Philips DVDR 5500 Recorder

i have just bought one of the Philips DVD recorders model DVDR 5500, when i record it manually and watch at the same time is there any way of getting rid of the annoying recording bar near the bottom of the screen that shows how much time the recording is taking and how much the total recording time is, there must be a way of not having it displayed?, help appreciated.
thanks, nez2768.

Does it have a button marked DISPLAY?

thanks i got it sorted, it was the info button that cleared the screen.