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User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.


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  • Page 1 DVD/VCR User's Guide DRC6300N Changing Entertainment. Again.
  • 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.
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  • 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 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 ...
  • Page 7 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 ...
  • Page 8 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 ...
  • 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

    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.
  • 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. 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).
  • Page 15: Time And Date

    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.
  • Page 16: Connections And Setup

    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.
  • Page 17: Next Steps

    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.
  • Page 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 +/- Increases and decreases volume level.
  • Page 21: 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. You can’t play the following types of discs: Laserdiscs, CD-I, CD-ROM (computer-only discs), DVD-ROM, discs...
  • Page 22: To Load And Play A Dvd Disc

    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...
  • Page 23: Slow Motion (In Freeze Frame Mode)

    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 24: Using The On-Screen Info Display

    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.
  • Page 25: How To Navigate The Info Display

    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.
  • Page 26: Subtitles Icon (Dvd Info Display)

    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...
  • Page 27: Changing The Camera Angle (Dvd Info Display)

    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.
  • Page 28: Playing Mp3 And Wma Music Files And Displaying Jpeg Files

    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 Jpeg And Mp3 Music Files At The Same Time

    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.
  • 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. • 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.
  • Page 32: Timer Recording

    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.
  • Page 33: Time Counter

    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.
  • Page 34: Info Display

    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.
  • Page 35: Index Search

    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.
  • Page 36: Explanation Of The Vcr Menu System

  • Page 37: Tuning Menu

  • Page 38: Broadcast Type

    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.
  • Page 39: Copying From Dvd Disc To Tape

    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.
  • Page 40: Chapter 5: Dvd Menu System

    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.
  • Page 41: Entering Other Languages (Disc Menus)

    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.
  • Page 42: Display Mode

    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.
  • Page 43: Progressive Scan

    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.
  • Page 44: Lock Menu (Parental Control)

    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.
  • Page 45: Unlocking Parental Controls On Your Dvd/Vcr

    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.
  • Page 46: Country Code

    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.
  • Page 47: Auto Play

    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.
  • Page 48: 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 49: 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 50 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 •...
  • Page 51 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).
  • Page 52: Recording Problems

    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 •...
  • Page 53 • 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.
  • Page 54 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.
  • Page 55: Handling Cautions

    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 56: Back Of The Dvd/Vcr

    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.
  • Page 57: Front Of The Dvd/Vcr

    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 –...
  • Page 58: Front Panel Display

    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.).
  • Page 59: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    DVD/VCR — you can purchase cables by calling 1-800-338-0376, details are on page 61, 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 60: Language Code List

    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...
  • Page 61: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity And Industry Canada Information

    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: DRC6300N Equipment Classification: TV Interface Device Responsible Party: Thomson Inc.
  • Page 62: Limited Warranty

    Additional Information 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 63 • 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 64: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    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.
  • Page 65: Accessories

    VH913 (12-ft) HOW TO ORDER ON-LINE: Accessories may also be purchased at (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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  • Page 68 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 ©2004 Thomson Inc.

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