Pioneer DVR-640H-S Operating Instructions Manual

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    DVD Recorder DVR-640H-S DVR-540H-S Operating Instructions ®...

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    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. D3-4-2-2-1a_A_En...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents 01 Before you start What’s in the box ....6 Putting the batteries in the remote control..... . 6 Using the remote control.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Playing music from the Jukebox ..91 Editing Jukebox albums ... . . 92 10 The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) Locating JPEG picture files ... 93 Playing a slideshow .

  • Page 6: What's In The Box, Remote Control, Using The Remote Control

    Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start What’s in the box Please confirm that the following accessories are in the box when you open it. • Remote control • AA/R6P dry cell batteries x 2 • Audio/video cable (red/white/yellow) •...

  • Page 7: 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 8: Before You Start

    Before you start Marks used in this manual Logos Re-recordable / Erasable Editing of recorded programs Recording of Copy- once protected material Playback in other players/recorders Chase play 16:9 and 4:3 pro- gram recording Bilingual broadcast *10, 11 recording of both audio channels Notes to table *1 Must be initialized for VR mode recording (page 104)

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    Before you start Using DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs DVD-R DL (dual-layer) and DVD+R DL (double-layer) discs contain two recordable layers on a single side, giving about 1.8 times the recording capacity of a conventional single-layer disc. This unit can record to both DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs.

  • Page 10: Compressed Audio Compatibility

    • Unfinalized disc playback: CD-Audio only Compressed audio compatibility • Compatible media: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW DVR-640H-S only: USB • Compatible formats: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media Audio (WMA) • Sampling rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz •...

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    Before you start ® • Official DivX Certified product. ® • Plays all versions of DivX ® (including DivX 6) with standard ® playback of DivX media files. • File extensions: .avi and .divx (these must be used for the recorder to recognize DivX video files).

  • Page 12: About The Internal Hard Disk Drive

    DVD discs in order to protect against accidental loss. Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting from HDD failure.

  • Page 13: Symbols Used In This Manual

    Before you start • Do not move the recorder immediately after switching it off. If you need to move the recorder, please follow the steps below: 1 After the message POWER OFF is shown in the display, wait at least two minutes.

  • Page 14: Rear Panel Connections

    AV amp/receiver, Dolby Digital/DTS decoder or other equipment with coaxial digital input. CONTROL IN Use to control this recorder from the remote sensor of another Pioneer component with a CONTROL OUT terminal and bearing the Pioneer mark. Connect the CONTROL...

  • Page 15: Front Panel Connections

    DV IN S-VIDEO VIDEO On the front panel a flip-down cover hides more connections. USB port (Type B) (DVR-640H-S only) USB port for connecting a PictBridge- compatible printer. USB port (Type A) (DVR-640H-S only) USB port for connecting a digital camera, USB memory or other USB device.

  • Page 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 the channels are scrambled, we recommend using the setup on the following page. Using the setup on this page you can: •...

  • Page 19: 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 20: 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 coaxial output. In addition to the digital connection, we recommend also connecting using the stereo analog connection.

  • Page 21: Connecting Other Av Sources

    • The front panel connections make convenient connections for a camcorder input. Connecting a DV camcorder DVR-640H-S only Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to connect a DV camcorder or video deck, or DVD-R/-RW recorder and digitally...

  • Page 22: Connecting A Usb Device, Plugging In

    Connecting up Connecting a USB device DVR-640H-S only Using the USB ports on the front of the recorder you can connect USB devices such as digital cameras and printers . Please also see the instructions that came with the device you want to connect before using.

  • Page 23: Front Panel

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel STANDBY/ON DVR-640H-S STANDBY/ON Press to switch the recorder on/into standby. Disc tray OPEN/CLOSE Press to open/close the disc tray. HDD/DVD indicator Indicator lights blue when the hard disk (HDD) is selected; orange when the DVD drive is selected.

  • Page 24: Remote Control

    REC MODE TV CONTROL INPUT CHANNEL VOLUME SELECT DVD RECORDER ONE TOUCH COPY (page 81) 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 131) and when setting the remote control mode (page 119).

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    Controls and displays 12 PLAY MODE (page 60) Press to display the Play Mode menu (for features such as search, repeat and program play). 13 DISC NAVIGATOR (page 58, 67) / TOP MENU (page 55) Press to display the Disc Navigator screen, or the top menu if a DVD-Video or finalized DVD-R/-RW disc is loaded.

  • Page 26: 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 37) Lights when a timer recording has been set.

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    Controls and displays 2 3 (page 119) Shows the remote control mode (if nothing is displayed, the remote control mode is 1). Lights when an unfinalized Video mode disc is loaded.

  • Page 28: Switching On And Setting Up

    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.

  • Page 29: Manual Clock Setting, Time Zone, Auto Clock Setting

    Getting started • You can go back to the previous screen at anytime in the Setup Navigator by pressing RETURN. ENTER • Select your country. k Setting k Setting Country Selection t Line System Line System er Save er Save Country Australia •...

  • Page 30: Getting Started

    Getting started Set the date (day/month/year) and time, then press ENTER to make all the settings. k Setting Manual Clock Setting Line System 01 / Date er Save Time 00 : 00 p Navigator p Navigator Australia Time Zone Adelaide Summer Time •...

  • Page 31: About Dvd Recording

    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. Disc type/rec.

  • Page 32: About Hdd Recording

    In this case, try re-initializing the disc (DVD-RW only), or use a new disc. Pioneer is not responsible for lost recordings, damaged discs or other losses in these cases.

  • Page 33: Recorded Audio, Restrictions On Video Recording

    Recording When HDD Recording Format is set to Video Mode Off, high-speed copying isn’t possible. However, both channels of bilingual broadcasts are recorded and you can switch the audio on playback. Recorded audio In all except the LPCM mode, sound is recorded in two channel Dolby Digital format (only Dolby Digital 2.0 can be recorded;...

  • Page 34: Using The Built-in Tv Tuner

    Recording Using the built-in TV tuner 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 • PQRS WXYZ CLEAR • Number buttons CLEAR For example, to select channel 4, press 4 then ENTER;...

  • Page 35: Recording Time, Basic Recording From The Tv

    Recording Setting the picture quality/ recording time DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM Before starting a recording, you will usually want to set the picture quality/recording time. There are six standard settings available, which allow you to choose a balance between picture quality and recording time.

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    Recording Select a TV channel to record. The front panel display shows the channel number: Channel preset • While the recorder is stopped, you can also use the number buttons on the remote to select the channel. (For channel 24, press 2, 4 then ENTER) •...

  • Page 37: Setting A Timer Recording

    Recording Setting a timer recording A L L Using the timer recording features you can program up to 32 timer recordings up to a month in advance. Timer recording programs can be set to record just once, every day, or every week. There are three ways to program a timer recording;...

  • Page 38: Easy Timer Recording

    Recording Easy Timer Recording As the name suggests, Easy Timer Recording makes setting up a timer recording as simple as possible. HOME MENU Select ‘Timer Recording’ then ‘Easy Timer’ from the Home Menu. PREV NEXT Set the TV channel to record.

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    Recording Move the cursor to the recording end time on the grid. Recording start time Recording end time Easy Timer Recording 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 1/01 2/01 3/01 1/01 11:45 – 13:45 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.

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    Recording • If the channel number is set, but incorrectly, set up the guide channel (see G-Code CH Setting on page 112). 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.

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    Recording Setting a manual timer recording The timer recording screen you can see all the timer programs already set, clear programs and set up new ones. Press TIMER REC to display the Timer Recording screen. You can also access the Timer Recording screen from the Home Menu (press HOME MENU, select Timer Recording, then Timer Recording).

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    Recording In this area you can set: Record to – Select HDD for hard disk recording or DVD for DVD recording. Select HDD for Auto Replace Recording (daily or weekly timer recording only). Recording Mode – Select XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP or SEP, (See Setting the picture quality/ recording time on page 35).

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    Recording • For a DVD timer recording, if Optimized Rec (see Optimized Rec on page 116) is set to On, the recorder will adjust the recording quality to try and fit the recording on the disc. If the recording will not fit onto the disc even on MN1 (MN4 for DVD+R/+RW) recording quality then the Recovery Recording feature will automatically make the...

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    Recording Canceling or extending the timer Press and hold for three seconds during a timer recording. Recording continues, but the timer indicator disappears from the front panel display indicating that the timer has been canceled. Press repeatedly to extend recording in 30 minute blocks. Programming a new end time You can edit the end time of a timer recording you have previously set.

  • Page 45: Timer Recording Faq

    Disc Navigator screen (see Using the Disc Navigator with recordable discs and the HDD on page 58). DVR-640H-S only: Chase Play is not possible when DV is the recording input. Imprtant • You can’t use this feature during Auto...

  • Page 46: Component, Satellite Tuner

    • L1 – Input 1 / Auto Start Rec • L2 – Input 2 (front panel) • L3 – Input 3 • DV – DV input (front panel) (DVR-640H-S only) Check that the Audio In settings for DV Input, External Audio and Bilingual Recording are as you want them (see Audio In on page 112).

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    Recording Important • It takes a little while for this recorder to switch on and start recording after detecting a signal. Please bear this in mind when setting the timer. • If Auto Start Recording is set, it will not start if another timer recording is in progress.

  • Page 48: Recording From A Dv Camcorder

    Recording Recording from a DV camcorder DVR-640H-S only 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.

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    Recording ENTER Select ‘Start Rec’. Stop 1.02.22 Control with these buttons Rem. • You can pause or stop the recording by selecting Pause Rec or Stop Rec from the on-screen display. You cannot control the camcorder from this remote control during recording. •...

  • Page 50: Dvd Players

    Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs recorded in Video mode and DVD+R discs. 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...

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    DVD+R/+RW) is selected on any DVD player. Finalize • Discs recorded partially or fully on the Pioneer DVR-7000 DVD recorder do not support this feature. These discs will have only a text title menu when finalized on this recorder.

  • Page 52: Initializing Recordable Dvd Discs

    • Once initialized for VR mode recording, you can’t re-initialize a DVD-R back to Video mode. 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. HOME MENU Select ‘Disc Setup’...

  • Page 53: Introduction, Basic Playback

    (see Using the Disc Navigator with playback-only discs on page 59). • For discs that contain JPEG picture files, see The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) on page 93 and The PhotoViewer (DVR-540H- S) on page 101. Basic playback A L L...

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    Playback PLAY Start playback. • If you’re playing a DVD-Video or Video CD, a disc menu may appear when you start playback. Use the buttons and ENTER to navigate DVD disc menus, and the number buttons and ENTER for Video CD menus. •...

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    Playback (Commercial back/skip) Each BACK SKIP press skips backward/forward progressively up to a maximum of ten minutes forward or three minutes back. Press to start slow-motion play- STEP/SLOW back. Press repeatedly to change the playback speed. While paused, press to advance a single frame in either direc- tion.

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    Playback Playing CDs and WMA/MP3 discs The table below shows the basic playback controls for audio CDs files. Press to start playback. PLAY Press to stop playback. STOP Pauses playback, or restarts PAUSE playback when paused. Except WMA: Press to start REV SCAN FWD SCAN scanning.

  • Page 57: Playing Divx Video Files

    Playback During playback, enter a track number then press ENTER to skip directly to that track. PQRS WXYZ Press CLEAR to clear a number CLEAR entry and start again. CLEAR While a PBC menu screen is displayed, use to select num- ENTER bered menu items.

  • Page 58: Contents Of A Disc

    Playback Using the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a disc Use the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a disc and start playback. Using the Disc Navigator with recordable discs and the HDD DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD You can use the Disc Navigator to browse and edit video on recordable DVDs and the HDD, and to view information on titles.

  • Page 59: Scanning Discs

    Playback • Sort order – Sort by date (most recent first), unwatched first, title name or recording date (oldest first) • Genre – Display all genres or just a selected genre ENTER Choose a view option, then press ENTER. The title list display is updated according to the new display preferences.

  • Page 60: Playing In Slow Motion, Frame Advance/frame Reverse, The Play Mode Menu

    Playback REV SCAN FWD SCAN During playback, start reverse or forward scanning. • The scanning speed is shown on-screen. REV SCAN FWD SCAN Press repeatedly to change the scanning speed. There are four scanning speeds available when playing HDD video, a DVD or a DivX title.

  • Page 61: Search Mode

    Playback PLAY MODE • Press to display the Play Mode menu. Play Mode Time Search Search Mode A-B Repeat Title Search Repeat Chapter Search Program • You can also access the Play Mode menu from the Home Menu (press HOME MENU). •...

  • Page 62: Program Play, Repeat Play

    Playback ENTER With ‘A (Loop Start)’ highlighted, press at the point you want the loop to start. Play Mode Search Mode A (Loop Start) A-B Repeat B (Loop End) Repeat Program ENTER With ‘B (Loop End)’ highlighted, press at the point you want the loop to end.

  • Page 63: Displaying And Switching Subtitles

    Playback Program Step Title (01-03) Chapter(001-015) 01.001 Title 01 Chapter 001 Title 02 Chapter 002 Title 03 Chapter 003 Chapter 004 Chapter 005 Chapter 006 Chapter 007 Chapter 008 ENTER Select a title, chapter, folder or track for the current step in the program list.

  • Page 64: Switching Dvd And Divx Soundtracks, Switching Audio Channels

    Playback Check the disc packaging for details of the subtitle options. SUBTITLE • Select/change the subtitle language. The current subtitle language is shown on- screen and in the front panel display. • To switch off subtitles, press SUBTITLE then CLEAR. Switching DVD and DivX soundtracks DVD-Video DivX...

  • Page 65: Switching Camera Angles, Displaying Disc Information On-screen

    Playback HDD DVD (VR) DVD-RAM L+R – Both channels (default) L – Left channel only R – Right channel only Video CD WMA/MP3 Stereo – Stereo (default) 1/L – Left channel only 2/R – Right channel only Super VCD 1 Stereo – Soundtrack 1 / Stereo (default) 1 L –...

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    Playback The example displays below show high- speed copying from HDD to DVD, and HDD chase playback. Rec Mode SP(2h00m/DVD) Hi-Speed Copy Remain 10h35m Stop 0h08m left Rec Mode SP(2h00m/DVD) Remain 10h35m Chase Play Recording time Relative playback position Shows recording restrictions for the current channel program Stop DVD-RW VR...

  • Page 67: Editing Options

    Editing Chapter 7 Editing Editing options The table below shows which commands you can use with the HDD and different disc types. Create (page 69) Play (page 70) Erase (page 70) Edit > Title Name (page 71) Edit > Set Thumbnail (page 72) Edit >...

  • Page 68: The Disc Navigator Screen

    Editing The Disc Navigator screen The Disc Navigator screen is where you can edit video content on unfinalized Video mode and VR mode DVD-R/-RW discs, DVD+R/ +RW and DVD-RAM, as well as video content on the internal hard disk drive. Important •...

  • Page 69: Editing Accuracy, Hdd Genres

    Editing • Titles on the HDD marked with a icon are recently recorded titles that haven’t yet been played. DISC NAVIGATOR Press to exit the Disc Navigator. Editing accuracy Some editing commands ask you whether you want to keep Video mode compatibility or frame accuracy (Video Mode Compatible Editing or Frame Accurate Editing).

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    Editing Play DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM Use this function to start playback of a title. Highlight the title you want to play. ENTER Select ‘Play’ from the command menu panel. Playback of the title you selected starts. Disc Navigator (HDD) 23:00 SUN 3/12 11/29 MON 7:00PM...

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    Editing Title Name DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM You can give titles new names of up to 64 characters long for VR mode, DVD-RAM and HDD recordings, and up to 40 characters for Video mode recordings and DVD+R/+RW discs.

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    Editing Characters . , ’ ? ! – & 1 a b c 2 ä à á â ã æ ç d e f 3 è é ë ê g h i 4 î ï ì í ¡ j k l 5 £ [cursor back] [change case] CLEAR [clear charac- <space>...

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    Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Erase Section’ from the command menu panel. ENTER 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. Video Mode Compatible Editing Frame Accurate Editing •...

  • Page 74: Chapter Edit

    ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Divide’ 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. Video Mode Compatible Editing Frame Accurate Editing •...

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    Editing Select the command you want: • Divide – Divide a chapter into two or more parts: Use the playback controls ( , , , etc.) to find the point at which you want to divide the chapter, then press ENTER. Chapter Edit (DVD VR mode Play List) 19:00 Wed 29/11 Pr 2 SP Rec.

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    Editing Set Genre Use this command to assign a genre to a title. Highlight the title you want to assign a genre to. ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Set Genre’ from the command menu panel. Disc Navigator (HDD) 23:00 SUN 3/12 11/29 MON 7:00PM 23:00 Sun 3/12 Pr 4 SP 11/29Mon 7:00PM...

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    Editing Move DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Play List titles. Highlight the title you want to move. ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Move’ from the command menu panel. Disc Navigator (DVD) 17:00 MON 4/12 11/29 MON 7:00PM Play...

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    Editing ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm or ‘No’ to cancel. OK to combine titles 1 and 3 ? Genre Name Use this command to rename one of the ten user-definable genres (Free 1 to Free 10). ENTER Select ‘Genre Name’ from the command menu panel.

  • Page 79: Frequently Asked Questions

    Editing Disc Navigator (HDD) 23:00 SUN 3/12 11/29 MON 7:00PM Play 23:00 Sun 3/12 Pr 4 SP 11/29Mon 7:00PM Erase 2h00m(1.0G) 2h00m(1.0G) 4 Titles Edit 20:00 SUN 3/12 20:00 Sun 3/12 Pr 9 SP Recent first 2h00m(1.0G) Genre Name 22:00 SAT 2/12 22:00 Sat 2/12 Pr 7 SP All Genres Multi-Mode...

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    Copying and backup Chapter 8 Copying and backup 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 81: One Touch Copy

    Copying and backup 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 82: Using Copy Lists

    Copying and backup • Low resolution (SEP through LP modes widescreen material can’t be copied to a Video mode disc. Use a VR mode DVD-R/-RW or DVD-RAM disc for this type of material. • When HDD Recording Format is set to Video Mode Off, titles recorded in LP/ MN9 to MN15 modes cannot be high- speed copied to a Video mode disc.

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    Copying and backup HOME MENU Select ‘Copy’ from the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘HDD DVD’. If this is the first time to create a Copy List, skip to step 5 below. 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’...

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    Copying and backup Press to display the command menu panel. The Command Menu panel Copy HDD DVD (Video mode) Select Title 1 > 2 > 3 WED 29/03 20:00 Wed29/03 MON 27/03 21:00 Mon 27/03 S A T 25/03 23:00 S a t 25/03 THU 23/03 22:00 Thu 23/03 Recent first WED 22/03 20:00 Wed 22/03...

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    Copying and backup Display the command menu panel. ENTER Select ‘Next’ to proceed. Copy HDD DVD (Video mode) Title Edit 1 > 2 > 3 20:00 Wed 29/03 Pr 2 SP 20:00 Wed 22/03 Pr 2 SP 20:00 Wed29/03 Pr 2 SP 1h00m(2.0G) Copy List Total 4.3G...

  • Page 86: Copying From Dvd To Hdd

    – the recorder is reset to its factory settings (see Resetting the recorder on page 138). • It may not be possible to copy from a DVD disc that was recorded on a different DVD recorder or a PC. HOME MENU Select ‘Copy’ from the Home Menu.

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    Copying and backup Recording Mode ENTER Select ‘Recording Mode’ from the command menu panel. ENTER Select a recording mode for the copy. • High-Speed Copy – The Copy List is copied at the same recording quality as the original. • XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP, MN List is copied at the specified recording quality in real-time.

  • Page 88: Using Disc Backup

    Copying and backup Using disc backup * See also Copyright on page 81. This feature offers a simple way to make a backup copy of a finalized Video mode disc or DVD+R/+RW. The data is copied first to the hard disk drive , then on to another recordable DVD disc.

  • Page 89

    Copying and backup You can use a DVD-R ver. 2.0 or 2.1 disc, or DVD-RW ver. 1.1 or ver. 1.2 disc for the backup. • If you backup a DVD-R disc to DVD-RW, you cannot undo the finalization later. • Actual recordable capacity of discs vary so there may be cases where the contents of the disc you’re backing-up will not fit on to a particular blank disc.

  • Page 90: Copying Music To The Hdd

    Using the Jukebox Chapter 9 Using the Jukebox The Jukebox feature allows you to use the recorder’s HDD to store and playback music from up to 999 of your CDs. You can also transfer WMA/MP3 files stored on CD-R/- RW/-ROM or a USB device. Once on the HDD, you can name albums, assign them a genre, and set tracks that you don’t want to play to Jump.

  • Page 91: Playing Music From The Jukebox

    Using the Jukebox Copying files from a USB device to the HDD DVR-640H-S only You can copy WMA or MP3 files from a connected USB device, such as a USB drive, to the HDD. Connect the USB device. HOME MENU Select ‘Jukebox’...

  • Page 92: Editing Jukebox Albums

    Using the Jukebox Changing the album view From the album list, display the view options menu panel. ENTER Select a view option. Jukebox 12/1 Album1 Sort order Album2 By number By number New First By favorite Album3 By album Genre Album4 All Genres Album5...

  • Page 93: Locating Jpeg Picture Files

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) Chapter 10 The PhotoViewer From the PhotoViewer you can view JPEG photos and picture files stored on the HDD, recordable DVD or CD-R/-RW/-ROM, or on a USB-equipped digital camera. import files and save them to the recorder’s HDD or a DVD-R/-RW disc.

  • Page 94: Playing A Slideshow

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) Playing a slideshow ENTER 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. • The larger the file size, the longer it takes the recorder to load the file.

  • Page 95: Importing Files To The Hdd

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) Zooming an image During a slideshow you can zoom in to enlarge a portion of the picture by a factor of two or four. You can also move the area of the picture displayed. Press during the slideshow to ENTER zoom the picture.

  • Page 96: Selecting Multiple Files Or Folders

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) ENTER Select ‘Copy to HDD’ from the menu. PhotoViewer CD/DVD File Chair No. 2 Date/Time 10:00 24/01/2006 001. 12/12 TUE 002. 12/13 WED 003. 12/14 THU 004. 12/15 FRI 005. 12/16 SAT 006. 12/17 SUN 007. 12/18 MON 008.

  • Page 97: Importing Files From A Usb Device, Copying Selected Files To A Dvd-r/-rw

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) Importing files from a USB device Use this feature to copy all the files on a connected USB device to this recorder’s HDD. Important • After backing up the pictures on your USB device to HDD, we recommend...

  • Page 98: Editing Files On The Hdd

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) • Note that during copying, any timer programs set to start will not begin, and no other operation is possible. • While ‘Cancel’ is displayed, you can press ENTER to cancel. Editing files on the HDD There are a number of commands you can use to edit and organize your pictures stored on the HDD.

  • Page 99

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm, or ‘No’ to cancel. • You can also erase a file or folder by pressing CLEAR when the file or folder is highlighted. Press ENTER to confirm. Copying files ENTER Select the file(s) or folder(s) you want to copy.

  • Page 100: Printing Files

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-640H-S) ENTER Select the file(s) you want to lock (or unlock). • To lock/unlock multiple folders, use the Multi-Mode; see Selecting multiple files or folders on page 96. ENTER Select ‘File Options’ or ‘Folder Options’. ENTER Select ‘Lock’ or ‘Lock Folder Contents’.

  • Page 101

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-540H-S) Chapter 11 The PhotoViewer From the PhotoViewer you can view JPEG photos and picture files stored on a CD-R/- RW/-ROM. Locating JPEG picture files HOME MENU Select ‘PhotoViewer’ from the Home Menu. ENTER Select the folder containing the files you want to view.

  • Page 102: Reloading Files From A Disc

    The PhotoViewer (DVR-540H-S) • Large picture files may take a few seconds to display. This is normal. STOP Press to return to the thumbnail view area. • You can also use the RETURN button. Press to return to the folder view RETURN area.

  • Page 103: Basic Settings

    The Disc Setup menu Chapter 12 The Disc Setup menu From the Disc Setup menu you can name discs, lock the contents to prevent accidental recording and erasure, initialize and finalize discs. The Disc Setup menu is accessed from the Home menu: Basic settings Input Disc Name DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM...

  • Page 104: Initialize Settings, Finalize Settings

    The Disc Setup menu Set to On to prevent accidental recording, editing or erasing of the disc loaded. If you need to unlock the disc to make edits, select Off. Initialize settings DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM You can initialize a recordable DVD-R/-RW disc for either VR mode or Video mode recording.

  • Page 105: Optimize Hdd, Initialize Hdd

    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 can initialize the HDD to fix the problem.

  • Page 106: External Inputs

    The Video Adjust menu Chapter 13 The Video Adjust menu Using the Video Adjust menu you can set up the picture quality for the built-in tuner and external inputs, for disc playback, and for recording. 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.

  • Page 107

    The Video Adjust menu ENTER Select the setting you want to adjust. Memory1 Prog. Motion Motion PureCinma Auto1 3-D Y/C Motion White AGC White Level You can adjust the following settings: • Prog. Motion – Adjusts the motion and still picture quality when video output is set to progressive.

  • Page 108: Playback

    The Video Adjust menu Setting the picture quality for disc playback This setting determines how the picture will look when playing discs. Choosing a preset HOME MENU With a disc playing (or paused), press to display the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘Video Adjust’.

  • Page 109

    The Video Adjust menu • BNR – Adjusts the amount of noise reduction (NR) applied to the block noise (artefacts visible in areas of flat color, caused by MPEG compression). • MNR – Adjusts the amount of noise reduction (NR) applied to the mosquito noise (artefacts visible around the edges of an image, caused by MPEG compression).

  • Page 110: Using The Initial Setup Menu

    The Initial Setup menu Chapter 14 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 111

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options HELP Setting On • Setup Navigator Start Tuner Auto Channel Next Screen Setting Manual CH Setting Next Screen Channel Swapping Next Screen Explanation Switches on the automatic Help screens for GUI dis- plays. Switches off the automatic Help screens for GUI dis- plays.

  • Page 112

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options G-Code CH Setting Next Screen Video In/Out Settings Input Colour Next Screen System See also About the input color system on page 120 for more information on this setting. Component Video Interlace • Progressive NTSC on PAL TV Off •...

  • Page 113

    Video Mode Off (except in LPCM mode), both audio channels are recorded and you can switch to the one you want on playback. DV Input Stereo 1 • (DVR-640H-S only) Stereo 2 Audio Out Digital Out On •...

  • Page 114

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options DTS Out On • 96 kHz PCM Out 96 kHz 96 kHz MPEG Out MPEG MPEG Audio DRC Off • Audio DRC is not effective when listening via the digital output when the Dolby Digital Out setting is set to Dolby Digital.

  • Page 115

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Discs do not necessarily have audio in your selected language. Also, some discs override the Audio Language preference. Subtitle Language English • available languages Choose from the languages displayed to set the Other Discs do not necessarily have subtitles in your selected menu language. Also, some discs override the Subtitle Language preference.

  • Page 116

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Subtitle Display On • Assist Subtitle Some discs may override these settings. Recording Manual Recording On (go to setup) Off • See also Manual recording modes on page 122 for detailed information on manual recording levels. Optimized Rec Off •...

  • Page 117

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Auto Chapter No Separation (Video) 10 minutes • 15 minutes This settings applies to recording or real-time copying to Video mode DVD-R/-RW discs. Auto Chapter No Separation (DVD+R/+RW) 10 minutes • 15 minutes DVD-RW Auto Init. VR Mode •...

  • Page 118

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Still Picture Field Frame Auto • Seamless Playback Off • This setting applies to HDD, DVD-R/-RW (VR) and DVD-RAM playback. Parental Lock Set Password Change Password In order to change the password, first enter your Change Level Country/Area Code...

  • Page 119

    The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Front Panel Display On • Remote Control Recorder 1–3 Mode (default: Recorder 1) DivX VOD Registration Code Use to display the recorder’s DivX registration code. Set Preview Quick Preview • (HDD only) Normal Additional information about the TV system settings About the input line system This recorder is compatible with PAL,...

  • Page 120: Options

    The Initial Setup menu About NTSC on PAL TV Depending on the Input Line System setting and the NTSC on PAL TV setting, the signal format output when the recorder is stopped varies as shown in the table below. Input Line NTSC on PAL System 625 System...

  • Page 121: Minimum Copying Times

    Additional information Chapter 15 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. manufacturer for compatibility. DVD-RW / 2x DVD-R / 1x DVD-R DL mode...

  • Page 122: Manual Recording Modes

    Additional information Manual recording modes The table below shows the approximate recording times for the HDD and the different DVD types in each manual recording mode, as well as the standard recording mode equivalents. Video mode Off (HDD) VR mode (DVD) Level Resolution MN 1...

  • Page 123: Troubleshooting

    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 124: Additional Information

    • Make sure that you switch the recorder into standby before unplugging the power cord. • If you connected this recorder to another Pioneer product using the CONTROL IN jack, point the remote control at the other component to use (page 14).

  • Page 125

    Additional information Problem Remedy Screen is stretched ver- • Make sure that the TV Screen Size setting (page 117) is correct for tically or horizontally the kind of TV you have (see also page 135). • If you have a widescreen TV, check its aspect ratio settings. •...

  • Page 126

    Additional information Problem Timer program doesn’t record successfully After briefly unplug- ging or after a power failure the front panel display shows ‘--:--’ 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) Remedy...

  • Page 127: Displays

    The disc control data limit has been reached, or the maximum number of chapters and/or titles has been reached. Erase titles/chapters or combine chapters. The disc was finalized on a non-Pioneer DVD recorder. Undo the finalization in order to recording/editing.

  • Page 128

    If the error persists, use a new disc. If the error appears even with a new disc, please consult a Pioneer Service Center. The disc loaded is a playback-only disc type. This display may also appear if the disc is dirty or damaged.

  • Page 129

    Additional information Message • There is no DV input or the input sig- nal is unrecordable. • HDD optimization is recommended. This can be done using Disc Setup. • Please perform HDD optimization. This can be done using Disc Setup. •...

  • Page 130: About Dv

    Please check the printer status. Printing has been canceled because ... About DV DVR-640H-S only Using DV, also known as i.LINK or IEEE 1394- 1995, you can connect a DV camcorder to this recorder using a DV cable for input of audio, video, data and control signals.

  • Page 131: Setting Up The Remote To Control Your Tv

    Additional information Setting up the remote to control your TV You can use the supplied remote to control your TV. To be able to use this feature you first have to program the remote with a maker code from the table below. Press and hold down the CLEAR button, then enter the maker code for your TV.

  • Page 132

    61, 65 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 Maker Code Salora Samsung 73, 75 Sanyo Sharp Sony Tandy Telefunken Thomson Toshiba...

  • Page 133: Language Code List

    Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 German (de), 0405 Basque (eu), 0521 Italian (it), 0920 Persian (fa), 0601 Spanish (es), 0519 Finnish (fi), 0609 Chinese (zh), 2608...

  • Page 134: Country/area Code List

    Additional information Country/Area code list Country/Area, Country/Area code, Code letter Argentina, 0118, ar Australia, 0121, au Austria, 0120, at Belgium, 0205, be Brazil, 0218, br Canada, 0301, ca Chile, 0312, cl China, 0314, cn Denmark, 0411, dk Finland, 0609, fi Malaysia, 1325, my France, 0618, fr Mexico, 1324, mx...

  • Page 135: 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) 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 136: Handling Discs

    This recorder is designed for use with conventional, fully circular discs only. Use of shaped discs is not recommended for this product. Pioneer disclaims all liability arising in connection with the use of shaped discs.

  • Page 137: Cleaning The Pickup Lens, Condensation, Hints On Installation

    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 player are commercially available, we do not recommend using them since some may damage the lens.

  • Page 138: Moving The Recorder, Resetting The Recorder, Specifications

    Power consumption DVR-640H-S ......42 W DVR-540H-S......40 W Power consumption in standby mode .

  • Page 139: Supplied Accessories

    Digital audio output..... . Coaxial DV input (DVR-640H-S only) ... .4 pin (front) USB (DVR-640H-S only) .

  • Page 140

    253 Alexandra Road, #04-01, Singapore 159936 TEL: 65-6472-7555 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 K002_A_En Printed in China <VRB1418-A>...

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