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LG DR197 Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DR197_198P1_AA6PLL_ENG DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: DR197 DR198H Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
  • Page 2 CAUTION: The apparatus should not be exposed to water CAUTION (dripping or splashing) and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the apparatus. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION concerning the Power Cord CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a OF ELECTRIC SHOCK...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Moving a Playlist Chapter ....44 Progressive Scan (DR197 only) / Hide a Chapter/Title .....44 Power Save Mode .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Introduction Notes on Discs To ensure proper use of this product, please read this Handling Discs owner’s manual carefully and retain for future Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the reference. disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface.
  • Page 5: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Recordable and Playable Discs DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable): DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording or Video mode recording. These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again on the same Disc. [VR mode] Recordings can be extensively edited Playable only on VR mode compatible players (after finalization)
  • Page 6: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, or JPEG files.
  • Page 7: Front Panel

    Camcorder, etc.). (clock, program number, etc). d Z (OPEN/CLOSE) Opens or closes the disc tray. e PROGRESSIVE SCAN (DR197) Switches the progressive mode ON or OFF. e RESOLUTION (DR198H) Sets the output resolution for HDMI and COMPONENT/ PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT jacks.
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    AV/INPUT: Changes the input to Remote Control SUBTITLE ( ): Selects a subtitle use for recording (Tuner, AV1-4, language. or DV IN). ZOOM: Enlarges DVD video 0-9 numerical buttons: Selects image. numbered options in a menu. CHP. ADD: Inserts a chapter I.SKIP (INSTANT SKIP): Skips 30 marker when playing/recording.
  • Page 9: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings Rear Panel a AERIAL i AC Power Cord Connect the aerial to this terminal. Plug into the power source. b HDMI Connector (Type A) j RF. OUT (DR198H only) Passes the signal from the AERIAL to your HDMI output providing a high quality interface for TV/monitor digital audio and video.
  • Page 10: Connections To Your Tv

    If your TV does not accept the Progressive Scan format, the picture will appear Rear of TV scrambled if you try Progressive Scan on the recorder. DR197: Set the Progressive Scan to [ON] on the SCART INPUT S-VIDEO INPUT VIDEO setup menu for progressive signal, see page 18.
  • Page 11: Hdmi Connection (Dr198H Only)

    HDMI connection HDMI compatible TV HDMI (DR198H only) If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI jack on the recorder to the HDMI jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).
  • Page 12: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting to an Amplifier Rear of the recorder Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
  • Page 13: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections

    Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) VCR, Cable Box, or Connections Satellite Tuner, etc. Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes if you connect a decoder (not supplied) to the recorder. Disconnect the recorder’s mains lead from the mains when connecting the decoder. To watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus programmes, set [AV2 Connection] option to [Decoder] (see page 18) and set the program’s [Decoder On/Off] option to...
  • Page 14 Connecting to the AV IN 3 or AV IN 4 Connecting a Digital Camcorder Jacks Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is possible to Connect the input jacks (AV IN 3, AV IN 4) on the connect a DV digital camcorder and digitally transfer recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your DV tapes to DVD.
  • Page 15: Auto Set Up

    Auto Set Up Using the Home Menu After the POWER is pressed for the first time to turn From the Home Menu screen you can access all the on the unit or resetting the unit, the Initial Setup Media for playback and recording of the recorder. Wizard function sets the language, clock and tuner channels automatically.
  • Page 16: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings General Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to Auto Programming customize the settings provided. Most menus consist This recorder is equipped with a frequency of three levels to set up the options, but some require synthesized tuner capable of receiving up to 88 TV greater depth for the variety of settings.
  • Page 17: Program Edit

    [PR] indicates the selected programme position. Program Edit [Seek] Searches for a channel automatically. You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, Searching stops when the recorder tunes in a move, etc.). channel. 1. Select [Program Edit] option then press B. [Ch.] Changes the channel number.
  • Page 18: General Settings

    Area Code) the recorder’s EURO AV2 DECODER jack to a VCR or similar recording device. Language Settings Progressive Scan (DR197 only) Progressive Scan Video provides the highest quality pictures with less flickering. If you are using the COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT jacks, but are connecting the recorder to a standard (analog) television, set Progressive Scan to [OFF].
  • Page 19: Audio Settings

    Audio Settings Lock (Parental Control) Settings Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. Rating Blocks playback of rated DVDs based on their Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG content.
  • Page 20: Set Password / Area Code

    Lock (Parental Control) Settings Recording Settings (Continues) Set Password 1. Select [Set Password] option then press B. 2. Follow step 2 as shown “Rating” on page 19. To change the password, select the [Change], press ENTER and input the new 4-digit code. Input it again to verify.
  • Page 21: Disc Settings

    Disc Settings Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the Initialize disc can be played on a regular DVD player or computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen initialize the disc.
  • Page 22: Disc Label / Disc Protect

    Disc Settings (Continued) DivX Registration Code DivX We provide you the DivX® VOD (Video On Demand) Disc Label registration code that allows you to rent and purchase videos using the DivX® VOD service. For more Use this to enter a name for the disc. This name information, visit
  • Page 23: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    General Explanation of Displaying Disc Information on-screen You can display various information about the disc On-Screen Display loaded on-screen. This manual gives basic instructions for operating the 1. Press DISPLAY once to show current status. recorder. Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback.
  • Page 24: Playback

    Playback General Playback Features 1. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down. 2. Starts playback using HOME menu (see page 15). 3. To stop the playback, press STOP (x). The unit records the stopped point, depending on the disc. “Xx” appears on the screen briefly. Press PLAY (N) to resume playback (from the scene point).
  • Page 25 General Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations Discs PLAY MODE For repeat playback DVD ALL During playback, press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select a desired repeat mode. DVD (Chapter/Title/Off) VR mode DVD-RW (Chapter/Title/All/Off) Video CD, Audio CD (Track/All/Off) MP3/WMA (Track/Folder/Off) Notes: On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to [OFF] in the Setup menu to use the Repeat function.
  • Page 26 If a menu screen is displayed Marker Search The menu screen may be displayed first after loading a Video DVD or Video CD which contains a menu. To enter a Marker Use the b / B / v / V buttons to select the You can start playback from up to six memorized title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to points.
  • Page 27 3D Surround PIP (Picture in Picture) Video Video DivX This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which This function enables you to view the stored stations simulates multi-channel audio playback from two in sub picture during playback. conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multi- channel audio from a home theater system.
  • Page 28: Playing A Divx Movie File

    Playing a DivX Movie File Movie List menu options 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Movie The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX List] menu then press ENTER. files, read “DivX file requirement” on right. [Movie List] menu options appear.
  • Page 29: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma File

    Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Audio CD and Music List menu options file 1. Press v / V to select a folder/file on the [Music List] menu then press ENTER. The recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files. The menu options appear.
  • Page 30: Viewing A Jpeg File

    Viewing a JPEG File Photo List menu options 1. Press v / V to select a file on the [Photo List] The recorder can play JPEG files. Before playing menu then press ENTER. JPEG recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on The menu options appear.
  • Page 31 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu (Refer to “Photo List menu options” on page 30). 2. Press ENTER. The Slide Show menu appears. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: [Selected] Views slide show only selected files.
  • Page 32: Recording

    Recording Notes for recording The recording times shown are not exact because the recorder uses variable bit-rate video About DVD recording compression. This means that the exact recording time will depend on the material being recorded. Notes: When recording a TV broadcast, if the reception is This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or poor or the picture contains interference, the CD-RW discs.
  • Page 33 Restrictions on copying Copyright Recording equipment should be used only for lawful Some video material is copy-once protected: If you copying and you are advised to check carefully what want to record copy-once protected material to DVD, is lawful copying in the area in which you are you must use a VR mode DVD-RW disc compatible making a copy.
  • Page 34: Basic Recording From A Tv

    Basic Recording from a TV Instant Timer Recording Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a Recording starts immediately and continues until the recording easily of a preset length without using the disc is full or you stop the recording.
  • Page 35: Timer Recording

    4. Enter the necessary information for your timer Timer Recording recording(s). This recorder can be programmed to record up to 16 b / B (left/right) – move the cursor left/right programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended v / V (up/down) – change the setting at the recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be current cursor position recorded, the starting and ending time.
  • Page 36: Checking Timer Recording Details

    If two or more timer programs overlap: Checking Timer Recording The earlier program takes priority. Details When the earlier program finishes, the later program starts. Programming can be checked whenever the recorder If two programs are set to start at exactly the same is turned on.
  • Page 37: Recording From Dv Input

    1. Make sure your digital camcorder is connected to Recording from DV Input the front panel DV IN jack. See page 14. Before DV dubbing 2. Check that the DV audio input is as you require. You can choose between Audio 1 (original audio) You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this and Audio 2 (overdubbed audio).
  • Page 38: Editing

    Editing Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.
  • Page 39: Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing

    VR Mode: Original and Playlist Adding Chapter Markers Editing Titles, Chapters and Parts You can create chapters within a title by inserting chapter marks at the desired points. Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or more chapters. When you insert a disc’s title into the Playlist, all the chapters within that title also appear.
  • Page 40: Making A New Playlist

    Making a New Playlist Adding Additional Title/Chapters to the Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to You can add an Original title or chapter to add to a the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put Playlist title even if it is already registered.
  • Page 41: Deleting An Original Or Playlist Title/Chapter

    Deleting an Original or Playlist Deleting a Part Title/Chapter You can delete a part which you do not want in the When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist title. menu, you only remove it from the Playlist; the 1.
  • Page 42: Naming A Title

    Naming a Title Time Search You can name Original and Playlist titles independently. Video Names can be up to 32 characters long. You can select start point of the title. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List 1.
  • Page 43: Divide One Titles Into Two

    Divide One Titles Into Two Combining Two Chapters Into Use this function to combine two adjacent Playlist or Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. Original chapters into one. 1. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to Note: divide then press ENTER.
  • Page 44: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Moving a Playlist Chapter If you select a hidden chapter or title on the Title List or Chapter List menu, you can ‘show’ it by choosing [Show] option on the menu. After doing that, you are Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of able to see the chapter or title.
  • Page 45: Reference

    2. Press TITLE in play or stop mode. Reference Title List menu will appear as shown below. Additional Information You can remove the Title List menu by pressing STOP (x). Overwriting Recording To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps.
  • Page 46: Language Codes

    Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Code Language Code Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Fiji 7074 Lingala 7678 Singhalese 8373 Afar 6565 Finnish 7073 Lithuanian 7684...
  • Page 47: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote Control

    Supplied Remote Control You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-LG TVs as well. If your TV is You can control the sound level, input source, and listed in the table below, set the appropriate power switch of your LG TV with the supplied remote.
  • Page 48: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Cause Solution Symptom The power cord is disconnected. Plug the power cord into the wall No power. outlet securely. No picture. TV/DVD mode for the recorder is set Press TV/DVD on the remote control to TV.
  • Page 49 Symptom Cause Solution The disc was recorded in Video mode. Finalize the disc. (page 21) Cannot play a disc recorded using this Some players will not play even a No solution. recorder on another finalized disc recorded in Video mode. player.
  • Page 50: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements AC 200-240V, 50/60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 54 X 275 mm (w x h x d) without foot Mass (approx.) 4.1 kg Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Television system PAL I, B/G, I/I, SECAM D/K, K1 color system Recording format...

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