Download Print this page

Sony 3-293-880-11(1) Operating Instructions Manual

Sony dvd recorder operating instructions.
Hide thumbs

Advertisement

DVD Recorder

Operating Instructions
To find out useful hints, tips and information about Sony products and
services please visit: www.sony-europe.com/myproduct
RDR-HX680/HX780/HX980
© 2008 Sony Corporation
3-293-880-11(1)

Advertisement

   Related Manuals for Sony 3-293-880-11(1)

   Summary of Contents for Sony 3-293-880-11(1)

  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DVD Recorder Operating Instructions To find out useful hints, tips and information about Sony products and services please visit: www.sony-europe.com/myproduct RDR-HX680/HX780/HX980 © 2008 Sony Corporation 3-293-880-11(1)

  • Page 2: Warning

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Precautions • This unit operates on 220 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Check that the unit’s operating voltage is...

  • Page 3: Precautions

    Civic Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product. The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety...

  • Page 4

    On recording Make trial recordings before making the actual recording. On compensation for lost recordings Sony is not liable and will not compensate for any lost recordings or relevant losses, including when recordings are not made due to reasons including recorder failure, or...

  • Page 5

    About this manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for 3 models: RDR-HX680, RDR-HX780, and RDR-HX980. Check your model name by looking at the front panel of the recorder. • In this manual, the internal hard disk drive is written as “HDD,”...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Controlling TVs with the remote ......22 If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder.

  • Page 7

    Recording ........43 Timer Recording .

  • Page 8

    HDD Camcorder Dubbing ......70 Before HDD Camcorder Dubbing ....... . 70 Preparing for HDD camcorder dubbing.

  • Page 9

    Settings and Adjustments ......96 Adjusting Picture Quality ........96 Using the Setup Menus .

  • Page 10: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages in parentheses. Remote A HDD (31) Records to or plays titles on HDD. DVD (31) Records to or plays titles on DVD. B [/1 (on/standby) (24) Turns the recorder on or off. C Z (open/close) (31) Opens or closes the disc tray.

  • Page 11

    O TV PAUSE (55) P z REC (31) x REC STOP (31) HDD/DVD DUB (66) Starts dubbing the current playing title or cancels the dubbing. REC MODE (31) Selects the recording mode. Q TV [/1 (on/standby) (22) TV t (input select) (22) (volume) +/–...

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) (24) Turns the recorder on or off. (remote sensor) (22) C Disc tray (31) D Front panel display (13) E Z (open/close) (31) Opens or closes the disc tray. F N (play) (49, 90) button has a tactile dot G x (stop) (49, 80, 90) H z REC (31) I HDD (31)

  • Page 13

    Front panel display A SYNCHRO REC indicator (47) Lights up when the recorder is set to stand by for Synchro-Recording. B Displays the following: • Playing time • Current title/chapter/track/index number • Recording time/recording mode • Clock • Programme position •...

  • Page 14

    Rear panel A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (16) B LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks (17, 20) C LINE 1/DECODER jack (26) D HDMI OUT (high-definition multimedia interface out) jack (17, 20) E DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (20) F AC IN terminal (21) G LINE 3 –...

  • Page 15: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings Hooking Up the Recorder Follow steps 1 through 6 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead” on page 21. Notes •...

  • Page 16: Step 1: Connecting The Aerial Cable

    Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV, and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the recorder. Connect AERIAL OUT of the recorder to the aerial input of your TV using the supplied aerial cable. to aerial input DVD recorder...

  • Page 17: Step 2: Connecting The Video Cords/hdmi Cord

    SCART cord (not supplied) to T LINE 3 – TV to LINE 2 OUT to HDMI OUT (S VIDEO) S-video cord (not supplied) TV, projector, or audio component DVD recorder HDMI cord (not supplied) TV, projector, or audio component ,continued...

  • Page 18

    Use a certified HDMI cord (not supplied) to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the HDMI OUT jack. When connecting a Sony TV that is compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function, see page 19. To see the signals from the connected set top...

  • Page 19: About The Smartlink Features (for Scart Connections Only)

    Corporation. About the “Control for HDMI” functions for ‘BRAVIA’ Sync (for HDMI connections only) By connecting Sony components that are compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function with an HDMI cord (not supplied), operation is simplified as below: • One-Touch Play (page 50) •...

  • Page 20: Step 3: Connecting The Audio Cords/hdmi Cord

    HDMI cord (not supplied) to HDMI OUT Audio/video cord (not supplied) If you connect a Sony audio component that is compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the audio component. [Speakers] Rear (R)

  • Page 21: Step 4: Connecting The Mains Lead

    B Audio L/R (left/right) input jacks This connection will use your TV’s or audio component’s two speakers for sound. z Hint For correct speaker location, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the connected components. Notes • Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same time.

  • Page 22: Step 5: Preparing The Remote

    Notes • If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD recorder or player, change the command mode number for this recorder (page 23). • Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage and corrosion.

  • Page 23: Recorder

    Sony DVD recorder If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command mode number for this recorder and the supplied remote to one that differs from the other Sony DVD recorder or player after you have completed “Step 6: Easy...

  • Page 24: Step 6: Easy Setup

    Step 6: Easy Setup Make the basic adjustments by following the on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.” Be careful not to disconnect the cables or exit the “Easy Setup” function during this procedure. O RETURN Turn on the recorder and your TV. Then switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the recorder appears on your TV screen.

  • Page 25

    Progressive When you connect a progressive format TV to this recorder using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks, select “Compatible.” HDD caution messages Read the HDD caution messages, and press ENTER. Select “Finish Setup” using M/m, and press ENTER. “Easy Setup” is completed. To return to the previous step Press O RETURN.

  • Page 26: Connecting A Vcr Or Similar Device

    • If you pass the recorder signals through a VCR, you may not receive a clear image on your TV screen. DVD recorder Be sure to connect your VCR to the DVD recorder and to your TV in the order shown below. To watch video tapes, watch the tapes through a second line input on your TV.

  • Page 27: Connecting To The Line 2 In Jacks On The Front Panel

    This may cause noise (feedback). • Do not connect more than one type of video cord between the recorder and your TV at the same time. VCR, etc. OUTPUT VIDEO AUDIO Audio/video cord (not supplied) DVD recorder...

  • Page 28: Connecting To A Satellite Or Digital Tuner

    • Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners. For details, refer to the tuner’s operating instructions. • If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead, you will not be able to view the signals from the connected tuner. to SCART input DVD recorder...

  • Page 29: Connecting An External Decoder

    AERIAL IN Aerial cable (supplied) to T LINE 3 – TV to AERIAL OUT External decoder (PAY-TV/ Canal Plus analogue decoder) to SCART input SCART cord (not supplied) to i LINE 1/DECODER SCART cord (not supplied) DVD recorder ,continued...

  • Page 30: Setting External Decoder (pay-tv/canal Plus Analogue Decoder) Programme Positions

    Setting external decoder (PAY- TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder) programme positions To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue programmes, set your recorder to receive the programme positions using the on-screen display. In order to set the programme positions correctly, be sure to follow all of the steps below.

  • Page 31: Seven Basic Operations - Getting To Know Your Dvd Recorder

    Seven Basic Operations — Getting to Know Your DVD Recorder 1. Inserting a Disc - RW - RW Video Video DATA CD Z (open/ close) Press DVD. Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on the disc tray. Recording/playing side facing down Press Z (open/close) to close the disc tray.

  • Page 32

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode. Each time you press the button, the display on the TV screen changes as follows: * Available when “Manual Rec. Mode” is set to “On (go to setup)” in the “Recording” setup (page 110).

  • Page 33: Checking The Disc Status While Recording

    Checking the disc status while recording You can check the recording information such as recording time or disc type. Press DISPLAY during recording. The recording information appears. A Recording mode B Recording time C Disc type/format D Recording status To turn off the display Press DISPLAY repeatedly.

  • Page 34

    A Disc type: Displays the media type, HDD or DVD. B Total number of titles C Sub-menu: Press , to display the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays options applicable only to the selected item. The displayed options differ depending upon the model, situation, and disc type. D Scroll bar: Appears when all of the titles do not fit on the list.

  • Page 35

    To search for a title by genre (HDD only) Press < while the Title List is displayed. Select “Genre” using M/m, and press ENTER. Select a genre using M/m, and press ENTER. To change a title thumbnail picture (Thumbnail) After recording, the first scene of the recording (the title) is automatically set as the thumbnail picture.

  • Page 36: Displaying The Playing Time And Play Information

    Displaying the playing time and play information - RW Video DATA DVD DATA CD You can check the playing time of the current title, chapter, track, or disc. Also, you can check the disc name recorded on the DVD/CD. Press DISPLAY repeatedly. The displays differ depending on the disc type or playing status.

  • Page 37: Changing The Name Of A Recorded Programme

    4. Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme - RW - RW Video Video You can label a DVD, title, or programme by entering characters. You can enter up to 64 characters for a title recorded in the HDD/ DVD-RW/DVD-R (VR mode), 40 characters for a title recorded in the DVD+RW/DVD-RW (Video mode)/ DVD+R/DVD-R (Video mode), but the...

  • Page 38: Labelling And Protecting A Disc

    5. Labelling and Protecting a Disc You can execute options effective for the entire disc in the “Disc Setup” setup. SYSTEM MENU Labelling a disc - RW - RW Video Video Insert a disc. See “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 31. Press SYSTEM MENU.

  • Page 39: Playing The Disc On Other Dvd Equipment (finalise)

    Select “Basic,” and press ENTER. Select “Protect Disc,” and press ENTER. Select “On,” and press ENTER. Press SYSTEM MENU to exit. To cancel the protection Select “Off” in step 6. z Hint You can set protection for individual titles (page 59). 6.

  • Page 40

    Finalising is necessary. The disc can be played only on equipment that supports DVD-R in VR mode. You can edit or record on the disc even after finalising (except DVD- R DL in VR mode). Finalising is necessary when playing on any equipment other than this recorder.

  • Page 41: Unfinalising A Disc

    Unfinalising a disc - RW - RW Video For DVD-RWs (Video mode) DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been finalised to prohibit additional recording or editing can be unfinalised to allow further recording or editing. For DVD-RWs (VR mode) If you cannot record or edit on a DVD-RW (VR mode) that has been finalised with other DVD equipment, unfinalise the disc.

  • Page 42: Reformatting A Disc

    7. Reformatting a Disc - RW - RW Video New discs are automatically formatted when inserted. If necessary, you can manually re- format a DVD+RW, DVD-RW, or DVD-R disc to make a blank disc. For DVD-RWs or DVD-Rs, you can select a recording format (VR mode or Video mode) according to your needs.

  • Page 43: Recording

    Recording Timer Recording - RW - RW Video Video You can set the timer for a total of 32 programmes (8 programmes when using the VPS/PDC function), up to 30 days in advance. Set the date, time, and programme position of the programme manually.

  • Page 44

    Select “OK,” and press ENTER. The “Timer List” display appears (page 46). The timer recording indicator lights up on the front panel display and the recorder is ready to start recording. Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the recorder before the timer recording starts.

  • Page 45: Using The Quick Timer Function

    Using the Quick Timer function You can set the recorder to record in 30- minute increments. Press z REC repeatedly to set the duration. Each press advances the time in 30-minute increments. The maximum duration is six hours. (normal recording) The time counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording (the power turns off).

  • Page 46: Checking/changing/cancelling Timer Settings (timer List)

    Checking/Changing/ Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) - RW Video You can check, change, or cancel timer settings using the Timer List. Press TIMER. The “Timer List” display appears. When all of the timer settings are not visible on the display, press M/m to view the hidden timer settings.

  • Page 47: Recording From Connected Equipment

    Recording from Connected Equipment Recording from connected equipment with a timer (Synchro Rec.) You can set the recorder to automatically record programmes from connected equipment that has a timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect the equipment to the LINE 1/DECODER jack of the recorder (page 28).

  • Page 48: Recording From Connected Equipment Without A Timer

    Recording from connected equipment without a timer - RW Video You can record from a connected VCR or similar device. To connect a VCR or similar device, see “Connecting a VCR or Similar Device” on page 26. Press HDD or DVD. If you select DVD, insert a recordable DVD (see “1.

  • Page 49: Playback

    Playback Playing - RW - RW Video Video DATA DVD DATA CD AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE Press HDD or DVD. • If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 31). • If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, DATA DVD or DATA CD, press H.

  • Page 50

    To play DivX video files or audio tracks in a disc containing both file types Press < while the Title List (DVD/CD) is displayed. Select “Data Format” using M/m, and press ENTER. Select “CD,” “MP3” or “DivX” using M/m, and press ENTER. Return to the Title List, then select an album, title or track, and press ENTER To stop playback...

  • Page 51: Playback Options

    Playback options To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 49. Buttons ANGLE AUDIO - RW DATA DVD DATA CD SUBTITLE DVD DATA DVD DATA CD * DivX video file only (instant replay/ instant advance) - RW - RW Video...

  • Page 52

    Buttons (fast reverse/fast forward) (slow, freeze frame) - RW - RW Video Video *1*2 *1*2 DATA DVD DATA CD Playback direction only DivX video file only X (pause) Notes • Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles recorded on this recorder. •...

  • Page 53: Playing A Specific Portion Repeatedly (a-b Repeat)

    Playing a specific portion repeatedly (A-B Repeat) Press PLAY MODE during playback. For audio tracks on a CD, press , while the Title List is displayed, and select “Play Mode.” The “Play Mode” menu appears. Select “A-B Repeat,” and press ENTER.

  • Page 54: Creating Your Own Programme (programme)

    Creating your own programme (Programme) - RW Video Video DATA DVD DATA CD finalised disc only MP3 audio tracks only You can play the contents of the HDD or a disc in the order you want by arranging the order of the titles/chapters/albums/tracks on the HDD or disc to create your own programme.

  • Page 55: Advanced Playback Functions

    Advanced Playback Functions Pausing a TV broadcast (TV Pause/Pause Live TV) You can pause a current TV broadcast, and record it on the HDD, then continue watching the programme at a later time. This is useful when you receive an unexpected phone call or visitor while watching TV.

  • Page 56: Playing A Previous Recording While Making Another (simultaneous Rec And Play)

    Playing a previous recording while making another (Simultaneous Rec and Play) - RW Video DATA CD “Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to view a previously recorded programme while recording programmes. Playback continues even if a timer recording starts. Use this function as follows: •...

  • Page 57

    Press ENTER. Playback starts from the selected number. z Hint You can search for a title/track/chapter by entering the title/track/chapter number using the number buttons during playback.

  • Page 58: Erasing And Editing

    Erasing and Editing Before Editing This recorder offers various edit options for various disc types. Notes • You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc or a timer recording starts while editing. • DVD discs created by DVD camcorders cannot be edited on this recorder.

  • Page 59: Erasing And Editing A Title

    Erasing and Editing a Title - RW - RW Video Video This section explains the basic edit functions. Note that editing is irreversible. To edit DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) without changing the original recordings, create a Playlist title (page 63). Press TITLE LIST. For DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs in VR mode, switch the Title List (Original or Playlist), if necessary.

  • Page 60: Erasing A Section Of A Title (a-b Erase)

    z Hint You can exit “Multi-Mode” by pressing , and selecting “Single-Mode” while selecting titles. Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) - RW You can select a section (scene) in a title and erase it. Note that erasing scenes in a title cannot be undone.

  • Page 61: Erasing And Editing A Chapter

    Press ENTER. For the HDD, the display asks for confirmation. Select “Yes,” and press ENTER (HDD only). The title is divided into two. Erasing and Editing a Chapter - RW You can edit individual chapters within a title. To edit DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode) without changing the original recordings, create a Playlist (page 63).

  • Page 62: Dividing A Chapter (divide)

    Dividing a chapter (Divide) After step 4 of “Erasing and Editing a Chapter,” select “Divide.” Select a chapter using </,. Select the dividing point using m/ M or H, and press X. • To return to the beginning of the chapter, press X and then press ..

  • Page 63: Creating And Editing A Playlist

    Creating and Editing a Playlist - RW Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without changing the actual recordings. You can create up to 99 Playlist titles. Note Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the “Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be dubbed or moved (page 131).

  • Page 64: Moving A Chapter (move)

    Moving a chapter (Move) Press TITLE LIST, and switch to the Playlist. For details on switching to the Playlist, see page 58. Select a Playlist title containing the chapter you want to edit, and press The sub-menu appears. Select “Edit,” and press ENTER. Select “Chapter Edit,”...

  • Page 65: Dubbing (hdd Y Dvd)

    Dubbing (HDD y DVD) Before Dubbing In this section, “dubbing” refers to “copying a recorded title on the internal hard disk drive (HDD) to another disc, or vice versa.” You can dub a playing title using the HDD/ DVD DUB button (see “HDD/DVD Dubbing”...

  • Page 66: Hdd/dvd Dubbing

    HDD/DVD Dubbing - RW Video You can dub a single title by pressing the HDD/DVD DUB button during playback. You can also dub from finalised DVD-RWs/ DVD-Rs (Video mode) to the HDD. Start playback of a title. For playing a title, see “Playing” on page 49.

  • Page 67

    C Dubbing step number Display 1: Select a title you want to dub (the “Select Titles” display). Display 2: Edit a title (the “Title Edit” display). Display 3: Confirm the settings and start dubbing (the “Start Dubbing” display). D Total size of the selected titles and available space on the disc to be dubbed (approximate) E Selected title’s thumbnail picture...

  • Page 68

    To edit titles on the Dubbing List Follow steps 1 to 7 of “Dubbing Using Dubbing List” on page 66. The “Title Edit” display appears. Select a title you want to edit, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. Select an option, and press ENTER. The options differ depending on the dubbing direction or disc type.

  • Page 69: Making A Backup Disc (dvd Backup)

    Making a Backup Disc (DVD Backup) - RW Video Video You can dub all of the contents on a finalised DVD+RW/DVD+R or finalised DVD-RW/ DVD-R (Video mode) to another recordable DVD+RW/DVD-RW or unused DVD+R/ DVD-R via the HDD as a backup copy. Note Backup discs of unfinalised discs cannot be made.

  • Page 70: Hdd Camcorder Dubbing

    HDD Camcorder Dubbing Before HDD Camcorder Dubbing You can dub the contents of a Sony HDD camcorder to the hard disk drive of the recorder via the USB jack on the front panel. Methods to dub from the HDD camcorder include: •...

  • Page 71: Preparing For Hdd Camcorder Dubbing

    47. • The recorder can recognise and store the shooting date and time information of up to 10 HDD camcorders. If you connect 11 or more HDD camcorders, one-touch dubbing and “Incremental Dubbing” cannot be made properly. DVD recorder...

  • Page 72: One-touch Dubbing From Hdd Camcorder (one-touch Dub)

    One-Touch Dubbing from HDD Camcorder (ONE- TOUCH DUB) You can dub contents of your HDD camcorder onto the HDD of the recorder with a single press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on the recorder. When dubbing from the HDD camcorder for the first time, all of the contents are dubbed to the recorder.

  • Page 73

    Select “Yes,” and press ENTER. The recorder starts dubbing the contents on the HDD camcorder to the HDD Title List of the recorder. The recorder turns off automatically if you do not use the recorder for more than 20 minutes after the dubbing has finished.

  • Page 74: Dv Camcorder Dubbing

    DVD equipment, finalise the disc (page 39). • Set the recorder and DV camcorder to the same colour system (page 101). Hookups to DV IN i.LINK cable (not supplied) DV output : Signal flow DVD recorder DV camcorder...

  • Page 75

    Press HDD or DVD to select the recording destination. If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 31). Insert the source DV/Digital8 format tape into your DV camcorder. For the recorder to record or edit, your DV camcorder must be set to video playback mode.

  • Page 76: Dubbing An Entire Dv Format Tape (dv One-touch Dubbing)

    Dubbing an Entire DV Format Tape (DV One- Touch Dubbing) - RW Video You can record the entire contents of a DV/ Digital8 format tape onto a disc with a single press of the ONE-TOUCH DUB button on the recorder. The recorder controls the DV camcorder for the whole process, and completes the recording.

  • Page 77: Playing From A Dv Camcorder

    z Hint You can turn off the dubbing menu by pressing the DISPLAY button during dubbing. Press the DISPLAY button again to display the dubbing menu. Note You cannot set a scene to be shorter than one second. Playing from a DV Camcorder Connect your DV camcorder to the DV IN jack on the front panel.

  • Page 78: Music Jukebox

    The System Menu appears. Select “Music Jukebox,” and press ENTER. Select “Listen to Music from USB Device,” and press ENTER. The “Music Jukebox (USB)” appears. Select an album to copy using M/m, and press ,. The sub-menu appears. DVD recorder...

  • Page 79: Copying Audio Tracks (disc T Hdd)

    Select “Edit” using M/m, and press ENTER. Select an item using M/m, and press ENTER. To copy all albums, select “Copy all to HDD.” To copy the selected albums, select “Copy to HDD.” The display asks for confirmation. Select “Yes” using </,, and press ENTER.

  • Page 80: Playing Audio Tracks Using Jukebox/usb Device

    Playing Audio Tracks Using Jukebox/USB Device Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “Music Jukebox,” and press ENTER. Select “Listen to Music / Edit” or “Listen to Music from USB Device,” and press ENTER. To listen to the audio tracks on the HDD, select “Listen to Music / Edit.”...

  • Page 81: Adding Audio Tracks To A Playlist (hdd Only)

    Adding audio tracks to a Playlist (HDD only) You can add audio tracks on the HDD to the Playlist. You can add up to 25 audio tracks to each Playlist. After step 2 of “Playing Audio Tracks Using Jukebox/USB Device,” select “Listen to Music / Edit,”...

  • Page 82: Creating Your Own Programme (programme) (usb Device Only)

    Creating your own programme (Programme) (USB device only) You can play the contents of the connected USB device in the order you want by arranging the order of the tracks on the connected USB device to create your own programme. You can make a programme of up to 24 tracks.

  • Page 83: Managing Audio Tracks On The Music Jukebox (hdd Only)

    Managing Audio Tracks on the Music Jukebox (HDD only) You can erase or label artists/albums/tracks on the HDD. Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “Music Jukebox,” and press ENTER. Select “Listen to Music / Edit,” and press ENTER. The “Music Jukebox (HDD)”...

  • Page 84: Photo Album

    Copying JPEG image files to the HDD (DISC/USB t HDD) Insert a disc that you are going to copy to the HDD or connect the USB device to the USB jack on the recorder. Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. DVD recorder...

  • Page 85: Copying All Jpeg Image Files From The Connected Usb Device (usb T Dvd-rw/dvd-r)

    Select “Photo Album,” and press ENTER. The “Photo Album” menu appears. Select the item, and press ENTER. To copy from DATA CDs/DATA DVDs (DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs), select “View Photos on a DVD/CD.” To copy from the connected USB device, select “View Photos on a USB Device.”...

  • Page 86: Copying Jpeg Image Files Or Albums On The Hdd (hdd Y Hdd)

    Copying JPEG image files or albums on the HDD (HDD y HDD) Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “Photo Album,” and press ENTER. The “Photo Album” menu appears. Select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD,” and press ENTER. The “Photo Album” list appears. Select an album using M/m.

  • Page 87: Copying Jpeg Image Files To A Disc (hdd T Dvd-rw/dvd-r)

    Select an album, and press ENTER. A check mark appears in the check box by the selected item. • To clear the check mark, press ENTER again. • To clear all check marks, press , to select “Single-Mode” from the sub- menu.

  • Page 88: Using The "photo Album" List

    Select “Yes,” and press ENTER. The selected JPEG image files are copied in the “PICTURE” folder on the disc. The JPEG image file names are automatically labelled as “PHOT****.” If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment, finalise the disc (page 39).

  • Page 89

    12-Photo List (Example: HDD) 4-Photo List 1-Photo List A Album name B Album size C Sub-menu: Press , to display the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays options applicable only to the selected item. The displayed options differ depending upon the model, situation, and disc type. For details about the sub-menu options, see “Managing JPEG Image Files on the HDD”...

  • Page 90: Playing A Slideshow

    To switch between the album list and JPEG image file list Press < while the “Photo Album” list is displayed. Select “Display Mode” using M/m, and press ENTER. Select “File” or “Album” using M/m, and press ENTER. z Hints • You can switch the thumbnail picture on the album list among the JPEG image files in the selected album by pressing m/M.

  • Page 91: Creating A Slideshow With Your Favourite Music And Graphic Effects (x-pict Story) (hdd Only)

    To play a slideshow with the sound (HDD only) You can enjoy a slideshow while listening to the sound stored in the HDD. First prepare Music Playlists by adding audio tracks using Jukebox (see “Adding audio tracks to a Playlist (HDD only)” on page 81). Select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD”...

  • Page 92

    Select a graphic effect and a Music Playlist using </M/m/,, and press ENTER. • “Theme”: Select a theme. The recorder adds graphic effects according to the theme you set from the following: “Happy moments (1)”: with simple graphic effects “Happy moments (2)”: with simple graphic effects rapidly changing “Nostalgic memories”: in monochrome...

  • Page 93: Managing Jpeg Image Files On The Hdd

    Managing JPEG Image Files on the HDD Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “Photo Album,” and press ENTER. The “Photo Album” menu appears. Select “View/Edit Photos on the HDD,” and press ENTER. The “Photo Album (HDD)” list appears. Select an album or JPEG image file, and press ,.

  • Page 94: Printing Jpeg Image Files

    USB device, select “View Photos on a USB Device.” The “Photo Album” list appears. Select an album, and press ENTER. DVD recorder Select a file using M/m, and press The sub-menu appears. Select the item, and press ENTER. To print two or more files, select “Multi- Mode.”...

  • Page 95

    To cancel printing Press ENTER. To display the connected printer Select “Confirm Printer” of “USB” in the “Options 2” setup (page 117). To restart the connected USB device Select “Restart USB Device” of “USB” in the “Options 2” setup (page 117). z Hint Printing options, such as paper size or layout, differ depending on the printer.

  • Page 96: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Adjusting Picture Quality - RW Video DATA CD * DivX video file only You can adjust the picture quality from the connected equipment, such as a TV or VCR, and also the picture quality of broadcasts that the recorder can receive by selecting a preset setting.

  • Page 97

    Setting options for recording picture quality For details about each setting, see the explanation of the display. Prog. Adjusts the progressive video Motion signal when “Component Video Out” is set to “Progressive” (page 105) or when using the HDMI connection. Select “Motion”...

  • Page 98

    Reduces noise contained in (luminance the luminance element of the noise video signal. reduction) BNR (block Reduces “block noise” or noise mosaic-like patterns in the reduction) picture. Reduces the faint noise (mosquito appearing around the outlines noise of the images. The noise reduction) reduction effects are automatically adjusted within...

  • Page 99: Using The Setup Menus

    Using the Setup Menus You can change the settings of the recorder, such as picture quality settings, audio settings, etc. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select “Disc Setup” or “Initial Setup” using M/m, and press ENTER. Select the desired setup item using M/m, then press ENTER.

  • Page 100: Recorder Settings (basic)

    Optimise HDD As you record, erase and edit recordings repeatedly, the HDD file system gradually becomes fragmented. To ‘clean up’ all the fragmented files, optimise the HDD periodically. When the HDD needs optimising, a message recommending optimisation will appear automatically. To cancel optimisation, press ENTER.

  • Page 101: Input Line System

    Input Line System Selects the colour system when recording from the connected equipment. NTSC Records in NTSC or PAL-60 colour system. PAL/ Records in PAL or SECAM SECAM colour system. Notes • When picture noise appears after you change the “Input Line System”...

  • Page 102: Aerial Reception Settings (tuner)

    Aerial Reception Settings (Tuner) You can make tuner and programme position settings for the recorder. Auto Channel Setting Auto Scan If you connect a TV to this recorder not using SMARTLINK, you can preset programme positions automatically using “Auto Scan.” Select your country/region using </,, and press ENTER.

  • Page 103

    CH System Select the region to get the best broadcast reception. Select this when in France. Western Select this when in West Euro European countries. UK & IE Select this when in Great Britain/Ireland. Eastern Select this when in East Euro European countries.

  • Page 104: Channel Swapping

    Corre- Channel sponding channel number CC28 CC29 CC30 CC31 CC32 CC33 CC34 CC35 CC36 CC37 CC38 CC39 CC40 CC41 CC42 CC43 CC44 Turns on the Auto Fine Tuning function. Normally select this position. Allows you to adjust the picture manually. •...

  • Page 105: Video Settings (video In/out)

    Video Settings (Video In/ Out) You can adjust items related to the image, such as size and colour, according to the type of TV, tuner, or decoder connected to the recorder. Input Colour System Selects the colour system when picture noise appears after you change the “Input Line System”...

  • Page 106: Audio Input Settings (audio In)

    LINE 1 In Selects a method of inputting video signals for the LINE 1/DECODER jack. The picture will not be clear if this setting does not match the type of video input signal. Video Inputs video signals. S-Video Inputs S-video signals. Inputs RGB signals.

  • Page 107: Audio Output Settings (audio Out)

    Note When receiving audio input signals from the DV input jack, the recorder automatically selects “Stereo” or “Bilingual” regardless of the “External Audio” setting. Bilingual Recording Selects the sound to be recorded. Records the main sound for the bilingual programme. Records the sub sound for the bilingual programme.

  • Page 108

    Note When HDMI output is performed to equipment not compatible with DTS signals, the signals will not be output regardless of the “DTS Output” setting. 96 kHz PCM Output (DVD VIDEOs only) Selects the sampling frequency of the audio signal. 96 kHz ->...

  • Page 109: Language Settings (language)

    Language Settings (Language) You can make language settings. OSD Language Switches the display language on the screen. Audio Language (DVD VIDEO only) Switches the language of the sound track. Subtitle Language (DVD VIDEO only) Switches the language of the subtitles recorded on the disc.

  • Page 110: Recording Settings (recording)

    Recording Settings (Recording) You can adjust recording settings. Manual Rec. Mode You can select further options for recording mode (manual recording mode). The default setting is “Off” (standard recording mode). You can check the approximate recording times for the HDD and the different DVD types in each recording mode on page 129.

  • Page 111: Playback Settings (playback)

    Auto Chapter (DVD+R/+RW) (DVD+RW/DVD+R only) No chapter mark is Separation inserted. 10 minutes Inserts chapter marks at approximately 10-minute intervals. 15 minutes Inserts chapter marks at approximately 15-minute intervals. HDD Recording Format Selects the HDD recording format. Video Mode Records to the HDD in VR mode.

  • Page 112

    Pause Mode Selects the picture quality in pause mode. Field Outputs a stable, generally shake-free image. Frame Outputs a sharp image, but may be prone to shake. Auto Outputs a generally less sharp but more stable still image. Seamless Playback (HDD/DVD- RW/DVD-R in VR mode only) Playback is smooth, but with a trade-off against the...

  • Page 113: Hdmi Settings (hdmi Output)

    Press ENTER. The Parental Control setting is complete. To cancel the Parental Control setting for the disc, select “Off” in step 9. Change Password Select “Parental Control” in “Playback,” and press ENTER. Select “Change Password,” and press ENTER. Enter your four-digit password in the “Current Password”...

  • Page 114: Audio Output

    Notes • When picture noise appears after you change the “Screen Resolution” setting, hold down x (stop) on the recorder, and press Z (open/close) on the recorder. • When “Colour” is set to “YCbCr 4:2:2” in the “HDMI Output” setup, you cannot select “720 x 576i”...

  • Page 115: Other Settings (options)

    Turns off the lighting when the power is off. Command Mode Changes the Command Mode of the recorder to avoid interference with your other Sony DVD recorder or player. Select a Command Mode (“1,” “2,” or “3 (Default setting)”), and press ENTER. Note The default command mode setting for this recorder and the supplied remote is “3...

  • Page 116

    Set the Command Mode for the remote so it matches the Command Mode for the recorder you set above. Follow the steps below to set the Command Mode on the remote. 1 Hold down ENTER. 2 While holding down ENTER, enter the Command Mode code number using the number buttons.

  • Page 117: Other Settings (options 2)

    Other Settings (Options 2) You can make other operation settings. Restart USB Device Restarts the connected USB device if it does not respond to the recorder. If the connected USB device still does not work properly, try following: – Turn the connected USB device off and on again.

  • Page 118: Additional Information

    Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power does not turn on. , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.

  • Page 119

    , If the HDMI OUT jack is used for video output, changing the “Screen Resolution” setting in the “HDMI Output” setup may solve the problem (page 113). Connect the TV and the recorder using a video jack other than HDMI OUT, and switch the TV’s input to the connected video input so that you can see the on-screen displays.

  • Page 120

    , If the audio signal does not come through the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT jacks, check the “Audio Out” setup (page 107). , The recorder supports only MP3 audio, Dolby Digital and MPEG audio for DivX video files. Press AUDIO and select MP3 audio or MPEG audio.

  • Page 121

    , Another timer setting overlapped the timer setting (page 46). , There is no DVD inside the recorder. , There is not enough disc space for the recording. , The recorder was in the process of dubbing. Recording does not stop immediately after you press x REC STOP.

  • Page 122

    , Try changing the language using the DVD VIDEO’s menu. The subtitle language cannot be changed or turned off. , Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO. , The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing of the subtitles. , Try changing the subtitle using the DVD VIDEO’s menu.

  • Page 123: Remote Control

    Dubbing You dubbed a title, but the title did not appear in the HDD Title List. , The title contained a copy protection signal, so it was moved (page 131). High-speed dubbing is not possible. , The title cannot be dubbed at high speed (page 67).

  • Page 124: Resetting The Recorder

    Lock (page 12). The disc tray does not open and “TRAYLOCKED” appears in the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. “REPAIR” appears in the front panel display. , The recorder’s repair function is activated to repair the hard disk drive or disc.

  • Page 125: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Recordable and Playable Discs Type Disc Logo Hard disk drive mode (internal) Video mode DVD+RW DVD-RW mode Video mode DVD+R DVD+R DL DVD-R mode DVD-R Video mode Icon used Formatting in this (new discs) manual Select “Video Mode Off” in “HDD Recording Format”...

  • Page 126

    Usable disc versions (as of April 2008) • 8x-speed or slower DVD+RWs • 6x-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2 with CPRM • 16x-speed or slower DVD+Rs • 16x-speed or slower DVD-Rs (Ver.2.0, Ver.2.1 with CPRM • 8x-speed or slower DVD+R DL (Double Layer) discs •...

  • Page 127: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Type Disc Logo DVD VIDEO VIDEO CD DATA DVD — DATA CD — “DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks. DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license. ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivX, Inc.

  • Page 128: About Recording/dubbing Mode

    Region code (DVD VIDEO only) Your recorder has a region code printed on the rear of the unit and will only play DVD VIDEOs (playback only) labelled with identical region codes. This system is used to protect copyrights. DVD VIDEOs labelled on this recorder.

  • Page 129

    Recording time in each recording mode Bold lines indicate noticeable level differences in recording picture quality. Recording mode RDR- HX680 MN32 MN31 MN30 MN29 MN28 MN27 MN26 MN25 MN24 MN23 MN22 MN21 MN20 MN19 MN18 MN17 MN16 MN15 MN14 MN13 MN12 MN11 MN10...

  • Page 130

    Recording mode *3*4 *3*4 *3*4 Records in higher quality (15 Mbps). When recording to the HDD in HQ+ mode, recordings are made in “Video Mode Off” format regardless of the “HDD Recording Format” setting (page 111). HQ+ mode is not available for DVDs. When recording to DVDs, the recording mode automatically switches to HQ mode even if you set to HQ+ mode.

  • Page 131

    About “High-Speed” dubbing Required times (approximate) for “High- Speed” dubbing from HDD to DVD (for 60- minute programme) Speed 2.4x Rec. High- DVD+R mode speed (Double DVD+RW/ Layer) DVD-RW/ DVD+R/ DVD-R Approx. Approx. 10 min. 25 min. Approx. Approx. 6 min. 16 min.

  • Page 132: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 109. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Number, Language (Code) Country/Area Code For details, see page 112. Number, Area (Code) 0118, Argentina (ar) 0121, Australia (au) 0120, Austria (at) 0205, Belgium (be) 0218, Brazil (br) 0301, Canada (ca)

  • Page 133: Notes About This Recorder

    Notes About This Recorder On operation • If the recorder is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense on the lenses inside the recorder. Should this occur, the recorder may not operate properly.

  • Page 134: And I.link

    Notes on MP3 Audio Tracks, JPEG Image Files, DivX Video Files, and i.Link About MP3 audio tracks, JPEG image files, and DivX video files MP3 is an audio compression technology that satisfies certain ISO/MPEG regulations. JPEG is an image compression technology. You can play MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) format audio tracks on the HDD, DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or...

  • Page 135

    IEEE 1394 data transport bus proposed by SONY, and is a trademark approved by many corporations. IEEE 1394 is an international standard standardized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Page 136: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Channel coverage: PAL (B/G, D/K, I)/SECAM (L) VHF: E2 to E12, R1 to R12, F2 to F10, Italian A to H, Ireland A to J, South Africa 4 to 11, 13 UHF: E21 to E69, R21 to R69, B21 to B69, F21 to F69 CATV: S01 to S05, S1 to S20, France B to Q...

  • Page 137: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics “96 kHz PCM Output” “A-B Erase” 60 “A-B Repeat” 53 “Add to Play List” 81 Adjusting playback picture 96 recording picture 96 Aerial 16 “AFT” 104 “Album Name” 83 ANGLE 51 “Angle Indicator”...

  • Page 138

    Dolby Digital 20 “Download from TV” 24 DTS 20 Dubbing Dubbing List 66 HDD/DVD DUB 66 “High-Speed” 131 Move 131 DV camcorder 74 DV camcorder dubbing 74 “DV Manual Dubbing” 76 “DV One-Touch Dubbing” 76 “DV Playback” 77 DV IN 74 “DV Input”...

  • Page 139

    “Name” 104 “New Album” 93 NICAM 45 “NICAM Select” 106 “NTSC on PAL TV” 106 Number buttons 56 “On Screen Display” 115 ONE-TOUCH DUB 72 One-Touch Play 19 “Optimise HDD” 100 “Options” 115 “Options 2” 117 “Original” 34 “OSD Language” 109 Page mode 34 “Parental Control”...

  • Page 140

    “Sound System” 104 Sub sound 45 SUBTITLE 51 “Subtitle Display” 109 “Subtitle Language” 109 Super VIDEO CD 127 Synchro Rec 47 Sony Corporation Printed in Hungary Thumbnail picture 35 preview mode 35 “Time Search” 56 TIMER 43 Timer List 46 Timer recording check/change/cancel “Rec.

This manual also for:

Rdr-hx680, Rdr-hx980, Rdr-hx780

Comments to this Manuals

Symbols: 0
Latest comments: