Mini DV & HDD & DVD VIDEO RECORDER DR-DX5SU CABLE/DBS STANDBY/ON VIDEO TV/CBL/DBS TV VOL CANCEL MEMO/MARK LIVE DUBBING EDIT PROG TV MUTING TOP MENU NAVIGATION ENTER MENU RETURN PREVIOUS NEXT SLOW PLAY/SELECT SLOW STOP/ CLEAR PAUSE JUMP REC MODE...
SAFETY FIRST Dear Customer, Thank you for purchasing the JVC Mini DV & HDD & DVD video recorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions to ensure safe use of your new unit. Cautions CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK...
IMPORTANT PRODUCT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Electrical energy can perform many useful functions. But improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. This product has been engineered and manufactured to assure your personal safety. In order not to defeat the built-in safeguards, observe the following basic rules for its installation, use and servicing.
SAFETY FIRST 1. Accessories To avoid personal injury: Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. It may fall, causing serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY JVC shall not be liable for any loss relating to the unit’s failure to properly record, store or playback any content (video, audio or otherwise) for any reason whatsoever. Any applicable warranties shall only cover replacement or repair of the effected unit, and shall not apply to recovery or replacement of lost content.
CONTENTS SAFETY FIRST DISC INFORMATION About Discs ...7 INDEX INSTALLING YOUR NEW UNIT Basic Connections ...18 INITIAL SETTINGS Plug & Play Set ...19 Language ...20 Clock Set...21 Tuner Set ...22 Monitor Set...23 BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Basic Playback...24 Playback Features ...25 Using The On-screen Bar ...29 Parental Lock ...33 Basic Recording ...34...
2005. Recording and playback may not be performed depending on the characteristics and condition of the disc used, leading to unsatisfactory results. Using discs manufactured by JVC is recommended since they have been tested to be compatible with this unit.
DISC INFORMATION Discs For Playback Only You can use discs with the following logos for playback only. DVD VIDEO Video CD/Super Video CD (example of region code indications) Audio CD CD-DA files CD-RW CD-DA/JPEG/ MP3/WMA files Playback may not be performed depending on the characteristics and condition of the disc used.
Recording Medium And Format DVD-RAM Recording and erasing can be performed as many times as possible on a disc. Editing can be performed after recording, such as deleting unwanted parts. While recording, it is possible not only to start playback of a program currently being recorded, but also to watch another program previously recorded.
DISC INFORMATION DVD VIDEO Marks Sometimes marks are printed on a DVD disc and/or on its packaging to indicate information regarding the contents and functions of the disc. Check the marks indicating the contents and functions of the disc. Note, however, that in some cases a disc may not include a mark even for a function it supports.
Care And Handling Of Discs How to handle discs When handling a disc, do not touch the surface of the disc. Since discs are made of plastic, they are easily damaged. If a disc gets dirty, dusty, scratched or warped, the images and sound will not be picked up correctly, and such a disc may cause the unit to malfunction.
INDEX Front View STANDBY/ ON S-VIDEO VIDEO L–AUDIO–R (MONO) F–1 A Eject Button (M) (DV) A pg. 41 This button functions even if this unit is turned off. B Mini DV Cassette Loading Slot C DV Lamp (DV) A pg. 41 DV Recording Lamp (R) D HDD Lamp (HDD) A pg.
Rear View A Region Number A pg. 8 B AC Power Cord A pg. 18 C Cooling Fan This prevents the temperature from rising inside the unit. Do not remove it. Install the unit so as not to block the area around the fan. The unit may become hot when it is turned off, as the cooling fan on the rear of the unit is not activated.
INDEX Front Display Panel A Disc Type Indicator When a disc is loaded, the type of the disc is indicated. Disc Status Indicator When a disc is running, the disc marks rotate. VR Mode Indicator (VR) A pg. 74 Lights when a DVD-RW disc is formatted in VR mode. B Linear PCM Indicator (LPCM) Lights when AXP MODE REC AUDIOB is set to ALINEAR PCMB (A pg.
(F and G) matched correctly as indicated on the battery compartment or on the lid. The remote control can operate most of your unit’s functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets of JVC and other brands. (A pg. 67) PROGRESSIVE...
INDEX On-Screen Display (HDD & DVD deck) When ASUPERIMPOSEB is set to AAUTOB and ON SCREEN on the remote control is pressed, various operational indicators appear on the TV screen. To clear the operational indicators, press ON SCREEN twice. When playing back a recorded title 0:00 1:00 2:00...
On-Screen Display (DV Dubbing) When capturing images from the external DV equipment 0:00 1:00 00:00:00. 00 FR360 12bit GR-DV3500 A Recording speed B HDD capacity graph C HDD time counter D Recording time scale E HDD mode F Remote control mode G Connected DV equipment mode H Connected DV equipment model information I Input channel...
INSTALLING YOUR NEW UNIT Basic Connections Antenna or Cable Coaxial cable AC outlet Flat feeder Matching transformer (not supplied) AC power cord Back of unit To [S-VIDEO [AUDIO/ [COMPONENT OUTPUT] VIDEO OUT (Y/P Component S-video cable Audio/Video (not supplied) video cable (not supplied) It’s essential that your unit be properly connected.
Plug & Play Set Auto Clock Set/Auto Tuner Set This unit sets the clock and tuner channels automatically when AC power cord is first connected to an AC outlet. The antenna cable must be connected for the Plug & Play setting. The time and date can be set automatically by the clock setting data transmitted from one of the regular TV broadcast channels.
INITIAL SETTINGS Language Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ENTER On-screen Language Set This unit offers you the choice to view on-screen messages in 3 different languages. Press HDD or DVD so that the HDD or DVD lamp lights up on the unit.
Clock Set Perform clock setting only if the clock has not been set correctly by the Plug & Play setting. Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ENTER Semiauto Clock Set You can change the host channel/D.S.T.
INITIAL SETTINGS Tuner Set Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ENTER INFORMATION The unit selects the correct mode (TV or CATV) automatically during Auto Channel Set. The selected mode (TV or CATV) will be displayed on the right side of ABANDB on the Manual Tuner Set screen.
Monitor Set You can select the monitor type depending on the TV used when you play back DVD VIDEO discs recorded for wide-screen TVs. Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ENTER Press DVD so that the DVD lamp lights up on the unit.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Basic Playback Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. DVD lamp ENTER ATTENTION: It takes approximately 30 seconds to read a disc depending on the type and condition of the disc since this unit is multi-disc compatible (DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R).
Playback Features Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press DVD so that the DVD lamp lights up on the unit. TOP MENU ENTER MENU O/SLOW - JUMP - JUMP + Locating A Desired Scene Using The DVD Menu DVD VIDEO discs may have top menu and disc menu.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Skip Search During playback, press v. Each press initiates an approximately 30-second period of fast- motion playback. Normal playback resumes automatically. Skip search cannot be performed when a VCD/SVCD disc is being played back with the PBC function. One Touch Replay You can move back the playback position slightly.
ENTER MENU S/PREVIOUS REC MODE/REMAIN DISPLAY AUDIO SUBTITLE Marking Positions To Play Back Again Later It is possible to mark positions (up to 999 points) where you want to play back once again later, and start playback from a marked position.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Subtitle Selection Some DVD VIDEO discs contain more than one subtitle language, from among which you can choose the desired subtitle language. AhB appears on the TV screen at the beginning of the part where more than one subtitle language are recorded.
Using The On-screen Bar The on-screen bar allows you to control various playback functions. Some of the functions operated on Navigation Menu can be controlled on the On-screen bar. ATTENTION: The on-screen bar can also be used for the HDD deck. Be sure to clear Library Database Navigation screen by pressing NAVIGATION.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK DVD-RAM/RW/R Repeat playback is not performed. ALL REPEAT The whole disc is played back repeatedly. TITLE REPEAT The current title is played back repeatedly. DVD VIDEO Repeat playback is not performed. TITLE REPEAT The current title is played back repeatedly. CHAPTER REPEAT The current chapter is played back repeatedly.
CANCEL ENTER CLEAR Time Search You can play back a disc from the desired point by specifying the elapsed playing time from the beginning of a program (DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD VIDEO and HDD) or a disc (Video CD/ SVCD and Audio CD). Press ON SCREEN twice to access the on-screen bar.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Setting The Progressive Mode You can obtain optimal picture quality by selecting whether the content on the disc is processed by field (video source) or by frame (film source). Set the unit to the progressive scan mode. (A pg. 76) Press ON SCREEN twice to access the on-screen bar.
Parental Lock This function restricts playback of DVD VIDEO discs which contain violent (and other) scenes according to the level set by the user. For example, if a movie which includes violent scenes supports the parental lock feature, such scenes which you do not want to let children view can be cut or replaced by other scenes.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Basic Recording Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ATTENTION: It is not possible to record programs on a DVD-R disc which has already been finalized.
Recording Features Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press DV/HDD/DVD SELECT on the unit repeatedly or DVD on the remote so that the DVD lamp lights up on the unit. DVD lamp REMAIN Instant Timer Recording (ITR)
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Free Rate Function To record the entire program, the unit automatically sets the appropriate recording mode depending on the combination of the total time of the program to be recorded and either the remaining disc space or the specified recording time (from 60 minutes to 480 minutes).
Basic Recording Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ATTENTION: The HDD on the unit requires approximately 20 seconds to start up after the unit has been turned on, during which no operation can be made.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON HDD DECK Recording Features Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press DV/HDD/DVD SELECT on the unit repeatedly or HDD on the remote so that the HDD lamp lights up on the unit. HDD lamp REMAIN Instant Timer Recording (ITR)
Basic Playback Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ENTER DISPLAY ATTENTION: It may take a few seconds to start playback. This is not a malfunction. Forward/reverse high-speed search and other operations cannot be performed while playback is stopped.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON HDD DECK One Touch Replay You can move back the playback position slightly. Press w. Each press skips back for approximately 7 seconds and resumes playback. Pressing while paused skips back for approximately 7 seconds and resumes pause. 1.5x Speed Playback You can play back a title quickly.
Basic Playback Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. DV lamp Load a cassette. Make sure the window side is up, the rear label side is facing you and the arrow on the front of the cassette is pointed toward the unit.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DV DECK Playback Features Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press DV/HDD/DVD SELECT on the unit repeatedly or DV on the remote so that the DV lamp lights up on the unit. DISPLAY AUDIO ATTENTION:...
Live Memory Playback Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press DV/HDD/DVD SELECT on the unit repeatedly to select the HDD or DVD deck. This unit records pictures onto the hard disk and DVD-RAM disc, instead of video tapes, then plays back the pictures recorded on the disc.
LIVE MEMORY PLAYBACK ON HDD/DVD DECK Buttons To Be Used During Live Memory Playback Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press HDD or DVD to select the desired deck for Live Memory Playback.
Temporary recording for Live Memory (HDD deck only) This unit automatically records the channel being received, within the specified range of time, to the reserved space on the hard disk. The time range can be set for 30 minutes, 1 hour, and 3 hours. (A pg.
TIMER RECORDING ON HDD/DVD DECK VCR Plus+ Timer Programming You can program this unit to timer record as many as 32 programs. With the VCR Plus+ system, timer programming is greatly simplified because each TV program has a corresponding code number which your unit is able to recognize.
Weekly/Daily Recording You can record programs with one of the following weekly/daily timer settings. For the HDD deck When you select a mode other than ONCE, the space on the hard disk drive is saved for new recordings by overwriting previous recordings.
TIMER RECORDING ON HDD/DVD DECK Manual Timer Programming You can program this unit to timer record as many as 32 programs. If you do not know the PlusCode number for the program you wish to record, use the following procedure to set your unit to timer record the program.
CABLE/DBS PROG ENTER Selection Keys FGDE TIMER RECORDING ON HDD/DVD DECK Check Programs To check the whole list of programs Press PROG to access the program top screen. Press selection keys to select APROGRAM LISTB, then press ENTER. The details of a selected program appear on the top of the screen.
NAVIGATION ON HDD/DVD DECK Library Database Navigation The Library Database Navigation enables you to search and select the desired titles recorded on the HDD deck and the DVD deck very easily. You can record up to 99 titles on a disc. Each time a title is recorded, the information of the title is registered for the Library Database Navigation automatically.
Scan For Beginning Of Title Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Press HDD or DVD to choose the corresponding deck. Load a DVD disc to scan. CANCEL ENTER You can scan the beginning of the title easily with the Library Database Navigation.
NAVIGATION ON HDD/DVD DECK Modify Category Perform steps 1 – 4 of AModify IndexB (A pg. 51) before continuing. Press selection keys to select ACATEGORYB, then press ENTER. Press selection keys to select the desired category, then press ENTER. Press EDIT to return to the normal screen.
Divide Title (HDD deck only) Press EDIT. The Editing screen appears. Press selection keys to select ADIVIDEB, then press ENTER. Press selection keys to select a title to divide, then press ENTER. Press I to start playback. Press O or N to locate a point to divide, then press W.
NAVIGATION ON HDD/DVD DECK Create Play List Press EDIT. The Editing screen appears. (DVD deck only) Press selection keys to select AMODIFYB under AORIGINAL/PLAY LISTB, then press ENTER. Press selection keys to select ACREATEB, then press ENTER. Press selection keys to select a title that includes scenes to be included in a play list, then press ENTER.
Press NAVIGATION to return to the normal screen. NOTES: It is not possible to register discs formatted on devices other than JVC’s DVD recorders. It is not possible to register discs recorded on devices other than JVC’s DVD recorders. It is not possible to register discs when ASAVE AS LIBRARYB is set to AOFFB.
NAVIGATION ON HDD/DVD DECK Playback With MP3/WMA/JPEG Navigation This unit can play back discs that MP3/WMA sound files and JPEG image files taken with digital still cameras or other devices are recorded. The MP3/WMA/JPEG Navigation enables you to search and select the desired files recorded on CD-R/RW or CD-ROM discs very easily.
Dubbing Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. DUBBING ENTER NOTES: It is not possible to dub copy-protected contents. An error message will appear on the TV screen. It is not possible to dub simultaneously when timer programming is set.
EDITING Dubbing From HDD To DV It is possible to perform dubbing from the HDD deck to the DV deck. Load a Mini DV cassette with the erase protection switch set to ARECB. Press DUBBING to access the Dubbing Menu screen. Press selection keys to select AHDDNDVB, then press ENTER.
Dubbing From DV To HDD (Dubbing An Entire Cassette) It is possible to perform automatic dubbing of all the recorded programs of a cassette from the DV deck to the HDD deck using the AENTIREB dubbing. You cannot select the images to be dubbed;...
EDITING DV Dubbing (HDD & DVD Deck Only) You can dub programs from a camcorder or DV equipment connected to the unit with a DV cable. The unit’s remote control allows you the limited control of the connected camcorder or DV equipment functions during dubbing.
To pause dubbing, press selection keys to select then press ENTER. Both the unit and the external DV equipment pause dubbing. Pressing W on the unit also works the same way. Press selection keys to select ENTER. Then press o. The DV equipment stops. Press selection keys to select ENTER.
EDITING Edit From A Camcorder You can use a camcorder as the source player and your unit as the recording deck. If your camcorder has a DV IN/OUT connector, you can use the camcorder as the recording deck and your unit (DV deck only) as the source player.
Edit To Or From Another Recorder You can use your unit as the source player or as the recording deck. NOTES: When using another recorder as the recording deck, refer to its instruction manual. It is not possible to dub copy-protected contents. An error message will appear on the TV screen.
EDITING Digital Audio Dubbing You can dub selected audio from a DVD or Audio CD disc to a digital audio device. However, it is not possible to dub copy-protected discs. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. Example: Dubbing to an MD Digital audio device (MD deck, etc.)
Audio Dubbing (DV Deck Only) This function allows you to record new audio, without erasing the original audio, on a DV tape that was recorded with ADV AUDIO RECB set to A12BITB (A pg. 71). ATTENTION: You cannot perform Audio Dubbing on a tape that was recorded with ADV AUDIO RECB set to A16BITB (A pg.
EDITING Insert Editing (DV Deck Only) Insert Editing replaces the pictures with new ones, while the audio soundtrack remains unchanged. For Insert Editing, use your unit as the recording deck. ATTENTION: Insert Editing is not possible with a Mini DV cassette recorded in LP mode.
Remote Control Functions Remote Control 1/2/3/4 Code Switching The remote control is capable of controlling four JVC video units independently. Each of the units can respond to one of the four codes (1, 2, 3 or 4). The remote control is preset to send code 3 signals because your unit is initially set to respond to code 3 signals.
Your remote control can operate the basic functions of your cable box or DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) receiver set. In addition to JVC cable boxes or DBS receivers, other manufacturer’s cable boxes or DBS receivers can also be controlled. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to CABLE/DBS.
Connecting To A Dolby Digital Decoder Or An Amplifier With Built-in DTS These instructions enable you to connect your unit to a Dolby Digital Decoder or an amplifier with built-in DTS. Dolby Digital Decoder or amplifier with built-in DTS Coaxial cable (not supplied) To [DIGITAL AUDIO OUT (COAXIAL)]...
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Mode Set Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. ENTER AUDIO Various modes of this unit are categorized into menus nested in 2 levels shown in the following table. To change the settings of these modes, find the desired mode in the menu (for details on each menu, see pages 70 through 72), then follow the procedure below.
DISC PLAY SET UP RESUME OFF / / DISC RESUME When this function is set to AONB or ADISC RESUMEB, you can use the resume function. (A pg. 26) You cannot use the resume function. You can start playback from the resume point of the placed disc. DISC RESUME The unit retains a memory of the resume points of the last 30 discs played back, even though they have been ejected.
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS JUMP TIME 15 MIN / 30 MIN / 1 HR You can locate a scene ahead of or behind the currently viewed one by jumping a selected time interval during playback (or Live Memory Playback). For details, refer to AJump SearchB (A pg. 26, 40).
Changing VCR Plus+ Setting The VCR Plus+ programming system assigns a VCR Plus+ guide channel to the TV channels and the cable channels. These guide channel numbers are also called the VCR Plus+ channel codes. Most TV listings have a section, usually a chart, indicating the guide channel numbers assigned to each station.
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Format A Disc (DVD Deck Only) Some DVD-RAM/RW discs are unformatted. Format the disc when you use an unformatted disc or you want to delete all recordings and data on the disc. ATTENTION: When a disc is formatted, all recordings and data are erased. It is impossible to restore them.
Although DVD-R/RW discs finalized on this unit become playable on DVD players compatible with DVD-R/RW discs, some discs still may not play, for which JVC cannot take responsibility. Marked points marked before finalizing will be deleted, and titles will be divided automatically into AchaptersB approximately every 5 minutes.
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Scan Mode Set (HDD & DVD Deck Only) If you connect the unit and TV with Component Video Connection (A pg. 18), you can select the scan mode from two modes: Interlaced scan mode which is used in the conventional TV system, and Progressive scan mode which enables reproduction of higher-quality images.
The remote control of a JVC TV will not operate the unit. The setting of the remote control code is inappropriate. ] To operate the unit using a JVC TV remote control, set the remote control code of the unit to A1B (Default: A3B). (A pg. 67)
The playback picture is blurred or interrupted while TV broadcasts are clear or AUSE CLEANING CASSETTEB message appears on the screen. The video heads may be dirty. ] Use a dry cleaning cassette M-DV12CL, or consult your JVC dealer. Recording (DVD Deck) The desired program cannot be recorded.
Timer Recording (HDD & DVD Deck) Timer programming cannot be made. Date and time is not correct. ] Set date and time correctly. (A pg. 21) Timer recording is in progress. ] Timer programming can’t be performed while a timer recording is in progress.
TROUBLESHOOTING On-screen Message (HDD & DVD Deck Only) DISC NOT REGISTERED IN THE LIBRARY REGISTER DISC? A disc that is not registered in the library has been inserted. Register the disc as necessary. (A pg. 55) INSERT DISC XXXX Appears when a title that has been selected in the library is not contained in the loaded disc.
Language Code List Afar Abkhazian Afrikaans Ameharic Arabic Assamese Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir Byelorussian Bulgarian Bihari Bislama Bengali, Bangla Tibetan Breton Catalan Corsican Czech Welsh Bhutani Greek Esperanto Estonian Basque Persian Fiji Faroese Frisian Irish Scots Gaelic Galician Guarani Gujarati Hausa Hindi Croatian Hungarian...
APPENDIX Country/Area Code List for Parental Lock Andorra United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Antigua and Barbuda Anguilla Albania Armenia Netherlands Antilles Angola Antarctica Argentina American Samoa Austria Australia Aruba Azerbaijan Bosnia and Herzegovina Barbados Bangladesh Belgium Burkina Faso Bulgaria Bahrain Burundi Benin Bermuda Brunei Darussalam...
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SPECIFICATIONS GENERAL Power requirement AC 120 VH, 60 Hz Power consumption Power on: 49 W Power off: 12 W Temperature Operating: 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F) Storage: –20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F) Operating position Horizontal only Dimensions (WxHxD) 435 mm x 96 mm x 383 mm (17-1/10"...