41Recording From External Devices
4 - Operations
Recording from a
To record from a camcorder or other
1 Connect your external device to the
front or rear inputs; see pages 18-19.
2 Press INPUT repeatedly to view:
AV1 - For a device connected to the
rear AV1 Input.
AV2 - For a device connected to the
front AV2 Input.
DV - For a device connected to the
front DV Input.
3 Load a recordable disc or tape.
4 Press REC MODE to set the desired
DVD - XP (1 hr/disc), SP (2 hrs/disc), LP
(4 hrs/disc), EP (6 hrs/disc)
VCR (T-120 tape) - SP (2 hrs/tape), SLP
5 Cue the external device to the point
you want to start recording.
6 Press REC once.
• Recording will start.
• Recording continues until you press
STOP or the disc is full.
7 Options during recording:
• Press PAUSE/STEP to pause re-
• Press PLAY or REC to resume
• Press DISPLAY twice to check the
progress of the recording.
• To record for a ﬁxed length of time,
see “One Touch Recording” on page
• If your source is copy-protected, you will not be able to record it using the DVD
Notes on DV Recording
• The DV Input is for DVC-SD format
digital camcorders only. Digital satel-
lite tuners and Digital VHS video
recorders are not compatible.
• Many DV functions can be controlled
using the DVD Recorder+VCR remote,
including Stop, Play, and Pause (not all
camcorders can be controlled).
• Before recording to DV, make sure “DV
Record Audio” is set correctly in the
menu system; see page 28.
• Audio input to the DV IN jack should
be 32kHz or 48kHz (not 44.1kHz).
• Picture distortion may occur during
recording if the source component is
paused or plays an unrecorded sec-
tion of tape; if the power fails in the
source component; or if the DV cable
If you cannot get a picture and/or
audio through the DV IN jack, check the
• Make sure the DV cable is properly
• Try powering off the connected de-
vice, then powering it back on.