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Operating Environment CAUTION D3-4-2-1-7c_A_En D3-4-2-2-2a_A_En POWER-CORD CAUTION S002_En Replacement and mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of this unit should be performed only by qualified service personnel. IMPORTANT: THE MOULDED PLUG This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for your safety and convenience. A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, please ensure that the replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps and that it is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start What’s in the box • Remove batteries from equipment that isn’t going to be used for a month or Please confirm that the following more. accessories are in the box when you open it; •...
Before you start • You can control this recorder using the The following table shows older Pioneer DVD remote sensor of another Pioneer recorders’ limited compatibility with component via the CONTROL IN jack on DVD-RW ver. 1.2 discs. the rear panel. See Rear panel...
Before you start HDD/DVD Recording and playback compatibility This recorder can play and record all widely-used DVD disc types, and additionally provides HDD functionality. The table below shows some specific compatibility differences between the different disc types. DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R -RAM Marks used in this DVD (VR)
Before you start Using DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs The DVD side of a DualDisc plays in this product. DVD-Audio content will not play. DVD-R DL (Dual-Layer) and DVD+R DL (Double-Layer) discs contain two recordable For more detailed information on the layers on a single side, giving about DualDisc specification, please refer to the 1.8 times the recording capacity of a...
Before you start • Sampling rates (MP3/WMA): 32 kHz, WMA (Windows Media™ Audio) 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz content • Sampling rates (MPEG-4 AAC): This recorder can playback Windows Media 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or Audio content. 48 kHz WMA is an acronym for Windows Media •...
Before you start JPEG file compatibility DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under • Compatible formats: Baseline JPEG and license. EXIF 2.2* still image files *File format used by digital still cameras ®...
Before you start • The HDD is very delicate. If used over Symbols used in this manual time in an improper manner or in an unsuitable environment, it is possible The following icons are provided to help you quickly identify which instructions you need that the HDD will fail.
Use to control this recorder from the remote LAN (10/100) Ethernet port for 10BASE-T (10 Mbps)/ sensor of another Pioneer component with a 100BASE-TX (100 Mbps) network connection CONTROL OUT terminal and bearing the Pioneer mark. Connect the CONTROL (page 25).
Connections Front panel connections Antenna wall outlet Antenna wall outlet or indoor antenna On the front panel there is a flip-down cover that hides more connections. Left side: ANTENNA ANTENNA IN (RF IN) (DIGITAL) IN DV IN AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA COAXIAL S-VIDEO INPUT 3...
Connections Easy connections Connect your TV antenna to the recorder and TV. The setup described below is a basic setup See Connecting a TV antenna on page 15 for that allows you to watch and record TV details. programmes, and play discs. Other types of •...
Connections Connect the VIDEO OUTPUT jack to a Connect the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to video input on your TV. the corresponding audio inputs on your Use the yellow jack of the supplied audio/ video cable for the video connection. You can use the supplied audio/video cable, leaving the yellow video plug disconnected.
Connections Position the IR transmitter end of the G-LINK™ cable so that the IR receiver on your cable/satellite receiver will pick up the Satellite dish/ To antenna antenna/cable TV input From antenna control signals (see diagram). wall outlet output Cable/Satellite From SCART AV S-VIDEO receiver...
Connections • It is not possible to watch one TV Connecting an external programme and record another using decoder box (2) this setup. If you only have a decoder, connect it to this Antenna/cable TV wall outlet recorder and your TV as shown on this SCART AV page.
Connections Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA connect the AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector COAXIAL S-VIDEO INPUT 3 LAN(10/100) AC IN AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) DIGITAL OUT HDMI OUT 30 mA G-LINK to a SCART AV connector on your TV. CONTROL ANTENNA(DIGITAL) AV 1 (RGB) –...
Linear PCM, the signal HDMI is output as Linear PCM (DTS audio is not output). AUDIO VIDEO ANTENNA COAXIAL • If you have connected to a Pioneer Flat S-VIDEO INPUT 3 LAN(10/100) AC IN AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) DIGITAL OUT HDMI OUT...
HDMI Control in the operating By connecting this unit to an HDMI Control- instructions and on the product. compatible Pioneer Flat Screen TV, AV • Depending on the type of Flat Screen TV, system (amplifier or AV receiver etc.) or HD...
HDMI control-compatible insert the left (white) audio jack to this components other than those made by device. Doing so will allow the same Pioneer. sound track to be recorded to both channels. You must connect to the Connecting other AV sources INPUT 2 jack on the front panel.
Connections HDD camcorder with which operation HDD/DVD OPEN/CLOSE A.TV D.TV HDMI is guaranteed (According to our STANDBY/ON DV IN COMMON INTERFACE INPUT 2 S-VIDEO VIDEO L(MONO) AUDIO ONE TOUCH STOP REC COPY INPUT A.TV/D.TV SELECT survey) (Type A) (Type B) •...
Connections • If the power delivered through a hub is When the connected router does not have insufficient for the devices connected, the DHCP function, make the network communication can become unreliable. settings of this unit after connecting the In this case, disconnect one or more router —...
Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel OPEN/CLOSE HDD/DVD A.TV D.TV HDMI STANDBY/ON COMMON INTERFACE DV IN INPUT 2 S-VIDEO VIDEO L(MONO) AUDIO ONE TOUCH STOP REC COPY INPUT A.TV/D.TV SELECT STANDBY/ON HDD indicator Lights when the hard disk (HDD) is selected. Press to switch the recorder on/into standby.
Controls and displays Display Recording quality indicators (page 65) Lights during playback; blinks when playback is paused. Lights when the recording mode is set to XP (high quality). Lights when copying. Lights when the recording mode is set to Lights during recording;...
Controls and displays Remote control SUBTITLE (page 83) Press to display/change the subtitles included in multilingual DVD-Video discs. STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE While watching D.TV, press to change PAUSE LIVE TV CONTROL the D.TV subtitles. INPUT SELECT TV/DVD ANGLE (page 84) AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE DISPLAY...
Controls and displays DISC NAVIGATOR (pages 79, 91)/ While paused, press to advance a single TOP MENU (page 76) frame in either direction. Press to display the Disc Navigator screen, ® When GUIDE Plus+ is displayed, use or the top menu if a DVD-Video or finalized to display the previous/next day.
Controls and displays REC MODE (page 65) Press repeatedly to change the recording mode (picture quality). ONE TOUCH COPY (page 100) Press to start One Touch Copy of the currently playing title to DVD or the HDD. 16 OPEN/CLOSE Press to open/close the disc tray.
Getting started Chapter 4 Getting started Switching on and setting up Start the Setup Navigator. ENTER When you switch the recorder on for the first k Setting time, you can make several basic settings Complete this setup before you t Line System start using your recorder.
Getting started • The country setting will apply to both the • Downloading channels from your TV digital and analog TV tuners. Use the Download from TV option to download all the channels that your TV is • The clock will also be set automatically tuned to.
Getting started • If no channels were found when • Manual clock setting If no stations in your area are scanning for digital TV channels then broadcasting time signals, you can set this screen does not appear and the EPG the clock manually.
Getting started For users receiving digital scan for available channels, as these are all used by the GUIDE Plus+ system. If any of broadcast services these things are not yet set, please run the Setup Navigator first (see Switching on and This unit can set its internal clock setting up on page 32).
Getting started • Select your reception method (Terrestrial, Cable or Satellite). • Select your provider (if applicable). ENTER Enter your postal • Select the brand of your external code. receiver. • Identify which input your external receiver is connected to. After completing these steps the recorder will try and communicate with your external receiver and change the channel via the...
Getting started A If you are not using an external About EPG download receiver, this recorder will automatically • EPG data can only be received when the scan all channels for the Host Channel: recorder is in standby. (When not using the recorder, therefore, please switch it •...
Getting started Checking the downloaded data the following day Change the programme GUIDE Display the GUIDE Plus+ screen. numbers as you like. Changing the programme numbers allows you to decide the order in which the channels change when stepping through them sequentially.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide Chapter 5 ® Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide This chapter is only applicable if the EPG Type GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/ OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY Select setting made in the Setup Navigator (or AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS the Initial Setup menu) is set to GUIDE Plus+.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide 5 Menu bar – Gives access to the various One-Button-Record areas of the GUIDE Plus+ system. The RED Action button (Record) is visible anytime you can highlight a programme 6 Grid – Shows TV listings information for title, including from the Grid, after a search, the next seven days by channel and time.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide Lock/Unlock video window cursor buttons, then press ENTER to return to the previous screen on that channel. When you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system, the channel you were watching remains visible in the video window. The date stamp Areas above the window lets you know the channel, ®...
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide • Tune to a programme that’s currently showing Select ‘Search’ from the Menu • Set a programme to record bar. • Lock or unlock the video window • Access Information panels Select a category and a subcategory.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide My TV Area Using My Choice keywords for a search In addition to the standard categories, you The My TV Area allows you to set up a can also set your own keywords. personal profile.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide To add a channel to your profile, To add a keyword to your profile, press the YELLOW Action button. highlight ‘Keywords’ and press the YELLOW Action button. Select a channel from the mosaic of channel Use the ///...
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide Editing a scheduled recording Enter a name for the scheduled recording. You can edit any parameter in a scheduled recording, or delete it if you no longer require Highlight the left tile of a scheduled recording.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide • Auto Replace Recording is only available Press the GREEN Action button (Frequency) to change the recording as an option with regular daily or weekly recordings. frequency. Press to access the extended recording options.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide Deleting a scheduled recording Use the number buttons to enter a PlusCode programming number. Highlight the left tile of a scheduled recording. Please enter the PlusCode programming number and press ENTER to confirm. •...
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide Use the number and /// The Editor Area buttons to enter the recording date, then The Editor Area is the central location for you press the GREEN Action button (Next). to manage your channels. Any changes you make here will affect what is displayed in the Grid Area.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide The Setup Area Changing the source and programme number The Setup Area is where you can set up the GUIDE Plus+ system for your particular Select ‘Editor’ from the Menu bar. region, TV reception conditions, and so on. Making changes to your GUIDE Plus+ setup Select ‘Setup’...
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide ® Manual Host Channel setup GUIDE Plus+ FAQ and The GUIDE Plus+ system will automatically troubleshooting identify your Host Channel as soon as the recorder is put into standby for the first time. This FAQ covers only a few questions.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide Switch this recorder into standby. The terrestrial or cable connection only to next morning, please perform the GUIDE receive data this way. It is important that Plus+ setup again to see if your external you identify your Host Channel correctly receiver can now be controlled.
Using the GUIDE Plus+® electronic programme guide • I used the One-Button-Record feature • The automatic Host Channel search failed (RED Action button) to set a recording, or the GUIDE Plus+ system identified the but I recorded the wrong channel. wrong Host Channel for my region.
Using the digital electronic programme guide Chapter 6 Using the digital electronic programme guide Indicates the programme set for This chapter is only applicable if the EPG Type recording Select setting made in the Setup Navigator (or the Initial Setup menu) is set to Digital EPG. Appears when other programmes (often short ones) have been scheduled for the The Digital EPG system...
Using the digital electronic programme guide Using the Digital EPG • To quit the display of detailed information, press INFO again (or Using the Digital EPG you can check the RETURN/EXIT). schedule of digital TV programmes, view D007 13:40 - 14:05 ************ information about desired programmes,...
Using the digital electronic programme guide Enter the timer recording settings. If you want to change the recording Use the / buttons to select a field; use mode, recording destination, etc., select the / buttons to change the value ‘Set Detailed’. In this area you can set: Record to –...
Using the digital electronic programme guide (UK only) – Choose whether or not This screen shows all the timer programmes EPG Link to have this device automatically record currently set. scheduled programmes from the Digital EPG even if the times in which they are Timer Programme View SUN 25/3 15:00 broadcast change.
Using the digital electronic programme guide • Standby – The recorder is in timer recording standby. Press then select ‘Modify’ ENTER • Valid Until ... (eg., Valid Until 13/8) (UK from the command menu panel. only) – When you have set to make a Alternatively, press ENTER.
Using the digital electronic programme guide Deleting a timer programme TIMER REC Press TIMER REC. You can delete timer programmes you no longer need. Highlight the timer programme TIMER REC you want to search. Press TIMER REC. ENTER Press then select ‘Alternate Highlight the timer programme Search’...
Using the digital electronic programme guide Highlight the timer programme In the ‘Date’ field select a date you want to search. (within one week) to search in. Press then select Date ENTER Sun.12.Sep Time 12:00 ‘Recommendation Search’ from the Genre Select command menu panel.
HDD after the disc (DVD-RW only), or use a new the maximum number of titles has been disc. Pioneer is not responsible for lost reached. recordings, damaged discs or other • The maximum continuous recording losses in these cases.
Recording on the LPCM setting, use the Bilingual Recording equipment and Recording setting (page 141) to select the copyright A/L or B/R audio channel to record before Recording equipment should be used only recording starts. In other cases, both for lawful copying. You are advised to check channels of a bilingual broadcast will be carefully what constitutes lawful copying in recorded and you can switch on playback.
Recording For example, to select channel 4 (digital INFO • Press to display the channel channel D004), press 4 then ENTER; for banner for the current channel. channel 34 (digital channel D034), press 3, 4, ENTER. D001 ************ Wed.30.Apr 12:46 11:30 12:00 ********************...
Recording Using the MHEG application • If the NICAM audio setting (see NICAM Select on page 140) is set to NICAM and (UK only) you are watching a NICAM broadcast, Some stations bring you programmes with you can switch between NICAM and the MHEG (Multimedia and Hypermedia Regular (non-NICAM) audio.
Recording Switching between TV and DVD When recording to DVD+R/+RW, SLP is the longest recording time available. If you When the recorder is stopped or recording select SEP or MN1 to MN3, the recording you can choose whether to have the audio/ mode will automatically revert to SLP.
Recording Basic recording from the TV AUDIO If you’re recording from the A.TV tuner, select the audio channel to record. DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD See Changing A.TV audio channels on page 64 for more on this. Basic recording from the TV involves just •...
Recording TV tuner setup for Pause Live TV STOP REC Press to stop recording. To use this feature with an external TV tuner, • If you set the recording time in the the recorder must be connected to your TV previous step, you can still stop the using a SCART cable, and the AV.
Recording Using the recorder’s internal tuner for STOP REC Press to stop the recording. Pause Live TV The operation is slightly different depending If you haven’t connected to your TV using a on the viewing source. See the Operation SCART cable (or your TV is not compatible table below for details.
Recording About timer recordings Important • A timer recording can’t be set if there are DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD already 32 timer programmes waiting to be recorded. Using the timer recording features you can program up to 32 timer recordings up to a •...
Recording • VPS/PDC may not work with all Preventing use of the recorder broadcast stations in your country/area. before a timer recording (child Check with the stations for compatibility. lock) • The hours between 3:00 and 5:00 in the You can make all the front panel and remote morning are used by the GUIDE Plus+ control buttons inoperative using the child system to download programme...
Recording • What happens when two or more timer DISC NAVIGATOR programmes overlap? • Press during recording to select Basically, the programme with the another title to play. earlier recording start time has priority. You can use all the usual playback controls, However, the recorder will start such as pause, slow-motion play, scan and recording the programme with the later...
Finalize the disc and DVD+R discs. A number of players again to generate a new title menu. (including many Pioneer models) can also play DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode, Important finalized or not. Most players will not play VR •...
• Discs recorded partially or fully on the finalizing. Pioneer DVR-7000 DVD recorder do not support this feature. These discs will • DVD-R DL (Video mode) discs and have only a text title menu when finalized DVD+R DL discs must be finalized in on this recorder.
Recording DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can also be DVD-RW Auto Initialize initialized in order to erase the contents of the disc. DVD-RW Important • Default setting: VR Mode • Initializing a DVD-RW, DVD+RW or Initialization mode is automatically carried DVD-RAM disc will erase everything out when you insert a blank DVD-RW.
Playback Chapter 8 Playback Introduction playback controls to operate at certain points in the disc. This is not a Most of the features described in this malfunction. chapter make use of on-screen displays. Navigate these using the cursor buttons and Select the HDD or DVD for ENTER.
Playback Playing DVD discs While paused, press and hold The table below shows the basic playback to start slow-motion playback. controls for DVD-Video, and recordable DVD Press repeatedly to change the discs. playback speed. While paused, press to advance Press to start playback. PLAY a single frame in either If RESUME is displayed on-...
Playback Press to skip to previous/next Press to skip to previous/next PREV NEXT PREV NEXT chapter/title. (During playback track. you can also use the front panel CH +/– buttons.) Playing Video CDs/Super VCDs The table below shows the basic playback During playback, enter a title controls for Video CDs/Super VCDs.
Playback Playing DivX video files During playback, enter a track The table below shows the basic playback number then press ENTER to controls for DivX video files. skip directly to that track. Press CLEAR to clear a number Press to start playback. PLAY entry and start again.
Playback Using the Disc Navigator to Play the highlighted title. ENTER browse the contents of a disc • Press , then you can also select Play from the command menu panel. Use the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a disc and start playback. Changing the display style of the Disc Navigator Using the Disc Navigator with...
Playback Using the Disc Navigator with • For instructions on playing Audio CD and WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC discs, see playback-only discs Playing and copying music (Jukebox) on page 111. DVD-Video Video CD Super VCD Scanning discs Select DVD. HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. You can scan discs at various speeds, forwards or backwards.
Playback • Select Play Mode from the command Press repeatedly to change menu for Audio CDs or WMA/MP3/ the slow motion speed. MPEG-4 AAC files by pressing in the One of four slow motion play speeds can be Jukebox (see Playing music from the selected during playback.
Playback A-B Repeat programme play to repeat the tracks/ chapters in the programme list (see DVD HDD Video CD Super VCD DivX Programme play below). The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track or ENTER •...
Playback After pressing ENTER to add the title/ • From the programme menu you can chapter/album/track, the step number also: automatically moves down one. Start Programme Play – Starts playback of a saved programme list • To insert a step into the programme list, Cancel Programme Play –...
Playback Check the disc packaging for details of the HDD DVD (VR) DVD-RAM soundtrack options. L+R – Both channels (default) AUDIO • Change the audio soundtrack. L – Left channel only The current audio language is shown on- R – Right channel only screen and in the front panel display.
Playback Displaying disc information Shows recording restrictions for the current channel programme on-screen Stop ABC Pr 1 DVD-RW VR Resume Stereo You can display various on-screen Original XP (1h00m/DVD) Rem. 0h35m Copy Once Finalized information about the disc loaded or the Disc Name : Comedy shows HDD.
Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder Chapter 9 Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder You can also play back and record video • To record the incoming video, press from a DV camcorder connected to the DV HDD or DVD to select the HDD or a DVD for recording, then press ...
Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder Important ENTER Select ‘Start Rec’. • Some camcorders cannot be controlled using this recorder’s remote. Stop Stop • For best results when recording from a 1.02.22 DV camcorder to this recorder, we Control with these Start Rec buttons Pause Rec...
Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder • If a timer recording is scheduled to start, From the Initial Setup menu, check that the DV audio input is setup as you and in some other instances, the disc will not be finalized. require.
Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder • Audio input to the DV IN jack should be 32 kHz or 48 kHz (not 44.1 kHz). ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm or ‘No’ • Picture disturbance in the recording to cancel. may occur if the source component Select Yes and press ENTER.
Editing Chapter 10 Editing Editing options The table below shows which commands you can use with the HDD and different disc types. DVD-R/-RW DVD-R/-RW, DVD-RAM (Video mode), (VR mode) DVD+R/+RW Original Play List Create (page 92) ...
Editing The Disc Navigator screen PREV NEXT • When in the title list, press to display the previous/next page if there The Disc Navigator screen is where you can are more titles than can be displayed. edit video content on unfinalized Video mode and DVD-R/-RW (VR mode) discs, DVD+R/ DISPLAY •...
Editing HDD genres The large capacity of the HDD means that Highlight the title you want to there may be many hours of video in the play. recorder. To help you organize your HDD video content you can assign different ENTER Select ‘Play’...
Editing • For discs formatted on a different DVD recorder, you will see only a limited character set. • You can erase a title quickly by pressing CLEAR when the title is highlighted. Confirm the edit by pressing ENTER. ENTER Select ‘OK’...
Editing The thumbnail setting screen appears and Using a USB keyboard to enter a name the playback starts from the beginning of the Using a USB keyboard connected to this title. recorder makes entering names very quick and convenient. When in USB keyboard Use the playback controls (, , , input mode, a USB icon ( ) appears in the...
Editing Divide ENTER HDD only: Select the type of HDD DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only edit. Use this command to divide a title into two. HDD/DVD RECORDER Note that once divided, the two new HDD Please select the type of editing. titles cannot be recombined into one again.
Editing Chapter Edit You can keep dividing the chapter as many times as you wish (up to DVD (VR) DVD-RAM HDD 999 chapters per DVD-R/-RW/-RAM disc or 99 chapters per HDD title). When editing a VR mode DVD or video on •...
Editing Set Genre ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Lock’ from the command menu panel. An unlocked title will become locked; a Use this command to assign a genre to a locked title will be unlocked. Locked titles are title. shown in the Disc Navigator with a padlock icon.
Editing ENTER Highlight the title you want to Select one of the user- combine. definable genre names. This title will remain in the same place after combining with another title. Disc Navigator (HDD) 10Titles 23:00 FRI 3/12 Pr 4 SP 11/29 MON 7:00PM Play 23:00 Fri 3/12 Pr 4 SP...
Editing about your edits requires a certain amount of disc space. As you edit, this ENTER Select the command that you information builds up, eventually want applied to all the marked titles. preventing you from editing further. For example, select Erase to erase all the marked titles.
Copying and backup Chapter 11 Copying and backup Introduction Restrictions on copying Commercial DVD-Video discs are protected Use the copying features of this recorder to: using Copy Guard. These discs cannot be copied to the HDD. • Back up important recordings stored on the HDD to a DVD.
Copying and backup HDD to DVD copies are made in the same 40 characters of a name are copied. recording mode. When copying DVD to • The chapter markers in the copy may not HDD, the copy is made in whatever be in exactly the same positions as the recording mode is currently set.
Copying and backup • Thumbnail picture markers and chapter HOME MENU markers for the Disc Navigator are Display the Home Menu. copied, but their position in the copy may be slightly changed from the original. Select ‘Copy’ > ‘HDD DVD’. ENTER •...
Copying and backup Depending on the title , high-speed copying • Erase Section – Erase part of a title (see may not be possible to DVDs. Erase Section on page 94). • Move – Change the order of titles in the Copy List (see Move on page 97).
Copying and backup Copying from DVD to HDD ENTER Select ‘Next’ to proceed. Important 2 Title Copy HDD DVD (Video mode) • The DVD to HDD Copy screen isn’t Title Edit 1 > 2 > 3 20:00 Wed 29/03 Pr 2 SP accessible when a finalized Video mode 20:00 Wed 22/03 Pr 2 SP Back...
Copying and backup ENTER ENTER Select ‘Next’ from the Select a recording mode for the command menu panel to proceed to the copy. • High-Speed Copy – The Copy List is title edit screen. copied at the same recording quality as the original.
Copying and backup ENTER ENTER Select a bilingual audio option. Select ‘Start’. Disc Back-up Using disc backup Read from disc and save to HDD. Start reading? * See also Copyright on page 100. This feature offers a simple way to make a Cancel Start backup copy of finalized DVD-R/-RW (Video...
Copying and backup Select ‘Start’ to start writing the backed-up data to the blank disc. Disc Back-up Write back-up data from Hard Disk Drive. The disc contents will be overwritten. OK to start? Cancel Start • To see the progress of the backup, press DISPLAY.
Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) Chapter 12 Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) The PC VIDEO function is used to play DivX • Press SUBTITLE or ANGLE to change files recorded on the HDD, DVD, or CD-R/ the page.
Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) • For a description of operations during • Copy VIDEO FILE from a USB Device – playback, see Playing DivX video files on Copies DivX files from a USB device onto page 78. the HDD.
Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) Editing files on the HDD Erasing a title or folder Select the title or folder you want to erase. • Erasing a folder will erase all the titles contained in it. Please be careful! ENTER Select ‘Erase’...
Playing and copying music (Jukebox) Chapter 13 Playing and copying music (Jukebox) The Jukebox feature allows you to use the recorder’s HDD to store and playback music ENTER Select ‘Jukebox’. from your CDs. WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files recorded on CD-R/-RW/-ROM discs, ENTER DVDs or USB devices can also be copied to Select the location of the files...
Use the Update Navigate to the last entry in the Disc with the latest data downloaded folder list (‘Read next: ...’). from the Pioneer website to update the built-in Gracenote database (see Load the next batch of up to ENTER Gracenote Database on page 149).
Playing and copying music (Jukebox) Load the CD. ENTER Select the artist you want to HOME MENU play back. Display the Home Menu. The screen below shows artists stored on the HDD: ENTER Select ‘Jukebox’ > ‘Play Music on a DVD/CD’. Jukebox (HDD) Artist List 10 Artists...
Playing and copying music (Jukebox) • For a description of operations during Playing your favourite music (Play playback, see Playing Audio CDs and List) WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC discs on You can collect and play back only your page 77. favourite songs stored on the HDD. Creating a play list Playing music files on the HDD in random order...
Playing and copying music (Jukebox) Changing the display style of the Cancel – Cancels the switching of the display. Jukebox • Display Mode Album – Displays the folders of the WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files. Track – Displays the tracks of the WMA/ ENTER Select an artist/album you MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files.
Playing and copying music (Jukebox) Editing the HDD Jukebox A number of commands are available for editing and changing the playback behavior of albums. HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘Jukebox’ > ‘Play/Edit Music on the HDD’. ENTER Select what you want to edit.
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Chapter 14 Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) From the PhotoViewer you can view JPEG • From the Folder Information column, photos and picture files stored on the HDD, you can change thumbnails via the / ...
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) • Press PREV or NEXT to change the page. Display the view options panel. • You can change folders via the / The view options panel buttons. • If you encounter a disc that will not play, PhotoViewer (HDD) check that the disc and file formats are Folder2...
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Zooming an image During a slideshow you can zoom in to Display the command menu enlarge a portion of the picture by a factor of panel. two or four. You can also move the area of The command menu panel the picture displayed.
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Creating photo movies etc.). Normal (OFF) - Photos are displayed on Use this procedure to create photo movies the entire screen and switch. combining the photos and music recorded • Play List on the HDD. Photo movies are stored on the Select the music to be used for the photo HDD as video titles and can be copied to movie.
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) An orange check mark box () is shown by the item you selected. A blue check mark Select a file to import. box () appears on the folder select screen • To import multiple files, use the Multi- when files from that folder are selected.
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) • After backing up the pictures in your Load a blank (or unfinalized Video digital camera to DVD, we recommend mode) DVD-R or DVD-RW disc. verifying that they have been recorded HOME MENU properly before deleting anything from Display the Home Menu.
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) • There can be up to 999 folders on the • Copying a folder will copy all the files HDD. contained in it. • To copy multiple files or folders, use the Erasing a file or folder Multi-Mode;...
Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Locked files are shown with a padlock icon PhotoViewer (HDD) next to them. To remove all locks within a Folder2 Folder Size 999 MB given folder, choose ‘Folder Option’ > 001 PIOR0000 Start Slideshow Erase ‘Unlock Folder Contents’.
PC before connected it to the recorder. ‘Network’ Connecting the PC Ethernet connection 2. Right-click the ‘Pioneer.HDD/DVD- Use a PC with a Windows Vista operating Recorder’ icon and select ‘Install’. system. This operation will not work properly on PCs with other operating systems.
Copying files from a PC (Connect PC) A confirmation message asking you If no actions are carried out for 20 minutes or whether or not you want to install the if the Ethernet connection is disconnected, driver may appear. (The confirmation the import screen is automatically closed.
ENTER on the recorder’s remote control. The Connect PC screen is closed. •If synchronization fails, make sure that the Pioneer. HDD/DVD-Recorder device is selected at the synchronization screen of Windows Media Player 11, and try again. ‘Cancel’...
Music Artist 1 Album 1 In Windows Explorer, the recorder’s music2.mp3 folder is displayed as shown below. music1.wma Album 2 Pioneer Music Fixed HDD/DVD-Recorder storage music1.mp3 Artist 2 Album 1 Pictures • With Windows Media Player 11, the above music folder is not displayed.
Copying files from a PC (Connect PC) The screen shown below is displayed on • JPEG files can only be copied with the the recorder. folder structure shown below. It is not possible to place JPEG files directly into Progress Bar the Picture folder.
The Disc Setup menu Chapter 16 The Disc Setup menu From the Disc Setup menu you can name Lock Disc discs, lock the contents to prevent DVD (VR) DVD-RAM accidental recording and erasure, initialize and finalize discs. The Disc Setup menu is •...
The Disc Setup menu Initialize settings Undo Finalize DVD-RW DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM You can undo the finalization on DVD-RW You can initialize a recordable DVD-R/-RW discs recorded on this recorder in Video disc for either VR mode or Video mode mode.
The Disc Setup menu HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘Setup’ > ‘Disc Setup’. ENTER Select ‘Optimize HDD’ then ‘Start’. Disc Setup Start Basic Optimize HDD Initialize Finalize Optimize HDD Optimize HDD Optimize HDD A progress bar indicates how long there is left to go.
The Video Adjust menu Chapter 17 The Video Adjust menu Using the Video Adjust menu you can set up • DTV/LDP – suitable for digital the picture quality for the built-in tuner and broadcasts and Laserdiscs external inputs, for disc playback, and for •...
The Video Adjust menu • PureCinema – This setting optimizes the Setting the picture quality picture for film material when the video for disc playback output is set to progressive. Usually set to Auto; but try switching to Off if the This setting determines how the picture will picture appears unnatural.
The Video Adjust menu • Black Setup – Corrects the standard reference black level. The Black Setup ENTER Select the picture quality setting is only valid for NTSC output setting you want to adjust. signals. Black Setup is ineffective for HDMI output.
The Initial Setup menu Chapter 18 The Initial Setup menu Using the Initial Setup menu The Initial Setup menu is where you can set various recorder options for sound, picture, language and so on. Some settings can only be changed when the recorder is stopped. During playback and recording these settings are grayed out in the Initial Setup menu.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Setup Start Select to start the Setup Navigator. See also Switching on and setting up on page 32. Navigator Digital Tuner Scans for digital channels and replaces all the channel Replace Next Screen presets with the results.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Signal Check Next Screen Use this screen to check the signal level and quality of digital channels. Use the / buttons to change the RF channel; select Add New Channels then press ENTER to scan for new channels;...
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Manual CH Next Screen Proceed to the next screen if you need to adjust any of the settings made by auto tuning. Select your country, then Setting proceed to the manual channel setting screen: •...
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation AV1 Out Video • Sets the AV1 (RGB)-TV SCART output to standard composite video (compatible with all TVs). Sets the AV1 (RGB)-TV SCART output to S-Video. S-Video Recommended if you are using a long SCART cable. Sets the AV1 (RGB)-TV SCART output to RGB.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Bilingual A/L • Record the left (A) channel of a bilingual source when recording to HDD with HDD Recording Format set to Video Recording Mode On, to DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or DVD+R/+RW or in LPCM mode, from an external source.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Language English • Sets the language of the on-screen displays to English. Language Choose from the languages displayed for the on-screen available displays. languages Sets the default audio language for DVD-Video playback to Audio English •...
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation DVD Menu w/Subtitle Sets the language of DVD-Video menus to the same as that set for the subtitle language. Language Language • Sets the language of DVD-Video menus to English. English Choose from the displayed languages to set the default available language for DVD-Video menus.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Set Thumbnail 0 seconds • Sets the default thumbnail picture in the Disc Navigator to the first frame of the title. Sets the default thumbnail picture to 30 seconds into the 30 seconds title.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Playback TV Screen Size Select if you have a standard 4:3 TV and prefer the letter box format presentation for widescreen material. (Letter Box) Select if you have a standard 4:3 TV and prefer the pan and scan presentation for widescreen material.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation HDMI Output (only available when an HDMI device is connected) Screen 1920 x 1080p Constant 1920 x 1080p output. Resolution 1920 x 1080i Constant 1920 x 1080i output. 1280 x 720p Constant 1280 x 720p output. 720 x 576p Constant 720 x 576p output (when setting the Input Line System to 525 System, video is output in 720 x 480p).
HDMI Control On • Enables the HDMI Control function. Select this option when connected to an HDMI Control-compatible Pioneer Flat Screen TV, AV system (amplifier or AV receiver etc.) or HD AV converter. Disables the HDMI Control function. Select this option when...
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Proxy Server Next Screen Only set the proxy if so instructed by your provider. Set Proxy Server to On then set the IP address or Server name and Config. Port number. A list of network settings is displayed. Display Network Next Screen Config.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation CI Information Next Screen This option displays a menu of CI card functions. Consult your service provider for more information on the functions available. Options 2 If the connected USB device does not respond to the Restart USB Device recorder, try using this option to restart it.
Disc created with the latest data Access the Software Update screen from the downloaded from the Pioneer website. Options menu. For details, visit the Pioneer website. There are three options available: Manual (http://www.pioneer.eu) Update, Auto Update and Technical DISPLAY Information.
The Initial Setup menu About NTSC on PAL TV ENTER Depending on the Input Line System setting Select ‘Setup’ > ‘Initial Setup’ > and the NTSC on PAL TV setting, the signal ‘Option2’ > ‘Gracenote Database’ > format output when the recorder is stopped ‘Database Update’.
Additional information Chapter 19 Additional information Setting up the remote to Maker Code(s) control your TV ACURA 44 ADMIRAL 31 AIWA 60 You can use the supplied remote to control AKAI 32, 35, 42 your TV. To be able to use this feature you AKURA 41 first have to program the remote with a ALBA 07, 39, 41, 44...
Additional information Minimum copying times The table below shows the minimum HDD to DVD copying time for one hour of video. Please note that not all discs are compatible with high-speed copying. Check with the disc manufacturer for compatibility. Rec mode DVD disc type 10 h DVD-R/1x...
Additional information Manual recording modes The table below shows the approximate recording times for different DVD types in each manual recording mode, as well as the standard recording mode equivalents. For recording time on the HDD, see Specifications on page 171. Rec.
Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after checking the points below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. General...
Additional information Problem Remedy No picture • Check that everything is connected properly (page 14). • Check that the connected TV and/or the AV amp/receiver is set to the correct input. • The recorder may be set to progressive scan with an incompatible TV.
Additional information Problem Remedy Audio/subtitle • Note that audio and subtitle languages cannot be changed during the recording of a digital broadcast. language cannot be • You can only use the audio track and subtitles for the language that changed were selected at the time of recording a digital broadcast.
Additional information Problem Remedy Timer programme • When setting the recording channel, make sure you set the recorder’s built-in TV tuner, not the TV’s built-in tuner. doesn’t record • When recording to a DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or DVD+R/+RW, successfully programmes that are copy-once protected cannot be recorded. Use a VR mode formatted disc for copy-once material (page 62).
Additional information Problem Remedy The device connected • Check that the device is compatible with this recorder (page 23). • Use a USB cable less than 5 m in length. to the USB port is not • Check that the USB cable is inserted fully. recognized •...
Additional information HDMI Problem Remedy • Try disconnecting then reconnecting the HDMI cable (while the The connected HDMI or power of both components is on). DVI device does not display any picture • Try switching the power of the HDMI/DVI device off then back on. •...
HD AV converter. • We cannot guarantee this unit will work with HDMI Control- compatible components other than those made by Pioneer. When using HDMI Control-compatible components manufactured by companies other than Pioneer, set the HDMI Control to Off (page 147).
‘Network discovery’ under the ‘Sharing and Discovery’ section is enabled. • From ‘Network’ on the PC, right-click the ‘Pioneer.HDD/DVD- Recorder’ icon and select ‘Uninstall’. A comfirmation message may appear. In this case, press ‘Continue’. Wait at least 30 seconds, then reconnect the PC using the procedure described at Ethernet connection on page 125.
Erase titles/chapters or combine data. chapters. The disc was finalized on a non-Pioneer DVD • This disc cannot be recorded. Undo the finalization. recorder. Undo the finalization in order to recording/editing.
Note that contents on the HDD may be erased when servicing damaged or broken. Please ask your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center or your dealer to this unit. carry out repairs. As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new •...
Message Explanation/Action • E01 The HDD may be damaged or broken. Please ask your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new recordings can be made. Reinitializing •...
Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 Kirghiz (ky), 1125 Serbo-Croatian (sh), 1908 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 Latin (la), 1201 Sinhalese (si), 1909 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 Lingala (ln), 1214 Slovak (sk), 1911 German (de), 0405...
Additional information Screen sizes and disc formats When viewing on a standard TV or monitor Screen format of disc Setting Appearance The programme is shown in widescreen with 16:9 4:3 (Letter Box) black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
Additional information Hints on installation Moving the recorder We want you to enjoy using this unit for years If you need to move the recorder, first to come, so please bear in mind the remove the disc, if loaded, and close the disc tray.
Additional information Specifications DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL Fine (XP) ..... . . Approx. 1 h 51 m Standard Play (SP)....Approx. 3 h 35 m Long Play (LP) .
Additional information Input/Output AV Connectors (21-pin connector assignment) AV connector input/output ..21-pin connector Antenna This connector provides the video and audio signals ..75 Ω IEC 169-2 connector for VHF/UHF in/out (analog) for connection to a compatible colour TV or monitor.
Additional information Follow the instructions for ‘Replace Channels’ (page 137).
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