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Frequently asked questions

What equipment is necessary to 
play multi channel surround 
sound?

≥DVD-Video:

You can play DVD-Video multi channel surround by digitally connecting an amplifier 
equipped with a Dolby Digital and a DTS decoder.

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Can the headphones and speakers 
be directly connected to the unit?

≥You cannot directly connect to the unit. Connect through the amplifier etc.

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The TV has both S-VIDEO IN 
terminal and COMPONENT VIDEO 
IN terminals. Which terminal should 
I connect with?

≥We recommend the COMPONENT VIDEO IN terminal. Component signal outputs the 

color difference signals (P

B

/P

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) and luminance signal (Y) separately in order to achieve 

high fidelity in reproducing colors. If the TV is compatible with progressive output, a high 
quality picture can be output because the unit’s component video output terminal outputs 
a progressive output signal.

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Is my TV progressive output 
compatible? 

≥All Panasonic TVs that have 480p input terminals are compatible. Consult the 

manufacturer if you have another brand of TV.

Can I play DVD-Video and 
Video CDs bought in another 
country? 

≥You can play them if the video standard is NTSC.
≥However, you cannot play DVD-Video if its region number does not include “1” or “ALL”.


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Can a DVD-Video that does not 
have a region number be played? 

≥The DVD-Video region number indicates the disc conforms to a standard. You cannot 

play discs that do not have a region number.

Please tell me about DVD-R, DVD-
RW, +R and +RW compatibility with 
the unit.

≥The unit records and plays DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format) and +R, and plays 

DVD-RW (DVD Video Recording format) and +RW.

≥The unit also records and plays high speed recording compatible DVD-R, DVD-RW, +R 

discs.

≥After formatting +R discs

- You may not be able to play +R discs on this unit after formatting them on other 

Panasonic products or other manufacturer’s equipment.

- You may not be able to play +R discs on other equipment after formatting them on this 

unit.

If you finalize the disc on the equipment used for formatting, play becomes possible.

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Please tell me about CD-R and 
CD-RW compatibility with the unit.

≥This unit plays CD-R/CD-RW discs which have been recorded in one of the following 

standards: CD-DA, Video CD, MP3 and still pictures (JPEG). Close the session or finalize 
the disc after recording. This unit can recognize up to 99 folders (groups) and 999 files 
(tracks) on a disc with MP3 or still pictures (JPEG).

≥You cannot write to a CD-R or CD-RW with the unit.

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Can I record from a commercially 
purchased video cassette or DVD?

≥Most commercially sold video cassettes and DVD are copy protected; therefore, 

recording is usually not possible.

Can DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video 
format) and +R recorded on the unit 
be played on other equipment?

≥You can play on compatible equipment such as DVD players after finalizing the disc on 

this unit. However, depending on the condition of the recording, the quality of the disc and 
capabilities of the DVD player, play may not be possible.

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Can I record digital audio signals 
using the unit?

≥You cannot record digital signals. The digital audio terminals on the unit are for output 

only. (The audio recorded using the DV automatic recording function from a digital video 
camcorder, for example, is recorded digitally.)

Can a digital audio signal from the 
unit be recorded to other 
equipment?

≥You can record if using the PCM signal. When recording DVD, change the “Digital Audio 

Output” settings to the following from the SETUP menu.
- PCM Down Conversion “On”
- Dolby Digital “PCM”
- DTS  “PCM”
However, only
- As long as digital recording from the disc is permitted.
- As long as the recording equipment is compatible with 48 kHz of sampling frequency.

≥You cannot record MP3 signals.

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Can I switch to SAP during 
recording? 

≥With DVD-RAM, you can, and the audio recorded also changes. Just press [AUDIO].
≥With DVD-R, DVD-RW (DVD-Video format), +R you cannot. Change before recording 

with “Select MTS” in the SETUP menu.

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