There was no "initial setup" display when connected. Furthermore the DVD tray opened on command from the remote and the quick start instructions say it is not supposed to open until "initial setup is completed".
I couldn't find any way to get to an "initial setup menu" so I just hit the "menu" button.
The Menu display only allows me to select General settings or Timer programs. The remaining items on the main menu display (Title List /Disc edit / HDDmenu / Dubbing) are all greyed out. I went thru all the General settings, set the time and autoprogrammed in the analog channels with no problems. Those other menu items are still greyed out and not selectable. Any idea why?
Maybe there is still something else needs to be set up?
Is there a way to recall the "initial setup" menu?
This Autostart Recording function bugs me! There are times I would use it but I'd like the option to turn it off. Is there any way to turn off the "Autostart Recording" function? I've looked thru the manual and don't see any option to turn it off. This seems like unnecessary wear on the hard drive and I'm not going to need it most of the time.
Well maybe I need to read thru the manual more thoroughly but I'm kinda turned off by the condition of this thing on opening it.
Any help on the above questions much appreciated. Thanks!