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JVC DR-MV79B Instructions Manual

JVC DR-MV79B Instructions Manual

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For Customer Use :
Enter below the Model No. and
Serial No. which are located on the
rear of cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.


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  • Page 1: Dvd Video Recorder

    DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MV79B For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on the rear of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. INSTRUCTIONS LVT1878-001A...
  • 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 uninsulat- ed dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magni-...
  • Page 3 FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifica- tions to this equipment may cause harmful interfer- ence unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual. The user could lose the authority to operate this equipment if an unauthorized change or modification is made.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL. AND THOSE MARKED ON THE PRODUCT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This product has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in elec- tric shock or fire hazard.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION About the Symbol Display ... . .2 Symbol Used in this Manual ....2 Notes on Discs ......2 Moisture Condensation .
  • Page 6: About The Symbol Display

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. About the Symbol Display “ ” may appear on your TV display during operation and indicates that the function is not permitted by this unit or specific media.
  • Page 7: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Recordings can be extensively edited Playable only on VR mode compatible players (after finalization) [Video mode] Playable on regular DVD players (after finalization) Limited editing features DVD-R (DVD - Recordable) These Discs can be recorded only once. After you finalize a DVD-R, you cannot record on it or edit it.
  • Page 8: 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, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.
  • Page 9: Restrictions On Video Recording

    Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. •...
  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Front Panel f g h Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. Z OPEN/CLOSE Opens or closes the disc tray. Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) Insert a video cassette here. Z EJECT Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. STANDBY/ON (1/`) Switches the Recorder ON and OFF.
  • Page 11: Remote Control

    Changes the input to use for recording (AV1, AV2, or DV IN). 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. JVC TV Control Buttons - TV STANDBY/ON: Turns the TV on or off. - INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel f g h OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P Connect to a TV with Y P INPUT 1 (VIDEO/AUDIO (Left/Right)) Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Cable/Satellite box, Audio system, TV/Monitor, VCR, Camcorder).
  • Page 13: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings Depending on your TV and other equipment there are various ways you can connect the recorder. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary for additional connection informa- tion. Notes: Make sure the Recorder is connected directly to the TV •...
  • Page 14: Hdmi Connection

    HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports both video and audio on a single digital connection for use with DVD Players, Set-Top Boxes, and other AV devices. HDMI was developed to provide the technologies of HDCP (High Definition Contents Protection). HDCP is used to pro- tect digital content transmitted and received.
  • Page 15: Connection To An Amplifier

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/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) supplied.
  • Page 16: Cable/Satellite Box Connection To Unit

    Cable/Satellite box Cable/Satellite box Connection to unit Connection to unit To use Timer-Link Recording, connect the INPUT1 jacks on the unit to the audio/video out jacks on your Cable/Satellite box, using the optional audio/video cables. (Refer to page 30 for “Timer-Link Recording”.) Cable/Satellite box Accessory Audio/V...
  • Page 17: Initial Setup Wizard

    Initial Setup W izard Initial Setup W izard After the STANDBY/ON is pressed for the first time to turn on the unit or after factory setting (See page 14), the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the Language and Clock step-by-step until the setup is complete. 1.
  • Page 18: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings Initial Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to cus- tomize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require greater depth for the variety of settings. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2.
  • Page 19: Language Settings

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

    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) 1. Select the [Disc Record Mode] option then press 2. Use v / V to select a desired Disc Record Mode (XP, SP, LP or EP).
  • Page 21: Disc Protect

    Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or com- puter 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 DISC MENU/LIST or TITLE.
  • Page 22: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    General Explanation of General Explanation of On-Screen Display On-Screen Display Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, is displayed, action prohibited or not available. Displaying Information While Watching AV input source While watching TV, press DISPLAY to display/ remove the information displayed on-screen.
  • Page 23: Playback

    Remote Control Function (Refer to page 7) Remote Control A/B/C/D Code Switching The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC video units independently. Each of the units can respond to one of four codes (A, B, C or D). The...
  • Page 24: Vcr Playback Options

    VCR Playback Options Buttons Operations EJECT (Z) Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. PAUSE (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to step forward one frame at a time. • After 5 minutes in STILL mode the Recorder stops to protect the tape and video heads.
  • Page 25: Dvd Or Video Cd Playback Features

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. PAUSE (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode. BACKWARD (m) / FORWARD (M) During playback, press repeatedly to select the required scan speed.
  • Page 26 DVD or Video CD Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-]: Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins. [CHAPTER]: Repeats the current chapter.
  • Page 27: Special Playback Options

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options If a menu screen is displayed In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. Use the b B v V buttons to select the title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to start. Press TITLE or DISC MENU/LIST to return to the menu screen.
  • Page 28: Playing A Divx Movie File

    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.
  • Page 29: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma Files

    Playing an Audio CD or Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 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 and the Home menu appears. 2.
  • Page 30: Viewing A Jpeg Files

    iewing a JPEG files iewing a JPEG files This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 27. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Select [Photo] > [DISC]] and press ENTER. 3.
  • Page 31 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu. 2. Press ENTER. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: • [Selected] Views slide show only selected files. • [All] Views slide show all files. [Speed] option: Sets the Slide Show speed to [Normal], [Slow], or [Fast].
  • Page 32: Recording

    Recording About DVD recording About DVD recording Notes: • This Recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs. • Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance. Please take proper care of your discs. • The company does not hold any responsibility to compensate the contents which should have been recorded, and any losses or damages (e.g.
  • Page 33: Basic Recording (One-Touch Recording)

    Basic Recording Basic Recording (One-T ouch Recording) (One-T ouch Recording) You can record from an external component, such as a TV, camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the Recorder’s external inputs. 1. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the Recorder.
  • Page 34: Timer-Link Recording (External Timer Recording)

    imer-Link Recording imer-Link Recording (External T imer Recording) (External T imer Recording) If the external device such as Cable/Satellite box that is connected to this unit has the timer reservation function, this unit can record the input signal from external device via the timer INPUT 1 jack. 1.
  • Page 35: Timer Recording

    imer Recording imer Recording The Timer Recording function allows you to record up to 16 programs within a period of one month. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Select [TV] > [Timer Record] and press ENTER. 3. Select [NEW] and press ENTER. The Timer Record menu will appear.
  • Page 36: Dubbing From Dvd To Vcr

    Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from DVD to VCR You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape using the DUBBING button. 1. Insert a blank VHS videotape into the VCR deck. 2. Insert the disc you wish to copy in the DVD deck and close the disc tray.
  • Page 37: Recording From Dv Input

    Recording from DV 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.
  • Page 38: Editing

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview 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 39: Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing

    VR Mode: Original and VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing 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 exact- ly as chapters on a DVD-Video disc do.
  • Page 40: Making A New Playlist

    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 37).
  • Page 41: Deleting An Original Or Playlist Title/Chapter

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/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 42: Naming A Title

    Naming a T itle Naming a T itle You can name the titles. 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. 2.
  • Page 43: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Chapter 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.
  • Page 44: Divide One Titles Into Two

    Divide One T itle Into T Divide One T itle Into T 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: Overwriting Recording

    Other DVD Players (Finalizing a Disc) (Finalizing a Disc) Most regular DVD players can play finalized discs recorded in Video mode, finalized DVD+R or DVD+RWs. A small number of players can also play DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode, finalized or not.
  • Page 46: Reference

    Reference Language Code List 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...
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom The power cord is disconnected. No power. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder signal output. The video cable is not connected securely.
  • Page 48 Symptom The Recorder does not No disc is inserted. start playback. No tape is inserted. An unplayable disc is inserted. The disc is placed upside down. The disc is not placed within the guide. The disc is dirty. Video tape cannot be A cassette tape was inside already.
  • Page 49: Resetting The Recorder

    Symptom Can’t play disc recorded The disc was recorded in Video mode. on this Recorder on Some players will not play even a another DVD player. finalized disc recorded in Video mode. The disc was recorded in VR mode. Discs recorded with copy-once materi- al cannot be played on other players.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Net Weight (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Signal system Recording Recording format Recordable discs Recordable time Video recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Audio recording format Sampling frequency Compression format VCR Specifications Head system Timer Tape speed...
  • Page 51 DVD Specifications Laser system Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion Dynamic range Inputs VIDEO IN (AV1,2) AUDIO IN (AV1,2) DV IN Outputs VIDEO OUTPUT S-VIDEO OUTPUT COMPONENT OUTPUT HDMI video/audio output Audio output (digital audio) Audio output (optical audio) Audio output (analog audio) Accessory: Video cable .
  • Page 52: Warranty

    ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.) ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)
  • Page 53 FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) 0208SKMLGEEGL...

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