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Panasonic Diga DMR-E30
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|Bill M||6:55pm on Thursday, September 16th, 2010|
|Great replacement for a VHS VCR!! I bought one of these for about $550 almost two years ago and I use it steadily.|
|wwolfe||10:27am on Friday, June 11th, 2010|
|My Pet Dinosaur I bought this from Circuit City in 2001, priced at $499. I wanted to preserve old VHS home videos & save new ones.|
|guenny||12:14pm on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010|
|Highly impressed with this Panasonic DMR-E30K DVD recorder. Quiet operation and ease of use make it a great machine. On average.|
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2, 1 to select hour and min. and 3, 4 to set the recording time.
You can set hour and min. using the numbered buttons.
When you want to start recording 3, 4, 2, 1 to select Start, then
3, 4, 2, 1 to select the title to play, then
You cannot record more than 8 hours.
To exit the screen Press [EXIT]. To stop recording partway Press . To show the remaining recording time Press [STATUS ] to show the remaining recording time. e.g., HDD
HDD REC 0:DVB BBC ONE Wales
To stop play Press . To exit the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. To stop recording After play stops 1 [HDD] [RAM] Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR] to exit the screen. 2 Press . 3 If the recording stop confirmation screen is displayed, press [2, 1] to select Yes or Stop Recording and press [OK] to stop recording.
During playing while you are recording, you cannot edit or delete titles.
Recording from a Digital Satellite Receiver
[HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RWV] [+R] [+RW] [VHS]
Preparation: [RAM] If the disc is protected, release protection ( 76). [VHS] Ensure accidental erasure tab is intact. Connect a digital satellite receiver to this units AV2 input terminals ( 11). Set the AV2 Input to match the connected equipment in the Setup menu ( 82). When the output signal from the external equipment is NTSC, change the TV System to NTSC in the Setup menu ( 82).
Linked timer recordings with external equipment (SKY Digital STB/digital satellite receiver) EXT LINK
To record programmes from a SKY Digital STB/digital satellite receiver using timer programming Preparation: [RAM] If the disc is protected, release protection ( 76). [VHS] Ensure accidental erasure tab is intact. Make sure you connect the AV2 terminal of this unit to VCR Scart Terminal of a SKY Digital STB/digital satellite receiver with a 21-pin scart cable ( 11). Set the AV2 Input and Ext Link to match the connected equipment in the Setup menu ( 82).
to select AV2 for the digital satellite receiver you have connected. to select the HDD, DVD or VHS drive.
If you selected the DVD or VHS drive, insert a disc or video cassette with enough remaining blank space ( 89).
You can also delete a programme with the following steps. 1 Press [3, 4] to select the programme and press [OPTION]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select Delete and press [OK]. To exit the timer recording list Press [PROG/CHECK].
Recording may fail if there are changes to the stations programming. F disappears from the units display when no timer programme is set or when all timer programmes are deactivated. ------- is displayed on a series recording item if there will be no episode of the series for the next 8 days. We recommend you delete the ------- item after you confirm the last episode of the series is recorded. The Guide Link function may not work if you manually change the start/end time by over 10 minutes. Programmes that failed to record are deleted from the timer recording list at 4 a.m. two days later.
: X: : :
Titles that have been rerouted to the HDD (Displayed while recording.) Drive Recording drive is set to HDD, DVD or VHS
To deactivate timer programme (e.g. to interrupt a daily or weekly timer programming)
After performing step 1 ( left)
B Drive space (Except for [VHS] )
When the drive is set to VHS, - - is displayed. OK: Recordable > (Date): For daily or weekly timer recordings, the display will show until when recordings can be made (up to one month ahead from the present time) based on the time remaining on the disc. !: It may not be possible to record because: (Except for [HDD] ) the disc is write-protected. there is no more space left. the number of possible titles has reached its maximum. programmes are overlapped. the timer programme is deactivated. Relief: Timer programmes that will be relief recorded to the HDD.
F ( left) disappears from the timer recording list. Press the Red button again to activate timer programme.
You can deactivate the timer programme in the following procedure as well. Perform step 1 ( left) 1 Press [OPTION] 2 Press [3, 4] to select Timer Off, then press [OK].
C Channel name, programme name and other information are displayed.
[RAM] [-R] [-RWV] [+R] [+RW] When the recording drive is DVD and there is not enough remaining blank space, recording automatically switches to the HDD. If there is no disc in the tray or the disc cannot be recorded on or when timer recording starts while copying, the recording drive will be altered to the HDD. The DIRECT NAVIGATOR shows which programmes were relief-recorded ( is displayed.) ( 38). If the time remaining on the HDD is insufficient, as much of the programme as possible will be recorded onto the HDD.
Making timer recordings on the television
[HDD] To make a timer recording with your television, connect to a television with a Q Link function ( 48) that you can use for setting timer recordings using a fully wired 21-pin Scart cable ( 10,11).
Make timer programming on the TV.
to turn the unit off.
Auto Renewal Recording
[HDD] If you record a programme onto HDD repeatedly everyday or every week using timer recording, or if you record a programme of series onto HDD repeatedly using Series timer recording, the unit will record the new programme over the old one. This function can be used only when daily, weekly or series timer recording is selected.
The start and end of recording is controlled by TV. The titles are recorded to the HDD.
When this unit is in EXT LINK standby (EXT-L on the units display lights), recording from TV does not start. Programmes are recorded as one title on this unit when the end time of the earlier timer recording and the start time of the later timer recording are close to each other. To divide the titles, go to Divide Title ( 53).
Notes on timer recording
When a timer recording is set, DVDs that were recorded using a different TV system (PAL/NTSC) cannot be played unless the TV system is changed in the Setup menu ( 82) or the timer recording has completed or has been cancelled. Timer recordings are activated regardless of whether the unit is turned on/off. Timer recordings begin when the set time is reached even when playing. Timer recordings do not begin while editing or copying in normal speed mode ( 62). If the unit is turned on when timer recording begins, it remains turned on after recording finishes. It does not turn off automatically. You can turn the unit off during timer recording. When you programme successive timer recordings to start immediately one after the other, the unit cannot record the part at the beginning of the later programmes.
Programme Programme Not recorded Recorded Recorded
3, 4 to select the programme, then
2, 1 to select RENEW column. 3, 4 to select ON, then
Channel Date Start Stop Drive Mode STTL AD RENEW
1 BBC 1
TUE 22:00 22:30 HDD
All Channels : BBC 1
If a programme set for Auto Renewal Recording is protected or while play back is taking place from the HDD, or while copying, the programme will not be overwritten. Instead the programme set for recording will be saved as a separate programme, and this programme will be the one to be overwritten when the next Auto Renewal Recording takes place. Playlists (Video) made from programmes that were set for Auto Renewal Recording are deleted along with auto renewal. When there is not enough space on the HDD, the programme may not be recorded completely.
To play grouped titles [HDD] 1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the group, then press [OK]. 2 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the title, then press [OK]. To edit the group of titles [HDD]
[HDD] (Grouped Titles screen only)
1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a title or a group, then press [;].
A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step until you select all necessary titles. Press [;] to cancel.
2 Press [OPTION]. 3 Press [3, 4] to select the item, then press [OK].
Create Group: Press [2, 1] to select Create, then press [OK]. Selected titles are bundled to form a group. Release Grouping Press [2, 1] to select Release, then press [OK]. When a group of titles has been selected, all the titles in the group are released. When a title in a group has been selected, the title is released from the group. Regarding the group name The name of the first title in the group is used as the group name.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR HDD Grouped Titles VIDEO PICTURE MUSIC DIRECT NAVIGATOR HDD Grouped Titles VIDEO
Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR appearance
Grouped Titles/All Titles [HDD] Table Display/Thumbnail Display
10/10 Chantal Show 11/10 Dolphins 2 BBC 11/10 SAT Dolphins BBC 18/10 SAT Dolphins 2
1 While the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen is displayed Press [OPTION]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select the item, then press [OK].
Table Display All Titles PICTURE / MUSIC
Next Page 02/02 Select Previous Info
Page 01/01 Select Info
Table Display or Thumbnail Display Grouped Titles or All Titles [HDD]
To change the group name 1 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the group and press [OPTION]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select Edit and press [OK]. 3 Press [3, 4] to select Enter Name and press [OK]. 4 Enter the name. ( 51, Entering Text) Even if the group name is changed, the title names in the group will not be changed.
VQT2J45 This function is only available for Videos and not available for music or still pictures.
Advanced Video Cassette Playback
VHS Index Search System (VISS)
The unit automatically records special index signals on a tape every time a recording is started (via [ REC], or a timer recording). The index search function makes use of these index signals to help you find the beginning of a desired programme quickly and easily. While stopped or during normal play
to fast-forward the tape. to rewind the tape.
The unit automatically starts playback after the index signal is found. Each press increases the number of skips. Press  to cancel the search.
Press and hold for about 2 seconds.
Press  (PLAY) to restart normal playback.
Slow-motion Play is automatically cancelled after 10 minutes.
Up to 20 index signals can be searched in either direction. If you overshoot in either direction, press the opposite button to correct. For correct operation, make recordings of at least 5 minutes to ensure that index signals are not spaced too closely together.
You can quickly review a portion of the video just played or cue to later portions of the tape. During playback
S-VHS Quasi Playback (SQPB)
This unit can play tapes recorded in S-VHS. Some picture noise may occur depending on the type of tape used. It is not possible to fully obtain the high resolution SVHS is capable of. This unit cannot record in S-VHS.
to cue to later portions of the tape. to review a portion just played.
Cue/Review is automatically cancelled after 10 minutes.
When the tape reaches the end of the programme, it will automatically rewind to the beginning of the tape and play again. During playback or while stopped
For quicker operation Hold [6, 5] to start cue/review and release the button to restart normal playback.
You can high speed search a video in the forward or the reverse direction. During playback
Press and hold for about 5 or
Repeat Playback goes on indefinitely until you cancel it. The R 1 indication appears on screen. Press  to stop play.
2 Press [3, 4] to select New item, then press [OK]. 3 Press the Red button to select VIDEO or press the Blue button to select Playlists.
Create List HDD
BBC 1 10/10 FRI ---
BBC 1 11/10 SAT -----
Cancel all registered copying setting and lists After performing steps 13 ( 66) 4 Press [3, 4] to select Cancel All, then press [OK]. 5 Press [2, 1] to select Yes, then press [OK]. The settings and lists may be cancelled in the following situations. When a title or a Playlist (Video) has been recorded or deleted at the copy source When steps have been taken, for instance, to turn off the unit, remove the card, open the tray, change the copy direction, etc. About the data size for copying Data size of each registered item
Destination Capacity: 4343MB Size: 0MB (0%) No. Name of item Size New item (Total=0)
Data size recorded to the copy destination When copying at normal speed, the total data size will change according to the recording mode. The total data size shown may be larger than the sum of the data sizes for each registered item, because of data management information being written to the copy destination, etc.
When you stop High-speed copying All titles that have completely copied at the point cancelled are copied. When you stop Normal Speed copying Copies until the point cancelled. However as for titles with One time only recording restriction, only titles that have completely copied at the point cancelled are copied to the disc. Titles that are cancelled before the copy is complete are not copied and remain on the HDD. [-R]DL] [+R]DL] If copy is cancelled during the step while temporarily copying to the HDD, then nothing will be copied. However, if copy is cancelled during the step while copying to disc from the HDD, then only titles completely copied at the point cancelled are copied. Even if the title was not copied to the DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL or +RW, the amount of remaining writable disc space becomes less. Timer recordings executed while copying are recorded to the HDD regardless of the recording drive settings. (Only when high speed copying without finalising) To play DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R and +R DL on other players, it is necessary to finalise them after copy.
To view other pages Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select Previous or Next, then press [OK]. You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages. Multiple editing Select with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [;]. (Repeat.) Press [OK] to register to the list. A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel. To stop copying Press and hold [RETURN ] for 3 seconds. (You cannot stop while finalising) To return to the previous screen Press [RETURN ]. Recording and playing while copying You can record or play using the HDD while high speed copying. (Only when high speed copying without finalising) Still pictures and music recorded on the HDD cannot be played. Press [OK] to cancel the screen display. To confirm the current progress Press [STATUS ].
If the space on the destination drive runs out or the number of files/folders to be copied exceeds the maximum ( 18), copying will stop partway through.
Timer recordings do not start while updating. Updating overwrites the internal database forcibly regardless of whether the data in the USB memory is the latest or not. Make sure you download the latest version from the website. Some of the CD title information in the database may be deleted after updating the database. No name will be assigned after copying a CD to HDD if the CD title information of the CD is not registered in the database. Even if the CD title information of that CD is added to the database by updating later, the information will not be assigned to the track/album already copied on the HDD. (The names will be still blank.) Depending on the situation of Panasonic or Gracenote, upgrading the Gracenote Database and providing it through the Web may be discontinued without notice.
Setting On-Screen Display
Accessing the On-Screen Display
When playing discs (except for JPEG discs), you can display and set the options including disc audio, subtitle, image quality, sound effect, Repeat Play, etc. In addition, when receiving the multi-audio broadcast, you can change the audio settings. Menu options will differ based on disc type and contents. 1 Press [DISPLAY]. Disc Menu [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RWVR] [VCD] and DivX You can change the settings of disc audio, subtitle, etc. Soundtrack [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [-RWVR] The discs audio attributes appear ( below, Audio attributes). [DVD-V] Select the audio and language ( below, Audio attributes, Soundtrack/Subtitle language). [VCD] (SVCD) and DivX Select the soundtrack number. Soundtrack numbers are displayed even when there is only one audio type. Subtitles [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [-RWVR] (Only discs that contain subtitle on/off information) Turn the subtitle on/off. Subtitle on/off information cannot be recorded using this unit. [DVD-V] Turn the subtitle on/off and select the language ( below, Soundtrack/Subtitle language). [VCD] (SVCD) and DivX Turn the subtitle on/off and select Text or the subtitle number. Text or subtitle numbers are displayed even if there are not multiple subtitles. Audio channel [HDD] [RAM] [-RWVR] [VCD] and DivX Change audio during playback. LR / L / R Source Select (DivX)
Automatic: Interlace: Progressive: The constructing method of the DivX contents is automatically distinguished and output. Select when the disc contents were recorded using interlace. Select when the disc contents were recorded using progressive.
Menu Item Setting 2 Press [3, 4] to select a menu, then press . 3 Press [3, 4] to select an item, then press . 4 Press [3, 4] to select a setting. Follow the on-screen prompts to change individual settings.
Some settings may not be changeable, based on the units current activity (playing, stopped, etc.) and disc contents. When the VHS drive is selected, you can only set Copy NR , DVB Multi Audio and Position.
To exit the on-screen display Press [DISPLAY].
Angle [DVD-V] Change the number to select an angle. PBC (Playback control 104) [VCD] Indicates whether menu play (playback control) is on or off. Soundtrack/Subtitle language ENG: FRA: DEU: ITA: ESP: NLD: SVE: NOR: English French German Italian Spanish Dutch Swedish Norwegian DAN: POR: RUS: JPN: CHI: KOR: MAL: VIE: Danish Portuguese Russian Japanese Chinese Korean Malay Vietnamese THA: POL: CES: SLK: HUN: FIN: : Thai Polish Czech Slovak Hungarian Finnish Others
LPCM/ Digital/DTS/MPEG: k (kHz): b (bit): ch (channel):
Signal type Sampling frequency Number of bits Number of channels
You cannot make a change when there is no recording. Some discs allow changes to soundtracks, subtitles, and angles only by using the discs menus ( 20).
Play Menu [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RWVR] [CD] [VCD] Repeat Play This function works only when the elapsed play time is displayed. Select the item for repeat play. Depending on the disc, the items that can be selected will differ. Select Off to cancel. Picture Menu [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RWVR] You can change the noise reduction setting and reduce picture degration when playing discs or of images from the connected device. Playback NR On reduces noise and picture degradation while playing. On: Reduces noise and picture degradation. Off: Video is played back as it is. Copy NR Reduces the noise while recording. Automatic: Noise reduction only works on picture input from a video tape. On: Noise reduction works for any video input. Off: Noise reduction is off. Select when you want to record input as is. Sound Menu You can change the settings of audio when receiving the multiaudio broadcast, and also change the settings of sound effect when playing discs. DVB Multi Audio [MPEG Audio only] If more than one audio channel is output, you can set the desired channel before recording. DVB Multi Audio cannot be selected during playback or recording. Depending on the broadcast, the items that can be selected will differ. English 1/ English 2 Dialogue Enhancer [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RWVR] and DivX (Dolby Digital, 3-channel or over only, including a centre channel) When On, the volume of the centre channel is raised to make dialogue easier to hear. Other Menu Position Change where this menu screen appears on your TV.
[DVD-V] Choose the language for audio, subtitles and disc menus. If a language which is not recorded is selected, or if languages are already fixed on the disc, the language set as the default on the disc will be played instead. [Original] The original language of each disc will be selected. [Other] This is the language code setting. Input a code number with the numbered buttons ( 94, Language code list). [Automatic] If the language selected for Soundtrack is not available, subtitles of that language will automatically appear if available on the disc.
Select the picture sharpness when recording. The setting is fixed with On if you set TV System to NTSC ( 82) [On] Select it to record clear picture if the picture is noisy when Off is selected. Normally, use this setting. [Off] Select the type of picture shown when you pause play ( 104, Frame and Field). [Automatic] [Field] Select if jittering occurs when Automatic is selected. [Frame] Select if you cannot see small text or fine patterns clearly when Automatic is selected.
Select the play mode between Playlists (Video) chapter segments and partially deleted titles. [On] The chapters in Playlists (Video) are played seamlessly. This does not work when there are several audio types included on the Playlists (Video) and when using Quick View ( 39). Additionally, the positioning of chapter segments may change slightly. [Off] The points where chapters in Playlists (Video) change are played accurately, but the picture may freeze for a moment.
Sound and Display Settings
Audio Mode for XP Recording
Choose the audio type when recording or copying with XP mode. [Dolby Digital] ( 104) [LPCM] ( 104) The picture quality of LPCM recordings may be lower than that of normal XP mode recordings. The audio recording becomes Dolby Digital even if you selected LPCM when using a recording mode other than XP.
( 78, Accessing the Setup Menu) All factory default settings are indicated with Underlined text. Sound 3, 4 select Sound 1 3, 4 select item
Incorrect settings can cause noise to be output which can be harmful to your ears and speakers, and audio will not be recorded properly on media such as mini discs. Refer to the operating instructions for connected devices to verify whether or not they can decode each of the audio formats.
The RF coaxial cable (included) cannot be used for showing pictures from the unit. The unit must be connected using another method, e.g. 21-pin Scart cable to show pictures from the unit on the television set.
To record from a VCR Refer to Recording from an External Device (
Connecting to a Television with Audio/ Video Cable (not included)
You can connect this unit to a TV using the audio/video (AV) cable, instead of the HDMI cable or 21-pin Scart cable ( 10, 11, 86). Using a Scart or HDMI cable gives a higher quality picture than this connection. Connect to terminals of the same colour.
Adding an Amplifer or Receiver
Use these connections to play sound through speakers connected to an amplifier or system component.
Using an Audio Cable (not included)
It is possible to output 2-channel stereo sound. Connect to terminals of the same colour.
AUDIO IN R L
Amplifier or System Component
R AUDIO L OUT
Using an Optical Digital Audio Cable (not included)
It is possible to output multi-channel surround sound on DVD-Video.
Insert fully with this side up. Do not bend cable sharply.
OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (PCM/BITSTREAM)
Connect an amplifier or system component with a builtin Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG decoder. Adjust settings in Digital Audio Output as needed, depending on other connections and the amplifer or receiver ( 81).
When this unit is connected to an amplifier with an optical digital audio cable and connected to a television with an HDMI cable, you can enjoy the highest quality of audio from the disc by setting Digital Audio Output to Optical Only in the Setup menu ( 82). In this case audio is only output from the amplifier not the television. You cannot use DTS Digital Surround decoders not meant for DVD. Before purchasing an optical digital audio cable, check the terminal shape of the equipment to be connected.
Connecting with an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) Terminal
When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, an uncompressed digital audio and video signal is transmitted, enabling you to enjoy high quality, digital video and audio with just one cable. When connecting to an HDMIcompatible HDTV (High Definition Television), the output can be switched to 1080p, 1080i or 720p HD video. Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). When setting video output to 1080p, please use the HDMI cables 5.0 meters or less.
PROG FULL PROTECT REMOVE SW-DL SP 35:50, LP 151h SP, LP and the numbers are examples.
U76 U80, U81, U99
The message are alternately displayed.
On the Units Display (Continued)
U88 There was something unusual detected with the disc while recording, playing or copying; there was a power failure or the AC mains lead was disconnected while the unit was on. The unit is carrying out its recovery process. This process restores the unit to normal operation. Wait until the message disappears. If it remains displayed, consult the dealer where the unit was purchased. The Child Lock function is activated. Press and hold [OK] and [RETURN ] at the same time until X HOLD disappears. ( 85)
On the TV
This unit is not authorised to play this protected DivX video. Cannot finish recording completely. Copy-protect signal was detected. Disc is full, or maximum number of titles are recorded. Cannot finish recording completely. Cannot record. Maximum number of titles exceeded. You are trying to play the DivX VOD content that was purchased with a different registration code. You cannot play the content on this unit. (DivX) ( 43) The programme was copy-protected.
The HDD or disc may be full. The maximum number of title has been exceeded. ( 27) [HDD] [RAM] [-RWV] [+RW] Create space by erasing unwanted titles. Even if you erase recorded content from the DVD-R, DVD-R DL, +R or +R DL there is no increase in disc space. Available recording space on a DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +RW disc increases when the last title is deleted (space may increase slightly when you delete other titles). ( 25, 52, 76) Use a new disc. No cassette. There is no video cassette in the tape deck when playing or recording TV programmes. Insert a video cassette. ( 89) The cassette is write-protected. A video cassette without a secure accidental erasure prevention tab is inserted when recording programmes. Use a video cassette with a secure accidental erasure prevention tab. ( 89) You tried to play a title recorded using a different encoding system from that of Cannot playback. the TV system currently selected on the unit. TV system is different from the setting. Alter the TV System setting on this unit to suit. ( 82) To playback, please change the TV System in Setup. Cannot play on this unit. You tried to play a non-compatible image. ( 18) Turn the unit off and re-insert the card. ( 89) No Disc
The disc is upside down. If it is a single-sided disc, insert it so the label is facing up. Ensure the disc is flat in the tray. No folders. There is no compatible folder on the media. ( 18) No SD CARD The card is not inserted. If this message is displayed with a compatible card already This card is incompatible. inserted, turn off the unit, remove and then re-insert the card. ( 17, 18) The format of the card inserted is incomplete. ( 17) Not enough space in the copy destination. Create space by deleting any unnecessary items. ( 25, 52, 59, 76) Delete one or more items registered on the copy list to ensure that the Destination Capacity: is not exceeded. ( 66, 70, 73) The VHS plays back while recording on HDD or DVD. You can watch the VHS Now recording on DVD/HDD. playback by connecting 21-pin Scart cable from AV1 on the unit to the To watch pictures on VHS, use AV1 socket, television. and switch to an appropriate AV channel VHS cannot be output via HDD/DVD priority out while recording to HDD or on your TV. DVD. ( 86) This is a non-recordable disc. The disc may be dirty or scratched. ( 6) The unit cannot record on the disc you inserted. Insert a DVD-RAM or Unable to format. unfinalised DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, or +RW disc. ( 15) This disc is not formatted properly. You inserted an unformatted DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, +R, +R DL or +RW disc. Format it using DVD Management Format the disc with the unit. ( 76) in FUNCTION MENU. You cannot directly record to a DVD-R DL and +R DL disc on this unit. Record to the HDD and then copy to the disc. Not enough space on HDD. Space of 4 hours ( in SP mode ) is necessary. Maximum number of titles is recorded on HDD. Please delete unwanted titles. Rental Expired. $ [-R]DL] [+R]DL] It is not possible to copy when there is not enough free space on the HDD or when the total number of the recorded titles on the HDD and the titles to be copied are greater than 499. Delete unwanted titles from the HDD. ( 25, 52, 76) The DivX VOD content has zero remaining plays. You cannot play it. (DivX) ( 43) The operation is prohibited by the unit, disc or video cassette.
The images from this unit do not appear on the TV. Picture is distorted.
Make sure the connections are pushed in firmly. ( 10, 11, 12, 86, 87, 88) Try connecting an alternative cable. Make sure recorder is connected to an appropriate AV input of the TV. ( 10, 11, 12, 86, 87, 88) Make sure the TVs input setting (e.g., AV1) is correct. The TV isnt compatible with RGB signals. Set AV1 Output in the Setup menu to Video. ( 82) The units TV System setting differs from the TV system used by the disc now playing. While stopped, keep pressing  and [< OPEN/CLOSE] on the main unit for 5 or more seconds. The system switches from PAL to NTSC or vice versa. ( 82) When this unit is connected with an HDMI cable, use a disc that matches with this units TV system. Picture may not be seen when more than 4 devices are connected with HDMI cables. Reduce the number of connected devices.
There is a lot of after-image when playing video.
Set Playback NR in the Picture menu to Off. ( 75)
There is no apparent change in picture quality when making adjustments in the Picture menu using the on-screen display.
The effect cannot be seen with certain types of video.
Cannot see the beginning of the title played.
(If connecting to a TV that supports VIERA Link with an HDMI cable) When  (PLAY) is pressed on this units remote control, but you may not be able to see the beginning of the title played until the picture is displayed on the TV. Using [:], return to the beginning of the title.
The picture is distorted during play, or video will not play correctly.
You may be playing a TV programme recorded with poor reception or unfavourable weather conditions. The picture may be distorted or a black screen may appear briefly between recorded titles in the following situations: between titles recorded with different recording modes. between scenes recorded with different aspect ratios. between scenes recorded with different resolutions. between playlist chapters. Make sure the connections are pushed in firmly. ( 10, 11, 12, 86, 87, 88) Try connecting an alternative cable.
TV reception worsens or becomes impossible after connecting the unit.
This can occur because the signals are being divided between the unit and other equipment. It can be solved by using a signal booster, available from electronics retailers. Broadcast signals may not be output from this units RF OUT terminal. Select On in RF OUT ( Aerial Signal ) in the Setup menu. ( 82)
Cannot display DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen.
This screen cannot be displayed during recording or copy or while the unit is standing by for linked timer recording with external equipment.
Still pictures (JPEG) do not playback normally.
The images that were edited on the PC, such as Progressive JPEG etc., may not playback. ( 18)
On-screen display indicators do not appear.
Select a setting other than Off in On-Screen Messages in the Setup menu. ( 41, 81) Press [STATUS ] to show the on-screen display indicators.
The grey background appears during playback.
You are playing a blank or poor quality portion of the tape. You can damage the unit if you play dirty or damaged tapes and this can cause the grey background to appear.
Cannot hear the desired audio type.
Press and hold [STTL ] for about 5 or more seconds to select the audio. ( 41)
There is noise when playing a video tape.
Adjust the tracking. ( 41) The tape is old or damaged.
The playback screen flickers.
The video head is dirty. ( 7) The tape is old or damaged. Check the SQPB setting. ( 83)
Timer recording does not work properly.
The timer programme is incorrect or different timer programme times overlap. Correct the programme. ( 33) The programme is not in timer recording standby. (F in the timer recording list is not on.) ( 33) 1 Press [PROG/CHECK]. 2 Press [3, 4] to select the programme and press the Red button. The clock is not correct. Set the clock. ( 14) The programme information in the GUIDE Plus+ system may not be correct. It is recommended to modify the start and end times to allow a margin of a few minutes. ( 23)
Recording/Timer Recording/Copying/ Recording Issues: External input (Continued)
Timer recording does not stop even when  is pressed.
When using the linked timer recording with external equipment, press [EXT LINK]. (EXT-L on the units display disappears.) ( 30) If you start recording immediately after turning on the unit while Power Save in Standby is not activated (Quick Start mode), you cannot then stop recording for a few seconds. Make sure that the recording drive is selected. Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the recording drive. ( 22)
[-R] [-R]DL] [CD]
Still Picture (JPEG2) Information
Playable media File format Compatible pixels Number of folders3 [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] JPEG Files must have the extension.jpg or.JPG. Between 34k34 and 6400k6400 (Sub sampling is 4:2:2 or 4:2:0) [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] Maximum number of folders recognizable: 300 folders [RAM] This unit can handle a maximum of 300 folders [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] Maximum number of files recognizable1: 3000 files [RAM] This unit can handle a maximum of 3000 files
Compatible formats: ISO9660 level 1 or 2 (except for extended formats) and Joliet This unit is compatible with multi-session/border (except for DVD-R DL); however, reading or play of the disc may take time if there are a lot of sessions. Operation may take time to complete when there are many files (tracks) and/or folders (groups or albums); some files (tracks) may not display or be playable. Images recorded at a very high resolution may take a long time to display. English alphabetical characters and Arabic numerals are displayed correctly. Other characters may not display correctly. The display order on this unit may differ from how the order is displayed on a computer. Depending on how you create the disc (writing software), files (tracks) and folders (groups or albums) may not play in the order you number them. This unit is not compatible with packet-write format. Depending on the recording conditions, the disc may not be played.
You can play music files (MP3) and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by making folders as shown below. However depending on the method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you number the folders. Structure of MP3 folders
Number of files3
[-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB]
Prefix with 3-digit numbers in the order you want to play them.
Not supported MOTION JPEG PROGRESSIVE JPEG If there is a large amount of still picture data etc. within an MP3 file, play may not be possible. 1 Total number of recognizable file including MP3, JPEG and other type of files is 4000. 2 It may take a few moments for still pictures to display. 3 When there are many files and/or folders, some files may not display or be playable.
Order of play
001.mp3 002.mp3 003.mp3
002 Group 003 Group
001.mp3 002.mp3 003.mp3 004.mp3
Structure of still pictures (folders)
Files inside a folder are displayed in the order they were updated or taken.
DCIM XXXXX XXXX.jpg 002 Folder
P0000003.jpg P0000004.jpg P0000005.jpg
003 Folder P0000006.jpg P0000007.jpg 004 Folder P0000008.jpg P0000009.jpg
3, 4 to select New Timer Programme, then
To exit the timer recording list Press [PROG/CHECK]. Date Setting Each press of  changes items in the order below. (Each press of  changes items in the reverse order.) Current date
One month later minus one day
If New Timer Programme is already selected, press [OK].
Programme Name Please set Channel.
TV Station Name/External Input When recording digital satellite programmes, select AV2. You can press the Blue button to change the category. [e.g., Free Channels, Radio, Registered Favourites ( 66, Favourites Edit)] You can set a daily or weekly programme ( right, Tips).
Weekly timer Daily timer You can also use the numbered buttons to enter Channel, Date, Start and Stop. You can also press [DRIVE SELECT] to switch the drive, [REC MODE] to switch Mode and press [STTL ] to switch STTL.
Language for broadcast with multi-audio or multi-subtitle
In timer recording of broadcast with multi-audio or multi-subtitle, audio and subtitle language to be recorded will follow the setting of DVB Preferred Multi Audio and DVB Preferred Subtitles in the Setup menu ( 67)
Start (start time)/Stop (end time): Drive:
DVD or VHS Recording mode ( AUTO/OFF AUTO/OFF Press [OK] (
Hold button to change in 30-minute increments or decrements.
To cancel a timer recording in progress
48)]1, 2: 48)] ,
STTL [Subtitles (
AD [Audio Description ( Programme Name:
Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit.
49, Entering Text).
While the unit is on
If AUTO is selected, and if the programme includes the information of subtitles or Audio Description, they are automatically recorded with the programme. When there are multiple languages, select the subtitle language ( 67, DVB Preferred Subtitles) You can switch the Audio Description and change its volume during timer recording.
Confirmation screen appears.
2 to select Stop Recording, then
Recording stops and the timer programme is deleted. (Daily and weekly timer programmes remain and timer recording will start from the next time the timer recording is set.)
2, 1 to move through the items and 3, 4 to set the items.
DVD 1:34 SP VHS 2:59 SP TUE 12/10/10 12:54:00
Preparation: [RAM] Release protection ( 64, Setting Protection).
1 Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the drive. 2 Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. [RAM] When VIDEO is not selected, press the Red button to select VIDEO. 3 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a title. Multiple editing ( below, Tips) 4 Press [OPTION] to display the menu list. Items that cannot be selected are grey.
Enter Title Name Set up Protection Cancel Protection Delete Properties Edit Chapter View PICTURE Partial Delete Change Thumbnail Divide Title
[RAM] Deleting an item increases the available disc space by the amount of space taken by the item deleted. [-R] [-R]DL] [+R] [+R]DL] Available disc space does not increase after deletion. [-RWV] [+RW] Available disc space increases when you delete the last title (the recording space may increase slightly when other titles are deleted). Available disc space may not increase after deleting a short title. [RAM] [-RWV] [+RW] To recover total disc space, the disc needs to be formatted. ( 64) Properties [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [-RWVR] To view title information (e.g., date, time) Perform steps of Accessing the Title View ( left). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Properties, then press [OK].
Refer to Title Operations ( right)
Delete Properties Edit Chapter View PICTURE
No. Date Channel 01 Time 12/10/2010 TUE Rec time T5 18:07 2:15(SP)
If you select Chapter View (
Enter Title Name
You cannot edit during recording or copying, etc. [+R] [+R]DL] Management information is recorded in unused sections when you edit discs. The available space on these discs decreases each time you edit their contents.
[RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] You can give a name for the title. Perform steps of Accessing the Title View ( left). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Edit, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select Enter Title Name, then press [OK]. Entering Text ( 49)
To exit the menu screens Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. To view other pages Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select Previous or Next, then press [OK]. You can also press [:, 9] to view other pages. Multiple editing (Only Delete, Set up Protection, Cancel Protection) Select with [3, 4, 2, 1], then press [;]. (Repeat.) A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel.
Set up Protection/Cancel Protection [RAM] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Use to prevent accidental erasure of titles. Perform steps of Accessing the Title View ( 50). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Edit, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select Set up Protection or Cancel Protection, then press [OK]. 7 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK].
DIRECT NAVIGATOR DVD-RAM Title Vie
Change Thumbnail [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Changes the thumbnail picture shown in the Title View screen. Perform steps of Accessing the Title View ( 50). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Edit, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select Change Thumbnail, then press [OK].
Enter Title Name Set up Protection Cancel Protection Partial Delete
BBC 0 27/10 MON -BBC 0 27/10 --
DIRECT NAVIGATOR Change Thumbnail DVD-RAM 08
The lock symbol appears when the title is protected.
Change - -:- -.- OK
Change Thumbnail Divide Title
Start play and select the image of a thumbnail.
Partial Delete [RAM] Use to remove unwanted parts of titles, such as commercials. Important: Once deleted, the parts cannot be recovered. Perform steps of Accessing the Title View ( 50). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Edit, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select Partial Delete, then press [OK].
Enter Title Name Set up Protection Cancel Protection Partial Delete Change Thumbnail
Start End - -:- -.- -
7 Press  (PLAY) to start play. 8 Press [OK] at the point you want to use as the thumbnail. For quicker editing ( below, Tips) To change the thumbnail: Restart play and press [3, 4] to select Change, then press [OK] at the point you want to use as the thumbnail. 9 Press [3, 4] to select Finish, then press [OK]. Divide Title [RAM] You can divide a title into two. Once divided, titles cannot be recombined. Perform steps of Accessing the Title View ( 50). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Edit, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select Divide Title, then press [OK].
Enter Title Name Set up Protection Cancel Protection Partial Delete Change Thumbnail Divide Title
DIRECT NAVIGATOR Partial Delete DVD-RAM 08 PLAY
Start End Next Finish 0:43.21
- -:- -.- -
7 Press [OK] to set the Start point and then press [OK] again to set the End point of the section you want to erase. For quicker editing ( below, Tips) To delete multiple sections: Press [3, 4] to select Next, and repeat this step. 8 Press [3, 4] to select Finish, then press [OK]. 9 Press  to select Delete, then press [OK] to confirm.
DIRECT NAVIGATOR Divide Title DVD-RAM 08
Preview Divide Finish 0:00.00
Divide - -:- -.- -
You may not be able to specify start and end points within 3 seconds of each other. Available disc space may not increase after erasing short parts of titles.
7 Press [OK] at the point you want to divide. For quicker editing ( below, Tips) Selecting Preview, then pressing [OK] plays the title from 10 seconds prior, to 10 seconds after the division point. To change the point to divide at: Press [3, 4] to select Divide, then press  (PLAY) to bring to the point where you want to divide, then press [OK]. 8 Press [3, 4] to select Finish, then press [OK]. 9 Press  to select Divide, then press [OK]. The title is divided at that point.
Divided titles retain the name of the original. A short amount of video and audio just before and after the division point get cut out. You cannot divide a title when the resulting parts are too short or total number of titles exceeds 99.
For quicker editing Use Search ( 38) or Time Slip ( 39) to find the desired point. To skip to the start or end of a title/chapter press [:] (start) or  (end). For better precision, use Slow-motion ( 39) and Frame-by-Frame ( 39).
ChaptersCreating and Editing
[RAM] When creating chapters in your favourite scenes, you can easily reach the head of scene using [:, 9] (SKIP) or play on Chapter View.
To exit the menu screens Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. To view other pages Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select Previous or Next, then press [OK]. You can also press [:, 9] to view other pages. Multiple editing (Only Delete Chapter) Select with [3, 4, 2, 1], then press [;]. (Repeat.) A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel.
Deleting still pictures using DELETE Navigator
[RAM] Preparation: Release protection ( 64, Setting Protection)
Important: Once deleted, contents cannot be recovered. 1 Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the DVD. 2 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 3 Press [3, 4] to select Delete, then press [OK]. 4 Press [3, 4] to select Picture, then press [OK].
10/ 10/ 10 Total 5
10/ 10/ 10 Total 3
Even if you set protection using this unit, album may be deleted by other equipment. Properties [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] Information (e.g., image size and file size) is shown. Perform steps of Accessing the Album (still picture)/ Picture View ( 55). 4 Press [3, 4] to select Properties, then press [OK]. To exit the Properties screen, press [OK].
Press OK to show pictures.
Deleting an album: 5a Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item, then press [DELETE ]. Deleting a still picture: 5b 1. Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the album which contains the still picture to delete, then press [OK]. 2. Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the still picture, press [OK]. 6 Press [2, 1] to select Delete, then press [OK].
You cannot delete while recording or copying.
To view other pages Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select Previous or Next, then press [OK]. You can also press [:, 9] to view other pages. Multiple editing Select with [3, 4, 2, 1], then press [;]. (Repeat.) A check mark appears. Press [;] again to cancel. [RAM] Deleting an item increases the available space by the amount of space taken by the item deleted. To return to the previous screen Press [RETURN ]. To exit the screen Press [EXIT].
Copying Titles or Playlists
Preparation: Insert a disc and video cassette that you can use for copying ( 7). Confirm that there is enough remaining disc or tape space. When copying an NTSC tape to a DVD, change the TV System to NTSC in the Setup Menu ( 70). This unit cannot record NTSC signals to discs that already have PAL signal recordings. 8 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK] to start copying. Copying continues until the set time even if the playback of the programme you wish to copy finishes. Note that copying is automatically stopped when the tape reaches the end or the remaining capacity of the copy destination is filled. 9 [VHS] > [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] Press [2, 1] to select Copy & Finalise or Copy Only, then press [OK]. If Copy & Finalise is selected After finalising, the discs become play-only and you can also play them on other DVD equipment. However, you can no longer record or edit.
You can manage discs through formatting, finalising and other operations. Deleting All Titles You can delete all titles on the single-sided DVD-RAM at once. Important: Once deleted, contents cannot be recovered. [RAM] Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( left). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Delete all titles, then press [OK]. 6 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK]. 7 Press  to select Start, then press [OK]. A message appears when deleting is finished. 8 Press [OK] to complete.
Accessing the Management Menus
Preparation: [RAM] Release protection ( Insert a disc. below, Setting Protection).
With the unit stopped 1 Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the DVD drive. 2 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 3 Press [3, 4] to select Others, then press [OK].
Delete Copy TV Guide
Deleting does not work if one or more titles are protected. Still picture data (JPEG) or computer data cannot be deleted. Formatting Discs [RAM] [-RWV] [+RW] [-RWVR] [+R] [+R]DL] (New disc only) Formatting is the process of making media such as DVD-RAM recordable on recording equipment. You can record or edit after formatting the finalised DVD-RW. Important: Once formatted, contents cannot be recovered. Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( left). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Format Disc, then press [OK]. 6 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK]. 7 Press  to select Start, then press [OK]. Formatting starts ([RAM] may take up to a maximum of 70 minutes). A message appears when formatting is finished. 8 Press [OK] to complete.
4 Press [3, 4] to select DVD Management, then press [OK].
To return to the previous screen Press [RETURN ]. To exit the screen Press [EXIT]. Naming Discs [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] You can give a name for the disc. Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( above). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Disc Name, then press [OK]. Entering Text ( 49). [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] With a finalised disc, the name is displayed on the Top Menu. [+RW] The disc name is displayed only if you play the disc on other equipment after creating top menu. Setting Protection [RAM] Use to prevent accidental erasure of disc. Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( above). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Disc Protection, then press [OK]. 6 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK].
Do not disconnect the AC mains lead while formatting. This can render the disc unusable. When a disc has been formatted using this unit, it may not be possible to use it on any other equipment. [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] Formatting cannot be performed. [-RWV] [-RWVR] You can format only as DVD-Video format on this unit. The message Unable to format appears when trying to format discs the unit cannot use. Selecting Whether to Show the Top Menu First AutoPlay Select [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Before finalising a disc, select whether the top menu shows after finalising. Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( left). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Auto-Play Select, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select Top Menu or Title 1, then press [OK]. Top Menu: The Top Menu appears first. Title 1: The disc content is played without displaying the Top Menu.
Finalising [-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] [+R] [+R]DL] You can play these discs on compatible DVD players by finalising it on the unit, effectively making it into DVD-Video that complies with DVD-Video standards. The menu you create with the unit can also be used on most DVD players. Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( 64). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Finalise, then press [OK]. 6 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK]. 7 Press  to select Start, then press [OK]. Finalising starts and cannot be cancelled (may take up to 15 minutes) ([-R]DL] [+R]DL] up to 60 minutes) A message appears when finalising is finished. 8 Press [OK] to complete.
Enabling the Second Layer on DL (Dual- or Double-Layer on Single Side) Discs to be Recordable [-R]DL] [+R]DL] DVD-R DL and +R DL discs have two layers of recording surface on one side. As this unit does not offer seamless recording on two layers, recording stops when space on the first layer becomes full. You must close the first layer to start recording on the second layer. Closing makes the first layer unavailable for recording (editing is still possible). Perform preparation steps 14 of Accessing the Management Menus ( 64). 5 Press [3, 4] to select Close First Layer, then press [OK]. 6 Press  to select Yes, then press [OK]. 7 Press  to select Start, then press [OK]. 8 Press [OK] to complete.
Do not disconnect the AC mains lead while finalising. This can render the disc unusable. When finalising a high-speed recording compatible disc, it may take longer than displayed on the confirmation screen (approximately 4 times longer). After finalising [-R] [-R]DL] [+R] [+R]DL] The disc becomes play-only and you can no longer record or edit it. [-RWV] You can record and edit the disc after formatting although it becomes play-only after finalising. The disc finalised on the unit may not be playable on other players depending on the condition of the recording. There is a pause of several seconds between titles and chapters during playback. Chapters are created automatically ([-R] [-R]DL] [-RWV] about 5-minute chapters [+R] [+R]DL] about 8-minute chapters). This time varies greatly depending on the condition and mode of recording.
The first layer cannot be closed when there is no recording on it. Closing cannot be cancelled once started. Do not disconnect the AC mains lead while closing the layer. This can render the disc unusable. Closing takes several minutes, up to a maximum of 30 minutes, depending on the remaining space on the first layer.
You can confirm the remaining recording time on the layer in the DVD Management screen.
Titles Used : 00 Remain 3:54(LP) of the first layer
TAB SELECT OK RETURN
5 Press [3, 4] to select an item to change, then press [OK]. 6 Press [3, 4] to select the option, then press [OK].
All Channels 1 BBC ONE Wales 2 BBC 2W 3 BBC THREE 4 BBC FOUR 5 CBeebies 6 BBC PARLMNT 7 Community 8 CBBC Channel 9 1Xtra BBC
Changed settings remain intact even when switching the unit to standby mode.
Page + Page
To return to the previous screen Press [RETURN ]. Even if you have changed an option, the change is not activated until you press [OK]. To exit the screen Press [EXIT].
To select the Favourite Press the Green button. To add channels to a Favourite 1 Press [3, 4] to select the channel in the All Channels column to add, then press the Yellow button. Repeat this step to add other channels. Press the Blue button to add all the available channels to the Favourite. (Only when no channels have been added to the Favourite.) 2 Press [OK] to save the Favourite. To change the order of channels of a Favourite 1 Press . 2 Press [3, 4] to select the channel in the Favourite column to move, then press the Green button. 3 Press [3, 4] to select the new position of the channel, then press the Green button. Repeat the steps 23 to move other channels. 4 Press [OK] to save the Favourite. To delete channels on a Favourite 1 Press . 2 Press [3, 4] to select the channel in the Favourite column, then press the Yellow button. Repeat this step to delete other channels. Press the Blue button to delete all the channels from the Favourite. 3 Press [OK] to save the Favourite. Deleting a channel from a Favourite does not affect the channel itself. You can still select the channel from the All Channels column. To change the name of a Favourite in the Favourite column 1 Press . 2 Press the Red button. ( 49, Entering Text) When the station name of the All Channels column is highlighted
To browse through the list Press [W X CH].
DVB Auto Setup by Signal Quality DVB Auto Setup by Region
You can check the quality and strength of digital broadcast signals. When Signal Condition is displayed in grey and cannot be selected: 1 Press [EXIT] to exit the screen. 2 Press [W X CH] to select a digital channel. D appears on the units display. 3 Display the Setup menu again.
You can restart auto channel setting for digital terrestrial channels if the setup ( 13) fails for some reason. If you want to set the channel list best suited to your region, select DVB Auto Setup by Region. Follow the on-screen instructions to select the region you live in. However, if you perform DVB Auto Setup by Signal Quality or DVB Auto Setup by Region, all channel settings, Favourites and all the timer recording programmes are deleted. (All the settings except for the ratings level, ratings PIN, Owner ID, Clock and remote control code, etc. return to the factory preset.) When the confirmation screen appears Press  to select Yes, then press [OK].
DVB Preferred Subtitles
3 Press [EXIT], then press [W X CH] to check that applicable channels have been selected.
Add New DVB Channels
You can search for newly added digital terrestrial channels to receive.
Scan CH CH 21 Channel Name Type 68 Quality
BBC ONE Wales
BBC 2W BBC NEWS 24 BBC Radio Wales Radio: 4
TV TV TV Radio
The unit starts searching for newly available digital terrestrial channels. This takes about 5 minutes. The bar over the table shows you the search progress. At the end of the search, the number of found new digital stations appears. No new DVB channels found. is displayed when no new channels can be found. Press [OK] to save the newly found channels.
To cancel in middle Press [RETURN ]. The channels found before stopping are not saved.
Playback/Recording and Picture Settings
Settings for Recording
( 66, Accessing the Setup Menu) All factory default settings are indicated with Underlined text. Disc 3, 4 select Disc
Settings for Playback Ratings
Press [OK] to show the following settings. Set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play. Follow the on-screen instructions. Enter a 4-digit PIN with the numbered buttons when the PIN screen is shown. Do not forget your PIN. Setting ratings (When level 8 is selected) All DVD-Video can be played. [8 No Limit]  to  Prohibits play of DVD-Video with corresponding ratings recorded on them. [0 Lock All] Prohibits play of all DVD-Video. Changing settings (When level 0 to 7 is selected) [Unlock Recorder] [Change PIN] [Change Level] [Temporary Unlock]
[English] [Spanish] [German] [Original] [English] [Spanish] [German] [Other] [French] [Other] [German] [Other] [French] [Italian]
[Automatic] [Italian] [French]
[English] [Spanish] [Italian]
[DVD-V] Choose the language for audio, subtitles and disc menus. If a language which is not recorded is selected, or if languages are already fixed on the disc, the language set as the default on the disc will be played instead. [Original] The original language of each disc will be selected. [Other] This is the language code setting. Input a code number with the numbered buttons ( 82, Language code list). [Automatic] If the language selected for Soundtrack is not available, subtitles of that language will automatically appear if available on the disc.
Can I play DVD-Video, and Video CDs bought in another country?
You cannot play DVD-Video if their region number does not include 2 or ALL. Refer to the discs jacket for more information. ( Cover)
How can I cancel a timer programming?
Press [PROG/CHECK] and select the desired entry and then press [DELETE ]. ( 34)
Can a DVD-Video that does not have a region number be played?
Discs either without region encoding or region code 2 will not play on this unit.
What happens when I unplug my unit from the household mains socket?
The GUIDE Plus+ system data will not be updated. If the unit is disconnected from the AC mains for a longer period of time, then the GUIDE Plus+ data is lost. Display the GUIDE Plus+ screen. ( 19, steps 12) The GUIDE Plus+ system data will then be automatically updated.
Please tell me about disc compatibility with this unit.
This unit records and plays DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL and +RW, and plays DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format). ( 15, 16) This unit also records and plays high speed recording compatible discs. ( 91) After recording but before finalising DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, +R and +R DL. You may not be able to play and record discs on this unit after recording them on other Panasonic products or other manufacturers equipment. You may not be able to play and record discs on other equipment after recording them on this unit. After finalising the disc, however, you will be able to play it on any DVD-Video compatible player.
Please tell me about CD-R and CD-RW compatibility with this unit.
This unit plays CD-R/CD-RW discs which have been recorded in one of the following standards: CD-DA, Video CD, SVCD (conforming to IEC62107), MP3 and still pictures (JPEG). Close the session or finalise the disc after recording. This unit can recognize up to 300 folders (groups or albums) and 3000 files (tracks) on a disc with MP3 or still pictures (JPEG). ( 16, 18) You cannot write to a CD-R or CD-RW with the unit.
Can I record from a commercially purchased video cassette or DVD?
Most commercially sold video cassettes and DVDs are copy protected; therefore, recording is usually not possible.
Can DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL, and +RW recorded on the unit be played on other equipment?
You can play these discs on compatible equipment such as DVD players after finalising the disc on this unit. [+RW] It is not necessary to finalise +RW. To enable play on other DVD players, please use Create Top Menu in the DVD Management menu. ( 65) In any case, ability to play a disc depends on the condition of the recording, the quality of the disc, and the capability and format constraints of the DVD player. If you play a DVD-R DL, +R DL or +RW, use compatible equipment. Not all equipment will play those discs.
Press and OK together for more than 5 seconds on the remote control.
Connection VHS Others
7 While pressing and holding [OK], press and hold the numbered button ,  or  corresponding to the code set in step 6 for more than 5 seconds to set. 8 Press [OK] to complete. When the following indicator appears on the units display
Change the code on the remote control to match the code displayed for the main unit ( step 7).
To return to the previous screen Press [RETURN ]. To exit the screen Press [EXIT].
Enter the code with the numbered buttons.
Language code list
Abkhazian: 6566 Afar: 6565 Afrikaans: 6570 Albanian: 8381 Amharic: 6577 Arabic: 6582 Armenian: 7289 Assamese: 6583 Aymara: 6589 Azerbaijani: 6590 Bashkir: 6665 Basque: 6985 Bengali; Bangla: 6678 Bhutani: 6890 Bihari: 6672 Breton: 6682 Bulgarian: 6671 Burmese: 7789 Byelorussian: 6669 Cambodian: 7577
Catalan: Chinese: Corsican: Croatian: Czech: Danish: Dutch: English: Esperanto: Estonian: Faroese: Fiji: Finnish: French: Frisian: Galician: Georgian: German: Greek: Greenlandic: Guarani:
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Lingala: Lithuanian: Macedonian: Malagasy: Malay: Malayalam: Maltese: Maori: Marathi: Moldavian: Mongolian: Nauru: Nepali: Norwegian: Oriya: Pashto, Pushto: Persian: Polish: Portuguese: Punjabi: Quechua:
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Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. The following does not indicate a problem with the unit: Regular disc/video cassette rotating sound. Poor reception due to atmospheric conditions. Image disturbance during search. Periodic interruptions to the reception due to digital satellite broadcasting breaks. Operations are slow to respond when Power Save in Standby is activated. Operations are not working due to a poor-quality disc. (Try again using a Panasonic disc.) The unit freezing due to the activation of one of its safety devices ( 82, To restore the unit if it freezes). When the unit is turned on or off, there may be an unexpected sound.
The display is dim.
The GUIDE Plus+ system does not receive any data.
Check whether the clock is properly set. ( 14) If signal quality is bad (ghost images or limited reception), the GUIDE Plus+ system may not be able to receive any data. Perform DVB Auto Setup by Signal Quality in the Setup menu. ( 67)
No Data is displayed for some or all stations.
Some stations are not supported by the GUIDE Plus+ system. Programme the timer recording manually. ( 33) Perform DVB Auto Setup by Signal Quality in the Setup menu. ( 67)
The unit is on but cannot be operated.
Recording drive or playback drive has not been selected properly. ( 20, 22) Some operations may be prohibited by the disc. The unit is warm (U59 appears on the units display). Wait until U59 disappears. ( 81) One of the units safety devices may have been activated. Reset the unit as follows: Press [/I] on the main unit to switch to standby mode. If the unit doesnt switch to standby mode, reset the unit ( 82, To restore the unit if it freezes). The unit cannot be operated while performing an update. SW-DL appears on the units display while it is updating. Please wait until the SW-DL disappears. ( 73)
The GUIDE Plus+ information is not displayed properly.
There was a programme change or GUIDE Plus+ information from a broadcast station was possibly not correctly transmitted. Check the current programme, e.g. on the Web site for the GUIDE Plus+ system provider or station provider.
The GUIDE Plus+ data is not updated.
The unit must be in standby mode in order to update the data. If the unit is in EXT LINK mode (EXT-L lights up in the units display), then the data update may also not work. Make sure that the time is set correctly. ( 14) Check whether Off is set under TV Guide Download in Standby and change the setting in System Update in the Setup menu. ( 73)
U88 is displayed and the disc cannot be ejected.
The unit is carrying out the recovery process. The disc may be defective. Do the following to eject the disc. Try another disc. 1 Press [/I] on the main unit to switch to standby mode. If the unit doesnt switch to standby mode, reset the unit ( 82, To restore the unit if it freezes). 2 While the unit is turned off, press and hold  and [CH W] on the main unit at the same time for about 5 seconds. (Ejection may take extra time depending on discs.)
The digital channel information does not appear.
Select the length of time (310 sec.) in the On-Screen Messages in the Setup menu. ( 69) The digital channel information will not appear during playback or recording. Perform DVB Auto Setup by Signal Quality in the Setup menu. ( 67)
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