Pioneer DVR-650H-S Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer DVR-650H-S Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 HDD/DVD Recorder DVR-650H-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. 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 07 Playing and recording from a DV camcorder Playing from a DV camcorder ..63 Recording from a DV camcorder ..63 About DV......65 08 Editing Editing options .
  • Page 6: Before You Start

    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: Disc/Content Format Playback Compatibility

    • MP3/WMA files can be played back when recorded onto a DVD that contains no video files and uses the UDF 1.02, UDF 1.50, UDF 2.01 or ISO 9660 file systems. The following table shows older Pioneer DVD recorders’ limited compatibility with DVD- RW ver.
  • Page 8 Before you start HDD/DVD Recording and playback compatibility This recorder can play and record all widely-used DVD disc types, and additionally provides HDD functionality. The table below shows some specific compatibility differences between the different disc types. Marks used in this manual Logos Re-recordable/...
  • Page 9: Compressed Audio Compatibility

    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 Before you start • Bit-rates: Any (128 kbps or higher recommended) • Variable bit-rate (VBR) MP3 playback: • VBR WMA playback: No • WMA encoder compatibility: Windows Media Codec 8 (files encoded using Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable but some parts of the specification are not supported;...
  • Page 11 Before you start ® DivX VOD content DivX In order to play DivX VOD (video on demand) content on this recorder, you first need to register the recorder with your DivX VOD content provider. You do this by generating a DivX VOD registration code, which you submit to your provider.
  • 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 Symbols used in this manual The following icons are provided to help you quickly identify which instructions you need for which kind of disc. Any type of DVD disc (recordable or playback only), finalized or not. DVD-Video Commercially produced DVD, finalized Video mode DVD-R/-RW.
  • Page 14: Connections Rear Panel Connections

    TV or AV amplifier/receiver. CONTROL IN Use to control this recorder from the remote sensor of another Pioneer component with a CONTROL OUT terminal and bearing the Pioneer OUT of the other component to the CONTROL IN of this recorder using a mini- plug cord.
  • Page 15: Front Panel Connections

    Connections Front panel connections On the front panel there is a flip-down cover that hides more connections. Left side: DV IN 11 DV IN A DV input i.LINK connector, suitable for connecting a DV camcorder. 12 USB port (Type B) USB port for connecting a PictBridge- compatible printer or PC.
  • Page 16: Easy Connections

    Connections Easy connections The setup described here is a basic configuration that allows you to record TV programmes 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. Important •...
  • Page 17: Using Other Types Of Video Output

    Connections 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: Connecting To A Cable Box Or Satellite Receiver (1)

    Connections 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: Connecting To A Cable Box Or Satellite Receiver (2)

    Connections 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: Connecting To An Av Amplifier Or

    Connections 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 Using Hdmi

    Linear PCM, the signal is output as Linear PCM (DTS audio is AC IN not output). • If you have connected to a Pioneer plasma display, please select the HDMI setup on the display (refer to the supplied manual for more on this).
  • Page 22 HDMI licensing LLC. HDMI Control By connecting this unit to an HDMI Control-compatible Pioneer plasma television or AV system (amplifier or AV receiver etc.) with an HDMI cable, you can control this unit from the remote control of a...
  • Page 23: Connecting Other Av Sources

    HDMI Control to OFF (page 113). • We cannot guarantee this unit will work with HDMI control-compatible components other than those made by Pioneer. Connecting other AV sources Connecting a VCR or analog camcorder HDD/DVD OPEN/CLOSE...
  • Page 24: Connecting A Usb Device

    Connections Connecting a USB device Using the USB ports on the front of the recorder you can connect USB devices such as digital cameras, printers, keyboards and PCs. Please also see the instructions that came with the device you want to connect before using.
  • Page 25: Plugging In

    Connections Using a PC • Note that you can connect a PC to this device via USB to copy WMA and MP3 files. For more information, see Connect PC on page 87. To use Connect PC with this device, your PC must run either the Windows XP Home Edition (SP2) or Windows XP Professional (SP2) operating system and be able to run...
  • Page 26: Controls And Displays

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel HDD/DVD DivX COPY STANDBY/ON DV IN DivX indicator Lights when this recorder plays DivX video files. HDD/DVD Press to switch between HDD and DVD for recording and playback. COPY indicator Lights when copying is underway.
  • Page 27: 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.
  • Page 28: Remote Control

    REC MODE TV CONTROL INPUT CHANNEL VOLUME SELECT HDD/DVD RECORDER ONE TOUCH COPY (page 78) 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 127) and when setting the remote control mode (page 114).
  • Page 29 Controls and displays 13 DISC NAVIGATOR (page 55, 67)/ TOP MENU (page 52) Press to display the Disc Navigator screen, or the top menu if a DVD-Video or finalized DVD-R/-RW (Video) disc is loaded. 14 MENU (page 52) Press to display the disc menu if a DVD- Video disc is loaded.
  • Page 30: 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.
  • Page 31: Time Zone

    Getting started ENTER Select ‘Auto’ for automatic time setting, or ‘Manual’ to set the clock manually. k Setting Clock Setting Line System er Save Auto Auto Manual • Auto clock setting Some TV channels broadcast time signals together with the programme. This recorder can use these signals to set the clock automatically.
  • Page 32 Getting started ENTER Select whether or not your TV is compatible with progressive scan video. k Setting Progressive Line System er Save Compatible Not Compatible Not Compatible p Navigator p Navigator Don't Know • Note that progressive scan video is only output through the component video outputs and only when the video source is NTSC (see Using other types of video...
  • Page 33: Recording 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 34: 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. • Fingerprints, dirt and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance.
  • Page 35: Recorded Audio

    Recording selected as the broadcast audio channel, both the main and SAP channels 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 36: 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 • Number buttons CLEAR CLEAR For example, to select channel 4, press 4 then ENTER;...
  • Page 37: Basic Recording From The Tv

    Recording • EP (Extended Play) – Lower quality than LP, but gives about six hours of recording time on a DVD disc. • SLP (Super Long Play) – Lower quality than EP, but gives about eight hours of recording time on a DVD disc. •...
  • Page 38: Setting A Timer Recording

    Recording the front panel display. When the recording ends, the recorder automatically switches into standby if no other operation is being performed. • To cancel the set recording time, press REC. • If you want to pause recording at any PAUSE.
  • Page 39: Easy Timer Recording

    Recording • Approximately two minutes before a timer recording is set to start, the recorder will go into timer recording standby. In timer recording standby you cannot use some functions. • The maximum length for timer recordings made to the HDD is 24 hours. However, because one title (HDD) is limited to 12 hours, recordings over 12 hours will be spread over two titles.
  • Page 40: Programming System

    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 1/01 2/01 3/01 1/01 11:45 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: Power Off

    Recording Checking/editing timer recording settings You can check and/or edit the timer recording settings made by the VCR Plus+ system by selecting Details from the PlusCode# setting screen. ENTER Select ‘Details’ from the PlusCode# setting screen. The Timer Programme Set screen appears, filled out with the timer recording details.
  • Page 42 Recording Setting a manual timer recording The timer recording screen you can see all the timer programmes already set, clear programmes 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).
  • Page 43 Recording Auto Replace Rec. – Automatically erases the previous daily or weekly recording when the next one is recorded. Genre – Select a record genre (for HDD recording only). Dual Mono Recording – Select which channel of a dual mono broadcast to record (necessary if recording to a Video mode DVD or to the HDD with the HDD Recording Format set to Video Mode On).
  • Page 44 Recording Editing a timer programme You can change any of the settings in a timer programme before the recording is due to start. Press TIMER REC. Highlight the timer programme you want to change. Press then select ‘Modify’ from the command menu panel.
  • Page 45 Recording ENTER Select ‘Store Programme’. HOME MENU Press to exit the Timer Recording screen. Stopping a timer recording STOP REC Press during a timer recording. ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm. Preventing use of the recorder before a timer recording (child lock) You can make all the front panel and remote control buttons inoperative using the child...
  • Page 46: Simultaneous Recording And Playback (Chase Play)

    VCR, connected to one of the recorder’s external inputs. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the HDD/DVD recorder. See Chapter 2 (Connecting up) for connection options. INPUT...
  • Page 47: Automatic Recording From A Satellite

    Recording • To watch video coming in via the DV input (front panel), select DV > DV Video Playback from the Home Menu (see also Playing from a DV camcorder on page 63). REC MODE Set the recording quality. • See Setting the picture quality/recording time on page 36 for detailed information.
  • Page 48: Playing Your Recordings On Other Dvd

    Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs recorded in DVD-R/-RW (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...
  • Page 49: Initializing Recordable Dvd Discs

    DVD+R/+RW) is selected on any DVD player. Finalize 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. • Discs recorded partially or fully on the Pioneer DVR-7000 DVD recorder do not support this feature.
  • Page 50: Dvd-Rw Auto Initialize

    Recording DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can also be initialized in order to erase the contents of the disc. Important • Initializing a DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD-RAM disc will erase everything recorded on it. Make sure there is nothing on the disc that you want to keep! •...
  • Page 51: Playback

    Playback Chapter 6 Playback Introduction Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays. Navigate these using the cursor buttons 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 52 Playback 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, playback starts from the place last stopped. Press to stop playback. STOP You can resume playback from the same point by pressing...
  • Page 53 Playback Press to skip to previous/next PREV NEXT chapter/title. (During playback you can also use the front panel CH +/– buttons.) During playback, enter a title number then press ENTER to skip directly to that title. PQRS WXYZ Press CLEAR to clear a number CLEAR entry and start again.
  • Page 54: Playing Divx Video Files

    Playback Press to skip to previous/next PREV NEXT track. When a PBC menu is displayed, press to display the previous/next page. (During playback you can also use the front panel CH +/– buttons.) During playback, enter a track number then press ENTER to skip directly to that track.
  • Page 55: Using The Disc Navigator To Browse The 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 56: Scanning Discs

    Playback Using the Disc Navigator with playback-only discs DVD-Video CD Video CD Super VCD HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘Disc Navigator’. Alternatively, for a CD, Video CD, Super VCD or WMA/MP3/DivX disc, you can press DISC NAVIGATOR, which takes you straight to the Disc Navigator screen.
  • Page 57: Frame Advance/Frame Reverse

    Playback Frame advance/frame reverse DVD HDD Video CD DivX Super VCD You can advance or back up video on a DVD disc or the HDD frame-by-frame. With Video CDs/Super VCDs and DivX titles, you can only use frame advance. PAUSE Pause playback.
  • Page 58: Repeat Play

    Playback A-B Repeat DVD HDD Video CD DivX 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 played over and over. ENTER During playback, select ‘A-B Repeat’...
  • Page 59: Displaying And Switching Subtitles

    Playback The Input/Edit Programme screen varies according to the disc type. Below is the DVD input screen. Programme Step Title (01-03) Chapter(001-015) Title 01 Chapter 001 01.001 Title 02 Chapter 002 Title 03 Chapter 003 Chapter 004 Chapter 005 Chapter 006 Chapter 007 Chapter 008 ENTER...
  • Page 60: Switching Dvd And Divx Soundtracks

    Playback Switching DVD and DivX soundtracks DVD-Video DivX When playing a DVD disc or DivX title recorded with two or more soundtracks (often in different languages), you can switch the soundtrack during playback. Check the disc packaging for details of the soundtrack options.
  • Page 61: Displaying Disc Information On-Screen

    Playback ANGLE • Switch the camera angle. • The angle number is displayed on- screen. • If the disc was paused, playback starts again with the new angle. Displaying disc information on-screen You can display various on-screen information about the disc loaded or the HDD.
  • Page 62 Playback • See Switching camera angles on page 60 for more on multi-angle scene switching. • When using the simultaneous play and record feature, the display shows information for playback only. • During real-time copy, the copy source playback information is displayed. •...
  • Page 63: Playing And Recording From A Dv Camcorder

    Playing and recording from a DV camcorder Chapter 7 Playing and recording from a DV camcorder You can play back and record video from a DV camcorder connected to the DV IN jack on the front panel of this recorder. Important •...
  • Page 64 Playing and recording from a DV camcorder Make sure your DV camcorder is connected to the front panel DV IN jack. Also, set the camcorder to VTR mode. REC MODE Set the recording quality. • See Setting the picture quality/recording time on page 36 for detailed information.
  • Page 65: About Dv

    Playing and recording from a DV camcorder ENTER Select ‘Record to Hard Disk Drive’ or ‘Record to DVD’. The DV tape is rewound to the beginning. Once it is rewound, the DV tape is played from the beginning and copied to either the HDD or a DVD.
  • Page 66: Editing

    Editing Chapter 8 Editing Editing options The table below shows which commands you can use with the HDD and different disc types. Create (page 68) Play (page 68) Erase (page 68) Edit > Title Name (page 69) Edit > Set Thumbnail (page 71) Edit >...
  • Page 67: 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 DVD-R/-RW (VR mode) discs, DVD+R/ +RW and DVD-RAM, as well as video content on the internal hard disk drive. Important •...
  • Page 68: Hdd Genres

    Editing HDD genres The large capacity of the HDD means that there may be many hours of video in the recorder. To help you organize your HDD video content you can assign different genres to titles. There are 10 genres in total, including ten user-definable ones that you can name as you like.
  • Page 69 Editing Highlight the title you want to erase. ENTER Select ‘Erase’ from the command menu panel. ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm or ‘No’ to cancel. • You can erase a title quickly by pressing CLEAR when the title is highlighted. Confirm the edit by pressing ENTER.
  • Page 70 Editing Using the remote key shortcuts to input a name The table below shows the remote control key shortcuts that you can use to input characters in the name input screen. Pressing a button repeatedly cycles through the characters shown. If you want to enter two characters in succession that are both on the same button (for example a P and an R), press...
  • Page 71 After pressing ENTER, a marker shows the start of the section. Erase Section (HDD) From Exit HDD/DVD RECORDER Video Mode Compatible Editing Frame Accurate Editing , etc.) to 03/12 Sun 23:00 4ch SP Rec. time...
  • Page 72: Select 'Yes' To Confirm, Or 'No' To Cancel

    ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Divide’ from the command menu panel. HDD only: Select the type of edit. HDD/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 73 Editing • For more information about these options, see Editing accuracy on page 67. 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.
  • Page 74 Editing ENTER Select a genre for the title. Disc Navigator (HDD) 03/12 SUN 23:00 4ch SP 11/29 MON 7:00PM 03/12 Sun 23:00 4ch SP 11/29Mon 7:00PM 4 Titles 03/12 SUN 20:00 9ch SP 03/12 Sun 20:00 9ch SP Recent first 02/12 SAT 22:00 7ch SP 02/12 Sat 22:00 7ch SP All Genres...
  • Page 75 Editing Combine DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only Use this function to combine two Play List titles into one. Highlight the title you want to combine. This title will remain in the same place after combining with another title. ENTER Select ‘Edit’...
  • Page 76 Editing • For information on remote control key short cuts, see Using the remote key shortcuts to input a name on page 70. 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 77 Editing Frequently asked questions • Why doesn’t the available recording time increase when I erase titles from a VR mode DVD-R? When you erase titles from a DVD-R (or DVD+R), the titles are no longer displayed, but the content remains on the disc.
  • Page 78: Copying And Backup

    Copying and backup Chapter 9 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 79 Copying and backup HDD to DVD copies are made in the same recording mode. When copying DVD to HDD, the copy is made in whatever recording mode is currently set. Make sure that a recordable DVD disc is loaded when trying to copy from the HDD. REC MODE If you’re copying from DVD to the HDD, select a recording mode.
  • Page 80: Using Copy Lists

    Copying and backup • Thumbnail picture markers and chapter markers for the Disc Navigator are copied, but their position in the copy may be slightly changed from the original. • If some part of the title being copied is copy-protected, copying will start, but the copy-protected portions will not be copied.
  • Page 81 Copying and backup There are some restrictions on titles that can be added to the Copy List if you are copying to a DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or DVD+R/ +RW: • When adding titles that contain copy- once protected material, the copy-once parts will not be added.
  • Page 82: Copying From Dvd To Hdd

    Copying and backup • Set Thumbnail – Set the thumbnail frame for a title (see Set Thumbnail on page 71). • Recording Mode – Set the picture quality of the copy (see Recording Mode on page 83). • Dual Mono Audio – Set how dual mono audio should be copied when copying from HDD to DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) and DVD+R/+RW (see Dual Mono Audio...
  • Page 83: Recording Mode

    – the recorder is reset to its factory settings (see Resetting the recorder on page 131). • 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.
  • Page 84: Using Disc Backup

    Copying and backup • Optimized – The recording quality is automatically adjusted so that the Copy List fits on to the space available on the disc. Copying is carried out in real-time. When you change the recording mode setting, you can see how much disc space it will require.
  • Page 85 Copying and backup • You can cancel the backup process by pressing ONE TOUCH COPY for more than one second. When the data has been copied, take out the disc and load a blank* recordable DVD. * If you’re using a DVD-RW or DVD+RW, the disc doesn’t have to be blank, although the previous contents of the disc will be erased in the backup process.
  • Page 86: Using The Jukebox

    Using the Jukebox Chapter 10 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, DVD, USB device or PC. Once on the HDD, you can name albums and tracks, assign them a genre, and set tracks that you don’t want to play to Jump.
  • Page 87 Using the Jukebox • Up to 99 folders/999 files on the USB device can be copied/displayed. Connect PC Using a USB connection, you can copy WMA and MP3 files from a PC to the HDD of this device. Operations carried out on the PC require Windows Media Player 10.
  • Page 88 ENTER on the remote control. The Connect PC screen is closed. • If synchronization fails, make sure that the Pioneer. HDD/DVD-Recorder device is selected at the synchronization screen of Windows Media Player 10, and try again.
  • Page 89: Playing Music From The Jukebox

    Using the Jukebox • Folders containing no files are not displayed in the Jukebox (such as the above ‘Artist1’ and ‘Artist2’ folders), but do count toward the maximum of 999 folders allowed in Jukebox. • Up to 999 tracks can be included in one album.
  • Page 90: 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 Album1 Sort order Album2 By number By number By number By favourite Album3 By album Genre Album4 All Genres Album5 All Genres...
  • Page 91: The Photoviewer

    The PhotoViewer Chapter 11 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. Locating JPEG picture files HOME MENU...
  • Page 92: Changing The Display Style Of The Photoviewer

    The PhotoViewer • You can change folders via the REV SCAN/ • If you encounter a disc that will not play, check that the disc and file formats are compatible with this recorder (see JPEG file compatibility and PC-created disc compatibility on page 11).
  • Page 93: Reloading Files From A Disc Or

    The PhotoViewer 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 94: Selecting Multiple Files Or Folders

    The PhotoViewer • Importing to the HDD will not work if there is insufficient space on the HDD, or if there are already the maximum number of files and/or folders on the HDD (999 folders/999 files per folder). Selecting multiple files or folders The Multi-Mode allows you to select multiple folders/files at once for importing or editing.
  • Page 95: Copying Selected Files To A

    The PhotoViewer Important • Use a blank DVD-R/-RW disc, or one that has already been initialized for Video mode recording but has nothing yet recorded on it. Discs that have already been recorded on (as well as CD-R/-RW discs) cannot be used. •...
  • Page 96: Editing Files On The Hdd

    The PhotoViewer Editing files on the HDD There are a number of commands you can use to edit and organize your pictures stored on the HDD. Creating a new folder From the folder list, display the menu. ENTER Select ‘New Folder’. The folder appears at the bottom of the folder list with the name F_number.
  • Page 97 The PhotoViewer Display the command menu. ENTER Select ‘File Options’ or ‘Folder Options’. ENTER Select ‘Copy’ or ‘Copy Folder Contents’. PhotoViewer HDD Folder2 Folder Size 999 MB 001 PIOR0000 Start Slideshow Erase 002 PIOR0001 Start Audio Slideshow File Copy 003 PIOR0002 File Options Rename File 004 PIOR0003...
  • Page 98: Printing Files

    The PhotoViewer ENTER Select ‘Lock’ or ‘Lock Folder Contents’. PhotoViewer HDD Folder2 001 PIOR0000 002 PIOR0001 File 003 PIOR0002 004 PIOR0003 005 PIOR0004 12 Files 006 PIOR0005 007 PIOR0006 008 PIOR0007 009 PIOR0008 010 PIOR0009 011 PIOR0010 012 PIOR0011 Remain 100.0 G Locked files are shown with a padlock icon next to them.
  • Page 99: The Disc Setup Menu

    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 100: Initialize Settings

    The Disc Setup menu 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. The first time you load a new DVD-RW disc, it will be automatically initialized for recording according to the DVD-RW Auto Init.
  • Page 101: Initialize Hdd

    20 minutes after the optimization process is completed, the unit turns itself off. Initialize HDD When your HDD/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 102: The Video Adjust Menu

    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 103: Setting The Picture Quality For Disc Playback

    The Video Adjust menu • 3-D Y/C – Adjusts the brightness/colour separation. • YNR – Adjusts the amount of noise reduction (NR) applied to the Y (brightness) component. • CNR – Adjusts the amount of noise reduction (NR) applied to the C (colour) component.
  • Page 104 The Video Adjust menu Creating your own set There are three user presets in which you can save your own set of picture quality settings for disc playback. Follow Choosing a preset above and select one of the user presets (Memory 1, 2 or 3).
  • Page 105: 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 106 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Manual CH Setting Next Screen VCR Plus+ CH Next Screen Setting Video In/Out Input Colour Next Screen System See also About the input colour system on page 115 for more information on this setting. Component Video Interlace •...
  • Page 107 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Audio In External Audio Stereo • Dual Mono 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 dual mono. This has priority over the setting you make here. Dual Mono L •...
  • Page 108 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options 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. Language OSD Language Español • available languages Choose from the languages displayed for the on- Audio Language Spanish •...
  • Page 109 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Auto Language On • For Auto Language to be effective, the Audio Language and Subtitle Language options must be set to the same language. DVD Menu w/Subtitle Language Language • English available languages Choose from the displayed languages to set the Other Discs do not necessarily have menus in your selected menu language.
  • Page 110 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Optimized Rec Off • Optimized Rec will only compensate for the next scheduled timer recording if more than one is set. Set Thumbnail 0 seconds • 30 seconds 3 minutes Auto Chapter On • (HDD/VR) Auto Chapter No Separation...
  • Page 111 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options HDD Recording Video Mode Off Format Video Mode On • Recordings made to the HDD are compatible with • When Video Mode On is used, you must select the audio channel you want to record when recording a broadcast with a SAP channel.
  • Page 112 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Parental Lock Set Password Change Password In order to change the password, first enter your Change Level Country/Area Code Only certain discs have parental lock and country/area code features. Check the disc packaging to see what features the disc has.
  • Page 113 Enable the HDMI Control function. Select this option when connected to an HDMI Control-compatible Pioneer plasma display, AV system (amplifier or AV receiver etc.). Disable the HDMI Control function. Select this option when not connected to an HDMI Control-compatible component, or when connected to a component manufactured by a company other than Pioneer.
  • Page 114 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options 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 Options 2 Restart USB Device Confirm Printer HDD Sleep Mode Proceed Additional information about the TV system settings...
  • Page 115: Selecting Other Languages For Language Options

    The Initial Setup menu pressing INPUT SELECT (also front panel) while the recorder is stopped. • When you switch the Input Line System setting the Copy List is erased. If you switch the setting using the button and INPUT SELECT buttons as described above, there is no confirmation, so please use with care.
  • Page 116: Additional Information 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 disc type DVD-R / 1x 6 mins.
  • Page 117: Manual Recording Modes

    Additional information Manual recording modes The table below shows the approximate recording times for different DVD types in each manual recording mode, as well as the standard recording mode equivalents. For recording time on the HDD, see Specifications on page 132. Rec.
  • Page 118: 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 119 • Make sure that you switch the recorder into standby before unplugging the power cord. Remote control does • If you connected this recorder to another Pioneer product using the not work CONTROL IN jack, point the remote control at the other component to use (page 14).
  • Page 120 Additional information Problem Can’t play a disc recorded using this recorder on another player During playback the picture is dark or distorted Recorded contents are not clear or artefacts appear in areas of flat colour (due to MPEG compression; also known as block noise) Can’t record or does not record successfully...
  • Page 121 ‘--:--’ • To have the battery replaced, please ask your nearest Pioneer- authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. Front panel display • The child lock is on; turn off in order to use the recorder (page 45).
  • Page 122 Additional information HDMI Problem The connected HDMI or DVI device does not display any picture (and the front panel HDMI indicator does not light) No video from the HDMI output There’s no sound from the connected HDMI or DVI device The power automatically turns on Can’t record video...
  • Page 123: If The Picture Freezes And The Front Panel And Remote Control Buttons Stop Working

    Pioneer. When using HDMI-Control compatible components manufactured by companies other than Pioneer, set the HDMI Control to Off (page 113). • This unit will not function properly with AV systems that do not support HDMI Control, or when connected with AV systems other than those made by Pioneer.
  • Page 124: On-Screen 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 125 This message is displayed when information from the HDD cannot be read. The HDD may be damaged or broken. Please ask your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new recordings can be made.
  • Page 126: Front-Panel Displays

    Explanation/Action The HDD may be damaged or broken. Please ask your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new recordings can be made.
  • Page 127: Setting Up The Remote To Control

    61, 65 Fujitsu Funai Goldstar Grandiente Grundig 51, 82 Hitachi 56, 60, 83, 86 Mitsubishi Nokia 53, 81 Panasonic 58, 72 Philips 57, 85, 89 Pioneer 50, 80 Salora Samsung 73, 75 Sanyo Sharp Sony Tandy Telefunken Thomson 62, 89 Toshiba...
  • Page 128: 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 Greek (el), 0512 Polish (pl), 1612...
  • Page 129: 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 130: 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. Cleaning the pickup lens The HDD/DVD recorder’s lens should not...
  • Page 131: 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 132: Specifications

    Additional information Specifications General Power requirements ..... 110 V to 240 V, 50 Hz / 60 Hz Power consumption ......48 W Power consumption in standby mode .
  • Page 133: Supplied Accessories

    Additional information Input/Output VHF/UHF antenna input/output terminal ... . VHF/UHF set 75 Ω (F-shape connector) Video input..Input 1, 3 (rear), Input 2 (front) Input level .
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