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Magnavox MDV630R Owner's Manual

Magnavox digital video discs recorder owner's manual mdv630r, mdv650r.

 

Summary of Contents

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    Once your MAGNAVOX purchase is registered, you're eligible to receive all the privileges of owning a MAGNAVOX product. So complete and return the Warranty Registration Card enclosed with your purchase at once. And take advantage of these important benefits. Registering your product within 10 days...

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    Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation and is intended for home andother limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Model Number: MDV630R/MDV650R Trade Name: MAGNAVOX Responsible Party: Philips Consumer Electronics P.O.

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    radiators,heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.

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    TV/DVD : To connect the antenna signal directly to the TV. This button lets you switch between the DVD recorder and the antenna signal. This function operates when the DVD recorder is connected to the TV with only an antenna cable.

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    Pressing this button once during playback will jump to the next chapter/track. If this button is held down during playback, it will search forward. If button is held down during a still picture function, it will search forward in slow motion. STOP h : To stop playback/recording, except with programmed recordings (TIMER)

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    RECORD LED recording is in progress. OPEN/CLOSE Previous title/Reverse search Next title/Forward search hSTOP : To stop playback. G9PLAY/PAUSE S-VIDEO recorders (channel number ' VIDEO number ' left AUDIO right (Channel number ' Switching between jack S-VIDEO and VIDEO is automatic. In case both jacks are occupied, S-VIDEO has priority.

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    Audio output for component video OUT COMPONENT VIDEO an additional device with component video output DIGITAL AUDIO (amplifier/receiver) The following symbols may appear on your DVD recorder display: TITLE Displays the title number selected/being played TRACK Displays the track selected/being played (VCD/CD) DVD+RW Displays the type of disc inserted: DVD/DVD+R/DVD+RW;...

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    A DTS (Digital Theatre System) audio signal is available DD-DIGITAL A Dolby Digital audio signal is available MPEG A MPEG audio signal is available A PCM audio signal is available CHANNEL Channel Playback in progress. Flashes when Recorder is reading a disc. Playback/Recording interrupted (Pause) RECORD Recording in progress...

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    The following messages may appear on your DVD recorder display. If you name a disc, the disc name will appear on the display panel as well. The DVD recorder is currently in the initial installation mode. Switch on your TV and read section 'Initial installation' in chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder.'...

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    An unauthorized action was attempted during recording (e.g. pressing the OPEN/CLOSE button). The following title is empty. An attempt was made to record on a protected disc during playback. This message will also appear when an attempt is made to insert a chapter marker( EDIT button).

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    Dear Magnavox customer, Region codes Technical data Accessories Important notes regarding operation Cleaning discs Special functions of your new DVD recorder Preparing the remote control for operation Connecting your DVD recorder to the TV Connecting with a Component Video (Y Pb Pr) cable...

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    Picture settings Sound settings Language settings Additional settings Child lock (DVD and VCD) Activating/Deactivating the child lock Authorizing discs Locking authorized discs Parental control (DVD video only) Activating/Deactivating the parental control Changing the country Changing the PIN Table of contents...

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    Instruction manuals are usually very dry since they are technically-oriented and often poorly translated. I have been employed by Magnavox for this reason. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Phil. I will be guiding you through the instruction manual and try to be of help in operating your new device.

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    For this disc to be played in a DVD player, it must be 'finalized' in the DVD recorder. After this has been completed, no further recordings can be added. Your Magnavox DVD recorder is a recorder and player for digital video discs, with a two-way compatibility to the universal DVD Video standard. This means that: •)existing pre-recorded DVDs can be played.

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    Using this DVD recorder, you can play and record on the following discs: DVD+RW (Digital Versatile Disc + Rewritable); can be recorded on over and over. DVD+R (Digital Versatile Disc + recordable); can be recorded on once. DVD Video (Digital Versatile Disc)

  • Page 18: Region Codes

    This device will only play Region 1 DVDs or DVDs manufactured to be played in all regions ('ALL'). DVDs from other regions cannot be played in this DVD recorder. The number within the globe represents the region of the world.

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    If you disconnect the DVD recorder from the power supply, pull out the power cord's plug from the wall outlet, not only the plug from the jack 4MAINS at the rear of the set. Children playing near the device could suffer injuries at the free end of the cable.

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    DVD or CD players, these kinds of cleaning CDs may damage the optical unit (laser). Your MAGNAVOX DVD recorder has special functions that will make day-to-day use of your new DVD recorder easier for you. This screen provides you with an overview of the inserted disc. Each index screen corresponds to a recording.

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    This helps you avoid recording by mistake. New recordings on a DVD+R disc will always be added after the end of all recordings. The Magnavox DVD recorder can play DVDs and CDs. DVDs made using this DVD recorder can be played in most other DVD players.

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    Connect the DVD recorder to the TV. Connecting a video cassette recorder between the DVD recorder and the TV could result in poor picture quality because of the copy protection system built into the DVD recorder. Connecting the DVD recorder...

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    When you install your DVD recorder for the first time, select one of the following options: If your TV is equipped with Component Video (Y Cr Cb, YUV) It is a system for transmitting high-quality video by splitting the video signal into the Y (brightness), U and V (red minus brightness, blue minus brightness) components.

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    DVD recorder and the other end to the Component Video In jacks of the TV. The colors of the jacks on the DVD recorder must match those on the TV (red-red/blue-blue/green-green). If they are not matched properly, this could cause the color of the picture to be reversed or there could be no picture at all.

  • Page 25: Initial Installation

    Insert one end of the supplied power cable into the power outlet 4MAINS at the back of the DVD recorder and the other end into the wall socket. ' Then, read 'Initial installation' in 'Installing your DVD recorder.' Have the following cables ready: an antenna cable (1, supplied), a power cable (2, supplied), a S-video (SVHS) cable (3), an audio cable (4, supplied red/white jack).

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    ' will appear on the Recorder's display to remind you to set your TV to its Audio/Video In channel. Then, read the paragraph 'Initial installation' in the chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder'. Have the following cables ready: an antenna cable, a power cable, a video (CVBS) cable (with yellow ends), and an audio cable (with red/white ends).

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    ' will appear on the Recorder's display to remind you to set your TV to its Audio/Video In channel. Then, read the paragraph 'Initial installation' in the chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder'. USE THIS CONNECTION IF YOUR TV ONLY HAS A SINGLE ANTENNA IN JACK AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY AUDIO/VIDEO JACKS.

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    Change between channel 3 and 4 on the TV. This TV channel number must be used in the future for DVD recorder playback. Then, read the paragraph 'Initial installation' in the chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder'. ' is displayed. ' ' (channel...

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    If the recording is made from a video recorder, adjust the "tracking" on the video recorder. b The DVD recorder may sometimes not recognize video input signals that are poor or non-standard. b This occurs when you attempt to copy copy-protected DVDs or video cassettes.

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    If you are using a Hi8 or S-VHS camcorder, connect the S-VIDEO IN jack of the DVD recorder to the corresponding S-video out jack on the camcorder. You must also connect the left AUDIO right In jacks of the DVD recorder to the audio out jacks on the camcorder.

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    The rear of the DVD recorder has a DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack for a coaxial cable connection. It can be used to connect the following devices: Digital multi-channel sound provides maximum sound quality. It requires a multi-channel Audio Video receiver or amplifier that supports at least one of the DVD recorder's audio formats (MPEG2, Dolby Digital, or DTS).

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    After you have successfully connected the DVD recorder and other devices to your TV (as described in the previous chapter), this chapter will help you start the initial installation. The DVD recorder automatically seeks and stores all available TV channels.

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    Select another channel on the TV. Do you see that channel on the TV set? If not, check the connections between the DVD recorder and the TV. b Please have patience. The DVD recorder searches the entire frequency range in order to find and save the largest possible number of TV channels.

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Turn on the DVD recorder by pressing STANDBY/ON . Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the TV screen.

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    Turn on your TV. If required, select the TV's Audio/Video In (or channel 3 or 4). Press STANDBY m to turn on the DVD recorder. Press the SYSTEM-MENU button on the remote control. The menu bar will appear on the TV screen.

  • Page 36: Switching Audio Recording (stereo, Sap)

    Plus, you have the option of setting one of the displayed languages for the Recorder's on-screen menu. However, the DVD recorder will only display show text regardless of this setting. Switch on the TV and, if required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio/Video In).

  • Page 37: Menu Bar, Menu Bar

    (a recording in SAP can be played back only in SAP). Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio/Video In). Switch on the DVD recorder with STANDBY/ON .

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    Guide channel number. An overview of guide numbers/TV channels can be found in your daily newspaper or in your TV listings. Confirm the allocation with OK . To end, press SYSTEM-MENU . ' using B or A and confirm Installing your DVD recorder...

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    For this reason, you must enter the PBS channel that sends this additional information. When the DVD recorder chooses a wrong PBS channel or the displayed time/date is wrong, you must manually set the date/time (see section 'Manually setting the time & date').

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    ': The time set corresponds to the winter time (summer time is off) When all settings are correct, confirm with OK . To end, press SYSTEM-MENU . ' using the number buttons 0..9 on ', and ' ' in the same way. To Installing your DVD recorder...

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    You can check/change many functions and settings of your DVD recorder via the system menu bar. The menu bar cannot be displayed during recording. The SYSTEM-MENU button is used to call up the menu bar (main menu) and to remove it.

  • Page 42: Status Box

    This information appears briefly on the screen when certain disc functions are activated. : Shuffle tracks The status box displays the current status of the DVD recorder and the type of disc inserted. This display can be turned off. Information on the TV screen...

  • Page 43: Tuner Info Box

    This box appears in the bottom left corner of the TV screen. It displays the current antenna signal and TV channel. TV channel is not available or reception to too weak / Device is not connected or is turned off This box is located above the tuner info box.

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    •) CD-RW •) Audio CD •) MP3-CD You can operate the DVD recorder using the remote control or the buttons on the front of the DVD recorder. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front of the Recorder. The disc tray will open. ' Carefully place the disc into the tray with the label facing up, then press PLAY/PAUSE G9 or OPEN/CLOSE .

  • Page 45: Playing A Dvd

    When playing a DVD+RW, the Index Picture screen appears. Choose the title you want to play with B , or A . Confirm with OK . For more information, read 'Playing a DVD+RW or DVD+R'. If Audio/CD playback does not begin automatically, press PLAY/PAUSE G9 . For more information, read 'Playing Audio CDs'.

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    PLAY/PAUSE G9 . This will appear on the display: title, chapter, elapsed time. To stop playback, press STOP h on the remote control or hSTOP on the DVD recorder. To eject the disc, press OPEN/CLOSE on the front of the DVD recorder.

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    For more information, please read the section 'Selecting the recording mode (quality)' in the chapter 'Manual recording'. You can also use the DVD recorder to pay audio CDs Insert an audio CD. Playback starts automatically. If the TV is turned on, the Audio CD display will appear on the screen.

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    If the TV is turned on, the MP3 CD display will appear on the TV screen. During playback, the number of the current track will be shown on the screen and display. During interrupted playback, the number of albums will be shown on the TV and on the CD's display.

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    When a disc contains more than one track, title, or chapter, you can change to a different track, title or chapter as follows. However, if a title contains several chapters, these are selected. Title selection is then possible via the menu bar only. During playback, you can go to the next title/chapter/track using the O button.

  • Page 50: Still Picture, Slow Motion

    During playback, press PLAY/PAUSE G9 to stop playback and display a still picture. While playback is paused, press the SYSTEM-MENU button on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen. ' in the second menu bar with C or D then press Select ' You can now move the still picture forward or backward using D or C .

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    Using this function, you can start playing a disc at a specific time. During playback, press the SYSTEM-MENU button on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen. ' with C or D and confirm with B . The playback is Select ' stopped and the screen displays how much play time has already expired (playback time).

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    During playback, press PLAY MODE repeatedly until ' appears on the screen. After 10 seconds, the DVD recorder will switch to the next chapter/track. To resume the playback at the corresponding chapter/track, press STOP h and then PLAY/PAUSE G9 .

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    Using this function, you can enlarge the video image and pan through the enlarged image. During playback, press PLAY/PAUSE G9 . You will see a still picture. Press the SYSTEM-MENU button and select ' Use B or A to select the desired zoom factor. As soon as ' complete.

  • Page 54: Subtitles

    DVDs sometimes come in different languages. The language used for playback is the one that you selected during initial installation of the Recorder or the default language of the DVD. However, you can change the audio language of a disc at any time. Please note that the audio language can be changed via the menu ( DISC-MENU button) of the inserted disc as well as via the Recorder's menu bar ( SYSTEM-MENU button).

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    For this DVD to be played in a DVD player, it must be finalized. After this is done, no more recordings can be added to this disc. If this disc is only to be played in the DVD recorder, then it does not have to be finalized. Recordings can be added and then deleted.

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    Switch on the TV and, if required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio In channel). Insert a disc to be used for the recording. The system and content of the disc will be checked. ' display.

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    If you want to playback recordings on a DVD player, you must first finalize the disc in the DVD recorder. You can use the ' function on the DVD so that it can be read by the DVD player without problem.

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    During recording, press the PLAY/PAUSE G9 button. To continue recording, press REC/OTR n . To stop recording, press the STOP h button. Wait until ' disappears from the display before you try another feature. Insert a disc. Use CHANNEL q or CHANNEL r to select the channel you want to record.

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    You can lock the entire disc to prevent important recordings from being erased by accident. You can only lock the entire disc. It is not possible to lock individual recordings. As long as these discs have not been finalized, you can protect them against being overwritten just like DVD+RW.

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    You can add further recordings to a title already contained on a DVD+RW. The new recording will be added to the title as a chapter. Previous information will be overwritten from this location onward. Depending on the length of the recording, this will also overwrite titles that follow the current title.

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    For playback, the correct picture quality will automatically be selected. Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). On the front of the DVD recorder, select the desired recording mode using the REC MODE button.

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    When a recording is made on a disc, the following information is saved at the start of each recording: •) Name of the recording If no name is sent by the broadcaster, then the channel number (channel name) and time the recording started is saved as the name •) Length of recording •) Recording mode (quality) •) Date of the recording...

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    Some TV stations transmit the name of a program. In this case, the name may be included automatically (e.g. 'ROCKY'). Otherwise, the date and time of the recording are stored as the name. The name of the recording can only be changed after the recording has been completed. Press STOP h to stop playback if necessary.

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    You can erase selected recordings from a disc. To do this, proceed as follows: Press STOP h to stop playback if necessary. Using A or B to select the title to be deleted then press C . The settings menu will appear. ' using A or B and OK .

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    This display is located the first title and contains general information about the inserted disc. You can: •) change the disc name •) protect or unprotect a disc •) finalize editing (make DVD compatible) •) finalizing DVD+Rs •) Erase DVD+RWs To show this display, proceed as follows: Press STOP h to stop disc playback if necessary.

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    Either no DVD+R was inserted or the disc has already been finalized. To end, press SYSTEM-MENU . b If the disc was made on another DVD recorder, it is possible that this menu cannot be opened. In this case, use the '...

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    Press the EDIT button. The ' the screen. Select ' Press OK again to confirm. ' TV screen. When successfully completed, the DVD recorder automatically brings you back to the index picture screen. Managing disc content ' menu will ' appears on the screen.

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    A title can be split into several parts (titles) no matter how large. Each of these parts (titles) is characterized by its own index picture. Once a title is split, it cannot be reversed. Because recordings on DVD+Rs cannot be overwritten, it is not possible to divide titles.

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    The DVD recorder will switch to the right program number and begin recording at the correct time. With this DVD recorder, you can pre-program up to six recordings within a period of one year. To make a programmed recording, your DVD recorder needs to know:...

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    Confirm with OK . b The channel number of the TV channel has not yet been assigned Guide. Using C , D or the number buttons 0..9 on the remote control, select the corresponding Guide channel number (name) of the TV channel and confirm with OK . b The entered PlusCode number is incorrect.

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). With the Recorder on, press TIMER on the remote control. Select ' The information will appear on the screen.

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). With the Recorder on, press TIMER on the remote control. ' using B or A and confirm with C .

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    Either no disc was inserted or a disc was inserted that cannot be used for recordings. Insert a disc that can be recorded upon. Turn off the DVD recorder by pressing STANDBY m . A protected disc was inserted. Undo the erase protection or insert a different disc.

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    This section explains how to customize the DVD recorder to your preferences. These icons indicate the following: Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio/Video In). Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the TV screen.

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    You can select the following functions in this menu: The picture signal can be adjusted to fit your TV: for a 'wide-screen' display with black bars on the top and bottom ' for a full-height picture with the sides trimmed for wide-screen TV Adapts the color dynamic for NTSC playback when set to ON.

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    You can select from the following settings for devices connected to the analog outputs (AUDIO OUT L/R). : For devices that use neither DolbySurround nor TruSurround. Only use this setting when the DVD recorder is connected to a stereo TV. : Dolby Digital and MPEG-2 Multi-channel are mixed to a Dolby Surround-compatible two-channel output.

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    To save energy, you can switch off the clock display on the DVD recorder. Programmed (TIMER) recordings will still take place. : If the DVD Recorder is switched off using STANDBY m , the clock display is also switched off.

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Turn on the DVD recorder by pressing STANDBY/ON . Press SYSTEM-MENU . The menu bar will appear at the top of the TV screen.

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    Insert a disc. After a short check, the access control menu will appear on the TV screen. Using A or B , select ' Use the number buttons 0..9 to enter your PIN. Double-sided DVDs can have a unique ID number for each side. To completely authorize these discs, you must authorize each side separately.

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    Affected scenes are rated from 1 to 8. If a scene with such a rating is recognized during playback, the DVD recorder compares the Parental control rating with that of the DVD scene. If the scene rating exceeds the Parental control rating, an alternative scene will be played back (if available).

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    Therefore, it is necessary that you enter the country for which these filter values apply. Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio/Video in). Turn on the DVD recorder by pressing STANDBY/ON .

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio/Video in channel). Turn on the DVD recorder by pressing STANDBY/ON . Press SYSTEM-MENU . The menu bar will appear in the display.

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    If you have any problems using this DVD recorder, it may be caused by one of the following reasons. You can also call the The telephone numbers are listed in the warranty booklet provided. Have the model number (MODEL NO) and the production number (PROD.NO) ready.

  • Page 84: Selecting The Recording Mode (quality)

    IN, ANT IN, etc. Have your antenna or Cable TV signal checked. The DVD recorder is connected to the 'Phono-input' of your amplifier. This jack is provided only for record players without a preamplifier. Connect to a different audio input.

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    PROBLEM SOLUTION If a recording is too short, it is possible that a DVD player cannot detect it. Please observe the following 'Minimum recording times': Recording mode ' ', 5 minutes; ' Some DVD players cannot playback DVD+RW recordings. You can solve this problem by using a special function.

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    Adjustments of the controls discussed there may save you a service call. Take the product to a Magnavox factory service center (see enclosed list) or authorized service center for repair. When the product has been repaired, you must pick up the unit at the center.

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    Magnavox has chosen Philips Factory Service as its preferred, authorized servicer. Please contact a Philips Factory Service Center. If you reside in one of our Philips Factory Service Branch areas, you can contact the nearest Service Branch to obtain efficient and expedient repair for your product. If your product is In-Warranty, you should have proof-of-purchase to ensure No Charge Service.

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    Philips Factory Service 550 Franklin Road., Suite F Marietta, GA 30067 800-273-1501 Philips Factory Service 1911 US Highway 301 North, Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33619 800-442-2027 Philips Factory Service 681 East Brokaw Rd. San Jose, CA 95112 800-300-9013 Philips Factory Service 1110 N.

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