JVC BD-X201M Instructions Manual

JVC BD-X201M Instructions Manual

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Thank you for purchasing this product. Before operating this
unit, please read the instructions carefully to ensure the best
possible performance.
For Customer Use :
Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the bottom
of the unit.
Retain this information for future reference.
Model No. BD-X201M
Serial No.
Printed in Japan
This instruction book is made from 100 % recycled paper.


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Summary of Contents for JVC BD-X201M

  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    For Customer Use : Enter below the Serial No. which is located on the bottom of the unit. Retain this information for future reference. Model No. BD-X201M Serial No. Printed in Japan LLT0073-001A INSTRUCTIONS BUSY...
  • Page 2: Important Safeguards

    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. S3125A Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Information for USA This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority...
  • Page 3 Brussel, Belgium tel: +32(02)529-4211 tel: +30-210-4832855 7. JVC Professional Europe Ltd. Leiden, Nederland JVC Plein, De Heyderweg 2, 2314 XZ Leiden, Nederland tel: +31(071)545-3333 Supplement This apparatus is designed for rack mounting or is used close to other apparatus. In order to keep the best performance and furthermore for electromagnetic compatibility we recommend to use cables...
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    The rating plate (serial number plate) is on the bottom of the unit. The main power switch is on the back side of the unt. Changes or modifications not approved by JVC could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. The use of ACCESSORY equipment not complying with...
  • Page 5 WARNUNG – DIESES GERÄT MUSS Der Hauptschalter befindet sich auf der Rückseite der Einheit. GEERDET WERDEN. Die Drähte der Netzleitung sind mit den folgenden Änderungen oder Modifizierungen die nicht von JVC Farben gekennzeichnet; zugelassen sind können die Gebrauchsvollmacht um GRÜN und GELB : ERDUNG die Anlage zu betreiben ungültig machen.
  • Page 6 TENER TOMA DE TIERRA Los conductores del cable principal de este aparato Los cambios o modificaciones no aprobados por JVC tienen un color diferente según el siguiente código: podrían anular la autoridad del usuario de hacer VERDE y AMARILLO : TIERRA funcionar el equipo.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    The disassembly ● NTSC / PAL selectable and/or modification of this DVD recorder is also prohibited. ● Dual mode foot switch terminal available. Recording can be turned ON/OFF and insertion of chapter/ Copyrights index are possible using the external switch terminal.
  • Page 8: Introduction

    (i.e., number, position, and size) and background images displayed on the title and chapter menu screens. When a display style is selected during the recording of content to a DVD, this DVD recorder will automatically create the title and chapter menus in accordance with this style.
  • Page 9: Precautions For Disc Usage

    Recommended manufacturers a disc. DVD-R : JVC, Maxell 2 , 4 , 8 DVD-RW : JVC 2 , 4 DVD-R and DVD-RW Details DVD-R : Only discs that conform with DVD-R Standard 2.0 (video mode) can be used.
  • Page 10: Component Names & Functions

    ● This DVD recorder assigns the region code “ALL” to the discs as “chapters”. Similarly, a unique number called a “chapter number” is assigned to each of these chapters, and this allows that it records.
  • Page 11: Rear Panel

    TOP MENU button mode, the DVD recorder restarts recording. If this button is pressed while the DVD recorder is in a playback ● When an unfinalized disc is inserted and this button is condition, the current DVD’s top menu (or title menu) will be pressed, playback of the most recent title starts.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    DVD recorder. VIDEO LINE OUT terminal (BNC) ● When the DVD recorder is in Stop or Recording mode, the This terminal is used to connect the DVD recorder to a monitor. audio input signals (i.e., E-E signals) are output via these ●...
  • Page 13: Lcd Display And On-Screen Content

    Menu items and setting values from the Setup Menu are displayed. (☞ Page 58) Event messages Messages relating to incorrect operation and the like are displayed for approximately 3 seconds. (☞ Page 18) Alarm messages Alarms are displayed when the DVD recorder cannot obey a command. (☞ Page 19) BUSY OPERATE OPEN/CLOSE...
  • Page 14: On-Screen Content

    LCD Display and On-Screen Content On-Screen Content In addition to E-E and playback screens, the monitor connected to the DVD recorder’s VIDEO LINE OUT terminal can display the following. ● Status messages ● Event messages ● Alarm messages ● The Setup Menu (☞ Page 58) ●...
  • Page 15: Event Messages

    If the alarm messages continue to appear after replacing the disc, the problem may lie within the DVD recorder, and in such a case, you are recommended to contact either the store where this DVD recorder was purchased or your JVC authorized dealer.
  • Page 16: Preparation

    When DV is set for INPUT SELECT, the DV audio signals from the DV IN/OUT terminal will be selected for input. Note 3: When the DVD recorder is in Stop or Recording mode, the video input signal is output on the E-E screen as a composite video signal.
  • Page 17: Inserting & Removing Discs

    (☞ Page 61) Using a Keyboard Menu settings, the title and chapter settings, and other DVD recorder settings are carried out from setting screens displayed on the TV or monitor. In addition, recording operations can also be carried out from similar screens.
  • Page 18: Setting & Displaying The Date & Time

    Setting & Displaying the Date & Time Use the following procedure to set the internal clock’s date and time. Even when the DVD recorder’s power is turned off, the clock’s date and time settings are stored using the internal battery.
  • Page 19: Settings & Controls For Recording

    Notes ● If data has been erased from a disc using a different DVD recorder, it may not be possible to record new content to it using this recorder. To avoid this type of situation, ensure that this DVD recorder is used to erase recorded data.
  • Page 20 This parameter is set when an analog video signal (i.e., composite or YC separate) is being input to the DVD recorder. Specifically, a setting is made to reflect whether or not the input signal is a setup signal.
  • Page 21: Specifying The Disc Status Created When The Disc Was Finalized

    The setting of encoding formats for audio and video is carried out from the RECORDER MENU (1/2) screen as described below. Setting Encoding Formats BUSY OPEN/CLOSE Stop the DVD recorder. OPTION DV Y/C LINE Open the RECORDER MENU (1/2) screen. SET UP SET UP button Press the SET UP button to display the Setup Menu.
  • Page 22: Adjusting Of Audio Recording Levels

    RECORDER MENU (2/2) screen indicates the method to be used. In addition, it is also possible to return the audio recording levels to their default settings (i.e., unity gain). Note: The AUDIO INPUT LEVEL switch on the DVD recorder’s rear panel can be used to select the reference input level for analog audio (i.e., +4 dB or –8 dB).
  • Page 23: Title & Chapter Menus

    The title menu will become the top thumbnail of the chapter menu. The term “style” is used to refer to a combination of thumbnail characteristics for the title and chapter menus. This DVD recorder can store eight different style types, and the DVD MENU screen is used to indicate which of these types is to be used.
  • Page 24: Changing Styles For Title & Chapter Menus

    This DVD recorder can also store a total of six different display patterns for title and chapter menus. At the time of purchase, this DVD recorder will contain five different template files. Any of the stored display patterns can be selected to change the styles applied to each of the title and chapter menus.
  • Page 25: Recording With The Front Panel

    Recording with the Front Panel This DVD recorder recording operations can be carried out in two different ways — namely, using the buttons provided on the front panel and using the on-screen REC CONTROL panel. In the latter case, furthermore, recording operations can be performed using a keyboard.
  • Page 26: Using A Keyboard To Control Recording

    Recording Using a Keyboard to Control Recording Recording operations of this DVD recorder can be carried out using the REC CONTROL panel displayed on the monitor. In addition, a keyboard can also be used when working with this panel. MAIN...
  • Page 27: Finalizing (For Playback On Other Dvd Players)

    Finalizing (for Playback on Other DVD Players) Finalize a disc recorded using this DVD recorder as described below in order to ensure that it can be played on other DVD players. In the case of DVD-RWs, playback will be possible on DVD players that support video mode.
  • Page 28: Changing & Naming Thumbnails For Chapter Menus

    THUMBNAIL EDIT EDIT screen and then press the SET button, title TITLE CLOSE 1 - 6 text created using an external application will be read into the DVD recorder for use as a thumbnail name. Display characters TEXT LOAD CHAPTER MENU...
  • Page 29: Changing & Checking Chapter Menu Styles

    Title & Chapter Menu Settings Changing & Checking Chapter Menu Styles Although display styles for chapter menus are created using settings from the STYLE item of the DVD MENU screen as described above, the following procedure can be used to modify these styles at the end of title recording. In addition, it will also be possible at this time to confirm that chapter menus are as required.
  • Page 30: Ending The Editing Of Chapter Menus

    Title & Chapter Menu Settings Ending the Editing of Chapter Menus Once all of the necessary changes and checks have been made using the THUMBNAIL EDIT screen, title closing must be carried out. Please ensure that title closing is performed as the last stage of chapter menu editing. Even if the chapter menu is to be left unchanged, title closing must be carried out to leave the THUMBNAIL EDIT screen.
  • Page 31 1 - 6 title text created using an external application display characters to be confirmed. will be read into the DVD recorder for use as Note that at the time of purchase, a title name. display characters will be as follows.
  • Page 32: Playback

    When a disc is finalized, its title menu will be used to create the top menu. The action taken by this DVD recorder when a disc it has finalized is inserted or when playback of a title has ended will depend on the settings of DISC IN ACTION and TITLE END as set on the DVD MENU screen during recording.
  • Page 33: Fast & Slow Playback

    This is done by pressing the PAUSE button. ● The DVD recorder enters Still mode. ● If the PAUSE button is then pressed again in Still mode, the DVD recorder will advance playback by a single frame. Restart playback. Press the PLAY button.
  • Page 34: Index Writing And Index Search

    Playback Index Writing and Index Search Indexes are used to locate the beginning of specific positions when in the Playback mode. (Index search) Viewing of index information (index no. and counter data) and index search can be performed on the INDEX MANAGER screen. Writing Index Chapter points registered during the Recording mode are used as index values.
  • Page 35: Setup Menu

    Setting the Setup Menu Settings made in the setup menus are stored in this DVD recorder’s internal memory and will be retained even when the power is turned off. It is also possible to return to default settings whenever so required.
  • Page 36: Setup Menus

    RECoRdER The RECORDER MENU (2/2) screen allows the settings required for recording to be made. This button opens a menu that allows settings to be made for remote operations via the DVD recorder’s REMOTE FOOT SW, RS-232C or DV terminal. In addition, this menu also allows indication of whether or not the REC CONTROL panel is to be displayed.
  • Page 37: Input Select Menu Screen

    Setup Menu INPUT SELECT MENU Screen The following table identifies and describes the parameters that may be set using the INPUT SELECT MENU screen. Top half : Appearance on monitor screen Bottom half : Appearance on LCD display : Default setting Parameter Possible settings INPUT SELECT...
  • Page 38: Dvd Menu Screen

    [oFF] ON : Add VBID signals Y/C TERMINAL [S1] This parameter is used to set the specification for the DVD recorder’s VIDEO Y/C MODE INPUT and OUTPUT terminal in order to enable the recording of wide-screen discrimination signals. S1 : S1 terminal mode is to be adopted. A discrimination signal for normal video with a 4:3 aspect ratio and squeezed video is to be recorded.
  • Page 39: Recorder Menu Screen

    Setup Menu Parameter Possible settings DVD MENU TOP+MENU Select whether to create a TOP MENU or MENU in a completed disc (finalized disc). TYPE [TOP] This is set before inserting a disc or when a blank disc is inserted. NONE TOP+MENU : When finalizing a TOP MENU is created.
  • Page 40: Remote Menu Screen

    [oFF] controlled by the master device. DV(TRIGGER) : This setting is made when this DVD recorder is connected to a DV camera featuring a DV record triggering function, and it allows this DVD recorder to record video from the camera in response to operation of its trigger button.
  • Page 41: Display Menu Screen

    : Only the time is to be displayed. [oFF] TIME+DATE : Both date and time are to be displayed. ● When the DVD recorder is stopped or recording, data from the internal clock is dATE TIME displayed. When playing a disc, the date and time of disc recording are displayed.
  • Page 42: Clock Adjust Menu Screen

    The freeware application Easymenu can be used to create original DVD menus on your PC. Menu templates created with this application can then be transferred to this DVD recorder using a network cable, thus allowing you to make imaginative and creative DVDs with the minimum of effort.
  • Page 43: Changing The Signal System (Ntsc / Pal)

    Others Changing the Signal System (NTSC / PAL) This DVD recorder supports both the NTSC and PAL signal systems. The signal system can be altered at the TV TYPE item on the SYSTEM(2/2) menu screen, or via the following procedure.
  • Page 44 For Model BD-X201ME Supplement for medical Use MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT needs special precautions regarding EMC and needs to be installed and put into service according to the EMC information provided in the Accompany- ing documents. Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT. WARNING : The use of ACCESSORIES, transducers and cables other than those specified,with the exception of transducers and cables sold by the manufacturer of the EQUIPMENT or SYSTEM as replacement parts for internal components ,may result in increase EMISSIONS or decreased IMMUNITY of the...
  • Page 45 Guidance or Manufacturer’s declaration-electromagnetic immunity The Model BD-X201ME is intended for use in the electromagnetic environment specified below. The customer or the user of the Model BD-X201ME should assure that it is used in such an environment. Compliance IEC/EN 60601 Electromagnetic environment-guidance Immunity Test  ...

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