Arcam DV137 DVD Player User Manual

H A N DBOOK
Arcam DV137 DVD player
DV137
English
Safety guidelines
CAUTION
ATTENTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC
SHOCK DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
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.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
The lightning flash with an arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
‘dangerous voltage’ within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product.
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.
Important safety instructions
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:
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.
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.
11. Grounding
Ensure that the grounding means of the appliance is not
defeated.
2. Water and moisture
12. Power lines
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.
Locate any outdoor antenna/aerial away from power lines.
3. Object or liquid entry
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.
4. Ventilation
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. The unit should be installed in
a well-ventilated area.
5. Heat
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, lint-free cloth. Do not use paint thinners or other
chemical solvents for cleaning.
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
Only connect the appliance to a power supply of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked on the
appliance.
Warning: This is a Class I device and must be earthed.
Warning: The mains plug is used as the disconnect device
from the mains supply and shall remain readily operable.
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10. Power-cord protection
13. Non-use periods
If the unit has a stand-by 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.
14. Abnormal smell
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
You should not attempt to service the appliance beyond that
described in this handbook. All other servicing should be
referred to qualified service personnel.
16. Damage requiring service
The appliance should be serviced by qualified service
personnel when:
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.
Safety compliance
This product has been designed to meet the IEC 60065
international electrical safety standard.
Contents
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Safety guidelines................................................ E-2
Important safety instructions............................. E-2
Safety compliance............................................ E-2
Installation......................................................... E-4
Positioning the unit........................................... E-4
Making video connections.................................. E-4
Making audio connections.................................. E-5
The remote-control and trigger inputs................. E-6
Using the remote control................................... E-6
Connecting to a power supply............................ E-6
Basic use of your DVD player.............................. E-7
Introduction..................................................... E-7
Front-panel controls.......................................... E-7
Basic operation................................................ E-7
Using the CR-515 remote control........................ E-8
Advanced controls (CR-515)............................... E-9
Using the CR-415 remote control...................... E-10
Advanced controls (CR-415)............................. E-11
Configuring your DVD player............................. E-12
Introduction................................................... E-12
Obtaining a picture......................................... E-12
Using the Set-up menus.................................. E-12
Operational set-up.......................................... E-13
Video set-up.................................................. E-14
Audio set-up.................................................. E-16
Speaker set-up............................................... E-18
Delay set-up.................................................. E-18
Trim set-up.................................................... E-19
Completing the set-up..................................... E-19
DVD/VCD special playback modes.................... E-20
Jumping to a particular point............................ E-20
Special playback modes................................... E-20
Environmental matters:
This handbook is printed in the U.K. on recycled paper, and
is itself fully recyclable and biodegradeable.
Remote-control codes....................................... E-23
The paper used is from the ‘Revive’ range of papers,
manufactured in the U.K. by Robert Horne. In Revive,
75% of the paper is de-inked post-consumer waste, with
the remaining 25% being mill broke and virgin fibre. The
recycled pulps used in the production of this paper are a
combination of Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) giving zero AOX
and Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) giving a resultant AOX
level of less than 0.5kg per 1000kg of pulp.
Technical specifications.................................... E-24
Disc types supported....................................... E-24
The small print:
CD disc navigator screen................................... E-21
The HDMI interface........................................... E-22
About HDMI .................................................. E-22
Connecting using HDMI................................... E-22
Troubleshooting.............................................. E-22
Guarantee......................................................... E-26
On line registration......................................... E-26
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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.
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 525/625 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 525/625p DVD player, please contact
your dealer or the Arcam Customer Support Department.
< Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
‘Dolby’, ‘Pro Logic’, ‘MLP Lossless’, and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
< Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems, Inc. U.S.
Pat. No’s. 5,451,942; 5,956,674; 5,974,380; 5,978,762; 6,226,616;
6,487,535 and other U.S. and world-wide patents issued and pending.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered trademarks of Digital
Theater Systems, Inc. Copyright 1996, 2003 Digital Theater Systems,
Inc. All Rights Reserved.
< HDMI, the HDMI logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are
trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC.
< DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are trademarks of
DivXNetworks, Inc and are used under license.
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Installation
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Positioning the unit
Place the DV137 on a level, firm surface and ensure that there is adequate ventilation for the unit.
Making video connections
To view the pictures from the DVD player you need to connect one of its video outputs to your display
device (TV, monitor, projector, etc.).
The DV137 has five video output options, described below. You need only use one type of video from the
list; choose a type that your display device supports. If your display device does not support any of the
above connection types then you will be unable to use it with the DV137; in this case, please contact
your dealer for further assistance.
Note that you may connect equipment such as AV receivers in the signal path between the DVD player
and the display device, so long that the connected equipment also supports the type of video signal you
intend to use. For instructions on how to connect AV equipment, consult the manual for that equipment.
Using two video connections simultaneously
It is possible to use two video connections simultaneously (routing one connection to a second room or
display, for example). If you wish to do this, please read these notes:
< The Composite video and SCART outputs are always active. These carry interlaced output at all
times.
< The Component video output is always active. It can be set to carry either interlaced or
progressive-scan output.
< The HDMI output is active only if a compatible display is detected by the DV137. It can be set to
carry either interlaced, progressive-scan or high-definition output.
< The S-video output is active only when the Component and HDMI outputs are carrying interlaced
video.
Composite video
If your display device offers only a composite input (sometimes labelled CVBS or just ‘video’), connect
this to the COMPOSITE video output of the DVD player using a 75Ω phono cable suitable for video use.
Note that a composite video connection gives the lowest-quality output; if your display device supports
other video connection types, we advise that those are used instead.
S-Video
The S-Video output (also known as S-VHS or Y/C) is commonly supported by display devices worldwide.
Connect the S‑VIDEO output of the DVD player to the S‑Video input of the display device using an
appropriate cable.
Component video
Use three 75Ω phono cables to connect the Component Y, Pb, Pr outputs of the DVD player to the Y,
Pb, Pr inputs of the display device. Ensure that the cables are suitable for video use and that they are
approximately the same length.
If your television is capable of accepting a progressively scanned (de-interlaced) video signal,
you may wish to use the progressive video output from the
DV137. If you are unsure whether your display device can accept
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progressive video, please refer to its instruction manual or consult
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your dealer.
Some component video interfaces are labelled differently to the
DV137; see the table if the component inputs of your display device
are not labelled ‘Y, Pb, Pr’.
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alternative
alternative
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Cb
(B–Y)
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Pr
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(R–Y)
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SCART output
The SCART connector is common on European A/V equipment and provides a convenient connection
method between your DVD player and display device, carrying both video and stereo audio.
If you are using a SCART connection and you do not wish to listen to the audio through your TV, then it
is best to mute your TV’s speakers; muting the TV will prevent this audio being heard.
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Note that the SCART output has a control signal that switches your TV to its SCART
input when the DV137 is turned on. It will also signal to wide-screen TVs the correct
aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3), provided this feature is supported by the TV.
HDMI digital video
The HDMI connector offers uncompressed digital video and audio transmission between the
DV137 and the display device, and provides the highest quality output. Generally, it is also the
easiest connection type to configure.
To use this video connection, you will require a HDMI or HDMI/DVI cable between the DV137 and your
display device or receiver. See page 22 for further details.
Making audio connections
The DV137 offers a number of alternatives for connecting audio. The connection type to use depends on
the rest of your system; chose the type most appropriate to your amplifier.
If you want to listen to audio through...
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...we recommend the following:
Your television
How you listen to audio through your TV depends on the inputs it has and
your video connection:
< SCART: If you are using a SCART connection, this will carry stereo
audio. No further connection is required.
< HDMI: If you are using an HDMI connection (not DVI), this will carry
audio. No further connection is required.
< Stereo phono: (For use with a connection type other than SCART or
HDMI.) If your TV has stereo phono inputs, follow the instructions
below for a stereo amplifier.
< Your stereo amplifier
If you wish to listen to audio from your player through a stereo amplifier, then
use the stereo analogue outputs. These outputs provide a stereo down-mix of the
source material.
Using a stereo phono cable of a suitable length, connect the outputs labeled
L/R Stereo out to the left and right inputs (respectively) for DVD or CD on your
amplifier.
< Your multi-channel amplifier
Using phono cables of a suitable length, connect the multi-channel analogue
outputs of your DVD player to the multi-channel input of your amplifier (labelled
something like ‘DVDA’, ‘SACD’ or ‘5.1 IN’). Ensure that each channel is connected
as labelled (so that the left-channel output from the DVD player is connected to
the left-channel input on the amplfier).
If you are using three stereo amplifiers to provide the amplification, we
recommend grouping related channels within an amplifier: use one amplifier for
the left and right channels, one for the two surround channels and one for the
centre channel and (if necessary) the subwoofer.
< Your surround-sound receiver
Connect either the HDMI or one of the S/PDIF digital outputs to the ‘DVD’ input
of your receiver. These digital outputs provide PCM, Dolby Digital, DTS or MPEG
multi-channel audio, depending on the source material.
Listening to DVD-audio or SACD discs
The high quality of DVD-audio and SACD discs can be realised only by using either the multi-channel
analogue or the HDMI outputs. Using a conventional digital connection between your DVD player and
surround-sound receiver will not allow you to hear these discs at their best, since the audio carried
across the digital link when these discs are played is compromised (i.e. limited to a sample rate of 48K).
This is true for all DVD players and is not a limitation of your DV137.
If you wish to use a surround-sound receiver for decoding your movie sound-track, but want also to
enjoy DVDA/SACD, we recommend either following the connection advice given above for ‘multi-channel
amplifier’ in addition to using the digital audio connection, or using an HDMI connection to your
receiver.
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The remote-control and trigger inputs
The REMOTE IN input can be used to pass RC5 codes to the DV137 if it is installed in a position (or
system) where infrared cannot be used. If this is required, please contact your dealer for further
information.
The trigger in input can be used to switch the DV137 in and out of stand-by. Connecting the
trigger output of your Arcam amplifier (or other compatible device), will cause the DV137 to come
out of stand-by automatically when the amplifier is switched on, returning to stand-by when the
amplifier is switched off. Please see your amplifier handbook for further information.
In normal use there is no need to make any connections to these inputs.
Using the remote control
The functions of buttons on the remote control are described on pages 8 and
9 (CR-515) or pages 10 and 11 (CR-415).
Please keep in mind the following when using the remote control:
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Ensure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and
the remote sensor on the DV137. The remote has a range of about
seven meters. (If the remote sensor is obscured, the remote control
input jack on the rear panel is available. Please contact your dealer
for further information.)
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Remote operation may become unreliable if strong sunlight or
fluorescent light is shining on the remote sensor of the DV137.
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Replace the batteries when you notice a reduction in the operating
range of the remote control.
The remote control
input requires a mono
3.5mm jack, with the
tip active and the sleeve
grounded.
The remote control signals
must be in modulated RC5
format (at 36kHz), with a
voltage level of between
5V and 12V.
Inserting batteries into the CR‑515
remote control
A. Open the battery compartment by
pressing the button on the back of the
remote control.
Notes on inserting the remote control batteries
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Incorrect use of batteries can result in hazards such as leakage and
bursting.
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Do not mix old and new batteries together.
Do not use different kinds of battery together—although they may
look similar, different batteries may have different voltages.
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Ensure that the plus (+) and minus (—) ends of each battery match
the indications in the battery compartment.
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Remove batteries from equipment that is not going to be used for a
month or more.
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When disposing of used batteries, please comply with governmental
(or other) regulations that apply in your country or area.
B. Insert four ‘AAA’ batteries into the
battery compartment, following the polarity
indications given inside the compartment.
C. Press the battery cover back into position.
Connecting to a power supply
Mains lead
The appliance is normally supplied with a moulded mains plug already fitted
to the lead. 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. 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.
Inserting batteries into the CR‑415
remote control
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If your mains supply voltage or mains plug is different, or you require a new
lead, please consult your Arcam dealer.
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.
A. Open the cover of the remote control
battery compartment
Put the plug on the other end of the cable into your power supply socket and
switch the socket on.
B. Insert two ‘AAA’ batteries into the
battery compartment, following the polarity
indications given inside the compartment.
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C. Slide and press the battery cover back
into position.
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Basic use of your DVD player
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Introduction
‘Basic operation’ explains how to play a DVD, CD or other type of disc. Note that it may be necessary to
configure your player correctly for your system before optimum – or any – playback can be achieved.
Player configuration is described beginning on page 12.
More sophisticated features – such as special playback modes and programming jumps and playback
sequences – are described in the ‘Advanced features’ section, later in this handbook.
Front-panel controls
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 stand-by mode (stand-by is operated from the remote control).
Note that the remote control sensor is located on the right-hand side of the display window. Do not
obstruct this or the remote control will not work.
Basic operation
Loading a 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 play 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
Many 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.
Fast play
Press 8 or 7 on the front-panel or remote control to play fast forwards or backwards. For DVDs, VCDs
and CDs the following speeds for fast playback are available: x2, x4, x8, and x16. Press the button
repeatedly to cycle through the different speeds. To resume normal playback speed, press PLAY.
Fast playback is not available for MP3/WMA discs.
Skipping chapters/tracks
To skip chapters (or tracks on a CD), press
/ or 0.
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.
Pausing playback
Press PAUSE on the front panel or ; on the remote control to pause playback. To resume playback, press
PLAY on the front panel or 4 on the handset.
Stopping playback
Press the STOP button on the front panel or
< on the remote control to stop playback.
When playing a DVD, pressing STOP once performs a ‘resume stop’. If you now press PLAY, playback
resumes from the point it was stopped.
If you press STOP twice, this is a ‘complete stop’, and playback resumes from the beginning of the disc.
Front panel menu navigation
If desired, it is possible to navigate disc and player menus using the front panel buttons; to this end, the
NAV button is provided.
Pressing the NAV button causes the player to enter ‘navigator’ mode, indicated by ‘NAV’ being shown on
the front panel display. In this mode, the front panel buttons take on the functions illustrated above each
button, for example the STOP and PAUSE buttons become 6 and 5.
To exit navigator mode, press the NAV button for a second time.
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Using the CR-515 remote control
DISP (display)
Standby
Press Standby to toggle the standby state of the DVD
player.
Dims or turns the DV137’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.
HDMI
Selects the picture resolution for HDMI output.
CLEAR
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Use CLEAR to clear a numeric field.
Reserved for future use
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0–9 keypad
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.
SRCH (search)
Accesses the ‘Search’ menu to
navigate to any point on the disc.
OPEN
Opens and closes the disc tray
Page Up/Down (DVD-audio)/
Slow play (other discs)
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DVD-audio: Some DVD-audio discs allow the user to
browse through images (photographs of the artist, lyrics,
etc.) while music is being played. Use the 3 or 4 buttons
to change to the previous/next page. Note that this is not
available on all DVD-audio discs.
Other discs: Press 3 or 4 on the remote control to play
slow forward or backwards. There are four speeds of
slow playback: 1/8, 1/6, 1/4 and 1/2. Press the button
repeatedly to cycle through the different speeds. To
resume normal playback speed, press PLAY.
Note that slow-play does not apply to audio CDs or DVDaudio discs.
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Fast play and Skip chapter/tracks
Cursor pad and OK button
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Use the cursor pad to navigate the On-Screen Display
(OSD) and menu pages. Confirm your selection with the
OK button.
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Pause (;), Play (4) and Stop (<)
(see page 7).
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These buttons are described on the next page.
MENU
Press MENU to access the DVD ‘Disc’ menu.
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.
Playback control
Advanced controls
Press STATUS to give play status information about the
current disc. Press STATUS again to close the status
display.
The status information displayed varies depending on the
type of disc – DVD, CD or VCD.
Play fast (7 8) and Skip (0 /) chapters/
tracks in both directions (see page 7).
‘Setup’ allows you to configure the DV137 for
use in your system. Ensure no disc is playing and
press SETUP to access the ‘Setup’ menu.
STATUS
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Once the menu has been accessed, use the cursor pad to
move around the menu and press OK to activate a menu
‘button’.
MUTE
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Stops sound to the speaker outputs of certain Arcam
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Volume +/–
Adjusts the volume on Arcam remote-controllable
amplifiers.
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Note that the volume (+/–) controls and MUTE button
have no effect on the audio output level of the DVD
players.
If the remote control receiver
(located on the right of the frontpanel window) is not ‘visible’ to the
remote control hand-set, then the
remote control will not work! Either
locate the unit differently, or take
advantage of the remote control
input on the rear of the player
(consult your dealer for further
information on this option).
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Advanced controls (CR-515)
SUBT (subtitle)
Press SUBT on the remote control to cycle through the
available subtitle languages, including ‘OFF’. Some discs
force subtitles on, overriding any set up preferences.
MODE
This button brings up a menu very similar
to the ‘Audio’ page of the Set-up menu
(as described on page 17) and allows the
Dolby Pro Logic II settings to be changed
while the disc is being played.
TITLE
Press TITLE to access the DVD’s ‘Title’ menu. Note
that this feature applies only to multi-title discs.
TRIM
This button brings up a menu very similar to the
‘Trims’ page in the Set-up menu (as described
on page 19). It allows on-the-fly changes to the
relative volume of each speaker in your system,
while a disc is being played.
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.
For a full description, see page 19.
ZOOM
Press ZOOM to enlarge a particular area
of the picture. Each press of the ZOOM
button increases the zoom. Pressing ZOOM
when the maximum enlargement has been
reached returns the image to normal size.
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RPT (repeat)
AUDIO
Some DVDs offer the facility to select
different audio tracks. Press AUDIO to
cycle through the available tracks.
The on-screen display shows the
number, language and type of audio
track, e.g. ‘1 Eng
D 6CH’.
SHUFF (shuffle)
Press RPT to to cycle through the repeat play options.
Press SHUFFLE to toggle random playback
A–B
This button enables you to repeat a selected
section from the disc (see page 20).
ANGLE
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.
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Using the CR-415 remote control
0–9 keypad
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.
OPEN
Opens and closes the disc tray
DISP (display)
Dims or turns the DV137’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 20).
RPT (repeat)
Press RPT to cycle through the repeat play options.
DVD
Standby
OPEN
1
2
3
DISP
4
5
6
A–B
7
8
9
RPT
CLEAR
0
PROG
both directions (see page 7).
SETUP
Use CLEAR to clear a numeric field.
DVD-audio: Some DVD-audio discs allow 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.
8) and Skip (0 /) chapters/tracks in
‘Setup’ allows you to configure the DV137
for use in your system. Ensure that no disc
is playing and press SETUP to access the
‘Setup’ menu.
CLEAR
Page Up/Down (DVD-audio)/
Slow play (other discs)
Fast play and Skip chapter/tracks
Play fast (7
Press Standby to toggle the standby state of the DVD
player. Note that Arcam CD players are not controlled by
this button.
SETUP
MENU
Other discs: Press ( or ) on the remote control to play
slow forward or backwards. There are four speeds of
slow playback: 1/8, 1/6, 1/4 and 1/2. Press the button
repeatedly to cycle through the different speeds. To
resume normal playback speed, press PLAY.
OK
Note that slow-play does not apply to audio CDs or DVDaudio discs.
MENU
Playback control
Press MENU to access the DVD ‘Disc’ menu.
Pause (;), Play (4) and Stop (<)
(see page 7).
Advanced controls
These buttons are described on the next page.
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.
AUDIO
TRIM
TITLE
RTN
ZOOM
ANGLE
SUBT
MODE
RAND
STATUS
MEM
SRCH
Once the menu has been accessed, use the cursor pad to
move around the menu and press OK to activate a menu
‘button’.
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
Stops sound to the speaker outputs of certain Arcam
amplifiers.
Volume +/–
CR-415
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.
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If the remote control receiver
(located on the right of the frontpanel window) is not ‘visible’ to the
remote control hand-set, then the
remote control will not work! Either
locate the unit differently, or take
advantage of the remote control
input on the rear of the player
(consult your dealer for further
information on this option).
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Advanced controls (CR-415)
SUBT (subtitle)
TRIM
This button brings up a menu very similar to the ‘Trims’
page in the Set-up menu (as described on page 19). It
allows on-the-fly changes to the relative volume of each
speaker in your system, while a disc is being played.
For a full description, see page 19.
Press SUBT on the remote control to cycle through the
available subtitle languages, including ‘OFF’. Some discs
force subtitles on, overriding any set up preferences.
TITLE
Press TITLE to access the DVD’s ‘Title’ menu. Note
that this feature applies only to multi-title discs.
AUDIO
Some DVDs offer the facility to select
different audio tracks. Press AUDIO to cycle
through the available tracks.
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.
The on-screen display shows the number,
language and type of audio track,
e.g. ‘1 Eng
D 6CH’.
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.
Pressing ZOOM when the maximum
enlargement has been reached returns the
image to normal size.
AUDIO
TRIM
TITLE
RTN
ZOOM
ANGLE
SUBT
MODE
RAND
STATUS
MEM
SRCH
RAND
MODE
This button brings up a menu very
similar to the ‘Audio’ page of the Setup menu (as described on page 17)
and allows the Dolby Pro Logic II
settings to be changed while the disc
is being played.
SRCH (search)
Press RAND to toggle random playback
It is possible to get access to any point on
the disc directly using the ‘Search’ menu.
STATUS
Press SRCH to access the ‘Search’ menu.
Press STATUS to give play status information
about the current disc. Press STATUS again to
close the status display.
The status information displayed varies depending
on the type of disc – DVD, CD or VCD.
ANGLE
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.
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Configuring your DVD player
Introduction
This section of the document describes the use of the ‘Set-up’ menu, which is used to configure your
player for your system and your personal preferences.
Obtaining a picture
To view the Set-up menu for the initial configuration, we recommend the use of the
composite video output to connect to your display device. This is because the high quality
video output has several display modes and may be incompatible with your display device
in its default configuration.
Ensure that your display device is switched on and that you have selected the correct
video input. You should see the image shown on the right. This is the image that the DVD
player gives whenever there is no disc playing.
NOTE: To protect your screen from damage caused by persistent static
images, a ‘screen saver’ facility activates after a few minutes of inactivity.
When this occurs, the image shown on the right will be ‘bounced’ around the
screen. To reset the image to the central position, press the stop button on
the player or on the remote control.
Using the Set-up menus
Your DV137 has two different set-up menus:
< The Set-up menu allows configuration of all aspects of your DVD player. Configurable items and
their potential values are described on the following pages.
< The Display set-up menu is a series of video test patterns with instructions that will allow you to
configure your display optimally for your DVD player.
The Set-up menu
The Set-up menu comprises six pages of options. The tabs on the left side of the screen show the pages
available, indicating the nature of the items on each page. To change between pages, move the menu
highlight to the appropriate tab and press E.
To change an item first use the UP/DOWN controls to highlight the item, then press OK to open the list of
options for the menu item. The current option for the menu item is indicated. The UP/DOWN controls can
be used then to select the new option and pressing OK confirms the new selection and closes the option
list. (If the item to be changed is controlled by a slider, press OK to activate the slider and OK again
when the desired value has been selected.)
Note that items that are not applicable currently (for example, the Pro Logic II settings when Pro Logic II
processing is switched off) are shown ‘greyed out’, and cannot be highlighted or changed.
To enter the Set-up menu, press the SETUP button on the remote control. Press Setup for a second
time to close the menu.
The Display set-up menu
For optimum video performance it is necessary to configure your display for the video source – your DVD
player, in this case. A series of test patterns generated by your DVD player will allow you to optimise
colour balance, contrast, brightness and to centre your picture. Full instructions for each test pattern are
displayed on the screen before the test pattern is shown.
To enter the Display set-up menu, move the menu highlight to the ‘Display’ button, then press OK.
Press Setup for a second time when you have finished.
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Operational set-up
Preferred language
This settings allows you to specify your preferred language. The default language is
English, but three other languages (French, German and Dutch) are supported.
Status messages
On
Pop-up messages are enabled.
Off
No pop-up messages, only menus when required.
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This setting controls the ‘pop up’ messages that appear on screen.
Certain messages, such as ‘No Disc’ are always shown regardless of how this is set.
Subtitle display
This setting controls which subtitles displayed on your TV (although note that some discs
may force the subtitles to be displayed regardless of how this item is set).
Off
No Subtitles.
On
Subtitles are displayed in the ‘preferred language’.
Closed Caption
Closed-caption information from the disc (where available) is sent to your TV.
The default setting for Subtitle is ‘Off’.
Note that not all discs will have your preferred language available as a subtitle. Some discs will require
you to chose your preferred subtitle language from the disc menu and some discs may force the subtitles
to be displayed regardless of how this item is set. Closed-caption information is available only on discs
produced for the US and Canadian markets and will be displayed only by TVs that support NTSC-format
signals.
Auto power off
This setting can be used to put your player into stand-by mode automatically if the player is left unused.
Off
The player will not enter stand-by mode automatically.
30 minutes
The player will enter stand-by mode automatically after 30 minutes disuse.
DVD priority
Many DVD-Audio discs are actually dual DVD-Audio/DVD-Video discs. To decide which part is selected for
playing, you can set the priority with this control.
DVD-Audio
The DVD-Audio part is played
DVD-Video
The DVD-Video part is played
SACD priority
Many SACD discs are actually hybrid SACD/CDs. To decide which layer is selected for playing, you can
set the priority with this control.
SACD
The SACD layer is played
CD
The CD layer is played
DivX subtitles
If you use DivX subtitles, choose the appropriate language group from the list. The factory setting is
‘Normal’.
DivX registration
DivX Video-On-Demand (VOD) is a digital video delivery service that lets you copy video content from
your computer to a CD or DVD for playback on your DV137. To register for this service, a playergenerated registration code is required. This code can be seen by selecting the ‘DivX registration’ button.
For more information on this service, please visit www.divx.com/vod.
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Video set-up
If your display device is HDMI-compliant, the DV137 can read the capabilities of
the display device directly; the information allows the DV137 to configure its output
automatically and optimally for the attached device.
See page 22 for more information about connecting to HDMI devices.
Main video output
This setting is to tell the DV137 which of the available video outputs is the ‘main’ output,
i.e., in the event of a conflict between video outputs, which output has priority.
HDMI
Select this item if you are connecting the DV137 to an HDMI-compliant device,
and you are happy for the DV137 to configure itself automatically for the device it
is attached to.
This is the recommended setting if you are connecting the DV137 to an
HDMI-compliant device.
HDMI as DVI
Analogue
Select this item if you are connecting the DV137 to a DVI-compliant device, and
you are happy for the DV137 to configure itself automatically for the device it is
attached to.
Select this setting if you are not connecting the DV137 to a HDMI-compliant
device.
Display standard
This is set at the factory to be appropriate for the type of display device used in your country.
Should you need to change this setting, the options are as follows.
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 display
device can accept only NTSC video (this is generally the case in North America);
better results are obtained by using ‘Auto’, but your display device 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 display device must be able to support NTSC.
HDMI as DVI
Even though your display
device may be fully HDMI
compliant, it is possible
that in-line receivers or
repeaters may work only
in DVI mode. In this case,
it is useful to disable
HDMI, forcing DVI output
instead.
Selecting ‘HDMI as DVI’
will force the DV137 into
DVI mode even when an
HDMI device is detected.
Display shape
This needs to be set correctly for the type of display device you have and the type of display you prefer.
4:3 Letterbox
Use this setting if you have a conventional 4:3 display device, 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 display device, 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) display device.
Material in 16:9 format is displayed so as to fill the screen.
If you have a 4:3 display device and you have set a preference for Panscan, it does not mean you will
always see movies in this format, since Panscan display must be supported by the disc being played.
HDMI resolution
Normally the video resolution of the HDMI output is set to the native format of the connected display
device. If you wish to specify the output format, however, use this setting.
Auto
The output resolution will be set appropriately for the connected display.
This is the recommended setting if you are connecting the DV137 to an
HDMI- or DVI-compliant device.
SD-interlaced
The HDMI output will be restricted to interlaced resolutions (i.e., NTSC 480i or
PAL 576i).
This setting cannot be used for DVI devices.
SD-progressive
The HDMI output will be restricted to progressive resolutions with no scaling (i.e.,
NTSC 480p or PAL 576p).
(Other
resolutions)
Resolutions of 720p, 1080i and 1080p are also available.
This setting can be changed only if ‘Main video output’ is set to ‘HDMI’ or ‘HDMI as DVI’.
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HDMI colour space
This setting controls the type of video (the colour space) given out over the HDMI connection.
Auto
The colour space will be set appropriately for the connected display.
YUV
The HDMI connection carries Y, Pb, Pr (YUV) component video.
RGB (video)
The HDMI connection carries RGB video with standard video levels.
RGB (PC)
The HDMI connection carries RGB video with PC (0–255) video levels.
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This is the recommended setting if you are connecting the DV137 to an
HDMI- or DVI-compliant device.
This setting can be changed only if ‘Main video output’ is set to ‘HDMI’. This setting has no effect on the
analogue video outputs.
Analogue resolution
Allows selection of interlaced or de-interlaced (progressive scan) output from the component
video connection.
SD-interlaced
The video output will always be interlaced (standard definition video). Use this
setting if your display device does not support progressive scan.
SD
Progressive
The component- and HDMI-video outputs will put progressive scan video out for
both PAL and NTSC discs. Use this setting only if your display device supports
progressive scan in both PAL and NTSC formats.
This setting can be changed only if ‘Main video output’ is set to ‘Analogue’.
Note that the video on the component video connections always matches that on the HDMI link,
so changing this value when in ‘Analogue’ mode will change the HDMI output too.
The S-video output will be muted when progressive scan is active.
Analogue NTSC black (Pedestal)
This setting controls the ‘pedestal’ signal or black level when the NTSC video standard is used.
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.
Not all displays support
progressive scan. If you
enable progressive scan
accidentally and your
display does not support
it, you may be unable
to view the picture from
the DVD player, including
the on-screen display
required to change the
video settings back.
If this happens, use a
composite or SCART video
connection (which always
carry interlaced video)
between the DV137 and
your display device in
order to be able to see
the set-up menu and
correct the mistake.
This setting can be changed only if ‘Main video output’ is set to ‘Analogue’. Note that this setting
has no effect on PAL, progressive scan or HDMI outputs.
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Audio set-up
This section allows you to configure the analogue, digital and HDMI 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.
Digital audio output
This setting configures the digital audio output – coaxial, optical and HDMI.
S/PDIF
stereo PCM
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.
S/PDIF
bitstream
The Bitstream setting supports the following audio standards:
< 2 channel PCM (on CDs or DVDs)
< Dolby Digital
< MPEG multi channel
< DTS multi channel
Use this setting if you have a receiver/decoder that supports Dolby Digital.
HDMI
The primary audio connection is the HDMI link.
Select this item if you are using an HDMI connection between your DV137 and
your receiver or display device. The audio type will be changed automatically to
work with the device attached to your player.
Do not select this item if your HDMI display device cannot decode audio
or if you are connecting to a DVI device (since a DVI link cannot carry
audio) – choose one of the other settings instead.
DVD sample rate
This needs to be set correctly if you are using an external audio decoder, receiver or D-A converter
connected to the S/PDIF digital audio output.
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.
Max 48K
Choose this option if your external audio decoder is unable to process digital
audio with a sample rate of up to 96kHz. This is the normal setting for this
menu item.
Note that this setting is relevant only to the output from DVD-video discs.
Audio compression
Allows compression of the audio stream to be turned on or off, where ‘On’ is intended for ‘late night’
listening when large volume changes are not desirable.
Turning compression on decreases the volume of the louder passages, i.e., the total dynamic range of
the audio is reduced. Normally, however, this item is set to ‘Off’, to disable compression.
This menu option affects both the analogue and the HDMI outputs (although note that the HDMI output
is affected only when multi-channel uncompressed audio is requested by the receiver, not otherwise).
The co-axial and optical digital audio outputs are never affected by this menu setting.
Compression is available only on Dolby Digital recordings.
VCD mode
Some VCD discs are produced with a dual-mono soundtrack. This means that the left audio channel
carries one language, the right another. In this case it can be useful to listen to just one of the channels.
Stereo
Choose this option to play the VCD with both channels audible.
Left
channel only
Choose this option to play the VCD with only the left channel audible. The audio
from the left channel will be routed to both the left and right speakers.
Right
channel only
Choose this option to play the VCD with only the right channel audible. The audio
from the right channel will be routed to both the left and right speakers.
This setting applies only to VCD discs.
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Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic II decoding is designed to produce a 5-channel analogue output from two‑channel source
material.
Off
No Dolby Pro Logic decoding is performed.
Dolby
Pro Logic
Dolby Pro Logic decoding is performed. Dolby Pro Logic decoding is a legacy mode,
and we recommend using one of the Dolby Pro Logic II decoding options instead.
Movie
Movie mode should be used with material marked as ‘Dolby Surround’ encoded.
Music
Music mode is for use with any stereo music recording. As the optimum decoding
method varies according to the recording, Music mode allows user adjustment of
the processing characteristics; information about adjusting the Music mode by
using ‘Dimension’, ‘Centre Width’ and ‘Panorama’ controls can be found below.
Matrix
The Matrix mode is the same as the Music mode except that the directional
enhancement logic is turned off. Matrix mode may be used to enhance mono
signals by making them seem ‘larger’.
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Set this item to one of the following. Due to the different recording methods used for movies and music, it
is recommended that the correct decoding mode for your source material is used to obtain the best results.
Dimension
(This setting can be adjusted only when Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode is selected.)
‘Dimension’ allows you to adjust gradually the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear.
If a recording is too spacious or strong from the surrounds, it can be adjusted ‘forward’ to get a better
balance. Likewise, if a stereo recording is somewhat too ‘narrow’ sounding, it can be adjusted toward the
rear to get a more enveloping, immersive result. We recommend ‘Dimension’ is set to 0 for normal use.
Centre Width
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(This setting can be adjusted only when Dolby Pro Logic II Music
mode is selected.)
With Dolby Pro Logic II decoding, dominant centre signals come
only from the centre speaker. If no centre speaker is present, the
decoder splits the centre signal equally to the left and right speakers
to create a ‘phantom’ centre image. The Centre Width control allows
variable adjustment of the centre image so it may be heard only from
the centre speaker; only from the left/right speakers as a phantom
image; or from all three front speakers to varying degrees. We
recommend ‘Centre Width’ is set to 3 for normal use.
Panorama Mode
Display
Centre spreading
effect
0
No centre spreading
1
20.8°
2
28°
3
36°
4
54°
5
62°
6
69.8°
7
Phantom centre
The ‘Centre Width’ setting
for Dolby Pro Logic II
Music Mode
(This setting can be adjusted only when Dolby Pro Logic II Music mode is selected.)
Extends the front centre image to include the surround speakers for an exciting ‘wrap-around’ effect with
side wall imaging.
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Speaker set-up
This menu screen allows you to specify the speaker configuration that is connected to the
analogue ouputs of your DVD player. (If you are using the HDMI or SPDIF audio outputs,
this speaker configuration should be performed in your surround-sound receiver.) It is
important that this configuration reflects accurately the actual situation, otherwise audio
quality may be severely compromised.
The speakers are indicated as follows:
Front L/R
This is the setting for the ‘Front’ speakers
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.
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 reducedrange 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).
NOTES:
1. Any speaker that is not connected should be identified by selecting ‘Not Present’ for
that speaker.
2. Although the DV137 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.
Sub with stereo
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. This item can be changed only if a
subwoofer is specified as present in the system.
Not used
No redirection of low-frequency information occurs; all the audio is sent to the
Front speakers.
Bass
redirected
Low-frequency information is redirected to the subwoofer, with the remaining
(higher-frequency) information sent to the Front speakers.
Bass
duplicated
All the audio is sent to the Front speakers. In addition, the low-frequency
information is duplicated to the subwoofer.
Crossover Frequency
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. The redirection frequency is the same for all the speakers in a system.
The optimum crossover frequency depends on the characteristics of your speaker set-up, and is best
determined by experimentation. We suggest you start at 100Hz.
Delay set-up
The delay set-up menu page allows two different types of delay to be configured: those
due to speaker positioning and those due to video post-processing.
Speaker positioning
The relative positioning of speakers within a room (particularly a large room) may
mean that sound from some speakers arrives at the listener later than sound from
others. By altering the delay settings for the different speakers, this difference in
arrival time can be reduced or eliminated.
When setting the delay, it should be imagined that the listener is sitting in a circle of
the speakers; the delay indicates the distance of the speaker from the listener.
Measurement Units
Your DV137 allows you to choose the measurement units that you feel most comfortable with:
centimetres or feet.
Delays
Delays for the front, centre and surround speakers can be set using the associated sliders.
Specifying the different speaker distances will cause a slight delay to be added to the output of the
closest speakers so that the sound from all the speakers will arrive at the listener at the same time.
Note that these delay sliders affect only the analogue and the HDMI outputs (although the HDMI
output is affected only when multi-channel uncompressed audio is requested by the receiver, not
otherwise). The SPDIF digital audio output is never affected by changes here. If you are using the
SPDIF connection between the DV137 and your receiver, set all of the delays to zero.
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Video post-processing (lip-sync.)
Delay (NTSC/PAL)
Modern displays and video scalers often employ digital video processing that can introduce a
significant video delay. The ‘Delay’ menu items allow correction of this effect by delaying the audio
soundtrack up to 150 milli­seconds. The amount of correction required in a given system is best
determined by experimentation.
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If the interlaced video outputs of the DV137 are in use and the display is converting the signal to
progressive scan then we recommend a delay of 50–80ms, depending upon the display.
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< If the progressive video output of the DV137 is in use, the player corrects automatically for its
own processing delays and it is unlikely that additional delay will be necessary. Therefore, start
by setting these items to 0ms (no delay).
Trim set-up
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 DV137 can help to address this inbalance.
This page is relevant only if you are using the analogue audio outputs of the DV137 to
connect to your amplifier/receiver. If this is not the case, set all the trims to be 0 dB.
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.
Trims
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). The trims
can be set in 1dB steps.
Subwoofer/Sub with stereo trims
Both the ‘Subwoofer’ and the ‘Sub with stereo’ trims control the subwoofer trim setting. ‘Subwoofer’ is
the trim used when multi-channel material is being played; ‘Sub with stereo’ is the subwoofer trim used
with 2-channel material.
Completing the set-up
Complete the set-up procedure by pressing SETUP on the remote control. This saves all the data and
closes the set-up menu. You can press SETUP at any time while in a menu to quit from it.
To return to the set-up menu at any time, ensure that there is no disc playing and press the SETUP
button.
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DVD/VCD special playback modes
This section explains the special playback modes for DVDs and VCDs. The operations described here are
not exactly the same for DVDs and VCDs, but very similar.
Note that many VCDs have a single track, so some operations involving tracks will not be relevant.
Jumping to a particular point
Press the SRCH button on the remote control to open the ‘Search’ menu:
If the disc is playing, then the elapsed and total times on the disc are shown in the top
right of the page.
A jump can be performed using different specifiers: jump to a particular time or to a
specified chapter/track on the disc.
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.
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.
Group/Track
(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.
Track
(Applies to 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).
Special playback modes
Repeat, shuffle or looped (A-B repeat) playback modes are available.
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.
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.
To cancel repeat, press the RPT button until ‘Repeat: Off’ is displayed.
Shuffle
Press the SHUFF (CR-515) or RAND (CR-415) button on the remote control to switch shuffle play on.This
causes the chapters/tracks to be played in random order.
To cancel random play, press the SHUFF (CR-515) or RAND (CR-415) button for a second time.
A-B repeat
The DV137 can repeat a specific section of a DVD or VCD; this is called an A-B repeat.
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 OSD 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 display device, and the front panel shows ‘A-B’. The selected section is repeated in a loop.
To cancel the A-B repeat, press A-B again. An ‘Off’ message is displayed on the OSD.
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CD disc navigator screen
When a disc containing audio/video/image files is detected by the DVD player, the disc navigator screen
is displayed. In the example, a CD-R containing MP3 files is shown.
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The following areas can be identified:
File/Folder
Control window
The name of the file or folder
that is currently selected.
The following advanced functions can be accessed from
here:
Filter: You can use this to allow only certain types of file
to be displayed (audio, photo and video)
Folder/track list area
Repeat: Repeat playback of the current file, or all the
files in the folder.
The names of folders, files
and tracks are displayed here.
Selecting an item here and
pressing OK plays the file,
displays the photo, or opens
the folder, as appropriate.
Mode: The files can all be played back in a random or
shuffled order. An ‘intro’ mode is also available whereby
the first few seconds of each track is played as a preview.
Preview area
for JPEG (photographic)
images.
Edit mode: If you wish to program a specific sequence
for playback, activate the edit mode, then return to the
track list area. The track list can now be browsed, but
each time OK is pressed, a tick appears by the track. Once
the sequence of chosen tracks has been selected, return
to the control window and select ‘Add to program’. To play
the sequence, go to ‘Program view’ and press PLAY.
Program view: Select ‘Program view’. The track list now
shows only those items in the programmed sequence. To
play a programmed sequence, press PLAY.
Return to ‘Browser view’ to view all the available tracks.
Add to program: Adds the selected tracks to the
program sequence.
Clear program: Clears the program sequence.
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The HDMI interface
If you have a HDMI- or DVI-equipped monitor or display, you can connect it to the DV137 using a HDMI
cable. The HDMI connector carries uncompressed digital video, as well as digital audio.
About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) supports both video and audio on a single digital connection
for use with DVD players, digital TV, set-top boxes, and other AV devices. HDMI was developed to
combine the technologies of High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and the Digital Visual
Interface (DVI) in one specification, with the addition of transmission of digital audio information; HDCP
is used to protect digital content transmitted to DVI-compliant displays.
HDMI has the capability to support standard or high-definition video, together with stereo or multichannel surround-sound audio. HDMI features include uncompressed digital video, one connector
(instead of several cables and connectors), and communication between the AV source and AV devices.
Connecting using HDMI
If the HDMI connector is to be used, we recommend first setting the ‘Main video output’ item on the
video menu page to ‘HDMI’. This will give full ‘plug and play’ functionality. See page 14 for details on how
to do this.
Use a HDMI cable to connect the HDMI socket on this player to a HDMI socket on a compatible display
device or receiver. The arrow on the cable connector body should be face up for correct alignment with
the connector on the DV137. If the DV137 has been configured to ‘HDMI’, then the DV137 will configure
its video output automatically to match the capabilities of the attached HDMI device.
NOTE: A HDMI connection can be made only with HDMI or DVI-equipped components compatible
with both DVI and HDCP. Note that if you choose to connect to a DVI device, you will need an adaptor
(HDMI to DVI) to do so; a DVI/HDCP connection, however, does not support audio signals.
If you require further information on the possibilities for connecting your DV137 to your DVI/HDMI
equipped display device, please contact your Arcam dealer.
Troubleshooting
Problems with video
No video (blank screen)
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receiver is in use, try connecting the DV137 directly to the display device, in order to isolate
where the fault may lie.
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Check that the display device is set to display the HDMI input (i.e., has not been set to some
other video input, instead).
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Check that the HDMI input of the receiver and/or display device is enabled. See the user
handbook of the connected device for details on doing this.
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Using an alternative video display device (e.g., connected via the composite video out), check
that the ‘Main Video Output’ item on the Video page of the Set-up menu is set to ‘HDMI’. See
page 14 for details on how to do this.
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Consult the user handbook of the display device to ensure that it can handle the output formats
provided by the DV137. The DV137 can provide the following:
720 x 480p (NTSC progressive scan)
1280 x 720p
720(1440) x 480i (NTSC interlaced)
1920 x 1080i
720 x 576p (PAL progressive scan)
1920 x 1080p
720(1440) x 576i (PAL interlaced)
At least one of these standards must be supported by the connected device in order for it to
work with the DV137.
No video (random noise)
Random noise will be displayed if the content-protection algorithm fails to authenticate the attached
device. This will occur, for example, if a DVI device that does not support HDCP (such as a computer
monitor) is connected to the DV137.
To attempt to isolate this problem, remove all discs from the DV137, then power-off both the DV137 and
the connected display device. Switch the display device on, then the DV137 – at this point, the idle logo
of the DV137 should be shown on the display device. If this is not the case, please check the items listed
above for a blank screen.
If the noise appears when a copy-protected disc (DVD) is played, then it is the authentication that is
failing. Please contact your dealer for further information.
Problems with audio
The type of audio provided by the HDMI connector depends on the configuration of the DV137 (see
‘Audio Setup’ on page 16). Note that pure DVI devices (connections requiring a HDMI to DVI convertor
cable) do not support audio via this connection.
Note that for audio to be transmitted over HDMI, ‘Digital audio out’ must be set to ‘HDMI’.
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Remote-control codes
The following table gives the IR-commands accepted by the DV137. The system code for the DV137 is
25 (in common with other Arcam DVD players).
Command
Decimal Code
Power toggle
25–12
Power-on
25–123
Power-off
25–124
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Power commands
Playback control commands
Command
Decimal Code
Track number ‘n’, (e.g., 1)
25–n (e.g., 25–1)
Track forward
25–32
Track back
25–33
Fast forward
25–52
Fast rewind
25–50
Slow forward
25–30
Slow rewind
25–31
Open
25–45
Pause
25–48
Stop
25–54
Play
25–53
Display control commands
Command
Decimal Code
Display
25–18
Advanced control commands
Command
Decimal Code
Repeat toggle
25–29
Repeat A-B
25–59
Clear
25–58
Up
25–86
Down
25–85
Left
25–81
Right
25–80
OK
25–87
Shuff / Rand
25–64
Subtitle
25–65
Title
25–66
Menu
25–67
Zoom
25–68
Audio
25–69
Return
25–72
Angle
25–73
Setup
25–74
Status
25–75
Search
25–76
Mode
25–77
Trim
25–37
HDMI
25–88
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Technical specifications
General
Power Requirements
100/115V or 230V AC,
set by voltage selector switch on rear panel
Power consumption
< 35 VA
Dimensions
435mm x 80mm x 350mm
Weight
net: 5.1kg; packed: 8.0kg
Video outputs
Composite video
1 x gold plated phono. 1V pk-pk in 75Ω
S-Video
1 x 4-pin mini-DIN. Y 1V pk-pk in 75Ω, C 0.3V pk-pk in 75Ω
Component video
Interlaced or Progressive
3 gold plated phono sockets.
Y 1V pk-pk in 75Ω, Pb 0.7V pk-pk in 75Ω, Pr 0.7V pk-pk in 75Ω
SCART socket with RGB video
All 0.7V in 75Ω, composite video 1V in 75Ω, and stereo audio
Auto switching of TV with aspect ratio control
HDMI
19-pin HDMI connector
Supported video formats are:
720 x 576p, 720(1440) x 576i, 720 x 480p, 720(1440) x 480i,
1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080p
audio to 6-channel/96kHz (24-bit).
Audio outputs
Analogue audio outputs
Stereo and multi-channel output on gold-plated phono sockets
Output level
2.2V rms at 0dB signal,
4V rms with HDCD discs (left and right channels only)
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 (coax) and
TOSLINK (optical)
Accessories supplied
CR-515 or CR-415 remote control
4 (CR-515) or 2 (CR-415) AAA batteries
mains lead
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NOTE: All specification values are typical unless otherwise stated.
Continual improvement policy
Arcam has a policy of continual improvement for its products. This means that designs and
specifications are subject to change without notice.
Disc types supported
The ARCAM DV137 DVD-player plays a range of disc types. These disc types include:
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DVD-Audio
SACD version 1.3
MPEG2-encoded video files
MPEG4-encoded (DivX) video files (in AVI, MP4, and MP4-Nero formatting
CDDA (‘normal’ audio-CDs) including HDCD decoding, CD-R, and CD-RW
Video CD, and SVCD
MP2, MP3, WMA, and OGG audio files (some restrictions apply)
JPEG image files on CD (Picture CDs) and DVD.
Other disc formats may not play correctly in this player.
DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs (Audio CDs and Video CD/Super VCDs) recorded using a DVD recorder,
CD recorder or personal computer are not guaranteed to play in the DV137. Incompatability may be due
to a number of possibilities, including the type of disc used and the recording method.
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CD­-R/RW and DVD-R/RW compatibility
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This unit will play CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded in CD Audio or Video CD/Super VCD format,
or as a CD-ROM containing the audio and video file types listed above. Other content may cause
the disc not to play, or to create noise/distortion in the output.
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This player is compatible with multi­-session discs, but plays only sessions that are closed.
Unfinalised discs cannot be played.
File names must not contain blank spaces or special characters (.+/=).
A CD-ROM used to compile your files must be ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 compliant.
CD physical format: Mode1, Mode2 XA Form 1, or Mode2 Form 2.
File names up to 15 characters are supported.
A DVD-ROM used to compile your files must be ISO 9660 Level 1 or Level 2 compliant.
Each disc (CD or DVD) may contain up to 1500 directories. Each directory may contain up to
2100 files.
Compressed audio compatibility
The DV137 will play CD- or DVD-ROM discs containing files saved in the MPEG­1 Audio Layer 2 (MP2),
MPEG­1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3), Windows Media file (WMA) and OGG formats, with sampling rates of 44.1
or 48kHz. Incompatible files will not play correctly, potentially causing noise or distortion on the audio
outputs.
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Fixed bit­rate files are recommended. Variable bit­rate (VBR) files are playable, but the playing
time may not be shown correctly.
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This player recognises only tracks that are named with the file extensions ‘.mp3’, ‘.wma’, ‘.mp2’
and ‘.ogg’ (upper-case equivalents may also be used).
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There are many different recording bit-rates available to encode your audio files. Those
supported by this player are:
For MP2, MP3 and OGG
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.
For WMA playback
The following constant bit rates are supported: 48, 64, 80, 96,
128, 160 and 192kb/s.
Note that MP3 audio encoded at 128 Kbps or higher should sound close to regular CD Audio quality.
This player will play lower bit­rate MP3 or WMA tracks, but be aware that the sound quality becomes
noticeably worse at lower bit­rates.
Picture disc compatibility
This DVD player will play CDs or DVDs containing JPEG images.
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Only files with the .jpg or .jpeg extension will be recognised (upper-case equivalents may also
be used).
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Kodak picture discs are supported (only the files in the JPEG directory will be shown on the
screen).
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Fuji picture discs are supported (select the JPEG files in the clips menu).
Konica and QSS picture discs are not supported.
PC created disc compatibility
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listed above, there will be cases in which the disc may not be playable in this machine due to the
setting of the application software used to create the disc. In these particular instances, check
with the software publisher for more detailed information.
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Guarantee
Worldwide Guarantee
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.
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.
For further details contact Arcam at:
Arcam Customer Support Department,
Pembroke Avenue, Waterbeach, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 9QR, England.
Problems?
If your Arcam dealer is unable to answer any query regarding this or any other Arcam product please
contact Arcam Customer Support at the above address and we will do our best to help you.
On line registration
You can register your Arcam product on line at: www.arcam.co.uk
Pembroke Avenue, Waterbeach, CAMBRIDGE CB5 9QR, England
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