Sony RDR-HXD560 Operating Instructions Manual

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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: RDR-HXD560/HXD562 © 2006 Sony Corporation 2-686-265-11(1)

  • Page 2: Warning, Precautions

    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

    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 4

    About this manual Check your model name The instructions in this manual are for 2 models: RDR-HXD560 and RDR- HXD562. 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 5: Table Of Contents

    Controlling TVs with the remote ....... 17 If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder..18 Changing programme positions of the recorder using the remote .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Viewing a digital text service ........40 Selecting digital text from dedicated digital teletext channels .

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Creating and Editing a Playlist ........72 Moving a Playlist title (Change Order).

  • Page 8: Quick Guide To Disc Types, Recordable And Playable Discs

    Quick Guide to Disc Types Recordable and playable discs Type Disc Logo Hard disk drive (internal) DVD+RW mode DVD- Video mode DVD+R DVD+R DL mode DVD-R Video mode Icon used in Formatting this manual (new discs) Formatting unnecessary Automatically formatted in +VR mode (DVD+RW VIDEO)

  • Page 9

    Usable disc versions (as of March 2006) • 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 “DVD+RW,”...

  • Page 10: Playable Discs

    Playable discs Type Disc Logo DVD VIDEO VIDEO CD DATA DVD DATA CD 8 cm DVD+RW/ DVD-RW/DVD-R “DVD VIDEO” and “CD” are trademarks. Discs that cannot be played • PHOTO CDs • CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs that are recorded in a format different from the formats mentioned in the table above.

  • Page 11

    Maximum recordable number of titles Disc Number of titles* DVD-RW/DVD-R DVD+RW/DVD+R DVD+R DL * The maximum length for one title is eight hours. Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/ VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers.

  • Page 12: Hooking Up The Recorder, Step 1: Connecting The Aerial Cable, Hookups And Settings

    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. Aerial cable (supplied) DVD recorder...

  • Page 13: Step 2: Connecting The Video Cords

    “Component Out” in the “Video” setup to “On” (page 93). Then set “Progressive Output” to “On” in the “Video” setup to send progressive video signals. For details, see “Progressive Output” on page 93. DVD recorder COMPONENT VIDEO IN (green) (blue)

  • Page 14: About The Smartlink Features (for Scart Connections Only)

    When playing “wide screen” images Some recorded images may not fit your TV screen. To change the picture size, see page 92. If you are connecting to a VCR Connect your VCR to the LINE 3 jack on the recorder (page 21). Notes •...

  • Page 15: Step 3: Connecting The Audio Cords

    (white) (red) B Audio L/R (left/right) input jacks This connection will use your TV’s or stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two speakers for sound. [Speakers] Rear (R) Front (R) Subwoofer DVD recorder INPUT VIDEO AUDIO TV, projector, or AV amplifier (receiver) ,continued...

  • Page 16: Step 4: Connecting The Mains Lead

    z Hint For correct speaker location, see 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. This will cause unwanted noise to come from your TV’s speakers.

  • Page 17: Step 5: Preparing The Remote, Controlling Tvs With The Remote

    Notes • If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD recorder or player, change the command mode number for this recorder (page 18). • Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage and corrosion.

  • Page 18: If You Have A Sony Dvd Player Or More Than One Sony Dvd Recorder

    Sony DVD recorder 15, 16 If the supplied remote interferes with your other Sony DVD recorder or player, set the command mode number for this recorder and 69, 73 the supplied remote to one that differs from...

  • Page 19: Changing Programme Positions Of The Recorder Using The Remote

    Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER. Select “Others,” and press ENTER. Select “Command Mode,” and press ENTER. Select a Command Mode (DVD1, DVD2, or DVD3), and press ENTER. Set the Command Mode for the remote so it matches the Command Mode for the recorder you set above.

  • Page 20: Step 6: Easy Setup

    Step 6: Easy Setup Make the basic adjustments by following the on-screen instructions in “Easy Setup.” 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 21: Connecting A Vcr Or Similar Device, Connecting To The Line 3 Jack

    • The SMARTLINK features are not available for devices connected via the DVD recorder’s LINE 3 jack. • 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.

  • Page 22: 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. OUTPUT S VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO Audio/video cord (not supplied) VCR, etc. DVD recorder...

  • Page 23: Connecting To A Satellite Or Digital Tuner

    • Synchro-Recording does not work with some tuners. For details, see 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 24: Inserting A Disc, Recording A Programme

    Eight 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 25: Checking The Disc Status While Recording

    Press z REC. Recording starts. Recording stops automatically after 8 hours of continuous recording or when the HDD or DVD is full. To stop recording Press x REC STOP. Note that it may take a few seconds for recorder to stop recording. To watch another TV programme while recording If your TV is connected to the i LINE 1 –...

  • Page 26: Playing The Recorded Programme (title List)

    3. Playing the Recorded Programme (Title List) - RW Video To play a recorded title, select the title from the Title List. TITLE LIST Press HDD or DVD. If you select DVD, insert a DVD (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 24). Playback starts automatically depending on the disc.

  • Page 27

    D Scroll bar: Appears when all of the titles do not fit on the list. To view the hidden titles, press M/m. E Title’s thumbnail picture: The still images for each title are displayed. Select a title, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears.

  • Page 28: Displaying The Playing/remaining Time And Play Information

    To turn off the Title List Press TITLE LIST. z Hints • After recording, the first scene of the recording (the title) is automatically set as the thumbnail picture. • You can select “TITLE LIST” from the System Menu. Notes •...

  • Page 29: Checking The Playing/remaining Time

    B Available functions for DVD VIDEOs angle/ audio/ etc.), or playback data for DATA DVDs and DATA CDs C The current selected function or audio setting (appears only temporarily) Example: Dolby Digital 5.1 ch Front (L/R) + LFE (Low Frequency Centre Effect) D The current selected angle...

  • Page 30: Checking The Remaining Disc Space

    Example: When playing a CD Track playing time and the current track/index number Remaining time of the current track Playing time of the disc Remaining time of the disc CD text (when available) Example: When playing an MP3 audio track Playing time and number of the current track Current album number Example: When viewing a JPEG image...

  • Page 31: Changing The Name Of A Recorded Programme

    5. 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 or disc name, but the actual number of characters displayed in the menus such as the Title List will vary.

  • Page 32: Labelling And Protecting A Disc, Labelling A Disc

    To use the number buttons You can also use the number buttons to enter characters. Refer to the number next to each row of letters on your TV screen. In step 5 above, press a number button repeatedly to select a character. Example: Press the number 3 button once to enter “D.”...

  • Page 33: Protecting A Disc, Playing The Disc On Other Dvd Equipment (finalise)

    Select “Disc Name,” and press ENTER. Enter the disc name in the “Input Disc Name” display (page 31). Note You can enter up to 64 characters for a DVD’s disc name. The disc name may not appear when the disc is played on other DVD equipment.

  • Page 34: Finalising The Disc Using Z (open/close) Button, Finalising The Disc Using "disc Information" Display

    Finalising is necessary when playing on any equipment other than this recorder. Video After finalising, you cannot edit or record on the disc. Z (open/ close) Finalising the disc using Z (open/close) button Make a recording. See “2. Recording a Programme” on page 24.

  • Page 35: Unfinalising A Disc, Reformatting 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 36

    z Hint By reformatting, you can change the recording format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD- RWs that have been finalised. Note On this model, 1 GB (read “gigabyte”) is equivalent to 1 billion bytes. The larger the number, the larger the disc space.

  • Page 37: Epg (electronic Programme Guide), Viewing A List Of Available Channels, Guide To Digital Services

    Guide to Digital Services EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) The Electronic Programme Guide is a guide showing the television programme schedule for a day or more at a time on your television (via the Digital Terrestrial Television tuner included in this recorder). The EPG provides a quick and easy way to: •...

  • Page 38: Viewing Programmes Related To A Specific Category

    K Icon tray Depending on the channel and programme settings, some icons may appear in the display: : Either the channel or the programme is locked (page 88). : Timer event icons (page 48) : Series Recording icon (page 49) L Indicates the current time and date.

  • Page 39: Programme Information, Displaying The Programme Information

    Press Press the red button. The category pop-up list appears. Press M/m to select a category, and press ENTER. The selected category is displayed in a title bar at the top of the EPG display and only programmes related to that category will be shown in the list.

  • Page 40: Viewing A Digital Text Service, Selecting Digital Text From Dedicated Digital Teletext Channels

    Available buttons in the Information display Buttons Operations PAGE Scroll the information display by page </, Toggle the display between discription of the current/next programme M/m or the Display programme number buttons information for other channels Toggle the Favourites List ENTER View the selected channel Viewing a digital text...

  • Page 41: Selecting Digital Text From Other Channels, Favourites, Setting The Favourites List

    Once the text page is displayed (this may take some time), follow the on- screen instructions to obtain your required selection. On some pages the TV programme may also be displayed on the text screen. On- screen instructions will inform you how to change the displayed programme.

  • Page 42: Watching Or Listening To A Favourite Channel

    Select “Favourites,” and press ENTER. “Favourites List 1” display appears. Press repeatedly to switch to a different Favourites List. This display shows all the TV or Radio channels available to you. Press TV/RADIO to display either your favourite TV or favourite Radio channels at any time.

  • Page 43: Index

    Index The Index application is an easy way to display a scrollable list of all the tuned channels, including your favourites channel lists, and allows one of these to be selected. PAGE TV/RADIO While in normal operation mode, press ENTER. The Index display for the last display you viewed appears.

  • Page 44: Before Recording, Recording Mode, Timer Recording

    Timer Recording Before Recording Before you start recording… • Check that the disc has enough available space for the recording (page 30). For the HDD, DVD+RWs, and DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by erasing titles (page 69). • Adjust the recording picture quality and picture size if necessary (page 51).

  • Page 45: Unrecordable Pictures, Timer Recording (standard/epg), Setting The Timer Manually (standard)

    Unrecordable pictures Pictures with copy protection cannot be recorded on this recorder. When the recorder receives a copy guard signal, the recorder continues to record but only a blank, grey coloured screen will be recorded. Copy control Recordable discs signals Copy-Free - RW Video...

  • Page 46

    Press [TIMER]. Press M/m to select the “Day and Time” or “Mode” row. Then press ENTER. Select an item using </, and adjust using M/m. Then press ENTER. To make additional changes to items in different rows, return to step 2. The adjustable items are listed below.

  • Page 47

    To confirm, change, or cancel a timer recording See “Checking/Changing/Cancelling Timer Settings” on page 52. To extend the recording duration time while recording Press OPTIONS during recording to select “Extend Rec.,” and press ENTER. Press M/m to select the duration time. You can set the duration in increments of 10 minutes, for a maximum of 60 minutes.

  • Page 48: Recording Tv Programmes Using The Epg

    Recording TV programmes using the EPG The EPG function is a feature that simplifies setting the timer. Just select the programme you want to record in the EPG display. The date, time, and channel of that programme are set automatically. Number buttons PAGE...

  • Page 49: Recording Programmes Using Series Recording

    To scroll the EPG display by page (Page mode) Press PAGE while the EPG display is turned on to display the previous/next ten channels. To stop recording during timer recording Press x REC STOP. Note that it may take a few seconds for the recorder to stop recording.

  • Page 50: Using The Quick Timer Function

    Press the blue button (“Series Info”). The Series Information display appears. Press the red button to display the Programme Guide and see more information about the selected programme. Press O RETURN to return. (repeat): Indicates a repeat programme. (Recommended): The event is recommended by broadcaster as a link for current series.

  • Page 51: Adjusting The Recording Picture Quality And Size

    Note that the Quick Timer function does not work if “TV Direct Rec.” is set to “On” in the “Recording” setup (page 98). To cancel the Quick Timer Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears in the front panel display. The recorder returns to normal recording mode.

  • Page 52: Creating Chapters In A Title, Checking/changing/cancelling Timer Settings, Checking/changing/cancelling Using The Epg

    Adjust the setting using </M/m/,, and press ENTER. The default setting is underlined. “Rec. NR”: (weak) Off 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 (strong) “Rec. Video Equalizer”: • Contrast: (weak) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (strong) • Brightness: (dark) –3 ~ 0 ~ 3 (bright) •...

  • Page 53: Checking/changing/cancelling Using The Timer List

    Press </M/m/, to select a future timer event you want to check/change/ cancel. Then press ENTER. The Event Action menu appears. Press M/m to select an option. Then press ENTER. The sub menu appears: “Modify”: Changes the timer setting. Select an item using </, and adjust using M/m.

  • Page 54

    Select the timer setting you want to check/change/cancel, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. Select one of the options, and press ENTER. “Modify”: Changes the timer setting. Select an item using </, and adjust using M/m. Select “OK” and press ENTER.

  • Page 55: Recording From Connected Equipment, Recording From Connected Equipment With A Timer (synchro Rec)

    To scroll the list display by page (Page mode) Press while the list display is turned on. Each time you press Timer List changes to the next/previous page of timer settings. To turn off the Timer List Press O RETURN. z Hint For manual timer settings, you cannot modify the timer setting for the current recording, but you can...

  • Page 56

    Press INPUT SELECT repeatedly to select “L3.” Select the desired audio signal when recording a bilingual programme to the HDD or DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs (VR mode). Press OPTIONS to select “Line Audio Input,” and press ENTER. Then select “Bilingual,” and press ENTER. Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode.

  • Page 57: Recording From Connected Equipment Without A Timer

    Recording from connected equipment without a timer 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 21. Use the DV IN jack on the front panel if the equipment has a DV output jack (i.LINK jack).

  • Page 58: Playing, Playback

    Playback Playing - RW Video DATA DVD DATA CD Number buttons AUDIO TOP MENU MENU TITLE LIST Press HDD or DVD. • If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 24). • If you insert a DVD VIDEO, VIDEO CD, CD, DATA DVD, or DATA CD, press H.

  • Page 59

    To resume playback from the point where you stopped (Resume Play) When you press H again after you stop playback, the recorder resumes playback from the point where you pressed x. To start from the beginning, press OPTIONS to select “Play Beginning,” and press ENTER.

  • Page 60: Playback Options

    Playback options To check the position of the buttons below, see the illustration on page 58. For MP3 or JPEG operations, see “Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files” on page 65. Buttons AUDIO - RW SUBTITLE (instant replay/ instant advance) - RW - RW...

  • Page 61: Adjusting The Picture Quality

    Notes • Angles and subtitles cannot be changed with titles recorded on this recorder. • Slideshows made with a DVD camcorder can only be played. Other play functions, such as fast forward, cannot be used. Notes on playing DTS sound tracks on a •...

  • Page 62: Adjusting The Delay Between The Picture And Sound (av Sync)

    Notes • If the outlines of the images on your screen become blurred, set “BNR” and/or “MNR” to “Off.” • Depending on the disc or the scene being played, the above BNR, MNR, or FNR effects may be hard to discern. And, these functions may not work with some screen sizes.

  • Page 63: Simultaneous Rec And Play

    Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording (Chasing Playback) - RW “Chasing Playback” allows you to view the recorded part of a programme while the recording is being made. You do not need to wait until the recording finishes. Press OPTIONS while recording to select “Chasing Playback,”...

  • Page 64: Searching For A Title/chapter/track, Etc

    Searching for a Title/ Chapter/Track, etc. - RW Video DATA DVD DATA CD You can search a disc by title, chapter, scene or track. As titles and tracks are assigned individual numbers, select the title or track by entering its number. You can also search for a scene using the time code.

  • Page 65: Playing Mp3 Audio Tracks Or Jpeg Image Files

    Playing MP3 Audio Tracks or JPEG Image Files DATA DVD DATA CD You can play MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD- Rs/CD-RWs) or JPEG image files on DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/ DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs). AUDIO Insert a disc. See “1.

  • Page 66: About Mp3 Audio Tracks And Jpeg Image Files

    About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image 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 and JPEG image files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or JPEG image files on DATA DVDs (DVD- ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/...

  • Page 67: About Playback Order Of Albums, Tracks, And Files

    About playback order of albums, tracks, and files Albums play in the following order: Structure of disc contents Tree 1 Tree 2 Tree 3 Tree 4 ROOT Album MP3 audio track/ JPEG image file When you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD and press H, the numbered tracks (or files) are played sequentially, from 1 through 7.

  • Page 68: Before Editing, 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 video cameras cannot be edited on this recorder.

  • Page 69: Erasing And Editing A Title

    To open up disc space To open up disc space on a DVD+RW or DVD-RW (Video mode), erase the title with the largest number in the title list. Largest title number For the HDD and DVD-RWs (VR mode), you can erase any title. For DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs, the available disc space does not increase even if you erase titles.

  • Page 70: Erasing Multiple Titles (erase Titles), Erasing A Section Of A Title (a-b Erase)

    “Divide”: Divides a title into two titles (page 71). “Set Thumbnail”: Changes the title’s thumbnail picture that appears in the Title List (page 27). “Make a Playlist”: Adds the entire title to the Playlist title as one scene (page 74). z Hints •...

  • Page 71: Dividing A Title (divide)

    Press ENTER if point A is correct. If point A is incorrect, select point A using c/C, and press ENTER. The display for setting point B appears. Select point B using press ENTER. Playback pauses. Press ENTER if point B is correct. If point B is incorrect, select point B using c/C, and press ENTER.

  • Page 72: Creating Chapters Manually, Creating And Editing A Playlist

    Creating chapters manually - RW You can manually insert a chapter mark at any point you like during playback. Press CHAPTER MARK at the point where you want to divide the title into chapters. Each time you press the button, “Marking ...” appears on the screen and the scenes to the left and right of the mark become separate chapters.

  • Page 73

    Select “Select,” and press ENTER. Select the title you want to include in the Playlist title, and press ENTER. The display for setting the start point (IN) appears. The title starts to play. • To return to the beginning of the title, press X and then press ..

  • Page 74: Moving A Playlist Title (change Order), Combining Multiple Playlist Titles (combine)

    To add the entire title to the Playlist title as one scene (Make a Playlist) Press TITLE LIST. If the Title List (Playlist) appears, press ,. Select the title and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. Select “Make a Playlist,” and press ENTER.

  • Page 75: Dividing A Playlist Title (divide)

    Note When the number of chapters in the title to be combined exceeds the limit, the chapters at the end are combined into a single chapter. Dividing a Playlist title (Divide) - RW You can divide a Playlist title. For operations, see page 71.

  • Page 76: Before Dubbing, About "dub Mode, Dubbing (hdd Y Dvd)

    Dubbing (HDD y DVD) Before Dubbing - RW Video 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 select to dub one title at a time (Title Dubbing –...

  • Page 77

    Required times for High-speed Dubbing from HDD to DVD (for 60-minute programme) Speed High- High- High- speed speed Rec. speed DVD- DVD+ mode DVD-R Approx. Approx. Approx. 10 min. 10 min. 8 min. Approx. Approx. Approx. 6 min. 6 min. 5 min.

  • Page 78

    Rec Mode Conversion Dubbing - RW Allows you to dub from the HDD to a DVD or vice versa, in a dubbing mode that differs from the original recordings. For example, when you dub an HQ title (data size is large) in SP mode, you can reduce the data size, saving more titles using less space.

  • Page 79: Dubbing, Dubbing A Single Title (title Dubbing)

    Dubbing - RW - RW Video Video Dubbing a single title (Title Dubbing) Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to or from. Press HDD or DVD to select the source. Press TITLE LIST. Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if necessary.

  • Page 80: Dubbing Multiple Titles (dub Selected Titles)

    Dubbing multiple titles (Dub Selected Titles) A maximum of 30 selected titles can be dubbed at once. Insert the DVD that you are going to dub to or from. Press HDD or DVD to select the source. Press TITLE LIST. Press </, to switch the Title Lists, if necessary.

  • Page 81

    To stop dubbing Press OPTIONS to select “Stop Dubbing,” and press ENTER. When asked for confirmation, select “OK,” and press ENTER. When dubbing (Move) is stopped partway, no part of the title will be moved to the dubbing target. However, note that this will decrease the free disc space for DVD+Rs/ DVD-Rs.

  • Page 82: Before Dv Dubbing, Preparing For Dv Dubbing, Dv Dubbing

    If you select DVD, insert a disc (see “1. Inserting a Disc” on page 24). Insert the source DV/Digital8 format tape into your digital video camera. For the recorder to record or edit, your digital video camera must be set to video playback mode. DVD recorder...

  • Page 83

    Press INPUT SELECT on the remote repeatedly to select “DV.” The front panel display changes as follows: programme position Press REC MODE on the remote repeatedly to select the recording mode. The recording mode changes as follows: For details about the recording mode, see page 44.

  • Page 84: Recording An Entire Dv Format Tape (one Touch Dubbing)

    Recording an Entire DV Format Tape (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 digital video camera for the whole process, and completes the recording.

  • Page 85: Program Edit

    Program Edit - RW - RW Video Video You can select scenes from a DV/Digital8 format tape, and then automatically record selected scenes to the HDD or a DVD. To use this function, do the following: Connect your digital video camera and prepare for recording Select and edit the scenes you want to dub Using the recorder’s remote control, fast...

  • Page 86

    When you finish adding scenes, press The scene list is displayed. A Total duration of the scene B Total number of scenes C Scene information block Select the scene information block you want to edit using </,, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears.

  • Page 87: Clock And Language Settings (basic), Clock, Language, Settings And Adjustments

    Settings and Adjustments Clock and Language Settings (Basic) The “Basic” setup helps you to make clock and language settings for the recorder. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER. Select “Basic,” and press ENTER. The options for “Basic”...

  • Page 88: Digital Tv Settings (dtv Settings), Favourites, Parental Lock

    Digital TV settings (DTV Settings) The “DTV Settings” setup enables you to take full advantage of Digital TV Broadcasting services such as favourites channels setting or to prevent children’s viewing unsuitable channels and programmes. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select “SETUP,”...

  • Page 89

    To lock channels Once the “Parental Lock” menu is displayed, select “Lock Programmes,” and press ENTER. All available TV channels are displayed. Press TV/RADIO to display either the TV or Radio channels. The Radio mode is indicated by the presence of a Radio icon display.

  • Page 90: Tuning

    Tuning The “Tuning” display allows you to tune your recorder automatically or to hide unused or unwanted programmes and also change the order of the programmes on display. Select “Tuning” in “DTV Settings,” and press ENTER. Auto Tune This option enables you to capture and store automatically all available channels.

  • Page 91: Technical Information

    Restoration of hidden programmes Hidden channels are identified by an next to the programme number. In step 3 above press M/m to select the channel you want to restore, then press ENTER. icon next to the programme number disappears. z Hints •...

  • Page 92: Video Settings (video)

    Press M/m to select “Off,” and press ENTER. Notes • Sony recommend that you always leave this option set to “On.” • To receive the upgrade, the unit must be powered on. It will take up to 30 minutes to upgrade the unit.

  • Page 93

    16 : 9 4:3 Letter Box 4:3 Pan Scan Note Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa. Component Out Selects whether or not to output video signals from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. Outputs the component video signals.

  • Page 94

    Notes • If your TV does not accept S-video or RGB signals, no picture appears on the TV screen even if you select “S Video” or “RGB.” See the instructions supplied with your TV. • You cannot select “RGB” when “Component Out”...

  • Page 95: Audio Settings (audio)

    Audio Settings (Audio) The “Audio” setup allows you to adjust the sound according to the playback and connection conditions. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER. Select “Audio,” and press ENTER. The “Audio” setup appears with the following options.

  • Page 96

    • MPEG (DVD VIDEOs only) Selects the type of MPEG audio signal. Select this when the recorder is connected to an audio component without a built-in MPEG decoder. If you play MPEG audio sound tracks, the recorder outputs stereo signals via the DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) jack.

  • Page 97: Recording Settings (recording)

    Recording Settings (Recording) The “Recording” setup allows you to adjust recording settings. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select “SETUP,” and press ENTER. Select “Recording,” and press ENTER. The “Recording” setup appears with the following options. The default settings are underlined.

  • Page 98: Disc Settings (dvd)

    TV Direct Rec. (HDD/DVD+RW/DVD-RW/ DVD+R/DVD-R only) Allows you to easily record what you are watching on the TV using SMARTLINK. Turns off the TV Direct Rec function. Synchro Rec. Selects the recording destination used for Synchro-Recording (page 55). Record to Records to the HDD.

  • Page 99

    Enter your four-digit password using the number buttons, then select “OK” and press ENTER. Select “Standard,” and press ENTER. The selection items for “Standard” are displayed. Select a geographic area as the playback limitation level, and press ENTER. The area is selected. •...

  • Page 100: Remote Control Settings/factory Settings (others)

    Changes the Command Mode of the recorder if other DVD equipment is assigned the same Command Mode. For details, see “If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder” on page 18. Password You can set or modify the password that gives access to the “Parental Control”...

  • Page 101: Easy Setup (resetting The Recorder)

    Factory Setup Allows you to select the setup settings by group, and return them to their default settings. Note that all of your previous settings will be lost. Select “Factory Setup” in “Others,” and press , or ENTER. The display for selecting a group of settings appears.

  • Page 102: Troubleshooting, 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 103

    The picture is breaking up. , The signal strength is low. , Check aerial installation. TV programme pictures are distorted. , Reorient the TV aerial. , Adjust the picture (see the TV’s instruction manual). , Place the recorder and TV farther apart. , Place the TV and any bunched aerial cables farther apart.

  • Page 104

    An alternate audio track cannot be recorded or played. , When recording from connected equipment, set “Line Audio Input” in OPTIONS menu to “Bilingual” (page 57). , Multilingual tracks (main and sub) cannot be recorded on DVD+RWs, DVD-RWs (Video mode), DVD+Rs, or DVD-Rs (Video mode).

  • Page 105

    The angles cannot be changed. , Multi-angles are not recorded on the DVD VIDEO being played. , You are trying to change the angles when “ ” does not appear in the front panel display (page 58). , The DVD VIDEO prohibits changing angles.

  • Page 106

    Recording from the equipment with a timer Nothing was recorded even though you set the Synchro-Rec setting correctly. , You forgot to turn off the connected equipment. Turn off the connected equipment and set the recorder to Synchro- Rec standby mode (page 55). , The recorder was not set to the Synchro- Recording standby mode.

  • Page 107: Remote Control

    The disc tray does not open and “TRAY LOCKED” appears in the front panel display. , Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The disc tray does not open and you cannot remove the disc after you press Z (open/close).

  • Page 108: Self-diagnosis Function (when Letters/numbers Appear In The Display)

    C 13 There is a problem in the HDD. , Contact your nearest Sony dealer or local authorized service facility. The DVD is dirty. , Clean the disc with a soft cloth. C 31 The DVD/CD is not inserted correctly.

  • Page 109: 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 110: Specifications

    Specifications System Laser: Semiconductor laser Transmission standards: DVB-T Channel coverage: UHF: B21 to B69 The above channel coverage merely ensures the channel reception within these ranges. It does not guarantee the ability to receive signals in all circumstances. Aerial out: 75-ohm asymmetrical aerial socket Timer: Clock: Quartz locked/Timer indication: 24-hour cycle (digital)/...

  • Page 111: About

    About the name “i.LINK” i.LINK is a more familiar term for 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 112: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages in parentheses. Remote A HDD button (24) DVD button (24) B [/1 (on/standby) button (20) C Z (open/close) button (24) D PROG (programme) +/– buttons (24) The + button has a tactile dot E Number buttons (48 The number 5 button has a tactile dot F INPUT SELECT button (57, 82)

  • Page 113: Front Panel

    Front panel A [/1 (on/standby) button (20) B Front panel display (114) C Disc tray (24) D A (open/close) button (24) E TIMER REC indicator (45) SYNCHRO REC indicator (55) F H (play) button (58) G x (stop) button (58) (remote sensor) (17) I z REC button (24) J x REC STOP button (24)

  • Page 114: Front Panel Display, Rear Panel

    Front panel display SMARTLINK VCD TV A HDD/DVD indicators Displays the selected media and the playing/recording status. B Dubbing direction indicator C SMARTLINK indicator (14) * Displays DATA CDs as “CD.” z Hint You can turn off the front panel display when the recorder is turned off by setting “Dimmer” to “Save Power”...

  • Page 115: Language Code List, Area Code

    Language Code List For details, see page 87. The language spellings conform to the ISO 639: 1988 (E/F) standard. Code Language Code Language 1027 Afar 1183 Irish 1028 Abkhazian 1186 Scots Gaelic 1032 Afrikaans 1194 Galician 1039 Amharic 1196 Guarani 1044 Arabic 1203 Gujarati 1045 Assamese...

  • Page 116

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics 16:9 20 4:3 Letter Box 20 4:3 Pan Scan 20 “48kHz/96kHz PCM” 96 “A-B Erase” 70 Adjusting playback picture 61 playback sound 62 recording picture 51 Aerial 12 Album 29 Album number 29 “Album Search”...

  • Page 117

    DVD+R 8 DVD+RW 8 DVD-R 8 DVD-RAM 10 DVD-RW 8 Easy Setup 20 Editing 68 DV Edit 82 Enter characters 31 Viewing a list of available channels 37 Viewing programmes related to a specific category 38 “Erase” 69 Erase all titles 70 “Erase Titles”...

  • Page 118

    “Protect Disc” 33 Protection disc 33 title 69 Quick guide to disc types 8 Quick Timer 50 Rear panel 114 REC 25 REC STOP 25 “Rec. Mode” 51 “Rec. Mode Adjust” 46 “Rec. NR” 51 “Rec. Settings” 51 “Rec. Video Equalizer” 51 Recordable discs 8 “Recording”...

  • Page 120

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