Panasonic DMR-ES40V Operating Instruction
[RAM] [-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
≥You can record up to 99 titles on a disc (49 titles [+R]).
≥It is not possible to record digital broadcasts that allow “One time
only recording” onto DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R or 8 cm (3
discs. Use a CPRM compatible DVD-RAM.
≥Recording will take place on open space on the disc. Data will not
≥If there is no space left on the recording disc, you will need to erase
unwanted titles (
l 21, 33) or use a new disc.
≥Release protection (disc
l 30, cartridge l 30). [RAM]
≥Select an audio type you want to record. (
Í, DVD/VHS POWER] to turn the unit on.
Insert a disc.
≥When using a DVD-RAM for the first time with the unit, format it
to ensure accurate recording (
l 31, “Format Disc”).
W, X] to select the channel.
To select with the numbered buttons:
Antenna Mode (Airwaves)
CableTV Mode (Cable)
Press [REC MODE] to
select the recording
mode (XP, SP, LP or EP).
¥, REC] to start
≥You cannot change the channel or
recording mode during recording. You can change them while
recording is paused, but the subsequent material is recorded
as a separate title.
∫To pause recording
;, PAUSE]. (Press again to restart recording.)
≥Title is not split into separate titles.
≥You can also press [¥, REC] to restart recording.
∫To stop recording
≥Recorded as 1 title until the position where stopped.
≥It takes about 30 seconds for the unit to complete recording
management information after recording finishes.
[-R] [-RW‹V›] [+R]
≥Depending on the content being recorded, the recording times may
become shorter than indicated.
° When “Recording Time in EP Mode” has been set to
“EP-Extended Play (6H)” in the SETUP menu. (
The sound quality is lower compared to other recording modes
when using “EP-Extended Play (8H)”.
When recording to DVD-RAM using EP (8H) mode, play may not be
possible on DVD players that are compatible with DVD-RAM. In this
case use EP (6H) mode.
FR (Flexible Recording mode
≥You can set FR mode when programming scheduled recordings.
Recording TV programs
∫ Recording procedures
When recording to DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R
≥When recording MTS broadcasts
- If you do not connect a cable TV box
Select “Main” or “Secondary Audio Program (SAP)” in “Select
MTS” in the SETUP menu (
- If you connect a cable TV box
Select “Main” or “SAP” on the cable TV box.
≥The aspect ratio of the recorded image will be 4:3.
≥In order to play a DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) or +R
recorded using this unit on another playback source, the
disc must first be finalized (
3, 4, 2, 1
∫ Recording modes and approximate
XP (High quality)
LP (Long play)
EP (Extra long play)
Remaining time on the disc
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