press ENTER. jacks, set “Component Video Out” in the and on again. 2Turn the connected
The update starts. “Video In/Out” setup to “Progressive” equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
To cancel, press SYSTEM MENU. (page 136). and then connect the HDMI cord again.
The new software will be available next time , A scrambled channel is selected.
the recorder is turned on. , When playing a double-layer DVD, the
video and audio may be momentarily
interrupted at the point where the layers
switch.
150 ,continued 151

, If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video


TV channels cannot be changed. Programme listings for some programme
output, changing the “Screen Resolution”
, The channel is skipped (page 134).
GUIDE Plus+ system (in the UK positions are missing.
setting in the “HDMI Output” setup may only)
, A timer recording started, which changed , The programme guide data may not be
solve the problem (page 147). Connect the
the channels. updated. Turn off the recorder and let the
TV and the recorder using a video jack GUIDE Plus+ system does not appear.
, The Parental Lock is activated (page 145). recorder receive the programme guide data.
other than HDMI OUT, and switch the
, 1Even if you complete “Easy Setup,” TV , Some broadcast stations support only two
TV’s input to the connected video input so programme listings do not appear until the
that you can see the on-screen displays. The picture from equipment connected to days of data. For details, see the following
recorder receives the GUIDE Plus+ data. website:
Change the “Screen Resolution” setting in the recorder’s input jack does not appear
2Turn off the recorder, but do not unplug www.europe.guideplus.com
the “HDMI Output” setup, and switch the on the screen. it. 3Wait for 24 hours. It may take several , All of the GUIDE Plus+ data could not be
TV’s input back to HDMI. If the picture still , If the equipment is connected to the LINE days for the recorder to receive the GUIDE
does not appear, repeat the steps and try received because the reception is poor.
1/DECODER jack, select “L1” in the front Plus+ data for all programme positions. If
other options. panel display by pressing INPUT. the recorder does not receive the GUIDE
, The recorder is connected to an input device If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 The programme listing is not up to date.
Plus+ data after 24 hours, set the host
that is not HDCP compliant (page 19). IN jacks, select “L2” in the front panel , The recorder was in use during the time that
channel manually (page 69).
, When picture noise appears after you display by pressing INPUT. , The country/region or postal code is
the GUIDE Plus+ data was scheduled to be
change the “Screen Resolution” setting, downloaded.
incorrect. Correctly set your country/region
hold down x (stop) on the recorder, and The playback picture or TV programme , All of the GUIDE Plus+ data could not be
and postal code (page 26).
press Z (open/close) on the recorder. , When the recorder is connected to a set top
received because the reception is poor.
from the equipment connected through the
recorder is distorted. box receiver, the set top box receiver must
TV programme reception does not fill the , If the playback picture output from a DVD be turned on to download the GUIDE Plus+
screen. data.
Sound
player, VCR, or tuner goes through your
, Set the channel manually in “Manual CH recorder before reaching your TV, the copy- , Area numbers that cannot be received using
GUIDE Plus+ are set. Select “Easy Setup”
There is no sound.
Setting” in the “Analog Tuner” setup protection signal applied to some
, Re-connect all connections securely.
(page 133). programmes could affect picture quality. in the “Basic” setup from “Initial Setup” in
, The connecting cord is damaged.
, Select the correct source using the INPUT Disconnect the playback equipment in the System Menu, and follow the on-screen
, The input source setting on the audio
button, or select a channel of any TV question and connect it directly to your TV. instructions to make the settings again
component or the connection to the audio
programme using the PROG +/– buttons. (page 26).
component is incorrect.
, The “Time Lock” function on your cable
The picture does not fill the screen. , The recorder is in reverse play, fast-
The picture is breaking up. box is activated. Set this function to off.
, Set “TV Type” in the “Playback” setup in forward, slow motion, or pause mode.
, The signal strength is low. , If the host channel has changed or moved,
accordance with the screen size of your TV , If the audio signal does not come through
, Check aerial installation. the programme guide data cannot be
(page 144). the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI
received. In this case, follow the steps in
OUT jacks, check the “Audio Out” setup
“Searching for the GUIDE Plus+ host
TV programme pictures are distorted. The picture does not fill the screen, even (page 138).
channel” (page 68) to update the host
, Reorient the TV aerial. though the picture size is set in “TV Type” , The recorder supports only MP3 audio,
channel setting. If the problem persists after
, Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction Dolby Digital and MPEG audio for DivX
in the “Playback” setup. waiting for one day, search for the host
manual). video files. Press AUDIO and select MP3
, The picture size of the title is fixed. channel at the following website and set the
, Place the recorder and TV farther apart. audio or MPEG audio.
host channel manually (page 69).
, Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
The picture is black and white. www.europe.guideplus.com
farther apart. No sound is output from the HDMI OUT
Additional Information

, The aerial cable is connected to the , Check that “LINE 3 Out” in the “Video In/
Out” setup is set to the appropriate item that The programme position number in the jack.
AERIAL OUT jack on the recorder.
conforms to your system (page 136). programme listing does not match the , Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off
Connect the cable to the AERIAL IN jack.
, If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to and on again. 2Turn the connected
, The recorder’s colour system is different broadcast station.
equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect
from your TV. Hold down x (stop) on the use one that is fully wired (21 pins). , There may be more than one channel lineup
and then connect the HDMI cord again.
recorder, and press INPUT on the recorder for your area. To change the channel lineup,
, The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI
to change the recorder’s colour system. select “Editor” in the Menu Bar of the
device (DVI jacks do not accept audio
GUIDE Plus+ system (page 69).
signals).
, The equipment connected to the HDMI
OUT jack does not conform to the audio
signal format. In this case, set “Audio
Output” to “PCM” in the “HDMI Output”
setup (page 148).
152 ,continued 153

1-37
Sound distortion occurs. The subtitle language cannot be changed TV Pause does not work.
, Set “Analog Tuner Level” in the “Audio In”
Playback or turned off. , You are recording to the HDD or the HDD
setup to “Compression” (page 137).
The recorder does not play any type of disc , Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on is full.
the DVD VIDEO.
(except HDD).
Sound is noisy. , The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
, The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with
, When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks, subtitles. Recording/Timer recording/
the labelled side facing up.
noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT R- , Try changing the subtitle using the DVD Editing
, The disc is not correctly inserted.
AUDIO-L jacks, LINE 3 – TV jack, or VIDEO’s menu.
, Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
LINE 1/DECODER jack (page 109). , The subtitles cannot be changed for the The programme position cannot be
In this case, if the recorder is on, leave it on
titles recorded on this recorder. changed from the programme position you
(if it is off, leave it off) for about an hour
The sound volume is low. until the moisture evaporates. are recording.
, The sound volume is low on some DVDs. , If the disc was recorded on another recorder The angles cannot be changed. , Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”
The sound volume may improve if you set and was not finalised (page 45), the , Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
“Audio DRC” in the “Audio Out” setup to recorder cannot play the disc. VIDEO being played.
Recording does not start immediately
“On” (page 139). , You are trying to change the angles when
“ ” does not appear on the TV screen
after you press z REC.
, Set “Analog Tuner Level” in the “Audio In” The recorder does not start playback from , Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
setup to “Normal” (page 137). (page 80). To display “ ” if various
the beginning. angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
“FORMAT,” or “INFO WRITE”
, Resume play was activated (page 81). recorded on the disc, set “Angle Indicator”
disappears from the front panel display.
An alternate audio track cannot be , You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu to “On” in the “Playback” setup (page 145).
recorded or played. or DVD menu automatically appears on the , The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing Nothing was recorded even though you set
, When recording from connected TV screen when it is first inserted. Use the angles.