COMMERCIAL ADVANCE is a Jerry Iggulden invention licensed in association with TeleVentions, LLC.” DV-DS161E (UK) Model No. DV-DS81E (UK) Dear customer T h a n k y o u f o r p u r c h a s i n g t h i s p r o d u c t . F o r optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions carefully.
CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: THESE SERVICING INSTRUC- TIONS ARE FOR USE BY QUALIFIED SER- VICE PERSONNEL ONLY. TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT PER- FORM ANY SERVICING OTHER THAN THAT CONTAINED IN THE OPERATING INSTRUC- TIONS UNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED TO DO Caution: The apparatus shoul exposed to water (dripping or splashing)
Important for United Kingdom The mains lead on this equipment is supplied with a moulded plug incorporating a fuse, the value of which is indicated on the pin face of the plug. Should the fuse need to be replaced, an ASTA or BSI approved BS1362 fuse must be used of the same rating.
Remote Control Operation ....9 Card useable on this unit (DV-DS161E only) ..10 Disc-related terms ..... .11 Front Panel .
Recording ......44-52 About DVD recording ....44 About HDD recording .
Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future refer- ence. This manual provides information on the operation and maintenance of your recorder. Should the unit require service, contact an authorized service location. Symbol Used in this Manual The lightning flash symbol alerts you to the presence of dangerous voltage within the prod-...
Accessories Check for the supplied accessories below. • Video and Audio Cables • RF Cable for TV • Batteries for Remote Control (AAA Size) Dispose of batteries according to local environmental regulations. Do not put them in the household rubbish. Recordable and Playable Discs DVD-RW •...
The recordable DVD discs (Example) DVD-R DVD+R Maxell (4x, 8x) Maxell (4x, 8x) SONY (8x, 16x) SONY (2.4x, 4x, 8x, 16x) TDK (4x, 8x) TDK (4x) Verbatim (4x, 8x) Mitsubishi (4x, 8x) Panasonic (2x, 4x) Ricoh (2x, 4x, 8x) Note: If a DVD-RW/DVD+RW disc is recorded using a personal computer or other DVD recorder, you cannot format the disc using this recorder.
If the recorder fails to record or play back because of a fault, Hitachi will not accept any responsibil- ity for compensation for HDD contents (recorded program data, etc.) or loss of them, or any direct or indirect damage.
Card useable on this unit (DV-DS161E only) • Compact Flash Card (CF) • Micro Drive (MD) • Secure Digital Card (SD) • Multi Media Card (MMC) • SmartMedia Card (SMC) • xD-Picture Card (xD) • Compatible with: FAT 12, FAT 16, or FAT 32 •...
Disc-related terms DVD-RAM DVD-RAM disc can be formatted in DVD-Video Recording format (VR mode). This type of disc is able to be rewritten and edited. DVD +R (Double Layer) Double layer recording technology offers two record- able layers on a single DVD disc, providing nearly dou- ble the capacity of 4.7GB single layer DVDs.
Connect the DV output of a digital camcorder. o PROG. (V/v) Scans up or down through memorized channels. p MEMORY CARD Slot 1 (DV-DS161E only) Insert a memory card (CF/MD). q MEMORY CARD Slot 2 (DV-DS161E only) (page 10, 37, 40) Insert a memory card (SD/MMC/SMC/xD).
Remote Control 0-9 numerical buttons: (page 31, 58) Selects numbered options in a menu. b / B / v / V (left/right/up/down): Selects an option in the menu. v / V (up/down): Scans up or down through memorized chan- nels. A-B: (page 32) Repeat sequence.
Hookup and Settings Rear Panel a AERIAL Connect the aerial to this terminal. b AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) Connect to a TV with audio inputs. c VIDEO OUT Connect to a TV with video inputs. d COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN (Y Pb Pr) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs.
Connections to Your TV • Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. • When using the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT/ PRO- GRESSIVE SCAN jacks, set the VIDEO OUTPUT switch to COMPONENT. When using the SCART jack, set the VIDEO OUTPUT switch to RGB.
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 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).
Accessory Audio/Video Connections Connecting a PAY-TV/Canal Plus Decoder You can watch or record PAY-TV/Canal Plus pro- grammes 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 the program’s [Decoder On/Off] option to [On] on the Setup menu.
Connecting to the INPUT 3 or INPUT 4 Jacks Connect the input jacks (AV3, AV4) on the recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory compo- nent, using audio/video cables. Note: If you use the S-VIDEO IN jack on the front panel, the VIDEO IN jack on the front panel is not available.
Using the Home Menu From the Home Menu screen you can access all the Media (HDD, DISC, MEMORY CARD) for playback and recording of the recorder. 1. Press HOME to display the Home Menu screen. 2. Use the v / V and ENTER buttons to select a media you want.
Program Edit You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, move, etc.). 1. Select [Program Edit] option then press B. 2. Press ENTER while [Edit] is selected. The Program List menu appears. 3. Use v / V to select a PR number then press ENTER.
Auto Clock Set When Channel auto search is completed the actual Time and Date are also set automatically. If the time in the recorder display is not correct, the clock must be set manually. 1. Select [Clock set] option then press B. 2.
(Rating, Password, and Area Code) • [HDD format] Initializes the HDD (Hard Disk Drive): everything recorded on the HDD will be erased. • [M/C format] (DV-DS161E only) Initializes the M/C (Memory Card): everything recorded on the Memory Card will be erased.
Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle • [Original]Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded. • [Other] To select another language, press number buttons then ENTER to enter the corresponding 4-digit number according to the language code list in the reference chapter (see page 66). If you enter the wrong language code, press CLEAR.
Lock (Parental Control) Settings Rating Some movies contain scenes that may not be suitable for children to view. Many of these discs contain parental control information that applies to the com- plete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. Movies and scenes are rated from 1 to 8, depending on the area.
DivX ® Registration Code DivX We provide you the DivX ® VOD (Video On Demand) registration code that allows you to rent and purchase videos using the DivX ® VOD service. For more infor- mation, visit www.divx.com/vod. 1. Select [DivX Reg. Code] option then press B. 2.
DV Recording Audio You need to set this if you have a camcorder using 32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN jack. Some digital camcorders have two stereo tracks for audio. One is recorded at the time of shooting; the other is for overdubbing after shooting.
Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or com- puter equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing DISC MENU/LIST or TITLE MENU.
Playback General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the recorder. Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, the symbol appears on the TV screen, indi- cating that the operation is not permitted by the recorder or is not available on the disc.
“COMMERCIAL ADVANCE is a registered trademark ® of TeleVentions, LLC. COMMERCIAL ADVANCE Jerry Iggulden invention licensed in association with TeleVentions, LLC.” About COMMERCIAL ADVANCE COMMERCIAL ADVANCE ® is a feature in video recorders that automatically skips or scans most com- mercial messages during replay of a recorded televi- sion broadcast.
Setting CA PLAYBACK This setting tells the recorder whether or not to auto- matically start skipping or scanning when a commer- cial group start point is reached during playback. Perform the following setting while the recorder is in the stop mode: 1.
HDD, DVD, DivX ® file or Video CD Playback Setup • Turn the TV on and select the video input source connected to the recorder. • Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select the input source connected to the recorder. 1.
Slow Motion 1. Press X (PAUSE/STEP) during playback. The DVD player will now go into PAUSE mode. 2. Use the m / M (SCAN) to select the required speed. DVD, HDD; 4 steps (forward and backward) Video CD; 3 steps (forward only) 3.
Marker Search Video To enter a Marker You can start playback from up to six memorized points. To enter a marker, press MARKER at the desired point on the disc. The Marker icon appears on the TV screen briefly. Repeat to enter up to six mark- ers.
Changing the Audio Channel DivX Press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during play- back to hear a different audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT). With DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode and HDD that have both main and Bilingual audio channels, you can switch among Main (L), Sub (R), or Main+sub (L+R) by pressing AUDIO.
Playing a DivX ® Movie File The recorder can play Divx ® files on HDD, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM or DVD±R/RW discs. Before playing DivX files, read “About DivX ® movie files” on page 36. Note: This recorder cannot play back the DivX Memory Card.
About DivX ® movie files DivX ® disc compatibility with this recorder is limit- ed as follows: • Available resolution size of the DivX 720x576 (W x H) pixel. • This recorder cannot play back the DivX the Memory Card. •...
Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file The recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files on HDD, Memory Card, CD-ROM, DVD±R/RW or CD-R/RW discs. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “About MP3/WMA audio files” on page 38. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears.
Repeat Audio CDs - Repeat Track/All/Off Press REPEAT to select a desired repeat mode. • TRACK: repeats the current track. • ALL: repeats all the tracks on the disc. • OFF (No display): does not play repeatedly. MP3/WMA - Repeat Track/Folder/Off Press REPEAT to select a desired repeat mode.
Program Playback with Audio CD/MP3/WMA Program Playback enables you to make custom playlists of Audio CD or MP3/WMA tracks. Programs can contain up to 99 Audio CD tracks or 256 MP3/WMA files. 1. Use v / V to select a track/file (or folder) on the Audio CD or Music menu.
Viewing a JPEG File The recorder can play JPEG files on the CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, HDD, or Memory Card (DV-DS161E only). Before playing JPEG recordings, read “About JPEG image files” on page 41. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears.
View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the Photo menu (Refer to “Photo menu options” on page 40). 2. Press ENTER. The Slide Show menu appears. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: •...
The menu options appear on the menu. 3. Select [Delete] option then press ENTER. The selected file(s) is deleted from HDD or Memory Card (DV-DS161E only). Naming a file You can name MP3/WMA files on the HDD or Memory Card independently. Names can be up to 32 charac- ters long.
Copying a file(s) to another media or folder You can copy a file(s)/folder(s) to another media or folder. 1. Select a file you wish to copy on the menu. You can select all files and folders on the menu by pressing CLEAR button.
Recording About DVD recording Notes: • This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or CD-RW discs. • Our company takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power outages, defective discs, or damage to the Recorder. • Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance.
Notes for recording time • When recording a TV broadcast, if the reception is poor or the picture contains interference, the record- ing times may be shorter. • The recording time available may decrease if you heavily edit a disc. •...
Time Shift Do not miss a scene from a live broadcast. If the tele- phone rings while you are watching your favorite live broadcast, just press “TIMESHIFT” and “X (PAUSE/STEP)” before answering the phone. The timeshift function will be activated and the broadcast is then recorded for later viewing.
Basic Recording from a TV Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc is full or you stop the recording. Note: When recording on DVD: You must load a recordable disc for DVD recording. 1.
Timer Recording This recorder can be programmed to record up to 16 programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be recorded, the starting and ending time. Note: If you use a completely blank disc for timer recording, you must format the disc before starting timer record- ing.
VIDEO Plus+ ® System This system makes programming timer recordings very simple. Most TV guides publish VIDEO Plus+ pro- gramming numbers with their program details. If you want to make a timer recording of a program, you just input the corresponding VIDEO Plus+ programming number.
Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the recorder is turned on. Press TIMER REC twice. • Use v / V to select a timer recording. • Press ENTER to edit the selected program. Timer Record menu appears. •...
Recording from DV Input Before DV dubbing You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and control signals. • This recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVC-SD, DV25) camcorders.
Simultaneous recording and playback Playback another title during recording Playback and recording for both DVD and built in hard disk drive (HDD) are completely independent. For example, you can record to either the DVD or HDD source and play back video from the other source at the same time.
Title List and Editing Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview Using the Title List menu, you can search for recorded titles and edit them. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, or the HDD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.
1 2 3 1. Menu options: To display menu option, select a title or chapter then press ENTER. The options dis- played differ depending on the disc type. • [Combine] Combines two titles or chapters into one (page 59, 60). •...
Original and Playlist Editing (VR Mode) Is editing a DVD like editing a video tape? No. When you edit a video tape you need one video deck to play the original tape and another to record the edits. With DVD, you edit by making a ‘Playlist’ of what to play and when to play it.
Making a New Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later — see Deleting an Original or Playlist title/chap- ter on page 57).
Deleting an Original or Playlist Title/Chapter Video When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu, you only remove it from the Playlist; the title/chapter remains in the Original menu. If you choose to delete a title or chapter from the Original (title/chapter) menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available for recording increases.
Naming a Title Video You can name Original and Playlist titles independent- ly. Names can be up to 32 characters long. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the menu.
Sort This function allows you to access show listings organized by Date, Title, or Category on the Title List- HDD menu. So you can find title you want to watch easily. 1. Choose any title on the Title List-HDD menu, then press ENTER.
Divide Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. 1. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to divide then press ENTER. The menu options appear on the left side of the screen. 2.
Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Note: This function is not available if there is only one chap- ter. 1. Select a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist menu. 2.
Dubbing Before Dubbing Use the copying features of this recorder to: • Back up important recordings stored on the HDD to a DVD. • Make a DVD copy of a recording on the HDD to play in another player. • Transfer video from a DVD to the HDD for editing. •...
Dubbing from HDD to DVD 1. On the Title List-HDD menu, select a title you want to dub then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the screen. 2. Use v / V to select [Dubbing] option then press ENTER.
One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD) The One Touch Copy feature copies the currently playing title from the HDD to DVD. The whole title is copied, regardless of where in the title you start copy- ing. The recorder copies at the maximum speed possi- ble.
Reference Additional Information Overwriting Recording To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc. 1. Select input source you want to record (TV chan- nel, AV1-4, DV).
Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Abkhazian 6566 Afar 6565 Afrikaans 6570 Albanian 8381 Ameharic 6577 Arabic 6582 Armenian 7289 Assamese 6583 Aymara 6588 Azerbaijani 6590...
Controlling other TVs with the remote You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-Hitachi TVs as well. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufac- turer code.
Manufacturer Code Number CS-ELECTRONICS 064 DAEWOO 051 108 120 127 170 DANSAI 010 219 DE GRAAF 108 134 DECCA 070 108 159 161 162 184 189 190 206 DECCAVIDEO DUAL DUMONT ELBE 058 144 157 160 192 246 ELBIT 108 248 ELECTROVENDA ELEKTRONIKA ELIN...
Manufacturer Code Number OSAKE OTTO-VERSAND 002 005 009 014 059 060 081 082 083 085 092 097 098 100 101 108 109 111 PAEL PANASONIC 002 003 005 167 168 229 PATHE CINEMA PATHE MARCONI 173 179 225 239 PHILCO 090 108 139 144 148 165 204 PHILIPS 065 066 067 068 069 092 108 109 111...
Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom No power. • The power cord is disconnected. No picture. • TV/DVD mode for the recorder is set to • [Progressive Scan: ON] is specified. •...
Symptom • The disc was recorded in Video mode. Cannot play a disc recorded using this • Some players will not play even a final- recorder on another ized disc recorded in Video mode. player. • The disc was recorded in VR mode, •...
DVD+R DL (8.5GB): Approx. 1 hour 50 minutes (XP mode), 3 hours 40 minutes (SP mode), 7 hours 10 minutes (LP mode), 10 hours 30 minutes (EP mode) DV-DS161E HDD (160GB): Approx. 48 hours (XP mode), 84 hours (SP mode), 156 hours (LP mode), 233 hours (EP mode) DV-DS81E HDD (80GB): Approx.
BATTERY SAFETY GUIDELINES ALWAYS Store unused batteries in their packaging and away from metal objects which may cause a short- circuit resulting in leakage or, in extreme cases, fire or even an explosion. NEVER Never attempt to recharge ordinary batteries, either in a charger or by applying heat to them.
SOME DOS AND DON’TS ON THE SAFE USE OF EQUIPMENT This equipment has been designed and manufactured to meet international safety standards but like any elec- trical equipment, care must be taken if you are to obtain the best results and safety is to be assured. DO read the operating instructions before you attempt to use the equipment.
Please note that evidence of the date of purchase will be required before service under guarantee is carried out. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights. In all cases of difficulty consult your Hitachi dealer. HITACHI EUROPE LTD. Consumer Affairs Department...
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