Hitachi HDR161 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1 Digital TV Recorder Model HDR161 Instruction manual To obtain the best performance and ensure years of trouble-free use. please read this instruction manual completely.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INDEX IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ................................2 SOME DOS AND DON'TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT ....................6 POWER CORD (MAINS LEAD) ................................7 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ..................................7 GENERAL PROPERTIES..................................8 CONTENTS OF PACKAGING................................8 REMOTE CONTROL ..................................9 GETTING STARTED ..................................9 FRONT AND BACK PANEL ................................10 CONNECTION DIAGRAMS................................11 REMOTE CONTROL LAYOUT ...............................12 REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS..............................13 MENU INTERFACE ..................................14...
  • Page 3: Important Safeguards

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS CAUTION: Please read all of these instructions before you operate this product and save these instructions for later use. Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. This product has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety. BUT IMPROPER USE CAN RESULT IN POTENTIAL ELECTRICAL SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARDS.
  • Page 4 13. Ventilation Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
  • Page 5 • PC/AT is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States. • Macintosh® is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. • All other company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 6 WARNING This symbol on the product or in the instructions means that your electrical and electronic equipment should be disposed at the end of life separately from your household waste. There are separate collection systems for recycling in the EU. For more information, please contact the local authority or your retailer where you purchased the product.
  • Page 7: Some Dos And Don'ts On The Safe Use Of Equipment

    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 electrical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured.
  • Page 8: Power Cord (Mains Lead)

    POWER CORD (MAINS LEAD) Do not place the product where a piece of furniture or other heavy object could trap the power cord (mains lead). Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock.
  • Page 9: General Properties

    GENERAL PROPERTIES 1. Menu Language : English 2. Channel lock, Menu lock 3. Channel list sorted by D-book logical channel numbers. 4. Channel list name editing option. 5. BBC UK Compliant Over Air Download. 6. PIP (Picture in picture) 7. Time shift – pause live TV. 8.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    REMOTE CONTROL 1. Press the mark on the cover and slide it in the direction of the arrow. 2. Insert the batteries making sure the polarities correctly match the + and - marks inside the battery compartment. 3. Attach the cover and slide it until it clicks into place. Incorrect use of the batteries may cause them to leak or explode.
  • Page 11: Front And Back Panel

  • Page 12: Connection Diagrams

  • Page 13: Remote Control Layout

    REMOTE CONTROL LAYOUT USING THE CONTROLS ON THE FRONT PANEL You can enter the main menu buy pressing the menu button on the front of the unit. Then navigate through the menu's with the four Arrow buttons on the front of the unit.and make a selection with the OK button.
  • Page 14: Remote Control Functions

    REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS BUTTON FUNCTION 1. STAND BY Standby ON/OFF Fast Forward 3. LIB. Library of records 4. TIMERS Schedule recording Record key 6. INFO Displays Info window 7. Arrow buttons/OK Menu Navigation 8. BACK Exit from menu (Without saving) 9.
  • Page 15: Menu Interface

    MENU INTERFACE FIRST TIME INSTALLATION When the box is switched on from stand-by mode and if there is no channel stored in the database, First Time Installation Menu window is displayed on the screen. In this window, set the TV type with “...
  • Page 16: Navigating Channel List

    1.1. NAVIGATING CHANNEL LIST In the channel table “ / ” moves the selection to the previous or next .To exit menu and watch a specific channel highlight it using, “ / ” then press OK key while the "SELECT" option at the bottom of the screen is highlighted.
  • Page 17: Programme Guide (7 Days Epg)

    2. PROGRAMME GUIDE (7 DAYS EPG) Electronic Program Guide appears on the screen. It is able to get Information of the channel - programs weekly by means of 7- DAY–EPG. All programs of channels are displayed. current program highlighted and there is brief information about the programs of the channel, such as: name, short/extended event description, start &...
  • Page 18: Recordings Library

    Change /Delete: permit or prohibit any modifications for other users. When a timer Start time is reached, the receiver starts to record the desired program, then when the end time is reached, the record stops. Save the adjustments by means of GREEN key or cancel with RED button.
  • Page 19: Play Options

    4.1. PLAY OPTIONS 4.1.1. PLAY FROM START Plays the recording from the beginning. 4.1.2. RESUME Begins with playing from the last stopped position. 4.1.3. PLAY FROM OFFSET Begins with playing, from the time which is entered. 4.1.4. MANAGE CHAPTERS It will display any marked chapters (To set chapter marks, press the Menu button during playback and enter the “Chapter Options”...
  • Page 20: Main Title

    Here, only the “Start recording at” and “ Stop recording at” options are active. If you have alrady separated recording, you could select any chapter to begin with the archiving and stop it. If it is not separated in chapters, the beginning and ending time of the recording will be automatically the beginning and ending time of the archiving.
  • Page 21: Chapter Options

    4.2. CHAPTER OPTIONS During playback of a recording, if you press the MENU button, you will get to the “Chapter Options” menu. The chapter options menu includes following options: This menu includes the options below: 4.2.1. CREATE NEW CHAPTER MARK Using the “...
  • Page 22: Setup

    5. SETUP Allows you to full make adjustments to the following: Recordings, Configuration, Language and Installation. 5.1. RECORDINGS settings recordings configured in this menu, press OK to display the menu. 5.1.1. START EARLY Enter the required amount of minutes by means of “...
  • Page 23: Hard Disk Info

    5.1.6. HARD DISK INFO Displays Hard disk information in the form of a table. Select this from the configuration menu. 5.2. CONFIGURATION You can configure the settings of your set top box. Select Configuration from Setup menu and press OK to enter this menu. Press the BACK button on the remote to exit 5.2.1.
  • Page 24: Scan Encrypted Channels

    5.2.6. SCAN ENCRYPTED CHANNELS Use “▲ / ▼” buttons to go to the Scan Encrypted Channels option. Use “◄ / ►” buttons to toggle YES or NO the searching for encrypted channels. 5.2.7. RECEIVER UPGRADE - OAD Over Air Download (OAD): To ensure that your STB always has the most up todate information.
  • Page 25: Language

    5.3. LANGUAGE In this menu the user can adjust the preferred language. Language is changed by pressing OK key. System: shows the language of the system Preferred These settings will be used if available. Otherwise the current settings will be used. Audio: by pressing “...
  • Page 26: First Time Installation

    5.4.3. FIRST TIME INSTALLATION Use this option to load default settings, which had been set at the factory. To install factory settings, highlight ‘First Time Installation’ menu and press OK key, then you will be asked to confirm deleting all channels and settings.
  • Page 27 The second press of the info button brings up a box containing a brief description of the currently viewed programme. You can now use the > button to change the programme description to that of the next programme on the current channel. PR+ / PR –...
  • Page 28: Time Shifting (Pause Live Recording)

    TIME SHIFTING (PAUSE LIVE RECORDING) Pause Live Recording is a feature that enables you to pause a live broadcast if, say the phone rings you can go back to the same spot that you were at when you left. The live broadcasting can be stopped any time.
  • Page 29: Trouble Shooting Guide

    the receiver has been correctly set up for the TV set connected, a widescreen programme will always be displayed correctly on a widescreen set, and a standard format programme will correctly fill the screen of a standard format TV. With a widescreen TV set displaying a standard format programme the WIDE key switches between displaying the picture with black bars down the sides, and enlarging the picture so that it fills the whole width of the screen but the top and bottom are cropped off.With a standard format TV displaying a widescreen programme, the WIDE key switches between displaying the picture with black bars at the...
  • Page 30: Technical Specifications

    9. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Supply Voltage 220 - 240 V AC ~ 50Hz Input Frequency 470 Mhz-862 Mhz Maximum Power consumption 21 W Standby Power Consumption 11.7 W Operating temperature 5ºC to +45ºC Storage temperature -15ºC to +55ºC Humidity 25 to 75 % rel Physical dimensions 360x280x48 mm...
  • Page 31 REMOTE CONTROL Operating Distance 10m Max. Batteries 2x1.5V Micro (R-03/AAA) TUNERS 2 xRF In IEC-type, female (75Ohm) 2 x RF Out (loop through) IEC-type, male (75Ohm) HARD DISK Hard Disk capacity 160 GB FRONT PANEL Display Standby ON/OFF, Record, Play/Pause, Menu, Front Panel Control Keys OK, Menu Up/Down/Left/Right.
  • Page 32: Uk Guarantee

    I) The product has been installed and used only in accordance with the instructions supplied with the product. II) The product has not been repaired, maintained, or modified by any person other than a Hitachi authorised engineer. III) The product serial number has not been removed or altered.
  • Page 33: Mportant Notice

    11. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DIGITAL SWITCHOVER AND YOUR TV EQUIPMENT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO ENJOY WATCHING TV DURING AND FOLLOWING DIGITAL SWITCHOVER Starting in 2008* and ending in 2012, television services in the UK will go completely digital, TV region by TV region.
  • Page 34: Digital Video Recorder

    DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER HDR 161 some time. Then, you can turn on your digital set-top box BEFORE YOU START by pressing the STANDBY button on the remote control. This Digital TV Recorder (DTR) can only receive and record Digital Terrestrial TV (Freeview) signals. Please check that FIRST TIME INSTALLATION you are in a Digital TV reception area.
  • Page 35: Quick Start Guide

    SETUP The entire settings and configuration of the unit is adjusted in SETUP window.To activate setup window in main menu press , when it is highlighted. Setup window appears on the screen. Navigate in the window by means of keys. “...
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