DVD Recorder User’s Guide DRC8060N Important Disc Information This Product Can Record on the Following Disc Types: DVD+R (2.4x, 4x, 8x, and 16x) DVD+RW (2.4x and 4x) This recorder cannot record on DVD-R or DVD-RW discs. Please make sure to purchase discs with the plus “+”...
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.
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 NOTES: This recorder is not compatible with DVD-R or DVD-RW discs for recording. Please make sure to purchase discs with the plus “+”...
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 DVD recorder Audio Receiver Chapter 1: Connections and Setup...
This section describes the jacks and cables you can use to make connections. Some cables are supplied with your product or you can purchase other cables by calling 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.
AC IN HDMI 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.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup AC IN HDMI OUT OUTPUT: These jacks send the content (audio and video) from your DVD recorder OUT to the TV so you can see it on the TV screen and hear it through the TV’s speakers.
Front of the DVD recorder STANDBY/ON – Turns the DVD recorder on and off. REV (reverse) – Searches backwards through the disc. FWD (forward) – Searches forwards through a disc. PLAY/PAUSE – Starts playback of a disc. Pauses recording or playback. REC –...
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV AC IN HDMI OUT Recorder S-VIDEO INPUT1 S-VIDEO INPUT2 HDMI/DVI INPUT Use menu for DVI audio. Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD recorder are on page 4. To play a disc: If you need help ﬁ...
Connection: DVD recorder + TV 1. 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.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV+ Basic Cable Box AC IN HDMI OUT DVD Recorder S-VIDEO VIDEO INPUT1 S-VIDEO INPUT2 Notes about cable boxes: The connection diagram shown above reﬂ ects a basic setup. Since there are many different cable companies and types of cables boxes, your cable box may come with a different recommended connection diagram.
Connection: DVD recorder + TV + Basic Cable Box 1. 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 from the cable jack on the wall to the CABLE IN jack on the cable box. 1b.
Chapter 1: Connections and Setup DVD recorder + TV+ Satellite Receiver Satellite The back of your satellite receiver might Dish and look different than the one pictured here. Antenna AC IN DVD Recorder S-VIDEO S-VIDEO Details about the different kinds of cables used to connect your DVD recorder are on page 4. To watch TV (satellite programming) with the DVD Recorder turned on:...
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. Consult your satellite receiver and/or television user’s guides for additional information.
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 AC IN In from cable or antenna S-VIDEO S-VIDEO...
RF Coaxial cable White Audio video cables are usually color-coded red, white, and yellow. Red= right audio; White = left audio; Yellow = video. If your TV has an S-Video jack, connect the S-Video cable (supplied). S-Video provides better video quality than composite video (the yellow jack).
1. Turn on the DVD recorder—press the DVD/VCR button on the remote. 2. Turn on the TV and tune it to the correct Video Input Channel—if you have an RCA, GE, or Proscan TV, press the TV button on the remote (if the TV doesn’t turn on, press the ON•OFF button) and then press the INPUT button on the remote until you get to the Video Input Channel that matches how the DVD recorder is connected...
Antenna-Cable Antenna-Cable Done Searching channels. 35% complete 2 channels found Select your local time zone: Eastern Central Mountain Should the clock be automatically adjusted for daylight savings time? Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Chapter 1: Connections and Setup 2) Select the Signal that’s connected to the CABLE/ANTENNA INPUT jack Completing this information lets the DVD recorder know what program signals are being sent to...
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. Throughout this User’s Guide, you’ll notice that some features and menu options are only available for a speciﬁ...
RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs If your brand of TV is RCA, GE, or Proscan, the remote control packed with your DVD recorder will most likely access the TV’s Video Input Channel—with the DVD recorder turned on, press the TV button, and then press INPUT until you see the DVD recorder’s menu on your TV screen.
The Remote Control • Explanation of the Buttons • Find Out if the Remote Can Operate Your TV • Programming the Remote to Operate Your TV • Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components • Using the Remote’s Features • Code Lists Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only.
TIMER•GUIDE Allows you to quickly access the Timer Recordings list or setup a new timer recording. TV Puts the remote in TV mode in order for it to operate your TV. This remote is already programmed to operate RCA, GE, and Proscan brand TVs. This remote is capable of being programmed to operate many brands of TVs.
Find out if the remote can operate your TV This remote control is designed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. 1. Press the TV button (if the TV turns on, this remote will operate your TV; if it doesn’t turn on, go to step 2 below).
Programming the Remote to Operate Other Components This remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan components—just press the applicable component button to operate the component (for a satellite receiver, press the SAT button; for an audio component, press AUDIO, etc.).
Chapter 2: The Remote Control Volume Punchthrough Feature You may ﬁ nd this feature helpful if you’ve connected your components to an audio/video receiver (A/V receiver) or ampliﬁ er, but you want to use the TV’s remote control to operate the volume for the receiver. An example follows: Let’s say you’ve connected your DVD player to your audio/video receiver.
Chapter 3 Recording, Playback & Features • Watching TV • Recording (DVD+R and DVD + RW) • Disc Library • Playback Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watching TV Turn on the DVD recorder to watch TV 1. Turn on the TV, and tune the TV to the correct Video Input Channel (this channel corresponds to the input jacks on your TV that you used to connect the DVD recorder to the TV).
Watching one channel while you record another channel (cable with no cable box or off-air antenna only) If you want to watch another channel while you’re recording, you need to make sure you’ve connected an RF coaxial cable to the CABLE/ANTENNA OUTPUT jack on DVD recorder and TV’s corresponding Cable/Antenna Input jack.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watch TV Live - Ch 6 Disc Disc Name: Maggie Disc Library 4 Library Disc(s) Timers None scheduled Setup 5:44 pm Mon 7-Jan 2004 Shows you’ve recorded to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc are called titles. My Show Simon’s Show My Show...
Commercial Advance only works for TV programs recorded to disc. It doesn’t work for pre-recorded DVD movies. • In order for a DVD+RW disc to be played in other DVD players, it needs to be made compatible. See page 35 for details. Turning Off Commercial Advance Commercial Advance is already set to be on for the default setting.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Watch TV Live - Ch 2 Disc Maggie’s Disc Disc Library Timers 1 Library Disc(s) Setup 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2003 Watch TV Play Disc Disc Disc Title Menu Disc Library Playlist Timers Disc Actions Setup 2- Titles on the disc (programs you recorded)
If the disc has been locked, the menu option changes to Unlock Disc (not available for DVD+R discs). Finalize Disc: DVD+R only. Enables a DVD+R disc to be played in other DVD players. Not available if the disc has already been ﬁ nalized. After a disc is ﬁ nalized, you can’t record more programs to the disc.
Chapter 3: Recording, Playback & Features Rename Title Play Title Play All Chapters Delete Title Simon’s 4th Birthday Clear Chapters Fri, 6/20/2003 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm *1 Best Insert Chapter Marker Delete Chapter Marker Hide Chapter New Title Frame Watch TV Live - Ch 2 Disc...
Chapter 4 Playing Discs • Regional Coding • Types of Discs You Can Play • How to Load and Play Discs • Using the Different Menus • Search Options • Playback Options • Using the On-screen Info Display Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs DVD+Rewritable 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 usually in the center of the disc.
Live - Ch 2 Watch TV No Disc Disc Disc Library 1 Library Disc(s) Timers Setup 10:49 am Thu 17-Mar 2003 To watch TV, press OK. ON-OFF DVD/VCR CABLE AUDIO ZOOM ZOOM EDIT ANGLE OPEN button CLOSE TIMER•GUIDE INFO MENU CLEAR AGAIN ADVANCE...
Chapter 4: Playing Discs Using the On-screen Info Display The on-screen Info Display contains many playback features. To see the Info Display, press the INFO button on the remote while a disc is playing (the Info Display appears across the top of the screen). Each feature is illustrated with an icon. Use the left and right arrow buttons to move through the different icons in the Info Display. When an icon is highlighted, use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote to scroll through the choices.
Time Display (DVD, Video CD, and Audio CD) This feature displays the time that has elapsed during playback. For DVD discs, the time displayed refers to the current title and acts as a Time Search feature. For example, if you like a particular scene in a movie, you can enter the elapsed time the scene plays and skip right to it.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs Repeat Icon (DVD, Video CD, and Audio CD) By default, the Repeat feature is Off. There are four Repeat options: • Chapter – repeats the chapter that is playing (track for CD or VCD). • Title – repeats the title that is playing •...
Camera Angle Icon (DVD) Some discs contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won’t work. Currently, very few discs have this feature. 1. While a disc is playing, press ANGLE on the remote. If the disc wasn’t created with multiple angles, the invalid symbol appears. If the disc contains multiple angles, the Angle icon appears with the current angle number and the number of angles available.
Chapter 4: Playing Discs Playing Discs You Recorded (DVD+R and DVD+RW) Playback of DVD+R and DVD+RW discs that you used to record programs is explained in Chapter 3 (go to page 34). Winamp 2.7ful cjjb2000a _ _ _ AL)_ _ TEG _ _ -3.jA- - LET _S_ -3.jA- - C _ _ _ I Example of a jpeg folder list.
Graphics contained within this publication are for representation only. Picture Play Mode Repeat Playback Number indicator JPEG Info Display When you are playing a disc with JPEG ﬁ les in the DVD recorder, press the INFO button to bring up the Info Display.
Menu System • Overview of the DVD recorder’s Menu System • Watch TV Menu • Disc Menu • Disc Library Menu • Timer Menu • Setup Menu Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only. Some of the menu screens, buttons, and display messages might be different in your product than they appear in this book.
Overview of the DVD recorder’s Menu System Since this product has many features, it has a wealth of menus and options. To access the main menu during playback, press the STOP button on the remote. To access the main menu when you’re not playing a disc, press the MENU button. How to navigate through on-screen menus Throughout the DVD recorder’s menu system, you’ll see arrows on the on-screen menu bars.
DV-CAM To start playback from the beginning, press OK. Caroline Paige Note: Not all DVD players support DVD+R and DVD+RW discs. Watch TV The Watch TV menu shows the current channel or input. To watch TV, press OK when the Watch TV menu is highlighted (the channel banner appears to show you available program information, such as channel, name, and time).
Disc Library The disc library accesses information about what you’ve recorded onto discs. Details of this feature and the submenus are described on page 32. Timers Timer: You can add timers and view or edit existing timers from this menu for automatic recording. Timer recordings are especially useful when you have a favorite program that you want to record every week and/or every day.
Chapter 5: Menu System Parental Control Lock Disc Options Rating Limits Recording Options Unrated Titles System Options Languages Installation Apply DVD+R, +RW To set Ratings: 1. From the DVD recorder’s main menu, select Setup and press OK (the Setup menu items appear). 2.
4 x 3 Letterbox 4 x 3 Standard 16 x 9 Parental Control Disc Options Default Rec Quality Recording Options SmartRecord System Options Languages Chapter Markers Installation Disc Options AutoPlay: when you select On, a pre-recorded DVD movie disc immediately starts playing after you insert it into the player (there’s no need to press the PLAY button).
Chapter 5: Menu System Parental Control Disc Options Recording Options System Options Languages Display Installation Disc Menu Audio Subtitles Parental Control Disc Options Recording Options System Options Interactive Setup Languages Channel Search Installation Channel List Clock Setup Searching channels... 35% complete 2 channels found Please wait...
Chapter 6 Additional Information • Troubleshooting • Handling Cautions • Maintenance of Cabinet • Limited Warranty • Accessory Information • Copying content from DVD+R or DVD+RW disc to VCR videocassette • Copying content from a VCR videocassette to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc Graphics contained within this User’s Guide are for representation only.
Chapter 6: Additional Information Troubleshooting General Problems Player won’t work (locks up) • Try unplugging the AC power cord and plugging it back in. • Reset the DVD recorder: on the front of the unit, press and hold the STANDBY/ON button while you press and hold the STOP button—wait at least 3 seconds before you release both of the buttons.
• If it’s a DVD+R disc, make sure you ﬁ nalize the disc (page 35). • Some DVD players won’t play DVD+R and/or DVD+RW discs. Check the DVD player’s manual. Commercials are skipped during playback of TV programs recorded to DVD+R or DVD+RW discs •...
• To order a new remote control, go to page 59. 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...
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. •...
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. •...
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Chapter 6: Additional Information AC IN HDMI OUT DVD Recorder INPUT OUTPUT S-VIDEO S-VIDEO Copying content from a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc to a VCR videocassette The following instructions are provided for a general connection in case you might want to copy content from a disc you recorded to a VCR videocassette.The back of your TV and VCR probably don’t exactly match the ones shown here.
AC IN HDMI OUT DVD Recorder S-VIDEO INPUT1 S-VIDEO INPUT2 Copying content from a VCR videocassette to a DVD+R or DVD+RW disc The following instructions are provided for a general connection in case you want to copy your VCR videocassettes to disc. The back of your TV and VCR probably don’t exactly match the ones shown here.