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LG DR1F9M Owner's Manual

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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DR1F9M-AA1ULL-ENG DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: DR1F9H Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely. Call us and we will guide you through your first recording, 1-800-243-0000 for free.
  • Page 2 • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC COMPLIANCE: The responsible party for this product’s compliance is: LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.,1000 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Phone: 1-201-816-2000.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS OWNER’S MANUAL. AND THOSE MARKED ON THE PRODUCT. RETAIN THIS BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This product has been designed and manufactured to assure personal safety. Improper use can result in electric shock or fire hazard.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ......5-10 Symbol Used in this Manual ....5 Notes on Discs .
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. This manual provides information on the operation and maintenance of your recorder. Should the unit require service, contact an authorized service location. About the Symbol Display “...
  • Page 6: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Recordable and Playable Discs DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable): DVD-RW discs can be formatted for VR mode recording or Video mode recording. These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again on the same Disc. [VR mode] Recordings can be extensively edited Playable only on VR mode compatible players (after finalization)
  • Page 7: Playable Discs

    Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, DivX, MP3, WMA, or JPEG files.
  • Page 8: Card Useable On This Unit

    Card useable on this unit Compact Flash Card (CF) Micro Drive (MD), ST1 MD Secure Digital Card (SD), Mini SD Multi Media Card (MMC), MMC Plus, RS MMC, MMC Mobile xD-Picture Card (xD) Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo Compatible with: FAT 12, FAT 16, or FAT 32 Only use the memory cards recommended above.
  • Page 9: Front Panel

    Front Panel a POWER button Switches the recorder ON or OFF. b Disc Tray Insert a disc here. c Display window Shows the current status of the recorder. TV: Indicates when the recorder is in TV tuner mode. REC: The recorder is recording. : Indicates when the recorder is in timer recording or a timer recording is programmed.
  • Page 10: Remote Control

    Remote Control POWER: Switches the recorder ON or OFF. OPEN/CLOSE (Z): Opens and closes the disc tray. TV/DVD: To view channels selected by the recorder tuner or by the TV tuner. Remote Control Operation Point the Remote Control at the remote sensor and press the buttons.
  • Page 11: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings Rear Panel a ANT. IN Connect the antenna to this terminal. b HDMI Connector (Type A) HDMI output providing a high quality interface for digital audio and video. c VIDEO / AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) Connect to a TV with video/audio inputs. d AV IN 1 (VIDEO IN/AUDIO IN (Left/Right)) Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Audio system, TV/ Monitor, VCR,...
  • Page 12: Connecting An Antenna Or Cable Tv

    Connecting an Antenna or Cable TV a Antenna Disconnect the antenna from the rear of the TV and identify the antenna cable. If it is a round 75 ohm coaxial cable connect it directly to the jack marked ANT. IN on your Recorder. If your antenna cable is flat connect it to a 300-ohm to 75-ohm antenna adaptor (not supplied) and slip the adaptor over the ANT.
  • Page 13: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to Your TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. Tips Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the recorder. Use only one of the connections described below.
  • Page 14: Hdmi Connection

    HDMI connection If you have a HDMI TV or monitor, you can connect it to this recorder using a HDMI cable. 1. Connect the HDMI jack on the recorder to the HDMI jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).
  • Page 15: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connecting to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic ll/ Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUT jacks on the recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
  • Page 16: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections

    Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections Connecting to the AV IN 1 or AV IN 2 Jacks Connect the input jacks (AV1, AV2) on the recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accessory component, using audio/video cables. Note: If you use the S-VIDEO IN jack on the front panel, the VIDEO IN jack on the front panel is not available.
  • Page 17: Auto Set Up

    Auto Set Up After the POWER is pressed for the first time to turn on the unit or resetting the unit, the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the language, clock and tuner channels automatically. 1. Select a language for the Setup menu and on- screen display.
  • Page 18: Initial Settings

    Initial Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to customize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require greater depth for the variety of settings. General Operation 1. Press HOME and select [Setup] option. 2.
  • Page 19: Auto Clock Set

    Auto Clock Set In the Auto option, the Recorder looks for a channel carrying XDS (Extended Data Services) information. XDS updates the clock using the Coordinated Universal Time. 1. Select [Clock set] option then press B. 2. Use v / V to select [Auto] option then press ENTER.
  • Page 20: Language Settings

    Language Settings Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and on-screen display. Disc Menu/Audio/Subtitle [Original]Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded. [Others] To select another language, press number buttons then ENTER to enter the corresponding 4-digit number according to the language code list in the reference chapter (see page 47).
  • Page 21: Lock (Parental Control) Settings

    Lock (Parental Control) Settings Rating Blocks playback of rated DVDs based on their content. Not all discs are rated. 1. Select [Rating] option then press B. 2. To access the Rating, Password and Area Code features, you must input the 4-digit security code you created.
  • Page 22: Recording Settings

    Recording Settings Disc Record Mode You can set the picture quality for recording; XP (High Quality), SP (Standard Quality), LP (Low Quality), EP (Extend Quality). DV Recording Audio You need to set this if you have a camcorder using 32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN jack.
  • Page 23: Disc Settings

    Disc Settings (Continued) Finalize Finalizing ‘fixes’ the recordings in place so that the disc can be played on a regular DVD player or computer equipped with a suitable DVD-ROM drive. Finalizing a Video mode disc creates a menu screen for navigating the disc. This is accessed by pressing MENU/LIST or TITLE.
  • Page 24: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the recorder. Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, the symbol appears on the TV screen, indicating that the operation is not permitted by the recorder or is not available on the disc.
  • Page 25: Playback

    Playback General Playback Features 1. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down. 2. Starts playback using HOME menu (see page 17). 3. To stop the playback, press STOP (x). The unit records the stopped point, depending on the disc. “Xx” appears on the screen briefly. Press PLAY (N) to resume playback (from the scene point).
  • Page 26 General Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations PLAY MODE For repeat playback During playback, press PLAY MODE repeatedly to select a desired repeat mode. DVD (Chapter/Title/Off) VR mode DVD-RW (Chapter/Title/All/Off) Video CD, Audio CD (Track/All/Off) MP3/WMA (Track/Folder/Off) Notes: On a Video CD with PBC, you must set PBC to [OFF] in the Setup menu to use the Repeat function.
  • Page 27 If a menu screen is displayed The menu screen may be displayed first after loading a DVD or Video CD which contains a menu. Use the b / B / v / V buttons to select the title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to start playback.
  • Page 28 3D Surround Video DivX This unit can produce a 3D Surround effect, which simulates multi-channel audio playback from two conventional stereo speakers, instead of the five or more speakers normally required to listen to multi- channel audio from a home theater system. 1.
  • Page 29: Playing A Divx Movie File

    Playing a DivX Movie File The recorder can play DivX files. Before playing DivX files, read “DivX file requirement” on right. Note: This recorder cannot play back the DivX file(s) in the Memory Card. 1. Press HOME. 2. Select [Movie] option. 3.
  • Page 30: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma File

    Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA file The recorder can play audio CDs and MP3/WMA files. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “MP3/WMA audio file requirement” on right. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears. 2. Select [Music] option. 3. Select a media that contains MP3/WMA or audio title then press ENTER.
  • Page 31: Viewing A Jpeg File

    Viewing a JPEG File The recorder can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on right. 1. Press HOME. The HOME menu appears. 2. Select [Photo] option. 3. Select a media that contains JPEG file then press ENTER.
  • Page 32 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu (Refer to “Photo List menu options” on page 31). 2. Press ENTER. The Slide Show menu appears. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: [Selected] Views slide show only selected files.
  • Page 33: Recording

    “Video format”—the same as pre-recorded DVD-Video discs. This means that once finalized, you can play a DVD-R, DVD+R, or DVD+RW in a regular DVD player. The DVD-RAM disc format is Video Recording (VR) format. By default, the DVD-RW disc format is Video format, though you can change this to Video Recording (VR) format, if required.
  • Page 34 Restrictions on copying Some video material is copy-once protected: If you want to record copy-once protected material to DVD, you must use a VR mode DVD-RW disc compatible with CPRM Ver. 1.1. You can identify copy-once protected material during playback by displaying disc information on-screen. PAL format signals from the analog or the DV inputs is not recorded correctly with this recorder.
  • Page 35: Basic Recording From A Tv

    Basic Recording from a TV Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the disc is full or you stop the recording. Note: You must load a recordable disc for DVD recording. 1. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing REC MODE repeatedly.
  • Page 36: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This recorder can be programmed to record up to 16 programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be recorded, the starting and ending time. Note: If you use a completely blank disc for timer recording, you must format the disc before starting timer recording.
  • Page 37: Checking Timer Recording Details

    Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the recorder is turned on. 1. Press HOME and select [TV] option. 2. Press v / V to select [Timer Record] option then press ENTER. The [Timer Record List] will appear. Use v / V to select a timer recording.
  • Page 38: Recording From Dv Input

    Recording from DV Input Before DV dubbing You can connect a DV-equipped camcorder to this recorder using a single DV cable for input and output of audio, video, data and control signals. This recorder is only compatible with DV-format (DVC-SD, DV25) camcorders. Digital satellite tuners and Digital VHS video recorders are not compatible.
  • Page 39: Editing

    Editing Title List and Chapter List Menu Overview Using the Title List menu you can edit video content. The editing features available in the Title List menu depend on whether you are editing video on DVD, and whether you’re editing Original content, or a Playlist.
  • Page 40: Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing

    VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing Titles, Chapters and Parts Titles in the disc’s original content contain one or more chapters. When you insert a disc’s title into the Playlist, all the chapters within that title also appear. In other words, chapters in the Playlist behave exactly as chapters on a DVD-Video disc do.
  • Page 41: Making A New Playlist

    Making a New Playlist Use this function to add an Original title or chapter to the Playlist. When you do this, the whole title is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later — see Deleting an Original or Playlist title/chapter on page 42).
  • Page 42: Deleting An Original Or Playlist Title/Chapter

    Deleting an Original or Playlist Title/Chapter When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu, you only remove it from the Playlist; the title/chapter remains in the Original menu. If you choose to delete a title or chapter from the Original (title/chapter) menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available for recording increases.
  • Page 43: Naming A Title

    Naming a Title You can name Original and Playlist titles independently. Names can be up to 32 characters long. 1. Choose the title you want to name on the Title List menu, then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the menu.
  • Page 44: Divide One Titles Into Two

    Divide One Titles Into Two Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. 1. On the Title List menu, select a title you want to divide then press ENTER. The menu options appears on the left side of the screen.
  • Page 45: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Note: This function is not available if there is only one chapter. 1. Select a chapter on the Chapter List-Playlist menu. 2.
  • Page 46: Reference

    Viewing Title List menu displayed on other DVD Recorders or Players You can view the Title List menu displayed on the other DVD player that is capable of playing DVD+RW or DVD+R discs. 1. Insert DVD+R or DVD+RW disc recorded already.
  • Page 47: Language Codes

    Language Codes Use this list to input your desired language for the following initial settings: Disc Audio, Disc Subtitle, Disc Menu. Language Code Language Abkhazian 6566 Fiji Afar 6565 Finnish Afrikaans 6570 French Albanian 8381 Frisian Ameharic 6577 Galician Arabic 6582 Georgian Armenian...
  • Page 48: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Universal Remote Control

    Controlling other TVs with the Universal Remote Control You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-LG TVs as well. If your TV is listed in the table below, set the appropriate manufacturer code. 1. While holding down TV POWER button, press the number buttons to select the manufacturer code for your TV (Refer to table on the right column).
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom The power cord is disconnected. No power. No picture. The TV is not set to receive recorder signal output. The video cable is not connected securely.
  • Page 50 Symptom The disc was recorded in Video mode. Cannot play a disc recorded using this Some players will not play even a recorder on another finalized disc recorded in Video mode. player. The disc was recorded in VR mode, Discs recorded with copy-once material cannot be played on other players.
  • Page 51: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) 430 X 54 X 275 mm (w x h x d) without foot Mass (approx.) 4.1 kg Operating temperature 5˚C to 35˚C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Television system NTSC color system Recording format...
  • Page 52 This LG Electronics product, will be repaired or replaced, at LG’s option, if it proves to be defective in material or workmanship, under normal use, during the warranty period (“Warranty Period”) listed below, effective from the date (“Date of Purchase”) of original consumer purchase of the product. This warranty is good only to the original purchaser of the product and effective only when used in the United States, excluding U.S.

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