RC199M_NA1ULL_52F DVD RECORDER/ VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL: RC199H 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. 1-800-243-0000...
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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.
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)
Playable Discs DVD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Discs such as movies that can be purchased or rented Video CD (VCD) (8 cm / 12 cm disc) VIDEO CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in VIDEO CD/Super VIDEO CD format Audio CD (8 cm / 12 cm disc) Music CDs or CD-Rs/CD-RWs in music CD format that can be purchased CD-R/CD-RW (8 cm / 12 cm disc) CD-R/CD-RW discs that contain audio titles, MP3, WMA, JPEG or DivX files.
Restrictions on video recording • You cannot record copy-protected video using this recorder. Copy-protected video includes DVD-Video discs and some satellite broadcasts. If copy-protected material is encountered during a recording, recording will pause or stop automatically and an error message will be displayed on-screen. •...
Useable Memory Cards Useable Memory Cards 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 •...
e fg hij k l Disc Tray (DVD deck) Insert a disc here. Z DVD Opens or closes the disc tray. Cassette Compartment (VCR deck) Insert a video cassette here. Z VCR Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. 1 1 POWER Switches the Recorder ON and OFF.
Remote Control POWER (1) Turns Recorder ON and OFF. EJECT, OPEN/CLOSE (Z) - Opens and closes the disc tray. - Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. Select the Recorder’s function mode to DVD. ENTER ( ) Select the Recorder’s function mode to Confirms menu selections.
Rear Panel b c d ANT. IN Connect the antenna to this terminal. S-VIDEO OUT Connect to a S-Video Input on TV. COMPONENT/PROGRESSIVE SCAN VIDEO OUT (Y Pb Pr) Connect to a TV with Y Pb Pr inputs. AUDIO OUT (Left/Right) Connect to a TV or other equipment with audio inputs.
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 •...
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 RF OUT jack on the Recorder to the antenna in jack on the TV using the supplied 75-ohm Coaxial Cable (R).
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 OUT jack on the recorder to the HDMI jack on a HDMI compatible TV or moni- tor (H).
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 OUT (or DVD/VCR 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) supplied.
Accessory Audio/V Accessory Audio/V Recorder Recorder Connections to Connections to Connect the AV IN 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. (Refer to page 41 for [Recording from External Components].) Note: If you use the S-VIDEO jack on the front panel, the...
Initial Setup W izard Initial Setup W izard When POWER is pressed for the first time to turn the unit on, the Initial Setup Wizard function sets the Language, Channels and Clock. 1. Use v / V to select a language for the Setup menu and information display and then press ENTER.
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.
General Settings General Settings Tuning Band Select 1. Select the [Tuning Band] option then press B . 2. Use v / V to select the tuning band (TV or CATV) option then press ENTER. TV: If you are using a standard antenna to receive channels.
Manual If your local TV station does not send date and time information, or sends incorrect information, you can set the clock manually. 1. Select the [Clock Set] > [Manual] option. 2. Press ENTER. 3. Enter the necessary information for year, date and time.
Sampling Freq. (Frequency) If your receiver or amplifier is NOT capable of han- dling 96 kHz signals, select 48 kHz. When this choice is made, this unit automatically converts any 96 kHz signals to 48 kHz so your system can decode them. If your receiver or amplifier is capable of handling 96 kHz signals, select 96 kHz.
Recording Settings Recording Settings Disc Record Mode You can set the picture quality for recording; XP (Excellent quality), SP (Standard quality), LP (Low quality), EP (Extend quality). 1. Select the [Disc Record Mode] option then press 2. Use v / V to select a desired Disc Record Mode (XP, SP, LP or EP).
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 DISC MENU/LIST or TITLE.
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 While watching TV, press DISPLAY to display/ remove the information displayed on-screen.
Playback Playing a T Playing a T 1. Press VCR to control the VCR deck. 2. Insert a pre-recorded video cassette. • If the unit is powered off, it will power on automatically when the tape is loaded. • If the Timer indicator lights on the front panel display window, press POWER once.
VCR Playback Features Buttons Operations EJECT (Z) Ejects the tape in the VCR deck. PAUSE/STEP (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to step forward one frame at a time. • After 5 minutes in STILL mode the Recorder stops to protect the tape and video heads.
DVD or Video CD Playback Features Buttons Operations OPEN / CLOSE (Z) Opens or closes the disc tray. PAUSE/STEP (X) Pause playback. Press repeatedly to play Frame-by-Frame. You can also use b / B to step backward and forward while in Pause mode. This function is forward only for Video CD.
DVD or Video CD Playback Features (Continued) Buttons Operations PLAY MODE Select a desired play mode while playback. [A-] : Repeats a sequence between A (Start point) and B (End point) during playback. Press ENTER at your chosen end point then the repeat sequence begins. [CHAPTER] : Repeats the current chapter.
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 DISC MENU/LIST to return to the menu screen.
Playing a DivX Movie File Playing a DivX Movie File The Recorder can play Divx files. Before playing DivX files, read “About DivX movie files” on right. 1. Press HOME and the Home menu appears. 2. Select [Movie] > [DISC] and press ENTER. 3.
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.
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 [MEMORY CARD] and press ENTER.
View Slide Shows 1. Select [Slide Show] option on the Photo 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].
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.
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 or tape is full or you stop the recording. 1. Switch on the Recorder, select the device (VCR or DVD) for Recording and load a recordable disc or tape.
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.
Timer Recording Troubleshooting Even though the timer is set, the recorder will not record when: • There is no disc (or tape) loaded. • A non-recordable disc (or tape) is loaded. • Disc Protect is set to [ON] in the Disc menu (see page 25).
Dubbing from DVD to VCR Dubbing from DVD to VCR You can copy the contents of a DVD to a VHS tape using the DUBBING button. 1. Insert a blank VHS videotape into the VCR deck. 2. Insert the disc you wish to copy in the DVD deck and close the disc tray.
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 18.
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.
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.
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.
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 46).
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.
Naming a T itle Naming a T itle You can name Original and Playlist titles independ- ently. 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.
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.
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.
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, DV).
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 list- ed in the table below, set the appropriate manufactur- er code.
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...
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.
Symptom No disc is inserted. The Recorder does not start playback. No tape is inserted. 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. Video tape cannot be Is the cassette compartment empty? inserted.
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.
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...
DVD Specifications Laser system Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm Frequency response DVD (PCM 48 kHz): 8 Hz to 22 kHz, CD: 8 Hz to 20 kHz Signal-to-noise ratio More than 95dB Harmonic distortion Less than 0.008% Dynamic range More than 90 dB Inputs ANTENNA IN Antenna or CATV input, 75 ohms...
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