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DVD Recorder/VCR Combo User’s Guide Important Disc Information This Product Can Record on the Following Disc Types: DVD+R (2.4x, 4x, 8x, and 16x) DVD+RW (2.4x and 4x) This recorder cannot record on DVD-R or DVD-RW discs. Please make sure to purchase discs with the plus “+” symbol on the package.
Important Information CAUTION This symbol indicates that this product incorporates double insulation between hazardous mains voltage and user RISK OF ELECTRIC accessible parts. SHOCK DO NOT OPEN This symbol indicates “dangerous voltage” inside the product that presents a risk of electric shock or personal injury.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Types of Discs DVD+Rewritable DVD+R DISCS YOU CAN USE FOR RECORDING DVD+R 2.4x, 4x, or 8x, and 16x ONLY; DVD+RW 2.4x and 4x ONLY. IMPORTANT NOTES: This recorder is not compatible with DVD-R or DVD-RW discs for recording. Please make sure to purchase discs with the plus “+”...
Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your DVD/VCR. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Turn to the appropriate page for speciﬁ c instructions. Components DVD/VCR DVD/VCR DVD/VCR DVD/VCR Audio Receiver Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Cable Box Satellite Receiver...
This section describes the jacks and cables you can use to make connections. Some cables are supplied with your product or you can purchase other cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, order online at www.rca.com, or go to your local electronics store). There are several ways to connect your DVD/VCR to your TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV.
DVD/VCR CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO INPUT CABLE/ANTENNA AUDIO OUTPUT Back of the DVD/VCR The back of your recorder might look a little overwhelming at ﬁ rst. This section explains what goes where and why. There are two sets of jacks on the back of your DVD/ VCR—INPUT jacks and OUTPUT jacks.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD/VCR CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT S-VIDEO VIDEO INPUT CABLE/ANTENNA AUDIO OUTPUT OUTPUT: These jacks send the content (audio and video) from your DVD/VCR OUT to the TV so you can see it on the TV screen and hear it through the TV’s speakers. VIDEO: Color coded yellow, the video cable you use with this jack provides better quality than an RF coaxial cable but isn’t as good as S-Video.
STANDBY/ON RECORD STOP/EJECT PLAY/PAUSE VCR buttons Front of the DVD/VCR COPY – Shortcut to transfer tapes (VCR) to disc (DVD), which is great for converting your camcorder recordings that are on videocassette tape to a DVD disc. When you have a recordable DVD+R or DVD+RW disc in the DVD disc tray and a videocassette tape in the VCR, press COPY (the VCR starts playing and the DVD/VCR starts recording automatically).
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD/VCR + TV In from cable or antenna CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT VIDEO INPUT CABLE/ANTENNA AUDIO OUTPUT DVD/VCR Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD/VCR are on page 4. To watch one program while you record another: To play a disc or tape: If you need help ﬁ...
Connection: DVD/VCR + TV 1. Connect the signal (cable or antenna): Note: Depending upon how you currently have your TV connected, you’ll have to disconnect the cable from your TV’s Antenna Input jack (sometimes labeled CABLE/ANTENNA) or your VCR’s Input jack before you connect the cable as explained below.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD/VCR + TV+ Basic Cable Box The back of your TV and/or Cable Box might look different than the ones pictured here. DVD/VCR CABLE IN CABLE OU T Cable Box Notes about cable boxes: The connection diagram shown above reﬂ ects a basic setup. Since there are many different cable companies and types of cables boxes, your cable box may come with a different recommended connection diagram.
Connection: DVD/VCR + TV + Basic Cable Box 1. Connect the cable box signal. Note: Before you connect the DVD/VCR, you’ll need to disconnect some of the cables ﬁ rst in order to reconnect them. 1a. Connect the RF coaxial cable that is connected to the cable box’s Output jack (sometimes labeled CABLE RF Coaxial cable 1b.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD/VCR + TV+ Satellite Receiver SATELLITE The back of your satellite receiver might DISH look different than the ANTENNA one pictured here. CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT DVD/VCR CABLE/ANTENNA OUTPUT CABLE/ANTENNA Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD/VCR are on page 4. To watch TV (satellite programming) with the DVD Recorder turned on:...
Connection: DVD/VCR + TV + Satellite Receiver The following instructions enable you to record the programs from your satellite receiver. Because the jack conﬁ guration 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.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD/VCR + TV + Basic Cable Box + Audio Receiver Audio Receiver The back of your TV and/or Cable Box might look different than the ones pictured here. DVD/VCR Cable Box CABLE IN CABLE OU T Notes about cable boxes: The connection diagram shown above reﬂ...
Connection: DVD/VCR + TV + Basic Cable Box You’ll need to consult instructions that came with your audio video receiver in order to connect it properly. The information below provides general guidelines for the DVD/VCR’s Audio Output Jacks. Both Dolby* Digital® and DTS® are audio formats used to record 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of RF Coaxial cable ﬁ...
1. Turn on the DVD/VCR—press the DVD/VCR button on the remote. 2. 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 (if the TV doesn’t turn on, press the ON•OFF button) and then press the INPUT button on the remote until you get to the Video Input Channel that matches how the DVD/VCR is connected to...
Antenna-Cable Antenna-Cable Done Searching channels. 35% complete 2 channels found 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. Chapter 1: Connections and Setup 2) Select the Signal that’s connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT jack Completing this information lets the DVD/VCR know what program signals are being sent to it.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Year 2005 Date 04/29 Fri 29-April Time 01:47 PM Auto Clock Done Watch TV Live - Ch 2 Disc No Disc Tape 1 Library Disc(s) Disc Library Timers Setup 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2004 To watch channels, or video inputs, press OK What to Expect Turn on the DVD/VCR to Watch TV In order to use the features of the DVD/VCR, you’ll have to get used to turning on your DVD/VCR to watch TV.
RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs If your brand of TV is RCA, GE, or Proscan, the remote control packed with your DVD/VCR will most likely access the TV’s Video Input Channel—with the DVD/VCR turned on, press the TV button, and then press INPUT until you see the DVD/VCR’s menu on your TV screen.
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 • Using the Remote’s Features • Code Lists Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only.
TIMER•GUIDE Allows you to quickly access the Timer Recordings list or setup a new timer 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 TVs. This remote is capable of being programmed to operate many brands of TVs.
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 (if the TV turns on, this remote will operate your TV; if it doesn’t turn on, go to step 2 below).
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components This remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components—just press the applicable component button to operate the component (for a satellite receiver, press the SAT button; for an audio component, press AUDIO, etc.).
Chapter 2: The Remote Control Volume Punchthrough Feature You may ﬁ nd this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or ampliﬁ er, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for the receiver. An example follows: Let’s say you’ve connected your DVD player to your audio/video receiver.
Chapter 3 Recording, Playback & Features • Watching TV • DVD Recording (DVD+R and DVD + RW) • Disc Library • DVD Playback • VCR Recording • VCR Playback 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.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watching TV Turn on the DVD/VCR to watch TV 1. 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/VCR to the TV).
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watching one channel while you record another channel (cable with no cable box or off-air antenna only) If you want to watch another channel while you’re recording, you need to make sure you’ve connected an RF coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA OUTPUT jack on DVD/VCR and TV’s corresponding Cable/Antenna Input jack.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watch TV Disc Tape Disc Library Timers Setup Add Timer Set Transfer To set a timer for video recording, press OK. To exit, press GO BACK/RETURN Timers Name Ch 002 Channel 05/19 19 Mon Once Day(s) 03:00PM Start Time...
Watch TV Live - Ch 6 Disc Disc Name: Maggie Tape No tape 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. My Show Simon’s Show My Show Recorded on:...
1- Disc name Maggie’s Disc Caroline’s Bday Simon at soc- Maggie’s Disc Anniversary 6 Title(s) on Disc Steve’s vacation 0h 24min available Steve & Maggie *1 Best Rename Disc Erase Disc Lock Disc Finalize Disc Maggie’s Disc Make Compatible 6 Title(s) on Disc 0h 24min available *1 Best Caroline’s Bday...
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features The Edit icon Insert Chapter Marker Delete Chapter Marker Hide Chapter New Title Frame Rename Title Play Title Play All Chapters Delete Title Simon’s 4th Birthday Clear Chapters Fri, 6/20/2003 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm *1 Best Insert Chapter Marker Delete Chapter Marker...
ON-OFF DVD/VCR CABLE AUDIO ZOOM EDIT OPEN ANGLE CLOSE TIMER•GUIDE INFO MENU CLEAR AGAIN ADVANCE LIVE MUTE BACK INPUT ANTENNA REVERSE PLAY FORWARD RECORD STOP PAUSE Safety Tab Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features VCR Basics The VCR part of your DVD/VCR has all the basic functions of other VCRs.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features ON-OFF DVD/VCR CABLE AUDIO ZOOM EDIT OPEN ANGLE CLOSE TIMER•GUIDE INFO INFO button MENU CLEAR EDIT button AGAIN ADVANCE LIVE MUTE BACK INPUT ANTENNA REVERSE PLAY FORWARD PLAY button RECORD STOP PAUSE Insert A Point Cancel Last Edit Delete A-B Edits Review A-B Edits...
VCR Recording After you put a videocassette tape in the VCR deck, there are several ways to record programming. The quickest way to start recording is to press the RECORD button (on the front of the DVD/VCR next to the STANDBY/ON button) while you’re watching a show. When you press the VCR REC button on the front of the DVD/VCR, the Express Record screen appears.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features DVD / VCR / VIDEO CD / CD / MP3 PLAYER DIGITAL VIDEO DISC RECORDER DRC 8300 COPY STANDBY/ON RECORD STOP/EJECT PLAY/PAUSE INPUT CH-/SKIP- CH+/SKIP+ OPEN/CLOSE RECORD DV IN AUDIO COPY button If you set up A-B Edits (page 38), only the A-B Edits will be recorded to disc when you use the COPY button on the front of the DVD/VCR.
Watch TV Live - Ch 2 Disc No Disc Tape No Tape Disc Library 1 Library Disc(s) Timers 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2003 Setup DV-CAM Jpeg Picture Card To watch TV, press OK. Keep in mind, the DV-CAM feature only appears in the main menu when a digital video camcorder is connected to the DVD/VCR.
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.
DVD+Rewritable DVD+R 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.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs Live - Ch 2 Watch TV Disc No Disc Tape Recordable Disc Library 0 Discs Timers 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2005 Setup To watch TV, press OK. ON-OFF DVD/VCR CABLE AUDIO ZOOM ZOOM EDIT ANGLE OPEN button CLOSE TIMER•GUIDE...
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.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs 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.
Repeat Icon (DVD, Video CD, and Audio CD) By default, the Repeat feature is Off. There are four Repeat options: • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing (track for CD or VCD). • Title – repeats the title that is playing •...
Chapter 4: Playing Discs 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. If the disc contains multiple angles, the Angle icon appears with the current angle number and the number of angles available.
IntroScan Icon (Audio CD) Use the IntroScan feature to preview each track on the CD. 1. While the CD is playing, press INFO (the Info Display appears). 2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the IntroScan icon. 3. Press OK (the ﬁ rst 10 seconds of each track starts playing). Playback Control (PBC) Icon (Video CD) Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Playback Control icon.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs PLAY 01.THE REASON -3.jA- - LET_S_ 04. WHY ON WHY 02.IMMORTALI 03.TREAT HER 04.WHY ON WH 05.LOVE IS IN Example of mp3 ﬁ les. Example of JPEG ﬁ les. 4. Select a ﬁ le using the up and down arrow buttons, press OK (the playback options appear). Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the options and press OK when the desired option appears.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs Repeat Allows you to set the repeat options for playback. Repeat Disc: all pictures in every folder repeat play. Repeat Off: repeat is set to off. Rotate Rotates the picture clockwise 90º, 180º and 270º, respectively. Press OK to rotate. Zoom Zooms in on the picture up to 4x.
Menu System • Overview of the DVD/VCR’s Menu System • Watch TV Menu • Disc Menu • Tape Menu • Disc Library Menu • Timer Menu • Setup 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.
Overview of the DVD/VCR’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 or tape, press the MENU button. How to navigate through on-screen menus Throughout the DVD/VCR’s menu system, you’ll see arrows on the on-screen menu bars.
Chapter 5: Menu System Live - Ch 2 Watch TV Disc Tape No Disc 1 Library Disc(s) Disc Library Timers 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2003 Setup DV-CAM To watch TV, press OK. Watch TV Play Disc Disc Disc Title Menu Playlist Tape Copy Disc...
Disc Library The disc library accesses information about what you’ve recorded onto discs. Details of this feature and the submenus are described on page 33. Timers Timer: You can add timers and view or edit existing timers from this menu for automatic recording. Timer recordings are especially useful when you have a favorite program that you want to record every week and/or every day.
Chapter 5: Menu System Parental Control Lock System Options Rating Limits Recording Options Unrated Titles Disc Options Languages Installation Apply DVD+R, +RW System Options This menu contains settings and menus for advanced audio features, such as the digital audio out settings and surround sound settings. Digital Audio Out: if you connected your DVD/VCR to a receiver via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on the back of the player, choose the type of receiver (or decoder) you have: Dolby Digital or DTS.
Parental Control System Options Destination Recording Options Default Rec Quality Disc Options Languages Tape Speed Installation SmartRecord Chapter Markers 4 x 3 Letterbox 4 x 3 Standard 16 x 9 Parental Control System Options Recording Options Disc Options Languages Display Installation Audio Subtitles...
Chapter 5: 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 Disc Menu: many discs have their own menu that appears on the screen. You can select the language in which you want the disc menu displayed.
Chapter 6 Additional Information • Troubleshooting • Handling Cautions • Maintenance of Cabinet • Limited Warranty • Accessory Information 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.
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/VCR: on the front of the unit, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button while you press and hold the DVD STOP button—wait at least 3 seconds before you release both of the buttons.
• If the disc appears to be playing but you do not see a picture (or Unusable Signal or Insufﬁ cient Video Signal appears on the screen), make sure the TV is tuned to the correct Video Input Channel for how you connected it to the DVD/VCR. Go to page 19 for help. •...
Chapter 6: Additional Information mp3 ﬁ les The following recommendations can’t be taken as a guarantee that the DVD/VCR will play mp3 recordings, or as an assurance of sound quality. Certain technologies and methods for mp3 ﬁ le recording on CD-R discs prevent optimal playback of these ﬁ les on your product. •...
• To order a new remote control, go to page 65. The buttons on the front of the DVD/VCR operate the DVD/VCR’s basic functions, but you won’t be able to use the menu system without the remote control. The buttons on the front of the unit are described on page 7. 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 ﬁ...
Pay any Authorized RCA Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your DVD/VCR. How you get service: • Take your DVD/VCR 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. •...
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