Pioneer DVR-545H-S manual

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  • Brand: Pioneer
  • Product: DVD player
  • Model/name: DVR-545H-S
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly.
After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR
BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS
INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
IMPORTANT
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WARNING
This equipment is not waterproof. To prevent a fire
or shock hazard, do not place any container filed
with liquid near this equipment (such as a vase or
flower pot) or expose it to dripping, splashing, rain
or moisture. D3-4-2-1-3_A_En
WARNING
The voltage of the available power supply differs
according to country or region. Be sure that the
power supply voltage of the area where this unit
will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., 230 V
or 120 V) written on the rear panel. D3-4-2-1-4_A_En
Before plugging in for the first time, read the following
section carefully.
CAUTION
This product is a class 1 laser product, but this product
contains a laser diode higher than Class 1.
To ensure continued safety, do not remove any covers or
attempt to gain access to the rear of the product.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.
The following caution label appears on your unit.
Location: top of the unit
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CAUTION
ATTENTION
CLASS 3B VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN, AVOID EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM. VRW2262- A
RADIATIONS LASER VISIBLES ET INVISIBLES DECLASSE 3B QUAND OUVERT. ÉVITEZ TOUT EXPOSITION AU FAISCEAU.
ADVARSEL KLASSE 3B SYNLIG OG USYNLIG LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING. UNDGÅ UDSÆTTELSEFOR STRÅLING.
VARNING KLASS 3B SYNLIG OCH OSYNLIGLASERSTRÅLNINGNÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD. UNDVIK ATT UTSÄTTA DIGFÖR STRÅLEN.
VARO! AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA NÄKYVÄLLE JA NÄKYMÄTTÖMÄLLE LUOKAN 3B LASERSÄTEILYLLE. ÄLÄ KATSO SÄTEESEEN.
PRECAUCIÓN CUANDOSE ABRE HAY RADIACIÓNLÁSERDE CLASE 3B VISIBLE E INVISIBLE. EVITE LA EXPOSICIÓN A LOS RAYOS LÁSER.
VORSICHT BEI GEÖFFNETER ABDECKUNG IST SICHTBARE UNDUNSICHTBARE LASERSTRAHLUNG DER KLASSE 3B IM GERÄTEINNEREN VORHANDEN.
NICHT DEM LASERSTRAHL AUSSETZEN!
This product complies with the Low Voltage Directive
(73/23/EEC, amended by 93/68/EEC), EMC Directives
(89/336/EEC, amended by 92/31/EEC and
93/68/EEC). D3-4-2-1-9a_En
WARNING
To prevent a fire hazard, do not place any naked
flame sources (such as a lighted candle) on the
equipment. D3-4-2-1-7a_A_En
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CAUTION
The STANDBY/ON switch on this unit will not
completely shut off all power from the AC outlet.
Since the power cord serves as the main disconnect
device for the unit, you will need to unplug it from
the AC outlet to shut down all power. Therefore,
make sure the unit has been installed so that the
power cord can be easily unplugged from the AC
outlet in case of an accident. To avoid fire hazard,
the power cord should also be unplugged from the
AC outlet when left unused for a long period of time
(for example, when on vacation). D3-4-2-2-2a_A_En
Operating Environment
Operating environment temperature and humidity:
+5 ºC to +35 ºC (+41 ºF to +95 ºF); less than 85 %RH
(cooling vents not blocked)
Do not install this unit in a poorly ventilated area, or in
locations exposed to high humidity or direct sunlight (or
strong artificial light) D3-4-2-1-7c_A_En
VENTILATION CAUTION
When installing this unit, make sure to leave space
around the unit for ventilation to improve heat
radiation (at least 10 cm at top, 10 cm at rear, and
10 cm at each side).
WARNING
Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for
ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the
product, and to protect it from overheating. To
prevent fire hazard, the openings should never be
blocked or covered with items (such as newspapers,
table-cloths, curtains) or by operating the
equipment on thick carpet or a bed. D3-4-2-1-7b_A_En
If the AC plug of this unit does not match the AC
outlet you want to use, the plug must be removed
and appropriate one fitted. Replacement and
mounting of an AC plug on the power supply cord of
this unit should be performed only by qualified
service personnel. If connected to an AC outlet, the
cut-off plug can cause severe electrical shock. Make
sure it is properly disposed of after removal.
The equipment should be disconnected by removing
the mains plug from the wall socket when left
unused for a long period of time (for example, when
on vacation). D3-4-2-2-1a_A_En
This product is for general household purposes. Any
failure due to use for other than household purposes
(such as long-term use for business purposes in a
restaurant or use in a car or ship) and which
requires repair will be charged for even during the
warranty period. K041_En
POWER-CORD CAUTION
Handle the power cord by the plug. Do not pull out the
plug by tugging the cord and never touch the power
cord when your hands are wet as this could cause a
short circuit or electric shock. Do not place the unit, a
piece of furniture, etc., on the power cord, or pinch the
cord. Never make a knot in the cord or tie it with other
cords. The power cords should be routed such that they
are not likely to be stepped on. A damaged power cord
can cause a fire or give you an electrical shock. Check
the power cord once in a while. When you find it
damaged, ask your nearest PIONEER authorized
service center or your dealer for a replacement. S002_En
If you want to dispose this product, do not mix it with general household waste. There is a separate collection system for used
electronic products in accordance with legislation that requires proper treatment, recovery and recycling.
Private households in the 25 member states of the EU, in Switzerland and Norway may return their used electronic products free of charge to
designated collection facilities or to a retailer (if you purchase a similar new one).
For countries not mentioned above, please contact your local authorities for the correct method of disposal.
By doing so you will ensure that your disposed product undergoes the necessary treatment, recovery and recycling and thus prevent potential
negative effects on the environment and human health. K058_En
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Contents
01 Before you start
What’s in the box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Putting the batteries in the remote
control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using the remote control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Disc / content format playback
compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
About the internal hard disk drive . . . . . . 12
Symbols used in this manual . . . . . . . . . 13
02 Connecting up
Rear panel connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Front panel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Easy connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using other types of audio/video output . 17
Connecting to a cable box, satellite receiver
or digital terrestrial receiver. . . . . . . . . . . 18
Connecting an external decoder box (1) . 20
Connecting an external decoder box (2) . 21
Connecting to an AV amplifier/receiver . . 22
Connecting using HDMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting other AV sources . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting a USB device . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Plugging in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
03 Controls and displays
Front panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
04 Getting started
Switching on and setting up . . . . . . . . . . 32
Setting up the GUIDE Plus+™ system . . 35
05 Using the GUIDE Plus+™
electronic program guide
The GUIDE Plus+™ system. . . . . . . . . . . 39
Using the GUIDE Plus+™ system . . . . . . 40
Areas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
GUIDE Plus+™ FAQ and
troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
06 Recording
About DVD recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
About HDD recording. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Recorded audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Restrictions on video recording . . . . . . . 57
Using the built-in TV tuner . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Setting the picture quality/recording
time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Basic recording from the TV . . . . . . . . . . 60
Pause Live TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Setting a timer recording . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Simultaneous recording and playback
(Chase Play) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Recording from an external component . 67
Playing your recordings on other DVD
players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Initializing recordable DVD discs . . . . . . 70
07 Playback
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Basic playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Using the Disc Navigator to browse the
contents of a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Scanning discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Playing in slow motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Frame advance/frame reverse . . . . . . . . 78
The Play Mode menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Displaying and switching subtitles . . . . . 81
Switching DVD and DivX soundtracks . . 82
Switching audio channels . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Switching camera angles . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Displaying disc information on-screen . . 83
08 Playing and recording from a DV
camcorder (DVR-645H-S)
Playing from a DV camcorder. . . . . . . . . 85
Recording from a DV camcorder . . . . . . 85
DV video setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
About DV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
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09 Editing
Editing options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
The Disc Navigator screen. . . . . . . . . . . . 89
10 Copying and backup
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
One Touch Copy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Using Copy Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using disc backup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
11 Using the Jukebox
Copying music to the HDD . . . . . . . . . . 111
Copying files from a USB device . . . . . . 112
Playing music from the Jukebox . . . . . . 112
Editing Jukebox albums . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
12 The PhotoViewer (DVR-645H-S)
Locating JPEG picture files . . . . . . . . . . 115
Playing a slideshow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Importing files to the HDD. . . . . . . . . . . 117
Importing files from a USB device . . . . . 119
Copying selected files to a DVD-R/-RW . 119
Editing files on the HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Printing files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
13 The PhotoViewer (DVR-545H-S)
Locating JPEG picture files . . . . . . . . . . 123
Playing a slideshow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
14 The Disc Setup menu
Basic settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Initialize settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Finalize settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Optimize HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Initialize HDD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
15 The Video Adjust menu
Setting the picture quality for TV and
external inputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Setting the picture quality for disc
playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
16 The Initial Setup menu
Using the Initial Setup menu . . . . . . . . 132
Selecting other languages for language
options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
17 Additional information
Minimum copying times. . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Manual recording modes . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
On-screen displays and recorder
displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Language code list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Country/Area code list . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Screen sizes and disc formats . . . . . . . 158
Handling discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Cleaning the pickup lens . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Condensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Hints on installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Moving the recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Resetting the recorder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
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Chapter 1
Before you start
What’s in the box
Please confirm that the following
accessories are in the box when you open it.
• Remote control
• AA/R6P dry cell batteries x 2
• Audio/video cable (red/white/yellow)
• G-LINK™ cable
• RF antenna cable
• Power cable
• These operating instructions
• Warranty card
Putting the batteries in the
remote control
• Insert two AA/R6P batteries into the
battery compartment following the
indications (,) inside the
compartment.
Important
Incorrect use of batteries can result in
hazards such as leakage and bursting.
Please observe the following:
• Don’t mix new and old batteries
together.
• Don’t use different kinds of batteries
together—although they may look
similar, different batteries may have
different voltages.
• Make sure that the plus and minus ends
of each battery match the indications in
the battery compartment.
• Remove batteries from equipment that
isn’t going to be used for a month or
more.
• When disposing of used batteries,
please comply with governmental
regulations or environmental public
instruction’s rules that apply in your
country or area.
Using the remote control
Please keep in mind the following when
using the remote control:
• Make sure that there are no obstacles
between the remote and the remote
sensor on the unit.
• Remote operation may become
unreliable if strong sunlight or
fluorescent light is shining on the unit’s
remote sensor.
• Remote controllers for different devices
can interfere with each other. Avoid
using remotes for other equipment
located close to this unit.
WARNING
Do not use or store batteries in direct sunlight or
other excessively hot place, such as inside a car or
near a heater. This can cause batteries to leak,
overheat, explode or catch fire. It can also reduce the
life or performance of batteries. D3-4-2-3-3_En
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• Replace the batteries when you notice a
fall off in the operating range of the
remote.
• When the batteries run down or you
change the batteries, the remote control
mode is reset to Recorder 1. See Remote
Control Mode on page 143.
• Use within the operating range in front of
the remote control sensor on the front
panel, as shown.
• You can control this recorder using the
remote sensor of another Pioneer
component using the CONTROL IN jack
on the rear panel. See Rear panel
connections on page 14 for more
information.
Disc / content format
playback compatibility
Compatible media
• DVD-RW ver. 1.1 / 1x / 1x to 2x, ver. 1.2 /
2x to 4x / 2x to 6x
• DVD-R ver. 2.0 /1x / 1x to 4x /
1x to 8x / 1x to 16x, ver. 2.1 / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD+RW 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 3.3x to 8x
• DVD+R 1x to 2.4x / 1x to 4x / 1x to 8x / 1x
to 16x
• DVD-RAM ver. 2.0 / 2x, ver. 2.1 / 2x / 2x to
3x / 2x to 5x, ver. 2.2 / 2x / 2x to 3x / 2x to 5x
• DVD-R DL ver. 3.0 / 2x to 4x
• DVD+R DL 2.4x / 2.4x to 8x
Note that older models of DVD recorders
and DVD writers may reject DVD-RW ver. 1.2
discs and/or corrupt the data on the disc. If
you want to share DVD-RW discs between
this recorder and an older recorder/writer,
we recommend using ver. 1.1 discs.
The following table shows older Pioneer DVD
recorders’ limited compatibility with DVD-
RW ver. 1.2 discs.
1
Discs should be finalized in this recorder before
playing. Unfinalized VR mode and Video mode discs
may not play.
2
Cannot read the CPRM information will show in
the display when you load a disc. However, this will not
affect playback.
3
Copy-once protected disc titles will not play.
DVD/HDD Recording and playback
compatibility
This recorder can play and record all the
currently popular DVD disc types, as well as
providing HDD functionality. The table below
shows some specific compatibility
differences between the different disc types.
7 m
Model Playable Recordable
DVR-7000 Yes1,2,3 No
DVR-3100 /
DVR-5100H
Yes1 No
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Notes to table
*1 Must be initialized for VR mode recording (page 126)
*2 Must be initialized for Video mode recording
(page 126)
*3 Erasable, but free space does not increase
*4 Cannot erase sections, edit chapters or use playlist
editing
*5 Must be compatible with DVD-R(VR) playback
*6 Finalize using this recorder (may not playback in
some units) (page 68)
*7 Must be compatible with DVD-RW(VR) playback
*8 Must be compatible with DVD+RW playback
*9 Must be compatible with DVD-RAM playback
*10 Only when HDD Recording Format is set to Video
Mode Off (page 140)
*11 Only when the recording mode is not set to LPCM
*12 CPRM-compatible discs only
*13 Take the disc out of the cartridge before use. Only
Panasonic and Maxell discs have been tested to work
reliably with this recorder. Discs from other makers may
become unusable when recorded or edited.
*14 Erasing a title does not increase the available
recording time, nor increase the number of recordable
titles left.
*15 Must be compatible with DVD+R playback
*16 Depending on the disc, it may have to be initialized
before it can be recorded (page 126). In this case,
initialization will take about 1 hour.
is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo
Licensing Corporation.
HDD DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R
DVD
+RW
DVD-
RAM
Marks used in this
manual
*1 *1 *2 *13, 16
Logos
Re-recordable /
Erasable
 *3 *3   *3  *14 
Editing of recorded
programs
   *4   *4  *4  *4 
Recording of Copy-
once protected
material
  *12  *12  *12
Playback in other
players/recorders
n/a *5  *6 *7  *6 
*6, 15
 *8  *9
Chase play 
16:9 and 4:3 pro-
gram recording
   
Bilingual broad-
cast recording of
both audio chan-
nels

*10, 11
 *11  *11  *11
HDD DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD (Video) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM
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Using DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs
DVD-R DL (Dual-layer) and DVD+R DL
(Double-layer) discs contain two recordable
layers on a single side, giving about 1.8
times the recording capacity of a
conventional single-layer disc. This unit can
record to both DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL
discs.
• If you intend to play DVD-R DL (Video
mode) or DVD+R DL discs recorded on
this unit on other DVD recorders/players,
you must finalize them. (Note that some
DVD recorders/players may not play
even finalized DL discs.)
• Please read the information provided on
the disc packaging carefully before
purchasing DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs:
• Confirm the disc version: Use ver. 3.0 /
2x to 4x DVD-R discs.
• Confirm the recording speed: DVD-R
should be compatible with 2x or 4x
recording; DVD+R with 2.4x to 8x
recording.
• This logo indicates that the disc is a
DVD-R DL or DVD+R DL disc:
• Correct operation has been confirmed
for DVD-R DL discs (ver. 3.0 / 2x, 4x)
produced by the following
manufacturers: Mitsubishi Kagaku
Media, Verbatim (as of March 2005).
About DualDisc playback
A DualDisc is a new two -sided disc, one side
of which contains DVD content –video,
audio, etc. –while the other side contains
non-DVD content such as digital audio
material.
The non-DVD, audio side of the disc is not
compliant with the CD Audio specification
and therefore may not play.
It is possible that when loading or ejecting a
DualDisc, the opposite side to that being
played will be scratched. Scratched discs
may not be playable.
The DVD side of a DualDisc plays in this
product. DVD-Audio content will not play.
For more detailed information on the
DualDisc specification, please refer to the
disc manufacturer or disc retailer.
Other disc compatibility
In addition to DVD, this recorder is
compatible with a wide range of disc types
(media) and formats. Playable discs will
generally feature one of the following logos
on the disc and/or disc packaging. Note
however that some disc types, such as
recordable CD (and DVD), may be in an
unplayable format—see below for further
compatibility information.
CD-R/-RW compatibility
This recorder cannot record CD-R or CD-RW
discs.
• Readable formats: CD-Audio, Video CD/
Super VCD, ISO 9660 CD-ROM*
containing MP3, WMA, JPEG or DivX
files.
* ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 compliant. CD
physical format: Mode1, Mode2 XA Form1.
Romeo and Joliet file systems are both
compatible with this recorder.
Video CD
Audio CD CD-R CD-RW
SuperVideoCD(SuperVCD)
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• Multi-session playback: Yes (except CD-
Audio and Video CD/Super VCD)
• Unfinalized disc playback: CD-Audio
only
Compressed audio compatibility
• Compatible media: CD-ROM, CD-R,
CD-RW.
DVR-645H-S only: USB.
• Compatible formats: MPEG-1 Audio
Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media Audio
(WMA)
• Sampling rates: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or
48 kHz
• Bit-rates: Any (128 kbps or higher
recommended)
• Variable bit-rate (VBR) MP3 playback:
Yes
• VBR WMA playback: No
• WMA encoder compatibility: Windows
Media Codec 8 (files encoded using
Windows Media Codec 9 may be playable
but some parts of the specification are not
supported; specifically, Pro, Lossless,
Voice and VBR)
• DRM (Digital Rights Management)1
file
playback: No
• File extensions: .mp3, .wma (these must
be used for the recorder to recognize
MP3 and WMA files – do not use for
other file types)
• File structure: Up to 99 folders / 999 files
(if these limits are exceeded, only files
and folders up to these limits are
playable)
WMA (Windows Media Audio)
compatibility
The Windows Media®
logo printed on the
box indicates that this recorder can playback
Windows Media Audio content.
WMA is an acronym for Windows Media
Audio and refers to an audio compression
technology developed by Microsoft
Corporation. WMA content can be encoded
by using Windows Media®
Player for
Windows®
XP, Windows Media®
Player 9 or
Windows Media®
Player 10 series.
Microsoft, Windows Media, and the Windows
logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
DivX video compatibility
DivX is a compressed digital video format
created by the DivX®
video codec from DivX,
Inc. This recorder can play DivX video files
burned on CD-R/-RW/-ROM discs. Keeping
the same terminology as DVD-Video,
individual DivX video files are called "Titles."
When naming files/titles on a CD-R/-RW disc
prior to burning, keep in mind that by default
they will be played in alphabetical order.
Note
1 DRM (digital rights management) copy protection is a technology designed to prevent unauthorized copying by
restricting playback, etc. of compressed audio files on devices other than the PC (or other recording equipment)
used to record it. For detailed information, please see the instruction manuals or help files that came with your
PC and/or software.
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• Official DivX®
Certified product.
• Plays all versions of DivX®
video
(including DivX®
6) with standard
playback of DivX®
media files.
• File extensions: .avi and .divx (these
must be used for the recorder to
recognize DivX video files). Note that all
files with the .avi extension are recognized
as MPEG4, but not all of these are
necessarily DivX video files and therefore
may not be playable on this recorder.
• File structure: Up to 99 folders or 999
files.
DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are
trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under
license.
DivX®
VOD content
In order to play DivX VOD (video on demand)
content on this recorder, you first need to
register the recorder with your DivX VOD
content provider. You do this by generating a
DivX VOD registration code, which you
submit to your provider.
Some DivX VOD content may only be
playable a fixed number of times. When you
load a disc containing this type of DivX VOD
content, the remaining number of plays is
shown on-screen and you then have the
option of playing the disc (thereby using up
one of the remaining plays), or stopping. If
you load a disc that contains expired DivX
VOD content (for example, content that has
zero remaining plays), the message Rental
Expired is displayed.
If your DivX VOD content allows an unlimited
number of plays, then you may load the disc
into your recorder and play the content as
often as you like, and no message will be
displayed.
Important
• DivX VOD content is protected by a DRM
(Digital Rights Management) system.
This restricts playback of content to
specific, registered devices.
• If you load a disc that contains DivX VOD
content not authorized for this recorder,
the message Authorization Error is
displayed and the content will not play.
• Resetting the recorder (as described in
Resetting the recorder on page 160) will
not cause you to lose your registration
code.
JPEG file compatibility
• Compatible formats: Baseline JPEG and
EXIF 2.2* still image files
*File format used by digital still cameras
• Sampling ratio: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
• Horizontal resolution: 160 to 5120 pixels
• Vertical resolution: 120 to 3840 pixels
• Progressive JPEG compatible: No
• File extensions: .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jif, .jfif
(must be used for the recorder to
recognize JPEG files – do not use for
other file types)
• File structure: The recorder can load up
to 99 folders / 999 files at one time (if
there are more files/folders that this on
the disc then more can be reloaded)
DivX
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PC-created disc compatibility
Discs recorded using a personal computer
may not be playable in this unit due to the
setting of the application software used to
create the disc. In these particular
instances, check with the software publisher
for more detailed information.
Discs recorded in packet write mode (UDF
format) are not compatible with this
recorder.
Check the DVD-R/-RW or CD-R/-RW
software disc boxes for additional
compatibility information.
Dolby Digital
Manufactured under license from Dolby
Laboratories. "Dolby" and the double-D
symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
DTS
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are registered
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
About the internal hard disk
drive
The internal hard disk drive (HDD) is a fragile
piece of equipment. Depending on the
conditions under which it is used, or through
careless use, it is possible that the recorded
contents will be damaged or lost completely,
or that normal playback and recording will
not be possible. Please understand that in
the event of repair or replacement of the
HDD or related components, all your HDD
recordings will be lost.
Please use the recorder following the
guidelines below to protect against possible
HDD failure.
The HDD should not be regarded as a place to
store recordings permanently. We
recommend that you back up your important
recordings onto DVD discs in order to protect
against accidental loss.
Pioneer cannot under any circumstances
accept responsibility for any direct or indirect
loss arising from any inconvenience or loss of
recorded material resulting from HDD failure.
• Do not move the recorder while it is on
(this includes during EPG download
when the display shows EPG).
• Install and use the recorder on a stable,
level surface.
• Do not block the rear vent/cooling fan.
• Do not use the recorder in excessively
hot or humid places, or in places that
may be subject to sudden changes in
temperature. Sudden changes in
temperature can cause condensation to
form inside the recorder. This can be a
cause of HDD failure.
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• While the recorder is switched on
(including during EPG download when
the display shows EPG), do not unplug
from the wall socket or switch the
electricity off from the breaker switch.
• Do not move the recorder immediately
after switching it off. If you need to move
the recorder, please follow the steps
below:
1 After the message POWER OFF is
shown in the display, wait at least two
minutes.
2 Unplug from the wall socket.
3 Move the recorder.
• If there’s a power failure while the
recorder is on there is a chance that
some data on the HDD will be lost.
• The HDD is very delicate. If used
improperly or in an unsuitable
environment, it is possible that the HDD
will fail after a few years of use. Signs of
problemsincludeplaybackunexpectedly
freezing and noticeable block noise
(mosaic) in the picture. However,
sometimes there will be no warning
signs of HDD failure. If the HDD fails, no
playback of recorded material will be
possible. In this case it will be necessary
to replace the HDD unit.
Optimizing HDD performance
As you record and edit material on the HDD,
the data on the disk becomes fragmented,
eventually affecting the recorder’s
performance. Before this happens, the
recorder will warn you that it is time to
optimize the HDD (which you can do from
the Disc Setup menu; see Optimize HDD on
page 127).
Symbols used in this manual
The following icons are provided to help you
quickly identify which instructions you need
for which kind of disc.
HDD
Any type of DVD disc
(recordable or playback
only), finalized or not.
Commercially produced
DVD, finalized Video mode
DVD-R/-RW.
Video mode DVD-R/-RW
(unfinalized)
VR mode DVD-R/-RW
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-RAM
Audio CD
Video CD
Super VCD
WMA or MP3 files
DivX files
All of the above
HDD
DVD
DVD-Video
DVD (Video)
DVD (VR)
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-RAM
CD
Video CD
SuperVCD
WMA/MP3
DivX
A L L
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Chapter 2
Connecting up
Rear panel connections
1 AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector
Audio/video output SCART-type AV
connector for connecting to a TV or other
equipment with a SCART connector. The
video output is switchable between video, S-
video and RGB. See page AV1 Out on
page 135 for how to set this up.
2 OUTPUT
Stereo analog audio, video and S-video
outputs for connection to a TV or AV
amplifier/receiver.
3 AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) AV
connector
Audio/video input/output SCART-type AV
connector for connecting to a VCR, or other
equipment with a SCART connector. The
input accepts video, S-video and RGB. See
AV2/L1 In on page 135 for how to set this up.
4 ANTENNA IN (RF IN)/OUT
Connect your TV antenna to the ANTENNA
IN (RF IN) jack. The signal is passed through
to the ANTENNA OUT jack for connection to
your TV.
5 HDMI OUT
HDMI output for high quality digital audio
and video.
6 AC IN – Power inlet
7 DIGITAL OUT COAXIAL
Coaxial digital audio jack for connecting to
an AV amplifier/receiver, Dolby Digital/DTS/
MPEG decoder or other equipment with a
digital input.
8 CONTROL IN
Use to control this recorder from the remote
sensor of another Pioneer component with a
CONTROL OUT terminal and bearing the
Pioneer  mark. Connect the CONTROL
OUT of the other component to the
CONTROL IN of this recorder using a mini-
plug cord.
9 G-LINK™
Use to connect the supplied G-LINK™ cable
to enable GUIDE Plus+™ to control an
external satellite receiver, etc.
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
1 2
6 7 8 9 10 11
3 4 5
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10 COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
A high-quality video output for connecting to
a TV or monitor with a component video
input.
11 INPUT 3
Stereo analog audio, video and S-video
inputs for connection to a VCR or other
source component.
Front panel connections
On the front panel a flip-down cover hides
more connections.
12 USB port (Type B) (DVR-645H-S only)
USB port for connecting a PictBridge-
compatible printer.
13 USB port (Type A) (DVR-645H-S only)
USB port for connecting a digital camera,
USB memory or other USB device.
14 DV IN (DVR-645H-S only)
A DV input i.LINK connector, suitable for
connecting a DV camcorder.
15 INPUT 2
Audio/video input (stereo analog audio;
composite and S-video), especially suitable
for camcorders, game consoles, portable
audio, etc.
S-VIDEO
DV IN VIDEO L AUDIO R
(MONO)
INPUT 2
USB
14
12 13 15
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Easy connections
The setup described below is a basic setup that allows you to watch and record TV programs,
and play discs. Other types of connections are explained starting on the following page.
Important
• These connections use SCART cables (not supplied). If your TV (or VCR) does not have a
SCART connection, if you want to use the supplied audio/video cable, see Using the
supplied audio/video cable on page 17.
• The AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector can output ordinary (composite), S-video or RGB video,
plus stereo analog audio. The AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) connector accepts ordinary, S-
video and RGB video input, as well as stereo analog audio. See AV1 Out and AV2/L1 In on
page 135 for how to set them up.
• Before making or changing any rear panel connections, make sure that all components
are switched off and unplugged from the wall outlet.
1 Connect the cable from the antenna/
cable TV outlet to the antenna input on
your VCR.
• If you are not connecting a VCR in the
chain, connect it to the ANTENNA IN
(RF IN) jack on this recorder and skip the
next step.
2 Use an RF antenna cable (one is
supplied) to connect the antenna output
of your VCR to the ANTENNA IN (RF IN) of
this recorder.
3 Use another RF antenna cable to
connect the ANTENNA OUT of this
recorder to the antenna input on your
TV.
4 Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to
connect the AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector
on this recorder to the SCART AV
connector on your TV.
5 Use another SCART cable to connect
the AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) AV
connector to a SCART AV connector on
your VCR.
Tip
• This recorder has a ‘through’ function
which allows you to record a TV program
from the built-in TV tuner in this recorder
while watching a video playing on your
VCR (To use this feature when the
recorder is in standby, Power Save
must be set to Off—see Power Save on
page 132).
TV
VCR
Antenna/cableTV
walloutlet
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
ANTENNA
IN
ANTENNA
IN (RF IN)
ANTENNA
OUT
ANTENNA
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
1
2
4
5
3
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Using other types of audio/
video output
If you can’t use the SCART AV connector to
connect your TV to this recorder, there are
standard audio/video output jacks, as well as
an S-video and component video output.
Using the supplied audio/video
cable
1 Connect the VIDEO OUTPUT jack to a
video input on your TV.
Use the yellow jack of the supplied audio/
video cable for the video connection.
2 Connect the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to
the corresponding audio inputs on your
TV.
Use the red and white jacks of the supplied
audio/video cable for the audio connection.
Make sure you match up the left and right
outputs with their corresponding inputs for
correct stereo sound.
Using the S-video or component
video output
1 Connect the S-video or component
video output to a similar input on your
TV.
For an S-video connection, use an S-video
cable (not supplied) to connect the S-VIDEO
OUTPUT jack to an S-video input on your TV.
For a component video connection, use a
component video cable (not supplied) to
connect the COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
jacks to a component video input on your TV.
See also Component Video Out on page 135
for how to set up the component video
output for use with a progressive scan-
compatible TV.
2 Connect the AUDIO OUTPUT jacks to
the corresponding audio inputs on your
TV.
You can use the supplied audio/video cable,
leaving the yellow video plug disconnected.
Make sure you match up the left and right
outputs with their corresponding inputs for
correct stereo sound.
TV
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
VIDEO
INPUT
AUDIO
INPUT
1
2
TV
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
S-VIDEO
INPUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO INPUT
AUDIO
INPUT
1
2
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Connecting to a cable box,
satellite receiver or digital
terrestrial receiver
If you have a cable, satellite or digital
terrestrial receiver with a built-in decoder,
connect it to this recorder and your TV as
shown on the following page.1
If you are
using a separate decoder box for your cable/
satellite TV, set up following the instructions
on the next page.
Using the setup on this page you can:
• Record any channel by selecting it on
the cable box, satellite receiver or digital
terrestrial receiver.
• Change channels and set timer
recordings on the external receiver using
the GUIDE Plus+™ system (via the
G-LINK™ cable, and after setting up).
Important
• Do not connect this recorder to your TV
‘through’ your VCR, satellite receiver or
other component. Always connect each
component directly to your TV or AV
amplifier/receiver.
• When using the GUIDE Plus+ system to
make a timer recording from an external
receiver, make sure that the external
receiver is switched on.
1 Connect RF antenna cables as shown.
This enables you to watch and record TV
channels.
2 Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to
connect the AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector
to a SCART AV connector on your TV.
This enables you to watch discs.
3 Use another SCART cable to connect
the AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) AV
connector to a SCART AV connector on
your cable box/satellite/digital terrestrial
receiver.
This enables you to record scrambled TV
channels.
Note
1 The diagram shows SCART video connections, but you can alternatively use any of the other audio/video
connections.
TV
Satellitedish/
antenna/cableTV
walloutlet
Cable/Satellite/
DigitalTerrestrial
receiver
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
ANTENNA
IN
ANTENNA
IN (RF IN)
ANTENNA
OUT
ANTENNA
OUT
ANTENNA
IN
1
1
2
3
1
4
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4 Plug the supplied G-LINK™ cable to
the G-LINK™ jack.
This enables you to control the tuner in the
external receiver using the GUIDE Plus+™
system.
Position the IR transmitter end of the G-
LINK™ cable so that the IR receiver on your
cable/satellite/digital terrestrial receiver will
pick up the control signals (see diagram).
See the manual that came with your cable/
satellite/digital terrestrial receiver if you’re
not sure where the IR receiver is on the front
panel. Alternatively, experiment with the
remote control, operating it from very close
range until you find the place where the
receiver responds.
Tip
• This recorder has a ‘through’ function
which allows you to record a TV program
from the built-in TV tuner in this recorder
while watching a video playing on your
VCR (To use this feature when the
recorder is in standby, Power Save
must be set to Off—see Power Save on
page 132).
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV
G-LINKcable
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Connecting an external
decoder box (1)
If you have an external, dedicated decoder
box for your satellite or cable TV system, use
the setup described on this page. See the
previous page for how to connect the G-
LINK™ cable.
Important
• Do not connect your decoder box directly
to this recorder.
• Information from the decoder (for
example, relating to pay TV services), is
only viewable when this recorder is off
(in standby).
• For timer recording to work properly on
this recorder, the VCR/satellite receiver/
cable box must also be switched on
during recording.
• It is not possible to watch one TV
program and record another using this
setup.
1 Connect the cable from the antenna/
cable TV outlet to the antenna input on
your VCR/satellite receiver/cable box.
2 Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to
connect your decoder to your VCR/
satellite receiver/cable box.
See the manual for your decoder box for
more detailed instructions.
3 Use a SCART cable to connect your
VCR/satellite receiver/cable box to the
AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) AV connector on
this recorder.
4 Use a SCART cable to connect the
AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector to your TV.
TV
Antenna/cableTV
walloutlet
VCR/Satellitereceiver
/Cablebox
Decoder
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
ANTENNA
IN
1
4
2
3
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Connecting an external
decoder box (2)
If you only have a decoder, connect it to this
recorder and your TV as shown on this
page.1
Using the setup on this page you can:
• Record scrambled channels received
using the recorder’s built-in TV tuner.
Important
• Do not connect this recorder ‘through’
your VCR, satellite receiver or cable box.
Always connect each component
directly to your TV or AV amplifier/
receiver.
1 Connect RF antenna cables as shown.
This enables you to watch and record TV
channels.
2 Use a SCART cable (not supplied) to
connect the AV1(RGB)-TV AV connector
to a SCART AV connector on your TV.
This enables you to watch discs.
3 Use another SCART cable to connect
the AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) AV
connector to a SCART AV connector on
your decoder box.
This enables you to record scrambled TV
channels.
Note
1 In order to use this setup, you will need to make the following settings from the Initial Setup menu:
• Set the AV2/L1 In setting to Decoder from the Initial Setup menu (see AV2/L1 In on page 135).
• From the Manual CH Setting screen, set the Decoder setting for the scrambled channels to On (see Manual
CH Setting on page 134).
TV
Antenna/cableTV
walloutlet
Decoder
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
SCART AV
CONNECTOR
ANTENNA
IN
ANTENNA
IN (RF IN)
ANTENNA
OUT
1
2
3
1
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Connecting to an AV
amplifier/receiver
To enjoy multichannel surround sound you
need to connect this recorder to an AV
amplifier/receiver using the digital coaxial
output.
In addition to a digital connection, we
recommend also connecting using the
stereo analog connection for compatibility
with all discs and sources.
You’ll probably also want to connect a video
output to your AV amplifier/receiver. Use the
ordinary video output (as shown here), or the
S-video output.
Important
• Noise may be output from your speakers
if the recorder is not set up to work with
your AV amplifier/receiver properly (see
Audio Out on page 137).
• Do not connect this recorder to your TV
‘through’ your VCR using A/V cables.
Always connect it directly to your TV.
1 Connect RF antenna cables as shown.
This enables you to watch and record TV
channels.
2 Connect the DIGITAL OUT COAXIAL
jack on this recorder to a coaxial digital
input on your AV amplifier/receiver.
This enables you to listen to multichannel
surround sound.
3 Connect the analog AUDIO OUTPUT
and VIDEO OUTPUT jacks on this recorder
to an analog audio and video input on
your AV amplifier/receiver.
4 Connect the AV amplifier/receiver’s
video output to a video input on your TV.
TV
AVamp/
receiver
Antenna/cableTV
walloutlet
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
ANTENNA
IN
VIDEO
IN
DIGITAL
IN
AUDIO/VIDEO
IN
VIDEO
OUT
1
3
2
1
4
ANTENNA
IN (RF IN)
ANTENNA
OUT
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Connecting using HDMI
If you have an HDMI or DVI-equipped1
monitor or display2
, you can connect it to
this recorder using an HDMI cable (not
supplied).
The HDMI connector outputs
uncompressed digital video, as well as
almost every kind of digital audio.
1 Use an HDMI cable to connect the
HDMI OUT connector on this recorder to
an HDMI connector on an HDMI-compat-
ible monitor.
• The arrow on the cable connector body
should be face down for correct
alignment with the connector on the
recorder.
When connected to an HDMI component or
HDCP-compatible DVI component, the
HDMI indicator lights.
HDMI setup is generally automatic. There
are however settings you can change if you
need to. See HDMI Output (only available
when an HDMI device is connected) on
page 142 for more information. Note that the
HDMI settings remain in effect until you
change them, or connect a new HDMI
component.
Important
• An HDMI connection can only be made
with DVI-equipped components
compatible with both DVI and High-
bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). If you choose to connect to a
DVI connector, you will need a DVI to
HDMI adaptor cable. A DVI to HDCP
connection, however, does not support
audio. Consult your local audio dealer for
more information.
• The HDMI connection is compatible with
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 16 bit/
20 bit/24 bit 2-channel linear PCM
signals, as well as Dolby Digital, DTS and
MPEG audio bitstream.
• If your connected component is only
compatible with Linear PCM, the signal
is output as Linear PCM (DTS audio is
not output).
• If you have connected to a Pioneer
plasma display, please select the HDMI
setup on the display (refer to the
supplied manual for more on this).
Note
1 This unit has been designed to be compliant with HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) version 1.2a and
HDCP version 1.1. Depending on the component you have connected, using a DVI connection may result in
unreliable signal transfers.
2 The pixel resolution of this recorder’s HDMI video output is (according to TV format): NTSC (720 x 480i/p, 1280
x 720p, 1920 x 1080i) and PAL (720 x 576i/p, 1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i). If your display is not compatible with
these resolutions the picture may not be correctly reproduced.
HDMI-compatibledisplay
AC IN
DIGITAL
OUT
CONTROL
G-LINK
COAXIAL IN
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
COMPONENT
VIDEOOUT
Y
PB
PR
ANTENNA
IN
OUT
OUTPUT
AV1(RGB)–TV AV2(INPUT1/DECODER)
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
AUDIO
L
R
INPUT3
HDMIOUT
HDMI
IN
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About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
supports both video and audio on a single
digital connection for use with DVD players
and recorders, DTV, set-top boxes, and other
AV devices. HDMI was developed to provide
the technologies of High Bandwidth Digital
Content Protection (HDCP) as well as Digital
Visual Interface (DVI) in one specification.
HDCP is used to protect digital content
transmitted and received by DVI-compliant
displays.
HDMI has the capability to support
standard, enhanced, or high-definition video
plus standard to multi-channel surround-
sound audio. HDMI features include
uncompressed digital video, a bandwidth of
up to 5 gigabits per second (Dual Link), one
connector (instead of several cables and
connectors), and communication between
the AV source and AV devices such as DTVs.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition
Multimedia Interface are trademarks or
registered trademarks of HDMI licensing LLC.
Connecting other AV sources
Connecting a VCR or analog
camcorder
1 Connect a set of audio and video
inputs of your VCR or camcorder to a set
of outputs on this recorder.
This enables you to record from this recorder
to your VCR or camcorder.
• You can use standard video or S-video
cables for the video connection.
• Alternatively, you can use the
AV2(INPUT 1/DECODER) SCART
connector for audio/video input and
output with just one SCART cable.
2 Connect a set of audio and video
outputs of your VCR or camcorder to a
set of inputs on this recorder.
This enables you to record tapes from your
VCR or camcorder.
• You can use standard video or S-video
cables for the video connection.
• The front panel connections make
convenient connections for a camcorder
input.
Analog camcorder
VCR
DVR-645H-S
(Rear panel) (Front panel)
HDD/DVD
ONE
TOUCH
COPY
STOP
REC
CH
 OPEN/CLOSE
 STANDBY/ON  REC

  +
–
HDMI
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
AUDIO/VIDEO
INPUT
1 2
AUDIO/VIDEO
INPUT
AUDIO/VIDEO
OUTPUT
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Connecting a DV camcorder
DVR-645H-S only
Using the front panel DV IN jack, it is
possible to connect a DV camcorder or video
deck, or DVD-R/-RW recorder and digitally
transfer DV tapes or DVD-R/-RW discs to
DVD-R/-RW.
Important
• This jack is for connection to DV
equipment only. It is not compatible with
digital satellite receivers or D-VHS video
decks.
• Use a DV cable (not supplied) to
connect the DV jack of your DV
camcorder/video deck to the front
panel DV IN jack of this recorder.
Connecting a USB device
DVR-645H-S only
Using the USB ports on the front of the
recorder you can connect USB devices such
as digital cameras and printers. Please also
see the instructions that came with the
device you want to connect before using.
Important
• Some USB devices may not work with
this recorder.
• Devices may not work reliably if
connected to this recorder via a USB
hub.
JPEG file storage devices
• Digital still camera
• Memory card reader (any type of
memory card)
• USB memory
The Mass Storage Class (MSC) device
should be FAT-compatible. Note that if the
device is partitioned, this recorder may not
recognize it.
The Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) can be
used to transfer up to about 4000 files.
DVcamcorder
HDD/DVD
ONE
TOUCH
COPY
STOP
REC
CH
 OPEN/CLOSE
 STANDBY/ON  REC

  +
–
HDMI
S-VIDEO VIDEO L AUDIO R
(MONO)
INPUT 2
DVR-645H-S
DV IN
USB
DV
OUT
DV
IN
Digital Camera
HDD/DVD
ONE
TOUCH
COPY
STOP
REC
CH
 OPEN/CLOSE
 STANDBY/ON  REC

  +
–
HDMI
S-VIDEO VIDEO L AUDIO R
(MONO)
INPUT 2
DVR-645H-S
DV IN
USB
USB
USB
Type B
PictBridge-compatible
Printer
USB
USB
Type A
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WMA/MP3 file storage devices
• Memory card reader (any type of
memory card)
• USB memory
The Mass Storage Class (MSC) device
should be FAT-compatible. Note that if the
device is partitioned, this recorder may not
recognize it.
Note that although multi-slot card readers
can be used, the recorder will only recognize
the first card inserted. To read another card,
remove all the cards and insert the card to be
read again.
Using a USB printer
• Use a PictBridge-compatible printer.
Plugging in
After checking all the connections, plug in
the recorder.
• Use the supplied power cable to
connect this recorder to a power outlet.
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Chapter 3
Controls and displays
Front panel
1  STANDBY/ON
Press to switch the recorder on/into standby.
2 Disc tray
3  OPEN/CLOSE
Press to open/close the disc tray.
4 HDD / DVD indicators
Indicator lights blue when the hard disk
(HDD) is selected; orange when the DVD
drive is selected.
5 HDMI indicator
Lights when this recorder is connected to
HDMI (HDCP) compatible component.
6 PAUSE LIVE TV (page 61)
Press to start recording the current TV
channel, but with playback paused,
effectively pausing the broadcast.
7 HDD/DVD
Press to switch between HDD and DVD for
recording and playback.
8 Front panel display and IR remote
sensor
See Display on page 28 for details.
9  REC
Press to start recording. Press repeatedly to
set the recording time in 30 minute blocks.
10 Front panel inputs
See Front panel connections on page 15 for
more information on these.
11 
Press to start or restart playback.
12 
Press to stop playback.
13 CH +/–
Use to change channels, skip chapters/
tracks, etc.
14 ONE TOUCH COPY (page 102)
Press to start One Touch Copy of the
currently playing title to DVD or the HDD.
15 STOP REC
Press to stop recording.
HDD/DVD
ONE
TOUCH
COPY
STOP
REC
CH
 OPEN/CLOSE
 STANDBY/ON  REC

  +
–
HDMI
S-VIDEO VIDEO L AUDIO R
(MONO)
INPUT 2
DVR-645H-S
DV IN
USB
8
2 5
1 9
3 4 7
6
14
13 15
11 12
10
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Display
1 
Lights during playback; blinks when
playback is paused.
2 
Lights when copying.
3 
Lights during recording; blinks when
recording is paused.
4 (page 63)
Lights when a timer recording has been
set. (Indicator blinks if the timer has
been set to DVD but there isn’t a
recordable disc loaded, or the timer has
been set to HDD but the HDD is not
recordable.)
NTSC
Lights when the video output signal
format is NTSC.
(page 136)
Indicates which channels of a bilingual
broadcast are recorded.
(page 135)
Lights when the component video output
is set to progressive scan (except in
some cases when a component is
connected using HDMI).
VPS / PDC (page 63)
Lights when receiving a VPS/PDC
broadcast during a VPS/PDC-enabled
timer recording.
5 Recording quality indicators (page 59)
XP
Lights when the recording mode is set to
XP (best quality).
SP
Lights when the recording mode is set to
SP (standard play).
LP / SLP
Lights when the recording mode is set to
LP (long play) or SLP (super-long play).
EP / SEP
Lights when the recording mode is set to
EP (extended play) or SEP (super-
extended play).
MN
Lights when the recording mode is set to
MN (manual recording level) mode.
6 Character display
7 R / RW
Lights when a recordable DVD-R or DVD-RW
disc is loaded.
8 PL (page 89)
Lights when a VR mode disc is loaded
and the recorder is in Play List mode.
2 3 (page 143)
Shows the remote control mode (if
nothing is displayed, the remote control
mode is 1).
P
R
L
8 7
2 4
3 5
6
1
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V
Lights when an unfinalized Video mode
disc is loaded.
Remote control
1  STANDBY/ON
Press to switch the recorder on/into standby.
2 PAUSE LIVE TV (page 61)
Press to start recording the current TV
channel, but with playback paused,
effectively pausing the broadcast.
3 DISC NAVIGATOR (page 76, 89) / TOP
MENU (page 73)
Press to display the Disc Navigator screen,
or the top menu if a DVD-Video or finalized
DVD-R/-RW (Video) disc is loaded.
4 /// and ENTER
Used to navigate all on-screen displays.
Press ENTER to select the currently
highlighted option.
CM BACK (commercial back)
Press repeatedly to skip progressively
backward through the audio or video
playing.
CM SKIP (commercial skip)
Press repeatedly to skip progressively
forward through the audio or video
playing.
CHANNEL +/– (page 58)
Press to change the channel of the built-
in TV tuner.
5 	 PAUSE
Press to pause playback or recording.
6 Recording controls (page 60)
 REC
Press to start recording. Press
repeatedly to set the recording time in
blocks of 30 mins.
When the red action button is visible in a
GUIDE Plus+™ screen, use for One-
Button-Record.
STOP REC
Press to stop recording.
OPEN

STANDBY/ON
HOME MENU INFO
PAUSE LIVETV
ENTER
PREV NEXT
STOP REC
PLAY
REC STOP
TOP MENU
DISC
NAVIGATOR GUIDE
CHANNEL
+
CM
SKIP
CM
BACK
PAUSE RETURN
CHANNEL
–
HDD/DVD
/

/
AUDIO
ONETOUCHCOPY
INPUTSELECT
SUBTITLE
REC MODE
TIMER REC
MENU
DISPLAY
ANGLE
PLAYMODE
SHIFT CLEAR
TV/DVD
HELP
OPEN
1 11
2 12
13
3 14
4
5 15
6 16
17
7
8 18
10
9
19
20
21
22
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7 GUIDE Plus+™ Action buttons
(page 40)
When in the GUIDE Plus+™ system,
these buttons act as the Red, Green,
Yellow and Blue Action buttons (the
functions of these buttons change
according to the GUIDE Plus+™ Area).
TIMER REC (page 40)
Hold SHIFT and press to set a timer
recording from the GUIDE Plus+™
system.
8 
Page: 30
 
 (page 77)
Press to start reverse or forward
scanning. Press again to change the
speed.
/ /
 (page 78)
While paused, press and hold to start
slow-motion playback. Press repeatedly
to change the playback speed.
While paused, press to advance a single
frame in either direction.
When GUIDE Plus+™ is displayed, use
to display the previous/next day.
9 Number buttons, CLEAR
Use the number buttons for track/
chapter/title selection; channel
selection, and so on. The same buttons
can also be used to enter names for
titles, discs and so on.
Use CLEAR to clear an entry and start
again.
REC MODE (page 59)
Hold SHIFT and press repeatedly to
change the recording mode (picture
quality).
AUDIO (page 58, 82)
Hold SHIFT and press to change the
audio language or channel. (When the
recorder is stopped, press to change the
tuner audio.)
SUBTITLE (page 81)
Hold SHIFT and press to display/change
the subtitles included in multilingual
DVD-Video discs.
ANGLE (page 83)
Hold SHIFT and press to switch camera
angles on discs with multi-angle scenes.
PLAY MODE (page 78)
Hold SHIFT and press to change the play
mode (search, repeat, program play,
etc.).
10 SHIFT
Use to access functions on the remote
printed in green.
11 HDD/DVD (page 60)
Press to select the hard disk (HDD) or DVD
for recording and playback.
12 INFO
Press to see additional information for the
highlighted item in GUIDE Plus+™.
13 HOME MENU
Press to display the Home Menu, from
which you can navigate all the functions of
the recorder.
14 GUIDE
Press to display the GUIDE Plus+™ screen;
press again to exit.
15 RETURN
Press to go back one level in the on-screen
menu or display.
16  PLAY (page 71)
Press to start playback.
 STOP (page 71)
Press to stop playback.
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17  PREV  NEXT
Press to skip to the previous or next title/
chapter/track/folder; or to display the
previous or next menu page.
When GUIDE Plus+™ is displayed, use to
display the previous/next page.
18 HELP
Press for help on how to use the current
GUI screen.
TV/DVD
Press to switch between ‘TV mode’, in
which you get the picture and sound
from the TV’s tuner, and ‘DVD mode’, in
which you get picture and sound from
the recorder’s tuner (or an external
input).
19 ONE TOUCH COPY (page 102)
Press to start One Touch Copy of the
currently playing title to DVD or the HDD.
20 INPUT SELECT (page 67)
Press to change the input to use for
recording.
21 MENU (page 73)
Press to display the disc menu if a DVD-
Video, finalized DVD-R/-RW or finalized
DVD+R/+RW disc is loaded.
When in the GUIDE Plus+™ system, use to
jump directly to the Menu bar.
22 DISPLAY (page 83)
Displays/changes the on-screen information
displays.
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Chapter 4
Getting started
Switching on and setting up
When you switch the recorder on for the first
time, you can make several basic settings
using the Setup Navigator feature. This takes
you through setting the clock, the internal TV
tuner and the video output.
If you’re using the recorder for the first time,
we strongly recommend you use the Setup
Navigator before starting to use the
recorder.
1 Switch on your TV and set the video
input to this recorder.
2 Switch on the recorder.
When you switch on for the first time, your
TV should display the Setup Navigator
screen (If the Setup Navigator doesn’t
appear, you can also access it from the
Initial Setup menu; see page 132).
• If this recorder is connected to a
compatible TV using a fully-wired 21-pin
SCART cable, the recorder will take a few
seconds to download country, TV screen
size and language information. (Check
the manual that came with your TV for
compatibility information.)
3 Choose a language (then
press ENTER).
4 Start the Setup Navigator.
• If you don’t want to use the Setup
Navigator, press  to select Cancel,
then press ENTER to exit the Setup
Navigator.
5 Select the Auto Channel
Setting (‘Auto Scan’ or ‘Download from
TV’), or ‘Do not set’.

STANDBY/ON
ENTER
Initial Setup
Basic
Tuner
Video In/ Out
Audio In
Audio Out
Language
Recording
Playback
Clock Setting
Input Line System
Power Save
HELPp
Setup N avig ator
Setup N avig ator
Language
Basic
ENTER
k Setting
t Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Start
Cancel
Start
Complete this setup before you
start using your recorder.
Please use the Initial Setup if you
want to make more detailed settings.
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Auto Channel Setting
English
Download from TV
Do not Set
Auto Scan
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• Select Do not set if you want to skip
channel setup (because they have
already been set up, for example).
• You can only use the Download from
TV feature if this recorder is connected
to your TV using a fully-wired 21-pin
SCART cable via the AV1(RGB)-TV
connector, and if your TV supports this
function (check your TV’s instruction
manual for more details).
• Select your country.
• Auto-tuning channels
The Auto Scan option automatically scans
and sets the channel presets.
• Downloading channels from your TV
Use the Download from TV option to
download all the channels that your TV is
tuned to.
6 Select ‘Auto’ for automatic
time setting, or ‘Manual’ to set the clock
manually.
• Auto clock setting
Some TV channels broadcast time
signals together with the program. This
recorder can use these signals to set the
clock automatically.
Set ‘Clock Set CH‘ to the channel
preset number that broadcasts a time
signal, then move the cursor down to
‘Start’ and press ENTER.
The recorder takes a short while to set
the time. After you see that it’s set, select
Next to proceed.
If the time could not be set
automatically, press RETURN to go back
to the previous screen and select
Manual.
• Manual clock setting
If no stations in your area are
broadcasting time signals, you can set
the clock manually.
Use the / buttons to set your
time zone.
You can set this by selecting a city or a
time relative to GMT.
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
k Setting
t Line System
er Save
P
Country Selection
Country Austria
Tuning
32/99
Cancel
Downloading Pr 5
32/99
Cancel
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
Clock Setting
Auto
Manual
Auto
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Auto Clock Setting
Date
Time
Clock Set CH
–– / –– / ––––
–– : ––
Pr 1
Start
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Auto Clock Setting
Date
Time
Clock Set CH
SUN 01 / 01 / 2006
11 : 20
Pr 1
Start
Next
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Manual Clock Setting
Time Zone
Summer Time Off
Austria
Vienna
1/2
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Press  then use the / buttons to
select ‘On’ or ‘Off’ for summer time,
then press ENTER.
Select On if you are currently using
summer time.
Set the date (day/month/year) and
time, then press ENTER to make all
the settings.
• Use the / buttons to change the
value in the highlighted field.
• Use the / buttons to move from one
field to another.
• You can go back to the previous screen
at anytime in the Setup Navigator by
pressing RETURN.
7 Select the TV screen type,
‘Wide (16:9)’ or ‘Standard (4:3)’.
8 Select whether or not your TV
is compatible with progressive scan
video.
• Note that progressive scan video is only
output through the AV1(RGB)-TV
connector and the component video
outputs.
9 Press to continue after reading
the HDD caution.
10 Select ‘Finish Setup’ to exit
the Setup Navigator, or ‘Go Back’ if you
want to start again.
That completes basic setup using the Setup
Navigator.
• If there are blank channels with no
station, you can set these to skip using
the manual channel setting. See Manual
CH Setting on page 134.
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Manual Clock Setting
Time Zone
Summer Time On
Austria
Vienna
1/2
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Manual Clock Setting
Date
Time
Time Zone
Summer Time On
Austria
Vienna
01 / /
01
00 : 00
2006
SUN
2/2
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
TV Screen Size
Wide (16:9)
Standard (4:3)
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
Progressive
Compatible
Not Compatible
Don't Know
Not Compatible
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
P
p Navigator
p Navigator
In the event of HDD failure, recordings may
be lost or normal playback/recording may
not be possible.
As recordings might be lost in case of a HDD
failure, we recommend to use the HDD only
as temporary storage media.
Please copy recordings you want to keep
to recordable DVD.
Press ENTER to continue.
ENTER
k Setting
Line System
er Save
p Navigator
p Navigator
Setup is complete!
Enjoy using your DVD recorder!
Finish Setup
Go Back
Finish Setup
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Setting up the GUIDE Plus+™
system
The GUIDE Plus+™ system is a free,
interactive on-screen television
programming guide. The system offers
program listings for all major channels, one-
touch recording, search by genre,
recommendations according to your profile
and more.
For the GUIDE Plus+ system to function
correctly, it is important that you set the
language and country correctly in the Setup
Navigator, and that you have performed a
scan for available channels, as these are all
used by the GUIDE Plus+ system. If any of
these things are not yet set, please run the
Setup Navigator first (see Switching on and
setting up on page 32).
TV listings information is received via ‘host
channels’. In order to receive the correct TV
listings information for your country or
region you need to set up the GUIDE Plus+
system and ‘download’ the TV listings
information. The initial download can take
up to 24 hours, but once this is done, all
future updates are automatic.
1 Display the GUIDE Plus+ setup
menu.
The language and country settings are
already set to whatever you selected in the
Setup Navigator.
2 Highlight ‘Postal Code’.
3 Enter your postal
code.
The system uses your postal code to identify
which TV listings data is correct for the area
in which you live, so it is important that you
enter it correctly.
GUIDE
ENTER
AUDIO SUBTITLE
REC MODE
ANGLE
PLAYMODE
ENTER
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4 If you are using an external receiver
(such as a satellite receiver) with the
supplied G-LINK cable, complete this
step, otherwise jump to step 5 below.
• See Connecting to a cable box, satellite
receiver or digital terrestrial receiver on
page 18 for more on using the supplied
G-LINK cable.
• Select External Receiver 1, 2 or 3, then
press ENTER. (If you have just one
external receiver, use External Receiver
1. You can add further receivers in 2 and
3 if you need to.)
After pressing ENTER:
• Select your reception method
(Terrestrial, Cable or Satellite).
• Select your provider (if applicable).
• Select the brand of your external
receiver.
• Identify which input your external
receiver is connected to.
After completing these steps the recorder
will try and communicate with your external
receiver and change the channel via the G-
LINK cable. If the channel was successfully
changed, select Yes to confirm.
If the channel did not change, select No. The
GUIDE Plus+ system will try other codes
assigned to your external receiver. If none of
the codes changes the channel
successfully, tune your external receiver to
the host channel for your country (refer to
step 5 below) and leave it on overnight. The
recorder needs to be in standby; it will wake
up automatically and download new codes
from the host channel. The next day, try this
setup process again:
• Press GUIDE to display the GUIDE
Plus+ setup menu.
• Press  to highlight the Menu bar, then
use  to reach the Setup area and
select Setup.
• Continue setting up from the start of this
step again.
If your external receiver still doesn’t respond
to the G-LINK controller, please call
customer support and report the brand and
model of your external receiver.
See also GUIDE Plus+ FAQ and
troubleshooting on page 52.
5 Identify the host channel for your
country.
The TV listings information available in the
GUIDE Plus+ system is distributed
throughout Europe by selected broadcasters
called host channels. It is important that the
host channel for your country is correctly
identified in order to receive listings
information (EPG download).
Follow A, B or C below depending on your
setup:
A If you are not using an external
receiver, this recorder will automatically
scan all channels for the host channel:
• Leave the recorder in standby overnight
(do not leave it switched on).
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B If you are using an external receiver,
you need to identify the host channel
from the table below:
• Tune your external receiver to the
appropriate host channel and leave the
receiver on and the recorder in standby
overnight.
C If you use both an external receiver
and this recorder as sources, follow the
instructions above for setting up without
an external receiver. Only if this is
unsuccessful try the external receiver
method.
About EPG download
• EPG data can only be received when the
recorder is in standby. (When not using
the recorder, therefore, please switch it
into standby.) If you’re using an external
receiver, leave this on when EPG data is
downloading.
• If you cannot receive any of the host
channels (see the above table) then you
won’t be able to use the GUIDE Plus+
system. In this case do not set the postal
code (or set Country to Other) in the
GUIDE Plus+ setup screen. (When
GUIDE Plus+ service starts in your area,
set the postal code again.)
• Even if you can’t use the EPG functions
where you live, you can still set
ShowView timer recordings and manual
recordings — see Setting a timer
recording on page 63.
• The front panel display shows EPG when
receiving data. If you power on the
recorder during an EPG download, the
download is canceled.
• EPG data may be received several times
a day. All updates are automatic.
• When downloading EPG data, the
recorder may sound as though it is on.
This is normal.
Country/
Region
Host
channels
Comments
Austria Eurosport
Belgium RTL-TVI
Music
Factory (TMF)
TMF will be switched
off in the near future.
France Canal+ Analog only
Germany Eurosport
Italy MTV Analog only
Netherlands Music
Factory
(TMF),
Eurosport
TMF will be switched
off in the near future.
Spain Tele 5 Analog only
Switzerland Eurosport
UK ITV, Eurosport ITV is analog only. Use
Eurosport if you are a
SKY subscriber and
you no longer have a
terrestrial antenna.
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Checking the downloaded data the
following day
1 Display the GUIDE Plus+ screen.
You should see a grid filled with channel
logos and TV listings information. Use the
/ buttons to review the list. If you notice
that there are channels missing, or that
there are channels in the list that you don’t
get, go to the Editor screen:
• Press  repeatedly until the Menu bar is
highlighted.
• Press  until Editor is highlighted. The
main area of the screen now shows a list
of channels. Those that are turned ON
are displayed in the grid; those that are
OFF are hidden. Use the ///
buttons to move down the list and turn
channels ON or OFF as necessary.
• For any channel that you turn ON, the
GUIDE Plus+ system will need to know
how it is received (the source) and on
which program number. The source may
be the built-in tuner of this recorder, or
an external receiver. The program
number is the number on which the
channel can be found on its receiving
device/source. The entry in the Editor
screen must match this number for
correct recording of that channel.
• The above is especially important for the
‘host channel’. Please make sure that
the host channel is always switched ON.
2 Change the program
numbers as you like.
Changing the program numbers allows you
to decide the order in which the channels
change when stepping through them
sequentially. You can do this to group
certain channels together, for example.
3 When you’re done, press the BLUE
Action button (Home) to get back to the
GUIDE Plus+ home screen.
• You can find detailed information on
using the GUIDE Plus+ system in the
following chapter.
GUIDE
AUDIO SUBTITLE
REC MODE
ANGLE
PLAYMODE
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Chapter 5
Using the GUIDE Plus+™
electronic program guide
The GUIDE Plus+ system
The GUIDE Plus+™
system* is a free,
interactive on-screen television
programming guide.1
The system provides
program listings for all major channels, one-
touch recording, searching by genre,
recommendations according to your profile
and more. The GUIDE Plus+ system is a
convenient way to find out what's on right
now or during the coming week, by channel
or by genre. The GUIDE Plus+ system also
allows you to automatically set your viewing
and recording selections quickly and easily.
In order to receive the correct TV listings
information for your country or region you
need to set up the GUIDE Plus+ system and
‘download’ the TV listings information. If you
haven’t already done this, please turn to
Setting up the GUIDE Plus+™ system on
page 35 before proceeding.
* GUIDE Plus+, SHOWVIEW, VIDEO Plus+,
G-LINK are (1) registered trademarks or
trademarks of, (2) manufactured under
license from and (3) subject of various
international patents and patent applications
owned by, or licensed to, Gemstar-TV Guide
International, Inc. and/or its related affiliates.
Legal Notice
GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES ARE NOT IN ANY WAY
LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF THE PROGRAM
SCHEDULE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE
GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM. IN NO EVENT SHALL
GEMSTAR-TV GUIDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND/
OR ITS RELATED AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY
AMOUNTS REPRESENTING LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS
OF BUSINESS, OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES IN CONNECTION
WITH THE PROVISION OR USE OF ANY
INFORMATION, EQUIPMENT, OR SERVICES
RELATING TO THE GUIDE PLUS+ SYSTEM.
Note
1 The GUIDE Plus+ system can’t be used when the Input Line System is set to 525 System (see also Input Line
System on page 132).
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Using the GUIDE Plus+
system
All the various features and areas are colour-
coded for ease of navigation. All screens
(with the exception of some setup screens)
have the following common elements:
1 Video window – Allows you to continue
watching the current program while
using the GUIDE Plus+ system.
2 Information panels – Display program
promotions or instructions on the GUIDE
Plus+ system.
3 Action bar – Colour-coded Action
buttons change function depending on
the area.
4 Information box – Shows short
program descriptions or help menus.
5 Menu bar – Gives access to the various
areas of the GUIDE Plus+ system.
6 Grid – Shows TV listings information for
the next seven days by channel and time.
GUIDE Plus+ navigation
The table below shows a summary of the
remote buttons you’ll use to navigate the
GUIDE Plus+ system.
1
2
3
4
5
6
Key What it does
 REC Press to set or cancel One
Button Recording.
GUIDE Press to display the GUIDE
Plus+ screen (also use to
exit).
/// Use to navigate screens
(highlight an item).
RED, GREEN,
YELLOW, BLUE
Action buttons that change
functionality depending on
the Area.
MENU Press to jump directly to the
Menu bar.
TIMER REC
(SHIFT + RED)
Press to go directly to the
Schedule area.
INFO Press to display extended
information for the current
program.
ENTER Press to confirm a selection
or to leave the GUIDE
Plus+ screen.
Number
buttons
Use for numeric entry.
 PREV / 
NEXT
Press to select the previous/
next page of information (in
the grid, for example).
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 / 
 Press to select the previous/
next day.
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One-Button-Record
The RED Action button (Record) is visible
anytime you can highlight a program title,
including from the Grid, after a search, or in
your recommendations in the My TV area.
The program name, date, channel, recording
start and end times are all set automatically
when you set a timer recording using One-
Button-Record.
If you need to, you can edit the settings at
any time before the recording is due to start
(see Editing a scheduled recording on
page 46).
1 Highlight a program title.
2 Press the RED Action button (Record).
The program is now set for recording. When
the program is due to start, the recorder will
switch to the correct channel and start
recording1
.
• You can also use the  REC button to set
the recording.
• You can review the shows you have set to
record in the Schedule Area (see also
The Schedule Area on page 46).
Lock / Unlock video window
When you enter the GUIDE Plus+ system,
the channel you were watching remains
visible in the video window. The date stamp
above the window lets you know the
channel, date and time.
The default setting for this window is
‘locked’, as indicated by a closed padlock
icon above the video window. When locked,
the video window always shows the channel
you were previously watching as you move
up and down through the listings grid.
If you prefer, you can unlock the video
window so that as you highlight different
channels in the listings grid, that channel is
shown in the video window.
1 Highlight a channel logo.
Channel logos are displayed to the left of
program titles.
2 Press the RED Action button (Unlock).
The padlock icon above the video window
becomes unlocked. It remains unlocked for
the remainder of your current TV viewing
session.
If you want to lock the video window again,
follow the same procedure. The RED Action
button will now act as Lock.
Note
1 Recording times set using the GUIDE Plus+ system do not automatically change to reflect any changes that
may occur in the program broadcast schedules.
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Channel mosaic screen
You can switch the display style of channels
in the Grid Area, Schedule Area or My TV
Area from a list to a mosaic of channel icons
by pressing the YELLOW Action button.
Select the channel icon you want using the
cursor buttons, then press ENTER to return
to the previous screen on that channel.
Areas
The GUIDE Plus+™ system consists of
seven Areas. All Areas can be accessed from
the Menu bar.
• Grid – The GUIDE Plus+ system Home
Area. Displays TV listings information for
the next seven days by time and channel.
• Search – Search for TV programs by
category (e.g., Sport), subcategory (e.g.,
Football) or keyword.
• My TV – Set up a profile and receive
recommendations according to your
preferences.
• Schedule – Show all scheduled
recordings.
• Info – Area for additional information,
such as weather (not available in all
regions).
• Editor – Change channel settings.
• Setup – Setup the GUIDE Plus+™
system.
The Grid Area
The Grid is the main TV listings screen of the
GUIDE Plus+ system and is the first screen
that you see when you press GUIDE. You can
see TV listings for the next seven days,
starting with the current day.
When you highlight a program in the Grid,
you can see information about it in the
Information Box, including title, synopsis,
channel, source, time and length. If there is
an i symbol in the Information Box, it means
that there is an extended synopsis available.
Press the INFO button to see it.
In some countries, you can also see a rating
for a particular program (mostly movies).
These ratings are provided by local partners,
such as TV magazines.
From the Grid Area you can:
• View and scroll through program
listings.
• Read program synopsis.
• Tune to a program that’s currently
showing.1
• Set a program to record.
• Lock or unlock the video window.
• Access Information panels.
Note
1 If you’re using an external tuner (satellite tuner, for example), there will be a short delay of a couple of seconds
while it tunes to the channel. This is normal.
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Browsing the Grid
Use the following remote buttons to browse
the grid:
/// (cursor buttons) – Navigate the
Grid
 PREV/ NEXT – Previous / next page
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/
 – Previous / next day
BLUE Action button – Return to the current
time/date in the Grid.
ENTER – Press on the current selection to
exit the GUIDE Plus+ system and start
watching the program.
The Search Area
From the Search Area you can:
• Search by category.
• Search by subcategory.
• Search by keyword.
• Read program synopsis.
• Tune to a program that’s currently
showing.
• Set a program to record.
• Access Information panels.
Searching
You can search for programs by category,
subcategory or by keyword (My Choice).
Categories for searching include Movies
(purple), Sport (green), Children (blue) and
Others (teal). In some countries there is a
further subcategory available called ‘Tip of
the Day’. These are programs recommended
by a local partner, such as a TV magazine.
1 Select ‘Search’ from the Menu
bar.
2 Select a category and a
subcategory.
• If you choose All as the subcategory, all
programs in the category you selected
will show up in the search results.
3 Start the search.
The search results are shown sorted by time
and date.
• If no search results are displayed, it
means there are no programs for the
current day that match your search
criteria.
ENTER
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Using My Choice keywords for a search
In addition to the standard categories, you
can also set your own keywords.
1 Access My Choice.
2 Press the YELLOW Action button to
add a keyword.
3 Enter a keyword to appear in
the menu.
When you’re finished, press the GREEN
Action button to exit and continue.
4 Start the keyword search.
• You can delete or edit keywords using
the RED and GREEN Action buttons.
• When you have set more than two
keywords, an All subcategory
automatically appears which allows you
to search for all your keywords.
My TV Area
The My TV Area allows you to set up a
personal profile. You can define a profile by
channels, themes and/or keywords. As soon
as a personal profile has been set, the
GUIDE Plus+ system continuously scans
the TV listings for the next seven days.
Whenever you access the My TV Area, a list
of programs matching your profile appears.
From the My TV Area you can:
• Set up a profile by channel, theme and/
or keyword.
• Edit and delete profiles.
• Read program synopsis.
• Tune to a program that’s currently
showing.
• Set a program to record.
• Access Information panels.
Setting up a profile
You can set up a profile with any
combination of up to 16 channels, four
categories and 16 keywords.
1 Select ‘My TV’ from the Menu bar.
ENTER
ENTER
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2 Press the YELLOW Action button to
set a profile.
Channels is now highlighted.
3 To add a channel to your profile,
press the YELLOW Action button.
Select a channel from the mosaic of channel
icons and press ENTER. Repeat this step to
add up to 16 channels.
4 To add a theme to your profile,
highlight ‘Themes’ and press the
YELLOW Action button.
Select a theme from the Search Area
categories and press ENTER. Repeat this
step to add up to four categories.
5 To add a keyword to your profile,
highlight ‘Keywords’ and press the
YELLOW Action button.
Use the /// buttons followed by
ENTER to select characters from the on-
screen keyboard. When you’re finished,
press the GREEN Action button to exit and
continue.
6 Press ENTER to activate your profile.
• You can add up to 16 keywords by
repeating step 5.
• You can edit or delete your profile using
the RED and GREEN Action buttons.
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The Schedule Area
The Schedule Area is where you can set, see,
edit and delete scheduled (timer)
recordings. (See also Setting a timer
recording on page 63 for further timer
recording features.)
From the Schedule Area you can:
• Edit or delete a One-Button-Recording.
• Set, edit or delete a ShowView recording.
• Set, edit or delete a manual recording.
Editing a scheduled recording
You can edit any parameter in a scheduled
recording, or delete it if you no longer require
it.
1 Highlight the left tile of a scheduled
recording.
• If you only want to edit the recording
quality, frequency, destination, timing or
genre settings, skip to step 6 below.
2 Press the GREEN Action button (Edit).
3 Use the cursor and number buttons
to edit the recording date, start time, end
time and channel.
Use the / buttons or the number buttons
to edit.
Press the GREEN Action button to go to
continue, or the RED Action button to go
back.
4 Enter a name for the scheduled
recording.
Use the /// buttons followed by
ENTER to select characters from the on-
screen keyboard.
After entering the whole name, press the
GREEN Action button to continue.
5 Highlight the right recording tile.
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6 Press the RED Action button (Quality)
to change the recording quality.
Select from AUTO1
, XP, SP, LP, EP, SLP, SEP
or MN (if manual recording is set to On).
7 Press the GREEN Action button
(Frequency) to change the recording
frequency.
Select from the various options for one-time,
daily and weekly recordings.
8 Press YELLOW Action button
(Destination) to select the recording
destination.
Select from DVD, HDD or HDDr (Auto
Replace Recording)2
.
• Auto Replace Recording is only available
as an option with regular daily or weekly
recordings.
Note
1 This mode maximizes the recording quality to fit on to a single DVD disc. Can also be used when recording to
HDD.
2 • For a DVD timer recording, if Optimized Rec (see Optimized Rec on page 139) is set to On (and VPS/PDC is
off), the recorder will adjust the recording quality to try and fit the recording on the disc. If the recording will not
fit onto the disc even on MN1 recording quality then the Recovery Recording feature will automatically make
the recording to the HDD instead.
• If there is very little free space left on the HDD, an Auto Replace Recording may not complete successfully.
• If the HDD is being used for playback or high-speed copying when an Auto Replace Recording is due to start,
the new timer recording will not replace the old one. However, the next time the timer recording starts, both of
the older two programs will be erased.
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9 Press  to access the extended
recording options:
• If you want to record to a particular HDD
genre, use the YELLOW Action button
(Genre) to select one.
• Use the GREEN Action button (Timing)
to add extra time to the end of the
recording (+0, +10, +20, +30 or VPS/
PDC1
(V–P)).
• Press  to display the standard
recording options again.
Deleting a scheduled recording
1 Highlight the left tile of a scheduled
recording.
2 Press the RED Action button (Delete).
The scheduled event is deleted.
Setting a ShowView™ recording
1 Select ‘Schedule’ from the Menu bar.
Note
1 • If you set the timer recording to use VPS/PDC, you must switch the recorder into standby before the timer
recording is due to start for it to work correctly. For non-VPS/PDC timer recordings there is no need to switch
the recorder into standby.
• Optimized Recording will not work if VPS/PDC is on.
• Up to 8 timer recordings can be set with VPS/PDC.
• VPS/PDC cannot be set for recordings made from an external input, or when the recording mode is set to
AUTO.
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