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Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages in parentheses. Remote A [/1 (on/standby) (20) Turns the recorder on or off. B PROG (programme) +/– (29) The + button has a tactile dot C INPUT (input select) (43) Selects an input source.
M SUBTITLE (47) Selects a subtitle language. ANGLE (47) Changes the angles or rotates an image during slideshow. PLAY MODE (49, 51) ZOOM (48) Zooms an image during playback or pause mode. N AUDIO (47) The AUDIO button has a tactile dot O Number buttons (49) The number 5 button has a tactile dot P Z (open/close) (28)
Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) (20) Turns the recorder on or off. B Disc tray (28) C Front panel display Shows the current status of the recorder. REC: Indicates when recording is in progress. TV: Indicates when the recorder is in TV tuner mode.
Rear panel A AC IN terminal (17) B COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P ) jacks (13) C LINE 3/DECODER jack (22, 24) D AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (12) E HDMI OUT (high-definition multimedia interface out) jack (13) F LINE 1-TV jack (13) G AUDIO OUT (L/R) jacks (16) H DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack (16)
Hookups and Settings Hooking Up the Recorder Follow steps 1 to 5 to hook up the recorder, and step 6 to make the initial settings for the recorder (page 20). Do not connect the mains lead (the power cord) until you reach “Step 4: Connecting the Mains Lead (Power Cord)”...
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 Aerial cable (supplied) : Signal flow to AERIAL IN DVD recorder...
VIDEO OUT (green) (blue) TV, projector, or audio component : Signal flow SCART cord (not supplied) to LINE 1-TV (red) Component video cord (not supplied) (red) TV, projector, or audio component DVD recorder to HDMI OUT HDMI cord (not supplied) ,continued...
A SCART input jack When setting [Video output format] to [RGB] in the [General] setup (page 68), use a SCART cord that conforms to the selected signal. B Component video input jacks (Y, P You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high quality images.
‘Standard Definition’ output. If there are questions regarding our TV set compatibility with this model 625p DVD recorder, please contact our customer service center. • When you connect the recorder to your TV via the SCART jack, the TV’s input source is set to the...
For correct speaker location, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the connected components. [Speakers] Rear (R) Front (R) Subwoofer to coaxial/HDMI digital input HDMI cord (not supplied) to HDMI OUT HDMI OUT DVD recorder INPUT (white) AUDIO (red) TV, projector, or audio component...
Notes • Do not connect your TV’s audio output jacks to the LINE 2 IN (R-AUDIO-L) jacks at the same time. This will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers. • With connection B, do not connect the LINE 2 IN (R- AUDIO-L) and AUDIO OUT (L/R) jacks to your TV’s audio output jacks at the same time.
Notes • If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD recorder or player, change the command mode number for this recorder (page 19). • Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage and corrosion.
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: Initial Setup.”...
Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote You can change programme positions of the recorder using the number buttons. Example: for channel 50 Press “5,” “0,” then press ENTER. Step 6: Initial Setup Make the basic adjustments by following the on- screen instructions in “Initial Setup.”...
Select [Auto] and press ENTER. The Auto Clock Set function is not available for Russian model. To set the clock manually, see page 67. When the Initial Setup is completed, select [Exit] and press ENTER. To return to the previous step Press O RETURN or <...
TV. DVD recorder • When you record to a VCR from this DVD recorder, do not switch the input source to TV by pressing the TV/DVD button on the remote.
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...
• If you disconnect the recorder’s mains lead (the power cord), you will not be able to view the signals from the connected tuner. to SCART input SCART cord Satellite tuner, (not supplied) CanalSat, etc. to LINE 3/ DECODER LINE 1-TV DVD recorder...
• To watch the connected external decoder (PAYTV/Canal Plus analogue decoder) programmes while the recorder is in standby mode, set “Power Save” in the [General] setup to [Off] (default) (page 68). Aerial cable (supplied) to AERIAL IN SCART cord (not supplied) SCART cord (not supplied) to AERIAL OUT (TO TV) LINE 1-TV DVD recorder...
Basic Operation Using the System Menu The System Menu appears when you press SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to the recorder’s functions. Select an option by pressing M/m and ENTER. If necessary, select a sub option and press ENTER. SYSTEM MENU System Menu Media...
Inserting and Formatting a Disc - RW - RW Video When you first insert a new disc, the recorder will ask you to format the disc. Follow the steps below to format the disc. You can also reformat a DVD+RW or DVD-RW to create a blank disc. SYSTEM MENU Turn on the TV.
Recording a Programme to a Disc - RW - RW Video This section introduces the basic operation to record the current TV programme to a disc. For details about recording, see page 37. x REC STOP z REC Insert a disc. For details on how to insert and format a new disc, see “Inserting and Formatting a Disc”...
Viewing the Recorded Programme (Title List) - RW - RW Video The titles of programmes recorded on a disc are displayed in the Title List, which also displays disc information, such as disc name, remaining time, etc. Follow the steps below to play the recorded programme.
To search for a specific point of the title Select [Search] and press ENTER in step 4. Select [Time] and press ENTER. While watching the preview, press </, to select the start point. Each press moves the point forward or backward one minute (or five minute if you hold).
Checking the Playback Information and Playing Time - RW - RW Video You can check the playback information and remaining time displayed on the TV screen by pressing DISPLAY repeatedly. The items displayed differ depending on the disc type or playing status.
Changing the Name of a Recorded Programme (Title Input) - RW - RW Video The titles recorded on a disc are named sequentially ([Title 1], [Title 2], …) by default. You can rename titles using the display for entering characters, which also appears for renaming a disc or station.
• To insert a character, move the cursor to the right of the position where you want to insert the character. Select the character from the character palette and press ENTER. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to enter the remaining characters. Language English/Latin Capital Space...
While [Edit] is selected, press ENTER. The display for entering characters appears. To enter characters, see page 33. Note Label the disc before you finalise it. Once a disc is finalised, you cannot change the disc name. Protecting a disc - RW You can protect all titles on the disc to prevent accidental recording, editing, or erasing.
SYSTEM MENU Insert a disc. Press SYSTEM MENU to turn on the System Menu. Select [Setup] and press ENTER. The Setup display appears Select [Disc] and press ,. Select [Finalize] and press ,. Format DVD Finalize Input Disc Name Protect Disc DivX Select [Finalize] and press ENTER.
Recording Before Recording Before you start recording… • This recorder can record on various discs. Select the disc type according to your needs (page 79). • Use the Title List to check the available recording time for the disc (page 30). For DVD+RWs and DVD-RWs, you can erase titles to free up disc space (page 54).
Unrecordable pictures Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded on this recorder. When the recorder receives a copy guard signal, the recorder stops recording. Copy control signals Copy-Free Copy-Once Copy-Never * The recorded disc can be played only on CPRM compatible equipment.
Select [NEW] and press ENTER. The Timer Record menu appears. Timer Record 100 min Remain Date Start Stop 12/10 Sun 19:20 19:50 Press </, to select an item and press M/m to adjust the setting. [PR]: Selects the programme position or input source.
Checking/Changing/ Cancelling Timer Settings (Timer List) - RW - RW Video You can check, change, or cancel timer settings using the Timer List menu. O RETURN Changing the timer settings The Timer List can contain up to 16 timer settings. You can select a timer setting and modify it before the recording starts.
◆When the end time of one recording and the start time of another are the same After finishing the previous recording, the other recording may be delayed. 7:00 8:00 9:00 Notes • While recording, you cannot change the timer setting for the current recording.
To stop recording Press x REC STOP. Note that it may take a few seconds for recording to stop. To pause recording Press X PAUSE. To restart recording, press the button again. To watch another TV programme while recording If your TV is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, set your TV to the TV input using the TV/DVD button and select the programme you want to watch.
Creating chapters in a title The recorder automatically divides a recording (a title) into chapters by inserting chapter marks at 5 or 10-minute intervals during recording. Select the interval, [5 minutes] or [10 minutes] for [Auto Chapter] in the [Video] setup (page 72). z Hints •...
Press z REC on this recorder and the pause or play button on the connected equipment at the same time. Recording starts. To stop recording, press x REC STOP on this recorder. If you connect a digital video camera with a DV IN jack See “DV Dubbing”...
Playback Playing - RW - RW Video DATA DVD DATA CD To play from the connected USB memory, see page 46. To play MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files, see page 50 and 52. Number buttons SYSTEM MENU </M/m/,, ENTER Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on the disc tray.
To play VIDEO CDs with PBC functions PBC (Playback Control) allows you to play VIDEO CDs interactively using the menu on your TV screen. When you start playing a VIDEO CD with PBC functions, the menu appears. Select an item using the number buttons and press ENTER.
Playback options AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE ./> Buttons Operations Z (open/close) Stops playing and opens the disc tray. X (pause) Pauses playback. . (previous)/ Goes to the beginning of the current or next title/ > (next) chapter/scene/track. Fast reverses/fast forwards the disc when repeatedly (fast reverse/fast pressed during playback.
Buttons (slow) (instant replay/instant advance) (freeze frame) AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE To resume normal playback, press H. Notes • If “ ” appears, the operation is not available on the disc. • When playing the discs recorded on this recorder, angles and subtitles cannot be changed. •...
To play repeatedly Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select an item to be repeated. [Chapter]: repeats the current chapter. (DVD only) [Title]: repeats the current title. (DVD only) [Track]: repeats the current track. (VIDEO CD only) [All]: repeats all the tracks on the disc. (DVD-RW (VR mode)/VIDEO CD only) [Off]: does not play repeatedly.
If you enter the wrong number, press </, to select the number you want to cancel, then enter another number. The recorder starts playback from the selected number or scene. z Hint You can search for a specific point of the title using the Title List (page 31).
Select [Open] and press ENTER. The track list appears. To return to the album list, select [ press ENTER. Select a track and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. Select [Play] and press ENTER. Playback starts from the selected track. • If you select [Random], you can play the tracks on the disc randomly.
To play repeatedly Press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select an item to be repeated. [Track]: repeats the current track. [Folder]: repeats the current folder (DATA CD/ DATA DVD only). [All]: repeats all the tracks on the disc (CD only). [Off]: does not play repeatedly. To repeat a specific portion (A-B Repeat) You can play a specific portion of a (CDs only) track repeatedly.
Select the file you want to view and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. To start a slide show, select [Slide Show] and press ENTER. Select [Full Screen] and press ENTER. The selected image is displayed full screen. To rotate a image Press M/m while viewing the image.
Erasing and Editing Before Editing This recorder offers various edit options for various disc and title types. Before you edit, check these types and select an available option. Notes • You may lose edited contents if you remove the disc while editing.
In this case, you can select a title or chapter and create a Playlist title. You can even rearrange the scene order within the Playlist title (page 61). z Hint For DVD-RW (VR mode), you can display the disc’s Playlist titles in Title List (Playlist), or the original titles in Title List (Original).
Select a title, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears with options available for the selected title. [Search]: Displays the search options. [Chapter]: Displays the Chapter List for playback and editing (page 58). [Erase]: Erases the title (page 56). For effects on disc capacity, see page 54.
Press ENTER at the start of the scene to be erased (point A). Thumbnail of point A Edit A-B Erase Title 1 07/12 0:45:00 Set Point A Set Point B Cancel 00:15:00 Press H, and search for the scene you want to erase by pressing x, Press ENTER at the end of the scene (point B).
Select [OK] from the sub-menu, and press ENTER. The title is divided in two. If you want to rename the title, see page 56. If you do not want to divide the title, select [Cancel] from the sub-menu, and press ENTER.
Repeat the steps above and select [Show]. Notes • Images or sound may be momentarily interrupted at the point where you hide the chapter. • On other Sony DVD equipment, hidden chapters will play without being skipped. Creating chapters manually - RW You can create chapters within a title by inserting chapter marks at the desired points.
Note If a message appears and indicates that no more chapter marks can be added, you may not be able to record or edit. Editing a Playlist - RW Playlist edit allows you to edit or re-edit without changing the actual recordings. This section explains edit options available only for Playlist titles.
Select [Playlist], and press ENTER. Select [New Playlist], and press ENTER. The title or chapter is added to the Playlist as a new Playlist title. To create more Playlist titles, press TITLE LIST and repeat the steps above. Adding contents to an existing Playlist title Select a title or chapter in step 2 of “Creating a Playlist title”...
• If you want to play the disc on other DVD equipment, finalise the disc (page 35). • The recorder does not support HDV mode. Hookups to DV IN i.LINK cable (not supplied) DV output Digital video camera : Signal flow DVD recorder...
Dubbing From a DV/Digital8 Format Tape to a DVD - RW - RW Video You can record a DV/Digital8 format tape onto a disc. The recorder controls the digital video camera. You can fast forward, rewind, and stop the tape to select a scene using the recorder’s remote control.
audio channel when recording with your digital video camera. Select an option, and press ENTER. Press O RETURN to turn off the Setup Display. Press to start playing the DV/Digital8 format tape. The playback picture appears on the screen. While watching the screen, search for the point you want to start recording by pressing m/M.
Settings and Adjustments Using the Setup Displays By using the Setup Displays, you can make various adjustments to items such as picture and sound, as well as select a language for the subtitles. The Setup Display consists of several levels to set up options.
Channel and Clock Settings (General) The [General] setup helps you to make channel, clock, and other settings for the recorder. Select [General] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 65). The default settings are underlined. Auto Channel Setting Manual CH Setting Clock Setting...
◆To set the channels manually When you select [Manual CH Setting] in step 4 above, the display for setting channels appears. Press </, to select the item and press M/m to change the setting. [PR] indicates the selected programme position. PR Seek Fine [Seek]: Searches for a channel automatically.
Select [Manual] and press ENTER. Press M/m to set the day, and press ,. Set the month, year, hour, and minutes in sequence. Press </, to select the item to be set, then press M/m to set the numbers. To change the numbers, press < to return to the item to be changed, and press M/m.
Language Settings The [Language] setup allows you to select a language for the recorder’s display and discs. Select [Language] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 65). The default settings are underlined. Display Menu Français Disc Menu Nederlands...
Note This affects the output from the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)/HDMI OUT jacks. If the HDMI OUT jack is connected to equipment not compatible with DTS signals, select [Off]. [MPEG Output] (DVD VIDEO only) Selects the type of MPEG audio signal. [ MPEG Select this when the recorder is t PCM ]...
Parental Control Settings (Lock) Playback of some DVD VIDEOs can be limited according to a predetermined level, such as the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Select [Lock] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays”...
Recording Settings (Video) The [Video] setup allows you to adjust the settings related to recording. Select [Video] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 65). The default settings are underlined. Disc Record Mode DV Input LINE 3 In Auto Chapter...
Disc Settings The [Disc] setup contains disc-related items such as disc protection and labeling. Select [Disc] in the Setup Display. To use the display, see “Using the Setup Displays” (page 65). The default settings are underlined. Format DVD Finalize Input Disc Name Protect Disc DivX [Format DVD]...
Resetting the Recorder (Factory Set) Select this to reset the recorder to all its default settings. Note that Parental Control settings in the [Lock] setup remain unaffected. Press SYSTEM MENU to turn on the System Menu. Select [Setup] and press ENTER. Select [General] and press ,.
Should any problem persist, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Power The power does not turn on. , Check that the mains lead is connected securely.
The picture from equipment connected to the recorder’s input jack does not appear on the screen. , If the equipment is connected to the LINE 1-TV jack, select “L1” in the front panel display by pressing INPUT. If the equipment is connected to the LINE 2 IN jacks, select “L2”...
The recorder does not start playback from the beginning. , Resume play was activated (page 46). , You have inserted a disc whose Title menu or DVD menu automatically appears on the TV screen when it is first inserted. Use the menu to start playback.
“3 (Default setting).” You can check the current command mode in the front panel display (page 19). Other Sony equipment responds to the remote. , The same command mode is set for both the equipment and recorder. Set a different command mode for the recorder (page 19).
Recordable and Playable Discs Type Disc Logo DVD+RW DVD-RW mode Video mode DVD+R DVD-R Video mode Icon used Formatting Compatibility with other in this (new discs) DVD players (finalising) manual Automatically Playable on DVD+RW formatted in +VR compatible players mode (DVD+RW (finalisation necessary) VIDEO) (page 35)
Usable disc versions (as of May 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*) “DVD+RW,” “DVD-RW,” “DVD+R,” and “DVD-R” are trademarks.
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.
(playback only) labelled with identical region codes. This system is used to protect copyrights. DVD VIDEOs labelled recorder. If you try to play any other DVD VIDEO, the message “Playback prohibited by region code.” will appear on the TV screen. Depending on the DVD VIDEO, no region code indication may be labelled even though playing the DVD VIDEO is prohibited by area restrictions.
Language Code List For details, see page 69. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Galician Afar 6565 Georgian Afrikaans 6570 German Albanian 8381 Greek Amharic 6577 Greenlandic Arabic 6582 Guarani Armenian 7289 Gujarati...
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.
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 DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/ CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/...
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.
DV IN: 4-pin/i.LINK S100 DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL): Phono jack/ 0.5 Vp-p/75 ohms COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (Y, P Phono jack/Y: 1.0 Vp-p, : 0.7 Vp-p, P : 0.7 Vp-p HDMI OUT: HDMI™ Connector USB: USB jack Type A General Power requirements: 220-240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz Power consumption: 20 W Dimensions (approx.):...
Index Words in brackets appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics [16:9] 68 [4:3 Letter Box] 68 [4:3 Pan Scan] 68 [96kHz] 70 [96kHz PCM Output] 70 [96kHz t 48kHz] 70 [A-B Erase] 56 A-B Repeat 49 Aerial 12 Album 50 Angle 48 Area Code 71 Audio 48...
On-screen display Setup Display 65 Sub-menu 30 Original 30 OSD language 69 Parental Control 46 Parts and controls 7 PAY-TV 25 PBC (Playback Control) 46 Playable discs 79 Playback 45 A-B Repeat 49 fast forward 47 fast reverse 47 instant advance 48 instant replay 48 Repeat Play 49 Resume Play 46...
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