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Changing Entertainment. Again.
DRC8000N

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  • Page 1

    DVD Recorder User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. DRC8000N...

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Region Management Information. If the Region number of a DVD disc does not correspond to the Region number of this DVD Recorder this DVD Recorder cannot play the disc. The Region number for this DVD Recorder is Region No 1.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to consider before you connect...2 Choose your connection...3 Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + VCR (optional) ...4 Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + Cable Box ...6 Connection: DVD Recorder + TV + Satellite Receiver...8 Advanced Audio Connection Information...10...

  • Page 4: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    MPEG coding software, disc design software, disc writer software are used, and the discs and disc design. themselves. Unpack the Box Your DVD Recorder came with the following items: STANDBY/ON INPUT VOLUME OPEN/CLOSE...

  • 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...

  • Page 6: Dvd Recorder

    If you need help finding your TV’s various Video Input Channels, go to page 15. * The remote control packed with your DVD Recorder is capable of being programmed to operate many brands and models of TVs and VCRs. For instructions, go to page 19.

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    Pb, Pr on the DVD Recorder). For more explanation, go to page 56. Note: If your TV is capable of progressive scan, connect the DVD Recorder to the TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT jacks, and slide the PROG SCAN switch to the ON position to see DVD titles (movies) in progressive scan format.

  • Page 8: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Cable Box

    Off-air antenna 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. You must view premium cable channels through the DVD Recorder if you use this connection because only regular cable channels are being sent to the TV via the 2 Way Splitter.

  • Page 9: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Cable Box

    OUTPUT,Y, Pb, Pr on the DVD Recorder). For more explanation, go to page 56. Note: If your TV is capable of progressive scan, connect the DVD Recorder to the TV using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT jacks, and slide the PROG SCAN switch to the ON position to see DVD titles (movies) in progressive scan format. If you need more explanation, go to page 56.

  • Page 10: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Satellite Receiver

    Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD Recorder are on page 56. To watch TV (satellite programming) To watch TV (satellite programming) with the DVD Recorder turned off.

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    A set of audio/video cables was packed with your DVD Recorder. Connect the audio cables to the OUTPUT audio;Yellow = video. AUDIO L (left – white) and R (right – red) jacks on the back of your DVD Recorder, and to the corresponding Audio Input jacks on your TV (sometimes labeled AUDIO IN L and R).

  • Page 12: Advanced Audio Connection Information

    (RF) interference from household appliances, nearby power lines, and/or broadcast towers. If you would rather use the OPTICAL jack, connect an optical digital cable to the DVD Recorder and to the corresponding digital optical input jack on the receiver. Remove the protective cover that’s in the DIGITAL AUDIO OPTICAL jack before connecting cables.

  • Page 13: Connect The G-link Cable

    Connect the cables to the G-LINK and/or IR SAT jacks on the back of the Recorder If you connected a cable box or satellite receiver to the recorder, you must connect the G-LINK cable (provided) in order for all of the DVD Recorder’s features to work correctly.

  • Page 14: 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).

  • Page 15

    3) GUIDE Plus+ setup Your DVD Recorder is equipped with the GUIDE Plus+ system, a no-fee, interactive, on-screen program guide that lists cable and off-air broadcasts in your area. In order to see program listings, you need to complete the following steps.

  • Page 16

    If you connected a satellite receiver to the DVD Recorder, the G-LINK cable must be connected to the back of your DVD Recorder (IRA SAT jack) and the other end of the cable must be placed in front of the remote sensor on the satellite receiver in order for the DVD Recorder to control the satellite receiver for Timer Recordings.

  • Page 17: 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 18: Back Of The Dvd Recorder

    OUTPUT: These jacks send the content (audio and video) from your DVD Recorder OUT to the TV so you can see it on the TV screen and hear it through the TV’s speakers.There are three video options:VIDEO, S-VIDEO, COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT (Y, Pb, Pr). Choose the Video Connection based on your TV’s Input Jacks.

  • Page 19: Front Of The Dvd Recorder

    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” position for progressive scan playback of DVD discs.Typically, only some High Definition Televisions and high-end multimedia monitors use progressive scanning.

  • Page 20: What To Expect

    DVD Recorder’s channel up and down buttons (or number buttons) and the TV stays on the Video Input Channel that corresponds to the Input Jacks on the TV you used to connect the TV to the DVD Recorder. If you need help finding the TV’s Video Input Channel, go to page 16.

  • Page 21: 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 22: Explanation Of Buttons

    STOP Stops playback or recording. 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 satellite receivers.This remote is capable of being programmed to operate many brands of TVs.

  • Page 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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 Contec/Cony 1033 1016 1034 1012 1013 1035 Akai 1014 1036 1002 1037...

  • Page 26

    Chapter 2: 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 Supreme...

  • Page 27: Recording From The Guide Plus+ On-screen Programming Guide

    Using the DVD Recorder’s Features • Watching TV • Recording • Playback • Disc Library • GUIDE Plus+ System 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 28: Watching Tv

    The remote that came with your DVD Recorder is a programmable Universal remote that can be programmed to operate many brands and models of TVs. Go to page 21 if you want to program the remote.

  • Page 29: Setting Up Timer Recordings To Record Programs Automatically

    Note: If the recording you set up through the GUIDE Plus+ system conflicts with a timer recording that you set up via the DVD Recorder’s Recording menu, the Timer recording you set up in the DVD Recorder’s Timers menu system will be recorded instead of the one you scheduled through the GUIDE Plus+ system.

  • Page 30: Disc Library

    15 seconds for the DVD Recorder to save the information to the Disc Library. Since the Disc Library is saved in the DVD Recorder, you have a limited amount of space to keep disc contents. If the Disc Library becomes full, you’ll have to delete some of the discs to make room.The memory should hold approximately 500 titles assuming an...

  • Page 31: Playback

    Make sure the TV is tuned to the correct Video Input Channel. . Insert the DVD+R or DVD+RW disc you want to play. Once the DVD Recorder reads the disc’s contents, the main menu appears. If the main menu doesn’t appear, press MENU (the main menu appears).

  • Page 32: About The Guide Plus+ On-screen Programming Guide

    New features and options can be downloaded to the GUIDE Plus+ system, so these are subject to change also. The GUIDE Plus+ system doesn’t display program listings for satellite TV. If you receive programming through satellite TV service, your DVD Recorder’s Guide Plus+ System won’t display programming.

  • Page 33: Listings

    Record • Schedule action button so the DVD Recorder will record the program highlighted in the channel listing. When the Listings menu is highlighted on the menu bar, the following Action buttons appear depending upon where you are in the program listings: •...

  • Page 34: News

    Chapter 3: Using the DVD Recorder’s Features Menu bar Action buttons Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. News The News menu lets you browse current news stories by headline. After you’ve highlighted the News menu from the Menu Bar, use the up and down arrow buttons to browse the list one story at a time.To scroll through the stories a page at a...

  • Page 35: 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 36: Regional Coding

    Note: Some discs may not be compatible due to laser pickup and disc design. To Load and Play Discs Turn on the TV and your DVD Recorder (press ON•OFF on the remote or press the STANDBY/ON button on the DVD Recorder).

  • Page 37: Using Different Menus

    To make the Disc menu appear, press the MENU button while the disc is playing. • The DVD Recorder’s Info Display – The Info Display appears as icons across the top of the screen when a disc is playing. It can only be accessed while you are playing a disc.

  • Page 38: 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 39: Time Display

    Changing the subtitle language with the Info Display will only affect the disc you are currently playing.When the disc is removed or the player is turned off, the subtitle language will revert to the language setting specified through the DVD Recorder’s Language menu.

  • Page 40: Repeat Feature

    The language feature only works if the disc was created with multiple language tracks. If the disc doesn’t contain the language you selected, the disc will play in the default language. When you choose an audio language during disc playback, you only override the audio language setting in the DVD Recorder’s Language menu temporarily.

  • Page 41: Changing The Camera Angle

    Note:The player defaults to Standard Playback whenever you put a new CD into the DVD Recorder. Program The Program Play Mode is only available after you set up a playlist via the DVD Recorder’s Disc menu (page 45). Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 42: Introscan (audio Cd Only)

    Playback Control enables you to access the Video CD’s menu if it has one and requires that you navigate through the Video CD’s contents by using the Video CD menu instead of the DVD Recorder’s Info Display.When PBC is on, you won’t be able to use any repeat modes or skip titles in the DVD Recorder’s Info Display.

  • Page 43: Playing Mp3 And/or Jpeg Files

    Note:You can only play true MP3 files in the DVD Recorder — some products use software to compress MP3 files and convert them to other formats such as MPX.Your DVD Recorder won’t recognize or play MPX files or other types of converted MP3 files.

  • Page 44: Viewing Jpeg Files

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  • Page 45: Chapter 5:the Menu System

    Menu System • Overview of the DVD Recorder’s Menu System • Watch TV Menu • GUIDE Plus+ 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...

  • Page 46: Overview Of The Menu System

    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 47: Play Disc

    : available when you’ve inserted a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc that you’ve recorded in this DVD Recorder.With Disc Title highlighted, press OK to access the disc’s title menu (the disc name appears on the top and each recording is listed below).

  • Page 48: Disc Options

    Most discs that are produced in a widescreen format only can’t be cropped in this fashion. 16 x 9 – Choose this setting if your DVD Recorder is connected to a widescreen TV. If you choose this setting and you don’t have a widescreen TV, the images on the screen might appear distorted due to vertical compression.

  • Page 49: Setup

    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. The padlock icon on the Lock menu indicates whether the player is locked or unlocked.

  • Page 50: Unrated Titles

    (or decoder) you have: Dolby Digital and/or DTS. Note: If you select DTS, and you don’t have a DTS receiver connected to the DVD Recorder you won’t hear any audio or the audio will be distorted.

  • Page 51: Recording Options

    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 — the better the quality, the more memory (space) the recording will use on the DVD+R or DVD+RW disc.The choices...

  • Page 52: Installation Menu

    DVD+RW disc. Note: If there is a power failure or you unplug the DVD Recorder while content is being copied, the DVD+RW disc will become permanently inoperable.

  • Page 53: Chapter 6: Additional Information

    Additional Information • Troubleshooting • Handling Cautions • Maintenance of Cabinet • Explanation of Jacks and Cables • 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 •...

  • Page 54: Troubleshooting

    No picture • Turn on the TV. • Tune your TV to the Video Input Channel that corresponds to the jacks you used to connect the TV to the DVD Recorder (go to page 16 for more help). • If you’re playing a DVD, press STOP (the main menu appears). Check the PROG SCAN switch on the back of the unit to make sure it is in the OFF position.Try playing the disc again.

  • Page 55

    • Some discs have defects that cause them to jump from one scene to the next. • Turn the PROG SCAN switch on the back of the DVD Recorder to the “off” position.This switch should only be turned on if you’ve connected the DVD Recorder to a television that uses progressive scanning to display the image.

  • Page 56

    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 57: Handling Cautions

    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. • Don’t put any container filled with liquid or any small metal objects on the DVD Recorder. •...

  • Page 58: Explanation Of Jacks And Cable

    This section describes the jacks and cables you can use to make connections (only audio/video cables are packed with your DVD Recorder — you can purchase cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, details are on page 62, or order online at www.rca.com, or go to your local electronics store).There are several ways to connect your DVD Recorder to your TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV.

  • Page 59: 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 60

    Chapter 6: Additional Information Limitation of Warranty: • THE WARRANTY STATED ABOVE IS THE ONLY WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THIS PRODUCT. ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

  • Page 61: Accessories

    Accessory Information There are various accessories available to complement your DVD Recorder. Prices are subject to change without notice. All accessories are subject to availability. 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.

  • Page 62: Copying Content From A Dvd+r Or Dvd+rw Disc To A Vcr Videocassette

    VCR videocassette.The back of your TV and VCR probably don’t exactly match the ones shown here. In general, you just need to connect the DVD Recorder’s Output jacks to the VCR’s Input Jacks. Also, you need to be able to see what your copying, so the TV needs to be connected.

  • Page 63: 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. In general, you just need to connect the VCR’s Output Jacks to the DVD Recorder’s Input Jacks.

  • Page 64

    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 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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