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Panasonic DMR-EX77 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic operating instruction dvd recorder dmr-ex77 dmr-ex87.

 
Operating Instructions
DVD Recorder
DMR-EX77
Model No.
DMR-EX87
The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show images of DMR-EX77.
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Region number supported by
this unit
Region numbers are allocated to DVD Recorders
and DVD-Video according to where they are
sold.
≥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
Dear customer
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.
This DVD Recorder is for viewing and
recording free to view channels only, not pay
TV or encrypted channels.
Trademark of the DVB Digital Video
Broadcasting Project (1991 to 1996)
Declaration of Conformity No. 4675,
28th March 2007 (DMR-EX77)
Declaration of Conformity No. 4674,
28th March 2007 (DMR-EX87)
Notice for DVB functions
≥Any function related to DVB (Digital Video
Broadcasting) will work in areas where
DVB-T (MPEG2) digital terrestrial
broadcasting is received. Consult your local
Panasonic dealer with coverage areas.
≥This unit has the capability for DVB
specifications. But future DVB services
cannot be guaranteed.
≥This unit does not support MHP (Multimedia
Home Platform).
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Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Operating Instructions DVD Recorder DMR-EX77 Model No. DMR-EX87 The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show images of DMR-EX77. Region number supported by this unit Region numbers are allocated to DVD Recorders and DVD-Video according to where they are sold. ≥The region number of this unit is “4”.

  • 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-EX77 and DMR-EX87. Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these operating instructions are of DMR-EX77. [EX77] : indicates features applicable to DMR-EX77 only. [EX87] : indicates features applicable to DMR-EX87 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”. ➡ 65). §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. RQT8859 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 (➡ 61) 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. (➡ 40, 56). ≥SD Video shot with a Panasonic SD Video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD or DVD-RAM. (➡ 55) ≥SD Video cannot be played directly from the SD Card.

  • Page 8: Important Notes For Recording

    Important notes for recording Selecting Audio Broadcast in multi-channel sound (Digital broadcast only): for Recording You can select the audio language when receiving audio in multi channel broadcast [“Multi Audio” appears at the bottom of digital channel information display (➡ 23)]. However, audio cannot be switched after recording.

  • 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 May 2007. These may be subject to change.) ∏ ∏ (N2QAYB000135) 1 Remote control 1 AC mains lead ≥For use with this unit only. Do not use it with other equipment.

  • Page 12: Control Reference Guide, Remote Control

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. Í Í DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS OPTION CREATE DISPLAY AUDIO CHAPTER < REC MODE TIME SLIP RQT8859 1 Turn the unit on (➡ 20) 2 Select drive (HDD, DVD or SD) (➡...

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

    Main unit Opening the front panel Place your finger on the protruding section below the 4 and press down to flip open the front panel. 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) (➡ 20) 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.

  • 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 Connect the unit directly to the television If you connect the unit through an AV selector or video cassette recorder to the television, video signal will be affected by copyright protection systems and the picture may not be shown correctly.

  • 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

    Connecting with an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, an uncompressed digital audio and video signal is transmitted. You can enjoy high quality, digital video and audio with just one cord. When connecting to an HDMI-compatible HDTV (High Definition Television), this unit’s output can be switched to 1080p, 1080i or 720p HD video.

  • Page 18

    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 19: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    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 20: Settings

    STEP Channel reception settings and TV aspect settings Í/ l Í DVD Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP STOP PAUSE STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK Turn on the television and select the appropriate AV input to suit the connections to this unit.

  • Page 21: And Remote Control, To Enjoy Progressive Video

    STEP Set up to match your television and remote control Í Í DRIVE SELECT PAGE Numbered buttons ANALOGUE G-Code DELETE INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE STOP PLAY/x1.3 STATUS EXIT 3,4,2,1 OPTION RETURN CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY MANUAL SKIP CHAPTER REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK To enjoy progressive video You can enjoy progressive video by connecting this unit’s...

  • Page 22

    Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote Brand 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 23: Watching Analogue And Digital Broadcasts, Select The Channel, Digital Channel Information, Recording

    “Red” REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK This unit is a DVD recorder with an integrated DVB tuner. This means that you can receive and record both analogue and terrestrial digital channels without having to connect an additional DVB receiving unit.

  • Page 24: Recording Television Programmes

    Recording television programmes Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP ∫ PAUSE STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER 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 25: 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 [EX77] [EX87] (160 GB) (250 GB) XP (High picture quality recording 36 hours 55 hours...

  • Page 26

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

  • Page 27: 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 28: Timer Recording

    Timer recording Í/I Í DVD Í Í DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS STATUS GUIDE 3,4,2,1 OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” “Green” 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 29: Operations In The Tv Guide System

    Operations in the TV Guide system Basic operations Press [GUIDE] to switch between Landscape view and Portrait view. Landscape view TV Guide: Landscape ABC 1 Sat 13.01. Emmerdale Time: ABC 1 ABC 2 News News +24 Hr SELECT TIMER REC Info RETURN Guide Change Display Mode...

  • Page 30

    Timer recording Í DVD Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SELECT SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK REC MODE 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 31: Manually Programming Timer Recordings

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

  • Page 32: To Cancel Recording When Recording Has Already Begun, To Release The Unit From Recording Standby

    Timer recording Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE INPUT DELETE ¢ SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE ∫ STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK RQT8859 To cancel recording when recording has already begun PAGE ANALOGUE G-Code...

  • Page 33: 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 34: Playing Play-only Discs

    Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH :, 9 ∫ STOP PAUSE STATUS DIRECT NAVIGATOR, “Top Menu” 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER AUDIO, “Red” TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK REC MODE TIME SLIP 16:9 aspect programmes are recorded in 4:3 aspect in the following cases.

  • Page 35: 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 36: Changing Audio During Play

    Playing recorded video contents/Playing play-only discs Refer to the control reference on page 34. 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 37: 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 38: Selecting File Type To Play, Playing Divx Discs

    Playing DivX discs, MP3 discs and still pictures (JPEG) Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP :, 9 PAUSE STOP ∫ STATUS STATUS DIRECT NAVIGATOR 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER 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 39: 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 40: Playing Still Pictures

    Playing DivX discs, MP3 discs and still pictures (JPEG) Refer to the control reference on page 38. Playing still pictures [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 (➡ 7). ≥You cannot playback still pictures while recording or copying.

  • Page 41: Useful Functions During Still Picture Play

    Useful functions during still picture play 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. 2 Press [1] (PLAY).

  • Page 42: Using On-screen Menus/status Message, Using On-screen Menus

    Using on-screen menus/Status message Í Í DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION AUDIO DISPLAY DISPLAY REC MODE Using on-screen menus Common procedures Press [DISPLAY]. Disc Soundtrack Play Subtitle Picture Audio channel Sound Other Menu Item ≥Depending on the condition of the unit (playing, stopped, etc.) and disc contents, there are some items that you cannot select or change.

  • Page 43: Status Messages

    Picture menu—Change the picture quality Playback NR Reduces noise and picture degradation. § Progressive (➡ 85) Select “On” to enable progressive output. Select “Off” if the picture is stretched horizontally. § Transfer [When “Progressive” (➡ above) is set to “On”.] Select the method of conversion for progressive output to suit the type of title being played (➡...

  • Page 44: Editing Titles/chapters, Editing Titles/chapters And Playing Chapters

    Editing titles/chapters Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP :, 9 PAUSE STOP STATUS 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 45: Title Operations, Chapter Operations

    Title operations After performing steps 1–5 (➡ 44) § 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 46: Creating, Editing And Playing Playlists, Creating Playlists

    Creating, editing and playing playlists Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER You can arrange the chapters (➡ 44) to create a playlist. Title Chapter Chapter Chapter Playlist Chapter Copying (➡...

  • Page 47: 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 48: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE SKIP :, 9 STOP PAUSE STATUS 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 49: Album And Picture Operation

    Album and picture operation After performing steps 1–4, page 48 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 50: Delete Navigator, Using The Delete Navigator To Delete, Deleting Titles Or Pictures During Play, Copying

    Delete Navigator Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE ¢ DELETE SKIP :, 9 PAUSE STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [SD] (You cannot delete items on finalised discs.) ≥A title or a picture cannot be restored once it is deleted.

  • Page 51: 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 (➡...

  • Page 52: Copy

    Copying titles or playlists Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SELECT SKIP :, 9 ∫ PAUSE STOP STATUS STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK Before copying When copying a title with main and secondary audio ≥Select the audio type for recording bilingual broadcast from “Bilingual Audio Selection”...

  • Page 53

    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” (➡ 52). While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU].

  • Page 54

    Copying titles or playlists (Continued) Refer to the control reference on page 52. ∫ 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 55

    Copying SD Video from an SD Card 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 56: Copying Still Pictures, Copying Using The Copying List

    Copying still pictures Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH :, 9 PAUSE STOP STATUS 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 57

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

    Copying from a video cassette recorder Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE STOP ∫ STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK ¥ 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 59: Entering Text

    Entering text DRIVE SELECT PAGE Numbered buttons ANALOGUE G-Code DELETE INPUT DELETE ¢ SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH ∫ PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP STATUS EXIT 3,4,2,1 OPTION RETURN CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER MANUAL SKIP [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [SD] You can give names to recorded titles, etc.

  • Page 60: Hdd, Disc And Card Management, Common Procedures, Setting The Protection

    HDD, disc and card management Í Í DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT DELETE INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [-RW‹VR›] [SD] ≥You can use SD Cards with capacities from 8 MB to 4 GB (➡...

  • Page 61

    Deleting all titles and playlists—Delete all titles [HDD] [RAM] Preparation ≥Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD or DVD drive. ≥Release protection (➡ 60). After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 60) Press [3, 4] to select “Delete all titles” and press [OK]. Press [2, 1] to select “Yes”...

  • Page 62

    – ≥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 63: Function Menu Window, Child Lock

    FUNCTION MENU window Í Í DRIVE SELECT PAGE ANALOGUE G-Code DELETE INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP EXIT STATUS FUNCTION MENU 3,4,2,1 OPTION RETURN RETURN CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER MANUAL SKIP REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK Child Lock Í Í...

  • Page 64: Changing The Unit's Settings, Common Procedures, Summary Of Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings Í Í DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons DELETE SKIP PAUSE STOP STATUS 3,4,2,1 OPTION CREATE AUDIO DISPLAY CHAPTER “Red” REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK “Green” Summary of settings The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Tabs Tuning Edit Favourites (➡...

  • Page 65

    Tabs Menus 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. Enter a 4-digit password with the numbered buttons when the password screen is shown. ≥Do not forget your password.

  • Page 66

    Changing the unit’s settings (continued) Refer to the control reference on page 64. Tabs Picture Comb Filter Select the picture sharpness when recording. The setting is fixed with “On” if you set “TV System” to “NTSC” (➡ 72). Still Mode Select the type of picture shown when you pause play (➡...

  • Page 67

    ≥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 68

    Changing the unit’s settings (continued) Refer to the control reference on page 64. Tabs Others Remote Control (➡ 22) Clock (➡ 73) Power Save ≥Refer to the following when “Power Save” is set to “On”. –“FL Display” is automatically set to “Automatic” (➡ 67). –The “Quick Start”...

  • Page 69: 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 Edit Favourites Auto-Setup Restart Settings for Digital Services Tuning Settings for Analogue Services Disc...

  • Page 70

    Changing the unit’s settings Refer to the control reference on page 64. Signal Condition You can check the quality and strength of digital broadcast signals. Realign the aerial if you are receiving a poor signal. When “Signal Condition” is displayed in grey and cannot be selected: 1 Press [EXIT] to exit the screen.

  • Page 71

    Analogue Manual Tuning You can delete analogue channels and set the analogue channel details. After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 69) Press [3, 4] to select “Settings for Analogue Services” and press [OK]. While “Manual Tuning” is highlighted, and press [OK]. Manual Tuning Pos Name Pos Name...

  • Page 72: Tv System

    Changing the unit’s settings Refer to the control reference on page 64. Auto-Setup Restart You can restart auto channel setting for terrestrial digital and analogue channels if set up (➡ 20) fails for some reason. However, if you perform “Auto-Setup Restart”, the order of analogue channels will change.

  • Page 73: Clock Settings

    Clock Settings This unit usually obtains time and date information from digital broadcasts and automatically corrects the time several times a day. However, if the time is not set correctly use the settings listed in the method below. In the case of a power failure, the clock setting remains in memory for approximately 60 minutes. While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU].

  • Page 74: 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 75

    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 76: 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 77

    TV Guide ≥You can manually change the start and end time of programmes in the Timer Recording Is it possible to programme a recording, with a start and end time that are different from the TV Guide system? ≥No, only via the built-in tuner. To perform timer recordings with satellite receivers or Set Can I receive TV Guide system data via a connected satellite receiver or a Set Top Box?

  • Page 78: Troubleshooting Guide

    Screen size is wrong. RQT8859 ≥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 energy save...

  • Page 79

    TV screen and video (continued) ≥16:9 aspect programmes are recorded in 4:3 aspect in the following cases. Titles recorded with 16:9 aspect –[-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] If you recorded or copied using “EP” or “FR (recordings 5 hours or are stretched vertically. longer)”...

  • Page 80

    Troubleshooting guide Operation Cannot operate the television. The remote control doesn’t work. The unit is on but cannot be operated. HDD activation is slow. Cannot eject disc. Cannot tune channels. Startup is slow. RQT8859 ≥Change the manufacturer code. Some televisions cannot be operated even if you change the code.

  • Page 81

    ≥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...

  • Page 82

    ≥You tried to play a +RW that needs to be finalised on the equipment used for recording. ≥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.

  • Page 83

    TV Guide ≥Check whether the clock is properly set. The TV Guide System does not ≥If signal quality is bad (ghost images or limited reception), the TV Guide system may not be receive any data. able to receive any data. ≥Some stations are not supported by the TV Guide system.

  • Page 84: Glossary

    Glossary Bitstream This is the digital form of multi-channel audio data (e.g., 5.1 channel) before it is decoded into its various channels. CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) CPRM is technology used to protect broadcasts that are allowed to be recorded only once. Such broadcasts can be recorded only with CPRM compatible recorders and discs.

  • Page 85

    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 86: 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 87: 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.

  • Page 88

    Timer ......28 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: http://panasonic.net Direct Navigator ..34, 40, 44, 48 Discs .

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