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RC69221M NA1ULL-ENG
VCR / DVD Recorder
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL: LGXBR446
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this owner's manual carefully and completely.
CD-R/RW
Call us and we will
guide you through
your first recording,
for free.
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    RC69221M NA1ULL-ENG VCR / DVD Recorder OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: LGXBR446 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, 1 1 - - 8 8 0 0 0 0 - - 2 2 4 4 3 3 - - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 CD-R/RW for free.

  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    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. SERIAL NUMBER: The serial number is found on the back of this unit.

  • 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 MANUAL 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

    Table of Contents INTRODUCTION Safety Precautions..... . . 2 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..3 Table of Contents .

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation ..36-38 Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Disc ..36 Music menu options ....36 •...

  • Page 6: Overview

    Overview Recordable Discs DVD-RW (DVD - ReWritable): These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again on the same Disc. DVD-R (DVD - Recordable): These Discs can be recorded only once. After you finalize a DVD-R, you cannot record on it or edit it.

  • Page 7: Disc-related Terms

    Overview (Continued) Disc-related terms Title (DVD only) The main film content or accompanying feature content or music album. Each title is assigned a title reference number enabling you to locate it easily. Chapter (DVD only) Sections of a picture or a musical piece that are smaller than titles.

  • Page 8: About Recordable Discs

    Overview (Continued) About Recordable discs How are recordable discs different? The essential difference among DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW is that DVD-R and DVD+R are a record-once medium, while DVD-RW and DVD+RW are a re-recordable/erasable medium. You can re-record/ erase a DVD-RW and DVD+RW disc approximately 1,000 times.

  • Page 9: About Dvd Recording

    Overview (Continued) About DVD recording otes • This recorder cannot make recordings on CD-R or CD-RW discs. • Our company takes no responsibility for recording fail- ure due to power cuts, defective discs, or damage to the recorder. • Fingerprints and small scratches on a disc can affect playback and/or recording performance.

  • Page 10: Recording Tv Audio Channels

    Overview (Continued) Recording TV audio channels This recorder can record one or two channel audio. For TV broadcasts, this usually means mono or stereo, but some programs are broadcast with a main and a SAP (Secondary Audio Program) audio channel. If you’re recording in Video mode (or in VR mode), you can record either the main audio or the SAP audio.

  • Page 11: Precautions

    Overview (Continued) Precautions Handling the unit When shipping the unit The original shipping carton and packing materials come in handy. For maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packaged at the factory. When setting up the unit The picture and sound of a nearby TV, VCR, or radio may be distorted during playback.

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    Front Panel POWER button and indicator Switches the VCR/DVD Recorder ON and OFF. Lights green when the VCR/DVD Recorder is turned on. Z OPEN/CLOSE Opens or closes the disc tray. Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. MEMORY CARD Slot Insert a memory card (CF, MD, SMC, MMC, SD, MS or MS-Pro).

  • Page 13: Function Display Window

    Function Display Window Disc type indicators Indicates the type of disc loaded. Indicates when the recorder is in timer recording or a timer recording is programmed. REC The recorder is recording. PRG Programmed playback active. TTL Indicates current title. PRG TTL SVCD M.CARD REPEAT Indicates repeat mode.

  • Page 14: Remote Control Overview

    Remote Control Overview POWER Turns VCR/DVD Recorder ON and OFF. Select the VCR/DVD Recorder’s func- tion mode to DVD. Select the VCR/DVD Recorder’s func- tion mode to VCR. INPUT Changes the input to use for recording. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. TITLE Displays the disc’s Title menu, if available.

  • Page 15: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel ANT.IN AC Power Cord RF. OUT (DVD/VCR OUT) AV 1 IN (VIDEO IN /AUDIO IN (Left/Right)) A/V OUT (VIDEO OUT/AUDIO OUT (Left/Right)) COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) COAXIAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack) S-VIDEO OUT OPTICAL (DIGITAL AUDIO OUT jack) Caution Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear...

  • Page 16: Connections

    Connections Depending on your TV and other equipment you wish to connect, there are various ways you could connect the VCR/DVD Recorder. Use only one of the connec- tions described below. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections.

  • Page 17: Connecting To A Tv

    Connections (Continued) Connecting to a TV Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your existing equipment. RF coaxial connection Connect the RF.OUT jack on the VCR/DVD Recorder to the antenna in jack on the TV using the 75-ohm Coaxial Cable supplied (R).

  • Page 18: Connecting To Optional Equipment

    Connections (Continued) Connecting to Optional Equipment 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 VCR/DVD Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).

  • Page 19: Accessory Audio/video (a/v) Connections To Vcr/dvd Recorder

    Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections to VCR/DVD Recorder Connect the AV 1 IN or AV 2 IN jacks on the VCR/DVD Recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accesso- ry component, using optional audio/video cables. If you use the S-VIDEO IN jack on the front panel, the VIDEO jack on the front panel is not available.

  • Page 20: Before Operation

    Before Operation Initial Settings In this menu system, there are several ways to cus- tomize the settings provided. Most menus consist of three levels to set up the options, but some require greater depth for the variety of settings. If you press SETUP, only the first and second level of the menu sys- tem will appear on the TV screen.

  • Page 21: To Add Or Erase Channels From Memory

    Before Operation (Continued) To Add or Erase Channels from Memory This feature allows you to add to or erase channels from memory manually. Follow steps 1-3 as shown above to the previous page (Auto Channel Set). Use v / V to select the CH. Add/Del option. Press B to move to the third level.

  • Page 22: Tv Aspect

    Before Operation (Continued) TV Aspect 4:3 Letter Box: Select when a standard 4:3 TV is con- nected. Displays theatrical images with masking bars above and below the picture. 4:3 Pan Scan: Select when a standard 4:3 TV is con- nected. Displays pictures cropped to fill your TV screen. Both sides of the picture are cut off.

  • Page 23: Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) AUDIO Each DVD disc has a variety of audio output options. Set the VCR/DVD Recorder’s Audio Output according to the type of audio system you use. Dolby Digital PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital stereo amplifier.

  • Page 24: Lock (parental Control)

    Before Operation (Continued) LOCK (Parental Control) Movie Rating Movies on DVDs may contain scenes not suitable for children. Therefore, discs may contain Parental Control information that applies to the complete disc or to certain scenes on the disc. These scenes are rated from Level 1 to 8, and alternatively, more suitable scenes are available for selection on some discs.

  • Page 25: Country Code

    Before Operation (Continued) Country Code Enter the code of a country/area whose standards were used to rate the DVD video disc, referring to the list (See “Country Codes”, page 62). Movie Rating Set Password Country Code Prev. Select Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears.

  • Page 26: Dv Record Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) DV Record Audio You need to set this if you have a camcorder using 32kHz/12-bit sound connected to the front panel DV IN jack. Some digital camcorders have two stereo tracks for audio. One is recorded at the time of shooting; the other is for overdubbing after shooting.

  • Page 27: Disc Finalize

    Before Operation (Continued) Disc 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.

  • Page 28: Disc Label

    Before Operation (Continued) Disc Label Use the Disc Label feature to enter a name for the disc. This name appears when you load the disc and when you display disc information on-screen. • The Disc label can be up to 32 characters long. •...

  • Page 29: General Explanation Of On-screen Display

    Before Operation (Continued) General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the VCR/DVD Recorder. Some DVDs require specific oper- ation 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 VCR/DVD Recorder or is not available on the disc.

  • Page 30: Osd Menu Options By Media Type

    Before Operation (Continued) OSD Menu Options by Media Type Shows the current title/chapter number and Title total number of Chapter : 3/28 titles/chapters Menu Options Title Number Chapter Number 4/26 Time search - : -- : -- Audio language 5.1CH and Digital Audio Output mode Subtitle language...

  • Page 31: Video/+rw/+r

    Before Operation (Continued) OSD Menu Options by Media Type (Continued) Video Shows the title name, recording date, recording mode. Title 1 01/02/03 Menu Options Title Number Chapter Number Time search - : -- : -- Digital Audio Output mode Sound NORMAL Shows the current track number and total...

  • Page 32: Operation With Dvd Or Video Cd

    Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD or Video CD Playback Setup Before using the Remote Control, press the DVD but- ton to select the device to be operated. Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- nected to the VCR/DVD Recorder.

  • Page 33: Still Picture And Frame-by-frame Playback

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Playing a DVD or Video CD (continued) Still Picture and Frame-by-Frame Playback Video 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode. 2 You can advance or back up the picture frame-by- frame by pressing b/B repeatedly during PAUSE mode.

  • Page 34: Time Search

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Playing a DVD or Video CD (Continued) Time Search - : -- : -- Video The Time Search function allows you to start playing at any chosen time on the disc. 1 Press DISPLAY twice during playback. The on-screen display appears on the TV screen.

  • Page 35: Camera Angle

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Playing a DVD or Video CD (Continued) Camera Angle If the disc contains scenes recorded at different camera angles, you can change to a different camera angle during playback. Press ANGLE then press b / B repeatedly during playback to select a desired angle.

  • Page 36: Audio Cd And Mp3/wma Operation

    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation Playing an Audio CD or MP3/WMA Disc The VCR/DVD Recorder can play Audio CDs and MP3/WMA files on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW discs or Memory Card. Before playing MP3/WMA files, read “Notes on MP3/WMA Recordings” on page 37. Insert a disc and close the tray.

  • Page 37: Pause

    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation (Continued) Pause 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. 2 To return to playback, press PAUSE/STEP (X) again. Moving to Another Track Press SKIP . or > briefly during playback to go to the next track or to return to the beginning of the current track.

  • Page 38: Copying Mp3/wma File(s) On The Disc To Memory Card

    Audio CD and MP3/WMA Operation (Continued) Copying MP3/WMA file(s) on the disc to Memory Card Use v / V to select an MP3/WMA file or folder on the Music-CD menu. Selecting multiple files (folders) 1. Select a MP3/WMA file or folder then press MARKER.

  • Page 39: Programmed Playback With Audio Cd And Mp3/wma

    Programmed Playback with Audio CD and MP3/WMA The Program function enables you to store your favorite tracks from any disc in the recorder memory. Program can contain 99 tracks (Audio CD) or 256 tracks (MP3/WMA). Insert an Audio CD or MP3/WMA disc. Music menu will appear.

  • Page 40: Repeat Programmed Tracks

    Programmed Playback with Audio CD and MP3/WMA (Continued) Repeat Programmed Tracks Press REPEAT to select a desired Repeat mode. • TRACK : Repeats the current track. • ALL : Repeats all the tracks on the program list • OFF (no display) : Does not play repeatedly. Erasing a Track from the Program List 1 Select the track that you wish to erase from the Program List then press ENTER.

  • Page 41: Photo Disc Operation

    Photo Disc Operation Viewing a JPEG File JPEG The recorder can play discs or Memory Card with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG Recordings” on page 42. Insert a disc and close the tray. To display the Photo-CD menu for JPEG files recorded on the memory card, see “Using Photo or Music menu for Memory Card”...

  • Page 42: Still Picture

    Photo Disc Operation (Continued) Still picture Use PAUSE/STEP (X) while showing a picture to pause mode. Skip Images While viewing a picture, press SKIP (. or >) once to advance to the next file or return to the previous file. Rotate Images Use v / V while viewing a picture to flip the picture clockwise or counterclockwise.

  • Page 43: Vcr Mode Tape Playback

    VCR Mode Tape Playback Preparation Before using the Remote Control, press the VCR but- ton to select the device to be operated. Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- nected to the VCR/DVD Recorder. Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select the input source connected to the VCR/DVD Recorder.

  • Page 44: Basic Recording

    Basic Recording Basic Recording from a TV Switch on the VCR/DVD Recorder, select the device (VCR or DVD) for Recording and load a recordable disc or tape. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing REC MODE repeatedly. Use CH (v/V) on the front panel or CH/TRK(v/V) on the Remote Control to select the TV channel to record.

  • Page 45: Dubbing From Dvd To Vcr

    Basic Recording (Continued) Dubbing from DVD to VCR You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape using the DUBBING (or DUB) button. If the DVD (or Discs) you are attempting to copy is copy protected, you will not be able to copy the disc. It is not permitted to copy Macrovision encoded DVDs (or Discs).

  • Page 46: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording Press TIMER REC. Timer Record Media Date Start Time Ch.11 01/02 Fri 10:07 AM TIMER REC Timer Rec List Media Date Start Time End Time Mode Enter the necessary information for your timer recording(s). Press ENTER to save the program. Press RETURN (O) to exit the Timer Record List.

  • Page 47: Recording From An External Input

    Recording from an External Input Recording from External Components You can record from an external component, such as a camcorder or VCR, connected to any of the VCR/DVD Recorder’s external inputs. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the VCR/DVD Recorder.

  • Page 48: What Is Dv

    Recording from an External Input (Continued) What is DV? DV-Related Messages Not connected to Camcorder. Too many devices connected. Check the tape. Uncontrollable device. Updating the Information. Camera mode. Troubleshooting otes...

  • Page 49: Title List And Chapter List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu Using the Title List-Original menu The Title List-Original is where you build and edit your Playlist, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also play individual titles directly from the Title List- Original menu.

  • Page 50: Using The Title List-playlist Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List-Playlist Menu Press LIST/DISC MENU repeatedly to display the Title List-Playlist menu. • Use the v/V buttons to display the previous/next page if there are more than 6 titles or chapters. •...

  • Page 51: Using The Title List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu From the Title List display you can play, name and erase titles. Once a Video mode disc is finalized, the Title List screen changes its appearance and all you can do is select titles to play.

  • Page 52: Using The Title List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu The Title List is where you can see the all recorded titles, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also play titles directly from the Title List menu.

  • Page 53: Title List And Chapter List Menu

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu The Title List is where you build and edit your Playlist, and where you can delete titles and make other changes to the Original content of the disc. You can also play individual titles directly from the Title List menu.

  • Page 54: Title And Chapter Editing

    Title and Chapter Editing Edits you make to the Original content changes the actual content of the disc. For example, if you delete a title or chapter from the Original content (Title or Chapter), that title or chapter is deleted from the disc, freeing up extra recording time.

  • Page 55: Making A New Playlist

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) 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 is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later —...

  • Page 56: Deleting A Title/chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Deleting a Title/Chapter When you erase a title or chapter from the Playlist menu on DVD+R, DVD+RW or DVD-RW discs format- ted in VR mode, 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 Title List or Chapter List menu, the title or chapter is actually deleted from the disc and the remaining time available...

  • Page 57: Naming A Title

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Naming a Title Video You can name Original and Playlist titles independently. On the Title List menu, use v V b B to choose the title you want to name then press ENTER. Options appears on the left side of the menu. Use v/V to select “Title Name”...

  • Page 58: Moving A Playlist Chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Moving a Playlist Chapter Use this function to re-arrange the playing order of Playlist chapters on the Title List-Playlist menu. Press LIST/DISC MENU repeatedly to display Title List-Playlist menu. To display the Chapter List-Playlist menu, refer to “Using the Chapter List-Playlist”...

  • Page 59: Hide A Title/chapter

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Hide a Title/Chapter Use this function to hide a title/chapter on the Title List or Chapter List menu. On the Title List or Chapter List menu, use v V b B to choose a title or chapter you want to hide then press ENTER.

  • Page 60: Clean-up Recording

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Clean-up Recording Video You can simply clean-up (erase) all contents on the disc then start recording from the first section of the disc. The disc format is not changed. Switch on the recorder and load a recordable disc.

  • Page 61: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    TV using some of the buttons. Controlling other TVs with the remote 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.

  • Page 62: Language/country Codes

    Language Code and Country Code List 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...

  • Page 63: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Check the following guide for the possible cause of a problem before contacting service. Symptom No power. The power cord is disconnected. No picture. The TV is not set to receive VCR/DVD Recorder signal output. The video cable is not connected securely. The TV power is turned off.

  • Page 64: Reset The Vcr/dvd Recorder

    Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom The remaining blank space on the disc is Cannot record or did not record successfully. insufficient. The source you are trying to record is copy- protected. When setting the recording channel, the channel is tuned on the TV’s own tuner. When recording to a Video mode disc, pro- grams that are copy-once protected cannot be recorded.

  • Page 65: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (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 VCR Specifications Head system Timer Tape speed Tape width...

  • Page 66

    Specifications (Continued) Outputs VIDEO OUT S-VIDEO OUT COMPONENT VIDEO OUT (PROGRESSIVE SCAN) Audio output (digital audio) Audio output (optical audio) Audio output (analog audio) RF OUT Accessory: Video cable ......1 RF 75-ohm Coaxial Cable .

  • Page 67

    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.

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