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Panasonic DMR E50 Operating Instructions Manual

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DVD Video Recorder
Operating Instructions
DMR-E50
Model No.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic-europe.com
RQT6996-B
EB

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  • Page 1

    DVD Video Recorder Operating Instructions DMR-E50 Model No. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference. Web Site: http://www.panasonic-europe.com RQT6996-B...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Summary of settings ... 59 Entering a password (Ratings)... 62 Digital output ... 62 Remote Setting ... 63 Operating other Panasonic DVD equipment with the remote control... 63 Clock Settings ... 64 Channel Settings... 65 Changing the Owner ID... 67 Shipping Condition ...

  • Page 3

    Keep this page open as you read through the Operating Instructions. Refer to it for the control and component names and numbers which appear in the text. The illustration shows DMR-E50EB for the United Kingdom. L/MONO AUDIO IN DVD/TV Í Í...

  • Page 4: Control Reference Guide, Remote Control, Main Unit

    Remote control (1) DVD on/off button (Í, DVD) ..... . 17 ≥To switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In the standby mode, the unit is still connected to the mains.

  • Page 5: The Unit's Display

    The unit’s display Rotating (REC): recording Stopped (REC): recording paused Stopped (STOP): play stopped with the resume function (1) Recording indicator (REC) while recording (2) Timer programme display when a programme for timer recording is on Flashes: when there are less than 10 minutes to go before timer recording is programmed, but the unit is not on standby.

  • Page 6: Warning And Important Information

    Warning and Important Information 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, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT...

  • Page 7: Dear Customer, Checking The Accessories

    ≥Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application. ≥Most major credit and debit cards accepted. ≥All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd. ≥It couldn’t be simpler! Customer Care Centre For UK customers: 08705 357357 For Republic of Ireland customers: 01 289 8333 ∏Audio/Video Cable...

  • Page 8: The Remote Control, Batteries

    Batteries ≥Insert so the poles (- and +) match those in the remote control. ≥Do not use rechargeable type batteries. Do not; ≥mix old and new batteries. ≥use different types at the same time. ≥heat or expose to flame. ≥take apart or short circuit. ≥attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries.

  • Page 9: Television Operation

    ªThe 3 methods for switching to the AV input on your Panasonic TV Your Panasonic TV uses one of 3 different methods for switching between TV reception and the AV input(s). Perform the operations steps listed for the switching methods A, B and C below to determine which one your Panasonic TV uses.

  • Page 10: Discs, Discs You Can Use, Discs You Can Use For Recording And Play, Play-only Discs

    ≥DVD-RAM recorded on this unit cannot be played on incompatible players (including players manufactured by Panasonic). ≥Using a Panasonic DVD-RAM, you can record broadcasts that allow you to make one copy, such as some satellite broadcasts. ≥This unit cannot record PAL signals to discs containing NTSC signals or vice versa.

  • Page 11: Discs That Cannot Be Played, Audio Format Logos

    ≥Play may be impossible in some cases due the condition of the recording. ≥We recommend using DVD-R manufactured by Panasonic as they have been tested to be compatible with this unit. ≥You cannot change audio type if a DVD-R is in the unit. Select the audio type (M1 or M2) before recording by going to “Bilingual...

  • Page 12: Connections (with Scart Leads)

    (optional). ≥This is necessary for Download from TV with Q Link function. ≥If you use Panasonic TV with RGB output capability and want to receive RGB signals, connect this unit to the AV1 socket on the TV. AV1 ( TV )

  • Page 13: Connections (without Scart Leads)

    Connections (without Scart leads) If you do not have any scart leads and your TV is not Q Link type, you can connect your DVD Recorder to a TV and Satellite Receiver using RF leads. Using this connection method may however be difficult to obtain a clear picture from the Satellite Receiver. For this reason it is not recommended for inexperienced users.

  • Page 14: Connections (with S-video Cable)

    Connections (with S-Video cable) Connections and preparations for a TV with S-Video socket. The conventional video sockets of DVD Recorder’s output (input) a combination of the luminance signal (Y) and colour signal (C) which are recorded on the disc. The S (Separate)-Video socket allows separate transmission of signals in order to obtain clearer pictures. The connection with S-Video Cable can also be used for playback of any disc.

  • Page 15: Recording From Set Top Boxes (stb) Or Other Satellite Receivers (sat)

    Recording from Set Top Boxes (STB) or other Satellite Receivers (SAT) ª Recording video signal by “Sky personal Planner” and “External Link 1” Functions To record programmes from satellite receiver using “Sky Personal Planner” function together with the “External Link1” function of this DVD Recorder: ≥Make connections as shown.

  • Page 16: Auto Setup (with Q Link Functions)

    AV input on your TV if you want to see the “Download” indication. Note ≥The explanations in this book refer to Panasonic Q Link TV and DVD Recorder, however they may also apply to other makes of TV and DVD Recorder with similar functions to Q Link. (See page 12 for details.) ≥If you accidentally switch on the DVD Recorder before the TV, downloading of the setup data from the TV may not be performed correctly.

  • Page 17: To Set Up This Dvd Recorder With An Existing Q Link Tv

    To Set Up this DVD Recorder with an existing Q Link TV Switch the TV on. Select the AV input on your TV. Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. Press [Í] (1) to switch the DVD Recorder on. Downloading of the setup data starts automatically. Download Download in progress, please wait.

  • Page 18: Removing Interference, Video Plus+ Codes For Satellite Receivers/cable Tv

    Auto Setup (without Q Link Functions) (continued) Removing Interference TV screen The picture with interference In some cases, interference (lines or patterning) or a very poor picture may appear on the TV when the DVD Recorder is connected. If this happens, follow the steps below to change the video playback channel (RF output channel) to remove the interference.

  • Page 19: Selecting Tv Screen Type

    The aspect ratio is factory set to 4:3 for a regular television. You do not have to change this setting if you have a regular 4:3 aspect television. Preparation ≥Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit. ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”.

  • Page 20: Playing Discs, Erasing A Programme That Is Being Played

    [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] Preparation Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. Press [DVD, Í] (1) to turn the unit on. Press [<, OPEN/CLOSE] (39) to open the tray and insert a disc. e.g.:DVD-RAM (1) Arrow pointing inwards. (2) Align correctly. ≥Insert label-up with the arrow facing in.

  • Page 21: Quick View (play T1.3), Starting Play From Where You Stopped It (resume Function)

    Quick View (Play t 1.3) [RAM] During play or Time Slip, you can play faster than the normal play to save time by Quick View function. During play Press and hold [1] (21) for about 1 second. DVD-RAM PLAY x1.3 ≥Press [1] (21) to return to normal play.

  • Page 22: Skipping, Starting Play From A Selected Programme, Title, Chapter Or Track, Manual Skip

    Skipping [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] You can skip to the beginning of tracks (page 71) and chapters (page 71) and restart play from there. On DVD-RAM and DVD-R, you can skip to the start of a programme and start play from there. The section between the point where recording is started and the point where it is stopped is called a “programme”.

  • Page 23: Changing Audio

    Changing audio [RAM] [DVD-V] [VCD] Remote control only You can change the audio being received or played with the following procedure. Preparation Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. During reception or play Press [AUDIO] (31) to select the audio type. How the type changes depends on when you press the button.

  • Page 24: Marking Places To Play Again—marker

    Marking places to play again — MARKER [RAM] [DVD-R] You can mark up to 999 points on a disc to return to later. These marks are recorded directly onto DVD-RAM, but are cleared when you removed or finalized DVD-R. [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] You can mark up to 5 points on a disc to return to later.

  • Page 25: Using Menus To Play Mp3 Discs

    Using menus to play MP3 discs [MP3] This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-R/RW with a computer. Files are treated as tracks and folders are treated as groups. “Total” means total number of all MP3 files (all tracks in all groups) recorded in the disc.

  • Page 26: Recording Television Programmes

    Recording television programmes [RAM] [DVD-R] Preparation Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. Press [DVD, Í] (1) to turn the unit on. Press [<, OPEN/CLOSE] (39) to open the tray and insert a disc. ≥Insert one disc only within the tray’s guides. ≥Use a disc that can be recorded on and that has enough space available.

  • Page 27: Flexible Recording Mode (fr), One Touch Recording—specify A Time To Stop Recording

    Flexible recording mode (FR) The unit calculates a recording rate that enables the recording to fit in the time you set (within the remaining time on the disc) and with the best possible picture quality. While stopped Press [F Rec] (27). FLEXIBLE RECORDING Recording in FR mode Maximum rec.

  • Page 28

    ªTo immediately record the same TV programme that you are viewing on the TV (Direct TV Recording) This function allows you to immediately start recording the same programme that you are viewing on the TV. The programme position selected on the unit automatically changes to that of the TV programme that you are viewing on the TV.

  • Page 29: Playing While You Are Recording

    Playing while you are recording Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording—Chasing play [RAM] You can start play from the beginning of a programme while continuing to record it. Preparation Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. While recording or timer recording Press [1] (21).

  • Page 30: Checking The Recording During Recording (time Slip), Watching The Television While Recording

    Playing while you are recording (continued) Checking the recording during recording (TIME SLIP) [RAM] You can play the programme being recorded to check that it is being recorded correctly. You can also check parts that were recorded previously. Preparation Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. While recording or timer recording Press [TIME SLIP] (25).

  • Page 31

    ª FUNCTIONS window icons DISC INFORMATION DISC INFORMATION [RAM] [DVD-R] (page 37) Enter Title: [RAM] (page 38) Disc Protection: [RAM] (page 39) Erase all programmes: [RAM] (page 39) Format: [DVD-R] (page 40) Finalize: TIMER RECORDING TIMER RECORDING Checking the timer programming:[RAM] [DVD-R] (page 35) Registering programmes and making corrections: [RAM] [DVD-R] (page 34) [RAM] [DVD-R] (page 35)

  • Page 32: Timer Recording, Using Video Plus+ Number To Make Timer Recording

    Using VIDEO Plus+ number to make timer recording VIDEO Plus+ are different trademarks used to represent the same easy recording feature. However, for simplicity, only the term VIDEO Plus+ will be used. [RAM] [DVD-R] Remote control only You can easily programme the unit to make a timer recording of a programme by entering the programme’s VIDEO Plus+ number, which can be found in the television sections of newspapers or in television guides.

  • Page 33

    ªTo change the programme TIMER Remain 1:58 SP RECORDING 1:19:00 16.7 TUE Name Date Start Stop Mode BBC 1 16/ 7 TUE 1:00 2:00 Title Press ENTER to store new programme. SELECT CANCEL ENTER RETURN Timer Programme Correction screen (from step 3 on page 32) 1) Use [2, 1] (10) to select the item you want to change.

  • Page 34: Manual Programming

    Manual programming [RAM] [DVD-R] Remote control only You can set your own programming conditions (up to 16 programmes). Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Ensure that this unit’s clock is set correctly. ≥Insert a disc for recording (make sure there is enough room for the programme you are going to record plus a little extra).

  • Page 35: To Check Programmes, Starting And Canceling Programmes, To Clear A Timer Recording Programme

    To check programmes [RAM] [DVD-R] Press [PROG/CHECK] (13). The Timer Programme List screen appears. TIMER Remain 1:58 SP RECORDING 1:19:00 16.7 TUE Disc No. Name Date Start Stop Mode space BBC 1 16/ 7 TUE 1:19 1:22 BBC 1 16/ 7 TUE 1:20 2:20 BBC 1...

  • Page 36: Recording From A Video Cassette Player, To Select The Tv System (pal/ntsc)

    Recording from a video cassette player When connected to the other equipment [RAM] [DVD-R] You can record audio and video being played on a video cassette player or a video camera connected to the input terminals. Preparation ≥Before connecting any cables, first make sure that the power for both units is off. Then after connecting any cable, turn on the both units.

  • Page 37: Entering Titles, Disc Information, Enter Title

    Entering titles [RAM] [DVD-R] You can: ≥Title discs with the DISC INFORMATION in the FUNCTIONS window. ≥Title programmes with the Timer recording (page 32). ≥Title programmes with the DIRECT NAVIGATOR (page 42). ≥Title play lists with the PLAY LIST screen (page 50). Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”.

  • Page 38: Disc Protection, Releasing Disc Protection

    Disc Protection [RAM] This allows you to protect discs from accidental erasure. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert the disc you want to protect. While stopped Press [FUNCTIONS] (11). Use [3, 4, 2, 1] (10) to select “DISC INFORMATION”...

  • Page 39: Erase All Programmes, Format

    Erase all programmes [RAM] All programmes and play lists created from them will be erased irretrievably when you use this procedure. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you have recorded on. While stopped Press [FUNCTIONS] (11). Use [3, 4, 2, 1] (10) to select “DISC INFORMATION”...

  • Page 40: Finalize—creating Dvd-video

    Finalize — Creating DVD-Video [DVD-R] You can play DVD-R on compatible DVD players by finalizing them on this unit, effectively making them into DVD-Video. The menus you create with this unit can also be used on the player. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert the disc you want to finalize.

  • Page 41: Using The Direct Navigator, Selecting Programmes To Play

    Using the DIRECT NAVIGATOR Selecting programmes to play [RAM] [DVD-R] A list of programmes is created as you record them. You can use this list to find the programmes you want to watch. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you have recorded on.

  • Page 42: Erasing Programmes, Entering And Editing Programme Titles, Checking Programme Contents

    Erasing programmes [RAM] [DVD-R] The programme is erased completely when you use this procedure and cannot be retrieved. Check the programme carefully before erasing it to ensure it isn’t one you want to keep. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you have recorded on.

  • Page 43: Protecting Programmes, Releasing Programme Protection

    Protecting programmes [RAM] You can prevent accidental erasure of programmes by write- protecting them. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you have recorded on. After performing steps 1 to 3 of “Erasing programmes”, perform the following steps: Use [3, 4] (10) to select “Protection”...

  • Page 44: Erasing Parts Of A Programme, Dividing Programmes

    Erasing parts of a programme [RAM] The specified parts of the programme are erased completely when you use this procedure and cannot be retrieved. Check the programme carefully to ensure it isn’t one you want to keep. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you have recorded on.

  • Page 45: Using Play List To Edit Programmes, Displaying Play List

    Using PLAY LIST to edit programmes Displaying PLAY LIST [RAM] Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you have recorded on. Press [PLAY LIST] (22). PLAY LIST - - - - - - No. Date Total Scene Title Edit 01 16/7...

  • Page 46: Creating Play List

    Creating PLAY LIST [RAM] You can specify start and end points to create a scene, then specify the order in which these scenes are played. These scenes are not recorded separately so this doesn’t use up much of the disc’s capacity. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”.

  • Page 47: Playing Play List, Playing Scenes

    Playing PLAY LIST [RAM] Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you created play lists on. Press [PLAY LIST] (22). Use [3, 4] (10) to select the play list you want to play and press [ENTER] (10). ≥The play list you select is played.

  • Page 48: Adding Scenes To A Play List, Moving A Scene

    Adding Scenes to a PLAY LIST [RAM] Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you created play lists on. Press [PLAY LIST] (22). Use [3, 4] (10) to select the desired play list and press [1] (10). Play Scenes Edit PL Copy...

  • Page 49: To Re-edit A Play List Scene, Erasing A Scene From A Play List

    To re-edit a PLAY LIST Scene [RAM] Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you created play lists on. After performing steps 1 to 3 of “Adding Scenes to PLAY LIST”, perform the following steps: Use [2, 1] (10) to select “Re-edit” and press [ENTER] (10).

  • Page 50: Copying Play List, Erasing A Play List, Titling Play List, Checking Play List's Contents

    Copying PLAY LIST [RAM] Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Insert a disc you created play lists on. After performing steps 1 to 2 of “Adding Scenes to PLAY LIST”, perform the following steps: Use [3, 4] (10) to select “PL Copy” and press [ENTER] (10).

  • Page 51: Using Display Menus, Common Procedures, Disc Menu

    [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] Remote control only DISPLAY menus contain information about the disc or unit. These menus allow you to perform operations by changing this information. Common procedures Preparation Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. Press [DISPLAY] (34). Disc Soundtrack Play...

  • Page 52: Play Menu, Picture Menu, Sound Menu

    Play menu [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] Disc Repeat Play Play Marker 1s10 Picture Sound Repeat play [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] (page 53) You can play a programme, play list, chapter, title, group or track repeatedly. Marker [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] (page 24) You can mark points on a disc to return to later.

  • Page 53: Repeat Play

    Repeat play [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-V] [CD] [VCD] [MP3] During play Use [3, 4] (10). Disc Repeat Play Play Marker 1s10 Picture Sound The display changes as illustrated. [RAM] [DVD-R] PRG (PROGRAMME),-.All,-.OFF ^--------------------------------------------------J [DVD-V] Chapter,-.Title,-.OFF ^--------------------------J [CD] [VCD] Track,-.All,-.OFF ^---------------------J [MP3] Track,-.Group,-.OFF ^-------------------------J While playing a play list...

  • Page 54: Child Lock, To Activate The Child Lock, To Cancel The Child Lock, Connecting External Equipments

    The Child Lock deactivates all buttons on the unit and remote control. Use it to prevent other people from operating the unit. Remote control only To activate the Child Lock Hold down [ENTER] (10) and [RETURN] (23) simultaneously until “X HOLD” appears on the unit’s display. ≥If you press a button while the Child Lock is on, “X HOLD”...

  • Page 55: Connecting A Digital Amplifier Or System Component [a]

    Connecting a digital amplifier or system component [A] R - AUDIO - L OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT R - AUDIO - L (PCM/BIT STREAM) (1) Rear of this unit (2) Insert fully, with this side facing up. (Do not bend when connecting.) (3) Optical digital audio cable (not supplied) (4) To optical digital input...

  • Page 56: Connecting A Decoder, Connecting A Satellite Receiver Or Digital Receiver

    Connecting a Decoder Decoder here refers to the device used to decode scrambled broadcasts (Pay TV). R - AUDIO - L VIDEO S-VIDEO AV1 (TV) OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AV2 (DECODER/EXT) (PCM/BIT STREAM) R - AUDIO - L VIDEO S-VIDEO (1) Decoder (not supplied) (2) 21-pin Scart socket (3) 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied)

  • Page 57: Connecting A Video Cassette Recorder

    Connecting a video cassette recorder When connecting to the AV3 input terminals on the front of the unit Audio/Video cable (1) Yellow (VIDEO) (2) White (L) (3) Red (R) L/MONO AUDIO IN (4) S video cable (not supplied) (5) Audio/Video cable (not supplied) (6) Other playback equipment ≥Connect to the video and audio output terminals.

  • Page 58: Changing The Unit's Settings, Common Procedures

    Common procedures Refer to the summary of settings table on page 59 and use the following procedure to change the settings if necessary. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. While stopped Press [FUNCTIONS] (11) to show the FUNCTIONS window. Use [3, 4, 2, 1] (10) to select “SETUP”...

  • Page 59: Summary Of Settings

    Manual Auto-Setup Restart Download ª Settings Remote Change the remote control code so you can use other Panasonic DVD equipment at the same time. [DVD 1] [DVD 2] [DVD 3] Clock Manual Clock Setting (page 64) You can adjust the clock.

  • Page 60

    ≥Underlined items are the factory presets. ª Picture Rec Resolution ( Select the picture sharpness when recording. [Fine] [Normal] Fine Pictures become clear and vivid. Normally, use this setting. Normal Select it when recording noisy pictures. ≥“Fine” is automatically selected if you set “TV System” to “NTSC”. Hybrid VBR Resolution ( Switch between automatic and fixed hybrid VBR resolution when recording.

  • Page 61

    ≥Underlined items are the factory presets. ª Display On-Screen Messages Choose whether to show on-screen messages automatically or not. [Automatic] [Off] Grey Background Select whether to show the grey background, normally shown when television reception is poor. [On] [Off] Channel Guide [On] [Off] The Channel Guide will appear for a few seconds each time the channel is changed with [X, W, CH] (18).

  • Page 62: Entering A Password (ratings), Digital Output

    Entering a password (Ratings) You can limit play of DVDs unsuitable for some audiences, children, for example. Play and changes to the settings are not possible unless you enter a password. When setting ratings The password screen is shown when you select levels 0 to 7. 1) Input a 4-digit password with the numeric buttons (4).

  • Page 63: Remote Setting, Operating Other Panasonic Dvd Equipment With The Remote Control

    Recorders and players manufactured by Panasonic. Most of the DVD Recorders and players manufactured by Panasonic use the same system for their remote controls, so if you operate them in the same place, the controls can be confused by the different pieces of equipment. Use the following procedure to change the remote control code to solve this problem.

  • Page 64: Clock Settings

    Clock Settings Usually, the units Auto Setup or Download function automatically adjusts the clock to correct time. Under some reception conditions, however, the unit cannot set the clock automatically. In this case, follow the operation steps below to manually set the clock.

  • Page 65: Channel Settings

    Channel Settings Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Press [FUNCTIONS] (11) to show the FUNCTIONS window. Selecting the manual tuning Use [3, 4, 2, 1] (10) to select “SETUP” and press [ENTER] (10). ≥The SETUP screen appears. Use [3, 4] (10) to select the “Tuning” tab and press [2] or [1] (10).

  • Page 66

    Adding, deleting and moving channels Use this function if: ≥Channels were not set correctly using automatic tuning. ≥A channel that should have been set wasn’t. ≥A channel’s reception is poor and you want to delete it. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Press [FUNCTIONS] (11) to show the FUNCTIONS window.

  • Page 67: Changing The Owner Id, Shipping Condition

    Changing the Owner ID You can change the [PIN number], [Name], [House No.] and [Postcode]. Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. ≥Press [FUNCTIONS] (11) to show the FUNCTIONS window. Use [3, 4, 2, 1] (10) to select “SETUP” and press [ENTER] (10).

  • Page 68: Status Displays, Changing The Information Displayed, Display Examples

    Changing the information displayed Displays appear on the television when you operate the unit to let you know what operation was performed and what condition the unit is in. Remote control only Preparation ≥Switch [DVD, TV] (15) to “DVD”. Press [STATUS] (28) to change the information displayed.

  • Page 69: Maintenance And Handling, Maintenance, Disc Handling

    Maintenance and Handling Maintenance To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. ≥Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit. ≥Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that came with the cloth carefully. Dust and dirt may adhere to the unit’s lenses over time, possibly making it impossible to record or play discs. Use the recommended DVD-RAM/PD lens cleaner (LF-K123LCA1) every 1 to 4 months, depending on frequency of use and the operating environment.

  • Page 70: Glossary

    Bitstream This is the compressed form of digital signals. A decoder decodes these signals into 5.1 surround and multi-channel signals. Channel (when referring to DVD) Sound is divided into channels based on the sound’s role. For example, 5.1 channel ≥Front speakers — 1 left channel and 1 right channel ≥Center speaker —...

  • Page 71

    Q Link This function works only if the unit is connected via a fully-wired 21-pin Scart cable to a TV featuring the Q Link or similar function. Q Link offers the following functions: 1) Download from the TV* When you connect the unit to a TV, the station list data is automatically copied from the TV to the unit, and the TV stations are assigned to the programme positions on the unit in the same order as on the TV.

  • Page 72: Self-diagnosis

    The self-diagnosis displays appear if a problem occurs with the unit. The service numbers in the table appear when a problem occurs. ≥The service numbers are a “U” followed by two digits. Service Unit status number NO READ The disc is dirty or badly scratched.

  • Page 73: Error Displays

    Error messages No Disc. This is a non-recordable disc. This disc is not properly formatted. Formatting is necessary using DISC INFORMATION. Please check write protect tab on the disc. Contents of this disc are protected. Cannot finish recording completely. Cannot record on the disc. Please set clock.

  • Page 74: Troubleshooting Guide

    Before requesting service, make the below checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. Power No power. The unit is on but cannot be operated.

  • Page 75

    Play ≥Insert the disc correctly with the label facing up. (page 20) Play fails to start even when [1] ≥This unit cannot play discs other than DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-Video, Video CD, CD and MP3 (21) is pressed. Play starts but then stops ≥The disc is dirty.

  • Page 76

    Recording and timer recording ≥You haven’t inserted a disc or the disc you inserted cannot be recorded on. Insert a disc the unit Cannot record. ≥The disc is unformatted. ≥The write protect tab on the cartridge is set to “PROTECT”. ≥Recording is not possible unless you set “Disc Protection”...

  • Page 77: Specifications

    Power supply: AC 220-240 V, 50 Hz Power consumption: 29 W Recording system: DVD video recording standards (DVD-RAM), DVD video standards (DVD-R) Recordable discs: 12 cm 4.7 GB DVD-RAM 12 cm 9.4 GB DVD-RAM 8 cm 2.8 GB DVD-RAM 12 cm 4.7 GB DVD-R (for General Ver.2.0) Recording time: Maximum 360 min (with 4.7 GB disc)

  • Page 78

    ª T Time Slip ... 22 Timer recording ... 32 Title ... 37 ª V VIDEO Plus+ ... 32 ª W Watching the television while recording ... 30 Write protect tab ... 73 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. Web Site: http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/...

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