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RCA DVR10 User Manual

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User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.
TOCOM 16282980


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  • Page 1 Digital Video Recorder User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. TOCOM 16282980 DVR10...
  • Page 2: Product Information

    CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICING PERSONNEL. The 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 shock to persons.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions 1. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions should be read before operating this device. 2. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the device and in the User Manual should be adhered to. 3. Follow Instructions – All operating and user instructions should be followed. 4.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Device Description ... 3 DVR10 Front... 3 DVR10 Back... 4 Things to Consider Before You Connect... 4 Ensure Proper Ventilation of the DVR10 ... 4 IEEE-1394 Cables: 4-Pin and 6-Pin... 5 Protect Against Power Surges ... 5 Connecting the DVR10... 5 Connecting Other IEEE 1394 Devices ...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    • PLAY – illuminated when a previously recorded program is being played back. • RECORD – illuminated while a new program is being recorded for future playback. Note: The DVR10 records and plays back different programs at the same time. Both the PLAY and RECORD may be illuminated.
  • Page 6: Dvr10 Back

    Things to Consider Before You Connect Ensure Proper Ventilation of the DVR10: • Leave at least 4 inches (10 cm) of space between the top and back of the DVR10 and a wall, shelf, or other component. • Leave at least 1” (2.5 cm) of space on the front and sides.
  • Page 7: Ieee-1394 Cables: 4-Pin And 6-Pin

    Connecting the DVR10 To connect the DVR10 to a 1394 or DTVLink enabled TV, follow these steps: 1. Connect the female end of the AC power cord to the DVR10 and male end into an AC outlet or surge protector.
  • Page 8: Component Connection Methods

    The DVR10 has two 1394 ports. This allows you to use one port for connection to your digital television and still have another port for connection of additional 1394 components. Each compatible device connected on the IEEE 1394 chain is shown on the DTV.
  • Page 9: Incorrect Hub Connection

    Overview & Setup Chapter 1 Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only.
  • Page 10: 1394 Recording Setup

    The 1394 Recording screen allows you to configure 1394 components that are capable of recording. If the DVR10 is connected and powered on, it appears in the list at the top of the screen. If you have more than one 1394 recording device, you may need to highlight the Recording Device window at the top of the screen and select the DVR10.
  • Page 11: 1394 Recording

    DVR10. • The TV must be tuned to the DVR10’s 1394 input channel and the remote in the TV mode to enable transport functions, such as RECORD, STOP, FAST FORWARD, REVERSE, PAUSE, and PLAY.
  • Page 12: Chapter 2: Using The Dvr10

    If the TV is set up to auto tune as previously described, pressing RECORD automatically tunes the TV to the DVR10’s 1394 input and begins recording. If the TV is tuned to an Analog channel, pressing RECORD tunes to the 1394 input but NO recording takes place.
  • Page 13: Fast Forward And Fast Reverse Playback

    Fast FORWARD and Fast REVERSE Playback The DVR10 gives you the power to Fast Forward or Fast Reverse through both live (currently recording) and previously recorded programs. You cannot fast reverse a program to a point before you started recording it, nor can you fast forward a program to a point beyond the live broadcast.
  • Page 14: Next And Previous Track

    If an icon in the channel banner is grayed out (dim), the feature is not available. The following list describes the items on the Channel Banner screen applicable to the DVR10. Other displays that are not described here are self-explanatory or further explained in the television manual.
  • Page 15: Copy-Protected Materials

    When attempting to record unauthorized copy-protected material, the Record functions of the DVR10 may be prevented or stopped. If REC icon in the Channel Banner is dim, that means the program cannot be recorded.
  • Page 16: Chapter 3: Other Information

    Care and Cleaning CAUTION: Unplug the DVR10 before cleaning. You can clean the DVR10 as required, using a soft lint-free cloth. Be sure to occasionally dust the ventilation slots in the cabinet to help assure adequate ventilation. Never use strong cleaning agents, such as ammonia-based cleaners, or abrasive powder. These types of cleaners will damage the finish of the DVR10.
  • Page 17: Specifications

    Specifications* Interface Specifications • IEEE 1394 compliant • AV/C compliant • SBP-2 compliant • Supports serial bus data transfer rates of 100, 200, and 400 Mb/sec • Two external 6-pin FireWire® connectors • Hot-plug capability Drive Specifications Capacity Average Read Seek Track-to-Track Seek Average Latency Rotational Speed...
  • Page 18: Limited Warranty

    Thomson. Product Registration: • Please complete the online Product Registration on or complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It will make it easier to contact you should it ever be necessary. The return of the card is not required for warranty coverage.
  • Page 19: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity

    Note: The User is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Chapter 3 Illustrations contained in this document are for representation only. DVR-10 Digital Video Recorder Thomson, Inc. 10330 N. Meridian St.
  • Page 20 Visit the RCA web site at Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual or on the carton. This will only add delays in service for your product. Thomson Inc. 10330 North Meridian Street Indianapolis, IN 46290 ©2003 Thomson Inc.

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