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LG DR299H Owner's Manual

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Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.


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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DR299H-W_HA4TLLK_ENG DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: DR299H 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

    Contents Playback ......23-30 General Playback Features ... . .23-26 Playing a DivX Movie File .
  • Page 4: Introduction

    JPEG files What is SIMPLINK? Some functions of this unit are controlled by TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV with SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection. • Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control; Play, Pause, Scan, Skip, Stop, Power Off, etc.
  • 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

    Front Panel e f g h i a 1 1 POWER N / X (PLAY / PAUSE) Switches the recorder ON or OFF. Starts playback. Pause playback or recording temporarily, b Disc Tray press again to exit pause mode. Insert a disc here. x (STOP) c Display window Stops playback...
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    0-9 numerical buttons: Selects Remote Control numbered options in a menu. REC (z): Starts recording. CLEAR: Removes a mark on the REC MODE: Selects the recording Marker Search menu. mode. TV Control Buttons: See page TITLE: Displays the disc’s Title menu, if available.
  • Page 9: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings g h i a ANTENNA IN g OPTICAL (Digital audio output jack) Connect the antenna to this terminal. Connect to digital (optical) audio equipment. b COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P h COAXIAL (Digital audio output jack) Connect to a TV with Y P inputs.
  • Page 10: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to Your TV Video connection Connect the VIDEO OUT jack on the recorder to the Make one of the following connections, depending video in jack on the TV using the video cable (V). on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Audio (Left/Right) Connection Connect the left and right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks of Tips...
  • Page 11: Hdmi Connection

    HDMI connection If you have an HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on an HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H). 2.
  • Page 12: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT 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) Using an USB Memory Stick Connections This unit can play the MP3 / WMA / JPEG files contained in the USB Memory Stick. Connecting to the INPUT 1 or AV IN 2 Jacks Connect the input jacks (INPUT 1, AV IN 2) on the Inserting/Removing the USB Memory recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your Stick...
  • Page 14: 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 15: 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 16: Program Edit

    Program Edit Program Edit You can perform a search to select and store TV You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, channels manually. move, etc.). When you select [Program Edit] in step 4 above, the 1. Select [Program Edit] option then press B. display for setting channels appears.
  • Page 17: Tv Aspect

    General Settings (Continued) TV Aspect Selects the aspect ratio of the connected TV (4:3 standard or wide). [4:3 Letter Box] Select this when connecting to a 4:3 screen TV. Displays a wide picture with bands on the upper and lower portions of the screen. [4:3 Pan Scan] Select this when connecting to a 4:3 screen TV.
  • Page 18: Language Settings

    Language Settings Audio 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. Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen display. Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle [Bitstream]: Select “Bitstream”...
  • Page 19: Lock (Parental Control) Settings

    Lock (Parental Control) Settings Set Password 1. Select [Set Password] option then press B. 2. Follow step 2 as shown “Rating”. To change the password, select the [Change], press ENTER and input the new 4-digit code. Input it again to verify. To delete the password, select [Delete] then press ENTER.
  • Page 20: Recording Settings

    Recording Settings Disc Settings Initialize If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will initialize the disc. DVD-R: The recorder initialize the disc to Video mode. The recording mode will always be Video mode. DVD-RW/DVD+RW/DVD+R (DL)/DVD-RAM: The Initialize menu will appears. Select [OK] then press ENTER.
  • Page 21: Finalize / Disc Label / Disc Protect

    Finalize Disc Protect Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the When recording in DVD-RAM / DVD+RW / +R disc or disc can be played on a regular DVD player or VR mode formatted DVD-RW disc, set to [ON] to computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.
  • Page 22: 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 23: 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 14). 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 24 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, Video mode DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW (Chapter/Title/Off) VR mode DVD-RW or DVD-RAM (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...
  • Page 25 If a menu screen is displayed Marker Search The menu screen may be displayed first after loading a DVD ALL DVD or Video CD which contains a menu. To enter a Marker You can start playback from up to six memorized points.
  • Page 26 3D Surround PIP (Picture in Picture) DVD ALL DivX DVD ALL 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 27: 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 28: 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 29: 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 30 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu (Refer to “Photo List menu options” on page 29). 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 31: Recording

    If using a DVD-RW disc, make sure you change the Recording recording format (Video mode or VR mode) before you record anything on the disc. See page 20 About DVD recording (Initialize) for how to do this. When using a DVD-R or DVD+R disc, you can keep Notes: recording until the disc is full, or until you finalize the This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or...
  • Page 32 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 33: 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 34: 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 35: Checking Timer Recording Details

    You cannot enter a timer program when: Checking Timer Recording A recording is already underway. Details The time you’re trying to set has already passed. There are already 16 timer programs set. Programming can be checked whenever the recorder If two or more timer programs overlap: is turned on.
  • Page 36: 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 13. Before DV dubbing 2. Press AV/INPUT repeatedly to select the DV input. DV appears in the display window and on the TV You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this screen.
  • Page 37: 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 38: 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 During recording or playing back, at the point you Playlist, all the chapters within that title also appear.
  • Page 39: 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 or Playlist title even if it is already registered.
  • Page 40: 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 41: Naming A Title

    Naming a Title Time Search You can name the titles. The names can be up to 32 Video characters long. You can select start point of the title. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List 1.
  • Page 42: Divide One Titles Into Two

    Divide One Titles Into Two Combining Two Chapters Into Use this function to combine two adjacent chapters Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. into one. 1. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to 1.
  • Page 43: 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 44: 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 45: 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 46: 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 47: 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. The TV is not set to receive recorder Select the appropriate video input mode signal output.
  • Page 48 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 49: 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 Net Weight (approx.) 2.8 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...