Installation and Operating Guide | Warranty Model Number | XBV342 | DVD Player + Video Cassette Recorder © Copyright 2003, Zenith Electronics Corporation.
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Table of Contents Introduction Safety Precautions ......2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..3 Table of Contents .
Before Use Playable Discs (8 cm/12 cm disc) Audio CD (8 cm/12 cm disc) In addition, this unit can play CD-Rs or CD-RWs that contain audio titles, MP3, JPEG or WMA files. otes – Depending on the conditions of the recording equipment or the CD-R/RW disc itself, some CD-R/RW discs cannot be played on the unit.
Before Use (Continued) Precautions Handling the unit When shipping the unit The original shipping carton and packing materials come in handy. For maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packaged at the factory. When setting up the unit The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio may be distorted during playback.
Front Panel Controls Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. DVD: Go to NEXT chapter/track. Press and hold for two seconds for VCR: Advances the tape while in STOP mode or for fast forward picture search. DVD: Go to beginning of current chapter/track or to previous VCR: Rewinds the tape while in STOP mode or for fast reverse picture search.
Display Window DVD deck is selected. A disc is loaded in the DVD deck. (Lights when a disc is loaded in the DVD deck and flashes when no disc is loaded.) Indicates repeat mode. DVD to VCR copy is in progress. DVD+VCR is in VCR timer recording mode or a VCR timer recording is programmed.
Remote Control DVD/VCR select button Select the output source (DVD or VCR) to view on the TV screen. POWER Switches DVD+VCR ON and OFF. TV/VCR To view channels selected by the VCR tuner or by the TV tuner. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu.
Connections Panel DVD/VCR OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO (Left/Right)) Connect to a TV with video and audio inputs. VCR IN LINE 1 (VIDEO IN/AUDIO IN (Left/Right)) Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Audio system, TV/Monitor, another VCR). S-VIDEO OUT (DVD OUT) Connect to a S-Video Input on TV.
Connections Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the DVD+VCR. Use connections described on pages 11-14. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections.
Connections (Continued) Basic TV Connections Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. RF coaxial connection Connect the RF.OUT jack on the DVD+VCR to the antenna in jack on the TV using the 75-ohm Coaxial Cable supplied (R).
Connections (Continued) Optional, Preferred TV Connections otes You can ONLY watch and listen to DVD+VCR playback through the connections on the right. S-Video connection Connect the S-VIDEO OUT jack from the DVD+VCR to the S-Video in jack on the TV using the optional S-Video cable (S).
Connections (Continued) Optional, Preferred TV Connections You can ONLY listen to DVD playback using COAXIAL (X), OPTICAL (O) and AUDIO OUT (A2) connections. The tuner and VCR will still be heard through the RF.OUT (R) or DVD/VCR AUDIO OUT (A1) jack. (See page 12.) Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Surround...
VCR Operation Setup On-Screen Display (OSD) Some of these functions will be displayed every time the VCR is operated. ❶ ❷ ❸ ❹ PLAY HI-FI CH 4 STEREO JUL 5 , SAT 2:15 PM ❻ ❼ ❶ TAPE SPEED DISPLAY Shows the current tape speed.
VCR Operation Setup (Continued) VCR Setup Menu Options Press MENU and the MAIN menu will appear. Use v v /V V to select the SETUP menu, then press SELECT/ENTER. The SETUP menu will appear. Use v v /V V to choose a desired option on the SETUP menu.
VCR Operation Setup (Continued) Setting the Clock The DVD+VCR gives you two ways to set the time and date: the Auto Clock Feature or manually. The Auto Clock feature enables the DVD+VCR to set up the clock while the DVD+VCR is turned off. Things to know before starting The clock uses the 12-hour system.
DVD Operation Setup General Explanation This manual gives the basic instructions for operating the DVD+VCR. Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, the symbol appears on the TV screen, indicating that the operation is not permitted by the DVD+VCR or is not available on the disc.
DVD Operation Setup (Continued) Initial Settings You can set your personal preferences on the DVD+VCR. General Operation Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Disc Audio Original Disc Subtitle English Disc Menu French Rating German Country Code Spanish TV Aspect Italian Menu Language Chinese Progressive Scan...
DVD Operation Setup (Continued) Sound Digital Audio Output Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the DVD+VCR’s Digital Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. DOLBY DIGITAL/PCM: Select DOLBY DIGITAL/PCM if you have connected the DVD+VCR’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack to a Dolby Digital decoder (or an amplifier or other equipment with a Dolby Digital decoder).
DVD Operation Setup (Continued) Parental Control Rating Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control information that applies to the complete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. These scenes are rated from 1 to 8, and alternatively, more suitable scenes are available for selection on some discs.
VCR Operation Normal Playback Preparation: Turn on the TV. Tune the TV to the DVD+VCR output channel (CH 3 or 4) or set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. If a direct VIDEO/AUDIO connection is made between the DVD+VCR and the TV, set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. Set the Output Source to VCR as shown in “Selecting the Viewing Source”...
VCR Operation (Continued) Normal Recording Preparation: Turn on the power of both the DVD+VCR and TV. Tune the TV to the DVD+VCR output channel (CH 3 or 4) or set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO. If a direct VIDEO/AUDIO connection is made between the DVD+VCR and the TV, set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO.
VCR Operation (Continued) 1 1 0 0 Use V V to choose the SPEED option. Use b b /B B to choose the desired recording speed (AUTO, SP or SLP). AUTO mode determines how much tape is left and switches speed from SP to SLP, if necessary, to complete recording the program.
VCR Operation (Continued) Instant Timer Recording Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a recording easily of a preset length without using the program timer. Preparation: Turn on the power of both the DVD+VCR and the TV. Be sure the TV is tuned to the DVD+VCR output channel (3 or 4). If a direct VIDEO/AUDIO connection is made between the DVD+VCR and the TV, set the TV’s source selector to VIDEO.
VCR Operation (Continued) VHS Hi-Fi Stereo System/ MTS Broadcast This DVD+VCR is equipped with the VHS Hi-Fi audio sound system for recording and playback. The informa- tion below gives a brief description of Hi-Fi audio and how to record and play a tape in the Hi-Fi audio mode. Playback with Hi-Fi Stereo Audio Sound A stereo TV with AUDIO/VIDEO input jacks or a stereo audio system is required for true stereo playback.
VCR Operation (Continued) Tape Counter Memory Feature Real-Time Counter Shows length of tape run in hours, minutes, and seconds. Press CLK/CNT to select the real-time counter display. Every press of CLK/CNT changes the TV screen as illustrated below. 2:15 AM 0:05:25 CLOCK COUNTER...
DVD Operation Playing DVDs Playback Setup Turn on the TV and select the video input source con- nected to the DVD+VCR. Audio system: Turn on the audio system and select the input source connected to the DVD+VCR. Set the Output Source to DVD as shown in “Selecting the Viewing Source”...
DVD Operation (Continued) General Features (Continued) Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. The DVD+VCR will go into PAUSE mode. 2 With a DVD, you can advance the picture frame by frame by pressing PAUSE/STEP (X) repeatedly on the remote control.
DVD Operation (Continued) General Features (Continued) Marker Search You can start playback from a memorized point. Up to nine points can be memorized. To enter a mark, follow these steps. 1 During disc playback, press MARKER when playback reaches the spot that you want to memorize. The Marker icon will appear on the TV screen briefly.
Operation with Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc Playing an Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc The DVD Player can play MP3/WMA formatted record- ings on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW discs. Before playing MP3/WMA recordings, read the notes on MP3/WMA Recordings on right. Insert a disc and close the tray.
Operation with Audio CD and MP3/WMA Disc (Continued) Pause 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY (N PAUSE/STEP (X) again. Selecting other Tracks Press BACKWARD . or FORWARD > briefly during playback to go to the next track or to return to the beginning of the current track.
JPEG File Operation Viewing JPEG Files on a Disc This DVD+VCR can play discs with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read the notes on JPEG Recordings on right. Insert a disc and close the tray. The MP3/WMA-JPEG selection menu appears on the TV screen.
Programmed Playback Programmed Playback with Audio CDs and MP3/WMA Discs The Program function enables you to store your favorite tracks from any disc in the player memory. Program can contain 30 tracks. Press PROGRAM during playback or in the Stop mode to enter the Program Edit mode.
Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom The power cord is disconnected. No power. The power is on, but No disc is inserted. No tape is inserted. the DVD+VCR does not work.
Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom Some channels are Those channels were deleted with the CH. ADD/DEL option. skipped over when using CH/TRK (v/V) Antenna or cables are loose. Picture and sound of broadcasting channel are weak or missing. Wrong TUNING BAND option is being used.
Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 19). Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Amharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian...
Country Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Country Code” (See page 21). Code Country Code Country Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia Aruba Azerbaidjan...
Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Weight (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Signal system Inputs ANTENNA IN VHS VIDEO IN(LINE1, 2) VHS AUDIO IN(LINE1, 2) Outputs VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (PROGRESSIVE SCAN) Audio output (digital audio) Audio output (optical audio) Audio output (analog audio) RF OUT...
DVD/VCR XBV342 LIMITED WARRANTY-USA Zenith will repair or replace your product, at Zenith’s option, if it proves to be defective in material or workmanship under nor- mal use, during the warranty period (“Warranty Period”) listed below, effective from the date (“Date of Purchase”) of original consumer purchase of the product.