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DVD Recorder

User's Guide
Changing Entertainment. Again.

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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DVD Recorder User’s Guide Changing Entertainment. Again.

  • Page 2: Important Information

    Important Information CAUTION This symbol indicates that this product incorporates double insulation between hazardous mains voltage and user RISK OF ELECTRIC accessible parts. SHOCK DO NOT OPEN This symbol indicates “dangerous voltage” inside the product that presents a risk of electric shock or personal injury.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Types of Discs ... 2 Things to consider before you connect ... 2 Unpack the Box ... 3 Choose Your Connection ... 4 Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ... 5 Back of the DVD Recorder ... 6 Explanation of Jacks ... 6 Front of the DVD Recorder ...

  • Page 4: Types Of Discs

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Types of Discs DVD+Rewritable DVD+R DISCS YOU CAN USE FOR RECORDING DVD±R 2.4x, 4x, or 8x, and 16x ONLY; DVD±RW 2.4x and 4x ONLY. IMPORTANT: It is NOT possible to record content that is copy-protected. This is usually true for most pre- recorded DVD discs and most pre-recorded VHS tapes.

  • Page 5: Unpack The Box

    Connection Pictures Audio/video cables are usually bundled together. For better visibility, the connection pictures in this book show each cable separately (audio left, audio right, and video). Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Unpack the Box Your DVD recorder came with the following items: DVD recorder RF Coaxial cable Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only.

  • Page 6: Choose Your Connection

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Choose Your Connection There are several ways to connect your DVD recorder. Please use the following chart to determine which connection is best for you. Turn to the appropriate page for specifi c instructions. Components DVD Recorder DVD Recorder DVD Recorder...

  • Page 7: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    1-800-338-0376, order online at www.rca.com, or go to your local electronics store). There are several ways to connect your DVD recorder to your TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV.

  • Page 8: Back Of The Dvd Recorder

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup COAXIAL OUT ANTENNA /CABLE HDMI OUT S-VIDEO OUT Back of the DVD Recorder The back of your recorder might look a little overwhelming at fi rst. This section explains what goes where and why. There are two sets of jacks on the back of your DVD recorder—INPUT jacks and OUTPUT jacks.

  • Page 9: Front Of The Dvd Recorder

    Front of the DVD Recorder STANDBY/ON – Turns the DVD recorder on and off. CH- (channel down) – Goes to the previous channel in the channel list when you’re watching TV. CH+ (channel up) – Goes to the next channel in the channel list when you’re watching TV. OPEN/CLOSE –...

  • Page 10

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV In from cable or antenna ANTENNA /CABLE HDMI OUT recorder CABLE/ANTENNA Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD recorder are on page 4. To watch one program while you record another: To play a disc or tape: If you need help fi...

  • Page 11: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv

    Connection: DVD recorder + TV Connect the signal (cable or antenna): Note: Depending upon how you currently have your TV connected, you’ll have to disconnect the cable from your TV’s Antenna Input jack (sometimes labeled CABLE/ ANTENNA) or your VCR’s Input jack before you connect the cable as explained below. Cable service: If you have cable service via a cable that comes out of the wall, connect the end of that RF Coaxial cable cable to the ANTENNA/CABLE INPUT jack on the DVD recorder.

  • Page 12

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV+ Basic Cable Box The back of your TV and/or Cable Box might recorder look different than the ones pictured here. AUDI O CABLE IN CABLE OU T VIDEO Cable Box Notes about cable boxes: The connection diagram shown above refl...

  • Page 13: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Basic Cable Box

    Connection: DVD recorder + TV + Basic Cable Box Connect the cable box signal. Note: Before you connect the DVD recorder, you’ll need to disconnect some of the cables fi rst in order to reconnect them. 1a. Connect the RF coaxial cable that is connected to the cable box’s Output jack (sometimes labeled RF Coaxial cable 1b.

  • Page 14

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV+ Satellite Receiver SATELLITE The back of your satellite receiver DISH might look ANTENNA different than the one pictured here. DVD recorder CABLE/ANTENNA Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD recorder are on page 5. To watch TV (satellite programming) with the DVD Recorder turned on:...

  • Page 15: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Satellite Receiver

    Connection: DVD recorder + TV + Satellite Receiver The following instructions enable you to record the programs from your satellite receiver. Because the jack confi guration and labels vary on different satellite receivers and televisions, the steps provided are general guidelines.

  • Page 16

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV + Basic Cable Box + Audio Receiver Audio Receiver The back of your TV and/or Cable Box might look different than the ones pictured here. recorder Cable Box CABLE IN CABLE OU T Notes about cable boxes: The connection diagram shown above refl...

  • Page 17: Connection: Dvd Recorder + Tv + Basic Cable Box +audio Receiver

    Connection: DVD recorder + TV + Basic Cable Box +Audio You’ll need to consult instructions that came with your audio video receiver in order to connect it properly. The information below provides general guidelines for the DVD recorder’s Audio Output Jacks. Both Dolby* Digital®...

  • Page 18

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup The audio input jacks on the audio receiver you use to connect to the DVD recorder will determine which source or input you need to select on the A/V receiver when you want to watch TV or play a disc. 3b.

  • Page 19: Install Batteries In The Remote

    Install Batteries in the Remote Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote. Insert new batteries. Match the polarities (+ and –) on the batteries with the diagram inside the remote’s battery compartment. Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote. Important Battery Information •...

  • Page 20: Setting The Clock

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup The DVD recorder’s main menu. The Clock menu. Note: If you don’t see the main menu the fi rst time you turn on the DVD recorder, make sure you’ve tuned your TV to the appropraite Video Input Channel. If you need help, go to page xx.

  • Page 21: What To Expect

    (similar to how you use VCR tapes to record). Additionally, DVD±RW discs have many “digital features” for editing the disc’s content. DVD±R discs can only be used one time—you can’t record over existing programs and you must get used to “fi nalizing the disc” in order for other DVD players to be able to play DVD±R discs.

  • Page 22: Next Steps

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup How to fi nd your TV’s Video Input Channel In order to see what’s playing on your DVD recorder, you need to tune the TV to the Video Input Channel that corresponds to the Input Jacks on your TV that you used to connect the DVD recorder to the TV.

  • Page 23: Explanation Of The Remote Control Buttons

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Explanation of the Remote Control Buttons (in alphabetical order) You can use this remote to operate the DVD recorder, and to access the features available. The descriptions that follow describe how each button works when operating the DVD recorder. Many buttons will perform different functions depending upon the type of disc and menu functions of the disc.

  • Page 24: Button Descriptions For Tv

    Typically, it works with DVD discs and CD-Rs with JPEG fi les. Button Descriptions for TV (in alphabetical order) This remote control is designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. The following list provides basic information about these buttons. TV Controls Power –...

  • Page 25: Dvd Recording

    DVD Recording After you load a disc into the DVD recorder’s disc tray, there are several ways to record programming. When you insert a blank disc, the DVD recorder will need to format the disc so you may need to wait several seconds. The quickest way to start recording is to press the RECORD button while you’re watching a show (the recording banner appears).

  • Page 26: Watching One Channel While You Record Another Channel (cable With No Cable Box Or Off-air Antenna Only)

    Chapter 2: Recording and Playback • To suspend a timer recording for a later time, highlight the Hand icon and press OK. The timer recording shows Suspend in the list under the Status column To unsuspend a recording, highlight and select the Hand icon again. Note: If a recording fails, you can highlight and select the Hand icon to display the reason why the recording failed.

  • Page 27: Dvd Playback

    DVD Playback To play recordings, do the following: Turn on the TV and the DVD recorder. Make sure the TV is tuned to the correct Video Input Channel (for help, go to page 20). Insert the disc you want to play and press PLAY. The Edit menu.

  • Page 28: Regional Coding

    Chapter 3: Playing Discs DVD+Rewritable DVD+R Note: Some discs may not be compatible due to laser pickup and design. This is an example of a one-sided disc. This is an example of a two-sided disc—the title is sually in the center of the disc.

  • Page 29: Using Different Menus

    ADVANCE button AGAIN button button button PAUSE button ZOOM button Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 3: Playing Discs Using Different Menus Each disc is programmed with different features. There are three separate types of menus that you can use to access features: •...

  • Page 30: Using The On-screen Info Display

    Chapter 3: Playing Discs The Info Display. The File browser screen. The picture screen set to thumbnail view. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Using the On-screen Info Display The on-screen Info Display contains the information for all of the advanced settings of the disc, including subtitles, angles, etc.

  • Page 31: Creating An Mp3 Disc On Your Computer

    Creating an mp3 Disc on Your Computer Your DVD recorder handles MPEG-1, layer 3 audio. If you encode your own mp3 fi les from an audio CD, avoid using the features of MPEG-2, such as the 22kHz sampling frequency. Be sure to make a data CD rather than an audio CD. If you make an audio CD, you will lose the extra features and compression of the mp3 format. Notes: Some transport modes (reverse and fast forward) are not available for mp3 CDs.

  • Page 32: The Dvd Player Menu System

    Chapter 4: Menu System The DVD recorder’s Main menu. Notes: Discs are created differently. The DVD player can’t override some language preferences. If a disc’s software was created to play the movie (title) in a preferred language, the preference you set might be ignored.

  • Page 33: Clock

    Setting your Password (Locking the System) Use the number buttons on the remote to enter a four-digit password and press OK. Press the down arrow to highlight Level and press OK. Use the up and down arrow buttons to choose the desired rating limit you want, and press OK (all limits above that will also be locked).

  • Page 34: Divx Drm

    Chapter 4: Menu System Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. DivX DRM This feature allows you to see the DivX Video On Demand registration code for your DVD recorder. For more information, visit www.divx.com/vod. Version This screen shows you the version of software the DVD recorder is using. Restore You can restore the unit to factory default settings with Restore.

  • Page 35: A/v Output Menu (audio/video Output)

    The A/V Output menu, with TV Shape selected. 4:3 Letterbox 4:3 Pan & Scan 16:9 Widescreen Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4: Menu System A/V Output Menu (Audio/Video Output) The A/V Out menu contains the settings that deal with advanced audio/video options, including audio output and aspect ratio settings.

  • Page 36: Audio

    Chapter 4: Menu System The TV Channel menu, with Auto Scan selected. The Schedule menu, with a timer recording schedule set up. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Audio Digital Output Mode If you connected your DVD recorder to a receiver via the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack on the back of the player, choose the type of receiver (or decoder) signal you have.

  • Page 37: Erase Disc

    The Disc menu, with Set Disc Label highlighted. Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 4: Menu System Disc Menu This menu allows you to do some of the more advanced disc functions, such as erasing and fi nalizing the discs.

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting

    Chapter 5: Additional Information Troubleshooting Most problems you encounter with your product can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. If you still have problems or need additional help, call 1-866-775-0976 or visit www.rca.com/customersupport. General Problems Player won’t work (locks up) •...

  • Page 39: Recording Problems

    • Make sure the disc isn’t locked, which protects contents of disc but prevents recording. Go to page 25 for more information. • Make sure the disc isn’t fi nalized for compatibility in other DVD players. While in the Disc menu, in the Setup menu, press the EDIT button. You can also press RECORD even if the disc is fi...

  • Page 40: Remote Control

    • To order a new remote control, go to page 42. The buttons on the front of the DVD recorder operate the DVD recorder’s basic functions, but you won’t be able to use the menu system without the remote control. The buttons on the front of the unit are described on page 7. Also, if you have another RCA, GE, or Proscan brand product with a remote control that has a DVD button, some of the buttons will probably operate this product if you press the DVD button fi...

  • Page 41: Handling Cautions

    Handling Cautions • Before connecting other components to this DVD recorder, 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 42: Limited Warranty

    Pay any Authorized RCA Service Center for the new or, at our option, refurbished replacement parts required to repair your DVD recorder. How you get service: • Take your DVD recorder to any Authorized RCA Service Center. To identify your nearest Authorized RCA Service Center, ask your dealer, look in the Yellow Pages, or call 1-800-336-1900. •...

  • Page 43

    How state law relates to warranty: • Some states do not allow the exclusion nor limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. •...

  • Page 44: Accessory Information

    A shipping and handling fee will be charged upon ordering, and we are required by law to collect the appropriate sales tax for each individual state, country, and locality to which the merchandise is being sent. For more information about accessories, go on-line to www.rca.com Digital Coaxial Audio cable for Coaxial Audio connection to a compatible receiver.

  • Page 46

    Visit the RCA website at www.rca.com 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 ©2006 Thomson Inc...

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