HOME THEATER SYSTEM
with DVD/AUDIO CD PLAYER
DOLBY DIGITAL DECODER
and AM/FM DIGITAL TUNING RECEIVER
OWNER’S MANUAL
AV101
Visit our web site at www.emersonradio.com
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Welcome...…
Warning
And thank you for purchasing this Emerson Audio/Video
Home Theater System. This state of the art system
includes everything you need to experience movie
theater quality digital video and audio in the comfort of
your own living room. The only thing you need to add is
your own TV. We have designed this system to be easy
to set up, and even easier to use. But please, review
this manual before you operate your system; have it
handy while you are setting the system up; and keep it
available for future reference, or in the unlikely event
that you encounter any unexpected problems. We have
tried to keep this manual as simple as possible. It
begins with a description of the important controls on
the main unit and the remote. It then explains how to
connect the speakers, your TV, and optional external
sources to the main unit, how to position the speakers
for the most natural surround sound, and then how to
operate the DVD/CD player and the AM/FM Stereo
Receiver. If you follow the instructions carefully you can
have the system up and operating in less than an hour.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel only.
The AC cord must only be changed at
qualified service facility.
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All of the optional system settings have been preset at
our factory for correct operation of the system in North
America. All you have to do is insert a disc, sit back, and
enjoy a great home theater experience.
Eventually you may want to change some of the optional
settings. A description of all the optional settings, and
instructions for changing them, is found in the second
half of the manual.
This system was designed to provide you with many years
of reliable operation with a minimum of care and
maintenance. Every component in your system was in
perfect working condition when it left our factory. If you
experience any problems with the set up or operation of
this system please review the Trouble Shooting Guide at
the end of this manual before you contact your dealer or
the Emerson Customer Service Department.
Thanks again from all of us at Emerson Radio Consumer
Products Corp.
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This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER
product.
The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT MARKING is located
on the rear panel.
This product contains a low power laser device. To
ensure continued safety, do not remove any cover or
attempt to gain access to the inside of the product.
Refer all servicing to qualified personnel only.
This product incorporates copyright protection
technology that is protected by method claims of certain
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned
by Macrovision Corporation 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.
Caution
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel only.
The following marking is printed on the rear panel.
The serial number of your system can be found on a
label on the back panel of the main unit, and also on
the display carton. Please record the serial number in
the space below. You may need to refer to this number
if your system ever needs to be serviced.
Model No.: AV101
Serial No.:
This symbol is intended to alert the user of
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the applicance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
Before using the unit, be sure to read all operating instructions carefully. Please note that these are general
precautions and may not pertain to your unit. For example, this unit may not have the capability to be connected
to an outdoor antenna.
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READ INSTRUCTIONS
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
RETAIN INSTRUCTIONS
The safety and operating instruction should be retained for future reference.
HEED WARNINGS
All warning on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
CLEANING
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not liquid cleaners or awrosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
ATTACHMENTS
Do not use attachments not recommended by the product’s manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
WATER AND MOISTURE
Do not use this product near water- for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool.
ACCESSORIES
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may
fall, causing serious injury and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer or sold with the product. Any
mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a
mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force,
and uneven surface may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.
VENTILATION
Slots and openings in the cabinet and in the back or bottom are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable
operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The
openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product
should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat source. This product should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions
have been adhered to.
POWER SOURCES
This product should be operated inly from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not
sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. For
products intended to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instruction.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION
This product is equipped with a alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully
into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrican to replace your obsolete
outlet.
Do not defect the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
POWER-CORD PROTECTION
Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon
or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the appliance.
LIGHTNING
To protect your product from a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time,
unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
POWER LINES
An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall into such powerlines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be
fatal.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
15. OVERLOADING
Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
16. OBJECT AND LIQUID ENTRY
Never push ojects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or
short out parts that could result in fire or electric shock. Never spill or spray any type of liquid on the product.
17. OUTDOOR ANTENNA GROUNDING
If an outside antenna is connected to the product, be sure the antenna system is grounded so as to provide
some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electric Code,
ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge product, size of grounding conductors, location of
antenna discharge product, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for grounding electrode.
18. SERVICING
Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous
voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
19. REPLACEMENT PARTS
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician uses replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or those that have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitution may
result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
20. SAFETY CHECK
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
21. WALL OR CEILING MOUNTING
The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recomended by the manufacturer.
22. DAMAGE REQUIRING SERVICE
Unplug the product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions, as an adjustment of other controls may result on damage and
will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
23. HEAT
The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
products (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
24. NOTE TO CATV SYSTEM INSTALLER
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of NEC that provides
guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the
grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CONTINUED)
FCC NOTICE:
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.
Howeve, 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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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution:
To assure continued compliance, follow the attached installation instructions and use only shielded cables when
connecting to other devices. Also, any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
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Table of Contents
Warnings and Cautions
Setting and Adjustments
Welcome ................................................................................1
UL Safety Instructions ........................................................1-3
FCC Notice .............................................................................4
Using the SETUP Menu and Navigation Buttons ........................31
SETUP Menu Listing ................................................................32
TV Display Setting ................................................................33
TV Type Setting (Multi /NTSC/PAL) .................................33
Selecting Angle Mark ................................................................34
Selecting The On Screen Display (OSD) Language ..............34
Selecting Captions ..............................................................35
Screen Saver Setting (SCR Saver) .....................................35
Dynamic Range Setting ......................................................35
Basic System Information
Index ......................................................................................5
Location of Controls & Indicators ...........................................6
Location of Jacks and Terminals ............................................7
Main Display Indicators ..........................................................8
Remote Controller ..................................................................9
Important Safeguards and Precautions .................................10
Features of This System .......................................................11
Important Information Regarding This Manual ........................11
Types of Discs That Can be Played on This System .................12
Notes on Disc Handling .......................................................13
Installations and Connections
Unpacking..............................................................................14
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control ...........................14
Speaker System Connection .................................................15
Antenna Connections ...........................................................16
TV and Optical Component Connections ..............................17
Connecting the AC power Cord ............................................17
Preferences
Selecting the Language for Audio ........................................36
Selecting the Language for Subtitles ....................................36
Selecting the Language for Disc Menus................................36
Setting the Parental Control Level ........................................37
Special Functions During Playback
Zoom Control ..................................................................38
Angle Selection .....................................................................39
Subtitle Language Selection ................................................39
Audio Language Selection ....................................................39
Other Functions
Basic System Set Up
Speaker Positioning Information .......................................18-19
Typical Speaker Set up .........................................................20
Controls and Their Functions ................................................21
Presetting Radio Stations ..................................................22
Recalling Preset Stations ......................................................22
Changing Preset Stations ..................................................22
Last Station Memory ..........................................................22
Playing Discs
Basic Playback ................................................................23-24
Slow Motion Playback ...........................................................24
Frame By frame Advance (Step) ..........................................24
High-Speed Search (Fast Forward or Fast Reverse)............24
Skipping Chapter or Tracks ..................................................24
Adjusting the Speaker Levels (TEST TONE) ........................25
Understanding DVD Disc Menus ............................................26
Repeat Playback ....................................................................27
A-B Repeat Playback ............................................................27
Program Play (Audio CDs Only) ............................................28
Selecting a Start Point by Chapter or Time Code ...................29
Selecting a CD Track Using Number Buttons ..............................29
Checking Disc information Using Display Button ...................30
Listening to the Radio .......................................................40-41
Bass and Treble Adjustments ...........................................41
Adjusting the Left/Right Balance ...........................................41
Center, Rear, and Subwoofer Level Adjustments...................41
Other Sound Effects ...............................................................41
Listening to an External Source ............................................42
Nignt Playback Mode (DVD Only) .......................................42
Speaker Configuration Setup .............................................42
Headphone Jack ................................................................42
Additional Information
Troubleshooting ...........................................................43-44
Glossary ...............................................................................45
Specifications .......................................................................46
Contact Customer Service ....................................................47
Warranty ..............................................................................48
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Main Unit (Front View)
1. POWER button
2. STANDBY button
3. Standby LED
4. Disc Tray
5. Remote SENSOR
6. Display
7. MASTER VOLUME Control
8. MEMORY Button
9. TV Button
10. VIDEO Button
11. TUNER Button
12. DVD Button
13. MONO/ST. Button
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14. PAUSE ; Button
15. PLAY 4 Button
16. STOP < Button
17. OPEN/CLOSE
Button
18. SKIP Forward : Button
19. SKIP Reverse 9 Button
20. TUNING Up 5 / Down 6 Button
21. PRESET STATION Up 5 / Down 6 Button
22. SELECT Button
23. SPEAKER SETUP Button
24. DSP MODE Button
25. NIGHT Button
26. PHONES Jack
LOCATION OF JACKS AND TERMINALS
Main Unit (Rear View)
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AM Loop Antenna Terminal
Coaxial FM Antenna Terminal
TV/AUX Input
Video (Audio) Input
Audio (DVD) Output
S-Video Output
7. Coaxial Digital Audio Output
8. Power Cord
9. Video Output
10. Subwoofer Pre Output
11. Speakers (Main, Center, Rear & Subwoofer)
Output
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MAIN DISPLAY INDICATORS
1. Key Lock Indicator
2. Play/Pause Indicator
3. Dolby Digital Indicator
4. Dolby Surround Pro logic Indicator
5. DTS Indicator
6. DSP Mode Indicator
7. Dolby 3-Stereo Indicator
8. 2 Channel Stereo Indicator
9. Repeat 1/A-B Indicator
10. FM Stereo Indicator
11. Preset Station Indicator
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12. Channel / Decibel / Milliseconds Indicators
13. Remain Time Indicator
14. Total Indicator
15. Night Indicator
16. Status Bar Indicator
17. Track Indicator
18. Chapter Indicator
19. Title Indicator
20. AM Band Indicator
21. FM Band Indicator
22. Left / Right Channel Indicator
REMOTE CONTROLLER
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OPEN/CLOSE Button
KEY LOCK Button
PBC Button
SUB TITLE Button
TITLE MENU Button
AUDIO MENU Button
DIGEST Button
DVD MENU Button
AUDIO MODE Button
BOOKMARK Button
SEARCH Button
DISPLAY Button
RETURN Button
SEARCH REVERSE 7 Button
RANDOM Button
SKIP REVERSE 9 Button
PROGRAM Button
TREBLE Button
SLOW/R Button
BASS Button
TEST TONE Button
MUTE Button
DSP MODE Button
PRESET STATION UP 5 / DOWN 6 Button
TUNING UP 5 / DOWN 6 Button
SPEAKER CHANGE LEVEL +/- Buttons
VOLUME UP 5 / DOWN 6 Button
SLOW/F Button
PAUSE ; Button
STOP < Button
SKIP FORWARD : Button
PLAY 4 Button
SEARCH FORWARD 8 Button
ENTER Button
NAVIGATION ARROWS (3/4/5/6)
SETUP Button
REPEAT Button
REPEAT A-B Button
ZOOM Button
ANGLE Button
CLEAR Button
NUMBER 0 TO +9 Button
STANDBY Button
FUNCTION Button
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Important Safeguards and Precautions
Power Cord Protection
To avoid any malfunctions of the unit, and to protect
against electric shock, fire or personal injury, please
observe the following:
Ÿ Hold the plug firmly when connecting or
disconnecting the AC power cord.
Ÿ Keep the AC power cord away from heating
appliances.
Ÿ Never put any heavy object on the AC power cord.
Ÿ Do not attempt to repair or reconstruct the AC power
cord in any way.
Location and Handling
Ÿ Air vents are provided in the cabinet to prevent
excessive temperatures inside the unit. Do not place
this unit in closed spaces, cover it, or otherwise
block the vents.
Ÿ Do not place this unit in direct sunlight, or near
heat sources.
Ÿ Keep this unit away from strong magnetic objects.
Ÿ Do not insert or drop anything into this unit through
the air vents as this could cause serious damage;
possibly resulting in fire.
Ÿ Do not place any object containing water or other
liquids on this unit. In the event that liquid should
enter the cabinet, unplug this unit immediately and
contact the retailer or service center immediately.
Ÿ Do not remove the cabinet. Touching parts inside the
cabinet could result in electric shock and / or damage
to the unit.
Ÿ Do not use the unit in a car. The operation can not
guaranteed.
Non-Use Periods
Ÿ When the unit is not being used, turn the unit off.
Ÿ When left unused for a long period of time, the unit
should be unplugged from the household AC outlet.
No Fingers or Other Objects Inside
Do not put any foreign object on the disc tray.
Stacking
Place the unit in a horizontal position, and do not place
anything heavy on it.
Condensation
Moisture may form on the pickup lens in the following
conditions:
Ÿ Immediately after a heater has been turned on.
Ÿ In a steamy or very humid room.
Ÿ When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold
environment to a warm one.
If moisture forms inside this unit, it may not operate
properly. In this case, turn on the power and wait about
one hour for the moisture to evaporate.
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On Adjusting Volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to a portion with
very low level inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the
speakers may be damaged when a peak level portion is
played.
If There is Noise Interference on the TV While a
Broadcast is Being Received
Depending on the reception condition of the TV,
interference may appear on the TV monitor while you
watch a TV broadcast and the unit is left on. This is not a
malfunction of the unit or the TV. To watch a TV broadcast,
turn off the unit.
Service
Ÿ Do not attempt to service the unit yourself.
Ÿ Please call 1-800-287-4871 for the name of the
nearest service center.
Copyright
Audio-visual material may consist of copyrighted works
which must not be recorded without the authority of the
owner of the copyright. Please refer to relevant laws
covering copyright protection.
Copy protection
This DVD player supports Macrovision copy protection.
On DVD discs that include a copy protection code, if the
contents of the DVD disc are copied using a VCR, the
copy protection code prevents the videotape copy from
playing normally.
Recommended measures for Optimum Performance
This unit is a precision device that is constructed using
extremely accurate technology. Soiling or friction
affecting the pickup lens or disc drive can impair the
image quality. In the worst case, neither video nor audio
will be played back. To obtain optimum picture quality, the
player should be checked (cleaning and replacement of
some parts) every 1,000 hours. Note that this period
varies depending on the environment (tempera ture,
humidity, dust, etc..) in which the player is used.
Do not attempt to clean the pickup lens yourself.
Features of This System
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DVD player with built-in and Dolby Digital* decoder, supporting Dolby Pro Logic and Virtual Surround.
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5.1 Channel amplifiers and subwoofer.
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AM/FM digital tuner.
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Compatible with DVD, MP3, CD-R/RW, KODAK PHOTO CDs and CD-DA discs.
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DVD navigation functions.
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Fluorescent front panel display and on screen display menu.
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Full function remote control.
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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “AC-3”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. ã1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All
rights reserved.
Important Information Regarding This Manual
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The types of functions and operations that can be used for a particular disc vary depending on the features of
that disc. In some cases, these functions and operations may differ from the descriptions given in this
Operations Manual. In this event, follow the instructions given on the screen. This Operations Manual only covers
basic disc operations.
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For some operations, the
icon may appear on the screen. This indicates that the operation described
in this Operations Manual is not available on the disc in the player.
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The drawings about the TV screen and front panel display used in this Operations Manual are purely for the
purposes of explanation. The actual displays may differ slightly from what are shown here.
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TYPES of DISCS That Can be Played on This System
This player can playback discs bearing any of the following marks:
Note-1
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DVD players and discs are designed with region
numbers which dictate the regions in which a disc can
be played. If the region number on the disc you want to
play does not match the region number in your DVD
player, you will not be able to play the disc. If you try to
play the DVD, the message“WRONG REGION” will
appear on the screen display.
The region number for this DVD player is 1.
The region code of this player is printed on the rear of
the unit.
Note-2
Ÿ The specific playback functionality for some DVD
and video CD discs is determined by the disc
manufacturer. Because this DVD player plays disc data
in accordance with the disc manufacturer’s guidelines,
some functions may not be available on some discs.
Be sure to read the instructions provided with the disc.
The“Prohibited” icon
displayed during DVD
player operation indicates that such manufacturer
imposed restrictions apply.
Note-3
Ÿ The audio on a DVD disc recorded in MPEG version 2.0
format may not play properly on some discs, only the
image will appear in this case.
Discs that Cannot the Played
Ÿ You cannot play CD-G, CD-EXTRA, CD-ROM and
DVD-ROM discs.
Ÿ You cannot play illegally produced discs.
Ÿ You cannot play scratched discs.
Ÿ You cannot play discs that are dusty, soiled or marked
with fingerprints.
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Icons used on DVD discs
Sample Icons:
Glossary of Disc Terms
Ÿ Title (DVD)
The longest sections of picture or a music piece on a
DVD, a movie, etc., for a picture piece on a video disc;
or an album, etc., for a music piece on an audio disc.
Each title is assigned a title number enabling you to
locate the title you want.
Ÿ Chapter (DVD)
Sections of a picture or a music piece that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several
chapters. Each chapter is assigned a chapter
number enabling you to locate the chapter you want.
Some discs may not contain chapters.
Ÿ Track (Audio CD)
Sections of a music piece on an audio CD. Each
track is assigned a track number enabling you to
locate the track you want.
Notes on Discs
Disc handling precautions
Ÿ To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface.
Ÿ Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
If there is glue (or a similar substance) on the disc, remove the glue completely before using the disc.
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Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct
sunlight as there can be considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
After playing, store the disc in its case.
Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen or other writing utensils.
Be careful not to drop or bend the disc.
Disc cleaning precautions
Ÿ Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out.
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Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commercially available cleaners or anti-static spray intended
for vinyl LPs.
Disc installing precautions
Ÿ Do not install more than 1 disc on disc tray.
Ÿ Do not place the disc on the tray up-side down.
Ÿ Do not try to close the disc tray when the disc is not installed and centered properly.
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Installation
Unpacking
This section describes how to connect the
system to the speakers, a TV monitor with
audio / video input jacks and other video
components. You cannot connect this system
to a TV monitor which does not have a video
input connector. Be sure to turn off the power
of each component before making the
connections.
Check that you have the following items:
Ÿ Main unit (1).
Ÿ Subwoofer (1).
Ÿ Speakers (5).
Ÿ Remote control (1).
Ÿ Video cable (4 feet x 1).
Ÿ AM loop antenna (1).
Ÿ FM antenna (1).
Ÿ Owner’s Manual (1).
Ÿ Quick Set Up Guide.
Inserting Remote Control
Batteries
You can control the system using the supplied remote.
Insert two batteries by matching the + and - on the
batteries with the markings in the battery compartment.
When using the remote, point it at the remote sensor on
the front panel of this system.
Notes:
Ÿ Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid
place.
Ÿ Do not use a new battery with an old one.
Ÿ Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing,
particularly when replacing the batteries.
Ÿ Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight
or lighting apparatuses. Doing so many cause a
malfunction.
Ÿ If you will not use the remote for an extended period
of time, remove the batteries to avoid possible
damage from battery leakage and corrosion.
Ÿ Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
Ÿ Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing
the batteries as indicated in the battery compartment.
Reversed batteries may cause damage to the device.
Ÿ Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g.
Alkaline and Carbon-zinc) or old batteries with fresh
ones.
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Speaker System Connection
Connect the supplied speaker system by matching the
colors of the terminals and those of the cords.
To avoid short-circuiting the speakers
Ÿ Make sure the stripped end of each speaker cord does
not touch another speaker terminal or the stripped end
of another speaker cord.
The speaker cables and speaker terminals are
color-coded for easier connection.
Ÿ Connect the Front Left and Right Speakers with
Red/Black cables to the “Main SPEAKERS” Red/Black
terminals on the back panel.
Ÿ Connect the Subwoofer with Green/Black cable to the
“SUB WOOFER” Green/Black terminal on the back
panel.
Ÿ Connect the Center Speaker with Blue/Black cable to
the “CENTER SPEAKER” Blue/Black terminal on the
back panel.
Ÿ Connect the Rear Left and Right speakers with
Gray/Black cables to the “REAR SPEAKERS”
Gray/Black terminals on the back panel.
Ÿ Stripped cords are touching each other due to
excessive removal of insulation.
Examples of poor connection of the speaker cord
Ÿ Stripped speaker cord is touching another speaker
terminal.
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Antenna Connections
Connect the supplied AM/FM antennas for listening to the radio.
Ÿ Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM terminals.
Ÿ Connect the FM antenna to the FM antenna terminal.
Notes:
Ÿ To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away
from the system and other components.
Ÿ Be sure to fully extend the FM antenna.
Ÿ After connecting the FM antenna, keep it as horizontal as
possible.
Tips for connecting antenna and speakers wires
Push and hold Speaker terminal tab down to insert wire.
Release tab to lock wire in terminal. Make sure the
insulation is completely removed from the ends of the
antenna and speaker wires at all connection points.
If you have poor FM reception remove the supplied FM wire
antenna and have a qualified technician connect this
system to a roof mounted antenna.
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Notes:
Ÿ If you connect the system to an outdoor antenna,
ground it against lightning.
Ÿ To prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the
ground wire to a gas pipe.
TV and Optional Component
Connections
Required cords
Ÿ Video cord for connecting a TV set (included).
Ÿ Audio cords (not included).
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the
color-coded pins to the appropriate jacks on the
components.
Notes:
Ÿ TV Connection-Normal (Connection Cable Included):
To view the video from DVD discs on your TV set
connect the Video Out jack of this system to the Video
ln jack of your TV set. The Video jacks are usually
colored yellow. Use the included video cable with
yellow plugs on each end.
Ÿ TV Connection- S-Video (Cable Not Included):
If you TV set has an S-Video Input Jack you can
connect your TV to the S-Video Out Jack on the back of
this system. (The S-Video connection cable is not
included) the S-Video connection will provide the best
picture quality if your TV is equipped to handle S-Video
signals. We recommend using the S-Video
connection if your TV has an S-Video input jack.
Ÿ TV Connection-Audio (Connection Cables Not
Included):
If your Stereo TV has Left/Right audio output jacks
you can listen to the sound of your TV set through the
speakers of this system. Connect the Left/Right
audio output jacks of your TV set to the Left/Right
audio input jacks (TV/AUX INPUT or VIDEO (AUDIO)
INPUT) of this system.
Ÿ VCR Connection-Audio (Connection Cables Not
Included):
To listen to the sound from your stereo VCR through
the speakers of this system, connect the Left/Right
audio output jacks of your stereo VCR to the Left/Right
audio input jacks (VIDEO (AUDIO) INPUT) of this
system.
Ÿ External Decoder Connection-Not Required:
This DVD player has its own built in Dolby Digital
and DTS decoders that provide digital 5.1 channel
Surround Sound audio from DVD movies encoded with
Dolby Digital and/or DTS soundtracks. No external
decoders are required. However we have also included
Coaxial Digital Audio output jack which allows digital
audio signals to be fed to an external Dolby Digital or
DTS decoder if desired. The Coaxial digital audio
connection cable is not included.
Ÿ Basic Connection Diagram:
The diagram below represents a typical connection.
In this diagram you can view the picture from DVD
movie discs on your TV set. You can also play the
sound from your stereo TV set and the sound from
your stereo VCR through the speakers of this system.
Connecting the AC Power Cord
Notes:
Ÿ The Power Requirement is: AC 120V, 60Hz.
Ÿ Connecting to power other than the one listed above
may damage the system or cause abnormal
operation.
Ÿ Before connecting the AC power cord of this system
to a wall outlet, connect the speakers and other
component cables to the system.
Ÿ Connect the AC power cords of your TV and any
optional connect to a wall outlet.
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Basic System Set Up
Speaker Positioning Information
This chapter explain how to properly position
your speakers; adjust the individual speaker
levels; and preset up to 30 of your favorite
AM/FM stations in the digital tuner memory.
Your system is supplied with 5 compact sized satellite
speakers and one subwoofer. The satellite speakers
reproduce only the mid range and higher frequencies.
All of the low frequency (bass) sounds are produced by
the subwoofer. Proper positioning and placement of
the speakers is important in order to provide the best
surround sound experience. We understand that due
to the size and shape of your listening room, and the
location of your furniture, you may not be able to set up
the speakers exactly as per the diagrams that follow.
However these simple guidelines will help you
maximize your home theatre experience.
Ÿ Although all 5 satellite speakers are the same size,
the speaker cables are different lengths. The speaker
cables are also color coded to match the color-coded
speaker terminals on the back panel of the main unit.
Refer to the connection diagram page for additional
information.
Ÿ For best surround effects all 5 of the satellite
speakers should be roughly the same distance from
your usual listening position.
POSITION ALL 5 SATELLITE SPEAKERS APPROXMATELY
SAME DISTANCE FROM YOUR LISTENING POSITION.
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Speaker Positioning Information (Continued)
Ÿ The 5 satellites can be positioned either vertically or
horizontally. We have also included 20 pieces of
rubber feet, 4 pieces per satellite speaker, in a small
plastic bag with the other accessories. Once you
decide how you are going to position the speakers
you can put the rubber feet on the bottom of each
speaker to prevent them from sliding too easily or
perhaps from vibrating if they are sitting on a very
smooth surface and the set is being played at high
volume. Remove the backing paper from each rubber
foot to expose the sticky surface and press the foot
firmly into place on the bottom surface of each
satellite speaker. Place one foot in each corner of the
bottom surface. It is not necessary to use the rubber
feet on any of the satellites that will be wall mounted.
SATELLITE SPEAKERS
Ÿ The left front, right front, and center speakers should
be placed at roughly the same height. The center
speaker reproduces most of the dialog spoken by the
actors on the TV screen, therefore it should be placed
either directly above or below the center of the TV
screen. Once you position the center speaker try to
position the left front and right front speakers at the
same height. It is not recommended to place any of
the satellite speakers on the floor.
Ÿ The left rear and right rear speakers can be placed
in line with your listening position or behind your
listening position. Ideally they should be placed
slightly above your ear level when you are seated in
your normal listening position. We have provided
2-way keyhole openings on the backs of all the
satellite speakers that allow the satellites to be wall
mounted in either a vertical or horizontal position.
Ÿ The subwoofer will provide the most dramatic bass
effects when it is placed on the floor. Do not place the
subwoofer on a stand or table. The subwoofer should
be placed in the front of the room so that it is facing
toward your listening position. It can be placed on
either side of the TV or even in the corner of the room,
as far away as the cable will allow. The bass sounds
from the subwoofer are non-directional. You will not
really be able to tell where the bass is coming from.
SUBWOOFER
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Typical Speaker Set Up
Ÿ All 5 satellite speakers approximately same distance from your listening position.
Ÿ Center speaker directly above (or below) TV screen. Left and right front speakers at same height as center speaker.
Ÿ Rear speakers either in line with, or behind listening position, approximately at ear level, or slightly above, when
seated.
Ÿ Subwoofer on floor near TV, or in corner, facing the listening position.
Ÿ All speakers must be visible. Do not hide behind curtains, furniture, etc, as this will affect the sound.
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Controls and Their Functions
1. Main POWER Switch
Turns the main system power on and off. This switch must
be set to the ‘On’ position in order to operate the system by
remote control. We suggest that you leave this switch in the
‘On’ position unless the system will not be used for an
extended period of time.
2. Standby Power Switch
Turns the system on or off. (Main Power Switch must be in
the ‘On’ position.)
3. STANDBY Power Indicator
Lights when the system is in the Standby (‘Off’) mode. Goes
out when the system is in the Operating (‘On’) mode.
4. Remote SENSOR
Receives the commands from the remote control handset.
Note: Aim the remote at this sensor while pressing the
buttons on the remote.
5. MASTER VOLUME Control
Raises or lowers the volume of all 6 speakers together.
6. MEMORY Button
Used to memorize CD tracks for programmed playback.
7. TV Function Selection
If you have connected the Audio Out jacks of your stereo
TV to the TV/AUX INPUT jacks on the back of this unit,
press the TV button to listen to the sound of your TV
through the speakers of this system.
8. VIDEO Function Selection
If you have connected the Audio Out jacks of your stereo
VCR to the VIDEO (AUDIO) INPUT jacks on the back of this
unit, press the VIDEO button to listen to the sound of your
VCR through the speakers of this system.
9. TUNER (Band) Function Selection
Press to select the Tuner function and listen to the radio.
After selecting the Tuner function press the Tuner button
again to switch between FM and AM bands.
10. DVD (CD) Function Selection
Press to select the DVD (or CD) playback modes.
11. MONO/ST. Mode Selector
When listening to the FM radio press to switch between FM
Stereo and FM mono modes.
12. PAUSE ; (Step) Button
DVD - press to pause playback momentarily. When picture
is paused, continue pressing Pause button to perform
frame-by-frame (Step) advance function. Press the
Play button to cancel Pause and resume normal
playback.
CD - press to pause playback temporarily. The sound stops
but the disc continues to spin. Press the Play button to
cancel Pause and resume normal playback.
13. PLAY 4 Button
In DVD (CD) mode, press to begin playback. In Pause mode,
press to cancel Pause and resume normal playback.
14. STOP < Button
Press to stop DVD or CD playback.
15. OPEN/CLOSE
Button
Press to open or close the DVD/CD drawer to load or
remove a disc.
16. SKIP Forward : Button
DVD - press to skip forward to higher numbered chapters
on a DVD movie disc.
CD - press to skip forward to higher numbered tracks on
an audio CD.
17. SKIP Reverse 9 Button
DVD - press to skip back to lower numbered chapters on a
DVD movie disc.
CD - press to skip back to lower numbered tracks on an
audio CD.
18. TUNING Up 5 / Down 6 Buttons
In Tuner mode, press these buttons to tune to higher or
lower frequencies.
19. PRESET STATION Up 5 / Down 6 Buttons
In Tuner mode press these buttons to scroll up or down
through the preset station memories.
20. SELECT Button
Use to adjust the amount of delay between the front and
rear speakers. (see page 42)
21. SPEAKER SETUP Button
This button is used to change the frequency range
distribution to the speakers. For example if you later decide
to use full range speakers in place of the supplied front
left and front right satellite speakers you may change the
frequency range distribution so that bass sounds are also
heard from the full range front speakers. (see page 42)
22. DSP MODE Button
Press to select among the various listening modes
including, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround Pro Logic, DTS,
Dolby 3 Stereo, or 2 Channel Stereo modes. (see page 42)
23. NIGHT Mode Button
When playing a DVD movie with Dolby Digital soundtrack
at night, at lower volume, switch the Night Mode function
‘On’ to narrow the dynamic range and make the soundtrack
easier to hear at the reduced volume level.
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Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 30 of your favorite AM and FM
stations, in any combination, in the tuner memory for easy
recall.
4. When the desired station appears on the display
(example: FM 103.50 MHZ) press the MEMORY button
on the front panel. (Note: There is no MEMORY button
on the remote control.) The PRESET indicator and
channel “01” indicators will flash in the display for 5
seconds.
When the indicators stop flashing, the station is
memorized in Preset Memory number 1.
5. Repeat step 3 to tune to the next station to be
memorized. Press the MEMORY button on the front
panel and while the PRESET and channel “01”
indicators are flashing press the PRESET TUNING 5
or 6 buttons to select preset channel memory number
“02” or any other preset number from 02 to 30. When
the indicators stop flashing the station is memorized.
6. Repeat step 5 until you have stored up to 30 stations in
the tuner memory.
Recalling Preset Stations
1. Turn the system ‘On’ and select the Tuner function.
2. Press the PRESET STATION 5 or 6 buttons on the
front panel or remote to scroll through all of the preset
station memories to find your desired station.
1. Press the STANDBY button on the front panel or on
the remote control to turn the system ‘On’.
2. Press either the TUNER button on the front panel or
the FUNCTION button on the remote control to select
the Tuner function. Press again to switch between
AM and FM bands if necessary.
3. Tune to the first station you wish to preset by either
the Manual or Automatic tuning method as follows:
Ÿ Manual Tuning - repeatedly press the TUNING 5 or 6
buttons on the front panel or the remote control until the
desired frequency appears on the display. (Note: You
must use manual tuning if your are trying to tune to a
weak station.)
Ÿ Automatic Tuning - press and hold the TUNING 5 or 6
button on the front panel or the remote control until the
display begins to scan down or up, and then release
the buttons. The Tuner will stop on the first strong
station it finds. Repeat this process until it stops on
your desired station.
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You may also use the number keys on the remote control
to go directly to any of the preset stations. To select
preset stations 1 through 9, press the corresponding
number button. To select stations from 10 to 30, press the
corresponding two number buttons.
Changing Preset Stations
Tune to the new station you want to memorize. Press the
MEMORY button on the front panel. While the PRESET
and “01 CH” indicators are flashing, press the PRESET
MEMORY 5 or 6 buttons to select the memory number
you wish to change. When the indicators stop flashing the
new station is now memorized and the previous station is
deleted.
Last Station Memory
The Tuner always remembers the last station that you
were listening to before you switched to a different
function or shut the power ‘Off’. It will return to that same
station when you turn the system ‘On’ again and select
the Tuner function.
Note: If the AC power is disconnected for an extended
period of time all of the stations in the tuner memory
may be deleted. You will have to store them in
memory again when power is restored.
Playing Discs
This chapter describes how to play a DVD/CD/MP3 disc.
Basic Playback
IMPORTANT:
Please note that some DVD movie discs may not have all
the features described in this chapter. For example, older
movies may not allow you to select multiple camera angles.
Refer to the instructions or liner notes that are included
with each disc to determine what features and operations
are available on that particular disc.
1. Turn on your TV and select the “Video Input” or
“External Source” so that you can view the picture from
this system on your TV. Refer to the TV instruction
manual if necessary.
2. Press the STANDBY button on the front panel of this
system or on the remote control. The Standby indicator
goes off and the main display comes on. Note: The
main power switch on this system must be ‘On’.
3. If necessary, press the DVD function button on the front
panel of this system, or the FUNCTION button on the
remote control to select the DVD function. The DVD
logo screen should appear on your TV.
4. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button on the front panel of
this system or on the remote control to open the disc
drawer. Place a disc on the tray label side up. Be sure
that the disc is correctly centered in the disc pocket.
Press the OPEN/CLOSE button again to close the
drawer. The player begins loading the disc. An
operating massage will appear on the TV screen and/
or the front panel display as follows:
On TV screen
On front panel display
WAITING
DISC LOADING**
LOADING
OPEN
OPEN
CLOSE
CLOSE
PLAY
4
NO DISC
NO DISC
BAD DISC
BAD DISC
DVD/CD/MP3
WRONG REGION (See page 12)
PARENTAL VIOLATION (See page 39)
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Basic Playback (Continued)
Frame By Frame Advance (‘Step’ Function)
When a disc is inserted the following will occur depending
on the type of disc inserted.
Ÿ When playing a DVD.
A DVD menu or title menu may appear on the TV screen.
Ÿ When playing a CD or MP3.
The CD will begin to play the disc from the first track.
Note: While the disc is loading, the player will not respond
to any commands.
During DVD playback you can press the PAUSE button
repeatedly to advance the disc ‘step by step’, one frame at
a time.
Press the PLAY button to resume normal playback.
5. On most DVD movie discs a ‘Disc Menu’ will appea
on your screen. This allows you to jump to a specific
chapter or scene, or to view other special features
that the director may have included on the disc. Use
the NAVIGATION BUTTONS (3/4/5/6) on the
remote control to highlight the desired action and
then press the ENTER button to select it. Or you may
simply press the PLAY button to start playback at the
beginning of the movie. Note: The appearance of the
DVD Menu Screens varies from disc to disc. Some
older discs may not have any DVD Menu Screen and
will just begin playback of the movie automatically.
Note:
When you play A DVD movie disc, the player will
automatically select DOLBY DIGITAL audio mode. If
the DVD disc is recorded with Dolby Digital soundtrack
you will hear sound from all 5 satellites plus subwoofer.
If the DVD disc does not come with DOLBY DIGITAL
and comes either Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro Logic or
2 channel Stereo soundtrack, the subwoofer will not
operate. In this case press the DSP MODE button on
the front panel or the remote control to select 2 CH.
STEREO audio mode. This will activate the subwoofer.
6. To pause temporarily during playback press PAUSE
button. To resume normal playback press the PLAY
button again.
7. To stop playback press the STOP button. The DVD logo
screen appears on your TV.
8. If you are finished viewing, press the OPEN/CLOSE
button to open the drawer and remove the disc. Press
again to close the drawer.
9. Press the STANDBY button to return the system to the
Standby mode. The DVD logo screen disappears, the
main display goes off, and the Standby indicator comes
on again.
Note: Don’t forget to turn off your TV.
Slow Motion Playback (DVD Disc Only)
You may view a DVD movie disc in slow motion, either
forward or backward. There are 4 slow motion speeds 2X,
4X, 8X and 16X the higher the number, the slower the speed.
During playback of a DVD movie disc press the SLOW/F
(SF) or SLOW/R (SR) buttons repeatedly to cycle through
the following options.
SF2X g SF4X g SF8X g SF16X g Normal Playback
SR2X g SR4X g SR8X gSF16X g Normal Playback
Note: On some DVD movie discs the Slow Motion option
may not be available. If you press the SLOW/F or
SLOW/R button during playback of a disc which
does not have this featurethe “Prohibited” Icon u
may appear on the TV screen.
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High-Speed Search (Fast Forward or Fast
Reverse)
During DVD or CD playback you may search forward or in
reverse to locate a specific portion of a chapter or track.
When you locate the desired portion press PLAY button to
resume normal speed forward playback. There are 4
search speeds for forward and reverse. The higher the
number, the faster the search speed. The speed indicator
will appear on the TV screen and on the front panel
display.
During playback press the
8
button to begin forward
high-speed search, or press the
reverse high-speed search.
7
button to begin
Pressing the8 or 7 buttons repeatedly will cycle the
player through the following search speeds:
DVD Forward - FF2X g FF4X g FF6X g FF8X g Normal
Playback
DVD Reverse - FR2X g FR4X g FR6X g FR8X g Normal
Playback
CD Forward - FF1X g FF2X g FF3X g FF4X g Normal
Playback
CD Reverse - FR1X g FR2X g FR3X g FR4X g Normal
Playback
Note: During CD High Speed Search when the player
reaches the end of a track the high speed search
function is canceled automatically and the player
starts playing the next track at normal speed.
Skipping Chapter or Tracks
During DVD playback press the : (Fwd) or 9 (Rev)
button to skip forward or backward to the beginning of the
next chapter on the disc.
During CD playback press the : (Fwd) or 9 (Rev)
button to skip forward or backward to the beginning of the
next track on the disc.
Adjusting The Speaker Levels (TEST TONE)
The levels of the five satellite speakers have been preset
at the factory at “0 db”. This means that if you were able to
position all of the satellites the same distance from your
normal listening position as recommended, the sound
from all five satellites will sound equally loud at your
normal listening position. This “equality” in the satellites
will provide the most realistic surround sound experience.
However if, because of the size or shape of your listening
room, your are not able to position all of the satellites an
equal distance from your listening position, the TEST TONE
function will allow you to Increase or decrease the levels
of the center and rear speakers to achieve the proper
surround sound balance. Note: You cannot change the
levels of the left front and right front speakers with the
TEST TONE function.
After you have positioned the 5 satellite speakers in the
listening room you can adjust the Center and Rear speaker
levels with the Test Tone as follows:
1. Turn on the system and your TV.
2. Sit in your normal listening position with the remote
control. You will be using the following buttons on the
remote control to make these adjustments:
3. Press the TEST TONE button on the remote. You will
hear a “hissing” sound (pink noise) from the left front
speaker for a few seconds. The hissing sound will
move from speaker to speaker as follows: Left g
Center g Right g R Rear g L Rear, etc. If necessary
press the VOLUME 5 button to increase the master
volume level so you can hear the sound more
clearly. Allow the sound to travel around the five
satellites several times. If the sound level from all five
satellites sounds approximately the same, no further
adjustment is necessary. Press the TEST TONE
button again to cancel the Test Tone function. It is not
necessary for you to make any further adjustments.
4. If the sound level of the Center of Rear speakers is
higher or lower than the Left front and Right front
speakers you can increase of decrease the level of
those speakers with the CH. LEVEL + or - buttons. Wait
until the “hissing” (pink noise) sound is coming from
the speaker which needs to be adjusted, and then
immediately press the CH. LEVEL + or - buttons to
increase or decrease the level of that speaker. The range
of adjustment is + or - 10 dB in 1 dB steps.
5. After you make the necessary adjustments allow the
pink noise to circle the room a few more times to
confirm that the level of all five satellites sounds the
same at your normal listening position. Re-adjust if
necessary.
6. When you are finished with the level adjustments press
the TEST TONE button again to cancel the Test Tone
function.
Note: TEST TONE will not function if a disc is loaded.
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Understanding the Individual DVD Disc Menu
Most DVD movie discs will automatically display either a
“Title Menu” or a “Root Menu” before the actual movie
begins to play. When these menus appear at the
beginning of a movie the “PLAY” or “PLAY MOVIE”
command will usually be highlighted. If you press the PLAY
or ENTER button on the remote the menu screen
disappears and the movie begins to play.
However these menu screens also allow you to perform
other functions such as “Language Selection”, “Scene
Selection”, “Audio Setup”, “Subtitles”, view “Extra Features”,
etc. The actual options that may be contained within the
Title Menu or the Root Menu will vary from disc to disc.
When the “Title Menu” (sometimes called “Main Menu”) or
“Root Menu” appears at the beginning of a movies, use
the Navigation buttons (5/6/3/4) to “highlight” or select
a particular option and then press the ENTER button. For
example, if the menu contains a Scene Selection option,
and you select that option, you will usually be presented
with a menu of scenes so that you can begin playback at a
specific scene. Use the Navigation buttons to “highlight”
the scene you want and then press the ENTER button to
begin playback on that scene.
Once the movie has begun you can return to these Menu
screens by pressing the appropriate buttons on the
remote control as follows:
Using the Title Menu
1. Press the TITLE MENU button to return to the Title Menu
(or Main Menu). “TITLE MENU” will appear on the screen
for a few seconds and then the Title Menu or Main Menu
will appear.
2. Use the Navigation buttons (5/6/3/4) to “highlight”
or select a particular option and then press the ENTER
button.
Notes:
· If you see the ‘Prohibited’ icon when you press the
TITLE MENU button that means that you cannot
access the Title Menu on this disc, or this disc does
not include a Title Menu.
· Depending on the disc you may also be able to use
the number buttons to select a particular scene or
chapter directly.
· On some DVD discs if you press the TITLE MENU
button playback will restart from the beginning of the
disc.
Using the Root Menu
1. Press the DVD MENU button to return to the Root Menu.
“ROOT MENU” will appear on the screen for a few
seconds and then the Root Menu or Main Menu will
appear.
2. Use the Navigation buttons (5/6/3/4) to “highlight”
or select a particular option and then press the ENTER
button.
Notes:
· If you see the ‘Prohibited’ icon when you press the
DVD MENU button that means that you cannot
access the Root Menu on the disc, or this disc does
not include a Root Menu.
· Depending on the disc you may also be able to use
the number buttons to select a particular scene or
chapter directly.
Using the Audio Menu
On some DVD discs you can access and change the
Audio Setup during playback without returning to the Audio
Setup Page in the Setup Menu.
Press the AUDIO MENU button on the remote control. If
the disc allows this function you will see a display at the
top of the screen which will show the current audio
language and the type of audio output such as “5.1” (Dolby
Digital), 2CH (Stereo), etc. Continue pressing this button
until the screen shows the desired language and audio
output. The change will be made automatically when the
display disappears.
Note: If you see the ‘Prohibited’ icon when you press the
AUDIO MENU button that means you cannot access the
Audio Setup menu during playback on this disc.
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Repeat Playback
A-B Repeat Playback
You can play all of the chapters in a title or an entire DVD disc
repeatedly.
You can play a specific portion in a chapter or track
repeatedly. This is useful when you want to memorize
lyrics or repeatedly watch a portion of the DVD or CD over
and over.
You can play all of tracks on an audio CD repeatedly.
You can play a single title, chapter or track repeatedly.
In program play mode, the system repeats the chapters or
tracks in the programmed order.
1. When playing a disc, press the A-B button one time to
set the starting point “A” of the specific portion you want
to play repeatedly. The “[A-]” indicator appears on the
front panel display.
2. When reaching the end point “B” you want, press the
A-B button a second time. The [A-B] indicator appears
on the front panel display. The player starts to play the
specific portion from point “A” and will continue playing
this portion repeatedly until you cancel the A-B repeat
function.
3. Press the A-B button again to cancel this setting and
resume playback in normal order.
Notes:
Ÿ The point “A” and “B” can be set only in the same Title
(DVD) or Track (CD).
Ÿ
You can set A-B repeat on only one specific portion at a
time.
Ÿ
The A-B repeat is canceled when;
- you press the STOP button twice to completely stop
playback.
- you skip Title, Chapter or Track.
- you open the disc tray.
- you turn the power off.
- the A-B button is pressed again.
Ÿ
Some DVDs do not allow A-B repeat playback function.
1. Press the REPEAT button while playing a disc.
2. If you are playing a DVD continue pressing the
REPEAT button to select one of the following repeat
modes in sequence: Chapter Repeat On
Title
Repeat On
Repeat Off.
3. If you are playing a CD continue pressing the REPEAT
button to select one of the following repeat modes in
sequence: Repeat One Track
Repeat All Tracks
Repeat Off.
The front panel display will show the following message:
[REPEAT 1]: means Chapter Repeat or Repeat one Track.
[REPEAT]: means Title Repeat or Repeat All Tracks.
Notes:
Ÿ You cannot select repeat playback while the disc is stopped.
Ÿ Some DVDs do not allow repeat playback function.
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Program Play (Audio CDs only)
You can play the contents of the disc in the order you
want by arranging the order of the tracks on the disc to
create your own program. One program can be stored in
the system and contain up to 20 tracks.
Note
Ÿ This function is not available for DVD and MP3 disc.
Ÿ
We recommend that you turn your TV ‘On’ while
programming a CD since the Program Numbers only
appear on the On Screen TV Display. They do not
appear on the front panel display. Once you begin
programmed playback you can shut the TV ‘Off’.
Ÿ
You cannot program a DVD disc or a CD containing
MP3 compressed audio files.
1. In stop mode, press the PROGRAM button to enter
program registration mode. The programming display
appears on the TV screen and the front panel display.
2. Use the number button (0-9) on the remote control to
key in the track numbers you wish to program. If the
track number is 10 or higher press the corresponding
two buttons on the remote. For example to program
track number 15, press “1”, “5”. Each time you press
the Number buttons the program number display
automatically advances to the next number.
The maximum number of tracks that can be
programmed is 20. If you exceed that number the
“Full” indicator will appear on the TV screen and the
front panel display.
3. After you have completed the above program
registration, press the PLAY(4 ) button to start
programmed playback.
Note:
Ÿ If you press the STOP (<) button or other foreign
buttons in the program setting mode, the system will
interrupt and exit the program setting mode.
4. In program play mode, press the STOP (<) button to
stop program play, but the program sequence remains
in memory.
Notes:
The program remains even after the program play ends.
When you press the PLAY (4), you can play the same
program again.
Ÿ
Ÿ
You can do repeat play of the programmed tracks by
pressing the REPEAT button while in the program play
mode.
5. To cancel the program from the memory after the disc
has stopped press the PROGRAM button twice. The
Program indicator on the front panel display will
disappear.
Notes:
Ÿ The program sequence is also canceled when:
- you open the disc tray.
- you turn the power off.
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Selecting a Start Point by
Chapter or Time Code
You can start playback from a specific title or chapter on a
DVD disc.
Note: This function is not available on audio CD’s or MP3
CD’s.
TO START PLAYBACK AT A SPECIFIC ELAPSED TIME
You can start playback at any specific point in time on a
DVD movie disc by entering a time code in the Time Menu.
For example, to start playback at a point 1 hour and 15
minutes and 20 seconds from the start of the movie you
would key in “0-1-1-5-2-0” as follows:
1. Press the SEARCH button twice. The Time Menu will
appear on the TV screen and the front panel display as
follows:
2. Use the number buttons on the remote control to key in
the desired starting time. In this example you would
press the “0-1” (hours), “1-5” (minutes), and “2-0”
(seconds).
3. When the desired start time appears on the display
press the ENTER button to begin playback at that point
in time. After a few seconds the elapsed time display
will disappear.
Notes:
Ÿ If the title number, chapter number or time code you
input does not exist on the disc, the system will not
execute your selection and the selecting menu will
disappear.
Ÿ
TO START PLAYBACK FROM A SPECIFIC TITLE OR
CHAPTER
1. During DVD playback press the SEARCH button. The
Title # / Chapter # bar appears at the top of the screen
and the Chapter # field will be ‘highlighted’:
2. Use the number buttons to enter the desired starting
chapter number in the ‘highlighted’ field and the press
either the ENTER or PLAY button to begin playback at
the selected chapter.
3. To view a different title, after pressing the SEARCH
button press the < (left) cursor button to ‘highlight’ the
Title # field, then use the number buttons to enter the
desired title number in the highlighted field and press
the ENTER or PLAY button to begin playback of the
desired title.
The selecting menu will disappear within a few
seconds if you do not input a valid number.
Selecting a CD Track Using
Number Buttons
You can select a CD track directly using the number (0-9)
buttons
Ÿ In play or stop mode, press the number button to
select the track you want and press ENTER to confirm.
The system will go to the beginning of the selected
track and start playing it.
Ÿ
If the track number is more than 10, press the 2 digits
number buttons directly. For example, you want to
select the track number 25, press the “2” button and
press “5” button, then press the ENTER button.
Note:
Ÿ This function is not available for DVD.
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Checking Disc Information Using Display Button
You can check information about the disc, such as the
total number of the titles or chapters, tracks or time, using
the Display function. The information you want appears on
the TV screen and/or on the front panel display.
When playing back a DVD
1. Press the DISPLAY button once, the information about
title number, chapter number and title elapsed time
appears on the TV screen as shown below.
When playing a normal audio CD
1. Press the DISPLAY button once. The On Screen
Display will show ‘Single Elapsed’ and display the
elapsed time of the track being played.
2. Press the DISPLAY button a 2nd time. The On Screen
Display will show ‘Single Remain’ and display the
remaining time of the track being played.
2. Press the DISPLAY button a second time to check the
title remaining time.
3. Press the DISPLAY button a 3rd time. The On Screen
Display will show ‘Total Elapsed’ and display the total
elapsed time from the start of the disc.
3. Press the DISPLAY button a third time to view the
chapter elapsed time.
4. Press the DISPLAY button a fourth time to view the
chapter remaining time.
5. Press the DISPLAY button a fifth time, the information
display function will show the title number, chapter
number and title elapsed time again on the TV screen
momentarily, then the display disappears.
Notes:
Ÿ The above information does not appear on the front
panel display.
Ÿ On certain DVDs, the title number, chapter number or
time may not appear or you may not be able to change
the display.
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4. Press the DISPLAY button a 4th time. The On Screen
Display will show ‘Total Remain’ and display the total
remaining time on the disc.
5. Press the DISPLAY button a 5th time. The On Screen
Display will show ‘Off’ and after a few seconds the
time display will disappear.
Note: When playing a CD containing compressed MP3
files pressing the DISPLAY button will only display the
elapsed time of the track being played.
Settings and Adjustments
This chapter explains how to use the SETUP MENU to
adjust various functions and controls. We have preset all
of the functions and controls of this system at our factory to
the preferred settings for the system to be used in North
America. In most cases the original default settings should
not be changed. However you may want to change certain
default settings such as the language for the audio, the on
screen displays, the subtitles, the parental control level,
etc. Follow the instructions in this chapter to change those
settings. Keep in mind that when you change a default
setting your new setting becomes the new default and
remains in the system memory until you either change
that individual setting again, or reset all the defaults to the
original factory settings.
Using the SETUP Menu and
Navigation Buttons (3/4/5/6)
Ÿ
The SETUP Menu contains a listing of all of the
optional settings that are included in this home theater
system. They have all been preset to the correct
positions for using the system in North America and
with the 6 speakers which were included when you
purchased this system.
Ÿ
Press the SETUP button on the remote control to
access the GENERAL SETUP Page.
Ÿ
Press the (5/6) buttons to “highlight” one of the four
pages which appear on the Main Page. And then press
the ENTER button to select the “highlighted”page. The
selected page will appear on the TV screen.
Notes:
Ÿ The Preferences Page cannot be selected while a disc
is playing. If a disc is playing press the SETUP button
again to exit the SETUP Menu page and press the
STOP button to stop playback. Then press the SETUP
button again to reenter the General Setup Page. The
Preferences Page can now be selected.
When the selected page is opened, use the (5/6)
buttons to “highlight”one of the settings on the page. The
options for the “highlighted”setting will appear in the right
column. One of those options will already be “highlighted”
This is the factory default setting. Use the (4) button to
move into the right column, and then use the (5/6)
buttons to scroll up or down to select a new setting. When
the desired setting is “highlighted”, press the ENTER
button to select the “highlighted” setting. This will become
the new default setting.
If you want to change any other settings use the (3) button
to move back to the left column and then use the (5/6)
arrows to select the next item to be changed. If you are
finished making changes press the SETUP button again
to exit the SETUP Menu. The menu page disappears from
the TV screen.
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SETUP Menu Listing
Following is a listing of all of the possible options for each setting in this system, as they appear on the menu
pages. The factory default setting for each item is “highlighted”. Before you decide to change any of the factory
default settings please review the specific explanation of each setting on the following pages to be sure you
understand how the change will effect the operation of your system.
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TV Display Setting
Path: General Page
TV Display
TV Type Setting
(Multi/NTSC/PAL)
If you live in North America your TV broadcast system is
NTSC, your TV set is either a NTSC TV or a multi system
TV, and the DVD movies you buy or rent will be labeled
NTSC system. The initial Default TV Type setting of this
system is “NTSC”. This setting will allow NTSC discs to
play properly on NTSC TVs. If you live in North America no
further adjustment is necessary. You can skip to the next
section.
If you wish to change the TV Type setting follow the
3 steps below.
Selects the aspect ratio of the TV set to be connected.
Ÿ NORMAL/PS (4:3 Pan & Scan mode): Used when you
connect a normal TV to the system. Displays a wide
picture on the whole TV screen with a portion (right and
left sides of the picture) automatically cut off.
1. Press SETUP button to enter SETUP MENU.
Use 5/6 to select GENERAL SETUP (see page 31),
and then press ENTER button.
2. Highlight TV TYPE using 5/6, then press 4 button
to go to the right option list. Select NTSC or PAL
using 5 /6, then press ENTER to confirm your
selection.
NORMAL/PS
Ÿ
NORMAL/LB (4:3 Letterbox mode): Used when you
connect a normal TV to the system. Displays a wide
picture with bands displayed on the upper and lower
portions of the screen.
NORMAL/LB
3. Press SETUP again to exit SETUP MENU.
Ÿ
WIDE (16:9 Wide-screen mode): Used when you
connect a wide-screen TV to the system.
Note:
Ÿ When the power is switched off, or the disc drawer is
opened, the TV type will automatically revert back to
the initial Default setting.
WIDE
Notes:
Ÿ Some wide-screen discs that do not permit Pan & Scan
mode playback are automatically played in Letterbox
mode.
Ÿ Depending on the DVD, 4:3 Letterbox may be selected
automatically instead of 4:3 Pan & Scan and vice versa.
Ÿ You must also set the screen mode on your
wide-screen TV to “FULL”.
Ÿ If WIDE is selected and a normal TV is connected, 16:9
content will appear distorted during playback (objects
look thin).
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Selecting Angle Mark
Path: General Page
Angle Mark
Selecting the On Screen
Display (OSD) Language
We have preset the initial Default On Screen Display (OSD)
Language to English. This means that all of the on screen
menus and icons will appear in English. If English is your
preferred language no adjustment is necessary and you
can skip to the next section.
If you wish to change the On Screen Display (OSD)
Language to something else, your choices are French,
German, Spanish. Follow the 3 step below to select a
different On Screen Display (OSD) language.
Some DVD movies contain scenes which were filmed from
multiple angles simultaneously. If the scene you
watching was shot from multiple angles, the angle icon
“ ” will appear on the screen. You may then press the
ANGLE button on the remote to select the alternate angles.
The default Angle Mark setting is OFF. If you leave the
setting at OFF the angle icon will not appear, even if the
scene was shot from multiple angles.
Ÿ
ON: Angle icon appears on the TV screen.
Ÿ
OFF: Angle icon does not appear.
1. Press SETUP button to enter GENERAL SETUP PAGE.
Note:
Ÿ You can change the angles using ANGLE button. For
details see page 39.
2. Highlight OSD LANG using 5/6, then press 4button to
go to the right option list. Select the desired language
using 5/6, then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
3. Press SETUP again to exit SETUP MENU.
Note: If the disc you are viewing does not support the On
Screen Display (OSD) language you selected the
player will automatically default to the language
specified on the disc itself.
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Selecting Captions
Path: General Page
Captions
Default Setting: Off
Screen Saver Setting
(SCR Saver)
Path: General Page
SCR Saver
Some newer DVD movies include closed captioning for
hearing impaired viewers. In addition to showing the
dialog spoken by the actors on the bottom of the screen,
like subtitles, the captioning feature also describes the
other sounds that are being heard together with the
dialog. For example the captions might show “sound of
explosion”, “window breaking”, “dog barking”, “brakes
screeching”, etc.
Turns the screen saver option on or off.
If you turn the screen saver on, the screen saver image
appears when you leave the system in pause or stop mode
for more than 1 minute. The screen saver is useful to
prevent your display from becoming damaged.
The DVD protective sleeve or package will indicate whether
a particular movie includes the captions feature, and in
what languages the captions are available.
To turn the Captions feature on:
1. Press the SETUP button to enter the Setup Menu. Use
the 5/6buttons to select the GENERAL SETUP page
and press the ENTER button.
Ÿ
ON: Turns the screen saver on.
Ÿ
OFF: Turns the screen saver off.
Dolby Digital Setup Page
Dynamic Range Setting
Path: Dolby Digital Setup
Dynamic
2. Use the 5/6buttons to select CAPTIONS, then press
the4button to go to the right options list, use the
5/6buttons to select ‘On’, and press the ENTER
button to confirm your selection.
Again, remember that the Captions selector will not have
any effect if the movie you are watching does not include
captions.
Default Setting: OFF
In many listening situations, it is objectionable to allow the
sound to become very loud, and thus the loudest sounds
must be compressed downwards in level. Likewise, the
very quiet sounds would be inaudible and must be brought
upwards in level to be heard. Dolby Digital satisfies these
needs through the dynamic range controlling.
Select the dynamic range compression to fit the individual
listening situation of the audience. The variable range is
from, FULL, 3/4 to 1/4, or OFF.
Ÿ FULL: Audio with fully compressed dynamic range.
Ÿ 3/4~1/4: Audio with partially compressed dynamic range.
Ÿ OFF: Audio with uncompressed dynamic range.
Note: The Dynamic Range settings only support Dolby Digital
programs.
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Preferences
The preferences page allows you to select the default language for the audio, subtitles and disc menus, change the
parental control setting to prevent children from viewing unsuitable material, and change the password which is needed
in order to change the parental control level.
Important: You cannot enter the Preferences page while a DVD disc is playing. If a disc is playing you must press the
STOP button twice to completely stop playback. The STOP indicator appears on the front panel display. When the disc is
stopped, press the SETUP button to enter the Setup Menu Main Page, use the 4 button to move down to Preferences and
then press the ENTER button.
Selecting the Language for Audio
Path: Preferences
Audio
Default Setting: English
To change the language for audio use the Navigation
buttons to highlight the desired language and then press
the ENTER button to select it. The choices are English,
French, Spanish, German, or Japanese.
Notes:
If you select an audio language that is not included on the DVD
movie disc you are watching, the discs own default language is selected automatically.
= During playback you can select any audio language recorded on the disc by repeatedly pressing the AUDIO MENU
button on the remote control, however this will not change the default setting. If you see the “Prohibited” icon when you
press the AUDIO MENU button this means that no other audio language is available on the disc you are watching.
=
Selecting the Language for Subtitles
Path: Preferences
Subtitle
Default Setting: English
To change the subtitle language use the Navigation
buttons to highlight the desired language and then press
the ENTER button to select it. The choices are English,
French, Spanish, German, Japanese, or OFF (no subtitles).
Notes:
= If you select a subtitle language that is not included on the DVD
movie disc you are watching, the discs own default subtitle language is selected automatically.
= During playback you can select any subtitle language recorded on the disc by repeatedly pressing the SUBTITLE
button on the remote control, however this will not change the default setting. If you see the “Prohibited” icon when you
press the SUBTITLE button this means that no other subtitle language is available on the disc you are watching.
Selecting the Language for Disc Menus
Path: Preferences
Disc Menu
Default Setting: English
To change the Disc Menu language use the Navigation
buttons to highlight the desired language and then press
the ENTER button to select it. The choices are English,
French, Spanish, German, or Japanese.
Notes:
= If you select a Disc Menu language that is not included on the
DVD movie disc you are watching, the discs own default Disc Menu language is selected automatically.
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Setting the Parental Control Level
Path: Preferences
Parental
Default Setting: No Parental
Many DVD movie discs contain Motion Picture Association rating codes. This home theater system recognizes the codes
on those discs and provides a method for you to prevent children from viewing films that are unsuitable or objectionable.
Important: If a disc does not include the MPAA coding it will play on this system regardless of the Parental Control level
setting.
The default setting is “ADULT” which means that any Region 1 disc will play on this system. The optional settings range
from “1 KID SAF” to “ADULT”.
For example if you change the Parental Control level setting to “3 PG” (Parental Guidance) the system will refuse to play
a DVD movie disc which is MPAA coded higher than level 3, and the words “PARENTAL VIOLATION” will appear on the
screen.
When you change the Parental Control Level setting the system will ask you for a 4-digit password before making the
change. The Password Verify Page will appear as shown below.
The default password for this system is “1234”. Use the remote control number keys to enter “1 – 2 – 3 – 4” and then press
the ENTER button. The Parental Control level is now changed. You will need to enter the password every time you change
the Parental Control level setting.
Changing the Parental Control Password
Path: Preferences
Password
Change
To change the parental control password from the original factory
setting of “1234” follow the path shown above to “hightlight” the
“CHANGE” heading. Press ENTER and the Password Change Page
will appear.
Use the number keys on the remote to enter the old password “1234”.
Only “XXXX” will appear as you enter the numbers. Then enter a new
4 digit password in the “NEW PASSWORD” box, and enter it again in
the “CONFIRM PWD” box. Press ENTER once more to change the
password from “1234” to the new 4 digit password which you entered.
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Special Functions
Zoom Control
This chapter describes how to use some
special functions, such as subtitle selection,
angle selection, etc.
1. Press the ZOOM button on the remote control during
normal, slow or still (pause) playback.
2. If you press the ZOOM button repeatedly, the
magnification level increases. Three magnification
levels are available. On each press of ZOOM, the
following message will appear on the TV screen.
Notes:
= If you press the 3/4/5/6 buttons, the zoom point
shifts, allowing you to pan the zoomed picture.
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=
Some discs may not respond to the zoom feature.
=
Zooming does not work on subtitles or menu screens
included on DVDs.
=
The magnification level varies depending on the TV
DISPLAY selection in the SETUP menu.
Angle Selection
Subtitle Language Selection
Some DVD discs contain scenes which have been shot
simultaneously from a number of different angles. For
these discs, the same scenes can viewed from each of
the different angles. (The recorded angles differ from disc
to disc.)
Note:
Ÿ This function can only be used for DVD discs on which
subtitles have been recorded in multiple languages.
1.
2.
While playing a title shot from different angles, the
angle mark appears on the TV screen.
Press the ANGLE button to change the scenes from
one angle to other angles(s).
Number changes to show the
number of recorded angles
(1/4
2/4
3/4
4/4,etc.)
Note:
Ÿ The maximum number of angles allowed is 9.
Example: Sequence of angles shot.
While playing a DVD disc, press the SUBTITLE button
repeatedly to select the desired subtitle language.
Subtitles are displayed in the new language immediately.
Notes:
Ÿ The first press shows the current selection. Continue
pressing to select other subtitle languages.
Ÿ Some DVDs display subtitles automatically, and can
not be turned off even if you set the subtitle function to
off.
Ÿ During some scenes, the subtitles may not appear
immediately after you turn them on.
Ÿ Some DVDs allow you to make subtitle selections and
turn subtitles on or off only via the disc menu. Use
5/6/3/4 and ENTER buttons.
Ÿ The maximum number of subtitle languages stipulated
by the manufacturer is 41.
Ÿ You can set a preferred language for subtitle in the
SETUP menu, see page 36.
Audio Language Selection
Note:
Ÿ This function can only be used for DVD discs on which
audio has been recorded in multiple languages.
While playing a DVD disc, press the AUDIO MENU button
repeatedly to select the desired language for audio, and
playback then continues in the desired language.
Notes:
Ÿ The first press shows the current selection.
Continue pressing to select other languages.
Ÿ Some DVDs allow you to change audio selections
only via the disc menu. Use 5/6/3/4and ENTER
buttons.
Ÿ The maximum number of audio languages stipulated
by the manufacturer is 8.
Ÿ You can set a preferred audio language, see page 36.
Depending on the DVD disc, you may be able to change
the audio format (including audio coding type, number of
channels recorded and audio language) using the AUDIO
MENU button. The relevant message appears on the TV
display as shown below.
Continue pressing the AUDIO MENU button to scroll
through all of the languages and audio formats available
on the disc. Stop when you see the desired selection and
playback will begin in that language and that audio
format.
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Other Functions
Listening to the Radio
This chapter describes how to use some
functions contained in the system. i.e. listen to
the radio, how to listen to an external source,
how to select a listening mode, etc.
To listen to preset radio stations
Preset radio stations into the systems memory first (see
“Presetting Radio Stations” on page 22).
1.
Press the TUNER button on the main unit
repeatedly until “FM” or “AM” appears on the front
panel display.
The last received station is tuned in.
2.
Press the PRESET STATION UP/DOWN button
repeatedly to select the preset station you want. Each
time you press the button, the system tunes in one
preset station at a time.
You can also use the number buttons to select a
preset station number directly.
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3.
Adjust the volume level by pressing the VOL 5 or
6 button on the remote control. This system has
a built in Dolby Pro Logic decoder, so you can
enjoy the live sound in Dolby Surround. For
details, see “Other Sound Effects” on page 41.
4.
To turn off the radio, press the STANDBY button.
Listening to the Radio
(Continued)
To listen to non-preset radio stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2.
For manual tuning, press TUNING (5or6) repeatedly.
For automatic tuning, press and hold TUNING (5or6)
until the frequency indicator starts to change
automatically, then release the button.
Adjusting the Left/Right Balance
If your normal listening position is closer to one side
of your room rather than in the exact center, you can
compensate by adjusting the Balance control.
Press the CH LEVEL button on the remote control. The
balance setting will appear on the front panel display as
follows:
If an FM program is noisy
Press MONO/STEREO button on the remote control so
that “MONO” appears on the front panel display. There will
be no stereo effect, but the reception will improve. Press
the button again to restore the stereo effect.
To improve reception
Reorient the supplied antennas.
Bass and Treble Adjustments
The above display indicates an equal balance between
the left and right speakers. To shift the balance to the
right, press the “+” (R) button. To shift the balance to the
left, press the “-” (L) button. Note you must make the
adjustments while the balance setting appears on the
front panel display.
Center Level, Rear Level, and
Subwoofer Level Adjustments
If the sound from the center speaker or rear speakers,
or the subwoofer is too strong or too weak while you are
watching a movie you can adjust those levels with the
CH LEVEL and +/- buttons on the remote control. Press
the CH LEVEL button repeatedly until the front panel
display shows the speaker that you wish to adjust:
CENTER, R-REAR, L-REAR, SUBB. Then press the “+”
or “-” buttons to increase or decrease the level of that
speaker. The adjustment range is +/- 10dB in 1 dB steps.
Other Sound Effects
These adjustments can be made while a movie is
playing or while the disc is stopped.
The default setting for the Bass and Treble level of the 5
satellite speakers is 0dB. To increase or decrease the
Bass or Treble levels press the Bass or Treble buttons
on the remote control. The front panel display will show
Bass or Treble and “0 dB”. While the Bass or Treble
level appears on the front panel display press the CH.
LEVEL “+” or “-” buttons to adjust the levels up or down
as desired.
When listening to music press the DSP Mode button
on the remote control repeatedly to cycle through the
following special Surround Sound options: PRO LOGIC
g3 STEREO gCONCERT gLIVING gHALL gBATH
ROOM g CAVE g ARENA g CHURCH g STEREO g
PRO LOGIC. Select the option that provides the most
desirable effects for the particular type of music that you
are playing.
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Listening to an External Source
If other audio component(s) are connected to this system
(see page 17) You can hear the external source through
the speakers of this system.
1. You can press the TV or Video button to select the
desired external source directly.
2. Operate the unit which is connected to this system.
3. Adjust the volume level by pressing the VOL 5/6
button on the front panel or remote control of this
system. This system has a built in Dolby Pro Logic
decoder, so you can enjoy the live sound in Dolby
Surround.
Night Playback Mode (Front Panel Only)
This feature provides for additional Dynamic Range
Compression during playback of a DVD movie. Press the
NIGHT button on the front panel to switch the Night
function ‘On’. The sound level will be reduced but you will
still have the proper balance of high and low frequencies
to maintain the realism of the special effects. Press the
night button again to switch the Night function ‘Off’ and
resume the normal sound level. This feature is useful
when you watch a DVD movie late at night and do not wish
to disturb others.
DSP Mode Selection
Pressing the DSP Mode button during playback of a DVD
or CD will cycle through all of the various Surround Sound
modes that may be included on that particular movie disc
or audio CD. If the disc you are playing does not include
any additional DSP modes the ‘Prohibited’ icon will
appear when you press the DSP button.
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Speaker Configuration Setup (Front Panel
Only)
As long as you are using the 6 original speakers that were
supplied with this system, you should not change the
Speaker Configuration Setup. The default Speaker
Configuration setup sends only the mid-range and high
frequencies to the satellite speakers and all the low
frequency bass sounds to the subwoofer. If you ever
decide to replace your front left/right, center or rear
satellite speakers with larger full range speakers that can
handle low frequency bass sounds you would use the
Speaker Configuration setup button and the Select button
on the front panel to change the front left/right, center, or
rear settings from “Small” to “Large”. If you change the
front left/right, center, and rear speaker setup from “Small”
to “Large”, the system will automatically send low frequency
bass sounds to these speakers as well. In this case you
could also use the Speaker Configuration setup and
Select buttons to shut the subwoofer ‘Off’, and to adjust
the rear speaker delay from 15ms to 30ms.
Headphone Jack
Connect a set of stereo headphones to this jack for
private listening without disturbing others. The speakers
are automatically disconnected when headphones are
in use. You must use a headphone with a full size plug
(¼”/6.25mm diameter).
ã When using headphones always set the volume
control to a low level before putting the headphones
on. Then put the headphones on and very gradually
increase the volume to a comfortable listening
level.
Additional
Information
Troubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while
using the system, use this troubleshooting guide to help
you remedy the problem. Should any problem persist,
consult your nearest service center by calling
1-800-695-0098.
No power.
Ÿ Is the power cord firmly plugged into the power outlet?
Ÿ One of the safety mechanisms may be operating. In
this event, unplug the player from the power outlet briefly
and then plug it in again.
No picture.
Ÿ Check that the system is connected securely.
Ÿ The video connecting cord is damaged. Replace it with
a new one.
Ÿ Make sure you connect the system to the video input
connector on the TV (see page 17).
Ÿ Make sure you turn on the TV.
Ÿ Make sure you select the video input on the TV so that
you can view the pictures from this system.
Noise (interference) appears in the picture.
Ÿ Clean the disc.
Ÿ If video from this system has to go through your VCR to
get to your TV, the copy-protection applied to some DVD
programs could affect picture quality. If you still experience
problems after checking your connections, please try
connecting your DVD system directly to your TV
S-Video input, if your TV is equipped with this input
(see page 14).
The aspect ratio of the screen cannot be changed even
though you set “TV DISPLAY” in the SETUP menu when
you play a wide picture.
Ÿ The aspect rate is fixed on your DVD disc.
Ÿ If you connect the system with the S-Video cable,
connect directly to the TV. Otherwise, you may not
change the aspect ratio.
Ÿ Depending on the TV, you may not be able to change
the aspect ratio.
There is no sound or only a very low-level sound is heard.
Ÿ Check that the speakers and components are
connected securely.
Ÿ Make sure that you have selected the correct source
on the system.
Ÿ Press MUTE button on the remote control if MUTING is
blinking on the front panel.
Ÿ The protective device on the system has been
activated because of a short circuit. Turn off the
system, eliminate the short-circuit problem and turn
on the power again.
Ÿ The audio connecting cord is damaged. Replace it with
a new one.
Ÿ The system is in pause mode or in slow-motion play
mode, or fast forward or fast reverse is performed
Ÿ Press PLAY (4) to return to normal play mode.
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The left and right sounds are unbalanced or reversed.
Ÿ Check that the speakers and components are connected
correctly and securely.
Ÿ Adjust front balance parameter using CH. LEVEL and R/L +/buttons (see pages 41).
Severe hum or noise is heard.
Ÿ Check that the speakers and components are connected
securely.
Ÿ Check that the connecting cords are away from a
transformer or motor, and at least 3 meters away from a TV
set or fluorescent light.
Ÿ Move your TV away from the audio components.
Ÿ The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly
moistened with alcohol.
Ÿ Clean the disc.
The surround effect is difficult to hear when you are
playing a Dolby Digital sound track.
Ÿ Set the Dolby Surround to “OFF” in the SETUP menu.
Ÿ Check the speaker connections.
Ÿ Depending on the DVD disc, the output signal may at times be
monaural or stereo even if the sound track is recorded in
Dolby Digital format.
No sound is heard from the subwoofer.
Ÿ When you play A DVD movie disc, the player will
automatically select DOLBY DIGITAL audio mode. If the DVD
disc is recorded with Dolby Digital soundtrack you will hear
sound from all 5 satellites plus subwoofer. If the DVD disc
does not come with DOLBY DIGITAL and comes either Dolby
Surround, Dolby Pro Logic or 2 channel Stereo soundtrack,
the subwoofer will not operate. In this case press the DSP
MODE button on the front panel or the remote control to select
2 CH. STEREO audio mode. This will activate the subwoofer.
The sound comes from the center speaker only.
Ÿ Depending on the disc at times the sound may come from the
center speaker only. This is normal.
No
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sound is heard from the center speaker.
Make sure the Center is set. (see page 41)
The listening mode may be set to Dolby Pro Logic Phantom.
Adjust the center speaker volume.
No sound or only a very low-level sound is heard from the
rear speakers.
Ÿ Make sure the Rear is set. (see page 41)
Ÿ The listening mode may be set to 3-Stereo.
Ÿ Adjust the rear speaker volume.
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
Ÿ Check that the antennas are connected correctly.
Adjust the antennas and connect an external antenna if
necessary.
Ÿ The signal strength of the stations is too weak (when turning
in with automatic tuning). Use manual tuning.
Ÿ No stations have been preset.
Ÿ The tuner mode is not selected, select the Tuner mode.
The remote does not function.
Ÿ Remove any obstacles between the remote control and the
system.
Ÿ Move the remote control closer to the system.
Ÿ Point the remote control at the remote sensor on the front
panel.
Ÿ Replace all the batteries in the remote control with new ones
if they are weak.
Ÿ Check that the batteries are loaded correctly.
The disc does not play.
Ÿ There is no disc inside. (“NO DISC” appears on the front panel
display and the TV screen.) Insert a disc.
Ÿ Insert the disc correctly with the playback side facing down
on the disc tray.
Ÿ Clean the disc (see page 13).
Ÿ The system cannot play CD-ROMs, etc. (see page 12). Insert
a DVD, a CD, or a MP3 disc.
Ÿ Check the region code of the DVD disc (see page 12).
Ÿ Moisture has condensed inside the system. Remove the disc
and leave the system turned on for about an hour.
(see page 10)
The system starts playing the DVD automatically.
Ÿ The DVD features the auto playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
Ÿ Depending on the disc, the auto pause signal is recorded.
While playing such a disc, the system stops playback at the
signal.
Stopping playback, Search, Slow-motion play, repeat play
or Program play, etc., cannot be done.
Ÿ Depending on the disc, some of the above operations may not
be available.
Messages do not appear on the TV screen in the
language you want.
Ÿ Select the language for OSD in SETUP menu (see page 36).
The disc must have the language you selected, if not, other
language will be selected.
The language for the sound cannot be changed when you
play a DVD.
Ÿ Multilingual sound is not recorded on the DVD.
Ÿ Changing the language for the sound is prohibited on the
DVD.
The language for the subtitles cannot be changed when
you play a DVD.
Ÿ Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the DVD.
Ÿ Changing the language for the subtitles is prohibited on the
DVD.
The subtitles cannot be turned off when you play a DVD.
Ÿ Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to turn the
subtitles off.
The angles cannot be changed when you play a DVD.
Ÿ Multi-angles are not recorded on some DVDs.
Ÿ Change the angles when the angle mark appears on the TV
screen (see page 39).
Ÿ Changing the angles is prohibited on some DVDs.
The system does not operate properly.
Ÿ Static electricity, etc., may affect the system’s operation.
Disconnect the AC power cord once, then connect it again.
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Glossary
Bit rate
Value indicating the amount of video data compressed in
a DVD per second. The unit is Mbps (mega bit per second).
1 Mbps indicates that the data per second is 1,000,000
bits. The higher the bit rate is, the larger the amount of
data. However, this does not always mean that you can get
higher quality pictures.
Chapter
Sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD that are
smaller than titles. A title is composed of several chapters.
Each chapter is assigned a chapter number enabling you
to locate the chapter you want.
Dolby Digital ( “5.1” , “AC-3”)
This sound format for movie theaters is more advanced
than Dolby Pro Logic Surround. In this format, the rear
speakers output stereo sound with an expanded frequency
range and a subwoofer channel for deep bass is
independently provided. This format is also called 5.1
because the subwoofer channel is counted as 0.1
channel (since it functions only when a deep bass effect is
needed). All six channels in this format are recorded
separately to realize superior channel separation.
Furthermore, since all the signals are processed digitally,
less signal degradation occurs. The name “AC-3” comes
from the fact that it is the third audio coding method to be
developed by the Dolby Laboratories Licensing
Corporation.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
This is a method of decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro
Logic Surround that produces four channels from
two-channel sound. Compared with the former Dolby
Surround system, Dolby Pro Logic Surround reproduces
left-to-right panning more naturally and localizes sounds
more precisely. To take full advantage of Dolby Pro Logic
Surround, you should have one pair of rear speakers and
a center speaker. The rear speakers output monaural sound.
DTS
Digital audio compression technology developed by
Digital Theater Systems, Inc. This technology conforms to
5.1channel surround. The rear channel is stereo and there
is discrete subwoofer channel in this format. DTS
provides the same 5.1 discrete channels of high quality
digital audio. The good channel separation is realized
because all channel data is recorded discrete and
processed in digital.
DVD
A disc that contains up to 8 hours of moving pictures even
though its diameter is the same as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and single-sided DVD,
at 4.7 GB (Giga Byte), is 7 times that of a CD. Furthermore,
the data capacity of a dual-layer and single-sided DVD is
8.5 GB, a single-layer and double-sided DVD 9.4 GB, and
a dual-layer and double-sided DVD 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, one of the
worldwide standards of digital compression technology.
The picture data is compressed to about 1/40 of its
original size. The DVD also uses the variable rate coding
technology that changes the data to be allocated
according to the status of the picture.
The audio data is recorded in Dolby Digital as well as in
PCM, allowing you to enjoy more real audio presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such as the
multi-angle, multilingual, and Parental Control functions
are provided with the DVD.
Multi-angle function
Various angles, or viewpoints of the video camera, for a
scene are recorded on some DVDs
Multilingual function
Several languages for the sound or subtitles in a picture
are recorded on some DVDs.
Parental Control
A function of the DVD to limit playback of the disc by the
age of the users according to the limitation level in each
country. The limitation varies from disc to disc. When it is
activated, playback is completely prohibited, violent scenes
are skipped or replaced with other scenes and so on.
Title
The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a
DVD; a movie, etc., for a picture piece on video software; or
an album, etc., for a music piece on an audio software.
Each title is assigned a title number enabling you to
located the title you want.
Track
Sections of a music piece on a CD. Each track is
assigned a track number enabling you to locate the track
you want.
PCM
Pulse Code Modulation: a data formation.
MPEG AUDIO
International standard coding system to compress audio
digital signals authorized by ISO/IEC. MPEG 1 conforms to
up to 2-channel stereo. MPEG 2 used on DVDs conforms
to up to 7.1-channel surround.
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EMERSON RADIO CORP.
LIMITED WARRANTY
What does this warranty cover? Any manufacturing defects in original material, including original parts and
workmanship, under normal use and conditions.
For how long? For a period of ninety (90) days for labor and for a period of one (1) year for parts, from the date of original
purchase in the U.S.
What will we do? If you need service under this warranty, and you provide us with the dated proof of purchase, we will
provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts, for the time periods set forth above, at an authorized Depot
Repair Facility, or replace the product in our discretion.
How do you make your warranty claim? If it becomes necessary to repair your unit, you can obtain the name and mailing
location of a Depot Repair Facility by dialing 1-800-695-0098. You should pack your unit in a well-padded heavy
corrugated box, enclose your check or money order payable to the Depot Repair Facility in the amount of $9.00 to cover
the return shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy of your proof of purchase (warranty service will not be
provided without a dated proof of purchase).
Finally, you should ship the unit prepaid via UPS or parcel post (insured).
What does your warranty not cover? Your warranty does not cover the following:
Ÿ Damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident, or failure to follow operating instructions.
Ÿ Use of product in a commercial application or rentals.
Ÿ Changes or repairs by anyone other than an authorized Depot Repair Facility.
Ÿ Damage because your unit is improperly connected to the equipment of other manufacturers.
Ÿ Unit on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
Ÿ Damage to equipment not properly connected to the product.
Ÿ Cost incurred in shipping your unit to and from an authorized Depot Repair Facility.
Ÿ Ordinary adjustments which you can perform as outlined in the owner’s manual.
Ÿ Signal reception problems caused by external antenna or cable systems.
Ÿ Products purchased, used, serviced, or damaged outside of the United States.
Ÿ Damage to compact discs or cassettes.
What other limitations apply to you warranty?
THIS WARRANTY IS NOT-TRANSFERABLE AND APPLIES ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND DOES NOT
EXTEND TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT. THIS WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA. ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE
LIMITED IN DURATION TO A PERIOD OF THE EXPRESSED WARRANTY AS PROVIDED ABOVE BEGINNING WITH THE
DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE AT RETAIL AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, SHALL
APPLY TO THE PRODUCT THERE AFTER. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE FITNESS OF THE PROFDUCT FOR
ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED
ABOVE AND IN NO EVENT WILL OUR LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER OF THE
PRODUCT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BELIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
How does state law apply to your warranty?
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, BUT YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHT WHICH VARY FROM
STATE TO STATE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, SO THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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