Toshiba D-VR600 Owner's Manual

Toshiba D-VR600 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Record
The model number and serial number are
on the back of your DVD/VCR. Record these
numbers in the spaces below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you
communicate with your Toshiba dealer
about this DVD/VCR.
Model number:
Serial number:
©2007 Toshiba Corporation
This device does not tape-record copy protected DVD Video Discs.
2K70101A_E Cover
08`02`07, 20:41
Various settings
Disc playback
Tape playback
Editing the disc
Additional information


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  • Page 1 The model number and serial number are on the back of your DVD/VCR. Record these numbers in the spaces below. Refer to these numbers whenever you communicate with your Toshiba dealer about this DVD/VCR. Model number: Serial number: ©2007 Toshiba Corporation This device does not tape-record copy protected DVD Video Discs.
  • Page 2: Introduction

  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 1. READ INSTRUCTIONS All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the unit is operated. 2. RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference. 3. HEED WARNINGS All warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. 4.
  • Page 4 Introduction IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 13. LIGHTNING To protect your unit from a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the unit due to lightning and power line surges.
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS 19. REPLACEMENT PARTS When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards. 20.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Contents Introduction • SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ... 2 • IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ... 3 • Contents ... 6 • Features ... 8 • Disc ... 9 Handling discs ... 9 Discs which can be played back ... 9 Discs which cannot be played back ... 9 Discs on which video can be recorded ...
  • Page 7 Contents • MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX ® playback ... 40 Using the Play screen ... 40 When the file to be displayed is selected ... 40 Playing back MP3/WMA files ... 41 JPEG slide show ... 42 To display a JPEG file one by one ... 42 Playing back DivX ®...
  • Page 8: Features

    Introduction Features Not only you can playback and record video tapes, but you can also playback DVD discs or make recordings using DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+RW or DVD+R discs with this unit. In addition, you can enjoy editing the programs you record. Playback function A realistic, powerful, Movie Theater sound When connected to Dolby Digital and DTS compliant...
  • Page 9: Disc

    Because of problems and errors that can occur during the creation of DVD and CD Software and/or the manu- facture of DVD and CD discs, Toshiba cannot assure that this VCR and DVD Video Recorder will successfully play every disc bearing DVD and CD logos. If you hap-...
  • Page 10: Discs On Which Video Can Be Recorded

    Introduction Disc Discs on which video can be recorded To record video with this unit, use the discs below: Media type DVD-RAM Ver.2.0 Ver.2.1 DVD-RW Ver.1.0, Ver.1.1, Ver.1.2 Ver.1.1 CPRM support Ver.1.2 CPRM support (1~6x SPEED) DVD-R Ver.2.0, Ver.2.1 (1~16x SPEED) DVD+RW DVD+R DVD-RAM...
  • Page 11: Recording Format

    Some of the functions described in this owner’s manual may not work with some discs. • Toshiba is not liable for any damage or loss caused directly or indirectly by the malfunction of this unit, including, without limitation, any one of the following: •...
  • Page 12: Parts And Functions

    Introduction Parts and functions Front * This unit has a door on the front panel. Please open it to access the S-VIDEO jack and the AUDIO (L/R)/VIDEO IN (INPUT 2) jacks. VCR/DVD button VCR indicator ON/STANDBY button Cassette Loading Slot EJECT button S-VIDEO IN (INPUT 2) jack AUDIO (L/R) IN...
  • Page 13: Display Window

    Parts and functions Display window CDVD RW VR No. Display Lights during video tape playback. Video tape is temporarily stopped. Lights during video tape recording. Progressive scanning mode. XP/SP/LP/SLP 4 DVD recording modes. XP, SP, LP or SLP can be selected in turn by pressing the REC MODE/SPEED repeatedly. SP/SLP 2 VCR recording modes.
  • Page 14: Remote Control

    Introduction Parts and functions Remote control 2K70101A_E P12-19 OPEN/CLOSE Opens or Closes the tray. EJECT Ejects the cassette tape. PROGRESSIVE Activates the progressive scanning mode. RESOLUTION Changes the HDMI output resolution. ON/STANDBY Turns power on/off. Setting input Entering a password INSTANT REPLAY Repeats playback between the section played 10 seconds before and present section.
  • Page 15: Power Source

    Parts and functions Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control: Open the battery compartment cover in the direction of the ar- row. Caution: Never throw batteries into a fire. NOTES: • Be sure to use AAA size batteries. • Dispose of batteries in a designated disposal area. •...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Cable Or Satellite Box

    Introduction Connecting to a Cable or Satellite Box This DVD/VCR does not have a tuner. For recording TV programs, you need to connect to either Cable or Satellite Box. DVD/VCR to Cable/Satellite Box connection Signal flow To wall outlet To VIDEO Notes: •...
  • Page 17: Connections With The Tv Or Audio Component

    Connections with the TV or audio component The exact arrangement you use to interconnect various video and audio components to the DVD/VCR is dependent on the model and features of each component. Check the Owner’s Manual provided with each component for the location of video and audio inputs and outputs.
  • Page 18 Introduction Connections with the TV or audio component Connect to a TV with HDMI output HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. HDMI transfers digital audio and uncompressed digital video on a single cable. As a result, audio cables and video cables don’t need to be connected separately to a device.
  • Page 19 Connections with the TV or audio component Connect to a stereo amplifier with audio output You can enjoy high quality audio by connecting the audio output to your amplifier. Connect the audio output jacks to any line-level inputs (such as AUX, DVD, CD, etc.) of an audio amplifier. Audio (L) output DVD/VCR Audio (R) output...
  • Page 20: Various Settings

    Various settings SETUP MENU The SETUP MENU consists of several menus where you can make various settings concerning lan- guage, audio functions and images. In addition, this menu includes a clock, and other things that require setting just after purchase. For details of each menu, see the corresponding section in this chapter.
  • Page 21: Setting The Language

    Setting the language You can choose the language of the menu screen, DVD menu, DVD audio and subtitles. Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set it to the video input mode. • Select “Language” from “General”. For the proce- dure, see steps 1 to 3 in “Using the SETUP MENU”...
  • Page 22: Setting The Parental Control

    Various settings Setting the parental control Some discs are specified as not suitable for chil- dren. This unit can prevent playback of such discs. Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set it to the video input mode. • Select “Rating” from “General”. For the procedure, see steps 1 to 3 in “Using the SETUP MENU”...
  • Page 23: Setting The Clock

    Setting the clock / Setting the disc You can manually set the date, year and present time with the remote control. Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set it to the video input mode. • Select “Clock” from “General”. For the procedure, see steps 1 to 3 in “Using the SETUP MENU”...
  • Page 24: New Disc Format

    Various settings Setting the disc (continued) New Disc Format If you insert an unused DVD-RW disc, the disc is auto- matically formatted. If you use DVD-RW (Ver.1.1/1.2), you can select the mode to be used for automatic format. Select “New Disc Format” and select the mode from the list below.
  • Page 25: Protect Disc

    Setting the disc (continued) Protect Disc You can protect a disc to prevent the content recorded on it from being erased, edited or re-recorded. Only DVD-RAM and DVD-RW (in VR mode) can be pro- tected. Select “Protect Disc” and press ENTER to protect the disc.
  • Page 26: Setting The A/V Output

    Various settings Setting the A/V Output This section describes screen settings. Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set it to the video input mode. • Select “Video” from “A/V Output”. For the procedure, see steps 1 to 3 in “Using the SETUP MENU” on page Video Video Picture...
  • Page 27: Drc

    Setting the A/V Output DRC (Dynamic Range Control) enables you to control the dynamic range so as to achieve a suitable sound for your equipment. Select “DRC” and the level from below. Dynamic range is reduced. STD: Full dynamic range is reduced. MAX: Full dynamic range is maintained.
  • Page 28: Other

    Various settings Other You can set the switching interval between played back images in the slide show mode. Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set it to the video input mode. • Select “Other”. For the procedure, see steps 1 to 2 in “Using the SETUP MENU”...
  • Page 29: Disc Playback

    Disc playback Playback procedure NOTES: • If a non-compatible disc is loaded, “Incorrect disc”, “Wrong region” or “Wrong Rating” will appear on the TV screen according to the type of loaded disc. In this case, check your disc again (See pages 9 and 22). •...
  • Page 30: Playback By Selecting A Title

    Disc playback Playback by selecting a title When playing back a recorded disc, you can display the Title List and select the title to be played back. NOTE: When a disc that has been recorded in the Video mode is finalized, the Title List is automatically changed that can be played back even with other DVD players.
  • Page 31: Checking Media Information

    Checking media information Various information on the loaded disc can be displayed on the TV screen. NOTES: • The displayed information varies with the type of media. • Some information may not appear due to media type or operating con- ditions.
  • Page 32: Special Playback

    Disc playback Special playback NOTE: There may be a slight delay between pressing the button and the function activation. NOTES: • The unit is capable of holding a still video image or On screen display image on your television screen indefi- nitely.
  • Page 33: Instant Skip

    Instant skip / Locating a specific scene 2K70101A_E P29-36 Instant skip Use this function to skip commercials while playback. Press INSTANT SKIP during playback. The time jumps to a point approx. 30 seconds later and playback re- sumes. NOTE: With some DVD-Video, the Instant skip operation may not work. Locating a specific scene Specify the time recorded on the disc, chapter/track or title to play- back.
  • Page 34: Repeat Playback

    Disc playback Repeat playback NOTES: • Some discs may not work with the repeat operation. • In A-B repeat mode, subtitles near point A or B may not appear. • A-B repeat does not work during the Title and the Chapter repeat play- back.
  • Page 35: Title Selection

    Title selection / DVD menu NOTES: • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to select the title, and a “title menu” may simply be called a “menu” or “title” in the instructions supplied with the disc. • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to resume playback at the scene where you pressed TOP MENU/TITLE MENU or DVD...
  • Page 36: Changing Angles

    Disc playback Changing angles / Zooming / Karaoke playback NOTES: • Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to change the angles even if multi-angles are recorded on the disc. • You can use the Pause, Slow, Search or Skip feature in the zoom mode.
  • Page 37: Changing Soundtrack Language

    Changing soundtrack language / Subtitles / To turn off the PBC (VIDEO CD Version 2.0) NOTES: • If the desired language is not appeared after pressing AUDIO or SUBTITLE, the language is not recorded on the disc. • Changing soundtrack or subtitles language is canceled when you open the disc tray.
  • Page 38: Various Operations On Cd

    Disc playback Various operations on CD This section describes the Play screen where music CDs can be played back using the various op- erations. 2K70101A_E P37-43 Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set to the video input mode. • Load the music CD. •...
  • Page 39: Shuffle Playback

    Various operations on CD 2K70101A_E P37-43 Shuffle playback During playback, press to select the control menu and press ENTER. Press “Shuffle”, then press ENTER. Press PLAY. All tracks are played back in random order. To cancel random playback, select “Normal” from and press ENTER.
  • Page 40: Mp3/Wma/Jpeg/Divx

    Disc playback MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX MP3 and WMA files can be played back. You can also display JPEG/ DivX ® files on the TV screen and en- joy them. Some discs may not play due to the condition of the recording. Limitations on MP3/WMA/ ®...
  • Page 41: Playing Back Mp3/Wma Files

    Please be advised that you must obtain permission from the applicable copyright owners to download copyrighted content, including music files, in any format, including the MP3 and WMA formats, prior to the downloading thereof. Toshiba has no right to grant and does not grant permission to download any copyrighted content.
  • Page 42: Jpeg Slide Show

    Disc playback MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX JPEG CD JPEG files must have the extension letters “.jpe”, “.jpeg” or “.jpg”. 2K70101A_E P37-43 ® playback JPEG slide show Preparation: Set “JPEG Interval” to “5 sec.”, “10 sec.” or “15 sec.” (See page 28.) Press to select (Thumbnail play), then press ENTER.
  • Page 43: Playing Back Divx Video Files

    MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX ® DivX video specifications • DivX ® file must have the extension letters “.avi” “.div” or “.divx” • DivX ® version: DivX ® 3, 4, 5, and 6 (specifically 3.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.0.2, 5.0.5, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 6.0 at Home Theater profile).
  • Page 44: Tape Playback

    Tape playback Loading and unloading a cassette tape Use only video cassette tapes marked • Cassettes marked “VHS” (or “S-VHS”) can be used with this video cassette recorder. However, S-VHS record- ing is not possible with this unit. • This unit is equipped with SQPB (S-VHS QUASI PLAYBACK) that makes it possible to playback S-VHS record- ings with regular VHS resolution.
  • Page 45: Cassette Tape Playback

    Cassette tape playback NOTES: • This unit selects the playback tape speed SP, LP or SLP automatically. • It is impossible to switch to the VCR mode during DVD playback. 2K70101A_E P44-51 Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set to the video input mode. •...
  • Page 46: Special Playback

    Tape playback Special playback Picture search Reverse picture search function Press REW x 1 or x 2 during the playback. Forward picture search function Press F.FWD x 1 or x 2 during the playback. To resume normal playback: Press PLAY. SPEED SEARCH TIMES PICTURE SEARCH SPEED TAPE SPEED...
  • Page 47: Zero Return Function

    ZERO RETURN function / Video index search system ZERO RETURN function This function makes tape rewind- ing stop at the counter “00:00:00” position automatically. NOTES for Counter Display: • If you rewind the tape beyond “00:00:00”, a minus sign (“–”) will be displayed in front of the time.
  • Page 48: Read This Before Recording On Disc

    Recording Read this before recording on disc This section explains what you must know to record onto a disc. Read it be- fore attempting to record. NOTE: A power failures is occured or the AC cord plug be disconnected while re- cording, editing, initializing, finalizing or any other function, the program being recorded will be lost or the disc...
  • Page 49: Images That Cannot Be Recorded

    Read this before recording on disc The unauthorized recording, use, distribution, or revision of televi- sion programs, videotapes, DVDs and other materials, is prohibited under the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries, and may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
  • Page 50: Recording A Tv Program

    Recording Recording a TV program You can record programs you watch on TV onto video tapes or DVDs. NOTES: • When recording onto a DVD, it takes some time from when you press REC/OTR until recording actually starts. Press REC/OTR slightly earlier before the preferred starting point.
  • Page 51: One-Touch Timer Recording (Otr)

    One-touch Timer Recording (OTR) The One-touch Timer Recording fea- ture provides a simple and convenient way to make a timed recording. NOTES: • If you wish to watch the DVD playback during the VCR OTR, press DVD to change to DVD mode and perform the DVD playback.
  • Page 52: Timer Recording

    Recording Timer recording The timer recording system allows you to select the date, time and channel and record the desired pro- grams. Up to 12 timer programs within a month can be stored in this unit. NOTE: If a recordable tape is not inserted or no disc space is available, the timer record indicator “...
  • Page 53 Timer recording NOTES: • If you select timer recording on a specified date only one time, select “Once” in the “Recurrence” for re- cording. You can record same days of every week or from Monday to Fri- day using the item “Recurrence”. The items you can select are as fol- lows: Once:...
  • Page 54 Recording Timer recording NOTES: • Recording starts a few seconds be- fore the preset starting time. • You cannot use the timer recording for the both DVD and VCR at the same time. • You can playback the DVD during the VCR timer recording, and you can playback the VCR during the DVD timer recording.
  • Page 55: Chase Playback

    Chase playback You can begin playback from the beginning of a program currently being recorded. You will find this function of great advantage on long programs, as you do not have to wait for the end of recording to be- gin playback.
  • Page 56: Editing The Disc

    Editing the disc Editing the disc This section explains how to edit the recorded contents on DVDs. However, the items that you can edit vary with the recording DVDs. On DVD-RAM and DVD-RW (VR mode), you can edit various title menus, whereas on the other discs, you can edit only a few items.
  • Page 57: Adding Chapter Mark

    Adding chapter mark NOTE: You can automatically add a chapter mark in recording. For more informa- tion, see page 27. 2K70101A_E P56-63 Preparation: • Turn ON the TV and set to the video input mode. • Load the recorded disc. •...
  • Page 58: Erasing Chapter

    Editing the disc Erasing chapter 2K70101A_E P56-63 You can erase an unnecessary chapter (scene). Erase the chapter after checking the title. You cannot restore the erased scene. When you erase the scene, you can increase the disc space. Press TITLE MENU to display the Title List. Press to select the title where a chapter is deleted.
  • Page 59: Combining Chapters

    Combining chapters 2K70101A_E P56-63 The adjacent two chapters can be combined. Press TITLE MENU to display the Title List. Press to select the title where you want to combine the chapters. Press to select (Chapter List), and press ENTER. Title List will change to Chapter List of the selected title. Press to select a chapter.
  • Page 60: Selecting Thumbnail Picture

    Editing the disc Selecting thumbnail picture 2K70101A_E P56-63 You can change the thumbnail picture. Press TITLE MENU to display the Title List. Title List No Label Remain: 55m XP Line 1 Total: 4 titles Feb 2, 2007-4:30 PM Title:I Rec Mode: XP Line 1 (S) 00:00:03 / 00:01:18 Feb 13, 2007-12:00 PM...
  • Page 61: Changing Title Name

    Changing title name NOTE: The title name can be a maximum of 32 characters. 2K70101A_E P56-63 Press TITLE MENU to display the Title List. Title List No Label Remain: 55m XP Line 1 Total: 4 titles Feb 2, 2007-4:30 PM Title:I Rec Mode: XP Line 1 (S) 00:00:03 / 00:01:18...
  • Page 62: Erasing Title

    Editing the disc Erasing title NOTES: • This unit cannot make the title deletion on DVD-RW (Video mode) and DVD-R after they are finalized. • This unit cannot create free disc space on DVD-RW (Video mode) and DVD-R, even when you delete titles.
  • Page 63: Changing Disc Name

    Changing disc name NOTE: If there are no titles recorded on the disc, the Title List will not be displayed and therefore you cannot change the disc name. 2K70101A_E P56-63 Press TITLE MENU to display the Title List. Title List No Label Remain: 55m XP Line 1...
  • Page 64: Using The Keyboard Screen

    Editing the disc Using the keyboard screen This section explains the function of the keyboard screen and how to input characters. The disc name and the title name can be changed using the key- board screen. Keyboard screen types The keyboard screen has three types: “Letters”, “Num- bers”...
  • Page 65 Using the keyboard screen Erasing a character You can erase the input character. Erasing method 1 Press to select “Back”. Press ENTER. The last input character will be erased. To erase the characters continuously, press EN- TER repeatedly. The input characters will be erased from the last to the top one by one.
  • Page 66: Dubbing

    Dubbing Dubbing a tape onto a disc You can record video or audio on a video tape onto a disc. NOTES: • Dubbing cannot be accomplished when - a copy protected tape is used. - disc protection is set. - disc has no recording space. •...
  • Page 67: Dubbing A Disc Onto A Tape

    Dubbing a disc onto a tape You can record both video and au- dio from a disc to a video tape. When a disc with a copy guard is used, a distorted image is recorded onto the video tape. DivX ®...
  • Page 68: Dubbing Using Other Equipment

    Dubbing Dubbing using other equipment You can connect another VCR or camcorder to dubbing. Typical connection: When using this unit as a recording device Playback VCR To Audio (R) OUT To Video OUT To Audio (L) OUT AUDIO/VIDEO cable (not supplied) DVD/VCR To Video IN To Audio (R) IN...
  • Page 69 Dubbing using other equipment You can connect a DV format digital video camera to the DV IN terminal to record or playback from it. Playback Digital Video Camera NOTES: • The DV terminal of this recorder supports only input from a DV for- mat digital video camera.
  • Page 70: Glossary

    Additional information Glossary A-B Repeat Playback Playback that repeats between two set points, A and angle Recorded onto some DVD discs are scenes which have been simultaneously shot from a number of dif- ferent angles (the same scene is shot from the front, from the left side, from the right side, etc.).
  • Page 71 Glossary region number There is software that enables DVD playback in dif- fering countries. The number of that kind of disc is called the “region number”. SETUP MENU Menu that contains settings for various features of this unit, such as recording and playback. Timer record- ing is also set from the SETUP MENU.
  • Page 72: Problems And Troubleshooting

    Additional information Problems and troubleshooting Use the following check list for troubleshooting when you have problems with your unit. Consult your local dealer or service outlet if problems persist. Be sure all connections are properly made when using with other units. SYMPTOMS DVD/VCR DVD/VCR does not operate.
  • Page 73: Video Head Cleaning

    Problems and troubleshooting / Video head cleaning SYMPTOMS TV recording does not work. Timer recording does not work. Noise bars on screen. OTHER No picture, or screen is blurred or divided into two parts. No 4:3 (16:9) picture No on-screen display No surround sound The unit or remote operation key is not functioning.
  • Page 74: Error/Warning Message List

    Additional information Error/Warning message list ERROR/WARNING MESSAGE General Processing... Please wait. Power ON Recovering from previous error. Please wait… Playback Incorrect disc Disc Empty Wrong region Wrong Rating No audio No subtitle Cannot play this file Recording Insert the recordable disc first. Disc is Full Recording stopped because disc is full...
  • Page 75: Specifications

    Specifications General Power supply: AC 120V 60Hz Power consumption: Operation: 30W Standby: 2.5W (if display window is off.) Weight: 11.0 lbs (5.0 kg) Dimensions: Width : 16-15/16 inches (430 mm) Height : 3-5/8 inches (91.5 mm) Depth : 13-3/16 inches (335.5 mm) Operating temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C) Operating humidity:...
  • Page 76: Limited Warranty

    Limited United States Warranty Digital Audio Video ("DAV") Product - Depot Repair 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.
  • Page 77 DAV Product to the Depot Warranty Repair Center specified by the TACP Consumer Solutions Center. For additional information, visit TACP's website: ALL WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY THE LAW OF ANY STATE OF THE U.S.A., INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS...
  • Page 78: Memo

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