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DR4912FVL_AA4ULL_ENG
DVD RECORDER
OWNER'S MANUAL
MODEL : DR4912
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product,
please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.

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  • Page 1 DR4912FVL_AA4ULL_ENG DVD RECORDER OWNER’S MANUAL MODEL : DR4912 Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read this instruction booklet carefully and completely.
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Never use this plug with the fuse cover omit- ted. To obtain a replacement fuse cover contact your dealer or “LG Electronics U.K.Ltd.” If the type of plug supplied is not suitable for the mains sockets in your home, then the plug should be removed and a suitable type fitted.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Rear Panel ......14 DVR HOOKUP Connections ......15-18 Connecting to the Aerial .
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents PLAYBACK Operation with DVD and Video CD ..32-35 Playing a DVD or Video CD ....32 General Feature ..... . . 32 •...
  • Page 5: Dvd Recorder Overview

    DVD Recorder Overview Recordable Discs DVD-RW (Digital Video Disc - ReWritable): These Discs can be recorded on repeatedly. Recordings can be erased, then you can record again on the same Disc. DVD-R (Digital Video Disc - Recordable): These Discs can be recorded only once. After you finalize a DVD-R, you cannot record on it or edit it any more.
  • Page 6: Disc-Related Terms

    DVD Recorder 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 7: About Dvd-R And Dvd-Rw Disc

    DVD Recorder Overview (Continued) About DVD-R and DVD-RW disc How are DVD-R and DVD-RW discs different? The essential difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW is that DVD-R is a record-once medium, while DVD-RW is a re-recordable/erasable medium. You can re-record/ erase a DVD-RW disc approximately 1,000 times. Can I play my recordable discs in a regular DVD player? Generally, DVD-R discs and DVD-RW discs recorded in...
  • Page 8: About Dvd Recording

    DVD Recorder 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. •...
  • Page 9: Recording Tv Audio Channels

    DVD Recorder Overview (Continued) Recording TV audio channels This recorder can record either NICAM or regular audio. If the NICAM setting (page 21) is set to Auto, then if the broadcast is NICAM, you can record the NICAM audio. If the broadcast is non-NICAM, the regular audio is always recorded.
  • Page 10: Precautions

    DVD Recorder 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 11: Front Panel

    Front Panel POWER Switches the DVD Recorder ON or OFF. INPUT4 (VIDEO IN/AUDIO IN (Left/Right)) Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Audio system, TV/ Monitor, VCR, Camcorder, etc.). Display window Shows the current status of the DVD Recorder. INPUT 4 (S-VIDEO IN) Connect the S-Video output of an external source (TV/ Monitor, VCR,...
  • Page 12: Function Display Window

    Function Display Window Disc type indicators Indicates the type of disc loaded. ST Indicates a stereo broadcast is being received. BIL Indicates when a BILINGUAL broadcast CHP Indicates current chapter number. TRK Indicates current track number. TV Indicates when the recorder is in TV tuner mode.
  • Page 13: Remote Control Overview

    Remote Control Overview POWER Switches the recorder ON or OFF. TV/DVD To view channels selected by the recorder tuner or by the TV tuner. Selects PIP function on or off. 0-9 numerical buttons Selects numbered options in a menu. Changes the input to use for recording (Tuner, AV1-4, or DV IN).
  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    Rear Panel AERIAL Connect the aerial to this terminal. EURO AV 2 DECODER Connect the audio/video output of an external source (Pay-TV decoder, Set Top Box, VCR, etc.). VIDEO OUTPUT Switch Select either COMPONENT VIDEO OUT or RGB signal of EURO AV1 AUDIO/ VIDEO terminal depending on how you connect the DVD Recorder to the TV.
  • Page 15: Connections

    Connections 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. Please refer to the manuals of your TV, VCR, Stereo System or other devices as necessary to make the best connections.
  • Page 16: Connecting To A Cable Box Or Satellite Receiver

    Connections (Continued) Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver If you have a cable or satellite receiver with a built-in decoder, connect it to this recorder and your TV as shown on this page. If you are using a separate decoder box for your cable/satellite TV, set up following the instructions on the right.
  • Page 17: Connecting To An Amplifier

    Connections (Continued) 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 DVD Recorder to the audio left and right in jacks on your amplifier, receiver, or stereo system, using the audio cables (A).
  • Page 18: Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections To Dvd Recorder

    Connections (Continued) Accessory Audio/Video (A/V) Connections to DVD Recorder Connect the input jacks (AV3, AV4) on the DVD Recorder to the audio/video out jacks on your accesso- ry component, using audio/video cables. If you use the S-VIDEO IN jack on the front panel, the VIDEO IN jack on the front panel is not available.
  • Page 19: 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 20: Program Edit

    Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit You can edit a channel manually (add, delete, name, move, etc.). Auto Programming Program Edit Clock Set TV Aspect Display Mode AV1 Decoder Factory Set Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Use v / V to select the General option. While the General option is selected, press B to move to the second level.
  • Page 21: Program Edit

    Before Operation (Continued) Program Edit (Continued) Station Rename You can name stations independently. Names can be up to 5 characters long. 1. Use v / V to select a program on the Program List menu then press ENTER. Program List options appears on the left side of the Program List menu.
  • Page 22: Auto Clock Set

    Before Operation (Continued) Auto Clock Set When Channel auto search is completed the actual Time and Date are also set automatically. If the time in the DVD recorder display is not correct, the clock must be set manually. Auto Programming Program Edit Clock Set Auto...
  • Page 23: Display Mode

    Before Operation (Continued) Display Mode Display Mode setting works only when the TV Aspect ratio is set to “4:3”. You can choose: - Letter Box: Displays a wide picture with bands on the upper and lower portions of the screen. - Pan Scan: Automatically displays the wide picture on the entire screen and cuts off the portions that do not fit.
  • Page 24: Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) Audio 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 PCM: Select when connected to a 2-channel digital stereo amplifier. The DVD Recorder’s digital audio outputs sounds in the PCM 2ch format when you play a DVD video disc recorded on the Dolby Digital recording system.
  • Page 25: Lock (Parental Control)

    Before Operation (Continued) Lock (Parental Control) Set Password Changing the 4-digit code Set Password Change New Password Rating Delete Country Code Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Use v / V to select the Lock option. While the Lock option is selected, press B to move to the second level.
  • Page 26: 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 Code List”, page 59.). Set Password Rating Country Code Press SETUP. The Setup menu appears. Use v / V to select the Lock option.
  • Page 27: Dv Rec Audio

    Before Operation (Continued) DV Rec 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 28: Finalize

    Before Operation (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.
  • Page 29: General Explanation Of On-Screen Display

    Before Operation General Explanation of On-Screen Display This manual gives basic instructions for operating the DVD 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 DVD Recorder or is not available on the disc.
  • Page 30 Before Operation Displaying Disc Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the current title/chapter number TITLE: 1/4 and total number of CHAPTER: 3/28 titles/chapters. Menu Options Title Number Chapter Number 4/26 Time search 0:10:30 Audio language and Digital Audio 5.1CH Output mode Subtitle language Angle Sound 3D SUR.
  • Page 31 Before Operation Displaying Disc Information on-screen (Continued) Shows the title name, TITLE recording date, recording mode, etc. 20/08 ORG: Original PList: Playlist Menu Options Function Title Number Shows the current title number and total number of titles, and skips to the desired title number. Chapter Number Shows the current chapter number and total number of 4/26...
  • Page 32: Operation With Dvd And Video Cd

    Operation with DVD and Video CD Playing a DVD or Video CD Playback Setup Turn the TV on and select the video input source con- nected to the DVD Recorder. Audio system: Turn the audio system on and select the input source connected to the DVD Recorder. Press OPEN/CLOSE (Z) to open the disc tray.
  • Page 33: Slow Motion

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (Continued) Slow Motion Video 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. The recorder will now go into PAUSE mode. 2 Press SCAN (m or M) during PAUSE mode. The DVD Recorder will enter SLOW mode. 3 Use the SCAN (m or M) to select the required speed: t 1/16, t 1/8, t 1/4, or t 1/2 (back- ward), or T 1/16, T 1/8, T 1/4, or T 1/2 (forward).
  • Page 34: Zoom

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) General Features (continued) Zoom Video The Zoom function allows you to enlarge the video image and to move through the enlarged image. 1 Press ZOOM during playback or still playback to acti- vate the Zoom function. Each press of the ZOOM button changes the TV screen in the sequence shown below.
  • Page 35: Changing The Audio Channel

    Operation with DVD and Video CD (Continued) Changing the Audio Channel STEREO Video With a Video CD, press AUDIO then press b / B repeatedly during playback to hear a different audio channel (STEREO, LEFT or RIGHT). With DVD-RW discs recorded in VR mode that have both a main and a Bilingual audio channel, you can switch between Main (L), Bilingual (R), or a mix of both (Main + Bilingual) by pressing AUDIO.
  • Page 36: Audio Cd And Mp3 Operation

    Audio CD and MP3 Operation Playing an Audio CD or MP3 Disc The DVD Recorder can play audio CDs. Also, the DVD Recorder can play MP3 formatted recordings on CD-ROM, CD-R or CD-RW disc. Before playing MP3 recordings, read the notes on MP3 Recordings on page 37.
  • Page 37: Pause

    Audio CD and MP3 Operation (Continued) Pause 1 Press PAUSE/STEP (X) during playback. 2 To return to playback, press N (PLAY) or 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: Programmed Playback With Audio Cd And Mp3

    Programmed Playback with Audio CD and MP3 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). Insert an Audio CD or MP3 disc. Audio CD or MP3 CD menu will appear.
  • Page 39: Jpeg Disc Operation

    JPEG Disc Operation Viewing a JPEG Disc JPEG The recorder can play discs with JPEG files. Before playing JPEG recordings, read “Notes on JPEG Recordings” at right. Insert a disc and close the tray. The Photo menu appears on the TV screen. Photo Folder 02 JPEG...
  • Page 40: Recording

    Basic Recording 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. Switch on the recorder and load a recordable disc. Also make sure that the TV input is set to this recorder.
  • Page 41: Timer Recording

    Timer Recording This DVD Recorder can be programmed to record up to 7 programs within a period of 1 month. For unattended recording, the timer needs to know the channels to be recorded, the starting time and length. Press TIMER REC. The Timer Record menu will appear.
  • Page 42: Checking Timer Recording Details

    Timer Recording (Continued) Checking Timer Recording Details Programming can be checked whenever the DVD Recorder is turned on. Press TIMER REC twice. • Use v / V to select a timer recording. • Press ENTER to edit the selected program. Timer Record menu appears.
  • Page 43: Recording From 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 recorder’s external inputs. Make sure that the component you want to record from is connected properly to the DVD Recorder.
  • Page 44: What Is Dv

    Recording from an External Input (Continued) What is DV? Using DV, also known as i.LINK, 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. The i.LINK interface is also known as IEEE 1394-1995.
  • Page 45: 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 46: Using The Chapter List-Playlist Menu Vr

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List-Playlist Menu Press MENU/LIST 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. •...
  • Page 47: Deleting A Title

    Title List and Chapter List Menu (Continued) Using the Title List menu From the Title List display you can play, name and delete 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 48: 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 49: Using The Title List Menu +R

    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 50: 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 51: 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 is put into the Playlist (you can delete bits you don’t need later — see Deleting an Original or Playlist title/chapter on page 52).
  • Page 52: 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-RW discs formatted 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 53: Undoing/Redoing The Last Deleting

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Undoing/Redoing the Last Deleting If you make a mistake while deleting, you can undo it. There is one level of undo (in other words, you can undo the last one deleting you made). Select ‘Undo’ from the Title List-Original menu then press ENTER.
  • Page 54: Combining Two Chapters Into One

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Combining Two Chapters Into One Use this function to combine two adjacent Playlist or Original chapters into one. This function is not available if there is only one chapter within the title. On the Chapter List menu, select the second chapter of the two chapters you want to com- bine then press ENTER.
  • Page 55: Protect A Title

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Protect a Title Use this function to protect accidental recording, editing or deleting of the title. Press MENU/LIST to display Title List menu. Use v V b B to choose a title you want to pro- tect then press ENTER.
  • Page 56: Divide One Title Into Two

    Title and Chapter Editing (Continued) Divide One Title Into Two Use this command to split a title up into two new titles. 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 57: Additional Information

    Addition Information 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. Press and hold REC (z z ) button for more than 3 seconds.
  • Page 58: Language Code List

    Language Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial settings “Disc Audio”, “Disc Subtitle” and/or “Disc Menu” (See page 23). Code Language Code 6566 Abkhazian 7074 6565 Afar 7073 6570 Afrikaans 7082 8381 Albanian 7089 6577 Amharic 7176 6582 Arabic 7565...
  • Page 59: Country Code List

    Country Code List Enter the appropriate code number for the initial setting “Country Code” (See page 26). Code Country Code Country Andorra Eritrea United Arab Emirates Spain Afghanistan Ethiopia Antigua and Barbuda Finland Anguilla Fiji Albania Falkland Islands Armenia Micronesia Netherlands Antilles Faroe Islands Angola...
  • Page 60: Controlling Your Tv With The Supplied Remote

    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 61: 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. TV/DVD mode for the recorder is set to The TV is not set to receive DVD Recorder signal output.
  • Page 62 Troubleshooting (Continued) Symptom Can’t play a disc The disc was recorded in Video mode. recorded using this Some players will not play even a final- recorder on another ized 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 63: Specifications

    Specifications General Power requirements Power consumption Dimensions (approx.) Mass (approx.) Operating temperature Operating humidity Television system Recording format Recording Recording format Recordable discs Recordable time Video recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Audio recording format Sampling frequency Compression format Playback Frequency response Signal-to-noise ratio Harmonic distortion...
  • Page 64 2. The dealer (or his service agent) who sold the product will be reimbursed for any labour provided in the repair of this LG equipment, for a period of 12 months from the original date of purchase. These claims must be made in accordance with the published scale of service charges and relevant claims procedure.