Panasonic DMR-ES40V Operating Instruction

Recording

Recording

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≥When connecting a cable TV box or satellite receiver, select the 

channel on the cable TV box or satellite receiver before scheduled 
recording starts.

[1]

Press [SCHEDULE].

≥Make sure “New Scheduled Recording” is selected.

[2]

Press [ENTER], then move and change the 
items using [

3, 4, 2, 1]. 

≥You may use the numbered buttons to enter “Channel”, “Date”, 

“On”, and “Off”. 

≥Channel (Program Position/TV Station Name)
≥Date

 You can also make a daily or weekly program.

≥On (start time)/Off (finish time)

The time increases or decreases in 30-minute increments if 
you hold down the button.

≥Drive (Recording drive)

Select recording drive to “VHS”.

≥Mode (Recording mode)

You can also press [REC MODE] to change the recording 
mode.
SP

,.EP,.VP,.AUTO

°

,.SP... (l 49)

° Auto SP/EP mode (

l right)

≥Title Name

Cannot be used.

[3]

Press [ENTER] when you have finished making 
changes.

≥“Invalid Entry” is displayed when you enter the wrong item. 

Reenter the item. 

≥Make sure that the scheduled recording has been programmed 

correctly on the SCHEDULE LIST screen (

l right).

≥To continue programming:

Select “New Scheduled Recording” and repeat steps 2–3.

[4]

Press [SCHEDULE].

≥The message “Turn recorder off for Scheduled Recording.” is 

shown on the TV.

[5]

Press [

Í, DVD/VHS POWER].

≥Scheduled recording can be started only when the unit is turned off.
≥The unit turns off and “

” lights on the unit’s display to indicate 

scheduled recording standby has been activated.

∫ To release the unit from scheduled recording standby

Press [

Í, DVD/VHS POWER].

The unit turns on and “

” goes out.

≥Be sure to press [Í, DVD/VHS POWER] to return the unit to 

standby mode before the scheduled recording time. Scheduled 
recording will work only if “

” is displayed.

∫ To stop recording while a program is working

[1]

Press [VHS]

[2]

Press [

∫, STOP], then [ENTER] within 5 seconds.

≥You can also press and hold [∫] on the main unit for 3 or more 

seconds to stop recording.

Note
≥“

” flashes when the unit cannot perform scheduled recording 

(e.g., video cassette with no accidental erasure prevention tab or 
no video cassette in the cassette compartment).

≥The actual time recorded may be longer than the program itself 

when TV programs are recorded using VCR Plus

_ system.

≥If you set (

l 44) “DST” (Daylight Saving Time) to “On” when 

manually setting the clock, scheduled recording may not work 
when summer switches to winter and vice versa.

If, at the beginning of a scheduled recording, there is not enough 
tape remaining to complete the recording, the SP/EP function will 
automatically run the tape at EP mode for recording. This ensures 
that the entire program will be recorded. If EP mode is not enough to 
stretch the remaining tape to fit the whole program you will not be 
able to record the whole TV program.

≥It is not possible to automatically activate VP mode.
≥The tape length must be set correctly. (

l 52)

≥Some tapes may not work correctly.
≥If the recording mode changes from SP to EP during a scheduled 

recording, some picture distortion occurs at that point.

≥Even when the unit is turned off, you can display the scheduled 

recording list by pressing [SCHEDULE].

[1]

Press [SCHEDULE].

[2]

Press [

3, 4] to select a program.

[3]

Press [CANCEL/RESET, 

¢] to delete,

You cannot delete programs that are currently recording.

or press [ENTER] to change.

The scheduled recording setting screen appears.

[4]

If you press [ENTER] in step 3

Use [

3, 4, 2, 1] to change and press [ENTER].

[5]

Press [SCHEDULE].

≥The message “Turn recorder off for Scheduled Recording.” is 

shown on the TV.

∫To put the unit on scheduled recording standby

Press [

Í, DVD/VHS POWER].

≥The unit turns off and “

” lights on the unit’s display to indicate 

scheduled recording standby has been activated.

For your reference
≥Programs that failed to record are not deleted from the list 

immediately, but are deleted from the list automatically at 4 a.m. 
2 days  later.

∫  Manual programming

SCHEDULE
LIST

Remaining Recording Time

VHS   1:43  SP

DVD   1:43  SP

11/15  Tue   8:34  PM

01

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11/29  Tue

10:00  PM 11:00  PM VHS

SP

OK

No

Channel

Date

On

Off

Drive

Mode

Check

New Scheduled Recording

New Scheduled 
Recording is selected.

Press ENTER to store new schedule

SCHEDULED
RECORDING

Remaining Recording Time

VHS   1:43  SP

DVD   1:43  SP

11/15  Tue   8:34  PM

Title Name

Channel

Date

On

Off

Drive

Mode

:

:

Auto SP/EP mode

Check, change or delete programs

Scheduled recording

Video tape (e.g.: 60-minute cassette)

1st program

(30 min.)

30 min. at SP 

2nd program (60 min.)

15 min. 

at SP

45 min. 

at EP

SCHEDULE
LIST

Remaining Recording Time

VHS   1:43  SP

DVD   1:43  SP

11/15  Tue   8:34  PM

01

39

11/29  Tue

10:00  PM 11:00  PM VHS

SP

OK

02

25

12/13  Tue

10:30  PM 11:00  PM VHS

SP

OK

No

Channel

Date

On

Off

Drive

Mode

Check

New Scheduled Recording

VHS

Re

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