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Owner’s manual
VT800B
VT1000B
VT1000T
VT1500B
OVERHEAD MONITOR SYSTEM WITH DVD PLAYER
OHM875VD / OHM1075VD / OHM1575VD
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Thank you for purchasing this Clarion product.
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Please read this owner’s manual in its entirety before operating this equipment.
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After reading this manual, keep it handy, such as in your glove compartment.
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Save your sales receipt. The warranty at the end of this manual and your sales
receipt are essential for warranty service.
FCC Approval
The Clarion VT800B / VT1000B / VT1000T / VT1500B products have been tested
and found to comply within the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant of Part 15
of the FCC rules. These limitations are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates
and uses radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to a radio or television reception,
turn off the equipment and contact a local Clarion Dealer for assistance. Changes or
modifications to this product not approved by the manufacturer will void the warranty
and violate FCC Approval.
Contents
FCC Approval .......................................................................................................... 2
1. FEATURES.............................................................................................................. 4
Image features ........................................................................................................ 4
DVD video features ................................................................................................. 5
Other features ......................................................................................................... 5
2. PRECAUTIONS ....................................................................................................... 6
Operating ................................................................................................................ 6
General ................................................................................................................... 6
Maintenance ............................................................................................................ 7
Installation ............................................................................................................... 7
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3. CONTROLS............................................................................................................. 8
Monitor closed ......................................................................................................... 8
DVD drive slot.......................................................................................................... 9
Monitor open ......................................................................................................... 10
Remote control ...................................................................................................... 11
4. OPERATIONS ....................................................................................................... 12
Opening the monitor .............................................................................................. 13
Closing the monitor ............................................................................................... 13
Handling discs ....................................................................................................... 14
Turning the player on ............................................................................................. 14
Turning the player off ............................................................................................. 14
Changing the image aspect ratio .......................................................................... 14
Playing a disc (DVD or CD) ................................................................................... 15
Using headphones ................................................................................................ 15
Playing DVDs ........................................................................................................ 17
Playing audio CDs ................................................................................................. 21
Playing MP3s ........................................................................................................ 22
Care and maintenance .......................................................................................... 23
Changing the battery in the remote control ........................................................... 24
5. INSTALLATION AND WIRING .............................................................................. 25
What is included in the box ................................................................................... 25
Tools and additional components .......................................................................... 26
Before you begin ................................................................................................... 26
Mounting and wiring precautions .......................................................................... 26
Installation procedure ............................................................................................ 27
Wiring diagram ...................................................................................................... 30
6. SETTING PREFERENCES ................................................................................... 30
Accessing the on-screen display menus ............................................................... 30
Example: Setting parental control ......................................................................... 31
General setup page ............................................................................................... 32
Speaker setup page .............................................................................................. 33
Preference page .................................................................................................... 33
7. TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................... 34
8. GLOSSARY ........................................................................................................... 37
9. SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................................. 38
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1. FEATURES
WARNING
The Clarion VR800B / VR1000B / VR1000T / VR1500B
overhead monitor players are designed strictly for rear-seat
entertainment. Viewing the monitor while operating a motor
vehicle can result in serious injury and/or property damage.
Clarion is not responsible for any injury and/or property
damage as a result of the improper use or viewing of the
monitor.
The Clarion VT800B / VT1000B / VT1000T / VT1500B overhead monitor players are
engineered with advanced technological designs and components to combine flexibility
with reliability, and expandability for the best picture quality and ease-of-use.
Flexibility
Designed primarily for rear seat entertainment, the audio from a VT800B /
VT1000B / VT1000T / VT1500B can be enjoyed privately through wireless headphones
and/or incorporated into any head unit.
Reliability
High-grade electronic components and heightened electronic connections provide
years of service in extremely harsh, mobile environments.
Expandability
The player’s built-in audio/video (A/V) connectors allow you to add multiple A/V sources.
Image features
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Flip-down thin film transistor (TFT) active matrix display with screen width that
depends on the model:
VT800B: 8.0”
VT1000B: 10.2”
VT1000T: 10.2”
VT1500T: 15.4”
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WVGA LCD with 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios
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Screen resolution depending on the model:
VT800B:
VT1000B:
VT1000T:
VT1500B:
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800 x 480 pixels
800 x 480 pixels
800 x 480 pixels
1280 x 800 pixels
NTSC, AUTO and PAL support
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Wide viewing angle (up/down/left/right) for all models:
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VT800B and VT1000B / VT1000T: 45/55/65/65
VT1500B: 10/30/40/40
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Manual display angle adjustment: vertically adjustable up and down with a
maximum angle of 150 degrees
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Adjustable color, contrast brightness, and hue (PAL) or tint (NTSC)
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On-screen display (OSD) of configuration options
DVD video features
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DVD drive that supports the following formats:
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Playback of CDs with two recorded sessions (one audio and one data).
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Multi-sound (
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Multi-angle function (
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Subtitles (
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The playback of MP3 music files stored on a CD-R/CD-RW disc
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Region number assigned based on the sales area; region number is indicated on
the box as follows:
): DVD audio that supports up to eight languages per film
): for DVDs that provide multiple views of the same scene
): support up to 32 languages
Other features
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Roof mounting
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Automotive start-up protection
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2 audio/video inputs and 1 audio/video output
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White LED built-in dome light
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Built-in IR transmitter for IR wireless headphones
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IR remote control
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Slot-in DVD mechanism
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3.5 mm audio/video input
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2. PRECAUTIONS
Failure to observe these precautions may damage your car, the monitor, or the video
source, and may void the warranty.
For questions or problems not covered in this manual, contact your local Clarion Dealer.
Operating
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Do not operate this product in ways other than those described in this manual.
Failure to follow instructions may void the warranty.
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Do not use the unit with the ignition off. This could drain the car’s battery.
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If the internal temperature of the vehicle is extremely high (over 50 degrees
Celsius), let the unit cool down a bit before you use it.
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If the temperature in the car is very low (below -5 degrees Celsius), starting the
unit right after you start the car with its heater running may cause moisture to form
on the LCD. Turn the unit off immediately! Failure to do so may cause an electrical
short. Allow about one hour for the condensation to dissipate before using the unit.
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In extremely cold temperatures the picture may appear dark and move slowly. The
display returns to normal when the temperature rises.
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When using the system, make sure you are seated with your seat belt fastened.
Otherwise, you may hit your head on the unit if the driver breaks suddenly. In an
accident, injuries can be more severe if your seat belt is not fastened.
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Before leaving the car, eject the DVD disc and store it separately away from direct
sunlight. Heat and humidity can damage DVD discs causing them not to play.
General
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Do not leave the monitor extended when you’re not using it. Direct sunlight can
cause the monitor to malfunction.
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Do not hang onto or hang items from the overhead monitor.
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Do not pour liquid into the unit or poke foreign objects into the DVD drive slot. Water,
humidity, and foreign objects may damage internal circuitry.
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If the unit becomes wet, turn off all power and ask your authorized Clarion Dealer to
clean or service the unit.
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Do not drop the unit or hit the LCD panel with a hard object. You may cause
permanent damage.
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If the LCD breaks, avoid touching the glass and fluid. If you do touch the fluid, clean
it off your body and/or clothes with plenty of water, then get medical attention.
Maintenance
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Do not clean the surface of the LCD with chemical solvents or corrosive detergent.
Permanent damage to the screen may result.
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Do not disassemble or modify this unit. You may damage the monitor, void the
warranty, and suffer electric shock.
Installation
Installation of mobile audio and video components requires experience with a variety
of mechanical and electrical procedures. Although this manual provides general
installation and operation instructions, it does not show the exact installation methods
for your particular vehicle.
If you do not have the required knowledge, experience, and/or tools to successfully
complete the installation, consult an authorized Clarion Dealer about professional
installation options.
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3. CONTROLS
Monitor closed
Dome light switch
Release button
Increase button
Previous button
Decrease button
Next button
A/V input source button
Stop button
Menu button
Play or pause button
Power button
Dome light
Eject button
ON OFF DOOR
Dome light
IR window
3.5 mm
AUX In
3.5 mm AUX In
Looking up from directly below at the player with the LCD panel closed
Quick reference to controls with monitor closed
Audio/video input Selects the video input source: DVD-IN, AV IN1 or AV IN2
source (A/V)
Decrease button (-) Reduces a value in a menu, such as the volume.
Dome light Provides an interior light for the vehicle.
Dome light switch Configures the dome light: ON, OFF or door activated. To
manually turn the light on or off, move this switch to the ON
or OFF positions. In the door-activated position, the dome
light turns on and off when you open and close the car
door.
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Note:
The dome light switch works only when the green dome light wire
is connected to the door sensor and the polarity switch is set
correctly. See the vehicle’s wiring manual for connection details.
Eject button (EJECT) Ejects the disc.
Increase button (+) Increase a value in a menu, such as the volume.
IR window Receives infrared (IR) signals from the remote control and
sends IR signals to the headphones.
Menu button (MENU) Opens the Display menu. Press again to sequentially
select each menu item.
Fast Forward button Skips to the next chapter on a DVD or track on a CD. Press
(FF) and hold to fast forward at 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x speeds.
Play/pause button Plays or pauses the disc.
(PLAY)
Power button Turns power to the player on and off.
(POWER)
Rewind (fast reverse) Skips to the previous chapter on a DVD or track on a CD.
button (REW) Press and hold to fast reverse at 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x
speeds.
Release button Opens the LCD panel.
Stop button (STOP) Press once to stop playback. Then, to resume where the
player left off, press the play/pause button.
Press this button twice to fully stop playback. Then, to start
playing at the beginning of the disc, press the play/pause
button.
DVD drive slot
Insert DVD and CD discs into this slot
Back seat
Front of the car
View of the player from the front seat, passenger’s side
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ON OFF DOOR
Screw hole
Reset button
Screw hole
RESET
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Monitor open
LCD off switch
Screw hole
Screw hole
Looking up from directly below at the player with the LCD panel open
Quick reference to controls with monitor open
LCD off switch Turns off the LCD screen.
Reset button Press with a pencil or other narrow-tipped tool to return all
setup options to their factory default values.
Screw holes Used to attach the player to the mounting plate.
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Remote control
Setup Mute
POWER
SETUP
MUTE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
DISPLAY
GOTO
Power
Eject
Numbers
VOL
AUDIO
>
Previous
Play or pause
Goto
Display
Stop
Next
Volume
Audio
MENU
>
Menu navigation
ENTER
>
Menu
SUBTITLE
>
Random
A-B
RANDOM
A-B
REPEAT
TITLE
SRC
RETURN
ANGLE
ZOOM
Source
Return
Subtitle
Fast forward
Title
Repeat
Zoom
Angle
Remote control
Quick reference to remote control
A-B Repeats playback from previously identified points A to B.
Angle Changes a scene angle when playing back a DVD that includes
multiple scene angles.
Arrows Selects options on DVD menu and values on Display menu.
Audio DVD: Changes the language during playback. For a VCD/CD:
Changes audio channel (left, right, stereo) during playback.
DISPLAY Displays playback information: title, chapter, track and time.
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ENTER Accepts settings selected using the arrow keys.
Eject Ejects the current disc in the slot.
Fast forward Speeds playback forward at 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x speeds.
Goto Starts playback at the selected chapter, track or time.
Menu Displays the DVD’s main menu. Press and hold to view the
Display menu.
Mute Disables and enables sound.
Next Jumps to next chapter on a DVD or to next track on a CD.
Numbers Used to directly enter track numbers and to configure some
options.
Play or pause Starts and stops playback of a DVD or CD.
Power Turns the player on and off.
Previous Jumps to previous chapter on a DVD or previous track on a CD.
Random Plays back chapters or tracks in random order.
Repeat Alternates among repeat options. For a DVD: 1x Chapter, 2x
Title, 3x All. For a CD: 1x Track, 2x All.
Return Single press returns to main menu; second press returns to last
position of playback.
Rewind (fast Fast reverses playback at 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x speeds.
reverse)
Setup Accesses the setup menu used to modify player options.
Source Selects the video input source: DVD-IN, AV IN1 and AV IN2.
Stop Stops playback. Then press the play/pause or ENTER buttons to
resume playing back at last position. Press the stop button twice
to fully stop playback, then press the play or ENTER buttons to
start playing back at the beginning of the DVD.
Subtitle Turns pre-recorded subtitles on and off.
Title Displays the DVD’s title menu.
Volume) Decreases and increases the volume.
Zoom Zooms in when viewing a movie or photographs. As you press
ZOOM, the player alternates among the available zoom settings
(2x, 3x, 4x, 1/2x, 1/4x and normal).
4. OPERATIONS
The monitor and DVD player provide the video; headphones provide the audio. The unit
receives power from the power connector used for the car’s dome light, which the unit
replaces.
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Opening the monitor
1. Press the release button to open the overhead monitor screen.
Release button
ON OFF DOOR
Looking up at the monitor from directly below
2. Gently swing the LCD down and adjust the angle for viewing.
150° maximum angle
Monitor open
CAUTION
The LCD opens to a maximum angle of 150 degrees. Do not
attempt to open it further.
The monitor turns on automatically when you fully open it (assuming the ignition
switch is on or in the ACC position).
Closing the monitor
Gently push the back side of the LCD until it clicks into the overhead housing. The
monitor turns off automatically when you return it to the closed position.
Note:
When closing the LCD panel, do not let cords or other items get
caught between the LCD and the overhead housing. Doing so can
seriously damage the TFT screen.
For safety, close the LCD panel when you are not using it.
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Handling discs
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To keep a disc clean, do not touch the play side (non-label side).
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Do not attach sticky notes to or put tape on a disc.
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Keep discs away from direct sunlight and heat.
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Store discs in a protective disc case.
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Before playback, wipe the disc outwards from the center with a clean
cloth.
Turning the player on
1. Turn the ignition to either ACC or ON.
OFF
ACC
2. Press the power button ( ) on the player or on the remote.
ON
If no disc is in the drive, it displays: “NO DISC.”
4. To change input sources, press SRC and alternate among A/V input sources: DVDIN, AV IN1 (first additional audio-video source) and AV IN2 (second audio-video
source). Additional AV sources must be connected.
Note:
You cannot insert a DVD into the slot if you’ve selected an
alternate audio-video source (AV IN1 or AV IN2).
Turning the player off
To turn the power off, press the power button ( ).
If a CD or DVD is playing when you turn the power off and back on again, the player
continues playback from where you stopped.
Note:
Once the player is turned off, you cannot eject a DVD or CD left in
the slot.
Changing the image aspect ratio
A common display setting to change is screen mode, which controls the aspect ratio
used to display images.
Do not leave the headphones in a place that is subject to direct sunlight or extreme
temperatures.
An IR receiver in the headphones that is exposed to direct sunlight for an extended
period of time may cause poor sound quality. Let the headphones cool off before you
use them.
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Playing a disc (DVD or CD)
1. Put the headphones on your head and turn the headphone power on.
2. Assuming the power is on, insert a DVD into the player.
The player displays “Loading.”
3. Aim the remote control directly at the IR receiver on the player and press the play/
pause button ( ) or press ENTER (on the remote).
Using the remote control
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Use the remote control only inside the vehicle.
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Use the remote control no further than five feet (three meters) from the sensor.
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Direct sunlight (or a very bright light) reduces sensitivity to remote signals. Do not
use the player in direct sunlight.
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Any object that comes between the infrared sensor and the remote control may
disrupt reception.
Controlling playback
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To pause and resume, press the play/pause button ( ).
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To stop playback, press the stop button ( ).
If you press the stop button ( ) and then press the play/pause button ( ) again,
playback begins from the beginning of the last chapter played, not the last exact
location when you interrupted playback.
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To play back the previous track or chapter, press the previous button ( ).
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To play back the next track or chapter, press the next button ( ).
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To remove the CD or DVD, press the eject button ( ).
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To mute the sound, press the MUTE button on the remote. Press this button again
to enable sound again.
Using headphones
To hear the audio requires headphones.
WARNING
Do not use the headphones while driving.
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POWER
Power light
VOLUME
Power switch
OFF--ON
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Headphone components
Volume dial
Headphones
Installing batteries in the headphones
If this is the first time you’re using the system, install batteries in the headphones.
Change the batteries when you begin to hear distorted audio that cuts in and out.
1. Rotate the left earpiece so the battery cover is
accessible.
Battery cover
2. Slide the battery cover down.
3. If replacing the batteries, remove the
discharged batteries.
Close-up of the left earpiece
4. Insert the new AAA batteries according to the
polarity marked inside the battery compartment.
5. Slide the battery cover back into place.
Batteries installed
Close-up with batteries
installed
Setting the volume
The volume control is on the headphones. Turn the volume dial up or down.
Note:
Some noise may be audible depending on the type of encoder
software used while recording. This noise is not caused by the
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Direct sunlight and temperature extremes
Do not leave the headphones in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
Playing DVDs
Accessing the root menu
A DVD is divided into titles and chapters. The root menu shows the contents of the disc.
Some DVDs only allow you to select disc playback options from the DVD root menu.
To access the root menu of the DVD, press the MENU button during playback.
DVD root menu
Status information
To view status information about the current viewing session, press the DISPLAY
button continuously to cycle through the following information.
Status information
Changing languages
Note:
All audible languages must be pre-recorded on the DVD. Some
DVDs only allow language access through the DVD menu.
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To change the audible language, press the AUDIO button on the remote.
The player displays the current language number and name, and the total number
of languages available.
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Sample language option
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To cycle through all available languages, continue pressing the AUDIO button.
The audio information disappears automatically if you wait three seconds.
Using subtitles
Language subtitles are normally off.
Note:
Subtitles must be on the DVD. Some DVDs only allow subtitle
access through the DVD menu.
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To turn subtitles on, press the SUBTITLE button.
The player displays the current language number and name, and the total number
of languages for which subtitles are available.
Sample subtitle option
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If the DVD provides subtitles in multiple languages, continue pressing the
SUBTITLE button to change the subtitle language.
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To turn subtitles off, press the SUBTITLE button until the screen displays “subtitle
off.”
The display of the subtitle options disappears automatically if you wait for three
seconds.
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Repeating DVD chapters and titles
To repeat a chapter, title or both, during playback continue pressing REPEAT to
alternate among options.
Sample repeat option
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Chapter repeats the current chapter.
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Title repeats the current title.
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All repeats all chapters and titles.
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Off resumes normal playback.
Repeating favorite sections
To repeat a favorite section you must first mark where it begins and ends.
1. Play back the DVD.
2. To identify the beginning of your favorite section (point A), press the A-B button
when the section starts playing back.
3. To identify the end of your favorite section (point B), press the A-B button again
when play back reaches the end of the section.
To repeat this section, press the A-B button on the remote.
To cancel the repeat playback and resume normal playback, press the A-B button
again.
Changing viewing angle
Note:
Multiple angles must be pre-recorded on the DVD. Look for the
multiple angles icon ( ) on the jacket of the DVD.
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To cycle through the available viewing angles, press the ANGLE button on the
remote while playing back the DVD.
The player displays the current angle number and the total number of angles
available.
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Sample angle options
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To change the angle, press the ANGLE button again.
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To return to normal viewing, press the ANGLE button again.
Zooming in and out
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To zoom in (enlarge) the image when watching a DVD, press ZOOM during
playback.
As you press ZOOM on the remote, the player alternates among the available zoom
settings (2x, 3x, 4x, 1/2x, 1/4x and normal).
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To zoom in when viewing photographs (JPEG/JPG images) stored on a disc, press
ZOOM on the remote, then press ( ) or ( ) to alternate among zoom settings (2x,
3x, 4x, 1/2x, 1/4x and normal).
Adjusting picture quality
1. Press and hold the MENU button on the remote for more than one second (may
require as many as three seconds).
The player displays the “Operation Menu.”
Setup options
2. Press the MENU button again to alternate among the available options:
Contrast
Brightness
Color
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Adjusts the differences between the light and dark areas of the
image.
Makes the whole image lighter or darker.
Adjusts color based on the color spectrum.
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Adjusts the intensity of the color when in NTSC mode (to play
back DVDs recorded in the United States).
Wide Screen
Selects the aspect ratio (width vs. height) of the image.
Options are Wide (16:9) and Normal (4:3) for the VT800B and
VT1000B/VT1000T. The VT1500B provides two additional
options: Panorama and Zoom.
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Tint
Wide stretches images horizontally so they fit the entire screen.
This may distort the images slightly. Normal mode displays
without distortion, but the image does not fill the entire screen.
On the VT1500B, Panorama expands the left and right
sides of the image. Zoom expands images horizontally and
displays them to fit the entire screen. The expansion ration
increases towards the right and left edges of the screen.
Reset
Returns all menu values to their default settings.
3. Press the left (<) and right (>) arrows on the remote to change the values of
selected options.
Playing audio CDs
Displaying CD information
To display the playing time and current track, press DISPLAY on the remote during CD
playback.
Continue pressing DISPLAY on the remote to view the disc type, current time, current
track number, and total number of tracks.
Repeating CD tracks
To repeat a track or the entire CD, press REPEAT on the remote during playback.
To cycle through the available options, continue pressing REPEAT.
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Track repeats the current track.
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All repeats the current CD.
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Off resumes normal playback.
Repeating favorite sections
To repeat a favorite section you must first mark where it begins and ends.
1. Play back the CD.
2. To identify the beginning of your favorite section (point A), press the A-B button on
the remote when the section starts playing back.
3. To identify the end of your favorite section (point B), press the A-B button again
when play back reaches the end of the section.
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To repeat this section, press the A-B button on the remote.
To cancel the repeat playback and resume normal playback, press the A-B button
again.
Playing MP3s
MP3, a format for storing digital audio, compresses each audio track with little loss of
audio quality. The result takes up much less disc space than the track would without
MP3 compression. The VT800B/VT1000B/VT1000T/VT1500B player supports CD-R
/RW and DVD-R discs that contain music MP3 files.
MP3 icons
This icon in front of an item identifies a folder.
This icon in front of an item identifies the item as an MP3 file.
Procedure
1. Insert a CD that contains MP3 files into the player.
The player displays the MP3 menu.
2. To select the folders and tracks to play, press the DISPLAY button on the remote.
The player displays the folder structure.
MP3 folder structure with selected folder highlighted
3. To choose a folder from the list, press the up and down arrow keys on the remote.
4. Press the ENTER button on the remote.
The player displays the contents of the selected folder.
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Folder contents
5. To select the MP3 file, press the up and down buttons on the remote.
6. To play the file, press the ENTER button on the remote.
MP3 controls
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To play back to the next MP3 file, press the next button (
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To play back the previous MP3 file, press the previous button (
).
)
Repeating MP3s
To repeat a single MP3 file, press the REPEAT button on the remote. To cycle through
all the following settings, continue to press REPEAT.
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Repeat single repeats the current file.
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Repeat all repeats the contents of the current folder.
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Repeat off turns off repeat and resumes normal playback.
Care and maintenance
Cleaning the monitor
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Use a clean, soft, dry cloth to gently wipe dust and dirt from the screen.
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Do not use benzene, thinner, car cleaner, or other cleaners. These substances may
damage the monitor system or cause the paint to peel.
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The surface of the LCD can be easily scratched. Do not rub it with anything
abrasive.
Servicing the monitor
In the event that trouble arises, never open the monitor case, disassemble the player or
attempt to repair it yourself. The internal parts are not serviceable by the user. Opening
any components will void the warranty. All warranty service should be performed by an
authorized Clarion service center.
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CAUTION!
Changes or modifications to this product not approved by
the manufacturer will void the warranty and will violate FCC
approval.
Cleaning the remote control
Use only a clean, soft, damp cloth to clean the remote control. Do not use lighter fluid,
methyl alcohol or other solvents.
Cleaning discs
Before playing a disc, wipe it outwards from the center with a clean, soft cloth.
Changing the battery in the remote control
The battery needs changing when the buttons on the remote stop working or when you
have to move closer and closer to the player for the remote to work
Precautions
•
Dispose of used batteries properly.
•
Do not dispose of used batteries throwing them into fire. If you do so, they may
explode.
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Do not short the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals.
•
Keep the battery and its holder away from young children. They may choke on the
battery while attempting to swallow or chew on it.
Procedure
Note:
The battery type must be CR2025. Do not replace with any other
battery type.
1. Turn the remote up-side-down.
2. Simultaneously slide the battery latch in the direction of the arrow and pull the
battery holder out of the slot.
Battery holder
Battery latch
Removing the battery holder
3. Remove the old battery.
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4. Place the new lithium battery in the slot with the plus (+) side up.
5. Push the battery holder back into the slot until it locks in place.
Battery with
the plus side
up
Battery holder
Inserting the holder with the battery into the remote control
5. INSTALLATION AND WIRING
Do not attempt to install or service your player yourself. Installation and servicing
require experience in electronic equipment and automotive accessories. If you do not
have the knowledge or experience this installation may be dangerous and could expose
you to the risk of electric shock or other hazards.
Read these instructions and precautions carefully. Improper installation can damage the
monitor and the vehicle.
What is included in the box
In addition to this manual, the box contains:
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1 Player
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1 IR remote control with battery
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1 Audio/video RCA cable
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6 ST4.2 x 16/ 10 ST4.2 x 16/ 6 ST4.2 x 16 screws
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4 CM 4 x 10/ 8 CM 4 x 8/ 4 CM 4 x 8 screws
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1 Metal mounting plate
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1 Rubber gasket
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2 Earphones and 4 AAA batteries (VT1500B/VT1000B/VT1000T)
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1 Earphone and 2 AAA batteries (VT800B)
Note:
Use only the contents of this package to install and use the
DVD player. Using accessories not provided with this player may
damage the player.
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Tools and additional components
You will need a Phillips-head screwdriver when mounting the player in the vehicle.
Before you begin
1. Verify that the vehicle electrical components function, including: power windows,
power door locks, air conditioning, lights, etc.
2. Identify the polarity of the dome light circuit and set the switch on the bottom of the
overhead monitor housing.
3. Test fit the location of the overhead monitor system to ensure it will not interfere with
the operation of the vehicle.
4. If applicable, verify that the monitor, when mounted, will not interfere with the
operation of the sun roof.
5. Carefully mark the location with masking tape.
6. Lower the vehicle’s headliner down to see if a roof support beam is available to
screw the mounting bracket to.
If a support beam is not available, use a 3/4-inch piece of plywood cut to the
appropriate size. Attach the plywood to the roof of the vehicle using silicone. Allow
for adequate drying time.
7. Determine the location of any additional audio/video sources.
8. Disconnect the negative battery terminal before making any wiring connections.
CAUTION
Do not open the case. There are no serviceable parts inside. If
you drop anything into the unit during installation, consult with
your Clarion Dealer or an authorized Clarion service center.
Mounting and wiring precautions
The VT800B/VT1000B/VT1000T/VT1500B should be mounted in the ceiling of
the vehicle. The front panel controls should be easily accessible from the rear seat. In
addition:
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This unit is exclusively for vehicles with a negative ground, 12V power supply.
•
This unit may be in installed with additional mobile audio components, such as a
digital camera.
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Always use great care when attaching anything to a vehicle! Check clearances
on both sides of the planned installation before drilling any holes or installing any
screws.
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A good chassis ground connection is critical to minimize resistance and avoid noise
problems. Use the shortest wire possible and securely connect it to the car chassis
and the source unit ground.
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When routing RCA cables, keep them away from the power cables and output
speaker wires, engine, exhaust system, etc. Heat may damage wires.
•
If the fuse should blow, make sure that all connections are correct, the cables have
not caused a short circuit, and no wires are damaged. Then replace the fuse with a
new fuse of the same amperage value as the original fuse. When replacing a fuse,
never let the battery side touch any metal part or any other wire.
•
Never let disconnected cables or terminals touch metal on the car or any other
conducting material.
•
To prevent short circuits, do not remove the caps from unused terminals or from the
ends of unconnected cables.
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Insulate unconnected wires with vinyl tape or other similar material.
WARNING!
To prevent short circuits during installation, disconnect the
vehicle’s negative (-) battery lead before making any power
connections.
Installation procedure
The VT800B/VT1000B/VT1000T/VT1500B replaces the car’s dome light. This
section provides basic tips and techniques to aid the installation. These are not vehicle
specific, but should be used as guidelines for performing the installation.
Set the polarity switch
1. Determine the polarity of the power system in the car. This information should be on
a vehicle-specific diagram.
2. Locate the polarity switch on the back of the player (the side that will be attached to
the ceiling).
9 Polarity switch
Please slide to "-" at the left position
if your vehicle's power supply system is
negative. Please slide to "+" at the right
position if your vehicle's power sypply
system is positive
Notes: 1 Please slide it to a side fully.
2. Do not slide this swith after Place it
at a position. Otherwise, it'll be damage
Back of the player
3. If the vehicle’s power supply requires negative polarity, slide this switch to the
negative (-) position. Otherwise, slide this switch to the positive (+) position.
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CAUTION
Make sure the switch is fully to one side or the other. Do not
attempt to configure this switch once the player is in position.
4. Cut a one-inch hole in the headliner along the backside of the ceiling bracket for the
cables to pass through.
Install the ceiling bracket and cables
1. Disconnect and remove the original dome light.
2. Screw the metal mounting plate to the beam or plywood using the six ST4.2 x 16
screws.
Metal mounting plate showing screw positions
Note:
Do not cover the original dome light opening.
Connect cables
1. Pull out the original dome light’s power wire and signal/power cable through the
original dome light opening.
2. Place the rubber gasket on the player.
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4. Identify the dome light wires in the vehicle and connect them to the corresponding
dome light wire on the overhead monitor system.
5. Plug in any audio/video source cables.
6. Plug in the power harness into the overhead monitor system in the following order:
ground wire, battery wire, ACC wire and door wire.
Note:
Do not forget to connect the red ACC wire to the ignition switch.
If you do not connect this wire, the battery charge may drain off
prematurely.
Install the monitor
1. Carefully hold the overhead monitor up to the metal mounting plate.
2. Screw in the four CM 4 x 8 screws making sure the wires are not in the way.
Mounting the player
3. Reconnect the battery.
4. Check the car’s brake lights, blinkers, wiper, etc. to ensure they are working properly.
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3. Route the cables through the hole to the location of any audio/video sources.
Wiring diagram
AV IN 2
AV OUT
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B+ (YELLOW)
ACC (RED)
GND (BLACK)
DOOR (GREEN)
AV 1 IN
Polarity switch
Top of the unit showing cable connections
6. SETTING PREFERENCES
Accessing the on-screen display menus
1. Press SETUP on the remote to access the OSD menus.
The main Display menu appears.
General setup page
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2. Press (left arrow) and
(right arrow) to alternate among three option pages:
GENERAL SETUP PAGE, SPEAKER SETUP PAGE and PREFERENCE PAGE.
Note:
To access the PREFERENCE PAGE the DVD slot must be empty.
Eject any DVD or CD in the drive.
4. Press ENTER to select the option you wish to change.
5. Press ENTER to confirm your selection.
6. Press SETUP to exit the on-screen display menus.
Example: Setting parental control
1. Press SETUP, then press
(right arrow) to display the PREFERENCE PAGE.
The system displays the OSD menu.
Preference page
2. Press
five times to select Parental.
3. Press to increase and to decrease the level of parental control between “1” and
“8” with “8” providing the most control.
4. Press ENTER to save this preference.
The player prompts you for the password.
5. Type the password and press ENTER again to confirm the password.
5. Press SETUP to exit the on-screen display menus.
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General setup page
This page controls standard DVD options.
General setup page
Setting
Value and Description
ANGLE MARK
Turns multiple-angle feature on and off. Multiple angles must
be pre-recorded on the DVD. To determine if the DVD supports
multiple angles, look for the multiple-angle symbol on the disc
jacket ( ).
OSD LANG
ON
Enables the use the ANGLE button to select a
different angle for the current scene.
OFF
Disables the ANGLE button.
Selects the language for the on-screen display menus.
ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH
CAPTIONS
SCREEN SAVER
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Turns captions on and off.
ON
Enables captions.
OFF
Disables captions.
Turns the screen saving feature on and off.
ON
Enables the screen saver feature.
OFF
Disables the screen saver feature.
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Speaker setup page
This page controls speaker options.
Speaker page
DOWNMIX
Applies to Dolby digital sound. You cannot change this option,
which is permanently set to output stereo signals, that is the
player outputs audio to both the left and right channels of the
output RCA jacks.
Preference page
This page controls system-wide preferences.
Preference page
TV TYPE
AUDIO
Selects the TV system. Changing this option also changes the
RCA AV output.
PAL
For Europe and Asia
NTSC
For the United States
AUTO
Selects the audible language for the DVD audio track.
ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH
SUBTITLE
Selects the language for subtitles.
ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH
OFF
Turns subtitles off.
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Selects the language to display the contents of the current disc.
ENGLISH, FRENCH, SPANISH
PARENTAL
Restricts movie viewing to appropriate ages.
1 (KID SAF) Material is safe for children.
2 (G)
Material is safe for general audiences.
3 (PG)
Parental guidance suggested.
4 (PG 13)
Some material unsuitable for children under 13.
5 (PGR)
Some material unsuitable for children under 17.
6 (R)
Some material unsuitable for children under 17.
7 (NC 17)
Not recommended viewing for children under 17.
8 (ADULT)
Only for adults due to the graphic content. This is
the default setting.
Note:
After setting parental control, the player prompts you for the
system password.
PASSWORD
Lets you change the four-digit password using the number keys on
the remote. The default password is 3308, but it no longer works
once you change the password.
DEFAULT
Resets all values to their factory defaults.
7. TROUBLESHOOTING
If operations freeze, the screen goes blank, or the player otherwise does not function
properly, try turning it off and back on again. If it still does not respond, press the reset
switch on the front panel.
RESET
Reset button
ON OFF DO
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DISC MENU
Player with the monitor open
Player does not turn on
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The car’s ignition may be off. Turn on the ignition to the ACC (Accessory) position.
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The player may not be on. Turn the player’s power on.
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There may be condensation in the player. Wait for about one hour or until the
condensation evaporates.
•
A fuse may be blown. Check the fuses at the end of the monitor installation cables
and on the vehicle.
•
The player may be disconnected. Check all connections. See the installation
instructions.
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The remote control battery may require changing.
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Dirt may be covering the remote’s infrared lens. Clean the lens with a soft damp
cloth.
Player is on but won’t play the disc
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The disc may be inserted incorrectly. Reinsert the disc with the label side up
(facing the ceiling of the car).
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The disc format may not be supported. The player supports these formats:
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The disc may be dirty or scratched. Clean or replace the disc.
The player suddenly stops working
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There is an error in the player. Turn the player off and on again. If it still doesn’t
respond, press the RESET button.
The player works erratically
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The remote control battery needs replacing.
•
The IR window on the player or remote control is dirty. Clean the IR windows with
a soft damp cloth.
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The connections are loose. Check and tighten all connections.
The picture occasionally skips
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The disc is dirty or scratched. Clean or replace the disc.
The picture is blurred
•
You may be passing near a high voltage wire, transformer, aircraft or other source
of electrical interference. The picture will improve when you move away from the
source interference.
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The picture is very dark
•
The temperature in the car is very low. At low temperatures LCD screen display
dark pictures. The picture will improve as the temperature rises.
• The brightness is set too high. Adjust it lower. Press the MENU button on the
remote or on the player.
No sound can be heard from the IR wireless headphones
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The headphones are not turned on.
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The battery in the headphones is low. Replace the battery.
•
An object is blocking the transmission of the infrared signal from the player to the
headphones or the headphones are beyond the reach of the IR signal. The IR
receiver on the headphones must be in direct line of sight of the IR transmitter on
the player.
Infrared transmitter
Infrared receiver
Line of sight
IR line of sight from the player to the headphones
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Active matrix: A flat panel display technology that produces a brighter and sharper
display and a broader viewing angle than passive matrix panels. Each pixel has its own
thin film transistor (TFT) and is sometimes called a “TFT screen.”
Aspect ratio: The comparison of the width to the height of an object.
Audio/video (A/V) source: Any additional audio and/or video device that has a
composite RCA output, such as a game player, VCR, digital camera, etc.
CD: Compact Disc.
CD-R/RW: CD Read/Read and Write.
Display angle: The extent to which the LCD screen can be opened (150 degrees).
Dolby Digital: The marketing name for the audio compression technologies developed
by Dolby Laboratories.
DVD: Digital VideoDisc or Digital Versatile Disc.
DVD-R: DVD Read only.
DVD-RW: DVD Read and Write.
JPEG/JPG: Joint Pictures Expert Group, the committee that developed the standards
for compressing graphics, especially photographs.
IR: Infrared.
NTSC: National TV Standards Committee, the group that developed the television
standards used in the United States.
LCD: Liquid Crystal Display, the technology used for laptop and other small computer
monitors.
MP3: MPEG Audio Layer-3, a standard for sound compression without sacrificing
quality.
OSD: on-screen display.
PAL: The primarily European standard for displaying analog television signals.
Pixel: Short for picture element, the smallest point on a graphic image or monitor.
Thin file transistor (TFT): The display technology in which thin films are deposited
during the manufacturing process to create metallic contacts.
SRC: Source.
VCD: Video CD, the standard for storing video on a CD.
Viewing angle: Pre-recorded alternative angles for individual scenes.
WVGA: Wide Angle Video Array, the number of pixels in each direction that can be
displayed on a monitor.
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8. GLOSSARY
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9. SPECIFICATIONS
VT1000B
VT1000T
VT800B
Power supply (car batter y)
12V DC (10V-16V)
Test voltage
Operating current
14V, negative ground
<1.3A
<1.5A
Current consumption
Max current consumption
<6mA
<1.8A
<2A
Mechanism
Manual open and close
Video system
Screen
Auto, NTSC and PAL
8” diagonal
Resolution
Display angle
Viewing angle (up/down/left/right)
Weight
10.2” diagonal
1280x800
Ver tical adjustable up and down; maximum angle 150°
45/65/65/65
10/30/40/40
4.959 lbs (2.25kg)
1Vp-p, 75-Ohm load
Operating temperature
-5 ~ 55° C
Storage temperature
-20 ~ 70° C
Dome light
15.4” diagonal
800 x 480
4.313 lbs (1.95 kg)
Video signal
VT1500B
2W
Note:
For the sake of technical improvements, this technical data and
the design of the equipment may change without prior notice.
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