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  • Page 1 DVD/VCR User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again. DRC6200N...
  • Page 2: Important Information

    Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S. customers: You RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed. Product Information Keep your sales receipt to obtain warranty parts and service and for proof of purchase.
  • Page 4 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trade Name: Model: DRC6200N Equipment Classification: TV Interface Device Responsible Party: Thomson Inc.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ... 5 Protect Against Power Surges ... 5 Protect Components from Overheating ... 5 Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio Interference ... 5 Connection Pictures ... 5 Compatible Discs ... 6 Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your DVD/VCR ...
  • Page 6 Table of Contents Picture Scan ... 17 Freeze Frame and Frame Advance ... 17 Slow Motion (in Freeze Frame Mode) ... 18 Playback Options ... 18 Chapter Advance ... 18 Zoom ... 18 Using the On-Screen Info Display ... 19 DVD Disc Info Display ...
  • Page 7 Clock Set ... 30 Timer Recordings ... 31 Channel Set ... 31 Functions ... 32 Index Search ... 33 Go-To Search ... 34 Set Auto Repeat ... 34 Language Select ... 34 Chapter 5: DVD Menu System The DVD Player Menu System ... 35 Language Menu ...
  • Page 8 Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ... 52 Component Video (Y, Pb, Pr) Jacks and Cables ... 52 S-Video Jacks and Cables ... 52 Audio/Video Jacks and Cables (RCA-type) ... 52 Limited Warranty ... 53 How to find your TV’s Video Input Channel ... 55 Video Input Channel Variations ...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Connections And Setup

    Things to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges • Connect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the wall outlet. • Turn off the TV and/or components before you connect or disconnect any cables. •...
  • Page 10: Compatible Discs

    Connections and Setup DVD+Rewritable Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your DVD/VCR The pictures below show the cables needed for the connections represented in this book. Note: Audio/Video cables (A/V cables for short) are usually sold as a bundled set, but the connection pictures in this book show each cable separately for better visibility.
  • Page 11: Dvd/Vcr + Tv

    TV (BACK PANEL) S-VIDEO IN DVD/VCR PLAYER Note: For a more detailed explanation of the jacks on the back of the DVD/VCR, go to page 49. DVD/VCR + TV 1. Connect a coaxial cable to the Cable/Antenna jack on your TV (sometimes labeled ANT IN) and to the RF OUT jack on your DVD/VCR.
  • Page 12: Dvd/Vcr + Tv + Audio Receiver

    Connections and Setup DVD/VCR + TV + Audio Receiver Both Dolby Digital® and DTS® are audio formats used to record 5.1-channel audio signals onto the digital track of film (while the film is being made). Both of these formats provide up to six separate channels: left, right, center, left rear, right rear, and common subwoofer.
  • Page 13: Install Batteries In The Remote

    Install Batteries in the Remote 1. Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote. 2. Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and –) on the batteries with the diagram on the remote. 3. Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote. Important Battery Information •...
  • Page 14: Using The Remote Control To Choose On-Screen Menu Items

    Connections and Setup Using the Remote Control to Choose On-screen Menu Items Press the MENU button to bring up the Main Menu. Selecting a menu item can take you to another menu, activate a choice, or activate a data entry field (such as the hour field in the CLOCK SET menu). SETUP CLOCK SET TIMER RECORDINGS...
  • Page 15: Cable Box Setup

    A screen appears asking what kind of signal you have connected (Cable, Antenna, or Detect Automatically). Press the down arrow button to choose the signal type, and press OK (auto channel search starts). This may take several seconds. When finished, your available channels appear. To add or delete any channels, see page 31. CABLE BOX SETUP On what channel does the VCR receive signals...
  • Page 16: Next Steps

    Connections and Setup Next Steps This chapter is dedicated to connecting your DVD/VCR. Before you start playing discs, you might want to get familiar with the remote control — Chapter 2 has details. If you want to skip straight to playing discs, go to Chapter 3 (page 16). It explains playback features of DVDs, Audio CDs, Video CDs, discs that contain MP3 files.
  • Page 17: Button Descriptions For Dvd And Vcr Modes

    Proscan TVs. However, this section only describes the buttons on the remote that you will use with your DVD/VCR. For descriptions of remote control buttons to be used with your TV (RCA, GE, and Proscan only), go to the next page.
  • Page 18: Button Description For Tv Function Buttons

    Button description for TV function buttons This remote operates most TVs that carry the RCA, GE, or Proscan brand. The following list (in alphabetical order) provides basic information about how these buttons will operate when in TV mode.
  • Page 19: Using The Input Button

    MUTE Lowers the volume to minimum level. Press again to restore volume. ON•OFF Turns off a compatible RCA, GE, or Proscan TV. TV Turns on a compatible RCA, GE, or Proscan TV and puts the remote in TV mode. VOL +/- buttons Decreases and increases volume level.
  • Page 20: Chapter 3: Playing Discs

    Chapter 3: Playing Discs DVD+Rewritable This DVD player is capable of playing the following types of discs: DVDs, audio CDs, Video CDs, CDs with mp3 files, WMA files (Windows Media Audio), and CDs with JPEG files on them. Before you put a disc in the player, make sure it is compatible.
  • Page 21: To Load And Play A Dvd Disc

    This is an example of a one-sided disc. This is an example of a two-sided disc – the title is usually in the center of the disc. Search Options To search a disc, you can use the FORWARD button or the REVERSE button. You can also utilize the following search features: Picture Scan When you’re playing a disc, each time you press FORWARD or REVERSE, your DVD/VCR scans the disc...
  • Page 22: Slow Motion (In Freeze Frame Mode)

    Playing Discs Slow Motion (in Freeze Frame Mode) While a disc is playing, press PAUSE. Press REVERSE or FORWARD (each time you press REVERSE or FORWARD the slow motion will get even slower until you reach the slowest speed). To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
  • Page 23: Using The On-Screen Info Display

    Using the On-Screen Info Display The Info Display appears when you press the INFO button on the remote while you’re playing a disc. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight different icons. Once an icon is highlighted, follow the on-screen instructions, and use the left and right buttons on the remote to scroll through the options.
  • Page 24: How To Navigate The Info Display

    Playing Discs button Hour Seconds Minutes Shortcut While you’re playing a disc, you can use the CH +/- buttons to go to the next chapter/ previous chapter. How to Navigate the Info Display To access the Info Display, press the INFO button on the remote while you’re playing a disc.
  • Page 25: Subtitles Icon (Dvd Info Display)

    Shortcut Press the AUDIO button, while the disc is playing. Chapter 3 Subtitles Icon (DVD Info Display) By default, subtitles are off. To turn subtitles on: Highlight the Subtitle icon, and press the left or right arrow buttons to scroll through the available subtitle languages (the subtitle language options appear in the box at the bottom of the Info Display), then press OK.
  • Page 26: Play Mode

    Playing Discs Play Mode Options Repeat: DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs and mp3s. Random Play: Audio CDs and mp3s (tracks play in random order). Program Play: DVDs, Audio CDs and VCDs (create your own playlist by defining the order of the tracks —...
  • Page 27: Random (Audio Cd And Mp3)

    Random (Audio CD and mp3) 1. While a disc is playing, press PLAY MODE repeatedly until RANDOM appears (the tracks start playing in random order). To switch back to Standard Playback, press PLAY MODE repeatedly until OFF appears. Note: The player defaults to Standard Playback whenever you put a new CD into the DVD player. PROGRAM PROGRAM TRACK...
  • Page 28: Pbc - Playback Control (Video Cd Info Display)

    Playing Discs Playing mp3 and WMA music files and displaying JPEG files mp3 is an audio file format which compresses recorded music. It was developed by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in collaboration with Thomson Inc. The main advantage of the mp3 format is that it means CD-quality music tracks can be stored on a personal computer in user-friendly, compressed files.
  • Page 29: Playing Discs

    • mp3 or WMA file: the player begins by playing the selected file, then all the files and subfolders contained in the same folder. The player then plays the contents of the folders at the same level as the folder containing the file selected at the start. Note: While listening you can use the and press the MENU button to display the disc’s contents.
  • Page 30: Chapter 4: Vcr Features

    Chapter 4: VCR Features VCR Basics Once your initial settings are complete, you can begin using your DVD/VCR. In order to begin, you must first understand some basic concepts. Playing a tape 1. Tune the TV to your DVD/VCR viewing channel (03, 04, or the Video Input Channel). 2.
  • Page 31: Recording Features

    Recording Features Your DVD/VCR provides many ways to record programming. Basic recording is explained in detail on page 26. The following recording techniques are also available. • Recording – lets you press one button to record a program. • Express Recording (XPR) – allows recording to start while a program is being watched. This feature automatically stops recording after a designated period of time.
  • Page 32: Vcr Features

    VCR Features TIMER RECORDINGS Make a New Program Review/Cancel Programs How often do you want to record program? One Time Move: Select: ENTER Daily (Sun-Sat) End: SETUP Weekdays (Mon-Fri) Weekly (Once a Week) PROGRAM 1 has been saved. Move: For program recording, Select: insert a cassette.
  • Page 33: Time Counter

    Time Counter The time counter shows the actual time used when recording or playing a tape. The time counter helps locate the beginning or end of recorded events. It resets to 0:00:00 whenever a tape is ejected from the DVD/VCR. For example, if you record a 30–minute program at the beginning of a tape, rewind it, and then want to go to the end of the first program to start another recording: Hours...
  • Page 34: Pro-Tect Plus Locking Feature

    VCR Features No displays will appear (useful for dubbing) ™ Pro-Tect Plus Locking Feature To disable DVD/VCR usage or to protect set timer recordings, the unit can be locked so that the buttons on the front of the unit or remote control don’t work. •...
  • Page 35: Timer Recordings

    Auto DST (Daylight Savings Time) Adjust this setting to allow for daylight savings time (DST). If you choose OK, the VCR sets the clock using any DST information broadcast in the channel’s signal. Timer Recordings The Timer Recordings feature programs the VCR to record automatically. This feature is explained in detail on page 27.
  • Page 36: Functions

    VCR Features Signal Type This feature is useful if your cable signal goes out; it allows you to switch to a regular antenna for alternate television reception. Press the OK button to toggle between Cable or Antenna until the correct signal type is shown. CABLE BOX SETUP On what channel does the VCR receive signals...
  • Page 37: Index Search

    Index Search The VCR has a VHS Index Search System that automatically records index marks on the tape every time you start a recording. During playback you can locate the program you want to play by the number of index marks or by scanning. The VCR will search forward or reverse from the location you are at on the tape.
  • Page 38: Go-To Search

    VCR Features Go-To Search The Go-To Search feature enables the VCR to quickly locate a counter reading anywhere on the tape. When the VCR locates the counter reading, it will begin playback. GO-TO SEARCH Current tape counter is 2 : 17 : 18 Press REW or FF to go to - : - - : 00 End:...
  • Page 39: Chapter 5: Dvd Menu System

    The DVD Player Menu System The DVD player menu system is not the same as the disc menu or the Info Display. The DVD player menu comes up when there is no disc playing. If you are playing a disc, press STOP on the remote control to stop playback and bring up the DVD player menu.
  • Page 40: Video Menu

    DVD Menu System LANGUAGE VIDEO AUDIO TV ASPECT 4:3 LB 4:3 LB VIDEO OUT COMPONENT SCAN MODE INTERLACED MOVE : SELECT: OK EXIT: MENU Video Menu OTHERS The VIDEO menu contains the settings that affect how a disc’s content looks on your TV. TV Aspect TV ASPECT adjusts the way a movie appears on your TV.
  • Page 41: Video Out

    Video Out This setting allows you to change the video output mode between component video and S-Video. 1. From the VIDEO menu, press the down arrow button to highlight VIDEO OUT, then press OK to toggle the available options. Note: If VIDEO OUT is set to S-Video, SCAN MODE is not available. Scan Mode You can change how the video signal is output to your TV as either progressive scan or interlaced.
  • Page 42: Dynamic Range

    DVD Menu System Dynamic Range The Dynamic Range feature compresses the dynamic range (quietest sound to loudest sound) of a disc’s soundtrack to even out the range of volume. 1. From the AUDIO menu, press the down arrow button until DYNAMIC RANGE is highlighted, then press OK to toggle the available options.
  • Page 43: Parental

    Parental The Parental feature lets you determine what types of discs can be played in the player, and what types of discs will require a password to override the rating limit that you’ve set. In the U.S., the ratings feature is based on the ratings set up by the MPAA (Motion Pictures Association of America) such as R, PG, G, etc.
  • Page 44: Resetting Your Password

    DVD Menu System Resetting Your Password If you forget your password, you can reset it using the following steps. 1. From the OTHERS menu, press the down arrow button until the current PARENTAL setting is highlighted, then press OK (INPUT PASSWORD appears). 2.
  • Page 45: Chapter 6: Additional Information

    Note: If you prefer, we can provide you with the name of an Authorized Service Representative who will visit your home for a fee to install your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation. For details about this service, call 1-888-206-3359. For additional assistance while using your RCA product, please visit customersupport.
  • Page 46: Additional Information

    • You might be in the wrong mode. To operate the DVD functions of your DVD/VCR, press DVD on the remote before you press any other buttons. To operate the VCR, press the VCR button first. If you’re operating the TV, press the TV button first, etc. (This remote operates most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs).
  • Page 47 The invalid icon appears on screen The feature or action cannot be completed at this time for one of the following reasons: • The disc’s software restricts it. • The disc’s software doesn’t support that feature (e.g., angles). • The feature is not available at the moment. •...
  • Page 48 Additional Information Picture is too tall and thin • Change the aspect ratio: go to the main menu, select VIDEO, select TV ASPECT, then choose the correct setting. Go to page 36 for more information. Picture is too short and wide •...
  • Page 49 The incorrect time or date is shown • Check AUTO DST (Daylight-Saving settings) in the CLOCK SET menu. • Make sure the DVD/VCR player or cable box is tuned to the time data channel (check with your cable service provider for information about time data). The time did not adjust for Daylight-Saving Time •...
  • Page 50: Playback Problems

    Additional Information Playback Problems Snowy or no picture during playback • Press the remote control’s TV/VCR button to activate VCR mode. VCR appears in the front panel display when active. • Check the TV channel selected (3 or 4) to make sure it matches the VCR channel output setting. •...
  • Page 51 Tape with safety tab removed doesn’t start playing • Make sure the AUTO PLAY ON/OFF feature is set to ON. Time counter disappears during searching • This is normal. There is no stereo sound during playback • You must connect the DVD/VCR to the TV using A/V cables (not provided) to hear true stereo sound during playback.
  • Page 52: Handling Cautions

    Additional Information Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this player, be sure to turn all components off. • Don’t move the player while a disc is being played. The disc may get scratched or broken, and the player’s internal parts may be damaged. •...
  • Page 53: Back Of The Dvd/Vcr

    COAXIAL - connect digital cable to this jack and to the Digital Audio Coaxial Input jack on your receiver. The cable is not a black coaxial cable, but an RCA-type cable. AUDIO OUT— Use these jacks to connect your DVD/VCR to an audio/video receiver.
  • Page 54: Front Of The Dvd/Vcr

    TV. VCR IN (AUDIO/VIDEO) – If you are using color-coded red, yellow and white RCA cables, connect these jacks to a video input component, such as a video game system or camcorder.
  • Page 55: Front Panel Display

    Front Panel Display 1. P-S — Progressive scan mode is selected. 2. Tape icon — A tape is loaded. If flashing, you need to insert a tape. 3. VCR — The VCR mode is selected. 4. AM — Time is AM (PM is not displayed). 5.
  • Page 56: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    DVD/VCR — you can purchase cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, details are on page 56 or order online at, or go to your local electronics store). There are several ways to connect your DVD/VCR to your TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV.
  • Page 57: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty What your warranty covers: • Defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: • 90 days from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts and labor. • 91 days to 1 year from date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
  • Page 58 • Shipping damage if the unit was not packed and shipped in the manner prescribed by 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.
  • Page 59: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    How to find your TV’s Video Input Channel In order to see what’s playing on your DVD/VCR, you need to tune the TV to the Video Input Channel that corresponds to the jacks you used to hook up the unit to the TV. The Video Input Channel(s) varies for different brands and different models of TVs.
  • Page 60: Accessory Information

    VHS VCRs to duplicate tapes. Can also be used to connect a VCR to your TV. Cable is color-coded and shielded. Has RCA-type phono plugs on each end. VH83 (6-ft) $5.95 S-Video Cable: has multi-pin connectors on each end for connecting S-Video components to your TV.
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  • Page 64 Visit the RCA website 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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