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DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-GX300/RDR-GX700
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    2-024-212-31(2)

    DVD Recorder
    Operating Instructions

    RDR-GX300/RDR-GX700

    © 2004 Sony Corporation



  • Page 2

    Precautions

    WARNING
    To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
    expose the unit to rain or moisture.
    To avoid electrical shock, do not open
    the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified
    personnel only.
    The mains lead must only be changed
    at a qualified service shop.

    This appliance is classified as a
    CLASS 1 LASER product. The
    CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
    MARKING is located on the rear
    exterior.

    CAUTION
    The use of optical instruments with this
    product will increase eye hazard. As
    the laser beam used in this DVD
    recorder is harmful to eyes, do not
    attempt to disassemble the cabinet.
    Refer servicing to qualified personnel
    only.

    • This unit operates on 220 – 240 V
    AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s
    operating voltage is identical with
    your local power supply.
    • To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
    not place objects filled with liquids,
    such as vases, on the apparatus.
    VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
    registered trademarks of Gemstar
    Development Corporation. The
    VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured
    under license from Gemstar
    Development Corporation.

    Precautions
    This equipment has been tested and
    found to comply with the limits set
    out in the EMC Directive using a
    connection cable shorter than 3
    metres.

    On safety
    Should any solid object or liquid fall
    into the cabinet, unplug the recorder
    and have it checked by qualified
    personnel before operating it any
    further.

    On power sources
    • The recorder is not disconnected
    from the AC power source (mains)
    as long as it is connected to the
    wall outlet, even if the recorder
    itself has been turned off.
    • If you are not going to use the
    recorder for a long time, be sure to
    disconnect the recorder from the
    wall outlet. To disconnect the AC
    power cord (mains lead), grasp the
    plug itself; never pull the cord.

    On placement
    CAUTION

    CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
    AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM.

    ATTENTION

    RADIATIONS LASER VISIBLES ET INVISIBLES DE CLASSE 3B EN CAS
    D’OUVERTURE. EVITER TOUTE EXPOSITION DIRECTE AU FAISCEAU.

    VORSICHT

    KLASSE 3B SICHTBARE UND UNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG WENN
    GEÖFFNET. DIREKTEN KONTAKT MIT DEM STRAHL VERMEIDEN.

    ADVARSEL

    SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING AF KLASSE 3B VED ÅBNING.
    UNDGÅ DIREKTE UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING.

    ADVARSEL

    SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING I KLASSE 3B NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES.
    UNNGÅ DIREKTE EKSPONERING FOR STRÅLEN.

    VARNING

    KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIG LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR
    ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT DIREKT EXPONERA DIG FÖR STRÅLNINGEN.

    VARO!

    AVATTUNA LUOKAN 3B NÄKYVÄÄ JA NÄKYMÄTÖNTÄ LASERSÄTEILYÄ.
    VÄLTÄ SUORAA ALTISTUMISTA SÄTEELLE.

    This label is located on the laser
    protective housing inside the
    enclosure.
    Notice for customers in the
    United Kingdom and Republic of
    Ireland
    A moulded plug complying with
    BS1363 is fitted to this equipment for
    your safety and convenience.
    Should the fuse in the plug supplied
    need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse
    approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362,
    (i.e., marked with
    or
    mark)
    must be used.
    If the plug supplied with this
    equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
    be sure to attach the fuse cover after
    you change the fuse. Never use the
    plug without the fuse cover. If you
    should lose the fuse cover, please
    contact your nearest Sony service
    station.

    2

    • Place the recorder in a location
    with adequate ventilation to
    prevent heat build-up in the
    recorder.
    • Do not place the recorder on a soft
    surface such as a rug that might
    block the ventilation holes.
    • Do not place the recorder in a
    confined space such as a bookshelf
    or similar unit.
    • Do not place the recorder in a
    location near heat sources, or in a
    place subject to direct sunlight,
    excessive dust, or mechanical
    shock.
    • Do not place the recorder in an
    inclined position. It is designed to
    be operated in a horizontal
    position only.
    • Keep the recorder and discs away
    from equipment with strong
    magnets, such as microwave
    ovens, or large loudspeakers.
    • Do not place heavy objects on the
    recorder.



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    On recording
    • Note that the contents of the
    recording cannot be compensated
    for under any and all conditions,
    including conditions that may
    arise due to a malfunction of this
    unit.
    • Make trial recordings before
    making the actual recording.

    Copyrights
    • Television programmes, films,
    video tapes, discs, and other
    materials may be copyrighted.
    Unauthorized recording of such
    material may be contrary to the
    provisions of the copyright laws.
    Also, use of this recorder with
    cable television transmission may
    require authorization from the
    cable television transmitter and/or
    programme owner.
    • This product incorporates
    copyright protection technology
    that is protected by U.S. patents
    and other intellectual property
    rights. Use of this copyright
    protection technology must be
    authorized by Macrovision, and is
    intended for home and other
    limited viewing uses only unless
    otherwise authorized by
    Macrovision. Reverse engineering
    or disassembly is prohibited.

    If you have any questions or
    problems concerning your recorder,
    please consult your nearest Sony
    dealer.

    About this manual
    Check your model name
    The instructions in this manual are
    for 2 models: RDR-GX300 and
    RDR-GX700. Check your model
    name by looking at the front panel
    of the recorder. RDR-GX700 is the
    model used for illustration
    purposes. Any difference in
    operation is clearly indicated in the
    text, for example, “RDR-GX700
    only.”
    • Instructions in this manual
    describe the controls on the
    remote. You can also use the
    controls on the recorder if they
    have the same or similar names as
    those on the remote.
    • The on-screen display illustrations
    used in this manual may not match
    the graphics displayed on your TV
    screen.
    • The explanations regarding discs
    in this manual refer to discs
    created on this recorder. The
    explanations do not apply to discs
    that are created on other recorders
    and played back on this recorder.

    Copy guard function
    Since the recorder has a copy guard
    function, programmes received
    through an external tuner (not
    supplied) may contain copy
    protection signals (copy guard
    function) and as such may not be
    recordable, depending on the type of
    signal.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Caution: This recorder is capable
    of holding a still video image or
    on-screen display image on your
    television screen indefinitely. If
    you leave the still video image or
    on-screen display image displayed
    on your TV for an extended period
    of time you risk permanent damage
    to your television screen. Plasma
    display panels and projection
    televisions are especially
    susceptible to this.

    3



  • Page 4

    Table of Contents
    WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
    Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
    Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Guide to Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    Using the On-Screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    Using the Title List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
    Using the “Disc Info” Screen (disc settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
    Checking the Play Information and Playing Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    How to Enter Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

    Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    Timer Recording (Standard/VIDEO Plus+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Recording Without the Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
    Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
    Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

    Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
    Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
    Chasing Playback/Simultaneous Rec and Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
    Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
    Playing MP3 Audio Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

    Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
    Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
    Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
    Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

    4



  • Page 5

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
    Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
    Available DV Dubbing Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
    Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
    Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
    Advanced Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
    Creating a Copy of the Edited Contents (Copy Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

    Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
    Using the Setup Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
    Aerial Reception and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
    Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
    Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
    Disc and Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
    Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

    Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
    Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
    Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . 102
    Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
    Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
    About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
    Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
    Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
    Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

    5



  • Page 6

    Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder
    Quick access to recorded titles – Title List
    , Display the Title List to see all of the titles
    on the disc, including recording date,
    channel, recording mode and thumbnail
    image (page 33).

    Title List
    TITLE LIST

    ORIGINAL

    1 AAB

    Sort

    My Movies

    1.5/4.7GB

    13:00-14:00

    Wed 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)

    Date
    Title

    AAB
    SP

    2 DEF

    20:00-21:00
    DEF
    Fri 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M) SLP

    Number

    3 AAB

    9:00-9:30

    Sat 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)

    AAB
    EP

    4 GHI

    20:00-20:30
    GHI
    Sat 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M) SLP

    Play the beginning of a title while it is being recorded – Chasing Playback
    , If you are using a DVD-RW (VR mode),
    you can watch a programme from the
    beginning while it is being recorded
    (page 58).

    Recording

    The match isn’t over
    yet, but I’ll start
    watching it from the
    beginning now.

    Watching one title while recording another – Simultaneous Rec and Play
    , If you are using a DVD-RW (VR mode),
    you can watch a previously recorded
    programme while recording another
    programme on the same disc (page 58).

    Recording

    I think I’ll watch
    yesterday’s golf match
    now, even though I am
    recording a movie.

    6



  • Page 7

    Creating your own programme – Playlist
    , Record a programme on a DVD-RW (VR
    mode), then delete, move and add scenes at
    will to create your own, original
    programme (page 66).

    Original

    Playlist

    Automatic dubbing of DV tapes – DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)
    , Connect your digital video camera to the
    DV IN jack and automatically dub the
    entire contents or just selected scenes to a
    DVD disc (page 70).

    Control

    Dubbing

    Dynamic surround sound – TVS
    , Enjoy virtual surround sound effects from
    just your TV’s speakers with the TV Virtual
    Surround settings when playing a DVD
    VIDEO with multichannel audio tracks
    such as Dolby Digital (5.1ch) (page 54).

    A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 8.

    7



  • Page 8

    Quick Guide to Disc Types
    Recordable and playable discs
    Icon
    used in
    this
    manual

    Formatting
    (new discs)

    Compatibility with
    other DVD players
    (finalizing)

    +RW

    Automatically
    formatted

    Playable on DVD+RW
    compatible players
    (automatically finalized)

    VR
    mode

    -RWVR

    Format in VR
    mode
    (page 36)

    Playable only on VR mode
    compatible players
    (finalization unnecessary)

    Video
    mode

    -RWVideo

    Format in
    Video mode
    (page 36)

    Playable on most DVD
    players (finalization
    necessary) (page 37)

    Playable on DVD+R
    compatible players (finalization
    necessary) (page 37)

    Playable on most DVD
    players (finalization
    necessary) (page 37)

    Disc
    Logo

    Type

    DVD+RW

    DVDRW

    DVD+R

    +R

    Automatically
    formatted

    DVD-R

    -R

    Automatically
    formatted

    Usable disc versions (as of May 2004)
    • 4x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
    • 2x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.1
    with CPRM*1)
    • 8x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
    • 8x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0)

    8

    “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” and “DVD-R,”
    are trademarks.
    *1

    CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
    a coding technology that protects copyrights for
    images.
    *2 Only if the recording mode is SP, HSP, or HQ, and
    “DVD Rec Picture Size” is set to “16:9.”
    *3 Erasing titles does not free up disc space.



  • Page 9

    Recording Features

    Editing Features

    Auto
    Manual
    Record
    Change
    Rewrite
    Delete title A-B Erase Playlist
    Chapter
    Chapter
    16:9 sizes title name
    (page 64) (page 64) (page 66)
    (page 41)
    (page 91) (page 66) (page 48) (page 63)

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes *2

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes *3

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

    No

    Yes *2

    Yes

    Yes *3

    No

    No

    Discs that cannot be recorded on






    4x-speed compatible DVD-RWs (Ver. 1.2/4x)
    DVD-RWs (Ver. 1.0)
    DVD+RWs that are not 2.4x-speed compatible
    Dual layer discs
    8 cm discs

    ,continued

    9



  • Page 10

    Playable discs

    Type

    Disc
    Logo

    Icon
    used in
    this
    manual

    Characteristics

    DVD VIDEO

    DVD

    Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented

    VIDEO CD

    VCD

    VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in
    VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format

    CD

    DATA CD

    CD

    DATA CD

    Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format
    that can be purchased

    CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs created on a PC or
    similar device in music format containing MP3
    audio tracks

    Discs that cannot be played
    • All CD-ROMs (including PHOTO CDs)
    • CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in
    music CD format, MP3 format, or Video CD
    format
    • Data part of CD-Extras
    • DVD-ROMs
    • DVD Audio discs
    • DVD-RAMs
    • HD layer on Super Audio CDs
    • DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
    (page 11)

    10

    z Hint
    This DVD recorder can play 8 cm CDs and 8 cm DVDs
    as well.



  • Page 11

    Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
    VIDEO CDs
    Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/
    VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software
    producers. Since this recorder plays DVD
    VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc
    contents the software producers designed, some
    playback features may not be available. Also, see
    the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/
    VIDEO CDs.

    Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
    Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear
    of the unit and will only play DVD VIDEOs
    (playback only) labelled with identical region
    codes. This system is used to protect copyrights.
    DVD VIDEOs labelled ALL will also play on this
    recorder.
    If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the
    message “Playback prohibited by region code.”
    will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the
    DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be
    labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is
    prohibited by area restrictions.

    X

    Notes
    • Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or
    CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due
    to the recording quality or physical condition of the
    disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and
    authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not
    been correctly finalized. For more information, see the
    operating instructions for the recording device.
    • You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same
    DVD-RW. To change the disc’s format, reformat the
    disc (page 36). Note that the disc’s contents will be
    erased after reformatting.
    • You cannot shorten the time required for recording
    even with high-speed discs. Also, you cannot record on
    the disc if the disc is not 1x speed compatible.
    • It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
    printed on their packaging.
    • You cannot add new recordings to DVD-Rs or DVDRWs (Video mode) that contain recordings made on
    other DVD equipment.
    • In some cases, you may not be able to add new
    recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings made
    on other DVD equipment. If you do add a new
    recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the DVD
    menu.
    • If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
    recorder, the data may be erased.

    Region code

    RDR–XXXX

    00V 00Hz
    00W

    NO.

    0-000-000-00

    Music discs encoded with copyright protection
    technologies
    This product is designed to play back discs that
    conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard.
    Recently, various music discs encoded with
    copyright protection technologies are being
    marketed by some record companies. Please be
    aware that among those discs, there are some that
    do not conform to the CD standard and may not be
    playable by this product.

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  • Page 12

    Hookups and Settings

    Hooking Up the Recorder
    Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder.

    Notes





    Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise.
    Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.
    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.

    Step 1: Unpacking
    Check that you have the following items:
    • Audio/video cord (pinplug × 3 y pinplug × 3) (1)
    • Mains lead (1)
    • Aerial cable (1)
    • Remote commander (remote) (1)
    • R6 (size AA) batteries (2)

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  • Page 13

    Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable
    Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach “Step
    5: Connecting the Mains Lead” (page 19).

    AERIAL

    DVD recorder
    LINE 1 - TV

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL
    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    Hookups and Settings

    to AERIAL IN

    PB / CB

    S VIDEO

    PR / CR

    OPTICAL
    OUT

    ~ AC IN

    AERIAL
    IN

    OUT

    TV
    to AERIAL OUT

    Aerial cable (supplied)

    : Signal flow

    1

    Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the
    recorder.

    2

    Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV, using the supplied aerial
    cable.

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  • Page 14

    Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords
    Select one of the following patterns A through D, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
    projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to view pictures. Audio connections are
    explained in “Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords” (page 17).

    B

    C
    INPUT

    Audio/video
    cord (supplied)

    VIDEO

    S-video cord
    (not supplied)

    INPUT
    S VIDEO

    L

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    AUDIO
    R

    (yellow)

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)

    to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    DVD recorder

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    S VIDEO

    PB / C B

    PR / CR

    OPTICAL

    ~ AC IN

    OUT

    to COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    To LINE 1 – TV
    (red)

    (blue)

    (green)

    SCART cord (not
    supplied)

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO IN
    Y

    A

    PB
    PR

    Component video
    cord (not supplied)

    (green)
    (blue)
    (red)

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    TV

    : Signal flow

    Note
    Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.

    14

    D



  • Page 15

    A Connecting to a SCART input jack

    Green

    Green

    Blue

    Blue

    Red

    Red

    When playing “wide screen” images
    Some recorded images may not fit your TV
    screen. To change the aspect ratio, see page 87.

    B Connecting to a video input jack
    Connect the yellow plug of the audio/video cord
    (supplied) to the yellow (video) jack. You will
    enjoy standard quality images.
    Note that you cannot use the PROGRESSIVE
    button with this connection.
    Yellow
    White (L)
    Red (R)

    Yellow
    White (L)
    Red (R)

    C Connecting to an S VIDEO input

    jack
    Connect using an S-video cord (not supplied).
    You will enjoy high quality images.
    Note that you cannot use the PROGRESSIVE
    button with this connection.

    D Connecting to component video

    input jacks (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR)
    Connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks
    using a component video cord (not supplied) or
    three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind
    and length. You will enjoy accurate colour
    reproduction and high quality images.

    Hookups and Settings

    Connect using a SCART cord (not supplied) to the
    LINE 1-TV jack and your TV. Be sure to make the
    connections firmly to avoid hum and noise.
    See the operating instructions supplied with the
    TV to be connected. Also, when you set “Line1
    Output” to “S Video” or “RGB” in step 15 of Easy
    Setup (page 24), use a SCART cord that conforms
    to the selected signal.

    If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format
    signals, you must use this connection and set
    “Component Out” in Video Setup to “On.” Then
    press PROGRESSIVE on the remote to send
    progressive video signals. For details, see “Using
    the PROGRESSIVE button” (page 16).

    If you are connecting to a VCR
    Connect your VCR to the LINE 3/DECODER
    jack on the recorder (page 26).

    Notes
    • When you connect the recorder to your TV via the
    SCART jacks, the TV’s input source is set to the
    recorder automatically when you start playback. If
    necessary, press TV/DVD on the remote to return the
    input to the TV.
    • For correct SMARTLINK connection, you will need a
    SCART cord that has the full 21 pins. Refer to your
    TV’s instruction manual as well for this connection.
    • If you connect this recorder to a TV with
    SMARTLINK, set “Line1 Output” to “Video” in step
    15 of Easy Setup.

    About the SMARTLINK features
    (for SCART connections only)
    If the connected TV (or other connected
    equipment such as a set top box) complies with
    SMARTLINK, NexTView Link,
    MEGALOGIC*1, EASYLINK*2,
    CINEMALINK*2, Q-Link*3, EURO VIEW
    LINK*4, or T-V LINK*5, this recorder
    automatically runs the SMARTLINK function
    after you complete the connection pattern A on
    page 14 (the SMARTLINK indicator lights up
    when you turn on your TV). You can enjoy the
    following SMARTLINK features.
    • Preset Download
    You can download the tuner preset data from
    your TV to this recorder, and tune the recorder
    according to that data in Easy Setup. This
    greatly simplifies the Easy Setup procedure. Be
    careful not to disconnect the cables or exit the
    Easy Setup function during this procedure (page
    22).
    ,continued

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  • Page 16

    • TV Direct Rec
    You can easily record what you are watching on
    your TV (page 47).
    • One Touch Play
    You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the
    TV’s input to the recorder, and start playback
    with one touch of the H (play) button
    (page 53).
    • One Touch Menu
    You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
    to the recorder’s channel, and display the Title
    List menu with one touch of the TITLE LIST
    button (page 53).
    • One Touch Timer
    You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
    to the recorder’s channel, and display the timer
    programming menu with one touch of the
    TIMER button on the remote (page 44).
    • Automatic Power Off
    The recorder will turn off automatically if the
    recorder is not used after you turn off the TV.
    • NexTView Download
    You can easily set the timer by using the
    NexTView Download function on your TV.
    See your TV’s instruction manual.
    *1
    *2
    *3
    *4
    *5

    “MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig
    Corporation.
    “EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are trademarks
    of Philips Corporation.
    “Q-Link” is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
    “EURO VIEW LINK” is a trademark of Toshiba
    Corporation.
    “T-V LINK” is a trademark of JVC Corporation.

    z Hint
    SMARTLINK also works with TVs or other equipment
    having EPG Timer Control, EPG Title Download, and
    Now Recording functions. For details, refer to the
    operating instructions supplied with your TV or other
    equipment.

    Notes
    • The SMARTLINK features are available only when
    “Video” is selected in “Line1 Output.”
    • The SMARTLINK features are not available for
    devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3/
    DECODER jack.
    • Not all TVs respond to the functions above.

    16

    Using the PROGRESSIVE button
    By using the PROGRESSIVE button on the
    remote, you can select the signal format in which
    the recorder outputs video signals: interlace or
    progressive.
    Connect the recorder using the COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT jacks (pattern D on page 15), and
    set “Component Out” in Video Setup to “On”
    (page 88). Then press the PROGRESSIVE button.
    “PROGRESSIVE” appears in the front panel
    display when the recorder outputs progressive
    signals.
    ◆Progressive
    Select this when:
    – your TV accepts progressive signals, and,
    – the TV is connected to the COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT jacks.
    Note that the pictures will not be clear or no
    picture will appear if you select progressive signal
    output when either of the above conditions is not
    met.
    ◆Interlace
    Set to this position when:
    – your TV does not accept progressive signals, or,
    – your TV is connected to jacks other than the
    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (LINE OUT
    (VIDEO) or S VIDEO).
    z Hint
    When you select progressive signal output, you can finetune the signal according to the type of software you are
    watching (page 88).

    Note
    Consumers should note that not all high definition
    television sets are fully compatible with this product and
    may cause artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In the
    case of 525/625 progressive scan picture problems, it is
    recommended that the user switch the connection to the
    ‘standard definition’ output. If there are questions
    regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 525p/
    625p DVD recorder, please contact our customer service
    centre.



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    Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords

    (yellow)

    (red)

    A

    INPUT

    Audio/video
    cord (supplied)

    VIDEO

    (white)

    (white)

    L
    AUDIO

    (red)

    (yellow)*

    Hookups and Settings

    Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your TV monitor, projector,
    or AV amplifier (receiver).
    This will enable you to listen to sound.

    R

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)
    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    VIDEO

    PB / C B

    S VIDEO

    PR / CR

    OPTICAL

    ~ AC IN

    OUT

    DIGITAL OUT

    to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
    OPTICAL)

    DVD recorder

    COAXIAL
    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    or

    OPTICAL

    Optical digital cord (not supplied)

    [Speakers]

    to optical
    digital input

    Coaxial digital cord
    (not supplied)

    to coaxial
    digital input

    Rear (L)

    B

    Rear (R)

    Front (L)
    Centre

    [Speakers]

    Front (R)
    AV amplifier (receiver)
    with a decoder

    Subwoofer

    : Signal flow
    * The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 14).
    z Hint
    For correct speaker location, see the operating instructions supplied with the connected components.

    Note
    Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This will cause
    unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers.
    ,continued

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  • Page 18

    A Connecting to audio L/R input

    B Connecting to a digital audio

    jacks

    input jack

    This connection will use your TV’s or stereo
    amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound.
    Connect using the audio/video cord (supplied).

    If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1
    Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and a
    digital input jack, use this connection.
    Connect using a coaxial or optical digital cord (not
    supplied).

    Yellow
    White (L)
    Red (R)

    Yellow
    White (L)
    Red (R)

    Coaxial cord
    Optical cord

    • Surround effect (page 54)
    TV: Dynamic, Wide, Night

    • Surround effect
    Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), MPEG audio
    (5.1ch)

    Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night
    *1

    Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
    “Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” and the double-D symbol are
    trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
    *2 “DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are trademarks of
    Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

    Note
    Do not connect the LINE 4 IN (R-AUDIO-L) and LINE
    2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks to your TV’s audio output
    jacks at the same time. This will cause unwanted noise to
    come from your TV’s speakers.

    18

    Notes
    • After you have completed connection B, make the
    appropriate settings under “Audio Connection” in Easy
    Setup (page 22). If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an
    MPEG audio decoder function, set “MPEG” to
    “MPEG” in Audio Setup (page 90). Otherwise, no
    sound or a loud noise will come from your speakers.
    • The surround sound effects of this recorder cannot be
    used with connection B.



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    Step 6: Preparing the
    Remote

    Connect the supplied mains lead to the AC IN
    terminal of the recorder. Then plug the recorder
    and TV mains leads (power cords) into the mains.
    After you connect the mains lead, you must wait
    for a short while before operating the recorder.
    You can operate the recorder once the front panel
    display lights up and the recorder enters standby
    mode.
    If you connect additional equipment to this
    recorder (page 26), be sure to connect the mains
    lead after all connections are complete.

    You can control the recorder using the supplied
    remote. Insert two R6 (size AA) batteries by
    matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the
    markings inside the battery compartment. When
    using the remote, point it at the remote sensor
    on the recorder.

    Hookups and Settings

    Step 5: Connecting the
    Mains Lead

    ~ AC IN

    1

    to AC IN

    2
    to mains

    Notes
    • If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
    recorder or player, change the command mode number
    for this recorder (page 21).
    • Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage
    and corrosion. Do not touch the liquid with bare hands
    should leakage occur. Observe the following:
    – Do not use a new battery with an old battery, or
    batteries of different manufacturers.
    – Do not attempt to recharge the batteries.
    – If you do not intend to use the remote for an extended
    period of time, remove the batteries.
    – If battery leakage occurs, wipe out any liquid inside
    the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
    • Do not expose the remote sensor (marked
    on the
    front panel) to strong light, such as direct sunlight or
    lighting apparatus. The recorder may not respond to the
    remote.

    ,continued

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  • Page 20

    Controlling TVs with the remote

    Number buttons and
    SET, -/--*

    You can adjust the remote’s signal to control your
    TV.
    If you connected the recorder to an AV amplifier
    (receiver), you can use the supplied remote to
    control the AV amplifier’s (receiver’s) volume.

    * If you use the number buttons to select the TV’s
    programme position, press -/-- followed by the number
    buttons for two-digit numbers.

    Notes
    • Depending on the connected unit, you may not be able
    to control your TV or AV amplifier (receiver) with
    some or all of the buttons below.
    • If you enter a new code number, the code number
    previously entered will be erased.
    • When you replace the batteries of the remote, the code
    number may be reset to the default setting. Set the
    appropriate code number again.
    TV/DVD
    switch
    "/1

    Number buttons,
    SET/-/--

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–
    2 +/–

    0

    t, TV/DVD

    1
    2
    3
    4

    Slide the TV/DVD switch to TV.
    Hold down [/1.
    Enter your TV’s manufacturer code (see
    “Code numbers of controllable TVs”
    below) using the number buttons.

    To operate the TV/DVD button
    (for SCART connections only)
    The TV/DVD button switches between the
    recorder and the last input source selected on the
    TV. Point your remote at the recorder when using
    this button. The button works even if the TV/DVD
    switch is set to DVD.
    When you connect the recorder to the TV via the
    SCART jacks, the input source for the TV is set to
    the recorder automatically when you start
    playback. To watch another source, press the TV/
    DVD button to switch the TV’s input source.

    Code numbers of controllable TVs
    If more than one code number is listed, try
    entering them one at a time until you find the one
    that works with your TV.
    Manufacturer

    Code number

    Sony

    01 (default)

    Aiwa

    01 (default)

    Grundig

    11

    Hitachi

    23, 24, 72

    Loewe

    06, 45

    Nokia

    15, 16, 69, 73

    Release [/1.

    Panasonic

    17, 49

    When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the
    remote performs the following:

    Philips

    06, 07, 08, 23, 45, 72

    Saba

    12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75

    Samsung

    06, 22, 23, 71, 72

    Sanyo

    25

    [/1

    Turns your TV on or off

    2 (volume) +/–

    Adjusts the volume of your
    TV

    Sharp

    29

    PROG +/–

    Selects the programme
    position on your TV

    Telefunken

    12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75

    Thomson

    12, 13, 43, 74, 75

    Switches to or from the
    wide mode of a Sony widescreen TV

    Toshiba

    38

    LG

    06

    Switches your TV’s input
    source

    JVC

    33

    (wide mode)

    t (TV/video)

    20

    Selects the programme
    position on your TV



  • Page 21

    Controlling the volume of your AV
    amplifier (receiver) with the remote

    Number
    buttons

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    2 +/–

    If the supplied remote interferes with your other
    Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command
    mode number for this recorder and the supplied
    remote to one that differs from the other Sony
    DVD recorder or player.
    The default command mode setting for this
    recorder and the supplied remote is DVD3.

    0

    1
    2
    3

    Slide the TV/DVD switch to DVD.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Hookups and Settings

    TV/DVD
    switch
    "/1

    If you have a Sony DVD player or
    more than one Sony DVD recorder

    0

    Hold down [/1, and enter the
    manufacturer code (see the table below)
    for your AV amplifier (receiver) using the
    number buttons.

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    M/m,
    ENTER

    O RETURN

    Release [/1.
    The 2 (volume) +/– buttons control the AV
    amplifier’s volume.
    If you want to control the TV’s volume, slide
    the TV/DVD switch to TV.

    z Hint
    If you want to control the TV’s volume even when the
    TV/DVD switch is set to DVD, repeat the steps above
    and enter the code number 90 (default).

    Code numbers of controllable AV amplifiers
    (receivers)
    If more than one code number is listed, try
    entering them one at a time until you find the one
    that works with your AV amplifier (receiver).
    Manufacturer

    Code number

    Sony

    78, 79, 80, 91

    Denon

    84, 85, 86

    Kenwood

    92, 93

    COMMAND
    MODE

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU.
    The System Menu appears.

    2

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP
    Settings

    Channel Setting

    Video

    Channel List

    Audio

    Clock

    Features

    Language

    Options
    Easy Setup

    Onkyo

    81, 82, 83

    Pioneer

    99

    Sansui

    87

    Technics

    97, 98

    Yamaha

    94, 95, 96

    ,continued

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  • Page 22

    3

    Select “Options,” and press ENTER.

    Step 7: Easy Setup
    SETUP
    Settings

    Format DVD :

    VR

    Video

    DVD Bilingual Rec. :

    Main

    Audio

    Dimmer :

    Normal

    Auto Display :

    On

    Command Mode :

    DVD3

    Features
    Options

    Factory Setup
    Easy Setup

    Follow the steps below to make the minimum
    number of basic adjustments for using the
    recorder. If you do not complete Easy Setup, it
    will appear each time you turn on your recorder.
    Settings are made in the following order.
    OSD Language Setup

    4

    Select “Command Mode,” and press
    ENTER.

    m
    Tuner and Channel Setup

    m
    SETUP
    Settings

    Format DVD :

    VR

    Video

    DVD Bilingual Rec. :

    Main

    Audio

    Dimmer :

    Features
    Options

    Auto Display :

    Normal

    m

    On

    Command Mode :

    DVD3
    DVD1

    Factory Setup

    DVD2

    Easy Setup

    Clock Setup

    DVD3

    TV Type Setup

    m
    Video Connection Setup

    5
    6

    Select the Command mode (DVD1, DVD2,
    or DVD3), and press ENTER.

    m

    Slide the COMMAND MODE switch on the
    remote so it matches the mode you
    selected above.

    m

    Audio Connection Setup

    Finished!

    "/1

    To return to the previous step
    Press O RETURN.
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–

    0

    O RETURN

    1
    2

    Turn on the TV.
    Press [/1.
    The recorder turns on.

    22

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER



  • Page 23

    3

    Switch the input selector on your TV so that
    the signal from the recorder appears on
    your TV screen.

    8

    • If you made connection A (page 14) and the
    connected TV complies with
    SMARTLINK, the Preset Download
    function automatically starts.
    EASY SETUP

    3/9

    Prog. 1

    Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for selecting the language
    used in the on-screen display appears.

    5

    Preset Download

    Loading data from TV.
    Please wait.

    • If the Preset Download function does not
    work or if you made a connection other than
    A, the Auto Tuner Preset function
    automatically starts searching for all of the
    receivable channels and presets them.

    Select a language.
    EASY SETUP

    OSD

    Hookups and Settings

    “Initial settings necessary to operate the DVD
    recorder will be made. You can change them
    later using Setup. Before you start, check that
    you have made all necessary connections.”
    appears.
    • If this message does not appear, select “Easy
    Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
    to run Easy Setup. For details, see “Settings
    and Adjustments” (page 82).

    4

    Press ENTER.

    1/9

    Select the screen Language.

    EASY SETUP

    English

    Auto Tuner Preset

    3/9

    Français
    Deutsch

    Searching for receivable channels.
    Please wait.

    Italiano

    Prog. 1

    Español
    Nederlands
    Dansk

    6

    Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for selecting your country
    and language for the tuner system appears.
    The channel order will be set according to the
    country or language you select.

    7

    Select your country or language.
    • If you live in a French speaking country that
    is not listed on the display, select “ELSE.”

    To set the channels manually, see page 83.

    9

    After the download or search is complete,
    the Clock function automatically starts.
    EASY SETUP

    Clock

    4/9

    Searching for clock data.
    Please wait.

    EASY SETUP

    Select a country and
    language.

    Tuner System
    L

    – Français

    N

    – Dansk/Norsk

    NL

    – Nederlands

    P

    – Português

    S

    – Svenska

    SF

    – Suomi

    UK

    – English

    ELSE – English

    2/9

    Once the clock signal is received, the Setup
    Display for selecting the aspect ratio of the
    connected TV appears.
    • If the current time or date is not set, the
    display for setting the clock manually
    appears. Set the clock manually using </
    M/m/,, and press ENTER.

    ,continued

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    10Select the setting that matches your TV
    type.

    16Select the type of signal you want to output
    from the LINE1-TV jack.

    EASY SETUP

    TV Type

    5/9

    Select your TV screen type.
    16 : 9
    4 : 3 Letter Box
    4 : 3 Pan Scan

    “16:9”: For wide-screen TVs or standard TVs
    with a wide screen mode.
    “4:3 Letter Box”: For standard TVs.
    Displays “wide screen” pictures with bands
    on the upper and lower sections of the screen.
    “4:3 Pan Scan”: For standard TVs.
    Automatically displays “wide screen”
    pictures on the entire screen and cuts off the
    sections that do not fit.

    “Video”: Outputs video signals.
    “S Video”: Outputs S video signals.
    “RGB”: Outputs RGB signals.
    Note that if you select “On” in step 12, you
    cannot select “RGB,” and that if you select
    “Yes” in step 14, you cannot select “S Video.”
    • If you select “S Video” or “RGB,”
    SMARTLINK will be deactivated.

    17Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for selecting the type of
    jack used to connect to your amplifier
    (receiver) appears.
    EASY SETUP

    Audio Connection

    9/9

    Is this recorder connected to an amplifier (receiver)?
    Select the type of jack you are using.
    Yes : LINE2 OUT(R-AUDIO-L)
    Yes : DIGITAL OUT
    No

    For details, see “TV Type” on page 87.

    11Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for the component out
    jacks appears.

    12Select an option.
    Select “On” if you are using the
    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
    Otherwise, select “Off.”

    13Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for the LINE 3/DECODER
    jack appears.

    14Select an option.
    Select “Yes” if you will connect a decoder to
    the LINE 3/DECODER jack. Otherwise,
    select “No.”

    15Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for selecting the type of
    video signal output from the LINE 1-TV jack
    appears.

    18Select the type of jack (if any) you are
    using to connect to an amplifier (receiver),
    and press ENTER.
    If you did not connect an AV amplifier
    (receiver), select “No,” then go to step 22.
    If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
    using just an audio cord, select “Yes: LINE 2
    OUT (R-AUDIO-L),” then go to step 22.
    If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
    using either a digital optical or coaxial cord,
    select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT.”

    19Select the type of Dolby Digital signal you
    wish to send to your amplifier (receiver).
    EASY SETUP

    Audio Connection

    9/9

    Dolby Digital
    D-PCM
    Dolby Digital

    EASY SETUP

    Line1 Output

    8/9

    Select the Line1 output signal.
    Video
    S Video
    RGB

    24

    If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby
    Digital decoder, select “Dolby Digital.”
    Otherwise, select “D-PCM.”



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    20Press ENTER.
    The Setup Display for the DTS signal appears.
    EASY SETUP

    Audio Connection

    9/9

    DTS

    Off

    21Select whether or not you wish to send a
    DTS signal to your amplifier (receiver),
    and press ENTER.

    Hookups and Settings

    On

    If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a DTS
    decoder, select “On.” Otherwise, select “Off.”

    22Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
    Easy Setup is finished. All connections and
    setup operations are complete.
    EASY SETUP

    Easy Setup is finished.

    Finish

    To return to the previous step
    Press O RETURN.
    z Hints
    • If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio
    decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 90).
    • If you want to run Easy Setup again, select “Easy
    Setup” in the Setup Display (page 96).

    Note
    To record TV programmes using the timer, you must set
    the clock accurately.

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    Connecting a VCR or Similar Device
    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.
    For RDR-GX700, use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK
    jack) (page 70).
    See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
    To record on this recorder, see “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer” (page 51).

    Connecting to the LINE 3 jack
    Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of this recorder.
    TV
    VCR
    SCART cord
    (not supplied)

    to SCART input

    to i LINE
    3/DECODER

    to i
    LINE1-TV
    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    DVD recorder

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL
    OUT

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    PB / CB

    PR / CR

    ~ AC IN

    Notes
    • Pictures containing copy protection signals that prohibit any copying cannot be recorded.
    • If you pass the recorder signals via the 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 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 3/DECODER jack.
    • 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 or LINE 4 IN jacks
    Connect a VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 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.
    VCR, etc.

    Hookups and Settings

    OUTPUT
    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    AUDIO
    L

    R

    Audio/video cord
    (not supplied)

    S VIDEO
    cord (not
    supplied)

    to LINE 2 IN

    DVD recorder (front)

    (rear)
    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    PB / CB

    P R / CR

    OUT

    ~ AC IN

    to LINE 4 IN

    VCR, etc.
    : Signal flow

    z Hint
    When the connected equipment outputs only monaural sound, use audio cables that distribute monaural sounds to left/
    right channels (not supplied).

    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. Noise (feedback) may result.
    • Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time.

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    Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner
    Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3/DECODER jack. Disconnect the
    recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner.
    To use the Synchro-Rec function, see below.
    TV

    to SCART input

    SCART cord (not
    supplied)
    Satellite tuner, etc.

    to i
    LINE1-TV
    AERIAL

    to i LINE
    3/DECODER
    LINE 1 - TV

    DVD recorder

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    PB / CB

    PR / CR

    OUT

    If the satellite tuner can output RGB signals
    This recorder accepts RGB signals. If the satellite
    tuner can output RGB signals, connect the TV
    SCART connector on the satellite tuner to the
    LINE 3/DECODER jack, and set “Line3 Input” of
    “Scart Setting” to “Video/RGB” in Video Setup
    (page 88). Note that this connection and setup
    disable the SMARTLINK function. If you want to
    use the SMARTLINK function with a compatible
    set top box, see the instructions supplied with the
    set top box.

    If you want to use the Synchro Rec function
    This connection is necessary to use the
    Synchronized Recording function. See
    “Recording From Connected Equipment With a
    Timer (Synchro Rec)” (page 50).

    28

    ~ AC IN

    Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in Video
    Setup (page 88) according to the specifications of
    your satellite tuner. See your satellite tuner’s
    instructions for more information.
    If you are using a B Sky B tuner, be sure to
    connect the tuner’s VCR SCART jack to the LINE
    3/DECODER jack. Then set “Line3 Input” of
    “Scart Setting” according to the specifications of
    the VCR SCART jack on your satellite tuner.

    Notes
    • Do not set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in Video
    Setup to “Decoder.”
    • Synchronized Recording does not work with some
    tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
    instructions.
    • If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
    not be able to view the signals from the connected
    tuner.



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    Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder
    You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the
    recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder.
    Hookups and Settings

    Connecting a decoder
    TV

    Aerial cable
    (supplied)
    to AERIAL IN

    to SCART input

    SCART cord (not
    supplied)

    PAY-TV/Canal
    Plus decoder

    to AERIAL
    OUT
    SCART cord (not
    supplied)

    to i
    LINE1-TV

    to i LINE 3/DECODER
    DVD recorder
    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL
    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL
    OUT

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    PB / CB

    PR / CR

    ~ AC IN

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    Setting PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels

    4

    Video - Scart Setting

    To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus
    programmes, set your recorder to receive the
    channels using the on-screen display.
    In order to set the channels correctly, be sure to
    follow all of the steps below.

    5
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Select “Scart Setting,” and press ENTER.

    PROG +/–

    0

    Line1 Output

    Line3 Input

    Line3 Output

    Video

    Video/RGB

    Video

    Video

    Video/RGB

    S Video

    Video

    Decoder

    Video

    S Video

    S Video

    Video

    S Video

    S Video

    S Video

    RGB

    Video/RGB

    Video

    Press M/m to select “Video” or “RGB” for
    “Line1 Output,” “Decoder” for “Line3
    Input,” and “Video” for “Line3 Output,”
    and press ENTER.
    The Video Setup display appears again.

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    O RETURN

    6

    Press O RETURN to return the cursor to
    the left column.

    7

    Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP
    Settings

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU.

    Channel Setting

    Video

    Channel List

    Audio

    Clock

    Features

    Language

    Options

    The System Menu appears.

    2

    Easy Setup

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.

    8

    SETUP
    Settings

    Channel Setting

    Video

    Channel List

    Audio

    Clock

    Features

    Settings - Channel Setting

    Easy Setup

    Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP
    Settings

    TV Type :

    16 : 9

    Video

    Pause Mode :

    Auto

    Audio

    Component Out :

    Off

    Progressive Mode :

    Auto

    Screen Saver :

    On

    Features
    Options

    Scart Setting
    Easy Setup

    30

    Prog. 8

    Language

    Options

    3

    Select “Channel Setting,” and press
    ENTER.

    Line4 input :

    Video

    9

    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C2

    Station Name :

    CDE

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Press PROG +/– to select the desired
    programme position.
    Selected programme position
    Settings - Channel Setting
    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C24

    Station Name :

    PQR

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Prog. 6



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    10Select “System,” and press ENTER.

    To return to the previous step
    Press O RETURN.

    Settings - Channel Setting
    BG
    BG

    Normal / CATV

    Normal
    DK

    Channel Set :

    C1
    I

    Station Name :

    ARD
    L

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    On

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Notes

    11Press M/m to select an available TV
    system, BG, DK, L, or I, and press ENTER.
    To receive broadcasts in France, select “L.”

    12Select “Normal/CATV,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting
    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal
    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C1
    CATV

    Station Name :

    PQR

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    • When you set “Line3 Input” to “Decoder” in step 5
    above, you will not be able to select “L3” because Line
    3 will become a dedicated line for the decoder.
    • If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will
    not be able to view the signals from the connected
    decoder.

    Hookups and Settings

    System :

    Prog. 6

    Prog. 6

    13Select “Normal,” and press ENTER.
    To preset CATV (Cable Television) channels,
    select “CATV.”

    14Select “Channel Set,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting
    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C1
    C24

    Station Name :

    PQR

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Prog. 6

    15Select the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channel,
    and press ENTER.

    16Select “PAY-TV/CANAL+,” and press
    ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting
    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C24

    Station Name :

    PQR

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    On
    On

    Audio :

    NICAM
    Off

    Prog. 6

    17Select “On,” and press ENTER.

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    B TIMER (page 42):
    Allows you to set a new timer recording
    setting.

    Guide to Displays

    Using the On-Screen Menus
    +RW

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    VCD

    CD

    -R

    DVD

    DATA CD

    This section introduces the System Menu, TOOLS
    menu, and sub-menu. By using these displays, you
    can perform most of the recorder’s operations.

    C TIMER LIST (page 45):
    Turns on the Timer List menu, which allows
    you to check, change, or cancel timer settings.

    D DV EDIT (page 70) (RDR-GX700 only):
    Activates the DV Edit function, which allows
    you to record and edit the contents of a DV
    format tape.

    E SETUP (page 82):
    Turns on the Setup Display, which allows you
    to set up the recorder to suit your preferences.

    Number
    buttons, SET

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Sub-menu

    0

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    O RETURN

    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    The sub-menu appears when you select an item
    from a list menu (e.g. a title from the Title List
    menu), and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays
    options applicable only to the selected item. The
    displayed options differ depending on the
    situation and disc type.
    Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
    Example: The Title List menu

    TITLE LIST

    System Menu

    Sort

    SYSTEM MENU
    TITLE LIST
    TIMER
    TIMER LIST
    DV EDIT
    SETUP

    A TITLE LIST (page 33):
    Turns on the Title List menu, which shows
    recorded titles on the disc.

    32

    ORIGINAL

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    My Movies

    1.5/4.7GB

    Close

    Wed 15. 9
    Play

    Fri

    17. 9

    Date

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    Title

    3

    AAB

    9:00- 9:30

    4

    GHI

    5

    DEF

    20:00-20:30

    6

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    7

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 26.10

    8

    GHI

    10:00-10:30

    Thu 28.10

    Number

    The System Menu appears when you press
    SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of
    the recorder’s main functions, such as timer
    recording and setup.
    Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.

    1

    20:00-20:30

    Play Beginning

    Sat
    Erase25. 9
    Protect
    Sat
    25. 9
    Title Name

    Fri 15.10

    Set Thumbnail

    Tue 19.10

    A-B Erase

    Options for
    the selected
    item



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    TOOLS

    Using the Title List
    +RW

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    -R

    The titles of programmes recorded on a disc are
    displayed in the Title List.
    Z

    Example 1: When you press TOOLS while the
    Title List menu is turned on.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Guide to Displays

    The TOOLS menu appears when you press
    TOOLS, and displays options applicable to the
    entire disc (e.g. disc protection), recorder (e.g.
    audio settings during recording), or multiple items
    on a list menu (e.g. erasing multiple titles). The
    displayed options differ depending on the
    situation and disc type.
    Select the option by pressing M/m and ENTER.

    0

    TITLE LIST

    ORIGINAL

    My Movies

    1

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    Wed 15. 9

    DateDisc Info

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    Fri

    Erase Titles3

    AAB

    Title

    Number

    Playlist

    TOOLS

    CURSOR
    MODE

    17. 9

    9:00- 9:30

    Sat 25. 9

    GHI

    20:00-20:30

    Sat 25. 9

    DEF

    20:00-20:30

    Fri 15.10

    6

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 19.10

    7

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 26.10

    8

    GHI

    10:00-10:30

    Thu 28.10

    4

    5
    Create Playlist

    TITLE LIST

    1.5/4.7GB

    Close

    Sort

    Options for the disc or menu

    1

    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    ZOOM +/–

    Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
    the disc tray.

    Example 2: When you press TOOLS while a
    DVD-RW (VR mode) is playing.
    Close
    Stop
    Disc Info
    Erase
    Protect

    With the recording side facing down

    TOOLS

    Options for the disc or picture

    2

    Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
    tray.
    Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
    panel display.

    To return to the previous display
    Press O RETURN.

    3

    Press TITLE LIST.
    To show the list in greater detail (zoom), press
    ZOOM+.

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    Standard Title List (Example: DVD-RW in VR
    mode)

    TITLE LIST

    My Movies

    ORIGINAL

    1.5/4.7GB

    1

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    Wed 15. 9

    Date

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    Fri

    Title

    3

    AAB

    9:00- 9:30

    Sat 25. 9

    4

    GHI

    20:00-20:30

    Sat 25. 9

    5

    DEF

    20:00-20:30

    Fri 15.10

    6

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 19.10

    7

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 26.10

    8

    GHI

    10:00-10:30

    Thu 28.10

    Sort

    Number

    17. 9

    m
    “Zoomed” Title List

    To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
    Press CURSOR MODE while the list display is
    turned on. The display enters Page mode. Each
    time you press M/m, the entire Title List changes
    to the next/previous page of titles.
    To return to the Cursor mode, press CURSOR
    MODE again.

    About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
    You can switch the Title List to show Original or
    Playlist.
    While the Title List menu is turned on, press
    TOOLS and select either “Original” or “Playlist,”
    and press ENTER. “PLAYLIST” appears on the
    front panel display when “Playlist” is selected.
    For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
    mode)” (page 62).

    To change the title order (Sort)
    TITLE LIST
    Sort

    ORIGINAL

    1 AAB

    1.5/4.7GB

    13:00-14:00

    Wed 5. 9 13:00 (1H00M)

    Date
    Title

    My Movies

    AAB
    SP

    2 DEF

    20:00-21:00
    DEF
    Fri 17. 9 20:00 (1H00M) SLP

    Number

    3 AAB

    9:00-9:30

    Sat 25. 9 9:00 (0H30M)

    AAB
    EP

    4 GHI

    20:00-20:30
    GHI
    Sat 25. 9 20:00 (0H30M) SLP

    A Title type (DVD-RW in VR mode only):
    Displays the title type, Original or Playlist.

    B Sort buttons:
    Sorts the title order (see below).

    C Zooming indicator:
    Shows the current zoom status.

    Press < while the Title List menu is turned on to
    move the cursor to the Sort column. Press M/m to
    select the item, and press ENTER.
    Order

    Sorted

    Date

    in order of when the titles were
    recorded. The title that is recorded
    most recently is listed at the top.

    Title

    in alphabetical order.

    Number

    in order of recorded title number.

    To change a title thumbnail picture
    (Thumbnail) (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
    You can select a favourite scene for the thumbnail
    picture shown in the Title List menu.

    1

    Press TITLE LIST while a disc is in the
    recorder and press ZOOM+.

    2

    Select a title whose thumbnail picture you
    want to change, and press ENTER.

    3

    Select “Set Thumbnail” from the sub-menu,
    and press ENTER.
    The selected title starts to play in the
    background.

    4

    While watching the playback picture, press
    H, X, or m/M to select the scene you
    want to set for a thumbnail picture, and press
    ENTER.
    The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
    picture.

    D Disc name (page 36)
    E Disc space (remainder/total)
    F Title information:
    Displays the title number, title name, and
    recording date.
    z (red): Indicates that the title is currently
    being recorded.
    : Indicates the protected title.

    G Scroll bar:
    Appears when all of the titles do not fit on the
    list. To view the hidden titles, press M/m.

    H Title’s thumbnail picture

    To turn off the Title List
    Press TITLE LIST.

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    z Hint
    After recording, the first scene of the recording (the title)
    is automatically set as the thumbnail picture.

    Notes

    +RW

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    -R

    With the Disc Information display, you can check
    the disc type and remaining disc space. Also, you
    can perform operations such as formatting and
    finalizing (page 36).
    Z
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Guide to Displays

    • The Title List may not appear for discs created on other
    DVD recorders.
    • Letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with an
    “*.”
    • Title thumbnail pictures are displayed only on this
    recorder.
    • It may take a few seconds for the thumbnail pictures to
    be displayed.
    • After editing, the title thumbnail picture may change to
    the first scene of the recording (title).
    • After dubbing, the title thumbnail picture set on the
    source recording is cancelled.

    Using the “Disc Info”
    Screen (disc settings)

    0

    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    1

    Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
    the disc tray.

    With the recording side facing down

    2

    Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
    tray.
    Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
    panel display.

    3

    Press TOOLS.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    4

    Select “Disc Info,” and press ENTER.
    Items in the display differ depending on the
    disc type or recording format.

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    Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)

    Labelling, protecting, or formatting
    a disc

    Disc Information
    Close
    DiscName Movie

    +RW

    Media

    DVD-RW

    Format

    Title no.

    Original 3 / Playlist 2

    Protect Disc
    Finalize

    Protected Not Protected
    Date

    Erase All

    15.9.2003 ~ 28.10.2003

    HQ : 0H30M
    Remainder LP : 1H30M

    HSP : 0H45M
    EP : 2H00M

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    -R

    Disc Name

    VR

    SP : 1H00M
    SLP : 3H00M
    2. 3 / 4. 7GB

    Format

    You can execute options effective for the entire
    disc using the Disc Information display.

    1

    Press TOOLS while the disc is in the
    recorder.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    A “Disc Name”

    2

    Example: When the inserted disc is a DVDRW (VR mode).

    B “Media”: Disc type
    C “Format”: Recording format type (DVDRW only)

    Disc Information
    Close
    DiscName

    D “Title no.”: Total number of titles
    E “Protected”: Indicates whether protection is
    set (DVD-RW in VR mode only)
    F “Date”: Dates of when the oldest and the
    most recent titles were recorded
    G “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
    (approximate)
    • The longest continuous recording time in
    each of the recording modes
    • Disc space bar
    • Remaining disc space/total disc space

    H Disc setting buttons (page 36)
    “Disc Name”
    “Protect Disc”
    “Finalize”/“Unfinalize”
    “Erase All”
    “Format”
    Available settings differ depending on the
    disc type.

    z Hint
    For DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode), you can
    check free space and title location on the disc using the
    Disc Map display (page 65).

    Note
    On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1
    billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc
    space.

    36

    Select “Disc Info,” and press ENTER.

    Media

    DVD-RW

    Title no.

    Original 3 / Playlist 2

    VR

    Protect Disc

    Protected Not Protected

    Finalize

    Date

    Erase All

    15. 9. 2003 ~ 28. 10. 2003

    HQ : 0H30M
    Remainder LP : 1H30M

    3

    Format

    Disc Name

    HSP : 0H45M
    EP : 2H00M

    SP : 1H00M
    SLP : 3H00M
    2. 3 / 4. 7GB

    Format

    Select an option, and press ENTER.
    “Disc Name”: Labels a disc. Enter the disc
    name in the “Input Disc Name” display
    (page 40).
    “Protect Disc” (DVD-RW in VR mode only):
    Protects all titles on the disc. To cancel the
    protection, select “Don’t Protect.”
    “Erase All” (DVD+RW/DVD-RW only):
    Erases all titles on the disc (except the
    protected titles).
    “Format” (DVD+RW/DVD-RW only):
    Erases all contents of the disc to make a blank
    disc. For DVD-RWs, select a recording
    format (VR or Video) according to your
    needs.

    z Hints
    • You can set protection for individual titles (page 63).
    • By reformatting, you can change the recording format
    on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video
    mode) that have been finalized.

    Note
    You can enter up to 64 characters for a disc name. The
    disc name may not appear when the disc is played on
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    Finalizing a disc (preparing a disc
    for playback on other equipment)
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    Press TOOLS while the disc is in the
    recorder.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Disc Info,” and press ENTER.
    The Disc Information display appears.

    3

    Select “Finalize,” and press ENTER.
    The display shows the approximate time
    required for finalizing and asks for
    confirmation.
    Finalize
    About xx min is needed for finalizing this disc.
    Cannot cancel finalizing during transaction.
    Do you want to finalize?

    Differences between the disc types
    +RW

    -RWVR

    -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    Discs are automatically finalized when
    removed from the recorder. However,
    you may need to finalize the disc for
    certain DVD equipment, or if the
    recording time is short. You can edit or
    record on the disc even after finalizing.
    Finalizing is unnecessary when playing
    a disc on VR format compatible
    equipment.
    Even if your other DVD equipment is
    VR format compatible, you may need to
    finalize the disc, especially if the
    recording time is short. You can edit or
    record on the disc even after finalizing.
    Finalizing is necessary when playing on
    any equipment other than this recorder.
    After finalizing, you cannot edit or
    record on the disc. If you want to record
    on it again, reformat the disc (page 36).
    However, all recorded contents will be
    erased.
    Finalizing is necessary when playing on
    any equipment other than this recorder.
    After finalizing, you cannot edit or
    record on the disc.

    OK

    4

    Guide to Displays

    Finalizing is necessary when you play discs
    recorded with this recorder on other DVD
    equipment.
    When you finalize a DVD+RW, DVD-RW
    (Video mode), DVD+R, or DVD-R, a DVD menu
    will be automatically created, which can be
    displayed on other DVD equipment.
    Before finalizing, check the differences between
    the disc types in the table below.

    1

    Cancel

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The recorder starts finalizing the disc.

    To unfinalize a DVD-RW (VR mode)
    If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
    mode) that has been finalized with other DVD
    equipment (a message appears), unfinalize the
    disc by selecting “Unfinalize” in step 3 above.
    z Hint
    You can check whether the disc has been finalized or not.
    If you cannot select “Finalize” in step 3 above, the disc
    has already been finalized.

    Notes
    • Depending on the condition of the disc, recording, or
    the DVD equipment, discs may not play even if the
    discs are finalized.
    • The recorder may not be able to finalize the disc if it
    was recorded on another recorder.

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    Checking the Play
    Information and Playing
    Time
    +RW

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    VCD

    CD

    -R

    DVD

    B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
    (
    angle/
    audio/
    subtitle, etc.)
    C The current selected function or audio
    setting (appears only temporarily)
    D The current selected angle
    Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch

    DATA CD

    Rear (L/R)

    You can check the playing time and remaining
    time of the current title, chapter, or track. Also,
    you can check the disc name recorded on the disc.
    1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Front (L/R) + Centre

    LFE (Low Frequency
    Effect)

    ◆ Display 2

    0

    Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)
    DISPLAY

    TIME/TEXT

    Movies

    Original
    DVD-RW
    VR

    Press DISPLAY repeatedly.

    SP

    T1

    0:00:45

    A Disc type*2/format (page 8)

    Each time you press the button, the display
    changes as follows:

    B Title type (Original or Playlist) (page 62)

    Title/track information (Display 1)
    m
    Play mode/time information (Display 2)
    m
    (Display off)

    D Recording mode (page 41)

    The displays differ depending on the disc type or
    playing status.

    ◆ Display 1
    Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO

    C Play mode
    E Playing status bar*3
    F Title number (chapter number*1) (page 59)
    (Track number for CDs/VIDEO CDs without
    PBC, scene number for VIDEO CDs with
    PBC, track number (album number*1) for
    DATA CDs)

    G CD text (album name) (when text is
    recorded on a CD)
    H Playing time (remaining time*1)

    Title 1
    Angle3(5)

    1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0

    A Title number/name
    (Track number for CDs/VIDEO CDs without
    PBC, scene number for VIDEO CDs with
    PBC, track number/name for DATA CDs)

    38

    *1 Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
    *2 Displays Super VCDs as “SVCD”, DATA CDs as
    “CD.”
    *3 Does not appear with VCDs, or DATA CDs.



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    z Hints
    • If “DTS” is set to “Off” in Audio Setup, the DTS track
    selection option will not appear on the screen even if
    the disc contains DTS tracks (page 90).
    • When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
    Options Setup (page 95), playback information
    automatically appears when the recorder is turned on,
    etc.

    Example: When playing a CD
    Track playing time and the current track/index
    number

    m
    Remaining time of the current track

    m
    Playing time of the disc

    m
    • The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
    text, such as the disc name.
    • The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
    replaced with “*.”

    Checking the playing/remaining
    time
    You can view the playing or time information
    displayed on the TV screen and the front panel
    display.

    Remaining time of the disc

    m
    CD text (when available)

    Notes
    • The recorder can only display the first level of a CD’s
    text, such as the disc name.
    • The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
    replaced with “*.”
    • Playing time of MP3 audio tracks may not be displayed
    correctly.

    Guide to Displays

    Notes

    Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
    The displays differ depending on the disc type or
    playing status.
    ◆Front panel display
    Example: When playing a DVD
    Playing time and number of the current title

    Remaining time of the current title

    Playing time and number of the current chapter

    Remaining time of the current chapter

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    To enter a letter with an accent mark, select an
    accent followed by the letter.
    Example: Select “ ` ” and then “a” to enter “à.”
    To insert a space, select “Space.”

    How to Enter Characters
    You can label a title, disc, or program by entering
    characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a
    title or disc name, but the actual number of
    characters displayed in the menus such as the Title
    List will vary. When the display for entering
    characters appears, follow the steps below.

    3

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 to enter the
    remaining characters.
    Input row
    Input Title Name
    Kids

    "A"
    -

    1

    2 A B C

    2

    3 D E

    3

    1

    Number
    buttons, SET

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    .

    ,

    F

    4 G H

    I

    4

    5 J

    L

    5

    K

    6 M N O 6
    Back

    7 P Q R S

    Clear All 8 T U V

    8

    9 W X Y

    Z

    Space

    0

    0

    "a"
    7

    Symbol

    9

    Cancel
    Finish

    0

    To erase a character, move the cursor to the
    right of the character at the input row. Select
    “Back” and press ENTER.
    To insert a character, move the cursor to the
    right of the point where you want to insert the
    character. Select the character and press
    ENTER.
    To erase all of the characters, select “Clear
    All” and press ENTER.

    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    1

    2

    Press </M/m/, to move the cursor to
    the right of the screen and select “A”
    (upper-case), “a” (lower-case), or
    “Symbol,” and press ENTER.

    4

    The characters of the selected type are
    displayed.

    To use the number buttons

    Press </M/m/, to select the character
    you want to enter, and press ENTER.

    To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”

    You can also use the number buttons to enter
    characters.

    1

    In step 2 above, press a number button
    repeatedly to select a character.
    Example:
    Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”
    Press the number 3 button three times to enter
    “F.”

    2
    3

    Press SET and select the next character.

    The selected character appears at the top of
    the display.
    Example: Input Title Name
    Input Title Name
    K

    "A"
    -

    1

    2 A B C

    2

    3 D E

    F

    3

    4 G H

    I

    4

    5 J

    L

    5

    1

    .

    ,

    K

    6 M N O 6
    Back

    7 P Q R S

    Clear All 8 T U V

    8

    9 W X Y

    Z

    Space

    0

    0

    "a"
    7

    Symbol

    9

    Cancel
    Finish

    The type of characters will change according
    to the language you select in Easy Setup.
    Some languages allow you to enter an accent
    mark.

    40

    Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.

    Select “Finish” and press ENTER.



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    Recording mode

    Recording time
    (minute)

    Before Recording

    HQ (High quality)

    60

    Before you start recording…

    SP (Standard mode)

    • This recorder can record on various discs. Select
    the disc type according to your needs (page 8).
    • Check that the disc has enough available space
    for the recording (page 35). For DVD+RWs and
    DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by
    erasing titles (page 63).
    • Adjust the recording picture quality and picture
    size if necessary (page 48).

    LP

    r

    180

    EP

    r

    240

    Recording

    Recording mode
    Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
    recorder has six different recording modes.
    Select a recording mode according to the time and
    picture quality you need. For example, if picture
    quality is your top priority, select the High Quality
    mode (HQ). If recording time is your priority,
    Super Long Play mode (SLP) can be a possible
    choice. Note that the recording time in the
    following table is an approximate guide.
    Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
    recording modes.

    I want to record with the
    best possible picture
    quality, so I’ll select HQ.

    R

    SLP (Long duration)

    90
    120

    360

    Note
    Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
    recording time.
    – Recording a programme with poor reception, or a
    programme or video source of low picture quality
    – Recording on a disc that has already been edited
    – Recording only a still picture or just sound

    Recording

    z Hint
    Timer recordings will be made regardless whether or not
    the recorder is turned on. You can turn off the recorder
    without affecting the recording even after recording
    starts.

    HSP

    Recording stereo and bilingual
    programmes
    The recorder automatically receives and records
    stereo and bilingual programmes based on the
    ZWEITON system or the NICAM system.
    A DVD-RW (VR mode) can record both main and
    sub sounds. You can switch between main and sub
    when playing the disc.
    A DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R,
    or DVD-R can record only one sound track (main
    or sub) at a time. Select the sound track using the
    Setup Display before recording starts. Set “DVD
    Bilingual Rec.” to “Main” (default) or “Sub” in
    Options Setup (page 95).

    ZWEITON (German stereo) system
    When a stereo or bilingual ZWEITON based
    programme is received, “STEREO” or
    “BILINGUAL” appears in the front panel display.

    NICAM system
    When a stereo or bilingual NICAM based
    programme is received, “NICAM” appears in the
    front panel display.
    To record a NICAM programme, be sure to set
    “Audio” of “Channel Setting” in Settings Setup to
    “NICAM” (default). If the sound is not clear when
    listening to NICAM broadcasts, set “Audio” to
    “Standard” (see “Channel Setting” on page 83).

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    z Hint
    You can select the audio (main or sub) while recording
    bilingual programmes using the
    (audio) button.
    This does not affect the recorded sound.

    Unrecordable pictures

    +RW

    Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded
    on this recorder.
    When the recorder receives a copy guard signal,
    the recorder continues to record but only a blank,
    grey coloured screen will be recorded.
    Copy control
    signals
    Copy-Free

    Recordable discs
    +RW
    +R

    Copy-Once

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can set the timer for a total of eight
    programmes, up to one month in advance.
    There are two methods to set the timer: the
    standard method and VIDEO Plus+ method.
    • Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
    position of the programme manually.
    • VIDEO Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number
    designated for each TV programme (page 44).

    -RWVR -RWVideo
    -R

    -RWVR

    Ver.1.1 with CPRM*
    Copy-Never

    Timer Recording (Standard/
    VIDEO Plus+)

    Setting the timer manually
    (Standard)

    None (a blank screen is
    recorded)

    Z

    * The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
    compatible equipment.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    [TIMER]
    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    x REC
    STOP

    1

    Press Z (open/close), and place a
    recordable disc on the disc tray.

    With the recording side facing down

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  • Page 43

    2

    Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
    tray.
    Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
    panel display.
    Unused DVDs are formatted automatically.

    3

    Press [TIMER].
    Timer - Standard
    OK

    Set the timer manually.
    Date

    Start

    Stop

    Today

    :

    :

    Prog.

    PDC

    Mode VPS

    Cancel

    • If the Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+)
    menu appears, press < to switch the
    display to “Standard.”

    4

    Select an item using </, and adjust
    using M/m.
    “Date”: Sets the date.
    The item changes as follows:
    Today y Tomorrow y …… y Thu
    28.10 (1 month later) y Sun (every Sunday)
    y …… y Sat (every Saturday) y
    Mon-Fri (Monday to Friday) y Mon-Sat
    (Monday to Saturday) y Sun-Sat (Sunday to
    Saturday) y Today
    “Start”: Sets the start time.
    “Stop”: Sets the stop time.
    “Prog.”: Selects the programme position or
    input source.
    “Mode”: Selects the recording mode
    (page 41).
    “PDC/VPS”: Sets the PDC/VPS function. See
    “About the PDC/VPS function” below.
    • If you make a mistake, select the item and
    change the setting.

    5

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The Timer List menu (page 45) appears. The
    TIMER REC indicator lights up on the front
    panel and the recorder is ready to start
    recording.
    Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the
    recorder before the timer recording starts.

    To stop recording during timer recording
    Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
    Note that it may take a few seconds for the
    recorder to stop recording.

    PDC/VPS signals are transmitted with TV
    programmes in some broadcast systems. These
    signals ensure that timer recordings are made
    regardless of any broadcast delays, early starts, or
    broadcast interruptions.
    ◆To use the PDC/VPS function
    Set “PDC/VPS” to “On” in step 4 above.
    When you turn on this function, the recorder starts
    scanning the channel before the timer recording
    starts. If you are watching TV when scanning
    starts, a message will appear on the TV screen. If
    you want to watch TV, switch to your TV’s tuner
    or turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan function.

    Recording

    VIDEO Plus+

    About the PDC/VPS function

    ◆To turn off the PDC/VPS channel scan
    Press TOOLS and select “PDC/VPS Scan Off.”
    To ensure that the PDC/VPS function works
    properly, turn off the recorder before the timer
    recording starts. This will automatically turn on
    the PDC/VPS channel scan function while the
    recorder remains off.

    Rec Mode Adjust
    If there is not enough available disc space for the
    recording, the recorder automatically adjusts the
    recording mode to enable the entire programme to
    be recorded. This function is normally set to “On.”
    To cancel this function, press TOOLS while the
    Timer List is displayed. Select “Rec Mode
    Adjust” and press ENTER. Select “Off” and press
    ENTER.

    If the timer settings overlap
    Overlapped timer settings are shown as follows.
    Timer
    These timer settings overlap. Do you want to continue?
    Fri 29.10

    21:00-22:00

    AAB

    SP

    Fri 29.10

    20:30-21:00

    DEF

    SP

    OK

    Cancel

    To store the setting as shown, select “OK.” The
    programme that starts first has priority and the
    second programme starts recording only after the
    first programme has finished.
    To cancel the overlapped timer setting, select
    “Cancel.”
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    To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
    See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
    Settings (Timer List)” (page 45).

    To extend the recording duration time while
    recording

    1

    Press TOOLS during recording.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Extend Rec” and press ENTER.
    Extend Rec. Time
    OK

    Set the timer extend function.

    Cancel
    Tue 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB

    SP

    Extend Time
    Off

    3

    Press M/m to select the duration time.
    You can set the duration in increments of 10
    minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes.

    4

    Select “OK” and press ENTER.

    • The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a timer
    recording and the PDC/VPS function set to off. It does
    not function with Quick Timer or Synchro Rec.
    • The beginning of some recordings may not be made
    when using the PDC/VPS function.
    • You cannot extend the recording duration time when
    “PDC/VPS” is set to “On.”

    Recording TV programmes using the
    VIDEO Plus+ system
    The VIDEO Plus+ system is a feature that
    simplifies setting the timer. Just enter the
    PlusCode number listed in the TV programme
    guide. The date, time, and channel of that
    programme are set automatically.
    Check that the channels are correctly set in
    “Channel Setting” in Settings Setup (page 83).

    One Touch Timer
    If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
    easily display the timer programming menu.
    When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
    insert a disc and press [TIMER]. The recorder
    automatically turns on and the TV’s input is
    switched to the recorder. The Timer programming
    menu appears.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    Number
    buttons, SET

    0

    [TIMER]

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    z Hint
    You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
    programme title in the Title List menu.
    x REC
    STOP

    Notes
    • If “The disc is full or nearly full” appears on the screen,
    change the disc, or make available space for the
    recording (DVD+RW/DVD-RW only) (page 64).
    • Check that the clock is correctly set before setting the
    timer recording. If not, the timer recording cannot be
    made.
    To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite
    tuner and select the satellite programme you want to
    record. Leave the satellite tuner turned on until the
    recorder finishes recording. If you connect equipment
    with a timer function, you can use the Synchro Rec
    function (page 50).
    • Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
    programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
    overlaps with a programme that has priority. “
    ” will
    appear next to the overlapped setting in the Timer List.
    Check the priority order of the settings (page 45).
    • Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
    made while recording a programme that has priority.

    44

    1
    2

    Insert a recordable disc.
    Press [TIMER].
    Timer - VIDEO Plus+
    Set the timer by entering the timer code.
    PlusCode No.

    OK
    Cancel

    Standard

    • If the Timer programming (Standard) menu
    appears, press < to switch the display to
    “VIDEO Plus+.”



  • Page 45

    3

    Press the number buttons to enter the
    PlusCode number, and press SET.
    • If you make a mistake, press CLEAR and reenter the correct number.

    4

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The date, start and stop times, programme
    position, recording mode, and PDC/VPS
    setting (page 43) appear.

    Is the following timer setting correct? To modify,
    adjust each item or re-enter the timer code.

    Start

    Stop

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    Prog.
    AAB

    OK
    Cancel

    PDC

    Mode VPS
    HQ

    Off

    Change

    If you want to change the setting, press </
    , to select the item and press M/m to change
    the setting.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    To re-enter the PlusCode number, select
    “Change.”

    5

    -R

    +R

    Recording

    Date

    +RW

    You can check, change, or cancel timer settings
    using the Timer List menu.

    Timer - VIDEO Plus+

    Mon 28.6 10 : 00 11 : 30

    Checking/Changing/
    Cancelling Timer Settings
    (Timer List)

    SYSTEM
    MENU

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    O RETURN

    The TIMER REC indicator lights up on the
    front panel, and the recorder is ready to start
    recording.

    1
    To stop recording during timer recording
    Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
    Note that it may take a few seconds for the
    recorder to stop recording.

    Press SYSTEM MENU.
    The System Menu appears.

    2

    Select “TIMER LIST,” and press ENTER.
    10:30

    TIMER LIST

    If the timer settings overlap

    Mon-Sat

    See page 43.

    22:00-22:15 AAB

    SP

    Fri

    29.10 20:30-21:30 DEF

    SP

    Fri

    29.10 21:00-22:00 GHI

    SLP

    Sat 30.10 16:00-17:00 DEF

    SLP

    PDC
    VPS
    PDC
    VPS

    To extend the recording duration time while
    recording
    Timer information displays the recording
    date, time, recording mode, etc.
    : Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
    another setting.
    a (green): Indicates the setting can be
    recorded
    z (red): Indicates the setting currently being
    recorded.
    z (grey): Indicates that the setting cannot be
    recorded in the selected recording mode.

    See page 44.

    To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
    See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
    Settings (Timer List)” (page 45).
    z Hint
    The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer
    method (page 43).

    3

    Select the timer setting you want to check/
    change/cancel, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

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    4

    Select one of the options, and press
    ENTER.
    “Modify”: Changes the timer setting. Select
    an item using </, and adjust using M/m.
    Select “OK” and press ENTER.

    ◆When the recordings start at the same time
    The programme that is set last has priority. In this
    example, timer setting B is set after A, so the first
    part of timer setting A will not be recorded.
    7:00

    Modify

    Start

    Mon-Sat

    9:00

    10:00

    A
    OK

    Modify the timer setting.
    Date

    8:00

    Stop

    Prog.

    22 : 00 22 : 15

    PDC

    Mode VPS

    AAB

    SP

    Cancel

    B

    Off

    “Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select “OK”
    and press ENTER.

    ◆When the end time of one recording and the
    start time of another are the same
    After finishing the previous recording, the other
    recording may be delayed.

    Erase
    Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?

    7:00

    8:00

    9:00

    10:00

    A
    Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15

    OK

    AAB

    SP

    Cancel

    B

    To turn off the Timer List

    “Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
    settings.
    Check Overlap
    These timer settings overlap.
    Fri

    29.10

    21:00-22:00

    AAB

    SP

    PDC/VPS

    Fri

    29.10

    21:30-22:30

    DEF

    LP

    PDC/VPS

    Press O RETURN.
    z Hint
    While recording, you cannot modify the timer setting for
    the current recording, but you can extend the recording
    duration of the recording time (page 44).

    Notes
    Close

    Select “Close” to return to the Timer List.
    To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 3
    and 4 above.

    When the timer settings overlap
    The programme that starts first has priority and the
    second programme starts recording only after the
    first programme has finished.
    7:00

    8:00

    9:00

    10:00

    A
    will be cut off

    46

    B

    • When “PDC/VPS” is set to “On” for one or more 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
    made while recording a programme that has priority.
    • Even if the timer is set for the same daily or weekly
    programme, the timer recording cannot be made if it
    overlaps with a programme that has priority. “
    ” will
    appear next to the overlapped setting in the Timer List.
    Check the priority order of the settings.



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    To stop recording

    Recording Without the
    Timer
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    Press x REC STOP located beneath the remote
    control cover. Note that it may take a few seconds
    for recording to stop.

    To pause recording

    -R

    Press X REC PAUSE located beneath the remote
    control cover. To restart recording, press the
    button again.

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–

    0

    t (TV/video),
    TV/DVD

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    To watch another TV programme while
    recording
    If your TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, set
    your TV to the TV input using the TV/DVD
    button and select the programme you want to
    watch. If your TV is connected to the LINE 2 OUT
    or COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set the TV
    to TV input using the t (TV/video) button
    (page 20).

    Recording

    1

    TV Direct Rec
    X REC
    PAUSE
    x REC
    STOP

    z REC
    REC MODE

    1
    2
    3

    Insert a recordable disc.
    Press PROG +/– to select the programme
    position or input source you want to
    record.
    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
    recording mode.
    Each time you press the button, the display
    changes on the TV screen as follows:
    HQ

    HSP

    SP

    LP

    EP

    SLP

    For more details about the recording mode,
    see page 41.

    4

    Press z REC.
    Recording starts.
    Recording continues until you stop the
    recording or the disc is full.

    If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
    easily record what you are watching on your TV.
    When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
    insert a disc and press z REC. The recorder
    automatically turns on and starts recording what
    you are watching on the TV. “TV” appears in the
    front panel display. You cannot turn off the TV or
    change the programme position during TV Direct
    Rec. To turn off the function, set “TV Direct Rec”
    to “Off” in Features Setup (page 91).

    About the Teletext function
    Some broadcasts systems ensure a Teletext
    service* in which the complete programmes and
    their data (title, date, channel, recording start time
    etc.) are stored day by day. When recording a
    programme, the recorder automatically takes the
    programme name from the Teletext pages and
    stores it as the title name. For details, see “TV
    Guide Page” (page 92).
    Note that the Teletext information will not appear
    on your TV screen. To view the Teletext
    information on your TV screen, press TV/DVD on
    the remote to switch the input source to your TV.
    * not available in some areas
    z Hint
    If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can
    turn off the TV. When using a decoder, make sure to
    leave it on.

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    Notes
    • After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start
    recording.
    • You cannot change the recording mode while
    recording or during recording pause.
    • If there is a power failure, the programme you are
    recording may be erased.
    • You cannot watch a PAY-TV/Canal Plus programme
    while recording another PAY-TV/Canal Plus
    programme.
    • To use the TV Direct Rec function, you must first set
    the recorder’s clock correctly.

    Adjusting the recording picture
    quality and size
    You can adjust the recording picture quality and
    picture size.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    Using the Quick Timer function

    DISPLAY

    You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
    increments.

    TOOLS

    Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Each press advances the time in 30-minute
    increments. The maximum duration is six hours.
    0:30

    1:00

    5:30

    6:00

    (normal
    recording)

    The time counter decreases minute by minute to
    0:00, then the recorder stops recording (power
    does not turn off). Even if you turn off the recorder
    during recording, the recorder continues to record
    until the time counter runs out.
    Note that the Quick Timer function does not work
    if “TV Direct Rec” is set to “On” in Features Setup
    (page 91).

    To cancel the Quick Timer
    Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
    in the front panel display. The recorder returns to
    normal recording mode.

    1

    Before recording starts, press TOOLS and
    select “Rec Settings.” Then press ENTER.
    Rec. Settings
    Select the item you want to change.
    Rec Mode :

    SP

    DVD Rec. Picture Size :

    4:3

    Rec NR :

    Off

    Rec Video Equalizer

    2

    Select the item you want to adjust, and
    press ENTER.
    The adjustment display appears.
    Example: Rec NR
    Rec NR
    Off

    1

    2

    3

    “Rec Mode”: Selects the recording mode for
    the desired recording time and picture quality.
    For more information, see “Recording mode”
    (page 41).
    “DVD Rec. Picture Size”: Sets the picture size
    of the programme to be recorded.
    • 4:3 (default): Sets the picture size to 4:3.
    • 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
    mode).

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    This function works with DVD-Rs and DVDRWs (Video mode) when the recording mode
    is set to HQ, HSP, or SP. For all other
    recording modes, the screen size is fixed at
    “4:3.”
    For DVD-RWs (VR mode), the actual picture
    size is recorded regardless of the setting. For
    example, if a 16:9 size picture is received, the
    disc records the picture as 16:9 even if “DVD
    Rec. Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
    For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen size is
    fixed at “4:3.”

    “Rec Video Equalizer”: Adjusts the picture in
    greater detail.
    Press M/m to select the item you want to
    adjust, then press ENTER.
    • Contrast: Changes the contrast.
    • Brightness: Changes the overall brightness.
    • Colour: Makes the colours deeper or lighter.

    3 Adjust the setting using </M/m/,,
    and press ENTER.
    The default setting is underlined.
    “Rec NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 3 (strong)
    “Rec Video Equalizer”:
    • Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
    • Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
    • Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.

    You can check the recording information such as
    recording time or disc type.

    Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
    The recording information appears.

    DVD-RW
    VIDEO

    SP

    1:23:45

    A Disc type/format

    Recording

    “Rec NR” (noise reduction): Reduces noise
    contained in the video signal.

    Checking the disc status while
    recording

    B Recording status
    C Recording mode
    D Recording time
    Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.

    Creating chapters in a title
    The recorder will automatically divide a recording
    (a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at
    6 or 15-minute intervals during recording. Select
    the interval, “6Min” (default) or “15Min” in
    “Auto Chapter” of Features Setup (page 91).
    z Hint
    You can create chapters manually when playing DVDRWs (VR mode). For details, see page 66.

    Notes
    • If one programme contains two picture sizes, the
    selected size is recorded. However, if the 16:9 signal
    cannot be recorded as 16:9, it is recorded as 4:3.
    • When playing a 16:9 size picture recorded as 4:3, the
    image is fixed to 4:3 letter box regardless of the setting
    in “TV Type” of Video Setup (page 87).
    • Remnants of images may appear on your screen when
    using “Rec NR.”
    • “Rec Video Equalizer” does not affect the input of the
    DV IN jack and does not work with RGB signals
    (RDR-GX700 only).

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    Recording From Connected
    Equipment With a Timer
    (Synchro Rec)
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can set the recorder to automatically record
    programmes from connected equipment that has a
    timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect
    the equipment to the LINE 3/DECODER jack of
    the recorder (page 28).
    When the connected equipment turns on, the
    recorder starts recording a programme from the
    LINE 3/DECODER jack.

    6

    Press SYNCHRO REC.
    The SYNCHRO REC indicator lights up on
    the front panel. The recorder is ready to start
    Synchro-Recording.
    The recorder automatically starts recording
    when it receives an input signal from the
    connected equipment. The recorder stops
    recording when the connected equipment
    turns off.

    To stop recording
    Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.

    To cancel Synchro Rec
    Press SYNCHRO REC. The SYNCHRO REC
    indicator on the recorder turns off.

    Notes
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    x REC STOP
    REC MODE
    SYNCHRO REC

    1
    2

    Insert a recordable disc.

    3

    Select the line input audio when recording
    a bilingual programme.

    Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
    “L3.”

    Press TOOLS to display the TOOLS menu.
    Select “Line Audio Input” and press ENTER.
    Select “Bilingual” and press ENTER.

    4
    5
    50

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
    recording mode, HQ, HSP, SP, LP, EP, or
    SLP.
    Set the timer on the connected equipment
    to the time of the programme you want to
    record, and turn it off.

    • The recorder starts recording only after detecting the
    video signal from the connected equipment. The
    beginning of the programme may not be recorded
    regardless of whether or not the recorder’s power is on
    or off.
    • During Synchro-Recording, other operations such as
    normal recording cannot be done.
    • To use the connected equipment while the recorder is
    standing by for Synchro-Recording, cancel SynchroRecording by pressing SYNCHRO REC. Be sure to
    turn off the connected equipment and press
    SYNCHRO REC to reset Synchro-Recording before
    the timer recording starts.
    • The Synchro Rec function does not work when “Line3
    Input” of Video Setup is set to “Decoder” (page 89).
    • The Synchro Rec function does not work with some
    tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
    instructions.
    • While the recorder is standing by for SynchroRecording, the Auto Clock Set function (page 86) does
    not work.
    • To use the Synchro Rec function, you must first set the
    recorder’s clock correctly.

    If the timer settings of a Synchro-Recording
    and another timer recording overlap
    Regardless of whether or not the programme is a
    Synchro Rec programme, the programme that
    starts first has priority and the second programme
    starts recording only after the first programme has
    finished.
    7:00

    8:00

    First programme
    Second programme
    will be cut off

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    Recording From Connected
    Equipment Without a Timer
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    5

    Press X REC PAUSE to set this recorder to
    record pause.

    6

    Insert the source tape into the connected
    equipment and set to playback pause.

    7

    At the same time, press X REC PAUSE on
    this recorder and the pause or play button
    on the connected equipment.

    Recording

    You can record from a connected VCR or similar
    device. To connect a VCR or similar device, see
    “Connecting a VCR or Similar Device” (page 26).
    For RDR-GX700, use the DV IN jack on the front
    panel if the equipment has a DV output jack
    (i.LINK jack).

    Press TOOLS and select “Line Audio
    Input.” Then press ENTER.
    “Bilingual”: Records the two different sound
    tracks on DVD-RWs (VR mode). You can
    select either sound track when playing back
    the disc.
    “Stereo” (default): Records stereo sound only.
    Select this for discs other than DVD-RWs
    (VR mode).

    -R

    +R

    1

    4

    Recording starts.
    To stop recording, press x REC STOP on this
    recorder.

    0

    TOOLS

    If you connect a digital video camera with a DV
    IN jack (RDR-GX700 only)

    M/m, ENTER

    See “DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)” (page 70)
    for an explanation of how to record from the DV
    IN jack.

    X REC
    PAUSE

    z Hint
    You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
    before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
    quality and size” (page 48).

    x REC
    STOP

    REC MODE
    INPUT
    SELECT

    1
    2

    Insert a recordable disc.

    Notes
    • When recording a video game image, the screen may
    not be clear.
    • Any programme that contains a Copy-Never copy
    guard signal cannot be recorded. The recorder
    continues to record, but a blank screen will be recorded.

    Press INPUT SELECT to select an input
    source according to the connection you
    made.
    The front panel display changes as follows:

    programme
    position

    L1

    L2

    L3

    L4

    DV

    *

    * RDR-GX700 only

    3

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
    recording mode.
    The recording mode changes as follows:
    HQ

    HSP

    SP

    LP

    EP

    SLP

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    3

    For details about the Title List, see “Using the
    Title List” (page 33).

    Playback

    Playing
    +RW

    VCD

    Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)
    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    Press TITLE LIST.

    -R

    DVD

    TITLE LIST

    DATA CD

    Number
    buttons, SET

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    4

    0

    TITLE LIST
    O RETURN
    TOP MENU
    m/M
    H

    1

    Wed 15. 9

    Date

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    Fri

    Title

    3

    AAB

    9:00- 9:30

    Sat 25. 9

    4

    GHI

    20:00-20:30

    Sat 25. 9

    5

    DEF

    20:00-20:30

    Fri 15.10

    6

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 19.10

    7

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    Tue 26.10

    8

    GHI

    10:00-10:30

    Thu 28.10

    17. 9

    Select the title, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    5
    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    MENU
    x
    X

    Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on
    the disc tray.

    With the playback side facing down

    2

    1.5/4.7GB

    13:00-14:00

    "/1
    1

    My Movies

    AAB

    Number

    Z

    ORIGINAL

    1

    Sort

    Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
    tray.
    If you inserted a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
    CD, or DATA CD, press H. Playback starts.

    Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
    Playback starts from the selected title on the
    disc.

    To use the DVD’s Menu
    When you play a DVD VIDEO, or a finalized
    DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R, or
    DVD-R, you can display the disc’s menu by
    pressing TOP MENU or MENU.

    To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions
    PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play
    VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on your
    TV screen.
    When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC
    functions, the menu appears.
    Select an item using the number buttons and press
    ENTER. Then, follow the instructions in the menu
    (press H when “Press SELECT” appears).
    The PBC function of Super VCDs does not work
    with this recorder. Super VCDs are played in
    continuous play mode only.

    To stop playback
    Press x.

    To resume playback from the point where you
    stopped the disc (Resume Play)
    When you press H again after you stop the disc,
    the recorder resumes playback from the point
    where you pressed x.
    To start from the beginning, press TOOLS, select
    “Play Beginning” and press ENTER. Playback
    starts from the beginning of the title/track/scene.

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    The point where you stopped playing is cleared
    when:
    – you open the disc tray.
    – you play another title.
    – you switch the Title List menu to Original or
    Playlist (DVD-RW in VR mode only).
    – you edit the title after stopping playback.
    – you change the settings on the recorder.
    – you turn off the recorder (VIDEO CD/CD/
    DATA CD only).
    – you make a recording (except for DVD-RWs in
    VR mode).

    To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)

    1

    Select “OK” and press ENTER.
    The display for entering your password
    appears.

    2

    Enter your four-digit password using the
    number buttons.

    3

    Press ENTER to select “OK.”
    The recorder starts playback.

    If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
    easily display the Title List.
    When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
    insert a disc and press TITLE LIST. The recorder
    automatically turns on and the TV’s input is
    switched to the recorder. The Title List menu
    appears.
    z Hints
    • You can also use the H button in step 4 (page 52) to
    start playback.
    • Even if a timer recording starts during playback,
    neither the recording nor playback will stop (page 58).
    • Even if you select “Factory Setup” in Options Setup
    (page 95), the Child Lock remains set.

    Playback

    If you play a restricted DVD, the message “Do
    you want temporarily change parental control to
    *?” appears on your TV screen.

    One Touch Menu

    To register or change the password, see “Parental
    Control (DVD VIDEO only)” (page 93).

    To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
    You can lock the disc tray to prevent children from
    ejecting the disc.
    When the recorder is in standby mode, press
    O RETURN, ENTER, and then {/1 on the
    remote.
    “LOCKED” appears on the front panel display.
    The Z (open/close) button does not work while
    the Child Lock is set.
    To unlock the disc tray, press O RETURN,
    ENTER, and then {/1 on the remote again when
    the recorder is in standby mode.

    One Touch Play
    If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
    easily start playing.
    When the TV is turned on or in standby mode,
    insert a disc and press H. The recorder
    automatically turns on and the TV’s input is
    switched to the recorder. Playback starts
    automatically.

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    Playback options
    Z

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    /
    m

    /

    M

    ./>
    X

    H

    SUR
    PROGRESSIVE

    Buttons

    Operations

    Discs

    Z (open/close)

    Stops play and opens the disc tray.

    All discs

    (audio)

    Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc
    when pressed repeatedly.
    DVD : Selects the language.
    -RWVR : Selects the main or sub sound.

    VCD
    CD
    audio tracks.

    54

    -RWVR

    DVD

    CD

    DATA CD

    DATA CD : Selects stereo or monaural

    (subtitle)

    Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly.

    DVD

    (angle)

    Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly.
    If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are
    recorded on the disc, “
    ” appears in the front panel
    display.

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    Operations

    SUR (surround)

    Selects one of the TVS effects when pressed
    repeatedly.
    TVS* (TV Virtual Surround) lets you enjoy virtual
    surround sound effects created from the front left and
    right speakers. The selected setting is displayed in the
    front panel display for a few seconds.
    “TVS OFF”: No surround effect
    “TVS DYNAMIC”: Creates one set of virtual rear
    speakers.
    “TVS WIDE”: Creates five sets of virtual rear
    speakers.
    “TVS NIGHT”: Creates five sets of virtual rear
    speakers. Effective at low volume.
    “TVS STANDARD”: Creates three sets of virtual rear
    speakers. Effective when you use two separate front
    speakers.

    PROGRESSIVE

    Discs

    Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or
    progressive format (page 16).

    DVD

    * TVS was developed
    by Sony to produce
    home surround sound
    with just a stereo TV.
    This works with
    multichannel Dolby
    Digital and MPEG
    soundtracks.

    Playback

    Buttons

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    DVD

    VCD

    /
    (instant
    replay/instant
    advance)

    Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.

    . (previous)/
    > (next)

    Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/
    chapter/scene/track.

    All discs

    Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed
    during playback.
    Search speed changes as follows:

    All discs

    (fast reverse/fast
    forward)

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo
    -R

    +R

    fast reverse
    FR1 T
    FR2 T T
    FR3* T T T

    DVD

    * FR3 and FF3 are only
    available for DVDs.

    fast forward
    t FF1
    t t FF2
    t t t FF3*

    When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast
    reverse continues at the selected speed until you
    release the button.

    (slow, freeze frame)

    Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one
    second in pause mode.
    Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in
    pause mode.

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    DVD

    VCD *
    * Playback direction
    only

    X (pause)

    Pauses playback.

    All discs

    To resume normal playback, press H.

    ,continued

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    Notes
    • To enjoy the TVS function, set “Digital Output” to
    “On” and “Dolby Digital” to “D-PCM” in Audio
    Setup.
    • When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
    the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult
    to hear.
    • When you select one of the surround modes, turn off
    the surround settings of the connected TV or amplifier
    (receiver).
    • Make sure that your listening position is between and
    at an equal distance from your speakers, and that the
    speakers are located in similar surroundings.
    • The TVS function cannot be used with discs recorded
    on this recorder. Angles and subtitles also cannot be
    changed.
    • When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to
    listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to
    “MPEG” in Audio Setup, no sound will come from
    your speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.

    Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD
    • When playing DTS-encoded CDs, excessive noise will
    be heard from the analogue stereo jacks. To avoid
    possible damage to the audio system, the consumer
    should take proper precautions when the analogue
    stereo jacks of the recorder are connected to an
    amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
    Surround™ playback, an external 5.1-channel decoder
    system must be connected to the digital jack of the
    recorder.
    • Set the sound to “Stereo” using the
    (audio)
    button when you play DTS sound tracks on a CD
    (page 54).

    Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS sound track
    DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL
    OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) jack.
    When you play a DVD with DTS sound tracks, set
    “DTS” to “On” in Audio Setup (page 90).

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    Adjusting the picture quality
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    DVD

    VCD

    1

    Press TOOLS during playback.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Video Settings,” and press
    ENTER.
    Video Settings
    Select the item you want to change.
    Y NR :

    2

    C NR :

    2

    BNR :

    2

    DVE :

    Off

    PB Video Equalizer

    3

    Select an item, and press ENTER.
    The adjustment display appears.
    “Y NR” (luminance noise reduction):
    Reduces noise contained in the luminance
    element of the video signal.
    “C NR” (chroma noise reduction): Reduces
    noise contained in the colour element of the
    video signal.
    “BNR” (block noise reduction): Reduces
    “block noise” or mosaic like patterns in the
    picture.
    “DVE” (digital video enhancer): Sharpens the
    outlines of the images.
    “PB Video Equalizer” (Playback video
    equalizer): Adjusts the picture in greater
    detail.
    Select an item and press ENTER.
    • Contrast: changes the contrast.
    • Brightness: changes the overall brightness.
    • Colour: makes the colours deeper or lighter.
    • Hue: changes the colour balance.



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    4

    Press </, to adjust the setting, and
    press ENTER.
    The default settings are underlined.
    “Y NR”: (weak) Off 1
    2 3 (strong)
    “C NR”: (weak) Off 1
    2 3 (strong)
    “BNR”: (weak) Off 1
    2 3 (strong)
    “DVE”*: (weak) Off 1
    2 3 (strong)
    “PB Video Equalizer”:
    • Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong)
    • Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright)
    • Colour: (light) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (deep)
    • Hue: (red) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (green)
    Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust any other items.

    Adjusting the sound quality
    +RW

    VCD

    1

    +R

    -R

    DVD

    CD

    Press TOOLS during playback.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Audio Settings,” and press
    ENTER.

    3

    Select an item, and press ENTER.

    “Audio Filter” (all discs): Selects the digital
    filter to reduce noise above 22.05 kHz (Fs* is
    44.1 kHz), 24 kHz (Fs is 48 kHz), or 48 kHz
    (Fs is above 96 kHz).
    • Sharp (default): Provides a wide frequency
    range and spatial feeling.
    • Slow: Provides smooth and warm sound.

    Notes

    Playback

    “Surround (TVS)” (DVD VIDEO only):
    Selects one of the surround modes. For more
    information, see “Playback options”
    (page 54).

    * “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
    enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them more
    than “2.”

    • If the outlines of the images on your screen become
    blurred, set “BNR” to “Off.”
    • Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the
    above BNR, Y NR, or C NR effects may be hard to
    discern. And, these functions may not work with some
    screen sizes.
    • When playing a disc recorded in SLP recording mode,
    the BNR setting may have little effect.
    • When using the DVE function, noise found in the disc
    may become more apparent. In this case, it is
    recommended that you use the BNR function with the
    DVE function. If the condition still does not improve,
    set the DVE level to “1” or “Off.”

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    * Sampling frequency of audio source. This
    function only adjusts the output signals from the
    LINE 1 - TV, LINE 3/DECODER, or LINE 2
    OUT (AUDIO L/R).

    4

    Press </M/m/, to select the option,
    and press ENTER.

    Note
    There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter
    depending on the disc or playback environment.

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    Chasing Playback/
    Simultaneous Rec and Play
    -RWVR

    “Chasing playback” allows you to view the
    beginning of a programme while it is being
    recorded.
    “Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view
    a previously recorded programme while recording
    another on the same disc.

    • The picture on your TV screen freezes for a few
    seconds when you fast forward/fast reverse or instant
    replay/advance the recording.

    Playing a previous recording while
    making another
    You can play a previously recorded programme
    while recording another on the same disc.
    Playback continues even if the recording is a timer
    recording.

    1

    The Title List menu appears.

    2
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    While recording, press TITLE LIST.
    Select the title you want to play, and press
    ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    3

    Select “Play,” and press ENTER.
    Playback starts from the selected title.

    0

    TITLE LIST
    TOOLS
    M/m,
    ENTER

    Playing from the beginning of the
    programme you are recording
    You can view the recorded part of a programme
    while the recording is being made. You do not
    need to wait until the recording finishes.

    1

    Press TOOLS while recording.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Chasing Playback,” and press
    ENTER.
    Playback starts from the beginning of the
    programme you are recording.
    When you fast forward to the point that you
    are recording, Chasing Playback returns to
    normal playback.

    Notes
    • This function does not work when recording:
    – on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
    – in the HQ or HSP recording mode.

    58

    Notes
    • This function does not work when recording:
    – on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
    – in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
    • The picture on your TV screen freezes for a few
    seconds when you fast-forward/fast-reverse or instant
    replay/advance the recording.
    • When playing a title recorded in the HQ or HSP
    recording mode, picture noise may appear depending
    upon the condition of the recording.



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    3

    Searching for a Title/
    Chapter/Track, etc.
    +RW

    VCD

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    -R

    For example: Time Search
    To find a scene at 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 20
    seconds, enter “21020.”
    If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to
    cancel the number, then select another
    number.

    DVD

    DATA CD

    You can search a DVD by title or chapter, and
    VIDEO CD/CD/DATA-CD by track or scene. As
    titles and tracks are assigned individual numbers
    on the disc, select the title or track by entering its
    number. You can also search for a scene using the
    time code.

    Press the number buttons to select the
    number of the title, chapter, track, time
    code, etc., you want.

    4

    Press SET.
    The recorder starts playback from the selected
    number.
    Playback

    Number
    buttons,
    SET

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    TOOLS
    M/m,
    ENTER

    1

    Press TOOLS during playback.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select a search method, and press ENTER.
    “Title Search” (for DVDs)
    “Chapter Search” (for DVDs)
    “Track Search” (for CDs/DATA CDs)
    “Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
    “Album Search” (for DATA CDs)
    “Time Search” (for DVDs): Searches for a
    starting point by entering the time code.
    The display for entering the number appears.
    Example: Title Search
    Title : -- (21)

    The number in parentheses indicates the total
    number of titles, tracks, etc.

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    Playback order of MP3 audio tracks

    Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
    DATA CD

    You can play MP3 audio tracks on DATA CDs
    (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs).

    Albums containing MP3 audio tracks play in the
    following order.
    A t B t C t D t F t G. Albums that
    do not contain tracks (such as album E) are
    skipped.
    Tree 1

    Tree 2

    Tree 3

    Tree 4

    Tree 5

    ROOT

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    H

    1
    2

    Insert a DATA CD on the disc tray.
    Press H.
    Playback starts from the first MP3 audio
    tracks on the disc. Note that the playback
    order may be different from the edited order.
    See “Playback order of MP3 audio tracks”
    below.

    About MP3 audio tracks
    MP3 is audio compression technology that
    satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations.
    You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CDRs/CD-RWs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio
    Layer 3) format. However, the discs must be
    recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2
    or Joliet format for the recorder to recognize the
    tracks. You can also play discs recorded in Multi
    Session.
    See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW drives and the recording software (not
    supplied) for details on the recording format.

    Note on Multi Session discs
    If MP3 audio tracks are recorded in the first
    session, the recorder will also play MP3 audio
    tracks in other sessions. If audio tracks in Music
    CD format are recorded in the first session, only
    the first session will be played back.

    60

    Album

    MP3 audio track

    When you insert a DATA CD and press
    H, the numbered tracks are played sequentially,
    from 1 through 7. Any sub-albums/tracks
    contained within a currently selected album take
    priority over the next album in the same tree.
    (Example: C contains D so 4 is played before
    5.)
    z Hints
    • You can view the disc information while playing MP3
    audio tracks (page 39).
    • If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
    track names when you store the tracks in a disc, the
    tracks will be played in that order.
    • Since a disc with many trees takes longer to start
    playback, it is recommended that you create albums
    with no more than two trees.



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    Notes

    Playback

    • Depending on the software you use to create the DATA
    CD, the playback order may differ from the above
    illustration.
    • Proceeding to the next or another album may take some
    time.
    • The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs
    created in the Packet Write format.
    • The recorder will play any data with the extension
    “.MP3,” even if they are not in MP3 format. Playing
    this data may generate a loud noise which could
    damage your speaker system.
    • The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
    MP3PRO format.
    • The playback order above may not be applicable if
    there are more than a total of 999 albums and tracks in
    the DATA CD.
    • The recorder can recognize up to 499 albums (the
    recorder will count just albums, including albums that
    do not contain MP3 audio tracks). The recorder will not
    play any albums beyond the first 499 albums. Of the
    first 499 albums, the recorder will play no more than a
    combined total of 999 albums and tracks.
    • The recorder can play MP3 audio tracks recorded in the
    following sampling frequencies: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
    48 kHz.
    • Only the letters in the alphabet and numbers can be
    used for album or track names. Anything else is
    displayed as “*.”
    • ID3 tags cannot be displayed.

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    To edit original titles
    Editing

    Before Editing
    This recorder offers various edit options for
    various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc
    type in the front panel display, and select the
    option available for your disc (page 8).

    Edits made to the original titles are final. If you
    plan to retain an unaltered original recording,
    create and edit a Playlist (see below). The edit
    functions available for original titles are:
    – Labelling a title (page 63).
    – Setting protection against erasure (page 63).
    – Erasing a title (page 63).
    – Erasing multiple titles (page 64).
    – Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 64).

    To create and edit Playlist titles
    Note
    You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
    or a timer recording starts while editing.

    Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs
    (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs
    +RW

    -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can perform simple edits. Since Video mode
    titles are actual recordings on the disc, you cannot
    undo any edits you make. The edit functions
    available for Video mode titles are:
    – Setting protection against erasure (page 63).
    – Labelling a title (page 63).
    – Erasing a title (page 63).
    – Erasing multiple titles (page 64).
    – Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
    (DVD+RWs only) (page 64).
    – Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
    (DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
    only) (page 65).

    Notes
    • Once the disc is finalized, you cannot edit or record on
    the disc (except for DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (VR
    mode)).
    • You cannot create a Playlist (see below).
    • If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
    control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.

    Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
    -RWVR

    You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
    have two options for a DVD-RW (VR mode):
    editing either the original recording (called the
    “original”), or the playback information created
    from the original (called a “Playlist”). Since each
    is different in nature and offers different merits,
    read the following and select the one that better
    suits your needs.

    62

    A Playlist is a group of Playlist titles created from
    the original title for editing purposes. When you
    create a Playlist, only the control information
    necessary for playback, such as the playback
    order, is stored on the disc. Since the original titles
    are left unaltered, Playlist titles can be re-edited.
    Example: You have recorded the final few
    matches of a football tournament on a DVD-RW
    (VR mode). You want to create a digest with the
    goal scenes and other highlights, but you also want
    to keep the original recording.

    In this case, you can compile highlight scenes as a
    Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene
    order within the Playlist title (“Creating and
    Editing a Playlist” on page 66).
    The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
    titles are:
    – Labelling a title (page 63).
    – Erasing a title (page 63).
    – Erasing multiple titles (page 64).
    – Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 64).
    – Rearranging the title order (page 68).
    – Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 68).
    – Combining multiple titles into one title
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    z Hint
    You can display the disc’s Playlist titles in the Title List
    (Playlist), or the original titles in the Title List (Original).
    To switch the two Title Lists, press TOOLS while a Title
    List is displayed, and select “Original” or “Playlist.”

    Notes
    • The Playlist title calls up data from the original titles for
    playback. When an original title is used for a Playlist
    title, the original title cannot be erased.
    • You cannot protect Playlist titles.
    • If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
    control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.

    Editing a Title
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
    that editing is irreversible. To edit a DVD-RW
    (VR mode) without changing the original
    recordings, create a Playlist title (page 66).

    Note
    When editing a DVD+R, DVD-R, or DVD-RW (Video
    mode), finish all editing before finalizing the disc. You
    cannot edit a finalized disc.

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Editing

    1

    0

    TITLE LIST
    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    m/M

    CHAPTER
    MARK

    1

    CHAPTER
    ERASE

    Press TITLE LIST.
    When editing a DVD-RW in VR mode, press
    TOOLS and select “Original” or “Playlist”
    from the TOOLS menu to switch the Title
    Lists, if necessary.

    2

    Select a title, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    3

    Select an option, and press ENTER.
    You can make the following edits to the title.
    “Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select “OK”
    when asked for confirmation. When the title is
    protected, the display asks for confirmation.
    To erase, select “Change,” and when the
    Protection display appears, select “Off.”

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    “Protect”: Protects the title. Select “On” when
    the Protection display appears. “ ” appears
    next to the protected title. To cancel the
    protection, select “Off.”
    “Title Name”: Allows you to enter or re-enter
    a title name (page 40).
    “Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
    thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
    (page 33).
    “A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title (see
    below).

    z Hints
    • You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 64), or
    erase all of the titles on the disc at once (page 36).
    • You can label or re-label DVDs (page 36).

    2

    The display for setting point B appears.
    A-B Erase (Set point B)

    3

    Select point B by pressing m/M, and
    press ENTER.

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The scene is erased, and the display asks
    whether to erase another scene. To continue,
    select “Yes,” and repeat from step 2. To finish,
    select “No.”

    Erasing a section of a title
    (A-B Erase)
    -RWVR

    You can select a section (scene) in a title and erase
    it. Note that erasing scenes in a title cannot be
    undone.

    1

    A 0:12:34
    B 0:23:45

    The display asks for confirmation. To reset
    either point A or B, select “Change A” or
    “Change B,” and go to step 2 or 3.

    You cannot protect Playlist titles.

    +RW

    2 DEF 20:00-21:00

    A

    4

    Note

    Select point A by pressing m/M, and
    press ENTER.

    After step 2 of “Editing a Title,” select
    “A-B Erase” and press ENTER.
    The display for setting point A appears.
    A-B Erase (Set point A)

    2 DEF 20:00-21:00

    z Hint
    A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was erased. The
    chapter mark divides the title into separate chapters on
    either side of the mark.

    Notes
    • Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the
    point where you erase a section of a title.
    • Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased.
    • For DVD+RWs, the erased section may be slightly
    different from the points you selected.

    Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles)
    +RW
    A 0:12:34
    B – :– –:– –

    Playback point

    • When the title is protected, the display asks
    for confirmation. To continue, select
    “Change,” and when the protection display
    appears, select “Off.”

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can select and erase two or more titles at one
    time using the TOOLS menu.

    1

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    menu, and press TOOLS.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Erase Titles,” and press ENTER.
    The display for selecting titles to be erased
    appears.

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  • Page 65

    3

    Select a title, and press ENTER.

    2

    A check mark appears in the check box next to
    the selected title. To clear the check mark,
    press ENTER again. To clear all of check
    marks, select “Reset All.”

    Press TOOLS and select “Disc Map,” and
    press ENTER.
    The Disc Map appears. To check the open
    space, select the space by pressing </,.
    Disc Map

    Erase Titles
    Select the titles to erase.

    OK

    1

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    15. 9

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    17. 9

    3

    AAB

    9:00- 9:30

    25. 9

    4

    GHI

    20:00-20:30

    25. 9

    5

    DEF

    20:00-20:30

    15.10

    Empty Title
    HQ: 0H30M
    LP : 1H30M

    Cancel

    HSP: 0H45M
    EP: 2H00M

    Reset All

    Erase

    • When the title is protected, the display asks
    for confirmation. To continue, select
    “Change,” and when the protection display
    appears, select “Off.” To cancel, select
    “Close.”

    Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
    want to erase.

    5

    When you finish selecting titles, select
    “OK,” and press ENTER.

    Selected open space

    • When b or B appears on either side of the
    screen, you can scroll sideways by pressing
    </,.

    3

    Disc Map

    Select “OK” and press ENTER.

    2 DEF 20:00- 21:00

    The titles are erased.

    Erasing titles to open up disc space
    (Disc Map)

    1

    Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.

    Fri 17.9 20:00( 1H00M)

    SP 0.6GB

    Erase

    Cancel

    Selected title

    -RWVideo

    When recording on a DVD+RW or DVD-RW
    (Video mode), the recorder searches for the largest
    open space and records there. Before you start,
    check the disc status by using Disc Map, and erase
    titles to create a space large enough for the
    recording.

    Select a title by pressing </,, and
    press ENTER.
    The display for selecting titles to be erased
    appears. To cancel the selection, press
    ENTER again.

    The list of the titles to be erased appears for
    confirmation. To change the selection, select
    “Change,” and repeat from step 3.

    +RW

    Cancel

    Editing

    4

    6

    SP: 1H00M
    2.3GB
    SLP: 3H00M

    • When the title is protected, the display asks
    for confirmation. To continue, select
    “Change,” and when the protection display
    appears, select “Off.” To cancel, select
    “Close.”

    4
    5

    Repeat step 3 when erasing more titles.
    Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
    The display asks for confirmation. To change
    the selection, select “Change.”

    6

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
    space.

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    Creating chapters manually
    -RWVR

    You can manually insert a chapter mark at any
    point you like during playback or recording.

    Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
    want to divide the title into chapters.
    Each time you press the button, “Marking...”
    appears on the screen and the scenes to the left and
    right of the mark become separate chapters.

    Creating and Editing a
    Playlist
    -RWVR

    Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
    changing the actual recordings. A Playlist title can
    contain up to 50 scenes.
    For details, see “Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR
    mode)” (page 62).

    Note
    Once you create a Playlist title from original titles, you
    will be unable to erase or edit the original titles.
    Marking...

    To erase chapter marks
    You can combine two chapters by erasing the
    chapter mark during playback.
    Press ./> to search for a chapter number, and
    while displaying the chapter containing the
    chapter mark you want to erase, press CHAPTER
    ERASE.
    The current chapter combines with the previous
    chapter.

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    TITLE LIST
    TOOLS
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    m/M

    Note
    If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter
    marks can be added, you may not be able to record or edit.

    1

    H

    1

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    menu, and press TOOLS.
    The TOOLS menu appears.

    2

    Select “Create Playlist,” and press ENTER.
    The display for selecting titles appears.

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    3

    Select the title you want to include in the
    Playlist title, and press ENTER.

    8

    A check mark appears in the check box next to
    the selected title. To clear the check mark,
    press ENTER again. To select all of the titles,
    select “Select All.”

    The display for setting the end point (OUT)
    appears, and the title continues to play in the
    background.
    Capture (Set OUT point)

    Create Playlist
    Select the titles you want to capture.

    Cancel

    1

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    15. 9

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    17. 9

    3

    AAB

    4

    GHI

    0:00-20:30

    25. 9

    5

    DEF

    20:00-20:30

    15.10

    6

    L3

    21:00-21:30

    19.10

    9:00- 9:30

    25. 9

    Select All
    Reset All

    9
    Repeat step 3 to add more titles.

    The list of selected titles appears. To add
    another title, select “Add Title.”
    Create Playlist - Selected Titles
    Scene List

    1

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    15. 9

    0

    2

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    17. 9

    0

    Cancel
    Add Title

    6

    The display asks for confirmation. To reset the
    IN or OUT point, select “Change IN” or
    “Change OUT” and repeat step 8 or 9. To view
    the selected scene, select “Preview.”

    10Select “OK,” and ENTER.
    The selected section is captured as a scene,
    and the display asks whether you want to
    continue. To continue, select “More,” and
    repeat the steps above. To capture a scene
    from another title, select “New Title.”

    11When you finish capturing scenes, select
    “No More” and press ENTER.

    Select one of the titles, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.
    “Capture”: Adds a section of the title to the
    Playlist title as one scene.
    “Capture All”: Adds the entire title to the
    Playlist title as one scene. After capturing the
    title, select “Scene List” and go to step 12.
    “Check Scenes”: Allows you to check the
    captured scene.

    7

    Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
    and press ENTER.
    Editing

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.

    Select a title to start capturing.

    IN 0:10:26
    OUT 0:23:45

    IN

    To go to the next page of titles, press m. To
    clear all of the check marks, select “Reset
    All.”

    5

    2 DEF 20:00-21:00

    OK

    Original

    4

    Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
    and press ENTER.

    The Scene List menu appears with all of the
    selected scenes.
    Total duration of
    the selected scene
    Scene List

    Total 0:33:28
    DEF

    1

    0:10:26 - 0:23:45
    DEF

    2

    Capture (Set IN point)

    2 DEF 20:00-21:00

    IN 0:10:26
    OUT - : - - : - -

    Scenes 2
    OK
    Quit

    20:00-21:00

    0:25:00 - 0:45:08

    Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.
    The display for setting the start point (IN)
    appears. The title starts to play in the
    background.

    20:00-21:00

    Total number
    of scenes

    Add
    Preview

    12Select the scene you want to edit, and
    press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.
    “Move”: Changes the scene order.
    “Erase”: Erases the scene. The selection is
    cancelled.
    “Preview”: Displays thumbnail pictures of the
    scenes.
    “Change IN”: Allows you to change the IN
    point, and repeat from step 8.
    “Change OUT”: Allows you to change the
    OUT point, and repeat from step 9.
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    To add more scenes, select “Add” and go to
    step 6. To preview all of the captured scenes in
    the listed order, select “Preview.”

    13When you finish editing the Scene List,
    select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The display for entering the title name
    appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter”
    (see page 40).

    14Select “OK” to use the default name, and

    5

    Select a new location for the title by
    pressing M/m, and press ENTER.
    The title moves to the new location.

    Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)
    -RWVR

    1

    press ENTER.

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    (Playlist) menu.
    If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
    TOOLS and select “Playlist.”

    2

    To play the Playlist title
    Press TOOLS while the Title List menu is turned
    on. Then, select “Playlist” and press ENTER.
    When the Title List (Playlist) menu appears, select
    a title and press H.

    Select a title, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    3

    Select “Divide,” and press ENTER.
    The display for setting the dividing point
    appears. The title starts to play in the
    background.

    z Hint
    When a Playlist title is created, the IN and OUT points
    will become chapter marks, and each scene will become
    a chapter.

    Divide

    1 ABC 13:00-14:00

    Note
    The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.
    0:12:34

    Moving a Playlist title (Move)

    4

    -RWVR

    You can change the Playlist title order within the
    Title List (Playlist).

    1

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    (Playlist) menu.

    The display asks for confirmation. To change
    the dividing point, select “Change.”

    5

    Select “Number” in the “Sort” column,
    and press ENTER.
    The titles are sorted in order of title number.

    3

    Select a title, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    4

    Select “Move,” and press ENTER.
    Move
    1

    AAB

    13:00 - 14:00

    Wed 15.9

    Where do you want to move this title?
    2

    68

    DEF

    8:00 - 9:00

    Fri

    17.9

    Cancel

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The display for entering the title name
    appears. To use the same title name as before,
    select “No.”

    If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
    TOOLS and select “Playlist.”

    2

    Select the dividing point by pressing
    m/M, and press ENTER.

    6

    Select “Yes,” and press ENTER to enter a
    new name.
    Follow the explanations on page 40. After you
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    Combining multiple Playlist titles
    (Combine)
    -RWVR

    1

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    (Playlist) menu.
    If the Title List (Original) menu appears, press
    TOOLS and select “Playlist.”

    2

    Press TOOLS to select “Combine,” and
    press ENTER.
    The display for selecting titles appears.

    3

    Select a title, and press ENTER.

    Combine
    Select the titles to combine.

    4

    1 1

    AAB

    2
    3
    4

    Editing

    A number indicating the order in which you
    selected the title appears. To cancel the
    selection, press ENTER again.

    OK

    13:00-14:00

    15. 9

    DEF

    20:00-21:00

    17. 9

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    28. 9

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    5. 10

    Cancel

    Reset All

    Repeat step 3 to select all of the titles you
    want to combine.
    To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset
    All.”

    5

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The list of titles to be combined appears. To
    change the selection, select “Change” and go
    to step 3.
    Combine
    Combine the titles in the following order.
    1

    1

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    15. 9

    2

    3

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    28. 9

    3

    4

    AAB

    13:00-14:00

    5.10

    OK

    6

    Change

    Cancel

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The display for selecting a title name from
    among the selected titles appears. To enter a
    new name, select “Enter Text,” and follow the
    explanations on page 40.

    7

    Select a name, and press ENTER.
    The titles are combined.

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    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    Before DV Dubbing

    – the images on the tape contain copy protection
    signals, which limit recording.
    • If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
    finalize the disc (page 37).

    Hookups
    DVD recorder

    This section explains dubbing with a digital video
    camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel
    (RDR-GX700 only). If you want to dub by way of
    the LINE IN jacks, see “Recording From
    Connected Equipment Without a Timer” (page
    51).

    To DV IN

    To record from the DV IN jack
    The DV IN jack on this recorder conforms to the
    i.LINK standard. You can connect any other
    equipment that has an i.LINK (DV) jack, and
    record digital signals.
    Follow the instructions in “Preparing for
    recording using the DV IN jack,” and then move
    on to the section on dubbing. For more
    information about i.LINK, see “About i.LINK”
    (page 104).
    z Hint
    If you plan to do additional editing on a disc after the
    initial dub, use the DV IN jack and record on a DVD-RW
    (VR mode).

    Preparing for recording using the DV
    IN jack
    You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
    IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a DV
    format tape. Operation is straightforward because
    the recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape
    for you – you do not need to operate your digital
    video camera. Do the following to start using the
    “DV Edit” functions of this recorder.
    See the instruction manual supplied with the
    digital video camera as well before connecting.

    i.LINK cable
    (not supplied)

    DV output
    Digital video camera

    : Signal flow

    Z

    70

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    TOOLS
    M/m, ENTER

    Notes
    • The DV IN jack is for input only. It will not output
    signals.
    • You cannot use the DV IN jack when:
    – your digital video camera does not work with this
    recorder. Connect the camera to the LINE IN jack
    and follow the instructions of “Recording From
    Connected Equipment Without a Timer” (page 51).
    – the input signal is not in DVC-SD format. Do not
    connect a MICRO MV format digital video camera
    even if it has an i.LINK jack.

    1

    REC MODE
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    1

    Press Z (open/close), and place a
    recordable disc on the tray.
    Make sure that the disc has enough free space
    to record the contents of your tape.

    z Hints
    • You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
    recorder completes dubbing even after being turned
    off.
    • You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
    before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
    quality and size” (page 48).
    • The date and time of the recording made with your
    digital video camera is assigned as the program name
    in the DV Edit List (page 72).

    Notes
    With the recording side facing down

    2

    Press Z (open/close) to close the disc
    tray.
    Wait until “LOAD” disappears from the front
    panel display.
    If you use an unused DVD, formatting starts
    automatically.

    3

    For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
    video camera must be set to video playback
    mode.

    4

    Press INPUT SELECT on the remote
    repeatedly to select “DV.”
    The front panel display changes as follows:

    Programme
    position

    5

    L1

    L2

    L3

    L4

    DV

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    Insert the source DV format tape into your
    digital video camera.

    • You cannot connect more than one piece of digital
    video equipment to the recorder.
    • You cannot control the recorder using another device
    or another recorder of the same model.
    • You cannot record date, time, or the contents of the
    cassette memory onto the disc.
    • If you record from a DV format tape with a sound track
    that is recorded in multiple sampling frequencies (48
    kHz, 44.1 kHz, or 32 kHz), no sound or an unnatural
    sound will be output when playing back the sampling
    frequency switch point on the disc.
    • In order to use this recorder’s Auto Scene Chaptering
    function (pages 73, 74), be sure to correctly set the
    clock on your digital video camera before shooting.
    • The recorded picture may be momentarily affected if
    the picture size of the source image changes, or if there
    is nothing recorded on the tape.

    Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly
    to select the recording mode.
    The recording mode changes as follows:
    HQ

    HSP

    SP

    LP

    EP

    SLP

    For details about the recording modes, see
    page 41.

    6

    Press TOOLS on the remote to select “DV
    Audio Input,” and press ENTER. Then,
    select the setting for the audio input.
    “Stereo1” (default): Records original sound
    only. Normally select this when dubbing a DV
    format tape.
    “Mix”: Records both stereo 1 and 2.
    “Stereo2”: Records additional audio only.
    Select “Mix” or “Stereo2” only if you have
    added a second audio channel when recording
    with your digital video camera.
    You are ready to start dubbing. Select one of
    the dubbing methods on the following pages.

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    Available DV Dubbing
    Functions
    ◆One Touch Dubbing (page 73)
    Records the entire contents of a DV format tape to
    a disc of your choice with a single touch of the
    ONE TOUCH DUBBING button.
    ◆Program Edit (page 74)
    Allows you to pre-select scenes from a currently
    playing DV format tape and rearrange the scene
    order before dubbing.
    ◆Advanced Program Edit (page 76)
    Allows you to first record the entire contents of a
    DV format tape onto a disc, and later select and
    rearrange the scenes using the copied disc. Since
    Advanced Program Edit makes use of the disc’s
    quick accessibility, the operation is smoother than
    editing with a playing tape.

    About “programs” and “DV Edit List”
    A “program” is created after One Touch Dubbing,
    Program Edit, or Advanced Program Edit. Like a
    Playlist title that contains control information for
    playback, the program contains only the control
    information, such as the scene start point and end
    point, within the dubbed title.

    The created program is automatically stored in the
    “DV Edit List.” You can later select the program
    from the DV Edit List to re-edit and copy discs.
    The recorder calls up the data from the source tape
    according to the control information (program),
    and dubs the selected scenes onto a disc.
    ◆Copy Dubbing (page 78)
    Allows you to make duplicate copies of the
    programs in the DV Edit List to a disc of your
    choice. When making copies, you will need the
    original DV format tapes used to create the
    program.
    ◆Re-editing a program in the DV Edit List
    (DVD-RW (VR mode) only) (page 79)
    This allows you to select a program from the DV
    Edit List, and make further edits by using the
    “Scene List.” After checking scene thumbnails on
    the Scene List, you can add or delete scenes, or
    rearrange the scene order. Note that when you reedit a program, the original program is written
    over and lost.
    The “Scene List” displays the program contents by
    scenes. Up to 50 scenes can be added to the Scene
    List (a program).

    SCENE LIST

    1

    “DV Edit List” stores up to 20 programs.

    Total 1:23:30 Scenes 20

    0:00:30-0:00:52
    Duration 0:00:22

    2

    0:01:40-0:06:23
    Duration 0:06:43

    3

    0:07:07-0:10:51
    Duration 0:03:44

    4

    0:11:40-0:16:19
    Duration 0:04:39

    OK
    Quit

    Add

    DV EDIT LIST
    Spring vacation 2004

    1H12M 5.6

    My Birthday

    1H16M 10.6

    DV 24.12.2003 11:34 - 25.12.2003 13:18

    1H24M 18.6

    1 Thumbnail picture
    2 Time information

    1 Disc mark

    3 Total duration of the program

    2 Program name

    4 Total number of scenes

    3 Total playing time
    4 Date of editing or dubbing

    72

    Note
    After you make a dubbing, do not throw away or record
    over your tapes. You will need them later to make
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    To stop during recording

    Recording an Entire DV
    Format Tape (One Touch
    Dubbing)
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can record the entire contents of a DV format
    tape onto a disc with a single press of the ONE
    TOUCH DUBBING button. The recorder controls
    the digital video camera for the whole process, and
    completes the recording.

    x REC STOP
    ONE TOUCH
    DUBBING

    z Hints
    • If you set “Finalize Disc” to “Auto” in Features Setup
    (page 94), the recorded disc (except DVD-RW(VR
    mode)) will automatically be finalized after recording
    is finished.
    • When you use a DVD-RW (VR mode) and “Add to
    Edit List” in Features Setup is set to “On” (default), a
    program for the One Touch Dubbing recording is
    created and saved in the DV Edit List. You can use the
    program later to edit and dub the edited contents
    (page 94).

    Notes
    • When a blank space between the recordings on the tape
    continues for more than five minutes, One Touch
    Dubbing ends automatically.
    • The recorder records a blank for five minutes before it
    stops dubbing. To stop the blank recording, press x
    REC STOP.

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    ◆How chapters are created
    The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
    and the title is divided into chapters. For a
    DVD-RW (VR mode), every shooting on the tape
    becomes a chapter on the disc (Auto Scene
    Chaptering function). For other discs, the recorder
    divides the title in either 6 or 15-minute intervals,
    according to the setting in “Auto Chapter” in
    Features Setup.

    Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
    Note that it may take a few seconds for the
    recorder to stop recording.

    Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for recording
    using the DV IN jack” (page 70), and press
    ONE TOUCH DUBBING on the remote.
    The recorder rewinds the tape and then starts
    recording the tape contents.
    When the recording is finished, the recorder
    rewinds the tape in the digital video camera.

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    Program Edit
    +RW

    -RWVR

    -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can select scenes from a DV format tape, and
    then automatically record selected scenes to a disc
    of your choice.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    SYSTEM
    MENU

    To use this function, you will do the following:

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Connect your digital video camera and
    prepare for recording
    m/M

    m

    H

    Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
    Using the recorder’s remote control, fast forward
    or rewind the tape to select the scenes. At this
    point, the selected scenes are not copied to the
    disc. The recorder only remembers the IN and
    OUT points of the scenes that you selected for
    dubbing. You can also reset, erase, or change the
    order of the scenes.
    m
    Dub the selected scenes to a disc
    After you have selected the scenes, the recorder
    will fast forward and rewind the tape
    automatically and record the scenes to a disc of
    your choice.

    x REC
    STOP

    1

    Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for
    recording using the DV IN jack” (page 70),
    and press SYSTEM MENU.

    2

    Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
    The DV Edit menu appears.

    3

    Select “Program Edit,” and press ENTER.
    The display asks if you want to start selecting
    scenes.
    Scenes Selection
    Do you want to select a scene?

    ◆How chapters are created
    The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
    and the title is divided into chapters. For a DVDRW (VR mode), every shooting on the tape and
    each selected scene becomes a chapter on the disc
    (Auto Scene Chaptering function). For other discs,
    the recorder divides the title in either 6 or 15minute intervals, according to the setting in “Auto
    Chapter” in Features Setup.

    Start

    Cancel

    • If you have previously saved a program, the
    display asks if you want to edit an existing
    program or to create a new program. To
    resume editing the existing program, select
    “Saved Data,” and go to step 7.

    4

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
    The display for setting the IN point (start of
    the scene) appears.
    The scene starts to play in the background.
    Select scene (Set IN point)

    Controlling...
    IN 0:00:30
    OUT - : - - : - -

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    5

    Select the IN point by pressing m/M,
    and press ENTER.
    The display for setting the OUT point (end of
    the scene) appears. The scene starts to play in
    the background from the IN point.
    Select scene (Set OUT point)

    “Change OUT”: Changes the end of the scene.
    Repeat from step 6.

    9

    When you finish editing the Scene List,
    select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The display for entering the title name
    appears. To enter a new name, select “Enter,”
    and follow the explanations on page 40.
    Title Name
    Enter the title name.

    DV 11.10.2003 13:30 - 12.11.2003 16:46

    Controlling...
    IN 0:00:30
    OUT 0:00:52

    6

    Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
    and press ENTER.

    Do you want to capture the scene
    between IN 0:00:30 and OUT 0:00:52?
    OK

    Cancel

    DV Dubbing

    2.6GB

    Preview

    Change IN

    Dub Mode

    SCENE LIST
    0:00:30-0:00:52
    Duration 0:00:22

    Start

    Cancel

    Change OUT

    A new Scene List menu appears with the
    selected scene. To add more scenes, select
    “Add” and repeat from step 5. You can add up
    to 50 scenes to a tile.
    Total 0:00:22 Scenes 1

    OK
    Quit

    Add

    8

    The default title name is fixed, and the display
    asks if you want to start recording. To change
    the dubbing mode, select “Dub Mode” and
    press M/m.

    SP 0.8GB

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.

    1

    10Select “OK,” and press ENTER.

    Change the dubbing mode if necessary.
    Select "Start" to start dubbing.

    Scenes Selection

    7

    Enter

    When you finish adding scenes, select the
    scene you want to edit, and press ENTER.

    Data capacity required
    for the dubbing.

    11Select “Start,” and press ENTER.

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    The display asks if you want to add the
    selected scene to the Scene List menu. To
    preview the scene, select “Preview.” To reset
    either the IN or OUT point, select “Change
    IN” or “Change OUT,” and repeat from step
    5.

    OK

    The recorder starts recording the tape contents
    as programmed.
    • If the recording does not fit due to the
    dubbing mode you selected, the display asks
    if you want to continue. To change the
    dubbing mode, select “Reset” and repeat
    from step 10. To have the recorder adjust the
    dubbing mode, select “Auto Dub Mode.”
    • If there is not enough disc space even after
    changing the dubbing mode, the display
    asks if you want to record halfway. To
    continue, select “OK.”

    The sub-menu appears.
    “Move”: Changes the scene order. Follow the
    explanations on the screen to change the
    order.
    “Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked for
    confirmation, select “OK.”
    “Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
    “Change IN”: Changes the start of the scene.
    Repeat from step 5.
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    To stop during recording
    Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
    Note that it may take a few seconds for the
    recorder to stop recording.

    Notes
    • The disc may not be recorded as programmed if the
    tape’s time code is not sequential or there are blanks
    between the recordings on the tape. In this case, see
    “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a
    Timer” (page 51).
    • The start and end points of a program may be different
    from what you have set if the source DV format tape is
    in any of the following conditions:
    – Recording mode was changed during the recording.
    – There is a blank space in the recorded portion of the
    tape.
    • If you set the beginning of the tape as the IN point and
    the end point as the OUT point, the IN and OUT points
    may change slightly during dubbing.
    • You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.

    Advanced Program Edit
    -RWVR

    By using an additional DVD-RW (VR mode) disc,
    you can quickly edit contents of a DV format tape,
    and dub the edited contents to another disc.

    1 Copy all and
    edit the
    contents.

    2 Dub the
    edited
    contents.
    DVD-RW
    (VR mode)

    To use this function, you will do the following:
    Connect your digital video camera and
    prepare for recording
    m
    Record the entire contents of the DV
    tape to a DVD-RW (VR mode)
    m
    Select and edit the scenes you want to dub
    Taking advantage of the disc’s quick accessibility,
    select the scenes you want from the recorded
    DVD-RW (VR mode). You do not have to fast
    forward or rewind the tape as explained in
    “Program Edit” (page 74). You can also reset,
    erase, or change the order of the scenes.
    m
    Dub the scenes to another disc
    After you have selected the scenes, you can dub
    the selected scenes to another disc of your choice.

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    ◆How chapters are created
    The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
    and the title is divided into chapters. For a DVDRW (VR mode), every shooting on the tape and
    each selected scene becomes a chapter on the disc
    (Auto Scene Chaptering function). You can also
    choose to manually divide the title.

    4

    The recorder starts dubbing the tape contents.
    After dubbing finished, do not operate the
    recorder until the display for entering the title
    name appears. To enter a new name, select
    “Enter,” and follow the explanations on page
    40.

    5
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.

    Select “OK” to use the default title name,
    and press ENTER.
    The display asks if you want to create scenes
    (chapters) within the generated program
    automatically or manually. To use the Auto
    Scene Chaptering function, select “Auto.”

    0

    Edit

    SYSTEM
    MENU

    Select the method for dividing scenes.

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    DV 11.10.2003 13:30 - 12.11.2003

    6
    Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for
    recording using the DV IN jack” (page 70),
    and press SYSTEM MENU.

    Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
    IN 0:00:30
    OUT - : - - : - -

    The DV Edit menu appears.

    3

    Select “Manual,” and press ENTER.

    Select scene (Set IN point)

    Insert a DVD-RW (VR mode) into the
    recorder.
    Make sure that the disc has enough free space
    to record the contents of your tape.

    2

    Cancel

    The display for setting the IN point (start of
    the scene) appears, and the scene starts to play
    in the background. Follow steps 5 to 8 of
    “Program Edit” (page 74) to create and edit
    scenes in the program.

    x REC
    STOP

    1

    Auto

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    Manual

    Chapter 2

    Select “Advanced Program Edit,” and
    press ENTER.
    The display asks if you want to start dubbing.
    To change the dubbing mode, select “Dub
    Mode” and press M/m.
    DV Dubbing

    2.6GB

    Change the dubbing mode if necessary.
    Select "Start" to start dubbing.
    Dub Mode
    SP

    Start

    Cancel

    7

    When you finish editing the Scene List,
    select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The edited program is saved in the DV Edit
    List.

    8

    Select the program from the DV Edit List,
    and start dubbing the program contents to
    another disc.
    Follow the instructions of “Creating a Copy of
    the Edited Contents (Copy Dubbing)”
    (page 78).

    ,continued

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    Notes
    • The disc may not be recorded as programmed if the
    tape’s time code is not sequential or there are blanks
    between the recordings on the tape. In this case, follow
    the instructions of “Recording From Connected
    Equipment Without a Timer” (page 51).
    • You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
    • The start and end points of a program may be different
    from what you have set if the source DV format tape is
    in any of the following conditions:
    – Recording mode was changed during the recording.
    – There is a blank space in the recorded portion.
    • A program can contain up to 50 scenes (chapters). If the
    recorder divides a program and the number of scenes
    reaches 49, the rest of the program becomes one scene
    (chapter).

    Creating a Copy of the
    Edited Contents
    (Copy Dubbing)
    +RW

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    -R

    You can make duplicate copies of the programs in
    the DV Edit List to a disc of your choice.
    To use this function, you will do the following:
    Connect your digital video camera and
    prepare for recording
    Be sure to insert the original DV format tape that
    corresponds to the program in the DV Edit List.
    m
    Select a program from the DV Edit List
    m
    Dub the selected scenes to a disc
    The recorder will fast forward and rewind the tape
    automatically and record the scenes to a disc of
    your choice.
    ◆How chapters are created
    The dubbed contents on the disc become one title,
    and the title is divided into chapters. For a DVDRW (VR mode), every shooting on the tape and
    each selected scene becomes a chapter on the disc
    (Auto Scene Chaptering function). For other discs,
    the recorder divides the title in either 6 or 15minute intervals, according to the setting in “Auto
    Chapter” in Features Setup.

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    x REC
    STOP

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    1

    Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Preparing for
    recording using the DV IN jack” (page 70),
    and press SYSTEM MENU.

    7

    The recorder starts recording the tape contents
    as programmed.
    • If the recording does not fit due to the
    dubbing mode you selected, the display asks
    if you want to continue. To change the
    dubbing mode, select “Reset.” To have the
    recorder adjust the dubbing mode, select
    “Auto Dub Mode.”
    • If there is not enough disc space even after
    changing the dubbing mode, the display
    asks if you want to record halfway. To
    continue, select “OK.”

    Be sure to insert the original DV format tape
    that corresponds to the program in the DV
    Edit List.

    2

    Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
    The DV Edit menu appears.

    3

    Press M/m to select “DV Edit List,” and
    press ENTER.
    The DV Edit List menu appears.

    4
    5

    Select the program you want to record on a
    disc, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    To stop during recording

    Select “DV Dubbing,” and press ENTER.

    Open the remote’s cover and press x REC STOP.
    Note that it may take a few seconds for the
    recorder to stop recording.

    Title Name
    Enter the title name.

    -RWVR

    DV 11.10.2003 13:30 - 12.11.2003 16:46

    OK

    Enter

    Select “OK” to use the default name, and
    press ENTER.
    The display asks whether to start dubbing. To
    change the dubbing mode, select “Dub Mode”
    and press M/m.
    DV Dubbing

    2.6GB

    Change the dubbing mode if necessary.
    Select "Start" to start dubbing.
    Dub Mode
    SP 0.8GB

    Re-editing the “program” in the DV
    Edit List

    Start

    Data capacity required
    for the dubbing.

    Cancel

    You can make changes to the programs in the DV
    Edit List if they were created by One Touch
    Dubbing or Advanced Program Edit on a DVDRW (VR mode). You can reset, erase, or change
    the order of the scenes.

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    The display for entering a title name appears.
    To enter a new name, select “Enter,” and
    follow the explanations on page 40.

    6

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.

    To use this function, you will do the following:
    Connect your digital video camera and
    prepare for editing
    Be sure to use the original DV format tape and the
    DVD-RW (VR mode) that corresponds to the
    program in the DV Edit List.
    m
    Select a program from the DV Edit List
    m
    Edit the program in the DV Edit List

    ,continued

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    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    “Make a Playlist”*: Creates a Playlist title of
    the same contents. When asked, select “OK”
    to enter the default name, or select “Enter” to
    enter a new name (page 40).
    “Rename”: Allows you to re-enter the
    program name.
    * These sub-menu items do not appear when the
    program contains no scenes.

    0

    5

    SYSTEM
    MENU

    1

    The Scene List menu appears with all of the
    scenes the program contains. To add new
    scenes, select “Add” and press ENTER. When
    the display for selecting the IN point (start of
    the scene) appears, follow steps 5 to 8 of
    “Program Edit” (page 74).

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Follow steps 1 to 4 of “Preparing for
    recording using the DV IN jack” (page 70),
    then press SYSTEM MENU.

    Total duration of
    the program

    Be sure to use the original DV format tape and
    the DVD-RW (VR mode) that corresponds to
    the program in the DV Edit List.

    2

    SCENE LIST

    1

    The DV Edit List menu appears.
    A disc mark will appear next to the program
    that corresponds to the inserted disc. You can
    only edit the programs that display a disc
    mark.

    Spring vacation 2004

    1H12M 5.6

    My Birthday

    1H16M 10.6

    DV 24.12.2003 11:34 - 25.12.2003 13:18

    1H24M 18.6

    Select the program you want to edit, and
    press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.
    “DV Dubbing”: Starts Copy Dubbing the
    program. Follow the instructions on page 78.
    “Erase”: Erases the programme from the DV
    Edit List.
    “Edit”: Allows you to edit the program
    contents (see below).
    “Preview”*: Allows you to check the program
    contents (see below).

    80

    3

    0:07:07-0:10:51
    Duration 0:03:44

    4

    0:11:40-0:16:19
    Duration 0:04:39

    Total 1:23:30 Scenes 20

    OK
    Quit

    • If the program contains no scenes, the
    display asks whether to generate scenes
    within the program automatically or
    manually. Follow steps 5 to 6 of “Advanced
    Program Edit” (page 76).

    6

    DV EDIT LIST

    4

    0:01:40-0:06:23
    Duration 0:06:43

    Total number
    of scenes

    Add

    Select “DV Edit List,” and press ENTER.

    Disc mark

    0:00:30-0:00:52
    Duration 0:00:22

    2

    Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.
    The DV Edit menu appears.

    3

    Select “Edit,” and press ENTER.

    Select the scene you want to edit, and
    press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears. Select an option and
    edit the scene.
    “Move”: Changes the scene order. Follow the
    explanations on the screen to change the
    order.
    “Erase”: Erases the scene. When asked for
    confirmation, select “OK.”
    “Preview”: Plays the selected scene.
    “Change IN”: Changes the start of the scene.
    See step 6 of “Program Edit” for details
    (page 74).
    “Change OUT”: Changes the end of the scene.
    See step 7 of “Program Edit” for details
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    7

    When you finish editing the Scene List,
    select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The program is saved in the DV Edit List.
    Once you edit a program, the original program
    will be erased.
    • If you select “Quit” after making changes in
    step 6, the display asks whether to save the
    program.

    Notes
    • You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.
    • You can select the “Edit,” “Preview,” or “Make a
    Playlist” options only when the corresponding DVDRW (VR mode) is in the recorder and the disc has not
    been edited.
    • A program can contain up to 50 scenes (chapters). If the
    recorder divides a program and the number of scenes
    reaches 49, the rest of the program becomes one scene.

    DV Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

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    SETUP

    Settings and Adjustments

    Settings

    Using the Setup Displays

    Channel Setting

    Video

    Channel List

    Audio

    Clock

    Features

    Language

    Options

    By using the Setup Displays, you can make
    various adjustments to items such as picture and
    sound, as well as select a language for the
    subtitles.
    The Setup Displays are used in the following way.

    Easy Setup

    3

    Select “Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
    “Features,” “Options,” or “Easy Setup,”
    and press ENTER.
    The selected Setup Display appears.
    Example: “Video” setup

    Note
    Playback settings stored in the disc take priority over the
    Setup Display settings, and not all of the functions
    described may work.

    SETUP
    Settings

    TV Type :

    16 : 9

    Video

    Pause Mode :

    Auto

    Audio

    Component Out :

    Off

    Progressive Mode :

    Auto

    Screen Saver :

    On

    Features
    Options
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Scart Setting
    Easy Setup

    4

    0

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Line4 input :

    Video

    Select the item you want to set up, and
    press ENTER.
    Available options for the item appear.
    Example: “TV Type”
    SETUP
    Settings

    1

    TV Type :

    16 16
    : 9: 9

    Video

    Pause Mode :

    4 : Auto
    3 Letter Box

    Audio

    Component Out :

    4 : Off
    3 Pan Scan

    Features

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    Options

    Progressive Mode :

    Auto

    Screen Saver :

    On

    Scart Setting
    Easy Setup

    Line4 input :

    Video

    The System Menu appears.

    SYSTEM MENU
    TITLE LIST
    TIMER
    TIMER LIST

    Some items display a dialogue box that
    provides further detailed settings.
    Example: The following dialogue box appears
    when “Parental Control” in Features Setup is
    selected.

    DV EDIT
    SETUP

    Features - Parental Control
    Enter your password.

    2

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    The Setup Display appears.

    OK
    Cancel

    In this case, see “Parental Control” in
    “Recording and Parental Control Settings
    (Features)” (page 91).

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    5

    Select an option, and press ENTER.
    The currently selected option is displayed
    next to the setup item.
    Example: when “4:3 Letter Box” is set.

    Aerial Reception and
    Language Settings
    (Settings)

    SETUP
    Settings

    TV Type :

    4 : 3 Letter Box

    Video

    Pause Mode :

    Auto

    Audio

    Component Out :

    Off

    Progressive Mode :

    Auto

    Screen Saver :

    On

    Features
    Options

    Scart Setting
    Easy Setup

    Line4 input :

    Video

    The Settings Setup helps you to make tuner, clock,
    and channel settings for the recorder.
    Select “Settings” in the Setup Display. To use the
    display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 82).
    SETUP
    Settings

    To turn off the display
    Press SYSTEM MENU repeatedly.

    Channel Setting

    Video

    Channel List

    Audio

    Clock

    Features

    Language

    Options
    Easy Setup

    Channel Setting

    1

    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
    Displays” (page 82) to select “Settings” in the
    Setup Display.

    2

    Select “Channel Setting,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting

    3

    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C3

    Station Name :

    AAB

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Settings and Adjustments

    Presets channels manually.
    If some channels could not be set using the Easy
    Setup function, you can set them manually.
    If there is no sound or if the picture is distorted, the
    wrong tuner system may have been preset during
    Easy Setup. Set the correct tuner system manually
    in the steps below.

    Prog. 1

    Press PROG +/– to select the programme
    position.
    Selected programme position
    Settings - Channel Setting
    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C2

    Station Name :

    CDE

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Prog. 8

    ,continued

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    4

    Select “System,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting

    5

    10

    Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting

    Prog. 8

    System :

    BG
    BG

    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal
    DK

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C1
    I

    Channel Set :

    C5

    Station Name :

    ARD
    L

    Station Name :

    CDE

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    On

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off
    NICAM

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Audio :

    NICAM
    Standard

    Select an available TV system, BG, DK, L, or
    I, and press ENTER (see page 85).
    BG

    Select this when in West European
    countries, except those listed in
    “Receivable channels” (page 85).

    DK

    Select this when in East European
    countries.

    I

    Select this when in Great Britain/
    Ireland.

    L

    Select this when in France.

    11
    12

    NICAM

    Normally, select this.

    Standard

    Select this if the sound from
    NICAM broadcasts is not
    clear.

    Select “NICAM,” and press ENTER.
    Select “AFT” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting

    6

    Select “Normal/CATV,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting
    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal
    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C1
    CATV

    Station Name :

    CDE

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Select “Normal,” and press ENTER.
    To set CATV (Cable Television) channels,
    select “CATV.”

    8

    Select “Channel Set,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Channel Setting

    84

    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C1
    C2

    Station Name :

    CDE

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C5

    Station Name :

    CDE

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM
    On

    AFT :

    On
    Off

    Prog. 8

    Prog. 8

    7

    9

    Prog. 8

    Prog. 8

    13

    On

    Turns on the Auto Fine
    Tuning function. Normally,
    select this.

    Off

    Allows you to adjust the
    pictures manually.

    Select “On” to turn on AFT, and press
    ENTER.
    • If the Auto Fine Tuning function does not
    work effectively, select “Off” and press
    ENTER. When the fine tuning bar appears,
    press </, to obtain a clearer picture, and
    press ENTER.
    Fine Tuning

    Press M/m repeatedly until the channel you
    want is displayed, then press ENTER.
    The channels are scanned in the order shown
    in the table below.
    • If you know the number of the channel you
    want, press the number buttons. For
    example, for channel 5, first press “0” and
    then press “5.” Then press ENTER.

    Prog. 8

    To preset another channel, repeat from step 3.



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    4

    ◆Receivable channels
    TV system

    Channel coverage

    BG (West European
    Countries, except
    those listed below)

    E2 - E12 VHF

    Select “Station Name,” and press ENTER.
    The display for entering characters appears.
    Input Station Name
    AAB

    Italia A – H VHF

    "A"

    E21 – E69 UHF

    1

    S1 – S20 CATV
    S21 – S41 HYPER

    -

    1

    2 A B C

    .

    ,

    2

    3 D E

    F

    3

    4 G H

    I

    4

    5 J

    L

    5

    K

    6 M N O 6
    Back

    7 P Q R S

    Clear All 8 T U V

    8

    9 W X Y

    Z

    Space

    0

    0

    "a"
    7

    Symbol

    9

    Cancel
    Finish

    S01 – S05 CATV
    DK (East European
    Countries)

    R1 – R12 VHF

    To enter characters, see page 40.

    R21 – R69 UHF

    5

    Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.

    S1 – S20 CATV

    I (Great Britain/
    Ireland)

    S21 – S41 HYPER

    PAY-TV/CANAL+

    S01 – S05 CATV

    Sets the PAY-TV/Canal Plus channels.
    For details, see page 30.

    Ireland A – J VHF
    South Africa 4 – 13 VHF
    B21 – B69 UHF
    S1 – S20 CATV

    S01 – S05 CATV
    L (France)

    F2 – F10 VHF
    F21 – F69 UHF
    B – Q CATV

    Changes or disables the programme positions after
    setting the channels. If any programme positions
    are unused or contain unwanted channels, you can
    disable them.
    You can also change station names. If the station
    names are not displayed, you can enter them
    manually.

    1

    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
    Displays” (page 82) to select “Settings” in the
    Setup Display.

    2

    Select “Channel List,” and press ENTER.

    S21 – S41 HYPER

    Station Name
    Changes or enters a new station name (up to 5
    characters). The recorder must receive channel
    information (for instance, SMARTLINK
    information) for station names to appear
    automatically.

    1
    2

    Settings - Channel Setting

    3

    Settings - Channel List

    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
    Displays” (page 82) to select “Settings” in the
    Setup Display.
    Select “Channel Setting,” and press ENTER.

    System :

    BG

    Normal / CATV :

    Normal

    Channel Set :

    C3

    Station Name :

    AAB

    PAY - TV / CANAL+ :

    Off

    Audio :

    NICAM

    Prog. 1

    Press PROG +/– to select the programme
    position for which you want to change or enter
    a station name.

    Settings and Adjustments

    S21 – S41 HYPER

    Channel List (Changing/Disabling
    the channels)

    3

    Prog

    Channel

    1

    C3

    Name
    AAB

    2

    C5

    FGH

    3

    C12

    4

    C21

    5

    C23

    6

    C24

    PQR

    Press M/m to select the row containing the
    programme position you want to change or
    disable.
    To change, press ENTER and go to step 4.
    To disable, press CLEAR and go to step 6.
    The disabled positions will be skipped when
    you press PROG +/–.
    To display other pages for programme
    positions 7 to 99, press M/m repeatedly.

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    4

    Press M/m until the selected channel row
    moves to the desired programme position.
    The selected channel is inserted at the new
    programme position.
    Settings - Channel List

    5
    6

    Prog

    Channel

    Name

    1

    C3

    AAB

    2

    C12

    3

    C21

    4

    C5

    5

    C23

    6

    C24

    • If the recorder does not receive a time signal
    from any station, “Auto Adjust” returns to
    “Off” automatically and the menu for setting
    the clock manually appears on the screen.
    z Hint
    If you set “Auto Adjust” to “On,” the Auto Clock Set
    function is activated whenever the recorder is turned off.

    Note

    FGH
    PQR

    Press ENTER to confirm the setting.
    To change or disable the programme position
    of another station, repeat from step 3.

    Note
    Be sure to correctly select the programme position you
    want to disable. If you disable the wrong programme
    position by mistake, you need to reset that channel
    manually.

    Clock

    The Auto Clock Set function does not work while the
    recorder is standing by for Synchro-Recording.

    ◆To set the clock manually
    If the Auto Clock Set function did not set the clock
    correctly for your local area, try another station for
    the Auto Clock Set function or set the clock
    manually.

    1

    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
    Displays” (page 82) to select “Settings” in the
    Setup Display.

    2
    3

    Select “Clock,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Clock

    Auto Adjust

    1
    2

    Off
    Off

    Auto Adjust :
    Present Time :

    Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel
    in your local area broadcasts a time signal.

    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Using the Setup
    Displays” (page 82) to select “Settings” in the
    Setup Display.

    4
    5

    Thu

    1 1

    ARD

    1. 1. 2004. 21:39

    Select “Off,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Present Time,” and press ENTER.
    Clock - Present Time

    Select “Clock,” and press ENTER.

    Set the time and date manually.

    Settings - Clock
    Thu 1

    3

    Auto Adjust :

    Off

    Present Time :

    Thu

    6
    Select “Auto Adjust,” and press ENTER.
    Settings - Clock
    Auto Adjust :
    Present Time :

    4
    5

    Off
    Off
    Thu

    1 1

    ARD

    1. 1. 2004. 21:39

    Press M/m repeatedly until the programme
    position of the station that carries a time signal
    appears, and press ENTER.
    Settings - Clock
    Present Time :

    86

    Off
    On
    Thu

    2004

    0 : 00

    1 1

    Press M/m to set the day, and press ,.
    Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in
    sequence. Press </, to select the item to be
    set, then press M/m to set the numbers. The
    day of the week is set automatically.
    To change the numbers, press < to return to
    the item to be changed, and press M/m.

    Select “On,” and press ,.

    Auto Adjust :

    1

    1
    1. 1. 2004. 21:39

    ARD

    1. 1. 2004. 21:39

    7

    Press ENTER to start the clock.



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    Language

    Video Settings (Video)

    OSD (On-Screen Display)
    Switches the display language on the screen.

    DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only)
    Switches the language for the DVD menu.

    Audio (DVD VIDEO only)
    Switches the language of the sound track.
    When you select “Original,” the language given
    priority in the disc is selected.

    Subtitle (DVD VIDEO only)
    Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
    the disc.
    When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
    language changes according to the language you
    selected for the sound track.

    Video settings will adjust items related to the
    image, such as size and colour.
    Choose the settings according to the type of TV,
    tuner, or decoder connected to the DVD recorder.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Video,” and press ENTER.
    The Video Setup appears with the following
    options. The default settings are underlined.

    SETUP
    Settings

    z Hint
    If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
    “Audio,” select and enter a language code from
    “Language Code List” (page 112) using the number
    buttons.

    TV Type :

    16 : 9

    Video

    Pause Mode :

    Auto

    Audio

    Component Out :

    Off

    Progressive Mode :

    Auto

    Screen Saver :

    On

    Features
    Options

    Scart Setting
    Line4 input :

    Video

    Note
    If you select a language in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
    “Audio” that is not recorded on the DVD VIDEO, one of
    the recorded languages will be automatically selected.

    TV Type
    Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3
    standard or wide).
    16:9

    Select this when connecting
    to a wide-screen TV or TV
    with a wide mode function.

    4:3 Letter
    Box

    Select this when connecting
    to a 4:3 screen TV. Displays
    a wide picture with bands on
    the upper and lower portions
    of the screen.

    4:3 Pan
    Scan

    Select this when connecting
    to a 4:3 screen TV.
    Automatically displays a
    wide picture on the entire
    screen and cuts off the
    portions that do not fit.

    ,continued

    Settings and Adjustments

    Easy Setup

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    Progressive Mode

    16:9

    4:3 Letter Box

    4:3 Pan Scan

    Note
    Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected
    automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa.

    Pause Mode (DVDs only)
    Selects the picture quality in pause mode.
    Auto

    The picture, including subjects
    that move dynamically, is output
    with no jitter. Normally select this
    position.

    Frame

    The picture, including subjects
    that do not move dynamically, is
    output in high resolution.

    Component Out
    Selects whether or not to output video signals
    from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks.
    On

    Outputs the component video
    signals. Select this when you want
    to view progressive signals.

    Off

    Outputs no signals.

    Notes
    • When you set “Line1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot
    set “Component Out” to “On.”
    • When you connect the recorder to a monitor or
    projector via only the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
    jacks, do not select “Off.” If you select “Off” in this
    case, the picture may not appear.

    88

    DVD software can be divided into two types: film
    based software and video based software. Video
    based software is derived from TV, such as
    dramas and sit-coms, and displays images at 30
    frames/60 fields (25 frames/50 fields) per second.
    Film based software is derived from film and
    displays images at 24 frames per second. Some
    DVD software contains both Video and Film.
    In order for these images to appear natural on your
    screen when output in PROGRESSIVE mode (50
    or 60 frames per second), the progressive video
    signal needs to be converted to match the type of
    DVD software that you are watching.
    You can fine-tune the progressive 525p/625p
    video signals that are output when you press
    PROGRESSIVE (“PROGRESSIVE” lights up).
    Note that you must connect to a progressive
    format TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
    jacks (page 15).
    Auto

    Automatically detects the
    software type (Film-based or
    Video-based) and selects the
    appropriate conversion mode.
    Normally select this position.

    Video

    Fixes the conversion mode to the
    mode for Video-based software.

    Screen Saver
    The screen saver image appears when you do not
    use the recorder for more than 10 minutes while an
    on-screen display, such as the System Menu, is
    displayed on your TV screen. The screen saver
    image helps prevent your display device from
    becoming damaged (ghosting).
    On

    Turns on the screen saver
    function.

    Off

    Turns off the function.

    Scart Setting
    Sets the method of inputting/outputting signals
    from the SCART jacks on the rear panel of the
    recorder. Select an option for each of the items
    below according to the combination of jacks and
    methods that you are going to use.



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    ◆Line1 Output
    Selects a method of outputting video signals for
    the LINE 1-TV jack.
    RGB

    Outputs RGB signals.

    Video

    Outputs video signals.

    S Video

    Outputs S-video signals.

    Notes
    • If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB signals, no
    picture appears on the TV screen even if you select “S
    Video” or “RGB.” See the instructions supplied with
    your TV.
    • You cannot select ”RGB” when “Component Out”
    above is set to “On.”
    • SMARTLINK is available only when “Video” is
    selected.

    Audio Settings (Audio)
    The Audio Setup allows you to adjust the sound
    according to the playback and connection
    conditions.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Audio,” and press ENTER.
    The Audio Setup appears with the following
    options. The default settings are underlined.
    SETUP
    Settings

    Video/RGB

    Inputs video signals or RGB
    signals.

    Decoder

    Select this when connecting to a
    PAY-TV/Canal Plus decoder.

    S Video

    Inputs S-video signals.

    ◆Line3 Output
    Selects a method of outputting video signals for
    the LINE 3/DECODER jack.
    Video

    Outputs video signals.

    S Video

    Outputs S-video signals.

    Line4 Input
    Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
    LINE 4 IN jack on the rear panel of the recorder.
    Video

    Inputs video signals.

    S Video

    Inputs S-video signals.

    Audio ATT :

    Off

    Video

    Audio DRC :

    Standard

    Audio

    Downmix :

    Dolby Surround

    Digital Out :

    On

    Features
    Options
    Easy Setup

    Dolby Digital :

    D-PCM

    MPEG :

    PCM

    DTS :

    Off

    Audio ATT (attenuation)
    If the playback sound is distorted, set this item to
    “On.” The recorder reduces the audio output level.
    This function affects the output of the following
    jacks:
    – LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
    – LINE 1-TV jack
    – LINE 3/DECODER jack
    On

    Select this when the
    playback sound from the
    speakers is distorted.

    Off

    Normally select this
    position.

    ,continued

    Settings and Adjustments

    ◆Line3 Input
    Selects a method of inputting video signals for the
    LINE 3/DECODER jack. The pictures will not be
    clear if this setting does not match the type of
    video input signal.

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    Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs
    only)
    Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned
    down when playing a DVD that conforms to
    “Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the
    following jacks:
    – LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
    – LINE 1-TV jack
    – LINE 3/DECODER jack
    – DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
    only when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
    (page 90).
    Standard

    Normally select this
    position.

    TV Mode

    Makes low sounds clear
    even if you turn the volume
    down.

    Wide
    Range

    Gives you the feeling of
    being at a live performance.

    Digital Out
    Selects if audio signals are output via the
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks.
    On

    Normally select this
    position. When you select
    “On,” see “To set the digital
    output signal” for further
    settings.

    Off

    The influence of the digital
    circuit upon the analogue
    circuit is minimal.

    ◆To set the digital output signal
    The following setup items switch the method of
    outputting audio signals when you connect a
    component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a
    digital input jack.
    For connection details, see “Connecting the Audio
    Cords” (page 17).
    Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” and “DTS”
    after setting “Digital Out” to “On.”

    Downmix (DVDs only)
    Switches the method for mixing down to two
    channels when you play a DVD which has rear
    sound elements (channels) or is recorded in Dolby
    Digital format. For details on the rear signal
    components, see “Checking the Play Information
    and Playing Time” (page 38). This function
    affects the output of the following jacks:
    – LINE 2 OUT AUDIO L/R jacks
    – LINE 1-TV jack
    – LINE 3/DECODER jack
    – DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
    when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
    (page 90).
    Dolby
    Surround

    Normal

    90

    Normally select this
    position.
    Multi-channel audio signals
    are output to two channels
    for enjoying surround
    sounds.

    SETUP
    Settings

    Audio ATT :

    Off

    Video

    Audio DRC :

    Standard

    Audio

    Downmix :

    Dolby Surround

    Digital Out :

    On

    Features
    Options
    Easy Setup

    Dolby Digital :

    D-PCM

    MPEG :

    PCM

    DTS :

    Off

    If you connect a component that does not accept
    the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no
    sound) will come out from the speakers, and may
    affect your ears or cause speaker damage.
    • Dolby Digital (DVDs only)
    Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal.
    D-PCM

    Select this when the recorder
    is connected to an audio
    component lacking a built-in
    Dolby Digital decoder. You
    can select whether the
    signals conform to Dolby
    Surround (Pro Logic) or not
    by making adjustments to
    the “Downmix” item in
    Audio Setup (page 90).

    Dolby
    Digital

    Select this when the recorder
    is connected to an audio
    component with a built-in
    Dolby Digital decoder.

    Multi-channel audio signals
    are downmixed to two
    channels for use with your
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    • MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
    Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
    PCM

    MPEG

    Select this when the recorder
    is connected to an audio
    component without a built-in
    MPEG decoder. If you play
    MPEG audio sound tracks,
    the recorder outputs stereo
    signals via the DIGITAL
    OUT (COAXIAL) jack.
    Select this when the recorder
    is connected to an audio
    component with a built-in
    MPEG decoder.

    • DTS (DVD VIDEO only)
    Selects whether or not to output DTS signals.
    On

    Recording and Parental
    Control Settings (Features)
    The Features Setup allows you to adjust recording
    and parental control settings.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Features,” and press ENTER.
    The Features Setup appears with the
    following options. The default settings are
    underlined.

    Select this when the recorder
    is connected to an audio
    component with a built-in
    DTS decoder.

    SETUP
    Settings

    TV Direct Rec :

    On

    Video

    Auto Chapter :

    6 Min

    Audio

    TV Guide Page

    Features
    Options

    Select this when the recorder
    is connected to an audio
    component without a built-in
    DTS decoder.

    Note
    When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack to
    listen to MPEG audio signals and set “MPEG” to
    “MPEG” in Audio Setup, no sound will come from your
    speakers if you select one of the TVS modes.

    One Touch Dubbing
    Colour System :

    PAL

    Easy Setup

    TV Direct Rec (DVD+RW/DVD-RW/DVD+R/
    DVD-R only)
    On

    Allows you to easily record
    what you are watching on the
    TV using SMARTLINK.

    Off

    Turns off the TV Direct Rec
    function.

    Settings and Adjustments

    Off

    Parental Control

    Auto Chapter
    Automatically divides a recording (a title) into
    chapters by inserting chapter markings at a
    specified interval. The markings are inserted while
    the recording is being made.
    Off

    No chapter mark is inserted.

    6Min

    Inserts chapter marks at
    approximately 6-minute
    intervals.

    15Min

    Inserts chapter marks at
    approximately 15-minute
    intervals.

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    3

    Notes
    • Depending upon the size of the recording being made,
    the actual interval may vary from the interval selected
    in “Auto Chapter.” The selected interval should only be
    used as an approximation to create chapters.
    • This function is not available when dubbing DV tapes
    to DVD-RWs (VR mode) (RDR-GX700 only).
    Chapter marks are automatically entered where the
    recordings start on the tape (pages 73, 74, 76).

    TV Guide Page
    Some broadcast systems ensure a Teletext
    service* in which the complete programmes and
    their data (title, date, channel, recording start time,
    etc.) are stored day by day. A TV guide page
    corresponds to each day of the week. When
    recording a programme, the recorder
    automatically takes the programme name from the
    Teletext pages and stores it as the title name. The
    TV guide page numbers depend entirely on the
    broadcast itself and may be subject to change. If
    so, you may have to set those TV guide page
    numbers manually in the TV Guide Page menu.

    Select the TV guide page number you want to
    modify, and press ENTER.
    Features-TV Guide Page

    4

    Sun

    PP 000
    0 0

    Mon

    P 000

    Tue

    P 000

    Wed

    P 000

    Thu

    P 000

    Fri

    P 000

    Sat

    P 000

    Prog. 4
    0

    Press the number buttons or </M/m/, to
    enter the TV guide page number, and press
    ENTER to confirm the setting.
    • If you make a mistake, press CLEAR to reenter the correct number.
    To set or change another TV guide page
    number, repeat steps 3 and 4 above.

    z Hint
    To view Teletext information on your TV screen during
    a broadcast, switch to your TV’s tuner by pressing t
    (TV/video).

    * Not available in some areas.

    1
    2

    After step 3 above, select “TV Guide Page”
    and press , or ENTER.
    The TV Guide Page menu appears.
    Select the programme position for which you
    want to set or change the TV guide page by
    pressing PROG +/–.
    • The TV guide page numbers (Example:
    P301) appear automatically when the
    recorder detects them.
    Features-TV Guide Page
    Sun

    P 301

    Mon

    P 302

    Tue

    P 303

    Wed

    P 304

    Thu

    P 305

    Fri

    P 306

    Sat

    P 307

    Prog. 4

    • If no page numbers are detected (P000), you
    have to set the appropriate TV guide page
    number manually.
    Features-TV Guide Page

    92

    Sun

    P 000

    Mon

    P 000

    Tue

    P 000

    Wed

    P 000

    Thu

    P 000

    Fri

    P 000

    Sat

    P 000

    Prog. 4

    Notes
    • In step 4 above, enter “000” if you do not want to use
    the TV guide page number for automatic labelling. The
    recorder will instead store a default title name
    (programme position, start time - stop time).
    • Refer to the Teletext information on your TV screen to
    obtain the TV guide page number with programme
    titles and their start times.
    • If the Teletext TV guide has a page which always
    shows the programmes for the current day, this page
    should be input for all days.
    • If you start recording more than three minutes before
    the programme is scheduled to start, the correct label
    information may not be transferred.
    • Note that this function may not work correctly with
    programmes broadcast from some stations.
    • If the broadcast system updates the Teletext
    information at the moment recording starts, the title
    label may not correspond to the recorded programme.
    In this case, you may have to manually enter the correct
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    Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)

    4

    Select a geographic area as the playback
    limitation level, and press ENTER.
    The area is selected.
    • When you select “Others,” press the number
    buttons to select and enter an area code in
    the table (see below). Then select “OK” and
    press ENTER.

    5

    Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
    The selection items for “Level” are displayed.

    Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited
    according to a predetermined level, such as the age
    of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced
    with different scenes.

    1

    After step 3 above, select “Parental Control,”
    and press ENTER.
    • If you have not entered a password, the
    display for registering a new password
    appears.

    Features - Parental Control
    Features - Parental Control
    Enter a new password.

    Level :

    Off
    Off

    Standard :

    Others
    8

    Password

    7
    6
    5

    OK

    4

    Cancel

    The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
    • When you have already registered a
    password, the display for entering the
    password appears.

    Enter your password.

    OK
    Cancel

    Select the level, and press ENTER.
    The Parental Control setting is complete.
    To cancel the Parental Control setting for the
    disc, set “Level” to “Off” in step 6.
    To change the password, select “Password” in
    step 3, and press ENTER. When the display
    for registering a password appears, enter a
    new four-digit password using the number
    buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.

    Notes

    2

    Enter your four-digit password using the
    number buttons, then select “OK” and press
    ENTER.
    Features - Parental Control
    Level :

    Off

    Standard :

    USA

    Password

    3

    • If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
    selecting “Parental Control” under “Factory Setup” in
    Options Setup (page 95).
    • When you play discs which do not have the Parental
    Control function, playback cannot be limited on this
    recorder.
    • Depending on the disc, you may be asked to change the
    Parental Control level while playing the disc. In this
    case, enter your password, then change the level.

    Settings and Adjustments

    Features - Parental Control

    6

    Select “Standard,” and press , or ENTER.
    The selection items for “Standard” are
    displayed.
    Features - Parental Control
    Level :

    Off

    Standard :

    Others
    USA

    Password

    Others

    ,continued

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    ◆Area code

    94

    One Touch Dubbing (RDR-GX700 only)

    Standard

    Code number

    Argentina

    2044

    Australia

    2047

    Austria

    2046

    Belgium

    2057

    Brazil

    2070

    Canada

    2079

    Chile

    2090

    China

    2092

    Denmark

    2115

    Finland

    2165

    France

    2174

    Germany

    2109

    India

    2248

    Indonesia

    2238

    Italy

    2254

    Japan

    2276

    Korea

    2304

    Malaysia

    2363

    Mexico

    2362

    Netherlands

    2376

    New Zealand

    2390

    Norway

    2379

    Pakistan

    2427

    Philippines

    2424

    Portugal

    2436

    Russia

    2489

    Singapore

    2501

    Spain

    2149

    Sweden

    2499

    Switzerland

    2086

    Thailand

    2528

    United Kingdom

    2184

    Displays the following options for the One Touch
    Dubbing function.
    ◆Finalize Disc (for all recordable discs except
    DVD-RW in VR mode)
    Selects whether or not to finalize the disc
    automatically following One Touch Dubbing
    (page 73).
    Auto

    Automatically finalizes the
    disc following One Touch
    Dubbing.

    Manual

    Allows you to finalize the
    disc manually.

    ◆Add to Edit List (DVD-RW (VR mode) only)
    Automatically generates a program in the DV Edit
    List during One Touch Dubbing of DV format
    tapes. You can use the created program for further
    editing. For details, see page 79.
    On

    Automatically generates a
    program during One Touch
    Dubbing of DV format tapes.

    Off

    No program is generated.

    Colour System
    Selects the colour system when playing VIDEO
    CDs (including Super VCDs).
    PAL

    Plays a disc in PAL colour
    system.

    NTSC

    Plays a disc in NTSC colour
    system.



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    Dimmer

    Disc and Remote Control
    Settings/Factory Settings
    (Options)
    The Options Setup allows you to set up other
    operational settings.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.

    Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.

    SETUP
    Settings

    VR

    DVD Bilingual Rec. :

    Main

    Dimmer :

    Normal

    Auto Display :

    On

    Command Mode :

    DVD3

    Features
    Options

    Factory Setup
    Easy Setup

    Power
    Save

    Low lighting. Turns off the
    lighting when the power is off.

    On

    Automatically displays
    information on the screen
    when the recorder is turned
    on, etc.

    Off

    Displays information only
    when DISPLAY is pressed.

    Command Mode
    Changes the Command Mode of the recorder if
    other DVD equipment is assigned the same
    Command Mode. Be sure to match the Command
    Mode switch on the remote to the setting made
    here. For details, see “If you have a Sony DVD
    player or more than one Sony DVD recorder” on
    page 21.
    DVD1

    Select this if the default
    Command Mode conflicts
    with other DVD equipment.

    DVD2

    Select this if the default
    Command Mode conflicts
    with other DVD equipment.

    DVD3

    The default Command Mode
    of the recorder.

    Format DVD (DVD-RW only)
    The recorder automatically starts formatting in
    VR mode or Video mode, whichever is selected
    below, when a new, unformatted DVD-RW is
    inserted.
    VR

    Automatically formats the
    disc in VR mode.

    Video

    Automatically formats the
    disc in Video mode.

    DVD Bilingual Rec. (for all recordable discs
    except DVD-RW in VR mode)
    Selects the sound to be recorded on the disc. This
    setting is not necessary when recording on DVDRWs (VR mode) that record both the main and sub
    sounds.
    Main

    Records the main sound for
    the bilingual programme.

    Sub

    Records the sub sound for
    the bilingual programme.

    Settings and Adjustments

    Format DVD :

    Video
    Audio

    Bright lighting.

    Auto Display

    Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
    The Options Setup appears with the following
    options. The default settings are underlined.

    Normal

    Factory Setup
    Allows you to select the setup settings by group,
    and return them to their default settings. Note that
    all of your previous settings will be lost.

    1

    After step 3 above, select “Factory Setup,”
    and press , or ENTER.
    The display for selecting a group of settings
    appears.

    2

    Select the group of settings you want to return
    to default from “Settings,” “Video,” “Audio,”
    “Features,” “Options,” “Parental Control,”
    and “All,” and press , or ENTER.

    3

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
    The selected settings return to their default
    settings.

    4

    Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.

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    Easy Setup
    (Resetting the Recorder)
    Select this to run the Easy Setup programme.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Easy Setup,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP
    Settings

    Easy Setup

    Video
    Audio
    Features
    Options
    Easy Setup

    4
    5
    6

    96

    Press ENTER.
    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
    Follow the instructions for Easy Setup
    (page 22) from step 5.



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    Additional Information

    Troubleshooting
    If you experience any of the following difficulties
    while using the recorder, use this troubleshooting
    guide to help remedy the problem before
    requesting repairs. Should any problem persist,
    consult your nearest Sony dealer.

    , Even if your TV is compatible with progressive
    format (525p/625p) signals, the image may be
    affected when you set the recorder to progressive
    format. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE so
    that the PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off and
    the recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
    , You are playing a disc recorded in a colour
    system that is different from your TV.

    TV programme reception does not fill the
    screen.

    , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.

    , Set the channel manually in “Channel Setting” in
    Settings Setup (page 83).
    , Select the correct source using the INPUT
    SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
    programme using the PROG +/– buttons.

    Picture

    TV programme pictures are distorted.

    Power
    The power does not turn on.

    There is no picture.
    ,
    ,
    ,
    ,

    Picture noise appears.
    , If the picture output signal from your recorder
    passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if
    you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO
    player, the copy-protection signal applied to
    some DVD programmes could affect picture
    quality. If you still experience this problem even
    when you connect your recorder directly to your
    TV, try connecting your recorder to your TV’s S
    VIDEO input.
    , You have set the recorder to progressive format
    (the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even
    though your TV cannot accept the progressive
    signal. In this case, press PROGRESSIVE until
    the progressive indicator turns off.

    TV channels cannot be changed.
    , The channel is disabled (page 85).
    , A timer recording started, which changed the
    channels.

    Additional Information

    Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
    The connecting cords are damaged.
    Check the connection to your TV (page 13).
    Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to
    “VCR”) so that the signal from the recorder
    appears on the TV screen.
    , Check that “Scart Setting” in Video Setup is set
    to the appropriate item that conforms to your
    system (page 88).
    , If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
    the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
    “Component Out” in Video Setup to “On”
    (page 88).
    , This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.

    , Reorient the TV aerial.
    , Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction
    manual).
    , Place the recorder and TV farther apart.
    , Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables
    farther apart.
    , The RF cable is connected to the AERIAL OUT
    jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to the
    AERIAL IN jack.

    The picture from equipment connected to the
    recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
    screen.
    , If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1-TV
    jack, select “L1” in the front panel display by
    pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
    If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN
    jacks, select “L2” in the front panel display by
    pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
    If the equipment is connected to the LINE 4 IN
    jacks, select “L4” in the front panel display by
    pressing PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
    If the equipment is connected to the LINE 3/
    DECODER jack, select “L3” in the front panel
    display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
    SELECT.

    ,continued

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    If the equipment is connected to the DV IN jack,
    (this is usually for a digital video camera
    connection), select “DV” in the front panel
    display by pressing PROG +/– or INPUT
    SELECT.
    , When an S video cable is connected to the
    recorder’s LINE 4 IN jack, set “Line4 Input” in
    Video Setup to “S Video” (page 89).

    The playback picture or TV programme from
    the equipment connected through the recorder
    is distorted.
    , If the playback picture output from a DVD
    player, VCR, or tuner goes through your recorder
    before reaching your TV, the copy-protection
    signal applied to some programmes could affect
    picture quality. Disconnect the playback
    equipment in question and connect it directly to
    your TV.

    The picture does not fill the screen.
    , Set “TV Type” in Video Setup in accordance
    with the aspect ratio of your TV (page 87).

    The picture does not fill the screen, even
    though the aspect ratio is set in “TV Type” in
    Video Setup.
    , The aspect ratio of the disc is fixed on your DVD.

    The picture is black and white.
    , Check that “Line1 Output” of “Scart Setting” in
    Video Setup is set to the appropriate item that
    conforms to your system (page 88).
    , If you are using a SCART cord, be sure to use
    one that is fully wired (21 pins).

    Sound
    There is no sound.
    , Re-connect all connections securely.
    , The connecting cord is damaged.
    , The input source setting on the amplifier or the
    connection to the amplifier is incorrect.
    , The recorder is in reverse play, fast-forward,
    slow motion, or pause mode.
    , If the audio signal does not come through the
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)
    jacks, check the Audio Setup settings (page 89).

    Sound distortion occurs.
    , Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “On”
    (page 89).

    98

    Sound is noisy.
    , When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
    noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT AUDIO
    L/R jacks, LINE 1-TV jack, or LINE 3/
    DECODER jack (page 56).

    The sound volume is low.
    , The sound volume is low on some DVDs.
    The sound volume may improve if you set
    “Audio DRC” in Audio Setup to “TV Mode”
    (page 90).
    , Set “Audio ATT” in Audio Setup to “Off”
    (page 89).

    An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or
    played.
    , When recording from connected equipment, set
    “Line Audio Input” in TOOLS menu to
    “Bilingual” (page 51).
    , Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be
    recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video
    mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs. To record the
    language, select “Main” or “Sub” of “DVD
    Bilingual Rec.” in Options Setup before
    recording (page 95). To record both the main and
    sub sounds, record on a DVD-RW (VR mode).
    , If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
    and want to change the audio track for a DVDRW (VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
    Digital” in Audio Setup to “D-PCM” (page 90).

    Playback
    The disc does not play.
    , The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
    labelled side facing up.
    , The disc is not correctly inserted.
    , Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
    Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
    for about half an hour until the moisture
    evaporates.
    , If the disc was recorded on another recorder, the
    recorder cannot play the disc if it was not
    finalized (page 37).

    The disc does not start playback from the
    beginning.
    , Resume play was activated (page 52).
    , You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or
    DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
    screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
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    The recorder starts playing the disc
    automatically.
    , The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
    function.

    Recording/Timer recording/Editing
    The programme position cannot be changed
    from the channel you are recording.
    , Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”

    Playback stops automatically.
    , If the disc has an auto pause signal, the recorder
    stops playback at the auto pause signal.

    Recording does not start immediately after you
    press z REC.

    Some functions such as Stop, Search, or Slowmotion Play cannot be performed.

    , Operate the recorder only after “LOAD”,
    “FORMAT,” or “INFOWRITE” disappears
    from the front panel display.

    , Depending on the disc, you may not be able to do
    some of the operations above. See the instruction
    manual supplied with the disc.

    Nothing was recorded even though you set the
    timer setting correctly.

    The language for the sound track cannot be
    changed.
    , Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the disc
    being played.
    , The DVD VIDEO prohibits the changing of the
    language for the sound track.
    , Try changing the language using the DVD
    VIDEO’s menu.

    , Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the
    DVD VIDEO.
    , The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the
    subtitles.
    , Try changing the subtitle using the DVD
    VIDEO’s menu.
    , The subtitles cannot be changed for the titles
    recorded on this recorder.

    The angles cannot be changed.
    , Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD
    VIDEO being played.
    , You are trying to change the angles when “

    does not appear on the TV screen (page 54).
    , The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.
    , Try changing the angle using the DVD VIDEO’s
    menu.
    , The angles cannot be changed for the titles
    recorded on this recorder.

    Additional Information

    The subtitle language cannot be changed or
    turned off.

    , There was a power failure during recording.
    , The recorder’s internal clock stopped due to a
    power failure that lasted for more than 1 hour.
    Reset the clock (page 86).
    , The channel was disabled after the timer
    recording was set. See “Channel Setting” on
    page 83.
    , Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
    connect it again.
    , “PDC/VPS Scan Off” was selected in the
    TOOLS menu (page 43).
    , The programme contains copy protection signals
    that restrict copying.
    , Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
    (page 46).
    , There is no DVD inside the recorder.
    , There is not enough disc space for the recording.
    , The recorder was in the process of DV Dubbing
    (RDR-GX700 only).

    Recording does not stop immediately after you
    press x REC STOP.
    , It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
    disc data before recording can stop.

    Recording does not stop after you press x
    STOP.
    , Open the remote’s cover and press x REC
    STOP.

    The MP3 audio tracks do not play.
    , The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
    format that the recorder can play (page 60).

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    Timer recording is not complete or did not start
    from the beginning.

    The recorder automatically starts recording
    when the satellite receiver is turned on.

    , There was a power failure during recording. If
    the power recovers when there is a timer
    recording, the recorder resumes recording.
    Should the power failure continue for more than
    1 hour, reset the clock (page 86).
    , Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
    (page 46).
    , Disc space was not enough.
    , The PDC/VPS function is working.

    , The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn
    off the satellite receiver and cancel the SynchroRec function (page 50).

    Contents previously recorded were erased.
    , Data that has been recorded on a DVD with a PC
    will be erased from the disc when the disc is
    inserted.

    The PDC/VPS function does not operate.

    Display
    The clock has stopped.
    , Set the clock again (page 86).
    , The clock stopped due to a power failure that
    lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock
    (page 86).

    The TIMER REC indicator is flashing.
    , The disc does not have enough space.
    , Insert a recordable disc inside the recorder.

    , Check that the clock and date are set correctly.
    , Check that the PDC/VPS time you set is the
    correct one (there might be a mistake in the TV
    programme guide). If the broadcast you wanted
    to record did not send the good PDC/VPS
    information, the recorder will not start recording.
    , If the reception is poor, the PDC/VPS signal
    might be altered and the recorder might not start
    recording.
    , “PDC/VPS Scan Off” is selected (page 43).

    The recording mode indication is incorrect.

    Recording from the equipment with
    a timer

    Remote control

    Nothing was recorded even though you set the
    Synchro-Rec setting correctly.

    , Batteries are weak.
    , The remote is too far from the recorder.
    , The remote’s manufacturer code returned to the
    default setting when you replaced the batteries.
    Reset the code (page 20).
    , Turn on the recorder.
    , The remote is not pointed at the remote sensor on
    the recorder.
    , Different command modes are set for the
    recorder and remote. Set the same command
    mode (page 21).
    , Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 21).

    , You forgot to turn off the connected equipment.
    Turn off the connected equipment and set the
    recorder to Synchro-Rec standby mode
    (page 50).
    , The recorder was not set to the SynchroRecording standby mode. Press SYNCHRO
    REC to have the recorder stand by for recording.
    Make sure the SYNCHRO REC indicator lights
    up on the front panel (page 50).
    , The recorder is connected to the TV output jack
    of the connected equipment.

    , When the recording or dubbing is less than three
    minutes, the recording mode indication may be
    displayed incorrectly. The actual recording itself
    is correctly made in the selected recording mode.

    The clock does not appear in the front panel
    display.
    , “Dimmer” in Options Setup is set to “Power
    Save” (page 95).

    The remote does not function.

    Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
    Synchro-Recording does not complete.
    , The timer setting for the connected equipment
    overlapped the recorder’s timer setting
    (page 50).
    , There was a power failure during the recording.

    100

    , The same command mode is set for both the
    equipment and recorder. Set a different
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    Others
    The recorder does not operate properly.
    , Restart the recorder. Press down [/1 on the
    recorder for more than ten seconds until
    “WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.
    , When static electricity, etc., causes the recorder
    to operate abnormally, turn off the recorder and
    wait until the clock appears in the front panel
    display. Then, unplug the recorder and after
    leaving it off for a while, plug it in again.

    Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
    front panel display.
    , The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
    the table on page 102).

    The disc tray does not open after you press Z
    (open/close).
    , It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
    open after you have recorded or edited a disc.
    This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
    the disc.

    , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
    Sony service facility.

    “RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
    display.

    , While the recorder is adjusting the clock for the
    Auto Clock Set function or scanning the
    channels for the PDC/VPS function, operational
    noises (such as the internal fan) may be heard,
    even when the power is off. This is not a
    malfunction.

    The disc tray does not open and you cannot
    remove the disc after you press Z (open/
    close).
    , Turn off the recorder. Once the clock appears in
    the front panel display, disconnect the mains
    lead. Connect it again while pressing down A on
    the recorder, and release the button when the disc
    tray opens. Then, keep [/1 on the recorder
    pressed for about ten seconds until
    “WELCOME” appears in the front panel display.

    “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
    , The disc tray is locked. Cancel the Child Lock
    (page 53).
    Additional Information

    The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
    LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.

    Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder
    is off.

    , The recorder’s recovery function was activated
    when the recorder was turned on because the
    power was turned off or failed during recording.
    Leave the recorder on until “RECOVERY”
    disappears from the front panel display.

    “FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
    display.
    , Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
    not blocked. Then, turn off the recorder, wait
    until the clock appears in the front panel display,
    and disconnect the mains lead. Leave the
    recorder off for a while, then re-connect the
    mains lead, and press [/1 on the recorder.

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    Self-diagnosis Function
    (When letters/numbers
    appear in the display)

    Notes About This Recorder
    On operation

    When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
    prevent the recorder from malfunctioning, a fivecharacter service number (e.g., C 13 50) with a
    combination of a letter and four numbers appears
    in the front panel display. In this case, check the
    following table.

    • If the recorder is brought directly from a cold to
    a warm location, or is placed in a very damp
    room, moisture may condense on the lenses
    inside the recorder. Should this occur, the
    recorder may not operate properly. In this case,
    remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on
    for about half an hour until the moisture
    evaporates.
    • When you move the recorder, take out any discs.
    If you do not, the disc may be damaged.

    First three
    Cause and/or
    characters of the corrective action
    service number

    On adjusting volume

    C 13

    The disc is dirty.
    , Clean the disc with a
    soft cloth.

    C 31

    The disc is not inserted
    correctly.
    , Re-insert the disc
    correctly.

    E XX
    (xx is a number)

    To prevent a malfunction,
    the recorder has
    performed the selfdiagnosis function.
    , Contact your nearest
    Sony dealer or local
    authorized Sony
    service facility and
    give the fivecharacter service
    number.
    Example: E 61 10

    Do not turn up the volume while listening to a
    section with very low level inputs or no audio
    signals. If you do, the speakers may be damaged
    when a peak level section is played.

    On cleaning
    Clean the cabinet, panel, and controls with a soft
    cloth slightly moistened with a mild detergent
    solution. Do not use any type of abrasive pad,
    scouring powder or solvent such as alcohol or
    benzine.

    On cleaning discs
    Do not use a commercially available cleaning
    disc. It may cause a malfunction.

    Notes about the discs
    • To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its
    edge. Do not touch the surface. Dust,
    fingerprints, or scratches on the disc may cause
    it to malfunction.

    • Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or heat
    sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car
    parked in direct sunlight as the temperature may
    rise considerably inside the car.

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    • After playing, store the disc in its case.
    • Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
    disc from the centre out.

    Specifications
    System

    • Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
    commercially available cleaners, or anti-static
    spray intended for vinyl LPs.
    • Do not use the following discs.
    – A disc that has a non-standard shape (e.g.,
    card, heart).
    – A disc with a label or sticker on it.
    – A disc that has cellophane tape or sticker
    adhesive on it.

    Laser: Semiconductor laser
    Channel coverage:
    PAL/SECAM (B/G, D/K, I, L)
    VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F1 to F10, Italian
    A to H, Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 13/
    UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to B69,
    F21 to F69/CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20,
    France B to Q/HYPER: S21 to S41
    The above channel coverage merely ensures the
    channel reception within these ranges. It does not
    guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
    circumstances.

    When you play PCM sound tracks with a 96 kHz
    sampling frequency, the output signals from the
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jack
    are converted to 48 kHz sampling frequency.

    Additional Information

    Video reception: Frequency synthesizer system
    Audio reception: Split carrier system
    Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
    Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer indication:
    24-hour cycle (digital)/Power back-up
    duration: 1 hour
    Video recording format: MPEG Video
    Audio recording format/applicable bit rate:
    Dolby Digital/2 ch, 256 kbps

    Inputs and outputs
    LINE 2 OUT
    (AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms
    (VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
    (S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
    Vp-p (PAL)
    LINE 2 IN/LINE 4 IN
    (AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than 22
    kilohms
    (VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p
    (S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y:1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3
    Vp-p (PAL)

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    LINE 1 -TV: 21-pin
    CVBS IN/OUT
    S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
    LINE 3/DECODER: 21-pin
    CVBS IN/OUT
    S-Video/RGB IN
    S-Video OUT (downstream)
    Decoder
    DV IN (RDR-GX700 only): 4-pin/i.LINK S100
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL): Optical output
    jack/–18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm)
    DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/0.5
    Vp-p/75 ohms
    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
    (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR):
    Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, PB/CB: 0.7 Vp-p,
    PR/CR: 0.7 Vp-p

    General
    Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
    Power consumption:
    RDR-GX700: 41W
    RDR-GX300: 39W
    Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 85 × 346 mm
    (width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
    Mass (approx.): 4.9 kg
    Operating temperature: 5 ºC to 35 ºC
    Operating humidity: 25 % to 80 %
    Supplied accessories:
    Audio/video cord (1)
    Mains lead (1)
    Aerial cable (1)
    Remote commander (remote) (1)
    R6 (size AA) batteries (2)
    Specifications and design are subject to change
    without notice.

    Compatible colour systems
    This recorder is designed to record using the PAL
    colour system and play back using the PAL or
    NTSC colour systems.
    The signals of the SECAM colour system can be
    received or recorded but played back in the PAL
    colour system only. Recording of video sources
    based on other colour systems cannot be
    guaranteed.

    104

    About i.LINK
    The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the
    i.LINK standard and its features.

    What is i.LINK?
    i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling
    digital video, digital audio and other data in two
    directions between equipment having the i.LINK
    jack, and for controlling other equipment.
    i.LINK-compatible pieces of equipment can be
    connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible
    applications are operations and data transactions
    with various digital AV equipment. When two or
    more i.LINK-compatible equipment are
    connected to this recorder in a daisy chain,
    operations and data transactions are possible with
    not only the equipment that this recorder is
    connected to but also with other devices via the
    directly connected equipment.
    Note, however, that the method of operation
    sometimes varies according to the characteristics
    and specifications of the equipment to be
    connected, and that operations and data
    transactions are sometimes not possible on some
    connected equipment.

    Note
    Normally, only one piece of equipment can be connected
    to this recorder by the i.LINK cable (DV connecting
    cable). When connecting this recorder to i.LINKcompatible equipment having two or more i.LINK jacks
    (DV jacks), see the instruction manual of the equipment
    to be connected.

    About the name “i.LINK”
    i.LINK is a more familiar term for IEEE 1394 data
    transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a
    trademark approved by many corporations.
    IEEE 1394 is an international standard
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    i.LINK baud rate
    i.LINK’s maximum baud rate varies according to
    the equipment. Three maximum baud rates are
    defined:
    S100 (approx. 100 Mbps*)
    S200 (approx. 200 Mbps)
    S400 (approx. 400 Mbps)
    The baud rate is listed under “Specifications” in
    the instruction manual of each equipment. It is
    also indicated near the i.LINK jack on some
    equipment.
    The maximum baud rate of equipment on which it
    is not indicated such as this unit is “S100.”
    When units are connected to equipment having a
    different maximum baud rate, the baud rate
    sometimes differs from the indicated baud rate.
    * What is Mbps?
    Mbps stands for megabits per second, or the amount of
    data that can be sent or received in one second. For
    example, a baud rate of 100 Mbps means that 100
    megabits of data can be sent in one second.

    i.LINK functions on this recorder
    Additional Information

    For details on how to dub when this recorder is
    connected to other video equipment having DV
    jacks, see page 70.
    The DV jack on this recorder can only input DVCSD signals. It cannot output signals. The DV jack
    will not accept MICRO MV signals from
    equipment such as a MICRO MV digital video
    camera with an i.LINK jack.
    For further precautions, see the notes on page 70.
    For details on precautions when connecting this
    recorder, also see the instruction manuals for the
    equipment to be connected.

    Required i.LINK cable
    Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during
    DV dubbing).
    i.LINK and

    are trademarks.

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    Guide to Parts and Controls
    For more information, see the pages in parentheses.

    Front panel
    Buttons on the recorder have the same function as the buttons on the remote if they have the same or
    similar names.

    RDR-GX700

    RDR-GX300

    A @/1 (on/standby) button (22)

    I </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)

    B Front panel display (39, 108)

    J SYSTEM MENU button (32)

    C Disc tray (42)
    D TIMER REC indicator (42)
    SYNCHRO REC indicator (50)

    K O RETURN button (33)

    E

    M PROGRAM +/– buttons (47)

    (remote sensor) (19)

    F A (open/close) button (42)

    L ./> (previous/next) buttons (54)

    G H (play) button (52)

    N INPUT SELECT button
    (51, 70)

    X (pause) button (54)

    O REC MODE button (41)

    x (stop) button (52)

    P LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO L/
    R) jacks (27)

    H z REC button (47)
    X REC PAUSE button (47)
    x REC STOP button (47)

    106

    TOOLS button (33)

    qj

    DV IN jack
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    Remote
    Buttons on the remote have the same function as
    the buttons on the recorder if they have the same
    or similar names. Buttons with an orange dot next
    to them can be used with your TV when the TV/
    DVD switch is set to TV.

    A TV/DVD switch (20)
    B Z (open/close) button (42, 54)
    C Number buttons (44, 59)*
    SET button (44)
    The number 5 button has a tactile dot.

    D CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (44)
    E

    (audio) button (54)
    (subtitle) button (54)
    (angle) button (54)

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    F [TIMER] button (42, 44)
    G SYSTEM MENU button (32)
    TITLE LIST button (33, 52, 63)
    TOOLS button (33)

    0

    H CURSOR MODE button (33)
    I O RETURN button (33)
    J TOP MENU button (52)
    K . (previous)/> (next)
    buttons (54)
    Additional Information

    L z REC button (47)
    X REC PAUSE button (47)
    x REC STOP button (47)

    M REC MODE button (41)
    N SYNCHRO REC button (50)
    O PROGRESSIVE button (16)
    P ONE TOUCH DUBBING button (73)
    (RDR-GX700 only)
    Q [/1 (on/standby) button (22)
    R PROG (programme) +/– buttons* (47)
    The + button has a tactile dot.

    S

    2 (volume) +/– buttons (20)

    T t (TV/video), TV/DVD button (20)
    U DISPLAY button (38)
    TIME/TEXT button (38)

    V

    (wide mode) button (20)

    W </M/m/,/ENTER button (22)
    X ZOOM +/– buttons (33)
    Y

    (instant replay)/
    buttons (54)

    (instant advance)

    Z MENU button (52)
    ,continued

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    wj m

    /

    M (search) buttons (54)

    e; INPUT SELECT button (51, 70)
    ea SUR (surround) button (54)

    wk H (play) button* (52)
    The button has a tactile dot.
    X (pause) button (54)
    x (stop) button (52)

    es COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
    (21)

    wl CHAPTER MARK/ERASE buttons (66)

    * Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
    recorder.

    Front panel display

    DVD RW
    V CD VR

    PLAYLIST

    STEREO NICAM
    BILINGUAL
    TV

    PROGRESSIVE
    SMARTLINK

    A PROGRESSIVE indicator (16)

    I TV indicator (47)

    B Playing/recording status

    J Displays the following (39):

    C Disc type*/recording format
    D

    (angle) indicator (54)

    E PLAYLIST indicator (34)
    F Audio signal indicators (38)
    G STEREO/BILINGUAL indicators (41)
    H NICAM indicator (41)








    Playing time/remaining time
    Current title/chapter/track/index number
    Recording time/recording mode
    Clock
    Programme position
    TV Direct Rec indication (47): “TV”
    appears in the right most two digits.

    K SMARTLINK indicator (15)

    * Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”
    z Hint
    You can turn off the front panel display when the recorder is turned off by setting “Dimmer” to “Power Save” in Options
    Setup (page 95).

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    Rear panel

    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    LINE 3 / DECODER

    IN

    LINE 4 IN

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    DIGITAL OUT

    S VIDEO

    COAXIAL
    PCM/DTS/MPEG/
    DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL
    OUT

    A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (13)
    B LINE 1 – TV jack (14)
    C LINE 3/DECODER jack (26)
    D COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
    PR/CR) jacks (14)
    E AC IN terminal (19)
    F LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (14)

    Y

    LINE 2 OUT

    R AUDIO L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    PB / CB

    PR / CR

    ~ AC IN

    G LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R/VIDEO) jacks
    (14, 17)
    H DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/OPTICAL)
    jacks (17)
    I LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO) jack (27)
    J LINE 4 IN (AUDIO L/R/VIDEO) jacks
    (27)

    Additional Information

    109



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    Glossary
    Chapter (page 59)
    Sections of a picture or a music feature that are
    smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
    chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may
    be recorded.

    A DVD+RW (read “plus RW”) is a recordable and
    rewritable disc. DVD+RWs use a recording
    format that is comparable to the DVD VIDEO
    format.

    DVD-RW (page 8)

    Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
    These signals are included in some software or TV
    programmes and restrict recording on this
    recorder.

    A DVD-RW is a recordable and rewritable disc
    that is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. The DVDRW has two different modes: VR mode and Video
    mode. DVDs created in Video mode have the
    same format as a DVD VIDEO, while discs
    created in VR (Video Recording) mode allow the
    contents to be programmed or edited.

    Dolby Digital (page 90)

    DVD+R (page 8)

    Digital audio compression technology developed
    by Dolby Laboratories. This technology conforms
    to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
    is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
    in this format. Dolby Digital provides the same
    discrete channels of high quality digital audio
    found in “Dolby Digital” theater surround sound
    systems.
    Good channel separation is realized because all of
    the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
    deterioration occurs because all channel data
    processing is digital.

    A DVD+R (read “plus R”) is a recordable disc that
    is the same size as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can
    be recorded only once to a DVD+R, and will have
    the same format as a DVD VIDEO.

    Copy protection signals (page 42)

    DTS (page 90)
    Digital audio compression technology by Digital
    Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms
    to multi-channel surround sound. The rear channel
    is stereo and there is a discrete subwoofer channel
    in this format. DTS provides the same discrete
    channels of high quality digital audio.
    Good channel separation is realized because all of
    the channel data is recorded discretely, and little
    deterioration occurs because all channel data
    processing is digital.

    110

    DVD+RW (page 8)

    DVD-R (page 8)
    A DVD-R is a recordable disc that is the same size
    as a DVD VIDEO. Contents can be recorded only
    once to a DVD-R, and will have the same format
    as a DVD VIDEO.

    DVD VIDEO (page 8)
    A disc that contains up to eight hours of moving
    pictures on a disc the same diameter as a CD.
    The data capacity of a single-layer and singlesided DVD is 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), which is 7
    times that of a CD. The data capacity of a doublelayer and single-sided DVD is 8.5 GB, a singlelayer and double-sided DVD is 9.4 GB, and
    double-layer and double-sided DVD is 17 GB.
    The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, which
    is a worldwide standard of digital compression
    technology. The picture data is compressed to
    about 1/40 (average) of its original size. The DVD
    also uses a variable rate coding technology that
    changes the data to be allocated according to the
    status of the picture. Audio information is
    recorded in a multi-channel format, such as Dolby
    Digital, allowing you to enjoy a more real audio
    presence.
    Furthermore, various advanced functions such as
    the multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental
    Control functions are provided on the DVD.



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    Interlace format (page 16)
    Interlace format shows every other line of an
    image as a single “field” and is the standard
    method for displaying images on television. The
    even number field shows the even numbered lines
    of an image, and the odd numbered field shows the
    odd numbered lines of an image.

    MPEG Audio (page 91)
    International standard coding system used to
    compress audio digital signals authorized by ISO/
    IEC. MPEG 2, used on DVDs, conforms to up to
    7.1-channel surround.

    Original (page 62)
    Titles actually recorded on a DVD-RW (VR
    mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.

    Playlist (page 62)
    Playback information created from the actual
    recordings on a DVD-RW (VR mode). A Playlist
    leaves the original titles as they are, and contains
    only the information needed to control playback.
    A Playlist title takes up very little disc space.

    Compared to the Interlace format that alternately
    shows every other line of an image (field) to create
    one frame, the Progressive format shows the entire
    image at once as a single frame. This means that
    while the Interlace format can show 25-30 frames/
    50-60 fields in one second, the Progressive format
    can show 50/60 frames in one second. The overall
    picture quality increases and still images, text, and
    horizontal lines appear sharper.

    Additional Information

    Progressive format (page 16)

    Title (page 59)
    The longest section of a picture or music feature
    on a DVD, movie, etc., in video software, or the
    entire album in audio software.

    Track (page 59)
    Sections of a music feature on a CD (the length of
    a song).

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    Language Code List
    For details, see page 87.
    The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
    Code Language

    Code Language

    Code Language

    Code Language

    1027
    1028
    1032
    1039
    1044
    1045
    1051
    1052
    1053
    1057
    1059
    1060
    1061
    1066

    1183
    1186
    1194
    1196
    1203
    1209
    1217
    1226
    1229
    1233
    1235
    1239
    1245
    1248
    1253
    1254
    1257
    1261
    1269
    1283
    1287
    1297
    1298
    1299
    1300
    1301
    1305
    1307
    1311
    1313
    1326
    1327
    1332
    1334

    1347
    1349
    1350
    1352
    1353
    1356
    1357
    1358
    1363
    1365
    1369
    1376
    1379
    1393
    1403
    1408
    1417
    1428
    1435

    1507
    1508
    1509
    1511
    1512
    1513
    1514
    1515
    1516
    1517
    1521
    1525
    1527
    1528
    1529
    1531
    1532
    1534
    1535
    1538
    1539
    1540
    1543
    1557
    1564
    1572
    1581
    1587
    1613
    1632
    1665
    1684
    1697

    1067
    1070
    1079
    1093
    1097
    1103
    1105
    1109
    1130
    1142
    1144
    1145
    1149
    1150
    1151
    1157
    1165
    1166
    1171
    1174
    1181

    112

    Afar
    Abkhazian
    Afrikaans
    Amharic
    Arabic
    Assamese
    Aymara
    Azerbaijani
    Bashkir
    Byelorussian
    Bulgarian
    Bihari
    Bislama
    Bengali;
    Bangla
    Tibetan
    Breton
    Catalan
    Corsican
    Czech
    Welsh
    Danish
    German
    Bhutani
    Greek
    English
    Esperanto
    Spanish
    Estonian
    Basque
    Persian
    Finnish
    Fiji
    Faroese
    French
    Frisian

    Irish
    Scots Gaelic
    Galician
    Guarani
    Gujarati
    Hausa
    Hindi
    Croatian
    Hungarian
    Armenian
    Interlingua
    Interlingue
    Inupiak
    Indonesian
    Icelandic
    Italian
    Hebrew
    Japanese
    Yiddish
    Javanese
    Georgian
    Kazakh
    Greenlandic
    Cambodian
    Kannada
    Korean
    Kashmiri
    Kurdish
    Kirghiz
    Latin
    Lingala
    Laothian
    Lithuanian
    Latvian;
    Lettish
    1345 Malagasy

    1436
    1463
    1481
    1482
    1483
    1489
    1491
    1495
    1498
    1501
    1502
    1503
    1505
    1506

    Maori
    Macedonian
    Malayalam
    Mongolian
    Moldavian
    Marathi
    Malay
    Maltese
    Burmese
    Nauru
    Nepali
    Dutch
    Norwegian
    Occitan
    (Afan)Oromo
    Oriya
    Punjabi
    Polish
    Pashto;
    Pushto
    Portuguese
    Quechua
    RhaetoRomance
    Kirundi
    Romanian
    Russian
    Kinyarwanda
    Sanskrit
    Sindhi
    Sangho
    SerboCroatian
    Singhalese
    Slovak
    Slovenian

    Samoan
    Shona
    Somali
    Albanian
    Serbian
    Siswati
    Sesotho
    Sundanese
    Swedish
    Swahili
    Tamil
    Telugu
    Tajik
    Thai
    Tigrinya
    Turkmen
    Tagalog
    Setswana
    Tonga
    Turkish
    Tsonga
    Tatar
    Twi
    Ukrainian
    Urdu
    Uzbek
    Vietnamese
    Volapük
    Wolof
    Xhosa
    Yoruba
    Chinese
    Zulu

    1703 Not specified



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    Index
    Words in quotations appear in
    the on-screen displays.

    Numerics
    16:9 24, 87
    4:3 Letter Box 24, 87
    4:3 Pan Scan 24, 87

    A
    “A-B Erase” 64
    “Add to Edit List” 94
    Adjusting
    playback picture 56
    playback sound 57
    recording picture 48
    Advanced Program Edit 76
    Aerial 13
    “AFT” 84
    Album 38, 60
    Album number 38
    “Album Search” 59
    Angle 54
    Area code 94
    “Audio” 87
    Audio 54, 89
    “Audio ATT” 89
    “Audio Connection” 24
    Audio cord 17
    “Audio DRC” 90
    “Audio Filter” 57
    “Audio Settings” 57
    “Auto Adjust” 86
    “Auto Chapter” 91
    Auto Clock Set 86
    “Auto Display” 95
    “Auto Dub Mode” 79
    Auto Tuner Preset 23

    B
    Batteries 19
    “Bilingual” 50
    Bilingual recording 41
    “BNR” 56
    “Brightness” 49, 57

    C
    “C NR” 56
    Canal Plus 29
    “Capture” 67
    “Capture All” 67
    “CATV” 84
    CD 10
    “Change IN” 67, 75, 80
    “Change OUT” 67, 75, 80
    “Channel List” 85
    “Channel Setting” 83
    Chapter 38, 49, 66, 110
    CHAPTER ERASE 66
    CHAPTER MARK 66
    Chapter number 38
    “Chapter Search” 59
    “Chasing Playback” 58
    Chasing Playback 58
    “Check Overlap” 46
    “Check Scenes” 67
    Checking/changing/
    cancelling timer settings
    (Timer List) 45
    Child Lock 53
    Cleaning discs 102
    Clock 23, 86
    “Colour” 49, 56
    “Colour System” 94
    Colour systems 104
    “Combine” 69
    “Command Mode” 22, 95
    “Component Out” 88
    Component video input 15
    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
    14
    Connecting
    the aerial cable 13
    the audio cords 17
    the video cords 14
    “Contrast” 49, 56
    Controlling TVs with the
    remote 20
    Copy control signals 42
    Copy Dubbing 78
    Copy protection 110
    Copy-Free 42
    Copy-Never 42
    Copy-Once 42
    CPRM 8

    “Create Playlist” 66
    Creating chapters 66
    Cursor mode 34

    D
    DATA CD 10
    “Decoder” 30
    “Digital Out” 90
    Digital video camera 70
    “Dimmer” 95
    “Disc Info” 35
    Disc Map 65
    “Disc Name” 36
    Disc settings 35, 95
    Disc space 36
    Disc types 8
    Display
    front panel display 39,
    108
    On-screen display 32
    Setup Display 82
    “Divide” 68
    Dolby Digital 18, 24, 90, 110
    “Downmix” 90
    DTS 25, 91, 110
    “Dub Mode” 75
    Dubbing 70
    Copy Dubbing 78
    One Touch Dubbing 73,
    94
    Program Edit 74
    “DV Audio Input” 71
    DV Dubbing 70, 80
    “DV EDIT” 74
    “DV Edit List” 72
    DV Edit List
    Re-edit 79
    DV IN 70
    “DVD Bilingual Rec.” 95
    “DVD Menu” 87
    “DVD Rec. Picture Size” 48
    DVD VIDEO 10, 110
    DVD+R 8, 110
    DVD+RW 8, 110
    DVD-R 8, 110
    DVD-RW 8, 110
    DVD-RWs (Video mode) 62
    “DVE” 56
    ,continued

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    E

    M

    Easy Setup 22, 96
    “Edit” 80
    Editing 62, 66
    DV Edit 70
    Enter characters 40
    “Erase” 46, 63, 67, 75, 80
    “Erase All” 36
    “Erase Titles” 64
    “Extend Rec” 44

    Mains lead 19
    “Make a Playlist” 80
    Manual Clock Set 86
    MENU 52
    Menu
    DVD’s Menu 52
    Top menu 52
    “Mix” 71
    “Modify” 46
    “Move” 67, 68, 75
    MP3 audio tracks 60
    MPEG 91, 111

    F
    “Factory Setup” 95
    “Features” 91
    “Finalize” 37
    “Finalize Disc” 94
    Finalizing 37
    “Format” 36
    “Format DVD” 95
    Formatting 36
    Freeze frame 55
    Front panel 106
    Front panel display 39, 108

    G
    GB 36

    H
    Handling discs 102
    “Hue” 56

    I
    i.LINK 104
    INPUT SELECT 51, 71
    Interlace 111
    Interlace format 111

    L
    Labelling 36
    Language 87
    LINE 2 IN 27
    LINE 3/DECODER 26
    LINE 4 IN 27
    “Line Audio Input” 50, 51
    “Line1 Output” 24, 89
    “Line3 Input” 89
    “Line3 Output” 89
    “Line4 Input” 89

    114

    N
    NICAM 41, 84
    “Normal” 84
    Number buttons 40, 44

    O
    One Touch Dubbing 73, 94
    One Touch Menu 53
    One Touch Play 53
    One Touch Timer 44
    On-screen display
    “OSD” language 23, 87
    Setup Display 82
    Sub-menu 32
    System Menu 32
    TOOLS menu 33
    “Options” 95
    Original 34, 62, 111

    P
    Page mode 34
    Parental Control 53, 93
    Parts and controls 106
    “Pause Mode” 88
    PAY-TV 29
    “PAY-TV/CANAL+” 85
    “PB Video Equalizer” 56
    PBC 52
    PDC 43
    Picture quality 48, 56
    Picture size 48
    “Play Beginning” 52
    Play mode 38
    Playable discs 10

    Playback 10, 38, 52, 55
    fast forward 55
    fast reverse 55
    Freeze Frame 55
    instant advance 55
    instant replay 55
    Resume Play 52
    Slow-motion play 55
    Playing status bar 38
    Playlist 34, 62, 66, 111
    “Present Time” 86
    “Preset Download” 23
    “Preview” 67, 75, 80
    Program Edit 74
    “programs” 72
    Progressive 16, 55, 111
    “Progressive Mode” 88
    “Protect” 64
    “Protect Disc” 36
    Protection
    disc 36
    title 63

    Q
    Quick guide to disc types 8
    Quick Timer 48

    R
    Rear panel 109
    REC 47
    “Rec Mode” 48
    Rec Mode Adjust 43
    “Rec NR” 49
    REC PAUSE 47
    “Rec Settings” 48
    REC STOP 47, 73
    “Rec Video Equalizer” 49
    Recordable discs 8
    Recording 41, 44, 50, 91
    picture adjustment 48
    recording format 8
    Recording mode 41, 49
    Recording time 49
    while watching another
    programme 47
    Recording time 41
    RECOVERY 101
    Region code 11
    Remaining time 38



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    Remote 19, 107
    Resetting the recorder 96
    Resume Play 52
    “RGB” 24, 89

    S
    S VIDEO 15
    “S Video” 24, 89
    “Scart Setting” 88
    Scene List 67, 72
    Screen Saver 88
    “Search” 59
    Searching
    fast reverse/fast forward
    55
    locating the beginning of
    the title/chapter/
    track 55
    Search mode 59
    SET 20, 40
    “Set Thumbnail” 64
    “Settings” 83
    Setup Display 82
    Simultaneous Rec and Play 58
    SMARTLINK 15
    Sort 34
    Sound quality 57
    “Station Name” 85
    “Stereo” 51
    “Stereo1” 71
    “Stereo2” 71
    Sub-menu 32
    Subtitle 54, 87
    Super VIDEO CD 10
    Surround 55
    Synchro Rec 50
    “System” 84
    System Menu 32, 82

    T
    Teletext 47, 92
    Thumbnail picture 34
    “Time Search” 59
    TIME/TEXT 39
    TIMER 43
    Timer List 45

    Timer recording
    check/change/cancel 45
    manual setting 42
    Rec Mode Adjust 43
    Synchro Rec 50
    VIDEO Plus+ 44
    Title 38, 111
    TITLE LIST 52
    Title List 33, 52
    Sort 34
    Thumbnail 34
    Zoom 33
    “Title Name” 64
    Title number 38
    “Title Search” 59
    TOOLS menu 33
    TOP MENU 52
    Track 111
    “Track Search” 59
    Troubleshooting 97
    “Tuner System” 23
    TV Direct Rec 47, 91
    “TV Guide Page” 92
    TV system 84
    “TV Type” 24, 87
    TV/DVD 47
    TV/DVD switch 20
    TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
    55

    Z
    Zoom 33
    ZWEITON 41

    U
    “Unfinalize” 37
    Usable discs 8, 10

    V
    “Video” 24, 87, 89
    VIDEO CD 10
    Video cord 14
    Video input 15
    Video mode 8
    VIDEO Plus+ 44
    “Video Settings” 56
    VPS 43
    VR mode 8, 62

    Y
    “Y NR” 56

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