DVD RECORDER Instruction Manual DV-RX7000E ( UK ) Model No. PROGRAM VIDEO Plus + and PlusCode are registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEO Plus + system is manufactured under licence from Gemstar Development Corporation. Dear customer Region number supported by this unit T h a n k y o u f o r p u r c h a s i n g t h i s p r o d u c t .
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Handling Cautions Precaution • Before connecting other components to this recorder, be sure to turn them all off. • Do not move the recorder while a disc is being played, or the disc may be scratched or broken, and the recorder’s internal parts may be damaged.
• This unit can play back DVD-R discs recorded and Audio CD finalised with a Hitachi DVD recorder. It may not be able to play some DVD-R discs depending on the disc and • An audio disc on which 44.1 kHz PCM Audio is recorded.
• You cannot play a DVD-RAM in most DVD players due to video format, it may also not be playable. compatibility issues. ❋ We recommend using Hitachi Maxell discs as they • Only DVD-RAM standard Version 2.0 discs can be played in this unit.
Step 5 : Connecting to AV3, AV4, DV input jack ..19 Method 1: Connecting a VCR, Set-Top Box (STB) or Contents DVD player to the AV3 Input jacks..19 Method 2: Connecting a Camcorder to the AV4 Input jacks .
Making a Standard Timer ..... . 41 Disc Manager....... . 82 Editing the Disc Name .
A variety of functions with an easy-to-use user interface General Features The integrated menu system and the messaging function allow you to perform desired operations both easily and conveniently. With a DVD-RAM or DVD-RW disc, you can edit recorded images, create a playlist, and edit images in a specific sequence according to your requirements.
Before Reading the How to use the DVD Instruction Manual Recorder Make sure to check the following matters before Step 1 Select the disc type reading the instruction manual. This unit can record on the following types of discs. This manual shows In English all words, phrases and messages that will appear on the TV screen.
Step 3 Recording Step 5 Editing a recorded disc Editing on discs is easier than conventional video There are two different recording methods, Direct tapes. The recorder supports many different edit Recording and Timer Recording. Timer recording is classified as recording type: Once, Daily or Weekly or functions, possible only with DVDs.
Description Front Panel 7 8 9 : ; PROGRAM DV IN AV4 IN S-VIDEO IN VIDEO IN L(mono) AUDIO IN R 1 STANDBY/ON 6 OPEN/CLOSE Turns the recorder on and off. Opens and closes the disc tray. Press to turn the power on and off. (As to 7 STOP the indication of the Operate switch, “...
Rear Panel The fan always revolves when the power is on. Ensure a minimum of 10 cm clear space on all sides of the fan when installing the product. 1 DIGITAL AUDIO OUT 4 AV1(TV) OUTPUT SCART Connects to an amplifier having a digital 5 AV2(EXT) INPUT SCART input jack.
; OK/DIRECTION Buttons M SUBTITLE Button Press this to switch the DVD’s subtitle lan- (UP/DOWN or LEFT/RIGHT Buttons) guage. This button functions as a toggle switch. N VIDEO Plus+ Button < RETURN Button Press to make a timer recoding of a pro- Returns to a previous menu.
Quick Overview Connecting & Setting Up A Quick Overview presented in this guide will give you enough information to start using the recorder. This section involves various methods of connecting the DVD recorder to other external Step 1 : Unpacking components and required initial setting modes.
■ The VHF/UHF RF OUT jack of this product sends Step 1: Unpacking only signals received through the aerial. It does not output audio/video signals.You must connect audio/video cables to view Video from the unit. (i.e. DVD playback) Method 1: Aerial + DVD Recorder + Accessory Check for the supplied accessories below.
Method 2: Aerial + VCR/satellite Method 3: Aerial + DVD Recorder + receiver/cable box + DVD Recorder external decoder box + TV + TV If you connect external decoder box to DVD recorder, you can record scrambled channels received through the built-in TV tuner in DVD-Recorder.
Method 2: Connecting to an S-video Step 3: Other type of connect- output jack ing the Video output cable Connect an S-video cable (not supplied) between the S-VIDEO OUT jack on DVD Recorder and S-VIDEO IN jack on the TV (or AV amplifier). •...
Method 2: Connecting to a stereo Step 4: Other type of connect- amplifier with analogue output jacks ing the Audio output cable If your stereo amplifier only has audio input jacks (L and R), use the analogue audio out jacks. There are several ways to output audio signal not using SCART cables.
Method 3: Connecting to an AV Step 5: Connecting to amplifier with a digital output jack AV3, AV4, DV input jack If your AV amplifier only has a Dolby Digital, MPEG-2 or DTS decoder and a digital input jack, use this connection.
Method 2: Connecting a Camcorder Method 3: Connecting a Camcorder to the AV 4 Input jacks to the DV IN jack You can also use the AV 4 IN jacks on the front panel If your camcorder has a DV output jack, connect it to of the DVD Recorder.
Setting the Remote Control Step 7: Preparing the Your DVD recorder remote control will work with Hitachi televisions and compatible brands. Remote Control Install Batteries in the Remote Control • Open the battery cover on the back of the remote.
NOTE GRADIENTE TV STANDBY/ON +70 works. GRUNDIG TV STANDBY/ON +49,+52,+71 HITACHI TV STANDBY/ON +60,+72,+73,+75 You can then control the television using the IMPERIAL TV STANDBY/ON +52 following buttons. TV STANDBY/ON +61,+79...
On-Screen Menu System Navigation Setup The on-screen menus allow you to enable or disable various functions on your DVD Recorder. Use the following buttons to open and navigate through the on-screen menus. DVD-RAM(VR) Setup System Language Audio Video Parental Control MOVE RETURN EXIT...
Start ACS (Auto Clock Setting) when Auto Plug & Auto Set up Channel scan is completed. Auto channel scan completed successfully. Press [OK] button to auto clock set. Your DVD Recorder will automatically set itself up Cancel when it is plugged in for the first time. TV stations and clock will be stored in memory.
Set Auto clock tap “On” or “Off” using Clock Set the 34 button. DVD-RAM(VR) Clock Set Time Date Year 2004 Auto Clock : This menu is used to set the current time. You need to set the time to use timer recording. MOVE RETURN EXIT...
Move the selection arrow to “Auto Auto Setup Setup” then press 1 button to select from the following options. DVD-RAM(VR) Install Auto Setup Manual Setup This feature allows you to manually set the DVD Recorder tuner band to Aerial or Cable, whichever you connected to the Aerial In jack during initial setup.
Press the 34 buttons to select a PR Manual Setup (programme) you wish to edit, delete, or swap. And then press OK button. Select Edit, Delete, or Swap. DVD-RAM(VR) Use this feature if Auto Channel Search missed a channel that you would like to add and delete a Name Edit ----...
Select CM Skip Time using the 34 CM Skip Time Setting buttons, then press the 1 or OK button. DVD-RAM(VR) System Clock Set Install CM Skip Time : 15 Sec AV1 Output : Video NICAM : On When a programme recorded on a DVD-RAM, a DVD- RW, or a DVD-R is played, the unit can be set to automatically skip a portion of the programme MOVE...
Setting Up NICAM Setting Up SCART Jack Options Options NICAM programmes are divided into 3 types. NICAM If you connect external device (VCR/satellite Stereo, NICAM Mono and Bilingual (transmission in receiver/cable box) or TV to DVD Recoder with Scart another language). NICAM programmes are always Jack (21-pin), you need to set this option.
Use the 34 buttons to select the Setting Up the desired sub menu and press the OK or 1 button. Language Features • Audio Language: For the speaker sound. • Subtitle Language: For the disc subtitles. • Disc Menu Language: For the disc menu contained on the disc.
Digital Output Setting Up the Audio 1. PCM: Select this when you have no equipment that can decode Dolby Digital (or MPEG- Options 2) signal. When you play Dolby Digital (or MPEG-2) sound track, the digital output are converted to PCM Stereo. Allow you to set up the Audio device and sound status 2.
Display (Video) Options Setting Up the Display This function depends on disc type. It may not work for some disc types. (Video) Options TV Aspect This function allows you to setup the TV screen Depending on the type of television you have, you may settings.
Select “Rating Level” you want using Setting Up the Parental 34 buttons, then press the 1 or OK button. Control • For example, if you select up to Level 6, discs that contain Level 7, 8 will not play. Larger number indicates the programme is more intended to adult use only.
Before Recording Recording This unit can record on various types of discs. Before recording, read the following instructions and select the disc type according to your preference. Recordable discs This section shows various DVD recording This recorder can record on the following discs. methods.
Recording Formats Recording Mode When you insert an unused disc, the following Select one of four recording modes by pressing the message appears; Since available functions differ REC MODE button repeatedly while the unit is in Stop depending on the disc type, select a disc that best fits mode for the desired recording time and picture quality.
About INFO. Key Recording the current TV programme you are watching Before you start The INFO function allows you to view the current Check that the disc has enough available space for the status and progress of playback and recording. recording.
If an unused DVD-RW disc is used, whether to To view the current status of the disc and progress initialise or not will be asked first. Make your of recording: Press the INFO. button, and the selection, then press OK. (See page 35) information about the disc will appear.
Press the REC button. Recording from external equipment you are watching To pause recording Press the REC PAUSE button to pause a recording in progress. • Press the REC PAUSE button again to resume recording. • You can switch channels by pressing the PROG ) buttons while recording pauses.
When the INFO. button is pressed again: Reviewing Images Being Information about playback will appear. Recorded (Time Slip) DVD-RAM(VR) PlayingInfo Name 04/APR/2004 12:00 PR Title 15/15 Created Time 04/APR/2004 12:00 Length - --:--:-- - PlayingTime 00:02:05 Title Protection Not Protected 24 APR 2004 SAT 12:00 This function lets you watch recently recorded 10-...
To view the current status of the disc and progress of Making a One Touch recording: Press the INFO. button, and the information about the disc will appear. Recording (OTR) DVD-RAM(VR) Disc Info Disc Name Total Title Total Playlist Recordable Time 03:00 SP Protection Not Protected...
Set timer recording option. Making a Standard • The Timer Recording screen is displayed. Fill the input items using the arrow buttons and number buttons. Timer 2 1: Moves to the previous/next item, 34: Sets a value. • Source: The video input source (AV1, AV2, AV3 AV4 or DV), or the broadcasting Before you start channel you want to make a timer...
Press the OK button. Editing a Standard • will appear on the front panel. It means that a timer recording is registered. Timer If you make a mistake Press the 2 1 button to select the item you want to change. If the timer settings overlap The programmes are recorded in order of priority.
Press the 34 button to select Edit, and Deleting a Standard then press the OK button. • The Timer Recording screen is displayed. Edit the Timer items you want to modify. See the “Making a Standard Timer” section for more information on Timer Recording Input items. DVD-RAM(VR) Scheduled Record List Remaining Recording Time 02:12 SP...
Press the 21 buttons to select Yes, and Using the VIDEO Plus+ then press the OK button. • The selected entry will be deleted from the list. Feature Press the MENU button after finishing the operation. The menu screen will disappear.
Press the OK button. VIDEO Plus+ Extended • The information concerning the programme is displayed. • When using the VIDEO Plus+ function for the first time with stored stations, the programme number flashes. This one time, you must enter the PR number manually by pressing the 34 buttons.
Flexible Recording (for Timer Recording Timer recording only) Messages When the start time in the Standard Timer list arrives, if the set is in power In FR mode, the timer recording’s video quality is off, the set will be automatically powered adjusted automatically so that all images for the on.
To stop Recording Press the STOP ( ) button, and the message that asks whether to end recording or not will be displayed. Do you want to stop recording? • When “Yes” is selected: Recording stops • When “No” is selected: Recording continues ■...
Before Playing Playback Read the following information before playing a disc. Region code (DVD-Video only) Both the DVD recorder and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must This section introduces basic functions of play- match in order for the disc to play. If the back and playback by disc type.
Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R or audio CDs (CD-DA). ■ This DVD Recorder can play back 8-cm DVD-R discs that have been recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder and not finalised. However, no image can be recorded on these discs.
Using the Disc & Title Menu Using the Search Functions Some type of discs contain a dedicated menu system that allows you to select special functions for the title, such as chapters, audio tracks, subtitles, film previews, information on characters, etc. For DVD-Video discs DVD-VIDEO Press the DISC MENU button to enter...
About ANYKEY Searching Chapters or Tracks • During play, you can search quickly through a chapter or track. During play, press the button on the remote control. • If you press the : button, it moves to the beginning of the chapter or track The ANYKEY function allows you to easily search for a or marker (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW (VR mode)).
• If you want to move to a desired time to Using the Repeat Function help you find a scene. Press the ANYKEY button during playback. DVD-VIDEO 1/10 1/40 00:01:45 D 5.1CH Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Playback) MOVE CHANGE Press the 34 buttons to select the DVD-VIDEO “Time”.
Using the ANYKEY b utton Using the ANYKEY b utton Playing Repeatedly (Repeat Playback) Press the ANYKEY button. Using the REPEA utton Using the REPEA utton DVD-VIDEO 1/10 1/40 00:01:45 D 5.1CH Title Press the REPEAT button. MOVE CHANGE Music Repeat : Off Play Option : Normal 01.
Using the ANYKEY b utton Using the ANYKEY b utton Playing a Certain Section Repeatedly (A-B Repeat Playback) Press the ANYKEY button. Repeat is highlighted. DVD-VIDEO Music Repeat : Off Play Option : Normal Using the REPEA T A-B b utton Using the REPEA T A-B b...
Using the ANYKEY b utton Using the ANYKEY b utton Selecting the Subtitle Subtitle languages may not work depending on the disc type. This is only available during playback. Press the ANYKEY button. DVD-VIDEO DVD-VIDEO 1/10 1/40 00:01:45 Using the SUBTITLE b utton Using the SUBTITLE b utton...
Press the 34 buttons to select Using the ANYKEY b utton Using the ANYKEY b utton “Subtitle” and press the 2 1 buttons to select the desired subtitle language. Press the ANYKEY button during playback. DVD-VIDEO 1/10 1/40 DVD-VIDEO 00:01:45 1/10 1/40 D 5.1CH...
Press the 34 buttons to select “Angle” Press the 342 1 buttons to move to and press the 2 1 buttons or number the area you want to enlarge. buttons to select the desired angle. DVD-VIDEO 1/10 1/40 00:01:45 D 5.1CH MOVE CHANGE Press the OK button.
To view the current status and progress of playback: Using PIP (Picture in Picture) Press the INFO. button. The PIP function allows you to view a sub screen together with the main screen. DVD-VIDEO Info You can view TV while playing a DVD disc. Title 1/10 Chapter...
Using Bookmarks Playing Back a Bookmark (V mode) DVD-VIDEO Press the MARKER button. Press the MARKER button during playback. Press the 2 1 buttons to select a Bookmark bookmarked scene. Bookmark MOVE RETURN MOVE PLAY CANCEL RETURN Press the OK button when the desired scene appears.
Press the OK button when the desired Clearing a Bookmark scene appears. The number 1 is displayed and the scene is memorised. Press the MARKER button. Marker Press the 2 1 buttons to select a bookmarked scene. MOVE CANCEL RETURN PLAY Bookmark Press the 2 1 button to move to the...
Playing Back a Marker Clearing a Marker Press the MARKER button. Press the MARKER button. Press the 2 1 buttons to select a Press the 2 1 buttons to select a bookmarked scene. bookmarked scene. Press the CANCEL button to delete the selected bookmark.
The Buttons on the Remote Control Playing an Audio CD/MP3 Playing an Audio CD (CD-DA)/MP3 Each disc has a variety of menu functions available. Playing an Audio CD (CD-DA) Insert an audio CD (CD-DA) into the disc tray. The audio CD menu appears and the tracks (songs) are played automatically.
Playing a MP3 Disc The Buttons on the Remote Control Insert a MP3 Disc into the disc tray. The MP3 menu appears and the tracks (songs) are played automatically. Music Repeat : Off Play Option : Normal Straight from the heart 00 :22 ROOT Bryan Adams...
Play Option Mode To Programme Tracks The Play Option can be used with an audio CD or MP3 You can register a maximum 30 tracks in the playlist. in the Play or Stop mode. Press the ANYKEY button. Press the ANYKEY button. Repeat Mode will be highlighted.
If you playlisted a wrong track, select the Playing a Picture CD wrong track using the 34 buttons and press the CANCEL button. The wrong track will be removed. Music Repeat : Off Play Option : Playlist P_TRACK 1 01 : 36 01.
Press the 342 1 buttons to select a Playing the Title List picture. JPEG Photo Index 6 / Slide Show ROOT / DSC01189 Page 2 / MOVE RETURN Follow these instructions to play back a scene from the • To see the next 6 pictures, press the button.
Using the MENU b utton To view the current status of the disc and progress of Using the MENU b utton playback: Press the INFO. button, and the information about the disc will appear. Press the MENU button. DVD-RAM(VR) Disc Info Disc Name DVD-RAM(VR) Title List...
Title List Screen Elements DVD-RAM(VR) DVD-RAM(VR) Title List Title List No. Title Length Edit No. Title Length Edit 01 19/APR/2004 1 00:00:21 00:00:21 02 19/APR/2004 1 00:00:03 00:00:03 03 20/APR/2004 2 00:00:15 03 Sports 00:00:15 Play √ 04 20/APR/2004 2 00:00:16 04 Movie 00:00:16 Rename...
Editing This section introduces basic functions of DVD editing and explains both edit functions for the recording on a disc and edit functions for the entire disc. • Title List Title refers to a recorded video and audio stream. Title List shows a list to help you select a title. Since the title list consists of the information on stream that is actually recorded, if one title is delet- ed, that title cannot be played again.
Press the 34 buttons to select Basic Editing Rename, and then press the OK button. The Rename screen is displayed. (Title List) DVD-RAM(VR) Title List No. Title Length Edit 01 19/APR/2004 1 00:00:21 02 19/APR/2004 1 00:00:03 03 20/APR/2004 2 00:00:15 Play Renaming (Labelling) a Title 04 20/APR/2004 2 00:00:16...
Press the 34 buttons to select On, and Locking (Protecting) a Title then press the OK button. The key icon Follow these instructions to lock an entry to protect it on the information window for the from accidental deletion. selected entry changes to the locked →...
Press the 34 buttons to select Delete, Deleting a Section of a Title and then press the OK button. Follow these instructions to delete a section of a Title List entry. DVD-RAM(VR) Title List No. Title Length Edit 01 Drama 00:00:21 02 Music 00:00:03...
Press the OK button at the starting Press the 34 buttons to select Delete, point. and then press the OK button. The image and starting point time are displayed The selected section has been deleted. in the section deletion starting point window. DVD-RAM(VR) Edit Title List DVD-RAM(VR)
• The yellow-coloured selection bar moves to the End item. Advanced Editing • Select the starting point of the section from which you want to create a new scene using the playback (Play List) related buttons ( Press the OK button at the end point. Creating a Playlist DVD-RAM(VR) Make Scene...
Press the 34 buttons to select Play, Playing Entries in the Playlist and then select the OK button. Follow these instructions to play the playlist entries. The playlist entries will be played. DVD-RAM(VR) Edit Playlist (VR mode) No. Title Length Edit 01 23/APR/2004/0 00:00:21 02 23/APR/2004/0 00:00:03 Press the PLAY LIST button.
Enter the desired characters using the Renaming a Playlist Entry 342 1 buttons. Follow these instructions to rename a playlist entry, i.e. to edit the title of a playlist entry. DVD-RAM(VR) Rename Dolphin A B C D E a b c d e f g h i F G H I J (VR mode)
Editing a Scene for the Playlist DVD-RAM(VR) Edit Scene Follow these instructions to edit scenes for a playlist. Scene No. Playlist No. 3 Play Modify 00:00:26 00:00:07 00:00:04 Move (VR mode) 00:00:03 00:00:11 00:00:04 Delete Press the PLAY LIST button. MOVE RETURN EXIT...
Press the OK button at the end point of Modifying a Scene (Replacing a Scene) the scene. DVD-RAM(VR) Modify Scene Scene No. 001 Press the arrow buttons to select the Start scene you want to modify, and then Start 00:00:00 press the OK button.
Moving a Scene (Changing the Position of a Scene) ■ You cannot move the selected scene to the posi- tion of the next scene, because the selected NOTE scene should be inserted before that position. ■ Depending on the kind of disc, the displayed screen may have a slight difference.
Copying a Playlist Entry to the Press the OK button at the end point of Playlist the scene. DVD-RAM(VR) Add Scene Using the PLA Y LIST b utton Using the PLA Y LIST b utton Scene No. 004 Start Start 00:00:15 Press the PLAY LIST button.
Press the OK button. Disc Protection Disc Protect allows you to protect your discs from being formatted or deleted due to unintended operations. DVD-RAM(VR) Disc Manager Disc Name Disc Protection : protected Disc Format Delete All Title Lists Cartridge Protection Info Press the MENU button with the disc stopped.
Press the 34 buttons to select Disc Delete All Title Lists Format, and then press the OK or 1 button. DVD-RAM(VR) Disc Manager Disc Name Press the MENU button with the disc Disc Protection : Not protected stopped. Disc Format Delete All Title Lists Cartridge Protection Info DVD-RAM(VR)
• You will be prompted with the confirmation Press the 34 buttons to select Disc message ‘Do you want to delete all title lists?'. Manager, and then press the OK or 1 button. DVD-RAM(VR) Disc Manager Disc Name DVD-RAM(VR) Disc Manager Disc Protection : Not protected Disc Name...
Finalising a disc DVD-R(V) Disc Manager After you record titles onto a DVD-RW/DVD-R disc with Disc Name your DVD recorder, it needs to be finalised before it Disc Protection : Not protected Disc Finalize can be played back on external devices. Delete All T MOVE RETURN...
Press the 2 1 buttons to select Yes, Unfinalising a disc (V/VR mode) and then press the OK button. The disc is unfinalised. ■ A DVD-RW can be finalised or unfinalised in Video Press the MENU button with the disc mode.
Troubleshooting If your product malfunctions, go through the checkpoints below before contacting a Hitachi authorised service centre. Power The input is displayed for a while The DVD recorder requires some time to initialise when the power is turned on. and the input will be displayed for approx. 10 seconds after it is turned on.
• Read the table of contents and then find and read the section describing your problem, and follow the instructions given. • Turn your DVD recorder off and on. • If the problem still persists, contact a nearby Hitachi service centre. 90 - English...
Specifications Power requirements 230 V AC, 50 Hz Power consumption 35 Watts Weight 8.27 lb (approx. 3.8 kg) General 16.9 in (W) × 11 in (D) × 2.7 in (H) Dimensions (approx. 430 mm (W) × 279 mm (D) × 69 mm (H)) Operating temp.
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