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Meridian 586 DVD Player
Sales and service in the UK
Meridian Audio Ltd
Stonehill
Stukeley Meadows
Sales and service in the USA
Cambs
PE18 6ED
Meridian America Inc
England
3800 Camp Creek Parkway
Building 2400
Suite 122
Tel (01480) 52144
Atlanta
Digital Gramophone and Wireless Ltd
GA 30331
Stonehill
Fax (01480) 459934
Stukeley Meadows
World Wide Web
http://www.meridian-audio.com
Tel (404) 344 7111
Cambs
Fax (404) 346 7111
PE18 6ED
England
Part no: 586US/2
Copyright © 1997 Digital Gramophone and Wireless Ltd.
Dolby, Dolby Digital, Pro Logic, AC-3, and the double-D symbol
Preface
are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
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Designed and
manufactured in the UK by
Boothroyd|Stuart Meridian, Meridian, and Meridian Digital Theatre
are registered trademarks of Meridian Audio Ltd.
and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless
otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that
This guide was produced by Human-Computer Interface Ltd,
is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
Cambridge, England.
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation
Contents
Introduction
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Introduces the 586 DVD Player, and
provides an overview of the other products
available in the Meridian 500 Series.
Using the DVD player
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The Meridian 500 Series ........................ 2
Provides step-by-step instructions on how
Sample configurations ........................... 3
to operate the DVD player, using either the
Specification and accessories ............... 6
front panel or the DVD remote.
Advanced features
DVD remote ........................................... 8
Describes the more advanced features of
Front panel ............................................. 10
the DVD player.
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Playing a disc ......................................... 11
Locating a specific title, chapter,
Selecting options from a menu .............. 20
or track ................................................... 13
Fast and slow-motion play .................... 21
Stopping, pausing, and resuming
Playing repeatedly ................................. 23
play ........................................................ 15
Programming a selection ....................... 24
Disc information ..................................... 16
Selecting a playback audio setting ........ 26
Displaying subtitles ................................ 27
Selecting the camera angle and
Setting the parental lock ........................ 29
Language codes .................................... 32
Preface
zooming the picture ............................... 28
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Setting default options 33
Explains how to set up the default options
using the DVD player’s Setup Menu.
Configuring the DVD
player
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Setting default options ........................... 34
Selecting the audio settings .................. 36
Explains how to configure the DVD player
Selecting the function settings .............. 39
to suit the other equipment in your system.
Selecting the display settings ................ 42
Setting up the DVD
player
53
Choosing standard settings ................... 48
Configuring the 586 DVD Player ............ 49
Describes how to unpack and install the
DVD player, and gives information about
cleaning and servicing your DVD player.
Unpacking .............................................. 54
Back panel ............................................. 55
Connecting video ................................... 57
Connecting audio ................................... 58
Connecting to other Meridian
Preface
equipment .............................................. 60
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Troubleshooting ..................................... 61
Maintenance .......................................... 64
Service and guarantee ........................... 65
Index ...................................................... 67
Introduction
A single DVD video disc can contain a whole motion picture, complete
with multi-channel sound and many other features such as subtitles and
related information. The picture quality is close to that of the film’s original
format, and it does not suffer from the degradations of quality experienced
with analogue storage. The DVD format also supports a range of audio
formats, including recordings with multi-channel sound or at higher
resolutions or sampling rates than can be provided on conventional CD.
The Meridian 586 DVD Player allows you to take advantage of the whole
range of video and audio releases available in this versatile new format. It
uses the proven Meridian drawer-loading system to combine the
convenience of tray loading with the extremely important performance
benefits of top loading. In addition, the high-quality circuitry and
de-jittering technology result in the highest audio and video quality
achievable with DVD.
This user guide explains how to operate the DVD player, to enable you to
get the best results from your video and music discs.
The Meridian 500 Series
The Meridian 500 Series is a unique system of digital, analogue,
500 Series communications
and video components designed to meet the demand for
absolute quality, ease of use, and lasting value.
The Meridian 500 Series includes a sophisticated
communications link to ensure that any configuration of units will
The flexibility of the Meridian 500 Series is such that you can
work together as a fully integrated system.
assemble a system as simple or as complex as you need, which
is perfectly suited to your musical and environmental
The 500 Series communications system allows you to control
requirements and is able to be added to or changed at a later
any combination of units using a single remote, and ensures that
date should your requirements alter.
your commands from the remote are interpreted correctly. The
communications system also allows you to extend your hi-fi
Each Meridian 500 Series component is housed in a matching
system into two or three rooms, with the ability to control the
slim line case. Front panel controls provide access to the most
sources in one room from the controller in another room.
important functions, and the full range of functions is available
from the appropriate remote control using a simple and intuitive
Professional features
control interface.
The 500 Series also includes features for professional users,
including RS232 computer control and balanced connections.
Introduction
The following pages give examples of four suggested
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configurations to illustrate the flexibility of the Meridian 500
Series.
Sample configurations
Stereo music/video system
A500
Meridian Analogue Theatre
A500
M60
M60C
M60
Television
Television
586
502
541
586
556
555
The 586 DVD Player is also ideal for use with the Meridian 541
output, normally encoded in Dolby Surround, to allow direct
Surround Controller to decode movie soundtracks to the
connection to an analogue pre-amplifier such as the 502
loudspeakers in a multi-channel surround system.
Analogue Controller.
In addition to playing DVD discs, the 586 includes a second lens
to enable it to play audio CDs (although not recordable CDs). By
Introduction
The 586 DVD Player provides a two-channel analogue audio
careful design Meridian have achieved a sound quality with audio
CDs which approaches that of their dedicated CD players.
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Meridian Digital Theatre™
DSP5000
DSP5000
DSP5000
DSP5000
DSP5000C
Television
586
Introduction
565
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The Meridian 586 DVD Player provides a digital audio output,
The Meridian 565 Digital Surround Processor can decode Dolby
making it ideal for use with the 565 Digital Surround Processor
Digital (AC-3), MPEG Surround, DTS Audio, and Dolby Surround
as the heart of a Meridian Digital Theatre system.
soundtracks.
Multimedia system
DSP6000 DSP6000
504
Satellite
508
Video recorder
586
Television
562V
565
as the 508 Compact Disc Transport and DVD sound from the
It also includes video switching for CVBS and S-Video signals
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586 DVD Player.
such as from the 586 DVD Player, a satellite receiver, or video
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The Meridian 562V Multimedia Controller is the ideal control unit
In addition it provides Precision Delta Sigma analogue to digital
for use as the heart of a versatile multimedia system, giving
conversion, for conventional analogue sources such as the 504
flexible control of video, digital audio, and analogue audio
Stereo FM Tuner and video or television sound.
sources. It provides direct digital inputs for digital sources, such
recorder.
Specification and accessories
Specification
Video outputs
Composite video.
S-Video.
Less than -93dBFS.
Noise
Less than -93dBFS.
Communications
Two 5 pin 240° DIN sockets.
Mechanism
Dual-lens pickup with red laser.
Consumption
20VA.
Formats
DVD, CD.
Conversion
20-bit Delta Sigma.
Display
12-character dot-matrix display for
title, chapter, track, or time.
Finish
Black textured enamel and glass.
Dimensions
88mm x 321mm x 332mm
Introduction
(3.46" x 12.64" x 13.07").
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Component (Y, Pr, Pb).
THD
Weight
6.4kg (14lbs).
Audio outputs
2-channel Dolby Surround, with
on-board decoding from Dolby Digital
(AC-3). Low-jitter digital output for
connection to an external decoder
(44.1kHz, 48kHz). AC-3 and PCM
supported.
Available accessories
The following accessories are available from your dealer:
❍ Power cord Europe.
❍ Power cord Canada and USA.
The Meridian System Remote provides access to the basic
facilities of the 586 DVD Player, including those available from
the front panel controls. In addition, it allows you to control any
other 500 Series units in your system.
If you have problems purchasing these items, you can order
them direct from Meridian Audio Limited, who can also supply a
range of cables suitable for connecting the 586 DVD Player to
other equipment.
Using the DVD player
This chapter provides a summary of the functions of the DVD player in
order to identify the controls which you will use to operate the unit.
It also describes the basic aspects of using the DVD player to play DVD
video discs and audio CDs.
Unless otherwise specified, each function is available from the front panel
or the DVD remote. In addition, if you have the Meridian System Remote
you can use this to operate all the basic functions of the DVD player.
DVD remote
1 OPEN/CLOSE
Opens or closes the drawer.
2 SUBTITLE ON/OFF
Turns subtitles on or off.
3 SETUP
Displays the Setup Menu.
4 TITLE
Displays the Title Menu.
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7 SKIP ”
Skips to the previous chapter/track.
8 REV ¯
Selects fast reverse play.
9 PLAY >
Plays and unpauses a disc.
10 PAUSE/STEP
Pauses a disc and steps a frame
at a time.
12 DISPLAY
Displays on-screen information.
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3
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13 MENU
Displays the disc menu.
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14 < > A V
Let you highlight options on menus.
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15 ENTER
Selects a highlighted menu option.
5 RETURN
Exits from a menu.
6 ANGLE
Changes the viewing angle.
11 POWER
Switches to standby.
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17
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18
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9
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16 SUBTITLE
Changes the subtitle language.
17 AUDIO
Changes the soundtrack.
18 SKIP ’
Skips to the next chapter/track.
19 FWD ˘
Selects fast forward play.
20 LAST PLAY
Continues playing from stop.
21 STOP *
Stops a disc playing.
22 ZOOM
Enlarges a portion of the picture.
23 DIMMER
No action.
24 REPEAT
Selects a repeat play mode.
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DIMMER
ZOOM
3D
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27 SLOW
Selects slow-motion play.
28 3D
No action.
29 A-B RPT
Repeats a selection.
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25 MEMORY
Allows you to programme a
selection.
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30 CLEAR
Clears a special play mode.
31 T
Enters a title number.
26 Number keys
Allows you to select a title, chapter,
or track by number.
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BOOTHROYD STUART
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Front panel
1 Open
Opens and closes the disc
drawer.
2 > (Play)
Display
Plays a selected chapter/
track.
3 * (Stop)
Stops the disc.
BOOTHROYD STUART
1-017
DVD
586
Open
DVD Player
>
*
=
Display
[
]
Off
4 = (Pause)
Pauses the disc.
5 Display
Selects the information
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displayed.
Drawer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
6 [ (Previous)
Selects the previous
chapter/track.
7 ] (Next)
Selects the next chapter/
track.
8 Off
Switches to standby.
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Playing a disc
During normal use the DVD player should be left in the standby
● Place your disc, label side up, over the hub, as shown below.
state. This uses a negligible amount of electricity, but ensures
that the components of the DVD player operate at maximum
IMPORTANT: Ensure that the disc is correctly seated on the
efficiency from the moment you start playing a disc.
disc spindle before closing the drawer.
If you are not going to use the DVD player for a period of several
● Press Open (OPEN/CLOSE) again or > (PLAY) to close the
days you should switch the unit completely off, at the back
drawer.
panel, and disconnect it from the AC power supply.
Most DVD videos start playing automatically when you close the
To switch on from standby
drawer.
● Press Open (OPEN/CLOSE) or * (STOP).
Some DVD videos are double-sided, and need to be turned over
● Switch on any other equipment connected to the CD player
during play.
which is not part of the Meridian 500 Series.
ready for use.
To insert a disc
● Press Open (front panel) or OPEN/CLOSE (remote) to open
the drawer.
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The display will flash for a few seconds. The DVD player is then
IMPORTANT: Never touch the lenses which are accessible
when the drawer is open.
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To play the disc
To switch to standby
● Press > (front panel) or PLAY (remote).
● Press Off (front panel) or POWER (remote).
The display will show the title and chapter, or track number:
.
The display will show:
1-017
For example, on chapter 17 of title 1:
If you have other Meridian 500 Series equipment connected to
the DVD player, these units will also switch to standby.
To restart the current chapter or track
If a disc is currently playing, switching to standby will stop the
● Press [ (front panel) or SKIP ” (remote).
disc, and the disc can safely be left in the unit.
To move to the next chapter or track
Note that if the 586 DVD Player is part of a Meridian system, and
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you select another source (such as the radio), the DVD player
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● Press ] (front panel) or SKIP ’ (remote).
switches to a low-power mode.
. .
The display shows:
Locating a specific title, chapter, or track
Normally, DVD video discs are divided into one or more titles,
and the titles are subdivided into chapters. Audio CDs are
To play starting from a particular
chapter or track
divided into tracks.
● Press ] or [ (front panel) or SKIP ’ or ” (remote) to step
The DVD player allows you to play an entire disc, or start playing
through the track numbers until the display shows the track
from any chapter or track number. While a disc is playing you
you want to play:
can go back to the start of the chapter or track or skip to the
1-023
start of the next chapter or track.
For example, to play chapter 23:
You can also enter a specific title, chapter, or track number to
After a short delay the chapter or track you have selected will
locate the appropriate title or chapter/track directly.
start to play.
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To locate a title or chapter/track by
number
To locate a specific location within a
title
● Press T (remote) or • (Meridian System Remote) to highlight
● Press T (remote) twice until the TIME display appears:
the title or track number, and enter the number you want:
● Enter the time using the number buttons:
● If you also want to specify a chapter number press V (remote)
or • (Meridian System Remote) to highlight the chapter
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number, and enter the number of the chapter you want:
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● Press > (PLAY).
The DVD player starts playing from the location you specified.
● Press > (PLAY).
The DVD player starts playing from the title and chapter
numbers, or track number, you specified.
Stopping, pausing, and resuming play
You can stop or pause a disc, and then resume play at the same
To step forward frame by frame
position.
If you are playing a DVD video disc you can step forward, frame
To stop play
by frame, while it is paused:
● Press * (STOP).
● Press = (front panel) or PAUSE/STEP (remote).
The display will return to chapter
--
1-001
To continue after pausing
or track 1:
● Press > (PLAY).
To resume after stopping
● Press LAST PLAY (remote only).
Provided you have not opened the disc tray the disc will resume
To pause play
● Press = (front panel) or PAUSE/STEP (remote).
The display shows the title and
chapter, or track:
Pause
1-027
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playing slightly before the position where you stopped playback.
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Disc information
You can display information about a disc on the front panel or
To display disc information on screen
on-screen display.
● Press DISPLAY (remote).
To change the front panel display
For a DVD video disc this shows the following information:
● Press Display (front panel or Meridian System Remote).
Each time you press Display, the display will step between the
following options:
Status
Current
title
Time
remaining
of current
title*
Current
chapter
Display
Example
Title and chapter numbers (DVD video
1-037
disc) or track number (audio CD).
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Chapter or track number and
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001
Playback
mode*
Time
remaining
of current
chapter*
0:01:37
elapsed time.
Blank.
Elapsed time of
current title*
*Shown only when a disc is playing.
To display information about DVD
video disc features
For an audio CD this shows the following information:
Status
● Press DISPLAY (remote) twice while a DVD disc is playing.
Current
track
Time
remaining
of current
track*
Playback
mode*
In addition to the status and timing information this shows the
following information about DVD features:
Time
remaining
on disc*
Current
audio
setting
Elapsed time of
current track*
Current
angle
setting
To turn off the on-screen display
● Press DISPLAY (remote) again.
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* Shown only when a disc is playing.
Current
subtitle
setting
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Advanced features
This chapter describes the more advanced features of the 586 DVD
Player. These features are not essential if you simply want to enjoy DVD
video discs or audio CDs, but they allow you to take full advantage of the
range of options available with the DVD format.
Note that many of the advanced features depend on the content of the
particular DVD disc you are playing.
The advanced features described in this chapter are only available using
the DVD remote.
Selecting options from a menu
Many DVD video discs provide additional sections of video or
To select a title using the Title Menu
special options, which you can select from an on-screen menu.
● Press TITLE to display the Title Menu on the screen.
Some DVD video discs which contain several titles also provide
a Title Menu, from which you can select one of the titles.
To select an option from the disc menu
● Press MENU to display the disc menu on the screen.
Advanced features
A typical disc menu looks like this:
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● Press A, V, <, or > to highlight an option, and press ENTER
to select it.
● Press A, V, <, or > to highlight a title, and press ENTER to
select it.
The DVD player starts playback from chapter 1 of the title you
selected.
Fast and slow-motion play
You can play back DVD video discs faster than normal, at
between twice and 30 times normal speed, or in slow motion, at
To play DVD video discs faster than
normal
between half and one-sixteenth of normal speed.
● Press FWD or REV during playback.
You can also play back audio CDs faster than normal.
Each time you press the key the speed switches between twice,
Note that the sound is muted when playing back DVD video
eight times, and 30 times normal speed, as shown by the on-
discs faster or slower than normal.
screen display:
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To play DVD video discs in slow
motion
To play audio CDs faster than normal
● Press FWD or REV during playback.
● Press SLOW during playback.
Each time you press the key the speed alternates between two
The speed switches between Qw , Qi , and q! y normal speed, as
speeds, FF1 and FF2 (or FR1 and FR2):
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shown by the on-screen display:
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To resume normal speed
● Press > (PLAY).
Playing repeatedly
You can play back a specified title, chapter, track, or section of
To repeat a specific section of a disc
a disc repeatedly.
● Press A-B RPT at the beginning of the section you want to
To repeat a title, chapter, or track
● Select the title, chapter, or track you want to repeat.
● Press REPEAT to switch between the alternative repeat
modes.
play back repeatedly.
● Press A-B RPT again at the end of the section.
The DVD player automatically returns to the start of the section
and plays it back repeatedly.
The current repeat mode is displayed on the on-screen display:
To cancel the repeat press A-B RPT a third time.
To resume normal playback
● Press CLEAR.
It can be one of the following options:
Description
Chapter/track repeat
Repeats the same chapter (DVD video
disc) or track (audio CD).
Title/all repeat
Repeats the same DVD video disc title
or the entire audio CD.
Repeat off
Resumes normal playback.
Advanced features
Option
Any repeat mode you have selected will be cancelled.
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Programming a selection
The DVD player’s memory function lets you program a selection
To program a selection
of titles and chapters (DVD video discs) or tracks (audio CDs),
and play them back in any order. Note that some DVD video
discs do not support this function.
● With a disc inserted and stopped press MEMORY to display
the MEMORY menu:
You program a selection on a DVD video disc by specifying the
title and chapter number of each chapter you want to play.
Alternatively, you can leave the chapter number blank to play all
the chapters in a title.
You program a selection on an audio CD by specifying the track
number of each track you want to play.
Advanced features
● Press < to highlight the first title number, shown as T--, and
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enter the title number of the first item you want to play.
● Press > to highlight the chapter number, shown as C--, and
enter the chapter number, or leave the chapter number blank
to play all the chapters in the specified title.
You do not need to enter the title number if it is the same as the
previous selection.
● Press ENTER to enter the selection.
● Repeat this procedure for the other selections you want to
program.
You can program up to 30 items.
To change the selection you have
programmed
● Press A or V to highlight the item you want to change.
● Edit the item by pressing T and the number keys, or press
CLEAR to remove the item from the list.
To play the selection you have
programmed
showing the selection you have programmed.
● Press > (PLAY).
Advanced features
● If necessary, press MEMORY to display the MEMORY menu
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Selecting a playback audio setting
You can select one of the audio soundtracks from those
To select the audio setting
included on a DVD video disc during playback. The audio setting
shows the following information:
● Press AUDIO.
Information
Examples
The first time you press AUDIO the currently-selected audio
Soundtrack number
1, 2.
Soundtrack language
ENG, FRE, GER.
Recording system
AC-3, PCM, DTS.
Number of channels
2CH, 6CH.
setting is displayed:
● Press AUDIO to cycle between the available soundtracks.
For a full list of the language codes see Language codes,
page 32.
The audio setting is displayed for three seconds, or until you
Advanced features
press CLEAR.
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Displaying subtitles
Many DVD video discs include subtitles in up to 32 different
To display subtitles
languages. While you are playing a disc you can turn the
subtitles on or off, and select the subtitle language from those
● Press SUBTITLE ON/OFF.
provided on the DVD video disc.
The on-screen displays shows the current subtitle setting:
To select a subtitle language
● Press SUBTITLE during playback.
The on-screen display shows the current subtitle setting:
This gives the number of the subtitle option, the language code,
codes see Language codes, page 32.
● Press SUBTITLE to switch between the alternative subtitle
languages.
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and whether the subtitles are on or off. For a full list of language
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Selecting the camera angle and zooming the picture
Some DVD video discs include scenes recorded from up to nine
To turn off the angle number indicator
different camera angles, and you can select the camera angle
while you are playing the disc.
● Press CLEAR.
You can choose to display an icon on the on-screen display to
To zoom the picture
indicate when a scene contains multiple camera angles:
● Press ZOOM during playback or slow motion.
The DVD player magnifies the central portion of the screen.
● Press <, >, A, or V to move the magnified area.
For more information see To display the angle icon, page 44.
To change the camera angle
● Press CLEAR to revert to magnifying the central part of the
screen.
● Press ZOOM again to turn off the zoom feature.
Advanced features
● Press ANGLE, A, or V, while viewing a scene with multiple
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camera angles.
Each time you press ANGLE, A, or V, the next camera angle is
selected.
Alternatively you can select a specific camera angle directly by
pressing one of the number keys 1 to 9.
Setting the parental lock
Some DVD video discs are provided with a parental lock
● Enter a four-digit security code, and press ENTER.
function to allow you to lock out playback of scenes whose
content exceeds a specified rating.
The PARENTAL LOCK menu appears:
To set the parental lock
● Press SET UP while the disc is stopped.
The SET UP MENU is displayed on the on-screen display.
● Press 9 twice.
The PRESET SECURITY CODE menu appears:
● Press < or > to select ON, and then press ENTER.
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The COUNTRY menu appears:
The following menu appears:
● Press < or > to select the country whose standards were
● Press A or V to select the parental lock level, then press
used to rate the DVD video disc, then press ENTER.
ENTER to return to the SET UP MENU.
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DVD video discs rated higher than the level you select will not be
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playable unless you cancel the parental lock.
Level 3 is equivalent to the USA movie rating PG.
● Press SET UP to exit from the SET UP MENU.
To change the parental lock setting
To change the four-digit security code
● Press SET UP while the disc is stopped.
● Display the ENTER SECURITY CODE menu as described in
the previous section.
The SET UP MENU is displayed on the on-screen display.
● Press 9 twice.
● Press the STOP button four times to clear the existing
security code.
● Enter a new four-digit security code, then press ENTER.
The ENTER SECURITY CODE menu appears:
● Proceed as described in To set the parental lock, page 29.
To cancel the parental lock function
● In the PARENTAL LOCK menu select the OFF option, then
press ENTER.
● Proceed as described in To set the parental lock, page 29.
Advanced features
● Enter your four-digit security code, and press ENTER.
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Language codes
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The following table gives the abbreviation used for each language in the 586 menus.
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Abbreviation
Language
Abbreviation
Language
Abbreviation
Language
Abbreviation
Language
--CHI
DUT
ENG
FRE
GER
ITA
JPN
KOR
MAY
SPA
AA
AB
AF
AM
AR
AS
AY
AZ
BA
BE
BG
BH
BI
BN
BO
BR
CA
CO
CS
CY
DA
DZ
EL
EO
No alternate language
Chinese
Dutch
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Malay
Spanish
Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Amharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Belorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bislama
Bengali, Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
Bhutani
Greek
Esperanto
ET
EU
FA
FI
FJ
FO
FY
GA
GD
GL
GN
GU
HA
HI
HR
HU
HY
IA
IE
IK
IN
IS
IW
JI
JW
KA
KK
KL
KM
KN
KS
KU
KY
LA
LN
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
Frisian
Irish
Scottish Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Interlingue
Inupiak
Indonesian
Icelandic
Hebrew
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
LO
LT
LV
MG
MI
MK
ML
MN
MO
MR
MT
MY
NA
NE
NO
OC
OM
OR
PA
PL
PS
PT
QU
RM
RN
RO
RU
RW
SA
SD
SG
SH
SI
SK
SL
Laotian
Lithuanian
Latvian, Lettish
Malagasy
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Norwegian
Occitan
(Afan) Oromo
Oriya
Panjabi
Polish
Pashto, Pushto
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Kirundi
Rumanian
Russian
Kinyarwanda
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Sango
Serbo-Croatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
SM
SN
SO
SQ
SR
SS
ST
SU
SV
SW
TA
TE
TG
TH
TI
TK
TL
TN
TO
TR
TS
TT
TW
UK
UR
UZ
VI
VO
WO
XH
YO
ZU
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Siswati
Sesotho
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Setswana
Tongan
Turkish
Tsonga
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Zulu
Setting default options
The DVD format allows disc manufacturers to provide a wide range of
options on DVD video discs, and the 586 DVD Player allows you to choose
between these options while a disc is playing.
Which of these features is available depends on the DVD video disc you
are playing. For information about changing these options refer to the
chapter Advanced features, page 19.
For convenience the 586 DVD Player allows you to set a default choice for
most of these options, so that when you first insert a disc it starts playing
with your preferred settings. This chapter explains how to set up the
default options using the DVD player’s SET UP MENU.
The options described in this chapter are only available using the DVD
remote.
Setting default options
The default options are divided into the following three menus of
To display the SET UP MENU
settings:
● If necessary switch on the DVD player and press STOP if a
Menu
Description
AUDIO SETTING
The audio language and sound format.
FUNCTION
The video and operational settings.
DISPLAY
The display settings, and menu and
subtitle languages.
You choose the menu of settings you want from the main SET
Setting default options
UP MENU.
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disc is currently playing.
● Press SET UP.
The main SET UP MENU will be displayed:
To select a set up menu
To change a setting
● Press A or V to display the set up menu you want.
● Press A or V to highlight the setting you want to change.
As you display each menu, the settings available on that menu
are shown:
● Press ENTER to select the setting.
A second display then shows all the options available for the
setting you have selected, and allows you to choose one as the
default.
For more information about changing individual settings refer to
the following sections in this chapter.
To return to the previous menu
To exit from the set up menus
● Press SET UP.
● Press ENTER to select the menu.
Setting default options
● Press RETURN.
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Selecting the audio settings
The AUDIO SETTING menu lets you select the preferred
soundtrack language and audio format, and choose dynamic
● Highlight AUDIO in the AUDIO SETTING menu, and press
ENTER.
range control and vocal karaoke options:
Setting default options
The AUDIO menu is displayed:
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To select the default soundtrack
language
● Press <, >, A, or V to highlight the default soundtrack
language you want to use.
Most DVD video discs include a selection of soundtrack
languages. English is usually the default soundtrack language,
but you can use the SET UP MENU to set a different default
language if you prefer.
Some DVD video discs also include a description of the actions
on screen (descriptive service) for visually impaired users.
● If you want the descriptive service press AUDIO to set the
DESCRIPTIVE SERVICE option to ON.
● Press ENTER to return to the AUDIO SETTING menu.
To select the audio output format
To select dynamic range control
● Highlight AUDIO OUT SEL. in the AUDIO SETTING menu, and
The DVD player’s on-board AC-3 decoder provides dynamic
press ENTER.
range control, which is a feature available with Dolby Digital
(AC-3) discs that makes quiet sounds easier to hear. It is ideal
The AUDIO OUT SEL menu is displayed:
for low-level listening, such as late at night.
● Highlight D RANGE CONTROL in the AUDIO SETTING menu,
and press ENTER.
The D RANGE CONTROL menu is displayed:
ENTER.
Choose AC-3 if you are connecting the 586 DVD Player to an
external digital surround processor.
● Press < or > to turn dynamic range control on or off, and
Choose PCM to use the 586 on-board AC-3 decoder to provide
two channel PCM audio on the digital and analogue outputs,
suitable for feeding to a preamplifier or DSP loudspeakers.
press ENTER.
Setting default options
● Press < or > to highlight the format you want, and press
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Note that this feature is only available if you have chosen PCM in
the AUDIO OUT SEL. menu. If you are using the DVD player with
a 565 or 861 digital surround processor, these provide an
equivalent function.
To select vocal karaoke
This option allows you to turn on or off the vocal track of DVD
KARAOKE discs.
● Highlight VOCAL KARAOKE in the AUDIO SETTING menu,
and press ENTER.
Setting default options
The VOCAL KARAOKE menu is displayed:
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● Press < or > to turn the vocal track on or off, and press
ENTER.
Selecting the function settings
The FUNCTION menu lets you change the video and operational
To select the black level
settings of the 586 DVD Player:
● Highlight BLACK LEVEL in the FUNCTION menu, and press
ENTER.
The BLACK LEVEL menu is displayed:
Note that the REMOTE CONFIRM option has no effect in the
586 DVD Player.
black level, or ENHANCED, to give an expanded black level.
If you are using the COMPOSITE or S video outputs of the DVD
player select the NORMAL option.
If you are using the COMPONENT video outputs select the
option that corresponds to the combination of your display.
Setting default options
● Press < or > to choose between NORMAL, to give a standard
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To select title stop
To select the video output format
If title stop is selected the DVD player stops after playing each
This option determines which of the S-Video or COMPONENT
title.
video outputs is active.
● Highlight TITLE STOP in the FUNCTION menu, and press
● Highlight VIDEO OUT SEL. in the FUNCTION menu, and press
Setting default options
ENTER.
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ENTER.
The TITLE STOP menu is displayed:
The VIDEO OUT SEL. menu is displayed:
● Press < or > to turn title stop on or off, and press ENTER.
● Press < or > to highlight S or COLOR STREAM
(COMPONENT video), and press ENTER.
Note that if you change this option while using the S-Video or
To select the on-screen display
COMPONENT video outputs the on-screen display will be lost.
In this case connect the COMPOSITE video output, which is
This option allows you to turn on or off the on-screen displays
active irrespective of this setting, or use the Video toggle
shown during operation, such as PLAY and PAUSE.
configuration option; see To change the video output format,
page 49.
● Highlight OSD in the FUNCTION menu, and press ENTER.
The OSD menu is displayed:
press ENTER.
Setting default options
● Press the < or > to turn the on-screen displays on or off, and
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Selecting the display settings
The DISPLAY menu lets you change the language for screen
displays, the default picture format, the angle icon, and the
To select the language for screen
displays
default language for subtitles and disc menus.
The 586 DVD Player allows you to display the SET UP MENU
and on-screen displays in English, French, or Spanish.
● Highlight SCREEN DISPLAYS in the DISPLAY menu and
press ENTER.
Setting default options
The SCREEN DISPLAYS menu is displayed:
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● Use A or V to highlight the language you want to use, and
press ENTER.
The screen displays will change to the language you have
selected.
To set the default picture format
● Press < or > to select the format of your TV, and press
ENTER (remote).
Some DVD video discs allow you to choose between the 4:3
(normal television) or 16:9 (widescreen) picture formats.
If you selected 4:3 NORMAL an additional DISPLAY MODE
menu appears:
If you have a standard 4:3 television you also have the choice of
displaying widescreen pictures cropped to fill your television
screen (pan-scan), or with black bars above and below the
picture (letterbox).
● Highlight TV SHAPE in the DISPLAY menu, and press ENTER.
The TV SHAPE menu is displayed:
widescreen videos, and press ENTER.
Note that the pan-scan feature is not available on some discs, in
which case letterbox format will be used.
Setting default options
● Press < or > to select the display mode you want to use for
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To display the angle icon
To set the default subtitle language
Some DVD video discs contain movies recorded from up to 9
DVD video discs can include subtitles in up to 32 different
alternative angles, and while the disc is playing you can choose
languages.
which angle to watch from.
Some DVD video discs also include special subtitles for hearing
You can choose to have an angle icon displayed on the screen
impaired users (extended features), describing the sounds in the
to show if a scene has been recorded from multiple angles.
soundtrack.
● Highlight ANGLE ICON in the DISPLAY menu, and press
The 586 DVD Player allows you to select whether subtitles are
ENTER.
displayed by default, and specify the preferred language if it is
available on the disc.
The ANGLE ICON menu is displayed:
Setting default options
● Highlight SUBTITLE in the DISPLAY menu, and press ENTER.
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● Press < or > to turn the angle icon ON or OFF, and press
ENTER.
The SUBTITLE menu is displayed:
To set the default disc menu language
Many DVD video discs include a disc menu to allow you to
select different sections of the disc or to display other
information provided on the disc.
If the disc menu is provided on a disc in alternative languages
you can select the default language.
● Highlight DISC MENU in the DISPLAY menu, and press
ENTER.
● Press <, >, A, or V to highlight the language you want to
The DISC MENU is displayed:
use, or NO SUBTITLES if you do not want to display subtitles.
Setting default options
● If you want extended features press SUBTITLE to turn
EXTENDED FEATURES to ON.
● Press ENTER to set the default subtitle options you have
chosen.
● Press <, >, A, or V to highlight the default disc menu
language you want to choose, and press ENTER.
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Setting default options
Configuring the DVD
player
Many advanced aspects of the 586 DVD Player can be configured to alter
the way it operates with the other Meridian equipment in your system.
These settings are initially set to standard values, which are suitable for
most situations, and this chapter describes how to restore the standard
settings.
It then gives details of the more advanced settings and explains how to
change them.
Choosing standard settings
The DVD player provides a standard setting, called Type 1,
To restore the standard settings
which configures the 586 into the most commonly needed
configuration.
Choosing Type 1 overrides any other configuration you may
have performed, and so can be used to reset the configuration
of the unit.
● Switch off the 586, using the power switch on the back panel.
● Switch off any power amplifiers that are connected to the 586
and put any digital speakers to standby.
● Switch on the power again while holding down the Off key on
the front panel.
Type 1
After a short delay the display will show:
● Wait for one second, and then switch off the 586 using the
Configuring the DVD player
power switch on the back panel.
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● Switch on again to use the 586 with the standard setting.
Configuring the 586 DVD Player
To configure specific options
To change the video output format
● Switch off the 586, using the power switch on the back panel.
You can change the active video output using the Video toggle
● Switch on the power again while holding down the display key
on the front panel.
Config
The display will show:
configuration option, enabling you to use the on-screen menus if
you do not have the Composite video output connected.
This changes the active video output between S-Video and
COMPONENT video.
● Press Display until the display shows the current value of the
option you want to change.
Fan Auto
For example:
When you have configured all the settings you want to change:
● Switch off the 586, using the power switch on the back panel.
Video toggle
The display will show:
Configuring the DVD player
● Press [ or ] to set the value you want.
● While in Config mode press Off.
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To change the fan setting
To configure another source to control
the DVD player
● Press Display until the display shows the current fan setting.
By default the DVD player is selected by the DVD source, or the
Fan Auto
For example:
DVD key on the Meridian System Remote (labelled TEXT on
earlier systems).
● Press [ or ] until the display shows the setting you want.
If you want to use another source, such as CD, to control the
DVD player:
Fan Off
● Press the corresponding source key on the Meridian System
For example:
Remote.
Configuring the DVD player
The following fan settings are provided:
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The display shows the source you have selected.
Setting
Description
Fan Auto
The fan switches on when a disc is
● Press [ or ] until the -C option is selected.
playing.
CD -C
Fan Off
The fan is off; only recommended in
cool environments.
Fan Always
The fan is permanently on;
recommended if the 586 is used with
limited ventilation, such as in a cabinet.
For example:
To set other configuration options
The other configuration options are generally set to an
appropriate value when you reset the 586 to one of the standard
settings, and you should not normally need to alter them; see
Choosing standard settings, page 48.
These options are summarised in the following table for
advanced use:
Option
Controller mode
Initial value
Auto Setup
Sys.Addr. =1
System address (1–8)
Prod.Addr.=1
Product address (1–8)
Start source (CD, RD, LP, TV,
T1, T2, Cr, Cb, DV, V1, V2, Ld)
S.S.
DV
Configuring the DVD player
(Auto Setup, Controller, or Not Con.)
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Configuring the DVD player
Setting up the DVD
player
This chapter explains how to install the DVD player. It describes what you
should find when you unpack the DVD player, how you should connect it to
your other audio equipment, and the siting constraints.
Before you begin installation, you should ensure that your DVD player is
the correct voltage for your local AC supply. If it is not, do not try to install
the DVD player, and contact your dealer.
You should not make any connections to the DVD player or to any other
component in your system whilst the AC power supply is connected and
switched on.
Unpacking
The 586 DVD Player comes in a box containing the following
keep all power cables and network leads away from signal
components:
cables, including audio, antenna, and loudspeaker cables.
❍ Meridian 586 DVD Player.
Radio interference
❍ DVD remote.
❍ Meridian comms lead.
FCC Warning: This equipment generates and can radiate radio
❍ Power cord.
frequency energy and if not installed and used correctly in
❍ This manual.
accordance with our instructions may cause interference to
radio communications or radio and television reception. It has
If any of these items are missing please contact your dealer. We
been type-tested and complies with the limits set out in Subpart
suggest that you retain the packing in case you need to
J, Part 15 of FCC rules for a Class B computing device. These
transport the unit.
limits are intended to provide reasonable protection against
Setting up the DVD player
such interference in home installations.
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To position the DVD player
EEC: This product has been designed to comply with the limits
Do not place the DVD player:
❍ In direct sunlight.
❍ Near heat sources, such as a radiator.
❍ Directly on top of heat producing equipment, such as a power
amplifier.
In common with all CD and DVD players, the 586 DVD Player
emits some radio-frequency signals. You should therefore try to
set out in EN55013 and EN55020C.
Back panel
S-Video Composite
Component
Analogue
output video output video outputs outputs
L
ANALOGUE OUT
S-Video
Composite
VIDEO
DIGITAL OUT
Y
Pr
Pb
COMPONENT
RS232
Digital
output
RS232
connection
OFF
ON
R
COMMS
Comms
Video connections
provide flexibility in connecting it to other equipment.
Use this output
To connect to this
COMPONENT
A monitor or projection television with
Y, Pr, Pb
component video inputs.
S-Video
A monitor or television with an S-Video
If your other equipment provides component video outputs, use
input, or a Meridian 562V Multimedia
these to produce the highest possible video quality.
Controller.
The video connections should be made using suitable video
cables, which are available from your dealer.
Composite
A television or monitor with a
composite video input, or the
composite video input on a Meridian
562V or 501V.
Setting up the DVD player
The DVD player provides three alternative video outputs to
Power
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Audio connections
The analogue connections should be made using high-quality
screened cable, taking care to connect the left and right
The following table gives details of the two alternative audio
channels correctly.
outputs:
Communications connections
Use this output
To connect to this
DIGITAL OUT
A surround processor such as the
Meridian 565 Digital Surround
Processor, a digital preamplifier such
as the Meridian 562V, or Meridian DSP
loudspeakers.
ANALOGUE OUT
The following table gives details of the communications
connections:
Use this connection
To connect to this
COMMS
Other Meridian 500 series
equipment, or Meridian DSP
A television, analogue preamplifier
loudspeakers.
Setting up the DVD player
such as the Meridian 502, or an
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analogue surround processor such as
the Meridian 541 Surround Controller.
RS232 connection
For future expansion, to allow
the 586 to be interfaced to a
computer. Contact your dealer
The digital connections should be made with high quality 75Ω
screened cable. Suitable cables are available from Meridian. We
do not recommend using audio cables which do not have
adequate shielding or the correct impedance, or cables intended
for UHF applications, as these do not provide adequate
shielding in the 1–30MHz region.
for more information.
Connecting video
Connecting using component video
Television
586 DVD Player
Connecting using S-Video
● Connect the S-Video output to a corresponding input on a
television, monitor, or video control unit, using a suitable
COMPONENT
VIDEO
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Video lead
S-Video cable.
The S-Video output is recommended if your other equipment
provides a choice of both S-Video and composite inputs.
If your television, monitor, or projection system includes
component video inputs, these will give the highest possible
quality from DVD videos.
● Connect the component outputs from the 586 DVD Player to
● Leave the VIDEO OUT SEL. menu option set to S; see To
select the video output format, page 40.
Connecting using composite video
● Connect the Composite video output to a corresponding input
● Set the VIDEO OUT SEL. menu option to COLOR STREAM;
see To select the video output format, page 40, or To change
on a television, monitor, or video control unit using a suitable
cable.
the video output format, page 49.
The Composite video output is always active, irrespective of the
VIDEO OUT SEL. setting.
Setting up the DVD player
the COMPONENT video inputs, using suitable video cables.
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Connecting audio
To connect to a Meridian 565 Digital
Surround Processor
586 DVD Player
565 Digital Surround Processor
DIGITAL
IN
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
Digital lead
● Connect the DIGITAL OUT on the 586 to the DIGITAL IN on
the 565.
● Set the AUDIO OUT SEL. menu option to AC-3; see To select
Setting up the DVD player
the audio output format, page 37.
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To connect to the Meridian 541
Surround Controller
586 DVD Player
541 Surround Controller
ANALOGUE
OUTPUT
LD
Phono lead
● Connect the ANALOGUE OUT connections from the 586 DVD
Player to a suitable pair of audio inputs on the 541 Surround
Controller, such as the CD or LD inputs.
● Leave the AUDIO OUT SEL. menu option set to PCM; see To
select the audio output format, page 37.
To connect to Meridian DSP
loudspeakers
586 DVD Player
DIGITAL
OUTPUT COMMS
M5 lead
DSP5000 – Main R (slave)
DSP5000 – Main L (master)
DIGITAL INPUTS DIGITAL
COMMS
OUTPUT OUTPUT INPUT
2
1
DIGITAL INPUTS DIGITAL
COMMS
OUTPUT OUTPUT INPUT
2
1
S5 lead
DIGITAL INPUT 1 on the master DSP loudspeaker.
● Connect the DIGITAL and COMMS output from the left DSP
loudspeaker to the DIGITAL and COMMS INPUTS on the
slave DSP loudspeaker, using an M5 lead.
● Leave the AUDIO OUT SEL. menu option set to PCM; see To
select the audio output format, page 37.
Setting up the DVD player
● Connect the DIGITAL OUT from the 586 DVD Player to
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Connecting to other Meridian equipment
To connect to other Meridian 500
Series equipment
One unit will then be designated
● Connect one of the COMMS sockets on the back panel of the
This is the unit that will respond to the remote.
Controller
as the controller, and display:
DVD player to one of the COMMS sockets on another 500
Series unit, using the 500 comms lead provided with the 586
All the other units will be configured
DVD Player.
as non-controllers, and display:
The sequence in which you connect the units is not important.
586 DVD Player
COMMS
500 Series unit
COMMS
Not Con.
Your system is now set up and ready for use.
● If for any reason the automatic setup does not give the
configuration you want, restore the default operation by
selecting one of the standard types; see Choosing standard
Setting up the DVD player
settings, page 48.
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Then configure the units with the following automatic setup
Note: Do not, under any circumstances, connect any equipment
procedure:
other than Meridian 500, 600, or 200 Series to the socket
marked COMMS on the back of the DVD player.
● Switch all the units to standby.
● Press CLEAR (remote).
Auto Setup
Each unit will display:
Troubleshooting
This section describes problems you may encounter when using
the DVD player, and includes suggested solutions.
If these suggestions fail to cure the problem, please contact
your Meridian dealer for further assistance.
No lights are displayed when
switching on
❍ Check that your AC power supply is connected correctly.
❍ Check that the ON/OFF switch on the back panel is in the ON
position.
disc for signs of dirt or damage.
❍ If you are using the DVD player with a preamplifier or active
loudspeakers check that the AUDIO OUT SEL. menu option is
set to PCM; see To select the audio output format, page 37.
There is interference on the radio and/
or television when the DVD player is
switched on
Before following the steps below, ensure all units are switched
off first.
If this equipment does cause or suffer from interference to/from
radio or television reception then the following measures should
❍ Check that your preamplifier is switched on, and the volume is
be tried:
at an appropriate level.
❍ Check that the DVD player is connected correctly to the other
components of your system; see Setting up the DVD player,
page 53.
❍ Check that the correct source has been selected on your
preamplifier.
❍ Check that the display does not show Pause.
❍ Reorient the receiving aerial (or antenna) or route the antenna
cable of the receiver as far as possible from the 586 DVD
Player and its cabling.
❍ Ensure that the receiver uses well-screened antenna cable.
❍ Relocate the receiver with respect to the DVD player.
❍ Connect the receiver and this product to different AC outlets.
Setting up the DVD player
There is no sound when playing a disc
❍ Try playing another disc. If this disc works, check the problem
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There are clicks when starting to play
a disc
The on-screen display shows PLEASE
CHECK DISC when attempting to play
a disc
❍ If you are using a source other than DVD to control the DVD
player, check that it is configured as -C in Config. This
ensures that the Meridian preamplifier or control unit mutes
the sound when a disc is not playing.
❍ If you are using a non-Meridian preamplifier the clicks are
unavoidable.
❍ Check that the disc is positioned correctly in the drawer; see
To insert a disc, page 11.
❍ If it is a single-sided disc check that the label is uppermost.
❍ Check that it is not a recordable CD.
❍ Try playing another disc. If this disc works, check the problem
For more information see To configure another source to control
Setting up the DVD player
the DVD player, page 50.
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There is no video output
Only one of the S-Video or COMPONENT video outputs is active
at any time, depending on the option selected in the VIDEO OUT
SEL. menu; see To select the video output format, page 40.
To change the menu option connect the COMPOSITE video
output, which is active irrespective of this setting, or use the
Video toggle configuration option; see To change the video
output format, page 49.
disc for signs of dirt or damage.
The on-screen display shows DISC
PLAYBACK UNAUTHORIZED
A hand symbol is displayed on the onscreen display
This screen is displayed if you attempt to play a DVD video disc
This indicates that the function you have selected is not
encoded for a region that is not supported by your DVD player:
available on the disc you are playing.
Setting up the DVD player
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Maintenance
Cleaning
reconnect the plugs at least once a year. A proprietary contact
cleaner can be used to some advantage.
When cleaning the DVD player bear in mind that the front of the
DVD player is plastic, and the display panel and lid are glass.
The electrical digital output should be treated in a similar way.
Disconnect the power cord before cleaning the unit.
To change the mains fuse
Fuse
Spare
Note: Do not use abrasive cleaners on any part of the DVD
player.
To clean the case, display panel, and
keypad
Setting up the DVD player
● Use a slightly damp cloth.
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Ensure that no water is allowed to get inside the case, and do
not reconnect the power until you are certain that the DVD
player is completely dry.
To clean the audio and video
connections
The audio and video sockets on the back of the DVD player are
gold-plated and need no cleaning if gold-plated phono plugs are
used. Otherwise, it is recommended that you unplug and
● Remove the mains connector, and pull out the drawer next to
the power input to access the fuses.
Before replacing a blown fuse, it is best to ascertain the cause of
the failure.
The fuse drawer includes a spare fuse. This should be replaced
by a fuse of the same rating.
Service and guarantee
Service
Guarantee
The Meridian 500 Series of hi-fi components have been carefully
The 586 DVD Player is guaranteed against defects in material
designed to give years of untroubled service. There are no user-
and workmanship for 2 years from the date of purchase.
serviceable parts inside the case, nor do the units require any
form of maintenance.
The guarantee is void if the 586 DVD Player has been subject to
misuse, accident, or negligence, or has been tampered with or
In the unlikely event that your DVD player fails to function
modified in any way without the written authorisation of Meridian
correctly, it should be returned, in its original packaging, to your
Audio Limited. Note that connecting anything other than the
Meridian dealer.
correct network lead to the COMMS sockets may cause
damage to the 586 DVD Player which will not be covered by this
In case of difficulty within the UK or USA please contact the
guarantee. Attempted servicing by unauthorised people may
appropriate sales and service address shown on page ii.
also invalidate this guarantee. Labour and carriage charges are
not covered unless by local agreement.
agent for the territory. A list of Meridian agents outside the UK is
Outside the UK, local warranty liability is restricted to equipment
available from Meridian Audio.
purchased within the territory. Our agents outside the UK are
only under contractual obligation to service under-guarantee
No responsibility can be accepted for the DVD player whilst in
equipment sold through them. They are entitled to make a non-
transit to the factory or an agent, and customers are therefore
refundable charge for any service carried out on other
advised to insure the unit.
equipment.
When seeking service under guarantee, proof of the date of
This guarantee does not limit your statutory rights within the
purchase will be required.
United Kingdom.
Setting up the DVD player
In case of difficulty outside the UK or USA, contact the importing
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66
Setting up the DVD player
Index
A
B
A-B RPT (remote) 23
AC-3 option
37
Back panel 55
Config options
BLACK LEVEL option
39
Controller mode 51
Accessories 6
Product address 51
C
Advanced features 19
Camera angle
28
Start source 51
ANALOGUE OUT 56
displaying icon 44
System address 51
ANGLE (remote) 28
selecting 28
Configuring the DVD player 47, 49
Changing the display 16
Connecting
Chapters
audio 58
Angle icon, displaying
ANGLE ICON option
AUDIO (remote)
Audio CDs
44
44
playing from
26
repeating
13
programming a selection
AUDIO menu
13
24
56, 58
to Meridian 500 Series
23
equipment 60
selecting by number
on-screen display 17
Audio connections
13
14
Choosing standard settings
video 57
48
audio 56
the audio and video connections
36
AUDIO OUT SEL. option
37
the case
64
video 55
COLOR STREAM option 40
AC-3
37
COMMS connection
37
Communications connections
Continuing after pausing 15
56
Controller mode Config option 51
56
Audio setting
COMPONENT outputs 55
displaying
Component video, connecting 57
26
communications 56
64
audio output formats 37
PCM
Connections
Cleaning
Controller, setting 60
D
D RANGE CONTROL option 37
Components 54
Default options, setting 33
AUDIO SETTING menu 34, 36
Composite output 55
DESCRIPTIVE SERVICE option 36
Automatic setup
Config mode
DIGITAL OUT 56
60
49
Disc information 16
Disc menu 20
Index
selecting 26
67
DISC MENU option 45
FUNCTION menu
DISC PLAYBACK UNAUTHORIZED
Fuse, replacing
display 63
DISPLAY (remote)
508 Compact Disc Transport 5
G
16, 17
Guarantee
65
562V Multimedia Controller 5
11
565 Digital Surround Processor 4
I
Inserting a disc
Installing
34, 42
Displaying disc information
11
communications 2
54
Meridian 500 Series operation,
Introduction 1
DISPLAY MODE menu 43
setting
16
Language
disc menu
13, 20
connecting to 58
45
Meridian 565 Digital Surround
camera angle 28
screen displays
on-screen display 16
subtitles 44
Meridian Analogue Theatre 3
LAST PLAY (remote) 15
Meridian Digital Theatre™ 4
late-night listening 37
Meridian DSP loudspeakers,
programming a selection
24
Dynamic range control 37
42
Processor, connecting to 58
Letterbox format 43
E
ENTER (remote)
track
45
Index
Meridian System Remote 6, 7, 14
13
Moving to the next chapter or
Low-power mode
68
connecting to 59
Locating a specific title, chapter, or
35
EXTENDED FEATURES option
F
60
Meridian 541 Surround Controller,
L
DVD remote 8
DVD video discs
504 Stereo FM Tuner 5
16
Display function 16, 17
DISPLAY menu
502 Analogue Controller 3
64
FWD (remote) 21
Display (front panel)
Display, flashing
Meridian 500 Series 2
34, 39
12
track 12
Fast play 21
M
Flashing display 11
Front panel controls
10
Front panel display 16
blanking 16
Multimedia system 5
Maintenance
64
MEMORY (remote)
MENU (remote)
20
24
N
NO SUBTITLES option 45
NORMAL option 43
O
Off (front panel) 12
On-screen display
Programming a selection
24
16, 17
turning on or off 41
Security code 29
R
Radio interference
54
changing 31
Open (front panel) 11
REMOTE CONFIRM option 39
clearing 31
OPEN/CLOSE (remote) 11
Remote control 8
Selecting a title or chapter/track by
OSD option 41
REPEAT (remote)
23
number 14
Repeating
P
SCREEN DISPLAYS menu 42
Pan-scan
43
Selecting titles or options from a
a specific section of a disc
23
Parental lock
a title, chapter, or track
cancelling
Restarting the current chapter or
31
changing setting 31
setting
track
29
REV (remote)
Pausing play
RS232 connection
21
displaying 34
SET UP menus
56
AUDIO SETTING 34, 36
DISPLAY
43
Playing 12
a selection
15
37
Picture format
SET UP (remote) 34, 35
SET UP MENU 33
Resuming after stopping
15
menu 20
Service 65
12
PAUSE/STEP (remote) 15
PCM option
23
25
S
34, 42
S option
40
FUNCTION 34, 39
S output
55
Setting up the DVD player 53
S-Video
SKIP (remote) 12
changing 49
Slow-motion play 21
from a particular chapter or track 13
connecting
Soundtracks
in slow motion 22
Sample configurations 3
extended features 44
PLEASE CHECK DISC display 62
Meridian Analogue Theatre 3
language 36
Positioning
Meridian Digital Theatre™ 4
selecting 26
POWER (remote) 12
multimedia system 5
Specification 6
Product address Config option 51
stereo music/video system 3
54
57
Index
faster than normal 21
69
Standard settings
choosing
48
48
Standby mode
TV SHAPE option 43
Subtitles (continued)
displaying current setting
11
27
Switching on from standby
Start source Config option
51
U
11
System address Config option
Unpacking 54
Using the DVD player 7
51
Stepping forward frame by
frame
T
15
Video connections 55, 57
VIDEO OUT SEL. option 40
Title Menu
STOP (remote)
TITLE STOP option 40
Video output formats
Titles
COMPONENT 40
11
15
20
13
repeating
SUBTITLE ON/OFF (remote) 27
selecting by number
SUBTITLE option 44
selecting from the Title Menu
Subtitles
Tracks
default language
playing from
displaying
27
44
36
repeating
40, 49
S-Video 40
SUBTITLE (remote) 27
descriptive service
Index
V
20
Stereo music/video system 3
Stopping play
70
TITLE (remote)
23
VOCAL KARAOKE option 38
14
20
W
13
13
23
Troubleshooting
61
Widescreen format 43