How to Set Up a Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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The Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK is a DVD recorder that comes equipped with a VCR, a digital tuner, an SD memory card slot, HDMI compatibility and a USB terminal. To use the device you must first integrate it into your home entertainment system. The rear panel of the recorder features audio/video input and output ports as well as RF input and output ports for use with cable or satellite television. The DMR-EZ48VK comes packaged with the cables required for installation; however, complex setups may require the purchase of additional cables.

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Things you need

  • 75-Ohm coaxial cable
  • Audio/video cable
  • 2 AA batteries

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  1. 1

    Connect the cable line to the port on the rear of the recorder labelled "RF IN." Connect one end of a 75-Ohm coaxial cable to the port on the rear of the recorder labelled "RF OUT." Connect the remaining end of the cable to the port on the rear of your television labelled "VHF/UHF RF IN."

  2. 2

    Insert the red plug on the audio/video cable into the "AUDIO IN" port on the recorder labelled "R." Insert the white plug into the port labelled "L." Insert the yellow plug into the port labelled "VIDEO IN." Insert the plugs located at the opposite end of the cable into the matching ports on the rear of your television.

  3. 3

    Plug one end of the power cord into the matching port on the rear of the recorder. Connect the remaining end to a nearby electrical socket. Open the cover on the rear of the remote and insert two AA batteries; close the cover on the remote.

  4. 4

    Turn on your television. Point the remote at the recorder. Press the power button located in the upper-left corner of the remote. Use the channel selection button, located to the right of the number pad on the remote, to cycle through the channels until you see the language selection screen.

  5. 5

    Use the navigation arrows on the remote, located below the DVD/VCR playback controls, to select the desired display language. Press the "OK" button, located in the centre of the navigation arrows, to confirm your selection. Follow the onscreen instructions to finish inputting the rest of the recorder's settings.

Tips and warnings

  • If you use a cable box, connect the audio/video ports from the box to the recorder, then from the recorder to the television; connect the cable line to the recorder, then connect the RF ports from the recorder to the cable box and from the box to the television.
  • A satellite receiver installation is almost identical to a cable box installation; however, the "RF OUT" port on the receiver connects directly to the television's "RF IN" port.
  • If you are connecting to a HDMI-compatible television, attach the HDMI cable to the "HDMI AV OUT" port on the rear of the recorder and the "HDMI IN" port on the television.

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