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  • Page 2: General Information

    General information Laser safety CAUTION VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION.WHEN OPEN AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM This unit employs a laser.To prevent possible eye injury, only a ADVARSEL SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSE FOR STRÅLING qualified service person should remove the cover or attempt to ADVARSEL SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES service this device.
  • Page 3 fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be held responsible for any damage result- ing from use of this unit with a voltage other than as speci- fied.
  • Page 4: Recording Time

    Features Introducing YAMAHA DVD recorder in your home theater environment! Digital Home Cinema Dolby Digital and DTS are supported. You can enjoy super dynamic theatrical sound by connecting to AV receiver/amplifier. Dolby Laboratories standard for transmitting 5.1 channels. Five full-value channels are transmitted in this acoustic playback system.
  • Page 5 R (Red), G (Green) and B (Blue) are transmitted via separate channels. This reduces Video Input the interference that occurs with standard video cables. Yamaha provides the best possible connection between your DVD recorder and other Easy Link home cinema equipment.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents A quick preview ......3 On-screen information..32 The remote control.................3 Symbols in the menu bar ..............32 Additional TV functions ................4 Field for temporary messages ............32 Front of the device ..................5 Status field....................33 Back of the unit..................6 Tuner information box ................
  • Page 7 Disc feature menu..................65 Access control (Child Lock).........66 Child lock (DVD and VCD) ..............66 Parental level control (DVD video only)..........67 Changing the PIN code.................68 Before you call an engineer........69 Appendix ........72 Using DRX-2 remote control for your TV set.......72 Specifications...................74 Table of contents...
  • Page 8: A Quick Preview

    A quick preview The remote control Switch on or off: Press to switch set on or off, interrupt B /I menu function, interrupt a programmed recording (TIMER) This button lets you switch between the TV receiver (internal MONITOR tuner) in the DVD recorder (TV picture on the TV set) and playback on the DVD recorder A/CH (Alternate Switches to the previous TV channel...
  • Page 9: Additional Tv Functions

    REC MODE Switches recording modes Additional TV functions This remote control can also operate TV set made by different manufacturers. For more information, see “Using DRX-2 remote control for your TV set”. VOL+ Increase TV volume Reduce TV volume VOL –...
  • Page 10: Front Of The Device

    Front of the device Switches the unit on or off, interrupt a function, interrupt a STANDBY/ON programmed recording (TIMER) F F F F (Open/Close) Open/close disc tray Records the current TV channel W W W W Plays a recorded disc Selects previous title/search backwards Selects next title/search forwards Interrupt playback/recording...
  • Page 11: Back Of The Unit

    Back of the unit Mains socket: Connection to the mains supply (230V/50Hz) MAINS Aerial input : Connection of the aerial ANTENNA Aerial output : Connection of the TV set Scart socket 2: Connection of an additional device (satellite EXT 2 AUX-I/O receiver, set-top box, video recorder, camcorder, etc.) EXT 1 TO TV-I/O Scart socket 1: Connection of a TV set.
  • Page 12: The Symbols On Your Dvd Recorder Display

    The symbols on your DVD recorder display These symbols can light up on your DVD recorder display: TIMER VPS/PDC LANG I I Multi-function display/text line •) Clock •) Disc/title playing time •) OTR switch-off time •) Title name •) Display of the programme number of the TV channel/playing time/channel name/function.
  • Page 13 The menu structure is created after the first recording has INIT MENU been made on a new disc COPY PROT You have tried to copy a copy-protected DVD/video cassette Please wait until this message disappears. The DVD recorder is WAIT busy performing a task A disc has not been inserted for recording.
  • Page 14: Introduction

    Introduction Common questions What is a DVD? DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) is a new storage medium that combines the convenience of the compact disc with the latest digital video technology. DVD video uses modern MPEG2 data compression technology that enables an entire feature film to be stored on a single five inch disc.
  • Page 15: Discs You Can Use

    Discs you can use The following discs can be used in your DVD recorder for playback and recording: Playback and recording DVD+RW (Digital Versatile Disc + rewritable) DVD+R (Digital Versatile Disc + Recordable) Playback only: DVD Video (Digital Versatile Disc) DVD-R (DVD-Recordable) DVD-RW (DVD-Rewritable) These discs can only be played back if the recording was made in video mode and the recording was finalized.
  • Page 16: Regional Code

    Regional code Since DVD films are not normally released in all parts of the world at the same time, all DVD players have a specific regional code. Discs can be given a regional code. If the regional codes differ between the player and the disc, playback is not possible. DVDs must be marked “ALL”...
  • Page 17: Connecting Your Dvd Recorder

    Connecting your DVD recorder Preparing the remote control You must install the supplied batteries into the remote control before you can use it. Unpack the remote control and the two AA (LR-6) batteries. Open the battery compartment, insert the batteries in accordance with the polar- ity markings, and then close the battery compartment.
  • Page 18: Connecting Your Dvd Recorder To The Tv

    Connecting your DVD recorder to the TV The necessary cable connections must be made before you can record or playback TV programmes using your DVD recorder. Note What is a SCART cable? The SCART or Euro AV cable serves as the universal connector for picture, sound and control signals.
  • Page 19: Connecting With A Scart Cable And "Easy Link

    Connecting with a SCART cable and “Easy Link” Your DVD recorder can exchange information with your TV using “Easy Link”. Your TV channels can also be transferred in the same order from your TV to your DVD recorder using “Easy Link”. Please see your TV's operating instructions.
  • Page 20: Connecting Cable Without "Easy Link

    Connecting cable without “Easy Link” If your TV is not equipped with “Easy Link”, you need to connect the DVD recorder to your TV using one of the following connection (the connection you choose will most likely depend on the connections supported by your TV). SCART (best picture quality) SCART connections offer the best picture quality, so if your TV has a SCART input, use it.
  • Page 21 Turn on the TV. Plug one end of the supplied mains cable to the DVD recorder’s MAINS and the other end into an AC outlet. The most important features of the DVD recorder will appear in scrolling text on the display. After the first installation is completed this function will be turned off. How you turn on this function again, read in the section “standby”...
  • Page 22: Connecting Av Equipment To The Ext 2 Aux-I/O Scart Socket

    Using a composite video cable Antenna In Composite Analog video In audio In Using a composite video cable (6), connect the DVD recorder’s VIDEO (CVBS) output to a composite video input on your TV. Using an AUDIO L/R cable (5), connect the DVD recorder’s AUDIO L/R outputs to the analog audio inputs on your TV.
  • Page 23: Connecting Your Camcorder

    Notes Most prerecorded video cassettes and DVDs are copy protected. If you try to copy them, the message “COPY PROT” will appear on the DVD recorder’s display. If the DVD recorder displays the message “NO SIGNAL” when copying a video cassette: •...
  • Page 24: Connecting An Av Receiver

    Connecting an AV receiver Basic playback connections The following connections allow you to enjoy DVD playback via your AV receiver. AV Receiver Composite video In Antenna In S video In SCART Connect an S-Video cable (7) from the DVD recorder’s S-VIDEO output to an S-Video input on your AV receiver.
  • Page 25: Surround Sound Connections

    Surround sound connections To enjoy surround sound (Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG-2), you need to connect one of the DVD recorder’s digital audio outputs to a multichannel AV amp with an appropriate surround-sound decoder built-in. Composite AV Receiver video In Antenna In S video In SCART Your DVD recorder has both coaxial and optical digital audio outputs.
  • Page 26: Recording Connections

    Recording connections To record materials from your VCR etc. to your DVD recorder via your AV receiver, you can use a commercially available SCART adapter. See a connection example below. AV Receiver Set top box Antenna In SCART If your VCR or set-top box is connected to your AV receiver with an S-Video cable, connect an S-Video cable (12) from your AV receiver’s S-Video output to the S-Video input on the SCART adapter.
  • Page 27: Power Supply

    Power supply •) Make sure that all necessary connections are made before connecting the DVD recorder to the power supply. •) Plug the power cable supplied into the Power connector on the rear of the recorder. •) Plug the mains plug into an AC outlet. Note Always check if the local mains voltage matches the required 220V - 240V.
  • Page 28: Installing Your Dvd Recorder

    Installing your DVD recorder Initial installation After successfully connecting your DVD recorder to the TV set and other additional devices as described in the previous chapters, this chapter will show you how to start the initial installation. The DVD recorder automatically seeks out and stores all available TV channels. Connecting additional devices If you have connected additional devices such as a satellite receiver to the aerial cable, switch them on.
  • Page 29 Select the desired screen format position using w or v. These settings will only be used if you insert a DVD that contains this information. Virgin mode TV shape Question 4:3 letterbox Which screen formats can I select? 4:3 panscan 16:9 “4:3 letterbox”...
  • Page 30: Using A Satellite Receiver

    Satellite receiver If you are connecting a satellite receiver, please read the section on “Using a satellite receiver”. Decoder If you are connecting a decoder, you must install it as described in the next section. Problem ✘ Sound may be distorted on some TV channels. ✓...
  • Page 31: Manual Tv Channel Search

    Select “Manual search” using w or v and confirm with u. Installation Manual search Select “Decoder” using w or v. Channel/freq. Select “On” with t or u. Entry/search Programme number 01 TV channel name BBC1 Question Decoder TV system PAL-BG How do I switch the decoder off again? NICAM Fine tuning...
  • Page 32: Sorting Tv Channels Automatically (Follow Tv)

    How can I change the symbol of a TV channel? 1 In “TV channel name”, press u. 2 Select the desired symbol position using t or u. 3 Change the symbol at the symbol position with w or v. 4 Select the next symbol position in the same way. 5 Keep pressing u until the cursor disappears.
  • Page 33: Automatic Tv Channel Search

    Problem ✘ I cannot switch my TV set to programme number “1” ✓ If you have connected additional devices to the EXT 2 AUX-I/O socket, please disconnect these devices. Other connected devices may have switched the TV set to the programme number of the scart socket. Confirm with ENTER/OK on the DVD recorder remote control.
  • Page 34: Adding And Clearing Tv Channels Manually

    Press u. Installation The automatic TV channel search starts. This allows the DVD recorder to save all Autom. search available TV channels. This procedure may take several minutes. Searching for TV channels When all the TV channels have been found, “Autom.search complete” will 00 Channels found appear on the TV screen.
  • Page 35: Setting The Language/Country

    To store, press ENTER/OK. To end, press SYSTEM-MENU. Setting the language/country You can select the country and, for DVD playback, the language for the subtitles and the audio language. Please note that with some DVDs the audio language and/or subti- tle language can be changed only via the DVD menu.
  • Page 36: Setting The Time And Date

    Select line “Language” with w or v and confirm with the u button. Select line “Recording audio” and confirm with u. Select “Language I” or “Language II” with w or v and confirm with ENTER/ To end, press SYSTEM-MENU. Setting the time and date If the display shows an incorrect time or “--:--”, the time and date must be reset manu- ally.
  • Page 37: On-Screen Information

    On-screen information You can check or change many of the functions and settings of your DVD recorder via the system menu bar. The menu bar cannot be displayed during recording. Symbols in the menu bar Press SYSTEM-MENU to open and close the menu bar (main menu). Use t and u to select the relevant function.
  • Page 38: Status Field

    Repeat track Repeat chapter Repeat from A to the end Repeat from A to B Camera angle Child lock enabled Resume playback Illegal action Status field The status field shows the current operating mode (status) of the DVD recorder and the type of disc inserted.
  • Page 39: Tuner Information Box

    Operating mode symbols Recording Stop Playback Playback-Pause Record-Pause Search forwards (8x speed) Search backwards (8x speed) Slow motion Tuner information box This field is located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. The aerial signal, the TV channel and the TV channel name for the selected programme are displayed. Current channel/selected input socket No signal The TV channel is not available/the additional device is not con-...
  • Page 40: Playback

    Playback General notes on playback With this DVD recorder you can play back the following systems: •) DVD Video •) (Super) Video CD Disc •) DVD+RW Disc •) DVD+R Disc •) DVD-RW (video mode, finalised) •) DVD-R •) CD-R •) CD-RW •) Audio CD •) MP3 CD You can operate the video recorder using the remote control or the buttons on the...
  • Page 41: Playing A Dvd Video Disc

    A menu may appear when a DVD is played back. If the titles and chapters are num- bered, press a number button on the remote control. You can also use the t, u, v, w buttons or number buttons 0..9 to select a menu item and confirm with ENTER/OK. You can also access the menu using TOP-MENU on the remote control.
  • Page 42: Playing An Audio Cd

    Question What should I note when playing back different recording types (quali- ties)? The correct recording quality “M1, M2, M2x, M3, M4, M6” will automatically be selected during playback. For more information see the section on “Selecting the recording type (quality)” in the chapter on “Manual recording”.
  • Page 43: Playing A (Super) Video Cd

    Additional playback features Using t or y select the next or previous title. You can also use the TITLE/CHAP button to select titles and albums. 1 Press the TITLE/CHAP button and use the u or t button to select the “T” symbol for title or “C”...
  • Page 44: Additional Playback Features

    Additional playback features Changing to another title/chapter If there is more than one title or chapter on a disc you can change to another title or chapter as follows. However if there are several chapters within a title, these will be selected.
  • Page 45: Still Picture

    Still picture During playback, press PAUSE to stop playback and display a still picture. It will proceed to a next frame when you press PAUSE again. Frame advance via menu bar 1 During a still picture press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote control. The menu bar will appear at the top of the screen.
  • Page 46: Repeat Play

    Repeat play You can mark entire sections or the whole disc for endless playback. Depending on the type of disc (DVD video, DVD+RW, video CD) you can select a chapter, title or the entire disc. DVD+RW and DVD+R cannot repeat an entire disc. Select the desired chapter, title or the entire disc and start playback.
  • Page 47: Camera Angle

    Camera angle If the disc contains sequences recorded from different camera angles, the angle box appears, showing the number of available angles, and the angle being shown. You can then change the camera angle if you wish. Press ANGLE. Use w or v to select the required angle in the angle box. To go to any angle directly, enter the angle number using the numerical keys 0..9.
  • Page 48: Select The Audio Language

    Select the audio language Many pre-recorded DVD discs have more than one audio language. The language ini- tially selected for playback will be the one you selected when you first set up the DVD recorder. However you can change the audio language of the inserted disc at any time. You can change the audio language either using the menu of the inserted disc (TOP MENU button) or the AUDIO button.
  • Page 49: Manual Recording

    Manual recording General Question Which discs can I use for recording? With this DVD recorder, you can record on two types of DVD: DVD+RW This disc can be written to and then the contents deleted. DVD+R This type of disc can only be recorded once. If you want to play this DVD in a DVD player it must be finalized using the “Finalise disc”...
  • Page 50: Recording Without Automatic Switch-Off

    Recording without automatic switch-off Switch on the TV set and select the programme number for the DVD recorder. Insert a disc on which the recording is to be made. This disc is then checked for content and system. “READING” will appear on the display. Problem ✘...
  • Page 51: Interrupt Recording (Pause)

    Use the STOP button on the remote control or A on the machine to stop the recording. “MENU UPDT” will appear on the display. The DVD recorder is writing the list of contents. Wait until the message disap- pears from the display. The recording is then complete. Problem ✘...
  • Page 52: Preventing Accidental Erasing Of Discs

    Preventing accidental erasing of discs To ensure you don’t accidentally delete a recording you can protect the entire disc. You can only ever protect the entire disc. You cannot protect individual recordings. Question What happens with DVD+R discs? As long as these discs are not finalised, they can be protected against accidental era- sure in the same way as DVD+RW discs.
  • Page 53: Selecting The Recording Type (Quality)

    Now start recording as usual by pressing REC S on the remote control. The new recording will be inserted. Stop recording with STOP Selecting the recording type (Quality) You can select the picture quality of the recording using the recording quality feature and hence the maximum recording time per disc.
  • Page 54: Direct Record

    Switching off “Sat Recording” To switch off the function, select “Off” using u or t. Confirm with ENTER/OK. Use a scart cable to connect scart socket EXT 2 AUX-I/O on the DVD recorder to the corresponding scart socket on the satellite receiver. To end, press SYSTEM-MENU.
  • Page 55 Switching “Direct Record” on or off Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the DVD recorder. Press SYSTEM-MENU on the remote control. The menu bar appears. Select “ ” symbol with t or u. Select “Record settings” using w or v and confirm with u. Select “Direct Record”...
  • Page 56: Managing The Disc Contents

    Managing the disc contents General When a recording is made to disc, the following additional information is also stored at the beginning of the recording: Charly 1 00:29:59•M1 •) Name of the recording Fri15/02/2003 If the TV station does not transmit a name, only the channel number and time will be stored as the name Empty title 01:30:01...
  • Page 57: Insert Chapter Markers

    Insert chapter markers During recording, you can set or delete chapter markers within a title. The maximum number of chapters per disc is 124 and 99 per title. If one of these limits is reached the following message will appear on the screen: “Too many chapters”. You need to delete some markers before you can insert new ones or make recordings.
  • Page 58: Deleting Chapter Markers

    Deleting chapter markers Within a title you can delete either all markers or individual markers. While the relevant chapter is playing, press EDIT on the remote control. The “EDIT menu” appears on the TV screen. EDIT menu Insert chapter marker Press OK How can I select different chapters? Current chapter...
  • Page 59: Editing Recording Titles (Name)

    Editing recording titles (name) Some TV stations transmit the title (name) of a programme. In this case, the name will be included automatically (e.g. “ROCKY”). Otherwise, the only the programme number (programme name) and the time are stored as the name of the recording. The name of the recording can only be changed after the recording has been completed.
  • Page 60: Disc Settings

    In the “Disc info display” press u. The “Settings for” menu appears on the TV screen. Select “Disc name” using v or w and confirm with u. Settings for Yamaha 1 Using u or t select the position where the letter/number/icon is to be changed/ re-entered.
  • Page 61 In the “Disc info display” press u. The “Settings for” menu appears on the TV screen. Select “Erase disc” using v or w and confirm with ENTER/OK. “This will erase all titles” appears on the TV screen. Press ENTER/OK to con- Settings for Yamaha 1 firm. Otherwise press t. Disc name Yamaha1...
  • Page 62: Programming A Recording (Timer)

    Programming a recording (TIMER) General Use “Programming a recording (TIMER)”, to automatically start and stop a recording at a later date. The DVD recorder will switch to the right programme number and begin recording at the correct time. With this DVD recorder, you can pre-programme up to six recordings within a period of one month.
  • Page 63: Programming Recordings With The Show View ® System

    Programming recordings with the ® System Thanks to this programming system, you no longer need to tediously enter the date, programme number, start and end times. All the information needed by the DVD IEW ® recorder for programming is contained in the S programming number.
  • Page 64: Programming Recordings Without The Show View ® System

    Switching on “VPS/PDC” in the “Start” input field Select the “Start” input field using u. Using SELECT switch on “VPS/PDC” (“*” lights up). If you press SELECT again, you will switch “VPS/PDC” off (“*” goes out). Changing the recording mode in input field “End” Select the “End”...
  • Page 65: How To Change Or Delete A Programmed Recording (Timer)

    Insert a DVD (one without write protection). The disc you have inserted will be checked. Switch off with B/I. The programmed recording will only function properly if the DVD recorder has been switched off using the B/I button. If any of the TIMER blocks are in use, “TIMER” will light up on the recorder display. How to change or delete a programmed recording (TIMER) Switch on the TV set.
  • Page 66: Problem Solving For Programmed Recordings

    Problem solving for programmed recordings PROBLEM SOLUTION ✓ While a programmed recording is being made, you cannot operate your DVD The DVD recorder is not responding recorder manually. If you want to cancel the programmed recording, press B/I. ✓ The DVD recorder was switched on several minutes before the start of a pro- “Switch off, timer recording”...
  • Page 67: User Preferences

    User preferences In this section you will learn how to set your user preferences on the DVD recorder. The symbols have the following meanings: Picture setting Sound setting Language setting Additional settings Disc settings Recording settings Installation Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the DVD recorder.
  • Page 68: Sound Settings

    Sound settings Depending on which audio outputs are used, you can select the settings in this menu. If you only use the analogue audio output (AUDIO L, R), select the settings “Off” in the “Digital output” menu. “Digital output” For devices connected to the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT socket, you can select from the following settings.
  • Page 69: Additional Settings

    Additional settings You can select the following functions in this menu: “Status box” Along with the on screen menu, the OSD (On Screen Display) also displays information on the current operating status (counter, playback, recording, TV channel, etc.) on the TV screen.
  • Page 70: Disc Feature Menu

    Disc feature menu In this menu you can make the changes that relate to the disc: “Access control” Please read the next chapter on “Access control (child lock)”. “Auto resume” Disc features Access cntrol Enter code... If playback of a pre-recorded DVD video disc or video CD is interrupted (button Auto resume STOP or F Open/Close) when the disc is reloaded (disc is started) playback...
  • Page 71: Access Control (Child Lock)

    Access control (Child Lock) Child lock (DVD and VCD) This feature enables discs to be locked for children. When Child Lock is on, a 4-digit code (PIN) needs to be entered before a disc can be played. You can also decide whether the inserted disc should always be played or should be played only once, despite the child lock •) “Play always”: This disc is stored in a memory with space for 50 child-safe discs.
  • Page 72: Parental Level Control (Dvd Video Only)

    Locking unlocked discs To lock a disc that was formerly authorised follow the instructions below. Insert a disc. Playback starts automatically. If the playback does not start automat- ically, press PLAY Press the STOP button while the “ ” icon is visible. The icon changes to “...
  • Page 73: Changing The Pin Code

    Changing the country The set filter values depend on the respective country. It is therefore necessary to enter the country to which these filter values apply. Switch on the TV set. If required, select the programme number for the DVD recorder.
  • Page 74: Before You Call An Engineer

    You can also call the customer service centre in your country. If the problem is not listed below, or if the instructions fail to help, turn off the power to the unit, disconnect the power cable, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
  • Page 75 PROBLEM SOLUTION ✓ It is possible that this (Super) Video CD contains a menu and the “PBC” is switched I cannot playback (Super) Video CDs off. You can see this in status field “PBC OFF”. To activate this function, proceed as follows: 1 Press SYSTEM-MENU while the (Super) Video-CD is inserted.
  • Page 76 PROBLEM SOLUTION ✓ If a recording is too short, it is possible that a DVD player cannot detect it: Please A DVD+RW disc cannot be played on observe the following “Minimum recording times”: certain DVD players Recording mode “M1”: 5 minutes, “M2”: 10 minutes, “M2x”: 13 minutes, “M3”: 15 minutes, “M4”: 20 minutes, “M6”: 30 minutes ✓...
  • Page 77: Appendix

    Appendix Using DRX-2 remote control for your TV set Your DVD recorder remote control can transmit several commands to TV sets of dif- ferent brands. The following keys will operate the TV set: - VOL + increase TV volume - VOL -...
  • Page 78 GE ...1004, 1006, 1007, 1013, 1021, Yamaha ..... . .1003, 1005 Prism .
  • Page 79: Specifications

    Specifications Disc Formats Supported Audio format Disc type Playback Recording Compressed Digital Playback Recording DVD+RW • • -Dolby Digital Multi-channel 2-channel DVD+R • • (AC-3) 16-bit, fs 48 kHz DVD-RW (Video mode) • – -DTS Multi-channel – DVD-R • – -MPEG1 2-channel –...

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