Recording And Editing Features
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Overview: The LG RC797T is a
DVD and Video Cassette recorder with a built-in digital tuner. It can control a digital cable box
or a digital satellite set-top box. This unit will record on multiple DVD
formats, including DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD+RW, and
DVD-RAM. For playback, the RC797T can upconvert standard DVD signals to
high-definition resolutions of 720p or 1080i, and outputs them via HDMI.
Built-in Tuners: The
both digital and analog TV tuners built in: ATSC, NTSC, and QAM Clear Tuners. In
addition, the unit can control multiple brands of digital cable boxes and
digital satellite set-top boxes. An IR blaster is included.
HDMI Output: The
has an HDMI output, in addition to a component video,
S-video, and a composite video output. The HDMI output supports both video and
audio on a single digital connection. Both the DVD and VCR are output through
the HDMI connection.
1080i Video Upconversion: This
unit will upconvert video signals up to 720p or 1080i on the HDMI output.
The component video connection can only output 480i or 480p video signals.
Progressive scan does not work with the RF, Composite video, or the S-Video
This unit is equipped with a 12-bit, 108MHz video D/A converter, and a 24-bit,
192kHz audio D/A converter.
Recordable Discs: The
a Super Multi DVD recorder, making it compatible with the following recordable
and playable discs:
- DVD-RW: DVD-ReWritable
discs--can be formatted for VR mode recording or Video mode recording--can
be recorded on repeatedly, erased, and recorded on again.
- DVD-R: DVD-Recordable
discs--can be formatted to Video mode only--can be recorded only once.
- DVD-RAM: DVD-Random Access
Memory--can be formatted for VR mode recording (Ver. 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2
only)--can be recorded on repeatedly, erased, and recorded on again.
- DVD+RW: DVD+ReWritable
discs--can be recorded on repeatedly, erased, and recorded on again.
- DVD+R: DVD+Recordable
discs--playable on DVD+R compatible players--can be recorded only once.
- DVD+R DL: DVD+Recordable;
Double Layer discs--storage space is nearly doubled with double-layer
media--playable on DVD+R compatible players--can be recorded only once.
Recommended Recordable DVD Discs:
- DVD-R: Mitsubishi (8x,
16x), That's (8x, 16x), Sony (16x)
Mitsubishi (8x, 16x), Ricoh (8x,
16x), Sony (16x)
Mitsubishi (4x), Verbatim (4x), JVC
(4x), Victor (4x), Maxell (4x)
Mitsubishi (4x), Sony (2.4x),
Verbatim (2.4x), Ricoh (2.4x, 4x)
- DVD+R DL:
Mitsubishi (2.4x), Maxell (2.4x)
Mitsubishi (2x), Fujifilm (2x)
Playable Discs: The
capable of playing the following discs:
- DVD Video
- MP3, WMA, JPEG files on DVD-R,
- Audio CD
- CD-R, CD-RW
- MP3, WMA, JPEG files on CD-R
USB Input: The front-panel
mounted USB input allows you to connect a USB Flash drive and play MP3/WMA music
files or JPEG image files. The player supports USB devices with up to 1000
files, formatted in FAT16 or FAT32.
MP3/WMA Playback: Discs
containing MP3 files should be recorded at a bit rate between 8 and 320 kbps.
WMA files should be recorded at a bit rate of 32 to 192 kbps. The CD-R physical
format should be ISO 9660 or Joliet, while the DVD format should be ISO 9660 (UDF
Bridge format). The total number of files and folders on a disc should be less
JPEG Playback: It is
recommended that JPEG image files of less than 4MB be recorded onto
CDs or DVDs to avoid long file loading time. Like MP3 and WMA, no more than 1999
files and folders should be on any given disc.
Parental Control: You can limit
the playback of certain rated DVDs based on their content. When the parental
control function is "locked", you can select a rating of 1 (most restrictions)
to 8 (least restrictive). When the function is "unlocked," parental control is
not active, and the disc plays in full. Parental Control is protected by a
Dynamic Range Control: When
watching a DVD, you can compress the dynamic range of the audio output, allowing
you to listen to a movie at a lower volume without losing sound clarity. The DRC
can be turned on or off as desired.
Markers: You can start playback
from up to six memorized points. You can set a marker at a point on the DVD
where you'd like to quickly return. After markers are set on the disc, you can
search for a specific marker by number, and begin playback from that point.
Last Scene Memory: The player
memorizes the last scene from the last disc that is viewed. The last scene
remains in memory even if you remove the disc from the player or switch off the
player. If you load a disc that has a memorized scene, the player automatically
recalls that scene.
Remote Control: The supplied
remote control can operate the DVD player, as well as TVs made by LG/GoldStar,
Zenith, Samsung, Sony, and Hitachi. You can control the input source, volume,
and power of TV. With the supplied IR Blaster, you can control different brands
of cable boxes, satellite set-top boxes, and digital video recorders.
Simplink: Some functions of
this unit are controlled by the TV's remote control when this unit and an LG TV
with Simplink are connected through the HDMI connection. Controllable functions
by the LG TV's remote include play, pause, scan, skip, stop, and power off.
Recording And Editing Features
DVD-VCR Dubbing: You can copy
the contents of a DVD onto a VHS tape, or vice versa, using the Dubbing button.
Copy-protected DVDs or VHS tapes cannot be copied
DVD Recording Speeds:
The RC797T can record DVDs in five preset recording quality modes. The modes and
the recording time on a 4.7GB blank DVD include:
Highest quality setting--1 hour recording time
Default quality setting--2 hours recording time
Slightly lower video quality--4 hours recording time
- EP: Low
video quality--6 hours recording time
Longest recording time with lowest video quality--11 hours recording time
VHS Recording Speeds: This unit
can record onto VHS tape in two speeds: SP (standard play) or SLP (3 times SP).
A standard T-120 tape will give you two hours of recording time in SP, and six
hours of recording time in SLP.
Recording: Instant Timer Recording allows you to easily make a recording of
a preset length without using the program timer. Recording starts after the
first press of the Record button, and each subsequent press of the button
increases the recording time by 10 minutes on the DVD or 30 minutes on the VCR.
The Timer Recording function allows you to record up to 16 programs within a
period of one month. You can choose a DVD recording speed of XP, SP, LP, EP, MLP, or
AT (Auto). If recording on the VCR, you can select a speed of SP, SLP, or AT
(Auto). In the AT (Auto) mode, the unit determines how much time is available
on the disc or tape, and switches the record mode, if necessary, to completely record
Recording: When the recorder is connected to an external set-top box, such
as a cable box or satellite receiver, you can set the RC797T to record the
incoming video signal on the AV1 input. You can enter the desired channel on the
set-top box when the recording event is programmed, and the recorder will change
the channel on the set-top box before the recording begins. Note: The
set-top box must remain turned on at all times, and the supplied IR control
cable must be used.
Simultaneous Play and Record:
You can play a DVD while recording a program on the VCR. You cannot play or
record both DVD and VCR at the same time.
Recording: When using a DVD-RAM disc, you can start playback from the
beginning of a title while continuing to record it. You can watch the playback
in full screen or as a Picture-in-Picture with what is currently being recorded.
When viewing as PIP, you can switch between the PIP window and Main window.
Playback cannot be started until at least 30 seconds after recording starts.
External Inputs: You can record from external components, such as a
camcorder or VCR. The recorder has three inputs: AV1 (rear panel), AV2 (front
panel) and DV (front panel). You can record onto tape or DVD from the external
DVD Editing: Using
the Title List menu, you can edit video content. For discs recorded in the VR
mode, you can directly edit the original content, or create and edit a playlist.
The Playlist doesn't change the original content, but controls how the content
is played back.
In order to play DVDs on other players, the disc must be finalized.
Finalizing "fixes" the recordings and edits in place so the disc can be played
on a regular DVD player or computer with a suitable DVD-ROM drive.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Inputs: The LG
RC797T has three A/V inputs: composite video/stereo RCA audio on the back panel,
composite video/stereo RCA audio on the front panel, and DV (IEEE 1394) on the
front panel. The composite video inputs can be used to connect a VCR, cable
boxes, or satellite set-top box. The DV input can be used to connect a digital
camcorder or D-VHS video deck.
recorder has outputs that allow you to connect the unit to virtually any TV. You
can connect the recorder to a TV via composite video, S-Video, or component
video. (Video from both the VCR and the DVD player are output from these analog
video outputs.) A set of stereo RCA audio outputs is provided for each output. The unit
also has an HDMI output which sends digital audio and video signals on a single
cable. The output resolution for the component video output is 480i/480p, and
for the HDMI output, the resolution is 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i.
Two digital audio outputs, one coaxial and one optical, are provided for
connecting to A/V receivers with digital multi-channel decoders for Dolby
Digital, MPEG 2 and DTS.
Connections: The recorder has two RF coaxial jacks for use with an
over-the-air antenna or a coax cable TV connection. One jack is an input from an
antenna, cable box, or wall jack. The other is an RF output for connecting an
older TV without A/V connections. Note: You can also view video from either
the VCR or the DVD player through the RF output.
USB Input: The
front panel USB input is for playing MP3, WMA, or JPEG files from a USB Flash
Drive. It is not compatible with USB-based hard disc drive media players.