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DR-MV100B
For Customer Use :
Enter below the Model No. and
Serial No. which are located on the
rear of cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
INSTRUCTIONS
LVT1876-001A
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  • Page 1: Dvd Video Recorder

    DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MV100B For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on the rear of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. INSTRUCTIONS LVT1876-001A...

  • Page 2

    CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK CAUTION: DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE This product employs a Laser System. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE To ensure proper use of this product, please read this PERSONNEL.

  • Page 3

    FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or CAUTION concerning the Power Cord use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifica- Most appliances recommend they be placed upon tions to this equipment may cause harmful interfer- a dedicated circuit; ence unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL. AND THOSE MARKED ON THE PRODUCT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This product has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in elec- tric shock or fire hazard.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION RECORDING About DVD recording ....33 About the Symbol Display ... . .2 Notes for recording .

  • Page 6: Symbol Used In This Manual, Notes On Discs, Moisture Condensation

    Introduction Notes on Discs To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. Handling Discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the About the Symbol Display disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface.

  • Page 7: Recordable And Playable Discs, Recommended Recordable Dvd Discs

    Any edited contents are not compatible on DVD+R compatible players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, etc.) Limited title/chapter editing features. Recommended recordable DVD discs DVD-R DVD+R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(8x, 16x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(3x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(4x) HP(4x) Maxell(5x) JVC(3x) JVC(6x, 4x) Verbatim(4x) Maxell(4x) Ricoh(4x)

  • Page 8: Playable Discs, Regional Code

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.

  • Page 9: Restrictions On Video Recording, What Is 'cprm, Copyright, Notice For Progressive Scan Use

    Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. •...

  • Page 10: Front Panel

    Front Panel f g h Lights when the Recorder is in playing mode Disc Tray (DVD deck) or flashes when search mode. Insert a disc here. The VCR deck is selected. Z OPEN/CLOSE Opens or closes the disc tray. Indicates when the recorder is in timer recording or a timer recording is Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) programmed.

  • Page 11: Remote Control, About The Remote Control

    Displays information of current status. Changes the input to use for recording RETURN (O) (Tuner, AV1, AV2, or DV IN). Removes the menu. JVC TV Control Buttons - TV STANDBY/ON: Turns the TV on or off. AUDIO - INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.

  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel h i j ANTENNA IN (FROM ANT.) ANTENNA OUT (TO TV) Connect the antenna to this terminal. Connect to a TV with ANTENNA coaxial inputs OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) COAXIAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment.

  • Page 13: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings Depending on your TV and other equipment there are various ways you can connect the Antenna Antenna recorder. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary for additional connection informa- tion.

  • Page 14: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to your TV Connections to your TV Notes: • Set the resolution to 480p using OUTPUT STATUS but- Make one of the following connections, depending on ton on the front panel for progressive signal. the capabilities of your TV. •...

  • Page 15: Hdmi Connection

    HDMI connection HDMI compatible TV If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it HDMI to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).

  • Page 16: Connection To An Amplifier

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Rear of Recorder Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables (A) supplied.

  • Page 17: Connecting A Digital Camcorder

    Connecting a Digital Connecting a Digital Accessory Audio/V ideo (A/V) Accessory Audio/V ideo (A/V) Recorder Camcorder Recorder Camcorder Connections to Connections to Connect the INPUT 1 or AV IN 2 jacks on the Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV Recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your acces- in/out jack of your DV Digital Camcorder to the front sory component, using the optional audio/video...

  • Page 18: Initial Setup Wizard

    Initial Setup W izard 5. Enter the necessary information for year, date and Initial Setup W izard time. After the STANDBY/ON is pressed for the first time to turn on the unit or after factory setting (See page 16), the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the Language, Channels and Clock step-by-step until the setup is complete.

  • Page 19: Using The Home Menu, Initial Settings

    Using the Home Menu Easy Menu Using the Home Menu Dubbing: Displays [Dubbing] menu. (See page • From the Home Menu screen you can access all the Media for playback and recording of the recorder. Disc Manager: Displays Disc setup menu. (See •...

  • Page 20: General Settings

    General Settings General Settings 4. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER. [Add] Adds a unmemorized channel manually. Auto Channel Set [Delete] Deletes a memorized channel from channel list. A digital channel has multiple This recorder is equipped with a frequency channels, so if you delete the digital channel, synthesized tuner capable of receiving the analog all multiple channels will be deleted.

  • Page 21: Language Settings

    Language Settings Analog Caption is not displayed on this Recorder. Language Settings If your TV has the Analog Caption function, you can Note: switch the Analog Caption using the TV. If analog You can set [DTV Caption], [DTV Caption Style], and digital caption is overlapped on the TV screen, [DTV Caption Option] and [DTV Audio] options only while switch off one of two captions.

  • Page 22: Audio Settings, Lock (parental Control) Settings

    Audio Settings Lock (Parental Control) Settings Audio Settings Lock (Parental Control) Settings Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the Recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. [US Rating] [Canadian Rating] Notes: •...

  • Page 23

    TV Movie Rating (US Rating) Note: If you delete your password, all ratings will be reset to the Blocks movies according to the movie ratings restrictions default setting. The default setting is to allow all programs to so children cannot view certain movies. You can set the be viewed in full.

  • Page 24: Recording Settings

    Recording Settings TV Rating-CELR (US Rating) Recording Settings (CELR: Canadian English Language Rating system) 1. Select the [TV Rating-CELR] option then press B. 2. Follow step 2 as shown in [Lock System] above. 3. Select a rating then press ENTER. [E]: Exempt TV program includes: news, sports, doc- umentaries and other information program, talk shows, music videos, and variety program.

  • Page 25: Disc Settings

    Disc Settings Disc Settings Notes: • Finalization can take up to 3-4 minutes or more depend- ing on the type of disc, how much is recorded on the Initialize disc, and the number of titles on the disc. If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will Tips: initialize the disc.

  • Page 26: Channel Selection, Channel Selection With Channel List Menu

    DivX Registration Code Channel Selection with Channel List DivX menu ® We provide you the DivX VOD (Video On Demand) registration code that allows you to rent and purchase ® videos using the DivX VOD service. For more information, visit www.divx.com/vod. 1.

  • Page 27: General Explanation Of On-screen Display, Displaying Information While Watching Tv, Displaying Disc Information On-screen, Playback

    General Explanation of General Explanation of Tips: If provided by the broadcaster, the MUTILINGUAL (DTV On-Screen Display On-Screen Display Multiple Audio Icon) appears on the channel informa-tion display to indicate that you can select one of those audio Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only languages with the AUDIO button.

  • Page 28: Remote Control Function, Playing A Dvd

    1. Press VCR to control the VCR deck. 2. Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. Remote Control A/B/C/D Code Switching The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC • If the unit is powered off, it will power on video units independently. Each of the units can automatically when the tape is loaded.

  • Page 29: Vcr Playback Options

    VCR Playback Options Buttons Operations EJECT (Z) Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. PAUSE (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to step forward one frame at a time. • After 5 minutes in STILL mode the Recorder stops to protect the tape and video heads.

  • Page 30: Dvd Or Video Cd Playback Features

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features Discs Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. All Discs PAUSE (X) Pause playback. All Discs Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. DVD ALL You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode.

  • Page 31

    Buttons Operations Discs PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-]: Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B DVD ALL (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your Karaoke DVD chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins. [CHAPTER]: Repeats the current chapter.

  • Page 32: Special Playback Options

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options Camera Angle If the disc contains scenes recorded at different If a menu screen is displayed camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. Press DISPLAY then select In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. the Angle icon during playback.

  • Page 33: Playing A Divx Movie File

    Playing a DivX Movie File Movie List menu options Playing a DivX Movie File 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Movie The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX List] menu then press ENTER. files, read “DivX file requirement”...

  • Page 34

    Playing an Audio CD or Music List menu options Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 1. Press v / V to select a track/file or folder on the [Music List] menu then press ENTER. The Recorder can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files.

  • Page 35: Viewing A Jpeg Files

    iewing a JPEG files Photo List menu options iewing a JPEG files 1. Use v V b B to select a file then press ENTER. This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG The menu options appear. recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 32. 1.

  • Page 36

    View Slide Shows Photo file requirement 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] File extensions menu. “.jpg” 2. Press ENTER. Photo size: Less than 4MB recommended CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET. DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc: Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders) 3.

  • Page 37: About Dvd Recording, Notes For Recording, Recording Time And Picture Quality

    Recording About DVD recording • If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure you change the About DVD recording recording format (Video mode or VR mode) before you record anything on the disc. See page 21 Notes: (Initialize) for how to do this. •...

  • Page 38: Basic Recording From A Tv, Instant Timer Recording

    Basic Recording from a TV Instant T imer Recording Basic Recording from a TV Instant T imer Recording Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a Recording starts immediately and continues until the recording easily of a preset length without using the disc or tape is full or you stop the recording.

  • Page 39: Timer Recording

    imer Recording 4. Enter the necessary information for your timer imer Recording recording(s). • b / B (left/right) – Move the cursor left/right The Timer Recording function allows you to record up • v / V (up/down) – Change the setting at the to 16 programs within a period of one month.

  • Page 40: Timer Recording Troubleshooting

    Timer Recording Troubleshooting Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not record when: • There is no disc (or tape) loaded. • A non-recordable disc (or tape) is loaded. • Disc Protect is set to [ON] in the Disc menu (see page 21).

  • Page 41: Dubbing From Dvd To Vcr, Dubbing From Vcr To Dvd

    Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button.

  • Page 42: Recording From External Components

    Recording from External Recording from External Components Components You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the Recorder’s external inputs. 1. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the Recorder. See page 13.

  • Page 43: Recording From Dv Input

    Recording from DV Input You cannot record date and time information from Recording from DV Input • a DV cassette. Disconnecting the DV cable while recording a Before DV dubbing • contents of the connected digital camcorder may You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this result in malfunction.

  • Page 44: Title List And Chapter List Menu Overview

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.

  • Page 45: Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing, Adding Chapter Markers

    Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Playlist Editing You can create chapters within a title by inserting Titles, Chapters and Parts chapter marks at the desired points. Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or Note: more chapters.

  • Page 46: Making A New Playlist, Playlist

    Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Chapters to the Playlist Chapters to the Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits Playlist title even if it is already registered.

  • Page 47: Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Deleting A Part

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Deleting a Part Deleting a Part Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/Chapter You can delete a part which you do not want in the When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist title.

  • Page 48: Time Search

    Naming a T itle Naming a T itle Notes: Names can be up to 32 characters long. • You can name the titles. For discs formatted on a different recorder, you • will see only a limited character set. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER.

  • Page 49: Moving A Playlist Chapter, Protect A Title

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Tip: If you select a hidden chapter or title on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing [Show] option on the menu. After doing that, Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of you are able to see the chapter or title.

  • Page 50: Combining Two Chapters Into One

    Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Into One Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters Use this command to split a title up into two new into one.

  • Page 51: Overwriting Recording

    Overwriting Recording 2. On DVD mode, press TITLE in Play mode or Stop Overwriting Recording mode. Title List menu will appear as shown below. To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc.

  • Page 52: Language Code List, Area Codes List

    Reference Language Code List Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073...

  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Correction The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall out- No power. let securely. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder Select the appropriate video input signal output.

  • Page 54

    Symptom Cause Correction The Recorder does not No disc is inserted. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the No tape is inserted. disc or tape indicator in the display start playback. window is lit.) An unplayable disc is inserted. Insert a playable disc.

  • Page 55: Resetting The Recorder

    Symptom Cause Correction Picture or sound of Antenna or cables are loose. Tighten connections or replace cable. broadcasting channel is Wrong Tuning Band is selected in the Try [Auto Channel Set] options; see weak or missing. Recorder Setup menu. page 16 for details. Can’t play disc recorded The disc was recorded in Video mode.

  • Page 56: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz Power consumption 430 X 80 X 260 mm (16.9 x 3.1 x 10.2 Dimensions (approx.) inches) (w x h x d) 4.25 kg Net Weight (approx.) (9.3 lbs) Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Signal system...

  • Page 57

    DVD Specifications Laser system Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm Frequency response DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio More than 95dB Harmonic distortion Less than 0.008% Dynamic range More than 90 dB Inputs ANTENNA IN Antenna or CATV input, 75 ohms...

  • Page 58: Warranty

    ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.) ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)

  • Page 59

    FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) 0208SKMLGEEGL...

  • Page 60: Included Accessories

    QUICK DR-MV100B DVD VIDEO RECORDER START Basic Operation GUIDE Need Help? Please call the JVC Customer Service TOLL FREE CUSTOMER CARE HOTLINE: 1(800)252-5722 http://www.jvc.com Included Accessories RF cable "AAA" battery x 2 (For remote control) Remote control Video cable Audio cable...

  • Page 61

    INSTRUCTIONS Connection: With Cable Box Or DBS Receiver pg. 9 AC Outlet DR-MV100B ANTENNA IN (RF. IN) ANTENNA OUT (RF. OUT) DVD/VCR INPUT 1 INPUT Video OUTPUT Audio (L) (AV OUT) Audio (R) Antenna or cable (R) - Audio - (L) Video ANTENNA IN (RF.

  • Page 62

    Initial Setup Wizard INSTRUCTIONS pg. 14 Select Language STANDBY/ON Move next step Select "Tuning Band" Press "ENTER" Set the "Date, Year and Time" Moves the cursor to the previous or next column. Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press Press "ENTER"...

  • Page 63: Basic Playback, Basic Recording

    BASIC PLAYBACK INSTRUCTIONS pg. 24 Select "DVD" Select "VCR" Start Playback Start Playback Stop Playback Stop Playback Playable Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD, Audio CD BASIC RECORDING (One-Touch Recording) INSTRUCTIONS pg. 34 Start Recording Select "DVD or VCR"...

  • Page 64

    TIMER RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS (Munual Timer Programming) pg. 35 Select "HOME" Select "Timer Record" Press "ENTER" STANDBY/ON Select "NEW" and Press "ENTER" Enter the necessary information for you timer recording(s). Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press "ENTER" to check on the Timer Record List Note: Press "RETURN"...

  • Page 65

    INSTRUCTIONS Dubbing from VCR to DVD pg. 37 You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button. This allows you to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. Preparation : Set the resolution to 480i using the OUTPUT STATUS button before dubbing. Press VCR button to set the VCR mode.

  • Page 66

    JVC Customer Care Center 1-800-252-5722 DR-MV100B Quick Guide FAQ’s Thank you for your purchase of the JVC DR-MV100B DVD Video Recorder. If you have any questions regarding the hookup or operation of your DR-MV100B, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-252-5722.

  • Page 67

    DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MV79B For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on the rear of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. INSTRUCTIONS LVT1878-001A...

  • Page 68

    CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK CAUTION: DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE This product employs a Laser System. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE To ensure proper use of this product, please read this PERSONNEL.

  • Page 69

    FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or CAUTION concerning the Power Cord use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifica- Most appliances recommend they be placed upon tions to this equipment may cause harmful interfer- a dedicated circuit; ence unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.

  • Page 70

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL. AND THOSE MARKED ON THE PRODUCT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This product has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in elec- tric shock or fire hazard.

  • Page 71: About The Symbol Display, Connection To An Amplifier, Connections To Recorder, Playing A Tape

    INTRODUCTION RECORDING About the Symbol Display ... . .2 About DVD recording ....28 Notes for recording .

  • Page 72

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read Notes on Discs this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. Handling Discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the About the Symbol Display disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface.

  • Page 73

    Any edited contents are not compatible on DVD+R compatible players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, etc.) Limited title/chapter editing features. Recommended recordable DVD discs DVD-R DVD+R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(8x, 16x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(3x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(4x) HP(4x) Maxell(5x) JVC(3x) JVC(6x, 4x) Verbatim(4x) Maxell(4x) Ricoh(4x)

  • Page 74

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.

  • Page 75

    Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. •...

  • Page 76

    Front Panel f g h The DVD deck is selected. Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. Lights when the Recorder is in playing mode Z OPEN/CLOSE or flashes when search mode. Opens or closes the disc tray. The VCR deck is selected. Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) Indicates when the recorder is in timer Insert a video cassette here.

  • Page 77

    RETURN (O) (AV1, AV2, or DV IN). Removes the menu. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. JVC TV Control Buttons - TV STANDBY/ON: Turns the TV AUDIO on or off. Selects an audio language or an audio - INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.

  • Page 78: Hdmi Output

    Rear Panel f g h OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) COAXIAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment. COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P S-VIDEO OUTPUT Connect to a TV with Y P inputs Connect to a S-Video Input on TV. INPUT 1 (VIDEO/AUDIO (Left/Right)) AUDIO OUTPUT (Left/Right) Connect the audio/video output of an external...

  • Page 79

    Hookup and Settings Depending on your TV and other equipment Component Video connection there are various ways you can connect the If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready” recorder. Please refer to the manuals of your television, you may take advantage of the Recorder’s TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as progressive scan output for the highest video resolu- necessary for additional connection informa-...

  • Page 80

    HDMI connection HDMI compatible TV If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it HDMI to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).

  • Page 81

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Rear of Recorder Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables (A) supplied.

  • Page 82

    Connecting a Digital Camcorder Connecting a Digital Camcorder Cable/Satellite box Cable/Satellite box Connection to unit Connection to unit Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV in/out jack of your DV Digital Camcorder to the front To use Timer-Link Recording, connect the INPUT1 panel DV IN jack of this Recorder.

  • Page 83

    Initial Setup W izard Using the Home Menu Initial Setup W izard Using the Home Menu After the STANDBY/ON is pressed for the first time to From the Home Menu screen you can access all the turn on the unit or after factory setting (See page 14), Media for playback and recording of the recorder.

  • Page 84: Clock Set, Power Save Mode, Factory Set

    Initial Settings General Settings Initial Settings General Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to cus- tomize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require greater depth for the variety of settings. 1.

  • Page 85: Display Menu

    Language Settings Audio Settings Language Settings Audio Settings Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the Recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and information display.

  • Page 86: Disc Record Mode, Vcr Record Mode, Dv Record Audio, Auto Chapter

    Recording Settings Disc Settings Recording Settings Disc Settings Disc Record Mode Initialize You can set the picture quality for recording; If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will XP (High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), initialize the disc. LP (Low Quality), EP (Extend Quality) •...

  • Page 87: Disc Protect, Disc Label

    Finalize Disc Protect Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the Depending on the type of disc you are using, Disc disc can be played on a regular DVD player or com- Protect allows you to preserve your recordings in a puter equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.

  • Page 88: Displaying Disc Information, Displaying Information While

    General Explanation of Displaying Disc Information General Explanation of on-screen On-Screen Display On-Screen Display You can display various information about the disc or Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only tape loaded on-screen. Some items can be changed limited operation during playback. When this occurs, using the menu.

  • Page 89

    1. Press VCR to control the VCR deck. Remote Control A/B/C/D Code Switching 2. Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC • If the unit is powered off, it will power on video units independently. Each of the units can automatically when the tape is loaded.

  • Page 90

    VCR Playback Options Buttons Operations EJECT (Z) Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. PAUSE (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to step forward one frame at a time. • After 5 minutes in STILL mode the Recorder stops to protect the tape and video heads.

  • Page 91

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features Discs Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. All Discs PAUSE (X) Pause playback. All Discs Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. DVD ALL You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode.

  • Page 92

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations Discs PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-]: Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B DVD ALL (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your Karaoke DVD chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins.

  • Page 93

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options Camera Angle If the disc contains scenes recorded at different If a menu screen is displayed camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. Press DISPLAY then select In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. the Angle icon during playback.

  • Page 94

    Playing a DivX Movie File Movie List menu options Playing a DivX Movie File 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Movie The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX List] menu then press ENTER. files, read “DivX file requirement”...

  • Page 95

    Playing an Audio CD or Music List menu options Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 1. Press v / V to select a track/file or folder on the [Music List] menu then press ENTER. The Recorder can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files.

  • Page 96

    iewing a JPEG files Photo List menu options iewing a JPEG files 1. Use v V b B to select a file then press ENTER. This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG The menu options appear. recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 27. 1.

  • Page 97

    View Slide Shows Photo file requirement 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] File extensions menu. “.jpg” 2. Press ENTER. Photo size: Less than 4MB recommended CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET. DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc: Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders) 3.

  • Page 98

    Recording About DVD recording • The displayed times for recording and time About DVD recording remaining may not always add up to exactly the length of the disc. Notes: • The recording time available may decrease if you • This Recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW heavily edit a disc.

  • Page 99: Simultaneous Play And Record

    Basic Recording DVD: Each subsequent press increases the Basic Recording recording time by 10 minutes. (One-T ouch Recording) (One-T ouch Recording) VCR: Each subsequent press increases the recording time by 30 minutes (maximum You can record from an external component, such as 540 minutes).

  • Page 100

    imer-Link Recording • The external timer record will be set to off imer-Link Recording automatically when: (External T imer Recording) (External T imer Recording) - There is no recordable tape. - STOP or PAUSE button is pressed while external timer recording. - The power of this unit is ON in the external timer record standby mode.

  • Page 101: Checking Timer Recording Details, Canceling A Timer Recording

    imer Recording • If the unit is DVD mode when the VCR timer record- imer Recording ing ends, the unit will not automatically power off. • There is a short delay when a timer recording fin- The Timer Recording function allows you to record up ishes to confirm the recorded program.

  • Page 102

    Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button.

  • Page 103: Recording From A Digital Camcorder

    Recording from DV Input You cannot record date and time information from Recording from DV Input • a DV cassette. Disconnecting the DV cable while recording a Before DV dubbing • contents of the connected digital camcorder may You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this result in malfunction.

  • Page 104

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.

  • Page 105

    Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Playlist Editing You can create chapters within a title by inserting Titles, Chapters and Parts chapter marks at the desired points. Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or Note: more chapters.

  • Page 106

    Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Chapters to the Playlist Chapters to the Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits Playlist title even if it is already registered.

  • Page 107: Deleting A Part

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Deleting a Part Deleting a Part Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/Chapter You can delete a part which you do not want in the When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist title.

  • Page 108

    Naming a T itle Naming a T itle Notes: Names can be up to 32 characters long. • You can name the titles. For discs formatted on a different recorder, you • will see only a limited character set. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER.

  • Page 109

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Tip: If you select a hidden chapter or title on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing [Show] option on the menu. After doing that, Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of you are able to see the chapter or title.

  • Page 110

    Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Into One Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters Use this command to split a title up into two new into one.

  • Page 111: Finalizing A Disc

    Overwriting Recording 2. On DVD mode, press TITLE in Play mode or Stop Overwriting Recording mode. Title List menu will appear as shown below. To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc.

  • Page 112

    Reference Language Code List Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073...

  • Page 113

    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Correction The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall out- No power. let securely. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder Select the appropriate video input signal output.

  • Page 114

    Symptom Cause Correction The Recorder does not No disc is inserted. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the start playback. No tape is inserted. disc or tape indicator in the display window is lit.) An unplayable disc is inserted. Insert a playable disc.

  • Page 115

    Symptom Cause Correction Can’t play disc recorded The disc was recorded in Video mode. Finalize the disc; see page 17. on this Recorder on Some players will not play even a No solution. another DVD player. finalized disc recorded in Video mode. The disc was recorded in VR mode.

  • Page 116

    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz Power consumption 430 X 80 X 260 mm Dimensions (approx.) (16.9 x 3.1 x 10.2 inches) (w x h x d) Net Weight (approx.) 4.19 kg (9.2 lbs) Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Signal system...

  • Page 117

    DVD Specifications Laser system Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm Frequency response DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio More than 95dB Harmonic distortion Less than 0.008% Dynamic range More than 90 dB Inputs VIDEO IN (AV1,2) 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack x 2...

  • Page 118

    ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.) ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)

  • Page 119

    FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) 0208SKMLGEEGL...

  • Page 120

    DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MV79B INSTRUCTIONS LVT1878-002A...

  • Page 121

    CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) CAUTION: NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE This product employs a Laser System. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE To ensure proper use of this product, please read this PERSONNEL.

  • Page 122

    FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or CAUTION concerning the Power Cord use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifica- Most appliances recommend they be placed upon tions to this equipment may cause harmful interfer- a dedicated circuit; ence unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.

  • Page 123

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL. AND THOSE MARKED ON THE PRODUCT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This product has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in elec- tric shock or fire hazard.

  • Page 124

    INTRODUCTION RECORDING About the Symbol Display ... . .2 About DVD recording ....28 Notes for recording .

  • Page 125

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read Notes on Discs this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. Handling Discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the About the Symbol Display disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface.

  • Page 126

    Any edited contents are not compatible on DVD+R compatible players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, etc.) Limited title/chapter editing features. Recommended recordable DVD discs DVD-R DVD+R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(3x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(4x) HP(4x) Maxell(5x) JVC(3x) JVC(6x,4x) Verbatim(4x) Maxell(4x) Ricoh(4x)

  • Page 127

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.

  • Page 128

    Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. •...

  • Page 129

    Front Panel f g h The DVD deck is selected. Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. Lights when the Recorder is in playing mode Z OPEN/CLOSE or flashes when search mode. Opens or closes the disc tray. The VCR deck is selected. Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) Indicates when the recorder is in timer Insert a video cassette here.

  • Page 130

    RETURN (O) (AV1, AV2, or DV IN). Removes the menu. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. JVC TV Control Buttons - TV STANDBY/ON: Turns the TV AUDIO on or off. Selects an audio language or an audio - INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.

  • Page 131

    Rear Panel f g h OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) COAXIAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment. COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P S-VIDEO OUTPUT Connect to a TV with Y P inputs Connect to a S-Video Input on TV. INPUT 1 (VIDEO/AUDIO (Left/Right)) AUDIO OUTPUT (Left/Right) Connect the audio/video output of an external...

  • Page 132

    Hookup and Settings Depending on your TV and other equipment Component Video connection there are various ways you can connect the If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready” recorder. Please refer to the manuals of your television, you may take advantage of the Recorder’s TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as progressive scan output for the highest video resolu- necessary for additional connection informa-...

  • Page 133

    HDMI connection HDMI compatible TV If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it HDMI to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).

  • Page 134

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Rear of Recorder Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables (A) supplied.

  • Page 135

    Connecting a Digital Camcorder Connecting a Digital Camcorder Cable/Satellite box Cable/Satellite box Connection to unit Connection to unit Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV in/out jack of your DV Digital Camcorder to the front To use Timer-Link Recording, connect the INPUT1 panel DV IN jack of this Recorder.

  • Page 136

    Initial Setup W izard Using the Home Menu Initial Setup W izard Using the Home Menu After the STANDBY/ON is pressed for the first time to From the Home Menu screen you can access all the turn on the unit or after factory setting (See page 14), Media for playback and recording of the recorder.

  • Page 137

    Initial Settings General Settings Initial Settings General Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to cus- tomize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require greater depth for the variety of settings. 1.

  • Page 138

    Language Settings Audio Settings Language Settings Audio Settings Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the Recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and information display.

  • Page 139

    Recording Settings Disc Settings Recording Settings Disc Settings Disc Record Mode Initialize You can set the picture quality for recording; If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will XP (High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), initialize the disc. LP (Low Quality), EP (Extend Quality) •...

  • Page 140

    Finalize Disc Protect Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the Depending on the type of disc you are using, Disc disc can be played on a regular DVD player or com- Protect allows you to preserve your recordings in a puter equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.

  • Page 141

    General Explanation of Displaying Disc Information General Explanation of on-screen On-Screen Display On-Screen Display You can display various information about the disc or Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only tape loaded on-screen. Some items can be changed limited operation during playback. When this occurs, using the menu.

  • Page 142

    (Refer to page 7) 2. Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. Remote Control A/B/C/D Code Switching The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC • If the unit is powered off, it will power on video units independently. Each of the units can automatically when the tape is loaded.

  • Page 143

    VCR Playback Options Buttons Operations EJECT (Z) Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. PAUSE (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to step forward one frame at a time. • After 5 minutes in STILL mode the Recorder stops to protect the tape and video heads.

  • Page 144

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features Discs Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. All Discs PAUSE (X) Pause playback. All Discs Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. DVD ALL You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode.

  • Page 145

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations Discs PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-]: Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B DVD ALL (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your Karaoke DVD chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins.

  • Page 146

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options Camera Angle If the disc contains scenes recorded at different If a menu screen is displayed camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. Press DISPLAY then select In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. the Angle icon during playback.

  • Page 147

    Playing a DivX Movie File Movie List menu options Playing a DivX Movie File 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Movie The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX List] menu then press ENTER. files, read “DivX file requirement”...

  • Page 148

    Playing an Audio CD or Music List menu options Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 1. Press v / V to select a track/file or folder on the [Music List] menu then press ENTER. The Recorder can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files.

  • Page 149

    iewing a JPEG files Photo List menu options iewing a JPEG files 1. Use v V b B to select a file then press ENTER. This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG The menu options appear. recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 27. 1.

  • Page 150

    View Slide Shows Photo file requirement 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] File extensions menu. “.jpg” 2. Press ENTER. Photo size: Less than 4MB recommended CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET. DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc: Less than 1999 (total number of files and folders) 3.

  • Page 151: Recording Time And Picture Quality

    Recording • The displayed times for recording and time About DVD recording About DVD recording remaining may not always add up to exactly the length of the disc. Notes: • The recording time available may decrease if you • This Recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW heavily edit a disc.

  • Page 152

    DVD: Each subsequent press increases the Basic Recording Basic Recording recording time by 10 minutes. (One-T ouch Recording) (One-T ouch Recording) VCR: Each subsequent press increases the recording time by 30 minutes (maximum You can record from an external component, such as 540 minutes).

  • Page 153

    • The external timer record will be set to off imer-Link Recording imer-Link Recording automatically when: (External T imer Recording) (External T imer Recording) - There is no recordable tape. - STOP or PAUSE button is pressed while external timer recording. - The power of this unit is ON in the external timer record standby mode.

  • Page 154

    • If the unit is DVD mode when the VCR timer record- imer Recording imer Recording ing ends, the unit will not automatically power off. • There is a short delay when a timer recording fin- The Timer Recording function allows you to record up ishes to confirm the recorded program.

  • Page 155

    Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button.

  • Page 156

    You cannot record date and time information from Recording from DV Input • Recording from DV Input a DV cassette. Disconnecting the DV cable while recording a • Before DV dubbing contents of the connected digital camcorder may You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this result in malfunction.

  • Page 157

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.

  • Page 158

    Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Playlist Editing You can create chapters within a title by inserting Titles, Chapters and Parts chapter marks at the desired points. Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or Note: more chapters.

  • Page 159

    Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Chapters to the Playlist Chapters to the Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits Playlist title even if it is already registered.

  • Page 160

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Deleting a Part Deleting a Part Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/Chapter You can delete a part which you do not want in the When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist title.

  • Page 161

    Naming a T itle Notes: Naming a T itle Names can be up to 32 characters long. • You can name the titles. For discs formatted on a different recorder, you • will see only a limited character set. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER.

  • Page 162

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Tip: If you select a hidden chapter or title on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing [Show] option on the menu. After doing that, Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of you are able to see the chapter or title.

  • Page 163

    Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Into One Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters Use this command to split a title up into two new into one.

  • Page 164

    2. On DVD mode, press TITLE in Play mode or Stop Overwriting Recording Overwriting Recording mode. Title List menu will appear as shown below. To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc.

  • Page 165

    Reference Language Code List Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073...

  • Page 166

    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Correction No power. The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall out- let securely. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder Select the appropriate video input signal output.

  • Page 167

    Symptom Cause Correction The Recorder does not No disc is inserted. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the No tape is inserted. disc or tape indicator in the display start playback. window is lit.) An unplayable disc is inserted. Insert a playable disc.

  • Page 168

    Symptom Cause Correction Can’t play disc recorded The disc was recorded in Video mode. Finalize the disc; see page 17. on this Recorder on Some players will not play even a No solution. another DVD player. finalized disc recorded in Video mode. The disc was recorded in VR mode.

  • Page 169

    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 80 X 260 mm (16.9 x 3.1 x 10.2 inches) (w x h x d) Net Weight (approx.) 4.19 kg (9.2 lbs) Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Signal system...

  • Page 170

    DVD Specifications Laser system Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm Frequency response DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio More than 95dB Harmonic distortion Less than 0.008% Dynamic range More than 90 dB Inputs VIDEO IN (AV1,2) 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack x 2...

  • Page 171

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  • Page 172

    QUICK DR-MV79B DVD VIDEO RECORDER START Basic Operation GUIDE Need Help? Please call the JVC Customer Service TOLL FREE CUSTOMER CARE HOTLINE: 1(800)252-5722 http://www.jvc.com Included Accessories "AAA" battery x 2 (For remote control) Video cable Audio cable Remote control Basic Connection : AV (RCA) Cable INSTRUCTIONS pg.

  • Page 173

    Initial Setup Wizard INSTRUCTIONS pg. 13 Press "STANDBY/ON" Select Language Press "ENTER" Set the "Date, Year and Time" Moves the cursor to the previous or next column. Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press "ENTER" Finish - 2 -...

  • Page 174

    BASIC PLAYBACK INSTRUCTIONS pg. 19 Select "DVD" Select "VCR" Start Playback Start Playback Stop Playback Stop Playback Playable Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD, Audio CD BASIC RECORDING (One-Touch Recording) INSTRUCTIONS pg. 29 Start Recording Select "DVD or VCR"...

  • Page 175

    TIMER RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS (Munual Timer Programming) pg. 31 Select "HOME" Select "Timer Record" Press "ENTER" Select "NEW" and Press"ENTER" Enter the necessary information for you timer recording(s). Moves the cursor left/right. Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press "ENTER" to check on the Timer Record List Note:...

  • Page 176

    Power Off DR-MV79B Note: If the Timer-Link "On", " " indicator blinks on the JVC deck's display window. Hold "z (REC)" Button for 3 seconds 1. When your Cable/Satellite Box is powered on by t he timer function, DR-MV79B is also powered on and starts to record (It takes about 1 seconds) automatically.

  • Page 177

    INSTRUCTIONS Dubbing from VCR to DVD pg. 32 You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button. This allows you to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. Preparation : Press VCR button to set the VCR mode. Insert Blank Disc Select the desired and Cassette...

  • Page 178

    JVC Customer Care Center 1-800-252-5722 DR-MV79B Quick Guide FAQ’s Thank you for your purchase of the JVC DR-MV79B DVD Video Recorder. If you have any questions regarding the hookup or operation of your DR-MV79B, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-252-5722.

  • Page 179

    DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MV150B RM-SDRMV150A RM-SDRMV150A For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on the rear of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. INSTRUCTIONS LVT2016-001B...

  • Page 180

    APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE AND OBJECTS DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS. FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHOULD NOT BE PLACED ON THIS APPARATUS. As an E ® Partner, JVC has NERGY determined that this product or product CAUTION: models meet the E guidelines ®...

  • Page 181

    FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or CAUTION concerning the Power Cord use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifica- Most appliances recommend they be placed upon tions to this equipment may cause harmful interfer- a dedicated circuit; ence unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.

  • Page 182

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 8.

  • Page 183: Connecting An Antenna Or Cable Tv

    INTRODUCTION Playing a DivX Movie File ....29 Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files ..30 Viewing a JPEG files ....31-32 About the Symbol Display .

  • Page 184

    Introduction Notes on Discs To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. Handling Discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the About the Symbol Display disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface.

  • Page 185

    Any edited contents are not compatible on DVD+R compatible players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, etc.) Limited title/chapter editing features. Recommended recordable DVD discs DVD-R DVD+R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(3x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(4x) HP(4x) Maxell(5x) JVC(8x,16x) JVC(8x,16x) JVC(6x,4x) Verbatim(4x) JVC(3x) Maxell(4x) Ricoh(4x)

  • Page 186

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.

  • Page 187

    Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and the following message will be displayed on-screen will be displayed on- screen.

  • Page 188

    Front Panel f g h Lights when the Recorder is in playing mode Disc Tray (DVD deck) or flashes when search mode. Insert a disc here. The VCR deck is selected. Z OPEN/CLOSE Opens or closes the disc tray. Indicates when the recorder is in timer recording or a timer recording is Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) programmed.

  • Page 189

    Displays information of current status. Changes the input to use for recording RETURN (O) (Tuner, AV1, AV2, or DV IN). Removes the menu. JVC TV Control Buttons - TV STANDBY/ON: Turns the TV on or off. AUDIO - INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.

  • Page 190

    The remote control is capable of controlling four the remote control code described above. JVC video units independently. Each of the units can respond to one of four codes (A, B, C or D). The remote control is preset to send C code sig- nals because your unit is initially set to respond to C code signals.

  • Page 191

    Rear Panel h i j ANTENNA IN (FROM ANT.) ANTENNA OUT (TO TV) Connect the antenna to this terminal. Connect to a TV with ANTENNA coaxial inputs. This connection does not provide OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) DVD/VHS playback, Tuner Output, or On Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment.

  • Page 192

    #2 from the hookup diagram. Use the cable Notes: box to tune the channels and set the JVC tuner to With hook up options #2 and #3, you cannot record one CH3 or CH4 depending on your cable box.

  • Page 193

    Connections to your TV Audio connection Connections to your TV Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on • Make one of the following connections, depending the Recorder to the audio left/right in jacks on the TV on the capabilities of your TV. using the supplied audio cables (A1 or A2).

  • Page 194

    HDMI connection HDMI compatible TV If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it HDMI to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).

  • Page 195

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Rear of Recorder Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables (A) supplied.

  • Page 196

    Connecting a Digital Connecting a Digital Accessory Audio/V ideo (A/V) Accessory Audio/V ideo (A/V) Recorder Camcorder Recorder Camcorder Connections to Connections to Connect the INPUT 1 or AV IN 2 jacks on the Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV Recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your acces- in/out jack of your DV Digital Camcorder to the front sory component, using the optional audio/video...

  • Page 197

    Initial Setup W izard 5. Enter the necessary information for year, date and Initial Setup W izard time. After the STANDBY/ON is pressed for the first time to turn on the unit or after factory setting (See page 18), the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the Language, Channels and Clock step-by-step until the setup is complete.

  • Page 198

    Using the Home Menu Easy Menu Using the Home Menu Dubbing: Displays [Dubbing] menu. (See page • From the Home Menu screen you can access all the Media for playback and recording of the recorder. Disc Manager: Displays Disc setup menu. (See •...

  • Page 199: Auto Channel Set

    General Settings General Settings 3. Use b / B / v / V to select a channel number then press ENTER. To access to the General Setting. 4. Use v / V to select an option then press ENTER. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. [Add] Adds a unmemorized channel manually.

  • Page 200

    Factory Set DTV Caption Digital channels sometimes provide caption, often in a You can reset the Recorder to its original factory different language. You can set a default caption lan- settings. guage with this setting. If you select [Off], DTV 1.

  • Page 201

    Edge Type: Selects the edge type for captions. Sampling Freq. (Frequency) - None: The text has no edge. If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of han- - Raised: The text is raised. dling 96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice - Depressed: The text is depressed.

  • Page 202: Lock System, Set Password

    Lock System 3. Select the [Age] or [Fantasy Violence] option then press You can lock certain unsuitable channels to prevent chil- [Age]: Selection applies regardless of content cate- dren from accessing them, or set a TV Rating, so that gory of rating. any digital TV program classified above that rating by [Fantasy Violence]: Selection applies if TV pro- the broadcaster will be restricted.

  • Page 203

    Downloadable Rating (US Rating) TV Rating-CFLR (US Rating) (CFLR: Canadian French Language Rating system) The rating information can be updated if a TV station sends the downloadable rating information. 1. Select the [TV Rating-CFLR] option then press B. 2. Follow step 2 as shown in [Lock System] above. Note: 3.

  • Page 204

    DV Record Audio Caution: If you want to change the disc format, everything You need to set this if you have a camcorder using recorded on the disc will be erased. 32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN jack. Some digital camcorders have two stereo Finalize tracks for audio.

  • Page 205: Channel Selection

    Disc Protect FAV. CH +/- button Press FAV +/– to scroll through your favorite chan- Depending on the type of disc you are using, Disc nels. Protect allows you to preserve your recordings in a variety of ways: Note: • DVD+RW: Prevents editing, erasing, or overwrit- To set a favorite channel, use [Channel Edit] option in ing of existing recordings.

  • Page 206

    General Explanation of General Explanation of Tips: If provided by the broadcaster, the MUTILINGUAL (DTV On-Screen Display On-Screen Display Multiple Audio Icon) appears on the channel informa-tion display to indicate that you can select one of those audio Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only languages with the AUDIO button.

  • Page 207

    Playback Playing a T Playing a DVD Playing a T Playing a DVD 1. Press VCR to control the VCR deck. 1. Press DVD to control the DVD deck. 2. Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. 2. Press EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray.

  • Page 208

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features Discs Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. All Discs PAUSE (X) Pause playback. All Discs Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. DVD ALL You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode.

  • Page 209

    Buttons Operations Discs PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-]: Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B DVD ALL (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your Karaoke DVD chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins. [CHAPTER]: Repeats the current chapter.

  • Page 210

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options Camera Angle If the disc contains scenes recorded at different If a menu screen is displayed camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. Press DISPLAY then select In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. the Angle icon during playback.

  • Page 211

    Playing a DivX Movie File Movie List menu options Playing a DivX Movie File 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Movie The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX List] menu then press ENTER. files, read “DivX file requirement”...

  • Page 212

    Playing an Audio CD or Music List menu options Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 1. Press v / V to select a track/file or folder on the [Music List] menu then press ENTER. The Recorder can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files.

  • Page 213

    iewing a JPEG files Photo List menu options iewing a JPEG files 1. Use v V b B to select a file then press ENTER. This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG The menu options appear. recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 32. 1.

  • Page 214

    View Slide Shows Photo file requirement 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] File extensions menu. “.jpg” 2. Press ENTER. Recommended size: Less than 1280 x 720 (WxH) pixel is recommended. Less than 4MB recommanded. CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET. DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc:...

  • Page 215

    Recording About DVD recording • If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure you change the About DVD recording recording format (Video mode or VR mode) before you Notes: record anything on the disc. See page 22 (Initialize) for how to do this. •...

  • Page 216

    Basic Recording from a TV Instant T imer Recording Basic Recording from a TV Instant T imer Recording Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a Recording starts immediately and continues until the recording easily of a preset length without using the disc or tape is full or you stop the recording.

  • Page 217

    imer Recording 4. Enter the necessary information for your timer imer Recording recording(s). • b / B (left/right) – Move the cursor left/right The Timer Recording function allows you to record up • v / V (up/down) – Change the setting at the to 16 programs within a period of one month.

  • Page 218

    Timer Recording Troubleshooting Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not record when: • There is no disc (or tape) loaded. • A non-recordable disc (or tape) is loaded. • Disc Protect is set to [ON] in the Disc menu (see page 22).

  • Page 219

    Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button.

  • Page 220

    Recording from External Recording from External Components Components You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the Recorder’s external inputs. 1. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the Recorder. See page 14.

  • Page 221

    Recording from DV Input You cannot record date and time information from Recording from DV Input • a DV cassette. Disconnecting the DV cable while recording a Before DV dubbing • contents of the connected digital camcorder may You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this result in malfunction.

  • Page 222

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.

  • Page 223

    Adding Chapter Markers Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Playlist Editing You can create chapters within a title by inserting Titles, Chapters and Parts chapter marks at the desired points. Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or Note: more chapters.

  • Page 224

    Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Chapters to the Playlist Chapters to the Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits Playlist title even if it is already registered.

  • Page 225

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Deleting a Part Deleting a Part Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/Chapter You can delete a part which you do not want in the When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist title.

  • Page 226

    Naming a T itle Naming a T itle Notes: Names can be up to 32 characters long. • You can name the titles. For discs formatted on a different recorder, you • will see only a limited character set. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER.

  • Page 227

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Tip: If you select a hidden chapter or title on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing [Show] option on the menu. After doing that, Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of you are able to see the chapter or title.

  • Page 228

    Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Into One Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters Use this command to split a title up into two new into one.

  • Page 229

    Overwriting Recording 2. On DVD mode, press TITLE in Play mode or Stop Overwriting Recording mode. Title List menu will appear as shown below. To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc.

  • Page 230

    Reference Language Code List Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073...

  • Page 231

    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Cause Correction Symptom The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet No power. securely. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder Select the appropriate video input signal output.

  • Page 232

    Symptom Cause Correction The Recorder does not No disc is inserted. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the No tape is inserted. disc or tape indicator in the display start playback. window is lit.) An unplayable disc is inserted. Insert a playable disc.

  • Page 233

    Symptom Cause Correction Picture or sound of Antenna or cables are loose. Tighten connections or replace cable. broadcasting channel is Wrong Tuning Band is selected in the Try [Auto Channel Set] options; see weak or missing. Recorder Setup menu. page 16 for details. The disc was recorded in Video mode.

  • Page 234

    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 80 X 260 mm (16.9 x 3.1 x 10.2 inches) (w x h x d) Net Weight (approx.) 4.25 kg (9.3 lbs) Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Signal system...

  • Page 235

    DVD Specifications Laser system Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm Frequency response DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio More than 95dB Harmonic distortion Less than 0.008% Dynamic range More than 90 dB Inputs ANTENNA IN Antenna or CATV input, 75 ohms...

  • Page 236

    Index Index Numerics DVD+R 3 VCR 25 16:9 17 DVD-RAM 3 Power cord G-2, 6 4:3 Letter Box 17 DVD-RW 3 Power Save Mode 17 4:3 Pan Scan 17 Protect 40, 45 3D Surround 28 EP mode 21, 33, 52 Random 30 Angle 28 Rear Panel 9...

  • Page 237

    ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.) ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)

  • Page 238

    FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) 0209SKMLGEEGL...

  • Page 239

    QUICK DR-MV150B DVD VIDEO RECORDER START Basic Operation GUIDE Need Help? Please call the JVC Customer Service TOLL FREE CUSTOMER CARE HOTLINE: 1(800)252-5722 http://www.jvc.com Connections INSTRUCTIONS pg. 10 Connect the Antenna, Cable TV, Cable Box Basic-1 : Antenna or Basic-2 : Cable or...

  • Page 240

    Basic-3 : Connecting To TV INSTRUCTIONS pg. 11 Connect with your TV AC Outlet DR-MV150B You must make this connection. ANTENNA OUTPUT AV INPUT (Video/Audio) Necessary if you want to To TV ANTENNA (AV INPUT) record and watch different programs at the same time. The TV must be set to EXT-Video, Aux, Video 1, or etc to watch DVD, VCR or Tuner.

  • Page 241

    Initial Setup Wizard INSTRUCTIONS pg. 15 Select Language STANDBY/ON Move next step Select "Tuning Band" Press "ENTER" Set the "Date, Year and Time" Moves the cursor to the previous or next column. Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press Press "ENTER"...

  • Page 242

    BASIC PLAYBACK INSTRUCTIONS pg. 25 Select "DVD" Select "VCR" Start Playback Start Playback Stop Playback Stop Playback Playable Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD, Audio CD, DVD+R DL BASIC RECORDING (One-Touch Recording) INSTRUCTIONS pg. 34 Start Recording Select "DVD or VCR"...

  • Page 243

    TIMER RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS (Munual Timer Programming) pg. 35 Select "HOME" Select "Timer Record" Press "ENTER" STANDBY/ON Select "NEW" and Press "ENTER" Enter the necessary information for you timer recording(s). Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press "ENTER" to check on the Timer Record List Note: Press "RETURN"...

  • Page 244

    INSTRUCTIONS Dubbing from VCR to DVD pg. 37 You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button. This allows you to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. Preparation : Set the resolution to 480i using the OUTPUT STATUS button before dubbing. Press VCR button to set the VCR mode.

  • Page 245

    DR-MV150B Quick Guide FAQ Thank you for your purchase of the JVC DR-MV150B DVD Video Recorder. If you have any questions regarding the hookup or operation of your DR-MV150B, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-252-5722 Please Note: Be sure to connect the AC power plug into the power outlet after all other connections are...

  • Page 246

    DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MV80B For Customer Use : Enter below the Model No. and Serial No. which are located on the rear of cabinet. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. Serial No. INSTRUCTIONS LVT2013-001A...

  • Page 247

    APPARATUS TO RAIN OR MOISTURE AND OBJECTS DIRECTLY WITH OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS. FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES, SHOULD NOT BE PLACED ON THIS APPARATUS. As an E Partner, JVC has ® NERGY determined that this product or product CAUTION: models meet the E ®...

  • Page 248

    FCC WARNING: This equipment may generate or CAUTION concerning the Power Cord use radio frequency energy. Changes or modifica- Most appliances recommend they be placed upon tions to this equipment may cause harmful interfer- a dedicated circuit; ence unless the modifications are expressly approved in the instruction manual.

  • Page 249

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 8.

  • Page 250

    INTRODUCTION RECORDING About the Symbol Display ... . .2 About DVD recording ....28 Notes for recording .

  • Page 251

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read Notes on Discs this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. Handling Discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the About the Symbol Display disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface.

  • Page 252

    Any edited contents are not compatible on DVD+R compatible players. (Hide, chapter combine, added chapter mark, etc.) Limited title/chapter editing features. Recommended recordable DVD discs DVD-R DVD+R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(8x,16x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(4x) Mitsubishi(3x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(8x,16x) Verbatim(4x) HP(4x) Maxell(5x) JVC(8x,16x) JVC(8x,16x) JVC(3x) JVC(6x,4x) Verbatim(4x) Maxell(4x) Ricoh(4x)

  • Page 253

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA or JPEG files.

  • Page 254

    Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. •...

  • Page 255

    Front Panel f g h The DVD deck is selected. Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. Lights when the Recorder is in playing mode Z OPEN/CLOSE or flashes when search mode. Opens or closes the disc tray. The VCR deck is selected. Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) Indicates when the recorder is in timer Insert a video cassette here.

  • Page 256

    RETURN (O) (AV1, AV2, or DV IN). Removes the menu. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. JVC TV Control Buttons - TV STANDBY/ON: Turns the TV AUDIO on or off. Selects an audio language or an audio - INPUT: Selects the TV’s source.

  • Page 257

    In this case, you should reset the remote Remote Control A/B/C/D Code Switching control code described above. The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC video units independently. Each of the units can respond to one of four codes (A, B, C or D). The...

  • Page 258

    Rear Panel f g h OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) COAXIAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT) Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. Connect to digital (coaxial) audio equipment. COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P S-VIDEO OUTPUT Connect to a TV with Y P inputs Connect to a S-Video Input on TV. INPUT 1 (VIDEO/AUDIO (Left/Right)) AUDIO OUTPUT (Left/Right) Connect the audio/video output of an external...

  • Page 259

    Hookup and Settings Depending on your TV and other equipment Component Video connection there are various ways you can connect the If your television is a high-definition or “digital ready” recorder. Please refer to the manuals of your television, you may take advantage of the Recorder’s TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as progressive scan output for the highest video resolu- necessary for additional connection informa-...

  • Page 260

    HDMI connection HDMI compatible TV If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it HDMI to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).

  • Page 261

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Rear of Recorder Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables (A) supplied.

  • Page 262

    Connecting a Digital Camcorder Connecting a Digital Camcorder Cable/Satellite box Cable/Satellite box Connection to unit Connection to unit Use a DV cable (not supplied) to connect the DV in/out jack of your DV Digital Camcorder to the front To use Timer-Link Recording, connect the INPUT1 panel DV IN jack of this Recorder.

  • Page 263

    Initial Setup W izard Using the Home Menu Initial Setup W izard Using the Home Menu After the STANDBY/ON is pressed for the first time to From the Home Menu screen you can access all the turn on the unit or after factory setting (See page 15), Media for playback and recording of the recorder.

  • Page 264

    Initial Settings General Settings Initial Settings General Settings To access to the General Setting. In this menu system, there are several ways to cus- tomize the settings provided. Most menus consist of 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. three levels to set up the options, but some require 2.

  • Page 265

    Language Settings Audio Settings Language Settings Audio Settings To access to the General Setting. To access to the General Setting. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Select [Setup] > [Start] and press ENTER. 2.

  • Page 266

    DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Auto Chapter With the DVD format, you can hear a program’s During recording, chapter markers are added auto- soundtrack in the most accurate and realistic presen- matically at fixed intervals. You can set this interval to tation possible, thanks to digital audio technology.

  • Page 267

    Finalize Disc Protect Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the Depending on the type of disc you are using, Disc disc can be played on a regular DVD player or com- Protect allows you to preserve your recordings in a puter equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.

  • Page 268

    General Explanation of Displaying Disc Information General Explanation of on-screen On-Screen Display On-Screen Display You can display various information about the disc or Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only tape loaded on-screen. Some items can be changed limited operation during playback. When this occurs, using the menu.

  • Page 269

    Playback Playing a T Playing a DVD Playing a T Playing a DVD 1. Press VCR to control the VCR deck. 1. Press DVD to control the DVD deck. 2. Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. 2. Press EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray.

  • Page 270

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features Discs Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. All Discs PAUSE (X) Pause playback. All Discs Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. DVD ALL You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode.

  • Page 271

    DVD or Video CD Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations Discs PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-]: Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B DVD ALL (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your Karaoke DVD chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins.

  • Page 272

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options Camera Angle If the disc contains scenes recorded at different If a menu screen is displayed camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. Press DISPLAY then select In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. the Angle icon during playback.

  • Page 273

    Playing a DivX Movie File Movie List menu options Playing a DivX Movie File 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Movie The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX List] menu then press ENTER. files, read “DivX file requirement”...

  • Page 274

    Playing an Audio CD or Music List menu options Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 1. Press v / V to select a track/file or folder on the [Music List] menu then press ENTER. The Recorder can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files.

  • Page 275

    iewing a JPEG files Photo List menu options iewing a JPEG files 1. Use v V b B to select a file then press ENTER. This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG The menu options appear. recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 27. 1.

  • Page 276

    View Slide Shows Photo file requirement 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] File extensions menu. “.jpg” Photo size: 2. Press ENTER. Resolution size: 1280 x 720 (W x H) pixel Less than 4MB recommended CD-R Format: ISO 9660 and JOLIET. DVD±R/RW Format: ISO 9660 (UDF Bridge format) Maximum Files/Disc:...

  • Page 277

    Recording About DVD recording • The displayed times for recording and time About DVD recording remaining may not always add up to exactly the length of the disc. Notes: • The recording time available may decrease if you • This Recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW heavily edit a disc.

  • Page 278

    Basic Recording DVD: Each subsequent press increases the recording Basic Recording time by 10 minutes. (One-T ouch Recording) (One-T ouch Recording) VCR: Each subsequent press increases the recording time by 30 minutes (maximum 540 minutes). Please confirm the VHS tape has enough You can record from an external component, such as remaining time to be recorded before a TV, camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the...

  • Page 279

    imer-Link Recording • The external timer record will be set to off imer-Link Recording automatically when: (External T imer Recording) (External T imer Recording) - There is no recordable tape. - STOP or PAUSE button is pressed while external timer recording. - The power of this unit is ON in the external timer record standby mode.

  • Page 280

    imer Recording • If the unit is DVD mode when the VCR timer record- imer Recording ing ends, the unit will not automatically power off. • There is a short delay when a timer recording fin- The Timer Recording function allows you to record up ishes to confirm the recorded program.

  • Page 281

    Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from VCR to DVD You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button.

  • Page 282

    Recording from DV Input You cannot record date and time information from Recording from DV Input • a DV cassette. Disconnecting the DV cable while recording a Before DV dubbing • contents of the connected digital camcorder may You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this result in malfunction.

  • Page 283

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.

  • Page 284

    Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Adding Chapter Markers VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Playlist Editing You can create chapters within a title by inserting Titles, Chapters and Parts chapter marks at the desired points. Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or Note: more chapters.

  • Page 285

    Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Making a New Playlist Adding Additional T itle / Chapters to the Playlist Chapters to the Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title or You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits Playlist title even if it is already registered.

  • Page 286

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Deleting a Part Deleting a Part Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/Chapter You can delete a part which you do not want in the When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist title.

  • Page 287

    Naming a T itle Naming a T itle Notes: Names can be up to 32 characters long. • You can name the titles. For discs formatted on a different recorder, you • will see only a limited character set. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER.

  • Page 288

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Tip: If you select a hidden chapter or title on the TITLE LIST or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing [Show] option on the menu. After doing that, Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of you are able to see the chapter or title.

  • Page 289

    Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Divide One T itle Into T Combining T wo Chapters Into One Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters Use this command to split a title up into two new into one.

  • Page 290

    Overwriting Recording 2. On DVD mode, press TITLE in Play mode or Stop Overwriting Recording mode. Title List menu will appear as shown below. To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc.

  • Page 291

    Reference Language Code List Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073...

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    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Correction The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall out- No power. let securely. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder Select the appropriate video input signal output.

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    Cause Correction Symptom No disc is inserted. Insert a disc or tape. (Check that the The Recorder does not start playback. No tape is inserted. disc or tape indicator in the display window is lit.) An unplayable disc is inserted. Insert a playable disc.

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    Cause Correction Symptom The disc was recorded in Video mode. Finalize the disc; see page 18. Can’t play disc recorded on this Recorder on Some players will not play even a No solution. another DVD player. finalized disc recorded in Video mode. The disc was recorded in VR mode.

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    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements AC 120V, 60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 80 X 260 mm (16.9 x 3.1 x 10.2 inches) (w x h x d) Net Weight (approx.) 4.19 kg (9.2 lbs) Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C (41˚F to 95˚F) Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Signal system...

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    DVD Specifications Laser system Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm Frequency response DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio More than 95dB Harmonic distortion Less than 0.008% Dynamic range More than 90 dB Inputs VIDEO IN (AV1,2) 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack x 2...

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    Index Index Numerics 16:9 15 EP mode 17, 28, 46 Random 24 4:3 Letter Box 15 Rear Panel 9 4:3 Pan Scan 15 REC 7 3D Surround 23 Factory Set 15 REC MODE 7 Fast forwards 20 Record mode FORWARD 20, 21 DVD 17 Angle 23 Frame-by-Frame 21...

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    ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.) ARRANTY (Only in U.S.A.)

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    FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) 0209SKMLGEEGL...

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    QUICK DR-MV80B DVD VIDEO RECORDER START Basic Operation GUIDE Need Help? Please call the JVC Customer Service TOLL FREE CUSTOMER CARE HOTLINE: 1(800)252-5722 http://www.jvc.com Included Accessories "AAA" battery x 2 (For remote control) Video cable Audio cable Remote control Basic Connection : AV (RCA) Cable INSTRUCTIONS pg.

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    Initial Setup Wizard INSTRUCTIONS pg. 14 Press "STANDBY/ON" Select Language Press "ENTER" Set the "Date, Year and Time" Moves the cursor to the previous or next column. Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press "ENTER" Finish - 2 -...

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    BASIC PLAYBACK INSTRUCTIONS pg. 20 Select "DVD" Select "VCR" Start Playback Start Playback Stop Playback Stop Playback Playable Discs: DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CD, Audio CD, DVD+R DL BASIC RECORDING (One-Touch Recording) INSTRUCTIONS pg. 29 Start Recording Select "DVD or VCR"...

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    TIMER RECORDING INSTRUCTIONS (Manual Timer Programming) pg. 31 Select "HOME" Select "Timer Record" Press "ENTER" Select "NEW" and Press"ENTER" Enter the necessary information for you timer recording(s). Moves the cursor left/right. Changes the setting at the current cursor position. Press "ENTER" to check on the Timer Record List Note:...

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    Power Off DR-MV80B Note: If the Timer-Link "On", " " indicator blinks on the JVC deck's display window. Hold "z (REC)" Button for 3 seconds 1. When your Cable/Satellite Box is powered on by t he timer function, DR-MV80B is also powered on and starts to record (It takes about 1 seconds) automatically.

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    INSTRUCTIONS Dubbing from VCR to DVD pg. 32 You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a DVD using the DUBBING button. This allows you to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. Preparation : Press VCR button to set the VCR mode. Insert Blank Disc Select the desired and Cassette...

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    JVC Customer Care Center 1-800-252-5722 DR-MV80B Quick Guide FAQ’s Thank you for your purchase of the JVC DR-MV80B DVD Video Recorder. If you have any questions regarding the hookup or operation of your DR-MV80B, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-252-5722.

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