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RDR-DC90/DC100/DC200/DC500
RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/DC505
© 2009 Sony Corporation
4-131-978-11(1)

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  • 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-DC90/DC100/DC200/DC500 RDR-DC105/DC205/DC305/DC505 © 2009 Sony Corporation 4-131-978-11(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

    If you have any questions or problems concerning your recorder, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. About this manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for 8 models: RDR-DC90, RDR-DC100,...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ..........2 Precautions .

  • Page 7

    Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”) Using the GUIDE Plus+ Display ....... . . 36 Listing up your favourite programme information (My TV) .

  • Page 8

    Erasing and Editing Before Editing ..........66 Erasing and Editing a Title .

  • Page 9

    Additional Information Troubleshooting ..........98 Resetting the Recorder .

  • Page 10: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages in parentheses. Remote A HDD (54) Switches to the HDD. DVD (54) Switches to the DVD. B [/1 (on/standby) (23) Turns the recorder on or off. C Z (open/close) (54) Opens or closes the disc tray.

  • Page 11

    U ./> (previous/next) (55) PAGE +/– (36, 46) Changes the programme list by page. (instant replay/instant advance) (55) CM (search/ slow/freeze frame) (55) DAY +/– (36, 46) Changes the programme list by day. N (play) (54) X (pause) (30, 55) x (stop) (54) The N button has a tactile dot*.

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) (23) Turns the recorder on or off. (remote sensor) (21) C Disc tray (54) D Front panel display (13) E Z (open/close) (54) Opens or closes the disc tray. F N (play) (54) button has a tactile dot G x (stop) (54) H Z (eject) (RDR-DC105/DC205/ DC305/DC505 only) (20)

  • Page 13

    Front panel display A Displays the following: • Playing/Recording time • Current title number • Clock • Programme position • UPDATE indication “UPDATE” appears when the recorder is updating information. B HDD Lights up when the HDD is selected. Lights up when the DVD is selected. C Timer indicator (50) Lights up when the timer for recording is set.

  • Page 14

    Rear panel A AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (16) B LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L/VIDEO) jacks (18) C LINE 1/DECODER jack (25) D HDMI OUT jack (17) E DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (18) F AC IN terminal (21) G LINE 3 – TV jack (17) H COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P ) jacks (18)

  • 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. •...

  • 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 Tv And Audio Component

    Use a certified HDMI cable to enjoy high quality digital picture and sound through the HDMI OUT jack. When connecting a Sony TV/audio component that is compatible with the “Control for HDMI” function, see page 20. To connect a TV...

  • Page 18: Connecting Other Cables

    Connecting other cables To connect to video jacks Connecting to video jacks will enable you to view pictures. A Component video output jacks (Y, P Blue Green You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high-quality images. If your TV accepts progressive 525p/625p format signals and if you do not use the HDMI connection, use this connection and set “Progressive”...

  • Page 19

    “Audio Out” setup (page 95). Otherwise, no sound or a loud noise will come from your speakers. * This DVD recorder incorporates High- Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI™) technology. HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.

  • Page 20: About The "control For Hdmi" Functions For Bravia Sync

    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 cable (not supplied), operation is simplified as below: • One-Touch Play (page 55) •...

  • Page 21: Step 4: Connecting The Mains Lead

    • If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD recorder or player, change the command mode number for this recorder (page 88). • Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage and corrosion.

  • Page 22: Controlling Tvs With The Remote

    TV [/1 button. Code numbers of controllable TVs If more than one code number is listed, try entering them one at a time until you find the one that works with your TV. Manufacturer Sony Grundig Hitachi LG/Goldstar Loewe Nokia...

  • Page 23: Changing Programme Positions Of The Recorder Using The Remote

    To operate the TV/DVD button (for SCART connections only) The TV/DVD button switches between TV mode and DVD mode. Press the TV/DVD button when in stop mode or no menu appears on the TV screen. Point your remote at the recorder when using this button. TV mode: switch to this when you use the TV’s tuner mainly.

  • Page 24

    “Cable”: Select this to receive digital cable television (DVB-C) (not available in some areas). For UK models When you select “Cable,” the GUIDE Plus+ system will not be available. The recorder skips the “EPG Type Select” and “Postal Code” settings. For other models When you select “Cable,”...

  • Page 25: 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 26: 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 cable between the recorder and your TV at the same time. VCR, etc. OUTPUT VIDEO AUDIO Audio/video cable (not supplied) DVD recorder...

  • Page 27: 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 cable (not supplied) to i LINE 1/DECODER SCART cable (not supplied) DVD recorder ,continued...

  • Page 28: 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 29: Basic Operations

    HDD-Cam/DV Displays the Dubbing List. “HDD-Cam Dubbing”: Allows you to dub the contents of a Sony HDD camcorder to the hard disk drive of the recorder via the USB jack on the front panel (page 75). “DV Dubbing”: Allows you to dub the...

  • Page 30: Recording A Tv Programme To The Hdd

    Recording a TV Programme to the HDD This section introduces the basic operation to record a current TV programme to the hard disk (HDD). For an explanation of how to make timer recordings, see page 38 or page 47. The recording destination is HDD only. z REC x REC STOP...

  • Page 31: 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 8 hours. (normal recording) The time counter decreases minute by minute to 0:00, then the recorder stops recording.

  • Page 32

    Press TITLE LIST. • Options applicable only to the selected media are displayed. • Only the options that are available during recording are displayed. Example: HDD A Media type: HDD or DVD B Preview of the selected title: Displays the selected title’s preview with information (title name, recording date and time, station name or programme number, recording mode,...

  • Page 33: Watching Tv Programmes

    Visual Search Select a title in the Title List, and press the yellow button “Go To” to select “Visual Search.” Chapters in the selected title are displayed in the “Visual Search” display. Select a chapter using </M/m/,, and press To turn off the Title List Press TITLE LIST.

  • Page 34: Displaying The Programme/playback Information

    To display the programme information (for digital broadcasting only) While watching TV, press INFO. The information display appears showing a description of the current programme on view. To switch the display between descriptions of the current and next programme, press </,.

  • Page 35

    Select a channel you want to add to the Favourites List using M/m, and press the green button (“Add”). The selected channel is added to the Favourites List. • To remove a channel from the Favourites List, press the red button (“Remove”) after step 1.

  • Page 36: Recording To The Hdd ("guide Plus+")

    Recording to the HDD (“GUIDE Plus+”) Using the GUIDE Plus+ Display ® The GUIDE Plus+ system is a free interactive programme guide. It displays up to 8 days of programme listings, including programme titles, promotions, and broadcast information. GUIDE Plus+ data for the television programme listings are carried by your local broadcast host channel and are received through your aerial.

  • Page 37: Listing Up Your Favourite Programme Information (my Tv)

    E “Home” position: When you press the blue button (“Home”), the cursor returns to the first page of the “Grid.” F Tiles: Shows the programme titles. Select a programme using </M/m/ ,, and press to watch the programme. G Broadcast station Logo: Shows the broadcast station logo.

  • Page 38: One Button Recording (guide Plus+)

    To select and watch a programme from “My TV” After step 3 above, press The programmes that match the profile conditions are displayed. Select a programme using </M/m/,, and press One Button Recording (GUIDE Plus+) You can use the GUIDE Plus+ system to set the timer to record a programme up to 8 days in advance.

  • Page 39

    Press the red button (“Record”). The set programme and Time Slot change colour 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. To cancel the timer recording, select the programme set for timer recording, and press the red button (“Cancel”).

  • Page 40: Recording Programmes Using Series Recording

    Recording Programmes Using Series Recording Series Recording is a feature which allows you to automatically record programmes in a series, using the information from the GUIDE Plus+ system. You can also search for programmes related to the timer settings. This function cannot be used when the GUIDE Plus+ system does not include series information with the programme data.

  • Page 41: Setting The Timer Manually (schedule)

    Setting the Timer Manually (Schedule) You can set the timer for a total of 32 programmes using the GUIDE Plus+ system and the Timer List (page 50), up to 30 days in advance. Before you start recording… • Check that the HDD has enough available space for the recording (page 82).

  • Page 42: Setting The Timer Manually (timer List)

    Setting the timer manually (Timer List) You can also use the Timer List to set the timer manually. Press INPUT to switch between digital or analogue broadcasting. Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “Timer Recording” using M/ m, and press Select “Timer List”...

  • Page 43: Cancelling Timer Settings

    Press the corresponding colour button repeatedly to change settings. To set the recording pattern, press the green button (“Frequency”). Press , to display “Timing.” Press the yellow button (“Timing”) repeatedly to change the duration time. Press GUIDE to exit the GUIDE Plus+ system.

  • Page 44: Language/recording Timing/overnight Download Settings (personal Preferences)

    Language/Recording timing/ Overnight Download settings (Personal Preferences) You can select the language for the on- screen displays, set the recording timing to prevent the programmes being cut off at the start/end of the recording, or select whether to download the GUIDE Plus+ data at night. In step 5 of “Changing the GUIDE Plus+ System Settings (Setup)”...

  • Page 45: Recording From Connected Equipment

    Recording from Connected Equipment 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 25. Press INPUT to select an input source (“L1” or “L2”) according to the connection you made.

  • Page 46: Recording To The Hdd ("freeview+")

    Recording to the HDD (“Freeview+”) Using the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) Display The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide showing the television programme schedule for a day or more at a time on your television. The EPG provides a quick and easy way to: •...

  • Page 47: Using The Digital Favourites List

    Buttons Operations Displays the Favourites List. INFO Displays the detailed information of the selected programme. : Indicates that the programme has parental control information (page 96). : Indicates that the programme is pay-per- view. Colour buttons Activates the same colour (red, yellow, function on the screen.

  • Page 48: Recording Tv Programme Using The Epg

    Press the red button (“REC”). “ ” appears next to the programme which is set for timer recording. Your recorder will automatically begin recording when the programme starts. Unlike a VCR, there is no need to turn off the recorder before the timer recording starts.

  • Page 49: Recording Programmes Using Series Recording

    To search for programmes by genre (Genre) Press the yellow button (“Genre”) while the programme list is displayed. Select a genre using M/m, and press Programmes that belong to the selected genre are displayed in the programme list. To stop recording during timer recording Press x REC STOP.

  • Page 50: Setting The Timer Manually (manual)

    Press the blue button (“Series Rec.”). The selected programme is set for recording and appears in the Timer List. The other programmes in the series will be set for recording (appear in the Timer List) as each previous recording is completed.

  • Page 51: Recording Stereo And Bilingual Programmes

    “Mode”: Sets the recording mode (for analogue broadcasting only) (page 109). “Update”: Sets the recorder automatically, replacing the previous timer recording with the new one (only when “Date” is set daily or weekly). • If you make a mistake, select the item and change the setting.

  • Page 52: Checking/changing/cancelling Timer Settings (timer List)

    Checking/Changing/ Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) You can check, change, or cancel the timer settings using the Timer List. Checking/changing timer settings When you change the EPG timer settings, the update function turns off automatically. 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 53: Recording From Connected Equipment

    Recording from Connected Equipment 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 25. For details, see page 45.

  • Page 54: Playback

    Playback Playing Discs and Recorded Programmes - RW Video Z (open/ close) AUDIO SUBTITLE Press HDD or DVD. When you press HDD, go to step 4. Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on the disc tray. Playing side facing down Press Z (open/close) to close the disc tray.

  • Page 55

    To play VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs with PBC (Playback Control) functions Press TOP MENU to open the menu of the VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD. Select an item using the number buttons. Follow the instructions in the menu. Press N when “Press SELECT” appears.

  • Page 56: Pausing A Tv Broadcast (tv Pause/pause Live Tv)

    Buttons Operations Plays in slow motion when pressed for more than one second in pause (slow, freeze frame) mode. Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode. To resume normal playback, press N. * For VIDEO CDs/Super VIDEO CDs, playback direction only. X (pause) Pauses playback.

  • Page 57: Playing A Previous Recording While Making Another (simultaneous Rec And Play)

    Playing a previous recording while making another (Simultaneous Rec and Play) - RW - RW Video Video “Simultaneous Rec and Play” allows you to play a disc or a previously recorded programme on the HDD while recording programmes. Playback continues even if a timer recording starts.

  • Page 58: Playing Divx/music/photo Files

    The DivX List, Photo List, or Music List appears. Press the red button (“Edit”) to select “Copy,” and press The Copy List appears. When copying photo files from a USB device, the display asks whether to categorise the data by date. Select “Yes” or “No.” DVD recorder...

  • Page 59: Playing Divx Video Files

    Select a folder or file/track to copy, and press MARKER. A check mark appears by the selected item. • To clear the check mark, press MARKER again. • To select/unselect all items, press the yellow button (“Selection”) repeatedly. • To change the item order, press the green button (“Sort”) to select “Name,”...

  • Page 60

    Select “Video (DivX),” and press The DivX List appears. Options applicable only to the selected media are displayed. Example: HDD A Media type: HDD, DVD, CD, or B Current folder/file name and file size C Colour buttons: Press the same colour button on the remote.

  • Page 61: Playing Music Cds And Mp3

    Buttons Operations Plays in slow motion (slow, freeze when pressed for more frame) than one second in pause mode. Plays one frame at a time when pressed briefly in pause mode. To resume normal playback, press N. X (pause) Pauses playback. To resume normal playback, press N.

  • Page 62

    Example: HDD A Media type: HDD, DVD, CD, or B Current folder/track/file name and playback information C Colour buttons: Press the same colour button on the remote. Red button (“Edit”): Allows you to erase/copy folders/tracks/files, switch to the Playlist (page 62), etc. Green button (“Sort”): Sorts files by name or size.

  • Page 63: Playing Photo Files

    Playing photo files DATA DVD DATA CD To view photo files from the USB device, see page 65. If you have a Sony TV compatible with “PhotoTV HD,” you can enjoy best quality images. Red button Green button SYSTEM MENU MARKER Press HDD or DVD.

  • Page 64

    About “PhotoTV HD” “PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed pictures, and photo-like expression of subtle textures and colours. By connecting Sony “PhotoTV HD” compatible devices using an HDMI cable, whole new world of photos can be enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.

  • Page 65: Playing From The Usb Device

    Playing from the USB device You can play DivX/music/photo files in the connected USB device. Follow steps 1 to 6 of “Copying DivX/ music/photo files to the HDD” on page 58. Select a file, and press • For details on playing DivX video files, see page 59.

  • Page 66: Erasing And Editing

    Erasing and Editing Before Editing You can edit titles on the HDD. • Titles on DVDs cannot be edited. For DVD- RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode), titles can be erased. • You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc or a timer recording starts while editing. •...

  • Page 67: Erasing A Title (erase)

    Erasing a title (Erase) - RW Press TITLE LIST. Select the title you want to erase using M/m. To erase the selected title only, go to step 5. Press MARKER. A check mark appears next to the selected title. • To clear the check mark, press MARKER again.

  • Page 68: Dividing A Title (divide)

    Dividing a title (Divide) If you want to dub a long title to a disc but do not want to reduce the picture quality, divide the title into two shorter titles. Note that dividing a title cannot be undone. Press TITLE LIST. Select the title you want to divide into two titles using M/m.

  • Page 69: Creating And Editing A Playlist

    Creating and Editing a Playlist Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without changing the actual recordings. You can create up to 99 Playlist titles. Playlist titles containing titles recorded with the “Copy-Once” copy protection signal cannot be dubbed or moved (page 110). Creating a Playlist title Press TITLE LIST.

  • Page 70: Editing A Playlist Title

    Editing a Playlist title Press TITLE LIST, and switch to the Playlist. For details on switching to the Playlist, see “To play a Playlist title” on page 69. Select the Playlist title you want to edit using M/m. Press the red button (“Edit”) to select “Edit Playlist,”...

  • Page 71: 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.” Before you start, read the following precautions, which are common to all dubbing methods.

  • Page 72

    Select a title you want to dub, and press MARKER. A check mark appears next to the selected title. • To cancel the selection, press MARKER again. • To select/unselect all items, press the yellow button (“Selection”) to select “Select All” or “Unselect All,” and press •...

  • Page 73: Dubbing From A Finalised Dvd To The Hdd (dvd T Hdd)

    Dubbing from a Finalised DVD to the HDD (DVD t HDD) - RW - RW Video Video You can dub titles on a finalised DVD to the HDD. Insert the finalised DVD that you are going to dub from. See “Playing Discs and Recorded Programmes”...

  • Page 74: Playing The Disc On Other Dvd Equipment (finalise)

    Playing the Disc on Other DVD Equipment (Finalise) - RW - RW Video Finalising is necessary when you play discs dubbed with this recorder on other DVD equipment. Before finalising, check the differences between the disc types in the table below. Differences between disc types Finalising is unnecessary.

  • Page 75: Hdd/dv Camcorder Dubbing

    HDD/DV Camcorder Dubbing Dubbing from HDD Camcorder 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 76: Preparing For Hdd Camcorder Dubbing

    “Recording from Connected Equipment” on page 45. One-Touch Dubbing from HDD camcorder (ONE-TOUCH DUB) DVD recorder 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.

  • Page 77: Dubbing From Hdd Camcorder Using The On-screen Display (hdd-cam Dubbing)

    Dubbing from HDD camcorder using the on-screen display (HDD-Cam Dubbing) You can dub the contents of your HDD camcorder onto the HDD of the recorder using the on-screen display. Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Preparing for HDD camcorder dubbing” on page Press SYSTEM MENU.

  • Page 78: Dubbing From Dv Camcorder

    DV camcorder to the recorder. Hookups to DV IN i.LINK cable (not supplied) DV output : Signal flow Insert the source DV/Digital8 format tape into your DV camcorder, and set the DV camcorder to video playback mode. DVD recorder DV camcorder...

  • Page 79: One-touch Dubbing From Dv Camcorder (one-touch Dub)

    Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly to select the recording mode. To change the recording mode, press INPUT to switch the input source to analogue broadcasting or the external input beforehand. For details about the recording mode, see page 109. Set the “DV Input”...

  • Page 80: Dubbing From Dv Camcorder Using The On-screen Display (dv Dubbing)

    Dubbing from DV camcorder using the on-screen display (DV Dubbing) You can select and dub scenes while playing a DV/Digital8 format tape. Follow steps 1 to 3 of “Preparing for DV camcorder dubbing” on page 78. Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “HDD-Cam/DV,”...

  • Page 81: Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Using the Disc Setup Menus (Disc Setup) You can adjust HDD/DVD related settings. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode or during playback. Select “Disc Setup” using M/m, and press Select the desired setup item using M/m, and press See the explanations in the following sections.

  • Page 82: Formatting The Hdd (hdd Formatting)

    Unfinalise You can unfinalise a disc when the disc is finalised. For DVD-RWs (Video mode) DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been finalised to prohibit additional dubbing can be unfinalised to allow further dubbing. For DVD-RWs (VR mode) If you cannot edit on a DVD-RW (VR mode) that has been finalised with other DVD equipment, unfinalise the disc.

  • Page 83: Using The Setup Menus (initial Setup)

    Using the Setup Menus (Initial Setup) You can change the settings of the recorder, such as channel settings, audio settings, etc. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode or during playback. Select “Initial Setup” using M/m, and press Select the desired setup item using M/m, and press See the explanations in the following...

  • Page 84: Aerial Reception Settings (channel)

    Aerial Reception Settings (Channel) You can make tuner and channel settings for the recorder. Auto Channel Setting Presets channels automatically. Select your country/region using </ ,, and press m. Select the channel type you want to preset using </,, and press m. Scans both digital and analogue channels.

  • Page 85: Digital Channel List

    Digital Channel List Allows you to disable/enable or arrange the digital channels. Select a channel using M/m, and press the corresponding colour button. • Green button (“Disable”): Disables the selected channel. The disabled channel will not appear on the EPG display and will be skipped when you press PROG +/–.

  • Page 86

    Corre- Channel sponding channel number CC10 CC11 CC12 CC13 CC14 CC15 CC16 CC17 CC18 CC19 CC20 CC21 CC22 CC23 CC24 CC25 CC26 CC27 CC28 CC29 CC30 CC31 CC32 CC33 CC34 CC35 CC36 Corre- Receivable sponding Frequency channel range (MHz) 116.75–124.75 124.75–132.75 132.75–140.75 140.75–148.75...

  • Page 87: Recorder Settings (system 1)

    Recorder Settings (System 1) Standby Mode Mode 1 When the recorder is turned off, – Input signals from the LINE 1/DECODER jack are not output from the LINE 3 – TV jack (page 25) and the connected external decoder cannot be used (page 27). –...

  • Page 88: Divx Registration

    You can check the software version. 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 The default command mode setting for this recorder and the supplied remote is “3.”...

  • Page 89: Recorder Settings (system 2)

    Recorder Settings (System 2) Software Update You can check the current software version of the built-in digital tuner and keep it up to date with the latest software. Auto Updates the software automatically. Normally, select this position. Does not update the software automatically.

  • Page 90: Language Settings (language)

    Language Settings (Language) You can make language settings. OSD Language Switches the display language on the screen. DVD Menu (DVD VIDEO only) Switches the language for the DVD menu. DVD Audio (DVD VIDEO only) Switches the language of the sound track. When you select “Original,”...

  • Page 91: 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. TV Type Select the playback picture size according to the type of connected TV (widescreen/wide mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV).

  • Page 92: Input Colour System

    S-Video Outputs/inputs S-video [S-Video] signals. RGB [Video/ Outputs RGB signals/ RGB] inputs video signals or RGB signals. Outputs RGB signals. [Decoder] Select this when connecting to an external decoder (PAY-TV/Canal Plus analogue decoder). If you connect to a cable box/ satellite receiver such as CanalSat, do not select this option.

  • Page 93: Audio Input Settings (audio In)

    4:3 Video Output This setting is effective only when you set “TV Type” to “16:9” in the “Video In/Out” setup. Adjust this setting to watch 4:3 aspect ratio signals. If you can change the aspect ratio on your TV, change the setting on your TV, not this recorder.

  • Page 94: Bilingual Recording

    Bilingual Recording Selects the sound to be recorded. This setting is effective for recording of an analogue broadcast or an external input, or dubbing. Records the main sound for the bilingual programme. Records the sub sound for the bilingual programme. When recording a bilingual audio signal to the HDD (when “Bilingual Rec.

  • Page 95: Audio Output Settings (audio Out)

    Audio Output Settings (Audio Out) You can switch the method of outputting audio signals when you connect a component such as an amplifier (receiver) with a digital input jack. If you connect a component that does not accept the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no sound) will come from the speakers, and may affect your ears or cause speaker damage.

  • Page 96: Limitation Settings (parental Lock)

    DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs only) Selects the dynamic range (difference between soft and loud sounds) setting when playing a DVD that conforms to “DRC.” This affects the output from the following jacks: – LINE 2 OUT (R-AUDIO-L) jacks – LINE 3 – TV jack –...

  • Page 97: Easy Setup (resetting The Recorder)

    Change Password You can change the password that gives access to the “Parental Lock” settings. Enter your four-digit password using the number buttons, then enter a new password. If you forgot your password, reset the recorder (page 105). Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) Select this to run the “Easy Setup”...

  • Page 98: 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 99

    There is no picture or picture noise appears when connected to the DV IN jack. , Try the following: 1Turn the recorder off and on again. 2Turn the connected equipment off and on again. 3Disconnect and then connect the i.LINK cable again. There is no picture or picture noise appears when connected to the HDMI OUT jack.

  • Page 100

    GUIDE Plus+ system GUIDE Plus+ system does not appear. , Perform “Manual Data Download” to download the GUIDE Plus+ data manually (page 43). , The timer is set. Cancel the timer setting. , The clock is incorrect. Set the clock manually (page 83).

  • Page 101

    The sound is breaking up. , The signal strength is low. For digital broadcasting, you can check the signal strength using the blue button (“Signal”) in “Digital Channel List” in the “Channel” setup (page 85). , Check aerial installation. Recording/Timer recording/ Editing Recording to a DVD is not possible.

  • Page 102

    Editing was not saved on a disc. , After editing a disc, there was a power failure or the mains lead was disconnected before editing was saved. , For DVDs recorded on other DVD equipment, editing may not be saved correctly.

  • Page 103: 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 110). You dubbed a title from the HDD to a DVD, but the title did not appear in the DVD Title List.

  • Page 104

    “E01” appears in the front panel display. , There is a problem in the HDD. Contact your nearest Sony dealer. Note that contents on the HDD may be erased when servicing this unit. “E02” appears in the front panel display.

  • Page 105: Resetting The Recorder

    Resetting the Recorder You can reset the recorder to all its factory settings. Make sure that the recorder is turned on and remove the disc. Hold down x (stop) on the recorder and press [/1 on the recorder. All settings are reset and the recorder turns off.

  • Page 106: Discs That Can Be Dubbed On

    Discs That Can Be Dubbed on Type Disc Logo 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 Format in VR mode (DVD+RW VIDEO) (page 81) Format in VR mode (page 81) - RW Format in Video...

  • Page 107

    Usable disc versions (as of April 2009) • 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 108: Discs That Can Be Played

    Discs That Can Be Played Type DVD VIDEO VIDEO CD DATA DVD DATA CD “DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks. If the DVD-RAM has a removable cartridge, remove the cartridge before playback. You can copy contents on CDs/DATA CDs to the HDD (page 58).

  • Page 109: About Recording 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 will also play on this recorder.

  • Page 110

    • The maximum continuous recording time to the HDD is 8 hours for a single title. A title longer than 8 hours is divided. • Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the recording time. – Recording a programme with poor reception, or a programme or video source of low picture quality.

  • Page 111: Language Code List

    Language Code List For details, see page 90. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language not specified...

  • Page 112: 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 113: Notes On Mp3 Files, Jpeg Image Files, Divx Video Files, And I.link

    Notes on MP3 files, JPEG Image Files, DivX Video Files, and i.Link About MP3 files, 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. ® DivX is a registered trademark of DivX, Inc., and is used under license.

  • Page 114: Specifications

    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 115

    Inputs and outputs LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/10 kilohms (VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p LINE 2 IN (AUDIO): Phono jack/2 Vrms/more than 22 kilohms (VIDEO): Phono jack/1.0 Vp-p (S VIDEO): 4-pin mini DIN/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, C: 0.3 Vp-p (PAL) LINE 3 –...

  • Page 116

    Keep this important information about how to re-tune your Digital TV Recorder during the switchover Television in the UK is going digital, bringing us all more choices and new services. Starting in late 2007 and ending in 2012, television services in the UK will go completely digital, TV region by TV region. Please see the overleaf to find out when your area switches to digital.

  • Page 117

    If you are missing any channels, it may be that they are not available in your area, or that your aerial needs upgrading. If you have any questions, please contact Sony on 08705 111 999 or call Digital UK on 0845 6 50 50 50 or visit www.digitaluk.co.uk †Calls charged at BT rate of 3p per minute daytime and 1p per minute evenings and weekends.

  • Page 118: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics “96kHz PCM” 95 “A-B Erase” 67 “AD Mixing Level” 94 Aerial 16 “AFT” 86 Alternate Programmes 50 “Analog Manual Setting” “Audio In” 93 “Audio Out” 95 Audio output 18 “Auto Channel Setting” “Auto Chapter”...

  • Page 119

    “File Search” 61 “Finalise” 74 Finalising 74 Freeze Frame 56 Front panel 12 “Front Panel Display” 89 Front panel display 13 “Grid” 36 GUIDE Plus+ system 36 Handling discs 112 HDD camcorder 75 HDD camcorder dubbing “HDD-Cam Dubbing” 77 One-Touch Dubbing “HDD Formatting”...

  • Page 120

    “Summer Time” 83 Super VIDEO CD 108 “System 1” 87 “System 2” 89 About how to re-tune your TV during the digital TV switchover, see page 116. Sony Corporation Printed in Hungary “Time Search” 57 Timer List 52 Timer recording check/change/cancel...

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