ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP Owner`s manual

EMP 2
High Performance Balanced Multiformat Player
Owner’s Manual
Table of Contents
Important Information ............................................................... 1
Important Safety Instructions .................................................................................... 1
Precautions ................................................................................................................. 2
FCC Statement ............................................................................................................ 2
Trademarks ................................................................................................................. 2
Compatible Disc Types ............................................................................................... 3
Discs that cannot be played.............................................................................................................3
Disc care and handling ....................................................................................................................3
Notes about BD-ROM compatibility .................................................................................................4
Copyright Protection ................................................................................................... 4
Region management information.....................................................................................................4
INSTALLATION .......................................................................... 5
Front Panel Display Windows ..................................................................................... 5
Rear Panel Connectors ............................................................................................... 6
Remote Control ........................................................................................................... 7
Remote Control Buttons ..................................................................................................................7
Back Side.........................................................................................................................................8
Battery Installation ...........................................................................................................................8
Using the Remote Control ...............................................................................................................8
Changing the Remote Code ............................................................................................................9
Connecting to a Display (Recommended Methods) ................................................. 10
HDMI Connection to a single TV ...................................................................................................10
HDMI Connection to Two (2) TVs ..................................................................................................11
DVI Connection..............................................................................................................................12
Component Video Connection .......................................................................................................13
Connecting to an Audio System ............................................................................... 14
Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with HDMI Input/Output .........................................................14
Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with 7.1ch/5.1ch Audio Input .................................................15
Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with Dolby Digital or DTS Decoder........................................16
Connecting to a Stereo Audio System...........................................................................................17
Connecting to the Internet ....................................................................................... 19
Internet connection through Ethernet cable...................................................................................19
Custom Installation ................................................................................................... 21
External IR (Infrared Remote) Installation .....................................................................................21
RS232 Control ...............................................................................................................................21
Setting Up the Player - Easy Setup Wizard .............................................................. 22
Access the Easy Setup Wizard......................................................................................................22
Choose the Primary Video Output .................................................................................................22
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Select the Best Output Resolution .................................................................................................23
Determine the Display Aspect Ratio ..............................................................................................24
Select the Audio Setting.................................................................................................................26
Complete the Easy Setup Wizard ..................................................................................................26
BASIC OPERATIONS................................................................ 27
Disc Playback............................................................................................................ 27
Fast Playback............................................................................................................ 27
Pause and Frame-by-Frame ...................................................................................... 28
Slow Playback........................................................................................................... 28
Blu-ray Disc Menu Playback ..................................................................................... 29
DVD Menu Playback.................................................................................................. 29
On-Screen Display..................................................................................................... 29
Volume Control ......................................................................................................... 30
Mute........................................................................................................................... 30
Audio Language/Track Selection ............................................................................. 30
Subtitle Selection ..................................................................................................... 31
Angle Selection ......................................................................................................... 31
Picture-in-Picture and Secondary Audio .................................................................. 31
BD-Live ...................................................................................................................... 32
ADVANCED OPERATIONS ....................................................... 33
TV System Selection ................................................................................................ 33
Output Resolution ..................................................................................................... 33
Zooming and Aspect Ratio Control .......................................................................... 34
Zoom Levels for HDMI 1 Output ....................................................................................................34
Zoom Levels for HDMI 2 & Analog (Component) Video Output ....................................................36
Subtitle Shift ............................................................................................................. 37
Repeat Playback ....................................................................................................... 37
Repeat a Selected Section ....................................................................................... 38
Shuffle and Random Playback.................................................................................. 38
Playback by Chapter or Track Number .................................................................... 38
Playback from a Specific Location .......................................................................... 39
DVD and Blu-ray Discs ..................................................................................................................39
CD and SACD discs.......................................................................................................................40
Memory and Automatic Resume .............................................................................. 41
Viewing Pictures on DVD-Audio Discs ..................................................................... 41
Pure Audio Mode ....................................................................................................... 41
MEDIA FILE PLAYBACK........................................................... 42
Playback from a USB or e-SATA Drive ..................................................................... 42
The Home Menu ........................................................................................................ 43
Playing Music Files ................................................................................................... 44
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Playing Movie Files.................................................................................................... 45
Viewing Photo Files................................................................................................... 46
Adding Background Music ........................................................................................ 46
SETUP MENU OPTIONS ........................................................... 47
Using the Setup Menu System.................................................................................. 47
Playback Setup.......................................................................................................... 50
Video Setup ............................................................................................................... 52
Picture Adjustment.........................................................................................................................55
HDMI Options ................................................................................................................................58
Audio Format Setup................................................................................................... 60
Audio Signal Reference Chart .......................................................................................................63
Recommended Audio Format Options ..........................................................................................64
Audio Processing Setup ............................................................................................ 66
Speaker Configuration ...................................................................................................................66
Other Audio Processing Settings...................................................................................................70
Device Setup ............................................................................................................. 72
Network Setup........................................................................................................... 75
REFERENCES ........................................................................... 79
Useful Notes .............................................................................................................. 79
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................ 79
Specifications............................................................................................................ 81
User Manual Updates Online .................................................................................... 81
Language Code List .................................................................................................. 82
If service is needed ................................................................................................... 83
Firmware Upgrade Instructions:............................................................................... 84
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Important Information
CAUTION:
CAUTION
DANGER OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS INCORRECTLY
REPLACED. REPLACE ONLY WITH THE SAME OR
EQUIVALENT TYPE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
DO NOT OPEN.
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 PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER. USE OF CONTROLS
OR
ADJUSTMENTS
OR
PERFORMANCE
OF
PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN
MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR
YOURSELF.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL.
The 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 persons.
CLASS I LASER
PRODUCT
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operation and maintenance
(servicing)
instruction
in
the
literature
accompanying the appliance.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
DANGEROUS HIGH VOLTAGES ARE
PRESENT INSIDE THE ENCLOSURE. DO NOT OPEN
THE CABINET.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL ONLY.
This label is located on the laser protective housing inside the
product.
THE APPARATUS SHALL NOT BE EXPOSED TO
DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO OBJECTS
FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES SHALL BE
PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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 is 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 plug, receptacle, and the point
where it exits from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
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) Batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) shall not be
exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the
like.
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I M P O R T A N T
I N F O R M A T I O N
Precautions
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Before connecting the AC power cord to the appliance,
make sure the voltage designation of the appliance
corresponds to the local electrical supply. If you are
unsure of your power supply, contact your local power
company. The acceptable power input range is AC ~
100V-240V, 50/60Hz.
The player is still receiving power from the AC power
source as long as it is connected to the wall outlet,
even if the player itself has been turned off.
Unplug the power cord if you are not going to use the
product for an extended period of time. Hold the power
plug when unplugging. Do not pull on the cord.
The main plug is used as the mechanism for cutting off
power, therefore make sure it is easy to unplug.
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To ensure proper ventilation around this product, do not
place this product on a sofa, bed or rug. When installing
this product on a wall or bookshelf, you need to provide
appropriate space.
High temperature will lead to abnormal operation of this
unit. Do not expose this unit or batteries to direct sunlight
or near other heating objects.
When moving the player from a cold location to a warm
one, or vice versa, moisture may condense on the laser
pickup unit inside the player. Should this occur, the
player may not operate properly. In such a case please
turn the unit on for 1-2 hours (without a disc) to facilitate
moisture evaporation.
FCC Statement
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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 in a residential installation.
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. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
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Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment
would void the user’s authority to operate this device.
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, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Trademarks
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“Blu-ray Disc”, “Blu-ray 3D”, “BONUSVIEW” and “BDLive” are trademarks of Blu-ray Disc Association.
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“BLOCKBUSTER” name, design and related marks are
trademarks of Blockbuster Inc.
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Java and all Java-based trademarks and logos are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun
Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other
countries.
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“Qdeo” and “QuietVideo” are trademarks of Marvell or its
affiliates.
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HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of
HDMI Licensing LLC.
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“DivX” is a trademark of DivX, Inc.
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All other trademarks are the properties of their respective
owners.
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DVD Logo is a trademark of DVD Format/Logo
Licensing Corp., registered in the U.S., Japan and
other countries.
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Super Audio CD, SACD and the SACD logo are joint
trademarks of Sony Corporation and Philips Electronics
N.V. Direct Stream Digital (DSD) is a trademark of
Sony Corporation.
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“AVCHD” and the “AVCHD” logo are trademarks of
Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation.
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Designed for Windows Media, Microsoft, HDCD, and
the HDCD logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries.
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“Netflix” is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc.
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I M P O R T A N T
I N F O R M A T I O N
Compatible Disc Types
Type/Logo
Features
Manual Icon
High Definition (HD) movie and music discs
BD-ROM and BD-RE/BD-R discs in BDMV and BDAV mode, including 8cm
discs (single layer) and DL discs.
BD-Video
- Discs supporting 3D Blu-ray contents playback. 3D-compatible
displays and active shutter glasses are required for full 3D movie experience.
- Discs supporting BONUSVIEW that allows Virtual
packages or Picture-in-Picture functions to be used.
- Discs supporting BD-Live (BD-ROM version 2 Profile 2) that provides
interactive features when the player is connected to the Internet.
DVD-Video
High quality movie and music discs
Commercially released DVD discs, DVD+RW/DVD+R/DVD-RW/DVD-R in
DVD-Video format, finalized.
DVD-Audio
Super Audio CD
Multi-channel or stereo high resolution audio with compressed digital video or
still pictures. Some DVD-Audio discs also contain a DVD-Video portion.
DVD-A
SACD: High resolution audio-only disc with stereo and/or multi-channel audio.
Hybrid disc with both high resolution and CD-compatible layers.
SACD
CD
Compact Discs (CD) that contain audio tracks.
AVCHD
High-definition digital video camera format using efficient data compression
coding technology.
Discs that cannot be played
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BDs with cartridge
DVD-RAMs
HD DVDs
Data portion of CD-Extras
BD-Video/DVD-Video with a different region code
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Some DualDiscs: A DualDisc is a two sided disc with
DVD on one side and digital audio on the other side. The
digital audio side does not meet the technical
specifications of the Compact Disc Digital Audio (CD-DA)
format so playback is not guaranteed.
Music discs encoded with copyright protection
technologies: if the discs do not conform to the CD
standard, they may not be playable on this player.
Disc care and handling
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To keep the disc clean from scratches or fingerprints,
handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the recorded
surface.
Blu-ray Discs record data in very high density and the
recorded layer is very close to the disc surface. For
this reason, Blu-ray Discs are more sensitive to dust
and fingerprints than DVD. Should you encounter
playback problems and see dirty spots on the disc
surface, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the
disc from the center out along the radial direction. Do
not wipe the disc in a circular motion.
Do not use record cleaning sprays or solvents such as
benzene, thinner and anti-static spray.
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Do not attach labels or stickers to discs as this may
cause the disc to warp, become imbalanced or too thick,
resulting in playback problems.
Avoid exposing the discs to direct sunlight or heat
sources.
Do not use the following discs:
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Discs with exposed adhesive from removed stickers
or labels. The disc may get stuck inside the player.
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Warped or cracked discs.
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Irregularly shaped discs, such as heart or business
card shapes.
I M P O R T A N T
I N F O R M A T I O N
Notes about BD-ROM compatibility
Since the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, some discs may not play properly depending on the disc type, version
and encoding. It is possible that a Blu-ray disc manufactured after the player was manufactured uses certain new features of the
Blu-ray Disc specifications. To ensure the best possible viewing experience, the player may need a firmware or software update
from time to time. Please visit ELECTROCOMPANIET web site www.electrocompaniet.no to check if updates are available.
Copyright Protection
This product 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 Electrocompaniet, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Electrocompaniet. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Region management information
This player is designed and manufactured to respond to the region management information. If the region number of a BD-Video
or DVD disc does not correspond to the region number of this player, this player cannot play the disc.
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INSTALLATION
Front Panel Controls
1.
POWER Button
3.
Disc Tray
2.
Main Display
Window
4.
IR Sensor Window
5.
6.
Auxiliary Display
Window
7.
Next track
8.
Eject
Play
9.
Previous track
Front Panel Display Windows
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3
4
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15
12
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1.
Main Display Window
Auxiliary Display Window Title – When illuminated, the
displayed time applies to a title
10. Disc Type Indication – Indicates the currently playing disc
type
2.
Group – When illuminated, the displayed time applies
to a group
12. Network – Indicates that an Ethernet cable is attached
3.
Chapter – When illuminated, the displayed time applies
to a chapter
14. Internet – Indicates the internet is being accessed
4.
Track – When illuminated, the displayed time applies to
a track
5.
Total – When illuminated, the displayed time is the total
play time
6.
Remaining – When illuminated, the displayed time is
the remaining play time
7.
Playback Status – Indicates playback status such as
Play, Pause, Repeat, Repeat All, Random/Shuffle, and
A-B Repeat
8.
Angle Icon – Indicates that the scene contains
additional camera angle(s)
9.
Main Display – Text messages and numeric display
11. HDMI – Indicates that one or more HDMI output is active
13. Wireless – Indicates a Wireless hotspot is connected
15. Mute Icon – Indicates that the audio is muted
16. Audio Channel Indication – Indicates whether the audio
being played is 2ch stereo or multi-channel surround
17. Audio Type Indication – Indicates the type of audio tracks
being played
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
Rear Panel Connectors
1.
Ethernet LAN Port
6.
USB 2.0 Port
2.
HDMI 2 Output (3D Compatible)
7.
e-SATA Port
3.
Composite Video Output
8.
HDMI 1 Output (3D Compatible)
4.
Component Video Output
5.
IR IN Port
9.
Coaxial and Optical Digital Audio
Output
10. RS-232C Port
11. 7.1CH / 5.1CH / STEREO Audio
Output
12. Balanced Stereo XLR
13. AC INPUT
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
Remote Control
Remote Control Buttons
1. POWER: Toggle power
STANDBY and ON
2. ON/OFF: Discrete on/off
power buttons
3. PURE AUDIO: Turn off/on
video
4. NUMBER Buttons: Enter
numeric values
5. CLEAR: Clear numeric
input
6. TOP MENU: Show BD
top menu or DVD title
menu
7. ARROW and ENTER
Buttons: Navigate menu
selection
8. SETUP: Enter the
player Setup Menu
9. COLOR Buttons:
Function varies by
content
10. PLAY: Start playback
11. STOP: Stop playback
12. REV: Fast reverse play
13. PREV: Skip to previous
14. SUBTITLE: Change
subtitle language
15. AUDIO: Change audio
language or channel
16. SAP: Turn on/off
Secondary Audio
Program
17. A-B REPLAY: Repeat
play the selected
section
18. RESOLUTION: Switch
output resolution
19. SOURCE: Select the
internet media or
application source
20. OPEN: Open/close the
disc tray
21. P/N: Switch output TV
system: NTSC, PAL or
MULTI
22. DIMMER: Dim the front
panel display
23. VOLUME +/-:
Increase/Decrease
volume
24. MUTE: Mute audio
25. HOME: Go to Home
Menu to select media
source
26. PAGE UP/DOWN:
Show the previous/next
page
27. GOTO: Play from a
specified location
28. DISPLAY: Show/hide
the On-Screen Display
29. POP-UP MENU: Show
BD pop-up menu or
DVD menu
30. RETURN: Return to
the previous menu or
mode
31. PAUSE: Pause
playback
32. FWD: Fast forward
play
33. NEXT: Skip to the next
34. ANGLE: Change the
camera angle
35. ZOOM: Zoom in/out
and adjust aspect ratio
36. PIP: Show/hide the
Picture-in-Picture
37. REPEAT: Repeat play
38. LIGHT: Activate the
back light for the
remote control
NOTE
When a button is pressed but its function is invalid or unavailable at the moment, the TV
screen displays a circle with a diagonal line:
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
Back Side
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1. Index Finger Notch 1: When your index finger is
placed at this notch while holding the remote control,
your thumb is within easy reach of the navigation
buttons (ARROW, ENTER, TOP MENU and POPUP MENU).
2. Index Finger Notch 2: When your index finger is
placed at this notch while holding the remote control,
your thumb is within easy reach of the playback
control buttons (STOP, PLAY, PAUSE, PREV,
NEXT, REV, FWD).
3. Battery Cover: Remove to replace batteries or set
remote code.
4. Batteries: Use (2) size AA or LR6 batteries.
5. Remote Code Switch: Adjust the position of the
switch to set the remote control to use the indicated
remote code (see details on page 9).
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With Battery Cover
Battery Cover Removed
Battery Installation
1. Remove the battery
compartment cover
2. Insert batteries
3. Replace the battery
compartment cover
Using the Remote Control
When using the remote control, the front window of the remote control should be pointed to the infrared sensor
on the front panel within an angle of ±30° and a range of about 8 meters (26 ft.)
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
Changing the Remote Code
The remote control supports one of three remote codes. The default is “Code 1”. If you have other products
placed close to the EMP 2, they may inadvertently respond to the EMP 2 remote control. In this case you can
select a different remote code to avoid conflicts.
To select a new remote code, open the battery compartment cover of the remote control, and then use a ball
point pen to flip the switch to one of the positions marked as “1”, “2”, or “3”. Close the battery compartment
cover. Make sure that the EMP 2 player is turned on and the disc tray is ejected. Aim the remote control at
the player. Press and hold the ENTER button for 5 seconds. The player will start using the new remote code.
Battery Compartment
Remote Code Switch
CAUTIONS
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Never drop the remote control or expose it to moisture.
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Never expose the infrared remote sensor on the front panel to direct sunlight or other
strong light sources.
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Remote may not operate consistently when batteries become low. Replace them if
operation deteriorates.
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If the remote control will not be used for a long time, please remove the batteries.
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Use the batteries correctly to avoid possible leakage and corrosion. Do not leave the
batteries exposed to direct sunlight or high temperature environment for a long
period of time. Do not heat or expose to flame. Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not use batteries of different types at the same time. Do not attempt to recharge
the batteries.
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If battery leakage occurs, do not touch the liquid with bare hands. Wipe out any
liquid inside the battery compartment, and insert new batteries.
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
Connecting to a Display (Recommended Methods)
HDMI Connection to a single TV
Method 1 – HDMI Connection Directly to a single TV
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If your TV has an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) input, you can use the included
HDMI cable to connect the player to the TV. This connection method delivers both video and
audio in a pure digital format via a single cable. The HDMI video output of the player allows for
the highest possible video quality and resolution.
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There are two HDMI output terminals (HDMI 1 and HDMI 2) on the rear panel of EMP 2, both of
which can be connected to your TV. We recommend to use HDMI 1 since it benefits from the
dedicated Marvell QDEO video processor, and set the “Primary Output” option in the setup
menu to “HDMI 1” (please refer to page 52 for more details).
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You may connect the composite video cable to the TV for troubleshooting purposes, in the
event that there is a problem with HDMI video. However it is not recommended to use the
composite video as the primary method of video delivery to the TV, because it only produces a
standard definition video signal and forfeits the advantage of high definition video.
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
HDMI Connection to Two (2) TVs
Method 2 –HDMI Connection Directly to two TVs
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The two HDMI outputs (HDMI 1 and HDMI 2) available on the rear panel of EMP 2 can be
connected to two TVs at the same time, and each output can deliver the digital video and audio
signals.
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We recommend to connect your main TV (the one with larger screen size or the one that you
would watch more often) to HDMI 1 thus to benefit from the dedicated video processor, and set
the “Primary Output” option in the setup menu to “HDMI 2” to make sure that the HDMI 2 can
output high bit rate audio signals (please see more details on page 52).
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You may connect the composite video cable to one of your TVs for trouble-shooting purpose,
please refer to page 10 for more details.
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
DVI Connection
Method 2 – DVI Connection to TV
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If your TV has a DVI input that supports HDCP*, you can purchase an HDMI-DVI adapter cable
to connect the player to the TV. This connection method delivers digital video to the TV without
any signal degradation. The HDMI video output of the ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc
player presents the highest possible video quality and resolution. We recommend to use HDMI
1 since it can benefit from the dedicated video processor, and set the “Primary Output” option
in the setup menu to “HDMI 1” (please see more details on page 52).
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Please use the Red/White audio cables to connect the FL (Front Left) and FR (Front Right)
terminals of the player to the TV. Make sure the audio cables are connected to the same input
terminal group on the TV as the DVI input. Usually the input terminals are marked as “DVI
Audio” or “PC Audio”. On some TVs you may need to use an RCA-3.5mm Mini-Jack adapter
cable to connect the audio.
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You may connect the composite video cable to the TV for trouble-shooting purpose, please
refer to page 10 for more details.
*NOTE
HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. The HDMI output of the
ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc player uses HDCP to encrypt the digital audio and
video content. The TV needs to support HDCP so it can decrypt the content and properly
display it.
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I N S T A L L A T I O N
Component Video Connection
Method 3 – Component Video Connection to TV
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If your TV has no digital video input but has component video inputs, please use a set of
component video cables to connect the component video output of the player to the TV, and
remember to set the “Primary Output” option in the setup menu to “Analog” (please see more
details on page 52). The connectors are color coded, so please make sure the cable
connections match on both ends. The component video connection will produce a very clear
picture with high color accuracy.
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Please use the Red/White audio cables to connect the FL (Front Left) and FR (Front Right)
terminals on the rear panel of the player to the TV. Make sure the audio cables are connected
to the same input terminal group on the TV as the chosen component video input.
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When the “Primary Output” option in the “Video Setup” section of the Setup menu is set to
“HDMI 1” or “HDMI 2” (see page 52 for details), the component video connection will not output
video when playing a Blu-ray Disc with 1080p 24Hz content, or will only output video with a low
resolution (480i/576i) when playing a DVD. This is not a malfunction. You must set “Primary
Output” to “Analog” in order to properly use the component video connection.
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When playing a Blu-ray Disc, video resolution over the component output can be up to 1080i.
1080p content will be interlaced into 1080i signal for the component output.
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Video up-conversion over the component output is only available for unencrypted discs such as
home video and consumer-created contents. Most commercially pressed DVD discs are CSSencrypted and will be limited to 480i/480p resolution. This restriction applies to the component
output only. The HDMI output is protected with HDCP and has no such restriction.
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You may connect the composite video cable to the TV for trouble-shooting purpose, please
refer to page 10 for more details.
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Connecting to an Audio System
Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with HDMI Input/Output
Method 4 – HDMI Connection to Receiver and TV
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If you have an HDMI-capable receiver that can support HDMI audio, you can simply run an
HDMI cable from the player to your receiver and enable HDMI audio on the receiver (see your
receiver’s owners’ manual for more information). The receiver usually has an HDMI output that
you can connect to your TV to pass the video signal.
•
Either of the HDMI output terminals (HDMI 1 and/or HDMI 2) on the rear panel of the EMP 2
can be connected to your receiver. Preference should be given to HDMI 1 for video since it’s the
only output on the machine to benefit from the superior Marvell QDEO video processing solution,
and set the “Primary Output” option in the setup menu to “HDMI 1” (please refer to page 52).
NOTE
HDMI is a single cable that can transport both audio and video, from your player to your
display. Be aware, however, that HDMI is an evolving standard, and there could be
compatibility issues. A receiver that supports audio input over HDMI is required. Some
receivers offer HDMI ports solely for video switching. If your receiver does not have audio
input capability, please read the following sections regarding other connection methods.
In order to play multi-channel audio for all formats, the receiver must support HDMI v1.1 or
later. For Blu-ray Disc, a receiver that supports HDMI v1.3 with decoding capability for Dolby
TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio is preferred. Please check the specifications of your
receiver to ensure that it meets the requirements.
The HDMI outputs on the EMP 2 are HDMI v1.4, which is compatible with HDMI v1.3 and
earlier versions.
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Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with 7.1ch/5.1ch Audio Input
Method 5 – 7.1ch Analog Audio Connection
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Please use 8 RCA-style audio interconnect cables to connect the FL (Front Left), FR (Front
Right), SL (Surround Left), SR (Surround Right), C (Center), SW (Subwoofer), SBL (Surround
Back Left) and SBR (Surround Back Right) analog output terminals of the
ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc player to the corresponding multi-channel analog audio
input jacks of your A/V receiver or amplifier.
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If the A/V receiver or amplifier only has 5.1ch audio input, do not connect the SBL (Surround
Back Left) and SBR (Surround Back Right) terminals.
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Connecting to a Receiver/Amplifier with Dolby Digital or DTS Decoder
Method 6 – Digital Audio Connection
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Please use either a 75-Ohm coaxial digital audio cable with RCA-style connectors or an S/PDIF
optical digital audio cable to connect one of the digital audio outputs to the corresponding input
terminal on your A/V receiver. For the detailed setup of coaxial/optical signals, please refer to
page 61.
NOTE
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Due to bandwidth limitations, high resolution audio formats such as Dolby Digital Plus,
Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio cannot be sent
through the coaxial or optical digital audio output. A reduced resolution version of the
same audio track will be output instead. To listen to high resolution audio formats in
their best quality, please use the HDMI connection if you have a receiver that handles
HDMI audio (see page 14) or use the multi-channel analog outputs if you do not (see
page 15).
•
Due to copyright restrictions, SACD audio cannot be sent through the coaxial or
optical digital audio output. To listen to SACD, please use the HDMI or analog audio
connections.
•
Due to copyright restrictions and bandwidth limitations, full resolution audio from DVDAudio discs cannot be sent through the coaxial or optical digital audio output. To listen
to DVD-Audio in full resolution, please use the HDMI or analog audio connections.
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Connecting to a Stereo Audio System
Method 7 – Stereo Analog Audio Connection
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If your audio system offers only stereo audio inputs, or if you would like to connect a
dedicated stereo audio system in addition to the surround audio system which is already
connected to the HDMI, coaxial or optical output, you can connect the dedicated stereo
audio system to the FL (Front Left) and FR (Front Right) terminals of the player.
Stereo XLR Connection
For balanced stereo connection please use a set of XLR cables (purchased separately).
Connect one end to the EMP 2 output and the other end, to the input of your preamplifier or
integrated amplifier.
NOTE
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Depending on the capability of your audio system, you may set up your Blu-ray Disc
player with one of the following configurations: if the audio system does not have
surround speakers, please set the down mix mode to “Stereo”; if the audio system has
surround speakers and Dolby Pro Logic or similar surround audio decoding capability,
please set the down mix mode to “LT/RT”. (Please refer to page 67 for details.)
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Connecting to a Display and Audio System using Dual HDMI
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EMP 2 provides a Dual HDMI connection to make sure you can enjoy the highest possible video
quality and resolution, in addition to the high bit rate audio content. You can use the included
HDMI cable to connect the HDMI 1 output to your HDTV and use another HDMI cable (not
included) to connect the HDMI 2 output to your receiver, also set the “Primary Output” option in
the Video Setup section of the Setup menu to “HDMI 1” (see page 52 for details). In this way
you can utilize the dedicated video processor available for HDMI 1 output, and allow your
receiver which has no HDMI 1.4 inputs to work without any loss on the digital audio signals.
•
Keep in mind that while Dual HDMI connection is only a recommended method, in fact, both of
the HDMI outputs (HDMI 1 and 2) on the EMP 2 can send out digital audio and video signals at
the same time, and can be connected to your TV or receiver/amplifier separately (see page 10
and 14 for details).
NOTE
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Please refer to the notes of HDMI connection available on page 14.
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If your receiver does not have audio input capability, please try alternate connection
methods discussed on pages 15 to 17.
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Connecting to the Internet
The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 Blu-Ray Disc Player has significantly improved its internet exploration
capabilities compared to its predecessors. Currently it supports both Netflix and Blockbuster for instant online
media streaming, as well as in-home network media sharing via My Network which is functionally equivalent to
DLNA. Additional network applications may be added with future firmware updates.
The EMP 2 also supports the BD-Live feature offered on some Blu-ray Disc titles. BD-Live offers extra
downloadable content and additional online interactive programs. Content available on BD-Live vary by discs
and studios, and may include additional subtitles, commentaries, movie trailers, games, or online chat.
Connecting the player to the Internet will also allow the player to obtain firmware updates via the Internet.
(See pages 4 and 72 for more information regarding firmware updates.)
In order to utilize the BD-Live feature or update firmware via the Internet, the player needs to be connected to
a broadband Internet connection. It is not necessary to connect to the Internet if you do not intend to use the
network streaming, BD-Live and online firmware updating functionality.
The EMP 2 provides two network connection methods: through Ethernet cable or through the external
wireless adaptor included with the player. For the fastest and most stable network connection, we
recommend using Ethernet cable whenever it is possible.
Internet connection through Ethernet cable
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Plug one end of a network cable (Category 5/5E straight Ethernet cable) into the LAN port on
the back of the ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc player.
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Plug the other end of the network cable into a LAN port on the broadband router or modem.
•
After physically connecting the player to a broadband Internet connection, some network
configuration may be required. Please refer to the Network Setup section on page 75 for
details.
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Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the broadband router or modem, or contact the
Internet service provider for questions related to setting up the router or modem.
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NOTE
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Only connect the LAN port of the player to an Ethernet port that supports 10BASE-T or
100BASE-TX. Connecting to any other ports or jacks, such as a phone jack, can
damage the player.
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Streaming services such as Netflix and Blockbuster may require membership and may
also be limited to service in the US only.
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Custom Installation
External IR (Infrared Remote) Installation
The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 Blu-Ray Disc Player features an IR IN port on its back panel. If the
player is to be installed in an equipment cabinet where direct line-of-sight is not available for remote control,
your custom home theater installer can purchase an external IR Remote Sensor and plug it into the IR IN port.
Place the sensor head at a location where there is direct line-of-sight to ensure reliable operation.
NOTE
•
When an external IR sensor is plugged in, the original IR sensor window on the front
panel will be disabled.
•
ELECTROCOMPANIET cannot guarantee that the IR IN port will be compatible with
devices that are not manufactured by ELECTROCOMPANIET.
•
Connecting the IR IN port to an incompatible device may result in damage to the
connected device or the player.
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Please contact ELECTROCOMPANIET customer support if you plan to integrate the
player into an IR distribution system. Customer support can provide recommendations
on how to properly connect the control signals.
IR IN Signal Identifications
3.5mm Mono Plug
Tip: IR carrier signal
Sleeve: Ground
RS232 Control
The EMP 2 has an RS232 control port and can be integrated into most custom home theater control systems.
Please ask your custom installer to contact ELECTROCOMPANIET for the RS232 control protocol.
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Setting Up the Player - Easy Setup Wizard
Access the Easy Setup Wizard
When the player is turned on for the first time, an Easy Setup Wizard screen will appear. It is a series of
guided instructions designed to configure the basic settings for the player.
To start the Easy Setup Wizard, please follow these steps:
1) Turn on the TV.
2) Turn on the player.
3) Switch the input selection on your TV so that the TV displays the signal from the player. You
should see the first step of the Easy Setup Wizard.
If the Easy Setup Wizard has previously been completed or canceled, it will no longer initiate when you turn on
the player. Instead, you will see the background screen with the ELECTROCOMPANIET and Blu-Ray Disc
logos. To access Easy Setup Wizard, please press the SETUP button on the remote control, select Device
Setup, then Reset Factory Default. Select “OK”
to confirm loading the factory default settings.
Easy Setup
Once the factory default settings are loaded the
Easy Setup Wizard will appear.
Step: 1/6
The first step of the Easy Setup Wizard allows you
to skip the entire wizard. If you are familiar with
setting up audio/video equipment and would like to
customize the player settings using its Setup
Menu, you may use the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW
buttons to select the “Cancel” option, then press
the ENTER key to exit the Easy Setup Wizard.
Otherwise, to continue with the Easy Setup
Wizard, select the “OK” option and press the
ENTER key.
The Easy Setup Wizard will help you configure the
basic settings for this player. More detailed settings
can be accessed at the Setup Menu at any time after
finishing or exiting the wizard.
Press OK to initiate the Easy Setup Wizard, press
Cancel to exit this Wizard immediately.
Choose the Primary Video Output
The player can output video through its HDMI and
component output terminals. (Composite video
output is also available but not recommended.) By
setting the “Primary Video Output” option, the
player can optimize video output of the selected
terminal. The choices are “HDMI 1”, “HDMI 2” and
“Analog”. If you connect the player to the TV using
an HDMI cable (see Method 1 on page 10, Method
2 on page 11, Method 4 on page 14, or Method 8 on
page 18), please select “HDMI 1” or “HDMI 2”
correspondingly. If you connect the player to the TV
using component video cables (see Method 3 on
page 13), please select “Analog”.
Easy Setup
HDMI 1
Step: 2/6
HDMI 2
Choose the primary video output that you use.
Better performance will be provided over an HDMI
connection.
Analog
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Please note: The best performance will be provided over the HDMI connection. Between the two HDMI
outputs, HDMI 1 should be given priority for use since it benefits from the superior Marvell QDEO video
processing solution.
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To make your selection, use the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to highlight the choice, and then press the
ENTER button to go to the next step.
Select the Best Output Resolution
One of the major advantages of the ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-Ray Disc Player is its ability to play highdefinition Blu-Ray video and also up-convert standard definition video stored on DVD discs to high definition.
The sophisticated video processor inside the player ensures that the video will have the best possible color,
detail and motion. The player offers several standard and high definition video output resolutions. To get the
best visual result, it is important to select an output resolution that best matches your TV or display device.
The rule of thumb when selecting an output resolution is to match the “native resolution” of your TV or display
device as closely as possible. The “native resolution” is the resolution of the actual display component in the
TV, such as the Plasma panel, LCD panel, or DLP™ chip. The TV may accept input signals with lower or
higher resolutions than its native resolution. In such cases the electronics in the TV will up-scale or downscale the video to fit its display component. Unfortunately many TVs on the market only do an average job
scaling the video. On the other hand, if you set the ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc Player to output a
resolution that matches or is very close to the native resolution of the TV, you are more likely to get a great
picture.
For the latest generation of 1080p, “Full HD” or “True HD” displays, the best output resolution will naturally be
1080p. (A few early model 1080p displays do not accept 1080p signal. For these displays the best output
resolution to use is 1080i.) For all other digital televisions this will likely be 720p. For CRT tube or rear
projection televisions this will likely be 1080i. For EDTV displays (very rare if they have HDMI or DVI) this will
be 480p (NTSC) or 576p (PAL). These are general recommendations that work for most users, but there can
be exceptions. Advanced users may want to try all supported resolutions and choose the one that provides
the best visual result.
The ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc Player supports a special “Source Direct” output resolution on its
HDMI output. This resolution is recommended for use with external video processors or high-end TVs. In
“Source Direct” mode, the player works as a “transport”. It decodes video from the discs and then sends the
raw video signal in its native resolution and format, without extra processing, to the external video processor or
TV. The actual output resolution varies by content:
Content
NTSC DVD
PAL DVD
Most Blu-ray Movies (film-source)
Most Blu-ray TV shows or Concerts
(video-source)
SACD and DVD-Audio
Source Direct Output Resolution
480i
576i
1080p 23.976Hz or 1080p 24Hz
1080i
1080i
Depending on your selection of “Primary Video
Output”, the available output resolution selections
will differ. For the HDMI 1 and HDMI 2 output, the
following output resolutions are available: Auto,
1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p/576p, 480i/576i, and
Source Direct. If “Auto” is selected, the player will
determine its output resolution based on the best
signal resolution that the TV can display.
Easy Setup
Auto
Step: 3/6
1080p
Choose the output resolution which best matches
your TV.
1080i
720p
Change will be applied immediately. You will have
15 seconds to either save the new setting or
rollback to the previous output resolution.
480p/576p
480i/576i
For the Analog (component) output, the following
output resolutions are available: 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p/576p and 480i/576i. Please note
Source Direct
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1080p only applies to HDMI output, if it is selected for component video outputs, it will automatically be downscaled to 1080i. Please refer to the specifications of your TV to find the best resolution to use.
Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select the
desired output resolution, then press the ENTER
button. The player will apply the selected output
resolution and ask you to confirm the selection. If
your TV supports the selected resolution, you will
see a dialog box with a count-down clock. Use the
LEFT ARROW button to highlight the “OK” option
and press the ENTER button to save the resolution
setting. If your TV does not support the selected
resolution, you may see a black screen or an error
message. In this case please wait for 15 seconds
and the Easy Setup screen will reappear. Select a
different resolution that your TV can support.
Easy Setup
Auto
Step: 3/6
1080p
Confirmwhich
Output
Resolution
Choose the output resolution
best
matches
your TV.
15s
Change
15 seco
rollback
1080i
The output resolution has been changed.
720p
Select OK to save the new setting. Select
480p/576p
Cancel to rollback to the previous output
resolution.
480i/576i
Source Direct
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NOTE
•
If you cannot get a picture using the HDMI or Analog (component) output, please
connect the player to the TV using the composite video output, and then use the Setup
Menu to adjust the player settings.
•
Video up-conversion over the Analog (component) output is only available for
unencrypted discs such as home video and consumer-created contents. Most
commercially pressed DVD discs are CSS-encrypted and will be limited to 480i/480p
resolution. This restriction applies to the component output only. The HDMI output is
protected with HDCP and has no such restriction.
Determine the Display Aspect Ratio
Standard Definition, or 4:3 TV
Wide screen, or 16:9 TV
The aspect ratio is the proportional ratio of a TV screen’s width and height. Older television sets generally
have a 4:3 aspect ratio – the width is 4/3 (or 1.33) times the height. Newer wide screen television sets have a
16:9 aspect ratio – the width is 16/9 (or 1.78) times the height. For best performance, the video output of your
player needs to match the screen aspect ratio of your TV. Since almost all Blu-ray Discs and many DVD discs
are released in the wide screen format, it is highly recommended that you use a wide screen TV with the
player.
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The Aspect Ratio selections are 4:3 Letterbox, 4:3 Pan & Scan, 16:9 Wide and 16:9 Wide/Auto. Depending
on your selection and the video format recorded on the discs, image appearance on the TV screen can be
one of the following:
TV Screen Appearance
4:3
Original Content
Letterbox
16:9
Pan & Scan
Wide
Wide/Auto
4:3
16:9
If you have a 4:3 or standard definition screen, select one of these options:
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4:3 Letterbox – 4:3 TV Letterbox. Choose when the display is 4:3. Widescreen image is
displayed in “letterbox” format with black borders on top and bottom (preferred).
4:3 Pan & Scan – 4:3 TV Pan and Scan. Choose when the display is 4:3. Both sides of a
widescreen image are clipped (you lose about 30% of the picture).
If you have a widescreen (16:9) display, select one of these options:
•
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16:9 Wide – 16:9 (widescreen) sources will be displayed in their native aspect ratio, and 4:3
sources will be horizontally stretched.
16:9 Wide/Auto – 16:9 (widescreen) as well as 4:3 sources will be displayed in their native
aspect ratio. Please note that in this mode 4:3 sources will be displayed with black borders on
both left and right sides to maintain the correct 4:3 aspect ratio.
Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select the
proper aspect ratio for your TV, then press the
ENTER button.
Easy Setup
Step: 4/6
Choose the desired Aspect Ratio for your TV.
4:3 Letterbox: For 4:3 TV. Wide screen content
will be displayed in a letterbox.
4:3 Pan & Scan: For 4:3 TV. Wide screen
content may be cropped on the sides.
16:9 Wide: For 16:9 TV.
16:9 Wide/Auto: For 16:9 TV. 4:3 content will be
displayed with side borders.
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4:3 Pan & Scan
16:9 Wide
16:9 Wide/Auto
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Select the Audio Setting
The Blu-ray Disc format brings not only high resolution video, but also high bit rate audio such as Dolby Digital
Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution and DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Discs may also include
additional audio features such as menu click sound and Secondary Audio Program (SAP – audio associated
with the secondary video in Picture-in-Picture mode). Depending on the user preferences and other
audio/video equipment connected to the player, the audio settings need to be adjusted to achieve the best
result. The Easy Setup Wizard offers two basic selections to get you started.
The “Compatible” setting configures audio output
in a way that is generally compatible with all types
of equipment and content. If you connect the player
to a television directly, or to a receiver with an HDMI
1.1/1.2 or optical/coaxial input, selecting the
“Compatible” setting is recommended. When
menu click sound and Secondary Audio Program
are presented in the content, those will be mixed
into the audio output.
Easy Setup
Step: 5/6
Select the audio setting.
Compatible: For televisions and receivers with
HDMI 1.1/1.2 or Optical/Coaxial connections.
Advanced: For receivers with HDMI 1.3 or higher
version only. Secondary audio program is turned
off by default.
Compatible
Advanced
The “Advanced” setting configures audio output to
send the original main audio content to a connected
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receiver for decoding and reproducing. It requires a
receiver capable of decoding all high bit rate audio
formats. If you connect the player to a receiver supporting HDMI 1.3 or higher version and high bit rate audio
formats, selecting the “Advanced” setting is recommended. Menu click sound and Secondary Audio Program
are turned off by default.
Audio settings can be further customized in the setup menu.
Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select one of the audio setting choices, and then press the ENTER
button. The two basic audio setting choices may not cover all situations. You can further customize the audio
settings using the player’s Setup Menu.
Complete the Easy Setup Wizard
Once you have selected the audio setting, the initial
Easy Setup Wizard is completed.
Easy Setup
Press the ENTER button to close the Easy Setup
Wizard. Your player is now ready for use. You will
see a background screen with an
ELECTROCOMPANIET and Blu-ray Disc logo.
Step: 6/6
Easy Setup Wizard completed.
Press the Enter button to exit.
Please follow the rest of the User Manual for basic
and advanced operations. Enjoy your new
ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc Player!
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BASIC OPERATIONS
Disc Playback
DVD-A
OPEN
POWER
STOP
PLAY
SACD
1. Press the POWER button to turn on the player.
2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE (OPEN) button to eject the disc tray.
3. Place the disc with the label side facing up and the recorded
side facing down.
4. Press the OPEN/CLOSE (OPEN) button again to retract the
tray.
5. The player will read the disc information and starts playback.
6. Depending on the content of the disc, a menu or navigation
screen may appear. Please use the navigation ARROW and
SELECT buttons to select the content to play.
7. To stop playback, press the STOP button.
8. To turn off the player, press the POWER button.
NOTE
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During DVD and some Blu-ray Disc playback, pressing the STOP button for the first time
brings the player to a pre-stop mode. You can resume playback from the stopped point
by pressing the PLAY button. This pre-stop mode allows you to change the player
settings and then resume playback. To completely stop playback, press the STOP
button twice.
•
Certain Blu-ray Discs with BD-Java technology do not support the pre-stop mode.
Pressing the STOP button during playback of such discs will completely stop the disc.
Pressing the PLAY button once the disc is stopped will restart it from the very beginning.
•
This unit consumes a tiny amount of power even when it is turned off to STANDBY
mode. If it is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household AC outlet.
Fast Playback
DVD-A
SACD
You may fast forward or reverse during playback.
REV
FWD
1. Press the FWD button on the remote control and the player
starts fast forward playback. Each press of the FWD button
switches the playback speed in the following sequence:
1
5
4
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2. Press the REV button on the remote control and the player starts fast reverse playback. Each
press of the REV button switches the playback speed in the following sequence:
1
5
2
4
3
NOTE
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Certain Blu-ray Discs utilizing the BD-Java technology may have their own fast
forwarding and reversing control. The actual speed varies by disc, and a progress scale
may be displayed by the disc.
Pause and Frame-by-Frame
PLAY
PAUSE
PREV
NEXT
DVD-A
SACD
1. During playback, press the PAUSE button to temporarily pause
the program. In this mode, a PAUSE icon will appear on the TV
screen.
2. While a DVD or Blu-ray Disc is paused, press the PREV or
NEXT button to reverse or advance the video frame-by-frame.
3. Press the PLAY button to resume normal playback.
NOTE
If the screen saver is set to “On” or “Energy Saver” (please refer to page 55 for details), after
pausing for 3 minutes the player will activate the screen saver.
Slow Playback
To play the video in slow-motion, please use the following steps.
PLAY
PAUSE
FWD
REV
1. Press the PAUSE button on the remote control to pause the
playback first.
2. Press the FWD button to select a forward slow playback speed.
Each press of the FWD button switches the playback speed in
the following sequence:
1/16
1/2
1/8
1/4
3. Press the REV button to select a reverse slow playback speed. Each press of the REV button
switches the playback speed in the following sequence:
1/16
1/2
1/8
1/4
4. To exit the slow playback mode, press the PLAY button.
NOTE
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Certain Blu-ray Discs utilizing the BD-Java technology may not support slow playback.
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Blu-ray Disc Menu Playback
POP-UP
MENU
TOP
MENU
ARROW
BUTTONS
ENTER
COLOR
BUTTONS
1. Blu-ray Discs usually contain a Top Menu and a Pop-up
Menu. The Top Menu normally appears at the beginning of
the playback, after the previews and copyright messages.
The Pop-up Menu can be accessed during the movie
without interrupting playback.
2. During playback, press the POP-UP MENU button to
access the Pop-up Menu. Press the TOP MENU button to
access the Top Menu.
3. Navigate the menu using the ARROW buttons, and then
press the ENTER button to make the selection.
4. Some menus make use of the COLOR buttons. You can
select menu functions by pressing the corresponding
COLOR button on the remote control.
DVD Menu Playback
POP-UP
MENU
(MENU)
TOP
MENU
(TITLE)
ARROW
BUTTONS
ENTER
RETURN
DVD-A
1. Some DVD discs contain title menu or chapter menu
functions.
2. During playback, press the TOP MENU button to return to
the disc title menu. Press the POP-UP MENU button to
display the chapter menu. Depending on the disc, one or
both menus may not exist.
3. Navigate the menu using the ARROW buttons, and then
press the ENTER button to make the selection.
4. Press the RETURN button to return to the previous menu.
The return location varies by disc.
On-Screen Display
PAGE
UP/DOWN
DISPLAY
DVD-A
1. During the playback of a DVD or Blu-ray Disc, press the DISPLAY
button on the remote control to show status information; For CD
and SACD, the status information is shown automatically.
2. While the status information is shown, press the PAGE
UP/DOWN buttons to scroll through several display formats. The
playback time information displayed on the front panel changes
together with the on-screen display.
3. Press the DISPLAY button again to hide the on-screen display.
The playback time information display on the front panel will
remain in the selected format.
The following display formats are available:
DVD and Blu-ray Disc:
- Title elapsed time
–
- Title remaining time
- Chapter elapsed time
–
- Chapter remaining time
CD and SACD:
- Disc elapsed time
- Track elapsed time
–
SACD
- Track remaining time
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In addition to the playback time, the on-screen display may also contain the following information about
the content currently playing:
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•
•
•
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Playback status: an icon indicating play, pause, and fast forward/reverse status.
Bit rate meter: an indication of the bit rate of the audio and video stream.
Current and total title numbers. (DVD and Blu-ray Discs)
Current and total chapter numbers of the current title. (DVD and Blu-ray Discs)
Current and total tracks. (CD and SACD)
Audio information: current and total available number of audio tracks, language, format, and
channels.
Subtitle information: current and total available number of subtitle tracks and language.
Video format information: encoding type, frame rate and original aspect ratio.
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Volume Control
DVD-A
VOL +
VOL -
SACD
1. On the EMP 2, the volume control only affects the analog
audio output. It does NOT apply to digital audio output (HDMI,
Coaxial and Optical) either in raw bitstream format or in
LPCM format.
2. The VOL +/- buttons on the player remote control is provided
as an alternative way of controlling the audio volume. It is
recommended that you use this control to make the audio
volume from the player the same as from other sources, such
as TV programs or a VCR.
• Press the VOL – button to decrease the volume.
• Press the VOL + button to increase the volume.
Mute
DVD-A
SACD
1. Press the MUTE button on the remote control during content
playback to turn off audio output. The TV screen displays a
mute icon. The front panel MUTE indicator will also light up.
2. Press the MUTE button again to resume audio output.
MUTE
NOTE
Check the MUTE status on the front panel display of the player when there is no audio
output. You may also press the MUTE button to verify the MUTE status.
Audio Language/Track Selection
AUDIO
DVD-A
SACD
1. To select the audio language or track, press the AUDIO button on
the remote control during playback.
2. Repeat pressing the AUDIO button or use the UP/DOWN
ARROW buttons to choose from all available language or audio
tracks.
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NOTE
Availability of languages and audio channels varies by disc. Some DVD-Audio discs allow
audio track selection with the AUDIO button, while others require the user to select from the
audio setup menu of the disc. When playing an SACD with both multi-channel and stereo
contents, the AUDIO button can be used to switch between the two formats.
Subtitle Selection
1. When playing a DVD, Blu-ray Disc or other video programs
recorded with subtitles, press the SUBTITLE button on the
remote control to select the desired subtitle.
2. Repeat pressing the SUBTITLE button or use the UP/DOWN
ARROW buttons to choose from all available subtitles.
3. To turn off subtitles, select “Off” from the list.
SUBTITLE
Angle Selection
1. When playing a DVD or Blu-ray Disc, an angle mark will be
displayed on the screen when the player detects scenes
recorded with multiple angles:
ANGLE
The angle mark is also presented on the front panel display.
2. Press the ANGLE button on the remote control to select the desired playing angle.
3. To resume normal playback, repeat pressing the ANGLE button until the default angle is
displayed.
NOTE
•
•
This function is available only when the discs are recorded with multiple angles.
The angle mark on the screen can be turned off using the Setup Menu of the player. (see
page 54)
Picture-in-Picture and Secondary Audio
SAP
PIP
1. Certain Blu-ray Discs contain secondary video (Picture-inPicture, or PIP) and secondary audio. This feature is often
called BONUSVIEW. When such a disc is played, a
Picture-in-Picture mark (PIP Mark) and a Secondary Audio
Program mark (SAP Mark) may be displayed on the screen
to alert you to the availability of the secondary audio/video
content.
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2. The disc menu usually features interactive controls to turn on/off the Picture-in-Picture video
and Secondary Audio Program. Please use those controls to select the desired secondary
audio/video content.
3. There is a PIP button on the remote control. If the disc menu does not offer interactive Picturein-Picture controls, please use this button to turn on/off Picture-in-Picture or select from multiple
secondary video programs.
4. There is also a SAP button on the remote control. If the disc menu does not offer interactive
secondary audio controls, please use this button to turn on/off Secondary Audio Program or
select from multiple secondary audio tracks. Secondary Audio Programs are generally only
available when Picture-in-Picture is shown.
NOTE
•
This function is available only when the discs are recorded with secondary video and
audio programs.
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Some discs may not play back according to the PIP and SAP buttons. Certain discs can
ignore or override the remote control commands.
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The PIP and SAP Marks on the screen can be turned off using the Setup Menu of the
player (See page 54).
BD-Live
Some Blu-ray Disc titles are released with the BD-Live feature. BD-Live offers extra
downloadable contents and additional online interactive programs. The available BD-Live
contents vary by discs and studios, and may include additional subtitles, commentaries,
preview trailers, games, and online chat. The player needs to be connected to the Internet in order to play
BD-Live contents (See page 19).
Depending on how the studios organize their BD-Live contents, some Blu-ray Discs may start downloading
BD-Live contents when playback starts; some have a BD-Live selection on its main menu; some may show a
prompt to ask whether you would like to start downloading; and some may ask you to sign up for a
membership or account. Please follow the instructions that come with the disc to enjoy BD-Live contents.
Your Internet connection speed, the overall Internet traffic situation and the capacity of the BD-Live content
servers can all affect how fast BD-Live contents can be downloaded. If you encounter slow downloading or
intermittent playback, please play the disc without accessing the BD-Live features, or try again at a different
time.
When you use the BD-Live feature, the player or disc ID and your IP (Internet Protocol) address may be sent
to the content provider via the Internet. Generally, no personally identifiable information is sent. However
technologies exist to match your IP address to a certain geographical area or service provider. Your Internet
service provider also has the knowledge of who is using which IP address. If the BD-Live content provider
requires you to login using a membership or account, the content provider will have access to your
membership or account information. Please check with your Internet service provider and the BD-Live content
providers for their privacy policy.
You can choose to restrict BD-Live Access using the player’s Setup Menu (See page 75).
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ADVANCED OPERATIONS
TV System Selection
P/N
While you may want to set the video output system (NTSC/PAL) to the same
as that supported by your TV, realize that the ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray
Disc Player will convert any content that is not in the correct format your TV
understands. The default output is NTSC for North America.
Press and hold the P/N button for 5 seconds on the remote control to cycle the
video output to PAL, NTSC or “Multi” system. The TV screen displays the
selected system name.
Some points to keep in mind:
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When the video output is set to PAL or NTSC system, the player will convert the disc content to
the selected system.
When the video output is set to “Multi”, the player will not perform system conversion. The
“Multi” mode is only to be used if your TV supports both NTSC and PAL systems.
Most TV sets only support one of the NTSC or PAL systems. If the wrong output is selected,
the TV may not display a picture. In this case repeat pressing the P/N button until a supported
system is selected.
The output system selected with the P/N button will be remembered when the player is turned
off. The output system selection can also be done by setting the “TV System” item in the
“Video Setup” section of the player’s Setup Menu. (Refer to page 53 for details.)
Output Resolution
The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 Blu-ray Disc Player supports
multiple output resolutions. For detailed discussion on how to choose
the best output resolution, please refer to the Select the Best Output
Resolution section on page 23 of this manual.
RESOLUTION
If you would like to change the output resolution, you may do so by
pressing the RESOLUTION button on the remote control:
1. Make sure the video cable is properly connected.
2. Turn on the TV. Adjust the TV to use the proper input (HDMI, DVI or Component).
3. Make sure that the player is turned on. Although the output resolution can be changed “on the
fly”, it is recommended that you stop playback and take out the disc before changing the output
resolution. Press the RESOLUTION button. A “Resolution Setting” menu appears on the TV
screen. If the TV does not support the current resolution and you cannot see the “Resolution
Setting” menu, the current resolution is also displayed on the front panel.
4. Use the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select the new output resolution. You may also press
the RESOLUTION button multiple times to cycle through the available output resolutions. The
new resolution is also displayed on the front panel if you cannot see the “Resolution Setting”
menu on the TV screen.
5. Press the ENTER button to apply the selected output resolution. Or, if you do not want to
change the output resolution, press the RETURN button to exit.
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The following output resolutions are available:
NTSC output via HDMI 1 or HDMI 2:
Auto Æ 1080p(60Hz/24Hz) Æ 1080i 60Hz Æ 720p 60Hz
Æ 480p Æ 480i Æ Source Direct
PAL output via HDMI 1 or HDMI 2:
Auto Æ 1080p(50Hz/24Hz) Æ 1080i 50Hz Æ 720p 50Hz
Æ 576p Æ 576i Æ Source Direct
NTSC output via Analog (component):
1080p 60Hz* Æ 1080i 60Hz Æ 720p 60Hz Æ 480p Æ 480i
PAL output via Analog (component):
1080p 50Hz* Æ 1080i 50Hz Æ 720p 50Hz Æ 576p Æ 576i
* When 1080p is selected for the Analog output, the actual component output resolution will be 1080i.
NOTE
•
Some TV sets do not support one or more output resolutions (particularly 1080p). If
an incompatible output resolution is selected, you will get a blank screen or an error
message. In this case please select an output resolution that is supported by the TV.
•
If you cannot get a picture using the HDMI or component output, please connect the
player to the TV using the composite video output, then use the Setup Menu to adjust
the player settings.
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Video up-conversion over the component output is only available for unencrypted
discs such as home video and consumer-created contents. Most commercially
pressed DVD discs are CSS-encrypted and will be limited to 480i/480p resolution.
This restriction applies to the component output only. The HDMI output is protected
with HDCP and has no such restriction.
Zooming and Aspect Ratio Control
DVD-A
This feature zooms in or out of the displayed frame and also changes the
aspect ratio (image width vs. height).
ZOOM
To change the zoom level, press the ZOOM button on the remote control.
Each press of the ZOOM button will switch the zoom level in sequence.
Zoom Levels for HDMI 1 Output
The following zoom levels are available when “Primary Output” is set to “HDMI 1”:
1:1 (No zooming) Æ Stretch/Compress Æ Full Screen
Æ Under Scan Æ 1.2 Æ 1.3 Æ1.5 Æ 2.0 Æ ½ ÆBack to 1:1 again
The zoom level is reset to 1:1 when the disc is ejected, or when the player is turned off.
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The available zoom levels depend on the “TV Aspect Ratio” setting in the Setup Menu and the aspect
ratio of the DVD or Blu-ray Disc. The following zoom levels may be useful for some special applications:
1) Playing 16:9 BD or DVD when “TV Aspect Ratio” is set to “16:9 Wide” or “16:9 Wide/Auto”
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Stretch – The image is vertically stretched by 1.33 times. For movies with 2.35:1 aspect ratio,
this zoom level cuts off the black borders at the top and bottom of the image. Users of projector
with anamorphic lens may find this mode helpful.
Original 2.35:1
Widescreen Movie
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“Stretch” Zoom
Projected through
an Anamorphic Lens
Full Screen – The image is stretched by 1.33 times for both vertical and horizontal directions.
For movies with 2.35:1 aspect ratio, this zoom level cuts off the black borders at the top and
bottom of the image while maintaining the correct aspect ratio. The left and right sides of the
image are slightly cropped.
Original 2.35:1 Widescreen Movie
“Full Screen” Zoom
2) Playing 4:3 BD or DVD when “TV Aspect Ratio” is set to “16:9 Wide”
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1:1 - The image fills up the entire 16:9 screen but is horizontally stretched. Figures may look
shorter and wider than they should be.
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Compress – The player maintains the correct 4:3 aspect ratio and adds borders to the left and
right sides of the image. The brightness level of the borders can be set by the “Border Level”
setting in the “Picture Adjustment” section of the Setup Menu.
•
Full Screen – This zoom level maintains the correct aspect ratio but crops the top and bottom
slightly in order to fit the 4:3 image to the 16:9 screen.
1:1
“Compress” Zoom
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3) Playing 4:3 BD or DVD when “TV Aspect Ratio” is set to “16:9 Wide/Auto”
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1:1 – The player maintains the correct 4:3 aspect ratio and adds borders to the left and right
sides of the image.
•
Stretch – The image is horizontally stretched by 1.33 times. This zoom level fills up the 16:9
screen, but figures may look shorter and wider than they should be.
•
Full Screen – This zoom level maintains the correct aspect ratio but crops the top and bottom
slightly in order to fit the 4:3 image to the 16:9 screen.
1:1
“Stretch” Zoom
“Full Screen” Zoom
The “Under Scan” zoom level shrinks the image by 5%. This zoom level may be used to
compensate for TVs that over scan, so the viewer can see the entire image area with no cropping.
All other zoom levels are indicated by their respective zoom ratio.
NOTE
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Some early DVD titles (released from 1997 until early 2000’s) use a 4:3 non-anamorphic
widescreen aspect ratio. When played on a 16:9 display, the content is shown in a small
window with black borders on all four sides. The top and bottom borders are encoded
into the video. The left and right borders are added by the player to maintain the correct
aspect ratio. For this type of discs the “Full Screen” zoom mode can be used to eliminate
the borders.
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Due to the dominance of wide screen or 16:9 TV, NO specific ZOOM levels are provided
for “TV Aspect Ratio” of “4:3 Letterbox” or “4:3 Pan & Scan”
Zoom Levels for HDMI 2 & Analog (Component) Video Output
The following zoom levels are available when “Primary Output” is set to “HDMI 2 & Analog”:
1:1 (No zooming) Æ Stretch/Compress Æ Full Screen
Æ Under Scan Æ 1.2 Æ 1.3 Æ1.5 Æ 2.0 Æ ½ ÆBack to 1:1 again
NOTE
•
The ZOOM feature may not be available when certain DVD or Blu-ray Discs are played
because the disc author chooses to disable ZOOM.
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Subtitle Shift
For customers using a 2.35:1 “Constant Image Height” video projection
system, subtitles may get cut off because they are positioned outside of
the active video area. The Subtitle Shift feature can be useful to these
customers. The player can shift subtitles up or down so they are
displayed within the active video area.
SUBTITLE
To shift the display position of subtitles, please follow these steps:
1. When playing a DVD, Blu-ray Disc or other video programs recorded with subtitles, select the
desired subtitle from the disc menu or using the remote. (Please refer to page 31 of this
manual.)
2. Press and hold the SUBTITLE button on the remote control until the “Shift Subtitle Position”
prompt appears on the screen.
3. Wait until some subtitle text is shown on the screen. Use the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to
move the subtitle text to the desired position.
4. Press the ENTER button to set the subtitle display position.
Once the “Subtitle Shift” position is set, it is remembered by the player in the Video Setup > Display
Options > Subtitle Shift setup menu option. The setting will be applied to subtitles of all DVD and Bluray Discs from now on. You can also change the setup menu item directly. Please refer to the “Video
Setup” section beginning at page 54 of this manual for details.
Repeat Playback
DVD-A
SACD
To repeat a certain chapter, title, track or disc, press the REPEAT button on the
remote control.
REPEAT
Each press of the REPEAT button switches the repeat mode in the following
sequence:
DVD and DVD-Audio:
Repeat Chapter
Repeat Title
Repeat All
Repeat Off
Blu-ray Disc:
Repeat Chapter
Repeat Title
Repeat Off
CD and SACD:
Repeat One
Repeat All
NOTE
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Certain Blu-ray Discs may not allow for repeating.
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Repeat a Selected Section
DVD-A
SACD
To repeatedly play a specified section, please follow these steps:
1. During normal playback, press the AB REPLAY button on the
remote at the desired beginning point (Point A) for the repeat play.
The TV screen displays “A-”.
AB REPLAY
2. When playback reaches the desired ending point (Point B) for the repeat play, press the AB
REPLAY button again. The player now repeatedly plays back the specified section (A-B). The
TV screen displays “A-B”.
3. Press the AB REPLAY button for the third time to resume normal playback.
NOTE
Not available for all disc formats or contents.
repeating.
Certain Blu-ray Discs may not allow for
Shuffle and Random Playback
BLUE
SACD
When playing a CD or SACD, press the BLUE button on the remote control to
activate the Shuffle and Random modes. Each press of the BLUE button
switches the playback mode in the following sequence:
Shuffle
Random
Normal
In normal playback mode, each track is played back in sequential order. As the name implies, the
Random playback mode randomly selects a track to play. The Shuffle mode also plays back the tracks
in random order, but it ensures that each track is played only once.
Selecting the Shuffle or Random mode cancels any Repeat mode you may be using. Similarly,
selecting a Repeat mode cancels any Shuffle or Random mode.
Playback by Chapter or Track Number
NUMBER
BUTTONS
DVD-A
SACD
During the playback of a disc, you can use the NUMBER buttons on the
remote control to directly jump to a specified chapter or track number. For
example:
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To select the seventh track, press the [7] button.
•
To select the 16th track, press [1] followed by [6] in quick
succession:
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NOTE
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Certain DVD-Audio and Blu-ray Discs may not allow for direct chapter selection.
Playback from a Specific Location
DVD-A
SACD
DVD and Blu-ray Discs
During the playback of a DVD or Blu-ray Disc, you may specify a
location to start playback by entering the title, chapter or time
directly. Press the GOTO button to bring up the on-screen display.
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PAGE
UP/DOWN
NUMBERS
DISPLAY
GOTO
ENTER
ARROWS
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On top of the video screen, the on-screen display information has
the following components (from left to right): Playing Status, Title,
Chapter, Time Counter, Progress Indicator, and Total Time. After
pressing the GOTO button for the first time, the cursor will be
positioned at the Time Counter. This is the “Time Search” mode.
Each subsequent press of the GOTO button will switch the search
mode in the following sequence:
(Title or Chapter) Time Search
Chapter Search
Title Search
On-Screen Display
1. Title time search. For example, search for a specified time within the currently playing title.
•
Press the GOTO button to bring up the on-screen display. The cursor will be positioned at
the Time Counter. Use the NUMBER or ARROW buttons to enter the hours, minutes and
seconds for your specified search and press the ENTER button.
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00:40:06
2. Chapter time search. For example, search for a specified time within the currently playing
chapter.
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Press the DISPLAY button to bring up the on-screen display. Use the PAGE UP or PAGE
DOWN button to switch the display to Chapter Time mode (note the icon placed on the left
of the Time Counter changes from the Title icon to the Chapter icon). Press the GOTO
button to position the cursor at the Time Counter, then use the NUMBER or ARROW
buttons to enter the hours, minutes and seconds for your specified search and press the
ENTER button.
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00:08:33
3. Chapter search. For example, search for Chapter 7 of the currently playing title.
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Repeatedly press the GOTO button until the cursor is positioned at the Chapter location.
Use the NUMBER or ARROW buttons to enter or select 7 and press the ENTER button.
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4. Title search. For example, search for Title 6 of the currently playing disc.
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Repeatedly press the GOTO button until the cursor is positioned at the Title location. Use
the NUMBER or ARROW buttons to enter or select 6 and press the ENTER button.
1/7
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00:40:06
NOTE
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Some discs may prohibit the search operation. You will not be able to select a search
location, or you may get an “invalid operation” icon after specifying a search location.
Some Blu-ray Discs feature their own search function. Please follow the on-screen
instructions to use the search function provided by such discs.
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CD and SACD discs
You may specify a point to start playback by entering the disc elapsed time, track elapsed time or track
number directly. When playing CD and SACD discs, the on-screen display automatically shows on the
TV screen:
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The on-screen display has the following components (from left to right): Playing Status, Track Number,
Time Counter, Progress Indicator, and Total Time.
To specify a playback location using one of the following search modes, press the GOTO button. Each
press of the GOTO button switches the search mode in the following sequence:
(Track or Disc)Time Search
Track Search
On-screen Display
1. Track time search. For example, search for a specified time within the currently playing track.
•
Press the GOTO button to place the cursor on the track Time Counter. Use the NUMBER
or ARROW buttons to enter the hours, minutes and seconds for your specified search and
press the ENTER button.
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00:08:16
00:12:33
2. Disc time search. For example, search for a specified elapsed time of the entire disc.
•
While the on-screen display is shown, press the PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN button to
switch the Time Counter to Disc Time mode. Press the GOTO button to place the cursor at
the Disc Time Counter. Use the NUMBER or ARROW buttons to enter the hours, minutes
and seconds for your specified search and press the ENTER button.
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01:02:33
3. Select a track. For example, search for Track 6 of the currently playing disc.
•
Repeatedly press the GOTO button until the cursor is placed on the Track Number position.
Use the NUMBER or ARROW buttons to enter or select Track 6 and press the ENTER
button.
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Memory and Automatic Resume
OPEN
POWER
STOP
PLAY
DVD-A
SACD
1. The player automatically remembers the current position when
playback is interrupted. Operations such as STOP, OPEN/EJECT
or turning POWER off will cause the player to save the current
playing position.
2. The position is memorized even after turning off the unit or
changing the disc.
3. When the next time the disc with a memorized playing position is
played back, the player will recognize the saved playing position.
Playback will automatically resume from this saved position.
However if you wish to cancel the automatic resume and start
playback from the beginning, you may press the STOP button when
prompted.
4. The player can remember playback position for up to 5 discs.
When the sixth disc is memorized, the oldest one is replaced.
NOTE
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Some Blu-ray Discs do not support resuming and will always play from the beginning.
Viewing Pictures on DVD-Audio Discs
PAGE
UP/DOWN
DVD-A
Some DVD-Audio discs contain static pictures, such as photos of the band or
narration of the album. When a DVD-Audio track is playing, you may use the
PAGE UP button to select the previous picture or the PAGE DOWN button to
select the next picture.
NOTE
•
Availability of static pictures depends on the DVD-Audio disc.
Pure Audio Mode
DVD-A
SACD
You can enjoy higher quality audio by turning off the video processing and
output. The Pure Audio mode reduces any potential interference between the
video and audio signals.
1. Press the PURE AUDIO button on the remote control to turn off
video and enter Pure Audio mode. Video output will cease, the
power light will dim and the front panel displays will turn off.
2. Press the PURE AUDIO button again to resume video and cancel
Pure Audio mode.
PURE
AUDIO
NOTE
•
Pure Audio mode is automatically canceled when the unit is switched off or when
playback is stopped. Because HDMI carries audio together with video, the HDMI video
signal cannot be completely turned off. A black screen is transmitted instead to minimize
any potential interference.
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MEDIA FILE PLAYBACK
In addition to playing standard disc-based formats such as Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD and SACD, the
ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 Blu-ray Disc Player can play media files. You can enjoy digital music,
movies and photos stored on an optical disc (recordable CD or DVD), a USB (Universal Serial Bus)
drive, or an e-SATA (external Serial ATA) drive. Due to the variation of media, encoding software and
techniques used, compatibility cannot be guaranteed for all user-created or downloaded contents.
Support for such contents is on a best effort basis.
Playback from a USB or e-SATA Drive
The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 Blu-ray Disc Player is equipped with USB port and one e-SATA port on
the back. You may use the USB port to plug in a USB drive, or the e-SATA port to plug in an e-SATA drive.
The USB ports are rated to provide a maximum of 5V, 1000mA power to the USB drive. It is sufficient for
USB thumb drives and flash memory card readers, but may not be sufficient for USB hard disks. It is
recommended to check with your drive manufacturer for power requirement, or use an external power supply.
For the e-SATA port, you need to use an e-SATA drive with an external power supply.
The e-SATA port on the EMP 2 does NOT support “hot-plug”. To avoid any damage to your drive and the
port, please always plug in or unplug the drive when the player is turned off.
NOTE
•
This unit supports “USB Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport” devices only. Most
USB thumbs drives, portable hard disk drives and card readers conform to this device
class. Other USB devices such as MP3 players, digital cameras, and mobile phones
may not be compatible.
•
Supported USB drives can be formatted with the FAT (File Allocation Table), FAT32 or
NTFS (New Technology File System) file system.
•
In some cases, an incompatible USB/e-SATA device may cause the player to stop
responding. If this occurs simply turn off the power, remove the USB device, and turn the
player back on.
•
The player accesses the USB drive in read-only mode. In order to minimize the risk of
data corruption, it is recommended that you only unplug the USB device when playback
is completely stopped.
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DO NOT attempt to plug in a USB connector to the e-SATA port, or plug in an e-SATA
connector to the USB port(s). This might damage both your drive and the port(s).
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The Home Menu
When a USB/e-SATA drive or an optical disc stored with media files is inserted, the player presents a “Home
Menu” to assist you in navigating and playing the files. You can also bring up the Home Menu with the HOME
button on the remote control. The Home Menu is the starting point for accessing media files.
HOME
There are eight selections in the HOME Menu:
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Depending on what type of media files that you intend to play, you can choose among the
“Music”, “Movie” and “Photo” categories.
•
“Netflix” connects you to your Netflix account and provides the online movie streaming capability.
•
“Blockbuster” connects you to your Blockbuster account and provides the online movie
streaming capability.
•
“Internet” contains the shortcuts to Netflix and Blockbuster, as well as the additional network
applications which may be added in the future.
•
“My Network” is an experimental feature right now. It enables the player to stream audio, video
and photo from media servers on the home network.
•
“Setup Menu” selection will bring you to the player’s Setup Menu, just like pressing the SETUP
button on the remote control.
NOTE
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The experimental features are not officially supported. ELECTROCOMPANIET does not
offer technical support via email or phone for these experimental features.
Different internet streaming applications may have different function mappings to the
EMP 2 remote control. To exit Netflix, press HOME button. To exit Blockbuster, either
press HOME button or repeatedly press RETURN button till the Home Menu shows.
Please contact ELECTROCOMPANIET customer support if you need assistance.
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Playing Music Files
To play digital music files stored on an optical
disc, USB or e-SATA drive, select “Music” from
the Home Menu. A file browser will appear to
assist you in navigating the files and folders.
The first step is to select the “Data Disc”, USB or
e-SATA device that contains the music files. The
player will take a moment to read the media and
list the folders and music files.
Music
Title:
Artist:
Album:
Genre:
Prelude I C major
Various
J.S. Bach
Classical
In the music browser, you can perform the
following operations:
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Prelude I C major
Prelude II C minor
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All Music
Playlist
Browser
Now Playing
C sharp minor
0
D major
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D minor
E flat major
Add to Playlist
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Back
Press the UP/DOWN ARROW or PAGE
UP/DOWN buttons to move the cursor and
select music files.
When a music file is highlighted by the
cursor, press the ENTER or PLAY button
to start playback.
Press the GREEN color button to add the
currently highlighted music file to the
Playlist. A green check mark will appear in
front of the file name, and the Playlist count
in the lower left corner of the screen will
increase by one.
Press the LEFT ARROW button to move the cursor to the Selection Menu in the lower left corner of
the screen. This menu contains the following choices:
o All Music – List all music files in a flat view without any directory structure.
o Playlist – List only music files added to the Playlist.
o Browser – List folders and music files according to the original directory structure on the
disc or USB drive.
o Now Playing – Show the status of the currently playing music file.
o Press the RIGHT ARROW button to move the cursor back to the file listing.
If a music file starts playing and there is no other user operation, the “Now Playing” screen will appear
after a few seconds. You can also get to this screen using the “Now Playing” menu. This screen can
show the following information:
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Playback status: Play, Stop, Pause
Playback mode: Shuffle, Random, Repeat One, Repeat All
Playback progress: track and time
Other embedded information: If the music file contains supported album art image and tags,
those will be displayed.
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The following operations are available while
the “Now Playing” screen is shown:
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Title:
Artist:
Album:
Genre:
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Shuffle/Random
Normal playback control: PLAY,
STOP, PAUSE, PREV/NEXT, REV,
and FWD
Special playback mode: REPEAT and
Shuffle/Random (BLUE color button)
Return to the Browser without stopping
the music: RETURN
Stop playback and return to the
Browser: Press STOP twice.
Back
Playing Movie Files
To play movie files stored on an optical disc, USB or e-SATA drive, select “Movie” from the Home Menu. A
file browser will appear to assist you in navigating the files and folders.
Movie
1 / 3 items
Data Disc
The first step is to select the “Data Disc”, USB or
e-SATA device that contains the movie files. The
player will take a moment to read the media and
list the folders and movie files.
USB1
HDD1
Back
Movie
In the movie browser, you can perform the
following operations:
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CD-R
Total Time:
Resolution:
Frame Rate:
Format:
3:00:35
640x352
24 fps
AVI
Classic
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New Year Concert
Soccer Match Jul-08
Kingdom
Press the UP/DOWN ARROW or PAGE
UP/DOWN buttons to move the cursor and
select movie files.
When a movie file is highlighted by the
cursor, press the ENTER or PLAY button
to start playback.
Once a movie file starts playing, the normal
playback control functions are available. To
stop the movie and return to the file browser,
press STOP twice. You can also press the
HOME button at any time to get back to the
Home Menu.
Hitchhiker
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Viewing Photo Files
To view digital photo files stored on an optical disc, USB or e-SATA drive, select “Photo” from the Home
Menu. A file browser will appear to assist you in navigate the files and folders.
Photo
The first step is to select the “Data Disc”, USB or
e-SATA device that contains the photo files. The
player will take a moment to read the media and
list the folders and photo files.
1 / 3 items
Data Disc
USB1
In the photo browser, you can perform the
following operations:
HDD1
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Photo
Format:
JPG
Size:
0.27M
Resolution: 1024x768
Date time: 2007-04-17
Model:
The following operations are available during the
photo slideshow:
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Yosemite
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New Year Parade
Sand Dunes
DSCF1023
DSCF1024
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Press the UP/DOWN ARROW or PAGE
UP/DOWN buttons to move the cursor and
select photo files.
When a photo file is highlighted by the
cursor, press the ENTER or PLAY button
to start playback in a full screen slideshow
fashion.
Show the help screen: DISPLAY
Normal playback control: PLAY, STOP,
PAUSE, and PREV/NEXT
Adjust slideshow speed: REV and FWD
Zoom: ZOOM. Once in a zoom mode the
ARROW buttons can be used to pan the
photo.
Reflect (flip the photo along its horizontal
axis to make it upside-down): UP ARROW
Mirror (flip the photo along its vertical axis to
make it a mirror image): DOWN ARROW
Rotate left (counterclockwise): LEFT ARROW
Rotate right (clockwise): RIGHT ARROW
Repeat: REPEAT
Show photos in “Digest” mode: RED color button. The “Digest” mode shows the 9 photo thumbnails
in a screen to make visual navigation easy.
Show EXIF information: GREEN color button
Play in random sequence: BLUE color button
Change slideshow transition effect: YELLOW color button.
Adding Background Music
You can add background music to the photo slideshow. To do so, you will need to prepare some digital music
files. The music files can be stored on the same disk as the photos, or on a different USB / e-SATA drive.
Start music playback first by selecting “Music” from the home menu. Once the music is playing, press the
HOME button to get back to the home menu, and start the photo slideshow by selecting “Photo” in the usual
manner.
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SETUP MENU OPTIONS
The Setup Menu of the ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc Player presents many setup and
configuration options. For most users, the default configuration will be sufficient and will not require any
changes to the settings. However if you need to configure the player to perfectly match your home
theater setup and viewing preferences, please refer to the following sections for details about each
configuration option.
Using the Setup Menu System
In many places of this guide, the player’s Setup Menu needs to be adjusted to match your specific audio/video
configuration. When performing menu adjustments, we will use the following terminology to indicate the
location of the desired function:
Setup Menu Section > Menu Item > Selection
Setup Menu Section is the uppermost Setup Menu level. With the ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 there are
six (6) Setup Menu sections listed in the left column of the Setup Menu screen. They are: Playback Setup,
Video Setup, Audio Format Setup, Audio Processing, Device Setup, and Network Setup.
Menu Item is the parameter to be adjusted which appears in the center column of the Setup Menu. Once you
enter a Setup Menu Section, the list of Menu Items and their current value are displayed in a box.
Selection is the actual numeric or descriptive element that represents the change being made to the selected
parameter. It is the item located to the right of its corresponding Menu Item.
A Scroll Mark appears at the top or bottom of the menu when there are more Menu Items or Selections
than what can fit in a screen. You may use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to scroll the display in order
to access additional items.
Setup Menu Section
Menu Item
Current Value
Selection
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
SACD Priority
On
Video Setup
DVD-Audio Mode
Off
Audio Format Setup
Auto Play Mode
Audio Processing
PBC
Device Setup
Parental Control
Network Setup
Language
Exit
Playback starts when the PLAY button is pressed
Exit
Navigation Cue
Help Hint
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The preceding diagram should give a good description of the various elements and their context. In this
screen we could, for example, instruct you to set the Auto Play Mode parameter to Off in the Playback
Setup section. To indicate where we were, you would see the following: Playback Setup > Auto Play Mode
> Off.
NOTE
It is possible that some setup items are grayed-out and inaccessible. This can be caused by
the disc still being played back or interlocking with mutually exclusive setup items. Please
stop playback or eject the disc before trying to change these setup items. If you still cannot
access the setup item, please check for configuration conflicts and consistency. For
example, if “Video Setup > Primary Output” is set to “Analog”, the “Output Resolution >
Auto (or Source Direct)” menu item will be grayed-out. Setting “Primary Output” to “HDMI
1 (or HDMI 2)” will enable the “Auto (or Source Direct)” resolution.
To access the player’s Setup Menu simply press the SETUP button on the remote control. Since some Setup
Menu options can become inaccessible when the player is playing a disc, it is recommended that you operate
the Setup Menu when playback is fully stopped or when there is no disc in the player.
1. Press the SETUP button on the remote control, and the TV screen displays the following:
2. Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to
select the section. There are 6 sections:
Playback Setup, Video Setup, Audio
Format Setup, Audio Processing,
Device Setup, and Network Setup.
Press the ENTER button or the RIGHT
ARROW button to enter the selected
section.
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
SACD Priority
Multi-Channel
Video Setup
DVD-Audio Mode
DVD-Audio
Audio Format Setup
Auto Play Mode
On
Audio Processing
PBC
On
Device Setup
Parental Control
Network Setup
Language
3. Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to
select the setup item to be changed, and
press the ENTER or RIGHT ARROW
button to change the setting. When the
scroll icon is shown at the top or bottom of
the Setup Menu, it indicates that there are
more menu items that can be accessed by
scrolling with the UP/DOWN ARROW
buttons.
Exit
Configure playback preferences
Exit
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
SACD Priority
Multi-Channel
Video Setup
DVD-Audio Mode
DVD-Audio
Audio Format Setup
Auto Play Mode
On
Audio Processing
PBC
On
Device Setup
Parental Control
Network Setup
Language
For example, in the Playback Setup
section, you may use the UP/DOWN
ARROW buttons to select the “Auto Play
Mode” setup item, and press the ENTER
button to change the “Auto Play Mode”
setting.
Exit
Set the auto play mode for CD and SACD
Exit
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4. To select a value from the list of available
settings, press the UP/DOWN ARROW
buttons and then press the ENTER button
to confirm.
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
SACD Priority
On
Video Setup
DVD-Audio Mode
Off
Audio Format Setup
Auto Play Mode
Audio Processing
PBC
Device Setup
Language
For example, to select “Off” for “Auto Play
Mode”, use the UP/DOWN ARROW
buttons to highlight the “Off” selection and
press the ENTER button.
Network Setup
5. To exit the SETUP menu at any time,
press the SETUP button on the remote
control or select Exit from the Setup Menu
sections.
Exit
Playback starts when the PLAY button is pressed
Exit
The settings are permanently saved when the player is turned off using either the front panel power
button or the remote control. If the AC power is interrupted before the player enters standby status, the
settings will not be saved. To ensure proper saving of the SETUP menu settings, please turn off the
player and turn it back on after you make major changes to the SETUP menu options.
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Playback Setup
The “Playback Setup” section is designed to configure playback preferences for various contents. The setup
items in this section are:
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
SACD Priority
Multi-Channel
Video Setup
DVD-Audio Mode
DVD-Audio
Audio Format Setup
Auto Play Mode
On
Audio Processing
Auto Resume
On
Device Setup
PBC
On
Network Setup
Parental Control
Exit
Language
Choose which SACD layer to play
Exit
1.
SACD Priority: To select which audio layer to play for SACD (Super Audio CD). The options
are:
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2.
Multi-Channel – Play the multi-channel surround audio layer
Stereo – Play the 2-channel stereo audio layer
CD Mode – Play the CD layer of a hybrid SACD disc
DVD-Audio Mode: To select which portion of a DVD-Audio disc to play. The options are:
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DVD-Audio – Play the DVD-Audio portion of the disc with high-resolution audio
DVD-Video – Play the DVD-Video portion of the disc with Dolby Digital or DTS audio
3.
Auto Play Mode (On / Off): To select whether the player shall start playing an audio CD or
SACD automatically. When auto play mode is turned on, these discs will start playing upon
insertion into the player. When auto play mode is turned off, the player will wait for the user to
start playback by pressing the PLAY button.
4.
Auto Resume (On / Off): To select whether the disc playback shall start from the previously
saved point or not. This setting applies to CD, SACD, DVD and certain Blu-ray disc. When
auto resume is turned on, the playback automatically starts from the previously saved point.
When auto resume is turned off, the playback starts from the beginning.
5.
PBC – Play Back Control: To enable/disable Play Back Control. Play Back Control is a
primitive form of disc menu. The options are:
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6.
On – If the disc contains Play Back Control, show the menu.
Off – Play back the contents by sequence.
Parental Control: To set parental control ratings in order to prevent minors from watching
inappropriate content. This function depends on the disc being properly rated and encoded.
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Press the ENTER button to bring up the rating selection menu.
To adjust the parental control settings, you must enter the current parental control
password. If you have not set a parental control password yet, the default password is
“0000”.
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The parental control menu contains the following sub-items:
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BD Ratings - Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select the rating allowed for
Blu-ray Discs. “Off” means no ratings control and all discs are allowed to play.
Numbers 1 to 21 corresponds to the age limit. Discs encoded with an age limit that is
equal to or below the selected age will be allowed, and any rating above the selected
age will be blocked.
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DVD Ratings - Press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select the rating to allow for
DVD. The available ratings are Kid, G, PG, PG-13, PGR, R, NC17, Adult and Off. The
selected rating and below will be allowed, and any rating above will be blocked. If “Off”
is selected, all discs are allowed to play.
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Area Code – Some Blu-ray Discs may have different parental control ratings for
different geographical areas. At this time the player only supports the parental control
ratings used in the United States.
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Change Password – To change the parental control password, enter a 4-digit number
as the new password. Enter the new password again to confirm. If the two entries are
matching, the new password replaces the old parental control password.
Language: To configure language preferences. The menu contains the following sub-items:
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Player Language – To choose the display language for the player’s Setup Menu and the
on-screen display. At this time only English is available.
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Disc Menu Language – To choose the preferred language for displaying DVD and Blu-ray
Disc menus. If a disc menu of the selected language is available, that menu will be shown
instead of the default disc menu.
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Audio Language – To choose the preferred audio language for DVD and Blu-ray Discs. If
an audio track of the selected language is available on the disc, the audio track will be
played back.
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Subtitle Language – To choose the preferred subtitle language for DVD. If a subtitle of the
selected language is available, it will be displayed. When “Auto” is selected, the subtitle
display is decided by the disc.
NOTE
If your preferred language is not listed in the Audio, Subtitle or Disc Menu options, select
“Other” and enter the Language Code found on page 82 of this manual.
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Video Setup
The “Video Setup” section of the Setup Menu system allows you to configure video output options. The menu
items in this section are:
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
Picture Adjustment
Video Setup
Primary Output
HDMI 1
Audio Format Setup
3D Mode
Auto
Audio Processing
3D TV Size
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TV Aspect Ratio
16:9 Wide
Network Setup
TV System
NTSC
Exit
Output Resolution
Auto
Adjust picture control parameters
Exit
1. Picture Adjustment: To adjust picture control parameters. The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP
2 Blu-ray Disc Player provides a wide array of picture controls. Please refer to the Picture
Adjustment section on page 55 of this manual for details of each control.
2. Primary Output: To select the primary video output port. The options are:
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HDMI 1 – Use HDMI 1 as the primary video output port. This setting will ensure that the
HDMI 1 output gets the best possible picture quality. The dedicated QDEO DE2750 video
processor will be used unless “Source Direct” for output resolution is selected, in which
case QDEO DE2750 video processor is bypassed. Component and composite video output
may not be available or may be limited to a lower resolution based on content source
limitations.
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HDMI 2 – Use HDMI 2 as the primary video output port. Similar to “HDMI 1”, this setting
ensures that the HDMI 2 output gets the best possible picture quality, except that it utilizes
the video decoder in the player to perform necessary video processing, not the DE2750
video processor.
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Analog – Use component video as the primary video output port. This setting will ensure
that the component output is always available and displays proper video signals. The video
decoder in the player performs any necessary format conversion, and the DE2750 video
processor is completely bypassed.
NOTE
Copyright control mechanisms encoded on the disc may limit the output resolution of the
component video output. For DVD, if CSS encryption is in use the output resolution is limited
to no more than 480p/576p; for Blu-ray Discs, the output resolution is limited to no more than
1080i, and could be lower if the disc contains the Image Constraint Token.
3. 3D Mode: To choose the video output mode for available 3D contents at the HDMI output ports.
The options are:
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Auto – Output 3D if supported both by the disc content and the display. The player
automatically checks for the existence of 3D content on the disc and the 3D compatibility of
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the TV or projector. If both are qualified, the player sends 3D video from its HDMI output
terminals, otherwise only 2D video is sent out. Active shutter 3D-compatible glasses (which
are not sold by ELECTROCOMPANIET .) are required to enjoy the 3D movie on your TV.
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Off – Always output 2D video format, even when 3D video exists on the disc. This
guarantees the video quality if your TV is not 3D compatible, or some necessary part (such
as the 3D glasses) is missing.
4. 3D TV Size: To enter the diagonal screen size of your 3D-compatible HDTV. This option
applies to 3D mode, to help the player adjust the 3D image for better visual quality.
•
Use the number buttons on the remote control to enter the actual diagonal size of your TV
screen, or use the DOWN ARROW button to delete the digits. The default is 46 inches.
5. TV Aspect Ratio: To set the aspect ratio of the player’s output image. The options are:
•
4:3 Letterbox – Choose this when the display is standard 4:3. A widescreen image is
displayed in “letterbox” format with black borders on top and bottom.
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4:3 Pan & Scan – Choose this when the display is standard 4:3. A widescreen image will
be stretched.
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16:9 Wide – Choose this when the display is widescreen 16:9. 16:9 materials will be
displayed in its native aspect ratio, and 4:3 materials will be stretched horizontally.
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16:9 Wide/Auto – Choose this when the display is widescreen 16:9. 16:9 materials will be
displayed in its native aspect ratio, and 4:3 materials will be displayed with black borders on
both sides in order to maintain the original 4:3 aspect ratio.
For a detailed description on how to choose a proper TV Aspect Ratio, please refer to the
Determine the Display Aspect Ratio section on page 24 of this manual.
6. TV System: To choose the output video system or broadcast standard (PAL/NTSC) to match
the type of TV. The options are:
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NTSC (default) – When playing NTSC-encoded discs, no system conversion is performed.
PAL-encoded contents are converted to NTSC output. Blu-ray Discs encoded with 24Hz
frame rate are converted to 60Hz frame rate if neither 1080p24 Output nor Source Direct
output resolution is enabled.
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PAL – When playing PAL-encoded discs, no system conversion is performed. NTSCencoded contents are converted to PAL output. Blu-ray Discs encoded with 24Hz frame
rate are converted to 50Hz frame rate if neither 1080p24 Output nor Source Direct output
resolution is enabled.
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Multi-system – No system conversion is performed. The output video system is the same
as that encoded on the disc. Blu-ray Discs encoded with 24Hz frame rate are converted to
60Hz frame rate if neither 1080p24 Output nor Source Direct output resolution is enabled.
Requires a TV that supports both NTSC and PAL systems.
NOTE
DO NOT select “Multi-system” if your TV does not support both NTSC and PAL systems.
The TV display may become a black screen upon inserting a disc encoded in a different
system than your TV supports. Should this happen, you can press the OPEN button to eject
the disc tray, and then use the Setup Menu to correct the “TV System” setting.
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7. Output Resolution: To choose the output resolution that best matches your television’s native
resolution. For a detailed description on how to choose a proper output resolution, please refer
to the Select the Best Output Resolution section on page 23 of this manual.
8. 1080p24 Output: To set 1080p 24Hz output options. This option only applies to the HDMI
output at 1080p resolution. Many Blu-ray Discs that originated from theatrical movies are
encoded using 24Hz frame rate, the same number of frames per second as the original
theatrical film. If the TV properly supports 1080p 24Hz, smoother motion can be achieved by
enabling 1080p24 Output for such discs. The available options are:
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Auto (default) – Video encoded in 24Hz frame rate will be output as 1080p 24Hz if the TV
informs the player that it can support the 1080p24 signal.
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On – Video encoded in 24Hz frame rate will be output as 1080p 24Hz without regard to
whether the TV can support the 1080p24 signal or not. This is useful if the TV can actually
support 1080p24 but does not properly state its capability. Please note that if the TV cannot
support 1080p24, selecting this option will result in no video.
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Off – Video encoded in 24Hz frame rate will be converted to 60Hz (NTSC) or 50Hz (PAL)
9. HDMI Options: To configure video options that apply only to the HDMI output. This item
contains a sub-menu with multiple configuration options. Please refer to the HDMI Options
section on page 58 of this manual for details of each option.
10. Display Options: To configure the options for displaying on-screen information. The following
display options are available:
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Subtitle Shift – To set the display position for subtitles. When the “Subtitle Shift” is set at 0
(default), subtitles are displayed at the original position as specified on the disc. When it is
set at a value between 1 and 5, subtitles are shifted up. When it is set at a value between
-1 and -5, subtitles are shifted down. This feature is helpful for customers using a 2.35:1
“Constant Image Height” video projection system. Subtitles can be shifted to the active
video area so they do not get cut off.
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OSD Position – To set the display position for the on-screen display (OSD). When the
“OSD Position” is set at 0, the OSD is shown at the top and bottom of the video screen.
When it is set at a value between 1 and 5, the OSD is shifted towards the center of the
video screen. Similar to the subtitle shift setting above, the “OSD Position” feature is helpful
for customers using a 2.35:1 “Constant Image Height” video projection system.
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OSD Mode – To select how long the on-screen display information, such as elapsed or
remaining time, stays on the TV screen. The available options are:
•
Normal – On-screen display information stays on the TV screen until the user cancels
it.
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Silent – On-screen display information shows on the TV screen for a few seconds and
then disappears. The front panel display still maintains the selected display
information.
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Remaining – On-screen display information stays on the TV screen until the user
cancels it. By default displays remaining time instead of elapsed time.
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Angle Mark (on/off) – To turn on/off the display of an angle mark when a DVD or Blu-ray
Disc with multiple available angles is played. Keeping the angle mark off avoids distraction
from normal movie watching.
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PIP Mark (on/off) – To turn on/off the display of a Picture-in-Picture mark when a Blu-ray
Disc with secondary video is played. Keeping the PIP mark off avoids distraction from
normal movie watching.
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SAP Mark (on/off) – To turn on/off the display of a Secondary Audio Program mark when a
Blu-ray Disc with secondary video and audio is played. Keeping the SAP mark off avoids
distraction from normal movie watching.
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Screen Saver – To turn on/off the screen saver function. The screen saver is designed to
minimize burn-in concerns for plasma and CRT display devices. The available options are:
•
On – After about 3 minutes of inactivity, the player will show an animated
ELECTROCOMPANIET logo moving on a black background. This allows most areas of
the screen to rest and gives all areas an equal Electrocompaniet to refresh.
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Off – The screen saver will not be activated. Use this option if your TV does not have a
burn-in issue.
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Energy Saver – Video output will be turned off after 3 minutes of inactivity. Many
projectors and LCD TVs will go into a standby or sleep mode and turn off their
projection lamp or LCD backlight lamp, thus saving energy and prolonging the lamp life.
When you press any button on the ELECTROCOMPANIET remote control or the
player’s front panel, the screen saver will be canceled and video output will be restored.
If your TV is already in standby or sleep mode, you may need to wake up the TV by
pressing a button on its remote or control panel.
Picture Adjustment
Picture Adjustment is a special section of the Video Setup menu. It allows you to fine tune many picture
control parameters in order to achieve the optimal picture quality and visual result. To use Picture Adjustment,
press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the player’s Setup Menu and choose “Video Setup” –
“Picture Adjustment”, then select the primary video output terminal:
Picture Adjustment
Please select your video output
HDMI 1
HDMI 2 & Analog
For information on how to choose your primary video output, please refer to Primary Output on page 52. You
can use the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW to select your choice, then press the ENTER button to bring up the Picture
Adjustment menu. Depending on your primary video output, the detailed Picture Adjustment menu can be
slightly different:
Picture Adjustment Menu for HDMI 1
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Picture Adjustment Menu for HDMI 2 & Analog
To change a picture adjustment parameter, use the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to highlight the
parameter, and use the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons to change its value.
To aid in the adjustment of picture control parameters, the picture adjustment menu will be reduced to
only show the parameter being adjusted once you press the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons (except the
Picture Mode, which you will directly see the mode name switches between Mode 1, 2 and 3, and all the
other parameters are adjusted automatically to the stored value). The reduced menu will be positioned
near the bottom of the screen.
Brightness
0
-16
+16
You can continue adjusting the current parameter by pressing the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons. To
select another parameter, press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons. Press the ENTER button to return to
the large Picture Adjustment menu.
To exit the Picture Adjustment menu and return to the Setup Menu, either select “Exit” or press the
RETURN button.
The following picture adjustment controls are available for all HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and Analog
(Component):
1. Picture Mode: To use the customized picture mode saved by you. EMP 2 allows you to save
up to three (3) customized modes. Press the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons to switch the mode
and all parameters will be automatically adjusted to their stored values. Changes to the current
parameter values will be stored automatically when you exit the Picture Adjustment screen or
switch to another Picture Mode.
2. Brightness: To adjust the brightness (black level) of the video output.
3. Contrast: To adjust the contrast (white level) of the video output.
NOTE
Proper brightness and contrast settings are necessary for a quality video output. If you do not
have the correct black and white levels, your images can appear washed out or can lose
detail in shadows when watching darker scenes. Televisions have brightness (black level)
and contrast (white level) controls; however it may require a combination of tweaking both the
player and your television to get the optimal result. We recommend using a calibration disc
such as the Spears & Munsil™ High Definition Benchmark Blu-ray Edition or Digital Video
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Essentials HD Basics as aids for adjusting. First adjust the television’s picture controls for
the best possible picture. Once that is done, try changing the player’s settings to further
refine the picture to the optimal result.
4. Hue: To adjust the hue (tint) of the video output.
5. Saturation: To adjust the saturation (color intensity level) of the video output.
6. Sharpness: To set the sharpness of video output. Sharpness (also called Detail/Edge
Enhancement in previous ELECTROCOMPANIET players) is a video processing function that
can control the image sharpness but at the same time may cause unwanted artifacts.
For HDMI 1, the sharpness level can be set between -16 and +16. The default is level 0, which
turns off sharpness enhancement. The negative levels may be used to reduce or eliminate
overly sharpened video. However, the picture may appear soft. The positive levels increase
the sharpness.
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z
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At level 1, the player applies low level Detail Enhancement, during which the video
processor isolates the detailed parts from the original image, processes them separately
and integrates back before the final output.
At level 2, the player increases Detail Enhancement to a higher level. Generally, to make
an image “sharper”, we recommend using level 1 and 2.
At level 3 and above, the player adds Luminance Transition Improvement (LTI) and
Chroma Transition Improvement (CTI), which further sharpen the luminance transition and
chroma transition. However, we do not recommend using level 3 and above unless the
source content is poorly produced and blurry.
For HDMI 2 & Analog, the sharpness level can be set between 0 and +2. The default is level
0. The higher the level, the sharper the video details are. However, too high a sharpness level
may cause while line etching around objects.
7. Noise Reduction: To select whether the player shall apply video noise reduction processing.
For HDMI 1, the noise reduction level can be set between 0 and 8. The default is level 0,
which turns off noise reduction.
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z
z
z
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When set to level 1, the player adjusts the picture quality by reducing the “mosquito noise”
(artifacts around the outlines of objects) and “block noise” (mosaic-like patterns caused by
video compression). These two noise reduction are also called Compression Artifacts
Reduction (CAR) and have several levels of aggressiveness.
When set to level 2, the player applies the Motion Adaptive Video Noise Reduction (VNR),
which handles the random noise and the film-grain noise (natural variation of picture
intensity caused by film grain). Its level is automatic because there is a noise estimator
circuitry in the video processor that calculates how much noise presents and adjusts the
level of VNR accordingly.
When set to 3 or 4, the player applies both CAR and Motion Adaptive VNR, with more
aggressive “block noise” reduction at level 4.
At level 5, the player applies aggressive CAR for low quality video content, and adds
Motion Adaptive VNR at level 6.
At level 7, the player applies the most aggressive CAR for very low quality video, and
adds Motion Adaptive VNR at level 8.
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Remember that excessive noise reduction may cause a loss of details. We recommend
using the noise reduction function only when you encounter poorly encoded or compressed
video that has apparent noise artifacts.
For HDMI 2 & Analog, the noise reduction level can be set between 0 and +3. The default is
level 0. When user increases the level, the player adjusts the picture quality by applying
mosquito noise reduction, random noise reduction and MPEG block noise reduction at the
same time. The higher level user sets, the more aggressive noise reduction functions apply.
The following picture adjustment controls are only available for HDMI 1 video output:
8. Color Enhancement: To select the color enhancement level on the video output. This
enhances certain colors in the spectrum and enables vivid colors in outdoor scenes without
causing hue shifts, loss of detail or changes in skin tones.
9. Contrast Enhancement: To select the contrast enhancement level on the video output. This
expands detail in shadows.
HDMI Options
HDMI Options are a sub-menu of the Video Setup menu. It allows you to configure some video settings that
are unique to the HDMI output. To enter this sub-menu, select “HDMI Options” from the Video Setup menu.
To exit this sub-menu, press the RETURN button or the LEFT arrow key. The following HDMI options are
available:
1. Color Space (HDMI 1) – To select the color space for the HDMI 1 output. The available
options are:
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Auto (Recommended) – The player checks with the display device to automatically
determine what color space to use. If the display device supports YCbCr 4:4:4, then it will
be used to avoid extra color space conversion.
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RGB Video Level – The HDMI output uses RGB color space and normal signal range
suitable for video displays.
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RGB PC Level – The HDMI output uses RGB color space and expands the signal range.
The expanded signal range is suitable for personal computer (PC) displays. Some TVs are
designed to be used as a PC monitor, and expect signal in expanded RGB range when the
DVI input is selected. For these displays if the video signal uses the normal RGB range, the
black-white contrast will be reduced. You can set the player to use the RGB PC Level
output and restore proper contrast.
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YCbCr 4:4:4 – The HDMI output uses YCbCr 4:4:4 color space.
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YCbCr 4:2:2 – The HDMI output uses YCbCr 4:2:2 color space. Generally this is the color
space that is closest to the color space encoded on the discs. (All discs are encoded in
YCbCr 4:2:0 color space, and the video decoder decodes it into YCbCr 4:2:2.)
2. Color Space (HDMI 2) – To select the color space for the HDMI 2 output. The available
options are the same as those for Color Space (HDMI 1).
3. Deep Color (HDMI 1) – To select the Deep Color mode for the HDMI 1 output. Deep Color is
an OPTION for some TVs or projectors that feature HDMI v1.3 or higher input. Normally, each
pixel of the video image is transmitted using 24-bit data (8-bit per channel for R, G, B or Y, Cb,
Cr). If Deep Color is supported, each pixel of the video image can be transmitted using 30-bit
(10-bit per channel) or 36-bit (12-bit per channel) data. The increased bit depth should result in
smoother color transitions and better gradients. The available options are:
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36 Bits – Use the 36-bit per pixel Deep Color mode.
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30 Bits (Dithered) – Use the 30-bit per pixel Deep Color mode with dithering technique.
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30 Bits – Use the 30-bit per pixel Deep Color mode.
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Off (Dithered) –Do not use Deep Color, but apply the dithering technique.
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Off (default) – Do not use Deep Color.
4. Deep Color (HDMI 2) – To select the Deep Color mode for the HDMI 2 output. The available
options are the same as those for HDMI Deep Color (HDMI 1).
NOTE
Since the Deep Color feature is OPTIONAL and may not be supported by all TVs, enabling
Deep Color while connected to a TV without this feature may result in no effect or no video.
At this time, no disc is encoded with Deep Color. Enabling Deep Color will not magically
make colors richer, but will help preserve the maximum precision as a result of video
processing and picture control adjustment.
Dithering is a technique to improve the image color depth with limited color quantization.
5. Demo Mode – To enable a special split-screen demonstration mode. This is designed for the
demonstration of the Qdeo video processing technology. It can also be used as an aid for
setting picture control adjustments for Noise Reduction, Color Enhancement and Contrast
Enhancement. It should NOT be used for normal movie watching. The available options are:
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On – The video screen will be split in half. The left side shows video without the help of
Qdeo video processor, and the right side shows the Qdeo video processing result.
•
Off (default) – Normal viewing mode.
NOTE
The demo mode is canceled automatically after the player is turned off.
6. Video Only (HDMI 1) – To choose whether only send video signal (no audio signal) to HDMI 1
terminal or not. The available options are:
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No (default) – Both video and audio signals are sent to HDMI 1 terminal.
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Yes – Only video signal is sent to HDMI 1 terminal. This can be useful if you use HDMI 1
only for video display, no need to lower the volume or mute the HDTV connecting to it.
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Audio Format Setup
The “Audio Format Setup” section of the Setup Menu system allows you to configure preferences for audio
output formats. The menu items in this section are:
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
Secondary Audio
Off
Video Setup
HDMI Audio
LPCM
Audio Format Setup
Coaxial/Optical Output
LPCM
Audio Processing
LPCM Rate Limit
192k
Device Setup
SACD Output
PCM
Network Setup
HDCD Decoding
On
Exit
Set the secondary audio program mixing option
Exit
1. Secondary Audio: To set the Secondary Audio Program mixing option. Some Blu-ray Discs
contain a secondary audio and video program, such as the director’s commentary. Some Bluray Discs have a sound effect when you make menu choices. This Setup Menu item allows you
to decide whether to mix the Secondary Audio Program and menu clicking sound into the
primary audio. The options are:
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On – The Secondary Audio Program and menu clicking sound are mixed into the primary
audio. Usually this will cause the primary audio volume to be slightly reduced.
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Off – The Secondary Audio Program and menu clicking sound are not mixed into the
primary audio and you cannot hear the secondary audio or menu clicking sound. This
setting preserves the highest possible audio quality for the primary audio.
2. HDMI Audio: To select digital audio output format from the HDMI port. The options are:
•
Auto (default) – The player checks with the device connecting to HDMI output to
automatically determine which audio format to use.
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LPCM – Digital audio output via HDMI will be multi-channel Linear PCM format. When this
option is selected, compressed audio bit streams will be decoded by the player. This
setting is recommended when connecting the HDMI output directly to a TV or to a receiver
without advanced audio decoding capabilities.
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Bitstream – Digital audio output via HDMI will be in bitstream format. This option is
recommended when connecting the HDMI output to an A/V receiver or processor that
supports advanced audio decoding, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
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Off – No digital audio output via HDMI.
NOTE
If you use HDMI to connect audio to an HDMI A/V receiver or audio processor, it is important
that you choose 720p or higher HDMI output resolution when playing high resolution audio
content (DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio). According to the HDMI
specification, the bandwidth available for audio is proportional to the total bandwidth used by
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video. At 480p/576p resolution, the HDMI specification can only support 2 channels of audio
with high sample rate (up to 192kHz), or 8 channels of audio with standard sample rate (up to
48kHz). If you play high resolution audio content at the 480p/576p resolution, you may get
reduced audio resolution, incomplete audio channels, or even no audio/video output at all.
Choosing a higher output resolution such as 720p or above allows enough bandwidth for all
high sample rate audio channels.
3. Coaxial/Optical Output: To set the output format for the coaxial/optical digital audio output for
use with Dolby Digital and DTS-compatible receivers. The options are:
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LPCM – Forces down-mixed 2-channel digital audio output. Choose this setting if your
receiver/amplifier only supports stereo digital (PCM) audio.
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Bitstream – Passes audio as compressed bitstream format to the receiver/amplifier. Choose
this setting if your receiver/amplifier is capable of decoding Dolby Digital and/or DTS.
4. LPCM Rate Limit: To set the maximum Linear PCM output frequency for the coaxial/optical digital
output. This menu item is intended to ensure that the audio output is compatible with equipment
that cannot support high sample rates. It sets an upper limit to decide whether the player shall
down-sample audio. The player does not up-sample audio to higher sample rates. The options
are:
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48K – Supported by most equipment.
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96K – Allows a higher sampling rate and frequency response. It can result in better audio
quality. Ensure that the receiver/amplifier can support it.
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192K (default) – Allows the highest sampling rate and frequency response. It can result in the
best audio quality. Ensure that the receiver/amplifier can support it.
NOTE
On the EMP 2, the “LPCM Rate Limit” can also affect the analog audio performance. Setting to
“192K” may help to get the best analog audio quality.
5. SACD Output: To select audio output format for SACD. The options are:
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PCM – SACD Direct Stream Digital (DSD) data is converted into multi-channel, highresolution PCM data. The converted PCM data is then output through HDMI or the internal
DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) for the analog audio output ports. If you use a receiver that
supports HDMI v1.1 to listen to SACD, please select this option. You may also want to select
this option if you prefer the sound quality of the DSD-to-PCM conversion.
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DSD – SACD DSD data is output over HDMI without any conversion. For the analog audio
outputs, DSD data is converted into analog signal directly by the internal DAC. If you use a
receiver that supports HDMI v1.2a with DSD over HDMI, or you prefer the sound quality of
straight DSD to analog, please select this option.
6. HDCD Decoding: To set the audio decoding option for HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital)
discs. The options are:
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On – HDCD is decoded by the player. You can enjoy expanded dynamic range and improved
audio resolution.
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Off – HDCD is treated as regular CD. This is useful when the player is connected to an
HDCD-capable A/V receiver via a digital audio output link (Coaxial, Optical, or HDMI) so the
A/V receiver can perform HDCD decoding.
NOTE
If your receiver is capable of HDCD decoding, it is recommended to set the “HDCD
Decoding” to “Off” on the EMP 2, otherwise you might occasionally hear pop or crackle
sounds during the HDCD playback.
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Audio Signal Reference Chart
Blu-ray Discs may contain many types of audio signal formats, some of which are high resolution types such
as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Blu-ray Discs also have many optional audio components such
as the Secondary Audio Program and menu clicking sound. The player’s Audio Format Setup menu allows
you to configure the audio output to meet your specific preference. The following chart provides a reference to
what type of audio signal can be expected.
When “Secondary Audio” is set to “Off”:
Output Ports
Setting
Source
Format
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS
DTS-HD High
Resolution
DTS-HD
Master Audio
HDMI Output
Coaxial/Optical Output
Analog MultiChannel
Output
Bitstream
LPCM
Bitstream
LPCM
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
Plus
Dolby
TrueHD
DTS
DTS-HD
High
Resolution
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch
LPCM 5.1ch
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
Dolby Digital
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
2ch
5.1ch
7.1ch
5.1ch
LPCM up to 7.1ch
Dolby Digital
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
DTS-HD
Master Audio
LPCM up to 192kHz
24-bit 7.1ch
LPCM up to 7.1ch
Dolby Digital
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
DTS
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
LPCM up to 7.1ch
DTS (core)
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
LPCM up to 96kHz
24-bit
7.1ch
or
192kHz 24-bit 2ch
DTS (core)
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
When “Secondary Audio” is set to “On” and the player encounters a disc with secondary audio track or menu
clicking sound:
Output Ports
Setting
Source
Format
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
Plus
Dolby TrueHD
HDMI Output
Coaxial/Optical Output
Analog MultiChannel
Output
Bitstream
LPCM
Bitstream
LPCM
DTS* 2ch
DTS*
DTS*
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 5.1ch
LPCM 7.1ch
LPCM 5.1ch
DTS*
DTS*
DTS*
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
LPCM 2ch
2ch
5.1ch
7.1ch
5.1ch
DTS*
LPCM up to 7.1ch
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
Up to 7.1ch
DTS*
LPCM up to 192kHz
24-bit 7.1ch
LPCM up to 7.1ch
DTS*
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
DTS
DTS-HD High
DTS*
LPCM up to 7.1ch
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
Resolution
DTS-HD
DTS*
LPCM up to 7.1ch
DTS*
LPCM 2ch
Master Audio
Note: All audio output signals are mixed with primary, second audio and menu clicking sound.
mixed audio re-encoded into DTS bitstream format.
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Up to 7.1ch
Up to 7.1ch
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Recommended Audio Format Options
Depending on your specific audio/video connection method, the audio format options of the
ELECTROCOMPANIET Blu-ray Disc Player may need to be adjusted to match your configuration. Please
refer to the video and audio connection methods described previously in this guide and the following audio
setup guidelines.
Audio Connection Directly to TV
If the player is connected directly to the TV through HDMI (as described in “Method 1” on page 10), through
DVI and analog L/R audio cables (as described in “Method 2” on page 11), or through component video and
analog L/R audio cables (as described in “Method 3” on page 13), it is recommended that you use the
following audio format options:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Secondary Audio:
HDMI Audio:
SACD Output:
HDCD Decoding:
Coaxial Optical Output:
LPCM Rate Limit:
On
LPCM
PCM
On
(any – not in use)
(any – not in use)
Multi-Channel Digital Audio to Receiver through HDMI
If the player is connected to an A/V receiver or processor with HDMI inputs for high resolution multi-channel
digital audio, you are in luck! You are now equipped to send all current audio formats to your receiver in pure
digital form. This connection method will typically be as described in “Method 4” on page 14 of this guide.
To get the best possible audio via HDMI, you may need to set the following options on the player’s
audio format Setup Menu, depending on the capabilities of your HDMI-capable receiver:
•
If your receiver supports HDMI v1.3 with decoding capability for high resolution lossless audio
formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, please set these audio format
options:
o
o
o
o
o
o
•
Secondary Audio:
HDMI Audio:
SACD Output:
HDCD Decoding:
Coaxial Optical Output:
LPCM Rate Limit:
Off (or On if you need secondary audio)
Bitstream
PCM (or DSD if the receiver supports DSD over HDMI)
On (or Off if the receiver can decode HDCD)
(any – not in use)
(any – not in use)
If your receiver supports HDMI v1.1/1.2 Multi-Channel PCM audio, but not high resolution
lossless audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, please set these
audio format options:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Secondary Audio:
HDMI Audio:
SACD Output:
HDCD Decoding:
Coaxial Optical Output:
LPCM Rate Limit:
Off (or On if you need secondary audio)
LPCM
PCM (or DSD if the receiver supports DSD over HDMI)
On (or Off if the receiver can decode HDCD)
(any – not in use)
(any – not in use)
In this configuration you can enjoy all audio formats using the HDMI connection.
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Multi-Channel Analog Audio to Receiver
If the player is connected to an A/V receiver through the 7.1ch or 5.1ch analog audio jacks using 8 or 6 RCA
cables (as described in “Method 5” on page 15), you can play all supported audio formats and listen to them
with your A/V receiver and surround sound systems. The following audio format setup options are
recommended:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Secondary Audio:
HDMI Audio:
SACD Output:
HDCD Decoding:
Coaxial Optical Output:
LPCM Rate Limit:
audio quality)
Off (or On if you need secondary audio)
Off
PCM or DSD (depending on your listening preference)
On
(any – not in use)
(any – set to 192k may help to get the best analog
Also set Speaker Configuration in the “Audio Processing” menu:
•
•
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Set Down Mix to “7.1Ch” or “5.1Ch”.
Set the speaker size and subwoofer properly according to your actual audio hardware. (see
page 66)
Enable or select the multi-channel analog inputs on your receiver
Coaxial or Optical Digital Audio to Receiver
If your audio connection is as described in “Method 6” on page 16 of this guide, and the A/V receiver supports
Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, the following audio format setup options are recommended:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Secondary Audio:
HDMI Audio:
SACD Output:
optical/coaxial output)
HDCD Decoding:
Coaxial Optical Output:
LPCM Rate Limit:
Off (or On if you need secondary audio)
Off
(any – SACD is not available through the
On (or Off if the receiver can decode HDCD)
Bitstream
48k (or higher if supported by the receiver)
Stereo Analog Audio to Receiver
If you primarily listen to stereo contents or your receiver only offers stereo audio connections, please use the
analog RCA-style cables to connect the FL (Front Left) and FR (Front Right) terminals of the player to your
receiver, as described in “Method 7” on page 17 of this guide. The following audio format options are
recommended:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Secondary Audio:
HDMI Audio:
SACD Output:
HDCD Decoding:
Coaxial Optical Output:
LPCM Rate Limit:
audio quality)
Off (or On if you need secondary audio)
Off
PCM or DSD (depending on your listening preference)
On
(any – not in use)
(any – set to 192k may help to get the best analog
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Audio Processing Setup
The “Audio Processing Setup” section of the Setup Menu system allows you to configure how the player will
process audio signals before sending them to the output.
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
Speaker Configuration
Video Setup
Crossover Frequency
80Hz
Audio Format Setup
Dynamic Range Control
Auto
Audio Processing
Device Setup
Network Setup
Exit
Configure speaker arrangement for the analog audio output
Exit
Speaker Configuration
In the Speaker Configuration menu you can configure speaker settings such as down-mix mode,
number of speakers, their distance, size and trim level. The Speaker Configuration menu shows an
illustration of the speaker placements to assist you on properly configuring the speaker parameters.
Upon entering this menu, the cursor is positioned on the front left speaker. You may use the
LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons to move the cursor. The RIGHT ARROW button moves the cursor in
clockwise sequence, and the LEFT ARROW button moves the cursor in counterclockwise sequence.
When the cursor is over the “Down Mix”, “Test Tone” or “Exit” options, you can also use the UP/DOWN
ARROW button to highlight these options.
Speaker Configuration
FL
Front Left Speaker
FR
C
SW
SR
SL
SBL
SBR
Size:
Large
Distance:
12ft
Trim:
0.0dB
Next Speaker
Exit
Test Tone
Test Tone : Off
Down Mix Mode: 7.1Ch
Configure the front left speaker
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Speaker Configuration applies to the multi-channel analog audio outputs only. All digital
bitstream and LPCM outputs are unaffected by these settings.
Down Mix Mode
Down mix is the process of converting multi-channel audio to a lesser number of channels. For
example, converting a 5.1ch source to stereo or converting a 7.1ch source to 5.1ch. Down mixing
allows the audio output from the player to match the exact number of speakers available in your home
theater.
The current down mix mode is displayed in the lower right corner of the speaker placement illustration.
To change the audio down mix setting, press the ENTER button while the cursor is over the “Down Mix”
option. The following down mix modes are available:
Speaker Configuration
FL
C
Down Mix
FR
SW
LT/RT
SR
SL
Stereo
SBL
SBR
5.1Ch
7.1Ch
Test Tone : Off
Down Mix Mode: 7.1Ch
Choose down mix mode
Exit
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LT/RT – Left Total/Right Total. The center and surround channels are mixed into the two front
channels according to the LT/RT matrix. A Dolby Pro Logic receiver will decode the twochannel audio into surround audio.
•
Stereo - This mode down-mixes multi-channel audio to 2-channel stereo output. For original
stereo content the output will not change. For original multi-channel content the surround and
center channels will be mixed with the left and right front channels. Recommended for use with
TV sets or stereo receiver/amplifiers.
•
5.1Ch – This mode enables 5.1ch decoded audio output. The number of actual output
channels depends on the disc. If the source content has more channels, the surround back
channels will be mixed into the surround channels.
•
7.1Ch – This mode enables 7.1ch decoded audio output. The number of actual output
channels depends on the disc. For 6.1ch contents, the left and right surround back speakers
will both output the same surround back audio channel.
Test Tone
Test tone is a special group of artificially-created sounds that are used to test your audio speaker system and
help to identify any wiring faults. By default the Test Tone is set to “Off”, with the status displayed in the lower
left corner of the screen.
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To begin the test, press the ARROW buttons to highlight the “Test Tone” option, press the Enter button to
change the test tone status to “On”. Then press ARROW buttons to select a speaker, you will hear the test
sounds. To stop the test process, press ARROW buttons to highlight the “Test Tone” option and press the
Enter button to switch the status back to “Off”. Please note these test tones only apply on multi-channel audio
outputs.
Speaker Settings
For each speaker in the home theater system, you can set its size, distance and trim level. To configure
a speaker, use the LEFT/RIGHT ARROW buttons to move the cursor to highlight the speaker and press
the ENTER button. The Speaker Settings menu on the right side of the screen will be activated. In the
Speaker Settings menu, use the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to select a parameter, and then press the
ENTER button to change it. To exit the Speaker Settings menu and return to the Speaker Configuration
illustration, press the LEFT ARROW button or select the “Exit” option. You can also move on to
configure the next speaker by selecting the “Next Speaker” option.
Speaker Configuration
FL
Front Left Speaker
FR
C
SW
SR
SL
SBL
SBR
Size:
Large
Distance:
12ft
Trim:
0.0dB
Next Speaker
Exit
Test Tone
Test Tone : Off
Down Mix Mode: 7.1Ch
Configure the front left speaker
Exit
The following speaker parameters can be configured:
1. Size: The speaker size parameter sets bass filtering control for the speakers. The options are:
•
Large – Bass frequencies are passed to the speakers. The bass frequency is set in the
“Crossover Frequency” option of the “Audio Processing” section of the Setup menu (see page
70 for details).
•
Small – Bass frequencies are not passed to the speakers to reduce possible distortion. If the
subwoofer is available, bass frequencies are redirected to the subwoofer.
•
On (for subwoofer only) – Specify that a subwoofer is available.
•
Off – Speaker for the corresponding position does not exist. Audio for the missing speaker is
redirected to other speakers or discarded if redirection is not possible.
NOTE
The front, surround and surround back speakers are configured as pairs. Changes to the size
of one speaker will automatically change the other speaker of the pair.
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2. Distance: The speaker distance parameters set delay control for the corresponding audio channel.
The delay is to compensate for the audio propagation time difference caused by the placement of
speakers.
Speaker distance compensation is not required if the A/V receiver has the capability to adjust
channel delay and compensate for speaker distance differences. However, if your receiver does
not have such functions (most receivers do not offer these functions for their multi-channel analog
input), you may adjust them through the player. Speaker distance delay is only applied if the player
is decoding multi-channel audio. If you use bitstream audio output to your A/V receiver, the
bitstream audio is not adjusted for speaker distance delay.
Since the delay is calculated based on the distance difference from each speaker to the listener’s
position, it is important to set the distance for the front speakers first and then the other
speakers. Any time you change the distance of the front speakers, the distance of the other
speakers will be automatically adjusted to maintain the same distance difference.
FL
FR
C
SW
2
Speaker Icons:
FL - Front Left
FR - Front Right
C - Center
SW - Subwoofer
SL - Surround Left
SR - Surround Right
SBL - Surround Back Left
SBR - Surround Back Right
Distances:
1
SL
1 - Listener to Front
2 - Listener to Center
3 - Listener to Surround Left
SR
3
SBL
SBR
For example, in the above diagram, measure the distance (in feet) from the primary listening
position to the Front Left or Front Right Speaker. Your Front Right and Left speakers should
measure the same distance. If they do not, please adjust them if possible. Enter the distance of the
Front Speakers (n in the above picture) into the “Speaker Configuration” menu.
Next, measure the distance (in feet) from center speaker (o) to the listening position. Move the
cursor to highlight the Center speaker in the Channel Delay setup page, and enter the distance (as
close as possible) in feet. Repeat for each speaker in the system (Center, Surround Left, Surround
Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Back Right and Subwoofer) as available. The player will insert
appropriate delay to the center, subwoofer and surround channels to make sure sound waves from
different speakers arrive at the listener at the same time.
Distance between the surround speakers and the listener must be shorter than or equal to that
between the front speakers and the listener.
If the channel delay settings cannot match your speaker configuration, please set all distances to
the same and use your receiver/amplifier to set the channel delay.
NOTE
The front, surround and surround back speakers are configured as pairs. Changes to the
distance of one speaker will automatically change the other speaker of the pair.
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Example Channel Delay Adjustment:
Supported Configuration
Unsupported Configuration
14ft
12ft
12ft
10ft
12ft
10ft
12ft
9ft
14ft
9ft
8ft
18ft
18ft
8ft
16ft
Settings:
Front Speakers – 12ft (3,6 m)
Center Speaker – 10ft (3 m)
Subwoofer – 10ft (3 m)
Surround Left – 9ft (2,7 m)
Surround Right – 9ft (2,7 m)
Surround Back Left – 8ft (2,4 m)
Surround Back Right – 8ft (2,4 m)
16ft
Settings:
Front Speakers – 12ft (3,6 m)
Center Speaker – 14ft (4,2 m)
Subwoofer – 14ft (4,2 m)
Surround Left – 16ft (4,8 m)
Surround Right – 16ft (4,8 m)
Surround Back Left – 18ft (5,5m)
Surround Back Right – 18ft (5,5m)
3. Trim Level: The speaker trim level parameters sets the volume of each individual channel.
Channel trim is generally not required since most A/V receivers have the capability to adjust
channel trim and compensate for speaker sensitivity differences. However, if your receiver does not
have such functions (many receivers do not support channel trim for their multi-channel analog
inputs), you may adjust channel trim through the player. For most accurate results, it is
recommended that you use test tones from a calibration disc, such as Digital Video Essentials HD
Basics, and a SPL (Sound Pressure Level) meter. The trim level can be set to +/- 10dB in 0.5dB
increments.
Other Audio Processing Settings
In addition to Speaker Configuration, Crossover Frequency and Dynamic Range Control are audio
processing settings that can be configured:
1. Crossover Frequency: To set the Bass Management kick-in frequency for all speakers. When the
speaker size is set to “Small” in “Speaker Configuration” (see page 68), bass information below this
frequency are not passed to the speakers to reduce possible distortion, and if the subwoofer is
available, bass information will be redirected to the subwoofer. The available options are:
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40Hz / 60Hz / 80Hz / 90Hz / 100Hz / 110Hz / 120Hz / 150Hz / 200Hz / 250Hz – These are
the available crossover frequencies. You can press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons and
the ENTER buttons to select it. This option applies to all speakers (center, front, surround,
and surround back speakers). By default the crossover frequency is 80Hz.
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2. Dynamic Range Control: To set the Dynamic Range Compression (DRC). DRC can smooth out
the sonic peaks and valleys common with wide-range digital audio. Enabling DRC may make low
level audio more audible during low-level listening. Turning off DRC restores the sonic energy
present in the original recording. The available options are:
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Auto – Play at the dynamic range specified by the disc. This option applies to Blu-ray
Discs only. For other disc types no dynamic range compression is applied.
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On – Turn on dynamic range compression.
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Off – Turn off dynamic range compression.
NOTE
The Dynamic Range Compression is applied on the analog audio output, it also works on the
digital audio output (HDMI, Coaxial and Optical) when the audio format is set to PCM.
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Device Setup
The “Device Setup” section of the Setup Menu system allows you to configure additional player options related
to the hardware and control functions. The menu items in this section are:
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
Firmware Information
Video Setup
Firmware Upgrade
Audio Format Setup
Firmware Notification
On
Audio Processing
Remote Control Code
Code 1
Device Setup
HDMI CEC
Off
Network Setup
Front Panel Display
Standard
Exit
Persistent Storage
View current firmware version and system information
Exit
1. Firmware Information: To display the currently installed firmware version.
2. Firmware Upgrade: To upgrade the player’s firmware. This operation is only available when the
playback is completely stopped or when there is no disc loaded.
The firmware is the system software that controls the features and functions of the player. Since
the Blu-ray Disc specifications are new and evolving, it is possible that a Blu-ray disc manufactured
after the player was manufactured uses certain new features of the Blu-ray Disc specifications. To
ensure the best possible viewing experience, the player may need a firmware update from time to
time. Please visit the ELECTROCOMPANIET Digital web site http://www.electrocompaniet.no to
check for firmware updates and instructions on installing the updates.
There are three ways to upgrade the player’s firmware. The options are:
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Via USB – You may download the firmware files from the ELECTROCOMPANIET Digital
web site to a USB drive and then use the USB drive to upgrade the player. Please follow
the instructions on the firmware download web page.
•
Via Disc – You may requests a firmware upgrade disc from ELECTROCOMPANIET Digital
or download a disc image from the ELECTROCOMPANIET Digital web site and burn an
upgrade disc. Please follow the instructions that come with the upgrade disc.
•
Via Network – If the player has a working Internet connection (see page 18 and 75), you
may upgrade the player directly over the Internet. Please follow the instructions on your TV
screen.
3. Firmware Notification: To set whether the player should automatically check if new firmware
versions are available on the Internet server and notify the user about new firmware. The options
are:
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On – Check for new firmware version automatically and notify the user about new firmware.
Requires a working network connection.
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Off – Do not check for new firmware version automatically.
4. Remote Control Code: The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 Blu-ray Disc Player can respond to
one of 4 sets of remote control codes. The default is “Code 1”. If you have other
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ELECTROCOMPANIET products placed close to the EMP 2, the other products may respond to the
EMP 2 remote control. In this case you can select a different remote code to avoid conflicts. The
available codes are:
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Code 1 – ELECTROCOMPANIET disc player remote code set 1. This is the default remote
code.
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Code 2 – ELECTROCOMPANIET disc player remote code set 2. Use this code if you have
other products placed close to the EMP 2.
•
Code 3 – ELECTROCOMPANIET disc player remote code set 3. Use this code if you have
other products placed close to the EMP 2.
•
Alt. Code – Alternative remote code. The alternative remote control code enables users to
program their universal remote controls that come with TV, projector or A/V receiver to
operate the ELECTROCOMPANIET player. If the universal remote control has a DVD
player control function, please program it with the code for TOSHIBA, PHILIPS,
MAGNAVOX, MARANTZ or ZENITH DVD players. Since each brand of remote control may
have several sets of codes, you may need to try several times using different codes to find a
working code.
If you have selected a new remote code, you must set the remote control handset to use the same code.
Please refer to the Changing the Remote Code section on page 9 of this manual for details. If you have
selected “Alt. Code”, the supplied handset will not operate the player, and you must use a universal
remote control with the properly configured code set.
5. HDMI CEC: To set HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) mode. CEC is an optional HDMI
feature that enables convenient remote control and automatic setup of consumer electronics over
the HDMI connection. The remote control function allows you to use a single remote handset to
operate multiple devices connected via HDMI. For example, you may use the TV remote to control
playback of the Blu-ray Disc player. The automatic setup function can automatically turn on the TV
and change to the proper input when you start playing a disc in the Blu-ray Disc player. It can also
turn off the player automatically when you turn off the TV. The implementation and compatibility of
this feature varies by device manufacturer. Each may only implement part of the features or add
their own proprietary functions. The manufacturer-specific implementation of the HDMI CEC
function is often given a proprietary name of “…Link” or “…Sync”. The ELECTROCOMPANIET
EMP 2 Blu-ray Disc Player provides three HDMI CEC function modes for each of its HDMI outputs:
•
HDMI 1 – HDMI CEC is enabled on HDMI 1 output. Use this mode if your other devices are
compatible with the player.
•
HDMI 1 (Limited) – HDMI CEC is enabled on HDMI 1 output, but the EMP 2 will only
respond to playback control commands. It will not respond or issue power on/off and input
selection commands. Use this mode if you do not want the automatic setup function to turn
on/off your devices.
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HDMI 2 – HDMI CEC is enabled on HDMI 2 output. Similar to HDMI 1.
•
HDMI 2 (Limited) – HDMI CEC is enabled on HDMI 2 output, but the EMP 2 will only
respond to playback control commands. Similar to HDMI 1 (Limited).
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Off (default) – HDMI CEC feature is turned off on both HDMI output terminals. The player
will not respond to HDMI CEC commands from other devices, nor will it setup other devices
automatically.
6. Front Panel Display: To control the display intensity of the front panel Vacuum Fluorescent Display
(VFD) information windows. If you feel that the display becomes a distraction to your enjoyment of
the video, this option allows you to dim it or turn it off. The available options are:
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Full - The VFD windows (both left and right sides) are at full brightness for all displays.
•
Standard (default) - The VFD windows are at full brightness. The right side window is
automatically turned off after 30 seconds, and resume momentarily if there is any user
operation.
•
Dim - The VFD windows are at reduced brightness. The right side window is automatically
turned off after 10 seconds, and resumes momentarily if there is any user operation.
•
Off – The VFD windows are turned off. In this mode the display will resume momentarily if
there is any user operation.
7. Persistent Storage: To manage the persistent storage for BD-Video contents. The persistent
storage is a data storage area that holds additional contents for BonusView and BD-Live features.
The data will be kept even if you turn off the player. The following persistent storage management
options are available:
•
Storage Device – To select which storage device should be used as the persistent storage.
The ELECTROCOMPANIET EMP 2 preserves about 1GB of internal flash memory that can be
used for persistent storage. There is also a USB port on the player that can accept a USB drive
to be used as the persistent storage. The choices are:
•
Internal Flash – Use the internal flash memory for persistent storage.
•
USB Drive – Use a USB drive for persistent storage. To meet the specification for BD-Live,
a USB flash drive of 1GB or larger is required. A USB hard drive is not recommended.
NOTE
The new storage device choice becomes effective only after the player is restarted. Please
make sure that you turn off the player and then turn it back on after changing the “Storage
Device” option.
•
Total Space – To display the total space of the persistent storage.
•
Available Space – To display the currently available space of the persistent storage. If the
available space becomes too low, some Blu-ray Discs may not play properly.
•
Erase BD-Video Data – To erase the BD-Video data from the persistent storage.
8. Netflix: To de-activate your Netflix account. The available options are:
•
Netflix ESN – To display the Netflix ESN (Electronic Serial Number) for your player.
•
De-activate Netflix – To de-activate the access to your Netflix account from your player. Once
de-activated, you have to go to the Home menu, enter the Netflix option and go through the
activation procedure again to be able to access Netflix from your player.
9. DivX® VOD DRM: To register or de-register your player for DivX® digital right management for
video on demand. A register or de-register code will be generated and shown.
10. Easy Setup: Choose this option to bring up the Easy Setup procedure (see details on page 22).
11. Reset Factory Defaults: To reset all settings to the factory default value. This operation also
removes any application activation and account information such as with Netflix. The remote
control code, parental control password and ratings will not be reset. This operation is only
available when the playback is completely stopped or when there is no disc loaded.
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Network Setup
The “Network Setup” section of the Setup Menu system allows you to configure the parameters for the
Internet connection of the player, test the connection and restrict BD-Live access. The menu items in this
section are:
Setup Menu
Playback Setup
Connection Information
Video Setup
BD-Live Network Access
Off
Audio Format Setup
My Network
On
Audio Processing
Internet Connection
Ethernet
Device Setup
Wireless Setting
Network Setup
IP Setting
Auto (DHCP)
Exit
Proxy Setting
Off
Display connection information
Exit
1. Connection Information: To display the current internet connection information, such as
connection type, IP address, Ethernet MAC, Wireless MAC, etc.
2. BD-Live Network Access: To restrict BD-Live content access. The available options are:
•
On – BD-Live access is permitted.
•
Limited – BD-Live access is permitted only for contents that have a valid content owner
certificate. Internet access is prohibited if the BD-Live contents do not have a certificate.
This option ensures that you are accessing only authentic content, although it may block
your access to smaller independent content providers.
•
Off (recommended) – BD-Live access is prohibited.
3. My Network: To set the My Network (in-home media sharing) client option. My Network option
enables the player to stream audio, video and photo from media servers within the home network.
The available options are:
•
On (default) – Enable the My Network client. A broadband internet connection is required
(see details on page 19), and the available media servers are listed inside the “My Network”
option of the Home menu (see details on page 43).
•
Off – Disable the My Network client. No media servers will be shown in “My Network”
option, and a warning message will pop up once you enter the “My Network” option.
4. Internet Connection: To select the internet connection type. The available options are:
•
Ethernet (default) – Connect to the internet through the Ethernet cable. Please refer to the
connection instructions on page 19. Choosing this will make the “Wireless Setting” option
gray and un-selectable.
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Wireless – Connect to the internet through the external wireless adaptor. Please refer to
the connection instructions on page Feil! Bokmerke er ikke definert.. Choosing
“Wireless” will start the wireless setting procedure, and also make the “Wireless
Setting” option in the next row selectable.
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Off – Internet access is prohibited. This will make all the remaining options in Network
Setup screen gray and un-selectable.
5. Wireless Setting – To start the wireless setting procedure. The wireless setting procedure can
be started either by selecting the “Wireless Setting” option, or by selecting “Wireless” in “Internet
Connection” option. The procedure is described as follows:
•
The player first searches for the last successful wireless settings. If they exist, a message
will pop up to remind you. The available options are:
Your previous wireless settings have been found
Do you want to use them or start with new settings?
Start New
Use Previous
•
Use Previous – To use the last successful wireless setting. A summary of the previous
wireless settings will pop up showing information like SSID (Service Set Identifier),
Security Mode and Security Key (in asterisk *).
SSID
Your-SSID
Security Mode
Your-Mode
Security Key
**********
OK
Then a connection test will be automatically performed and the test result is shown on
the screen.
•
Start New – To start a new wireless configuration. The EMP 2 supports three wireless
configuration methods and the available options are:
Wireless Setting
Scan
Manual
WPS
Scan for available wireless hot spots
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Scan – To scan for available wireless hotspot. The player automatically scans for
any available wireless hotspots nearby and the search results are listed in a
window. You can press the UP/DOWN ARROW buttons to highlight a hotspot then
press the ENTER button to select it. If this hotspot is secured, you need to input
the security key using the remote control. Then a connection test will be
automatically performed and the test result is shown on the screen.
—
Manual – To manually set the information for a wireless hotspot. You need to use
the remote control to input the SSID, select the Security Mode and input the
Security Key. Then a connection test will be automatically performed and the test
result is shown on the screen.
—
WPS – To start the Wi-Fi Protected Setup. EMP 2 supports the WPS standard to
provide an easy and secure establishment of a wireless home network. The
available options are:
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WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
PIN (Personal Identification Number)
PBC (Push Button Connection)
Please Enter the security PIN shown below into the software control panel of your
wireless router or access point, then click the “NEXT” button below
PIN code : Your-PIN
Previous
Refresh
Next
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PIN – To configure the WPS using a Personal Identification Number. EMP
2 will generate a PIN and you need to input it into the software control
panel of your wireless router or access point. Please follow the on-screen
instructions.
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PBC - To configure the WPS using Push Button Control. You need to push
a PBC button on your wireless router or access point to initiate the
wireless connection. Please follow the on-screen instructions.
NOTE
SSID is short for Service Set Identifier. It is an identifier for each wireless router or
access point, and is also referred as a network name.
WPS is short for Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). It is the latest standard for easy and
secure wireless home network configuration. It is also named Wi-Fi Simple Config.
To use WPS, a WPS compatible router or access point is required.
6. IP Setting: To determine how the player obtains its IP address. The available options are:
•
Auto (DHCP) - The player automatically obtains its IP address information using DHCP
(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). This is the default setting. In most cases,
automatic IP configuration can be used.
•
Manual – Manually enter the numeric IP address information. Set the IP configuration
manually only when the router has no DHCP server functions or when the router’s DHCP
server function is disabled. For more information on how to manually configure the Internet
connection and what values to use, please consult your broadband router/modem
instruction manuals or call your Internet service provider.
•
Internet Connection – Depending on your choice in “Internet Connection” option, this
can be “Wireless” or “Ethernet”.
•
IP Address: The Internet Protocol address of the player. When “IP Setting” is set to
“Auto (DHCP)”, the value displayed here is obtained using DHCP and cannot be
changed.
•
Subnet Mask: Each IP address has an associated subnet mask. It is used by the
player to decide whether to route network traffic through the router or directly to another
device on the same network. When “IP Setting” is set to “Auto (DHCP)”, the value
displayed here is obtained using DHCP and cannot be changed.
•
Gateway: The IP address of the router. It is also called “default gateway” or “default
router”. When “IP Setting” is set to “Auto (DHCP)”, the value displayed here is
obtained using DHCP and cannot be changed.
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DNS 1: The IP address of the first (primary) DNS (Domain Name System) server. DNS
is the mechanism to translate human-readable addresses (such as
www.electrocompaniet.com ) to numeric IP addresses. When “IP Setting” is set to
“Auto (DHCP)”, the value displayed here is obtained using DHCP and cannot be
changed.
•
DNS 2: The IP address of the second (secondary) DNS server. When “IP Setting” is
set to “Auto (DHCP)”, the value displayed here is obtained using DHCP and cannot be
changed.
7. Proxy Setting: To configure the proxy server settings. The proxy server works as an intermediary
for network communication between clients and other servers, which can provide benefits like
security, anonymity, speedup or circumventing regional restrictions.
•
•
On – To access the Internet via a proxy server.
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Proxy Host: To enter the proxy host name using the remote control.
•
Proxy Port: To enter the proxy host port number using the remote control.
Off (default) – Do not use a proxy server.
8. Connection Test: To test the Internet connection. It is recommended that you test the connection
when you initially connect the player to the Internet, or whenever changes to “Connection Method”,
“Wireless Setting”, “IP Setting” and other network parameters are made.
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Useful Notes
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In order to prolong the service life of your player, it is recommended to wait at least 30 seconds
before you turn it on again after switching it off.
Remove disc and turn power off after operation.
Some functions of the player may not be applicable to certain discs.
Some discs with special features may not be fully supported by the player. This is not a
malfunction of the unit.
In the case of player malfunction, please turn it off, wait for 30 seconds and turn it back on. If
the problem still exists, please follow the troubleshooting instructions or contact an
ELECTROCOMPANIET service center.
Troubleshooting
Use this chart to resolve general operational problems. If there are any problems that you cannot
resolve, please contact your ELECTROCOMPANIET service center.
Symptom
Possible Cause
Solution
No sound
Audio cable is not properly
connected
Mute is activated
Volume is too low
SACD is played and the audio
connection is coaxial or optical
digital audio
Check audio cable, and then reconnect if necessary.
DVD-Audio is played and the
audio connection is coaxial or
optical digital audio
No picture
No color
Video cable is not properly
connected
TV input is not correctly
selected
“Pure Audio” mode engaged
Video output format is not
support by the TV
Video system is not supported
by the TV
Video system is not supported
by the TV
Saturation set too low
Loose or damaged component
video cables
Incorrect video output port
Incorrect color
Incorrect color space setting
Incorrect component video
cable connection
Press the MUTE button to cancel the mute.
Press the VOL + button to increase the volume to 100.
This is not supported due to copyright restrictions of
SACD. Please use the analog or HDMI audio output.
Alternatively, you may set SACD Priority to CD mode
and the player will play the CD layer.
This is not supported due to copyright restrictions of
DVD-Audio. Please use the analog or HDMI audio
output. Alternatively, you may switch to the DVDVideo playback mode.
Check video cable; reconnect if necessary.
Reference
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30
30
16, 50
16, 50
10 - 11
Select the input to which the player is connected.
Press the PURE button to cancel this mode.
Select a proper output resolution that is supported by
your TV.
When playback is completely stopped, press and hold
the P/N button or set the correct TV System in the
Setup Menu.
When playback is completely stopped, press and hold
the P/N button or set the correct TV System in the
Setup Menu.
Check the saturation setting on TV and player.
If using component output, check that the three cables
are all properly plugged in and not damaged. Make
sure the color of the plugs match the jacks on both
ends.
If using composite video output, check that the cable is
not incorrectly plugged into a component video jack.
If using HDMI for video output, check the color space
setting on the TV and player.
If using component video output, check the three
component video cables to make sure the signals
match on both ends
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Picture rolling or
split picture
Video system is not supported
by the TV
“No Disc” or
“Unknown Disc”
error
No disc or incompatible disc
loaded in player
Dirty disc recording surface
Disc not properly loaded
Remote control
failure
Temporary
function failure
Some Setup
Menu items are
grayed out
Condensation on the Laser
pick-up head
Remote control is out of range
Low battery
Incorrect remote control code
Scratched or damaged disc is
used
Some functions are not
available during playback
Interference from other devices
Some setup options cannot be
changed while a disc is playing.
Some setup options may be
mutually exclusive with other
setup options.
When playback is completely stopped, press and hold
the P/N button or set the correct TV System in the
Setup Menu.
Eject disc and check.
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Eject the disc and clean any dirt or fingerprints.
Eject disc and make sure the label side is facing up
and the record side is facing down.
Turn on the player, eject the disc and leave the player
on for about an hour.
Use the remote control within the effective range.
Replace the batteries.
Open the disc tray. Aim the remote at the player. Press
and hold the ENTER button on the remote for 5
seconds to set the remote code.
Replace the disc.
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Stop playback completely, then try again.
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then relocate or replace the offending device
Fully stop playback, eject the disc and try the Setup
Menu again.
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Specifications
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Disc Types*
BD Profile
Internal Storage
Output
Video
Characteristics
Audio
Characteristics**
General
Specification
Operating
Temperature
Operating
Humidity
BD-Video, Blu-ray 3D, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD,
Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, DVD±R DL, BD-R/RE
BD-ROM Version 2.4 Profile 5 for 3D (also compatible with Profile 1 Version 1.0
and 1.1)
2GB (Approximately 1GB available for BD-Live persistent storage. Actual storage
varies due to system usage)
Analog Audio: 7.1ch or 5.1ch, stereo
Digital Audio: Coaxial, Optical
HDMI Audio: Stereo, up to 7.1ch high-resolution PCM, up to 5.1ch DSD,
bitstream or LPCM conversion of Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD,
DTS, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Analog Video: Composite, Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr, 480i/480p,
720p/1080i available for non-restricted content only)
Digital Video: HDMI with HDCP (NTSC: 480i/480p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24,
PAL 576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p/1080p24)
Composite Video Amplitude: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω)
Component Video: Y: 1.0Vp-p (75Ω), Pb/Pr: 0.7Vp-p (75Ω)
Frequency: 20Hz – 20kHz (±0.3dB), 20Hz – 96kHz (±2.0dB)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >110dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: < 0.002% (1kHz at 0dBFS, 20kHz LPF)
Power Supply: ~ 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz AC
Power Consumption: 35W (0.5W Standby)
Dimensions: 466mm x 316mm x 93mm, 18.3 x 12.4 x 3.6 inches
Mass: 10 kg / 22 lbs
5°C - 35°C
41°F - 95°F
15% - 75%
No condensation
* Compatibility with user-encoded contents or user-created discs is on a best effort basis with no guarantee
due to the variation of media, software and techniques used.
**Nominal specification.
User Manual Updates Online
An updated version of the User Manual may be available online at the ELECTROCOMPANIET Digital
web site (www.electrocompaniet.no). To read or download the latest online User Manual, Click on the
EMP 2 product, and open its “Downloads” tab.
Occasional updates are needed to reflect new features added to the player since the User Manual was
printed. As future firmware updates brings in new features and functions, the online version of the User
Manual will be updated accordingly.
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R E F E R E N C E S
Language Code List
Code
6565
6566
6570
6577
6582
6583
6588
6590
6665
6669
6671
6672
6678
6679
6682
6765
6779
6783
6789
6865
6869
6890
6976
6978
6979
6983
6984
6985
7065
7073
7074
7079
7082
7089
7165
7168
7176
7178
7185
7265
7273
7282
Language Name
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bengali, Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fi jian
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Code
7285
7289
7365
7378
7383
7384
7387
7465
7473
7487
7565
7575
7576
7577
7578
7579
7583
7585
7589
7665
7678
7679
7684
7686
7771
7773
7775
7776
7778
7779
7782
7783
7784
7789
7865
7869
7876
7879
7982
8065
8076
8083
Language Name
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
Laothian
Lithuanian
Latvian,Lettish
Malagasy
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Oriya
Panjabi
Polish
Pashto, Pushto
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Code
8084
8185
8277
8279
8285
8365
8368
8372
8373
8375
8376
8377
8378
8379
8381
8382
8385
8386
8387
8465
8469
8471
8472
8473
8475
8476
8479
8482
8484
8487
8575
8582
8590
8673
8679
8779
8872
8979
9072
9085
Language Name
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Romanian
Russian
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Serbo-Croatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Tonga
Turkish
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapuk
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
If service is needed
Your dealer will have all relevant information regarding the service centre in your area and will ensure
that your unit is serviced with minimum delay. If, for some reason, there are no service facilities
available in your country, please ship the unit to the following address:
ELECTROCOMPANIET AS
BREIVIKVEIEN 7
4120 TAU
NORWAY
E-mail: sales@electrocompaniet.no
Web: www.electrocompaniet.no
Service department: service@electrocompaniet.no
The end-user is responsible for all shipping charges, insurance, and re-importation and duty charges.
When shipping a product to the factory for service, always include the following:
1. A sales slip or other proof of purchase if repair is claimed under warranty.
2. A proforma invoice with value of goods, stating that the amplifier is being returned to Norway for
repair.
3. An accompanying letter describing faults, symptoms, or problems with the unit.
4. Always ship the unit in its original carton and packaging material to prevent damage in transit.
Electrocompaniet will not cover damages incurred in transit.
If you require further information concerning the operation of the unit or if you have any questions
related to service, please do not hesitate to contact your dealer or national distributor.
Thank you for choosing ELECTROCOMPANIET. Your satisfaction is our highest priority.
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Firmware Upgrade Instructions:
Warning: Although firmware upgrade is an easy and usually trouble-free process, it is important to
ensure that the power supply to the player is stable, and the upgrade process is not interrupted. A failed
firmware upgrade can render the player unusable.
There are three ways to upgrade the firmware. If your player has an Internet connection, the easiest
way to upgrade the firmware is the "Via Network" method. If you have a USB thumb drive, you may
choose the "Via USB" method. You can also use the "Via Disc" method by preparing a firmware
upgrade CD yourself or requesting a firmware CD from Electrocompaniet customer service
Firmware Upgrade via the Internet
1. Turn on your TV display and the EMP 2 player. Eject the disc tray from the EMP 2
player and remove any disc. Make sure that the player and the player is not playing any
content.
2. Press the SETUP button on the remote control to enter the setup menu. Select Device
Setup, Firmware Upgrade, and then Via Network.
3. The player will start searching for the new firmware from an Electrocompaniet firmware
server. Please follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware upgrade
process. Use the remote control to respond to on-screen prompts. Do not use the front
panel buttons because the front panel buttons will stop working during the upgrade
process.
4. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TURN OFF THE PLAYER, UNPLUG THE POWER, OR
PRESS ANY BUTTONS OTHER THAN NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE
ON-SCREEN PROMPT DURING THE REMAINING UPGRADE PROCESS.
5. In order to complete the firmware upgrade process, the player will turn off automatically.
6. Turn on the player again after the firmware upgrade process is completed. Repeat from
Step 2 above until the player reports that it already has the latest version. This will
ensure that the player downloads and installs all parts of the firmware update.
7. Check the new firmware version by going to the setup menu, and then selecting Device
Setup - Firmware Information.
8. Congratulations! You have just completed the firmware upgrade.
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