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Table of Contents
Getting Started ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Switching On, Lowering and Adjusting the Screen, Finding the Remote Control Buttons You Need, Listening Over the Vehicle Speakers
Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 6
Discs Played ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Changing Display Settings, Using the Dome Lights ................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Using the Remote Control ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9
Basic Remote Control Buttons .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Using Menu and Navigation Buttons, Using Audio Buttons ................................................................................................................................................... 11
Using DVD Disc Features, Replacing the Remote Battery ................................................................................................................................................... 12
CD Audio and MP3 Playback ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 13
Listening Over the Car Speakers, Using the Included Wireless Headphones ..................................................................................................................... 14
Watching Broadcast Television (with Tuner-equipped systems) ........................................................................................................................................ 15
Using the Integrated Game System, Adjusting the Screen Angle ........................................................................................................................................ 16
Using External Sources ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Managing Black Bars ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 18
DVD Player Setup Options .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19
Frequently Asked Questions ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 22
NOTICE OF INTENDED USE
Rosen Entertainment Systems are designed to enable viewing of video
ONLY for rear-seat occupants, and are not intended for viewing by the
driver when the vehicle is in motion. Such use might distract the driver or
interfere with the driver’s safe operation of the vehicle, and thus result in
serious injury or death. Such use might also violate state or local laws.
Rosen Entertainment Systems disclaims any liability for any bodily injury or
property damage that might result from any improper or unintended use.
About the Registered Marks
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is
protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other
rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be
authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and
other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
GETTING STARTED
To Watch a DVD:
Use the system with the vehicle running, or with the ignition
key switch in the “accessory” position.
Make certain that the remote, the headphones, and the game
controller have their batteries properly inserted.
To Lower the Screen and Switch On the System:
Press the OPEN button on the front panel or on the remote.
The screen will deploy, and the system will turn on.
OPEN
ENTER
SOURCE
1 Press SOURCE until
“INTERNAL DVD” is displayed.
Press EJECT twice to remove
any loaded disc.
2 Insert a DVD onto the slot, label side up.
3 Most DVD discs begin playback
automatically. If a menu appears,
press PLAY or ENTER as instructed on screen.
Note: While a disc is playing, the Stop/Eject button on the front
panel acts as a Stop button. To eject a disc while it is playing, press
Stop/Eject twice, with about one second between presses. The
Eject button on the remote usually ejects the disc immediately.
To Play the Integrated Video Game:
1 To turn on the infrared wireless
controller, press the RESET button.
2 Press SOURCE until “INTERNAL GAME“
appears on the screen.
3 Use the arrow keys to select a game.
4 Press the START button on the game controller. (See Page 18
for more information).
To Watch Broadcast Television (with optional TV tuner):
1 Press SOURCE until “TV Tuner “ appears on the screen. If the
screen remains dark, press the POWER button on the remote.
2 To change channels, press UP CH and DOWN CH on the
remote.
Front View
To Use An External Video Source
Disc slot
OPEN button
Control Panel
Reset
Button
OPEN
(optional video game console or camcorder):
1 Connect the RCA audio and video outputs of the device to the
RCA inputs of the system.
2 Press SOURCE until “AUXILIARY INPUT” appears on the screen.
ENTER
SOURCE
Listening Over the Vehicle Speakers
Dome light
Dome light
Screen angle
adjuster
LCD Screen
Infrared transmitter
(for headphones)
Console-mounted Input Jack Locations
1 Make sure MUTE is off. Press SPEAKER. “SPEAKER SOUND
ENABLED” will appear on the screen, along with an FM frequency (such as “FM 87.7”).
2 Turn on the car radio. Tune to the FM frequency displayed on
the screen. If radio interference is heard, try another frequency
(see pages 13 and 16 for more information.)
Using the Dome Lights
1 Press the DOME LIGHT button to turn the dome lights on or off.
Note: To prevent battery drain, the dome light automatically shuts
off after 5 minutes of use.
The Front Panel Controls
Previous
OPEN
Navigation
Keys
Next
Speaker
Mute
ENTER
SOURCE
Dome Light
Auxiliary Input
RCA Jacks
Wired Headphone
Jack
Open
Stop/
Eject
Play/
Pause
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INTRODUCTION
Precautions
Congratulations on owning a Rosen Entertainment System! Here’s a
partial list of some things you can do with your system:
In order to operate the system, the
vehicle ignition key switch must be
in the ACC or engine ON position.
· Play DVD movies, music CDs, or discs with MP3 audio files.
ACC or engine
ON position
· Play video games.
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Use this system only if properly installed by a qualified installer.
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If the unit shows any sign of overheating or malfunction, close the
display and consult your dealer immediately. Do not open the unit there are no serviceable parts inside.
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Do not press on the display surface - you might damage it.
•
Clean the LCD panel with a slightly damp, soft cloth using
household glass cleaner. Do not use solvents such as benzene,
thinner, or commercially available cleaners.
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When using portable radios and telephones near the system,
picture or sound interference may occur.
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If your car was parked in a very cold or very hot place, you may
see a temperature warning on the screen instead of a picture.
The picture will return after the system temperature returns to
normal.
Listen using the vehicle speakers or the wireless headphones.
· Use external audio/video units like video game consoles,
camcorders, or optional units like a TV tuner or a DVD changer.
Your system includes the following components:
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An overhead, wide-screen, flat-panel display.
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A built-in overhead DVD/CD/MP3 Player.
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A built-in video game system with a game controller (AC3131).
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Two pair of wireless infrared headphones (AC3003).
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A remote control (AC3074).
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A stereo FM modulator (this lets the system audio play over your
vehicle speakers).
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Other parts and cables installed out of sight in your vehicle.
With the optional AC3247 wireless controller, two players can play
certain games at the same time.
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Note:
The system’s operating voltage range is 11-16VDC operating voltage. The system operating temperature is 32o to 140o
F ( 0o to 60o C). Use of the system beyond the safe operating
ranges listed can cause temporary or permanent damage to
the unit, and such damage may not be covered by the
manufacturer’s warranty.
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DISCS PLAYED
Compatible Discs
Incompatible Discs
DVD, Video CD (VCD), and CD-Audio discs discs are compatible with
the A10 system. Compatible discs have these logos on their labels:
The following disc types are incompatible with the system:
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DVD-ROM discs.
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DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM discs.
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Photo CD discs, including Kodak Picture CDs.
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CD-ROM data discs.
Also, the unit can play most CD-Recordable discs containing CDAudio, MP3 files, and JPEG images - but not all such discs. Since
these discs are usually made on home computers, there is no
certification process ensuring that all such discs play on all players.
·
CD-Audio discs made with certain copy protection methods.
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Any DVD with a different Region number than the unit.
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Any disc that does not meet DVD Forum standards.
DVD Regions
Why the system doesn’t respond the same way to all discs
When a DVD disc is created, it is encoded with a “Region number”.
The disc will only play on DVD players with the same Region number
- for instance, a Region 3 disc won’t play on a Region 1 player.
When a DVD disc is created, the creator has to define how the disc
will operate when loaded into a DVD player. For instance, some discs
begin playing immediately, while other discs only display a menu and
require a menu selection to be made before playback will start.
Region 1: U.S. and U.S. Territories, Canada
Region 2: Japan, Western Europe, Middle East, South Africa
Region 3: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast and East Asia
Region 4: New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands, Mexico, Central/
South America.
Region 5: Russia and the former Soviet Union, Africa, Indian subcontinent, North Korea
Region 6: China
Region 8: Special International Venues (Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc.)
DVD Region Icons
ALL
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The DVD standard also allows the maker of a DVD disc to disable
functions at certain times, such as Fast-Forward and Stop (which is
why you can’t skip past the copyright warning screen). If some DVD
feature temporarily isn’t working for you, usually the disc is preventing the player from performing that function.
Discs that don’t properly load and play
Some CD and DVD discs, especially homemade discs which do not
have all the data needed to properly initialize all DVD players, may not
load and play properly. They may even create a state where the DVD
player will not eject the disc at all. In these cases, use a paper clip to
press the Reset button (this button’s location is shown on page 7).
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CHANGING AND ADJUSTING THE DISPLAY
Selecting a display mode: The system’s “widescreen” display has
a 16:9 aspect ratio - wider than a standard television. While many
DVD’s provide widescreen video images that fit the screen, standard
broadcast TV and many video games don’t.
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To view widescreen DVD’s, press the DISPLAY MODE button
until “WIDE” is displayed on the screen.
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To watch “fullscreen” DVD’s, the internal game system, or
broadcast television, select “STANDARD”.
Display adjustments: The display has adjustable video settings. To
change these settings, press the ENTER button on the overhead
console and hold it for two seconds. The following menu appears:
COLOR -------32
CONTRAST ----32
BRIGHT ------32
TINT --------32
Note: The internal DVD player can be configured for either a
16:9 “Wide” image output or a 4:3 standard image output.
Since the unit has a widescreen display, the DVD player
should be configured for “Wide”. For more, see Page 19.
Note: The internal DVD player also has a set of video
adjustments, which are separate from the main adjustments.
For more information, please see Page 19.
USING THE BUILT-IN DOME LIGHTS
The system has built-in dome lights. In many vehicles, these built-in
dome lights replace an original factory dome light which was
displaced when the system was installed. The dome lights are
controlled by both the Dome Light button on the front panel and by the
matching Dome Light button on the remote control.
When the lights are off, press either button to turn them on.
When the lights are on, press either button to turn them off.
When the lights have been turned on manually using the Dome Light
button, they will automatically turn off after all the doors are closed.
To select a setting to be changed: Press the DOWN button to move
the cursor down the menu list.
OPEN
To change the value of a setting: Use the LEFT and RIGHT arrow
buttons. The range is from 0 to 63.
To exit the menu: Press the ENTER button to save settings and exit.
Note: See Page 10 for more on adjusting the Bright setting.
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ENTER
SOURCE
Dome Light
button
Note: Some vehicles have a dome light dimming feature that
causes the light to fade out gradually after the doors are
closed. The unit’s dome light may not fade at the exact speed
that the factory dome lights fade, but it will turn on and off
normally when the doors are opened and closed.
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USING THE REMOTE CONTROL
You can use the remote control to operate the system, including
access to features not available on the front panel. The unit has two
infrared sensors to receive signals from the remote - one is built into
the control panel, and the other faces forward in the vehicle, for use
from the front seats. For definitions of each remote control button’s
specific function, see the following pages.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
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Open/ Optional Source Unit Power 15
Pause
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Stop
17
Play
18
Previous Chapter/Track
19
Reverse
20
Fast forward
21
Next Chapter/Track
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FMM Status and Frequency
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RES Surround Sound
25
Mute
26
Source select
27
Navigate Up
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Info
Eject
Navigate left
Enter
Navigate Right
Subtitle
Source Unit Menu
Navigate Down
Disc Menu
Disc Zoom
Dome Light On/Off
Day/Night Mode
Random Play
Display Mode
Note: If you try to perform a DVD action when it is not
permitted (such as accessing the disc menu while the disc is
loading), there will be no response from the unit. This is
normal operation and is not a problem with your system.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
RES
13
14
SOURCE
17
15
CH
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19
ENTER
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25
22
SOURCE
MENU
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EJECT
INFO
+
20
SUB
TITLE
24
23
CH
DISC
ZOOM
DISC
MENU
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28
RANDOM
PLAY
DISPLAY
MODE
ROSEN
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BASIC REMOTE CONTROL BUTTONS
1
Open/ Optional Source Unit Power
Pressing this button when the screen is closed will deploy the
screen. This button also turns on some optional Rosen source units.
(There is also an OPEN button on the front control panel.)
Note: The system turns on when the screen opens.
4
Play
Press to begin or resume playback of a DVD.
Note: When the disc is first inserted, you may have to press
PLAY or ENTER to begin playback.
5
Press to jump to the previous title or chapter, if available on a DVD, or
to the previous track on an audio CD. Not supported with some VCDs.
8
Stop
Press once to temporarily stop playback of a DVD. To resume normal
playback from the same point, press PLAY.
To play the disc from the beginning, press STOP twice, then PLAY.
Note: If STOP is pressed twice with 3 seconds between
presses), the player can only start from the beginning of the disc.
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EJECT
Press to eject a DVD or CD. After a disc is ejected, “OPEN” is
displayed on the screen.
2
Pause/Frame Step
Press once to pause playback. Press repeatedly to advance video
frame by frame. To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
10
Next Chapter/Track
Press to jump to the next title or chapter, if available on a DVD, or to
the next track on an audio CD. Not supported with some VCDs.
6
Reverse
Press to search in reverse. To resume normal playback, press PLAY.
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3
Previous Chapter/Track
Forward/Search
Press during playback to fast forward. Press the RIGHT and LEFT
arrow buttons to adjust search direction and speed. Choose from 2x,
4x, 6x, and 8x. Press PLAY to resume regular play.
26 Day/Night
This button decreases display brightness for optimum viewing in low
light conditions. The system also has an automatic dimming feature
which dims display brightness automatically whenever the headlights
are on (this feature is not compatible with all vehicles). Using the Day/
Night button temporarily overrides the auto-dimming feature - it reactivates the next time you start the vehicle.
Set the Brightness level in daytime conditions with plenty of ambient
light, and with the headlights off. Then the auto-dimming feature will
dim the screen automatically at night, or you can use this button to
switch between Day and Night modes.
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USING MENU AND NAVIGATION BUTTONS
USING AUDIO BUTTONS
13 Source
9
SOURCE
This button lets you select the internal DVD/CD player, the Internal
Game, or the Auxiliary input. You can also select the optional TV
Tuner, DVD Changer, or other optional auxiliary sources, if installed.
Note: The Source button on the control panel performs the
same function.
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Up/Down Arrows
FM frequencies available: 87.7, 87.9, 88.1, 88.3, 88.5, 88.7, 88.9
106.7, 106.9, 107.1, 107.3, 107.5, 107.7, 107.9.
CH
Note: If the frequency does not appear on screen when this
button is pressed, an external FM Modulator is probably
being used. See Page 16 for more information.
CH
Press to move up or down in a menu or to change channel when
watching TV.
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Left/Right Arrows
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Speaker Sound Control
When this button is pressed, Speaker Sound On appears on the
screen, along with the FM frequency to which you should tune your
radio, such as “FM 87.7” . To change the frequency, press the Left or
Right arrow buttons on the remote control. Headphone audio is not
affected by this button.
10 Rosen Entertainment Sound Equalization
RES
Press to move left or right in a menu. Also used to change frequencies on the FMM, after the Speaker Sound button is pressed.
This button lets you change the RES settings for the built-in equalization. Press the button and “Equalization” will appear. Pressing the L
and R arrow keys will change the selected setting.
18 Enter
Equalization modes: Standard, Classic, Rock, Jazz, or Pop.
ENTER
Press to make a menu selection.
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21 Source Menu
This button lets you change the RES settings for the built-in surroundsound modes. Press the button and “Surround” will appear. Pressing
the L and R arrow keys will change the selected setting.
SOURCE
MENU
If the source unit selected has a Setup Menu, you can access it by
pressing Source Menu. With the optional TV Tuner, this button
activates the Auto-Program feature, which stores all available TV
stations in the memory for easier, faster channel-changing.
15 Info
INFO
Press to view the status, current title number, track number and the
total playing time of the currently-playing disc.
RES Surround-Sound button
Surround-sound modes:Off, Concert, Church, Passive, Wide, or Live.
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Mute
Press once to mute all system audio. As long as the Mute function is
active, “Mute” will appear on the screen. Press again to turn Mute off.
Note: The control panel Mute button performs the same function.
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USING DVD DISC FEATURES
20 Subtitle
This button lets you cycle through the various subtitle languages
available on the DVD disc being played.
23
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To view widescreen DVD’s, press this button until “WIDE” is
displayed on the screen. This uses the full width of the screen.
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To watch “fullscreen” DVD’s or broadcast television, press until
“STANDARD” is displayed. This mode uses most of the screen,
but black bars will be visible on the sides, like this:
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To zoom the picture, select the “ZOOM” mode.
SUB
TITLE
Disc Menu
DISC
MENU
Press to see the main menu for the DVD being played. To resume
normal playback, press PLAY.
12 Next Disc
NEXT
DISC
When the optional R5001 DVD Changer is connected, this button
commands the changer to play the next disc in the magazine.
CHANGING THE SHAPE AND SIZE OF THE IMAGE
24 Disc Zoom
For more information about image shapes, see “Managing Black
Bars”, on Page 18.
DISC
ZOOM
View the same scene on a DVD at different magnifications.
1 Press the DISC ZOOM button during playback to select among the
following options: x2, x3, x4, x1/2, x1/3, x1/4, and Off.
2 Press the arrow buttons to shift the magnified section of the
screen.
3 To resume normal playback, press DISC ZOOM until “Zoom off” is
displayed.
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DISPLAY
MODE
This button lets you select from the various screen display modes.
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Note: For best results when zooming in on DVD images, use the
Disc Zoom feature instead of the “ZOOM” Display Mode.
REPLACING THE REMOTE BATTERY
Battery
Press tab here
and pull battery tray out
Use a single 3V battery, type CR2025. Insert as shown. Observe the
correct orientation of the battery as marked on the battery tray.
Battery life is approximately six months, depending on how often the
remote is used.
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CD AUDIO, MP3, JPEG, AND VIDEO CD PLAYBACK
USING THE INCLUDED WIRELESS HEADPHONES
CD Playback
The system comes with two pair of wireless infrared (IR) headphones. These headphones receive a signal from an IR transmitter
built into the unit. These headphones allow rear-seat passengers to
listen without using the vehicle speakers.
When you insert an audio CD, “CD” will appear on the screen. The
standard CD commands (PLAY, NEXT, etc.) will control the unit.To
display track information, press INFO. Some CDs recorded in CD-R or
CD-RW mode may not play.
MP3, JPEG, Video CD Playback
When a disc containing MP3, JPEG, or Video CD files is inserted, the
following screen appears. Use the arrow buttons to select a file type.
Name of selected file
List of files in the selected folder
To turn the headphones on and off, push the Power ON/OFF button.
The Power LED indicates when headphone power is on. Power turns
off automatically after three minutes of no audio, in order to preserve
battery life.
To adjust the headphone volume, rotate the thumb wheel on the
headphones.
[-]MP3_003.JPG
01. -
01. MP3_003
Adjust headphones
here
Power ON/Off
switch
Volume Knob
Power LED
Selected folder
MP3 playback
Video CD or
JPEG playback
Display folder
contents
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LISTENING OVER THE CAR SPEAKERS
REPLACING HEADPHONE BATTERIES
The system uses an FM Modulator (FMM) to send audio through the
vehicle radio and speakers. To listen over your speakers:
The wireless IR headphones require two AAA batteries. To replace
the batteries, slide off the battery compartment door on the right
earpiece and insert batteries, as shown. Make certain that the battery
orientation matches the marks inside the battery compartment.
1 Make sure system MUTE is off. Press SPEAKER. “SPEAKER
SOUND ON FM _ _ . _” appears.
2 Turn on the car radio. Tune to the FM frequency displayed on the
screen, such as “FM 87.7”.
3 If no system audio is heard, try changing the FMM frequency and
re-tuning the radio to the new frequency.
To change the FM Modulator frequency:
Press SPEAKER. “Speaker Sound on FM _ _ . _” will be displayed.
Now use the Left and Right buttons to change the frequency. The
FMM frequencies are 87.7, 87.9, 88.1, 88.3, 88.5, 88.7, 88.9,
106.7, 106.9, 107.1, 107.3, 107.5, 107.7, and 107.9. After you
select a frequency, re-tune your radio and check for clear sound.
The system saves the frequency you select, and returns to it each
time the system is turned on. You may want to store the FM Modulator
frequency as a preset of your radio for ease of use.
USING OPTIONAL WIRED HEADPHONES
There is a jack for wired headphones on the forward edge of the
unit, under a removable cover. When using optional wired headphones, only use headphones with a volume control, since the
system has no volume adjustment.
Note: If there seems to be a strong station on the FM
Modulator frequency, and you are hearing a radio station
mixed in with the system audio, change the FM Modulator
frequency. Avoid frequencies used by local radio stations.
If the words “HEADPHONE SOUND ONLY” appear, an external FM
Modulator is probably being used. In this case, the SPEAKER button
turns the external FMM on and off. The Rosen external FMM is uses
either FM 87.9 or FM 88.3. If you have any questions about your FMM,
please ask your Rosen dealer.
Mini-stereo Headphone Jack
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WATCHING BROADCAST TELEVISION
(ON TV TUNER-EQUIPPED SYSTEMS)
You can watch television on the system if you have installed the
optional CV4000 TV Tuner kit (includes TV Tuner, antenna, and an
AC3024 harness).
Note: Broadcast television reception varies with location,
terrain, distance from the broadcast tower, and other factors.
Signal quality is likely to vary in a moving vehicle.
1 Press SOURCE to select the “TV TUNER” input. “TV TUNER” will
appear on the screen. If the screen remains dark, press the
remote’s POWER button.
2 Press the UP CH and DOWN CH arrow buttons on the remote to
change channels. You can also use the UP and DOWN arrows on
the front control panel. Pressing the LEFT and RIGHT buttons
allows you to access the auxiliary inputs of the TV Tuner.
3 To scan and store all available channels, press SOURCE MENU.
Note: To watch broadcast television or videotapes in their
original format, press the DISPLAY MODE button on the
remote control until “STANDARD” is displayed on the screen.
This will properly size the image, instead of stretching the
image across the wide screen. In “STANDARD” mode, you will
see black bars on the sides of the image, like this:
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USING THE INTEGRATED GAME SYSTEM
ADJUSTING THE SCREEN ANGLE
There is an integrated video game built into the system. The Rosen
AC3131 Game Controller is included. Although the Controller may
resemble controllers for home game systems, only Rosen units are
certified to operate with the system.
Rosen uses an advanced mechanical design to hold the screen at the
perfect viewing angle for you, your passengers, and your vehicle.
Here’s how to adjust the screen angle:
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To play a game:
First, press the OPEN button on the front panel,
or on the remote. The screen will deploy.
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Press the RESET button on the
Controller to turn in on. The
Controller LED will blink to confirm
that it has turned on.
Reset
A and B
OPEN
Press SOURCE on the remote or
the front control panel until
“INTERNAL GAME” appears, along
with the game startup menu.
Use the left and right arrows on
the Controller to select which game
you want to play from the list.
SOURCE
Start
Press START on the Controller.
While playing, use A and/or B as fire, jump, or other action buttons,
depending on the game.
To return to the game main menu, press RESET on the Controller.
Notes:
The Controller works using infrared “line-of-sight” technology.
If the controller is held so that there is not a clear line of sight
to the system, intermittent operation results.
The Controller turns off after a brief period without use.
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ENTER
Second,
to allow the
adjuster to
move freely,
gently pull the
screen towards
you an inch or so,
and hold it there
with one hand.
Third,
while
holding the
screen, move
the adjuster
slider with
your other
hand - to the
left to move the
screen forward,
and to the right to move
the screen rearward.
Finally, let go of the screen and double-check the viewing angle.
You may need to repeat this process a few times to get the angle
just right for your height and the height of the vehicle seats.
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USING EXTERNAL SOURCES
OPTIONAL ROSEN ACCESSORIES
You may use optional external video games, camcorders, and other
portable video units by connecting the unit to the auxiliary RCA input
jacks on the unit. You must remove the cover to access the jacks,
and press SOURCE to select “AUXILIARY INPUT”.
Check with your authorized Rosen dealer or visit www.
rosenentertainment.com for information on accessories available for
your system. Some require installation parts and labor.
Color-Coded RCA Jacks
AC3131 Replacement Player 1 Wireless Game Controller
AC3247 Player 2 Wireless Game Controller
The AC3247 option allows some G8 games to support two players.
Red — Right channel audio input
CV4000 TV Tuner kit
White — Left channel audio input
The CV4000 includes a TV Tuner that receives U.S. television
broadcasts, a wire harness, and a TV antenna. When installed using
theAC3024 harness, the TV Tuner is controlled by the G8 remote.
Yellow — Video input
R5001 DVD Changer
This 10-disc changer plays CDs, DVDs, MP3 files, and Video CDs. It
is fully compatible with your system (adapter kit required).
To use an external game system, a 12VDC to 110VAC power inverter,
available at most electronic retail stores, is often required.
R5600-series single-disc DVD Player
R5000-series Video Casssette Player
Note: If you want to watch non-widescreen, 4:3 images, press
the DISPLAY MODE button on the remote control until
“STANDARD” is displayed on the screen. This will properly
size the image, instead of stretching the image across the
wide screen. In “STANDARD” mode, you will see black bars
on the sides of the image, like this:
AC3074 Remote Control
This is the original replacement remote control for the unit. In multiscreen systems, it’s a good idea to have a second remote control.
AC3003 Infrared Single-channel Wireless Headphones
AC3140 Infrared Single-channel Wireless Headphones
AC3062 Noise-Cancelling Infrared Wireless Headphones
These offer improved audio performance through electronic
cancellation of background and road noise.
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WHY ARE THE BLACK BARS STILL THERE SOMETIMES?
MANAGING BLACK BARS
Motion picture film and cameras, and later
television screens, were originally designed
around a screen size that was almost square - it
was one-third wider than it was high (another
way to say this is that it had a width-to-height
ratio, or aspect ratio, of 4:3. This ratio, 4:3, can
also be expressed as 1.66:1.)
When widescreen movies using technologies
like Cinemascope and Panavision became
popular, new aspect ratios were used
for them - 1.78:1, 2.35:1, and even 2.55:1.
When high-definition television was
developed, a screen shape of 16:9, or 1.85:1,
was selected as the best compromise for
viewing widescreen movie images.
When you watch widescreen movies on a
standard 4:3 television, there are “black bars”
on the top and bottom of the screen. This is
often called a “letterbox” image. The alternative
is called “pan-and-scan”, where the edges of
the image are “cropped” off.
This system uses a widescreen 16:9, or 1.85:1
display - the same aspect ratio as highdefinition televisions. This means that when
viewing widescreen DVD’s, these black bars
are either non-existent, or greatly minimized.
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There are three possible reasons for black bars to appear on the top
and bottom of the display:
4:3
1.66:1
1) You are watching a widescreen movie with an aspect ratio
greater than 1.85:1. (For more options on dealing with this, see
below). Check the disc jewel box to determine the DVD’s aspect
ratio - if you see 2.3:1, 2.33:1, or 2.35:1, this applies.
2) The internal DVD player has been set for a 4:3 display instead of a
16:9, wide display. See DVD Setup on Page 23 to correct this.
16:9
1.85:1
3) The “widescreen” DVD movie you are viewing is not “anamorphic”
or “enhanced for widescreen televisions”. These films, often older
DVD conversions, are not recommended for viewing on
widescreen displays. You can usually determine if your DVD was
produced for optimum compatibility with widescreen televisions by
looking for the word “anamorphic” or the phrase “enhanced for
widescreen televisions” on the box.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Letterbox
Widescreen
First, Rosen recommends that for best results you use DVD’s that
say “anamorphic” or “enhanced for widescreen televisions” on the
box. However, this system can get rid of black bars with just about
any DVD, by following the steps on the next page.
Note: To watch “fullscreen” DVD’s or broadcast television
(using an optional TV tuner), you can use the DISPLAY MODE
button to select “STANDARD”. This will properly size the
image, instead of stretching the image across the wide
screen. In “STANDARD” mode, you will see black bars on the
sides of the image.
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Eliminating Black Bars when viewing a DVD:
1) Make sure that the internal DVD player is set to the
widescreen setting “16:9” (see DVD Setup, page 19).
2) Use the Display Mode button to select “WIDE” or “ZOOM”.
•
To view widescreen DVD’s, use “WIDE”.
•
To zoom the picture, use the “ZOOM” mode.
Note: This feature will slightly “crop” the edges of the image.
For best results when zooming in on DVD images, use the Disc
Zoom feature below - not the “ZOOM” Display Mode.
If this solution still isn’t satisfactory, go to step 3.
3) Use the Disc Zoom feature to completely fill the screen.
Again, the edges will be “cropped”, but the screen will be filled.
Press the DISC ZOOM button during playback to select among the
available options. You can then use the arrow buttons to shift the
magnified image left and right.
Note: Best results are obtained by connecting only
widescreen displays to the system. The DVD player can
provide either widescreen video or standard, non-widescreen
video - it cannot provide widescreen video for one screen and
standard video for other screens. Your Rosen authorized
dealer offers a selection of high-quality widescreen
automotive displays.
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DVD TYPICAL SETUP AND CONFIGURATION
Changing the Aspect Ratio Mode
The following section explains how to customize various features of
the Internal DVD Player, including various language, display, and
parental control features.
This is under the SYSTEM SETUP tab,
under TV TYPE. The correct setting is
WIDE. Changing this setting to NORMAL/PS
or NORMAL/LB will result in distorted
video.
SYSTEM SETUP
Note: Many DVD menu settings do not apply to this system,
since it is specifically engineered for automotive use.
Changing the state of some settings can cause apparent
system failure. Don’t change any settings other than those
described in this section.
A DVD disc must be loaded to access the Internal DVD settings.
1 Press SOURCE SETUP.
2 Use the Left and Right arrow buttons to select a page.
3 Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to select the setting to
change.
4 Use the Left and Right buttons again to change the value of the
setting.
SETUP MENU -- MAIN PAGE
SYSTEM SETUP
TV SYSTEM
VIDEO
TV TYPE
PASSWORD
RATING
DEFAULT
EXIT SETUP
4:3 PS
4:3 LB
16:9
Changing the Video Output Mode
SYSTEM SETUP
To change the video output mode, select
NTSC
TV SYSTEM
PAL60
SYSTEM SETUP, and then select TV
VIDEO
PAL
SYSTEM. The default is NTSC. If you want
AUTO
TV TYPE
PASSWORD
to be able to play PAL discs on your NTSC
RATING
DEFAULT
monitors, select PAL. If you change this
EXIT SETUP
setting and the picture “rolls”, see your
Rosen dealer.
Note: The setting “AUTO” will automatically output NTSC
video from NTSC discs, and PAL video from PAL discs.
NTSC is the North American standard. Some discs may
not play properly when AUTO is selected.
GENERAL SETUP
TV SYSTEM
SPEAKER SETUP
TV TYPE AUDIO SETUP
PASSWORD
PREFERENCES
RATING
DEFAULT
EXIT SETUP
EXIT SETUP
:
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The Digital Output Setting
There is a setting in the menu for a Digital Audio output under DIGITAL
SETUP. This unit does not have a digital audio output. Leave this
setting in the ANALOG mode.
Note: Enabling the Digital Audio mode disables the analog
audio output used by the FM Modulator and the IR headphones, and can resemble a system audio failure.
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To change the soundtrack language, select AUDIO LANG.
Parental Control
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD LANGUAGE
AUDIO LANG
SUBTITLE LANG
MENU LANG
The supplied remote control does not support the Parental Control
feature.
EXIT SETUP
ENGLISH
CHINESE
JAPAN
GERMAN
SPANISH
FRENCH
FRENCH
PORTUGUESE
Changing Language Settings
Several language settings can be customized on the DVD Player.
These languages can vary depending on the language supported by
the DVD disc. To change these settings, select the LANGUAGE
SETTINGS page.
Note:· Not all language settings are supported by all discs.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD LANGUAGE
AUDIO LANG
SUBTITLE LANG
MENU LANG
To change the subtitle or caption
language, select SUBTITLE LANG. You
can also press the SUBTITLE button on
the remote to select among the available
subtitle languages.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD LANGUAGE
AUDIO LANG
SUBTITLE LANG
MENU LANG
EXIT SETUP
ENGLISH
CHINESE
JAPAN
GERMAN
SPANISH
FRENCH
PORTUGUESE
OFF
EXIT SETUP
To change the disc menu language,
select MENU LANG.
To change the on-screen
display language, select
OSD LANGUAGE.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD LANGUAGE
AUDIO LANG
SUBTITLE LANG
MENU LANG
EXIT SETUP
ENGLISH
CHINESE
SPANISH
FRENCH
PORTUGUESE
NOTE: If you select another language, the change takes effect
immediately on the on-screen menu,
making any needed correction
difficult if you select a language you
don’t read. Avoid changing menu
languages unless absolutely needed.
LANGUAGE SETUP
OSD LANGUAGE
AUDIO LANG
SUBTITLE LANG
MENU LANG
EXIT SETUP
ENGLISH
CHINESE
JAPAN
GERMAN
SPANISH
FRENCH
PORTUGUESE
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FAQ’S
I HAVE NO PICTURE AND NO SOUND - WHAT’S WRONG?
The system has low- and high-voltage and temperature protection
circuits. If the voltage or temperature goes beyond the limits, the
system shuts off. The power wire or power harness may have been
disconnected, or the fuse may have failed. Contact your Rosen
authorized dealer to determine if this is the case.
Note: The system voltage range is 11-16VDC operating
voltage. The system operating temperature is 0o to 60o
Celsius. Use of the system beyond the safe operating ranges
listed can cause temporary or permanent damage to the unit such damage may not be covered by manufacturer’s warranty.
I HAVE A PICTURE, BUT NO SOUND OR DISTORTED SOUND. WHY?
Check the MUTE button. Check the volume on the radio, and make
sure the radio is tuned to the right frequency - try tuning the FMM and
the radio to a new frequency. Check that the headphones have a
direct “line of sight” to the infrared transmitter below the screen.
Replace headphone batteries, if needed. Check the DVD Setup Menu
- the Audio Output setting must be set to “ANALOG”, the Speaker
Downmix setting to “STEREO”, and the Dynamic Range to “FULL”. If
using a CD you have made yourself, make sure you did not set the
recording level too high. Make sure you to check both CH A and CH B
if you are using AC3072 two-channel headphones.
WHY DO I GET NO RESPONSE WHEN I PRESS THE REMOTE
BUTTONS?
Check the battery in the remote control.
If you press a DVD function button when that function is not allowed
by the disc, there will be no response. An example would be
pressing pause during a DVD disc menu that does not allow pausing.
This varies by DVD disc.
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THE DOME LIGHT WENT OUT - WHY?
The dome light has a 5-minute timer to prevent accidental battery drain.
I HAVE BLACK BARS ON THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF MY SCREEN
WITH A WIDESCREEN DVD - HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM?
See page 18.
WHY DOESN’T THE STOP/EJECT BUTTON EJECT THE DISC RIGHT
AWAY?
While a disc is playing, this button acts as a STOP button. To eject a
disc while it is playing, press the STOP/EJECT button twice, with the
presses about 1 second apart. The Eject button on the remote control
always ejects the disc immediately.
THE DISC WILL NOT EJECT AT ALL - WHAT DO I DO?
Using a paper clip, press the reset button (see page 7 for its location).
If this section does not address your question, please contact your
Rosen authorized dealer. Also, your system has internal diagnostic
capabilities that are accessible to authorized Rosen dealers. To locate
a Rosen Entertainment Systems authorized dealer, please visit
www.rosenentertainment.com.
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