DZ-GX20A / DZ-MV730A / DZ-MV780A
HITACHI AMERICA, LTD.
HOME ELECTRONICS DIVISION
900 Hitachi Way
Chula Vista, CA 91914-3556
Service Hotline: 1-800-HITACHI
HITACHI CANADA LTD.
DIGITAL MEDIA DIVISION
2495 Meadowpine Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6C3
Service Direct: 1-800-HITACHI
QR35602 ©Hitachi, Ltd. 2005
Printed in Japan OG-H(I)
This manual was printed
with soy based ink.
Printed on recycled paper
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Thank you for buying a Hitachi product. Please take time to become familiar with the manual and how it
is set up. Keep it handy for future reference.
Be sure to read page 181 before unpacking the provided CD-ROM.
The illustrations of DZ-MV780A and DZ-MV730A are
shown only on the front cover of this instruction manual.
The method for operating the DZ-MV780A and DZ-MV730A
is the same as that for DZ-GX20A.
For Your Safety
The power switch turns the DVD video camera/recorder on and off, leaving the date/time feature unaffected. If the
camera/recorder is to be left unattended for a long period of time, turn it off.
The DVD video camera/recorder and AC
adapter/charger have the following caution
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
Many television programs and films
are copyrighted. In certain circumstances, copy-
right law may apply to private in-home
videotaping of copyrighted materials.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Identifications of caution marks
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT
EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, USE THE
RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD,
BE SURE TO USE THE SPECIFIED AC ADAPTER/
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
The liquid crystal display (LCD) panel is
made by highly precise technology. More than
99.99% of its picture elements (pixels) are
effective, but some (less than 0.01%) may
appear as colored bright dots. This does not
indicate a fault as the LCD panel stretches the
limits of current technology.
This symbol warns the user that
uninsulated voltage within the unit
may have sufficient magnitude to cause
electric shock. Therefore, it is dangerous
to make any kind of contact with any
inside part of this unit.
This symbol alerts the user that
important literature concerning the
operation and maintenance of this unit
has been included. Therefore, it should
be read carefully to avoid any
This product contains a laser diode of higher
class than 1. To ensure continued safety, do
not remove any covers or attempt to gain
access to the inside of the product. Refer all
servicing to qualified personnel.
Microsoft®, Windows®, Windows® Me, Windows® 2000 Professional, and Windows® XP are
registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel®, Pentium® Processor, and Celeron® Processor are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
IBM® and PC/AT® are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
"Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Other company names and product names listed are trademarks or brand names belonging to each
SD logo is a trademark.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept
any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct by one or more of the following
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Caution to the user:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer void
the user's authority to operate the equipment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality standards in the manufacture of your video product, safety is a
major factor in the design of every instrument. But, safety is your responsibility too.
This page lists important information that will help to assure your enjoyment and proper use of DVD video camera/
recorder and accessory equipment.
1 Read these instructions.
2 Keep these instructions.
3 Heed all warnings.
4 Follow all instructions.
5 Do not use this apparatus near water.
6 Clean only with dry cloth.
7 Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8 Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9 Protect the power cord from being walked on or
pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the
10 Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
11 Use only with the cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with
the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
12 Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
13 Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has been
damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or
plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects
have fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
14 The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or
splashing and that no objects filled with liquids,
such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Cautions When Using
Handle the liquid crystal display (LCD) with care:
The LCD is a very delicate display device: Do not press its surface with force, hit it or prick it with
a sharp object.
If you push the LCD surface, unevenness in display may occur. If unevenness does not disappear
soon, turn the DVD video camera/recorder off, wait for a few moments, and then turn it on again.
Do not place the DVD video camera/recorder with the open LCD screen down.
Close the LCD monitor when not using the DVD video camera/recorder.
Liquid crystal display (LCD) and viewfinder:
The LCD screen and viewfinder are the products of highly precise technology. Among the total
number of pixels (approx. 120,000 pixels for LCD monitor and equivalent to approx. 200,000 pixels
for viewfinder), 0.01% or less pixels may be missing (black dots) or may remain lit as colored dots
(red, blue, green). This shows the limitations of the current technology, and does not indicate a
fault that will interfere with recording.
The LCD screen and viewfinder will be slightly dimmer than usual when the DVD video camera/
recorder is at low temperature, as in cold areas, or immediately after power is turned on. Normal
brightness will be restored when the temperature inside the DVD video camera/recorder rises.
Hold the DVD video camera/recorder correctly:
Do not hold the viewfinder or LCD monitor when lifting the DVD video camera/recorder: The
viewfinder or LCD monitor could detach and the DVD video camera/recorder may fall.
Do not subject the DVD video camera/recorder to impact:
This DVD video camera/recorder is a precision machine. Take great care that you do not strike it
against a hard object or let it fall.
When using a tripod, firmly secure the DVD video camera/recorder on it. Do not use the DVD
video camera/recorder with a tripod in a place where it is subject to severe vibrations or impact.
No sand or dust!
Fine sand or dust entering the DVD video camera/recorder or AC adapter/charger could cause
malfunctions or defects.
No water or oil!
Water or oil entering the DVD video camera/recorder or AC adapter/charger could cause electric
shock, malfunctions or defects.