Pioneer DVR-530H-S Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer DVR-530H-S Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD Recorder DVR-630H-S DVR-530H-S Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 3: Operating Environment

    A damaged power cord can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check the power cord once in a while. When you find it damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized service center or your dealer for a replacement. K041_En ®...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents 01 Before you start Features ........6 What’s in the box .
  • Page 5 11 The Disc Setup menu Introduction ....... 87 Basic settings ......87 Initialize settings .
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    HDD recording Record up to 455 hours of video (in MN1 mode) on the DVR-630H-S’s internal 160 GB (gigabyte) hard disk (HDD). (Up to 227 hours on the DVR-530H-S’s 80 GB HDD.) With both recordable DVD and a high-capacity HDD in...
  • Page 7 ‘DVD-Video format’ recording: The use of the DVD- Video format for recording on DVD-R and DVD-RW discs is referred to as recording in ‘Video mode’ on Pioneer’s DVD recorders. Supporting playback of DVD-R / DVD- RW discs is optional for manufacturers of DVD...
  • Page 8: What's In The Box

    • You can control this recorder using the remote sensor of another Pioneer component using the CONTROL IN jack on the rear panel. See Rear panel connections on page 12 for more information.
  • Page 9: Disc / Content Format Playback Compatibility

    If you want to share DVD-RW discs between this recorder and an older recorder/writer, we recommend using Ver. 1.1 discs. The following table shows older Pioneer DVD recorders’ limited compatibility with DVD-RW Ver. 1.2 discs. Model...
  • Page 10 DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode (Video Recording format). However, for discs recorded with a record-only-once encrypted program, playback can only be achieved using a CPRM compatible device. Note that Pioneer cannot guarantee that discs recorded using this recorder will play on other players.
  • Page 11: About The Internal Hard Disk Drive

    ‘DVD-Video format’ recording: The use of the DVD- Video format for recording on DVD-R and DVD-RW discs is referred to as recording in ‘Video mode’ on Pioneer’s DVD recorders. Supporting playback of DVD-R / DVD- RW discs is optional for manufacturers of DVD...
  • Page 12: Connecting Up

    CONTROL IN Use to control this recorder from the remote sensor of another Pioneer component with a CONTROL OUT terminal and bearing the Pioneer CONTROL OUT of the other component to the CONTROL IN of this recorder using a mini-plug cord.
  • Page 13: Easy Connections

    Connecting up Easy connections The setup described here is a basic configuration that allows you to record TV programs on both this recorder and your VCR. When watching recordings from this recorder, set your TV to input 1; switch to input 2 to watch a video playing in the VCR.
  • Page 14: Using Other Types Of Video Output

    Connecting up Using other types of video output This recorder has standard (composite), S-video and component video outputs. The main difference between them is the quality of the picture. S-video delivers a better picture than composite video, while component video gives better picture quality still.
  • Page 15: Connecting To A Cable Box Or Satellite Receiver (1)

    Connecting up Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver (1) If you are using a cable box or satellite receiver with only a few scrambled channels, follow the setup on this page many or all the channels are scrambled, we recommend using the setup on the following page. Using the setup on this page you can: •...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Cable Box Or Satellite Receiver (2)

    Connecting up Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver (2) If many or all the channels you receive by cable or satellite are scrambled, we recommend using this setup. Using the setup on this page you can: • Record any channel by selecting it on the cable box/satellite receiver. •...
  • Page 17: Connecting To An Av Amplifier Or Receiver

    Connecting up Connecting to an AV amplifier or receiver To enjoy multichannel surround sound you need to connect this recorder to an AV amp/receiver using the digital optical output. In addition to the digital connection, we recommend also connecting using the stereo analog connection.
  • Page 18: Connecting Other Av Sources

    Connecting up Connecting other AV sources Connecting a VCR or analog camcorder OPEN/CLOSE STANDBY/ON AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT Analog camcorder AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT Connect a set of audio and video inputs of your VCR or camcorder to a set of outputs on this recorder.
  • Page 19: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connecting up Connecting a USB device Using the USB ports on the front and rear of the recorder you can connect USB devices such as digital cameras, printers and keyboards. Please also see the instructions that came with the device you want to connect before using.
  • Page 20: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel STANDBY/ON STANDBY/ON Press to switch the recorder on/into standby. Disc tray OPEN/CLOSE Press to open/close the disc tray. HDD/DVD indicator Lights blue when the HDD is selected; orange when DVD is selected.
  • Page 21: Remote Control

    TV CONTROL INPUT CHANNEL VOLUME SELECT DVD RECORDER ONE TOUCH COPY (page 59) Press to start One Touch Copy of the currently playing title to DVD or the HDD. Remote control indicator Lights when setting up the remote control for use with a TV (page 99) and when setting the remote control mode (page 97).
  • Page 22 Controls and displays 18 HELP Press for help on how to use the current GUI screen. 19 DISPLAY (page 32) Displays/changes the on-screen information displays. 20 Playback controls (page 29) REV SCAN / FWD SCAN Press to start reverse or forward scanning. Press again to change the speed.
  • Page 23: Display

    Controls and displays Display Lights during playback; blinks when playback is paused. Lights when copying. Lights during recording; blinks when recording is paused. Lights to indicate PM (after midday) for the clock display. (page 38) Lights when a timer recording has been set. (Indicator blinks if the timer has been set to DVD but there isn’t a recordable disc loaded, or the timer has been set to HDD but the HDD is not recordable.)
  • Page 24: Getting Started

    Getting started Chapter 4 Getting started Switching on and setting up When you switch the recorder on for the first time, you can make several basic settings using the Setup Navigator feature. This takes you through setting the clock, the internal TV tuner and the video output settings. If you’re using the recorder for the first time, we strongly recommend you use the Setup Navigator before starting to use the recorder.
  • Page 25: Manual Clock Setting

    Getting started • Auto-tuning channels The Auto Scan option automatically scans and sets the channel presets. Tuning 32/213 Cancel Select ‘Auto’ for automatic time setting, or ‘Manual’ to set the clock manually, then press ENTER. Initial Setup Basic Clock Clock Setting Basic Tuner Input Line System...
  • Page 26: Selecting The Hard Disk Or Dvd For Playback And Recording

    ‘Go Back’ if you want to start again. Initial Setup Basic Basic Clock Setting Setup is comp lete! Tuner Input Line System E njo y usin g yo u r DVD recorder! Video In/Out Power Save Audio In Help Audio Out Setup Navigator Setup Navigator...
  • Page 27: Making Your First Recording

    (Recording). STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE PLAY PAUSE STOP REC DVD RECORDER If they aren’t already on, switch on your TV and this recorder. STANDBY/ON to switch on. Press Make sure that the video input on your TV is set to this recorder.Press HDD to record to the HDD, or DVD to record to a recordable DVD.
  • Page 28: Using The Built-In Tv Tuner

    Getting started Using the built-in TV tuner Changing TV channels There are three different ways to select TV channels. Note that you can’t change the TV channel during playback, recording or during recording standby. • CH +/– buttons on the remote •...
  • Page 29: Basic Playback

    STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE ENTER PLAY STOP DVD RECORDER Press STANDBY/ON to switch on. Also turn on your TV and make sure that it is set to the correct video input. Press HDD to playback from the HDD, or DVD to play a DVD.
  • Page 30 Getting started Playing DVD discs The table below shows the basic playback controls for DVD-Video, and recordable DVD discs. Press to start playback. PLAY If RESUME is displayed on-screen, play- back starts from the place last stopped. Press to stop playback. STOP You can resume playback from the same point by pressing...
  • Page 31 Getting started Playing CDs and WMA/MP3 discs The table below shows the basic playback controls for audio CDs , and WMA/MP3 files. Press to start playback. PLAY Press to stop playback. STOP Pauses playback, or restarts playback PAUSE when paused. Press to start scanning.
  • Page 32: Using The Home Menu

    Getting started Using the Home Menu From the Home Menu screen you can access all the features of the recorder. Note that some options in the Home Menu may be grayed out sometimes, indicating that they are not available at the present time. For example, the Photo Viewer option is grayed out unless there is a disc loaded that contains JPEG image files.
  • Page 33 Getting started HDD and removable disc activity display Press DISPLAY once to see the HDD and removable disc (DVD, etc.) activity. Use the HDD and DVD buttons to switch between the two kinds of display. The example displays below show high-speed copying from HDD to DVD, and HDD chase playback.
  • Page 34 Getting started Total running time of title Angle indicator Lights during multi-angle scenes. Play display 2 Play 3–2 0. 00. 15 DVD-R Video Chapter Time Chapter Total Hi-Speed Copy Title Name 21/11 Football match Chase playback, simultaneous record/playback, copy, disc back-up Indicates that recording, copying or back-up is in progress.
  • Page 35: Recording

    9 for detailed disc compatibility information. Note 1.Some DVD players, such as some Pioneer models, are compatible with VR mode discs. Check the operating instructions for your player for VR mode compatibility information. • Although this recorder can record PAL, SECAM, NTSC and PAL-60, you can’t mix multiple TV line...
  • Page 36: Recording Time And Picture Quality

    Recording Recording time and picture quality There are six preset recording quality modes • XP – Highest quality setting, gives about one hour of recording time on a DVD disc. • SP (Standard Play) – Default quality, sufficient for most applications, gives about two hours of recording time on a DVD.
  • Page 37: Setting The Picture Quality/Recording Time

    Recording Recording equipment and copyright Recording equipment should be used only for lawful copying and you are advised to check carefully what is lawful copying in the country in which you are making a copy. Copying of copyright material such as films or music is unlawful unless permitted by a legal exception or consented to by the rightowners.
  • Page 38: Setting A Timer Recording

    Recording • While the recorder is stopped, you can also use the number buttons on the remote to select the channel. (For channel 6, press 6 then ENTER; for channel 24, press 2, 4 then ENTER) • If the recorder is stopped, you can also use the +/– buttons on the front panel to select the channel number.
  • Page 39 Recording • The timer indicator ( ) lights in the front panel display when the timer is active. If the indicator is blinking it means that (for a DVD timer recording) there is no disc loaded, or the disc loaded is not recordable (for an HDD timer recording it means that the HDD is not recordable).
  • Page 40: Programming System

    Recording Use the to move the cursor to the recording end time on the grid. Recording start time Easy Timer Recording 11:00 12:00 13:00 1/01 2/01 3/01 1/01 11:45 CHANNEL + / – Pr 7 REC MODE As you move the cursor around the grid, an arrow stretches from the start time to the current cursor position, representing the length of the recording.
  • Page 41 Recording Select ‘Store Program’ to finish. • Other options in the same menu panel allow you to name the program, and change the recording destination and/or recording mode. G-Code programming with the power off You can enter a G-Code programming number when the recorder is in standby.
  • Page 42 Recording Select ‘New Input’ to set a new timer program, then press ENTER. Timer Program Set Manhattan Open Tennis Date Start Pr 10 SAT 26/3 18:00 Detailed Settings Enter Details Record To Recording Mode Auto Replace Rec. Genre No Category Bilingual Recording HDD Recording Format Video Mode On...
  • Page 43 Recording • If the HDD is being used for playback or high-speed copying when an Auto Replace Recording is due to start, the new timer recording will not replace the old one. However, the next time the timer recording starts, both of the older two programs will be erased. Editing a timer program You can change any of the settings in a timer program before the recording is due to start.
  • Page 44: Timer Recording Faq

    Recording Canceling and stopping a timer recording in progress After a timer recording has started, you can cancel the program (but continue recording), or stop recording completely if you need to. STOP REC During timer recording, press and hold three seconds. Only the program is canceled (the timer indicator disappears);...
  • Page 45: Simultaneous Recording And Playback

    Recording Simultaneous recording and playback VR mode A feature called Chase Play makes it possible to watch a recording in progress (DVD or HDD) from the start of the recording (as in, playback is ‘chasing’ the recording). For example, perhaps you have to miss the first 30 minutes of a movie on TV;...
  • Page 46: Automatic Recording From A Satellite Tuner

    Recording Set up the recorder. • Use REC MODE to set the recording quality. See Setting the picture quality/recording time on page 37 for detailed information. • Press HDD to record to the hard disk drive, or DVD to record to a DVD. Press REC when you’re ready to start recording.
  • Page 47: Recording From A Dv Camcorder

    Recording Recording from a DV camcorder VR mode Video mode You can record from a DV camcorder connected to the DV IN jack on the front panel of this recorder. Using the recorder’s remote, you can control both the camcorder and this recorder.
  • Page 48: Playing Your Recordings On Other Dvd Players

    Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs recorded in Video mode. A number of players (including many Pioneer models) can also play DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode, finalized or not. Most players will not play VR mode DVD-R discs, although some DVD- ROM drives and DVD recorders may be able to (finalization might be necessary).
  • Page 49: Initializing A Recordable Dvd Disc

    Note 1.If a disc was previously finalized on an older DVD recorder, you may not be able to re-initialize and/or initialize it for Video mode recording. Initializing a recordable DVD disc When you first load a blank disc, the recorder will initialize it automatically for recording.
  • Page 50: Playback

    Playback Chapter 6 Playback Introduction Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays. Navigate these using the and ENTER. To go back one level from any screen, use the RETURN button. Remember also that the button guide at the bottom of every screen shows which buttons do what.
  • Page 51: Using The Disc Navigator To Browse The Contents Of A Disc

    Playback Video CD Super VCD WMA/MP3 During playback, use the number buttons to input a track number. For example, for track 6, press 6; for track 24, press 2, then 4. • To clear and start again, press CLEAR. Optionally: Press ENTER. •...
  • Page 52 Playback Use the buttons to select ‘Style’, ‘Sort Order’ or ‘Genre’, then press ENTER to see the available view options. • Style – Select four or eight titles per screen view Disc Navigator (HDD) 23:00 FRI 3/12 11/29 MON 7:00PM Style 11/29Mon 7:00PM 23:00 Fri 3/12 Pr 4 SP...
  • Page 53: Scanning Discs

    Playback Scanning discs You can fast scan discs at various speeds, forwards or backward. REV SCAN PLAY FWD SCAN During playback, press reverse or forward scanning. • The scanning speed is shown on-screen. Press the same button repeatedly to increase the scanning speed.
  • Page 54: Frame Advance/Frame Reverse

    Playback Frame advance/frame reverse Video CD You can advance or back up video on a DVD disc or the HDD frame-by-frame. With Video CD/Super VCDs, you can only use frame advance. PAUSE During playback, press Press to back up or advance one frame. •...
  • Page 55: Repeat Play

    Playback • You can often select what you want to watch on a DVD disc from the disc menu. Press MENU or TOP MENU to display the disc menu. • Time search doesn’t work with CDs and Super VCDs. A-B Repeat Video CD The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track or title that form a loop which is...
  • Page 56: Program Play

    Playback Program play DVD-Video This feature lets you program the play order of titles/ chapters /folders/tracks on a disc or the HDD. Select ‘Program’ from the Play Mode menu. Select ‘Input/Edit Program’ from the list of program options. Play Mode Search Mode Input/Edit Program A-B Repeat...
  • Page 57: Displaying And Switching Subtitles

    Playback Other Program play functions As well as creating and editing a program list, you can start program play, cancel program play, and erase the program list from the Play Mode menu. Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Program’ from the list of functions on the left.
  • Page 58: Switching Audio Channels

    Playback Switching audio channels VR mode WMA/MP3 For HDD and VR mode content recorded with bilingual audio, you can switch between left (L) channel, right (R) channel, or both (L+R). When playing Video CDs and audio CDs you can switch between stereo, just the left channel or just the right channel.
  • Page 59: Copying And Back-Up

    Copying and back-up Chapter 7 Copying and back-up Introduction Use the copying features of this recorder to: • Back up important recordings stored on the HDD to a DVD. • Make a DVD copy of a recording on the HDD to play in another player.
  • Page 60: Using Copy Lists

    Copying and back-up Canceling One Touch Copy You can cancel a One Touch Copy once it’s started. • Press and hold ONE TOUCH COPY for more than a second. Copying is canceled and the video already copied is erased. • If you cancel a HDD to DVD-R copy, the space available for recording does not return to the pre- copy figure.
  • Page 61 Copying and back-up Select ‘HDD DVD’. If this is the first time to create a Copy List, skip to step 4 below. Copy HDD DVD DVD/CD HDD Disc Back-up DV Record If there is already a Copy List stored in the recorder, choose whether to ‘Create New Copy List’...
  • Page 62 Copying and back-up Select ‘Next’ to move on to the Title Edit screen. Copy HDD DVD (Video mode) Edit Title 1 19:00 Mon 29/11 Pr 2 SP 19:00 Mon 29/11 Pr 2 SP 19:00 Mon 29/11 Pr 2 SP 19:00 Mon 29/11 Pr 2 SP 19:00 Mon 29/11 Pr 2 SP Copy List Total Current DVD Remain...
  • Page 63 – the recorder is reset to its factory settings (see Resetting the recorder on page 99). • It may not be possible to copy from a DVD disc that was recorded on a different DVD recorder or a PC. Press HOME MENU and select ‘Copy’. Select ‘DVD/CD HDD’.
  • Page 64 Using the remote key shortcuts to input a name on page 72. • For discs formatted on a different DVD recorder, you will see only a limited character set. Highlight ‘OK’ then press ENTER to enter the name and return to the Copy List.
  • Page 65 Copy List. Highlight the title you want to divide. Select ‘Divide’ from the command menu panel. Select the type of edit. DVD RECORDER Please select the type of editing. Video Mode Compatible Editing is recommended for compatibility with high-speed copying.
  • Page 66: Recording Mode

    Copying and back-up • Video Mode Compatible Editing – Edit points cannot be set with absolute precision, but high- speed copying to Video mode DVD will be possible. • Frame Accurate Editing – Exact edit points are preserved, but high-speed copying to Video mode DVD will not be possible.
  • Page 67: Using Disc Back-Up

    Copying and back-up When you change the recording mode setting, you can see how much disc space it will require. If this is more than is available, it shows up in red and you won’t be able to start copying. In this case, either change the recording quality, or press RETURN to go back to the Copy List screen and erase one or more titles from the Copy List.
  • Page 68 Copying and back-up Select ‘Start’ to start writing the backed-up data to the blank disc. Disc Back-up Write back-up data from Hard Disk Drive. The disc contents will be overwritten. OK to start? Start • To see the progress of the back-up, press DISPLAY. •...
  • Page 69: Editing

    Editing Chapter 8 Editing The Disc Navigator screen The Disc Navigator screen is where you can edit video content on unfinalized Video mode and VR mode DVD discs , as well as video content on the internal hard disk drive. Important •...
  • Page 70: Command Menu Panel Options

    Editing Command menu panel options The table below shows which commands you can use with which video type. Create (page 70) Play (page 71) Erase (page 71) Edit > Title Name (page 71) Edit > Set Thumbnail (page 72) Edit > Erase Section (page 73) Edit >...
  • Page 71 Editing Select ‘Create’ from the command menu panel. Disc Navigator (DVD) Play No title Erase 4 Titles Edit Play List Create Undo VR Mode Remain 0h30m Select a title to add to the Play List. Use the buttons to highlight an Original title then press ENTER to add it and display the Play List.
  • Page 72 For other remote control key shortcuts, see Using the remote key shortcuts to input a name below. • For discs formatted on a different DVD recorder, you will see only a limited character set. Highlight ‘OK’ then press ENTER to enter the name and return to the main Disc Navigator screen.
  • Page 73 Highlight the title containing the section you want to erase. Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Erase Section’ from the command menu panel. HDD only: Select the type of edit. DVD RECORDER Please select the type of editing. Video Mode Compatible Editing is recommended for compatibility with high-speed copying.
  • Page 74: Chapter Edit

    ‘No’ to cancel. Divided titles cannot be combined. Chapter Edit DVD RECORDER When editing a VR mode DVD or video on the HDD you can edit individual chapters within a title, with commands for erasing, combining and dividing.
  • Page 75 Editing • Erase /Move – Erase or move chapters: Select the chapter you want to erase/move and press ENTER. Select whether you want to erase or move the chapter. Chapter Edit (DVD VR mode Play List) 20:00 Fri 3/12 Pr 4 Erase Rec.
  • Page 76 Editing Move Play List only VR mode Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Play List titles. Highlight the title you want to move. Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Move’ from the command menu panel. Disc Navigator (DVD) 20:00 FRI 3/12 20:00 4 Titles 23:00 FRI 3/12...
  • Page 77: Frequently Asked Questions

    Editing Input a name for the genre. The name can be up to 12 characters long. Input Genre Name F r e e 1 A B C D E F G H I J K L M . , ? ! CAPS N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ( ) : ;...
  • Page 78: Using The Jukebox

    1.The recorder can copy up to 999 CDs; a CD can contain up to 99 tracks. The recorded audio format is 256 kbps Dolby Digital. ONE TOUCH COPY PLAY DVD RECORDER Press DVD. Load the CD you want to copy to the HDD. If you want to copy the CD with a different track order, set the program play mode here.
  • Page 79: Playing Music From The Jukebox

    Using the Jukebox Playing music from the Jukebox You can select albums or individual tracks from the Jukebox to play. Press Home Menu and select ‘Jukebox’. The album list is displayed. Disc Navigator Disc Setup Timer Recording Initial Setup Play Mode Video/Audio Adjust Copy Photo Viewer...
  • Page 80 Using the Jukebox Changing the album view From the album list, press options menu panel. Select the view option you want, then press ENTER. Jukebox 12/1 Album1 Sort order Recent first Album2 Recent First New First By favorite Album3 By album Genre Album4 By rec.
  • Page 81: The Photo Viewer

    The Photo Viewer Chapter 10 The Photo Viewer From the Photo Viewer you can view JPEG photos and picture files stored on the HDD, a DVD-R/RW or CD-ROM/R/ , or on a USB-equipped digital camera. You can also import files and save them to the recorder’s HDD or a DVD- R/RW disc.
  • Page 82: Playing A Slideshow

    The Photo Viewer Playing a slideshow From the Photo Viewer screen, use the buttons to select a folder from the folder list. The first nine images from the selected folder are displayed as thumbnails in the main part of the screen. •...
  • Page 83: Copying Files To A Dvd-R/Rw

    The Photo Viewer Select the folder containing the file(s) you want to import. If you want to import the whole folder, press ENTER here and skip to step 4 below. If you want to import multiple folders, use the Multi-Mode; see Selecting multiple files or folders below.
  • Page 84: Editing Files On The Hdd

    The Photo Viewer Press HOME MENU and select ‘Photo Viewer’ to display the Photo Viewer screen. Select ‘Copy files from a digital camera’ from the menu. PhotoViewer View/Edit photos on the HDD View photos on a CD/DVD View photos on a USB device Copy files from a digital camera Load a blank (or unrecorded Video mode) DVD-R or DVD-RW disc.
  • Page 85 The Photo Viewer Select ‘Erase’ or ‘Erase Folder’. PhotoViewer File Chair No. 2 Date/Time 10:00 24/01/2005 Size 001. 12/12 TUE Start Slideshow Erase 002. 12/13 WED File Options Copy 003. 12/14 THU Print Rename File 004. 12/15 FRI Copy to DVD Lock 005.
  • Page 86: Printing Files

    The Photo Viewer Printing files Connecting a PictBridge-compatible printer to the USB port will enable you to print out picture files the HDD, a CD/DVD, or directly from a digital camera. Make sure that the printer (and your digital camera if you are using that as a source) is connected to the recorder before starting.
  • Page 87: The Disc Setup Menu

    For other remote control key shortcuts, see Using the remote key shortcuts to input a name on page 72. • For discs formatted on a different DVD recorder, you will see only a limited character set. Lock Disc VR mode •...
  • Page 88: Initialize Settings

    A progress bar indicates how long there is left to go. Initialize HDD When your DVD recorder is working without a problem this option is not visible in the Disc Setup menu. However, if the HDD file system becomes corrupted for some reason, you initialize the HDD to fix the problem.
  • Page 89: The Video/Audio Adjust Menu

    The Video/Audio Adjust menu Chapter 12 The Video/Audio Adjust menu Setting the picture quality for TV and external inputs Picture Creation lets you choose a set of picture quality settings for the built-in TV tuner and for each external input. There are several preset settings that suit various sources, or you can create up to three of your own sets.
  • Page 90: Setting The Picture Quality For Disc Playback

    The Video/Audio Adjust menu • Gamma Correction – Adjusts the brightness of darker images. • Hue – Adjusts overall balance between red and green. • Chroma Level – Adjusts how rich the colors appear. Use the buttons to adjust the currently selected picture quality setting.
  • Page 91: Audio Drc

    The Video/Audio Adjust menu Use the buttons to adjust the currently selected picture quality setting. When you have all the settings as you want them, press HOME MENU to exit. • To see more of the picture as you adjust different settings, press ENTER after selecting the setting you want to adjust.
  • Page 92: The Initial Setup Menu

    The Initial Setup menu Chapter 13 The Initial Setup menu Using the Initial Setup menu The Initial Setup menu is where you can set various recorder options for sound, picture, language and so on. Some settings can only be changed when the recorder is stopped. During playback and recording these settings are grayed out in the Initial Setup menu.
  • Page 93 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Tuner Settings Auto Channel Setting Next Screen Manual CH Setting Next Screen Channel Swapping Next Screen G-Code CH Setting Next Screen Video In/Out Settings Input Colour System Next Screen See also About the input colour system on page 98 for more information on this setting. Component Video Out Interlace •...
  • Page 94 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Tuner Level Normal • Compression External Audio Stereo • Bilingual When the external audio is from the DV input, an audio subcode channel within the DV audio tells the recorder whether the audio is stereo or bilingual.
  • Page 95 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Language Settings OSD Language English • available languages Audio Language English • available languages Other Discs do not necessarily have audio in your selected language. Also, some discs override the Audio Language preference. Subtitle Language English •...
  • Page 96 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Recording Settings Manual Recording On (go to setup) Off • See also Manual recording modes on page 107 for detailed information on manual recording levels. Optimized Rec Off • Optimized Rec will only compensate for the next scheduled timer recording if more than one is set. Set Thumbnail 0 seconds •...
  • Page 97 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Still Picture Field Frame Auto • Seamless Playback Off • Parental Lock Set Password Change Password Change Level Country/Area Code Only certain discs have parental lock and country code features. Check the disc packaging to see what features the disc has. If you forget your password you can reset it by resetting the recorder to its factory settings.
  • Page 98 ‘standard definition’ output (Interlace). If there are questions regarding our TV set compatibility with this model, please contact our customer service center. This recorder is compatible with the following Pioneer displays and monitors Plasma display • PDP-503HDG, PDP-433HDG, PDP-504HDG, PDP-434HDG...
  • Page 99: Additional Information

    Fisher 61, 65 STANDBY/ Fujitsu Funai Goldstar Grandiente Grundig 51, 82 Hitachi 56, 60, 83, 86 Mitsubishi Nokia 53, 81 Panasonic 58, 72 Philips 57, 85 Pioneer 50, 80 Salora Samsung 73, 75 Sanyo Sharp Sony Tandy Telefunken Thomson Toshiba...
  • Page 100: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    Additional information Screen sizes and disc formats When viewing on a standard TV or monitor Screen format of disc Setting 16:9 4:3 (Letter Box) 4:3 (Pan & Scan) 16:9 4:3 (Letter Box) 4:3 (Pan & Scan) When viewing on a widescreen TV or monitor Screen format of disc Setting 16:9 16:9...
  • Page 101: Minimum Copying Times

    Additional information Minimum copying times The table below shows the minimum HDD to DVD copying time for one hour of video. Please note that not all discs are compatible with high-speed copying. compatibility. DVD-R Ver. 2.0 DVD-RW Ver. 1.0, 1.1 mode DVD-RW Ver.
  • Page 102: Troubleshooting

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after checking the points below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. General...
  • Page 103 This battery should last approximately five years from factory shipping. Reset the clock and other recorder settings to use the recorder again. To have the battery replaced, contact your dealer or a Pioneer Service Center.
  • Page 104 Additional information Problem Front panel display shows ‘LOCK’ when a button is pressed Can’t use One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD) Can’t use One Touch Copy (DVD to HDD) The picture freezes and the front panel and remote control buttons stop working The device connected to the USB port isn’t recognized...
  • Page 105: Frequently Asked Questions

    Additional information Frequently asked questions In this section you can find answers to frequently asked questions on how to use your DVD recorder and what it can do. • How do I make a high-quality copy? We recommend that you use the high-speed copy mode.
  • Page 106: About Dv

    Additional information About DV Using DV, also known as i.LINK, you can connect a DV- equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input of audio, video, data and control signals. The i.LINK interface is also known as IEEE 1394-1995. “i.LINK”...
  • Page 107: Manual Recording Modes

    Additional information Manual recording modes The table below shows the approximate recording times for a VR mode and Video mode DVD in each manual recording mode, as well as the standard recording mode equivalents. Levels separated by a bold line show where there is a noticeable change in picture quality.
  • Page 108: Language Code List

    Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 English (en), 0514 French (fr), 0618 German (de), 0405 Italian (it), 0920 Spanish (es), 0519 Chinese (zh), 2608 Dutch (nl), 1412 Portuguese (pt), 1620 Swedish (sv), 1922 Russian (ru), 1821 Korean (ko), 1115 Greek (el), 0512...
  • Page 109: On-Screen Displays And Recorder Displays

    Erase titles/ chapters or combine chapters. The disc was finalized on a non-Pioneer DVD recorder. Undo the finalization in order to recording/editing. The disc may be dirty or damaged. Take out the disc, clean it and retry.
  • Page 110 Additional information Message • There is no DV input or the input signal is unre- cordable. • Cannot preview because there is no DV input or the input signal is unrecordable. • HDD optimization is recommended. This can be done using Disc Setup. •...
  • Page 111: Handling Discs

    The DVD recorder’s lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer- authorized service center. Although lens cleaners for CD players are commercially available, we do not recommend using them since some may damage the lens.
  • Page 112: Hints On Installation

    Additional information Hints on installation We want you to enjoy using this unit for years to come, so please bear in mind the following points when choosing a suitable location for it: Do... Use in a well-ventilated room. Place on a solid, flat, level surface, such as a table, shelf or stereo rack.
  • Page 113 Additional information Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. DRM (Digital Rights Management) DRM (Digital Rights Management) copy protection is a technology designed to prevent unauthorized copying by restricting playback, etc. of material on devices other the PC (or other WMA recording equipment) used to record it.
  • Page 114: Specifications

    DVR-630H-S ....... . . 49 W DVR-530H-S ....... . . 47 W Power consumption in standby mode.
  • Page 115: Supplied Accessories

    Additional information HDD (80GB) XP+ ....... Approx. 11 hours Fine (XP) ......Approx. 17 hours Standard Play (SP) .
  • Page 116: Index

    Index Audio digital output settings DV audio settings dynamic range control external audio settings input settings setting preferences for audio language switching on playback switching TV audio Auto Start Recording Automatic channel setup CD Audio compatibility playback controls for Chapter automatic chapter marking definition editing...
  • Page 117 MP3 audio files MPEG audio NTSC Optimized recording PictBridge Picture quality recording time vs setting for playback setting for recording video connections and – – Playback on-screen displays parental lock for DVD-Video picture quality settings for settings Progressive scan video –...
  • Page 118 253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 656-472-1111 PIONEER ELECTRONICS AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD. 178-184 Boundary Road, Braeside, Victoria 3195, Australia, TEL: (03) 9586-6300 PIONEER ELECTRONICS DE MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. Blvd.Manuel Avila Camacho 138 10 piso Col.Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico,D.F. 11000 TEL: 55-9178-4270 K002E Printed in China <VRB1383-A>...

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