Apex Digital HT-100 Owner`s manual

Safety Precautions
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle
is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
!
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
!
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE
PAS OUVRIR
AVIS
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER SERVICEABLE PART INSIDE. REFER
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING:
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE, DUE TO THE HIGH RISK OF FIRE
OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT OPEN THE CABINET DANGEROUS HIGH VOLTAGES ARE
PRESENT INSIDE THE ENCLOSURE. ONLY QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL SHOULD
ATTEMPT THIS.
CAUTION:
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, AND
FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION:
POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUE, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA
FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU' AU FOUD.
CAUTION:
This Digital Video Disc Player employs a Laser System. To prevent direct exposure to the laser beam, do not try to open the enclosure.
Visible laser radiation when open and interlocks defeated.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM.
To ensure proper use of this product, please read this owner’s manual carefully and retain for future reference. Should the unit require
maintenance, contact an authorized service location, or contact APEX Digital Inc. Only qualified service personnel should remove the cover.
FCC NOTICE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. Pursuant with the FCC Rules, Part
15. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates,uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and,if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions,may cause harmful interference to radio communication,However,this is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation.If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on,the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution:To assure continued compliance,(example-use only shielded interface cables when connecting to computer or
peripheral devices).Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
WARNING:
Changes or modifications made to this equipment, not expressly approved by APEX or parties authorized by APEX will void all the
manufacture warranties.
THE REGION CODE FOR THE UNIT IS 1.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
Since it is very usual for DVD movies to be released at different times in different regions of the world, all players have
region codes and disks can have an optional region code. If you load a disk of a different region code to your player, you
will see the region code notice on the screen. The disk will not play, and should be unloaded.
For Customer Use:
In spaces provided below, record the Model and Serial No. located on the rear panel of your HT-100.
Model No.
Serial No.
Retain this information for future reference.
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Safety Information
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified herein may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
Please carefully study this manual and always keep it available. There are, however, some installation and operation precautions
which you should be aware of.
1.Read Instructions - All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the product is operated.
2.Retain Instructions - The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
3.Heed Warnings - All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4.Follow Instructions - All operating and use instructions should be followed.
5.Cleaning - Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
Exception: A product that is meant for uninterrupted service and that for some specific reason, such as the possibility of the loss
of an authorization code for a CATV converter, is not intended to be unplugged by the user for cleaning or any other purpose, may
exclude the reference to unplugging the product in the cleaning description otherwise required in 131.8(5).
6.Attachments - Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7.Water and Moisture - Do not use this product near water - for example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub;
in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
8.Accessories - Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious
injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended
by the manufacturer, or sold with the product. Any mounting of the product should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
9.A product and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
product and cart combination to overturn.
10.Ventilation - Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and
to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by
placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface. This product should not be placed in a built-in installation such as
a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instructions have been adhered to.
11.Power Sources - This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your product dealer or local power company. For products intended to
operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
12.Grounding or Polarization - This product may be equipped with a polarized alternating-current line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace your obsolete
outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
Alternate Warnings - This product is equipped with a three-wire grounding-type plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin. This
plug will only fit into a grounding-type power outlet. This is a safety feature, If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the grounding-type plug.
13.Power-Cord Protection - Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items
placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit
from the product.
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14.Protective Attachment Plug - The product is equipped with an attachment plug having overload protection. This is a safety
feature. See Instruction Manual for replacement or resetting of protective device. If replacement of the plug is required, be sure the
service technician has used a replacement plug specified by the manufacturer that has the same overload protection as the original
plug.
15.Outdoor Antenna Grounding - If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to the product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size or grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
16.Lightning - For added protection for this product during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long
periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the product
due to lightning and power-line surges.
17.Power Lines - An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or
power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should
be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
18.Overloading - Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock.
19.Object and Liquid Entry - Never push objects of any kind into this product through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product.
20.Servicing - Do not attempt to service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage
or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
21.Damage Requiring Service - Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
a. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged.
b. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product.
c. If the product has been exposed to rain or water.
d. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by
the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the product to its normal operation.
e. If the product has been dropped or damaged in any way, and
f. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance - this indicates a need for service.
22.Replacement Parts - when replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric
shock, or other hazards.
23.Safety Check - Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks
to determine that the product is in proper operating condition.
24.Wall or Ceiling Mounting - The product should be mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
25. Heat - The product should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other products
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing our APEX DIGITAL DVD Home Theater
System with AM/FM Tuner. With it, you will be able to enjoy full
length DVD movies with true cinema picture quality, and stereo
multichannel sound. A unique DVD feature on this system AFF, APEX
Full Screen Function allows you to view widescreen movie
presentations in full screen mode via remote control. What’s more,
Parental Control lets you decide which discs your children will be
able to see. Your Player supports audio CD’s, video CD’s and the
new MP3 format.
You will find your player remarkably easy to use, by way of the OnScreen Display (setup menu), player display and wireless remote control.
UNPACKING
When shipping the Home Theater System, the original shipping carton and packing comes in handy. For
maximum protection, repack the unit as it was originally packed at the factory.
First check and identify the contents of your HT-100 package, as listed below:
- DVD Home Theater Tuner/Amplifier
- Remote control handset
- RCA cables (3) (1 yellow, 1 red, and 1 white)
- Owner’s manual
- Size AAA batteries (2)
- AM loop antenna (1)
- FM wire antenna (1)
- Speakers (5) with speaker cord
- Subwoofer (1) with speaker cord
If any item should be damaged or missing, please inform your dealer without delay.
Keep the packaging materials, you may need them to transport your player in the future.
WHERE TO LOCATE YOUR DVD
A. Place the unit on a firm, flat surface.
B. When you place the HT-100 near other units, the playback picture may become poor and/or distorted. In
this situation, move the HT-100 further away from them.
C. Keep away from direct sunlight & domestic heating equipment.
D. If placed in a cabinet, please allow at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) of free space all around the player for
proper ventilation.
TO OBTAIN A CLEAR PICTURE
The HT-100 is a high technology, precision device. If the optical pick-up lens and disc drive parts are dirty or
worn down, the picture quality may become poor. To obtain a clear picture, we recommend regular inspection
and maintenance (cleaning or parts replacement) every 1,000 hours of use depending on the operating
environment. For details, contact your nearest dealer.
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Notes on Discs
HOW TO HANDLE, CLEAN, AND STORE DISCS.
HANDLING DISCS
• Do not touch the playback side of the disc.
• Do not attach paper or tape to discs.
CLEANING DISCS
• Fingerprints and dust on the disc cause picture and sound deterioration. Wipe
the disc from the center outward with a soft cloth. Always keep the disc clean.
• If you cannot wipe off the dust with a soft cloth, wipe the disc lightly with a
slightly moistened soft cloth and finish with a dry cloth.
• Do not use any type of solvent such as a thinner, benzine, commercially
available cleaners or anti-static spray for vinyl LP’s. It may damage the disc.
STORING DISCS
• Do not store discs in places subject to direct sunlight or near heat sources.
• Do not store discs in places subject to moisture and dust such as a bathroom or near a humidifier.
• Store discs vertically in a case. Stacking or placing objects on discs outside of their case may cause warping.
PLAYABLE DISCS
NOTES ON REGIONAL NUMBERS
This HT-100 can play back the following discs.
Disk Mark
Contains
Disc Size
Approx. 4 hours
(single sided disc)
Audio
+
Video
(moving
pictures)
DVD
video
disc
12 cm
Approx. 8 hours
(double sided disc)
Audio
+
Video
(moving
pictures)
Video
CD
Maximum playback time
12 cm
Approx. 74 minutes
8 cm
Approx. 20 minutes
DVDs are divided into separate regions. Your DVD video
player plays region 1 DVDs only. It will also play all region
VCDs.
SELECTING THE TYPE OF DISC COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR TV
SELECTING THE TYPE OF DISC COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR TV
Both DVD discs and Video CDs (VCDs)have material
recorded in either PAL or NTSC format. Refer to the table
below to select the disc type compatible with your TV.
The type of
Connected TV
Multi-system
Audio
CD
12 cm
Approx. 74 minutes
8 cm
(CD single)
Approx. 20 minutes
12 cm
Approx. 600+ minutes
Audio
Disc
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
MP3
CD
MP3
Audio
PAL
PAL
NTSC
TV Monitor
Played in the PAL system.
Played in the NTSC system.
No clear images are shown on the screen.
Played in the NTSC system.
Played in the PAL system.
No clear images are shown on the screen.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of
Dolby Laboratories. Confidential Unpublished works.
c 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights
reserved.
It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, play in
public, and rent copyrighted material without
permission. DVDs are copy protected and any
recorded copies made will be distorted.
DTS and DTS Digital Out are trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc.
This product incorporates copyright protection
technology that is protected by method claims of
certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property
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 Corp. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Table of Contents
Safety Precautions ........................... 1
Playing in Random Order................... 27
Safety Information............................. 2
Zooming a Picture ............................. 28
Introduction ....................................... 4
Selecting the Camera Angle/
Selecting a Language ........................ 29
Notes on Discs.............................. ......5
Playing in a Favorite Order.................. 30
Identification of Controls .................... 7
Selecting Subtitles ............................. 31
Remote Control.....................................8-9
Karaoke................................................ 32-33
Connecting to Optional Equipment...... .11-12
Using the On-screen Display ............ 34
Connecting to a RF Modulator...... .
13-14
Setting the Parental Lock ................... 35
Speaker System Hookup.......................15
Customizing the Function Settings.......36
Antenna Hookups & HT-100/AV
Amplifier Connection for AV Input..........16
Amplifier Volume / AM/FM Tuner Setting
AV 1 & 2.....................................
17
What is MP3, VCD, & AFF....................37
Memo On Disc Output & PBC ............38
Specifications........................................39
MP3 Operation.....................................18
Trouble Shooting Guide........................40
Playing Back a Disc........................... 19-22
Limited Warranty....................................41
Digital EQ/ 3D Surround ......................23
Locating a Specific Title,
Chapter or Track...................................24-25
Playing Repeatedly ........................... 26
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Identification of Controls
FRONT PANEL
1
2
4
3
6 7 8 9 10 11
5
12 13
1
POWER ON/OFF
8
MIC 2
2
DISC LOADING TRAY
9
MIC VOL
3
DVD DISPLAY
10 PREV
4
OPEN/CLOSE
11 NEXT
5
VOLUME
12 PLAY
6
ECHO
13 STOP
7
MIC 1
REAR PANEL
10
4 7
1 3 6 9
2 5 8
13
12
11 14 15 16
17
19
21
18
20
22
1
COMPOSITE VIDEO OUTPUT
8
AV AUDIO INPUT2 R
16 OPTICAL OUTPUT
2
S-VIDEO OUTPUT
9
AV VIDEO INPUT1
17 CENTER SPEAKER
3
AV VIDEO OUTPUT
10 AV AUDIO INPUT1 L
18 WOOFER SPEAKER
4
AV AUDIO OUTPUT L
11 AV AUDIO
19 REAR L SPEAKER
5
AV AUDIO OUTPUT R
12 ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT L
20 REAR R SPEAKER
6
AV VIDEO INPUT2
13 ANALOG AUDIO OUTPUT R
21 FRONT L SPEAKER
7
AV AUDIO INPUT2 L
14 ANALOG SUBWOOFER OUTPUT 22 FRONT R SPEAKER
INPUT1 R
15 DIGITAL AUDIO-COAXIAL OUTPUT
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THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THIS MANUAL DESCRIBE
THE FUNCTIONS ON THE REMOTE CONTROL.
1. POWER (PAGE 18)
20. MUTE (PAGE 33)
2. NUMBERS (PAGE 25)
21. TITLE (PAGE 24,25)
3. CLEAR (PAGE 30)
22. MENU (PAGE 25,27)
4. FAST REVERSE (PAGE 18, 24)
19
1
20
23. ANGLE (PAGE 29)
21
2
5. FAST FORWARD (PAGE18,24 )
24. SUBTITLE (PAGE 31)
22
25. GOTO (PAGE 25)
6. SETUP (PAGE 17,32,35,36)
23
7. DIRECTION KEYS (PAGE 18,20,24,
25,28,32,35,36)
8. ENTER (PAGE
20,23,25,28,32,35,26)
26. FORWARD SKIP (PAGE
17,21,24,26)
3
27. PREVIOUS SKIP (PAGE
21,24,26)
24
25
4
26
5
27
6
28
28. RETURN
9. 3D (PAGE 23)
29. EQUALIZER (PAGE 23)
10. VOLUME(+,-) (PAGE 17)
11. REPEAT (PAGE 26)
12. A-B REPEAT (PAGE 26)
30. PLAY (PAGE
19,20,21,22,24,30,32)
31. PAUSE/STEP (PAGE 20)
7
8
9
29
32. STOP (PAGE 20,22,35)
13. SLOW REVERSE (PAGE 22)
30
10
31
33. DISPLAY (PAGE 34)
14. SLOW FORWARD (PAGE 22)
34. AUDIO (PAGE 29,33)
15. PBC (PAGE 25,27)
35. L/R
16. PROGRAM (PAGE 30)
19. OPEN/CLOSE (PAGE 18)
32
33
13
34
14
35
15
36
36. ZOOM (PAGE 28)
16
37
37. SHUFFLE (PAGE 27)
18
17. FUNCTION (PAGE 17)
18. ENHANCE (PAGE 28)
11
12
17
38
39
AFF
38. VOLUME MODE (PAGE 17)
39. FM/AM/AFF
NOTES
• Please turn the master power switch on the HT-100. Power
button on this remote control unit is for standby power only.
• MUTE- Cut off sound momentarily. Press again to reinstate sound.
• VOLUME- controls the audio output from the HT-100.
(VOLUME control is only available in audio analogue output status.)
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Remote Control
PREPARING THE REMOTE CONTROL
To operate the HT-100, you must first place the batteries in the remote control.
1
2
Open the cover.
Insert batteries (AAA size).
3
Close the cover.
Make sure to match the + and - on
the batteries to the marks inside the
battery compartment.
OPERATING WITH THE REMOTE CONTROL
Operating HT-100 with the remote control.
1
The remote control must point at the remote sensor, in order for the
HT-100 to function correctly.
30˚ 30˚
Distance: Maximum of 7 m from the front of the remote sensor.
Angle: Approximately 30˚ from each direction.
*Please do not place the remote sensor towards any light source such as direct
sunlight or illumination. The HT-100 will malfunction, if you do so.
NOTICE (BATTERIES)
FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS BELOW BECAUSE INCORRECT USE OF BATTERIES MIGHT CAUSE THEM TO LEAK OR CORRODE.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Do not place the batteries in the wrong direction.
It is dangerous to charge/heat/open or short-circuit the batteries.
Do not leave dead batteries or mix old/new batteries in the remote control.
When not using the remote control for a long duration of time, remove the batteries.
When difficulties occur, with the remote control, or if the operating range becomes reduced, then replace the batteries.
If leakage from the battery occurs, wipe the battery liquid from the battery compartment, then replace the batteries.
NOTICE (REMOTE CONTROL)
• The remote control should be aimed directly towards the remote sensor of the HT-100.
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Setting up your player
Step1:Connect the RCA Audio cables (red & white) from audio outputs of the HT-100 to the TV Audio
Inputs.
Step2:Connect the yellow cable from the VIDEO output on the back of your player to the TV Video
Input. (For TVs that support S-Video Output please follow the diagram to the right.)
GOOD
BETTER
Red
Red
White
TV S-Video input
(Optional Cable)
White
Yellow
TV Audio Input
TV Video Input
TV Audio Input
Connect the HT-100 with an optional S-Video cable, if the TV
has an S video input. Do not connect the yellow video cable
if using the S Video cable.
NOTICE
• Turn off the power and unplug before setting up any connections.
• If your TV only has a cable antenna connection and no video inputs to connect your TV to the HT-100, you will need to purchase
an RF adapter from your dealer. See store for details.
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Connecting to Optional Equipment
HOW TO SETUP THE DIGITAL AUDIO OUTPUT
1.Press the STOP button then Press Setup button on the
Remote Control.
To VIDEO OUT
To Digital Audio Out
2.Press the Right Arrow Key button to highlight the
Audio setting and press the Enter button to select.
3.Select DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS Analog Out column using
the Down Arrow Key. Make sure the display is set to Off.
4.Select DOLBY DIGITAL/DTS Digital Out Column,press the
Enter button continually unit it displays RAW.
5.Press Setup again to Exit.
NOTICE
• Do not connect the PCM/BITSTREAM jack of the HT-100 to the AC-3 RF input of a Dolby Digital receiver. Instead, connect to the
“DIGITAL” or “COAXIAL” input of a Dolby Digital/DTS receiver or Processor. The input of the A/V receiver is not compatible with the
PCM/BITSTREAM jack and is primarily for Laserdiscs only.
• Connect the PCM/BITSTREAM jack of the HT-100 to the "DIGITAL" or "COAXIAL" input of a Dolby Digital/DTS receiver or
Processor.
• Refer to the manual of the connected TV.
• Turn off the power and unplug both units before setting up any connections.
• Due to the wide dynamic range of sound output of the HT-100, adjust the volume of your receiver to a comfortably modest listening
level to avoid any speaker damage.
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WARNING
Enjoying Dolby Pro Logic Surround
Sound
Enjoying Digital Stereo
Sound (BETTER)
Dolby Pro Logic Surround
Digital Stereo
Enjoy the dynamic realistic sound of Dolby Pro
Logic Surround by connecting a Hi-Fi Stereo
VCR.
To VIDEO
OUT
To ANALOG
AUDIO OUT
Enjoy the dynamic sound of Digital
Stereo by connecting an amplifier equipped with
a digital audio input.
To VIDEO OUT
To Digital Audio Output
Video cable
Video cable
Coaxial cable
Audio cable
To audio
input
Connection
Example
To video
input
Front
speaker
(left)
Amplifier
equipped with
Dolby Pro
Logic Surround
Front
speaker
(right)
Connection
Example
To digital
audio input
Amplifier equipped
with digital audio input
Front
speaker
(left)
Front
speaker
(right)
To video
input
TV
Center
speaker
Connect one or
two speakers. The
output sound from
the rear speakers
will be monaural
even if you
connect two rear
speakers.
TV
Rear
speaker
Set "AUDIO " to "Analog Out" via the
setup menu.
Set "AUDIO " to "Digital Out" via the
setup menu.
NOTE
• Refer to the manual of the connected TV.
• Turn off the power and unplug both units before setting up any connections.
• Due to the wide dynamic range of sound output of the HT-100, adjust the volume of your receiver to a comfortably modest listening
level to avoid any speaker damage.
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Connecting to a TV using a RF Modulator
Many older televisions do not have the newer component-video, composite-video, or s-video connections that
optimize DVD technology. While it would be advised to purchase a newer television in order to take full advantage of
the digital quality of DVD’s, it is possible to connect an older television to a DVD player. This connection requires a
device called an RF modulator.
First, it is necessary to ascertain whether or not your TV needs a RF modulator. Look at the back of your TV. If you
see three input connectors lined up in a row, in the colors of yellow, red, and white, then you will not need an RF
modulator. If you see a connector labeled "s-video", then you will not need an RF modulator. If you do not have
either of these connectors, then you will need to purchase an RF modulator from the store where you purchased
your Apex Digital DVD player or other home electronics retailers.
Older televisions use a coaxial connection, which combines all of the video signal from an exterior source into a
single line. This line is then translated by your TV into the picture you see. The RF modulator combines the output
signals from the DVD player, or any other device, into the coaxial connection for use by your television.
Below are written and pictorial instructions on the proper way to connect an RF modulator to your Apex DVD player
and your TV.
Connection 1
Connecting the TV to the DVD through the
VCR
Note: All VCRs will distort the picture of a DVD
player. This is NOT a malfunction of the DVD player
or VCR. All DVD manufacturers are required to
install macrovision copyright circuitry to prevent
copying via VCR. This is what causes the distortion.
1) Connect the three-terminal composite video
cable to the back of your Apex DVD player. This
cable has three prongs, one each in yellow, red,
and white. The yellow prong will go into the jack
labeled "Video Out"; the white prong will go into the
jack labeled "Front-L"; the
red prong will go into the jack labeled
"Front-R".
Figure 1
VIDEO
OUTPUT
MONITOR
AV INPUT
VIDEO
VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1
VIDEO
AUDIO OUTPUT
Your TV (Back)
L
R
L
L
R
R
PCM/BITSTREAM
UHF/Antenna IN
Coaxial
AUDIO
WOOFER COAXIAL
OPTICAL
RF-Modulator
L
R
(L)
V
(R)
To TV
Antenna
(V)
Your VCR (Back)
2) Connect the opposite end of the composite-video
cable into the back of the RF modulator. Make sure
to match up the colors correctly.
3) Connect a coaxial cable from the "Antenna Out"
jack on the back of your VCR to the "Antenna" jack
on the RF modulator. The coaxial cable is the onewire, metal-ended type that you screw onto the
VCR.
UHF/Antenna OUT
Coaxial
5) Make sure your TV is set to the appropriate
channel before using your DVD player. In most cases,
this is channel 3 or 4.
4) Connect a coaxial cable from the "To TV" jack on
the RF modulator to the jack on the back of your
TV.
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Connecting to a TV using a RF Modulator
Connection 2
Connecting the TV to the DVD through
the Cable or Satellite Box
Figure 2
L
1) Connect the three-terminal composite video
cable to the back of your Apex DVD player. This
cable has three prongs, one each in yellow, red,
and white. The yellow prong will go into the jack
labeled "Video Out"; the white prong will go into
the jack labeled "Front-L"; the red prong will go
into the jack labeled "Front-R".
R
V
Your Cable/Satelite Box
OUT
IN
2) Connect the opposite end of the compositevideo cable into the back of the RF modulator.
Make sure to match up the colors correctly.
3) Connect a coaxial cable from the "Antenna
Out" jack on the back of your Cable or Satellite
receiver to the "Antenna" jack on the RF
modulator. The coaxial cable is the one-wire,
metal-ended type that you screw onto the VCR.
Ante
(V)
(R)
(L)
To TV
To your Ca
4) Connect a coaxial cable from the "To TV" jack on the RF modulator
to the jack on the back of your TV.
5) Make sure your TV is set to the appropriate channel before using
your DVD player. In most cases, this is channel 3 or 4.
Connection 3
Connecting the TV , DVD, VCR, and Cable Figure 3
or Satellite Box
VIDEO
OUTPUT
1) Connect the three-terminal composite video
cable to the back of your Apex DVD player. This
cable has three prongs, one each in yellow, red,
and white. The yellow prong will go into the jack
labeled "Video Out"; the white prong will go into
the jack labeled "Front-L"; the red prong will go
into the jack labeled "Front-R".
MONITOR
AV INPUT
VIDEO
VIDEO 2 VIDEO 1
AUDIO OUTPUT
VIDEO
L
R
L
L
R
R
UHF/Antenna IN
Coaxial
AUDIO
WOOFER COAXIAL
3) Connect a coaxial cable from the "Antenna
Out" jack on the back of your cable or satellite
receiver to the "Antenna In" jack on the back of
your VCR. The coaxial cable is the one-wire,
metal-ended type that you screw onto the VCR.
4) Connect a coaxial cable from the "Antenna
Out" jack on the back of your VCR to the
"Antenna" jack on the RF modulator.
5) Connect a coaxial cable from the "To TV" jack
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RF-Modulator
TV / Video Input
Conntection
2) Connect the opposite end of the compositevideo cable into the back of the RF modulator.
Make sure to match up the colors correctly.
Your TV (Back)
PCM/BITSTREAM
L
R
V
To TV
Antenna
TV /Audio Input
Conntection
(L)
(V)
(R)
Your VCR (Back)
Your Cable/Satelite Box
OUT
UHF/Antenna OUT
Coaxial
IN
IN
OUT
To your Cable/Satelite connection
that the VCR is set to the
appropriate channel, as well. This
selector is usually on the back of
your VCR. Consult your VCR
manual for further information.
on the RF modulator to the jack on
the back of your TV.
6) Make sure your TV is set to the
appropriate channel before using
your DVD player. In most cases, this
is channel 3 or 4. Also make sure
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Speaker System Hookup
Connect the supplied speaker system using the supplied speaker cords by matching the colors of the terminals.
NOTE: Speakers are not wall-mountable. Speaker stands are recommended and available at your local retailer.
Required cords
Your speaker connection is made easy by matching the color coded speaker terminal to the color coded terminals on
the back of the HT-100.
Front speaker (R)
Rear speaker (R)
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PPL
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RED
Subwoofer
Front speaker (L)
Rear speaker (L)
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Antenna Hookups
Connect the supplied AM/FM antennas for listening to the radio
AM loop antenna
(supplied)
FM wire antenna
(supplied)
HT-100/AV Amplifier Connection for AV Input
The HT-100 allows you to connect other audio/video equipment to playback through the speaker system.
TV INPUT
For AV1:
External Source:
Video
Video
L
L
R
R
TV INPUT
For AV2:
External Source:
(such as VCR)
Video
Video
L
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Amplifier Volume / AM/FM Tuner Settings / AV 1 & 2
Amplifier Volume Control
1. On the front panel, ALL Channels are simultaneously adjusted by using the Volume control.
2. On the Remote Control, press VOLUME - and VOLUME + to adjust the volume.
3. To adjust each speaker channel volume separately, press VOLUME MODE. Current level is displayed on screen.
Continue to press VOLUME MODE to access and adjust surround channels, center channel, subwoofer channel or
all channels.
AM/FM Tuner Settings
1. The default setting status of the HT-100 is DVD Playback.
2. To access the radio tuner press FUNCTION button. (Each press will access in order: DVD—>Tuner—>AV1—>AV2—>DVD)
3. To change FM or AM band, press AM/FM button on remote control while in Tuner Mode.
4. Connect the supplied FM & AM Antennas.
5. To enter a station frequency directly, use number key. (IE. 94.7Mhz —press 947). If unwanted, press CLEAR
button.
Storing Channels in Memory
Read thoroughly before attempting to store any radio stations. Ht-100 stores 50 FM and 20 AM stations.
1. Press GOTO from the remote control. The tuner will automatically search and store all local stations with good
signal strength.
2. Press
to scan back or forward to a desired radio station with good signal strength. To scan in increments
press the
direction keys.
3. Press
to select stored frequencies in sequential order.
4. To number your stored numbers, press SETUP, input the station number, then press SETUP again.
AV1 / AV2 With Pro Logic
The HT-100 allows for the hookup of other Audio/Video components such as a VCR or Satellite System. Refer to the
manual that accompanies each Audio/Video component.
NOTE
When using a Hi-Fi Stereo VCR, Pro Logic Decoding is available.
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You can play an MP3 CD.
Insert an MP3 CD, the HT-100 will initialize the disc and the directory will be displayed on the TV
screen.
MP3______________________Track1/119 00:00:32
AN MP3 FORMAT
1 TRACK01
8
TRACK08
2 TRACK02
9
TRACK09
3 TRACK03
10 TRACK10
4 TRACK04
11 TRACK11
5 TRACK05
12 TRACK12
6 TRACK06
13 TRACK13
7 TRACK07
14 TRACK14
1. Press
to select the column of MP3 files.
Press
to select the MP3 file on a list of columns.
2. Press number buttons 0-9 to select the track you wish to select then press ENTER. The player will
play the selected track.
3. Press ENTER to play the MP3 file. Press
or
during playback to skip the tracks. To return to
the main directory, press MENU button.
NOTICE
• Fast Forward
or
Fast Reverse are not available during MP3 playback.
• The menu will refresh when you select a track using the
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Playing Back a Disc
HOW TO PLAYBACK A DISC.
Basic Playback (see page 10 -16 for connections details)
How to playback DVD or VIDEO CDs
• Turn on the TV and choose the video input source that is connected to the HT-100.
How to enjoy the sound from the audio system
• Turn on the audio system and choose the input source.
1. Press the POWER button displayed on the front panel.
POWER
The POWER indicator will illuminate, as the HT-100 turns on.
OPEN/CLOSE
2. Press the OPEN/CLOSE button.
This will open the disc tray.
Notice
3. Place the disc on the disc tray.
• A disc may be damaged if it is not correctly
placed on the guides in the disc tray, this
may also cause the HT-100 to malfunction.
• Do not force or place anything other than
DVD video disc, VIDEO CD, audio CDs, or
MP3 CD on the disc tray.
With the playback side down.
PLAY
4. Press PLAY
After closing the disc tray playback will start.
As the HT-100 is reading the disc, a menu will
appear on screen.
Notice
• Refer to the “On Video CD” for the playback
control (PBC) of the VIDEO CD
• The menu screen will appear automatically
or you may access the menu screen by
pressing the TITLE button.
NOTICE
• Moving the HT-100 during DVD playback may cause damage to the disc as well as the player.
• To open and close the disc tray, you may only use the OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote control or HT-100.
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FOR A HIGHER QUALITY PICTURE
DVD discs produce a high resolution picture. This may cause some picture
artifacts on the TV during playback. The artifacts will vary depending on the
TV used with the DVD video player. To control picture artifacts reduce the
sharpness setting on your TV when viewing DVD discs.
ENTER
ABOUT DVD VCD CD
DVD VCD CD icons will appear depending on the disc being played back.
PLAY
PAUSE/STEP
STOP
DVD: DVD video discs
VCD: Video CDs
CD: Audio CDs
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HOW TO START PLAYBACK FROM THE MENU SCREEN
1. Press
or the number buttons to select the title.
2. Press the PLAY button.
The HT-100 will start playback from the title selected.
Title 1
Title 2
Title 3
Title 4
PLAY
HOW TO PAUSE PLAYBACK AND PLAY FRAME BY FRAME (STILL PLAYBACK)
Press the PAUSE once during playback, then press the PLAY button to resume normal
playback.
Press the PAUSE twice during playback, the picture will advance one frame
PAUSE/STEP.PLAY
each time ,then press PLAY buttons to resume normal playback.
During the still playback the sound is muted.MP3 CD does not have frame by frame feature.
HOW TO STOP PLAYBACK
Press the STOP button.
The HT-100 is stopped.
Press the PLAY button to replay.
Press the STOP button twice then
press the PLAY button.
The HT-100 returns to chapter 1
or track 1.
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NOTICE
At the completion of each movie a menu screen will appear.
Be aware that the on-screen setup menu may damage your
TV by permanently burning that image onto the screen. To
avoid this, press the STOP button at the completion of each
movie. You may also decide to setup the SCREEN SAVER.
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Playing Back a Disc
ADVANCED PLAYBACK
The HT-100 allows you to playback discs at various speeds. You may also
resume playback from the location where you stopped playback.
x4
x2
x8
x20
FWD
REV
x4
x2
x8
x20
PLAY
PLAYING AT X2, X4, X8 OR X20 THE NORMAL SPEED
You can play back a disc at x2, x4, x8 or x20 the normal speed.
AFF
Press the REV or FWD button during playback.
The playback speed becomes 2x the normal speed.
The playback speed changes, each time you press the REV or FWD button.
REV: Fast reverse
FWD: Fast forward
TV SCREEN
x2
x4
x8
x20
TO RESUME NORMAL PLAYBACK.
Press PLAY.
PLAY
x2
x4
x8
x20
• Video CD, Audio CD
The rewind or forward playback alternates between x2, x4, x8, x20 speed.
NOTICE
• The HT-100 will not playback sound and subtitles during scan reverse and forward playback of DVDs. The HT-100 will play sound
during fast forward or fast reverse playback of audio CDs.
• The speeds may vary slightly from disc to disc. x2,x4,x8, and x20 speeds are only approximate speeds.
• MP3, CD and select DVD’s may not function.
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PLAYING IN SLOW-MOTION
A disc can also be played back in slow-motion.
1/2
1/4
1/6
1/7
Press the SLOW button during playback
The playback speed becomes 1/2, 1/4, 1/6,or 1/7 each time you
press the SLOW button.
TO RESUME NORMAL PLAYBACK.
Press PLAY.
SLOW
PLAY
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NOTICE
• During the slow-motion playback, the sound is muted.
• MP3 CD/CDDA and select discs may not function.
• VCD only offers forward slow-motion playback.
RESUMING PLAYBACK FROM THE SAME LOCATION
Stop playback and resume later from the same location on
the disc.
STOP
1. Press the STOP button
This will interrupt the playback and the HT-100 will memorize the
location where you stopped.
PLAY
2. Press the PLAY button
The HT-100 will resume the playback from the location where you
stopped.
PLAY
STOP
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NOTICE
• The following actions will cancel the RESUME function:
- Unplugging the HT-100 after you stop playback.
- Ejecting the disc.
- Adjusting/changing the parental lock or selecting a different language setting.
• On occasion depending on the disc, you may experience a difference of location where playback resumes.
• MP3, CDs do not utilize this function.
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Digital EQ/ 3D Surround
DIGITAL EQUALIZER
Selecting Your Equalizer (Note: Digital EQ does not work on DVD’s.)
1. Press the EQUALIZER button on the Remote Control.
2. Select the between modes by pressing the ENTER button.
3. Exit the Equalizer menu by pressing the RETURN button on the remote.
This unique feature allows you to fine tune specific audio frequencies to
adjust the sound quality for CD’s and VCD’s.
Press the EQUALIZER button during playback.
ENTER
Graphic Equalizer
Graphic Equalizer
Standard
Graphic Equalizer
Classical
Rock
3D
EQUALIZER
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Graphic Equalizer
Graphic Equalizer
Jazz
Graphic Equalizer
Pop
User
Press ENTER to resume normal playback.
3D SURROUND SOUND EFFECTS
Create 3 levels of surround sound when the HT-100 is connected to a
stereo TV or stereo system with only 2 speakers (left/right channels).
Press 3D button, it will display as follows:
ON
OFF
Press L/R to select left or right channels and other sound effects:
Stereo
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Locating a Specific Title, Chapter or Track
THE DVDs ARE NORMALLY DIVIDED INTO TITLES. THE TITLES ARE SUB-DIVIDED INTO CHAPTERS.
MOREOVER, VIDEO CD, AUDIO CD AND MP3 CD ARE DIVIDED INTO TRACKS. YOU CAN
CONVENIENTLY LOCATE ANY SPECIFIC TITLE, CHAPTER, OR TRACK WITH THIS DVD
VIDEO PLAYER.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
TITLE 1
Chapter 3
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
TITLE 2
DVD Video Disc
VIDEO CD/Audio CD
LOCATING A TITLE USING THE TITLE MENU
You can locate a specific title using the title menu function, if a DVD video disc contains a title menu.
TITLE
1. Press the TITLE button
Title 1
Title 2
Title 3
Title 4
On the TV screen, the title menu will appear.
2. Press the
you want
button to select the title
You can also directly locate a specific title by pressing its assigned
number with the number buttons.
Example of a title menu.
3. Press the PLAY button
PLAY
This will cause the HT-100 to start playback from chapter 1 of the
title selected.
NOTICE
• Some discs will not respond to this function.
• If different instructions appear on the TV screen, follow them. The instructions above are describing the basic procedure.
Procedures may vary depending on the contents of the DVD video disc.
LOCATING A SPECIFIC CHAPTER OR TRACK
To locate consecutive chapters or tracks.
Press the SKIP
or
button repeatedly to display the requested chapter or track SKIP
SKIP
The HT-100 starts playback from the selected chapter or track.
How to locate preceding chapters or tracks
• When you press the SKIP
preceding chapter or track.
button, the HT-100 starts playback from the beginning of the
How to locate succeeding chapters or tracks
• When you press the SKIP
succeeding chapter or track.
button, the HT-100 starts playback from the beginning of the
Notice: On some discs the titles may not display the sub-divided chapters.
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VIEW INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS
1.If the VCD video disc contains different chapters, you can locate a
specific chapter.
Press PBC .
TITLE
NUMBERS
PBC
MENU
PBC OFF
GOTO
PBC ON
2.If the DVD video disc contains different chapters, you can locate a
specific chapter.
Press MENU.
3. Select chapter/track by numbers
The Player starts to play selected chapter.
• Return to normal playback, press
PBC or MENU again.
NOTES
The DVD does not have the PBC feature,the VCD and
certain DVDs do not utilize the menu feature.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
ENTER
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LOCATING A TITLE
If a DVD video disc contains title numbers, you can locate a specific title by directly selecting a title number.
3. Press ENTER button
Playback starts from chapter 3 of the
selected 2nd title.
1. Press GOTO during playback
Make sure that the space next to
TITLE is highlighted.
GOTO
2. Press numbers to select the title and
chapter you want
e.g. To select title 2
2
Search
Time
00:00:00
Title/Chapter _ _ _/_ _ _
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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• By pressing
25
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you may shift the highlights between the TITLE and CHAPTERS. .
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Playing Repeatedly
THE HT-100 ALLOWS YOU TO PLAYBACK A SPECIFIC TITLE, CHAPTER,
TRACK, OR SEGMENT REPEATEDLY. (TITLE REPEAT, CHAPTER/TRACK
REPEAT, A-B REPEAT)
HOW TO REPEAT A TITLE, CHAPTER, OR TRACK
1. Select the title, chapter, or track you wish to repeat
2. Press the REPEAT button
The repeat mode changes each time you press the REPEAT button.
REPEAT
REPEAT Off
REPEAT Chapter
REPEAT Title
Repeats the same chapter.
Repeats the same title.
DVD video disc
REPEAT
REPEAT Single
Repeats the same single.
REPEAT All
Repeats all
A-B RPT
AFF
REPEAT Off
Video CD and CD disc
HOW TO REPEAT A SPECIFIC SEGMENT
1. Press the A-B RPT button at the beginning of the
segment you wish to repeat playback
(point A)
2. Press the A-B RPT button again at the end of the
segment (point B)
The HT-100 will automatically return to point A and
start to repeat playback of the selected segment (A-B).
3. Press the A-B RPT button to cancel the A-B
repeat function
A-B REP
A_
A-B REP
B
A-B REP
Off
The HT-100 will resume to normal playback.
NOTICE
•
•
•
•
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Depending on the disc, you may experience a difference between point A and the location where playback actually resumes.
If a segment allows for multiple camera angles, you can not set the A-B repeat function.
Be aware that some discs will not respond to the A-B repeat function.
MP3 does not utilize this feature.
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Playing in Random Order
THE HT-100 ALLOWS YOU TO PLAYBACK TITLES, CHAPTERS WITHIN A TITLE, AND TRACKS IN
RANDOM ORDER.
PLAYING TITLES IN RANDOM ORDER
The HT-100 will automatically choose the titles in a DVD and play them back randomly.
1. Press the SHUFFLE button .
SHUFFLE
SHUFFLE ON
MENU
The HT-100 will now start random playback.
TO RESUME NORMAL PLAYBACK.
Press PBC twice during stop, then
press PLAY.
PBC
OR
MENU
PLAY
PBC
SHUFFLE
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NOTICE
• When the HT-100 is stopped while in the random playback mode, the memory playback function is cancelled.
• By pressing the skip
button during random playback, the HT-100 will select another track.
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Zooming a Picture
ZOOMING A PICTURE
Zoom into a picture or shift the zoom point.
Press ZOOM during normal playback or slow - motion.
The HT-100 magnifies in the center of the picture.
ZOOM
1
3
2
If you press
Off
during zoom playback, the zoom point shifts.
TO RESUME NORMAL PLAYBACK.
Press ZOOM during zoom playback.
ZOOM
ZOOM
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HOW TO ADJUST THE VIDEO EFFECTS
1.Press ENHANCE during normal playback.
2.Use the Up/Down Arrow Keys to select brightness or edges.
3.Press the ENTER button to scroll through the features in each category.
4.Press the ENHANCE button again to Exit.
Enhance Video
Brightness
Edges
ENHANCE
Off
Soften
Select the Brightness(On/Off) and Edges(Soften/Sharpen) you prefer.
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Selecting the Camera Angle/Selecting a Language
THE HT-100 ALLOWS YOU TO SELECT FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT
ANGLES AND LANGUAGES.
ANGLE 1
ANGLE
ANGLE 2
Good evening
Bonsoir
Buenas tardes
Selecting a language
Selecting the camera angle
AUDIO
HOW TO CHANGE THE CAMERA ANGLE
AFF
If the DVD was recorded using the multiple angles feature, you have the option to
change the camera angle of the scene you are watching.
Press the ANGLE button while playing back a scene recorded with
multiple angles.
• You may only press the ANGLE button when the angle icon
is flashing on the DVD display.
ANGLE
• Each time you press the ANGLE button, the angle
will change.
1/4
2/4
3/4
4/4
NOTICE
• The angle function will not work on DVDs that do not contain recorded multiple angles.
• During still playback, you are able to change the camera angle. However, when you resume to normal playback, the camera angle
changes to the new settings.
• The angle icon indicator will illuminate while playing back a title that contains at least one scene recorded from multiple angles.
HOW TO SELECT A PLAYBACK AUDIO SETTING
The HT-100 allows you to select a preferred language and sound recording system from
those included on the DVD video disc.
1. Press the AUDIO button during playback
1/2Eng DD 2ch
1/2Eng DD 6ch
AUDIO
NOTICE
• The player returns to the initial default settings, when you turn on the HT-100 or replace a disc.
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YOU MAY COMBINE YOUR FAVORITE TITLES, CHAPTERS, OR TRACKS
AND PLAY THEM BACK IN ANY ORDER. YOU CAN PROGRAM UP TO 99
ITEMS INTO THE MEMORY. (PROGRAM PLAYBACK)
CLEAR
HOW TO SET TITLES, CHAPTERS, OR TRACKS IN A FAVORITE ORDER
PLAY
The program playback function will automatically playback titles, chapters, or
tracks in the order preprogrammed.
PROGRAM
1. Insert a disc and then press
the PROGRAM button during
PBC OFF.
PROGRAM
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3. Press the PLAY button
The HT-100 starts memory
playback.
At this time, the menu will appear.
PLAY
PROGRAM
Title/Chapter
1_ _ _ _
4_ _ _ _
7_ _ _ _
10_ _ _ _
2_ _ _ _
5_ _ _ _
8_ _ _ _
11_ _ _ _
3_ _ _ _
6_ _ _ _
9_ _ _ _
12_ _ _ _
clear All
Play Program
2. Using the number button, select
the items you want in the order you
want them programmed in.
To reset program, press CLEAR.
CLEAR
To CHANGE the programmed item:
Press the STOP button, then follow step 1.
To CANCEL the programmed item:
Select Clear All, then press the ENTER
button.
To RESUME NORMAL PLAYBACK
from memory playback
Press the PROGRAM button Select Clear All
then press ENTER.The MEMORY indicator
will disappear.Then press PLAY button to the
normal playback.
NOTICE
• When the HT-100 is turned off or discs are removed, the programmed item will be cancelled.
• Depending on the disc, the program playback may not function.
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Selecting Subtitles
THE HT-100 ALLOWS YOU TO DISPLAY THE SUBTITLES FROM THOSE
INCLUDED ON THE DISC, ON TO YOUR TV SCREEN.
Good evening
Bonsoir
Buenas tardes
HOW TO DISPLAY SUBTITLES
You have the option to select a preferred subtitle
from those included on some DVD video disc.
SUB-T
Press the SUB-T button
during playback.
SUB-T
1/8Eng
2/8Chi
3/8Chi
6/8Fre
5/8Ger
4/8Jap
7/8Spa
8/8Rus
Off
To TURN OFF the subtitles.
AFF
Press the SUB-T during playback
until the subtitles disappears.
SUB-T
Off
NOTICE
• Due to the nature of some DVDs, you may not be able to turn off the subtitles as they will appear on screen automatically.
• As you press the SUB-T button, the subtitles may not appear immediately during some scenes.
• If the subtitles continue to show on your TV even after the DVD has been turned off, refer to the TV’s closed caption settings.
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Karaoke
THIS DVD VIDEO PLAYER ALLOWS YOU TO ENJOY KARAOKE WITH ONE OR TWO MICROPHONES
HOW TO SETUP THE KARAOKE
Make sure that the Karaoke disc is either a VCD Karaoke or a DVD Karaoke disc. These are the only two
compatible formats that your DVD player will recognize.
1. Set the “AUDIO OUT” to “ANALOG OUT”.
MIC LEVEL
-
ECHO LEVEL
+
-
KARAOKE MODE
MAIN PAGE
+
2. Connect the microphone to MIC 1 or
the MIC 2 jack.
1
6. Press the ENTER/PLAY button to select the
“KARAOKE MODE”
- - KARAOKE PAGE - -
MIC
3.Using the arrows on the remote, scroll to
“KARAOKE”.
2
- - KARAOKE PAGE - KARAOKE MODE
OFF*
KARAOKE
MAIN PAGE
How to adjust the sound level and the echo
level of the microphone(s):
Use the knobs on the face of the DVD video
player to adjust the microphone sound level and
the echo level of preference. MIC LEVEL knob
controls the microphone(s) placed into the MIC 1
jack and the MIC 2 jack, as the ECHO LEVEL
knob controls the echo level of the MIC 1 and the
mic 2.
How to adjust the KEY level.
1.Press the SETUP button, then using the
arrows on the remote, scroll to “KARAOKE
SETUP”
SETUP
- - SETUP MENU - - MAIN PAGE
GENERAL SETUP
SPEAKER SETUP
DOLBY DIGITAL SETUP
KARAOKE SETUP
LPCM SETUP
PREFERENCES
SETUP KARAOKE FEATURE
4.Press the ENTER/PLAY button.
5.Press the SETUP button to exit the SETUP MENU
6.Press the KEY+,KEY- on the remote control unit
to adjust the pitch.
How to turn the Karaoke function.
1.Adjust the MIC LEVEL and ECHO LEVEL to
minimum using the MIC LEVEL and the ECHO LEVEL
knobs.
2.Follow the step 1.
3.Select KEY SHIFT “OFF”.
4.Press the SETUP button again, which will turn off key
shift.
5.Disconnect the microphone(s).
EXIT SETUP
GENERAL SETUP
NOTICE
• If you experience feedback or popping noises try the following:
- Keep the microphone(s) away from any speakers.
- Lower the sound level of the microphone.
- Lower the sound level volume of the speaker .
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Continued
Karaoke
FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE IN THIS UNIT (SET WITH KARAOKE ON)
DVD video
VIDEO CD
• Echo adjustment
• Key adjustment
• Echo adjustment
• Key adjustment
• Sound selection
• Sound selection of left
and right channel
• Vocal cancel*
• Vocal change*
*Vocal cancel:
Eliminates the vocal sound centered from the sound
stereo-recorded in a VIDEO CD.
*Vocal change:
When your vocal is entered through the microphone,
the vocal part recorded in sound-multiplex is
eliminated and your vocal will be heard.
* For DVD Karaoke disc:
Press “AUDIO” for sound selection.
* For DVD, VCD Karaoke disc:
Press “MUTE” to eliminate sound and local. Keep
the microphone on.
• The vocal cancel function may not work in some discs.
• The vocal change function works with a disc recorded
in sound-multiplex.
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Using the On-Screen Display
THE HT-100 ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW THE OPERATIONAL STATUS AND DISC INFORMATION ON TO
YOUR TV SCREEN.
CHECKING THE OPERATIONAL STATUS
With this function, you can view the following on your TV screen:
-Type of disc
-Current title
-Track number
DISPLAY
-Total playing time
-Audio
-Subtitle
-Angle
Press DISPLAY during playback
Current Time
00:04:09
00:21:05
Total Time
DVD
00:04:12
00:21:05
Title 1/1 Chapter 1/5
Angle 1/1
Audio
1/1
6ch
Subtitle
1/2Eng
Total playing time of the disc is displayed in the DVD display.
DISPLAY
TO TURN OFF THE ONSCREEN DISPLAY
Press DISPLAY Again.
AFF
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Setting the Parental Lock
YOU CAN USE THE PARENTAL LOCK FUNCTION ONLY WITH DVDS
EQUIPPED WITH THE PARENTAL LOCK FEATURE.
3, 4, 5
STOP
SETTING THE PARENTAL LOCK
DVDs equipped with the parental lock features are rated according to their content.
The contents allowed by a parental lock level and the way a DVD can be controlled
may vary from disc to disc. For example, if the disc allowed, you could edit out
violent scenes unsuitable for children and replace them with more suitable scenes,
or lock out playback of the disc altogether.
1. Press STOP during playback
AFF
4. Select Ratings again, press ENTER
STOP
Press STOP once.
Password
Rating
2. Press SETUP
The SETUP MENU appears on the TV screen.
SETUP
Language Video Audio More Audio
Rating
----
1. Kid Safe
2. G
3. PG
4. PG-13
5. PG-R
6. R
7. NC-17
8. Adult
5. After select ratings,then select Password
setting password.
Password
Password
Rating
6. Enter your password then press ENTER
The pre-set password is 3308
3. Select Rating, press ENTER
Language Video Audio More Audio
----
Rating
7. Press SETUP to exit setup,
press PLAY to start.
SETUP
TO CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD:
1. Follow step 4 to select password.
2. Enter old password.
3. Enter new password.
4. Re-enter to confirm your new password.
5. Press ENTER.
6. Press SETUP.
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Customizing the Function Settings
THE HT-100 ALLOWS YOU TO CUSTOMIZE THE PERFORMANCE TO
YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE.
SETUP MENU
ENTER
Language
Video
Audio
More Audio
Rating
DISPLAYING THE SETUP MENU SCREEN
The SETUP MENU screen asks you to select a setting category from
Language, Video, Audio and Rating. The selected category will provide you
the setting details using the succeeding screen.
1. Press SETUP.
SETUP
Language
OSD Menu
Subtitle
Audio
DVD Menu
Factory set
English
Off
English
English
2. Press
to select category
(highlight), then press ENTER.
Video
TV Shape
TV System
4:3 Pan Scan
4:3 Letter Box
16:9
English
Français
Deutsch
Spanish
Italy
NTSC
PAL
AUTO
Audio
OFF
MP3 2 Channel
Others 6 Channel
2 Channel
3. Press SETUP to normal playback.
SETUP
More Audio
Analog out Digital out
Dolby D 6 Channel Raw
2 Channel PCM
OFF
DTS
AFF
Raw
OFF
PCM
OFF
Raw
PCM
OFF
English
Chinese
Auto
Off
Rating
Prologic
Pink noise
Password
Rating
----
1. Kid Safe
2. G
3. PG
4. PG-13
5. PG-R
6. R
7. NC-17
8. Adult
Auto
On
Off
Of
Left
Center
Right
Left surr
Right surr
Subwoofer
English
Chinese
English
Chinese
Ok
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Notes
If you want to playback CD DTS you should setup on
“others” status.
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What is MP3, VCD, and AFF?
WHAT IS MP3?
MP3 refers to a new format of music files available for playback over the internet. Because of the popularity to
download music from MP3 websites onto ones home computer, APEX Digital is the first company to offer in a
home DVD player, the ability to play back CD-R discs recorded with MP3 audio files.
WHAT IS VCD?
A VCD looks like an ordinary 5” CD with the same digital audio quality, plus good video capability. It is a new
video format that offers a better picture quality than VHS, with over an hour of playing time.
Notice: When you playback a video CD, you must turn PBC OFF in order to stop the chapter/scene.
WHAT IS AFF?
AFF stands for APEX Full-screen Function. It allows you to fill the television screen viewing area when using a
widescreen formatted DVD. Press the AFF/AM-FM button on your remote control,this will eliminate black bars
on the top & bottom of the TV screen when viewing movies with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and minimize (but not
eliminate) black bars on movies with a wider aspect ratio (2.35:1).
Before AFF
After AFF
NOTICE
AFF will not function in pause/stop mode.
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Memo On Disc Output & PBC
DISCS AND OUTPUT SOUNDS
DVD Video Discs
Sound recording
system
Dolby Digital
MPEG 2
48kHz
Linear PCM
96kHz
VCD
CD
MP3 CD
MPEG
PCM44.
1kHz
MP3
Audio setting on
the setting screen
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/PCM
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/PCM
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/PCM
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/PCM
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/PCM
SPDIF
/RAW
SPDIF
/PCM
ANALOG
AUDIO OUT jacks
_____
o
_____
o
_____
o
o
_____
o
o
Dolby
Digital
bitstream
PCM
(48kHz)
MPEG 2
bitstream
PCM
(48kHz)
PCM
(48kHz)
PCM
(48kHz)
_____
PCM
(44.1kHz)
PCM
(44.1kHz)
PCM
(44.1kHz)
DIGITAL
AUDIO OUT jack
ON VIDEO CD
This HT-100 supports the VIDEO CD with PBC (Version 2.0) (PBC) is the abbreviation for Play Back
Control.)
You can enjoy two kinds of playback depending on type of disc.
TYPE OF DISC
VIDEO CD without PBC
(VERSION 1.1)
HOW TO ENJOY
Audio and movie can be played back by operating the unit in the
same way as the audio CD.
VIDEO CD with PBC
(VERSION 2.0)
In addition to the operation of the VIDEO CD without PBC, you can
enjoy a playback with interactive software and software with search
function by using the menu displayed on the TV screen (Menu
Playback). Some of the functions described in this manual may not
work in some discs.
MPEG 1 AUDIO LAYER 3 DISC (MP3)
MP3 Audio Disc Play Back Capable
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same way as the audio CD.
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Specifications
HT-100/OUTPUTS/SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
HT-100
Power supply
Power consumption
Mass
External dimensions
Signal system
Laser
110V AC 60 Hz
20VA
3.5 kg
435mm x 97mm x 356 mm (W/H/D)
MULTI/NTSC/PAL
Semiconductor laser, wavelength 650 nm
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES
Audio cable (red and white)
Remote control
Batteries (AAA)
Video cable (yellow)
Power cable
Owner’s manual
AM loop antenna
FM wire antenna
Speakers
Subwoofer
Speaker cords
1 pair
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
5
1
5mx4, 15mx2
FM tuner section
System
Tuning range
Antenna
Antenna terminals
Intermediate frequency
PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer system
87.50-108.00 MHz (50 kHz step)
FM wire antenna
75 ohms, unbalanced
10.7MHz
AM tuner section
System
Tuning range
Antenna
Tuner section: PLL quartz-locked digital synthesizer system
531-1602 kHz (9 kHz interval)
Loop antenna
Video section
Inputs
Outputs
Video:1 Vp-p 75 ohms
Video:1 Vp-p 75 ohms
S-Video: Y:1 Vp-p 75 ohms
C: PAL 0.3 Vp-p 75 ohms
NTSC 0.286 Vp-p 75ohms
Speakers
Speaker unit
70mm dia.cone type
Rated impedance
4 ohms
Dimensions (approx.)
115x 90 x125mm
Mass (approx.)
0.57 kg
Subwoofer
Speaker system
Speaker unit
Rated impedance
Dimensions (approx.)
Mass (approx.)
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4 ohms
355x160x355
5.41 kg
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Trouble Shooting Guide
Check the following guide for a possible correction to a
problem before contacting customer service. Check FAQ at
our website: www.apexdigitalinc.com.
SYMPTOMS AND CORRECTION
Symptom
Correction
No power
• Connect the power plug into the wall outlet securely.
No picture
• Verify the connection from the DVD video output to the TV video input. Then switch TV to
appropriate mode (video 1)
• Connect the video cable into the jacks securely. Refer to your television owners manual.
No sound
• Connect the audio cables into the jacks securely.
• Verify the connection from the DVD audio output to the TV or receiver audio input. Then switch
to the appropriate source on the receiver. Refer to your audio amplifier owners manual.
Rolling b/w picture
• From the SETUP MENU select “Video”.
• Adjust the vertical hold on your TV.
Black & White picture
• Damaged S connector (bent pin)
The playback
picture has
occasional distortion
• A small amount of picture distortion may appear because of a poor quality video/sound transfer
to disc. This is especially true of some discs manufactured between 1997-1998..
• Scratched disc
Brightness is
unstable or noises
are produced on
playback pictures
• Connect the HT-100 directly through the TV and not through any other source. What you’re
viewing is the effect of the copy protection circuitry required on all HT-100s.
• If you don’t have a video input on your TV, you must purchase an RF adapter from your dealer.
• Place the disc with the graphics side up
• Place the disc on the disc tray correctly inside the guide.
• Make sure the disc is free from scratches & fingerprints.
• Press the SETUP button to turn off the menu screen.
• Cancel the parental lock function or change the parental lock level.
• Turn the power off then disconnect the power plug and reinsert it back into the wall. Retry again.
• Use region 1 discs only.
The HT-100 does
not start playback
MP3 won’t read disc
or it skips
• Reburn disc as the software edition used may not be compatible with the player. Check web
site for instruction.
• Check web site for instruction on availability of a firmware upgrade.
• Use new editions of software such as Voyetra Audiostation 4, Adaptec’s “Easy CD Creator” or
NTI or Roxio’s Toast Titanium.
• Make sure MP3 file are not encoded with a variable bit rate such as provided by Real
Networks.
The remote control
does not work
properly
• Replace the batteries with new ones.
• Operate the remote control within about 7m.
AFF does not
eliminate black bars
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• AFF is designed to give a distortion free full screen image at the push of a button. Black bars
will be eliminated on discs with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Wider aspect ratios, such as 2.35:1
produce larger bars that allow more information on the sides. These are minimized, not
eliminated.
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Limited Warranty
PLAYERS
90 DAYS LABOR
ONE YEAR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS
WHO IS COVERED?
Proof of purchase is required to receive warranty service such as the original sales receipt showing original date
of purchase from an authorized APEX Digital, Inc. dealer in N. America. Keep your original box and packaging in
case your unit needs to be shipped to us. You will need to prepay shipping and APEX will pay the cost of shipping
the unit back to you.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Warranty repair from the original date of purchase: One (1) year replacement of parts; 90 days limited labor
warranty coverage.
If you don’t have proof of purchase, your unit will be considered out-of-warranty & will be charged at a flat labor rate.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Your warranty does not cover:
- Labor charges for installation or setup of the product, adjustment of customer controls on the product, and
installation or repair of antenna systems outside of the product.
- Product repair and/or part replacement because of misuse, accident, unauthorized repair or other cause not
within the control of APEX Digital, Inc.
- A product that requires modification or adaptation to enable it to operate in any country other than the country for
which it was designed, manufactured, approved and/or authorized, or repair of products damaged by these
modifications.
- Incidental or consequential damages resulting from the product. (Some states do not allow the incidental or
consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This includes, but is not limited to,
prerecorded material, whether copyrighted or not.)
BEFORE REQUESTING SERVICE:
Check your owner’s manual under “Troubleshooting Guide” and visit our website www.apexdigitalinc.com for
the latest updates under FAQ.
ORDERING ACCESSORIES:
You may purchase a remote control ($20 U.S. or $35 in Canada), owners manual ($7), and/ or firmware
upgrade, if applicable to your player ($10). Specify model number, name & address with a cashiers check made
out to APEX Digital.
MODEL # _____________________________
SERIAL # ____________________________
WHERE IS SERVICE AVAILABLE?
Please contact
customer service:
APEX DIGITAL, INC.
2919 E. Philadelphia St., Ontario, CA 91761
(909) 930-1239 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm (California)
email: customerservice@apexdigitalinc.com
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
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