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Digital Video Disc Recorder
Owner's Manual
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    • Hookups, • First Time Setup, and • Feature Operation. Do not attempt to return this product to the store. Thank you for making Philips a part of your home! For fast help, call us first! 1-800-531-0039 DVDR1000 Important!

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    Once your PHILIPS purchase is registered, you’re eligible to receive all the privileges of owning a PHILIPS product. So complete and return the Warranty Registration Card enclosed with your purchase at once. And take advantage of these important benefits.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 3 General Information Contents ...............3 Safety Information .

  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: DVDR1000 Trade Name: Philips Responsible Party: Philips Consumer Electronics P.O. Box 14810, Knoxville, TN 37914-1810 (865) 521-4316...

  • Page 5: Safety Information

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT. Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. Heed all warnings. Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. Clean only with a dry cloth. Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Page 6: Introduction

    6 Introduction Welcome! Your Philips DVD Recorder both records DVD+RWs and plays prerecorded DVDs. You can record TV programs, edit camcorder recordings, and quickly access your DVD+RW recordings in the Index Picture Screen. Plus, the DVD+RW recordings you make on the Recorder will play on some DVD Players and DVD-ROM drives.

  • Page 7: Playable Discs 7

    Recorder. To determine which Discs you should use with this Recorder, refer to the following information. Look for these logos on your Discs to determine whether the Disc will or will not play or record on the Philips DVD Recorder. Discs for Recording and Playing...

  • Page 8: General Information

    8 General Information Battery Installation Remove the battery compartment lid on the rear of the remote control by sliding the lid down, then off. Place two AA batteries inside the battery compartment with their + and – ends aligned as indicated. Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, etc.).

  • Page 9: Hookups 9

    Set the TV to the correct Video In channel. Such channels may be called AUX or AUXILIARY IN, AUDIO/VIDEO or A/V IN, EXT1 or EXT2, etc. These channels often are near channel 00. See your TV manual for details. Or, change TV channels until you see the blue Philips DVD screen saver on the TV screen.

  • Page 10: Connecting To A Tv Only

    10 Hookups (cont’d) Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTEN- NA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the DVD Recorder’s COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks (EXT 3) to the corresponding COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks on the TV. Use the supplied three-strand com- ponent video cable, which has ends with red, blue, and green stripes.

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    Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the supplied S-Video cable to the S-VIDEO OUT (Y/C) (EXT 1) jack of the DVD Recorder and to the TV’s S- VIDEO In jack.

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    12 Hookups (cont’d) TV has a yellow CVBS Video In jack Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the yellow VIDEO OUT (CVBS) (EXT 2) jack of the DVD Recorder to the corresponding VIDEO IN jack on your TV.

  • Page 13: Helpful Hints

    Connecting to a TV and a two-channel Stereo (Stereo has Dolby Pro Logic or right/left Audio In jacks) Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect the supplied S-Video cable to the S-VIDEO OUT (Y/C) (EXT 1) jack of the DVD Recorder and to the TV’s S-VIDEO IN jack.

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    14 Hookups (cont’d) (Receiver has Dolby Digital Connect your Antenna or Cable TV signal to the ANTENNA jack on the rear of the DVD Recorder. Connect one of the DVD Recorder’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jacks (COAX (coaxial) or OPTICAL) to the corre- sponding DIGITAL AUDIO IN jack on your Stereo.

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    Recorder. You may connect other equipment to these jacks, including a Cable Box, Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) or a DVD Player. The example above shows a Cable Box connection. • To watch the material playing on the other equipment as usual, turn off the DVD Recorder.

  • Page 16: Initial Setup

    16 Initial Setup Initial Setup screens will appear the very first time you turn on the Recorder. These on-screen messages and menus will help you set up Recorder features quickly, including TV channels and language options. Follow the steps below to set up the Recorder as directed on the TV screen. You can not turn off the Recorder until you finish the Initial Setup.

  • Page 17: Initial Setup

    Continued from previous page The Subtitle Language menu appears next. Press 98 to choose the language you prefer for subtitles, then press OK. The Recorder will automatically show subtitles in the language you selected if subtitles are available in that language on the Disc. If your selected subtitle language is not available, either there will be no subtitles or subtitles will be in the default language of the Disc.

  • Page 18: Quick Disc Playback

    STAND BY / ON light will be green when the power is On. Turn on your TV. Set it to the correct Video In channel. You should see the blue Philips DVD screen saver on the TV screen (if no Disc is in the Recorder). Details are on pages 9-14.

  • Page 19: Quick Recording 19

    DVD+RW The DVD Recorder can record TV programming onto a DVD+RW. Before you begin, make sure you have installed the TV channels. Details are on pages 16-17 and 36. Using an unprotected, recordable DVD+RW, fol- low the steps below to record TV channels. For additional recording options, see pages 40-46.

  • Page 20: Remote Control Buttons

    20 Remote Control Buttons TUNER Button Press to choose disc mode or tuner mode. In disc mode, use the Index Picture Screen, view Disc playback, or make recordings. In tuner mode, watch or record TV channels through the DVD Recorder. Details are on page 19. STOP C Button Press to stop Disc playback or recording.

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    REVERSE É E ´ ´ Button Press to search backward, or fast reverse, during playback. Press repeatedly to play the Disc backward at 4 or 32 times the normal speed. Details are on page 32. PREVIOUS w Button Press to return to the beginning of the current Chapter/Track.

  • Page 22: Front Panel

    22 Front Panel STAND BY / ON Button and Light Press the STAND BY / ON button to turn on or off the power of the DVD Recorder. The STAND BY / ON light will be red if the DVD Recorder power is off (standby).

  • Page 23: Display 23

    DVD+RW DVD+Rewritable inserted DVD inserted TITLE Current Title number TRACK Current Track number Video CD inserted Audio CD inserted SVCD Super Video CD inserted HQ, SP, LP, EP High Quality, Standard Play, Long Play, or Extended Play; Currently selected record- ing mode, or the recording speed in which the current Chapter was recorded.

  • Page 24: Rear Panel

    (Y P ) (EXT3) jacks Connect these jacks to the Component Video Out jacks of optional additional video equipment (for example, a DVD Player). Details are on page 15. COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y P ) (EXT3) jacks Connect the supplied three-strand component video cable here and to the Component Video In jacks of a TV.

  • Page 25: Menu Bars 25

    In addition to using the shortcut buttons on the remote control to select fea- tures, you can use the Menu Bars to operate features. You can not access the Menu Bars during recording. When a Menu Bar is on the screen, press the 98 ; : buttons on the remote control to select an item.

  • Page 26: On-screen Symbols, Status Box

    26 On-screen Symbols, Status Box On-screen Symbols The following symbols will appear briefly on the TV screen when you activate some Disc features. Scan The first 10 seconds of each scan Chapter/Track will play. Details are on page 33. Repeat All The entire Disc will play repeat repeatedly.

  • Page 27: Information Boxes 27

    Warning box Appears near the bottom of the screen when appropriate. Examples and details are on page 43. Tuner Information box Appears on the left side of the TV screen and identifies the current TV channel or Video source you are watching.

  • Page 28: Title/disc Menus, Chapter/track Selection

    28 Title/Disc Menus, Chapter/Track Selection DVD+RW Title/Disc menus Press DISC MENU during Disc playback. For a DVD, if the current Title has a menu, the Title menu will appear on the screen. Otherwise, the Disc menu will appear. The menu may list camera angles, spoken language and subtitle options, and Chapters for the Title.

  • Page 29: Audio Language, Subtitles 29

    Audio Language Some DVDs are recorded in different languages. For example, you may be able to watch the same movie in French, Spanish, etc. The movie may have special audio features, such as a director’s commentary or music sound- track. If these are available on the DVD, access the different languages or featured soundtracks by following these steps.

  • Page 30: Zoom, Camera Angle

    30 Zoom, Camera Angle VIDEO CD DVD+RW Zoom Zooming lets you enlarge the video image during playback and pan through the enlarged image. Press ZOOM a during Disc playback. a Zoom will be select- ed in the Menu Bar. Within five seconds, press 8 or 9 to choose 1.33, 2 or 4.

  • Page 31: Sound, Still Picture/frame-by-frame Playback 31

    Sound, Still Picture/Frame-by-Frame Playback 31 Sound Choose a sound setting based on the capabilities of the equipment to which you connected the DVD Recorder. Details are on pages 9-14 and 57. Press SYSTEM MENU. Press : repeatedly to select Press 89 to select st (stereo), sur (surround), or 3d. Select Stereo if your audio equipment is not compatible with either Dolby Surround or TruSurround, or if you connected the DVD Recorder to a Stereo TV only.

  • Page 32: Slow Motion, Forward And Reverse Searching

    32 Slow Motion, Forward and Reverse Searching DVD+RW Slow Motion Start slow motion playback simply by pressing the SLOW H button during playback. Press SLOW H repeatedly to play the Disc at 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8 the regular speed. Or, to use the Menu Bar for slow motion, follow the steps below. During Disc playback, press SYSTEM MENU.

  • Page 33: Time Search, Scan 33

    VIDEO CD DVD+RW Time Search Time Search lets you choose a specific time at which you want to begin playback. Press SYSTEM MENU during Disc playback. Press : repeatedly to select Press 9. Playback will pause. A time edit box will appear, showing the elapsed playing time of the current Chapter or Disc.

  • Page 34: Repeat, Repeat A-b

    34 Repeat, Repeat A-B AUDIO CD VIDEO CD Repeat You may play a Chapter, Track, Title or entire Disc repeatedly. During Disc playback, press REPEAT repeatedly to choose a Repeat option. Depending on the type of Disc, you may choose to play the Chapter, Track, Title, or Disc repeatedly.

  • Page 35: Index Picture Screen 35

    The Index Picture Screen shows the Titles you have recorded on a DVD+RW. It appears automatically when you stop playback or recording and a DVD+RW is in the Recorder. (The DVD+RW must con- tain recorded content.) An Index Picture represents each Title. Next to the Index Picture is the program name, length of recording, recording mode/speed, and date of recording.

  • Page 36: Installation: Automatic Channel Programming

    36 Installation: Automatic Channel Programming Although the DVD Recorder selects available TV channels during Initial Setup, you may want to repeat the process later if more channels become available in your area. This will erase and replace all previously stored channels.

  • Page 37: Installation: Vcr Plus+ Ch

    If you intend to use the VCR Plus+ programming system, program the DVD Recorder with your local channel information. This will only take a few minutes. Since the channel numbers of the stations you receive may not be the same as the station numbers, and since channel numbers differ from area to area, you must set up channels in order for the system to work efficiently.

  • Page 38: Installation: Clock Setting

    38 Installation: Clock Setting Time/Date Automatic The Recorder can set the time and date automatically by referring to your local PBS station. If the Recorder chooses an incorrect PBS channel or sets the time/date incorrectly, you can set the information manually. Details are on page 39.

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    Time/Date Manual If the Recorder does not set the time and date correctly using the Time/Date Automatic feature, set the clock manually by following the steps below. Press SYSTEM MENU. to select it. Press 9 repeatedly to select Installation menu. Press 9repeatedly to select Time/Date, then press :.

  • Page 40: One-touch Recording

    40 One-Touch Recording Insert a recordable DVD+RW into the Recorder. Details are on pages 18 and 22. In the Index Picture Screen, press 89 to select an empty Title (or empty Index Picture box) on the Disc that has enough remaining recording time for the recording. Details are on page 35.

  • Page 41: Timer Recording 41

    Press TIMER on the remote control. Press 89 to select Timer Programming, then press :. Timer K VCR Plus+ programming uB Timer Programming L Timer List To exit Press TIMER Date will be selected. Press 89 to enter the month and date you want the recording to start, then press :.

  • Page 42: Vcr Plus+ Timer Recording

    42 VCR Plus+ Timer Recording A PlusCode is a number of up to eight digits, printed in most TV guides next to the start time of a TV program. You can program a timer record- ing quickly by simply entering the code for your program. Before you begin, complete the VCR Plus+ channel setup.

  • Page 43: Erasing Timer Recordings, Error Messages 43

    Erasing Timer Recordings Press TIMER. Press 89 to choose Timer list, then press :. Press 89 to highlight the timer recording you want to clear. Press CLEAR. The recording you selected will appear alone on the screen. Press OK to erase the timer recording. “Timer Cleared” will appear at the bottom of the screen briefly, then the Timer List will reappear.

  • Page 44: Title Settings Menu

    44 Title Settings Menu The Title Settings Menu lets you rename a Title that you have recorded onto a DVD+RW. From the same menu, you can also play the entire selected Title or erase the chosen Title from the DVD+RW. When playback is stopped and a DVD+RW is in the DVD Recorder, the Index Picture Screen will appear automatically.

  • Page 45: Manual Recording Volume, Append Recording 45

    Manual Recording Volume, Append Recording 45 Manual Recording Volume You can adjust manually the volume level of your DVD Recorder during recording. During recording of a TV broadcast, press AUTO/MAN REC VOLUME on the front of the DVD Recorder. (You may have to press PANEL first to access the front panel buttons.) The display will show the current audio level.

  • Page 46: Record Settings, Chapter Markers

    46 Record Settings, Chapter Markers Record Settings Press SYSTEM MENU. to select it. Press 9 repeatedly to select Press 89 to select Record mode, Auto chapters, or LP/EP rec mode, then proceed as described in step 4. Record mode Press ; : to choose SP, LP, EP, or HQ, then press OK. “Stored”...

  • Page 47: Editing: Disc Information Screen 47

    You can change Disc settings for a DVD+RW from the Disc Information Screen. When in the Index Picture Screen, press STOP C to select the first Title on the DVD+RW. Press 8 to enter the Disc Information Screen. In the Disc Information Screen, press : to enter the Settings menu.

  • Page 48: Editing

    48 Editing On the Index Picture Screen, press 89 to select the Title you want to edit, then press PLAY : to begin playback. During DVD+RW playback, press EDIT. The Favorite Scene Selection menu will overlay the currently playing video image. The current Title and Chapter numbers will appear at the top of the screen.

  • Page 49: Access Control 49

    Access Control limits viewing of Discs that exceed the limits you set. This feature will not limit viewing if the Disc manufacturer did not code the Disc. Philips cannot guarantee the availability of Access Control with all Discs, and therefore denies any liability associated with unintended watching of Discs.

  • Page 50: Child Lock

    50 Access Control (cont’d) Child Lock Press SYSTEM MENU. to select it. Press 9 repeatedly to select will be highlighted. Press : again, then press the Number buttons to enter your four-digit code. Details are on page 49. Access control [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] Status box Enter code...

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    Locking or Unlocking Specific Discs Not all DVDs are rated or coded by Parental levels. You may choose to specifically lock or unlock a Disc by choosing Play once or Play always. This way, you can disable viewing regardless of the rating of the DVD. You will need to know your 4-digit code in order to view the Disc.

  • Page 52: Parental Level

    52 Access Control (cont’d) Parental Level DVDs may contain alternative scenes that conform to the Parental Level, or movie rating, that you select. The Parental Level may apply to the complete Disc or to certain scenes on the Disc. These scenes are rated from 1 to 8. Follow the steps below to set the Parental Level at which you want Discs to play.

  • Page 53: Access Control

    Change Country If a Disc has Parental Level coding, the codings are applicable only for the country specified on the Disc. The Disc manufacturer sets these codings. For example, a Disc may be coded at Level 3 for the United States. So, for some Discs, you may need to choose the Country for which the Disc is coded in order for the Disc to play at the Parental Level you select.

  • Page 54: User Preference Settings

    Recorder is in Features the Philips Recorder. The option only appears when such a Disc is in the Philips Recorder. If the Disc is unprotected, you can adapt the disc format by select- ing Adapt Disc Format. This will...

  • Page 55: Picture Settings 55

    Press SYSTEM MENU. to select it. Press 9 to select , then press :. Press 89 to select TV Shape, Black level shift, or Video shift. Then, press : and follow step 4 according to your choice. If you selected TV Shape, press 89 to select 4:3 letter- box, 4:3 panscan, or 16:9, then press OK.

  • Page 56: Digital Output

    56 Digital Output After connecting the DVD Recorder to your TV and other equipment, you may need to change the DVD Recorder’s Digital Output setting. Look to see which DVD Recorder audio jacks you connected to your other equip- ment, then set your Digital Output accordingly. The information in step 4 will help you make your choice.

  • Page 57: Analog Output 57

    If you connected the DVD Recorder’s red and white AUDIO OUT jacks to a Stereo (or Stereo TV) as shown on pages 10-13, choose a setting for Analog Output. You do not need to adjust this setting if you used the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (OPTICAL or COAX) jacks on the DVD Recorder.

  • Page 58: Language Settings, Recording Audio

    58 Language Settings, Recording Audio Language Settings Select a different language for the Disc Menu, Audio soundtrack, or Subtitles if multiple languages are available on the Disc. Press SYSTEM MENU. to select it. Press 9 repeatedly to select Press 89 to select Playback Audio, Subtitle, or Menu, then press :.

  • Page 59: Night Mode, Remote Control Settings 59

    DVD Recorder with the remote control supplied with the DVD Recorder (as shown at right and throughout this book). However, if you have another Philips DVD Player and want to use that remote to also control the DVD Recorder, you may do so if you select DVD Player as the Remote Control used.

  • Page 60: Using Your Recorder's Remote Control With Your Tv

    60 Using Your Recorder’s Remote Control with Your TV The following buttons on your DVD Recorder’s remote control will oper- ate the TV at any time: • VOL +/- increases/decreases TV volume • H H mutes/activates the TV sound The following buttons operate the TV if you press and hold the TV switch on the right side of the remote while pressing these buttons: •...

  • Page 61: Using Your Recorder's Remote Control With Your Tv

    Sonoko ...036,064 Pausa...036 Sontec ...064 Penney ..074,087,057,048, Sony ...037,063,027 205,078,066,046,083,183 Soundesign...205,206,207 Perdio...347 Soundwave ...064,445 Philco ...172,046, Squareview ...198 ...057,081,490 Standard ...244,245,036 Philips...064,039, Starlite ...207 ...081,401,581 Stern ...233 Phonola ...064,039 Sunkai ...321,348 Pilot ...046,057,066 Supra...083 Pioneer...136,193 Supreme...027 Portland...046,066,119 Susumu...245 Prism...078 Sylvania...081,057 Profex...036...

  • Page 62: Helpful Hints

    62 Helpful Hints If you are having problems with your product, check this list of problems and possible solutions before requesting service. You may be able to solve the problem yourself. If you need to call a customer service representative, please know the model number and serial num- ber of your product before you call.

  • Page 63: Helpful Hints

    Use a commonly available cleaning CD/DVD to clean the lens of the DVD Recorder. • A DVD+RW recorded on a different brand of Recorder can play on the Philips DVD Recorder, but all its features may not be accessible. However, you may be able to adapt the disc format so you can access the Disc’s original features.

  • Page 64: Glossary

    TV that has Component Video In jacks. The IN jacks allow the Recorder to receive high-quality video from other equipment, such as a DVD Player. Digital: Sound that has been converted into numerical values. Digital sound is available when you use the COAX (coaxial) or OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jacks on the Recorder.

  • Page 65: Diagnostic Test 65

    Release PLAY :. Momentarily, “FAIL” or “PASS” will appear on the display panel. If “FAIL” appears, your Recorder needs repair. Contact the Philips Customer Care Center for the Authorized Service Center nearest you. If “PASS” appears, the Recorder apparently has no failure. The problem may be incorrect inter- pretation of the operating instructions, a wrong Disc in use, or incorrect connections.

  • Page 66: Specifications

    66 Specifications DISC FORMATS SUPPORTED Disc type Playback DVD+RW • DVD-RW (Video format) • DVD-R • DVD-Video • SVCD • Video CD • Audio CD • CD-R • CD-RW • DVD+REWRITABLE DISC FORMAT Medium Phase-Change ReWritable Diameter 12 cm Capacity (single side) 4.7 Gbyte Recording time 60 minutes...

  • Page 67: Limited Warranty 67

    No other warranties are expressed or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Philips is not liable under any cir- cumstances for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or con- sequential damages, howsoever incurred, even if notified of the possibility of such damages.)

  • Page 68: Information Index

    a/ch button ...21 edit button...21 ac power cord ...10-14, 24 editing ...48 access control ...49-53 ep ...46 adapt disc format...54 erase disc ...47 add/delete channels...36 erase this title...44 analog output...31, 57 error messages...43 analog sound...31, 57 angle ...26, 30 fast forward searching...25, 32 angle button ...21, 30 fast motion ...25 append recording...45...

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