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Speaker Setup Guide Chapter 1 Speaker Setup Guide Front surround setup Safety precautions when setting up This setup is ideal when rear surround speaker placement isn’t possible or you want to avoid running When assembling the speakers, lay them down flat on long speaker cables in your listening area.
Speaker Setup Guide Attach the speaker bases. Place the speaker atop a supplied speaker base, and fix Connect the speaker system the base in place by using one of the supplied screws. Refer to Connecting up to connect the speakers properly. •...
Connecting up Chapter 2 Connecting up Receiver subwoofer HDMI IN 3 IN 2 IN 1 SYSTEM Rear panel Side panel HDMI IN 3 IN 2 IN 1 ANTENNA AM LOOP AC IN FRONT CENTER FRONT SURROUND SUBWOOFER CONTROL OPTICAL SPEAKERS ( 8 Ω ) UNBAL 75 Ω...
Connecting up Back of display unit F.AUDIO input To listen to audio from an external component, connect with a stereo mini-plug cable. Once connected, the input DISPLAY UNIT automatically changes to Front Audio In. iPod MCACC SYSTEM F.AUDIO SETUP MIC iPod input terminal Use to connect your Apple iPod as an audio source.
After completing all speaker (R) speaker (L) connections, connect the power cords to the wall socket. WARNING • Pioneer bears no responsibility for accidents resulting from faulty assembly or installation, insufficient mounting strength of walls, mounting fixtures (or other building fixtures), misuse SURROUND-R or natural disasters.
Connecting up Connect the display unit to the receiver subwoofer. Connect each speaker. Plug the display cable into the connector on the rear of • Each speaker cable has a colour-coded connector at the display unit, then plug the other end of the display one end and two wires at the other end.
Connecting up Antenna wall outlet or Antenna wall outlet indoor antenna RF antenna cable RF antenna cable ANTENNA ANTENNA (DIGITAL) IN ANTENNA DIGITAL AUDIO OUT AC IN AV 2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) HDMI OUT COAXIAL ANTENNA(DIGITAL) G-LINK CONTROL 30 mA AV 1 (RGB) – TV HDD/DVD Recorder ANTENNA CONTROL...
To use the HDMI Control function when you are disconnect the power cord before touching any connected to a supported Pioneer Flat Screen TV, you uninsulated parts. must connect via HDMI. • Do not connect any speakers other than those •...
Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Display unit Top buttons STANDBY/ON Press to switch the receiver subwoofer on/into standby. INPUT SELECTOR (page 42) Press repeatedly to select one of the external audio inputs (HDMI 1 to HDMI 3, Digital 1, Digital 2, Analog, iPod or Front Audio In).
Controls and displays Display DIRECT STEREO F.S.SURR. LOUDNESS MIDNIGHT DNR DIALOG HDMI THROUGH ADV.SURR. PRO LOGIC QUIET TONE S.RTRV MCACC DIGITAL DTS 96/24 DSD PCM DIRECT Digital format indicators Lights when Direct Sound is selected (i.e. Effective 2 DIGITAL Sound is off) (page 31). Lights during playback of a Dolby Digital source Listening mode indicators (page 31).
Controls and displays HDD/DVD Recorder HDMI Top of the unit STANDBY/ON DV IN OPEN/ PLAY STOP STOP REC CLOSE • The image above represents when the front door is open. STANDBY/ON REC Press to switch the recorder on/into standby. Press to start recording.
CA module. VPS/PDC-enabled timer recording. Note that neither CA modules nor smart cards are Recording quality indicators (page 95) supplied or sold by Pioneer. Lights when the recording mode is set to XP (high Inserting a CA module quality).
LIGHT Switches the input to the DVD player ( ) connected PAGE TOP MENU TOOLS to HDMI 3 (when a separately sold Pioneer DVD player is connected). DISC MENU NAVIGATOR The remote control switches to the DVD player operating mode.
Use to select a Surround mode (page 31). DISPLAY ADV.SURR Use to display RDS information (page 36). Use to change the audio setting to Pioneer’s original Advanced Surround mode (page 32). /// (cursor buttons) and ENTER Use to control FM/AM tuner functions.
Controls and displays 22 A.TV/D.TV Press to pause playback or recording. Press to switch between analog TV antenna input and digital TV antenna input. The A.TV and D.TV indicators , on the front panel show which is selected. Press to skip to the previous or next title/chapter/ track;...
RETURN SETUP 17 TV VOL +/– Sets the volume. SYSTEM GUIDE INFO The following only apply to Pioneer Flat Screen TVs: MUTE SYSTEM CONTROL Jumps to Teletext subtitle page. TV INPUT Select an input source of the TV. TV Displays hidden characters.
Controls and displays Operating a Pioneer Blu-ray Disc player Selects the screen size. HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 INPUT FM / AM SELECT Displays an Index page for the CEEFAX/FLOF format. BD 1/2 BD 2/2 Displays a TOP Over View page for the TOP format.
Controls and displays LCD touch screen 18 PLAY MODE Press to display/hide the Play Mode screen. (AUDIO) 19 VIDEO ADJ Press to select the audio channel or language. Press to display/hide the Video Adjust menu. (SUBTITLE) 20 FL DIMMER Press to select a subtitle display. Press to switch the brightness of the player’s front panel (ANGLE) display.
Controls and displays Operating a Pioneer DVD player LCD touch screen HDMI 1 HDMI 2 HDMI 3 (AUDIO) INPUT FM / AM SELECT Press to select the audio channel or language. DVD 1/2 DVD 2/2 (SUBTITLE) Press to select a subtitle display.
Controls and displays Putting the batteries in the remote Using the remote control control Please keep in mind the following when using the remote control: Open the battery compartment cover on the • Make sure that there are no obstacles between the back of the remote control.
Before you start Chapter 4 Before you start The table below shows what needs to be switched on for various system functions: Switching on When the remote control’s SYSTEM ON button is Function HDD/DVD recorder Display unit pressed, the power of both the receiver subwoofer and DVD playback HDD/DVD recorder turns on.
Before you start Connect the microphone to the MCACC SETUP MCACC Press MCACC. MIC jack on back of the display unit. Try to be as quiet as possible after pressing MCACC. The volume increases automatically and the system outputs a series of test tones. DISPLAY UNIT iPod MCACC...
SYSTEM mode, receiver subwoofer and HDD/DVD recorder, but also then press the LINE button until the desired input other Pioneer products such as Blu-ray disc players, DVD function is shown on the display unit. players, and Flat Screen TVs.
Before you start Watching a DVD Listening to a CD Remember that when using the remote to control the supplied HDD/DVD recorder, you should point the remote towards the display unit, not the recorder itself. Switches on the system. HDMI 1 Set the remote control to HDD/DVR mode.
With the uniquely shaped high-quality speakers supplied with this unit, the Effective Sound mode enables the Auto listening mode following Pioneer exclusive audio technologies designed The Auto listening mode is the simplest way to listen to to maximize the real experience of sound originally any source as it was mastered: the output from the inherent in movies and music.
Listening to your system With two channel sources, you can select from: • Panorama – Extends the front stereo image to include the surround speakers for a ‘wraparound’ effect. • Auto – Auto listening mode (see page 31) • 2PL II Movie (Dolby Pro Logic II Movie) – 5.1 channel surround sound, especially suited to movie ENTER Adjust the setting, then press ENTER to...
• DTS-Express: with the channel format of 2/0 2 This function is available only for a Pioneer HDMI Control-compatible HDD/DVD recorder. 3 This setting cannot be used with multichannel sources. Also, in case of SACD, DTS-HD, DTS-Express, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and...
Listening to your system Listening with MCACC Effect Adjusting the bass and treble Listen to sound using the corrected acoustic field Use the bass and treble controls to adjust the overall tone. settings obtained by MCACC. SOUND Press to open the sound menu. SOUND Press to open the sound menu.
Listening to the radio Chapter 6 Listening to the radio Important ENTER Choose ‘FM Auto/Mono’ then press • To listen to the radio, press the FM/AM button FM/AM ENTER. to set the remote control to FM/AM control mode. The LCD screen on the remote control changes to the FM/AM screen.
Listening to the radio Displaying RDS information You can display the different types of RDS information ENTER Choose ‘ST.Memory’ then press ENTER. available. DISPLAY ENTER • Display the RDS information. Select the station preset you want then Each press changes the display as follows: press ENTER.
Surround sound settings Chapter 7 Surround sound settings Press SETUP. SETUP Important SYSTEM ENTER • Press to set the remote control to receiver Select ‘Sound Setup’ then press ENTER. CONTROL control mode in order to operate the receiver subwoofer (make sure that the LCD displays the ENTER SYSTEM screen, as shown below).
Surround sound settings Dynamic Range Control Dual mono setting When watching Dolby Digital or DTS material at low Specifies how dual mono encoded Dolby Digital volume, low level sounds — including some of the dialog soundtracks should be played. You can also use this —...
Surround sound settings Using the Virtual Surround Back mode Adjusting the channel levels using This mode allows you to hear a virtual surround back channel through your surround speakers. You can the test tone choose to listen to sources with no surround back If you prefer, you can set the channel levels using a test channel information, or if the material sounds better in tone as a reference, rather than playing a source (see...
Other connections Connecting for digital audio You can use the F.AUDIO input jack on the display unit to easily playback audio from a digital audio player or PC. This system has optical-type digital inputs. Use these to Use a stereo mini-plug cable to connect a source to the connect external components, such as your MD or CD display unit.
DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray Disc, Video CD/ Super VCD, CD and MP3, etc. Receiver subwoofer If you have a Pioneer Blu-ray disc player equipped with an HDMI output terminal, connect it to the receiver subwoofer’s HDMI IN 2 terminal. The receiver subwoofer’s input can be switched and the player...
Other connections Setting the Auto Delay Use the supplied HDMI cable to connect the HDMI IN 2 to 3 interconnect on this receiver subwoofer to This feature automatically corrects the audio-to-video an HDMI output on your HDMI component. delay between components connected with an HDMI Once this receiver subwoofer is properly connected to cable.
By connecting this unit to an HDMI Control-compatible AC IN HDMI OUT COAXIAL Pioneer Flat Screen TV or the HDD/DVD recorder with an ANTENNA(DIGITAL) HDMI cable, you can control this unit from the remote 30 mA control of a connected Flat Screen TV, as well as have the...
Choose whether to set this unit’s HDMI Control function On or Off. You will need to set it to Control On to use the HDMI Control function. • When using a TV not manufactured by Pioneer, put HDMI Control-compatible this setting to Control Off.
HDMI Control Before using synchronization Synchronized amp mode Once you have finished all connections and settings, you Synchronized amp mode begins once you carry out an must: operation for the Flat Screen TV. For more information, see the operating instructions of your Flat Screen TV. Put all components into standby mode.
Additional information Chapter 10 Additional information After selecting Sleep On, you can press SLEEP again to Important check how much time is left. Each line indicates approximately 12 minutes (remaining): SYSTEM • Press to set the remote control to receiver CONTROL S l e e p - - - - - control mode in order to operate the receiver...
Additional information Digital, the multi-channel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for Surround sound formats the next-generation A/V receivers but remains fully Below is a brief description of the main surround sound compatible with all current A/V receivers. formats you’ll find on DVDs, satellite, cable and Dolby Digital Plus delivers multi-channel audio programs of terrestrial broadcasts, and video cassettes.
If the trouble cannot be rectified even after exercising the checks listed below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. • If the system does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity disconnect the plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
• For operating the HDD/DVD recorder, make sure that the control cable and HDMI cable are connected (page 13). • For operating the other Pioneer component connected to the CONTROL OUT jack of this receiver subwoofer, make sure that the control cable and either an HDMI or analog audio cable are connected (page 42).
• When the volume level is over 51, some functions are restricted. HDMI C.ERR 1** Check if the HDMI cable is properly connected. If the cable is properly connected, this unit may be damaged. In such an event, please contact a Pioneer-authorized service center or your nearest dealer. Noisy! Background noise is too high to complete MCACC setup successfully.
If you want to share DVD-RW discs between DVD+R DVD+R this recorder and an older recorder/writer, we recommend using ver. 1.1 discs. DVD+RW DVD+RW The following table shows older Pioneer DVD recorders’ limited compatibility with DVD-RW ver. 1.2 discs. DVD-RAM DVD-RAM Model Playable Recordable...
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 manual DVD (VR)
Before you start CD-R/-RW compatibility Correct operation has been confirmed for DL discs: This recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs. • DVD-R DL ver. 3.0/2x to 4x Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim) • Readable formats: CD audio, Video CD/Super VCD, ISO 9660 CD-ROM* containing MP3, WMA, JPEG or •...
Before you start • If you load a disc that contains DivX VOD content not DivX video compatibility authorized for this recorder, the message Authorization Error is displayed and the content will not play. • Resetting the recorder (as described in Resetting the recorder on page 175) will not cause you to lose your registration code.
We recommend that you back up your important recordings onto DVD discs in order to protect against accidental loss. Pioneer cannot under any circumstances accept responsibility for any direct or indirect loss arising from any inconvenience or loss of recorded material resulting from HDD failure.
Recorder connections Chapter 2 Recorder connections Antenna Connecting a TV antenna wall outlet ANTENNA This recorder has separate built-in TV tuners for IN (RF IN) terrestrial digital and terrestrial analog TV broadcasts. If you are ready to receive digital broadcasts now, use one ANTENNA DIGITAL AUDIO OUT...
Recorder connections Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver Antenna/cable TV To antenna input wall outlet If you have a cable box or satellite receiver with a built-in From antenna output decoder, connect it to this recorder and your TV as shown on this page.
Recorder connections Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to connect the • For timer recording to work properly on this recorder, AV1 (RGB)-TV AV connector to a SCART AV connector the VCR/satellite receiver/cable box must also be on your TV. switched on during recording.
• If your connected component is only compatible with Linear PCM, the signal is output as Linear PCM (DTS audio is not output). • If you have connected to a Pioneer Flat Screen TV, please select the HDMI setup on the display (refer to To SCART AV connector the supplied manual for more on this).
HDMI Control By connecting the receiver subwoofer to an HDMI – When using the Video Control function of an Control-compatible Pioneer Flat Screen TV with an HDMI external component. cable, you can control this unit from the remote control – Child lock settings (page 99).
Recorder connections Using a USB hub Connecting a USB device • Use a hub compatible with USB 1.1 and/or 2.0. • Use an independently powered hub (bus powered Using the USB ports on the front of the recorder you can hubs may not work reliably).
Getting started Chapter 3 Getting started Important ENTER Start the Setup Navigator. • To control the HDD/DVD recorder, change the HDD/ k Setting DVD recorder’s input function and put the remote Complete this setup before you t Line System control in HDD/DVR mode. When the remote control start using your recorder.
Getting started • Auto clock setting Some TV channels broadcast time signals together ENTER Select the analog TV (A.TV) Auto Channel with the programme. This recorder can use these Setting (‘Auto Scan’ or ‘Download from TV’), or ‘Do signals to set the clock automatically. not set’.
Getting started Set the date (day/month/year) and time, then press ENTER to make all the settings. ENTER Select ‘Finish Setup’ to exit the Setup Navigator, or ‘Go Back’ if you want to start again. k Setting Manual Clock Setting t Line System 01 / 2007 Date...
Getting started Display the GUIDE Plus+ setup menu. GUIDE ® Setting up the GUIDE Plus+ system This section is only applicable if you chose to use the GUIDE Plus+ system as the EPG type in step 10 of the Setup Navigator above. ®...
Getting started If your external receiver still doesn’t respond to the G- The system uses your postal code to identify which TV listings data is correct for the area in which you live, so it LINK controller, please call customer support and report is important that you enter it correctly.
Getting started • If you cannot receive any of the Host Channels (see • For any channel that you turn ON, the GUIDE Plus+ the above table) then you won’t be able to use the system will need to know how it is received (the GUIDE Plus+ system.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide Chapter 4 Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide This chapter is only applicable if the EPG Type Select setting made in the Setup Navigator (or the Initial Setup Using the GUIDE Plus+ system menu) is set to GUIDE Plus+.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide GUIDE Plus+ navigation If you need to, you can edit the settings at any time before the recording is due to start (see Editing a scheduled The table below shows a summary of the remote buttons recording on page 79).
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide The Grid Area The Grid is the main TV listings screen of the GUIDE Highlight a channel logo. Plus+ system and is the first screen that you see when you press GUIDE. You can see TV listings for the next seven days, starting with the current day.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide Searching Using My Choice keywords for a search You can search for programmes by category, In addition to the standard categories, you can also set subcategory or by keyword (My Choice). Categories for your own keywords.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide My TV Area Select a channel from the mosaic of channel icons and press ENTER. Repeat this step to add up to 16 channels. The My TV Area allows you to set up a personal profile. You can define a profile by channels, themes and/or keywords.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide The Schedule Area Press the GREEN Action button to go to continue, or the RED Action button to go back. The Schedule Area is where you can set, see, edit and delete scheduled (timer) recordings. Enter a name for the scheduled recording.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide Press to access the extended recording options. Press the GREEN Action button (Frequency) to change the recording frequency. • If you want to record to a particular HDD genre, use the YELLOW Action button (Genre) to select one. Select from the various options for one-time, daily and weekly recordings.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide ® Setting a manual recording Setting a VIDEO Plus+ recording Select ‘Schedule’ from the Menu bar. Select ‘Schedule’ from the Menu bar. Press the GREEN Action button (Manual). Press the RED Action button (VIDEO Plus+). and ///...
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide Use the number buttons to enter a channel Select ‘Editor’ from the Menu bar. number, then press the GREEN Action button (Next) to confirm. Name On/Off Source Prog. No. D.TV 001 BBC1 D. TV BBC2 D.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide Making changes to your GUIDE Plus+ setup You can reset the Host Channel settings at any time back to the default setting of automatic. Please be aware that Select ‘Setup’ from the Menu bar. resetting the Host Channel will erase all TV listings data.
Using the GUIDE Plus+ electronic programme guide – For external receiver users only: The connections • My external receiver was successfully setup. However I have found that when the GUIDE Plus+ system has and setup are OK, but the external receiver was not tuned to the correct Host Channel.
Using the digital electronic programme guide Chapter 5 Using the digital electronic programme guide • The general programme list may show sections This chapter is only applicable if the EPG Type Select whose bottom right corners have been folded. This setting made in the Setup Navigator (or the Initial Setup indicates that other programmes have been menu) is set to Digital EPG.
Using the digital electronic programme guide • To quit the display of detailed information, press INFO again (or RETURN). Using the Digital EPG Using the Digital EPG you can check the schedule of D007 13:40 - 14:05 ************ digital TV programmes, view information about desired ************* programmes, and/or select programmes.
Using the digital electronic programme guide Enter the timer recording settings. VPS/PDC – Choose whether or not to use VPS/PDC Use the / buttons to select a field; use the / when making timer recordings of analog programmes buttons to change the value (see About timer recordings on page 98).
Using the digital electronic programme guide Editing a timer programme You can change any of the settings in a timer programme ENTER Enter the timer recording settings. before the recording is due to start. Even if a programme Use the / buttons to select a field; use the / is currently being recorded, you can program a new end buttons to change the value.
Using the digital electronic programme guide Note ENTER Press then select ‘Cancel Once’ from • If you set a DVD timer recording but there is no the command menu panel. recordable DVD disc loaded, or the disc loaded • In the timer programme list, Cancel Once appears by doesn’t have enough free space for the complete the programme.
Using the digital electronic programme guide Searching for recommendations EPG Search (UK only) Press YELLOW when the EPG screen (Programme You can search for recommended programmes List, Detailed information or Search Result) is generated from the content of the programmes you have displayed.
• The maximum continuous recording time for one title quality recording modes. is eight hours when using a DVD+R/+RW disc. Note 1 Some DVD players, such as some Pioneer models, are compatible with VR mode discs. Check the operating instructions for your player for VR mode compatibility information.
Recording Important Restrictions on video recording • The maximum number of titles/chapters per title that You cannot record copy-protected video using this can be recorded on the HDD is 999 and 99 recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs respectively. No more recording is possible on the and some satellite broadcasts.
Recording Using the D.TV Channel List Using the built-in A.TV and D.TV tuners When in D.TV mode, you can call up the on-screen Channel List anytime by pressing ENTER. Use the / buttons to select a channel, then press ENTER to switch to that channel. Switching between A.TV and D.TV tuners D001 ************...
Recording Changing D.TV audio languages • If the NICAM audio setting (see NICAM Select on page 155) is set to NICAM and you are watching a NICAM broadcast, you can switch between NICAM • (LCD page 3) Press to display the current and Regular (non-NICAM) audio.
Recording Setting the picture quality/recording Basic recording from the TV time DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD Basic recording from the TV involves just setting the channel to record, choosing whether to record to the Before starting a recording, you will usually want to set HDD or a DVD and selecting the recording quality.
Recording (LCD page 3) If you’re recording from the A.TV tuner, select the audio channel to record. • During recording you can turn on/off the SCART loop See Changing A.TV audio channels on page 94 for more through function. During recording, press the INPUT on this.
Recording Using Pause Live TV Select ‘Initial Setup’ > ‘Options2’ > ‘Pause Live TV’ > ‘TV’s Tuner’. P.LIVE Select ‘Initial Setup’ > ‘Analog Tuner’ > ‘Auto (LCD page 1) Start recording the current TV Channel Setting’ > ‘Download from TV’. channel.
Recording • When the front panel display is set to ON, the timer About timer recordings indicator ( ) lights in the front panel display when the timer is active. If the indicator is blinking it means DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD that (for a DVD timer recording) there is no disc loaded, or the disc loaded is not recordable (for an Using the timer recording features you can program up...
Recording Stopping a timer recording Timer recording FAQ STOP (LCD page 1) Press during a timer recording. Frequently Asked Questions • Even though the timer is set, the recorder doesn’t start recording! ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm. Check that the disc loaded or HDD is recordable, not locked (see Lock Disc on page 147), and that there are Preventing use of the recorder before a timer fewer than 99/999 titles already on the DVD/HDD.
Recording Simultaneous recording and Recording from an external component playback (Chase Play) DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to an external input of the Chase Play allows you to watch a recording that is still in recorder.
Recording The recorder will now start finalizing the disc. HOME MENU During finalization: Select ‘Disc Setup’ from the Home Menu. SETUP • If the finalization process of a DVD-RW or DVD+R/ +RW disc is going to take more than around four minutes, you can press ENTER to cancel.
Playback Chapter 7 Playback Start playback. Introduction • If you’re playing a DVD-Video or Video CD, a disc Most of the features described in this chapter make use menu may appear when you start playback. Use the of on-screen displays. Navigate these using the cursor ///...
Playback Except VR mode: During playback, enter a Press to start scanning. Press repeatedly 1 2 3 chapter number then press ENTER to skip to increase the scanning speed. 4 5 6 (LCD page 1) directly to that chapter within the currently 7 8 9 playing title.
Playback Playing Video CD/Super VCDs Playing DivX video files The table below shows the basic playback controls for The table below shows the basic playback controls for Video CD/Super VCDs. DivX video files. Some discs feature Playback Control (PBC for short) Press to start playback.
Playback Changing the display style of the Disc Using the Disc Navigator with Navigator You can choose to display titles in the Disc Navigator in recordable discs and the HDD various different ways, sorted alphabetically, by recording date, by genre, and so on. You can also choose DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD whether to display four or eight titles on the screen at the You can use the Disc Navigator to browse and edit video...
Playback Disc Navigator (DVD/CD) Using the Disc Navigator with Track List 10 Tracks playback-only discs 1 TRACK1 2 TRACK2 Use the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a disc 3 TRACK3 and start playback. 4 TRACK4 MENU 5 TRACK5 6 TRACK6 7 TRACK7 DVD-Video Video CD Super VCD...
• Display Mode unit. Use the Update Disc with the latest data Folder – Switches to the folder display for WMA/MP3 downloaded from the Pioneer website to update the or DivX files. built-in Gracenote database (see Gracenote Database Track – Switches to the track display for WMA/MP3 on page 160).
Playback HOME MENU Playing in slow motion • Select ‘Play Mode’ from the Home Menu. SETUP DVD HDD Video CD Super VCD DivX Play Mode Search Mode Time Search You can play video at various slow motion speeds. DVDs A-B Repeat Title Search and video on the HDD can be played in slow motion in Repeat...
Playback A-B Repeat ENTER DVD HDD Video CD DivX • Select ‘Repeat’ from the Play Mode menu, then choose a repeat play mode. The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track or title that form a loop which is Play Mode played over and over.
Playback • To delete a step from the programme list, highlight • (LCD page 3) Select/change the subtitle the step you want to delete, then press CLEAR (LCD language. page 2). The current subtitle language is shown on-screen and in Repeat step 2 to build up a programme list.
Playback HDD and removable disc activity display HDD DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Press DISPLAY once to see the HDD and removable disc (DVD, etc.) activity. Use the HDD/DVD button (LCD page 1) L+R – Both channels (default) to switch between the two kinds of display. L –...
Playback • During real-time copy, the copy source playback information is displayed. • The Video mode DVD-R/-RW displays become the same as a DVD-Video disc once the disc is finalized. • The total recording time figure shown in parenthesis is calculated based on a 12 cm/4.7 GB disc at the displayed record setting.
Playing and recording from a DV camcorder Chapter 8 Playing and recording from a DV camcorder You can play back and record video from a DV camcorder connected to the DV IN jack on the front panel of this Recording from a DV camcorder recorder.
Playing and recording from a DV camcorder DV Auto Copy DV Auto Copy allows you to make an exact copy of the ENTER Select ‘Record to Hard Disk Drive’ or contents of a DV source to the HDD or a DVD. ‘Record to DVD’.
Playing and recording from a DV camcorder About automatic finalization If you use a DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or DVD+R/+RW About DV disc for copying, it will automatically be finalized after Using DV, also known as i.LINK or IEEE 1394-1995, you copying is complete.
Editing Chapter 9 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 119) ...
Editing HDD/ • Press to switch between the HDD and DVD Disc The Disc Navigator screen Navigator screens. The Disc Navigator screen is where you can edit video • If you are editing a DVD-R/-RW (VR mode) or DVD content on unfinalized Video mode and DVD-R/-RW (VR -RAM disc you can display the Play List by selecting mode) discs, DVD+R/+RW and DVD-RAM, as well as Play List from the view options panel (press , then...
Editing Create ENTER DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Select ‘Play’ from the command menu Play List only panel. Use this function to create a Play List and add titles to it. Playback of the title you selected starts. Before you can use this command, make sure that the Play List is switched on in the view options panel on the Disc Navigator (HDD) left.
Editing Title Name • You can also use the CLEAR button (LCD page 2) to delete characters directly (press and hold for two DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD seconds to delete the whole name). • For discs formatted on a different DVD recorder, you You can give titles new names of up to 64 characters long will see only a limited character set.
Editing Set Thumbnail Erase Section HDD DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD DVD (VR) DVD-RAM You can change the thumbnail picture that appears in Using this command you can delete a part of a title, ideal the Disc Navigator for a title to any frame that appears in for cutting out the commercial breaks in a recording that title.
Editing Use the playback controls (, , , , etc. (LCD page 1)) to find the place you want to divide the ENTER Highlight ‘To’ then, in the same way, find title. the end of the section to erase, then press ENTER. After pressing ENTER, another marker indicates the end Divide Title (HDD) of the section, with the section itself marked in red.
Editing Select the command you want: • Divide – Divide a chapter into two or more parts: Use ENTER the playback controls (, , , , etc. (LCD page Select ‘Exit’ to get back to the main Disc Navigator screen. 1)) to find the point at which you want to divide the chapter, then press ENTER.
Editing Lock Move HDD DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only Original only Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Play List titles. You can lock a title so that it can’t be edited or erased accidently.
Editing Combine Genre Name DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only Use this function to combine two Play List titles into one. Use this command to rename one of the five user- definable genres (Free 1 to Free 5). Highlight the title you want to combine. ENTER Select ‘Genre Name’...
Editing Multi-Mode Undo DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW Multi-Mode allows you to select several titles, then select If you make a mistake while editing, you can generally a command that will be applied to all of them. In this way undo it.
Copying and backup Chapter 10 Copying and backup You can identify copy-once protected material during playback by displaying disc information on-screen. If the Introduction current title is copy-once protected, an exclamation mark Use the copying features of this recorder to: ( ! ) is shown.
Copying and backup Cancelling One Touch Copy Copying to the HDD You can cancel a One Touch Copy once it’s started. • The maximum title length for copying is 12 hours. • Title name and chapter markers are also copied, O.T.
Copying and backup There are some restrictions on titles that can be added to the Copy List if you are copying to a DVD-R/-RW (Video ENTER Select ‘HDD DVD’. mode) or DVD+R/+RW: • When adding titles that contain copy-once protected material, the copy-once parts will not be added.
Copying and backup To edit a title, highlight it using the / buttons, then press ENTER. ENTER Select ‘Next’ to proceed. 2 Title Copy HDD DVD (Video mode) 1 > 2 > 3 Copy 2 Title Title Edit HDD DVD (Video mode) 20:00 Wed 29/03 Pr 2 SP 20:00 Wed 29/03 Pr 2 SP Title Edit...
Copying and backup Copying from DVD to HDD ENTER Select a title to edit. Important A menu appears of Copy List editing commands: • Erase – Erase individual titles from the Copy List (see • The DVD to HDD Copy screen isn’t accessible when Erase on page 119).
Copying and backup • Optimized – The recording quality is automatically Using disc backup adjusted so that the Copy List fits on to the space available on the disc. Copying is carried out in real- * See also Copyright on page 127. time.
Copying and backup After the recorder has finished recording the backup disc, you can select whether to make another ENTER Select ‘Start’. backup of the same data or exit. Disc Back-up Disc Back-up Read from disc and save to HDD. Disc back-up finished.
Using the Jukebox Chapter 11 Using the Jukebox The Jukebox feature allows you to use the recorder’s HDD to store and playback music from your CDs. You Display the command menu. can also transfer WMA/MP3 files stored on CD-R/-RW/ -ROM, DVD, USB device or PC. The command menu panel Copying music to the HDD Disc Navigator (DVD/CD)
Using the Jukebox Connect PC Copying files via USB Using a USB connection, you can copy WMA and MP3 files from a PC to the HDD of this device. Operations carried out on the PC require Windows Media Player 11. Connecting a regular USB device You can copy WMA or MP3 files from a connected USB device, such as a USB drive, to the HDD.
• To cancel the synchronization process while it is underway, press ENTER on the 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.
Using the Jukebox Note Playing music from the Jukebox • When using the sync function of Windows Media You can select artists, albums or individual tracks from Player 11, music, artist and album folders are created the Jukebox to play. as follows: HOME Root...
Using the Jukebox ENTER Display the command menu. Select ‘Add to Play List’ from the menu. Jukebox HDD ENTER Track List 10 Tracks Select a play list (‘Play List 1’ to ‘Play List Play 4’) where you want to add the selected track. 1 Track1 Erase Track...
Using the Jukebox Changing the display style of the ENTER Select an album/track you want to copy. Jukebox ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Copy Album’ or ‘Copy ENTER Track’ from the command menu. Select an artist/album you want to change the display for. ENTER Select an artist/album you want to copy Display the view options panel.
The PhotoViewer Chapter 12 The PhotoViewer From the PhotoViewer you can view JPEG photos and Information column, you can change thumbnails via the / buttons (LCD page 1). picture files stored on the HDD, recordable DVD or CD-R/ -RW/-ROM, or on a USB-equipped digital camera. Currently selected can also import files and save them to the recorder’s folder in folder list...
The PhotoViewer Changing the display style of the Playing a slideshow PhotoViewer You can choose to display photos by grouping them by ENTER Select a folder from the folder list. folder, file, or number of thumbnails. To start the slideshow from the first file in the folder, skip to step 3 after choosing the desired folder and pressing .
The PhotoViewer Zooming an image Importing files to the HDD During a slideshow you can zoom in to enlarge a portion of the picture by a factor of two or four. You can also move You can import files and save them to the HDD from a the area of the picture displayed.
The PhotoViewer Selecting multiple files or folders Copying files to a DVD-R/-RW The Multi-Mode allows you to select multiple folders/files Using this feature you can copy all the files (including at once for importing or editing. audio and movie files) stored on a connected USB camera to a recordable DVD disc.
The PhotoViewer Copying selected files to a DVD-R/-RW Editing files on the HDD This feature allows you just to copy some of the files There are a number of commands you can use to edit and stored on HDD to a DVD. organize your pictures stored on the HDD.
The PhotoViewer ENTER ENTER Select ‘File Options’ or ‘Folder Options’. Select ‘Copy’ or ‘Copy Folder Contents’. PhotoViewer HDD PhotoViewer HDD Folder2 Folder Size 999 MB Folder2 Folder Size 999 MB 001 PIOR0000 Start Slideshow 001 PIOR0000 Start Slideshow 002 PIOR0001 Erase Start Audio Slideshow 002 PIOR0001...
The PhotoViewer Enter a new name for the file/folder. Choose the file for which you would like to see File names or Folder names can be up to 64 characters detailed information. long. Choose ‘Detailed Information’. See Using a USB keyboard to enter a name on page 120 When no detailed information is available, nothing is for how to enter a name.
The Disc Setup menu Chapter 13 The Disc Setup menu From the Disc Setup menu you can name discs, lock the Important contents to prevent accidental recording and erasure, initialize and finalize discs. The Disc Setup menu is • A locked disc can still be initialized (which will accessed from the Home menu.
The Disc Setup menu DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can also be initialized as Important a way of erasing the entire disc. When initializing a DVD -RAM disc, select VR mode. • Optimizing the HDD can take as long as eight hours. During optimization, playback and recording are not See Initializing recordable DVD discs on page 102 for possible.
The Video Adjust menu Chapter 14 The Video Adjust menu Creating your own set Using the Video Adjust menu you can set up the picture quality for the built-in tuner and external input, for disc There are three user presets in which you can save your playback, and for recording.
The Video Adjust menu • Black Setup – Corrects the standard reference black level (525 Input Line System only). Setting the picture quality for disc • Hue – Adjusts overall balance between red and green. playback • Chroma Level – Adjusts how rich the colours appear. This setting determines how the picture will look when playing discs.
The Video Adjust menu Select the picture quality setting you want to adjust. • To see more of the picture as you adjust different Memory1 settings, press ENTER after selecting the setting you want to adjust. Prog. Motion Motion Still PureCinma Auto1 Sharpness...
The Initial Setup menu Chapter 15 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 Digital Tuner Replace Channels Next Screen Scans for digital channels and replaces all the channel presets with the results. Before the scan starts you will need to select your country. After the scan is complete the recorder tells you whether any new channels were found, and if so, how many.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Analog Tuner Auto Channel Setting Auto Scan Select your country and then wait for the recorder to auto tune into channels in your area. After auto scan has finished, the channel mapping screen appears showing which channels have been assigned to which programme numbers.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation AV2/L1 In Video • Sets the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) SCART input to standard composite video. S-Video Sets the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) SCART input to S-Video. Sets the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) SCART input to RGB. Decoder Use this setting if you connected a decoder to the AV2 (INPUT 1/DECODER) SCART connector.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation 96 kHz 48 kHz • Convert 96 kHz digital audio sources to 48 kHz output. Use if your connected 96 kHz PCM Out equipment doesn’t support 96 kHz sampling rate. 96 kHz Output 96 kHz digital audio when a 96 kHz source is being played.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation DVD Menu Language w/Subtitle Sets the language of DVD-Video menus to the same as that set for the Language • subtitle language. English Sets the language of DVD-Video menus to English. available languages Choose from the displayed languages to set the default language for DVD -Video menus.
The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Auto Chapter No Separation Automatic chapter marking is switched off. (DVD+R/+RW) 10 minutes • When recording in DVD+R/+RW, chapter markers are inserted every 10 minutes. 15 minutes Chapter markers are inserted every 15 minutes. This settings applies to recording or real-time copying to DVD+R/+RW discs.
Disable the HDMI Control function. Select this option when not connected to an HDMI Control-compatible component, or when connected to a component manufactured by a company other than Pioneer. • For more information about HDMI Control, see HDMI Control on page 66.
Gracenote Database Database Update Updates the Gracenote database installed in this unit. Load the Update Disc created with the latest data downloaded from the Pioneer website. For details, visit the Pioneer website. (http://www.pioneer.eu) Version Shows the current version of the Gracenote database installed in this unit.
The Initial Setup menu Additional information about the TV system About NTSC on PAL TV settings Depending on the Input Line System setting and the NTSC on PAL TV setting, the signal format output when About the input line system the recorder is stopped varies as shown in the table This recorder is compatible with PAL, SECAM, 3.58 NTSC below.
The Initial Setup menu Selecting other languages for Using Software Update (Digital tuner) language options The Software Update function can keep the built-in digital tuner up to date with the latest system software. You can either check for updates manually, or have the recorder do it automatically at regular intervals.
Additional information Chapter 16 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.
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 (SDVR-LX70D) on page 176 Rec.
Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. 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 Screen is stretched • Make sure that the TV Screen Size setting (page 158) is correct for the kind of TV you have vertically or horizontally (see also page 173). • If you have a widescreen TV, check its aspect ratio settings. •...
Reset the clock and other recorder settings to use shows ‘--:--’ the recorder again. • To have the battery replaced, please ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. Front panel display shows •...
Additional information HDMI Problem Remedy The connected HDMI or • Try disconnecting then reconnecting the HDMI cable (while the power of both components DVI device does not is on). display any picture (and • Try switching the power of the HDMI/DVI device off then back on. the front panel HDMI •...
Pioneer. When using HDMI Control-compatible components manufactured by companies other than Pioneer, set the HDMI Control to Off (page 159). If the unit does not operate normally due to external effects such as static electricity, disconnect the power plug from the outlet and insert again to return to normal operating conditions.
Erase titles/ chapters or combine chapters. • This disc cannot be recorded. Undo the The disc was finalized on a non-Pioneer DVD recorder. Undo the finalization. finalization in order to recording/editing. • Cannot play this disc.
Note that contents on the HDD may be be read. The HDD may be damaged or broken. Please ask your erased when servicing this unit. nearest Pioneer-authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. • The Hard Disk Drive info is incorrect. Use the As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new recordings can be Disc Setup menu to reinitialize.
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. • E02 As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new recordings can be made. Reinitializing the HDD (page 148) may result in your being able to make recording again.
Additional information Country/Area code list Country/Area, Country/Area code, Code letter Argentina, 0118, ar Finland, 0609, fi Malaysia, 1325, my Singapore, 1907, sg Australia, 0121, au France, 0618, fr Mexico, 1324, mx Spain, 0519, es Austria, 0120, at Germany, 0405, de Netherlands, 1412, nl Sweden, 1905, se Belgium, 0205, be...
Never use benzine, thinner or due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer- other cleaning agents, including products designed for authorized service center. Although lens cleaners are cleaning vinyl records.
Additional information Hints on installation Moving the recorder We want you to enjoy using this recorder for years to If you need to move the recorder, first remove the disc, if come, so please bear in mind the following points when loaded, and close the disc tray.
Additional information DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL Fine (XP) ......Approx. 1 h 51 m Specifications (SDVR-LX70D) Standard Play (SP) .
Additional information Input/Output Antenna ® This product includes FontAvenue fonts licenced ..75 Ω IEC 169-2 connector for VHF/UHF in/out (analog) by NEC Corporation. FontAvenue is a registered ..75 Ω IEC 169-2 connector for VHF/UHF in/out (digital) trademark of NEC Corporation.
Additional information Follow the instructions for ‘Replace Channels’ (page 153).
Additional information sufficient. No warranty is made that the Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers are error-free or that functioning of Gracenote Software or Gracenote Servers will be uninterrupted. Gracenote is not obligated to provide you with new enhanced or additional data types or categories that Gracenote may provide in the future and is free to discontinue its services at any time.
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