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Philips DVDR1000/171 Owner's Manual

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Digital Video Disc Recorder

Owner's Manual
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  • Page 1: Digital Video Disc Recorder

    • Hookups, • First Time Setup, and • Feature Operation. Do not attempt to return this product to the store. For fast help, call us first! 1-800-531-0039 Thank you for making Philips a part of your home!

  • Page 2

    Once your PHILIPS purchase is registered, you’re eligible to receive all the privileges of owning a PHILIPS product. So complete and return the Warranty Registration Card enclosed with your purchase at once. And take advantage of these important benefits.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents 3 General Information Contents ...............3 Safety Information .

  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited. Declaration of Conformity Model Number: DVDR1000 Trade Name: Philips Responsible Party: Philips Consumer Electronics P.O. Box 14810, Knoxville, TN 37914-1810 (865) 521-4316...

  • Page 5

    Safety Information (cont’d) 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. 17. Tilt/Stability - All televisions must comply with recommended international global safety standards for READ BEFORE OPERATING EQUIPMENT. tilt and stability properties of cabinet design. Read these instructions. • Do not compromise these design standards by applying excessive pull force to the front, or top, of the Keep these instructions.

  • Page 6: Introduction

    6 Introduction Welcome! Your Philips DVD Recorder both records DVD+RWs and plays prerecorded DVDs. You can record TV programs, edit camcorder recordings, and quickly access your DVD+RW recordings in the Index Picture Screen. Plus, the DVD+RW recordings you make on the Recorder will play on some DVD Players and DVD-ROM drives.

  • Page 7: Playable Discs 7

    Recorder. To determine which Discs you should use with this Recorder, refer to the following information. Look for these logos on your Discs to determine whether the Disc will or will not play or record on the Philips DVD Recorder. Discs for Recording and Playing...

  • Page 8: General Information

    8 General Information Battery Installation Remove the battery compartment lid on the rear of the remote control by sliding the lid down, then off. Place two AA batteries inside the battery compartment with their + and – ends aligned as indicated. Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries (standard, alkaline, etc.).

  • Page 9: Hookups 9

    Set the TV to the correct Video In channel. Such channels may be called AUX or AUXILIARY IN, AUDIO/VIDEO or A/V IN, EXT1 or EXT2, etc. These channels often are near channel 00. See your TV manual for details. Or, change TV channels until you see the blue Philips DVD screen saver on the TV screen.

  • Page 10: Helpful Hints

    10 Hookups (cont’d) Connecting to a TV Only TV has Component Video In Jacks Back of TV (example only) RIGHT AUDIO IN Cb/B-Y LEFT AUDIO IN Cr/R-Y RIGHT AUDIO IN Antenna Pb/Cb LEFT AUDIO IN or Cable TV Signal Pr/Cr EXT 3 EXT 3 COMPONENT VIDEO...

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    Hookups (cont’d) 11 Connecting to a TV Only TV has an S-Video In Jack Back of TV (example only) RIGHT AUDIO IN LEFT AUDIO IN S-AUDIO IN RIGHT AUDIO IN Antenna LEFT AUDIO IN or Cable TV Signal S-VIDEO IN EXT 3 EXT 3 COMPONENT VIDEO...

  • Page 12

    12 Hookups (cont’d) Connecting to a TV Only TV has a yellow CVBS Video In jack Back of TV (example only) RIGHT AUDIO IN LEFT AUDIO IN VIDEO IN RIGHT AUDIO IN Antenna LEFT AUDIO IN or Cable TV Signal VIDEO IN EXT 3 EXT 3...

  • Page 13

    Hookups (cont’d) 13 Connecting to a TV and a two-channel Stereo (Stereo has Dolby Pro Logic or right/left Audio In jacks) Stereo Back of TV (example only) (example only) S-AUDIO IN RIGHT AUDIO IN Antenna S-VIDEO IN LEFT AUDIO IN or Cable TV Signal EXT 3...

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    14 Hookups (cont’d) Connecting to a TV and a Stereo Receiver (Receiver has Dolby Digital , MPEG2, or Digital Theater System) Receiver (example only) Back of TV (example only) S-AUDIO IN Antenna or Cable TV COAXIAL DIGITAL Signal S-VIDEO IN AUDIO IN EXT 3 EXT 3...

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    Hookups (cont’d) 15 Connecting to Other Equipment (optional) EXT 3 EXT 3 COMPONENT VIDEO PROG SCAN RC 6 EXT 2 EXT 1 EXT 1/2 VIDEO OUT RIGHT AUDIO OUT LEFT AUDIO OUT • After connecting the Recorder directly to your TV, additional IN jacks will be available on the rear of the Recorder.

  • Page 16: Initial Setup

    16 Initial Setup Initial Setup screens will appear the very first time you turn on the Recorder. These on-screen messages and menus will help you set up Recorder features TUNER ON/OFF quickly, including TV channels and language options. Follow the steps below to set up the Recorder as directed on the TV screen. REC/OTR STOP PLAY...

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    Initial Setup (cont’d) 17 Continued from previous page The Subtitle Language menu appears next. Press 98 to choose the language you prefer for subtitles, then press OK. TUNER ON/OFF The Recorder will automatically show subtitles in the language you selected if subtitles are available in that language on the Disc. If your REC/OTR STOP PLAY...

  • Page 18: Quick Disc Playback

    SLOW FORWARD Turn on your TV. Set it to the correct Video In channel. You should see the blue Philips DVD screen saver on the TV screen PREVIOUS NEXT (if no Disc is in the Recorder). Details are on pages 9-14.

  • Page 19: Quick Recording 19

    Quick Recording 19 DVD+RW The DVD Recorder can record TV programming onto a DVD+RW. Before you begin, make sure you have installed the TV channels. Details are TUNER ON/OFF on pages 16-17 and 36. Using an unprotected, recordable DVD+RW, fol- low the steps below to record TV channels.

  • Page 20: Remote Control Buttons

    20 Remote Control Buttons TUNER Button ON/OFF Button Press to choose disc mode or tuner Press to turn on or off the power of mode. In disc mode, use the Index the DVD Recorder. Picture Screen, view Disc playback, or The STAND BY/ON light on the make recordings.

  • Page 21: Remote Control Buttons

    Remote Control Buttons (cont’d) 21 SLOW H Button REVERSE É E ´ ´ Button Press to search backward, or fast Press repeatedly to select a slow reverse, during playback. Press motion speed. You can choose to repeatedly to play the Disc backward play the Disc at 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8 the at 4 or 32 times the normal speed.

  • Page 22: Front Panel

    22 Front Panel STAND BY / ON Button and Light Press the STAND BY / ON button to turn on or off the power of the DVD Recorder. The STAND BY / ON light will be red if the DVD Recorder power is off (standby).

  • Page 23: Display 23

    Display 23 DVD+RW DVD+Rewritable inserted Remote Control command received TRACK TIME DVD inserted Elapsed playing time of the current Track in hours, minutes, and seconds TITLE appears during playback. Current Title number TOTAL TIME TRACK Total playback or recording time in Current Track number hours, minutes, and seconds TIME REMAIN...

  • Page 24: Rear Panel

    24 Rear Panel MAINS (AC Power) Connect the supplied AC power cord here and to a stan- dard AC outlet after completing all other connections. TV jack If your television only has a 75 ohm or RF coaxial jack, connect the supplied RF coaxial cable to the TV jack on the DVD Recorder and to IN RC 6 jack the RF IN jack on the TV You will need an RF modulator.

  • Page 25: Menu Bars 25

    Menu Bars 25 In addition to using the shortcut buttons on the remote control to select fea- tures, you can use the Menu Bars to operate features. You can not access the Menu Bars during recording. When a Menu Bar is on the screen, press the 98 ; : buttons on the remote control to select an item.

  • Page 26: On-screen Symbols, Status Box

    26 On-screen Symbols, Status Box On-screen Symbols The following symbols will appear briefly on the TV screen when you activate some Disc features. Scan The first 10 seconds of each Angle Multiple angles are available. scan Chapter/Track will play. Details are on page 30. Details are on page 33.

  • Page 27: Information Boxes 27

    Information Boxes 27 Warning box Appears near the bottom of the screen when appropriate. Examples and details are on page 43. Disc locked Tuner Information box Appears on the left side of the TV screen and identifies the current TV channel or Video source you are watching.

  • Page 28: Title/disc Menus, Chapter/track Selection

    28 Title/Disc Menus, Chapter/Track Selection DVD+RW Title/Disc menus TUNER ON/OFF Press DISC MENU during Disc playback. For a DVD, if the current Title has a menu, the Title menu will appear on the screen. Otherwise, the Disc menu will appear. The REC/OTR STOP PLAY...

  • Page 29: Audio Language, Subtitles 29

    Audio Language, Subtitles 29 CLEAR SELECT TIMER Audio Language Some DVDs are recorded in different languages. For example, you may be able to watch the same movie in French, Spanish, etc. The movie may have MUTE special audio features, such as a director’s commentary or music sound- track.

  • Page 30: Zoom, Camera Angle

    30 Zoom, Camera Angle VIDEO CD DVD+RW REC/OTR Zoom STOP PLAY Zooming lets you enlarge the video image during playback and pan through the enlarged image. REVERSE PAUSE SLOW FORWARD Press ZOOM a during Disc playback. a Zoom will be select- PREVIOUS NEXT ed in the Menu Bar.

  • Page 31: Sound, Still Picture/frame-by-frame Playback 31

    Sound, Still Picture/Frame-by-Frame Playback 31 Sound Choose a sound setting based on the capabilities of the equipment to which you connected the DVD Recorder. Details are on pages 9-14 and 57. TUNER ON/OFF Press SYSTEM MENU. REC/OTR STOP PLAY Press : repeatedly to select REVERSE PAUSE SLOW...

  • Page 32: Slow Motion, Forward And Reverse Searching

    32 Slow Motion, Forward and Reverse Searching DVD+RW Slow Motion TUNER ON/OFF Start slow motion playback simply by pressing the SLOW H button during playback. Press SLOW H repeatedly to play the Disc at 1/2, 1/4, or 1/8 the regular speed. REC/OTR STOP PLAY...

  • Page 33: Time Search, Scan 33

    Time Search, Scan 33 VIDEO CD DVD+RW TUNER ON/OFF Time Search Time Search lets you choose a specific time at which you want to begin REC/OTR STOP PLAY playback. REVERSE PAUSE SLOW FORWARD Press SYSTEM MENU during Disc playback. PREVIOUS NEXT EDIT Press : repeatedly to select...

  • Page 34: Repeat, Repeat A-b

    34 Repeat, Repeat A-B AUDIO CD VIDEO CD DVD+RW Repeat MUTE You may play a Chapter, Track, Title or entire Disc repeatedly. During Disc playback, press REPEAT repeatedly to choose a Repeat option. Depending on the type of Disc, you may choose to play the Chapter, Track, Title, or Disc repeatedly.

  • Page 35: Index Picture Screen 35

    Index Picture Screen 35 The Index Picture Screen shows the Titles you have recorded on a DVD+RW. It appears automatically when you stop playback or recording and a DVD+RW is in the Recorder. (The DVD+RW must con- tain recorded content.) An Index Picture represents each Title.

  • Page 36: Installation: Automatic Channel Programming

    36 Installation: Automatic Channel Programming Although the DVD Recorder selects available TV channels during Initial Setup, you may want to repeat the process later if more channels become available in your area. This will erase and replace all previously stored TUNER ON/OFF channels.

  • Page 37: Installation: Vcr Plus+ Ch

    Installation: VCR Plus+ Ch. 37 If you intend to use the VCR Plus+ programming system, program the DVD Recorder with your local channel information. This will only take a few minutes. Since the channel numbers of the stations you receive may TUNER ON/OFF not be the same as the station numbers, and since channel numbers differ...

  • Page 38: Installation: Clock Setting

    38 Installation: Clock Setting Time/Date Automatic The Recorder can set the time and date automatically by referring to your TUNER ON/OFF local PBS station. If the Recorder chooses an incorrect PBS channel or sets the time/date incorrectly, you can set the information manually. Details are on page 39.

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    Installation: Clock Setting (cont’d) 39 Time/Date Manual If the Recorder does not set the time and date correctly using the TUNER ON/OFF Time/Date Automatic feature, set the clock manually by following the steps below. REC/OTR STOP PLAY Press SYSTEM MENU. may be selected.

  • Page 40: One-touch Recording

    40 One-Touch Recording Insert a recordable DVD+RW into the Recorder. Details are on pages 18 and 22. TUNER ON/OFF In the Index Picture Screen, press 89 to select an empty REC/OTR Title (or empty Index Picture box) on the Disc that has STOP PLAY enough remaining recording time for the recording.

  • Page 41: Timer Recording 41

    Timer Recording 41 Press TIMER on the remote control. TUNER ON/OFF Press 89 to select Timer Programming, then press :. REC/OTR Timer STOP PLAY REVERSE PAUSE SLOW FORWARD K VCR Plus+ programming uB Timer Programming PREVIOUS NEXT L Timer List EDIT To exit Press TIMER...

  • Page 42: Vcr Plus+ Timer Recording

    42 VCR Plus+ Timer Recording A PlusCode is a number of up to eight digits, printed in most TV guides next to the start time of a TV program. You can program a timer record- TUNER ON/OFF ing quickly by simply entering the code for your program. Before you begin, complete the VCR Plus+ channel setup.

  • Page 43: Erasing Timer Recordings, Error Messages 43

    Erasing Timer Recordings, Error Messages 43 Erasing Timer Recordings Press TIMER. TUNER ON/OFF Press 89 to choose Timer list, then press :. REC/OTR STOP PLAY REVERSE PAUSE SLOW FORWARD Press 89 to highlight the timer recording you want to clear. PREVIOUS NEXT EDIT...

  • Page 44: Title Settings Menu

    44 Title Settings Menu The Title Settings Menu lets you rename a Title that you have recorded onto a DVD+RW. From the same menu, you can also play the entire selected Title or erase the chosen Title from the DVD+RW. TUNER ON/OFF When playback is stopped and a DVD+RW is in the DVD...

  • Page 45: Manual Recording Volume, Append Recording 45

    Manual Recording Volume, Append Recording 45 Manual Recording Volume You can adjust manually the volume level of your DVD Recorder during recording. During recording of a TV broadcast, press AUTO/MAN REC VOLUME on the front of the DVD Recorder. (You may have to press PANEL first to access the front panel buttons.) The display will show the current audio level.

  • Page 46: Record Settings, Chapter Markers

    46 Record Settings, Chapter Markers Record Settings TUNER ON/OFF Press SYSTEM MENU. may be selected. If it is not, press ; to select it. REC/OTR STOP PLAY Press 9 repeatedly to select , then press :. REVERSE PAUSE SLOW FORWARD Press 89 to select Record mode, Auto chapters, or LP/EP PREVIOUS NEXT...

  • Page 47: Editing: Disc Information Screen 47

    Editing: Disc Information Screen 47 You can change Disc settings for a DVD+RW from the Disc Information Screen. TUNER ON/OFF When in the Index Picture Screen, press STOP C to select the first Title on the DVD+RW. REC/OTR STOP PLAY Press 8 to enter the Disc Information Screen.

  • Page 48: Editing

    48 Editing On the Index Picture Screen, press 89 to select the Title TUNER ON/OFF you want to edit, then press PLAY : to begin playback. During DVD+RW playback, press EDIT. The Favorite Scene REC/OTR STOP PLAY Selection menu will overlay the currently playing video image. The current Title and Chapter numbers will appear at the top of the REVERSE PAUSE...

  • Page 49: Access Control 49

    Access Control limits viewing of Discs that exceed the limits you set. This feature TUNER ON/OFF will not limit viewing if the Disc manufacturer did not code the Disc. Philips cannot guarantee the availability of Access Control with all Discs, and therefore denies any REC/OTR...

  • Page 50: Child Lock

    50 Access Control (cont’d) Child Lock TUNER ON/OFF Press SYSTEM MENU. may be selected. If it is not, press ; to select it. REC/OTR STOP PLAY Press 9 repeatedly to select , then press :. Access control will be highlighted. REVERSE PAUSE SLOW...

  • Page 51

    Access Control (cont’d) 51 Locking or Unlocking Specific Discs Not all DVDs are rated or coded by Parental levels. You may choose to Insert a Disc. specifically lock or unlock a Disc by choosing Play once or Play always. This way, you can disable viewing regardless of the rating of the DVD.

  • Page 52: Parental Level

    52 Access Control (cont’d) Parental Level DVDs may contain alternative scenes that conform to the Parental Level, or movie rating, that you select. The Parental Level may apply to the complete Disc or to certain scenes on the Disc. These scenes are rated from 1 to 8. TUNER ON/OFF Follow the steps below to set the Parental Level at which you want Discs to...

  • Page 53: Access Control

    Access Control (cont'd) 53 Change Country If a Disc has Parental Level coding, the codings are applicable only for the country specified on the Disc. The Disc manufacturer sets these codings. TUNER ON/OFF For example, a Disc may be coded at Level 3 for the United States. So, for some Discs, you may need to choose the Country for which the REC/OTR STOP...

  • Page 54: User Preference Settings

    Status box Status box only appears when such a Disc Auto resume Auto resume is in the Philips Recorder. If the Low power standby s On Low power standby Disc is unprotected, you can s On adapt the disc format by select- ing Adapt Disc Format.

  • Page 55: Picture Settings 55

    Picture Settings 55 Press SYSTEM MENU. may be selected. If it is not, press ; to select it. TUNER ON/OFF Press 9 to select , then press :. REC/OTR STOP PLAY REVERSE PAUSE SLOW FORWARD Press 89 to select TV Shape, Black level shift, or Video shift.

  • Page 56: Digital Output

    56 Digital Output After connecting the DVD Recorder to your TV and other equipment, you may need to change the DVD Recorder’s Digital Output setting. Look to TUNER ON/OFF see which DVD Recorder audio jacks you connected to your other equip- ment, then set your Digital Output accordingly.

  • Page 57: Analog Output 57

    Analog Output 57 If you connected the DVD Recorder’s red and white AUDIO OUT jacks to a Stereo (or Stereo TV) as shown on pages 10-13, choose a setting for TUNER ON/OFF Analog Output. You do not need to adjust this setting if you used the DIGITAL AUDIO REC/OTR OUT (OPTICAL or COAX) jacks on the DVD Recorder.

  • Page 58: Language Settings, Recording Audio

    58 Language Settings, Recording Audio Language Settings TUNER ON/OFF Select a different language for the Disc Menu, Audio soundtrack, or Subtitles if multiple languages are available on the Disc. REC/OTR STOP PLAY Press SYSTEM MENU. may be selected. If it is not, press ; REVERSE PAUSE SLOW...

  • Page 59: Night Mode, Remote Control Settings 59

    DVD Recorder (as shown at right and throughout this book). MUTE However, if you have another Philips DVD Player and want to use that remote to also control the DVD Recorder, you may do so if you select DVD Player as the Remote Control used.

  • Page 60: Using Your Recorder's Remote Control With Your Tv

    60 Using Your Recorder’s Remote Control with Your TV The following buttons on your DVD Recorder’s remote control will oper- TV switch ate the TV at any time: • VOL +/- increases/decreases TV volume CLEAR SELECT TIMER • H H mutes/activates the TV sound The following buttons operate the TV if you press and hold the TV switch MUTE on the right side of the remote while pressing these buttons:...

  • Page 61

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  • Page 62: Helpful Hints

    62 Helpful Hints If you are having problems with your product, check this list of problems and possible solutions before requesting service. You may be able to solve the problem yourself. If you need to call a customer service representative, please know the model number and serial num- ber of your product before you call.

  • Page 63

    Use a commonly available cleaning CD/DVD to clean the lens of the DVD Recorder. • A DVD+RW recorded on a different brand of Recorder can play on the Philips DVD Recorder, but all its features may not be accessible. However, you may be able to adapt the disc format so you can access the Disc’s original features.

  • Page 64: Glossary

    64 Glossary AC-3: Audio Coding 3, also known as Dolby Digital; a multi-channel digital audio compression system from Dolby Labs. Analog: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analog sound varies, while digital sound has specific numerical values. Analog sound is available when you use the red and white audio jacks on your equipment. These jacks send audio through two channels, the left and right.

  • Page 65: Diagnostic Test 65

    Release PLAY :. Momentarily, “FAIL” or “PASS” will appear on the display panel. If “FAIL” appears, your Recorder needs repair. Contact the Philips Customer Care Center for the Authorized Service Center nearest you. If “PASS” appears, the Recorder apparently has no failure. The problem may be incorrect inter- pretation of the operating instructions, a wrong Disc in use, or incorrect connections.

  • Page 66: Specifications

    66 Specifications DISC FORMATS SUPPORTED AUDIO FORMAT Disc type Playback Recording Compressed digital Playback Recording DVD+RW • • • Dolby Digital (AC-3) Multi-channel 2-channel DVD-RW (Video format) • — 16 bit, DVD-R • — fs 48 kHz DVD-Video • — •...

  • Page 67: Limited Warranty 67

    • incidental or consequential damages resulting from the for a particular purpose. Philips is not liable under any cir- product. (Some states do not allow the exclusion of inci- cumstances for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or con-...

  • Page 68: Information Index

    Information Index a/ch button ........21 edit button........21 pbs channel ......38-39 3D sound.......25, 31, 57 ac power cord ....10-14, 24 editing ...........48 pcm only ........56 time .........38-39 access control ......49-53 ep ...........46 picture settings......55 time search......25, 33 adapt disc format.......54 erase disc ........47 play always........51 time zone.......38-39 add/delete channels....36...

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