DVD/VCR User's Guide DRC6300N Changing Entertainment. Again.
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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 ...
Table of Contents Search Options ... 18 Picture Scan ... 18 Freeze Frame and Frame Advance ... 18 Slow Motion (in Freeze Frame Mode) ... 19 Playback Options ... 19 Chapter Advance ... 19 Zoom ... 19 Play Modes ... 19 Using the On-Screen Info Display ...
Program Menu ... 32 Tuning Menu ... 33 To add or delete channels from the VCR channel list: ... 33 Setup Menu ... 33 Function OSD ... 33 Audio Mode ... 33 Broadcast Type ... 34 Audio Output ... 34 VCR Output Channel ...
Table of Contents Chapter 6: Additional Information Troubleshooting ... 44 Handling Cautions ... 51 Maintenance of Cabinet ... 51 Formation of Condensation ... 51 Handling Discs ... 51 Cleaning Discs ... 51 Back of the DVD/VCR ... 52 Front of the DVD/VCR ... 53 Front Panel Display ...
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. •...
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.
CABLE OR OFF-AIR SIGNAL DVD/VCR + TV 1. Connect a coaxial cable to the Cable/Antenna jack on your TV (sometimes labeled ANT IN) and to the TV jack on your DVD/VCR player. 2. Connect the coaxial cable from your cable outlet, cable box, or antenna to the ANT IN jack on your DVD/VCR.
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.
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 •...
Connections and Setup Using the Remote Control to Choose On-screen Menu Items Press the MENU button to bring up the Main Menu. To select an on-screen item, use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote control. 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 menu).
MONTH : JANUARY 1 WED YEAR : 2003 TIME : 12 : 00 AM AUTO CLOCK SET : DAYLIGHT SAVING: AUTO TIME ZONE: AUTO SELECT ADJUST TO EXIT PRESS Note: If Auto Clock Set receives the wrong time or date information, you may need to set the clock manually.
Connections and Setup MONTH : JULY 5 SAT YEAR : 2003 TIME 2 : 15 AM AUTO CLOCK SET : DAYLIGHT SAVING: TIME ZONE: EASTERN SELECT ADJUST TO EXIT PRESS Manual Clock Set 1. Press MENU to display the VCR Main Menu. 2.
Connections and Setup Next Steps This chapter is dedicated to connecting your DVD/VCR player. 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 17). It explains playback features of DVDs, Audio CDs, Video CDs, discs that contain MP3 files.
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.
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.
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 +/- Increases and decreases volume level.
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. You can’t play the following types of discs: Laserdiscs, CD-I, CD-ROM (computer-only discs), DVD-ROM, discs...
Playing Discs 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...
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.
Playing Discs Using the On-Screen Info Display The Info Display appears across the left of the screen 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.
button 0:20:09 Seconds Minutes Hour 1 / 3 1 / 12 Shortcut While you’re playing a disc, you can use the CH +/- buttons to go to the next chapter/ previous chapter. Chapter 3 How to Navigate the Info Display To access the Info Display, press the INFO button on the remote while you’re playing a disc.
Playing Discs 1 ENG 3/2.1 CH Shortcut Press the AUDIO button, while the disc is playing (the Info Display appears with the Audio Language icon already highlighted). STEREO 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...
1 / 3 MUSIC 0:00:00 1 / 104 List List Program 1-Music1 1-Music1 1-Music1 2-Music2 2-Music2 2-Music2 3-Music3 3-Music3 3-Music3 4-Music4 4-Music4 4-Music4 5-Music5 5-Music5 5-Music5 6-Music6 6-Music6 6-Music6 Clear All 7-Music7 7-Music7 INFO Info PLAYMODE Edit Chapter 3 Changing the Camera Angle (DVD Info Display) Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence.
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.
7. When the player has played all the files the music or slideshow stops and the disc’s contents appear. 8. Press STOP to end playback. Playing JPEG and mp3 music files at the same time You can display JPEG files while listening to mp3 or WMA music files recorded on the same disc. 1.
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.
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. • Instant Timer Recording (ITR) – allows recording to start while a program is being watched. This feature automatically stops recording after a designated period of time.
VCR Features Timer Recording You can set up to 8 different TV programs to be recorded. Before a Timer Recording will work, the VCR needs to be set up correctly. • DVD/VCR’s clock must be set correctly. • The timer indicator appears in the display when you turn off the DVD/VCR and a timer recording has been set.
CLOCK PROGRAM TUNING SETUP SELECT ENTER PROGRAM 1 TO EXIT PRESS MONTH : JULY 6 FRI START 6:00 PM STOP 7:30 PM CHANNEL : 4 TV SPEED : SP REPEAT : ONCE TO ERASE PRESS TO EXIT PRESS Time Counter The time counter shows the actual time used when recording or playing a tape.
VCR Features STOP May 20, TUE 6:14PM On-screen display (times out) 6:14PM Current time. 0:30:00 Time counter only (does not time out) REM 2:00 Info Display To find out the status of the DVD/VCR, press the INFO button on the remote control. Each time you press INFO, different information appears on the screen.
No displays will appear (useful for dubbing) 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.
VCR Features CLOCK PROGRAM TUNING SETUP SELECT ENTER TO EXIT PRESS MONTH : JANUARY 1 WED YEAR : 2003 TIME : 12 : 00 AM AUTO CLOCK SET : DAYLIGHT SAVING: AUTO TIME ZONE: AUTO SELECT ADJUST TO EXIT PRESS PROGRAM 1 MONTH : JULY...
AUTO CHANNEL SET TUNING BAND: CH. ADD/DEL: CH. 2 SOURCE SELECT: TUNER SELECT ADJUST TO EXIT PRESS FUNCTION OSD : AUDIO MODE: BROADCAST TYPE: STEREO AUDIO OUTPUT: STEREO SELECT ADJUST TO EXIT PRESS Chapter 4 Tuning Menu The Auto Channel Search procedure is explained in detail on page 11.
VCR Features Broadcast Type You can select the type of audio signal the DVD/VCR receives and records. Choose from STEREO, SAP, and MONO. Press the right arrow button to choose the desired setting. STEREO is used for normal or stereo broadcast recording. MONO is used if the signal is weak or the sound is too noisy.
Copying from DVD Disc to Tape Your DVD/VCR allows you to copy a DVD disc to a video tape using the REC button. Notes: Be sure to set the Progressive Scan option to Off in the Display menu. If the DVD is copy protected, you may not be able to copy the disc. 1.
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 if you press MENU when no disc is playing. If a screensaver is on the screen, press STOP or CLEAR.
3. Highlight the language you want to use and press OK. 4. To return to the previous menu, press the left arrow button if necessary. Original refers to the original recorded language of the disc. Entering Other Languages (Disc Menus) You can also enter other languages besides the ones offered in the Language menu.
DVD Menu System 3. Since TV Aspect is the first submenu, it’s already highlighted. Use the arrow buttons to highlight your choice (the options are explained below), and press OK to select. 4. To return to the previous menu, press the left arrow button if necessary. Display Mode Display Mode offers 2 additional 4:3 aspect ratio settings, Letterbox and Panscan.
Progressive Scan You can change how the video signal is output to your TV as either progressive scan or interlaced. 1. Make sure no disc is playing by pressing STOP, then press MENU (the Main Menu appears). 2. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the Display menu icon, then press the right arrow button to highlight the menu options.
DVD Menu System LOCK Unlock Rating Password Country Code Move The Lock menu. Explanation of Rating Limits The Rating Limits 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 Picture Association of America) such as R, PG, G, etc.
Unlocking Parental Controls on your DVD/VCR 1. Make sure no disc is playing by pressing STOP, then press MENU (the Main Menu appears). 2. Use the up and down arrow buttons to highlight the Lock menu icon, then press the right arrow button to highlight the menu options.
DVD Menu System Country Code You may need to enter the country code where the DVD disc was rated for those standards to be in effect. 1. Find the country code you want to use in the Country Code List in Chapter 6. 2.
Auto Play You can set up the DVD player so that a DVD disc automatically starts playing whenever it is inserted. If Auto Play mode is set to On, the DVD player will search for the title that has the longest playback time and then play back the title automatically.
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• 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).
Additional Information The picture is distorted • The disc might be damaged. Try another disc. Picture is distorted during forward and reverse scan • It is normal for some distortion to appear while scanning. A screen saver appears on the TV •...
General VCR Problems No power • Make sure the DVD/VCR is plugged into a working outlet. • Make sure connections between devices are correct and snug. There’s poor quality or no picture for normal TV viewing • If using RF coaxial cables to connect the DVD/VCR to the TV, make sure the VCR indicator is not displayed on the DVD/VCR’s front panel (press the remote control’s TV/VCR button to toggle between VCR and TV-viewing modes).
Additional Information The DVD/VCR makes noise when it is stopped • This is normal. The DVD/VCR removes the tape from the playheads when stopping. The cylinders inside the unit will continue to rotate for a few minutes after stopping. The DVD/VCR won’t find active channels correctly using the Auto Channel Search feature •...
• If you are not using A/V cables, make sure the DVD/VCR is not in Video Input Channel mode. Press INPUT on the remote control to return to normal viewing. • Try another tape. • Some snow/streaks are normal during search, stop action, frame advance, and slow-motion playback.
Additional Information The stereo Audio is too noisy • The stereo signal is weak. Set the BROADCAST TYPE: to MONO. • Press either the CHANNEL – or + button on the front of the unit (or CH +/- on the remote) to minimize picture noise.
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. •...
RF OUT – Use this jack to connect to the Cable/Antenna jack on your 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.
Optical Input jack on your receiver. 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. Front of the DVD/VCR (from left to right) ON/STANDBY –...
Additional Information Front Panel Display 1. DVD — The DVD mode is selected. 2. Disc icon — A disc is loaded. Flashes when no disc is loaded. 3. Progressive Scan icon — Progressive scan is selected. 4. Number display — The current time, counter, remaining time on a video tape, time expired on a disc, or the current DVD/VCR status (PLAY, REC, etc.).
DVD/VCR — you can purchase cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, details are on page 61, or order online at www.rca.com, 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.
Additional Information Language Code List Use this list to change the disc menu language for the following settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, and Disc Menu. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician...
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Additional Information 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.
VH913 (12-ft) HOW TO ORDER ON-LINE: Accessories may also be purchased at www.rca.com/accessories (subject to availability). BY PHONE: To place your order by phone, have your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card ready and call 1-800-338-0376. Use this number only to place an order for accessory items listed on this page.
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