About copy protection
As a digital audio component, the unit conforms with
the Serial Copy Manager System (SCMS) standards.
The Serial Copy Manager System restricts copies
made by recording digital signals to first-generation
copies only. Therefore, an MD recorded through a
digital input cannot be used as a source for making
another digital recording.
However, subsequent recordings can be made from the
first-generation copy by using the analog input/output
There are three general rules that apply to the unit.
You can record from digital program sources (CDs,
DATs, or pre-mastered MDs) onto a DAT tape or
recordable MD via the digital input jack on a DAT or MD
recorder. You cannot, however, record from the
recorded DAT tape or MD to another DAT tape or
recordable MD via a digital input jack.
You can record a digital signal input from a digital
satellite broadcast onto a DAT tape or recordable MD
via the digital input jack on the DAT or MD recorder.
(The unit is equipped with a sampling rate converter
that allows you to make digital recordings from 32 kHz,
44.1 kHz, or 48 kHz digital program sources.)
If the broadcast does not contain a copyright protection
code, you can then record the contents of this recorded
DAT tape or MD (first-generation) onto another DAT
tape or recordable MD via a digital input jack on the
DAT or MD recorder to create a second generation
digital copy (these copies may also be copied digitally).
Note, however, that if the broadcast contains a copy
protection code, second-generation digital copying will
not be possible.
You can record a DAT tape or MD recorded via the
DAT or MD recorder's analog input jack onto another
DAT tape or MD via the DAT or MD recorder's digital
output jack. You cannot, however, make a second-
generation DAT tape or MD copy via the DAT or MD
recorder's digital output jack.
Notes about handling MDs
Protecting a recorded MD
• To protect a recorded MD, slide the tab on the side of
the MD to open the slot.
In this position, the MD cannot be used for recording.
To record on the MD, slide the tab to close the slot.
• If the MD is protected against erasure,
"PROTECTED" appears in the display and the MD
cannot be used for recording. Slide the tab to close
Care of MDs
• Do not expose the MD to direct sunlight or heat
sources such as hot air ducts, nor leave it in a car
parked in direct sunlight as there can be a
considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
• Periodically remove dust and debris from the
cartridge surface by wiping it with a dry cloth.
• Because the MD itself is housed in a cartridge, you
can handle it normally without being concerned about
dirt or fingerprints. However, malfunctioning may
result if the cartridge itself is dirty or warped.
• Do not open the shutter to expose the MD. Close the
shutter immediately if the shutter opens.