G
DVD PLAYER
LECTEUR DE DVD
DVD-S557
DVD-S557
OWNER’S MANUAL
MODE D’EMPLOI
BEDIENUNGSANLEITUNG
BRUKSANVISNING
MANUALE DI ISTRUZIONI
MANUAL DE INSTRUCCIONES
GEBRUIKSAANWIJZING
DIGITAL VIDEO
©2005
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
YAMAHA
ELECTRONICS CORPORATION, USA 6660 ORANGETHORPE AVE., BUENA PARK, CALIF. 90620, U.S.A.
CANADA MUSIC LTD. 135 MILNER AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1S 3R1, CANADA
ELECTRONIK EUROPA G.m.b.H. SIEMENSSTR. 22-34, 25462 RELLINGEN BEI HAMBURG, GERMANY
ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE
ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND
SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN
MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD. 17-33 MARKET ST., SOUTH MELBOURNE, 3205 VIC., AUSTRALIA
Printed
All rights reserved.
in Hungary
3139 246 15271
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CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE OPERATING YOUR UNIT.
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To assure the finest performance, please read this
manual carefully. Keep it in a safe place for future
reference.
Install this sound system in a well ventilated, cool,
dry, clean place — away from direct sunlight, heat
sources, vibration, dust, moisture, or cold. In a
cabinet, allow about 2.5cm (1 inch) of free space
all around this unit for adequate ventilation.
Locate this unit away from other electrical
appliances, motors, or transformers to avoid
humming sounds.
Do not expose this unit to sudden temperature
changes from cold to hot, nor locate this unit in
an environment with high humidity (i.e., a room
with a humidifier) to prevent condensation inside
this unit, which may cause an electrical shock, fire,
damage to this unit, and/or personal injury.
Avoid installing this unit in a location where
foreign objects may fall onto this unit or where
this unit may be exposed to liquid dripping or
splashing. On the top of this unit, do not place:
– Other components, as they may cause damage
and/or discoloration on the surface of this unit.
– Burning objects (i.e., candles), as they may
cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or personal
injury.
– Containers with liquid in them, as they may fall,
spilling the liquid and causing an electrical
shock to the user and/or damage to this unit.
Do not cover this unit with a newspaper,
tablecloth, curtain, etc. in order not to obstruct
heat radiation. If the temperature inside this unit
rises, it may cause fire, damage to this unit, and/or
personal injury.
Do not plug in this unit to a wall outlet until all
connections are complete.
Do not operate this unit upside-down. It may
overheat, possibly causing damage.
Do not use excessive force on switches, knobs
and/or cords.
When disconnecting the power cord from the
wall outlet, grasp the plug; do not pull the cord.
Do not clean this unit with chemical solvents; this
might damage the finish. Use a clean, dry cloth.
Use only the voltage specified on this unit. Using
this unit with a higher voltage than specified is
dangerous and may cause fire, damage to this
unit, and/or personal injury. YAMAHA will not be
held responsible for any damage resulting from
use of this unit with a voltage other than as
specified.
To prevent damage by lightning, disconnect the
power cord from the wall outlet during an
electrical storm.
14 Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact
qualified YAMAHA service personnel when any
service is needed. The cabinet should never be
opened for any reason.
15 When not planning to use this unit for long
periods of time (i.e., vacation), disconnect the AC
power plug from the wall outlet.
16 Be sure to read the “Troubleshooting” section on
common operating errors before concluding that
this unit is faulty.
17 Before moving this unit, press STANDBY/ON to
set the unit in standby mode, then disconnect the
AC power plug from the wall outlet.
WARNING
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS UNIT TO
RAIN OR MOISTURE.
When playing DTS encoded CDs, excessive noise will
be heard from the analog stereo outputs. To avoid
possible damage to the audio system, the consumer
should take proper precautions when the analog
stereo outputs of the player are connected to an
amplification system. To enjoy DTS Digital
Surround™ playback, an external 5.1-channel DTS
Digital Surround™ decoder system must be
connected to the digital output of the player.
LASER SAFETY
This unit employs a laser. Due to possible eye injury,
only a qualified service person should remove the
cover or attempt to service this device.
DANGER
This unit emits visible laser radiation when open.
Avoid direct eye exposure to beam.
When this unit is plugged into a wall outlet, do not
place your eyes close to the opening of the disc tray
and other openings or look inside.
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Contents
Region Codes....................................................................2
Supplied accessories........................................................2
Notes about discs ............................................................2
Cleaning discs....................................................................2
Patent information...........................................................2
Functional Overview
Front and Rear Panels.....................................................3
Remote Control...............................................................4
Preparation
General Notes on connections ....................................5
Digital Connections.........................................................5
Analog Connections........................................................5
Video Connections..........................................................6
S-Video terminal <A>..............................................................6
Composite Video terminal <B>.........................................6
Component Video terminal <C>......................................6
SCART Connection <D> ......................................................6
Getting Started
Inserting batteries into the Remote Control ............7
Using the remote control .......................................................7
Turning on the power ....................................................7
Selecting the color system that corresponds
to your TV.........................................................................7
Setting language preference...........................................8
Setting the OSD Language.....................................................8
Setting the Audio, Subtitle and Disc menu
language.............................................................................................9
Disc Operations
Basic Playback .................................................................10
General Operation ........................................................10
Pausing playback ........................................................................10
Selecting track/chapter...........................................................10
Searching backward/forward..............................................10
Stopping playback.....................................................................10
Selecting various repeat/shuffle functions ................11
Repeat and Shuffle ...................................................................11
Repeating a section within a chapter/track................11
Operations for video playback (DVD/VCD/SVCD) .. 11
Using the Disc Menu ..............................................................11
Zooming in...................................................................................11
Resuming playback from the last stopped point.....11
On-Screen Display (OSD) ..................................................12
Special DVD Features ...................................................13
Playing a Title ..............................................................................13
Camera Angle.............................................................................13
Audio ...............................................................................................13
Subtitles ..........................................................................................13
Special VCD & SVCD Features.................................. 13
Playback Control (PBC) ....................................................... 13
Preview Function...................................................................... 13
Playing MP3/DivX/JPEG/Kodak Picture CD............... 14
General Operation.................................................................. 14
Selecting a folder and track/file......................................... 15
Repeat and Shuffle................................................................... 15
Special picture disc features ....................................... 15
Preview Function (JPEG)...................................................... 15
Zoom picture ............................................................................. 16
Playback with multi-angles................................................... 16
Scan Effect .................................................................................... 16
Playing MP3 music and JPEG picture
simultaneously ............................................................................ 16
Setup Menu
General Setup Menu..................................................... 17
Locking/Unlocking the disc for viewing........................ 17
Dimming player’s front panel display ............................ 17
Programming disc tracks (not for Picture CD/
MP3) ................................................................................................ 17
OSD Language........................................................................... 18
Screen Saver................................................................................ 18
Sleep Timer ................................................................................. 18
DivX® VOD registration code ........................................ 18
Audio Setup Menu ........................................................ 19
Setting the analog output .................................................... 19
Setting the Digital output..................................................... 19
CD Upsampling......................................................................... 20
Night Mode ................................................................................. 20
Video Setup Menu......................................................... 20
TV Type......................................................................................... 21
Setting the TV Display........................................................... 21
Progressive ................................................................................... 21
Picture Setting ............................................................................ 22
Switching the YUV/RGB....................................................... 22
Preference Setup Menu ............................................... 23
Audio, Subtitle, Disc Menu ................................................. 23
Restricting playback by Parental Control.................... 23
PBC (Playback Control) ....................................................... 23
MP3/JPEG Menu ....................................................................... 24
Playback of VR Format.......................................................... 24
Changing the Password ........................................................ 25
Restoring to original settings.............................................. 25
Language Codes......................... 26
Troubleshooting ........................ 28
Glossary ...................................... 30
Specifications ............................. 31
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Introduction
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this unit. This
Owner’s Manual explains the basic
operation of this unit.
Region Codes
DVD discs must be labeled for
ALL regions or Region 2 in
order to play on this Player. You
cannot play discs that are labeled
for other regions.
ALL
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Supplied accessories
– Remote control
– Batteries (two AA size) for remote
control
– Audio pin cable
– Video pin cable
– Owner’s Manual
Notes about discs
– This unit is designed for use with DVD
video, Video CD, Super video CD,
Audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+RW,
DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW and DVDRW (VR format).
This unit can play:
– MP3, picture (Kodak, JPEG) files on CDR(W).
– JPEG/ISO 9660 format
– Maximum 30 characters display.
– DivX® disc on CD-R[W]/DVD+R[W]/
DVD-R[W] (3.11, 4.x and 5.x)
– Dual layer DVDs
– CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/
RW and DVD-RW (VR format) cannot
be played unless finalized.
– Some discs cannot be played depending
on the recording conditions such as PC
environment and application software.
The characteristics and condition of the
discs; materials, scratches, curvature,
etc., may result in failure.
– Be sure to use only CD-R and CD-RW
discs made by reliable manufacturers.
– Do not use any non standard shaped
discs (heart, etc.).
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– Do not use disc with tape, stickers, or
paste on it. Doing so may damage the
unit.
– Do not use a disc which has been
printed on its surface by a commercially
available label printer.
Cleaning discs
• When a disc becomes dirty, clean it
with a cleaning cloth. Wipe the disc
from the center out. Do not wipe in a
circular motion.
• Do not use solvents such as benzine,
thinner, commercially available cleaners,
or antistatic spray intended for analog
records.
Patent information
Manufactured under license from
Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby” and
the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories.
”DTS” and “DTS Digital Out” are
trademarks of Digital Theater
Systems, Inc.
DivX, DivX Certified, and
associated logos are trademarks
of DivXNetworks, Inc and are
used under license.
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.
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Functional Overview
STANDBY/ON
– turns on this unit or sets it to the
standby mode
Disc tray
/ OPEN/CLOSE
– opens or closes the disc tray
PROGRESSIVE indicator
– lights up when the unit enters
Progressive mode
English
Front and Rear Panels
9 STOP
– stops playback
; PAUSE
– pauses playback
B PLAY
– starts playback
Front panel display
– shows information about the
operational status of the unit
* Press button for about two seconds.
AC Power Cord
– connects to a standard AC outlet
COAXIAL digital audio output
– connects to a digital (coaxial) input of
your AV receiver or stereo system
OPTICAL digital audio output
– connects to a digital (optical) input of
your AV receiver or stereo system
VIDEO output
(composite video out)
– connects to a video input on your AV
receiver
AUDIO OUT (Left/Right)
– connect to AUDIO inputs
of your AV receiver
or stereo system
AV terminal
– connects to a SCART cable
COMPONENT video outputs
– connect to an AV receiver with Y
PB/CB PR/CR inputs
S VIDEO output
– connects to an S-Video input on
your AV receiver
Caution: Do not touch the inner pins of the jacks on the rear panel.
Electrostatic discharge may cause permanent damage to the unit.
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Functional Overview
Remote Control
TOP MENU/RETURN
– display the top-level disc menu
(DVD) / go back to previous
menu (VCD)
MENU
– access menu of a disc (DVD) /
switch PBC on/off (VCD)
B/ |
– turn this unit ON or go to
standby-on mode
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TOP MENU RETURN
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MENU
1 2 3 4
– (left/right/up/down) select an
item in the menu
ENTER/OK
– acknowledge menu selection
ON SCREEN
SETUP
ON SCREEN
– access or remove player's On
Screen Display menu
ENTER
OK
STOP
PLAY
PAUSE
SUBTITLE ANGLE ZOOM AUDIO
S
– search backward* / go to a
previous chapter or track
REPEAT
A B
STOP ( 9 )
– stop playback
PLAY ( B )
– start playback
PAUSE ( ; )
– pause playback temporarily /
frame-by-frame playback
REPEAT
– repeat chapter, track, title, disc
/ shuffle chapter, track
A-B
– repeat a specific segment
SCAN
– preview the content of a track or
whole disc (VCD) / play the
first 6 seconds or less of each
track (CD)
MUTE
– disable or enable sound output
* Press and hold button for about two seconds.
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numeric buttons
– select numbered items in a
menu
SETUP
– access or remove player's setup
menu
SCAN MUTE
DVD
T
– search forward* / next chapter
or track
SUBTITLE
– subtitle language selector
ANGLE
– select DVD camera angle
ZOOM
– enlarge video image
AUDIO
– audio language and format
selector
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Preparation
Never make or change connections with
the power switched on.
• Depending on the equipment you wish
to connect, there are various ways you
could connect this unit. Possible
connections are shown in the following
drawings.
• Please refer to the manuals of other
equipment as necessary to make the
best connections.
• Do not connect this unit via your VCR.
The video quality could be distorted by
the copy protection system.
• Do not connect this unit’s audio out
jack to the phono in jack of your audio
system.
Note:
– If the audio format of the digital output
does not match the capabilities of your
receiver, the receiver will produce a strong,
distorted sound or no sound at all. Make
sure to select the appropriate audio format
at menu screen included on the disc.
Pressing AUDIO once or more may change
not only audio languages but also audio
formats, and the selected format appears
for several seconds on the status window.
Analog Connections
Use the supplied audio pin cable to
connect AUDIO OUT L (left) and R (right)
jacks of this unit to corresponding input
jacks of your audio equipment such as
Stereo amplifier.
Digital Connections
This unit has COAXIAL and OPTICAL
digital out jacks. Connect one or both of
them to your AV receiver equipped with
Dolby digital, DTS, or MPEG decoder
using a commercially available cable.
R
Audio pin
cable
Stereo
amplifier
R
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O
C
COAXIAL
IN
L
R
L
CD/DVD
L
AV receiver
OPTICAL
IN
Left
speaker
Right
speaker
Subwoofer
Left front
speaker
Left surround
speaker
Center
speaker
Surround
back speaker
Right front
speaker
Right surround
speaker
You will need to set this unit’s digital
output to ALL (see page 19
“DIGITAL OUTPUT”).
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General Notes on connections
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Preparation
Video Connections
If your AV receiver has video output jacks,
connect your receiver (and then to your
TV) so that you can use one TV for several
different video sources (LD, VCR, etc.) by
simply switching the input source selector
of your receiver.
The player has 4 types of video output
jacks. Use one of them in accordance with
the input jacks of the equipment to be
connected.
S-Video terminal <A>
S (separate) video connection achieves a
clearer picture than composite video
connection by separating color and
luminance when transmitting signals. Use
commercially available S-video cable.
Receiver (and TV) with S-video input is
required.
Composite Video terminal <B>
Use the supplied video pin cable when
connecting the player to an AV receiver.
Component Video terminal <C>
Video pin
cable
<A>
V
<B>
<C>
S
Y
S VIDEO
INPUT
VIDEO
PBCB
PRCR
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
AV receiver
VIDEO
OUT
COMPONENT
VIDEO OUT
S VIDEO
OUT
VIDEO
IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
S VIDEO
IN
<D>
Component video connection achieves
high fidelity in reproducing colors (better
performance than S-video connection),
separating video signal into luminance (Y,
terminal color-coded as green), and color
difference (Pb, blue/Pr, red). Use
commercially available coaxial cables.
Receiver (and TV) with component input is
required. Observe the color of each jack
when connecting. If your receiver does not
have component output jacks, connecting
the player’s component output directly to
your TV’s component input can reproduce
better video image.
Note:
– You need to set this unit’s component
output to YUV (see page 22 “Switching the
YUV/RGB”).
SCART Connection <D>
If your TV has only terminal for video
input, and you want to connect it directly
to this unit, you can use this unit’s SCART
output jack.
Note:
– Ensure that the “TV” indication on SCART
cable is connected to the TV set and “DVD”
indication on SCART cable is connected to
this unit.
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Getting Started
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1 Open the battery compartment.
2 Insert the supplied two batteries type R06
or AA, following the indications (+ –)
inside the compartment.
3 Close the cover.
Using the remote control
Remote control
sensor
Point the remote control
at the sensor, within
approximately 6 m
(20 feet) of the unit.
30°
30°
Step2: Turning on the power
1 Connect the AC power cord to the power
outlet.
2 Turn on the TV and your AV receiver.
3 Select the appropriate input source at the
AV receiver that was used to connect to
this unit. Refer to the equipment owner’s
manual for details.
4 Turn this unit on.
5 Set the TV to the correct Video IN channel
(eg. EXT1, EXT2, AV1, AV2, AUDIO/
VIDEO, etc. Refer to your TV owner’s
manual for details).
➜ The front display lights up and the
default screen appears on the TV.
Step3: Selecting the color
system that corresponds to
your TV
This DVD Player is compatible with both
NTSC and PAL. Select the color system
that matches your TV.
VIDEO SETUP PAGE
TV TYPE
TV DISPLAY
PROGRESSIVE
PICTURE SETTING
COMPONENT
Handling the remote control
• Do not spill water or other liquids on
the remote control.
• Do not drop the remote control.
• Do not leave or store the remote
control in the following types of
conditions:
– high humidity such as near a bath
– high temperature such as near a heater
or stove
– extremely low temperature
– dusty places
PAL
NTSC
MULTI
1 Press SETUP.
2 Press 2 repeatedly to select [VIDEO
SETUP PAGE].
3 Press 34 to highlight [TV TYPE], then
press 2.
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English
Step1: Inserting batteries
into the Remote Control
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Getting Started
4 Press 34 to highlight one of the options
below:
PAL
Select this if the connected TV is PAL
system. It will change the video signal of an
NTSC disc and output in PAL format.
NTSC
Select this if the connected TV is NTSC
system. It will change the video signal of a
PAL disc (VCD only) and output in NTSC
format.
MULTI
Select this if the connected TV is
compatible with both NTSC and PAL
(multi-system). The output format will be
in accordance with the video signal of the
disc.
5 Select an item and press ENTER/OK.
Notes:
– Before changing the current TV Standard
setting, ensure that your TV supports the
‘selected TV Type’ system.
– If there is not a proper picture on your TV,
wait for 15 seconds for auto recover.
CHANGING PAL TO NTSC
1. ENSURE THAT YOUR TV SYSTEM SUPPORTS
NTSC STANDARD.
2. IF THERE IS A DISTORTED PICTURE
DISPLAYED ON THE TV, WAIT 15 SECONDS
FOR AUTO RECOVER.
OK
TIPS:
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Cancel
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
Step4: Setting language
preference
You can select your own preferred
language settings.This DVD Player will
automatically switch to the language for
you whenever you load a disc. If the
language selected is not available on the
disc, the disc’s default language will be used
instead. The OSD language in the system
menu, will remain once selected.
Setting the OSD Language
GENERAL SETUP PAGE
DISC LOCK
DISPLAY DIM
PROGRAM
OSD LANGUAGE
SCREEN SAVER
SLEEP
DIVX(R) VOD CODE
ENGLISH
DANSK
DEUTSCH
ESPAÑOL
FRANÇAIS
ITALIANO
NEDERLANDS
NORSK
1 Press SETUP.
2 Press 1 2 to select [GENERAL SETUP
PAGE].
3 Press 34 to highlight [OSD LANGUAGE],
then press 2.
4 Press 34 to select a language and press
ENTER/OK.
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Getting Started
English
Setting the Audio, Subtitle and
Disc menu language
PREFERENCE PAGE
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
DISC MENU
PARENTAL
PBC
MP3/JPEG NAV
VR LIST
PASSWORD
ENGLISH
CHINESE (SIMP)
FRENCH
SPANISH
PORTUGUESE
POLISH
ITALIAN
TURKISH
1 Press STOP ( 9 ) twice, then press
SETUP.
2 Press 2 repeatedly to select
[PREFERENCE PAGE].
3 Press 34 to highlight one of the options
below at a time, then press 2.
– ‘AUDIO’ (disc’s soundtrack)
– ‘SUBTITLE’ (disc’s subtitles)
– ‘DISC MENU’ (disc’s menu)
4 Press 34 to select a language and press
ENTER/OK.
If the language you want is not in the
list, then select [OTHERS],
then use the numeric buttons on the
remote to enter the 4-digit language code
(see page 26 “Language Codes”) and press
ENTER/OK.
5 Repeat steps 3–4 for other options
settings.
TIPS:
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
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Disc Operations
IMPORTANT!
– If the inhibit icon ( or X) appears
on the TV screen when a button is
pressed, it means the function is
not available on the current disc or
at the current time.
– Depending on the DVD or VIDEO
CD, some operations may be
different or restricted.
– Do not push on the disc tray or put
any objects other than disc on the
disc tray. Doing so may cause the
disc player malfunction.
Basic Playback
1 Press STANDBY/ON on the front panel
to turn on the DVD player.
2 Press OPEN/CLOSE / on the front
panel to open disc loading tray.
3 Place the chosen disc in the tray, with the
label facing up.
4 Press OPEN/CLOSE / again to close
the tray.
➜ After recognizing this disc, the player
begins to play back automatically.
➜ If you press PLAY ( B ) when the tray
is open, this unit closes the tray and
starts playback.
General Operation
Unless otherwise stated, all operations
described are based on Remote Control
use.
Pausing playback
1 During playback, press PAUSE ( ; ).
➜ Playback will pause and sound will be
muted.
2 Press PAUSE ( ; ) again to select the
next picture frame.
3 To resume normal playback, press
PLAY ( B ).
Selecting track/chapter
• Press S / T or use the numeric
buttons to key in a track/chapter
number.
➜ If repeat mode is active, pressing S /
T will replay the same track/chapter.
Searching backward/forward
• Press and hold S / T, then press
PLAY ( B ) to resume normal
playback.
➜ While searching, pressing S / T
again will decrease/increase the search
speed.
Stopping playback
• Press STOP ( 9 ).
TIPS:
10
The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Disc Operations
Operations for video playback
(DVD/VCD/SVCD)
English
Selecting various repeat/shuffle
functions
Repeat and Shuffle
Using the Disc Menu
• While playing a disc, press REPEAT
continuously to choose a ‘Play Mode’.
Depending on the disc, a menu may appear
on the TV screen once you load in the disc.
DVD
To select a playback feature or item
• Use 1 234 or numeric buttons on
the remote, then press ENTER/OK to
start playback.
➔ RPT ONE (repeat chapter)
➔ RPT TT (repeat title)
➔ SHUFFLE (shuffle)
➔ RPT SHF (shuffle repeat)
➔ RPT OFF (repeat off)
VCD/SVCD/CD
➔ RPT ONE (repeat track)
➔ RPT ALL (repeat disc)
➔ SHUFFLE (shuffle)
➔ RPT SHF (shuffle repeat)
➔ RPT OFF (repeat off)
MP3/DivX
➔ RPT ONE (repeat track)
➔ RPT FLD (repeat folder)
➔ SHUFFLE (random play)
➔ RPT OFF (repeat off)
Note:
– For VCD, repeat playback is not possible if
the PBC mode is switched on.
Repeating a section within a
chapter/track
To access or remove the menu
• Press MENU on the remote.
Zooming in
This function allows you to enlarge the
picture on the TV screen and to pan
through the enlarged picture.
1 During playback, press ZOOM repeatedly
to display the picture with different scales.
➜ Use 1 234 to pan through the
enlarged picture.
➜ Playback will continue.
2 Press ZOOM repeatedly to return to the
original size.
Resuming playback from the last
stopped point
1 While playing a disc, press A-B at your
chosen starting point.
2 Press A-B again at your chosen end point.
➜ The section A and B can be set only
within the same chapter/track.
➜ The section will now repeat
continuously.
Resume playback of the last 10 discs is
possible, even if the disc was ejected or the
power switched off.
• Load one of the last 10 discs.
➜ “LOADING” appears.
• Press PLAY ( B ) and the disc will be
played back from the last point.
3 To exit the sequence, press A-B.
To cancel resume mode
• In stop mode, press STOP ( 9 ) again.
TIPS:
The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Disc Operations
On-Screen Display (OSD)
OSD menu shows the disc playback
information (for example, title or chapter
number, elapsed playing time, audio/
subtitle language), a number of operations
can be done without interrupting disc
playback.
1 During playback, press ON SCREEN.
➜ A list of available disc information
appears on the TV screen.
DVD
MENU
TITLE
CHAPTER
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
02/14
02/14
5.1CH
ENG
BITRATE
VCD/SVCD
MENU
TRACK
DISC TIME
TRACK TIME
REPEAT
02/14
0:49:17
0:03:43
OFF
BITRATE
2 Press 34 to view the information and
press ENTER/OK to access.
3 Use the numeric buttons to input the
number/time or press 34 to make the
selection, then press ENTER/OK to
confirm.
➜ Playback will change to the chosen time
or to the selected title/chapter/track.
Title/Chapter/Track selection (DVD/
VCD)
1 Press 34 to select [TITLE] or
[CHAPTER] (DVD) or [TRACK] (VCD).
2 Press ENTER/OK.
3 Select a title, chapter or track number
using the numeric buttons.
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Time Search (DVD/VCD)
1 Press 34 to select [TT TIME] or [CH
TIME] (DVD) or [TRACK TIME] or [DISC
TIME] (VCD).
➜ [TT TIME] refers to the total time of the
current title, and the [CH TIME] refers
to the total time of the current chapter.
2 Press ENTER/OK.
3 Enter hours, minutes and seconds from left
to right using the numeric buttons. (e.g.
0:34:27)
Audio/Subtitle/Angle (DVD)
You can change [AUDIO], [SUBTITLE] or
[ANGLE] if it is available on the disc you
are playing.
1 Press 34 to select [AUDIO], [SUBTITLE]
or [ANGLE].
2 Press ENTER/OK.
3 For Audio and Subtitle,
Press 34 to highlight your selection and
press ENTER/OK.
OR
For Angle,
Select an angle using the numeric
buttons.
Repeat/Time Display (DVD/VCD)
1 Press 34 to select [REPEAT] or [TIME
DISP.].
2 Press ENTER/OK.
3 Press 34 to highlight your selection and
press ENTER/OK.
Time display (CD)
Each time you press ON SCREEN, the
time display changes as follows;
TOTAL ELAPSED
TOTAL REMAIN
SINGLE REMAIN
SINGLE ELAPSED
The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Disc Operations
Playing a Title
1 Press MENU.
➜ The disc title menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Use 1 234 or numeric buttons to
select a play option.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
Camera Angle
• Press ANGLE repeatedly to select
different desired angle.
Audio
Changing the Audio Language and/or
format
• Press AUDIO repeatedly to select
different audio languages.
Special VCD & SVCD Features
Playback Control (PBC)
For VCD with Playback Control
(PBC) feature (version 2.0 only)
• Press MENU to toggle between ‘PBC
ON’ and ‘PBC OFF’.
➜ If you select ‘PBC ON’, the disc menu (if
available) will appear on the TV.
➜ Use the S / T or the numeric
buttons to select a play option.
• During playback, pressing TOP
MENU/RETURN will return to the
menu screen (if PBC is on).
If you want to skip the index menu
and playback directly from the
beginning,
• Press MENU on the remote control to
switch to PBC off.
Preview Function
Subtitles
• Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to select
different subtitle languages.
1 Press SCAN.
2 Press 34 to highlight [TRACK DIGEST],
[DISC INTERVAL] or [TRACK
INTERVAL].
3 Press ENTER/OK to open one option.
SELECT DIGEST TYPE:
TRACK DIGEST
DISC INTERVAL
TRACK INTERVAL
Note:
– You can select [TRACK INTERVAL] only
during playback, with PBC Off.
TIPS:
The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Special DVD Features
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Disc Operations
TRACK DIGEST
This function will minimize the picture of
every track in order to display every six of
these tracks on the screen to help you
know the content of every track on the
disc.
DISC INTERVAL
This function is used to divide a disc into
six parts by regular intervals and display
them on one page to preview the whole
disc.
TRACK INTERVAL
This function is used to divide a single track
into six parts by regular intervals and
display them on one page to help you
preview the selected track.
Playing MP3/DivX/JPEG/Kodak
Picture CD
General Operation
1 Load a disc.
➜ The disc reading time may exceed 30
seconds due to the complexity of the
directory/file configuration.
➜ The data disc menu appears on the TV
screen.
2 Playback will start automatically, if not
press PLAY ( B ).
00:00 00:00
001/020
Favorite
MP3
Piano
MP3
Cello
MP3
Jazz
MP3
Live
(example for 6 thumbnail pictures display)
4 Use 1 234 to select a track or use
numeric buttons to input the selected
track number next to [SELECT].
5 Press S / T to open the previous or
next page.
6 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
To quit preview function
• Use 1 234 to highlight [EXIT] and
press ENTER/OK to confirm.
During playback, you can;
• Press S / T to select another
track/file in the current folder.
• Press PAUSE ( ; ) to pause playback.
Note:
– It may not be possible to play certain MP3/
JPEG/DivX/MPEG-4 discs due to the
configuration and characteristics of the disc
or condition of the recording.
To return to preview menu
• Use 1 234 to highlight [MENU] and
press ENTER/OK to confirm.
For CD
• At stop mode, press SCAN on the
remote control.
➜ Each track will be played for a few
seconds.
TIPS:
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The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Disc Operations
Special picture disc features
1 Press 34 to select the folder and press
ENTER/OK to open the folder.
2 Press 34 to select a track/file.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
➜ Playback will start from the selected file
to the end of the folder.
1 Load a Picture disc (Kodak Picture CD,
JPEG).
➜ For Kodak disc, the slide show will
begin.
➜ For JPEG disc, the picture menu appears
on the TV screen.
Repeat and Shuffle
When the Picture CD/MP3 CD menu is
shown on the screen;
• Press REPEAT continuously to access
different ‘Play Mode’.
➜ FOLDER: files will be played back once.
➜ REPEAT ONE: one file will be played
repeatedly.
➜ REPEAT FOLDER: all files in one folder
will be played repeatedly.
➜ SHUFFLE: all files in the current folder
will be played in random order.
2 Press PLAY ( B ) to start the slide-show
playback.
Preview Function (JPEG)
This function shows the content of the
current folder or the whole disc.
1 Press STOP ( 9 ) during playback.
➜ 12 thumbnail pictures will appear on the
TV screen.
2 Press S / T to display the other
pictures on the previous/next page.
3 Use 1 234 to highlight one of the picture
and press ENTER/OK to start playback
OR
Move the cursor to highlight
on the
bottom of the page to start playback from
the first picture on the current page.
4 Press MENU to return to Picture CD
menu.
TIPS:
The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Selecting a folder and track/file
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Disc Operations
Zoom picture
1 During playback, press ZOOM repeatedly
to display the picture with different scales.
2 Use 1 234 to view the zoomed picture.
Playback with multi-angles
1 Load a disc that contains music and
pictures.
➜ The disc menu appears on the TV
screen.
• During playback, press 1 234 to
rotate the picture on the TV screen.
1: rotate the picture anti-clockwise
2: rotate the picture clockwise
3: flip the picture vertically
4: flip the picture horizontally
2 Select an MP3 track.
3 During MP3 music playback, select a
picture from the TV screen and press
PLAY ( B ).
➜ The picture files will be played back one
after another until end of the folder.
Scan Effect
4 To quit simultaneous playback, press
MENU followed by STOP ( 9 ).
• Press ANGLE repeatedly to choose
different scan effect.
➜ Various of scan effect appears on the
top left hand corner on the TV screen.
TIPS:
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Playing MP3 music and JPEG
picture simultaneously
Note:
– Some files on Kodak or JPEG disc may be
distorted during playback due to the
configuration and characteristics of the disc.
The operating features described here might not be possible for certain discs. Always refer to
the instructions supplied with the discs.
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Setup Menu
General Setup Menu
1 Press SETUP.
2 Press 1 2 to select ‘General Setup’ icon.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
GENERAL SETUP PAGE
DISC LOCK
DISPLAY DIM
PROGRAM
OSD LANGUAGE
SCREEN SAVER
SLEEP
DIVX(R) VOD CODE
Dimming player’s front panel
display
You can select different levels of
brightness for the front panel display.
1 In ‘GENERAL SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [DISPLAY DIM], then press 2.
100%
Select this for full brightness.
70%
Select this for medium brightness.
40%
Select this for dimming the display.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
Programming disc tracks (not for
Picture CD/MP3)
Locking/Unlocking the disc for
viewing
Not all discs are rated or coded by the disc
maker. You can prevent a specific disc
from playing by locking the disc. Up to 40
discs can be locked.
1 In ‘GENERAL SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [DISC LOCK], then press 2.
LOCK
Select this to block the playback of the
current disc. Subsequent access to a
locked disc requires six-digit password.
The default password is ‘000 000’ (see
page 25 “Changing the Password”).
UNLOCK
Select this to unlock the disc and allow
future playback.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
TIPS:
You can play the contents of the disc in the
order you want by programming the tracks
to be played. Up to 20 tracks can be
stored.
1 In ‘GENERAL SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [PROGRAM], then press 2 to
select [INPUT MENU].
2 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
To input your favorite tracks/chapter
3 Use the numeric buttons to enter a valid
track/chapter number.
1 04
6 __
2 10
7 __
3 11
8 __
4 __
9 __
5 __
10 __
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
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English
The setup is carried out via the TV,
enabling you to customize the DVD Player
to suit your particular requirements.
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Setup Menu
4 Use 1 234 to move the cursor to the
next position.
➜ If the track number is more than ten,
press T to open the next page and
proceed with programming or,
➜ Use 1 234 to highlight [NEXT] on the
program menu, then press ENTER/
OK.
5 Repeat steps 3–4 to input another track/
chapter number.
If you want to remove a track
6 Use 1 234 to move the cursor to the
track you want to remove.
7 Press ENTER/OK to remove this track
from the program menu.
To start program playback
8 Use 1 234 to highlight [START] on the
program menu, then press ENTER/OK.
➜ Playback will start with the selected
tracks under the programmed
sequence.
To exit program playback
9 Use 1 234 to highlight [EXIT] on the
program menu, then press ENTER/OK.
OSD Language
This menu contains various language
options for display language on the screen.
For details, see page 8.
Screen Saver
This function is used to turn the screen
saver on or off.
1 In ‘GENERAL SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [SCREEN SAVER], then press 2.
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To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
ON
Select this if you wish to turn off the TV
screen when disc playback is stopped or
paused for more than 15 minutes.
OFF
Select this to disable the screen saver
function.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
Sleep Timer
This feature automatically sets the DVD
player in standby mode after the amount of
time you have set.
1 In ‘GENERAL SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [SLEEP], then press 2.
2 Press 34 to select a setting.
➜ You can select from 15, 30, 45 and 60
minutes. Select [OFF] to cancel the
sleep timer function.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm your
selection.
DivX® VOD registration code
Yamaha provides you with a DivX® VOD
(Video On Demand) registration code that
allows you to rent and purchase videos
using the DivX® VOD service.
For more information, visit at
www.divx.com/vod.
1 In ‘GENERAL SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [DIVX(R) VOD CODE], then
press 2.
➜ The registration code will appear.
2 Press ENTER/OK to exit.
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Setup Menu
Notes:
– All the downloaded videos from DivX®
VOD can only be played back on this DVD
player.
– Time search feature is not available during
DivX movie playback.
Audio Setup Menu
1 Press SETUP.
2 Press 1 2 to select ‘Audio Setup’ icon.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
AUDIO SETUP PAGE
ANALOG OUTPUT
DIGITAL AUDIO
CD UPSAMPLING
NIGHT MODE
Setting the analog output
Set Analog Output to match your DVD
Player’s playback capability.
1 In ‘AUDIO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [ANALOG OUTPUT], then press
2.
STEREO
Select this to change channel output to
stereo which delivers sound from only the
two front speakers.
LT/RT
Select this if your DVD player is connected
to a Dolby Prologic decoder.
TIPS:
VIRTUAL SURROUND
Select this to virtually reproduce the
surround channels.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
English
3 Use the registration code to purchase or
rent the videos from DivX® VOD service
at www.divx.com/vod. Follow the
instructions and download the video onto
a CD-R for playback on this DVD player.
Setting the Digital output
The options included in Digital Audio are:
‘Digital Output’ and ‘LPCM Output’.
1 In ‘AUDIO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [DIGITAL AUDIO], then press 2.
2 Press the 34 to highlight an option.
3 Enter its submenu by pressing 2.
4 Move the cursor by pressing the 34 to
highlight the selected item.
DIGITAL OUTPUT
Set the Digital output according to your
optional audio equipment connection.
OFF
Turn off the digital output.
ALL
If you have connected your DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT to a multi-channel decoder/
receiver.
PCM ONLY
Only if your receiver is not capable of
decoding multi-channel audio.
LPCM OUTPUT
If you connect the DVD Player to a PCM
compatible receiver via the digital
terminals, such as coaxial or optical, etc.,
you may need to adjust ‘LPCM Output’.
Discs are recorded at a certain sampling
rate. The higher the sampling rate, the
better the sound quality.
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
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Setup Menu
48KHz
Playback a disc recorded at the sampling
rate of 48kHz. 96kHz (if available on disc)
PCM data stream will be converted to
48kHz.
96KHz
Playback a disc recorded at the sampling
rate of 96kHz. If the 96kHz disc is copy
protected, the digital output will be muted
to comply with the standards.
CD Upsampling
This feature allows you to convert your
music CD to a higher sampling rate using
sophisticated digital signal processing for
better sound quality. If you have activated
the upsampling, the player will
automatically switch to stereo mode.
1 In ‘AUDIO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [CD UPSAMPLING], then press
2.
OFF
Select this to disable CD-upsampling.
88.2 kHz (X2)
Select this to convert the sampling rate of
the CDs twice higher than the original.
176.4 kHz (X4)
Select this to convert the sampling rate of
the CDs four times higher than the
original.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
Note:
– This setting is only applicable for the signals
output from the analog jacks.
TIPS:
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To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
Night Mode
In this mode, the high volume outputs are
softened and low volume outputs are
brought upward to an audible level. It is
useful for watching your favorite action
movie without disturbing others at night.
1 In ‘AUDIO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [NIGHT MODE], then press 2.
ON
Select this to level out the volume. This
feature is only available for movies with
Dolby Digital mode.
OFF
Select this when you want to enjoy the
surround sound with its full dynamic range.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
Video Setup Menu
1 Press SETUP.
2 Press 1 2 to select ‘Video Setup’ icon.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
VIDEO SETUP PAGE
TV TYPE
TV DISPLAY
PROGRESSIVE
PICTURE SETTING
COMPONENT
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Setup Menu
This menu contains the options for
selecting the color system that matches
the connected TV. For details, see page 7.
Setting the TV Display
Set the aspect ratio of the DVD Player
according to the TV you have connected.
The format you select must be available on
the disc. If it is not, the setting for TV
display will not affect the picture during
playback.
1 In ‘VIDEO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [TV DISPLAY], then press 2.
2 Press 34 to highlight one of the options
below:
4:3 PAN SCAN
Select this if you have
a normal TV and want
both sides of the
picture to be trimmed
or formatted to fit
your TV screen.
4:3 LETTER BOX
Select this if you have a
normal TV. In this case, a
wide picture with black
bands on the upper and
lower portions of the TV screen will be
displayed.
16:9
Select this if you have
a widescreen TV.
Progressive
This feature is only applicable if you have
connected this DVD Player to a
Progressive Scan TV through the Y Pb Pr
jacks (see page 6).
1 In ‘VIDEO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [PROGRESSIVE], then press 2.
OFF
To disable Progressive Scan function.
ON
To enable Progressive Scan function.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
Notes on activating Progressive:
– Ensure that your TV has progressive
scan.
– Connect with YPbPr video cable.
CONSUMERS SHOULD NOTE THAT NOT ALL
HIGH DEFINITION TELEVISION SETS ARE
FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH THIS PRODUCT
AND MAY CAUSE ARTIFACTS TO BE
DISPLAYED IN THE PICTURE. IN CASE OF 525
OR 625 PROGRESSIVE SCAN PICTURE
PROBLEMS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE
USER SWITCH THE CONNECTION TO THE
“STANDARD DEFINITION” OUTPUT. IF THERE
ARE QUESTIONS REGARDING OUR VIDEO
MONITOR COMPATIBILITY WITH THIS
MODEL 525P AND 625P DVD PLAYER, PLEASE
CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE
CENTER.
This unit is compatible with the complete line of
YAMAHA products, including the projectors DPX1100, LPX-510 and the plasma monitor PDM4210E.
3 Select an item and press ENTER/OK.
TIPS:
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
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Setup Menu
Picture Setting
This DVD Player provides three
predefined sets of picture color settings
and one personal setting which you can
define yourself.
1 In ‘VIDEO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [PICTURE SETTING], then press
2.
STANDARD
Select this for standard picture setting.
BRIGHT
Select this will make the TV picture
brighter.
SOFT
Select this will make the TV picture softer.
PERSONAL
Select this to personalize your picture
color by adjusting the brightness, contrast,
tint and color (saturation).
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
3 If you select [PERSONAL], then proceed
to steps 4–7.
➜ The ‘PERSONAL PICTURE SETUP’
menu appears.
PERSONAL PICTURE SETUP
BRIGHTNESS
CONTRAST
TINT
COLOR
0
0
0
0
4 Press 34 to highlight one of the following
options.
BRIGHTNESS
Increase the value will brighten the picture
or vice versa. Choose zero (0) for average
setting.
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To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
CONTRAST
Increase the value will sharpen the picture
or vice versa. Choose zero (0) to balance
the contrast.
TINT
Increase the value will darken the picture
or vice versa. Choose zero (0) for average
setting.
COLOR
Increase the value will enhance the color in
your picture or vice versa. Choose zero
(0) to balance the color.
5 Press 1 2 to adjust the setting that best
suit your personal preference.
6 Repeat steps 4–5 for adjusting other color
features.
7 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
Switching the YUV/RGB
This setting allows you to toggle the
output of the video signal between RGB
(on SCART) and Y Pb Pr (YUV).
1 In ‘VIDEO SETUP PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [COMPONENT], then press 2.
YUV
Select this for Y Pb Pr connection.
RGB
Select this for SCART connection.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
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Setup Menu
1 Press STOP ( 9 ) twice to stop playback
(if any), then press SETUP.
2 Press 1 2 to select the ‘Preference Setup’
icon.
3 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
PREFERENCE PAGE
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
DISC MENU
PARENTAL
PBC
MP3/JPEG NAV
VR LIST
PASSWORD
Audio, Subtitle, Disc Menu
These menus contain various language
options for audio, subtitle and disc menu
which may be recorded on the DVD. For
details, see page 9.
Restricting playback by Parental
Control
Some DVDs may have a parental level
assigned to the complete disc or to certain
scenes on the disc. This feature lets you set
a playback limitation level.
The rating levels are from 1 to 8 and are
country dependent. You can prohibit the
playing of certain discs that are not suitable
for your children or have certain discs
played with alternative scenes.
TIPS:
1 In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [PARENTAL], then press 2.
English
Preference Setup Menu
PREFERENCE PAGE
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
DISC MENU
PARENTAL
PBC
MP3/JPEG NAV
VR LIST
PASSWORD
1 KID SAFE
2G
3 PG
4 PG 13
5 PGR
6R
7 NC 17
8 ADULT
2 Press 34 to highlight a rating level for the
disc inserted and press ENTER/OK.
➜ To disable Parental controls and have all
Discs play, select [8 ADULT].
3 Use the numeric buttons to enter the
six-digit password (see page 25 “Changing
the Password”).
➜ DVDs that are rated above the level you
selected will not play unless you enter
your six-digit password.
Notes:
– VCD, SVCD, CD have no level indication, so
parental control function has no effect on
these types of discs. This applies to most
illegal DVD discs.
– Some DVDs are not encoded with a rating
though the movie rating may be printed on
the disc cover. The rating level feature does
not work for such discs.
PBC (Playback Control)
You can set the PBC to ON or OFF. This
feature is available only on Video CD 2.0
with playback control (PBC) feature. For
details, see page 13.
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
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Setup Menu
MP3/JPEG Menu
MP3/JPEG Navigator can be set only if the
disc is recorded with menu. It allows you
to select different display menus for easy
navigation.
1 In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [MP3/JPEG NAV], then press 2.
WITHOUT MENU
Select this to display all the files contained
in the MP3/Picture CD.
WITH MENU
Select this to display only the folder menu
of the MP3/Picture CD.
2 Press 34 to select a setting, then press
ENTER/OK to confirm your selection.
Playback of VR Format
There are two ways to play back a disc in
VR (Video Recording) format: ORIGINAL
and PLAY LIST. This feature is not available
with non-VR format discs.
In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [VR LIST].
Press 2. The following settings will appear:
ORIGINAL LIST
Select this to play the originally recorded
titles on the disc.
PLAY LIST
Select this to play the edited version of the
disc. This feature is only available when a
play list has been created.
Press 34 to highlight a setting.
Press ENTER/OK to confirm your
selection.
1
2
3
4
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To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
To play back a disc in VR format
5 Press SETUP to close the setup menu.
6 Press PLAY. The setting you selected will
begin to play.
Previewing VR format
7 During playback, press SCAN.
8 Press 34 to highlight either [TITLE
DIGEST] or [TITLE INTERVAL].
SELECT DIGEST TYPE:
TITLE DIGEST
TITLE INTERVAL
9 Press ENTER/OK to select the function.
TITLE DIGEST
This function will display thumbnail
pictures of titles on the screen. Up to six
thumbnail pictures per page will be
displayed.
➜ In ORIGINAL LIST mode, the originally
recorded titles on the disc will be
displayed.
➜ In PLAY LIST mode, every title in the
play list will be displayed.
TITLE INTERVAL
This function will divide and display the
contents of each title being played back in
regular intervals, making it easy to preview
the recording. Up to six thumbnail pictures
per page will be displayed.
➜ If the title being played back is short, the
TITLE DIGEST function will be
performed instead.
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Setup Menu
OLD PASSWORD
NEW PASSWORD
CONFIRM PWD
(example for 6 thumbnail pictures display)
10 Use 1 234 to select a title, or use the
numeric buttons to input the title
number next to [SELECT].
➜ Press S / T to access the
previous/next page.
11 Press ENTER/OK to confirm the
selection.
To quit preview function
• Use 1 234 to highlight [EXIT] and
press ENTER/OK to confirm.
To return to preview menu
• Use 1 234 to highlight [MENU] and
press ENTER/OK to confirm.
Changing the Password
The same password is used for both
Parental Control and Disc Lock. Enter
your six-digit password when prompted
on the screen. The default password is 000
000.
1 In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [PASSWORD], then press 2 to
select [CHANGE].
OK
3 Use the numeric buttons to enter your
old six-digit password.
➜ When doing this for the first time, key
in ‘000 000’.
➜ If you forget your old six-digit
password, key in ‘000 000’.
4 Enter the new six-digit password.
5 Enter the new six-digit password a second
time to confirm.
6 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
➜ The new six-digit password will now
take effect.
Restoring to original settings
Setting the DEFAULT function will reset all
options and your personal settings to the
factory defaults, except your password for
Parental Control and Disc Lock.
1 In ‘PREFERENCE PAGE’, press 34 to
highlight [DEFAULT], then press 2 to
select [RESET].
2 Press ENTER/OK to confirm.
➜ All settings will now reset to factory
defaults.
PREFERENCE PAGE
AUDIO
SUBTITLE
DISC MENU
PARENTAL
PBC
MP3/JPEG NAV
VR LIST
PASSWORD
TIPS:
CHANGE
To return to the previous menu, press 1.
To remove the menu, press SETUP.
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2 Press ENTER/OK to enter the ‘Password
Change Page’.
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Language Codes
These pages can be used to select other languages.This does not affect the
options in “AUDIO”, “SUBTITLE” or “DISC MENU”.
Abkhazian
Afar
Afrikaans
Albanian
Amharic
Arabic
Armenian
Assamese
Avestan
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Basque
Belarusian
Bengali
Bihari
Bislama
Bokmål, Norwegian
Bosnian
Breton
Bulgarian
Burmese
Castilian, Spanish
Catalan
Chamorro
Chechen
Chewa; Chichewa; Nyanja
Chichewa; Chewa; Nyanja
Chinese
Chuang; Zhuang
Church Slavic; Slavonic;
Church Slavonic; Church
Chuvash
Cornish
Corsican
Croatian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Dzongkha
English
Esperanto
Estonian
Faroese
Fijian
Finnish
French
Frisian
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic
Gallegan
Georgian
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6566
6565
6570
8381
6577
6582
7289
6583
6569
6589
6590
6665
6985
6669
6678
6672
6673
7866
6683
6682
6671
7789
6983
6765
6772
6769
7889
7889
9072
9065
6785
6785
6786
7587
6779
7282
6783
6865
7876
6890
6978
6979
6984
7079
7074
7073
7082
7089
7168
7176
7565
German
Gikuyu; Kikuyu
Greek,
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hebrew
Herero
Hindi
Hiri Motu
Hungarian
Icelandic
Ido
Indonesian
Interlingua (International)
Interlingue
Inuktitut
Inupiaq
Irish
Italian
Japanese
Javanese
Kalaallisut
Kannada
Kashmiri
Kazakh
Khmer
Kikuyu; Gikuyu
Kinyarwanda
Kirghiz
Komi
Korean
Kuanyama; Kwanyama
Kurdish
Kwanyama; Kuanyama
Lao
Latin
Latvian
Letzeburgesch;
Limburgan; Limburger;
Limburger; Limburgan;
Limburgish; Limburger;
Lingala
Lithuanian
Luxembourgish;
Macedonian
Malagasy
Malay
Malayalam
Maltese
Manx
6869
7573
6976
7178
7185
7265
7269
7290
7273
7279
7285
7383
7379
7368
7365
7369
7385
7375
7165
7384
7465
7486
7576
7578
7583
7575
7577
7573
8287
7589
7586
7579
7574
7585
7574
7679
7665
7686
7666
7673
7673
7673
7678
7684
7666
7775
7771
7783
7776
7784
7186
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Language Codes
Maori
Marathi
Marshallese
Moldavian
Mongolian
Nauru
Navaho, Navajo
Navajo; Navaho
Ndebele, North
Ndebele, South
Ndonga
Nepali
Northern Sami
North Ndebele
Norwegian
Norwegian Bokmål; Bokmål,
Norwegian Nynorsk;
Nyanja; Chichewa; Chewa
Nynorsk, Norwegian;
Occitan (post 1500); Proven
Old Bulgarian; Old Slavonic;
Old Church Slavonic; Old
Old Slavonic; Church
Oriya
Oromo
Ossetian; Ossetic
Ossetic; Ossetian
Pali
Panjabi
Persian
Polish
Portuguese
Provençal; Occitan (post)
Pushto
Quechua
Raeto-Romance
Romanian
Rundi
Russian
Samoan
Sango
Sanskrit
Sardinian
Scottish Gaelic; Gaelic
Serbian
Shona
Sindhi
Sinhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Somali
7773
7782
7772
7779
7778
7865
7886
7886
7868
7882
7871
7869
8369
7868
7879
7866
7878
7889
7878
7967
6785
6785
6785
7982
7977
7983
7983
8073
8065
7065
8076
8084
7967
8083
8185
8277
8279
8278
8285
8377
8371
8365
8367
7168
8382
8378
8368
8373
8375
8376
8379
Sotho, Southem
South Ndebele
Spanish; Castilian
Sundanese
Swahili
Swati
Swedish
Tagalog
Tahitian
Tajik
Tamil
Tatar
Telugu
Thai
Tibetan
Tigrinya
Tonga (Tonga Islands)
Tsonga
Tswana
Turkish
Turkmen
Twi
Uighur
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Walloon
Welsh
Wolof
Xhosa
Yiddish
Yoruba
Zhuang; Chuang
Zulu
English
These pages can be used to select other languages.This does not affect the
options in “AUDIO”, “SUBTITLE” or “DISC MENU”.
8384
7882
6983
8385
8387
8383
8386
8476
8489
8471
8465
8484
8469
8472
6679
8473
8479
8483
8478
8482
8475
8487
8571
8575
8582
8590
8673
8679
8765
6789
8779
8872
8973
8979
9065
9085
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Troubleshooting
Refer to the chart below when this unit does not function properly. If the
problem you are experiencing is not listed below or if the instruction below does
not help, set this unit to the standby mode, disconnect the power cord, and
contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
Problem
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Solution
No power
– Check if the AC power cord is properly connected.
– Press the STANDBY/ON on the front of the DVD system
to turn on the power.
No picture
– Refer to your TV’s manual for correct Video In selection.
Change the TV input until you see the DVD screen.
– Check if the TV is switched on.
Distorted picture
– Sometimes a small amount of picture distortion may appear
depending on the disc being played back. This is not a
malfunction.
Completely distorted picture
or black/white picture with
DVD
– Make sure the disc is compatible with the DVD Player.
– Ensure that the DVD Player’s TV Type is set to match that
of the disc and your TV.
No sound or distorted sound
– Adjust the volume.
– Check that the speakers are connected correctly.
No audio at digital output
– Check the digital connections.
– Check if your receiver can decode MPEG-2 or DTS and if
not, please make sure the digital output is set to
PCM ONLY.
– Check if the audio format of the selected audio language
matches your receiver capabilities.
No sound and picture
– Check that the RGB/SCART cable is connected to the
correct device (See “Video Connections”).
Disc can’t be played
– The CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD-RW
(VR format) must be finalized.
– Ensure the disc label is facing up.
– Check if the disc is defective by trying another disc.
– If you have recorded a Picture CD or MP3 CD yourself,
ensure that your disc contains at least 10 pictures or 5 MP3
tracks.
– Region code incorrect.
Picture freezes momentarily
during playback
– Check the disc for fingerprints/scratches and clean with a
soft cloth wiping from centre to edge.
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Troubleshooting
Solution
The player does not respond to
the Remote Control
– Aim the Remote Control directly at the sensor on the front
of the player.
– Reduce the distance to the player.
– Replace the batteries in the Remote Control.
– Re-insert the batteries with their polarities (+/– signs) as
indicated.
Buttons do not work
– To completely reset the player, unplug the AC cord from
the AC outlet for 5-10 seconds.
Player does not respond to
some operating commands
during playback
– Operations may not be permitted by the disc. Refer to the
instructions of the disc jacket.
DVD Player cannot read CDs/
DVDs
– Use a commonly available cleaning CD/DVD to clean the
lens before sending the DVD Player for repair.
Menu items cannot be selected
– Press STOP twice before selecting System Menu.
– Depending on the disc availability, some menu items cannot
be selected.
Unable to play DivX movies
– Check that the DivX file is encoded in ‘Home Theater’
mode with DivX 5.x encoder.
Unable to select Progressive
Scan on/off
– Check that the output of the video signal is switch to ‘YUV’.
No sound during DivX movies
playback
– The audio code may not be supported by the DVD player.
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Problem
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Glossary
Analog: Sound that has not been turned into numbers. Analog sound varies, while digital sound has
specific numerical values. These jacks send audio
through two channels, the left and right.
Aspect ratio: The ratio of vertical and horizontal
sizes of a displayed image. The horizontal vs. vertical
ratio of conventional TVs. is 4:3, and that of widescreens is 16:9.
AUDIO OUT Jacks: Jacks on the back of the
DVD System that send audio to another system (TV,
Stereo, etc.).
Bit Rate: The amount of data used to hold a given
length of music; measured in kilobits per seconds, or
kbps. Or, the speed at which you record. Generally,
the higher the bit rate, or the higher the recording
speed, the better the sound quality. However, higher
bit rates use more space on a Disc.
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.
Component Video Out Jacks: Jacks on the back
of the DVD System that send high-quality video to a
TV that has Component Video In jacks (R/G/B,Y/Pb/
Pr, etc.).
Disc menu: A screen display prepared for allowing
selection of images, sounds, subtitles, multi-angles,
etc. recorded on a DVD.
Digital: Sound that has been converted into
numerical values. Digital sound is available when you
use the DIGITAL AUDIO OUT COAXIAL or OPTICAL jacks. These jacks send audio through multiple
channels, instead of just two channels as analog
does.
DivX 3.11/4x/5x: The DivX code is a patent pending, MPEG-4 based video compression technology,
developed by DivXNetworks, Inc., that can shrink
digital video to sizes small enough to be transported
over the internet, while maintaining high visual quality.
Dolby Digital: A surround sound system developed by Dolby Laboratories containing up to six
channels of digital audio (front left and right, surround left and right, center and subwoofer).
DTS: Digital Theatre Systems. This is a surround
sound system, but it is different from Dolby Digital.
The formats were developed by different companies.
JPEG: A very common digital still picture format. A
still-picture data compression system proposed by
the Joint Photographic Expert Group, which features small decrease in image quality in spite of its
high compression ratio.
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MP3: A file format with a sound data compression
system. “MP3” is the abbreviation of Motion Picture
Experts Group 1 (or MPEG-1) Audio Layer 3. By
using MP3 format, one CD-R or CD-RW can contain about 10 times as much data volume as a regular CD can.
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 will be prohibited if the software’s level is
higher than the user-set level.
PCM (Pulse Code Modulation): A system for
converting analog sound signal to digital signal for
later processing, with no data compression used in
conversion.
Playback control (PBC): Refers to the signal
recorded on video CDs or SVCDs for controlling
reproduction. By using menu screens recorded on a
Video CD or SVCD that supports PBC, you can
enjoy interactive-type software as well as software
having a search function.
Play list: A list of selected titles to be played back in
a specific order. This option is only available with VR
format and must be created beforehand.
Progressive Scan: I.t displays all the horizontal
lines of a picture at one time, as a signal frame. This
system can convert the interlaced video from DVD
into progressive format for connection to a progressive display. It dramatically increases the vertical resolution.
Region code: A system for allowing discs to be
played back only in the region designated beforehand. This unit will only play discs that have compatible region codes.You can find the region code of
your unit by looking on the product label. Some
discs are compatible with more than one region (or
ALL regions).
S-Video: Produces a clear picture by sending separate signals for the luminance and the color.You can
use S-Video only if your TV has S- video In jack.
Surround: A system for creating realistic three
dimensional sound fields full of realism by arranging
multiple speakers around the listener.
Title: The longest section of a picture or music feature on DVD, music, etc., in video software, or the
entire album in audio software. Each title is assigned
a title number enabling you to locate the title you
want.
VIDEO OUT jack: Jack on the back of the DVD
System that sends video to a TV.
VR (Video Recording) format: A format which
enables you to create a DVD disc that can be extensively re-edited.
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Specifications
AUDIO PERFORMANCE
DVD Video
Video CD & SVCD
CD
PICTURE CD
CD-R, CD-RW
DVD+R, DVD+RW
DVD-R, DVD-RW
VIDEO PERFORMANCE
DA Converter
24 bit
Signal-Noise (1 kHz)
105 dB
Dynamic range (1 kHz)
100 dB
DVD
fs 96 kHz
fs 48 kHz
SVCD
fs 48 kHz
fs 44.1 kHz
CD/VCD
fs 44.1 kHz
Distortion and Noise (1 kHz)
Video (CVBS) Output
S-Video output
TV STANDARD (PAL/50 Hz) (NTSC/60 Hz)
RGB (SCART) output
Component video output
1 Vpp into 75 ohm
Y: 1 Vpp into 75 ohm
C: 0.3 Vpp into 75 ohm
0.7 Vpp into 75 ohm
Y: 1 Vpp into 75 ohm
Pb/Cb Pr/Cr: 0.7 Vpp into
75 ohm
AUDIO FORMAT
Digital
Mpeg/Dolby Digital/Compressed Digital
DTS
PCM
16, 20, 24 bits
fs, 44.1, 48, 96 kHz
MP3(ISO 9660)
24, 32, 56, 64, 96, 128,
256 kbps
fs, 16, 22.05, 24, 32,
44.1, 48 kHz
WMA
32 kbps–192 kbps, mono,
stereo
Analog Sound
Stereo
LASER
Type
Wave length
Output Power
Beam divergence
Semiconductor laser GaAlAs
650 nm (DVD)
780 nm (VCD/CD)
7 mW (DVD)
10 mW (VCD/CD)
60 degree
Number of lines
Playback
625
Multistandard
English
PLAYBACK SYSTEM
2 Hz- 44 kHz
2 Hz- 22 kHz
2 Hz- 22 kHz
2 Hz- 20 kHz
2 Hz- 20 kHz
0.003 %
525
(PAL/NTSC)
CONNECTIONS
SCART
Y Output
Pb/Cb Output
Pr/Cr Output
S-Video Output
Video Output
Audio Output (L+R)
Digital Output
Euroconnector
Cinch (green)
Cinch (blue)
Cinch (red)
Mini DIN, 4 pins
Cinch
Cinch
1 coaxial, 1 optical
IEC60958 for CDDA/LPCM/MPEG1
IEC61937 for MPEG 2, Dolby Digital
and DTS
CABINET
Dimensions (w x d x h)
Weight
435 x 310 x 51 mm
Approx. 2.6 Kg
POWER SUPPLY
Power inlet
Power usage
Power usage standby
230 V, 50 Hz
Approx. 14 W
<1W
Specifications subject to change without prior
notice.
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