Dvd recording, Before recording, Recording mode – Sony RDR-VX521 User Manual
Page 48: Recording a stereo/sap program
Before you start recording…
• This recorder can record on various disc types.
Select the disc type according to your needs
• Check that the disc has enough available space
To play a disc recorded with this recorder on other
equipment, finalize the disc (page 91).
• Timer recordings will start with or without the recorder
turned on. The recorder automatically turns off after a
recording has finished.
• This recorder records at ×1 speed.
• This recorder shares a single tuner for both the DVD
recorder and the VCR. You cannot record different
programs to a DVD and a VHS tape at the same time.
Like the SP or EP recording mode of VCRs, this
recorder has eight different recording modes.
Select a recording mode according to the time and
picture quality you need. For example, if picture
quality is your top priority, select “HQ” (high
quality). If recording time is your priority, “SLP”
can be a possible choice.
Press REC MODE repeatedly to switch the
Recording mode and recording time
The following table is an approximate guide for
the recording time on a single DVD (4.7 GB).
The approximate recording time for DVD+R DL
(Double Layer)/DVD-R DL (Dual Layer) discs is as
HQ: 1 hour 48 minutes
HSP: 2 hours 42 minutes
SP: 3 hours 37 minutes
LSP: 4 hours 31 minutes
ESP: 5 hours 25 minutes
LP: 7 hours 14 minutes
EP: 10 hours 51 minutes
SLP: 14 hours 28 minutes
Situations below may cause slight inaccuracies with the
– Recording a program with poor reception, or a program
or video source of low picture quality
– Recording on a disc that has already been edited
– Recording only a still picture or just sound
Recording a stereo/SAP program
The recorder can receive and record stereo/SAP
When a stereo program is received, the
“STEREO” indicator lights up in the front panel
display. If there is noise in the stereo program,
press AUDIO repeatedly until the “MONO”
indicator disappears from the TV screen. The
sound will be recorded in monaural but with less
I want to record with the
best possible picture
quality, so I’ll select HQ.
HQ (High quality)
SP (Standard mode)
SLP (Long duration)