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NEC NDH-160 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 RH7623CW1L_NA2ANN HDD/DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : NDH-160 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ......4-10 Symbol Used in this Manual ....4 Notes on Discs .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. This manual provides information on the operation and maintenance of your recorder. Should the unit require service, contact an authorized service location. Symbol Used in this Manual The lightning flash symbol alerts you to the presence of dangerous voltage within the...
  • Page 5: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Note: If a DVD-RW/DVD+RW discs is recorded using a personal computer or other DVD recorder, you cannot format the disc using this recorder. So if you want to use the disc on this recorder, you must format the disc using the original recorder.
  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, or JPEG files.
  • Page 7: About The Internal Hard Disk Drive

    About the internal hard disk drive The internal hard disk drive (HDD) is a fragile piece of equipment. Please use the recorder following the guidelines below to protect against possible HDD failure. We recommend that you back up your important recordings onto DVD discs in order to protect against accidental loss.
  • Page 8: Disc-Related Terms

    Disc-related terms DVD +R (Double Layer) Double layer recording technology offers two recordable layers on a single DVD disc, providing nearly double the capacity of 4.7GB single layer DVDs. The greatest, most valuable benefit of double layer recording technology is increased capacity. Storage space is nearly doubled with double layer DVD+R media, allowing consumers to burn up to 8.5GB of video on a single DVD+R disc.
  • Page 9: Front Panel

    b c d a OPERATE button Switches the recorder ON or OFF. b HDD/DVD Set the recorder’s mode to HDD or DVD. c N / X (PLAY / PAUSE) Starts playback. Pause playback or recording temporarily, press again to exit pause mode. d x (STOP) Stops playback or recording.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Remote Control 0-9 numerical buttons: Selects numbered options in a menu. 3D SURR.: Selects 3D SURROUND during playback. b / B / v / V (left/right/up/down): Selects an option in the menu. v / V (up/down): Scans up or down through memorized channels.
  • Page 11: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings a AERIAL Connect the aerial to this terminal. b AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) Connect to a TV with audio inputs. c VIDEO OUT Connect to a TV with video inputs. d COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN (Y Pb Pr) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs.
  • Page 12: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to Your TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Tips Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the recorder. Use only one of the connections described below.
  • Page 13: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
  • Page 14: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections

    Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections Connecting to the INPUT 1 or INPUT 2 Jacks Connect the input jacks (AV1, AV2) on the recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, using audio/video cables. Note: If you use the S-VIDEO IN jack on the front panel, the VIDEO IN jack on the front panel is not available.
  • Page 15: Using The Home Menu

    Using the Home Menu From the Home Menu screen you can access all the Media (HDD, DISC, MEMORY CARD) for playback and recording of the recorder. 1. Press HOME to display the Home Menu screen. 2. Use the v / V and ENTER buttons to select a media you want.
  • Page 16: Program Edit

    Program Edit You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, move, etc.). 1. Select [Program Edit] option then press B. 2. Press ENTER while [Edit] is selected. The Program List menu appears. 3. Use v / V to select a PR number then press ENTER.
  • Page 17: Clock Set

    Clock Set 1. Select [Clock set] option then press B. 2. Enter the necessary information for date and time. b / B (left/right): Moves the cursor to the previous or next column. v / V (up/down): Changes the setting at the current cursor position.
  • Page 18: Progressive Scan

    Progressive Scan Progressive Scan Video provides the highest quality pictures with less flickering. If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/ PROGRESSIVE SCAN jacks, but are connecting the recorder to a standard (analog) television, set Progressive Scan to [OFF]. If you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/ PROGRESSIVE SCAN jacks for connection to a TV or monitor that is compatible with a progressive scan signal, set Progressive Scan to [ON].
  • Page 19: Audio Settings

    Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle [Original]Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded. [Other] To select another language, press number buttons then ENTER to enter the corresponding 4-digit number according to the language code list in the reference chapter (see page 55). If you enter the wrong language code, press CLEAR.
  • Page 20: Lock (Parental Control) Settings

    Lock (Parental Control) Settings Rating Some movies contain scenes that may not be suitable for children to view. Many of these discs contain parental control information that applies to the complete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. Movies and scenes are rated from 1 to 8, depending on the area.
  • Page 21: Divx Registration Code

    DivX DivX Registration Code We provide you the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) registration code that allows you to rent and purchase videos using the DivX® VOD service. For more information, visit 1. Select [DivX Reg. Code] option then press B. 2.
  • Page 22: Dv Recording Audio

    DV Recording Audio You need to set this if you have a camcorder using 32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN jack. Some digital camcorders have two stereo tracks for audio. One is recorded at the time of shooting; the other is for overdubbing after shooting.
  • Page 23: Finalize / Disc Label / Disc Protect

    Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing MENU/LIST or TITLE.
  • Page 24: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the recorder. 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 recorder or is not available on the disc.
  • Page 25: Playback

    Playback Playing a HDD, DVD, DivX file or Video CD Playback Setup Turn the TV on and select the video input source connected to the recorder. Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select the input source connected to the recorder. 1.
  • Page 26 Slow Motion 1. Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. The DVD player will now go into PAUSE mode. 2. Use the SCAN (m or M) to select the required speed. DVD, HDD; 4 steps (forward and backward) Video CD; 3 steps (forward only) 3.
  • Page 27 Marker Search Video To enter a Marker You can start playback from up to six memorized points. To enter a marker, press MARKER at the desired point on the disc. The Marker icon appears on the TV screen briefly. Repeat to enter up to six markers.
  • Page 28 3D Surround Video DivX This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multi- channel audio from a home theater system. 1.
  • Page 29: Playing A Divx Movie File

    Playing a DivX Movie File The recorder can play Divx files on HDD, CD-R/RW or DVD±R/RW discs. Before playing DivX files, read “About DivX movie files” on page 30. Note: This recorder cannot play back the DivX file(s) in the Memory Card.
  • Page 30 About DivX movie files DivX disc compatibility with this recorder is limited as follows: Available resolution size of the DivX file is under 720x576 (W x H) pixel. The file name of the DivX subtitle is limited to characters. The file name of the DivX subtitle is limited to characters.
  • Page 31: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma File

    Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file The recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files on HDD, Memory Card, CD-ROM, DVD±R/RW or CD-R/RW discs. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “About MP3/WMA audio files” on page 32. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears.
  • Page 32 Repeat Audio CDs - Repeat Track/All/Off Press REPEAT to select a desired repeat mode. TRACK: repeats the current track. ALL: repeats the all tracks on the disc. OFF (No display): does not play repeatedly. MP3/WMA - Repeat Track/Folder/Off Press REPEAT to select a desired repeat mode. TRACK: repeats the current track.
  • Page 33: Program Playback With Audio Cd And Mp3/Wma File

    Program Playback with Audio CD and MP3/WMA file Program Playback enables you to make custom playlists of Audio CD or MP3/WMA tracks. Programs can contain up to 99 Audio CD tracks or 256 MP3/WMA files. 1. Use v / V to select a track/file (or folder) on the Audio CD or Music menu.
  • Page 34: Viewing A Jpeg File

    Viewing a JPEG File The recorder can play JPEG files on the CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, HDD, or Memory Card. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “About JPEG image files” on page 35. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears. 2. Select a media that contains JPEG file then press ENTER.
  • Page 35 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the Photo menu (Refer to “Photo menu options” on page 34). 2. Press ENTER. The Slide Show menu appears. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: [Selected] Views slide show only selected files.
  • Page 36: Editing A Mp3/Wma, Jpeg, Divx File

    Editing a MP3/WMA, JPEG, DivX file These descriptions are MP3 file’s operation for example, other kind’s files are operated same way. Notes: The MP3/WMA, and DivX files on the disc or HDD cannot be copied or moved to Memory Card. The DivX file(s) in the memory card is not available.
  • Page 37 Copying a file(s) to another media or folder You can copy a file(s)/folder(s) to another media or folder. 1. Select a file you wish to copy on the menu. You can select all files and folders on the menu by pressing CLEAR button.
  • Page 38: Recording

    Recording About DVD recording Notes: This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or CD-RW discs. Our company takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power outages, defective discs, or damage to the Recorder. Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance.
  • Page 39: Timeshift

    Timeshift Do not miss a scene from a live broadcast. If the telephone rings while you are watching your favorite live broadcast, just press “TIMESHIFT” and “PAUSE” before answering the phone. The timeshift function will be activated and the broadcast is then recorded for later viewing.
  • Page 40: Basic Recording From A Tv

    Basic Recording from a TV Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc is full or you stop the recording. Note: You must load a recordable disc for DVD recording. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears.
  • Page 41: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This recorder can be programmed to record up to 16 programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be recorded, the starting and ending time. Note: If you use a completely blank disc for timer recording, you must format the disc before starting timer recording.
  • Page 42: Checking Timer Recording Details

    Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the recorder is turned on. Press TIMER REC twice. Use v / V to select a timer recording. Press ENTER to edit the selected program. Timer Record menu appears. Press CLEAR to delete the selected program from the Timer Record List.
  • Page 43: Recording From Dv Input

    Recording from DV Input Before DV dubbing You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and control signals. This recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVC-SD, DV25) camcorders. Digital satellite tuners and Digital VHS video recorders are not compatible.
  • Page 44: Editing

    Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, or the HDD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.
  • Page 45: Hdd, Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing

    HDD, VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Titles, Chapters and Parts Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or more chapters. When you insert a disc’s title into the Playlist, all the chapters within that title also appear. In other words, chapters in the Playlist behave exactly as chapters on a DVD-Video disc do.
  • Page 46: Making A New Playlist

    Making a New Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later — see Deleting an Original or Playlist title/chapter on page 47).
  • Page 47: Deleting An Original Or Playlist Title/Chapter

    Deleting an Original or Playlist Title/Chapter When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu, you only remove it from the Playlist; the title/chapter remains in the Original menu. If you choose to delete a title or chapter from the Original (title/chapter) menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available for recording increases.
  • Page 48: Naming A Title

    Naming a Title You can name Original and Playlist titles independently. Names can be up to 32 characters long. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the menu.
  • Page 49: Combining Two Titles Into One

    Combining Two Titles Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent Original- HDD titles into one. Notes: This function is not available if there is only one titles within the HDD. If there are more than 60 titles on the HDD, you cannot combine the titles.
  • Page 50: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Note: This function is not available if there is only one chapter. 1. Select a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist menu. 2.
  • Page 51: Dubbing

  • Page 52: Dubbing From Hdd To Dvd

    Dubbing from HDD to DVD 1. On the Title List-HDD menu, select a title you want to dub then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the screen. 2. Use v / V to select [Dubbing] option then press ENTER.
  • Page 53: Dubbing

    One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD) The One Touch Copy feature copies the currently playing title from the HDD to DVD. The whole title is copied, regardless of where in the title you start copying. The recorder copies at the maximum speed possible.
  • Page 54: Reference

    Reference Additional Information Overwriting Recording To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc. 1. Select input source you want to record (TV channel, AV1-2, DV).
  • Page 55: Language Codes

    Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian Armenian...
  • Page 56: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom The power cord is disconnected. No power. No picture. The TV is not set to receive recorder signal output. The video cable is not connected securely.
  • Page 57 Symptom The disc was recorded in Video mode. Cannot play a disc recorded using this Some players will not play even a recorder on another finalized disc recorded in Video mode. player. The disc was recorded in VR mode, Discs recorded with copy-once material cannot be played on other players.
  • Page 58: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Television system Recording format Recording Recording format Recordable media Recordable time Video recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Audio recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Playback Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion...
  • Page 59 Western Australia Perth 45 Sarich Court, Osborne Park, 6017 For service in outer areas, please contact your NEC retailer for the address of the nearest NEC Australia Pty. Ltd. Authorized Service Centre. NEC Australia Pty Ltd 244 Beecroft Road EPPING 2121 Tel.
  • Page 60 P/NO : 3834RD0066E...

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