Panasonic DMR-BWT820 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic DMR-BWT820 Operating Instructions Manual

Blu-ray disc recorder
Table of Contents


Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
• This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only. It does not
receive pay TV or encrypted channels.
Region management information
This unit can play BD-Video discs
supporting the region code "B".
Operating Instructions
Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder
Model No.
DVD-Video: This unit can play DVD-Video discs
supporting the region number "4"
or "ALL".


Table of Contents

Summary of Contents for Panasonic DMR-BWT820

  • Page 1 Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc™ Recorder DMR-BWT820 Model No. DMR-BWT720 Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully. Please keep this manual for future reference. • This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only. It does not receive pay TV or encrypted channels.
  • 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

    - Do not recharge alkaline or manganese Indemnity concerning recorded content batteries. Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for - Do not use batteries if the covering has been damages directly or indirectly due to any type of peeled off.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety precautions ..... .2 Copying video Supplied accessories ....3 Copying titles .
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    ..... . . 80 - Digital TV Tuning DMR-BWT820 and DMR-BWT720. The illustrations in ....82...
  • Page 6: Hdd And Media Information

    Getting started HDD and media information Getting started Recordable/playable contents (–: Impossible) Media type Standard symbol Recordable contents Playable contents • Video • AVCHD • JPEG Built-in hard disk drive [HDD] (HDD) • MPO §1 • Music copied from music CD •...
  • Page 7 §2 It cannot be recorded directly. (Only compatible with copying from the built-in HDD) §3 Recorded with AVCHD compatible devices (Panasonic video camera, etc.). It may not be able to §4 play back, add, or edit depending on the device.
  • Page 8: Recording Mode

    Getting started HDD and media information Recording mode Recording Mode HG/HX/HE/HL/HM XP/SP/LP/EP/FR 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 HD quality. volume in SD quality.
  • Page 9: Notes

    Getting started Notes About extension of files File format Extension JPEG “.JPG” “.jpg” “.MPO” “.mpo” “.MP3” “.mp3” DivX “.DIVX” “.divx” “.AVI” “.avi” “.SRT” “.srt” “.SUB” “.sub” “.TXT” “txt” Subtitle text files § “.MKV” “.mkv” Subtitle text files “.SRT” “.srt” “.SSA” “.ssa”...
  • Page 10 Getting started HDD and media information Notes for the USB devices Media handling • This unit does not guarantee connection with all • Do not touch the recorded surface of the discs USB devices. or the terminal surface of the SD cards. •...
  • Page 11: Unit Care

    Getting started Unit care • Do not block the cooling fan on the rear of HDD/USB HDD handling care the unit. • The HDD is a high precision device • The unit may breakdown if cigarette smoke The HDD is a high precision recording or bug spray/vapour, etc.
  • 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 ...
  • Page 13 Getting started Main unit Press [< OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tray and insert or remove a disc.             USB memory Pull to flip down   the front panel. SD card >...
  • Page 14: Connection

    • Use the High Speed HDMI cables. Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized. • When outputting 1080p signal, please use HDMI Cables 5.0 meters or less. • Recommended Panasonic HDMI cable part number: RP-CDHS15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHS30 (3.0 m), RP-CDHS50 (5.0 m), etc.
  • Page 15: Other Tv Connection

    Getting started When the unit is not to be used for a long Other TV connection time • Connect to terminals of the same colour. To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket. This unit consumes a small AUDIO IN VIDEO IN amount of power, even when the unit is in standby mode.
  • Page 16: Amplifier/Receiver Connections

    Getting started Connection ∫ Amplifier/receiver not compatible with 3D Amplifier/receiver connections 3D programmes can be played back when HDMI terminal this unit is connected to a 3D compatible 3D programmes can be played back when • This connection only supports up to 5.1ch. this unit is connected to a 3D compatible amplifier/receiver and a 3D compatible TV.
  • Page 17 Getting started DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal AUDIO OUT terminal ∫ Using Optical digital audio cable • Connect to terminals of the same colour. Amplifier/receiver Amplifier/receiver OPTICAL IN AUDIO IN Optical digital audio cable Audio cable ∫ Using Coaxial cable Amplifier/receiver COAXIAL IN Coaxial cable •...
  • Page 18: Network Connection

    The following limits are in place regarding the usage of this unit. You must be aware of these limits before using this unit. Panasonic will in no way be responsible for any incidental damage which may arise due to a LAN (ethernet) cable failure to obey these limits, or to any condition of use or disuse of this unit.
  • Page 19: Settings

    While pressing [TV Í], enter the code with the number buttons.   TV operation buttons Manufacturer and Code No. DRIVE INPUT SELECT right) PAGE Brand Code Brand Code Panasonic 01/02/03/04 NOBLEX AIWA NOKIA 25/26/27/60/61 AKAI 27/30 INTERNET NORDMENDE BEKO 05/71/72/73/74 RADIO/ OLEVIA BENQ...
  • Page 20: Easy Setting

    Getting started Settings Easy Setting Set “Power Save” to “On”, “On Timer” or “Off”, then press [OK]. Turn on the TV, then select the appropriate AV input to suit the connections to this unit. Power Save in Standby Power Save Press [Í] on the remote control or [Í/I] on From this unit.
  • Page 21: Easy Network Setting

    Getting started Easy Network Setting Connection method to wireless access point Search for wireless network: After completing “Easy Setting”, you can continue 1 Select “Search for wireless network”, then with “Easy Network Setting”. press [OK]. Preparation 2 The available wireless networks will be •...
  • Page 22 Getting started Settings When you experience problems • Refer to the operating instructions of the hub or router. Refer to “When you experience problems with • Home Network function setting can be set only when you Easy Network Setting”. ( 104) selected “Off”...
  • Page 23: 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 etc. via the FUNCTION MENU. FUNCTION MENU Playback Contents Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Video ( FUNCTION MENU Photo ( Playback Contents Music ( TV Guide...
  • Page 24: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Using Channel List Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. ( You can select from the list of channel names. Press [OK]. Press [INPUT SELECT] and select “TV”, then press [OK]. All Digital Channels Input Selection Select...
  • Page 25: Using Tv Guide System

    Watching broadcasts Using TV Guide system Using channel information While watching a programme Press [GUIDE]. Press [STATUS TV Guide screen appears.  e.g., TV Guide Sat 01.01.2012 8:05 AM Category: All Digital Channels 10:30 AM NEWS 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM SUN 01.01 8:00 AM 8:30...
  • Page 26: Operations While Watching Broadcast

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Operations while watching broadcast REWIND LIVE TV/PAUSE LIVE TV This unit temporarily saves a live TV programme To show subtitle you are watching with this unit’s tuner on HDD. When “ ” appears in channel information REWIND LIVE TV You can rewind live TV programme up to Press [STTL...
  • Page 27 Watching broadcasts Display information To stop REWIND LIVE TV or PAUSE LIVE TV 1 Press [STOP ∫]. While pausing or rewinding a broadcast: 2 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Press [STATUS Pause To hide the display information 8:05 AM 9:35 AM 8:50 AM Press [EXIT ...
  • Page 28: Recording

    Recording Recording TV programmes Recording To set the recording time 1 Select “Recording Time” or “Continuous recording” in step 4 ( left). • This operation will only record to built-in HDD. Recording Time: • This unit can record two programmes being You can set the length of recording time from broadcasted at the same time.
  • Page 29: Operation During Recording

    Recording Operation during Recording To pause recording After displaying the recording programme, press To check the recording programme [PAUSE ;]. • Press again to restart recording. Press [STATUS (A title is not split into separate titles.) e.g., While recording two programmes simultaneously •...
  • Page 30: Timer Recording

    Recording Timer recording To cancel a timer recording on the TV Guide screen 1 Select the programme to cancel, then press • This operation will only record to built-in HDD. the red button. • This unit can record two programmes being 2 Select “Timer Rec Cancel”, then press [OK].
  • Page 31: Manually Programming Timer Recording

    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 SUN 01.01.2012 8:05 AM Timer Recording 30:30 DR SUN 01.01.2012 8:05 AM Space Channel Name Schedule Mode Channel Day/Date Start Stop...
  • Page 32: Timer Recording From Channel Information

    Recording Timer recording Conditions when timer recording will not Timer recording from channel start information (–: Will not start, ≤: Will start) You can make timer recording of the current or Starting of next programme. Executing operation the timer While watching a programme recording Press [STATUS Recording the title...
  • Page 33: To Confirm And Edit A Timer Programme

    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 SUN 01.01.2012 8:05 AM Channel Name Space Schedule Mode A part or all of the programme will not be SAT 08.01...
  • Page 34: Playing Back Video

    Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Playing back video DIRECT NAVIGATOR (VIDEO) screen Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select “HDD”, Screen icons then press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. e.g., Currently recording programme   Protected title Title was not recorded due to DIRECT NAVIGATOR Grouped Titles VIDEO...
  • Page 35 Playing back video Switching the appearance Titles will be categorised automatically. 1 Press [OPTION]. You can quickly find the recorded titles by 2 Select “Grouped Titles” or “All Titles”, then selecting the tab. press [OK]. Grouped Titles: To select the tab Two or more titles recorded in the daily/weekly timer recording mode are bundled and Press [2, 1].
  • Page 36 Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Editing the grouped titles Playback from Chapter View 1 Select the title or the group, then press the Regarding chapters yellow button. You can divide a title into multiple chapters. Each • A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. section between the division points (Chapter •...
  • Page 37: 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. e.g., [USB] Insert the media. Depending on the type of the media, play Play Video View Photos starts from the specified position, or the...
  • Page 38: Notes For Bd-Live Discs

    Playing back video Playing titles on the media DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen Notes for BD-Live discs e.g., [BD-V] BD-Live allows you to enjoy more functions such DIRECT NAVIGATOR All Titles VIDEO BD-RE Time Remaining 10:30 (HG) as subtitles, exclusive images and online games Channel Date Title Name...
  • Page 39: 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. • DivX, MKV, MP4 and MPEG2 ([USB]): This function is not • Depending on the media and the type of file, some effective.
  • Page 40 Playing back video Operation during play Frame-by-frame To display Top 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].
  • Page 41: 3D Video Playback

    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. ( recorded every time it is pressed. • Perform the necessary preparations for the TV. Play back following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • Page 42 Playing back video Operation during play 3D settings during playback • Depending on the contents, displayed items are different. Change this setting when the screen is not • Subtitles and TV Guide, etc., may not display correctly correctly displayed for 3D compatible depending on the settings.
  • Page 43: Editing Video

    Editing video Deleting recorded titles Editing video Once deleted, recorded content cannot be Deleting during play restored to its original state. Make certain 1 Press [DEL] while playing. before proceeding. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. • If the disc is protected, release the protection. ( 70, Disc Protection) Available disc space after deleting...
  • Page 44: Editing Recorded Titles

    Editing video Editing recorded titles Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, Deleting recorded content cannot be restored to its 1 Select “Delete Title”, then press [OK]. original state. Make certain before proceeding. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Entering title name 1 Select “Enter Title Name”...
  • Page 45 Editing video Partial deleting Changing thumbnail [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] [USB_HDD] [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] 1 Select “Partial Delete” in “Edit”, then press 1 Select “Change Thumbnail” in “Edit”, then [OK]. press [OK]. 2 Press [OK] at the start point and end point to 2 Press [OK] at the point to use as a thumbnail.
  • Page 46 Editing video Editing recorded titles Timing: File Conversion • Now [HDD] [USB_HDD] Conversion begins immediately after step 4. File Conversion is a function to convert the • Timer recording will not be performed recording mode of the title in DR mode and during conversion.
  • Page 47 Editing video Editing chapters To cancel a “Now” conversion Press and hold [RETURN ] for more than [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] 3 seconds. 1 Select “Chapter View”, then press [OK]. To confirm whether the conversion is 2 Perform the editing operations. completed Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
  • Page 48: Copying Video

    Copying video Copying titles Copying video §1, 2 Set other settings, then press [OK]. e.g., Automatic Standby after Copy Standby status can be changed if required Please press OK to start copying. The title in the source media will be deleted. §1 The recording mode cannot be changed.
  • Page 49 Copying video To change the selection Setting the copying options 1 Select “No”, then press [OK] in step 6 ( 48). 1 Select the item in step 7 ( 48). e.g., [HDD] > [BD-RE] 2 Press [2, 1] to change the settings. The order of copying •...
  • Page 50: Copying From Media Other Than Hdd With Direct Navigator

    Copying video Copying titles Copying from media other than HDD Copying titles with copying list with DIRECT NAVIGATOR ,. [USB_HDD] [HDD] §1, 2 [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 51 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 52 Copying video Copying titles Editing the copying list Screen icons Select the title after step 4-4 ( 51). Titles that cannot be copied in high speed mode Copy Cancel All Destination Capacity: 21000 MB ( 66% ) Size: 14000 MB Titles that cannot be copied Copy Direction Size...
  • Page 53: Notes For Copying

    • Titles (SD Video) that have been copied to the HDD in 3D, use BD-R or BD-RE and copying speed from an SD card or a Panasonic video camera, etc. must be high speed. - [HDD] > [+R] [+RW] : •...
  • Page 54: Copying A Finalised Disc

    Copying video Copying titles About maintaining the chapter mark Set “Copy Time”. 1 Select “Copy Time”, then press • The position of the chapter might shift slightly. [1] (right). • Maximum number of chapters on the disc is 2 Select “Time Setting”, then press [OK]. limited.
  • Page 55: Copying Title Playing

    - Without the AVCHD information (video recorded with modes and the copy destination does not have enough certain non-Panasonic equipment, video copied to the space, one from HG, HX, HE, HL or HM modes will be HDD after copying it to BD-R or BD-RE once, etc.) selected to match the available space.
  • Page 56: Photo

    Photo Playing photos Photo To stop the Slideshow §1 §2 Press [RETURN To exit the Calendar screen Press [PAUSE ;]. [BD-RE] only §1 • When there are many files and/or folders, some files may [RAM] [DVD-R] only §2 not be displayed or be playable. ( 109) •...
  • Page 57: Photo Play Option

    Photo Switching to the VIDEO or MUSIC screens Slideshow Settings [HDD]: On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen: 1 On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen: Press the red button. Press the green button. 2 Select “VIDEO” or “MUSIC”, then press [OK]. Slideshow Start Slideshow [BD-RE] [RAM]: Interval Normal...
  • Page 58: Editing Photos

    Photo Editing photos §1 §2 Select the item, then press [OK]. Edit [BD-RE] only §1 • Add to Album [RAM] only §2 [HDD] 1 Select the destination album, then press On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen: [OK]. 2 Press [OK]. e.g., [HDD] DIRECT NAVIGATOR PHOTO •...
  • Page 59: Copying Photos

    Photo Copying photos §1 §2 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Copying starts. [BD-RE] only §1 [RAM] [DVD-R] only §2 To stop copying Press and hold [RETURN ] for 3 seconds. Selecting and copying the photos > [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] [HDD] •...
  • Page 60: Music

    Music Playing music Music Copying music to HDD § Music CD > [HDD] [DVD-R] only [DVD-R] [CD] [USB] > [HDD] (MP3) § On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen of the Music CD: disc or USB memory: Insert the disc. Press the blue button. If connected to the network, the unit starts Select “Copy”, then press [OK].
  • Page 61: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    Music Playing music recorded on HDD Switching to the VIDEO or PHOTO screens 1 On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR (Music Menu) [HDD] screen: Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press the red button. 2 Select “VIDEO” or “PHOTO”, then press [OK]. Select “Music” in “Playback Contents”, then press [OK].
  • Page 62: Operations During Music Play

    Music Playing music Operations during music play Displaying photos (Slideshow) Photos stored on the “Album” of the HDD can be [HDD] [DVD-R] [CD] [USB] played back as slideshow during playback of the Stop music. Press [STOP ∫]. While playing the music Press the red button.
  • Page 63: Editing Music/Playlist

    Music Editing music/playlist Delete All Tracks 1 If the confirmation screen appears: Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen: 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Press [OPTION]. e.g., Delete Album DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music Menu MUSIC Total Tracks 53 Select “Delete”, then press [OK].
  • Page 64: With Other Equipment

    With Other Equipment Recording from external equipment With Other Equipment Flexible Recording via AV input [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] Preparation [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] § § Connect the Set Top Box or video equipment This function is not available with DVD-R DL §...
  • Page 65: Copying The Hd Video Or The Sd Video

    200 MB 004 AVCHD • Press the yellow button again to cancel. • If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB connection cable, setup screen may be displayed on the connected (All the recordings on the same date equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the become a title.)
  • Page 66: Copying Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    With Other Equipment Copying the HD Video or the SD Video Copying SD Video (MPEG2 format) [SD] [USB], video camera, etc. > [HDD] [RAM] Connect the video camera or insert the media. • Make the video camera ready for data transfer.
  • Page 67: Dlna Functions

    • Files not on the HDD cannot be played back. (This site is in English only.) • Playing back 3D video recorded on this unit may not work properly.
  • Page 68: Using This Unit As Client

    • You may not be able to use the Control Panel even if you You can share videos, photos and music stored in use the Panasonic DLNA compatible equipment. the DLNA Certified media server (such as a PC • Depending on the contents and the connected equipment, with Windows 7 installed etc.) connected via a...
  • Page 69: Using This Unit As Media Renderer

    With Other Equipment Using this unit as Media Renderer • Depending on the contents and the connected equipment, playback may not be possible. This unit will work as Media Renderer, which • Items displayed in grey on the display cannot be played allows you to play back the contents on DLNA back by this unit.
  • Page 70: Convenient Functions

    Convenient functions Media management Convenient functions Delete all titles [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 1 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. 2 Select “Start”, then press [OK]. Select “Others”, then press [OK]. A message appears when finished. Select the item, then press [OK]. 3 Press [OK].
  • Page 71 • You cannot finalise discs recorded on other manufacturer’s equipment. • [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] If you finalise discs recorded on Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed. • Discs finalised on this unit may not be playable on other players due to the condition of the recording.
  • Page 72: Registering The External Hdd (Usb Hdd)

    HDDs, please check the following website. • Do not connect additional HDDs using a USB hub. • For details about connection method, refer to the instructions supplied with the USB HDD. • Certain non-recommended USB HDDs cannot be used with this unit.
  • Page 73: Registering The Usb Hdd

    Convenient functions Registering the USB HDD To cancel all USB HDD registrations Refer to “Cancellation of all USB HDD • If the registering screen appears when Registrations”. ( connecting the USB HDD, go to step 5. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. • If you register a USB HDD, all the content already recorded on the USB HDD will be deleted.
  • Page 74: Viera Link Functions

    You can operate this unit with the TV remote function which will link the operations of this unit control. and a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or an Refer to “PAUSE LIVE TV”. ( amplifer/receiver. You can use this function by connecting the equipment with the HDMI cable.
  • Page 75: Viera Connect (Enjoying Internet Service)

    This unit’s rear panel discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the services. • All features of websites or content of the service may not be available.
  • Page 76: Playback Menu

    Convenient functions Playback menu Subtitles § Press [OPTION]. Turn the subtitle on/off, and change the language Select “Playback Settings” in “Playback depending on the media. Menu” or select “Playback Settings”, then Audio Selection press [OK]. Switch in the case of multiple audio. e.g., Subtitle Style Disc...
  • Page 77 Convenient functions Advanced Settings Sound • HD optimizer Sound Effects This will compensate the mosaic noise in the • This function is effective when “Digital Audio video and haze around the characters precisely. Output” is set to “PCM”. ( • Chroma Process •...
  • Page 78: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings You can change the unit’s settings of Digital TV Menu list Tuning, Sound, Display, Connection, Network etc. The locations of the setting items are as follows. in the menu. For details on each setting item, please refer to Common procedures the following pages.
  • Page 79 Convenient functions Picture Network Still Mode ( Easy Network Setting ( Seamless Play ( Network Settings ( NTSC Video Output ( LAN Connection Mode ( Wireless Settings ( Sound Connection Setting ( Dynamic Range Compression ( Double Speed Mode Setting ( 2.4GHz ) ( Downmix ( IP Address / DNS Settings ( Bilingual Audio Selection (...
  • Page 80: Digital Tv Tuning

    Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings About the PIN Digital TV Tuning PIN is required to change the following settings. Favourites Edit Enter the 4-digit PIN following the on-screen You can create four favourites of channels for instructions. making viewing and recording easier. •...
  • Page 81 Convenient functions Channel List Manual Tuning You can edit the Channel List. You can add new channels manually. 1 Select the channel. Digital TV Channel List 2 Adjust the frequency. • Adjust the frequency by checking the signal strength and signal quality displays. 3 Press [OK] to start scan.
  • Page 82: Hdd / Disc / Usb Hdd

    Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings Signal Condition HDD / Disc / USB HDD You can check the quality and strength of signals. Settings for Playback Press [CH W X] to select the channel. 3D BD-Video Playback Select the playback method of 3D compatible video software.
  • Page 83 This function sets the timer recording to start - High Definition video (AVCHD) recorded by earlier than the TV Guide time. the Panasonic video camera, etc. - High Definition quality video recorded on Timer Record Stop Buffer this unit, This function sets the timer recording to stop select which video to play back.
  • Page 84 Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings Rec for High Speed Copy HDD Management You can copy titles to DVD in high speed Press and hold [OK] for 3 seconds to show the mode, if you set to “On” before recording a following settings.
  • Page 85: Picture

    Convenient functions Picture Settings for USB HDD USB HDD Registration Still Mode Register the USB HDD. ( Select the type of picture shown when you pause play. USB HDD Disconnection • Field: This function puts the USB HDD in a state in Select if jittering occurs when “Automatic”...
  • Page 86: Sound

    Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings Sound Digital Audio Output PCM Down Conversion Dynamic Range Compression Select how to output audio with a sampling To lower the dynamic range for playback (e.g., at frequency of 96 kHz. night). • On: •...
  • Page 87: Display

    Convenient functions Audio Delay Display Mis-sync between the video and audio is corrected by delaying the audio output. On-Screen Information Select the time until the channel information Audio Type for Digital Broadcast screen ( 25) disappears automatically. If the programme has more than one track (Dolby Digital, MPEG, etc.), you can set Unit’s Display priorities.
  • Page 88: Connection

    Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings HDMI Connection Connection HDMI Video Format 3D Settings You can only select items compatible with the 3D Type connected equipment. • If “Automatic” is selected, the output If 3D video cannot be played back in 3D, you resolution best suited to the connected TV may be able to play it in 3D by changing the (1080p, 1080i, 720p or 576p/480p) is...
  • Page 89: Network

    Convenient functions Network HDMI Audio Output Select “Off” when connected to a TV with an Easy Network Setting HDMI cable, and connected to an amplifier/receiver not compatible with HDMI Press [OK] to start Easy Network Setting. ( with a DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal. Network Settings 7.1ch Audio Reformatting LAN Connection Mode...
  • Page 90 Convenient functions Changing the unit’s settings IP Address / DNS Settings Home Network Settings Check the connection of the network or set You can set the DLNA (Server) function. the IP address and DNS. • Press [OK] to show the respective setting. Home Network function •...
  • Page 91: Others

    Convenient functions Others Remote device list • To register equipment manually Standby Settings 1 Select the device name or the MAC Address for the device you want to Power Save in Standby register, then press [OK]. 2 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. •...
  • Page 92 3 Press and hold [OK] for more than 5 seconds. System Update 4 Press [OK]. • Operation is possible only with Panasonic Software Update in Standby remote controls with “IR6” printed at the bottom When you set this unit to standby mode,...
  • Page 93: Language Code List

    Convenient functions Language code list System Information Display software (firmware), HDAVI Control version and Wireless Module version (When Lingala: 7678 Abkhazian: 6566 Lithuanian: 7684 Afar: 6565 using wireless connection only) of this unit. Macedonian: 7775 Afrikaans: 6570 Malagasy: 7771 Albanian: 8381 DivX Registration Malay:...
  • Page 94: Software (Firmware) Update

    • The timer recording always takes preference over the software (Firmware) download; if the timer recording is scheduled to start, the downloading will be performed at the next opportunity. • You can also download the latest software (firmware) from the following website. VQT4C68...
  • Page 95: Other Operations

    Convenient functions Other operations 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 96: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Troubleshooting Before requesting service, make the following General operation checks. If the problem still persists, consult your dealer for instructions. The unit does not work. Updating to the latest software (firmware) may • Check the connections. ( solve the problem.
  • Page 97: Displays

    Troubleshooting The remote control does not work. TV screen and video • The remote control and main unit are using Screen size is wrong. different codes. Change the code on the remote control. • Check the “TV Aspect” or “Aspect for 4:3 Video”. Press and hold [OK] and •...
  • Page 98: Sound

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide There is a lot of image lag when playing video. 3D video is not output correctly. • Set “HD optimizer” in the Picture menu to “Off”. • Perform the 3D settings. ( • When a non-3D compatible amplifier/receiver is •...
  • Page 99: Recording, Timer Recording And Copying

    Troubleshooting An unusually loud sound is coming from the Recording, timer recording and rotating disc. copying • If you want copy to perform more quietly, select “Normal ( Silent )” in “BD / DVD Speed for High Cannot record. Speed Copy”. ( 78, 84) Cannot copy.
  • Page 100: Edit

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide You have forgotten your rating PIN. Edit • The rating level returns to the factory preset. 1 While the unit is on, press and hold [OK], the The available recording time does not yellow button and the blue button at the increase even after deleting titles on the disc.
  • Page 101: Music

    The TV Guide information is not displayed • This unit does not support “ONE TOUCH PLAY” properly. function of the Panasonic AV Control Receiver. • Set the clock correctly. ( 78, 92, Clock) • Some broadcast may not send programme information.
  • Page 102: Reset

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide You cannot play contents properly from DLNA Reset compatible equipment on the network. To return all the settings to the factory preset • There may be some video that cannot be played back on DLNA compatible equipment Perform “Shipping Condition”...
  • Page 103 Troubleshooting NoWRIT The unit is hot. You cannot write to this disc. The unit switches to standby for safety reasons. The disc may be damaged. Use a new disc. Wait for about 30 minutes until the message disappears. PLEASE WAIT Do not block the cooling fan on the rear of the unit.
  • Page 104: When You Experience Problems With Easy Network Setting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide When you experience problems with Easy Network Setting (When a disc is inserted) There was something unusual detected with the disc. The unit is trying If there is any problem, the following message is to restore to the normal operation. Once the displayed on the screen.
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting Easy Network Setting ( Home Network Easy Network Setting ( Internet Connection Connection Check ) Test ) Check the Display Check the following Display following Cannot find the • “Primary DNS” and 1. LAN cable • Connection server. (B019) “Secondary DNS”...
  • Page 106: Specifications

    Reference Specifications Reference Specifications are subject to change without ∫ Audio notice. Analog audio L/R in (pin jack): 1 pc. Input level: ∫ General Full scale 2.0 Vrms at 1 kHz (> 10 k≠) Dimensions: 430 mm (W) Analog audio L/R out (pin jack): 1 pc.
  • Page 107 Reference ∫ Recordable discs ∫ Optical pick-up BD-RE (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 2.1) System with 2 lenses, 3 integration units BD-R (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 1.1), (405 nm wavelength for BDs, 1-4X SPEED (Ver. 1.2), 661 nm wavelength for DVDs, 1-6X SPEED (Ver.
  • Page 108 Reference Specifications ∫ Playable discs ∫ SD Card BD-Video (Blu-ray 3D, BD-Live) Compatible media: SD Memory Card §1 BD-ROM Version 2.4 Format: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT §2 BD-RE: Ver. 2.1, JPEG, MPO Data that can be played: JPEG, MPO, BD-RE DL: Ver.
  • Page 109 Reference ∫ MP3 Maximum numbers of titles that can be Playable media: HDD, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, recorded CD-R, CD-RW, USB device Compression rate: 32 kbps to 320 kbps 999 titles Sampling rate: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, (When continuously recording for 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz long durations, titles are Maximum numbers of folders and files:...
  • Page 110 SD-Video format §2 DivX Certified to play DivX video up to HD used on Standard Definition Camera 1080p, including premium content. (Panasonic and some other’s) GMC (Global Motion Compensation) is not Video Recording conversion and transfer is §1 supported. possible from SD card to HDD or...
  • Page 111 Reference Recording modes and approximate recording times Depending on the content being recorded, the recording time may become shorter than indicated. ∫ DR mode Recording Mode BD-RE, BD-R Single Layer Dual Layer [BWT820] [BWT720] (1 TB) (500 GB) (25 GB) (50 GB) DR (HD quality) 140 hours...
  • Page 112 Reference Specifications ∫ XP, SP, LP, EP modes Recording Mode BD-RE, BD-R Single Layer Dual Layer [BWT820] [BWT720] (1 TB) (500 GB) (25 GB) (50 GB) 215 hours 107 hours 5 hours 15 min. 10 hours 30 min. 431 hours 215 hours 10 hours 30 min.
  • Page 113: Licenses

    Reference Licenses “AVCHD”, “AVCHD 3D”, “AVCHD Progressive” and “AVCHD 3D/Progressive” are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Copyright 2004-2010 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 114 Reference Licenses ® Gracenote Corporate Description ® Music and video recognition technology and related data are provided by Gracenote . Gracenote is the industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more information, please visit ® Gracenote Proprietary Legends CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and music and video-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright ©...
  • Page 115 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. At least three (3) years from delivery of products, 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 LGPL.
  • Page 116: Limited Warranty

    Panasonic Warranty 1. The product is warranted for 12 months from the date of purchase. Subject to the conditions of this warranty Panasonic or its Authorised Service Centre will perform necessary service on the product without charge for parts or labour, if in the opinion of Panasonic, the product is found to be faulty within the warranty period.
  • Page 117: Index

    Reference Index Aspect ......88, 95 Delete Delete BD-Video data ....38 Audio Music .
  • Page 118 Reference Index Favourites ......80 Network BD-Live ......38 File Conversion .
  • Page 119 Reference Recording ......28 Teletext ......26, 87 Aspect .
  • Page 120 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.

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