Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product DMR-E50 Panasonic
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Region number supported by thi s unit Region numbers are allocated to D VD play ers and software according to where t hey are sold. ≥ The region number of this unit is “ 1 ”. ≥ The unit will play D VDs marked with labels containing “ 1 ” or “ ALL ”.
2 RQT6920 Gett ing sta r te d . CAUTION! THIS PRODUCT UTILI ZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORM- ANCE OF PROCE DURES O THER THAN THOSE SPECI- FIED HEREIN MA Y RESUL T IN HAZARDOUS RADIA T ION EXPOSUR E. DO NO T OPEN CO VERS A ND DO NO T REP AIR Y OUR- SELF .
3 RQT6920 Gett ing sta r te d IMPOR T ANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions car efully bef ore using the uni t. F o llow the saf ety instr uctions on the unit and the applicab l e safety instructions listed below . K eep these operating inst ructions handy f or future reference.
4 RQT6920 Gett ing sta r te d T able of contents IMPOR T ANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Featu res . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Accessories . . . . . . . .
5 RQT6920 Setting up STEP 1 Antenna and televisi on connections Pr epar atio n ≥ Refer to the television’ s operating instructions. ≥ T urn the television off and disconnect its AC po wer supply cord.
6 RQT6920 Setting up STEP 2 The remote control ≥ Inser t so the poles ( i and j ) match those in the remote control. ≥ Do not use rechargeable t ype batteries. Do not: ≥ mix old and new batter ies. ≥ use different types at the sa me time. ≥ heat or expose to flame.
7 RQT6920 Setting up Pr epar atio n ≥ Confir m that the antenna is connected correctly . ≥ T urn on the television and select the app ropriate video input to suit the connections to this unit. 1 Press [ Í , D VD PO WE R] to turn the uni t on. 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the menu lan- guage and pres s [ENTE R].
8 RQT6920 Setting up STEP 4 VCR P lus i guide channel settings Set these guide channels so you can use VCR Plus i codes for timer recording. Before star ting the settings, prepare a char t show- ing the channels, station names, and guide c hannels. e.
9 RQT6920 Setting up 1 Press [S ETUP] to sho w the men us. 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select “Channel” and press [ 1 ]. 3 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select “Pr eset Chan- nel Caption” and press [ENTER]. 4 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to selec t the caption and then press [ 1 ].
10 RQT6920 Setting up Change the se ttings if your te levisio n is: ≥ Widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) ≥ Progressive – Read your television’ s operating instr uctions for details. 1 Press [S ETUP] t o sho w the m e nu s. 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to se lect “TV Scr een” and press [ 1 ].
11 RQT6920 Setting up Disc inf ormation ≥ We recommend using P anasonic discs as they ha v e been con- fir med to be compatible with this unit. Other discs may not perf orm corr ect ly .
12 RQT6920 Setting up Control reference guide 1 POWER butt on ( Í , DV D (POWE R) ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 14 Press to s witch the unit from on to standb y mode or vice v ersa. In standby mode , the unit is stil l consuming a small amount of power .
13 RQT6920 Setting up U Rem ote c ontro l sign al s ens or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 V Disc tra y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 W Cha nnel buttons for rec order ( X , W , CH) .
14 RQT692 0 Recording Recording television pr ograms [RAM] [DVD -R] 1 Pres s [ Í , D VD PO WER] to turn the unit on. 2 Pres s [ < OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tra y and inser t a disc ( ➜ ne xt page). ≥ Press the button again t o close the tra y . ≥ It is not possib le to record continuously from one side of a double sided disc to the other .
15 RQT6920 Recording [RAM] [DVD-R] Y ou c an inser t a car tridge or non-c ar tridge disc. [Note] ≥ Load double-sided discs so the label f or the side you want to record/play is f acing up . ≥ When using 8 cm (3 ″ ) D VD-RAM , remove the disc from the car- tridge and inser t it, making sure you align it with the groove .
16 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k Pla ying discs [RAM] [DVD -R] [D VD-V] [VCD] [CD] [MP3] 1 Pres s [ Í , D VD PO WER] to turn the unit on. 2 Pres s [ < OPEN/CLOSE] to open the tra y and inser t a disc ( ‹ page 15). ≥ Press the button again t o close the tra y .
17 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k [VCD ] Switch [D VD , TV] to “ DV D ” and Press the numb ered button s (0, 1 j 9) to select an item. e.g., “5”:  ➜  “15”:  ➜  [DVD -V] Pr ess [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] to se lect an i tem and pres s [ENTER].
18 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k Other methods of play [RAM] [DVD -R] [D VD-V] [VCD] [CD] [MP3] During play or while paused Pres s [ : ] or [ 9 ]. ≥ Press [ D ] or [ E ] on the m ain unit.
19 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k [RAM] [DVD-R] 1 Dur ing pl ay Press [TIM E SLIP]. 2 Within 5 seconds Press [ 3 , 4 ] to enter the time and then pres s [ENTER] . Press to alter in one-m inute units . Press and hold to alter in 10-min ute uni ts. [RAM] [DVD-R] [DVD -V] [VCD] [C D] [MP3] Dur ing pl ay Press [ 6 ] or [ 5 ].
20 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k Marking places to pla y a gain—MARKER Y ou can mar k positions by pressing [MAR KER]. Also use on-screen menus to mark, recall, and clear positions. [RAM] [DVD -R] Mark up to 999 positions. The unit records the markers directly onto the disc and the y remain intact e v en if you remove the disc.
21 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k Using menus to pla y MP3 discs [MP3] This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-R/RW with a computer . Files are treated as tracks and folders are treated as groups. 1 Press [T OP MENU]. 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to selec t the track and press [ENTE R].
22 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k Pla ying while y ou are record ing [RAM] Pres s [ 1 ] (PLA Y). Play star ts from the beginning of the program being recorded. (Time slip indicator lights.) [Note] Sound is not output while f ast-forwarding. [RAM] Y ou can play a program previously recorded.
23 RQT6920 Pla ying bac k Changing audio [RAM] [DVD-V] [VCD ] Y ou c an change the aud io being received or play ed. Press [A UDIO]. How the type changes depends on when you press the button.
24 RQT6920 Timer recording Time r recor din g [RAM] [DVD -R] This is a simple way of specifying a time to stop rec ording when you are in a hurry or before y ou go to bed.
25 RQT6920 Timer recording Y ou c an enter up to 16 programs up to a month in advance. Each daily or weekly prog ram is counted as one program. 1 Press [PROG/CHECK]. 2 Press [E NTER]. 3 Press [ 1 ] to mo ve through the items and change the items wi th [ 3 , 4 ].
Timer recording 26 RQT6920 Timer recor ding [RAM] [DVD -R] 1 Press [PROG/CHECK]. Icon e xplan ations W The times overlap those in anot her program. Note the f ollo wing if times ov erlap: The program with the ear lier star t time receives prior ity .
27 RQT6920 Editing Entering te xt [RAM] [DVD-R] This page shows how to ent er text for: ≥ Program titles f o r timer recording ( ➜ pages 24 and 25) Program titles ( ➜ page 32) ≥ Pl ay list ti .
28 RQT6920 Editing Creating play lists [RAM] Specify star t and end points to create scenes, then specify the or der in which the y are to be pla yed. These scenes are not recorded sep- arately so this doesn’t use much capacity . Y ou can creat e a maximum of 99 play lists and 999 scenes.
29 RQT6920 Editing 1 While stopped Press [P LA Y LIST]. 2 Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select the play list and press [ENTER]. ≥ Y ou ca n also select play lists by entering a 2 -digit number with the numbered buttons. e.g., “5”:  ➜ [5 ] “15 ”:  ➜  All the scenes in the pla y list are play ed.
30 RQT6920 Editing Editing p la y lists [RAM] Once a play list has been er ased, it is irretriev able . Check carefully before proceeding. The copied play list appears at the bottom of the list. Play Scenes Operation While stopped Press [PLA Y LIST]. T o clear the pla y list or scene list screen Press [PLA Y LIST].
31 RQT6920 Editing Repeat to erase other scenes. Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select “Exit ” and press [ENTER]. The new scene is inser ted before the highlighted scene. Press [ 3 , 4 ] to select “Next ” and press [ENTER]. (Repeat to add other scenes.) Repeat to move other scenes.
33 RQT6920 Editing [Note] ≥ The disc’s a v ailable recording time ma y not increase after erasing short programs. ≥ Computer data cannot be erased. ≥ The availab le recording time on D VD-R does not increase when you erase prog rams. The lock symbol appears when the program is write- protected.
34 RQT6920 Editing Disc setting [RAM] [DVD-R] Enter Title [RAM] If set, this will protect the disc from accidental erasure. Disc Protection Format Finalize [DVD-R] (D VD-R recorded on this unit only) Y ou can play D VD-R on compatible D VD play ers by finalizing them on this unit, effectiv ely making them into D VD-Video .
35 RQT6920 Editing The lock symbol appears closed when the disc is write-protected. Press [ 2 ] to set disc protection and press [ENTER]. [Note] Computer data cannot be erased.
36 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Using on-screen menus 1 Pres s [DISP LA Y]. e.g., D VD-RAM 2 Pres s [ 3 , 4 ] to select the menu and press [ 1 ]. 3 Pres s [ 3 , 4 ] to sele ct the item a nd press [ 1 ]. 4 Pres s [ 3 , 4 ] to select the setting. T o clear the o n-screen me nus Press [DISP LA Y ].
37 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation e.g., D VD-RAM Not av ailab le when pla ying Video CDs, CDs and MP3 discs. e.g., D V D-Video Pla y men u Disc Video Aud i o Play Repeat pla y Marker OFF † † † †.
Adv anc ed operation 38 RQT6920 Using on-screen menus Not av ailabl e when playing CDs and M P3 discs. [RAM] [DVD-R ] [DVD- V] [VCD] ∫ When y ou ha ve set “TV T ype” to “ Aspe ct 4: 3 & 48.
39 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation On-s cr een di sp lays Displays appear on the television when you operate the unit to let you know what operation was perf or med and what condition the unit is in. ≥ Y ou can change the setting in the SETUP menu so the first display does not appear automat ically ( ➜ page 47, Displa y—Status Mes- sages).
40 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Home Theater Ref er to the relev ant pages for details. Other uses Record to digital recording equipment or cassette deck ( ➜ page 42) Record from a video cassette re.
41 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation ≥ The equipment connections described are examples. ≥ P eripheral equipment and optional cab les sold separately unl ess otherwise indicated. ≥ Before connection, turn off all equipment and read the appropriate operating instructions.
Adv anc ed operation 42 RQT6920 Home Theater This model can play Dolby Digital, but only in two channels. Th is model does not hav e a DTS decoder. Y ou must connect a unit wi th a Dolby Digital or DTS decoder to enjo y surround sound .
43 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation § By using the S video c able instead of the y ellow video cabl e you may make recordings of higher picture qualit y . [Note] If the audio output of the other equipm ent is monaural, connect to L/ MONO. (Both left and right channels are recorded when co nnected through L/MONO.
44 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Other antenna connec tions Use one of the f ollowing connections to suit the antenna lead. ∫ A single t win lead ∫ A twin lead and a coaxial cable ∫ T wo twin leads ≥ If your tele vision has both lead and coaxial V HF term inals, use the lead connection to m inimize signal loss.
45 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Changing the rem ote contr ol co de P anasonic D VD play ers and recorders use the same remote cont rol system so they may respond unintentionally to a command from this remote control. Change the code on this unit and its remote control (the two must match) if y ou place equipment close together .
46 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Changing the unit’ s settings This chart sh ows the initial set tings for this unit. S ee page 48 for detai ls on menu ope ration. ≥ Underlined items are the factory presets. Summary of settings T abs Menus Options Channel Antenna System ( ➜ page 7) Select to suit the t ype of antenna you are using.
47 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Video Stil l Mode Select the type of picture shown w hen you pause play . ≥ Au t o m a t i c ≥ Field: Less blurred field stills are shown. Select if jitt ering occurs when “Automatic” is selected. ≥ Fra m e : Sharper frame stills are shown.
Adv anc ed operation 48 RQT6920 Changing the unit’ s settings See page 46 f or menu and option det ails. 1 While stopped Pres s [SET UP] to sho w the men us. 2 Pres s [ 3 , 4 ] to select the menu’ s tab and press [ 1 ]. 3 Pres s [ 3 , 4 ] to select the menu and press [ENTE R].
49 RQT6920 Adv anc ed operation Pr epar atio n If you connect the unit through a cable TV box or DSS receiver ( ➜ page 41), tune to y our local PBS station bef ore star ting auto clock setting. Use manual clock setting if auto clock setting does not work or if there is no lo cal PBS channel in your area.
50 RQT6920 Reference Gloss ary Bitstream This is the digital form of multi-channel aud io data (e.g., 5.1 chan- nel) before it is decoded into its various chan nels. CPRM (Content Protection for Recordable Media) CPRM is the cop yright protection te chnology that is used to protect broadcasts that are allowed to be r ecorded only once (e.
51 RQT6920 Reference Err or messages On the t elevision Page On the unit’ s display No disc. ≥ Y ou hav en’t inserted a disc. Correctly inser t a disc that this unit can use. ≥ The disc is upside down. If it is a s ingle-sided disc, inser t it so the label is facing up .
52 RQT6920 Reference T roubleshooting guide Before requesting service, make the below chec ks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indica ted in the chart do not solve the problem: In the U.S.A., contact the Panasonic Customer Call Center at 1-800 -211-7262, or e-mail consumerp roducts@panasonic.
53 RQT6920 Reference Sound Pag e Pla y Displays Remote cont ro l No sound. Low v olume . Distorted s ound. ≥ Check the connections. Chec k the input mode on t he amplifier if y ou ha ve connected one. ≥ T urn V .S.S . off if it causes distor tion.
Reference 54 RQT6920 T roubleshooti ng guide Recording and timer recording Pa g e The precision part s in this unit are readily affected by the en vi- ronment, especially temperature, humidity , and dust. Ci garette smoke also can cause malfunction or breakd own.
55 RQT6920 Reference Specificati ons Recording system: D VD video recording standards (D VD- RAM), D VD video standards (D VD-R) Optical pick-up: System with 1 lens, 2 integration units (662 nm wav elength f or D VDs, 790 nm wav elength for CDs) Recordable discs: 12 cm (5 q ) 4.
Reference 56 RQT6920 Limited W arranty (ONL Y FOR U .S.A.) P anaso nic Consum er El ectr onics Co mpan y , Divis ion of Matsushi ta Ele ctric Corporati on of A merica One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 070 94 P anas onic Sal es Co mpany , Divi sion of Mats ushit a Elect ric of Puer to Rico , Inc.
57 RQT6920 Reference Limited W arranty (ONL Y FOR CANAD A) Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Am bler D rive, Mi ssis sauga, O ntario L 4W 2T3 PANASONIC/TECHNICS PRODUCT—LIMITED WAR RANTY P anasonic Canada Inc.
58 Español RQT6920 Instalaci ón básica Preparac ión ≥ Confirme que la antena esté conectada correct amente. ≥ Encienda el televisor y seleccione en él la entrada de vídeo apropiada para ajustar las cone x i ones realizadas al aparato . 1 Puls e [ Í , D VD PO WER] para encend er el a parato.
59 RQT6920 Español Ajuste esta guía de canal es de manera que pueda ut ilizar los códigos i VCR Plus para la gr ab ación con temporizador. 1 Puls e [SETUP] pa ra visua lizar los menús. 2 Pulse [ 3 , 4 ] para se lecciona r “Canal” y pulse [ 1 ].
60 Español RQT6920 Grabación de progr amas de televi sión [RAM] [DVD-R ] 1 Puls e [ Í , D VD PO WER] para encend er el a parato. 2 Puls e [ < OPEN/CLOSE] para abr ir la bandeja e introduzca un disco ( ➜ siguiente página). ≥ V uelva a pulsar el botón para cerrar la bandeja.
61 RQT6920 Español [RAM] [DVD- R] Puede introducir un disco con o sin estuche. [Note] ≥ Cargue discos d e doble cara de manera que la etiqueta de la cara que desee grabar/reproducir que de mirando hacia a rriba.
62 Español RQT6920 Repr oducción de discos [RAM] [DVD-R ] [DVD- V] [VCD] [CD] [M P3] 1 Puls e [ Í , D VD PO WER] para encend er el a parato. 2 Puls e [ < OPEN/CLOSE] para abr ir la bandeja e introducir un disco ( ‹ página 61). ≥ V uelva a pulsar el botón para cerrar la bandeja.
63 RQT6920 Español [VCD] Interrupto r [D VD , TV] a “ DV D ” y Pulse los b otones numerado s (0, 1 j 9) par a sel ecci onar un el em ento . por ejemplo., “5”:  ➜  “15”:  ➜  [DVD-V] Pulse [ 3 , 4 , 2 , 1 ] para seleccionar un ele mento y pulse [ENTER].
Index Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Antenna sy stem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Audio attribute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Channel ca ption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Channel se tting . . . . . . . . . .
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