DVD & HDD VIDEO RECORDER DR-MH30S/ DR-MH20S CABLE/DBS STANDBY ON OPEN/ CLOSE VIDEO TV/CBL/DBS TV VOLUME CANCEL MEMO/MARK LIVE DUBBING EDIT PROGRAM 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 DVD & HDD video recorder. Before use, please read the safety information and precautions to ensure safe use of your new unit. Cautions The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous...
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.
Declaration of Conformity Model Number: DR-MH30S/DR-MH20S Trade Name: Responsible Party: JVC Americas Corp. Address: 1700 Valley Road Wayne, N.J. 07470 Telephone Number: 973-317-5000 This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:...
CONTENTS DISC INFORMATION About Discs ...7 INDEX INSTALLING YOUR NEW UNIT Basic Connections ...19 INITIAL SETTINGS Plug & Play Set ...20 Language ...21 Clock Set ...22 Tuner Set ...23 Cable Box and/or DBS Receiver Control Setting ... 24 Monitor Set ...26 BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK Basic Playback ...27 Playback Features ...28...
The above table is based on the information as of February 2004. 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 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 1 STANDBY ON A Infrared Beam Receiving Window B Front Display Panel pg. 14 C Disc Tray D Open/Close Button (x) pg. 10 E Stop Button (8) pg. 27, 42 F Play Button (4) pg. 27, 42 G Pause Button (9) pg.
Rear View ANTENNA A Antenna Connectors (ANTENNA IN/OUT) B Component Video Output Connectors (COMPONENT VIDEO OUT) pg. 19 C S-video Output Connectors (S-VIDEO OUTPUT (L-1/ L-2)) pg. 19, 62 D Video/Audio Output Connectors (VIDEO/AUDIO OUTPUT (L-1/L-2)) pg. 62 E S-video Input Connectors (S-VIDEO INPUT (L-1/L-2)) pg.
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. During High-Speed Search: Rotate faster than normal playback. During Slow Motion: Rotate slower than normal playback.
( the battery compartment or on the lid. SET UP The remote control can operate most of your unit’s functions, as well as basic functions of TV sets of JVC and other brands. PROGRESSIVE SCAN NOTE: If the remote control doesn’t work properly, remove its batteries, wait a short time, replace the batteries and then try again.
INDEX On-Screen Display (DVD deck) When “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to “AUTO” 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 TITLE99 CHAPTER999 REMAIN6:59:59 FISHING WORLD...
On-Screen Display (HDD deck) When “SUPERIMPOSE” is set to “AUTO” 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...
INDEX 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...
Basic Connections Coaxial cable Matching transformer (not provided) COMPONENT OUTPUT S-VIDEO OUTPUT AUDIO/VIDEO ANTENNA IN OUTPUT ANTENNA Component S-Video cable video cable (not provided) (not provided) RF cable (provided) To 75 ohm terminal It’s essential that your unit be properly connected. THESE STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ANY VIDEO OPERATION CAN BE PERFORMED.
INITIAL SETTINGS 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.
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 SET UP to access the Main Menu screen. Press w e to select “FUNCTION SET UP”, then press t.
INITIAL SETTINGS 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.
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 band (TV or CATV) automatically during Auto Channel Set. The selected band will be displayed on the right side of “BAND”...
INITIAL SETTINGS Cable Box and/or DBS Receiver Control Setting The following procedure is required if you receive your TV channels through a cable box (descrambler) and/or if you receive satellite channels through DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) receiver. The Controller allows the unit to automatically switch the cable box and/or DBS receiver’s channels during timer recording.
DBS receiver output channels and brands again. For customers in U.S.A.: If you are unable to set the Controller, contact JVC toll free at 1-800-252-5722. INITIAL SETTINGS INITIAL SET UP > CABLE BOX SET DID YOUR CABLE BOX CHANGE TO CHANNEL 09?
INITIAL SETTINGS 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 SET UP to access the Main Menu screen.
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 SELECT 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).
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD 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 DVD so that the DVD lamp lights up on the unit. TOP MENU ENTER MENU 3/SLOW -...
Still Picture/Frame-By-Frame Playback Press 9 to pause during playback. Press SLOW – (3) or SLOW + (5) to activate frame-by- frame playback. Each press of SLOW – (3) or SLOW + (5) advances/reverses the still picture frame by frame. Frame-by-frame playback for reverse direction cannot be performed with Video CD/SVCD discs.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK TOP MENU ENTER MENU PREVIOUS DISPLAY AUDIO SUBTITLE Checking The Time Information You can check time information of a disc on the front display panel and the TV screen. Each press of DISPLAY changes the display as follows: 8 DVD-RAM/DVD-R/DVD-RW During recording Clock time (front display panel only) ] Current title elapsed time...
Audio Language/Sound Selection Some DVD VIDEO discs contain the multiple audio language or sound. You can select the desired audio language or sound. For some Video CD/SVCD discs, you can switch the audio channel to choose Karaoke either with or without the vocal. Press AUDIO during playback.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK 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.
Repeat Playback You can repeat playback as you like according to the type of disc. Press ON SCREEN twice to access the on-screen bar. Press w e to select “ ”, then press ENTER. The pop-up window appears under the selected item. TITLE 99 TRACK 99 EACH 0:00...
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK 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).
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). Press ON SCREEN twice to access the on-screen bar. Press w e to select “ ”, then press ENTER.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD DECK 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 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. ENTER REC MODE Load a recordable disc.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON DVD 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 DVD so that the DVD lamp lights up on the unit. TV AV/ VIDEO DISPLAY Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours...
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).
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 HDD so that the HDD lamp lights up on the unit. TV AV/ VIDEO DISPLAY Instant Timer Recording (ITR) This easy method lets you record for from 30 minutes to 6 hours (selectable in 30-min.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON HDD 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. ENTER SELECT ATTENTION: It may take a few seconds to start playback. This is not a malfunction.
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 so that the HDD lamp lights up on the unit. This unit records pictures onto the hard disc, instead of video tapes, then plays back the pictures recorded on the disc.
BASIC OPERATIONS ON HDD 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 so that the HDD lamp lights up on the unit. A LIVE Returns to on air program screen.
To Play Back The Previous Part Of The Channel Currently Recording or Watching You can play back the previous part of the channel you are recording or watching (temporarily recorded on the background) from the desired point. ( pg. 43, “Temporary recording for Live Memory”) Press 2 or 3 to locate the point to start playback from.
TIMER RECORDING VCR Plus+ Timer Programing ® You can program this unit to timer-record as many as 32 programs. With the VCR Plus+ system, timer programing is greatly simplified because each TV program has a corresponding code number which your unit is able to recognize. You can use the remote control to enter the PlusCode number.
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 Manual Timer Programing You can program this unit to timer-record as many as 32 programs. If you do not know the VCR Plus+ number for the program you wish to record, use the following procedure to set your unit to timer-record the program.
CABLE/DBS PROGRAM ENTER rtwe Check Programs To check the whole list of programs Press PROGRAM to access the program top screen. Press rtw e to select “PROGRAM LIST”, then press ENTER. The details of a selected program appear on the top of the screen. The daily program of a title is listed as one program.
TIMER RECORDING Automatic Satellite Program Recording This function allows you to automatically record a satellite program which is timer-programed on your external DBS receiver. Connect a DBS receiver to the unit’s AUDIO/S-VIDEO/VIDEO INPUT (L-1) connectors and program the timer on the DBS receiver. The unit starts or stops recording by the signals input from the DBS receiver.
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.
NAVIGATION 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. ENTER CLEAR You can scan the beginning of the title easily with the Library Database Navigation.
Modify Category Perform steps 1 – 4 of “Modify Index” ( continuing. Press rt w e to select “CATEGORY”, then press ENTER. Press rt w e to select the desired category, then press ENTER. Press EDIT to return to the normal screen.
NAVIGATION Divide Title Press EDIT. The Editing screen appears. Press rt w e to select “DIVIDE”, then press ENTER. Press rt w e to select a title to divide, then press ENTER. Locate a point to divide by pressing the appropriate buttons (3, 4, 5, or 9).
Create Play List Press EDIT. The Editing screen appears. (DVD deck only) Press rt w e to select “MODIFY” under “ORIGINAL/PLAY LIST”, then press ENTER. Press rt w e to select “CREATE”, then press ENTER. Press rt w e 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 “SAVE AS LIBRARY” is set to “OFF”.
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.
EDITING 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 NOTE: It is not possible to dub simultaneously when timer-programing is set. Select either dubbing or timer-programing. High Speed Dubbing (From HDD To DVD) It is possible to dub the original recordings and/or play lists on the HDD deck to DVD discs.
Manual Dubbing (From HDD To DVD) It is possible to perform dubbing in the desired transfer rate. Load a recordable disc. Press DUBBING to access the Dubbing Menu screen. Press rtw e to select “MANUAL”, then press ENTER. Perform step 4 of “High Speed Dubbing (From HDD To DVD)”. The Manual Dubbing screen appears.
EDITING DV Dubbing 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. NOTES: ●...
Edit From A Camcorder You can use a camcorder as the source player and your unit as the recording deck. A If the camcorder has no S-VIDEO output connector: AUDIO/VIDEO input Recorder Audio/video cable AUDIO/VIDEO OUT Player B If the camcorder has an S-VIDEO output connector: S-VIDEO input Recorder S-video cable...
EDITING Edit To Or From Another Recorder You can use your unit as the source player or as the recording deck. NOTE: When using another recorder as the recording deck, refer to its instruction manual. Recorder TV receiver Another recorder Player Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD.
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 Recorder Optical cable...
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 four codes (1, 2, 3 or 4). The remote control is preset to send 3 code signals because your unit is initially set to respond to 3 code 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.
SYSTEM CONNECTIONS 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 To DIGITAL AUDIO input Optical cable (not provided)
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 67 through 68), then follow the procedure below.
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS DISC PLAY SET UP 8 RESUME — OFF / ON / DISC RESUME When this function is set to “ON” or “DISC RESUME”, you can use the resume function. ( pg. 29) : You cannot use the resume function. : You can start playback from the resume point of the placed disc.
DISPLAY SET 8 SUPERIMPOSE — OFF / AUTO When this function is set to “AUTO”, various operational indicators appear on the TV screen. Messages appear in the selected language. ( pg. 21) : To turn off superimposed indications. AUTO : To superimpose operational indications for approximately five seconds just after the corresponding operation.
SUBSIDIARY SETTINGS Changing VCR Plus+ ® The VCR Plus+ programing 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.
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 “chapters” approximately every 5 minutes.
Help Function Use this function if you encounter problems while operating this unit. Turn on the unit. Turn on the TV and select the AV mode. Slide the TV/CABLE/DBS/DVD switch to DVD. PREVIOUS Press ? to access the help screen. An INDEX screen that contains the most common needed topics (headings) relating to the current status appears.
TROUBLESHOOTING Before requesting service for a problem, use this chart and see if you can solve the trouble yourself. Small problems are often easily solved, and this can save you the trouble of sending your unit off for repair. Initializing (DVD Deck Only) Malfunction occurs on the unit.
Recording (DVD Deck) The desired program cannot be recorded. The channel position does not correspond to that in the receiving area. ]Set the correct channel position for the receiving broadcast. pg. 23) Recording cannot be made. No disc or a disc not being compatible with the unit is loaded. ]Load a recordable disc on the unit.
TROUBLESHOOTING Other Problems The image of the TV broadcast appears distorted on the TV screen. For AV/S-video connection ]Press PROGRESSIVE SCAN for 3 or more seconds so that the Video output indicator ( ) lights off on the front display panel. For component video connection ]Press PROGRESSIVE SCAN for 3 or more seconds so that the Video output indicator (...
PLUSCODE NO. ERROR CONFIRM PLUSCODE NO. THEN RETRY An invalid PlusCode number has been input. ( GUIDE CHANNEL IS NOT SET SET GUIDE CHANNEL THEN RETRY To set the timer program using the VCR Plus+ system, the Guide Channel Number must be set in advance. ( CAN NOT SET VCR PLUS TIMER PROGRAMING DURING TIMER RECORDING OR INSTANT TIMER RECORDING Appears when you tried to input a PlusCode number during...
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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