Panasonic DMR-BW880 Operating Instructions Manual
Panasonic DMR-BW880 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic DMR-BW880 Operating Instructions Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
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This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only. It does not receive
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This unit plays BD-Video marked with
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Summary of Contents for Panasonic DMR-BW880

  • Page 1 This unit plays BD-Video marked with DVD- This unit plays DVD-Video marked with Video: labels containing the region code “B”. Video: labels containing the region number “2” or “ALL”. Example: Example: Web Site: Model number suffix “EB” denotes UK model. VQT2J65...
  • Page 2: Features

    Getting started Features Supplied accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. ∫ Easy access to various functions ( (Product numbers correct as of March 2010. These You can access the main function quickly and may be subject to change.) easily from FUNCTION MENU display.
  • Page 3: Caution For Ac Mains Lead

    Caution for AC Mains Lead For your safety, please read the following text WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO carefully. THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH THE LETTER E, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL Ó OR This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN/YELLOW.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents ∫ Getting started ∫ Music Features........2 Playing music/Copying music to HDD.
  • Page 5 ≥ These operating instructions are applicable to models DMR-BW880 and DMR-BW780. The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show images of DMR-BW880 unless otherwise indicated. [BW880] : indicates features applicable to DMR-BW880 only. [BW780] : indicates features applicable to DMR-BW780 only.
  • Page 6: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. 1 Turn the unit on or off ( 11, 14)  2 Select drive (HDD, BD, SD or USB) ( 3 Select channels and title numbers, etc./Enter numbers or characters (The character buttons may be used when operating VIERA CAST contents.) 4 To delete unwanted recorded titles, timer...
  • Page 7 Distance: Within approx. 7 m in front of the unit 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( 11, 14) 8 Connection for VCR, Panasonic’s video camera, Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode etc. ( or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still 9 Open/close disc tray ( consuming a small amount of power.
  • Page 8: Basic Connection

    Basic Connection ≥Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions. ≥Other Connections ( When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, you can enjoy high quality, digital video and audio. ≥The HDMI connection supports VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” ( 68).
  • Page 9 HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). ≥When outputting 1080p signal, please use HDMI This unit’s rear panel Cables 5.0 meters or less. ≥Recommended Panasonic’s HDMI cable part number: RP-CDHS15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHS30 (3.0 m), RP- CDHS50 (5.0 m), etc.
  • Page 10: Network Connection

    Connection Network connection Following functions will be available when this unit is connected to the network. ≥Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet ( ≥Automatically acquiring the title of the CD ( ≥Enjoying VIERA CAST ( ≥DLNA function ( ≥Updating the software (firmware) of this unit ( This unit’s rear panel 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX...
  • Page 11: Auto Setup

    Auto Setup Easy setting Turn on the TV, then select the   DRIVE appropriate AV input to suit the SELECT connections to this unit. PAGE Press [Í]. DVB Auto Setup starts. PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT DVB Auto Setup takes about 3 minutes. SKIP SLOW/SEARCH DVB Auto Setup...
  • Page 12 Auto Setup When the following screen appears, Easy setting Press [BACK/RETURN ] to confirm. is complete. Easy Setting Enter the new PIN. Easy Setting has been completed. PIN Entry To use Internet functions, network connection needs to be made first. Proceed Network Easy Settings ? Enter a new 4-digit PIN, then press OK.
  • Page 13: Network Easy Settings

    ≥Network Easy Settings ( Internet Connection Network Easy Settings Test ) After completing “Easy setting”, you can continue with Display Check the following “Network Easy Settings”. ≥Network connections and Cannot find the settings Follow the on-screen instructions and make server. (B019) ≥Settings of “IP Address / the following settings.
  • Page 14: Common Operations

    ≥When removing the SD card, press on the centre of the card and pull it straight out. ≥If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB Preparations connection cable, setup screen may be displayed on the connected equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the connected equipment.
  • Page 15 Basic operation FUNCTION MENU screen This unit is basically operated via the following You can easily access the desired functions via the method by using the remote control. FUNCTION MENU. Select Enter Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Select the item, then press [OK]. ≥Repeat step 2 if necessary.
  • Page 16: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching broadcasts Watch broad casts Select the current programme, then press   DRIVE SELECT PAGE TV Guide: Landscape WED 13/10/2010 WED 13th All Types All Channels 19:36 19:00-20:00 Time: PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH REW LIVE TV PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP Select Channel Page Up...
  • Page 17: Using Channel List

    Using Channel List Channel information Press [STATUS After performing step  Press [OK]. Select the channel, then press [OK]. All DVB Channels 19:07 Select favourites All DVB Channels 19:00 - 19:30 Set timer Dolby D Subtitles Multi Audio   ...
  • Page 18: Operations While Watching Broadcast

    Watching broadcasts To show Digital text (MHEG) Operations while watching broadcast When “TXT” appears in channel information ( Press [TEXT To show subtitle To select the page or access to certain topic areas and navigation When “Subtitles” appears in channel information Use [3, 4, 2, 1], number buttons or colour buttons, etc.
  • Page 19: Using Tv Guide System

    Using TV Guide system To search the programme Press [GUIDE]. You can search the programme from programme type and Category. ≥You can switch between Landscape view and Portrait view each time you press [GUIDE]. 1 Press the “Yellow” button (Prog. Type) or the “Blue”...
  • Page 20: Rewind Live Tv/Pause Live Tv

    Watching broadcasts To display the status REWIND LIVE TV/PAUSE LIVE Press [STATUS ∫ When watching a programme with this tuner This unit temporarily saves a live TV programme you are watching with this unit’s tuner on HDD and you PLAY 20:35 22:35 can use the following functions.
  • Page 21: Recording

    Recording TV programmes Recor ding All recordings (including timer recordings) to HDD will be made in DR mode only (Direct Press Recording). Recording starts. “REC1” or “REC2” will light   DRIVE SELECT REC1 PAGE Unit’s display Select “Automatic Stop” PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 22: Operation During Recording

    Recording TV programmes Operation during recording To stop recording It is necessary to display the programme you want to To check the recording programme stop on the TV. ( left) Press [STATUS Press [∫]. e.g., While recording 2 programmes simultaneously If the following screen appears Select “Yes”, then press [OK].
  • Page 23: Direct Tv Recording

    Direct TV Recording Recording disc: [HDD] Recording mode: DR You can immediately start recording the watching programme on the TV without switching the channels on this unit. ≥You can also use this function with VIERA Link. ≥You can use the function by using the TV’s tuner when you connect the unit to a Q Link compatible TV (Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP).
  • Page 24: Timer Recording

    Timer recording Select the programme, then press   DRIVE SELECT TV Guide: Landscape PAGE WED 13/10/2010 WED 13th All Types All Channels 19:36 19:00-20:00 Time: PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH REW LIVE TV Select Channel Page Up OPTION(Advert) Info Page Down STOP PAUSE...
  • Page 25 To check the schedule of the series Press Press the “Blue” button after performing steps Series Information WED 13/10/2010 19:40 Timer Recording Remain 30:24 DR WED 13/10/2010 19:36 Channel Schedule Contents 13/10 WED 2/6 Comedy-drama series about 23:00 - 0:00 housemates who are actually awere...
  • Page 26: Various Functions With Freeview

    Timer recording Various functions with Recording recommended programme (Recommendation Freeview+ Booking) This unit has several functions that enable timer Recording disc: [HDD] recordings to be controlled by the signal sent from the Recording mode: DR broadcaster. After performing steps — on page 24 Guide Link If the following screen appears,...
  • Page 27: Timer Recording From Channel Information

    Timer recording from channel information While watching a programme Press [STATUS All DVB Channels 19:07 Select favourites 19:00 - 19:30 Set timer Dolby D Subtitles Multi Audio Display the channel information of a programme to record. ≥Switch the programme with [2, 1]. ≥Switch the channel with [3, 4].
  • Page 28: Manual Timer Recording

    Timer recording Manual timer recording Press [OK]. The timer programme is stored and the timer Timer recording of the programme icon (red) is displayed. Recording disc: [HDD] Timer icon (red) Recording mode: DR Timer recording from the external equipment Recording disc: [HDD] Timer Recording Remain 30:30 DR WED 13/10/2010 19:41...
  • Page 29: To Confirm And Edit A Timer Programme

    To confirm and edit a timer Displayed if the recording can fit in the remaining space programme > Daily or weekly timer programme is set. (up Press [PROG/CHECK]. (Date) to a maximum of one month from the present time) Icons It may not be possible to record because: ≥there is not enough space left.
  • Page 30: To Cancel Recording When Timer Recording Has Already Begun

    Timer recording To cancel recording when timer recording has already begun Press [INPUT SELECT] or [W X CH] to display the programme to stop recording on the TV screen while recording 2 programmes simultaneously. Press [∫]. e.g., Stop Recording Recording [ Timer recording of this programme in progress.
  • Page 31: Playing Back Video

    Playing BD-Video or DVD-Video Playi back video Enjoying BONUSVIEW or BD- Live [BD-V]   What is BONUSVIEW? DRIVE SELECT BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as PAGE picture-in-picture or secondary audio etc. What is BD-Live? In addition to the BONUSVIEW function, BD-Video PROG/CHECK INPUT allows you to enjoy more functions such as subtitles,...
  • Page 32 Playing BD-Video or DVD-Video Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet Some BD-Live content available on the Blu-ray Disc may require an Internet account to be created in order to access the BD-Live content. Follow the screen display or instruction manual of the disc for information on acquiring an account.
  • Page 33: Playing Recorded Video Contents

    Playing recorded video contents Select the title, then press   DRIVE SELECT ≥If the following screen appears PAGE Select the point to start playback. (Resume play function) Playback PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH Where do you want to start playback from ? REW LIVE TV STOP PAUSE...
  • Page 34: Using The Direct Navigator (Video)

    Playing recorded video contents Using the Screen icons DIRECT NAVIGATOR (VIDEO) Title of the current recording You can quickly find the recorded titles and easily Protected title play them. Title was not recorded due to recording Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. protection e.g., [HDD] Title cannot be played Genre Label...
  • Page 35 Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR Editing the grouped titles appearance [HDD] 1 Select the title or the group, then press the [HDD] 1 Press [OPTION]. “Yellow” button. 2 Select “Grouped Titles” or “All Titles”, A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. ≥Press the “Yellow”...
  • Page 36: Operation During Play

    Playing recorded video contents Operation during play Manual Skip ∫ Skip forward 1 minute Press [MANUAL SKIP +60s]. ≥ Depending on the media, some operations may not be possible. ∫ Skip backward 10 seconds ≥ Depending on the media, it may take time for the menu Press [MANUAL SKIP -10s].
  • Page 37 Frame-by-frame Showing status messages Press [STATUS ] twice. While paused, press [2] (2;) or [1] (;1). Each press shows the next frame. 18:53:50 01/01/2010  ≥Press and hold to change in succession forward or Remain HDD 45:53 DR  T1 ...
  • Page 38: Regarding Divx

    Regarding DivX Regarding DivX VOD content ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: ® DivX is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. [BD-R] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] § This is an official DivX Certified device that plays DivX video. Visit for more ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: information and software tools to convert your files This DivX Certified...
  • Page 39: Editing Video

    Deleting recorded video contents Editing video Select the title, then press (Yellow)   A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. DRIVE SELECT ≥Press the “Yellow” button again to cancel. PAGE Press Select “Delete”, then press PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH REW LIVE TV...
  • Page 40: Editing Recorded Video Contents

    Editing recorded video contents Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, recorded Setting protection content cannot be restored to its original state. Make [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] certain before proceeding. Protection setting prevents the title from accidental Editing titles deletion.
  • Page 41 Dividing title Changing thumbnail [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW]  Monster Change PLAY Monster Divide Preview Finish Continue 0:00.00 0:00.22 Start play and select the image of Change Divide a thumbnail. - -:- -.- - - -:- -.- - RETURN RETURN...
  • Page 42 Editing recorded video contents DR File Conversion ∫ “Now” conversion: Select “Start”, then press [OK]. [HDD] DR File Conversion is a function to convert the ≥To cancel a “Now” conversion recording mode of the title in DR mode. The size of Press and hold [BACK/RETURN ] for more the converted title will be small regularly.
  • Page 43: To Create/Playback/Edit The Chapter

    To create/playback/edit the To edit and playback chapters chapter Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] Select the title, then press [OPTION]. [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [-RW‹VR›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Only playback. Select “Chapter View”, then press [OK]. Regarding chapters Chapter View screen [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] You can divide a title into Play SOCCER...
  • Page 44: Copying Video

    Copying titles Copyin g video Set the recording mode 104).   1 Select “Copy Mode”, then press [1]. DRIVE SELECT 2 Set “Format” to “VIDEO”. PAGE 3 Set “Recording Mode”. 4 Press [2] to confirm. Register titles for copy. PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 45 Copying list icons and functions To cancel all registered copying settings and lists Copying list indicators After performing steps – 1 Select “Cancel All”, then press [OK]. Titles that cannot be copied in high 2 Select “Yes”, then press [OK]. speed mode to the inserted disc Title contains still picture(s) ≥Still picture(s) cannot be copied.
  • Page 46 Copying titles Editing the copying list Copyable media and copy speed ∫ HDD > Disc Select the item after step –3 Delete All (–: Impossible) 1 Press [OPTION]. Original Destination Delete 2 Select the operation, then press title’s Move Copy speed [OK].
  • Page 47 “Recording Format for DVD” set to “VR format” ( –Titles that contain many deleted segments. –Titles that have been copied to the HDD from an SD card or a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with HDD (SD Video) ( 61). –[+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Titles recorded in “EP” mode and “FR (recordings 5 hours or longer)”...
  • Page 48: Copying Title Playing

    “Subtitles” in the Disc menu. You can copy HD Video (AVCHD format) recorded on Press [OPTION]. HDD by a Panasonic video camera etc. to a disc. ∫ [HDD] > [BD-RE] [BD-R] (High Definition) Select “Copy Title Playing”, then press [OK].
  • Page 49: Copying A Finalised Disc

    Copying a finalised disc To stop copying Press [∫]. [DVD-V] > [HDD] You can also press and hold [BACK/RETURN ] for 3 seconds. While playing a disc, the content being played is ≥If stopped partway, copying will be up to that point. copied to the HDD according to the set time.
  • Page 50: Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures Still picture Select the still picture, then [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [SD] [USB] ∫ [HDD] press ≥Press [2, 1] to display the previous or next Press still picture. ∫ [BD-RE] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [SD] [USB] ≥...
  • Page 51: Start Slideshow

    ∫ Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR Still picture play option (PICTURE) appearance [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] Press [OPTION]. Still pictures copied from SD cards and USB memories are grouped by the shooting date on Select the item, then press [OK]. Pictures by Date screen. 1 Press [OPTION].
  • Page 52: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] ∫ Editing an album or date: Select the album or date, then press ∫ [HDD] [OPTION]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 51, Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR (PICTURE) appearance ∫ [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] Insert the disc or the SD card. ∫...
  • Page 53: Still Pictures Operation

    Still pictures operation Change the date of a folder [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] After performing steps 1–3 ( (Pictures by Date only) Copy to Album 1 Select “Change Date”, then press [OK]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] 2 Select the item and change the date. 1 Select “Copy to Album”...
  • Page 54: Copying Still Pictures

    Copying still pictures Copying automatically Copying using the copying list [SD] > [HDD] [HDD] ,-. [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] [SD] ,-. [BD-RE] [RAM] This unit saves information about imported still [USB] > [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] pictures. Therefore, if still pictures are imported from the same SD card, then only new still pictures will be copied.
  • Page 55 Select “Start Copying”, then press [OK]. ≥[HDD] > [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] [BD-RE] [RAM] > [HDD] [SD] You can select another album as the copying destination when copied with “By Picture ( Album )”. Album New album Select “Yes”, then press [OK] to start copying.
  • Page 56: Music

    Playing music/Copying music to HDD Music When copying to HDD [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] ≥Music CD: All tracks in the CD will be recorded. Press ≥[-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] (MP3): All tracks in the folder (Blue) will be recorded. e.g., Music CD (Cannot record track-by-track.) 0.09 4.30...
  • Page 57: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    1 Categorise by artist To find a folder (MP3 only) 2 Categorise by album 3 Tracks registered in “My Favourites” While the Track List is displayed 4 Tracks registered in “Playlists” Press [OPTION]. 5 Tracks most often played recently (up to 2 Select “Select Folder”, then press [OK].
  • Page 58: Operations During Music Play

    Playing music/Copying music to HDD Operations during music play Displaying Still Pictures (Slideshow) Pictures stored on the “Album” of the HDD can be [HDD] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] played back as slideshow during playback of the Stop Press [∫]. music. Pause Press [;].
  • Page 59: Editing Music/Playlist

    Editing music/playlist Editing music Deleting ≥While displaying the “Track List” screen [HDD] 1 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Select “Music” in “Playback Contents”, then press [OK]. Editing the name DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music Menu MUSIC Select “Edit Album Name”, “Edit Track...
  • Page 60: With Other Equipment

    It is possible to copy the HD video (AVCHD format) ≥It may take time for the copying to start. recorded on the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. to the HDD or disc. To stop copying AVCHD (Disc) > [HDD] Press and hold [BACK/RETURN ] for 3 seconds.
  • Page 61: Copying Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    ] for 3 seconds. ≥ You cannot playback SD Video on an SD card or in the HDD of the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with this unit. You must copy the files to the HDD or a DVD-RAM. ≥ You cannot playback or record while copying SD Video.
  • Page 62: Recording From External Equipment

    Recording from external equipment Recording from video Manual recording equipment Recording disc: [HDD] Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP ≥Turn off the unit and other video equipment before connecting. While stopped Press [INPUT SELECT] to select the input e.g., Connecting to the AV3 or DV input terminals on channel.
  • Page 63 DV Automatic Recording Flexible Recording via AV input Recording disc: [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] Recording disc: [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+RW] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+RW] Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP Recording mode: FR 1 Turn off this unit and DV equipment. While stopped Press [INPUT SELECT] to select the input 2 Connect the DV equipment (...
  • Page 64: Recording Broadcasts From Set Top Box

    Recording from external equipment Recording broadcasts from Set Linked timer recording (SKY Top Box Digital STB, etc.)–EXT LINK Recording disc: [HDD] Recording disc: [HDD] Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP ≥Connect the Set Top Box ( ≥Connect the equipment with AV2 input terminal While stopped ≥Set “AV2 Input”...
  • Page 65: Convenient Functions

    [OK]. discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the Select the item, then press [OK]. content or the continuity of the services.
  • Page 66: Dlna Feature

    ≥Refer to their operating instructions. Select the item to playback (folder), then press [OK] DLNA compatible equipment To use the Control Panel (Only Panasonic DLNA compatible equipment) LAN cable The Control Panel is displayed once the playback starts.
  • Page 67 4 Select “Network”, then press [OK]. registered. 5 Select “Network Settings”, then press [OK]. ≥Even if it is Panasonic 6 Select “Home Network ( DLNA ) Settings”, then equipment, you may not be able press [OK].
  • Page 68: Linked Operations With The Tv (Viera Link "Hdavi Control Tm "/Q Link)

    VIERA Link. Q Link is a convenient function that offers linked While playing music operations of this unit and a Panasonic TV. You Press [OPTION]. can use this function by connecting the 2 Select “TV Power Off”, then press [OK].
  • Page 69 §1 [VIERA]Link] “HDAVI Control 5” is the newest standard (current as of December, 2009) for Panasonic’s HDAVI Control You can operate this unit using buttons on the TV compatible equipment. This standard is compatible with remote control. Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI equipment.
  • Page 70: Playback Menu

    Playback menu Subtitle Language Common procedures Select the subtitle language in the case of multiple languages. Press [DISPLAY]. Subtitle Style e.g., Select the subtitle style recorded on the disc. Angle § Disc Soundtrack Digital 2/0 ch Play Change the number to select an angle. Subtitles —...
  • Page 71 Picture menu—Change the picture Sound menu—Change the sound quality effect Mode Sound Effects Select the picture quality mode during play. ≥Re-master 1 Normal Default setting ≥Re-master 2 (Discs recorded at 48 kHz or less) Soft Soft picture with fewer video artifacts Sound becomes more natural by adding higher Fine Details are sharper...
  • Page 72: Disc And Card Management

    Disc and card management [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] Delete all titles [+RW] [-RW‹VR›] [SD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] While stopped After performing steps 1–3 ( left) Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 1 Select “Delete all titles”, then press [OK]. Select “Others”, then press [OK].
  • Page 73 1 Select “Auto-Play Select”, then press ≥ [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] If you finalise discs recorded on Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the [OK]. background selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed. 2 Select “Top Menu” or “Title 1”, then press ≥...
  • Page 74: Entering Text

    Entering text Preparation To end partway ≥Show the Enter Title Name screen. Press [BACK/RETURN Text is not added. Select a character, then press [OK]. For your reference Name field: shows the text you have The name of the DVD-Video that will be displayed in entered the Top Menu after finalising is previewed.
  • Page 75: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings You can change the unit’s settings using the Setup Tuning menu. ≥The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit ∫ Favourites Edit to standby. You can create Favourites of channels for making Common procedures viewing and recording easier.
  • Page 76 Changing the unit’s settings ∫ Manual Tuning How to access each item. You can set each channel manually when the Auto Setup could not complete successfully. Others Setup Tuning DVB Manual Tuning Frequency Signal Quality Signal Strength Channel Name Type ∫...
  • Page 77 ∫ Signal Condition ∫ Preferred Multi Audio You can check the quality and strength of signals. Multi Audio Press [W X CH] to select the channel. Choose the audio language for broadcast. If the selected language is not available, then the DVB Signal Condition Channel Name original language will be selected.
  • Page 78: Hdd / Disc

    Play Video ( AVCHD ) on BD-RE / BD-R Set when you are playing a disc that has High Definition video (AVCHD) recorded by the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. and High Definition quality title that was recorded on this unit.
  • Page 79 ∫ Settings for Recording Recording Format for DVD You can copy titles to DVD in high speed mode, if Recording time in EP mode you set to “Video format” when recording a Select the maximum number of hours for programme. recording in EP mode ( 112, Recording modes ≥This setting is valid for the following cases:...
  • Page 80: Picture

    Changing the unit’s settings Sound How to access each item. ∫ Dynamic Range Compression [BD-V] [DVD-V] Others Setup Picture or Sound Change the dynamic range for late night viewing. ∫ Downmix Picture Select the downmix system of multi-channel to 2- channels sound.
  • Page 81 ∫ Digital Audio Output ∫ Audio Type for XP Recording Choose the audio type when recording or copying PCM Down Conversion with XP mode. Select how to output audio with a sampling ≥The picture quality of LPCM recordings may be frequency of 96 kHz.
  • Page 82: Display

    Changing the unit’s settings Connection How to access each item. Depending on the connected equipment, some items may be shaded in grey on the display and cannot be Others Setup Display or Connection selected, or you may not be able to change the settings.
  • Page 83 ∫ HDMI Connection HDCP on HDMI Output If you connect a DVI device that is not compatible HDMI Video Mode with HDCP, set to “Off”. In this case, some Select “On” when video is output from HDMI AV programmes, BD-Video or DVD-Video cannot be OUT terminal.
  • Page 84: Network

    Changing the unit’s settings Others How to access each item. ∫ Standby Settings Others Setup Network or Others Power Save in Standby It will go into the Power Save in Standby mode. Network On Timer Power Save in Standby mode is activated when the set time comes.
  • Page 85 ∫ Remote Control ∫ Clock Change the remote control code on the main unit and If the time is not set correctly, use the settings the remote control if you place other Panasonic listed in the method below. products close together. Clock ≥Use “BD 1”, the factory set code, under normal...
  • Page 86 Changing the unit’s settings ∫ Initialize How to access each item. Shipping Condition Others Setup Others All the settings except for basic settings return to the factory preset. The timer recording programmes are also cancelled. Default Settings ∫ Owner ID All the settings other than the tuning settings, In order to prevent another person from using this unit clock settings, disc language settings, Parental...
  • Page 87: Software (Firmware) Update

    ≥ You can also download the latest software (firmware) from the following website and burn it to a CD-R to update the software (firmware). ≥ If you do not want to perform the software (firmware) update, set the “Software Update in Standby” to “Off”.
  • Page 88: Other Settings

    When black bars are shown at the top, bottom, left, and right sides of the screen, you can enlarge the Manufacturer and Code No. image to fill the screen. Brand Code Brand Code Press [OPTION]. Panasonic 01/02/03/04 NOBLEX AIWA Select “Aspect”, then press [OK]. NOKIA 25/26/27/60/61 AKAI 27/30...
  • Page 89: Other Connections

    Other Connections Amplifier connections Other TV connections HDMI AV OUT terminal ≥Connect to terminals of the same colour. TV’s rear panel TV’s rear panel VIDEO HDMI IN AUDIO IN HDMI cable Audio/Video cable Amplifier’s HDMI HDMI rear panel AV OUT VIDEO AUDIO HDMI cable...
  • Page 90: Troubleshooting

    Messages on the unit’s display Troubl eshooti The following messages or service numbers appear PLEASE WAIT on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. Displayed when the unit is started and turned off. There was a power failure or the AC plug was disconnected while the unit was on.
  • Page 91 or F (“∑” stands for a number.) (When a disc is not inserted) Displays when a malfunction has occurred. This is displayed when There is something unusual. (The service number the unit is in the recovery process to return to displayed after H and F depends on the unit’s normal operation.
  • Page 92: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following Displays checks. If the problem still persists, consult your dealer for instructions. The display is dim. Updating to the latest software (firmware) may solve the problem. ( Change “Unit’s Display”. ( The followings do not indicate a problem with “0:00”...
  • Page 93: Tv Screen And Video

    TV screen and video There is a lot of image lag when playing video. Screen size is wrong. Set “HD optimizer” in the Picture menu to “Off”. Check the “TV Aspect” or “Aspect for 4:3 Video”. 82), Adjust the aspect ratio setting on TV. Refer to your The images from this unit do not appear on TV’s operating instructions.
  • Page 94: Operation

    Troubleshooting guide Operation Recording, timer recording and copying The remote control doesn’t work. The remote control and main unit are using Cannot record. different codes. Change the code on the remote Cannot copy. control. Some broadcasts are copyright protected. You can not record to the disc by pressing the 1 Press and hold [OK] and the [¥...
  • Page 95: Play

    An unusually loud sound is coming from the Cannot playback BD-Live rotating disc. Playback of BD-Live requires the internet access If you want copy to perform more quietly, select and SD card. “Normal ( Silent )” in “BD/DVD Speed for High Speed Copy”.
  • Page 96: Edit

    Troubleshooting guide Edit The available recording time doesn’t The contents of the USB memory cannot be increase even after deleting titles on the read. disc. Remove the USB memory from the USB port and Available space on BD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, +R, then insert again.
  • Page 97: Broadcast

    Broadcast Network Picture regularly breaks up on some You cannot access this unit from DLNA channels. compatible equipment on the network. Adjust the aerial reception with “Manual Tuning”. Check the network connection and the network settings. ( 10, 13, 66, 84) It may not be possible to connect depending on the types of the equipment or the status of the Picture very infrequently breaks up on some...
  • Page 98: Reference

    ∫ Indemnity concerning recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 99 ( 73). DVD-R DivX , MP3, JPEG §1 ® DVD-R DL §1 [-R] [-R]DL] High Definition video recorded by Panasonic’s video [BD-R] camera, etc. [BD-RE] [RAM] BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-R §1 [-R] DVD-R DL , DVD-RW §1 §1...
  • Page 100 HDD and media information ∫ Region management information Notes for the disc BD-Video ∫ Play on other players This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the region code “B”. [BD-RE] [BD-R] It can be played on the players compatible with BD- Example: RE (Ver.
  • Page 101 ≥ This unit supports connecting a USB memory, digital ≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent camera and video camera produced by Panasonic, etc. It swallowing. is not warranted that all USB devices will meet this unit.
  • Page 102: Unit Care

    Germany, please Especially during operation, do not subject the unit to consult your Panasonic dealer for advice. any vibration, shock, or remove the AC mains lead from the household mains socket. In the event of a...
  • Page 103: Media Handling

    Media handling ∫ How to hold a disc or SD card Do not touch the recorded surface or the terminal surface. DO NOT ∫ If there is dirt or condensation on the disc Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry. DO NOT ∫...
  • Page 104: Recording Modes And Recording Contents

    Recording modes and recording contents Recording Quality Multiple audio Subtitles Surround audio mode Same as broadcasted Record all multiple Can be recorded Surround audio as the audio broadcast HG, HX, HE, HD quality produced Record only one Surround audio Can be recorded §2, 4 HL, HM by conversion of...
  • Page 105: Operations That Can Be Performed

    Operations that can be performed simultaneously Operations that can be performed while recording or copying a title (≤: Possible, –: Impossible) Playback of Playback of Playback of Playback of music discs still pictures recorded on While recording to HDD in DR mode –...
  • Page 106: Audio Information

    Audio information The digital audio output might be different depending on the terminal connected to the amplifier/receiver and the setting of this unit. ( 81, Digital Audio Output) ≥The number of channels listed is the maximum possible number of output channels. ∫...
  • Page 107: Structure Of Folders Displayed By This Unit

    Structure of folders displayed by this unit You can play DivX, MP3 and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by making folders as shown below. However depending on the method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you numbered the folders.
  • Page 108: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without ∫ Audio notice. Recording system: Dolby Digital (XP, SP, LP, EP mode: 2ch), ∫ General Linear PCM (XP mode), Dimensions (WkHkD): Dolby Digital [BW880] (DR, HG, HX, HE, HL, HM mode: Max 5.1ch), 430 mmk66 mmk238 mm Dolby Digital Plus (DR mode: Max 5.1ch), (excluding the projecting parts)
  • Page 109 ∫ Playable discs ∫ Copying speed from HDD to BD-R in High BD-RE (SL/DL): BD-RE Ver. 2.1 conforming, Speed Copy JPEG Approx. BD-R (SL/DL): 6X Speed BD-R BD-R LTH TYPE Ver. 1.3 conforming, BD-R Ver. 1.3 conforming (DL, 50 GB/SL, 25 GB) BD-Video Recording Recorded...
  • Page 110 Specifications ∫ SD Card ∫ Optical pick-up Slot: SD Memory Card slot: 1 pc System with 2 lens, 3 integration units Compatible media: SD Memory Card (405 nm wavelength for BDs, Format: FAT12 , FAT16 §1 §1 661 nm wavelength for DVDs, (In case of SD Memory Card) 783 nm wavelength for CDs) FAT32...
  • Page 111 About JPEG/MP3/DivX/ ∫ HD (High Definition)-Video Playable media SD Card, USB device § MPEG2/AVCHD files Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 File Format AVCHD format conforming ∫ DivX Video Recording conversion and transfer is § Playable media BD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, possible from USB device to HDD, BD-RE (SL/ CD-R, CD-RW, USB device §...
  • Page 112 Specifications Recording modes and approximate recording times Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may become shorter than indicated. Recording [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] Mode [-RW‹V›] [+R]DL] Single Dual Single- Double- [BW880] [BW780] (8.5 GB) [+R] (500 GB) (250 GB) Layer...
  • Page 113: Licenses

    Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the Corporation, United States and other countries. (2) the software owned by third party and licensed to Panasonic Corporation, (3) the software licensed under the GNU General Public License, Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942;...
  • Page 114 MediaVOCS, the Gracenote logo and logotype, and the "Powered by Gracenote" logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic of Gracenote in the United States and/or other countries. Corporation and Sony Corporation.
  • Page 115: Safety Precautions

    Placement device may require permission from the owner of the copyright or other such rights in that content. Panasonic has Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, no authority to and does not grant you that permission and high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration.
  • Page 116: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD Dolby Digital AVCHD is a new format (standard) for High Definition This is a method of coding digital signals developed video cameras that can be used to record and play by Dolby Laboratories. Apart from stereo (2-channel) high-resolution HD images. audio, these signals can also be multi-channel audio.
  • Page 117 Finalise JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A process that makes play of a recorded CD-R, CD- This is a system used for compressing/decoding RW, DVD-R, etc. possible on equipment that can play colour still pictures. If you select JPEG as the storage such media.
  • Page 118 Glossary Pan&Scan/Letterbox Thumbnail In general, BD-Video and DVD-Video are produced This refers to a miniature representation of a picture with the intention that they be viewed on a used to display multiple pictures in the form of a list. widescreen TV (16:9 aspect ratio), so images often don’t fit regular (4:3 aspect ratio) TVs.
  • Page 119: Index

    Index DivX ........111 Play .
  • Page 120 Index JPEG file PAUSE LIVE TV ....... 50, 111 ......20 .
  • Page 121 Screen Timer recording ......24 Channel list ....... . . 17 Auto Renewal Recording .
  • Page 122 VQT2J65...
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