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  1. 1. DVD PLAYER/VIDEO CASSETTERECORDEROWNER’S MANUALMODEL : V281Before connecting, operating or adjusting thisproduct, please read this instruction booklet carefullyand completely.
  2. 2. Safety Precautions CAUTION: The apparatus shall not be exposed to water, CAUTION dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. DO NOT OPEN CAUTION concerning the Power Cord CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) dedicated circuit; NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE That is, a single outlet circuit which powers only that appli- REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. ance and has no additional outlets or branch circuits. Check the specification page of this owners manual to be certain. This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the or damaged wall outlets, extension cords, frayed power user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous cords, or damaged or cracked wire insulation are danger- voltage within the product’s enclosure that may ous. Any of these conditions could result in electric shock be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of or fire. Periodically examine the cord of your appliance, and electric shock to persons. if its appearance indicates damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of the appliance, and have the cord The exclamation mark within an equilateral trian- replaced with an exact replacement part by an authorized gle is intended to alert the user to the presence services. of important operating and maintenance (servic- Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical abuse, ing) instructions in the literature accompanying such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, closed in a door, or the product. walked upon. Pay particular attention to plugs, wall outlets, and the point where the cord exits the appliance. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT To disconnect power from the mains, pull out the mains TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. cord plug. When installing the product, ensure that theWARNING: Do not install this equipment in a confined space plug is easily accessible.such as a book case or similar unit.CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings. Install inaccordance with the manufacturers instructions.Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilationand to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect itfrom over heating.The openings should be never be blocked by placing the prod-uct on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This productshould not be placed in a built-in installation such as a book-case or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manu-facturers instruction have been adhered to.CAUTION:This Digital Video Disc Player employs a Laser System.To ensure proper use of this product, please read thisowner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference,should the unit require maintenance, contact an authorizedservice location-see service procedure.Use of controls, adjustments or the performance of proce-dures other than those specified herein may result in haz-ardous radiation exposure.To prevent direct exposure to laser beam, do not try toopen the enclosure. Visible laser radiation when open. DONOT STARE INTO BEAM. 2
  3. 3. Table of ContentsIntroduction OperationSafety Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Operation with tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-23Table of Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Playing a tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20Before Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 CM (Commercial Message) Skip. . . . . . . . . . 20 Introduction About the Symbol Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 OPR (Optimum Picture Response) . . . . . . . . 20 Symbol used in this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Instant Timer Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Notes on Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Timer recording using On Screen Display . . . 22-23 Handling Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Additional Operation - VCR part . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Storing Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Cleaning Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 On Screen Display (F.OSD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Selecting the Viewing Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tape Counter Memory Stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Types of Playable Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Video Doctor (Self-Diagnosis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Regional Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Wide Screen Compatibility 16:9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1W Mode (Power save mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Recording from External Components . . . . . . . . . . 26Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Copying from DVD to VCR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 General Playback features - DVD Part. . . . . . . . . . 27Preparation Playing a DVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Additional features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Connecting to a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3D Surround . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Connecting to Optional Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Time Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28Before Operation-VCR part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-15 Marker Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Tuning in a video channel on your TV . . . . . . . . . 11 Last Scene Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Using your VCR for the very first time . . . . . . . . . 11 Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Setting the clock Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file . . . . . . . . . 29 To set the colour system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Programmed Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 How to use the main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Repeat Programmed Tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Tuning in TV Stations Automatically. . . . . . . . . . . 13 Erasing a Track from Program List . . . . . . . . 29 Tuning in TV Stations Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Erasing the Complete Program List . . . . . . . 29 Changing the order of TV Stations. . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Viewing a JPEG file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Deleting TV Stations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Slide Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Before Operation-DVD part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Still Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Displaying Disc Information on-screen. . . . . . . . . 16 Moving to another File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Initial Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 To rotate picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 LANGUAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Playing a DivX Movie file . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Menu Language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Playing a DVD VR format Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Disc Audio / Subtitle / Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Additional Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 DISPLAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Controlling other TVs with the remote control . . . 33 TV Aspect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Maintenance and Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Progressive Scan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Reference TV Output Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Language and Area Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 AUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Language Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Area Code List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Sample Freq. (Frequency). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 DRC (Dynamic Range Control) . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Specification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Vocal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 LOCK (Parental Control) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Password (Security Code) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Area Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 OTHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 PBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Auto Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 DivX(R) VOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 3
  4. 4. Before UseTo ensure proper use of this product, please read this Notes on Discsowner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference.This manual provides information on the operation and Handling Discsmaintenance of your DVD player. Should the unit Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold therequire service, contact an authorized service location. disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface. Never stick paper or tape on the disc.About the Symbol Display“ ” may appear on your TV display during operationand indicates that the function explained in this owner’smanual is not available on that specific DVD video disc. Storing Discs After playing, store the disc in its case. Do not exposeSymbol Used in this Manual the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat and never leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sunlight.Note:Indicates special notes and operating features. Cleaning DiscsTip: Fingerprints and dust on the disc can cause poor pic-Indicates tips and hints for making the task easier. ture quality and sound distortion. Before playing, clean the disc with a clean cloth. Wipe the disc from theA section whose title has one of the following symbols is center out.applicable only to the disc represented by the symbol. ALL All discs listed below DVD DVD and finalized DVD±R/RW ACD Audio CDs MP3 MP3 files Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, WMA WMA files thinner, commercially available cleaners, or anti-static DivX DivX files spray intended for older vinyl records. Selecting the Viewing Source You must select one of your output sources (DVD or VCR) to view on the TV screen. If you want to view DVD deck output source: Press DVD until DVD indicator in the display window lights and output source of DVD deck is viewed on the TV screen. If you want to view VCR deck output source: Press VCR until VCR indicator in the display window lights and output source of VCR deck is viewed on the TV screen. Notes: • If you insert a disc while this unit is in the VCR mode, this unit will switch to DVD mode automatically. • If you insert a cassette tape without prevention tab while this unit is in the DVD mode, this unit will switch to VCR mode automatically. 4
  5. 5. Before Use (Continued)Types of Playable Discs Notes on Copyrights: It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show, broad- DVD cast via cable, play in public, or rent copyrighted materi- (8 cm / 12 cm disc) al without permission. This product features the copy protection function developed by Macrovision. Copy Introduction Audio CD protection signals are recorded on some discs. When (8 cm / 12 cm disc) recording and playing the pictures of these discs picture noise will appear. This product incorporates copyrightIn addition, this unit plays DVD±R/RW and CD-R/RW protection technology that is protected by methodthat contains audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, and/or claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectualJPEG files. property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection This indicates a product feature that is capable technology must be authorized by Macrovision of playing DVD-RW discs recorded with Video Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited Recording format. viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disas-Notes: sembly is prohibited.• Depending on the conditions of the recording equip- ment or the CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/RW) disc itself, CONSUMERS SHOULD NOTE THAT NOT ALL HIGH some CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/RW) discs cannot be DEFINITION TELEVISION SETS ARE FULLY COM- played on the unit. PATIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT AND MAY CAUSE ARTIFACTS TO BE DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURE. IN• Do not use irregularly shaped CDs (e.g., heart- CASE OF 625 PROGRESSIVE SCAN PICTURE shaped or octagonal) since they may result in PROBLEMS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE USER malfunctions. SWITCH THE CONNECTION TO THE ‘STANDARD• This unit requires discs and recordings to meet DEFINITION’ OUTPUT. IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS certain technical standards in order to achieve optimal REGARDING OUR TV SET COMPATIBILITY WITH playback quality. Pre-recorded DVDs are automatical- THIS MODEL 625p DVD PLAYER, PLEASE CONTACT ly set to these standards. There are many different OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER. types of recordable disc formats (including CD-R con- taining MP3 or WMA files) and these require certain pre-existing conditions (see above) to ensure compatible playback. Customers should note that permission is required in order to download MP3 / WMA files and music from the Internet. Our company has no right to grant such permission. Permission should always be sought from the copyright owner.Regional CodeThis unit has a regional code printed on the rear of theunit. This unit can play only DVD discs labelled same asthe rear of the unit or “ALL”.Notes on Regional Codes• Most DVD discs have a globe with one or more num- bers in it clearly visible on the cover. This number must match your unit’s regional code or the disc can- not play.• If you try to play a DVD with a different regional code from your player, the message “Check Regional Code” appears on the TV screen. 5
  6. 6. Front Panel 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 151. Disc Tray 6. Remote Sensor Insert a disc here. Point the remote control here.2. 1 POWER 7. Tape Compartment Switches the unit to ON or OFF. 8. VCR3. PROG. (V/v) Channel Programme Selectors. Tape Eject4. DVD 9. ./m Opens or closes the disc tray. Go to beginning of current chapter/track or to5. Display window PREVIOUS chapter/track. Shows the current status of the unit. Press and hold for two seconds for a fast reverse DVD: DVD deck is selected. search. Rewinds the tape. : A disc is loaded in the DVD deck. 10. N [P]: Indicates the Progressive Scan is set to On Starts playback. mode. 11. M/> : Indicates repeat mode. Go to NEXT chapter/track. Press and hold for two seconds for a fast forward : Child Lock is engaged. search. Winds the tape forwards. : DVD+VCR is in timer recording or a timer 12. x recording is programmed. Stops playback. : A Cassette is in the VCR deck. VCR: VCR deck is selected. 13. DVD/VCR REC: VCR recording is engaged. DVD/VCR Selector DVD to Video tape copy is in progress. 14. Video IN Jack TV: Indicates TV mode. (See Notes on page 21.) 15. Audio IN (L/R) Jacks : Indicates total playing time/elapsed time/current time. 6
  7. 7. Remote Control POWER TV Control Buttons (see p. 33) Switch this unit ON or OFF. TV POWER: Turns on or off the TV. DVD/VCR select button TV AV: Selects the TV’s source. Selects operational mode of TV PR +/–: Selects TV’s channel. remote control. TV VOL +/–: Adjusts TV’s volume. Introduction OPEN/CLOSE DISPLAY EJECT CLK/CNT Open or close the disc tray. Access the On-Screen Display. Tape Eject. Shows you the current time or 0-9 numerical buttons counter. Select numbered items in a menu. F G D E (left/right/up/down) TV/VCR Select an item in the menu. Switch between your TV’s tuner PR/TRK(+/-) and the VCR’s internal tuner. Select channel programme of VCR. AV To adjust tracking. Select input source for recording To control vertical tremble during into tape. picture still. ENTER/OK BACKWARD / FORWARD Acknowledge menu selection. (m / M) DISC MENU DVD: Search backward or forward. Access menu of a DVD disc. VCR: Rewinds the tape during the STOP mode, for fast reverse picture SETUP/ i search and Advances the tape during Access or remove setup menu. the STOP mode, fast forward picture RETURN search. Hides or displays the help menu while watching JPEG picture in full SKIP (. / >) screen. Go to next chapter or track. Returns to beginning of current AUDIO chapter or track or go to previous Select an audio language (DVD). chapter or track. SUBTITLE PAUSE/STEP (X) Select a subtitle language.Pause playback temporarily / press ANGLE repeatedly for frame-by-frame Select DVD camera angle if available playback. ZOOM PLAY (N)N Enlarge video image. Starts playback. REC/ITR (O) STOP ( Á ) Record your input sources into tape. Stops playback. * LOCK (Child Lock) MARKER Switch the Child Lock on and off. Mark any point during playback. TITLE SEARCH Display the title menu of the disc if Display MARKER SEARCH menu. available. CLEAR PROGRAM Clear a track number on the Access or remove program menu. program menu or a mark on the A-B/LP MARKER SEARCH menu. Repeat sequence. Reset tape counter to zero. Select the recording speed of the REPEAT tape. Repeat chapter, track, title, all. RANDOM/CM SKIP Play tracks in random order. CM SKIPRemote Control Operation Remote control battery installationPoint the remote control at the remote sensor and press Detach the battery cover on the rear of thethe buttons. remote control, and insert two batteries (size AAA AAA Do not mix old and new batteries and never mix AAA) with 3 and # aligned correctly.). different types of batteries such as standard, alkaline, etc. 7
  8. 8. Rear Panel AERIAL Connect the aerial using this jack. AUDIO IN (Left/Right) (VCR IN AV1) Receive the audio signals from an external source to VCR. AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) (DVD/VCR OUT) Connect to an amplifier, receiver or stereo system. COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) (DVD EXCLUSIVE OUT) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs. AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) (DVD EXCLUSIVE OUT) Connect to an amplifier, receiver or stereo system. Pr R R L L Pb Y AC Power Cord Connect to a power source. S-VIDEO OUT (DVD EXCLUSIVE OUT) Connect to a TV with S-Video input. COAXIAL (Digital audio out jack) (DVD EXCLUSIVE OUT) Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment. VIDEO OUT (DVD/VCR OUT) Connect to a TV with video inputs. VIDEO IN (VCR IN AV1) Receive the video signals from an external source to VCR. RF.OUT Connect to your TV using this jack.Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel.Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the unit. 8
  9. 9. ConnectionsCaution: S-Video connection Make sure this unit is connected directly to the TV. 1. Connect the S-VIDEO OUT jack on this unit to the Set the TV to the correct video input channel. S-Video input jack on the TV using the S-Video Do not connect this unit’s AUDIO OUT jack to the cable (S). phono in jack (record deck) of your audio system. 2. Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks of the PreparationConnecting to a TV DVD Player to the audio left/right in jacks on the TV using the audio cables. Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Progressive Scan connection When using the COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready” SCAN VIDEO OUT jacks, set TV’s input to COMPO- television, you may take advantage of the DVD NENT VIDEO. Player’s progressive scan output for the highest When using the S-VIDEO OUT jack, set the TV’ s video resolution possible. input to S-VIDEO. If your TV does not accept the Progressive ScanBasic connection (AV) format, the picture will appear scrambled if you try1. Connect the VIDEO jack on this unit’s DVD/VCR Progressive Scan on the DVD Player. OUT to the video in jack on the TV using the video 1. Connect the COMPONENT/ PROGRESSIVE SCAN cable (V). VIDEO OUT jacks on the DVD Player to the corre-2. Connect the Left and Right AUDIO jacks of this sponding in jacks on the TV using the Y Pb Pr unit’s DVD/VCR OUT to the audio left/right in jacks cable. on the TV using the audio cables (A1). 2. Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks of theBasic connection (RF) DVD Player to the audio left/right in jacks on the TV1. Connect the RF antenna cable from your indoor/ using the audio cables. outdoor antenna to AERIAL jack on the rear panel of Notes: this unit. Set the Progressive to “On” on the setup menu for2. Connect the supplied RF antenna cable from the progressive signal, see page 17. RF.OUT jack on the rear panel of this unit to your television’s Antenna Input (R). Progressive scan does not work with the analog video connections (yellow VIDEO OUT jack) or S-VIDEO Rear of TV connection. VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT Rear of TV AERIAL INPUT /PROGRESSIVE SCAN AUDIO INPUT S-VIDEO INPUT AERIAL VIDEO COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT AUDIO INPUT S-VIDEO INPUT INPUT /PROGRESSIVE SCAN Pr Pb Y L R Pr Pb Y L R R V A1 C A2 S Pr R R Pr R L R L L Pb L Pb Y Y Rear of this unit (Basic connection) Rear of this unit (DVD exclusive out connection)DVD exclusive out connection Component Video connection Note:1. Connect the COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE If the TV has an S-video input, connect the DVD player SCAN VIDEO OUT jacks on the DVD Player to with the S-video cable. When using an S-video cable, the corresponding in jacks on the TV using the do not connect the yellow video cable. Y Pb Pr cable (C).2. Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks of the DVD Player to the audio left/right in jacks on the TV using the audio cables (A2). 9
  10. 10. Connections (Continued)Connecting to Optional Equipment Rear of this unitConnecting to an amplifier equipped with two chan-nel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Pr R RConnect the Left and Right DVD/VCR AUDIO OUT or LAUDIO OUT (DVD EXCLUSIVE OUT) jacks on this unit Lto the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, Pbreceiver or stereo system, using the audio cables. YConnecting to an amplifier equipped with two channeldigital stereo (PCM) or to an Audio/ Video receiverequipped with a multi-channel decoder (DolbyDigital™, MPEG 2 or DTS) or1. Connect one of this unit’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack (COAXIAL) to the corresponding in jack on your DVD/VCR OUT amplifier. Use an optional digital (coaxial) audio cable. DVD exclusive out2. You will need to activate this unit’s digital output. (See “AUDIO” on page 18).Digital Multi-channel soundA digital multi-channel connection provides the bestsound quality. For this you need a multi-channel COAXIAL L RAudio/Video receiver that supports one or more of the DIGITAL INPUT AUDIO INPUTaudio formats supported by your unit (MPEG 2, DolbyDigital and DTS). Check the receiver manual and the Amplifier (Receiver)logos on the front of the receiver.Warning: Digital multi-channel connectionDue to the DTS Licensing agreement, the digital output (DVD exclusive out connecttion)will be in DTS digital out when DTS audio stream isselected.Notes: If the audio format of the digital output does not match the capabilities of your receiver, the receiver will Pr R produce a strong, distorted sound or no sound at all. R L To see the audio format of the current DVD in the L On-Screen Display, press AUDIO. Pb YManufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Rear of this unit“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol aretrademarks of Dolby Laboratories.DTS and DTS Digital Out are trademarks of DigitalTheater Systems, Inc. 10
  11. 11. Before Operation-VCR partTuning in a video channel on your Using your VCR for the very firstTV timeVideo channel (RF output channel) is the channel on Following picture will display on the TV screen when Preparationwhich your TV receives picture and sound signals from you have just connected your video recorder for thethe DVD+VCR through the RF cable. very first time.If you have used a SCART lead you will not have to To make tuning TV stations, please follow stages 3 to 4tune your TV, simply select the AV channel. The AV as shown "ACMS" (see p.13).channel is already pre-tuned for optimum video play-back on your TV.Perform the following steps only if interference appearsin the TV picture after you have moved to a differentarea or a new station has started broadcasting in your ACMSarea, or if you change the connection from RF connec- Pr-12 OK ition to AV connection, or vise versa. ACMS1. Turn on DVD+VCR and TV.2. Set the vacant position 36 on your TV.3. Press POWER on the remote control to enter the stand by mode (the clock indicator will be dimmed).4. Press and hold PROG. (v or V) on the DVD+VCR v for more than 4 seconds. RF 36 will appear in the display. The following picture will be displayed on the TV screen. RF CHANNEL 36 If the picture is snowy, move to step 5. If the picture is clean, press POWER on the DVD+VCR to finish.5. Press PROG. (v or V) on the DVD+VCR to set the v video channel to a vacant position between 22 and 68 which is not occupied by any local station in your area. Note: The RF channel will not change until step 6 has been executed.6. Press POWER to store the new RF video channel into the DVD+VCR memory. Now tune your TV set to the new DVD+VCR RF channel.NoteIf the TV picture was clear in step 4, do not retune yourTV. 11
  12. 12. Before Operation-VCR partSetting the clock Manually To set the colour systemThe clock in your DVD+VCR controls time and date set- 1. Press i.tings for your DVD+VCR. 2. The main menu will appear on the TV screen.1. Press i. 3. Press 1 or 2 to select the SYS and press Press b or B to select SET. ENTER/OK. Press ENTER/OK. 4. Press 3 or 4 to select according to the COLOUR system used. HH MM DD MM YY -- : - - -- . -- . -- --- 1 2 1 2 SET SYS SET i f OSD SYS ON i OFF2. Use the v or V on the remote control to alter the HOURS, MINUTES, DAY, MONTH and YEAR. 5. Press 2 to select the RF AUDIO. Please note your DVD+VCR uses a 24 hour clock. Press 3 or 4 to select according to the RF AUDIO e.g. 1pm will be displayed as 13:00. used. The day of the week will appear automatically when you enter the year. 1 2 SET SYS f OSD SYS ON i OFF HH MM DD MM YY 8 : 00 1 . 01 . 07 MON 6. Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen. 1 2 SET OK i3. If you make a mistake press b or B and enter the correct details.4. Press i to return to a TV picture. 12
  13. 13. Before Operation-VCR partHow to use the main menu Tuning in TV Stations AutomaticallyThis DVD+VCR can easily be programmed by using the If the TV broadcast signal is weak your DVD+VCR maymenus displayed on screen. not detect the necessary information and will not be ableThe menus are controlled by the Remote Control to store them correctly. To overcome this problem please PreparationHandset. turn to the MANUAL TUNING section on page 14.1. Switch on your TV set and DVD+VCR by pressing the 1. Press POWER to turn on your DVD+VCR. POWER button. 2. Press i button.2. Press i button. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. Press 1 or 2 to select the ACMS. Press ENTER/OK. 1 2 SET SYS f OSD ON OFF 1 2 Pr-12 ACMS ACMS SET SYS Pr-12 ACMS f OSD ON OK i Pr-12 OFF ACMS OK i REC - Timer recording setting (see p. 22). PR SET - Manual tuning setting (see p. 14). 3. Press OK again to start the automatic tuning process. ACMS - ACMS (Automatic Channel Memory System) (see p. 13). 01 C02 00 PR-01 02 C03 00 PR-02 SET - Date & clock setting (see p. 12). 03 C04 00 PR-03 SYS - To set the Colour TV System (see p. 12). 1 W ON/OFF - Power Save Mode (see p. 25). S E (Dr.) - To check a problem with your VCR Pr-12 ACMS i (see p. 25). F.OSD ON/OFF - To display the operational 4. The TV STATION TABLE will appear when tuning is mode of your VCR completed. (see p. 24). Press i to save your settings. (OPR) - To improve the playback picture 01 C02 00 PR-01 (see p. 20). 02 C03 00 PR-02 03 C04 00 PR-03 Appear when playback only. 04 C05 00 PR-04 05 C06 00 PR-05 06 C07 00 PR-06 07 C08 00 PR-07Tip 08 C09 00 PR-08 MOVE :You can change the menu language on the DVD setup PSET R DELETE : , OK imenu. (See the Menu Language on page 17.)3. Press 1 and 2 to select the desired menu. Press ENTER/OK and use 3 or 4 to select.4. Press i to return to a TV picture. 13
  14. 14. Before Operation-VCR partTuning in TV Stations ManuallyIn certain areas of the country broadcast signals may PR CH MFT STATIONbe too weak for your DVD+VCR’s automatic tuning 04 C04 00process to find or assign TV stations correctly.You must tune in these weaker broadcast stations man- CHANNEL/CABLE : AV PSET R iually in order for your DVD+VCR to store them. 6. Press 2 to select STATION so that you may name1. Press i. your TV station. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. Press ENTER/OK. Press 1 or 2 to select the PR SET. Press ENTER/OK. 7. Use 3 or 4 to select letters and numbers for the station name. Use 1 or 2 to move back and forth between characters. Press ENTER/OK. 1 2 Pr-12 PSET ACMS SET SYS R PSET f OSD R ON OFF PR CH MFT STATION 04 C04 00 - PR CH MFT STATION PSET R OK i 01 C03 00 PR-03 CHANNEL/CABLE : AV 8. Press i, confirm the station placement. PSET R i2. Press i. PR CH MFT STATION The station table will appear. 04 C04 00 PR-043. Press 3 or 4 to select the programme number that you want to tune (for example, PR 04). PSET R OK i 01 C01 00 PR-01 If you wish to manually tune other stations repeat 02 C02 00 PR-02 03 C03 00 PR-03 stages 3 - 8. 04 -- -- ----- 05 -- -- ----- 06 -- -- ----- 01 C01 00 PR-01 07 -- -- ----- 02 C02 00 PR-02 08 -- -- ----- 03 C03 00 PR-03 MOVE : 04 C04 00 PR-04 PSET DELETE : , OK i R 05 -- -- ----- 06 -- -- ----- 07 -- -- -----4. Press ENTER/OK. 08 -- -- ----- MOVE : Press AV to select C (Standard stations) or S (Cable PSET R DELETE : , OK i stations): C02 - C69, S01 - S41. 9. Press i again. Enter the channel number of station that you want to Your new TV station has now been tuned into your tune, use 3 or 4 to find the required station. DVD+VCR. PR CH MFT STATION 04 C-- -- ---- CHANNEL/CABLE : AV PSET i R5. Searching will stop when it locates a stations. Press 2 to select MFT. Control the fine tuning of the station by using 3 or 4. 14
  15. 15. Before Operation-VCR partChanging the order of TV Stations Deleting TV StationsAfter tuning TV stations into your DVD+VCR you may After tuning TV stations into your DVD+VCR you maywish to change the order in which they are stored with- wish to delete a station.out having to retune them again. The instructions given The instructions given on this page will show you how Preparationon this page will show you how you can simply move you can easily delete any unwanted TV stations.them into your desired order. 1. Press i.1. Press i. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. The main menu will appear on the TV screen. Use 1 or 2 to select the PR SET. Press 1 or 2 to select the PR SET. Press ENTER/OK. Press ENTER/OK. PR CH MFT STATION PR CH MFT STATION 01 C03 00 PR-03 1 2 01 C03 00 PR-03 PSET Pr-12 1 2 R ACMS SET SYS Pr-12 PSET PSET f OSD R R ACMS SET SYS ON CHANNEL/CABLE : AV PSET OFF f OSD R PSET ON CHANNEL/CABLE : AV R i OFF PSET R i 2. Press i.2. Press i. Press 3 or 4 to select the programme number you 3. Press 3 or 4 to select the programme number you want to move (for example, PR-03). want to delete. (for example, PR-01) Press 2. 01 C01 00 PR-01 02 C02 00 PR-02 01 C01 00 PR-01 01 C01 00 PR-01 03 C04 00 PR-04 02 C02 00 PR-02 02 C02 00 PR-02 04 -- -- ----- 03 C03 00 PR-03 03 C03 00 PR-03 05 C03 00 PR-03 04 C04 00 PR-04 04 C04 00 PR-04 06 -- -- ----- 05 -- -- ----- 05 -- -- ----- 07 -- -- ----- 06 -- -- ----- 06 -- -- ----- 08 -- -- ----- 07 -- -- ----- 07 -- -- ----- MOVE : 08 -- -- ----- 08 -- -- ----- PSET DELETE : , OK i R MOVE : PSET DELETE : , OK i PSET OK i R R 4. Press 1.3. Press 3 or 4 to select the programme number you After a short while, the selected station will be want to move to (for example, PR-05). deleted. If you wish to delete other TV stations repeat stages 01 C01 00 PR-01 3 - 4. 02 C02 00 PR-02 03 C04 00 PR-04 04 -- -- ----- 01 C01 00 PR-02 05 C03 00 PR-03 02 C02 00 PR-04 06 -- -- ----- 03 -- -- ----- 07 -- -- ----- 04 C03 00 PR-03 08 -- -- ----- 05 -- -- ----- 06 -- -- ----- PSET OK i 07 -- -- ----- R 08 -- -- ----- MOVE : PSET DELETE : , OK i4. Press ENTER/OK. R The selected programme will be moved to the new 5. Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen. programme number. If you wish to move other TV stations repeat stages 1 - 4. 01 C01 00 PR-01 02 C02 00 PR-02 03 C04 00 PR-04 04 -- -- ----- 05 C03 00 PR-03 06 -- -- ----- 07 -- -- ----- 08 -- -- ----- MOVE : PSET DELETE : , OK i R5. Press i to remove the menus from the TV screen. 15
  16. 16. Before Operation-DVD partDisplaying Disc Information Initial Settingson-screen By using the DVD Setup menu, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound. You canYou can display various information about the disc also set a language for the subtitles and the Setup menu,loaded on-screen. among other things. For details on each Setup menu item, see pages 16 to 19.1. Press DISPLAY to show various playback information. To display and exit the Menu: The items displayed differ depending on the disc Press SETUP to display the menu. A second press of type or playing status. SETUP will take you back to initial screen. To go to the next level: 1/3 Press B on the remote control. 1 / 12 To go back to the previous level: Press b on the remote control. 0:20:09 General Operation ABC 1 ENG 1. Press DVD on the remote control. 1/1 LANGUAGE Menu Language English 3D SUR Disc Audio Original Disc Subtitle Off Disc Menu Original2. You can select an item by pressing v / V and change or select the setting by pressing b / B. Title (Track) – Current title (or track) number/total Move Select number of titles (or tracks) Chapter – Current chapter number/total number of chapters 2. Press SETUP. Time – Elapsed playing time The Setup menu appears. Audio – Selected audio language or channel 3. Use v / V to select the desired option then press B Subtitle – Selected subtitle to move to the second level. Angle – Selected angle/total number of angles The screen shows the current setting for the Sound – Selected sound mode selected item, as well as alternate setting(s).Note: 4. Use v / V to select the second desired option thenIf no button is pressed for a few seconds, the on-screen press B to move to the third level.display disappears. 5. Use v / V to select the desired setting then press ENTER/OK to confirm your selection. Some items require additional steps. 6. Press SETUP or N exit the Setup menu. 16
  17. 17. Before Operation-DVD partLANGUAGE Progressive Scan Progressive Scan Video provides the highest quality LANGUAGE pictures with less flickering. Menu Language English Disc Audio Original If you are using the Component Video jacks for connec- tion to a TV or monitor that is compatible with a pro- Preparation Disc Subtitle Off Disc Menu Original gressive scan signal, set Progressive Scan to On. To turn On progressive scan: Connect component out of this unit to the input of your Move Select monitor/television, set your television or monitor toMenu Language Component Input.Select a language for the VCR and DVD’s setup menu 1. Select “Progressive Scan” on the DISPLAY menuand information display. then press B. DISPLAY TV AspectDisc Audio / Subtitle / Menu DVD Display Mode Progressive Scan OnSelect the language you prefer for the audio track TV Output Select Off(disc audio), subtitles, and the disc menu. Original: Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded. Prev. Move Enter Other: To select another language, press number 2. Select “On” using the v / V buttons. buttons then ENTER/OK to enter the corresponding 3. Pressing ENTER/OK will set this unit to Progressive 4-digit number according to the language code list in scan mode. the reference chapter (see page 34). If you enter the wrong language code, press CLEAR. Caution: Once the setting for progressive scan output is entered, an image will only be visible on a progressive scanDISPLAY compatible TV or monitor. If you set Progressive Scan to On in error, you must reset the unit. DISPLAY TV Aspect 16 : 9 1) Remove any disc from the unit and close the disc Display Mode Widescreen tray. See that “DISC” is displayed on the display Progressive Scan Off window. TV Output Select RGB 2) Press STOP on the remote control and hold it for five seconds before releasing it. The video output will be restored to the standard setting and a picture will Move Select once again be visible on a conventional analog TV or monitor.TV Aspect DVD4:3 : Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected.16:9 : Select when a 16:9 wide TV is connected.Display Mode DVDDisplay Mode setting works only when the TV Aspectmode is set to “4:3”.Letterbox: Displays a wide picture with bands on theupper and lower portions of the screen.Panscan: Automatically displays the wide picture on theentire screen and cuts off the portions that do not fit. 17
  18. 18. Before Operation-DVD partAUDIO LOCK (Parental Control)Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. LOCKSet this unit’s AUDIO options according to the type of Rating Unlockaudio system you use. Password New Area Code ZA DG AUDIO Dolby Digital Bitstream DTS Bitstream MPEG PCM Sample Freq. 48KHz Move Select DRC On Vocal On Rating Move Select Blocks playback of rated DVDs based on their content. Not all discs are rated.Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG DVD DivX 1. Select “Rating” on the LOCK menu then press B. Bitstream: Select “Bitstream” if you connect the 2. To access the LOCK options, you must input the DVD+VCR’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to an ampli- password you have created. If you have not yet fier or other equipment with a Dolby Digital, DTS or entered password, you are prompted to do so. MPEG decoder. Input a password and press ENTER/OK. Enter it PCM (for Dolby Digital / MPEG): Select when con- again and press ENTER/OK to verify. If you make a nected to a two-channel digital stereo amplifier. mistake before pressing ENTER/OK, press CLEAR. DVDs encoded in Dolby Digital or MPEG will be automatically downmixed to two-channel PCM 3. Select a rating from 1 to 8 using the v / V buttons. audio. Rating 1-8: Rating one (1) has the most restrictions Off (for DTS): If you select “Off”, the DTS signal is and rating eight (8) is the least restrictive. not output through the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack. Unlock: If you select unlock, parental control is not DVD active and the disc plays in full.Sample Freq. (Frequency) 4. Press ENTER/OK to confirm your rating selection,If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of handling then press SETUP to exit the menu.96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice ismade, this unit automatically converts any 96 kHz sig- Passwordnals to 48 kHz so your system can decode them.If your receiver or amplifier is capable of handling 96 You can enter or change password.kHz signals, select 96 kHz. When this choice is made, 1. Select Password on the LOCK menu then press B.this unit passes each type of signal through without anyfurther processing. 2. Follow step 2 as shown above (Rating).Check the documentation for your amplifier to verify its To change the password, press ENTER/OK when thecapabilities. “Change” option is highlighted. Input a password and press ENTER/OK. Enter it again and pressDRC (Dynamic Range Control) DVD ENTER/OK to verify.With the DVD format, you can hear a program’s sound- 3. Press SETUP to exit the menu.track in the most accurate and realistic presentation If you forget your passwordpossible, thanks to digital audio technology. However,you may wish to compress the dynamic range of the If you forget your password, you can clear it using theaudio output (the difference between the loudest sounds following steps:and the quietest ones). This allows you to listen to a 1. Press SETUP to display the Setup menu.movie at a lower volume without losing clarity of sound.Set DRC to On for this effect. 2. Input the 6-digit number “210499” and press ENTER/OK. The password is cleared.Vocal DVDSet to On only when a multi-channel karaoke DVD isplaying. The karaoke channels on the disc mix into nor-mal stereo sound. 18
  19. 19. Before Operation - DVD partArea Code DVD DivX(R) VODEnter the Area Code whose standards were used to We provide you the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand)rate the DVD video disc, based on the list in the registration code that allows you to rent and purchasereference chapter (see page 34). videos using the DivX® VOD service. For more informa- Preparation tion, visit www.divx.com/vod.1. Select “Area Code” on the LOCK menu then press B. 1. Select “DivX(R) VOD” option then press B.2. Follow step 2 as shown left (Rating). 2. Press ENTER/OK while “Select” is selected and the3. Select the first character using v / V buttons. registration code will appear. Use the registration code to purchase or rent the4. Press B and select the second character using v / V buttons. videos from DivX® VOD service at www.divx.com/vod. Follow the instructions and5. Press ENTER/OK to confirm your area code download the video onto a disc for playback on this selection. unit. 3. Press ENTER/OK to exit.OTHERS Note:The PBC and Auto Play and Divx(R) settings can be All the downloaded videos from DivX® VOD can onlychanged. be played back on this unit. OTHERS PBC On . Auto Play Off DivX(R) VOD Select Move SelectPBCPlayback control provides special navigation featuresthat are available on some disc. Select [On] to use thisfeature.Auto Play DVDYou can set up the DVD+VCR so a DVD disc automati-cally starts playing whenever the DVD is inserted.If Auto Play mode is set to On, this DVD player willsearch for title that has the longest playback time andthen play back the title automatically.Note:The Auto Play function may not work for some DVDs. 19
  20. 20. Operation with tapePlaying a tape 5. Slow motion playback, Shuttle : During playing back or still picture press F or G.You will only be able to load and eject video cassettes You can reach the following playback speeds.when your DVD+VCR is plugged into the mains. (REV, PB 5-, PB 1-, Still, SLW, PLAY, 2PLY, CUE)Your DVD+VCR may also playback recordings from To switch off the slow motion and shuttle, press theNTSC tapes (on PAL TV). desired function. During slow motion and shuttle, the noise bars mayGetting a better picture appear on the picture according to the status ofWhen a cassette is inserted and playback started, the tape.automatic tracking function works to get the best possi- If distortions can be seen in the picture, reduce themble picture automatically. If the quality of the recording is with v or V.poor, repeatedly press 3 or 4 on the remote control tomanually adjust the tracking until any distortions have 6. Press STOP to end playback.been removed. Press EJECT. If the end of the tape is reached, your DVD+VCR1. Make sure that you have correctly connected your will stop playback automatically, rewind, stop, eject DVD+VCR as described earlier in this book. the tape. Turn on your TV. Press POWER to turn on your DVD+VCR. CM (Commercial Message) Skip: Insert the video cassette into your DVD+VCR. This feature enables you during playback of a tape to The video cassette should have the window side skip a commercial break in a few seconds, then resume facing up and the arrow facing away from you. normal playback.2. Press N to start playing your tape. While tape is playing press CM SKIP on the remote If you load a video cassette which has had its record control to skip commercial (or another programme protection tab removed, playback of the cassette will material). start automatically. Repeatedly press CM SKIP to skip: AUTO TRACKING 1 Press 30 seconds Your DVD+VCR will automatically adjust the 2 Press 60 seconds tracking to give the best picture quality. 3 Press 90 seconds 4 Press 120 seconds3. Press PAUSE/STEP to still a picture. 5 Press 150 seconds Press PAUSE/STEP repeatedly to advance the tape 6 Press 180 seconds frame by frame. If you press FORWARD, the picture will be slowed OPR (Optimum Picture Response) down at about 1/19 times the normal playback. Tapes can be paused for up to 5 minutes. After 5 This feature automatically improves playback picture minutes your DVD+VCR will stop the tape to quality by adjusting your DVD+VCR to the condition of prevent damaging the tape or your DVD+VCR . the tape. Please note that the OPR icon ( ) will only Still picture quality can be improved slightly by using appear in play that mode when playing a tape. v or V.4. Press N to continue playing your tape. 1. Press i. Double speed playback 2. Press b or B to select (OPR). Press the "N" button during normal 3. Press ENTER/OK. playback. The tape will play back at double speed 4. Press 3 or 4 repeatedly to select: OFF, SOFT or and without sound. SHARP. Please note you may only set OPR when Press the "N" button to return to playback at playing a tape. normal speed 5. Press i return to screen. Picture search: During playing back press either BACKWARD or FORWARD to this will enable you to rapidly wind the tape see where you are on the tape. OFF 1 2 Logic search: PSET R Pr-12 ACMS SOFT SET SHARP SYS f OSD R During fast forwarding or rewinding press and hold ON OFF m or M the picture will be played back at 7 times normal playback speed. 20
  21. 21. Operation with tapeInstant Timer Recording (ITR) 7. Press PAUSE/STEP to avoid recording unwanted scenes.Your DVD+VCR allows you to make recordings using a Press PAUSE/STEP to continue recording.variety of simple methods: Tapes can be paused for up to 5 minutes; RECP willInstant Timer Recording (ITR) start recording immedi- be displayed when a tape is paused. After 5 minutes Operationately for a set period of time or until the video cassette your DVD+VCR will stop recording to preventruns out. damaging the tape or your DVD+VCR.Your DVD+VCR incorporates Long Play (LP) which 8. Press STOP to end recording.enables you to record up to twice the amount of time on Press EJECT.a video cassette. For example an E-180 will record up Notes:to 180 minutes using Standard Play (SP); using LP you If you do not wish to record on a tape (this can hap-will be able to record up to 360 minutes. Please note pen quite easily by accident!) remove the protectionthere will be a slight loss in picture and sound quality tab on the back edge of the video cassette.when using LP. It is possible to record on a video cassette with the1. Make sure that you have correctly connected your record protection tab removed by covering the hole DVD+VCR as described earlier in this book. with self adhesive tape. Press POWER to turn on your DVD+VCR. Remember you can record one programme while watching another by starting your instant recording,2. Insert a video cassette with protection tab into your press TV/VCR to select TV mode and then selecting DVD+VCR. a different channel on your TV. The video cassette should have the window side facing up and the arrow facing away from you.3. Press 3 or 4 to select the programme number you wish to record. You may also directly select programme number using the numbered buttons on the remote control.4. If you wish to record directly from the AUDIO L/R (VCR IN AV1)/ VIDEO (VCR IN AV1) or AUDIO IN (L(MONO)/R)/ VIDEO IN terminals repeatedly press AV until the socket you wish to record from is displayed. AV 1 for recording from AUDIO L/R (VCR IN AV1)/ VIDEO (VCR IN AV1) terminals on the rear of your unit. AV 2 for recording from AUDIO IN (L(MONO)/R)/ VIDEO IN terminals on the front of your unit.5. Press LP if you wish to record in Long Play or Standard Play. SP will produce improved picture and sound quality, however LP will provide twice as much recording time as SP.6. Press REC/ITR on the remote to start recording. Press REC/ITR on the remote several times. Each successive press will increase the record time by 30 minutes until you reach a maximum of 9 hours. 21

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