Panasonic Diga DMR-BW780 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Diga DMR-BW780 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.
This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to air DVB channels only. It does not receive pay TV or
encrypted channels.
DVB and the DVB logos are trademarks of the DVB Project.
∫ Region management information
This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels
containing the region code "B".
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This unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels
containing the region number "4" or "ALL".


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  • Page 1 DVB and the DVB logos are trademarks of the DVB Project. ∫ Region management information BD-Video: This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels DVD- This unit plays DVD-Video marked with labels containing the region code “B”. Video: containing the region number “4” or “ALL”. Example: Example: Web Site: VQT2J69...
  • Page 2 CAUTION! THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE CLIMATES. THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR This product may receive radio interference caused by PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN mobile telephones during use. If such interference is THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN apparent, please increase separation between the product HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
  • Page 3: Included Accessories

    Getting started Included accessories Media handling Please check and identify the supplied accessories. ∫ How to hold a disc or card (Product numbers correct as of February 2010. These may Do not touch the recorded surface or the terminal surface. be subject to change.) 1 Remote control DO NOT...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    One Touch Recording ......26 Playing back from Panasonic DLNA compatible Flexible Recording....... 26 equipment .
  • Page 5 Reference About descriptions in these operating instructions ≥ These operating instructions are applicable to models DMR- BW880 and DMR-BW780. The illustrations in these Operating Instructions show images of DMR-BW880 unless otherwise indicated. [BW880] : indicates features applicable to DMR-BW880 only.
  • Page 6: Hdd And Media Information

    ∫ 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.
  • Page 7 ( 73). DVD-R DivX , JPEG, MP3 ® §1 DVD-R DL §1 [-R] [-R]DL] High Definition video recorded by Panasonic’s video camera, etc. [BD-R] [BD-RE] [RAM] BD-RE, BD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-R §1 [-R] DVD-R DL , DVD-RW §1 §1...
  • Page 8: Region Management Information

    HDD and media information ∫ Region management information Notes for the disc BD-Video: This unit plays BD-Video marked with labels containing the ∫ Play on other players region code “B”. [BD-RE] [BD-R] It can be played on the players compatible with BD-RE Example: (Ver.
  • Page 9: Sd Cards

    ≥ If the SD card is formatted on other equipment, the time necessary for camera produced by Panasonic, etc. It is not warranted that all USB recording may be longer. Also, if the SD card is formatted on a PC, you devices will meet this unit.
  • Page 10: Control Reference Guide

    Control reference guide Remote control Instructions for operations are generally described using the remote control. 1 Turn the unit on or off (  2 Select drive (HDD, BD, SD or USB) ( 3 Select channels and title numbers, etc./Enter numbers or characters (The character buttons may be used when operating VIERA CAST contents.) 4 To delete unwanted recorded titles, timer programmes,...
  • Page 11: Main Unit

    Distance: Within approx. 7 m in front of the unit 1 Standby/on switch (Í/I) ( 16, 18) 8 Connection for VCR, Panasonic’s video camera, etc. Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a 9 Open/close disc tray ( small amount of power.
  • Page 12: Connection

    When connected to an HDMI compatible unit, you can enjoy high quality, digital video and audio. ≥The HDMI connection supports VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” ( 64) when used with a compatible Panasonic TV. To household mains socket (AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz)
  • Page 13: Network Connection

    Network connection When the unit is not to be used for a long time To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket. Following function will be available when this unit is This unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it connected to the network.
  • Page 14: Other Television Connections

    Connection Other television connections COMPONENT VIDEO terminals COMPONENT VIDEO terminals can be used for either AUDIO/VIDEO terminals interlace or progressive output ( 108) and provide a purer picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal. ≥Connect to terminals of the same colour. ≥Connect to terminals of the same colour.
  • Page 15: Amplifier Connections

    Amplifier connections DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal HDMI AV OUT terminal Amplifier’s rear panel Television’s rear panel HDMI IN OPTICAL IN COAXIAL IN HDMI cable Coaxial cable Optical digital audio cable Amplifier’s rear panel HDMI OUT HDMI IN OPTICAL COAXIAL DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (PCM/BITSTREAM) This unit’s rear HDMI cable...
  • Page 16: Common Operations

    ≥When removing the SD card, press on the center of the card and pull it straight out. ≥If you connect a Panasonic product with a USB connection cable, setup screen may be displayed on connected equipment. For details, refer to the instructions for the Regarding Preparation connected equipment.
  • Page 17: Basic Operation

    Basic operation FUNCTION MENU screen This unit is basically operated via the following method. You can easily access the desired functions via the FUNCTION MENU. To select and enter Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Select an item, then press [OK]. ≥Repeat step 2 if necessary. Enter Select FUNCTION MENU...
  • Page 18: Setting

    Setting Set “Power Save” to “On”, “On Timer” or “Off”, then press [OK].   DRIVE Power Save in Standby SELECT Power Save PAGE From Standby power consumption is saved by disabling Quick Start function. Unit’s Display is set to “Automatic”. PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 19: Network Easy Settings

    ≥Network Easy Settings ( Internet Connection Test ) Network Easy Settings Display Check the following After completing “Easy setting”, you can continue to perform ≥Network connections and “Network Easy Settings”. Cannot find the settings server. (B019) ≥Settings of “IP Address / DNS Follow the on-screen instructions and make Settings”...
  • Page 20: Watching Broadcasts

    Watching digital broadcasts Watch broad casts ≥ The length of time the digital channel information is displayed can be changed. ( 80, On-Screen Information) ≥ This unit may be able to receive free cable television but it cannot  receive paid services. ...
  • Page 21: Digital Channel Information

    Digital channel information Operations whilst watching a DVB broadcast Press [STATUS To show subtitle  Press [STTL All Digital Channels 10:30 Select favourites NEWS ≥Press again to hide the subtitle. Set timer 9:00 - 11:00 Rating: G Dolby D  ...
  • Page 22: Using Tv Guide System

    Watching digital broadcasts Using TV Guide system Switch between Landscape view and Portrait view Press [GUIDE]. While displaying TV Guide screen Press [GUIDE]. FRI 01.01.2010 14:54 FRI 01.01 Landscape All Types All Digital Channels 23:00-23:45 Vacation Landscape view Time: 23:00 23:30 0:00 0:30...
  • Page 23: Pause Live Tv

    Pause Live TV You can pause the TV programme you are watching using this unit’s tuner and resume later by temporarily saving it on the HDD. ≥You can operate the “Pause Live TV” function using TV remote control if you connect this unit to TV that has “HDAVI Control 3”...
  • Page 24: Recording

    Recording digital broadcasts Recor ding Press [¥ REC] to start recording.   “REC1” or “REC2” will light DRIVE SELECT PAGE REC1 Unit’s display PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT To stop recording SKIP SLOW/SEARCH Press [∫]. STOP PAUSE PLAY/x1.3 If the following screen appears STATUS EXIT PAUSE LIVE TV...
  • Page 25: Operation During Recording

    Operation during Recording To stop recording It is necessary to display the programme you want to stop Check the recording programme on the TV screen. ( left) Press [∫]. Press [STATUS e.g., while 2 programmes simultaneous recording To pause recording Recording programme displayed on the REC1 TV screen...
  • Page 26: One Touch Recording

    Recording digital broadcasts One Touch Recording Flexible Recording (To specify a time to stop recording) (Recording that fits the remaining disc space) During recording [HDD] Press [¥ REC] on the main unit to select the The title is recorded to the size of a new DVD (4.7 GB) by automatically selecting optimal quality between XP and EP recording time.
  • Page 27: Recording Modes And Recording Contents

    Recording modes and recording contents Quality Multiple audio Subtitles Surround audio Same as broadcasted Record all multiple audio Can be recorded Surround audio as the broadcast HG, HX, HE, HL, HD quality produced by Record only one audio Cannot be recorded Surround Audio §2 conversion of broadcast...
  • Page 28: Timer Recording

    Timer recording Timer Recording 30:24 DR SAT 01.01 2010 19:10 Channel Day/Date Start Stop Drive Mode  FRI 01.01 23:00 23:45  [Prog.Name] Vacation Input Name DRIVE SELECT Prog. Type: Rating: PAGE Category/ Date/ RETURN Weekly ≥Confirm the programme (start and end time) by using a TV magazine, etc.
  • Page 29: Manually Programming Timer Recording

    Press [OK]. Manually programming timer The timer programme is stored and the timer icon recording (red) is displayed. Timer icon (red) Timer recording of the broadcast Recording disc: [HDD] Recording mode: DR, HG, HX, HE, HL, HM, XP, SP, LP, Timer Recording 30:30 DR FRI 01.01.2010 8:59...
  • Page 30: Timer Recording From Digital Channel Information

    Timer recording Notes on timer recording Timer recording from digital ≥Depending on the state of the unit, playback may stop channel information when recording begins. ≥Timer recordings do not begin while copying in normal speed mode. While watching broadcast ≥If you should turn the unit off during the timer recording, Press [STATUS the recording is continued.
  • Page 31: Confirm And Edit The Timer Programme

    To see programme information Confirm and edit the timer Press [STATUS programme Additional information is available for these programmes. Press [PROG/CHECK]. Deactivate a programme Timer Recording 30:30 DR FRI 01.01.2010 8:59 Icons Channel Name Schedule Drive/Mode Space FRI 01.08  12:20 - 13:00 World news FRI 01.15...
  • Page 32: Playing Back Video

    Playing BD-Video or DVD-Video Playi back video To enjoy BONUSVIEW or BD- Live [BD-V]   DRIVE SELECT What is BONUSVIEW? PAGE BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as picture- in-picture or secondary audio etc. What is BD-Live? In addition to the BONUSVIEW function, BD-Video allows PROG/CHECK INPUT you to enjoy more functions such as subtitles, exclusive...
  • Page 33 Enjoying BD-Live discs with Internet Some BD-Live content available on the Blu-ray Disc may require an Internet account to be created in order to access the BD-Live content. Follow the screen display or instruction manual of the disc for information on acquiring an account. Preparation ≥Network connection ( ≥Network Easy Settings (...
  • Page 34: Playing Recorded Video Contents

    Playing recorded video contents Select the title, then press [OK]. ≥Resume play function   If the following screen appears DRIVE SELECT Playback PAGE Where do you want to start playback from ? PROG/CHECK INPUT SELECT Last Stopped Beginning SKIP SLOW/SEARCH RETURN STOP...
  • Page 35: Operation During Play

    Operation during play Manual Skip ∫ Skip forward 1 minute Press [MANUAL SKIP +60s]. ≥ Depending on the media, some operations may not be possible. ∫ Skip backward 10 seconds ≥ Depending on the media, it may take time for the menu screen, pictures, Press [MANUAL SKIP -10s].
  • Page 36: Status Messages

    Playing recorded video contents Frame-by-frame Skipping the specified time (Time Slip) While paused, press [2] (2;) or [1] (;1). Each press shows the next frame. 1 Press [TIME SLIP]. 2 Select the time, then press [OK]. ≥Press and hold to change in succession forward or Play skips the specified time.
  • Page 37: Using The Direct Navigator (Video)

    Using the Screen icons DIRECT NAVIGATOR (VIDEO) Currently recording. You can quickly find the recorded titles and easily play them Title protected. by using DIRECT NAVIGATOR (VIDEO) screen. Title was not recorded due to recording Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. protection e.g., [HDD] Title cannot be played (When copying a title to the HDD, or when data Display status (Grouped Titles or All Titles) (...
  • Page 38: Direct Navigator (Video) Operation

    Playing recorded video contents DIRECT NAVIGATOR (VIDEO) To edit the group of titles operation [HDD] 1 Select the title or the group, then press the “Yellow” button. Switching of the Navigator A check mark is displayed. Repeat this step until you [HDD] select all necessary titles.
  • Page 39: Regarding Divx

    Regarding DivX Regarding DivX VOD content ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: DivX ® is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is [BD-R] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] an official DivX Certified device that plays DivX video. Visit for more information and software tools to ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: convert your files into DivX video.
  • Page 40: Editing Video

    Deleting recorded video contents Editing video Once deleted, recorded content cannot be restored to its Deleting during play original state. Make certain before proceeding. While playing Press [DEL]. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK].   DRIVE SELECT PAGE ∫ Available disc space after deleting ≥[HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] The space deleted becomes available for recording.
  • Page 41: Editing Recorded Video Contents

    Editing recorded video contents Once deleted, divided or partially deleted, recorded content Entering title name cannot be restored to its original state. Make certain before proceeding. Select “Enter Title Name” in “Edit”, then Editing titles press [OK]. 69, Entering text) [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Changing protection...
  • Page 42 Editing recorded video contents Dividing title Changing thumbnail [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [HDD] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW]  Monster Change Monster PLAY Divide Preview Finish Continue 0:00.00 0:00.22 Start play and select the image of Change Divide a thumbnail.
  • Page 43 DR File Conversion ∫ To begin the “Now” conversion: Select “Start”, then press [OK]. [HDD] ≥To cancel a “Now” conversion DR File Conversion is a function to convert the recording Press and hold [RETURN ] for more than mode of the title in DR mode. The size of the converted title 3 seconds.
  • Page 44: Create/Playback/Edit Of The Chapter

    Editing recorded video contents Create/Playback/Edit of the Editing and playing chapters Chapter Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] Select the title, then press [OPTION]. [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [-RW‹VR›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Only playback. Regarding Chapters Select “Chapter View”, then press [OK]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] You can divide a title into multiple chapters.
  • Page 45: Copying Video

    Copying titles Copyin g video Set the copy direction. 1 Select “Copy Direction”, then press [1]. 2 Set “Source”.   3 Set “Destination”. DRIVE 4 Press [2] to confirm. SELECT PAGE Copy Cancel All Source Copy Direction HDD  BD / DVD Destination BD / DVD Copy Mode...
  • Page 46 Copying titles Select the titles for the copying list Editing the copying list Select the item in step –3 ( Select the item after step –3 ( Delete All Press the “Yellow” button 1 Press [OPTION]. 2 Select the operation, then press [OK]. A check mark is displayed.
  • Page 47 Quality – Titles that have been copied to the HDD from an SD XP, SP, LP, High Definition – [RAM] card or a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with HDD (SD EP or FR Video) ( 63). Standard Normal speed – [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Titles recorded in “EP” mode and “FR Definition (recordings 5 hours or longer)”...
  • Page 48: Copying Title Playing

    Copying titles ∫ When copying to disc in normal speed Copying Title Playing mode [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] You cannot copy to the disc in the following cases. [HDD] > [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] –...
  • Page 49: Copying Hd Video (Avchd Format) From Hdd

    You can copy HD Video (AVCHD format) recorded on HDD While playing a disc, the content being played is copied to by a Panasonic video camera etc. to a disc. the HDD according to the set time. After performing steps –...
  • Page 50: Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures Still picture ∫ Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [SD] [USB] (PICTURE) appearance ∫ [HDD] [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Still pictures copied from SD cards and USB memories are grouped by the shooting date on Pictures by Date screen. ∫...
  • Page 51: Start Slideshow

    ∫ While displaying a still picture Start Slideshow Rotate RIGHT, Rotate LEFT You can display still pictures one by one at a constant interval. ≥Rotation information will not be stored depending on the disc or card. You can also start with the “Blue” button. To stop the slideshow Zoom in, Zoom out Press [RETURN...
  • Page 52: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] ∫ Editing an album or date: Select the album or date, then press ∫ [HDD] [OPTION]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 50, Switching the DIRECT NAVIGATOR (PICTURE) appearance ∫ [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] Insert the disc or the SD card. ∫...
  • Page 53: Still Pictures Operation

    Still pictures operation Change the date of a folder [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] After performing steps 1–3 ( (Pictures by Date only) Copy to Album 1 Select “Change Date”, then press [OK]. [HDD] [BD-RE] [RAM] 2 Select the item and change the date. 1 Select “Copy to Album”...
  • Page 54: Copying Still Pictures

    Copying still pictures Copying automatically Copying using the copying list [SD] > [HDD] [HDD] ,-. [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] This unit saves information about imported still pictures. [SD] ,-. [BD-RE] [RAM] Therefore, if still pictures are imported from the same SD [USB] >...
  • Page 55 Select “Start Copying”, then press [OK]. ≥[Only when copied with “By Picture ( Album )” from [HDD] to [BD-RE] [RAM] [SD] or from [BD-RE] [RAM] to [HDD] [SD]] When specifying another album as the copying destination, select the album. Album New album Select “Yes”, then press [OK] to start copying.
  • Page 56: Music

    Playing music/Copying music to HDD Music When copying to HDD [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB]> [HDD] Press the “Blue” button. ≥Music CD: All tracks in the CD will be recorded. ≥[-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] (MP3) : All tracks in the folder will be e.g., Music CD recorded.
  • Page 57: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    To find a folder (MP3 only) Select the item, then press [OK]. While the Track List is displayed  Press [OPTION]. Artists 2 Select “Select Folder”, then press [OK].  Albums 0.09  DIRECT NAVIGATOR Select Folder My Favourites CD ( MP3 ) F 3/6 ...
  • Page 58: Operations During Music Play

    Playing music/Copying music to HDD Operations during music play Display Still Pictures (Slideshow) Pictures stored on the “Album” of the HDD can be played [HDD] [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] back as slideshow during playback of the music. Stop Press [∫]. ≥How to create an Album (Picture) ( 53, Copy the Pause...
  • Page 59: Editing Music/Playlist

    Editing music/playlist Editing music Deleting ≥While displaying “Track List” screen [HDD] 1 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 2 Select “Delete”, then press [OK]. Select “Music” in “Playback Contents”, then press [OK]. Editing name DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music Menu MUSIC Select “Edit Album Name”, “Edit Track Total Tracks 53...
  • Page 60: With Other Equipment

    Recording from external equipment With Other Equip ment Recording from a video Recording broadcasts from Set equipment Top Box ≥Turn off the unit and other video equipment before Recording disc: [HDD] connecting. Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP e.g., Connecting to the AV2 or DV input terminals on the When connecting the Set Top Box ( front While stopped...
  • Page 61: Manual Recording

    Manual recording To stop recording Press [∫]. Recording disc: [HDD] Recording mode: XP, SP, LP, EP ≥ It is not possible to operate the unit from DV equipment. While stopped ≥ The DV input cannot be connected to a computer, etc. Press [INPUT SELECT] to select the input ≥...
  • Page 62: Copy The Hd Video Or The Sd Video

    Copying HD Video (AVCHD format) It is possible to copy the HD video (AVCHD format) recorded on the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. to the HDD or disc. AVCHD (Disc) > [HDD] AVCHD (SD card, video camera, etc.) > [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R]...
  • Page 63: Copying Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    ] for 3 seconds. ≥ You cannot playback SD Video on an SD card or in the HDD of the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with this unit. You must copy the files to the HDD or a DVD-RAM. ≥ You cannot playback or record while copying SD Video.
  • Page 64: Convenient Functions

    When you set the TV to standby mode, the unit is also that offers linked operations of this unit, and a automatically set to standby mode. Panasonic TV (VIERA) or receiver under “HDAVI ≥Power off link function does not work when recording, Control”. You can use this function by connecting the copying, finalising etc.
  • Page 65 §1 “HDAVI Control 5” is the newest standard (current as of December, 2009) for Panasonic’s HDAVI Control compatible equipment. This standard is compatible with Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI You can operate this unit using buttons on the TV remote equipment.
  • Page 66: Dlna Feature

    7 Access this unit from the connected DLNA compatible equipment within 10 minutes. ≥Up to 4 devices can be registered. Even if it is Panasonic equipment, you may not be This unit able to register from “Home Network ( DLNA ) Settings”.
  • Page 67 ≥ Files not on the HDD cannot be played back. ≥ Music cannot be played back. ≥ Editing is not possible. (Only delete can be performed from Panasonic equipment) ≥ Programme being recorded cannot be played back.
  • Page 68: Enjoying Viera Cast

    Press [VIERA CAST]. permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the services. ≥Message is displayed. Please read these ≥...
  • Page 69: Entering Text

    Entering text Preparation To end partway ≥Show Enter Title Name screen. Press [RETURN Text is not added. Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a character, then press [OK]. For your reference The name of the DVD-Video that will be displayed in the top menu after finalisation is previewed.
  • Page 70: Playback Menu

    Playback menu Audio Channel Common procedures 36, Changing audio) With some discs, you may only be able to make changes § Press [DISPLAY]. using the menus ( 32) on the disc. e.g., Disc Audio Selection eng (Dolby D) Audio attribute Play Picture LPCM/...
  • Page 71 Picture menu—Change the picture Sound menu—Change the sound quality effect Mode Sound Effects Select the picture quality mode during play. ≥Re-master 1 Normal: Default setting ≥Re-master 2 (Discs record at 48 kHz or less) Soft: Soft picture with fewer video artifacts This feature gives you a more natural sound by adding Fine: Details are sharper...
  • Page 72: Disc And Card Management

    Disc and card management [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] [+RW] Delete all titles [-RW‹VR›] [SD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] While stopped After performing steps 1–3 ( left) Press [FUNCTION MENU]. 1 Select “Delete all titles”, then press [OK]. Select “Others”, then press [OK].
  • Page 73: Top Menu

    After performing steps 1–3 ( ≥ [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R] [+R]DL] If you finalise discs recorded on 1 Select “Auto-Play Select”, then press Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background selected as [OK]. “Top Menu” may not be displayed.
  • Page 74: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings You can change the unit’s settings using Setup menu. Digital TV Tuning ≥The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. ∫ Favourites Edit Common procedures You can create four Favourites of channels for viewing and recording easier.
  • Page 75: Channel List

    ∫ Channel List ∫ Manual Tuning You can edit the Channel List to change the channel skip You can set each channel manually that the Auto Setup setting or channel number assignments. could not complete successfully. Digital TV Channel List Digital TV Manual Tuning Physical Channel Signal Quality...
  • Page 76: Hdd / Disc

    Play Video ( AVCHD ) on BD-RE / BD-R amplification at your aerial. Set when you are playing a disc that has High Definition video (AVCHD) recorded by the Panasonic’s video ∫ New Channel Message camera, etc. and High Definition quality title that was When a new DVB channel is added, this unit will be recorded on this unit.
  • Page 77 ∫ Settings for Recording BD / DVD Speed for High Speed Copy Recording time in EP mode Select the speed of high-speed copying. Select the maximum number of hours for recording in If “Normal ( Silent )” is selected, the time required for EP mode ( 101, Recording modes and approximate copying will double (approximately).
  • Page 78: Picture

    Changing the unit’s settings Picture Sound ∫ Still Mode ∫ Dynamic Range Compression Select the type of picture shown when you pause play [BD-V] [DVD-V] 107, Frames and fields). Change the dynamic range for late night viewing. Automatic ∫ Downmix Field Select if jittering occurs when “Automatic”...
  • Page 79: Digital Audio Output

    ∫ Digital Audio Output ∫ Audio Type for XP Recording Choose the audio type when recording or copying with XP PCM Down Conversion mode. Select how to output audio with a sampling frequency ≥The picture quality of LPCM recordings may be lower than of 96 kHz.
  • Page 80: Display

    Changing the unit’s settings Display Connection ∫ On-Screen Information Depending on the connected equipment, some items may be shaded in grey on the display and cannot be selected, or Choose the approximate time until the digital channel you may not be able to change the settings. information screen ( 21) disappears automatically.
  • Page 81: Network

    ≥Select “Off” when you do not want to use “HDAVI Control”. Home Network ( DLNA ) Settings You will be able to access this unit from Panasonic ∫ Component Resolution DLNA compatible equipment on the network by registering them to this unit. (...
  • Page 82: Others

    ∫ Remote Control Change the remote control code on the main unit and the ∫ PIN Entry remote control if you place other Panasonic products close You can set/change the PIN. ( together. ≥Use “BD 1”, the factory set code, under normal circumstances.
  • Page 83: Language Code List

    ∫ System Update ( Language code list Software Update in Standby Enter the code with the numbered buttons. When you set this unit to standby mode, software (firmware) updates are downloaded automatically at the Abkhazian: 6566 Gujarati: 7185 Rhaeto-Romance: time you have specified. Afar: 6565 Hausa:...
  • Page 84: Software (Firmware) Update

    – For Internet: Within 1 hour ≥ You can also download the latest software (firmware) from the following website and burn it to a CD-R to update the software (firmware). New software version has been found. The software will be updated automatically ≥...
  • Page 85: Other Settings

    Other Settings Manufacturer and Code No. Switch the aspect ratio of the screen Brand Code Brand Code Panasonic 01/02/03/04 NOBLEX AIWA When black bars are shown at the top, bottom, left, and right NOKIA 25/26/27/60/61 AKAI 27/30 sides of the screen, you can enlarge the image to fill the...
  • Page 86: Troubleshooting

    Messages on the unit’s display Troubl eshooti The following messages or service numbers appear on the PROG FULL unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. There are already 32 timer programmes. Delete unnecessary timer programmes. ( (“∑”...
  • Page 87 The HDMI connection acts unusually. – The connected equipment is not HDMI compatible. – Please use HDMI cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover). – The HDMI cable is damaged. HDMI cannot be output because you are connected to a model that does not support copyright protection.
  • Page 88: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the following checks. If Displays you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions. The display is dim. Updating to the latest software (firmware) may solve the Change “Unit’s Display”...
  • Page 89: Tv Screen And Video

    TV screen and video There is a lot of after-image when playing video. Screen size is wrong. Set “HD optimizer” in the Picture menu to “Off”. ( Use the television to change the aspect. If your television does not have that function, set “HDMI Video Mode” in The images from this unit do not appear on the Setup menu to “Off”...
  • Page 90: Operation

    Troubleshooting guide Operation Recording, timer recording and copying The remote control doesn’t work. The remote control and main unit are using different Cannot record. codes. Change the code on the remote control. ( Cannot copy. 1 Press and hold [OK] and the Some broadcasts are copyright protected.
  • Page 91: Play

    An unusually loud sound is coming from the Cannot playback BD-Live rotating disc. Playback of BD-Live is required for Internet access and If you want copy to perform more quietly, select “Normal SD card. ( Silent )” in “BD/DVD Speed for High Speed Copy” in the Setup menu.
  • Page 92: Edit

    Troubleshooting guide Edit The available recording time doesn’t The contents of the USB memory cannot be increase even after deleting titles on the read. disc. Remove the USB memory from the USB port and then Available space on BD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, +R, or insert again.
  • Page 93: Broadcast

    Broadcast To reset this unit Picture regularly breaks up on some To return all the settings other than the main channels. ones to the factory preset Adjust the aerial reception with “Manual Tuning” in the Perform “Shipping Condition” or “Default Settings” in the Setup menu.
  • Page 94: Reference

    Unit care Refere ∫ When cleaning this unit HDD (Hard disk drive) handling care ≥Wipe with a soft, dry cloth. ≥Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this The HDD is a high precision recording instrument and unit. because of its long recording capability and high speed ≥Before using chemically treated cloth, carefully read the operation it is a very special device that is easily susceptible...
  • Page 95: Operations That Can Be Performed

    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 still Playback of HDD music recorded discs pictures on HDD While recording to HDD in DR mode –...
  • Page 96: Audio Information

    Audio information The digital audio output might be different depending on the terminal connected to the amplifier/receiver and the setting of this unit. ( 79, Digital Audio Output) ≥The number of channels listed is the maximum possible number of output channels. ∫...
  • Page 97: Structure Of Folders Displayed By This Unit

    Structure of folders displayed by this unit You can play DivX, MP3 and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by making folders as shown below. However depending on the method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you numbered the folders. [BD-R] Structure of DivX folders [-R] [-R]DL] [CD] [USB] Structure of MP3, still picture or DivX folders Prefix with 3-digit numbers in the order you...
  • Page 98: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications are subject to change without notice. ∫ Audio ∫ General Recording system: Dolby Digital 2ch (XP, SP, LP, EP mode), Dimensions (WkHkD): Linear PCM (XP mode), [BW880] Dolby Digital Max 5.1ch (DVB-T) 430 mmk66 mmk238 mm (DR, HG, HX, HE, HL, HM mode) (excluding the projecting parts) MPEG 2ch (DR mode) 430 mmk66 mmk249 mm...
  • Page 99 ∫ Region code: ∫ Recordable discs DVD: BD-RE (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 2.1) Region B BD-R (SL/DL): 1-2X SPEED (Ver. 1.1), 1-4X SPEED (Ver. 1.2), ∫ Playable discs 1-6X SPEED (Ver. 1.3), BD-RE (SL/DL): BD-RE Ver. 2.1 conforming, JPEG 1-2X SPEED LTH type (Ver. 1.2), BD-R (SL/DL): BD-R LTH TYPE Ver.
  • Page 100: About Divx/Mpeg2/Avchd/Jpeg/Mp3 Files

    Specifications ∫ JPEG About DivX/MPEG2/AVCHD/ Playable media HDD, BD-RE (SL/DL), DVD-RAM, JPEG/MP3 files DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R, CD-RW, SD Card, USB device Format JPEG conforming DCF ∫ DivX (Design rule for Camera File system) § Playable media BD-R, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R, Compatible pixels Between 34k34 and CD-RW, USB device...
  • Page 101: Recording Modes And Approximate Recording Times

    Recording modes and approximate recording times Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may become shorter than indicated. Recording Mode [HDD] [BD-RE] [BD-R] [RAM] [-R] [-R]DL] [-RW‹V›] [+R]DL] Single Dual Layer Single- Double- [BW880] [BW780] (8.5 GB) [+R] (500 GB) (250 GB) Layer...
  • Page 102: Licenses

    At least three (3) years from delivery of products, Panasonic will give to any third party who contacts us at SDXC Logo is a trademark of SD-3C, LLC. the contact information provided below, for a charge no...
  • Page 103 ® Gracenote Proprietary Legends HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and music and video-related data from Corporation. Gracenote, Inc., copyright © 2000 to present Gracenote. Gracenote Software, copyright © 2000 to present Gracenote. One or more patents owned by Gracenote apply to this product and service.
  • Page 104: Safety Precautions

    Placement device may require permission from the owner of the copyright or other such rights in that content. Panasonic has Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, no authority to and does not grant you that permission and high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration.
  • Page 105: Limited Warranty

    Limited Warranty VQT2J69...
  • Page 106: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD Dolby Digital AVCHD is a new format (standard) for High Definition video This is a method of coding digital signals developed by cameras that can be used to record and play high-resolution Dolby Laboratories. Apart from stereo (2-channel) audio, HD images.
  • Page 107 Finalise IP address A process that makes play of a recorded CD-R, CD-RW, A set of numbers which distinguish each PC on the network DVD-R, etc. possible on equipment that can play such when, for example, connected to the Internet. When using a media.
  • Page 108 Glossary Pan&Scan/Letterbox Subnet mask In general, BD-Video and DVD-Video are produced with the Enables efficient network use. A set of numbers which intention that they be viewed on a widescreen television identify which part of the IP address allocated to every (16:9 aspect ratio), so images often don’t fit regular (4:3 device connected to the router is the network portion.
  • Page 109: Index

    Index Accessories DIRECT NAVIGATOR Batteries ........3 Operations .
  • Page 110 Index HD Video (AVCHD format) Operations ....100 Copy ........62 Copying titles .
  • Page 111 Specifications .......98 Standby Power Save ..... .18, 82 Recording .
  • Page 112 Panasonic Corporation Web Site: VQT2J69 F0210MD0 © Panasonic Corporation 2010...

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