DVD RECORDER/ VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : NDRV-60 CD-R/RW Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
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Overview Recordable Discs Playable Discs DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable): These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. (8 cm/12 cm disc) Recordings can be erased, then you can Video CD (VCD) record again on the same Disc. (8 cm / 12 cm disc) DVD-R (Digital Video Disc - Recordable): Audio CD These Discs can be recorded only once.
Overview (Continued) Disc-related terms About Symbols Title (DVD only) About the symbol display The main film content or accompanying feature content or music album. “ ” may appear on the TV screen during operation. Each title is assigned a title reference number enabling This icon means the function explained in this owner’s you to locate it easily.
Overview (Continued) About DVD-R and DVD-RW disc Is editing a DVD like editing a video tape? No. When you edit a video tape you need one video How are DVD-R and DVD-RW discs different? deck to play the original tape and another to record the The essential difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW edits.
Overview (Continued) About DVD recording Notes for recording • The recording times shown are not exact because the recorder uses variable bit-rate video compression. otes This means that the exact recording time will depend • This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or on the material being recorded.
Overview (Continued) Restrictions on video recording Remote Control Operation Range • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video Point the remote control at the remote sensor and press discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected the buttons.
Overview (Continued) Precautions Notes on Discs Handling discs Handling the unit Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the When shipping the unit disc by the edges so that fingerprints will not get on the The original shipping carton and packing materials surface.
Front Panel OPERATE EJECT (Z) Switches the Recorder ON or OFF. Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. INPUT2 (VIDEO IN/AUDIO IN (Left/Right)) PLAY (N) Connect the audio/video output of an external source Starts playback. (Audio system, TV/ Monitor, VCR, Camcorder, etc.). STOP (x) Stops playback or recording.
Function Display Window Disc type indicators Indicates the type of disc loaded. Indicates when the recorder is in timer recording or a timer recording is programmed. REC The recorder is recording. PRG Programmed playback active TTL Indicates current title. A disc is inserted in the DVD deck. A VHS tape is inserted in the VCR deck.
Remote Control Overview OPERATE EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE Switches the recorder ON or OFF. - Opens and closes the disc tray. - Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. These buttons are not for this Select the Recorder’s function mode to recorder. DVD.
Rear Panel AERIAL Connect the aerial to this terminal. COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs. AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) AC Power Cord Connect to an amplifier, receiver or stereo system. Plug into the power source. VIDEO IN 1 / AUDIO IN 1 (Left/Right) Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Audio system, TV/Monitor, VCR, Camcorder).
Connections Component Video connection Connect the COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish VIDEO OUT jacks on the Recorder to the correspon- to connect, there are various ways you could connect ding input jacks on the TV using an Y Pb Pr cable (C). the recorder.
Connections (Continued) Connecting to an Amplifier Rear of Recorder Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connecting a Digital Camcorder Connections to Recorder Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to connect a DV digital camcorder or video deck or Connect the input jacks (AV1, AV2) on the Recorder to DVD-R/RW recorder and digitally transfer DV tapes or the audio/video out jacks on your accessory compo- DVD-R/RW discs to DVD-R/RW.
Before Operation Initial Settings GENERAL In this menu system, there are several ways to cus- Auto Programming tomize the settings provided. Most menus consist of This Recorder is equipped with a frequency three levels to set up the options, but some require synthesized tuner capable of receiving up to 99 TV greater depth for the variety of settings.
Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit Program Edit You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, You can perform a search to select and store TV chan- move, etc.). nels manually. Auto Programming 1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List Program Edit Edit menu then press ENTER.
Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit (Continued) Sort TV channels manually You can sort the program’s position on the Program List Station Rename menu. You can name stations independently. Names can be 1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List up to 5 characters long.
Before Operation (Continued) Clock Set VCR Play System Press SETUP. Your video recorder uses dual colour standards, PAL The Setup menu appears. and MESECAM. During play your video recorder should select the colour system automatically, however if you Use v / V to select the GENERAL menu. experience problems you may need to do it manually.
Before Operation (Continued) Factory Setting AUDIO If you need to, you can reset the recorder to all its facto- Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. ry settings. Select ‘SET’ icon then press ENTER. Set the recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use.
Before Operation (Continued) Sampling Frequency LOCK (Parental Control) If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of handling Set Password 96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice is made, this unit will automatically convert any 96 kHz To access the Movie Rating, Set Password and Country signals to 48 kHz so your system can decode them.
Before Operation (Continued) Movie Rating Country Code Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list information that applies to the complete disc or to (See “Country Code List”, page 59.).
Before Operation (Continued) RECORD VCR Record System Your video recorder uses dual colour standards, PAL Disc Record Mode and MESECAM. During recording your video recorder should select the colour system automatically, however You can set the picture quality for DVD recording; XP if you experience problems you may need to do it man- (High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), LP (Low Quality), ually.
Before Operation (Continued) DISC Disc Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc Disc Initialize can be played on a regular DVD player or computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will ini- Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for tialize the disc.
Before Operation (Continued) Disc Label Disc Protect Use this to enter a name for the disc. This name When recording in DVD+RW / +R disc or VR mode for- appears when you load the disc and when you display matted DVD-RW disc, set to ON to prevent accidental disc information on-screen.
Before Operation General Explanation of Changing TV Channels On-Screen Display If no disc or tape is playing, you can change TV chan- nels using the number or CH/TRK (v / V) buttons on This manual gives basic instructions for operating the the remote control, or the CH (v / V) buttons on the Recorder.
Before Operation Displaying Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the elapsed playing time and total time. Shows the current Shows the Current title/chapter number Title : 1/4 mode. and total number of Chapter: 3/28 0:06:32 / 2:12:10 titles/chapters. (Use v / V to select desired option) Menu Options Function Selection Method...
Before Operation Displaying Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the elapsed playing time and total time. Shows the title name, Shows the Current TITLE 1 recording date, mode. recording mode, etc. 01/01/04 0:06:32 / 2:12:10 ORG SP ORG: Original PList: Playlist (Use v / V to select desired option) Menu Options Function Selection Method...
Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD or Video CD Moving to another TITLE Video Playback Setup When a disc has more than one title, you can move to Before using the remote control, press the DVD but- another title as follows: ton to select the device to be operated.
Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (Continued) Video CDs - Repeat Track/All/Off Press REPEAT to select a desired repeat mode. Slow Motion • Track: repeats the current track. • All: repeats the all tracks on the disc. Video •...
Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) 3 Press CLEAR. “Delete selected marker. Proceed?” message appears. 4 Use b / B to select “Yes” then press ENTER. Zoom 5 Repeat steps 2-4 to erase additional Marked scene. Video 6 To remove the Marker Search menu, press The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video...
Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Changing the Audio Channel Last Condition Memory Video This recorder memorizes the user settings for the last With a Video CD, press AUDIO then press b / B disc that you have viewed. Settings remain in memory repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio even if you remove the disc from the recorder or switch channel (STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT).
Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Music menu options Disc 1. To display menu options, select a tack (or folder) on the menu then press ENTER. The Recorder can play audio CDs. Also, the Recorder 2.
Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation (Continued) 3 To exit SEARCH mode, press N (PLAY). Pause Repeat A-B 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. 2 To return to playback, press N (PLAY) or press To repeat a sequence in a track: PAUSE/STEP (X) again.
Programmed Playback with Audio CD and MP3/WMA The Program function enables you to store your favorite Play: Playback begins in the order tracks from any disc in the recorder memory. Play in which you programmed the tracks Program can contain 99 tracks (Audio CD) or 256 from the selected track.
JPEG File Operation To stop viewing at any time, press STOP. Viewing a JPEG File JPEG The Photo menu reappears. The recorder can play discs with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG Skip Images Recordings” at right. While viewing a picture, press SKIP (.
VCR Mode Tape Playback Preparation Special Effect Playback Before using the remote control, press the VCR but- Special effects playback notes ton to select the device to be operated. Horizontal lines (noise bars) will appear on the TV screen. Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- This is normal.
Basic Recording Basic Recording from a TV Instant Timer Recording Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a recording Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc or easily of a preset length without using the program tape is full or you stop the recording.
Basic Recording (Continued) Copying from DVD to VCR Copying from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a record- using the DUBBING (or DUB) button. able DVD disc using the DUBBING (or DUB) button.
Timer Recording This Recorder can be programmed to record up to 8 pro- Press ENTER to save the program. grams within a period of 1 month. The Timer Record List will appear. Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record Press TIMER REC.
Timer Recording (Continued) Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the Recorder is turned on. Press TIMER REC twice. • Use v / V to select a timer recording. • Press ENTER to edit the selected program. Timer Record menu appears. •...
Recording from an External Input Recording from External Components • If you connect a second DVD Recorder using a DV cable, you cannot control the second DVD Recorder from this one. You can record from an external component, such as a •...
Recording from an External Input (Continued) What is DV? DV-Related Messages You may see the following messages appear on your Using DV, also known as i.LINK, you can connect a TV screen when using the DV IN jack. DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and Not connected to Camcorder.
Title List and Chapter List Menu Using the Title List-Original menu Press DISPLAY to display more detailed title information The Title List-Original is where you build and edit your for selected title. Playlist, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc.
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List-Playlist Menu Using the Chapter List-Playlist Menu Press LIST/DISC MENU repeatedly to display Press LIST/DISC MENU repeatedly to display the Title List-Playlist menu. the Title List-Playlist menu. • Use the v / V buttons to display the previous/ Use v V b B to choose the title you want to next page if there are more than 6 titles.
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu Deleting a Title Video Video From the Title List display you can play, name and Before a disc is finalized, you can delete titles recorded delete titles. on the disc. Once a Video mode disc is finalized, the Title List screen changes its appearance and all you can do is Caution...
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu Press DISPLAY to display more detailed title information The Title List is where you can see the all recorded for selected title. titles, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc.
Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu Using the Chapter List menu The Title List is where you can see the all recorded Press LIST/DISC MENU to display Title List titles, and where you can delete titles and make other menu.
Title and Chapter Editing Edits you make to the Original content changes the Adding Chapter Markers actual content of the disc. For example, if you delete a title or chapter from the Original content (Title or Chapter Chapter), that title or chapter is deleted from the disc, You can put a chapter marker anywhere in a Playlist or freeing up extra recording time.
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the Making a New Playlist Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put into You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later —...
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Deleting a Title/Chapter Deleting a Part You can delete a part which you do not want in the title. When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist Press LIST/DISC MENU repeatedly to display menu on DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode, you Title List-Original or Title List-Playlist menu.
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Combining Two Chapters Into One Naming a Title Video You can name titles independently. Names can be up to 32 characters long. Use this function to combine two adjacent Playlist or Original chapters into one. On the Title List menu, use v V b B to choose the title you want to name then press ENTER.
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Moving a Playlist Chapter Protect a Title Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Use this function to protect accidental recording, editing Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. or deleting of the title. Press LIST/DISC MENU repeatedly to display Press LIST/DISC MENU to display Title List Title List-Playlist menu.
Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Hide a Title/Chapter Divide One Title Into Two Use this function to hide a title/chapter on the Title List Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. or Chapter List menu. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to On the Title List or Chapter List menu, divide then press ENTER.
Additional Information Viewing Title List menu displayed Clean-up Recording Video on other DVD recorders or players You can simply clean-up (erase) all contents on the disc then start recording from the first section of the disc. The disc format is not changed. You can view the Title List menu displayed on the Switch on the recorder and load a recordable another DVD player that is capable of playing DVD+RW...
Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 22). Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 6566 Abkhazian 7074 Fiji 7678 Lingala 8373 Singhalese 6565 Afar 7073 Finnish 7684...
Country Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Country Code” (See page 24). Code Country Code Country Code Country Code Country Andorra Eritrea Saint Lucia Seychelles United Arab Emirates Spain Liechtenstein Sudan Afghanistan Ethiopia Sri Lanka Sweden Antigua and Barbuda Finland...
Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Solution The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet No power. securely. No picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder Select the appropriate video input mode signal output.
Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom Cause Solution Can’t play a disc The disc was recorded in Video mode. Finalize the disc. (page 26) recorded using this Some players will not play even a final- No solution. recorder on another ized disc recorded in Video mode. player.
Specifications General Power requirements AC 110-240V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 78.5 X 354 mm (w x h x d) Mass (approx.) 5.6 kg Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Television system PAL B/G, PAL I/I, SECAM D/K colour system Recording format System...
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