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Panasonic Diga DMR-BS750EB Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Diga DMR-BS750EB Operating Instructions Manual

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Dear customer

Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
Note: "EB" on the packaging indicates the United Kingdom.
Trademark of the DVB Digital Video Broadcasting Project
Declaration of Conformity (12th December 2008)
No. 6261
For DMR-BS850
No. 6262
For DMR-BS750
This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only, not Pay TV or encrypted channels.
This unit does not have a terrestrial tuner.
Region management information
This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the region code B.
The unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number "2" or "ALL".
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    This unit does not have a terrestrial tuner. Region management information BD-Video Example: This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the region code B. DVD-Video Example: The unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region number “2” or “ALL”. Web Site: RQT9430-1B...
  • Page 2: Features

    Copy high definition video Record with High Definition It is possible to input high definition video (AVCHD) from the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. It is possible to record in high definition quality when • Copying HD Video (AVCHD format) (➔ 68) the broadcast is high definition.
  • Page 3: Accessories

    For customers within the UK: 0844 844 3852 • All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided • For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333 directly by Panasonic UK Ltd. • Visit our website for product information • It couldn’t be simpler!
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents TV Guide system (freesat) ..... . 43 Getting started Using the TV Guide list ....... 43 Selecting the programme from the desired channel genre or programme type .
  • Page 5 Network Settings ......109 Still pictures Testing the connection ....... 109 Setting the IP address .
  • Page 6: Hdd (Hard Disk Drive) Handling Care

    ■ Indemnity concerning recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content (data), and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly. Likewise, the above also applies in a case where any type of repair is made to the unit (including any other non-HDD related component).
  • Page 7: Remote Control Information/Unit Care

    Remote Control Information/Unit Care Remote Control Information About batteries Using the remote control • Insert so the poles ( 4 and 3 ) match those in the remote control. Aim at the sensor, avoiding obstacles, up to a maximum range of 7 m directly in front of the unit.
  • Page 8: Location Of Parts/Controls

    Location of Parts/Controls Remote Control Turn the unit on or off ..........(➔ 13) Select drive [HDD, BD or SD]......(➔ 26, 70) Select channels and title numbers etc./Enter numbers or characters (The character buttons may be used when operating VIERA CAST contents.) To delete unwanted recorded titles, timer programmes, still pictures or music ......
  • Page 9: The Unit's Display

    The Unit’s Display 2 3 4 5 EXT-L COPY HDDSDVD SD USB USBDD PLAY SD card slot indicator Remote control signal indicator Linked timer recordings with external equipment This flashes when it is operated by the remote control. indicator ............ (➔ 64) Main display section USB port indicator Current time/playback counter, various messages...
  • Page 10: Basic Connection

    Regarding VIERA Link “HDAVI Control ” function When connecting with a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or a receiver equipped with the “HDAVI Control” function, linked operations would be possible. [➔ 86, Linked Operations with the TV (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control™”/Q Link)] •...
  • Page 11 When your television has a digital satellite tuner Connecting with a Panasonic TV (VIERA) Satellite HDMI IN If the 21-pin Scart cable is connected, the Direct TV Recording and Pause Live TV function is available when you view other than satellite programme.
  • Page 12: When Your Television Does Not Have An Hdmi Input Terminal

    Basic Connection When your Television does not have an HDMI input terminal In this setting, you cannot enjoy HDTV in HD picture quality. The resolution will be 576i/480i. DISH IN 1 DISH IN 2 To household AV1 (TV) AC IN mains socket This unit 21-pin Scart cable (not supplied)
  • Page 13: Auto Set Up (Freesat)

    Auto Set Up (freesat) Search and store TV programmes automatically. These steps are not necessary if the setup has been completed by your local dealer or freesat registered dealer. Preparation: • Turn on the television (and connected equipment) DRIVE SELECT and select the video input terminal that this unit is connected to.
  • Page 14 Auto Set Up (freesat) Enter new PIN. Repeat step to enter PIN again to confirm. – This PIN will be used for controlling • BD-Video playback • DVD-Video playback Owner ID-Data Entry • Accessing to the channels you selected in “Child 0000 NAME Lock”...
  • Page 15: Signal Condition

    To check the signal condition To set the clock manually (➔ 98, Signal Condition) Normally this unit obtains time and date information from TV channels to set its clock and automatically adjusts the time To tune in other satellite channels several times a day.
  • Page 16: Tuning In Other Satellite Services

    Tuning in Other Satellite Services You can also view or record other free channels (Astra 2 at 28.5 degree east) or free channels from other satellites that you can receive in your area. This setup is not required if you are only viewing or recording from freesat channels. Search and store TV programmes of the other satellite service automatically.
  • Page 17: Auto Setup

    w , q to select the channel type. – You can select the channel type from the followings. • All : All channels including TV, Radio, Data, etc. will be searched. • • Radio Notes to start the Auto Other Satellite Auto Setup - Satellite Selection Satellite Selection Astra2/Eurobird •...
  • Page 18: Hdd And Disc Information

    HDD and Disc Information This unit can record to HDD and copy to the following recording media. Internal DVD-RAM DVD-RAM DVD-RAM DVD-R DVD-R DVD-R DVD-R DL DVD-R DL DVD-R DL DVD-RW DVD-RW DVD-RW BD-RE BD-RE BD-RE BD-R BD-R BD-R +R DL +R DL +R DL Recordings can only be made to HDD in DR mode first, with the same quality as broadcasted, then they can be copied to discs.
  • Page 19: Recording And Copying Programmes

    Recording and copying programmes This unit can record standard or high definition programmes from its built-in satellite tuners onto HDD with the same quality picture and sound as they are broadcasted. Contents that can be recorded or copied will depend on the copy management signals being sent by broadcasters.
  • Page 20: Hdd And Disc Handling

    HDD and Disc Handling HDD and discs you can use for recording and play ( : Possible, –: Impossible) Hard disk drive (HDD) Disc type Standard symbol Data that can be recorded and played Video/Still picture/Music Quality in which video is recorded High defi...
  • Page 21 (➔ 96). Note These discs recorded with this unit or with another Panasonic DVD Recorder may be +R +R DL incompatible. However, discs that are fi nalised are compatible and can be played.
  • Page 22: Play-Only Discs

    Set “Play Video (AVCHD) on BD-RE/BD-R” to “On” for the disc that recorded by has high definition video (AVCHD) recorded by Panasonic’s video Panasonic’s camera, etc. and other video format such as those recorded on this video unit.
  • Page 23: Usb Memory And Card Handling

    SD Video shot with a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD or DVD-RAM. (➔ 69) • HD Video shot with a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD, BD-RE or BD-R. (➔ 68) You can insert directly into the SD card slot.
  • Page 24: Watching Television (Freesat)

    Watching Television (freesat) Selecting a channel with TV Guide Refer to “TV Guide system (freesat)” (➔ 43) for detailed information. This unit can receive and record digital satellite channels. Preparation: DRIVE SELECT Turn on the television and select the video input terminal that this unit is connected to.
  • Page 25: Watching Television Of The Other Satellite Service

    Watching Television of the Other Satellite Service To view or record free channels from other satellite services. There are no programme guides for these channels. Only the channel list is available. Selecting a channel with the channel list This unit can receive and record digital satellite channels. DRIVE Preparation: SELECT...
  • Page 26: Playback

    Playback Refer to “Advanced Playback” (➔ 45 to 47) for detailed information. HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW BD-V DVD-V -RW(VR) Preparation: Turn on the television and select the video input terminal that this unit is DRIVE SELECT connected to.
  • Page 27: Recording Television Programmes Hdd

    Recording Television Programmes Refer to “Important Notes for Recording” (➔ 33 to 34) and “Advanced Recording” (➔ 35 to 38) for detailed information on recording. This operation will only record to HDD in DR mode. Preparation: Turn on the television and select the video input terminal that this unit is connected to.
  • Page 28: Timer Recording Using The Tv Guide

    Timer Recording Using the TV Guide (freesat) Various function with freesat This unit has a function that enables timer recordings to be controlled by the signal sent from the broadcaster. “Guide Link”, “Series recording” (➔ 40), and “Split Programme” are available. “Guide Link”...
  • Page 29: Recording The Itv Hd, Etc. Programme

    Notes e , r to select “Single Timer Rec.”, then • You cannot display the TV Guide when you select “Other Sat.” on step – If “Series Timer Rec.” can be selected on the Selection Screen, refer • The TV Guide list is not displayed to “Series recording”...
  • Page 30: Copying Titles

    Copying Titles BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW Preparation: • Turn on the television and select the video input terminal that this unit is connected to. • If the disc is protected, release protection (➔ 94). BD-RE BD-R RAM DRIVE SELECT...
  • Page 31 Tips Register titles for copy. To stop copying – If you are going to copy the registered list without making any Press and hold [BACK/RETURN ] for 3 change to it , press [ r ] twice (➔ step seconds after step .
  • Page 32: Deleting Titles

    Deleting Titles You can delete unnecessary titles. In order to save HDD capacity, it is recommended that you delete the original titles (in DR mode) after converting them to other recording modes using “DR File Conversion” (➔ 55). Preparation: DRIVE •...
  • Page 33: Important Notes For Recording

    Important Notes for Recording Recording to HDD Recording or timer recording is performed in DR mode using this unit’s tuner. Recording or timer recording from external equipment is performed in XP, SP, LP, EP or FR mode. Recording to discs BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -RW(V) +R +RW Recording on the discs is performed using “Recording via AV3 input”...
  • Page 34 Important Notes for Recording 16:9 image such as wide When “Recording Format for DVD” (➔ 101) in the Setup menu is “Video format” broadcasting – Record from external equipment. – Copy from the fi nalised disc (DVD-Video) to the HDD. When copying to -R -R DL -RW(V) When copying to...
  • Page 35: Advanced Recording

    Advanced Recording Recording modes This explains about recording and copying. Recording modes that can be selected differ depending on the recording methods and discs. Recording mode HG, HX, HE, HL XP, SP, LP, EP Flexible Recording Mode Features Record with the same Record high defi...
  • Page 36: Programmes Simultaneous Recording

    Advanced Recording ■ FR (Flexible Recording Mode) You can set FR (Flexible Recording) mode when copying or recording from external equipment. The unit automatically selects a recording rate between XP and EP (8 Hours) that will enable the recordings to fi t in the remaining disc space with the best possible recording quality. For example with a 90 minute recording to an unused DVD-RAM, the picture quality is adjusted to between “XP”...
  • Page 37: Specifying The Recording Time

    Specifying the Recording Time Playing while you are recording This operation will only record from the tuner to Chasing Playback HDD in DR mode. Allows playback from the beginning of the title you are This function allows specifying the length of recording recording.
  • Page 38: Operation During Recording

    Advanced Recording Operation during Recording To check the recording programme Press [STATUS e.g., while 2 programmes simultaneous recording Recording programme displayed on the TV screen REC1 108 BBC HD Recording programme not displayed on the TV screen 002 BBC TV REC2 To display the recording programme on the TV screen It is necessary to display the recording programme onto the TV...
  • Page 39: Advanced Timer Recording Hdd

    Advanced Timer Recording Manual timer recordings This operation will only record from the tuner to – The timer icon is displayed in left column. HDD in DR mode. Preparation: Timer icon • Turn on the television and select the video input terminal that this unit is connected to.
  • Page 40: Series Recording

    Advanced Timer Recording Series recording This operation will only record to HDD in DR mode. – You cannot change Channel, Day/Date, Drive, You can record all the episodes of a series by setting and “Input Name”. just one timer recording using the TV Guide system. –...
  • Page 41: To Cancel A Timer Recording In Progress

    Check, Change, Delete Programmes, or To cancel a timer recording in progress Resolve Overlapping Select the programme you want to cancel in advance when you The timer recording list can be viewed even when the record 2 programmes simultaneously. unit is off. While the unit is on , then e, r to select the programme.
  • Page 42: To Deactivate Timer Programme (E.g. To Interrupt A Daily Or Weekly Timer Programming)

    Advanced Timer Recording Tips Notes on timer recording • You can enter up to 32 programmes a month in advance. • Timer recording will not be performed if the clock is not set. (Each daily, weekly or series timer recording is counted as one •...
  • Page 43: Tv Guide System (Freesat)

    TV Guide system (freesat) What is the TV Guide system? The TV Guide system gives you an overview of digital satellite television and radio programmes up to 7 days in advance. For many of these programmes, you can select additional information provided by the stations. You can search the programme preview according to various topics such as sport, films etc., according to categories such as TV or radio.
  • Page 44: Selecting The Programme From The Desired Channel Genre Or Programme Type

    TV Guide system (freesat) Selecting the programme from the desired channel genre or programme type – A list appears with all programmes of the selected item. This function lets you display a TV Guide list sorted by genre (e.g. All Channels, Radio) or programme type –...
  • Page 45: Advanced Playback

    Advanced Playback Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR appearance Selecting Titles to Play You can easily select and play recorded programmes “Grouped Titles”/“All Titles” by using DIRECT NAVIGATOR. While the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen is displayed Press [OPTION]. HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL Press [ e , r ] to select the item, then press [OK].
  • Page 46: Search

    Advanced Playback To play grouped titles Skip You can skip to the beginning (or the end) of Title/ Press [ e , r ] to select the group, then press [OK]. Chapter. Skip is operated for each chapter. Press [ e , r ] to select the title, then press [OK]. Play the titles continuously (Grouped Playback) During playback or while paused While the Grouped Titles screen is displayed,...
  • Page 47: Frame-By-Frame Viewing

    Frame-by-Frame Viewing Display the subtitle during play Except DivX HDD BD-RE BD-R It is possible to display the subtitles during the playback if the programme with subtitle is recorded with DR mode. While paused – Each press shows the next or previous frame. –...
  • Page 48: Playback Of The High Defi Nition Video (Avchd) And Playlists

    Set “Play Video (AVCHD) on BD-RE/BD-R” to “On” in the Setup menu for the disc that has high definition video (AVCHD) recorded by Panasonic’s video camera, etc. and other video format such as AVCHD those recorded on this unit. (➔ 100) It is possible to playback the high definition video •...
  • Page 49: To Enjoy The Bd Video Which Supports Bonusview Or Bd-Live

    To enjoy the BD Video which supports BONUSVIEW or BD-Live BD-V Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet What is BONUSVIEW? Many BD-Live compatible discs require content to be BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as downloaded onto an SD card (➔ 139, Local storage) in picture-in-picture or secondary audio etc., with BD- order to access the available BD-Live features.
  • Page 50: To Enjoy High Bit Rate Audio And Video

    To enjoy High Bit rate Audio and Video Enjoying High Bit rate Audio with 7.1ch speaker This unit can decode high bit rate audio (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio) adopted in BD-Video. To enjoy 7.1ch surround sound, the following conditions are necessary (Part shown in the shaded area of table given below).
  • Page 51: Playing Divx

    Playing DivX ➔ If the menu screen ( left) is not displayed, display it by Playing DivX video contents performing the following operation. -R -R DL CD USB -R -R DL CD USB 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. DivX is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is ®...
  • Page 52: Regarding Divx Vod Content

    Playing DivX Regarding DivX VOD content ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: This DivX Certified device must be registered in order to play DivX ® Video-on-Demand (VOD) content. First generate the DivX VOD registration code for your device and submit it during the registration process. [Important: DivX VOD content is protected by a DivX DRM (Digital Rights Management) system that restricts playback to registered DivX Certified devices.
  • Page 53: Titles−Editing

    Titles−Editing HDD BD-RE RAM Title Operations BD-R -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL (You can not edit finalised discs.) Delete HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL -RW(VR) Only “Properties” is possible. You can edit titles on the DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen: Use to delete unneeded titles.
  • Page 54: Change Thumbnail

    Titles−Editing Set up Protection/Cancel Protection Press [q] (PLAY) and [h] to set the point you want to divide. HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM +R +R DL +RW DIRECT NAVIGATOR Divide Title Enter Title Name Use to prevent accidental erasure of titles. Time Remaining 20:08 DR VIDEO...
  • Page 55 • To cancel the conversion “During standby” Press [ q ] (PLAY) and [h] to set the point you want − After performing steps to use as the thumbnail. Press [ w , q ] to select “Yes” and press [OK]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Change”, then press [OK].
  • Page 56: Create/Playback/Edit Of The Chapter

    Create/Playback/Edit of the Chapter HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM Editing and playing chapters Creating/Playback/Editing is possible. Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the drive. -R -R DL -RW(V) -RW(VR) +R +R DL +RW Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. Only playback of chapter is possible. HDD BD-RE RAM When “VIDEO”...
  • Page 57: Copying Titles

    -R DL -RW(V) +R DL SD Video (MPEG2 format) Copy High speed From an SD card or Panasonic’s video camera, BD-RE BD-R -R -R DL Cannot copy etc. (from USB) -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW HD Video (AVCHD format) Copy AVCHD...
  • Page 58: Copy Speed

    Copying Titles Copy speed ( : Possible, –: Impossible) High speed mode Normal speed mode Copy with shorter time than the recorded time of the It will take same or longer time as the recorded time Features title with same quality (recording mode). of the titles to be copied.
  • Page 59: Frequently Asked Questions

    – Copy including a title that was recorded to HDD with “Recording Format for DVD” set to “VR format” – Titles that contain many deleted segments. – Titles that have been copied to the HDD from an SD card or a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with HDD (SD Video) (➔ 69). +R +R DL +RW –...
  • Page 60: Copy Title Playing

    Copying Titles Speed and recording mode when copying Copy Title Playing Titles in DR, HG, HX, HE or HL mode Copy the playing title on the HDD to the disc. • It will start copying from the beginning of the title Copy destination Copy speed Recording mode...
  • Page 61: Copying Using The Copying List-Copy

    Set other settings. Copying using the copying list – If you are not going to change these settings, press [ r ] —Copy twice (➔ step Press [ e , r ] to select “Other Settings”, then press [ q ]. ↔...
  • Page 62 Copying Titles Cancel all registered copying setting and lists Tips After performing steps − (➔ 61) To return to the previous screen in steps – Press [BACK/RETURN ]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Cancel All”, then press [OK].
  • Page 63: Copying A Fi Nalised Dvd-R, Dvd-R Dl, Dvd-Rw (Dvd-Video Format), +R And +R Dl

    Copying a finalised DVD-R, DVD-R DL, When the top menu is displayed Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the title you want to DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R and +R start copying, then press [OK]. My favourite 01/02 →...
  • Page 64: Recording From A Satellite Or Cable Receiver

    Recording from a Satellite or Cable Receiver Linked timer recordings with external equipment (SKY Digital Manual Recording STB, satellite/cable receiver)–EXT LINK Preparation: To record programmes from a SKY Digital STB, • Connect a satellite or cable receiver to this unit’s satellite/cable receiver using timer programming input terminals (➔...
  • Page 65: Recording From An External Device

    Recording from an External Device Tips To skip unwanted parts Press [ h ] to pause recording. (Press again to restart recording.) This unit To stop recording AV3 IN DV IN S VIDEO VIDEO L/MONO - AUDIO- R Press [ g ]. The confirmation screen appears.
  • Page 66: Recording From A Dv Camcorder

    Recording from an External Device Notes Recording from a DV Camcorder • Only one piece of DV equipment (e.g., Panasonic’s video camera, HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -RW(V) +R +RW etc.) can be connected to the unit via the DV input terminal. •...
  • Page 67: Recording Via Av3 Input

    Recording via AV3 Input Flexible Recording via AV Input BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -RW(V) +R +RW It is possible to record to disc from equipment The title is recorded to the size of a new DVD (4.7GB) connected to the AV3 input terminals. by automatically selecting optimal quality betwen XP Recording mode is FR mode.
  • Page 68: Copying Hd Video (Avchd Format)

    HDD of Panasonic’s video camera, etc. HDD BD-RE BD-R You cannot playback HD Video in the HDD of Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with this unit. You must copy the fi les to the HDD or disc. From an SD card or Discs...
  • Page 69: Copying Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    You cannot playback SD Video on an SD card or in the HDD of Press and hold [BACK/RETURN ] for 3 seconds. Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with this unit. You must copy the files to the HDD or a DVD-RAM.
  • Page 70: Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures HDD BD-RE RAM -R -R DL CD USB SD You can play still pictures recorded with a computer onto a BD-RE, With the unit stopped DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW, USB memory and SD card. You cannot play still pictures while recording or copying. Preparation Insert a disc, USB memory BD-RE RAM -R -R DL CD USB SD...
  • Page 71: Useful Functions During Still Picture Play

    Useful functions during still picture play Start You can display still pictures one by one at a constant interval. After performing steps –2 (➔ 70) Slideshow 1 Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the album of “Album View” or the date of “Pictures by Date”. 2 Press [ q ] (PLAY).
  • Page 72: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures Editing still pictures (JPEG) e , r to select the operation, then HDD BD-RE RAM SD Editing can be done in units of pictures, albums, or dates. You cannot edit still pictures recorded on DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/ CD-RW and USB memory.
  • Page 73: Still Pictures Operation

    Still pictures operation After performing steps − (➔ 72). Copy to Album Copy the selected album, date or pictures to an existing album. 1 Press [ w , q ] to select “Start”, then [OK]. HDD BD-RE RAM 2 Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the destination album, then [OK]. The destination album with protect setting cannot be copied to.
  • Page 74: Copying Still Pictures

    Copying still pictures HDD BD-RE RAM USB SD Press [ w , q ] to select “Copy & Delete” or “Copy Pictures copied from SD card and USB memory will be categorised Only”, then [OK]. according to the shooting date. Pictures without shooting date will If “Copy &...
  • Page 75 ■Select the units to register Edit the copying list Press [ e , r ] to select “Create List”, then press [ q ]. Press [ e , r ] to select “New Item”, then press [OK]. Select the item after step –...
  • Page 76: Deleting Still Pictures

    Deleting still pictures Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be Tips restored. Make certain before proceeding. To return to the previous screen HDD BD-RE RAM SD Press [BACK/RETURN ]. To exit the screen Preparation: Press [EXIT]. • Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the drive.
  • Page 77: Playing Music

    Playing music Playing MP3 files e , r , w , q to select a folder, then -R -R DL CD USB You can play MP3 fi les recorded with a computer onto a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW and USB memory. The Music List for the folder appears.
  • Page 78: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    Playing music Playing music recorded on HDD e , r to select the track, then Copying music to HDD (➔ 82) Preparation: 0.09 4.30 DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music List March Moon • Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. Do this flower open? Playing track Track Name Artist...
  • Page 79: Useful Functions During Music Play

    Playing music When the unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) that supports HDAVI Control 2 or later and the unit is turned in standby if the power to the television is turned in standby, since “Power off link” (➔ 86) operates.
  • Page 80: Editing Music/Playlist

    Editing music/playlist Editing music Album and track operation After performing step – (➔ left) Delete All Tracks Delete all tracks in the HDD. Preparation: 1 Press [ w , q ] to select “Yes”, then While displaying Music • Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. press [OK].
  • Page 81: Register Track To Playlist

    Register track to Playlist Editing Playlist You can register your favourite albums and tracks into 10 preset playlists. • Name of the playlist can be changed. (➔ right) While stopped • New playlist cannot be added. • Up to 999 tracks can be registered to each playlist. Preparation: •...
  • Page 82: Copying Music To Hdd

    Copying music to HDD You can store the two formats of music data in this unit’s HDD. While stopped Insert a disc or USB memory. Music CD (CD-DA) When inserting music CDs, this unit makes access to the (Music CD) internal Gracenote Database to obtain title information.
  • Page 83: Deleting Music

    Deleting music Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding. While stopped e , r to select “Delete”, then When “MUSIC” is not selected, press the “Yellow” button to select “MUSIC”. DELETE Navigator Music Menu MUSIC Total Tracks 53...
  • Page 84: Entering Text

    Entering Text You can give names to recorded titles, etc. When viewing the Enter Title Name screen, etc. e.g., Entering a title name for a title on Name fi eld : shows the text you have entered Enter Title Name Top Menu Preview + –...
  • Page 85: Enjoying Viera Cast

    Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the services. All features of websites or content of the service may not be available. Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers and may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages.
  • Page 86: Linked Operations With The Tv (Viera Link "Hdavi Control™"/Q Link)

    When this unit is connected to an “VIERA Link” compatible “HDAVI Control” function works properly. Panasonic receiver with an HDMI cable, the receiver will also turn off. Also when the connection or settings are changed, repeat About the Standby Power Save function this procedure.
  • Page 87: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    Using the OPTION menu window to operate Easy control only with VIERA remote this unit VIERA Link control This function is available with the TV that supports “HDAVI If you connect this unit to the TV that supports “HDAVI Control 2” or later. Control 2”...
  • Page 88: Setting On-Screen Display

    Setting On-Screen Display Subtitles Accessing the On-Screen Display BD-V DVD-V AVCHD Turn the subtitle on/off and select the language (➔ below, When playing discs (except for JPEG discs), you can display Language). and set the options including disc audio, subtitle, image (except the title copied the title in DR mode or the high quality, sound effect, Repeat Play, etc.
  • Page 89: Play Menu

    Play Menu Sound Menu Repeat Play Sound Effects HDD BD-RE BD-R BD-V RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R This function works only when the elapsed play time is displayed. +R DL +RW DVD-V -RW(VR) CD AVCHD Select the item for repeat play. Depending on the disc, the •...
  • Page 90: Information Messages

    Information Messages Tips Digital Satellite Channel Information To switch information of the current programme and the next You can display the information about programmes programme (programme name, broadcast time, etc.). Press [ w , q ]. • Now: current programme With the unit stopped •...
  • Page 91: Status Messages

    Showing the Digital TEXT (MHEG) Showing Subtitles When “TXT” appears in digital satellite channel When “Subtitles” appears in digital satellite channel information information to show the Digital TEXT. to show subtitles. – Press again to hide. – Press again to hide. Notes Notes •...
  • Page 92: Convenient Functions

    Convenient Functions FUNCTION MENU display w , q to select the item. By using the FUNCTION MENU display you may • Normal: access the main functions quickly and easily. Normal output • Side cut: The black bars on the right and left sides of the 16:9 image disappear and the image is enlarged.
  • Page 93: To Pause The Tv Programme You Are Watching-Pause Live Tv

    To pause the TV programme you are Notes watching—Pause Live TV • Temporary save is stopped in following cases. – When save time exceeds 8 hours You can pause the TV programme you are watching – When there is no HDD free space using this unit’s tuner and resume later by temporarily –...
  • Page 94: Disc And Card Management

    Disc and Card Management You can manage discs through formatting, finalising Setting Protection and other operations. BD-RE BD-R RAM Accessing the Management Menus Use to prevent accidental erasure of disc. Perform preparation steps − of “Accessing the Preparation: Management Menus” (➔ left). •...
  • Page 95 Deleting All Titles Formatting Discs or Cards You can delete all titles on the disc at once. BD-RE RAM -RW(V) +RW -RW(VR) Important: Once deleted, contents cannot be recovered. BD-R +R +R DL (New disc only) BD-RE BD-R RAM Perform preparation steps −...
  • Page 96 Disc and Card Management Notes Selecting the background style—Top Menu • Do not disconnect the AC mains lead while finalising. -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW This can render the disc unusable. The background selected here will be displayed as the DVD- •...
  • Page 97: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu Channel Settings You can change the unit’s settings using Setup menu. Accessing the Setup Menu Others Setup With the unit stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. (➔ left, Accessing the Setup Menu) All factory default settings are indicated with “Underlined” text. Press [ e , r ] to select “Others”, then press [OK].
  • Page 98: Channel Settings

    Channel Settings freesat Channel List Auto Setup You can set channel list of freesat. You can start the auto setup of the other satellite services. 1 Press [ e , r ] to select “freesat Channel List”, then press [OK]. (➔...
  • Page 99: Child Lock

    Signal Strength The display for signal strength is grey. “0” means signal strength 0%, “10” means signal strength 100%. • If the signal is too strong, the display will change from grey to red. Reduce the signal amplification at your satellite dish. •...
  • Page 100: Hdd/Disc Settings

    HDD/Disc Settings DVD-Video Ratings Set a ratings level to limit DVD-Video play. Follow the on-screen instructions. Enter a 4-digit PIN with the Others Setup numbered buttons when the PIN screen is shown. It will be the common PIN for “DVD-Video Ratings”, “BD-Video Ratings”, “Child Lock”, “Parental Control”...
  • Page 101: Hdd Management

    Settings for Recording Press [OK] to show the following settings. Recording time in EP mode Select the maximum number of hours for recording in EP mode (➔ 36, Recording modes and approximate recording time). [6 hours] You can record for 6 hours on an unused 4.7 GB disc.
  • Page 102: Picture And Sound Settings

    Picture and Sound Settings Sound Others Setup e , r select “Sound” ➔ (➔ 97, Accessing the Setup Menu) All factory default settings are indicated with “Underlined” text. Sound Dynamic Range Compression Downmix Stereo Bilingual Audio Selection Picture Digital Audio Output Audio Mode for XP Recording Dolby Digital Audio Mode for DV Input...
  • Page 103: Digital Audio Output

    Digital Audio Output Audio Mode for DV Input Change the settings when you have connected equipment through Select the kind of audio when recording from the unit’s DV input the unit’s DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal (➔ 114). terminal (➔ 65). Press [OK] to show the following settings.
  • Page 104: Display And Connection Settings

    Display and Connection Settings Connection Others Setup e , r select “Connection” ➔ Connection TV Aspect 16:9 (➔ 97, Accessing the Setup Menu) Aspect for 4:3 Video All factory default settings are indicated with “Underlined” text. TV System HDMI Connection Component Resolution 576i / 480i Display...
  • Page 105: Av1 Output

    Component Resolution Tips This sets the video output resolution when using the component video terminal. To change the setting without using the menu [576i/480i] [576p/480p] [720p] [1080i] (PAL ↔ NTSC) While stopped, press and hold [ g ] and [ ; OPEN/CLOSE] on •...
  • Page 106: Network Settings

    Network Settings Proxy Server Settings (➔ 110) • Press [OK] to show the following settings. Others Setup Initialize Set the setting of the “Proxy Server Settings” back. (➔ 97, Accessing the Setup Menu) Proxy Address All factory default settings are indicated with “Underlined” text. (The initial setting is blank.) Network Settings Proxy Port Number...
  • Page 107: System Settings

    System Settings System Update In order to update this unit’s software and to support system changes made by broadcasts, this unit periodically performs Others Setup software updates. • Press [OK] to show the following settings. Software Update in Standby (➔ 97, Accessing the Setup Menu) [On] You can perform the unit updates automatically when All factory default settings are indicated with “Underlined”...
  • Page 108: Other Settings

    31 / 33 / 66 / 67 / 69 TELEFUNKEN 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 Manufacturer Code No. TEVION Panasonic 01 / 02 / 03 / 04 TEX ONDA AIWA THOMSON 10 / 15 / 44...
  • Page 109: Network Settings

    Network Settings These settings are used when you will connect this unit to a IP Address network. The connection to the Internet may take time or the internet may not be connected depending on the connection environment. It is recommended that you use a broadband Please input IP Address and press “OK”.
  • Page 110: Setting The Proxy Server

    Network Settings Setting the proxy server Setting the network service (VIERA CAST) In most cases, default settings can normally be used without Press [FUNCTION MENU]. making any changes. Press [ e , r ] to select “Others”, then press [OK]. Please use this setting when instructed to by your Internet Press [ e , r ] to select “Setup”, then press [OK].
  • Page 111: Software Update

    For Internet: Within 1 hour • If downloading on this unit fails or this unit is not connected to the Internet, then you can download the latest software from the following website and burn it to a CD-R to update the software. RQT9430...
  • Page 112: Additional Connections

    Additional Connections • Before connection, turn off the mains for all connected equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions. Adding a VCR: Connecting to a Television Adding a Digital Satellite or Cable and a Video Cassette Recorder Receiver: Connecting to a Television and a Digital Satellite or Cable Receiver RF coaxial cable 21-pin Scart cable...
  • Page 113: Using An Audio/Video Cable (Not Included)

    • You can connect this unit to a TV using the audio/video (AV) cable, S Video cable or component video cables instead of the 21- pin Scart cable (➔ 10, 11, 12, 112). Using an Audio/Video Cable (not included) Using an S Video Cable (not included) The S VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal.
  • Page 114: Using An Audio Cable (Not Included) For Better Sound

    5.0 meters or less. Regarding VIERA Link “HDAVI Control ” function This unit When connecting with a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or a receiver equipped with the “HDAVI Control” function, linked R - AUDIO - L operations would be possible. [➔ 86, Linked Operations with the TV (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control™”/Q Link)]...
  • Page 115: Network Connection

    Network connection Following function will be available when this unit is connected to the network. This document is assuming that you already have a broadband connection. This connection is not necessary if following functions are not to be used. The unit is connected to the internet when the following functions are used, which may generate communication charges depending on your internet provider.
  • Page 116: Operations That Can Be Performed Simultaneously

    Operations that can be performed simultaneously Operations that can be performed while recording or copying a title ( : Possible, –: Impossible) Playback of Playback of Playback of BD- Playback of still Playback of discs Video pictures music recorded on HDD While recording to HDD (in DR mode) –...
  • Page 117: Media (Disc/Usb Memory/Sd Card) Handling

    Media (Disc/USB Memory/SD Card) Handling Inserting Discs Inserting/Removing the SD Card Press [ ; OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tray. When the card indicator (“SD”) on the unit’s display is – Insert a disc. flashing, the card is being read from or written to. Do not turn off the unit or remove the card.
  • Page 118: Frequently Asked Questions

    Is my TV progressive output • All Panasonic televisions that have 625 (576)/50i · 50p, 525 (480)/60i · 60p − compatible? input terminals are compatible.
  • Page 119 It cannot be copied to SD card or USB memory. − MPEG-2 or AVCHD files are not • Only MPEG-2 or AVCHD on a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. will be − recognised recognised. MPEG-2 or AVCHD copied to USB memory or an SD card will not be recognised.
  • Page 120: Messages

    Messages On the Unit’s Display Page • An error has occurred. The number following “H” or “F” depends on the status of the unit. − Check the items below and in the Troubleshooting Guide. If the service number still does (“...
  • Page 121: When Removing A Recorded Disc

    The format of the card inserted is incomplete. • MPEG-2 or AVCHD will only be recognised when recorded on to the card from − Panasonic’s video camera, etc. • Files on the card are not of the right type. −...
  • Page 122: Troubleshooting Guide

    Operations are slow to respond when “Power Save” is set to “On”. • Operations are not working due to a poor-quality disc. (Try again using a Panasonic disc.) • The unit freezing due to the activation of one of its safety devices (➔ above, To restore the unit if it freezes).
  • Page 123 Power General Issues Page No power. • Insert the AC mains lead securely into a known active household mains 10, 11 socket. The unit does not turn on pressing • Linked timer recordings with external equipment is in recording standby [ ^ ].
  • Page 124 Troubleshooting Guide Operation General Issues Page Cannot operate the TV with the • Change the manufacturer code on the remote control. unit’s remote control. • It may be necessary to set the code on the remote control again after changing the batteries. Cannot operate the disc.
  • Page 125 Digital satellite broadcast General Issues Page freesat Auto Setup cannot be done • Check connections and dish alignment. The dish needs to be pointing at Astra − completely. 2 at 28.2º East, and Eurobird 1 at 28.5º East. • If the problem persists, consult your freesat registered retailer or call Freesat −...
  • Page 126 Troubleshooting Guide Picture General Issues Page The images from the unit do not • Make sure the connections are pushed in firmly. 10, 11, appear on the TV. 112, 113, Picture is distorted. • Try connecting an alternative cable. − •...
  • Page 127 Sound General Issues Page No sound. • Check the connections and the “Digital Audio Output” settings. Check the input 103, 114 mode on the amplifier if you have connected one. Low volume. • Check if TV is muted. − Distorted sound. •...
  • Page 128 • You may be able to copy a “One time only recording” title that was recorded to − DVD-RAM using a different Panasonic DVD Recorder to this unit’s HDD, but play is not possible due to copyright protection. • When recording to DVD-RAM using EP (8 hours) mode, play may not be possible on DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RAM.
  • Page 129 30 times. • The discs recorded on this unit may not be recordable on other Panasonic − DVD Recorders.
  • Page 130 − • You cannot high speed copy to DVD-R titles longer than 6 hours when using − other Panasonic DVD Recorders that are not compatible with EP (8 hours) mode recording. An unusually loud sound is coming • When high speed copying to a disc the sound of the disc rotating may be −...
  • Page 131 Editing Issues HDD and Discs Page Cannot edit. • You may not be able to edit on the HDD if there is no available space. 32, 53, Delete any unwanted titles to create empty space. 95, 101 Cannot format. • The disc is dirty.
  • Page 132 Troubleshooting Guide Other Issues Network Page I can’t connect to the network. • Has the LAN cable come unplugged? Check that the LAN cable is properly connected. • Have you plugged in a modular cable for use with a telephone into the LAN terminal on this unit? Connect with a straight LAN cable.
  • Page 133 RQT9430...
  • Page 134: Specifi Cations

    Specifications Recording system BD-RE (SL/DL): Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format Video BD-R (SL/DL): Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Video system: PAL colour signal, 625 lines, 50 fi elds DVD-RAM: DVD Video Recording format NTSC colour signal, 525 lines, 60 fi elds DVD-R: DVD-Video format Recording system: MPEG2 (Hybrid VBR)/MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 DVD-R DL (Dual Layer): DVD-Video format...
  • Page 135 SD Card Support Offi cial DivX Certifi ed product. ® Slot: SD Memory Card slot: 1 pc version Plays all versions of DivX ® video (including Compatible media: SD Memory Card , SDHC Memory Card, DivX 6) with standard playback of DivX media ®...
  • Page 136: Structure Of Folders Displayed By This Unit

    Specifications ■ Structure of folders displayed by this unit You can play MP3 and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by : Numbers making folders as shown below. However depending on the XXX: Letters method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the Card order you numbered the folders.
  • Page 137: Copyright, Etc

    If your license terminates, you agree to cease any and all use of the Gracenote Data, the Gracenote Software, and “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Gracenote Servers. Gracenote reserves all rights in Gracenote Data, Corporation and Sony Corporation.
  • Page 138: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD Film and video AVCHD is a new format (standard) for high defi nition video cameras DVD-Videos are recorded using either fi lm or video. This unit can that can be used to record and play high-resolution HD images. determine which type has been used, then uses the most suitable method of progressive output.
  • Page 139 This refers to a miniature representation of a picture used to display multiple pictures in the form of a list. VIERA CAST An information service unique to Panasonic where specifi c Web sites can be viewed on this unit by connecting to the Internet without using a PC.
  • Page 140: Safety Precautions

    The recording and playback of content on this or any other device may require permission from the owner of the copyright or other such rights in that content. Panasonic has no authority to and does not grant you that permission and explicitly disclaims any right, ability or intention to obtain such permission on your behalf.
  • Page 141 Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/ or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste. For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points, in...
  • Page 142: Index

    Index Divide Title ........54 Adjust the Audio Quality (Sound Menu) .
  • Page 143 Parental Guidance Timer Recording Child lock ........99 Check, change or delete a programme .
  • Page 144 Environment friendly printed on chlorine free bleached paper. Panasonic Corporation Web Site: RQT9430-1B Pursuant to at the directive 2004/108/EC, article 9(2) H0409FJ1059 Panasonic Testing Centre Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Winsbergring 15, 22525 Hamburg, Germany...

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