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Sony 3-213-480-12(1) Operating Instructions Manual

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Video Cassette 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-VX450
© 2007 Sony Corporation
PAL
3-213-480-12(1)GB

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    Video Cassette 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-VX450 © 2007 Sony Corporation 3-213-480-12(1)GB...

  • 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 Hz.

  • Page 3: Precautions

    TV for an extended period of time you risk permanent damage to your television screen. Plasma display panels and projection televisions are especially susceptible to this. If you have any questions or problems concerning your recorder, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. ,continued...

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    About this manual • Instructions in this manual describe the controls on the remote. You can also use the controls on the recorder if they have the same or similar names as those on the remote. • The on-screen display illustrations used in this manual may not match the graphics displayed on your TV screen.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

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

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    DVD Editing ..........60 Before Editing .

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    Additional Information ........112 Troubleshooting ........... . 112 Notes About This Recorder .

  • Page 8: What Is A Video Cassette Recorder/dvd Recorder

    What is a Video Cassette Recorder/DVD Recorder? This is a DVD recorder with built-in VHS video deck, and allows recording/playback of DVD discs and VHS tapes. DVD editing is also possible. Recording and timer recording Record TV programmes on a DVD or VHS tape, either manually or using the timer.

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    Creating your own programme - Playlist Record a programme on a DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode), then erase, move, or add scenes as you like without changing the original contents. Original Playlist Operation restrictions Current Operation Playing a VHS tape Recording on a VHS tape Playing a DVD Recording on a DVD...

  • Page 10: How To Use The On-screen Menus

    How to Use the On-Screen Menus The following three displays are mainly used to operate this recorder. Once you become familiar with the basic operations, you will find the recorder easy to use. SYSTEM MENU O RETURN System Menu The System Menu appears when you press SYSTEM MENU, and provides entries to all of the recorder’s main functions, such as timer recording and setup.

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    Sub-menu The sub-menu appears when you select an item from a list menu (e.g., a title from the Title List menu), and press ENTER. The sub-menu displays options applicable only to the selected item. The displayed options differ depending on the situation and disc type.

  • Page 12: Hookups And Settings

    Hookups and Settings Hooking Up the Recorder Follow steps 1 to 7 to hook up and adjust the settings of the recorder. Notes • Plug cords securely to prevent unwanted noise. • See the instructions supplied with the components to be connected.

  • Page 13: Step 2: Connecting The Aerial Cable

    Step 2: Connecting the Aerial Cable Connect the aerial cable by following the steps below. Do not connect the mains lead until you reach “Step 5: Connecting the Mains Lead” (page 20). VCR-DVD recorder : Signal flow Disconnect the aerial cable from your TV and connect it to AERIAL IN on the rear panel of the recorder.

  • Page 14: Step 3: Connecting To Your Tv

    Step 3: Connecting to Your TV Connecting to the LINE 2 OUT jacks Connect the supplied audio/video cord to the LINE 2 OUT (VIDEO/AUDIO L/R) jacks of the recorder. To enjoy higher quality images, connect an S video cord (not supplied) instead of the yellow (video) plug. When using this connection, be sure to connect the audio cord to the LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R) jacks.

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    Connecting to the SCART jack Connect to the LINE 1-TV jack using a SCART cord (not supplied). Be sure to make the connections firmly to avoid hum and noise. See the operating instructions supplied with the TV to be connected. When you use this connection, select “Video”...

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    If your TV has an HDMI input jack Connect the HDMI* OUT jack using a certified HDMI cord (not supplied). You will enjoy high quality picture and sound. The HDMI indicator lights up on the front panel when the recorder outputs signals through the HDMI OUT jack.

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    If your TV has component video input jacks Connect to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks using a component video cord (not supplied) or three video cords (not supplied) of the same kind and length. You will enjoy accurate colour reproduction and high quality images.

  • Page 18: Step 4: Connecting To Your Av Amplifier (receiver)

    Step 4: Connecting to Your AV Amplifier (Receiver) Select one of the following patterns A or B, according to the input jack on your AV amplifier (receiver). This will enable you to listen to sound through your AV amplifier (receiver). When you use this connection, select the type of jack you are using in step 16 of Easy Setup (page 23).

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    A Connecting to audio L/R jacks This connection uses a stereo amplifier’s (receiver’s) two front speakers for sound. You can enjoy the surround function that creates virtual speakers from two stereo speakers. Select “Surround1,” “Surround2,” or “Surround3” in “Surround” of “Audio” setup (page 106). Surround 1 Surround 2 Surround 3...

  • Page 20: Step 5: Connecting The Mains Lead

    Notes • If the supplied remote interferes your other Sony DVD recorder or player, change the command mode number for this recorder (page 22). • Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage and corrosion.

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    Code numbers of controllable TVs TV/VIDEO 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 Aiwa Grundig TV "/1 TV t Hitachi TV PROG +/–...

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    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 7: Easy Setup.”...

  • Page 23: Step 7: Easy Setup

    To check the command mode for the recorder Press x (stop) on the recorder when the recorder is turned off. The command mode for the recorder appears in the front panel display. If the command mode for the recorder has not been changed, set the command mode for the remote to the default setting of DVD3.

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    Switch the input selector on your TV so that the signal from the recorder appears on your TV screen. “Initial settings necessary to operate the DVD recorder will be made. You can change them later using setup.” appears. • If this message does not appear, select “Easy Setup”...

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    Press ENTER. The setup display for the component out jacks appears. Select whether or not to use the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. Select “On” if you are using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. Otherwise, select “Off.” Press ENTER. The setup display for selecting the type of video signal output from the i LINE 1-TV jack appears.

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    Press ENTER when “Finish” appears. Easy Setup is finished. All connections and setup operations are complete. Easy Setup No Disc Easy Setup is finished. Finish To return to the previous display Press O RETURN. z Hints • If your AV amplifier (receiver) has an MPEG audio decoder, set “Digital Out”...

  • Page 27: Connecting Another Vcr Or Similar Device

    Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device When you connect additional equipment to this recorder, be sure to connect the mains lead only after all connections are complete (page 20). See also the instruction manual supplied with the connected equipment. To record on this recorder, select an input source (LINE 2 or LINE 3) to match the jack you connected to. See “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer”...

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    Connecting to the LINE 3/DECODER jack Connect another VCR or similar recording device to the LINE 3/DECODER jack using a SCART cord (not supplied). When you turn on the connected equipment, the recorder automatically sends the signal from the equipment to the TV without turning itself on. to SCART input VCR-DVD recorder Notes...

  • Page 29: Connecting To A Satellite Or Digital Tuner

    Connecting to a Satellite or Digital Tuner Connect a satellite or digital tuner to this recorder using the LINE 3/DECODER jack. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the tuner. When you turn on the tuner, the recorder automatically sends the signal from the tuner to the TV without turning itself on.

  • Page 30: Quick Guide To Disc Types

    Quick Guide to Disc Types Recordable and Playable Discs Disc Disc Type Logo DVD+RW mode DVD- Video mode DVD+R DVD+R DL mode DVD- Video mode Usable disc versions (as of April 2007) • 8×-speed or slower DVD+RWs • 6×-speed or slower DVD-RWs (Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2 with CPRM •...

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    Recording Features Editing Features Change Auto Rewrite Title Chapter (page 71) Name (page 51) (page 64) CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) is a coding technology that protects copyrights for images. Unused DVD-RWs are automatically formatted according to the setting of “Format DVD-RW” in “Features”...

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    12 cm/8 cm discs Disc Type DVD+RW VR mode DVD-RW Video mode VR mode DVD-R Video mode DVD+R Discs that cannot be recorded on • 8 cm discs • DVD-RAMs 12 cm Playback Recording Playback 8 cm Recording — — —...

  • Page 33: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs Disc Type Disc Logo DVD VIDEO VIDEO CD DATA CD DATA DVD — 8 cm DVD+RW/ — DVD-RW/DVD-R “DVD VIDEO” and “CD” logos are trademarks. * A logical format of files and folders on DATA-CDs, defined by ISO (International Organization for Standardization).

  • Page 34

    Note on playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/ VIDEO CDs Some playback operations of DVD VIDEOs/ VIDEO CDs may be intentionally set by software producers. Since this recorder plays DVD VIDEOs/VIDEO CDs according to the disc contents the software producers designed, some playback features may not be available.

  • Page 35: Dvd Playback

    DVD Playback Playing Discs - RW - RW Video DATA CD TOP MENU MENU Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder. Press Z (open/close), and place a disc on the disc tray. Playback side facing down Press Z to close the disc tray. Wait until “LOAD”...

  • Page 36: Playback Options

    Playback Options Button Operation (open/close) Stops playing and opens the disc tray. AUDIO Selects one of the audio tracks recorded on the disc when pressed repeatedly. - RW language. SUBTITLE Selects a subtitle language when pressed repeatedly. ANGLE Selects an angle when pressed repeatedly. If various angles (multi-angles) for a scene are recorded on the disc, “...

  • Page 37

    Button Operation ./> • Goes to the beginning of the current or next title/chapter/ (previous/next) scene/track and starts playback when pressed during playback. • Goes to the beginning of the previous title/chapter/scene/ track when . is pressed within three seconds after starting a title/chapter/scene/track.

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    Notes on playing DVDs with a DTS soundtrack DTS audio signals are output only through the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL or OPTICAL)/HDMI OUT jack. When you play a DVD with DTS soundtracks, set “Digital Out” – “DTS” to “On” in the “Audio” setup (page 105).

  • Page 39: Playing A Title From The Title List

    Locking the recorder (Child Lock) You can lock all of the buttons on the recorder so that the settings are not cancelled by mistake. With the recorder turned on and stopped, hold down x (stop) on the recorder for more than ten seconds.

  • Page 40: Searching For A Title/chapter/track, Etc

    C Title information: Displays the title number, title name, recording date, and recording mode. “ ” indicates a protected title, while “ ” indicates unprotected. D Clock Select the title, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. Select “Play,” and press ENTER. Playback starts from the selected title on the disc.

  • Page 41: Playing Mp3 Audio Tracks And Jpeg Image Files

    Press ENTER. The recorder starts playback from the selected point. To turn off the display, press OPTIONS. Notes • Depending on the disc, you may not be able to use the OPTIONS menu to search for a title/chapter/track, or enter the time code for a playback point. •...

  • Page 42: Playing Jpeg Image Files

    Music Press ENTER : Photo Music menu for this disc. If you insert a DATA CD/DATA DVD containing only MP3 audio tracks, the “Music” display appears. Go to step 4. Select “Music,” and press ENTER. The “Music” display appears. Select an album, and press ENTER. Music MP3_001 Prev Directory...

  • Page 43

    : Rotates the image (page 43). : Zooms the image (page 43). Press OPTIONS to turn on/off the menu icons. To play the slide show Press </, to select “ ENTER. The “Slideshow Speed” menu appears. “ ”: Slow “ ”: Normal “...

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    About MP3 audio tracks and JPEG image files MP3 is audio compression technology that satisfies the ISO/IEC MPEG regulations. JPEG is image compression technology. You can play back DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD- Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/ DVD+RWs/DVD-RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-Rs) recorded in MP3 (MPEG1 Audio Layer 3) and JPEG format.

  • Page 45: Playing Divx ® Video Files

    ® Playing DivX Video Files DATA CD DATA DVD You can play DivX video files on DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/ DVD-Rs). z Hint To play a disc containing MP3 audio tracks or JPEG image files, see “Playing MP3 Audio Tracks and JPEG Image Files”...

  • Page 46

    About DivX video files ® DivX is a video file compression technology, developed by DivXNetworks, Inc. This product is an official DivX product. You can play DATA CDs (CD-ROMs/CD-Rs/ CD-RWs) or DATA DVDs (DVD-ROMs/ DVD+RWs/DVD+Rs/DVD-RWs/DVD-Rs) that contain DivX video files. However, the discs must be recorded according to ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2 or Joliet format and DATA DVDs of Universal Disk Format (UDF) for the recorder to recognize...

  • Page 47: Displaying The Playing Time And Play Information

    Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information - RW - RW Video DATA CD DATA DVD You can check disc information, such as playing time, recording mode, and remaining disc space. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY. The information display appears. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: Disc and tape information/date and time Disc information only...

  • Page 48: Dvd Recording

    DVD Recording Before Recording Before you start recording… • This recorder can record on various discs types. Select the disc type according to your needs (page 30). • Check that the disc has enough available space for the recording (page 47). For DVD+RWs or DVD-RWs, you can free up disc space by erasing titles (page 61).

  • Page 49: Unrecordable Pictures

    Recording stereo and bilingual programmes The recorder automatically receives and records stereo and bilingual programmes based on the NICAM system. A DVD-RW (VR mode) and DVD-R (VR mode) can record both main and sub sounds. Press the AUDIO button to switch between main and sub when playing the disc.

  • Page 50: Dvd Recording Without The Timer

    DVD Recording Without the Timer - RW - RW Video DISPLAY z REC Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder. Press Z (open/close), and place a recordable disc on the disc tray. Recording side facing down Press Z to close the disc tray. Wait until “LOAD”...

  • Page 51

    Notes • Recording may not start immediately after z REC is pressed. • You cannot change the recording mode during recording or recording pause. • If there is a power failure, the programme you are recording may be erased. • You cannot change the programme position or input source during recording.

  • Page 52: Dvd Timer Recording (standard/video Plus+)

    DVD Timer Recording (Standard/VIDEO Plus+) - RW - RW Video You can set the timer for a total of 12 programmes together with DVD and VCR timer recording, up to one month in advance. Note that the maximum continuous recording time for a single title is 12 hours.

  • Page 53

    F “Mode”: Selects the recording mode (page 48). To use the Rec Mode Adjust function (page 53), select “AUTO.” G “PDC/VPS”: Sets the PDC/VPS function. See “About the PDC/VPS function” (page 53). • If you make a mistake, select the item and change the setting.

  • Page 54: Recording Tv Programmes Using The

    Notes • To record a satellite programme, turn on the satellite tuner and select the satellite programme you want to record. Leave the satellite tuner turned on until the recorder finishes recording. If you connect equipment with a timer function, you can use the Synchro Rec function (page 55).

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

    The c indicator lights up in the front panel display, and the recorder is ready to start recording. If the c indicator flashes in the front panel display, check that a recordable disc is inserted and that there is enough disc space for the recording.

  • Page 56

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode. The display changes on the TV screen as follows: For details about the recording mode, see page 48. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select “Setup,” and press ENTER. Select “Features,”...

  • Page 57: Changing Or Cancelling Dvd Timer Settings (timer List)

    Changing or Cancelling DVD Timer Settings (Timer List) - RW - RW Video You can change or cancel timer settings using the Timer List menu. SYSTEM MENU O RETURN Press SYSTEM MENU. The System Menu appears. Select “Timer,” and press ENTER. Select “Timer List,”...

  • Page 58: Recording From Connected Equipment Without A Timer

    Notes • Even when correctly set, the programme may not be recorded if another recording is underway, or other prioritized timer setting overlaps. For priority, see page 53. • You cannot change the timer settings for a recording currently underway. •...

  • Page 59

    Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode. The display changes on the TV screen as follows: For details about the recording mode, see page 48. Select the line input audio. Set “Line Audio Input” to “Stereo” or “Bilingual” in the “Audio” setup (page 106). Insert the source tape into the connected equipment and set to playback pause.

  • Page 60: Dvd Editing

    DVD Editing Before Editing This recorder offers various edit options for various disc types. Before you edit, check the disc type in the front panel display, and select the option available for your disc (page 30). Notes • You may lose the edited contents if you remove the disc or a timer recording starts while editing.

  • Page 61: Editing A Title

    z Hint You can switch the Title List to show original or Playlist. While the Title List menu is turned on, press ORIGINAL/ PLAYLIST repeatedly. Notes • You cannot protect Playlist titles. • If a message appears and indicates that the disc’s control information is full, erase unnecessary titles.

  • Page 62

    Select an option, and press ENTER. You can select from the following: “Title Erase”: Erases the selected title. Select “OK” when asked for confirmation. “Chapter Erase” : Allows you to select a chapter in the title and erase it (see below). “Protect”...

  • Page 63

    Erasing a section of a title (A-B Erase) - RW You can select a section (scene) within a title and erase it. Note that erasing scenes from original titles cannot be undone. Press TITLE LIST. When editing a DVD-RW (VR mode) or DVD-R (VR mode), press ORIGINAL/ PLAYLIST to switch to the “Title List (Original),”...

  • Page 64: Changing The Name Of A Title

    Press ENTER at the point where you want to divide the title. You can use H, > and X to find the point. At the point you want to select, press H or X, and press ENTER. “Divide” is selected. Divide Title (Original) Start 00:00:00 00:00:10...

  • Page 65: Creating A Playlist

    Select the character you want to enter using M/m/</, and press ENTER. The selected character appears in the input row. You can only enter characters and symbols that are displayed. • To change the cursor position, select the input row using M, and press </,. •...

  • Page 66

    Select “Edit,” and press ENTER. Edit Title List Create Playlist Edit Playlist Timer Edit Dubbing Disc Setting Setup Select “Create Playlist,” and press ENTER. The display for creating a Playlist appears. “Start” is selected. Create Playlist Start 00:00:00 00:00:07 Playlist No.01 End 00:00:00 --.---.---- --:-- Press ENTER at the start point.

  • Page 67: Editing A Playlist

    Editing a Playlist - RW You can edit Playlist titles or scenes within them, without changing the actual recordings. SYSTEM MENU O RETURN ./> Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Title List (Original) Title List Press ENTER :...

  • Page 68

    “Modify”: Allows you to change the start and end point of a scene (page 68). “Move”: Allows you to change scene order (page 69). “Add”: Allows you to add other scenes before a selected scene (page 69). “Copy”: Allows you to copy a scene (page 70).

  • Page 69

    The “Edit Scene” display appears. Select the scene you want to modify, and press ENTER. Select “Modify,” and press ENTER. “Start” is selected. Modify Scene No.01 Start 00:00:00 00:00:07 Playlist No.01 End 00:00:00 02.May.2007 03:25 Press ENTER at the start point. You can use H, >...

  • Page 70

    Select “Add,” and press ENTER. “Start” is selected. Start 00:00:00 00:00:07 Playlist No.01 End 00:00:00 02.May.2007 03:25 Press ENTER at the start point. You can use H, > and X to find the point. At the point you want to select, press H or X, and press ENTER.

  • Page 71: Formatting/renaming/protecting A Disc

    Formatting/Renaming/ Protecting a Disc - RW - RW Video The “Disc Setting” display allows you to check the disc information or change the disc name. Depending on the disc type, you can also format or set protection. SYSTEM MENU O RETURN Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder.

  • Page 72

    z Hints • You can set protection for individual titles (page 61). • By reformatting, you can change the recording format on DVD-RWs, or record again on DVD-RWs (Video mode) that have been finalised. Notes • You can label a disc using up to 32 characters; however, the name may not display on other DVD equipment.

  • Page 73: Vcr Playback

    VCR Playback Playing a VHS Tape DISPLAY CLEAR Press VIDEO to operate the VCR. Insert a tape. Playback starts automatically if you insert a tape with its safety tab removed. Press H (play). The front panel display shows the playing time.

  • Page 74

    Adjusting the picture (tracking) You can manually adjust tracking if the recording quality is too poor to be remedied by the VCR’s automatic tracking (a tracking meter appears during the automatic tracking). Press TRACKING +/–. The tracking meter appears. Press TRACKING +/– repeatedly until the distortion disappears.

  • Page 75: Playback Options

    Playback Options Button Operation • Fast reverses or fast forwards when pressed during stop mode. (fast reverse/fast When you hold down during fast reverse or fast forward, you can view the picture. forward) • Plays at high speed when briefly pressed during playback. When you hold down the button during playback, the high-speed play continues until you release the button.

  • Page 76: Searching Using Various Functions

    Searching Using Various Functions The VCR automatically marks the tape with an index signal at the point where each recording begins. You can easily find a specific point using various search functions. Note During DVD recording, you cannot use VCR search functions.

  • Page 77: Displaying The Playing Time And Play Information

    Displaying the Playing Time and Play Information You can check playback information, such as elapsed or remaining time, recording mode, etc., on the TV screen. DISPLAY Press DISPLAY during playback. The information display appears. Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows: Tape and disc information/Date and time Tape information only...

  • Page 78

    How sound is recorded on a video tape The VCR records sound onto two separate tracks. Hi-fi audio is recorded onto the main track along with the picture. Monaural sound is recorded onto the normal audio track along the edge of the tape. Monaural sound Normal audio track Hi-fi audio track...

  • Page 79: Vcr Recording

    VCR Recording Before Recording Before you start recording… • This VCR records in VHS format. • Check that the tape is longer than the recording time (page 77). Notes • Timer recordings cannot be made if the recorder is turned on (page 81). The recorder automatically turns off after a recording has finished.

  • Page 80: Vcr Recording Without The Timer

    VCR Recording Without the Timer DISPLAY z REC Press VIDEO to operate the VCR. Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Press PROG +/– or INPUT repeatedly to select the programme position or input source you want to record. Press REC MODE repeatedly to select the recording mode, “SP”...

  • Page 81: Vcr Timer Recording (standard/video Plus+)

    “ ” and “OTR” light up, and the remaining recording time appears in the front panel display. When the time counter reaches “0:00,” the recorder stops recording and turns off. To cancel the Quick Timer Press z REC repeatedly until the counter appears in the front panel display.

  • Page 82

    Press TIMER. Timer – Standard No Rec To Date Start No.01 04/15 09:00 10:00 04/30 09:15 09:45 Media Date Start --/-- --:-- --:-- Today --/-- --:-- --:-- --/-- --:-- --:-- VIDEO Plus+ --/-- --:-- --:-- • If the Timer programming (VIDEO Plus+) menu appears, press <...

  • Page 83

    About the PDC/VPS function PDC/VPS signals are transmitted with TV programmes in some broadcast systems. These signals ensure that timer recordings are made regardless of any broadcast delays, early starts, or broadcast interruptions. ◆To use the PDC/VPS function Set “PDC/VPS” to “On” in step 4 above. The recorder starts scanning the channel before the timer recording starts.

  • Page 84

    Press ENTER. The date, start and stop times, programme position, recording mode, PDC/VPS setting (page 83), etc. appear. Timer – Standard Date Start Media Stop No.01 04/15 09:00 10:00 04/30 09:15 09:45 Media Date Start --/-- --:-- --:-- 15/04 --/-- --:-- --:-- --/--...

  • Page 85: Recording From Connected Equipment With A Timer (synchro Rec)

    Recording From Connected Equipment With a Timer (Synchro Rec) You can set the recorder to automatically record programmes from connected equipment that has a timer function (such as a satellite tuner). Connect the equipment to the LINE 3/DECODER jack on the rear of the recorder (page 29).

  • Page 86: Changing Or Cancelling Vcr Timer Settings (timer List)

    • The Synchro-Rec function does not work with some tuners. For details, see the tuner’s operating instructions. • During Synchro-Rec standby, the Auto Clock Set function (page 102) does not work. • After a recording has finished, the recorder enters the Synchro-Rec standby mode until the SYNCHRO REC indicator turns off.

  • Page 87

    Select the timer setting you want to change or cancel, and press ENTER. The sub-menu appears. Timer List Media Date Start Prog. Mode 15/04 09:00 10:00 Prog. 1 30/04 09:15 09:45 Prog. 2 --/-- --:-- --:-- ---- --/-- --:-- --:-- ---- --/-- --:--...

  • Page 88: Recording From Connected Equipment Without A Timer

    Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer You can record from a connected VCR or similar device. For connection details, see “Connecting Another VCR or Similar Device” on page 27. z REC Press VIDEO to operate the VCR. Insert a tape with its safety tab in place. Press INPUT repeatedly to select an input source according to the connection you made.

  • Page 89: Dubbing (tape Y Dvd)

    Dubbing (TAPE DVD) Dubbing From a VHS Tape to a DVD - RW - RW Video You can easily record (dub) a VHS tape to a disc. Before dubbing, make the necessary audio settings on the VCR. ◆How titles and chapters are created The recorder takes each recording on the VHS tape and automatically divides them into titles as they are dubbed to a disc.

  • Page 90: Dubbing From A Dvd To A Vhs Tape

    Notes • Dubbing cannot be made when: – using a non-recordable DVD. – using VHS software with copy guard functions. • Dubbing stops when: – the VHS tape reaches the end and stops. – the VHS video deck or the DVD deck is stopped. –...

  • Page 91

    Press TOP MENU or TITLE LIST to select a title. Start playing the DVD, and then press x (stop) or X (pause) at the point where you want to start dubbing. To select DVD sound, language, or subtitle, press AUDIO or SUBTITLE during playback (see page 36).

  • Page 92

    Select “Create Dubbing List,” and press ENTER. If you have performed Programme Dubbing before, the display asks for confirmation. To continue, select “Yes” and press ENTER. The display for selecting titles appears. Create Dubbing List No. Title Prog. 1 Prog. 2 Prog.

  • Page 93: Finalising A Disc (preparing A Disc For Playback On Other Equipment)

    z Hints • The brightness of the playback video may differ from that during normal DVD playback. • The DVD playback time may differ slightly from the VHS tape counter value. • The sound being played back (main, sub, etc.) is the dubbed sound.

  • Page 94

    SYSTEM MENU Press DVD to operate the DVD recorder. Insert a disc. Press SYSTEM MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. The System Menu appears. Select “Disc Setting,” and press ENTER. The “Disc Setting” display appears. Disc Setting Title List Disc Name Disc Protect Timer...

  • Page 95: Dv Dubbing (dv T Dvd)

    DV Dubbing (DV t DVD) Before DV Dubbing This section explains dubbing with a digital video camera via the DV IN jack on the front panel. If you want to dub by way of the LINE 2 IN jacks, see “Recording From Connected Equipment Without a Timer”...

  • Page 96: Dubbing From A Dv Format Tape To A Dvd

    Dubbing From a DV Format Tape to a DVD - RW - RW Video You can record a DV format tape onto a disc. The recorder controls the digital video camera. You can fast forward, rewind, play in slow motion, and stop the tape to select the scenes using the on- screen menu.

  • Page 97

    “Mix”: Records original and additional sounds. Select “Stereo 2” or “Mix” if you have added a second audio channel when recording with your digital video camera. For the details, see page 106. Select an option, and press ENTER. Press O RETURN twice. Select “Dubbing,”...

  • Page 98

    Dubbing an entire DV format tape to a DVD (One Touch Dubbing) - RW - RW Video You can record the entire contents of a DV format tape onto a disc with a single press of the ONE- TOUCH DUBBING button. The recorder controls the digital video camera for the whole process, and completes the recording.

  • Page 99: Settings And Adjustments

    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 displays are used in the following way. Note Playback settings stored on the disc take priority over the setup display settings, and not all of the functions...

  • Page 100: Aerial Reception Setting (tuner Preset)

    Some items display a dialogue box that requires additional settings. Example: When “Parental” in “Options” setup is selected. Create the password Title List Timer Create the password. Edit Dubbing Disc Setting Setup Select an option, and press ENTER. The currently selected option is displayed next to the setup item.

  • Page 101

    Example Manual Set Program Channel Tuner Audio NICAM Station Name Select an option and press ENTER. “Program”: Press M/m repeatedly to select the programme position (1 to 99) for the channel and press ENTER. “Channel”: Press M/m repeatedly to select the channel number you want to preset and press ENTER.

  • Page 102: Clock Setting (clock Set)

    Clock Setting (Clock Set) The “Clock Set” setup allows you to make clock settings for the recorder. Select “Clock Set” in the “Setup” display. Clock Set Title List Auto Adjust Present Time Timer Edit Dubbing Disc Setting Setup Auto Adjust Turns on the Auto Clock Set function when a channel in your local area broadcasts a time signal.

  • Page 103

    Note Depending on the disc, “4:3 Letter Box” may be selected automatically instead of “4:3 Pan Scan” or vice versa. HDMI Resolution Selects the type of video signals output from the HDMI OUT jack. When you select “Auto” (default), the recorder outputs video signals of the highest resolution acceptable for your TV.

  • Page 104: Audio Settings (audio)

    Component Out Selects whether or not to output video signals from the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT jacks. Outputs the component video signals. Select this when you want to view progressive signals. Outputs no signals. Notes • When you set “Line 1 Output” to “RGB,” you cannot set “Component Out”...

  • Page 105

    Note If you connect a component that does not accept the selected audio signal, a loud noise (or no sound) will come out from the speakers, and may affect your ears or cause speaker damage. ◆Dolby Digital (DVDs only) Selects the type of Dolby Digital signal. D-PCM Select this when the recorder is connected to an audio...

  • Page 106

    Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) (DVDs only) Makes the sound clear when the volume is turned down when playing a DVD that conforms to “Audio DRC.” This affects the output from the following jacks: – LINE 2 OUT (AUDIO L/R), AUDIO OUT L/R jacks –...

  • Page 107: Recording And Vcr Settings (features)

    z Hint When recording on a disc other than DVD-RWs (VR mode)/DVD-Rs (VR mode), select either sound track with the connected equipment before recording. Recording and VCR Settings (Features) The “Features” setup allows you to make various settings for recording and playback. Select “Features”...

  • Page 108

    VCR Function Press ENTER and select “Tape Length,” “Auto Play,” “Auto Repeat” or “Colour System.” ◆Tape Length E180 For E180 or shorter length tapes. E240 For E240 length tapes. E260 For E260 length tapes. E300 For E300 or longer length tapes. ◆Auto Play Starts playback automatically, when you insert a tape with its...

  • Page 109: Language, Parental Control Settings/factory Settings (options)

    Language, Parental Control Settings/Factory Settings (Options) The “Options” setup allows you to set up other operational settings. Select “Options” in the “Setup” display. The default settings are underlined. Options Title List Language Parental Timer : Auto Front Display Edit Command Mode : DVD 3 Dubbing Factory Setting...

  • Page 110

    DVD equipment is assigned the same command mode. Be sure to match the command mode of the supplied remote to the setting made here. For details, see “If you have a Sony DVD player or more than one Sony DVD recorder” on page 22.

  • Page 111: Easy Setup (resetting The Recorder)

    Easy Setup (Resetting the Recorder) Select this to run the Easy Setup programme. Select “Easy Setup” in the “Setup” display. Easy Setup Follow the guide to make initial settings. Before you start, check that you have made all necessary connections. Start Cancel Select “Start,”...

  • Page 112: 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 113

    TV programme positions cannot be changed. , The programme position is disabled (page 101). , A timer recording started, which cause the programme position to change. The picture from equipment connected to the recorder’s input jack does not appear on the screen.

  • Page 114

    DVD Playback The disc does not play. , The disc is upside down. Insert the disc with the labelled side facing up. , The disc is not correctly inserted. , Moisture has condensed inside the recorder. Remove the disc and leave the recorder turned on for about half an hour until the moisture evaporates.

  • Page 115

    , The DivX video file is larger than 720 (width) × 576 (height)/2 GB. , The DivX video file is longer than ten hours. , The data is not formatted in DivX format even though it has the extension “.AVI” or “.DIVX,” or is in DivX format but does not conform to a DivX Certified profile.

  • Page 116: Vcr Timer Recording

    , The video heads are dirty (see page 118). Clean the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette. If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee will be charged).

  • Page 117: Remote Control

    , Different command modes are set for the recorder and remote. Set the same command mode (page 22). Other Sony equipment responds to the remote. , The same command mode is set for both the Sony DVD equipment. Set a different command mode for the recorder (page 22).

  • Page 118: Notes About This Recorder

    When the video heads are dirty, the picture is distorted or the tape cannot be played. Clean the video heads using a Sony video head cleaning cassette. If a Sony cleaning cassette is not available in your area, have the heads cleaned at your nearest Sony dealer (a standard service fee will be charged).

  • Page 119: Specifications

    Specifications System [DVD recorder section] Laser Semiconductor laser Audio recording format Dolby Digital Video recording format MPEG Video [VCR section] Format VHS PAL standard Video recording system Rotary head helical scanning FM system Video heads Double azimuth four heads Tape speed SP: PAL 23.39 mm/s LP: PAL 11.70 mm/s EP: NTSC 11.12 mm/s,...

  • Page 120: About I.link

    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 121

    For further precautions, see the notes on page 95. For details on precautions when connecting this recorder, also see the instruction manuals for the equipment to be connected. Required i.LINK cable Use the Sony i.LINK 4-pin-to-4-pin cable (during DV dubbing). i.LINK and are trademarks.

  • Page 122: Guide To Parts And Controls

    Guide to Parts and Controls For more information, see the pages in parentheses. Front panel Buttons on the recorder have the same function as the buttons on the remote if they have the same or similar names. A A (open/close) button (36, 50) B "/1 (on/standby) button (23) C Disc tray (35, 50) D DVD t button (90)

  • Page 123

    Remote For DVD functions A Z (open/close) button (35, 50) B DVD button (35, 50) C Number buttons (23, 54) SET button (23) D ANGLE button (36) E TOP MENU button (35) MENU button (35) F DISPLAY button (47) G M/m/</,/ENTER button (23) H O RETURN button (23) I .

  • Page 124

    For VCR functions A Z (eject) button (73) B Number buttons (23, 83) C SYSTEM MENU button (10) D DISPLAY button (77) E O RETURN button (23) F . (previous)/> (next) H CLEAR button (73) I X (pause) button (75, 80) J z REC (record) button (80) K ?/1 (on/standby) button (23) L VIDEO button (73, 80)

  • Page 125

    Front panel display RW VR VCD A DVD playing/recording status B Disc type/recording format C Audio signal indicators D TV indicator (21) E STEREO indicator (49) F NICAM indicator (49) G VIDEO playing/recording status H Tape indicator Rear panel A HDMI OUT jack (16) B i LINE 3/DECODER jack (29) C AUDIO OUT L/R jacks (18) D AERIAL IN/OUT jacks (13)

  • Page 126: Glossary

    Glossary Chapter (page 40) Sections of a picture or a music feature that are smaller than titles. A title is composed of several chapters. Depending on the disc, no chapters may be recorded. Copy protection signals (page 49) Copy restriction set by copyright owners, etc. These signals are included in some software or TV programs and restrict recording on this recorder.

  • Page 127

    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) (page 16) HDMI is an interface that supports both video and audio on a single digital connection. The HDMI connection carries standard to high definition video signals and multi-channel audio signals to AV components such as HDMI equipped TVs, in digital form without degradation.

  • Page 128: Dvd Audio/subtitle Language

    DVD Audio/Subtitle Language When you play a DVD VIDEO, the language of the selected audio track or subtitle is abbreviated as follows. See page 109 to change the audio track or subtitle. Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish German English Spanish Finnish French...

  • Page 129: Index

    Index Words in quotations appear in the on-screen displays. Numerics 16:9 24 4:3 Letter Box 24 4:3 Pan Scan 24 “A-B Erase” 63 “Add” 69 Aerial 13 Album 42 ANGLE 36 AUDIO 36 “Audio” 109 “Audio (HDMI)” 106 “Audio DRC” 106 “Audio”...

  • Page 130

    LINE 2 IN 27 LINE 3/DECODER 29 “Line Audio Input” 55 LP mode 79 Mains lead 20 Manual clock set 102 “Manual Set” 100 MENU 35 Menu Top menu 35 “Modify” 68 “Move” 69 MP3 audio tracks 41 MPEG 105 NICAM 49 Number buttons 21 One Touch Dubbing 98...

  • Page 132

    Sony Corporation Printed in Indonesia AK68-01481A...

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