Inputs and Outputs Notes
Compatible Blank Discs: The
DVD-VR320 can record on DVD-RAM and DVD-RW rewriteable discs and DVD-R
write-once discs. DVD-RAM discs can be formatted in the DVD-Video Recording
format (VR mode), allowing you to edit recordings and create a playlist in a
specific sequence according to your requirements. DVD-RW discs can be formatted
in either the DVD-Video format (Video mode) or the DVD-Video Recording format (VR
mode). DVD-R discs can be formatted in the DVD-Video format (Video mode), and
finalized discs can be played back in most DVD players. Note: When using
cartridge-type DVD-RAM discs, it will be necessary to remove the disc from the
cartridge before inserting them into the player.
Recommended Discs: The
following discs have been confirmed to be compatible with this unit:
- DVD-R (4x speed): Maxell,
Sony, TDK, That's, Panasonic, Beall, Mitsubishi
- DVD-RW (2x speed): Maxell,
Verbatim, JVC, Radius, TDK
- DVD-RAM (version 2.0): Maxell
2x, Maxell 3x, Fujifilm 3x, Panasonic 2x, TDK 2x, Panasonic Gold 3x,
Maximum Recordings: The maximum
number of recordings that can be made with each type of blank disc is as
- DVD-RAM: 100,000 times
- DVD-RW: 1,000 times
- DVD-R: 1 time
Disc Playback Compatibility: In
addition to DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs, you can also playback the
following discs: DVD-Video, Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 and JPEG files
(including Progressive JPEG files up to 3MP) recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs.
This unit can playback 5" and 3-1/2" discs, as well as single-sided and
Recording Speeds: You can
record from the built-in TV tuner, or from a connected external device. The unit can
record in 4 speeds on the DVD, 2 speeds on the VCR, or an automatic recording
speed. The recording speeds include:
- DVD Recording:
- XP (high quality):
select when audio and video qualities are important. Time: approx. 1
hour (on 4.7GB disc)
- SP (standard quality):
recording in standard quality. Time: approx. 2 hours
- LP (low quality): when
long recording time is required. Time: approx. 4 hours
- EP (extended mode):
when a longer recording time is required. Time: approx. 6 hours or 8
- Auto: for timer
recording only; sets video
quality automatically based on the remaining time on the DVD. Time:
between 1 and 8 hours
- VCR Recording:
- SP (standard play):
for best picture quality. Time: approx. 2 hours (on T-120 tape)
- SLP (super long play):
for maximum recording time. Time: approx. 6 hours
- Auto: sets video
quality automatically based on the remaining time on the tape: Time:
between 2 and 6 hours
One Touch Recording: You can
easily record to DVD or VCR using the Record button on the front panel. Once you
have tuned to the desired channel, you can start recording by pressing the
record button, adding 30 minutes of recording time with each press of the
button. Maximum recording time is 4 hours. The unit will stop recording when the
time has elapsed.
One Touch Two-Way Dubbing:
Using the Copy button on the front panel or remote control, you can copy from a VHS tape to a DVD
disc, or vice versa. Note: Dubbing of
copyright protected material is not possible on this unit.
Progressive Scan: Component
progressive scan playback is available in both DVD and VCR modes. Progressive
scanning provides high resolution and flicker-free images. If your TV supports progressive scan video (HD-ready) through
its component video input, you can switch the video output of the player to
progressive scan using a convenient front panel button.
DVD/CD Playback Features:
During DVD and CD playback, the unit will perform the following functions:
- Forward/Reverse Search:
You can search forward or backward in one of 6 speeds for DVD, and 3 speeds
- Slow Motion: During the
pause mode, you can playback a DVD forward or backward at 1/8x, 1/4x, or
- Step Motion: During the
pause mode, you can advance the DVD forward one frame at a time.
ANYKEY: The ANYKEY button on
the remote allows you to easily search for a desired scene by accessing the
title, chapter, track, or time. You can also change the subtitle and audio
settings, zoom in or out up to 4x, and activate the repeat play feature (title,
chapter, or A-B repeat).
Bookmark: You can bookmark
scenes on a disc that you want to see again so you can start playback from the
marked position. When playing a DVD-Video or DVD-R disc, you can bookmark up to
10 scenes. On a DVD-RAM or DVD-RW(VR) disc, bookmarks are replaced with
"markers" and you can mark up to 99 scenes.
JPEG Playback: When you insert
a disc of JPEG photos, you can view the photos six at a time in an "album"
screen or one at a time in a slide show mode with variable intervals. Individual
photos can be rotated, or enlarged up to 4x.
MP3 Playback: This unit can
playback MP3 files recorded onto CD-R or CD-RW discs with the ISO 9660 or Joliet
formats. Playable bit rates range from 56 kbps to 320 kbps. This unit can handle
a maximum of 1000 files and folders.
VCR Playback Features: During
VCR playback, the unit will perform the following functions:
- Forward Picture Search
(FPS)/Review: You can advance the tape forward or backward at one of two
speeds: 5x normal speed (Picture Search) or 7x normal speed (Jet Search).
- Skip: In play mode, you
can cue ahead exactly 30 seconds. Pressing the button repeatedly up to 4
times to cue ahead 2 minutes. This mode is handy for skipping commercials.
- Slow Motion: In pause
mode, you can advance the tape forward in one of 2 slow motion speeds: 1/5x
or 1/30 normal speed.
- Pause/Frame Advance: In
the play mode, you can pause the tape to view a single still frame. In the
pause mode, you can advance the tape forward one frame at a time.
S-VHS Playback: This unit will
playback pre-recorded S-VHS tapes. It is not possible to record in S-VHS mode.
Variable Search System: The VCR
utilizes the VHS Index Search System (VISS). Each time the VCR begins a
recording, the starting point is given an index mark. You can easily search for
the beginning of the programs you record. In addition, you can use other methods
of searching, including "Go to 0:00:00 Stop" to locate the point of the tape
where the counter was "zeroed", End search to locate an unrecorded portion of
the tape, or Scan and Play to scan forward or backward on the tape while you
watch for the desired program. Note: Index marks made by other VCRs may
not be picked up by this unit.
Timer Recording: You can make
up to 12 timer recordings up to a month in advance. Recordings can be made to
the DVD or VCR. You can record different sources (not different channels)
simultaneously, one to the VCR and one to the DVD.
Editing: Once you have recorded
onto a DVD-RAM or DVD-RW, you can edit the contents of the disc by creating
playlists. A playlist uses information about each recorded scene and allows you
to change the playback order of the scenes. You can delete and edit playlists
without losing the actual recorded video.
Remote Control: The DVD-VR320
is equipped with a remote control (00034H) which can control this unit and a
number of brands of televisions. TV controls include Power, Input Select, Volume
+/-, Channel Up/Dn, and TV Mute.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
RF Output: The unit's RF output
jack (threaded female "F" connector) will output audio and video from the VCR
and DVD, as well as the internal tuner.
DV Input: If your digital
camcorder has a front panel DV output jack (also called IEEE 1394 or i.LINK),
you can record onto a disc or tape directly from the camcorder.
Digital Outputs: The unit is
equipped with 2 digital outputs, one optical and one coaxial, for connecting to
a receiver with Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. You can configure the unit to
output a Dolby Digital 5.1-channel bitstream or PCM 2-channel audio.
A/V Inputs: The front panel features a
set of A/V inputs with stereo audio and composite video. The rear panel
A/V input includes stereo audio with composite video and S-Video inputs.
Video Outputs: For higher
quality video output, you can connect the unit to your TV using the S-Video or
component video outputs. In addition, if your TV is HDTV ready, the component
video outputs can be switched to a progressive scan output for best quality