Hitachi DVPF3EUK 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-
free use, please read this instruction manual completely.
VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are
registered trademark of Gemstar
Development Corporation.
The VIDEO Plus+ system is
manufactured under licence
from Gemstar Development
AV 3
L (mono) AUDIO IN R


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  • Page 1 DVD/VCR Combo (DVD PLAYER with VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER) INSTRUCTION MANUAL ReWritable Recordable VIDEO Plus+ and PlusCode are registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEO Plus+ system is manufactured under licence from Gemstar Development Corporation. MODEL DVPF3EUK PROGRAM AV 3 DVD OUTPUT VCR TIMER VIDEO IN...
  • Page 2: I Laser Safety

    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, CAUTION within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK “dangerous voltage”...
  • Page 3: I Precautions

    PRECAUTIONS CAUTION POWER SUPPLY 1) Do not attempt to open the cabinet. There are The main power supply is engaged when the no parts you can service inside. Refer all ser- main plug is plugged in a 220-240V ˜ 50Hz AC vicing to qualified service personnel.
  • Page 4: I About Copyright

    A NOTE ABOUT RECYCLING This product’s packaging materials are recyclable and can be reused. Please dispose of any materials in accordance with your local recycling regulations. Batteries should never be thrown away or incinerated but disposed of in accordance with your local regulations concerning chemical wastes.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

  • Page 6: I Features

    FEATURES ¡Disc Navigation Mode Displays the first scenes of each chapter in a title. ¡Dolby Digital sound ¡Resume Play This DVD/VCR can handle Dolby Digital surround sound ¡Virtual Surround with 5.1 channels when connected to a Dolby Digital decoder. ¡Bit rate indication ¡Still/fast/slow/step playback ¡DRC (Dynamic range control) ¡Random playback for audio CD and MP3...
  • Page 7: I About The Discs

    ABOUT THE DISCS PLAYABLE DISCS DISC TYPES The following discs can be played back on this DVD/VCR. [ DVD ] ¡ DVD video ¡ DVD-R* Data on a DVD is divided into sections called "titles", and then into subsections called "chapters", each of which is ¡...
  • Page 8: I Operating Controls And Functions

    OPERATING CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS FRONT PANEL PROGRAM AV 3 DVD OUTPUT VCR TIMER VIDEO IN L (mono) AUDIO IN R 18 16 11. F.FWD Button (VCR) [page 22] REMOTE CONTROL Press to rapidly advance the tape, or view the picture rapidly in forward during playback.
  • Page 9 28. CLEAR/C.RESET Button VCR mode [page 22] DVD mode [page 31] Press to rewind the tape, or to view the picture rapidly Press to reset the setting. in reverse during the playback mode (Rewind Search). VCR mode [page 20] 41. PAUSE/STEP (k) Button Press to reset the counter.
  • Page 10: Tour Of The Remote Control

    VCR mode [page 19] 54. SEARCH MODE/QUICK-FIND Button Press to select TV channels on the VCR. DVD mode [page 31] To select channels, enter channel numbers as a two-digit Press to access or remove the Search display, number for the quickest results. For example, to select which allows you to go directly to a specific channel 6, press 0 then 6.
  • Page 11 Tour of the Remote Control CLEAR/C.RESET Button • Clear the makers. • To reset the tape counter. • Clear the makers. • Removes status No. CLEAR/C. RESET • Clear the number that is in program input. • Clear the number that is entered incorrectly.
  • Page 12: Display

    DISPLAY DISPLAYS DURING OPERATION No disc inserted / can not read Lights up when a DVD is inserted into the tray. Stays on when the Stays on when repeat Tray open A-B repeat function track function is on. is on. Stays on when Stays on when the repeat chapter...
  • Page 13: I Connections

    CONNECTIONS REAR VIEW AV2 (DECODER) S-VIDEO ANALOG DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AERIAL DVD/VCR COAXIAL OPTICAL AV1 (TV) RF OUT 6 7 8 AERIAL Jack DIGITAL COAXIAL AUDIO OUT Jack (DVD only) Connect your antenna, Cable Box, or Direct Connect an optional coaxial digital audio cable Broadcast System.
  • Page 14: Dvd/Vcr To Tv Connection

    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 ¡...
  • Page 15: Connection To An Audio System

    CONNECTION TO AN AUDIO SYSTEM Method 1 Method 2 Digital Audio Audio Input Dolby Digital decoder, Stereo system Input Jacks Jacks DTS decoder, or AUDIO MPEG decoder COAXIAL OPTICAL DIGITAL ANALOG AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT DVD/VCR COAXIAL OPTICAL Digital Audio Analog Audio (DVD only) •...
  • Page 16: I Hi-Fi Stereo Sound System

    Notes If you use the Euro audio/video cable, it is not necessary to connect the analog audio cable. ¡ Connect the DVD/VCR player directly to a TV. If the A/V cables are connected to a DVD/VCR, pictures may ¡ be distorted due to the copy protection system. HOW TO CONNECT TO A TV WITHOUT AUDIO/VIDEO INPUT JACKS If your TV does not have a Scart jack, it is still possible to connect this DVD/VCR player to your TV’s 75- ohm coaxial antenna terminal using a commercially available Stereo Audio/Video RF Modulator, not includ-...
  • Page 17: I Preset For Use

    PRESET FOR USE VIDEO CHANNEL SETTING Press STOP ( C ) to stop the tape. Notes • You may also access the RF OUT CH menu by pressing and holding MENU on the remote control for 3 seconds during power off until the RF OUT Skip This Section When Connected By SCART.
  • Page 18: Setting The Clock

    SETTING THE CLOCK Likewise, set the relevant month, day, hour, and minute. Press MENU to start the clock. This DVD/VCR incorporates a 24-hour clock. The Notes clock must be set for the Automatic Timer Recording • In the steps 5 and 6, you can go back to the item you function to operate correctly.
  • Page 19: Automatic Tuning

    Press Arrow ( /p) to select “CH TUNING”, AUTOMATIC TUNING then press Arrow ( INITIAL CH TUNING CLOCK RF OUT You can programme the tuner to scan only the chan- nels that you can receive in your area. • Use the remote control for this procedure. Press Arrow ( /p) to select “MANUAL”, then press Arrow (...
  • Page 20: To Skip A Preset Channel

    TO SKIP A PRESET CHANNEL CHANNEL ORDER You can arrange the channels in any order you want as The channels you can no longer receive or seldom follows. watch can be set to be skipped when you access chan- • Use the remote control for this procedure. nels PROG (o/p).
  • Page 21: I Playback Function

    PLAYBACK FUNCTION NORMAL PLAYBACK Press Arrow ( /p) to select “SET UP”, then press Arrow ( Press Arrow ( /p) to select "AUTO Insert a prerecorded tape. The DVD/VCR will REPEAT", then press Arrow ( turn on. If the safety tab has been removed, the ¡...
  • Page 22: Search Functions

    Notes SEARCH FUNCTIONS Index Search can be set up to 20. ¡ ¡ This function will not operate in the Recording mode. Operations must be followed up within 30 seconds, ¡ PICTURE SEARCH from step 2 to 3. Otherwise the Index Search mode If you want to skip or repeat a scene during playback, will be cancelled.
  • Page 23: I Recording Function

    RECORDING FUNCTION OTR (One Touch Recording) It may be UNLAWFUL to record copyrighted materi- al without the consent of the copyright owner. This DVD/VCR will operate with any cassette that This feature allows you to set the recording length sim- bears the VHS mark.
  • Page 24 Notes Press MENU to exit. If you have not set the clock yet, “CLOCK” setting To set another timer programme, repeat steps 3 to 11. menu appears. If so, follow the steps outlined in the “Setting the Clock” section. Then, set the timer. Press TIMER to activate the timer.
  • Page 25: Hints For Timer Recording

    HINTS FOR TIMER RECORDING Select the programme number you want to check by pressing Arrow ( /p ) . ¡ The details of the selected programme appears on the TV screen. ¡ If there is a power failure or the DVD/VCR is Go to the digit you want to change by pressing ¡...
  • Page 26: Timer Recording Using The Video Plus+ System

    TIMER RECORDING USING Confirm the channel TIMER NUMBER THE VIDEO Plus+ SYSTEM ® number, then, press 06/05 SA DATE 19:30 START Arrow ( 20:30 CHANNEL • If your local channel SPEED information is programmed in DVD/VCR’s memory, your You can programme the timer using the PlusCode local channel number appears automatically.
  • Page 27: Pdc (Programme Delivery Control)

    PDC (Programme Delivery Control) The PDC system looks for the start signal several hours before published start time and for several hours afterwards. This means that if the programme is broadcast anytime during this period it will be record- ed correctly. Please note that if you have set an incorrect TIMER setting, it will stay in the memory until you cancel it (see page 25 for details on how to cancel a programme).
  • Page 28: Copying A Video Tape

    Notes COPYING A VIDEO TAPE • For best results during dubbing, use the DVD/VCR’s front panel controls whenever possible. The remote control might affect the playback DVD/VCR's oper- ation. You can make copies of videotapes made by friends or • If video or colour fades in and out, you may be copy- relatives for your own enjoyment.
  • Page 29: Auto Rewind

    AUTO REWIND REAL TIME TAPE COUNTER When a tape reaches the end during recording, play- This shows the elapsed recording or playback time ¡ back, or fast-forward, the tape will automatically in hours, minutes, and seconds. (The displayed time rewind to the beginning. After rewinding finishes, the will not change during blank portions of the tape.
  • Page 30: Pause

    CALLING UP A MENU SCREEN Press ENTER or PLAY ( B). DURING PLAYBACK Playback of the selected chapter will start. ¡ For DVDs Notes Press MENU to call up the DVD menu. ¡ ¡Pressing DISC NAVIGATION before pressing ENTER or Press TOP MENU to call up the title menu.
  • Page 31: Slow Forward / Slow Reverse

    Using SKIP H , G SLOW FORWARD / During playback, press SKIP G to move the next SLOW REVERSE track. Press it repeatedly to skip subsequent tracks. Press SKIP H to go back to beginning of the current track. Press it repeatedly to go to the previous tracks. Track number will appear briefly on the DVD/VCR ¡...
  • Page 32: Marker Setup Screen

    REPEAT TRACK MARKER SETUP SCREEN To activate the repeat function, press REPEAT during playback. Use markers to memorise your favourite places on a ¡ The repeat mode changes as described below every disc. time you press the button. Press SEARCH MODE four times (CD: three TRACK (repeat off) times) during playback.
  • Page 33: Programme (Cd)

    PROGRAMME MP3 PLAYBACK When a CD with MP3 files is inserted in the You may determine the order in which tracks will play. DVD/VCR, the MP3 menu will appear on the TV screen, and number of tracks is displayed on the front In stop mode, press MODE.
  • Page 34: Track Selection

    Some discs allow audio language setting on the disc ¡ TRACK SELECTION menu. (Operation varies between discs, so refer to the manual accompanying the disc.) If you choose a Language that has a 3 letter language ¡ code, the code will be displayed every time you Press SEARCH MODE during playback.
  • Page 35: Camera Angle

    CAMERA ANGLE PARENTAL CONTROL Parental Control limits the disc viewing that exceed Some DVD discs contain scenes which have been shot your settings. (with a password or playback will stop.) simultaneously from various angles. You can change This feature allows you to prevent discs with Adult the camera angle when the ( ) mark appears on the content being played back by your children.
  • Page 36: I Dvd Setup

    DVD SETUP AUDIO SETTINGS VIRTUAL SURROUND Choose the appropriate Audio settings for your equip- ment as it only affect during the playback of DVD discs. You can enjoy stereophonic Virtual Surround Effects from your existing stereo system. Press SETUP in STOP mode. Press SURROUND Press Arrow ( ) to select CUSTOM, then...
  • Page 37: Language Setting

    QUICK TV ASPECT: LANGUAGE SETTING Press Arrow (K/L) for an item selection, then ¡ press ENTER. Select 4:3 LETTER BOX for a black bars appears ¡ Language options are not available with some discs. on top and bottom of the screen. ¡...
  • Page 38 Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code French [FRE] 5264 Macedonian 5957 Siswat 6565 Abkhazian 4748 Frisian 5271 Malagasy 5953 Slovak 6557 Afar 4747 Galician 5358 Malay 5965 Slovenian 6558 Afrikaans 4752 Georgian 5747 Malayalam 5958 Somali 6561 Albanian 6563 German [GER] 5051...
  • Page 39: 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 consulting the following checklist. PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION No power. • Make sure the power plug is connected to an AC outlet. •...
  • Page 40: I Maintenance

    Hitachi dealer this Owner’s Manual, the laser optical pickup unit who supplied the product or call the Hitachi helpline may be dirty. Consult your dealer or an Authorized to locate an Authorized Service Center.
  • Page 41: I Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Product type: DVD/VCR Combo (DVD player with Video Cassette Recorder) Discs: DVD video Audio CD Video Cassette tape Converter output: UHF Channel 22 ~ 69 Power source: 220 - 240 V ~ +/- 10%, 50 Hz +/- 0.5% Power consumption: 30 W (standby: 9.0 W) Operating temperature: 41°F(5°C) to 104°(F40°C)
  • Page 42: I 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 43: I 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. ########### DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
  • Page 44 HITACHI EUROPE LTD. 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.
  • Page 45 Fax: +46 (0) 8 562 711 13 Tel: +39 02 38073415 Servizio Clienti Email: Fax: +39 02 48786381/2 Email: 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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