JVC DR-MH300BE Instructions Manual

JVC DR-MH300BE Instructions Manual

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  • Page 2: Getting Started Safety Precautions

    8. AVOID violent shocks to the unit during transport. For Italy: It is declared that this product, brand JVC, conforms to the Ministry Decree n. 548 of 28 Aug.’95 published in the Official Gazette of the Italian Republic n. 301 of 28 Dec.’95.
  • Page 3: Precautions During Operation

    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.
  • Page 4: Precautions

    Precautions If any of the following abnormalities occur, pull out the power plug immediately. When smoke or any strange odour is emitted. When water or any foreign substance enters the interior. When dropped or damaged. When the power cord is worn. Switch off the power immediately, then pull out the power plug from the socket.
  • Page 5: Copyrights

    Copyrights Recordings from TV broadcasts or pre-recorded material cannot be used without the consent of the right-holder under copyright law, except for personal enjoyment. Software or broadcasts containing copyright protection signals cannot be recorded or dubbed. Note that broadcasting for profit or public viewing, material recorded/edited using this unit even in miniaturised screens, may infringe on authors’...
  • Page 6: Check Out These Capabilities

    Check Out These Capabilities Feel at ease even on long business trips Fully recordable max. 300 hours (HDD Capacity: 160 GB) (with recording mode at FR480) Equipped with a high capacity hard disk (HDD) to record more of your favourite programmes.
  • Page 7 Doing this and that is a breeze! It’s okay if you don’t know how to operate Help is available (Help Guide) View simple explanations using the have difficulty operating this unit. [ Even I can play back Record and play back using DVD-RAM/-RW/-R discs (Equipped with DVD Multi Drive) Choose from DVD-RAM, DVD-RW and DVD-R discs to match your purpose.
  • Page 8: Common Ways To Use

    Common Ways to Use Recommended ways of using this unit! Start off by recording to the HDD S TA N D B Y / O N ABasic RecordingB [ ATimer Programming Using Programme Listing (The GUIDE Plus+ System)B [ To cut away excess portions or commercials ADeleting ScenesB [ P81]...
  • Page 9 How to choose a DVD disc At times like these To record repeatedly To play on other units To perform high speed dubbing from the HDD To record programmes that are only recordable once S TA N D B Y / O N Not sure which disc to use For details on the types of discs, see AAbout DiscsB [ When using DVD-RW, DVD-R...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Contents DR-MH300SE/BE HDD & DVD VIDEO RECORDER RAM/RW S TA N D B Y / O N H EN Getting Started Safety Precautions ... 2 Precautions during Operation ... 3 Precautions ... 4 Copyrights ... 5 Check Out These Capabilities ... 6 Common Ways to Use...
  • Page 11 To Lock the Disc Tray (Tray Lock) ...93 Changing Remote Control Settings...94 Operating a TV from Other Manufacturers ...94 Using Multiple JVC Recorders ...94 Playback Setting Menu Operations ...95 How to Use the Playback Setting Menu ...95 Description of Each Setting ...96 Setup Menu ...
  • Page 12: About Discs

    About Discs Recordable/Playable Discs Disc type Built-in DVD-RAM 12 cm: 4.7 GB/9.4 GB (*1) 8 cm: 1.4 GB/2.8 GB (*1) Ver. 2.0 Ver. 2.1 Ver. 2.1/3x DVD-RW 12 cm: 4.7 GB 8 cm: 1.4 GB Ver. 1.1 Ver. 1.1/2x Ver. 1.2/4x 12 cm: 4.7 GB DVD-R 8 cm: 1.4 GB...
  • Page 13: Unplayable Discs

    Unplayable Discs DVD-RAM (2.6 GB/5.2 GB) DVD-R DL (single-sided double-layered) +R DL (single-sided double-layered) DVD-R for Authoring CD-ROM/R/RW (including PhotoCD, CD-G) DDCD (1.3 GB Double Density CD) HDCD (High Density CD) Never use discs with their seals or labels peeled off; discs in unusual shapes rather than circular ones;...
  • Page 14: How To Use This Manual

    How to Use this Manual ABCDEFGHIJK Applicable media are highlighted on the above icons. HELP GUIDE Selection Keys (FGDE) DUBBING Buttons to use in each step are denoted by step numbers. Other buttons to use are denoted by button names. About this Manual The text in this manual mainly describes operations that use the remote control.
  • Page 15: Functions Of Each Part

    Functions of Each Part Front View Infrared receptor Operate HDD Operate DVD S TA N D B Y / O N Recording Power (On/Off) Front Display Panel VPS/PDC reception indicator Disc operation indicator Video indicator VR mode disc indicator HDD DVD HDD mode indicator Disc type indicator There are 4 levels of brightness that can be set for the front display panel.
  • Page 16: Remote Control

    Functions of Each Part Remote Control TV input switch View Help [ Open/Close disc tray Operate HDD Enter numbers (Number Keys) Switch channels Cancel [ P37, 69] Switch to external input channel View programme information in the GUIDE Plus+ system [ (TV mute) Enter/Exit the GUIDE Plus+ system Display TOP menu [...
  • Page 17: Preparations

    Selecting Devices to Connect Connection methods vary with the devices used. Refer also to the manuals of the devices to be connected. Turn off the devices before connecting. Antenna Cable, satellite broadcast External receiver Rear View Connect with antenna or cable Connect with TV input Via HDMI HDMI OUT...
  • Page 18: Receiving Via Antenna

  • Page 19: Receiving Via External Receiver

    Receiving via External Receiver Connect Using SCART Cable TO CABLE OR ANTENNA ANT IN TO TV RF cable (not supplied) ANTENNA HDMI OUT ANTENNA RF cable (supplied) IMPORTANT: ........................Leave the external receiver on during timer recording standby.
  • Page 20: Connect Using Component Video Cable

    Receiving via External Receiver Connect Using Component Video Cable TO CABLE OR ANTENNA RF cable (not supplied) HDMI OUT RF cable (supplied) IMPORTANT: ........................To use the component output, be sure to set the following.
  • Page 21: Connect Using Hdmi Cable

    Connect Using HDMI Cable TO CABLE OR ANTENNA RF cable (not supplied) HDMI OUT HDMI OUT HDMI cable (not supplied) RF cable (supplied) IMPORTANT: ........................The default setting for the image output format will be A576iB.
  • Page 22: Connect Using Hdmi - Dvi Cable

    Receiving via External Receiver Connect Using HDMI - DVI Cable TO CABLE OR ANTENNA RF cable (not supplied) HDMI OUT HDMI OUT HDMI OUT HDMI to DVI conversion cable (not supplied) RF cable (supplied) IMPORTANT: ........................Refer also to the TV manual for connection.
  • Page 23: Dubbing From Dv Camcorder/Video Cassette Recorder

    Dubbing from DV Camcorder/Video Cassette Recorder S TA N D B Y / O N Audio/Video cable -OUTPUT- S-VIDEO VIDEO AUDIO L AUDIO R IMPORTANT: ............When connecting the unit to a device equipped with a DV input connector, be sure to use the optional DV cable (VC-VDV204U).
  • Page 24: Setup Procedures

    Setup Procedures In order to use this unit correctly, set each item in the following steps. When connecting an antenna and TV, Turn on the TV. Switch the TV to the input (EXT-1, EXT-2, etc.) connected with this unit. Insert the unit’s power plug into the socket. APLEASEB and AWAITB blink alternately on the front display panel as the unit starts up.
  • Page 25: Auto Setup

    Auto Setup Auto setup is a function to easily set this unit’s receiving channel, clock and guide programme number by selecting the region. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 26 Auto Setup (continued) Select “AUTO SET”. SELECT CONFIRM The AUTO SET screen will be displayed, and auto setup is performed. CONFIRM While AUTO SET is in progress, AAUTOB will be displayed on the front display panel. Do NOT press any button on the unit or the remote control during this time.
  • Page 27: Preset Download

    Preset Download If using a TV that provides the T-V Link function, channel settings can be downloaded from the TV by connecting with a SCART cable. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 28: Setting On-Screen Language

    Setting On-screen Language Set the language for menu display on the screen. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 29: Setting Tv Screen Size

    Setting TV Screen Size Set in accordance with the monitor type of the connected TV and others. MONITOR TYPE A4:3LBB (Letterbox conversion) Select this if the aspect ratio of your TV is 4:3 (conventional TV). When displaying a 16:9 wide image, it is displayed in full screen with a black band at the top and bottom.
  • Page 30: The Guide Plus+ System Setup

    The GUIDE Plus+ System Setup Before using the GUIDE Plus+ system, you need to perform initial setup to enable receiving of the host channel carrying the programme data. Take note of the setting especially if you are using an external receiver.
  • Page 31 If using an external receiver Set up the external receiver. Select AExternal Receiver 1B. SELECT External Receiver 1 CONFIRM Check the message screen. CONFIRM Select and confirm on the type of reception. Select ACableB, ASatelliteB or ATerrestrialB. SELECT CONFIRM Select and confirm on the provider. Select and confirm on the brand.
  • Page 32: The Guide Plus+ System

    The GUIDE Plus+ System Operation of Remote Control Buttons GUIDE Selection Keys ENTER Action INFO DAY(-/+) PAGE+/- Number Keys Screen Layout of the GUIDE Plus+ System Video Window You can watch the current selected channel even while accessing the GUIDE Plus+ system. Menu Bar For selecting the function area.
  • Page 33: Types Of Area

    Types of Area Select the area on the Menu Bar. Grid The screen initially displayed when GUIDE is pressed. (This is the AHomeB area.) Offers information about the programmes. You can select a programme to timer record and remind (watch). Search You can perform a search narrowed down to category, or search by keyword to look for programmes.
  • Page 34: Input/Output Setting

    Input/Output Setting The SCART connector supports the connection of composite video signals. Settings must correspond with the type of video signal to use and the device to connect. IMPORTANT: ............For normal use, you can leave the default settings as they are.
  • Page 35: Clock Setting

    Clock Setting Usually performed automatically using auto setup or preset download. If cannot be set automatically in some regions, set them manually. NOTES: ............Just Clock (when set to AONB) adjusts the unit’s built- in clock every 3 hours from 03:00 to 21:00.
  • Page 36: Setting Receiving Channels

    Setting Receiving Channels Usually performed automatically using auto setup or preset download. If cannot be set automatically in some regions, set them manually. IMPORTANT: ............If channel settings are performed manually, the guide channel will not be set.
  • Page 37 Deleting a channel Operate up to step E. Select a channel that you want to delete. SELECT CONFIRM Delete. If the channel is deleted, subsequent channels will move forward one by one. Shifting the channel position Operate up to step E. Select “MOVE”.
  • Page 38: Show View Guide Channel Set

    Guide Channel Usually performed automatically using auto setup or preset download. Set if channel settings are performed manually, or if the receiving channel differs from the channel set using S timer programming. NOTE: ............Guide programme numbers are assigned to the TV stations of the respective broadcast areas, for timer programming.
  • Page 39: Screen Display

    Screen Display On-Screen Display Displays on the TV screen when ON SCREEN is pressed. Display during recording During on air, when ON SCREEN is pressed or when the channel is changed, the programme title is displayed for approximately 5 seconds. Recording deck Title number TITLE99...
  • Page 40: Basic Operations

    Basic Recording ABCDEFGHIJK TV programmes can be recorded to the HDD or a DVD disc with ease. You can record up to 500 programmes on the HDD, and 99 programmes on one DVD disc. Simultaneous recording on HDD and DVD cannot be done.
  • Page 41: Start Recording

    Select the recording mode. Usually select SP (standard) mode. The recording mode changes each time REC MODE/REMAIN is pressed. Pressing the Selection Keys (FG) also changes See ARecording ModeB [ Recordable time for each recording mode. The shorter the recordable time, the higher the image quality.
  • Page 42: Basic Playback (Library Database Navigation)

    Basic Playback (Library Database Navigation) ABCDEFGHIJK Play back recorded programmes using Library Database Navigation. Library Database Navigation cannot be used for finalised DVD-RW/-R (Video mode) discs. Press TOP MENU or MENU to play back. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 43 Select the programme that you wish to watch from the thumbnails. Animated thumbnail SELECT Information on the selected programme CONFIRM Thumbnails are arranged in order of recording date and time. A ANEWB mark is displayed on the thumbnails of programmes that have not been watched. Pages can be advanced using TOP MENU or MENU.
  • Page 44: Usable Buttons During Playback

    Usable Buttons during Playback IMPORTANT: ........Marks For HDD, DVD-RAM and DVD-RW/-R (VR mode) Marks can be set or deleted...
  • Page 45: Timer Programming Guide

    Timer Programming Guide What kind of programming methods are there? From the AGridB area [ P46] From the AScheduleB area GUIDE Plus+ System From the ASearchB area P50] Calendar timer programming P54] Programme navigation P52] 6 Ways to Programme Search programmes by channel and time using the screen’s programme listing to set recording (programming).
  • Page 46: Timer Programming Using Programme Listing (The Guide Plus+ System)

    Timer Programming Using Programme Listing (The GUIDE Plus+ System) ABCDEFGHIJK Timer programming can be done easily from the programme listing by simply pressing the buttons. (One-Button-Record) You can programme a maximum of 16 programmes up to 7 days in advance, including other programmes, within 1 month.
  • Page 47: Timer Programming Using Show View Number In The Programme Listing

    Timer Programming Using S Number in the Programme Listing Timer programming can be set simply by entering the number. Access the GUIDE Plus+ system. Select Schedule Select ShowView ShowView Enter the S number. To re-enter the number, press the Action (GREEN) button.
  • Page 48: Manual Timer Programming (The Guide Plus+ System)

    Manual Timer Programming (The GUIDE Plus+ System) ABCDEFGHIJK Timer programming can be done by specifying the date, time and channel as manual programming settings on the GUIDE Plus+ system screen. You can programme a maximum of 16 programmes up to 7 days in advance, including other programmes, within 1 month.
  • Page 49 Select and confirm on ASaveB. SELECT Save CONFIRM The AScheduleB area screen is displayed, with the new timer programme added. If you do not wish to save, select ADon’t SaveB, then press ENTER. If setting the recording deck, recording mode, etc. To set the recording deck, recording mode, recording interval, etc.
  • Page 50: Searching Programmes For Timer Programming (The Guide Plus+ System)

    Searching Programmes for Timer Programming (The GUIDE Plus+ System) ABCDEFGHIJK Programmes can be searched by category. In addition, programmes related to the keywords entered can be searched. PREPARATION: ............Load a recordable disc when recording to a DVD disc.
  • Page 51: To Search By Keyword

    To Search by Keyword You can search for a desired programme by specifying the words that appear in the title. Select My Choice from the screen. SELECT If keywords have been registered previously, a keyword list will be displayed as menu. Display the Virtual Keyboard.
  • Page 52: Show View Timer Programming

    Timer Programming ABCDEFGHIJK With S system, timer programming can be set simply by entering the number corresponding to the TV programme. You can programme up to 16 programmes, including other programmes, within 1 month. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 53 If necessary, set recording options for timer programming. Select AINPUT TITLEB to enter the title name. See ACreating Programme TitleB [ The title can be set later. Select ACATEGORYB to set the category. See AModify CategoryB [ The category can be set later. Select and confirm on AVPS/PDCB.
  • Page 54: Calendar Timer Programming

    Calendar Timer Programming ABCDEFGHIJK You can set timer programme by specifying the date and time. You can programme up to 16 programmes, including other programmes, within 1 year. PREPARATION: ............Load a recordable disc when recording to a DVD disc.
  • Page 55 Select ACATEGORYB to set the category. See AModifying Thumbnail/CategoryB P72]. The category can be set later. Select and confirm on AVPS/PDCB. Select AWEEKLY/DAILYB to set the recording frequency. See AWeekly/Daily Timer ProgrammingB P86]. Select AREC MODEB to set the recording mode.
  • Page 56: Changing Or Cancelling A Timer Programme (The Guide Plus+ System)

    Changing or Cancelling a Timer Programme (The GUIDE Plus+ System) ABCDEFGHIJK Changing or cancelling a timer programme can be done on the AScheduleB area screen. Action (RED) Action (GREEN) Access the GUIDE Plus+ system. Select “Schedule”. Select the timer programme that you wish to cancel or change.
  • Page 57: Checking, Changing Or Cancelling A Timer Programme

    Checking, Changing or Cancelling a Timer Programme ABCDEFGHIJK Timer programmes can be changed or cancelled. Display the programme navigation screen. Select “PROGRAMME LIST” or “CALENDAR LIST”. SELECT PROGRAMME LIST CONFIRM Select a timer programme. If APROGRAMME LISTB is selected Select a programme. SELECT CONFIRM Pressing the Selection Key (E) will display the...
  • Page 58: Watching While Recording

    Watching While Recording ABCDEFGHIJK While the HDD or DVD-RAM is recording a programme, you can watch a recorded portion of a programme even before recording ends. (Live Memory Playback) During recording, you can watch another programme that has been recorded. (Simultaneous Recording and Playback) GSLOW ON SCREEN...
  • Page 59: Play Back Other Programmes While Recording (Hdd & Dvd-Ram/-Rw/-R)

    Select “BEGINNING”. SELECT BEGINNING CONFIRM See AUsable Buttons during PlaybackB [ To stop Live Memory Playback Exits Live Memory Playback, and the image currently being recorded is displayed. Operating status during Live Memory Playback To display the operation information, for example, on the HDD.
  • Page 60: Watching Dvd Videos

    Watching DVD Videos ABCDEFGHIJK Commercially available DVD Videos can be played back. Setting the audio, subtitle language and angle (camera) during playback. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 61: Audio, Subtitle And Angle Selection

    Audio, Subtitle and Angle Selection Selecting the audio language (DVD Video, Video CD) For Video CDs, the audio will be switched. During playback SELECT On-screen Display ENGLISH Selecting the subtitle language During playback SELECT On-screen Display ENGLISH Selecting the image angle (camera) (DVD Video) During playback SELECT...
  • Page 62: Switching The Image Output Format

    Switching the Image Output Format ABCDEFGHIJK This unit has an HDMI terminal that connects digitally with the monitor. HDMI can be easily connected using just one cable. Moreover, you can enjoy high image and high sound quality as the video and audio signals are output as digital signals.
  • Page 63: Playing Back Mp3 & Jpeg Files

    Playing Back MP3 & JPEG Files ABCDEFGHIJK Able to play back MP3 audio files recorded in CD-R discs, etc. and play back JPEG still images as a slide show. PREPARATION: ............If a disc contains both MP3 and JPEG files, specify the file for playback using the following setting.
  • Page 64: Formatting

    Formatting ABCDEFGHIJK Formatting will erase all the data. As such, before formatting a recorded disc, make sure the disc does not contain important recordings. Brand new DVD-RAM or DVD-RW discs may also need to be formatted. To use a DVD-R disc in VR mode, format the new disc in VR mode.
  • Page 65: Watching On Other Dvd Players (Finalising)

    Watching on Other DVD Players (Finalising) ABCDEFGHIJK To play back DVD-R and DVD-RW discs on other DVD players, perform finalisation. Finalising a Video mode disc results in a DVD VIDEO disc with programme menu. Recording and editing are not possible after finalising.
  • Page 66: Dubbing

    Dubbing Two-way dubbing between HDD and DVD disc is possible with this single unit. In addition, dubbing can be done from an external DV camcorder to the HDD or DVD. Refer to the following content for reference during dubbing. Dubbing Dubbing deck source DV camcorder...
  • Page 67: Recordable Once Only Programmes (Copy-Once)

    Recordable Once Only Programmes (Copy-once) Among digital broadcasts, there are programmes whose recording with digital devices is permitted only once for the purpose of copyright protection. To record such programmes to a DVD disc, use a CPRM-compliant disc. CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) refers to the technology that enables the recording of copyright-protected Acopy-onceB programmes.
  • Page 68: Dubbing Between Hdd And Dvd Deck

    Dubbing between HDD and DVD Deck ABCDEFGHIJK You can easily dub from the HDD to DVD disc, and vice versa. There are 3 ways to dub from the HDD to the DVD disc, so you can choose whichever matches your purpose. PREPARATION: ..
  • Page 69 Enter into memory. Repeat step as necessary. Up to a maximum of 8 programmes can be selected. To cancel the memory, press MEMO/MARK at the programme that has been entered into memory. To cancel all the programmes, press CANCEL. Programmes recorded in DV mode and in other recording modes cannot be selected at the same time.
  • Page 70: Dubbing From Dv Camcorder/Video Cassette Recorder

    Dubbing from DV Camcorder/Video Cassette Recorder ABCDEFGHIJK Dubbing can be done from a DV camcorder that is connected to this unit with a DV cable. You can also operate the DV camcorder from this unit’s remote control. (On-screen display for DV dubbing) Dubbing video tape images to a DVD disc or the HDD.
  • Page 71: Dubbing From Video Cassette Recorder (Vcr)

    If switching the DV sound Select ASound monitor switchB ), and press ENTER to switch. SELECT SOUND1BSOUND2BMIX CONFIRM SOUND1: Record with normal (original) stereo sound. SOUND2: Record post-recorded sound in stereo. MIX: Record both normal stereo sound and post-recording sound. (Post-recording sound is not available for 16 bit recording) Start dubbing.
  • Page 72: Editing

    Modifying Thumbnail/ Category ABCDEFGHIJK Thumbnail: The picture on the programme list can be changed to your preferred picture. Category: Can be used for programme searching. You can also modify the thumbnails and category of the play list for HDD as well as DVD-RAM and DVD-RW/-R (VR mode and unfinalised Video mode) discs.
  • Page 73: Modify Thumbnail

    Modify Thumbnail Select “INDEX”. SELECT CONFIRM Decide on the thumbnail image. Start playback, then pause at the desired scene. Use SLOWG/SLOWF to search for the scene. Select AREPLACEB. SELECT CONFIRM REPLACE The new image will be registered. Exit thumbnail modification. Modify Category Select “CATEGORY”.
  • Page 74: Creating Programme Title

    Creating Programme Title ABCDEFGHIJK You can name or modify the titles of recorded programmes. You can also name or modify the title name of the play list for HDD as well as DVD-RAM and DVD-RW/-R (VR mode and unfinalised Video mode) discs. NOTES: ..
  • Page 75: Creating/Deleting Chapters (Marks)

    Creating/Deleting Chapters (Marks) ABCDEFGHIJK If chapters (marks) are created in the recorded programme, a preferred scene in the programme can be easily located. NOTE: ............Modification on the DVD discs is not possible in the following cases.
  • Page 76: Gathering Favourite Scenes (Play List Creation)

    Gathering Favourite Scenes (Play List Creation) ABCDEFGHIJK A play list is a single programme with a collection of favourite scenes gathered from multiple original programmes. Up to 99 can be created. STOP/CLEAR NOTES: ............Play list cannot be created if there is a mixture of programmes recorded in DV mode and other recording modes.
  • Page 77 Confirm on the start point. CONFIRM IN/OUT The image of the start point for the scene will be displayed on the AINB sub-screen. Decide on the end point of the scene. Start playback, then pause at the scene where you want the created play list to end.
  • Page 78: Editing Play List

    Editing Play List ABCDEFGHIJK You can modify or move the scenes of a created play list. In addition, new scenes can be added. H EN Modify Scene Select disc. Display the Editing screen. When DVD is selected Load a disc. Press EDIT to display the Editing screen.
  • Page 79: Move Scenes

    Select the scene that you want to modify. Select AMODIFYB. Playback start point SELECT CONFIRM MODIFY Select the playback start or end point of a scene to modify. SELECT CONFIRM To cancel modification, press RETURN or EDIT. Create new scene. Start playback, then pause at the desired scene.
  • Page 80: Deleting/Protecting A Programme

    Deleting/Protecting a Programme ABCDEFGHIJK Deleting unwanted programmes can increase the disc remaining time. (However, the disc remaining time does not increase for DVD-R discs. For DVD-RW (Video mode) discs, the disc remaining time increases only when the last programme is deleted.) Protect function to prevent accidental erasure is available for DVD-RAM and DVD-RW/-R (VR mode) discs.
  • Page 81: Deleting Scenes

    Deleting Scenes ABCDEFGHIJK You can delete commercial breaks from a recorded programme. IMPORTANT: ............Deleting scenes does not increase remaining capacity for DVD-R (VR mode).
  • Page 82: Dividing Scenes

    Dividing Scenes ABCDEFGHIJK You can divide programmes that are recorded continuously. IMPORTANT: ............It is not possible to divide in the following cases.
  • Page 83: Useful Features

    Help Guide When you encounter problems with the operating procedures, the help guide displays advices on operations that are closely related to the current usage condition. TOP MENU MENU IMPORTANT: ............While the help guide is being displayed, operations such as recording and playback is not possible.
  • Page 84: Recording Mode

    Recording Mode ABCDEFGHIJK The recording mode is the setting for the compression level when recording images. The image quality and recording time are related. Recordable Time According to Recording Mode (Hours: The numbers shown are estimates.) HDD (by temporary recording set- Recording (single- mode...
  • Page 85: Dv Mode

    JUST mode setting (when timer recording to a DVD disc) The unit automatically sets the appropriate FR mode depending on the disc remaining time. Set AREC MODEB to AJUSTB at the recording setting for timer programming. Example Automatically sets FR mode for recording a 30-minute programme, on a disc with 20 minutes remaining time in XP mode.
  • Page 86: Weekly/Daily Timer Programming

    Weekly/Daily Timer Programming ABCDEFGHIJK Programmes can be timer recorded regularly on a daily or weekly basis. Recorded programmes set for weekly/daily recording overwrite on the HDD can be kept. (Overwrite protection) H EN Weekly/daily recording settings Set when timer programming or when changing the timer programme.
  • Page 87 Simple timer programming for the following week Press PROG when playing back a recorded programme. Select “YES”. SELECT CONFIRM If there is inactivity for approximately 5 seconds, the programme navigation screen will be displayed. To cancel, press PROG. If there is inactivity for approximately 1 minute during setting, the settings will be cancelled and the screen will return to the broadcast screen.
  • Page 88: Temporary Recording

    Temporary Recording ABCDEFGHIJK After turning on this unit, temporary recording will automatically take place for only the time duration that has been set while you are watching TV. You can play back missed scenes (RetroActive Playback), or record from the beginning of the programme you are currently watching (RetroActive Recording).
  • Page 89: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording ABCDEFGHIJK The following describe the measures and caution points to note during timer recording. NOTE: ............Relief Recording If the remaining capacity of the HDD is insufficient, relief recording is not possible.
  • Page 90: Managing Dvds (Library)

    ............The following discs cannot be registered in the library. • DVD-RAM, DVD-RW Discs formatted using devices other than JVC DVD recorders. • DVD-R New discs recorded using devices other than JVC DVD recorders.
  • Page 91: To Delete From Library

    To Delete from Library Select DVD. Press EDIT. Select “DELETE”. SELECT CONFIRM Select the DISC number to delete. SELECT CONFIRM Select “DELETE”. SELECT CONFIRM Exit. To Search for Recorded Programmes from Library Select disc. Display the Library Database Navigation screen. Specify method for programme search.
  • Page 92: Sound

    Sound Sound settings (HDD, DVD-RAM/-RW(VR)/-R(VR)) This unit can receive A2 and NICAM programmes. Programme type A2 STEREO A2 Bilingual Regular Monaural NICAM STEREO NICAM Bilingual NICAM Monaural External Source IMPORTANT: ........................If receiving NICAM, set Setup Menu AAUDIO RECB = ANICAMB [ For NICAM Bilingual broadcast, NICAM FM Sound will be output when the following setting is set.
  • Page 93: Avoiding Misuse

    Avoiding Misuse Setting the child lock will disable the buttons on the unit and the remote control. If the tray lock is set, the disc tray will not function even when OPEN/CLOSE is pressed. NOTE: ............Timer recording will be performed even when the child lock is set.
  • Page 94: Changing Remote Control Settings

    If the remote control’s batteries are removed, the brand code will revert to 01 (JVC). Re-perform the setting. NOTE: ............
  • Page 95: Playback Setting Menu Operations

    Playback Setting Menu Operations ABCDEFGHIJK During disc playback, use this on-screen bar to perform settings such as playback mode, image or audio mode. PREPARATION: ............Switch TV/DVD on the remote control to DVD.
  • Page 96: Description Of Each Setting

    Playback Setting Menu Operations Description of Each Setting Repeat Playback For setting the repeat playback mode of titles, chapters, etc. -RAM -RW-VR -RW-VIDEO ALL REPEAT -R-VR -R-VIDEO TITLE REPEAT -VIDEO V-CD CHAPTER REPEAT TRACK REPEAT JPEG ACHAPTER REPEATB and ATRACK REPEATB are not available for DVD discs. For HDD, only ATITLE REPEATB is available.
  • Page 97 Programme Playback PRGM Play back in order of specified tracks. If selected during programme playback, normal playback will be activated. A box for specifying the playback order appears when the menu is selected. Enter the track number in order from 1 V-CD using the Number Keys.
  • Page 98: Setup Menu

    Setup Menu Performing basic settings that determine the operations of this unit. Press SET UP to access the setup menu. (Upper category) > (Lower category) No. (Setting item) (Description of setting contents) (Default setting) (Other settings) DVD VIDEO SET UP > LANGUAGE SET A MENU LANGUAGE For setting the menu screen language for DVD Videos.
  • Page 99 DVD VIDEO SET UP > AUDIO OUTPUT F D.RANGE CONTROL For setting the compression rate of the dynamic range (ratio of the maximum volume and the minimum volume) while playing back with Dolby Digital. NORMAL WIDE RANGE TV MODE G OUTPUT LEVEL For setting the audio output level.
  • Page 100 Setup Menu (continued) HDD/DVD SET UP > DVD SET UP K SAVE AS LIBRARY For setting whether to register a recorded or timer recorded programme title to the Library Database Navigation (DVD Navigation). L CONTINUOUS PLAY For setting whether to play back multiple programme titles on a disc continuously. (For finalised DVD-RW/-R (Video mode), continuous playback will be activated.) M VIDEO MODE RECORDING ASPECT For discs in Video mode, the aspect ratio of the screen is fixed for a programme.
  • Page 101 HDD/DVD SET UP > COMMON SET UP U MOTION INDEX For setting whether to set the picture on the top left of the Library Database Navigation screen or Editing screen to that of the selected programme or broadcast screen. If a programme recorded in DV mode is selected during recording or temporary recording, the broadcast screen will be displayed.
  • Page 102 Setup Menu (continued) FUNCTION SET UP > DISPLAY SET b SUPERIMPOSE For setting whether to automatically display the operation details on the TV screen. AUTO c BLUE BACK For setting whether to display a blue screen, when broadcast cannot be received or if there are no signals at the external input. Set to AOFFB when the signals are weak or reception is poor.
  • Page 103 FUNCTION SET UP > VIDEO IN/OUT j L-1 OUTPUT For setting the output signal of the connector in accordance with the connecting device, when using the SCART connector [L-1] on the rear panel. SCART VIDEO SCART S-VIDEO SCART RGB COMPONENT k L-1 INPUT For setting the input signal of the connector in accordance with the connecting device, when using the SCART connector [L-1] on the rear panel as a input connector.
  • Page 104: Tv Station And Id List

    TV Station and ID List The AIDB abbreviation is what is shown on-screen in lieu of the station name. The AIDB abbreviation is listed in the Confirmation screen and is displayed on the TV screen when the unit is tuned to a different station. STATION NAME 1000 TV1000...
  • Page 105: Language Code List

    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...
  • Page 106 Q&A Preparations Which discs are unplayable? Can I use cartridge-enclosed DVD-RAMs? See AAbout DiscsB [ P12]. Can I replace the HDD on my own? No. This unit’s HDD contains software required for operations, and will not function if replaced with a commercially available HDD.
  • Page 107 Playback Does not perform as operated when playing a commercially available DVD Video. There are some DVD Videos and Video CDs with playback controls set by the disc maker. Can I perform reverse playback (-1x speed playback) on Video CDs? No.
  • Page 108: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Resetting APLEASEB and AWAITB display alternately, or ARESETTINGB blinks for a long time after the power plug is inserted. Is it a malfunction? It normally takes about 40 seconds to prepare before you can start any operations. Operations cannot be performed during this period.
  • Page 109 Playback does not start. The programme has reached its ending portion. Press ON SCREEN to confirm. [ P39] The recording has just completed. Wait approximately 30 seconds, then press PLAY. It may not be possible to record, play, edit, or dub discs recorded or formatted on other players or computers, on this unit.
  • Page 110: On-Screen Message

  • Page 112: Specifications

    Specifications GENERAL Power requirement AC 220 V - 240 V H, 50 Hz/60 Hz Power consumption Power on: 36 W Power off: 6.4 W Temperature Operating: 5I to 35I Storage: -20I to 60I Operating position Horizontal only Dimensions (WxHxD) 435 mm x 70 mm x 300 mm Weight 4.6 kg VIDEO/AUDIO (DVD Deck)
  • Page 113: Glossary

    Glossary Bitstream Digital signals of compressed sounds or images. A unit for segments of music and images in the titles of DVD Videos, etc. It can be freely Chapter created for programmes recorded using this unit. (For DVD-RAM and DVD-RW (VR) discs.) Decoder A device that reverts compressed signals of sounds and images to their original signals.
  • Page 114: List Of Terms

    List of Terms A-B Repeat Playback ... 96 Adjusting the Picture Quality ... 97 Angle Selection ... 61 Audio language ... 61, 98 Basic Playback (Library Database Navigation) ... 42 Basic Recording ... 40 Calendar timer programming ... 54 Changing or cancelling a timer programme ...
  • Page 115 Random Playback ... 97 Recordable time ... 84 Recording Mode ... 84 Region number ... 12, 113 Relief Recording ... 89 Remote Control ... 16 Repeat Playback ... 96 Resetting ... 108 Resume ... 44, 99 Resuming Playback ... 59 RetroActive Playback ...
  • Page 116 Printed in Germany © 2005 Victor Company of Japan, Limited 1105STH-SW-VE...

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