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NEC
DVD RECORDER
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL : NDR50
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.

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  • Page 1

    DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : NDR50 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    WARNING: Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. CAUTION: This DVD Recorder employs a Laser System. To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference should the unit require maintenance, contact an authorized service location (see service procedure).

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections to DVD Recorder ..... . 17 Connecting a Digital Camcorder ... 17 Before Operation.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents PLAYBACK Operation with DVD and Video CD ..31-34 Playing a DVD or Video CD ....31 General Feature ..... . . 31 •...

  • Page 5: Dvd Recorder Overview

    Region 4 encoded DVD software. The region code on the labels of some DVD discs indicates which type of DVD Recorder can play those discs. This unit can play only DVD discs labeled 4 or ALL. If you try to play any other discs, the message “Incorrect region code.

  • Page 6: Disc-related Terms

    DVD Recorder Overview (Continued) Disc-related terms Title (DVD only) The main film content or accompanying feature content or music album. Each title is assigned a title reference number enabling you to locate it easily. Chapter (DVD only) Sections of a picture or a musical piece that are smaller than titles.

  • Page 7: About Dvd-r And Dvd-rw Disc

    DVD Recorder Overview (Continued) About DVD-R and DVD-RW disc How are DVD-R and DVD-RW discs different? The essential difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW is that DVD-R is a record-once medium, while DVD-RW is a re-recordable/erasable medium. You can re-record/ erase a DVD-RW disc approximately 1,000 times.

  • Page 8: About Dvd Recording

    DVD Recorder Overview (Continued) About DVD recording otes • This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or CD-RW discs. • Our company takes no responsibility for recording fail- ure due to power cuts, defective discs, or damage to the recorder.

  • Page 9: Recording Tv Audio Channels

    The front panel display is not working. The DVD Recorder is not operating normally..you can reset the DVD Recorder as follows: Press and hold the POWER button for at least five seconds. This will force the unit to power off.

  • Page 10: Precautions

    To obtain a clear picture The DVD Recorder is a high-tech, precision device. If the optical pick-up lens and disc drive parts are dirty or worn, the picture quality will be poor.

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    PROG. (+/-) Scans up or down through memorized channels. Shows the current status of the DVD Recorder. Point the DVD Recorder remote control here. Go to beginning of current chapter/ track or to previous chapter/track. Press and hold for two seconds for a fast reverse search during playback.

  • Page 12: Function Display Window

    Function Display Window Disc type indicators Indicates the type of disc loaded. ST Indicates a stereo broadcast is being received. BIL Indicates when a BILINGUAL broadcast CHP Indicates current chapter number. TRK Indicates current track number. TITLE Indicates current title number DVD A + R W TITLE...

  • Page 13: Remote Control Overview

    Remote Control Overview Selects PIP function on or off. POWER Switches the recorder ON or OFF. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. Changes the input to use for recording (Tuner, AV1-2, or DV IN). AUDIO Selects an audio language (DVD) or an audio channel (CD).

  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel AERIAL Connect the aerial to this terminal. RF. OUT Passes the signal from the AERIAL to your TV/monitor Caution Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel. Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the unit. COAXIAL (Digital audio out jack) Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment.

  • Page 15: Connections

    DVD recorder. Plug one end of the aerial cable into the TV socket on the DVD recorder and the other end into the aerial input socket on your TV set.

  • Page 16: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the DVD Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).

  • Page 17: Accessory Audio/video (a/v) Connections To Dvd Recorder

    Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections to DVD Recorder Connect the input jacks (AV3, AV4) on the DVD Recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accesso- ry component, using audio/video cables. If you use the S-VIDEO IN jack on the front panel, the VIDEO OUT jack on the front panel is not available.

  • Page 18: Before Operation

    This DVD Recorder is equipped with a frequency synthesized tuner capable of receiving up to 88 TV channels. Preparation: Connect the DVD Recorder to the desired type of aerial, as shown in Connecting to the Aerial on page 15. Auto Programming Stop...

  • Page 19: Program Edit

    Station Seek: Searches a station automatically. Use b / B to select Seek option then press v / V. Searching stops when the DVD recorder tunes in a station. Ch.: Changes the channel number to edit. Use b / B to select Ch.

  • Page 20: Program Edit

    2. Use v / V to select ‘Delete’ option from Program List options then press ENTER. The Program is deleted. Setting the NICAM Auto/Off This DVD recorder can receive Hi-Fi sound transmis- sions in NICAM Stereo. However, if sound distortion occurs, due to poor reception, you can switch Off 1.

  • Page 21: Clock Set

    Before Operation (Continued) Clock Set Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Use v / V to select the General menu. While the General option is selected, press B to move to the second level. Use v / V to select the Clock Set option. Press B to move to the third level.

  • Page 22: Language

    Dolby Digital PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital stereo amplifier. The DVD Recorder’s digital audio outputs sounds in the PCM 2ch format when you play a DVD video disc recorded on the Dolby Digital recording system.

  • Page 23: Mpeg

    Before Operation (Continued) MPEG PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital stereo amplifier. The DVD Recorder’s digital audio out- puts sounds in the PCM 2ch format when you play a DVD video disc recorded on the MPEG2 recording system.

  • Page 24: Lock (parental Control)

    Before Operation (Continued) Lock (Parental Control) Set Password Changing the 4-digit code Set Password Change New Password Rating Delete Country Code Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Use v / V to select the Lock option. While the Lock option is selected, press B to move to the second level.

  • Page 25: Country Code

    Before Operation (Continued) Country Code Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list (See “Country Code List”, page 57.). Set Password Rating Country Code Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Use v / V to select the Lock option.

  • Page 26: Dv Rec Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) DV Rec 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 27: Finalize

    • The disc name can be up to 32 characters long. • For discs formatted on a different DVD Recorder, you will see only a limited character set. Disc Format...

  • Page 28: General Explanation Of On-screen Display

    Before Operation General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the DVD 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 DVD Recorder or is not available on the disc.

  • Page 29

    Before Operation Displaying Disc Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the current title/chapter number TITLE: 1/4 and total number of CHAPTER: 3/28 titles/chapters. Menu Options Function Title Number Shows the current title number and total number of titles, and skips to the desired title number. Chapter Number Shows the current chapter number and total number of 4/26...

  • Page 30: Before Operation

    Before Operation Displaying Disc Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the title name, TITLE recording date, recording mode, etc. 20/08 ORG: Original PList: Playlist Menu Options Function Title Number Shows the current title number and total number of titles, and skips to the desired title number. Chapter Number Shows the current chapter number and total number of 4/26...

  • Page 31: Operation With Dvd And Video Cd

    Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- nected to the DVD Recorder. Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select the input source connected to the DVD Recorder. Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down.

  • Page 32: Slow Motion

    The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode. 2 Press SCAN (m or M) during PAUSE mode. The DVD Recorder will enter SLOW mode. 3 Use the SCAN (m or M) to select the required speed: t 1/16, t 1/8, t 1/4, or t 1/2 (back- ward), or T 1/16, T 1/8, T 1/4, or T 1/2 (forward).

  • Page 33: Zoom

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) Zoom Video The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video image and to move through the enlarged image. 1 Press ZOOM during playback or still playback to acti- vate the Zoom function. Each press of the ZOOM button changes the TV screen in the sequence shown below.

  • Page 34: Changing The Audio Channel

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Changing the Audio Channel STEREO Video With a Video CD, press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT). With DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode that have both a main and a Bilingual audio channel, you can switch between Main (L), Bilingual (R), or a mix of both (Main + Bilingual) by pressing AUDIO.

  • Page 35: Audio Cd And Mp3 Operation

    Audio CD and MP3 Operation Playing an Audio CD or MP3 Disc The DVD Recorder can play audio CDs. Also, the DVD Recorder can play MP3 formatted recordings on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW disc. Before playing MP3 recordings, read the notes on MP3 Recordings on page 36.

  • Page 36: Pause

    ISO9660 or JOLIET file system. 3. Total number of files and folders on the disc should be less than 999. This DVD Recorder requires discs/recordings to meet certain technical standards in order to achieve optimal playback quality. Pre-recorded DVDs are automatically set to these standards.

  • Page 37: Programmed Playback With Audio Cd And Mp3

    Programmed Playback with Audio CD and MP3 The Program function enables you to store your favorite tracks from any disc in the recorder memory. Program can contain 99 tracks (Audio CD) or 256 tracks (MP3). Insert an Audio CD or MP3 disc. Audio CD or MP3 CD menu will appear.

  • Page 38: Jpeg Disc Operation

    JPEG Disc Operation Viewing a JPEG Disc JPEG The recorder can play discs with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG Recordings” at right. Insert a disc and close the tray. The Photo menu appears on the TV screen. Photo Folder 02 JPEG...

  • Page 39: Recording

    10 minutes within free space. The recording time is displayed on the TV screen. At the end of the recording, the DVD Recorder will stop recording and shut off. Instant Timer Record Menu Checking the Recording Time Press REC (z) once to check the recording time.

  • Page 40: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This DVD Recorder can be programmed to record up to 7 programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be recorded, the starting time and length. Press TIMER REC.

  • Page 41: Recording From External Input

    • Some camcorders cannot be controlled using this recorder’s remote. • If you connect a second DVD Recorder using a DV cable, you cannot control the second DVD from this one. • You can’t control this unit remotely from a component connected to the DV IN jack.

  • Page 42: What Is Dv

    Recording from an External Input (Continued) What is DV? Using DV, also known as i.LINK, 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. The i.LINK interface is also known as IEEE 1394-1995.

  • Page 43: Title List And Chapter List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu Using the Title List-Original menu The Title List-Original is where you build and edit your Playlist, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also play individual titles directly from the Title List- Original menu.

  • Page 44: Using The Title List-playlist Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List-Playlist Menu Press MENU/LIST repeatedly to display the Title List-Playlist menu. • Use the v / V buttons to display the previous/ next page if there are more than 6 titles. •...

  • Page 45: Using The Title List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu From the Title List display you can play, name and delete titles. Once a Video mode disc is finalized, the Title List screen changes its appearance and all you can do is select titles to play.

  • Page 46: Using The Title List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu The Title List is where you can see the all recorded titles, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also play titles directly from the Title List menu.

  • Page 47: Using The Title List Menu +r

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu The Title List is where you can see the all recorded titles, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also play titles directly from the Title List menu.

  • Page 48: Title And Chapter Editing

    Title and Chapter Editing Edits you make to the Original content changes the actual content of the disc. For example, if you delete a title or chapter from the Original content (Title or Chapter), that title or chapter is deleted from the disc, freeing up extra recording time.

  • Page 49: Making A New Playlist

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) 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 50).

  • Page 50: Deleting A Title/chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Deleting a Title/Chapter When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu on DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode, 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 Title List or Chapter List menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available...

  • Page 51: Undoing/redoing The Last Deleting

    • Names can be up to 32 characters long. • For discs formatted on a different DVD Recorder, you will see only a limited character set. • When recording in DVD-R, DVD+R or DVD+RW, the entered name is displayed on the DVD player only after finalizing.

  • Page 52: Combining Two Chapters Into One

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Combining Two Chapters Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent Playlist or Original chapters into one. This function is not available if there is only one chapter within the title. On the Chapter List menu, select the second chapter of the two chapters you want to com- bine then press ENTER.

  • Page 53: Protect A Title

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Protect a Title Use this function to protect accidental recording, editing or deleting of the title. Press MENU/LIST to display Title List menu. Use v V b B to choose a title you want to pro- tect then press ENTER.

  • Page 54: Divide One Title Into Two

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Divide One Title Into Two Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to divide then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the screen.

  • Page 55: Additional Information

    Addition Information Clean-up Recording Video You can simply clean-up (erase) all contents on the disc then start recording from the first section of the disc. The disc format is not changed. Switch on the recorder and load a recordable disc. Press and hold REC (z z ) button for more than 3 seconds.

  • Page 56: Language Code List

    Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 22). Code Language Code 6566 Abkhazian 7074 6565 Afar 7073 6570 Afrikaans 7082 8381 Albanian 7089 6577 Amharic 7176 6582 Arabic 7565...

  • Page 57: Country Code List

    Country Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Country Code” (See page 25). Code Country Code Country Andorra Eritrea United Arab Emirates Spain Afghanistan Ethiopia Antigua and Barbuda Finland Anguilla Fiji Albania Falkland Islands Armenia Micronesia Netherlands Antilles Faroe Islands Angola...

  • Page 58: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote Controlling TVs with the remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of TVs as well. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer code.

  • Page 59: Troubleshooting

    The picture or sound of broadcasting channel is weak or missing. Camcorder is off. Camcorder image is not shown. DVD Recorder INPUT SELECT is Camcorder image via incorrect. A/V input or DV IN to DVD Recorder is not shown on TV screen.

  • Page 60

    DVD Recorder. The batteries in the remote control are exhausted. Moisture condensation can occur: • When the DVD Recorder is moved from a cold place to a warm place. • Under extremely humid conditions. Cause Finalize the disc. (page 27) No solution.

  • Page 61: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Television system Recording format Recording Recording format Recordable discs 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 62

    Southport South Australia Adelaide Western Australia Perth For Service in outer areas, please contact your NEC retailer for the address of the nearest Authorized NEC Service Centre. Home Electronics Group From any where in Australia 184 Milperra Rd, Revesby 2212...

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