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• This unit is equipped with two CI/CI Plus slots. They can receive encrypted digital broadcast
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Summary of Contents for Panasonic DMR-BCT83

  • Page 1 Blu-ray Disc technology and broadcast services continue to add new features. As they evolve, firmware updates may be required to support the latest features. Panasonic strives to continually update firmware as new technology is released. It’s very important you install the latest updates to maintain proper operation of your unit.
  • 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 use batteries if the covering has been Indemnity concerning recorded content peeled off. Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for - Remove batteries if you do not intend to use damages directly or indirectly due to any type of the remote control for a long period of time.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Safety precautions ..... . 2 Editing video Supplied accessories ....3 Deleting/Editing recorded titles .
  • Page 5: Getting Started

    Playback menu......82 DMR-BCT83 and DMR-BCT73. The illustrations in these Basic Settings ......84 Operating Instructions show images of DMR-BCT83 .
  • Page 6: Hdd And Media Information

    Getting started HDD and media information Getting started For more details, refer also to the specifications. ( 117) Recordable/playable contents (–: Impossible) Media type Standard symbol Recordable contents Playable contents • Video • AVCHD/AVCHD 3D Built-in hard disk drive • JPEG [HDD] (HDD) §1...
  • Page 7 It cannot be recorded directly. (Only compatible with copying from the built-in HDD) §2 Recorded with AVCHD format compatible devices (Panasonic video camera, etc.). It may not be §3 able to play back, add, or edit depending on the device.
  • Page 8: Recording Mode

    Getting started HDD and media information About extension of files MP4: “.MP4” “.mp4” “.MOV” “.mov” MPEG2: “.MPG” “.mpg” “.MPEG” “.mpeg” “.M2TS” “.m2ts” “.MTS” “.mts” “.TS” “.ts” Xvid: “.AVI” “.avi” Subtitle text files: “.SRT” “.srt” “.SUB” “.sub” “.TXT” “.txt” MKV: “.MKV” “.mkv”...
  • Page 9: Notes

    Getting started • Disc recorded on another device Notes • It may be necessary to finalize the disc, create Top Menu or close the session on the Notes for an External HDD (USB HDD) equipment used for recording to play on this You can use an external HDD in the following two unit.
  • Page 10 Getting started HDD and media information Media handling Notes for the SD cards • Do not touch the recorded surface of the discs • Compatible SD card or the terminal surface of the SD cards. - SD Memory Card (from 8 MB to 2 GB, FAT12 and FAT16 DO NOT formats) - SDHC Memory Card...
  • Page 11: Unit Care

    • This lens cleaner may not be available for sale in all countries, e.g. not available in Setup precautions Germany, please consult your Panasonic • Place the unit on a surface that is flat and dealer for advice. not subject to vibration or impact.
  • Page 12: Control Reference Guide

    Getting started Control reference guide Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. Remote control 9 Show DIRECT NAVIGATOR, Top Menu,  Pop-up Menu ( : Show OPTION menu ( 50, 66, 71) ; Colour buttons (Use in accordance with ...
  • Page 13 Getting started Display Main unit         Pull to flip down the 6 Recording indicator front panel. • The indicator will light up while recording. • The indicator will blink while recording is paused and before recording starts. 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) Press to switch the unit from on to standby 7 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: About Ci Plus Compatible Broadcast

    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 after recording.) CI Plus contents protection •...
  • Page 16: Connection

    Getting started Connection Basic connections 3D programmes can be played back when this unit is connected to a 3D compatible TV. • Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions. To the CATV terminal CATV coaxial cable RF coaxial cable (supplied) AV IN (EXT)
  • Page 17 About HDMI cable Use the High Speed HDMI cables. 21-pin Scart cable Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized. It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable. When outputting 1080p signal or 24p(4K) signal, please use HDMI Cables 5.0 meters or less.
  • Page 18: 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 19 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 AV IN VIDEO AV IN (EXT) VIDEO ∫...
  • Page 20: Network Connection

    • Inserting any cable other than a LAN cable in the LAN terminal can damage the unit. Panasonic will in no way be responsible for any incidental damage which may arise due to a Wireless LAN connection failure to obey these limits, or to any condition of use or disuse of this unit.
  • Page 21: Settings

    While pressing [TV Í], enter the code with the number buttons.   TV operation buttons Manufacturer and Code No. DRIVE INPUT SELECT right) Brand Code Brand Code PAGE 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/ BENQ 58/59...
  • Page 22: Easy Setting

    Getting started Settings Auto Setup will start automatically. Easy Setting (This operation may take some time.) Turn on the TV, then select the appropriate e.g., AV input to suit the connections to this unit. Auto Setup Press [Í] on the remote control or [Í/I] on Progress 100% this unit.
  • Page 23 Getting started Select the item to match the type of TV To stop partway connected. Press [RETURN For details, refer to “TV Aspect”. ( To restart setup When “Easy Setting has been completed.” 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. ( appears, Easy Setting is complete. 2 Select “Basic Settings”...
  • Page 24: Easy Network Setting

    Getting started Settings Easy Network Setting Connection method to wireless access point After completing “Easy Setting”, you can continue Search for wireless network: with “Easy Network Setting”. 1 Select “Search for wireless network”, then press [OK]. Select “Wired” or “Wireless”, then press 2 The available wireless networks will be [OK].
  • Page 25 Getting started When you experience problems • Refer to the operating instructions of the hub or router. Refer to “When you experience problems with • If you set “Home Network function” to “On”, the setting for Easy Network Setting”. ( 115) “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 • Media etc. via the FUNCTION MENU. - BD / DVD Press [FUNCTION MENU]. - SD Card - USB device FUNCTION MENU Media...
  • Page 27: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts If this unit request a PIN Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. ( Enter the PIN with the number buttons by following the on-screen instructions. Press [INPUT SELECT] and select “TV”, •...
  • Page 28: Using Channel List

    Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts Using Channel List Using TV Guide system You can select from the list of channel names. Press [GUIDE]. Press [OK]. TV Guide TUE 01.01.2013 8:05 Category: All DVB Channels 8:00 - 9:45 All DVB Channels Sorting 123... TUE 01.01 8:00 8:30...
  • Page 29: Using Channel Information

    Watching broadcasts Using channel information Operations while watching broadcast While watching a programme To show subtitle Press [STATUS When “ ” appears in channel information left) 71:20 DR Press [STTL • Press again to hide subtitle. To change subtitle language 10:30 1 Press [OPTION].
  • Page 30 Watching broadcasts Watching broadcasts To show the Teletext Aspect You can switch the screen mode. When “ ” appears in channel information Refer to “Switching the aspect ratio of the screen”. ( 105) 1 Press [TEXT 2 Use [3, 4, 2, 1], number buttons or colour To select the contents in the broadcast buttons, etc.
  • Page 31: Rewind Live Tv/Pause Live Tv

    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 01.01.2013  REWIND LIVE TV Play 8:50.50 You can rewind live TV programme to the point...
  • Page 32: Recording

    Recording Recording TV programmes Recording Select “Automatic Stop”, then press [OK]. • This operation will only record to built-in HDD. • One touch recording (OTR) • This unit can record two programmes being Recording stops automatically when the broadcasted at the same time. programme ends.
  • Page 33: Operation During Recording

    Recording To convert the recording mode after recording Operation during Recording in DR mode Refer to “File Conversion”. ( To check the recording programme To confirm whether the conversion is Press [STATUS completed e.g., While recording two programmes simultaneously Refer to “To confirm whether the conversion is completed”.
  • Page 34: Notes For Recording Of An Encrypted Broadcast

    Recording Recording TV programmes To pause recording Notes for recording of an encrypted broadcast After displaying the recording programme, press [PAUSE ;]. This unit allows you to record/view/play an • Press again to restart recording. encrypted programme by decryption using a (A title is not split into separate titles.) supporting CI module.
  • Page 35 Recording • When “Decrypt Recording” is selected Decryption Programme “A” “B” Decryption is performed when the unit is turned While recording off. It will take about the same time as the programme “A”, start Record Recording recorded duration. impossible recording programme (Decrypted) “B”.
  • Page 36: Timer Recording

    Recording Timer recording To edit the timer recording on the TV Guide screen 1 Select the programme to edit, then press the • This operation will only record to built-in HDD. red button. • This unit can record two programmes being 2 Select “Timer Rec Edit”, then press [OK].
  • Page 37: 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 TUE 01.01.2013 8:05 Timer Recording 30:30 DR TUE 01.01.2013 8:05 Channel Name Space Schedule Mode Channel Day/Date Start Stop Mode Conv.
  • Page 38: Timer Recording From Channel Information

    Recording Timer recording Timer recording from channel Notes on timer recording information • You can enter up to 32 programmes within a You can make timer recording of the current or month in advance. (Each daily or weekly next programme. programme is counted as one programme.) •...
  • Page 39: 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 TUE 01.01.2013 8:05 Channel Name Space Schedule Mode A part or all of the programme will not be MON 07.01 11:00 - 11:45...
  • Page 40: Playing Back Video

    Playing back video Playing titles on the HDD Playing back video DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen § “For recorded titles ( 9)” only Screen icons § Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Currently recording programme Select “Video” in “Contents on HDD”, Protected title then press [OK]. Title was not recorded due to e.g., recording protection...
  • Page 41 Playing back video Title is recorded using a different Showing Information encoding system from that of the Select the title, then press [STATUS unit. Change the “TV System” ( 84, 94). Radio programme Switching the appearance 3D contents 1 Press [OPTION]. •...
  • Page 42 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 43: 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] Insert the media.
  • Page 44: 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 Video Menu All Titles DIRECT NAVIGATOR BD-RE Time Remaining 10:30 (DR) as subtitles, exclusive images and online games Channel Date Title Name...
  • Page 45: 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. • Depending on the media and the type of file, some •...
  • Page 46 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 47: 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 48 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 • This unit only guarantees the playback of the Frame correctly displayed for 3D compatible Sequential and the Side-by-Side (Half) programme types.
  • Page 49: Editing Video

    Editing video Deleting/Editing recorded titles Editing video Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, Available disc space after deleting recorded content cannot be restored to its original state. Make certain before proceeding. • [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] The space deleted becomes available for §...
  • Page 50: Editing

    Editing video Deleting/Editing recorded titles Editing Deleting 1 Select “Delete Title”, then press [OK]. • If the title is contents protected, you may not 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. perform editing other than deleting. ( On the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen: Select the title.
  • Page 51 Editing video Setting protection Dividing title [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [+R] [+RW] [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] 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. •...
  • Page 52 Editing video Deleting/Editing recorded titles 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 53 Editing video To cancel a “During standby” conversion File Decryption After performing steps 1–3 ( 50, Editing) [HDD] 1 Select “File Conversion” in “Edit”, then press Encrypted titles ( ) can be decrypted manually. [OK]. 2 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. 1 Select “File Decryption”...
  • Page 54 Editing video Deleting/Editing recorded titles Editing chapters • The maximum number of chapters: (Depends on the state of recording.) [HDD] [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] [USB_HDD]: Approx. 1000 per title [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM]: Approx. 1000 per disc 1 Select “Chapter View”, then press [OK]. •...
  • Page 55: Copying Video

    Copying video Copying titles Copying video §1, 2, 3 Set other settings, then press [OK]. e.g., Automatic Standby after Copy §1, 3 Standby status can be changed if required. Please press OK to start copying. “For recorded titles ( 9)” only §1 The title in the source media will be deleted.
  • Page 56 Copying video Copying titles To change the selection Setting the copying options 1 Select the item in step 8 ( 55). 1 Select “No”, then press [OK] in step 7 ( 55). 2 Press [2, 1] to change the settings. e.g., [HDD] >...
  • Page 57: Copying From Media Other Than Hdd With Direct Navigator

    Copying video Copying from media other than HDD Copying titles with copying list with DIRECT NAVIGATOR ,. [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 58 Copying video Copying titles 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 59 Copying video Editing the copying list Screen icons 1 Select the title after step 4-4 ( 58). 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 BD / DVD...
  • Page 60: Notes For Copying

    Copying video Copying titles 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 61: Copying A Finalised Disc

    Copying video Notes for copying 3D programmes Copying a finalised disc • It may not display correctly in 3D when a copied [DVD-V] > [HDD] 3D programme is played back. In such a case, While playing a disc, the content being played is change the “Signal Format”...
  • Page 62: Copying Title Playing

    Copying video Copying titles Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Copying Title Playing • When the Top Menu is displayed: [HDD] > [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] Select the title you want to start copying, [+RW] then press [OK]. Play back the title to copy. •...
  • Page 63: Copying Hd Video (Avchd) To The Dvd-R In High Definition

    - Exceeding 18 Mbps - 1080/50p or 1080/60p - Without the AVCHD information (video recorded with certain non-Panasonic equipment, video copied to the HDD after copying it to BD-R or BD-RE once, etc.) • 3D video will become 2D. VQT5D92...
  • Page 64: Photo And Music

    Photo and Music Playing photos Photo and Music To exit the Calendar screen §1 §2 §3 Press [PAUSE ;]. • When there are many files and/or folders, some files may not be displayed or not be playable. ( 120) “For data files ( 9)”...
  • Page 65: Photo Play Option

    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 Aspect Start Slideshow You can switch the screen mode. ( 105) Interval Normal...
  • Page 66: 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”. ( 104) [RAM] only §2 Combine Folders On the Photo Menu screen: [HDD] e.g., [HDD] Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Photo Menu Delete Folder 03.01.2012...
  • Page 67: Copying Photos

    Photo and Music Copying photos §1 §2 §3 Copying automatically [USB_HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] > [HDD] [DVD-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] only §3 Insert the media.
  • Page 68: Playing Music

    Photo and Music Playing music Copying music (MP3) to HDD §1 §2 [USB_HDD] [DVD-R] [CD] [USB] > [HDD] “For data files ( 9)” only (MP3) §1 After performing steps 1–2 ( left) [DVD-R] only §2 Press the blue button. Music CD: Select “Copy”, then press [OK].
  • Page 69: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    Photo and Music Playing music recorded on HDD Playlists [HDD] 1 Select the playlist, then press [OK]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 2 Select the track, then press [OK]. Select “Music” in “Contents on HDD”, then Frequently Played press [OK]. Tracks most often played recently (up to Music Menu Total Tracks 53 30 tracks).
  • Page 70: Operations During Music Play

    Photo and Music Playing music Operations during music play Displaying photos (Screen Saver) Photos can be displayed during music playback. [HDD] [USB_HDD] [DVD-R] [CD] [USB] While playing the music Stop Press the red button. Press [STOP ∫]. • To select the photos to display The original photo stored in the HDD by default or a folder registered with “Photos For Music”...
  • Page 71: Editing Music/Playlist

    Photo and Music Editing music/playlist Delete All Tracks 1 If the confirmation screen appears: On the Music Menu screen: Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. Press [OPTION]. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. e.g., Music Menu Delete Album Total Tracks 53 Artists Select “Delete”, then press [OK].
  • 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. (This site is in English only.) DLNA function compatible software should be § installed.
  • Page 73: 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.).
  • Page 74: Using This Unit As Media Renderer

    Network Smart Home Networking (DLNA) Playable contents Using this unit as Media Renderer When this unit works as a DLNA client, following This unit will work as Media Renderer, which contents are playable. allows you to play back the contents on DLNA Server by operating a Digital Media Controller (a Video smartphone, etc.).
  • Page 75: Using Smart Home Networking (Dlna) With Wi-Fi Direct

    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: Enjoying Network Service

    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 77: 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 Amplifier/receiver, This unit recording from external equipment.
  • Page 78: Copying The Hd Video (Avchd)

    Disc”, then press [OK]. • The original file must be in the AVCHD standard. • If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB connection cable, setup screen may be displayed on the connected equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the connected equipment.
  • Page 79: Registering The External Hdd (Usb Hdd)

    • For details about connection method, refer to For the latest information on confirmed USB the instructions supplied with the USB HDD. HDDs, please check the following website. Disconnecting the USB HDD Please use the following procedure to disconnect. • Certain non-confirmed USB HDDs cannot be Disconnecting without following this procedure used with this unit.
  • Page 80: Registering The Usb Hdd

    With Other Equipment Registering the external HDD (USB HDD) 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].
  • Page 81: Convenient Functions

    Playing music continuously even after • This unit supports “HDAVI Control 5” function. “HDAVI Control 5” is the standard for Panasonic’s HDAVI turning off power to the TV Control compatible equipment. This standard is compatible The following operations make it possible to keep with Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI equipment.
  • Page 82: Playback Menu

    Convenient functions Playback menu A variety of operations and settings such as Basic Operation changing the subtitles and audio languages can Soundtrack § be performed during playback of video or music. Show or change the soundtrack. Also, picture and sound quality can be set to your Multi Audio personal taste.
  • Page 83 Convenient functions Video Settings Sound Settings Picture Mode Sound Effects Select the picture quality mode. • This function is effective when “Digital Audio HD optimizer Output” is set to “PCM”. ( Reduces unnecessary noise in videos. The Re-master 1/Re-master 2 greater the value is the less noise will appear.
  • Page 84: Basic Settings

    Convenient functions Basic Settings You can change the unit’s settings of DVB Tuning, Menu list Sound, Display, Connection, Network etc. in the The locations of the setting items are as follows. menu. For details on each setting item, please refer to Common procedures the following pages.
  • Page 85 Convenient functions Picture Network Still Mode ( Easy Network Setting ( Network Settings ( Sound LAN Connection Mode ( Dynamic Range Compression ( Wireless Settings ( Downmix ( Connection Setting ( Bilingual Audio Selection ( Double Speed Mode Setting ( 2.4GHz ) ( Digital Audio Output ( IP Address / DNS Settings ( PCM Down Conversion (...
  • Page 86: Dvb Tuning

    Convenient functions Basic Settings DVB Tuning Auto Setup You can restart the Auto Setup. ( Favourites Edit 1 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. You can create four favourites of channels for • If the country selection screen appears: making viewing and recording easier. Select the country, then press [OK].
  • Page 87 Convenient functions Settings for DVB-C Channels Signal Condition You can check the quality and strength of Channel List signals. You can edit the channel list. Press [CH W X] to select the channel. • To hide/reveal channels 1 Select the channel. •...
  • Page 88: Hdd / Disc / Usb Hdd

    Convenient functions Basic Settings HDD / Disc / USB HDD BD-Live You can restrict Internet access when Settings for Playback BD-Live functions are used. • If “On ( Limit )” is selected, Internet access 3D BD-Video Playback is permitted only for BD-Live contents which Select the playback method of 3D compatible have content owner certificates.
  • Page 89 Convenient functions Subtitle Text Settings for Recording Select the language for Xvid and MKV Timer Record Start Buffer subtitles text. This function sets the timer recording to start • This item is displayed only after playing earlier than the TV Guide time. back a Xvid or MKV file with subtitle text.
  • Page 90 Convenient functions Basic Settings PIN Entry for Decrypt Recording HDD Management If your CAM requires a PIN for timer Press and hold [OK] for 3 seconds to show the recording, it can be entered here in advance. following settings. Aspect for Recording Delete all titles Sets the aspect ratio when recording or Delete all titles (video) on the built-in HDD.
  • Page 91: 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. • Field: USB HDD Disconnection Select if jittering occurs when “Automatic” is This function puts the USB HDD in a state in selected.
  • Page 92: Sound

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Digital Audio Output Sound 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: • This does not work depending on broadcasts Signals are converted to 48 kHz.
  • Page 93: Display

    Convenient functions Display Audio Delay Mis-sync between the video and audio is Language corrected by delaying the audio output. Select the language for on-screen menus. Audio for HG / HX / HE / HL / HM Recording On-Screen Information If the programme has multi channel audio, priority is given to what you select.
  • Page 94: Connection

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Connection HDMI Connection HDMI Video Format 3D Settings You can only select items compatible with the 3D Type connected equipment. If 3D video cannot be played back in 3D, you • If “Automatic” is selected, the output may be able to play it in 3D by changing the resolution best suited to the connected TV setting.
  • Page 95 Convenient functions Common Interface Deep Colour Output Access to software contained on CI module. This setting is for selecting whether to use Deep Colour output when a TV that supports Deep Colour is connected. • Select “Slot 1:” or “Slot 2:” and press [OK]. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 96: Network

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Network IP Address / DNS Settings Check the connection of the network or set Easy Network Setting the IP address and DNS. Press [OK] to start Easy Network Setting. ( • To set the IP address and DNS 1 Set “IP Address Auto-assignment”...
  • Page 97 Convenient functions Setting device name Home Network Settings It is also possible to change the name of You can set the DLNA (Server) function. this unit on the network. • Select from a preset list Home Network function Select the preset name, then press [OK]. You can switch between enable/disable of •...
  • Page 98: Others

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Others Registration type for remote devices • Automatic: Standby Settings All connected devices on the same network can access this unit. Quick Start • Manual: • On: Only registered devices can access this It is possible to start quickly from standby unit.
  • Page 99 Change the remote control code on the main unit buttons. and the remote control if you place other • Make a note of PIN in case you forget it. Panasonic products close together. e.g., • Use “BD 1”, the factory set code, under normal circumstances.
  • Page 100: Language Code List

    Convenient functions Basic Settings Language code list System Update Software Update in Standby Abkhazian: 6566 Lingala: 7678 Lithuanian: 7684 Afar: 6565 When you set this unit to standby mode, Afrikaans: 6570 Macedonian: 7775 software (firmware) updates ( 101) are Albanian: 8381 Malagasy: 7771...
  • Page 101: Software (Firmware) Update

    • If the timer recording is started, CAM software upgrade is • For the latest firmware update information, please refer to cancelled to start recording. the Panasonic support site below. • For details, refer to your CAM’s operating instructions or • You can also download the latest software (firmware) from consult your dealer.
  • Page 102: Other Operations

    Convenient functions Other operations Media management Disc Protection [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. [SD] e.g., Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Disc Name Select “Media”, then press [OK]. Disc Protection Delete all titles •...
  • Page 103 Convenient functions Format Disc/Format Card Top Menu [BD-RE] [RAM] [DVD-RW] [+RW] [SD] [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] [+RW] [BD-R] [+R] (New disc only) You can select the background for DVD-Video Top Menu. Formatting deletes all contents (including Select the background, then press [OK]. computer data), and they cannot be restored.
  • Page 104: Entering Text

    1 Press [7] to • [DVD-R] [DVD-RW] [+R] If you finalise discs recorded on move to the Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed. seventh row. • Discs finalised on this unit may not be playable on other 2 Press [7] twice players due to the condition of the recording.
  • Page 105: Switching The Aspect Ratio Of The Screen

    Convenient functions Switching the aspect ratio of the HOLD function screen The HOLD function deactivates all buttons on the unit and remote control. When the image does not match the screen size of the TV, you can enlarge the image to fill the Press and hold [OK] and [RETURN screen.
  • Page 106: 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 107: 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 108 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide 3D video is not output correctly. The images do not appear on the TV. • 3D video may be output correctly by changing The picture is distorted during play, or video the following settings: will not play correctly. - “3D Type”...
  • Page 109: Sound

    Troubleshooting Timer recording does not work properly. Sound • Failed timer recordings are displayed in grey No sound. with on the Timer Recording screen. ( Distorted sound. When you programme a timer recording, check • Check the connections. ( the screen icons. If “!” is displayed, this timer •...
  • Page 110: Play

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide The time recorded on the disc and the You have forgotten your rating PIN. available time shown do not add up. • The rating level returns to the factory preset. • [DVD-R] [+R] If you record or edit many times, the 1 While the unit is on, press and hold [OK], the remaining capacity is reduced and then yellow button and the blue button at the...
  • Page 111: Photo

    Troubleshooting Photo TV Guide The contents of the SD card cannot be read. The TV Guide information is not displayed properly. • Remove the card from the slot and then insert again. If this does not solve the problem, switch •...
  • Page 112: Viera Link

    “HDAVI Control” again. • This unit does not support “ONE TOUCH PLAY” function of the Panasonic AV Control Receiver. When using Wireless LAN connection, video from the DLNA Certified media server is not...
  • Page 113: Messages On The Unit's Display

    Troubleshooting Messages on the unit’s display NoWRIT You cannot write to this disc. The following messages or service numbers The disc may be damaged. Use a new disc. appear on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected. PLEASE WAIT •...
  • Page 114 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide UPD / X HOLD (“∑” stands for a number.) The HOLD function is activated. ( 105) The software (firmware) is being updated. You cannot operate the unit until the update is or F complete. ( 101) (“∑” stands for a number.) There is something unusual.
  • Page 115: When You Experience Problems With Easy Network Setting

    Troubleshooting When you experience problems with Easy Network Setting ( Home Network Connection Check ) Easy Network Setting If there is any problem, the following message is Check the Display displayed on the screen. following Wireless Settings 1. LAN cable •...
  • Page 116 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting guide Easy Network Setting ( Internet Connection Test ) Display Check the following Cannot find the • “Primary DNS” and server. (B019) “Secondary DNS” settings of “IP Address / DNS Settings” ( 84, 96) No connection • The server may be busy or could be made to the service may have been the server.
  • Page 117: Specifications

    Reference Specifications Reference Specifications are subject to change without ∫ Input terminal notice. AV in (21 pin): 1 pc. Analogue video input (PAL/NTSC/SECAM): ∫ General 1 Vp-p (75 ≠) Dimensions: 430 mm (W) Analogue audio input (L/R): [BCT83] 66 mm (H) Standard: 0.5 Vrms, [BCT73] 59 mm (H) Full scale: 2.0 Vrms at 1 kHz (>...
  • Page 118 Reference Specifications ∫ Wireless LAN ∫ Optical pick-up Standard compliance: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n System with 2 lenses, 3 integration units Frequency range: 2.4 GHz/5 GHz band (405 nm wavelength for BDs, Security 661 nm wavelength for DVDs, § 783 nm wavelength for CDs) WPA™/WPA2™...
  • Page 119 Reference ∫ Region code ∫ SD Card DVD: Compatible media: SD Memory Card §1 Region B Format: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT §2 Data that can be played: JPEG, MPO, ∫ Playable disc AVCHD format, MPEG-2, MP4 BD-Video (Blu-ray 3D, BD-Live) Includes SDHC/SDXC cards.
  • Page 120 Reference Specifications ∫ 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 HDD, 999 titles Sampling rate: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, USB HDD (When continuously recording for 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz...
  • Page 121 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 [BCT83] [BCT73] (1 TB) (500 GB) (25 GB) (50 GB) DR (HD quality) 150 hours...
  • Page 122 Reference Specifications ∫ XP, SP, LP, EP modes Recording Mode BD-RE, BD-R Single Layer Dual Layer [BCT83] [BCT73] (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 123 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 124: 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 125 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 126: Index

    Reference Index Aspect ......94, 105 Easy setting ......22 Audio .
  • Page 127 Reference Quick Start ......98 USB HDD Cancellation of all USB HDD Registrations ..91 Disconnection .
  • Page 128 Klasse 1 LASER-produkt: Bølgelengde : 783 nm (CD)/661 nm (DVD)/405 nm (BD) Laserstyrke : Ingen farlig stråling sendes ut Manufactured by: Panasonic Corporation Kadoma, Osaka, Japan Importer: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Panasonic Testing Centre Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany Panasonic Corporation Web Site:

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