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DIGITAL TV RECORDER
MODEL
TU-R252H
OPERATION MANUAL
PRESS
Important: This product can only receive Digital Terrestrial TV signals, subject to coverage an
aerial upgrade may be required. Test your postcode followed by your house name or number to
83331* or go to
www.freeview.co.uk
(*Costs no more than a normal text).
1. Read this operational manual carefully.
2. If you still encounter a problem, please call our service help line on 0845 880 0421 during
normal weekday office hours.

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  • Page 1 DIGITAL TV RECORDER MODEL TU-R252H OPERATION MANUAL PRESS Important: This product can only receive Digital Terrestrial TV signals, subject to coverage an aerial upgrade may be required. Test your postcode followed by your house name or number to 83331* or go to www.freeview.co.uk...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INDEX POWER CORD (MAINS LEAD) ....................................2 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS ....................................3 SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES ....................................6 FUNCTIONS..........................................6 REMOTE CONTROL .......................................7 FRONT AND BACK PANEL.....................................8 GETTING STARTED .......................................9 CONNECTION DIAGRAMS.....................................9 REMOTE CONTROL & FUNCTIONS ..................................10 MENU INTERFACE.......................................12 FIRST TIME INSTALLATION....................................12 MAIN MENU ..........................................12 1. CHANNEL LIST .........................................13 1.1.
  • Page 3: Power Cord (mains Lead)

    POWER CORD (MAINS LEAD) Do not place the product where a piece of furniture or other heavy object could trap the power cord (mains lead). Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a short circuit or electric shock.
  • Page 4: Important Safeguards

    CAUTION: USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HERIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATON EXPOSURE. AS THE LASER BEAM USED IN THIS UNIT IS HARMFUL TO THE EYES, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DISASSEMBLE THE CABINET. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL ONLY. WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
  • Page 5 7. Water and Moisture Do not use this product near water–for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like. The mains plug or the appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
  • Page 6 17. Servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. 18. Damage Requiring Service Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: a.
  • Page 7: Supplied Accessories

    SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES · Operation manual · QSG (Quick Start Guide) · Remote control & 2 x R03 (AAA) batteries · 1 Scart lead Important Safety warnings • To prevent electric shock, do not remove any cover. • If anything goes wrong, don't try and fix it yourself, get a qualified service agent to look at it. •...
  • Page 8: Remote Control

    REMOTE CONTROL 1. Press the ^ mark on the cover and slide it in the direction of the arrow. 2. Insert the batteries making sure the polarities correctly match the + and - marks inside the battery compartment. 3. Attach the cover and slide it until it clicks into place. Please follow the precautions below.
  • Page 9: Front And Back Panel

    FRONT AND BACK PANEL FRONT PANEL PRESS RECORD MENU/ MENU RIGHT ON/OFF PROG DOWN VOL UP PLAY / MENU MENU MENU LEFT / PAUSE PROG VOL DOWN BACK PANEL DO NOT REMOVE AUX SCART LEFT ANTENNA 2 ANTENNA 1 TV SCART RS 232 OPTICAL OUT HDMI OUT...
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    GETTING STARTED Connect all cables before plugging in to mains. When the Digital TV Recorder is first powered up, please wait for a while before activating the receiver since booting of software will take some time. Then, the unit enters first time installation. "NOTE"...
  • Page 11: Remote Control & Functions

    REMOTE CONTROL & FUNCTIONS LIB. TIMERS GUIDE INFO TEXT BACK PQRS WXYZ MENU FAV. SUBT. WIDE PIP- PIP+ SWAP USING THE CONTROLS ON THE FRONT PANEL You can enter the main menu by pressing the menu button on the front of the unit. Then navigate through the menus with the four arrow buttons on the front of the unit and make a selection with the OK button.
  • Page 12 BUTTON FUNCTION 1. Standby ON / Standby 2. 8 Search Forward 3. LIB. Library of recordings 4. Timers Timer Setup Record button 6. Info Information-Bar 7. Direction buttons / OK Navigation / Skip 2 minutes (left/right) 8. Back / Exit Exit 9.
  • Page 13: Menu Interface

    MENU INTERFACE FIRST TIME INSTALLATION When the box is switched on from stand-by mode and if there is no channel stored in the database, First Time Installation Menu window is displayed on the screen. In this window, set the TV type with “3/4”...
  • Page 14: Channel List

    1. CHANNEL LIST Channel list is the place where the channels are managed. The following operations can be performed in this menu: 1. Navigating channel list 2. Deleting channels 3. Renaming channels 4. Adding locks to channels 5. Setting favourite list 1.1.
  • Page 15: Setting Favourite List

    1.5. SETTING FAVOURITE LIST Favourite lists provide an easy way to group programs in a customisable way. Five favourite lists are available on this product named as List1, List2, List3, List4 and List5. Ø From the channel list use “3/4” to highlight “Favourites”...
  • Page 16: Programme Options

    2.1. PROGRAMME OPTIONS In EPG menu, press OK to enter the “Programme Options” menu. 2.1.1. SELECT CHANNEL In EPG menu, using this option, you can switch to the channel of the programme which is selected. 2.1.2. RECORD / DELETE TIMER In EPG menu, after you have selected a programme, press OK and select the “Record”...
  • Page 17: Check Conflicts

    Following programmes of any selected programme as series are automatically added to the Timers menu day by- day. Sharp recommend you can check this menu regularly to ensure the series recording is continuing. 2.1.4. CHECK CONFLICTS A conflict is caused, if more than two programmes are set for recording in the same time interval or if two reminders have the same starting time (For more information, please refer to section 2.1.7.).
  • Page 18: Multiple / Alternative Timer Record

    A programme may consist of multiple events as signalled by the broadcaster (for example, a film divided into two parts by a news programme would be three events). Broadcaster Signalling carried in the data allows the recorder to identify and record the events containing the parts of a single programme.
  • Page 19: Timers

    NOTE: A conflict is caused, if more than two programmes are set for recording in the same time interval or if two reminders have the same starting time. To solve this conflict, you have to select an alternative for one of those programmes or cancel one of the reminders. NOTE: If there is still a conflict and you leave this menu by pressing OK you will see this warning message: “There are still conflicts!”.
  • Page 20: Recordings Library

    Options: If you press the OK, you can select the “Delete Timer”, “Delete Series Timer” and “Check Conflicts”. To add a Timer press YELLOW on the remote and the, “Add Timer “ windows appears. Channel: “3/4” will navigate the user through the TV or Radio list.
  • Page 21: Play Options

    Green bar: shows the free space on the hard disk. 4.1. PLAY OPTIONS 4.1.1. PLAY FROM START Plays the recording from the beginning. 4.1.2. RESUME Plays the recording from the last stopped position. 4.1.3. PLAY FROM OFFSET Plays the recording, from the time which is entered. 4.1.4.
  • Page 22: Main Title

    At this point, only the “Start recording at” and “ Stop recording at” options are active. If you have already separated chapters in the recording, you can select any chapter to begin the archiving and to stop it. If the recording is not separated into chapters, the beginning and ending time of the recording automatically become the beginning and ending time of the archiving.
  • Page 23: Chapter Options

    4.2. CHAPTER OPTIONS During playback of a recording, if you press MENU, you will get to the “Chapter Options” menu. The chapter options menu includes following options: 4.2.1. CREATE NEW CHAPTER MARK Using “5/6” select this option and press OK. To create a chapter mark. You can set a chapter mark anywhere you want.
  • Page 24: Setup

    6. SETUP The adjustments in this menu are: 6.1. RECORDINGS The internal hard drive can store up to 120 hours of digital TV broadcast (depending on the data rate of the recorded programme, which is set automatically by the broadcaster). Your DTR is fitted with a Twin Tuner and has the ability to record two events at the same time.
  • Page 25: Max Timeshift

    6.1.1. MAX TIMESHIFT Select the maximum time allowed for timeshifting. below more information on timeshifting 6.1.2. AUTO DISCARD Discard: When the HDD is full and a timer is set to record, the unit will automatically discard previous recordings based on this setting.
  • Page 26: Recording Format

    In the unlikely event that there is some problem like loss of recorded video or audio content due to an HDD malfunction, please be aware beforehand that Sharp will bear no responsibility to compensate for the content which could not be recorded or edited, for the loss of recorded or edited video, or for other related direct or indirect damages.
  • Page 27: Hard Disk Operation (recording / Playback / Time Shift Recording)

    Hard Disk Operation (Recording / Playback / Time Shift Recording) If the Recorder is used in a cold location (a location at low temperature), the drive will only allow live viewing after power is turned on until the HDD is ready. During this time, the Recorder will not allow Time Shift Viewing, recording, display of recording lists or playback of recorded programmes.
  • Page 28: Scan Encrypted Channels

    6.2.7. CHANNEL LIST Use “5/6” to go to Channel List option. Use “3/4” to toggle Channel List Mode. If you select “TV Only” you navigate through only TV channels, if you select “Radio Only” you navigate through only radio channels, if you navigate “Text Only” you navigate through only Text channels using PR+ / PR- on the remote control.
  • Page 29: Ii. Set Pin

    6.2.10.ii. SET PIN To change the PIN code for this unit. Use “5/6” on the remote control to go to “Set PIN” option. Press OK to display the “Set PIN” window. Use NUMERIC buttons to enter new pin code you will need to input your new pin a second time for verification purposes.
  • Page 30: Manual Channel Scan

    6.4.2. MANUAL CHANNEL SCAN In manual search the number of the multiplex is entered manually and only that multiplex is searched for the channels. In manual and auto search, any existing channel in the database is not re-stored to avoid redundant duplicates of that channel. To start the scan enter the channel number manually and press OK.
  • Page 31: Specific Functions Of Remote Control

    8. SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS OF REMOTE CONTROL When there is no menu active on the screen, each of the buttons have specific functions. OK BUTTON: when OK button is pressed Channel list appears on the screen. RECORD BUTTON The programs are recorded at once. Ø...
  • Page 32: Time Shifting (pause Live Recording)

    VOLUME CONTROL The volume level of the sound from the receiver can be altered with the VOL+ and VOL- buttons on the remote control handset. Pressing either button displays a bar graph of the sound volume on the TV screen.The volume level selected will remain set, even when the receiver is turned off and on again, until it is altered with VOL + and VOL - buttons.The audio volume adjustment for the receiver is independent of the volume control on your TV set.
  • Page 33 TEXT Many digital terrestrial television channels not only broadcast pictures and sound for programmes but also pages of information on the programmes, the weather, news and many other topics. This digital teletext can be displayed by the receiver.Some channels are entirely given over to digital teletext and carry no normal TV programme at all.
  • Page 34 4x3 picture on normal TV 9. SOFTWARE UPGRADE THROUGH RS232 The RS232 socket is for use by qualified Sharp engineers to install software updates and is not intended for every day use. NOTE: This unit cannot be controlled or connected to an RS-232C command system.
  • Page 35: Notes

    10. NOTES PIN CODE reminder NOTE: You need to insert the PIN code here and refer it to the pages in the manual where this is covered. NOTE: Removal of a PIN code could be subject to a service charge and if you would like to use this feature the PIN code should be written down.
  • Page 36: Trouble Shooting Guide

    DTR Helpline on 0845 880 0421 in order to obtain service or advice. Where this is not possible please visit our web site www.sharp.co.uk/customersupport.aspx Customers without Internet access may phone 0845 880 0421 during office hours.
  • Page 37: Technical Specifications

    12. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS Supply Voltage 220 - 240V AC, 50Hz Input Frequency 470 Mhz-862 Mhz Maximum Power consumption 21 W Standby Low Power Consumption Less than 3 W Operating temperature 5ºC to +40ºC Storage temperature -15ºC to +55ºC Humidity 25 to 75 % rel Physical dimensions...
  • Page 38 REMOTE CONTROL Operating Distance 10 m Max. Batteries 2x1.5V Micro (R-03/AAA) TUNERS 2 xRF In IEC 60169-2 type, female (75Ohm) 2 x RF Out (loop through) IEC 60169-2, male (75Ohm) HARD DISK Hard Disk capacity 250 GB FRONT PANEL Display Standby, Menu, Record, Play/Pause, OK, Remote Control Buttons Menu/Prog Down, Menu/Prog Up, Menu Left/ Vol...
  • Page 39: Important Notice

    13. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DIGITAL SWITCHOVER AND YOUR TV EQUIPMENT WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO ENJOY WATCHING TV DURING AND FOLLOWING DIGITAL SWITCHOVER Starting in 2008* and ending in 2012, television services in the UK will go completely digital, TV region by TV region.
  • Page 40: Information About Product Disposal

    If the product is used for business purposes and you want to discard it: Please contact your SHARP dealer who will inform you about the take-back of the product. You might be charged for the costs arising from take-back and recycling. Small products (and small amounts) might be taken back by your local collection facilities.
  • Page 41 3. To benefit from this guarantee, any fault which occurs must be notified to Sharp, or its appointed Service Facility within one year from the date this product was purchased.

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