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LG DR289H Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DR289H-P1_HA4ULLK_ENG_ DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: DR289H Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely. FOR THE GUARANTEE TERMS & CONDITIONS, PLEASE REFER TO BACK COVER OF THIS MANUAL.
  • Page 2 CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ......4-8 About the Symbol Display ....4 Symbol Used in this Manual .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    JPEG What is SIMPLINK? Some functions of this unit are controlled by TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV with SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection. • Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control; Play, Pause, Scan, Skip, Stop, Power Off, etc.
  • Page 5: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Recordable and Playable Discs DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable): DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording or Video mode recording. These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again on the same Disc. [VR mode] Recordings can be extensively edited Playable only on VR mode compatible players (after finalization)
  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, or JPEG files.
  • Page 7: Front Panel

    Front Panel a 1 1 / I (POWER button) Switches the recorder ON or OFF. b Disc Tray Insert a disc here. c Display window Shows the current status of the recorder. REC: The recorder is recording. TV: Indicates when the recorder is in TV tuner mode.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    Remote Control POWER: Switches the recorder ON or OFF. OPEN/CLOSE (Z): Opens and closes the disc tray. AV/INPUT: Changes the input to use for recording (Tuner, AV1-3, or DV IN). PIP: Selects PIP function on or off. Remote Control Operation Point the Remote Control at the remote sensor and press the buttons.
  • Page 9: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings Rear Panel g h i a ANTENNA IN Connect the aerial to this terminal. b COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P Connect to a TV with Y P inputs. c AV 2 DECODER SCART JACK Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Pay-TV decoder, Set Top Box, VCR, etc.).
  • Page 10: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to Your TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. When using the COMPONENT OUTPUT jacks, set the Video Output Format option in the setup menu to YPbPr. When using the SCART jack, set the Video Output Format option in the setup menu to RGB.
  • Page 11: Hdmi Connection

    HDMI connection If you have an HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on an HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H). 2.
  • Page 12: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
  • Page 13: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections

    Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder. To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes, set [AV2 Connection] option to [Decoder] (see page 18) and set the program’s [Decoder On/Off] option to [On] on the Setup menu (page 17).
  • Page 14: Using An Usb Memory Stick

    Connecting to the AV IN 3 Jacks Connect the input jacks (AV IN 3) on the recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, using audio/video cables. Jack panel of Accessory Component (VCR, Camcorder, etc.) AUDIO OUTPUT VIDEO OUTPUT Connecting a Digital Camcorder Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to...
  • Page 15: Auto Set Up

    Auto Set Up After the POWER is pressed for the first time to turn on the unit or resetting the unit, the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the language, clock and tuner channels automatically. 1. Select a language for the Setup menu and on- screen display.
  • Page 16: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to customize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require greater depth for the variety of settings. General Operation 1. Press HOME and select [Setup] option. 2.
  • Page 17: Program Edit

    Program Edit You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, move, etc.). 1. Select [Program Edit] option then press B. 2. Press ENTER while [Edit] is selected. The Program List menu appears. 3. Use v / V to select a PR number then press ENTER.
  • Page 18: General Settings

    General Settings (Continued) TV Aspect Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or wide). [4:3 Letter Box] Select this when connecting to a 4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide picture with bands on the upper and lower portions of the screen. [4:3 Pan Scan] Select this when connecting to a 4:3 screen TV.
  • Page 19: Language Settings

    Language Settings Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen display. Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle [Original] Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded. [Others] To select another language, press number buttons then ENTER to enter the corresponding 4-digit number according to the language code list in the reference chapter (see page 46).
  • Page 20: Lock (Parental Control) Settings

    Lock (Parental Control) Settings Rating Blocks playback of rated DVDs based on their content. Not all discs are rated. 1. Select [Rating] option then press B. 2. To access the Rating, Password and Area Code features, you must input the 4-digit security code you created.
  • Page 21: Recording Settings

    Recording Settings Disc Record Mode You can set the picture quality for recording; XP (High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), LP (Low Quality), EP (Extend Quality), MLP (Maximum Long Play). DV Record Audio You need to set this if you have a camcorder using 32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN jack.
  • Page 22: Finalize / Disc Label / Disc Protect

    Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing MENU/LIST or TITLE.
  • Page 23: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the recorder. Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, the symbol appears on the TV screen, indicating that the operation is not permitted by the recorder or is not available on the disc.
  • Page 24: Playback

    Playback General Playback Features 1. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down. 2. Starts playback using HOME menu (see page 15). 3. To stop the playback, press STOP (x). The unit records the stopped point, depending on the disc. “Xx” appears on the screen briefly. Press PLAY (N) to resume playback (from the scene point).
  • Page 25 General Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations PLAY MODE For repeat playback During playback, press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select a desired repeat mode. DVD, Video mode DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW (Chapter/Title/Off) VR mode DVD-RW or DVD-RAM (Chapter/Title/All/Off) Video CD, Audio CD (Track/All/Off) MP3/WMA (Track/Folder/Off) Notes: On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to [OFF] in the...
  • Page 26 If a menu screen is displayed The menu screen may be displayed first after loading a DVD or Video CD which contains a menu. Use the b / B / v / V buttons to select the title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to start playback.
  • Page 27 3D Surround DVD ALL DivX This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multi- channel audio from a home theater system. 1.
  • Page 28: Playing A Divx Movie File

    Playing a DivX Movie File The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX files, read “DivX file requirement” on right. 1. Press HOME. 2. Select [Movie] option. 3. Select a media that contains DivX file(s) then press ENTER. The [Movie List] menu appears on the TV screen. 4.
  • Page 29: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma File

    Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file The recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “MP3/WMA audio file requirement” on right. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears. 2. Select [Music] option. 3. Select a media that contains MP3/WMA or audio title then press ENTER.
  • Page 30: Viewing A Jpeg File

    Viewing a JPEG File The recorder can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on right. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears. 2. Select [Photo] option. 3. Select a media that contains JPEG file then press ENTER.
  • Page 31 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu (Refer to “Photo List menu options” on page 30). 2. Press ENTER. The Slide Show menu appears. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: [Selected] Views slide show only selected files.
  • Page 32: Recording

    Recording About DVD recording Notes: This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or CD-RW discs. Our company takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power outages, defective discs, or damage to the Recorder. Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance.
  • Page 33 Restrictions on copying Some video material is copy-once protected: If you want to record copy-once protected material to DVD, you must use a VR mode DVD-RW disc compatible with CPRM Ver. 1.1. You can identify copy-once protected material during playback by displaying disc information on-screen. NTSC format signals from the analog or the DV inputs is not recorded correctly with this recorder.
  • Page 34: Basic Recording From A Tv

    Basic Recording from a TV Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc is full or you stop the recording. Note: You must load a recordable disc for DVD recording. 1. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing REC MODE repeatedly.
  • Page 35: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This recorder can be programmed to record up to 16 programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be recorded, the starting and ending time. Note: If you use a completely blank disc for timer recording, you must format the disc before starting timer recording.
  • Page 36: Timer Recording With Video Plus+ System

    Timer Recording with VIDEO Plus+ System This system makes programming timer recordings very simple. Most TV guides publish VIDEO Plus+ programming numbers with their program details.If you want to make a timer recording of a program, you just input the corresponding VIDEO Plus+ programming number.
  • Page 37: Checking Timer Recording Details

    Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the recorder is turned on. 1. Press HOME and select [TV] option. 2. Press v / V to select [Timer Record] option then press ENTER. The [Timer Record List] will appear. Use v / V to select a timer recording.
  • Page 38: Recording From An External Input

    Recording from DV Input Before DV dubbing You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and control signals. This recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVC-SD, DV25) camcorders. Digital satellite tuners and Digital VHS video recorders are not compatible.
  • Page 39: Editing

    Editing Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.
  • Page 40: Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing

    VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Titles, Chapters and Parts Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or more chapters. When you insert a disc’s title into the Playlist, all the chapters within that title also appear. In other words, chapters in the Playlist behave exactly as chapters on a DVD-Video disc do.
  • Page 41: Making A New Playlist

    Making a New Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later — see Deleting an Original or Playlist title/chapter on page 41).
  • Page 42: Deleting An Original Or Playlist Title/Chapter

    Deleting an Original or Playlist Title/Chapter When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu, you only remove it from the Playlist; the title/chapter remains in the Original menu. If you choose to delete a title or chapter from the Original (title/chapter) menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available for recording increases.
  • Page 43: Naming A Title

    Naming a Title You can name the titles. The names can be up to 32 characters long. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the menu.
  • Page 44: Divide One Titles Into Two

    Divide One Titles Into Two Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. 1. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to divide then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the screen.
  • Page 45: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Note: This function is not available if there is only one chapter. 1. Select a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist menu. 2.
  • Page 46: Reference

    Reference Additional Information Overwriting Recording To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc. 1. Select input source you want to record (TV channel, AV1-3).
  • Page 47: Language Codes

    Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian Armenian...
  • Page 48: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote Control

    Adjust the volume of the TV. Controlling other TVs with the remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-LG TVs as well. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer code.
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom No power. The power cord is disconnected. No picture. TV/DVD mode for the recorder is set to TV. The TV is not set to receive recorder signal output.
  • Page 50 Symptom The disc was recorded in Video mode. Cannot play a disc recorded using this Some players will not play even a recorder on another finalized disc recorded in Video mode. player. The disc was recorded in VR mode, Discs recorded with copy-once material cannot be played on other players.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements AC 200-240V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 54 X 275 mm (w x h x d) without foot Net Weight (approx.) 2.8 kg Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Television system PAL I, B/G, I/I, SECAM D/K, K1 color system Recording format...
  • Page 52 2. The dealer (or his service agent) who sold the product will be reimbursed for any labour provided in the repair of this LG equipment, for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. These claims must be made in accordance with the published scale of service charges and relevant claims procedure.