Samsung DVD-VR370 Manual
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Be sure to remove the disc and turn off the recorder after
Disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet
when you dont intend to use the recorder for long periods of time. Clean the disc by wiping in a straight line from the inside to the outside of the disc.
Maintenance of Cabinet
For safety reasons, be sure to disconnect the AC power cord from the AC outlet. Do not use benzene, thinner, or other solvents for cleaning. Wipe the cabinet with a soft cloth.
Use discs with regular shapes.
If an irregular disc (a disc with a special shape) is used, this DVD Recorder & VCR may be damaged.
Avoid touching the surface of a disc
where recording is performed.
DVD-RAM, DVDRW and DVDR
Clean with an optional DVD-RAM/PD
disc cleaner. Do not use cleaners or cloths for CDs to clean DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR discs.
Wipe off dirt or contamination on the disc with a soft
Before connecting other components to this recorder, be sure to turn them all off. Do not move the recorder while a disc is being played, or the disc may be scratched or broken, and the recorders internal parts may be damaged. Do not put a flower vase filled with water or any small metal objects on the recorder. Be careful not to put your hand into the disc tray. Do not place anything other than the disc in the disc tray.
Cautions on handling discs
Do not write on the printed side with a ball-point pen
Do not use record cleaning sprays or antistatic. Also,
do not use volatile chemicals, such as benzene or thinner. Do not apply labels or stickers to discs. (Do not use discs fixed with exposed tape adhesive or leftover peeled-off stickers.)
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Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers. Do not use discs printed with label printers available
on the market.
JPEG CD-R/-RW Only JPEG files with the ".jpg", ".JPG" extension can be
Do not load warped or cracked discs.
Be careful not to harm the disc because the data on these discs is highly vulnerable to the environment. Do not keep under direct sunlight. Keep in a cool ventilated area. Store vertically. Keep in a clean protection jacket. If you move your DVD Recorder & VCR suddenly from a cold place to a warm place, condensation may generate on the operating parts and lens and cause abnormal disc playback. In this case, do not connect the plug to the power outlet and wait for two hours. Then insert the disc and try to play back again. It will work properly when condensation has evaporated.
The unit can handle a maximum of 1000 files and folders. Maximum size of progressive JPEG is 3M pixels. MOTION JPEG is not supported. DVD-RAM/RW/R discs that contain JPEG files can be
An audio disc on which 44.1kHz PCM Audio is recorded. Plays CD-DA format audio CD-R and CD-RW discs. This
unit may not be able to play some CD-R or CD-RW discs due to the condition of the recording.
MP3 CD-R/-RW Only CD-R discs with MP3 files recorded with
ISO9660 or JOLIET format can be played back
Only MP3 files with the "mp3" or "MP3" extension can
DVD-RW Disc Playback and Recording
Recording and playback can be performed on DVDRW discs in both Video and VR Modes.
For MP3 files recorded with a VBR(Variable Bit
Rates), from 80 Kbps to 320 Kbps, the sound may cut in out. Playable bitrate range is from 56Kbps to 320Kbps. The unit can handle a maximum of 1000 files and folders. DVD-RAM/RW/R discs that contain MP3 files can be played back.
Once a DVD-RW recorded in VR Mode or Video mode
is finalized, you cannot perform additional recording.
Once a DVD-RW recorded in Video Mode is finalized,
it becomes DVD-Video.
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In both modes, playback can be performed before and after
finalization, but additional recording, deleting and editing can not be performed after finalization. If you want to record the disc in VR Mode and then record in V Mode, be sure to execute format. Be careful when executing Format because all the recorded data may be lost. For an unused disc, a message that asks whether to initialize a disc or not. If you select Yes, disc will be formatted in VR mode.
Many DVD discs are encoded with copy protection. Because of this, you should only connect your DVD Recorder & VCR directly to your TV, not to a VCR. Connecting to a VCR results in a distorted picture from copy-protected DVD discs. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by methods claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
DVD-RW (VR mode)
- This is a format that is used for recording data on DVD-RW disc. You can record multiple titles, edit, delete, partial delete, create a playlist, etc. - A disc that is recorded in this mode may not be played by existing DVD players.
DVD Recording Before Recording.58 Recordable discs.58 Recording Formats.59 Recording Mode.59 Unrecordable video.59 Recording the Current Channel you are watching.60 Recording from External Devices.61 Recording through a DV Input jack.61 Making a One Touch Recording(OTR).62 Making a Timer Recording.62 Editing the Scheduled Record List.64 Deleting the Scheduled Record List.64 VCR Recording Basic VCR Recording.65 Check Remaining Time.66 Special Recording Features.66 Copy to DVD or VCR.67
Troubleshooting (DVD-VIDEO/DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR).91 Troubleshooting (DVD).92 Troubleshooting (VCR).93 Problems and Solutions (Display error message).94 Specifications.96
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The DVD-VR330 allows you to record and play high quality digital video on DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR discs. You can record and edit digital video on DVD-RAM/DVDRW/ DVDR discs as if they were VCR tapes. High quality digital audio and video recording and playback You can record up to approximately 16-hours of video on a double side 9.4 GB DVD-RAM disc,up to 15-hours on a dual-layer 8.5GB DVDR disc, and up to 8-hours on a 4.7 GB DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR disc, depending on the recording mode. Creating DVD video titles using DVDRW/DVDR discs With the DVD-VR330, you can create your own DVD video titles on 4.7 GB DVDRW/DVDR or 8.5GB DVDR discs. A Variety of Recording Options Select an appropriate recording mode between XP, SP, LP and EP to meet your recording needs. (See page 59.) XP mode - High quality, about 1 hour SP mode - Standard quality, about 2 hours LP mode - Low quality, about 4 hours EP mode - Lower quality, about 6 or 8 hours - The dual layer DVDRs have approximately double the capacity of single layer DVDRs. (See page 42.) Copying digital camcorder content using DV input jack Record digital camcorder images onto DVD-RAM/DVD RW/DVDR discs or video tape using the DV input jack (IEEE 1394-4pin). (See page 61.) High quality progressive scan Progressive scanning provides high resolution and flicker free video. The 10-bit 54-MHz DAC, 2D Y/C Separating circuitry and Time Base Corrector processor technology provide you with the highest image playback and recording quality. (See page 20.) Component progressive scan output video is available in both DVD and VCR modes. A variety of functions with easy-to-use user interface Integrated menu system and messaging functionality allow you to perform the desired operations easily and conveniently. With a DVD-RAM/DVD-RW(VR mode) disc, you can edit recorded images, create playlist, and edit video in specific sequence according to your needs.
Before Reading the Users Manual
Make sure to check the following terms before reading the users manual.
Icons that will be used in manual Icon Term Definition This involves a function available in DVD or DVD-R/DVD-RW(V)/+R discs that have been recorded and finalized. This involves a function available in DVD-RAM. This involves a function available in DVD-RW. This involves a function available in DVD-R. This involves a function available in DVD+RW. This involves a function available in DVD+R. This involves a function available in a data CD (CD-R or CD-RW). This involves a function available in CD-R/-RW or DVDR/RW/ -RAM discs. This involves a function available in CD-R/-RW or DVDR/RW/ -RAM discs. This involves a case where a function does not operate or settings may be cancelled. This involves tips or instructions on the page that help each function operate.
RAM -RW -R +RW +R CD
One-Touch A function that can be operated button by using only one button. ANYKEY button A function that can be operated by using ANYKEY button.
2006 Samsung Electronics Co. All rights reserved; No part or whole of this users manual may be reproduced or copied without the prior written permission of Samsung Electronics Co.
About the use of this users manual
1) Be sure to be familiar with Safety Instructions before using this product. (See pages 2~5) 2) If a problem occurs, check the Troubleshooting. (See pages 91~93)
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How to use the DVD Recorder & VCR
Select the disc type
There are two different recording methods: Direct Recording and Timer Recording. Timer recording is classified as a Date : Once, Daily or Weekly. Recording mode : XP (high quality mode), SP (standard quality mode), LP (long recording mode), and EP (extended mode).
This unit can record on the following types of discs. If you want to repeatedly record on the same disc or you want to edit the disc after recording, select a rewritable DVDRW or DVD-RAM type disc. If you want to save a recording without any changes, choose a non-rewritable DVDR.
Format the disc to start recording
Unlike a VCR, the recorder automatically starts formatting when an unused disc is inserted. This is required for the preparation of recording on a disc.
You can select the title you want to play in a displayed menu and then immediately start playback. A DVD consists of sections called titles, and sub sections called chapters. During recording, a title is created between two points where you start and stop recording. Chapters will be created automatically when you finalize recording on DVD-R / DVD-RW discs in Video mode. You can make your own chapters on DVD+RWs and edit them using the Chapter Edit menu. The chapters length (interval between chapters) varies according to the recording mode.
Using a DVD-RAM
This type of disc can be formatted in DVD-Video Recording format (VR mode). You can edit recorded images and create a playlist in a specific sequence according to your requirements.
Using a DVDRW/+R
When an unused DVDRW/+R disc is first inserted,
the message "Uninitialized Disc. Do you want to initialize this disc?" will be displayed. If you select Yes, initializing will be start. DVD-RW disc can be formatted in either DVD-Video format (Video mode) or DVD-Video Recording format (VR mode) With DVD+RW discs, there is no difference between DVD-Video format (Video mode) and DVD-Video Recording format (VR mode).
Editing a recorded disc
Editing on discs is easier than conventional video tapes. The recorder supports many different edit functions, possible only with DVDs. With a simple and easy edit menu, you can operate various edit functions, such as delete, copy, rename, lock, etc., on a recorded title.
Using a DVD-R
Initializing disc is unnecessary and only V mode Recording is supported. You can play this type of disc on various DVD components only when they have been finalized.
Creating a playlist (DVD-RAM/-RW in VR mode)
With this recorder, you can create a new playlist on the same disc and edit it without changing the original recording.
You can only use either the VR or Video mode on a DVD-RW, but not both at the same time. You can format a DVD-RW to V or VR mode using disc manager. It should be noted that the disc's data will be lost when changing formats.
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Finalizing & Playing on other DVD components
To play your DVD on other DVD players, finalizing may be necessary. First, finish all editing and recording operations, then finalize the disc.
When using a DVD-RW disc in VR Mode
Although finalizing is generally unnecessary when playing the disc on a VR Mode compatible component, a finalized disc should be used for playback.
When using a DVD-RW disc in Video Mode
The disc should be finalized first to enable playback on anything other than this recorder. No more editing or recording can be made on the disc once it has been finalized.
When using a DVDR disc
You should finalize the disc to play it on a component other than this recorder. You cannot edit or record on the disc once it has been finalized.
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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
DVD DECK DVD OPEN/CLOSE BUTTON VCR DECK VCR EJECT BUTTON POWER BUTTON VIDEO INPUT JACK (AV 2 IN) AUDIO L, R INPUT JACKS (AV 2 IN) DV INPUT JACK
9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
P.SCAN BUTTON FRONT PANEL DISPLAY DVD/VCR SELECT BUTTON COPY BUTTON CHANNEL / BUTTONS RECORD BUTTON PLAY/STILL, REW/SKIP, F.F/SKIP, STOP BUTTONS
Front Panel Display
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
DVD is activated. DVD-RAM is activated. DVD()R or DVD()RW is actived. Progressive Scan mode is activated. Record function is activated. VCR is activated.
7. DVD or CD media is loaded. 8. The time, counter position or current deck status is indicated. 9. When you set a Timer recording, this indicator appears. 10. VHS videotape is loaded.
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Fan The fan always revolves when the power is on. Ensure a minimum of 4 clear space on all sides of the fan when installing the product.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
VIDEO INPUT JACK (AV 1 IN) VIDEO OUT JACK (AV OUT) AUDIO OUT JACKS (COMPONENT OUT) S-VIDEO IN/OUT JACKS ANT IN JACK
6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
ANT OUT (TO TV) JACK AUDIO INPUT JACKS (AV 1 IN) AUDIO OUT JACKS (AV OUT) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT JACK (OPTICAL) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT JACK (COAXIAL) VIDEO OUT JACKS (COMPONENT OUT)
Check for the supplied accessories below.
Audio/Video Cable (AC39-00073A)
RF Cable for TV (AC39-42001J)
Remote Control (AK59-00053A)
Batteries for Remote Control (AAA Size) (AC43-12002H)
Users Manual (AK68-00995A)
Quick Guide (AK68-00997A)
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Tour of the Remote Control
1. DVD Button Press this when you use a DVD. 2. TV Button Press this to operate TV. 3. POWER Button 4. NUMBER Button 5. 100+ Button Press this to select channel 100 or higher. 6. F.ADV/SKIP Button 7. Playback-related Buttons Forward/Rewind, Search, Skip, Stop, Play/Pause 8. VOL (Volume) Button TV volume adjustment 9. MENU Button Press this to bring up the DVD Recorder & VCRs setup menu. 10. ENTER/DIRECTION Buttons (UP/DOWN or LEFT/RIGHT Buttons) This button functions as a toggle switch. 11. INFO Button Press this to display current setting or disc status. 12. TITLE LIST/DISC MENU Button Press this to enter the TITLE LIST/Disc menu.
13. SUBTITLE Button Press this to switch the DVDs subtitle language. 14. ANYKEY Button Press this to set the status of the disc that is being played. 15. REC Button Press this to make a recording on VCR, DVD-RAM/ RW/R discs. 16. TO DVD COPY Button Press this when you copy from the VCR to the DVD. 17. REC SPEED Button Press this to set the desired recording time and picture quality. 18. VCR Button Press this when you use a VCR. 19. INPUT SEL. Button Press this to select AV input signal in external input mode. (Tuner, AV input, DV input) 20. OPEN/CLOSE Button Press this to open and close the disc tray. 21. TV POWER Button 22. TV/VCR Button 23. MARKER Button Press this to bookmark or mark a position while playing a disc. 24. CH/TRK Button Press this to select a TV channel/Adjust tape tracking. 25. RETURN Button Returns to a previous menu. 26. AUDIO/TV MUTE Button Press this to access various audio functions. This operates as sound mute. (TV mode) 27. CANCEL Button 28. PLAY LIST/TITLE MENU Button Press this to enter the Edit playlist/Title menu. 29. ANGLE Button Press this to access various camera angles on a disc (if the disc contains multiple camera angles). 30. ZOOM Button Zooms in on screen. 31. TIMER REC Button Press this when you use Timer Recording. 32. TO VCR COPY Button Press this when you copy from the DVD to the VCR. 33. REC PAUSE Button Press this to pause during recording.
No Disc Timer Rec. Setup Tape Length Auto Play Auto Repeat : T120 : Off On : On Off
No Disc Timer Rec. VCR Video Input Chapter Creator : AV 1 : Off DVD EP Mode Time : 6 Hours Quick Recording : Off
It sets the VCR to play a tape repeatedly (unless a tape control is activated :Stop, Fast Forward or Rewind).
No Disc Timer Rec. Setup Tape Length Auto Play Auto Repeat : T120 : On : Off Off On
Press the buttons to select Video Input, then press the ENTER or button.
No Disc Timer Rec. Setup VCR Video Input Chapter Creator :AV 1 AV 1 : Off DVD EP Mode Time :S-Video 6 Hours
Quick Recording : Off
Press the buttons to select AV 1 or S-Video, then press the ENTER or button.
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DVD EP Mode Time
You can set the EP(Extended Play)modes time setting to 6 or 8hours.
Automatic Chapter Creator
A DVD-Video consists of Titles and Chapters. When you record one program, it makes one Title. If you use this function, the Title will be divided into Chapters.
DVD-RW(V) Title List Disc Manager Timer Rec. Setup Copy System Clock Set Channel Set Language Audio Video Parental Control MOVE ENTER RETURN EXIT
Press the buttons to select DVD EP Mode Time, then press the ENTER or button.
No Disc Timer Rec. Setup VCR Video Input Chapter Creator : AV 1 : 8 Hours Off DVD EP Mode Time : 6 Hours 6 Hours Quick Recording : Off
Press the buttons to select System, then press the ENTER or button. Press the buttons to select Chapter Creator, then press the ENTER or button.
DVD-RW(V) Title List Disc Manager Timer Rec. VCR Video Input Chapter Creator : AV 1 : Off Off DVD EP Mode Time : 6 Hours Quick Recording : On Off
Press the buttons to select 6 Hours or 8 Hours, then press the ENTER or button.
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Press the buttons to select On, then press the ENTER or button. Press the MENU button to exit the menu. Set the recording speed by pressing the REC SPEED button on the remote (see page 59 for more information on recording speeds).
Uninitalized Disc Do you want to initialize this disc?
SP (standard quality mode) LP (long recording mode)
When using a DVD-RW disc, you can change the mode. Refer to Formatting a Disc on page 86.
DVD-RW(VR) Title List Playlist Disc Name Disc Protection : : Not Protected
EP (extended mode) AUTO
Disc Format : DVD-VR Disc Manager Choose the recording format for DVD-RW Disc Finalize Timer Rec. Setup Copy MOVE ENTER RETURN Delete All Title Lists DVD-VR DVD-V
- The dual layer DVDRs have approximately double the capacity of single layer DVDRs. (See page 42.)
Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded on this DVD Recorder & VCR. When the DVD Recorder & VCR receives a copy guard signal while recording, recording stops and the following message appears on the screen.
DVD-R: Initializing disc is unnecessary.
Chapters will be created automatically when you finalize recording on DVD-R/DVD-RW discs in Video mode. Simple editing (erasing titles/changing title name).
This mode involves multiple editing functions (such as deletion of the whole title, partial deletion of a title, etc.). Various editing options using a created Playlist.
You cannot record copy protected movie.
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Concerning Copy Control Signals
TV broadcasts that contain copy control signals may have one of the following three signal types, Copy-Free, CopyOnce and Copy-Never. If you want to record a copy-once type program, use DVD-RW with CPRM in VR Mode or DVD-RAM discs.
Press the CH/TRK ( / ) buttons or number buttons to select the channel you want to record. Press the REC SPEED button repeatedly, to select the recording speed (quality). XP(High, approx. 1 hour) SP(Standard, approx. 2 hours) LP(Low, approx. 4 hours) EP(Extended Play, approx. 6 hours/8hours)
DVD-RW(Ver.1.1) DVD-RW(Ver.1.1) with CPRM VR mode DVD-R DVD-RAM(Ver.2.0) DVD+R DVD+RW
O O O O O
O* O* -
Recordable Time 00:26
Once Copy Once has been recorded, additional recording cannot be performed. * compatible with CPRM. - Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) CPRM is a mechanism that ties a recording to the media on which it is recorded. It is supported by some DVD recorders, but not by many DVD players. Each blank recordable DVD has a unique 64-bit media ID etched in the BCA(Burst Cutting Area). When protected content is recorded onto the disc, it can be encrypted with a 56-bit C2 (Cryptomeria) cipher derived from the media ID. During playback, the ID is read from the BCA and used to generate a key to decrypt the contents of the disc. If the contents of the disc are copied to other media, the ID will be absent or wrong and the data will not be decryptable.
DVD-RAM(VR) Title List Playlist Disc Manager Timer Record Scheduled Record List
Continue pressing REC button to add recording time in preset increments up to 4hours. 0:30 1:00 1:30 2:00 3:00 4:00 Off The DVD Recorder & VCR stops recording automatically when the time has elapsed.
Timer Rec. Setup Copy MOVE ENTER RETURN EXIT
To stop recording Press the STOP ( ) button. The message Press STOP button once more to cancel Timer Record. is displayed. Press the STOP ( ) button again. The message Updating the Information of disc. Please wait for a moment. is displayed.
Press the buttons to select Timer Record, then press the ENTER or button. You can go to the Timer recording screen directly by pressing the TIMER REC button. The Timer Recording screen is displayed.
Scheduled Record List Current Time 1:05 AM Date
End Mode Edit
01:05 AM 03:05 AM SP
The timer counter decreases by the minute from 4:00 to 0:00, then the DVD Recorder & VCR stops recording.
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Fill in the items using the buttons. : Moves to the previous/next item, or 0~9 : To set or change items in the Scheduled Record List Menu. To : Select the media to record (DVD or VCR). Source : The video input source (AV 1, AV 2), or the broadcasting channel you want to make a timer recording from. Date: Date that the timer recording starts - There are three options when setting the date. see below:
! To make a recording on a specific date, press the
When you are recording at EP mode on a DVD-RW(V)/-R disc, it may not record for the full 6 or 8 hours because the unit uses the VBR(Variable Bit Rate) ENCODING system. For example, if you record a program with a lot of action, it uses a higher bit rate which in turn consumes more disc memory.
Recording mode (VCR) AUTO : Select when you want to set video quality automatically. The auto quality depends on remaining time of VCR tape. SP : Standard Play, for best picture quality. SLP : Super Long Play, for maximum recording time (3 times SP).
or number buttons until the date you want appears.
No. 01 To DVD Source CH06 Date 01/01 Start End Mode
03:05 AM 05:05 AM SP
@ To make a recording at the same time every day
(Mon-Fri), press the buttons until Mon-Fri appears:
No. 01 To DVD Source CH06 Date Start End Mode
Press the ENTER button. will appear on the front panel. It means that a timer recording is registered. If the timer settings overlap The programs are recorded in order of priority. If timer recording is set for the first program and then again for the second program and both programs overlap, the following message will appear on the screen: This setting is identical with 1,2. The message shows that the first program has priority. After recording of the first program is complete, the second program starts being recorded. To exit without saving the current setting Press the MENU or TIMER REC button. To return to the previous menu Press the RETURN button if you dont want to set a timer recording.
Once DVDR, DVD-RW is finalized, it cannot be deleted. With DVDR, titles are only deleted from the menu, however, the Title remains physically on the disc.
Deleting a Section of a Title
Follow these instructions to delete a section of a Title List title.
Press the buttons to select Delete, then press the ENTER or button. You will be prompted with a confirmation message. DVD-RAM(VR), DVD-RW(VR mode) : Since Playlist is present, the message Do you want to delete? (Related playlists may be deleted.) is displayed.
DVD-RAM(VR) JAN/01/2006 Title List 1/4
Or use the MENU button. Press the MENU button. Press the buttons to select Title List, then press the ENTER or button twice.
DVD-RAM(VR) JAN/01/2006 No. Title 01 JAN/01/JAN/01/JAN/01/JAN/01/2006 12:00 12:30 01:00 01:30 00:00:11 00:00:09 00:01:36 00:00:11 Title List 1/4 Length Edit
Do you want to delete? (Related playlists may be deleted.)
JAN/01/2006 12:00 AM CH1 JAN/01/2006 EP Yes No JAN/01/2006 12:00 AM CH1 JAN/01/2006 SP
MOVE MOVE ENTER RETURN EXIT
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Press the buttons to select a title you want to delete from the Title List, then press the ENTER or button.
Press the ENTER button at the end point. The image and end point time are displayed in the Section deletion ending point window.
DVD-RAM(VR) Edit Title List
Tist List No. 03 Start End
Delete ENTER RETURN
Press the buttons to select Edit, then press the ENTER or button. The Edit Title List screen is displayed.
Press the buttons to select Delete, then press the ENTER button.
00:00:00 00:00:00 Start MOVE End Delete ENTER RETURN
Edit Title List
Press the ENTER button at the starting point. The image and starting point time are displayed in the section deletion starting point window. Edit Title List Screen Elements
Start DVD-RAM(VR) Edit Title List
Title List No. 03 Start End Do you want to delete? (Deleted part will not be restored.) 00:00:10 Yes End Delete ENTER RETURN No Return EXIT
2 Scene JAN/01/2006 12:00 AM
Press the buttons to select the scene you want to delete, and then press the ENTER button.
DVD-Recorder DVD-RAM(VR) Scene No. 4/4 Edit Scene Playlist No. Play Modify 01 00:00:00:00:00:00:04 Move Add 04 00:00:03 MOVE 05 00:00:00 ENTER RETURN Delete EXIT 3
Press the buttons to select Copy, then press the ENTER button. The title you choose is played and copied to VCR tape.
Dolphin 2 Scene
Press the buttons to select Delete, then press the ENTER button.
DVD-Recorder DVD-RAM(VR) Scene No. 4/3 Edit Scene Playlist No. Play Modify 01 00:00:00:00:00:00:04 Move Add 04 00:00:03 MOVE 05 00:00:00 ENTER RETURN Delete EXIT 3
Press the MENU button after the operation has finished. The menu screen will disappear.
The playlist can contain up to 99 playlist titles.
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Deleting a Playlist Title from the Playlist
Press the buttons to select Yes, then press the ENTER button. It automatically returned to the Edit Playlist screen after the delete operation has finished.
Deleting. (Please wait)
Dolphin 2 Scene JAN/01/2006 12:00 AM
01 JAN/01/2006 12:00 00:00:JAN/01/2006 12:30 00:00:09
JAN/01/2006 12:00 AM 3 Scene JAN/01/2006 12:00 AM
Press the buttons to select the title you want to delete from the Playlist, then press the ENTER or button. The Edit Playlist menu is displayed: Play, Rename, Edit Scene, Copy, Delete
Editing the Disc Name
Follow these instructions to give a name to a disc.
Press the buttons to select Delete, then press the ENTER button. You will be prompted with the delete confirmation message Do you want to delete?.
DVD-RAM(VR) Title List Playlist Disc Manager Timer Rec. Setup Title List
Copy MOVE ENTER RETURN EXIT
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Press the buttons to select Disc Manager, then press the ENTER or button.
DVD-RAM(VR) Title List Playlist Disc Manager Timer Rec. Setup Copy MOVE ENTER RETURN EXIT Disc Name Disc Protection Disc Format : : Not Protected :
Disc Protect allows you to protect your discs from being formatted or deleted due to unintended operations.
Delete All Title Lists
DVD-RAM(VR) Title List
Press the buttons to select Disc Name, then press the ENTER or button. The Edit Name screen is displayed.
Press the buttons to select Yes, then press the ENTER button. All title lists are deleted.
DVD+RW Title List Disc Name :
For DVD+RW discs, this function needs to be performed in order to view edited chapters or titles on a standard DVD player.
Disc Manager Disc Format Do you want to execute Edit compatible? Edit Compatible Timer Rec. This may take more than an hour depending on the configuration. Setup Yes No Copy
DVD+RW Title List Disc Manager Timer Rec. Setup Copy Title List
You will be prompted with the confirmation message 'Do you want to execute Edit compatible? This may take more than an hour depending on the configuration.'.
Press the buttons to select Yes then press , the ENTER button to execute the edit compatible. After performing this function, you can go to TITLE MENU screen directly by pressing the TITLE MENU button.
DVD+RW Title List Disc Manager Timer Rec. Setup Copy Disc Name Disc Format Edit Compatible :
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Troubleshooting (DVD-VIDEO/DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR)..91 Troubleshooting (DVD)...92 Troubleshooting (VCR)..93 Problems and Solutions (Display error Message).94 Specifications...96
LIMITED WARRANTY TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
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If your product malfunctions, go through the check points below before contacting a Samsung authorized service center,
Problem No power.
Explanation/Solution Check whether the power cord is securely plugged into the power outlet. Did you press the power button of your DVD Recorder & VCR. The DVD Recorder & VCR requires some time to initialize after it is turned on. If Quick recording function is set to on, the DVD Recorder & VCR will power on quickly, which enables you to immediately record a desired channel. (See page 41.) Check whether the power cord is securely plugged into the power outlet. Did you set the DVD Recorder & VCR channel settings correctly? Check the free space on your DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR disc. Check the antenna cable is connected. Check the recording time, end time and current time settings again. Recording will be cancelled if the power is interrupted due to a power failure or other reason during recording. Check whether the disc is formatted. This product can record on formatted discs only. (See page 86.) Check whether your DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR disc has a sufficient free space. Recording is available on DVD-RAM/DVDRW/DVDR discs only. If a program is copy protected, you cannot record it.
Check whether PS is displayed on front panel. Make sure to change the component video output using the Progressive button when the disc is stopped. Point the remote control at the remote control sensor on your DVD Recorder & VCR. Operate within distance. (15ft) Remove obstacles between your DVD Recorder & VCR and remote control. Check whether the batteries are depleted. Read the table of contents and then find and read the sections describing your problem, and follow the directions given. Turn the unit off and on. If your problem still persists, contact your nearest Samsung service center.
The remote control doesn't work.
92 - English
Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks.
Problem No power
Explanation/Solution Check that the power plug is connected to a wall outlet. Have you pressed the POWER button? A video cassette can only be inserted with the window side up and the safety tab facing you. Check the DVD Recorder & VCR antenna connections. Is the DVD Recorder & VCR tuner properly set? Check if the safety tab is intact on the cassette. Re-check the recording start/stop time settings and the current time Check whether you insert a tape which has enough time record Check to see if you are using a prerecorded tape.
You cannot insert a video cassette
The television program was not recorded
Timer recording was unsuccessful
No playback picture or the picture is distorted You cannot see normal broadcasts Noise bars or streaks on playback When the II button is pressed during playback, the still picture has severe noise bar streaks Video Head Cleaning
Check the tuner/external setting. It should be on tuner. Check the TV antenna connections. Press the CH/TRK ( / ) buttons to minimize this effect. A still picture may have noise bars, depending on the condition of the tape. Press the CH/TRK ( / ) buttons during slow motion to minimize this effect. If poor pictures appear on a variety of cassettes, the video heads may need cleaning. This is not a common problem and unless it appears, the heads should not be cleaned. When cleaning the video heads, read all instructions provided with the head cleaning cassette. Incorrect head cleaning can permanently damage the video heads.
If you are unable to solve the problem after reading the above instructions, note: The model and serial number on the rear of your DVD Recorder & VCR The warranty information A clear description of the problem Then contact your nearest SAMSUNG authorized service center.
English - 93
Problems and Solutions (Display error Message)
Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks. Problem You cannot record a copy protected movie. You cannot record. This disc is protected. This disc cannot be formatted (the disc is protected). This disc cannot be renamed (the disc is protected). This disc cannot be finalized (the disc is protected). This [Menu] is not available (the disc is protected). The disc cannot be played, Please check the regional code of the disc. This disc cannot be formatted. Please check the disc. You could not format the disc because of error detection. You could not finalize the disc because of error detection. You could not unfinalize the disc because of error detection. The disc cannot be played, Please check the TV system. The disc can be neither played nor recorded. Make sure there are no scratches or dirt on the disc. The disc cannot be played, Please check the disc. The disc is PAL format and cannot be played on this unit. Make sure there are no scratches or dirt on the disc. The disc does not match the regional code for your area and cannot be played on this device. Disc you are using is protected. To record on this disc or use this function, cancel the disc protection function. Refer to page 85. Explanation / Solution You cant record the video since it is protected by copyright.
Important Safety Instructions
1) Read these instructions. 2) Keep these instructions. 3) Heed all warnings. 4) Follow all instructions. 5) Do not use this apparatus near water. 6) Clean only with a dry cloth. 7) Do not block any ventilation openings, Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heaters, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding- type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade and the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the outlet. 10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. 13) When a cart is used, unplug this apparatus and use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over. 14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus. Service is also required if the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS ARE INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
This symbol indicates dangerous voltage inside the product that presents a risk of electric shock or personal injury.
This symbol indicates important instructions accompanying the product.
Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a bookcase or similar unit.
WARNING : To prevent damage which may result in fire or electric shock hazard, do not expose
this appliance to rain or moisture. Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call CATV system installers attention to Article 820-40 of the National Electrical Code (Section 54 of Canadian Electrical Code, Part I) that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building as close to the point of cable entry as practical. Caution: FCC regulations state that any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment may void the users authority to operate it. Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. If this power supply is used at 240V ac, a suitable plug adapter should be used.
FCC NOTE (for U.S.A):
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures. Reposition or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect this equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference -Causing Equipment Regulations.
Chapter 3: Initial Setup
Selecting a Menu Language....22 Setting the Clock.....23 Setting the Clock Manually....23 Setting the Front Panel Display....24 Setting the Auto Power Off....25
Chapter 4: DVD Operations
Playing a Disc.....26 Using the Search and Skip Functions....28 Using the Display Function....29 Using the Disc and Title Menu (DVD)....31 Using the Function Menu (DVD)....32 Repeat Play....33 Slow Play.....34 Adjusting the Aspect Ratio (EZ View)....35 Selecting the Audio Language....37
Selecting the Subtitle Language....38 Changing the Camera Angle.....39 Using the Bookmark Function (DVD)....39 Using the Zoom Function (DVD)....41 Clips Menu for CD Audio/MP3/WMA/JPEG/MPEG4 files...42 Folder Selection.....42 CD Audio/MP3/WMA Playback....43 MPEG4 Playback.....45 Picture CD Playback....47 Using the Setup Menu.....49 Setting Up the Language Features....50 Setting Up the Audio Options.....52 Setting Up the Display Options....54 Setting Up the Parental Control....58 DivX(R) Registration....61
Chapter 5: VCR Operations
Inserting and Ejecting a Video Cassette Tape....62 Playing a Pre-Recorded Video Cassette Tape....63 Special VCR Playback Features....64 Using Automatic Tracking....65 Selecting the Cassette Type....66 Setting the Auto Play.....67 Setting the Auto Repeat....68 Using the Tape Counter....69 Using the Assemble Edit Function....70 Selecting the Audio Output Mode....71 Searching for a Specific Sequence...72 Basic Recording.....74 Special Recording Features....75 Using One-Touch Recording.....76 Selecting the Recording Speed....77 Making a Timer Recording....78
Chapter 6: Reference
Using the TV Buttons on the Remote Control....80 Troubleshooting.....81 Technical Specifications....83
Perfect compatibility to play back DVDs, audio CDs or VHS Tapes. Composite, Component Video and HDMI outputs. On-Screen Program (English/French/Spanish).
Note This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
10-bit video digital to analog converter and 54MHz advanced digital filter. Playback of 96KHz/24-bit sources. DTS digital output for DTS-enhanced DVDs. This unit can play MPEG4 formats within an avi file. Playback MP3-CDs.
Many DVD discs are encoded with copy protection. Because of this, you should only connect your DVDVCR directly to your TV, not to a VCR. Connecting to a VCR results in a distorted picture from copyprotected DVD discs. This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by methods claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Front Panel Controls
DISC TRAY Place the disc here. OPEN/CLOSE Press to open and close the disc tray. VCR Deck Insert a standard VHS video tape. EJECT Press to eject a video tape if the tape is stopped. (POWER) Press to turn the DVD-VCR on and off. LINE IN 2 Connects to the Video/Audio output jack of your external device. Front Panel Display Operation indicators are displayed here. LINE IN SELECT Press to select Line Input 1 or 2. These buttons are also used as Tracking buttons for the VCR.
DVD/VCR Press to select DVD or VCR mode. HDMI HDMI Output resolution setup. REC (VCR) Press to begin recording. (Reverse/Rewind) Press to reverse/rewind a disc/video tape. (STOP) Press to stop a disc/video tape during playback or record (VCR). (Play/Pause) Press to play or pause the disc/video tape. (Forward/Fast Forward) Press to forward/fast forward a disc/videotape.
Front Panel Display
5 DVD is activated. The time, counter position, time remaining or current deck status is indicated. VCR is activated. DVD or CD media is loaded. VHS videotape is loaded.
AUDIO OUT Connect to the Audio input jacks of your television. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT - Use these jacks if you have a TV with Component Video in jacks. These jacks provide PR, PB and Y video. 5 4
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL/COAXIAL) - Use either an optical or coaxial digital audio cable to connect to a compatible Dolby Digital receiver. - Use either an optical or coaxial digital audio cable to connect to an A/V Amplifier that contains a Dolby Digital, MPEG2 or DTS decoder. LINE IN 1 (VIDEO/AUDIO) Connect to the Video/Audio output jack of your external device. LINE OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO) Use a Video/Audio cable to connect to the Video/Audio input jacks on your television. You must have these jacks connected to see video playback from the VCR on your TV.
3. HDMI OUT JACK - Use an HDMI cable to connect this jack to the HDMI jack on your television for the best quality picture. - If an HDMI cable is connected to an HDMIcompatible TV, HDMI will be output automatically within 10 seconds. - If you want to use the Video or Component Output, unplug the HDMI cable.
DVD/VCR Output Chart
Type of Connection COMPONENT VIDEO OUT AUDIO OUT (L,R) DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL, COAXIAL) LINE OUT (A/V) HDMI OUT
DVD Output Jacks VCR Output Jacks O O O O O X X X O X
O : Active. X : Inactive.
Notes Consult your TV Users Manual to find out if your TV supports Progressive Scan. If Progressive Scan is supported, follow the TV Users Manual regarding Progressive Scan settings in the TVs menu system.
SETUP Tour of the Remote Control
1 TV button Use to operate the TV. 2 DVD button Use to operate the DVD player. 3 POWER button Press to turn the DVD-VCR on and off. 4 NUMBER Buttons 5 TV 100+ button 6 Skip button Press to skip a disc backwards. Use to skip a title,chapter or track on a disc. 7 REC button Press to begin recording. (VCR) 8 Search button Press to search a disc backwards. 9 (STOP) button Press to stop a disc/video tape during play or record (VCR). 10 TV VOL (+,-) button 11 MENU button Brings up the DVD-VCR players menu. 12 ENTER/ buttons This button functions as a toggle switch. 13 DISC MENU button Brings up the Disc menu. (DVD). 14 EZVIEW button The aspect ratio of a picture can easily be adjusted according to the screen size of your TV (16:9 or 4:3). 15 SUBTITLE button Press to display the subtitle language name abbreviation on screen. 16 MODE button Use to select the program or random play. REPEAT button Allows you to repeat play a title, chapter, track, or disc. (DVD) 17 INPUT SEL. button Press to select Line input 1 or 2 in VCR mode. 18 VCR button Use to operate the VCR. 19 F.ADV/SKIP button Press to advance play one frame at a time (DVD and VCR). Press to fast forward a video tape (VCR). Press to select a external signal source. 20 OPEN/CLOSE button Use to open and close the disc tray or eject a video tape. 21 ZOOM button To enlarge the picture. 22 Skip button Press to skip a disc forward. Use to skip a title, chapter or track on a disc. 23 SPEED button Use to select the tape recording speed. 24 Search button Press to search a disc forward. 25 (Play/Pause) button Press to play or pause the disc/video tape. 26 TRK/TV CH button Use to change channels. (TV) Use to adjust tape tracking. (VCR) 27 AUDIO/TV MUTE button Use this button to access various audio functions on a disc. (DVD mode) This operates as Sound Mute. (TV mode) 28 RETURN button Returns to a previous menu. 29 CLEAR button Use to remove menus or status displays from the screen. 30 INFO. button Displays the current disc mode. (DVD) 31 MARK/SEARCH button Press to memorize scenes for replay. (DVD) Displays the VCR Function menu. (VCR) 32 ANGLE/TIMER button Use to access various camera angles on a disc. (DVD) Displays the Timer Program menu (VCR).
Before Connecting the DVD-VCR
- Always turn off the DVD-VCR, TV, and other components before you connect or disconnect any cables. - Refer to the users manual of the additional components (such as a TV) you are connecting for more information on those particular components.
Connecting a Set-top/Cable/Satellite Box to the DVD-VCR
The following instructions show how to connect a Set-Top Box,TV and Amplifier to the DVD-VCR.
Use a TV antenna cable to connect the signal source coming from the antenna or wall to the ANT IN jack on the STB.
Use the Video/Audio Cable to connect the LINE OUT jacks on the STB to the AUDIO/VIDEO LINE IN 1 jacks on the DVD-VCR.
Audio Cable White Red Green Red
Component Cable (not included) Red Blue Green
With the unit in Stop mode, set the video output to Progressive Out in the Setup Menu. Then press ENTER and Component Interlace will be output. (See pages 55)
Notes - If you want to connect to an Amplifier, please refer to the Amplifier connection page. (See pages 19 to 20) - The component jack of your TV may be marked R-Y, B-Y, Y or Cr, Cb, Y instead of PR, PB, Y depending on the manufacturer. The number and position of jacks may vary depending on the TV set. Please refer to the user's manual of your TV. - The Component Video Out jacks only output video from the DVD player. To view video from the VCR, you must have the Video Out (Yellow) jack connected. - You can hear sound from the LINE OUT AUDIO or AUDIO OUT (red and white) jacks with a Component connection. VCR audio only outputs through Line Out Audio jacks (Red,White).
Connecting to a TV (Video)
Using video/audio cables, connect the VIDEO (yellow)/AUDIO (red and white) OUT jacks on the rear of the DVD-VCR to the VIDEO (yellow)/AUDIO (red and white) IN jacks of your TV.
Turn on the DVD-VCR and TV.
Video Cable Yellow
Press the input selector on your TV remote control until the Video signal from the DVD-VCR appears on the TV screen.
Notes - Noise may be generated if the audio cable is placed too close to the power cable. - If you want to connect to an Amplifier, please refer to the Amplifier connection page. (See pages 19 to 20). - The number and position of jacks may vary depending on your TV set. Please refer to the user's manual of your TV. - If there is one audio input jack on the TV, connect it to the LINE OUT AUDIO OUT Left (white) jack of the DVD-VCR. - When you connect an external device (STB or VCR) and play it through the LINE IN 1 jack of the DVD-VCR, you can still see the display on your TV set although the DVD-VCR set has been turned off.
Connection to an Audio System
Connecting to an Audio System (2 Channel Amplifier, Analog)
Using the audio cables, connect the (LINE) AUDIO (red and white) OUT jacks on the rear of the DVD-VCR to the AUDIO (red and white) IN jacks of the Amplifier.
Using the video signal cable(s), connect the VIDEO or COMPONENT OUT jacks on the rear of the DVD-VCR to the VIDEO or COMPONENT IN jack of your TV as described on pages 14 to 18.
If you are using a 16:9 TV
For 16:9 aspect ratio discs - WIDE SCREEN Displays the content of the DVD title in 16:9 aspect ratio. - SCREEN FIT The top and bottom portions of the screen are cut off. When playing a 2.35:1 aspect ratio disc, the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen will disappear. The picture will look vertically stretched. (Depending on a type of disc, the black bars may not disappear completely.) - ZOOM FIT The top, bottom, left and right of the screen are cut off and the central portion of the screen is enlarged. For 4:3 aspect ratio discs - NORMAL WIDE Displays the content of the DVD title in 16:9 aspect ratio. The picture will look horizontally stretched. - SCREEN FIT The top and bottom portions of the screen are cut off and the full screen appears. The picture will look vertically stretched. - ZOOM FIT The top, bottom, left and right portions of the screen are cut off and the central portion of the screen is enlarged. - VERTICAL FIT When a 4:3 DVD is viewed on a 16:9 TV, black bars will appear at the left and right of the screen in order to prevent the picture from looking horizontally stretched.
If you are using a 4:3 TV
For 16:9 aspect ratio discs - 4:3 Letter Box Displays the content of the DVD title in 16:9 aspect ratio. The black bars will appear at the top and bottom of the screen. - 4:3 Pan Scan The left and right portions of the screen are cut off and the central portion of the 16:9 screen is displayed. - SCREEN FIT The top and bottom portions of the screen are cut off and a full screen appears. The picture will look vertically stretched. - ZOOM FIT The top, bottom, left and right of the screen are cut off and the central portion of the screen is enlarged.
Note This function may work differently depending on the type of disc.
For 4:3 aspect ratio discs - NORMAL SCREEN Displays the content of the DVD title in 4:3 aspect ratio. - SCREEN FIT The top and bottom portions of the screen are cut off and the full screen appears. The picture will look vertically stretched. - ZOOM FIT The top, bottom, left and right portions of the screen are cut off and the central portion of the screen is enlarged.
Selecting the Audio Language
You can select a desired audio language quickly and easily with the AUDIO button.
Using the AUDIO button (DVD/MPEG4)
During play, press the AUDIO button. Audio languages change when the /button is pressed repeatedly. The audio languages are represented by abbreviations. DVD
ENG DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1CH
Notes - To change the desired audio in the Disc Menu, press the DISC MENU button. - This function depends on what audio languages are encoded on the disc and may not work on all DVDs. - A DVD disc can contain up to 8 audio languages. - To have the same audio language come up whenever you play a DVD, see pages 50 to 51.
Press the AUDIO button on the remocon repeatedly to select the desired Audio (MP3, PCM, WMA, AC3 and MPEG) on MPEG4 discs then press the ENTER.
MPEG4 is a compressed video format designed to deliver DVD quality video at lower data rates and smaller file sizes. Types of MPEG4 files are DivX or Xdiv. These files have an.avi extension.
To remove the AUDIO icon, press the CLEAR or RETURN button.
Selecting the Subtitle Language
You can select a desired subtitle quickly and easily with the SUBTITLE button.
Using the SUBTITLE button (DVD/MPEG4)
During play, press the SUBTITLE button. The subtitle changes when the button is pressed repeatedly. The subtitle languages are represented by abbreviations. DVD
Notes - To change the desired subtitle in the Disc Menu, press the DISC MENU button. - This function depends on what subtitles are encoded on the disc and may not work on all DVDs. - A DVD disc can contain up to 32 subtitle languages. - To have the same subtitle language come up whenever you play a DVD, see pages 50 to 51.
MPEG4 An External subtitle option will appear depending on the DivX Disc.
Subtitle Selection External Subtitle Off readme.TXT
Non-standard fonts are not supported
To Eject a Video Cassette Tape
Press the (Stop) button to stop playing the tape.
When youre finished playing a prerecorded video tape, its best to rewind it to the beginning and remove it from the VCR to protect it from wear and tear.
Press the EJECT button on the front panel to eject the tape.
After ejecting a tape, you should remove it completely from the compartment and turn off the VCR.
Playing a Pre-Recorded Video Cassette Tape
Playing the Tape
Insert the video cassette tape.
- For more information on the safety tab, see page 74.
If the tape doesnt begin to play automatically, press the (Play/Pause) button.
Pausing Play While a tape is playing, press the (Play/Pause) button when you want to interupt play. The tape pauses temporarily. Press the (Play/Pause) button to resume playing the tape.
- The VCR does not play sound while a video tape is paused. - See Using Automatic Tracking on the next page. - If you see white lines on the screen, see Using Automatic Tracking on page 65.
Note To view VCR playback, you must connect the Video Out (Yellow) to your TV. The VCR does not output video through the Component jacks.
Special VCR Playback Features
While a videotape is playing, you can enjoy a variety of special playback features, including Still, Frame Advance, Skip, Repeat, and more. Press the Play/Pause button again to resume normal playback. Frame Advance In the pause mode, press F.ADV to advance to the next frame.
Fps/Rps Review In Play mode, press / (Forward) or / (Rewind) to review at two speeds: - Picture Search: Press and release or (SKIP) buttons to advance the tape forward or backward at 5 times normal speed. - Jet Search: Press and hold down the / (SEARCH) buttons, then release it to play back at the normal speed.
SKIP In Play mode, press the SKIP button to move ahead exactly 30 seconds. Press the SKIP button repeatedly up to 4 times to move ahead 2 minutes.
Repeat - In Play mode, press the REPEAT button to review the last 5 seconds of tape (SP mode). - In Play mode, press the REPEAT button to review the last 15 seconds of tape (SLP mode).
Using Automatic Tracking
The Tracking adjustment removes the white lines that sometimes appear during playback because of slight differences in recording decks. The TRK button will automatically align the recorded tracks with the playback heads to solve this problem. You may also set tracking manually.
Insert and play a video cassette tape. As soon as the tape begins to play, the VCR begins automatic tracking.
If automatic tracking doesnt remove the streaks from the picture, press and hold the TRK/TV CH or TRK/TV CH button until the streaks disappear.
Selecting the Cassette Type
If you wish to use the tape counter to display the time remaining on a cassette, you must indicate the type of cassette inserted.
Press the MENU button on the remote control.
Press the buttons to select VCR, then press the or ENTER button.
Press the buttons to select Tape Length, then press the or ENTER button to select the correct cassette length.
Note This information is usually printed on the tape box. The menu cycles through: T-120, T-160 or T-180. Once the type of cassette is set, the VCR can display the amount of time remaining on the tape when you press the INFO. button.
Setting the Auto Play
If you want your videotapes to play automatically when you insert them, turn on Auto Play.
Note Only tapes that are missing the Record Safety Tab will play automatically when inserted (See page 74).
Press the buttons to select Auto Play, then press the or ENTER button to select On or Off.
- On: The VCR will automatically begin playing a video tape when it is inserted, as long as the safety tab of the cassette has been removed. - Off: Auto play is disabled.
Insert a blank VHS tape into the VCR deck. Make sure the tape is long enough to record the entire program. Press the SPEED button to set the record speed. (See page 77)
Press the INPUT SEL. or button to select Line 1 or 2 if recording from an external device connected to the front or rear jacks, respectively.
Press the REC button on the remote control or front panel. For options while recording is in progress, see Special Recording Features on this page.
Note Recording from the DVD to the VCR is not possible.
Pause/Resume Recording Press the (Play/Pause) button. Press the REC button again to resume.
Stop Recording Press the (Stop) button.
Special Recording Features
While a recording is in progress, you can watch a DVD, or add recording time in 30-minute increments.
To Watch a DVD while Recording
Insert a DVD in the DVD tray and press the (Play/Pause). The output will automatically change to the DVD.
To Add Recording Time
See One-Touch Recording (OTR) on page 76.
Using One-Touch Recording
One-Touch Recording (OTR) allows you to add recording time in 30-minute increments up to 4 hours at the touch of a button.
Insert a blank VHS tape into the VCR deck.
Use the CH or buttons to select the desired TV channel, or press the INPUT SEL. button to select Line 1 or 2 if recording from an external device connected to the front or rear jacks, respectively.
Press the REC button on the remote control or front panel.
While in Record mode, press the REC button again to activate One-Touch Recording (OTR). Record length 0:30 appears on the On-screen display and the DVD-VCR will record for exactly 30 minutes.
Add Recording Time Continue pressing REC button to add recording time in 30 minute increments up to 4 hours. The DVD-VCR stops recording automatically when the time has elapsed. The DVD-VCR will automatically be turned off when the OTR finished.
Selecting the Recording Speed
You can slow down the recording speed from SP to SLP in order to fit six hours of programming on a T-120 tape. Press the SPEED button on the remote control to select the Record Speed. - SP: Standard Play, for best quality. - SLP: Super Long Play, for maximum recording time (3 times SP). Maximum Recording Time - SP vs. SLP Tape Length T-120 T-160 T-180 SP (Standard Play) SLP (Super Long Play) 2 hrs 2hrs 40 mins 3 hrs 6 hrs 8 hrs 9 hrs
Using the TV Buttons on the Remote Control
Your DVD-VCR remote control will work with Samsung televisions and compatible brands. To determine whether your television is compatible, follow the instructions below. 1 Switch your television on. 2 Point the remote control towards the television. 3 Hold down the TV button and enter the two-figure code corresponding to the brand of your television, by pressing the appropriate numeric buttons.
BRAND SAMSUNG DAEWOO EMERSON HITACHI LG LOEWE MAGNAVOX NEWSAN NOBLEX PANASONIC RCA SANYO SHARP SONY TELEFUNKEN TOSHIBA ZENITH CODE 01, 14, 15, 06, 08, 25 12, 24 07, 29 05, 20 02, 16, 17
Note - If your television is compatible with the remote control, it will switch off. It is now programmed to operate with the remote control. - If several codes are indicated for your television brand, try each one in turn until you find one that works. You can then control the television using the following buttons.
Button POWER INPUT SEL. TV VOL + or TV CH ( or ) TV MUTE
Function Used to switch the television on and off. Used to select an external source. Used to adjust the volume of the television. Used to select the required channel. Used to toggle the sound on and off.
The various functions will not necessarily work on all televisions. If you encounter problems, operate the television directly.
Before contacting a Samsung authorized service center, perform the following simple checks. If you are unable to solve the problem after reading the above instructions, note: - The model and serial number on the rear of your DVD-VCR - The warranty information - A clear description of the problem Then contact your nearest SAMSUNG service center.
Identifying DVD Problems
No operations can be performed with the remote control.
Check the batteries in the remote control. They may need replacing. Operate the remote control at a distance of no more than 20 feet. Remove batteries and hold down one or more buttons for several minutes to drain the microprocessor inside the remote control to reset it. Reinstall batteries and try to operate the remote control again. Ensure that the disc is installed with the label side facing up. Check the region number of the DVD. 5.1 channel sound is reproduced only when the following conditions are met.: 1) The DVD-VCR is connected with the proper Amplifier 2) The disc is recorded with 5.1 channel sound. Check whether the disc being played has the 5.1 ch mark on the outside. Check if your audio system is connected and working properly. In a DVD Setup Menu, is the Audio Output set to Bitstream? The features or action cannot be completed at this time because: 1. The DVDs software restricts it. 2. The DVDs software doesnt support the feature (e.g., angles). 3. The feature is not available at the moment. 4. Youve requested a title or chapter number or search time that is out of range. Check if the disc has a Menu. Some of the functions selected in the Setup Menu may not work properly if the disc is not encoded with the corresponding function. The Screen Ratio is fixed on your DVDs. Make sure you have selected the correct Digital Output in the Audio Options Menu.
Disc does not play.
5.1 channel sound is not being reproduced.
The icon appears on screen.
Disc Menu doesnt appear. Play mode differs from the Setup Menu selection. The screen ratio cannot be changed. No audio.
The screen is blocked Forgot password
Press the / button for more than 5 seconds with no disc in the unit. All settings will revert to the factory settings. From a cold start with no disc in unit, press the / button simultaneously on the front panel for 5 seconds. All settings including the password will revert to the factory settings. Don't use this unless absolutely necessary. Go to the contents and find the section of the instruction book that contains the explanations regarding the current problem, and follow the procedure once again. If the problem still cannot be solved, please contact your nearest authorized service center. Make sure that the disc is not dirty or scratched. Clean the disc.
If you experience other problems.
The picture is noisy or distorted
Identifying VCR Problems
No power You cannot insert a video cassette The television program was not recorded
Timer recording was unsuccessful No playback picture or the picture is
Check that the power plug is connected to a wall outlet. A video cassette can only be inserted with the window
side up and the safety tab facing you.
Check the DVD-VCR antenna/cable connections. Is the DVD-VCR tuner properly set? Check if the safety tab is intact on the cassette. Re-check the recording start/stop time settings. If there was a power failure or interruption during timer
recording, the recording will have been cancelled.
Check to see if you are using a prerecorded tape.
You cannot see normal broadcasts Noise bars or streaks on playback When the button is pressed during playback, the still picture has severe noise bar streaks Video Head Cleaning Check the tuner or external setting. It should be on tuner. Check the TV or VCR antenna connections. Press the TRK buttons to minimize this effect. A still picture may have noise bars, depending on the
condition of the tape. Press the TRK buttons during slow motion to minimize this effect.
If poor pictures appear on a variety of cassettes, the video
heads may need cleaning. This is not a common problem and unless it appears, the heads should not be cleaned. When cleaning the video heads, read all instructions provided with the head cleaning cassette. Incorrect head cleaning can permanently damage the video heads. ENG-82
AUDIO Inputs VIDEO AUDIO AUDIO (DVD only) VIDEO VIDEO (DVD only) HDMI VIDEO SYSTEM 2 Stereo audio inputs, RCA Connector, -8dbm, 47K, front and rear 2 Composite video inputs, RCA Connector, 75, 1Vp-p 1 Stereo audio outputs, RCA Connector, -8dbm, 1.5K 2 Digital audio output (1 coaxial, 1 optical) 1 pair Stereo audio outputs Outputs 1 Composite video output, RCA Connector, 75, 1Vp-p 1 Component video output, 75, Y=1.0Vp-p, Pb=0.7Vp-p, Pr=0.7Vp-p 1 HDMI output 1/2-inch VHS system, 4 rotary head helical scanning; FM azimuth luminance;chrominance: converted sub system phase shift AUDIO TRACK PLAY/RECORD TIME FF/REW TIME VCR HEADS Normal: 1 track; Hi-Fi: 2 track T-180 tape: SP 3 hours, SLP 9 hours T-120 tape: <2 minutes Video: Audio: Control: Erase: WOW & FLUTTER FREQ. RESPONSE DISC COMPATIBILITY FREQ. RESPONSE DVD S/N RATIO DYNAMIC RANGE THD POWER REQUIREMENT SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT WEIGHT DA 4 rotary 2 rotary heads (Hi-Fi); 1 stationary head (Linear) 1 stationary head 1 full track, 1 audio track
Less than 0.005% (Hi-Fi) 20-20,000 Hz (Hi-Fi) CD, CD-R, CD-RW DVD-Video, CD-Digital Audio (5 and 3.5) 96/48 kHz Sampling: 4 Hz-22kHz 110 dB 96 dB 0.003 % 120V AC, 60 Hz, 25 watts 41-104F (5-40C); 10%-75% humidity 13.8 lbs.
- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd reserves the right to change the specifications with out notice. - Weight and dimensions are approximate.
Contact SAMSUNG WORLD WIDE If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products, please contact the SAMSUNG customer care centre.
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