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Philips DVR7100/75 User Manual

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  • Page 2 This Manufacturers Warranty is neither transferable nor valid in countries other than Australia. The conditions contained in this warranty card replace and override the provision of the Philips World-Wide Guarantee for products purchased in Australia and used in Australia. Version 9: 1 February 2007...
  • Page 3 Philips Consumer Electronics a division of Philips Electronics Australia Limited Level 1, 65 Epping Road NORTH RYDE NSW 2113. Service is provided through more than 100 accredited Authorised Service Centres throughout Australia. For direct contact with the nearest recommended Authorised Service Centre in capital & regional cities/towns...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents General General Information ... 8 Setup precautions ...8 Accessories supplied ...8 About recycling ...8 Product Overview Main Unit ... 9 Remote Control ... 10-11 Using the remote control ...12 Connections Basic Connections ...13-16 Step 1 : Connecting the antenna cables ...13 Step 2 : Connecting the video cable ...14 Option 1: Using the Video (CVBS) socket ...14 Option 2: Using the S-Video socket ...14...
  • Page 7 Playback ... 28-30 Playing a Recorded Programme (HDD) ... 28 To check playback information ...29 Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording (Chasing Playback) ... 30 Playing a previous recording while making another (Simultaneous Rec and Play)... 30 Labelling a Title (Entering Characters) ...31 Protecting a Title ...31 Freeing up space on the HDD ...31...
  • Page 8: General Information

    General Information WARNING! This unit does not contain any user- serviceable parts. Please leave all maintenance work to qualifi ed personnel. Setup precautions Finding a suitable location – Place this unit on a fl at, hard and stable surface. Never place the unit on a carpet.
  • Page 9: Main Unit

    STANDBY-ON – Turns the recorder on or to standby mode. Display panel – Shows information about the current status of the recorder. PLAY/PAUSE u – Starts playback of the selected title. – Pauses the playback or recording. RECORD – Starts recording the current TV programme.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Remote Control – Turns the recorder on or to standby mode. PIP SWAP – Swaps between the main and sub-pictures in PIP mode. TEXT – Enters or exits Teletext mode. TIMER – Enters or exits the timer recording menu. – Cursor keys for moving to the left/right in the menu;...
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    REC z – Starts recording the current TV programme. TV VOL +- – Adjusts the volume of the TV (for Philips TV with RC5 code only). MUTE – Mutes or restores the volume (for Philips TV with RC5 code only).
  • Page 12: Using The Remote Control

    Remote Control Using the remote control Open the battery compartment. Insert two batteries type R03 or AAA, following the indications (+-) inside the compartment. Close the cover. Point the remote control directly at the remote sensor (iR) on the front panel. Then select the desired function (for example (continued)
  • Page 13: Basic Connections

    DIGITAL ANTENNA V ID EO OU TPU T RF IN RF IN COMPONENT S-VIDEO TO TV RF OUT Set up for integrated Digital TV only Step 1: Connecting the antenna cables These connections enable you to watch and record TV programmes using this recorder.
  • Page 14: Step 2: Connecting The Video Cable

    Basic Connections DIGITAL ANTENNA V I DE O OU TPU T RF IN RF IN COMPONENT CVBS S-VIDEO TO TV RF OUT Option 2 Option 3 Step 2: Connecting the video cable This connection enables you to view the playback from this recorder. You only need to choose one of the options below to make your video connection.
  • Page 15: Option 4: Connecting To A Hdmi Compatible Tv

    DIGITAL ANTENNA V ID E O OU TP UT AU DI O O UTP U T RF IN RF IN PCM / DOLBY DIGITAL COMPONENT CVBS COAXIAL ANALOG S-VIDEO TO TV RF OUT OPTICAL HDMI Option 4: Connecting to a HDMI compatible TV HDMI (High Defi nition Multimedia Interface) is a digital interface that allows...
  • Page 16: Option 2: Using The Digital Audio Socket (coaxial Or Optical)

    Basic Connections D IO OUT PUT CM / DOLBY DIGITAL Manufactured under license from COAXIAL Dobly Laboratories. “Dolby” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. ANALOG RS-232 OPTICAL HDMI AV amplifi er/receiver Option 2: Using the digital audio socket (COAXIAL or OPTICAL) You can connect the recorder to an AV amplifi er/receiver in order to enjoy...
  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Guide to Displays The { Main Menu } provides entries to all of the recorder’s main functions. Main Menu Press MENU on the remote control. > { Main Menu } appears. Press cursor v V keys to select an option and press OK to enter. { HDD List } Displays the list of the recorded titles, including the recording information,...
  • Page 18: Initial Setup

    Getting Started (continued) Initial Setup The basic installation menu will appear the very fi rst time you turn on the recorder. Make the basic adjustment to start using the recorder. Quick Setup { Quick Setup } allows you to set the time zone and preset the channels automatically.
  • Page 19 Select the tuning method, and press OK. If you select { Quick Channel Search }, select your city and press OK. The recorder automatically starts searching for all of the receivable channels and presets them. Other option: { Auto Channel Search } Presets all receivable channels.
  • Page 20: Watching Tv

    Watching TV Selecting a channel from the Channel List The Channel List display allows you to select a channel from a scrollable list of all available TV channels. Press CH LIST. The scrollable channel list appears. Program List Channel Name 0020 ABC HDTV 0021...
  • Page 21: Additional Viewing Methods

    Additional Viewing Methods Checking programme information Press INFO while watching TV. The programme information of currently playing and next will display. 0009 FRESH COOKING WITH THE AUSTRALIAN WOME NINE DIGITAL 576i Dolby Digital MPEG En F R E S H C O O K I N G W I T H A U S T R A L I A N W O M E N S W E E K LY Au ck l a n d c h e f G o o f t Ja n e a n d Au s t ra l i a n wo m e n ’s we e k l y fo o d d i r e c t o r S y d n ey M i ke p r e s e n t f r e s h...
  • Page 22: About Temporary Hdd Storage (time Shift Buffer)

    Watching TV (continued) About temporary HDD storage (Time Shift Buffer) As soon as you switch on this recorder, the currently selected TV program will be storaged in a temporary hard disk storage called ‘TSB’ (Time Shift Buffer) In tuner mode, by pressing the DISPLAY key Time Shift video bar will appear on the screen, it indicates the status and timing of the TV programs...
  • Page 23: Guide (electronic Programme Guide) Overview

    Guide (Electronic Programme Guide) Overview The Guide provides a quick and easy way – view a complete list of all available channels. – view a channel list related to a chosen category. – select a programme to be recorded. Note: Digital Services availability depends on the broadcaster.
  • Page 24: Recording From The Guide

    Watching TV (continued) Recording from the Guide The Guide feature simplifi es recording or setting of the timer. Simply select the programme you want to record in the { Electronic Program Guide } display. Helpful Hint: − Timer recordings will be made regardless whether or not the recorder is turned on.
  • Page 25: Recording

    Recording the Programme You are Watching Press P +/– to select the channel you want to record. For details about selecting channels, see page 20. Press REC z. Recording starts and will stop automatically at the end of the programme. To stop recording Select the programme being recorded and press STOP x.
  • Page 26: Setting The Timer

    Recording (continued) Setting the Timer You can set the date, time, and channel name of up to 40 programmes one month in advance. Helpful Hints: − Timer recording still can be made regardless the recorder is turned ON or OFF. −...
  • Page 27: About Simultaneous Two-channel Recording And Priorities

    Press OK to confi rm the selection. Press Yellow button. { Timer Recording } appears. You can set the new timer setting while in the Timer Recording List screen. Press Green button to display the help menu. To change or cancel the other settings, repeat steps 2 and 3.
  • Page 28: Playback

    Playback Playing a Recorded Programme (HDD) You can play back the recorded programme by selecting the title from the HDD List. Press HDD on the remote control. { HDD List } appears. Helpful Hint: You can press the cursor b B keys to page up/down HDD List.
  • Page 29: To Check Playback Information

    To change the title order (Sort) Press the Blue button and use cursor v V keys to select an item and press OK. Order Sorted By Date In order of when the titles were recorded. The title that is recorded most recently is listed at the top.
  • Page 30: Playing From The Beginning Of The Programme You Are Recording (chasing Playback)

    Playback (continued) Playing from the beginning of the programme you are recording (FlexTime) “FlexTime” 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 fi nishes. Press HDD while recording.
  • Page 31: Labelling A Title (entering Characters)

    Labelling a Title (Entering Characters) You can enter up to 38 characters for a title. Press HDD. { HDD List } appears. Press the Yellow button. The display for entering characters appears. Press the cursor keys to select { A } (upper-case), { a } (lower-case), or { Symbol }, and press OK.
  • Page 32: Erasing All Titles (format Hard Disk)

    Managing the HDD Contents Erasing all titles (Format Hard Disk) You can erase all the titles in the HDD at once. Press MENU while the recorder is in stop mode. Select { Setup }, and press OK. Select { HDD setting }, and press OK. Select { Delete HDD }, and press OK.
  • Page 33: Setting And Adjustment

    Accessing the setup menu The system setup enables you to customize the recorder to suit your preferences. MENU In stop mode, press MENU. Select { Setup }, and press OK. The setup menu appears. Press cursor v V keys to select a set up menu option ({Installation}, {Channel}, {Video/Audio}, {HDD Setting} or {General}).
  • Page 34: Operation Setting (installation)

    Setting and Adjustments Operation Setting (Installation) Quick Channel Search Auto Channel Search Manual Channel Search Time Zone Digital TV settings (Channel) Channel Edit (continued) Quickly presets all receivable channels in your area. Select the city you live in, and press OK. When the display asks for confi rmation, select { Yes }, and press OK.
  • Page 35 Setting and Adjustments You can set a rate so that any programme classed that Parental Setting rate by the broadcaster is restricted. Enter your four-digit password using the alphanumeric keypad. { Block All } − Requires password for all programmes. { Block G and above } −...
  • Page 36: Video/audio Setting (video/audio) (shadow Options Are The Factory

    Setting and Adjustments Video/Audio Setting (Video/Audio) (shadow options are the factory default settings) TV Shape Video Format (continued) Select picture size according to type of connected TV (wide-screen/wide mode TV or conventional 4:3 screen TV). { 16:9 wide-screen } − Select this when connecting to a wide-screen TV or TV with a wide mode function.
  • Page 37: Hdd Setting

    Setting and Adjustments Digital Audio Output HDD Setting HDD Space Delete HDD System Setting (General) (shadow options are the factory default settings) Display Brightness ECO Standby Mode Info Timeout Switch the method for outputting audio signals when you connect the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT socket to a component such as an AV amplifi er (receiver).
  • Page 38: Setting And Adjustment

    The set will go to Standby mode, once successfully update the fi rmware. Periodically,Philips will issue upgrades for the fi rmware that was initially installed in your recorder as the fi rmware is continuously refi ned for greater stability and compatibility of the recorder.
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting

    If a fault occurs, fi rst check the points listed below before taking this unit for repair. If you are unable to solve a problem by following these instructions, consult your dealer or Philips for help. Problem (General) No power.
  • Page 40: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem (HDMI) No video output from HDMI connection. No audio output from the unit. Problem (Recording) Cannot recording even though timer setting was correct. Recording does not stop immediately after press STOP x Problem (other) Mechanical sound is heard when the recorder is off.
  • Page 41: Glossary

    Analogue audio: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analogue sound is available when you use the AUDIO LEFT/ RIGHT. These red and white sockets send audio through two channels, the left and right. Aspect ratio: Aspect ratio refers to the length to height ratio of TV screens.
  • Page 42: Index

    Index Numerics 16:9 35 4:3 Letter Box 35 4:3 Pan Scan 35 Antenna 12 Audio 18 Audio cord 14 Batteries 11 Channel List 19 Checking/changing/ cancelling timer settings (Timer List) 25 Component video input 13 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT Connecting 10 the antenna cable 12 the video cable 13 the audio cables 14...
  • Page 43: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations System Tuners: Two digital HD tuners (to receive digital transmission, see Basic Connection page 12-15) Transmission standards: DVB-T Channel coverage: 51 - 858 MHz The above channel coverage merely ensures the channel reception within these ranges. It does not guarantee the ability to receive signals in all circumstances.

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