Hitachi DV-PF6E Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 DVD/VCR Combo (DVD PLAYER with VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER) INSTRUCTION MANUAL is a registered trademark of Gemstar Development Corporation. The S system is manufactured under licence from Gemstar Development Corporation. MODEL DV-PF6E DVD / DVD-R / CD / CD-R / CD-RW COMPATIBLE REC TIMER DVD/VCR Combo DV-PF6E 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 VPS (Video Programme System) / Power Supply ......2 PDC (Programme Delivery Control) .
  • 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: Unplayable Discs

    ABOUT THE DISCS Unplayable Discs ¡ On the following discs, only the sound can be heard (picture cannot be viewed). CD-G ¡ NEVER play back the following discs. Otherwise, malfunction may result! CD-I DVD-ROM for personal computers DVD-RAM CD-ROM for personal computers Photo CD Video CD DVD with region codes other than 2 or ALL...
  • 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 AUDIO SPEED EJECT SKIP/PROG Press DVD on the remote control. DVD / DVD-R / CD / CD-R / CD-RW COMPATIBLE SKIP/PROG (Verify that the DVD OUTPUT Light is lit.) CLEAR...
  • Page 8: Rear Panel

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW REAR PANEL AERIAL DIGITAL ANALOG S-VIDEO AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT AV2 ( DECODER ) DVD/VCR AV1 ( TV ) RF OUT COAXIAL 2 3 4 1. MAIN (AC Power Cord) 6. EURO AV1 (TV) Jack Connect to a standard AC plug. Use the Euro Audio/Video cable to connect this jack to 2.
  • Page 9: Remote Control

    FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Remote Control Loading the Batteries 1. Open the battery compartment cover. SURROUND OPEN/CLOSE AUDIO SPEED EJECT SKIP/PROG 2. Insert two AA batteries, with SKIP/PROG each one oriented correctly. CLEAR C.RESET DAILY SHOWVIEW SLOW /WEEKLY DISC NAVIGATION 3. Close the cover. REC/OTR DISPLAY MENU...
  • 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 and VCR. Refer to the following table for correct use. Mode Mode SURROUND/ SPEED Button • To select the recording speed. •...
  • Page 11 FUNCTIONAL OVERVIEW Tour of the remote control Mode Mode • Allows you to repeat play a chapter or title. REPEAT Button REPEAT (DVD) • Allows you to repeat play a track or all. (CD) A-B REPEAT Button • Marks a segment to repeat between A-BREPEAT A and B.
  • 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, or MPEG decoder Stereo system Digital Audio Input COAXIAL AUDIO Audio Input Jacks Jack DVD/VCR Analog Audio Out Digital Audio Out DIGITAL ANALOG AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT COAXIAL •...
  • Page 14: Connection To A Tv (For Dvd/Vcr)

    CONNECTIONS Connection to a TV (for DVD/VCR) Method 1 Method 2 Basic Audio Good picture Better picture 21-pin Scart jack S-VIDEO IN S-Video Euro Audio Cable Cable audio/video Cable S-VIDEO ANALOG AUDIO OUT DVD/VCR Euro Analog Audio out S-Video out Audio/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 A2 or 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 ] Insert a prerecorded tape.
  • Page 19: Recording Function

    PLAYBACK FUNCTION NOTES: Press s or B to start time search. TIME 2 : 50 • Time search can be set up to 9 hours 59 minutes The DVD/VCR begins rewinding or (9:59). fast forwarding to the specified • This function will not operate in the Recording mode. point.
  • Page 20: Hints For Timer Recording

    RECORDING FUNCTION For daily recording: To record a TV programme at the same TO STOP AN AUTOMATIC TIMER PROGRAMME time on the same channel from Monday through Friday. While ALREADY STARTED the month digit is flashing, press K or L repeatedly to select Press C/A on the DVD/VCR.
  • Page 21: Timer Recording Using The S

    RECORDING FUNCTION Now, compare the channel numbers you have written in the Press the number buttons to set GUIDE Channel and VCR Channel columns. You must set all system the S number of the pro- of these channel numbers that don't match using the follow- gramme you want to record.
  • Page 22: Copying A Video Tape

    RECORDING FUNCTION NOTES: Press MENU. • For best results during dubbing, use the DVD/VCR’s Press K or L repeatedly to point to “SET UP”, then press B. front panel controls whenever possible. The remote Press K or L to point to “AUTO RETURN”, then press B. control might affect the playing VCR's operation.
  • Page 23: Playing A Disc

    PLAYING A DISC • DISC NAVIGATION takes a few seconds to respond. Basic Playback • With some discs, part of the DISC NAVIGATION screen may not be displayed properly. This is not a malfunction. • Some discs do not support disc navigation feature. •...
  • Page 24: Step By Step Playback

    PLAYING A DISC Step by Step Playback Zoom During playback, press F F . The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video image and to pan through the enlarged image. • Playback will pause and sound will be muted. Press ZOOM during playback.
  • Page 25: Repeat

    PLAYING A DISC • Playback will start at the specified time. Program Playback • Press CLEAR to erase the incorrect input. NOTE: • For Time Search, “0” appears automatically when there is no need to enter a number. For example, You may determine the order in which tracks will play.
  • Page 26: Audio Language

    PLAYING A DISC Audio Language Camera Angle Some DVD discs contain scenes which have been shot The DVD/VCR allows you to select a specific language simultaneously from various angles. You can change the during DVD disc playback when multiple languages are avail- camera angle when the ( ) mark appears on the screen.
  • 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 Press SEARCH MODE repeatedly until the Marker Setup limits.) Screen appears during playback.
  • Page 28: Dvd Setup

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

    DVD SETUP Press SETUP to exit. Language Setting NOTE: • Language Setting for Audio and Subtitle is not available with some discs.Then use AUDIO and SUBTITLE. Details Language options are not available on some discs. are on page 26. Press SETUP in STOP mode. Press s or B to select “CUSTOM”, then press ENTER.
  • 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 Center.
  • Page 32: Subsidiary Information

    SUBDIARY 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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