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Comments to date: 7. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
HermanK 12:42pm on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 
High po... The Sony RDR-HXD870 is very good however the instruction book may as well be written in arabic its that bad to follow... 1)Bought from Av...
Sylver_7H4 7:08am on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 
What a piece of kit this is, it is so simple to use and set up. It had lots of really good features and a long recording time on the hard disk. This is brilliant bit of kit with loads of hard drive space to record from external sources such as a vcr and from the in built freeview tuner.
roey_nissim 11:01am on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 
hd upscaling for dvd playback the channel quality if recording is quite poor Does all it says on the box. Can not record while looking at other station.
child 6:32pm on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 
I was very disspointed with this product though it is my fault for not reading the details properly as I thought the facilities on my old PVR recorder... an excellent piece of kit, superb value for money & sony can be well pleased that they have matched panasonic in the picture quality stakes. On the whole a very fine machine, Sony should be very proud of it and anybody buying it will be very pleased with it. Fantastic hard drive.
VEGLAS-SPB 1:57am on Saturday, July 17th, 2010 
Looks Brilliant, easy to use hd upscaling for dvd playback the channel quality if recording is quite poor
tipcell 10:49am on Friday, July 16th, 2010 
And style of being a sony product. The epg is in a sky+ style and the recording function is very easy to use with one touch of a button. I have changed to this unit from a Samsung machine, the advantage is this has an analogue and digital freeview tuner.
burli 6:21am on Saturday, June 19th, 2010 
Everything you need to know.First and foremost,the recordings are stunningly good,even in the longer recording modes. I have to agree with the other reviews that this dvd recorder is great quality. Firstly. When I purchased a Sony TV this came as a free offer.

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Video Cassette Recorder/ DVD Recorder

Operating Instructions

For customers in the U.S.A Owners Record
The model and serial numbers are located at the rear of the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. RDR-VX500 Serial No.______________ For Customers in Canada If this product is not working properly, please call 1-877-602-2008 for Peace of Mind Warranty Replacement service. For other product related questions please contact our Customer Information Service Centre at 1-877-899-7669 or write to us at: Customer Information Service 115 Gordon Baker Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3R6

2004 Sony Corporation



To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. The AC power cord must be changed only at a qualified service shop only.
You are cautioned that any change or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
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 communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does 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: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the 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. VCR Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VCR Plus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation.
This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product. The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT MARKING is located on the rear exterior. CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this product will increase eye hazard. As the laser beam used in this VCR-DVD recorder is harmful to eyes, do not attempt to disassemble the cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the products enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.


On safety
Should any solid object or liquid fall into the cabinet, unplug the recorder and have it checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.
Keep the recorder, discs, and cassettes away from equipment with strong magnets, such as microwave ovens, or large loudspeakers. Do not place heavy objects on the recorder. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
Hookups and Settings __________
Basic Operation _______________

On power sources

Operate the recorder only on 120 V AC, 60 Hz. The recorder is not disconnected from the AC power source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the recorder itself has been turned off. If you are not going to use the recorder for a long time, be sure to disconnect the recorder from the wall outlet. To disconnect the AC power cord, grasp the plug itself; never pull the cord.

On recording

Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if the recording or playback is not made due to a malfunction of the recorder, disc, etc. Make trial recordings before making the actual recording.
DVD Recording ________________
Playing Discs _________________
VCR Recording ________________ Playing VHS Tapes_____________


* A logical format of files and folders on DATA-CDs, defined by ISO (International Standard Organization).
Discs that cannot be played
CD-Rs/CD-RWs, other than those recorded in music CD format, MP3 or JPEG format, or Video CD format Data part of CD-Extras DVD-ROMs DVD Audio discs DVD-RAMs HD layer on Super Audio CDs
DVD VIDEOs with a different region code (see page 13) A disc recorded in a color system other than NTSC, such as PAL or SECAM
z Hint This DVD recorder can play 8 cm CDs and 8 cm DVDs as well.
Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/ VIDEO CDs
Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/ VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this recorder plays DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available. Also, see the instructions supplied with the DVD VIDEOs/ VIDEO CDs.
Some DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs, DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs, or CD-RWs/CD-Rs cannot be played on this recorder due to the recording quality or physical condition of the disc, or the characteristics of the recording device and authoring software. The disc will not play if it has not been correctly finalized. For more information, see the operating instructions for the recording device. You cannot mix VR mode and Video mode on the same DVD-RW. To change the discs format, reformat the disc (page 43). Note that the discs contents will be erased after reformatting. You cannot shorten the time required for recording even with high-speed discs. Also, you cannot record on the disc if the disc is not 1x speed compatible. It is recommended that you use discs with For Video printed on their packaging. You cannot add new recordings to DVD-Rs or DVDRWs (Video mode) that contain recordings made on other DVD equipment. In some cases, you may not be able to add new recordings to DVD+RWs that contain recordings made on other DVD equipment. If you do add a new recording, note that this recorder will rewrite the DVD menu. If the disc contains PC data unrecognizable by this recorder, the data may be erased.
Region code (DVD VIDEO only)
Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play DVD VIDEOs (playback only) labeled with identical region codes. This system is used to protect copyrights. DVD VIDEOs labeled ALL will also play on this recorder. If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message Please check the Regional code of this disc. will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be labeled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by area restrictions.


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


This VCR records using the VHS system.
z Hint If you do not want recorded contents to be erased, break off the erasure prevention tab. To record again on a tape that has had the erasure prevention tab removed, cover the hole with cellophane tape, etc.

Safety tab

This VCR cannot record using the S-VHS system. Tapes recorded in EP (3) mode by this VCR cannot be played back on standard mode only VHS decks. Noise may appear in the image when tapes recorded in EP (3) mode by this VCR are played back on other VHS decks with 3 mode.


The VCR automatically identifies the recording system and recording mode (SP (standard) or EP (3)) of recorded tapes during playback.
You cannot play back foreign video software that uses non-NTSC color TV systems (PAL, SECAM). When playing back tapes recorded using the S-VHS system, the playback image may be disturbed.

Hookups and Settings

Hooking Up the Recorder
Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder.
Step 2: Connecting the Antenna Cable
Select one of the following antenna hookups. Do not connect the power cord until you reach Connecting the Power Cord on page 26.
If you have Hookup Hookups and Settings
Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. Refer to the instructions supplied with the components to be connected. Be sure to disconnect the power cord of each component before connecting.
Cable box or satellite receiver with a A (page 16) video/audio output Cable box with an antenna output only B (page 17)
Cable without cable box, or antenna C (page 17) only (no cable TV)

Step 1: Unpacking

Check that you have the following items: Audio/video cord (pinplug 3 y pinplug 3) (1) Antenna cable (1) Remote commander (remote) (1) Size AA (R6) batteries (2)
Note to CATV system installer (in USA)

input jack

If your AV amplifier (receiver) has a Dolby*1 Digital or DTS*2 decoder and a digital input jack, use this connection. Connect using a coaxial or optical digital cord (not supplied).
Coaxial cord Optical cord
Surround effect (page 60) Surround1
Surround effect Dolby Digital (5.1ch), DTS (5.1ch)


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


: Virtual speaker
After you have completed the connection, make the appropriate settings under Audio Connection Setup in Easy Setup (page 30). Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come from your speakers. The surround sound effects of this recorder cannot be used when you connect using a coaxial or optical digital cord. This recorder does not support Linear PCM playback with 2 channels or more. When outputting the sound of a DVD-RW (VR Mode) disc recorded in two languages from the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack, the sound cannot be switched with the AUDIO button.
Do not connect your TVs audio output jacks to the LINE IN (AUDIO L/R) jacks at the same time. This will cause unwanted noise to come from your TVs speakers.
Step 5: Connecting the Power Cord
Plug the recorder and TV power cords into an AC outlet. After you connect the power cord, you must wait for a short while before operating the recorder. You can operate the recorder only after the front panel display lights up and the recorder enters standby mode. If you connect additional equipment to this recorder (page 34), be sure to connect the power cord only after all connections are complete.
Step 6: Preparing the Remote
You can control the recorder using the supplied remote. Insert two size AA (R6) batteries by matching the 3 and # ends on the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment. When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on the recorder.

The VCR starts playing automatically if you insert a tape with its safety tab removed.




Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a recordable disc on the disc tray.
Recording a Program to a VHS Tape


"/1 VIDEO CH +/
Wait until LOAD disappears from the front panel display. Unused DVD-RWs are formatted in VR mode automatically. To format in Video mode, see page 43.
Press CH +/ or INPUT SELECT to select the channel or input source you want to record. Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode.
Each time you press the button, the display changes on the TV screen as follows:


For more details about the recording mode, see page 47.

Press z REC.

REC appears in the front panel display and recording starts. Recording continues until you stop the recording or the disc is full.

To stop recording

Press x STOP. Note that it may take a few seconds for the recorder to stop recording.
z Hint This recorder can record on various discs. Select the disc type according to your needs (page 10).
Slide the TV/DVDVIDEO switch to DVDVIDEO, then press VIDEO to control the VCR. Insert a tape with its safety tab in place.
Press CH +/ or INPUT SELECT to select the channel or input source you want to record.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the tape speed, SP or EP.
EP (Extended Play) provides recording time three times as long as SP (Standard Play). However, SP produces better picture and audio quality.
Using the On-Screen Menus
REC appears in the front panel display and recording starts. Recording continues until you stop the recording or the tape reaches the end.
This section introduces the System Menu, TOOLS menu, and sub-menu. By using these displays, you can perform most of the recorders operations.



System Menu

The System Menu appears when you press SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of the recorders main functions, such as timer recording and setup. Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER.
Title List(Original) Title List Timer Edit Disc Setting Setup 10:10 AM

A Title List (page 42):

Press ENTER to display the Title List menu, which shows recorded titles on the disc.

B Timer (pages 50, 69):

Allows you to set a new timer recording setting. You can also display the Timer List menu, which allows you to check, change, or cancel timer settings.


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

C Edit (page 81):

Allows you to create and edit a Playlist (DVD-RW in VR mode only), record a DV format tape onto a disc, dub from a DVD disc to a VHS tape and dub from a VHS tape to a DVD disc.
Example: The Title List menu
D Disc Setting (page 43):
Allows you to format or finalize a DVD.
01:29:03 > 00:31:23 > Play 01:59:00 > Erase

E Setup (page 96):

Turns on the Setup display, which allows you to set up the recorder to suit your preferences.
Protect > 00:58:56 Title Name AB Erase

Selectable options

The options that can be selected differ according to the media. In addition, the options that can be selected also differ according to the operating mode and the disc condition. Example: When a disc or a VHS tape is in stop mode.

+RW -RWVR -RWVideo -R +R

Options for the selected item
The TOOLS menu appears when you press TOOLS, and displays options. You can search for a title/chapter/track, check the playing and remaining time, or change audio and repeat settings. The displayed options differ depending on the media type. Select the option by pressing M/m and ENTER. Example: When you press TOOLS while a DVD-RW (VR mode) is playing.

Title 1/4 1/1

C Chapter


Time 00:00:25 Audio ENG Dolby 5.1 (1/3) Repeat OFF Remain 00:01:30 Adjust ENTER Enter

* Unfinalized disc only

The System Menu is not displayed when recording DVD and dubbing a VHS tape to a disc. When the System Menu is displayed, DVD and VIDEO buttons are not available.
The TOOLS menu may not be displayed during DVD recording.
Example: DVD-RW in VR mode

Using the Title List

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

01 CH 23

02 CH CH CH 97
A Title type (DVD-RW in VR mode only):
Displays the title type, Title List(Original) or Playlist.
B Movie thumbnail image C Title information:
Displays the title number, title name, recording date, and recording mode. indicates the protected title.

D Clock

Press DVD to control the DVD recorder. Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a disc on the disc tray. About the Title List for DVD-RWs (VR mode)
You can switch the Title List to show Original or Playlist. While the Title List menu is turned on, press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST repeatedly to select either Title List(Original) or Playlist. For details, see Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode) on page 81.

SAP (Second Audio Program)
When a SAP (Second Audio Program) is received, the SAP indicator lights up in the front panel display. To record only SAP sound, set Tuner Audio of Audio to SAP in the Setup display (page 102).

Unrecordable pictures

Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded on this recorder.
Copy control signals Copy-Free Recordable discs

+RW +R -RWVR -RWVideo -R

DVD Recording without the Timer


Ver.1.1 with CPRM* Ver.1.2 with CPRM* Copy-Never None


* The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM compatible equipment. Recording stops when a copy guard signal is detected.


Press DVD to control the DVD recorder. Press Z OPEN/CLOSE, and place a recordable disc on the disc tray.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode.
Recording using the Quick Timer (One-touch Timer Recording)
You can set the recorder to record in 30 minute increments.
Press DVD to control the DVD recorder. Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration.
Each press advances the time in 30 minute increments. The maximum duration is six hours.

0:30 1:00 5:30 6:00

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

(normal recording)

To pause recording
Press X PAUSE. To restart recording, press X PAUSE again.
OTR (One-touch Timer Recording) and the remaining recording time are displayed in the front panel display while recording. The time counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (power turns off).
To watch another TV program while recording
To cancel the Quick Timer Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears
in the front panel display. The recorder returns to normal recording mode. To stop recording. Press x STOP twice.
z Hint If you do not want to watch TV while recording, you can turn off the TV. When using a cable box or satellite receiver, make sure to leave it on.
Slide the TV/DVDVIDEO switch to TV. Press TV/VIDEO to switch to the TVs antenna input. Select another channel on the TV.
To watch a VHS tape while recording
Press VIDEO to control the VCR, insert a tape, then press H PLAY.
After pressing z REC, it may take a short while to start recording. You cannot change the recording mode while recording or during recording pause. If there is a power failure, the program you are recording may be erased. You cannot change the channel or input source of the recorder using CH +/ or INPUT SELECT while recording another TV program.

Checking the disc status while recording
You can check the recording information such as recording time or disc type.
DVD Timer Recording (Standard/VCR Plus+)
Press DISPLAY during recording.
The recording information appears.
Record 0:00:03 HQ Rem 02:28 CH 1
You can set the timer for a total of 12 programs together with DVD Timer Recording and VCR Timer Recording, up to one month in advance. There are two methods to set the timer: the standard method and VCR Plus+ method. Standard: Set the date, time, and channel of the program manually. VCR Plus+: Enter the PlusCode number designated for each TV program (page 52).
Note A Disc type B Recording status C Recording time D Recording mode E Remaining recording time F Current channel
Press DISPLAY repeatedly to turn off the display.
Do not operate your cable box or satellite receiver just before or during a timer recording. This may prevent the accurate recording of a program.
Setting the timer manually (Standard)
Creating chapters in a title
The recorder will automatically divide a recording (a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at 5 or 15 minute intervals during recording. Select the interval, 5 Min (default) or 15 Min in DVD Auto Chapter of Features in the Setup display (page 104). To cancel DVD Auto Chapter setting, select Off.
z Hint You can create chapters manually when playing DVD+RWs or DVD-RWs (VR mode). For details, see page 84.


Selects the channel or input source.

F Mode:

Selects the recording mode (page 47). To use the Rec Mode Adjust function, select Auto. For details, see To use the Rec Mode Adjust function on page 52. If you make a mistake, select the item and change the setting.
The Timer List menu (page 55) appears. The c indicator lights up in the front panel display, and the recorder is ready to start recording. If the c indicator flashes in the front panel display, check that a recordable disc is inserted and that there is enough disc space for the recording. There is no need to turn off the recorder before the timer recording starts. If the timer settings overlap, the message These timer settings overlap. appears. To confirm, change, or cancel timer recording, see Checking/Changing/Canceling DVD Timer Settings (Timer List) on page 55.

Press ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST to switch the Title List(Original), if necessary.
z Hint A chapter mark is inserted after the scene was erased. The chapter mark divides the title into separate chapters on either side of the mark.
Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the point where you erase a section of a title. Sections shorter than five seconds may not be erased. The start and end points of a title may be different from what you have set. The total playing time of the title does not change even if a scene was erased.
Select A-B Erase, and press ENTER.
The display for setting points A and B appears. Start is selected.

Start 00:00:00

Creating chapters manually

Creating a Playlist

You can manually insert a chapter mark at any point you like during playback.
Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you want to divide the title into chapters.
Each time you press the button, Marking mark. appears on the screen and the scenes before and after of the mark become separate chapters.
You can add a section of the title to the Playlist title as one scene without changing the actual recordings. A Playlist title can contain up to 99 scenes. For details, see Edit options for DVD-RWs (VR mode) on page 81.
If you erase an original title used in a Playlist, that Playlist is also erased.

Making mark.

To erase chapter marks
You can combine two chapters by erasing the chapter mark during playback. During playback, press MARK ERASE. The current chapter combines with the previous chapter.


If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter marks can be added, you may not be able to record or edit. You cannot add or erase the chapter marks of the titles of protected discs or protected titles.


Press DVD to control the DVD recorder. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is stopped.
Select Edit, and press ENTER.
Edit Title List Timer Edit Disc Setting Setup 10:10 AM
To play the Playlist title
Create Playlist Edit Playlist DV Edit Dubbing

The selected setup display appears. Example: Video setup
Video Title list Timer Edit Disc Setting Setup 10:10 AM
TV Type Black Level Picture Control Progressive
: 4:3 Pan Scan : On : Standard : Off
Select the item you want to set up, and press ENTER.
Available options for the item appear. Example: TV Type
Video Title list Timer Edit
: 4:3 Letter Box 16:9 : On4:3 Letter Box 4:3 Pan : Composite Scan : Off
Some items display a dialog box that provides further detailed settings. Example: The following dialog box appears when Parental in Options setup is selected.
Enter Password Title list Timer Edit Disc Setting 10:10 AM
Antenna Reception Setting (Tuner Preset)
The Tuner Preset setup helps you to make tuner, setting for the recorder. Select Tuner Preset in the Setup display. To use the display, see Using the Setup Displays on page 96.

Enter the password.

Setup Title List
Tuner Preset Clock Set Video
In this case, see Parental in Language, Parental Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) on page 105.

Audio Features

The currently selected option is displayed next to the setup item. Example: when 16:9 is set.


TV Type Black Level Picture Control Progressive : 16:9 : On : Standard : Off
You cannot presets channels for the connected cable box or satellite receiver.
Automatically presets the receivable channels. The recorder can receive VHF channels 2 to 13, UHF channels 14 to 69, and unscrambled CATV channels 1 to 125. First, we recommend that you preset the receivable channels in your area using automatic presetting methods.
Follow steps 1 to 3 of Using the Setup Displays on page 96 to select Tuner Preset in the Setup display. Select Antenna/Cable, and press ENTER.
Tuner Preset Title list Timer Edit Disc Setting Setup 10:10 AM
Antenna/Cable Auto Preset Manual Set 3,4 Ch Out Guide Channel Setup
: 4:3 Letter Box Antenna : OnCable
Antenna: Presets VHF and UHF channels. Cable: Presets cable TV channels.
Select Auto Preset, and press ENTER. All receivable channels are preset in numerical sequence.
Auto Preset Title list Timer Edit Disc Setting 10:10 AM
Select Add or Erase using </,, and press ENTER. To preset or disable another channel, repeat steps 5 and 6.
Searching for receivable channels: 3

3, 4 Ch Out

Set the RF output channel so that the TV can receive the correct signal from the recorder. For details, see page 19.
7% Scanning. Please wait.

Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder)
Select this to run the Easy Setup program.
Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select Setup, and press ENTER. Select Easy Setup, and press ENTER.
Follow the guide to make initial setting.
Select Start, and press ENTER. Follow the instructions for Easy Setup (page 30) from step 5.
TV program reception does not fill the screen. Additional Information
, Set the channel manually in Tuner Preset setup (page 97). , Select the correct source using the INPUT SELECT button, or select a channel of any TV program using the CH +/ buttons.


If you experience any of the following difficulties while using the recorder, use this troubleshooting guide to help remedy the problem before requesting repairs. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
TV program pictures are distorted.
, Reorient the TV antenna. , Adjust the picture (see the TVs instruction manual). , Place the recorder and TV farther apart. , Place the TV and any bunched antenna cables farther apart. , The RF cable is connected to the VHF/UHF OUT jack on the recorder. Connect the cable to the VHF/UHF IN jack.
The power does not turn on.
, Check that the AC power cord is connected securely.


There is no picture.
, , , , Re-connect all connecting cords securely. The connecting cords are damaged. Check the connection to your TV (page 15). Switch the input selector on your TV (such as to VCR) so that the signal from the recorder appears on the TV screen.
TV channels cannot be changed.
, The channel is disabled (page 98). , A timer recording started, which changed the channels.
The picture from equipment connected to the recorders input jack does not appear on the screen.
, If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1 IN jack, select LINE1 in the front panel display by pressing INPUT SELECT. If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN jacks, select LINE2 in the front panel display by pressing INPUT SELECT.

Picture noise appears.

, Check the connection to your TV (page 15) and switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the recorder appears on the TV screen. , If the picture output signal from your recorder passes through your VCR to get to your TV, or if you are connected to a combination TV/VIDEO player, the copy-protection signal applied to some DVD programs could affect picture quality. If you still experience this problem even when you connect your recorder directly to your TV, try connecting your recorder to your TVs S VIDEO input. , You have set the recorder to progressive format (the PROGRESSIVE indicator lights up) even though your TV cannot accept the progressive signal. In this case, set Progressive to Off in Video setup (page 101). , Even if your TV is compatible with progressive format (480p) signals, the image may be affected when you set the recorder to progressive format. In this case, set Progressive to Off in Video setup (page 101).

Maximum recording/playback time
OPTICAL, Optical output jack 18 dBm (wave length: 660 nm) COAXIAL, phono jack Output signal: 0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms
8 hrs. in EP mode (with T-160 tape)

Rewind time

Phono jack Y: 1.0 Vp-p/Pb, Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Approx. 1 min (with T-120 tape) Tuner section

Channel coverage

4-pin, mini-DIN jack Y: 1.0 Vp-p, unbalanced, sync negative C: 0.286 Vp-p, load impedance 75 ohms
VHF 2 to 13 UHF 14 to 69 CATV A-8 to A-1, A to W, W+1 to W+84


75-ohm antenna terminal for VHF/UHF Timer section

Quartz locked

Timer indication

12-hour cycle

Timer setting
12 programs in total (max.)


Power requirements

120 V AC, 60 Hz

Power consumption

About i.LINK

The DV IN jack on this recorder is an i.LINKcompliant DV IN jack. This section describes the i.LINK standard and its features.

Power back-up

Back-up duration: 0 min

Operating temperature

What is i.LINK?
i.LINK is a digital serial interface for handling digital video, digital audio and other data in two directions between equipment having the i.LINK jack, and for controlling other equipment. i.LINK-compatible pieces of equipment can be connected by a single i.LINK cable. Possible applications are operations and data transactions with various digital AV equipment. When two or more i.LINK-compatible equipment are connected to this recorder in a daisy chain, operations and data transactions are possible with not only the equipment that this recorder is connected to but also with other devices via the directly connected equipment. Note, however, that the method of operation sometimes varies according to the characteristics and specifications of the equipment to be connected, and that operations and data transactions are sometimes not possible on some connected equipment.

5C to 35C (41F to 95F)

Storage temperature

20C to 60C (4F to 140F)

Operating humidity

25% to 80%

Dimensions including projecting parts and controls (w/h/d)
Approx. 334 mm (Approx. 17 3.4 131/4 inches)

J SELECT DVD/VIDEO buttons (37) K (remote sensor) (26) L Front panel display (45, 121) M SYNCHRO REC indicator (53, 72) N PROGRESSIVE indicator (21, 100) O CHANNEL/TRACKING +/ buttons* (38, 39, 48, 67, 77) P DV IN jack (93) Q LINE 2 IN (S VIDEO/VIDEO/AUDIO L/ R) jacks (34)
* H and CHANNEL + buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference.

Remote for DVD

Buttons on the remote have the same function as the buttons on the recorder if they have the same or similar names. Buttons with an orange dot next to them can be used with your TV when the TV/ DVDVIDEO switch is set to TV.
A TV/DVDVIDEO switch (27) B Z OPEN/CLOSE button (37, 48, 57, 94) C DVD button (37) D Number buttons (27, 52, 62)* SET button (27) E CLEAR button (52, 62) F AUDIO button (59)* SUBTITLE button (59) G VCR Plus+ button (52) H DISPLAY button (45, 50) TIME/TEXT button (45) I ORIGINAL/PLAYLIST button (42, 82) J M/m/</,/ENTER button (30) K O RETURN button (30) L TOP MENU button (57) Mm / M (search) buttons (59)

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N. PREV (previous)/NEXT > buttons (59) O REC MODE button (38, 48, 94) P [TIMER] button (50) Q MARKER button (62) R SEARCH button (62) S SHUFFLE button (59)
* Number 5 and AUDIO buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference.

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Slide the cover.
T ?/1 (on/standby) button (30) U CH +/ (channel) buttons* (38, 48)
V VOL (volume) +/ buttons (27) W TV/VIDEO button (27) X INPUT SELECT button (38, 48, 94) Y SURROUND button (59) Z SYSTEM MENU button (40) TITLE LIST button (42, 57, 82) TOOLS button (41) wj ZOOM button (59) wk ANGLE button (59) wl INSTANT REPLAY/ ADVANCE buttons (59) INSTANT
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e; MENU button (57) ea H PLAY button* (37, 57, 83) X PAUSE button (48, 59, 83) x STOP button (37, 48, 57, 83, 89) es z REC (record) button (38, 48) ed REPEAT button (59) ef SYNCHRO REC button (53) eg CHAPTER MARK/ERASE buttons (84) eh COMMAND MODE switch (DVD COMBO 1, 2, 3) (29)
* CH + and H PLAY buttons have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference.

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Remote for VIDEO
A TV/DVDVIDEO switch (27) B Z OPEN/CLOSE (eject) button (76) C Number buttons (27, 71)* SET button (27, 67) D CLEAR button (71, 76) E AUDIO button (80)* F VCR Plus+ button (71) G DISPLAY button (45, 69, 76) TIME/TEXT button (45) H SYSTEM MENU button (40) I O RETURN button (30) Jm / M (search) buttons (78) K. PREV (previous)/NEXT > buttons (78) L REC MODE button (39, 67) M [TIMER] button (69) N ?/1 (on/standby) button (30) O VIDEO button (37) P CH (channel)/TRACKING +/ buttons* (39, 67, 77)



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