O!PLAY Blu-ray/HD Media Player BDS-700/BDS-500 Owner’s Manual Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved O!PLAY Blu-ray/HD Media Player BDS-700/BDS-500 Owner’s Manual Original Issue: August 2011 Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revision or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications. ASUS makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Record the model number, serial number, purchase date, and place of purchase information in the space provided below. The serial number and model number are recorded on the label affixed to your player. All correspondence concerning your unit should include the serial number, model number, and purchase information. O!PLAY Blu-ray/HD Media Player BDS-700/BDS-500 Model Number : __________________________________ Serial Number:____________________________________ Purchase Date: ___________________________________ Place of Purchase: ________________________________ All trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective companies. NOTICE iii 1 NOTICE Cautions and Warnings WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product. Laser compliance statement The optical drive in this player is a laser product. The optical drive’s classification label (shown below) is located on the drive. WARNING: Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Slots and openings in the system are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from over heating. The openings shall be never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product shall not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instruction has been adhered to. CAUTION: CLASS 3B VISIBLE OR INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN. DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM. Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. Safety Information 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. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to anyone. 8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. 9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. iv 12. 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. 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time. 14. 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. 15. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no object filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus. Warning: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. 16. The player shall be connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection. 17. An appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect device shall remain readily operable. FCC Statement 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. (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Warning! 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 when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. 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. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Contents v 1 NOTICE Playing Video Files To access video files in the Video menu: File Folder Playback Playing Photo Files Cautions and Warnings Safety Information Laser compliance statement Important Safety Instructions FCC Statement iii iii iii iii iv To access photo files in the Photo menu: Playing Music/Audio Files To access music files in the Music menu: Accessing Internet Services Youtube Internet Radio Picasa Flickr 2 Introductions Option Menu Under Disc, Video and Music Playback Under Photo Playback Playable Discs File Compatibility 1 2 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 21 22 7 Advanced Operation 3 Parts And Control Opening the Box The Remote Control The Blu-ray/HD Media Player Front Panel LCD Display Rear Panel 4 5 7 Special functions on Remote Control DLNA operation Setup Menu Playback Video Audio Network 7 7 8 23 25 25 25 26 26 27 8 4 Appendix Installation Maintenance Connecting the Blu-ray/HD Media Player 9 Connecting the player to your display Connecting your player to your AVR Connecting a USB device Connecting the AC power cord 9 10 11 11 Preparing the Remote Control Network Connections 12 12 Wired Network Connection Wireless Network Connection 12 12 5 Getting Started Easy Setup Wizard Network Setup Wired Network Setup Wireless Network Setup 14 15 15 16 6 General Operation Home Menu Overview Playing BD-Video/DVD-Video/Audio CD Disc Enjoying BD-LIVE Enjoying Blu-ray 3D Region Code 17 17 17 17 18 Notes on Discs Handling the Unit 28 28 28 Updating the Firmware 28 Manual Update Online Update 28 28 Troubleshooting 30 Parental Control Area Code 31 Trademarks and Licenses 32 Video Output Resolution 34 Audio Output Resolution 35 Speaker Setup (Under PCM Multi-channel mode) 36 File Format Support and Limitation 37 Product Specifications 41 Important Information Relating to Network Service42 Internet Radio Service Notice 42 Open Source Software Notice 42 1 2 Introductions Playable Discs Type Disc Logo Blu-Ray Disc* Type Detail BD-Video BD-R, BD-RE,BD-ROM 3D BD-Video DVD Disc DVD-Video DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW Audio CD CD Disc CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM Notes: 1. Customers should note that permission is required in order to download MP3 / WMA files and music from the Internet. ASUS has no right to grant such permission. Permission should always be sought from the copyright owner. 5. If you record a disc using a personal computer, even if it is recorded in a compatible format, there are cases in which it may not play because of the settings of the application software used to create the disc. (Check with the software publisher for more detailed information.) 2. Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not be playable depending on the disc type and the version. 6. This player requires discs and recordings to meet certain technical standards in order to achieve optimal playback quality. 3. Depending on the recording software & the finalization, some recorded discs (CD-R/RW, DVD±R/ RW, BD-R/RE) may not be playable. 7. Depending on the conditions of the recording equipment or the CD-R/RW (or DVD±R/RW) disc itself, some CD-R/ RW (or DVD±R/RW) discs cannot be played on the unit. 4. BD-R/RE, DVD±R/RW and CD-R/RW discs recorded using a personal computer or a DVD or CD Recorder may not play if the disc is damaged or dirty, or if there is dirt or condensation on the player’s lens. 8. Pre-recorded DVDs are automatically set to these standards. There are many different types of recordable disc formats (including CD-R containing MP3 or WMA files) and these require certain pre-existing conditions to ensure compatible playback. Introductions 2 • The AVCHD format is a high definition digital video camera format. • The MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 format is capable of compressing images at higher efficiency than that of the conventional image compressing format. • Some AVCHD discs use the “x.v.Color” format. • This player can playback AVCHD discs using “x.v.Color” format. USB External Storage • Supported: USB Mass storage class devices. Max. 1 Ampere current supply for each USB port. Some AVCHD format discs may not play depending on the recording condition. • AVCHD format discs need to be finalized. • “x.v.Color” offers a wider color range than normal DVD camcorder discs. File Compatibility Note: See “File Format Support and Limitation” on page 37 for more details on limitations. File System Supported: FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT3. AV File Formats Supported: Avi, DivX, Mkv, Ts (m2t), Mt2s (.mts), Mpg, Vob, Mpeg, Wmv/Asf, Mov, Mp4, 3gp, M4v, Flv, Rmvb AVCHC and AVCHD logo are trademarks of Matsushita Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd. And Sony Corporation. DivX® Plus HD Audio File Formats Supported: Mp3, Wma, Flac, Aac, Ogg, Wav, Ac3, Mka, Aiff, M4a, Dts Picture File Formats Supported: Bmp, Jpg, Jpeg, Png, Gif, Tif, Tiff Subtitle File Formats Supported: PGS, Sub+IDX, Smi, Srt, Ssa ISO file and Others Supoprted: BD-ISO, DVD-ISO (vob+ifo), file folder playback as ISO with BD/DVD folder (BDMV/ Video_TS folder inside) Disc Support BD Media Supported: BD-Rom, BD-RE SL, DL, BD-R SL, DL BD Profile supported: 1.0/1.1/2.0/5.0 (3D) Disc Support DVD Media Supported: DVD-Video SL/DL, DVD-R DL, DVDRW, DVD+R/DVD+R DL Disc Support CD Media Supported: CD-DA, CD-R/CD-RW Others Supported: AVCHD, BD managed copy disc AVCHD AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) • This player can playback AVCHD format discs. These discs are normally recorded and used in camcorders. DivX Plus HD was launched in 2009 and is the brand name for the file type that DivX, Inc. has chosen for their high definition video format. DivX Plus HD files consist of high definition H.264/MPEG4 AVC video with surround sound Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, wrapped up in the openstandard Matroska container, identified by the .mkv file extension. DivX Plus HD files leverage and extend on Matroska's ability to support multiple language tracks, subtitles, chapters, and additional bonus content. DivX® Plus HD Profile DivX has defined profiles which are subsets of MPEG-4/AVI and H264/MKV standards. Because the grouping is a specific subset of what is in the standards, there are certification processes for each of the profiles that device manufacturers must follow. All DivX Plus HD certified devices bearing a DivX Plus logo will adhere to the profile outlined in the table below, as would any tools that support the DivX profiles. DivX Plus HD devices are also tested for compliance against the DivX HD 1080p profile for MPEG4/AVI certification in order to maintain backwards compatibility. 3 Profile +HD 1080p Codec MPEG4 part 10 (H.264) File Extension(s) .mkv Max. resolution (px×px×Hz) 1920×1080×30, 1280×720×60 Max VBV bit rate (bit/s) VCL: 20000000, NAL: 24000000 Min. VBV buffer size (KiB) VCL: 3200, NAL: 3840 Macroblocks (per second) 244800 Subtitles 8×SRT, SSA Audio 8×MP3,AC3,AAC Compatibility Note Because BD-ROM is a new format, certain disc, digital connection and other compatibility issues are possible. If you experience compatibility problems, please contact ASUS Customer Service Center. Viewing high-definition content and upconverting standard DVD content may require a HDMI-capable input or HDCP capable DVI input on your display device. Some BD-ROM and DVD discs may restrict the use of some operation commands or features. Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTSHD are supported with maximum 7.1 channels if you use HDMI connection for the audio output of the unit. Parts And Control 4 3 Parts And Control Audio/Video Cable Owner’s Manual Opening the Box Quick Start Guide Please check if the following items are inside the box: Blu-ray/HD Media Player Warranty Card Power Cord Remote Control AAA Battery x 2 5 The Remote Control No. Icon Descriptions [RESOLUTION] Switch output resolution. See “Resolution” on page 23 for more information. The available functions of the remote control differ depending on the media/disc inserted or situation. [ANGLE] Changes camera angle. See “Angle” on page 23 for more information. [MUSIC MODE] Select EQ modes. See “Music Mode” on page 23 for more information. [SPLENDID] Selects scene modes. See “Splendid” on page 23 for more information. [DIMMER] Turns on/off theLCD Display. See “Dimmer” on page 23 for more information. [ZOOM] Change zoom in and out level of display frame. See “Zoom” on page 23 for more information. [PURE AUDIO] Turns off video output (HDMI may output black). See “Pure Audio” on page 24 for more information. No. Icon 4 0~9 Numeric buttons: Enters the title/chapter numbers, etc. 5 [VOL] Adjust the volume of the display. 6 [MUTE] Turns off audio output. 7 [OPTION] Turns on the option menu. Different file formats have different options. 8 [SUBTITLE] Change or turn off subtitle language. Press this button 2 times within two (2) seconds to switch between subtitle tracks when viewing DivX encoded video. 9 [AUDIO] Changes audio languages or channels. 10 [TOP MENU] Invoke Blu-ray top menu or DVD title menu. 11 [POPUP MENU] Invoke Blu-ray Pop up menu or DVD title menu. Descriptions 1 [OPEN/CLOSE] Open or closes the disc tray. 2 [POWER] Toggles between power on and standby. 3 [PIP] Turns on/off Bonus view PIP/SAP. See “PIP” on page 23 for more information. Parts And Control 6 No. 12 Icon Descriptions Move the highlight to select displayed item. Note: The up, down, left and right direction keys will be represented by ↑,↓,← ,→ symbols in the instructions. Confirmation of selected item in menu. 13 [HOME] Go to Home Menu of the player. 14 [RETURN] Back to previous menu or mode. 15 [STOP] Stop playback. [PLAY] Play selected media. [PAUSE] Pause selected media. [PREVIOUS] Skip to previous track of chapter. [REVERSE] Fast reverse playback. [FORWARD] Fast forward playback. [NEXT] Skip to next track or chapter. 16 Shortcut keys for interactive functions based on contents. 17 [TITLE] Only applicable with DivX file format. During playback of a file with multiple titles or editions, pressing TITLE button will start playback of the next title or edition 18 [INFO] Show media playback status informations. 7 The Blu-ray/HD Media Player Front Panel No. Item Description 1 LCD Display Displays status of the player. 2 Disc Tray Place disc on the tray to play. 3 IR Receiver For receiving signals from the remote control. 4 Eject Eject the disc from the player. 5 Play / Pause Start and pause playback. 6 Stop Stop playback. 7 Power Switch / Power Indicator Light Turn player on or off. Blue: On Red: Standby 8 USB Port Connects to an external device with USB connector like an external hard drive, flash drive, or USB Wi-Fi network adapter (BDS-500 only). Maximum current output is 1 Ampere. LCD Display Icons Descriptions Icons Descriptions Lights up when user enables the Repeat function. See “Under Disc, Video and Music Playback” on page 21 for more information. Lights up when Audio CD is present. Lights up when user enables the Random function. See “Under Disc, Video and Music Playback” on page 21 for more information. Lights up when an USB storage device is recognized. Lights up during playback. Lights up when a HDMI device is detected. Lights up when a disc is present. Lights up during pause. Parts And Control 8 Lights up when BD-Video is present. Lights up when system detects Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital 5.1/6.1 audio file and starts playback. Lights up when DVD-Video is present. Lights up when system detects DTS, DTS 5.1 or DTS 7.1 audio file and starts playback. Rear Panel No. Item Description 1 LAN Port Connects to a LAN cable. 2 Component and Composite Ports Y, Pb, Pr, Yellow, Red and White connectors for video and audio left/right output. 3 HDMI Sub Audio Out Connects to Audio only HDMI input devices. Available only for BDS-700 model. 4 Main AV Out Connects to HDMI input devices such as LCD TVs or Audio Video Receiver (AVR). 5 Audio Ports Digital audio output ports for coaxial and optical input devices such as surround sound systems. 6 USB Port Connects to an external device with USB connector like an external hard drive, flash drive, or USB Wi-Fi network adapter (BDS-500 only). Maximum current output is 1 A. 7 Label Contains the following: a. DVD region code b. BD region code c. MAC address of your player d. Serial number of your player 8 AC-In Power cable which connects to a wall outlet. 9 4 Installation Connecting the Blu-ray/HD Media Player Tip: Do not plug the AC power cord into the power socket until you have made all the necessary connections. Note: The model used in the illustrations below is BDS-700. BDS-500 has only one HDMI port (A/V out). Connecting the player to your display HDMI connection (Direct to Display): HDMI connection (Through AVR): Note: If your AVR does not support HDMI version 1.4, the 3D-BD contents may not be displayed. To remedy this problem, see “Separated HDMI audio and video connection (BDS-700 only)” on page 11. Installation 10 Component display with audio connection: Composite display with audio connection: Note: Component and Composite video output resolution might be restricted depending on the contents. See page 35 for more information. Connecting your player to your AVR HDMI connection SPDIF Digital audio connection Analog audio connection 11 Separated HDMI audio and video connection (BDS-700 only) Connecting a USB device You can connect a USB device (external hard drive, digital video, flash drive, etc.) to your player. Connecting the AC power cord Installation 12 Preparing the Remote Control Insert two (2) size AAA batteries by matching the + and - ends on the batteries to the markings inside the battery compartment. Network Connections Wired Network Connection For wired network connection, connect one end of the LAN cable (RJ45) to the router and the other end to your player. Wireless Network Connection Your player is also equipped with a wireless LAN which can connect to a wireless router. Notes: The model BDS-700 comes with a wireless capability built into the player. The model BDS-500 have a recommended optional USB wireless adapter which you can purchase from authorized ASUS dealer. The recommended wireless USB adapter for the BDS-500 are ASUS Wireless USB Adapter USB-N10 and USB-N13. 13 When connecting the wireless USB adapter to the BDS-500, you can either connect it to the front or back USB connectors. Note: See user’s manual of your router and/or broadband modem for more information on how to connect to the internet. Getting Started 14 5 5. Select the TV system of your output display and press Next. Getting Started Easy Setup Wizard After making sure that you have properly set up the all the required connections, you can now power on the player. 6. Select the output resolution and press Next. If this is the first time to power on the system, do the following. 1. Turn on your TV. 2. Turn on your player by pressing the power. The power indicator lights blue indicating that the player is turned on or has power. 3. Point the remote control at the player and press POWER. The Easy Setup Wizard screen will be displayed. Press Run to continue or Exit to leave the Setup Wizard. • Auto (HDMI Only) - Choose this option if your player is connected to an HDMI output device. • 480i... 1080p - Outputs 480i to 1080p video signals. Please refer to your display device manual for the resolutions supported. 7. Select the aspect ratio of your screen and press Next. 4. Select your preferred language for the onscreen display menu and press Next. • 4:3 Letter Box - Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected. Displays theatrical images with masking bars above and below the picture. • 4:3 Pan Scan - Select when a standard 4:3 TV is connected. Displays pictures cropped to fill your 15 TV screen. Both sides of the pictures are cut off. • 16:9 Wide - Select when a 16:9 wide TV is connected. The 4:3 picture is adjusted horizontally (in a linear proportion) to fill the entire screen. • 16:9 Wide Auto - Select when a 16:9 wide TV is connected. The 4:3 picture is displayed with an original 4:3 aspect ratio, with black bars appearing at the left and right sides of the pictures. The Home menu will show the screen shot below: Network Setup Note: Please refer to your display device manual for the aspect ratios supported. Wired Network Setup 8. Select the audio setting and press Next. If you have a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server (can be a computer, router, access point, etc.) on a LAN (Local Area Network), you must configure it in order to use the wired network. See your server’s manual on how to configure it. After you have finished the configuration, see page 12 for more information on network connection. 1. Use the navigation buttons and navigate to the Setup menu and press OK. 2. Navigate to the Network menu and press → . 3. Select the IP Configuration and press → . • • • Primary Pass Through - if your audio output device (i.e. amplifier) supports the pass through function. PCM Multi Ch. - If your Pulse Code Modulation (PCM) support Multiple Channel. See “Speaker Setup (Under PCM Multi-channel mode)” on page 36 for more information. 4. Select Wired and press OK. 5. A dialog box asking "The new setting resets the existing one. Continue?". Press Yes to continue. 6. In the “Wired IP configuration”, you can choose AUTO or Manual to set your setting. Press OK to continue or Cancel. PCM Stereo - Select this item if you connect this unit’s HDMI Out or Digital Audio Out jack to a device with two-channel digital stereo decoder. See “Audio Output Resolution” on page 35 for more information. 9. Press OK to confirm your settings. Press Previous to return to the previous menu. 7. Navigate to the Connection Status to view your connection status. Getting Started 16 Wireless Network Setup If your player is equipped with a wireless LAN (BDS700) or wireless USB adapter (optional for BDS500), you must configure your wireless access point or router to connect to a wireless network. See your wireless access point’s user’s manual for more information. After you have finished the configuration, follow the instructions below to finish the wireless network setup. 1. Use the navigation buttons and navigate to the Setup menu and press OK. 2. Navigate to the Network menu and press → . 3. Select the IP Configuration and press → . 4. Select Wireless and press OK. 5. A dialog box asking "The new setting resets the existing one. Continue?". Press Yes to continue. 6. The Access Point screen will be displayed. Choose the router you need to connect, then enter the password for the router using the on screen keyboard. Press Enter on the keyboard after you have enter the password. 7. In the “Wireless IP Configuration”, you can choose AUTO or Manual to set your setting. Press OK to continue or Cancel. 8. Navigate to the Connection Status to view your connection status.. 17 6 General Operation Home Menu Overview The player’s intuitive and easy to navigate onscreen menus allow for simple and easy operation. During normal operation, press HOME on the remote control to display the Home menu screen. INTERNET Provides quick link to Internet services. See “Accessing Internet Services” on page 20 for more information. Makes the player-related settings. See “Setup Menu” on page 25 for more information. SETUP Playing BD-Video/DVDVideo/Audio CD Disc When a disc is inserted into the player, it will ask you if you want to play the disc. When a disc is already in the player, press PLAY to play the disc. The Disc menu will display the kind of disc that is inserted into the player. Example, if a Blu-ray disc is inserted, the Disc menu will show “Blu-ray” in the menu. Enjoying BD-LIVE There are six main categories on the Home menu screen. Use the navigation buttons on the remote control to highlight an icon and press OK to select. Icon MEDIA Description Press play to start the playback of BDVideo, DVD-Video and Audio CD in your player. VIDEO Displays all video files from an external storage device. See “Playing Video Files” on page 18 for more information. PHOTO Displays all image files from an external storage device. See “Playing Photo Files” on page 18 for more information. MUSIC Displays all audio files from an external storage device. See “Playing Music/Audio Files” on page 19 for more information. Some BD-ROMs with the “BD-LIVE” logo have bonus content and other data that can be downloaded for enjoyment. Prepare for BD-LIVE 1. Connect the player to a network. See page 12 for network connection. 2. Go to “Setup Menu” on page 25, then to the Playback. Set the BD-LIVE connection to Permitted. 3. Download the BD-LIVE content. The operation method differs depending on the disc. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the disc. Enjoying Blu-ray 3D You can enjoy a Blu-ray 3D Disc with the “Blu-ray 3D” logo. General Operation 18 Prepare for Blu-ray 3D Disc playback 1. Connect the player to your 3D-compatible display device using a High Speed HDMI cable. You can turn off the 3D feature of a video. See “Video” on page 26 for more information. 2. Insert the Blu-ray 3D disc. The operation method differs depending on the disc. Refer to the instruction manual supplied with the disc. No. Description 1 Available devices including external storage devices, data disc, and DLNA server connected to the player. See “DLNA operation” on page 25 for more information. 2 Video files that are available in the selected connected device. The highlighted file (the one with the white square) is the selected file. 3 Preview of the selected video file. File preview are not supported by some files. 4 Information of the selected video file. 5 Ascending or descending order options Region Code This player will only play BD-Video or DVD-Video set to “All” or with the same region code as the label in your player. See “Rear Panel” on page 8 for the exact location of the label. (A-Z or Z-A). Press the green button Playing Video Files The player allows you to browse and play videos and movies stored on an external storage device including external storage device, data disc, DLNA server. See “DLNA operation” on page 25 for more information on DLNA server. To access video files in the Video menu: 1. On the Home menu screen, use the arrow keys to navigate to the VIDEO icon. A list of connected devices, if any, will be displayed. 2. Use the arrow keys to select the connected devices and press OK to select. A list of folders or video files that are in the connected device will be shown. 3. Navigate to the video you want to view and press OK to play. See “File Format Support and Limitation” on page 37 for more information on supported files. on the remote control to invoke this option. 6 List or thumbnail view option. Press the red button on the remote control to invoke this option. File Folder Playback When you navigate to a file folder with a BDMV/ Video_TS files, just press Play on your remote control and it will playback just like a BD or DVD disc. Playing Photo Files The player allows you to browse and view photos stored on an external storage device including external storage device, data disc, DLNA server. See “DLNA operation” on page 25 for more information on DLNA server. To access photo files in the Photo menu: 1. On the Home menu screen, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Photo icon. A list of connected devices, if any, will be displayed. 2. Use the arrow keys to select the connected devices and press OK to select. A list of folders or photos that are in the connected device will be shown. 19 3. Navigate to the photo you want to view and press OK to start viewing it. See “File Format Support and Limitation” on page 37 for more information on supported files. To access music files in the Music menu: 1. On the Home menu screen, use the arrow keys to navigate to the Music icon. A list of connected devices, if any, will be displayed. 2. Use the arrow keys to select the connected devices and press OK to select. A list of folders or music files that are in the connected device will be shown. 3. Navigate to the music file you want to listen and press OK to play. See “File Format Support and Limitation” on page 37 for more information on supported files. No. Description 1 Available devices including external storage devices, data disc, and DLNA server connected to the player. See “DLNA operation” on page 25 for more information. 2 Photo files that are available in the selected connected device. The highlighted file (the one with the white square) is the selected file. 3 Preview of the selected photo file. File preview is not supported by some files. 4 Information of the selected photo file. 5 Ascending or descending order options (A-Z or Z-A). Press the green button No. Description 1 Available devices including external storage devices, data disc, and DLNA server connected to the player. See “DLNA operation” on page 25 for more information. 2 Music files that are available in the selected connected device. The highlighted file (the one with the white square) is the selected file. 3 Information of the selected music file. 4 Ascending or descending order options on the remote control to invoke this option. 6 List or thumbnail view option. Press the red button on the remote control to invoke this option. (A-Z or Z-A). Press the green button on the remote control to invoke this option. Playing Music/Audio Files 5 List or thumbnail view option. Press the red button on the remote control to invoke this option. The player allows you to browse and listen to music files stored on an external storage device including external storage device, data disc, DLNA server. See “DLNA operation” on page 25 for more information on DLNA server. General Operation 20 Accessing Internet Services No. Description 1 Search bar for searching videos available on YouTube. Press OK to invoke the on screen keyboard or use Smart phone as remote control to input text. See “Smartphone Remote Controller” on page 24 for more information. 2 Available videos on the selected category. 3 Categories of videos. The player is fully integrated with the most popular Internet services. You can use the player to access radio, music, videos and pictures from any of the following Internet content providers. Internet Radio To access Internet Radio Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Internet icon; then select Radio and press OK. Note: Before you can use these services, make sure a network connection has been established. See “Network” on page 27 for more information. Youtube To access Youtube 1. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Internet icon; then select Youtube and press OK. 2. The Youtube page will be shown with the most popular video at the moment on the front page. Notes: You can also search for videos that are available on the website by using the search menu. If you have an account on Youtube, you can sign in to access your account. You can set the filters for videos, set the Language and Region by going to the Settings menu. No. Description 1 Categories of radio. 2 Available radio channels on the selected category. 3 Status of the selected radio channel. 4 Options to add or remove my favorite. Picasa To access Picasa Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Internet icon; then select Picasa and press OK. 21 No. Description 1 Picasa menu items. 2 Available pictures uploaded to your Picasa account. 3 No. Description 1 Flickr menu items. 2 Available pictures uploaded to your Flickr account. 3 Options available for your pictures. Options available for your pictures. Flickr To access Flickr Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Internet icon; then select Flickr and press OK. If you have an existing Flickr account, you have to get an authorization code from the Flickr website before you can access it on your player. Please visit: http://www.flickr.com/auth-72157626087429922 to get an authorization code. Type this authorization code into the player. Note: If you log out of your Flickr account on the player, you cannot use the authorization code to log it again. You have to get a new authorization code in order to log in to your account. To save you the trouble of getting an authorization code again, it is recommended that you don’t log out of your Flickr account on the player unless necessary. Option Menu When you press the option button on the remote control, depending on the disc or file being played, a dialog box will be displayed on the screen with items that are relevant to the disc or file being played. Under Disc, Video and Music Playback During playback, press the option button to display a dialog box with these options: Item Options Repeat Repeat lets you have the options to select the following: [Repeat Off] Turns off repeat. [Repeat One] Keep playing the same file over and over again. [Repeat All] Keep playing the files inside a selected folder over and over again. [Repeat Random] Keep playing the files inside a selected folder at random. Time Search This function lets you input the time in which you want to skip to when playing a file. General Operation 22 Item Options Subtitle Menu (Video only) This function allows you to adjust the font size, select the font location, and select the font language. Some video may not support this function. Select Track (Music only) This function lets you jump to a selected track inside the selected folder. Photo slideshow with music Under Photo Playback Photo slideshow No. Description 1 Press the direction arrow to the right to select the music file to play during photo slideshow. 2 Select the folders containing the music files. to After selecting the folder, press the red button play all the music files inside the selected folder. No. Description 1 Pause or begin the photo slideshow. 2 Rotate the photo counter-clockwise. 3 Rotate the photo clockwise. 4 Add effects to the slideshow. Slide Effect Setting • [Effect] Off, Wipe Left, Wipe Right, Wipe UP, Wipe Down, Box In, Box Out, Blending, Blind Horizontal, Blind Vertical. • [Interval] 3 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec, 20 sec, 30 sec, 1 min. • [Repeat] Random Off, Random On. 23 7 Advanced Operation Special functions on Remote Control Splendid PIP During disc playback, pressing this button on the remote will show Picture-in-picture. This feature is only available if supported by the movie disc. During disc or video playback, press this button on the remote control to invoke the Splendid menu. You can select a preset viewing environment for viewing your movie or video. Dimmer Resolution During disc or video playback, pressing this button on the remote will change the resolution of the display. Pressing this button on the remote control will adjust the brightness of the LCD display on the front panel of your player. Zoom Angle During disc or video playback, press this button on the remote control to change the viewing angle of the movie. This feature is only available if supported by the movie disc. Music Mode During audio CD or music file playback, press this button on the remote control to invoke the equalizer menu. In the equalizer menu, you can select the preset music genre for your type of music or you could select a user defined option where you can change the equalizer of the music to suit your taste. When viewing photo, press this button on the remote control to invoke the zoom function. Press to zoom in, press to zoom out of the picture. Advanced Operation 24 Smartphone Remote Controller If you have a smartphone which have a web browser, you can use it as a remote control for your player. These conditions are needed so that you can use your smartphone as a remote control: No. Description 1 The small rectangle shows the location of the picture that is zoom in. Use ↑,↓,← ,→ in your remote to move the small rectangle. 2 • Your player should be connected to a router (wired or wireless). • Your smartphone should be connected to the same router as your player is. • Your smartphone should have a web browser. Example: Safari, Webkit, etc. ASUS Blu-ray/ HD Media Player The big rectangle is the whole picture. Pure Audio During video or music playback, pressing this button on the remote, the display will turn blank and only output audio. To turn the display back on, press this button again. Title During playback of a DivX file with multiple titles or editions, pressing this button on the remote control will cause the DivX file to start playback of the next title or edition. Follow the steps below to turn your smartphone into a remote control: 1. Turn your player on, then use the arrow key on your remote control to navigate to the setup menu and press OK. 2. Navigate to Network and select Connection Status and press OK. Your TV will display the IP address of your player. Info During playback of a video, music or photo file, press this button on the remote control to display the information of the file being played. Press this button again to remove the information being displayed. 3. Launch the web browser application on your smartphone. 25 4. Key in the IP address of your player onto your web browser’s URL. ASUS Blu-ray/ HD Media Player 5. Your smartphone’s web browser will launch an application of the player’s remote control. If all the conditions are met, you can use your player to access your DLNA-certified device (example: NAS server) just like an external storage device. Setup Menu No. Description 1 1. To use the search function, first invoke the on screen keyboard by pressing the search bar under Internet service. 2. Press the search bar on your smart phone to invoke its on screen keyboard. 3. Key in the text on your smart phone. 4. Press the icon on your smart phone, and all texts are displayed on the display devices. 2 This have the same functions as the directional keys on your remote control. You can now use your smartphone as a remote control for your player. DLNA operation Your player is DLNA-certified which means that it can communicate with other DLNA-certified devices. These conditions are needed to make the most out of your player’s DLNA feature: • Your player should be connected to a router (wired or wireless). • Your DLNA-certified devices (NAS server, etc.) should be connected to the same router as your player. The Setup menu contains menu for settings and adjustments. Most of the contents in this menu are self-explanatory. The setup menu contains the following items: Playback Disc Menu Language - Select the default menu language for BD-Videos or DVD-Videos. Audio Language - Select the track language for BD-Videos or DVD-Videos. The default is Original, which means that the language given priority in the disc is selected. Subtitle Language - Select the subtitle language for BD-Videos or DVD-Videos. The default is Original, which means that the language given priority in the disc is selected. Parental Control - Playback of some BD-Videos can be limited according to the age of the users. Scenes may be blocked or replaced with different scenes. Follow the on screen instructions and enter your four-digit password. The default password is 0000. To change the password, navigate to Parental Control, then select Change Password and press OK. Key in the default password and then key in the new four-digit password twice and press OK. To modify the password, follow the same procedure as if you are changing your password, but instead of the default password, you should key in your old password. Advanced Operation 26 If you forget your password, reset the player to the factory default setting. See Restore Factory Settings on page 27 for more information. BD 3D Mode • Auto - This is the default setting in your player. Normally select this. In the Parental Control menu, you can set the access to the disc by setting the ratings. There is an option to input the parental control area code for Blu-ray disc. See page 31 for the detailed list. • Off - Select this to display all content in 2D. Splendid Menu - The Splendid Menu lets you select the different ways your video is displayed. In this menu, you can adjust the contrast, brightness, tint, etc. of your video. The default is Standard. BD-Live Connection Audio BD-Live is a feature of Blu-ray in which a Blu-ray movie can download features or additional contents from the internet. You can enable or disable this feature.The default setting for this item is Off. See “Enjoying BD-LIVE” on page 17 for more information. Video TV System - The TV System lets you switch between the PAL and NTSC system. The default setting is set during the Easy Setup Wizard. See page 14 for more information. HDMI Output - The default setting for this function are set during the Easy Setup Wizard. See “Audio Output Resolution” on page 35 for more information. SPDIF Output • Primary Pass Through - if your audio output device (i.e. amplifier) supports the pass through function. • DTS Re-Encode - transforms audio to DTS raw data for TV/AV receiver or any device with SPDIF input. • PCM Stereo - Select this item if you connect this unit’s HDMI Out or Digital Audio Out jack to a device with two-channel digital stereo decoder. This is the default setting in your player. TV Aspect Ratio - The TV Aspect Ratio lets you switch between available aspect ratio. See “Easy Setup Wizard” on page 14 for more information. Resolution - This menu lets you select the screen resolution of the video supported. 1080p 24Hz • • Auto - Outputs 1920 x 1080p/24 Hz video signals only when connecting a 1080/24pcompatible TV using the HDMI Out jack. This is the default setting in your player. Off - Select this when your TV is not compatible with 1080/24p video signals. HDMI Deep Color - Deep Color expands the colors on the display from millions to billions. You have the option to set the HDMI Deep Color to Auto or Off. • Auto - This is the default setting in your player. Normally select this. • Off - Select this when the picture is unstable or colors appear unnatural. x.v.Colour - x.v. Colour is a color space that can be used in the video electronics of television sets to support a gamut 1.8 times as large as that of the sRGB color space. You have the option to set the x.v.Color to Auto or Off. The default setting is Auto. Dynamic Range Control - You can listen at low volumes but still hear dialog clearly. (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby TrueHD only). Auto is effective only when playing Dolby TrueHD. The options for Dynamic Range Control are Auto, On, or Off. The default setting is Auto. PCM Output Rate Limit (Coaxial/Optical) • 48 KHz - Select this if your A/V receiver or amplifier is not capable of handling 192 KHz and 96 KHz signal. When this choice is made, this unit automatically converts any 192 KHz and 96 KHz signals to 48 KHz so your system can decode them. • 96 KHz - Select this if your A/V receiver or amplifier is not capable of handling 192 KHz signal. When this choice is made, this unit automatically converts any 192 KHz signals to 96 KHz so your system can decode them. • 192 KHz - Select this if your A/V receiver or amplifier is capable of handling 192 KHz signals. Speaker Setup - Depending on your speaker setup, you can select 2.1, 3.1, 5.1 or 7.1 Channels. See “Speaker Setup (Under PCM Multi-channel mode)” on page 36 for more information. 27 Music Mode - Music Mode is a preset environment for the type of music you are playing. You can select Rock, Classic, Jazz, Bypass or User Defined as your music mode. After playing a DivX VOD content for the first time, the registration code is not displayed. If you purchase a DivX VOD content using a registration code different from your player’s code, you will not be able play this content. Neo6 Press OK to invoke this feature. • Enable - Outputs simulated multichannel sound from 2 channel sources via the HDMI Out jack according to the capability of the connected device using DTS Neo6. • Disable - Outputs sound with its original number of channels via the HDMI Out jack. Enable this if your speaker setup supports this feature. The default setting in your player is Disable. Press OK to edit. Network IP Configuration - This menu lets you choose Wired or Wireless network connections. Connection Status - The Connection Status displays the status of the network connection. Network Diagnostic - is used to check is if the network connection has been made. Other DivX Registration - When playing a DivX VOD content for the first time, you will be asked to register your player with DivX. To cancle your player’s DivX registration, select Deregister. OSD Language - This menu lets you set the language of the on screen display. The default is set during the Easy Setup Wizard. See page 14 for more information. Auto Power Off - If this feature is enabled, when the player is inactive for 25 minutes, and there are still no activities (no button pressed, no disc, video, music or photo playback), the player will automatically turn off. The default setting is Off. BD Storage Select - This menu lets you select USB external devices or Local Storage for storing BDLIVE contents. The default setting is Local Storage. BD Storage Clear - Lets you clear BD-LIVE contents in the built-in memory. HDMI CEC - HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is a feature designed to allow the user to command and control two or more CEC-enabled boxes connected through HDMI to use only one of their remote controls (e.g. controlling a Television set, Set-top box and Blu-ray/DVD player using only the remote control of the TV). CEC also allows for individual CEC-enabled devices to command and control each other without user intervention. The default setting is Off. Firmware Update - This menu lets you choose if you want to update your firmware via disc, USB, or internet. See “Updating the Firmware” on page 28 for more information. Restore Factory Settings - It will reset the player’s factory settings. Warning: All data in the built-in memory will be deleted. About - This menu displays the current firmware version of the player. Use the 10 alphanumeric characters to register at DivX website. Appendix 28 8 Appendix moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner, as these might damage the surface of the unit. Maintaining the Unit Maintenance The unit is a high-tech, precision device. If the optical pick-up lens and disc drive parts are dirty or worn, the picture quality could be diminished. For details, please contact your nearest authorized service center. Notes on Discs Handling Discs Do not touch the playback side of the disc. Hold the disc by the edges so that fingerprints do not get on the surface. Never stick paper or tape on the disc. Storing Discs After playing, store the disc in its case. Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources of heat and never leave it in a parked car exposed to direct sunlight. Updating the Firmware Manual Update 1. On a computer, go to http://support.asus.com and input your player’s model number and check if there are any newer firmware version available. 2. If a newer firmware version is available, download it into your computer. If the file is compressed, uncompressed it and copy it into a USB flash drive’s root menu. Cleaning Discs 3. Insert the USB flash drive into your player’s available USB port. Fingerprints and dust on the disc can cause poor picture quality and sound distortion. Before playing, clean the disc with a clean cloth. Wipe the disc from the center to out. 4. Turn on your player and navigate to Home, then Setup and Other. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners, or anti-static spray intended for older vinyl records. Handling the Unit When shipping the unit Please save the original shipping carton and packing materials. If you need to ship the unit, for maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packed at the factory. • Keeping the exterior surfaces clean. Do not use volatile liquids such as insecticide spray near the unit. • Wiping with strong pressure may damage the surface. • Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact with the unit for a long period of time. Cleaning the unit To clean the player, use a soft, dry cloth. If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth lightly 5. In the Other menu, select the Firmware Update and press → on your remote control. 6. Follow the onscreen instruction and update the firmware. Warning: Do not turn off your player while the firmware is being updated. If your output source is a HDMI cable, don’t switch the output source while updating your firmware. After the firmware is finished updating the player will reboot. The new firmware version will take effect. Online Update 1. Turn on your player and navigate to Home, then Setup and Other. 2. In the Other menu, select the Firmware Update and press → on your remote control. 3. Select the firmware update “Via Internet” and follow the onscreen instruction and update the firmware. 29 4. The player will connect to ASUS server, download the newest firmware and update the firmware automatically. Note: Make sure that you are connected to the Internet before updating the firmware via online. Warning: Do not turn off your player while the firmware is being updated. After the firmware is finished updating the player will reboot. The new firmware version will take effect. Appendix 30 Troubleshooting Symptom Possible Cause Solution No power Power cable is not properly connected Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely. No Disc or Unknown Disc error No disc or incompatible disc loaded in player Eject disc and check. See “Playable Discs” on page 1 for more information. Dirty disc recording surface Eject the disc and clean any dirt or fingerprints. Disc not properly loaded Eject disc and make sure the label side is facing up and the record side is facing down. Disc does not play Check the region code of the BDVideo and DVD-Video. Use the correct region code of the BD-Video and DVD-Video. See “Region Code” on page 18 for more information. Remote control failure Remote control is too far from the player or the receiver on your player is blocked. Use the remote control within the effective range. Low battery Replace the batteries. Video cable is not properly connected Check video cable, make sure the color of the plugs match the jacks on both ends, and then reconnect if necessary. TV/Display input is not correctly selected Select the input to which the player is connected. The selected resolution is not capable with your TV. Connect CVBS to your display device, change a proper output resolution that is supported by your display device. The PURE AUDIO button Press the PURE AUDIO button General Picture No picture again. might have been pressed. Incorrect color Incorrect video cable connection If using component / composite cables, check all cables to make sure the signals match on both ends. Audio cable is not properly connected Check audio cable, make sure the color of the plugs match the jacks on both ends, and then reconnect if necessary. Mute is activated Press the MUTE button to cancel the mute. Volume is too low Press the volume up button to increase the volume to maximum. LAN cable is not properly connected Check that the LAN cable is properly connected. The modem or broadband router power is not properly turned on Turn the power on for each device. The broadband router and/or modem cable is not correctly connected Check the operating instructions for each device and connect accordingly. Sound No sound Network Can not connect to the network 31 Parental Control Area Code Area Code Area Code Afghanistan Åland Islands 0004 0248 Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0430 0434 Liechtenstein Lithuania 0438 0440 Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola 0008 0012 0016 0020 0024 Luxembourg Macao Area Code Area Code Christmas Island 0162 0275 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 0166 Palestinian Territory, Occupied Panama 0591 Colombia 0170 Papua New Guinea 0598 Comoros 0174 Paraguay 0600 Congo 0178 Peru 0604 Congo, the Democratic Republic of the 0180 Philippines 0608 Cook Islands Costa Rica 0184 0188 Pitcairn Poland 0612 0616 Cte d’Ivoire 0384 Portugal 0620 0442 0446 Croatia 0191 Puerto Rico 0630 Cuba 0192 Qatar 0634 0807 Cyprus 0196 Runion 0638 Czech Republic 0203 Romania 0642 Denmark 0208 Russian Federation 0643 Anguilla 0660 Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar 0450 Djibouti 0262 Rwanda 0646 Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina 0010 0028 Malawi Malaysia 0454 0458 Dominica 0212 Saint Barthlemy 0652 Dominican Republic 0214 0654 0032 Maldives 0462 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Armenia 0051 Mali 0466 Ecuador 0218 0533 Malta 0470 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia 0659 Aruba Australia 0036 Marshall Islands 0584 Egypt 0818 Austria 0040 Martinique 0474 El Salvador 0222 Azerbaijan 0031 Mauritania 0478 Bahamas 0044 Mauritius 0480 Equatorial Guinea 0226 Eritrea 0232 Estonia 0233 Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands 0231 0238 Fiji Bahrain 0048 Mayotte 0175 Bangladesh 0050 Mexico 0484 Barbados 0052 Micronesia, Federated States of 0583 Moldova, Republic of 0498 Belarus 0112 Belgium 0056 Monaco 0492 Belize 0084 Mongolia 0496 Benin 0204 Montenegro 0499 Bermuda 0060 Montserrat 0500 Bhutan 0064 Morocco 0504 Bolivia, Plurinational State of 0068 Mozambique 0508 Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana 0070 Myanmar 0104 0072 Namibia 0516 0662 Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0663 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa 0670 0666 0882 0674 0678 0234 San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia 0242 Senegal 0686 0682 Finland 0246 Serbia 0688 France French Guiana 0250 0254 Seychelles Sierra Leone 0690 0694 French Polynesia French Southern Territories 0258 0260 Singapore Slovakia 0702 0703 Gabon 0266 Slovenia 0705 Gambia 0270 Solomon Islands 0090 Georgia 0268 Somalia 0706 Germany 0276 South Africa 0710 Ghana 0288 0239 0144 Bouvet Island Brazil 0074 0076 Nauru Nepal 0520 0524 British Indian Ocean Territory 0086 Netherlands 0528 Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria 0096 0100 Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia 0530 0540 Burkina Faso Burundi 0854 0108 New Zealand Nicaragua 0554 0558 Gibraltar 0292 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Spain Greece 0300 Sri Lanka Cambodia Cameroon 0116 0120 Niger Nigeria 0562 0566 Greenland 0304 Sudan 0736 Grenada 0308 Suriname 0740 Canada Cape Verde 0124 0132 Niue Norfolk Island 0570 0574 Guadeloupe 0312 Svalbard and Jan Mayen 0744 Guam 0316 Swaziland 0748 Cayman Islands 0136 0580 Guatemala 0320 Sweden 0752 Guernsey 0831 Switzerland 0756 Guinea 0324 0760 Guinea-Bissau 0624 Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan 0158 Guyana 0328 Tajikistan 0762 Central African Republic 0140 Northern Mariana Islands Norway Chad Chile 0148 0152 Oman Pakistan 0512 0586 China 0156 Palau 0585 0578 0724 Appendix 32 Area Code Area Code Haiti 0332 0834 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 0334 Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras 0336 Timor-Leste 0626 0340 Togo 0768 Hong Kong 0344 Tokelau 0772 Hungary 0348 Tonga 0776 Iceland 0352 Trinidad and Tobago 0780 India 0356 Tunisia 0788 Indonesia 0360 Turkey 0792 Iran, Islamic Republic of 0364 Turkmenistan 0795 Iraq 0368 0796 Ireland Isle of Man 0372 0833 Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Israel Italy 0376 0380 Ukraine United Arab Emirates 0804 0784 Jamaica Japan 0388 0392 United Kingdom United States 0826 0840 Jersey 0832 0581 marks are the property of their respective owners, where marked or not. 0764 Blu-Ray Disc™ 0798 0800 Jordan 0400 United States Minor Outlying Islands Uruguay Kazakhstan Kenya 0398 0404 Uzbekistan Vanuatu 0860 0548 Kiribati 0296 0862 Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of 0408 Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Viet Nam Korea, Republic of 0410 Virgin Islands, British 0092 0858 . "Blu-ray Disc", "Blu-ray" and "Blu-ray Disc" logo are trademarks of Blu-ray Disc Association. "BD-Live" and "BD-Live" logo are trademarks of Blu-ray Disc Association. Rovi “This item incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Rovi Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Rovi Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.” 0704 Kuwait 0414 Virgin Islands, U.S. 0850 Kyrgyzstan 0417 Wallis and Futuna 0876 Lao People’s Democratic Republic 0418 Western Sahara 0732 Latvia 0428 Yemen 0887 Lebanon 0422 Zambia 0894 Lesotho 0426 Zimbabwe 0716 DivX® , DivX Certified® , DivX Plus™ HD and associated logos are trademarks of DivX, Inc. and are used under license. Covered by one or more of the following U.S. patents: 7, 295,673; 7,460,668; 7,515,710; 7,519,274 DivX Certified® to play DivX® and DivX Plus® HD (H.264/MKV) video up to 1080p HD including premium content. Trademarks and Licenses Note: The trademarks and licenses in this section are features supported by this player. Some features are region-specific and may not be available in your region. All other logos, trademarks and service License Notice and Trademark Acknowledgment Required for Licensed Products Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. 33 Ukraine Safety Logo Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #'s: 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535; 7,212,872; 7,333,929; 7,392,195; 7,272,567 & other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS and the Symbol are registered trademarks & the DTS logos are trademarks of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States andother countries. DLNA is a registered trademark, DLNA disc logo is a service mark, and DLNA Certified is a trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. Digital Living Network Alliance is a service mark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. “AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license and VC-1 patent portfolio license for the personal and non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) encode video in compliance with the AVC Standard and VC-1 Standard (“AVC/VC1 Video”) and/or (ii) decode AVC/VC-1 Video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and non-commercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC/VC-1 Video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, LLC. See http://www.mpegla.com. “DVD Logo” is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation. Qdeo™ is a registered trademark of Marvell or its affiliates. The mark above is Ukraine's national conformity mark and should be applied to the product, and the user's manual. For EMC compliance, all applicants for Ukraine certification must register their Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and it can be based only upon Ukraine EMC test reports, and not factory test reports or test reports from internationally recognized and accredited test laboratories. 001 below the left mark means certification body for DoC located in Ukraine and 003 below right mark means another certification body for safety approval which is located in Ukraine as well. Appendix 34 Video Output Resolution NTSC PAL HDMI Component Composite Auto (HDMI only) Dependent on TV Beat resolution Follow HDMIa 480i 480i 480i 480i 480i 480p 480p/60Hz 480p/60Hz 480i 720p 720p/60Hz 720p/60Hz 480i 1080i 1080i/60Hz 1080i/60Hz 480i 1080p 1080p/60Hz 1080i/60Hz 480i Auto (HDMI only) Dependent on TV Beat resolution Follow HDMIb 576i 576i 576i 576i 576i 576p 576p/50Hz 576p/50Hz 576i 720p 720p/50Hz 720p/50Hz 576i 1080i 1080i/50Hz 1080i/50Hz 576i 1080p 1080p/50Hz 1080i/50Hz 576i a. If HDMI is 1080p/1080i, the Component output is 1080i. Other resolution is the same HDMI. b. Some TV won’t support 1080p selection under component output. When playing copy-protected media with HDMI cable plugged into the display device: NTSC PAL HDMI Component Composite Auto (HDMI only) Dependent on TV Beat resolution Disable 480i 480i 480i Disable 480i 480p 480p/60Hz Disable 480i 720p 720p/60Hz Disable 480i 1080i 1080i/60Hz Disable 480i 1080p 1080p/60Hz Disable 480i Auto (HDMI only) Dependent on TV Beat resolution Disable 576i 576i 576i Disable 576i 576p 576p/50Hz Disable 576i 720p 720p/50Hz Disable 576i 1080i 1080i/50Hz Disable 576i 1080p 1080p/50Hz Disable 576i 35 When playing DivX® copy-protected file using a component or composite connection with HDMI cable unplugged: NTSC PAL Component Composite Auto (HDMI only) N/A N/A 480i 480i 480i 480p 480i 480i 720p 480i 480i 1080i 480i 480i 1080p 480i 480i Auto (HDMI only) N/A N/A 576i 576i 576i 576p 576i 576i 720p 576i 576i 1080i 576i 576i 1080p 576i 576i Audio Output Resolution HDMI Analog 2CH Output SPDIF PCM Stereo MultiChannel PCM Primary PassThru PCM Stereo Primary Pass-Thru Dolby Digital Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital PCM 2ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Plus Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 7.1ch Dolby Digital Plus PCM 2ch Dolby Digital Dolby TrueHD Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 7.1ch Dolby TrueHD PCM 2ch N/A DTS Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch DTS PCM 2ch DTS DTS-HD Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 7.1ch DTS-HD PCM 2ch N/A Linear PCM 2ch Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 2ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 2ch Linear PCM 5.1ch Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 5.1ch Linear PCM 5.1ch PCM 2ch Linear PCM 5.1ch Linear PCM 7.1ch Analog 2CH PCM 2ch PCM 7.1ch Linear PCM 7.1ch PCM 2ch N/A Appendix 36 Speaker Setup (Under PCM Multi-channel mode) Media Source Channels Speaker Setup 7.1 2.1 5.1 7.1 7.1 channels PCM output, in which audio signals are only on 2.1 channels. 7.1 channels PCM output, in which audio signals are only on 5.1 channels. 7.1 channels PCM output. 5.1 3.1 2.1 7.1 channels PCM output, in which audio signals are only on down mixed 5.1 channels. 7.1 channels PCM output, in which audio signals are only on down mixed 3.1 channels. 2.1 channels PCM output Down mixed 2.1 channels PCM output. 37 [Limitations] File Format Support and Limitation Supported file system: EXT3, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS AV File Format 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Bit rate up to 8mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate 5. Some files with DRM can't support video preview Mkv [Suported Video Formats] Avi [Supported video format] • • • • • • • MPEG2 HP@HL MPEG4 SP, MPEG4 ASP(GMC 0, 1p) (Xvid) (DivX 3.11, 4, 5, 6) H.264(AVC) HP@Up to Level 4.1 H.264(AVC) MP@L4.1 H.264(AVC) BP@L3.1 WMV3 (WMV9 MP) [Supported Audio Formats] • • • • • • • Dolby AC3 DTS PCM MP3 AAC HE-AAC MPEG Audio [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: SSA, ASS, SRT, Vobsub [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Bit rate up to 19.4mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate 5. Some files with DRM can't support video preview • • • • • MPEG1 MPEG2 HP@HL MPEG4 SP, MPEG4 ASP(GMC 0, 1p) (Xvid) H.264(AVC) HP@Up to Level 4.1 WVC1(WMV9 AP) [Supported Audio Formats] • • • • • Dolby AC3 AAC DTS PCM MPEG Audio [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: SSA, ASS, SRT, Vobsub [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Bit rate up to 15mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate Ts (m2t) [Supported Video Formats] • • • • • MPEG2 HP@HL H.264(AVC) HP@Up to L4.1 H.264(AVC) MP@L4.1 H.264(AVC) BP@L3.1 WVC1(WMV9 AP) DivX® [Supported Audio Formats] [Suported Video Formats] • • MPEG4 ASP(GMC 0, 1p) (Xvid) (DivX 3.11, 4, 5, 6) [Supported Audio Formats] • • • Dolby AC3 MPEG Audio PCM • • • • • • Dolby AC3 MPEG Audio LPCM DTS AAC HE-AAC [Supported Subtitle Formats] [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • • • [Limitations] External: SRT, VobSub Internal: XSUB External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: No 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps Appendix 38 3. Bit rate up to 50.1mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate • WVC1 (WMV9 AP) [Supported Audio Formats] Mt2s (.mts) • [Supported Video Formats] [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • • • • • • MPEG2 HP@HL H.264(AVC) HP@Up to Level 4.1 H.264(AVC) MP@L4.1 H.264(AVC) BP@L3.1 WVC1(WMV9 AP) WMA9 External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: No [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps [Supported Audio Formats] 3. Bit rate up to 6.5mbps • • • • 4. Support variable and constant bit rate Dolby AC3 DTS LPCM Audio identical to BD disc support [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: PGS [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Bt rate up to 52.8mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate Mpg, Vob, Mpeg Mov, Mp4, 3gp, M4v [Supported Video Formats] • • • • • MPEG2 HP@HL MPEG4 SP, MPEG4 ASP(GMC 0, 1p) (Xvid) (Support BVOP) H.264(AVC) HP@Up to Level 4.1 H.264(AVC) MP@L4.1 H.264(AVC) BP@L3.1 [Supported Audio Formats] • • • • Dolby AC3 MPEG4(AAC) PCM MPEG1 Layer 1/2/3 [Supported Video Formats] • • MPEG1 MPEG2 HP@HL [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: No [Supported Audio Formats] • • • • • Dolby AC3 DTS MPEG Audio LPCM PCM [Supported Subtitle Formats] • • External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: No [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Bit rate up to • .mpg/.mpeg: 19.4mbps • .vob: 28.9mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate Wmv/Asf [Supported Video Formats] • WMV3 (WMV9 MP) [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Bit rate up to • .mov: 52.6mbps • .mp4/.m4v: 24.1mbps • .3gp: 520kbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate Flv [Supported Video Formats] • • • • H.264(AVC) HP@Up to Level 4.1 H.264(AVC) MP@L4.1 H.264(AVC) BP@L3.1 VP6 [Supported Audio Formats] • • MPEG4(AAC) MPEG1 Layer 3 39 [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 192KHz 1. Support resolution up to 1920x1080 2. Channel support up 8CH 2. Support frame rate up to 60fps 3. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported 3. Tested bit rate up to 10.5mbps 4. Support variable and constant bit rate 5. VP6 video supports D1 resolution Rmvb [Supported Video Formats] • Real Video 8, 9, 10 Aac [Supported Audio Formats] • • AAC-LC (MPEG2, MPEG4) HE-AAC (v1, v2) [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 96KHz [Supported Audio Formats] 2. Channel support up 8CH • 3. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported Real Audio 8 LBR, HE-AAC [Supported Subtitle Formats] Ogg • • [Supported Audio Formats] External: MicroDVD, SRT, SSA, ASS, Subview, Vobsub Internal: No • VORBIS [Limitations] 1. Support resolution up to 720x480 [Limitations] 2. Support frame rate up to 30fps 1. Up to 48KHz/6CH or 96KHz/2CH 3. Bit rate up to 905kbps 2. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported 4. Support variable and constant bit rate Wav Audio File Formats: Mp3 [Supported Audio Formats] • MPEG1 Layer1/2/3 [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 48KHz 2. Channel support up 2CH 3. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported Wma [Supported Audio Formats] • • • WMA WMA Pro WMA Lossless [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 96KHz 2. For Pro/Lossless, support up to 2CH 3. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported Flac [Supported Audio Formats] • [Supported Audio Formats] • Raw PCM [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 192KHz 2. Bit depth 8/16/24 bit 3. Channel support up to 6CH 4. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported Ac3 [Supported Audio Formats] • ac3 [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 48KHz 2. Channel support up to 6CH(8ch for dd+) 3. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported Mka [Supported Audio Formats] • • • • • Dolby AC3 AAC DTS PCM MPEG Audio flac [Limitations] [Limitations] 1. Follow the limitation of the supported audio codec Appendix 40 2. Multi-Track feature is not supported. Aiff [Supported Audio Formats] • Raw PCM [Limitations] 1. Sample rate 192KHz 2. Bit depth 8/16/24 bit 3. Channel support up to 6CH 4. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported M4a [Supported Audio Formats] • • • Dolby AC3 MPEG4(AAC) MPEG1 Layer 1/2/3 Subtitle File Formats PGS [Supported Video Formats] • m2ts, BD [Limitations] Cannot adjust size and location Sub+IDX, Smi, Srt, Ssa/Ass [Limitation] Encodings supported for subtitles: Unicode: UTF8, UTF16 BE, UTF16LE ANSI: GB2312, GB18030, BIG5, SHIFT_JIS, EUC_KR [Limitations of text subtitle decoder] [Limitations] 1. Currently the max subtitle files size supported is 512KB, this value is configurable. If the file size is greater than 512KB, the decoder will discard any data fed after the 512K size. Follow the limitation of the supported audio codec 2. All styling information in the subtitle will be discarded. Dts [Supported Audio Formats] • DTS [Limitations] 1. 192KHz up to 6ch or 96KHz up to 8ch, 3. Max 12 lines of text subtitles can be displayed on screen for each dialogue. If a subtitle contains a dialogue which has more than 12 text lines after wrapping is applied, only the first 12 lines will be displayed. 4. Max 1023 characters are supported for each line. If a text line has more than 1023 characters, only the first 1023 characters will be displayed. 5. For SAMI, max 8 subtitle tracks are supported in one .smi subtitle file. The Source ID lines are not supported. 2. Bit depth 16/20/24 bit 3. Mono/Stereo downmix method is supported Picture File Formats Bmp [Limitations] 1. Support up to 24MPixels 2. Not supported: RLE compressed, OS/2 style, g16def555, g16bf555, g16bf565 ISO file and Others BD-ISO, DVD-ISO (vob+ifo), file folder playback as a disc (with a BDMV/Video_TS subfolder inside) • 2D BD ISO • 3D BD ISO • All available Blu-ray menu features Disc Support BD Media Jpg, Png, Gif [Limitations] • Support up to 24MPixels BD-Rom Supported BD Profile: Profile 1.0/1.1/2.0/5.0 Tif, Tiff BD-RE SL, DL [Limitations] Supported Video Formats: Ver.3 • JPEG compression not supported BD-R SL, DL Supported Video Formats: Ver.2 (Including LTH type) 41 BD-3D [Limitations] Product Specifications Support Profile 5.0 (BD-3D), up to 1080p24. Disc Support DVD Media I/O Ports DVD-Video SL/DL, DVD-ROM SL/DL, DVD+R/RW SL/DL, DVD-R/RW SL/DL Disc Support CD Media CD-DA, CD-R/CD-RW Others AVCHD, BD managed copy disc [Rear I/O] • RCA Jack x3 for Component Y/ PB/PR. • RCA Jack x3 for CVBS/Audio-R/ Audio-L. • HDMI Port x 2 for BDS-700 • HDMI Port x 1 for BDS-500 • Optical S/PDIF Out x1 • Coaxial S/PDIF Out x1 • IEC C14 AC input INLET x1 • USB port x1 • 10/100M Ethernet port x1 [Front I/O] • USB port x1 • CVBS - NTSC/PAL system • Component video - 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i • HDMI with HDCP - 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p Audio Output Support • Analog R/L Stereo audio out • Optical and Coaxial SPDIF audio out Wireless LAN (BDS-700 only) [WLAN Standard] Video Output Support • IEEE 802.11b/g/n 1T1R RF Frequency Range: • 2.4~2.5GHz [WLAN Security] • WEP 64/128, WPA-PSK (TKIP/ AES), WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) Built-in Memory 2 GB (Actual storage varies due to system usage) Input Power Requirements 100~240 VAC, 50/60 Hz Power Consumption • 28W for BDS-700 • 27W for BDS-500 Operating Temperature 0°C~40°C Operating Humidity 10%R.H.~85%R.H. 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