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Arcam DV27A Specifications
Progressive scan DVD
player DV27A
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This handbook has been designed to give you all the information you
need to install, connect, set up and use the Arcam FMJ DV27A DVD
player. The remote control handset supplied with the equipment is
also described.
CONTENTS
Using this handbook...................................................................... 3
Safety guidelines ............................................................................. 4
Safety instructions ..................................................................................4
Safety compliance...................................................................................4
It may be that the DV27A has been installed and set up as part of
your Hi-Fi installation by a qualified Arcam dealer. In this case, you may
wish to skip the sections of this handbook dealing with installation and
setting up the unit. Use the Contents list to guide you to the relevant
sections.
Installation ....................................................................................... 5
Positioning the unit ................................................................................5
Connecting outputs: Video...............................................................5
Progressive video....................................................................................6
Connecting Digital audio....................................................................6
Connecting Analogue audio .............................................................6
Remote Control input.........................................................................6
Connecting to a power supply .......................................................6
SAFETY
Safety guidelines are set out on the following page of this handbook.
Many of these items are common sense precautions, but for your own
safety, and to ensure that you do not damage the unit, we strongly
recommend that you read them. This is a class 1 product and requires
an earth connection.
Configuring your DVD player..................................................... 7
Introduction ...............................................................................................7
Switching on ..............................................................................................7
Obtaining a TV picture ........................................................................7
Using the setup menus........................................................................7
Operational setup ..................................................................................7
Video setup................................................................................................8
Speaker configuration ....................................................................... 10
Trim setup................................................................................................ 10
Access setting ........................................................................................ 11
Completing the setup ....................................................................... 11
DISC TYPES SUPPORTED
The Arcam DV27A DVD player plays a range of disc types. These
include:
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DVD-video (single region, set at factory)
DVD-audio
CDDA (‘normal’ audio-CDs), HDCDs, CD-DTS (CDs carrying a
DTS soundtrack), CD-R, and CD-RW
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Video CD, including variants such as CVCD, SVCD and DVCD
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Picture CDs (JPEG image files).
Basic use of your DVD player................................................... 12
Front panel controls........................................................................... 12
Playing a disc........................................................................................... 12
MP3 and WMA audio files, when on a CD-ROM or CD-R/CDRW (some restrictions apply)
Using the remote control .......................................................... 13
Advanced controls ...................................................................... 14
Advanced DVD and VCD features........................................... 15
Jumping to a particular point ........................................................ 15
Hidden groups....................................................................................... 15
Special playback modes.................................................................... 15
Performing an A-B repeat............................................................... 15
To program a special sequence................................................... 16
Advanced MP3/WMA/JPEG and audio CD features ........... 17
Screen layout.......................................................................................... 17
Player mode............................................................................................ 17
Browsing the disc (Browse mode) ............................................ 17
Programmed playback (Audio-CDs)........................................ 18
Programmed playback (CD-ROM)........................................... 18
Shuffle and Repeat.............................................................................. 18
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.
Troubleshooting ........................................................................... 19
Technical specifications............................................................... 21
Guarantee...................................................................................... 22
On line registration............................................................................. 22
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
progressive scan picture problems, it is recommended that the user switch the connection
to the ‘Standard Definition’ output. If there are questions regarding TV set compatibility with
this model 525p DVD player, please contact Arcam Customer Support Department.
Manufactured under licence from Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
‘Dolby’, ‘Pro Logic’ and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Copyright © 1992–1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved.
Manufactured under licence from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
US Patent Number 5,451,942 and other world-wide patents issued and pending. ‘DTS’ and
‘DTS Digital Surround’, are trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
Copyright © 1996 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Using this handbook
Safety guidelines
9. Power sources
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Only connect the appliance to a power supply of the type described
in the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
This product is designed and manufactured to meet strict quality
and safety standards. However, you should be aware of the following
installation and operation precautions:
10. 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 and plugs, and the point where they exit
from the appliance.
1.Take heed of warnings and instructions
You should read all the safety and operating instructions before
operating this appliance. Retain this handbook for future reference and
adhere to all warnings in the handbook or on the appliance.
11. Grounding
2. Water and moisture
Ensure that the grounding means of the appliance is not defeated.
The presence of electricity near water can be dangerous. Do not use
the appliance near water – for example next to a bathtub, washbowl,
kitchen sink, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool, etc.
12. Power lines
3. Object or liquid entry
13. Non-use periods
Take care that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the
enclosure through any openings. Liquid filled objects such as vases
should not be placed on the equipment.
If the unit has a standby function, a small amount of current will
continue to flow into the equipment in this mode. Unplug the power
cord of the appliance from the outlet if left unused for a long period
of time.
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power lines.
4.Ventilation
14. Abnormal smell
Do not place the equipment on a bed, sofa, rug or similar soft surface,
or in an enclosed bookcase or cabinet, since ventilation may be
impeded. We recommend a minimum distance of 50mm (2 inches)
around the sides and top of the appliance to provide adequate
ventilation.
If an abnormal smell or smoke is detected from the appliance, turn
the power off immediately and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.
Contact your dealer immediately.
15. Servicing
5. Heat
You should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described
in this handbook. All other servicing should be referred to qualified
service personnel.
Locate the appliance away from naked flames or heat producing
equipment such as radiators, stoves or other appliances (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
16. Damage requiring service
6. Climate
The appliance has been designed for use in moderate climates.
The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel
when:
7. Racks and stands
A.
the power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged, or
B.
objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the appliance, or
C.
the appliance has been exposed to rain, or
D.
the appliance does not appear to operate normally or exhibits a
marked change in performance, or
E.
the appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
Only use a rack or stand that is recommended for use with audio
equipment. If the equipment is on a portable rack it should be moved
with great care, to avoid overturning the combination.
8. Cleaning
Unplug the unit from the mains supply before cleaning.
The case should normally only require a wipe with a soft, damp, lintfree cloth. Do not use paint thinners or other chemical solvents for
cleaning.
SAFETY COMPLIANCE
This product has been designed to meet the EN60065 international
electrical safety standard.
We do not advise the use of furniture cleaning sprays or polishes as
they can cause indelible white marks if the unit is subsequently wiped
with a damp cloth.
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Installation
REMOTE
IN
Pb/B
SUB
VIDEO OUT
SCART A/V OUT
COMPOSITE
COMPONENT
Y
S VIDEO
G
DIGITAL OUT
230V
OPTICAL
Pb
B
COAX
Pr
R
LR
L
AUDIO OUT
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2
RGB OUTPUT
POSITIONING THE UNIT
RGB output is available on both the SCART and Component/RGB
sockets and offers picture quality equal to component video.
Place the DV27A on a level, firm surface and ensure that there is
adequate ventilation for the unit.
Use appropriate cables to connect either the SCART connector or
RGB phonos to the TV. Note that if you are using RGB output via
phono connectors, you will also need to use COMPOSITE as a sync
signal.
CONNECTING OUTPUTS: VIDEO
If you do not wish to use the speakers in your TV to provide audio
output from the DVD player, it is best to mute your TV’s speakers
when using a SCART connection to your TV. This is because SCART
also carries stereo audio signals.
To view the pictures from the DVD player you need to connect one
of its video outputs to a TV, monitor or projector.
The DV27A has five video outputs:
AV control: The SCART output has a control signal that switches your
TV to its SCART input when the DV27A is turned on. It will also signal
to wide screen TVs the correct aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3), provided
these features are supported by the TV.
Component video
RGB
S-video
Composite video
S-VIDEO
Progressive scan component 525P (480P) and 625P (576P)
video.
The S-Video output (also known as S-VHS or Y/C) is commonly
supported by TVs worldwide. Connect the S VIDEO output of the DVD
player to the S-Video input of the TV using an appropriate cable.
You only need to use one type of video from the list. Choose a type
that your TV supports.
Note that you may connect equipment such as AV receivers in the
signal path between the DVD player and the TV, so long as that
equipment supports the correct type of video signal. For instructions
on how to connect AV equipment, consult the manual for that
equipment.
COMPOSITE VIDEO
If your TV only offers a composite input (sometimes labelled CVBS or
just ‘video’), connect this to the COMPOSITE video output of the DVD
player using a phono cable suitable for video use.
NOTE: The DVD player can only support Component video or
RGB video at any one time. This is specified in the setup menu. If
you use either of these outputs with an incorrect menu setting, the
picture will be coloured in a strange way. Similar effects result from
cross connection of the three signals.
COMPONENT VIDEO (INTERLACED)
The component video outputs are situated between the SCART
and S-Video connectors. Use three phono cables to connect the
Component Y, Pb, Pr outputs of the DVD player to the Y, Pb, Pr inputs
of the TV. Ensure that the cables are suitable for video use and that
they are approximately the same length. Some component video
interfaces are labelled in different ways: see the table below if your
TV’s component inputs are not labelled ‘Y, Pb, Pr’.
DV27A player alternative
Y
Y
Pb
Cb
Pr
Cr
RR
R
PCM/BITSTREAM
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CENTRE
PROGRESSIVE VIDEO
SUPPLY
VOLTAGE
POWER INLET
Y/G
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Pr/R
alternative
Y
(B–Y)
(R–Y)
If you use component video outputs, you must ensure that the
SCART socket is not used. Similarly, if the SCART socket is used,
disconnect the component video leads.
alternative
Y
U
V
NOTE: Component video DVD players and TVs are not generally
available in Europe.
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PROGRESSIVE VIDEO
CONNECTING TO A POWER SUPPLY
If your television is capable of accepting a progressively scanned video
signal, you may wish to use the progressive video output from the
DV27A, using the sockets near the top of the rear panel.
WRONG PLUG?
Check that the plug supplied with the unit fits your supply and that
your mains supply voltage agrees with the voltage setting (115V or
230V) indicated on the rear panel of the unit.
To connect the progressive output of the DV27A to your TV, follow
the instructions above for connecting component video. If you are
unsure whether your TV can accept progressive video, please refer to
its instruction manual or consult your dealer.
If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is different, consult
your Arcam dealer or Arcam Customer Support on
+44 (0)1223 203203.
MAINS LEAD
CONNECTING DIGITAL AUDIO
The appliance is normally supplied with a moulded mains plug already
fitted to the lead. If for any reason the plug needs to be removed, it
must be disposed of immediately and securely, as it is a potential shock
hazard when inserted into the mains socket. Should you require a new
mains lead, contact your Arcam dealer.
If you have an external surround sound decoder, receiver or D-A
converter that you wish to use with the DVD player, then you will
need to connect it using either a coaxial or optical lead. These digital
outputs provide PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG multi-channel
audio, depending on the source material. It is also possible to set the
digital output always to output 2-channel PCM (stereo mix-down) via
the setup menu.
PLUGGING IN
Push the plug (IEC line socket) of the power cable supplied with the
unit into the socket (POWER INLET) in the back of the unit. Make sure
it is pushed in firmly.
If possible, use the coaxial connection as this may offer slightly better
performance. Connect the coax output of the DVD player to the
digital audio coax input of the decoder/D-A converter or receiver
using a phono cable designed for digital audio interconnection.
Put the plug on the other end of the cable into your power supply
socket and switch the socket on.
Alternatively, connect the optical output of the DVD player to the
optical input of the decoder/D-A converter or receiver using a
TOSLINK optical lead.
CONNECTING ANALOGUE AUDIO
If you wish to use the high quality D-A converters of the DVD player,
or if you wish to listen to DVD-audio material, then you will need to
use the analogue audio outputs of the DVD player.
If the analogue outputs are to be used only for 2-channel material, two
pairs of outputs are provided (these are identical), labelled ‘L’ (left) and
‘R’ (right). Connect one of these pairs to the input of your amplifier
using a suitable pair of interconnect cables. If required, the second
set of audio outputs can be used to connect to a second amplifier
setup for ‘multi-room’ use, or routed to a tape recorder for making
recordings.
For 6-channel material, an additional four outputs are provided.
Together with one pair of the 2-channel output connections, these
should be connected (using suitable interconnect cables) to the ‘multichannel’ analogue input of your home cinema processor (the multichannel input may be labelled ‘DVDA’ or ‘SACD’). In this case, the
additional 2-channel output pair may be used for some other function,
as suggested above (although when playing 6-channel material, only
the left and right channels of this material would be heard).
REMOTE CONTROL INPUT
The REMOTE IN input can be used to pass RC5 code to the DV27A if it
is installed in a position (or system) where infrared cannot be used.
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INTRODUCTION
OPERATIONAL SETUP
Congratulations – if you have followed the installation instructions
then the required connections to other equipment will have been
made. It is now essential to go through an initial set up procedure to
ensure the DVD player is configured correctly for use.
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OSD Language
DVD Menu
Subtitle
Audio
Remote type
OSD Status
Priority
SWITCHING ON
Press in the
green.
POWER
English
English
English
English
CR-314
On
DVD Video
button on the front panel: the power LED lights
OSD LANGUAGE
OBTAINING A TV PICTURE
This setting controls the language of the messages displayed on the
On-Screen Display (OSD). The default language is English, with three
other languages supported.
Ensure the TV is switched on and that you have selected the correct
TV input.You should see the following image. This is the image that the
DVD player gives whenever there is no disc playing.
Note that this setting does not change the language of any information
displayed on the front panel, which is always in English.
DVD MENU
Some DVD discs support a number of different languages for the
DVD disc menu (the menu present on the DVD itself). This setting
allows the preferred language to be specified. For example, if this item
is set to ‘French’ then disc menus will be displayed in French, where
supported by the disc.
Note that not all discs will have your preferred language available.
SUBTITLE
To protect your screen from damage caused by persistent static
images, a ‘screen saver’ facility activates after a few minutes of inactivity.
(To stop the screen saver, press STOP on the front panel or remote
control.)
This setting controls the subtitles displayed on the TV.
If you have not already done so, now would be a good time to fit the
two AAA batteries in the remote handset, taking care to get them
the correct way round. Select ‘DVD’ using the CD/DVD button on the
remote control.
SETUP
No Subtitles
Auto
Subtitles for the primary language on the disc
Closed Caption ‘Closed Caption’ information from the disc (if
present) is sent to the TV
USING THE SETUP MENUS
Ensure that no disc is playing and press
a menu appears on the TV screen.
Off
English
English subtitles
French
French subtitles, etc. (six languages are supported)
Note that some discs may force the subtitles to be displayed regardless
of how the Subtitle item is set.
Closed Caption information is displayed only if the ‘Closed Caption’
option is selected, closed caption information is present on the disc,
and your TV supports closed caption decoding.
on the remote control:
The Setup menu comprises seven pages of options. The top line of
each page shows the page title, indicating the nature of the settings
controlled by the page. To make a change, first use the UP/DOWN
controls to highlight the item. Once the item to be changed has been
highlighted, press RIGHT to open the list of options for the menu item.
The current option for the menu item is shown highlighted; the UP/
DOWN controls can be used to select the new option, when pressing
LEFT confirms the selection and closes the option list.
The default setting for Subtitle is ‘Off ’. Alternatively, choose the setting
for the language you prefer. Note that not all discs will have your
preferred language available as a subtitle.
To change page, highlight the page bar at the top of the screen and use
the LEFT/RIGHT controls to move through the pages.
English
English language, if available
French
French language, if available, etc. (six languages are
supported)
AUDIO
This controls the default audio track, when there is more than one
audio track present.
In the ‘Setup’ menu, the UP/DOWN controls ‘wrap around’, so that with
the highlight bar at the bottom of the screen, pressing DOWN takes the
bar to the top of the screen.
The default setting is ‘English’. Choose the setting you would like as
default. Note that the Audio preference setting is not respected by all
discs, which may impose their own default choice.
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Configuring your DVD player
REMOTE TYPE
TV SYSTEM
This informs the player which type of remote control you are using, so
that the player can take into account the slight differences between the
remote types. For Arcam remote controls, the remote type is always
written on the front of the remote control, normally at the bottom
of the unit.
This is set at the factory to be appropriate for the type of TV used in
your country. Should you need to change this setting, the options are
explained below.
CR-314
This selects the grey Arcam CR-314 remote control
CR-80
This selects the black Arcam CR-80 learning remote
control
Auto
NTSC NTSC is always used as the video standard. Note that
PAL discs are converted to NTSC, but this causes some
reduction in the quality of the video output (and may cause
the video to become ‘jerky’). This is the best setting to use
if your TV can accept only NTSC video (this is generally the
case in North America); better results are obtained by using
‘Auto’, but your TV must be able to support PAL.
CR-9000 This selects the black Arcam CR-9000 learning remote
control
Other
A non-Arcam learning remote control is being used
It is important to choose ‘Other’ if the learning remote in use does not
support RC-5 ‘toggle bits’.
PAL
OSD (ON SCREEN DISPLAY)
This setting controls the ‘pop up’ messages that appear on screen.
On
Pop-up messages are enabled
Off
No pop-up messages, only menus when required.
The video output is taken from that recorded on the disc.
When no disc is playing, the logo screen is displayed using
the standard of the last disc played.
PAL is always used as the video standard. Note that NTSC
discs are converted to PAL, but this causes some reduction
in the quality of the video output (and may cause the video
to become ‘jerky’). Better results will be obtained by using
‘Auto’, but your TV must be able to support NTSC.
PROGRESSIVE
Certain messages, such as ‘No Disc’ are always shown regardless of
how this is set.
This item is not applicable for the DV27A and should not be
changed.
PRIORITY
HQ VIDEO (HIGH QUALITY VIDEO)
Some DVD discs show different material, or have different behaviour,
depending on whether the disc is played on a DVD-video or on a
DVD-audio player. The “Priority” option allows you to configure the
DV27A to be (primarily) one or other of the player types.
This setting controls the type of video given out on the Component
and SCART video outputs. It is set at the factory to be appropriate for
the type of TV used in your country, so it is best not to change it. If it
gets set incorrectly then the picture shown on the TV will have strange
colouring.
Note that, although this setting may be changed after a disc has been
loaded into the DV27A, this setting does not take effect unless the disc
is re-loaded (or a different disc is played).
Component The video output on both the Component video (3
phonos) and SCART is Y, Pb, Pr component video.
RGB SCART The video output on both the Component video (3
phonos) and SCART is RGB. Note that if you are
using RGB output via phono connectors, you will also
need to use COMPOSITE as a sync signal.
VIDEO SETUP
NTSC BLACK (PEDESTAL)
Video 2/7
TV Shape
TV System
Progressive
HQ Video
NTSC Black
This setting controls the ‘pedestal’ signal or black level when the NTSC
video standard is used. Note that it does not affect PAL video or
Progressive Scan output in any way.
4:3 Letter Box
Auto
Not Applicable
RGB Scart
7.5 IRE(Standard)
0 IRE
This removes the pedestal from NTSC video. This setting
should be used in Japan, and also if you are using RGB
video, whatever the country.
7.5 IRE This is the standard pedestal level that should be used in
all countries that use NTSC video, with the exception of
Japan.
TV SHAPE
This needs to be set correctly for the type of TV you have and the
shape of display you prefer.
4:3 Letterbox Use this setting if you have a conventional 4:3 TV, and
you prefer to view wide screen movies in letterbox
format (with black bars at the top and bottom)
4:3 Panscan
Use this setting if you have a conventional 4:3 TV, and
you prefer to view wide screen movies in Pan & Scan
format (cropping the sides of the image)
16:9
Use this setting if you have a wide screen (16:9) TV.
Material in 16:9 format is displayed so as to fill the
screen.
If you have a 4:3 TV and you have set a preference for Panscan, it does
not mean you will always see movies in this format, since the Panscan
display must be supported on that disc.
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AUDIO SETUP
PRO LOGIC
Audio 3/7
Audio
Down-sample
Pro Logic
Audio Delay
Bitstream/2 Ch.
Max 48K
Off
Normal
Off
No Pro Logic processing is performed.
On
Pro Logic processing is performed on all appropriate twochannel material.
Auto
Pro Logic processing is performed when the audio track on
the DVD is indicated as being Dolby Surround encoded.
Note the following points:
This section allows you to configure the type of analogue and digital
audio outputs. In particular, the digital output type needs to be set
correctly if you are using an external audio decoder, receiver or D-A
converter.
AUDIO
Two different types of digital output are supported: ‘Bitstream’ and
‘Stereo PCM’.
Bitstream
2 channel PCM (on CDs or DVDs)
If the player is configured to have only two speakers connected
to it (described in the next section), then no Pro Logic decoding
will be performed.
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MP3 and WMA files, together with DVD-audio discs and any
96kHz (or above) material, are not suitable for Pro Logic
decoding and will never be processed.
The audio delay needs to be set according to whether you are using
standard outputs, or the progressive output from your DV27A.
Dolby Digital
MPEG multi channel
Normal
Choose this setting if you are using one of the
standard video outputs.
Progressive
Choose this setting to watch video via the
progressive video output of the DV27A.
DTS multi channel
When the “Stereo PCM” digital output is selected,
all audio material played is down-mixed to stereo
and output as stereo PCM. Use this setting if you
have an external D-A converter that supports
only 2-channel PCM.
DOWN-SAMPLE
This needs to be set correctly if you are using an external audio
decoder, receiver or D-A converter.
Max 96K Choose this option if your external audio decoder is able
to process digital audio with a sample rate of up to 96KHz,
or if you are not using the digital audio outputs. This is the
maximum sample rate present on DVD-video discs.
Since the digital and analogue outputs are closely related, the analogue
audio output reflects the digital output type selected.
The options available are as follows:
Bitstream +
6 Ch.
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Because the progressive scan processing takes several pictures
(frames) to produce a higher quality output, the audio signal needs to
be delayed so that video and audio remain synchronized.
Use the Bitstream setting if you have an external
decoder that supports Dolby Digital.
Stereo PCM
If two-channel output is selected via the “Audio” item, no Pro
Logic decoding will ever be performed.
AUDIO DELAY
The Bitstream setting supports the following audio
standards:
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Max 48K Choose this option if your external audio decoder is
unable to process digital audio with a sample rate of up to
96KHz.
The digital output is “Bitstream” (as described
above). The analogue audio will comprise up to
six channels of output, depending on the source
material, the speaker configuration (see the
“Speaker Setup” section) and the “Pro Logic”
setting (see below).
Bitstream +
2 Ch.
The digital output is “Bitstream” (as described
above). The analogue audio will comprise a 2channel stereo down-mix of the source material.
PCM + 2 Ch.
The digital output is “Stereo PCM” (as described
above). The analogue audio will comprise a 2channel stereo down-mix of the source material.
NOTE: This setting is relevant only to the output from
DVD-video discs.
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English
This controls ‘Pro Logic’ processing of the material. Pro Logic decoding
creates a four-channel surround output from sources that are encoded
in Dolby Surround format. It is relevant only when two-channel source
material is being played.
CROSSOVER FREQUENCY
SPEAKER CONFIGURATION
This setting defines the frequency at which bass redirection begins.
Frequencies below this level are redirected from ‘small’ speakers to
the Fronts or to the subwoofer; frequencies above this level are not
redirected.
Speakers 4/7
Front L/R
Centre
Large
Small
Surround L/R
Subwoofer
Stereo+Sub
Crossover Freq
Small
Present
Crossover
90Hz
The optimum crossover frequency depends on the characteristics of
your speaker set-up, and is best determined by experimentation.
TRIM SETUP
This menu screen allows you to specify the speaker configuration that
is connected to the analogue ouputs of your DVD player. (Note that
these settings do not affect the digital output in any way.) It is important
that this configuration accurately reflects the actual situation, otherwise
audio quality may be severely compromised.
Trims 6/7
Test Noise
Front Left
Front Right
Centre
Surround Left
Surround Right
Subwoofer
Stereo+Sub
The speakers are indicated as follows:
Front L/R
This is the setting for the ‘Front’ speakers (the
speakers used for 2-channel stereo output).
Centre
This is the ‘Centre’ speaker setting.
Surround L/R
This is the setting for the ‘Surround’ speakers
(normally next-to or behind the user).
Subwoofer
This is used to indicate whether a subwoofer is
connected.
Off
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
0dB
The relative sensitivity (volume) of different speakers can lead to some
speakers sounding disproportionately loud or quiet, relative to others
in the system. The trims setting of your DV27A can help to address
this inbalance.
For each speaker, the player can be configured to send either audio
with the full frequency range of the source material, or with a reduced
frequency range.The reduced frequency range option is used normally
when ‘satellite’ speakers are used for the surround channels; these
cannot handle low frequency information. Full frequency speakers are
commonly called ‘Large’ speakers, with reduced-range speakers given
the name ‘Small’. Low frequency information is re-routed from ‘small’
speakers to ‘large’ speakers, or to the subwoofer (depending on the
speaker configuration).
TEST NOISE
Setting this item to ‘On’ causes pink noise to be generated from the
speaker indicated by the on-screen highlight.The noise is at the volume
indicated by the slider for the speaker. Setting this to ‘On’ may be useful
in ensuring that the relative volume for each speaker is the same.
Note that this setting is set automatically to ‘Off ’ on exit from this
menu page.
NOTE:
TRIMS
1.
Any speaker that is not connected should be identified by
selecting ‘Not Present’ for that speaker.
2.
Although the DV27A is very flexible in the speaker
configurations it can handle, some restrictions have been
applied. For example, if no subwoofer is present, then it is
not possible to configure the Front speakers to be ‘Small’
since there would be nowhere to redirect the low frequency
information.
Trims for all the speakers can be set using the associated sliders. These
settings are useful if the speakers have different sensitivities (and so
have different volumes for the same input levels).
SUBWOOFER/STEREO+SUB TRIMS
Both the ‘Subwoofer’ and the ‘Stereo+Sub’ trims control the
subwoofer trim setting. ‘Subwoofer’ is the trim used when multichannel material is being played; ‘Stereo+Sub’ is the subwoofer trim
used with 2-channel material.
STEREO + SUB
This setting is relevant to 2-channel source material only (such as
CDs). It controls whether the low frequency information is redirected
to the subwoofer, or not.
None
No redirection of low-frequency information occurs;
all the audio is sent to the Front speakers.
Crossover
Low-frequency information is redirected to the
subwoofer, with the remaining (higher-frequency)
information sent to the Front speakers.
Duplicate
All the audio is sent to the Front speakers. In addition,
the low-frequency information is duplicated to the
subwoofer.
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ACCESS SETTING
COMPLETING THE SETUP
Access 7/7
Password
Rating
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View all films
To return to the setup menu at any time, ensure that there is no disc
playing and press the SETUP button.
PASSWORD
The password setting works in conjunction with the rating setting (the
next menu item), to provide a means of limiting content playback by
children (parental control).
You will see there are four dashes and a padlock symbol. Normally
the padlock symbol will be open and this means the parental control
is unlocked. Under this condition the rating setting may be freely
changed.
To lock the parental control, choose a suitable four digit number.
Don’t forget your password as you will need to know it to unlock the
player. Highlight ‘Password’ and enter your four digit number using the
numerical keys on the handset.
When all four digits have been entered, press OK on the handset. The
player is now locked and you will not be able to change the rating
setting.
To unlock the parental control, highlight ‘Password’ and enter your four
digit number, followed by OK.
NOTE: You can change the password any time you lock the player.
RATING
The rating setting is used in conjunction with the password to restrict
the content of DVD titles that may be played. To change this setting
the parental control must be unlocked.
The term ‘Parental level’ refers to a standard defined for DVDs.
DVD movies have a parental level between 1 and 8. Note that this
only applies to DVD video discs that have the parental level correctly
implemented. Some DVD video titles do not respond to parental
control settings, and Video CDs have no mechanism for parental
control.
View All
Titles of all parental levels will be played
No Adult Only material of parental level 4 or less may be played.
This corresponds to the MPAA (Motion Picture
Association of America) rating of PG-13
Kids Only Only material of parental level 1 may be played. This
corresponds to MPAA rating G.
Once the rating level has been set, DVD titles with parental level
higher than the setting will not play. Sometimes DVD video titles may
be produced that have the parental level set for specific scenes, so a
disc will play but skip or substitute certain scenes.
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English
Complete the setup procedure by pressing SETUP on the remote
control. This saves all the data and closes the setup menu. You can
press SETUP at any time while in a menu to quit from it.
Basic use of your DVD player
DV27A DVD PLAYER
LOAD
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
POWER
INTRODUCTION
FAST PLAY
‘Basic operation’ explains how to play a DVD, CD or other type of disc,
including the use of the CR-314 remote control.
Press
or
on the front panel or remote control to play fast
forward or backwards. For DVDs,VCDs and CDs the following speeds
for fast playback are available: x2, x4, x8, x20, x60 and x100. Press the
button repeatedly to cycle through the different speeds. To resume
normal playback speed, press PLAY.
More sophisticated features – such as special playback modes and
programming jumps and playback sequences – are described in
‘Advanced features’ sections.
Fast playback is not available for MP3 and WMA disks.
SKIPPING CHAPTERS/TRACKS
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
To skip chapters (or tracks on a CD), press
or
.
When skipping back, the first button press takes you to the beginning
of the current chapter. Pressing the button again takes you to the start
of the previous chapter.
SWITCHING ON
Switch the unit on by pressing the POWER button. The status LED
glows green when the unit is powered up and red when in standby
mode (standby is operated from the remote control).
Note that it is common for Video CDs to have only one track.
Note that the remote control sensor is located behind the FMJ badge.
Do not obstruct this or the remote will not work.
PAUSING PLAYBACK
HDCD INDICATOR
Press PAUSE on the front panel or on the remote control to pause
playback. To resume playback, press PLAY on the front panel or on
the handset.
HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) encoded CDs are
recognised automatically by the DV27A. To indicate that an HDCD
disc is currently playing, an LED beneath the FMJ badge lights.
STOPPING PLAYBACK
Press the STOP button on the front panel or
to stop playback.
on the remote control
When playing a DVD, pressing STOP once performs a ‘resume stop’. If
you now press PLAY, playback resumes from the point it was stopped.
PLAYING A DISC
LOADING A DISC
If you press STOP twice, this is a ‘complete stop’, and playback resumes
from the beginning of the disc.
Press LOAD on the front panel (or OPEN on the handset) and place the
disc on the tray, with the playback side facing down. Some discs are
double sided, in which case the side labelled ‘side A’ should face up, to
access side A.
FRONT PANEL MENU NAVIGATION
Should you need to navigate a disc or title menu from the front panel,
use PAUSE for ‘up’, STOP for ‘down’ , for ‘right’, for ‘left’ and PLAY for
‘OK’.
Press LOAD on the front panel to close the tray. The disc loads after a
pause of a few seconds.
PLAYING A DISC
Most DVDs begin playing automatically, but some titles begin by
displaying a menu. Select the menu item ‘Play movie’ (or similar) using
the cursor pad, then press OK to start playback.
For CDs and VCDs (and DVDs that do not play automatically), press
PLAY.
Note that when playing DVDs, the drive mechanism operates at much
higher speeds compared with CDs and may produce more noise
when loading and playing initial chapters.
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CD/DVD
0–9 keypad
Ensure that DVD mode is selected using the CD/DVD toggle
button. The ‘DVD’ LED above the CD/DVD button is lit briefly
when DVD mode is selected.
This allows direct access to individual tracks on audio CDs. To select
a track, press the corresponding keypad button followed by OK. For
tracks greater than 9, enter the digits in sequence. For example, to
play track 15, press 1, then 5, then OK.
DISP (display)
Dims or turns the DV27A’s display on or off. Turning the display
off generally gives a slight improvement in sound quality.
Pressing DISP once turns the display off; twice dims the display.
To restore the display to full brightness, press DISP a third time.
A–B
This button enables you to repeat a selected
section from the disc (see page 14).
RPT (repeat)
Standby
CD/DVD REMOTE
CD
Press STANDBY to toggle the standby state of the DVD player.
Note that Arcam CD players are not controlled by this button.
DVD
CD
DVD
1
2
3
DISP
4
5
6
A-B
7
8
9
RPT
CLEAR
0
PROG
Use CLEAR within the ‘Program’ and ‘Bookmark’ menus to clear a
numeric field (see pages 13–14).
PROG (program)
Press RPT to cycle through the repeat play options;
alternatively use the ‘Play modes’ menu.
You can program a selection of up to 20 chapters/tracks from
a disc to play in any order. Press PROG to access the ’Program’
menu (see page 13 and 15).
Page Up/Down (DVD-audio)/Slow play (other discs)
DVD-audio: Some DVD-audio discs all the user to browse
through images (photographs of the artist, lyrics, etc.) while
music is being played. Use the or buttons to change to the
previous/next page. Note that this is not availble on all DVD-audio
discs.
Fast play and Skip chapter/tracks
Play fast (
CLEAR
) and Skip (
) chapters/tracks
in both directions (see page 10).
OPEN
OK
OPEN
Opens and closes the disc tray.
Other discs: Press or on the remote control to play slow
forward or backwards. There are four speeds of slow playback: 1/5,
1/4, 1/3 and 1/2. Press the button repeatedly to cycle through the
different speeds. To resume normal playback speed, press PLAY.
Cursor pad and OK button
NOTE: Slow play does not apply to audio CDs or DVD-audio discs.
Use the cursor pad to navigate the On Screen Display (OSD) and
menu pages. Confirm your selection with the OK button.
MUTE
Playback control
Pause ( ), Play ( ) and Stop ( ) (see page 10).
MUTE
Stops sound to the speaker outputs of certain Arcam amplifiers.
Volume +/–
Adjusts the volume on Arcam remote-controllable amplifiers.
Note that the volume (+/–) controls and MUTE button have no
effect on the audio output level of the DVD players.
Advanced controls
P
MODE
SUBT
TITLE
MENU
ZOOM
AUDIO
MEM
RTN
ANGLE
SETUP
STATUS
SRCH
These buttons are described on the next page.
CR-314
NOTE: Remember to install the two AAA batteries
supplied before trying to use your remote control.
Do not place anything in front of the FMJ badge on the
left of the front panel (where the IR receiver is located),
or the remote control may not work.
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English
Using the remote control
Advanced controls
MEM (memorise)
It is possible to ‘bookmark’ up to three points on a
DVD title, so you can jump quickly to those parts
of the title in the future. Press MEM to access the
‘Bookmark’ menu (see page 14).
SUBT (subtitle)
TITLE
Press SUBT on the remote control to cycle through
the available subtitle languages, including ‘OFF’. Some
discs force subtitles on, over-riding player set up.
Press TITLE to access the DVD’s ‘Title’
menu. Note that this feature only applies
to multi-title discs.
MENU
Press MENU to access the DVD ‘Disc’ menu.
P MODE (play modes)
This navigation menu is specific to a disc and
varies for each title, but typically offers facilities
to select chapters, languages, and view extra
material such as trailers or documentaries.
Press P MODE to toggle random playback
(see page 13)
Once the menu has been accessed, use the
cursor pad to move around the menu and press
OK to activate a menu ‘button’.
ZOOM
Press ZOOM to enlarge a particular area of
the picture. Each press of the ZOOM button
increases the zoom, normally until a maximum
of 4x enlargement is reached (although the
amount of zoom possible varies depending on
the type of disc: in some cases no zooming is
possible). Pressing ZOOM when the maximum
enlargement has been reached returns the
image to normal size.
While using the zoom function, the cursor pad
can be used to move around within the image.
The zoom function can also be used when
playback is paused.
P
MODE
SUBT
TITLE
MENU
ZOOM
AUDIO
MEM
RTN
ANGLE
SETUP
STATUS
SRCH
Note that a zoom level of x1.25 is particularly
useful if the output from the DVD player is in
a screen format different from that of your TV.
A zoom of x1.25 when a ‘widescreeen’ image
is displayed on a 4:3 TV causes the bars at the
top and bottom of the screen to disappear
(although the sides of the image are lost); a
zoom of x1.25 when a 4:3 image is displayed on
a widescreen TV causes the bars at the side of
the image to disappear (although the top and
bottom of the image are lost).
RTN (return)
Press RTN to move back through the DVD
‘Disc’ and ‘Title’ menus. Note that this feature is
only of use with discs using multi-level menus.
SRCH (search)
It is possible to access any point on the disc directly
using the ‘Search’ menu.
Press SRCH to access the ‘Search’ menu (see page 13).
STATUS
Press STATUS once to show the elapsed and
remaining time of the disc. Press STATUS a second
time to give information about the current disc.
Press STATUS a third time to close the status
display.
ANGLE
Some DVDs offer the facility to select different
camera angles. If this feature is available the ‘camera’
symbol lights in the display.
The status information displayed varies depending
on the type of disc – DVD, CD or VCD.
Press ANGLE to cycle through the available angles.
AUDIO
SETUP
Some DVDs offer the facility to select different
audio tracks. Press AUDIO to cycle through
those available.
The TV displays the number, language and type of
audio track, e.g. ‘1 Eng DD 6CH’.
‘Setup’ allows you to configure the DV27A for use in
your system. Ensure that no disc is playing and press
SETUP to access the ‘Setup’ menu (see page 7).
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This section explains the more sophisticated DVD and VCD features,
such as special playback modes and using ‘bookmarks’. The operations
described here are not exactly the same for DVDs and VCDs, but are
similar enough to make it appropriate to group them together.
HIDDEN GROUPS
Some DVD-audio discs contain a “hidden group”, which is material
that may be accessed only by entering a four-digit password. The
hidden group is always the last group on the disc.
Note that many VCDs have a single track, so some operations involving
tracks will not be relevant.
To enter the password, and gain access to the hidden group, open the
search menu (by pressing the SRCH button on the remote control),
enter the group number of the hidden group, then press OK. You will
be prompted for the 4-digit password.
JUMPING TO A PARTICULAR POINT
Press the
menu:
SEARCH
Note that this is relevant only to some DVD-audio discs.
button on the remote control to open the ‘Search’
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SPECIAL PLAYBACK MODES
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S e a rc h
Ti m e :
Ti t l e / C h a p t e r :
Playback modes are available that allow repeat, shuffle and
programmed playback.
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REPEAT
Press the RPT button on the remote control to cycle through the
repeat options. For DVDs, a chapter or title repeat may be selected
(i.e. play continuously the current chapter or the current title). For
VCDs, a track or disc repeat is available.
If the disc is playing, then the elapsed time on the disc is shown in the
top right of the page.
When a chapter/track repeat is selected, the loop symbol on the front
panel display is illuminated and the current chapter/track is repeated. If
a title/disc repeat is selected, the loop symbol and ‘ALL’ are illuminated
and the current title/disc is repeated.
A jump can be performed using different specifiers: jump to a particular
time or to a specified chapter/track on the disc.
To cancel repeat, press the RPT button until ‘Repeat: Off ’ is displayed.
TIME
SHUFFLE
Highlight the ‘Time’ field and enter the time in hours, minutes and
seconds, then press OK. The Search menu is removed from the screen
and playback starts from the time specified. Invalid time entries are
ignored.
Press the
play on.
P MODE
button on the remote control to to switch shuffle
The ‘RAND’ (random play) indicator shows on the display, and the
chapters/tracks are played in random order.
TITLE/CHAPTER
To cancel random play, press the P MODE button for a second time.
(Applies to DVDs only) To jump to a title or chapter, highlight the
title/chapter position and enter the number of the title/chapter to
jump to, before pressing OK. It is possible to jump to a chapter within
a different title to the current one by entering a value into both fields.
Note that specifying a title without a chapter will jump to the first
chapter in the title.
PERFORMING AN A-B REPEAT
The DV27A can repeat a specific section of a DVD or VCD; this is
called an A-B repeat.
GROUP/TRACK
To perform an A-B repeat, wait until the disc is at the point where you
want the repeat to start, then press A-B. The TV display shows a repeat
symbol, followed by ‘A–’, and the front panel shows ‘A–’.
(Applicable to DVD-audio discs only.) To jump to a group or track,
highlight the group/track position and enter the number of the group/
track to jump to, before pressing OK. It is possible to jump to a track
within a different group to the current one by entering a value into
both fields. Note that specifying a group without a track will jump to
the first track in the group.
Press A-B again at the point you want the repeat to end. The repeat
symbol, followed by ‘A-B’ is shown on the TV monitor, and the front
panel shows ‘A-B’. The selected section is repeated in a loop.
To cancel the A-B repeat, press
displayed on the TV monitor.
TRACK
(VCDs only) To jump to a specified track on a VCD, enter the track
number in the ‘Track’ field, then press OK. Note that many VCDs have
only one track.
CLOSING THE SEARCH MENU
When displayed, this menu screen can be closed again by pressing the
SRCH button (which also has the effect of cancelling the search).
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A-B
again. A ‘cancelled’ message is
English
Advanced DVD and VCD features
DVD-AUDIO
TO PROGRAM A SPECIAL SEQUENCE
The programming of a sequence for a DVD-audio disc is essentially
the same as for a DVD-video disc, and the instructions given above
should be followed. For DVD-audio discs, the “titles with chapters”
combination found on DVD-video discs changes to “groups with
tracks”.
Press PROG on the remote control to open the ‘Programme’ menu.
Note that playback must be stopped first.
DVD-VIDEO
The bottom of the screen shows the number of titles present on
the disc, together with the number of chapters in the title selected
currently (or the first title if no title has yet been specified). Below
this is an information line, giving relevant information for the cursor
position.
Play
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
6: – –
7: – –
8: – –
9: – –
10: – –
11:
12:
13:
14:
15:
VCD
The bottom of the screen shows the number of tracks present on the
disc. Below this is an information line, giving relevant information for
the cursor position.
You can enter a sequence of up to 20 tracks for programmed playback.
If you enter data that is invalid for the current disc, the field is erased
automatically.
Clear All
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
To program the player, highlight the first entry (using the cursor pad on
the remote control), then press the number of the track you want to
play first. To enter a second track, move down, then type the number
of the second track to play, etc. To enter a track number greater than
9, press the two digits sequentially (e.g., for track 10, first press 1, then
press 0).
2 Title(s) on this disc.
27 Chapter(s) in this title.
Enter title number.
To play the programme you have entered, highlight the PLAY button
on the screen and press OK. The ‘PROG’ indicator shows on the front
panel display and the programmed sequence begins.
You can enter a sequence of up to 20 title/chapter combinations for
programmed playback. If you enter data that is invalid for the current
disc, the field is erased automatically.
If you make a mistake while programming, you can clear a single field
by highlighting it and pressing CLEAR. To clear all the fields at once,
highlight the ‘CLEAR ALL’ button on the screen and press OK.
A number of aids have been built in to the programme menu to make
it easier to use. These are best illustrated by an example. Let’s assume
that you want to play chapters 5, 7, 9, 4, 8, 3, and 1 (in that order) of
title 1, then all of title 2.
Play
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
1
1
1
1
1
5
7
9
4
8
6: 1 3
7: 1 1
8: 2 All
9: – –
10: – –
11:
12:
13:
14:
15:
To stop the programmed sequence and return to normal playback,
select the ‘PLAY’ button in the programme menu with no programme
specified. This clears programme mode and causes normal playback
order to be resumed.
Clear All
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
–
–
–
–
–
Note that in programmed playback mode, skipping track forward or
back skips forward or back through the programmed sequence.
–
–
–
–
–
GENERAL
To play the programme you have entered, highlight the ‘PLAY’ button
on the screen and press OK. The ‘PROG’ indicator shows in the display
and the programmed sequence begins.
2 Title(s) on this disc.
27 Chapter(s) in this title.
Enter title number.
If you make a mistake while programming, you can clear a single field
by highlighting it and pressing CLEAR. To clear all the fields at once,
highlight the ‘CLEAR ALL’ button on the screen and press OK.
First, highlight the title position for the first programmed item (as
shown in the screen above). Then press the number 1 on the remote
control: ‘1’ is shown in the position. Using the remote control, press
to highlight the chapter position. The message at the bottom of
the screen changes accordingly, prompting you for the required
information. Press 5 on the remote handset.
To stop the programmed sequence and return to normal playback,
select the PLAY button in the programme menu, with no programme
specified. This clears the programme mode and causes normal
playback order to be resumed.
Note that skipping forward or back through tracks while in
programmed play mode skips through the programmed sequence.
Since we have a number of chapters all from the same title, it would
be a lot of work to have to enter the title number each time. Press
on the remote handset. Notice that the player assumes that the title
number remains the same for this entry as for the previous one. Enter
the remaining chapter numbers, pressing after each one. (Note that
pressing at the bottom of a column places the cursor at the top of
the next column.)
Next, we want to specify all of title 2. For this, highlight the title position
of the next entry (entry 8) and enter the number 2, indicating title 2.
Highlight the chapter position and, without entering any number, press
. The player fills in the text ‘All’ to indicate that all the chapters in title
2 will be played.
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The DV27A DVD player has the ability to handle MP3, WMA and
JPEG files, when these are burned onto a CD-R or CD-RW disc.
Picture/Photo CDs are also playable. These file types may be mixed
together, if desired.
This section explains the more sophisticated features of the DV27A
relating to audio-CDs and for CD-ROMs that contain MP3, WMA and
JPEG files. Operation of both types of discs on the player is similar,
except that CD-ROMs can have directories and sub-directories, while
audio-CDs do not have a directory structure.
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The names of the tracks in this directory. For audio-CDs, the text
‘Track 1’, etc., is shown here. For CD-ROMs, the text shown here
is based on the file name of the track.
bk
When playing CD-ROMs, the full name of the file being played is
displayed here (subject to screen space).
bl
When playing CD-ROMs, tag information from MP3 and WMA
files is displayed here, if present on the disc.
bm
Helpful messages to the user are displayed here. When the disc
is loaded, the PAF button (7) is highlighted. This means that
loading the disc and pressing PLAY or OK is enough to set the
disc playing.
In this section of the document, we use the term ‘CD-ROM’ to refer
to a CD-R or CD-RW disc containing MP3, WMA or JPEG files, and
including Picture/Photo CDs.
All of these advanced features use on-screen menus, so a TV monitor
is required.
PLAYER MODE
When playing audio-CDs or CD-ROMs, the player can be in one of
three modes:
SCREEN LAYOUT
Browse mode: the user is free to navigate around the disc directory
structure (while playback is stopped). Valid files in each directory
(files that can be played) are displayed on the screen. Pressing PLAY
while the cursor is on a valid file will start playback from that point,
continuing to the end of the disc. Alternatively, the PD or PAF buttons
can be used to start playback.
When an audio-CD or CD-ROM disc is detected by the DVD player,
the disc navigator screen is displayed.
STOP Browse Disc Track
/MP3–44100–320kbp
Up
1
2
3
4
5
Programme mode: the user is free to navigate around the disc
directory structure (while playback is stopped). Valid files in each
directory are displayed on the screen. Pressing OK while the cursor is
on a valid file will cause the file to be added to the programmed list,
(or removed from the list if it had been added previously).
86:28:15 00:03:27
PAF
PD
2People
Chillin
FeelingGood
TheWord
YourLove
Playlist mode: no navigation of the disc may be performed; the
player starts at the beginning of the programmed playlist, and plays
through to the end.
Mp3 Info:
2People.mp3
Artist:
Jean-Jaques Smoothie
Album:
Song:
2 People
Comment:
320kbps/44100H
Genre: Disco
Year: ---Browse. press ‘OK’ to play.
BROWSING THE DISC (BROWSE MODE)
By default, the disc navigator is in ‘Browse’ mode. In this mode, the user
can navigate around the disc (using the cursor pad for direction and
‘OK’ to select an option). Use the ‘Up’ button to move to a higherlevel directory; to enter a lower-level directory, press OK when the
directory name is highlighted.
The screen shown above is the disc navigator screen, in this example
showing a CD-R containing MP3 files. The following items can be
identified:
1
2
3
The user command indicator.
4
The playback time of the current track, and the total playback
time.
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Fast forward and fast rewind do not work with MP3 or WMA
playback.
5
6
For CD-ROMs, this area shows the current directory.
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Skipping forward past the end of a directory with CD-ROMs
causes playback to continue from the next directory containing
valid files. Skip-back can be performed only as far as the beginning
of the current directory.
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‘PAF’ – Play All Files on the disc. Starting from the first valid
file/track, all valid files/tracks on the disc are played, in the order
found.
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Directory trees may be up to 10 directories deep.
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‘PD’ – Play Directory. (CD-ROMs only). Starting from the first
valid file in the current directory, all the (valid) files in the current
directory are played.
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Only sample rates of 44.1kHz and 48kHz are supported for MP3
and WMA files.
At any time, press PLAY or OK to begin playback from the file/track
highlighted currently. Navigation around the current directory is
possible during playback, but playback stops automatically if you
attempt to navigate out of the current directory. Please note the
following:
The mode of the player. This is described in more detail below.
The current track number and the total number of tracks in this
directory (for CD-ROM discs), or on the whole disc (for audioCDs).
‘Up’ – for CD-ROMs, selecting this button changes directory to
one level above the current one. This button is not shown for
audio-CDs, or if the current directory is at the top level.
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Long file names, of up to 64 characters (Joliet standard), are
supported.
English
Advanced MP3/WMA/JPEG and audio CD features
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For MP3 playback, the following constant bit rates are supported:
32, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 256 and 320 kilobits per second.
Variable bitrate (VBR) between 96kb/s and 320kb/s is also
supported.
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For WMA playback, the following constant bit rates are
supported: 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160, and 192 kilobits per second.
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CD-ROM discs may contain files other than MP3, WMA or
JPEGs, but these will not be displayed on the screen.
If you make a mistake while programming, you can clear a single field
by highlighting it and pressing CLEAR. To clear all the fields at once,
highlight the ‘CLEAR ALL’ button on the screen and press OK.
To stop the programmed sequence and return to normal playback,
select the ‘PLAY’ button in the programme menu with no programme
specified. This clears programme mode and causes normal playback
order to be resumed.
Note that in programmed playback mode, skipping track forward or
back skips forward or back through the programmed sequence.
Because of differences in the many MP3 and WMA encoders available,
we recommend that you conduct a test recording before transferring
large numbers of files to CD-R or CD-RW for subsequent playback
on the DV27A.
The player returns to ‘Browse’ mode if no programme has been
entered when PROG is pressed for a second time.
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK (CD-ROM)
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK (AUDIO-CDS)
Pressing the PROG button on the remote control stops playback
(if active) and changes the player mode to ‘Programme’ mode (as
indicated at point (2)).
Press PROG on the remote control to open the ‘Programme’ menu.
Playback must be stopped first.
The bottom of the screen shows the number of tracks present on the
disc. Below this is an information line, giving relevant information for
the cursor position.
Play
1:
2:
3:
4:
5:
1
2
3
4
5
6: 6
7: 7
8: 8
9: 9
10: 10
11:
12:
13:
14:
15:
Navigating the directory tree is the same as described earlier for
‘Browse’ mode. Files from any location on the disc may be added to
the playlist by moving the cursor to the file, then pressing OK on the
remote control. Files that are present in the playlist are shown with a
light blue highlight.
Clear All
11
12
13
– –
– –
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
–
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–
–
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–
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To remove a file from the playlist, move the cursor to the file and press
OK. The blue highlight disappears from the file, indicating that the file
is no longer in the playlist. To remove all files from the playlist, press
CLEAR on the remote control.
13 Track(s) on this disc.
When you have entered the programme to your satisfaction, press the
PROG button again. This changes the display to show the programmed
list (‘Playlist’ mode) and playback starts automatically.
Enter title number.
Playback can be stopped and started using the STOP and PLAY keys,
as normal. To stop the programmed sequence and return to normal
playback, press the PROG button for a third time; this stops playback
and changes the player to ‘Browse’ mode.
You can enter a sequence of up to 20 tracks for programmed playback.
If you enter data that is invalid for the current disc, the field will be
erased automatically.
To program the player, highlight the first entry (using the cursor pad on
the remote control), then press the number of the track you want to
play first. To enter a second track, move down, then type the number
of the second track to play, etc. To enter a track number greater than
9, press the two digits sequentially (e.g., for track 10, first press 1, then
press 0).
SHUFFLE AND REPEAT
Note that this section is valid for audio-CDs only.
REPEAT
To play the programme you have entered, highlight the PLAY button
on the screen and press OK. The ‘PROG’ indicator shows on the front
panel display and the programmed sequence begins.
Press the RPT button on the remote control to cycle throught the
repeat options. ‘Track’ or ‘Disc’ (i.e. all) repeat are available.
When a track repeat is selected, the loop symbol on the front panel
display is illuminated and the current track is repeated. If a disc repeat
is selected, the loop symbol and ‘ALL’ are illuminated and the entire
disc is repeated.
To cancel repeat, press the RPT button until the Repeat symbols on
the front panel display are no longer illuminated.
SHUFFLE
Press the
play.
P MODE
button on the remote control to activate shuffle
The ‘RAND’ (random play) indicator shows on the display, and the
tracks are played in random order.
To cancel random play, press the P MODE button for a second time.
Note that Repeat and Shuffle cannot be set at the same time.
NOTE: If a programmed sequence is shuffled using the P MODE
button on the remote control, pressing P MODE again will not
‘unshuffle’ the programme.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Remote control not working
DVD not selected
Select DVD using the remote’s CD/DVD toggle switch
Batteries not installed, incorrectly
installed, or flat
Check battery compartment and reinstall batteries if necessary
Obstruction between IR lens and
remote control
Remove any obstruction
Player does not respond consistently to
the remote control
The player is not configured to use the
correct remote type
Change the ‘Remote Type’ item on the ‘Operation’ page of the Set-up menu to
the correct type
Player does not respond to a learning
remote control
The remote control has not been
programmed correctly
Reprogram the remote control. If programming from the supplied (ARCAM)
remote control, ensure that the ARCAM remote control is configured to DVD
and not to CD (see above)
What are the discrete on/off codes for
use with my learning remote?
The system code for the DVD player is 25 (hex. 0x19). The on/off codes are:
On = 123 (hex. 0x7b)
Off = 124 (hex. 0x7c)
A complete list of codes can be found on our website at www.arcam.co.uk
PROBLEMS WITH VIDEO OUTPUT
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
No picture!
Incorrect input selected on the TV
Select the appropriate video input on the TV (consult your TV handbook)
Bad video connection from DV27A
to TV
Check connections at both ends and, if necessary, try an alternative cable
The player has been put into standby
(the power LED is red)
Press the green button on the remote control to bring the player out of standby
Progressive scan output from the
DVD player is being used, but the
television (or another device in the
signal path) cannot handle progressive
scan input
Use the interlaced video connections instead of those for progressive scan
‘Black bars’ are shown at the top and
bottom of the screen
This can occur when a ‘Wide screen’ film is viewed on a 4:3 format television.
Even with a 16:9 format television, ‘black bars’ may still be visible. This is because the DVD being viewed, although ‘Wide
screen’, is not in 16:9 format. Many films are in 1:2.35 format, which will not completely fill a 16:9 screen.
Picture is coloured strangely
‘HQ video’ is set incorrectly in ‘Setup’
menu
Enter the ‘Setup’ menu and check the ‘HQ video’ setting (see page 8)
Component or RGB video leads are
crossed
Check wiring between the DV27A and the TV monitor
‘TV system’ is set incorrectly in ‘Setup’
menu
Enter the ‘Setup’ menu and check the ‘TV system’ setting (see page 8)
Picture is ‘jerky’ or shimmers
This occurs when NTSC discs (such
as those from the USA) are played in
a machine where the output is set to
PAL (such as those sold in Europe), or
vice-versa
If your television can handle both NTSC- and PAL-format video, then enter the
‘Setup’ menu and change the ‘TV system’ setting (on the ‘Video’ page) to ‘Auto’.
No progressive video output
The television is not connected to the
progressive scan video connectors
See page 8 of this handbook
The picture freezes for a moment
approximately half way through a film
This is caused by the player changing
layers on a two-layer disc
There is no fault.
Further information about disc layer changes can often be found on the rear
cover of the disc packaging.
The picture freezes for a moment at
random points in a film
The disc is dirty or damaged
A damaged or dirty disc may cause audio and/or video drop-outs to occur (and
may be accompanied by increased drive noise). Clean or replace the disc.
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PROBLEMS WITH REMOTE CONTROLS
PROBLEMS WITH AUDIO OUTPUT
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
No sound!
Incorrect input selected on audio
device (decoder, receiver, amplifier,
etc.)
Select the appropriate input on the audio device (consult that product’s
handbook)
Bad audio connection (analogue or
digital) from DV27A to audio device
Check connections at both ends and, if necessary, try an alternative cable
A two-channel source, such as a CD,
is being played
There is no fault
The ‘Audio’ is set incorrectly in the
‘Setup’ menu
Enter the ‘Setup’ menu and change the ‘Audio’ setting to ‘Bitstream/6ch.’
(see page 9)
The centre/rear speakers are
configured incorrectly in the ‘Setup’
menu
Enter the ‘Setup’ menu and change the settings on the ‘Speakers’ page to reflect
your speaker configuration (see page 10)
Bad connection between the DV27A
and the amplifier/receiver or the
amplifier/receiver and the speakers
Check connections at both end and, if necessary, try alternative cables
No sound from the centre/rear
speakers
PROBLEMS WITH DISC PLAYABILITY
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Player loads disc but does not play, or
play-back halts unexpectedly (perhaps
with the message ‘Invalid Region’ being
displayed)
Not all discs play automatically when
loaded
Press PLAY
There is a fault in the manufacturing
of the disc
Some discs are manufactured incorrectly, and are known to cause problems on
ARCAM (and other) DVD players. Naturally, we aim to support all discs; from
time-to-time we issue software upgrades for the player that fixes new problems
of which we are aware. Please contact ARCAM customer support for further
details.
The disc is from the wrong region
DVD discs are designed to be played only in the region that they are sold in (for
example, discs from the USA are ‘Region 1’ and discs from Europe are ‘Region 2’).
Your player is factory-configured to play discs from the region it is to be sold in,
and may not play discs from other regions.
Disc does not play and ‘Bad Disc’ is
displayed
The disc is damaged or dirty, or does
not contain any files that the DV27A
can handle
Remove disc from tray and check surfaces for damage or dirt. In the case of a
CD-ROM, check that the disc contains valid MP3/WMA or JPEG files.
Cannot enter player ‘Setup’ menu
Disc still playing
Stop disc, and press SETUP on remote control (see page 7)
Some MP3/WMA files cannot be
played
There are some restrictions on the
type of MP3/WMA files that the
DV27A player can play
See page 17 of this Handbook
The player takes a long time to identify
a CD
Since this is a DVD player (primarily), it checks for discs in the following order: DVDs, SVCDs, VCDs, CDs. Therefore it
takes longer to identify a CD than any other disc type.
The front-panel display is not
illuminated
The front-panel display has been
switched off
The front panel supports three different levels of illumination. Press the ‘DISP’
button on the remote control to select your preferred level
BEFORE CONTACTING CUSTOMER SERVICES
If any problem persists or cannot be cured using the advice given,
either contact your Arcam dealer or Arcam customer support.
This information is shown for approximately two seconds, and is the
following format:
Before contacting Arcam customer services with a question however,
it is useful to have various version and region numbers available. This
information is displayed in the top left corner of the screen when the
player is first switched on (or brought out of standby).
software version/ drive version/ Arcam shipping region/ DVD region.
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General
Power Requirements
115V or 230V AC, set by voltage selector switch on rear panel
Power consumption
<30W
Dimensions
430mm x 90mm x 280mm
Weight
net: 6.2kg; packed: 7.8kg
Video outputs
Composite video
1 x gold plated phono:
1V pk-pk into 75Ω
S-Video
1 x 4-pin mini-DIN:
Y 1V pk-pk in 75Ω, C 0.3V pk-pk into 75Ω
SCART socket with RGB video
All 0.7V into 75Ω, composite video 1V into 75Ω, and stereo audio.
Auto switching of TV with aspect ratio control
Progressive scan video
Pure Progressive™ motion adaptive 4-field processing by Silicon Image Corporation
3 gold plated phono sockets:
Y 1V pk-pk into 75Ω; Pb 0.7V pk-pk into 75Ω; Pr 0.7V pk-pk into 75Ω
Audio outputs
Analogue audio outputs
6 channel outputs on gold plated phono sockets
Output level
2.2V rms at 0dB signal, 4V rms on left and right with HDCD discs
Frequency response
20Hz to 20kHz (+0.1db, –0.5dB)
THD+N
<0.005% for 1kHz 0dB signal, measured 22Hz–22kHz, unweighted
Signal-to-noise ratio
105dB, measured 20Hz–20kHz, unweighted
Digital audio output (IEC958)
PCM/Dolby digital/MPEG/DTS on gold plated phono (coaxial) and TOSLINK (optical)
Accessories supplied
CR-314 remote control
2 x AAA batteries
Mains lead
E&OE
Continual improvement policy
NOTE: All specification values are typical unless otherwise stated.
Arcam has a policy of continual improvement for its products. This
means that designs and specifications are subject to change without
notice.
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Technical specifications
Guarantee
WORLDWIDE GUARANTEE
FOR FURTHER DETAILS CONTACT ARCAM AT:
This entitles you to have the unit repaired free of charge, during the
first two years after purchase, at any authorised Arcam distributor
provided that it was originally purchased from an authorised Arcam
dealer or distributor. The manufacturer can take no responsibility for
defects arising from accident, misuse, abuse, wear and tear, neglect
or through unauthorised adjustment and/or repair, neither can they
accept responsibility for damage or loss occurring during transit to or
from the person claiming under the guarantee.
Arcam Customer Support Department,
Pembroke Avenue, Waterbeach, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 9QR, England
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 203203
Fax:
+44 (0)1223 863384
Email:
support@arcam.co.uk
PROBLEMS?
If your dealer is unable to answer any query regarding this or any other
Arcam product please contact Arcam Customer Support on +44 (0)
1223 203203 or write to us at the above address and we will do our
best to help you.
THE WARRANTY COVERS:
Parts and labour costs for two years from the purchase date. After two
years you must pay for both parts and labour costs.The warranty does
not cover transportation costs at any time.
CLAIMS UNDER GUARANTEE
This equipment should be packed in the original packing and returned
to the dealer from whom it was purchased, or failing this, directly to
the Arcam distributor in the country of residence.
It should be sent carriage prepaid by a reputable carrier -– NOT by
post. No responsibility can be accepted for the unit whilst in transit
to the dealer or distributor and customers are therefore advised to
insure the unit against loss or damage whilst in transit.
Other languages
ON LINE REGISTRATION
Check the Arcam website (www.arcam.co.uk) for further languages.
You can register your Arcam product on line at:
www.arcam.co.uk/reg
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telephone +44 (0)1223 203203 fax +44 (0)1223 863384 email support@arcam.co.uk website www.arcam.co.uk
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