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DVD & HDD VIDEO RECORDER
DR-MH30S/
DR-MH20S
CABLE/DBS
TV
DVD
STANDBY ON
TV/
OPEN/
CLOSE
VIDEO
TV/CBL/DBS
DVD
HDD
DVD
TV VOLUME
CH
CANCEL
AUX
MEMO/MARK
LIVE
DUBBING
EDIT
PROGRAM
TV MUTING
TOP MENU
NAVIGATION
ENTER
MENU
RETURN
PREVIOUS
NEXT
SLOW
PLAY/SELECT
SLOW
REC
STOP/
CLEAR
PAUSE
JUMP
REC MODE
DISPLAY
ON SCREEN
HELP
REC LINK
SET UP
1 STANDBY/ON
PROGRESSIVE
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
ANGLE
SCAN
LIVE CHECK
F1
INSTRUCTIONS
HDD
DVD
PULL - OPEN
DV
DV IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
L(MONO)-AUDIO-R
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and
Serial No. which are located on
the rear of cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
LPT0921-001A

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  • Page 1 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...
  • Page 2 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...
  • Page 3 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.
  • Page 4 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.
  • Page 5 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:...
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    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...
  • Page 7: Disc Information

    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.
  • Page 8 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.
  • Page 9 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.
  • Page 10 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.
  • Page 11 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.
  • Page 12: Index

    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.
  • Page 13 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.
  • Page 14 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.
  • Page 15 ( 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.
  • Page 16 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...
  • Page 17 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...
  • Page 18 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...
  • Page 19: Accessories

    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.
  • Page 20: Initial Settings

    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.
  • Page 21: Language

    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.
  • Page 22: Clock Set

    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.
  • Page 23: Tuner Set

    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”...
  • Page 24: Cable Box And/or Dbs Receiver Control Setting

    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.
  • Page 25 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?
  • Page 26: Monitor Set

    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.
  • Page 27: 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. 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).
  • Page 28: Playback Features

    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 -...
  • Page 29 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.
  • Page 30 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...
  • Page 31 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.
  • Page 32: Using The On-screen Bar

    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.
  • Page 33 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...
  • Page 34 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).
  • Page 35 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.
  • Page 36: Parental Lock

    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.
  • Page 37: Basic Recording

    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.
  • Page 38: Recording Features

    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...
  • Page 39 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).
  • Page 40: Basic Operations On Hdd Deck

    Approx. 68 hours LP 4 hours Approx. 136 hours EP 6 hours Approx. 204 hours Approx. 272 hours pg. 41) or timer recording ( DR-MH20S 80 GB Approx. 17 hours Approx. 34 hours Approx. 68 hours Approx. 102 hours Approx. 136 hours pg.
  • Page 41: Recording Features

    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.
  • Page 42: Basic Playback

    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.
  • Page 43: Live Memory Playback

    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.
  • Page 44 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.
  • Page 45 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.
  • Page 46: Timer Recording

    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.
  • Page 47 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.
  • Page 48: Manual Timer Programing

    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.
  • Page 49 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.
  • Page 50: Automatic Satellite Program Recording

    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.
  • Page 51: Navigation

    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.
  • Page 52: Modify Original Information

    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.
  • Page 53: Modify Category

    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.
  • Page 54: Modify Play List Information

    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).
  • Page 55 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.
  • Page 56: Modify Library Information

    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”.
  • Page 57: Playback With Mp3/wma/jpeg Navigation

    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.
  • Page 58: Editing

    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.
  • Page 59: Manual Dubbing (from Hdd To Dvd)

    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.
  • Page 60: Dv Dubbing

    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: ●...
  • Page 61: Edit From A Camcorder

    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...
  • Page 62: Edit To Or From Another Recorder

    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.
  • Page 63: Digital Audio Dubbing

    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...
  • Page 64: Remote Control

    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.
  • Page 65 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.
  • Page 66: System Connections

    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)
  • Page 67: 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 67 through 68), then follow the procedure below.
  • Page 68 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.
  • Page 69: Scan Mode Set

    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.
  • Page 70: Changing Vcr Plus+ Setting

    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.
  • Page 71: Format A Disc (dvd Deck Only)

    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.
  • Page 72: Finalize A Disc (dvd Deck Only)

    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.
  • Page 73: Help Function

    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.
  • Page 74: Troubleshooting

    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.
  • Page 75 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.
  • Page 76 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 (...
  • Page 77 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...
  • Page 78: Specifications

    AC power cord. Then plug it in again and turn the unit on. Take out the disc. After checking the disc, operate the unit as usual. DR-MH20S 80 GB Approx. 17 hours Approx. 34 hours Approx.
  • Page 79: Appendix

    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 80 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...
  • Page 81 Saint Lucia Liechtenstein Sri Lanka Liberia Lesotho Lithuania Luxembourg Latvia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Morocco Monaco Moldova, Republic of Madagascar Marshall Islands Mali Myanmar Mongolia Macau Northern Mariana Islands Martinique Mauritania Montserrat Malta Mauritius Maldives Malawi Mexico Malaysia Mozambique Namibia New Caledonia Niger Norfolk Island Nigeria...
  • Page 82: List Of Terms

    LIST OF TERMS ... 33 A-B Repeat Playback ... 34 Adjusting The Picture Quality ... 30 Angle Selection ... 31 Audio Channel Selection Audio Language/Sound Selection ... 23 Auto Channel Set ... 22 Auto Daylight Saving Time ... 49 Cancel And Change Programs ...
  • Page 83: Attachments

    WHAT WE WILL DO: If this product is found to be defective, JVC will repair or replace defective parts at no charge to the original owner. Such repair and replacement services shall be rendered by JVC during normal business hours at JVC authorized service centers. Parts used for replacement are warranted only for the remainder of the Warranty Period.
  • Page 84: Servicing

    FOR SERVICING (Only in U.S.A.) TO OUR VALUED CUSTOMER THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING THIS JVC PRODUCT. WE WANT TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE A PERFECT EXPERIENCE. NEED HELP ON HOW TO HOOK UP? NEED ASSISTANCE ON HOW TO OPERATE? NEED TO LOCATE A JVC SERVICE CENTER?

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