IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety 
instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.

(1) Read these instructions.
(2) Keep these instructions.
(3) Heed all warnings.
(4) Follow all instructions.
(5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
(6) Clean only with dry cloth.
(7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with 

the manufacturer’s instructions.

(8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat 

registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that 
produce heat.

(9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-

type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than 
the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third 
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided 
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, 
consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.

(10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched 

particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point 
where they exit from the apparatus.

(11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the 

manufacturer.

(12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or 

table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with 
the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution 
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to 
avoid injury from tip-over.

(13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or 

when unused for long periods of time.

(14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is 

required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, 
such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been 
spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus 
has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate 
normally, or has been dropped.

∫ Cautions as to condensation

Condensation can cause unreliable playback of VHS recordings. 
Condensation may form in the following cases,
≥The unit is brought from cold surroundings into a well-heated room.
≥The unit is suddenly brought from cool surroundings, such as an 

air-conditioned room or car, to a place which is hot and humid.

≥During the rainy season.
In any of the above-mentioned conditions, do not operate the unit for 
at least 2 hours. The unit is not equipped with a dew sensor.

∫ Other precautions for installation

≥The unit should not be installed or operated near large magnets or 

electromagnetic devices. Such devices can damage pre-recorded 
VHS recordings.

≥Do not place any heavy objects atop the unit, and do not install it in 

a confined space. Please allow for adequate air circulation.

≥The unit should not be mounted in a vertical position. It’s designed 

to operate in the horizontal position.

≥Pages to be referred to are indicated as (

l ±±).

≥The explanations concerning discs are indicated by [DVD], and 

those concerning video are indicated by [VHS].

≥These operating instructions describe operations mainly using the 

remote control.

≥The contents of the screens used in these instructions may not 

necessarily match what you will see on your screen.

≥The displays shown in these instructions are examples. Actual 

display depends on discs.

You can enjoy both DVD and VHS with the unit.
This DVD Recorder can record images and sounds in high quality to 
rapid random access capable DVD media. This has resulted in many 
new features that outperform older tape formats. The following 
information summarizes a few of these features.

ª DVD

Progressive output (

l 14, 19)

If you connect the unit with a progressive output compatible TV, you 
can enjoy higher-quality and less flickering images than conventional 
TVs (of the interlace output type) can present. 

Finalize (

l 31)

This function enables you to play recorded DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-
Video format) and +R on other players. 

Instant play (

l 33)

This function can quickly find and play a video program you wish to 
watch. Direct Navigator guides you to the beginning of a previously 
recorded video program immediately. 

Quick view (

l 20)

This function allows you to watch news, information and other 
programs in a short time.

Chasing play (

l 26)

There is no need to wait until recording is complete. Without stopping 
recording, you can play the video program currently being recorded 
from its beginning.

Instant recording (

l 24)

You no longer need to search for empty disc space. By pressing the 
recording button, the unit finds available recording space and begins 
recording right away.

Simultaneous recording and play (

l 26)

With this function, you can play a previously recorded video program 
while recording another program.

Time slip (

l 21, 26)

This function enables you to jump to the scene you specify during 
play and also while recording.

One touch transfer (dub) (

l 55, 56)

This function can copy video from VHS to DVD and vice versa.

ª VHS

Long recording (

l 49)

With this function, you can record approx. 10 hours of video onto a 
T-120 cassette, for example.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Precautions for installation

Do not place the unit on 
amplifiers or equipment 
that may become hot.

The heat can damage the unit.

Before moving the unit, ensure the disc tray is empty.

Failure to do so will risk severely damaging the disc and the 
unit.

About descriptions in these operating 
instructions

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