Panasonic DMRBW880 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic DMRBW880 Operating Instructions Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
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This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only. It does not receive pay TV or
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This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels
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This unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels
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Summary of Contents for Panasonic DMRBW880

  • Page 1 DVB and the DVB logos are trademarks of the DVB Project. ∫ Region management information BD-Video: This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels DVD- This unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region code “B”. Video: containing the region number “4” or “ALL”. Example: Example: Web Site: VQT2J70...
  • Page 2 CAUTION! THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE CLIMATES. THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR This product may receive radio interference caused by PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN mobile telephones during use. If such interference is THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN apparent, please increase separation between the product HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
  • Page 3: Supplied Accessories

    Getting started Supplied accessories Media handling Please check and identify the supplied accessories. ∫ How to hold a disc or SD card (Product numbers correct as of May 2010. These may be Do not touch the recorded surface or the terminal surface. subject to change.) 1 Remote control DO NOT...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents ∫ Getting started ∫ Copying video Supplied accessories......3 Copying titles ......45 The batteries information .
  • Page 5 ∫ Troubleshooting Getting started Messages on the unit’s display ....86 Troubleshooting guide ..... . 88 Power .
  • Page 6: Hdd And Media Information

    ∫ Indemnity concerning recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 7 ( 73). DVD-R DivX ® , JPEG, MP3 §1 DVD-R DL §1 [-R] [-R]DL] High Definition video recorded by Panasonic’s video camera, etc. [BD-R] [BD-RE] [RAM] BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-R [-R] §1 DVD-R DL , DVD-RW §1 §1...
  • Page 8: Region Management Information

    HDD and media information ∫ Region management information Notes for the disc BD-Video: ∫ Play on other players This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the region code “B”. [BD-RE] [BD-R] It can be played on the players compatible with BD-RE Example: (Ver.
  • Page 9: Sd Cards

    ≥ This unit supports connecting a USB memory, digital camera and video Memory Cards) camera produced by Panasonic, etc. It is not warranted that all USB Using either of these cards in a non-compatible PC or non- devices will meet this unit.
  • Page 10: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. 1 Turn the unit on or off ( 16, 18) 2 Select drive (HDD, BD, SD or USB) ( 3 Select channels and title numbers, etc./Enter numbers or characters (The character buttons may be used when operating VIERA CAST contents.) 4 To delete unwanted recorded titles, timer programmes,...
  • Page 11: Main Unit

    Distance: Within approx. 7 m in front of the unit 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( 16, 18) 8 Connection for VCR, Panasonic’s video camera, etc. Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a 9 Open/close disc tray ( small amount of power.
  • Page 12: Connection

    ≥Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). ≥When outputting 1080p signal, please use HDMI Cables 5.0 meters or less. ≥Recommended Panasonic’s HDMI cable part number: RP-CDHS15 (1.5 m), RP-CDHS30 (3.0 m), RP-CDHS50 (5.0 m), etc.
  • Page 13: Network Connection

    Network connection When the unit is not to be used for a long time To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket. Following functions will be available when this unit is This unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it connected to the network.
  • Page 14: Other Tv Connections

    Connection COMPONENT VIDEO terminals Other TV connections COMPONENT VIDEO terminals can be used for either AUDIO/VIDEO terminals interlace or progressive output ( 108) and provide a purer picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal. ≥Connect to terminals of the same colour. ≥Connect to terminals of the same colour.
  • Page 15: Amplifier Connections

    DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal Amplifier connections HDMI AV OUT terminal Amplifier’s rear panel TV’s rear panel HDMI IN COAXIAL IN OPTICAL IN HDMI cable Coaxial cable Optical digital audio cable Amplifier’s rear panel HDMI OUT HDMI IN OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (PCM/BITSTREAM) This unit’s rear HDMI cable...
  • Page 16: Common Operations

    ≥When removing the SD card, press on the centre of the card and pull it straight out. ≥If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB connection cable, setup screen may be displayed on the connected equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the Preparations connected equipment.
  • Page 17: Basic Operation

    Basic operation FUNCTION MENU screen This unit is basically operated via the following method by You can easily access the desired functions via the using the remote control. FUNCTION MENU. To select and enter Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Select Enter Select the item, then press [OK]. ≥Repeat step 2 if necessary.
  • Page 18: Setting

    Setting Set “Power Save” to “On”, “On Timer” or “Off”, then press [OK].   Power Save in Standby DRIVE Power Save SELECT PAGE From Standby power consumption is reduced by disabling Quick Start function. Unit’s Display is set to “Automatic”. Home Network (DLNA) function is not available in both standby PROG/CHECK and power on modes...
  • Page 19: Network Easy Settings

    ≥Network Easy Settings ( Internet Connection Test ) Network Easy Settings Display Check the following After completing “Easy setting”, you can continue with ≥Network connections and “Network Easy Settings”. settings Cannot find the server. (B019) ≥Settings of “IP Address / DNS Follow the on-screen instructions and make Settings”...
  • Page 20: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching broadcasts Watch broad casts ≥ The length of time the channel information is displayed can be changed. 80, On-Screen Information)   Using Channel List DRIVE SELECT PAGE After performing step left) Press [OK]. PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH All Digital Channels PAUSE PLAY/x1.3...
  • Page 21: Channel Information

    Channel information Operations while watching broadcast Press [STATUS To show subtitle e.g., When “Subtitles” appears in channel information ( left) 10:30 All Digital Channels Press [STTL Select favourites NEWS 9:00 - 11:00 Set timer Rating: G HE-AAC To hide subtitle Press [STTL 1 Current Favourites Switching audio of the TV broadcast...
  • Page 22: Using The Tv Guide System

    Watching broadcasts Using the TV Guide system The TV Guide system enables you to select programme easily, view programme information, etc. It provides the future broadcasts over the next eight days (depending on the broadcasters). (The following operations and on-screen displays of the TV Guide system are current as of May 2010, but are subject to change.) Press [GUIDE].
  • Page 23: Pause Live Tv

    PAUSE LIVE TV You can pause the live TV programme you are watching using this unit’s tuner and resume later by temporarily saving it on the HDD. ≥You can operate the PAUSE LIVE TV function using TV remote control if you connect this unit to TV that has “HDAVI Control 3”...
  • Page 24: Recording

    Recording TV programmes Recor ding Press [¥ REC]. Recording starts. “REC1” or “REC2” will light   DRIVE SELECT PAGE REC1 Unit’s display PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH Select the “Automatic Stop” PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP then press [OK]. STATUS EXIT PAUSE LIVE TV Recording stops automatically when the programme ends.
  • Page 25: Operation During Recording

    To stop recording Operation during Recording It is necessary to display the programme you want to stop To check the recording programme on the TV. ( left) Press [∫]. Press [STATUS e.g., While recording 2 programmes simultaneously If the following screen appears Recording programme displayed on the Stop Recording REC1/OTR AUTO...
  • Page 26: Recording Modes And Recording Contents

    Recording TV programmes Recording modes and recording contents Recording Mode Quality Multiple audio Subtitles Surround audio Same as broadcasted Record all multiple Can be recorded Surround audio as the audio broadcast HG, HX, HE, HL, HD quality produced by Record only one Surround audio Can be recorded §2, 4...
  • Page 27: Timer Recording

    Timer recording The following operations and on-screen displays of the To cancel a timer recording on the TV Guide screen TV Guide system are current as of May 2010, but are Select the programme in the TV Guide, then press the “Red” subject to change.
  • Page 28: Various Functions With Tv Guide

    Timer recording Various functions with TV Timer recording from channel Guide information This unit has several functions that enable timer recordings to be controlled by the signal sent from the broadcaster. While watching a programme Press [STATUS Guide Link The recording’s start and stop times can be controlled by the e.g., broadcaster, e.g.
  • Page 29: Manual Timer Recording

    Manual timer recording Press [OK]. The timer programme is stored and the timer icon Timer recording of the programme (red) is displayed. Recording disc: [HDD] Timer icon (red) Recording mode: Timer recording from the external equipment Timer Recording Remain 30:30 DR FRI 01.01.2010 8:59 Space Channel Name...
  • Page 30: To Cancel Recording When Timer Recording Has Already Begun

    Timer recording To cancel recording when timer To confirm and edit a timer recording has already begun programme Press [INPUT SELECT] or [W X CH] to display the Press [PROG/CHECK]. programme to stop recording on the TV screen while recording 2 programmes simultaneously. Timer Recording 30:30 DR FRI 01.01.2010 8:59...
  • Page 31 To show a programme information To resolve Overlapping Press [STATUS 1 Select the programme with , then press Additional information is available for these programmes. the “Green” button. 2 Follow the on-screen instructions. To deactivate a timer programme Overlapped Timer Recording Please delete unnecessary programme to resolve.
  • Page 32: Playing Back Video

  • Page 33: Enjoying Bonusview Or Bd-Live

    Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet Enjoying BONUSVIEW or BD- Live Some BD-Live content available on the Blu-ray Disc may require an Internet account to be created in order to access [BD-V] the BD-Live content. Follow the screen display or instruction manual of the disc for information on acquiring an account.
  • Page 34: Playing Recorded Video Contents

    Playing recorded video contents Select the title, then press [OK]. ≥If the following screen appears   DRIVE Playback SELECT PAGE Where do you want to start playback from ? Last Stopped Beginning PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT SKIP SLOW/SEARCH RETURN Select the point to start playback. (Resume play PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 STOP...
  • Page 35: Using The Direct Navigator (Video)

    Screen icons Using the DIRECT NAVIGATOR (VIDEO) Title of the current recording You can quickly find the recorded titles and easily play them. Protected title Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. Title was not recorded due to recording protection e.g., [HDD] Title cannot be played Programme type (When copying a title to the HDD, or when data Label...
  • Page 36 Playing recorded video contents Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR Editing the grouped titles appearance [HDD] 1 Select the title or the group, then press the [HDD] “Yellow” button. 1 Press [OPTION]. A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. 2 Select “Grouped Titles” or “All Titles”, ≥Press the “Yellow”...
  • Page 37: Operation During Play

    Operation during play Quick View ≥ Depending on the media, some operations may not be possible. ≥ Depending on the media, it may take time for the menu screen, pictures, Press and hold [1] (PLAY/a1.3). sound, etc. to start. Play speed is quicker than normal. ≥...
  • Page 38: Time Slip

    Operation during play Frame-by-frame Skipping the specified time (Time Slip) While paused, press [2] (2;) or [1] (;1). Each press shows the next frame. 1 Press [TIME SLIP]. 2 Select the time with [3, 4], then press ≥Press and hold to change in succession forward or [OK].
  • Page 39: Regarding Divx

    Regarding DivX Regarding DivX VOD content ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX ® is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is [BD-R] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] § an official DivX Certified ® device that plays DivX video. Visit for more information and software tools to ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: convert your files into DivX video.
  • Page 40: Editing Video

    Deleting recorded video contents Editing video Once deleted, recorded content cannot be restored to its Select the title, then press the original state. Make certain before proceeding. “Yellow” button. A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step. ≥Press the “Yellow” button again to cancel. Press [DEL].
  • Page 41: Editing Recorded Video Contents

    Editing recorded video contents Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, recorded content Entering title name cannot be restored to its original state. Make certain before proceeding. Select “Enter Title Name” in “Edit”, then Editing titles press [OK]. 69, Entering text) [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] ≥You cannot edit finalised discs.
  • Page 42 Editing recorded video contents Dividing title Changing thumbnail [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW]  Monster Change Monster PLAY Divide Preview Finish Continue 0:00.00 0:00.22 Start play and select the image of Change Divide a thumbnail.
  • Page 43: Select The Recording Mode

    DR File Conversion ∫ “Now” conversion: Select “Start”, then press [OK]. [HDD] ≥To cancel a “Now” conversion DR File Conversion is a function to convert the recording Press and hold [RETURN ] for more than mode of the title in DR mode. The size of the converted title 3 seconds.
  • Page 44: To Create/Playback/Edit The Chapter

    Editing recorded video contents To edit and playback chapters To create/playback/edit the chapter Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] Select the title, then press [OPTION]. [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [-RW‹VR›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Only playback. Regarding chapters Select “Chapter View”, then press [OK]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] You can divide a title into multiple Chapter View screen chapters.
  • Page 45: Copying Video

    Copying titles Copyin g video Set the copy direction. 1 Select “Copy Direction”, then press [1]. 2 Set “Source”.  3 Set “Destination”.  DRIVE 4 Press [2] to confirm. SELECT PAGE Copy Cancel All Source Copy Direction HDD  BD / DVD Destination BD / DVD Copy Mode...
  • Page 46: Copying List Icons And Functions

    Copying titles Selecting the titles for the copying list Editing the copying list Select the item in step –3 ( Select the item after step –3 ( Delete All Press the “Yellow” button 1 Press [OPTION]. 2 Select the operation, then press [OK]. A check mark is displayed.
  • Page 47 – Titles that contain many deleted segments Original Picture – Titles that have been copied to the HDD from an SD [-R] High speed §4 Quality card or a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with HDD (SD [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] Video) ( High Definition – [+R] –...
  • Page 48: Copying Title Playing

    Copying titles ∫ When copying to the disc in normal speed Copying Title Playing mode [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] [HDD] > [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] You cannot copy to the disc in the following cases. [+RW] –...
  • Page 49: Copying Hd Video (Avchd Format) From Hdd

    You can copy HD Video (AVCHD format) recorded on HDD While playing a disc, the content being played is copied to by a Panasonic video camera etc. to a disc. the HDD according to the set time. ∫ [HDD] > [BD-RE] [BD-R] (High Definition) Press [FUNCTION MENU].
  • Page 50: Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures Still picture ∫ Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [SD] [USB] (PICTURE) appearance ∫ [HDD] [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Still pictures copied from SD cards and USB memories are grouped by the shooting date on Pictures by Date screen. ∫...
  • Page 51: Start Slideshow

    ∫ While displaying a still picture Start Slideshow Rotate RIGHT, Rotate LEFT You can display still pictures one by one at a constant interval. ≥Rotation information will not be stored depending on the disc or card. After performing steps – 50, Playing still pictures) Select the date of “Pictures by Date”...
  • Page 52: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] ∫ Editing an album or date: Select the album or date, then press ∫ [HDD] [OPTION]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 50, Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR (PICTURE) appearance) ∫ [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] Insert the disc or the SD card. ∫...
  • Page 53: Still Pictures Operation

    Change the date of a folder Still pictures operation [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] After performing steps 1–3 ( (Pictures by Date only) Copy to Album 1 Select “Change Date”, then press [OK]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] 2 Select the item and change the date. 1 Select “Copy to Album”...
  • Page 54: Copying Still Pictures

    Copying still pictures Copying automatically To stop copying Press and hold [RETURN ] for 3 seconds. [SD] > [HDD] This unit saves information about imported still pictures. Therefore, if still pictures are imported from the same SD ≥ Pictures without shooting date will be categorised using the creation card, then only new still pictures will be copied.
  • Page 55: Copying Using The Copying List

    Copying using the copying list Select “Start Copying”, then press [OK]. ≥[HDD] > [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] ,-. [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] > [HDD] [SD] ,-. [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] You can select another album as the copying > [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [USB] destination when copied with “By Picture ( Album )”.
  • Page 56: Music

    Playing music/Copying music to HDD Music When copying to HDD [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] Press the “Blue” button. ≥Music CD: All tracks in the CD will be recorded. ≥[-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] (MP3) : All tracks in the folder will be e.g., Music CD recorded.
  • Page 57: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    1 Categorised by artist To find a folder (MP3 only) 2 Categorised by album 3 Tracks registered in “My Favourites” While the Track List is displayed 4 Tracks registered in “Playlists” Press [OPTION]. 5 Tracks most often played recently (up to 30 tracks) 2 Select “Select Folder”, then press [OK].
  • Page 58: Operations During Music Play

    Playing music/Copying music to HDD Displaying Still Pictures (Slideshow) Operations during music play Pictures stored on the “Album” of the HDD can be played [HDD] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] back as slideshow during playback of the music. Stop Press [∫]. ≥How to create an Album (Picture) ( 53, Copy the selected item to a new album)
  • Page 59: Editing Music/Playlist

    Editing music/playlist Deleting Editing music ∫ While displaying the “Track List” screen [HDD] 1 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Select “Music” in “Playback Contents”, Editing the name then press [OK]. Select “Edit Album Name”, “Edit Track DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music Menu MUSIC...
  • Page 60: With Other Equipment

    Recording from external equipment With Other Equip ment Recording from video Recording broadcasts from Set Top Box equipment Recording disc: [HDD] ≥Turn off the unit and other video equipment before connecting. Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP e.g., Connecting to the AV2 or DV input terminals on the ≥Connect the Set Top Box ( front While stopped...
  • Page 61: Manual Recording

    Manual recording ≥ It is not possible to operate the unit from DV equipment. Recording disc: [HDD] ≥ The DV input cannot be connected to a computer, etc. Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP ≥ The DV equipment name may not be shown correctly. While stopped If the DV automatic recording function does not work Press [INPUT SELECT] to select the input...
  • Page 62: Copying The Hd Video Or The Sd Video

    Select “Start”, then press [OK]. It is possible to copy the HD video (AVCHD format) recorded It will automatically format the unformatted disc, such on the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. to the HDD or disc. as a new disc. AVCHD (Disc) > [HDD] ≥It may take time for the copying to start.
  • Page 63: Copying Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    ] for 3 seconds. ≥ You cannot playback SD Video on an SD card or in the HDD of the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with this unit. You must copy the files to the HDD or a DVD-RAM. ≥ You cannot playback or record while copying SD Video.
  • Page 64: Convenient Functions

    When you set the TV to standby mode, the unit is also that offers linked operations of this unit, and a automatically set to standby mode. Panasonic TV (VIERA) or receiver under “HDAVI ≥Power off link function does not work when recording, Control”. You can use this function by connecting the copying, finalising etc.
  • Page 65: Using The Control Panel

    §1 “HDAVI Control 5” is the newest standard (current as of December, 2009) for Panasonic’s HDAVI Control compatible equipment. This You can operate this unit using buttons on the TV remote standard is compatible with Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI equipment.
  • Page 66: Dlna Feature

    ≥ You cannot playback the titles on other DLNA compatible equipment from this unit. ≥ Files not on the HDD cannot be played back. ≥ Editing is not possible. (Only deletion can be performed from Panasonic equipment) ≥ Following titles cannot be played back: –...
  • Page 67 3 Select “Network”, then press [OK]. devices equipment can be registered. 4 Select “Network Settings”, then press [OK]. ≥Even if it is Panasonic equipment, 5 Select “Home Network ( DLNA ) Settings”, then press you may not be able to register from [OK].
  • Page 68: Enjoying Viera Cast

    ≥ The services are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without Press [VIERA CAST]. notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the services. ≥The message is displayed. Please read these ≥...
  • Page 69: Entering Text

    Entering text Preparation To end partway ≥Show the Enter Title Name screen. Press [RETURN Text is not added. Select a character, then press [OK]. For your reference The name of the DVD-Video that will be displayed in the Top Name field: shows the text you have Menu after finalisation is previewed.
  • Page 70: Playback Menu

    Playback menu Subtitle Style Common procedures Select the subtitle style recorded on the disc. Angle Press [DISPLAY]. § Change the number to select an angle. e.g., Audio Channel Disc Change audio (LR/L/R) during playback. Soundtrack Digital 2/0 ch Play Subtitles —...
  • Page 71: Dialogue Enhancer

    Picture menu—Change the picture Sound menu—Change the sound quality effect Mode Sound Effects Select the picture quality mode during play. ≥Re-master 1 Normal Default setting ≥Re-master 2 (Discs recorded at 48 kHz or less) Soft Soft picture with fewer video artifacts Sound becomes more natural by adding higher frequency Fine Details are sharper...
  • Page 72: Disc And Card Management

    Disc and card management [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Delete all titles [-RW‹VR›] [SD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] While stopped After performing steps 1–3 ( left) Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 1 Select “Delete all titles”, then press [OK]. Select “Others”, then press [OK].
  • Page 73: Top Menu

    1 Select “Auto-Play Select”, then press ≥ [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] If you finalise discs recorded on [OK]. Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed. 2 Select “Top Menu” or “Title 1”, then press ≥...
  • Page 74: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings You can change the unit’s settings using the Setup menu. Digital TV Tuning ≥The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. ∫ Favourites Edit Common procedures You can create four Favourites of channels for making viewing and recording easier.
  • Page 75: Channel List

    ∫ Channel List ∫ Manual Tuning You can edit the Channel List. You can set each channel manually. Digital TV Channel List Digital TV Manual Tuning Physical Channel Signal Quality Signal Strength Channel Name Type Channel names Select Hide Digital TV:0 Radio:0 RETURN Select physical channel Tune...
  • Page 76: Hdd / Disc

    Play Video ( AVCHD ) on BD-RE / BD-R amplification at your aerial. Set when you are playing a disc that has High Definition video (AVCHD) recorded by the Panasonic’s video ∫ Preferred Language camera, etc. and High Definition quality title that was recorded on this unit.
  • Page 77: Hdd Management

    ∫ Settings for Recording BD / DVD Speed for High Speed Copy Recording time in EP mode Select the speed of high-speed copying. Select the maximum number of hours for recording in If “Normal ( Silent )” is selected, the time required for EP mode ( 101, Recording modes and approximate copying will double (approximately).
  • Page 78: Picture

    Changing the unit’s settings Picture Sound ∫ Still Mode ∫ Dynamic Range Compression Select the type of picture shown when you pause play [BD-V] [DVD-V] 107, Frames and fields). Change the dynamic range for late night viewing. Automatic ∫ Downmix Field Select if jittering occurs when “Automatic”...
  • Page 79: Digital Audio Output

    ∫ Digital Audio Output ∫ Audio Type for XP Recording Choose the audio type when recording or copying with XP mode. PCM Down Conversion Select how to output audio with a sampling frequency ≥The picture quality of LPCM recordings may be lower than that of normal XP mode recordings.
  • Page 80: Display

    Changing the unit’s settings Display Connection ∫ On-Screen Information Depending on the connected equipment, some items may be shaded in grey on the display and cannot be selected, or Choose the approximate time until the channel information you may not be able to change the settings. screen ( 21) disappears automatically.
  • Page 81: Network

    Deep Colour Output Network This setting is for selecting whether to use Deep Colour output when a TV that supports Deep Colour is ∫ Network Easy Settings connected. Press [OK] to start Network Easy Settings. ( HDMI Audio Output ∫ Network Settings Select “Off”...
  • Page 82: Others

    1 Select “Off” of “Automatic”, then press [OK]. Change the remote control code on the main unit and the 2 Select the item you want to change. remote control if you place other Panasonic products close together. 3 Change the setting.
  • Page 83: Language Code List

    ∫ System Update Language code list Software Update in Standby Enter the code with the number buttons. When you set this unit to standby mode, software (firmware) updates ( 84) are downloaded Abkhazian: 6566 Gujarati: 7185 Rhaeto-Romance: automatically at the time you have specified. Afar: 6565 Hausa:...
  • Page 84: Software (Firmware) Update

    CD-R to update the software (firmware). ≥It is displayed on the channel information ( 21) when the Software (Firmware) can be updated immediately. ≥ If you do not want to perform the software (firmware) update, set the “Software Update in Standby”...
  • Page 85: Other Settings

    Manufacturer and Code No. When black bars are shown at the top, bottom, left, and right sides of the screen, you can enlarge the image to fill the Brand Code Brand Code screen. Panasonic 01/02/03/04 NOBLEX AIWA Press [OPTION]. NOKIA 25/26/27/60/61 AKAI...
  • Page 86: Troubleshooting

    Messages on the unit’s display Troubl eshooti The following messages or service numbers appear on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected during PROG FULL startup and use. There are already 32 timer programmes. Delete unnecessary timer programmes. ( (“∑”...
  • Page 87 The HDMI connection acts unusually. – The connected equipment is not HDMI compatible. – Please use HDMI cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). – The HDMI cable is damaged. HDMI cannot be output because you are connected to a model that does not support copyright protection.
  • Page 88: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If Displays the problem still persists, consult your dealer for instructions. Updating to the latest software (firmware) may solve the The display is dim. problem. ( Change “Unit’s Display”. ( The followings do not indicate a problem with this unit: “0:00”...
  • Page 89: Tv Screen And Video

    TV screen and video There is a lot of image lag when playing video. Screen size is wrong. Set “HD optimizer” in the Picture menu to “Off”. ( Check the “TV Aspect” or “Aspect for 4:3 Video”. ( Adjust the aspect ratio setting on TV. Refer to your TV’s The images from this unit do not appear on operating instructions.
  • Page 90: Operation

    Troubleshooting guide Operation Recording, timer recording and copying The remote control doesn’t work. The remote control and main unit are using different Cannot record. codes. Change the code on the remote control. Cannot copy. 1 Press and hold [OK] and the Some broadcasts are copyright protected.
  • Page 91: Play

    An unusually loud sound is coming from the Cannot playback BD-Live rotating disc. Playback of BD-Live requires the internet access and SD If you want copy to perform more quietly, select “Normal card. ( Silent )” in “BD/DVD Speed for High Speed Copy”. You have forgotten your ratings PIN.
  • Page 92: Edit

    Troubleshooting guide Edit The available recording time doesn’t The contents of the USB memory cannot be increase even after deleting titles on the read. disc. Remove the USB memory from the USB port and then Available space on BD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, +R, or insert again.
  • Page 93: Broadcast

    Broadcast To reset this unit Picture regularly breaks up on some To return all the settings other than the main channels. ones to the factory preset Adjust the aerial reception with “Manual Tuning”. ( Perform “Shipping Condition” or “Default Settings”. Picture very infrequently breaks up on some or all channels.
  • Page 94: Reference

    Unit care Refere Cleaning HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care ∫ This unit The HDD is a high precision recording instrument and because of its long recording capability and high speed ≥Wipe with a soft, dry cloth. operation it is a very special device that is easily susceptible ≥Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this to damage.
  • Page 95: Operations That Can Be Performed

    Operations that can be performed simultaneously Operations that can be performed while recording or copying a title (≤: Possible, –: Impossible) Playback of Playback of Playback of still Playback of HDD music recorded discs pictures on HDD While recording to HDD in DR mode ≤...
  • Page 96: Audio Information

    Audio information The digital audio output might be different depending on the terminal connected to the amplifier/receiver and the setting of this unit. ( 79, Digital Audio Output) ≥The number of channels listed is the maximum possible number of output channels. ∫...
  • Page 97: Structure Of Folders Displayed By This Unit

    Structure of folders displayed by this unit You can play DivX, MP3 and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by making folders as shown below. However depending on the method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you numbered the folders. [BD-R] Structure of DivX folders [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] Structure of MP3, still picture or DivX folders Prefix with 3-digit numbers in the order you...
  • Page 98: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice. ∫ Audio Recording system: Dolby Digital 2ch ∫ General (XP, SP, LP, EP mode), Dimensions (WkHkD): Linear PCM (XP mode), 430 mmk66 mmk238 mm Dolby Digital Max 5.1ch (DVB-T) (excluding the projecting parts) (DR, HG, HX, HE, HL, HM mode) 430 mmk66 mmk249 mm HE-AAC 2ch (DVB-T) (DR mode)
  • Page 99 ∫ Region code: ∫ Recordable discs DVD: BD-RE (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 2.1) Region B BD-R (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 1.1), 1-4X SPEED (Ver. 1.2), ∫ Playable discs 1-6X SPEED (Ver. 1.3), BD-RE (SL/DL): BD-RE Ver. 2.1 conforming, JPEG 1-2X SPEED LTH type (Ver. 1.2), BD-R (SL/DL): BD-R LTH TYPE Ver.
  • Page 100: About Divx/Mpeg2/Avchd/Jpeg/Mp3 Files

    Specifications ∫ HD (High Definition)-Video About DivX/MPEG2/AVCHD/ Playable media SD Card, USB device § Codec MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 JPEG/MP3 files File Format AVCHD format conforming ∫ DivX Video Recording conversion and transfer is possible § Playable media BD-R, BD-R DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, from USB device to HDD, BD-RE (SL/DL) or BD-R CD-R, CD-RW, USB device (SL/DL) disc.
  • Page 101: Recording Modes And Approximate Recording Times

    Recording modes and approximate recording times Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may become shorter than indicated. Recording Mode [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R]DL] (500 GB) Single Layer Dual Layer Single-sided Double-sided (8.5 GB) [+R] (25 GB) (50 GB)
  • Page 102: Licenses

    SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. At least three (3) years from delivery of products, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia the contact information provided below, for a charge no...
  • Page 103 “Blu-ray Disc” is a trademark. “BONUSVIEW” is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. “BD-LIVE” logo is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. x.v.Colour is a trademark. VIERA CAST is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation. YouTube and Picasa are trademarks of Google, Inc. VQT2J70...
  • Page 104 Licenses ® Gracenote Corporate Description Music and video recognition technology and related data are ® provided by Gracenote . Gracenote is the industry standard in music recognition technology and related content delivery. For more information, please visit ® Gracenote Proprietary Legends CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and music and video-related data from Gracenote, Inc., copyright ©...
  • Page 105: Safety Precautions

    Placement device may require permission from the owner of the copyright or other such rights in that content. Panasonic has Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, no authority to and does not grant you that permission and high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration.
  • Page 106: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD Dolby TrueHD AVCHD is a new format (standard) for High Definition video Dolby TrueHD is a very high quality audio format that cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution reproduces the studio master audio. BD-Video supports up HD images.
  • Page 107 Finalise JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) A process that makes play of a recorded CD-R, CD-RW, This is a system used for compressing/decoding colour still DVD-R, etc. possible on equipment that can play such pictures. If you select JPEG as the storage system on digital media.
  • Page 108 Glossary Pan&Scan/Letterbox Thumbnail In general, BD-Video and DVD-Video are produced with the This refers to a miniature representation of a picture used to intention that they be viewed on a widescreen TV (16:9 display multiple pictures in the form of a list. aspect ratio), so images often don’t fit regular (4:3 aspect x.v.Colour ratio) TVs.
  • Page 109: Index

    Index Accessories Delete Batteries ........3 Album (Still picture) .
  • Page 110 Index Glossary Operations ........106 Reset ........83, 93 Gracenote Database ®...
  • Page 111 Specifications ....... 98 Still pictures Recording ........24 Copying .
  • Page 112 Panasonic Corporation Web Site: VQT2J70 F0510KA0 © Panasonic Corporation 2010...

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