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DVD RECORDER

(DVD RECORDER with VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER)
Instruction Manual
PAL
VIDEO Plus + and PlusCode are registered
trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation.
The VIDEO Plus + system is manufactured
under licence from Gemstar Development Corporation.
DV-RV8500E ( UK )
Model No.

Dear customer

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 . F o r
optimum performance and safety, please read
these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this
product, please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.

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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DVD RECORDER (DVD RECORDER with VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER) Instruction Manual DV-RV8500E ( UK ) Model No. 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 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 .
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions nology must be authorised by Macrovision Corporation, and is CAUTION intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorised by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN engineering or disassembly is prohibited. SERIAL NUMBER: The serial number is found on the back of CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK this unit.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents INTRODUCTION • AV2 Connection ....23 Safety Precautions..... . . 2 •...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents • Subtitles ......36 EDITING • Finding Locations on a Disc ... 36 Title List and Chapter List Menu .
  • Page 5: Overview

    – Do not use irregularly shaped CDs (e.g., heart-shaped In the case of an 8-cm DVD-RAM on which or octagonal). Doing so may result in malfunctions. photos were recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder, no editing of Disc Navigation or play list can be performed on this recorder (recording on it and creating a play list are possible).
  • Page 6: Disc-Related Terms

    Overview (Continued) Regional code of the DVD Recorder and DVDs About Symbols This DVD Recorder is designed and manufactured for playback of Region 2 encoded About the symbol display DVD software. The region code on the labels of some “ ”...
  • Page 7: About Dvd-R And Dvd-Rw Disc

    Overview (Continued) About DVD-R and DVD-RW disc Is editing a DVD like editing a video tape? No. When you edit a video tape you need one video How are DVD-R and DVD-RW discs different? deck to play the original tape and another to record the The essential difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW edits.
  • Page 8: About Dvd Recording

    Overview (Continued) About DVD recording Notes for recording • The recording times shown are not exact because the recorder uses variable bit-rate video compression. otes This means that the exact recording time will depend • This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or on the material being recorded.
  • Page 9: Restrictions On Video Recording

    Overview (Continued) 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: Precautions

    Overview (Continued) Precautions Storing discs After playing, store the disc in its case. Handling the unit Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat, or leave it in a parked car exposed to direct When shipping the unit sunlight, as there may be a considerable temperature The original shipping carton and packing materials increase inside the car.
  • Page 11: Front Panel

    Front Panel 9 : ; < = > 1 STANDBY/ON 7 DV IN Switches the Recorder ON and OFF. Connect the DV output of a digital camcorder. Press to turn the power on and off. (As to the indication of the Operate switch, “ ”...
  • Page 12: Function Display Window

    Function Display Window Disc type indicators Indicates the type of disc loaded. Indicates when the recorder is in timer recording or a timer recording is programmed. REC The recorder is recording. PRG Programmed playback active. TTL Indicates current title. A disc is inserted in the DVD deck. A VHS tape is inserted in the VCR deck.
  • Page 13: Remote Control Overview

    Remote Control Overview (p.66) POWER EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE (p.11) Switches the recorder ON or OFF. - Opens and closes the disc tray. (p.43) DVD - Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. TV Control Buttons (p.66) Select the Recorder’s function mode to POWER: DVD.
  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel AERIAL Connect the aerial to this terminal. COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs. AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) Connect to an amplifier, receiver or stereo system. Mains Lead Plug into the power source. EURO AV 2 DECODER Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Pay-TV decoder, Set Top Box, VCR, etc.).
  • Page 15: Connections

    Connections Progressive Scan (ColourStream ® Pro) connection Caution If your television is a high-definition or ‘digital ready’ – Make sure the Recorder is connected directly to the television, you may take advantage of the recorder’s TV. Tune the TV to the correct video input channel. progressive scan output for the highest video resolution –...
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Cable Box Or Satellite Receiver

    Connections (Continued) Connecting to a cable box or satellite decoder box Connecting an external receiver If you have an external, dedicated decoder box for your satellite or cable TV system, use the setup described on If you have a cable or satellite receiver with a built-in this page.
  • Page 17: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connections (Continued) Connecting to an Amplifier Rear of Recorder Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analogue stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
  • Page 18: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections To Recorder

    Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connecting a Digital Camcorder Connections to Recorder Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to connect a DV digital camcorder or video deck or Connect the input jacks (AV3) on the Recorder to the DVD-R/RW recorder and digitally transfer DV tapes or audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, DVD-R/RW discs to DVD-R/RW.
  • Page 19: Before Operation

    Before Operation Initial Settings General In this menu system, there are several ways to Auto Programming customise the settings provided. Most menus consist of This Recorder is equipped with a frequency three levels to set up the options, but some require synthesised tuner capable of receiving up to 99 TV greater depth for the variety of settings.
  • Page 20: Program Edit

    Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit Press RETURN (@) repeatedly to exit Program List menu. You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, move, etc.). Program Edit Auto Programming You can perform a search to select and store TV Program Edit Edit Clock Set channels manually.
  • Page 21 Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit (Continued) Sort TV channels manually Station Rename You can sort the program’s position on the Program List menu. You can name stations independently. Names can be up 1. Use 3 / 4 to select a program on the Program List to 5 characters long.
  • Page 22: Auto Clock Set

    Before Operation (Continued) Auto Clock Set Enter the necessary information for date and time. When Channel auto search is completed the actual 2 / 1 (left/right): Moves the cursor to the previous Time and Date are also set automatically. If the time in or next column.
  • Page 23: Vcr Play System

    Before Operation (Continued) VCR Play System 1) Remove any disc from the unit and close the disc tray. Your video recorder uses dual colour standards, PAL 2) Press STOP and hold it for five seconds before and MESECAM. During play your video recorder should releasing it.
  • Page 24: Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) Audio Sampling Frequency If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of handling Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. 96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice is Set the recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of made, this unit will automatically convert any 96 kHz audio system you use.
  • Page 25: Lock (Parental Control)

    Before Operation (Continued) Lock (Parental Control) Rating Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for Set Password children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control information that applies to the complete disc or to To access the Rating, Set Password and Area Code certain scenes on the disc.
  • Page 26: Area Code

    Before Operation (Continued) Area Code Record Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were Disc Record Mode used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list (See “Area Code List”, page 65.). You can set the picture quality for DVD recording; XP (High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), LP (Low Quality), Rating EP (Extend Quality).
  • Page 27: Vcr Record System

    Before Operation (Continued) VCR Record System Disc Your video recorder uses dual colour standards, PAL Initialize and MESECAM. During recording your video recorder should select the colour system automatically, however if If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will you experience problems you may need to do it initialize the disc.
  • Page 28: Finalize

    Before Operation (Continued) Finalize Disc Label Finalising ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc Use this to enter a name for the disc. This name can be played on a regular DVD player or computer appears when you display disc information on-screen. equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.
  • Page 29: Disc Protect

    Before Operation (Continued) Disc Protect Manual Skip Video When recording in DVD+RW / +R / DVD-RAM disc or VR mode formatted DVD-RW disc, set to ON to prevent Pressing MANUAL SKIP during playback allows you to accidental recording, editing or deleting of the disc skip a set time to a scene forward and continue loaded.
  • Page 30: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    Before Operation (Continued) General Explanation of On-Screen Changing TV Channels If no disc or tape is playing, you can change TV Display channels using the number or PROG/TRK (3 / 4) buttons on the remote control. This manual gives basic instructions for operating the Recorder.
  • Page 31 Before Operation (Continued) Displaying Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the elapsed playing time and total time. Shows the current Shows the Current title/chapter number and Title : 1/4 mode. total number of Chapter: 3/28 0:06:32 / 2:12:10 titles/chapters. Menu Options Selection Method Function (Use 3 / 4 to select desired option) Title Number 2 / 1, or...
  • Page 32: Displaying Information On-Screen

    Before Operation (Continued) Displaying Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the elapsed playing time and total time. Shows the title name, recording date, recording Shows the Current mode, etc. TITLE 1 mode. ORG: Original 01/01/04 0:06:32 / 2:12:10 ORG SP PList: Playlist Menu Options Selection Method Function (Use 3 / 4 to select desired option)
  • Page 33: Playback

    Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD or Video CD – This recorder can play back an 8-cm DVD-R recorded on a Hitachi DVD video camera/recorder and not finalized. However, additional recording or finalizing on Playback Setup this recorder will not be possible.
  • Page 34: Still Picture And Frame-By-Frame Playback

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) REPEAT Repeat CHAPTER Video Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback DVD Discs - Repeat Chapter/Title/All/Off Video Press REPEAT to select a desired repeat mode. 1. Press PAUSE/STEP (;) during playback. • Chapter: repeats the current chapter. The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode.
  • Page 35: Zoom

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) 3. Press CLEAR. “Delete selected marker? Continue?” message appears. 4. Use 2 / 1 to select “Yes” then press ENTER. Zoom 5. Repeat steps 2-4 to erase additional Marked scene. Video 6.
  • Page 36: Changing The Audio Channel

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Changing the Audio Channel Last Condition Memory Video DivX This recorder memorises the user settings for the last With a Video CD, press AUDIO then press 2 / 1 disc that you have viewed. Settings remain in memory even if you remove the disc from the recorder or switch repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT).
  • Page 37: Playing A Divx Movie Disc

    ® Playing a DivX Movie Disc ® Playing a DivX Movie Disc If the subtitle still does not display properly after the ® Using this unit you can play DivX disc. Before playing steps 1-2 proceeded, press and hold SUBTITLE about 3 ®...
  • Page 38: Audio Cd And Mp3/Wma Operation

    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA To stop playback at any other time, press STOP (∫). Disc Music menu options 1. To display menu options, select a track (or folder) on The Recorder can play audio CDs. Also, the Recorder the menu then press ENTER.
  • Page 39: Pause

    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation (Continued) Pause Repeat A-B 1. Press PAUSE/STEP (;) during playback. To repeat a sequence in a track: 2. To return to playback, press 1 (PLAY) or press 1. Press A-B at your chosen start point. PAUSE/STEP (;) again.
  • Page 40: Programmed Playback With Audio Cd And Mp3/Wma

    Program Playback with Audio CD and MP3/WMA The Program function enables you to store your favorite Program List menu options tracks from any disc in the recorder memory. Program can contain 99 tracks (Audio CD) or 256 tracks 1. To display menu options, select a track on the (MP3/WMA).
  • Page 41: Jpeg File Operation

    JPEG File Operation Use 3 / 4 to select “Full Screen” option then Viewing a JPEG File JPEG press ENTER. The recorder can play discs with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG Recordings” on page 42. Insert a disc and close the tray.
  • Page 42: Skip Images

    JPEG File Operation (Continued) Skip Images Notes on JPEG Recordings While viewing a picture, press SKIP (: or 9) once • Depending on the size and number of JPEG files, it to advance to the next file or return to the previous file. may take several minutes for the recorder to read the disc’s content.
  • Page 43: Vcr Mode Tape Playback

    VCR Mode Tape Playback Preparation Special Effect Playback • Before using the remote control, press the VCR button Special effects playback notes to select the device to be operated. • Horizontal lines (noise bars) will appear on the TV • Turn the TV on and select the video input source screen.
  • Page 44: Recording

    Basic Recording Basic Recording from a TV • If the recorder is turned on when a disc is inserted or a disc is already placed in the recorder, it will take about a minute for the recorder to read the disc. Follow the instructions below to record a TV program.
  • Page 45: Copying From Dvd To Vcr

    Basic Recording (Continued) To Pause the Recording Select DVD mode by pressing DVD on the 1. Press PAUSE/STEP (;) to pause the disc or tape remote control or pressing DVD/VCR on the during recording. front panel. 2. When you want to continue recording, press Find the place on the DVD (or Disc) from which PAUSE/STEP (;) or REC (¥).
  • Page 46: Copying From Vcr To Dvd

    Basic Recording (Continued) Copying from VCR to DVD Select Dubbing then press ENTER or DUBBING to start copying. You can copy the contents of a VHS tape to a recordable DVD disc using the DUBBING button. This allows you to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. If you press PAUSE/STEP during Copy mode, both the DVD and VCR decks go into Pause mode and the “DUB”...
  • Page 47: Timer Recording

    The Timer Record List will appear. The recommendable recordable DVD discs Press RETURN (@) to exit the Timer Record We recommend using Hitachi Maxell discs as they have List. been confirmed to be compatible with this unit. Other discs may not perform correctly.
  • Page 48: Timer Recording With Video Plus+ System

    Timer Recording with VIDEO Plus+ System This system makes programming timer recordings very • If two or more programs overlap, recording of the simple. Most TV guides publish VIDEO Plus+ program that starts earlier will finish, after which programming numbers with their program details. If you recording of the following program will start.
  • Page 49: Playing While You Are Recording

    Timer Recording with VIDEO Plus+ System (Continued) Playing while you are recording You can start play from the beginning of the title while continuing to record it. While recording (in DVD mode) Press 1 (PLAY). Start play of the title you are recording. Press STOP (∫) to return to the current recording screen.
  • Page 50: Recording From An External Input

    Recording from an External Input Recording from External Components Recording from a Digital Camcorder You can record from an external component, such as a You can record from a digital camcorder connected to camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the recorder’s the DV IN jack on the front panel of this recorder.
  • Page 51: What Is Dv

    Recording from an External Input (Continued) What is DV? DV-Related Messages You may see the following messages appear on your TV Using DV, also known as i.LINK, you can connect a screen when using the DV IN jack. DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and Not connected to Camcorder.
  • Page 52: Title List And Chapter List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu Press RETURN (@) repeatedly to exit Title List- Using the Title List-Original menu Original menu. The Title List-Original is where you build and edit your Playlist, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc.
  • Page 53: Using The Title List-Playlist Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List-Playlist menu Using the Chapter List-Playlist menu Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display the Title List-Playlist menu. the Title List-Playlist menu. •...
  • Page 54: If The Disc Has Already Been Finalized

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Video Video Using the Title List menu Deleting a Title From the Title List display you can play, name and Before a disc is finalized, you can delete titles recorded delete titles. on the disc. Once a Video mode disc is finalized, the Title List Caution screen changes its appearance and all you can do is...
  • Page 55: Using The Title List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Press RETURN (@) repeatedly to exit Title List Using the Title List menu menu. The Title List is where you can see the all recorded titles, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc.
  • Page 56: Title List And Chapter List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Press RETURN (@) repeatedly to exit Title List Using the Title List menu menu. The Title List is where you can see the all recorded titles, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc.
  • Page 57: Title And Chapter Editing

    Title and Chapter Editing Edits you make to the Original content changes the Adding Chapter Markers actual content of the disc. For example, if you delete a title or chapter from the Original content (Title or Chapter Chapter), that title or chapter is deleted from the disc, You can put a chapter marker anywhere in a Playlist or freeing up extra recording time.
  • Page 58: Making A New Playlist

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the Playlist Making a New Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put into You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later —...
  • Page 59: Deleting A Title/Chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Deleting a Title/Chapter Deleting a Part Video You can delete a part which you do not want in the title. When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display on DVD-RW discs formatted in VR mode, you only Title List-Original or Title List-Playlist menu.
  • Page 60: Naming A Title

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) When finished editing, press RETURN (@). 1 1 1 1 otes • Names can be up to 32 characters long. • For discs formatted on a different DVD Recorder, you will see only a limited character set. If, after setting a starting point, you use fast reverse, etc.
  • Page 61: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Protect a Title Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Use this function to protect accidental recording, editing or deleting of the title. Press DISC MENU / LIST repeatedly to display Title List-Playlist menu.
  • Page 62: Hide A Title/Chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Hide a Title/Chapter Divide One Title Into Two Use this function to hide a title/chapter on the Title List Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. or Chapter List menu. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to On the Title List or Chapter List menu, divide then press ENTER.
  • Page 63: Additional Information

    Additional Information Viewing Title List menu displayed on other DVD Overwrite Recording recorders or players To overwrite a new video recording to a previously You can view the Title List menu displayed on the recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not another DVD player that is capable of playing DVD+RW available on DVD+R, which always record at the end of or DVD+R discs.
  • Page 64: Language Code List

    Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 23). Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Language 6566 Abkhazian 7074 Fiji 7678 Lingala 8373 Singhalese 6565 Afar 7073 Finnish 7684...
  • Page 65: Area Code List

    Area Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Area Code” (See page 26). Code Country Code Country Code Country Code Country Andorra Eritrea Saint Lucia Seychelles United Arab Emirates Spain Liechtenstein Sudan Afghanistan Ethiopia Sri Lanka Sweden Antigua and Barbuda Finland...
  • Page 66: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    TV with the supplied remote. You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-Hitachi TVs as well. If your TV is listed in You can control your TV using the buttons below. the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer code.
  • Page 67 Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote (Continued) Manufacturer Code Number Manufacturer Code Number DECCA 070 108 159 161 162 184 189 190 206 KAIDO DECCAVIDEO KAPSCH 089 147 148 197 DUAL KARCHER 084 108 DUMONT KATHREIN ELBE 058 144 157 160 192 246 KAWA ELBIT 108 248...
  • Page 68: The Supplied Remote

    Controlling Your TV with the Supplied Remote (Continued) Manufacturer Code Number Manufacturer Code Number PHILIPS 065 066 067 068 069 092 108 109 111 112 TELEOPTA 114 115 116 119 122 123 124 125 193 212 TELERNT 251 252 TELETECH 165 171 PIONEER TELETEXT...
  • Page 69: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom Cause Solution No power. • The mains lead is disconnected. • Plug the mains lead into the wall outlet securely. No picture. • The TV is not set to receive Recorder •...
  • Page 70 Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom Cause Solution Can’t play a disc • The disc was recorded in Video mode. • Finalize the disc. (page 28) recorded using this • Some players will not play even a • No solution. recorder on another finalized disc recorded in Video mode.
  • Page 71: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements AC 220-240V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 432 X 81.5 X 367 mm (w x h x d) Mass (approx.) 6.6 kg Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Television system PAL I/I colour system Recording format System...
  • Page 72 PLEASE PHOTOCOPY AND DISPLAY Used correctly, domestic batteries are a safe and dependable source of portable power. Problems can occur if they are misused or abused — resulting in leakage or, in extreme cases, fire or explosion. Here are some simple guidelines to safe battery use designed to eliminate any such problems.
  • Page 73 SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but like any elec- trical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. ★★★★★★★★★★★...
  • Page 74 Please note that evidence of the date of purchase will be required before service under guarantee is carried out. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights. In all cases of difficulty consult your Hitachi dealer. HITACHI EUROPE LTD. Consumer Affairs Department...
  • Page 75 Fax: +46 (0) 8 562 711 13 Tel: +39 02 38073415 Servizio Clienti Email: csgswe@hitachi-eu.com Fax: +39 02 48786381/2 Email: customerservice.italy@hitachi-eu.com HITACHI EUROPE S.A.S HITACHI EUROPE LTD (Norway) AB Lyon Office STRANDVEIEN 18 B.P. 45, 69671 BRON CEDEX 1366 Lysaker FRANCE...

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