Panasonic Diga Blu-ray DMR-BCT950 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Diga Blu-ray DMR-BCT950 Operating Instructions Manual


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Summary of Contents for Panasonic Diga Blu-ray DMR-BCT950

  • Page 1 Software (Firmware) Update To support the latest features, it’s very important you install the latest updates to maintain proper operation of your unit. For details, refer to “Software (Firmware) Update” ( 100) or (This site is in English only.) SQT0802...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions WARNING CAUTION Unit Unit • To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or • This unit utilizes a laser. Use of controls or product damage, adjustments or performance of procedures other - Do not expose this unit to rain, moisture, than those specified herein may result in dripping or splashing.
  • Page 3: Supplied Accessories

    Supplied accessories Batteries • Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the type Please check and identify the supplied recommended by the manufacturer. accessories. • Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte (Product numbers are correct as of June 2015. leakage and may cause a fire.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Network Safety precautions ....2 Supplied accessories ....3 Smart Home Networking (DLNA) .
  • Page 5 Getting started Watching broadcasts Recording Playing back video Editing video Copying video Photo and Music Network With Other Equipment Convenient functions Troubleshooting Reference SQT0802...
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting started HDD and media information Getting started For more details, refer also to the specifications. ( 112) Recordable/playable contents (–: Impossible) Media type Standard symbol Recordable contents Playable contents • Video • WAV • MP3 • AVCHD/AVCHD 3D • FLAC •...
  • Page 7 It cannot be recorded directly. (Only compatible with copying from the built-in HDD) §1 Recorded with AVCHD format compatible devices (Panasonic video camera, etc.). It may not be §2 able to play back, add, or edit depending on the device.
  • Page 8 Getting started HDD and media information Information about contents ∫ Broadcast Recordings ∫ Photo files Numbers of titles that can be recorded: Compatible pixels: Between 34k34 and 8192k8192 pixels Maximum Sub sampling: 4:2:2, 4:2:0 Media titles (Motion JPEG is not supported.) 3000 Maximum numbers of contents: BD-RE, BD-R...
  • Page 9 Getting started Recording mode Recording Mode HG/HX/HE/HL/HM XP/SP/LP/EP/FR §1 Feature Programmes can be Recording can be done Recording can be done recorded in a nearly with reduced recording with reduced recording perfect broadcasted state. volume in High definition volume in Standard (HD) quality definition (SD) quality.
  • Page 10 Getting started HDD and media information Notes for the disc • Operation and sound quality of CDs that do not conform to • Region management information CD-DA specifications (copy control CDs, etc.) cannot be The unit can play back BD-Video/DVD-Video guaranteed.
  • Page 11: Unit Care

    Getting started Unit care HDD/USB HDD handling care When moving the unit Before moving the unit, ensure the disc tray is • The HDD is a high precision recording empty. instrument and is easily susceptible to damage. 1 Switch the unit to standby mode. (Wait until Therefore, be careful of the following points “Good-bye”...
  • Page 12: Control Reference Guide

    Getting started Control reference guide Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. Remote control 1 Transmit the remote control signal • Point it at remote control signal sensor on  this unit. ( 2 Switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa 3 Select drive (HDD, Disc, SD or USB) ...
  • Page 13 Getting started Main unit Display Display    5 6 7 8 10   1 Main display section indicator Pull to flip down the • Messages and other information are front panel. displayed. ( 110) 2 Drive (HDD, BD or SD) indicator 3 Recording indicator 1 Remote control signal sensor •...
  • Page 14: Ci (Common Interface) Module

    Getting started CI (Common Interface) module An appropriate CI module is required to view or record the encrypted broadcast. You need a CI module, CAM (Conditional Access Module) together with a certified Smart Card, and a subscription with the corresponding broadcaster. •...
  • Page 15 Getting started About CI Plus compatible broadcast Retention limit There are some titles for which the playback will “CI Plus” is a technical specification that imposes be disabled after a predetermined time. contents protection, etc. (e.g., Permitted playback period is 90 minutes CI Plus contents protection after recording.) •...
  • Page 16: Connection

    • Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions. • Use the High Speed HDMI cables. Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized. It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. When outputting 1080p or 24p (4K) signal, please use HDMI cables 5.0 meters or less.
  • Page 17 Getting started [BST950] Basic connections The following three connection methods are available. Choose a method suited to your environment. A Using a single cable router: You can record three programmes simultaneously. • Attach the splitter (supplied) to LNB IN 1 and LNB IN 2 terminals, then connect satellite cable to the splitter.
  • Page 18 Getting started Connection The Set Top Box or video equipment Amplifier/receiver connections connections HDMI terminal HDMI cable Amplifier/ receiver 21-pin Scart cable HDMI cable § Set Top Box or video equipment A 21-pin Adaptor is required for § AUDIO/VIDEO terminal. •...
  • Page 19 Getting started ∫ Amplifier/receiver not compatible with 3D DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal or 4K You can enjoy richer sound by using the Amplifier/receiver HDMI(SUB) terminal. Coaxial cable HDMI cable • When you do not want the audio to be output from the TV, set “HDMI Audio Output”...
  • Page 20 Wireless LAN connection Wireless router, etc. Internet • For up-to-date compatibility information on your Wireless router, refer to (This site is in English only.) • The unit is not compatible with public wireless LAN services. SQT0802...
  • Page 21: Settings

    Manufacturer and Code No. TV operation buttons The TV can be operated from the TV operation Brand Code Brand Code Panasonic 01/02/03/04 buttons of the remote control. NOBLEX AIWA NOKIA 25/26/27/60/61 • Perform the setting if you cannot operate the TV...
  • Page 22 Getting started Settings [BCT950] Easy Setting 2 [DVB-C] Select “Start Auto Setup”, then press The tuner in this unit is compatible with digital [OK]. Cable broadcast services and digital terrestrial • Frequency broadcast services. Auto • In these operating instructions, The preset frequency will be [DVB-C] : indicates features applicable to digital automatically used.
  • Page 23 Getting started [BST950] Easy Setting 2 Select “Start Auto Setup”, then press [OK]. Turn on the TV, then select the appropriate Auto Setup starts. AV input to suit the connections to this unit. These operations (Searching Satellite and Searching Channels) may take some time. Press [Í] on the remote control or [Í/I] on this unit.
  • Page 24 Getting started Settings Search for wireless network: Easy Network Setting The available wireless networks will be displayed. After completing “Easy Setting”, you can continue Select your network name and press [OK]. with “Easy Network Setting”. - If your Network name is not displayed, search Select “Wired”...
  • Page 25 Getting started To restart Easy Network Setting 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. ( • Refer to the operating instructions of the hub or router. • If you set “Home Network function” or “TV Anywhere” to 2 Select “Basic Settings” in “Setup”, then press “On”, the setting for “Quick Start”...
  • Page 26: Function Menu Screen

    Getting started FUNCTION MENU screen You can easily access the desired functions, such FUNCTION MENU list as playback, timer recording, the unit’s settings • Keyword Recording ( etc. via the FUNCTION MENU. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. • TV Guide ( • Timer Recording ( FUNCTION MENU Keyword Recording TV Guide...
  • Page 27: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Using channel information Press [INPUT SELECT] and select “TV”, While watching a programme then press [OK]. Press [STATUS Channel information appears. Press [CH W X] to select the channel. • You can also select the channel by the ...
  • Page 28 Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts To show subtitle Aspect You can switch the screen mode. When “ ” appears in channel information Refer to “Switching the aspect ratio of the screen”. ( 103) Press [STTL • Press again to hide subtitle. To select the contents in the broadcast To change subtitle language 1 Press [OPTION].
  • Page 29 Watching broadcasts Using Channel List Using TV Guide system You can select from the list of channel names. Press [GUIDE]. Press [OK]. e.g. Landscape view Landscape TV Guide All DVB Channels TUE 06.01.2015 8:05 Category: All DVB Channels Sorting 123... 8:00 - 9:45 TUE 06.01 8:00...
  • Page 30 Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts While pausing a programme via external input: REWIND LIVE TV/PAUSE LIVE TV Press [STATUS ] twice. This unit temporarily saves a live TV programme you are watching with this unit’s tuner on HDD. 8:50:55 06.01.2015  REWIND LIVE TV Play 8:50.50...
  • Page 31: Recording

    Recording Recording TV programmes Recording To set the recording time 1 Select “Recording Time” or “Continuous recording” in step 4 ( left). • This unit can record three programmes being Recording Time: broadcasted at the same time. § You can set the length of recording time from •...
  • Page 32 Recording Recording TV programmes Operation during Recording To pause recording After displaying the recording programme, press To check the recording programme [PAUSE ;]. Press [STATUS • Press again to restart recording. (A title is not split into separate titles.) e.g., While recording three programmes simultaneously •...
  • Page 33 Recording When “Automatic” is selected Notes for recording of an encrypted broadcast Programme “A” “B” While recording This unit allows you to record/view/play an programme “A”, start Record Record encrypted programme by decryption using a recording programme (Decrypted) (Encrypted) supporting CI module. “B”.
  • Page 34 Recording Recording TV programmes Encrypted titles Programmes recorded in encrypted form ( have the following restrictions: - The encrypted title can be played back, but it does not mean that it is decrypted and saved in the decrypted form. - Depending on the programme, it may not be possible to play back/decrypt after recording.
  • Page 35: Timer Recording

    Recording Timer recording To use TV Guide system Refer to “Using TV Guide system”. ( • You can enter up to 32 programmes within a month in advance. (Each daily or weekly To edit the timer recording on the TV Guide programme is counted as one programme.) screen •...
  • Page 36 Recording Timer recording To search the programmes If “Overlapped Timer Recording” screen appears 1 On the TV Guide screen: Press [OPTION]. 2 Select the item, then press [OK]. Overlapped Timer Recording Timer programme overlaps with others. Keyword Search Some part or all of programmes may not be recorded completely. Displays programmes including the input keyword.
  • Page 37 Recording Manually programming timer Timer recording options recording Select the items and change the items. Press [PROG/CHECK]. e.g., Timer Recording 30:24 DR TUE 06.01.2015 8:05 Signal Supported : OFF Timer Recording 30:30 DR TUE 06.01.2015 8:05 Channel Day/Date Start Stop Mode Conv.
  • Page 38 Recording Timer recording Timer recording from channel Notes on timer recording information • When the programme recorded in DR mode is You can make timer recording of the current or converted, the audio content and subtitle next programme. language will be selected according to the following settings: While watching a programme - “Multi Audio”...
  • Page 39 Recording To confirm and edit a timer Screen icons programme Red: Timer recording standby is activated. Press [PROG/CHECK]. Grey: Timer recording standby is deactivated. e.g., Currently recording programme Timer Recording 30:30 DR TUE 06.01.2015 8:05 Channel Name Space Schedule Mode A part or all of the programme will not be MON 13.01 Guide...
  • Page 40: Keyword Recording

    Recording Keyword Recording Keyword Recording conditions Search Conditions: Keyword 1-16 The unit can find programmes that include specified keywords from programme names and Input the keyword to be registered. programme information on TV Guide, and record • Refer to “Entering text”. ( 103) the programmes automatically.
  • Page 41 Recording Recording Settings: Priority order of Keyword Recording Conversion Mode Recording takes place in the following order of Refer to step 2 on page 31, “Recording TV priority: programmes”. 1 A programme that is already being recorded Subtitle 2 Timer Recording You can choose whether or not to record the 3 A programme with a smaller keyword subtitle at conversion.
  • Page 42 Recording Keyword Recording Displaying the Keyword List Automatic deletion of Keyword Recording You can also set keywords from FUNCTION By default, when the HDD capacity is low, the unit MENU. automatically deletes titles recorded with Keyword Recording, starting from the one with the oldest 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU].
  • Page 43: Playing Back Video

    Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Playing back video Video Menu screen § e.g., “For recorded titles ( 9)” only §     Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Video Menu Grouped Titles Time Remaining 45:54 (DR) Select “Contents on HDD”, then press Keyword Record Not Viewed Movie...
  • Page 44 Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Title is recorded using a different Screen icons encoding system from that of the Currently recording programme unit. Change the “TV System” ( 93). Protected title Title was not recorded due to Radio programme recording protection Title cannot be played...
  • Page 45 Playing back video Editing the grouped titles You can quickly find the recorded titles by 1 Select the title or the group, then press the selecting the tab. yellow button. • A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. • Press the yellow button again to cancel. To select the tab 2 Press [OPTION].
  • Page 46 Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Video list screen Playing Keyword Recording titles e.g., Select “Keyword Record” tab. Videos \ Video \ Video Menu Time Remaining 45:54 (DR) Parent Folder Keyword Record Not Viewed Movie Social/Economic AVCHD Folder 01 Titles will be deleted if not enough space on HDD.
  • Page 47: Playing Titles On The Media

    Playing back video Playing titles on the media Menu screen § Selecting screen for each operation is displayed when the media is inserted, and you can access the operation screen easily. “For data files ( 9)” only § e.g., [USB] USB Device Insert the media.
  • Page 48 Playing back video Playing titles on the media Video Menu screen Notes for BD-Live discs e.g., [BD-V] BD-Live allows you to enjoy more functions such Video Menu All Titles BD-RE Time Remaining 10:30 (DR) as subtitles, exclusive images and online games. Channel Date Title Name...
  • Page 49: Operation During Play

    Playing back video Operation during play Quick View Press and hold [PLAY/a1.3 1]. • Press again to return to normal speed. • Xvid, MKV, MP4 and MPEG2: Quick View is not effective. • Discs continue to rotate while menus are displayed. Press •...
  • Page 50 Playing back video Operation during play Frame-by-frame To display menu While paused, press [2] (2;) or [1] (;1). [BD-V] [DVD-V] • Each press shows the next frame. 1 Press [OPTION]. • Press and hold to change in succession forward 2 Select “Playback Menu”, then press [OK]. or backward.
  • Page 51 Playing back video Changing audio 3D video playback Press [AUDIO]. Preparation • It will switch depending on the contents Connect 3D compatible TV to this unit. ( 16, 17) recorded every time it is pressed. • Perform the necessary preparations for the TV. Play back following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Page 52 Playing back video Operation during play 3D settings during playback • Please refrain from viewing 3D images if you do not feel Change this setting when the screen is not well or are experiencing visual fatigue. correctly displayed for 3D compatible In the event that you experience dizziness, nausea, or other programmes.
  • Page 53: Editing Video

    Editing video Deleting/Editing titles Editing video Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, Editing recorded titles content cannot be restored to its original state. Make certain before proceeding. • If the title is contents protected, you may not perform editing other than deleting. ( §...
  • Page 54 Editing video Deleting/Editing titles Setting protection Dividing title [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [+R] [+RW] Protection setting prevents the title from 1 Select “Divide Title” in “Edit”, then press [OK]. accidental deletion. 2 Press [OK] at the point to divide the title. 1 Select “Set up Protection”...
  • Page 55 Editing video 3 Select the item, then press [OK]. File Conversion Convert & Delete: [HDD] [USB_HDD] The original title will be deleted to save HDD File Conversion is a function to convert the capacity after conversion. recording mode of the title in DR mode and Convert Only: AVCHD contents.
  • Page 56 Editing video Deleting/Editing titles To confirm whether the conversion is File Decryption completed [HDD] Press [VIDEO MENU]. Encrypted titles ( ) can be decrypted manually. e.g., 1 Select “File Decryption” in “Edit”, then press Channel Date Title Name Titles 04.10 [OK].
  • Page 57 Editing video Editing chapters Deleting video files on the HDD [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] On the video list screen: 1 Select “Chapter View”, then press [OK]. Select the file or folder. 2 Perform the editing operations. e.g., Edit Chapter Mark: Select the point where you want to start a new Videos \ Video \...
  • Page 58: Copying Video

    Copying video Copying titles Copying video To register the external HDD (USB HDD) §1, 2, 3 Refer to “Registering the USB HDD”. ( To copy HD Video (AVCHD) to the DVD-R in High Definition §1, 3 Refer to “Copying HD Video (AVCHD) to the DVD-R in High Definition”.
  • Page 59 Copying video To change the selection Setting the copying options 1 Select the item in step 8 ( 58). 1 Select “No”, then press [OK] in step 7 ( 58). e.g., e.g., [HDD] > [BD-RE] The order of copying Automatic Standby after Copy Remaining space Standby status can be changed if required.
  • Page 60 Copying video Copying titles Copying from media other than HDD Copying titles with copying list with Video Menu ,. [USB_HDD] [HDD] §1, 2, 3 [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [+RW] > [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] > [HDD] Insert a disc. [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] The menu screen appears.
  • Page 61 Copying video Register titles for copy. Make other settings. 1 Select “Create List”, then press 1 Select “Other Settings”, then press [1] (right). [1] (right). 2 Select “New item”, then press [OK]. e.g., 3 Select the title, then press the yellow Copy button.
  • Page 62 Copying video Copying titles Editing the copying list Screen icons 1 Select the title after step 4-4 ( 61). Titles that cannot be copied in high speed mode Copy Cancel All Destination Capacity: 2:00 ( 50% ) Size: 1:00 Titles that cannot be copied Copy Direction Title Disc...
  • Page 63 Copying video Notes for copying Notes for normal speed copy • [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] You cannot copy to Notes for high speed copy the disc in the following cases. High Speed Copying is the process of copying a - When there is not enough free space on the title to disc in high speed while maintaining the HDD.
  • Page 64 Copying video Copying titles Copying a finalised disc • Operations and on-screen displays during copy are also [DVD-V] > [HDD] recorded. While playing a disc, the content being played is copied to the HDD according to the set time. Copying Title Playing Press [FUNCTION MENU].
  • Page 65 - Without the AVCHD information (video recorded with • All files in the folder will be copied. certain non-Panasonic equipment, video copied to the • The names of folders/files cannot be changed after they are HDD after copying it to BD-R or BD-RE once, etc.) copied to the HDD.
  • Page 66: Photo And Music

    Photo and Music Playing photos Photo and Music Photo Menu screen §1 §2 §3 e.g., [HDD] Photo Menu “For data files ( 9)” only (JPEG, MPO) §1 03.01.2012 [BD-RE] only §2 29.10.2012 25.02.2013 [RAM] [DVD-R] [+R] only 15.03.2013 §3 [HDD] Page 0002/0002 Page Up...
  • Page 67 Photo and Music Photo play option Slideshow settings While displaying a photo: On the Photo Menu screen: Press [OPTION]. Press the green button. Select the item, then press [OK]. Slideshow Start Slideshow Graphic Display Level Interval Normal You can change the 3D position of the Transition Effect Fade Repeat Play...
  • Page 68: Editing Photos

    Photo and Music Editing photos §1 §2 Select the item, then press [OK]. Enter Folder Name [BD-RE] only §1 Refer to “Entering text”. ( 103) [RAM] only §2 Combine Folders On the Photo Menu screen: [HDD] To edit the folder: Select the folder.
  • Page 69: Copying Photos

    Photo and Music Copying photos §1 §2 §3 Copying automatically [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] > [HDD] [DVD-R] [+R] [CD] [SD] [USB] “For data files ( 9)” only (JPEG, MPO) §1 Newly added photos will automatically be copied [BD-RE] only §2 to the HDD. [RAM] [DVD-R] [+R] only §3 Insert the media.
  • Page 70: Playing Music

    Photo and Music Playing music §2 §1 Screen icons Folder “For data files ( 9)” only §1 [DVD-R] [+R] only §2 Music Move to the parent folder Playing music CD (CD-DA) [CD] (CD-DA) Playing music file on the HDD Insert the disc. [HDD] Playback will automatically start.
  • Page 71: Copying/Deleting Music

    Photo and Music Copying/Deleting music §1 §2 Deleting [HDD] “For data files ( 9)” only §1 [DVD-R] [+R] only §2 On the music list screen: Select the file or folder. Copying • Multiple selection ( left) [USB_HDD] [DVD-R] [+R] [CD] [USB] > [HDD] Press [DELETE].
  • Page 72: Network

    For details regarding the connection and and the operating instructions for each item of operation of equipment connected via a network, equipment. refer to their respective operating instructions. DLNA function compatible software should be § (This site is in English only.) installed.
  • Page 73 Using this unit as Client • If you want to display the playback menu while playing back You can share videos, photos and music stored in a video on the Panasonic DLNA compatible equipment, the DLNA Certified media server. press [AUDIO].
  • Page 74 Example of file extension Media Renderer. JPEG .jpg .mpo §1, 2 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Only when the server is another Panasonic §1 Select “Media Renderer” in “Home Network”, Blu-ray Disc Recorder, etc. then press [OK]. 2D playback only. §2 Operate the Digital Media Controller Audio compatible equipment.
  • Page 75 Network Using Smart Home Networking When no devices are found (DLNA) with Wi-Fi Direct ® Wi-Fi Direct Connection Wi-Fi Direct is a standard that enables wireless Device not found. To connect with a Wi-Fi Direct compatible device, LAN devices to communicate each other directly please check connection mode of pairing device and select “Search again”.
  • Page 76: Dvb-Via-Ip Server Function (Tv>Ip)

    Network Using DVB-via-IP Server Function (TV>IP) The DVB-via-IP Server Function allows you to stream TV broadcasts to a compatible device in • When “DVB-via-IP Server” is set to “On”, this unit uses one the same network. You can watch broadcasts on tuner.
  • Page 77: Tv Anywhere

    Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the Preparation content or the continuity of the services. • In the following cases, settings are possible using “Network •...
  • Page 78: With Other Equipment

    With Other Equipment Recording from external equipment With Other Equipment To stop recording Press [STOP ∫]. Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP Manually programming timer recording from external equipment Refer to “Manually programming timer recording” 37). • Following contents or media cannot be played back while recording from external equipment.
  • Page 79: Copying The Hd Video (Avchd)

    “For data files ( 9)” only § Title recorded using a different (NTSC) encoding system from that of the e.g., Connecting to the Panasonic video camera (PAL) unit. • Titles displaying these marks cannot be selected. USB connection cable (optional) Connect the video camera or insert the media.
  • Page 80: Registering The External Hdd (Usb Hdd)

    Please use a confirmed USB HDD. For the latest information on confirmed USB HDDs, please check the following website. • Certain non-confirmed USB HDDs cannot be used with this unit. • If a problem occurs with the USB HDD, please contact the manufacturer of the device.
  • Page 81 With Other Equipment Disconnecting the USB HDD Registering the USB HDD Disconnecting without following this procedure • If the registering screen appears when may result in the loss of recorded content from connecting the USB HDD, go to step 5. the USB HDD or the internal HDD.
  • Page 82: Convenient Functions

    Easy control only with Panasonic TV’s VIERA Link is a convenient function which will link remote control the operations of this unit and a Panasonic TV You can operate this unit using the TV remote (VIERA) or an amplifier/receiver. You can use this control.
  • Page 83: Playback Menu

    Convenient functions Playback menu A variety of playback operations and settings can Basic Operation be performed from this menu. Soundtrack § Available options differ depending on the playing Show or change the soundtrack. contents and the condition of the unit. Multi Audio Switch in the case of multiple audio.
  • Page 84 Convenient functions Playback menu Picture Settings Sound Effect Settings Picture Type Sound Effects Select the picture type. • This function is effective when “Digital Audio Output” is set to “PCM”. ( Sharpness Adjustment Night Surround Adjusts the sharpness of images. The greater the value is, the sharper images will be.
  • Page 85: Basic Settings

    Convenient functions Basic Settings You can change the unit’s settings of DVB Tuning, [BCT950] DVB Tuning Sound, Display, Connection, Network etc. in the menu. Favourites Edit You can create four favourites of channels for Press [FUNCTION MENU]. making viewing and recording easier. Select “Basic Settings”...
  • Page 86 Convenient functions Basic Settings Auto Setup [DVB-C] Settings for DVB-C Channels You can restart the Auto Setup. ( [DVB-T] Settings for DVB-T Channels 1 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Channel List • If the country selection screen appears: You can edit the channel list. Select the country, then press [OK].
  • Page 87 Convenient functions Update Channel List Preferred Language You can update the channel list to the latest Select the language for multi broadcast. one. If the selected language is not available, the original language will be selected. [DVB-C] HbbTV Setting • This function is not available during an Operator Turn on/off the HbbTV service.
  • Page 88 Convenient functions Basic Settings Update Channel List Antenna System You can update the channel list to the latest one. You can receive several satellites if you have 1 Select the method and settings. DiSEqC control antenna system or single cable router.
  • Page 89 Convenient functions Pure Sound mode HDD / Disc / USB HDD You can enjoy movies or music in an Settings for Playback environment more suitable for viewing by stopping the rotation of the HDD when playing 3D BD-Video Playback back commercial BD-Videos, DVD-Videos or Select the playback method of 3D compatible music CDs.
  • Page 90 Convenient functions Basic Settings Aspect for Recording Delete all music Sets the aspect ratio when recording or Delete all Music on the built-in HDD. copying except in DR mode. Format HDD • “HG”, “HX”, “HE”, “HL” or “HM” mode: Formatting deletes all contents on the If “Automatic”...
  • Page 91 Convenient functions Picture Digital Audio Output PCM Down Conversion Still Mode Check the sampling frequencies supported Select the type of picture shown when you pause by the coaxial input of the connected device. play. If the device does not support certain •...
  • Page 92 Convenient functions Basic Settings HDMI Output Settings of Music Playback Display Select the HDMI output settings. • If “Sound Quality Priority” is selected, the audio Language noise is minimised during music playback by Select the language for on-screen menus. automatically switching the video output to 1080i.
  • Page 93 Convenient functions Connection HDMI Connection HDMI (SUB) Output Mode 3D Settings Select an output mode for HDMI (SUB). 3D Type HDMI Video Format If 3D video cannot be played back in 3D, you You can only select items compatible with the may be able to play it in 3D by changing the connected equipment.
  • Page 94 Convenient functions Basic Settings Network Settings 7.1ch Audio Reformatting [BD-V] LAN Connection Mode Surround sound with 6.1 ch or less is Select the LAN connection method. automatically expanded and played back at • When not using wireless LAN (when turning 7.1 ch.
  • Page 95 Convenient functions Network Service Settings Home Network Settings You can set the DLNA (Server) function. Second Screen Browsing When this function is set to “On”, you can enjoy the content you are viewing on a Home Network function Network Service application of You can switch between enable/disable of smartphone, etc.
  • Page 96 Convenient functions Basic Settings Registration type for remote devices Others • Automatic: All connected devices on the same Standby Settings network can access this unit. Quick Start • Manual: Only registered devices can access this • On: unit. It is possible to start quickly from standby mode.
  • Page 97 2 Enter the new 4-digit PIN with the number buttons. Panasonic products close together. • Make a note of PIN in case you forget it. • Use “Set Code 1”, the factory set code, under e.g.,...
  • Page 98 Convenient functions Basic Settings System Update Language code list Software Update in Standby Lingala: 7678 Abkhazian: 6566 When you set this unit to standby mode, Afar: 6565 Lithuanian: 7684 Afrikaans: 6570 Macedonian: 7775 software (firmware) updates ( 100) are Albanian: 8381 Malagasy: 7771...
  • Page 99: 4K Networking

    Convenient functions 4K Networking You can save 4K videos/photos recorded with Copying 4K content digital cameras and other 4K-compatible devices to the HDD of this unit and play them back. ∫ 4K videos [HDD] [SD] > [USB] [HDD] Refer to “Copying video files”. ( ∫...
  • Page 100: Software (Firmware) Update

    • For the latest firmware update information, please refer to the Panasonic support site below. • You can also download the latest software (firmware) from the following website.
  • Page 101: Other Operations

    Convenient functions Other operations Media management Delete all titles [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] [SD] 1 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. 2 Select “Start”, then press [OK]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Select “Media”, then press [OK]. •...
  • Page 102 [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] • [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] If you finalise discs recorded on Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background You can select whether to show the Top Menu selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed.
  • Page 103 Convenient functions Entering text Switching the aspect ratio of the screen Preparation • Show the “Enter Title Name” screen, etc. When the image does not match the screen size of the TV, you can enlarge the image to fill the Select a character, then press [OK].
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Troubleshooting Before requesting service, make the following Cannot eject a disc. checks. If the problem still persists, consult 1 When the unit is Off, press and hold [OK], the your dealer for instructions. yellow button and the blue button at the same Updating to the latest software (firmware) may time for more than 5 seconds.
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting Displays There is a lot of image lag when playing video. • Set to “0” all items in the “Noise Reduction”. “0:00” is flashing on the front panel display. • Set the clock. ( • Set “Audio Delay”. ( The clock does not display on the unit when The images do not appear on the TV.
  • Page 106 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Auto Renewal Recording does not work Sound properly. • The programme will not be overwritten in the No sound. following cases: Distorted sound. - the programme is protected • Check the connections. ( 16, 17) - any programme is being played back or copied •...
  • Page 107 Troubleshooting Play Edit Cannot play back. Cannot edit. • The disc is dirty. ( • You may not be able to edit on the HDD if there is no available space. Delete any unwanted • The disc is scratched or marked. titles to create empty space.
  • Page 108 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Broadcast Network Picture regularly breaks up on some You cannot access this unit from DLNA channels. compatible equipment on the network. • Adjust the reception with “Manual Tuning”. • Check the network connection and the network 86, 87) settings.
  • Page 109 Troubleshooting When using Wireless LAN connection, video Reset from the DLNA Certified media server is not played back or video frames are dropped To return all the settings to the factory preset during playback. Perform “Shipping Condition” or “Default • Use 802.11n (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) Wireless Settings”.
  • Page 110 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Messages on the front panel display No Write You cannot write to this disc. The following messages or service numbers The disc may be damaged. Use a new disc. appear on the front panel display when something unusual is detected.
  • Page 111 Troubleshooting UPDATE / (“∑” stands for a number.) The unit fails to operate properly. Press [Í/I] on the main unit to switch the unit to standby mode. The software (firmware) is being updated. Now press [Í/I] on the main unit again to turn the You cannot operate the unit until the update is unit on.
  • Page 112: Reference

    Reference Specifications Reference Specifications are subject to change without ∫ Input terminal notice. AV in (21 pin): 1 pc. Analogue Video input (PAL/SECAM/NTSC): ∫ General 1 Vp-p (75 ≠) Dimensions: 430 mm (W) Analogue Audio input (L/R): 70 mm (H) Full scale: 2.0 Vrms at 1 kHz (>...
  • Page 113 Reference ∫ XP, SP, LP, EP modes Recording modes and approximate recording times Recording BD-RE, BD-R Depending on the content being recorded, the Mode (2 TB) Single Dual recording time may become shorter than indicated. Layer Layer ∫ DR mode (25 GB) (50 GB) Recording...
  • Page 114 Reference Specifications Audio information The audio output differs depending on which terminals are connected to the amplifier/receiver, and the setting on this unit. ( 91, Digital Audio Output) • The number of channels listed is the maximum possible number of output channels when connected to amplifier/receiver compatible with the respective audio format.
  • Page 115 The recording and playback of content on this or any other device may require permission from the owner of the copyright or other such rights in that content. Panasonic has no authority to and does not grant you that permission and explicitly disclaims any right, ability or intention to obtain such permission on your behalf.
  • Page 116: Licenses

    Reference Licenses “AVCHD”, “AVCHD 3D”, “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD 3D/Progressive” are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Copyright 2004-2014 Verance Corporation. Cinavia is a Verance Corporation trademark. Protected by U.S. Patent 7,369,677 and worldwide patents issued and pending under license from Verance Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 117 Basic Settings menu. At least three (3) years from delivery of this product, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at the contact information provided below, for a charge no more than our cost of physically performing source code distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code covered under GPL V2.0, LGPL V2.1 or the other licenses with the...
  • Page 118: Index

    Reference Index Protection ......101 DVB-via-IP Server ..... . 96 Aspect .
  • Page 119 Reference Tuning Channel List (BCT) ....86 PAUSE LIVE TV ..... . . 30 Channel List (BST).
  • Page 120 Directive for the chemical involved. (Inside of product) [BCT950] [BST950] Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer for Europe: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web Site: SQT0802 F0615TA0...

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