HOME THEATER SYSTEM
with DVD/AUDIO CD PLAYER,
DOLBY DIGITAL DECODER
and AM/FM DIGITAL TUNING RECEIVER
OWNER'S MANUAL
AV301
Visit our web site at www.emersonradio.com
Welcome
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elcome.........
War ning
And thank you for purchasing this Emerson Audio/Video Home
Theater System. This state of the art system includes
everything you need to experience movie theater quality digital
video and audio in the comfort of your own living room. The
only thing you need to add is your own TV. We have designed
this system to be easy to set up, and even easier to use. But
please, review this manual before you operate your system;
have it handy while you are setting the system up; and keep it
available for future reference, or in the unlikely event that you
encounter any unexpected problems. We have tried to keep
this manual as simple as possible. It begins with a description
of the important controls on the main unit and the remote. It
then explains how to connect the speakers, your TV, and
optional external sources to the main unit, how to position the
speakers for the most natural surround sound, and then how
to operate the DVD/CD player and the AM/FM Stereo Receiver.
If you follow the instructions carefully you can have the system
up and operating in less than an hour.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the
cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified service
personnel only.
The AC cord must only be changed at
qualified service facility.
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE
KLASS 1 LASERAPPARAT
• This appliance is classified as a CLASS 1 LASER product.
All of the optional system settings have been preset at our
factory for correct operation of the system in North America. All
you have to do is insert a disc, sit back, and enjoy a great
home theater experience.
Eventually you may want to change some of the optional
settings. A description of all the optional settings, and
instructions for changing them, is found in the second half of
the manual.
This system was designed to provide you with many years of
reliable operation with a minimum of care and maintenance.
Every component in your system was in perfect working
condition when it left our factory. If you experience any problems
with the set up or operation of this system please review the
Trouble Shooting Guide at the end of this manual before you
contact your dealer or the Emerson Customer Service
Department.
Thanks again from all of us at Emerson Radio Consumer
Products Corp.
• The CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT MARKING is located on
the rear panel.
• This product contains a low power laser device. To ensure
continued safety, do not remove any cover or attempt to gain
access to the inside of the product. Refer all servicing to
qualified personnel only.
Caution
Refer servicing to qualified service personnel only.
The following marking is printed on the rear panel.
The serial number of your system can be found on a label on
the back panel of the main unit, and also on the display carton.
Please record the serial number in the space below. You may
need to refer to this number if your system ever needs to be
serviced.
Model no.: AV301
Serial No.: ______________
This symbol is intended to alert the user of
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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user of the
presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the applicance.
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Table of Contents
Index to Parts and Controls ................................................ 3
Important Safeguards and Precautions ............................. 7
Features of This System .................................................... 8
Important Information Regarding This Manual .................. 8
Type of Disc That Can be Played on This System ............. 9
Notes on Discs ................................................................. 10
Installations ............................................ 11
Unpacking .......................................................................... 11
Inserting Batteries into the Remote Control ..................... 11
Speaker System Connection ............................................ 12
Antenna Connections ....................................................... 13
TV and Optional Component Connections ...................... 14
Connecting the AC Power Cord ....................................... 14
Basic System Set Up ............ 15
Speaker Positioning Information ......................................
Typical Speaker Set Up .....................................................
Subwoofer Phase Switch .................................................
Adjusting The Speaker Levels (TEST TONE) ..................
Presetting Radio Stations ................................................
Recalling Preset Stations ................................................
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Playing Discs ........................................ 20
Basic Playback .................................................................. 20
Slow Motion Play .............................................................. 21
Frame By Frame Advance ................................................. 21
Locate a Point Quickly ...................................................... 21
Skip Next or Previous ........................................................ 21
Understanding the Individual DVD Disc Menu .................. 22
Repeat Playback ............................................................... 23
A-B Repeat Playback ........................................................ 23
Program Play (Audio CDs Only) ....................................... 24
Selecting a Start Point by Chapter or Time Code ............ 25
Selecting a Track Using Number Buttons ........................ 25
Checking Disc Information Using Display Button ............ 26
Rear Delay Setting ............................................................
Bass Mode Setting ...........................................................
Dual Mono Setting ............................................................
Dynamic Range Setting ....................................................
Selecting the Language for Audio ....................................
Selecting the Language for Subtitles ...............................
Selecting the Language for Disc Menu ............................
Setting the Parental Control Level ...................................
Changing the Parental Control Password .......................
Resetting the Parental Control Password .......................
Returning to the Original Factory Default Settings ...........
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Special Functions ....................... 39
Adjusting the Volume and Tone Controls .........................
Picture Zooming ...............................................................
Angle Selection .................................................................
Subtitle Language Selection ............................................
Audio Language Selection ...............................................
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Other Functions .............................. 42
Listening to the Radio ......................................................
Listening to an External Source .......................................
Selecting Listening Modes ...............................................
Using the Sleep Timer .....................................................
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Ad
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Additional
Infor
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mation
Troubleshooting ...............................................................
Glossary ...........................................................................
Specifications ...................................................................
Warranty ............................................................................
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Settings and Adjustments .. 27
Using the SETUP Menu and Navigation Buttons .............
SETUP Menu Item List .....................................................
TV Display Setting .............................................................
TV Type Setting (Multi / NTSC / PAL) .................................
Video Out Setting ..............................................................
Angle Mark Setting ............................................................
Selecting the On Screen Display (OSD) Language .........
Selecting the Audio Out (Output) Mode ............................
Screen Saver Setting (SCR Saver) ...................................
Audio Mode Setting ...........................................................
Center Speaker Setting ....................................................
Rear Speaker Setting .......................................................
Subwoofer Setting ............................................................
Center Delay Setting .........................................................
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Index
Par
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Controls
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details.
Front P
anel
Panel
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3 4
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5 6
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1. POWER switch (page 20)
Turn on and off the main power of the system.
(Note: This switch must be 'On' in order to operate the
system with the remote control.)
2. Disc Tray (page 20)
Place a disc on the tray.
3.
REV (TUNING ) button (page 19, 21, 43)
While playing a disc, press this button to select the
previous title, chapter or track.
While listening to the radio, press this button to tune to a
lower frequency. For automatic tuning, press and hold it
for more than 1 second.
4. FWD
(TUNING ) button (page 19, 21, 43)
While playing a disc, press this button to select the next
title, chapter or track.
While listening to the radio, press this button to tune to a
higher frequency. For automatic tuning, press and hold it
for more than 1 second.
5.
6.
STOP button (page 21)
Stop playing a disc.
PLAY / PAUSE button (page 21)
Play or pause a disc.
7. REMOTE SENSOR
Receives the remote control signals.
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8. Front Panel Display (page 4)
Indicate the playing time, etc..
9. PHONES jack
Connect a headphone to this jack.
(Headphone not included.)
10. SELECT button (page 39)
Select the audio channel to view or adjust its level.
11. VOLUME button (page 18, 39)
Increase the master volume level or the selected channel
level.
12. SOURCE button (page 20, 21, 42, 43)
Select the component you want to use.
In standby mode, press this button to turn on the power of
this system.
13. VOLUME
button (page 18, 39)
Decrease the master volume level or the selected channel
level.
14.
OPEN/CLOSE button (page 20)
Open or close the disc tray.
15. STANDBY LED
During standby, this red LED lights.
During mute, this red LED blinks.
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Index
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Controls
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Front P
anel Displa
y
Panel
Display
1
2
1 Speakers Icon (page 18)
Indicates which of the six speakers are operating.
2 Status Bar (page 19, 24, 26, 42-44)
Shows the operating information, such as "OPEN",
"CLOSE" and "LOADING", etc.
Shows the type of the playing disc, such as "DVD", "CD"
and "MP3", etc.
Shows the track and time information of the playing CD
and MP3 disc.
Shows the tuner band and frequency.
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8 Wide indicator (page 44)
Illuminates when "Pro Logic Wide" or "3-Stereo Wide" mode
is selected.
9 Phan (Phantom) indicator (page 44)
Illuminates when "Pro Logic Phantom" mode is selected.
10 Nor indicator (Normal) (page 44)
Illuminates when "Pro Logic Normal" or "3-Stereo Normal"
modes are selected.
3 Sleep indicator (page 44)
Illuminates when the sleep timer is set to 'On'.
11 Dolby 3-Stereo indicator (page 44)
Illuminates when "3-Stereo Normal" or "3-Stereo Wide"
modes are selected.
4 Memory indicator (page 24)
Illuminates when the program play mode is set.
Illuminates when presetting radio stations.
12 Dolby Digital indicator (page 44)
Illuminates when the playing disc is recorded with Dolby
Digital format.
5 Mono indicator
Illuminates when unit is set to FM MONO mode.
13 Dolby Pro Logic (page 44)
Illuminates when the playing disc is recorded with Dolby
Pro Logic format.
Illuminates when "Pro Logic Normal", "Pro Logic Phantom"
or "Pro Logic Wide" modes are selected.
6 Stereo indicator
Illuminates when a stereo FM station is received.
7 Frequency Unit indicator (page 42)
In AM mode, "kHz" lights up.
In FM mode, "MHz" lights up.
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Rear P
anel
Panel
Refer to the pages indicated in parentheses for details.
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1 AM antenna terminal (page 13)
Connect to the supplied AM loop antenna.
7 OPTICAL OUT jack (page 14)
Connect to an optional receiver.
(Cable not included.)
2 S-VIDEO OUT jack (page 14)
Connect to a TV S-Video input connector.
(S-Video cable not included.)
3 VIDEO OUT jack (page 14)
Connect to a TV Video input connector.
4 SPEAKER output terminals (page 12)
Connect to the supplied speakers.
5 AC power cord (page 14)
Connect to a AC 120V / 60Hz wall outlet.
6 COAXIAL OUT jack (page 14)
Connect to an optional receiver.
(Cable not included.)
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8 AUX1 and AUX2 audio line input jacks (page 14)
Connect to a TV set and a VCR, or other optional source.
(Connection cables not included.)
9 AUDIO OUT jacks (page 14)
Connect to a TV set, or other stereo receiver.
(Connection cables not included.)
10 WOOFER LINE OUT jack (page 12)
Connect to the supplied active subwoofer.
11 FM 75 ohm DIPOLE antenna terminal (page 13)
Connect to the supplied FM antenna.
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Controls
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13 OPEN / CLOSE button (page 20)
ol
Control
Remote Contr
Opens or closes the disc tray.
Refer to page numbers in parenthesis for details
STANDBY
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2
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6
33
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DVD
SUB
TITLE
TUNER
LANGUAGE TITLE
AUX
RETURN
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
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2
3
AUDIO
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6
DISPLAY
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N/P
>10
0
SLEEP
MUTE
ANGLE
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34
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20
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
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ENTER
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PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
ST/MO
+
SLOW
ADJ/VOL
STA-
STA+
TUN
TUN+
MEMO
A-B
PROG.
SELECT
TEST
TONE
LISTENING
REPEAT
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27
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25
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1 STANDBY button (page 18, 21)
Turns the system power on or off.
(Note: Power switch on main unit must be "on".)
2 DVD button (page 20)
Selects the DVD player mode.
3 ANGLE button (page 41)
Changes the angles while playing a DVD.
4 MENU button
Changes to menu start function.
5 Number buttons (page 22, 24)
Select the items or settings.
6 SUBTITLE button (page 41)
Selects a desired language for the subtitles while playing
a DVD.
7 SLEEP button (page 44)
Activates the sleep timer.
8 TEST TONE (page 18)
Turns test tone on and off.
9 / / / (Navigation) / ENTER buttons (page 22, 27)
Move the cursor to select and execute the items or settings.
10
/
( TUNING +/- ) buttons (page 19, 43)
In DVD player mode, press to select the next/previous
title chapter or track.
11 A-B button (page 23)
Specifies a section and plays it repeatedly.
12 REPEAT button (page 23)
Press to select Repeat 1 or Repeat All playback.
14 AUX button (page 43)
Selects the AUX1 or AUX2 component (i.e. external
source).
15 SETUP button (page 27, 29, 31)
Displays or exits the SETUP menu.
16 TITLE button (page 22)
Displays the title menu when playing a DVD.
17 GO TO button (page 25)
Selects a start point to play.
18 LANGUAGE button (page 41)
Selects a desired language for the audio when playing a
DVD.
19 LISTENING button (page 44)
Selects a desired listening mode.
20 MUTE button (page 21, 45)
Mutes the sound.
21 ST / MO (STEREO / MONO) - STEP button (page 21, 43)
Switches between monaural or stereo during FM stereo
reception. Activates frame by frame playback while playing
a DVD .
22 MEMO - SLOW button (page 19, 21)
Presets the radio station. Activates slow-motion DVD
playback.
23 DISPLAY button (page 26)
Switches the item displayed on the TV screen or/and on
the front panel display.
24 STOP button (page 21, 24, 27)
Stops playback of a disc and clears the stored program.
25 PROGRAM button (page 24)
Stores CD tracks for program play.
26
STA-/ STA+
buttons (page 21, 42)
Press to play a disc in fast forward / reverse mode.
In tuner mode, press to select the preset stations.
27 VOLUME ( + or - ) buttons (page 18, 39)
Increase / decrease the master volume level or the
selected channel level.
28 SELECT button (page 39)
Selects the audio channel to view or adjust its level.
29 AUDIO button
Selects the audio channels for sound.
30 N/P (NTSC / PAL) button (page 29)
Changes the color system temporarily without changing
the default setting.
PLAY/PAUSE button (page 21)
31
Start or pause when playing a disc.
32 TUNER button (page 19, 42)
Selects FM or AM mode.
33 ZOOM button (page 40)
Activates ZOOM function.
34 RETURN button (page 22)
Displays the root menu when playing a DVD.
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Impor
tant Saf
e guar
ds and Pr
ecautions
Important
Safe
guards
Precautions
Power Cord Protection
To avoid any malfunctions of the unit, and to protect against
electric shock, fire or personal injury, please observe the
following:
• Hold the plug firmly when connecting or disconnecting the
AC power cord.
• Keep the AC power cord away from heating appliances.
• Never put any heavy object on the AC power cord.
• Do not attempt to repair or reconstruct the AC power cord in
any way.
Location and Handling
• Air vents are provided in the cabinet to prevent excessive
temperatures inside the unit. Do not place this unit in closed
spaces, cover it, or otherwise block the vents.
• Do not place this unit in direct sunlight, or near heat sources.
• Keep this unit away from strong magnetic objects.
• Do not insert or drop anything into this unit through the air
vents as this could cause serious damage, possibly resulting
in fire.
• Do not place any object containing water or other liquids on
this unit. In the event that liquid should enter the cabinet,
unplug this unit immediately and contact the retailer or service
center immediately.
• Do not remove the cabinet. Touching parts inside the cabinet
could result in electric shock and / or damage to the unit.
• Do not use the unit in a car. The operation can not guaranteed.
Non-Use Periods
• When the unit is not being used, turn the unit off.
• When left unused for a long period of time, the unit should
be unplugged from the household AC outlet.
No Fingers or Other Objects Inside
Do not put any foreign object on the disc tray.
Stacking
Place the unit in a horizontal position, and do not place anything
heavy on it.
Condensation
Moisture may form on the pickup lens in the following
conditions:
• Immediately after a heater has been turned on.
• In a steamy or very humid room.
• When the unit is suddenly moved from a cold environment
to a warm one.
If moisture forms inside this unit, it may not operate properly.
In this case, turn on the power and wait about one hour for the
moisture to evaporate.
On Adjusting Volume
Do not turn up the volume while listening to a portion with very
low level inputs or no audio signals. If you do, the speakers
may be damaged when a peak level portion is played.
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If There is Noise Interference on the TV While a Broadcast
is Being Received
Depending on the reception condition of the TV, interference
may appear on the TV monitor while you watch a TV broadcast
and the unit is left on. This is not a malfunction of the unit or
the TV. To watch a TV broadcast, turn off the unit.
Service
• Do not attempt to service the unit yourself.
• Please call 1-800-695-0098 for the name of the nearest service
center.
Copyright
Audio-visual material may consist of copyrighted works which
must not be recorded without the authority of the owner of the
copyright. Please refer to relevant laws covering copyright
protection.
Copy protection
This DVD player supports Macrovision copy protection.
On DVD discs that include a copy protection code, if the
contents of the DVD disc are copied using a VCR, the copy
protection code prevents the videotape copy from playing
normally.
Recommended Measures for Optimum Performance
This unit is a precision device that is constructed using
extremely accurate technology.
Soiling or friction affecting the pickup lens or disc drive can
impair the image quality. In the worst case, neither video nor
audio will be played back. To obtain optimum picture quality,
the player should be checked (cleaning and replacement of
some parts) every 1,000 hours. Note that this period varies
depending on the environment (temperature, humidity, dust,
etc..) in which the player is used.
Do not attempt to clean the pickup lens yourself.
Fea
tur
es of This System
eatur
tures
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DVD player with built-in Dolby Digital*1 decoder, supporting Dolby Pro Logic and Virtual Surround.
5-channel amplifiers and active subwoofer.
AM/FM digital tuner.
Compatible with DVD, MP3, CDR, CDRW and CD-DA discs.
DVD navigation functions.
Multi-color fluorescent front panel display and on screen display menu.
Full function remote control.
*1
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”, “AC-3”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished Works. ©1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
Impor
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ma
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ual
Important
Infor
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mation
Re
arding
Manual
• The types of functions and operations that can be used for a particular disc vary depending on the features of that disc. In some
cases, these functions and operations may differ from the descriptions given in this Operations Manual. In this event, follow the
instructions given on the screen. This Operations Manual only covers basic disc operations.
• For some operations, the icon may appear on the screen. This indicates that the operation described in this Operations
Manual is not available on the disc in the player.
• The drawings about the TV screen and front panel display used in this Operations Manual are purely for the purposes of
explanation. The actual displays may differ slightly from what are shown here.
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Type of Disc T ha
yed on This System
hatt Can be Pla
Play
This player can playback discs bearing any of the following marks:
Audio CDs
12cm disc / 8cm disc
DVDs
12cm disc / 8cm disc
See Note-1
See Note-2
See Note-3
Note-1
• DVD players and discs are designed with region numbers
which dictate the regions in which a disc can be played. If
the region number on the disc you want to play does not
match the region number in your DVD player, you will not be
able to play the disc. If you try to play the DVD, the message
“ WRONG REGION” will appear on the on screen display.
The region number for this DVD player is 1.
The region code of this player is printed on the rear of the
unit..
Sample disc display:
• Supports MP3, CDR,
CDR-W, CD-DA
Icons used on DVD discs
Sample Icons:
2
1. English
2. Spanish
Number of recorded
audio tracks
2
1. English
2. Spanish
Number of subtitles
recorded
16:9
LB
Screen aspect
ratio recorded
2
1 2 3
4 5 6
Disc with
Region code
Multiple
indicator
camera angles
Glossary of Disc Terms
• Title (DVD)
The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD;
a movie, etc., for a picture piece on a video disc; or an album,
etc., for a music piece on an audio disc. Each title is assigned
a title number enabling you to locate the title you want.
• Chapter (DVD)
Disc playable in all regions
Note-2
• The specific playback functionality for some DVD and video
CD discs is determined by the disc manufacturer. Because
this DVD player plays disc data in accordance with the disc
manufacturer’ s guidelines, some functions may not be
available on some discs. Be sure to read the instructions
provided with the disc.
The “Prohibited” icon displayed during DVD player
operation indicates that such manufacturer imposed
restrictions apply.
Note-3
• The audio on a DVD disc recorded in MPEG version 2.0
format may not play properly on some discs, only the image
will appear in this case.
Discs that Cannot be Played
• You cannot play CD-G, CD-EXTRA, PHOTO CD, CD-ROM
and DVD-ROM discs.
• You cannot play illegally produced discs.
• You cannot play scratched discs.
• You cannot play discs that are dusty, soiled or marked with
fingerprints.
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Sections of a picture or a music piece that are smaller than
titles. A title is composed of several chapters. Each chapter
is assigned a chapter number enabling you to locate the
chapter you want. Some discs may not contain chapters .
For example
Title 1
Title 2
• Track (Audio CD)
Sections of a picture or a music piece on an audio CD . Each
track is assigned a track number enabling you to locate the
track you want.
Notes on Discs
Disc handling precautions
• To keep the disc clean, handle the disc by its edge. Do not touch the surface.
• Do not stick paper or tape on the disc.
If there is glue (or a similar substance) on the disc, remove the glue completely before using the disc.
• Do not expose the disc to direct sunlight or sources such as hot air ducts, or leave it in a car parked in direct sunlight as there can
be considerable rise in temperature inside the car.
• After playing, store the disc in its case.
• Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen or other writing utensils.
• Be careful not to drop or bend the disc.
Disc cleaning precautions
• Before playing, clean the disc with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc from the center out.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine, thinner, commorically available cleaners or anti-static spray intended for vinyl LPs.
Disc installing precautions
• Do not install more than 1 disc on disc tray.
• Do not place the disc on the tray up-side down.
• Do not try to close the disc tray when the disc is not installed and centered properly.
Disc tray
Disc
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Installations
Unpac
king
Unpacking
This section describes how to connect the system to the
speakers, a TV monitor with audio / video input jacks and
other video components. You cannot connect this system to
a TV monitor which does not have a video input connector.
Be sure to turn off the power of each component before
making the connections.
Check that you have the following items:
• Main unit (1).
• Subwoofer (1).
• Speakers (5).
• Remote control (1).
• AAA batteries (2).
• Video cable (4 feet x 1).
• Subwoofer cord (16 feet x 1).
• Front speaker cords (13 feet x 2, red / black).
• Center speaker cord (9 feet x 1, blue / black).
• Surround speaker cords (26 feet x 2, gray / black).
• AM loop antenna (1).
• FM antenna (1).
• Owner's Manual (1).
• Quick Set Up Guide.
Inser
ting Ba
tteries into the
Inserting
Batteries
Remote Contr
ol
Control
You can control the system using the supplied remote. Insert
two batteries by matching the + and - on the batteries with the
markings in the battery compartment. When using the remote,
point it at the remote sensor on the front panel of this system.
+ --
-- +
Notes:
• Do not leave the remote in an extremely hot or humid place.
• Do not use a new battery with an old one.
• Do not drop any foreign object into the remote casing.
particularly when replacing the batteries.
• Do not expose the remote sensor to direct sunlight or lighting
apparatuses. Doing so many cause a malfunction.
• If you will not use the remote for an extended period of time,
remove the batteries to avoid possible damage from battery
leakage and corrosion.
• Use only the size and type of batteries specified.
• Be sure to follow the correct polarity when installing the
batteries as indicated in the battery compartment. Reversed
batteries may cause damage to the device.
• Do not mix different types of batteries together (e.g. Alkaline
and Carbon-zinc) or old batteries with fresh ones.
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Speak
er System Connection
Speaker
Connect the supplied speaker system using the supplied
speaker cords by matching the colors of the terminals and those
of the cords.
At the rear of each supplied speaker you will find two spring
type connectors, a black one marked (-) and a red, blue and
gray one marked (+).
_ Connect the active Subwoofer to the RCA jack marked
“ woofer line out” .
Required audio cable (supplied):
Black
The speaker cables and connectors are color coded for easier
set up (see page 13 for tips for connecting antenna and
speakers wires).
_ Connect the Front Left speaker to the FL terminals.
_ Connect the Front Right speaker to the FR terminals.
_ Connect the Center speaker to the C terminals.
_ Connect the Surround Left speaker to the SL terminals.
_ Connect the Surround Right speaker to the SR terminals.
Required speaker cords (supplied):
Black
Right Front Speaker
Center Speaker
Left Front Speaker
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To avoid short-circuiting the speakers
_ Make sure the stripped end of each speaker cord does not
touch another speaker terminal or the stripped end of another
speaker cord.
_ Stripped cords are touching each other due to excessive
removal of insulation.
Examples of poor connection of the speaker cord
_ Stripped speaker cord is touching another speaker terminal.
Note:
_ Be sure to match the speaker cord to the appropriate terminal
on the components: + to + and - to -. If the cords are reversed,
the sound will be distorted and will lack bass.
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Antenna Connections
Connect the supplied AM / FM antennas for listening to the radio.
• Connect the AM loop antenna to the AM terminals.
• Connect the FM antenna to the FM antenna terminals.
AM loop antenna
(Included)
FM antenna
(Included)
AM
FR
FL
C
SR
SL
(4 )
Notes:
• To prevent noise pickup, keep the AM loop antenna away
from the system and other components.
• Be sure to fully extend the FM antenna.
• After connecting the FM antenna, keep it as horizontal as
possible.
Tips for connecting antenna and speakers wires
Push and hold Speaker terminal tab down to insert wire.
Release tab to lock wire in terminal. Make sure the insulation
is completely removed from the ends of the antenna and
speaker wires at all connection points.
If you have poor FM reception
Use a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not included) to connect the
system to an outdoor FM antenna as shown below.
Outdoor FM antenna
System
AM
Ground wire
(not included)
FM
(75 )
To ground
Notes:
• If you connect the system to an outdoor antenna, ground it
against lightning.
• To prevent a gas explosion, do not connect the ground wire
to a gas pipe.
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TV and Optional Component
Connections
_ VCR Connection-Audio (Connection Cables Not
Included):
To listen to the sound from your stereo VCR through the
speakers of this system, connect the Left/Right audio output
jacks of your stereo VCR to the Left/Right audio input jacks
(AUX 1 or AUX 2) of this system.
Required cords
_ Video cord for connecting a TV set (included).
Yellow
Yellow
_ External Decoder Connections - Not Required:
This DVD player has its own built in Dolby Digital decoder
that provides digital 5.1 channel Surround Sound audio
from DVD movies encoded with Dolby Digital soundtracks.
No external decoders are required. However we have also
included both Coaxial and Optical type digital audio output
jacks that allow the digital audio signals to be fed to an
external Dolby Digital decoder if desired. The Coaxial and
Optical digital audio connection cables are not included.
_ Audio cords (not included).
When connecting a cord, be sure to match the color-coded
pins to the appropriate jacks on the components.
Red
Red
White
White
Notes:
_ Basic Connection Diagram:
The diagram below represents a typical connection. In this
diagram you can view the picture from DVD movie discs on
your TV set. You can also play the sound from your stereo
TV set and the sound from your stereo VCR through the
speakers of this system.
_ TV Connection - Normal (Connection Cable
Included):
To view the video from DVD discs on your TV set connect
the Video Out jack of this system to the Video In jack of your
TV set. The Video jacks are usually colored yellow. Use the
included video cable with yellow plugs on each end.
_ TV Connection - S-Video (Cable Not Included):
If your TV set has an S-Video Input Jack you can connect
your TV to the S-Video Out Jack on the back of this system.
(The S-Video connection cable is not included). The
S-Video connection will provide the best picture quality if
your TV is equipped to handle S-Video signals. We
recommend using the S-Video connection if your TV has an
S-Video input jack.
_ TV Connection-Audio (Connection Cables Not
Included):
If your Stereo TV has Left/Right audio output jacks you can
listen to the sound of your TV set through the speakers of
this system. Connect the Left/Right audio output jacks of
your TV set to the Left/Right audio input jacks (AUX 1 or AUX
2) of this system.
AM
Connecting the AC Power
Cord
Notes
_ The Power Requirement is: AC 120 V, 60Hz.
_ Connecting to power other than the one listed above may
damage the system or cause abnormal operation.
_ Before connecting the AC power cord of this system to a
_
_
wall outlet, connect the speakers and other component cables
to the system.
Connect the AC power cord of the active subwoofer.
Connect the AC power cords of your TV and any optional
components to a wall outlet.
FR
FL
C
SR
SL
"
14
Basic System Set Up
This chapter explains how to properly position your
speakers; adjust the individual speaker levels; and preset
up to 40 of your favorite AM/FM stations in the digital tuner
memory.
Speak
er P
ositioning
Speaker
Positioning
Inf
or
ma
tion
Infor
orma
mation
Your system is supplied with 5 compact sized satellite speakers
and one powered subwoofer. The satellite speakers reproduce
only the mid range and higher frequencies. All of the low
frequency (bass) sounds are produced by the subwoofer.
Proper positioning and placement of the speakers is important
in order to provide the best surround sound experience. We
understand that due to the size and shape of your listening
room, and the location of your furniture, you may not be able
to set up the speakers exactly as per the diagrams that follow.
However these simple guidelines will help you maximize your
home theater experience.
• Although all 5 satellites are the same size, the speakers
inside the cabinets are different. The speaker terminals on
the back of the cabinets are color coded, as are the speaker
cables and the speaker terminals on the back of the main
unit. Refer to the connection diagram on page 12. Be sure
you are using the correct satellite speaker in each location,
front, rear and center.
• For best surround effects all 5 of the satellite speakers
should be roughly the same distance from your usual listening
position.
POSITION ALL 5 SPEAKERS APPROXIMATELY SAME
DISTANCE FROM YOUR LISTENING POSITION.
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15
Speak
er P
ositioning Inf
or
ma
tion (Contin
ued)
Speaker
Positioning
Infor
orma
mation
(Continued)
SATELLITE SPEAKERS
• The center speaker, as well as the other 4 satellites, can be
positioned either vertically or horizontally. Since the center
speaker may look more aesthetically pleasing in the
horizontal position we have omitted the name plate from
the front of the center speaker. We have also included 20
pieces of rubber feet, 4 pieces per satellite speaker, in a
small plastic bag with the other accessories. Once you
decide how you are going to position the speakers you can
put the rubber feet on the bottom of each speaker to prevent
them from sliding too easily or perhaps from vibrating if
they are sitting on a very smooth surface and the set is
being played at high volume. Remove the backing paper
from each rubber foot to expose the sticky surface and press
the foot firmly into place on the bottom surface of each
satellite speaker. Place one foot in each corner of the bottom
surface. It is not necessary to use the rubber feet on any of
the satellites that will be wall mounted.
VERTICAL
OR
HORIZONTAL
INSTALL RUBBER FEET AS SHOWN
Left Front
• The left front, right front, and center speakers should be
placed at roughly the same height. The center speaker
reproduces most of the dialog spoken by the actors on the
TV screen, therefore it should be placed either directly above
or below the center of the TV screen. Once you position the
center speaker try to position the left front and right front
speakers at the same height. It is not recommended to
place any of the satellite speakers on the floor.
Center
POSITION FRONT/CENTER SPEAKERS
APPROXIMATELY SAME HEIGHT
• The left rear and right rear speakers can be placed in line
with your listening position or behind your listening position.
Ideally they should be placed slightly above your ear level
when you are seated in your normal listening position. We
have provided 2-way keyhole openings on the backs of all
the satellite speakers that allow the satellites to be wall
mounted in either a vertical or horizontal position.
• The powered subwoofer will provide the most dramatic bass
effects when it is placed on the floor. Do not place the
subwoofer on a stand or table. Remember that the
subwoofer has its own AC cord and must be connected to
an AC outlet in addition to being connected to the main unit.
When the subwoofer is connected to the AC outlet the LED
indicator on the front panel turns red. This indicates that the
subwoofer is receiving power and is in the Standby mode.
If the system is turned on and operating the subwoofer will
automatically switch from the Standby mode to the Active
mode whenever it is needed. The LED turns green when
the subwoofer is in the Active mode. When no longer needed
the subwoofer returns to the Standby mode and the LED
indicator turns red again. There is no power switch on the
subwoofer. It draws very little current when in the Standby
mode so it should always remain connected to the AC outlet.
The subwoofer should be placed in the front of the room so
that it is facing toward your listening position. It can be placed
on either side of the TV or even in the corner of the room, as
far away as the cable and the AC cord will allow. The bass
sounds from the subwoofer are non-directional. You will
not really be able to tell where the bass is coming from.
Right Front
2-WAY
MOUNTING HOLES
SUBWOOFER
OK
PLACE ON FLOOR
NO
GOOD
NOT ON STAND
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Typical Speak
er Set Up
Speaker
Front-left
(Included)
Front-right
(Included)
Center (Included)
Subwoofer
(Included)
or
Surround-left
(Included)
or
Surround-right
(Included)
or
LISTENING
POSITION
• All 5 satellite speakers approximately same distance from your listening position.
• Center speaker directly above (or below) TV screen. Left and right front speakers at same height as center speaker.
• Rear speakers either in line with, or behind listening position, approximately at ear level, or slightly above, when seated.
• Subwoofer on floor near TV, or in corner, facing the listening position.
• All speakers must be visible. Do not hide behind curtains, furniture, etc, as this will affect the sound.
Subwoofer Phase Switch
We have included a Phase Shift switch on the back panel of
the subwoofer. This switch allows you to provide a slight
increase or decrease in the mid range frequencies of the
subwoofer. This may be desirable if your listening room has
thick carpeting, heavy curtains, drapes, or furniture that tends
to absorb sound. The Phase Shift switch has been set to zero
degrees at our factory. There is no 'right' or 'wrong' setting for
the subwoofer Phase Shift switch. You can set the switch to
the 180 degree position and compare the sound to the original
zero degree setting. This is a matter of personal preference.
Leave the switch in whichever position sounds the best to
you.
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BACK PANEL OF SUBWOOFER
Audio
Input
0
Phase 180
Adjusting The Speaker Levels (TEST TONE)
After you have connected all 6 speakers to the main unit and
positioned the speakers as described on the previous page,
the next step is to adjust the sound level of each of the 5
satellites, using the Test Tone, so that the level at your normal
listening position seems to be the same. This adjustment should
be made with the Test Tone only, not while you are watching a
DVD movie. Remember that most of the action and dialog in a
movie will occur in front of you and the sound will come from
the 3 front satellites and the subwoofer. The rear speakers are
designed to operate only when there is some action or special
sound effects taking place behind you. If you adjust the level
of the two rear speakers incorrectly so that you constantly hear
sound behind you, you will not get the proper surround effect.
ADJ/VOL +
+
SELECT
-
POWER
1 Press the TEST TONE button on the remote control. The
test tone sound signal will start at the front right (FR) speaker.
After 3 seconds the sound will move to the center (C)
speaker, and then to the front left (FL), surround right (SR)
and surround left (SL) speakers in succession. The main
display and the TV screen will show the word "TEST" and
will also indicate which speaker is operating. The test tone
continues cycling among the 5 speakers indefinitely.
2 All 5 satellite speakers have been pre-set to the same level
(00 db). If the tone signal from all 5 speakers sounds about
the same at your normal listening position, no further
adjustment is necessary. You can press the TEST TONE
button again to cancel the test tone function.
IMPORTANT: It does not matter how loud or soft the test
tone signal is. As long as all 5 speakers have the same
level you do not need to make any adjustment. You can skip
step 3 and go to the next section.
ADJ/VOL STANDBY
STANDBY
DVD
TUNER
AUX
TITLE
RETURN
SUB
TITLE
LANGUAGE
GO TO
ZOOM
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
MENU
7
8
9
>10
0
SLEEP
ANGLE
N/P
MUTE
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
ENTER
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STEP
STA-
STA +
ST/MO
SLOW
TUN
TUN+
REPEAT
A-B
+
ADJ/VOL
ADJ/VOL +/-
MEMO
PROG.
TEST
TONE
SELECT
LISTENING
SELECT
TEST TONE
• Press the POWER button on the front panel to turn the
3 If the level of all 5 speakers does not sound the same at
your normal listening position you can adjust each speaker
up or down 10 db in 1 db steps. For example let's say that
the test tone from the two surround speakers sounds lower
than the 3 front speakers because the rear speakers are
further away from your normal listening position. When the
front panel display and the TV screen indicate that the tone
is coming from the surround right (SR) speaker, press the
VOL + button on the remote control to increase the level of
that speaker. The front panel and TV screen will show the
new level setting. After a few seconds the new setting will
be memorized and the test tone will move to the surround
left (SL) speaker. Adjust the surround left (SL) speaker in
the same manner.
system ON. The unit will go into the Standby mode.
• Sit in your normal listening position and press the STANDBY
button on the remote control. The unit will go into the Active
mode and the main display will come on and show "NO
DISC".
Then listen to the tone from all 5 speakers again to verify that
the level sounds the same at your normal listening position.
Re-adjust each speaker up or down as required and the press
the TEST TONE button once more to cancel the test tone
function.
• Turn on your TV. If necessary adjust your TV to select the
source which is connected to the Video In (or S-Video In)
jack, depending on which jack you used to connect this
system to your TV. The Emerson DVD logo screen should
appear on your TV together with the words "NO DISC".
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Presetting Radio Stations
You can preset up to 40 of your favorite AM and FM stations, in
any combination, in the tuner memory for easy recall.
5 Press the MEMO button on the remote control again to enter
the station into the memory. The Memory indicator and the
preset station number disappear and the station is
memorized.
STANDBY
TUNER
Number buttons
DVD
TUNER
AUX
SUB
TITLE
LANGUAGE
TITLE
RETURN
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
ANGLE
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
>10
0
SLEEP
N/P
MUTE
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
ENTE R
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STATION+/TUNING+/-
STEP
STA -
STA +
ST/MO
TUN
TUN+
MEMO
REPEAT
A-B
SLOW
PROG.
TEST
TONE
ADJ/VOL
SELECT
MEMORY
LISTENING
1 Press the STANDBY button on the remote control to turn the
system On.
2 Press either the TUNER button on the remote control, or the
SOURCE button on the front panel, repeatedly to select the
Tuner function and the desired radio band, AM or FM.
3 Tune to the first station you wish to preset.
• Manual Tuning - repeatedly press the TUNING +/- buttons on
the front panel or the remote control until the desired
frequency appears on the display. (Note: You must use
manual tuning if your are trying to tune to a weak station.)
• Automatic Tuning - press and hold the TUNING +/- button on
the front panel or the remote control until the display begins
to scan up or down. It will stop on the first strong station it
finds. Repeat this process until it stops on your desired
station.
6 To enter the next station in memory follow steps 2 and 3 to
tune the desired station and press the MEMO button on the
remote control. Then press either STA + or STA - button on
the remote control to select another preset memory number,
and press MEMO again to enter that station in the selected
preset memory number.
Note:
You must press the MEMO button to memorize a station while
the Memory indicator appears in the display (approximately 4
seconds), otherwise the station will not be memorized.
7 Repeat step 6 until you have entered up to 40 stations in the
tuner memory.
Recalling Pr
eset Sta
tions
Preset
Stations
1 Press STANDBY button on the remote control to turn the
system 'ON' and, if necessary, press the TUNER button to
select the Tuner function.
2 Press either the STA + or STA - button on the remote to
select the desired preset memory number.
You may also use the number keys on the remote control to
go directly to one of the preset memory stations. To select
preset stations 1 through 9, press the number key. To select
preset station numbers higher than 9 press the ">10" key one
or more times followed by the appropriate number key, for
example:
To Select Station Number
4 When the desired station appears on the display (Example:
FM 103.5 MHz) press the MEMO button on the remote
control. The Memory indicator and "P01" appear in the
display indicating that you are ready to enter that station in
preset memory #1.
Press These Keys
10
>10 and 0
15
>10 and 5
21
>10 twice and then 1
34
>10 three times and then 4
40
>10 four times and then 0
Changing Preset Stations
To change any of the preset stations simply tune to the new
station you wish to memorize and enter it in the preset memory
number you wish to change. The new station will be memorized
and the previous station will be erased.
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Playing Discs
This chapter describes how to play a DVD / CD / MP3 disc.
Basic Playback
IMPORTANT:
Please note that some DVD movie discs may not have
all the features described in this chapter. For example,
older movies may not allow you to select multiple camera
angles. Refer to the instructions or liner notes that are
included with each disc to determine what features and
operations are available on that particular disc.
POWER
TUNING +/-
+
-
STANDBY
DVD
STANDBY
DVD
TUNER
AUX
SUB
TITLE
LANGUAGE
TITLE
RETURN
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
>10
0
ANGLE
N/P
SLEEP
MUTE
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
OPEN/CLOSE
ENTE R
STOP
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
PLAY/PAUSE
STEP
STA-
STA+
ST/MO
SLOW
TUNING +/-
TUN
REPEAT
TUN+
A-B
+
ADJ/VOL
MEMO
PROG.
SELECT
TEST
TONE
LISTENING
1 Turn on the TV and select the video input so that you can
view the pictures from this system.
2 Press the POWER button on the front panel to turn on the
main power of this system. The front panel display lights
up, and the EMERSON DVD logo screen appears on TV.
3 If the system is not in the DVD player mode, press the DVD
button on the remote control to enter DVD player mode
directly, or press the SOURCE button on the front panel to
select it.
4 Press the (OPEN/CLOSE) button, and place a disc on the
disc tray. Press again to close the tray.
The player begins loading the disc. An operating message
will appear on the TV screen and/or on the front panel display
as follows:
On TV screen
On front panel display
WAITING
DISC LOADING **
LOADING **
OPEN
OPEN
CLOSE
CLOSE
PLAY
PLAY
NO DISC
NO DISC
BAD DISC
BAD DISC
DVD/CD/MP3
WRONG REGION (See page 9)
PARENTAL VIOLATION (See page 37)
(**NOTE: While the disc is loading the player will not
respond to any commands.)
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Basic Playback (Continued)
Frame By F
vance
Frrame Ad
Adv
When a disc is inserted the following will occur depending
on the type of disc inserted.
• When playing a DVD
A DVD menu or title menu may appear on the TV screen .
• When playing a CD or MP3
The CD will begin to play the disc from the first track.
9 Press the STEP button repeatedly to advance the disc step
by step (one frame at a time).
Note:
• While the disc is loading, the player will not respond to any
commands.
5 While in the stop mode, press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button
to begin playback. When playback begins press the VOL
ADJ +/- buttons to adjust the volume to a confortable
listening level. To shut off the speakers temporarily without
stopping playback press the MUTE button on the remote
control. Press the MUTE button again to cancel mute and
restore the sound.
During playback press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button again
to pause playback temporarily. Press once more to cancel
pause mode and resume playback.
6 Press the STOP( ) button to stop playback.
In program playback mode, press STOP( ) button one
time to stop playback. Press it again to clear program
memory. (See page 24)
7 When the system is 'On', press the STANDBY button on the
remote control to turn the system off. The red LED on the
front panel lights up.
In standby mode, press this button to turn ON the system.
You can also turn the system 'On' by pressing the SOURCE
button on the main unit.
Slow Motion Playback
8 Press the SLOW buttons on the remote control to play a
disc in slow motion.
If the disc is a DVD, press this button repeatedly to select
the following slow-motion speed: SF1
SF2
SF3
SR1
SR2
SR3
normal play.
Notes:
• SF: Slow Forward
SR: Slow Reverse
• The larger the number, the slower the speed.
• This function is not available for CD and MP3.
• On some discs, the slow-motion playback function is not
available. See the disc jacket for information.
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Note
• This function is not available for CD and MP3.
10 Press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button to resume normal
playback.
Loca
te a P
oint Quic
kl
y
Locate
Point
Quickl
kly
11 Press the
or
button while playing a disc.
The player will search the disc fast forward or reverse.
When you find the point you want, press the / button to
return to the normal forward playback speed.
Change the searching speed
You can change the searching speed by pressing the
or
button repeatedly.
• If the playing disc is a DVD, you can select the following
search speeds: FF1, FF2, FF3, FF4; or FR1, FR2, FR3, FR4.
• If the playing disc is a CD, you can select the following of
search speeds: FF1, FF2; or FR1, FR2.
Notes:
• This function is not available for MP3.
• The larger the number is, the faster the searching speed.
• For CD, when the searching goes to the end of one track,
the player will begin to play the next track at normal speed.
Skip Ne
xt or Pr
evious
Next
Pre
12 Press the
or
button while playing a disc.
The playback will go to the next or previous title, chapter or
track in continuous play mode.
Notes:
• Press the DISPLAY button on the remote control to view the
title, chapter, track and time on the front panel display or/
and TV screen. See page 26 for more information about
the DISPLAY button.
• If the REPEAT-ONE function has been selected, pressing
the
or
button will replay the same chapter (or track or
title) from its beginning.
• If the REPEAT-ALL function has been selected, pressing
the
or
button repeatedly will skip to select all the
chapters (or tracks) in a title (or disc) cyclically.
Under
standing the Indi
vidual D
VD Disc Men
u
Understanding
Individual
DVD
Menu
Using the title menu
A DVD is divided into long sections of a picture or a music
piece called "titles". Normally, a title is composed of several
chapters. When you play a DVD which contains several titles,
you can select the title (or chapter) you want using the title
menu.
Number
buttons
DVD
TUNER
AUX
S UB
TITLE
LANGUAG E
TI TLE
RETURN
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
ANGLE
1
2
3
AUDI O
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
N/P
> 10
0
SLEEP
MUTE
• Depending on the DVD disc, you may not be able to enter
RETURN
the root menu.
• For some DVD discs, when you press the RETURN button,
the playback will restart from the beginning of the disc.
O PE N/
C LO SE
SETUP
ENTER
3 Press the ENTER button.
The player starts playing the selected title (or chapter).
Notes:
STANDBY
TITLE
Depending on the disc, you can use the number buttons
(0~9 / >10) to select the title (or chapter).
EN TER
/
/ /
Using the DVD menu
Some DVDs allow you to select the language for the subtitles,
the language for the sound, etc., using the DVD menu.
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STEP
S T/MO
+
SLOW
ADJ/VOL
S TA -
S TA +
TUN
TUN +
ME MO
REPEAT
A-B
PROG.
SELECT
TE S T
TO NE
LISTENI NG
1 Press the TITLE button while playing a DVD disc.
"TITLE MENU" will be shown on TV screen for a moment,
and then the title menu appears. The contents of the menu
vary from disc to disc.
2 While the title menu appears on the screen, press the /
/ /
buttons to select the title (or chapter) you want to
play.
Depending on the disc, you can use the number buttons
(0~9 / >10) to select the title (or chapter).
1 Press the TITLE button while playing a DVD disc.
The DVD menu appears on the TV screen. The contents of
the menu vary from disc to disc.
2 While the title menu appears on the screen, press the
/ / /
buttons to select the item you want to change.
Depending on the disc, you can use the number buttons
(0~9 / >10) to select the item.
3 To change other items, repeat Step 2.
4 Press the ENTER button .
Note:
• You can set a preferred language for audio and subtitles in
the SETUP menu. For details, see page 36.
3 Press the ENTER button.
The player starts playing the selected title (or chapter).
Notes:
• Depending on the DVD disc, you may not be able to select
the title or chapter.
• Depending on the DVD disc, a "title menu" may simply be
called a "menu" or "title" in the instructions supplied with
the disc.
• For some DVD discs, when you press the TITLE button, the
playback will restart from the beginning of the disc.
Using the root menu
A DVD may contain a "root menu". Some titles or chapters are
recorded in the root menu.
1 Press the RETURN button while playing a DVD disc.
"ROOT MENU" will be shown on TV screen for a moment,
and then the root menu appears. The contents of the root
menu vary from disc to disc.
2 While the root menu appears on the screen, press the /
/ /
buttons to select the title (or chapter) you want to
play.
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Repea
ybac
k
peatt Pla
Playbac
yback
A-B R
epea
ybac
k
Re
peatt Pla
Playbac
yback
You can play all of chapters in a title or on a disc repeatedly.
You can play all of tracks on a disc repeatedly.
You can play a single title, chapter or track repeatedly.
In program play mode, the system repeats the chapters or
tracks in the programmed order.
You can play a specific portion in a chapter or track repeatedly.
This is useful when you want to memorize lyrics or repeatedly
watch a portion of the DVD over and over.
STANDBY
DVD
TUNER
AUX
LANGUAGE
TI TLE
RETURN
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
ANGLE
1
2
3
AUDI O
4
5
6
DISPLAY
S UB
TITLE
7
8
9
> 10
0
SLEEP
2 When reaching the end point "B" you want, press the A-B
button a second time.
The "[A-B]" indicator appears on the front panel display.
The player starts to play the specific portion from point "A",
and will continue playing this portion repeatedly unitl you
cancel the A-B repeat function.
N/P
MUTE
O PE N/
C LO SE
SETUP
EN TER
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
1 When playing a disc, press the A-B button one time to set
the starting point "A" of the specific portion you want to play
repeatedly.
The "[A-]" indicator appears on the front panel display.
STEP
REPEAT
S T/MO
+
SLOW
ADJ/VOL
S TA -
S TA +
TUN
TUN +
ME MO
REPEAT
A-B
PROG.
SELECT
TE S T
TO NE
LISTENI NG
3 Press the A-B button again to cancel this setting and resume
playback in normal order.
A-B
Notes:
• The point "A" and "B" can be set only in the same chapter or
track.
1 Press the REPEAT button while playing a disc.
• You can set A-B repeat on only one specific portion at a time.
• A-B repeat is canceled when:
2 If you are playing a DVD continue pressing the REPEAT
button to select one of the following repeat modes in
sequence: Chapter Repeat On
Title Repeat On
- you stop playback.
- you open the disc tray.
- you turn the power off, the A-B button is pressed again.
• Some DVDs do not allow A-B repeat playback function.
Repeat Off.
3 If you are playing a CD continue pressing the REPEAT button
to select one of the following repeat modes in sequence:
Repeat One Track
Repeat All Tracks
Repeat Off.
The front panel display will show the following message:
[R-1]: means Chapter Repeat On or Repeat One Track.
[R-A]: means Title Repeat On or Repeat All Tracks.
Notes:
• You cannot select repeat playback while the disc is stopped.
• Some DVDs do not allow repeat playback function.
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Pr
ogram Pla
y (A
udio CDs onl
y)
Pro
Play
(Audio
only)
You can play the contents of the disc in the order you want by
arranging the order of the tracks on the disc to create your
own program. One program can be stored in the system and
contain up to 99 tracks.
Note:
• If you press the STOP ( ) button or other foreign buttons in
the program setting mode, the system will interrupt and exit
the program setting mode.
Note
• This function is not available for DVD and MP3 disc.
STANDBY
TUNE
SKIP
STOP PLAY/PAUSE
HEADPHONE
3 After you have completed the above program registration ,
press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button to start the program
play.
ADJ. /VOL +
4 In program play mode, press the STOP ( ) button to stop
program play, but the program sequence remains in
memory.
SELECT
OPEN/CLOSE
POWER
ADJ. /VOL
-
Notes:
• The program remains even after the program play ends.
DVD
SUB
TITLE
Number buttons
TUNER
AUX
RETURN
LANGUAGE
TITLE
GO TO
ZO OM
MENU
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
N/P
>10
0
SLEEP
MUTE
When you press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ), you can play the
same program again.
• You can do repeat play of the programmed tracks by pressing
the REPEAT button while in the program play mode.
ANGLE
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
ENTER
STOP
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
PLAY / PAUSE
STEP
STA -
STA +
ST/MO
SLOW
TUN
TUN +
REPEAT
A-B
ADJ/VO L
5 To cancel program play, press the STOP ( ) button a second
time.
The "Memory" indicator on the front panel display will
disappear.
MEMO
PROG.
SELECT
TEST
TONE
LISTENING
PROGRAM
Notes:
• The program sequence is also canceled when:
- you open the disc tray.
- you turn the power off.
- you press the STOP ( ) button twice.
1 In stop mode, press the PROGRAM button to enter program
registration mode. The programming display appears on
the TV screen and the front panel display.
2 Use the number buttons (0~9 />10) to key in the track
numbers in the order you want. If the track number is more
than 10, use >10 and the number button. Example: Press
>10 and then 5 to select track 15. Program number will
automatically advance to next number as you enter each
track number.
If the programmed numbers have reached the maximum
limit (P99:--) and you key in track number again, the "FULL"
indicator will appear on the TV screen and the front panel
display.
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Selecting a Star
oint b
y
Startt P
Point
by
Chapter or Time Code
Note:
• This function is not available for CD and MP3.
STANDBY
DVD
S UB
TITLE
GO TO
Number
buttons
TUNER
AUX
TI TLE
RETURN
MENU
ANGLE
LANGUAG E
GO TO
1
2
3
AUDI O
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
N/P
> 10
0
SLEEP
MUTE
Selecting a Tr ac
k Using
ack
Number Buttons
O PE N/
C LO SE
SETUP
ENTER
Notes:
• If the title number, chapter number or time code you input
does not exist on the disc, the system will not execute your
selection and the selecting menu will disappear.
• The selecting menu will disappear within a few seconds if
you do not input a valid number.
EN TER
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STEP
S T/MO
+
SLOW
ADJ/VOL
S TA -
S TA +
TUN
TUN +
ME MO
REPEAT
A-B
PROG.
SELECT
TE S T
TO NE
LISTENI NG
You can select a track directly using the number (0~9 / >10)
buttons
• In play or stop mode, press the number button to select the
TO SELECT A STARTING CHAPER
1 Press the GO TO button. The following menu appears on
the TV screen.
TITLE 02 / 05
2 Use the
number.
or
CHAPTER
001 / 006
button to select title number or chapter
TITLE 02 / 05
CHAPTER
TITLE
CHAPTER 001 / 006
02 / 05
001 / 006
Use the number buttons (0~9 / >10) to input the title or
chapter number you want.
3 Press ENTER to play your selection.
TO SELECT A STARTING TIME:
You can search by inputting the time code.
The time code corresponds to the approximate actual playing
time. For example, to search for a scene 2 hours 30 minutes
20 seconds past the beginning, key in 02:30:20.
1 Press the GO TO button twice to enter time menu as shown
below.
TITLE 02 / 05
TIME - - : - - : - -
2 Use the number buttons (0~9 / >10) to input the the desired
time code.
For example, key in 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
TITLE 02 / 05
TIME 01 : 23 : 45
3 Press ENTER to start playing (from the point of 01:23:45).
4 Press the GO TO button again to exit time menu screen.
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track you want. The system will go to the beginning of the
selected track and start playing it.
• If the track number is more than 10, use the >10 button. The
number will increase by 10 whenever you press >10 once.
For example, you want to select the track number 25, press
the >10 button twice, then press 5 button.
Note:
• This function is not available for DVD.
Chec
king Disc Inf
or
ma
tion Using Displa
y Button
Checking
Infor
orma
mation
Display
You can check information about the disc, such as the total
number of the titles or chapters, tracks or time, using the Display
function. The information you want appears on the TV screen
and/or on the front panel display.
Note:
• For CD, the information about track and time appears simply
on the front panel display, as shown below.
When playing back a DVD
1 Press the DISPLAY button once, the information about title
number, chapter number and title elapsed time appears
on the TV screen as shown below.
TITLE 02 / 05 CHAPTER 001 / 006
00 : 34 : 56 TI : 02 / 05 CH : 001 / 006
When playing back an MP3 encoded CD
1 Press the DISPLAY button to view the track number and the
single track elapsed time on the TV screen.
2 Press the DISPLAY button a second time to check the title
remaining time.
TITLE REMAIN
00 : 34 : 56 TI : 02 / 05 CH : 001 / 006
3 Press the DISPLAY button a third time to view the chapter
elapsed time
CHAPTER ELAPSED
00 : 01 : 23 TI : 02 / 05 CH : 001 / 006
SINGLE ELAPSED
00 : 01 : 23 TRACK 001 / 160
2 Press the DISPLAY button again to turn the information
display off.
Note:
• The information about track and time appears simply on the
front panel display, as shown below.
4 Press the DISPLAY button a fourth time to view the chapter
remaining time
CHAPTER REMAIN
00 : 03 : 21 TI : 02 / 05 CH : 001 / 006
5 Press the DISPLAY button a fifth time, the information display
function will turn off.
Notes:
• The above information does not appear on the front panel
display.
• On certain DVDs, the title number, chapter number or time
may not appear or you may not be able to change the display.
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Settings and
Adjustments
This chapter explains how to use the SETUP MENU to adjust
various functions and controls. We have preset all of the
functions and controls of this system at our factory to the
preferred settings for the system to be used in North America.
In most cases the original default settings should not be
changed. However you may want to change certain default
settings such as the language for the audio, the on screen
displays, the subtitles, the parental control level, etc. Follow
the instructions in this chapter to change those settings.
Keep in mind that when you change a default setting your
new setting becomes the new default and remains in the
system memory until you either change that individual setting
again, or reset all the defaults to the original factory settings.
Using the SETUP Menu
and Navigation
Buttons ( / / / )
• The SETUP Menu contains a listing of all of the optional
settings that are included in this home theater system. They
have all been preset to the correct positions for using the
system in North America and with the 6 speakers which
were included when you purchased this system.
• To check or change any of the settings you must first go to
the SETUP Menu Main Page, and then select one of the 4
pages which appear on the main page. Press the SETUP
button on the remote control to access the SETUP Menu
Main Page. The Main Page will appear on your TV screen.
• Press the ( / ) buttons to "highlight" one of the four pages
which appear on the Main Page, and then press the ENTER
button to select the "highlighted" page. The selected page
will appear on the TV screen.
NORMAL / PS
NORMAL / LB
WIDE
Notes:
• The Preferences Page cannot be selected while a disc is
playing. If a disc is playing press the SETUP button again to
exit the SETUP Menu page and press the STOP button to
stop playback. Then press the SETUP button again to reenter the Main Page. The Preferences Page can now be
selected.
When the selected page is opened, use the ( / ) buttons
to "highlight" one of the settings on the page. The options
for the "highlighted" setting will appear in the right column.
One of those options will already be "highlighted". This is
the factory default setting. Use the ( ) button to move into
the right column, and then use the ( / ) buttons to scroll up
or down to select a new setting. When the desired setting
is "highlighted", press the ENTER button to select the
highlighted setting. This will become the new default setting.
If you want to change any other settings use the ( ) button
to move back to the left column and then use the ( / )
arrows to select the next item to be changed. If you are
finished making changes press the SETUP button again to
exit the SETUP Menu. The menu page disappears from the
TV screen.
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SETUP Menu Listing
Following is a listing of all of the possible
options for each setting in this system, as
they appear on the menu pages. The factory
default setting for each item is underlined.
Before you decide to change any of the factory
default settings please review the specific
explanation of each setting on the following
pages to be sure you understand how the
change will effect the operation of your
system.
SETUP MENU - - MAIN PAGE
GENERAL SETUP
SPEAKER SETUP
DOLBY DIGITAL SETUP
PREFERENCES
GENERAL PAGE
-TV DISPLAY
...NORMAL/PS
...NORMAL/LB
...WIDE
-TV TYPE
...MULTI
...NTSC
...PAL
-VIDEO OUT
...CVBS
...RGB
...YUV
-ANGLE MARK
...ON
...OFF
-OSD LANG
...ENGLISH
...SPANISH
...FRENCH
...ITALIAN
...GERMAN
-AUDIO OUT
...ANALOG
...SPDIF/RAW
...SPDIF/PCM
-SCR SAVER
...ON
...OFF
-MAIN PAGE
SPEAKER SETUP PAGE
-AUDIO MODE
...STEREO
...VSS
...PRO LOGIC
...5.1CH
...LT/RT
-CENTER
...ON
...OFF
-REAR
...ON
...OFF
-SUBWOOFER
...ON
...OFF
-CNTR DELAY
...5 MS
...4 MS
...3 MS
...2 MS
...1 MS
...OFF
-REAR DELAY
...15 MS
...12 MS
...9 MS
...6 MS
...3 MS
...OFF
-BASS MODE
...CONFIG 1
...CONFIG 2
-MAIN PAGE
PREFERENCES PAGE
-AUDIO
...ENGLISH
...SPANISH
...FRENCH
...ITALIAN
...GERMAN
-SUBTITLE
...ENGLISH
...SPANISH
...FRENCH
...ITALIAN
...GERMAN
...OFF
-DISC MENU
...ENGLISH
...SPANISH
...FRENCH
...ITALIAN
...GERMAN
-PARENTAL
...1 G
...2
...3 PG
...4 PG13
...5
...6 PG-R
...7 NC-17
...8 ADULT
...NO PARENTAL
-PASSWORD
...CHANGE
-DEFAULTS
...RESET
-MAIN PAGE
DOLBY DIGITAL SETUP
-DUAL MONO
...STEREO
...L MONO
...R MONO
...MIX MONO
-DYNAMIC
...FULL
...7/8
...6/8
...5/8
...4/8
...3/8
...2/8
...1/8
...OFF
-MAIN PAGE
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TV Display Setting
Path: Main Page
General Page
TV Display
NORMAL / PS
NORMAL / LB
WIDE
TV Type Setting
(Multi/ NTSC/ P
AL)
PAL)
If you live in North America your TV broadcast system is NTSC,
your TV set is either a NTSC TV or a multi system TV, and the
DVD movies you buy or rent will be labeled NTSC system.
The initial Default TV Type setting of this system is
"Multi". This setting will allow NTSC discs to play properly on
both NTSC TVs and multi system TVs. If you live in North
America no further adjustment is necessary. You can skip to
the next section.
If you wish to change the TV Type setting follow the 3 steps
below.
Selects the aspect ratio of the TV set to be connected.
• NORMAL/PS (4:3 Pan & Scan mode):Used when you
connect a normal TV to the system. Displays a wide picture
on the whole TV screen with a portion (right and left sides of
the picture) automatically cut off.
• NORMAL/LB (4:3 Letterbox mode): Used when you connect
a normal TV to the system. Displays a wide picture with
bands displayed on the upper and lower portions of the
screen.
• WIDE (16:9 Wide-screen mode): Used when you connect a
wide-screen TV to the system.
NORMAL/PS
1 Press SETUP button to enter SETUP MENU. Use / to
select GENERAL SETUP (see page 27), and then press
ENTER button.
2 Highlight TV TYPE using / , then press
button to go to
the right option list. Select MULTI, NTSC or PAL using
/ , then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
MULTI
NTSC
PAL
NORMAL/LB
3 Press SETUP again to exit SETUP MENU.
WIDE
Notes:
• Some wide-screen discs that do not permit Pan & Scan mode
playback are automatically played in Letterbox mode.
• Depending on the DVD, 4:3 Letterbox may be selected
automatically instead of 4:3 Pan & Scan and vice versa.
• You must also set the screen mode on your wide-screen TV
to "FULL".
• If WIDE is selected and a normal TV is connected, 16:9
content will appear distorted during playback (objects look
thin).
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Note:
• You can change the color system of the unit temporarily
without changing the Default setting by pressing the N/P
(NTSC / PAL) button on the remote control. However when
the power is switched off, or the disc drawer is opened, the
TV type will automatically revert back to the initial Default
setting.
Video Output Setting
The initial Default Video Output Mode setting for this system
is "CVBS" which is the correct setting when you are connecting
this system to your TV using either the Video Out jack or the
S-Video out jack. There is no need to change the video output
mode setting.
Ang
le Mar
k Setting
Angle
Mark
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General Page
If you do change the video output mode setting to either "RGB"
or "YUV" you will not see any video output because this system
does not have RGB or YUV output jacks. The RGB and YUV
settings are only used on other variations of this system
which have additional RGB and YUV video output jacks.
The 3 steps below indicate how to select a different video
output setting. They are for information only. Your system has
been preset to the CVBS setting and it must remain in the
CVBS setting in order to view the picture on your TV.
1 Press SETUP button to enter SETUP MENU. Use / to
select GENERAL SETUP (see page 27), and then press
ENTER button.
2 Highlight VIDEO OUT using / , then press button to go
to the right option list. Select CVBS, RGB or YUV using / ,
then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Angle Mark
ON
OFF
Some DVD movies contain scenes which were filmed from
multiple angles simultaneously. If the scene you are watching
was shot from multiple angles, the angle icon
will
appear on the screen. You may then press the angle button
on the remote to select the alternate angles. The default Angle
Mark setting is 'On'. If you change the setting to 'Off' the angle
icon will not appear, even if the scene was shot from multiple
angles.
• ON:
• OFF:
appears on the TV screen.
does not appear.
Angle mark is on
Angle mark is off
CVBS
RGB
YUV
3 Press SETUP again to exit SETUP MENU.
Note:
• You can change the angles using the ANGLE button. For
details, see page 41.
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Selecting the On Screen
Display (OSD) Language
We have preset the initial Default On Screen Display (OSD)
Language to English. This means that all of the on screen
menus and icons will appear in English. If English is your
preferred language no adjustment is necessary and you can
skip to the next section.
If you wish to change the On Screen Display (OSD) Language
to something else, your choices are German, Italian, French
or Spanish. Follow the 3 steps below to select a different On
Screen Display (OSD) language.
S TA ND B Y
DV D
S UB
TITLE
SETUP
T UNE R
LAN GU A GE T ITL E
A UX
Z OO M
M ENU
1
2
3
A UD IO
4
5
6
DI S P LAY
7
8
0
9
N/ P
MUT E
OP EN/
CLOS E
SE TU P
ENTER
A NG LE
S LE E P
/ /
ENTER
/
PLAY / PAUS E
STO P
STE P
S TA-
S TA+
S T/M O
+
SLO W
A D J /V O L
TUN
T UN +
M E MO
RE P E A T
A- B
You system is supplied with 5 satellite speakers and one
subwoofer. We assume that you are going to connect these 6
speakers to the respective speaker output terminals on the
back panel of the main unit. Therefore we have set the initial
Default Audio Out mode setting to "Analog". If you are
connecting the 6 speakers to the main unit (or if you are
connecting the Left / Right Audio Out jacks on this unit to an
external receiver or amplifier) the proper Audio Out mode
setting is "Analog". No further adjustments are required and
you can skip to the next section.
RE TUR N
G O TO
>10
Selecting the Audio Out
(Output) Mode
PRO G .
SE LE CT
TEST
TONE
LIST E NIN G
1 Press SETUP button to enter SETUP MENU. Use / to
select GENERAL SETUP, and then press ENTER button.
If you are planning to connect the Coaxial or Optical digital
audio output jacks on this system to an external receiver with
its own built in Dolby Digital and /or MPEG decoder
follow the 3 steps below to select the SPDIF/RAW Audio Out
mode.
If you are planning to connect the Coaxial or Optical digital
audio output jacks on this system to an external receiver that
accepts PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) audio signals follow
the 3 steps below to select the SPDIF/PCM Audio Out mode.
1 Press SETUP button to enter SETUP MENU. Use / to
select GENERAL SETUP (see page 27), and then press
ENTER button.
2 Highlight AUDIO OUTPUT using / , then press
button
to go to the right option list. Select ANALOG, SPDIF/RAW or
SPDIF/PCM using / , then press ENTER to confirm your
selection.
2 Highlight OSD LANG using / , then press
button to go
to the right option list. Select the desired language using
/ , then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
ANALOG
SPDIF/RAW
SPDIF/PCM
3 Press SETUP again to exit SETUP MENU.
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
3
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Press SETUP again to exit SETUP MENU.
Note:
• If the disc you are viewing does not support the On Screen
Display (OSD) language you selected the player will
automatically default to the language specified on the disc
itself.
Notes:
• If you select the SPDIF/RAW Audio Out mode and your
audio source is either a DVD or an audio CD the output from
the Coaxial and Optical audio output jacks will be PCM.
• In the Analog (Default) Audio Out mode setting there will be
no output from the Coaxial or Optical digital audio output
jacks.
• If the Audio Out mode is not set correctly you may not get any
sound output at all, or you will not get true 5.1 channel digital
audio output.
Scr
een Sa
ver Setting
Screen
Sav
(SCR Sa
ver)
Sav
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General Page
SCR Saver
• If you play a DVD with a stereo soundtrack, or an audio CD,
the Pro Logic 'Stereo' mode is selected. Sound will only be
heard from the left and right front speakers and the
subwoofer. However you may then press the 'Listening'
mode button on the remote control to select other Pro Logic
modes and activate the center and/or rear satellite speakers.
Refer to "Selecting Listening Modes" on page 44 for
additional information.
• The VSS (Virtual Surround Sound) setting can provide a
surround sound feeling from normal audio CD's or stereo
broadcasts by causing a slight delay in the sound between
the left front and right front speakers.
ON
OFF
• The LT/RT Audio Out mode should only be used if you are
Turns the screen saver option on or off.
If you turn the screen saver on, the screen saver image
appears when you leave the system in pause or stop mode
for more than 1 minute. The screen saver is useful to prevent
your display from becoming damaged.
• ON: Turns the screen saver on.
• OFF: Turns the screen saver off.
Audio Mode Setting
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Speaker Setup Page
feeding the audio signal from the left and right audio output
jacks on the back panel of this unit to an external Dolby Pro
Logic decoder. If you select the LT/RT Audio Out mode you
may not have any output from the speakers connected to
this system.
Note:
When the "5.1" mode is selected, there will be no audio output
at left and right audio output jacks on the back panel of this
unit.
Audio Mode
STEREO
VSS
PROLOGIC
5.1 CH
LT / RT
SET AUDIO MODE
The Audio Output Mode setting adjusts itself automatically to
match the type of audio on the disc you are playing.
• If you play a DVD movie disc which has either a Dolby Digital
audio soundtrack, the "5.1" mode is selected automatically and
sound is heard from all 5 satellites and the subwoofer. If you
play a DVD which has a Dolby Surround / Pro Logic sound
track the "Pro Logic" mode is selected automatically and sound
is heard from all 5 satellites and the subwoofer.
Note:
If you are playing a DVD movie disc with Dolby Digital soundtrack
and you do not hear sound from all 5 satellites remember to
check the default settings in the menu of the disc you are playing.
If the default setting of that specific disc is 'Stereo' you will not
get any output from the center or rear satellite speakers. Refer
back to page 22 for info on how to change the individual disc
default settings.
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Center Speaker Setting
The default setting for the center speaker is 'On'. It must be left
'On' to enjoy the Dolby Digital soundtracks from DVD movies. It
is not necessary to shut the center speaker off. When you play
an audio CD, or a movie that only has a stereo soundtrack, no
sound will be heard front the center speaker.
Highlight SUBWOOFER using / , then press
button to
go to the right option list. Select ON or OFF using / , then
press ENTER to confirm your selection.
Highlight CENTER using / , then press button to go to the
right option list. Select ON or OFF using / , then press ENTER to confirm your selection.
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Center Delay Setting
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Speaker Setup Page
CNTR Delay
Rear Speaker Setting
The default setting for the rear speakers is 'On'. It must be left
'On' to enjoy the Dolby Digital soundtracks from DVD movies. It
is not necessary to shut the rear speakers off. When you play an
audio CD, or a movie that only has a stereo soundtrack, no sound
will be heard from the rear speakers.
Highlight REAR using / , then press
button to go to the
right option list. Select ON or OFF using / , then press
ENTER to confirm your selection.
This setting allows you to create a slight delay in the sound
coming from the center speaker compared to the front left
and right speakers. This may be preferable if the center
speaker is closer to your listening position than the front left
and right speakers. The center delay options are "Off" (no
delay), the default setting, to 5MS (5 milliseconds) delay.
ON
OFF
Rear Dela
y Setting
Delay
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Speaker Setup Page
Rear Delay
Subwoofer Setting
Your system was supplied with speaker CONFIGURATION 1,
which means 5 small satellite speakers that reproduce the
mid range and high frequencies, and one subwoofer which
reproduces all of the low frequency (bass) sounds. Since the
Bass Mode setting is set to CONFIGURATION 1 (see page
34) you cannot adjust or turn off the subwoofer unless you
first change the Bass Mode setting. The subwoofer setting
must remain 'on' or you will not hear any bass sounds at all.
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This setting allows you to create a slight delay in the sound
coming from the rear speakers compared to the front and
center speakers. This may be preferable if the rear speakers
are closer to your listening position than the front and center
speakers. The rear delay options are "Off" (no delay), the
default setting, to 15MS (15 milliseconds) delay.
Bass Mode Setting
Path: Main Page
Speaker Setup Page
Bass Mode
The default setting is CONFIGURATION 1 because your
system was supplied with Speaker Configuration 1, which
means 5 compact size satellite speakers and one subwoofer.
The CONFIGURATION 1 setting directs all of the bass sounds
to the subwoofer only. While the Bass Mode is set to
CONFIGURATION 1 the subwoofer cannot be switched off
and the bass level of the front speakers cannot be adjusted.
In the future if you decide to replace the compact front left and
right satellite speakers with larger full range speakers that
can also produce deep bass sounds, you can change the
Bass Mode default setting to CONFIGURATION 2. This will
allow you to switch the subwoofer 'off' and will also allow you
to adjust the bass level of the front speakers.
(See "Adjusting the Volume and Tone Controls" on page 39)
CONFIG 1
CONFIG 2
Front-left
(Included)
Center (Included)
Front-right
(Included)
Subwoofer
(Included)
Surround-left
(Included)
Surround-right
(Included)
LISTENING
POSITION
CONFIGURATION 1 must be selected when using the 5 satellites and subwoofer which were included with your system.
Center (Included)
Front-left
(sold separately)
Front-right
(sold separately)
Subwoofer
(Included)
Surround-left
(Included)
Surround-right
(Included)
LISTENING
POSITION
CONFIGURATION 2 should only be selected if the left and right front satellites are replaced by larger full range left and right front
speakers.
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Dual Mono Setting
Path: Main Page
Dolby Digital Setup
Dual Mono
--DOLBY DIGTAL SETUP-DUAL MONO
DYNAMIC RNG
STEREO
LEFT MONO
RIGHT MONO
MIXED MONO
MAIN PAGE
DUAL MONO(1+1)SETUP
Default Setting: STEREO
Select the Dual Mono reproduction mode to support dual
mono programs.
• STEREO: Reproduces both channels as stereo.
• LEFT MONO: Only reproduces left mono signal to FL and
FR channels.
• RIGHT MONO: Only reproduces right mono signal to FL and
FR channels.
• MIXED MONO: Reproduces both channels mixed together.
Dynamic Range Setting
Path: Main Page
Dolby Digital Setup
Dynamic RNG
Default Setting: FULL
In many listening situations, it is objectionable to allow the
sound to become very loud, and thus the loudest sounds must
be compressed downwards in level. Likewise, the very quiet
sounds would be inaudible and must be brought upwards in
level to be heard. Dolby Digital satisfies these needs through
the dynamic range controlling.
Select the dynamic range compression to fit the individual
listening situation of the audience. The variable range is from
FULL, 7/8 to 1/8, or OFF.
• FULL: Audio with fully compressed dynamic range.
• 7/8~1/8: Audio with partially compressed dynamic range.
• OFF: Audio with uncompressed dynamic range.
Note:
• The Dual Mono and Dynamic Range settings only support
Dolby Digital programs.
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Selecting the Language for Audio
Note
• You cannot enter the Preferences Page during playback. You must stop playback before setting the preferences.
Path: Main Page
Preferences Page
Audio
Selects the preferred language for the audio (dialog).
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
•
•
•
•
•
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
Notes:
• When you select a preferred language that is not recorded on the DVD, one of the recorded languages is automatically selected.
• You can select any language recorded on the disc by pressing LANGUAGE button when playing a DVD disc (see page 41).
Selecting the Language for Subtitles
Path: Main Page
Preferences Page
Subtitle
Selects the preferred language for subtitles.
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
OFF
•
•
•
•
•
•
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
OFF
Notes:
• When you select a preferred language that is not recorded on the DVD, one of the recorded languages is automatically selected.
• You can select any subtitle language recorded on the disc by pressing the SUBTITLE button when playing a DVD disc. See
page 41.
Selecting the Language for Disc Menu
Path: Main Page
Preferences Page
Disc Menu
Selects the preferred language for Disc Menu.
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
•
•
•
•
•
ENGLISH
SPANISH
FRENCH
ITALIAN
GERMAN
Note:
• When you select a preferred language that is not recorded on the disc, one of the recorded languages is automatically selected.
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Setting the P
ar
ental Contr
ol Le
vel
Par
arental
Control
Lev
Path: Main Page
Preferences Page
Parental
1 G
2
3 PG
4 PG13
5
6 PG-R
7 NC-17
8 ADULT
NO_PARENTAL
Playing some DVD discs can be limited depending on the age of the users. The parental control function in this system allows
playback limitation level to be set by the parent. The default setting is "NO-PARENTAL".
Notes:
• The lower the level is set, the stricter the limitation is imposed.
• If the parental control level of the loading DVD disc is higher than the setting level, the "PARENTAL VIOLATION" message will be
shown on the TV screen, and the system will refuse to play the disc.
• To change the parental control level, a correct 4 digit password must be entered on the remote control.
• The original default passward is "3308".
• Hide this owner's manual so children cannot change the parental settings.
Changing the P
ar
ental Contr
ol P
ass
wor
d
Par
arental
Control
Pass
assw
ord
Path: Main Page
Preferences
Password
Change
To change the parental control password from the original
factory setting of "3308" follow the path shown above to
'highlight' the "CHANGE" heading. Press ENTER and the
"Password Change Page" will appear.
Use the number keys on the remote to enter the old password
"3308". Only "XXXX" will appear as you enter the numbers.
Then enter a new 4 digit password in the "NEW PASSWORD"
box, and enter it again in the "CONFIRM PWD" box. Press
ENTER once more to change the password from "3308" to the
new 4 digit password which you entered.
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- - PASSWORD CHANGE PAGE - OLD PASSWORD:
NEW PASSWORD:
CONFIRM PWD:
PLEASE ENTER OLD PASSWORD
Resetting the P
ar
ental Contr
ol P
ass
wor
d
Par
arental
Control
Pass
assw
ord
If you eventually forget your new password you can reset the
password to the original "3308" factory default setting as
follows:
1 Exit the SETUP MENU and stop playback. The EMERSON
DVD logo screen appears on the TV.
MASTER VOLUME: 15
2 Depress the VOL+ button first, and while holding the VOL+
button press the STEP button on the remote control.
"PARENTAL CODE CANCELED" will appear on the bottom
of the screen and the password reverts back to the original
"3308" factory default setting.
Notes:
• You can only reset the parental password by the above
procedure.
• You cannot reset the password from the Password Change
Page or the Default Reset Page!
• When you depress the VOL+ button to reset the password
the master volume level will increase. After resetting the
password be sure to reset the master volume to the desired
level.
PARENTAL CODE CANCELED
Retur
ning to the Original F
actor
y Def
ault Settings
eturning
Factor
actory
Default
Path: Main Page
Preferences Page
Defaults
Select "RESET" and then press ENTER button.
All of the items in the SETUP menu will return to their original
default settings.The default selections are shown and
underlined on page 28.
RESET
Note
• All default settings are underlined in this manual.
• The parental control and its unlocking password will not be
reset.
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Special Functions
This chapter describes how to use some special functions,
such as subtitle selection, angle selection , etc.
Adjusting the Volume and
Tone Controls
Note:
While the Bass Mode is set to CONFIGURATION 1
(see page 34) the default setting, all bass sounds are directed
to the subwoofer only. You cannot adjust the bass level of the
5 compact satellite speakers. These 5 satellite speakers are
designed to reproduce the mid and high frequency (treble)
sounds only.
ADJ/VOL +
STANDBY
TUNE
SKIP
STOP PLAY/PAUSE
HEADPHONE
ADJ./VOL+
SELECT
SELECT
OPEN/CLOSE
POWER
ADJ./VOL
-
ADJ/VOL STANDBY
DVD
TUNER
AUX
RETURN
SUB
TITLE
LANGUAGE
TITLE
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
>10
0
SLEEP
ANGLE
N/P
MUTE
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
MUTE
ENTER
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STEP
STA -
STA +
ST/MO
TUN
TUN +
MEMO
REPEAT
A-B
SLOW
+
ADJ/VOL
PROG.
SELECT
TEST
TONE
LISTENING
ADJ/VOL + /SELECT
• To increase or decrease the treble level of the satellite
speakers, begin playback of a DVD movie disc that has a
Dolby Digital soundtrack. When playback begins press the
SELECT button on the remote control. "TREBLE LEVEL: 00
db" will appear on the TV screen and on the front panel display.
• When the Bass Mode is set to CONFIGURATION 2, the
bass level can be adjusted in the same way as treble level.
• Immediately press the VOL ADJ +/- buttons to increase or
decrease the treble level of all 5 satellites simultaneously.
The adjustment range is plus or minus 10db in 2db steps.
Note:
You must make the adjustment while the treble level appears
in the display. If the treble level indicator disappears, the setting
will not be changed. When you change the setting the new
setting becomes the default setting until you change it again.
• To raise or lower the master volume press the
VOL ADJ +/- button on the remote control. The level of all 6
speakers will be increased or decreased together.
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Adjusting the Volume and
Tone Controls (Continued)
Picture Zooming
1 Press the ZOOM button on the remote control during normal,
slow or still (pause) playback.
• To raise or lower the volume of one or more speakers
individually, insert a DVD movie disc with Dolby Digital
soundtrack and begin playback. Then press the SELECT
button on the remote control to select the 6 speakers in the
following sequence:
S TA NDBY
LANGUAGE
SUB TITLE
ZOOM
Number
buttons
TREBLE LEVEL
FRONT LEFT
CENTER
FRONT RIGHT
SURROUND RIGHT
SURROUND LEFT
SUBWOOFER
TREBLE LEVEL
etc
SETUP
TUNE R
A UX
LA NG UAGE
TITLE
RE TUR N
GOTO
Z OOM
MENU
/PBC
A NGL E
1
2
3
A UDIO
4
5
6
DIS PLAY
SUB
TITLE
7
8
9
>10
0
S LE E P
S ETU P
N/P
MUTE
/ /
ENTER
/
PLA Y/ PA US E
S TOP
and front panel display, immediately press the VOL ADJ
+/- buttons to raise or lower the level of that particular
speaker. The adjustment range is plus or minus 10db in
1db steps. You must adjust the setting while the speaker
level appears on the screen. If the speaker level indicator
disappears, the setting will not be changed.
ANGLE
OPEN/
CLOS E
ENTER
• When the desired speaker level appears on the TV screen
Note:
If the video disc you are playing has a stereo soundtrack, or
you are playing an audio CD, you will only see the level
indicators for the left and right front speakers and the
subwoofer. You will not be able to adjust the treble or volume
level of the center speaker or the two rear speakers.
DVD
S TEP
ST/MO
+
STA-
STA+
TU N
TUN+
MEMO
REPE AT
A-B
PROG .
S EL EC T
TES T
TONE
LI STE NING
S LOW
AD J/VO L
2 If you press the ZOOM button repeatedly, the magnification
level increases. Three magnification levels are available.
On each press of ZOOM, the following message will appear
on the TV screen.
ZOOM 1
ZOOM 2
ZOOM OFF
Notes:
• If you press the
/ / /
buttons, the zoom point shifts,
allowing you to pan the zoomed picture.
• Some discs may not respond to the zoom feature.
• Zooming does not work on subtitles or menu screens included
on DVDs.
• The magnification level varies depending on the TV DISPLAY
selection in the SETUP menu.
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Angle Selection
Subtitle Language Selection
Some DVD discs contain scenes which have been shot
simultaneously from a number of different angles. For these
discs, the same scenes can viewed from each of the different
angles. (The recorded angles differ from disc to disc.)
Note
• This function can only be used for DVD discs on which
subtitles have been recorded in multiple languages.
1 While playing a title shot from different angles, the angle
mark appears on the TV screen. This feature can be turned
off, see page 30.
2 Press the ANGLE button to change the scenes from one
angle to other angle(s).
Number changes to show the
number of recorded angles
(1/4
2/4
3/4
4/4, etc.)
Note:
• The maximum number of angles allowed is 9.
Example: Sequence of angles shot.
While playing a DVD disc, press the SUBTITLE button
repeatedly to select the desired language for subtitle. The
subtitle is displayed in new language immediately.
Notes:
• The first press shows the current selection. Continue pressing
to select other subtitle languages.
• Some DVDs display subtitles automatically, and cannot be
turned off even if you set the subtitle function to off.
• During some scenes, the subtitles may not appear
immediately after you turn them on.
• Some DVDs allow you to make subtitle selections and turn
subtitles on or off only via the disc menu. Use / / /
and ENTER buttons.
• The maximum number of subtitle languages stipulated by
the manufacturer is 32.
• You can set a preferred language for subtitle in the SETUP
menu, see page 36.
Audio Langua
ge Selection
Languag
Note
• This function can only be used for DVD discs on which audio
has been recorded in multiple languages.
While playing a DVD disc, press the LANGUAGE button
repeatedly to select the desired language for audio, and
playback then continues in the desired language.
Notes:
• The first press shows the current selection. Continue pressing
to select other languages.
• Some DVDs allow you to change audio selections only via
the disc menu. Use / / /
and ENTER buttons.
• The maximum number of audio languages stipulated by the
manufacturer is 8.
• You can set a preferred audio language, see page 36.
Depending on the DVD disc, you may be able to change the
audio format (including audio coding type, number of channels
recorded and audio language) using the LANGUAGE button.
The relevant message appears on the TV display as shown
below.
AUDIO 2/8: AC-3 5.1CH ENGLISH
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Other Functions
Listening to the Radio
This chapter describes how to use some functions
contained in the system, i.e. listen to the radio, how to listen
to an external source, how to select a listening mode and
how to use the sleep timer.
To listen to preset radio stations
Preset radio stations into the system’ s memory first (see
"Presetting Radio Stations" on page 18).
TUNING +/S TAND BY
TUN E
S KIP
SOURCE
S TOP P LAY /PAUSE
HEADP HO NE
ADJ. /VO L+
SELECT
O PE N/CLO SE
P OW ER
ADJ. /VO L
-
S TA ND B Y
Number
buttons
D VD
TUN ER
A UX
S UB
TI TL E
L ANG UA G E
TITL E
R ETURN
G O TO
ZO O M
M EN U
1
2
3
A UDIO
4
5
6
D ISP L AY
7
8
9
>10
0
S LE EP
STANDBY
TUNER
A NG LE
N /P
M UTE
O PE N/
C LO SE
SE TU P
ENTER
PLAY /PA U SE
STOP
STATION + /TUNING + /-
STEP
STA-
STA+
ST/ MO
T U N+
M E MO
SLO W
TUN
RE PE AT
A -B
+
A D J/V O L
PRO G .
SE LE CT
TE ST
TO N E
LIS TE N IN G
ADJ/VOL + /-
1 Press the SOURCE button on the main unit repeatedly until
"FM" or "AM" appears on the front panel display.
You can also press the TUNER button to select FM or AM
directly.
The last received station is tuned in.
2 Press the STA + or STA - button repeatedly to select the
preset station you want. Each time you press the button,
the system tunes in one preset station at a time.
You can also use the number buttons to select a preset
station number directly.
3 Adjust the volume level by pressing the ADJ/VOL + or -.
This system has a built in Dolby Pro Logic decoder, so you
can enjoy the live sound in Dolby Surround. For details,
see "Selecting Listening Modes" on page 44.
4 To turn off the radio, press the STANDBY button.
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Listening to the Radio
(Continued)
Listening to an Exter nal
Sour
ce
Source
To listen to non-preset radio stations
Use manual or automatic tuning in step 2.
For manual tuning, press TUNING ( or ) repeatedly.
For automatic tuning, press and hold TUNING ( or ) until
the frequency indicator starts to change automatically, then
release the button.
If other audio component(s) are connected to this system (see
page 14), you can hear the external source through the
speakers of this system.
SOURCE
S TAND BY
If an FM program is noisy
Press MONO/STEREO button on the remote control so that
"MONO" appears on the front panel display. There will be no
stereo effect, but the reception will improve. Press the button
again to restore the stereo effect.
TUN E
S KIP
S TOP P LAY /PAUSE
HEADP HO NE
ADJ. /VO L
-
STANDBY
DVD
To improve reception
Reorient the supplied antennas.
ADJ. /VO L+
SELECT
O PE N/CLO SE
P OW ER
TUNER
AUX
TITLE
RETURN
MENU
ANGLE
SUB
TITLE
LANGUAGE
GO TO
ZOOM
1
2
3
AUDIO
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
>10
0
SLEEP
AUX
N/P
MUTE
OPEN/
CLOSE
SETUP
ENTE R
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STEP
STA -
STA +
ST/MO
TUN
TUN +
MEMO
REPEAT
A-B
SLOW
PROG.
TEST
TONE
+
ADJ/VOL
ADJ/VOL + /-
SELECT
LISTENING
1 Press the SOURCE button repeatedly until "AUX1" or "AUX2"
appears on the front panel display.
You can also press the AUX button to select the desired
external source directly.
2 Operate the unit which is connected to this system.
3 Adjust the volume level by pressing the ADJ/VOL + or -.
This system has a built in Dolby Pro Logic decoder, so you
can enjoy the live sound in Dolby Surround. For details,
see "Selecting Listening Modes" on page 44.
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Selecting Listening Modes
Using the Sleep Timer
This system has a built in Dolby Pro Logic decoder. It can
transform the stereo or PCM signal to Dolby Surround signal
so that you can enjoy surround sound from normal 2 channel
stereo broadcast and recordings.
You can set the system to turn off automatically at a specified
time.
S UB
TITLE
GO TO
DVD
TUNER
AUX
LANGUAGE
TI TLE
RETURN
GO TO
ZOOM
MENU
ANGLE
1
2
3
AUDI O
4
5
6
DISPLAY
S UB
TI TLE
STANDBY
DVD
STANDBY
TUNER
AUX
LANGUAGE
TI TLE
RETURN
ZOOM
MENU
ANGLE
1
2
3
AUDI O
4
5
6
DISPLAY
7
8
9
N/P
> 10
0
SLEEP
MUTE
SLEEP
O PE N /
C LO SE
SETUP
7
8
9
N/P
> 10
0
SLEEP
MUTE
EN TER
O PEN/
C LO SE
SE TUP
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
STEP
S TA -
EN TER
S TA +
+
ADJ/VOL
TUN
TUN +
ME M O
REPEAT
A-B
PROG.
SELECT
TE S T
TO N E
LISTENI NG
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP
S T/M O
SLOW
STEP
S TA -
S TA +
S T/MO
+
SLOW
ADJ/VOL
TUN
TUN +
MEMO
REPEAT
A-B
PROG.
SE LECT
TES T
TONE
LIST ENI NG
LISTENING
1 Press the SLEEP button while the power is on.
Each time you press SLEEP, the time changes as shown
below.
When listening to a CD, the radio, or external source, press
the LISTENING button repeatedly to select the following
listening modes cyclically.
Pro Logic Normal
Pro Logic Phantom
3-Stereo Normal
3-Stereo Wide
Pro Logic Wide
Stereo
The relevant indicators appear on the front panel display.
Notes:
120 (minutes)
110
60
50
40
30
120
...
100
20
90
10
80
70
00 (OFF)
• Before you press the listening button please lower the volume
level to reduce the possibility of speaker damage.
• If you are listening to a mono broadcast or recording select
the Stereo setting for best results. Do not select one of the
surround sound settings.
When you have specified the time, the "Sleep" indicator
lights on the front panel display.
2 If you want to reset the time, you can press SLEEP button
again to change it.
3 You can check the time remaining before the system turns
off.
Press SLEEP, the remaining time appears on the front panel
display for a few seconds.
4 To cancel SLEEP, press SLEEP button until it reaches 00
(OFF).
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Ad
ditional
Additional
Inf
or
ma
tion
Infor
orma
mation
Tr oub
leshooting
oubleshooting
If you experience any of the following difficulties while using
the system, use this troubleshooting guide to help you remedy
the problem. Should any problem persist, consult your nearest
service center by calling 1-800-695-0098.
No power.
• Is the power cord firmly plugged into the power outlet?
• One of the safety mechanisms may be operating. In this
event, unplug the player from the power outlet briefly and
then plug it in again.
No picture.
• Check that the system is connected securely.
• The video connecting cord is damaged. Replace it with a
new one.
• Make sure you connect the system to the video input
connector on the TV (see page 14).
• Make sure you turn on the TV.
• Make sure you select the video input on the TV so that you
can view the pictures from this system.
Noise (interference) appears in the picture.
• Clean the disc.
• If video from this system has to go through your VCR to get
to your TV, the copy-protection applied to some DVD
programs could affect picture quality. If you still experience
problems after checking your connections, please try
connecting your DVD system directly to your TV’ s S-Video
input, if your TV is equipped with this input (see page 14).
The aspect ratio of the screen cannot be changed even
though you set "TV DISPLAY" in the SETUP menu when you
play a wide picture.
• The aspect rate is fixed on your DVD disc.
• If you connect the system with the S-Video cable, connect
directly to the TV. Otherwise, you may not change the aspect
rate.
• Depending on the TV, you may not be able to change the
aspect ratio.
There is no sound or only a very low-level sound is
heard.
• Check that the speakers and components are connected
securely.
• Make sure that you have selected the correct source on the
system.
• Press MUTE button on the remote control if the red MUTE
LED on the front panel is blinking.
• The protective device on the system has been activated
because of a short circuit. Turn off the system, eliminate the
short-circuit problem and turn on the power again.
• The audio connecting cord is damaged. Replace it with a
new one.
• The system is in pause mode or in slow-motion play mode,
or fast forward or fast reverse is performed. Press PLAY/
PAUSE ( / ) to return to normal play mode.
• Check the speaker settings (see pages 18 and 39 - 40).
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45
Troub
leshooting (Contin
ued)
oubleshooting
(Continued)
The left and right sounds are unbalanced or reversed.
• Check that the speakers and components are connected
correctly and securely.
• Adjust front balance parameter using SELECT and
ADJ/VOL +/- buttons (see pages 18 and 39 - 40).
Severe hum or noise is heard.
• Check that the speakers and components are connected
securely.
• Check that the connecting cords are away from a transformer
or motor, and at least 3 meters away from a TV set or
fluorescent light.
• Move your TV away from the audio components.
• The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly
moistened with alcohol.
• Clean the disc.
The surround effect is difficult to hear when you are playing
a Dolby Digital sound track.
• Set the Dolby Surround to "OFF" in the SETUP menu.
• Check the speaker connections.
• Depending on the DVD disc, the output signal may at times
be monaural or stereo even if the sound track is recorded in
Dolby Digital format.
The sound comes from the center speaker only.
• Depending on the disc at times the sound may come from
the center speaker only. This is normal.
No sound is heard from the center speaker.
• Make sure the Center is set to "ON" in SETUP menu (see
page 33).
• The listening mode may be set to Dolby Pro Logic Phantom
(see page 44).
• Adjust the center speaker volume (see pages 39 - 40).
No sound or only a very low-level sound is heard from the
rear speakers.
• Make sure the Rear is set to "ON" in SETUP menu (see
page 33).
• The listening mode may be set to 3-Stereo (see page 44).
• Adjust the rear speaker volume (see pages 39 - 40).
Radio stations cannot be tuned in.
• Check that the antennas are connected correctly. Adjust the
antennas and connect an external antenna if necessary.
• The signal strength of the stations is too weak (when tuning
in with automatic tuning). Use manual tuning.
• No stations have been preset.
• The tuner mode is not selected, select the Tuner mode.
The remote does not function.
• Remove any obstacles between the remote control and the
system.
• Move the remote control closer to the system.
• Point the remote control at the remote sensor on the front
panel.
• Replace all the batteries in the remote control with new
ones if they are weak.
• Check that the batteries are loaded correctly.
The disc does not play.
• There is no disc inside. ("NO DISC" appears on the front
panel display and the TV screen.) Insert a disc.
• Insert the disc correctly with the playback side facing down
on the disc tray.
• Clean the disc (see page 10).
• The system cannot play CD-ROMs, etc. (see page 9).
Insert a DVD, a CD , or a MP3 disc.
• Check the region code of the DVD disc (see page 9).
• Moisture has condensed inside the system.
Remove the disc and leave the system turned on for about
an hour (see page 7).
The system starts playing the DVD automatically.
• The DVD features the auto playback function.
Playback stops automatically.
• Depending on the disc, the auto pause signal is recorded.
While playing such a disc, the system stops playback at the
signal.
Stopping playback, Search, Slow-motion play, repeat play
or Program play, etc., cannot be done.
• Depending on the disc, some of the above operations may
not be available.
Messages do not appear on the TV screen in the language
you want.
• Select the language for OSD in SETUP menu (see page
31).
The disc must have the language you selected , If not, other
language will be selected.
The language for the sound cannot be changed when you
play a DVD.
• Multilingual sound is not recorded on the DVD.
• Changing the language for the sound is prohibited on the
DVD.
The language for the subtitles cannot be changed when
you play a DVD.
• Multilingual subtitles are not recorded on the DVD.
• Changing the language for the subtitles is prohibited on the
DVD.
The subtitles cannot be turned off when you play a DVD.
• Depending on the DVD, you may not be able to turn the
subtitles off.
The angles cannot be changed when you play a DVD.
• Multi-angles are not recorded on some DVDs.
• Change the angles when the angle mark appears on the
TV screen (see pages 30 and 41).
• Changing the angles is prohibited on some DVDs.
The system does not operate properly.
• Static electricity, etc., may affect the system’ s operation.
Disconnect the AC power cord once, then connect it again.
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Glossar y
Bit rate
Value indicating the amount of video data compressed in a
DVD per second. The unit is Mbps (mega bit per second).
1 Mbps indicates that the data per second is 1,000,000 bits.
The higher the bit rate is, the larger the amount of data.
However, this does not always mean that you can get higher
quality pictures.
Chapter
Sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD that are smaller
than titles. A title is composed of several chapters. Each chapter
is assigned a chapter number enabling you to locate the chapter
you want.
Dolby Digital ("5.1", "AC-3")
This sound format for movie theaters is more advanced than
Dolby Pro Logic Surround. In this format, the rear speakers
output stereo sound with an expanded frequency range and a
subwoofer channel for deep bass is independently provided.
This format is also called "5.1" because the subwoofer channel
is counted as 0.1 channel (since it functions only when a
deep bass effect is needed). All six channels in this format are
recorded separately to realize superior channel separation.
Furthermore, since all the signals are processed digitally,
less signal degradation occurs. The name "AC-3" comes from
the fact that it is the third audio coding method to be developed
by the Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
This is a method of decoding Dolby Surround, Dolby Pro Logic
Surround that produces four channels from two-channel sound.
Compared with the former Dolby Surround system, Dolby Pro
Logic Surround reproduces left-to-right panning more naturally
and localizes sounds more precisely. To take full advantage
of Dolby Pro Logic Surround, you should have one pair of rear
speakers and a center speaker. The rear speakers output
monaural sound.
MPEG AUDIO
International standard coding system to compress audio
digital signals authorized by ISO/IEC. MPEG 1 conforms to up
to 2-channel stereo. MPEG 2 used on DVDs conforms to up to
7.1-channel surround.
DVD
A disc that contains up to 8 hours of moving pictures even
though its diameter is the same as a CD.
The data capacity of a single-layer and single-sided DVD, at
4.7 GB (Giga Byte), is 7 times that of a CD.
Furthermore, the data capacity of a dual-layer and single-sided
DVD is 8.5 GB, a single-layer and double-sided DVD 9.4 GB,
and a dual-layer and double-sided DVD 17 GB.
The picture data uses the MPEG 2 format, one of the worldwide
standards of digital compression technology.
The picture data is compressed to about 1/40 of its original
size. The DVD also uses the variable rate coding technology
that changes the data to be allocated according to the status
of the picture.
The audio data is recorded in Dolby Digital as well as in PCM,
allowing you to enjoy more real audio presence.
Furthermore, various advanced functions such as the multiangle, multilingual, and Parental Control functions are provided
with the DVD.
Multi-angle function
Various angles, or viewpoints of the video camera, for a scene
are recorded on some DVDs
Multilingual function
Several languages for the sound or subtitles in a picture are
recorded on some DVDs.
Parental Control
A function of the DVD to limit playback of the disc by the age of
the users according to the limitation level in each country. The
limitation varies from disc to disc. When it is activated, playback
is completely prohibited, violent scenes are skipped or replaced
with other scenes and so on.
Title
The longest sections of a picture or a music piece on a DVD; a
movie, etc., for a picture piece on video software; or an album,
etc., for a music piece on an audio software. Each title is
assigned a title number enabling you to locate the title you
want.
Track
Sections of a music piece on a CD. Each track is assigned a
track number enabling you to locate the track you want.
PCM
Pulse Code Modulation: a data formation.
NTSC
National TV Systems Committee: a video standard used in
USA.
PAL
Phase Alternation Line: a video standard used in Europe.
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Specifica
tions
Specifications
Pickup
Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650nm
Signal system
NTSC / PAL
DVD player
Video signal horizontal resolution More than 480 lines (DVD)
Video signal-to-noise ratio
More than 60 dB (DVD)
Audio frequency response
DVD (PCM): 20Hz ~ 22KHz (+/- 1.0dB)
(at 2CH stereo mode)
CD (PCM): 20Hz ~ 20KHz (+/- 1.0dB)
Audio signal-to-noise ratio
More than 80 dB (PCM)
Total harmonic distortion
Less than 0.01% (PCM)
Dynamic range
DVD (PCM): More than 85 dB (EIAJ, 2KHz, -60 Dbfs)
FM Tuner
PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer system
Tuning range
87.50 ~ 108.00 MHz
Antenna terminals
75 ohms, unbalanced
Intermediate frequency
10.7 MHz
System
PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer system
Tuning range
530 ~ 1710 kHz (10 kHz interval)
Antenna
AM Loop antenna
CVBS Video
1 Vp-p 75 ohms
S-video
Y: 1 Vp-p 75 ohms
Audio power
outputs
System
Audio
Video
AM
line
outputs Tuner
outputs
CD: More than 85 dB (EIJA)
C: PAL 0.3 Vp-p 75 ohms / NTSC 0.286 Vp-p 75 ohms
Audio L/R
1 Vrms, 1 kilohms
Subwoofer
1 Vrms maximum (adjustable), 1 kilohms
Stereo mode
25 W + 25 W (4 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Surround mode
Front: 25 W + 25 W (4 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Center: 25 W (4 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Rear: 25 W + 25 W (4 ohms at 1 kHz, THD 10%)
Phones
Accepts low and high impedance headphones
Active Subwoofer
Power: 100 W ( 4 ohms at 80 Hz, THD 10%)
Speaker system: Bass reflex
Speaker unit: 6.5 inches dia. cone type
Speakers
Rated impedance: 4 ohms
Dimensions: 8" W x 12 1/8" H x 12" D
Weight: 18 lb.
Front / Center / Rear speakers
Power: 25 W maximum
Speaker system: Sealed Box
Speaker unit: 3 inches dia. cone type
Rated impedance: 4 ohms
Dimensions: 3 1/2" W x 5 3/4" H x 4 1/8" D
Weight: 1.7 lb.
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General
Specifications
Power requirements
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
Power consumption
250 W
Dimensions
17" W x 3" H x 14" D
Weight
25.7 lb.
Operating temperature
41 F ~ 95 F
Operating humidity
5% ~ 90%
Storage temperature
-4 F ~ 130 F
Supplied accessories
See page 11
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SERVICE
TO FIND THE LOCATION AND PHONE
NUMBER OF YOUR NEAREST SERVICE
CENTER PERMITTED TO PERFORM
WARRANTY...
CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-695-0098
FOR ADDITIONAL SET-UP OR OPERATING ASSISTANCE
PLEASE CALL:
1-800-898-9020
FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE, PLEASE WRITE TO:
Emerson Radio Corp.
Consumer Affairs Dept.
1901 Diplomat Drive,
Farmers Branch , TX 75234
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LIMITED WARRANTY
What does this warranty cover ? Any manufacturing defects in original material, including original parts and workmanship,
under normal use and conditions.
For how long ? For a period of ninety (90) days for labor and for a period of one (1) year for parts,from the date of original
purchase in the U.S.
What will we do ? If you need service under this warranty, and you provide us with the dated proof of purchase,we will
provide repair service at no charge for labor and parts,for the time periods set forth above, at an authorized Depot Repair
Facility, or replace the product in our discretion.
How do you make your warranty claim ? If it becomes necessary to repair your unit, you can obtain the name and mailing
location of a Depot Repair Facility by dialing 1-800-695-0098. You should pack your unit in a well-padded heavy corrugated
box, enclose your check or money order payable to the Depot Repair Facility in the amount of $9.00 to cover the return
shipping and handling costs, and enclose a copy of your proof of purchase (warranty service will not be provided without
a dated proof of purchase).
Finally, you should ship the unit prepaid via UPS or parcel post (insured).
What does your warranty not cover ? Your warranty does not cover the following :
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Damage from negligence, misuse, abuse, accident, or failure to follow operating instructions.
Use of product in a commercial application or rentals.
Changes or repairs by anyone other than an authorized Depot Repair Facility.
Damage because your unit is improperly connected to the equipment of other manufacturers.
Unit on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
Damage to equipment not properly connected to the product.
Cost incurred in shipping your unit to and from an authorized Depot Repair Facility.
Ordinary adjustments which you can perform as outlined in the owner’ s manual.
Signal reception problems caused by external antenna or cable systems.
Products purchased, used, serviced, or damaged outside of the United States.
Damage to compact discs or cassettes.
What other limitations apply to your warranty ? THIS WARRANTY IS NON-TRANSFERABLE AND APPLIES ONLY TO
THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER AND DOES NOT EXTEND TO SUBSEQUENT OWNERS OF THE PRODUCT. THIS
WARRANTY IS VALID ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO A PERIOD OF THE
EXPRESSED WARRANTY AS PROVIDED ABOVE BEGINNING WITH THE DATE OF ORIGINAL PURCHASE AT RETAIL
AND NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, SHALL APPLY TO THE PRODUCT THEREAFTER. WE
MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE.
THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT PROVIDED
ABOVE AND IN NO EVENT WILL OUR LIABILITY EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER OF
THE PRODUCT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS PRODUCT.
How does state law apply to your warranty ? THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, BUT YOU MAY
ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS
ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE, SO
THESE RESTRICTIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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