Hitachi DVPF2E Instruction Manual

Dvd/vcr combo (dvd player with video cassette recorder)
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  • Page 1 DVD/VCR Combo (DVD PLAYER with VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER) INSTRUCTION MANUAL VIDEOPlus+ and PlusCode are registered trademarks of Gemstar Development Corporation. The VIDEOPlus+ system is manufactured under license from Gemstar Development Corporation. MODEL DVPF2E VIDEO IN CHANNEL TIMER SET OPEN/ OUTPUT (mono) CLOSE STANDBY...
  • 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 Mode ¡ ¡ Dolby Digital sound On-screen display This player can handle Dolby Digital surround sound Information about the current operation can be displayed having 5.1 channels when connected to a Dolby Digital on a TV screen, allowing you to confirm the currently decoder.
  • Page 7: I Precautions

    Mode ¡ Hardware specifications Quick-Find ¡ ¡ Slow Motion AUDIO OUTPUT L/R jacks ¡ ¡ Index Search Auto Head Cleaner ¡ ¡ 4 Head HiFi Stereo Time Search ¡ ¡ 2 Step Picture Search Operation On Screen Display ¡ PLL Synthesiser Tuner with 99 channels presettable Recording Automatic functions...
  • Page 8: I About The Discs

    ABOUT THE DISCS PLAYABLE DISCS DISC TYPES The following discs can be played back on this [ DVD ] DVD/VCR. Data on a DVD is divided into sections called "titles", and then into subsections called "chapters", each of which is Maximum Disc Type Logo...
  • Page 9: I Operating Controls And Functions

    FRONT PANEL VIDEO IN VIDEO IN CHANNEL CHANNEL TIMER SET TIMER SET OPEN/ OPEN/ OUTPUT OUTPUT (mono) (mono) CLOSE CLOSE STANDBY STANDBY CST.IN CST.IN AUDIO IN AUDIO IN OUTPUT Light is on. To make the green DVD OUT- PUT light come on, press the DVD Button on the REMOTE CONTROL remote control or the OUTPUT Button on the front panel.
  • Page 10 32. CLEAR/C.RESET Button 16. g (F.FWD) Button (VCR) Press to rapidly advance the tape, or view the picture DVD mode Press to reset the setting. rapidly in forward during playback. (Forward Search). When setting programme (For example:set- VCR mode Press to reset the counter. ting clock or timer programme), press to determine 33.
  • Page 11 54. DISPLAY Button 44. F (PAUSE/STILL) Button DVD mode DVD mode Press to access or remove the display screen during Press to pause Disc playback. Press repeatedly to DVD or Audio CD playback. advance the DVD picture step by step (or one frame at a time).
  • Page 12: Tour Of The Remote Control

    Tour of the Remote Control Buttons on remote control work in different ways for DVD, CD and VCR : Refer to the following table for correct use. POWER/STANDBY Button • Turns the DVD/VCR on and • Turns the player on and off. •...
  • Page 13 Tour of the Remote Control ENTER/Arrow Buttons • Moves the cursor and • Moves the cursor and determines its position. determines its position. ENTER SETUP Button • Brings up the DVD player's • Brings up the DVD player's SETUP Setup menu. Setup menu.
  • Page 14: Display

    DISPLAYS DURING DISPLAY OPERATION Power on No disc inserted Tray open Tray closed Loading the Disc Power off LOADING THE BATTERIES 1. Open the battery compartment cover. 2. Insert two AA batteries, with each one oriented cor- rectly. 3. Close the cover. Notes ¡...
  • Page 15: I Vcr/Dvd Switching

    VCR/DVD SWITCHING Since this product comprises VCR and DVD players, it is necessary to select the correct output mode. SWITCHING TO VCR MODE SWITCHING TO DVD MODE Press the VCR Button on the remote control. Press the DVD Button on the remote control. (Verify that the VCR OUTPUT Light is lit.) (Verify that the DVD OUTPUT Light is lit.) Notes...
  • Page 16: I Hookups

    HOOKUPS DESCRIPTION-REAR PANEL REAR VIEW AERIAL ANALOG S-VIDEO DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT DVD/VCR COAXIAL OPTICAL RF OUT AV2 (DECODER) AV1 (TV) Connect the supplied audio cables here and to the AC POWER CORD Connect to a standard AC outlet to supply power Audio In jacks of a television or other audio to the DVD/VCR.
  • Page 17: 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 DVD/VCR.
  • Page 18: Connection To An Audio System

    CONNECTION TO AN AUDIO SYSTEM Method 1 Method 2 Dolby Digital decoder Stereo system DTS decoder Digital Audio COAXIAL OPTICAL AUDIO Audio Input Jacks Input Jacks Analog Audio Out DIGITAL ANALOG DVD/VCR AUDIO OUT AUDIO OUT (DVD only) COAXIAL OPTICAL Digital Audio Out •...
  • Page 19: Connection To A Tv (For Dvd/Vcr)

    CONNECTION TO A TV (FOR DVD/VCR) Method 1 Method 2 Basic Audio Best picture Good picture S-VIDEO IN 21 pin Scart jack S-Video AV Cable Cable Euro audio/video Cable ANALOG S-VIDEO AV1 (TV) AUDIO OUT DVD/VCR Analog Audio out S-Video out EURO Audio/Video out (DVD only) (DVD only)
  • Page 20: I 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 play- ing back the sound. SELECTING THE SOUND MODE You can select each mode by pressing the AUDIO Button on the remote control.
  • Page 21: Setting The Clock

    SETTING THE CLOCK Likewise, set the relevant month, day, hour, and minute. Press the MENU Button 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 22: Automatic Tuning

    AUTOMATIC TUNING Press the or C Button to select “CH TUN- ING”, then press the Button. INITIAL CH TUNING You can programme the tuner to scan only the chan- CLOCK RF OUT nels that you can receive in your area. •...
  • Page 23: To Skip A Preset Channel

    TO SKIP A PRESET CHANNEL CHANNEL ORDER The channels you can no longer receive or seldom Your TV stations will not necessarily be stored in the watch can be set to be skipped when you access chan- usual order: BBC1, BBC2, ITV, CH4 and CH5. nels the CH Buttons (o/p).
  • Page 24: I Basic Operations

    BASIC OPERATIONS PLAYBACK SPEED SEARCH During playback, press the Turn on the TV and select the video channel Button in the SP or LP modes to view a on the TV. videotape at a high speed in either a forward Insert a prerecorded tape.
  • Page 25: Recording

    RECORDING RECORDING ONE PROGRAMME VIEWING AND RECORDING THE WHILE VIEWING ANOTHER SAME PROGRAMME You can record one programme while viewing anoth- Insert a cassette tape with its erase preven- er. To start recording, follow steps 1 to 4 under tion tab in place. “Viewing and Recording the same Programme”.
  • Page 26: I Advanced Operations

    ADVANCED OPERATIONS OTR (ONE TOUCH RECORDING) Press the or C Button to select “SET UP”, then press the Button. MENU TIMER This function enables you to set the duration of a SET UP INITIAL recording simply by pressing the REC button on the DVD/VCR.
  • Page 27: Automatic Operation

    AUTOMATIC OPERATION Programme number flashes. Press the C Button repeatedly until the desired pro- gramme number appears. Then, press the TIMER NUMBER --/-- DATE Button. START --:-- AUTOMATIC REWIND&EJECT --:-- CHANNEL SPEED When the end of a tape is reached during recording, playback, or fast-forward, the tape will automatically Select once, daily, everyday, or weekly rewind to the beginning.
  • Page 28: Hints For Timer Recording

    TO STOP A TIMER PROGRAMME WHICH HAS HINTS FOR TIMER ALREADY STARTED RECORDING Press the C (STOP) Button on the DVD/VCR. ¡ If there is a power failure or the DVD/VCR is Note unplugged for more than 1 minute, the clock setting Button on the remote control will not func- and all timer settings will be lost.
  • Page 29: Timer Recording Using The Video Plus+ System

    • If your local channel information is programmed in TIMER RECORDING USING DVD/VCR’s memory, your local channel number THE VIDEO Plus+ ® SYSTEM appears automatically. • If your local channel information is not programmed in DVD/VCR’s memory, “– –” or an incorrect chan- nel number may appear.
  • Page 30: Auto Return

    AUTO RETURN Press the , C or TIME SEARCH Button (G) repeatedly until the desired time appears. Press the Button. If there are any remaining programmes including The DVD/VCR begins rewinding or fast forwarding to Daily, Everyday, & Weekly, AUTO RETURN will not the specified point.
  • Page 31: Copying A Video Tape

    COPYING A VIDEO TAPE You can make copies of videotapes made by friends or relatives for your own enjoyment. WARNING: Unauthorized recordings of copyrighted video tapes may be an infringement of copyright laws. Connect the recording DVD/VCR (this unit), playing VCR (another VCR) and your TV as outline in the following diagram.
  • Page 32: A Status Display

    A STATUS DISPLAY To check the Counter, or Clock & Channel number, press the DISPLAY Button. Each time you press the DISPLAY Button, TV screen will change as illustrated: When you select the channel using the remote control number buttons, select the desired channel (position number). <CLOCK and CHANNEL <OFF mode>...
  • Page 33: I Playing A Disc

    PLAYING A DISC Notes PLAYING A DVD VIDEO OR AN ¡ While the setup menu is shown you can not open or AUDIO CD close the tray. ¡ A “prohibited icon” may appear at the top-right on the TV screen during operation, warning that a prohibited operation has been Getting started...
  • Page 34: Using The Title Menu

    RESUMING PLAYBACK FROM USING THE TITLE MENU THE POINT WHERE PLAYBACK STOPPED With a DVD containing a title menu, you can select desired titles from the menu. Press the C Button during playback. Press the TOP MENU Button. ¡ Playback will stop, and then appear the resuming ¡...
  • Page 35: Fast Forward/Reverse

    FAST FORWARD/REVERSE STARTING FROM A DESIRED TRACK There are 2 ways you can jump to a desired track. Press the Button during play- back. By using only the Number Buttons. ¡ For DVDs pressing the g or h Button cycles the playback speed in four steps.
  • Page 36: Starting From A Desired Time Count

    CHAPTER SEARCH: Call back the marker Directly enter the desired chapter number ¡ Using the Arrow Buttons (s/ B), position the cur- with the Number Buttons when the disc is sor on to the marker number to be called back and being played or paused.
  • Page 37: A-B Repeat

    Notes No repeat playback. REPEAT [OFF] ¡ With DVDs, the A-B repeat section can be set only within the current title. The current Track is REPEAT [TRACK] ¡ With audio CDs, the A-B repeat section can be set played back repeatedly. within the current track.
  • Page 38: Zoom Playback (Enlargement On-Screen)

    Notes Note ¡ Adding programs is not possible during programme ¡ Zooming function does not work while disc menu is playback. You must stop the current playback before shown. such operations can be carried out. PLAYING AN MP3 DISC ¡ Press the CLEAR/C.
  • Page 39: Changing The On-Screen Display During Mp3 Disc Play

    Notes CHANGING THE ON-SCREEN ¡ During play, a desired track can be directly searched. DISPLAY DURING MP3 DISC PLAY Just type in the TRACK number with the Number Buttons. ¡ If the typed TRACK number is not available, the The information on an MP3 disc in play can be “disable”...
  • Page 40: I Settings

    Notes ¡ Press the Arrow Button ( ) to go back to the upper hierarchy. ¡ Press the CLEAR/C. RESET Button, and the last- programmed entry will be deleted. ¡ If the entire programme cannot be displayed at once on the screen, “ ”...
  • Page 41: Changing The Subtitle Language

    ¡ The subtitle language resets to the one which has CHANGING THE SUBTITLE been selected in the setup mode, every time the LANGUAGE power is turned on or discs are replaced. If that language is not available on a disc, a language defined by the disc is selected.
  • Page 42: Changing The On-Screen Display

    ¡ Use the Number Button to start from a desired track. CHANGING THE ON-SCREEN DISPLAY Press the DISPLAY Button to exit the display. BLACK LEVEL SETTINGS You can check the information about the disc by pressing the DISPLAY Button on the remote control. You can select the BLACK LEVEL ON to make the For DVDs black areas of the picture brighter.
  • Page 43: I Changing The Setup Items

  • Page 44: Display Settings

    FRONT DISPLAY (Default DISPLAY SETTINGS : BRIGHT) SETUP MENU Adjust the brightness of the DISPLAY OPTIONS display of the unit. 1.TV ASPECT 4:3 L-BOX 2.FRONT DISPLAY BRIGHT AUTO DIM: Stays dim only 3.ANGLE MARK during playback. 4.AUTO POWER OFF ON Press the SETUP Button in STOP mode.
  • Page 45: Audio Settings

    DTS (Default : OFF) AUDIO SETTINGS BITSTREAM : Output DTS sound Set to BITSTREAM when the unit is connected to DTS Decoder. (Effective for DVD only. DTS CD output readily Press the SETUP Button in STOP mode. available without switching over.) ¡...
  • Page 46: Parental Lock

    When Parental Level is selected PARENTAL LOCK ¡ Press the Arrow Buttons ( to select an item from ALL or 8 to 1, and then press the ENTER Button. Press the SETUP Button in STOP mode. ¡ The setup screen will appear. SETUP MENU PARENTAL CONTROL 1.RATING LEVEL...
  • Page 47: I Language Code List

    LANGUAGE CODE LIST Language Country code Language Country code Afar 4 7 4 7 Latvian;Lettish 5 8 6 8 Abkhazian 4 7 4 8 Malagasy 5 9 5 3 Afrikaans 4 7 5 2 Maori 5 9 5 5 Amharic 4 7 5 9 Macedonian 5 9 5 7...
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE If the DVD/VCR does not perform properly when operated as instructed in this INSTRUCTION MANUAL, check the player consulting the following checklist. Mode PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION No power. • Make sure the power plug is connected to an AC outlet. •...
  • Page 49 Mode Symptom Remedy Cause ¡ Loose video connection. ¡ Connect the video cables firmly. No picture ¡ Wrong disc. ¡ Insert a correct video disc that plays on this player. ¡ Insert a disc. ¡ No disc. ¡ Clean the disc. ¡...
  • Page 50: I Handling Precautions

    HANDLING PRECAUTIONS AUTO HEAD CLEANING SERVICING ¡ Should your DVD/VCR become inoperative, do not try Automatically cleans video heads as you insert or to correct the problem by yourself. There are no user- remove a cassette, so you can see a clear picture. serviceable parts inside.
  • Page 51: I Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Product type: DVD/VCR player with Video Cassette Recorder Discs: DVD video Audio CD Video Cassette tape Converter output: UHF Channel 22~69. Power source: 220-240V~ +/- 10%, 50Hz +/- 0.5% Power consumption: 30 W (standby: 5.7 W) Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C Dimensions: W 17-1/8˝...
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  • Page 54: 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 55: 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 56 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 57 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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