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DVD VIDEO RECORDER
D-R550
OWNER'S MANUAL
OPERATIONS
1VMN23415 / E7H70UD
GUIDE
2007 Toshiba Corporation
2007/02/26 18:20:31
2007/02/26 18:20:31

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  • Page 1 Printed in China E7H70UD_EN_cover.indd 2-3 E7H70UD_EN_cover.indd 2-3 DVD VIDEO RECORDER D-R550 OWNER’S MANUAL OPERATIONS GUIDE 1VMN23415 / E7H70UD 2007 Toshiba Corporation 2007/02/26 18:20:31 2007/02/26 18:20:31...
  • Page 2: Precautions

    TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS WARNING: APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 4 480 progressive scan output, it is recommended that the user switch the connection to the “standard definition” output. If there are questions regarding your TV set compatibility with this 480p DVD recorder, please contact Toshiba Customer Service. E7H70UD_EN.indb 4 E7H70UD_EN.indb 4 PRECAUTIONS...
  • Page 5 Maintenance Servicing • Please refer to relevant topics on “TROUBLESHOOTING” on pages 108-111 before returning the product. • If you need to call a customer service representative, please know the model number and serial number of your product before you call. This information is displayed on the back of the product.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Introduction PRECAUTIONS ........2 CONTENTS ........6 FEATURES .
  • Page 7 Playback INFORMATION ON PLAYBACK ....58 Structure of Disc Contents......58 BASIC PLAYBACK .
  • Page 8: Features

    This unit not only plays back DVD and CD but also offers features for you to record on DVD and edit them after that. The following features are offered with this unit. Recording This unit is compatible with recording on DVD-RW/+RW which are recordable repeatedly and DVD-R, DVD+R which accept the additional recordings until the disc becomes full but not overwritable.
  • Page 9 Discs for Recording, Playing back Disc type Logo Can be formatted in VR or video Format mode Video Mode Icon Maximum record 480 min (12cm) time 144 min (8cm) Ver.1.1,1.2 Recordable/playable Ver.1.1/2× CPRM compatible versions Ver.1.2/4× CPRM compatible Playable on most DVD players.
  • Page 10 DVD+R 4x/8x/16x, DVD+RW 4x DVD+R 4x/8x/16x Performance of any other discs are not guaranteed. • Toshiba is not liable for any damage or loss caused directly or indirectly by the malfunction of this recorder, including, without limitation, any one of the following: •...
  • Page 11: Functional Overview

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Front Panel DVD -RW/R +RW/R RECORDING ON/STANDBY ( * ) The unit can also be turned on by pressing these buttons. 1. I/y ON/STANDBY button Press to turn the unit on and off. If timer programmings have been set, press to set the unit in timer-standby mode.
  • Page 12: Installing The Batteries In The Remote Control

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Remote Control Installing the Batteries in the Remote Control Install the batteries (AAx2) matching the polarity indicated inside battery compartment of the remote control. Open the cover. Insert batteries. Make sure to match + and - on the batteries to the marks indicated in the battery compartment.
  • Page 13 FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW ( * ) The unit can also be turned on by pressing these buttons. 1. INPUT SELECT button Press to select the appropriate input. 2. OPEN/CLOSE A button* Press to open or close the disc tray. 3. Number/Character buttons •...
  • Page 14: Guide To On-Screen Displays And Menus

    GUIDE TO ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS AND MENUS This unit uses the following on-screen displays and menus to guide you to the easy operations. The on-screen displays give you the information on the loaded disc, the disc/file in playback, or the HDMI status, etc. The menus allow you to change the various kinds of settings for playing back, recording, or editing to suite your preference.
  • Page 15 GUIDE TO ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS AND MENUS Title/File Name Information 1. Displays title/file name. Title name information Title Name My Title File name information File Name My File WMA Tag Information 1. Indicates artist/title information • First, artist name will be displayed. Artist Name •...
  • Page 16: Main Menu

    GUIDE TO ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS AND MENUS Main Menu Press [SETUP] to display the main menu. Then use [K / L] to select a menu and press [ENTER] to display the menu. These menus provide entries to all main functions of the unit. Setup General Setting Timer Programming...
  • Page 17: Front Panel Display Guide

    FRONT PANEL DISPLAY GUIDE : Appears in the afternoon with the clock display. 2. DTV : Appears when the channel is in DTV mode. 3. Title/Track and chapter mark : Appears when indicating a title/track number. : Appears when indicating a chapter number.
  • Page 18: Antenna Cable Connection

    ANTENNA CABLE CONNECTION This section describes how to connect your unit to an antenna, cable box, etc. Disconnect the power cord of your TV from the AC outlet. Disconnect RF coaxial cable from antenna input jack of your TV. VHF / UHF antenna cable TV company...
  • Page 19: Rf Modulator Connection

    RF MODULATOR CONNECTION If your TV has antenna in jack only, it is still possible to connect this unit to your TV by using a stereo audio/video RF modulator. In this case, follow the instructions below. 1) Disconnect the power cords of the devices from the AC outlet. 2) Make the connection as illustrated below.
  • Page 20: Connection To A Cable / Satellite Box

    CONNECTION TO A CABLE / SATELLITE BOX 1) Disconnect the power cords of the devices from the AC outlet. 2) Make the connection as illustrated below. 3) Plug in the power cords of the devices to the AC outlet. e.g.) satellite dish cable TV...
  • Page 21: Connection To A Tv

    CONNECTION TO A TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your display device. analog audio rear of your TV audio cable this unit VIDEO VIDEO HDMI OUT COAXIAL AUDIO IN DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT ANTENNA S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT (L1) PCM / BITSTREAM...
  • Page 22: Connection To A Tv With An Hdmi™ Compatible Port

    CONNECTION TO A TV WITH AN HDMI™ COMPATIBLE PORT A simple 1-cable connection with a device having an HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) connector allows digital transfer of the digital images of DVD-video and other devices. HDMI IN HDMI cable this unit HDMI OUT When connecting with an HDMI cable, the audio signal will be output as the digital audio signal simultaneously, so you do not need the analog audio connection described on page 21.
  • Page 23 CONNECTION TO A TV WITH AN HDMI™ COMPATIBLE PORT Actual Output Modes by Media Audio recording format of the disc Dolby Digital DVD-video LPCM Dolby Digital DivX® MP3 / MP2 For audio CD and MP3 / WMA files, 2 channel PCM will be output regardless of the “Dolby Digital” setting. If the connected device is not compatible with HDMI BITSTREAM, audio will be output as PCM even if you select “Stream”...
  • Page 24: Connection To An Audio System

    CONNECTION TO AN AUDIO SYSTEM • When you change the connections, all devices should be turned off. • Refer to the owner’s manual accompanying external devices for more information. Playing Back 2 Channel Analog Audio stereo system analog audio input jacks RCA audio cable VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 25: Initial Setting

    INITIAL SETTING Turn on this unit for the first time, you need to follow these steps. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT...
  • Page 26: Channel Setting

    CHANNEL SETTING If you have changed antenna connection, we recommend that you program available channels in your area with the following procedures. Auto Channel Scan OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: .@/: PQRS PQRS WXYZ WXYZ SPACE SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU...
  • Page 27: Adding/Deleting Channels

    Adding/Deleting Channels You may want to add or delete TV channels if your channel lineup changes or if you no longer watch some channels. Adding channels is only available for the analog TV channels. Make sure • You perform “Auto Channel Scan” before adding or deleting the channels.
  • Page 28 ANALOG Select the channel number to add or delete. • Use [CH ] to cycle through only the memorized channels. • Use [{ / B] to cycle through all the channels including the ones not memorized. • Use [the Number buttons] to select a channel directly.
  • Page 29: Setting The Clock

    SETTING THE CLOCK Set the clock before you try the timer programming. If a PBS (public broadcasting station) is available in your area, follow “Auto Clock Setting” below. If not, follow “Manual Clock Setting” on page 30. Auto Clock Setting This unit can set the time and date automatically by referring to a PBS station.
  • Page 30: Manual Clock Setting

    Manual Clock Setting Press [SETUP] and use [K / L] to select “General Setting”, then press [ENTER]. Use [K / L] to select “Clock”, then press [ENTER]. “Clock” menu will appear. Use [K / L] to select “Clock Setting”, then press [ENTER]. Use [K / L] to select calendar or time, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 31: Tuner Settings

    TUNER SETTINGS Switching Analog Mode / Digital Mode You can easily switch the analog TV (NTSC) and digital TV (ATSC) with the remote control. Press [DTV/TV] on the remote control. • The analog mode and digital mode switch alternately. Note •...
  • Page 32: Selecting Tv Audio

    This section describes how to switch the TV audio. When you record a TV program, only output sound channel will be recorded. Selecting TV Audio OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER CLEAR SKIP...
  • Page 33 Selecting TV Audio (cont’d) OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 E7H70UD_EN.indb 33 E7H70UD_EN.indb 33 TUNER SETTINGS Analog TV...
  • Page 34: Dtv Closed Caption

    DTV Closed Caption Apart from closed captions, Digital TV has its own closed captions called DTV CC. Use this menu to change the settings for DTV CC. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER...
  • Page 35: Closed Caption Style

    Closed Caption Style Digital TV can also change the style of its closed caption such as font, color or size, etc. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY...
  • Page 36 Use [K / L] to select the item and switch the setting for each item you want to set, then press [ENTER]. • When “User Setting” is set to “ON”, you can set the following items. CC style set by “User Setting”...
  • Page 37: Formatting A Disc

    FORMATTING A DISC Choosing the Recording Format of a Brand-New DVD-RW When inserting a brand-new DVD-RW or DVD+RW, the unit automatically starts to initialize the disc. DVD+RW will always be formatted in +VR mode, and DVD-RW will be formatted either video or VR mode according to the recording format mode setting of the unit.
  • Page 38: Choosing The Recording Format Of A Brand-New

    Reformatting a Disc Manually If you are using a DVD-RW or DVD+RW, you can format the disc by performing “Format”. You can format DVD-RW for either video mode recording or VR mode recording. DVD+RW can be format in order to erase all content of the disc. OPEN/ INPUT HDMI...
  • Page 39: Preparing A Disc

    PREPARING A DISC Make Recording Compatible Use this feature to make the discs recorded on other unit recordable on this unit. When you make an additional recording on this unit with “Make Recording Compatible” set to “ON”, the title list is automatically converted to our style.
  • Page 40: Recording Audio Select (Xp)

    Recording Audio Select (XP) You can enjoy high quality sound recording. This function works only when the recording mode is set at XP. 1) Press [SETUP] and use [K / L] to select “General Setting”, then press [ENTER]. 2) Use [K / L] to select “Recording”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 41: Setting A Disc To Protect

    SETTING A DISC TO PROTECT To prevent accidental recording, editing or erasing the titles, you can protect them from “DVD Menu” menu. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE...
  • Page 42: Playing The Discs In Other Dvd Players

    PLAYING THE DISCS IN OTHER DVD PLAYERS Auto Finalizing You can finalize discs automatically using this function. You can use this function to finalize discs after finishing all timer recordings and at the end of the disc space. OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE SELECT...
  • Page 43: Finalizing A Disc

    PLAYING THE DISCS IN OTHER DVD PLAYERS Finalizing a Disc You will need to finalize discs to play back on other DVD players. Finalizing may take several minutes up to an hour. Since the process of the finalization fills empty space of the disc, a shorter recording period on the disc will require a longer time period for finalization.
  • Page 44 PLAYING THE DISCS IN OTHER DVD PLAYERS Note • Finalizing a disc in video mode and +VR mode automatically creates a title menu. • After you finalize the DVD+RW, you can call up the title list by pressing [TOP MENU], or you can call up the title menu by pressing [MENU/LIST].
  • Page 45: Information On Dvd Recording

    INFORMATION ON DVD RECORDING Recording Mode You can select a recording mode among 5 options, and the recording time will depend on the recording mode you select as follows. Recording time Recording mode 12cm 60 min 18 min 120 min 36 min 240 min 72 min...
  • Page 46: Basic Recording & One-Touch Timer Recording

    BASIC RECORDING & ONE-TOUCH TIMER RECORDING Follow the steps to record TV programs. OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE CLOSE SELECT .@/: .@/: PQRS PQRS WXYZ WXYZ SPACE SPACE DTV/TV DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP...
  • Page 47 BASIC RECORDING & ONE-TOUCH TIMER RECORDING Press [REC I] to start recording. “I” will be displayed for 5 seconds. Press [PAUSE F] to pause recording. Press [PAUSE F] ] or [REC I] again to restart recording. To set one-touch timer recording (OTR)... This is a simple way to set the recording time in blocks of 30 minutes.
  • Page 48: Timer Recording

    TIMER RECORDING You can program the unit to record up to 12 programs within a month in advance. Daily or weekly program recordings are also available. Before recording, make sure • Set the clock before setting a timer programming. • Insert a recordable disc with enough recordable space. OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT...
  • Page 49: Timer Programming

    Use [K / L] to enter the date, then press [B]. Timer Programming MON JAN/01 10:00AM Date Start New Program Date Start JAN/02 - - : - - - - : - - Mode DTV125- 1 JAN/01 When pressing [L] at Daily the current date, the MON-SAT...
  • Page 50 How to select a channel number for the timer recording Analog TV For channel number 2-6, press [B] or [ – ] to decide the channels. For other channels (7-69), the channel will be decided as soon as you enter the channel number. Analog CATV For channel number 1-12, press [B] or [ –...
  • Page 51 Checking, canceling, or correcting the timer programming information 1) Press [I/y ON/STANDBY]. 2) Press [TIMER PROG.]. 3) Check the information on the list you want to edit. Timer Programming JAN/ 1/07 12:00 AM 125-01 SP SP (1:00) MON JAN/01 10:00AM Date Start JAN/02...
  • Page 52: Hints For Timer Recording

    Hints for Timer Recording • If there is a power failure or this unit has been unplugged for more than 30 seconds, the clock setting and all timer programming will be lost. • If a disc is not inserted or if a inserted disc is not recordable (finalized DVD-RW/-R, finalized DVD+RW, a fully recorded disc, etc.), flashes and timer recording cannot be performed.
  • Page 53: Settings For An External Device

    SETTINGS FOR AN EXTERNAL DEVICE Connection to an External Device Connect the external device properly to the unit by using input jacks either L2 and L3 (Front) or L1 (Rear). When connecting an external device of monaural output to this unit, use AUDIO L jack of L2 (Front). Use S-video or the RCA audio/video cables for this connection.
  • Page 54: Recording From An External Device

    SETTINGS FOR AN EXTERNAL DEVICE Recording from an External Device Before recording from an external device, refer to the instructions for the connection on page 53. OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT INPUT CLOSE CLOSE SELECT SELECT HDMI .@/: .@/: PQRS PQRS WXYZ WXYZ SPACE SPACE...
  • Page 55: Dv Dubbing

    Guide to DV and On-Screen Display This function helps you to easily dub the contents of the DVC (digital video camcorder) to DVD. You can control basic operations of the DVC from the remote control of this unit such as playback, fast forward or reverse and stop all operations if the DVC is in video mode.
  • Page 56: Dvc To Dvd Dubbing

    DVC to DVD Dubbing Before recording from DVC, see page 53 for connection instructions. OPEN/ INPUT INPUT CLOSE SELECT SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PAUSE PLAY PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP...
  • Page 57 Press [PLAY B] to find the point where you wish to start dubbing. Then, press [STOP C] where you wish to start dubbing. Use [K / L] to select “Start Rec”, then press [ENTER]. The dubbing will start. To stop dubbing; Use [K / L] to select “Control”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 58: Information On Playback

    INFORMATION ON PLAYBACK Structure of Disc Contents The contents of DVD are generally divided into titles, and the titles are subdivided into chapters. Audio CDs are divided into tracks. Data disc contains MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX® are divided into folders, and the folders are subdivided into files. DVD video Title 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3...
  • Page 59: Basic Playback

    BASIC PLAYBACK Direct Playback OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 Note •...
  • Page 60: Playback From The Title List

    Playback from the Title List OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP SKIP PAUSE PLAY PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264...
  • Page 61 Use [K / L / ] to select a desired title, then press [ENTER]. e.g.) VR mode DVD-RW original Title List JAN/ 1/07 12:00AM CH10 SP 12:00AM (0:12:00) JAN/ 1/07 CH10 SP Use [K / L] to select “Play From Start”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 62: Playing Back An Audio Cd And A Cd-Rw/-R With Mp3/Wma/Jpeg Files

    Use of CD-RW for MP3 files is not recommended. You must obtain any required permission from copyright owners to download or use copyrighted content. Toshiba 1/ 2 cannot and does not grant such permission.
  • Page 63: Playing Back A Divx

    Playing Back a DivX® OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU TOP MENU MENU/LIST MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 E7H70UD_EN.indb 63...
  • Page 64 It is recommended that files to be played back in this unit are recorded under the following specifications: Official DivX® Certified product • Playable codec of AVI files : DivX®3.x, DivX®4.x, DivX®5.x, DivX®6.0 • Maximum size of image : 720 x 480 @30 fps 720 x 576 @25 fps •...
  • Page 65: Using The Title/Disc Menu

    Using the Title/Disc Menu DVD may contain a title list, which describes the contents of the disc, or a disc menu, which guides you through the available functions in the disc. 1) Press [MENU/LIST] or [TOP MENU] to call up the title list or disc menu.
  • Page 66: Special Playback

    SPECIAL PLAYBACK Resume Playback You can play back from where you stopped playing back the disc last. 1) During playback, press [STOP C]. The resume message will appear. Resume ON 2) Press [PLAY B]. In a few seconds, playback will resume from the point at which it stopped last.
  • Page 67: Rapid Playback

    Rapid Playback Rapid playback function is available only during playback. This function is available only on discs recorded in the Dolby Digital format, and plays back in a slightly faster/ slower speed while keeping the sound quality just as normal playback. 1) During playback, press [1.3X / 0.8X PLAY].
  • Page 68: Zoom

    Zoom 1) During playback, press [DISPLAY] or [ZOOM]. • If [ZOOM] is pressed, skip to step 3. 2) Use [{ / B] to select , then press [ENTER] within 1 second, or wait for 1 second to display the selection menu. e.g.) DVD-video 1/ 5 1/ 5...
  • Page 69: Chasing Playback During Recording

    Chasing Playback during Recording You can play back the already recorded part of the currently recording program without waiting for the recording to the end. This function works from 1 minute after the start of the recording. 1) During recording, press [PLAY B]. Playback will start from the beginning of the program that you are currently recording.
  • Page 70: Simultaneous Playback And Recording

    Simultaneous Playback and Recording You can also play back a recorded title during current recording or the timer recording on the same disc. 1) During recording, press [DISPLAY]. Screen for the current recording: 1/ 5 1/ 5 1:23:45 icon using [{ / B], then press [ENTER]. 2) Select The title number next to will be highlighted.
  • Page 71: Search

    Title/Chapter Search Using [SKIP ] / [SKIP 1) During playback, press [SKIP i ] to skip the current title or chapter and move to the next. The title or chapter will move forward by one at a time. • If there is no chapter in one title, the current title will be skipped.
  • Page 72: Time Search

    Time Search • For audio CD, skip to step 2. 1) During playback, press [DISPLAY]. 2) Use [{ / B] to select , then press [ENTER]. e.g.) DVD-video 1/ 5 1/ 5 0:01:00 / 1:23:45 e.g.) audio CD 1/ 5 0:00:15 / 0:05:00 The number next to will be highlighted.
  • Page 73: Slide Show

    REPEAT/RANDOM/PROGRAM PLAYBACK/SLIDE SHOW Repeat Playback Available repeat function may vary depending the discs. • For audio CD, MP3, or WMA, skip to step 2, or press [REPEAT] and skip to step 3. 1) During playback, press [DISPLAY] or [REPEAT]. • If you press [REPEAT], skip to step3. 2) Use [{ / B] to select , then press [ENTER] within 1 second, or wait for 1 second to display the...
  • Page 74: Program Playback

    REPEAT/RANDOM/PROGRAM PLAYBACK/SLIDE SHOW Program Playback You can program the disc to play back in your desired order. 1) Press [SETUP] in stop mode. 2) Use [K / L] to select “CD Playback Mode”, then press [ENTER]. “CD Playback Mode” menu will appear. 3) Use [K / L] to select “Program Play”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 75: Selecting The Format Of Audio And Video

    SELECTING THE FORMAT OF AUDIO AND VIDEO You can select the format of audio and video as you prefer depending on the contents of the disc you are playing back. Switching Subtitles DVD-video may have subtitles in one or more languages. Available subtitle languages can be found on the disc case.
  • Page 76: Switching Virtual Surround System

    SELECTING THE FORMAT OF AUDIO AND VIDEO Switching Virtual Surround System You can enjoy stereophonic virtual space through your existing 2 channel stereo system. 1) During playback, press [DISPLAY]. 2) Use [{ / B] to select , then press [ENTER] within 1 second, or wait for 1 second to display the selection menu.
  • Page 77: Adjusting Black Level

    SELECTING THE FORMAT OF AUDIO AND VIDEO Adjusting Black Level You can adjust the black level to control the brightness of the picture in order to get a better picture. 1)During playback, press [DISPLAY]. 2) Use [{ / B] to select .
  • Page 78: Information On Disc Editing

    INFORMATION ON DISC EDITING Guide to a Title List Title list allows you to check the titles recorded on the disc easily. You can choose a title to play back from this list and easily edit the titles as you prefer. Press [TOP MENU].
  • Page 79: Deleting Titles

    DELETING TITLES After the disc is fully recorded: DVD-RW/DVD+RW • When a title is deleted from DVD-RW in VR mode, the recordable disc space will be increased. The Full-Recorded disc Delete! You can record a new title. Once all editings are made, press [RETURN] in several times to exit the editing mode. “Writing to Disc” appears momentarily.
  • Page 80 You can delete titles which you do not need anymore. Please be advised that the titles once deleted cannot be brought back to the disc. Be sure to read “Notes for deleting titles” on page 79 before you delete the title. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE...
  • Page 81: Creating/Deleting Playlist

    CREATING/DELETING PLAYLIST Adding Titles to a Playlist Playlist For VR mode DVD-RW, you can create the playlist as you wish. You can add up to 99 titles to a playlist (as long as the total number of the playlist does not exceed 999 chapters).
  • Page 82: Erasing All Playlist

    CREATING/DELETING PLAYLIST Erasing All Playlist Playlist A playlist can be deleted if it is no longer needed. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT...
  • Page 83: Editing Discs

    Putting Names on Titles You can put a name on the disc and change it from this menu. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU TOP MENU MENU/LIST MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY In stop mode, press [TOP MENU].
  • Page 84 Putting Names on Titles (cont’d) OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: .@/: PQRS PQRS WXYZ WXYZ SPACE SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 E7H70UD_EN.indb 84...
  • Page 85: Setting Chapter Marks

    Setting Chapter Marks You can put chapter marks in each title. Once a chapter is marked, you can use it for the chapter search feature. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR...
  • Page 86: Hiding Chapters

    Hiding Chapters You can hide chapters from the title list. Hidden chapters are skipped during playback. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP...
  • Page 87: Deleting A Part Of A Title

    Deleting a Part of a Title Original Playlist You can delete a specific part of a title. Even when parts of title are deleted from the playlist, the original title will remain as it is. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ...
  • Page 88 Deleting a Part of a Title (cont’d) OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 Note •...
  • Page 89: Dividing A Title

    Dividing a Title Playlist You can divide one title into two new titles. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU TOP MENU MENU/LIST MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP SKIP PAUSE PAUSE PLAY PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP...
  • Page 90: Combining Titles

    Combining Titles Playlist You can combine two titles into a single title. OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264...
  • Page 91: Setting Or Releasing The Title Protection

    Setting or Releasing the Title Protection Original To prevent the accidental editing, or erasing of the titles, you can protect them in “Edit” menu. You can cancel the title protection feature after it is applied. OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE SELECT .@/: PQRS WXYZ...
  • Page 92: Setting Or Clearing All Chapter Marks At Once

    Setting or Clearing All Chapter Marks at Once For titles in video mode DVD-RW, you can set or edit chapter at every time interval. You can clear the chapter mark too. You can specify the interval of chapter marks for titles last more than 5 minutes.
  • Page 93: List Of The Default Settings

    LIST OF THE DEFAULT SETTINGS The following table is the contents which you can set and the default settings. Refer to the following table for useful operation. Setup Items (highlight is the default) Playback Parental Lock → page 97 Audio Out Dynamic Range →...
  • Page 94 LIST OF THE DEFAULT SETTINGS Setup Items (highlight is the default) Display CC Style Edge Type → page 36 Font Opacity → page 36 Font Color → page 36 Back Opacity → page 36 Back Color → page 36 V-Chip →...
  • Page 95 LIST OF THE DEFAULT SETTINGS Setup Items (highlight is the default) Channel Auto Preset → page 26 Manual Preset → pages 27-28 TV Audio Select → page 33 DivX®VOD → page 104 DivX DivX Subtitle → page 104 HDMI Format →...
  • Page 96: General Setting

    GENERAL SETTING Playback OPEN/ OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE CLOSE SELECT .@/: .@/: PQRS PQRS WXYZ WXYZ SPACE SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264...
  • Page 97: Rating Explanations

    Playback (cont’d) Parental Lock (Default: All) Some DVD-video feature a parental lock level. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the levels you set, it will require you to enter a password before the disc will playback. This feature prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material.
  • Page 98 Playback (cont’d) Audio Out Choose the appropriate audio setting for your external device. It will only affect a disc playback. Use [K / L] to select a desired item, then press [ENTER]. General Setting Playback Display Parental Lock Video Audio Out Audio Out Recording Disc Menu Language...
  • Page 99 Playback (cont’d) Disc Menu Language (Default : English) Set the language for disc menu. Use [K / L] to select a language, then press [ENTER]. General Setting Playback Display Parental Lock Video Audio Out Disc Menu Language Recording Disc Menu Language English Clock Audio Language...
  • Page 100: Display

    Display OPEN/ INPUT CLOSE SELECT HDMI .@/: .@/: PQRS PQRS WXYZ WXYZ SPACE SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 Press [STOP C] if you are playing back a disc.
  • Page 101 Display (cont’d) V-Chip You can set the viewing limitation for the digital TV programs to prevent your children from watching inappropriate programs. This feature is available only after the digital TV ratings have been downloaded • The ratings can be downloaded by the unit automatically if it is available in your area.
  • Page 102: Video

    Video OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE SELECT .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 102 EN 102 EN E7H70UD_EN.indb 102 E7H70UD_EN.indb 102 GENERAL SETTING Press [STOP C] if you are playing back a disc.
  • Page 103 Video (cont’d) Progressive (Default : OFF) This unit is compatible with the progressive scan system. The feature provides you with the higher definition images than the traditional output system does. To utilize this feature, you must set progressive scan mode to “ON”. 1) Use [K / L] to select “ON“, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 104: Divx

    DivX® OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE SELECT .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 Press [SETUP] in stop mode and use [K / L] to select “General Setting”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 105: Hdmi

    HDMI OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE SELECT .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 E7H70UD_EN.indb 105 E7H70UD_EN.indb 105 GENERAL SETTING Press [SETUP] in stop mode and use [K / L] to select “General Setting”, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 106 HDMI (cont’d) HDMI Audio (Default : ON) If you do not want to output the audio through HDMI (when you digitally output the audio through the COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack to your audio system, etc.), you can set the HDMI audio output off. Use [K / L] to select a setting, then press [ENTER].
  • Page 107: Reset All

    GENERAL SETTING Reset All Reset the setting to default. OPEN/ INPUT HDMI CLOSE SELECT .@/: PQRS WXYZ SPACE DTV/TV SETUP SETUP DISPLAY TOP MENU MENU/LIST ENTER ENTER CLEAR SKIP PAUSE PLAY TIME SLIP 1.3x / 0.8x PLAY INSTANT SKIP REPEAT REC MODE SE-R0264 E7H70UD_EN.indb 107...
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Before requesting service for this unit, check the table below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple checks or a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper operation. Symptom Power The power does not turn on.
  • Page 109 Symptom Playback The disc does not play back. Playback image freezes for a second. The disc does not start playback from the beginning. The unit starts playing back the disc automatically. Some functions such as stop, search, or slow-motion playback cannot be performed.
  • Page 110 Symptom DV signal cannot be input. The DVC cannot be operated with this unit. Certain functions of the unit cannot operate. DV audio signal cannot be switched. HDMI No image from HDMI connection. There is no sound or the sound is distorted.
  • Page 111: Frequently Asked Questions

    Error message Disc Error — Please eject the disc. — Playback feature may not be available on this disc. Region Error — Please eject the disc. — Playback is not authorized in your region. Parental Lock On The current selected parental level prohibits playback.
  • Page 112: Language Code

    LANGUAGE CODE Language Code Abkhazian 4748 Afar 4747 Afrikaans 4752 Albanian 6563 Amharic 4759 Arabic 4764 Armenian 5471 Assamese 4765 Aymara 4771 Azerbaijani 4772 Bashkir 4847 Basque 5167 Bengali;Bangla 4860 Bhutani 5072 Bihari 4854 Bislama 4855 Breton 4864 Bulgarian 4853 Burmese 5971 Byelorussian...
  • Page 113: Glossary

    Analog Audio An electrical signal that directly represents sound. Compare this to digital audio which can be an electrical signal, but is an indirect representation of sound. See also “Digital Audio”. Aspect Ratio The width of a TV screen relative to its height. Conventional TVs are 4:3 (in other words, the TV screen is almost square);...
  • Page 114: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS • This model complies with the below specifications. • Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. • This model may not be compatible with features and/or specifications that may be added in the future. General System Power requirements Power consumption Weight Dimensions (width x height x depth)
  • Page 115: Limited Warranty

    Digital Audio Video (“DAV”) Product - Exchange Warranty Toshiba America Consumer Products, L.L.C. (“TACP”) makes the following limited warranties to original consumers in the United States. THESE LIMITED WARRANTIES EXTEND TO THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER OR ANY PERSON RECEIVING THIS DAV PRODUCT AS A GIFT FROM THE ORIGINAL CONSUMER PURCHASER AND TO NO OTHER PURCHASER OR TRANSFEREE.

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