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  • Page 1: Dvd Recorder

    DR298H-M_HA1ULLB Copyright © 2007, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc. DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: DR787T Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and completely. Call us and we will guide you through your first recording, for free.
  • Page 2 • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. FCC COMPLIANCE: The responsible party for this prod- uct’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 elec- tric shock or fire hazard.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    INTRODUCTION About the Symbol Display ... . .5 Symbol Used in this Manual ....5 Notes on Discs ......5 Moisture Condensation .
  • Page 5: About The Symbol Display

    Introduction To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. About the Symbol Display “ ” may appear on your TV display during operation and indicates that the function is not permitted by this unit or specific media.
  • Page 6: Recordable And Playable Discs

    Recordable and Playable Discs DVD-RW (DVD - 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

    Can’t play back” appears on the TV screen. What is SIMPLINK? Some functions of this unit are controlled by TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV with SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection. • Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control: Play, Pause, Scan, Skip, Stop, Power Off, etc.
  • Page 8: Restrictions On Video Recording

  • Page 9: Using An Usb Flash Drive

    Using an USB Flash Drive This unit can play the MP3 / WMA / JPEG files con- tained in the USB Flash Drive. Inserting/Removing the USB Flash Drive Inserting the USB Flash Drive Insert straight-in until it fits into place. Removing the USB Flash Drive Withdraw the USB Flash Drive carefully.
  • Page 10: Front Panel

    1 1 POWER Switches the Recorder ON and OFF. Disc Tray Insert a disc here. 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 11: Remote Control

    Remote Control DASH (-) Enters a channel number for multiple channels such as 2-1, 2-2, etc. TV/DVD To view channels selected by the DVD Recorder tuner or by the TV tuner. TV Control Buttons See page 51. SCAN (m/M) Search backward or forward. SKIP (.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel f g h i ANTENNA IN (FROM ANT) Connect the antenna to this terminal. COMPONENT OUTPUT (Y P Connect to a TV with Y P INPUT 1 (VIDEO/AUDIO (Left/Right)) Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Audio system, TV/Monitor, VCR, Camcorder).
  • Page 13: Hookup And Settings

    Hookup and Settings Depending on your TV and other equipment there are various ways you can connect the recorder. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary for additional connection informa- tion. Notes: Make sure the Recorder is connected directly to the TV •...
  • Page 14: Connections To Your Tv

    Connections to your TV Connections to your TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your TV. RF coaxial connection Connect the ANTENNA OUT jack on the Recorder to the antenna in jack on the TV using the supplied 75- ohm Coaxial Cable (R).
  • Page 15 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 OUTPUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI INPUT jack on a HDMI compatible TV or monitor (H).
  • Page 16: Connection To An Amplifier

    Connection to an Amplifier Connection to an Amplifier Connecting to an amplifier equipped with two channel analog stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II/Pro Logic Connect the Left and Right AUDIO OUTPUT jacks on the Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system using the audio cables (A) supplied.
  • Page 17: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V)

    Accessory Audio/V ideo (A/V) Accessory Audio/V ideo (A/V) Recorder Connections to Recorder Connections to Connect the INPUT 1 or AV IN 2 jacks on the Recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your acces- sory component, using the optional audio/video cables.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Ir Control Cable

    Connecting the IR control Connecting the IR control cable cable The Recorder sends commands to your connected Set-Top Box to change the channels of it through the IR control cable when AV1 timer recording starts. 1. Connect the plug of the IR control cable to the IR TRANSMITTER jack on the Recorder.
  • Page 19: Initial Setup Wizard

    Initial Setup W izard Initial Setup W izard After the POWER is pressed for the first time to turn on the unit, the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the Language, Channels and Clock step-by-step until the setup is complete. 1. Use v / V to select a language for the Setup menu and information display then press ENTER.
  • Page 20: Using The Home Menu

    Using the Home Menu Using the Home Menu From the Home Menu screen you can access all the Media for playback and recording of the recorder. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Use b / B to select the desired main option. 3.
  • Page 21: General Settings

    General Settings General Settings Auto Channel Set This recorder is equipped with a frequency synthesized tuner capable of receiving the analog and digital channels. 1. Select the [Auto Channel Set] option then press B. 2. Use v / V to select the tuning band (TV or CATV) option.
  • Page 22: Language Settings

    Language Settings Language Settings Note: You can set [DTV Caption], [DTV Caption Style], [DTV Caption Option] and [DTV Audio] options only while viewing digital TV. Display Menu Select a language for the Setup menu and information display. Disc Menu / Audio / Subtitle [Original]: Refers to the original language in which the disc was recorded.
  • Page 23: Audio Settings

    Audio Settings Audio Settings Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the Recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. Dolby Digital / DTS / MPEG [Bitstream]: Select [Bitstream] if you connect the DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT jack to an amplifier or other equipment with a Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG decoder.
  • Page 24: Recording Settings

    Set Password You can enter or change password. 1. Select [Set Password] option then press B. 2. Follow step 2 as shown [Rating]. To change the password, press ENTER when the [Change] option is highlighted, then input old pass- word. Input new password. Enter it again to verify. To delete the password, select [Delete] option then press ENTER, then input old password.
  • Page 25 Set-Top Box Control Select [ON] when you connect a Set-Top Box (Cable Box, Satellite Box, Digital Video Recorder, etc) with IR control cable. If not, select [OFF]. Set-Top Box Edit This setting is available only if the [Set-Top Box Control] option is set to [ON]. If you connect the Recorder to the Set-Top Box as described in page 18 so the Recorder can change the channels on the connected Set-Top Box when timer recording of AV1...
  • Page 26: Disc Settings

    Disc Settings Disc Settings Initialize If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder will initialize the disc. • DVD-R: The recorder initialize the disc to Video mode. The recording mode will always be Video mode. • DVD-RW/ DVD+RW/DVD+R(DL)/DVD-RAM: The Initialize menu will appears.
  • Page 27: Tv Viewing

    TV Viewing Channel Selection You can select a channel as shown below. Number and – (dash) buttons Use Number (0-9) and – (dash) buttons to select a channel directly. FAV. CH +/- button Press FAV +/– to scroll through your favorite chan- nels.
  • Page 28: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    General Explanation of General Explanation of On-Screen Display On-Screen Display Some DVDs require specific operation or allow only limited operation during playback. When this occurs, is displayed, action prohibited or not available. Displaying Information While Watching TV During viewing the TV, press DISPLAY to display/ remove the information displayed on-screen.
  • Page 29: Playback

    Playback General Playback Features 1. Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray. Load your chosen disc in the tray, with the playback side down. 2. Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to close the tray. Playback starts automatically. If playback does not start, press PLAY (N) or Starts playback using HOME menu.
  • Page 30 DVD Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations TITLE If the current DVD title has a menu, the title menu appears on the screen. Otherwise, the disc menu may appears. MENU/LIST The disc menu appears on the screen. SUBTITLE ( During playback, press SUBTITLE then press b / B repeatedly to select a desired subtitle language.
  • Page 31: Special Playback Options

    Special Playback Options Special Playback Options If a menu screen is displayed In some cases, the disc menu might appear instead. Use the b B v V buttons to select the title/chapter you want to view, then press ENTER to start. Press TITLE or MENU/LIST to return to the menu screen.
  • Page 32 PIP (Picture in Picture) This function enables you to view the stored stations in sub picture during playback. On and off Press PIP to switch on the sub picture, press this button again to switch it off. Input mode selection for sub picture Press INPUT to select the input mode for the sub picture.
  • Page 33: Playing An Audio Cd Or Mp3/Wma Files

    Playing an Audio CD or Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA files MP3/WMA files 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 and the Home menu appears. 2.
  • Page 34: Viewing A Jpeg Files

    iewing a JPEG files iewing a JPEG files This unit can play JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Photo file requirement” on page 35. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Select [Photo] > [DISC] or [USB] and press ENTER.
  • Page 35 View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the [Photo List] menu. 2. Press ENTER. 3. Use b / B / v / V to set the options. [Object] option: • [Selected] Views slide show only selected files. • [All] Views slide show all files. [Speed] option: Sets the Slide Show speed to [Normal], [Slow], or [Fast].
  • Page 36: Recording

    Recording About DVD recording About DVD recording Notes: • This Recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW discs. • Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance. Please take proper care of your discs. • The company does not hold any responsibility to compensate the contents which should have been recorded, and any losses or damages (e.g.
  • Page 37: Basic Recording From A Tv

    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. 1. Switch on the Recorder and load a recordable disc.
  • Page 38: Timer Recording

    imer Recording imer Recording The Timer Recording function allows you to record up to 16 programs within a period of one month. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Select [TV] > [Timer Record] and press ENTER. 3. Select [NEW] and press ENTER. The Timer Record menu will appear.
  • Page 39: Av1 Timer Recording Using Set-Top Channel Option

    V1 T imer Recording using V1 T imer Recording using Set-T op Channel option Set-T op Channel option 1. Connect a Set-Top Box as shown on page 18. 2. Make the necessary settings for the connection as shown on page 25. 3.
  • Page 40: Timer Recording Troubleshooting

    Timer Recording Troubleshooting Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not record when: • There is no disc loaded. • A non-recordable disc is loaded. • Disc Protect is set to [ON] in the Disc menu (see page 26). •...
  • Page 41: Recording From External Components

    Recording from External Recording from External Components Components You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the Recorder’s external inputs. 1. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the Recorder. See page 17.
  • Page 42: Recording From Dv Input

    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.
  • Page 43: Editing

    Editing itle List and Chapter List itle List and Chapter List Menu Overview 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 44: Vr Mode: Original And Playlist Editing

    VR Mode: Original and VR Mode: Original and Playlist Editing 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 exact- ly as chapters on a DVD-Video disc do.
  • Page 45: Making A New Playlist

    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 or chapter are put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later - see [Deleting an Original or Playlist title/chapter] on page 46).
  • Page 46: Deleting An Original Or Playlist Title/Chapter

    Deleting an Original or Deleting an Original or Playlist T itle/Chapter Playlist T itle/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 47: Naming A Title

    Naming a T itle Naming a T itle You can name the titles. 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. 2.
  • Page 48: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Chapter 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.
  • Page 49: Divide One Titles Into Two

    Divide One T itle Into T Divide One T itle Into T 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 50: Overwriting Recording

    Overwriting Recording Overwriting Recording To overwrite a new video recording on a previously recorded title, follow these steps. This feature is not available for DVD+Rs, that always record at the end of the Disc. 1. Select input source you want to record (TV channel, AV1-2).
  • Page 51: Reference

    Controlling other TVs with the Multi-brand Remote Control You can control the sound level, input source, and power switch of non-LG TVs as well. If your TV is list- ed in the table below, set the appropriate manufactur- er code.
  • Page 52: Language Code List

    Language Code List 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...
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting

    roubleshooting roubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom The power cord is disconnected. No power. Abnormal or no picture. The TV is not set to receive Recorder signal output. The video cable is not connected securely.
  • Page 54 Symptom No disc is inserted. The Recorder does not start playback. An unplayable disc is inserted. The disc is placed upside down. The disc is not placed within the guide. The disc is dirty. The Rating level is set. The Remote Control There is an obstacle in the path of the does not work properly.
  • Page 55: Reset The Recorder

    Symptom Antenna or cables are loose. Picture or sound of broadcasting channel is Wrong Tuning Band is selected in the weak or missing. Recorder Setup menu. The disc was recorded in Video mode. Can’t play disc recorded on this Recorder on Some players will not play even a another DVD player.
  • Page 56: Specifications

    Specifications Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Net Weight (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Signal system Recording Recording format Recordable discs Recordable time Video recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Audio recording format Sampling frequency Compression format DVD Specifications Laser system Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio...
  • Page 57: Specifications

    Inputs ANTENNA IN Antenna or CATV input, 75 ohms VIDEO IN (AV1,2) 1.0 Vp-p 75 ohms, sync negative, RCA jack x 2 AUDIO IN (AV1,2) - 6.0 dBm more than 47 kohms, RCA jack (L, R) x 2 DV IN 4 pin (IEEE 1394 standard) USB IN 4 pin (USB 1.1 standard)
  • Page 58: Warranty

    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 pur- chaser of the product and effective only when used in the United States, excluding U.S.