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NEC NDRV-62 Owner's Manual

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RC289-W_BAUSNNK_5875
DVD RECORDER/
VIDEO CASSETTE
RECORDER
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL : NDRV-62
PAL
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.

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    RC289-W_BAUSNNK_5875 DVD RECORDER/ VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : NDRV-62 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    RADIATION WHEN OPEN AND INTERLOCKS DEFEATED AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM. 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

    Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Safety Precautions..... . . 2 Table of Contents......3 Overview .

  • Page 4: Overview

    DVD drive. • When a DVD that has been used as above is used again in this recorder. • When a DVD disc recorded in a DVD recorder of another manufacturer, or in a personal computer DVD drive is used.

  • Page 5: Disc-related Terms

    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 6: About Dvd-r And Dvd-rw Disc

    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. Can I play my recordable discs in a regular DVD player? Generally, DVD-R discs and DVD-RW discs recorded in...

  • Page 7: About Dvd Recording

    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. • Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance.

  • Page 8: Remote Control Operation Range

    Overview (Continued) Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen.

  • Page 9: Recording Time And Picture Quality

    Overview (Continued) Recording time and picture quality There are five preset recording quality modes: XP – Highest quality setting, gives about 1 hour of recording time on a DVD (4.7GB). SP – Default quality, sufficient for most applications, gives about 2 hours of recording time on a DVD (4.7GB). LP –...

  • Page 10: Precautions

    Overview (Continued) Precautions Handling the unit When shipping the unit The original shipping carton and packing materials come in handy. For maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packaged at the factory. When setting up the unit The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio may be distorted during playback.

  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Front Panel 2 3 4 1. 1 1 POWER Switches the Recorder ON or OFF. 2. Disc Tray Insert a disc here. 3. PLAY/PAUSE (N/X) Starts playback. Pause playback or recording temporarily, press again to exit pause mode. 4. STOP (x) Stops playback or recording..

  • Page 12: Remote Control Overview

    Remote Control Overview POWER Switches the recorder ON or OFF. Select the Recorder’s function mode to DVD. Select the Recorder’s function mode to VCR. EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE - Opens and closes the disc tray. - Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu.

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel ANTENNA IN Connect the aerial to this terminal. OPTICAL (Digital audio output jack) Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs. S-VIDEO OUTPUT Connect to a S-Video Input on TV. COAXIAL (Digital audio output jack) Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment.

  • Page 14: Connections

    Connections 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. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections.

  • Page 15: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connections (Continued) 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 OUTPUT 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 16: Accessory Audio/video (a/v) Connections To Recorder

    Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections to Recorder Connect the INPUT1 or AV IN 2 on the recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, using audio/video cables. Front of Recorder Rear of Recorder Connecting a Digital Camcorder Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to connect a DV digital camcorder or video deck or DVD-R/RW recorder and digitally transfer DV tapes or...

  • Page 17: Before Operation

    Before Operation Auto Set Up After resetting the unit, the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the language, tuner channels and clock automati- cally. Select a language for the Setup menu and on- screen display. Use v / V to select a language then press ENTER.

  • Page 18: Program Edit

    Before Operation (Continued) Press HOME. The Home menu appears. Use b / B to select the Setup option. While the Start option is selected, press ENTER. Press B to move to the second level. Use v / V to select the Auto Programming option.

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    Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit (Continued) Station Rename You can name stations independently. Names can be up to 5 characters long. 1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List menu then press ENTER. Program List options appear on the left side of the Program List menu.

  • Page 20: Clock Set

    Before Operation (Continued) Clock Set Press HOME. The Home menu appears. Use b / B to select the Setup option. While the Start option is selected, press ENTER. 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 21: Factory Set

    Before Operation (Continued) Factory Set If you need to, you can reset the recorder to all its factory settings. Select ‘SET’ icon then press ENTER and auto setup menu will appear. (See page 17). Some options can not be reset. Language Settings Display Language Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen...

  • Page 22: Audio Settings

    Before Operation (Continued) Audio Settings Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. Dolby Digital PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital stereo amplifier.

  • Page 23: Lock (parental Control) Settings

    Before Operation (Continued) Lock (Parental Control) Settings Set Password To access the Rating, Set Password and Area Code features, you must enter a 4-digit security password. Press HOME. The Home menu appears. Use b / B to select the Setup option. While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.

  • Page 24: Area Code

    Before Operation (Continued) Area Code Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list (See “Area Code List”, page 56.). Press HOME. The Home menu appears. Use b / B to select the Setup option. While the Start option is selected, press ENTER.

  • Page 25: Dv Record Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) DV Record 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 26: Finalize

    Before Operation (Continued) 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.

  • Page 27: Disc Protect

    Before Operation (Continued) Disc Protect When recording in DVD+RW / +R disc or VR mode for- matted DVD-RW disc, set to ON to prevent accidental recording, editing or deleting of the disc loaded. If you need to unlock the disc to make edits, select OFF. Set Playback Control (PBC) to On or Off.

  • Page 28: General Explanation Of On-screen Display

    Before Operation (Continued) 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, indi- cating that the operation is not permitted by the Recorder or is not available on the disc.

  • Page 29: Playback

    Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD or Video CD Playback Setup Before using the remote control, press the DVD but- ton to select the device to be operated. Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- nected to the Recorder.

  • Page 30: Slow Motion

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (Continued) Slow Motion Video 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode. 2 Press BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD(M) during PAUSE mode. The Recorder will enter SLOW mode. 3 Use the BACKWARD (m) or FORWARD (M) to select the required speed: t 1/16, t 1/8, t 1/4, or t 1/2 (backward), or T...

  • Page 31: Marker Search

    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.

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    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Changing the Audio Channel Video With a Video CD, press AUDIO then press b / B repeat- edly 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 33: Playing A Divx Movie Disc

    Playing a DivX Movie Disc Playing a DivX Movie Disc Using this unit you can play DivX disc. Before playing DivX files, read “About DivX movie files” on right. This recorder cannot play back the DivX file(s) in the USB Memory Stick. 1.

  • Page 34: Audio Cd And Mp3/wma Operation

    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Disc The Recorder can play audio CDs. Also, the Recorder can play MP3/WMA formatted recordings on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW disc or USB Memory Stick. Before playing MP3/WMA recordings, read the notes on MP3/WMA Recordings on page 35.

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    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation (Continued) Pause 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. 2 To return to playback, press PLAY (N) or press PAUSE/STEP (X) again. Moving to Another Track Press SKIP (. or >) briefly during playback to go to the next track or to return to the beginning of the current track.

  • Page 36: Jpeg File Operation

    JPEG File Operation Viewing a JPEG File The recorder can play JPEG files from discs or USB Memory Stick. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG Recordings” on page 37. Insert a disc and close the tray. The Photo menu appears on the TV screen. Use v V b B to select a folder, then press ENTER.

  • Page 37: Jpeg File Operation

    JPEG File Operation (Continued) Skip Images While viewing a picture, press SKIP (. or >) once to advance to the next file or return to the previous file. Rotate Images Use v / V while viewing a picture to flip the picture clockwise or counterclockwise.

  • Page 38: Vcr Mode Tape Playback

    VCR Mode Tape Playback Preparation Before using the remote control, press the VCR but- ton to select the device to be operated. Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- nected to the Recorder. Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select the input source connected to the Recorder.

  • Page 39: Recording

    Basic Recording Basic Recording from a TV Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc or tape is full or you stop the recording. Switch on the Recorder, select the device (VCR or DVD) for Recording and load a recordable disc or tape.

  • Page 40: Copying From Dvd To Vcr

    Basic Recording (Continued) Copying from DVD to VCR You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape using the DUBBING button. If the DVD (or Discs) you are attempting to copy is copy protected, you will not be able to copy the disc. It is not permitted to copy Macrovision encoded DVDs (or Discs).

  • Page 41: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This Recorder can be programmed to record up to 16 programs within a period of 1 month. Press HOME. The Home menu appears. Use b / B to select the TV option. Use v / V to select the Timer Record option then press ENTER.

  • Page 42: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording (Continued) Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the Recorder is turned on. Follow steps 1-3 as shown on page 41. • Use v / V to select a timer recording. • Press ENTER to edit the selected program. Timer Record menu appears.

  • Page 43: Recording From An External Input

    • The source signal must be DVC-SD format. • 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 Recorder from this one.

  • Page 44: What Is Dv

    Recording from an External Input (Continued) What is DV? 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) camcorders.

  • Page 45: 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.

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    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List-Playlist Menu Press DISC 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 47: Deleting A Title Video

    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 48: Editing

    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 49: 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 50: 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 or chapter is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later —...

  • Page 51: 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- Original or Chapter List-Original menu, the title or chap- ter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining...

  • Page 52: Naming A Title

    Press RETURN (O) repeatedly to exit the menu. otes • 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 53: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display Title List-Playlist menu. To display the Chapter List-Playlist menu, refer to “Using the Chapter List-Playlist Menu”...

  • 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 appear on the left side of the screen.

  • Page 55: Additional Information

    Additional Information Overwrite Recording To overwrite a new video recording to a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available on DVD+R, which always record at the end of the Disc. Select input source you want to record (chan- nel, AV1-2, DV).

  • Page 56: Language Code And Area Code List

    Language Code and Area Code List 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...

  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom No power. The power cord is disconnected. No picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder signal output. The video cable is not connected securely.

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    Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom Can’t play a disc The disc was recorded in Video mode. 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 59: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Net weight (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Television system Recording format System Laser Video head system Signal system Recording Recording format Recordable discs Recordable time Video recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Audio recording format Sampling frequency Compression format...

  • Page 60

    Southport South Australia Adelaide Western Australia Perth For Service in outer areas, please contact your NEC retailer for the address of the nearest Authorised NEC Service Centre NEC Australia Pty. Ltd. ABN 86 001 217 527 Home Electronics Group 184 Milperra Rd, Revesby 2212...

  • Page 61

    P/NO : MFL36995875...

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