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Polaroid DRA-01601A User's Manual

Polaroid dvd recorder dra-01601a user's manual.

 
DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disc Drive
DRA-01601A
User's Manual
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Summary of Contents

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    DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Disc Drive DRA-01601A User’s Manual Questions? Need some help? This manual should help you understand your new product. If you still have questions, call our toll-free customer service number at 1-866-286-5168. 20070406...

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    Safety Instructions To ensure proper use of this product, please read this user’s manual carefully and save for future reference. This manual provides information regarding the use and maintenance of your DVD recorder. About the symbol If the “ ” symbol appears on your TV display during operation, the function you are trying to use is not available.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Safety Information Identifi cation of Controls Remote Control System Connections System Setup Source List Recording Copying from HDD to DVD Playback Editing File Manager USB and SD ® YesDVD Troubleshooting Technical Specifi cations Glossary of Terms...

  • Page 4: Identifi Cation Of Controls

    Identifi cation of Controls RONT ANEL USB port S-video input AV input DV input TV LED DV LED: lights when digital video camcorder is inserted USB LED: lights when USB stick is inserted REC LED: lights when recording PLAY button PAUSE button STOP button SOURCE button: press to select the video input source...

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    Identifi cation of Controls ANEL Analog Tuner - RF Signal Output: Connect to your TV’s RF input HD Media Output: Provides a high-quality interface for digital audio and video using one cable S-video Output: Connect to your TV’s S-video input Component Video Output: Connect to your TV’s component input Digital Audio Coaxial Output: Using a coaxial digital audio type cable, connect to your home theatre system’s coaxial input...

  • Page 6: Remote Control

    Remote Control POWER button: turns unit on and off REC button: press to record CH+ button: press to increase channels PAUSE button: press to pause playback CH- button: press to decrease channels UP arrow LEFT arrow, 10 second replay ENTER button: press to select SETUP button: press to enter setup menu button: press to go fast backward button: press to go fast forward...

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    Remote Control To install batteries and use remote control: Notes: • Do not drop the remote control or leave it in places with high humidity. • Do not leave the IR remote sensor exposed to direct sunlight or bright light. •...

  • Page 8: System Connections

    Using the RF connection from your wall outlet, connect the cable to the analog tuner input (#12) on the back panel of your DVD Recorder. CONNECTING AN ANALOG SIGNAL FROM DVD RECORDER TO TV: • Using the RF input connection from your TV, connect the cable to the RF Signal Output (#1) on...

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    • Using an HDMI cable (not included), connect the HDMI cable from the TV to the HD Media Output (#2) on the rear panel of your DVD Recorder. • When using the HDMI connection, you may need to change the resolution (480p, 480i) in your DVD Recorder’s setup menu.

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    • Insert the red, green, and blue cables (not included) into the red, green, and blue component video labeled Y Pb Pr (#4) on the rear panel of your DVD Recorder. • Connect the other ends to the corresponding inputs on your TV.

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    Using the S-video cable coming from your AV equipment (ie. set-top box, cable box, satellite box, VCR, etc), connect the other end of the S-video cable to the S-video input (#7) on the rear panel of your DVD Recorder. •...

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    CONNECTING AUDIO FROM THE DVD RECORDER TO YOUR HOME THEATRE SYSTEM: There are three different ways to connect your DVD Recorder audio to your home theatre system: coaxial digital audio, optical digital audio, and 5.1 CH audio. (See 5.1 CH Audio section on next page for 5.1 CH Audio connection steps)

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    System Connections 5.1 CH AUDIO There are six outputs from the DVD Recorder that connect to your home theatre system: FL (front left), FR (front right), SL (surround left), SR (surround right), Center, and Subwoofer. • Connect the RCA outputs from the DVD Recorder to the corresponding inputs on your home theatre system.

  • Page 14: System Setup

    Press right arrow key and then down arrow to highlight TV Display. Press ENTER to select. This selects the aspect ratio for the DVD recorder for playback. Note: you may need to modify the aspect ratio on your TV. Please consult your TV’s user’s manual.

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    Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the Video/Audio menu. Press right arrow to highlight TV Type. Press ENTER. This will change the DVD recorder picture resolution. Use the down arrow to select the desired picture resolution and ENTER to select.

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    System Setup AUDIO/VIDEO, CONTINUED LPCM O UTPUT INEAR ULSE Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the Video/Audio menu. Press right arrow key and then down arrow to highlight LPCM Output. Press ENTER. Use the down arrow to select the desired LPCM output and ENTER to select.

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    System Setup ATV/DTV: LOSED APTION Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the ATV/DTV menu. Press right arrow key to highlight ATV Closed Caption. Press ENTER. Use the down arrow to select “on” or “off” and ENTER to select. The default is “off”. To exit setup, press SETUP.

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    System Setup ATV/DVT, CONTINUED DTV C HANNEL ETUP Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the ATV/DTV menu. Press right arrow key and then down arrow to highlight DTV Channel Setup. Press ENTER. A dialog box will appear. Channel: press the right or left arrow to change the channel.

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    System Setup RECORDING, CONTINUED ECORD UALITY Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the Recording menu. Press right arrow key and then down arrow to highlight Record Quality. Press ENTER. Use the down arrow to select the desired recording quality and press ENTER to select.

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    System Setup HARD/OPTICAL DISK, CONTINUED Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the Hard/Optical Disk menu. Press right arrow key and then down arrow to highlight Hard Disk Info. Press ENTER. An informational dialog box will appear. To exit, press ENTER. To exit setup, press SETUP.

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    System Setup DATE/TIME, CONTINUED Press SETUP. Press down arrow to select the Date-Time Setting menu. Press right arrow key and then down arrow to highlight Time Zone. Press ENTER. Use the down arrow to select the desired time zone and ENTER to select.

  • Page 22: Source List, Recording

    Source List There are two ways to select the source. Repeatedly press SOURCE. This will toggle you through all the video inputs. Press and hold SOURCE for two seconds and release. A dialog box will appear. Use the down arrow to select the desired source and ENTER to select.

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    Recording TIMER RECORDING: Press timer button on the remote control. Press ENTER. A dialog box will appear. Source: press ENTER. Use right arrow then up and down arrows to select the input source or DTV scanned channel. Record To: press ENTER. Use right arrow then up and down arrows to select to record to the HDD or DVD Quality: press ENTER.

  • Page 24: Copying From Hdd To Dvd, Playback

    Copying from HDD to DVD COPYING FROM HDD TO DVD: Press HDD. A dialog box will appear. Using the up and down arrows, select the segment you want to copy. Press ADD/CLEAR. Continue these steps to select any other material you want to copy. When all desired material is selected, press HDD.

  • Page 25: Editing

    Editing EDIT FROM DVD: Press DVD. Preview screens will appear. Using the up and down arrows, select the recorded segment you would like to edit and press right arrow key. Use the up and down arrow key to select the edit you would to make: Play title: this will playback you video clip Edit title: use the down arrow key and press ENTER.

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    Editing Before making any edits to your recorded programs, you must unprotect the recording. Please refer to step 2-i below. EDIT FROM HDD: Press HDD. A dialog box will appear. Using the up and down arrows, select the recorded segment you would like to edit and press right arrow key.

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    Editing ADDITIONAL EDITING FEATURES: Press DVD. Preview screens will appear. Press the up arrow, then the right arrow. A dialog box will appear. Using the up and down arrows, select the edit you want to make and press ENTER: Play Rename disc: a keyboard will appear.

  • Page 28: File Manager

    File Manager USB/SD: Press FILE. The fi le manager will appear. Select the correct card label and press ENTER. Using the up and down arrows, select the fi le you would like to access. Press right arrow to do one of the following: Copy: using up and down arrows, select “Copy”...

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    USB and SD VIEWING MATERIAL FROM YOUR USB/SD: Insert USB/SD into the appropriate slot on the DVD recorder. Press FILE. A dialog box will appear. Using the up and down arrows, the device you want to access and press ENTER. You will see a list of materials from your card.

  • Page 30: Yesdvd

    ® YesDVD WHAT IS YesDVD ® YesDVD is software included in your DVD Recorder that makes it easy to transfer your video content to the DVD Recorder’s hard disc drive or DVDs with professional features. YesDVD will automatically: • Analyze your video and set chapter points at natural scene breaks •...

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    YESDVD ON YOUR HARD DISC DRIVE: YesDVD can record video footage to the hard drive of your DVD Recorder. YesDVD software sets chapter points at natural scene breaks so that you can easily jump directly to the segments you want to watch.

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    DVD burning software to write the fi le onto a CD-ROM or DVD. Insert the disc containing the BoosterPack fi le into your DVD Recorder. A dialog box will appear asking if you would like to continue with the BoosterPack installation. Select OK.

  • Page 33: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Guide Before contacting service personnel, please check possible problems and solutions below: YMPTOM No power No sound No picture No color Disc cannot be played Remote control malfunction Sudden malfunction Picture dividing External signals cannot be recorded No monitor signal Timer recording cannot be done Recording aborted halfway OSSIBLE...

  • Page 34: Technical Specifi Cations

    Technical Specifi cations ECHNICAL PECIFICATIONS Supported disc formats Supported recordable disc functions Recording format Recording quality Input Output Input RF features Video features Audio specifi cations General specifi cations Working humidity * Product specifi cations are subject to change without notice DVD, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, SVCD, VCD, JPEG, MPEG4 DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW DVD, MPEG-II...

  • Page 35: Glossary Of Terms

    Glossary of Terms TERM Chapter Compatibility (Finalize) DVD+R disc DVD+RW disc Erasing the disc Multiple angles function Multiple languages function Multiple subtitle function Preparation for recording Progressive and Interlace Recording quality and length DEFINITION Chapter refers to the subtitle of each title of division on the DVD image or music.

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    Title Track For service, support and warranty information, visit www.polaroid.com. “Polaroid” and “Polaroid and Pixel” are trademarks of Polaroid Corporation, Waltham, MA, USA. DEFINITION In order to protect intellectual property, the relevant organization has divided the world into 6 regions. Each region can only use DVD players and DVD discs with certain region codes.

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