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DRC8005N
Changing Entertainment. Again.

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    DVD Recorder User’s Guide DRC8005N Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase. Attach it here and record the serial and model numbers in case you need them. The numbers are located on the back of the DVD Recorder. DRC8005N Model No. ___________________________________________Serial No._______________________ Purchase Date: ________________________________________________________________...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to consider before you connect...2 Choose your connection...3 Explanation of Jacks and Cables ...4 Back of the DVD Recorder...4 Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + VCR (optional)...6 Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + Cable Box ...8 Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + Satellite Receiver ...10 Advanced Audio Connection Information ...12 Install batteries in the remote control ...13...

  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to consider before you connect Protect components from overheating • Don’t block ventilation holes on any of the components. Arrange the components so that air can circulate freely. • Don’t stack components. • When you place components in a stand, make sure you allow adequate ventilation. •...

  • Page 5: Choose Your Connection

    Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your DVD Recorder. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you.Turn to the appropriate page for specific instructions. Components DVD Recorder DVD Recorder DVD Recorder Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Cable Box Satellite Receiver Connecting an optional audio receiver:...

  • Page 6: Explanation Of Jacks And Cables

    This section describes the jacks and cables you can use to make connections (only S-Video and Audio/Video cables are packed with your DVD Recorder — you can purchase other cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, details are on page 55, or order online at www.rca.com, or go to your local electronics store).

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    COAXIAL - connect a digital coaxial cable (not supplied) to this jack and to the Digital Audio Coaxial Input jack on your receiver.The cable is not a black coaxial cable, but an RCA-type cable. PROG. SCAN switch – If you’ve connected your DVD Recorder to a TV that uses progressive scanning to display the image via the Y, Pb, Pr jacks, turn the switch to the “on”...

  • Page 8: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Vcr (optional)

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD Recorder From Cable Line or Off-air antenna CABLE/ANTENNA Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD Recorder are on page 4. To watch one program while you record another: To play a disc If you need help finding your TV’s various Video Input Channels, go to page 16.

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    2 Way Splitter (provided) RF Coaxial cable Audio video cables are usually color-coded red, white, and yellow. If your TV has an S- Video jack, connect the S-Video cable (supplied). S-Video provides better video quality than composite video (the yellow jack) because the color part of the signal is kept separate from the black and white part of...

  • Page 10: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Cable Box

    Notes about cable boxes: If you have questions about using a cable box with the DVD Recorder, consult your cable company. RCA can only provide general instructions because cable service and cable boxes differ in various areas.This connection only shows a basic RF Coaxial Cable connection, your cable box may have Audio Video or S-Video jacks.

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    Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + Basic Cable Box 1. Connect the 2 Way Splitter (provided) to split the cable signal Note: Before you connect the DVD Recorder, you’ll need to disconnect some of the cables first in order to re-connect them. Disconnect the RF Coaxial cable that originates from the cable signal coming into your house, and goes to the 2 Way Splitter cable box.

  • Page 12: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Satellite Receiver

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup SATELLITE DISH If you want to add a VCR to this connection, consult the manual that came with your satellite receiver. Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD Recorder are on page 4. To watch TV (satellite programming) with the DVD Recorder turned on.

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    Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + Satellite Receiver The following instructions enable you to record the programs from your satellite receiver. Because the jack configuration and labels vary on different satellite receivers and televisions, the steps provided are general guidelines. Consult your Satellite Receiver and/or Television User’s Guides for additional information.

  • Page 14: Advanced Audio Connection Information

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Consult the manual that came with your receiver to connect it properly. DVD Recorder Advanced Audio Connection Information Both Dolby Digital® and DTS® are audio formats used to record 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of film (while the film is being made). Both of these formats provide up to six separate channels: left, right, center, left rear, right rear, and common subwoofer.The disc will play 5.1-channel sound only if you’ve connected a DTS or Dolby Digital receiver or decoder, and if the disc is encoded in the Dolby Digital or DTS format.

  • Page 15: Install Batteries In The Remote Control

    Turn on the DVD Recorder—press the DVD button on the remote. Turn on the TV and tune it to the correct Video Input Channel—if you have an RCA, GE, or Proscan TV, press the TV button on the remote and then press the INPUT button on the remote (the TV turns on and tunes to the correct Video Input Channel).

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    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Antenna-Cable Antenna-Cable Done Searching channels... 35% complete 2 channels found Please wait... Edit the list of channels found Ch 02 Ch 03 Ch 04 Select your local time zone: Eastern Central Mountain Should the clock be automatically adjusted for daylight savings time? Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 17: What To Expect

    Year 2004 Date 04/29 Tue 29-April Time 01:47 PM Done Watch TV Live - Ch 2 Disc No Disc Disc Library 1 Library Disc(s) Timers Setup 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2004 To watch channels, or video inputs, press OK What to Expect Turn on the DVD Recorder to Watch TV In order to use the features of the DVD Recorder (i.e., the channel banner that provides programming information), you’ll have to get used to turning on your DVD Recorder to watch TV.

  • Page 18: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs If your brand of TV is RCA, GE, or Proscan, the remote control packed with your DVD Recorder will most likely access the TV’s Video Input Channel— with the DVD Recorder turned on, press the TV button, and then press INPUT until you see the DVD Recorder’s menu on your TV screen.

  • Page 19: Chapter 2:the Remote Control

    The Remote Control • Explanation of the buttons • Find out if the remote can operate your TV • Programming the remote to operate your TV • Programming the remote to operate other components Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.

  • Page 20: Explanation Of Buttons

    TIMER/GUIDE Accesses the list of Timer Recordings (the Timer List screen). TV Puts the remote in TV mode in order for it to operate your TV.This remote is already programmed to operate RCA, GE, and Proscan brand TVs. This remote is capable of being programmed to operate many brands of TVs.

  • Page 21: Find Out If The Remote Can Be Programmed To Operate Your Tv

    Chapter 2: The Remote Control Find out if the remote can operate your TV This remote control is designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. 1. Press the TV button. 2. Press the ON•OFF button (if the TV turns on or off, this remote will operate the TV).

  • Page 22: Programming The Remote To Operate Your Satellite Receiver Or Cable Box

    Programming the remote to operate a satellite receiver or cable box This remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan satellite receivers — just press the SAT•CABLE button. If you have another brand or you need to program the SAT•CABLE button to operate a cable box, you need to program the remote.

  • Page 23: Code List For Programming The Remote Control

    Code List:TVs for TV button Abex 1024 1177 1172 1025 Colortyme 1026 Admiral 1004 1027 1001 1006 1028 1173 1010 1029 1211 Concerto 1030 Adventura 1004 1031 1174 1006 1032 Aiko 1033 Contec/Cony 1016 1012 1034 1013 1035 Akai 1036 1014 1002 1038...

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    Chapter 2: The Remote Control Code List 1205 (cont.) 1216 Sanyo 1218 1004 Soundesign 1048 1004 1049 1006 1080 1008 1107 1038 1108 1046 1162 1169 Squareview 1180 1189 Scotch 1006 1004 1038 Scott 1004 Starlite 1006 1038 1012 Supre-Macy 1024 1174 1035...

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    Recording, Playback & Features • Watching TV • Recording • Playback • Disc Library Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.The on-screen help text provides the most current operational information.

  • Page 26: Watching Tv

    Chapter 3: Recording, Playback, & Features Watching TV Turn on the DVD Recorder to Watch TV Turn on the TV, and tune the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (this channel corresponds to the input jacks on your TV that you used to connect the DVD Recorder to the TV).

  • Page 27: Setting Up Timer Recordings To Record Programs Automatically

    • Player Menu: the disc menu (contents of recordings) as it will appear in ANOTHER DVD Player — instead of a title listing, a still picture (called a thumbnail) of each recording (title) appears on the screen with pertinent information. For multiple recordings, use the left and right arrow buttons to navigate.

  • Page 28: Disc Library

    Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watch TV Live - Ch 6 Disc Disc Name: Maggie Disc Library 4 Library Disc(s) Timers None scheduled Setup 5:44 pm Mon 7-Jan 2004 Shows you’ve recorded to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc are called titles. If you know which DVD+R or DVD+RW disc contains the program you recorded, insert the disc and select Disc Library to...

  • Page 29: Playback

    Live - Ch 2 Watch TV Disc Disc Library Maggie’s Disc Timers 1 Library Disc(s) Setup 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2003 Watch TV Play Disc Disc Disc Title Menu Player Menu Disc Library Playlist Timers Setup Disc Options Rename Title Play Title Play Full Title Delete Title...

  • Page 30: Using The Split Title Feature To Copy Camcorder Videocassette Tapes To Disc

    Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features DVD +R / +RW VIDEO RECORDER DRC8005 CH - CH + STANDBY/ON INPUT SKIP - SKIP + OPEN/CLOSE RECORD STOP SEARCH - S-VIDEO IN Front Input Jacks are under the door on the front of the DVD Recorder Rename Title Play Title...

  • Page 31: Chapter 4: Playing Discs

    Playing Discs • Regional Coding • Types of Discs You Can Play • How to Load and Play Discs • Using the Different Menus • Search Options • Playback Options • Using the On-Screen Info Display Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.The on-screen help text provides the most current operational information.

  • Page 32: Regional Coding

    Chapter 4: Playing Discs DVD+Rewritable Note: Some discs may not be compatible due to laser pickup and design. This is an example of a one- sided disc. This is an example of a two- sided disc — the title is usually in the center of the disc.

  • Page 33: Using Different Menus

    Live - Ch 2 Watch TV Disc No Disc Disc Library 1 Library Disc(s) Timers Setup 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2003 To watch TV, press OK. • OF F SAT• C A B LE RETU R N MUTE G O• B A C K CLEAR MEN U OPEN•...

  • Page 34: Using The On-screen Info Display

    Chapter 4: Playing Discs Using the On-Screen Info Display The on-screen Info Display contains many playback features.To see the Info Display, press the INFO button on the remote while a disc is playing (the Info Display appears across the top of the screen). Each feature is illustrated with an icon. Use the left and right arrow buttons to move through the different icons in the Info Display.When an icon is highlighted, use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to scroll through the choices.

  • Page 35: Time Display

    Time Display (DVD,Video CD, and Audio CD) This feature displays the time that has elapsed during playback. For DVD discs, the time displayed refers to the current title and acts as a Time Search feature. For example, if you like a particular scene in a movie, you can enter the elapsed time the scene plays and skip right to it.

  • Page 36: Repeat Feature

    Chapter 4: Playing Discs Repeat Icon (DVD,Video CD, and Audio CD) By default, the Repeat feature is Off.There are three Repeat options: • Title – repeats the title that is playing • Disc – repeats the disc that is playing •...

  • Page 37: Changing The Camera Angle

    Camera Angle Icon (DVD) Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. Currently, very few discs have this feature. 1. While a disc is playing, press ANGLE on the remote. If the disc wasn’t created with multiple angles, the invalid symbol appears.

  • Page 38: Introscan (audio Cd Only)

    Chapter 4: Playing Discs IntroScan Icon (Audio CD) Use the IntroScan feature to preview each track on the CD. While the CD is playing, press INFO (the Info Display appears). Use the arrow buttons to highlight the IntroScan icon. Press OK (the first 20 seconds of each track starts playing). Playback Control (PBC) Icon (Video CD) Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Playback Control icon.

  • Page 39: Playing Mp3 And/or Jpeg Files

    Playing mp3 or JPEG files Your DVD Recorder can play mp3 files and JPEG files.You can also create a musical slide show by putting both mp3 (MPEG-1, layer 3) and JPEG files on the same disc. mp3 is an audio file format which compresses recorded music. It was developed by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in collaboration with Thomson Inc.The main advantage of the mp3 format is the ability to store CD-quality music tracks that are user-friendly and compressed on a personal computer.

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  • Page 41: Menu System

    Menu System • Overview of the DVD Recorder’s Menu System • Watch TV Menu • Disc Menu • Disc Library Menu • Timer Menu • Setup Menu • Memory Card Menu Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.The on-screen help text provides the most current operational information.

  • Page 42: Chapter 5:the Menu System

    Chapter 5: The Menu System Overview of the DVD Recorder’s Menu System Since this product has many features, it has a wealth of menus and options.To access the main menu during playback, press the STOP button on the remote.To access the main menu when you’re not playing a disc, press the MENU button. How to navigate through on-screen menus Throughout the DVD Recorder’s menu system, you’ll see arrows on the on-screen menu bars.These arrows indicate you can use the correlating arrow buttons on the remote control to navigate to different menus and access choices.When a menu item is highlighted, press OK to select the menu.

  • Page 43: Watch Tv

    Go to page 1 (if available on the screen) and press OK. Note: Not all DVD players are able to play DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. Check the DVD player’s owner’s manual.

  • Page 44: Viewing Jpeg Files

    Chapter 5: The Menu System Watch TV Play Disc Disc Disc Title Menu Disc Library Player Menu Playlist Timers Disc Options Setup To start playback from the beginning, press OK. 4 x 3 Letterbox 4 x 3 Standard 16 x 9 Note: To go back to a previous menu, press GO BACK.

  • Page 45: Setup

    Setup The Setup menu contains many submenus that are explained on the following pages.The following list is an overview. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the screen. Note:To return to a previous menu, press the left arrow button or GO BACK Using Parental Controls You can set up ratings limits and turn on the Parental Control feature in order to control the type of discs people can play in the DVD Recorder.

  • Page 46: Unrated Titles

    Chapter 5: The Menu System Parental Control Lock System Options Rating Limits Recording Options Unrated Titles Disc Options Languages Installation Apply to Recordable Discs System Options: Contains settings and menus for audio features, as well as black level settings and dimmer options for the front display of your DVD Recorder. Digital Output: If you connected your DVD Recorder to a receiver via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) on the back of the player, choose the type of receiver (or decoder) you have: Dolby Digital and/or DTS.

  • Page 47: Recording Options

    Parental Control System Options Recording Options Recording Quality Disc Options Smart Record Languages Installation Parental Control System Options Recording Options Disc Options Languages Display Installation Audio Subtitles Disc Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 5: The Menu System Recording Options: Recording Quality: Similar to quality settings on a VCR, you tell the DVD Recorder what quality you want to use for the recording —...

  • Page 48: Installation Menu

    Chapter 5: The Menu System Parental Control System Options Recording Options Disc Options Interactive Setup Languages Channel Search Installation Clock Setup Channel List Searching channels... 35% complete 2 channels found Please wait... Edit the list of channels found Ch 02 Ch 03 Ch 04 Watch TV...

  • Page 49: Chapter 6: Additional Information

    Additional Information • Troubleshooting • Handling Cautions • Maintenance of Cabinet • Buttons and Controls on the front of the DVD Recorder • Limited Warranty • Accessory Information • Copying content from DVD+R or DVD+RW disc to VCR videocassette • Copying VCR videocassette to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only.

  • Page 50: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 6: Additional Information Troubleshooting General Problems Player won’t work (locks up) •Try unplugging the AC power cord and plugging it back in. • Reset the DVD Recorder: on the front of the unit, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button while you press and hold the STOP button — wait at least 3 seconds before you release both of the buttons.You’ll need to set up your menu preferences because this Reset Procedure returns the DVD Recorder’s menus to the factory default settings and also erases the contents of the Disc Library.

  • Page 51

    • If you’re trying to play a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc you recorded in this DVD Recorder in another DVD player, the DVD player may not support DVD+R or DVD+RW discs. Also, if it is a DVD+R disc make sure you finalize it (p. 41).

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    17. Also, if you have another RCA, GE, or Proscan brand product with a remote control that has a DVD button, some of the buttons will probably operate this product if you press the DVD button first.

  • Page 53: Handling Cautions

    Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this DVD Recorder, be sure to turn all components off. • Don’t move the player while a disc is being played.The disc may get scratched or broken, and the player’s internal parts may be damaged. •...

  • Page 54: Front Of The Dvd Recorder

    Chapter 6: Additional Information Open the door to access the front audio video input jacks (INPUT 2) and the USB port. CH - INPUT SKIP - SKIP + Front of the DVD Recorder Underneath the door: INPUT 2:Audio/Video jacks – These Input Jacks are provided for convenience when you are connecting a temporary component, such as a camcorder.

  • Page 55: Limited Warranty

    Pay any Authorized RCA Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your DVD Recorder. How you get service: • Take your DVD Recorder to any Authorized RCA Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900. •...

  • Page 56: Accessories

    A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax for each individual state, country, and locality to which the merchandise is being sent. For more information about accessories, go on-line to www.rca.com Optical Plug to Optical Plug for Optical Audio connection to a compatible receiver.

  • Page 57: Copying Content From A Dvd+r Or Dvd+rw Disc To A Vcr Videocassette

    DVD Recorder Coaxial cable To cable or antenna CABLE/ANTENNA Copying content from a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc to a VCR videocassette The following instructions are provided for a general connection in case you might want to copy content from a disc you recorded to a VCR videocassette.The back of your TV and VCR probably don’t exactly match the ones shown here.

  • Page 58: Copying Content From A Vcr Videocassette To A Dvd+r Or Dvd+rw Disc

    Chapter 6: Additional Information OUT TO TV IN FROM ANTENNA From Cable Line or Off-air antenna DVD Recorder Copying content from a VCR videocassette to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc The following instructions are provided for a general connection in case you want to copy your VCR videocassettes to disc.The back of your TV and VCR probably don’t exactly match the ones shown here.

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    Visit our website at www.rca.com Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton.This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2004 Thomson Inc.

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