Audiovox Dimension G 5505 SC Operating instructions

Operating Instructions
AV Control Receiver
Model No.
Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read
the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
SA-BX500
If you have any questions, contact
In the U.S.A.: 1-800-211-PANA (7262)
In Canada: 1-800-561-5505
For U.S.A. only
The warranty can be found on page 57.
For Canada only
The warranty can be found on page 58.
As an ENERGY STAR Partner*,
Panasonic has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
* For Canada only: The word “Participant” is used in place of
the word “Partner”.
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CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE SCREWS.
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within
an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user
to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
CAUTION!
Do not place anything on top of this unit or block the heat radiation
vents in any way. In particular, do not place DVD recorder or CD/
DVD players on this unit as heat radiated from it can damage your
software.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Listening caution
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR
PRODUCT DAMAGE,
* DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN,
MOISTURE, DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO
OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS VASES,
SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
* USE ONLY THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
* DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER (OR BACK); THERE
ARE NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CAUTION!
DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A
BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN ANOTHER
CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE UNIT IS WELL
VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
OR FIRE HAZARD DUE TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE
THAT CURTAINS AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO
NOT OBSTRUCT THE VENTILATION VENTS.
The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and easily
accessible.
The mains plug of the power supply cord shall remain readily
operable.
To completely disconnect this apparatus from the AC Mains,
disconnect the power supply cord plug from AC receptacle.
HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia
Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI
Licensing LLC.
HDAVI Control™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd.
EZ Sync™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co., Ltd.
VIERA Link™ is a trademark of Matsushita Electric Industrial
Co., Ltd.
EST. 1924
EST. 1924
Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is
only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how
you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This
manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer
Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by
playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and
clear without annoying blaring or distortion-and, most importantly,
without affecting your sensitive hearing.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby, Pro Logic, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories.
Manufactured under license under U.S. Patent #’s: 5,451,942;
5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616; 6,487,535 &
other U.S. and worldwide patents issued & pending. DTS is
a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD
and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
© 1996-2007 DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
We recommend that you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise.
Sound can be deceiving. Over time your hearing “comfort level” adapts
to higher volumes of sound. So what sounds “normal” can actually be
loud and harmful to your hearing.
Guard against this by setting your equipment at a safe level BEFORE
your hearing adapts.
To establish a safe level:
• Start your volume control at a low setting.
• Slowly increase the sound until you can hear it comfortably and
clearly, and without distortion.
Once you have established a comfortable sound level:
• Set the dial and leave it there.
Taking a minute to do this now will help to prevent hearing damage or
loss in the future. After all, we want you listening for a lifetime.
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THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN CANADA.
This device complies with RSS-210 of the IC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
(2) This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
-If you see this symbolInformation on Disposal in other Countries outside the
European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your
local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct
method of disposal.
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Before use
Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable
safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference.
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
12) Use only with the cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A.
FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
* Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
* Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
* Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
* Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Listening caution / IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FCC caution: To maintain compliance with FCC regulations, shielded interface cables must be used with this equipment.
Operation with non-approved equipment or unshielded cables may result in interference to radio and TV reception. Any changes
or modifications not approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party:
Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Support Contact:
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Telephone No.: 1-800-211-PANA (7262)
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Enjoying the Home Theater has become easy!
With SA-BX500!
Connections
Until now...
Simple connections
using 2 HDMI cables
and 1 stereo connection
cable!
Many different
cables were
necessary.
∗ Other connections are also
possible.
With SA-BX500!
Settings
Until now…
Automatic speaker setup
is the easiest way to adjust
the speaker settings
(➔ pages 24, 25).
Manual setting for
each speaker.
We must adjust the
speaker settings...
A
VIERA Link
Previous Home Theater systems required multiple
operations.
B
When you connect the unit to your TV (VIERA) and DVD
recorder (DIGA) compatible with VIERA Link
Press just one button and enjoy the Home Theater effect
(➔ pages 32, 33).
The
Home
Theater
begins.
One-touch
playback.
Enjoy the full surround sound from all speakers connected!!
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1
How can we enjoy
TV with surround
sound?
Connections
and settings
are all
complete.
3
TV outputs
Just press
2-channel stereo sounds
on the unit
and only front speakers
on the
are reproducing stereo
remote control
audio output.
to enjoy surround sound
SURROUND
4
Great!! We can enjoy
TV with surround
sound.
(➔ pages 28, 29).
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Listening caution ............................................................................2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..........................................3
Enjoying the Home Theater has become easy! .............................4
Supplied accessories .....................................................................6
Control guide...................................................................................6
Quick guide
Step 1
Placing speakers ................................................................9
Step 2
Connecting speakers .......................................................10
Step 3
Connecting a TV and a
Blu-ray Disc/DVD player ...................................................12
Step 4
Watching TV or DVD ..........................................................14
Preparations
Connections ......................................................................... 16
Basic connections ........................................................................16
Connecting equipment with HDMI terminal ..................................16
Connecting cables to video and audio terminals
(Connecting equipment without HDMI terminal) ...........................17
Connecting cables to S video and audio terminals ....................18
Connecting cables to component and
audio terminals .............................................................................19
Other connections ........................................................................20
To enjoy analog sounds ................................................................20
To enjoy high-quality analog sounds
(Analog 8-channel connections) ...................................................20
To connect the unit to a CD player. ................................................20
To connect the unit for audio or picture recording ..........................21
To connect the unit to a video camera etc. ....................................21
Connecting other speakers ..........................................................22
To connect bi-wire speakers .........................................................22
To connect a second pair of front speakers (SPEAKERS B) ..............22
To enjoy wireless audio with SH-FX67 ..........................................23
Connecting antennas ...................................................................23
Auto speaker setup using the setup microphone ..................... 24
Basic operations
Enjoying the Home Theater ................................................. 26
Basic playback ..............................................................................26
Using surround speakers wirelessly with SH-FX67 ...................27
To enjoy 7.1 channel playback using 2 sets of SH-FX67 ...............27
When you use wireless speakers in another room (MULTI ROOM)....27
Using SPEAKERS B ......................................................................27
Playback when making analog 8-channel connections .............27
Enjoying only with TV speaker .....................................................27
Enjoying 7.1-channel virtual surround playback ........................27
Operations
Listening to surround sound .............................................. 28
Dolby Pro Logic
.......................................................................28
NEO:6 .............................................................................................28
SFC (Sound Field Control) ...........................................................28
Sound field ...................................................................................29
Remote controlling sound effects ...................................... 30
Adjusting Dolby Pro Logic ’s “MUSIC ” mode .........................30
Adjusting NEO:6’s “MUSIC ” mode ..............................................30
Convenient functions .......................................................... 31
Adjusting speaker volumes .........................................................31
Silencing speakers temporarily ...................................................31
Displaying the current status .......................................................31
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Using the VIERA Link “HDAVI ControlTM” ........................... 32
Enjoying the Home Theater through one-touch operations ......33
Using the sound menu ........................................................ 34
Adjusting the speaker level ..........................................................34
Adjusting the bass ........................................................................34
Adjusting the treble ......................................................................34
Balancing front speaker volume ..................................................35
Changing the audio output (Dual program) ................................35
Listening clearly at low volume....................................................35
Using whisper mode surround ....................................................35
Using the setup menu.......................................................... 36
Basic operation .............................................................................36
Adjusting the brightness of the display ......................................37
Using sleep timer ..........................................................................37
Setting speakers and their sizes ..................................................37
Setting distances ..........................................................................37
Setting the lowpass filter ..............................................................38
Changing auto speaker settings .................................................38
To return speakers to factory settings ...........................................38
Setting the unit against automatic polarity adjustment ..................38
Adjusting the high-frequency sound quality of the set frequency
response ......................................................................................38
Making bi-wire setting ..................................................................38
Setting the speaker impedance ...................................................38
Changing the input settings .........................................................39
Setting the placement positions for surround speakers............39
Setting wireless speakers ............................................................39
Setting input signals .....................................................................39
Adjusting input levels for external terminals ..............................39
Reducing standby power consumption
(power save mode)........................................................................40
Setting VIERA Link to “OFF ”........................................................40
Switching the attenuator ..............................................................40
Adjusting the time lag by delaying audio
output when pictures on TV arrives after sounds .......................40
Changing the volume display ......................................................40
Reset (factory settings) ................................................................40
Using headphones............................................................... 41
Recording ............................................................................. 41
Remote controlling a TV or DVD recorder etc....................... 42
Remote controlling a TV, cable box and satellite receiver ...............42
Using two or more Panasonic equipment
(a mini component system, an AV amp etc.) ...............................42
Remote controlling a DVD recorder .............................................43
Remote controlling a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player ...........................44
Entering a code to operate other equipment ..............................45
Before use
Before use
Enjoying the Home Theater has become easy! / Table of contents
Table of contents
Playing an iPod on this unit................................................. 47
Playing music recorded on iPod ..................................................47
Listening to the Radio ......................................................... 48
Preset tuning .................................................................................48
Auto presetting .............................................................................48
Manual presetting .........................................................................48
Listening to preset stations (using the remote control) ..................48
Manual tuning................................................................................49
Tuning directly using the numbered buttons ..................................49
Using the unit................................................................................49
Using the remote control...............................................................49
Reducing excessive noise ...........................................................49
FM frequency step ........................................................................49
Reference
Other information ................................................................ 50
Glossary ............................................................................... 52
Error messages.................................................................... 53
Troubleshooting guide ........................................................ 54
Maintenance ......................................................................... 55
Specifications ...................................................................... 56
Limited Warranty (Only for the U.S.A.)................................ 57
Limited Warranty (Only for Canada) ................................... 58
Product Service ................................................................... 59
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Supplied accessories
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking for replacement parts.
(Product numbers correct as of June 2008. These may be subject to change.)
Only for the U.S.A.: To order accessories, refer to “Accessory Purchases” on page 57.
Only for Canada: To order accessories, call the dealer from whom you have made your purchase.
1 AC power supply cord
(K2CB2CB00021)
1 FM indoor antenna
(RSA0007-M)
1 AM loop antenna
(N1DAAAA00002)
1 Setup microphone
(L0CBAB000128)
2 Batteries
1 Remote control
(N2QAKB000069)
1 Front terminal cover
(RGK2137A-K)
(Canada only)
The enclosed Canadian French label sheet corresponds to the English display on the front and back sides of the unit.
Control guide
This unit
Lights on when playing a disc using
multi-channel LPCM format
Lights on when BI-AMP is on (➔ page 51)
Lights on when playing a disc using
high definition audio format such as
Blu-ray Disc
For switching the surround playback on
and off (The indicator lights up when the
surround playback is on.) (➔ page 29)
Lights on when the following multichannel playback settings are used
• When playing multi-channel sources
• When using surround effects for twochannel sources, etc.
Lights up under the condition that using the
digital transmitter (SH-FX67) is possible
Standby indicator [^]
When the unit is connected to the
household AC outlet, this indicator lights
up in standby mode and goes out when
the unit is turned on.
Standby/on switch [POWER 8]
Press to switch the unit from on to
standby mode or vice versa. In standby
mode, the unit is still consuming a small
amount of power.
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
TUNE
+
For selecting input
sources (➔ pages 15,
26 and 41)
For adjusting volumes
(➔ pages 15, 26 and
41)
For tuning the radio
(➔ page 49)
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
For SETUP operations
(➔ page 36)
L - AUDIO - R
For connecting headphones
(➔ page 41)
Lights on during the
auto speaker setup
(➔ page 24)
For connecting the setup microphone
(➔ page 24)
For selecting front
speakers (➔ pages 24,
26 and 27)
For connecting a video camera etc.
(➔ page 21)
Display
Lights on when
2-channel mix is
functioning
(➔ pages 27, 41
and 51)
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Lights on when
Radio display sleep timer is set
(➔ page 37)
2CH MIX
TUNED
MONO ST
SPEAKERS
BI-WIRE
A
B
Displays front speakers in use
(➔ pages 15, 24, 26 and 27)
General display
M SLEEP
Unit display
ft
Lights on when PCM FIX is selected
(➔ page 39)
DIGITAL INPUT
PCM
DTS 96/24DTS-ES
DIGITAL EX EX
kHz
MHz
Lights on when the
corresponding digital
source is input (➔ page 50)
Frequency unit indicators
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Before use
Speaker terminals (➔ pages 10, 11 and 22)
FRONT A
FRONT
A
R
LF
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
R
HF
CENTER
CENTER
L
SURROUND
SURROUND
S video terminals (➔ pages 18 and 21)
Digital transmitter
terminal
(➔ page 23)
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
L
R
HDMI terminals (➔ pages 12, 13, 16 and 32)
IN
OUT
L
R
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Digital input terminals
(➔ pages 12, 13, 16
to 20 and 32)
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
PB
Class2 wiring
HAUT-PARLEURS
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
IN
GAME
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
Option port terminal
(➔ page 47)
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
AC IN~
AC inlet
(➔ page 12)
IN
CD
Exhaust hole
(Cooling fan)
Component Video
terminals (➔ page 19)
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
Video terminals
(➔ pages 17 and
21)
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
OUT
SUBWOOFER
Audio terminals
(➔ pages 11, 16 to
21)
Antenna terminal
(➔ page 23)
Remote control
AV
SYSTEM
Power button
For confirming speaker
output (➔ page 14)/For auto
speaker setup (➔ pages
24 and 25)/For adjusting
speaker level (➔ page 31)
For listening to surround
sounds (➔ pages 28 to 30)
PLAYER
BD/DVD
ANALOG 8CH
0
DIRECT
TUNING
DISC
VOL
ENTER
DRIVE
SELECT
MUTING
SEARCH/SLOW
STOP
PAUSE
For selecting a channel
TV, cable box and satellite
receiver (➔ page 42)
DVD recorder (➔ page 43)
Radio (➔ page 48)
For adjusting volumes
(➔ pages 14, 15, 26 and
41)
For silencing speakers
temporarily (➔ page 31)
TOP
ME
TOUCH PLAY
ONE
SUB MENU
(R6/LR6, AA)
Place this side in before the other side
when you close.
• Insert so the poles (( and )) match those in the
remote control.
• Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
• Do not heat or expose to flame.
• Do not leave the batteries in an automobile
exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of
time with doors and windows closed.
For operating other
equipment
(➔ pages 33 and 42 to 44)
Remote control signal sensor
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
DTS-HD
For operating SOUND
MENU (➔ pages 34 and
35)/SETUP (➔ page 36)
MULTI CH
LPCM
SURROUND
BI-AMP
M.ROOM
_
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
RETURN
S
AUTO
TEST
SOUND
MENU
NEO : 6
DISPLAY
SURROUND
OFF
SFC
MUSIC
Press on the tab to open.
Use
SKIP
OK
Batteries
For playing 8 channels
sources (➔ page 27)
PLAY
CTIONS
FUN
For inputting channels
TV, cable box and satellite
receiver (➔ page 42)
DVD recorder
(➔ page 43)
Radio (➔ page 48)
For selecting a track or
chapter
DVD recorder (➔ page 43)
Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
(➔ page 44)
For inputting frequencies
(➔ page 49)
CABLE
SAT
CH
N
DIRECT NAVIGATO U
R
For selecting input
sources (➔ pages 26
and 41)
For switching FM or
AM (➔ pages 48 and 49)
RECORDER
DVD
TV
INPUT
SELECTOR FM/AM
For switching an input
source on and off/
Source switching/
Switching remote control
modes (➔ pages 42 to 46)
Supplied accessories / Control guide
Rear Panel
MOVIE
TV
VOL
OPTION TV/VIDEO
PORT
SETUP
For selecting SOUND
MENU (➔ pages 34 and
35)
For operating a TV
(➔ page 42)
For changing the display
(➔ pages 31 and 48)
For playing an iPod (➔
page 47)/For entering
SETUP menu items
(➔ page 36)
Caution
About 7 meters (23 feet) or less
when you sit directly in front of
the signal sensor (Exact distance
depends on angles).
Transmission window
• Do not place an object between the signal
sensor and the remote control.
• Do not place the signal sensor under direct
sunlight or the strong light of an inverter
fluorescent lamp.
• Keep the transmission window and the unit’s
sensor free from dust.
When you set the unit in a cabinet
The remote controlling range may decrease
depending on the thickness or colors of glass
cabinet doors.
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Quick guide
This section guides you through the easiest and simplest way to setup the Home Theater.
Refer to the steps indicated below. The steps 1 to 4 indicate the method one by one from when you purchase
the unit until you can enjoy the Home Theater.
• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Peripheral equipment sold separately unless otherwise indicated.
• To connect equipment, refer to the appropriate operating instructions.
Step
1
Step
2
Step
3
Placing speakers (➔ page 9)
You can enjoy the best sound quality by
setting speakers properly.
Connecting speakers (➔ pages 10 and 11)
You can install and connect speakers in
7.1ch setting.
Connecting a TV and a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
(➔ pages 12 and 13)
You can easily enjoy high-quality pictures
and sounds.
Step
4
Watching TV or DVD (➔ pages 14 and 15)
You can enjoy TV and DVD with surround
sound.
∼♪
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Placing speakers
1
5.1, 6.1, 7.1 etc. channel playback is possible on this unit. This page introduces speaker settings for 7.1 channel
playback.
The ideal placement is to set each speaker (excluding the subwoofer) the same distance away from the listening-viewing
position.
Measure the actual distance from each of the connected speakers to the listening-viewing position and perform steps
instructed in “Setting distances” (➔ page 37) or perform steps instructed in “Auto speaker setup using the setup
microphone” (➔ pages 24 and 25) when you cannot install speakers the same distance away.
Quick guide
Step
C Center speaker
B Front speaker (left)
Placing speakers
Example: Front speakers (2), center speaker (1), surround speakers (2), surround back speakers (2) and
subwoofer (1)
A – H in the illustration below correspond to A – H in “Connecting speakers” (➔ pages 10 and 11).
A Front speaker (right)
D Surround speaker (right)
F Surround back speaker
(right)
H Active
subwoofer
E Surround speaker (left)
G Surround back speaker (left)
Front speakers ( A right, B left)
Place on the left and right of the TV at seated ear height so that there is good coherency between the picture and sound.
C Center speaker
Place underneath or above the center of the TV.
When you do not install the center speaker, sound assigned to it is distributed to front speakers and output from them.
Surround speakers ( D right, E left)
Place on the side of or slightly behind the listening-viewing position.
When you do not install surround speakers, sound assigned to them is distributed to front speakers and output from them.
Surround back speakers ( F right, G left)
Place behind the listening-viewing position, about 1 meter (3 feet) higher than ear level.
When you do not install any surround back speaker, sound assigned to them is distributed to surround speakers or front speakers
and output from them.
H Active Subwoofer
The subwoofer can be placed in any position as long as it is at a reasonable distance from the TV.
Note
• Aim front faces of all speakers at the listening-viewing position for setting.
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Step
2
Connecting speakers
If using 4-mm plug
How to connect speaker cables
1
2
Remove the vinyl
covering the tips of
speaker cables by
twisting it off.
Note
Speaker terminals
A Front speaker (right)
Turn speaker terminals
clockwise and tighten them
before inserting plugs into their
holes.
• Connect speaker cables properly to
terminals after making sure left and right,
and ( and ). Improper connections may
cause the unit to develop problems.
• Do not short-circuit speaker cables. The
action may damage circuits.
(
)
(
)
B Front speaker (left)
C Center speaker
FRONT
FRONT A
A
R
LF
L
CENTER
CENTER
BI-WIRE
Rear panel
FRONT
FRONT A
A
R
LF
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
R
HF
L
CENTER
CENTER
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
L
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
IN
OUT
L
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
HAUT-PARLEURS
Class2 wiring
OUT
TV MONI
PB
PR
Speaker impedance
Front A:
4 to 8 Ω
Center:
6 to 8 Ω
Surround:
6 to 8 Ω
Surround back: 6 to 8 Ω
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
(BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONIT
1
2
3
CENTER
L
AC IN~
R
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROU
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALO
Note
10
• Do not forget to take steps instructed in “Auto speaker setup using the setup microphone” (➔ pages 24 and 25) after connecting a
new speaker.
• When connecting speakers with the impedance of 4 Ω, make sure to set “4 OHMS ” in “Setting the speaker impedance” on page 38.
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Quick guide
Connection cable
Monaural connection cable (not included)
Connecting speakers
Speaker cable (not included)
Use the terminal for the left surround back
speaker when you place the speakers for 6.1
channel playback.
D Surround speaker
(right)
E Surround speaker
(left)
F Surround back speaker G Surround back speaker
(right)
(left)
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
SURROUND
IN
OUT
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
R
L
R
H Active subwoofer
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
L
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
OPTION V.1
LOOP
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
OUT
SUBWOOFER
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Connecting a TV and a Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player
Step
3
Connecting equipment with HDMI terminal
Connection cable
Video and Audio cable
HDMI Cable (not included) (It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable.)
Recommended part number: RP-CDHG10 (1.0 m/3.3 ft.), RP-CDHG15 (1.5 m/4.9 ft.),
RP-CDHG20 (2.0 m/6.6 ft.), RP-CDHG30 (3.0 m/9.8 ft.),
RP-CDHG50 (5.0 m/16.4 ft.), etc.
Audio cable
Optical fiber cable (not included)
Rear panel
FRONT A
A
FRONT
R
LF
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
R
HF
L
CENTER
CENTER
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
L
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
HAUT-PARLEURS
Class2 wiring
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
AC IN~
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
AC power supply cord (included)
Household AC outlet
(AC 120 V, 60 Hz)
Notes on AC power supply cord
• Connect AC power supply cord after all other cables and cords are connected.
• The included AC power supply cord is for use with this unit only. Do not use it with other equipment.
• Do not use an AC power supply cord from any other type of equipment with this unit.
• The unit’s settings remain effective after the AC power supply cord is removed from the household AC outlet.
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• Th
wh
TV
• Ple
• Wh
• Th
(➔
HDMI input
Digital audio out (optical)
Connecting the optical fiber cable
You need an optical fiber cable for
enjoying TV with a digital sound
output.
To enjoy TV with analog surround
sound make connection  as
instructed on page 16.
Note the
shape and fit it
correctly into
the terminal.
Do not bend!
Standby through function
Connecting a TV and a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
TV
Quick guide
Note
• This unit incorporates HDMI™ (V.1.3 with Deep Color) technology that can reproduce greater color gradation (4096 steps)
when connected to a compatible TV. A lower color gradation (256 steps), without deep color, will be reproduced if connected to a
TV which does not support deep color.
• Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover).
• When outputting 1080p signal, please use the HDMI cables 5.0 meters (16.4 feet) or less.
• The audio signal transmitted through HDMI takes priority when you use both HDMI and digital terminals for connection
(➔ pages 16 to 20).
You can hear DVD sounds, etc. from TV speakers
when you turn off the unit connected as shown on
this page. This convenient function enables you to
enjoy DVD etc. without using the unit late at night.
HDMI
Video/Audio out
Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
When connection is complete
“SURROUND”
1. Press
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
SURROUND
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
TUNE
+
2. Press
POWER
SURROUND
to turn the unit on.
to set surround playback.
• The “SURROUND” indicator lights on after the setting.
• You can enjoy 2-channel sources with surround playback.
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Step
Watching TV or DVD
4
Turn the TV on and switch the TV’s input mode (to “HDMI” and others)
“ ” “SURROUND”
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
SURROUND
BI-AMP
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
ENTER
Testing speaker output
You can confirm audio output using the test signal.
1. Press
to turn the unit on.
2. Press
to select an input source other than
“TV ” or “BD/DVD P. ”.
3. Press
SUB MENU
S
to adjust the volume range between
–30dB and –35dB.
AUTO
4. Press TEST to test audio output from all
connected speakers.
• Speakers are displayed in the following order.
(The test signal is output only when the
connected speaker is displayed.)
TV/VIDEO
L → C → R → RS → SBR → SBL → LS → SUBW
When you feel the volume of each speaker is not
balanced with the volume of the front speakers, see
page 31 to adjust the volume balance of speakers.
5. Press
AUTO
TEST
to stop the test signal.
6. Lower the volume to the normal listening level
using
.
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Quick guide
Watching TV or DVD
1
2
To turn the unit on
3
4
Watch TV or DVD
Press
POWER
To select “TV ” or “BD/DVD P. ”
INPUT SELECTOR
Turn
To adjust the volume
VOLUME
Turn
_
+
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Connections
Basic connections
Connecting equipment with HDMI terminal
Connection cable
Video and Audio cable
Audio cable
HDMI cable (not included)
Optical fiber cable
Stereo connection cable
Recommended part number:
(not included)
RP-CDHG10 (1.0 m/3.3 ft.), RP-CDHG15 (1.5 m/4.9 ft.),
RP-CDHG20 (2.0 m/6.6 ft.), RP-CDHG30 (3.0 m/9.8 ft.),
RP-CDHG50 (5.0 m/16.4 ft), etc.
(not included)
White (L)
Red (R)
HDMI cable notes
• It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable.
• This unit incorporates HDMI™ (V.1.3 with Deep Color) technology.
• Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover).
• When outputting 1080p signal, please use the HDMI cables 5.0 meters (16.4 feet) or less.
To enjoy TV with surround sound, make connection  or  shown below according to your equipment.
Audio out Digital audio
(R) (L) out (optical)
TV
HDMI input
Rear panel
SURROUND
SURROUND
L
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
L
IN
OUT
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
CHAQUE)
Class2 wiring
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
HDMI
Video/Audio out
DVD recorder
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
HDMI
Video/Audio out
Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
HDMI
Video/Audio out
Cable box, satellite receiver, etc.
HDMI connection
The HDMI input terminal on the unit’s rear is made to specifications that presume connection of a DVD recorder / Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player etc. When other equipment is connected, sounds may not come out of the unit, or pictures shown on the equipment (TV)
connected to the HDMI output terminal may be disrupted.
In such cases, see pages 17, 18 and 19 and make connections other than HDMI.
Note
16
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• The audio signal transmitted through HDMI takes priority when you use both HDMI and digital terminals for connection (➔ pages 16 to 20).
• You can change the settings on HDMI 3 terminal according to the equipment to connect (➔ page 39).
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• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Peripheral equipment sold separately unless otherwise indicated.
• To connect equipment, refer to the appropriate operating instructions.
Connecting cables to video and audio terminals (Connecting equipment without HDMI terminal)
Audio cable
Video connection cable (not included)
Optical fiber cable (not included)
Stereo connection cable (not included)
White (L)
Red (R)
TV
Connecting the optical
fiber cable
Note the
shape and fit
it correctly
into the
terminal.
To enjoy TV with surround
sound, make connection 
or  instructed on page 16
according to your equipment.
VIDEO IN
Rear panel
Do not
bend!
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
L
Connections
Video cable
Preparations
Connection cable
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
CHAQUE)
Class2 wiring
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
1
Digital audio VIDEO
out (optical) OUT
Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player
Digital audio VIDEO
out (optical) OUT
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
2
(R) (L) VIDEO
Audio out OUT
DVD recorder
VCR
(R) (L)
Audio out
VIDEO
OUT
Cable box or
satellite receiver
(R) (L) VIDEO
Audio out OUT
Game
To connect a DVD recorder with built-in VCR
(When the DVD recorder has DVD/VHS terminals, make the following connections.)
Connect the DVD output terminal as  shown above.
Connect the DVD/VHS output terminal as  shown above.
Note
• When you make HDMI connections (➔ pages 12, 13 and 16), this connection is not necessary.
• The input video signal can be sent out through an output terminal of the same type only.
• You can change the digital input terminal setting according to the equipment to connect (➔ page 39).
 Playback is available with the basic connections (➔ page 26).
In addition
To make high-picture-quality connections (➔ pages 18 and 19)
In addition
To enjoy analog sounds (➔ page 20)
In addition
To connect other equipment, etc. (➔ pages 20 to 23)
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Connections
Connecting cables to S video and audio terminals
Connection cable
Video cable
S VIDEO connection cable (not included)
Audio cable
Optical fiber cable (not included)
Stereo connection cable (not included)
White (L)
Red (R)
To enjoy TV with surround sound, make connection  or
 instructed on page 16 according to your equipment.
TV
Connecting the optical
fiber cable
S VIDEO IN
Note the
shape and fit
it correctly
into the
terminal.
Do not
bend!
Rear panel
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
L
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
CHAQUE)
Class2 wiring
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
Digital audio S VIDEO
out (optical) OUT
Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
Digital audio S VIDEO
out (optical) OUT
(R) (L) S VIDEO
Audio out OUT
(R) (L) S VIDEO
Audio out OUT
(R) (L) S VIDEO
Audio out OUT
DVD recorder
VCR
Cable box or
satellite receiver
Game
Note
18 • The input video signal can be sent out through an output terminal of the same type only.
RQT9223 • You can change the digital input terminal setting according to the equipment to connect (➔ page 39).
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• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Peripheral equipment sold separately unless otherwise indicated.
• To connect equipment, refer to the appropriate operating instructions.
Connecting cables to component and audio terminals
The component video terminals can produce more accurate colors than the S video terminals (➔ page 18).
Audio cable
Optical fiber cable (not included)
Stereo connection cable (not included)
White (L)
Red (R)
To enjoy TV with surround sound, make connection  or
 instructed on page 16 according to your equipment.
TV
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
Y
PB
Connecting the optical
fiber cable
PR
Note the
shape and fit
it correctly
into the
terminal.
Connections
Video cable
Video connection cable (not included)
Preparations
Connection cable
Do not
bend!
Rear panel
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
L
R
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
CHAQUE)
Class2 wiring
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
Y
Digital audio
out (optical)
PB
PR
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
DVD recorder
(R) (L)
Audio out
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
Y
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
PR
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
Cable box or
satellite receiver
IN
VCR
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
Y
Digital audio
out (optical)
PB
PR
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player
Component video terminals
The component video terminals (color-difference video terminals) output red (PR), blue (PB), and luminance (Y) signals
separately. The terminals reproduce colors with greater accuracy for this reason.
Note
• The input video signal can be sent out through an output terminal of the same type only.
• You can change the settings for the digital input terminal and Component Video 3 terminal according to the equipment to connect (➔ page 39).
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Connections
Other connections
Connection cable
Video cable
Video connection cable (not included)
S VIDEO connection cable (not included)
Audio cable
Coaxial cable (not included)
Stereo connection cable (not included)
White (L)
Red (R)
To enjoy analog sounds
Make analog connections according to your equipment and preference. See pages 17, 18 and 19 for video connections.
KCK
Rear panel
OUT
L
IN
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
(L) AUDIO
(R) OUT
Y
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
(L) AUDIO
(R) OUT
Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player
DVD recorder
To enjoy high-quality analog sounds (Analog 8-channel connections)
See pages 17, 18 and 19 for video connections.
Rear panel
CENTER
KCK
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
SUBWOOFER
(L) SURROUND
(R) BACK
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
(L)
SURROUND
(R)
(L)
FRONT
(R)
Blu-ray Disc/DVD
player etc.
Note
• See page 27 for playback instructions.
• When you make HDMI connections (➔ pages 12, 13 and 16), this connection is not necessary.
To connect the unit to a CD player
Make either digital audio (COAXIAL) output connections () or analog audio output connections () according to your equipment
and preference.
ACK
CK
L
Rear panel
OUT
IN
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
20
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT
(COAXIAL)
CD player
(L) AUDIO
(R) OUT
Note
• You can change the digital input terminal setting according to the equipment to connect (➔ page 39).
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• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Peripheral equipment sold separately unless otherwise indicated.
• To connect equipment, refer to the appropriate operating instructions.
To connect the unit for audio or picture recording
Rear panel
BACK
CK
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
S VIDEO
IN
Y
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
DVD recorder, etc.
VIDEO
PR
OUT
IN
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
VIDEO IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
(L) AUDIO
(R) IN
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
Connections
Preparations
You can record audio or pictures to the equipment connected to DVD recorder output terminal (AUDIO, VIDEO, S VIDEO).
See page 41 for more details.
Note
• Connect the recording unit and source unit using the same cable.
To connect the unit to a video camera etc.
These terminals are convenient for equipment you want to connect only temporarily.
Note
• Use a cable,  or  that belongs to the same type as the video cable you used for connecting the unit to your TV.
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
(L) AUDIO
(R) OUT
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
OUT
L - AUDIO - R
Video
camera
etc.
How to attach or remove the front terminal cover
• Attaching the cover is recommended to protect terminals when not in use.
 To attach
 To remove
The dent
Terminal cover
Place the dent on the left to insert.
Press the dent.
Hold the protrusion to remove.
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Connections
Connecting other speakers
To connect bi-wire speakers
Make sure to select “YES ” in “Making bi-wire setting” (➔ page 38) when you connect the unit to bi-wire speakers. The speakers
do not produce adequate sounds unless you make this setting.
If using 4-mm plug
Turn speaker terminals
clockwise and tighten
them before inserting
plugs into their holes.
(
)
(
)
Rear panel
HF
FRONT A
FRONT
A
LF
R
CENTER
CENTER
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
HF
R
SURROUND
SURROUND
L
HF
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
L
R
L
R
Front speaker (R)
Rear view
Front speaker (L)
Rear view
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
Class2 wiring
HAUT-PARLEURS
PB
PR
LF
OUT
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER)
LF
Speaker cable
(not included)
Speaker impedance
BI-WIRE:
4 to 8 Ω
L
R
AC IN~
IN
CD
Note
• Make sure to connect speakers’ HF terminals with the unit’s FRONT B terminals, and speakers’ LF terminals with the unit’s
FRONT A terminals.
• Different amps for high frequency and low frequency signals produce BI-AMP stereo sounds that are clearer and higher in audio
quality when you play on 2 channels sources containing analog audio and 2-channel PCM signals (➔ page 51).
• When connecting speakers with the impedance of 4 Ω, make sure to set “4 OHMS ” in “Setting the speaker impedance” on page 38.
• See “Notes on “To connect bi-wire speakers”” on page 50 for more details.
To connect a second pair of front speakers (SPEAKERS B)
Make the following connections when you wish to install a second pair of speakers in another room and enjoy music there.
Rear panel
FRONT A
A
FRONT
R
LF
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
R
HF
L
CENTER
CENTER
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
L
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
L
Front speaker (R)
Front speaker (L)
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
Speaker impedance
Front A or B:
4 to 8 Ω
Front A and B: 6 to 8 Ω
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
HAUT-PARLEURS
Class2 wiring
PB
Speaker cable
PR
(not included)
OUT
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER)
L
AC IN~
R
IN
CD
Note
• When connecting speakers with the impedance of 4 Ω, make sure to set “4 OHMS ” in “Setting the speaker impedance” on page 38.
• See “Notes on “SPEAKERS B”” on page 51 for more details.
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• Turn off all equipment before making any connections.
• Peripheral equipment sold separately unless otherwise indicated.
• To connect equipment, refer to the appropriate operating instructions.
You can connect left and right surround speakers wirelessly by using Panasonic SH-FX67 (a set consisted of a digital transmitter
and a wireless system sold separately) with the unit (➔ page 27).
To use these options, insert the digital transmitter into the unit’s digital transmitter terminal and connect surround speakers to
SH-FX67’s wireless system. See SH-FX67’s operating instructions for details.
Rear panel
How to insert the digital transmitter
OUND
BACK
ND BACK
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
 Press the dents on both sides with force.
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
Preparations
To enjoy wireless audio with SH-FX67
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
Dents
IN
GAME
• Use care because the
cover may pop out.
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
Connections
wiring
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
 Remove the cover.
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
 Insert firmly with the label side facing front.
Label
Digital
transmitter
Note
• You can enjoy wireless speakers in another room (➔ page 27) (MULTI ROOM). To use multi room function, make sure to select
“MULTI ROOM ” in “Setting wireless speakers” (➔ page 39).
• When “MULTI ROOM ” is set, the surround speakers cannot be used wirelessly.
When the surround speakers are used wirelessly, you cannot set “MULTI ROOM ”.
• By using 2 sets of SH-FX67, you can enjoy 7.1 channel playback, making the surround speakers and surround back speakers wireless.
In that case, make ID number setting (➔ page 27).
• Setting of the surround selector on SH-FX67 is necessary for 7.1 channel playback. See SH-FX67’s operating instructions for
more information.
Connecting antennas
When finished connecting antennas, tune the radio station once (➔ pages 48 and 49) and fix the antennas where reception is best.
Adhesive tape
AM loop antenna (included)
Keep the antenna cord away from DVD recorders,
Blu-ray Disc/DVD players, and other cords.
Rear panel
FM indoor antenna
(included)
Fix the other end of the
antenna where
reception is best.
OUND
BACK
ND BACK
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
wiring
IN
OUT
BD/
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
GAME
AUDIO
CENTER
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
White
2
75 Ω
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
Red
OPTION V.1
LOOP
R
IN
CD
1
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
2
1
L
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
3
FM outdoor antenna (not included)
• Disconnect the FM indoor antenna.
• The antenna should be installed by a competent
technician.
Black
T
FM AN
75 Ω
FM outdoor
antenna
75 Ω coaxial cable
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Auto speaker setup using the setup microphone
Using the supplied setup microphone, you can measure such items as distance from the seating area, polarity and size
and make adjustments for connected speakers.
Keep quiet during the auto speaker setup. Conversational voice, air-conditioning noise and small sounds made
by winds may cause an error or produce an incorrect setting. Speakers output loud test signals during the auto
speaker setup. Make sure to keep little children out of the room.
• Mute the TV volume before starting the auto speaker setup.
• When the subwoofer is connected, make sure it is turned on. (There are subwoofer models that turn off automatically.)
• Set the subwoofer volume to the normal listening level.
• Select “YES ” in “Making bi-wire setting” (➔ page 38) when you connect the unit to bi-wire speakers.
SPEAKERS A
“ ”
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
MULTI CH
LPCM
DTS-HD
SURROUND
BI-AMP
M.ROOM
_
POWER
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
OK
-SETUP
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
“AUTO SPEAKER SETUP”
1
2
3
ENTER
To turn the unit on
Press [^].
The standby indicator “^” goes off when you turn the unit on.
• You can also turn this unit on by pressing [POWER 8] on the unit.
Confirm “
A
” is displayed on the unit’s display.
• If “ A ” is not displayed, press [SPEAKERS A].
Connect the setup microphone (included).
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
Setup microphone
4
SUB MENU
Place the setup microphone (included).
• Place the setup microphone on a flat surface to
stabilize it.
Examples: A level bench sharing the height with
the seating area, a top section of a
sofa etc.
• Set the microphone at seated ear height.
• Use a tripod (for camera and other products) for
best results.
S
Tripod etc.
TV/VIDEO
5
To start the setup
Press and hold [–AUTO, TEST] (on the remote control)
for 2 seconds.
• The “AUTO SPEAKER SETUP” indicator flashes.
• The unit cancels the auto speaker setup halfway through when you give a different
operational instruction before the setup finishes.
• To cancel the setup halfway, press [–AUTO, TEST].
6
To finish the setup
• When all auto settings are made, “COMPLETE ” appears and the “AUTO SPEAKER
SETUP” indicator lights on.
• You can perform other operations after “COMPLETE ” is displayed. The unit keeps the
settings even if you move straight on to another operation.
Press [–AUTO, TEST] (on the remote control).
• Unplug the setup microphone when the setup is finished.
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Note
• The setup microphone is sensitive to heat. Keep it away from direct sunlight and avoid placing it on top of the unit.
• These settings remain effective after the unit goes off.
• The setup microphone jack is for use with the setup microphone only. Do not connect other microphones.
• The volume may reach an extremely high level when you repeat the auto speaker setup.
When the auto speaker setup is finished, check the volume before starting playback.
• Setting the connection status and adjusting the level are the only available adjustment for the subwoofer through the auto speaker setup.
Such factors as speaker types, room conditions and speaker placement may cause the unit to set speaker size,
lowpass filter frequency and other items differently for the same type of speakers or produce settings that differ from
the actual characteristics of respective speakers.
When sound from speakers seems odd, check the following settings. When you find undesirable settings, correct them
manually.
• See “Setting speakers and their sizes”, “Setting distances” and “Setting the lowpass filter” (➔ pages 37 and 38).
Error messages
When one of the following error messages appears, press [–AUTO, TEST] to cancel and perform the auto speaker setup again.
Message
CONNECT MIC
NO MIC
NOISY
MEASURING ERROR
Cause
• The setup microphone is not connected.
Countermeasure
• Connect the setup microphone properly.
• The setup microphone comes off during the
• Check to make sure the microphone is connected
auto speaker setup and correct measurement
properly.
cannot be achieved.
• Loud noise is preventing measurement.
• A speaker is too far.
• An error occurred from an unknown cause.
• Perform the auto speaker setup again when the
room is quiet.
• Turn off an air-conditioner and other equipment
that are producing noise.
• Check speaker locations.
• Perform the setup again.
• Connect to the left surround back speaker
terminal when you connect only one surround
back speaker.
CHECK CONNECTION
TO SBL SPEAKER
• The right surround back speaker was
detected, but the left surround back speaker
was not detected.
NEED TO CONNECT
LS/RS SPEAKERS
• Surround back speakers were detected, but
left and right surround speakers were not
detected.
• Connect surround speakers as well when you
connect surround back speakers.
CHECK CONNECTION
TO LS SPEAKER
• The unit cannot detect the surround speaker
(left).
• Check connections.
CHECK CONNECTION
TO RS SPEAKER
• The unit cannot detect the surround speaker
(right).
• Check connections.
CHECK CONNECTION
TO L SPEAKER
• The unit cannot detect the front speaker (left).
• Check connections.
CHECK CONNECTION
TO R SPEAKER
• The unit cannot detect the front speaker
(right).
• Check connections.
LOW SIGNAL
• Test signals from the speakers are too weak
to allow accurate measurement with the
microphone.
Auto speaker setup using the setup microphone
DISTANCE : The unit measures the distance between each speaker and the seating area and corrects the sound delay in the
seating area. The maximum speaker distance for correcting the delay is 15 meters (45 feet).
POLARITY : The unit checks the polarity of each speaker and, when the polarity is wrong, corrects it.
Select “CHECK NO ” in “Setting the unit against automatic polarity adjustment” (➔ page 38) before starting the auto
speaker setup when you do not want the unit to adjust polarity automatically.
SIZE / LEVEL / FREQUENCY : The unit measures acoustic characteristics of the room including speaker characteristics (size,
speaker connection status, output level and lowpass filter settings) and adjusts them.
Preparations
With the setup microphone, the unit automatically sets the following.
• Check the left surround back speaker’s
connections.
• Change the microphone location (height,
direction etc.).
• Check if there is any obstacle near a speaker
that is blocking the test signals.
• Set the subwoofer volume to the normal listening
level.
When the “AUTO SPEAKER SETUP” indicator is off after the auto speaker setup:
Auto speaker settings have been cancelled as a result of various setting changes.
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Enjoying the Home Theater
INPUT SELECTOR
VOLUME
SURROUND
SPEAKERS B
SPEAKERS A
_
“MULTI CH PROCESSING”
+
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
“SURROUND”
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
“ ”
POWER
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
TUNE
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
“WIRELESS READY SURROUND, M. ROOM”
Basic playback
1
2
3
ENTER
To turn the unit on
Press [^].
• The standby indicator “^” goes off when you turn the unit on.
• You can also turn this unit on by pressing [POWER 8] on the unit.
Confirm “
A
” is displayed on the unit’s display.
• Check the “SURROUND” indicator is lighting up. If not, press [SURROUND] on
the unit to set surround playback (➔ pages 13 and 29).
To switch input sources
Press [INPUT SELECTOR] repeatedy.
FM  AM  CD  TV CABLE/SAT BD/DVD P. (Blu-ray Disc/DVD player)


GAME  OPTION P.  AUX VCR DVD R. (DVD recorder)
• You can also switch input sources using [INPUT SELECTOR] on the unit.
SUB MENU
S
TV/VIDEO
4
5
To play a DVD recorder with built-in VCR
(If the equipment has the output terminal specifically for DVD/VHS.)
(➔ page 17)
• To play a DVD: select “DVD R. ”.
• To play a video cassette: select “VCR ”.
Play the selected input source.
To adjust the volume
Press [VOL
+, –].
Volume range: – – dB (minimum), –79dB to 0dB (maximum)
• You can also adjust the volume using [VOLUME +, –] on the unit.
• You can change dB value display to numeric value display (➔ page 40).
 To finish the Home Theater
Be sure to reduce the volume and press [^] to turn the unit to standby.
Note
• See page 50 for digital signals that can be played on this unit.
• Images recorded with x.v.Color or Deep Color (➔ page 52) are also supported.
• If “ A ” is not displayed in step 2, press [SPEAKERS A].
• Press [SPEAKERS A] or [SPEAKERS B] to switch “ A ” and “ B ” on when bi-wire
speakers are connected (➔ page 22).
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The “WIRELESS READY SURROUND” indicator stays on
while the digital transmitter is connected.
The indicator may stay off or flash in the following cases.
The indicator stays off:
• When the “MULTI CH PROCESSING” indicator is off
• When using “MULTI ROOM ” (➔ below)
The indicator flashes:
• When radio waves are interrupted (when SH-FX67 is turned off)
To enjoy 7.1 channel playback using 2 sets
of SH-FX67
You need to set ID number for the second SH-FX67.
• Turn on either of the 2 sets.
• Insert the digital transmitter supplied with the one which is
OFF to this unit. (➔ page 23)
1. Turn the unit on.
• “WIRELESS READY SURROUND” indicator flashes.
2. Press [FM/AM] on the remote control.
3. Press [3] on the remote control while
pressing [TUNE 1] on the unit.
• ID set mode starts.
4. Press ID set button on the SH-FX67
which is ON while “P ” is displayed on the
display panel.
5. Press [3] on the remote control while
pressing [TUNE 1] on the unit.
• “WIRELESS READY SURROUND” indicator lights up.
• The setting is completed.
Note
• The digital transmitter supplied with SH-FX67 which is ON is
not used.
• We recommend you keep the unused digital transmitter in a
safe place.
Sound is output from the speakers connected to the FRONT B
terminals on this unit.
Press [SPEAKERS B] on the unit to switch
“ B ” on.
To turn off speakers connected to the FRONT A
terminals
Switch “ A ” on the display off by pressing [SPEAKERS A].
• See the note on page 51.
Basic operations
• Insert the digital transmitter into the unit’s digital transmitter
terminal and connect surround speakers to SH-FX67’s
wireless system (➔ page 23).
By using 2 sets of SH-FX67, you can enjoy 7.1 channel playback,
making the surround speakers and surround back speakers wireless.
• See SH-FX67’s operating instructions for details.
• Make sure to turn the unit off before inserting or removing the
digital transmitter.
• See the note on page 50.
Using SPEAKERS B
Playback when making analog
8-channel connections
• Make analog 8-channel connections (➔ page 20).
• Select “SPEAKERS A” (➔ page 26).
• Switch the input source to “BD/DVD P. ” (➔ page 26).
Press and hold [BD/DVD PLAYER,
–ANALOG 8CH] until “BD P. 8CH ” is
displayed.
• To cancel, press and hold until “BD/DVD P. ” is displayed.
• See the note on page 51.
Enjoying only with TV speaker
• When image equipment such as TV and recorder is
connected to this unit via HDMI (➔ pages 12, 13 and 16),
images/audio signals from the recorder go through this unit
and are transmitted to TV even if this unit is turned off (Standby
through function). This is convenient to enjoy only with TV
speaker.
• Images recorded with x.v.Color or Deep Color (➔ page 52)
are also supported.
Enjoying the Home Theater
Using surround speakers wirelessly
with SH-FX67
Enjoying 7.1-channel virtual surround
playback
Even if the surround back speakers are not connected, you can
enjoy 7.1-channel virtual surround playback when playing more
than 6-channel audio signals.
Note
• When you place the surround speakers at the back of the
listening-viewing position, set to “REAR SPK ” in “Setting the
placement positions for surround speakers” (➔ page 39).
When you use wireless speakers in another
room (MULTI ROOM)
• Be sure to set “MULTI ROOM ” in “Setting wireless speakers”
(➔ page 39).
• The audio signals come out of front and center in 2CH MIX
(2-channel mix)
• When the digital transmitter is inserted and “MULTI ROOM ” is set ,
the “WIRELESS READY M. ROOM” indicator lights on. However, the
indicator may turn off in the following cases.
- When radio waves are interrupted (when SH-FX67 is turned
off)
- When the surround speakers are in use of wireless
(➔ above).
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Listening to surround sound
You can add surround effects or create surround sound from 2-channel stereo sources.
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic
offers you surround playback of 2-channel stereo sources.
The technology enables you to play 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS sources on
7.1 channels (when two surround back speakers are connected to the unit) and on
6.1 channels (when only one surround back speaker is connected).
The technology makes surround back channels available for the playback of Dolby Digital
Surround EX sources.
Press [
PL
Press [
].
PL
], and then press [e] [r] to change the mode.
MOVIE  MUSIC  EX or GAME
To cancel: Press
ENTER
[SURROUND, OFF].
NEO:6
NEO:6 offers you surround playback of 2-channel stereo sources.
The technology enables you to play 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS sources on 6.1
channels.
Press [NEO:6].
Press [NEO:6], and then press [e] [r] to change the mode.
CINEMA  MUSIC
To cancel: Press
SUB MENU
[SURROUND, OFF].
S
SFC (Sound Field Control)
You can add presence and spread to surround sound according to your preference.
TV/VIDEO
 MUSIC
Use this mode when playing music.
Press [SFC MUSIC].
Press [SFC MUSIC] again to change the mode.
LIVE  POP/ROCK  VOCAL  JAZZ  DANCE  PARTY
You can also select each of the following modes by pressing [SFC MUSIC], and [e] [r]
in succession.
To cancel: Press [SURROUND, OFF].
 MOVIE
Use this mode when playing movies.
Press [SFC MOVIE].
Press [SFC MOVIE] again to change the mode.
NEWS  ACTION  STADIUM  MUSICAL  GAME
You can also select each of the following modes by pressing [SFC MOVIE], and [e] [r]
in succession.
To cancel: Press
[SURROUND, OFF].
Note
• Surround effects may be unavailable depending on sources.
• These settings remain effective after the unit goes off.
• The unit makes output through speakers according to the number of channels recorded in
sources when you switch Dolby Pro Logic , NEO:6 or SFC off.
Example: The unit makes output through front speakers, the center speaker, surround
speakers, and the subwoofer when you play 5.1-channel sources. Surround
back speakers go silent.
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Operating on the unit
This mode produces good effects
when you play commercial film titles in
the Dolby Surround format.
Sounds assigned to surround back
channels become stereo in playback
when you connect two surround back
speakers to the unit.
“MUSIC ”
Use this mode when playing music.
“EX ”
(Dolby Digital EX)
This mode produces good effects
when you play commercial film titles
recorded in the Dolby Digital Surround
EX format.
This mode is effective on sources
containing surround channels only.
Sounds assigned to surround back
channels become monaural in playback
when you connect two surround back
speakers to the unit.
“
DIGITAL EX” or “
EX” replaces
“
PL
” on the display when you
connect one surround back speaker.
“GAME ”
You can play games with dynamic
sounds in this mode.
This mode is effective on 2-channel
stereo sources.
The effect of this mode becomes
same as “MOVIE ” when surround and
surround back speakers are
unconnected (➔ pages 10, 11, 24 and
25) or when you set them as absent in
“Setting speakers and their sizes” (➔
page 37).
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
SURROUND
• The “SURROUND” indicator lights on after the setting.
• Surround playback switches on/off each time you press the
button.
• When surround playback is activated by pressing
[SURROUND], the mode is set to the previously selected
sound field setting. Use remote control to change the setting
(➔ page 28).
• The factory setting is “MOVIE ” of Dolby Pro Logic .
Note
• The unit memorizes whether [SURROUND] has been pressed
on or off for each input source.
• Not available when “ A ” does not light on (➔ page 26).
Sound field
Dolby Pro Logic
• You can select the most suitable mode according to the input
signals.
• You can make more detailed settings in “MUSIC ” mode
(➔ page 30).
NEO:6
• You can select the most suitable mode according to the input
signals.
• The subwoofer goes silent when you use NEO:6 on 2-channel
stereo sources as long as all speakers have been set as
“LARGE ” in “Setting speakers and their sizes” (➔ page 37).
• You can make more detailed settings in “MUSIC ” mode
(➔ page 30).
NEO:6
SFC (Sound Field Control)
SFC (Sound Field Control)
• SFC cannot be selected when you connect no surround
speaker to the unit or you set the surround speaker as
unconnected.
• Sound may be distorted when the selected input source and
SFC mode do not match.
In such cases, select another mode.
“CINEMA ”
Use this mode when playing movies.
“MUSIC ”
Use this mode when playing music.
“LIVE ”
Imparts the reflection and spread of a
large concert hall.
“POP/ROCK ”
Best suited for dynamic sound such as
pop and rock music.
“VOCAL ”
Best suited to enhance vocals.
“JAZZ ”
Enjoy sound reflections as if you were
in a small Jazz club.
“DANCE ”
Enjoy a dance hall like audio effect.
“PARTY ”
This mode gives you a stereo impression
wherever your listening position may be.
Music played in the mode sounds like
background music at parties.
“NEWS ”
Best suited to emphasize the human
voice.
“ACTION ”
Best suited for action movies with impact.
“STADIUM ”
Enjoy a feeling like being at a live
sporting event.
“MUSICAL ”
Enjoy a feeling like being at a live
musical performance.
“GAME ”
Enjoy games with greater audio impact.
Listening to surround sound
“MOVIE ”
“SURROUND”
Operations
Dolby Pro Logic
Press [SURROUND].
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Remote controlling sound effects
See pages 28 and 29 for information about each mode.
Adjusting Dolby Pro Logic
’s “MUSIC ” mode
You can use the following modes when the input source is 2-channel stereo.
■ Dimension Control
You can make up for differences in the output level of the front and surround speakers.
1. Press [ PL ] to activate Dolby Pro Logic .
2. Press [ PL ], next press [e][r] to select “MUSIC ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “DIMEN ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] for adjustment, and press [OK] to confirm.
Adjustment range: -3 (More surround sound) to +3 (More front sound)
Factory setting: 0
ENTER
■ Center Width Control
In this mode, you can play music more naturally by adjusting sounds assigned to front and
center speakers as a whole.
1. Press [ PL ] to activate Dolby Pro Logic .
2. Press [ PL ], next press [e][r] to select “MUSIC ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “C-WIDTH ”, and press [OK] to
confirm.
4. Press [e][r] for adjustment, and press [OK] to confirm.
SUB MENU
S
Adjustment range: 0 (Center becomes clearer) to 7 (Center becomes wider)
Factory setting: 3
TV/VIDEO
Adjusting NEO:6’s “MUSIC ” mode
You can use the following mode when the input source is 2-channel stereo.
■ Center Image Control
In this mode, you can play music more naturally by adjusting sounds assigned to front and
center speakers as a whole.
1. Press [NEO:6] to activate NEO:6.
2. Press [NEO:6], next press [e][r] to select “MUSIC ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “C-IMAGE ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] for adjustment, and press [OK] to confirm.
Adjustment range: 0 (Center becomes clearer) to 5 (Center becomes wider)
Factory setting: 2
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Convenient functions
Adjusting speaker volumes
Adjust speaker output to balance front speaker sounds with those from each of the other
speakers in the seating area.
• Press [SPEAKERS A] on the unit to switch “ A ” on.
• Press [SPEAKERS A] or [SPEAKERS B] to switch “ A
B ” on when bi-wire speakers
are connected.
(If you select “SPEAKERS B” only, the test signal will not be output.)
1. Press [INPUT SELECTOR] to select an input source which is
not connected.
ENTER
• Or stop the playback of connected equipment.
3. Press [–AUTO, TEST].
• Speakers are displayed in the following order.
L
L
SUB MENU
C
R
C
RS
R
SBR
RS
SBL
SB
LS
SUBW or
LS
SUBW
S
(If you connect one surround back
speaker)
Operations
2. Press [VOL
+, –] to adjust the volume range
between –30dB and –35dB.
TV/VIDEO
How speakers are displayed
L : Front left, C : Center, R : Front right , RS : Surround right, SBR : Surround back
right, SBL : Surround back left, SB : Surround back (If you connect one surround
back speaker), LS : Surround left, SUBW : Subwoofer
4. Press [e] [r] to adjust the speaker volume when the test
signal is being output from the speaker to adjust.
• To shift the test signal output to next speaker, press [q].
Adjustment range: –20 dB to +10 dB
Factory setting: 0 dB
SUBW only:
MIN (minimum), 1 to 29, MAX (maximum)
Factory setting: 20
5. Press [–AUTO, TEST] to finish.
6. Lower the volume to the normal listening level using
+, –].
[VOL
Note
• The front speakers cannot be adjusted with this operation. To adjust the front speaker
volumes, press [VOL
+, –].
• To adjust the volume balance of left and right front speakers, see “Balancing front speaker
volume” (➔ page 35).
Silencing speakers temporarily
Press [MUTING].
• “MUTING ” flashes while muting is activated.
• Press the button again to cancel the operation.
• Muting is cancelled when you turn the unit off or adjust the volume.
Displaying the current status
Remote controlling sound effects / Convenient functions
• Connected speakers output the test signal.
1. Press [INPUT SELECTOR].
2. Press [DISPLAY].
• The sound volume, SFC setting and Digital input (terminal name/format) scroll in turn across
the display.
• When the unit is receiving a dual audio signal, the reception status is displayed (➔ page 35).
• Preset channel number is also displayed when the preset channel is tuned (➔ page 48).
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Using the VIERA Link “HDAVI ControlTM”
What is VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” ?
VIERA LinkTM is a new name for EZ SyncTM.
VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” is a convenient function that offers linked operations of this unit, and
a Panasonic TV (VIERA) or DVD recorder (DIGA) under “HDAVI Control”. You can use this function
by connecting the equipment with the HDMI cable. See the operating instructions for connected
equipment for operational details.
• VIERA Link “HDAVI Control”, based on the control functions provided by HDMI which is an industry standard known as HDMI
CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), is a unique function that we have developed and added. As such, its operation with other
manufacturers’ equipment that supports HDMI CEC cannot be guaranteed.
• This unit supports “HDAVI Control 3” function.
“HDAVI Control 3” is the newest standard (current as of December, 2007) for Panasonic’s HDAVI Control compatible equipment.
This standard is compatible with Panasonic’s conventional HDAVI equipment.
• Please refer to individual manuals for other manufacturers’ equipment supporting VIERA Link function.
You can enjoy the followings by using the remote control of TV (VIERA)
1 You can select “Speaker Selection” (“Home Cinema” or “TV”).
Home Cinema: This unit will be automatically turned on if it is in standby mode and the sound is from the speakers
connected to this unit. You can also adjust the volume level by using the volume control buttons.
TV: TV speakers are active.
2 When you switch off the TV (VIERA), this unit automatically turns off.
(This operation is unavailable when you set the input source as “FM ”, “AM ”, “CD ” or “OPTION P. ” on this unit.)
When VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” compatible recorder (DIGA) is connected with HDMI cable, the recorder (DIGA)
also turns off.
Note
• When you operate the TV (VIERA) such as selecting a channel this unit’s input selector will automatically switch to “TV ”.
• When you operate DVD recorder (DIGA), this unit’s input selector will automatically switch to “DVD R.”.
• To operate other functions, use this unit’s remote control.
Connection
Connect your home theater equipment (VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” compatible VIERA television and DIGA DVD
recorder) with an HDMI cable.
• It is recommended that you use Panasonic’s HDMI cable.
Recommended part number: RP-CDHG10 (1.0 m/3.3 ft.), RP-CDHG15 (1.5 m/4.9 ft.), RP-CDHG20 (2.0 m/6.6 ft.),
RP-CDHG30 (3.0 m/9.8 ft.), RP-CDHG50 (5.0 m/16.4 ft.), etc.
• This unit incorporates HDMI™ (V.1.3 with Deep Color) technology.
• Non-HDMI-compliant cables cannot be utilized.
• Please use High Speed HDMI Cables that have the HDMI logo (as shown on the cover).
• When outputting 1080p signal, please use the HDMI cables 5.0 meters (16.4 feet) or less.
• You cannot enjoy TV sounds on this unit with only an HDMI cable. Connect TV to this unit with the optical fiber cable to
enjoy TV sound.
Digital audio
out (optical)
Rear panel
FRONT A
A
FRONT
R
LF
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
R
HF
L
CENTER
CENTER
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
L
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
R
IN
OUT
L
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
IN
OUT
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
HAUT-PARLEURS
Class2 wiring
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
GAME
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
OUT
OUT
IN
(BD/ IN
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
HDMI IN
TV (VIERA)
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
(CD)
COAXIAL
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
AC IN~
R
IN
CD
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
HDMI
OUT
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT EXT
GND
AM ANT
DVD recorder
(DIGA)
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Setup
Switch on all your equipment.
Switch on your television (VIERA).
Switch television (VIERA) input to HDMI terminal that this unit is connected to.
Ensure that this unit’s input is set to “DVD R.” in order to view pictures from DVD recorder (DIGA)
correctly.
1
2
3
4
Note
This setup should be done each time when the following conditions occur:
• for the first time
• when adding or reconnecting equipment
• when changing setup
Enjoying the Home Theater through one-touch operations
ENTER
To adjust the volume: Press [VOL
+, –].
You can also adjust the volume on your TV (VIERA)’s remote control.
(A message informing the action appears on your TV while you adjust the volume.)
SUB MENU
S
TV/VIDEO
Using the VIERA Link “HDAVI ControlTM”
The following operations are automatically performed when you just press [ONE TOUCH
PLAY].
1. The DVD recorder goes on and starts playing back the recorded media in the selected
drive (e.g. HDD, DVD).
2. The TV goes on and the TV input changes.
3. The speakers produce sounds after the unit is turned on and the input source for the unit
switches to “DVD R. ”.
Operations
Aim the remote control at the DVD recorder (DIGA) and press
[ONE TOUCH PLAY].
When not using this function
Set VIERA Link “HDAVI Control” to “OFF ” (➔ page 40).
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Using the sound menu
 Sound menu items
The display shown below indicates the sound menu items. Refer to each section for details.
“CH LEVEL”
(➔ below)
“DUAL”
(➔ page 35)
“BASS”
(➔ below)
“DRCOMP”
(➔ page 35)
“TREBLE”
(➔ below)
“W. S.”
(➔ page 35)
“BALANCE”
(➔ page 35)
“EXIT”
Adjusting the speaker level
You can adjust the speaker levels of the center speaker, surround speakers, surround back
speakers and the subwoofer respectively.
1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “CH LEVEL ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select a speaker to adjust, and press [OK] to
confirm.
ENTER
How speakers are displayed
C : Center, LS : Surround left, RS : Surround right,
SBL : Surround back left, SBR : Surround back right,
SB : Surround back (If you connect one surround back speaker), SUBW : Subwoofer
4. Press [e][r] to adjust the level, and press [OK] to confirm.
SUB MENU
S
TV/VIDEO
Adjustment range:
C, LS, RS, SBL, SBR, SB (If you connect one surround back speaker);
–20 dB to +10 dB
SUBW; ---, MIN, 1 to 29, MAX
Factory setting:
C, LS, RS, SBL, SBR, SB (If you connect one surround back speaker); 0 dB
SUBW; 20
5. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”, and press [OK] to
finish the setting.
Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or to cancel the setup in the halfway.
Note
Note
• If you press buttons other
than [e][r][w][q], [OK] and
[RETURN] while setting the
sound menu, the sound menu
operation will stop. To continue
the operation, see pages 34
and 35.
• Select “--- ” to stop output from the subwoofer.
• Sound can be distorted if you raise the volume while the subwoofer level is high. Reduce
the subwoofer level if this occurs.
• When “MULTI CH PROCESSING” indicator is off, you cannot adjust speakers other than
the subwoofer.
Adjusting the bass
You can adjust the bass through this operation.
1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “BASS ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] for adjustment, and press [OK] to confirm.
Adjustment range: -10 dB to +10 dB
Factory setting: 0 dB
4. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”, and press [OK] to
finish the setting.
Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or to cancel the setup in the halfway.
Adjusting the treble
You can adjust the treble through this operation.
1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “TREBLE ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] for adjustment, and press [OK] to confirm.
Adjustment range: –10 dB to +10 dB
Factory setting: 0 dB
4. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”, and press [OK] to
finish the setting.
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Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or to cancel the setup in the halfway.
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1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound
menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “BALANCE ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [w][q] for adjustment, and press
[OK] to confirm.
How speakers are displayed
L : Front left, R : Front right
You can adjust the balance by moving the bar on the
screen left and right.
• As the bar on the screen approaches “L ”, the audio
output from speakers balances front left.
• As the bar on the screen approaches “R ”, the audio
output from speakers balances front right.
4. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”,
and press [OK] to finish the setting.
Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or
to cancel the setup in the halfway.
Note
• The bar shows the current balance of the front speakers.
• You cannot use this function when both “ A ” and “ B ” are off.
Changing the audio output
(Dual program)
This function compresses the dynamic range of Dolby Digital
contents.
Without affecting the sound field, the function makes spoken
lines easier to catch at low volume by reducing the difference
between the maximum and minimum sounds created by
audio signals. This convenient function allows you to enjoy
commercial sources late at night when you cannot produce big
sounds.
1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound
menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “DRCOMP ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select a mode and press
[OK].
OFF :
The software is played with the original dynamic range.
STANDARD :
The level recommended for household viewing
MAX :
The maximum allowable compression (recommended for
night viewing)
Factory setting: OFF
4. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”,
and press [OK] to finish the setting.
Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or
to cancel the setup in the halfway.
Note
You can select audio output mode when playing back dual
audio sources.
• You can check the dual audio status on the display
(➔ page 31).
• This function does not work when transmitted signal
information does not support it.
1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound
menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “DUAL ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select an audio mode,
and press [OK] to confirm.
This function is effective only during surround playback.
This function enables the surround playback to be effective
even when the volume is very low.
MAIN : Main audio output
SAP : Sub channel audio output
M+S : Main and sub channel audio output
Factory setting: MAIN
4. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”,
and press [OK] to finish the setting.
Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or
to cancel the setup in the halfway.
Using whisper mode surround
Operations
You can adjust the balance of the front speakers.
Listening clearly at low volume
Using the sound menu
Balancing front speaker volume
1. Press [SOUND MENU] to enter the sound
menu.
2. Press [e][r] to select “W. S. ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “ON ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
OFF : For not using whisper mode surround
ON : For using whisper mode surround
Factory setting: OFF
4. Press [SOUND MENU] to select “EXIT ”,
and press [OK] to finish the setting.
Press [RETURN] to return to the previous display or
to cancel the setup in the halfway.
Note
• This function is effective when Dolby Pro Logic , NEO:6 or
SFC is activated with 2-channel source input.
• This function cannot be used when SPEAKERS A is turned
off.
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Using the setup menu
INPUT SELECTOR
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
MULTI CH
LPCM
DTS-HD
SURROUND
BI-AMP
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
RETURN
L - AUDIO - R
-SETUP
OK
Basic operation
g Common operation for setup menu
Using the remote control
ENTER
To enter the
SETUP
Press and hold
[OPTION PORT,
–SETUP] for about
2 seconds.
Press and hold
[RETURN, –SETUP]
for about 2 seconds.
To select items/
settings
Press [e][r] to
select desired items
or settings and press
[OK] to confirm.
Turn [INPUT
SELECTOR] to select
desired items or
settings and press
[OK] to confirm.
Press [RETURN]
several times to select
“EXIT ” and press [OK]
to finish the setting.
Press [RETURN,
–SETUP] several
times to select “EXIT ”
and press [OK] to
finish the setting.
(See below for menu
items.)
To finish the
setting
• The display returns to the
previous screen.
• You can also select “EXIT ”
by pressing [e][r] while
selecting the SETUP items.
SUB MENU
S
TV/VIDEO
Using the unit
To return to the
previous display or
to cancel the setup
in the halfway
Press [RETURN].
• The display returns to the
previous screen.
• You can also select “EXIT ” by
turning [INPUT SELECTOR]
while selecting the SETUP items.
Press [RETURN,
–SETUP].
g Setup menu items
The display shown below indicates the setup menu items. Refer to each section for details.
“DIMMER”
Note
• If you press buttons other than
[e][r], [OK] and [RETURN]
while setting, the setup menu
operation will stop. To continue
the operation, see pages 37 to
40.
∗1
(➔ page 37)
“FILTER FRQ”
(➔ page 38)
“7.1CH VS”
(➔ page 39)
“TUNER”
“SLEEP”
(➔ pages 48 and 49) (➔ page 37)
“AUTO SETUP”
“SPK SIZE”
(➔ page 37)
“LR BI-WIRE”
“SPKR IMP”
“WIRELESS”
“INPUT MODE”
“AUX LEVEL”
(➔ page 39)
(➔ page 39)
(➔ page 39)
(➔ page 38)
∗2
“ATTENUATOR”
“REMOTE”
(➔ page 40)
(➔ page 42)
(➔ page 38)
“SOUND DLY”
(➔ page 40)
(➔ page 38)
“DISTANCE”
(➔ page 37)
“IN ASSIGN”
(➔ page 39)
“HDMI”
(➔ page 40)
“VOL MODE”
“RESET”
(➔ page 40)
(➔ page 40)
“EXIT”
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∗1 “TUNER ” appears only when the selector is set to “FM ” or “AM ” (➔ pages 48 and 49).
∗2 “WIRELESS ” appears only when the digital transmitter is inserted (➔ page 23).
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1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “DIMMER ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the setting, and
press [OK] to confirm.
Adjustment range: DIMMER 1 (bright) to DIMMER 3 (dim)
Factory setting: DIMMER OFF
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• Select “DIMMER OFF ” to cancel.
• The brightness changes at the point of changing the setting.
To confirm the setting, press [OK].
Factory settings: SUBW ; YES
LR, C, S ; SMALL
SB ;
2-SPK
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• Set the lowpass filter frequency according to frequencies
available for playback when speakers are set as “SMALL ”.
The factory setting is 80 Hz (➔ page 38).
• See the note on page 51.
Setting distances
The unit automatically turns off when set time passes. This is a
convenient function when going to bed, etc.
By adjusting the distance from each speaker (except the
subwoofer) to the seating area, the sound delay time is
automatically adjusted so that sound reaches the listener at
the same time.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “SLEEP ” and
press [OK] to confirm.
2. Press [e][r] to select “DISTANCE ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the setting, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select a speaker to set,
and press [OK] to confirm.
Using sleep timer
Setting range: OFF, 30, 60, 90, 120 (minutes)
Factory setting : OFF
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• To cancel, select “OFF ”.
• “SLEEP” is displayed when the setting is complete.
• Once the sleep timer is set, the remaining time is displayed in
step 2.
• To change the setting, set time again in step 3.
Setting speakers and their sizes
You can set connected speakers and their sizes manually.
Different ranges are played by different speakers. Size setting
is necessary for reproducing sources, particularly their bass
section, completely.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “SPK SIZE ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select a speaker to set,
and press [OK] to confirm.
L : Front left, R : Front right, C : Center,
LS : Surround left, RS : Surround right,
SBL : Surround back left,
SBR : Surround back right
4. Press [e][r] to select the distance and
press [OK] to confirm.
Adjustment range: 1.0 to 45.0 ft (feet)
This unit is adjusted at 0.5 feet intervals.
Factory settings: L, R ;
10.0 ft (feet)
C;
10.0 ft (feet)
LS, RS ;
5.0 ft (feet)
SBL, SBR ; 5.0 ft (feet)
Operations
Dim the display for better viewing in a darkened room.
LARGE ; For speakers that can sufficiently reproduce the
bass range down to 20 Hz.
SB :
NONE ; For speakers you haven’t connected.
1-SPK ; If you connect one surround back speaker.
2-SPK ; If you connect two surround back speakers.
Using the setup menu
Adjusting the brightness of the display
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• Speakers whose polarity was automatically adjusted through
the auto speaker setup (➔ pages 24 and 25) are displayed
with “– ” such as “L 3.0 – ”.
• When the speaker distance measured through the auto
speaker setup (➔ pages 24 and 25) exceeds 15 meters
(45 feet), the distance is displayed as “OVER ”.
SUBW : Subwoofer, LR : Front speakers,
C : Center speaker, S : Surround speakers,
SB : Surround back speakers
4. Press [e][r] to change the setting, and
press [OK] to confirm.
SUBW : NO ; unconnected YES ; connected
LR, C, S :
NONE ; For speakers you haven’t connected (center or
surround only).
SMALL ; For speakers that cannot adequately reproduce
the bass range. This setting is sufficient for most
speakers if you are using a subwoofer.
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Using the setup menu
Setting the lowpass filter
If the speaker sizes (➔ page 37) are set to “SMALL ”, make
this setting.
The unit cannot reproduce the entire bass range when
speakers are set as “SMALL ”. You can arrange the unit to
provide missing bass sounds through the subwoofer by setting
the lowpass filter frequency according to frequencies available
for playback.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “FILTER FRQ ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the lowpass filter
frequency, and press [OK] to confirm.
Lowpass filter frequency for sending the bass range to the
subwoofer: 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 200 (Hz)
Factory setting: 80 (Hz)
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• The setting made through these steps applies to all speakers
set as “SMALL ”.
Changing auto speaker settings
To return speakers to factory settings
You can return settings made with the setup microphone to
factory settings. (The “AUTO SPEAKER SETUP” indicator goes
off when you perform this operation.)
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “AUTO SETUP ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “DEFAULT ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “YES ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
YES : For returning to factory settings
NO : For keeping auto settings
Factory setting: NO
• To cancel, select “NO ”.
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Setting the unit against automatic polarity
adjustment
The unit judges polarity of certain properly connected speakers
as opposite. When this happens, set the unit against automatic
polarity adjustment and prevent polarity reversal.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “AUTO SETUP ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “POLARITY ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “CHECK NO ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
Adjusting the high-frequency sound quality of
the set frequency response
You can adjust the high-frequency sound quality set for your
preference.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “AUTO SETUP ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “EQ ADJUST ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select the setting, and
press [OK] to confirm.
OFF : For not using a set frequency response.
SOFT : High-frequency adjustment is rather small.
NORMAL : High-frequency adjustment is medium.
HARD : High-frequency adjustment is rather big.
Factory setting: NORMAL
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Making bi-wire setting
Make sure to select “YES ” when you connect the unit to biwire speakers. The speakers do not produce adequate sounds
unless you make this setting.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “LR BI-WIRE ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “YES ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
YES : When bi-wire speakers are connected
NO : When bi-wire speakers are not connected
Factory setting: NO
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Setting the speaker impedance
Make this setting when the speaker impedance is low (4 Ω).
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “SPKR IMP ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “4 OHMS ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
6 OHMS : When the speaker impedance is normal
4 OHMS : When the speaker impedance is low (4 Ω)
Factory setting: 6 OHMS
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• If at least one speaker among connected speakers has the
impedance of 4 Ω, set “4 OHMS ”.
CHECK YES : Normal auto speaker setup
CHECK NO : No automatic polarity adjustment
Factory setting: CHECK YES
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
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1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “IN ASSIGN ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the type of input
terminal, and press [OK] to confirm.
HDMI3 (HDMI input 3), OPT1 (Optical input 1),
OPT2 (Optical input 2), OPT3 (Optical input 3),
COAX (Coaxial input), CMPV3 (Component Video input 3)
HDMI1, HDMI2, CMPV1 and CMPV2 are fixed to
equipment beforehand and you cannot change the setting.
4. Press [e][r] to select the selector to assign,
and press [OK] to confirm.
Allocatable selector:
HDMI3 : CBL (Cable box/Satellite receiver), GAME
OPT1, OPT2, OPT3, COAX : DVR (DVD recorder), BD P
(Blu-ray Disc/DVD player),
CBL, GAME, CD, TV
CMPV3 : CBL, GAME, VCR
Factory setting:
HDMI3 : CBL, OPT1 : DVR, OPT2 : BD P, OPT3 : TV,
COAX : CD, CMPV3 : CBL
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to change setting.
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Setting the placement positions for
surround speakers
Set the positions for surround speakers during 7.1-channel
virtual surround playback.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “7.1CH VS ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select setting, and press [OK]
to confirm.
OFF :
When 7.1-channel surround playback
effect is not used
SIDE SPK :
When the surround speakers are placed
almost next to the listening-viewing position
REAR SPK :
When the surround speakers are placed at
the back of the listening-viewing position
Factory setting : SIDE SPK
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Setting wireless speakers
Selecting the use of wireless speakers as surround speakers or
multi room speakers when connecting SH-FX67 (not included).
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “WIRELESS ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the setting, and press
[OK] to confirm.
Most sources can be played with “AUTO ” (factory setting).
However, in the following cases, change the input signal
detection setting.
• When the beginning of the song is cut during playback of CD,
set to “PCM ” (PCM FIX).
• You can fix the signal type (digital, analog or PCM) supplied
by such equipment as the DVD recorder and the Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player or make the unit identify the input signal type.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “INPUT MODE ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select a desired digital
input terminal, and press [OK] to confirm.
TV, CBL (Cable box/Satellite receiver), DVR (DVD
recorder), BD P (Blu-ray Disc/DVD player), CD, GAME
4. Press [e][r] to select the method for
identifying input signals, and press [OK]
to confirm.
AUTO : Automatic detection (Taking priority in order of
HDMI, OPTICAL, COAXIAL)
ANLG : Fixes the input signal to analog
DIG : Fixes the input signal to digital
PCM : PCM (from CDs) digital input fixed
Factory setting: AUTO
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to change setting.
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
• When “CBL ”, “GAME ”, “TV ” and “CD ” are not assigned to
the digital terminal such as HDMI, OPTICAL and COAXIAL
(➔ left), only “AUTO ” and “ANLG ” can be selected.
• “DIGITAL INPUT” stays on the display when you fix the input
signal as digital.
• “PCM” always appears on the display when PCM FIX is set.
• “PCM FIX ” flashes on the display when the unit is in the PCM
FIX mode and a non-PCM source is input through digital
connections (optical, coaxial).
Adjusting input levels for external
terminals
Operations
You cannot assign one selector to the same type of two or more
terminals. In this case, the selector set last becomes effective.
Setting input signals
Using the setup menu
Changing the input settings
Make this setting when you feel the volume of the equipment
connected to external terminals is low.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “AUX LEVEL ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the input level, and
press [OK] to confirm.
LEVEL LOW : Normal volume setting
LEVEL HIGH : Setting when you want to raise the volume
Factory setting: LEVEL LOW
• Make this setting when you feel the volume of the
equipment connected to external terminals is low.
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
MULTI ROOM : When enjoying music in another room
using the wireless speakers
SURR SPKR : When using the wireless speakers as
surround left and right speakers
Factory setting: SURR SPKR
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• See page 27 for more details.
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Using the setup menu
Reducing standby power
consumption (power save mode)
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “HDMI ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “STNBY ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “OFF ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
OFF : When you wish to reduce standby power
consumption
ON : When you activate the standby through function
(➔ page 13) (standby power consumption becomes 0.8
W in this setting)
Note
When you select “OFF ”, the followings become applicable.
• Standby power consumption becomes 0.4 W.
– Standby through with HDMI connections does not work.
• VIERA Link (➔ pages 32 and 33) is cancelled when the
unit is off.
Factory setting: ON
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Setting VIERA Link to “OFF”
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “HDMI ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “CTRL ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “OFF ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
OFF : When you do not use VIERA Link function
ON : When you use VIERA Link function
Factory setting: ON
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Switching the attenuator
Switch the attenuator “ON ” when sounds become distorted
while playing an analog input source.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “ATTENUATOR ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “ON ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
OFF : For switching the attenuator off
ON : For switching the attenuator on
Factory setting: OFF
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Adjusting the time lag by delaying
audio output when pictures on TV
arrives after sounds
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “SOUND DLY ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the setting, and
press [OK] to confirm.
AUTO , OFF, 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180,
200 (msec)
Factory setting: AUTO
Note
• “AUTO ” can only be effective when connecting the unit
to an HDAVI Control 3 compatible Panasonic TV (VIERA)
(➔ page 32).
• When connecting the unit to a Panasonic TV (VIERA), which
does not incorporate HDAVI Control 3, or other company’s
TV, “AUTO ” setting automatically becomes “40 ” (msec).
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Changing the volume display
You can change the volume display from dB value to numeric
value.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “VOL MODE ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select the display, and
press [OK] to confirm.
Numeric value display: This mode displays the sound
volume value in number from 0 to
50. (Factory setting: 16 )
dB value display: This mode displays the sound volume
value in dB value. (Factory setting: – 48dB )
Factory setting: dB value display
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• When you change the volume display, the sound volume
returns to the factory setting.
Reset (factory settings)
The operation settings for the unit will be initialised to the
settings made at the time of shipment.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “RESET ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “YES ”, and press
[OK] to confirm.
YES : Choice for resetting
NO : Choice against resetting
• To cancel, select “NO ”.
Factory setting: NO
Note
• When you select “YES ”, the input is switched to “FM ”.
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
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Using headphones
1. Press [SPEAKERS A] and [SPEAKERS B] to
switch all speakers off.
2. Lower the volume by pressing [VOL
+, –]
and connect headphones to the unit.
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
SURROUND
BI-AMP
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
Plug type: ø 6.3 mm stereo standard plug
L - AUDIO - R
3. Adjust the volume by pressing [VOL
SPEAKERS B
SPEAKERS A
+, –].
VOLUME
Note
(Headphone jack)
_
+
• Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent
hearing damage.
• Playback channels become two when you switch all
speakers off. The 2-channel mix (2CH MIX) function activates
automatically when you play a surround source. (Excluding
DVD-Audio sources that do not allow down-mixing)
• The ANALOG 8CH (➔ page 27) goes off and front two
channels make audio output when you play sources through
analog 8-channel connections (➔ page 20).
• Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones
can cause hearing loss.
ENTER
Recording
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
INPUT SELECTOR
TUNE
+
You can record to a DVD recorder connected to DVD
RECORDER OUT terminal (AUDIO, VIDEO, S VIDEO)
(➔ page 21).
See the recording unit’s operating instructions for details on
how to prepare it for recording.
1. Press [INPUT SELECTOR] to select the
source to be recorded.
• You can also switch input sources using [INPUT
SELECTOR] on this unit.
2. Start recording sounds and images for
the recording destination (equipment).
3. Start playing back the recording
source (sound source) of the recording
destination (equipment).
Note
• Sounds coming into the input terminal of DVD recorder are
not produced from the output terminal of DVD recorder.
• When recording from a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, DVD
recorder, VCR, Cable box, Satellite receiver, CD player, Video
game or TV ensure the source is connected through the
analog input terminals and “ANLG ” input is selected
(➔ page 39).
• When you select ANALOG 8CH mode, only sound from the
front left and right channels is recorded.
• Do not turn the unit off during operation.
Operations
TrueHD
Using the setup menu / Using headphones / Recording
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
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Remote controlling a TV or DVD recorder etc.
Besides this unit, you can operate a Panasonic TV, cable box and satellite receiver, DVD recorder and Blu-ray Disc/DVD player, (excluding
certain models) using the supplied remote control. See respective equipment’s operating instructions for detailed operations.
Remote controlling a TV, cable box and satellite receiver
Aim the remote control at the
equipment you wish to operate.
To switch the unit’s input to “TV ”
To switch the remote control to the TV
operation mode
Do not forget to press this
before operating a TV.
To switch the unit’s input to “CABLE/SAT ”
To switch the remote control to the cable box
or satellite receiver operation mode
Do not forget to press this
before operating cable box
or satellite receiver.
To turn the equipment on or off
(TV only)
To switch the TV’s input mode
TV/VIDEO
(TV only)
To adjust the TV volume
ENTER
To select a channel
• When you make a selection in rising or falling order.
To select a channel
• When you select a channel directly.
SUB MENU
S
ENTER
TV/VIDEO
Using two or more Panasonic equipment (a mini component system, an AV amp etc.)
INPUT SELECTOR
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
42
SPEAKERS B
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
OK
Two or more pieces of Panasonic audio equipment may start functioning when you operate the unit using the supplied remote control.
Switch the unit’s remote control mode to “REMOTE 2 ” in such cases.
Do the following to set the same number as the remote control mode.
(Operations on the unit)
(Operations on the remote control)
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
5. Press [FM/AM].
2. Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to select “REMOTE ”, and press [OK]
6. Press [1] or [2] and [OK] simultaneously and hold them
to confirm.
in the position for about 2 seconds.
[1]: (Factory setting): Set the remote control mode on the
3. Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to select “1 ” or “2 ”, and press [OK]
remote control to 1.
to confirm.
[2]: Set the remote control mode on the remote control to 2.
“1 ”: (Factory setting): Set the unit’s remote control mode to 1.
• Select the same number as the mode number you have
“2 ”: Set the unit’s remote control mode to 2.
selected in step 3.
4. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
7. Press [OPTION PORT, –SETUP].
8. Press [1] or [2] and [OK] simultaneously and hold them
in the position for about 2 seconds.
[1]: (Factory setting): Set the remote control mode on the
remote control to 1.
[2]: Set the remote control mode on the remote control to 2.
• Select the same number as the mode number you have
selected in steps 3 and 6.
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Remote controlling a DVD recorder
Aim the remote control at the
equipment you wish to operate.
Do not forget to press this
before operating a DVD
recorder.
To switch the unit’s input to “DVD R. ”
To switch the remote control to the DVD
recorder operation mode
To turn the DVD recorder on or off
To start playback
To skip a track or chapter
To search through the disc
To show the direct navigator (or the top
menu)
SUB MENU
S
To show the FUNCTIONS window (while
stopped)
SUB MENU
S
To return to the previous screen
When operating a Panasonic DVD
TV/VIDEO
recorder using the supplied remote
control
Change the control setting on the supplied
remote control to match the DVD
recorder’s remote control mode.
Confirm the DVD recorder’s remote control
mode in its operating instructions.
1. Press [DVD RECORDER].
2. Press and hold [OK] together with [1],
[2] or [3] for 2 seconds or longer.
• [Mode 1], [Mode 2], or [Mode 3] is set
on the remote control according to the
pressed button.
• The factory setting is [Mode 1].
When DVD recorder drives do not
switch
The condition may mean the DVD recorder
does not recognize the signal this unit’s
remote control transmits.
Switch the drives again after changing the
signal in the following procedure.
1. Press [DVD RECORDER].
2. Press and hold [OK] together with [8]
for 2 seconds or longer.
• To return: In step 2 above, press and
hold [OK] together with [9] for 2
seconds or longer.
Note
• When you operate a DVD recorder with
built-in VCR, press [DRIVE SELECT] to
select a choice other than VCR.
To show a sub menu
To select an item
• Press to select after pressing [DIRECT NAVIGATOR,
TOP MENU], [SUB MENU], or [FUNCTIONS].
To confirm the selected item
To select a track or chapter directly
• Some of the models require you to press [OK] to
confirm after pressing numbered buttons.
To select a channel
• When you select a channel directly.
ENTER
To pause
To move forward or backward frame by frame
To switch DVD recorder drives (HDD, DVD and
SD drive etc.)
To select a channel
• When you make a selection in rising or falling order.
To stop playback
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Operations
To play in slow-motion
ENTER
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Remote controlling a TV or DVD recorder etc.
Remote controlling a Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
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Entering a code to operate other equipment
This remote control can operate Panasonic and Technics audio-visual equipment that has remote control sensors. You may need to change the remote
control code. It can also operate some other brands of TVs, DVD recorders, and Blu-ray Disc/DVD players etc. Check the list for the brand and enter
the code as follows.
 Code List
TV
Note
• Note that this remote control cannot operate some equipment and
that it may not be able to perform some operations.
• Re-enter the codes after you change the batteries.
DVD Recorder, BD/DVD Player CABLE / STB
0051/0055/0250/0650/1291/ 0040/0490/0703/1362/1462/ 0000/0001/
Panasonic
1410/1480/1919/1941/1946/ 1490/1762
0107
1947
–
–
0003/0008/
ABC
0014/0017
Accurian
–
1072/1416
–
Admiral
0093/0463
–
–
Advent
0761/0783/0815/0817/0842/1933 1016
–
Aiko
0092
–
–
Aiwa
–
0641
–
0030/0672/0702/0812/1675/ 0695/0770/0899/1089
–
Akai
1676/1903/1935
Albatron
0700/0843
–
–
Alco
–
0790
–
Allegro
–
0869
–
Ambassador
0177
–
–
America Action
0180
–
–
Americast
–
–
0899
Amino
–
–
1602/1822
Amphion Media Works –
0872
–
0751
–
–
Ampro
TV
Dwin
Electroband
Electrograph
Electrohome
–
–
–
–
0591/0675/0821/1268
–
–
–
–
–
–
0030/0813/1365
0833/0840
0171/0812/1944
0154/0159
0186/0683/0809/0853
0171/0180/1271/1904
0180
1755/1756
0047/0055/0051/0135/0178/0282/
0451/1347/1447/1917/1919/1922
–
0591
–
–
0821/1268
0670
–
0675/1268/1334
–
1073/1077/1158/1194
0522/0815/0717
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0017/0030
0886
0003/0276/
0476/0810
–
–
Jerrold
–
0715/0741/0744/0783/0833/0869/
1044/1075/1099/1158/1304/1730
–
1071/1072
0030/0178/1926
0741
–
0717
0180
–
0768/1034
–
0178
–
–
–
1348
–
1904
–
0054
0582/0702
0180
–
0093
–
0865
–
0451
–
1088/1089/1494/1502
–
0748
–
0145/0151/0797/1145/1904/1960 0573/0664/1247
–
0672
1088/1089/1494/1502
–
–
1588
0849
–
–
–
–
1348
0054
–
–
0717
0171/1204/1326/1517
1268
–
0627
0017
–
0054
0702
0000
–
0761/0815/0817/1933
1016
–
–
JSI
JVC
jWin
Kawasaki
KDS
KEC
Kenwood
KLH
Konka
Koss
Kost
KTV
Landel
Lasonic
Lenoxx
LG
LiteOn
Lloyd’s
Loewe
LXI
MAG
–
0053/0731/1253/1923
–
–
1498
0180
0030
0765/0767
0628/0632/0638/0703/0707
–
1262
0030/0180/0185
–
–
–
0178/0700/0829/0856/1178/1265/1758
–
1904
–
0047/0054/0154/0156/0178
1498
–
0144
–
–
–
–
0009/0273
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
1602
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0003/0012/0014/
0276/0476/0810
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Emerson
Enterprise
Envision
Epson
ESA
Fisher
Fujitsu
Funai
Futuretech
Gateway
GE
General
Instrument
Gibralter
Anam
0180
–
–
Go Video
Anam National
0055
–
–
AOC
0030/0185/1365
–
–
Apex Digital
0748/0765/0767/0879/0890/
1217/1943
–
–
0672/0717/0755/0794/0796/0797/ –
0830/1004/1020/1056/1061/1100
1023
–
1168/1407
–
0092/0171/0180/0451/0623/
0802/0875/1937/1951/1952
1937
0154
–
1032
–
–
0180
0236/0463/1911/1929/1935/1938
0030/0186
0030
0054
0000
0765
0765
–
–
0030/0060/0092/0186/1928/1935
0185
0180
–
–
–
0047/1447
0180/0185
–
0180
0054
0180
0030/0047/0054/0060/0093/0145/0154/
0166/0451/0466/0702/1147/1347/1919
0790/1071/1072/1121/1122
–
1071/1072
–
–
–
0717
0571
–
0695/0868
–
–
–
–
–
–
0831
0833/0869/0876
0695/1277
–
–
–
–
0778/0852/1086/1107/1165/1177
–
–
–
0831
–
–
1087
–
0014
0899
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0883
0883
–
–
–
0883
–
–
–
–
Go Vision
GoldStar
Greenhill
Grunpy
Haier
Hallmark
Hamlin
Hannspree
Harley Davidson
Harman/Kardon
Harvard
Havermy
Helios
Hello Kitty
Hewlett Packard
Hisense
Hitachi
Hiteker
HP
Humax
Hyundai
i3 Micro
iLo
Infinity
Initial
Insignia
Integra
Inteq
JBL
JCB
Jensen
0180
–
1326
0092/0451/0623/0661/0672/
1661/1928
1080/1178
0145/0511
0628
–
–
–
–
–
–
0017
0180/0171/0178/0463/1034
–
–
0816/0874/1023/1024/1117/1129/1502
–
0705/0784/0833/0869/1169/
1172/1234/1242/1441
–
0490/0634
–
1407
–
–
–
0675/1270
1068/1085
–
1127
0521
–
–
–
–
Arrgo
Aspire Digital
Audiovox
Axion
Bell & Howell
Bell South
BenQ
Blaupunkt
Blue Parade
Bradford
Broksonic
Candle
Carnivale
Carver
Celebrity
Celera
Changhong
Cinea
CineVision
Citizen
Clairtone
Clarion
Clearmaster
ClearMax
Coby
Commercial Solutions
Contec
Coolmax
Craig
Crosley
Crown
Curtis Mathes
CXC
CyberHome
Cytron
Daewoo
Dell
Denon
Denstar
Desay
Digeo
Digi
Director
Disney
Dual
Dumont
Durabrand
DVD2000
–
–
–
–
1187
0637
0476
–
–
0637
–
–
DVD Recorder, BD/DVD Player CABLE / STB
0720/0774
0000/0185
1755
0463
0154/0171/0177/0178/0180/
0185/0236/0282/0463/0623/
1394/1911/1928/1929/1944
1423
0558/0623/0867/1164
1049
0790
–
–
0490/0534
0717/0790/1020/1149
0711/0719/0720
0651/0896/1423
–
–
0826
0798/1173
1127
0591/0741/0801/0869
1058/1158/1416/1440
–
0511/0885
–
–
Operations
e.g. When controlling Epson TV
Press and hold [TV] → Press [0]→[8]→[3]→[3] or [0]→[8]→[4]→[0].
The remote control outputs the on/off signal.
If the setting is correct, the equipment is turned ON or OFF.
Remote controlling a TV or DVD recorder etc.
According to the compatible equipment,
press and hold [TV], [DVD RECORDER], [BD/DVD PLAYER]
or [CABLE SAT], and then input the code number using the
numbered buttons (➔ below).
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Remote controlling a TV or DVD recorder etc.
 Code List (continued)
TV
Magnasonic
Magnavox
Malata
Marantz
Matsushita
Maxent
Megapower
Megatron
MEI
Memorex
MGA
Microsoft
Midland
Mintek
Mitsubishi
Momitsu
Monivision
Motorola
MTC
Multitech
Myrio
NAD
NEC
Nesa
NetTV
Next Base
NexxTech
Nikko
Norcent
NTC
Olevia
Onkyo
Onwa
Optimus
Optoma
OptoMedia Electronics
Optonica
Orion
Oritron
Pace
Panther
Paragon
Penney
Petters
Philco
Philips
Pilot
Pioneer
Polaroid
Polk Audio
Portland
Presidian
Prima
Princeton
Prism
Porscan
Proton
Proview
ProVision
Pulsar
Quasar
Qwestar
–
0030/0054/0704/0854/0855/1154
0250/0650
1755
0700
0145/0178
0185
0150/0154/0178/0463/1911/1926
0030/0150/0178
0782/1159
0539
–
–
–
–
–
0695/0831/1270
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0000
–
Scotch
Scott
–
0017/0047/0051/0135
–
0093/0150/0178/0836/0868/
1250/1917
–
0700/0843
0055/0093
0522/1708
–
0717/0839
0521/1521
–
–
–
–
1082
–
–
0030/0060/0185
0180
–
0156/0178/0866/1156
0030/0497/0882/1704
–
1755
–
–
0030/0092/0178
0748/0824/1089/1365
0092
1144/1240/1331/1610
–
0180
0154/0166/0250/0650
0887
–
0093/0165
0236/0463/1463/1911/1929
–
–
–
–
0030/0047/0051/0060/0135/
0156/0178/1347/1919/1926
–
–
–
0741
0785
0717
–
0826
1402
–
0872/1003/1107/1265
–
–
0503/0627/0792
–
–
–
0896
–
–
0651
–
–
–
–
–
–
0276/0476/0810/
1106/1187/1254/
1376
–
0883
1602/1822
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0008/0237/1877
0637
0000
–
1523
0030/0054
0054/0690/1154/1454/1961
–
–
0503/0539/0646/0675/0854/
1260/1267/1354
–
0525/0571/0631
0030
0166/0679/0866/1260
0765/0865/1262/1276/1314/ 1020/1061/1086
1316/1326/1327/1328/1341/
1498/1523
–
–
0317/1305
–
0144/0533/
0877/1877
–
0539
0770
0675/1072
1016
–
–
0522
–
–
0778
–
–
0651
–
Samsung
–
–
–
0869
0623
0823
–
0698/0752
0199/0490/0573/0820/0899/
1044/1075
–
0273/0279
–
–
–
–
0000
–
0144
Sansui
0463/1904/1911/1929/1935
0695
–
RCA
Realistic
Regal
Rhapsody
Rio
Rotel
Rowa
Runco
Sampo
TV
Sanyo
Sceptre
–
0092
–
0761/0783/0815/0817/1933
0700/0717
0051
0047/1347/1447/1922
0178/0466
1498
–
0017
0051/0055/0165/0250/0650/1919
–
0030/0047/0154/0165/0180/
0178/1904
0047/0090/0135/0679/1047/
1147/1247/1347/1547/1917/
1919/1922/1948/1953/1958
0030/0154/0165/0178/0180
–
0185
–
–
–
0017/0030/0497/0603
0030/1755
0030/0060/0178/0702/0766/0812
/0814/1060/1312/1903/1959
RadioShack
46
DVD Recorder, BD/DVD Player CABLE / STB
1928
–
–
0030/0054/0186/0706/0802/ 0503/0539/0646/0675/0821/ –
1198/1254/1365/1454/1525/ 1268
1904/1931/1944
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0000
0000
–
0883
0522/0571/0717/0790/0822/ 1256
1022/1132/1769
DVD Recorder, BD/DVD Player CABLE / STB
0088/0154/0159/0799/0893/1142 0670/0695/0873
0878/1217
–
–
Scientific Atlanta –
0178
0178/0180/0236
0047/0054/0154/0156/0178/
Sears
0171/0159/1904/1926
Sejin
–
Sensory Science –
0093/0165/0491/0688/0689/
Sharp
0818/0851/1393/1602/1917
Sharper Image
–
Sheng Chia
0093
Sherwood
–
Shinsonic
–
Signet
1262
Simpson
0186
Sonic Blue
–
0000/0080/0810/0834/1100/
Sony
1317/1685/1904/1925
Soundesign
0178/0180/0186
Sova
1952
Spectroniq
1498
Squareview
0171
SSS
0180
Starcom
–
Starlite
0180
Studio
0843
Experience
Supercable
–
Supermax
–
Superscan
0093/0864
Supreme
0000
0587/0748/0768/0865/0870/
SVA
0871/0872
0030/0054/0171/1271/1314/
Sylvania
1394/1931/1944
Symphonic
0171/0180/1904/1944
Syntax
1144/1240/1331
Tandy
0093
Tatung
0055/1756
Teac
–
Technics
0051/0250
Technosonic
–
Techview
0847
Techwood
0051
Teknika
0054/0060/0092/0150/0180/0186
Telefunken
0702
Theta Digital
–
Thomas
1904
Thomson
–
TMK
0177/0178
TNCi
0017
Tocom
–
Torx
–
0060/0154/0156/0650/0832/0845/
Toshiba
1156/1256/1265/1343/1356/1524/
1656/1704/1918/1935/1936/1945
Tosonic
0185
Tredex
–
Tristar
–
TVS
0463
Urban Concepts –
US Logic
–
V2
–
Vector Research 0030
Venturer
–
Victor
0053
Vidikron
0054
Vidtech
0178
Viewmaster
–
0797/0857/0864/0885/1330/
Viewsonic
1578/1627/1755
Vision
–
Vizio
0864/0885/1499/1756/1758
Vortex View
–
Wards
0030/0054/0080/0165/0178/0866/1156
Waycon
0156
Westinghouse
0885/0889/0890/1282/1577
White
0463/0623
Westinghouse
Wyse
1365
Xbox
–
Yamaha
0030/0769/0797/0833/0839
0017/0092/0178/0463/1265/
Zenith
1904/1911/1929
Zoece
–
–
–
–
–
–
0008/0017/0477/
0877/1877
–
–
–
–
1158
0630/0675/0752/1256
1602
–
–
1117
–
0633/0770/1043/1077
0533/0839
–
–
0869/1099
0533/0864/1033/1070/1431/
1533
–
1122
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
1006
–
–
0821
–
0860/1105
0276
0883
–
–
–
0675/0821/1268
–
0675/0821
–
–
–
0790
0490/0703
0730
–
–
–
–
0571
–
–
–
–
–
–
0503/0695/1045/1154/1588/
1769
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
1256
–
–
0012
0003
0000
–
0800
–
–
0503
0839
–
–
0790
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
0883
–
–
–
0883
–
–
–
–
–
0883
–
–
1064/1226
–
–
–
–
–
0883
–
0883
–
–
–
–
–
0522/1708
0490/0539/0545
0503/0591/0741/0869
–
–
–
0000/0525/
0899
–
1265
–
–
–
–
–
0003
–
–
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Playing an iPod on this unit
You can play/recharge an iPod (not included) when you attach the separately sold universal dock (SH-PD10) for iPod
into the option port slot and connect a compatible iPod.
• Also read operating instructions for the universal dock for iPod (SH-PD10).
• On this unit, you cannot play still pictures or motion pictures contained in an iPod.
• The unit is not compatible with SH-FX570 Wireless Kit. Do not connect SH-FX570 to the option port terminal.
Connection
Turn off the iPod (not included) before connections.

Connect the universal dock for iPod (SH-PD10).

Connect the iPod (not included) firmly.
 Attach the adapter supplied with the iPod.
• When the adapter is not supplied, purchase it
from Apple Inc.
 Attach the iPod.
Rear panel
FRONT A
A
FRONT
R
LF
FRONT
FRONT
B B
L
BI-WIRE
R
HF
L
CENTER
CENTER
SURROUND
SURROUND
R
SURROUND
BACK
SURROUND
BACK
L
R
L
IN
OUT
IN
(DVD RECORDER)
HDMI 1
IN
(BD/DVD PLAYER)
HDMI 2
iPod (not
included)
(CABLE/SAT)
HDMI 3
S VIDEO
COMPONENT VIDEO
Y
A OR B/BI-WIRE : 4-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
A AND B : 6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
SPEAKERS
6-8 Ω / EACH SPEAKER (CHAQUE)
HAUT-PARLEURS
Class2 wiring
OUT
BD/ IN
TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
PB
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
VIDEO
PR
IN
IN
IN
IN
OUT
OUT
(BD/
BD/
TV MONITOR (DVD RECORDER) DVD PLAYER) (CABLE/SAT) TV MONITOR DVD PLAYER
1
2
3
IN
OUT
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
(TV)
(DVD RECORDER) (BD/DVD PLAYER)
OPTICAL 2
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 1
DIGITAL IN
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
(CD)
COAXIAL
OPTION V.1
FM ANT
AUDIO
75 Ω
CENTER
DC OUT/SORTIE C.C.
5V 500mA MAX
L
OPTION V.1
LOOP
SUBWOOFER SURROUND BACK SURROUND
FRONT
BD/DVD PLAYER / ANALOG 8CH IN
OUT
IN
DVD RECORDER
IN
VCR
IN
CABLE/SAT
IN
GAME
IN
TV
OUT
SUBWOOFER
LOOP ANT
GND
EXT
AM ANT

Operations
IN
CD
Adapter(not
included)

SH-PD10
• Recharging starts when the iPod is inserted.
Note
About recharging the battery
• iPod will start recharging regardless of whether this unit is on or off.
• “OPTION P. * ” ( * part is rotating on the actual display.) is shown on the main unit’s display during iPod recharging in
main unit standby mode.
• While recharging is in progress, the standby indicator “^” goes off and all main unit’s operations except ON/OFF
operation are unavailable.
• Standby through function (➔ page 13) is available.
• Check iPod to see if the battery is fully recharged.
• If you are not using iPod for an extended period of time after recharging has completed, disconnect it from main unit, as
the battery will be depleted naturally. (Once fully recharged, additional recharging will not occur.)
Playing music recorded on iPod
 Press [OPTION PORT, –SETUP].
 Press [PLAY q] to playback the music contents.
• You can check the operation status on the iPod screen.
Basic controls
Operate with the remote control buttons.
ENTER
Buttons
Functions
Play
Pause
• Press [PLAY q] to restart play.
• Playback start position may not
be stored in memory in certain
cases.
Skip
SUB MENU
(Press and hold)
S
Search
Remote controlling a TV or DVD recorder etc. / Playing an iPod on this unit
R
AC IN~
TV/VIDEO
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Listening to the Radio
INPUT SELECTOR
TUNE
VOLUME
INPUT SELECTOR
WIRELESS READY
MULTI CH
PROCESSING
TrueHD
D+
DTS-HD
MULTI CH
LPCM
BI-AMP
SURROUND
M.ROOM
_
POWER
SURROUND
SPEAKERS A
SPEAKERS B
AUTO SPEAKER SETUP
RETURN
-SETUP
OK
+
TUNE
AUX
SETUP MIC
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L - AUDIO - R
Preset tuning
Auto presetting
1. Set the channel reception to FM 87.9 MHz (200 kHz steps) /
FM 87.5 MHz (100 kHz steps) or AM 520 kHz (➔ page 49).
• You can start with the frequency you like. In that case, stations with frequencies before
the starting point cannot be memorized.
• Up to 30 stations can be set in each band, FM and AM.
2. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
3. Press [e][r] to select “TUNER ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “AUTO MEMO ”, and press [OK] to
confirm.
5. Press [e][r] to select “START ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
ENTER
• Select “CANCEL ” to cancel.
Note
• During automatic presetting, the memory indicator “ M ” lights up.
• “SET OK ” is displayed when automatic presetting is finished. Then, the previously tuned
station is displayed.
• Frequencies may not be preset correctly when broadcast waves are too strong or too
weak. In such cases, carry out presetting manually.
• To cancel during automatic presetting, press [OK].
SUB MENU
S
Manual presetting
TV/VIDEO
1. Tune to the station you want to preset (➔ page 49).
2. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
3. Press [e][r] to select “TUNER ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “MEMORY ”, and press [OK] to
confirm.
5. Press [e][r] to select a channel to memorize, and press [OK]
to confirm.
• “STORED ” is displayed.
• To continue presetting, repeat the procedure from step 1.
6. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
• FM stations can also be preset in the “MONO ” mode (➔ page 49).
Listening to preset stations (using the remote control)
1. Press [FM/AM] to select “FM ” or “AM ”.
2. Press [CH 1, 2] to select a channel.
■ Entering the channel number directly using the numbered buttons
To select a two digit channel number
e.g. 21: [ ≧ 10, ENTER] → [2] → [1]
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Note
• You cannot operate this function on the unit.
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Tuning directly using the numbered
buttons
1. Press [FM/AM] to activate the radio.
2. Press [FM/AM] to select “FM ” or “AM ”.
3. Press [DIRECT TUNING, DISC] to select
Direct Tuning Mode.
4. Press the numbered buttons to enter the
frequency.
e.g. FM 107.9 MHz,
Press [DIRECT TUNING, DISC] → [1] → [0] → [7] → [9].
• If you do not press a button while the cursor is flashing, the
display returns to the frequency being received.
• If the frequency has not been input correctly, “ERROR ” will be
displayed.
Using the unit
1. Turn [INPUT SELECTOR] to select “FM ”
or “AM ”.
2. Press [TUNE 2 or 1] to tune in a station.
Using the remote control
1. Press [FM/AM] to select “FM ” or “AM ”.
2. Press [t] [y] to tune in a station.
g Automatic tuning
Hold down [TUNE 2 or 1] on the unit or [t] [y] on the
remote control until the frequency begins to scroll.
• Tuning stops when a station is found.
• Tuning may stop if there is interference.
Note
• To cancel during auto tuning, press [TUNE 2 or 1] on the unit
or [t] [y] on the remote control.
 During FM stereo reception
You can improve FM reception by switching reception to
monaural.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “TUNER ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “FM MODE ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “MONO ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
• When this is set, “MONO” appears on the display.
• Select “AUTO ” to cancel.
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
 During AM reception
When there is a lot of noise interference with an AM broadcast,
try switching to this mode.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “TUNER ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “BEAT PROOF ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “MODE 1 ” or
“MODE 2 ”, and press [OK] to confirm.
Factory setting: MODE 1
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• Select “MODE 1 ” or “MODE 2 ” according to the improvement
of sound.
Operations
“TUNED” is displayed when a station is tuned.
“ST” is displayed when a stereo FM broadcast is tuned.
Reducing excessive noise
Listening to the Radio
Manual tuning
FM frequency step
If the correct FM frequency cannot be tuned in, change the
frequency step to suit your area.
1. To enter the SETUP (➔ page 36)
2. Press [e][r] to select “TUNER ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
3. Press [e][r] to select “FM STEP ”, and
press [OK] to confirm.
4. Press [e][r] to select “100 ” or “200 ”,
and press [OK] to confirm.
Factory setting: 200kHz
5. To finish the setting (➔ page 36)
Note
• When the frequency step is changed, the previously
memorized preset stations are initialised to the settings made
at the time of shipment.
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Other information
Notes on “To connect bi-wire
speakers”
Bi-wire speakers have separate connection terminals for high
frequency and low frequency signals (➔ page 22).
• Bi-wiring prevents high frequency and low frequency signals
from interfering with each other. It offers playback in high
audio quality.
• HF and LF stand for high frequency and low frequency,
respectively.
Notes on “Using surround speakers
wirelessly with SH-FX67”
• Audio output changes as follows when you use surround
speakers wirelessly (➔ page 23).
- The maximum number of playback channels is 7.1. (2 sets
of SH-FX67 are necessary.)
- See SH-FX67’s operating instructions for setting surround
selector on SH-FX67 to enjoy 7.1ch playback.
To perform the auto speaker setup using the supplied
setup microphone
Insert digital transmitter before performing the setup.
Settings made with the setup microphone are cancelled
when you insert or remove the transmitter after performing
the setup.
Digital signals that can be played on
this unit
• Depending on the connected equipment, the playback
condition differs. (Playback may be impossible if not
supported.)
See operating instructions of playback equipment for more
information.
• See “Glossary” (➔ page 52) for more detailed information on
each signal.
 Dolby Digital (including Dolby Digital
Surround EX, Dolby Digital + and Dolby
TrueHD)
Blu-ray disc, DVD etc.
 DTS (including DTS-ES, DTS 96/24 and
DTS-HD)
Blu-ray disc, DVD etc.
 PCM (2-channel)
CD, DVD audio etc.
• This unit’s HDMI terminals and COAXIAL DIGITAL IN terminal
can play up to 192 kHz and OPTICAL DIGITAL IN terminals
can play up to 96 kHz.
• Frequencies appear on the display when the unit receives
input signals transmitted at the frequencies of 88.2 kHz,
96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, and 192 kHz
.
 Multi-channel LPCM (Linear PCM)
Blu-ray disc, DVD audio etc.
• When you make HDMI connections, the multi-channel LPCM
signal can be played back up to 192 kHz.
Audio signal displays
LEEP
DIGITAL INPUT
PCM
DTS 96/24DTS-ES
DIGITAL
EX
EX
kHz
MHz
ft
DIGITAL
Dolby Digital decoder is being used.
DIGITAL EX
Dolby Digital EX decoder (Dolby Pro Logic
decoder) is being
used when the input signal is Dolby Digital 5.1-channel or Dolby
Digital EX.
(Displayed only when you connect one surround back speaker.)
EX
Dolby Digital EX decoder (Dolby Pro Logic
decoder) is being
used when the input signal is DTS 5.1-channel.
(Displayed only when you connect one surround back speaker.)
PL
Dolby Pro Logic
decoder is being used.
PL
The display informs Dolby Pro Logic
(the Dolby Pro Logic
decoder) is used on 2-channel stereo sources when surround
back speakers are absent.
DTS
DTS decoder is being used.
DTS 96/24
DTS 96/24 decoder is being used.
DTS-ES
DTS-ES decoder is being used.
NEO:6
DTS NEO:6 decoder is being used.
SFC
SFC matrix function is being used.
Notes on “AUTO SPEAKER SETUP”
• Speaker placement, speaker directions and other conditions
may prevent correct setting.
• The unit sets the lowpass filter frequency at the value of the
speaker capable of reproducing the lowest frequency signal
among speakers judged as “SMALL ”.
• When left and right speakers differ in size, they are set as
“SMALL ”.
• When surround speakers and surround back speakers differ
in size, they are set as “SMALL ”.
• Left and right front speakers are set as “LARGE ” even if their
size is “SMALL ” when you perform the auto speaker setup
without connecting the subwoofer.
• The unit does not detect or correct polarity of left and right
front speakers when you select “YES ” in “Making bi-wire
setting” (➔ page 38).
• HDAVI Control (➔ page 32) does not work during the auto
speaker setup.
• The auto speaker setup is unavailable while muting
(➔ page 31) is on.
• The unit sets at 15 meters (45 feet) the distance of speakers
located more than 15 meters (45 feet) away from the seating
area. The set distance is displayed as “OVER ” (➔ page 37).
• Speakers whose polarity was automatically adjusted are
displayed with “– ” such as “L 3.0 – ” (➔ page 37).
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SMALL
Speakers that do not satisfy the requirements for LARGE
speakers. Enough bass range can be produced, if you install
the subwoofer.
You can perform steps instructed in “Setting speakers and their
sizes” (➔ page 37) to change speaker sizes set automatically.
Notes on Lowpass filter
• When the speaker size is “SMALL ”, the unit cannot
sufficiently reproduce the bass range.
• You can set the lowpass filter frequency according to the
playback frequency range and arrange the unit to output the
missing bass range from the subwoofer.
Notes on “SPEAKERS B”
• Playback is in 2-channel stereo when you select SPEAKERS
B only.
• If a surround source is played back when only SPEAKERS B
is selected, “2CH MIX” is displayed on the display.
• Selected speakers output sounds assigned to front 2
channels when you make ANALOG 8CH connections.
• If you select SPEAKERS B only, the following are set
automatically irrespective of settings selected in “Setting
speakers and their sizes” (➔ page 37).
Speaker size: “LARGE ”
Subwoofer: “NO ” (Bass is output from the front speakers.)
• Settings made through the auto speaker setup (➔ pages 24
and 25) are cancelled.
Notes on “BI-AMP”
This function activates automatically when you play analog
audio sources or 2-channel PCM signals through bi-wire
connections.
• The unit takes advantage of the front speaker and the
surround back speaker amps, and drives the speakers’ highfrequency and low-frequency ranges separately when this
function is on.
• Press [SURROUND] off (➔ page 29).
• You cannot use BI-AMP with analog 8-channel connections.
• The “BI-AMP” indicator stays on while BI-AMP is at work
(➔ page 6).
This unit
Front left (L)
Surround left (LS)
Surround back left (SBL)
Front left (L)
Front right (R)
Surround right (RS)
Surround back right (SBR)
Front right (R)
When you set the front speakers (“L ”, “R ”) as “LARGE ”
• The subwoofer also makes audio output in the bass range when
you perform stereo playback of analog and PCM sources.
• The subwoofer sends out only the LFE (low frequency
effect channel) signal contained in 2-channel Dolby
Digital or DTS sources when you play them in stereo.
• The following are set automatically.
When you set “LR ” to “SMALL”, “SUBW ” is set to “YES ”.
When you set “SUBW ” to “NO ”, “LR ” is set to “LARGE ”.
• “SB ” does not appear when “S ” is set to “NONE ”.
• The “SB ” size becomes the “S ” size because the unit
does not offer “SB ” size setting.
• When you change the number of connected speakers,
settings made with the setup microphone are cancelled
(➔ pages 24 and 25).
• See “Notes on Speaker size” (➔ left) for more details.
Notes on “Playing an iPod on this
unit”
Compatible iPod for this unit
Name
Memory size
iPod touch
8 GB, 16 GB
iPod nano 3rd generation (video)
4 GB, 8 GB
iPod classic
80 GB, 160 GB
iPod nano 2nd generation
(aluminum)
2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
iPod 5th generation (video)
60 GB, 80 GB
iPod 5th generation (video)
30 GB
iPod nano 1st generation
1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB
iPod 4th generation (color
display)
40 GB, 60 GB
iPod 4th generation (color
display)
20 GB, 30 GB
iPod 4th generation
40 GB
iPod 4th generation
20 GB
iPod mini
4 GB, 6 GB
Reference
LARGE
Speakers that can sufficiently reproduce enough bass range.
Note for speaker detection and size
setting
* Compatible iPod correct as of May 2008.
Note
• Compatibility depends on the software version of your iPod.
• Audio/video cannot be recorded or transmitted to iPods or
vice versa via this unit.
• Panasonic makes no warranty over iPod data management.
• For more information, refer to the operating instructions for
iPod.
• The contents of the operating instructions and those displayed
on iPod may differ partially, but this will not fundamentally
affect use of music playback.
Other information
Notes on Speaker size
Bi-wire speakers
Note for analog 8-channel
connections
Make the setting on equipment that matches the Blu-ray Disc/
DVD player.
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Glossary
Analog
DTS-ES
Audio signals produced from L/R audio output terminals of
general equipment is called analog audio.
Improved version of DTS. You can playback 6.1-channel sound
by adding surround center to 5.1-channel.
CPPM (Content Protection for Prerecorded
Media)
DTS-HD
This is the copyright protection technology which prevents file
copy of DVD audio.
Decoder, Decode
Decoder is the device to enable us to hear audio data that is
encoded on DVD, etc., as a normal audio signal. This process
is called Decode.
Deep Color
This unit incorporates HDMI™ (V.1.3 with Deep Color)
technology that can reproduce greater color gradation (4096
steps) when connected to a compatible TV.
You can enjoy exceptionally rich, natural-looking colors, with
smooth, detailed gradation and minimal color banding.
[A lower color gradation (256 steps), without deep color, will be
reproduced if connected to a TV which does not support deep
color.]
Digital
DVD recorders, Blu-ray Disc/DVD players, and CD players are
usually equipped with digital output terminals. Connect through
the digital terminal to enjoy digital surround systems such as
Dolby Digital and DTS.
Dolby Digital
Digital audio compression technology developed by Dolby
Laboratories, Inc. Compatible with surround sound as well as
2-channel stereo sound. With this technology, you can keep
massive amount of audio data efficiently.
Dolby Digital +
Improved version of Dolby Digital. It offers higher-audio
quality, support for multi-channel (5.1-channel and more) and
increased bitrates.
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Improved version of Dolby Digital. You can playback 6.1-channel
sound by adding surround center to 5.1-channel compatible
with Dolby Digital.
Dolby Pro Logic /Dolby Pro Logic x
This technology converts any 2-channel source recorded
including Dolby surround into 5.1/7.1 or 6.1-channel sound with
more realistic sound effects. You can enjoy old movies recorded
in conventional 2-channel sounds (excluding monaural sounds)
as they are converted to dynamic 5.1/7.1 or 6.1-channel sound.
Audio technology enhanced in sound quality and functions
based on DTS (used at movie theaters). You can playback
DTS-HD sound as DTS on conventional AV amplifiers due to
backward compatibility.
Depending on the encoding methods and bitrates, DTS is
classified into three types: DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD
High Resolution Audio and DTS Digital Surround.
The format itself supports up to 2048 channels, but the
maximum number of channels for next-generation DVD (Blu-ray
Disc, etc.) is 8ch (7.1ch).
Dynamic range
Dynamic range is the difference between the lowest level of
sound that can be heard above the noise of the equipment and
the highest level of sound before distortion occurs.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface)
HDMI enables you to transmit digital audio and video signals
using a single cable.
You can also transmit control signals using HDMI connections.
LPCM (Linear PCM)
This is one of the PCM methods and the uncompressed audio
signal encoded digitally. This method is used for music CD, etc.
Multi-channel LPCM signals used for Blu-ray Disc, DVD audio,
etc. enable playback with higher-sound quality.
Optical
Using optical fiber cable for digital signal input/output from
DVD, CD, etc., provides better sound quality for playback or
recording compared to analog.
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
This is one of the methods that enables analog sounds to be
converted to digital sounds.
Sampling frequency
Sampling is the process of converting the heights of sound
wave (analog signal) samples taken at set periods into digits
(digital encoding).
Sampling frequency is the number of samples taken per
second, so larger numbers mean faithful reproduction of the
original sound.
Surround signal
Audio signal made up with front speakers, center speaker and
surround speakers.
Dolby TrueHD
x.v.Color
Dolby TrueHD is an advanced version of MLP lossless method
used for DVD audio. This is a high-quality audio method which
enables complete playback of audio data made through a
mastering studio.
Dolby TrueHD can only be used for Blu-ray Disc, etc, but is not
applicable to DVD audio format.
1080p
DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
Surround system used in most movie theaters. Separation
works well between channels, resulting in realistic surround
effects.
This is a name of products compliant with ISO Standard for
wider color space: “xvYCC”.
This is one of the digital hi-vision images.
1080 is the number of effective scanning lines that constitute
the actual screen. This enables every detail to be beautifully
expressed. Images are less flickered with progressive method
that scans in order from the top.
DTS 96/24
This is higher-quality DTS with 96 kHz/24 bit and used for
DVD-Video. 48 kHz/24 bit playback is possible on systems
incompatible with DTS 96/24 due to backward compatibility.
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Error messages
Message
Cause/countermeasure
The equipment connected by the HDMI cable is not compatible with the unit’s copyright
protection technology.
2
U703
Should anything unusual happen using an HDMI connection:
Consult your dealer if the sign remains on the display after these steps.
• Turn the connected equipment off and on again.
• Pull out the HDMI cable then reinsert it.
• Reduce the number of equipment connected in series to the HDMI terminal if exceeding 2
units.
3
U704
The unit has received a signal for a picture format that is incompatible with the HDMI connection.
Check the settings of the connected equipment.
4
REMOTE 1
or
REMOTE 2
Match the modes on the main unit and the remote control.
5
CANCEL MUTING
FUNCTION
Muting is on.
Press [MUTING] on the remote control to cancel the function (➔ page 31).
6
NO C AND LS/RS
SPEAKERS
Center and surround speakers are set as absent. Change their setting to present (➔ page 37).
7
NO LS/RS
SPEAKERS
Surround speakers are set as absent. Change their setting to present (➔ page 37).
8
NO LS/RS AND SBL/
SBR SPEAKERS
Surround and surround back speakers are set as absent. Change their setting to present
(➔ page 37).
9
NO SBL/SBR
SPEAKERS
Surround back speakers are set as absent. Change their setting to present (➔ page 37).
10
NOT POSSIBLE FOR
ANALOG 8CH INPUT
You are trying to use the effect unavailable for analog 8-channel playback.
11
NOT POSSIBLE FOR
THIS INPUT SOURCE
You are trying to use the effect unavailable for the current input source.
12
PCM FIX
(flashing)
The unit is in the “PCM FIX” mode. Cancel this mode (➔ page 39).
13
SELECT SPEAKER A
“SPEAKERS A” is off. Select “SPEAKERS A” (➔ page 26).
14
SPEAKERS ARE OFF
“SPEAKERS A” and “SPEAKERS B” are off. Select “SPEAKERS A” or “SPEAKERS B”
(➔ pages 26 and 27).
15
NOT SUPPORT FOR
THIS WIRELESS
SYSTEM
Not compatible with this wireless system (➔ page 23).
Glossary / Error messages
Reference
U701
1
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies
indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to “Customer Services Directory” on page 57 if you reside in the U.S.A., or
refer to “Product information” on page 59 if you reside in Canada.
Pages
No power.
• Ensure the AC power supply cord is connected.
No sound.
Sound is distorted.
• Check that the volume is adequate.
• Select either “SPEAKERS A ” or “SPEAKERS B ” if the speakers indicator is off.
• Select the correct input source.
• Cancel the “MUTING ” function.
• Check that the signals can be decoded by this unit.
• Check connections to speakers and other equipment.
• Check that the input setting suits the type of connection you have made.
• Cancel the PCM FIX.
• Recording of some DVD-Audio may not be possible to be played due to
copyright protection.
Sound stops.
“F61 ” appears on the display
for about a second, and the unit
turns off.
• Check that ( and ) of speaker cable is interfering each other.
• Check that speaker impedance is lower than tolerance of the unit.
• Straining of the speakers through excessive volume or power.
• This may occur if you use the unit in an extremely hot environment.
• Curtains or other objects may be blocking the exhaust hole.
 Determine and correct the cause, then turn the unit on.
(The protection circuit is reset.)
(Consult your dealer if the problem persists.)
“F76 ” appears on the display
and the unit turns off.
• Turn the unit off, disconnect the AC power supply cord, and consult your
dealer.
–
“F70 ” appears on the display.
• Turn the unit off, disconnect the AC power supply cord, and consult your
dealer.
–
Display is dim.
• Cancel “DIMMER”.
37
Clicking sound is heard during
play.
• Depending on the input signal when playing DVD etc., the BI-AMP
function changes automatically. A clicking sound is heard when it changes.
This does not mean a problem with the unit.
–
“MEASURING ERROR ” appears
on the display.
• A speaker is too far. Check speaker locations.
• An error occurred from a cause that cannot be identified. Perform the auto
speaker setup again.
24, 25
–
When speaker distances are set
(➔ page 37), “–” appears on the
display with the speaker name
such as “L 3.0 – ”.
• It appears when polarity of a speaker is automatically adjusted.
➔ You can set speakers against automatic polarity adjustment.
38
When speaker distances are set
(➔ page 37), “OVER ” appears
on the display.
• It appears when the measured distance exceeds 15 meters (45 feet).
Check the speaker location.
–
Sound is not heard from the
center, surround or subwoofer
speakers.
• Ensure the speaker settings for your speakers are correct.
• Confirm Dolby Pro Logic , NEO:6, or SFC settings, and select an
adequate mode.
• Press [SURROUND] on when you play 2-channel stereo sources.
24, 25, 37
28 to 30
Sound is not heard from the
surround back speaker.
• Ensure the speaker settings for your speakers are correct.
• Press [SURROUND] on.
24, 25, 37
13, 29
Dolby Pro Logic , NEO:6, and
SFC are unavailable.
• Check if the center speaker, surround speakers, and surround back
speakers are connected properly.
• Press [SPEAKERS A] on.
• Cancel ANALOG 8CH playback.
• You cannot use the effect when the input source contains dual audio
signals in Dolby Digital or DTS formats.
There is no DTS audio output.
There is audio output, but the
DTS decoder indicator is not lit.
• Set the DTS Digital Audio Output setting on the Blu-ray Disc/DVD player
or DVD recorder to “Bitstream”.
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The radio cannot be tuned in
or there is a lot of noise and
interference.
• Connect the appropriate antenna. (You may need an outdoor antenna or one with more elements.)
• Adjust the position of the FM or AM antenna.
• Reduce the treble.
• Turn off nearby televisions, video decks, DVD recorders, Blu-ray Disc/DVD
players, and satellite receivers.
• Separate the antenna from other cables, cords, and appliances.
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15, 26
24, 26, 27
15, 26
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10 to 13, 16 to 23
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10
10, 22
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13, 29
10, 11
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There is a lot of noise when
listening to AM.
• Try changing the BEAT PROOF mode.
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The correct FM frequency
cannot be tuned in.
• Change the frequency step to suit your area when FM is selected.
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When using an HDMI
connection, the first few
seconds of sound is cut off.
• Should you be playing a chapter on a DVD etc.:
– Change the audio output setting on the Blu-ray Disc/DVD player or
DVD recorder from “Bitstream” to “PCM”. (6.1-channel sources will
however be played as 5.1-channel.)
– Select “PCM ” as instructed in “Setting input signals” when you play
2-channel stereo sources.
• The unit does not work properly when wrong cords are in HDMI input and
output terminals. Turn the unit off, unplug the AC power supply cord, and
make connections again.
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The unit does not work properly.
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VIERA Link does not function
properly.
• Confirm “Setting VIERA Link to “OFF ”” is set to “ON ”. When it is “OFF ”,
change to “ON ”.
• VIERA Link does not function in power saving standby mode when this
unit is turned off. See “Reducing standby power consumption (power save
mode)” and set to “ON ” (normal power consumption).
• Check VIERA Link settings of the connected equipment.
• VIERA Link may not function when you change the connections for HDMI
equipment, insert and remove the outlet, or during blackout. Do the
following operations in this case.
– Turn the TV (VIERA) on again while all the equipment connected with
HDMI cables are on.
– Set “VIERA Link (HDMI equipment control)” of TV (VIERA) to “OFF” and
then set to “ON” again. (For details, refer to the operating instructions for
TV (VIERA).)
– Connect this unit to TV (VIERA) using the HDMI cable, switch the TV
(VIERA) on, unplug this unit’s AC power supply cord, and insert it into a
household AC outlet again.
When more than one piece
of equipment are connected
to HDMI input terminal, some
of them turn on and off
automatically.
• Some of the linked operations apply to the connected equipment that is
VIERA Link compatible. To prevent this, set the connected equipment (DVD
recorder (DIGA) and others) against VIERA Link.
–
The remote control doesn’t work.
• Replace the batteries if they are worn.
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Other products respond to the
remote control.
• Change this unit’s remote control mode to “REMOTE 2 ”.
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Reference
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Unplug the AC power supply cord from the household AC outlet and wipe the unit using a soft and dry cloth.
• When the unit is very dirty, wring the cloth soaked in water thoroughly, wipe the dirt and wipe moisture off with a dry cloth.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, alcohol, etc. because they may cause casing to deform and coating to go off.
• Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that come with the cloth carefully.
Troubleshooting guide / Maintenance
Maintenance
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Specifications
g AMPLIFIER SECTION
g GENERAL
Rated minimum sine wave RMS power output
20 Hz - 20 kHz both channels driven (with AES17 filter)
0.7 % total harmonic distortion
130 W per channel (6 Ω)
Total harmonic distortion
rated power at 20 Hz - 20 kHz
0.7 % (6 Ω)
Power output each channel driven at 20 Hz - 20 kHz
(with AES17 filter)
0.7 % total harmonic distortion
Front (L/R)
130 W (6 Ω)
Center
130 W (6 Ω)
Surround (L/R)
130 W (6 Ω)
Surround Back (L/R)
130 W (6 Ω)
Load impedance
Front (L/R)
A or B
4 to 8 Ω
A and B
6 to 8 Ω
BI-WIRE
4 to 8 Ω
Center
6 to 8 Ω
Surround (L/R)
6 to 8 Ω
Surround Back (L/R)
6 to 8 Ω
Frequency response
CD, AUX, TV, GAME, CABLE/SAT, VCR,
DVD RECORDER, BD/DVD PLAYER /
ANALOG 8CH IN, OPTION PORT
4 Hz to 40 kHz, ±2 dB
Input sensitivity and impedance
CD, AUX, TV, GAME, CABLE / SAT, VCR,
DVD RECORDER, BD/DVD PLAYER /
ANALOG 8CH IN, OPTION PORT
16 mV (200 mV, IHF'66) 22 kΩ
Subwoofer frequency response (-6 dB)
7 Hz to 200 Hz
S/N (IHF A)
CD, TV, BD/DVD PLAYER,
DVD RECORDER (Digital Input)
97 dB, IHF'66
Tone controls
BASS
50 Hz, +10 to -10 dB
TREBLE
20 kHz, +10 to -10 dB
Output voltage
DVD RECORDER
200 mV
Power supply
Power consumption
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Digital input
(OPTICAL)
(COAXIAL)
Mass (Weight)
Operating temperature range
Operating humidity range
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
150 W
430 mm x 158.5 mm x 339 mm
(16-15/16" x 6-1/4" x 13-11/32")
Approx. 5 kg (11 lb.)
0°C to 40°C
(32°F to 104°F)
20% to 80% RH (no condensation)
Power consumption in standby mode:
Power consumption in HDMI off mode:
0.7 W
0.4 W
Notes:
1. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
2. Total harmonic distortion is measured by the digital spectrum
analyzer.
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1
HDMI Input (Corresponding Deep Color)
Output (Corresponding Deep Color)
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1
This unit supports “HDAVI Control 3” function.
g FM TUNER SECTION
Frequency range
Sensitivity
Total harmonic distortion
MONO
STEREO
S/N
MONO
STEREO
Alternate channel selectivity
Antenna terminal
87.9 to 107.9 MHz (200 kHz steps)
87.5 to 108.0 MHz (100 kHz steps)
11.2 dBf (2 µV, IHF'58)
0.5 %
0.7 %
73 dB
67 dB
65 dB
75 Ω (unbalanced)
g AM TUNER SECTION
Frequency range
520 to 1710 kHz
g OPTION PORT SECTION
An exclusive terminal for SH-PD10 (option)
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g VIDEO SECTION
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Output voltage at 1 V input (unbalanced)
1±0.1 Vp-p
Maximum input voltage
1.5 Vp-p
Input/output impedance
75 Ω
Composite Video Input
BD/DVD PLAYER, DVD RECORDER,
VCR, CABLE/SAT, GAME, AUX
Output
DVD RECORDER, TV MONITOR
S-Video
Input
BD/DVD PLAYER, DVD RECORDER,
VCR, CABLE/SAT, GAME, AUX
Output
DVD RECORDER, TV MONITOR
Component Video Input
BD/DVD PLAYER, DVD RECORDER,
CABLE/SAT
Output
TV MONITOR
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Limited Warranty (Only for the U.S.A.)
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5
San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company,
Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus, New Jersey 07094
Panasonic Audio Products Limited Warranty
Parts
Labor
One (1) year
One (1) year
USB Reader-Writer, Personal Computer
Card Adapters
(in exchange for defective item)
One (1) year
Not Applicable
Accessories: Headphones, Cartridges,
Microphones, Adapters
Rechargeable Batteries, DVD-R/-RAM
Discs (in exchange for defective item)
SD Memory Cards, Rechargeable Battery
Packs (in exchange for defective item)
Ninety (90) days Ninety (90) days
Ten (10) days
Not Applicable
Ninety (90) days
Not Applicable
During the “Labor” warranty period there will be no charge for labor. During the
“Parts” warranty period, there will be no charge for parts. You must carry-in or
mail-in your product during the warranty period. If non-rechargeable batteries
are included, they are not warranted. This warranty only applies to products
purchased and serviced in the United States or Puerto Rico. This warranty is
extended only to the original purchaser of a new product which was not sold “as
is”. A purchase receipt or other proof of the original purchase date is required for
warranty service.
Limited Warranty Limits And Exclusions
This warranty ONLY COVERS failures due to defects in materials or
workmanship, and DOES NOT COVER normal wear and tear or cosmetic
damage. The warranty ALSO DOES NOT COVER damages which occurred in
shipment, or failures which are caused by products not supplied by the warrantor,
or failures which result from accidents, misuse, abuse, neglect, mishandling,
misapplication, alteration, faulty installation, set-up adjustments, misadjustment
of consumer controls, improper maintenance, power line surge, lightning
damage, modification, or commercial use (such as in a hotel, office, restaurant,
or other business), rental use of the product, service by anyone other than a
Factory Servicenter or other Authorized Servicer, or damage that is attributable
to acts of God.
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES EXCEPT AS LISTED UNDER
“LIMITED WARRANTY COVERAGE”. THE WARRANTOR IS NOT LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT, OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF
THIS WARRANTY. (As examples, this excludes damages for lost time, travel
to and from the servicer, loss of media or images, data or other memory
content. The items listed are not exclusive, but are for illustration only.) ALL
EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED TO THE PERIOD OF THE LIMITED
WARRANTY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the exclusions
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you
may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem with this
product develops during or after the warranty period, you may contact your
dealer or Servicenter. If the problem is not handled to your satisfaction, then write
to the warrantor’s Consumer Affairs Department at the addresses listed for the
warrantor.
PARTS AND SERVICE WHICH ARE NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED
WARRANTY ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Customer Services Directory
Obtain Product Information and Operating Assistance; locate your nearest Dealer or Servicenter; purchase Parts and Accessories; or make
Customer Service and Literature requests by visiting our Web Site at:
http://www.panasonic.com/consumersupport
or, contact us via the web at:
http://www.panasonic.com/contactinfo
You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-211-PANA (7262),
Monday-Friday 9 am-9 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10 am-7 pm, EST.
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855
Accessory Purchases
Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at:
http://www.pstc.panasonic.com
or, send your request by E-mail to:
npcparts@us.panasonic.com
You may also contact us directly at: 1-800-332-5368 (Phone) 1-800-237-9080 (Fax Only)
(Monday - Friday 9 am to 9 pm, EST.) Panasonic Service and Technology Company
20421 84th Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 (We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, and Personal Checks)
For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-866-605-1277
Service in Puerto Rico
Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5, San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina, Puerto Rico 00985
Phone (787)750-4300, Fax (787)768-2910
Reference
Product or Part Name
Audio Products (except items listed below)
Carry-In or Mail-In Service
For Carry-In or Mail-In Service in the United States call 1-800-211-PANA (1-800211-7262) or visit Panasonic web site: http://www.panasonic.com
For assistance in Puerto Rico call Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc. (787)-750-4300 or
fax (787)-768-2910.
Specifications / Limited Warranty (Only for the U.S.A.)
Limited Warranty Coverage
If your product does not work properly because of a defect in materials or
workmanship, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company or Panasonic Puerto
Rico, Inc. (collectively referred to as “the warrantor”) will, for the length of
the period indicated on the chart below, which starts with the date of original
purchase (“warranty period”), at its option either (a) repair your product with new
or refurbished parts, or (b) replace it with a new or a refurbished product. The
decision to repair or replace will be made by the warrantor.
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Limited Warranty (Only for Canada)
Panasonic Canada Inc.
PANASONIC PRODUCT – LIMITED WARRANTY
Panasonic Canada Inc. warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship and agrees to remedy any such defect for a
period as stated below from the date of original purchase.
Technics Audio Product
One (1) year, parts and labour
Panasonic Portable / Clock Radio (without Tape, CD, MD)
Panasonic Audio / SD Audio Product
Panasonic DVD Product
Panasonic Combination DVD Player / VCR
Panasonic Combination DVD Recorder / VCR
Accessories including rechargeable batteries
One (1) year, parts and labour
One (1) year, parts and labour
One (1) year, parts and labour
One (1) year, parts and labour
One (1) year, parts and labour
Ninety (90) days
LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not apply to products purchased outside Canada or to any product which has been improperly installed, subjected to usage for
which the product was not designed, misused or abused, damaged during shipping, or which has been altered or repaired in any way that affects
the reliability or detracts from the performance, nor does it cover any product which is used commercially. Dry cell batteries are also excluded from
coverage under this warranty.
This warranty is extended to the original end user purchaser only. A purchase receipt or other proof of date of original purchase is required before
warranty service is performed.
THIS EXPRESS, LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT WILL PANASONIC CANADA INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
In certain instances, some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or the exclusion of implied
warranties, so the above limitations and exclusions may not be applicable.
WARRANTY SERVICE
FOR PRODUCT OPERATION ASSISTANCE, please contact:
Our Customer Care Centre:
Telephone #:
1-800 #:
Fax #:
Email link:
(905) 624-5505
1-800-561-5505
(905) 238-2360
“Customer support” on www.panasonic.ca
FOR PRODUCT REPAIRS, please locate your nearest Authorized Servicentre at www.panasonic.ca :
Link : “ServicentresTM locator” under “Customer support”
IF YOU SHIP THE PRODUCT TO A SERVICENTRE
Carefully pack and send prepaid, adequately insured and preferably in the original carton.
Include details of the defect claimed, and proof of date of original purchase.
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Product Service
1. Damage requiring service — The unit should be serviced by
qualified service personnel if:
(a) The AC power supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or
(b) Objects or liquids have gotten into the unit; or
(c) The unit has been exposed to rain; or
(d) The unit does not operate normally or exhibits a marked change
in performance; or
(e) The unit has been dropped or the cabinet damaged.
2. Servicing — Do not attempt to service the unit beyond that described
in these operating instructions. Refer all other servicing to authorized
servicing personnel.
3. Replacement parts — When parts need replacing ensure the
servicer uses parts specified by the manufacturer or parts that have
the same characteristics as the original parts. Unauthorized
substitutes may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
4. Safety check — After repairs or service, ask the servicer to perform
safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper working condition.
For product information or assistance with product operation:
In the U.S.A., refer to “Customer Services Directory” on page 57.
In Canada, contact the Panasonic Canada Inc. Customer Care Centre
at 1-800-561-5505, or visit the website (www.panasonic.ca), or an
authorized Servicentre closest to you.
The model number and serial number of this product can be found on
either the back or the bottom of the unit.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future
reference.
SA-BX500
MODEL NUMBER _______________________________________
SERIAL NUMBER _______________________________________
User memo:
DATE OF PURCHASE __________________________________
DEALER NAME _______________________________________
DEALER ADDRESS ____________________________________
____________________________________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER _________________________________
Limited Warranty (Only for Canada) / Product Service
Reference
The servicer will require all components to service your system.
Therefore, should service ever be necessary, be sure to bring the entire
system.
Product information
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Panasonic Consumer Electronics
Company, Division of Panasonic
Corporation of North America
One Panasonic Way Secaucus,
New Jersey 07094
http://www.panasonic.com
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Panasonic Puerto Rico, Inc.
Panasonic Canada Inc.
Ave. 65 de Infantería, Km. 9.5
San Gabriel Industrial Park, Carolina,
Puerto Rico 00985
5770 Ambler Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 2T3
www.panasonic.ca
© 2008 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Printed in Malaysia
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