, PlusCode, G-LINK, and GUIDE Plus+ are trademarks of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its related affiliates. The VCR Plus+ and the GUIDE Plus+ systems are manufactured under license from Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc. and/or its related affiliates. GEMSTAR IS NOT IN ANY WAY LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
Back of the Digital Media Recorder (explanation of jacks) ...54 Front of the Digital Media Recorder (explanation of buttons and controls) ..55 Explanation of Input Jacks, Output Jacks and Cables ...56 Limited Warranty ...57 Accessories ...59 Copying content stored on the Digital Media Recorder to a VCR ...60...
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. •...
— you won’t be able to pause live TV because you aren’t watching TV through the Digital Media Recorder. Tune the TV its Input 1 channel or Vid 1 channel. Tune the TV to the VCR input channel (usually channel 3 or 4). OUTPUT S-VIDEO...
TV’s Antenna Input jack (sometimes labeled CABLE/ANTENNA or ANTENNA IN). 3b. If you want to keep a VCR connected to the TV, connect the other end of this RF Coaxial cable to your VCR’s Antenna Input jack (sometimes labeled IN FROM ANTENNA).
TV show, a program you saved to the Digital Media Recorder’s hard disk drive, a videotape you’re playing in the VCR, or a disc you’re playing in the Digital Media Recorder. If you don’t know how to access Video Input Channels on your TV, go to page 16 for help. A general...
2. Connect the VCR to the TV (optional) If you connected a VCR (step 1d above), connect one end of an RF Coaxial cable to the VCR’s Output jack (sometimes labeled OUT TO TV) and the other end to the TV’s Input jack (sometimes labeled CABLE/ANTeNNA).
N E N I T A L A C O A X I A L O P T I C A L If you want to add a VCR to this connection, consult the manual that came with your satellite receiver.
7. Connecting a VCR (not shown) If you want to connect a VCR to the satellite receiver and the TV, connect the RF Coaxial cable in step 4 to the VCR’s Cable/Antenna Input jack. Connect another RF Coaxial cable to the VCR’s OUT TO TV jack, and to the TV’s CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT jack.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Consult the manual that came with your receiver to connect it properly. 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).
7. Place the wand in front of the remote sensor, approximately one inch away from the remote sensor. Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Satellite receiver SENSOR Attach to the VCR If you don’t have a cable box, just leave the extra cord unattached. a b l e B o x...
Turn on the TV and Digital Media Recorder 1. 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).
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup 2) Connection List Completing this information lets the Digital Media Recorder know what program signals are being sent to it. Choose the component that is connected to each of the jacks on the Recorder. Cable-Antenna (RF ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT jack connection): Press the right arrow button to choose what you connected to the RF ANTENNA IN jack on the back of your Digital Media Recorder.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup 7) Time and Date You must set up the clock accurately in order for Timer Recordings to work. Use the number buttons on the remote to enter Year, Date, and Time. To change the AM/PM setting when you’re entering the Time, press the right arrow button.
Note: the GUIDE Plus+ system doesn’t list satellite programming. *The Universal Remote Control packed with the Digital Media Recorder operates most RCA, GE, Proscan, and Scenium TVs. It is also capable of being programmed to operate many other brands and models. Go to page 19 for...
RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs If your brand of TV is RCA, GE, or Proscan, the remote control packed with your Digital Media Recorder will most likely access the TV’s Video Input Channel— with the Digital Media Recorder turned on, press the TV button, and then press INPUT until you see the Digital Media Recorder’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 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.
You can use this remote to operate the Digital Media Recorder, and to access the features available. The remote is also designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components (TVs, VCRs, and satellite receivers). If you have another brand, you can program the remote control to operate those components (go to page 19 for instructions).
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.
Using the Recorder’s Features • Watching TV • Pausing TV • Recording • Playing content you’ve recorded • The GUIDE Plus+ System • Playback • GUIDE Plus+ System Extra Info The following list is provided to give you an idea of what you can do with the Digital Media Recorder, and when. What you can do Pause Live TV Play discs (audio CDs;...
Chapter 3: Using the Recorder’s Features Watching TV Turn on the Digital Media Recorder to Watch TV In order to use the Digital Media Recorder’s features such as pausing live TV, the GUIDE Plus+ system’s on-screen programming guide, and recording, you must watch TV with the Digital Media Recorder turned on and the TV tuned to the correct Video Input Channel.
Watching one channel while you record another channel to the Digital Media Recorder If you want to watch another channel while you’re recording, you need to make sure you’ve connected a 2 Way Splitter (go to page 4 for details), and do the following: 1.
Chapter 3: Using the Recorder’s Features From the list of songs or pictures, press the right arrow button on the remote to highlight the Standard Play box. Press up and down arrow buttons until Rename appears and press OK. Copying music or pictures to the Digital Media Recorder 1.
Playback: Watch and/or listen to content that’s stored on the Recorder’s hard disk drive Once you’ve recorded programs to your Digital Media Recorder, they will be saved on the Digital Media Recorder’s hard disk drive. Playing programs you’ve recorded To play back shows you’ve recorded, do the following: 1.
Saving Program, Music, and/or Pictures from the Digital Media Recorder to a VCR If your hard disk drive is full, you can always connect it to your VCR’s Input Jacks and copy the content onto a videocassette. For instructions, go to page 60.
Listings Guide The Listings Guide appears each time you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system. It displays the current programming for each channel. The current program is displayed in the video window. • Press the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to browse channel listings one at a time and the channel up and down buttons to browse channel listings a page at a time.
Chapter 3: Using the Recorder’s Features Menu bar Action buttons 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 time, press the channel up and/or down buttons.
Playing Discs • Regional Coding • Using Different Menus • Loading and Playing a Disc • Search Options • Playback Options • Using the On-screen Info Display • Playing MP3 discs • Viewing JPEG files 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 4: Playing Discs • DVD Video discs – contain picture and sound (DVD-R, DVD- RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, and DVD ROM are compatible with this player) • CDs (CD-R, CD-RW, CD ROM) – Audio CDs contain musical or sound content only. MP3 discs are CDs that contain MP3 files.
ON • OFF AUDIO SAT • CABLE MUTE ANGLE CH + ZOOM CH - ZOOM GO BACK button GUIDE INFO MENU CLEAR AGAIN ADVANCE REVERSE PLAY FORWARD RECORD STOP PAUSE AGAIN button OPEN INPUT ANTENNA LIVE REVERSE button Search Options Picture Scan To search a disc, use the FORWARD or REVERSE button.
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.
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.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs (DVDs) 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 chapter that is playing •...
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.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs (Audio CDs) 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.
Playing mp3 Discs MP3 (MPEG-3, which stands for Motion Picture Experts Group-Layer 3, meaning the third layer of information) is a format used to compress digital audio. Since the audio is compressed, it takes up less space. Note: You can only play true MP3 files in the Digital Media Recorder — some products use software to compress MP3 files and convert them to other formats such as MPX.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs (JPEG files) Viewing JPEG files The Digital Media Recorder can play discs with JPEG files on them. 1. After you put the disc in the Digital Media Recorder, choose Disc from the main menu. 2. Since Start is highlighted, press the OK button on the remote. 3.
The Menu System • Overview of the Digital Media Recorder’s Menu System • Channels Menu • Disc Menu • Video Menu • Music Menu • Pictures Menu • Recordings Menu • Setup Menu • Using the Parental Control Feature 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 5: The Menu System Overview of the Digital Media 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 or a program that you recorded to the hard disk drive, press the MENU button.
Chapter 5: The Menu System Channels Shows the current channel or input. To watch TV, press OK when the Channels menu is highlighted (the channel banner appears to show you channel, audio selection, and the current mode, such as Live, Delayed, Pause, etc.). Disc Menu You can only access the disc menu when you’ve inserted a compatible disc into the Digital Media Recorder.
The Guide Recording menu can’t set up recordings from a satellite program provider. Recording Quality: Similar to quality settings on a VCR, you tell the Digital Media Recorder what quality you want to use for the recording — the better the quality, the more memory (space) the recording will use on the Digital Media Recorder’s...
TruSurround is a trademark of SRS Labs, Inc. TruSurround technology is incorporated under license agreement from SRS Labs, Inc. Chapter 5: The Menu System 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.
Chapter 5: The Menu System Installation: The submenus contained in the Installation menu pertain to the way you’ve connected the Digital Media Recorder to other components such as your TV, satellite receiver, and or cable box. If you move, or change any of the information you gave the Digital Media Recorder when you set it up initially, you need to change the information in these menus.
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 Digital Media Recorder. The padlock icon on the Lock menu indicates whether the player is locked or unlocked. Locked: You need to enter the password in order to play discs that have a higher rating than what you’ve allowed.
Chapter 5: The Menu System Rating Limits The Rating Limits menu lets you determine what types of discs can be played in the player, and what types of discs will require a password to override the rating limit that you’ve set. In the U.S., the ratings feature is based on the ratings set up by the MPAA (Motion Pictures Association of America) such as R, PG, G, etc.
Accessory Information • Saving Digital Media Recorder Content to a VCR 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.
Chapter 6: Additional Information Troubleshooting ENERAL ROBLEMS Player won’t work (locks up) •Try unplugging the AC power cord and plugging it back in. • Reset the Digital Media Recorder: on the front of the unit, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button while you press and hold STOP and OPEN/CLOSE buttons —...
Cannot copy discs to videotape • You can’t record DVD discs onto videocassettes because the discs are encoded with anti-copy protection. You may see a distorted picture on your VCR if you attempt to copy a protected disc. Chapter 6: Additional Information...
The buttons on the front of the unit are described on page 55. 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.
Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this Digital Media 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. •...
Chapter 6: Additional Information Back of the Digital Media Recorder The back of your recorder might look a little overwhelming at first. This section explains what goes where and why. There are two sets of jacks on the back of your Digital Media Recorder — INPUT jacks and OUTPUT jacks. Each jack is explained individually below, but the basic idea is about sending and receiving information to be played on or through your recorder and displaying that information on your TV screen.
COAXIAL - connect a digital coaxial cable 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 Digital Media Recorder to a TV that uses progressive scanning to display the image via the Y, Pb, Pr jacks, turn the switch to the “on”...
This section describes the jacks and cables you can use to make connections (only audio/video cables are packed with your Digital Media 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).
• Pay any Authorized RCA Service Center the labor charges to repair your Digital Video Recorder. • Pay any Authorized RCA Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your Digital Video Recorder.
• This warranty does not apply. See your dealer for warranty information. Note: RCA and/or Thomson multimedia are not responsible for loss of contents saved to the unit’s hard disk drive, or any damages attached to the loss of contents stored to the hard disk drive.
6 feet (part number DV6); price $19.95 accessory items. 1-800-338-0376 You can buy some accessories on-line at www.rca.com Optical Plug to Mini Plug 3 feet (part number DV3M); price $15.95 6 feet (part number DV6M); price $19.95 Chapter 6: Additional Information reset Surge Protector (part number SCTV 160), price $49.95...
R (red) jacks, to the VCR’s Input Jacks (sometimes labeled VIDEO and AUDIO L and R). 2. Connect the VCR to the TV. Connect an RF coaxial cable to the OUT TO TV jack on the VCR and to the IN FROM CABLE/ANTENNA jack on the TV.