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Panasonic DMR-EH57 Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions
DVD Recorder
DMR-EH57
Model No.
DMR-EH67
The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show images of the silver model of
DMR-EH57 for Australia and N.Z.
[For]Australia]and]N.Z.]
GC GCS GN
Instructions/notes regarding SD Cards and
SD Drive are applicable to the DMR-EH67
model only.
Region number supported by
this unit
Region numbers are allocated to DVD
Recorders and DVD-Video according to
where they are sold.
For Asia
≥The region number of this unit is "3".
≥The unit will play DVD-Video marked with
labels containing "3" or "ALL".
Example:
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ALL
For Australia and N.Z.
≥The region number of this unit is "4".
≥The unit will play DVD-Video marked with
labels containing "4" or "ALL".
Example:
4
4
ALL
ALL
For Middle East
≥The region number of this unit is "2".
≥The unit will play DVD-Video marked with
labels containing "2" or "ALL".
Example:
2
ALL
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Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum
performance and safety, please read these
instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this
product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    DVD Recorder DMR-EH57 Model No. DMR-EH67 The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show images of the silver model of DMR-EH57 for Australia and N.Z. [For]Australia]and]N.Z.] GC GCS GN Instructions/notes regarding SD Cards and SD Drive are applicable to the DMR-EH67 model only.

  • Page 2

    CAUTION! THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE,...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    About descriptions in these operating instructions ≥These operating instructions are applicable to models DMR-EH57 and DMR-EH67. Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these operating instructions are of DMR-EH57 for Australia and N.Z. [EH57] : indicates features applicable to DMR-EH57 only. [EH67] : indicates features applicable to DMR-EH67 only.

  • Page 4: Hdd, Disc And Card Information

    HDD, disc and card information HDD and discs you can use for recording and play Disc type Logo Indicated in these instructions by This is a recording format which allows you to record and edit television broadcasts and so on. Recording format ≥You can delete unwanted parts of a title, create playlists, etc.

  • Page 5

    “Off” if high speed copy to DVD-R, etc. is not necessary when recording a programme (The default setting is “On”. ➡ 61). §5 +R discs recorded with this unit and +R discs recorded with another Panasonic DVD Recorder may be incompatible. However, discs that are finalised are compatible and can be played.

  • Page 6

    SVCD, SACD, MV-Disc, PD, etc. RQT8906 DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format) DVD-RW recorded on another DVD Recorder ≥You can play programmes that allow “One time only recording” if they have been recorded to a CPRM compatible disc. ≥By formatting (➡ 56) the disc, you can record to it in DVD-Video format and play it on this unit.

  • Page 7

    A miniSD card adaptor included with the miniSD card is necessary. ≥You can play and copy still pictures taken on a digital camera etc. (➡ 36, 52). ≥SD Video shot with a Panasonic SD Video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD or DVD-RAM. (➡ 51) ≥SD Video cannot be played directly from the SD Card.

  • Page 8: Important Notes For Recording

    Important notes for recording [HDD] [RAM] When recording a Both main and secondary audio can be recorded. bilingual programme You can change the audio during playback. (➡ 32, Changing audio during play) However in the following cases, select whether to record the main or secondary audio: –Recording sound in LPCM (➡...

  • Page 9: Hdd (hard Disk Drive) Handling Care

    ∫ Indemnity concerning recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a case where any type of repair is made to the unit (including any other non-HDD related component).

  • Page 10: Disc And Card Handling, Unit Care

    Examples of causes of such losses are ≥A disc recorded and edited with this unit is played in a DVD Recorder or computer disc drive manufactured by another company. ≥A disc used as described above and then played again in this unit.

  • Page 11: Included Accessories, The Remote Control Information

    Included accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. (Product numbers correct as of April 2007. These may be subject to change.) ∏ ∏ [For]Asia]and]Middle]East] [For]Asia] 1 Remote control 1 AC mains lead (N2QAYB000134) [For]Australia]and]N.Z.] [For]Australia]and]N.Z.] 1 Remote control 1 AC mains lead (N2QAYB000133) [For]Middle]East] 2 AC mains lead...

  • Page 12: Control Reference Guide, Remote Control

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER < REC MODE RQT8906 1 Turn the unit on (➡ 19) 2 Select drive [HDD, DVD or SD ([EH67])] (➡...

  • Page 13: Main Unit, The Unit's Display

    Main unit < [EH67] 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) (➡ 19) Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power. 2 Disc tray (➡ 22, 30) 3 Connection for digital video (DV) camcorder (➡...

  • Page 14

    STEP Connection Make sure to use the pair of supplied RF coaxial cables Use the pair of supplied RF coaxial cables only when you make connections to the unit through its RF IN and RF OUT terminals. Striping may appear and disrupt images on the TV if you use different cables for connection. ≥Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions.

  • Page 15

    Connecting a television and VCR To the aerial VHF/UHF RF IN Other connections (➡ 16, 17) Audio/Video cable RF coaxial cable (included) IN IN OPTICAL DIGI DIGITAL AL AUDIO OU UDIO OUT COMPONENT COMPONENT (PCM/BITSTREAM) (PCM/BITSTREAM) VIDEO OUT VIDEO OUT RF coaxial cable (included) Audio/Video cable...

  • Page 16

    STEP 1 Connection Other connections § Leave “Yellow” unconnected. Connecting a television with S VIDEO terminals The S VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal. (Actual results depend on the television.) Television’s rear panel AUDIO IN Red White Audio/Video cable...

  • Page 17: Interface) Terminal

    What is VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”? VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or receiver under “HDAVI Control”. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with the HDMI cable. See the operating instructions for connected equipment for operational details.

  • Page 18: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    STEP 1 Connection (continued) Easy control only with VIERA remote control If you connect this unit to the TV that has “HDAVI Control 2” function with an HDMI cable, you can enjoy using more convenient functions. You can operate this unit using the following buttons on the TV remote control. [3, 4, 2, 1], [OK], [RETURN], [EXIT], [OPTION] and the coloured buttons.

  • Page 19: Settings

    STEP Channel reception settings and TV aspect settings Í/ l e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í DVD Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons INPUT SELECT G-Code DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH STOP PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 TIME SLIP EXIT 3,4,2,1 OPTION RETURN CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER MANUAL SKIP REC MODE F Rec...

  • Page 20: And Remote Control, To Enjoy Progressive Video, Recording

    STEP Set up to match your television and remote control e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE F Rec To enjoy progressive video You can enjoy progressive video by connecting this unit’s COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals to an LCD/plasma television or LCD projector compatible with progressive scan (➡...

  • Page 21

    When other Panasonic products respond to this remote control Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote Code control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products 05/28 close together. 05/19/20/47 Use “DVD 1”, the factory set code, under normal circumstances.

  • Page 22: Recording Television Programmes

    Recording television programmes e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP ∫ STOP TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY AUDIO REC MODE See also “Important notes for recording” (➡ 8). Depending on the type of disc used for recording or the type of broadcast, there may be restrictions on the title you are trying to record.

  • Page 23: Disc Insertion/ejection

    Recording modes and approximate recording times Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may become shorter than indicated. (The times provided on this chart are an estimate.) Recording Mode [EH57] [EH67] (160 GB) (250 GB) XP (High picture quality recording 36 hours 55 hours...

  • Page 24: Recording Settings For High Speed Copy

    Recording television programmes e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP ∫ STOP PAUSE TIME SLIP DIRECT NAVIGATOR 3,4,2,1 OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY REC MODE F Rec To specify a time to stop recording— One Touch Recording [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+RW] During recording Press [¥...

  • Page 25: Flexible Recording, Playing While You Are Recording

    Flexible Recording (Recording that fits the remaining disc space) [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+RW] The unit sets the best possible picture quality that fits the recording within the remaining disc space. The recording mode becomes FR mode. ∫ Using “Flexible Rec” is convenient in these kinds of situations.

  • Page 26: Timer Recording

    Timer recording e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í DVD Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH STOP PAUSE TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE F Rec REC MODE See also “Important notes for recording” (➡ 8). Depending on the type of disc used for recording or the type of broadcast, there may be restrictions on the title you are trying to record.

  • Page 27: Manually Programming Timer Recordings

    Manually programming timer recordings Press [PROG/CHECK]. Timer 1:58 SP Remain 30:24 SP Recording 12:56:00 15. 7. TUE Drive Name Date Start Stop Mode space ARD 15. 7. TUE 19:00 20:00 New Timer Programme Press [3, 4] to select “New Timer Programme”...

  • Page 28: To Cancel Recording When Recording Has Already Begun, To Release The Unit From Recording Standby

    Timer recording e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE DELETE ¢ SKIP ∫ PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE RQT8906 To cancel recording when recording has already begun INPUT SELECT G-Code -/-- SLOW/SEARCH...

  • Page 29: Check, Change Or Delete A Programme, Relief Recording, Auto Renewal Recording

    Check, change or delete a programme ≥Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the timer recording list by pressing [PROG/CHECK]. Press [PROG/CHECK]. Icons Timer recording standby is activated. This programme is currently recording. The times overlap those in another programme. Recording of the programme with the later start time starts when the earlier programme finishes recording.

  • Page 30: Playing Play-only Discs

    Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH :, 9 ∫ PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP TIME SLIP DIRECT NAVIGATOR, “Top Menu” 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER AUDIO, “Red” REC MODE F Rec 16:9 aspect programmes are recorded in 4:3 aspect in the...

  • Page 31: Operations During Play

    ∫ When a menu screen appears on the television [DVD-V] Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item and press [OK]. Some items can also be selected using the numbered buttons. If “ENTER” appears on the screen, press [OK]. [VCD] Press the numbered buttons to select the item.

  • Page 32: Changing Audio During Play

    Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs Refer to the control reference on page 30. Operations during play (continued) Slow-motion [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RW‹VR›] [VCD] Frame-by-frame [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RW‹VR›] [VCD] Skipping the specified time (Time Slip)

  • Page 33: Still Pictures (jpeg), Regarding Divx Discs, Mp3 Discs And Still Pictures (jpeg)

    Playing DivX discs, MP3 discs and still pictures (JPEG) Regarding DivX discs, MP3 discs and still pictures (JPEG) DivX [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] Playable discs File DivX ≥Files must have the extension format “.DIVX”, “.divx”, “.AVI” or “.avi”. Number Maximum number of folders recognizable: 300 folders of folders (including the root folder) Number...

  • Page 34: Selecting File Type To Play, Playing Divx Discs

    Playing DivX discs, MP3 discs and still pictures (JPEG) e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP :, 9 PAUSE STOP ∫ TIME SLIP DIRECT NAVIGATOR 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY “Green” REC MODE Selecting file type to play [CD] You can play CD-R/CD-RW discs which contain MP3 files, DivX video contents or still pictures that have been recorded on a...

  • Page 35: Playing Mp3 Discs

    Regarding DivX VOD content DivX Video-on-Demand (VOD) content is encrypted for copyright protection. In order to play DivX VOD content on this unit, you first need to register the unit. Follow the on line instructions for purchasing DivX VOD content to enter the unit’s registration code and register the unit.

  • Page 36: Playing Still Pictures

    Playing DivX discs, MP3 discs and still pictures (JPEG) Refer to the control reference on page 34. Instructions/notes regarding SD Cards and SD Drive are applicable to the DMR-EH67 model only. Playing still pictures Playable discs and cards are: [EH57]: [CD] [EH67]: [HDD] [RAM] [CD] [SD] ≥You can playback still pictures recorded onto a CD-R/CD-RW on a ≥You can use SD Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 4 GB (➡...

  • Page 37: Useful Functions During Still Picture Play

    Useful functions during still picture play Playable discs and cards are: [EH57]: [CD] [EH67]: [HDD] [RAM] [CD] [SD] Start Slide Show You can display still pictures one by one at a constant interval. [HDD] [RAM] [SD] Slide Show Setting While the Album View screen is displayed Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the album.

  • Page 38: Using On-screen Menus/status Message, Using On-screen Menus

    Using on-screen menus/Status message e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER DISPLAY REC MODE F Rec Using on-screen menus Common procedures Press [DISPLAY]. Disc Soundtrack Play Subtitle Picture Audio channel Sound...

  • Page 39: Status Messages

    Play menu—Change the play sequence This function works only when the elapsed play time is displayed. Select the item for repeat play. Depending on the disc, the items that can be selected will differ. Repeat Play ≥All [CD] [VCD] ≥Chapter [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [DVD-V] [-RW‹VR›] ≥Group...

  • Page 40: Editing Titles/chapters, Editing Titles/chapters And Playing Chapters

    Editing titles/chapters e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP :, 9 PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP DIRECT NAVIGATOR 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY “Red” REC MODE [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [-RW‹VR›] (You cannot edit finalised discs.) Title/Chapter Programmes are recorded as a single title consisting of one chapter.

  • Page 41: Title Operations, Chapter Operations

    Title operations After performing steps 1–5 (➡ 40) Press [2, 1] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. § Delete ≥Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding. [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] ≥The available recording space on DVD-R, DVD-R DL, +R or +R DL does not increase when you delete titles. [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] ≥Available recording space on DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +RW increases only when the last recorded title is deleted.

  • Page 42: Creating, Editing And Playing Playlists, Creating Playlists

    Creating, editing and playing playlists e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY You can arrange the chapters (➡ 40) to create a playlist. Title Chapter Chapter Chapter Playlist Chapter Copying (➡...

  • Page 43: Editing And Playing Playlists/chapters, Playlist Operations, Chapter Operations

    Editing and playing playlists/chapters [HDD] [RAM] [-RW‹VR›] (Play only) While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [3, 4] to select “To Others” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Playlists” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the playlist.

  • Page 44: Editing Still Pictures [eh67]

    Editing still pictures [EH67] e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP :, 9 PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP DIRECT NAVIGATOR 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY “Green” REC MODE [HDD] [RAM] [SD] ≥You can edit pictures and albums. ≥You can use SD Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 4 GB (➡ 7). ≥You cannot edit still pictures recorded on CD-R/CD-RW.

  • Page 45: Album And Picture Operation

    Album and picture operation After performing steps 1–4, page 44 Press [2, 1] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. § Delete Picture ≥Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before § Delete Album proceeding. [HDD] [RAM] [SD] ≥When deleting an album, files other than the still picture files inside the album will also be deleted.

  • Page 46: Delete Navigator, Using The Delete Navigator To Delete, Deleting Titles Or Pictures During Play, Copying

    Delete Navigator Instructions/notes regarding SD Cards and SD Drive are applicable to the DMR-EH67 model only. e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE ¢ DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH :, 9 STOP PAUSE TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red”...

  • Page 47: Copying Titles Or Playlists

    Copying titles or playlists Easy copying from HDD to DVD with no difficult Features settings. HDD ➝ DVD Copy direction DVD ➝ HDD §1 High speed mode copy Changing recording mode §3 Finalise High speed mode Copying SD Video from an SD Card ([EH67]) (➡...

  • Page 48: Copy

    Copying titles or playlists e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH :, 9 ∫ STOP PAUSE TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE F Rec “Green” Before copying When copying a title with main and secondary audio ≥Select the audio type for recording bilingual broadcast from “Bilingual Audio Selection”...

  • Page 49

    Copying using the copying list– Advanced Copy [HDD] ,-. [RAM] [+RW] [-RW‹VR›] > [HDD] [HDD] > [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [SD] > [HDD] [RAM] You can order titles and playlists as desired for copy to disc. See also “Before copying” (➡ 48). While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU].

  • Page 50

    Copying titles or playlists (Continued) Refer to the control reference on page 48. ∫ To stop copying Press and hold [RETURN] for 3 seconds. (You cannot stop while finalising) When High-speed copying All titles that have completely copied at the point cancelled are copied.

  • Page 51: Copying Sd Video From An Sd Card [eh67]

    Copying SD Video from an SD Card [EH67] Motion pictures encoded in the MPEG2 format, which have been taken by a Panasonic SD Video Camera, digital video camera etc, can be stored on HDD or DVD-RAM. (All the recordings on the same date become a title.) ≥You cannot playback SD Video on an SD Card with this unit.

  • Page 52: Copying Still Pictures [eh67], Copying Using The Copying List

    Copying still pictures [EH67] e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE DRIVE SELECT SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH :, 9 STOP PAUSE TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER [HDD] [RAM] [SD] ≥You can use SD Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 4 GB (➡ 7). ≥SDHC Memory Cards used for recording with this unit can only be used with other SDHC Memory Card-compatible equipment.

  • Page 53

    To show other pages Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Previous” or “Next” and press [OK]. ≥You can also press [:, 9] to show other pages. Multiple editing Select with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [;]. (Repeat.) Press [OK] to register to the list. ≥A check mark appears.

  • Page 54: Copying From A Video Cassette Recorder, Manual Recording, Dv Automatic Recording (dv Auto Rec)

    Copying from a video cassette recorder Í Í e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP ∫ PAUSE STOP TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE REC MODE ¥ REC e.g., Connecting to the AV3 or DV input terminals on the front You can also connect to the AV4 input terminals on the rear.

  • Page 55: Hdd, Disc And Card Management, Common Procedures, Setting The Protection

    HDD, disc and card management Instructions/notes regarding SD Cards and SD Drive are applicable to the DMR-EH67 model only. e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT INPUT SELECT G-Code DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP TIME SLIP EXIT 3,4,2,1 OPTION RETURN...

  • Page 56

    HDD, disc and card management Refer to the control reference on page 55. Deleting all titles and playlists—Delete all titles [HDD] [RAM] Preparation ≥Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD or DVD drive. ≥Release protection (➡ 55). After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 55) Press [3, 4] to select “Delete all titles”...

  • Page 57

    – ≥You cannot finalise discs recorded on other manufacturer’s equipment. ≥If you finalise discs recorded on Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed. ≥Discs finalised on this unit may not be playable on other players due to the condition of the recording.

  • Page 58: Entering Text

    Entering text e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE DELETE ¢ SKIP PAUSE STOP ∫ TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [SD] ([EH67]) You can give names to recorded titles, etc. The maximum number of characters: [HDD] [RAM] Title...

  • Page 59: Function Menu Window, Child Lock

    FUNCTION MENU window e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT INPUT SELECT G-Code DELETE -/-- SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP TIME SLIP EXIT 3,4,2,1 OPTION RETURN CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY MANUAL SKIP CHAPTER REC MODE F Rec STATUS Child Lock e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í...

  • Page 60: Changing The Unit's Settings, Common Procedures

    Changing the unit’s settings e.g., [Australia]and]N.Z.] Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP STOP PAUSE TIME SLIP 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE “Green” RQT8906 Common procedures OPEN/CLOSE ∫ < OPEN/CLOSE INPUT SELECT G-Code -/-- SLOW/SEARCH PLAY/x1.3 EXIT EXIT...

  • Page 61: Summary Of Settings

    Summary of settings The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Tabs Menus Tuning Manual Tuning (➡ 65) Auto-Setup Restart (➡ 66) Disc Settings for Playback ≥Press [OK] to show the following settings. Ratings Set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Page 62

    Changing the unit’s settings (continued) Refer to the control reference on page 60. Tabs Picture Comb Filter Select the picture sharpness when recording. The setting is fixed with “On” if you set “TV System” to “NTSC” (➡ 66). Still Mode Select the type of picture shown when you pause play (➡...

  • Page 63

    ≥1080i ≥1080p: When setting video output to “1080p”, we recommend using a Panasonic HDMI cable 5 meters or less in length to prevent video distortion. To enjoy High Quality Video up-converted to 1080p, you need to connect the unit to 1080p compatible HDTV.

  • Page 64

    Changing the unit’s settings (continued) Refer to the control reference on page 60. Tabs Others Remote Control (➡ 21) Clock (➡ 67) Power Save ≥Refer to the following when “Power Save” is set to “On”. –“FL Display” is automatically set to “Automatic” (➡ 63). –The “Quick Start”...

  • Page 65: Tuning

    Tuning While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [3, 4] to select “To Others” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Setup” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Tuning” and press [1]. Setup Manual Tuning Auto-Setup Restart Tuning Disc Picture Sound...

  • Page 66: Tv System

    Changing the unit’s settings Refer to the control reference on page 60. Auto-Setup Restart You can restart auto channel setting if set up (➡ 19) fails for some reason. After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 65) Press [3, 4] to select “Auto-Setup Restart”...

  • Page 67: Clock Settings

    Clock Settings In the case of a power failure, the clock setting remains in memory for approximately 60 minutes. While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [3, 4] to select “To Others” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Setup” and press [OK]. Press [3, 4] to select “Others”...

  • Page 68: Messages

    Messages On the television Authorisation Error. Cannot finish recording completely. Cannot playback. TV system is different from the setting. To playback, please change the TV System in Setup. Cannot record to the disc. Unable to format. Cannot play on this unit. Cannot record.

  • Page 69

    On the unit’s display The following messages or service numbers appear on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. ≥The remote control and main unit are using different codes. Change the code on the remote control. (“∑”...

  • Page 70: Frequently Asked Questions

    ≥All Panasonic televisions that have 576 (625)/50i · 50p, 480 (525)/60i · 60p input terminals are compatible. Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of television.

  • Page 71: Troubleshooting Guide

    It may be possible to adjust the display mode on the TV. Refer to your television’s operating instructions. ≥Operations do not work due to a poor-quality disc. (Try again using a Panasonic disc.) ≥The unit freezes due to one of its safety devices being activated. (Press and hold [Í/I] on the main unit for 10 seconds.) ≥When the HDD has been automatically placed in the power save...

  • Page 72

    Troubleshooting guide TV screen and video (continued) Titles recorded with 16:9 aspect are stretched vertically. There is a lot of after-image when playing video. When playing DVD-Video using progressive output, one part of the picture momentarily appears to be doubled up. There is no apparent change in picture quality when adjusted with the Picture menu in the on-...

  • Page 73

    Operation ≥Change the manufacturer code. Some televisions cannot be operated even if you change the Cannot operate the television. The remote control doesn’t work. code. ≥The remote control and main unit are using different codes. Change the code on the remote control.

  • Page 74

    ≥It takes longer than normal to copy many titles. ≥You cannot high speed copy to DVD-R titles longer than 6 hours when using other Panasonic DVD Recorders that are not compatible with EP (8 Hours) mode recording. ≥When recording or high speed copying to a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL and +RW the sound of the disc rotating may be louder than normal, however, this is not a problem.

  • Page 75

    ≥You may be able to copy a “One time only recording” title that was recorded to DVD-RAM using a different Panasonic DVD Recorder to this unit’s HDD, but play is not possible due to copyright protection. ≥When recording to DVD-RAM using “EP (8 Hours)” mode, play may not be possible on DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RAM.

  • Page 76

    Troubleshooting guide Still pictures Cannot display Direct Navigator screen. Cannot edit or format a card. ([EH67]) The contents of the card cannot be read. ([EH67]) Copying, deleting and setting protection takes a long time. ([EH67]) VIERA Link VIERA Link doesn’t work. To reset this unit To return all the settings other than the main ones to the factory...

  • Page 77: Glossary

    MPEG2 is a compression standard used for DVD and satellite based digital broadcasting. This unit records programmes using MPEG2. SD Video files shot with a Panasonic SD video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD or a DVD-RAM disc.

  • Page 78: Specifications

    Specifications Recording system DVD-RAM : DVD Video Recording format DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) : DVD-Video format Recordable discs DVD-RAM: 2-3X SPEED (Ver. 2.1), 2-5X SPEED (Ver. 2.2) DVD-R: 1X SPEED (Ver. 2.0), 1-4X SPEED (Ver. 2.0), 1-8X SPEED (Ver. 2.0), 1-16X SPEED (Ver. 2.1) DVD-R DL: 2-4X SPEED (Ver.

  • Page 79: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions Placement Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These conditions can damage the cabinet and other components, thereby shortening the unit’s service life. Do not place heavy items on the unit. Voltage Do not use high voltage power sources.

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    DV automatic recording ... . 54 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: http://panasonic.net Edit Chapter ......40 Playlists .

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