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6 Introduction Welcome! Your Philips DVD Recorder both records DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs and plays prerecorded DVDs.You can record TV programs, edit camcorder recordings, and quickly access your recordings in the Index Picture Screen. Plus, the recordings you make on the Recorder will play on some DVD Players and DVD-ROM drives.You’ll soon appreciate the digital picture and sound quality of DVD, DVD+RW, and...
Recorder; some will record and play.There are also a few types of Discs that will neither play nor record on this Recorder. Look for these logos on your Discs to determine whether the Disc will or will not play or record on the Philips DVD Recorder. Discs for Recording and Playing...
Turn on the TV power. Set it to channel 3. You should see the blue Philips DVD background picture or the Initial Setup screen on the TV. The Initial Setup screen will appear the first time you turn on the Recorder. Go to page 18 to continue.
RF coaxial cable as shown for step 3). You should see the blue Philips DVD background picture or the Initial Setup screen on the TV. The Initial Setup screen will appear the first time you turn on the Recorder.
12 Hookups (cont’d) Antenna or Cable TV Signal Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the Recorder’s OUT COMPONENT VIDEO (Y P jacks to the TV’s COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks. Use the supplied three-strand component video cable, which has red, blue, and green markings.
Antenna Cable TV Signal Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect an S-Video cable (not supplied) to the Recorder’s OUT S- VIDEO (Y-C) jack and to the TV’s S-VIDEO In jack. Connect a supplied two-strand audio cable to the Recorder’s white/red OUT AUDIO L/R (left/right) jacks and to the left/right AUDIO IN jacks on the TV.
14 Hookups (cont’d) TV has a yellow CVBS Video In jack Antenna Cable TV Signal Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the Recorder’s yellow OUT VIDEO (CVBS) jack to your TV’s VIDEO IN jack.
Connecting to a TV and a two-channel Stereo (Stereo has Dolby Pro Logic or right/left Audio In jacks) Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the Recorder’s yellow OUT VIDEO (CVBS) jack to your TV’s VIDEO IN jack.
16 Hookups (cont’d) Connecting to a TV and a Digital Stereo (Stereo has Dolby Digital Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the Recorder’s Coaxial DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to your Stereo’s COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO IN jack.
Dubbing Videotape to a DVD+R/DVD+RW STANDBY-ON You can connect a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR), Camcorder, or DVD Player to the Recorder’s CAM or EXT IN jacks. A sample connection with a Camcorder is shown here, using the CAM 1 AUDIO/VIDEO IN jacks on the front of the Recorder.
18 Initial Setup Initial Setup screens will appear the very first time you turn on the Recorder. These on-screen messages and menus will help you set up Recorder features quickly, including TV channels and language options. During Initial Setup,“IS TV ON? CO3” will appear on the Recorder’s display panel.The Initial Setup information shows on your TV.
To exit press SYSTEM MENU Press SYSTEM MENU. The Recorder automatically turns off, then turns on again.You will see a blue Philips DVD background screen and some Information Boxes. (See page 33.) The Recorder is ready for use! Initial Setup (cont’d) 19...
Press STANDBYy y to turn on the DVD Recorder. Turn on your TV. Set it to the correct Video In channel. See pages 9- 14. You should see the blue Philips DVD background picture on the TV screen (if no Disc is in the Recorder).
DVD+RW, formatting the Disc will take a minute. If you plan to play a DVD+R on another DVD Player, finalize the Disc. Follow the steps on page 52.You cannot record or edit a DVD+R after you finalize it.
TV VOLUME +/- Buttons TV VOLUME Press to adjust the volume of some RETURN CLEAR Philips TVs. You do not have to hold PLAY the DVD/TV button on the side of the remote for this feature. The TV VOLUME +/- buttons do not STOP work with all TVs.
Press and hold for two seconds to search backward during play. See page 38. The following buttons will work with some Philips TVs when you hold down the DVD/TV button on the side of the remote. Hold down the DVD/TV button at the same time you press these buttons.
24 Front Panel STANDBY-ON Display Panel Information about the current status of the Recorder or Discs appears here. This may include the current time, the elapsed playing time of a Disc, or the current TV channel. Remote sensor The sensor receives signals from the remote. Point the remote here, not at your TV, when using the remote control to operate the DVD Recorder.
AUDIO OUT jacks of other equipment. See page 17. • COMPONENT VIDEO (Y P Component Video Out jacks of optional video equipment (for exam- ple, a DVD Player). See page 17. OUT jacks Use these jacks to connect the DVD Recorder directly to your TV and/or Stereo.
26 TV Channel Programming Although the DVD Recorder selects available TV channels during Initial Setup, you may want to repeat the process later if more channels become available in your area.This will erase and replace all previously stored chan- nels.To update the available channels, follow these steps. Press SYSTEM MENU.
If you intend to use the VCR Plus+ programming system, program the DVD Recorder with your local channel information.This will only take a few min- utes. Since the channel numbers of the stations you receive may not be the same as the station numbers, and since channel numbers differ from area to area, you must set up channels in order for the system to work efficiently.
28 Clock Setting Time/Date Automatic The Recorder can set the time and date automatically by referring to a PBS station. If the Recorder chooses an incorrect PBS channel or sets the time/date incorrectly, set the clock manually. See page 29. Before you begin, make sure TV channels are set.
Time/Date Manual If the Recorder does not set the time and date correctly using the Time/Date Automatic feature, set the clock manually by following the steps below. Manual clock setting overrides Automatic clock setting. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press ; to select corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen.
30 Menu Bars You can use the Menu Bars to operate some features.You cannot access the Menu Bars during recording. When a Menu Bar is on the screen, press the CH-9, CH+8, ;, and : buttons on the remote to select or change an item. Menu Bar 1 *Press SYSTEM MENU once to access Menu Bar 1.The following items are in Menu Bar 1.
On-screen Symbols The following symbols will appear briefly on the TV screen when you activate some Disc features. Scan The first 10 seconds of each scan Chapter/Track will play. See page 39. Repeat All The entire Disc will play repeat repeatedly.
32 Index Picture Screen The Index Picture Screen shows your recordings on a DVD+RW or DVD+R. It appears automatically when you insert a DVD+R or DVD+RW or when you stop playback or recording.The Disc must contain recordings. An Index Picture represents each recording. Next to the Index Picture is the program name, length of recording, recording mode/speed, and date of recording.
Warning box Appears near the bottom of the screen when appropriate. Examples and details are on page 45. Tuner Information box Appears briefly on the left side of the TV screen in Monitor mode and identifies the current TV channel or Video source.
34 Title/Disc Menus, Chapter/Track Selection Title/Disc menus Press DISC MENU during Disc play. For a DVD, if the current Title has a menu, the Title menu will appear on the screen. Otherwise, the Disc menu will appear.The menu will list features available on the current DVD and will vary for every DVD.
Audio Language Some DVDs are recorded in different languages. For example, you may be able to watch the same movie in French, Spanish, etc.The movie may have special audio features, such as a director’s commentary or music sound- track. If these are available on the DVD, access the different languages or featured soundtracks by following these steps.
36 Zoom, Camera Angle Zoom Zooming lets you enlarge the video image during play and pan through the enlarged image. During play, press SYSTEM MENU so Menu Bar 1 appears at the top of the TV screen. Press : repeatedly to select a Zoom in the Menu Bar. Press CH+8 or CH-9 to choose 1.33, 2, or 4.
Still Picture/Frame-by-frame Playback To quickly pause play, press PAUSE k on the remote. To advance the still picture one frame at a time, press PAUSE k repeatedly.To resume play, press PLAY :. To freeze the picture using the Menu Bar, follow these steps. Press SYSTEM MENU during play so Menu Bar 1 appears.
38 Slow Motion, Searching Slow Motion To use the Menu Bar for slow motion, follow these steps. During Disc play, press SYSTEM MENU so Menu Bar 1 appears at the top of the TV screen. Press : repeatedly to select H (Slow motion) in Menu Bar 2, then press CH-9.
Time Search Time Search lets you choose a specific elapsed playing time at which you want to begin playback.This feature may not be available on all Discs. Press SYSTEM MENU during Disc play so Menu Bar 1 appears at the top of the TV screen. Press : repeatedly to select Press CH-9.
40 Repeat, Repeat A-B Repeat You may play a Chapter,Track,Title or entire Disc repeatedly. All Discs do not allow all the repeat options.You cannot play a DVD+R or DVD+RW repeatedly. Check your Disc for details. During Disc play, press PLAY MODE repeatedly to choose a Repeat option.
Otherwise, the Recorder will automatically stop recording at the designated end time and turn itself off. If you plan to play a DVD+R on another DVD Player, finalize the Disc. Follow the steps on page 52. To edit your recordings, see page 51. However, editing changes may not be accessible when you play the Disc on other DVD Players.
Recorder will turn itself on, record, then turn itself off when finished.A red light will encircle the Record I button on the Recorder during recording. If you plan to play a DVD+R on another DVD Player, finalize the Disc. Follow the steps on page 52.
The Recorder must be off in order for the timer recording to occur. If you plan to play a DVD+R on another DVD Player, finalize the Disc. See page 52. To edit your recordings, see page 51. However, editing changes may not be accessible when you play the Disc on other DVD Players.
44 Erasing Timer Recordings Press TIMER. Press CH-9 to choose Timer list, then press :. Press CH+8 or CH-9 to highlight the timer recording you want to erase. Press CLEAR.The recording you selected will appear alone on the screen beneath “Clear Timer.” Press OK to erase the timer recording.
These messages may appear while or after you set a timer recording. Collision The timer recording overlaps with another timer recording.Timer record- ings that overlap or conflict with another will appear in a red highlight in the Timer List. • To ignore the message, press TIMER repeatedly to remove all the menus.The program with the earlier start time will record completely, then the remainder of the later program will record.
Use the TV remote control to select the channel you want to watch at the TV. (If you have a Philips TV, you may be able to hold down the DVD/TV button on the side of the remote and use the CH+8 and CH-9 buttons to change channels at the TV.
The Title Settings Menu lets you rename a Title or a recording on a DVD+RW/DVD+R. From the same menu, you can play or erase a Title. When DVD+RW or DVD+R play is stopped, the Index Picture Screen will appear. See page 32. C10 07:55AM 00:01:24 .
48 Append Recording, Chapter Markers Append recording To add a new video recording to a previously recorded Title, follow these steps.This feature is not available on DVD+Rs, which always record at the end of the Disc. In the Index Picture Screen, press CH+8 or CH-9 to select the Title to which you want to add a recording.
Press SYSTEM MENU. Press ; to select corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen. Press CH-9 repeatedly to select screen, then press :. Press CH+8 or CH-9 to select Record mode, Auto chap- ters, or Filter mode, then proceed as detailed in step 4. Record mode Press ;...
50 Editing: Disc Information Screen You can change Disc settings for a DVD+RW/DVD+R from the Disc Information Screen. When in the Index Picture Screen, press STOP C to select the first Title on the DVD+RW/DVD+R. Press CH+8 to enter the Disc Information Screen. In the Disc Information Screen, press : to enter the Settings menu.
Although all editing changes may not be accessible when you play the Disc on other DVD Players, these editing changes are available for the DVD Recorder. During DVD+RW or DVD+R play, press FSS. The Favorite Scene Selection menu will appear as play continues.The current Title and Chapter numbers will appear at the top of the screen.
52 Finalize Disc You can record and finalize DVD+Rs one time. After you fill a DVD+R or complete all the recordings you want on a single DVD+R, finalize it. Otherwise, the DVD+R will play only on this Recorder.To play the Disc on other DVD Players, you must finalize it first.
Auto resume affects the last 20 prerecorded DVDs and Video CDs you played. When Auto resume is On, play resumes where you last stopped the Disc. If Auto resume is Off, play starts at the beginning of the Disc. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press ; to select corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen.
Access Control limits viewing of Discs that exceed the limits you set.This fea- ture will not limit viewing if the Disc manufacturer did not code the Disc. Philips cannot guarantee the availability of Access Control with all Discs, and therefore denies any liability associated with unintended watching of Discs.
Child Lock Press SYSTEM MENU. Press ; to select corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen. Press CH-9 repeatedly to select then press :. Access control will be highlighted. Press : again, then press the Number buttons to enter your four-digit code.
56 Access Control (cont’d) Locking or Unlocking Specific Discs Not all Discs are rated or coded by Parental levels.You may choose to specifically lock or unlock a Disc by choosing Play once or Play always.This way, you can disable viewing regardless of the rating of a DVD. You will need to know your 4-digit code in order to view the Disc.
Parental Level DVDs may contain alternative scenes that conform to the Parental Level, or movie rating, that you select.The Parental Level may apply to the complete Disc or to certain scenes on the Disc.These scenes are rated from 1 to 8. Follow the steps below to set the Parental Level at which you want Discs to play.
58 Access Control (cont'd) Change Country If a Disc has Parental Level coding, the codings are applicable only for the country specified on the Disc.The Disc manufacturer sets these codings. For example, a Disc may be coded at Level 3 for the United States. So, for some Discs, you may need to choose the Country for which the Disc is coded in order for the Disc to play at the Parental Level you select.
Press SYSTEM MENU. Press ; to select corner of the Menu Bar at the top of the TV screen. Press CH-9 repeatedly to select Press CH+8 or CH-9 to select Status box, Standby, or Display. Press : and follow step 4 according to your choice. If you selected Status box, press CH+8 or CH-9 to choose On or Off, then press OK.
60 Picture Settings Press SYSTEM MENU. Press ; to select corner of the menu bar at the top of the TV screen. Press CH-9 to select Press CH+8 or CH-9 to select TV Shape, Black level shift, Video shift, or Video output.Then, press : and follow step 4 according to your choice.
After connecting the Recorder to your TV and other equipment, you may need to change the Recorder’s Digital Output setting. Look to see which Recorder audio jacks you connected to your other equipment, then set Digital Output accordingly.The information in step 4 will help you decide. Adjust Digital Output only if you used the Recorder’s Coaxial DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack.
62 Analog Output If you connected the Recorder’s white/red OUT AUDIO L/R jacks to a Stereo or TV as shown on pages 12-15, choose a setting for Analog Output. You do not need to adjust this setting if you used the Recorder’s Coaxial DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack.
In the Language menu, select a different language for the Audio soundtrack or Subtitles of a DVD. Or, change the language of the DVD Recorder’s System Menu.You also can determine whether you receive TV channels in Stereo or a Second Audio Program language by following these steps. Press SYSTEM MENU.
DVD Recorder, you choose to operate the Recorder with its supplied remote control (as shown at right and throughout this book). If you have a Philips DVD Player and want to use its remote for the Recorder, select DVD Player.You might not access all the Recorder’s features unless you use the Recorder’s remote.
COMPONENT VIDEO Jacks: The OUT jacks send high-quality video to a TV that has Component Video In jacks.The IN jacks allow the Recorder to receive high-quality video from other equipment, such as a DVD Player. The OUT jacks are also compatible with Progressive Scan (if your TV has Progressive Scan).
If you adjust the clock after you set a timer recording, reset the timer recording. Another DVD Player shows the Index Picture Screen but does not react to PLAY :. Press STOP C to exit the Index Picture Screen, then press PLAY :.
Release Play :. The counter will reach zero (0) when the test is finished. Momentarily, “FAIL” or “PASS” will appear on the display panel. If “FAIL” appears, your Recorder needs repair. Contact the Philips Customer Care Center for the Authorized Service Center nearest you.
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