Panasonic DMR-ES40V Operating Instruction
Frequently asked questions
What equipment is necessary to
play multi channel surround
You can play DVD-Video multi channel surround by digitally connecting an amplifier
equipped with a Dolby Digital and a DTS decoder.
Can the headphones and speakers
be directly connected to the unit?
≥You cannot directly connect to the unit. Connect through the amplifier etc.
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
) 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.
Is my TV progressive output
≥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
≥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”.
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 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
≥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
If you finalize the disc on the equipment used for formatting, play becomes possible.
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.
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.
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
≥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”
- 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.
Can I switch to SAP during
≥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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