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© 2005 Sony Corporation
DVD Recorder
Operating Instructions
RDR-HXD710
RDR-HXD910
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    2-636-511-11(3)

    DVD Recorder
    Operating Instructions

    RDR-HXD710
    RDR-HXD910

    © 2005 Sony Corporation



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    CAUTION

    Important
    Information
    Should you experience a problem with
    this recorder, please refer to the trouble
    shooting section on page 104.
    If you are unable to rectify the problem,
    contact the Sony Customer Information
    Centre on

    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.

    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.

    08705 111 999
    (Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm)

    Please ensure you have the
    following information available
    before calling the helpline:

    Date of purchase:
    Serial number:

    This appliance is classified as a
    CLASS 1 LASER product. The
    CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
    MARKING is located on the laser
    protective housing inisde the
    enclosure.

    Model number:
    Post code:
    Detailed fault
    description:
    Signal strength
    and signal
    quality:

    Notes:
    • You can check the signal strength
    and signal quality using the menu
    system of this recorder.
    Page 90 explains how to display the
    main menu on screen, and page 93
    explains how to obtain the signal
    strength display.
    The serial number and the model
    number are located on the rear of the
    recorder.
    • This recorder is only designed for use
    in the United Kingdom.
    Compliance with digital terrestrial
    TV broadcast standards in other
    countries is not guaranteed.

    2

    Disposal of Old Electrical &
    Electronic Equipment
    (Applicable in the European
    Union and other European
    countries with separate
    collection systems)
    This symbol on the product or on its
    packaging indicates that this product
    shall not be treated as household waste.
    Instead it shall be handed over to the
    applicable collection point for the
    recycling of electrical and electronic
    equipment. By ensuring this product is
    disposed of correctly, you will help
    prevent potential negative
    consequences for the environment and
    human health, which could otherwise
    be caused by inappropriate waste
    handling of this product. The recycling
    of materials will help to conserve
    natural resources. For more detailed
    information about recycling of this
    product, please contact your local
    Civic Office, your household waste
    disposal service or the shop where you
    purchased the product.

    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.

    Precautions
    • 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.



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    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.

    About the hard disk drive
    The hard disk has a high storage
    density, which enables long recording
    durations and quick access to the
    written data. However, it can easily be
    damaged by shock, vibration or dust,
    and should be kept away from magnets.
    To avoid losing important data,
    observe the following precautions.
    • Do not apply a strong shock to the
    recorder.
    • Do not place the recorder in a
    location subject to mechanical
    vibrations or in an unstable location.
    • Do not place the recorder on top of a
    hot surface, such as a VCR or
    amplifier (receiver).
    • Do not use the recorder in a place
    subject to extreme changes in
    temperature (temperature gradient
    less than 10 °C/hour).
    • Do not move the recorder with its
    mains lead connected.
    • Do not disconnect the mains lead
    while the power is on.
    • When disconnecting the mains lead,
    turn off the power and make sure that
    the hard disk drive is not operating
    (the clock is displayed in the front
    panel display and all recording or
    dubbing has stopped).
    • Do not move the recorder for one
    minute after you have unplugged the
    mains lead.
    • Do not attempt to replace or upgrade
    the hard disk by yourself, as this may
    result in malfunction.
    If the hard disk drive should
    malfunction, you cannot recover lost
    data. The hard disk drive is only a
    temporary storage space.

    Sony.
    • If the hard disk needs to be formatted
    or replaced, it will be done at the
    discretion of Sony. All contents of
    the hard disk drive will be erased,
    including contents that violate
    copyright laws.

    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.
    • Before disconnecting the AC power
    cord (mains lead), check that the
    recorder’s hard disk is not operating
    (recording or dubbing) on the front
    panel display.

    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.

    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.

    On placement
    • 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.

    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.

    About repairing the hard
    disk drive

    Copyrights

    • The contents of the hard disk drive
    may be checked in case of repair or
    inspection during a malfunction or
    modification. However, the contents
    will not be backed up or saved by

    • 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

    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.
    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-HXD710
    and RDR-HXD910. Check your
    model name by looking at the
    front panel of the recorder.
    • In this manual, the internal hard disk
    drive is written as “HDD,” and
    “disc” is used as a general reference
    for the HDD, DVDs, or CDs unless
    otherwise specified by the text or
    illustrations.
    • Instructions in this manual describe
    the controls on the remote. You can
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    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.
    • RDR-HXD710/HXD910 are used
    for illustration purposes.
    • The explanations regarding DVDs in
    this manual refer to DVDs created on
    this recorder. The explanations do
    not apply to DVDs that are created
    on other recorders and played back
    on this recorder.

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    Table of Contents
    Important Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
    Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    Quick Guide to Disc Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    Recordable and playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    Playable discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    Hookups and Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    Hooking Up the Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    Step 1: Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
    About the SMARTLINK features (for SCART connections only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    Using the PROGRESSIVE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
    Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    Step 6: Preparing the Remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    Controlling TVs with the remote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    Controlling the volume of your AV amplifier (receiver) with the remote. . . . . . . . . 23
    If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder. . . . . . . . . 24
    Step 7: Easy Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
    Connecting a VCR or Similar Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
    Connecting to the LINE 3 jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
    Connecting to the LINE 2 IN or LINE 4 IN jacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
    Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder
    1. Inserting and Formatting a DVD Disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
    Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
    Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
    2. Recording a Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
    Checking the disc status while recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    4. Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
    Checking the playing/remaining time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
    5. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
    6. Labelling and Protecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    Labelling a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    Protecting a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    7. Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
    Unfinalising a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

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    Guide to Digital Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    Viewing a list of available channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    Viewing programmes related to a specific category. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    Programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    Displaying the programme information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    Viewing a digital text service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    Selecting digital text from other channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Setting a favourite list. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Moving to a different favourite list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
    Watching or listening to a favourite channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

    Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
    Before Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
    Recording mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
    Unrecordable pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
    Timer Recording (Standard/EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
    Setting the timer manually (Standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
    Recording TV programmes using the EPG application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
    Using the Quick Timer function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
    Adjusting the recording picture quality and size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
    Creating chapters in a title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
    Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (EPG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
    Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
    Automatically erasing old titles (Auto Title Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
    Recording From Connected Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
    Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec) . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
    Recording from connected equipment without a timer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

    Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
    Playing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
    Playback options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
    Adjusting the picture quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
    Adjusting the sound quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
    Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
    Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording
    (Chasing Playback) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
    Playing a previous recording while making another (Simultaneous Rec and Play)66
    Searching for a Title/Chapter/Track, etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
    Searching by Thumbnail (Visual Search). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
    Searching by title number or time code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
    Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
    Selecting an MP3 album or track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
    Selecting a JPEG album or image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
    About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
    MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files that the recorder can play. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
    About playback order of albums, tracks, and files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

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    Erasing and Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
    Before Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
    Edit options for the HDD and DVD-RWs (VR mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
    Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs (Video mode)/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs. . . . . . . . 73
    Erasing and Editing a Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
    Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
    Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
    Erasing multiple titles (Erase Titles) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
    Dividing a title (Divide). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
    Erasing all titles on the disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
    Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
    Creating chapters manually. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
    Creating and Editing a Playlist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
    Moving a Playlist title (Change Order). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
    Combining multiple Playlist titles (Combine) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
    Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

    Dubbing (HDD y DVD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
    Before Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
    About “Dub Mode” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
    Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
    Dubbing a single title (Title Dub) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
    Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

    DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
    Before DV Dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
    Preparing for DV dubbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
    Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (One Touch Dubbing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
    Program Edit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

    Settings and Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Clock and Language Settings (Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
    Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Favourites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Parental Lock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
    Technical Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
    Video Settings (Video) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
    Audio Settings (Audio) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
    Recording and Parental Control Settings (Features) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
    Parental Control (Password) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
    Disc and Remote Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
    Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

    ,continued

    7



  • Page 8

    Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
    Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
    Self-diagnosis Function (When letters/numbers appear in the display) . . . . . . . . . . 109
    Notes About This Recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
    Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
    About i.LINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
    Guide to Parts and Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
    Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
    Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
    Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
    Digital TV Channel List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
    Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

    8



  • Page 9

    Ways to Use Your DVD Recorder
    Recording/Playback

    Compatible media and reference pages

    Quick access to recorded titles
    – Title List

    ,

    Play the beginning of a title
    while it is being recorded
    – Chasing Playback

    ,

    Watching one title while
    recording another
    – Simultaneous Rec and Play

    ,

    Dubbing/Editing

    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    “3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
    page 32
    HDD

    -RWVR

    “Playing from the beginning of the programme you are
    recording (Chasing Playback)” on page 65
    HDD
    VCD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    DATA DVD DATA CD

    +R

    -R

    “Playing a previous recording while making another
    (Simultaneous Rec and Play)” on page 66

    Compatible media and reference pages

    Creating your own programme
    – Playlist

    ,

    Copying a recorded title to and
    from the HDD
    – Dubbing (HDD y DVD)

    ,

    Automatic dubbing of DV tapes
    – DV Dubbing

    ,

    HDD

    -RWVR

    “Creating and Editing a Playlist” on page 77

    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    “Dubbing (HDD y DVD)” on page 79

    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    “DV Dubbing” on page 84

    A list of recordable and playable discs is on page 10.

    9



  • Page 10

    Quick Guide to Disc Types
    Recordable and playable discs

    Icon used in
    this manual

    Formatting
    (new discs)

    Compatibility with other DVD
    players (finalising)

    Hard disk drive
    (internal)

    HDD

    (Formatting
    unnecessary)

    Dub HDD contents to a DVD to
    play on other DVD players

    DVD+RW

    +RW

    Automatically
    formatted in +VR
    mode

    Playable on DVD+RW
    compatible players
    (automatically finalised)

    -RWVR

    Format in VR mode
    (page 29)

    Playable only on VR mode
    compatible players (finalisation
    unnecessary)

    -RWVideo

    Format in Video mode
    (page 29)

    Playable on most DVD players
    (finalisation necessary)
    (page 39)

    +R

    Automatically
    formatted

    Playable on most DVD players
    (finalisation necessary)
    (page 39)

    -R

    Automatically
    formatted

    Playable on most DVD players
    (finalisation necessary)
    (page 39)

    Type

    Disc Logo

    VR
    mode
    DVDRW

    *2

    Video
    mode

    DVD+R

    DVD+R DL

    DVD-R

    Usable disc versions (as of March 2005)
    • 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs
    • 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2
    with CPRM*1)
    • 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs
    • 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0, Ver.2.1)
    • 2.4x-speed DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs

    10

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

    CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is
    a coding technology that protects copyrights for
    images.
    *2 This logo applies to 4x and 6x speed DVD-RW discs.



  • Page 11

    Recording Features

    Rewrite
    (page 48)

    Auto
    Chapter
    (page 99)

    Editing Features
    Manual
    Chapter
    (page 76)

    Record
    16:9 sizes
    (page 53)

    Change
    title name
    (page 73)

    Delete
    title
    (page 75)

    A-B Erase
    (page 74)

    Playlist
    (page 77)

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    Yes*3

    Yes

    Yes

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

    No

    No

    Yes

    Yes*4

    No

    No

    No

    Yes

    No

    Yes*3

    Yes

    Yes*4

    No

    No

    Discs that cannot be recorded on
    • 8 cm discs
    • DVD-Rs in VR mode (Video Recording format)

    *3
    *4

    Only if the recording mode is LSP, SP, HSP, or HQ.
    Erasing titles does not free up disc space.

    ,continued

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  • Page 12

    Playable discs

    Type

    Disc Logo

    Icon used
    in this
    manual

    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

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

    CD

    DATA DVD



    DATA DVD

    DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs/
    DVD-ROMs containing JPEG image files

    DATA CD



    DATA CD

    CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs containing MP3
    audio tracks or JPEG image files

    8 cm DVD+RW/
    DVD-RW/DVD-R





    “DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks.

    Discs that cannot be played
    • PHOTO CDs
    • CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are not
    recorded in music CD or Video CD format, or do
    not contain MP3 or JPEG files
    • Data part of CD-Extras
    • DVD-ROMs that do not contain JPEG files or
    are not in DVD Video format
    • DVD Audio discs
    • DVD-RAMs
    • HD layer on Super Audio CDs
    • DVD VIDEOs with a different region code
    (page 13)
    • DVD-Rs recorded in VR mode (Video
    Recording format)

    12

    Characteristics

    8 cm DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD-R
    recorded with a DVD video camera.
    (Still images recorded with a DVD video
    camera cannot be played.)



  • Page 13

    Maximum recordable number of titles
    Disc

    Number of titles*

    HDD

    300

    DVD-RW/DVD-R

    99

    DVD+RW/DVD+R

    49

    DVD+R DL

    49

    * The maximum length for each title is eight hours.

    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
    RDR–XXXX

    00V 00Hz
    00W

    NO.

    0-000-000-00

    Region code

    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.

    Note on DualDiscs
    A DualDisc is a two sided disc product which
    mates DVD recorded material on one side with
    digital audio material on the other side.
    However, since the audio material side does not
    conform to the Compact Disc (CD) standard,
    playback on this product is not guaranteed.

    b 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 finalised. 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 29). Note that the disc’s contents will be
    erased after reformatting.
    • You cannot shorten the time required for recording
    even with high-speed discs.
    • It is recommended that you use discs with “For Video”
    printed on their packaging.
    • You cannot add new recordings to DVD+Rs, DVD-Rs,
    or DVD-RWs (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.
    • You cannot edit recordings on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs
    (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs that are made on
    other DVD equipment.
    • If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this
    recorder, the data may be erased.
    • You may not be able to record on some recordable
    discs, depending on the disc.

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  • Page 14

    Hookups and Settings

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

    b 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 (phono plug × 3 y phono plug × 3) (1)
    • Mains lead (1)
    • Aerial cable (1)
    • Remote commander (remote) (1)
    • R6 (size AA) batteries (2)

    14



  • Page 15

    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” on page 21.

    AERIAL

    HDMI OUT
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    Y

    IN

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    Hookups and Settings

    DVD recorder

    to AERIAL IN

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    OPTICAL

    S VIDEO

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ 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.

    15



  • Page 16

    Step 3: Connecting the Video Cords/HDMI Cords
    Select one of the following patterns A through E, according to the input jack on your TV monitor,
    projector, or AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to view pictures.

    A Connecting to a SCART input jack
    When you set “Line1 Output” to “S Video” or “RGB” in “Easy Setup” (page 25), use a SCART cord that
    conforms to the selected signal.

    B Connecting to a video input jack
    You will enjoy standard quality images.

    C Connecting to an S VIDEO input jack
    You will enjoy high quality images.

    D Connecting to component video input jacks (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR)
    You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high quality images.
    If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format signals, you must use this connection and set
    “Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On” (page 95). Then press PROGRESSIVE on the remote to send
    progressive video signals. For details, see “Using the PROGRESSIVE button” on page 19.

    E Connecting to an HDMI input jack (RDR-HXD910 only*)
    Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the
    HDMI OUT jack.

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  • Page 17

    B

    INPUT

    C

    INPUT

    S-video cord
    (not supplied)

    Audio/video cord
    (supplied)

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    L

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    (yellow)
    R

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)
    to HDMI OUT
    (RDR-HXD910
    only)

    to LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO)

    to LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO)
    AERIAL

    HDMI OUT
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    DVD recorder

    Y

    IN

    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL
    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    VIDEO

    OPTICAL

    S VIDEO

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN

    to i LINE 1 – TV
    (red)

    HDMI cord
    (not supplied)

    (blue)

    (green)

    SCART cord
    (not supplied)

    to COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO IN
    Y

    E

    A

    IN

    Component video
    cord (not supplied)
    TV

    D
    (green)

    PB/CB

    (blue)

    PR/CR

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    Hookups and Settings

    AUDIO

    (red)

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    : Signal flow

    When playing “wide screen” images
    Some recorded images may not fit your TV
    screen. To change the picture size, see page 94.

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

    b Notes
    • Do not connect more than one type of video cord
    between the recorder and your TV at the same time.
    • You cannot use the PROGRESSIVE button with the
    connections B and C.
    • 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 t TV/VIDEO 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 “Easy
    Setup.”
    • You cannot connect the HDMI OUT jack (connection
    E) to DVI jacks that are not HDCP compliant (e.g.,
    DVI jacks on PC displays).
    * This DVD recorder is based on version 1.1 of HighDefinition Multimedia Interface Specifications.
    This DVD recorder incorporates High-Definition
    Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology.
    HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
    Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered
    trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

    ,continued

    17



  • Page 18

    *1

    About the SMARTLINK features
    (for SCART connections only)

    *2
    *3

    If the connected TV (or other connected
    equipment such as a set top box) complies with
    SMARTLINK, NexTView Link*3,
    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 16 (the SMARTLINK indicator lights up
    when you turn on your TV). You can enjoy the
    following SMARTLINK features.
    • TV Direct Rec
    You can easily record what you are watching on
    your TV (page 31).
    • 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 61).
    • 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 61).
    • 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 (page 50).
    • Automatic Power Off
    The recorder will turn off automatically if the
    recorder is not used after you turn off the TV.
    • One Touch EPG
    You can turn on the recorder and TV, set the TV
    to the recorder’s channel, and display the
    Electronic Programme Guide screen with one
    touch of the
    (GUIDE) button on the remote
    (page 41).
    • EPG Title Download
    The recorder will automatically download and
    set the title of the programme being recorded
    from LINE 1 according to the title name
    displayed in the EPG of the connected TV or
    STB.

    18

    *4
    *5

    “MEGALOGIC” is a registered trademark of Grundig
    Corporation.
    “EASYLINK” and “CINEMALINK” are trademarks
    of Philips Corporation.
    “Q-Link” and “NexTView Link” are trademarks 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.

    b 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
    jack.
    • The SMARTLINK features are not available when
    “Power Save” is set to “On” (page 102).
    • Not all TVs respond to the functions above.



  • Page 19

    Using the PROGRESSIVE button
    By using the PROGRESSIVE button, 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 16).

    2

    Set “Component Out” in “Video” setup to
    “On” (page 95).

    3

    Press the PROGRESSIVE button.
    “PROGRESSIVE” appears in the front panel
    display when the recorder outputs progressive
    signals.

    Hookups and Settings

    1

    ◆ 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 2
    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 95).

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    Step 4: Connecting the Audio Cords
    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.

    A Connecting to audio L/R input jacks
    This connection will use your TV’s or stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound. You can
    enjoy the following surround effects (page 64).
    • TV: Dynamic, Wide, Night
    • Stereo amplifier (receiver): Standard, Night

    B Connecting to a digital audio input jack
    If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital, DTS*2, or MPEG audio decoder and a digital input
    jack, use this connection. You can enjoy Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch), and MPEG audio (5.1ch)
    surround effects.
    (red)

    A

    INPUT

    (yellow)
    Audio/video cord
    (supplied)

    VIDEO

    (white)

    (white)

    L
    AUDIO

    (red)

    (yellow)*

    R

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    to HDMI OUT
    (RDR-HXD910
    only)

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    HDMI OUT

    AERIAL

    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL
    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL

    DVD recorder

    Y

    IN

    HDMI OUT

    TV, projector, or AV
    amplifier (receiver)

    to LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L)

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN

    to DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)
    DIGITAL OUT

    COAXIAL

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL

    or

    Coaxial digital cord (not supplied)

    HDMI cord
    Optical digital cord
    (not supplied) (not supplied)
    to coaxial or optical/HDMI digital input
    [Speakers]

    [Speakers]

    Rear (L)

    Rear (R)

    Front (L)
    Centre

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

    : Signal flow
    * The yellow plug is used for video signals (page 16).

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    Subwoofer

    B



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    z Hint
    For correct speaker location, see the operating
    instructions supplied with the connected components.

    *1 Manufactured

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

    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.

    Hookups and Settings

    b Notes
    • Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the
    LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same time. This
    will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s
    speakers.
    • In the connection A, do not connect the LINE IN (RAUDIO-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.
    • In the connection B, after you have completed the
    connection, make the appropriate settings under
    “Audio Connection” in “Easy Setup” (page 25).
    Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come from
    your speakers.
    • With the connection B, the surround sound effects of
    this recorder cannot be used.
    • When you connect the recorder to an AV amplifer
    (receiver) using an HDMI cord (RDR-HXD910 only),
    you will need to do one of the following:
    – Connect the AV amplifier (receiver) to the TV with the
    HDMI cord.
    – Connect the recorder to the TV with a video cord other
    than HDMI cord (component video cord, SVIDEO
    cord, or audio/video cord).

    Step 5: Connecting the
    Mains Lead

    ~ AC IN

    1

    to AC IN

    2
    to mains

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    Step 6: Preparing the
    Remote
    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.

    Controlling TVs with the remote
    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.

    b 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
    t TV/DVD
    1

    Number
    buttons, SET,
    -/--

    b Notes
    • If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD
    recorder or player, change the command mode number
    for this recorder (page 24).
    • 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.

    22

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–
    2 +/–

    0

    1
    2
    3

    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.



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    4

    Release [/1.
    When the TV/DVD switch is set to TV, the
    remote performs the following:
    Buttons

    Operations
    Turns your TV on or off

    2 (volume) +/–

    Adjusts the volume of
    your TV

    PROG +/–

    Selects the programme
    position on your TV

    t TV/DVD

    Switches your TV’s
    input source

    Number buttons
    and SET, -/--*

    Selects the programme
    position on your TV

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

    Code number

    Samsung

    06, 22, 23, 71, 72

    Sanyo

    25

    Sharp

    29

    Telefunken

    12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75

    Thomson

    12, 13, 43, 74, 75

    Toshiba

    38

    LG

    06

    JVC

    33

    Controlling the volume of your AV
    amplifier (receiver) with the
    remote
    TV/DVD
    switch

    To operate the t TV/DVD button
    (for SCART connections only)
    When the TV/DVD switch is set to DVD, the
    t 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.
    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
    t TV/DVD button to switch the TV’s input
    source.

    [/1

    Number buttons

    Manufacturer

    Code number

    Sony

    01 (default)

    Aiwa

    01 (default)

    Grundig

    11

    Hitachi

    23, 24, 72

    Loewe

    06, 45

    Nokia

    15, 16, 69, 73

    Panasonic

    17, 49

    Philips

    06, 07, 08, 23, 45, 72

    Saba

    12, 13, 36, 43, 74, 75

    1

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    2 +/–

    0

    1
    2

    Slide the TV/DVD switch to DVD.

    3

    Release [/1.

    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.

    Hookups and Settings

    [/1

    Manufacturer

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

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    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

    1

    The System Menu appears.

    2

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP

    Code number

    Sony

    Press SYSTEM MENU.

    78, 79, 80, 91

    Settings

    Clock

    DTV Settings

    Language

    Video
    Audio

    Denon

    84, 85, 86

    Kenwood

    92, 93

    Onkyo

    81, 82, 83

    Pioneer

    99

    Sansui

    87

    Technics

    97, 98

    Yamaha

    94, 95, 96

    Features
    Password
    Options
    Easy Setup

    3

    Select “Options,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP

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

    Settings

    Format DVD-RW :

    VR

    DTV Settings

    Dimmer :

    Normal

    Video

    Power Save :

    Off

    Audio

    Auto Display :

    On

    Features

    Command Mode :

    DVD3

    Password

    Factory Setup

    Options
    Easy Setup

    4

    Select “Command Mode,” and press
    ENTER.
    SETUP
    Settings

    Format DVD-RW :

    VR

    DTV Settings

    Dimmer :

    Normal

    Video

    Power Save :

    Audio

    Auto Display :

    Features

    Command Mode :

    DVD1
    DVD3

    Password

    Factory Setup

    DVD2

    Options

    Off
    On

    DVD3

    Easy Setup

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    O RETURN

    M/m,
    ENTER

    5

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

    6

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

    To return to the previous step
    Press O RETURN.

    COMMAND
    MODE
    switch

    24

    Check that the command mode switch on the
    remote is set to the default setting of DVD3
    before you try to change the command mode for
    the recorder. If the command mode for the remote
    is changed to DVD1 or DVD2, you may be
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    ◆ Component Out
    If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO
    OUT jack, select “On.”

    Step 7: Easy Setup

    [/1
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–

    ◆ Audio Connection
    If you connected an AV amplifier (receiver)
    using either a digital optical or coaxial cord,
    select “Yes: DIGITAL OUT” and set the
    digital output signal (page 97).

    0

    O RETURN

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    3

    Hookups and Settings

    ◆ Line1 Output
    To output video signals, select “Video.”
    To output S video signals, select “S Video.”
    To output RGB signals, select “RGB.”
    Select “Video” to enjoy the SMARTLINK
    features.
    • If you set “Component Out” to “On,” you
    cannot select “RGB.”

    Make the basic adjustments by following the onscreen instructions in “Easy Setup.”

    Press ENTER when “Finish” appears.
    “Easy Setup” is finished.

    To return to the previous step

    1

    Turn on the recorder and switch the input
    selector on your TV so that the signal from
    the recorder appears on your TV screen.
    The message about the initial settings appears.
    • If this message does not appear, select “Easy
    Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu
    to run “Easy Setup” function (“Settings and
    Adjustments” on page 89).

    2

    Press O RETURN.
    z Hints
    • If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio
    decoder, set “MPEG” to “MPEG” (page 97).
    • If you want to run “Easy Setup” again, select “Easy
    Setup” from “SETUP” in the System Menu (page 103).

    Press ENTER.
    Follow the on-screen instructions to make the
    following settings.
    ◆ Auto Tune
    The recorder will automatically capture and
    store the available TV and Radio channels.
    ◆ Clock
    The recorder will automatically search for a
    clock signal. If a clock signal cannot be found,
    set the clock manually using </M/m/,, and
    press ENTER.
    ◆ TV Type
    If you have a wide-screen TV, select “16:9.”
    If you have a standard TV, select either “4:3
    Letter Box” (shrink to fit) or “4:3 Pan Scan”
    (stretch to fit). This will determine how
    “wide-screen” images are displayed on your
    TV.

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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.
    Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack) (page 84).
    See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment.
    To record on this recorder, see “Recording from connected equipment without a timer” on page 59.

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

    to i LINE 3

    to i LINE 1 – TV
    AERIAL

    HDMI OUT
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    Y

    IN

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    OPTICAL

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN

    DVD recorder

    b 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 jack.
    • When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the t TV/
    VIDEO 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.
    Hookups and Settings

    VCR, etc.
    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

    HDMI OUT
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    Y

    IN

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    P B/
    CB

    COAXIAL

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    OPTICAL

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN

    to LINE 4 IN
    VCR, etc.
    : Signal flow

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

    b Notes
    • Do not connect the yellow LINE IN (VIDEO) jack when using an S-video cord.
    • Do not connect the output jack of this recorder to another equipment’s input jack with the other equipment’s output
    jack connected to the input jack of this recorder. 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 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

    Satellite tuner, etc.
    SCART cord
    (not supplied)

    to i LINE 1 – TV
    AERIAL

    to i LINE 3

    HDMI OUT
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    Y

    IN

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    OPTICAL

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN

    DVD recorder

    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 jack, and set “Line3 Input” of “Scart
    Setting” to “Video/RGB” in “Video” setup
    (page 95). 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 SynchroRecording function. See “Recording from
    connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec)”
    on page 58.

    28

    Set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting” in “Video”
    setup (page 95) 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 jack. Then set “Line3 Input” of “Scart Setting”
    according to the specifications of the VCR
    SCART jack on your satellite tuner.

    b Notes
    • Synchro-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.



  • Page 29

    Formatting a DVD disc (Disc Info)

    Seven Basic Operations
    — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    +RW

    1. Inserting and Formatting
    a DVD Disc (Disc Info)

    +RW
    VCD

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    -R

    New discs are automatically formatted when
    inserted. If necessary, you can manually re-format
    a DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc to make a blank
    disc. For DVD-RWs, you can select a recording
    format (VR mode or Video mode) according to
    your needs (page 10).

    DVD

    DATA DVD DATA CD

    Z

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    DVD
    1

    2

    3

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    0

    1
    2

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

    1

    Insert a disc.
    See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.

    2

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    Inserting a Disc

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    Press TOOLS.
    The TOOLS menu appears.
    Close
    Disc Info
    Record

    With the recording/playing side facing down

    Play
    Line Audio Input

    3

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

    Options for the disc or picture

    The TOOLS menu 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.

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  • Page 30

    3

    Move the cursor down the TOOLS menu
    until “Disc Info” is selected, and press
    ENTER.
    Example: When a DVD-RW (VR mode) is
    inserted.

    Disc Information
    Close

    DiscName Movie

    Disc Name
    Media

    DVD-RW

    Title no.

    Original 3 / Playlist 2

    Date

    13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005

    HQ : 0H30M
    Remainder LSP : 1H15M
    SLP : 3H00M

    Format

    HSP : 0H45M
    LP : 1H30M
    SEP : 4H00M

    VR

    Protect Disc
    Finalise
    Off

    SP : 1H00M
    EP : 2H00M

    Erase All
    Format

    2. 3 / 4. 7GB

    1 “Disc Name” (DVD only)
    2 “Media”: Disc type
    3 “Format”: Recording format type (DVDRW only)
    4 “On”/“Off”: Indicates whether
    protection is set (DVD-RW in VR mode
    only)
    5 “Title no.”: Total number of titles
    6 “Date”: Dates of when the oldest and the
    most recent titles were recorded (DVD
    only)
    7 “Continuous Rem. Time”/“Remainder”
    (approximate)
    • The remaining recording time in each of the
    recording modes
    • Disc space bar
    • Remaining disc space/total disc space

    8 Disc setting buttons
    “Disc Name” (page 38)
    “Protect Disc” (page 38)
    “Finalise”/“Unfinalise” (page 39)
    “Erase All” (page 76)
    “Format”
    Available settings differ depending on the
    disc type.

    4
    5

    Select “Format,” and press ENTER.
    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    For DVD-RWs, select “VR” or “Video,” and
    press ENTER.
    All contents on the disc are erased.

    30

    z Hints
    • By reformatting, you can change the recording format
    on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs that have
    been finalised.
    • 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 76).

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



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    2. Recording a Programme
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    DVD

    Press z REC.
    Recording starts.
    Recording stops automatically after 8 hours of
    continuous recording or when the HDD or
    DVD is full.

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

    t TV/DVD

    HDD
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–

    0

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

    To watch another TV programme while
    recording

    X REC PAUSE
    z REC

    x REC STOP

    REC MODE

    If your TV is connected to the LINE 1 – TV jack,
    set your TV to the TV input using the t TV/
    DVD button and select the programme you want
    to watch. If your TV is connected to the LINE
    OUT or COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
    the TV to TV input using the t TV/DVD button
    (page 22).

    DISPLAY

    TV Direct Rec

    1

    Press HDD or DVD.
    When you record to a DVD, insert a
    recordable DVD (see “Inserting a Disc” on
    page 29).

    2

    Press PROG +/– to select the programme
    position or input source you want to
    record.

    3

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
    recording mode.
    Each time you press the button, the display on
    the TV screen changes as follows:
    HQ

    HSP

    SP

    LSP

    LP
    SEP
    SLP
    EP
    For more details about the recording mode,
    see page 48.

    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,
    press z REC. The recorder automatically turns on
    and starts recording what you are watching on the
    TV.

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    This section introduces the basic operation to
    record the current TV programme to the hard disk
    (HDD) or to a disc (DVD). For an explanation of
    how to make timer recordings, see page 48.

    4

    z Hint
    If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can
    turn off the TV.

    b Notes
    • If “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 99).
    • 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.
    • To use the TV Direct Rec function, you must first set
    the recorder’s clock correctly.

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

    Press DISPLAY twice during recording.
    The recording information appears.

    3. Playing the Recorded
    Programme (Title List)
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    To play a recorded title, select the title from the
    Title List.

    DVD

    HDD

    A Disc type/format

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    B Recording status

    3

    0

    C Recording mode

    TITLE LIST

    D Recording time
    M/m,
    ENTER

    Press DISPLAY to turn off the display.

    /
    m/M

    1

    TOOLS
    H/X/x

    Press HDD or DVD.
    If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see
    “Inserting a Disc” on page 29).
    Playback starts automatically depending on
    the disc.

    2

    Press TITLE LIST.
    To show the extended Title List, press
    TOOLS to select “Display List,” and press
    ENTER.

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    Title List with Thumbnail Images (Example:
    DVD-RW in VR mode)
    TITLE LIST

    ORIGINAL

    3

    The sub-menu appears.
    The sub-menu displays options applicable
    only to selected item. The displayed options
    differ depending on the model, situation, and
    disc type.

    4.3 / 4.7GB

    12 Tennis
    Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00

    Select a title, and press ENTER.

    AAB
    (0H30M) LSP 0.9GB

    11 Travel

    DEF
    Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB

    10 Mystery
    Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00

    TITLE LIST

    AAB
    (1H00M) SLP 0.8GB

    ORIGINAL

    12 Tennis

    9 World Sports

    Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00

    11 Travel

    Play Beginning

    Erase
    DEF
    SEP 0.3GB
    Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M)
    Protect

    m

    10 Mystery
    Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00

    Extended Title List
    TITLE LIST

    4.3 / 4.7GB
    Close

    AAB
    Play LSP 0.9GB
    (0H30M)

    9 World Sports

    Dubbing

    AAB
    Visual Search
    (1H00M)
    SLP 0.8GB
    Title Name

    Delete Chapter GHI
    SEP 0.6GB
    Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M)
    A-B Erase

    ORIGINAL

    4.3 / 4.7GB

    12

    Tennis

    Fri

    11

    Travel

    Wed 26.10

    10

    Sub-menu

    28.10

    25.10

    Mystery

    Tue

    9

    World Sports

    Wed 19.10

    8

    Family

    Mon

    17.10

    7

    Nature

    Sat

    15.10

    6

    News

    Fri

    14.10

    5

    Weather

    Thu

    13.10

    4

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

    To stop playback
    Press x.

    A Disc type:
    Displays a media type, HDD or DVD.
    Also displays the title type (Original or
    Playlist) for DVD-RWs (VR mode).

    B Disc space (remainder/total)
    C Title information:
    Displays the title number, title name, and
    recording date. Title size is shown in the
    Thumbnail title list.
    z (red): Indicates that the title is currently
    being recorded.
    : Indicates that the title is currently being
    dubbed.
    : Indicates the protected title.
    “NEW” (or N): Indicates that the title is newly
    recorded (not played back) (HDD only).
    : Indicates that the Update function is set
    (HDD only) (page 50).
    : Indicates titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals (HDD only)
    (page 80).

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

    E Title’s thumbnail picture
    The still images for each title are displayed.

    To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
    Press
    /
    while the list display is turned on.
    Each time you press
    /
    , the entire Title List
    changes to the previous/next page of titles.

    About the Title List for HDD/DVD-RWs (VR
    mode)

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    GHI
    Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB

    You can switch the Title List to show Original or
    Playlist.
    While the Title List menu is turned on, press
    TOOLS to select either “Original” or “Playlist,”
    and press ENTER.
    For details, see “Edit options for the HDD and
    DVD-RWs (VR mode)” on page 72.

    To change the title order (Sort)
    While the Title List menu is turned on, press
    TOOLS to select “Sort Titles.” Press M/m to select
    the item, and press ENTER.
    Order

    Sorted

    By Date

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

    By Title

    in alphabetical order.

    By Number

    in order of recorded title number.

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    Order

    Sorted

    Unseen Title
    (HDD only)

    in order of when the titles were
    recorded. The title that is recorded
    most recently and not played back
    is listed at the top. Playlist titles
    are not displayed.

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

    1
    2
    3

    4. Displaying the Playing
    Time and Play Information
    HDD
    DVD

    +RW
    VCD

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    +R

    -R

    DATA DVD DATA CD

    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
    DVD/CD.

    Press TITLE LIST in stop mode.
    Select a title whose thumbnail picture you
    want to change, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.
    Select “Set Thumbnail,” 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 display asks for confirmation.

    5

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The scene is set for the title’s thumbnail
    picture.

    To turn off the Title List

    1

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    TIME/TEXT

    DISPLAY

    Press TITLE LIST.
    z Hints
    • After recording, the first scene of the recording (the
    title) is automatically set as the thumbnail picture.
    • You can select “TITLE LIST” from the System Menu.

    Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
    Each time you press the button, the display
    changes as follows:

    b Notes

    Display 1 t Display 2 t Display off

    • The title names may not appear for DVDs created on
    other DVD recorders.
    • The letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with
    “*.”
    • 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.

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

    Display 1
    Example: When playing a DVD VIDEO

    Title 1
    Angle3(5)

    1 : English DolbyDigital 2/0

    A Title number/name
    (Shows either track number, track name,
    scene number, or file name for CDs, VIDEO
    CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)

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    B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs
    (
    angle/
    audio/
    subtitle, etc.),
    or playback data for DATA DVDs and
    DATA CDs
    C The current selected function or audio
    setting (appears only temporarily)
    Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch
    Rear (L/R)

    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 97).
    • When “Auto Display” is set to “On” (default) in
    “Options” setup (page 102), playback information
    automatically appears when the recorder is turned on,
    etc.

    b Note

    1 : English DolbyDigital 3/2.1

    Front (L/R) + Centre

    LFE (Low Frequency
    Effect)

    D The current selected angle

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

    Display 2
    Example: When playing a DVD-RW (VR mode)

    Press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
    The displays differ depending on the disc type or
    playing status.
    Front panel display
    Example: When playing a DVD

    A Disc type*1/format (page 10)

    Playing time and number of the current title

    B Title type (only appears for Playlists)
    (page 72)
    C Play mode

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    The letters or symbols that cannot be displayed are
    replaced with “*.”

    Remaining time of the current title

    D Recording mode (page 48)
    E Playing status bar*2
    F Title number (chapter number*3) (page 67)
    (Shows either track number, scene number,
    album number*3, or file number for CDs,
    VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, or DATA CDs.)

    Playing time and number of the current
    chapter

    Remaining time of the current chapter

    G Album name appears for CDs with CD text,
    DATA DVDs or DATA CDs when you
    press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.
    H Playing time (remaining time*3)
    *1

    Example: When dubbing a DVD
    Remaining time of dubbing in progress

    Displays Super VIDEO CDs as “SVCD,” DATA CDs
    as “CD” and DATA DVDs as “DVD.”
    *2 Does not appear with VIDEO CDs, DATA DVDs, and
    DATA CDs.
    *3 Displayed when you press TIME/TEXT repeatedly.

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    Example: When playing a VIDEO CD
    Playing time and number of the current
    scene or track

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

    m
    Remaining time of the current track

    m

    5. Changing the Name of a
    Recorded Programme
    You can label a DVD, title, 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. The steps below explain how to
    change the name of the recorded programme.

    Playing time of the disc

    m
    Remaining time of the disc

    m
    Number
    buttons, SET

    CD text (when available)

    Example: When playing an MP3 audio track

    1

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    Playing time and number of the current track

    m

    TITLE LIST

    Current album number

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Example: When viewing a JPEG image
    Current file number and total number of files in the
    current album

    m
    Current album number and total number of albums

    b 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.

    1
    2

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

    3

    Select “Title Name,” and press ENTER.
    The display for entering characters appears.

    4

    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.
    The characters of the selected type are
    displayed.

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    5

    Press </M/m/, to select the character
    you want to enter, and press ENTER.
    The selected character appears at the top of
    the display.
    Example: Input Title Name

    To use the number buttons
    You can also use the number buttons to enter
    characters.
    In step 5 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.

    Input Title Name

    1

    6

    "A"

    2

    Back

    7

    "a"

    3

    Clear All

    8

    4

    Space

    9

    Cancel

    0

    Finish

    5

    6

    Symbol

    Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter the
    remaining characters.
    Input row
    Input Title Name

    1

    -

    6

    "A"

    2

    c

    Back

    7

    "a"

    3

    f

    Clear All

    8

    Space

    9

    Cancel

    0

    Finish

    4
    5

    Symbol

    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.

    7

    Select “Finish” and press ENTER.

    z Hints
    • You can erase all displayed characters by pressing and
    holding CLEAR for 2 seconds or more.
    • You can switch between “A” (upper-case), “a” (lowercase), or “Symbol” even if you press INPUT SELECT.

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    1

    Select “Finish,” and press ENTER.
    To cancel the setting, select “Cancel.”

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    6. Labelling and Protecting
    a Disc
    You can execute options effective for the entire
    disc using the Disc Information display.

    Protecting a disc
    -RWVR

    1

    Insert a disc.
    See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.

    2

    Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
    press ENTER.
    Disc Information

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Close

    DiscName

    Disc Name

    0

    Media

    DVD-RW

    Title no.

    Original 3 / Playlist 2

    Date

    13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005

    HQ : 0H30M
    Remainder LSP : 1H15M
    SLP : 3H00M

    Format

    HSP : 0H45M
    LP : 1H30M
    SEP : 4H00M

    VR

    Protect Disc
    Finalise
    Off

    SP : 1H00M
    EP : 2H00M

    Erase All
    Format

    2. 3 / 4. 7GB

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    3
    4

    Select “Protect Disc,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Protect,” and press ENTER.

    To cancel the protection
    Select “Don’t Protect” in step 4.

    Labelling a disc
    +RW

    1

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    Insert a disc.
    See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.

    2

    Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
    press ENTER.
    Example: When the inserted disc is a DVDRW (VR mode).
    Disc Information
    Close

    DiscName

    Disc Name
    Media

    DVD-RW

    Title no.

    Original 3 / Playlist 2

    Date

    13.10.2005 ~ 28.10.2005

    HQ : 0H30M
    Remainder LSP : 1H15M
    SLP : 3H00M

    Format

    HSP : 0H45M
    LP : 1H30M
    SEP : 4H00M

    VR

    Protect Disc
    Finalise
    Off

    SP : 1H00M
    EP : 2H00M

    Erase All
    Format

    2. 3 / 4. 7GB

    3

    Select “Disc Name,” and press ENTER.
    Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc Name”
    display (page 36).

    b Note
    You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc name.
    The disc name may not appear when the disc is played on
    other DVD equipment.

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    7. Playing the Disc on Other
    DVD Equipment (Finalise)
    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    +RW

    -RWVR

    -RWVideo

    +R
    -R

    Discs are automatically finalised when
    removed from the recorder. However,
    you may need to finalise the disc for
    certain DVD equipment, or if the
    recording time is short. You can edit or
    record on the disc even after finalising.

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    1

    See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.

    2

    Finalising is necessary when playing on
    any equipment other than this recorder.
    After finalising, you cannot edit or
    record on the disc.

    Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
    press ENTER.
    The “Disc Information” display appears.

    3

    Select “Finalise,” and press ENTER.
    The display shows the approximate time
    required for finalising and asks for
    confirmation.

    Finalising 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
    finalise the disc, especially if the
    recording time is short. You can edit or
    record on the disc even after finalising.
    Finalising is necessary when playing on
    any equipment other than this recorder.
    After finalising, you cannot edit or
    record on the disc. If you want to record
    on it again, unfinalise or reformat the
    disc (page 29). However, if you reformat
    the disc, all recorded contents will be
    erased.

    Insert a disc.

    Finalise
    About xx min. is needed for finalise this disc.
    This operation cannot be aborted.
    Do you still wish to proceed?

    OK

    4

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder

    Finalising is necessary when you play discs
    recorded with this recorder on other DVD
    equipment.
    When you finalise 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 finalising, check the differences between
    the disc types in the table below.

    Differences between the disc types

    3

    Cancel

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

    z Hint
    You can check whether the disc has been finalised or not.
    If you cannot select “Finalise” in step 3 above, the disc
    has already been finalised.

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

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    Unfinalising a disc
    -RWVR -RWVideo

    For DVD-RWs (Video mode)
    DVD-RW (Video mode) that have been finalised
    to prohibit additional recording or editing can be
    unfinalised to allow further recording or editing.

    For DVD-RWs (VR mode)
    If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR
    mode) that has been finalised with other DVD
    equipment, “This disc was finalised. Unfinalise
    it.” may appear.

    b Note
    The recorder is not able to unfinalise DVD-RWs (Video
    mode) that have been finalised on another recorder.

    1

    Insert a disc.
    See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.

    2

    Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
    press ENTER.
    The “Disc Information” display appears.

    3

    Select “Unfinalise,” and press ENTER.
    The recorder starts unfinalising the disc.
    Unfinalising may take several minutes.

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    Example of EPG Display:

    Guide to Digital Services

    All Programmes
    040

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    DDE NEWS 15

    Thu 27 Oct

    10:30

    11:00

    b Note

    DDE NEWS 15

    DDE News

    DDE News

    NCE

    Live from Prague

    Digital Services availability depends on the broadcaster.
    Digital Services are not instantly available when the
    recorder is first turned on.

    J9

    No Event Information

    CMY

    No Event Information

    AAC

    Opening...

    NCE 1

    John's...

    EFF News

    EFF News

    Channel J

    Weather

    HGF

    No Event Information

    NCE 5

    City

    Category

    30 min View

    The EPG provides a quick and easy way to:
    • View a complete list of all available channels.
    • View a channel list related to a chosen category.
    • Set a programme to be recorded (page 51).

    Viewing a list of available
    channels

    12:00

    DDE News
    NCE News

    Foreign Markets - Mor...

    No Event...

    Hobbies and Interests

    Fabulous...
    EFF News

    Family
    Houses

    Drive in ...
    No Event...

    Tennis

    + 24H

    A Indicates the TV or Radio mode. The Radio
    mode is indicated by a Radio icon
    B Indicates the Local Channel Number and
    the Channel name of the programme that is
    currently highlighted in the list

    Guide to Digital Services

    EPG (Electronic Programme
    Guide)

    11:30

    C Indicates the currently highlighted
    programme and allows you to move around
    the list
    D Channel name
    E Indicates the currently viewed programme

    Number
    buttons, SET
    CLEAR

    O RETURN
    /

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    F Indicates if a timer recording is associated
    with the event (page 52)
    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    G Coloured Control buttons
    H Truncated programme title in case the name
    is too long to be displayed in the cell
    I Event bar (e.g. Indicates a timer recording
    has been set during this time)
    J Time slot
    K Icon tray. Depending on the channel and
    programme settings some icons may appear
    in the display:
    : Either the channel or the programme is
    locked (page 90)
    : Timer event icons (page 52)

    1

    L Indicates the current time and date
    Press the

    button to display the EPG.

    This display consists of an information box
    and a ten channel programme list covering a
    two hour period.

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    2

    Press the </M/m/, buttons or enter a
    channel number using the number buttons
    to move around the list.
    If you press the , button after highlighting
    the last programme on the right, the schedule
    for the next two hours is displayed (depending
    on availability from the broadcaster).
    All Programmes
    040

    3

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    DDE NEWS 15

    Thu 27 Oct

    10:30

    11:00

    11:30

    DDE NEWS 15

    DDE News

    DDE News

    NCE

    Live from Prague

    J9

    No Event Information

    CMY

    No Event Information

    AAC

    Opening...

    Foreign Markets - Mor...

    No Event...

    NCE 1

    John's...

    Hobbies and Interests

    Fabulous...

    EFF News

    EFF News

    Channel J

    Weather

    HGF

    No Event Information

    NCE 5

    City

    Category

    30 min View

    This feature allows you to search for programmes
    related to a particular topic.
    For example, if you select ‘News’ from the
    category pop-up list, then only programmes
    related to News will be shown in the EPG.

    12:00

    DDE News
    NCE News

    b Note
    The category of each programme is determined by the
    broadcaster.

    EFF News
    Family
    Houses

    Drive in ...
    No Event...

    Tennis

    + 24H

    Press the GREEN button to toggle the
    display between the 2 hours schedule
    viewing (half hour time slots) and the 30
    minutes schedule viewing (15 minutes
    time slots).

    4

    Press the
    /
    buttons to display the
    previous/next ten channels.

    5

    Press the BLUE/YELLOW buttons to view
    the next or previous 24 hours programme
    schedule.

    6

    Select a programme you wish to view.
    Once highlighted, press the ENTER button.
    The full screen dialog appears with the
    description of the programme displayed in the
    information box.

    7

    Viewing programmes related to a
    specific category.

    1

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    0

    M/m,
    ENTER

    O RETURN
    /

    1
    2

    Press the

    button to display the EPG.

    Press the RED button. The category pop-up
    list appears.
    All Programmes

    Select “View Channel,”and press ENTER
    to view the programme.

    040

    Thu 27 Oct

    z Hints
    • The time range can be moved up to 8 days from the
    current time.
    • In step 2 above, you can access directly the desired
    channel position by using the numbered buttons on the
    remote control.

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    DDE NEWS 15
    10:30

    11:00

    DDE NEWS 15

    DDE News

    DDE News

    NCE

    Live from Prague

    J9

    No Event Information

    CMY

    No Event Information

    11:30

    12:00

    DDE News
    NCE News

    All Programmes Opening...
    AAC

    Foreign Markets - Mor...

    No Event...

    Favourite
    List 1 John's...
    NCE
    1

    Hobbies and Interests

    Fabulous...

    Favourite
    EFF
    News List 2 EFF News
    Channel
    J List 3 Weather
    Favourite

    EFF News
    Family

    Drive in ...

    HGF
    Favourite List 4 No Event Information
    NCE 5

    City

    Houses

    No Event...

    Tennis

    Back

    3

    Press the M/m buttons to highlight the
    category you want, then press the ENTER
    button.
    The chosen category is displayed in a title bar
    at the top of the EPG display and only
    programmes related to that category will be
    shown in the list.

    42



  • Page 43

    4

    Press the M/m buttons to highlight a
    current time broadcasted programme you
    wish to view, then press the ENTER button.
    The sub menu appears with the description of
    the programme displayed in the information
    box.

    5

    Programme information
    The programme information display provides a
    quick and easy way to:
    • View descriptions of the programmes being
    broadcast now and next on the current channel.
    • View descriptions of the programmes being
    broadcast now and next on the other channels.
    • Switch between TV and RADIO channels.

    Displaying the programme
    information

    Number
    buttons, SET

    Select “View Channel,”and press ENTER
    to view the programme.

    To scroll the Category display by page (Page
    mode)

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    3

    0

    TV/RADIO

    O RETURN

    Press
    /
    while the Category display is
    turned on to change to the previous/next Category
    page.
    z Hint
    In Step 4 above, the EPG application also allows you to
    set a timer recording, see page 52 for more details.

    1

    Guide to Digital Services

    ◆ Some examples of category types are as
    follows:
    All Programmes: This gives a complete
    channel list.
    Favourite List 1: Displays the favourite
    channels you have stored in the Favourite list
    1 folder (page 45).
    Films: Displays movies available for viewing.
    News: Displays all news channels.
    Entertainment: Displays all entertainment
    channels.
    Sports: Displays all sports channels.
    Kids: Displays all children’s channels.
    Music: Displays all music channels.

    /

    1

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Press the
    button to display the
    programme information screen.
    The Information display appears showing a
    description of the current programme on view.
    Information

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    040 J9
    051 NCE
    001 DDE NEWS 15

    Current Event

    DDE News

    10:30-11:00

    005 CMY
    News with reports from Britain an arround the world.

    007 AAC

    012 NCE 1
    023 EFF News
    032 Channel J

    2

    Press the </, buttons to toggle the
    display between a description of the
    current programme and the next
    programme on that channel.

    ,continued

    43



  • Page 44

    3

    Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
    number using the number buttons to
    display programme information on other
    channels.

    4

    Press the TV/RADIO button to switch
    between the TV and Radio channels

    5

    When viewing information for the currently
    highlighted channel, press the ENTER
    button to exit the information display and
    view the programme.

    To scroll the Information display by page
    (Page mode)
    Press
    /
    while the Information display is
    turned on to change to the previous/next page.
    z Hint
    Press the
    button while the Information screen is
    turned on to toggle only the channels registered in the
    latest displayed Favourite List, see “Moving to a
    different favourite list” on page 46.

    Viewing a digital text
    service
    Many digital TV channels broadcast information
    via their text service. This digital service includes
    high quality digital text and graphics along with
    advanced navigation options. Additionally, this
    recorder has access to dedicated text channels
    transmitted by the broadcasters.

    b Note
    The appearance, content and navigation methods of all
    digital text services are decided by the broadcaster.

    Selecting digital text from
    dedicated digital teletext
    channels

    Number
    buttons, SET
    CLEAR

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    3

    PROG +/–

    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    1

    Select a dedicated channel that is
    broadcasting digital text.
    If you do not know the number of a dedicated
    digital text channel, you can use the
    ‘Electronic Programme Guide’ by pressing
    the
    button to find one (page 41).

    2

    Once the text page is displayed (this may
    take some time), follow the on-screen
    instructions to obtain your required
    selection.
    On some pages the TV programme may also
    be displayed on the text screen. On-screen
    instructions will inform you how to change
    the displayed programme.

    44



  • Page 45

    3

    If you are instructed to press ‘OK’ or
    ‘Select’ when viewing the text pages,
    press the ENTER button.

    4

    When you have finished viewing the text
    service, follow the on screen instructions,
    or press the PROG +/- button to exit.

    Digital text services may also be available on
    other digital channels. This is sometimes indicated
    by a small symbol on your TV screen,
    superimposed on the programme you are
    watching.

    1
    2
    3

    The Favourite application gives you the option to:
    • Store your favourite channels into one of four
    TV or four Radio lists.
    • Add or delete channels to the Favourites List.
    • Quickly display a favourite channel on screen.

    Setting a favourite list

    Number
    buttons, SET

    Select a channel.

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    Press the
    (Text) button or RED button or
    the button indicated on screen by the
    broadcaster.
    Once the text information is displayed, you
    can access required information by using
    the </M/m/, buttons, the coloured
    buttons and/or the numbered buttons on
    the remote control.

    Guide to Digital Services

    Selecting digital text from other
    channels

    Favourites

    3

    0

    TV/RADIO
    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    SYSTEM
    MENU

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    O RETURN

    If you are instructed to press ‘OK’ or ‘Select’
    when viewing the text pages, press the
    ENTER button on your remote control.

    4

    When you have finished viewing the text
    service displays, follow the on screen
    instructions, or press the PROG +/- button
    to exit.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU.
    The System Menu Display appears.

    2

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

    3

    Select “DTV Settings,” and press ENTER.
    SETUP
    Settings

    Favourites

    DTV Settings

    Parental Lock

    Video

    Tuning

    Audio

    Technical information

    Features
    Password
    Options
    Easy Setup

    ,continued

    45



  • Page 46

    4

    Select “Favourites,” and press ENTER
    The DTV Settings- Favourites List 1 display
    appears.
    Favourites List 1
    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    005

    Digital Teletext

    Page Up

    Page Down

    Next List

    Moving to a different favourite list

    1

    While a Favourite List is displayed, press
    repeatedly the YELLOW button on the
    remote control until the favourite list you
    want to view is displayed.
    Favourites List 3
    Programme Service

    Show Fav

    This display shows all the TV or Radio
    channels available to you.

    5

    Press the TV/RADIO button to display
    either your favourite TV or favourite Radio
    channels at any time.
    The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
    of a Radio icon
    in the Favourite List panel.

    6

    Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
    number to highlight a channel you want to
    add as a favourite, then press the ENTER
    button.
    Favourites List 1
    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    005
    Page Up

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    005
    Page Up

    Next List

    Show Fav

    2

    To add a channel to this new list, press the
    M/m buttons to highlight the channel you
    wish to add and press the ENTER button.

    3

    When you have stored all your favourite
    channels, press the RETURN button
    repeatedly to come back to normal
    operation.

    Watching or listening to a
    favourite channel

    Digital Teletext
    Page Down

    Next List

    Show Fav

    If you do not wish to choose from one of the
    five channels in the display, press the RED or
    GREEN button to view the previous or next
    five channels available.

    Number
    buttons, SET
    CLEAR

    A channel selected as a favourite is identified by
    an icon next to the programme number.
    In Step 6 above press the M/m buttons to highlight
    the channel you want to delete from your
    Favourite List, then press ENTER: the icon
    next to the programme number disappears.
    z Hints
    • Press the BLUE button to view the list showing only
    your favourite channels.
    • Press the BLUE button once again when you wish to
    return to the previous favourite channel setting display.

    1

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    TV/RADIO
    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    Deleting a favourite channel

    46

    Digital Teletext
    Page Down

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    O RETURN

    1

    /

    While in normal operation mode, press
    the button on the remote control.
    A Favourite List display appears.



  • Page 47

    Indicates the currently viewed channel
    Favourite List 1
    040

    DDE NEWS 15

    001

    NCE
    Live from Prague

    10:12 - 12:00

    J9
    No Event Information

    09:35 - 10:45

    CMY
    Opening

    10:00 - 11:00

    022

    AAC
    News

    10:10 - 10:50

    025

    NCE 1
    Weather

    10:30 - 10:37

    List 2

    List 3

    List 4

    Each favourite list is represented by a
    coloured button.

    4

    Number
    buttons, SET

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    3

    0

    TV/RADIO
    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    Press the TV/RADIO button to display
    either your favourite TV or favourite Radio
    channels at any time.
    The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
    of a Radio icon
    in the Favourite List panel.

    3

    The Index application is an easy way to display a
    scrollable list of all the tuned channels, including
    your favourites channel lists, and allows one of
    these to be selected.

    Press the coloured buttons on the remote
    control that represents the desired list to
    be displayed.

    O RETURN

    Press the M/m button to highlight the
    channel you wish to view or listen to, then
    press the ENTER button.

    While in normal operation mode, press the
    ENTER button on the remote control.
    The Index display appears.
    Channel List

    To scroll the Favourite List display by page
    (Page mode)
    Press
    /
    while the Favourite List display is
    turned on to change to the previous/next page.

    2

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    040

    DDE NEWS 15

    001

    NCE
    Live from Prague

    003

    J9
    No Event Information

    09:35 - 10:45

    010

    CMY
    Opening

    10:00 - 11:00

    022

    AAC
    News

    10:10 - 10:50

    025

    NCE 1
    Weather

    List 1

    z Hint
    If you wish, the currently viewed channel can be added
    to the favourite list. Simply press the coloured button
    indicated in the display to add it to the list.

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    /

    1

    Guide to Digital Services

    003
    010

    Add to List 1

    2

    Index

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    List 2

    10:12 - 12:00

    10:30 - 10:37

    List 3

    List 4

    Press the TV/RADIO button to display either
    the TV or the Radio channels at any time.
    The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
    of a Radio icon
    in the Index panel.

    3

    Press the coloured buttons on the remote
    control if you wish to display your
    Favourites Lists.

    4

    Press the M/m buttons to highlight the
    desired channel, then press the ENTER
    button to exit the index menu and view the
    selected channel.

    To scroll the Index display by page (Page mode)
    Press
    /
    while the Index display is turned
    on to change to the previous/next page.

    47



  • Page 48

    *

    Timer Recording

    Recording Recording time (hours)
    mode
    HDD
    RDRHXD910

    33

    53

    1

    R 51

    81

    1 hr.
    30 min.

    67

    107

    2

    LSP

    r 85

    135

    2 hr.
    30 min.

    LP

    r 103

    164

    3

    Before Recording
    Before you start recording…
    • This recorder can record on various discs. Select
    the disc type according to your needs (page 10).
    • Check that the disc has enough available space
    for the recording (page 29). For HDD,
    DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you can free up
    disc space by erasing titles (page 76).
    • Adjust the recording picture quality and picture
    size if necessary (page 53).
    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.

    b Notes
    • If any digital teletext is operated while recording, it’s
    contents will be recorded on the disc.
    • If the subtitles are displayed while recording, they will
    be recorded on the disc.
    • To play a recorded disc on other DVD equipment,
    finalise the disc (page 39).

    Recording mode
    Like the SP or LP recording mode of VCRs, this
    recorder has eight 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 Extended Play mode (SEP) can be a
    possible choice. Note that recording times in the
    following table are approximate and the actual
    times may differ. Note also that the maximum
    continuous recording time for a single title is eight
    hours. Contents beyond this time will not be
    recorded.

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
    recording modes.

    48

    DVD*

    RDRHXD710
    HQ (High
    quality)
    HSP
    SP
    (Standard
    mode)

    EP

    r 137

    217

    4

    SLP

    r 204

    325

    6

    428

    8

    SEP (Long
    duration)

    269

    * The recording time for DVD+R DL (Double Layer)
    discs is as follows:
    HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
    HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
    SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
    LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
    LP: 5 hours 25 minutes
    EP: 7 hours 14 minutes
    SLP: 10 hours 51 minutes
    SEP: 14 hours 28 minutes

    “HQ+” recording mode
    “HQ+” records pictures in higher quality than HQ
    on the HDD. Set “HQ Setting” in “Features” setup
    to “HQ+” (page 100). Maximum recording time is
    21 hours for RDR-HXD710, or 34 hours for RDRHXD910. “HQ” appears in the display.

    b 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



  • Page 49

    Unrecordable pictures
    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-Once

    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR

    -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    HDD
    -RWVR (CPRM*)

    Copy-Never

    None (a blank screen is
    recorded)

    * The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM
    compatible equipment (page 10).

    HDD

    +RW

    +R

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    -R

    You can set the timer for a total of 30 programmes
    up to one month in advance.
    There are two methods to set the timer: the
    standard method and EPG method.
    • Standard: Set the date, time, and programme
    position of the programme manually.
    • EPG: Set a programme to be recorded based on
    the information provided by the EPG (Electronic
    Programme Guide) (page 51). This method
    allows you to set the timer up to 8 days from the
    current time (depending on programme
    availability from the broadcaster).

    Timer Recording

    Copy-Free

    Recordable discs

    Timer Recording (Standard/
    EPG)

    Setting the timer manually
    (Standard)

    1

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    [TIMER]

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    x REC STOP

    1

    Press [TIMER].
    Timer - Standard
    OK

    Set the timer manually.

    Cancel
    Date

    Start

    Stop

    Today

    :

    :

    Source

    Prog.

    Media
    Details

    Mode: SP

    Update: - -

    ,continued

    49



  • Page 50

    2

    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.
    “Source”: Selects the input source as follows:
    TV y Line (External input) y Radio y
    TV
    “Prog.”: Selects the TV/Radio programme
    position or input line.
    “Media”: Selects the media, HDD or DVD.
    • If you want to change the setting for the
    Mode or Update functions, select “Details”
    and press ENTER. Select an item using </
    , and set using M/m.
    “Mode”: Selects the recording mode
    (page 48).
    “Update” (HDD only): Automatically records
    over a previously recorded programme that is
    set to be recorded daily or weekly.
    To return to the Timer programming menu,
    select “Previous” and ENTER.
    • If you make a mistake, select the item and
    change the setting.

    3

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

    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.

    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.”

    Wed 29.10 21:00-22:00 AAB

    DVD SP

    Wed 29.10 20:30-22:00 DEF

    DVD 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 (page 57).
    To cancel the overlapped setting, select “Cancel.”

    To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording
    See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
    Settings (Timer List)” on page 56.

    To extend the recording duration time while
    recording

    1

    Press TOOLS during recording to select
    “Extend Rec,” and press ENTER.
    Extend Rec. Time

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The Timer List (page 56) 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.

    50

    To cancel this function, press TOOLS while the
    Timer List is displayed. Select “Rec Mode
    Adjust” and press ENTER. Select “Off” and press
    ENTER.

    OK

    Set the timer extend function.

    Cancel
    Wed 28.9 10:00-11:30 AAB
    Media: HDD Mode:SP
    Extend Time
    Off

    2

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

    3

    Select “OK” and press ENTER.

    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,
    press [TIMER]. The recorder automatically turns
    on and the TV’s input is switched to the recorder.
    The Timer programming menu appears.



  • Page 51

    z Hint
    You can play the recorded programme by selecting the
    programme title in the Title List.

    The EPG application is a feature that simplifies
    setting the timer. Just select the programme you
    wish to record in the EPG display. The date, time,
    and channel of that programme are set
    automatically.
    DVD
    HDD
    Number
    buttons, SET

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    3

    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    0

    Timer Recording

    b Notes
    • If a message indicating that the disc is full appears on
    the screen, change the disc, or make available space for
    the recording (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW only)
    (page 75).
    • 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 58).
    • 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.
    • Even if the timer is set, timer recordings cannot be
    made while recording a programme that has priority.
    • The Rec Mode Adjust function only works with a timer
    recording. It does not function with Quick Timer or
    Synchro Rec. In addition, the Rec Mode Adjust
    function does not work when recording to the HDD
    while “Auto Title Erase” is set to “On.”

    Recording TV programmes using
    the EPG application

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    O RETURN
    /

    x REC
    STOP

    1

    Press HDD or DVD.
    When you record to a DVD, insert a
    recordable DVD (see “Inserting a Disc” on
    page 29).

    2
    3

    Press the

    button to display the EPG.

    Press the </M/m/, buttons or enter a
    channel number using the number buttons
    to move around the list.
    All Programmes
    040

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    DDE NEWS 15
    10:30

    11:00

    DDE NEWS 15

    DDE News

    DDE News

    NCE

    Thu 27 Oct

    Live from Prague

    11:30

    12:00

    J9

    No Event Information

    CMY

    No Event Information

    AAC

    Opening...

    Foreign Markets - Mor...

    No Event...

    NCE 1

    John's...

    Hobbies and Interests

    Fabulous...

    EFF News

    EFF News

    Channel J

    Weather

    HGF

    No Event Information

    NCE 5

    City

    Category

    30 min View

    DDE News
    NCE News

    EFF News
    Family
    Houses

    Drive in ...
    No Event...

    Tennis

    + 24H

    To know more about the navigation options in
    the EPG application, see page 41.
    ,continued

    51



  • Page 52

    4

    Select a current time TV/radio broadcast or
    a future programme you wish to record.
    Once highlighted, press the ENTER button.
    The sub menu appears with the description of
    the programme displayed in the information
    box.
    Event Action
    Select an action for this event

    Timer
    View Channel

    Hobbies and Interests
    Thu 27.10 11:00-12:00
    NCE 1

    Modify
    SP 2.7GB

    Erase

    Today's Hint: How to make finger puppets.

    Check Overlap
    Cancel

    In case is displayed: Indicates that the
    programme is age limited (page 90).

    5

    Select “Timer,” and press ENTER.
    The Timer setting confirmation display
    appears
    Timer

    OK

    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.

    To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording

    Cancel

    Modify

    “Modify,” allows you to adjust the timer
    setting, see page 55.

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    • In case of a current TV/radio broadcast timer
    setting, your recorder will immediately start
    recording.
    • In case of a future programme timer setting,
    you can see that an event bar and a new icon
    appears in the EPG display indicating that a
    timer event is associated to that programme.
    All Programmes

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    DDE NEWS 15

    Thu 27 Oct

    10:30

    11:00

    DDE NEWS 15

    DDE News

    DDE News

    NCE

    Live from Prague

    J9

    No Event Information

    CMY

    No Event Information

    AAC

    Opening...

    NCE 1

    John's...

    EFF News

    EFF News

    Channel J

    Weather

    HGF

    No Event Information

    NCE 5

    City

    Category

    30 min View

    11:30

    12:00

    DDE News
    NCE News

    Foreign Markets - Mor...

    No Event...

    Hobbies and Interests

    Fabulous...
    EFF News

    Family
    Houses

    Drive in ...
    No Event...

    Tennis

    + 24H

    Your recorder will automatically begin
    recording when the programme starts.

    52

    Press
    /
    while the EPG display is turned on
    to display the previous/next ten channels.

    See page 50.

    Hobbies and Interests
    Thu 27.10 11:00-12:00 NCE 1
    Media:HDD Mode:SP

    040

    To scroll the EPG display by page (Page mode)

    If the timer settings overlap

    Do you want to record this event?

    6

    ◆ Some examples of timer event icon types
    are as follows:
    (red): Indicates the programme is set as
    timer and whole programme can be recorded.
    (grey): Indicates the programme is set as
    timer but only a part of the programme can be
    recorded. (e.g. because of timer setting
    overlap).
    (red): Indicates the programme is now
    recording.

    See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer
    Settings (EPG)” (page 55).
    z Hint
    The Rec Mode Adjust function also works with this timer
    method (page 50).

    b Notes
    • It is not possible to extend the recording duration time
    of the timer recording set using the EPG application
    timer setting.
    • This recorder is featured with an EPG timer auto extend
    functionality that allows EPG timer recordings to be
    made in case of broadcast early start (before the
    scheduled start time) or broadcast late finishing (after
    the scheduled end time).
    • The EPG programme start and end time are determined
    by the broadcaster.



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    Using the Quick Timer function
    You can set the recorder to record in 30-minute
    increments.

    Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.

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

    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)

    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.

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

    0

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    Timer 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 99).

    1

    TOOLS

    1

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

    SP

    HDD Line Rec. Picture Size:

    Auto

    DVD Line Rec. Picture Size:

    16 : 9

    Rec NR :

    2

    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”
    on page 48.
    “HDD Line Rec. Picture Size”: Sets the
    picture size of the programme to be recorded
    on the HDD.
    • 4:3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
    • 16:9: Sets the picture size to 16:9 (wide
    mode).
    • Auto (default): Automatically selects the
    actual picture size.
    ,continued

    53



  • Page 54

    “DVD Line Rec. Picture Size”: Sets the
    picture size of the programme to be recorded
    on the DVD.
    • 4:3: Sets the picture size to 4:3.
    • 16:9 (default): Sets the picture size to 16:9
    (wide mode).
    “DVD Line Rec. Picture Size” works with
    DVD-Rs and DVD-RWs (Video mode) when
    the recording mode is set to HQ, HSP, SP, or
    LSP. 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
    Line Rec. Picture Size” is set to “4:3.”
    For DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, the screen size is
    fixed at “4:3.”
    “Rec NR” (noise reduction): Reduces noise
    contained in the video signal.
    “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 ~ 2 ~ 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.

    b 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.
    • 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.

    54

    Creating chapters in a title
    The recorder can automatically divide a recording
    (a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks
    during recording. To disable this function, set
    “Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off”
    (page 99).

    When recording on the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
    mode)
    The recorder detects changes in the picture and
    sound and automatically inserts chapter marks.
    You can also insert and erase chapter marks
    manually (page 76).

    When recording on other recordable discs
    Chapter marks are inserted at approximately 6minute intervals during recording.

    b Note
    When dubbing (page 79), the chapter marks in the
    dubbing source are not retained in the dubbed title.



  • Page 55

    Checking/Changing/
    Cancelling Timer Settings
    (EPG)
    -RWVR -RW
    +RVideo

    +RW

    HDD

    +R

    -R

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

    3

    Press the M/m buttons to select the
    options. Once highlighted, press the
    ENTER button.
    The sub menu appears:
    “Modify”: Changes the timer setting. Select
    an item using </, and adjust using M/m.
    Select “OK” and press ENTER.
    Modify
    Modify the timer setting.
    Hobbies and Interests

    Timer Recording

    Thu 27.10 11:00-12:00 NCE 1

    Number
    buttons, SET

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    Coloured
    control
    buttons

    0

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    O RETURN

    Media

    Mode

    Record every

    Update

    HDD

    SP

    Off

    --

    OK
    Cancel

    b Note
    If you set “Record every” to an other option than “Off”,
    then your EPG timer recording will be converted into a
    standard timer recording: the timer event icon disappears
    from the EPG display.

    “Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select “OK”
    and press ENTER.
    Erase
    Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?

    1

    Press the

    button to display the EPG.

    A timer setting can be identified thanks to the
    event bar and the timer event icon displayed in
    the EPG screen. For details, see page 51.
    All Programmes
    040

    2

    Hobbies and Interests
    Thu 27.10 11:00-12:00 NCE 1
    Media:HDD Mode:SP
    OK

    Cancel

    Thu 27 Oct 10:32

    DDE NEWS 15

    Thu 27 Oct

    10:30

    11:00

    DDE NEWS 15

    DDE News

    DDE News

    11:30

    NCE

    Live from Prague

    J9

    No Event Information

    CMY

    No Event Information

    AAC

    Opening...

    NCE 1

    John's...

    EFF News

    EFF News

    Channel J

    Weather

    HGF

    No Event Information

    NCE 5

    City

    Category

    30 min View

    12:00

    “Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
    settings.

    DDE News
    NCE News

    Check Overlap
    These timer settings overlap.

    Foreign Markets - Mor...

    No Event...

    Hobbies and Interests

    Fabulous...
    EFF News

    Family
    Houses

    Thu

    27.10

    11:00-12:00

    Hobbies and Intere

    HDD SP

    Thu

    27.10

    11:30-14:00

    News

    HDD LP

    Drive in ...
    No Event...

    Tennis

    + 24H

    Close

    Press the </M/m/, buttons to select a
    future timer event you want to check/
    change/cancel. Once highlighted, press
    the ENTER button.
    The Event Action menu appears.

    Select “Close” to return to the EPG screen.
    To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 2
    and 3 above.

    Event Action
    Select an action for this event

    Timer
    View Channel

    Hobbies and Interests
    Thu 27.10 11:00-12:00
    NCE 1

    HDD
    SP 2.7GB

    Today's Hint: How to make finger puppets.

    Modify
    Erase
    Check Overlap
    Cancel

    ,continued

    55



  • Page 56

    : Indicates the setting being recorded on a
    DVD.
    : Indicates the setting that the Update
    function is set for.

    Checking/Changing/
    Cancelling Timer Settings
    (Timer List)
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RW
    +RVideo

    +R

    When all of the timer settings do not fit on the
    list, scroll bar appears.
    To view the hidden timer settings, press M/m.

    -R

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

    3

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

    4
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    “Modify”: Changes the timer setting.
    Select an item using </, and adjust using
    M/m. For the recording Mode or Update
    functions, select “Details” and change the
    settings (page 50). Select “OK,” and press
    ENTER.

    0

    SYSTEM
    MENU
    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    O RETURN
    /

    Select one of the options, and press
    ENTER.

    Modify
    OK
    Cancel

    Modify the timer setting.
    Date
    Mon-Sat

    Start

    Stop

    22 : 00 22 : 15

    Source

    Prog.

    Media

    TV

    AAB

    HDD

    Mode: SP

    1

    Update: On

    Press SYSTEM MENU.
    The System Menu appears.

    2

    Details

    Select “TIMER LIST,” and press ENTER.
    The Timer List appears.

    “Erase”: Erases the timer setting. Select
    “OK,” and press ENTER.
    Erase
    Are you sure you want to erase this timer setting?

    10:30

    TIMER LIST
    Mon-Sat

    22:00-22:15

    AAB

    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

    SP

    Mon-Sat 22:00-22:15 AAB
    Media:HDD Mode:SP

    OK

    Cancel

    “Check Overlap”: Checks for overlapped
    settings.
    Timer information displays the recording
    date, time, recording mode, etc.
    : Indicates that the setting is overlapped by
    another setting.
    (green): Indicates the setting can be
    recorded.
    z (red): Indicates the setting currently being
    recorded.
    a (grey): Indicates that the setting cannot be
    recorded in the selected recording mode.
    : Indicates the setting being recorded on
    the HDD.

    56

    Check Overlap
    These timer settings overlap.
    Fri

    29.10

    20:30-21:30

    DEF

    DVD SP

    Fri

    29.10

    21:00-22:00

    GHI

    DVD SLP

    Close

    Select “Close” to return to the Timer List.



  • Page 57

    “Info”: Displays the timer setting information
    box along with the disc space required to
    record the whole programme (according to the
    selected recording mode).
    Information
    Mon-Sat
    AAB

    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 50).

    22:30-22:15
    Media:HDD

    Mode:SP

    1.4GB

    To change or cancel the setting, repeat steps 3
    and 4 above.

    The programme that starts first has priority and the
    second programme starts recording only after the
    first programme has finished.
    8:00

    9:00

    • 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.

    Automatically erasing old titles
    (Auto Title Erase)
    HDD

    When the timer settings overlap

    7:00

    b Notes

    10:00

    A

    If there is not enough space for a timer recording,
    the recorder automatically erases old titles
    recorded on the HDD. The oldest, played title is
    erased. The protected titles are not erased.

    1

    will be cut off

    B

    Press TIMER LIST.
    The Timer List appears.

    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.
    8:00

    Timer Recording

    Press O RETURN to come back to the
    Timer List.

    7:00

    To turn off the Timer List
    Press TIMER LIST or O RETURN.

    9:00

    10:00

    2

    Press TOOLS to select “Auto Title Erase,”
    and press ENTER.

    3

    Select “On,” and press ENTER.
    The default setting is “Off.”

    A
    B

    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.
    7:00

    9:00

    10:00

    A
    B

    To scroll the list display by page (Page mode)
    Press
    /
    while the list display is turned on.
    Each time you press
    /
    , the entire Timer
    List changes to the previous/next page of timer
    settings.

    57



  • Page 58

    Recording From Connected
    Equipment
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RW
    +RVideo

    +R

    1

    2

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    4

    Select the line input audio when recording
    a bilingual programme on DVD-RWs (VR
    mode).
    Press TOOLS to select “Line Audio Input,”
    and press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,”
    and press ENTER.

    5

    3

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
    recording mode.
    For details about the recording mode, see
    page 48.

    0

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    X REC PAUSE
    REC MODE

    Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select
    “L3.”

    -R

    DVD

    HDD

    3

    x REC STOP

    SYNCHRO REC
    INPUT SELECT

    6

    Set the timer on the connected equipment
    to the time of the programme you want to
    record, and turn it off.

    7

    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

    Recording from connected
    equipment with a timer (Synchro
    Rec)
    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 jack of the recorder
    (page 28).
    When the connected equipment turns on, the
    recorder starts recording a programme from the
    LINE 3 jack.

    1

    Before recording, select HDD or DVD.
    If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
    (see “Inserting a Disc” on page 29).

    2

    58

    Set “Synchro Rec” in “Features” setup to
    “Record to HDD” or “Record to DVD”
    (page 100).

    Press x REC STOP or SYNCHRO REC.

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

    b Notes
    • 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 with some
    tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating
    instructions.



  • Page 59

    • While the recorder is standing by for SynchroRecording, the Auto Clock Set function (page 89) does
    not work.

    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.
    8:00

    9:00

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

    10:00

    First
    programme

    If you connect a digital video camera with a DV
    IN jack

    Second
    programme

    See “DV Dubbing” on page 84 for an explanation
    of how to record from the DV IN jack.

    will be cut off

    Timer Recording

    7:00

    5

    z Hint
    You can adjust the settings for the recording picture
    before recording. See “Adjusting the recording picture
    quality and size” on page 53.

    Recording from connected
    equipment without a timer

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

    1

    • 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 HDD or DVD.
    If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD
    (see “Inserting a Disc” on page 29).

    2

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

    programme
    position

    3

    L1

    L2

    L3

    L4

    DV

    Select the line input audio when recording
    a bilingual programme on DVD-RWs (VR
    mode).
    Press TOOLS to select “Line Audio Input,”
    and press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,”
    and press ENTER.

    4

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the
    recording mode.
    For details about the recording mode, see
    page 48.

    59



  • Page 60

    Example: DVD-RW (VR mode)

    Playback

    TITLE LIST

    ORIGINAL

    12 Tennis

    Playing

    Fri 28.10. 2005 13:00

    AAB
    (0H30M) LSP 0.9GB

    11 Travel

    DEF
    Wed 26.10. 2005 20:00 (0H30M) SEP 0.3GB

    10 Mystery

    HDD
    DVD

    4.3 / 4.7GB

    +RW

    VCD

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    +R

    -R

    Tue 25.10. 2005 9:00

    DATA DVD DATA CD

    GHI
    Wed 19.10. 2005 20:00 (1H00M) SEP 0.6GB

    3
    Z
    HDD

    DVD
    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    PROG +/–

    AAB
    (1H00M) SLP 0.8GB

    9 World Sports

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

    4

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

    0

    To use the DVD’s Menu

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

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

    TOOLS
    MENU

    To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions

    TITLE LIST

    TOP MENU

    INPUT SELECT
    PROGRESSIVE

    /
    >

    .
    /

    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 VIDEO CDs does not
    work with this recorder. Super VIDEO CDs are
    played in continuous play mode only.

    To stop playback
    H/X/x

    Press x.

    To playback quickly with sound (Scan Audio)

    1

    Press HDD or DVD.
    • If you select DVD, insert a disc (see
    “Inserting a Disc” on page 29).
    • If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, or
    CD, press H. Playback starts.

    2

    Press TITLE LIST.
    For details about the Title List, see “3. Playing
    the Recorded Programme (Title List)” on
    page 32.

    60

    When you press M during playback of a title
    recorded in the HDD, you can play quickly with
    dialogue or sound (“x1.5” appears).
    No sound is output when you press M two or
    more times to change search speed.



  • Page 61

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

    If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
    easily start playing.
    Press H. The recorder and your TV
    automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
    switched to the recorder. Playback starts
    automatically.

    One Touch Menu
    If you use the SMARTLINK connection, you can
    easily display the Title List.
    Press TITLE LIST. The recorder and your TV
    automatically turn on and the TV’s input is
    switched to the recorder. The Title List appears.
    z Hints
    • You can also use the H button in step 3 (page 60) to
    start playback.
    • Even if you select “Factory Setup” in “Options” setup
    (page 102), the Child Lock remains set.

    Playback

    The point where you stopped playing is cleared
    when:
    – you open the disc tray (except for HDD).
    – you play another title (except for HDD).
    – you switch the Title List menu to Original or
    Playlist (HDD/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 DVD/DATA CD only).
    – you make a recording (except for HDD/DVDRWs in VR mode).
    – you switch between JPEG and MP3.

    One Touch Play

    ,continued

    61

    b Note
    You cannot resume playback during TV Pause.
    To play restricted DVDs (Parental Control)
    If you play a restricted DVD, the message “Do
    you want temporarily change parental control to
    *?” appears on your TV screen.

    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.

    To register or change the password, see “Parental
    Control (DVD VIDEO only)” on page 99.

    To lock the disc tray (Child Lock)
    You can lock the disc tray to prevent children from
    ejecting the disc.
    When the recorder is turned on, hold down x until
    “LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
    The Z (open/close) button does not work while
    the Child Lock is set.
    To unlock the disc tray, hold down x until
    “UNLOCKED” appears in the front panel display
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    Playback options
    To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 60.
    Buttons

    Operations

    (audio)
    HDD -RWVR
    VCD

    Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed repeatedly.
    DVD

    DVD : Selects the language.
    HDD -RWVR : Selects the main or sub sound.

    CD

    VCD

    (subtitle)

    CD

    : Selects stereo or monaural audio tracks.

    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.

    DVD

    PROGRESSIVE
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR

    -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    DVD

    VCD

    /
    (instant replay/
    instant advance)
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR

    -RWVideo

    +R

    -R



    Switches the type of video output signal to interlace or progressive format
    (page 19).

    Replays the scene/briefly fast forwards the scene.

    DVD

    . (previous)/
    > (next)

    Goes to the beginning of the previous/next title/chapter/scene/track.
    For the HDD, you cannot go to the beginning of the previous/next title.

    (fast reverse/fast forward)

    Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when pressed during playback.
    Search speed changes as follows:
    fast reverse fast forward
    m1 T t 1M*1
    m2 T T t t 2M
    m3*2 T T T t t t 3M*2
    When you press and hold the button, fast forward/fast reverse continues at the
    selected speed until you release the button.
    *1 When

    you press M once during playback of a title recorded in the HDD, you
    can play quickly with sound (“x1.5” appears).
    *2 m3 and 3M are only available for the HDD and DVDs.

    (slow, freeze frame)
    HDD

    +RW

    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.

    -RWVR

    +R

    -R
    DVD VCD *
    * Playback direction only
    -RWVideo

    X (pause)

    Pauses playback.

    To resume normal playback, press H.

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    b Notes
    • Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles
    recorded on this recorder.
    • 96 kHz PCM audio and DTS audio do not have
    surround effects.
    • The surround effects do not work while performing
    playback quickly with sound.

    Adjusting the picture quality
    HDD
    DVD

    1

    Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a CD

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    Press TOOLS during playback to select
    “Video Settings,” and press ENTER.
    Video Settings
    Select the item you want to change.
    Y NR :

    2

    C NR :

    2

    BNR :

    2

    MNR :

    1

    DVE :

    Off

    Playback

    • 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 62).

    +RW
    VCD

    PB Video Equalizer

    2

    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.
    “MNR” (mosquito noise reduction): Reduces
    the faint noise appearing around the outlines
    of the images. The noise reduction effects are
    automatically adjusted within each setting
    range according to the video bit rate and other
    factors.
    “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.

    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 97).

    3

    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)
    “MNR”: (weak) Off 1
    2 3 (strong)
    “DVE”*: (weak) Off 1
    2 3 (strong)
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    “PB Video Equalizer”:

    “Audio Filter”: 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.
    “AV SYNC”: When the video is delayed, this
    function delays the audio for synchronization
    with the video (0 to 120 milliseconds). Larger
    numbers indicate a longer audio delay for
    synchronization with the video. When
    dubbing to a VCR or other video recording
    equipment, be sure to return this setting to 0
    ms (default).

    • 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 2 and 3 to adjust any other items.
    * “1” softens the outlines of the images. “2”
    enhances the outlines and “3” enhances them more
    than “2.”

    b Notes
    • If the outlines of the images on your screen become
    blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to “Off.”
    • Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the
    above BNR, MNR, Y NR, or C NR effects may be hard
    to discern. And, these functions may not work with
    some screen sizes.
    • When using the DVE function, noise found in the title
    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.”

    Adjusting the sound quality
    HDD
    DVD

    +RW
    VCD

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    +R

    -R

    DATA CD

    1

    Press TOOLS during playback to select
    “Audio Settings,” and press ENTER.

    2

    Select an item, and press ENTER.
    “Surround” (TVS): Selects one of the
    surround modes.
    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.
    • Off: No surround effect
    • Dynamic: Creates one set of virtual rear
    speakers.
    • Wide: Creates five sets of virtual rear
    speakers.
    • Night: Creates five sets of virtual rear
    speakers. Effective at low volume.
    • Standard: Creates three sets of virtual rear
    speakers. Effective when you use two
    separate front speakers.
    *TVS was developed by Sony to produce home
    surround sound with just a stereo TV.

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

    3

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

    b Notes
    • There may be little effect by changing the Audio Filter
    depending on the disc or playback environment.
    • To enjoy the surround TVS modes, set “Digital Out” to
    “On” and “Dolby Digital” to “D-PCM” and “MPEG”
    to “PCM” in “Audio” setup.
    • The volume may be reduced when surround effects are
    set.
    • When the playback signal does not contain a signal for
    the rear speakers, the surround effects will be difficult
    to hear.
    • In addition, the surround effects may also be difficult to
    hear depending on the title being played and the
    environment where the recorder is being used.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The surround effects do not work while performing
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    Pausing a TV Broadcast (TV Pause)
    You can pause a current TV broadcast, and then
    continue watching the programme at a later time.
    This is useful when you receive an unexpected
    phone call or visitor while watching TV.

    1

    While viewing a TV broadcast with this
    recorder, press X.
    The picture pauses. You can pause the picture
    for up to three hours.
    News

    ABCD 9
    Stereo

    2

    Press X or H again to resume watching
    the programme.

    b Notes
    • Paused titles are not saved to the HDD.
    • This function is cancelled when:
    – x (stop) is pressed.
    – PROG +/– is pressed.
    – DVD is pressed.
    – Z (open/close) is pressed.
    – TITLE LIST is pressed.
    – INPUT SELECT is pressed.

    (Electronic Programme Guide) is pressed.
    – the recorder is turned off.
    – a timer recording or Synchro Recording is started.
    – DV dubbing or regular dubbing is started.
    • It may take a few seconds to resume playback of the
    paused programme.
    • Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
    there will always be a time difference of about one
    minute or more between the recorded programme and
    the current TV broadcast.

    HDD

    -RWVR

    “Chasing Playback” allows you to view the
    recorded part of a programme while the recording
    is being made. You do not need to wait until the
    recording finishes.

    Press TOOLS while recording to 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.

    Playback

    TV pause

    Playing from the beginning of the
    programme you are recording
    (Chasing Playback)

    b Notes
    • For DVD-RWs (VR mode), this function does not
    work when recording:
    – on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
    – in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
    • The DVD’s picture on your TV screen freezes for a few
    seconds when you fast forward/fast reverse or instant
    replay/advance the recording.
    • Chasing Playback is possible from one minute or more
    after recording starts.
    • Even if you fast forward the recorded programme,
    there will always be a time difference of about one
    minute or more between the recorded programme and
    the current TV broadcast.

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    Playing a previous recording while
    making another (Simultaneous Rec
    and Play)
    HDD
    DVD

    +RW

    VCD

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    +R

    -R

    DATA DVD DATA CD

    “Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view
    a previously recorded programme while recording
    programmes. Playback continues even if a timer
    recording starts. Use this function as follows:
    • While recording to the HDD:
    Play another title on the HDD.
    Play a previously recorded programme on a
    DVD by pressing DVD.
    • While recording to a DVD:
    Play a previously recorded programme on the
    HDD by pressing HDD.
    • While recording to a DVD-RW (VR mode)*1:
    Play another title on the same DVD-RW (VR
    mode) disc.*2
    *1

    Simultaneous Rec and Play function does not work
    when you record:
    – on a 1x-speed DVD-RW.
    – in the HQ or HSP recording mode.
    *2 Picture noise may appear depending upon the
    condition of the recording, or when playing a title
    recorded in the HQ or HSP recording mode. The
    picture freezes for a few seconds when you use fast
    forward/fast reverse or instant replay/advance.

    You can also play a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD,
    Super VIDEO CD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA
    CD while recording on the HDD.

    Example: Play another title on the HDD while
    recording to the HDD.

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    1

    While recording, press TITLE LIST to
    display the HDD Title List.

    2

    Select the title you want to play, and press
    ENTER.

    3

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

    Example: Play a DVD while recording to the
    HDD.

    1

    While recording, press DVD and insert the
    DVD into the recorder.

    2

    Press TITLE LIST to display the DVD Title
    List.

    3

    Select the title you want to play, and press
    ENTER.

    4

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

    b Note
    You cannot play a DVD or VIDEO CD recorded in the
    NTSC colour system while recording on the HDD. When
    playing a VIDEO CD, be sure to set “Colour System” to
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    Searching by title number or time
    code

    Searching for a Title/
    Chapter/Track, etc.

    HDD
    DVD
    Number
    buttons, SET

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    CLEAR

    +RW
    VCD

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    CD

    +R

    -R

    DATA DVD DATA CD

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

    0

    1

    Press TOOLS during playback to select a
    search method, and press ENTER.
    “Title Search” (for DVDs)
    “Chapter Search” (for HDD/DVDs)
    “Track Search” (for CDs/DATA CDs)
    “Search” (for VIDEO CDs)
    “Album Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA
    CDs)
    “Time Search” (for HDD/DVDs): Searches
    for a starting point by entering the time code.
    “File Search” (for DATA DVDs/DATA CDs)

    Playback

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER
    TOOLS

    The display for entering the number appears.
    Example: Title Search

    Searching by Thumbnail (Visual
    Search)
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    Each chapter is displayed as a thumbnail. You can
    search for the desired scene visually.

    1

    Title : -- (21)

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

    2

    Press TOOLS during playback to select
    “Visual Search,” and press ENTER.
    VISUAL SEARCH

    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.

    9 World Sports

    Chapter 4(30)
    0:12:45

    3
    2

    Select a scene using </,, and press
    ENTER.
    Playback of the selected scene is started.

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

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

    b Note
    “Title Search” is not applicable to the HDD.

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    Playing MP3 Audio Tracks
    or JPEG Image Files

    Selecting an MP3 album or track

    1

    Press TITLE LIST.
    The album list appears.
    To change the page, press

    DATA DVD DATA CD

    You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image
    files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CDRWs) or JPEG image files on DATA DVDs
    (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/
    DVD-Rs).

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    Music Album

    3

    Classic

    3

    Samba

    Dance

    4

    Live

    Jazz

    5

    Piano

    Jazz

    6

    My heart

    Pop music

    7

    Paradise

    Pop music

    8

    The Best

    Pop music

    The track list appears.
    To change the page, press

    /

    .

    TITLE LIST
    8 The Best

    TOOLS
    >
    x

    1

    01 Holiday

    2

    02 Lonely

    3

    03 Candy

    4

    04 Rainy day

    5

    05 Station

    6

    06 Magic

    7

    07 Moon

    8

    08 Butterfly

    TIME/TEXT

    Insert a disc.
    See “Inserting a Disc” on page 29.

    2

    Classic

    Symphony

    Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.

    H

    1

    Opera

    2

    Select an album, and press ENTER.

    </M/m/,,
    ENTER

    DISPLAY

    1

    The sub-menu appears.

    TITLE LIST

    .
    m/M

    .

    TITLE LIST

    2

    0

    /

    /

    4

    Select a track, and press ENTER.
    “Play”: Plays the track.
    “Play Beginning”: Plays the beginning of the
    track.
    “Track Data”: Shows data about the track
    such as artist and album name.

    Press H.
    For MP3 discs, playback starts from the first
    MP3 audio track on the disc.
    For JPEG files, a slideshow of the pictures on
    the disc begins.
    If the DATA CD contains both MP3 audio
    tracks and JPEG image files, playback starts
    from the JPEG image files the first time H is
    pressed.

    To stop playback
    Press x.

    To fast review or forward a track
    Press m/M during playback.

    To go to the previous or next MP3 audio track
    Press . or > during playback. If you
    repeatedly press . or >, you will go to the
    previous or next album.

    To go to the previous or next album
    Press
    z Hint
    Press the

    /

    during playback.
    (audio) button to switch between stereo

    or monaural audio tracks.

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    Selecting a JPEG album or image

    1

    Press TITLE LIST.
    The album list appears.
    To change the page, press

    /

    .

    To change the slideshow speed
    Press TOOLS while the album list or image list is
    displayed to select “Slideshow Speed,” and press
    ENTER. Then select the speed from “Fast”
    (quick), “Normal,” and “Slow.”

    To go to the previous or next album
    Press

    TITLE LIST

    /

    while the JPEG image is displayed.

    Photo Album
    1

    Flowers

    ROOT

    2

    Aquarium

    Summer

    3

    Summer

    Hiking

    Summer

    5

    Tennis match

    Summer

    6

    Zoo

    Summer

    7

    Consert

    Winter

    8

    Party

    Winter

    Select an album, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    3

    Select “View Album,” and press ENTER.
    The image list appears.
    To change the page, press

    b Notes
    /

    .

    TITLE LIST
    6 Zoo

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    10

    11

    12

    DSC00029 25.11.2005 15:50

    4

    Playback

    2

    Festival

    4

    z Hints
    • If you are playing a DATA CD that has both MP3 and
    JPEG files, you can switch between photo and music
    albums by using the </, buttons when the album
    list is displayed.
    • You can rotate a JPEG image by using the </,
    buttons when the image is displayed.
    • Press DISPLAY repeatedly to show information about
    the JPEG album or image on your TV screen. Then
    press TIME/TEXT to toggle between the current
    selected image number and album number.

    Select an image, and press ENTER.
    “View Image”: Shows the image on the entire
    screen.
    “Slideshow”: Shows the images in the album
    as a slideshow.
    “Image Data”: Shows data about when the
    picture was taken.

    • If the DVD disc, such as a disc from a DVD video
    camera, contains both video and JPEG images, only the
    video can be played back.
    • Some JPEG files, especially files of three million
    pixels or more, may lengthen the slideshow interval.
    • Rotated JPEG images will not be saved when you press
    x or switch to another folder.
    • Images larger than 720 × 480 will be reduced to 720 ×
    480 when displayed.
    • Images larger than 4 mega bytes cannot be displayed.
    • Progressive JPEG images cannot be displayed.
    • When you attempt to play a broken file or a file that
    does not satisfy the play conditions,
    appears but
    the recorder cannot play the file.

    To stop viewing the JPEG image
    Press x.

    To view the previous or next picture
    Press ./> while the picture is displayed.

    To rotate a picture
    Press TOOLS while the image is displayed to
    select “Rotate Right” or “Rotate Left,” and press
    ENTER.

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    About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG
    image files

    MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
    files that the recorder can play

    MP3 is audio compression technology that
    satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is
    image compression technology.
    You can play MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3)
    format audio tracks and JPEG image files on
    DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or
    JPEG image files on DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/
    DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs).
    DATA CDs discs must be recorded according to
    ISO9660 Level 1, Level 2 or Joliet format for the
    recorder to recognize the MP3 tracks. DATA
    DVDs must be recorded in Universal Disc Format
    (UDF). You can also play discs recorded in
    MultiSession.
    See the instructions supplied with the CD-R/CDRW/DVD-R/DVD-RW drives and the recording
    software (not supplied) for details on the recording
    format.

    The recorder can play the following tracks and
    files:
    – MP3 audio tracks with the extension “.MP3,”
    “.mp3,” or “Mp3.”
    – JPEG image files with the extension “.JPEG,”
    “.jpg,” “.JPG,” “.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg.”
    – JPEG image files that conform to the DCF*
    image file format.

    Note on MultiSession/Border discs
    If MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files are
    recorded in the first session/border, the recorder
    will also play MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image
    files in other sessions/borders. If audio tracks and
    images in Music CD format or Video CD format
    are recorded in the first session/border, only the
    first session/border will be played back.

    b Note
    The recorder may not be able to play some DATA CDs/
    DATA DVDs created in the Packet Write format.

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    * “Design rule for Camera File system”: Image standards
    for digital cameras regulated by JEITA (Japan
    Electronics and Information Technology Industries
    Association).

    b Notes
    • The recorder will play any data with the extension
    “.MP3,” “.mp3,” “Mp3,” “.JPEG,” “.jpg,” “.JPG,”
    “.Jpg,” “.jpeg,” or “.Jpeg” even if they are not in MP3
    or JPEG format. Playing these data may generate a loud
    noise which could damage your speaker system.
    • The recorder does not conform to audio tracks in
    mp3PRO format.
    • Some files cannot be played.
    • The letters that cannot be displayed are replaced with
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    About playback order of albums,
    tracks, and files
    Albums play in the following order:

    Structure of disc contents
    Tree 1

    Tree 2

    Tree 3

    Tree 4

    Tree 5

    b Notes

    Playback

    • Depending on the software you use to create the DATA
    DVD/DATA CD, the playback order may differ from
    the above illustration.
    • No more than a total of 199 individual folders can be
    played. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files
    are counted as well.)
    • No more than a total of 999 folders and files can be
    played. (Files other than JPEG/MP3 files, and folders
    that do not contain JPEG/MP3 files are counted as
    well.)
    • No more than 200 folders and files can be recognized
    in a single folder. (Folders that do not contain JPEG/
    MP3 files are counted as well.)
    • Proceeding to the next or another album may take some
    time.
    • This recorder supports MP3 audio bit rates up to 160
    kbps.

    ROOT

    Album

    z Hints
    • If you add numbers (01, 02, 03, etc.) to the front of the
    track/file names when you store the tracks (or files) in
    a disc, the tracks and files 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.

    MP3 audio track/
    JPEG image file

    When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and
    press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are
    played sequentially, from 1 through 7.
    For JPEG image file, press
    to go to the next
    album. (For instance, when you want to go from 1
    to 2.)
    Any sub-albums/tracks (or files) 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.) When you
    press TITLE LIST and the list of album names
    appears (page 35), the album names are arranged
    in the following order: A t B t C t D t
    F t G. Albums that do not contain tracks (or
    files) (such as album E) do not appear in the list.

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    To create and edit Playlist titles
    Erasing and 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 10).

    b Notes
    • You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc
    or a timer recording starts while editing.
    • DVD discs created by DVD video cameras cannot be
    edited on this recorder.

    Edit options for the HDD and DVDRWs (VR mode)

    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.

    Original

    Playlist

    HDD -RWVR

    You can enjoy advanced edit functions. First you
    have two options for the HDD and DVD-RWs
    (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.

    To edit original titles
    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 73).
    – Setting protection against erasure (page 73).
    – Erasing a title (page 73).
    – Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
    – Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 74).
    – Erasing all titles on the disc (page 76).
    – Erasing a chapter (page 74).
    – Dividing one title into two titles (HDD only)
    (page 75).

    72

    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 77).
    The advanced edit functions available for Playlist
    titles are:
    – Setting protection against erasure (HDD only)
    (page 73).
    – Labelling a title (page 73).
    – Erasing a title (page 73).
    – Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
    – Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) (page 74).
    – Rearranging the title order (page 78).
    – Dividing a title into multiple titles (page 75).
    – Combining multiple titles into one title
    (page 78).
    – Erasing a chapter (page 74).
    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.”



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    b 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.
    • If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
    control information is full, erase or edit unnecessary
    titles.
    • Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the “CopyOnce” copy protection signal cannot be dubbed or
    moved (page 80).

    Erasing and Editing a Title
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    This section explains the basic edit functions. Note
    that editing is irreversible. To edit the HDD or
    DVD-RWs (VR mode) without changing the
    original recordings, create a Playlist title
    (page 77).

    Edit options for DVD+RWs/DVDRWs (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 73).
    – Labelling a title (page 73).
    – Erasing a title (page 73).
    – Erasing multiple titles (page 75).
    – Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase)
    (DVD+RWs only) (page 74).
    – Erasing all titles on the disc (page 76).
    – Erasing titles to open up disc space (Disc Map)
    (DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs (Video mode)
    only) (page 76).

    2

    4

    5

    3
    6

    7

    8

    9

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    TITLE LIST

    .
    m/M

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    ENTER
    TOOLS
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    Erasing and Editing

    b Notes
    • When editing a DVD+R or DVD-R, finish all editing
    before finalising the disc. You cannot edit a finalised
    disc.
    • The available disc space does not increase even when
    you erase titles for DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs.
    • If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s
    control information is full, erase or edit unnecessary
    titles.

    1

    X

    CHAPTER
    MARK

    1

    CHAPTER
    MARK ERASE

    Press TITLE LIST.
    For HDD titles or DVD-RWs 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.
    “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 36).
    “Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s
    thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List
    (page 34).
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    “A-B Erase”: Erases a section of the title
    (page 74).
    “Delete Chapter”: Erases chapter units of the
    title while viewing thumbnails (see below).
    “Divide”: Divides a title into two titles
    (page 75).

    z Hints
    • You can erase multiple titles at one time (page 75), or
    erase all of the titles on the disc at once (page 76).
    • You can automatically erase titles that have already
    played.
    • You can label or re-label DVDs (page 38).

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

    +RW

    -RWVR

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

    1

    After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
    Title,” select “A-B Erase” and press
    ENTER.
    The display for setting point A appears.
    • To return to the beginning of the title, press
    X and then press ..

    b Note
    DVD-RW (VR mode) playlist titles cannot be protected.

    A–B Erase (Set point A)

    5 Weather

    Erasing a chapter (Delete Chapter)
    HDD -RWVR

    Thumbnails are displayed for each chapter. You
    can easily select and erase a section in a title.
    Note that erasing a chapter cannot be undone.
    Playback point

    1

    After step 2 of “Erasing and Editing a
    Title,” select “Delete Chapter,” and press
    ENTER.

    2

    Select a thumbnail of the chapter using
    </,, and press ENTER.

    2

    The display for setting point B appears.

    3

    Delete Selected Chapters 9 World Sports

    Cancel

    Reset All

    • To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
    • To erase multiple chapters, repeat step 2.
    • To reset all selections, select “Reset All.”

    3

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The display asks for confirmation.

    4

    Select point B by pressing m/M, and
    press ENTER.
    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.
    • To preview the title without scenes to be
    erased, select “Preview” (except for
    DVD+RWs).

    Chapter 4(30)
    0:12:45

    OK

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

    4

    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.”

    Select “Yes,” and press ENTER.
    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.

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    b 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)
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    Dividing a title (Divide)
    HDD -RWVR *

    If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do not
    want to reduce the picture quality, divide the title
    into two shorter titles. Note that dividing a title
    cannot be undone.
    * Only playlist titles can be divided for DVD-RW (VR
    mode).

    -R

    1

    You can select and erase more than one title at one
    time using the TOOLS menu.

    Press TITLE LIST.
    Press TOOLS to select “Erase Titles,” and
    press ENTER.
    The display for selecting titles to be erased
    appears.

    3

    Press TOOLS and select “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 “Divide,” and press ENTER.
    The display for setting the dividing point
    appears. The title starts to play in the
    background.
    • To return to the beginning of the title, press
    X and then press ..

    Select a title, and press ENTER.
    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.”

    Divide

    Erasing and Editing

    1
    2

    Press TITLE LIST.

    1 Vacation

    Erase Titles
    Select the titles to erase.

    OK

    12

    Tennis

    28.10

    11

    Travel

    26.10

    10

    Mystry

    25.10

    9

    World Sports

    19.10

    8

    Family

    17.10

    Cancel

    Reset All

    4

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

    5

    When you finish selecting titles, select
    “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The list of the titles to be erased appears for
    confirmation.
    • To change the selection, select “Change,”
    and repeat from step 3.

    6

    Select “OK” and press ENTER.
    The titles are erased.

    4

    Select the dividing point by pressing m/
    M, and press ENTER.
    The display asks for confirmation.
    • To change the dividing point, select
    “Change.”

    5

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

    6

    Select “Yes,” and press ENTER to enter a
    new name.
    Follow the explanations on page 36. After you
    enter a new name, the title is divided in two.

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    3

    Erasing all titles on the disc
    HDD

    1

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    The display for selecting titles to be erased
    appears.
    • To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
    • To erase more titles, repeat step 3.

    -R

    Press TOOLS to select “Disc Info,” and
    press ENTER.

    Disc Map

    The “Disc Information” display appears.

    2
    3

    Select a title by pressing </,, and
    press ENTER.

    Select “Erase All,” and press ENTER.

    2 Journey
    Fri 17.9.2004 20:00 (1H00M)

    SP 0.6GB

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    All titles on the disc are erased (except the
    protected titles).
    Erase

    Erasing titles to open up disc
    space (Disc Map)
    +RW

    Selected title

    4

    Select “Erase,” and press ENTER.
    The display asks for confirmation.

    -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.

    1
    2

    Cancel

    Insert a disc and press TITLE LIST.

    5

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The selected titles are erased, freeing up disc
    space.
    • To change the selection, select “Change.”

    Creating chapters manually
    HDD

    -RWVR

    Press TOOLS to select “Disc Map,” and
    press ENTER.

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

    The “Disc Map” display appears.
    • To check the open space, select the space by
    pressing </,.

    Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you
    want to divide the title into chapters.

    Disc Map

    Empty Title
    HQ: 0H30M
    LP : 1H30M

    HSP: 0H45M
    EP : 2H00M

    SP : 1H00M
    SLP: 3H00M

    2.3 GB
    LSP: 1H15M
    SEP: 4H00M

    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.

    To erase chapter marks
    Erase

    Cancel

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

    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
    MARK ERASE.
    The current chapter combines with the previous
    chapter.

    b Notes
    • When dubbing, any chapter marks you enter will be
    erased.
    • To insert a chapter mark manually during recording, set
    “Auto Chapter” in “Features” setup to “Off.”

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    Creating and Editing a
    Playlist

    5

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

    6

    HDD -RWVR

    Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without
    changing the actual recordings. You can create up
    to 97 Playlist titles.

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

    1
    2

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

    Select the OUT point by pressing m/M,
    and press ENTER.
    The display asks for confirmation.
    To reset the IN or OUT point, select “Change
    IN” or “Change OUT” and repeat step 5 or 6.
    To view the selected scene, select “Preview.”

    7

    Select “OK,” and ENTER.
    The Scene List menu appears with all of the
    selected scenes.

    Press TITLE LIST.

    Total duration of
    the selected scene
    Scene List

    Total number of scenes

    Total 0:13:19

    Scenes 1

    Create Playlist
    Select a title to start capturing.

    3

    1

    Cancel

    12

    Tennis

    28.10

    11

    Travel

    26.10

    10

    Mystry

    25.10

    9

    World Sports

    19.10

    8

    Family

    17.10

    7

    Nature

    15.10

    Add

    • To add more scenes, select “Add” and go to
    step 3.
    • To preview all of the captured scenes in the
    listed order, select “Preview.”

    8

    Select the scene you want to re-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 5.
    “Change OUT”: Allows you to change the
    OUT point, and repeat from step 6.

    The display for setting the start point (IN)
    appears. The title starts to play in the
    background.
    • To return to the beginning of the title, press
    X and then press ..
    9 World Sports

    Quit

    Preview

    Select “Capture,” and press ENTER.

    Capture(Set IN point)

    World Sports
    0:10:26 - 0:23:45

    Select the title you want to include in the
    Playlist title, 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, go to step 8.

    4

    OK

    Scene List

    ORIGINAL

    Erasing and Editing

    Press TOOLS to select “Create Playlist,”
    and press ENTER.

    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”
    (page 36).

    10 Select “OK” to use the default name, and
    press ENTER.

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    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.

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

    3

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

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

    Combine
    Select the titles to combine.
    4

    1

    b Note

    3

    The picture may pause when the edited scene is played.

    Moving a Playlist title (Change
    Order)

    4

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

    5

    Cruising

    Cancel

    25. 9

    2

    Journey

    17. 9

    1

    Vacation

    15. 9

    Reset All

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

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

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

    Combine

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

    2

    25. 9

    To cancel all of the selections, select “Reset
    All.”

    -RWVR

    1

    OK

    Yacht

    Combine the titles in the following order.
    1

    4

    Yacht

    25. 9

    2

    3

    Cruising

    25. 9

    Select the title you want to move, and
    press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.

    3

    OK

    Select “Change Order,” and press ENTER.

    6

    Change Order
    1

    Vacation

    15.9

    Cancel

    4

    Journey

    17.9

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

    Combining multiple Playlist titles
    (Combine)
    HDD -RWVR

    1

    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 36.
    To change the selection, select “Change” and
    go to step 3.

    Where do you want to move this title?
    2

    Change

    7

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

    b Note
    When the number of chapters in the title to be combined
    exceeds the limit, the chapters at the end are combined
    into a single chapter.

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

    Dividing a Playlist title (Divide)

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

    HDD -RWVR

    You can divide a Playlist title. For operations, see
    page 75.

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    Dubbing (HDD y DVD)

    Before Dubbing
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying a
    recorded title on the internal hard disk drive
    (HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You can
    select to dub one title at a time (Title Dubbing –
    see “Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)” on
    page 81), or multiple titles all at once (Multiple
    Title Dubbing – see “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
    Selected Titles)” on page 82).
    Before you start, read the following precautions,
    which are common to both dubbing methods.

    Before you start…
    • Select the disc type according to your needs
    (page 10). This recorder can record on various
    discs.
    • You cannot record both the main and sub sound
    on a DVD+RW, DVD-RW (Video mode),
    DVD+R, or DVD-R. You can only record the
    main sound.
    • Timer recordings and Synchro-Recording do not
    start during dubbing. Before you start, check the
    Timer List menu to see if there is any timer
    recording due to start during dubbing.
    • When “Auto Chapter” of “Features” setup is set
    to “On,” chapter marks are automatically
    inserted at approximately 6-minute intervals
    while dubbing from the HDD to a DVD, or when
    the recorder detects picture and sound changes
    while dubbing from a DVD to the HDD. The
    chapter marks in the dubbing source are not
    retained in the dubbed title.

    z Hints
    • When you dub a Playlist title, it is recorded as an
    Original title.
    • When dubbed from a DVD to the HDD, the picture size
    and the sound types originally recorded are retained.

    b Notes
    • To play a dubbed disc on other DVD equipment,
    finalise the disc (page 39).
    • The recorder may not function as described depending
    on the disc status. Follow the instructions that appear on
    the screen.
    • You cannot dub from DVD VIDEOs to the HDD.
    • Thumbnails that you have set for the originally
    recorded title (page 34) will not be retained in the
    dubbed title.

    About “Dub Mode”

    Dubbing (HDD y DVD)

    If you want to record from a digital video camera
    connected to the DV IN jack, see “DV Dubbing”
    on page 84. To record from equipment connected
    to the LINE IN jacks, see “Recording from
    connected equipment without a timer” on page 59.

    • For a title whose picture size (16:9 or 4:3) is
    mixed:
    – When dubbed from the HDD to DVD-RW
    (Video mode) or DVD-R, the picture size is
    determined by the setting in “DVD Line Rec.
    Picture Size” (page 53).
    – When dubbed from HDD to DVD+RW or
    DVD+R, the picture size is always 4:3.
    – When dubbed from HDD to DVD-RW (VR
    mode), the originally recorded picture size is
    retained.

    With this recorder, the recording mode for
    dubbing is displayed as “Dub Mode.” Two
    dubbing method are available: High-speed
    Dubbing and Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing.
    Read the following and select according to the
    required time, disc space, and picture quality.

    Dubbing at high-speed (High-speed Dubbing)
    HDD , +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo / +R /
    -R

    Allows you to dub what you have stored in the
    HDD to a high-speed DVD (8x-speed
    DVD+RWs/6x-speed DVD-RWs/16x-speed
    DVD+Rs/16x-speed DVD-Rs, or slower versions
    of each disc type), without changing the recording
    mode.
    Set “Dub Mode” to “Fast” in “Title Dub” or “Dub
    Selected Titles” display (page 81). You cannot
    select “Fast” when titles that cannot be dubbed at
    high speed are selected (such as the titles displayed
    in “Notes” below). The minimum required time is
    as follows (approximate).

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    Required times for High-speed Dubbing from
    HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme)*1
    Speed*2 6x

    6x*3

    8x*4

    8x*4

    Highspeed
    DVD+
    RW

    Highspeed
    DVD-R

    High- DVD+R
    speed (Double
    DVD+R Layer)

    2.4x

    +R

    /

    -R

    Allows you to dub from the HDD to a DVD or vice
    versa, in a dubbing mode that differs from the
    original recordings. For example, when you dub
    an HQ title (data size is large) in SP mode, you can
    reduce the data size, saving more titles using less
    space.
    Select a mode different from the original recording
    in “Dub Mode” in the steps of “Dubbing a single
    title (Title Dub)” on page 81 or “Dubbing multiple
    titles (Dub Selected Titles)” on page 82.
    When a title recorded to HDD in HQ or HQ+ mode
    is converted to another mode, the recorder
    automatically assigns an appropriate bit rate, thus
    retaining the original picture quality as much as
    possible.

    Rec.
    mode

    Highspeed
    DVDRW

    HQ

    10 min. 10 min. 8 min. 8 min. 25 min.

    HSP

    6 min. 6 min. 5 min. 5 min. 16 min.
    40 sec. 40 sec.
    40 sec.

    SP

    5 min. 5 min. 3 min. 3 min. 12 min.
    45 sec. 45 sec. 30 sec.

    LSP

    4 min. 4 min. 3 min. 3 min. 10 min.

    LP

    3 min. 3 min. 2 min. 2 min. 8 min.
    20 sec. 20 sec. 30 sec. 30 sec. 20 sec.

    EP

    2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 2 min. 6 min.
    30 sec. 30 sec.
    15 sec.

    SLP

    1 min. 60
    60
    1 min. 60
    40 sec. min.*5 15 sec. min.*5 min.*5

    The picture quality will not improve even if a title is
    converted to a recording mode of better picture quality.

    SEP

    1 min. 60
    56 sec. 60
    60
    15 sec. min.*5
    min.*5 min.*5

    Dubbing restriction

    *2

    *3
    *4
    *5

    The values in the above table are for reference only.
    Actual times for dubbing also require time for creating
    disc’s control information and other data.
    This is the maximum recording speed of this recorder.
    The value may vary depending on the disc condition.
    Also, this recorder may be unable to record at the
    maximum speed for discs that support recording
    speeds exceeding the maximum value.
    The maximum drive speed of this recorder is 6x when
    using 6x-speed or faster DVD+RWs.
    The maximum drive speed of this recorder is 8x when
    using 8x-speed or faster DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs.
    High-speed dubbing is not available when dubbing
    titles recorded in SLP and SEP mode to DVD+RWs
    and DVD+Rs.

    b Notes
    • High-speed Dubbing is not available for the following
    titles:
    – Titles recorded in HQ+.
    – Titles that contain both main and sub sounds (except
    DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
    – Titles recorded in mixed picture size (4:3 and 16:9
    etc.), (except DVD-RWs (VR mode)).
    • When dubbed to a DVD-RW (Video mode)/
    DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-R, remnants of edited titles
    may remain on the disc. If you edit a title, use the Rec
    Mode Conversion Dubbing method. This will smooth
    out the pauses between the scenes.
    • When dubbing to a DVD+R DL disc, the video may be
    momentarily interrupted at the point where the layers
    switch.

    b Note

    You cannot dub movies and other DVD Videos to
    the HDD. Also, when dubbing from a DVD to the
    HDD, a gray, blank screen will be recorded for
    scenes that contain a copy protection signal.
    Copy
    protection
    signals
    Copy-Free
    (No copy
    protection
    signal)
    Copy-Once

    Dubbing

    HDD

    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR

    ,

    *1

    80

    Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing
    HDD n +RW / -RWVR / -RWVideo /

    -RWVideo

    +R

    ,

    -RWVR

    ,

    -R

    *

    * CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only
    CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a
    coding technology that protects copyrights for images.



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    Move
    HDD , -RWVR

    Titles containing “Copy-Once” copy protection
    signals can be moved only from HDD to DVDRW (VR mode)* (after the title is moved, the
    original title in the HDD is erased). The “Move”
    function is performed using the same procedure as
    dubbing (page 81). Titles containing “CopyOnce” copy protection signals are indicated with
    .

    Dubbing
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    Dubbing a single title (Title Dub)

    1

    Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
    or from.

    b Notes
    • The following titles in the HDD cannot be moved.
    – Protected titles
    – Playlist titles
    – Original titles referenced from the playlist
    • If the move operation is stopped before completion, the
    title in the HDD is not erased.

    2
    3

    Press HDD or DVD to select the source.

    4

    Select a title, and press ENTER.

    * CPRM-compatible DVD-RWs (VR mode) only.

    5

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    menu.
    The sub-menu appears.

    Select “Dubbing,” and press ENTER.

    Title Dub

    2.0GB

    2.6GB

    This title will be dubbed. Set the dub mode.

    1 World Cup Final
    Dub Mode
    SP 2.0GB

    Dubbing (HDD y DVD)

    The display for selecting the dubbing mode
    appears.
    If a title with
    (page 81) is selected in the
    title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
    To “Move,” select “Yes.”

    Rec Mode: SP

    Start

    Cancel

    A Size of the title (approximate)
    B Direction of dubbing
    C Available space on the disc to be
    dubbed (approximate)
    D Information about the title to be dubbed
    E Dubbing mode and the space that
    remains after dubbing (approximate)

    6

    Select “Dub Mode.”

    ,continued

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    7

    Select a dubbing mode by pressing M/m.
    Fast*

    HQ
    SEP

    HSP
    SLP

    SP
    EP

    LSP

    LP

    * Appears when High-speed Dubbing is available
    for the title (page 79).

    8

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
    The dubbing indication appears in the front
    panel display (page 35).

    To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
    (Auto Dub Mode)
    If there is not enough available space on the target
    disc, the recorder automatically selects a dubbing
    mode with lower picture quality according to the
    available space. If there is insufficient disc space
    in the selected dubbing mode, the following
    display appears after step 8.

    Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
    Selected Titles)
    A maximum of 30 selected titles can be dubbed at
    once. You can select the dubbing mode for each
    title.

    1

    Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to
    or from.

    2
    3

    Press HDD or DVD to select the source.

    4

    Press TOOLS to select “Dub Selected
    Titles,” and press ENTER.
    Dub Selected Titles

    Cancel

    5

    Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER to
    start dubbing. To manually select another dubbing
    mode, select “Reset,” and go to step 7.

    z Hints
    • If disc space is still insufficient for the selected dubbing
    mode, erase unnecessary parts of the title, or free up
    disc space by erasing titles on the disc (page 76).
    • You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
    recorder completes dubbing even after being turned off.

    82

    Start
    Cancel

    4 World Tour – Asia 3

    25.6

    3 World Cup Final

    20.6

    2 World Tour – Asia 2

    18.6

    1 World Tour – Asia 1

    11.6

    Settings
    Reset

    Select titles in the order you want to dub,
    and press ENTER.
    The titles are numbered in the selected order.
    To cancel the selection, press ENTER again.
    If a title with
    (page 81) is selected in the
    title list, a confirmation screen is displayed.
    To “Move,” select “Yes.”

    To stop dubbing
    Press TOOLS to select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
    ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
    “Yes,” and press ENTER.

    4.6GB

    ORIGINAL

    There is not enough memory for the dubbing.
    Select "Auto Dub Mode" or adjust the mode.

    Reset

    0.0GB

    Select title(s) in the order you want to dub them.

    Title Dub

    Auto Dub Mode

    Press TITLE LIST to turn on the Title List
    menu.

    6

    Repeat step 5 to select all of the titles you
    want to dub.
    To make adjustments for each of the titles,
    select “Settings” (see “To adjust the settings
    for each title” below). To cancel all of the
    selections, select “Reset,” and go to step 5.

    7

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
    The dubbing indication appears in the front
    panel display (page 35).



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    To adjust the settings for each title
    You can make detailed settings for each of the
    selected titles during Multiple Title Dubbing.

    1

    In step 6 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
    Selected Titles)” on page 82, select “Settings”
    and press ENTER.
    The following display for making the
    adjustments appears.
    To re-select titles, select “Change,” and go to
    step 5 of “Dubbing multiple titles (Dub
    Selected Titles)” above. To have the recorder
    adjust the dubbing mode so all of the selected
    titles fit in, select “Auto mode.”

    To automatically adjust the dubbing mode
    (Auto Dub Mode)
    If there is not enough available space on the target
    disc, the recorder automatically selects a dubbing
    mode with lower picture quality according to the
    available space. The same dubbing mode is set for
    all of the titles. If disc space is insufficient for the
    selected dubbing mode, the following display
    appears after step 7 of “Dubbing multiple titles
    (Dub Selected Titles)” on page 82.
    Dub Selected Titles
    There is not enough memory. Select
    "Auto Dub Mode" or change the selection.

    Auto Dub Mode

    Dub Selected Titles

    2.1GB

    Adjust the settings for the dubbing here.

    Change

    Cancel

    4.6GB
    Start

    World Tour – Asia 1
    11.6
    Rec Mode: SP
    Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB

    Cancel

    2

    World Tour – Asia 2
    18.6
    Rec Mode: SP
    Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB

    Auto mode

    3

    World Tour – Asia 3
    25.6
    Rec Mode: SP
    Dub Mode: Fast 0.3GB

    4

    World Cup Final
    Rec Mode: SP

    Change

    20.6
    Dub Mode: Fast 1.2GB

    1 Total size of the selected titles
    2 Direction of dubbing
    3 Available space on the disc to be
    dubbed (approximate)

    Select “Auto Dub Mode” and press ENTER. If
    you have selected only one title, select “OK.”

    To stop dubbing
    Press TOOLS to select “Stop Dubbing,” and press
    ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select
    “Yes,” and press ENTER.
    z Hints
    • You can turn off the recorder during dubbing. The
    recorder completes dubbing even after being turned off.
    • You can start Multiple Title Dubbing by selecting
    “DUBBING” from the System Menu.

    Dubbing (HDD y DVD)

    1

    4 Information about the title to be dubbed
    (title name, original recording mode,
    dubbing mode, and data size after
    dubbing)
    5 Order of dubbing

    2

    Select the title which you want to adjust, and
    press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.
    “Dub Mode”: Selects the dubbing mode for
    each title (page 79).
    “Change Order”: Moves the title to change the
    dubbing order. Press M/m to select a new
    location, and press ENTER.
    “Cancel”: Cancels the title selection. The title
    is excluded from dubbing.

    3
    4

    Select an option, and press ENTER.
    When you finish making adjustments, select
    “Start,” and press ENTER.

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    DV Dubbing

    Before DV Dubbing
    This section explains dubbing with a digital video
    camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel. If
    you want to dub by way of the LINE IN jacks, see
    “Recording from connected equipment without a
    timer” on page 59.

    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 DV
    dubbing,” and then move on to the section on
    dubbing. For more information about i.LINK, see
    “About i.LINK” on page 112.

    b 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” on page 59.
    – 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.
    – the images on the tape contain copy protection
    signals, which limit recording.
    • If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment,
    finalise the disc (page 39).
    Hookups
    DVD recorder

    to DV IN

    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) or HDD.

    i.LINK cable (not supplied)

    Preparing for DV dubbing
    DV output

    You can connect a digital video camera to the DV
    IN jack on the recorder to record or edit from a
    DV/Digital 8 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.

    Digital video camera

    : Signal flow

    1

    Press HDD or DVD to select the recording
    destination.
    If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “Inserting
    a Disc” on page 29).

    2

    Insert the source DV/Digital 8 format tape
    into your digital video camera.
    For the recorder to record or edit, your digital
    video camera must be set to video playback
    mode.

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    3

    b Notes

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

    Programme
    position

    4

    L1

    L2

    L3

    L4

    DV

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

    HSP
    SLP

    SP
    EP

    LSP
    LP

    For details about the recording mode, see
    page 48.

    5

    Press TOOLS on the remote to select “DV
    Audio Input,” and press ENTER. Then,
    select the setting for the audio input.

    DV Dubbing

    “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.

    • 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/Digital 8 format tape that is
    recorded in multiple sound tracks, such as a tape with
    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 Chapter” setting
    (page 86), 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.

    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” on page 53.

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    Recording an Entire DV
    Format Tape (One Touch
    Dubbing)
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can record the entire contents of a DV/
    Digital 8 format tape onto a disc with a single
    press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on the
    recorder. The recorder controls the digital video
    camera for the whole process, and completes the
    recording.
    How chapters are created
    The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD become
    a single title. When “Auto Chapter” of “Features”
    setup is set to “On,” this title is divided into
    chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a DVDRW (VR mode), each shooting session on the tape
    becomes a chapter on the disc. For other discs, the
    recorder divides the title into chapters at
    approximately 6-minute intervals.

    Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV
    dubbing” on page 84, and press ONE-TOUCH
    DUB on the recorder.
    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.

    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.
    z Hints
    • If you set “Finalise Disc” of “One Touch Dubbing” to
    “Auto” in “Features” setup (page 100), the recorded
    disc (except DVD-RW (VR mode)) will automatically
    be finalised after recording is finished.
    • You can play back a previously recorded title on the
    HDD while One Touch Dubbing is in progress.

    b 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.

    86

    Program Edit
    HDD

    +RW

    -RWVR -RWVideo

    +R

    -R

    You can select scenes from a DV/Digital 8 format
    tape, and then automatically record selected
    scenes to the HDD or a DVD.
    To use this function, you will do the following:
    Connect your digital video camera and
    prepare for recording
    m
    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
    After you have selected the scenes, the recorder
    will fast forward and rewind the tape
    automatically and record the scenes to the HDD or
    a DVD.
    How chapters are created
    The contents dubbed to the HDD or DVD become
    a single title. When “Auto Chapter” of “Features”
    setup is set to “On,” this title is divided into
    chapters. When dubbing to the HDD or a DVDRW (VR mode), each shooting session on the tape
    becomes a chapter on the disc. For other discs, the
    recorder divides the title into chapters at
    approximately 6-minute intervals.

    1

    Follow steps 1 to 5 of “Preparing for DV
    dubbing” on page 84, and press SYSTEM
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    2

    Select “DV EDIT,” and press ENTER.

    6

    The display asks if you want to start selecting
    scenes.

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    A new Scene List menu appears with the
    selected scene.
    To add a scene, select “Add.”

    Scenes Selection
    Do you want to select a scene?

    DV EDIT

    Start

    3

    1

    A Thumbnail picture

    Select “Start,” and press ENTER.

    B Time information
    C Total duration of the program
    D Total number of scenes

    The display for setting the OUT point (end of
    the scene) appears. The scene starts to play in
    the background from the IN point.

    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 4.
    Scenes Selection

    8

    DV Dubbing

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

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

    When you finish adding scenes, select the
    scene you want to edit, and press ENTER.
    The sub-menu appears.
    “Move”: Changes the scene order. Follow the
    explanations on the screen to change the order
    by pressing M/m and ENTER.
    “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 4.
    “Change OUT”: Changes the end of the scene.
    Repeat from step 5.

    Controlling...

    5

    Quit

    Add

    7

    Select scene(Set IN point)

    OK

    0:00:30-0:00:52
    0H00M22S

    • If you have previously saved a programme,
    the display asks if you want to edit an
    existing programme or to create a new
    programme. To resume editing the existing
    programme, select “Saved Data,” and go to
    step 6.
    The display for setting the IN point (start of
    the scene) appears.
    The scene starts to play in the background.

    4

    Total 0:00:22
    Scenes 1

    SCENE LIST

    Cancel

    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 36.
    Title Name
    Enter the title name.

    DV 11.10.03 13:30 - 12.11.03 16:46

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

    Cancel

    Preview

    Change IN

    Enter

    Change OUT

    ,continued

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    9

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER.
    The default title name is fixed, and the display
    asks if you want to start recording.
    To change the disc media, select “Media” and
    press M/m. 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.
    Media

    Dub Mode

    DVD

    SP 0.8GB

    Start
    Cancel

    Data capacity required for the dubbing.

    10 Select “Start,” and press ENTER.
    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 9.
    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.”

    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.

    b Notes
    • Contents recorded to the HDD or a DVD 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” on page 59.
    • The start and end points of a programme may be
    different from what you have set if the source DV/
    Digital 8 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 move slightly during dubbing.
    • You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second.

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    3
    Settings and Adjustments

    Clock and Language
    Settings (Settings)
    The “Settings” setup helps you to make clock and
    language settings for the recorder.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.
    Select “Settings,” and press ENTER.
    The Settings display appears with the
    following options.

    Clock

    DTV Settings

    Language

    To change the numbers, press < to return to
    the item to be changed, and press M/m.

    4
    5

    Press ENTER to start the clock.
    Press the O button to come back to the
    Settings display.

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

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

    SETUP
    Settings

    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.

    Video
    Audio
    Features

    Subtitle

    Password
    Options

    Clock
    Normally the clock is set automatically thanks to
    the time and date information broadcasted by the
    local network package.
    If the recorder does not receive a time signal from
    any service, you may set the clock manually.
    Therefore, please proceed as follows.

    Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on
    the disc (DVD VIDEO only) or broadcasted by a
    digital channel (when available).
    When you select “Audio Follow,” the subtitle
    language changes according to the language you
    selected for the sound track.
    z Hint
    If you select “Others” in “DVD Menu,” “Subtitle,” or
    “Audio,” select and enter a language code from
    “Language Code List” on page 119 using the number
    buttons.

    ◆To set the clock manually

    b Note

    1

    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.

    After step 3 above, select “Clock,” and press
    ENTER.

    Settings and Adjustments

    Easy Setup

    Settings - Clock
    Present Time :

    2

    Sat 1. 1. 2005

    0:00

    Select “Present Time,” and press ENTER.
    Clock - Present Time
    Set the time and date manually.

    Sat 1

    1

    2005

    0 : 00

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    • If you have not yet registered a password,
    the display for registering a new password
    appears.

    Digital TV settings
    (DTV Settings)

    DTV Settings - Parental Lock
    Enter a new password.

    The DTV Settings Setup enables you to take full
    advantage of Digital TV Broadcasting services
    such as favourites channels setting or to prevent
    children’s viewing unsuitable channels and
    programmes.

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.

    OK
    Cancel

    2

    Enter your four-digit password using the M/m
    buttons or the number buttons, then select
    “OK” and press ENTER.
    The Parental Lock menu appears

    Select “DTV Settings,” and press ENTER.

    DTV Settings - Parental Lock

    The DTV Settings Setup Display appears with
    the following options.

    Lock Channels
    Set Age Limit

    SETUP
    Settings

    Favourites

    DTV Settings

    Parental Lock

    Video

    Tuning

    Audio

    Technical information

    Features

    b Note
    If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
    selecting “Password” under “Factory Setup” in Options
    Setup (page 102).

    Password
    Options
    Easy Setup

    ◆To lock channels

    1

    Favourites

    Once the Parental Lock menu displayed,
    select “Lock Channels,” and press ENTER.
    The DTV Settings- Lock Channels display
    appears.

    The Favourite Display allows you to store and
    organize your favourite channels into one of four
    TV or four Radio lists.
    Please refer to page 45 for detailed Favourites
    Channels settings.

    Lock Channels
    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    005

    Parental Lock
    The Parental Lock Display enables you to lock
    certain channels you consider unsuitable and to set
    an age limit so that any programme classed above
    that age by the broadcaster is restricted.

    1

    90

    After step 3 above, select “Parental Lock,”
    and press ENTER.
    • When you have already registered a
    password, the display for entering the
    password appears.

    Page Up

    Digital Teletext

    Page Down

    Show Locked

    This display shows all the TV channels
    available to you.

    2

    Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
    number to highlight a channel you want to
    lock, then press the ENTER button.
    A locked channel is identified by the
    next to the programme number

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    Tuning

    Lock Channels

    Page Up

    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    005

    Digital Teletext

    Page Down

    Show Locked

    If you do not wish to lock one of the five
    channels in the display, press the RED or
    GREEN button to view the previous or next
    five channels available.

    3

    The Tuning Display allows you to tune your
    recorder automatically or to hide unused or
    unwanted programmes and also change the order
    of the programmes on display. During these
    procedures you may be requested to enter your
    password. Refer to page 90 for information.
    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Digital TV settings
    (DTV Settings)” on page 90, then select
    “Tuning,” and press ENTER.
    The DTV Settings - Tuning menu appears.

    Press the O button to come back to the
    Parental Lock menu.

    ◆To unlock channels

    1

    2

    Tuning
    Auto Tune

    In Step 2 above press the M/m buttons to
    highlight the channel you want to unlock, then
    press ENTER: the icon next to the
    programme number disappears.
    Press the O button to come back to the
    Parental Lock menu.

    Programme Sort

    Auto Tune
    This option enables you to capture and store
    automatically all available channels.

    1

    Once the DTV Settings - Tuning menu
    displayed, select “Auto Tune,” and press
    ENTER.
    The Auto Tune Start Display appears.
    Auto Tune

    ◆ To set the Age Limit

    1

    Once the Parental Lock menu displayed,
    select “Set Age Limit,” and press ENTER.

    Yes

    2

    Set Age Limit
    An event will be locked when it is rated as
    unsuitable for children below the following age:
    Age:

    2

    Do you want to start auto tuning ?
    No

    Settings and Adjustments

    z Hints
    • Press the BLUE button to view the list showing only
    the locked channels.
    • Press the BLUE button once again when you wish to
    return to the previous channel list display.
    • Press
    /
    while the Lock Channels display is
    turned on to change to the previous/next page.

    Programme Hide

    Select “Yes” in the menu option and press
    ENTER.
    The Auto Tune display appears showing a
    tuning progress bar and the number of
    channels found.
    Auto Tune

    Press the M/m buttons to set the desired age
    limit and press ENTER.

    b Notes
    • To operate correctly, this feature relies on the
    broadcaster sending the correct age classification for
    each programme.
    • If you select the Parental Lock channel activated, “This
    channel has been locked” appears on the gray screen
    and it is recorded.

    Number of channels found:

    32

    Searching ...

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    When Auto Tune has ended, a completion
    display appears indicating the number of TV
    and Radio channels that have been found and
    stored.

    GREEN button to view the previous or next
    five channels available.

    4

    Auto Tune

    Number of channels found:

    50

    Number of TV Channels:

    30

    Number of Radio Channels:

    20

    Tuning has sucessfully completed

    3

    Press the ENTER button to remove the
    display and view the first channel captured.

    Programme Hide
    This option allows you to hide (disable) unused or
    unwanted channels.
    The hidden programmes will be skipped when you
    press PROG +/– and will not appear in the EPG
    applications.

    1

    Once the DTV Settings - Tuning menu
    displayed, select “Programme Hide,” and
    press ENTER.
    The DTV Settings- Programme Hide display
    appears showing all the TV or Radio channels
    available to you.

    ◆Restoration of hidden programmes
    Hidden channels are identified by an icon next
    to the programme number.
    In Step 3 above press the M/m buttons to highlight
    the channel you want to restore, then press
    ENTER: the icon next to the programme
    number disappears.
    z Hints
    • Press the BLUE button to view the list showing only
    the hidden channels.
    • Press the BLUE button once again when you wish to
    return to the standard programme hide display.

    Programme Sort
    This option allows you to change the channel
    order in the on-screen programme list.

    1

    Programme Hide

    3

    Programme Sort

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    Programme

    Service

    003

    NCE 5

    001

    DDE News

    004

    Channel J

    002

    AAC

    005

    Digital Teletext

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    Page Down

    Show Hidden

    Press the TV/RADIO button to display either
    the TV or Radio channels.
    The Radio mode is indicated by the presence
    of a Radio icon
    in the display.
    Press the M/m buttons or enter a channel
    number to highlight a channel you want to
    hide, then press the ENTER button.

    Page Up

    2

    Page Down

    Press the M/m buttons or enter a programme
    number to highlight the channel you wish to
    move, then press the ENTER button.
    A tick icon appears next to the selected
    programme number and a Swap option
    appears in the display.

    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    005

    Digital Teletext
    Page Down

    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J
    Digital Teletext

    005
    Show Hidden
    Page Up

    If you do not wish to choose from one of the
    five channels in the display, press the RED or

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    Digital Teletext

    005

    Programme Sort

    Programme Hide

    Page Up

    Once the DTV Settings - Tuning menu
    displayed, select “Programme Sort,” and
    press ENTER.
    The Programme Sort Display appears
    showing the list of all tuned channels.

    Programme

    Page Up

    2

    Once you have hidden the unwanted channels
    as desired, press the O button repeatedly to
    return to the main menu.

    Page Down

    Swap

    If you do not wish to choose from one of the
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    GREEN button to view the previous or next
    five channels available.

    3

    Press the M/m buttons to highlight the
    programme number you wish your selected
    channel to appear on.

    Signal Strength
    This information screen shows the signal strength
    of the broadcast you are watching.

    1

    Programme Sort
    Programme

    Service

    001

    DDE News

    002

    AAC

    003

    NCE 5

    004

    Channel J

    Signal Strength
    Signal Strength

    Digital Teletext

    005

    Select “Signal Strength,” in the DTV Settings
    - Technical Information display and press
    ENTER.
    The Signal Strength display appears with the
    selected channel on view in the background.

    Good

    Signal Quality
    Page Up

    Page Down

    4

    Press the BLUE button to swap channel
    position. Your selected channel appears on the
    programme number selected in step 3.

    5
    6

    Repeat this procedure to move other channels.
    Once you have moved all channels as desired,
    press the O button repeatedly to return to the
    main menu.

    The Signal Strength display coloured bars
    correspondences are as follows:
    Good:

    Technical Information
    Manufacturer Information
    Signal Strength
    On

    (Red)

    After viewing the information displayed,
    press the O button to come back to the
    Technical Information menu.

    Digital Software Upgrade
    Periodically Sony will issue upgrades for the
    software that was initially installed in your
    recorder. These upgrades will automatically be
    received and enabled. If desired, you can disable
    this option as follows:

    1

    Select “Digital Software Upgrade,” in the
    DTV Settings - Technical Information display
    and press ENTER.
    The Digital Software Upgrade menu option
    appears
    Technical Information

    Once the DTV Settings - Technical
    Information displayed, select “Manufacturer
    Information,” and press ENTER.
    After viewing the information displayed,
    press the O button to come back to the
    Technical Information menu.

    Poor:

    3

    This information screen shows you the current
    version of software installed in your recorder.

    2

    (Yellow)

    Press the PROG +/– buttons to check the
    signal strength of the other tuned channels.

    Manufacturer Information

    1

    Average:

    Settings and Adjustments

    Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Digital TV settings
    (DTV Settings)” on page 90, then select
    “Technical Information,” and press ENTER.
    The DTV Settings - Technical Information
    menu appears.

    (Green)

    2

    Technical Information

    Digital Software Upgrade :

    Average

    Swap

    Manufacturer Information
    Signal Strength
    Digital Software Upgrade :

    On
    On
    Off

    2

    Press the M/m buttons to highlight “Off,” and
    press ENTER.

    b Notes
    • Sony recommend that you always leave this option set
    to “On”.
    • To receive the upgrade, the unit must be powered on
    and watching a BBC channel. It will take up 30 minutes
    to upgrade the unit. The new software will be available
    once the unit has been placed into standby, and then
    back to normal operating mode.

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

    1

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.

    16:9

    4:3 Letter Box

    4:3 Pan Scan

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

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

    SETUP
    Settings

    TV Type :

    16 : 9

    DTV Settings

    HDMI Resolution :

    Auto

    Video

    Pause Mode :

    Auto

    Audio

    4:3 Output :

    Full

    Features

    Component Out :

    Off

    Password

    Progressive Mode :

    Auto

    Options

    Scart Setting

    Easy Setup

    Line4 Input :

    Video

    TV Type
    Sets the picture size when playing back a title
    recorded from 16:9 size video (page 53) or a 16:9
    size commercial DVD video.
    Select the playback picture size according to the
    type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide mode
    TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).

    94

    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.

    HDMI Resolution (RDR-HXD910 only)
    Selects the type of video signals output from the
    HDMI OUT jack. When you select “Auto”
    (default), the recorder outputs video signals of the
    highest resolution acceptable for your TV. If the
    picture is not clear, natural or to your satisfaction,
    try another option that suits the disc and your TV/
    projector, etc. For details, refer also to the
    instruction manual supplied with the TV/
    projector, etc.
    Auto

    Normally, select this.

    1920x1080i

    Sends 1920x1080i video signals.

    1280x720p

    Sends 1280x720p video signals.

    720x480/
    576p

    Sends 720x480/576p video
    signals.

    b Note
    Even when a setting other than “Auto” is selected and the
    connected TV cannot accept the resolution, the recorder
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    Pause Mode (HDD/DVDs only)

    Progressive Mode

    Selects the picture quality in pause mode.

    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 signal that is 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 16).

    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.

    4:3 Output (RDR-HXD910 only)
    This setting is effective only when you set “TV
    Type” in “Video” to “16:9.”
    Note that this setting is effective only for HDMI
    connection.
    Full

    Select this when you can change
    the aspect ratio on your TV.

    Normal

    Select this when you cannot
    change the aspect ratio on your
    TV. Shows a 16:9 aspect ratio
    signal with black bands on left and
    right sides of the image.

    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.

    Scart Setting
    16:9 aspect ratio TV

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

    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.

    Settings and Adjustments

    Auto

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

    On

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

    Off

    Outputs no signals.

    RGB

    Outputs RGB signals.

    b 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.

    Video

    Outputs video signals.

    S Video

    Outputs S-video signals.

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

    Inputs video signals or RGB
    signals.

    S Video

    Inputs S-video signals.

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

    Outputs video signals.

    S Video

    Outputs S-video signals.

    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

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

    Settings

    Audio ATT :

    Off

    DTV Settings

    Audio DRC :

    Standard

    Video

    Downmix :

    Dolby Surround

    Audio

    Audio Connection

    Features
    Password
    Options

    Video

    Inputs video signals.

    S Video

    Inputs S-video signals.

    Easy Setup

    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 R-AUDIO-L jacks
    – LINE 1 – TV jack
    – LINE 3 jack
    On

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

    Off

    Normally select this position.

    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 R-AUDIO-L jacks
    – LINE 1 – TV jack
    – LINE 3 jack
    – DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
    HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only) jack only
    when “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM”
    (page 97).

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    Audio - Audio Connection

    Standard
    TV Mode
    Wide
    Range

    Normally select this position.

    Digital Out :

    Makes low sounds clear even if
    you turn the volume down.
    Gives you the feeling of being at a
    live performance.

    On

    Dolby Digital :

    D-PCM

    MPEG :

    PCM

    DTS :

    Off

    48kHz/96kHz PCM :
    Audio(HDMI) :

    2

    48kHz/16bit
    Auto

    Select “Digital Out,” and press ENTER.

    Downmix (DVDs only)

    On

    Normally select this position.

    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 “4. Displaying the Playing Time
    and Play Information” on page 34. This function
    affects the output of the following jacks:
    – LINE 2 OUT R-AUDIO-L jacks
    – LINE 1 – TV jack
    – LINE 3 jack
    – DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL)/
    HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only) jack when
    “Dolby Digital” is set to “D-PCM” (page 97).

    Off

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

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

    Normal

    Multi-channel audio signals are
    downmixed to two channels for
    use with your stereo.

    Audio Connection
    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 “Step 4: Connecting
    the Audio Cords” on page 20.
    Select “Dolby Digital,” “MPEG,” “DTS,”
    “48kHz/96kHz PCM,” and “Audio(HDMI)”
    (RDR-HXD910 only) after setting “Digital Out”
    to “On.”
    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.

    1

    Select “Audio Connection” in “Audio,” and
    press ENTER.

    Select “On,” and press ENTER.
    Set the digital output signal.

    • Dolby Digital (HDD/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. The surround effects of
    output signals are determined by
    the “Downmix” setting item in
    “Audio” setup.

    Dolby
    Digital

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

    b Note
    If the HDMI OUT jack (RDR-HXD910 only) is
    connected to equipment not compatible with DOLBY
    DIGITAL signals, the “D-PCM” signals will be
    automatically output even when you select “Dolby
    Digital.”

    Settings and Adjustments

    Dolby
    Surround

    3
    4

    • MPEG (DVD VIDEO only)
    Selects the type of MPEG audio signal.
    PCM

    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 or OPTICAL) jack.

    MPEG

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

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    b Note
    If the HDMI OUT jack (RDR-HXD910 only) is
    connected to equipment not compatible with MPEG
    audio signals, the “PCM” signals will be automatically
    output even when you select “MPEG.”

    • Audio (HDMI) (RDR-HXD910 only)
    Selects the type of audio signal output from the
    HDMI OUT jack.
    AUTO

    Normally, select this position.
    Outputs the optimum audio signal
    that can be received by the TV
    based on the “Digital Out” settings
    (page 97).

    PCM

    Converts Dolby Digital or 96 kHz
    PCM signals to 48kHz/16 bit
    PCM.

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

    Off

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

    b Note
    When HDMI output (RDR-HXD910 only) is performed
    to equipment not compatible with DTS signals, the
    signals will not be output regardless of the “DTS” setting.

    • 48kHz/96kHz PCM (DVD VIDEO only)
    Selects the sampling frequency of the audio
    signal.
    48kHz/
    16bit

    The DVD video audio signal is
    converted to 48kHz/16bit and
    output.

    96kHz/
    24bit

    All signals containing 96kHz/
    24bit are output without
    conversion. However, the signals
    are output at 48kHz/16bit if
    copyright-protected signals are
    contained.

    b Notes
    • “48kHz/96kHz PCM” setting has no effect when audio
    signals are output from the LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIOL) jacks. If the sampling frequency is 96kHz, signals
    are simply converted to 96kHz analog signals and
    output.
    • When you use the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL or
    OPTICAL) 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
    Surround TVS modes.
    • If the HDMI OUT jack (RDR-HXD910 only) is
    connected to equipment not compatible with 96 kHz
    signals, 48kHz PCM will be automatically output even
    when you select “96kHz/24bit.”

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    b Notes
    • A loud noise (or no sound) will be output if you connect
    the recorder to a TV that is not compatible with
    DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS signals and “Auto” is
    selected. In this case, select “PCM.”
    • Set “Digital Out” to “On” when outputting compressed
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    b Notes

    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.

    • The actual chapter mark interval may vary depending
    on the amount of information contained in the video to
    be recorded.
    • Chapter marks are automatically inserted where the
    recordings start on the tape when “Auto Chapter” is set
    to “On” during DV dubbing to the HDD or a DVD-RW
    (VR mode).

    Parental Control (DVD VIDEO only)
    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

    Select “Parental Control” in “Features,” and
    press ENTER.
    • If you have not entered a password, the
    display for registering a new password
    appears.

    SETUP

    Features - Parental Control
    Settings

    TV Direct Rec :

    On

    DTV Settings

    Auto Chapter :

    On

    Video

    Parental Control

    Audio

    One Touch Dubbing

    Features

    Synchro Rec

    Record to HDD

    Password

    HQ Setting

    HQ

    Options

    Colour System

    PAL

    Easy Setup

    Screen Saver

    On

    Enter a new password.

    OK
    Cancel

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

    Features - Parental Control

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

    Enter your password.

    OK
    Cancel

    Off

    Turns off the TV Direct Rec
    function.

    2

    Auto Chapter
    Selects whether to automatically divide a
    recording (a title) into chapters during recording
    or dubbing.
    On

    Off

    Settings and Adjustments

    • When you have already registered a
    password, the display for entering the
    password appears.

    For the HDD or a DVD-RW (VR
    mode), the recorder detects
    changes in the picture and sound
    and automatically inserts chapter
    marks.
    For other recordable discs, the
    recorder inserts chapter marks at
    approximately 6-minute intervals.
    No chapter mark is inserted.

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

    3

    Level :

    Off

    Standard :

    USA

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

    Off

    Standard :

    USA
    USA
    Others

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    4

    5

    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 (page 119). Then select “OK” and
    press ENTER.
    Select “Level,” and press ENTER.
    The selection items for “Level” are displayed.
    Features - Parental Control
    Level :

    Off

    Standard :

    8
    7

    Synchro Rec
    Selects the recording destination used for
    Synchro-Recording (page 58).
    Record to
    HDD

    Records to the HDD.

    Record to
    DVD

    Records to DVDs.

    HQ Setting (HDD only)
    Selects the HQ mode used for recording on the
    HDD (page 48).

    6
    5

    HQ+

    Records in higher quality
    (approximate 15 Mbps).

    HQ

    Records in the standard HQ mode.

    4

    The lower the value, the stricter the limitation.
    Discs rated higher than the selected level will
    be restricted.

    6

    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, you will have to set
    it in the Password Setup Display (page 101).

    b Notes
    • If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
    selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
    “Options” setup (page 102).
    • 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.

    One Touch Dubbing
    Displays the following options for the One Touch
    Dub function.
    ◆Finalise Disc (for all recordable discs except
    DVD-RW in VR mode)
    Selects whether or not to finalise the disc
    automatically following One Touch Dubbing
    (page 86).

    100

    Auto

    Automatically finalises the disc
    following One Touch Dubbing.

    Manual

    Allows you to finalise the disc
    manually.

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

    Plays a disc in PAL colour system.

    NTSC

    Plays a disc in NTSC colour
    system.

    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.



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    Parental Control
    (Password)
    This “Password” Setup allow you to set or to
    modify the password that gives access to Parental
    Control settings.

    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.

    1

    2
    3

    Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is
    in stop mode.

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.

    2
    3

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER.

    Select “Password,” and press ENTER.
    The Password Setup Display appears
    • If you have not yet set a password, the
    display for registering a new password
    appears.

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

    Password
    Enter a new password.

    OK

    Settings

    Format DVD-RW :

    VR

    DTV Settings

    Dimmer :

    Normal

    Video

    Power Save :

    Off

    Audio

    Auto Display :

    On

    Features

    Command Mode :

    DVD3

    Password

    Factory Setup

    Options

    Cancel

    • When you have already registered a
    password, the display for entering the
    password appears.
    Password
    Enter your password.

    OK

    Format DVD-RW (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.

    Cancel

    If you wish to change your password, first
    enter your current password using the number
    buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER.
    The display for registering a new password
    appears.

    4

    Enter your new four-digit password using
    the number buttons, then select “OK” and
    press ENTER.

    Settings and Adjustments

    Easy Setup

    Dimmer
    Adjusts the lighting of the front panel display.
    Normal

    Bright lighting.

    Power
    Save

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

    b Note
    b Note
    If you forget your password, you will have to reset it by
    selecting “Parental Control” of “Factory Setup” in
    “Options” setup (page 102).

    When “Power Save” in “Options” setup is set to “On,”
    the front panel display is turned off during standby
    regardless of this setting.

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    Power Save
    Selects whether this recorder is in power save
    mode when the power is turned off (standby).
    On

    Sets to power save mode. The
    front panel display is off when the
    recorder is in standby.

    Off

    Does not set to power save mode.
    Normally, select this.

    b Notes
    • Power Save mode does not function when a Synchro
    Recording is set, even when “Power Save” is set to
    “On.”
    • The SMARTLINK features are not available when
    “Power Save” is set to “On.”
    • The
    (Electronic Programme Guide) button located
    on the front panel is invalid when “Power Save” is set
    to “On” and the recorder is turned to off.

    Auto Display
    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 24.
    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.

    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
    102

    Select “Factory Setup” in “Options,” 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,” “DTV Settings,”
    “Video,” “Audio,” “Features,” “Password,”
    “Options,” 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
    DTV Settings
    Video
    Audio
    Features
    Password
    Options
    Easy Setup

    Press ENTER.
    Select “Start.”
    Follow the instructions for “Easy Setup”
    (page 25) from step 2.

    Settings and Adjustments

    4
    5
    6

    Easy Setup

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  • Page 104

    Picture noise appears.
    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,
    contact the Sony Customer Information Centre on

    08705 111 999
    (Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm)

    Power
    The power does not turn on.
    , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.

    Tuner
    The channel is not found or stored or missed.
    , Make sure that your aerial is properly connected
    to the recorder.
    , Confirm with your dealer that you are in an area
    that can receive a digital signal.
    , Check your aerial installation.

    Picture
    There is no picture.
    ,
    ,
    ,
    ,

    ,

    ,

    ,
    ,
    ,

    104

    Re-connect all connecting cords securely.
    The connecting cords are damaged.
    Check the connection to your TV (page 15).
    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 95).
    If you connect the recorder to your TV via only
    the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, set
    “Component Out” in “Video” setup to “On”
    (page 95).
    This recorder cannot record NTSC signals.
    A scrambled channel is selected.
    When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
    and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
    point where the layers switch.

    , 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.
    , 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, disconnect first the HDMI
    cord from the recorder (RDR-HXD910 only) and
    press PROGRESSIVE so that the
    PROGRESSIVE indicator turns off and the
    recorder is set to normal (interlace) format.
    , You are playing a DVD recorded in a colour
    system that is different from your TV.
    , Noises may appear in the pictures recorded on
    the HDD, which is due to the characteristics of
    HDD, and is not a malfunction.
    , When playing a double-layer DVD, the video
    and audio may be momentarily interrupted at the
    point where the layers switch.

    There is no picture or the picture noise appears
    when connected to the HDMI OUT jack (RDRHXD910 only).
    , Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and
    on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off
    and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
    HDMI cord again.
    , If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video output,
    changing the “HDMI Resolution” setting in the
    “Video” setup may solve the problem (page 94).
    Connect the TV and the recorder using a video
    jack other than the HDMI OUT, and switch the
    TV’s input to the connected video input so that
    you can see the on-screen displays. Change the
    “HDMI Resolution” setting in the “Video” setup,
    and switch the TV’s input back to HDMI. If the
    picture still does not appear, repeat the steps and
    try other options.
    , The recorder is connected to an input device that
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    TV programme reception does not fill the
    screen.
    , Select the correct source using the INPUT
    SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV
    programme using the PROG +/– buttons.

    Picture break up
    , Signal strength low.
    , Check aerial installation.

    TV programme pictures are distorted.
    , Reorient or upgrade 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.

    TV channels cannot be changed.
    , The channel is hidden (page 92).
    , A timer recording started, which changed the
    channels.
    , The Parental Lock is activated (page 90).

    , 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 jack,
    select “L3” in the front panel display by pressing
    PROG +/– or INPUT SELECT.
    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 96).

    , 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 screen size of your TV (page 94).

    The picture does not fill the screen, even
    though the picture size is set in “TV Type” in
    “Video” setup.
    , The picture size of the title is fixed.

    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 95).
    , 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)/
    HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only) jacks, check
    the “Audio Connection” settings in “Audio” setup
    (page 97).
    , A scrambled channel is selected.

    Additional Information

    The picture from equipment connected to the
    recorder’s input jack does not appear on the
    screen.

    The playback picture or TV programme from
    the equipment connected through the recorder
    is distorted.

    No sound is output from the HDMI OUT jack
    (RDR-HXD910 only).
    , Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and
    on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off
    and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the
    HDMI cord again.
    , The HDMI OUT jack is connected to a DVI
    device (DVI jacks do not accept audio signals).
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    , The equipment connected to the HDMI OUT
    jack does not conform to the audio signal format,
    in this case set “Audio(HDMI)” of “Audio
    Connection” in “Audio” setup to “PCM”
    (page 98).

    Sound distortion occurs.
    , Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “On”
    (page 96).

    The recorder does not start playback from the
    beginning.

    , When playing a CD with DTS sound tracks,
    noise will come from the LINE 2 OUT RAUDIO-L jacks, LINE 1 – TV jack, or LINE 3
    jack (page 63).

    , Resume play was activated (page 61).
    , You have inserted a DVD whose Title menu or
    DVD menu automatically appears on the TV
    screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to
    start playback.

    The sound volume is low.

    The recorder starts playing automatically.

    , 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 96).
    , Set “Audio ATT” in “Audio” setup to “Off”
    (page 96).
    , One of the Surround TVS effects is selected
    (page 64).

    , The DVD VIDEO features an auto playback
    function.

    An alternate audio track cannot be recorded.

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

    Sound is noisy.

    , When recording from connected equipment, set
    “Line Audio Input” in TOOLS menu to
    “Bilingual” (page 59).
    , Any discs other than DVD-RWs (VR mode)
    cannot be used for recording both main and sub
    sounds.
    , If you have connected an AV amplifier to the
    DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL or COAXIAL) jacks
    and want to change the audio track for a DVDRW (VR mode) during playback, set “Dolby
    Digital” of “Audio Connection” in “Audio” setup
    to “D-PCM” (page 97).

    Sound break up
    , Signal strength low.
    , Check aerial installation.

    Playback
    The recorder does not play any type of disc
    (except HDD).
    , The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the
    labelled side facing up.
    , The disc is not correctly inserted.

    106

    , 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
    finalised (page 39).

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

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

    The language for the sound track cannot be
    changed.
    , Multilingual tracks are not recorded on the DVD
    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.

    The subtitle language cannot be changed or
    turned off.
    , 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
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    The angles cannot be changed.

    , Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
    (page 57).
    , 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.
    , A scrambled channel is selected.
    , The Channel activated Parental Lock is selected.

    , 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 62).
    , 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.

    Recording does not stop immediately after you
    press x REC STOP.

    The MP3 audio tracks do not play.

    , It will take a few seconds for the recorder to input
    disc data before recording can stop.

    , The MP3 audio tracks are not recorded in a
    format that the recorder can play (page 70).

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

    The JPEG image files do not play.
    , The JPEG image files are not recorded in a
    format that the recorder can play (page 70).
    , Progressive JPEG images cannot be played.

    TV Pause does not work.
    , You are recording to the HDD or the HDD is full.

    Recording/Timer recording/
    Editing

    , Set the TV’s input source to “TV.”

    Recording does not start immediately after you
    press z REC.
    , Operate the recorder only after “LOAD,”
    “FORMAT,” or “INFOWRITE” disappears
    from the front panel display.

    Nothing was recorded even though you set the
    timer setting correctly.
    , 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 89).
    , The channel was hidden after the timer recording
    was set. See “Programme Hide” on page 92.
    , Disconnect the mains lead from the mains, and
    connect it again.
    , The programme contains copy protection signals
    that restrict copying.

    , 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 89).
    , Other timer setting overlapped the timer setting
    (page 57).
    , Disc space was not enough.

    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.
    , “Auto Title Erase” in the TOOLS menu (appears
    when you press TOOLS while the Timer List
    menu is turned on) is set to “On” (page 57).
    , The title was updated and recorded over (page 50).

    Additional Information

    The programme position cannot be changed
    from the programme position you are
    recording.

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

    Recording from the equipment
    with a timer
    Nothing was recorded even though you set the
    Synchro-Rec setting correctly.
    , You forgot to turn off the connected equipment.
    Turn off the connected equipment and set the
    recorder to Synchro-Rec standby mode (page 58).
    , 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 58).
    , The recorder is connected to the TV output jack
    of the connected equipment.
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  • Page 108

    Synchro-Recording does not complete.
    , The timer setting for the connected equipment
    overlapped the recorder’s timer setting
    (page 59).
    , There was a power failure during the recording.

    The recorder automatically starts recording
    when the satellite receiver is turned on.
    , The Synchro-Rec function was activated. Turn
    off the satellite receiver and cancel the SynchroRec function (page 58).

    , 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 24). The default command mode
    setting for this recorder and the supplied remote
    is DVD3.
    , Set the TV/DVD switch to DVD (page 23).

    Other Sony equipment responds to the remote.
    , The same command mode is set for both the
    equipment and recorder. Set a different
    command mode for the recorder (page 24).

    Display
    The clock has stopped.
    , Set the clock again (page 89).
    , The clock stopped due to a power failure that
    lasted for more than 1 hour. Reset the clock
    (page 89).

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

    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.

    The recording mode indication is incorrect.
    , 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.
    , After playing titles recorded in SLP and SEP
    mode, the recording mode indication may
    change depending on the recorded programme.

    Five numbers or letters are displayed in the
    front panel display.

    The clock does not appear in the front panel
    display.

    , It may take a few seconds for the disc tray to
    open after you have recorded or edited a DVD.
    This is because the recorder is adding disc data to
    the disc.

    , “Dimmer” in “Options” setup is set to “Power
    Save” (page 101).
    , The “Power Save” in “Options” setup was set to
    “On,” and the recorder is in standby (page 102).

    Remote control

    , The self-diagnosis function was activated (see
    the table on page 109).

    The disc tray does not open after you press Z
    (open/close).

    The disc tray does not open and “TRAY
    LOCKED” appears in the front panel display.
    , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
    Sony service facility.

    The remote does not function.
    , 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 22).
    , Turn on the recorder.

    108

    “RECOVERY” appears in the front panel
    display.
    , 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.



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    “HDD ERROR” appears in the front panel
    display.
    , The hard disk error occurred. Press down @/1 on
    the recorder for ten seconds until “WELCOME”
    appears in the front panel display. If this does not
    resolve the problem, format the recorder’s HDD
    by pressing down the HDD button on the
    recorder for more than ten seconds until
    “FORMAT” appears in the front panel display.
    Note that all the contents recorded on the HDD
    will be erased. If this does not fix the problem,
    contact your nearest Sony dealer.

    “FAN ERROR” appears in the front panel
    display.
    , Check that the vent on the rear of the recorder is
    not blocked. Then, immediately disconnect the
    mains lead. Leave the recorder off for a while,
    then re-connect the mains lead, and press [/1 on
    the recorder.

    Self-diagnosis Function
    (When letters/numbers
    appear in the display)
    When the self-diagnosis function is activated to
    prevent the recorder from malfunctioning, a fivecharacter service number (e.g., C 13 00) with a
    combination of a letter and four numbers appears
    in the front panel display. In this case, check the
    following table.
    Cause and/or corrective
    action

    C 13

    There is a problem in the HDD.
    , Contact your nearest Sony
    dealer or local authorized
    service facility.
    The DVD is dirty.
    , Clean the disc with a soft
    cloth.

    C 31

    The DVD/CD 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 five-character
    service number.
    Example: E 61 10

    The Parental Lock does not work.
    , Check the Parental Lock options settings
    (page 90).

    Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder
    is off.
    , While the recorder is updating the EPG
    information, 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).

    Additional Information

    First three
    characters of
    the service
    number

    , Turn off the recorder. Once the clock appears in
    the front panel display, disconnect the mains
    lead. (If the recorder does not turn off or if the
    clock does not appear in the front panel display,
    disconnect the mains lead anyway.) Connect the
    mains lead 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 61).

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  • Page 110

    Notes about the discs

    Notes About This Recorder
    On operation
    • 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 don’t, the disc may be damaged.

    On adjusting volume
    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.

    About repairing the hard disk drive
    • It may be necessary to access data stored on the
    hard disk for testing purposes; there is no
    intention to copy or store the data, titles or any
    other information.
    • If replacement or initialization (format) is
    required, the hard disk will be formatted at our
    discretion. In this case, please note that all of the
    contents recorded there will be erased (including
    any data found to violate copyright law).

    On cleaning discs
    Do not use a commercially available cleaning
    disc. It may cause a malfunction.

    110

    • 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.
    • After playing, store the disc in its case.
    • Clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
    disc from the centre out.

    • Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner,
    commercially available disc/lens 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.



  • Page 111

    Specifications
    System
    Laser: Semiconductor laser
    Transmission standards: DVB-T

    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
    HDMI OUT (RDR-HXD910 only):
    Type A (19-pin)

    General

    Channel coverage: UHF channels B21 - B69
    The above channel coverage merely ensures the
    channel reception within these ranges. It does not
    guarantee the ability to receive signals in all
    circumstances.
    Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket
    Video recording format: MPEG Video
    Audio recording format/applicable bit
    rate: Dolby Digital 2 ch/256 kbps

    Inputs and outputs

    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.

    Additional Information

    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)
    LINE 1 – TV: 21-pin
    CVBS IN/OUT
    S-Video/RGB OUT (upstream)
    LINE 3: 21-pin
    CVBS IN/OUT
    S-Video/RGB IN
    S-Video OUT (downstream)
    DV IN: 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

    Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/
    60 Hz
    Power consumption:
    RDR-HXD710: 57 W
    RDR-HXD910: 60 W
    Dimensions (approx.): 430 × 75 × 328 mm
    (width/height/depth) incl. projecting parts
    Hard disk drive capacity:
    RDR-HXD710: 160 GB
    RDR-HXD910: 250 GB
    Mass (approx.):
    RDR-HXD710: 5.2 Kg
    RDR-HXD910: 5.3 Kg
    Operating temperature: 5ºC to 35ºC
    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)

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  • Page 112

    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 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.LINKcompatible 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.

    b 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
    standardized by the Institute of Electrical and
    Electronics Engineers.

    112

    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
    For details on how to dub when this recorder is
    connected to other video equipment having DV
    jacks, see page 84.
    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 84.
    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.



  • Page 113

    Guide to Parts and Controls
    For more information, see the pages in parentheses.

    Remote
    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 (22)
    B Z (open/close) button (29)
    C [/1 (on/standby) button (25)
    D HDD button (31)
    DVD button (29)

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

    6

    7

    8

    9

    E t TV/VIDEO, TV/DVD button (22)
    F PROG (programme) +/– buttons (31)
    The + button has a tactile dot*.

    0

    G Number buttons (51, 67)
    SET button (51)
    The number 5 button has a tactile dot*.

    H CLEAR/-/-- (ten digit) button (51)
    I

    2 (volume) +/– buttons (22)

    J

    Text button (45)

    K TV/RADIO button (45)
    (audio) button (62)
    The

    button has a tactile dot*.

    M [TIMER] button (49)
    N Coloured multimedia applications &
    interactive services control buttons (41)
    O SYSTEM MENU button (24, 86)
    TITLE LIST button (32, 60, 68, 73)
    GUIDE (Electronic Programme Guide)
    button (41)

    Additional Information

    L

    P </M/m/,/ENTER button (25)
    Q

    INFO button (43)

    R

    Favourite button (46)

    S TOOLS button (29)
    T O RETURN button (56)
    U

    (instant replay)/
    buttons (32, 68)

    (instant advance)

    V TOP MENU button (60)
    W MENU button (60)
    X mc

    /

    CM (search) buttons

    (62)
    ,continued

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  • Page 114

    Y ./> (previous/next) buttons (62)

    ea

    Z H (play) button (60)
    X (pause) button (62)
    x (stop) button (60)

    es DISPLAY button (34)
    TIME/TEXT button (35)

    The H button has a tactile dot*.

    wj z REC button (31)
    X REC PAUSE button (31)
    x REC STOP button (31)
    wk CHAPTER MARK/CHAPTER MARK
    ERASE buttons (76)
    wl REC MODE button (31)

    ed

    (subtitle) button (62)

    (angle) button (62)

    ef INPUT SELECT button (59, 85)
    eg COMMAND MODE switch (DVD 1,2,3)
    (24)
    eh PROGRESSIVE button (19)
    * Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
    recorder.

    e; SYNCHRO REC button (58)

    Front panel
    RDR-HXD710/HXD910

    A [/1 (on/standby) button (25)

    K ONE-TOUCH DUB button (86)

    B Front panel display (35, 115)
    C Disc tray (29)

    L SYSTEM MENU button (24)
    TOOLS button (29)

    D A (open/close) button (29)

    M </M/m/,/ENTER button (25)

    E TIMER REC indicator (50)
    SYNCHRO REC indicator (58)

    N O RETURN button (25)

    F HDD button/indicator (31)
    DVD button/indicator (29)
    G

    (remote sensor) (22)

    H H (play) button (60)
    X (pause) button (62)
    x (stop) button (60)

    114

    O

    GUIDE (Electronic Programme Guide)
    button (41)

    P ./> (previous/next) buttons (62)
    Q PROGRAM +/– buttons (31)
    The + button has a tactile dot*.
    R REC MODE button (48)
    INPUT SELECT button (59, 85)

    I z REC button (31)
    X REC PAUSE button (31)
    x REC STOP button (31)

    S LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/L(MONO)
    AUDIO R) jacks (27)

    J

    * Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the
    recorder.

    DV IN jack (84)



  • Page 115

    Front panel display

    HDD

    DVD

    DVD RW
    VR

    VCD

    TV

    PROGRESSIVE
    SMARTLINK

    A HDD/DVD indicators
    Displays the selected media and the
    playing/recording/dubbing status.

    E Displays the following (35):







    B Disc type*/recording format
    C Audio signal indicators (34)
    D TV indicator (31)
    F

    Playing time/remaining time
    Current title/chapter/track/index number
    Recording time/recording mode
    Clock
    Programme position
    TV Direct Rec indication (31): “TV”
    appears in the right most two digits.

    (angle) indicator (62)

    G SMARTLINK indicator (18)
    H PROGRESSIVE indicator (19)
    * Displays DATA CDs as “CD.”

    ,continued

    Additional Information

    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 101).

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  • Page 116

    Rear panel
    RDR-HXD910

    AERIAL

    HDMI OUT
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    Y

    IN

    DIGITAL OUT
    OUT

    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    OPTICAL

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN

    RDR-HXD710

    AERIAL
    LINE 1 - TV

    LINE 3

    Y

    IN

    DIGITAL OUT
    PB/
    CB

    COAXIAL

    OUT

    PCM/DTS/MPEG/DOLBY DIGITAL

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    OPTICAL

    LINE
    4
    IN

    LINE
    2
    OUT

    A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (15)
    B HDMI OUT (high-definition multimedia
    interface out) jack (RDR-HXD910 only)
    (16)
    C LINE 1 – TV jack (16)
    D LINE 3 jack (26)
    E COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, PB/CB,
    PR/CR) jacks (16)
    F AC IN terminal (21)
    G LINE 2 OUT (S VIDEO) jack (16)
    H LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
    (16, 20)
    I LINE 4 IN (S VIDEO) jack (27)
    J LINE 4 IN (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks
    (27)
    K DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL/OPTICAL)
    jacks (20)

    116

    -AUDIO
    R
    L

    VIDEO

    S VIDEO

    COMPONENT
    VIDEO OUT

    PR/
    CR

    ~ AC IN



  • Page 117

    Glossary
    Chapter (page 67)
    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.

    Copy protection signals (page 49)
    Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc.
    These signals are included in some software or TV
    programmes and restrict recording on this
    recorder.

    Dolby Digital (page 97)

    DTS (page 98)
    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.

    DVD+R (page 10)
    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.

    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-R (page 10)
    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-RW (page 10)
    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.

    DVD VIDEO (page 12)
    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.

    Additional Information

    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.

    DVD+RW (page 10)

    EPG (page 41)
    The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide
    showing programmes which can be displayed on a
    conventional television (via the Digital Terrestrial
    Television tuner included in this recorder) as the
    now and next programmes or the television
    schedule for a day or more at a time.
    ,continued

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  • Page 118

    Hard disk drive (page 3)

    Progressive format (page 19)

    A hard disk drive is a whole mechanical system
    that consists of disks and drive. Disks are flat,
    circular, rigid plates coated with a thin magnetic
    media. Magnetic heads record data on the rapidly
    spinning disks, and this enables the speedy and
    efficient reading and writing of data.

    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.

    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface)
    (page 16)
    HDMI is an interface that supports both video and
    audio on a single digital connection. The HDMI
    connection carries standard to high definition
    video signals and multi-channel audio signals to
    AV components such as HDMI equipped TVs, in
    digital form without degradation.
    The HDMI specification supports HDCP (Highbandwidth Digital Contents Protection), a copy
    protection technology that incorporates coding
    technology for digital video signals.

    Interlace format (page 19)
    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 97)
    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 72)
    Titles actually recorded on a HDD/DVD-RW (VR
    mode). Erasing original titles frees up disc space.

    Playlist (page 72)
    Playback information created from the actual
    recordings on a HDD/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.

    118

    Title (page 67)
    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 67)
    Sections of a music feature on a CD/VIDEO CD
    (the length of a song).



  • Page 119

    Language Code List
    For details, see page 89.
    The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard.
    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

    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
    Volap k
    Wolof
    Xhosa
    Yoruba
    Chinese
    Zulu

    Additional Information

    Code Language

    1703 Not specified

    Area Code
    For details, see page 100.
    Code Area

    Code Area

    Code Area

    Code Area

    2044
    2047
    2046
    2057
    2070
    2079
    2090
    2092
    2115

    2165
    2174
    2109
    2248
    2238
    2254
    2276
    2304
    2363

    2362
    2376
    2390
    2379
    2427
    2424
    2436
    2489
    2501

    2149
    2499
    2086
    2528
    2184

    Argentina
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Brazil
    Canada
    Chile
    China
    Denmark

    Finland
    France
    Germany
    India
    Indonesia
    Italy
    Japan
    Korea
    Malaysia

    Mexico
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Norway
    Pakistan
    Philippines
    Portugal
    Russia
    Singapore

    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Thailand
    United
    Kingdom

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    Digital TV Channel List
    Only the main transmitters are listed. For further details or updates refer to the web site
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/reception/transmitters/tv_trans/index.shtml
    MAIN TRANSMITTERS
    London & South East
    1 Bluebell Hill
    2 Crystal Palace
    3 Dover
    4 Heathfield
    5 Oxford
    South -West
    6 Beacon Hill
    7 Caradon Hill
    8 Huntshaw Cross
    9 Redruth
    q; Stockland Hill
    Channel Islands
    qa Fremont Point
    South
    qs Hannington
    qd Midhurst
    qf Rowridge
    West
    qg Mendip
    East
    qh Sandy Heath
    qj Sudbury
    qk Tacolneston
    Midlands (West)
    ql Ridge Hill
    w; Sutton Coldfield
    wa The Wrekin A
    Midlands (East)
    ws Waltham
    Northern Ireland
    wd Brougher Mountain
    wf Divis
    wg Limavady
    North
    wh Belmont
    wj Emley Moor
    North-West
    wk Winter Hill
    North-East
    wl Bilsdale
    e; Caldbeck
    ea Chatton
    es Pontop Pike
    Scotland
    ed Angus
    ef Black Hill
    eg Sandale
    eh Bressay
    ej Craigkelly
    ek Darvel
    el Durris
    r; Eitshal
    ra Keelylang Hill
    rs Knock More
    rd Rosemarkie
    rf Rumster Forest
    rg Selkirk
    Wales
    rh Blaenplwyf
    rj Carmel
    rk Llanddona
    rl Moel-y-Parc
    t; Presely
    ta Wenvoe

    120

    BBC

    ITV&C4

    SDN

    MuxB MuxC MuxD

    59
    25
    68
    34
    34

    24
    22
    61
    29
    68

    27
    32
    55
    48
    51

    45
    28
    58
    47
    52

    42
    34
    57
    54
    48

    39
    29
    60
    51
    29

    52
    34
    54
    39
    22

    61
    31
    58
    42
    28

    58
    48
    61
    45
    25

    54
    21
    64
    49
    32

    56
    24
    53
    43
    30

    64
    27
    57
    50
    34

    No Digital Transmission
    50
    56
    23

    43
    65
    28

    40
    62
    30

    46
    59
    32

    44
    64
    26

    41
    60
    33

    59

    55

    62

    65

    56

    67

    42
    49
    63

    45
    68
    60

    43
    48
    53

    67
    39
    58

    40
    54
    61

    46
    50
    64

    53
    41
    21

    57
    44
    31

    60
    47
    24

    63
    51
    27

    42
    52
    53

    45
    55
    57

    49

    23

    26

    33

    45

    42

    36

    41

    44

    40

    43

    42
    39
    33

    30
    29
    67

    34
    33
    58

    23
    23
    53

    26
    26
    57

    29
    48
    60

    33
    34
    63

    37
    34
    45

    38

    31
    25

    30
    52

    48
    40

    68
    43

    66
    46

    60
    50

    57
    49

    56

    66

    68

    67

    60

    63

    24

    35

    23

    32

    30
    29

    27
    28

    34
    25
    40
    48

    21
    23
    50
    55

    31
    26
    43
    59

    24
    39
    46
    62

    27
    45
    47
    65

    48

    42
    42
    51
    53

    26

    49
    22
    20

    21

    18

    46
    16

    19

    50
    47

    68
    66
    59
    41
    47
    44
    No Digital Transmission
    21
    24
    27
    33
    29
    23
    22
    25
    32
    30
    34
    52
    34
    30
    22
    48
    52
    41
    34
    30
    53
    47
    51
    41
    28
    22
    25
    53
    57
    60

    31
    26
    28
    51
    25
    44
    57
    44
    32
    63

    66
    42
    30
    41
    28
    47
    60
    46
    62
    66

    68
    39
    34
    44
    32
    51
    56
    50
    59
    56

    28
    55
    50
    54
    47
    30

    32
    62
    61
    64
    42
    50

    29
    68
    64
    30
    45
    43

    33
    66
    46
    34
    49
    46

    22
    65
    54
    58
    51
    34

    25
    59
    58
    61
    39
    40

    62
    51

    56
    55

    5

    51

    65
    65

    2

    12

    1

    15

    8

    13

    10
    7

    17

    6

    14

    9
    11

    4

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    Index
    Words in quotations appear in
    the on-screen displays.

    Numerics
    16:9 25, 94
    4:3 Letter Box 25, 94
    “4:3 Output” 95
    4:3 Pan Scan 25, 94
    “48kHz/96kHz PCM” 98

    A
    “A-B Erase” 74
    Adjusting
    playback picture 63
    playback sound 64
    recording picture 53
    Aerial 15
    Album 35, 71
    Album number 35
    “Album Search” 67
    Angle 62
    Area code 119
    Audio 62, 96
    “Audio Connection” 25
    Audio cord 20
    “Audio DRC” 96
    “Audio Filter” 64
    “Audio” 89
    “Audio Settings” 64
    “Auto Chapter” 99
    “Auto Display” 102
    “Auto Title Erase” 57
    Auto Tune 25, 91
    “AV SYNC” 64

    B
    Batteries 22
    “Bilingual” 58, 59
    “BNR” 63
    “Brightness” 54, 63

    C
    “C NR” 63
    “Capture All” 77
    “Capture” 77
    CD 12
    “Change IN” 77, 87
    “Change OUT” 77, 87
    Chapter 35, 54, 76, 117
    CHAPTER MARK 76
    CHAPTER MARK ERASE
    76
    Chapter number 35
    “Chapter Search” 67
    Chasing Playback 65
    “Check Overlap” 55, 56
    Checking/changing/cancelling timer settings (Timer
    List) 56
    Child Lock 61
    Cleaning discs 110
    Clock 25, 89
    “Colour” 54, 63
    “Colour System” 100
    Colour systems 111
    “Combine” 78
    “Command Mode” 24, 102
    “Component Out” 95
    Component video input 16
    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
    17
    Connecting 16
    the aerial cable 15
    the audio cords 20
    the video cords 16
    “Contrast” 54, 63
    Controlling TVs with the remote 22
    Copy control signals 49
    Copy protection 117
    Copy-Free 49
    Copy-Never 49
    Copy-Once 49
    CPRM 10
    “Create Playlist” 77
    Creating chapters 76

    Digital Services
    Digital Text viewing 44
    EPG 41
    Favourites 45
    Index 47
    Programme information
    43
    Digital Software Upgrade 93
    Digital video camera 84
    “Dimmer” 101
    “Disc Info” 29, 38, 76
    Disc Map 76
    Disc Settings 29, 38, 76, 101
    Disc space 30
    Disc types 10
    Display
    front panel display 35,
    115
    “Divide” 75
    Dolby Digital 20, 97, 117
    “Downmix” 97
    DTS 98, 117
    “Dub Mode” 79, 88
    Dubbing
    “Dub Mode” 79
    High-speed Dubbing 79
    Rec Mode Conversion
    Dubbing 80
    “Settings” 83
    “DV Audio Input” 85
    DV Dubbing 84
    One Touch Dubbing 86,
    100
    Program Edit 86
    “DV EDIT” 87
    DV IN 84
    “DVD Line Rec. Picture Size”
    54
    “DVD Menu” 89
    DVD VIDEO 12, 117
    DVD+R 10, 117
    DVD+RW 10, 117
    DVD-R 10, 117
    DVD-RW 10, 117
    DVD-RWs (Video mode) 73
    “DVE” 63

    D
    DATA CD 12
    “Digital Out” 97
    ,continued

    121



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    E
    Easy Setup 25, 103
    Editing 72, 77
    DV Edit 84
    Enter characters 36
    EPG
    Viewing a list of available channels 41
    Viewing programmes related to a specific category. 42
    “Erase All” 76
    “Erase” 56, 73, 77, 87
    “Erase Titles” 75
    “Extend Rec” 50

    F
    “Factory Setup” 102
    Favourites
    Deleting a channel from
    the Favourites List 46
    Moving to a different favourite list 46
    Setting a favourite list 45
    Watching or listening to
    a favourite channel 46
    “Features” 99
    “File Search” 67
    “Finalise Disc” 100
    “Finalise” 39
    Finalising 39
    “Format DVD-RW” 101
    “Format” 29
    Formatting 29
    Freeze Frame 62
    Front panel 114
    Front panel display 35, 115

    G

    HDMI OUT 16, 17
    “Hue” 63

    I
    i.LINK 112
    Index 47
    INPUT SELECT 59, 85
    Interlace 118
    Interlace format 118

    J
    JPEG image files 68

    L
    Labelling 38
    Language 89
    LINE 2 IN 27
    LINE 3 26
    LINE 4 IN 27
    “Line Audio Input” 58, 59
    “Line1 Output” 95
    “Line3 Input” 96
    “Line3 Output” 96
    “Line4 Input” 96

    M
    Mains Lead 21
    Manual Clock Set 89
    Manufacturer Information 93
    MENU 60
    Menu
    DVD’s Menu 60
    Top menu 60
    “Mix” 85
    “MNR” 63
    “Modify” 56
    “Move” 77, 87
    MP3 audio tracks 68
    MPEG 97, 118

    GB 30

    H
    Handling discs 110
    “HDD Line Rec. Picture Size”
    53
    HDMI
    “Audio (HDMI)” 98
    “HDMI Resolution” 94

    122

    N
    Number buttons 37

    O
    One Touch Dubbing 86, 100
    One Touch Menu 61
    One Touch Play 61
    One Touch Timer 50
    “Options” 101
    Original 33, 72, 118

    P
    Page mode 33
    Parental Control 61, 99
    Parental Lock 90
    Parts and controls 113
    “Password” 101
    “Pause Mode” 95
    “PB Video Equalizer” 63
    PBC 60
    Picture quality 53, 63
    Picture size 53
    “Play Beginning” 61
    Play mode 35
    Playable discs 12
    Playback 12, 35, 60, 62
    fast forward 62
    fast reverse 62
    freeze frame 62
    instant advance 62
    instant replay 62
    JPEG image files 68
    MP3 audio tracks 68
    resume play 61
    scan audio 60
    slow-motion play 62
    Playing status bar 35
    Playlist 33, 72, 77, 118
    “Power Save” 102
    “Present Time” 89
    “Preview” 77, 87
    Programme Edit 86
    Programme Hide 92
    Programme information 43
    Programme Sort 92
    Progressive 19, 118
    “Progressive Mode” 95
    “Protect Disc” 38
    “Protect” 73
    Protection
    disc 38
    title 73



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    Q
    Quick guide to disc types 10
    Quick Timer 53

    R
    Rear panel 116
    REC 31
    Rec Mode Adjust 50
    “Rec Mode” 53
    “Rec NR” 54
    REC PAUSE 31
    “Rec Settings” 53
    REC STOP 86
    “Rec Video Equalizer” 54
    Recordable discs 10
    Recording 48, 58, 99
    picture adjustment 53
    recording format 10
    recording mode 32, 48
    recording time 32
    “Update” 50
    while watching another
    programme 31
    Recording time 48
    RECOVERY 108
    Region code 13
    Remaining time 35
    Remote 22, 113
    Resetting the recorder 103
    Resume Play 61
    “RGB” 25, 95

    S
    S VIDEO 16
    “S Video” 25, 95
    Scan Audio 60
    “Scart Setting” 95
    Scene List 77
    Screen Saver 100
    “Search” 67
    Searching
    fast reverse/fast forward
    62
    locating the beginning of
    the title/chapter/track 62
    scan audio 60
    search mode 67
    visual search 67
    SET 23, 37

    “Set Thumbnail” 73
    Signal Strength 93
    Simultaneous Rec and Play 66
    Slow-motion play 62
    SMARTLINK 18
    Sort 33
    Sound quality 64
    “Stereo1” 85
    “Stereo2” 85
    Subtitle 62, 89
    Super VIDEO CD 12
    Surround 64
    Synchro Rec 58

    T
    Technical Information 93
    Thumbnail picture 34
    “Time Search” 67
    TIME/TEXT 35
    TIMER 49
    Timer List 56
    Timer recording
    check/change/cancel 55,
    56
    EPG timer setting 51
    manual setting 49
    Rec Mode Adjust 50
    Synchro Rec 58
    Title 35, 118
    TITLE LIST 60
    Title List 32, 60
    Sort 33
    Thumbnail 34
    “Title Name” 73
    Title number 35
    “Title Search” 67
    TOP MENU 60
    Track 118
    “Track Search” 67
    Troubleshooting 104
    “TV Direct Rec” 31, 99
    TV Pause 65
    “TV Type” 25, 94
    TV/DVD switch 22
    TV/VIDEO 31
    TVS (TV Virtual Surround)
    64

    U
    “Unfinalise” 40
    Unfinalising 40
    Usable discs 10, 12

    V
    VIDEO CD 12
    Video cord 16
    “Video” 25, 95, 94
    Video input 16
    Video mode 10
    “Video Settings” 63
    Visual Search 67
    VR mode 10, 72

    Y
    “Y NR” 63

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