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Philips DVDR3370H Owner's Manual

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    Once your PHILIPS purchase is registered, you're eligible to receive all the privileges of owning a PHILIPS So complete and return the Warranty Registration Card enclosed with your purchase at once. And take advantage of these important benefits. Registering your product within 10 days...

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    Corporation and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Model Number: DVDR 77/17 Trade Name: PHILIPS Responsible Party: Philips Consumer Electronics N.A. P.O. Box 14810, Knoxville, TN 37914-1810 1-800-531-0039...

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    heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong.

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    TV/DVD : To connect the antenna signal directly to the TV. This button lets you switch between the DVD Recorder and the antenna signal. This function operates when the DVD Recorder is connected to the TV with only an antenna cable.

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    Holding down the button will open and close the disc tray. PAUSE 9 If this button is pressed during playback, the DVD Recorder switches to pause. You will see a still picture. If this button is pressed during recording, the DVD Recorder will also switch to pause.

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    DV IN for digital Camcorders or other suitable devices using this connector (channel number ' : To switch the DVD Recorder off or on, interrupt a : Open/close disc tray : Input for SVHS/Hi8 camcorders or SVHS/Hi8 video : Input for camcorders or video recorders (channel...

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    4MAINS : Connection to the power outlet (110V/60Hz) ANTENNA IN TV OUT S-VIDEO IN '). Switching between jack S-VIDEO IN and Video in is done automatically. Video in (channel number ' IN AUDIO L/R Audio for jack Video in : Connection for an additional device (channel number ' AUDIO L/R IN VIDEO IN : Connection for an additional device.

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    COMPONENT VIDEO OUT an additional device with component video/progressive scan input COAX OUT OPTICAL AUDIO The following symbols may appear on your DVD Recorder display: Multifunction display/text line •) Clock •) Disc/Title play time •) OTR time •) Title name •) Display of the TV channel number / playing time / function.

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    The following messages may appear on your DVD Recorder display. If you name a disc, the disc name will appear on the display panel as well. The DVD Recorder is currently in the initial installation mode. Switch on your TV and read section 'Initial installation' in chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder.'...

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    An unauthorized action was attempted during recording (e.g. pressing the OPEN/CLOSE J button). An empty tile was selected. An attempt was made to record on a protected disc during playback. This message will also appear when an attempt is made to insert a chapter marker( EDIT button).

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Dear Philips customer, Region codes Technical data Accessories Important notes regarding operation Cleaning discs Special functions of your new DVD Recorder Preparing the remote control for operation Connecting your DVD Recorder to the TV Connecting with a Component Video (Y PB PR) cable...

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    Preparing a DVD+RW/+R Transfer the photos to a DVD+RW/+R Changing the media settings Problem solving for 'Digital Photo Manager' General information Recording without automatic switch-off Pausing recording Recording with automatic switch-off (OTR one-touch-recording) Preventing accidental erasing of discs Lining up recordings within a title (assemble cut) Selecting the recording mode (picture quality) General Favorite Scene Selection...

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    Instruction manuals are usually very dry since they are technically-oriented and often poorly translated. I have been employed by Philips for this reason. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Phil. I will be guiding you through the instruction manual and try to be of help in operating your new device.

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    For this disc to be played in a DVD player, it must be 'finalized' in the DVD Recorder. After this has been completed, no further recordings can be added. Your Philips DVD Recorder is a Recorder and Player for digital video discs, with a two-way compatibility to the universal DVD Video standard. This means that: •)existing pre-recorded DVDs can be played.

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    Using this DVD Recorder, you can play and record on the following discs: DVD+RW (Digital Versatile Disc + Rewritable); can be recorded on over and over. DVD+R (Digital Versatile Disc + recordable); can be recorded on once. DVD Video (Digital Versatile Disc) DVD-R (DVD-Recordable) Can only be played back when the recording was made in 'video mode' and the recording was finalized.

  • Page 18: Region Codes

    This device will only play Region 1 DVDs or DVDs manufactured to be played in all regions ('ALL'). DVDs from other regions cannot be played in this DVD Recorder. The number within the globe represents the region of the world.

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    If you disconnect the DVD Recorder from the power supply, pull out the power cord's plug from the wall outlet, not only the plug from the jack 4MAINS at the rear of the set. Children playing near the device could suffer injuries at the free end of the cable.

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    DVD Recorder. If liquid spills into it, immediately disconnect the Recorder from the power supply and call Philips for advice. Keep the DVD Recorder away from domestic heating equipment and other sources of heat, as well as direct sunlight.

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    New recordings on a DVD+R disc will always be added after the end of all recordings. The Philips DVD Recorder can play DVDs and CDs. DVDs made using this DVD Recorder can be played in most current (and future) DVD players.

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    This is currently the most common system, also used in movie theaters. This DVD Recorder records each sound in two-channel Dolby Digital on a DVD+RW. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

  • Page 23: Connecting The Dvd Recorder

    DVD Recorder and the TV could result in poor picture quality. When you install your DVD Recorder for the first time, select one of the following options: If your TV is equipped with Component Video (Y PB PR, YUV) / Progressive Scan (Y PB PR) input If your TV is equipped with a S-Video (SVHS) jack.

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    ANTENNA IN jack at the back of the DVD recorder. Insert one end of the supplied antenna cable into the TV OUT jack at the back of the DVD Recorder and the other end into the antenna input jack at the back of the TV.

  • Page 25: Initial Installation

    (Usually called 'Video In Y Cb Cr'. Please see your TV's instruction manual). The colors of the jacks on the DVD Recorder must match those on the TV (red-red/blue-blue/green-green). If they are not matched properly, this could cause the color of the picture to be reversed or there could be no picture at all.

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    ANTENNA IN jack at the back of the DVD recorder. Insert one end of the supplied antenna cable into the TV OUT jack at the back of the DVD Recorder and the other end into the antenna input jack at the back of the TV.

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    Press STANDBY-ON m on the recorder. ' appear on the display. Then, read the paragraph 'Initial installation' in the chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder'. This cable, usually featuring yellow cinch plugs, is used for transmitting the Composite Video signal (FBAS, CVBS). In this method of transmission the color signal and the brightness signal are transmitted on the same cable.

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    Press STANDBY-ON m on the recorder. ' appear on the display. Then, read the paragraph 'Initial installation' in the chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder'. USE THIS CONNECTIONN IF YOUR TV ONLY HAS A SINGLE ANTENNA IN JACK AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY AUDIO/VIDEO JACKS. Please observe that you must adjust the TV to the DVD-Recorder (channel 3 or 4).

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    Change between channel 3 and 4 on the TV. This TV channel number must be used in the future for DVD recorder playback. Then, read the paragraph 'Initial installation' in the chapter 'Installing your DVD recorder'. Connecting the DVD Recorder ' will ' is displayed.

  • Page 30: Connecting Additional Devices

    If the recording is made from a video recorder, adjust the "tracking" on the video recorder. b In case of bad, non-standard video input signals, the DVD Recorder may not be able to detect the signal. b This occurs when you attempt to copy copy-protected DVDs or video cassettes.

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    The additional device (satellite receiver) must be connected device - DVD recorder - TV set). Only the TV set must be connected to the TV OUT jack. •) If there is interference in the picture when the satellite receiver is switched on, a TV broadcaster may be transmitting on the same channel or a channel very close to that of the satellite receiver.

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    If you are using a Hi8 or S-VHS(C) camcorder, connect the S-VIDEO in jack of the DVD Recorder to the corresponding S-video out jack on the camcorder. You must also connect the left AUDIO right in jacks of the DVD Recorder to the audio out jacks on the camcorder.

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    The back of the DVD Recorder features two digital audio output jacks OPTICAL AUDIO OUT for an optical cable and COAX OUT for a coaxial cable (cinch cable). It can be used to connect the following devices: Digital multi-channel sound provides maximum sound quality. You will...

  • Page 34: Installing Your Dvd Recorder

    After you have successfully connected the DVD Recorder and other devices to your TV (as described in the previous chapter), this chapter will help you start the initial installation. The DVD Recorder automatically seeks and stores all available TV channels.

  • Page 35: Automatic Tv Channel Search

    DVD Recorder and TV. b Please have patience. The DVD Recorder searches the entire frequency range in order to find and save the largest possible number of TV channels. b If no antenna is connected, complete the basic settings and then, if desired, start the automatic channel search (see section 'Automatic TV channel search').

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    Turn on your TV. Select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Turn on the DVD Recorder by pressing STANDBY-ON m . Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the TV screen.

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    Turn on your TV. If required, select the TV's Audio/Video In (or channel 3 or 4). Press STANDBY m to turn on the DVD recorder. Press the SYSTEM-MENU button on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen.

  • Page 38: Switching Audio Recording (stereo, Sap)

    Plus, you have the option of setting one of the displayed languages for the recorder's on-screen menu. However, the DVD Recorder will only display text in English, regardless of this setting. Turn on your TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4).

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    (a recording in SAP can be played back only in SAP). Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4). Turn on the DVD Recorder by pressing STANDBY-ON m . Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote control. The menu bar will appear.

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    Guide channel number. An overview of guide numbers/TV channels can be found in your daily newspaper or in your TV listings. Confirm the allocation with OK . To end, press SYSTEM-MENU . ' using B or A and confirm Installing your DVD recorder...

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    For this reason, you must enter the PBS channel that sends this additional information. When the DVD Recorder chooses a wrong PBS channel or the displayed time/date is wrong, you must manually set the date/time (see section 'Manually setting the time & date').

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    When all settings are correct, confirm with OK . To end, press SYSTEM-MENU . If the setting has been confirmed with OK the automatic system is disabled. ' using the number buttons 0..9 on ', and ' ' in the same way. Installing your DVD recorder...

  • Page 43: Information On The Tv Screen

    You can check/change many functions and settings of your DVD Recorder via the system menu bar. The menu bar cannot be displayed during recording. The SYSTEM-MENU button is used to call up the menu bar (main menu) and to close it. The D and C buttons are used to select the corresponding function.

  • Page 44: Status Box

    The status box displays the current status of the DVD Recorder and the type of disc inserted. This display can be turned off. Information on the TV screen...

  • Page 45: Tuner Info Box

    This box appears in the bottom left corner of the TV screen. It displays the current antenna signal, the TV channel, and the channel name of the program you just selected. TV channel is not available or reception to too weak / Device is not connected or is turned off Instead of the information about the aerial signal or the TV channel, you can watch the picture of the selected TV channel or the signal on the input socket.

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    The DVD Recorder can be used with the following systems: •) DVD Video •) Video CD or Super Video CD •) DVD+RW •) DVD+R •) DVD-RW (video mode, finalized) •) DVD-R •) CD-R •) CD-RW •) Audio CD •) MP3-CD •) Picture-CD (JPEG-data)

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    OPEN/CLOSE J button on the front of the Press the Recorder. The disc tray will open. ' display, then ' ' when the disc tray has already been opened. Carefully place the disc into the tray with the label facing up, then PLAY G or OPEN/CLOSE J .

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    The following will appear on the display: title, chapter, elapsed time. To stop playback, press STOP h on the remote control or h on the DVD recorder. To eject the disc, press OPEN/CLOSE J on the front of the DVD recorder.

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    For more information, please read the section 'Selecting the recording mode (picture quality)' in the chapter 'Manual recording'. You can also use the DVD Recorder to pay audio CDs Insert an audio CD. Playback starts automatically. If the TV is turned on, the Audio CD display will appear on the screen.

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    If the TV is turned on, the MP3 CD display will appear on the TV screen. During playback, the number of the current track will be shown on the screen and display. During interrupted playback (using STOP h ), the album numbers will be shown on the TV and on the display.

  • Page 51: Other Playback Functions

    N / O buttons. To continue playback, press PLAY G twice at the desired position. b During search the sound is turned off. This is not a defect of your DVD recorder. Other playback functions start previous...

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    During playback, press the SYSTEM-MENU button on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen. ' symbol on the second menu bar using C or Select the ' D and confirm with B . Now you can select different search speeds forwards or backwards using D or C .

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    During playback, press the SYSTEM-MENU button on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen. Select ' ' with C or D and confirm with B . You can now move forwards or backwards at different speeds using D or C .

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    You can select an entire section or the entire disc for repeat playback. Depending on the disc type (DVD-Video, DVD+RW, Video-CDs), you can select chapters, titles or the entire disc. Select the desired chapter, title or disc and start playback. During playback, press PLAY MODE .

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    During playback, press PLAY MODE repeatedly until ' appears on the screen. After 10 seconds, the DVD Recorder will switch to the next chapter/track. To resume the playback at the corresponding chapter/track, press STOP h and then PLAY G .

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    Using this function, you can enlarge the video image and pan through the enlarged image. During playback, press ZOOM . The DVD Recorder switches to 'PAUSE'. You will see a still picture. Use B or A to select the desired zoom factor.

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    Pre-recorded DVDs sometimes come with different subtitle languages. The language used for playback is the one that you selected during the initial installation or the default of the DVD. However, you can change the subtitle language of a disc at any time. Please note that the subtitle language can be changed via the menu ( DISC-MENU button) of the inserted disc as well as with the SUBTITLE button.

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    DVD+RW/+R or memory card. In case you want to store pictures on a medium that cannot be recorded by the DVD recorder (Picture CD, CD-ROM, finalized DVD+R, DVD), you can store up to a maximum of 100 pictures per album in 20 albums. These albums will be stored in the internal memory with the appropriate disc ID-number.

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    In this DVD-Recorder you can use the following types of memory cards with an adapter: •) SD memory cards •) Multimedia Card •) CompactFlash •) SmartMedia •) Memory Stick/Memory Stick pro •) Micro Drive •) xD Picture Card The DVD-Recorder can read/write files, which were stored on memory cards using the file systems FAT 8, FAT 12, FAT16 and FAT 32.

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    The DVD recorder can read JPEG pictures stored on a CD-ROM, Picture CD, memory card, or a DVD and write them on a DVD+RW/+R or memory card. •) The file extension has to be '*.JPG' and not '*.JPEG'. •) These pictures must be stored in the root directory or in a subfolder called 'DCIM'. These will be recognized by the DVD recorder as rolls (comparable with a 35mm roll for cameras).

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    Press OK to select the desired picture. The picture will be displayed as a full picture on the screen. On the corresponding pictures press SELECT to select them for editing. The picture frame appears in a different color. If you want to deselect the pictures, press SELECT on the selected pictures again.

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    Enlarge pictures: Button ZOOM Edit pictures: Button EDIT You can edit the pictures in the DVD recorder and then store them back on the memory card or a DVD+RW/+R. The original picture remains unchanged, and the modified one is additionally stored on the medium.

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    Returns to the picture overview. Rotates the picture by 90° each time you press OK . Mirrors the picture along its vertical axis when you press OK . Using this function, you can enlarge the picture and pan through the enlarged picture. Press OK to activate the zoom function.

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    Using this function, you can change the red, green, and blue color components of the picture. Press B . Use B or A to select the corresponding color control. Change the color using D or C . Keep pressing A until the menu bar is selected. This setting will appear only if changes have already been made to the picture.

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    Using this function, you can record the pictures in such a way, that you can view the slide show from a roll or an album on a DVD player. The slide show will be stored on the DVD+RW/+R as a video title. If you want to store the photos in the JPEG format in addition to the video title, you must prepare the DVD+RW so that you can store both pictures and videos.

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    Select the disc (top symbol) in the ' with C . Add pictures to the album as described in chapter 'Adding pictures to the album'. You can change the order of the pictures, erase unwanted pictures, enter a new name for an album, or change the cover picture of the album, until the album corresponds to your personal preferences.

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    Albums from a medium that cannot be recorded by the DVD recorder (Picture CD, CD-ROM, finalized DVD+R), will be stored in the internal memory of the DVD recorder. You can store up to a maximum of 100 pictures per album in 20 albums.

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    Confirm with OK . The album will be created. ' while the album is created. The menu ' To add additional pictures, use B to select ' confirm with OK . Repeat steps until the album contains all the desired pictures.

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    You can also erase, rotate, or hide pictures in an album. These changes will only affect the album. The pictures on the disc or the memory card will remain unchanged. Select the pictures you want to change in the ' using SELECT .

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    You can adjust various album settings to your individual needs. You can change the name and date of an album. Moreover, you can copy or delete the album. You can change the picture used to represent a certain album in the ' rule, the first picture of an album is used as the cover picture.

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    Select ' ' in the ' confirm with C . Select the field you want to change using D , C . Change the date using B , A or use the 0..9 buttons to enter the numbers. Confirm the changes with OK . Select ' ' (second page) in the ' B , A and confirm with OK .

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    It is also possible to erase an album. The pictures within an album will not be deleted and shall remain on the storage medium (disc or memory card) unchanged. Select ' ' (second page) in the ' using B , A and confirm with OK . If you really want to erase the album, press OK to confirm, otherwise cancel the function using A .

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    Select ' ' in the menu ' confirm with C . Select the field you want to change using D , C . Change the date using B , A or use the 0..9 buttons to enter the numbers. Confirm the changes with OK . Select ' ' in the ' confirm with OK .

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    If you want to store the JPEG pictures from the rolls/albums on a DVD+RW/+R, you must first prepare the disc. Press PHOTO on the remote control. The media menu will appear. Use B or A to select the disc alone as a medium. If you did not insert a disc, a warning sign will appear above the symbol on the left hand side of the screen.

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    If the disc has been successfully prepared, the ' menu will appear, indicating the available storage space. (4.4 GB for ' '/650MB for ' Using this function, you can store the pictures on the DVD+RW/+R in the same format as on a memory card.

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    You can adjust various settings for a DVD+RW/+R or a memory card. If a CD-R/RW is loaded no changes can be made, because this media cannot be recorded by the DVD recorder Press PHOTO on the remote control. The ' screen will appear.

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    PROBLEM The 'Digital Photo Manager' SOLUTION The photo does not have a associated thumbnail. In this case, the photo but not the thumbnail is viewable. The image is too large to be viewed in its thumbnail format. The corresponding (hidden) photo will not be shown during the slide show. You can unhide this photo in the album overview again.

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    '. After this is done, no more recordings can be added to this disc. If this disc is only to be played in the DVD recorder, then it does not have to be finalized. Recordings can be added and then deleted.

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    Switch on the TV and, if required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio In channel). Insert a disc to be used for the recording. The system and content of the disc will be checked. ' display.

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    If you want to playback recordings on a DVD player, you must first finalize the disc in the DVD recorder. You can use the ' function on the DVD so that it can be read by the DVD player without problem.

  • Page 81: Timer Info Box

    During recording press recording the commercials. To continue recording, press REC/OTR n . To stop recording, press the STOP h button. Wait until ' disappears from the display before you try another feature. Insert a disc. If necessary, switch to TV programming by pressing the MONITOR button on the remote.

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    You can lock the entire disc to prevent important recordings from being erased by accident. You can only lock the entire disc. It is not possible to lock individual recordings. As long as these discs have not been finalized, you can protect them against being overwritten just like DVD+RW.

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    You can add further recordings to a title already contained on a DVD+RW. The new recording will be added to the title as a chapter. Previous information will be overwritten from this location onward. Depending on the length of the recording, this will also overwrite titles that follow the current title.

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    For playback, the correct picture quality will automatically be selected. Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Select the record mode with the button REC MODE on the remote control.

  • Page 85: Managing Disc Content

    When a recording is made on a disc, the following information is saved at the start of each recording: •) Name of the recording If no name is sent by the broadcaster, then the channel number (channel name) and time the recording started is saved as the name •) Length of recording •) Recording mode (quality) •) Date of the recording...

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    In this menu, you can adjust a title to your personal preferences. You can insert/delete chapter markers, hide chapters, select a new index screen, or split the title. Press EDIT on the remote control during recording to open this menu. During playback, you can set and delete chapter markers within a title.

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    Search for the end of the scene. You can also use O or N to search faster for the end of the scene. Make sure that you do not jump into the next title (title number 'T' must not change). Only chapters within a title can be hidden. Press PAUSE 9 at the corresponding position.

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    Select the line ' Start the action with OK . ' screen. When successfully completed, the DVD Recorder automatically brings you back to the index picture screen. ' menu will ' for this ' for all chapters of the ' menu ' and confirm with OK .

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    Start the change with OK . ' TV screen. When successfully completed, the DVD Recorder automatically brings you back to the index picture screen. A title can be split into several parts (titles) no matter how large. Each of these parts (titles) is characterized by its own index picture.

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    The channel number and time of the recording are stored as the name. The name of the recording can only be changed after the recording has been completed. Press STOP h to stop playback if necessary. Using A or B , select the title you want to edit and confirm with C .

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    You can delete specific recordings from a disc. Proceed as follows: STOP h button, Press DISC-MENU . Use A or B to select the title to be deleted and confirm with C . The title editing menu will appear. ' using A or B and confirm with OK . Select ' ' will appear on the screen.

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    This display is located the first title and contains general information about the inserted disc. You can: •) change the disc name •) protect or unprotect a disc •) finalize editing (make DVD compatible) •) finalizing DVD+Rs •) Erase DVD+RWs To show this display, proceed as follows: STOP h button, Press...

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    Press a number button as often as the required character or the number appears. You can enter language dependent characters with the buttons N or O on the corresponding character e.g.: ä, button 2 for 'a' and then with O as often as 'ä' appears. For special characters press the button 1 repeatedly.

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    Either no DVD+R was inserted or the disc has already been finalized. To end, press SYSTEM-MENU . b If the disc was made on another DVD recorder, it is possible that this menu cannot be opened. In this case, use the '...

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    The DVD Recorder will switch to the right channel and begin recording at the correct time. With this DVD recorder, you can pre-program up to 6 recordings within a period of one year. To make a programmed recording, your DVD Recorder needs to know:...

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    SYSTEM-MENU button. b Check the time/date (see 'Setting the time & date' in 'Installing your DVD recorder'). b A daily recording was entered for the wrong day. Daily programming can only be used for recordings to be made from Monday to Friday.

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    You can select also the recording mode ' With these setting the recording mode (bit rate) will be automatically calculated to use the complete empty space (title ' If the empty space is too small the recording will be stopped to prevent the following titles from being overwritten.

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    In ' ' use SELECT to select from the following options: : Repeated daily recordings from Monday to Friday : Repeated weekly recordings (every week on the same day, e.g. Monday). You can also program recordings from external sources via S-VIDEO IN , Video in (' ') or COMPONENT VIDEO IN (' Use the SELECT button to select '...

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4). With the Recorder on, press TIMER s on the remote control. The programming method selected last is marked. ' using B or A and confirm with C .

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    While a programmed recording is being made, you cannot operate your DVD Recorder manually. If you want to cancel the programmed recording, press STANDBY m . The DVD Recorder was switched on a few minutes before the start of a programmed recording.

  • Page 101: User Preferences

    This section explains how to customize the DVD Recorder to your preferences. These icons indicate the following: Control the DVD Recorder using the remote control of your Philips TV Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4 or Audio/Video In channel).

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    You can select the following functions in this menu: The picture signal can be adjusted to fit your TV: : for a 'wide-screen' display with black bars on the top and bottom ': for a full-height picture with the sides trimmed ' : for wide-screen TV (frame ratio 16:9) Adapts the color dynamic for NTSC playback when set to ' This allows you to move the picture left or right using the D , C buttons in order to adjust...

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    Component video output signal as follows: Disconnect the recorder's power cord. Hold down N on the DVD Recorder while reconnecting the power cord. 'PRO' (progressive scan) appears on the display. If you want to switch back, repeat steps 1 and 2 . 'PRO' disappears from the display.

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    Night mode optimizes the sound dynamics at low volume. This causes less disturbance in quiet environments. This setting only functions with Dolby Digital Audio on DVDs. You can select the following settings in this menu: Audio language of DVDs Audio recording Subtitle language Screen menu language You can select the following functions in this menu:...

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    Moreover, you can present the most important features of the DVD Recorder in scrolling text in the display (demo). : If the DVD Recorder is switched off using STANDBY m , the clock display is not visible. : If the DVD Recorder is switched off using STANDBY m , the clock display is visible.

  • Page 106: Playback Of A (super) Video Cd

    In this menu you can set the remote control type to which your DVD Recorder should respond: : The DVD Recorder also responds to a DVD player remote control (remote control code RC-6). Choose this setting if your Philips TV remote supports DVD functions.

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    With the enclosed multicode remote control you can control the main functions of your TV set. To do this, you must first enter a code number that corresponds to the make of your TV set. You will find a summary of all available remote control codes on the last page of this manual. Hold down the STANDBY m button.

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Turn on the DVD Recorder by pressing STANDBY-ON m . Press SYSTEM-MENU . The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen.

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    Confirm with OK . To end, press D and SYSTEM-MENU . If you activated Child Lock, you will need to enter the four-digit PIN in order to play locked discs. To deactivate the child lock, select the ' ' icon in Insert the disc.

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    Affected scenes are rated from 1 to 8. If a scene with such a rating is recognized during playback, the DVD Recorder compares the Parental control rating with that of the DVD scene. If the scene rating exceeds the Parental control rating, an alternative scene will be played back (if available).

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    Therefore, it is necessary that you enter the country for which these filter values apply. Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Turn on the DVD Recorder by pressing STANDBY-ON m .

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    Switch on the TV. If required, select the channel number for the DVD Recorder (channel 3 or 4 or the Audio/Video In channel). Turn on the DVD Recorder by pressing STANDBY-ON m . Press SYSTEM-MENU . The menu bar will appear.

  • Page 113: Before You Call Technical Support

    If you have any problems using this DVD recorder, it may be caused by one of the following reasons. You can also call the The telephone numbers can be found in the back of this instruction manual. You can also visit our Have the model number (MODEL NO) and the production number (PROD.NO) ready.

  • Page 114: Preventing Accidental Erasing Of Discs

    Wrong region code: The region code of the DVD and the DVD Recorder must match. The child lock is on. Read chapter 'Access Control (Child Lock)' You have selected or set the wrong channel number on the TV for the DVD recorder: Select the correct channel number on the TV (channel 3 or 4).

  • Page 115: Sound Settings

    PROBLEM SOLUTION The TV system of the disc does not match that of your TV (PAL/NTSC). The recording can be made in color only when the TV channels or the connected additional device sends a color signal. Black-and-white signals without color information (color subcarriers) cannot be recorded in color.

  • Page 116

    Hold down 5 on the remote control until the tray closes. The disc will be read ' appears on the display) and the DVD recorder will start the repair process. This may take up to four times as much time as the recording, in which the error occurred.

  • Page 117

    (including but not limited to rental purposes). Warranty service is available in all countries where the product is officially distributed by Philips. In countries where Philips does not distribute the product, the local Philips service organization will attempt to provide service (although there may be a delay if the appropriate spare parts and technical manual(s) are not readily available).

  • Page 118

    Centurion Action Century Admiral 093, 134, 209, 262, 306, Cimline Aiko 013, 246, 248, 250, 255, 266 Citizen Akai 002, 113, 114, 140, 216, 246, 248, 250, 255, 266, 285, 292, Classic 305, 324, 332 Clatronic 231, 246, 250, 256, 257, Akura 217, 222, 246, 250, 266 Alba 201, 217, 219, 232, 246, 249,...

  • Page 119

    150, 209, 228, 240, 249, 136, 137, 144, 154, 158, 209, 250, 280, 306, 309, 324, 250, 256, 262, 272, 306, 338 Philips 000, 003, 004, 006, 008, 009, 223, 239, 256, 275, 322 015, 037, 041, 042, 048, 049, 003, 093...

  • Page 120

    Stern Sunkai 219, 224, 225, 229, 266, 276, 277, 281, 330 Sunstar 246, 250 SuperTech 246, 250, 332 Teleavia Supra 246, 332 Telecaption Susumu 217, 278 Telecor Sylvania 004, 006, 008, 015, 037, Telefunken 151, 226, 250, 278, 284, 040, 041, 042, 045, 046, 088, 113, 114, 120, 128, Telegazi 131, 134, 136, 137, 144,...

  • Page 121

    If you reside in one of our Philips Factory Service Branch areas (see directory on back), you can contact the nearest Service Branch to obtain efficient and expedient repair for your product. If your product is In-Warranty, you should have proof-of-purchase to ensure No Charge Service.

  • Page 122

    Philips Factory Service 550 Franklin Road., Suite F Marietta, GA 30067 800-273-1501 Philips Factory Service 1911 US Highway 301 North, Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33619 800-442-2027 Philips Factory Service 681 East Brokaw Rd. San Jose, CA 95112 800-300-9013 Philips Factory Service 1110 N.

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