Panasonic Diga DMR-BW850 Operating Instructions Manual

Panasonic Diga DMR-BW850 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.
Trademark of the DVB Digital Video Broadcasting Project
Declaration of Conformity No. 6629, 19th February 2009
This Blu-ray Disc Recorder is for viewing and recording free to view channels only, not pay TV or encrypted channels.
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 "4" or "ALL".

Operating Instructions

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Blu-ray Disc Recorder DMR-BW850 Model No. 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.
  • Page 2: Characteristics Of This Unit

    Characteristics of this unit Record with High Definition Copy to Blu-ray Disc It is possible to record in high definition quality It can record in high definition quality in when the broadcast is high definition. addition to large volume recording. Blu-ray Disc 2 programmes Simultaneous Recording VIERA CAST...
  • Page 3: Included Accessories

    Included accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. (Product numbers correct as of June 2009. These may be subject to change.) (N2QAYB000345) 1 Remote control 2 Batteries 1 AC mains lead 1 RF coaxial cable 1 Audio/video cable for remote control For use with this unit only.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting started Title Getting started Recording Characteristics of this unit ......2 Important notes for recording .....26 Included accessories .
  • Page 5 Still pictures Others Still pictures Convenient functions Playing still pictures......60 Entering text ........74 Useful functions during still picture play.
  • Page 6: 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 fi...
  • Page 7: Recording And Copying Programmes

    Recording and copying programmes This unit will record the high definition quality programmes of the digital broadcast onto the HDD with high quality image and audio as they were broadcasted. Perform the copy using an appropriate disc and mode for your purpose. Programmes in high definition (HD) quality Goal! Recording...
  • Page 8: Hdd And Discs You Can Use For Recording And Play

    HDD and disc information 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 9 (➡ 84). Note recorded with this unit or with another Panasonic DVD Recorder may be incompatible. +R +R DL However, discs that are fi nalised are compatible and can be played. 8X Speed +RW disc is not supported.
  • Page 10: Play-Only Discs

    Set “Play Video (AVCHD) on BD-RE/BD-R” to “On” for the disc that Panasonic’s has high definition video (AVCHD) recorded by Panasonic’s video video camera, camera, etc. and other video format such as those recorded on this etc.
  • Page 11: Usb Memory And Card Information

    HD Video (AVCHD format) SD Video shot with a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD or DVD-RAM. (➡ 59) HD Video shot with a Panasonic’s video camera, etc. can be copied to the HDD, BD-RE or BD-R.
  • Page 12: 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 (➡ 18) 2 Select drive (HDD, BD or SD) (➡ 21, 22, 60) Drive changes each time you press [DRIVE SELECT]. 3 Select channels and title numbers, etc./Enter numbers or characters (The character buttons may be used when operating VIERA CAST contents.)
  • Page 13: Main Unit

    It is possible to set the LED to turn on/off. (➡ 90) bo Start play 4 Display (➡ 12) bp Connection for VCR, Panasonic’s video camera, etc. (➡ 55, 56) 5 Recording indicator 6 Remote control signal sensor 7 Open/close disc tray (➡ 15) Rear panel terminals (➡...
  • Page 14: 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 15: Media Handling (Disc/Usb Memory/Sd Card)

    Media handling (Disc/USB memory/SD card) Inserting discs Disc and card care 1 Press [ ; OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tray. ■ How to hold a disc or card Insert label-up. Do not touch the recorded surface or the terminal surface. DO NOT 2 Press [ ;...
  • Page 16: Step 1 Connection

    STEP Connection Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions. Refer to “Additional connections” (➡ 98) for connection using other terminals and connection with other equipment. When the unit is not to be used for a long time To save power, unplug it from the household mains socket.
  • Page 17: Connecting To A Tv With An Hdmi (High Defi Nition Multimedia Interface) Cable

    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. [➡ 76, Linked operations with the TV (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control ”)] Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilised.
  • Page 18: Step 2 Channel Reception Settings And Tv Aspect Settings

    This takes 3 minutes. ■ Download from TV If this unit is connected to a Panasonic TV (VIERA) supporting Auto Tuning-Digital (DVB) HDAVI Control 3 or later via an HDMI cable, then the setting...
  • Page 19: Watching Digital Broadcasts

    Watching digital broadcasts ■ Select the programme to view using the TV Guide 1 Press [GUIDE]. DRIVE SELECT TV Guide 27.03.2009 21:40 All Types All DVB Channels FRI 27.03 Landscape 21:30-22:30 How To Look Good Naked PAGE Time: 21:30 22:00 22:30 23:00 23:30...
  • Page 20: To Select Subtitle Language

    Watching digital broadcasts ■ Change the Teletext mode To select subtitle language “Teletext” in the Setup menu can be changed to following modes. (➡ 90) Press [OPTION]. TOP mode (only when here is TOP text) TOP is a particular improvement of the standard teletext FUNCTION MENU service that results in an easier search and effective guide.
  • Page 21: Video Contents

    Playing BD-Video or DVD-Video/Playing recorded video contents Refer to “Advanced playback” (➡ 36) for detailed Playing recorded video contents information. HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW -RW(VR) You can quickly fi nd the recorded titles and easily play them. You can also sort the titles or edit the Groups of titles (➡...
  • Page 22: Recording Television Programmes

    Recording television programmes Refer to “Important notes for recording” (➡ 26) To stop recording and “Advanced recording” (➡ 28) for detailed Press [ g ]. information. If the following screen appears Stop Recording Recording [ TV ONE 001 ] DRIVE Recording of the above channel is in progress.
  • Page 23: Timer Recording (Manual Timer Recording)

    Timer recording (Manual timer recording) Refer to “Important notes for recording” (➡ 26) Date/Week You can select current date up to one month later minus and “Advanced timer recording” (➡ 32) for detailed one day. You can select “1day” or “Weekly” by pressing the information.
  • Page 24: Deleting Titles

    Deleting titles Using the DELETE Navigator to delete While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. DRIVE SELECT DRIVE SELECT Press [ e , r ] to select “Delete” and PAGE press [OK]. DELETE Navigator Grouped Titles Time Remaining VIDEO PICTURE 45:54 DR MUSIC MANUAL SKIP INPUT...
  • Page 25: Copying Titles

    Copying titles 2 Press [ e , r ] to select “New item” and press [OK]. Create List Grouped Titles Date Channel Time Title Name Title 25.05 12:36 Born And Bred: A Wrathful 01.01 TV ONE 1:35 01.01 1:13 DRIVE SELECT Time 12:36...
  • Page 26: 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 either in FR mode using “Recording via AV2 input”...
  • Page 27 High Speed Copy Speed to copy the title recorded on the HDD to a disc differs depending on the recording mode of the title and the disc to copy. Title in DR mode Title can be copied at high speed. BD-RE BD-R Title in HG, HX, HE, or HL mode BD-RE BD-R...
  • Page 28: Advanced Recording

    Advanced recording Recording modes This also explains about while recording and while copying. (There are discs that can only copy, depending on the disc.) 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...
  • Page 29: Programmes Simultaneous 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 30: Playing While You Are Recording

    Advanced recording Playing while you are recording This operation will only record to HDD. Chasing playback Playback from the beginning of the title in the HDD, while the title is being recorded to the HDD. Simultaneous rec and play Playback the previously recorded title while recording onto the HDD. Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD or BD drive.
  • Page 31: Operation During Recording

    Operation during Recording Check the recording Press [STATUS programme e.g., while 2 programmes simultaneous recording Recording programme displayed on the TV screen REC1 001 TV ONE Recording programme not displayed on the TV screen 002 TV2 REC2 Switch the input Press [INPUT SELECT].
  • Page 32: Advanced Timer Recording Hdd

    Advanced timer recording Timer recording Using the TV Guide Press [OK]. System The timer programme is stored and the timer icon (red) is displayed. This operation will only record to HDD in DR mode. Naked 22:30 23:00 23:30 TV Guide system provides programme information only from the aked ONE News digital broadcasts station displayed on the television like a TV...
  • Page 33: To Release The Unit From Recording Standby

    To release the unit from recording To cancel recording when recording standby has already begun Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the timer recording Press [INPUT SELECT] or [ 1 2 CH] to display the programme that list by pressing [PROG/CHECK].
  • Page 34: Check, Change Or Delete A Programme

    Advanced timer recording Check, change or delete a programme Notes on timer recording Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the timer recording Timer recording will not be performed if the clock is not set. list by pressing [PROG/CHECK]. If “TV System”...
  • Page 35: Operations In The Tv Guide System

    Selecting the programme from the desired Operations in the TV Guide system programme type or Favourites This function lets you display a TV Guide list sorted by programme Basic operations type (e.g. Movies, Sport) or Favourites. Press [GUIDE] to switch between Landscape view and Portrait view.
  • Page 36: Advanced Playback

    Advanced playback Refer to page 40 for playing DivX. Refer to page 60 for playing still pictures. Refer to page 67 for playing music. Note When playing back a title recorded on the HDD, BD-RE or BD-R, ensure that you match the “TV System” setting to the recorded title (➡ 90). A disc or title with different “TV System”...
  • Page 37: Changing Audio During Play

    Skipping the specifi ed 1 Press [TIME SLIP]. 2 Press [ e , r ] to select the time and press [OK]. time (Time Slip) Play skips the specifi ed time. Except , DivX Each time you press [ e , r ], the time increases [ e ] or decreases [ r ] by 1 minute intervals. (Press BD-V DVD-V AVCHD and hold for 10-minute intervals.) This automatically disappears after approximately 5 seconds.
  • Page 38: Selecting Recorded Programmes (Titles) To Play-Direct Navigator

    Selecting recorded programmes (titles) to play—DIRECT NAVIGATOR DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen icons Playback the title that was viewed once Currently recording. Title protected. You can choose to start the playback from the point you have last stopped, or from the beginning when the resume play function Title that was not recorded due to recording (➡...
  • Page 39: Playback Of The High Defi Nition Video (Avchd)

    To exit the screen It is possible to playback the high defi nition video (AVCHD) recorded Press [EXIT]. on the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. on the disc or SD card. Insert a disc or SD card. To display the top menu Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
  • Page 40: Playing Divx

    Playing DivX Using the tree screen to fi nd a folder Playing DivX video contents While the fi le list is displayed -R -R DL CD USB ABOUT DIVX VIDEO: Press [OPTION]. DivX is a digital video format created by DivX, Inc. This is an offi cial ®...
  • Page 41 Regarding DivX VOD content ABOUT DIVX VIDEO-ON-DEMAND: This DivX Certifi ed 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 Certifi...
  • Page 42: 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? BONUSVIEW allows you to enjoy functions such as picture-in- Many BD-Live compatible discs require content to be downloaded picture or secondary audio etc., with BD-Video supporting BD-ROM onto an SD card (➡...
  • Page 43: 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 44: Editing Titles

    Editing titles HDD BD-RE RAM Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. (You cannot edit fi nalised discs.) BD-R -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL When “VIDEO” is not selected, press the HDD BD-RE RAM Only “Properties” is possible. -RW(VR) “Red” button to select “VIDEO”. Press [ e , r ] to select the title.
  • Page 45: Title Operations

    Title operations After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 44) Delete Press [ w , q ] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R proceeding.
  • Page 46 Editing titles Title operations After performing steps 1–4 (➡ 44) DR File DR File Conversion is a function to convert the recording mode of the title in DR mode. The converted title will be copied to HDD. It will take about the same time as playback of the title to convert the recording mode. Conversion (Converting the recording 1 Press [ e , r ] to select “Recording Mode”.
  • Page 47: Create/Playback/Edit Of The Chapter

    Create/Playback/Edit of the Chapter HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM Press [ e , r ] to select “Chapter View” Only playback of -R -R DL -RW(V) -RW(VR) +R +R DL +RW and press [OK]. chapter is possible. Regarding Chapters Press [ w , q ] to select the chapter. Programmes are recorded as a single title consisting of one To start play Press [OK].
  • Page 48: 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 49 ■ Copy speed ( : Possible, –: Impossible) High speed mode Normal speed mode Features Copy with shorter time than the recorded time of the It will take same or longer time as the recorded time title with same quality (recording mode). of the titles to be copied.
  • Page 50: Frequently Asked Questions

    – Copy including a title that was recorded to HDD with “Rec for High Speed Copy” set to “Off” – Titles that contain many deleted segments – Titles that have been copied to the HDD from an SD card or Panasonic’s video camera, etc. (➡ 59) –...
  • Page 51: Copy Title Playing

    ■ 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 regardless of the Copy destination Copy Speed Recording mode...
  • Page 52: Copying Using The Copying List-Copy

    Copying titles 4 Press [OK]. Copying using the copying list—Copy To edit the copying list (➡ 53) You cannot start copying when the value of “Size” (➡ 53) BD-RE BD-R RAM +RW exceeds 100% (“Destination Capacity” is not suffi cient). -RW(VR) 5 Press [ w ] to confi...
  • Page 53 ■ To check the properties of a title and sort Copying list icons and functions Copying list Copying list indicators After performing step 5-2 (➡ 52) Titles that can be copied in high speed mode to 1 Press [ e , r ] to select the title and press the inserted disc [OPTION].
  • Page 54: Copying A Fi Nalised Dvd-R, Dvd-R Dl, Dvd-Rw (Dvd-Video Format), +R And +R Dl

    Copying titles Copying a fi nalised DVD-R, DVD-R DL, When the top menu is displayed DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R and Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the title +R DL you want to start copying, and press [OK].
  • Page 55: Recording Broadcasts From External Equipment

    Recording broadcasts from external equipment See also “Important notes for recording” (➡ 26). e.g., Connecting to the AV2 terminals on the front Turn off the unit and external equipment before connecting. This unit AV2 IN VIDEO L/MONO - AUDIO- R S VIDEO Audio/video S Video...
  • Page 56: Copying From A Video Cassette Recorder

    Note When the output signal from the external equipment is NTSC, Only one piece of DV equipment (e.g., Panasonic’s video camera, change “TV System” to “NTSC” in the Setup menu (➡ 90). etc.) can be connected to the unit via the DV input terminal.
  • Page 57: Recording Via Av2 Input

    Recording via AV2 input Flexible Recording via AV input (Recording that fi ts the size of a new DVD) BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -RW(V) +R +RW It is possible to record to disc from equipment connected to the AV2 The title is recorded to the size of a new DVD (4.7 GB) by input terminals.
  • Page 58: Copy The Hd Video (Avchd Format) Or The Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    Copy the HD Video (AVCHD format) or the SD Video (MPEG2 format) 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. ■ From an SD card or Discs ■...
  • Page 59: Copying Sd Video (Mpeg2 Format)

    Press and hold [RETURN ] for 3 seconds. Note You cannot playback SD Video on an SD card or in the HDD of Panasonic’s video camera, etc. with this unit. You must copy the fi les to the HDD or a DVD-RAM.
  • Page 60: Playing Still Pictures

    Playing still pictures HDD BD-RE RAM -R -R DL CD USB SD Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR]. You can play still pictures recorded with a computer onto a DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW, USB memory and SD card. HDD BD-RE RAM You cannot play still pictures while recording or copying. When “PICTURE”...
  • Page 61: 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. 1 Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the album or date. Slideshow 2 Press [ q ] (PLAY). You can also start Slideshow with following steps.
  • Page 62: Editing Still Pictures

    Editing still pictures Editing still pictures (JPEG) Press [ e , r ] to select the operation and press [OK]. HDD BD-RE RAM SD Editing can be done in units of pictures, albums, or dates. (e.g., Pictures by Date) You cannot edit still pictures recorded on DVD-R, DVD-R DL, CD- R/CD-RW and USB memory.
  • Page 63: Still Pictures Operation

    Still pictures operation After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 62) Copy to Album Copy the selected album, date or pictures to an existing album. 1 Press [ w , q ] to select “Start” and press [OK]. HDD BD-RE RAM 2 Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the destination album and press [OK]. The destination album with protect setting cannot be copied to.
  • Page 64: Copying Still Pictures

    Copying still pictures HDD BD-RE RAM USB SD Press [ e , r ] to select “Copy Pictures Pictures copied from SD card and USB memory will be (JPEG)” and press [OK]. categorised according to the shooting date. Pictures without shooting date will be categorised using the creation date.
  • Page 65 Register still pictures for copy. Press [ e , r ] to select “Start Copying” and press [OK]. If you are going to copy a registered list without making any changes to it (➡ step 6). [Only when copied with “By Picture (Album)” from Pictures from different dates or albums will not be registered or from BD-RE RAM SD...
  • Page 66: Deleting Still Pictures

    Deleting still pictures Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding. HDD BD-RE RAM SD Preparation Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the drive. Select “BD” for any discs. Release protection (➡ 11, 82, Setting the BD-RE RAM SD protection).
  • Page 67: Playing Music

    Playing music Playing MP3 fi les Playing music CD -R -R DL CD USB While stopped You can play MP3 fi les recorded with a computer onto a DVD-R, Insert a music CD. DVD-R DL, CD-R/CD-RW and USB memory. You cannot play MP3 fi les on the USB memory while recording. The unit starts accessing the Gracenote Database (➡...
  • Page 68: Playing Music Recorded On Hdd

    Playing music Playing music recorded on HDD Press [ e , r ] to select the track and press [OK]. Copying music to HDD (➡ 72) Preparation 0.09 4.30 DIRECT NAVIGATOR Music List Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. March Moon Does this flower open? Playing track...
  • Page 69: 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 off if the power to the television is turned off, since “Power off link” (➡ 76) operates.
  • Page 70: Editing Music/Playlist

    Editing music/playlist Editing music Album and track operation After performing steps 1–4 (➡ left) Delete All Tracks Preparation Delete all tracks in the HDD. 1 Press [ w , q ] to select “Yes” and Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. While displaying Music press [OK].
  • Page 71: Register Track To Playlist

    Register track to Playlist Editing Playlist You can register your favourite albums and tracks into 10 preset Preparation playlists. Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the HDD drive. Name of the playlist can be changed. New playlist cannot be added. While stopped Up to 999 tracks can be registered to each playlist.
  • Page 72: Copying Music To Hdd

    Copying music to HDD You can store the two formats of music data in this unit’s HDD. While stopped Music CD (CD-DA) Insert a disc or USB memory. When inserting music CDs, this unit makes access to the internal (Music CD) Gracenote ®...
  • Page 73: Deleting Music Hdd

    Deleting music Once deleted, the recorded contents are lost and cannot be restored. Make certain before proceeding. While stopped Press [FUNCTION MENU]. Press [ e , r ] to select “Delete” and press [OK]. When “MUSIC” is not selected, press the “Yellow” button to select “MUSIC”.
  • Page 74: Entering Text

    Entering text HDD BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW SD Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select a You can give names to recorded titles, etc. character and press [OK]. The maximum number of characters: Repeat this step to enter other characters.
  • Page 75: Enjoying Viera Cast

    If timer recording starts, VIERA CAST will stop. permanently without notice. 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 76: Linked Operations With The Tv (Viera Link "Hdavi Control Tm ")

    Even if the TV is set to standby mode, the unit will not be set to standby mode at the same time when recording, copying, fi nalising etc. When this unit is connected to an “HDAVI Control” compatible Panasonic receiver with an HDMI cable, the receiver will also turn off.
  • Page 77: Easy Control Only With Viera Remote Control

    Easy control only with VIERA remote control If you connect this unit to the TV that supports “HDAVI Control 2” or later with an HDMI cable, you can enjoy using more convenient functions. You can operate this unit using buttons on the TV remote control. The buttons that you can use for this unit vary depending on the TV.
  • Page 78: Convenient Functions To Playback And Viewing

    Convenient functions to playback and viewing Using on-screen menus Subtitle Style BD-V Select the subtitle style recorded on the disc. Common procedures Angle BD-V DVD-V +R +R DL +RW Press [DISPLAY]. Change the number to select an angle. Audio channel (titles in recording mode other HDD BD-RE BD-R Disc...
  • Page 79 Play menu—Change the play sequence Sound menu—Change the sound quality This function works only when the elapsed play time is displayed. Sound Effects Select the item for repeat play. Depending on the disc, the items that HDD BD-RE BD-R BD-V RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL can be selected will differ.
  • Page 80: Status Messages

    Convenient functions to playback and viewing Status messages Switch the aspect ratio of the screen When black bars are shown at the top, bottom, left, and right sides Press [STATUS ]. of the screen, you can enlarge the image to fi ll the screen. The display changes each time you press the button.
  • Page 81: Function Menu Window/Pause Live Tv

    FUNCTION MENU window/Pause Live TV FUNCTION MENU window To pause the TV programme you are watching—Pause Live TV By using the FUNCTION MENU window you may access the main functions quickly and easily. You can pause the TV programme you are watching using this unit’s Press [FUNCTION MENU].
  • Page 82: Disc And Card Management

    Disc and card management BD-RE BD-R RAM -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL +RW -RW(VR) SD Setting the protection Preparation BD-RE BD-R RAM Press [DRIVE SELECT] to select the BD or SD drive. Select “BD” for any discs. After performing steps 1–3 (➡ left) Press [ e , r ] to select “Disc Common procedures Protection”...
  • Page 83: Deleting All Titles-Delete All Titles

    Deleting all titles—Delete all titles Enabling the unit’s recording function—Format BD-RE BD-R RAM Preparation BD-RE RAM -RW(V) +RW -RW(VR) (New disc only) Release protection (➡ 82, Setting the protection). BD-R +R +R DL After performing steps 1–3 (➡ 82, Common procedures) Preparation Release protection (➡...
  • Page 84: Selecting The Background Style-Top Menu

    Press [ e , r , w , q ] to select the If you fi nalise discs recorded on -R -R DL -RW(V) +R +R DL Panasonic equipment other than this unit, the background background and press [OK]. selected as “Top Menu” may not be displayed.
  • Page 85: Changing The Unit's Settings

    Changing the unit’s settings You can change the unit’s settings using the Setup menu. Tuning The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to standby. ■ Favourites Edit Common procedures You can create four groups of channels for viewing, and recording easier.
  • Page 86 Changing the unit’s settings ■ Auto Tuning ■ DVB Signal Condition You can restart auto channel setting if set up (➡ 18) fails for some You can check the quality and strength of digital broadcast signals. reason. Realign the aerial if you are receiving a poor signal. 1 Press [ e , r ] to select “Auto Tuning”...
  • Page 87: Hdd/Disc

    Set when you are playing a disc that has high defi nition video 4.7 GB disc. (AVCHD) recorded by the Panasonic’s video camera, etc. and high defi nition quality title that was recorded on this unit. The sound quality is better when using “6 hours” than when It can be played regardless of the setting for discs that do not using “8 hours”.
  • Page 88: Picture

    Changing the unit’s settings Rec for High Speed Copy Picture You can copy a programme recorded in XP, SP, LP, EP or FR (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) mode on the HDD from the HDD to DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD- RW (DVD-Video format), +R, +R DL and +RW using high speed mode.
  • Page 89: Sound

    HE-AAC Sound Select to output HE-AAC as bitstream or PCM. (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) [Bitstream (DTS)] Select “Bitstream (DTS)” when the Dynamic Range Compression connected equipment can decode HE-AAC format. BD-V DVD-V Change the dynamic range for late night viewing. [PCM] Select “PCM”...
  • Page 90: Display

    Changing the unit’s settings Display Connection (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) (All factory default settings are indicated with underlined text.) Depending on the connected equipment, some items may be shaded in grey on the display and cannot be selected, or you may On-Screen Messages not be able to change the settings.
  • Page 91 HDMI Connection Component Resolution Press [OK] to show the following settings. This sets the video output resolution when using the component video terminal. HDMI Video Mode [576i/480i] [576p/480p] [720p] [1080i] Select “On” when video is output from HDMI AV OUT terminal. If it is set to “720p”, images other than “720p”...
  • Page 92: Network Settings

    [Off] Connection Test Remote Control [--] Change the remote control code on the main unit and the remote IP Address Auto-assignment control (the two must match) if you place other Panasonic products close together. [On] [Off] [BD 1] [BD 2]...
  • Page 93 Power Save [On] Power consumption is minimized when the unit is turned to standby (➡ 115). [Off] It is possible to start quickly from standby mode. “Unit’s Display” (➡ 90) is fi xed with “Automatic” when “Power Save” is set to “On”, and is changed to “Bright” when “Power Save”...
  • Page 94: Network Settings

    Network Settings ■ Setting the DNS-IP These settings are used when you will connect this unit to a network. The connection to the Internet may take time or the In most cases, default settings can normally be used without Internet may not be connected depending on the connection making any changes.
  • Page 95 ■ Setting the proxy server ■ Setting the network service (VIERA CAST) In most cases, default settings can normally be used without 1 Press [FUNCTION MENU]. making any changes. 2 Press [ e , r ] to select “Others” and press [OK]. Please use this setting when instructed to by your Internet service 3 Press [ e , r ] to select “Setup”...
  • Page 96: Software (Firmware) 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. RQT9433...
  • Page 97: Other Settings

    The Child Lock deactivates all buttons on the unit and remote control. Use it to prevent other people from operating the unit. Brand Code Brand Code Press and hold [OK] Panasonic 01/02/03/04 METZ 05/28 AIWA MITSUBISHI 05/19/20/47 and [RETURN AKAI...
  • Page 98: Additional Connections

    Additional connections Connecting a television with S VIDEO Connecting a stereo amplifi er terminals Connect to terminals of the same colour. Supplied Audio/Video cable can also be used as an alternative for The S VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the Audio cable without connecting the video connector (yellow).
  • Page 99: Connecting With An Hdmi Compatible Television And Receiver

    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. [➡ 76, Linked operations with the TV (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control™”)] Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilised.
  • Page 100: Connecting An Analogue Television And Vcr

    Additional connections Connecting an Analogue television and VCR To household mains socket Television’s rear panel (AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz) To the aerial AUDIO IN VIDEO IN VHF/UHF RF IN AC mains lead (included) Aerial Connect only after all other Other connections cable connections are complete.
  • Page 101: Connecting A Digital Television And Vcr

    Connecting a Digital television and VCR To the aerial Aerial To household mains socket cable (AC 220 to 240 V, 50 Hz) Splitter Television’s rear panel Aerial AUDIO IN VIDEO IN VHF/UHF cable RF IN AC mains lead (included) Aerial Connect only after all other Other connections cable...
  • Page 102: Network Connection

    Additional connections 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. You can access a selection of Internet services from the Home screen with VIERA CAST, for example, Enjoying VIERA CAST YouTube, Picasa Web Albums.
  • Page 103: 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 104: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions Refer to the following items if you have any doubts about unit Recording operations. Set up Can I record from a commercially purchased video cassette, Blu-ray Disc or DVD? Which aerial is suitable for receiving digital Most commercially sold video cassettes, Blu-ray Disc and DVD are copy protected;...
  • Page 105 TV Guide Is it possible to programme a recording, with a What can or cannot be done using the USB port start and end time that are different from the TV on this unit? Guide system? You can play DivX, MP3 or still picture (JPEG) fi les on a USB memory.
  • Page 106: Messages

    Messages On the television Page Authorisation Error. You are trying to play the DivX VOD content that was purchased with a different registration code. You cannot play the content on this unit. (DivX) Cannot fi nish recording completely. — The programme was copy-protected. —...
  • Page 107 On the unit’s display The following messages or service numbers appear on the unit’s display when something unusual is detected during startup and use. Page The remote control and main unit are using different codes. Change the code on the remote control. (“...
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting Guide

    Operations do not work due to a poor-quality disc. (Try again Set the clock. (➡ 92) using a Panasonic disc.) The unit freezes due to one of its safety devices being The time recorded on the disc and the available activated.
  • Page 109: Tv Screen And Video

    TV screen and video The images from this unit do not appear on the television. Television reception worsens after connecting Picture is distorted. the unit. Make sure that the television is connected to VIDEO OUT This can occur because the signals are being divided between terminal, S VIDEO OUT terminal, COMPONENT VIDEO OUT the unit and other equipment.
  • Page 110 Troubleshooting guide Sound Operation No sound. Cannot operate the television. The remote control Low volume. doesn’t work. Distorted sound. Change the manufacturer code. Some televisions cannot be Cannot hear the desired audio type. operated even if you change the code. (➡ 97) The remote control and main unit are using different codes.
  • Page 111 You cannot high speed copy to DVD-R titles longer than 6 The discs recorded on this unit may not be recordable on other hours when using other Panasonic DVD Recorders that are not Panasonic Recorders. compatible with EP (8 hours) mode recording.
  • Page 112 (➡ 90) that has high defi nition video (AVCHD) recorded by the Slow-motion playback in reverse does not work for title that has Panasonic’s video camera, etc. and other video format such as copied the AVCHD and BD-V AVCHD those recorded on this unit.
  • Page 113: Still Pictures

    Still pictures Cannot display DIRECT NAVIGATOR screen. The contents of the USB memory cannot be read. This screen cannot be displayed during recording or copy. Remove the USB memory from the USB port and then insert again. If this does not solve the problem, turn off and turn on the unit again.
  • Page 114: To Reset This Unit

    Troubleshooting guide To reset this unit Picture regularly breaks up on some channels. “No signal” message is displayed. To return all the settings other than the main Check “DVB Signal Condition”. If “Signal Quality” or “Signal ones to the factory preset Strength”...
  • Page 115: Specifi Cations

    Specifi cations Recording system BD-RE (SL/DL): Blu-ray Disc Rewritable Format LASER specifi cation BD-R (SL/DL): Blu-ray Disc Recordable Format Class 1 LASER Product (Pickup) DVD-RAM: DVD Video Recording format Wave length: DVD-R: DVD-Video format 783 nm wave length DVD-R DL (Dual Layer): DVD-Video format 662 nm wave length DVD-RW: DVD-Video format 405 nm wave length...
  • Page 116 Specifi cations SD Card SD (Standard Defi nition)-Video Slot: SD Memory Card slot: 1 pc Playable Compatible media: SD Memory Card , SDHC Memory Card media Format: FAT12, FAT16 (In case of SD Memory Card) Codec MPEG2 (SD-Video Entertainment Video Profi le) FAT32 (In case of SDHC Memory Card) File format...
  • Page 117: Structure Of Folders Displayed By This Unit

    ■ Structure of folders displayed by this unit You can play MP3 and still pictures (JPEG) on this unit by : Numbers XXX: Letters making folders as shown below. However depending on the Card method of writing data (writing software), play may not be in the order you numbered the folders.
  • Page 118: Glossary

    Glossary AVCHD Film and video AVCHD is a new format (standard) for Panasonic’s video camera, DVD-Videos are recorded using either fi lm or video. This unit can etc. 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 119 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 120: Safety Precaution

    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 121: License

    Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. See “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation.
  • Page 122: Index

    Index Adjust the audio quality (Sound menu) ....79 DIRECT NAVIGATOR Adjust the picture quality (Picture menu) ....79 Music .
  • Page 123 Name Software (Firmware) Update ......96 Soundtrack ........78, 87 Album (Music) .
  • Page 124 A disc used as described above and then played again in this unit. A disc recorded and edited with a Blu-ray Disc Recorder or computer disc drive manufactured by another company is played in this unit. Panasonic Corporation Web Site: RQT9433-L H0609AY0...

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