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  • Page 2 Product Registration Please fill out the product registration card (packed separately) and return it immediately. For U.S_ customers: RCA Consumer Electronics product may also be registered at www.rca.eom/produetregistration. Registering this product allows us to contact you if needed.
  • Page 3 ¢AUTmON Note: THIS P RODUCT UTILIZES ALASER, This D VD/VCR player isdesigned and manufactmed OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS respond totheRegion Management Informatior_. PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES theRegion number ofaDVD disc d oes n ot c orrespond OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN totheRegion numbel ofthis DVD/VCR player, this MAY R ESULT...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1: Connections and Setup Things to Consider Before You Connect ............... Protect Against Power Surges ................Protect Components from Overhearing ............Position Cables Properly to Avoid Audio interference ........Connection Pictures ................... Compatib[e Discs ......................Cables Needed to Connect Components to Your DVDNCR ......
  • Page 5 Search Options ......................Pkture Scan ...................... Freeze Frame and Frame Advance ..............Slow Motion (in Freeze Frame Mode) ............Playback Options ......................Chapter Advance ....................Zoom ......................... Play Modes ......................Using the On-Screen [nfo Display ................Howto Navigate the [nfo DispUay ..............Time Display (a[[ [nfo Displays) ................
  • Page 6 Program Menu....................TuningMenu ...................... Toaddor deletechannels f rom the VCR channel l ist:........SetupMenu....................... Function OSD ....................AudioMode....................Broadcast Type ....................AudioOutput....................VCR OutputChannel ..................ChildLock......................Copying from DVD Discto Tape ................Chapter 5: DVD Menu System TheDVDPlayer M enuSystem ................Language M enu ....................
  • Page 7 Chapter 6: Additional Information Troubleshooting ......................Handling Cautions ......................Maintenance of Cabinet .................. Formation of Condensation ................Handling Discs ....................Cleaning Discs ....................... Back of the DVD/VCR ....................Front of the DVD/VCR ....................Front Panel Display ...................... DispUay Messages ....................Explanation of Input Jacks and Cables ..............
  • Page 8: Things To Consider Before You Connect

    Thinqs to Consider Before You Connect Protect Against Power Surges Cormect all components before you plug any of their power cords into the ,wall outlet. Turn off the TV and/or components before you cormect or disconnect any cables. Make sure all antennas and cables are properly grounded. Refer to the Important Safeguards sheet packed with your DVD/VCR.
  • Page 9: Compatib

    _ _ t'V::_otI _ _ C _t_¢_ Compatible Discs This DVD player is capable of playing the folk)wing types of discs: DVDs,audio CDs,Video CDs,CDswith rap3 files, VVMA files (Windows Media Audio), and CDswith JPEGfiles on them. Before you put a disc in the player, make sure it is compatible.
  • Page 10: Dvdncr

    TV (BACK PANEL) DVD/VCR PLAY Note: R)r _ more det_iled expkm(_tlon of the locks on the Oack of the DVO/YCR, go to page 52 DVD/VCR + TV 1. Connect a coaxial cable to the CaNe/Antennajack on yam TV(sometimes labeled ANT IN) and to the TVjaek on your DVD/VCR player.
  • Page 11: Dvd!Vcr + %/+ Audio Receiver

    _ _ t'1 _::_ot10 _ C _t_¢_ DVD/VCR + TV + Audio Receiver Both Dolby Dig[taP and DTS_ are audio formats used to record 5.1-eharmel audio signals onto the digital hack of filn'_ (while the film is bang made). Both of these formats provide up to six separate channels: left, right, center, left rear, light rear, and common subwoofer.
  • Page 12: Install Batteries In The Remote

    install Batteries in the Remote 1, Remove the battery compartment cover on the back of the remote. Insert new batteries. Match the polarfties (+ arid -) on the batterfes wfth the diagram on the remote, Put the battery compartment cover back on the remote, mmportant Battery mnformation...
  • Page 13: Using The Remote Contro

    Usinq the Remote Control to Choose On-screen Menu items Press the MENU button to bring up the Main Menu. To select an on-semen item, use the up and down arrow buttons on the remote control Selecting a menu item can take you to another menu, activate a choice, or activate a data entry field (such as the hour field in the CLOCK menu).
  • Page 14: Time And Date

    Time and Date MONTHJANUARY The VCR gives you two ways to set the time and date: the Auto Clock Set feature or manually. YEAR 2003 TIME 12 : 00 AM Auto Clock Set Auto Clock Set searches for day/time information DAYLIGHT SAVING: AUTO...
  • Page 15 Manua0 C0oekSet 1. Press MENU to display theVCR Main Menu. YEAR 2003 CLOCK should already be highlighted, so press OK (the TiME 2 : 15 AM Clock menu appears). AUTO CLOCK SET : MONTH:should aheady be highlighted. Press the right DAYMGHT SAVING: arrow button to set the month.
  • Page 16: Next Steps

    Next Ste#A This chapter is dedicated to connecting your DVD/VCR playen Before you start playing discs, you might want to get familiar with the remote control - Chapter 2 has details. If you want to skip straight to playing discs, go to Chapter 3 (page 17), It explains playback features of DVDs, Audio CDs, Video CDs, discs that contain MP3 files, The VCR features are described in Chapter 4, including...
  • Page 17: Button Descriptions For Dvd And Vcr Modes

    Button Descriptions for DVD and VCR Modes In addltlor_ to operating your DVD/VCR, the remote that came with it will operate most RCA, GE, and Proscan TVs. However, this section only describes the buttons on the remote that you will use with your DVD/VCR.
  • Page 18: Button Description For Tv Function Buttons

    Button description for R/ function buttons This remote operates most TVs that carry the RCA, GE, or Proscan brand. The following list (in alphabetical ordeO provides basle h'fformation about how these buttons will operate when [n TV mode.
  • Page 19: Usmg The Input Button

    Press again to restore volume. ON.OFF Turns off a compatible RCA, GE, ol Proscan TV. Turns on a compatible RCA, GE, or Proscan TV and puts the remote in TV mode. VOL +/- Increases and decreases volume level. Using...
  • Page 20: Regional Coding

    Regional Coding Both the DVD/VCR and the discs are coded by region. These regional codes must match in order for the disc to play. If the codes don't match, the disc won't play. This player's code is region 1. ALL means all regions. Other regions are: 2: Europe, the Middle East, Rep.
  • Page 21: To Load And Play A Dvd Disc

    Pay "9 If,}sos To Load and Pla2 a DVD Disc Turn on the TV and your DVD/VCR (press ON®OFF on the remote or press the Power button on the DVD/VCR), If necessary, tune the TV to its Video Input Channel (if This is an example you need morn infolmat[on, go to page 60),...
  • Page 22: Slow Motion (In Freeze Frame Mode)

    Slow Motion (in Freeze Frame Mode) While a disc [s playing, pressPAUSE.PlessREVERSE o r FORWARD (each time you pressREVERSE o r FORWARD the slow motion will get even slower until you reach the slowest speed).To resume normal playback, pressPLAY. Playback Options Many of your DVD/VCR's playback features are accessed through the Info Display (described on pages 20 through 25).
  • Page 23: Using The On-Screen

    Pay "g t) s :s Usin_ the On-Screen Jnfo DisJ_a_ The Info Display appears across the left of the screen when you press the INFO button on the remote while you're playing a disc, Use the up and down alrow buttons to highlight diffelent icons, Once an icon is highlighted,...
  • Page 24: Howto Navigate The

    How to Navigate the hfo Display To access the Info Display, press the INFO button on the remote while you're playing a disc,. Arrow Use the up and down arow buttons on the remote to buttons highlight different icons. Once an icon is highlighted, follow the on-sereen instructions, and use the left or right arrow...
  • Page 25: Subtitles Icon (Dvd

    Subtitles mean (DVD mnfo DispJay) By default, subtitles are off. To turn subtitles on: Highlight the Subtitle [con, and press the left or light arow buttons to scroll through the available subtitle languages (the subtitle language options appear in the box at the bottom of the Info Display).
  • Page 26: Changing The Camera Angle (Dvd

    l: sy }s(s Changing the Camera AngJe (DVD mnfo DispJay) Some d[ses contain multiple angles of a particular scene or sequence. If the disc only has one angle, this feature won't work. Currently, very few discs have this feature. 1. While a disc is playing, press ANGLE on the remote. If the disc wasn't created with multiple angles, @ (the invalid symbol) appears.
  • Page 27: Playing Rap3 And Wma Music Flies And Displaying Jpeg Flies

    Pay "9 Dscs i_p3 and WMA music files and disp[ayinq JPEG files rap3 is an audio file format which compresses recorded music. It was developed by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in collaboration with Thomson Inc. The main advantage of the rap3 format is that it means CD-quality music tracks can be stored on a personal computer in user-friendly,...
  • Page 28: Playing Jpeg And Mp3 Musk Flies At The Same Time

    7. When the player has played all the files the music or slideshow stops and the disc'scontents appean 8. PressSTOP to end playback, Playing JPEG and rap3 music files at the same time You can display JPEG files while listening to rap3 or WMA music" files recolded on the same disc. 1.
  • Page 29: Vcr Basics

    VCR Basics Once your initial settings are complete, you ('an begin using your DVD/VCR. [n older to begin, you must first understand some basle concepts. Playing a tape 1. Tune the TV to your DVD/VCR viewing channel (03, 04, or the Video Input Channel). Insert a tape in the DVD/VCR.
  • Page 30: Recording Features

    Recording Features Your DVD/VCR provides mar@ ways to record programming. Basle recording [s expla[r_ed in detail on page 26. The following recording techniques are also available. Recording - lets you press one button to record a program. instant Timer Recording ([TR) - allows recording to start wl'file a plogram is bring watched.
  • Page 31: Timer Recording

    Recording Timer You ('an set up to 8 different TV proglams to be recorded. Before a Timer Recording will work, the VCR needs to be set up colrectly. DVD/VCR's clock must be set correctly. The t[rnel indicator appears in the display when you tuln off the DVD/VCR and a timer recording has been set.
  • Page 32: Time Counter

    Reviewing and Clearing Programs CLOCK To review plograms that you have already set up: PROGRAM 1. Press the MENU button to display theVCR Main Menu. 2. Press the down arrow button until PROGRAMis TUNING highlighted, and press OK (the Program menu appears). SETUP 3.
  • Page 33: Lnfo Display

    [nfo Dis m Q[&y STOP To find out the status of the DVD/VCR, press the INFO button on the remote control. Each time you press INFO, different information appears on the screen. See the following examples. Note: 7he dc_tecmd dine must be set before they ccm be dlspklyed, Press the INFO button to show the on-screen displays,...
  • Page 34: Index Search

    5. Press the INFO button again to have no displays appear on the TV screen. The currant time is displayed in the DVD/VCR's display panel. Note: Turning off the DVO/VL'I_ pk_yer _lso resets the displnys, No displays will appear (useful for dubbing) index Search The VCR has a VHS Index Search System that automatically...
  • Page 35: Explanation Of The Vcr Menu System

    E_lanation of the VCR Menu System CLOCK The on-screen menus you set up the first time you turned on your DVD/VCR were explained in Chapter I. This chaper lists PROGRAM othel menus that you can access through theVCR Main Menu (press VCR arid then MENU on the remote control). TUNING SETUP Clock Menu...
  • Page 36: Setupmenu

    Tuninq Menu The Auto @'_annel Search procedure is explained in detail on page 11. TUNING BAND: To add or delete channeB from the VCR channel list: ADD/DEL: CH. 2 1. Press MENU to display the VCR Main Menu. SOURCE SELECT: TUNER 2.
  • Page 37: Broadcast Type

    Broadcast Type You ean select the type of audio signal the DVD/VCR recdves and records, Choose from STEREO,SAP, and/V/ONO. Press the right arrow button to choose the desired setting, STEREO is used for normal or stereo broadoast recording. MONO [s used [f the signal [s weak or the sound is too noisy.
  • Page 38: Copying From Dvd Discto Tape

    from DVD Disc to Tape Your DVD/VCR allows you to copy a DVD disc to a video tape using the REC button. Notes: Besure to set the Progressive Scan option to Oft-in the Displny menu if the DVD is copy protected, you may not be able to copy the disc 1.
  • Page 39: Thedvdplayer M Enusystem

    The DVD Player Menu System The DVD player menu system is not the same as the disc menu or the Info Display. The DVD player menu comes up if you press MENU when no disc is playing. If a screensaver is on the screen, pless STOP or CLEAR.
  • Page 40: Enteringotherlanguages (Discmenus)

    Highlight the language you want to use and press OK. 4. To return to the previous menu, press the left alrow button if necessary. Original refers to the original recorded language of the disc. Entering Other Languages (Disc Menus) You can also enter other languages besides the ones offered in the L_nguoge menu. 1.
  • Page 41: Display Mode

    Since TYAspeetis the first submenu, it's already highlighted. Use the arrow buttons to highlight your choice (the options are explained below), and press OK to select. To return to the previous menu, press the left arrow button if necessaw. I6 : 9 Wide (Widescreen) - Choose this setting if your DVD player is connected to a widescreen TV.
  • Page 42: Progressive Scan

    Progressive Scan You ('an ehange how the video signal is output to your TV as either pK)glessive scan or interlaced. 1. Make sure no disc is playing by plessing STOP, then press MENU (the Main Menu appeals). Use the up and down arrow buttons to higM[ght the Dispk_ymenu [con, then press the right arrow button to highlight...
  • Page 43: Lockmenu(Parental Control)

    Lock Menu [Parental Control). You can set up ratings limits and lock your playel in order to control the type of content people watch on 'four DVD/VCR. The padlock icon indicates whether the player is locked or unlocked. Lacked: You need to enter the password in order to play discs that have a highel rating than what you've allowed.
  • Page 44: Unlocking Parental C Ontrob On Yourdvdncr

    Unlocking Parental Controts on your DVD/VCR 1. Make sure no disc' is playing by pressing STOP, then press MENU (the Main Menu appears). Use the up and down alrow buttons to high/ght the Lock menu icon, then Hess the right alrow button to highlight the menu options.
  • Page 45: Countrycode

    Country Code You may need to enter the country code where the DVD disc was lated for those standards to be in effect. 1. Find the eountP¢ code you want to use in the Country Code List in Chapter 6. Make sure no disc is playing by pressing STOP, then Hess MENU (the Main Menu appears).
  • Page 46: Auto Puay

    Auto Play You can set up the DVD player so that a DVD disc automatically starts playing whenever it is inserted. If Auto Play mode is set to On, the DVD player will search for the title that has the longest playback time and then play back the title automatically.
  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Most problems you encounter with your product can be corrected by consulting the following troubleshooting list. Notu: If you prater, we can prodde you with the nafne of an Authorized Serdce Reprusentative who wifl visit your home tot o tee to instafl your electronic entertainment system and to instruct you in its operation Fordetails about this service, carl 1-888W(_'-3359 Foradditional assistance while using your RCAproduct, p/easevisit www ma com/ customersupporL Genera[...
  • Page 48 DVD/VCR, press DVD on the remote before you pleas any other buttons. To operate the VCR, press the VCR button first. If you're operating the TV, press the TV button first, ete. [this remote operates most RCA, GE, and Prosean TVs). (;heel< battery...
  • Page 49 The picture isdistorted The disc might be damaged= Try another disc= Picture is distorted during forward and reverse scan It [snormal for some distortion to appear while scanning. A screen saver appears on the TV Your player is equipped with a scleen saver that appears on the TVaftel your player has been idle for several minutes=To make it disappear,pressSTOPor CLEARon the remote= Subtitle and/or audio language is not the one selected from the initial setting...
  • Page 50 (}choral VCR Problems No power Make sure the DVD/VCR is plugged into a working outlet. Make sure connections between devices are correct and snug. There's poor quaJity or no picture for normal TV viewing If using RF coaxial cables to eonneet the DVD/VCR to the TV, make sure the VCR indfcator [s not displayed on the DVD/VCR's front panel (press the remote control's TV/VCR button to toggle between VCR and W-viewing...
  • Page 51 Add t ens nff ma : e -s The DVD/VCRmakes noise when it is stopped This [s normal. The DVD/VC'R removes the tape from the playheads when stopping. The cylinders inside the unit will continue to rotate for a few minutes after stopping. The DVD/VCRwon't find active channels correctly using the Auto Channel Search feature Make sure all cable connections are secure and correct.
  • Page 52 If you are not using A/V cables, make sure the DVD/VCR is not in Video Input Channel mode. Press INPUT on the remote control to return to nolmal viewing. Try another tape. Some snow/streaks are normal during search, stop action, frame advance, and slow-motion playback, Streaks in picture...
  • Page 53 Add t ens nff ma : e -s The stereo Audio is too noisy The stereo signal is weak. Set the BROADCAST TYPE:to MONO. Presse[thel the CHANNEL- ol + button on the front of the unit (or CH +/- on the remote) to minimize picture noise.
  • Page 54: Handling Cautions

    Handlinq Cautions Before eonneet[ng other eomporlents to this player, be sure to turn all components off, being Don't move the player while a disc is played, The disc may get scratched or broken, arid the player's internal parts may be damaged. Don't put any eontainer fiiled with iiquid or any smali metal objeets on the piayer.
  • Page 55: Back Of The Dvd/Vcr

    TV_ VCR IN {AUDIO/VIDEO} - If you are using color-coded red, ydlow and white RCA cables, connect these jacks to a vi(/eo input componenL such as a video game system or camcorder_ DVD/VCR OUT {AUDIO/VIDEO) - If you are using color-coded...
  • Page 56: Front Of The Dvd/Vcr

    Description of Jacks (continued) [[you want to use a less expensive cable, connect a coaxia! cable to the (,OAXIALjack ifyour receiver has a COAXIAL input jack Rarely, but sometimes, coaxial digital cables - especfaHy long ones, pick up radio frequency (RF} interfbrence from household appliances,...
  • Page 57: Front Panel Display

    6 do vdR --10 O-R 0.0 0 --11 Front PaneJ Dk Iph)L DVD - The DVD mode is sdeeted. Disc icon - A disc is loaded. Flashes when no dis(" is loaded. Progressive Scan icon - Progressive scan is selected. 4.
  • Page 58: Explanation Of Input Jacks And Cables

    DVD/VCR - you can purchase cables by calling 1-800-f_38-0376, details are on page 61, or order online at, or go to youl local electronics store). Thele are several ways to connect your DVD/VCR to youl TV depending upon the cables you have and the jacks that are on the back of your TV.
  • Page 59: Language Code List

    Code List Use this list to change the disc merlu language for the following settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, and Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073 Lithuanian...
  • Page 60: Fcc Declaration Of Conformity And Industry Canada Information

    FCC Declaration of Conformity and Industry Canada Information This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) This device may not eause halmful interference, and (2) this device must aeeept any interference received, including interferenee...
  • Page 61: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty What your warranty ¢overs: Defect in materials or workmanship. For how long after your purchase: 90 days flora date of purchase - L/nit exchange, which includes parts and labor. 91 days to 1 year flora date of purchase - Unit exchange, which includes parts only; you pay the labor.
  • Page 62 Shipping damage [f the unit was not packed arid shipped in the manner presc![bed by Thomson. Product Registration: Please complete the online Product Reg[strat[or_ on or complete and mail the Product Registration Card packed with your unit. It well make [t easiel to contact you should it ever be necessary.
  • Page 63: How To Find Your Tv's Video Input Channel

    How to find your TV's Video input ChanneJ In orde_ to see what's playing on your I)VI)/VCR, you need to tune the TV to the Vfdeo Input ('hannel that corresponds to the jacks you used to hook up the unit to the TV, The Video Input Channel(s) varies for difTerent brands and different models of TVs_ Below are some things to tr_w_ Consult the Owner's Manual that came with '/our TV,...
  • Page 64: Accessories

    ANT200 Splitter VH47 HOW TO ORDER ON-LINE: Accessories may also be purchased at[es (subject to availability). BY PHONE: To place your order by phone, have 'four Visa, MasterCard el Discover Card ready and call 1-800-338-0376. Use this number only to place an order for aceesso W items listed on tMs page.
  • Page 65 Visit the RCA website at Please do not send any products to the Indianapolis address listed in this manual ol on the earton. This will only add delays in serviee for your produet. Thomson [nc, 10330 North [¢leridian Street...

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