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Panasonic DIGA DMR-BW750 Operating Instructions Manual

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The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show the image of DMR-BW850.
Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Trademark of the DVB Digital Video Broadcasting Project (1991 to 1996)
Declaration of Conformity (12th December 2008)
For DMR-BW850
For DMR-BW750
This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only, not pay TV or encrypted channels.
Region management information
BD-Video
This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the region code B.
DVD-Video
The unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number "4" or "ALL".
Web Site: http://panasonic.net
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No. 6257
No. 6258

Operating Instructions

Blu-ray Disc Recorder
DMR-BW850
Model No.
DMR-BW750
Example:
Example:
4
2
3
ALL
4
RQT9428-1L

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show the image of DMR-BW850. Dear customer Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely. Please keep this manual for future reference.
  • Page 2: Characteristics Of This Unit

    Characteristics of this unit Record with High Definition It is possible to record in high definition quality when the broadcast is high definition. 7-Day EPG Timer recording is made easier because the TV Guide allows you to see programme information up to 7 days ahead.
  • Page 3: Included Accessories

    Included accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. (Product numbers correct as of April 2009. These may be subject to change.) (N2QAYB000345) 1 Remote control 2 Batteries for remote control The remote control information Batteries Insert so the poles (+ and –) match those in the remote control. R6/LR6, AA Use alkaline or manganese batteries.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting started Getting started Characteristics of this unit ......2 Included accessories ......3 The remote control information .
  • Page 5 Still pictures Still pictures Playing still pictures......62 Useful functions during still picture play....63 Editing still pictures .
  • Page 6: Hdd And Disc Information

    HDD and disc information This unit can record or copy to the following HDD or discs. Internal Discs that can record to will differ depending on the recording method. To record It can only record to HDD by pressing [ * REC]. To timer record It can only record to HDD, BD-RE.
  • Page 7: Regarding Dr, Hg, Hx, He, Hl Mode

    Various recording modes can be selected when recording or copying is performed on this unit. Time and quality of recording varies depending on the recording mode. ( 30, Recording modes) The following are characteristics of DR, HG, HX, HE, HL mode. Regarding DR, HG, HX, HE, HL mode The following can be recorded or copied in DR, HG, HX, HE, HL mode BD-RE...
  • Page 8: Hdd And Discs You Can Use For Recording And Play

    HDD and disc information HDD and discs you can use for recording and play ( : Possible, –: Impossible) Disc type Standard symbol Data that can be recorded and played Quality in which video is recorded Recording mode in which video is recorded Rewritable Timer recording Copy once recording...
  • Page 9 DVD-RAM Disc type Standard symbol Data that can be recorded and played Quality in which video is recorded Recording mode in which video is recorded Rewritable Timer recording Copy-once recording CPRM compatible discs only. Play on other players back on Panasonic DVD recorders and DVD-RAM compatible DVD players.
  • Page 10: Play-only Discs

    HDD and disc information Play-only discs Disc type Logo BD-Video DVD-Video DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format) DVD-R DVD-R DL Disc with high defi nition video (AVCHD) recorded by high defi nition video camera, etc. Close the session after recording. Play may be impossible on some discs due to the condition of the recording. The producer of the disc can control how discs are played.
  • Page 11: Usb Memory And Card Information

    USB memory and card information USB memories you can use on this unit USB memories which are defi ned as USB mass storage class and digital camera that use PTP protocol: –USB memories that support USB 1.0/1.1 and USB 2.0 Full Speed/High Speed. USB memories of up to 128 GB can be used.
  • Page 12: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. DRIVE SELECT INPUT SELECT SLOW/SEARCH SKIP STOP PAUSE STATUS OPTION CREATE CHAPTER TIME SLIP REC MODE TEXT STTL AUDIO The unit’s display HDDSDVD USBDD 1 SD card slot indicator 2 USB port indicator 3 Copying indicator 4 Disc indicator...
  • Page 13: Main Unit

    Main unit 1 Standby/on switch ( 8 ) (➡ 18) Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of power. 2 Disc tray (➡ 15) 3 SD Card LED It is possible to set the LED to turn on/off.
  • Page 14: Hdd (hard Disk Drive) Handling Care

    HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care The HDD is a high precision recording instrument and because of its long recording capability and high speed operation it is a very special device that is easily susceptible to damage. As a basic rule, save important content to a disc as backup. ■...
  • Page 15: Media Handling (disc/usb Memory/sd Card)

    Media handling (Disc/USB memory/SD card) Inserting discs 1 Press [ ; OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tray. Insert label-up. 2 Press [ ; OPEN/CLOSE] to close the tray. Automatic drive select function , MP3, JPEG, DivX BD-V DVD-V CD If the unit is recording to the HDD or stopped, it automatically switches to the BD drive when a disc is inserted.
  • Page 16: Step 1 Connection

    STEP Connection Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions. Refer to “Additional connections” (➡ 99) for connection using other terminals and connection with other equipment. When the unit is not to be used for a long time To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket.
  • Page 17: Connecting To A Tv With An Hdmi (high Defi Nition Multimedia Interface) Cable

    You can enjoy high-quality picture by changing the connection between this unit and your TV. Connecting to a TV with an HDMI (High Defi nition Multimedia Interface) cable When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, an uncompressed digital audio and video signal is transmitted. You can enjoy high quality, digital video and audio with just one cord.
  • Page 18: Step 2 Channel Reception Settings And Tv Aspect Settings

    STEP Channel reception settings and TV aspect settings DRIVE SELECT SKIP STOP PAUSE STATUS 3, 4, 5 OPTION REC MODE TEXT STTL RQT9428 PAGE MANUAL SKIP INPUT SELECT SLOW/SEARCH PLAY/x1. 3 EXIT RETURN RETURN CREATE CHAPTER TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK AUDIO DISPLAY Turn on the television and select the appropriate AV input to suit the...
  • Page 19 Press [ e , r ] to select “On” or “Off” and press [OK]. Power Save On: Minimises standby power consumption, disables Quick Start function. Unit’s Display is set to “Automatic”. Off: Enables Quick Start function. RETURN It will go into the Power Save mode when the power is turned off.
  • Page 20: Watching Digital Broadcasts

    Watching digital broadcasts DRIVE SELECT 1 2 CH Numbered buttons SKIP STOP STATUS STATUS e, r, w, q OPTION REC MODE TEXT TEXT This unit has the tuner which allows it to directly receive and record digital terrestrial channels. Important This unit does not have an analogue broadcast tuner.
  • Page 21: To Show Teletext

    To show Teletext You can enjoy teletext broadcasting, including news, weather forecasts and subtitles, if this service is provided by the broadcasters. When “ ” appears in digital channel information (➡ right) Press [TEXT Sub page number <<01 02 03 04 05 06 07 Current P100 page...
  • Page 22: Video Contents

    Playing BD-Video or DVD-Video/Playing recorded video contents Refer to “Advanced playback” (➡ 38) for detailed information. DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Numbered buttons SKIP u, i STOP PAUSE STATUS DIRECT NAVIGATOR e, r, w, q OPTION OPTION “Red” REC MODE Preparation Turn on the television and select the appropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit.
  • Page 23: Recording Television Programmes

    Recording television programmes Refer to “Important notes for recording” (➡ 28) and “Advanced recording” (➡ 30) for detailed information. DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT PAGE Numbered buttons MANUAL SKIP INPUT SELECT SLOW/SEARCH SKIP STOP PAUSE PLAY/x1. 3 STATUS EXIT OPTION RETURN CREATE CHAPTER REC MODE...
  • Page 24: Timer Recording (using The Tv Guide System)

    Timer recording (Using the TV Guide System) Refer to “Important notes for recording” (➡ 28) and “Advanced timer recording” (➡ 34–37) for detailed information. DRIVE SELECT SELECT SKIP STOP PAUSE STATUS GUIDE e, r, w, q OPTION OPTION CREATE CHAPTER REC MODE TIME SLIP Depending on the type of disc used for recording or the type of...
  • Page 25: Programme To A Disc

    Programme to a disc BD-RE BD-R RAM Only 1 programme can be set to timer record on the disc. Insert a disc. ■ When the screen with “Format Disc” is displayed You need to format the unrecorded disc such as new discs.
  • Page 26: Deleting Titles

    Deleting titles DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT SKIP u, i STOP PAUSE STATUS e, r, w, q OPTION “Red” REC MODE HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW (You cannot delete items on fi nalised discs.) A title cannot be restored once it is deleted.
  • Page 27: Copying Titles

    Copying titles DRIVE SELECT PAGE MANUAL SKIP INPUT SELECT SLOW/SEARCH SKIP u, i STOP PAUSE PLAY/x1. 3 STATUS EXIT e, r, w, q OPTION RETURN CREATE CHAPTER REC MODE TIME SLIP PROG/CHECK BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW (You cannot copy to fi...
  • Page 28: Important Notes For Recording

    Important notes for recording Recording to HDD Recording or timer recording is performed in any recording mode using this unit’s tuner. Recording or timer recording from external equipment is performed in XP, SP, LP, EP or FR mode. Recording to discs BD-RE BD-R You cannot record by pressing [ * REC].
  • Page 29 Playing the disc on Titles in DR, HG, HX, HE or HL mode may not playback on other Blu-ray disc player.(➡ 8) BD-RE BD-R other players -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL The disc must be fi nalised (➡ 86) It is necessary to fi...
  • Page 30: Advanced Recording

    Advanced recording Recording modes This also explains about while recording and while copying. (There are discs that can only copy, depending on the disc) Recording modes that can be selected differ depending on the recording methods and discs. Recording mode Features Record with the same quality of the broadcast...
  • Page 31: Programmes Simultaneous Recording

    ■ Recording modes and approximate recording times Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may become shorter than indicated. (The times provided on this chart are an estimate.) Recording Mode DMR-BW850 DMR-BW750 (500 GB) (250 GB) 72 hours 36 hours (High Defi...
  • Page 32: Flexible Recording

    Advanced recording Flexible Recording (Recording that fi ts the remaining disc space) The title is recorded to the size of a new DVD (4.7GB) by automatically selecting optimal quality between XP and EP (8 hours). Preparation Select the channel or the external input to record. Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive.
  • Page 33: Operation During Recording

    Operation during Recording Check the recording Press [STATUS programme e.g., while 2 programmes simultaneous recording Display the recording It is necessary to display the recording programme onto the TV screen to perform operations such as pause. programme on the TV If the input was switched: If the channel was switched: Press [ 1 2 CH].
  • Page 34: Advanced Timer Recording

    Advanced timer recording Manually programming timer recordings HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM Press [PROG/CHECK]. Timer Recording Remain 30:30 DR FRI 23.01.2009 8:59 Channel Name Schedule Drive/Mode New Timer Programme Total 0/32 DEL Delete Page UP Timer Off History List Page Down RETURN Press [ e , r ] to select “New Timer Programme”...
  • Page 35: To Release The Unit From Recording Standby

    To release the unit from recording standby Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the timer recording list by pressing [PROG/CHECK]. Press [PROG/CHECK]. Press [ e , r ] to select the programme and press the “Red” button. The timer icon “...
  • Page 36: Check, Change Or Delete A Programme

    Advanced timer recording Check, change or delete a programme Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the timer recording list by pressing [PROG/CHECK]. Press [PROG/CHECK]. Timer Recording Remain 30:30 DR FRI 23.01.2009 8:59 Channel Name Schedule Drive/Mode Space ABC2 FRI 23.01...
  • Page 37: Operations In The Tv Guide System

    Operations in the TV Guide system Basic operations Press [GUIDE] to switch between Landscape view and Portrait view. Landscape view TV Guide All Types TUE 13.01 Landscape Emmerdale : In today’s show we will... Time: ABC 1 ABC 2 News News Select Channel Info...
  • Page 38: Advanced Playback

    Advanced playback Refer to page 42 for playing DivX. Refer to page 62 for playing still pictures. Refer to page 69 for playing music. Note When playing back a title recorded on the HDD, BD-RE or BD-R, ensure that you match the “TV System” setting to the recorded title (➡ 92). A disc or title with different “TV System”...
  • Page 39: Changing Audio During Play

    Skipping the specifi ed 1 Press [TIME SLIP]. 2 Press [ e , r ] to select the time and press [OK]. time (Time Slip) Play skips the specifi ed time. Except , DivX Each time you press [ e , r ], the time increases [ e ] or decreases [ r ] by 1 minute intervals. (Press BD-V DVD-V AVCHD and hold for 10-minute intervals.) Manual Skip...
  • Page 40: Selecting Recorded Programmes (titles) To Play-direct Navigator

    Selecting recorded programmes (titles) to play—Direct Navigator Direct Navigator screen icons Currently recording. Title protected. Title that was not recorded due to recording protection × Title cannot be played (When copying a title to the HDD, or when data is damaged etc.) Titles that have been rerouted to the HDD (➡...
  • Page 41: Playback Of The High Defi Nition Video (avchd)

    Playback of the High Defi nition Video (AVCHD) AVCHD It is possible to playback the high defi nition video (AVCHD) recorded on the Panasonic High defi nition Video Camera on the disc or SD card. Insert a disc or SD card. Press [ e , r ] to select “Play Video (AVCHD)”...
  • Page 42: Playing Divx

    Playing DivX Playing DivX video contents -R -R DL CD USB DivX ® is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is an offi cial DivX Certifi ed device that plays DivX video. You can play DivX video contents recorded with a computer onto DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW and USB memory.
  • Page 43 Regarding DivX VOD content ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: This DivX Certifi ed device must be registered in order to play DivX ® Video-on-Demand (VOD) content. First generate the DivX VOD registration code for your device and submit it during the registration process. [Important: DivX VOD content is protected by a DivX DRM (Digital Rights Management) system that restricts playback to registered DivX Certifi...
  • Page 44: To Enjoy The Bd Video Which Supports Bonusview Or Bd-live

    To enjoy the BD Video which supports BONUSVIEW or BD-Live BD-V What is BONUSVIEW? BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as picture-in- picture or secondary audio etc., with BD-Video supporting BD-ROM Profi le 1 version 1.1/Final Standard Profi le. What is BD-Live? In addition to the BONUSVIEW function, BD-Video supporting BD- ROM profi...
  • Page 45: To Enjoy High Bit Rate Audio And Video

    To enjoy High Bit rate Audio and Video Enjoying High Bit rate Audio with 7.1ch speaker This unit can decode high bit rate audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio) adopted in BD-Video. To enjoy 7.1ch surround sound, the following conditions are necessary (Part shown in the shaded area of table given below).
  • Page 46: Editing Titles

    Editing titles HDD BD-RE RAM (You cannot edit fi nalised discs.) BD-R -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL Only “Properties” is possible. -RW(VR) Editing of the title can be performed with this unit. For example, an unnecessary part of the title can be deleted. (➡ 47, Partial Delete) Note Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, recorded content...
  • Page 47: Title Operations

    Title operations After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 46) Delete Press [ w , q ] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R proceeding.
  • Page 48 Editing titles Title operations After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 46) Title Title Compression is a function to convert the recording mode of the title in DR mode. The converted title will be copied to HDD. It will take about the same time as playback of the title to convert the recording mode. Compression (Converting the recording 1 Press [ e , r ] to select “Recording Mode”.
  • Page 49: Create/playback/edit Of The Chapter

    Create/Playback/Edit of the Chapter HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM Only playback of -R -R DL -RW(V) -RW(VR) +R +R DL +RW chapter is possible. Regarding Chapters Programmes are recorded as a single title consisting of one chapter. Title Chapter Start You can divide a title into multiple HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM chapters.
  • Page 50: Copying Titles

    Copying titles There are following copying methods. Copy Title Playing Copy Copy AVCHD ■ Copy direction Copy source BD-RE BD-R -RW(VR) Before fi nalise -R DL -RW(V) +R DL DVD-V After fi nalise -R DL -RW(V) +R DL SD Video (MPEG2 format) From an SD card or a video equipment (from USB) HD Video (AVCHD format)
  • Page 51 ■ Copy speed Features Copy with shorter time than the recorded time of the title with same quality (recording mode). Are chapters maintained? Are thumbnails maintained? Recording and Playing while Copying Position of the chapter might shift slightly. It will not maintain the exceeded amount if it exceeds the maximum chapter numbers on a disc. –...
  • Page 52 Copying titles ■ Frequently Asked Questions When is the time high speed copy is not possible? When copying titles in high speed mode to high speed recording compatible discs -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW When copying to disc in normal speed mode When stopping the copy during copy Is it possible to copy to the disc, SD card,...
  • Page 53: Copy Title Playing

    Copy Title Playing Copy the playing title on the HDD to the disc. It will start copying from the beginning of the title regardless of the playing position. BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW Playback the title to copy. When copying the title in DR mode with multiple audio and subtitles BD-RE BD-R...
  • Page 54: Copying Using The Copying List-copy

    Copying titles Copying using the copying list—Copy BD-RE BD-R RAM +RW -RW(VR) -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL You can order titles as desired for copy to disc. While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Copy” and press [OK].
  • Page 55 Copying list icons and functions Copying list indicators Titles that can be copied in high speed mode to the inserted disc Title with “One time only recording” restriction Titles deleted from the HDD by “One time only recording” restriction after copying. [“One time only recording”...
  • Page 56: Copying A fi Nalised Dvd-r, Dvd-r Dl, Dvd-rw (dvd-video Format), +r And +r Dl

    Copying titles Copying a fi nalised DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R and +R DL DVD-V You can copy the content of fi nalised DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, and +R DL to the HDD and re-edit. While playing a disc, the content being played is copied to the HDD according to the set time.
  • Page 57: Recording Broadcasts From External Equipment

    Recording broadcasts from external equipment See also “Important notes for recording” (➡ 28) e.g., Connecting to the AV2 terminals on the front Turn off the unit and external equipment before connecting. This unit AV2 IN S VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO - AUDIO- R S Video cable External equipment...
  • Page 58: Copying From A Video Cassette Recorder

    Copying from a video cassette recorder e.g., Connecting to the AV2 or DV input terminals on the front Turn off the unit and other video equipment before connecting. This unit DV IN DV cable (IEEE 1394, 4-pin) S Video cable Other video equipment Connect to Audio/Video output terminals.
  • Page 59: Dv Automatic Recording

    DV Automatic Recording HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -RW(V) +R +RW Preparation 1 Turn off the main unit and DV equipment, then connect the equipment with the unit’s DV input terminal (➡ 58). 2 Turn on the main unit. When the output signal from the external equipment is NTSC, change “TV System”...
  • Page 60: Copy The Hd Video (avchd Format) Or The Sd Video (mpeg2 Format)

    Copy the HD Video (AVCHD format) or the SD Video (MPEG2 format) Copying HD Video (AVCHD format) It is possible to copy the HD video (AVCHD format) recorded on the Panasonic Video Camera to the HDD or disc. ■ From an SD card or Discs (Disc) AVCHD (SD card)
  • Page 61: Copying Sd Video (mpeg2 Format)

    Copying SD Video (MPEG2 format) It is possible to copy the SD video (MPEG2 format) recorded on the Panasonic Video Camera to the HDD or disc. ■ From an SD card HDD RAM (All the recordings on the same date become a title.) DVD-RAM Insert a card.
  • Page 62: Playing Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures HDD BD-RE RAM -R -R DL CD USB SD You can play still pictures recorded with a computer onto a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW, USB memory and SD card. You cannot play still pictures while recording or copying. Preparation Insert a disc, USB memory or SD card.
  • Page 63: Useful Functions During Still Picture Play

    Useful functions during still picture play Start You can display still pictures one by one at a constant interval. 1 Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the album or date. Slideshow 2 Press [ q ] (PLAY). You can also start Slideshow with following steps.
  • Page 64: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures Editing still pictures (JPEG) HDD BD-RE RAM SD Editing can be done in units of pictures, albums, or dates. You cannot edit still pictures recorded on DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD- R/CD-RW and USB memory. Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the drive. Select “BD” for DVD. Release protection (➡...
  • Page 65: Still Pictures Operation

    Still pictures operation After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 64) Copy to Album HDD BD-RE RAM Copy to New Album HDD BD-RE RAM Copy to Disc Copy to HDD BD-RE RAM Change Date HDD BD-RE RAM (Pictures by Date only) Enter Album Name HDD BD-RE RAM (Album View only) Set up Protection...
  • Page 66: Copying Still Pictures

    Copying still pictures HDD BD-RE RAM USB SD Pictures copied from SD card and USB memory will be categorised according to the shooting date. Pictures without shooting date will be categorised using the creation date. You cannot copy pictures recorded to DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/ CD-RW or USB memory.
  • Page 67 Register still pictures for copy. If you are going to copy a registered list without making any changes to it (➡ step 6). Pictures from different dates or albums will not be registered to same list. Copy Cancel All Destination Capacity: 4343MB Copy Direction New Item By Picture ( Date )
  • Page 68: Deleting Still Pictures

    Deleting still pictures Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding. HDD BD-RE RAM SD While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. HDD BD-RE RAM When “PICTURE”...
  • Page 69: Playing Music

    Playing music Playing MP3 fi les -R -R DL CD USB You can play MP3 fi les recorded with a computer onto a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW and USB memory. You cannot play MP3 fi les on the USB memory while recording. Insert a disc or USB memory.
  • Page 70: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    Playing music Playing music recorded on HDD Copying music to HDD (➡ 74) Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. When “MUSIC” is not selected, press the “Yellow” button to select “MUSIC”. DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music Menu Total Tracks 53 VIDEO Artists...
  • Page 71: Useful Functions During Music Play

    Useful functions during music play HDD -R -R DL CD USB Operations during play Stop Press [ g ]. Pause Press [ h ]. Press [ h ] again or [ q ] (PLAY) to restart play. Search Press [ t ] or [ y ]. Press [ q ](PLAY) to restart play.
  • Page 72: Editing Music/playlist

    Editing music/playlist Editing music Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. When “MUSIC” is not selected, press the “Yellow” button to select “MUSIC”. When doing “Delete All Tracks”, “Clear My Favourites” or “Clear Frequently Played” (➡ go to step 3) DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music Menu Total Tracks 53 VIDEO...
  • Page 73: Register Track To Playlist

    Register track to Playlist You can register your favourite albums and tracks into 10 preset playlists. Name of the playlist can be changed. New playlist cannot be added. Up to 999 tracks can be registered to each playlist. Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
  • Page 74: Copying Music To Hdd

    Copying music to HDD You can store the two formats of music data in this unit’s HDD. Music CD (CD-DA) When inserting music CDs, this unit makes access to the internal Gracenote ® Database to obtain title information. The album name, track name and artist name are assigned automatically allowing you fi...
  • Page 75: Deleting Music

    Deleting music Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding. While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. When “MUSIC” is not selected, press the “Yellow” button to select “MUSIC”.
  • Page 76: Entering Text

    Entering text HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW You can give names to recorded titles, etc. The maximum number of characters: HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM Title ( HDD RAM Title ( BD-RE BD-R Album of still pictures ( HDD BD-RE RAM Album (Music) ( Track (...
  • Page 77: Enjoying Viera Cast

    Enjoying VIERA CAST You can access a selection of Internet services from the Home screen with VIERA CAST, for example YouTube, Picasa Web Albums. (Current as of February 2009) VIERA CAST requires a broadband Internet connection. Dial-up Internet connections cannot be used. Preparation Network connection (➡...
  • Page 78: Linked Operations With The Tv (viera Link "hdavi Control Tm ")

    Linked operations with the TV (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control You can enjoy linked operations with the TV and receiver by using “HDAVI Control”. What is VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”? VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or receiver under “HDAVI Control”.
  • Page 79: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    Easy control only with VIERA remote control If you connect this unit to the TV that supports “HDAVI Control 2” or later with an HDMI cable, you can enjoy using more convenient functions. You can operate this unit using buttons on the TV remote control. The buttons that you can use for this unit vary depending on the TV.
  • Page 80: Convenient Functions To Playback And Viewing

    Convenient functions to playback and viewing Using on-screen menus Common procedures Press [DISPLAY]. Disc Soundtrack Play Subtitle Picture Audio channel Sound Menu Item Depending on the condition of the unit (playing, stopped, etc.) and disc contents, there are some items that you cannot select or change.
  • Page 81 Play menu—Change the play sequence This function works only when the elapsed play time is displayed. Select the item for repeat play. Depending on the disc, the items that can be selected will differ. Repeat Play Items displayed depends on the contents of the playback. Playlist Title Chapter...
  • Page 82: Status Messages

    Convenient functions to playback and viewing Status messages Press [STATUS ]. The display changes each time you press the button. When watching the TV programme The remaining time and recording mode 73:27 DR 002 ABC TV Sydn 1 TEN HD Corontation street 9:00 - 11:00 Rating:PG...
  • Page 83: Function Menu Window/pause Live Tv

    FUNCTION MENU window/Pause Live TV FUNCTION MENU window By using the FUNCTION MENU window you may access the main functions quickly and easily. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Functions displayed depend on the selected drive or type of disc. FUNCTION MENU Time Remaining 22:30 DR Playback Recording...
  • Page 84: Disc And Card Management

    Disc and card management BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW -RW(VR) SD Common procedures Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the BD or SD drive. Select “BD” for DVD. While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Others” and press [OK].
  • Page 85: Deleting All Titles-delete All Titles

    Deleting all titles—Delete all titles BD-RE BD-R RAM Preparation Release protection (➡ 84, Setting the protection). After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 84, Common procedures) Press [ e , r ] to select “Delete all titles” and press [OK]. Press [ w , q ] to select “Yes” and press [OK].
  • Page 86: Selecting The Background Style-top Menu

    Disc and card management Selecting the background style—Top Menu -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW You can select the background that will be displayed as the DVD- Video top menu after fi nalising or Create Top Menu ( Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the BD drive.
  • Page 87: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings You can change the unit’s settings using the Setup menu. The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. Common procedures While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Others” and press [OK].
  • Page 88 Changing the unit’s settings ■ Auto-Tuning You can restart auto channel setting if set up (➡ 18) fails for some reason. 1 Press [ e , r ] to select “Auto-Tuning” and press [OK]. When the confi rmation screen appears 2 Press [ w , q ] to select “Yes”...
  • Page 89: Hdd/disc

    HDD/Disc (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) Settings for Playback Press [OK] to show the following settings. Soundtrack for BD-Video / DVD-Video [English] [German] [French] [Spanish] [Original] The original language of each disc will be selected. [Other Subtitle for BD-Video / DVD-Video [Automatic] If the language selected for “Soundtrack”...
  • Page 90: Picture

    Changing the unit’s settings Rec for High Speed Copy You can copy recorded titles from the HDD to DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL and +RW using high speed mode. However, screen size, etc. is restricted (➡ below). We recommend turning the setting “Off”...
  • Page 91: Display

    PCM Down Conversion Select how to output audio with a sampling frequency of 96 kHz. It will be converted to 48 kHz regardless of the setting in following cases. The signals have a sampling frequency of over 96 kHz. The disc has copy protection. “BD-Video Secondary Audio”...
  • Page 92: Connection

    Changing the unit’s settings SD Card LED Control Set the lighting method for the lamp on the SD card slot. [On] [Off] [SD inserted] When this unit is turned on and SD card is inserted, the lamp is lighted. Connection (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) Depending on the connected equipment, some items may be shaded in grey on the display and cannot be selected, or you may...
  • Page 93: Network Setings

    Component Resolution This sets the video output resolution when using the component video terminal. [576i/480i] [576p/480p] [720p] If it is set to “720p”, images other than “720p” will be output as “1080i”. Even if you select “720p” or “1080i”, the video output resolution is restricted to “576p/480p”...
  • Page 94: Others

    Changing the unit’s settings Others (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) Automatic Standby Select how long the unit remains on when it is not being used. [2 hours] [4 hours] Remote Control Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products close together.
  • Page 95: Other Settings

    BEKO 05/71/72/73/ NOBLEX BENQ 58/59 NOKIA NORDMENDE BRANDT 10/15 OLEVIA BUSH ONWA CENTREX ORION CHANGHONG PEONY CURTIS PHILCO DAEWOO 64/65 PHILIPS DESMET PHONOLA DUAL PIONEER ELEMIS PROVIEW FERGUSON 10/34 FINLUX RADIOLA FISHER SABA FUJITSU SALORA FUNAI 63/67 SAMSUNG GOLDSTAR 05/50/51...
  • Page 96: Network Settings

    Network Settings These settings are used when you will connect this unit to a network.The connection to the Internet may take time or the internet may not be connected depending on the connection environment. It is recommended that you use a broadband connection. ■...
  • Page 97 ■ Setting the proxy server In most cases, default settings can normally be used without making any changes. Please use this setting when instructed to by your Internet provider. Set the proxy server only after the connection test is completed properly.
  • Page 98: Software Update

    Software Update Software of this unit can be updated automatically by following method. From broadcasts From Internet [network connection and setting is required. (➡ 96, 102)] Update of the software is done when it is in standby mode. Once the new software is found, it will start the download of the software, and then update.
  • Page 99: Additional Connections

    Additional connections Leave “Yellow” unconnected. Connecting a television with S VIDEO terminals The S VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal. (Actual results depend on the television.) Connect to terminals of the same colour. Supplied Audio/Video cable can also be used as an alternative for Audio cable without connecting the video connector (yellow).
  • Page 100: Connecting With An Hdmi Compatible Television And Receiver

    Additional connections Connecting with an HDMI compatible television and receiver When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, an uncompressed digital audio and video signal is transmitted. You can enjoy high quality, digital video and audio with just one cord. When connecting to an HDMI-compatible HDTV (High Defi nition Television), the output can be switched to 1080p, 1080i or 720p HD video.
  • Page 101: Connecting An Analogue Television And Vcr

    Connecting an Analogue television and VCR To household mains socket (AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz) AC mains lead (included) Connect only after all other connections are complete. AC IN This unit’s rear panel Cooling fan RF coaxial cable Connecting a Digital television and VCR To household mains socket (AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz)
  • Page 102: Network Connection

    Additional connections Network connection Following function will be available when this unit is connected to the network. This document is assuming that you already have a broadband connection. This connection is not necessary if following functions are not to be used. Enjoying VIERA CAST Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet...
  • Page 103: Operations That Can Be Performed Simultaneously

    Operations that can be performed simultaneously Operations that can be performed while recording or copying a title ( : Possible, –: Impossible) While recording to HDD in DR mode While recording to HDD in HG, HX, HE, HL, XP, SP, LP, EP or FR modes While timer recording to disc While recording from DV input While copying in normal speed mode...
  • Page 104: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions Refer to the following items if you have any doubts about unit operations. Set up Which aerial is suitable for receiving digital terrestrial broadcasts? You can use your current aerial. However, depending on the area where you live, a new aerial may be necessary. Consult your local TV aerial installer.
  • Page 105 TV Guide Is it possible to programme a recording, with a start and end time that are different from the TV Guide system? You can manually change the start and end time of programmes in the Timer Recording menu. (➡ 34) Can I receive TV Guide system data via a connected satellite receiver or a Set Top Box? No, only via the built-in tuner.
  • Page 106: Messages

    Messages On the television Authorisation Error. Cannot fi nish recording completely. Cannot playback. TV system is different from the setting. To playback, please change the TV System in Setup. Cannot record to the disc. Unable to format. Cannot play on this unit. Cannot record.
  • Page 107 On the unit’s display The following messages or service numbers appear on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. The remote control and main unit are using different codes. Change the code on the remote control. (“...
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. Updating to the latest software may solve the problem. (➡ 98) The following do not indicate a problem with this unit: Regular disc rotating sounds.
  • Page 109 The recorded title is stretched vertically. 16:9 aspect programmes are recorded in 4:3 aspect in the following cases. – If you recorded or copied using “EP” or “FR -R -R DL -RW(V) (recordings 5 hours or longer)” recording mode. – If you recorded or copied to a +R, +R DL or +RW. –...
  • Page 110 Troubleshooting guide The unit is on but cannot be operated. Recording drive or playback drive has not been selected properly. Some operations may be prohibited by the disc. The unit is hot (“U59” appears on the display). Wait for “U59” to disappear.
  • Page 111 An unusually loud sound is coming from the rotating disc. When recording or high speed copying to a disc, the sound of the disc rotating may be louder than normal, however, this is not a problem. If you want copy to perform more quietly, select “Normal (Silent)”...
  • Page 112 Troubleshooting guide Cannot edit. You may not be able to edit on the HDD if there is no available space. Delete any unwanted titles to create empty space. (➡ 26) Cannot format. The disc is dirty. Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry. (➡...
  • Page 113: Viera Link

    Picture regularly breaks up on some channels. “No signal” message is displayed. Check “DVB Signal Condition”. If “Signal Quality” or “Signal Strength” are displayed in red or constantly changing, check aerial. If problem persists consult your local TV aerial installer. (➡...
  • Page 114: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations Recording system BD-RE (SL/DL): Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format BD-R (SL/DL): Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format DVD-RAM: DVD Video Recording format DVD-R DL (Dual Layer): DVD-Video format Recordable discs BD-RE (SL/DL): BD-R (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 1.1), 1-4X SPEED (Ver. 1.2), 1-2X SPEED LTH type (Ver.
  • Page 115 SD Card Slot: SD Memory Card slot: 1 pc Compatible media: SD Memory Card Format: FAT12, FAT16 (In case of SD Memory Card) FAT32 (In case of SDHC Memory Card) Data that can be played: JPEG, Video (SD-Video) USB device USB standard: Format: Data that can be played:...
  • Page 116: Structure Of Folders Displayed By This Unit

    Specifi cations ■ Structure of folders displayed by this unit You can play MP3 and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by making folders as shown below. However depending on the method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you numbered the folders.
  • Page 117: License

    License Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license under U.S.
  • Page 118: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD AVCHD is a new format (standard) for high defi nition video cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution HD images. BD-J Some BD-Video discs contain Java applications, and these applications are called BD-J. You can enjoy various interactive features in addition to playing normal video.
  • Page 119 MPEG-4AVC/H.264 A standard for effi ciently compressing and expanding colour video. MPEG-4AVC/H.264 is an encoding method used for recording of the high defi nition videos. MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3) An audio compression method that compresses audio to approximately one tenth of its size without any considerable loss of audio quality. Pan&Scan/Letterbox In general, BD-Video and DVD-Video are produced with the intention that they be viewed on a widescreen television (16:9...
  • Page 120: Safety Precaution

    Safety precaution CAUTION! THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE. DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE,...
  • Page 121 Panasonic Warranty 1. The product is warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase. Subject to the conditions of this warranty Panasonic or it's Authorised Service Centre will perform necessary service on the product without charge for parts or labour if, in the opinion of Panasonic, the product is found to be faulty within the warranty period. 2.
  • Page 122: Index

    Index Adjust the audio quality (Sound menu) ....81 Adjust the picture quality (Picture menu) ....81 Album (Music) Edit.
  • Page 123 Name Album (Music) ........72 Album (Still picture) .
  • Page 124 -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.

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