This recorder can play DVDs or CDs, record on DVD-Rs, DVD-
RWs or DVD+RWs, and by using a variety of editing functions,
you can enjoy editing recorded programmes and other images.
Dual RW compatible (page 35)
The recorder is compatible with rewritable disc types, DVD-RW
and DVD+RW, and the write-once type, DVD-R. These
available disc types accommodate a wide range of uses, such as
recording programmes and creating personal video libraries.
These discs can be played back on a wide variety of other DVD
Various recording/timer recording functions
In addition to the usual recording functions, such as Timer
Recording, VIDEO Plus+, and PDC/VPS, Synchro Rec allows
synchronized recording with a set top box or similar device. The
recorder also automatically searches for available blank space on
the disc after you press the Rec button. No searching is required
on your part — a feature possible only with a DVD recorder.
Adjustments for both recording and playback
picture (page 46, 61)
The recorder allows you to adjust the picture quality of input
sources, such as a VCR, which can then be recorded on a DVD.
For instance, if you want to create an archive of your VHS tapes,
you can adjust the recording picture quality to compensate for
the quality of the tapes. Various picture quality adjustments are
also available for DVD-Video software playback.
Automatic naming of programme titles using
Teletext* (page 84)
When recording programmes using this recorder, the recorder
automatically takes programme label information from the
Teletext service and stores it as the title name. If there is no
Teletext service or if you want to change the title name, you can
enter the title manually. Titles are useful when searching for a
title on a disc, or for checking the name of the title currently
* not available in some areas
Easy playback with the Title List menu
The recorder will display all of the titles you recorded on a disc
in a list display, called the “Title List.” By selecting a title from
the Title List menu, you can easily start playing or editing the
disc. Moreover, you can have the recorder show the title’s
contents using thumbnail images.
TV Virtual Surround Settings, “TVS” (page 59)
Using only your TV’s stereo speakers, the recorder is capable of
reproducing dynamic surround sound from DVD-Video
software’s multi-channel audio signals. There are four surround
modes to choose from.
Editing a disc
Playlist edit (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
You can edit not only the recorded original title, but also perform
advanced edit functions by creating a Playlist on the same disc.
Since a Playlist does not require much disc space, you can create
numerous Playlist titles. A Playlist edit can be redone as many
times as you like, as the original title remains unchanged.
Chapter Marking function (page 68)
On DVD-RWs in VR mode, you can manually insert chapter
marks to divide a title into chapters which will enable you to
quickly find specific scenes for playback or editing. For other
disc types and recording formats, the recorder automatically
creates chapter marks at specified intervals while recording.
Quick Search function (page 53)
The remote has a Jog Stick for the recorder’s main operations.
You can search forward or backwards, or play at various speeds
by using just your thumb. The feature helps you find scenes
easily, which is especially useful for both playback and editing.
1 AAB 13:00-14:00
Mon 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M) SP
2 DEF 20:00-21:00
Wed 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M) SLP
3 AAB 9:00-9:30
Thu 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M) EP
4 GHI 20:00-20:30
Thu 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M) SLP