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• This unit is equipped with two CI/CI Plus slots. They can receive encrypted digital broadcast
Software (Firmware) Update
Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder
Blu-ray Disc technology and broadcast services continue to add new features.
As they evolve, firmware updates may be required to support the latest
features. Panasonic strives to continually update firmware as new technology is
released. It's very important you install the latest updates to maintain proper
operation of your unit.
For details, refer to "Software (Firmware) Update" ( (This site is in English only.)

Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Blu-ray Disc technology and broadcast services continue to add new features. As they evolve, firmware updates may be required to support the latest features. Panasonic strives to continually update firmware as new technology is released. It’s very important you install the latest updates to maintain proper operation of your unit.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions WARNING CAUTION Unit Unit • To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or • This unit utilizes a laser. Use of controls or product damage, adjustments or performance of procedures other - Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, than those specified herein may result in dripping or splashing.
  • Page 3: Supplied Accessories

    - Do not use batteries if the covering has been Indemnity concerning recorded content peeled off. Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for - Remove batteries if you do not intend to use damages directly or indirectly due to any type of the remote control for a long period of time.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Editing video Safety precautions ..... . 2 Supplied accessories ....3 Deleting/Editing recorded titles .
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Basic Settings ......82 DMR-BCT84 and DMR-BCT74. The illustrations in these ..... 82...
  • Page 6: Hdd And Media Information

    Getting started HDD and media information Getting started For more details, refer also to the specifications. ( 110) Recordable/playable contents (–: Impossible) Media type Standard symbol Recordable contents Playable contents • Video • AVCHD/AVCHD 3D Built-in hard disk drive • JPEG [HDD] (HDD) §1...
  • Page 7 It cannot be recorded directly. (Only compatible with copying from the built-in HDD) §2 Recorded with AVCHD format compatible devices (Panasonic video camera, etc.). It may not be §3 able to play back, add, or edit depending on the device.
  • Page 8: Recording Mode

    Getting started HDD and media information About extension of files MP4: “.MP4” “.mp4” “.MOV” “.mov” MPEG2: “.MPG” “.mpg” “.MPEG” “.mpeg” “.M2TS” “.m2ts” “.MTS” “.mts” “.TS” “.ts” Xvid: “.AVI” “.avi” Subtitle text files: “.SRT” “.srt” “.SUB” “.sub” “.TXT” “.txt” MKV: “.MKV” “.mkv”...
  • Page 9: Notes

    Getting started • Disc recorded on another device Notes • It may be necessary to finalize the disc, create Top Menu or close the session on the Notes for an External HDD (USB HDD) equipment used for recording to play on this You can use an external HDD in the following two unit.
  • Page 10 Getting started HDD and media information Media handling Notes for the SD cards • Do not touch the recorded surface of the discs • Compatible SD card or the terminal surface of the SD cards. - SD Memory Card (from 8 MB to 2 GB, FAT12 and FAT16 DO NOT formats) - SDHC Memory Card...
  • Page 11: Unit Care

    • This lens cleaner may not be available for sale in all countries, e.g. not available in Setup precautions Germany, please consult your Panasonic • Place the unit on a surface that is flat and dealer for advice. not subject to vibration or impact.
  • Page 12: Control Reference Guide

    Getting started Control reference guide Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. Remote control 9 Show DIRECT NAVIGATOR, Top Menu,  Pop-up Menu ( : Show OPTION menu ( 50, 65, 69) ; Colour buttons (Use in accordance with ...
  • Page 13 Getting started Main unit • While writing to/reading from the media, do not switch the unit to standby mode or remove the media. Such action Display    may result in loss of the media contents. • When inserting the media, ensure that it is facing the right way up.
  • Page 14: Ci (common Interface) Module

    Getting started CI (Common Interface) module An appropriate CI module is required to view or record the encrypted broadcast. You need a CI module, CAM (Conditional Access Module) together with a certified Smart Card, and a subscription with the corresponding broadcaster. •...
  • Page 15: About Ci Plus Compatible Broadcast

    Getting started About CI Plus compatible broadcast Retention limit There are some titles for which the playback will “CI Plus” is a technical specification that imposes be disabled after a predetermined time. contents protection, etc. (e.g., Permitted playback period is 90 minutes after recording.) CI Plus contents protection •...
  • Page 16: Connection

    • When outputting 1080p or 24p (4K) signal, please use HDMI cables 5.0 meters or less. It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. • In case problems occur for the playback of content such as no picture or picture distortion, check the HDMI cable, related connections and the compatibility of TV video input.
  • Page 17: Amplifier/receiver Connections

    Getting started Amplifier/receiver connections When the unit is not to be used for a long time HDMI terminal To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket. This unit consumes a small • You will not be able to view 3D programmes or amount of power, even when the unit is in 4K images with this connection if your standby mode.
  • Page 18 Getting started Connection ∫ Amplifier/receiver not compatible with 3D DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal or 4K ∫ Using Optical digital audio cable 3D programmes or 4K images can be Amplifier/receiver played back when this unit is connected to a 3D or 4K compatible TV. •...
  • Page 19: Network Connection

    • Inserting any cable other than a LAN cable in the LAN Panasonic will in no way be responsible for any terminal can damage the unit. incidental damage which may arise due to a...
  • Page 20: Settings

    While pressing [TV Í], enter the code with the number buttons.   TV operation buttons Manufacturer and Code No. DRIVE INPUT SELECT Brand Code Brand Code PAGE Panasonic 01/02/03/04 NOBLEX AIWA NOKIA 25/26/27/60/61 AKAI 27/30 INTERNET NORDMENDE BEKO 05/71/72/73/74 RADIO/ OLEVIA...
  • Page 21: Easy Setting

    Getting started Clock will be set automatically. Easy Setting If the clock setting screen appears, set the Turn on the TV, then select the appropriate time manually ( 94, Clock). AV input to suit the connections to this unit. Press [Í] on the remote control or [Í/I] on Set Quick Start to “On”, “Off”...
  • Page 22: Easy Network Setting

    Getting started Settings To stop partway Easy Network Setting Press [RETURN After completing “Easy Setting”, you can continue with “Easy Network Setting”. To restart setup 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. ( Select “Wired” or “Wireless”, then press 2 Select “Basic Settings” in “Setup”, then press [OK].
  • Page 23 Getting started Connection method to wireless access point When you experience problems Refer to “When you experience problems with Search for wireless network: Easy Network Setting”. ( 109) 1 Select “Search for wireless network”, then press [OK]. To restart Easy Network Setting 2 The available wireless networks will be 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU].
  • Page 24: Function Menu Screen

    Getting started FUNCTION MENU screen You can easily access the desired functions, such FUNCTION MENU list as playback, timer recording, the unit’s settings • [BCT84] etc. via the FUNCTION MENU. Keyword Recording ( Press [FUNCTION MENU]. • TV Guide ( [BCT84] •...
  • Page 25: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts If this unit requests a PIN Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. ( Enter the PIN with the number buttons by following the on-screen instructions. Press [INPUT SELECT] and select “TV”, •...
  • Page 26: Using Channel List

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Using Channel List Using TV Guide system You can select from the list of channel names. Press [GUIDE]. Press [OK]. e.g. Landscape view ([BCT84]) Landscape TV Guide TUE 07.01.2014 8:05 Category: All DVB Channels All DVB Channels Sorting 123...
  • Page 27: Using Channel Information

    Watching broadcasts Using channel information Operations while watching broadcast While watching a programme To show subtitle Press [STATUS When “ ” appears in channel information 71:20 DR Press [STTL • Press again to hide subtitle. To change subtitle language 10:30 1 Press [OPTION].
  • Page 28 Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts To show the Teletext Aspect You can switch the screen mode. When “ ” appears in channel information Refer to “Switching the aspect ratio of the screen”. ( 100) 1 Press [TEXT 2 Use [3, 4, 2, 1], number buttons or colour To select the contents in the broadcast buttons, etc.
  • Page 29: Rewind Live Tv/pause Live Tv

    Watching broadcasts While pausing a programme via external input: REWIND LIVE TV/PAUSE LIVE TV Press [STATUS ] twice. This unit temporarily saves a live TV programme you are watching with this unit’s tuner on HDD. 8:50:55 01.01.2013  REWIND LIVE TV Play 8:50.50 You can rewind live TV programme to the point...
  • Page 30: Recording

    Recording Recording TV programmes Recording Select “Automatic Stop”, then press [OK]. • This operation only records to built-in HDD. • One touch recording (OTR) • This unit can record two programmes being Recording stops automatically when the broadcasted at the same time. programme ends.
  • Page 31: Operation During Recording

    Recording To convert the recording mode after recording Operation during Recording in DR mode Refer to “File Conversion”. ( To check the recording programme To confirm whether the conversion is Press [STATUS completed Refer to “To confirm whether the conversion is e.g., While recording two programmes simultaneously completed”.
  • Page 32: Notes For Recording Of An Encrypted Broadcast

    Recording Recording TV programmes To pause recording Notes for recording of an encrypted broadcast After displaying the recording programme, press [PAUSE ;]. This unit allows you to record/view/play an • Press again to restart recording. encrypted programme by decryption using a (A title is not split into separate titles.) supporting CI module.
  • Page 33 Recording When “Decryption Recording” is selected Decryption Decryption is performed when the unit is turned Programme “A” “B” off. It will take about the same time as the While recording recorded duration. programme “A”, start Record Recording impossible recording programme (Decrypted) “Copy”...
  • Page 34: Timer Recording

    Recording Timer recording To cancel a timer recording on the TV Guide screen 1 Select the programme to cancel, then press • You can enter up to 32 programmes within a the red button. month in advance. (Each daily or weekly 2 Select “Timer Rec Cancel”, then press [OK].
  • Page 35: Manually Programming Timer Recording

    Recording Manually programming timer Timer recording options recording Select the items and change the items. Press [PROG/CHECK]. e.g., Timer Recording 30:24 DR TUE 07.01.2014 8:05 Timer Recording 30:30 DR TUE 07.01.2014 8:05 Channel Name Schedule Space Mode Channel Day/Date Start Stop Mode Conv.
  • Page 36: Timer Recording From Channel Information

    Recording Timer recording Timer recording from channel Notes on timer recording information • When the programme recorded in DR mode is You can make timer recording of the current or converted, the audio content and subtitle next programme. language will be selected according to the following settings: While watching a programme - “Multi Audio”...
  • Page 37: To Confirm And Edit A Timer Programme

    Recording To confirm and edit a timer Screen icons programme Red: Timer recording standby is activated. Press [PROG/CHECK]. Grey: Timer recording standby is deactivated. e.g., [BCT84] Currently recording programme Timer Recording 30:30 DR TUE 07.01.2014 8:05 Channel Name Schedule Space Mode A part or all of the programme will not be MON 13.01...
  • Page 38: Keyword Recording

    Recording Keyword Recording Keyword Recording conditions [BCT84] Search Conditions: Keyword 1-16 The unit can find programmes that include Input the keyword to be registered. specified keywords from programme names and • Refer to “Entering text”. ( programme information on TV Guide, and record •...
  • Page 39 Recording To add/edit the Keyword Priority order of Keyword Recording Select the Keyword and press [OK], then Recording takes place in the following order of make required settings. priority: • Refer to “Keyword Recording” ( 1 A programme that is already being recorded 2 Timer Recording To deactivate the Keyword Recording 3 A programme with a smaller keyword...
  • Page 40: Playing Back Video

    Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Playing back video DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen § “For recorded titles ( 9)” only Screen icons § Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Currently recording programme Select “Video” in “Contents on HDD”, Protected title then press [OK]. Title was not recorded due to e.g., [BCT84] recording protection...
  • Page 41 Playing back video Title is recorded using a different Showing Information encoding system from that of the Select the title, then press [STATUS unit. Change the “TV System” ( 82, 90). Radio programme Switching the appearance 3D contents 1 Press [OPTION]. •...
  • Page 42 Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Editing the grouped titles Playback from Chapter View 1 Select the title or the group, then press the Regarding chapters yellow button. You can divide a title into multiple chapters. Each • A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. section between the division points (Chapter •...
  • Page 43: Playing Keyword Recording Titles

    Playing back video To display Keyword List Playing Keyword Recording titles Press the green button in step 2. ( [BCT84] • Refer to “Displaying the Keyword List”. ( Select “Keyword Record” tab. Video Menu DIRECT NAVIGATOR To protect Keyword Recording titles Time Remaining 45:54 (DR) Keyword Record Not Viewed...
  • Page 44: Playing Titles On The Media

    Playing back video Playing titles on the media Menu screen § Selecting screen for each operation is displayed when the media is inserted, and you can access the operation screen easily. “For data files ( 9)” only § e.g., [USB] USB Device Insert the media.
  • Page 45: Notes For Bd-live Discs

    Playing back video DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen Notes for BD-Live discs e.g., [BD-V] BD-Live allows you to enjoy more functions such Video Menu All Titles DIRECT NAVIGATOR BD-RE Time Remaining 10:30 (DR) as subtitles, exclusive images and online games Channel Date Title Name by connecting this unit to the Internet.
  • Page 46: Operation During Play

    Playing back video Operation during play Quick View Press and hold [PLAY/a1.3 1]. • Press again to return to normal speed. • Xvid, MKV, MP4 and MPEG2: Quick View is not effective. • Depending on the media and the type of file, some •...
  • Page 47 Playing back video Frame-by-frame To display menu While paused, press [2] (2;) or [1] (;1). [BD-V] [DVD-V] • Each press shows the next frame. 1 Press [OPTION]. • Press and hold to change in succession forward 2 Select “Playback Menu”, then press [OK]. or backward.
  • Page 48: 3d Video Playback

    Playing back video Operation during play Changing audio 3D video playback Press [AUDIO]. Preparation • It will switch depending on the contents Connect 3D compatible TV to this unit. ( recorded every time it is pressed. • Perform the necessary preparations for the TV. Play back following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Page 49 Playing back video 3D settings during playback • Depending on the contents, displayed items are different. Change this setting when the screen is not • This unit only guarantees the playback of the Frame correctly displayed for 3D compatible Sequential and the Side-by-Side (Half) programme types. programmes.
  • Page 50: Editing Video

    Editing video Deleting/Editing recorded titles Editing video Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, Available disc space after deleting recorded content cannot be restored to its original state. Make certain before proceeding. • [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] The space deleted becomes available for §...
  • Page 51 Editing video Multiple editing Partial deleting Select the title, then press the yellow button in [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] step 1. 1 Select “Partial Delete” in “Edit”, then press A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. [OK]. • Press the yellow button again to cancel. 2 Press [OK] at the start point and end point to delete.
  • Page 52 Editing video Deleting/Editing recorded titles 3 Select the item, then press [OK]. File Conversion Convert & Delete: [HDD] [USB_HDD] The original title will be deleted to save HDD File Conversion is a function to convert the capacity after conversion. recording mode of the title in DR mode and Convert Only: AVCHD contents.
  • Page 53 Editing video • Teletext will not be recorded. Editing chapters • File Conversion is stopped when this unit is turned on during performing “During standby” conversion. Conversion [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] will start from the beginning again once the unit is switched to standby mode.
  • Page 54: Copying Video

    Copying video Copying titles Copying video §1, 2, 3 Set other settings, then press [OK]. e.g., Automatic Standby after Copy §1, 3 Standby status can be changed if required. Please press OK to start copying. “For recorded titles ( 9)” only §1 The title in the source media will be deleted.
  • Page 55 Copying video To change the selection Setting the copying options 1 Select the item in step 8 ( 54). 1 Select “No”, then press [OK] in step 7 ( 54). 2 Press [2, 1] to change the settings. e.g., [HDD] > [BD-RE] ([BCT84]) The order of copying •...
  • Page 56: Copying From Media Other Than Hdd With Direct Navigator

    Copying video Copying titles Copying from media other than HDD Copying titles with copying list with DIRECT NAVIGATOR ,. [USB_HDD] [HDD] §1, 2, 3 [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [+RW] > [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] > [HDD] Insert a disc. [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] The menu screen appears.
  • Page 57 Copying video Register titles for copy. Make other settings. 1 Select “Create List”, then press 1 Select “Other Settings”, then press [1] (right). [1] (right). 2 Select “New item”, then press [OK]. e.g., 3 Select the title, then press the yellow Copy button.
  • Page 58 Copying video Copying titles Editing the copying list Screen icons 1 Select the title after step 4-4 ( 57). Titles that cannot be copied in high speed mode Copy Cancel All Destination Capacity: 2:00 Size: 1:00 ( 50% ) Titles that cannot be copied Copy Direction Size Title...
  • Page 59: Notes For Copying

    Copying video Notes for copying Notes for normal speed copy • [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] You cannot copy to Notes for high speed copy the disc in the following cases. High Speed Copying is the process of copying a - When there is not enough free space on the title to disc in high speed while maintaining the HDD.
  • Page 60: Copying A Finalised Disc

    Copying video Copying titles Notes for copying 3D programmes Copying a finalised disc • It may not display correctly in 3D when a copied [DVD-V] > [HDD] 3D programme is played back. In such a case, While playing a disc, the content being played is change the “Signal Format”...
  • Page 61: Copying Title Playing

    Copying video Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Copying Title Playing • When the Top Menu is displayed: [HDD] > [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] Select the title you want to start copying, [+RW] then press [OK]. Play back the title to copy. 01/02 •...
  • Page 62: Copying Hd Video (avchd) To The Dvd-r In High Definition

    - Exceeding 18 Mbps - 1080/50p or 1080/60p - Without the AVCHD information (video recorded with certain non-Panasonic equipment, video copied to the HDD after copying it to BD-R or BD-RE once, etc.) • 3D video may not be copied correctly.
  • Page 63: Photo And Music

    Photo and Music Playing photos Photo and Music To exit the Calendar screen §1 §2 §3 Press [PAUSE ;]. • When there are many files and/or folders, some files may not be displayed or not be playable. ( 112) “For data files ( 9)”...
  • Page 64: Photo Play Option

    Photo and Music Playing photos Photo play option Slideshow settings While displaying a photo: On the Photo Menu screen: Press [OPTION]. Press the green button. Select the item, then press [OK]. Slideshow Graphic Display Level Start Slideshow You can change the 3D position of the Interval Normal Transition Effect...
  • Page 65: Editing Photos

    Photo and Music Editing photos §1 §2 Select the item, then press [OK]. Enter Folder Name [BD-RE] only §1 Refer to “Entering text”. ( [RAM] only §2 Combine Folders On the Photo Menu screen: [HDD] e.g., [HDD] Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Photo Menu Delete Folder 03.01.2012...
  • Page 66: Copying Photos

    Photo and Music Copying photos §1 §2 §3 Copying automatically [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] > [HDD] [DVD-R] [CD] [SD] [USB] “For data files ( 9)” only (JPEG, MPO) §1 Newly added photos will automatically be copied [BD-RE] only §2 to the HDD. [RAM] [DVD-R] only §3 Insert the media.
  • Page 67: Playing Music

    Photo and Music Playing music Copying music (MP3) to HDD §1 §2 [USB_HDD] [DVD-R] [CD] [USB] > [HDD] “For data files ( 9)” only (MP3) §1 After performing steps 1–2 ( [DVD-R] only §2 Press the blue button. Music CD: Select “Copy”, then press [OK].
  • Page 68: Operations During Music Play

    Photo and Music Playing music Skip My Favourites Press [SKIP :] or [SKIP 9]. Tracks registered in “My Favourites”. Select the track, then press [OK]. Repeat Play/Random • Registering a track to the “My Favourites”. Refer to “Repeat Play” or “Random” in Basic (Up to 99 tracks) Operation menu ( 80).
  • Page 69: Editing Music/playlist

    Photo and Music Editing music/playlist Delete All Tracks 1 If the confirmation screen appears: On the Music Menu screen: Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Press [OPTION]. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. e.g., Music Menu Delete Album Total Tracks 53 Artists Select “Delete”, then press [OK].
  • Page 70: Network

    For more details, refer to the following website operation of equipment connected via a network, and the operating instructions for each item of refer to their respective operating instructions. equipment. DLNA function compatible software should be § (This site is in English only.) installed.
  • Page 71: Using This Unit As Client

    DLNA Certified media server (such as a PC • If you want to display the playback menu while playing back with Windows 7 installed, etc.). a video on the Panasonic DLNA compatible equipment, press [AUDIO]. • Depending on the contents and the connected equipment, playback may not be possible.
  • Page 72: Using This Unit As Media Renderer

    Following steps are necessary to use this unit as JPEG .jpg Media Renderer. .mpo §1, 2 Only when the server is another Panasonic §1 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Blu-ray Disc Recorder, etc. Select “Media Renderer” in “Home Network”, 2D playback only.
  • Page 73: Using Smart Home Networking (dlna) With Wi-fi Direct

    Network Using Smart Home Networking When no devices are found (DLNA) with Wi-Fi Direct ® Wi-Fi Direct Connection Wi-Fi Direct is a standard that enables wireless Device not found. To connect with a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device, LAN devices to communicate each other directly please check connection mode of pairing device and select “Search again”.
  • Page 74: Remote Viewing And Recording

    Preparation discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the • Perform network connection and settings. content or the continuity of the services. 19, 22) •...
  • Page 75: With Other Equipment

    With Other Equipment Recording from external equipment With Other Equipment To stop recording Press [STOP ∫]. Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP Manually programming timer recording from external equipment Refer to “Manually programming timer recording” 35). • Following contents or media cannot be played back while This unit Amplifier/receiver, recording from external equipment.
  • Page 76: Copying The Hd Video (avchd)

    Disc”, then press [OK]. • The original file must be in the AVCHD standard. • If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB connection cable, setup screen may be displayed on the connected equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the connected equipment.
  • Page 77: Registering The External Hdd (usb Hdd)

    • For details about connection method, refer to For the latest information on confirmed USB the instructions supplied with the USB HDD. HDDs, please check the following website. Disconnecting the USB HDD Please use the following procedure to disconnect. • Certain non-confirmed USB HDDs cannot be Disconnecting without following this procedure used with this unit.
  • Page 78: Registering The Usb Hdd

    With Other Equipment Registering the external HDD (USB HDD) Registering the USB HDD To cancel all USB HDD registrations Refer to “Cancellation of all USB HDD • If the registering screen appears when Registrations”. ( connecting the USB HDD, go to step 5. Press [FUNCTION MENU].
  • Page 79: Convenient Functions

    Playing music continuously even after • This unit supports “HDAVI Control 5” function. “HDAVI Control 5” is the standard for Panasonic’s HDAVI turning off power to the TV Control compatible equipment. This standard is compatible The following operations make it possible to keep with Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI equipment.
  • Page 80: Playback Menu

    Convenient functions Playback menu A variety of operations and settings such as Basic Operation changing the subtitles and audio languages can Soundtrack §1 be performed during playback of video or music. Show or change the soundtrack. Also, picture and sound quality can be set to your Multi Audio personal taste.
  • Page 81 Convenient functions Picture Settings Sound Effect Settings §2 Picture Type §2 Sound Effects Select the picture type. • This function is effective when “Digital Audio Sharpness Adjustment Output” is set to “PCM”. ( Adjusts the sharpness of images. The greater Night Surround Enjoy a movie with powerful sound even the value is, the sharper images will be.
  • Page 82: Basic Settings

    Convenient functions Basic Settings You can change the unit’s settings of DVB Tuning, Menu list Sound, Display, Connection, Network etc. in the The locations of the setting items are as follows. menu. For details on each setting item, please refer to Common procedures the following pages.
  • Page 83 Convenient functions Picture Network Still Mode ( Easy Network Setting ( Network Settings ( Sound LAN Connection Mode ( Dynamic Range Compression ( Wireless Settings ( Downmix ( Connection Setting ( Bilingual Audio Selection ( Double Speed Mode Setting ( 2.4GHz ) ( Digital Audio Output ( IP Address / DNS Settings ( PCM Down Conversion (...
  • Page 84: Dvb Tuning

    Convenient functions Basic Settings DVB Tuning Auto Setup You can restart the Auto Setup. ( Favourites Edit 1 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. You can create four favourites of channels for • If the country selection screen appears: making viewing and recording easier. Select the country, then press [OK].
  • Page 85 Convenient functions Settings for DVB-C Channels Signal Condition You can check the quality and strength of Channel List signals. You can edit the channel list. Press [CH W X] to select the channel. • To hide/reveal channels 1 Select the channel. •...
  • Page 86: Hdd / Disc / Usb Hdd

    Convenient functions Basic Settings HDD / Disc / USB HDD Subtitle Text Select the language for Xvid and MKV Settings for Playback subtitles text. • This item is displayed only after playing 3D BD-Video Playback back a Xvid or MKV file with subtitle text. Select the playback method of 3D compatible video software.
  • Page 87 Convenient functions Aspect for Recording Format HDD Sets the aspect ratio when recording or Formatting deletes all contents on the copying except in DR mode. built-in HDD, and they cannot be restored. • “HG”, “HX”, “HE”, “HL” or “HM” mode: Check carefully before proceeding.
  • Page 88: [bct84]

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Picture Digital Audio Output PCM Down Conversion Still Mode Select how to output audio with a sampling Select the type of picture shown when you pause frequency of 96 kHz. play. • On: • Field: Signals are converted to 48 kHz. Select if jittering occurs when “Automatic”...
  • Page 89: Display

    Convenient functions Display [BCT84] Settings for High Clarity Sound Language You can set “Audio Output” and “Front Panel Select the language for on-screen menus. Display” when “High Clarity Sound” ( 81) is set to “On (Video Off)” or “On(Video On)”. On-Screen Information Audio Output Select the time until the channel information...
  • Page 90: Connection

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Connection HDMI Connection HDMI Video Format 3D Settings You can only select items compatible with the 3D Type connected equipment. If 3D video cannot be played back in 3D, you • If “Automatic” is selected, the output may be able to play it in 3D by changing the resolution best suited to the connected TV setting.
  • Page 91: Network

    Convenient functions Network Deep Colour Output This setting is for selecting whether to use Easy Network Setting Deep Colour output when a TV that supports Deep Colour is connected. Press [OK] to start Easy Network Setting. ( HDMI Audio Output Network Settings Select “Off”...
  • Page 92 For details please check the following • To set the IP address and DNS website. 1 Set “IP Address Auto-assignment” and “DNS-IP Auto-assignment” to “Off”. (This site is in English only.) 2 Select the item, then press [OK] to show the respective setting.
  • Page 93: Others

    Convenient functions Remote device list Home Network Settings • To register equipment manually You can set the DLNA (Server) function. 1 Select the device name or the MAC Address for the device you want to register, then press [OK]. Home Network function 2 Select “Yes”, then press [OK].
  • Page 94 Remote Control Change the remote control code on the main unit 3 Press [OK]. and the remote control if you place other Panasonic products close together. • Use “Set Code 1”, the factory set code, under normal circumstances. SQT0351...
  • Page 95: Language Code List

    Convenient functions Language code list System Update Software Update in Standby Abkhazian: 6566 Lingala: 7678 Afar: 6565 Lithuanian: 7684 When you set this unit to standby mode, Macedonian: 7775 Afrikaans: 6570 software (firmware) updates ( 96) are Albanian: 8381 Malagasy: 7771 downloaded automatically at the time you Amharic:...
  • Page 96: Software (firmware) Update

    • If the timer recording is started, CAM software upgrade is cancelled to start recording. the Panasonic support site below. • You can also download the latest software (firmware) from • For details, refer to your CAM’s operating instructions or the following website.
  • Page 97: Other Operations

    Convenient functions Other operations Media management Disc Protection [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. [SD] e.g., Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Disc Name Select “Media”, then press [OK]. Disc Protection Delete all titles •...
  • Page 98 Convenient functions Other operations Format Disc/Format Card Top Menu [BD-RE] [RAM] [DVD-RW] [+RW] [SD] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] [BD-R] [+R] (New disc only) You can select the background for DVD-Video Top Menu. Formatting deletes all contents (including Select the background, then press [OK]. computer data), and they cannot be restored.
  • Page 99: Entering Text

    • [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] If you finalise discs recorded on Press the yellow button, then select Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background characters. selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed. • Discs finalised on this unit may not be playable on other •...
  • Page 100: Switching The Aspect Ratio Of The Screen

    Convenient functions Other operations Switching the aspect ratio of the HOLD function screen The HOLD function deactivates all buttons on the unit and remote control. When the image does not match the screen size of the TV, you can enlarge the image to fill the Press and hold [OK] and [RETURN screen.
  • Page 101: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Troubleshooting Before requesting service, make the following The unit is switched to standby mode checks. If the problem still persists, consult automatically. your dealer for instructions. • VIERA Link has worked. ( 79, Power off link) Updating to the latest software (firmware) may solve the problem.
  • Page 102: Tv Screen And Video

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide The images do not appear on the TV. TV screen and video The picture is distorted during play, or video Screen size is wrong. is not played correctly. • Check the “TV Aspect” or “Aspect for 4:3 Video”. •...
  • Page 103: Sound

    Troubleshooting Recording, timer recording and 3D video is not output correctly. copying • 3D video may be output correctly by changing the following settings: Cannot record. - “3D Type” of “3D Settings” ( Cannot copy. - “Signal Format” ( 49, 3D settings during •...
  • Page 104: Play

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Play A part or whole of a recorded title has been lost. Cannot play back. • If there is a power failure or the AC mains lead is • The disc is dirty. ( disconnected from the household mains socket •...
  • Page 105: Edit

    Troubleshooting • This unit does not recognize USB HDDs other Edit than those in which the size of one sector is 512-bytes or 4096-bytes. (For details, consult The available recording time does not the dealer of your USB HDD.) increase even after deleting titles on the disc. •...
  • Page 106: Viera Link

    “HDAVI Control” again. • This unit does not support “ONE TOUCH PLAY” When using Wireless LAN connection, video function of the Panasonic AV Control Receiver. from the DLNA Certified media server is not played back or video frames are dropped Network during playback.
  • Page 107: Messages On The Front Panel Display

    Troubleshooting Messages on the front panel display No WRITE You cannot write to this disc. The following messages or service numbers The disc may be damaged. Use a new disc. appear on the front panel display when something unusual is detected. Please wait •...
  • Page 108 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide UPDATE / X HOLD (“∑” stands for a number.) The HOLD function is activated. ( 100) The software (firmware) is being updated. You cannot operate the unit until the update is or F complete. ( (“∑” stands for a number.) There is something unusual.
  • Page 109: When You Experience Problems With Easy Network Setting

    Troubleshooting When you experience problems with Check the Display following Easy Network Setting 1. LAN cable • Connection If there is any problem, the following message is connection or “Pass” and settings displayed on the screen. Wireless setting: of the hub Wireless Settings and router 2.
  • Page 110: Specifications

    Reference Specifications Reference Specifications are subject to change without ∫ Output terminal notice. Audio out (pinjack): 1 pc. Analogue audio output (L/R): ∫ General Standard: 0.5 Vrms, Dimensions: 430 mm (W) Full scale: 2.0 Vrms at 1 kHz (< 1 k≠) [BCT84] 63 mm (H) Digital audio out (optical): 1 pc.
  • Page 111 Reference ∫ Recordable discs ∫ Copying speed from HDD to BD-R in High BD-RE (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 2.1) Speed Copy BD-R (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 1.1), HDD (HM, 1 hour) > 6X Speed BD-R 1-4X SPEED (Ver. 1.2), Copying speed: 1-6X SPEED (Ver.
  • Page 112 Reference Specifications ∫ SD Card Maximum numbers of titles that can be Compatible media: SD Memory Card §1 recorded Format: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT §2 Data that can be played: JPEG, MPO, HDD, 3000 titles AVCHD format, MP4 USB HDD (When continuously recording for Includes SDHC/SDXC cards.
  • Page 113 Reference ∫ MP3 ∫ MKV Playable media: HDD, DVD-R (SL/DL), Playable media: BD-R (SL/DL), CD-R, CD-RW, USB device DVD-R (SL/DL), CD-R, CD-RW, USB device Compression rate: 32 kbps to 320 kbps MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) profile is up to High Sampling rate: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, Profile, Level 4.
  • Page 114 Reference Specifications ∫ HG, HX, HE, HL, HM modes Recording Mode BD-RE, BD-R Single Layer Dual Layer [BCT84] [BCT74] (1 TB) (500 GB) (25 GB) (50 GB) 157 hours 78 hours 4 hours 8 hours 235 hours 117 hours 6 hours 12 hours 353 hours 176 hours...
  • Page 115 The recording and playback of content on this or any other device may require permission from the owner of the copyright or other such rights in that content. Panasonic has no authority to and does not grant you that permission and explicitly disclaims any right, ability or intention to obtain such permission on your behalf.
  • Page 116: Licenses

    Reference Licenses “AVCHD”, “AVCHD 3D”, “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD 3D/Progressive” are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Copyright 2004-2014 Verance Corporation. Cinavia is a Verance Corporation trademark. Protected by U.S. Patent 7,369,677 and worldwide patents issued and pending under license from Verance Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 117 Basic Settings menu. At least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code covered under GPL V2.0, LGPL V2.1 or the other licenses with the...
  • Page 118: Index

    Reference Index Favourites ......84 Aspect ......90, 100 Finalise .
  • Page 119 Reference Quick Start ......93 USB HDD Cancellation of all USB HDD Registrations ......87 Recording .
  • Page 120 783 nm (CD)/661 nm (DVD)/405 nm (BD) Laserstyrke : Ingen farlig stråling sendes ut Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer for Europe: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web Site: SQT0351 F0814MT0...

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