MODEL :
AV301
Quick Set Up Guide
Complete Home Theater System with DVD/CD Player and Digital Tuner
This Quick Set Up Guide will help you get your new Emerson Home Theater System connected, positioned, and operating so
you can begin enjoying movies and music as quickly as possible.
All of the initial default settings have been pre-set for the system to be operated in North America. No further adjustments are
required at this time.
The diagrams below show the important controls on the front panel and remote control that you will use to perform the
operations in this Quick Set Up Guide.
TUNING +/- PLAY/PAUSE
POWER
VOLUME
STOP
TUNE/SKIP
STOP PLAY/PAUSE
MP3
HEADP HONE
STANDBY LED
OPEN/CLOSE
VOLUME
STANDBY
STANDBY
DVD
TUNER
AUX
LANGUAGE
TITLE
RETURN
ZOOM
MENU
ANGLE
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
SU B
TIT LE
GO TO
7
8
9
N/P
>1 0
0
SLEEP
MUTE
O P EN /
C LO S E
SETUP
ENTER
STOP
TUNING +/-
ENTER
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
S TA +
S T /M O
+
SLOW
ADJ/VOL
T UN
T UN +
MEMO
REPEAT
A-B
PROG.
SELECT
TES T
TO N E
LIST ENING
S TA -
TUNER
OPEN/CLOSE
/ / /
PLAY/PAUSE
VOLUME +/-
BASIC SETUP AND CONNECTIONS
1. Carefully remove the system from the display carton and confirm that you have the following items:
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Main Unit x 1.
Satellite Speakers x 5.
Subwoofer x 1.
Remote Control x 1.
Satellite Cables x 5.
Subwoofer Cable x 1.
Remote Batteries x 2.
Video Cable x 1.
AM and FM Antennas.
Owner's Manual.
Rubber Feet x 20.
Save the carton and all packing materials.
2. Install the batteries in the remote control.
3. Place the main unit in the desired location but do not connect the AC power cord at this time.
4. Refer to the following connection diagram.
• Connect all 6 speakers to the color coded terminals on the back of the main unit using the appropriate color coded speaker
cables.
• Connect your TV to the back of the main unit using the supplied video cable (yellow plugs on each end).
• Connect the AM and FM antennas to the back of the main unit.
• Connect the power cords of the main unit and subwoofer to 120V 60 Hz AC household outlets. The STANDBY indicator on
the front of the subwoofer turns red.
• Press the POWER button on the front of the main unit to turn on the main power, then press the STANDBY button on the
remote control to put the system into the Standby mode. The red STANDBY indicator turns 'On'.
Note:
In order to use the remote control to turn the system 'On' and 'Off' the main POWER button on the front panel must be 'On'. We
suggest that this POWER button be left in the 'On' position at all times. If the system will not be used for an extended period such as a two week vacation, etc - then you can set the main POWER button back to the 'Off' position.
AM loop antenna
(Included)
FM antenna
(Included)
Right Front Speaker
Center Speaker
Left Front Speaker
Subwoofer
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Right Surround Speaker
POSITIONING THE SPEAKERS
Refer to the following speaker positioning diagram. All 5 satellites should be approximately the same distance from your listening
position.
• Place center speaker either directly above or below your TV screen.
• Place front left and right speakers to the left and right of TV at approximately same height as center speaker.
• Place rear left and right speakers either in line with, or behind your listening position, at ear level, or slightly above, when
seated.
• Place subwoofer on floor in front of room, either next to TV or in corner, facing your listening position.
Front-left
Center
Front-right
Subwoofer
or
Surround-right
Surround-left
or
or
LISTENING
POSITION
DVD PLAYBACK
1. Turn on your TV. If necessary use your TV remote to select the external video source such as AUX, VIDEO, etc.
2. Press the STANDBY button on the AV301 remote control. The Emerson DVD logo screen should appear on your TV.
3. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the AV301 remote control or front panel. Drawer opens. (Note: Remote must be pointed at
front of AV301 to operate.)
4. Insert DVD movie disc in tray with printed side up. Press OPEN/CLOSE button to close drawer. Player will read disc. On
some discs playback will start automatically. On other discs the DVD Menu Screen appears. Press PLAY/PAUSE button to
begin playback, or use 'arrow' buttons and ENTER button to select other playback options from DVD menu.
5. If disc has Dolby Digital or Dolby Pro Logic soundtrack, you will hear sound from all 5 satellites plus subwoofer. If disc has
stereo soundtrack you may only hear sound from front left and right speakers plus subwoofer.
6. Press ADJ/VOL (Adjust Volume) "+" or "–" buttons to adjust volume level.
7. When finished watching press STOP and/or OPEN CLOSE. Remove disc, press STANDBY to turn off AV301. The STANDBY
indicator turns 'On'. Also turn off your TV.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INDIVIDUAL DVD DISC MENUS
There is no universal standard for the audio default setting of individual DVD movie discs. Some DVD movie discs have both
Dolby Digital and DTS audio soundtracks in addition to Dolby Pro Logic and normal stereo. Some discs will automatically
begin playback after they are inserted in the player and the drawer is closed. On other discs a "Disc Menu" will appear and
playback will not begin until you press the PLAY/PAUSE or ENTER buttons. The "Disc Menu" also allows you select the type
of audio output and the languages for the soundtrack and subtitles. It may also allow you to jump to a specific scene or
chapter, and play some special features if included on the disc.
The producer of the disc decides which default settings to use. For example the disc producer may decide to use "2 channel
stereo" as the default audio setting on a particular movie disc. If you do not change the default setting on the Disc Menu the
soundtrack will be heard in stereo, only from the front left and right speakers and the subwoofer.
The producer of the disc may decide to use a different language as the default setting for the audio soundtrack and the
subtitles, especially if it is a foreign film. They may also decide to use subtitles 'On' as their default setting in the Disc Menu. If
you prefer to hear the soundtrack in English and cancel the subtitles you must use the Navigation buttons ( / / / ) and
ENTER button on the remote control to select the appropriate options in the Disc Menu.
If you begin playing the disc and find that the settings are not what you expected (for example, the subtitles are 'On'
or not all speakers are operating), press the RETURN button on the remote control to ‘return’ to the Disc Menu. Then
use the Navigation buttons ( / / / ) and the ENTER button to select the desired settings and resume playback.
For additional information about individual Disc Menus please refer to page 22 of the Owner's Manual.
CD PLAYBACK
Note:
It is not necessary to turn 'On' your TV to listen to audio CDs.
1. Press STANDBY button on AV301 remote. The front panel display comes 'On'.
2. Press OPEN/CLOSE button on AV301 front panel or remote control. Drawer opens.
3. Insert your CD in the drawer with label side up. Press OPEN/CLOSE button to close drawer. Player reads disc and display
shows total tracks and playing time.
4. Press PLAY/PAUSE button to begin playback. (Note: For audio CDs the sound will only be heard from the front left and right
speakers and the subwoofer.)
5. Press ADJ/VOL (Adjust Volume) "+" or "–" buttons to adjust volume level.
6. When finished listening press STOP and/or OPEN/CLOSE. Remove disc, press STANDBY to turn off AV301.
LISTENING TO RADIO
1. Press STANDBY button on AV301 remote control to turn the system 'On'.
2. Press TUNER button on remote to select Tuner function. Press TUNER button again to switch between AM and FM bands.
3. Press TUN – or TUN + buttons on remote control until desired radio station frequency appears on the front panel display.
4. Press ADJ/VOL (Adjust Volume) "+" or "–" buttons to adjust volume. (Note: If station is broadcasting in stereo the sound will
only be heard from the front left and right speakers and the subwoofer.)
5. When finished listening press the STANDBY button to turn the system 'Off'.
EMERSON
Part No.: 16-2865Q
205-01
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