Arcam DV27 Specifications

Arcam DV27 Specifications
Progressive scan DVD player DV27
Lecteur de DVD à balayage
progressif DV27
DVD-Spieler mit progressiver
Abtastung DV27
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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 DV27.
The remote control handset supplied with the equipment is also
described.
CONTENTS
Welcome to the DV27 DVD player .......................................... 3
It may be that the DV27 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.
Safety guidelines ............................................................................. 4
Important safety instructions ...........................................................4
Safety compliance...................................................................................4
Positioning the unit ................................................................................5
Connecting Video outputs.................................................................5
Installation ....................................................................................... 5
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 the power on......................................................................7
Obtaining a TV picture ........................................................................7
Using the Set-up menus .....................................................................7
Operational setup ..................................................................................7
Video setup................................................................................................8
Audio setup ...............................................................................................9
Access setting ...........................................................................................9
Completing the set-up ..................................................................... 10
DISC TYPES SUPPORTED
The ARCAM DV27 DVD player plays a range of disc types. These
include:
 DVD-video (single region, set at factory)
 CDDA (‘normal’ audio-CDs) including HDCD decoding, CD-R,
and CD-RW
Basic use of your DVD player.................................................. 11
Introduction ............................................................................................ 11
Front panel controls........................................................................... 11
Playing a disc........................................................................................... 11
 Video CD, including variants such as CVCD, SVCD and DVCD
 MP3 and WMA audio files, when on a CD-ROM or
CD-R/CD-RW (some restrictions apply)
 Picture CDs (JPEG image files).
Using the remote control .......................................................... 12
Advanced controls ...................................................................... 13
Advanced DVD and VCD features........................................... 14
Jumping to a particular point ........................................................ 14
Special playback modes.................................................................... 14
Peforming an A-B repeat................................................................. 14
To program a special sequence................................................... 15
Advanced MP3/WMA/JPEG and audio CD features ........... 16
Screen layout.......................................................................................... 16
Player mode............................................................................................ 16
Browsing the disc (Browse mode) ............................................ 16
Programmed playback (Audio CDs)........................................ 17
Programmed playback (CD-ROM)........................................... 17
Shuffle and Repeat.............................................................................. 17
Reference: Troubleshooting ....................................................... 18
Problems with remote controls .................................................. 18
Problems with video output ......................................................... 18
Problems with audio output ......................................................... 19
Problems with disc playability ....................................................... 19
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.
Technical specifications............................................................... 20
Guarantee...................................................................................... 21
On line registration............................................................................. 21
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.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic”, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Confidential unpublished works, Copyright © 1992–1997 Dolby Laboratories. All rights
reserved.
Manufactured under licence from Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
US Pat. No. 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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English
Welcome to the DV27 DVD player
Safety guidelines
CAUTION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
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.
9. Power sources
CAUTION:To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove cover
(or back). No user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified
service personnel.
Only connect the appliance to a power supply of the type described in
the operating instructions or as marked on the appliance.
10. Power-cord protection
WARNING:To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose
this apparatus to rain or moisture.
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.
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.
11. Grounding
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 product.
Ensure that the grounding means of the appliance is not defeated.
12. Power lines
CAUTION: In Canada and the USA, to prevent electric shock, match
the wide blade of the plug to the wide slot in the socket and insert the
plug fully into the socket.
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power lines.
13. Non-use periods
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
14. Abnormal smell
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:
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.
1.Take heed of warnings and instructions
15. Servicing
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.
You should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that described
in this handbook. All other servicing should be referred to qualified
service personnel.
2. Water and moisture
16. Damage requiring service
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.
The appliance should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A.
the power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged, or
3. Object or liquid entry
B.
objects have fallen, or liquid has spilled into the appliance, or
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.
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
4.Ventilation
E.
the appliance has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
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.
SAFETY COMPLIANCE
5. Heat
This product has been designed to meet the IEC 60065 international
electrical safety standard.
Locate the appliance away from naked flames or heat producing
equipment such as radiators, stoves or other appliances (including
other amplifiers) that produce heat.
6. Climate
The appliance has been designed for use in moderate climates.
7. Racks and stands
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.
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Installation
REMOTE
IN
Pb/B
PROGRESSIVE VIDEO
VIDEO OUT
SUPPLY
VOLTAGE
SCART A/V OUT
COMPOSITE
COMPONENT
Y
S VIDEO
G
DIGITAL OUT
OPTICAL
230V
POWER INLET
Y/G
English
Pr/R
Pb
B
COAX
Pr
R
L
AUDIO OUT
R
PCM/BITSTREAM
1
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 DV27 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 VIDEO OUTPUTS
If you are using a SCART connection to your TV, it is best to mute your
TV’s speakers because SCART also carries stereo audio signals; this
prevents audio coming through the TV.
To view the pictures from the DVD player you need to connect one of
its video outputs to a TV, monitor or projector.
AV control: The SCART output has a control signal that switches your
TV to its SCART input when the DV27 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.
The DV27 has five video outputs:
 Component video
 RGB
 S-Video
S-VIDEO
 Composite 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.
 Progressive scan component 525P (480P) and 625P (576P)
video.
COMPOSITE VIDEO
You only need to use one type of video from the list. Choose a type
that your TV supports.
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: If your TV supports none of these types of video then it’s
time to purchase a new TV!
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.
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 SVideo 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’.
DV27
alternative
alternative
alternative
Y
Y
Y
Y
Pb
Cb
(B–Y)
U
Pr
Cr
(R–Y)
V
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.
PROGRESSIVE VIDEO
If your television is capable of accepting a progressively scanned video
signal, you may wish to use the progressive video output from the
DV27.
To connect the progressive output of the DV27 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.
NOTE: Component video DVD players and TVs are not generally
available in Europe.
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CONNECTING TO A POWER SUPPLY
CONNECTING DIGITAL AUDIO
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 coax or optical lead. These digital outputs
provide 2-channel PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG multi-channel
audio, depending on the source material. It is also possible to set the
digital output to always output 2-channel PCM (stereo mix-down)
using the setup menu.
MAINS LEAD
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 possible, use the coax 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.
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.
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.
If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is different,
consult your Arcam dealer or Arcam Customer Support on
+44 (0)1223 203200.
CONNECTING ANALOGUE AUDIO
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 an external decoder is not available then the DVD player’s analogue
audio outputs will need to be used. You may also wish to use the
analogue outputs when listening to CDs, to take advantage of the DVD
player’s high quality D-A converters.
Put the plug on the other end of the cable into your power supply
socket and switch the socket on.
Two pairs of identical outputs are provided. Connect one of these to
your amplifier’s input using a suitable pair of interconnect cables.
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.
REMOTE CONTROL INPUT
The REMOTE IN input can be used to pass RC5 code to the DV27 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.
Operation 1/4
OSD Language
DVD Menu
Subtitle
Audio
Remote type
OSD Status
Priority
SWITCHING THE POWER ON
English
English
English
English
CR-134
On
Not applicable
Press in the POWER button on the front panel. The power LED above
the switch lights green.
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
This setting controls the subtitles displayed on the TV.
To protect your screen from damage caused by persistent static images,
a ‘screen saver’ facility activates after a few minutes of inactivity.
USING THE SET-UP MENUS
Off
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
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.
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.
Ensure that no disc is playing and press SETUP on the remote control: a
menu appears on the TV screen.
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.
The Set-up menu comprises four 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, then 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.
AUDIO
This controls the default audio track, when there is more than one
audio track present.
To change page, highlight the page bar at the top of the screen and use
the LEFT/RIGHT controls to move through the pages.
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.
English
English language, if available
French
French language, if available, etc. (six languages are
supported)
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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English
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
CR-9000
This selects the black ARCAM CR-9000 learning
remote control
Other
A non-ARCAM learning remote control is being
used
Auto
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.
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.
PAL
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.
It is important to choose ‘Other’ if the learning remote in use does not
support RC-5 ‘toggle bits’.
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.
Certain messages, such as ‘No Disc’ are always shown regardless of
how this is set.
PROGRESSIVE
PRIORITY
This item is not applicable to the DV27 and should not be changed.
This item is not applicable for the DV27, and should not be changed.
HQ VIDEO (HIGH QUALITY VIDEO)
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.
VIDEO SETUP
Video 2/4
TV Shape
TV System
Progressive
HQ Video
NTSC Black
4:3 Letterbox
Auto
Not Applicable
RGB Scart
7.5 IRE(Standard)
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.
NTSC BLACK (PEDESTAL)
This setting controls the ‘pedestal’ signal or black level when the NTSC
video standard is used. Note that it does not affect PAL video in any
way.
TV SHAPE
This needs to be set correctly for the type of TV you have and the type
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.
8
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.
AUDIO SETUP
ACCESS SETTING
Password
Rating
Bitstream/2 Ch.
Max 48K
Not applicable
Normal
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.
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View all films
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).
AUDIO
Two different types of digital output are supported: ‘Bitstream/2Ch’ and
‘PCM/2Ch’.
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.
The ‘Bitstream’ setting supports the following audio standards:
 2 channel PCM (on CDs or DVDs)
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.
 Dolby Digital
 MPEG multi channel
 DTS multi channel
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.
Use the Bitstream setting if you have an external decoder that supports
Dolby Digital.
Stereo PCM: When the ‘PCM/2Ch’ 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.
To unlock the parental control, highlight ‘Password’ and enter your four
digit number, followed by OK.
Note that the analogue output is muted when a DTS soundtrack is
played, since DTS is not decoded.
NOTE: You can change the password any time you lock the
player.
DOWN-SAMPLE
RATING
This needs to be set correctly if you are using an external audio
decoder, receiver or D-A converter.
Max 96K
Max 48K
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.
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.
The term ‘Parental level’ refers to a standard defined for DVDs. DVD
movies may 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.
Choose this option if your external audio
decoder is unable to process digital audio with a
sample rate of up to 96kHz.
View All
Titles of all parental levels will be played
Note that this setting is relevant only to the output from DVD-video
discs.
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
PRO LOGIC
Kids Only
Only material of parental level 1 may be played.
This corresponds to MPAA rating G.
This item is not applicable for the DV27, and should not be changed.
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.
AUDIO DELAY
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.
The audio delay needs to be set according to whether you are using
standard outputs, or the progressive output from your DV27.
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 DV27.
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English
Access 4/4
Audio 3/4
Audio
Down-sample
Pro Logic
Audio Delay
COMPLETING THE SET-UP
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.
To return to the setup menu at any time, ensure that there is no disc
playing and press the SETUP button.
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Basic use of your DVD player
English
DV27 DVD PLAYER
Motion Adaptive Progressive Scan
LOAD
PLAY
STOP
PAUSE
POWER
FAST PLAY
INTRODUCTION
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.
‘Basic operation’ explains how to play a DVD, CD or other type of disc,
including the use of the CR-314 remote control.
More sophisticated features – such as special playback modes and
programming jumps and playback sequences – are described in the
‘Advanced features’ section.
Fast playback is not available for MP3 discs.
SKIPPING CHAPTERS/TRACKS
To skip chapters (or tracks on a CD), press
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
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
Note that it is common for Video CDs to have only one track.
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).
PAUSING PLAYBACK
Note that the remote control sensor is located behind the FMJ badge
on the front panel. Do not obstruct this or the remote will not work.
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 INDICATOR
STOPPING PLAYBACK
This LED is located below the FMJ badge and lights green to indicate
when HDCD (High Definition Compatible Digital) material is playing
from suitably recorded audio CDs.
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
If you press STOP twice, this is a ‘complete stop’, and playback resumes
from the beginning of the disc.
FRONT PANEL MENU NAVIGATION
LOADING A DISC
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 (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.
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 discs that do not play automatically (including CDs and VCDs),
press PLAY.
Note that when playing DVDs, the drive mechanism operates at much
higher speeds compared with CDs and so may produce more noise
when loading and playing initial chapters. This is normal.
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Using the remote control
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)
Standby
Dims or turns the DV27’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)
Press STANDBY to toggle the standby state of the DVD player.
Note that Arcam CD players are not controlled by this button.
CD/DVD REMOTE
CD
DVD
CD
DVD
1
2
3
DISP
4
5
6
A-B
7
8
9
RPT
CLEAR
0
PROG
Press RPT to cycle through the repeat play options.
Use CLEAR within the ‘Program’ and ‘Bookmark’ menus to clear
a numeric field (see pages 14–15).
PROG (program)
You can program a selection of up to 20 chapters/tracks from a
disc to play in any order. Press PROG to access the ’Programme’
menu (see pages 15 and 17).
Slow play
Fast play and Skip chapter/tracks
Play fast (
) and Skip (
directions (see page 11).
CLEAR
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.
) chapters/tracks in both
OK
OPEN
OPEN
Note that slow play does not apply to audio CDs.
Opens and closes the disc tray.
Cursor pad and OK button
Use the cursor pad to navigate the On Screen Display (OSD)
and menu pages. Confirm your selection with the OK button.
MUTE
MUTE
Stops sound to the speaker outputs of certain Arcam amplifiers.
Playback control
PAUSE ( ), PLAY ( ) and STOP ( ) (see page 11).
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 facing page.
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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
front panel (where the IR receiver is located), or the
remote control may not work.
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MEM (memorise)
It is possible to ‘bookmark’ up to three points on a DVD title, so
you can quickly jump to those parts of the title again. Press MEM
to access the ‘Bookmark’ menu.
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
Press P MODE to toggle random playback
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.
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).
Once the menu has been accessed, use
the cursor pad to move around the menu
and press OK to activate a menu ‘button’.
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.
STATUS
ANGLE
Press STATUS once to show the elapsed and remaining time
of the disc. Press STATUS a second time to give play status
information about the current disc. Press STATUS a third time to
close the status display.
Some DVDs offer the facility to select different camera angles. If
this feature is available the ‘camera’ symbol lights in the display.
Press ANGLE to cycle through the available angles.
The status information displayed varies depending on the type
of disc – DVD, CD or VCD.
SETUP
‘Setup’ allows you to configure the DV27 for use in your system.
Ensure that no disc is playing and press SETUP to access the
‘Setup’ menu.
AUDIO
Some DVDs offer the facility to select different audio tracks.
Press AUDIO to cycle through the available tracks.
The TV displays the number, language and type of audio track,
e.g. ‘1 Eng DD 6CH’.
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Advanced controls
Advanced DVD and VCD features
This section explains the more sophisticated DVD and VCD features,
such as special playback modes. 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.
SPECIAL PLAYBACK MODES
Playback modes are available that allow repeat, shuffle and programmed
playback.
Note that many VCDs have a single track, so some operations involving
tracks will not be relevant.
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.
JUMPING TO A PARTICULAR POINT
Press the
menu:
SRCH
button on the remote control to open the ‘Search’
00:56:10
Search
Time:
Title/Chapter:
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.
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To cancel repeat, press the RPT button until ‘Repeat: Off ’ is displayed.
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SHUFFLE
Press the
on.
P MODE
button on the remote control to switch shuffle play
The ‘RAND’ (random play) indicator shows on the display, and the
chapters/tracks are played in random order.
To cancel random play, press the P MODE button for a second time.
If the disc is playing, then the elapsed and total times on the disc are
shown in the top right of the page.
PEFORMING AN A-B REPEAT
A jump can be performed using different specifiers: jump to a particular
time or to a specified chapter/track on the disc.
The DV27 can repeat a specific section of a DVD or VCD; this is called
an A-B repeat.
TIME
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.
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–’.
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.
TITLE/CHAPTER
(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.
To cancel the A-B repeat, press A-B again. An ‘Off ’ message is 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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VCD
TO PROGRAM A SPECIAL SEQUENCE
Press PROG on the remote control to open the ‘Programme’ menu.
Note that playback must be stopped first.
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.
DVD
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:
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).
Clear All
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
–
–
–
–
–
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.
–
–
–
–
–
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.
2 Title(s) on this disc.
27 Chapter(s) in this title.
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.
Enter title number.
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.
Note that in programmed playback mode, skipping track forward or
back skips forward or back through the programmed sequence.
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:
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.
Clear All
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
–
–
–
–
–
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 the programme mode and cause normal playback
order to be resumed.
2 Title(s) on this disc.
27 Chapter(s) in this title.
Note that skipping forward or back through tracks while in programmed
play mode skips through the programmed sequence.
Enter title number.
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.
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 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.
Advanced MP3/WMA/JPEG and audio CD features
The DV27 DVD player has the ability to handle MP3, WMA and JPEG
files, when these are burned on to 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 CD-based features, for
audio CDs and for CD-ROM discs containing MP3, WMA and JPEG
files. The operation for audio-CDs and other CD-ROMs is very similar,
except that CD-ROMs can have directories and sub-directories, while
audio-CDs do not have a directory structure.
When an audio-CD or CD-ROM is detected by the DVD player, the
disc navigator screen is displayed.
Programme mode: Press PROG on the remote control to enter
‘Programme’ mode to choose the order in which the files/tracks are
played. Playback must be stopped first. ‘Programme’ mode operates
differently for audio-CDs and MP3 discs, and is explained on page 15.
Playlist mode: The player is in this mode when a programmed
sequence of files/tracks is being played. No navigation of the disc may
be performed in this mode; the player starts at the beginning of the
programmed playlist and plays through to the end.
86:28:15 00:03:27
PAF
PD
2People
Chillin
FeelingGood
TheWord
YourLove
BROWSING THE DISC (BROWSE MODE)
Mp3 Info:
2People.mp3
Artist:
Jean-Jaques Smoothie
Album:
Song:
2 People
Comment:
320kbps/44100H
Genre: Disco
Year: ---Browse. press ‘OK’ to play.
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). When a file/track is highlighted, the tag
information for that file (if available) is displayed in the lower portion
of the screen. Use the ‘Up’ button to move to a higher-level 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:
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-ROMs), or on the whole disc (for audioCDs).
The playback time of the current track, and the total playback
time.
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6
For CD-ROMs, this area shows 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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9
bk
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 user command indicator.
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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.
Browse mode: the user is free to navigate around the disc directory
structure (while playback is stopped). Valid files/tracks in each directory
(audio-CD tracks or files that can be played) are displayed on the
screen. Pressing PLAY while the cursor is on a valid file/track 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.
SCREEN LAYOUT
1
2
3
bm
When playing audio-CDs or CD-ROMs, the player can be in one of
three modes:
All of these advanced features use on-screen menus, so a TV monitor
is required.
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2
3
4
5
When playing CD-ROMs, tag information from MP3 and WMA
files is displayed here, if present on the disc.
PLAYER MODE
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.
STOP Browse Disc Track
/MP3–44100–320kbp
Up
bl
 Fast forward and fast rewind do not work with MP3 or WMA
playback.
 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.
‘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.
 Directory trees may be up to 10 directories deep.
 Long file names, of up to 64 characters (Joliet standard), are
supported.
 Only sample rates of 44.1kHz and 48kHz are supported for MP3
and WMA files.
‘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.
 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 bit rate (VBR) between 96kb/s and 320kb/s is also
supported.
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.
 For WMA playback, the following constant bit rates are
When playing CD-ROMs, the full name of the file being played is
displayed here (subject to screen space).
 CD-ROM discs may contain files other than MP3, WMA or
supported: 48, 64, 80, 96, 128, 160 and 192kb/s.
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JPEGs, but these are not displayed on the screen.
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.
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.
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK (AUDIO
CDS)
SHUFFLE AND REPEAT
Press PROG on the remote control to open the ‘Programme’ menu.
Playback must be stopped first.
Note that this section is valid for audio-CDs only.
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.
REPEAT
Press the RPT button on the remote control to cycle throught the
repeat options. ‘Track’ or ‘Disc’ (i.e. all) repeat are available.
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.
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:
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.
Clear All
11
12
13
– –
– –
16:
17:
18:
19:
20:
–
–
–
–
–
To cancel repeat, press the RPT button until the Repeat symbols on the
front panel display are no longer illuminated.
–
–
–
–
–
SHUFFLE
Press the
play.
13 Track(s) on this disc.
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.
Enter title number.
To cancel random play, press the P MODE button for a second time.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The player returns to ‘Browse’ mode if no programme has been
entered when PROG is pressed for a second time.
PROGRAMMED PLAYBACK (CD-ROM)
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)).
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.
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.
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Because of differences in the many MP3 and WMA encoders
available, we recommend that you conduct a test recording
before transferring large numbers of MP3 files to CD-R or
CD-RW for subsequent playback on the DV27.
Reference: Troubleshooting
PROBLEMS WITH REMOTE CONTROLS
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 DV27 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.
Picture is coloured strangely
‘HQ video’ is set incorrectly in ‘Setup’
menu
Enter the ‘Setup’ menu and check the ‘HQ video’ setting (see page 7)
Component or RGB video leads are
crossed
Check wiring between the DV27 and the TV monitor
‘TV system’ is set incorrectly in ‘Setup’
menu
Enter the ‘Setup’ menu and check the ‘TV system’ setting (see page 7)
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Further information about disc layer changes can often be found on the rear
cover of the disc packaging.
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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 DV27 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 8)
Bad connection between the DV27 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 DV27 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.
Some MP3/WMA files cannot be
played
There are some restrictions on the type
of MP3/WMA files that the DV27 player
can play
See page 16 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.
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).
This information is shown for approximately two seconds, and has the
following format:
software version/ drive version/ Arcam region/ DVD region
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PROBLEMS WITH AUDIO OUTPUT
Technical specifications
General
Power Requirements
115V or 230V AC, set by voltage selector switch on rear panel
Power consumption
< 45 VA
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
Component video
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.
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:
525P component video. 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
Two pairs of stereo outputs on gold plated phono sockets
Output level
2.2V rms at 0dB signal
Frequency response
20Hz to 20kHz (+0.1db, –0.5dB)
THD+N
<0.005% for 1kHz 0dB signal, measured 22Hz–22kHz, unweighted
S/N
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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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 203200
Fax:
+44 (0)1223 863384
Email:
[email protected]
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 203200 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
Other languages
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.
Check the Arcam website (www.arcam.co.uk) for further
languages.
ON LINE REGISTRATION
You can register your Arcam product on line at:
www.arcam.co.uk
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