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Basic Recording from a TV

Follow the instructions below to record a TV program. Recording starts immediately and continues until the d i s c i s f u l l o r y o u s t o p t h e r e c o r d i n g . N o t e : You must load a recordable disc for DVD recording.

  • 1.

    Press HOME. The HOME menu appears.

  • 2.

    Select a media (HDD or DISC) to record TV program then press ENTER.

  • 3.

    Select [TV (HDD)] or [TV (DVD)] option then press ENTER.

Also make sure that the TV input is set to this recorder. If you load a completely blank disc, the recorder takes a short while to initialize the disc.

4. Set a recording mode as necessary by pressing REC MODE repeatedly. (HQ, SQ, LQ, EQ)

5. Use v / V buttons to select the TV channel to r e c o r d . C h a n g i n g T V A u d i o C h a n n e l You can select the audio channel (language) to listen by pressing AUDIO during viewing TV program. The current audio channel is displayed on-screen.

Stereo or mono broadcast: Stereo Left Right Mono

Bilingual broadcast: Main Sub Main+Sub

  • For TV recording with bilingual, set audio channel from the [TV Rec Audio] in sub-menu of the Setup menu (see page 23).

  • If the sound is of poor quality when set to Stereo, you can often improve it by changing to Mono (Left or Right).

  • This recorder can record either NICAM or regular audio. If the NICAM setting (page 17) is set to Auto, then if the broadcast is NICAM, the audio automatically changes to NICAM and you can record the NICAM audio. If the broadcast is non- NICAM, the regular audio is always recorded. If NICAM sound distortion occurs, due to poor reception, you can switch off NICAM setting of the program.

  • 6.

    Press REC (z) once. Recording will start. (The REC indicator lights in the display window.)

    • Recording continues until you press STOP (x) or the disc or HDD is full.

    • To record for a fixed length of time, see Instant Timer Recording on right.

7. Press STOP (x) to stop recording.

To Pause the Recording

  • 1.

    Press PAUSE/STEP (X) to pause recording.

  • 2.

    When you want to continue recording, press


To record one TV program while

watching another 1. Press TV/DVD to select the TV mode during

recording. The TV indicator appears. 2. Using the TV, select the channel to be viewed.

Instant Timer Recording

Instant Timer Recording allows you to make a recording easily of a preset length without using the program timer.

  • 1.

    Follow steps 1-4 as shown left (Basic Recording from a TV).

  • 2.

    Press REC (z) repeatedly to select the recording time length.

Recording starts after the first press. Each subsequent press increases the recording time within free space (maximum 240 minutes). The recording time is displayed on the TV screen. At the end of the recording, the recorder will stop recording and shut off.

Checking the Recording Time

Press REC (z) once to check the recording time. The recalled setting will automatically return to the TV screen for a moment. Also, remaining time of recording is shown in the display window.

To Extend the Recording Time The recording time can be extended anytime by

pressing REC (z). Each subsequent press increases the recording time within free space (maximum 240 minutes).

Caution If the recorder is unplugged (or there is a power failure) while the recorder is recording, the recording will be lost.



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