Hitachi DV-PF7UK Instruction Manual

Dvd/vcr combo (dvd player with video cassette recorder)
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To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-
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VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademark of Gemstar
Development Corporation.
The VIDEO Plus+ system is
manufactured under licence from
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  • Page 1 DVD/VCR Combo (DVD PLAYER with VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER) INSTRUCTION MANUAL VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured under licence from Gemstar Development Corporation. MODEL DV-PF7E(UK) MP3 PLAYBACK DVD / DVD-R / CD / CD-R / CD-RW COMPATIBLE REC TIMER DVD/VCR Combo DV-PF7E(UK) PROGRAM...
  • Page 2: Precautions

    WARNING : TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an CAUTION equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude DO NOT OPEN...
  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    PRECAUTIONS Declaration of Conformity This product complies with the requirement of the directives EN 55013:2001 EN 55020:2002 EMC-Directive: 89 / 336 / EEC EN 61000-3-2: 2000 Low Voltage Directive: 73 / 23 / EEC EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001 CE Marking: 93 / 68 / EEC EN 60065:1998 The DVD/VCR player EN 60825:1994+A2:2001...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS ■ PRECAUTIONS ......2 Auto Return ......21 Power Supply .
  • Page 5: About The Discs

    • Discs made on personal computers may not be played back properly due to different environments or the settings of the application you use. We recommend always to use the standardized, properly formatted discs. (Please contact your Hitachi dealer for more detail).
  • Page 6: Features

    FEATURES Mode Mode Hardware specifications ¡ Progressive Scan system ¡ AUDIO OUTPUT L/R jacks ¡ Dolby Digital sound ¡ Auto Head Cleaner By connecting this DVD/VCR to a Multi-channel Dolby ¡ Digital decoder, you can enjoy high-quality 5.1ch Dolby 4 Head HiFi Stereo Digital surround sound as heard in the movie theatres.
  • Page 7: Dvd/Vcr Switching

    DVD / VCR SWITCHING Since this product comprises DVD and VCR players, it is necessary to select the correct output mode. SWITCHING TO DVD MODE SURROUND OPEN/CLOSE QUICK-FIND SEARCH MODE EJECT A-B REPEAT Press DVD on the remote control. REPEAT MODE (Verify that the DVD OUTPUT Light is lit.) ZOOM...
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

  • Page 9: Remote Control

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Remote Control Loading the Batteries 1. Open the battery compartment cover. SURROUND OPEN/CLOSE QUICK-FIND SEARCH MODE EJECT A-B REPEAT REPEAT 2. Insert two AA batteries, with each one oriented correctly. MODE CLEAR/C.RESET DAILY/WEEKLY ZOOM ANGLE SUBTITLE AUDIO DISPLAY 3.
  • Page 10: Tour Of The Remote Control

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Tour of the remote control Buttons on remote control work in different ways for DVD, Audio CD, MP3 and VCR: Refer to the following table for correct use. Mode Mode SURROUND/ QUICK-FIND Button • To search and confirm the contents of SURROUND •...
  • Page 11: Dvd Mode

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Tour of the remote control Mode Mode STOP Button • To stop playback. • To stop playback or record. • Allows you to search forward/backward through SEARCH Buttons • Allows you to search forward/backward through a disc. • To begin slow forward/backward through a disc. a tape.
  • Page 12: Connections

    CONNECTIONS The following show examples of connections commonly used to connect the DVD/VCR to TV and other components. NOTES • Be sure to turn off the power to all components in the system before connecting another component. • Refer to the Instruction Manuals for your TV, stereo system and any other components to be connected to the DVD/VCR. DVD/VCR to TV Connection Other Connections EURO SCART (AV) SOCKETS...
  • Page 13: Connection To An Audio System

    CONNECTIONS Connection to an audio system Method 1 Method 2 Dolby Digital decoder, DTS decoder Stereo system or MPEG decoder Digital Audio Input OPTICAL COAXIAL AUDIO Audio Input Jacks Jacks DVD/VCR Analog Audio Out Digital Audio Out DIGITAL ANALOG AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT OPTICAL COAXIAL •...
  • Page 14: Connection To A Tv (For Dvd/Vcr)

    CONNECTIONS Connection to a TV (for DVD/VCR) Method 1 Method 2 Method 3 Basic Audio Good picture Better picture Best picture COMPONENT 21-pin Scart jack VIDEO IN S-VIDEO IN Euro Component Audio Cable S-Video audio/video Video Cable Cable Cable S-VIDEO ANALOG AUDIO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT...
  • Page 15: Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System

    HI-FI STEREO SOUND SYSTEM This DVD/VCR will record and playback Hi-Fi stereo sound. In addition it has a NICAM stereo sound decoder. This equipment will receive stereo and bilingual broadcasts and there are several ways of recording and playing back the sound. Selecting the Sound Mode You can select each mode by pressing AUDIO on the remote control.
  • Page 16: Setting The Clock

    PRESET FOR USE NOTES: Setting the Clock • In the steps , you can go back to the item you want to correct by pressing s. • Although seconds are not displayed, they begin count- ing from 00 when you exit by pressing MENU. Use this This DVD/VCR incorporates a 24-hour clock.
  • Page 17: Manual Tuning

    TUNING Press MENU. Manual Tuning MENU Press K or L to select “INITIAL”, TIMER then press B. SET UP INITIAL • Use the remote control for this procedure. Press MENU. Press K or L to select “CH TUN- INITIAL Press K or L to select “INITIAL”, ING”, then press B.
  • Page 18: Playback Function

    PLAYBACK FUNCTION Press K or L to select “PIC- Normal Playback SET UP TURE”, then press B. AUTO RETURN [ ON ] Press B until the desired mode AUTO REPEAT [ ON ] (NORMAL, SOFT, or SHARP) is PICTURE [ NORMAL ] indicated on the TV screen.
  • Page 19: Recording Function

    PLAYBACK FUNCTION NOTES: Press s or B to start time search. • Time search can be set up to 9 hours 59 minutes (9:59). The DVD/VCR begins rewinding or fast forwarding to the • This function will not operate in the Recording mode. specified point.
  • Page 20: Hints For Timer Recording

    RECORDING FUNCTION For weekly recording: To record a TV programme at the TO CHECK, CORRECT, OR CANCEL AN AUTOMATIC same time on the same channel every week. While the TIMER PROGRAMME month digit is flashing, press K or L repeatedly to select “W- Press TIMER.
  • Page 21: Pdc (Programme Delivery Control)

    RECORDING FUNCTION NOTES: Copying a video tape • If the PlusCode number is not available, it will be cleared automatically when you press the VIDEO Plus+ button. Enter the correct PlusCode number and press the VIDEO Plus+ button again. You can make copies of videotapes made by friends or rela- •...
  • Page 22: Status Display

    RECORDING FUNCTION Status Display Auto Rewind When a tape reaches the end during recording, playback or fast-forward, the tape will automatically rewind to the begin- Press DISPLAY to check the Counter, or Clock & Channel ning. After rewinding finishes, the DVD/VCR will eject the tape. number.
  • Page 23: Playing A Disc

    PLAYING A DISC • Pressing DISC NAVIGATION before pressing ENTER Basic Playback or B B (PLAY) at step will cease the DISC NAVIGA- TION function, and the playback will be stopped. The resume information will be lost. • When a disc menu is shown, the DISC NAVIGATION Getting started feature does not function.
  • Page 24: Resume

    PLAYING A DISC Resume Track Search There are three ways to begin playback of an Audio CD or During playback, press C C . MP3 at a specific Track. • Resume message will appear on the TV screen. Using the Number buttons Press B (PLAY), playback will resume from the point at Press the number buttons to enter the desired Track which playback was stopped.
  • Page 25: Repeat Track

    PLAYING A DISC NOTES: • To erase all tracks in the program at once, select “ALL • Repeat Title/Chapter is not available on some scenes. CLEAR” and press the ENTER button at step • The REPEAT setting will be cleared when moving to Random Playback (CD) other titles or chapters.
  • Page 26: Program Playback (Mp3)

    PLAYING A DISC Program Playback (MP3) Subtitle Language This feature allows you to program an MP3 disc to play in a The DVD/VCR allows you to select a language for subtitle (if desired sequence. available) during DVD disc playback. In stop mode, press MODE. Press SUBTITLE during playback.
  • Page 27: Ratings Control

    PLAYING A DISC Ratings Control Marker Setup Screen Ratings Control provides limits for DVDs with extreme violence Use markers to memorise your favourite places on a disc. or adult themes. (A password you establish will override the lim- Press SEARCH MODE repeatedly until the Marker Setup its.) Screen appears during playback.
  • Page 28: Dvd Setup

    DVD SETUP Audio Setting Display Setting Set your surround modes for DVD/VCR through your receiver or processor. DVD’s audio setup will not affect CD playback. You can change certain aspects of the DVD display screens, on-screen messages and the display panel on the front of In the STOP mode press SETUP.
  • Page 29: Language Setting

    DVD SETUP • Only the languages supported by the disc can be selected. Language Setting Press SETUP to exit. NOTE: • Language Setting for Audio and Subtitle is not available Language options are not available on some discs. with some discs.Then use AUDIO and SUBTITLE. Details Press SETUP in STOP mode.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE If the DVD/VCR does not perform properly when operated as instructed in this Owner’s Manual, check the DVD/VCR, con- sulting the following checklist. Problem Solution No power –Check if the AC power cord is properly connected. –Unplug the outlet once, and wait for 5-10 seconds and then plug it in again.
  • Page 31: Specifications

    • Should your DVD/VCR become inoperative, do not try to correct the problem by yourself. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Turn off, unplug the power cord, and please contact the Hitachi dealer who supplied the product or call the Hitachi helpline to locate an Authorized Service centre.
  • Page 32: Battery Safety Guidelines

    BATTERY SAFETY GUIDELINES 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 33: Subsidiary Information

    SUBSIDIARY INFORMATION 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. ★★★★★★★★★★★...
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  • Page 35 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. Whitebrook Park...
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