Panasonic | SCHT540 | Operating instructions | Panasonic SC-HT990 Home Theater System User Manual

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Operations Guide
The illustration shows SC-HT540.
Operating Instructions
DVD Home Theater Sound System
Model No.
SC-HT540/SC-HT990
Advanced
progressive scan page
12
Compatible with a variety
of media formats page
16
High-performance
sound effects
page
34
Provides a smoother
and sharper image.
DVD-RAM, DVD-Audio,
DVD-Video, DivX and more.
Region number
The player plays DVD-Video marked with labels
containing the region number “2” or “ALL”.
Example:
2
ALL
2
3
5
Sound quality enhancement,
Bass enhancement and more.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this
product, please read the instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
[Note[
“EB” on the packaging indicates the United Kingdom.
EB
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Dear customer
[HT540]: indicates features applicable to SC-HT540 only.
[HT990]: SC-HT990 only.
Thank you for purchasing this product. For optimum
performance and safety, please read these instructions
carefully.
System
Main unit
Front speakers
Center speaker
Surround speakers
Subwoofer
≥ Unless otherwise indicated, illustrations in these
operating instructions are of SC-HT540.
≥ Operations in these instructions are described
mainly with the remote control, but you can
perform the operations on the main unit if the
controls are the same.
SC-HT540
SA-HT540
SB-FS540
SB-PC540
SB-FS741
SB-W540
SC-HT990
SA-HT990
SB-FS990
SB-PC895
SB-FS540
SB-W895
Accessories
Accessories
Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Use numbers indicated in parentheses when
asking for replacement parts.
(Product numbers correct as of January 2006. These may be subject to change.)
∏ 1 Remote control
[HT540] (N2QAYZ000004)
[HT990] (N2QAYZ000002)
∏ 1 Antenna plug adaptor
(K1YZ02000013)
∏
∏ 2 Remote control batteries
∏ 1 AC mains lead
(K2CT3CA00004)
Speaker cables
[HT540]
1kshort cable
(REEX0449B-1L)
2klong cables
(REEX0449E-1K)
[HT990]
1kshort cable
(REEX0449B-1L)
∏ 1 AM loop antenna
(N1DAAAA00002)
∏ [HT540] 2 Stands
(RYPX0128-S)
[HT990] 4 Stands
2kstands with short cable
(RYPX0128-S)
2kstands with long cable
(RYPX0332-S)
∏ [HT540] 2 Bases
[HT990] 4 Bases
(RYPX0120-S)
∏ [HT540] 8 Screws
[HT990] 16 Screws
(XSN5+12FJ)
6
4
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
Rch
2
5
FRONT
Rch
SURROUND
Lch
3
1
2
FRONT
Rch
FRONT
Lch
4
SURROUND
Rch
1
FRONT
Lch
6
3
SURROUND
Lch
SUB
WOOFER
5
CENTER
CENTER
∏ 2 Sheets of speaker cable stickers
∏ 1 FM indoor antenna
(RSA0007-L)
∏ [HT540] 2 Cover plates
[HT990] 4 Cover plates
(RGPX0239-K)
∫ Sales and Support Information
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Customer Care Centre
≥ For customers within the UK: 08705 357357
≥ For customers within the Republic of Ireland: 01 289 8333
≥ Visit our website for product information
≥ E-mail: customer.care@panasonic.co.uk
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Direct Sales at Panasonic UK
≥ Order accessory and consumable items for your product
with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer
Care Centre Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:30pm,
Friday 9:30am-5:30pm (Excluding public holidays).
≥ Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering
application at www.panasonic.co.uk.
≥ Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
≥ All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are
provided directly by Panasonic UK Ltd.
≥ It couldn’t be simpler!
≥ Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for
a wide range of finished products, take a browse on our
website for further details.
Interested in purchasing an extended guarantee?
Please call 0870 240 6284 or visit our website
www.panasonic.co.uk/guarantee.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
STEP 5
Caution for AC Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting
Started
Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Simple Setup
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 6
Preparing the remote control . . 14
STEP 7
Performing QUICK SETUP. . . 14
Assembling the speakers . . . . . 6
Positioning the speakers . . . . . . 8
Control reference guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Speaker connections. . . . . . . . . . 9
Discs that can be played . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Audio and video connections . . 10
Disc caution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connecting to a television with
SCART (AV) terminal . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Connecting to a television with
AUDIO/VIDEO terminals . . . . . . . . 11
Playing
Discs
Radio and AC mains lead
connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
About DivX VOD content . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Basic play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using on-screen menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Using the main unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Using the remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Main menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Other Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Convenient functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Changing the player settings . . . . . . . . . 28
Displaying current playback condition . . . . . . . 20
All group, Program and Random play . . . . . . . 20
Changing the delay time of the speakers. . . . . 31
Playing data discs
using navigation menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Playing data discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Selecting a track using CD text . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Playing HighMATTM discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Playing RAM and DVD-R/-RW
(DVD-VR) discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using the radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Other
Operations
Presetting stations automatically . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Selecting the preset channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Manual tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
RDS broadcasting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Using an outdoor antenna (optional) . . . . . . . . 33
Using sound effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Changing the sound quality:
Sound Field Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Enhancing the sound from the center speaker:
Center Focus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Enhancing the stereo sound:
Dolby Pro Logic II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adjusting the amount of bass:
Subwoofer level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Enhancing the bass sound: H.BASS . . . . . . . . 35
[HT990] Enhancing the surround sound effect:
Surround Enhancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Adjusting the volume of each speaker:
Speaker level adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Using other useful functions. . . . . . . . . . 36
Setting the sleep timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Muting the sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using headphones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Using the Music Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Operating other equipment . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Operating the television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Speaker installation options. . . . . . . . . 8
Speaker installation options. . . . . . . . . 8
Speaker installation options. . . . . . . . . 8
Speaker installation options. . . . . . . . . 8
Speaker installation options . . . . . . . . . . 38
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Troubleshooting guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
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Caution for AC Mains Lead
(For United Kingdom)
(“EB” area code models only)
For your safety, please read the following text carefully.
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin
mains plug for your safety and convenience.
A 5-ampere fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that
the replacement fuse has a rating of 5-ampere and that it
is approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362.
Check for the ASTA mark Ï or the BSI mark Ì on the
body of the fuse.
Caution for AC Mains Lead
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must
ensure that it is refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until
a replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your
local dealer.
THIS PLUG IS NOT WATERPROOF—KEEP DRY.
Before use
Remove the connector cover.
How to replace the fuse
The location of the fuse differ according to the type of AC
mains plug (figures A and B). Confirm the AC mains plug
fitted and follow the instructions below.
Illustrations may differ from actual AC mains plug.
1. Open the fuse cover with a screwdriver.
Figure A
Figure B
Fuse cover
CAUTION!
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE
FOR THE SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN
THE FUSE SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THE PLUG
CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL
SHOCK IF THE CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO
ANY 13-AMPERE SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring
code as stated below.
If in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
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IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Blue: Neutral, Brown: Live.
As these colours may not correspond with the coloured
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
The wire which is coloured Blue must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured
Black or Blue.
The wire which is coloured Brown must be connected to
the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured
Brown or Red.
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WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE
EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH THE
LETTER E, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL Ó OR
COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN/YELLOW.
2. Replace the fuse and close or attach the fuse cover.
Figure A
Figure B
Fuse
(5 ampere)
Fuse
(5 ampere)
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Safety precautions
Voltage
Do not use high voltage power sources. This can
overload the unit and cause a fire.
Do not use a DC power source. Check the source
carefully when setting the unit up on a ship or other
places where DC is used.
AC mains lead protection
Ensure the AC mains lead is connected correctly and
not damaged. Poor connection and lead damage can
cause fire or electric shock. Do not pull, bend, or place
heavy items on the lead.
Grasp the plug firmly when unplugging the lead. Pulling
the AC mains lead can cause electric shock.
Do not handle the plug with wet hands. This can cause
electric shock.
Do not let metal objects fall inside the unit. This can
cause electric shock or malfunction.
Do not let liquids get into the unit. This can cause
electric shock or malfunction. If this occurs, immediately
disconnect the unit from the power supply and contact
your dealer.
Do not spray insecticides onto or into the unit. They
contain flammable gases which can ignite if sprayed into
the unit.
Service
Do not attempt to repair this unit by yourself. If sound is
interrupted, indicators fail to light, smoke appears, or any
other problem that is not covered in these instructions
occurs, disconnect the AC mains lead and contact your
dealer or an authorized service center. Electric shock or
damage to the unit can occur if the unit is repaired,
disassembled or reconstructed by unqualified persons.
Extend operating life by disconnecting the unit from the
power source if it is not to be used for a long time.
Safety precautions
Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct
sunlight, high temperatures, high humidity, and excessive
vibration. These conditions can damage the cabinet and
other components, thereby shortening the unit’s service
life.
Do not place heavy items on the unit.
Foreign matter
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The supplied stands are specially designed
for attachment to Panasonic SB-FS990 front
speakers, SB-FS741 surround speakers,
SB-FS540 front or surround speakers.
Use only as indicated in this setup.
Assembling the speakers
[HT540] Front speakers
[HT990] Front and surround speakers
Assembling the speakers
Preparation
≥ To prevent damage or scratches, lay down a soft cloth and perform assembly on it.
≥ For assembly, use a Phillips-head screwdriver.
≥ Make sure you have all the indicated components before starting assembly, setup, and connection.
≥ There is no difference between the right and left speakers and stands.
≥ For optional wall mount, refer to page 38.
[Note]
≥ [HT990] The front and surround speakers are different.
– Check the label on the rear of speaker before attaching the stand (➜ page 8).
– The stand with shorter cable is for the front speaker.
[HT540] 2 Front speakers
(with cover plate)
[HT990] 2 Front speakers and
2 Surround speakers
(with cover plate)
1
[HT540] 2 Stands (with cable)
[HT990] 4 Stands
≥2kstands with short cable:
For front speakers
≥2kstands with long cable:
For surround speakers
Attach the stand to the base.
2
1 Thread the speaker cable through the base.
For quicker threading, loosely fold the cable in
half (do not crease), pass the folded portion
through the hole, and then pull the rest of the
cable through the base.
[HT540] 2 Bases
[HT990] 4 Bases
[HT540] 8 Screws
[HT990] 16 Screws
Secure the stand to the base.
Screw
Tighten securely.
Stand
Cable
Base
Base
2 Attach the stand to the base while gently
pulling on the end of the speaker cable.
Screws
Tighten securely.
3
Slide the speaker
cable into the
groove.
Attach the speaker to the stand.
1 Pull out the end of the speaker cable and
position it between the ridges.
Ridges
Stand
Cable
Stand
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6
Cable
Pull gently.
2 Attach the speaker to the stand.
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Simple Setup
Speaker
Assembled!
Stand
Cover plate
Remove before attaching the
speaker and keep for wallmount use (➜ page 38).
Secure the speaker to the stand.
Assembling the speakers
4
Speaker
Stand
5
Screw
Tighten securely.
Ensure the speaker cable is
centered in the groove.
Connect the speaker cable.
Insert the wire fully.
_: White
`: Blue
Push!
Press the speaker cable
into the groove.
∫ Preventing the speakers from falling
String (not included)
Thread from the wall to the
speaker and tie tightly.
Rear of the
speaker
Wall
Approx. 150 mm
Screw eye
(not included)
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≥ You will need to obtain the appropriate screw eyes
to match the walls or pillars to which they are
going to be fastened.
≥ Consult a qualified housing contractor concerning
the appropriate procedure when attaching to a
concrete wall or a surface that may not have
strong enough support. Improper attachment may
result in damage to the wall or speakers.
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Positioning the speakers
Simple Setup
How you set up your speakers can affect the bass and the sound field. Note the following points:
≥ Place speakers on flat secure bases.
≥ Placing speakers too close to floors, walls, and corners can result in excessive bass. Cover walls and windows
with thick curtains.
≥ Left and right speakers are interchangeable, but front and surround speakers are not.
≥ Place the front, center, and surround speakers at approximately the same distance from the seating position.
The angles in the diagram are approximate.
Positioning the speakers
Setup example
Main unit
FRONT
(L, R)
SURROUND
(L, R)
CENTER
SUBWOOFER
Do not use a
front speaker as
a surround
speaker or vice
versa. Verify the
type of speaker
with the label on
the rear of the
front speaker.
Setup example
Main unit
FRONT
(L, R)
SURROUND CENTER SUBWOOFER
(L, R)
≥ Use only supplied speakers
Using other speakers can damage the unit, and sound
quality will be negatively affected.
≥ Set the speakers up on an even surface to prevent
them from falling. Take proper precautions to prevent
the speakers from falling if you cannot set them up on
an even surface.
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Main unit
[Note]
≥ Keep your speakers at least 10 mm away from the
system for proper ventilation.
≥ To allow for proper ventilation and to maintain good
airflow around the main unit, position it with at least
5 cm of space on all sides.
≥ Do not block the ventilation holes of the main unit.
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Center speaker
≥ Vibration caused by the center speaker can disrupt the
picture if it is placed directly on the television. Put the
center speaker on a rack or shelf.
≥ To prevent the speakers from falling, do not place
directly on top of the television.
Speaker
label
Subwoofer
Place to the right or left of the television, on the floor or a
sturdy shelf so that it will not cause vibration. Leave
about 30 cm from the television.
Caution
≥ Do not stand on the base.
Be cautious when children are
near.
≥ Do not touch the
netted area of the
speakers.
e.g. Front speaker
e.g. [HT540] Surround speaker
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Notes on speaker use
≥ You can damage your speakers and shorten their
useful life if you play sound at high levels over
extended periods.
≥ Reduce the volume in the following cases to avoid
damage:
– When playing distorted sound.
– When the speakers are reverberating due to a
record player, noise from FM broadcasts, or
continuous signals from an oscillator, test disc, or
electronic instrument.
– When adjusting the sound quality.
– When turning the unit on or off.
If irregular coloring occurs on your television
The front and center speakers are designed to be used
close to a television, but the picture may be affected with
some televisions and setup combinations.
Speaker connections
6
4
2
SUB
WOOFER
SURROUND
Rch
FRONT
Rch
5
2
FRONT
Rch
3
4
SURROUND
Rch
1
FRONT
Lch
6
3
SURROUND
Lch
SUB
WOOFER
5
CENTER
2 sheets of speaker cable stickers
≥Attach the speaker-cable stickers to
make connection easier.
[HT990]
≥1kshort cable:
For center speaker
CENTER
Speaker cables
[HT540]
≥1kshort cable: For center speaker
≥2klong cables: For surround speakers
SURROUND
Lch
3
Caution
≥ The main unit and supplied speakers are to be
used only as indicated in this setup. Failure to
do so may lead to damage to the amplifier and/or
the speakers, and may result in the risk of fire.
Consult a qualified service person if damage has
occurred or if you experience a sudden change
in performance.
≥ Do not attempt to attach these speakers to walls
using methods other than those described in
this manual.
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STEP
If this occurs, turn the television off for about
30 minutes.
The demagnetizing function of the television should
correct the problem. If it persists, move the speakers
further away from the television.
Speaker cable sticker
Be careful not to cross
(short-circuit) or
reverse the polarity of
the speaker wires as
doing so may damage
the speakers.
CENTER
CENTER
5
5
5 CENTER
Insert the wire
fully.
i: White
j: Blue
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Lch
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FRONT
Rch
FRONT
Rch
2
2
2 FRONT (R)
1 FRONT (L)
FRONT
Lch
1
1
SUB
WOOFER
6
6 SUBWOOFER
Push!
Insert the wire fully.
i: White
j: Blue
SURROUND
Rch
SURROUND
Rch
4
4
4 SURROUND (R)
SURROUND
Lch
SURROUND
Lch
3
3
3 SURROUND (L)
Main unit
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STEP
Audio and video connections
Simple Setup
≥ Do not connect through the video cassette recorder.
Due to copy guard protection, the picture may not be displayed properly.
≥ Turn the television off before connecting, and refer to the television’s operating instructions.
Connecting to a television with SCART (AV) terminal
To improve picture quality, you can change the video signal output from the SCART (AV) terminal.
Select “RGB/No Output” from QUICK SETUP (➜ page 14).
≥ This connection will also enable you to play audio from your television through your home theater system.
Refer to “Operating other equipment” (➜ page 37).
Audio and video connections
Back of the main unit
Y
L
s
PB
R
AUX
Sound from the television
Press [EXT-IN] to select the “TV” audio input
on the remote control (➜ page 37).
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Scart cable (not included)
≥ To listen to the sound from the
television, select the appropriate audio
out (e.g., Monitor) on the television.
10
AV
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(PROGRESSIVE/
INTERLACE)
r
PR VIDEO
OUT
S-VIDEO
OUT
Television
(not included)
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Connecting to a television with AUDIO/VIDEO terminals
AV
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(PROGRESSIVE/
INTERLACE)
r
Y
L
s
PB
R
AUX
PR VIDEO
OUT
Simple Setup
Back of the main unit
S-VIDEO
OUT
Television
(not included)
AUDIO
OUT
Audio cable §
(not included)
AUDIO
IN
R
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
Video cable
(not included)
§
This audio connection will enable you to play audio from your television through your home theater system.
Refer to “Operating other equipment” (➜ page 37).
Using other video connections for improved picture quality
Audio and video connections
L
∫ Television with an S-VIDEO IN terminal
The S-VIDEO OUT terminal achieves a more vivid picture than the VIDEO OUT terminal by separating the
chrominance (C) and luminance (Y) signals. (Actual results depend on the television.)
See above for the audio connection.
Back of the main unit
AV
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(PROGRESSIVE/
INTERLACE)
r
Y
L
s
PB
R
AUX
PR VIDEO
OUT
S-VIDEO
OUT
Television
(not included)
VIDEO IN
S-video cable
(not included)
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IN
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∫ Television with COMPONENT VIDEO IN terminals
Simple Setup
The COMPONENT VIDEO OUT terminals provides a
purer picture than the S-VIDEO OUT terminal. These
terminals can be used for either interlaced or
progressive output. Connection using these terminals
outputs the color difference signals (PB/PR) and
luminance signal (Y) separately in order to achieve high
fidelity in reproducing colors.
≥ The description of the component video input
terminals depends on the television or monitor (e.g.
Y/PB/PR, Y/B-Y/R-Y, Y/CB/CR). Connect to terminals of
the same color.
≥ When making this connection, select “Video/YPbPr” or
“S-Video/YPbPr” from QUICK SETUP (➜ page 14). If
“RGB/No Output” is selected, the RGB signal is output
from the SCART (AV) terminal, but no signal is output
from the component video output terminals.
See page 11 for the audio connection.
Back of the main unit
AV
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(PROGRESSIVE/
INTERLACE)
r
Y
L
PB
Audio and video connections
s
R
AUX
PR VIDEO
OUT
S-VIDEO
OUT
Television
(not included)
VIDEO IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
PB
S-VIDEO
IN
PR
Y
Video cables
(not included)
To enjoy progressive video
≥ Connect to a progressive output compatible television.
≥ Set “Video Output Mode” to “480p” or “576p”, and then follow the instructions on the menu screen (➜ page 26,
Picture Menu).
≥ Panasonic televisions with 625 (576)/50i·50p, 525 (480)/60i·60p input terminals are progressive compatible.
Consult the manufacturer if you have another brand of television.
∫ Set Top Box or video cassette recorder connection
In addition to the audio and video connections, you can also connect your Set Top Box or video cassette recorder.
Set Top Box or
video cassette recorder
(not included)
Television
(not included)
RF OUT
RF IN
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aerial
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RF IN
AUDIO
OUT
RF cable
(not included)
AUDIO
IN
Back of the main unit
Audio cable (not included)
≥ You can use the scart cable
connection (➜ page 10)
instead of this connection.
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT
(PROGRESSIVE/
INTERLACE)
Y
L
L
L
R
R
R
PB
VIDEO OUT
VIDEO IN
Video cable
(not included)
PR
AUX
VIDEO
OUT
S-VIDEO
OUT
STEP
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Radio and AC mains lead connections
AM loop antenna
FM indoor antenna
Simple Setup
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AC mains lead
≥ Connect the AC mains lead after all other connections are complete.
≥ Using an outdoor antenna (optional) (➜ page 33).
FM indoor antenna
Affix this end of the antenna where
reception is best.
Click!
Radio and AC mains lead connections
Adhesive tape
AM loop antenna
Stand the antenna up on its base.
Place the antenna where reception is best.
Keep loose antenna cable away from other wires
and cables.
Main unit
While pushing, insert the wire fully.
White
AC mains lead
Red
Black
Loosen the terminal
screw with a Phillipshead screwdriver.
Re-tighten
the terminal
screw.
To household mains socket
(AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz)
BE SURE TO READ THE CAUTION FOR THE AC
MAINS LEAD ON PAGE 4 BEFORE CONNECTION.
[Note]
The included AC mains lead is for use with this unit only. Do not use it with other equipment. Also, do not use cords
for other equipment with this unit.
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Conserving power
The main unit consumes a small amount of power, even when it is turned off (approx. 0.5 W). To save power when
the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug it from the household mains socket.
You will need to reset some memory items after plugging in the unit.
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Simple Setup
STEP
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Preparing the remote control
Remote control
Batteries
2 Insert so the poles (i and j) match those in the
remote control.
3
Do not:
≥ mix old and new batteries.
≥ use different types at the same time.
≥ heat or expose to flame.
≥ take apart or short circuit.
≥ attempt to recharge alkaline or manganese batteries.
≥ use batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage
which can severely damage the remote control.
Remove the batteries if the remote control is not going
to be used for a long period of time. Store in a cool, dark
place.
1 ≥ Do not use rechargeable
type batteries.
Preparing the remote control / Performing QUICK SETUP
R6/LR6, AA
∫ Use
Aim at the remote control signal sensor (➜ page 15),
avoiding obstacles, at a maximum range of 7 m
directly in front of the unit.
7
STEP
Performing QUICK SETUP
The QUICK SETUP screen assists you to make necessary settings.
To display the picture from the main unit, turn on your television and change its video input mode (e.g.
VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.).
≥ To change your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions.
≥ This remote control can perform some basic television operations (➜ page 37).
1
Turn on the unit.
2
Select “DVD/CD”.
3
Press and hold to show
the QUICK SETUP
screen.
DVD
4
ENTER
Follow the messages
and make the settings.
Select
Register
RETURN
SETUP
5
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14
ENTER
Press to finish QUICK
SETUP.
Press and hold to exit.
To change these settings later
Select “QUICK SETUP” in the “Others” tab (➜ page 30).
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Control reference guide
See page references in parentheses.
The illustration shows SC-HT540.
Television operations (37)
Adjust the television volume (37)
Select the source
DVD: DVD/CD (14)
TUNER/BAND: FM/AM (32)
EXT-IN: MUSIC P. (36), TV§ (37), AUX (37)
Turn the unit on/off (14)
Change the television’s video input mode
(37)
Select disc’s title numbers etc./
Enter numbers (19)
Change the unit’s display (19)
Adjust the volume of the main unit (19)
Cancel (19)
Select preset radio stations (32)
Show a disc top menu (21) or
program list (22)
Show a disc menu (21) or play list (22)
Frame-by-frame/Select or register menu
items on the television screen (19)
Show on-screen menu (24) or
display RDS text data (33)
Return to previous screen (19)
(34)
(34)
(35, 34)
(34)
(36, 28)
(35)
(20)
(36)
[HT990]
(34, 35)
Control reference guide
Basic operations for play (18, 19)
To use functions labeled with “-”:
Press and hold the button for at least
2 seconds.
Standby/on switch [Í/I]
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode
or vice versa. In standby mode, the unit is still
consuming a small amount of power. (18)
The illustration shows SC-HT990.
MUSIC PORT
Connect an external device (36)
SURROUND ENHANCER
([HT990] only)
Enhancing the surround
sound effect (18)
< OPEN/CLOSE
Open/Close the disc tray (18)
4, 5 / X TUNING W
Skip or slow-search play (18)/
Select the radio stations (32)
Display
SURROUND
ENHANCER
Phones
Connect headphones (36)
Remote control signal sensor
∫ / -TUNE MODE / -FM MODE
Stop playing (18)/
Select the tuning mode (32)
Adjust the FM reception condition (32)
1 / MEMORY
Play discs (18)/
Memorize the receiving radio stations (32)
SELECTOR (32)
DVD/CD#FM#AM#TV§#AUX#
MUSIC P.#Return to DVD/CD
§
“TV” works only when the scart cable
is connected (➜ page 10).
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AC supply indicator
[AC IN]
This indicator lights
when the unit is
connected to the AC
mains supply.
VOLUME
Turn up/down the volume (18)
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Discs that can be played
Operations in these instructions are described mainly with formats. Icons such as [DVD-V] show the formats.
DVD-Video [DVD-V]
—
DVD-Audio [DVD-A] [DVD-V]
≥ [DVD-V] Some DVD-Audio discs contain DVD-Video content. To play DVD-Video content,
select “Play as DVD-Video” in Other Menu (➜ page 27).
Video CD [VCD]
≥ Including SVCD (Conforming to IEC62107)
DVD-RAM [DVD-VR] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX] §1
Discs that can be played
≥ [DVD-VR] Recorded with devices using Version 1.1 of the Video Recording Format (a unified
video recording standard), such as DVD video recorders, DVD video cameras, personal
computers, etc.
≥ [JPEG] Recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD video recorders using the DCF
(Design rule for Camera File system) Standard Version 1.0.
≥ [MPEG4] Recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD video recorders [conforming to
SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard)/MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video system/G.726
audio system].
DVD-R (DVD-Video)§2 /DVD-RW (DVD-Video) [DVD-V]
≥ Discs recorded and finalized§3 on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras.
DVD-R (VR)§2 /DVD-RW (VR) [DVD-VR]
≥ Discs recorded and finalized§3 on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras using
Version 1.1 (or 1.2 DVD-R DL only) of the Video Recording Format (a unified video
recording standard).
DVD-R/DVD-RW [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX] §1
≥ Finalize§3 the disc after recording.
—
iR (Video)§2 /iRW (Video) [DVD-V]
≥ Discs recorded and finalized§3 on DVD video recorders or DVD video cameras.
CD [CD] [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [VCD] [MPEG4] [DivX] §1
≥ This unit can play CD-R/RW recorded with the above formats. Close the sessions or
finalize§3 the disc after recording.
≥ [CD] This unit is compatible with HDCD, but does not support the Peak Extend function (a
function which expands the dynamic range of high-level signals).
HDCD-encoded CDs sound better because they are encoded with 20 bits, as compared
with 16 bits for all other CDs.
≥ [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] This unit also plays HighMAT discs.
≥ [WMA] This unit does not support Multiple Bit Rate (MBR: a file that contains the same
content encoded at several different bit rates).
§1
Functions added with DivX Ultra are not supported.
Includes single-sided, dual-layer discs.
§3 A process that allows play on compatible equipment.
≥ It may not be possible to play all the above-mentioned discs in some cases due to the type of disc or condition of the
recording.
§2
∫ Discs that cannot be played
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DVD-RW version 1.0, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CDV,
CD-G, SACD and Photo CD, DVD-RAM that cannot
be removed from their cartridge, 2.6-GB and 5.2-GB
DVD-RAM, and “Chaoji VCD” available on the market
including CVD, DVCD and SVCD that do not conform
to IEC62107.
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∫ Video systems
– This unit can play PAL and NTSC, but your
television must match the system used on the disc.
– PAL discs cannot be correctly viewed on an NTSC
television.
– This unit can convert NTSC signals to PAL 60 for
viewing on a PAL television (➜ page 30, “NTSC
Disc Output” in “Video” tab).
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Disc caution
∫ Disc handling precautions
≥ Do not attach labels or stickers to discs. This may
cause disc warping, rendering it unusable.
≥ Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen
or other writing instrument.
≥ Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine,
thinner, liquids which prevent static electricity, or
any other solvent.
≥ Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers.
≥ Do not use the following discs:
– Discs with exposed adhesive from removed
stickers or labels (rented discs, etc).
– Discs that are badly warped or cracked.
– Irregularly shaped discs, such as heart shapes.
Maintenance
Clean this unit with a soft, dry cloth.
≥ Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
≥ Before using chemically treated cloth, carefully read the instructions that came with the cloth.
Do not use commercially available lens cleaners as they may cause malfunction. Cleaning of the lens is
generally not necessary although this depends on the operating environment.
Before moving the unit, ensure the disc tray is empty.
Failure to do so will risk severely damaging the disc and the unit.
About DivX VOD content
DivX Video-on-Demand (VOD) content is encrypted for copyright protection. In order to play DivX VOD content on this
unit, you first need to register the unit.
Follow the online instructions for purchasing DivX VOD content to enter the unit’s registration code and register the
unit. For more information about DivX VOD, visit www.divx.com/vod.
Display the unit’s registration code
(➜ page 30, “DivX Registration” in “Others” tab)
Setup
DivX Registration
Disc
Video
Audio
Display
Others
DivX Video-on-Demand
Your registration code is : XXXXXXXX
8 alphanumeric characters
To learn more visit www.divx.com/vod
Press
ENTER
to continue
≥ We recommend that you make a note of this code for
future reference.
≥ After playing DivX VOD content for the first time,
another registration code is then displayed in “DivX
Registration”. Do not use this registration code to
purchase DivX VOD content. If you use this code to
purchase DivX VOD content, and then play the content
on this unit, you will no longer be able to play any
content that you purchased using the previous code.
≥ If you purchase DivX VOD content using a registration
code different from this unit’s code, you will not be able
to play this content. (“Authorization Error” is displayed.)
Regarding DivX content that can only be played a set
number of times
Some DivX VOD content can only be played a set
number of times. When you play this content, the
remaining number of plays is displayed. You cannot play
this content when the number of remaining plays is zero.
(“Rented Movie Expired” is displayed.)
Disc caution / Maintenance / About DivX VOD content
Wipe with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
When playing this content
≥ The number of remaining plays is reduced by one if
– you press [Í] or press and hold [—SETUP].
– you press [∫ STOP]. (Press [; PAUSE] to pause
play.)
– you press [:, 9 SKIP] or [6, 5 SLOW/
SEARCH] etc. and arrive at another content or the
start of the content being played.
≥ Resume (➜ page 19, Stop) and Marker (➜ page 25,
Play Menu) functions do not work.
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Basic play
To display the picture from the main unit, turn on your television and change its video input mode
(e.g. VIDEO 1, AV 1, etc.).
≥ To change your television’s video input mode, refer to its operating instructions.
Using the main unit
The illustration shows SC-HT990.
1 Turn the unit on.
3 Open the disc tray.
2 Select “DVD/CD”.
4 Load the disc.
≥ Select “AUX” or “TV” to enjoy
Set Top Box, video cassette
recorder or television
programs.
(Refer to page 12 for the
necessary connections.)
≥ Load double-sided discs so the
label for the side you want to
play is facing up.
≥ For DVD-RAM, remove
the disc from its
cartridge before use.
Basic play
SURROUND ENHANCER
(➜ page 35)
SURROUND
ENHANCER
5 Start play.
The tray is automatically closed.
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To change the sound quality
➜ page 34
18
∫ (Stop)
6 Adjust
the
volume.
VOLUME
Press to skip.
Press and hold to
– search during play
– start slow-motion play
during pause (Motion
picture part)
≥ Press [1] (Play) to start
normal play.
[Note[
≥ Discs continue to rotate while menus are displayed. To preserve the unit’s motor and your television screen, press
[∫] (Stop) when you are finished with the menus.
≥ Total title number may not be displayed properly on iR/iRW.
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If you are experiencing problems, refer to troubleshooting (➜ page 40 to 42).
Using the remote control
1
2
Numbered
buttons
Select
On-screen
item select
FL DISPLAY
6
Register
,
SLOW/SEARCH
[DVD-VR] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [VCD]
[CD]
5
e.g. To select 12:
[S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2]
MENU,
PLAY LIST
RETURN
Enter
number
Pause
[VCD] with playback control
Press [∫ STOP] to cancel
the PBC function, and then
press the numbered
buttons.
[WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4]
[DivX]
The position is memorized
while “RESUME” is on the
display.
≥ Press [1 PLAY] to
resume.
≥ Press [∫ STOP] again to
clear the position.
e.g. To select 123:
[1] ➜ [2] ➜ [3] ➜ [ENTER]
≥ Press [CANCEL] to
cancel the number(s).
[DVD-A] [DVD-V]
Shows a disc top menu.
≥ Press [1 PLAY] to
restart play.
[DVD-VR]
Press the button to show
the programs (➜ page 22).
[DVD-V]
—
≥ [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4]
Shows a disc menu.
Disc menu
[This feature does not
work during program and
random play
(➜ page 20).]
[3, 4]: Group skip
[2, 1]: Content skip
Search
(during play)
Slow-motion
(during
pause)
[VCD] with playback control
Shows a disc menu.
Return to
previous
screen
≥ Up to 5 steps.
≥ Press [1 PLAY] to start
normal play.
≥ [VCD] Slow-motion:
forward direction only.
≥ [MPEG4] [DivX] Slowmotion: Does not work.
Frame-byframe
[DVD-A] (Motion picture part)
[DVD-VR] [DVD-V] [VCD]
(during
pause)
≥ [VCD] Forward direction
only.
[DVD-VR]
Press the button to show a
playlist (➜ page 22).
[DivX]
Skip
Basic play
ENTER
—
[DVD-VR] [DVD-A] [DVD-V] [WMA]
[MP3] [MPEG4] [DivX]
Main unit
display
Time display
,-.Information display
(e.g. [DVD-VR]
Program number)
[JPEG]
When Slideshow
(➜ page 25) is on:
SLIDE,-.Contents number
When Slideshow is off:
PLAY,-.Contents number
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CANCEL
,
SKIP
STOP
PAUSE
TOP MENU,
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
Stop
—
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Convenient functions
All group play
Numbered
buttons
[DVD-A]
All Group Playback
Press [1 PLAY].
Press PLAY to start
CANCEL
Program play (up to 32 items)
PLAY
1
ENTER
Press the numbered buttons to select the item.
([WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX]
Press [ENTER] to register the selection.)
e.g. [DVD-V]
FUNCTIONS
Program Playback
Choose a title and chapter.
No.
Title
Chapter
Time
Play
1
Clear
Clear all
PLAY MODE
to select and press ENTER
Displaying current
playback condition
Each time you press the button:
Main menu (➜ page 24) -----------> Basics ------------>Details
^------------- off (No on-screen display) ,-----------------b
Current playback
number
e.g. [DVD-V]
Title
1
Chapter
4
Elapsed
play time
Time
0:41:23
Playback condition
Program Playback
∫ Details
Play mode
Current position
Convenient functions
e.g. [DVD-V]
Audio information
Subtitle information
Angle information
Aspect of current title
Total play time of current title
Details-DVD-Video
1
DTS 3/2.1ch
Audio
Subtitle
1/1
Angle
Source Aspect 4:3
Title Total Time 0:54:28
≥ [MPEG4] [DivX] Video and audio information is not
displayed during search.
All group, Program and
Random play
≥ Selecting “Play as Data Disc” in Other Menu
(➜ page 27) will be effective if the following functions
are not available to play WMA, MP3, JPEG, MPEG4 or
DivX video contents.
≥ [DVD-V] Some items cannot be played even if you have
programmed them.
≥ [DVD-A] Some discs contain bonus groups. If a password
screen appears after selecting a group, enter the
password with the numbered buttons to play the bonus
group. Refer also to the disc’s jacket.
[1] ➜ [2] ➜ [ENTER]
2
Press [1 PLAY].
To select an item using the cursor buttons
Press [ENTER] and [3, 4] to select an item, and then
press [ENTER] again to register.
To select all the items
While the “Chapter”, “Track” or
“Content” field is highlighted, press
[3, 4] to select “ALL”. Then press
[ENTER] again to register.
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Chapter
Time
ALL
To clear the selected program
1 Press [3, 4] to select the program number.
2 Press [CANCEL] (or press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select
“Clear” and press [ENTER]).
To clear the whole program
Select “Clear all” with [3, 4, 2, 1] and press [ENTER].
The whole program is also cleared when the disc tray is
opened, the unit is turned off or another source is selected.
Random play
1
[DVD-A] [DVD-V] [WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX]
Press the numbered buttons to select a
group or title.
([WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX] Press [ENTER] to
register the selection.)
e.g. [DVD-V]
Random Playback
Choose a title.
Title 1
0 ~ 9 to select
All group, program and random playback screens
appear sequentially.
PLAY
to start
[DVD-A]
≥ To enter all groups, press [2, 1] to select “All” and
press [ENTER].
≥ To deselect a group, press numbered buttons
corresponding to the group you want to clear.
All group ([DVD-A]) _-----) Program -----------) Random
^---------------------- off (Normal play) (__--_----}
To exit the all group, program and random mode
Press [PLAY MODE] several times while stopped.
e.g. [DVD-V]
To change the selected program
1 Press [3, 4] to select the program number.
2 Press the numbered buttons to change each item.
([WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX] Press [ENTER] to
register the selection.)
Press [PLAY MODE] while stopped.
20
to start
[WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX]
Press [FUNCTIONS].
∫ Basics
PLAY
≥ Repeat this step to program other items.
≥ To select a 2-digit number
e.g. To select 12: [S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2]
FUNCTIONS
2
Press [1 PLAY].
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Playing data discs using navigation menus
∫ Using the submenu
1 While Navigation Menu is displayed
Press [FUNCTIONS].
2 Press [3, 4] to select an item and press
[ENTER].
Numbered
buttons
Items shown differ depending on the type of disc.
,
SLOW/SEARCH
STOP
MENU,
PLAY LIST
ENTER
FUNCTIONS
Playing data discs
[WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4] [DivX]
Selecting “Play as Data Disc” in Other Menu (➜ page 27)
will be effective if the following functions are not available to
play WMA, MP3, JPEG, MPEG4 or DivX video contents.
≥ Playing HighMATTM discs (➜ page 22)
≥ To exit the screen, press [TOP MENU].
All contents
WMA/MP3
JPEG
MPEG4 and DivX video
Playback Menu
All
Total 434
Audio
Total 7
Picture
Total 427
Video
Total 2
to select and press ENTER
2
Press [3, 4] to select “All”, “Audio”,
“Picture” or “Video” and press [ENTER].
Playing from the selected item (Navigation
Menu)
1
Press [MENU].
≥ To exit the screen, press [MENU].
e.g.
Navigation Menu
5
JPEG
002 My favorite2 005 Japanese 001 Lady Starfish
Perfume
001 My favorite1
002 My favorite2
001 Brazilian
002 Chinese
003 Czech
004 Hungarian
005 Japanese
006 Mexican
007 Philippine
008 Swedish
009 Piano
010 Vocal
Group
Group 005/023
001 Lady Starfish
002 Metal Glue
003 Life on Jupiter
004 Starperson
005 Starpersons
006 Starperson
007 Starpersons
Group and content
number currently playing
: JPEG
: WMA/MP3
: MPEG4 and DivX video
Content
Content 0001/0004
To go to next group
All
Audio
Picture
Video
WMA/MP3, JPEG, MPEG4 and DivX video
Help display
To switch between guide messages and the
elapsed play time indicator
To search by content or group title (➜ below)
Find
Groups only
Thumbnail images [JPEG]
To go to previous group
WMA/MP3 only
JPEG only
MPEG4 and DivX video only
Highlight a group title to search the group, or a
content title to search its content.
Press [TOP MENU].
e.g.
Next group
Previous group
Contents only
∫ Searching by a content or group title
Playing items in order (Playback Menu)
1
Groups and contents are displayed.
Number currently
selected
2
Press [2] followed by [3, 4] to select the
group and press [ENTER].
3
To play content in the group in order
1 While the submenu is displayed (➜ above)
Press [3, 4] to select “Find” and press
[ENTER].
¢ A
Find
2 Press [3, 4] to select a character and press
[ENTER].
≥ Repeat to enter another character.
≥ Lower case characters are also searched.
≥ Press [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH] to skip
between A, E, I, O and U.
≥ Press [2] to erase a character.
≥ Leave the asterisk (¢) when you search for the
titles including the character you enter.
≥ Erase the asterisk (¢) to search for the titles
starting with the character you enter. To add the
asterisk (¢) again, display the submenu again
and select “Find”.
3 Press [1] to select “Find” and press
[ENTER].
The search result screen appears.
Playing data discs using navigation menus
TOP MENU,
DIRECT NAVIGATOR
Multi
List
Tree
Thumbnail
4 Press [3, 4] to select the content or group
and press [ENTER].
Press [ENTER].
To start play from the selected content
To enjoy listening to WMA/MP3 contents while showing a
JPEG image on the screen, select a JPEG file first and
then select audio contents.
(The opposite order is not effective.)
(Continued on next page)
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Press [3, 4] to select and [ENTER].
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Playing data discs using navigation menus
Selecting a track using CD
text [CD]
Playing RAM and DVD-R/RW (DVD-VR) discs
[DVD-VR]
Titles appear with CD Text disc playback.
1
Press [TOP MENU] or [MENU].
≥ To exit the screen, press [TOP MENU] or [MENU].
e.g. CD text
CD Text
1/23 63 00
Disc Title:
All By Artist
Disc Artist: Pink Island
Track title: Long John Platinum
Track Artist: SHIPWRECKED
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8
2
≥ Titles appear only if the titles are recorded on the disc.
≥ You cannot edit programs, playlists and disc titles.
Ashley at Prom
City Penguin
Formura one
Soccer
Baseball
Neanderthal
Cartoons
Trilobites
Playing the programs
1
Press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
≥ To exit the screen, press [DIRECT NAVIGATOR].
e.g.
Press [3, 4] to select the track and press
[ENTER].
Direct Navigator
No.
≥ Press [FUNCTIONS] to show the playback
condition and current position.
1
2
3
4
5
0
Playing HighMATTM discs
[WMA] [MP3] [JPEG]
1
Press [TOP MENU].
2
Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item, and
then press [ENTER].
≥ To exit the screen, press [∫ STOP].
≥ To change the menu background to the one
recorded on the disc, press [FUNCTIONS].
2
Playing data discs using navigation menus
New Playlist Item Long Name Display Te
3
Menu1
P l ay l i s t 1
Menu2
P l ay l i s t 2
Menu3
P l ay l i s t 3
3Return
Next 1
Menu: Takes you to the
next menu which
shows playlists or
another menu
2 Prev
1
Playlist
All By Artist
Playlist
Group
3
4
5
6
Content
≥ To exit the screen, press [PLAY LIST].
Playlist
1
No.
1
2
3
4
5
2
3
Quatre gymnopedies
You've made me sad
I can't quit him
Evening glory
8 Wheeling spin
9 Velvet Cuppermine
10 Ziggy starfish
2
Date
11/1
1/ 1
2/ 2
3/ 3
4/10
Total Time
0:00:01
0:01:20
1:10:04
0:10:20
0:00:01
9 to select and press
Title
City Penguin
Ashley at Prom
Formula one
Soccer
Baseball
ENTER
Contents
RETURN
to exit
Press [3, 4] or the numbered buttons to
select the playlist.
≥ To select a 2-digit number
e.g. 12: [S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2]
Krissa
And when I was born
to exit
Press [PLAY LIST].
0
No.
Content title
1 Few times in summer
2 Less and less
RETURN
Press [ENTER].
e.g.
≥ To exit the screen, press [MENU].
e.g.
Music
Baseball
This works only when the disc contains a playlist.
During play
Press [MENU].
3:37 AM
11:05 AM
9 to select
Press [3, 4] or the numbered buttons to
select the program.
Selecting from the list
1
3/ 3 (WED)
4/10(THU)
Contents
Monday feature
Auto action
Cinema
Playing a playlist
Playlist: play starts
Press [ENTER].
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PAG E 1 / 3
Title
0:05 AM
1:05 AM
2:21 AM
≥ To select a 2-digit number
e.g. 12: [S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2]
≥ Press [1] to show the contents of the program and
the disc.
≥ Repeat this step if necessary.
e.g.
On
Date
11/ 1(WED)
1/ 1 (MON)
2/ 2 (TUE)
9
to select
ENTER to play
∫ Playing scenes one by one
RETURN
to exit
2
Press [2] followed by [3, 4] to switch
among “Playlist”, “Group” and “Content”
lists.
3
Press [1] followed by [3, 4] to select an
item and press [ENTER].
1 While the playlist menu is displayed
Press [1].
2 Press [3, 4] to select “Scene List” and press
[ENTER].
≥ “Contents” shows playlist information.
3 Press [3, 4, 2, 1] to select a scene and
press [ENTER].
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Tips for making data discs
≥ When there are more than 8 groups, the eighth group onwards will be displayed on one vertical line in the menu
screen.
≥ There may be differences in the display order on the menu screen and computer screen.
≥ This unit cannot play files recorded using packet write.
DVD-RAM
≥ Discs must conform to UDF 2.0.
DVD-R/RW
≥ Discs must conform to UDF bridge (UDF 1.02/ISO9660).
≥ This unit does not support multi-session. Only the default session is played.
CD-R/RW
≥ Discs must conform to ISO9660 level 1 or 2 (except for extended formats).
≥ This unit supports multi-session but if there are many sessions it takes more time for play to start. Keep the number
of sessions to a minimum to avoid this.
[MP3] (Extension: “.MP3” or “.mp3”)
001 group
001
001 track.mp3
002 track.mp3
003 track.mp3
002 group
003 group
001 track.mp3
002 track.mp3
003 track.mp3
004 track.mp3
001 track.mp3
002 track.mp3
003 track.mp3
≥ Compatible compression rate: between 32 kbps and 320 kbps
≥ This unit does not support ID3 tags.
≥ Compatible sampling rates:
– DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW: 11.02, 12, 22.05, 24, 44.1 and 48 kHz
– CD-R/RW: 8, 11.02, 12, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1 and 48 kHz
[JPEG] (Extension: “.JPG”, “.jpg”, “.JPEG” or “.jpeg”)
≥ JPEG files taken on a digital camera that conform to DCF Standard (Design rule for Camera File system) Version
1.0 are displayed. Files that have been altered, edited or saved with computer picture editing software may not be
displayed.
≥ This unit cannot display moving pictures, MOTION JPEG and other such formats, and still pictures other than JPEG
(e.g. TIFF), or play pictures with attached audio.
[MPEG4] (Extension: “.ASF” or “.asf”)
≥ You can play MPEG4 data [conforming to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard)/MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video
system/G.726 audio system] recorded with Panasonic SD multi cameras or DVD video recorders with this unit.
≥ The recording date may differ from that of the actual date.
[DivX] (Extension: “.DIVX”, “.divx”, “.AVI” or “.avi”)
≥ You can play all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6) [DivX video system/MP3, Dolby Digital or MPEG audio
system] with standard playback of DivX® media files. Functions added with DivX Ultra are not supported.
≥ GMC (Global Motion Compensation) is not supported.
≥ DivX files greater than 2 GB or have no index may not be played properly on this unit.
≥ This unit supports all resolutions up to maximum of 720 k480 (NTSC)/720 k576 (PAL).
≥ You can select up to 8 types of audio and subtitles on this unit.
Playing data discs using navigation menus
[WMA] (Extension: “.WMA” or “.wma”)
≥ Compatible compression rate: between 48 kbps and 320 kbps
≥ You cannot play WMA files that are copy-protected.
≥ This unit does not support Multiple Bit Rate (MBR).
e.g. [MP3]
root
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Naming folders and files
(Files are treated as contents and folders are treated as groups on this unit.)
At the time of recording, prefix folder and file names. This should be with numbers that
have an equal number of digits, and should be done in the order you want to play them
(this may not work at times).
Files must have the extension (➜ below).
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Using on-screen menus
Main menu
Items shown differ depending on the type of disc.
Numbered
buttons
CANCEL
PLAY
Program
Group
Title
Chapter
Track
Playlist
Content
ENTER
RETURN
FUNCTIONS
Time
1
2
Show the Main menu.
Select the menu.
Select
Go to the
next menu
e.g. [DVD-V]
Using on-screen menus
Register
Return to the
previous menu
3
1/2
3/10
0:24:31
1 English
3 Spanish
1/2
1 English
2 French
3 Spanish
Video
Press to exit.
(Time Slip and Time Search do not work
with iR/iRW discs.)
To skip incrementally or decrementally
(Time Slip for play only)
1 Press [ENTER] twice to show the Time
Slip indicator.
2 Press [3, 4] to select the time and
press [ENTER].
≥ To change the steps more quickly,
press and hold [3, 4].
To start from a specific time (Time
Search)
To change remaining/elapsed time
display
To display pixel number
[DivX] fps (frame per second) is also
displayed.
[DVD-V] (Karaoke disc)
1 English
2 French
3 Spanish
To select “On” or “Off” for vocals
≥ Read the disc’s instructions for details.
Audio
4
12
To select “L”, “R” or “LR”
Functions
Register
Program Search
[DVD-VR] [VCD] [DivX]
e.g. [DVD-V]
Title
1/2
Chapter
3/10
Time
0:24:31
Audio
1 English
Subtitle 3 Spanish
Angle
1/2
Other Settings
2/16
0:34:15
L R
On
[DVD-A] [DVD-V] [DivX] (with multiple
soundtracks)
To select audio soundtrack
Make the settings.
Select
Functions
Program
Time
Audio
Subtitle
[MPEG4] [DivX]
Functions
Title
Chapter
Time
Audio
Subtitle
Angle
To start from a specific item
e.g. [DVD-VR] To select Program 12
Press the numbered buttons:
[1] ➜ [2] ➜ [ENTER]
Signal type/data
LPCM/PPCM/ÎDigital/DTS/MP3/MPEG:
Signal type
kHz (Sampling frequency)/bit/ch (Number
of channels)
e.g. 3/2 .1ch
.1: Low frequency effect
.1: (not displayed if there is no signal)
.0: No surround
.1: Mono surround
.2: Stereo surround (left/right)
.1: Center
.2: Front leftiFront right
.3: Front leftiFront rightiCenter
≥ [DivX] It may take some time for play to
start if you change the audio on a DivX
video disc.
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Items shown differ depending on the type of disc.
[DVD-VR]
Still Picture To switch still pictures
Thumbnail
To show thumbnail images
Marker (VR)
[DVD-V] [DivX] (with multiple subtitles)
[VCD] (SVCD only)
To select subtitle language
≥ On iR/iRW, a subtitle number may
be shown for subtitles that are not
displayed.
≥ [DVD-VR] “On” or “Off” appears only
with discs that contain subtitle on/off
information (Subtitle on/off information
cannot be recorded using Panasonic
DVD Recorders).
Subtitle
Other Settings
Angle
Rotate
Picture
Slideshow
Other
Settings
Play
Speed
Marker
[DVD-VR]: Program>All>Off
§
“All” is displayed during all group ([DVD-A]),
program or random play.
Except [JPEG] [DVD-VR] (Still picture part)
[MPEG4] [DivX]
A-B
Repeat
To repeat a specified section
Press [ENTER] at the starting and ending
points.
Press [ENTER] again to cancel.
To turn on/off slideshow
On ,------. Off
To change the slideshow timing
1 (Fast) to 5 (Slow)
(➜ below)
To mark a position:
Press [ENTER] (at the desired point).
To mark another position:
Press [2, 1] to select “¢” ➜ Press
[ENTER].
To recall a marker:
Press [2, 1] ➜ Press [ENTER].
To erase a marker:
Press [2, 1] ➜ Press [CANCEL].
≥ This feature does not work during
program and random play.
≥ Markers you add are cleared when you
open the disc tray or switch the unit to
standby.
This works only when the elapsed play time can be
displayed. It also works with all JPEG content.
Repeat
To rotate a picture
Except [DVD-VR]
To mark up to 5 positions to play again
Press [ENTER] (The unit is now ready to
accept markers.)
∫ Play Menu
≥ During playlist play:
Scene>Playlist>Off
[DVD-A]: Track>Group§>Off
[DVD-V]: Chapter>Title§>Off
[VCD] [CD]: Track>All>Off
[WMA] [MP3] [MPEG4] [DivX]:
Content>Group§>Off
[JPEG]: Group§>Off
(with multiple angles)
To select a video angle
Items shown differ depending on the type of disc.
[DVD-A] (Motion picture part) [DVD-VR] [DVD-V]
To change play speed
– from “k0.6” to “k1.4”
≥ Press [1 PLAY] to return to normal play.
≥ After you change the speed
– Dolby Pro Logic II and Sound
Enhancement have no effect.
– Audio output switches to 2-channel
stereo.
– Sampling frequency of 96 kHz is
converted to 48 kHz.
≥ This function may not work depending on
the disc’s recording.
To recall a marker recorded on
DVD-Video recorders
Press [3, 4] ➜ Press [ENTER].
Using on-screen menus
Main menu
[DVD-VR] (Except still picture part)
[DVD-V] (Except iR/iRW)
Allows you to browse the disc contents and
start playing from the selected position.
You can select either “Intro Mode” or
Advanced “Interval Mode” in “Advanced Disc Review”
in the “Disc” tab (➜ page 29).
Disc
Review
When you find a title/program to play
Press [1 PLAY].
≥ This may not work depending on the disc
and the play position.
≥ [DVD-VR] This does not work when playing
a playlist (➜ page 22).
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Using on-screen menus
Other Settings
Items shown differ depending on the type of disc.
∫ Picture Menu
If you have chosen “xxx§p” (progressive)
(➜ above), select the method of
conversion for progressive output to suit
the type of material.
≥ The setting will return to Auto or Auto1
when the disc tray is opened, the unit is
turned off or another source is selected.
Normal
Cinema1:
Mellows images and
enhances detail in dark
scenes.
Cinema2: Sharpens images and
enhances detail in dark
scenes.
Animation: Suitable for animation.
Dynamic: Enhances the contrast for
powerful images.
User:
Press [ENTER] to select
“Picture Adjustment”
(➜ below).
Using on-screen menus
Picture
Mode
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Mode
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Picture Adjustment
Contrast:
Increases the contrast
between light and dark parts
of the picture.
Brightness: Brightens the picture.
Sharpness: Adjusts the sharpness of the
edges of horizontal lines.
Colour: Adjusts the shade of the
picture’s color.
Gamma: Adjusts the brightness of dark
parts.
Depth Enhancer: Reduces the rough
noise in the
background to give a
greater feeling of depth.
To select suitable picture quality with
your television
§
480p/576p (progressive)
§480i/576i (interlace)
When you select “xxx§p” (progressive) and
a confirmation screen appears, select
“Yes” only if connecting to a progressive
output compatible television.
§ The numbers displayed depend on the
disc being played. One of the above
numbers is displayed.
Transfer
Mode
When playing PAL discs, MPEG4 or DivX
video contents
Auto: Automatically detects the film and
video content, and appropriately
converts it.
Video: Select when using Auto, and the
content is distorted.
Cinema: Select this if the
edges of the film
content appear
jagged or rough
when Auto is selected.
However, if the video content is
distorted as shown in the
illustration to the right, then
select Auto.
When playing NTSC discs
Auto1: Automatically detects the film and
video content, and appropriately
converts it.
Auto2: In addition to Auto1, automatically
detects film contents with different
frame rates and appropriately
converts it.
Video: Select when using Auto1 and
Auto2, and the content is
distorted.
Source
Select
[DivX]
When you select “Auto” the constructing
method of the DivX contents is
automatically distinguished and output. If
the picture is distorted, select “I (Interlace)”
or “P (Progressive)” depending on which
constructing method was used when the
contents were recorded to disc.
Auto, I (Interlace), P (Progressive)
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Other Settings
Items shown differ depending on the type of disc.
∫ Audio Menu
Dialogue
Enhancer
To make the dialogue in movies
easier to hear
[DVD-V] (Dolby Digital, DTS, MPEG,
3-channel or higher, with the
dialogue recorded in the center
channel)
[DivX] (Dolby Digital, 3-channel or
higher, with the dialogue recorded
in the center channel)
On ,------. Off
Sound
Enhancement
To select the appropriate screen
size to fit your television screen
[DVD-A] (Motion picture part)
[DVD-VR] [DVD-V] [VCD]
Auto, 4:3 Standard,
European Vista,
16:9 Standard, American Vista,
Cinemascope1, Cinemascope2
e.g.
Just Fit Zoom
To enjoy comfortable, analog-like
sound
[DVD-VR] [DVD-V] (Discs recorded with
48 kHz only)
[WMA] [MP3] (Disc recording is other
than 8 kHz, 16 kHz or 32 kHz)
[MPEG4] [DivX]
[VCD] [CD]
To zoom in and out manually
– in 0.01-unit steps from “k1.00” to
“k1.60”
– in 0.02-unit steps from “k1.60” to
“k2.00”
– in 0.05-unit steps from “k2.00” to
“k4.00” ([MPEG4] [DivX] only)
≥ To change the steps more quickly,
press and hold [3, 4].
≥ [MPEG4] [DivX] It may not be
possible to zoom up to “k4.00”
depending upon the connected
television and its settings.
On ,------. Off
≥ This may have no effect
depending on the disc’s
recording.
≥ This does not work with MP3 on
DVD-RAM or DVD-R/RW.
Standard (a0.25 full-screen),
Original (actual recorded size),
Full (full-screen)
≥ This may not work depending on
the discs recording.
Manual Zoom
∫ Display Menu
Information
[JPEG] On ,------. Off
Subtitle
Position
0 to s60 (in 2 unit steps)
Subtitle
Brightness
Auto, 0 to s7
4:3 Aspect
4:3 Standard (4:3)
European Vista (1.66:1)
16:9 Standard (16:9)
American Vista (1.85:1)
Cinemascope1 (2.35:1)
Cinemascope2 (2.55:1)
Bit Rate
Display
[DVD-A] (Motion picture part)
[DVD-VR] [DVD-V] [VCD] [MPEG4] [DivX]
On ,------. Off
To make the on-screen menu
transparent
Off, On, Auto
To select how to show images
made for 4:3 aspect screens on a
16:9 aspect television
GUI Seethrough
Normal: Laterally stretches
images.
Auto:
Expands 4:3 letterbox
images to fill more of the
screen. Other images
appear in full in the
center of the screen.
Shrink: Images appear in the
center of the screen.
Zoom: Expands to 4:3 aspect
ratio.
If your television has a similar
feature, use it instead for a better
effect.
GUI Brightness brightness
Using on-screen menus
(➜ page 34, Enhancing the stereo
sound: Dolby Pro Logic II)
To adjust the on-screen menu
s3 to r3
∫ Other Menu
Setup
(➜ page 28)
Play as
DVD-Video
To play DVD-Video contents of
DVD-Audio
Select “Play as DVD-Video”.
or
Play as
DVD-Audio
Play as
DVD-VR, Play
as HighMAT
or
Play as Data
Disc
To use functions for data discs
(➜ page 21)
(To play JPEG, MP3, MPEG4 or
DivX video contents on DVD-RAM,
or to play a HighMAT disc without
using HighMAT function)
Select “Play as Data Disc”.
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Changing the player settings
1
Press and hold to show
the Setup menu.
If you have not performed
QUICK SETUP (➜ page 14),
the QUICK SETUP screen
appears.
Numbered
buttons
2
Select the tab.
Select
Go right
ENTER
3
Select the item.
Select
SETUP
Register
4
Disc
Video
Audio
Display
Others
Audio
Subtitle
Menus
English
Automatic
English
Advanced Disc Review
Intro Mode
Ratings
Level 8
to select and press ENTER
RETURN
Setting
Register
to exit
Changing the player settings
≥ The settings remain intact even if you switch the unit to
standby.
≥ Underlined items are the factory settings in the
following diagram.
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Make the settings.
Item
Setup
Tab
Select
Press and hold to exit.
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QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area.
∫ “Disc” tab
Audio
Choose the audio language.
≥English
≥Swedish
≥French
≥Dutch
≥Automatic§3 ≥English
Choose the subtitle language. ≥Polish
≥Swedish
Subtitle
Menus
Choose the language for disc
menus.
Changing the menu language
in QUICK SETUP also
changes this setting.
Advanced Disc Review
(➜ page 25)
Ratings
Set a rating level to limit
DVD-Video play.
≥English
≥Swedish
≥French
≥Dutch
≥German ≥Italian
≥Spanish
≥Original§1 ≥Other¢¢¢¢§2
≥Polish
≥French
≥Dutch
≥Spanish
≥German ≥Italian
≥Other¢¢¢¢§2
≥German ≥Italian
≥Other¢¢¢¢§2
≥Spanish
≥Polish
Reviews each title/program.
≥Intro Mode:
≥Interval Mode: Reviews not only each title/program but also each 10-minute interval
within a title/program.
Setting ratings (When level 8 is selected)
≥8 No Limit ≥1 to 7 ≥0 Lock All: To prevent play of discs without rating levels.
When you select your ratings level, a password screen is shown.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Do not forget your password.
A message screen will be shown if a DVD-Video disc exceeding the rating level is
inserted in the unit.
Enter your password and then follow the on-screen instructions.
§1
The original language designated on the disc is selected.
Input the appropriate code from the language code list (➜ page 31).
§3
If the language selected for “Audio” is not available, subtitles appear in that language (if available on the disc).
§2
TV Aspect
Choose the setting to suit
your television and
preference.
≥4:3 Pan&Scan: Regular aspect television (4:3)
The sides of the widescreen picture are cut off so it fills the
screen (unless prohibited by the disc).
≥ 4:3 Letterbox: Regular aspect television (4:3)
Widescreen picture is shown in the letterbox style.
≥ 16:9: Widescreen television (16:9)
TV Type
Select to suit the type of
television.
Time Delay
≥Standard (Direct View TV)
≥LCD TV/Projector
≥Projection TV
≥0ms
≥20ms
≥40ms
≥60ms
≥CRT Projector
≥Plasma TV
≥80ms
≥100ms
Changing the player settings
∫ “Video” tab
When connected with a
Plasma display, adjust if you
notice the audio is out of sync
with the video.
Video Out (AV/
Component)
≥Video/YPbPr
≥RGB/No Output
≥S-Video/YPbPr
Choose the video signal
format to be output from the
SCART (AV) and Component
terminal.
Specify the type of picture
shown when paused.
§4
≥ Automatic
≥Field§4 : The picture is not blurred, but picture quality is lower.
≥Frame§4 : Overall quality is high, but the picture may appear blurred.
Refer to “Frame still and field still” (➜ page 43, Glossary).
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Changing the player settings
QUICK SETUP enables successive settings of the items in the shaded area.
∫ “Video” tab (Continued)
NTSC Disc Output
Choose PAL 60 or NTSC
output when playing NTSC
discs (➜ page 16, Video
systems).
Picture/Video Output
Change the video signal
format to be output for JPEG,
MPEG4 and DivX video if
picture output is not smooth
during playback.
≥PAL60: When connected to a PAL television.
≥NTSC: When connected to an NTSC television.
≥PAL
≥Automatic
≥NTSC/PAL60: Output will depend on “NTSC Disc Output” setting (➜ above).
∫ “Audio” tab
Dynamic Range
Compression
≥Off
≥On: Adjusts for clarity even when the volume is low by compressing the range of
the lowest sound level and the highest sound level. Convenient for late night
viewing. (Only works with Dolby Digital)
Speaker Settings
(➜ page 31)
≥Center:
0.0/1.0/2.0/3.0/4.0/5.0 ms
≥Surround (L/R): 0.0/5.0/10.0/15.0 ms
Set the delay time for your
center and surround
speakers.
∫ “Display” tab
≥English
≥Polski
≥Français
≥Svenska
On-Screen Messages
≥On
≥Off
Background during Play
≥Black
≥Grey
Changing the player settings
Menu Language
≥Italiano
≥Español
Select background during
JPEG, MPEG4 and DivX
video playback.
∫ “Others” tab
FL Dimmer
Change the brightness of the
unit’s display.
DivX Registration
Display the unit’s registration
code.
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≥Dim
≥Bright
≥Auto: The display is dimmed, but brightens when you perform some operations.
You need this registration code to purchase and play DivX Video-on-Demand
(VOD) content (➜ page 17, About DivX VOD content).
QUICK SETUP
≥Yes
Re-initialise Setting
≥Yes: The password screen is shown if “Ratings” (➜ page 29) is set. Please enter
the same password. After “INIT” on the display disappears, turn the unit off
and on again.
≥ No
Return all values in the Setup
menus to the default settings.
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≥Deutsch
≥Nederlands
≥No
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Changing the delay time of the speakers
(Effective when playing multi-channel audio)
(Center and surround speakers only)
For optimum listening with 5.1-channel sound, all the
speakers, except for the subwoofer, should be the same
distance from the seating position.
If you have to place the center or surround speakers
closer to the seating position, adjust the delay time to
make up for the difference.
C
Exit
R
c
a b c : Primary listening distance
SW
RS
R
C
Exit
SW
LS
Approximate room dimensions
ms
0.0
RS
Surround delay time
RS
To finish the speaker setting
Press [2] to select “Exit” and press [ENTER].
Circle of constant primary listening distance
If either distance a or b is less than c, find the
difference in the table and change to the recommended
setting.
a Center speaker
Difference (Approx.)
b Surround speaker
Setting
Difference (Approx.)
When you change the surround speaker setting for Dolby
Digital, the setting also changes for Dolby Pro Logic II.
e.g., the settings for Music are the same as those for
Dolby Digital.
Setting
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
Music
Movie
30 cm
1.0 ms
150 cm
5.0 ms
60 cm
2.0 ms
300 cm
10.0 ms
0 ms
0 ms
10 ms
15.0 ms
5 ms
5 ms
15 ms
90 cm
3.0 ms
450 cm
120 cm
4.0 ms
10 ms
10 ms
20 ms
150 cm
5.0 ms
15 ms
15 ms
25 ms
Language code list
Abkhazian:
Afar:
Afrikaans:
Albanian:
Ameharic:
Arabic:
Armenian:
Assamese:
Aymara:
Azerbaijani:
Bashkir:
Basque:
Bengali, Bangla:
Bhutani:
Bihari:
Breton:
Bulgarian:
Burmese:
Byelorussian:
Cambodian:
Catalan:
Chinese:
Corsican:
Croatian:
Czech:
6566
6565
6570
8381
6577
6582
7289
6583
6589
6590
6665
6985
6678
6890
6672
6682
6671
7789
6669
7577
6765
9072
6779
7282
6783
Danish:
Dutch:
English:
Esperanto:
Estonian:
Faroese:
Fiji:
Finnish:
French:
Frisian:
Galician:
Georgian:
German:
Greek:
Greenlandic:
Guarani:
Gujarati:
Hausa:
Hebrew:
Hindi:
Hungarian:
Icelandic:
Indonesian:
Interlingua:
Irish:
6865
7876
6978
6979
6984
7079
7074
7073
7082
7089
7176
7565
6869
6976
7576
7178
7185
7265
7387
7273
7285
7383
7378
7365
7165
Italian:
Japanese:
Javanese:
Kannada:
Kashmiri:
Kazakh:
Kirghiz:
Korean:
Kurdish:
Laotian:
Latin:
Latvian, Lettish:
Lingala:
Lithuanian:
Macedonian:
Malagasy:
Malay:
Malayalam:
Maltese:
Maori:
Marathi:
Moldavian:
Mongolian:
Nauru:
Nepali:
7384
7465
7487
7578
7583
7575
7589
7579
7585
7679
7665
7686
7678
7684
7775
7771
7783
7776
7784
7773
7782
7779
7778
7865
7869
Norwegian:
Oriya:
Pashto, Pushto:
Persian:
Polish:
Portuguese:
Punjabi:
Quechua:
Rhaeto-Romance:
Romanian:
Russian:
Samoan:
Sanskrit:
Scots Gaelic:
Serbian:
Serbo-Croatian:
Shona:
Sindhi:
Singhalese:
Slovak:
Slovenian:
Somali:
Spanish:
Sundanese:
Swahili:
7879
7982
8083
7065
8076
8084
8065
8185
8277
8279
8285
8377
8365
7168
8382
8372
8378
8368
8373
8375
8376
8379
6983
8385
8387
Swedish:
Tagalog:
Tajik:
Tamil:
Tatar:
Telugu:
Thai:
Tibetan:
Tigrinya:
Tonga:
Turkish:
Turkmen:
Twi:
Ukrainian:
Urdu:
Uzbek:
Vietnamese:
Volapük:
Welsh:
Wolof:
Xhosa:
Yiddish:
Yoruba:
Zulu:
8386
8476
8471
8465
8484
8469
8472
6679
8473
8479
8482
8475
8487
8575
8582
8590
8673
8679
6789
8779
8872
7473
8979
9085
Changing the player settings
LS
ms
0.0
: Ideal speaker position
b
LS
L
RQT8722
a
Center delay time
: Actual speaker position
C
L
1 Press [3, 4] to select the delay time box and
press [ENTER].
2 Press [3, 4] to adjust the delay time and press
[ENTER].
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Using the radio
Selecting the preset channels
TUNER/BAND
Numbered
buttons
1
Press [TUNER/BAND] to select “FM” or “AM”.
2
Press the numbered buttons to select the
channel.
≥ To select a 2-digit number
e.g. 12: [S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2]
Alternatively, press [X, W].
PRG
DISC SFC
TG
When a stereo FM broadcast is being
received, “ST” lights in the display.
ENTER
D.MIX MONO SLP
DE
S
A AC
ST
SRD E.
HDCD
H.BASS
W PGM
1
FUNCTIONS
∫ If noise is excessive
When “FM” is selected
Press and hold [—FM MODE] on the main
unit to display “MONO”.
MONO
ST
SRD E.
HDCD
H.BASS
W PGM
1
The illustration shows SC-HT540.
Press and hold [—FM MODE] again to cancel the
mode.
≥ The mode is also canceled when you change the
frequency.
TUNING
Using the radio
MEMORY
When “AM” is selected
Press [FUNCTIONS] on the remote control.
Each time you press the button: BP 2()BP 1
-TUNE MODE / -FM MODE
SELECTOR
Manual tuning
Presetting stations automatically
Main unit only
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Up to 15 stations can be set in each band, FM and AM.
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1
Press [SELECTOR] to select “FM” or “AM”.
2
Press [-TUNE MODE] to select “MANUAL”.
3
Press [X TUNING W] to tune to the lowest
frequency (FM: 87.50, AM: 522).
4
Press and hold [MEMORY].
Each time you press the button:
MANUAL()PRESET
Release the button when “FM AUTO” or “AM AUTO”
is displayed.
The tuner presets all the stations it can receive into
the channels in ascending order.
≥ “SET OK” is displayed when the stations are set,
and the radio tunes to the last preset station.
≥ “ERROR” is displayed when automatic presetting is
unsuccessful. Preset the channels manually
(➜ right).
Main unit only
1
Press [SELECTOR] to select “FM” or “AM”.
2
Press [-TUNE MODE] to select “MANUAL”.
3
Press [X TUNING W] to select the frequency.
≥ To start automatic tuning, press and hold
[X TUNING W] until the frequency starts scrolling.
Tuning stops when a station is found.
∫ Presetting the channel
Up to 15 stations can be set in each band, FM and AM.
1 While listening to the radio broadcast
Press [ENTER].
2 While the frequency and “PGM” are flashing on
the display
Press the numbered buttons to select a
channel.
≥ To select a 2-digit number DISC SFC TG
D.MIX MONO SLP
e.g. To select 12:
[S10] ➜ [1] ➜ [2]
Alternatively, press [X, W], and then press
[ENTER].
The station occupying a channel is erased if another
station is preset to that channel.
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RDS broadcasting
The unit can display the text data transmitted by the radio
data system (RDS) available in some areas.
If the station you are listening to is transmitting RDS
signals, “RDS” will light up on the display.
When “FM” is selected
Press [FUNCTIONS] to display the text data.
Each time you press the button:
PS (factory preset)>PTY> Frequency display
^----------------------------------------------------------}
PTY displays
VARIED
FINANCE
COUNTRY
POP M
CHILDREN
NATIONAL
INFO
ROCK M
SOCIAL A
OLDIES
SPORT
M.O.R. M§
RELIGION
FOLK M
EDUCATE
LIGHT M
PHONE IN
DOCUMENT
DRAMA
CLASSICS
TRAVEL
TEST
CULTURE
OTHER M
LEISURE
ALARM
SCIENCE
WEATHER
JAZZ
“M.O.R. M”=Middle of the road music
Using the radio
§
NEWS
AFFAIRS
[Note]
RDS displays may not be available if reception is poor.
Using an outdoor antenna (optional)
Use outdoor antennas if radio reception is poor.
≥ Disconnect the antenna when the unit is not in use.
≥ Do not use the outdoor antenna during an electrical storm.
Use the antenna plug
adaptor (included).
FM outdoor antenna (Using a
television antenna)
≥ Disconnect the FM indoor antenna.
≥ The antenna should be installed by
a competent technician.
Leave the AM loop
antenna connected.
5 to 12 m
75 ≠ coaxial cable
(not included)
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AM outdoor antenna
(Using a vinyl wire)
Run a piece of vinyl wire horizontally across
a window or other convenient location.
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Using sound effects
Enhancing the sound from
the center speaker:
Center Focus
DVD
VOLUME
This applies to discs where the dialogue is recorded
in the center channel.
You can make the sound of the center
speaker seem like it is coming from within the
television.
Press and hold [—C.FOCUS].
Each time you press and hold the button:
C FOCUS ON,------.C FOCUS OFF
SUBWOOFER LEVEL
(
- SFC,
SFC
SRD ENH)
PL
- H.BASS,
C.FOCUS
≥ This does not work when Sound Field Control (MOVIE,
SPORT or MUSIC) is turned on.
≥ This also works when Dolby Pro Logic II is turned on.
Enhancing the stereo
sound: Dolby Pro Logic II
CH SELECT,
TEST
Using sound effects
[Note]
≥ The following sound effects may not be available or
have no effect depending on the type of source, or
when headphones are used.
≥ You may experience a reduction in sound quality when
these sound effects are used with some sources. If this
occurs, turn the sound effects off.
≥ [HT990] It is not possible to turn on Surround Enhancer
and Sound Field Control at the same time.
Changing the sound quality:
Sound Field Control
Except [DivX]
Dolby Pro Logic II is an advanced decoder that derives
5-channel surround (Left and Right Front, Center, Left
and Right Surround) from stereo sound sources, whether
or not it has been specifically Dolby Surround encoded.
Press [ÎPLII].
Each time you press the button:
Movie: Movie software, recorded in Dolby
Surround.
Music: Stereo sources
Off:
Cancel
≥ This works only in DVD/CD mode.
≥ “ÎPLII” lights when there is effect.
Adjusting the amount of
bass: Subwoofer level
Press [SFC] ([HT990] [-SFC]).
RQT8722
Each time you press the button:
FLAT: Cancel (no effect is added) (factory preset).
MOVIE: Use this mode when playing movie software.
SPORT: Simulates sound to make you feel like you are
at a sports event.
MUSIC: Adds surround effects to stereo sources.
HEAVY: Adds punch to rock.
CLEAR: Clarifies higher sounds.
SOFT: For background music.
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≥ To check the current setting, press [SFC] ([HT990] [-SFC]).
≥ MOVIE, SPORT and MUSIC are not available when
Dolby Pro Logic II is on, or when playing a disc
recorded with a multi-channel source.
≥ You can adjust the volume of the surround speakers to
get the best surround effect (➜ page 35, Adjusting the
volume of each speaker: Speaker level adjustments).
≥ When MOVIE, SPORT or MUSIC is turned on, you can
enjoy audio from your television in 5.1-channel
surround sound (➜ page 37).
PL PRG
D DTS
MODE
RDS
PTY PS A AC
CD
DVD
You can adjust the amount of bass. The unit
automatically selects the most suitable setting according
to the type of playing source.
Press [SUBWOOFER LEVEL].
≥ [DVD-V] [DVD-VR]
SUB W 4 (factory preset)>SUB W 1>SUB W 2
^--------------------------- SUB W 3 (------------------------}
≥ When another source is selected
SUB W 2 (factory preset)>SUB W 3>SUB W 4
^-------------------------- SUB W 1(-------------------------}
≥ To check the current setting, press [SUBWOOFER LEVEL].
≥ The setting you make is retained, and recalled every time
you play the same type of source, except when Sound
Field Control (MOVIE, SPORT or MUSIC) is turned on.
§
When Sound Field Control (MOVIE, SPORT or MUSIC)
is on, the factory presets are as follows:
– MOVIE: SUB W 4
– SPORT: SUB W 2
– MUSIC: SUB W 1
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Enhancing the bass
sound: H.BASS
You can enhance low-frequency sound so that heavy
bass sound can be heard clearly, even if the acoustics of
your room are not optimal. The unit automatically selects
the most suitable setting according to the type of playing
source.
ST
≥ [DVD-V] [DVD-VR]
H.BASS ON (factory preset),------.H.BASS OFF
SRD E.
HDCD
H.BASS
W PGM
1
This is one of the ways to get appropriate surround effects.
Preparation
Press [DVD].
1
L: Front left
C: Center
R: Front right
RS: Right surround LS: Left surround
≥ There is no output from SW (subwoofer) channel.
The setting you make is retained, and recalled every time
you play from the same type of source.
[HT990]
Enhancing the surround
sound effect:
Surround Enhancer
Each time you press and hold the button:
SRD ENH ON,------.SRD ENH OFF
Press and hold [—TEST] to output a test
signal.
≥ To stop the test signal, press and hold [—TEST]
again.
≥ When another source is selected
H.BASS OFF (factory preset),------.H.BASS ON
Press and hold [—SRD ENH].
While stopped and no on-screen display is shown
2
Press [VOLUME, r] or [s] to set the volume
level normally used for listening.
3
Press [3] (increase) or [4] (decrease) to
adjust the speaker level for each speaker.
≥ Adjust the speaker levels to the same level as the
front speakers.
ST
SRD E.
HDCD
W
PGM
1
C, RS, LS: `6 dB to i6 dB
∫ To adjust speaker level during play
[Effective when playing multi-channel audio or when
Dolby Pro Logic II or Sound Field Control (MOVIE,
SPORT or MUSIC) is on.]
1 Press [CH SELECT] to select the speaker.
L #C #R #RS #LS #SW
^----------------------------------------------}
SW: Subwoofer
Using sound effects
Press [-H.BASS].
Adjusting the volume of
each speaker:
Speaker level adjustments
≥ You can adjust SW only if the disc includes a
subwoofer channel.
≥ “SW” does not appear on the display and is not
adjustable when “ÎPLII” is lit.
≥ “S” appears on the display when “MOVIE”,
“SPORT” or “MUSIC” is selected with Sound
Field Control (➜ page 34).
In this case, you can adjust both surround
speaker levels at the same time using [3, 4].
S: `6 dB to i6 dB
2 Press [3] (increase) or [4] (decrease) to
adjust the speaker level for each speaker.
C, RS, LS, SW: `6 dB to i6 dB
(L, R: Only the balance is adjustable.)
≥ To adjust the balance of the front speakers,
while “L” or “R” is selected, press [2, 1].
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Using other useful functions
Using headphones
Main unit only
EXT-IN
1
Reduce the volume and connect the
headphones (not included).
Headphone plug type: ‰3.5 mm stereo mini plug
VOLUME
The illustration shows SC-HT540.
VOLUME
SLEEP
MUTING
Using other useful functions
2
Setting the sleep timer
Press [SLEEP] to select the time (in minutes).
SLEEP 30 ----)SLEEP 60 ----)SLEEP 90
^""" OFF(_ SLEEP120(_-}
MONO SLP ST
SRD E.
HDCD
H.BASS
W PGM
1
To cancel the timer
Press [SLEEP] to select “OFF”.
Adjust headphone volume with [VOLUME].
≥ Audio is automatically switched to 2-channel
stereo.
[Note]
To prevent hearing damage, avoid listening for prolonged
periods of time.
Using the Music Port
The Music Port allows you to connect and enjoy music
from an external device (e.g. MP3 player) through your
home theater system.
Preparation
To avoid distorted sound, make sure that any equalizer
function of your external device is turned off.
To confirm the remaining time
Press [SLEEP] again.
To change the setting
Repeat the procedure from the beginning.
1
Reduce the volume and connect the
external device (not included).
Plug type: ‰3.5 mm stereo mini plug
The illustration shows SC-HT540
Muting the sound
VOLUME
Press [MUTING].
“MUTING” flashes on the unit’s display.
PL PRG
D DTS
MODE
RDS
PTY PS A AC
MONO SLP ST
CD
DVD
To cancel
≥ Press [MUTING] again or reduce the volume to
minimum “VOL 0”, and then raise it to the required
level.
≥ Muting is canceled when you switch the unit to standby.
External device
Reduce the volume before
connecting.
2
Press [EXT-IN] to select “MUSIC P.”.
MUSIC P. ""--)TV
^"" AUX(----}
RG
DE
S
AC
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3
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MONO
ST
SR
H
H.B
W
Adjust the external device volume to a
normal listening level, and then adjust the
volume of the main unit with [VOLUME].
≥ You can enjoy surround sound when you turn on
Sound Field Control (MOVIE, SPORT or MUSIC)
(➜ page 34).
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Operating other equipment
Operating the television
TV
TV/AV
,
TV VOLUME
EXT-IN
Aim the remote control at the television.
Turning the television on/off
Press [Í TV].
Switching the television’s video input mode
Press [TV/AV].
[Note]
The remote control may not work properly with some
models.
RQT8722
You can use the remote control to operate a Panasonic
television. Connect your equipment referring to “Set Top
Box or video cassette recorder connection” (➜ page 12).
To play audio from your television through your
home theater system
Press [EXT-IN] to select “AUX” or “TV” as the source,
reduce the volume on the television to its minimum, and
control the volume on the main unit.
Each time you press the button:
MUSIC P. ""--)TV
^"" AUX(----}
≥ You can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound when you
turn on Sound Field Control (MOVIE, SPORT or
MUSIC) (➜ page 34).
Operating other equipment
Adjusting the volume
Press [r, s TV VOLUME].
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Speaker installation options
∫ Attaching to a wall
You can attach all of the speakers (except subwoofer) to a wall.
≥ The wall or pillar on which the speakers are to be attached should be capable of supporting over 10 kg per
screw. Consult a qualified building contractor when attaching the speakers to a wall. Improper attachment may
result in damage to the wall and speakers.
≥ When mounting the front speakers or surround speakers ([HT540] front speakers only) to a wall, we recommend
using a string (not included) to prevent it from falling.
[HT540] 2 Cover plates
[HT990] 4 Cover plates
[HT540] 2 Screws
[HT990] 4 Screws
Preparation for front speakers and surround speakers ([HT540] front speakers only)
1 Remove the speaker cable from the stand.
Release the cable
from the groove.
2 Connect the cable (➜ page 7).
1 Attach the cover plate to the front speaker or
surround speaker ([HT540] front speaker only).
Speaker installation options
2
Screw
Tighten securely.
3 Fit the speaker securely onto the screw(s) with
the hole(s).
Front speaker [HT540]
Front and surround speakers [HT990]
Center speaker
106 mm
1
200 mm
Cover plate
2 Drive a screw (not included) into the wall.
340 mm
Surround speaker
[HT540]
‰4.0 mm
Wall or pillar
‰7.5 to 9.5 mm
5.0 to 7.0 mm
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e.g.
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In this position,
the speaker will
likely fall if moved
to the left or right.
Move the
speaker so that
the screw is in
this position.
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Reattaching the speaker cable to the stand
1 Remove the eight screws from the stand, and remove the speaker net.
Screw
2 Position the cable.
Approx. 15 cm
Press the cable into
the groove.
Cable
3 Attach the speaker net with the screws.
∫ Fitting speaker stands (not included)
Metal screw holes
For attaching to
speaker stands
5 mm, pitch 0.8 mm
Plate thickness
plus 7 mm to 10 mm
60 mm
Speaker stand
(not included)
RQT8722
e.g. Center speaker
Speaker installation options
[Except front speakers ([HT540] [HT990]) and surround speakers ([HT990])]
Ensure the stands meet these conditions before purchasing them.
Note the diameter and length of the screws and the distance between screws as shown in the diagram.
≥ The stands must be able to support over 10 kg.
≥ The stands must be stable even if the speakers are in a high position.
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Troubleshooting guide
Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the
solutions indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions.
Power
No power.
The unit is automatically
switched to standby mode.
Page
≥ Insert the AC mains lead securely.
≥ The Sleep timer was working and had reached the set time limit.
13
36
Unresponsive or inoperable function
No response when remote
control buttons are
pressed.
No picture or sound.
≥ This unit cannot play discs other than the ones listed in these operating
instructions.
≥ The unit may not be operating properly due to lightning, static electricity or
some other external factor. Turn the unit off and then back on. Alternatively,
turn the unit off, disconnect the AC mains lead, and then reconnect it.
≥ Condensation has formed. Wait 1 to 2 hours for it to evaporate.
≥ Check that the batteries are installed correctly.
≥ The batteries are depleted. Replace them with new ones.
≥ Aim the remote control at the remote control signal sensor and operate.
≥ Check the video or speaker connection.
You have forgotten your
ratings password.
Reset all the settings to
Factory Preset.
≥ Check the power or input setting of the connected equipment and the main unit.
≥ Check that the disc has something recorded on it.
≥ While stopped and “DVD/CD” is the source, press and hold [∫] (Stop) on
the main unit and [S10] on the remote control until “Initialised” disappears
from the television. Turn the unit off and on again.
All settings will return to the default values.
No response when any
buttons are pressed.
16
—
—
14
14
15
7,
9–12
—
—
—
Specific operation undesirable or unexpected
It takes time before play
starts.
Folders on a data CD are
not displayed correctly.
≥ Play may take time to begin when an MP3 track has still picture data. Even
after the track starts, the correct play time will not be displayed. This is
normal. [MP3]
≥ This is normal on DivX video. [DivX]
≥ Folders deeper than the eighth layer are displayed as the eighth layer.
—
≥ This is normal for Video CDs.
—
≥ Press [∫ STOP] twice and then press [1 PLAY].
—
≥ These functions do not work with some DVD-Videos.
—
≥ Even if a second soundtrack is not recorded, two numbers are normally
shown.
—
≥ This unit may not play WMA and MPEG4 that contains still picture data.
≥ If playing DivX VOD content, refer to the homepage where you purchased
the DivX VOD content. (Example: www.divx.com/vod) [DivX]
≥ If a disc contains CD-DA and other formats, proper playback may not be
possible.
≥ This is normal for DVD-Audio.
—
—
≥ If you change the volume or sound effects during Advanced Disc Review,
the function continues without the on-screen display. Cancel the function.
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—
—
[WMA] [MP3] [JPEG] [MPEG4]
[DivX]
Troubleshooting guide
A menu screen appears
during skip or search. [VCD]
Playback control menu
does not appear. [VCD] with
playback control
Program and Random play
do not work. [DVD-V]
Selecting audio
soundtrack “2” does not
change the audio. [DVD-A]
Play does not start.
Play restarts from the
beginning when the
soundtrack is changed.
—
—
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[DVD-A]
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Scenes are skipped
intermittently.
[DVD-VR] [DVD-V]
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Subtitle
Subtitle position is wrong.
No subtitles.
Page
≥ Adjust the position. (“Subtitle Position” in Display Menu)
≥ Display the subtitles. (“Subtitle” in Main menu)
≥ Subtitles may not be displayed depending on the disc. [DivX]
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25
—
Marker
Cannot add markers.
≥ You cannot add markers with DVD-RAM or DVD-R/-RW (DVD-VR) discs.
≥ If the disc’s elapsed play time does not appear on the unit’s display, you
cannot add markers.
—
—
≥ The end of an item becomes point B when it is reached.
—
A-B repeat
Point B is automatically
set.
Sound abnormal or improper
Sound is distorted.
Effects do not work.
Humming is heard during
play.
No sound.
≥ Noise may occur when playing WMA.
≥ Some audio effects do not work or have less effect with some discs.
≥ An AC mains lead or fluorescent light is near the main unit. Keep other
appliances and cables away from the main unit.
≥ There may be a slight pause in sound when you change the play speed.
≥ Audio may not be output due to how files were created. [DivX]
—
≥ Select “DVD/CD” as the source.
≥ Cancel All group, Program and Random play.
—
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—
—
—
—
Menus
The Setup menu cannot be
accessed.
Picture size does not fit
the screen.
Picture stops. [DivX]
Menu is not displayed
correctly.
Auto zoom function does
not work well.
When playing PAL disc,
picture distorted.
—
≥ The unit and television are using different video systems.
Use a multi-system or PAL television.
≥ The system used on the disc does not match your television.
—
– PAL discs cannot be correctly viewed on an NTSC television.
30
– This unit can convert NTSC signals to PAL 60 for viewing on a PAL
television (“NTSC Disc Output” in “Video” tab).
10–12
≥ Ensure that the unit is connected directly to the television, and is not
connected through a video cassette recorder.
—
≥ Mobile telephone chargers can cause some disturbance.
—
≥ If you are using an indoor television antenna, change to an outdoor antenna.
—
≥ The television antenna wire is too close to the unit. Move it away from the unit.
26
≥ Change “Source Select” in Picture Menu. [DivX]
29
≥ Change “TV Aspect” in the “Video” tab.
27
≥ Use the television to change the aspect. If your television does not have
that function, change “4:3 Aspect” in Display Menu.
27
≥ Change the zoom setting. (“Just Fit Zoom” or “Manual Zoom” in Display Menu)
—
≥ Picture may stop if the DivX files are greater than 2 GB.
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≥ Restore the zoom ratio to “k1.00”. (“Manual Zoom” in Display Menu)
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≥ Set “Subtitle Position” in Display Menu to “0”.
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≥ Set “4:3 Aspect” in Display Menu to “Normal”.
≥ Turn off television zoom function.
≥ Use the other preset aspect ratios or manual adjustment.
≥ Zoom function may not work well, especially in dark scenes and may not
work depending on the type of disc.
≥ Set “Transfer Mode” in Picture Menu to “Auto”.
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The picture on the
television is not displayed
correctly or disappears.
Troubleshooting guide
Picture abnormal or unviewable
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Troubleshooting guide
Progressive video
There is ghosting when
progressive output is on.
Pictures not in
progressive output.
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≥ This problem is caused by the editing method or material used on
DVD-Video, but should be corrected if you use interlaced output. Set
“Video Output Mode” in Picture Menu to “480i” or “576i”. (Alternatively,
press and hold [CANCEL] to switch to “480i” or “576i”.)
≥ Select “480p” or “576p” in “Video Output Mode” in Picture Menu.
≥ The unit’s VIDEO OUT, S-VIDEO OUT or SCART (AV) terminal outputs the
interlaced signal even if “PRG” is displayed.
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Listening to the radio
≥ Adjust the position of the FM or AM antenna.
≥ Use an outdoor antenna.
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≥ Turn the television off or move it away from the unit.
≥ Separate the antenna from other cables.
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The display is dark.
≥ Select “Bright” in “FL Dimmer” in the “Others” tab.
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“NO PLAY”
≥ You inserted a disc the unit cannot play; insert one it can.
≥ You inserted a blank disc.
≥ You inserted a disc that has not been finalized.
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“NO DISC”
≥ You have not inserted a disc; insert one.
≥ You have not inserted the disc correctly; insert it correctly.
≥ Check and correct the speaker cable connections.
If this does not fix the problem, consult the dealer.
≥ Disc may be dirty. Wipe it clean.
≥ Incorrect operation performed. Read the instructions and try again.
≥ Trouble may have occurred. The numbers following “H” and “F” depend on
the status of the unit. Turn the unit off and then back on. Alternatively, turn
the unit off, disconnect the AC mains lead, and then reconnect it.
≥ If the service numbers fail to clear, note the service number and contact a
qualified service person.
≥ Down-mixing is the process of remixing the multiple-channel audio found
on some discs into two channels. The disc contains single-channel or
multiple-channel signals which may not be reproduced authentically.
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Distorted sound or noise
is heard.
“ST” flickers or does not
light.
A beat sound is heard.
A low hum is heard during
AM broadcasts.
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Unit displays
“F61”
“DVD U11”
“ERROR”
“DVD H∑∑”
“DVD F∑∑∑”
∑ stands for a number.
“D.MIX” is flashing. [DVD-A]
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Troubleshooting guide
Television displays
“/”
“Cannot play group xx,
content xx”
“Cannot display group xx,
content xx”
“This disc may not be
played in your region”
No on-screen display.
“Group xx content xx is
protected”
≥ The operation is prohibited by the unit or disc.
≥ You are trying to display incompatible group or content.
“Check the disc”
“Authorization Error” [DivX]
≥ This disc may be dirty.
≥ You are trying to play the DivX VOD content that was purchased with a
different registration code. You cannot play the content on this unit.
≥ The DivX VOD content has zero remaining plays. You cannot play it.
“Rented Movie Expired”
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≥ Only DVD-Video discs that include or have the same region number as the
one on the rear panel of this unit can be played.
≥ Select “On” in “On-Screen Messages” in the “Display” tab.
≥ You are trying to play protected group or content. You cannot play it.
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Glossary
Decoder
I/P/B
A decoder restores the coded audio signals on DVDs to
normal. This is called decoding.
MPEG 2, the video compression standard adopted for use
with DVD-Video, codes frames using these 3 picture types.
I: Intra coded picture
This picture has the best quality and is the best to use
when adjusting the picture.
P: Predictive coded picture
This picture is calculated based on past I- or P-pictures.
B: Bidirectionally-predictive coded picture
This picture is calculated by comparing past and future
I- and P-pictures so it has the lowest volume of
information.
Dolby Digital
This is a method of coding digital signals developed by
Dolby Laboratories. Apart from stereo (2-channel) audio,
these signals can also be multi-channel audio. A large
amount of audio information can be recorded on one disc
using this method.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems)
This surround system is used in many movie theaters
around the world. There is good separation between the
channels, so realistic sound effects are possible.
JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
This is a system used for compressing/decoding color
still pictures. If you select JPEG as the storage system on
digital cameras, etc., the data will be compressed to 1/
10–1/100 of its original size. The benefit of JPEG is less
deterioration in picture quality considering the degree of
compression.
Linear PCM (pulse code modulation)
Dynamic range
These are uncompressed digital signals, similar to those
found on CDs.
Dynamic range is the difference between the lowest level
of sound that can be heard above the noise of the
equipment and the highest level of sound before
distortion occurs.
MP3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3)
Film and video
DVD-Videos are recorded using either film or video. This
unit can determine which type has been used, then uses
the most suitable method of progressive output.
Film: Recorded at 25 frames per second (PAL discs) or
24 frames per second (NTSC discs). (NTSC
discs recorded at 30 frames per second as well).
Generally appropriate for motion picture films.
Video: Recorded at 25 frames/50 fields per second (PAL
discs) or 30 frames/60 fields per second (NTSC
discs). Generally appropriate for TV drama
programs or animation.
Frame still and field still
Frames are the still pictures that go together to make a
moving picture. There are about 30 frames shown each
second.
One frame is made up of two fields. A regular television
shows these fields one after the other to create frames.
A still is shown when you pause a moving picture. A
frame still is made up of two alternating fields, so the
picture may appear blurred, but overall quality is high.
A field still is not blurred, but it has only half the
information of a frame still so picture quality is lower.
An audio compression method that compresses audio to
approximately one tenth of its size without any
considerable loss of audio quality.
MPEG4
A compression system for use on mobile devices or a
network, that allows highly efficient recording at a low bit
rate.
Playback control (PBC)
If a Video CD has playback control, you can select
scenes and information with menus.
Progressive/Interlaced
The PAL video signal standard has 576 interlaced (i)
scan lines, whereas progressive scanning, called 576p,
uses twice the number of scan lines. For the NTSC
standard, these are called 480i and 480p respectively.
Using progressive output, you can enjoy the highresolution video recorded on media such as DVD-Video.
Your television must be compatible to enjoy progressive
video.
Glossary
DivX is a popular media technology created by DivX, Inc.
DivX media files contain highly compressed video with
high visual quality that maintains a relatively small file
size.
Sampling frequency
Sampling is the process of converting the heights of
sound wave (analog signal) samples taken at set periods
into digits (digital encoding). Sampling frequency is the
number of samples taken per second, so larger numbers
mean more faithful reproduction of the original sound.
WMA (Windows MediaTM Audio)
WMA is a compression format developed by Microsoft
Corporation. It achieves the same sound quality as MP3
with a file size that is smaller than that of MP3.
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Specifications
AMPLIFIER SECTION
DISC SECTION
[HT540]
RMS Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode
Front Ch
110 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD
Surround Ch
90 W per channel (4 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD
Center Ch
225 W per channel (6 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD
Subwoofer Ch 225 W per channel (6 ≠), 100 Hz, 10 % THD
Total RMS Dolby Digital mode power
850 W
DIN Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode
Front Ch
80 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 1 % THD
Surround Ch
65 W per channel (4 ≠), 1 kHz, 1 % THD
Center Ch
75 W per channel (6 ≠), 1 kHz, 1 % THD
Subwoofer Ch
75 W per channel (6 ≠), 100 Hz, 1 % THD
Total DIN Dolby Digital mode power
440 W
[HT990]
RMS Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode
Front Ch
125 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD
Surround Ch
125 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD
Center Ch
250 W per channel (6 ≠), 1 kHz, 10 % THD
Subwoofer Ch 250 W per channel (6 ≠), 100 Hz, 10 % THD
Total RMS Dolby Digital mode power
1000 W
DIN Output Power: Dolby Digital Mode
Front Ch
80 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 1 % THD
Surround Ch
80 W per channel (3 ≠), 1 kHz, 1 % THD
Center Ch
75 W per channel (6 ≠), 1 kHz, 1 % THD
Subwoofer Ch
75 W per channel (6 ≠), 100 Hz, 1 % THD
Total DIN Dolby Digital mode power
470 W
FM/AM TUNER, TERMINALS SECTION
Preset Memory
Specifications
Frequency Modulation (FM)
Frequency range
87.50–108.00 MHz (50-kHz step)
Sensitivity
1.8 µV (IHF)
S/N 26 dB
1.4 µV
Antenna terminals
75 ≠ (unbalanced)
Amplitude Modulation (AM/MW)
Frequency range
522–1629 kHz (9-kHz step)
AM Sensitivity S/N 20 dB at 999 kHz
560 µV/m
Phone jack
Terminal
Stereo, 3.5 mm jack
Front Music Port
Sensitivity
100 mV, 15 k≠
Terminal
Stereo, 3.5 mm jack
VIDEO SECTION
Video system
Composite video output
Output level
Terminal
S-video output
Y output level
C output level
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FM 15 stations
AM/MW 15 stations
Discs played (8 cm or 12 cm)
(1) DVD (DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DivX§1, 2)
(2) DVD-RAM (DVD-VR, MP3§2, 6, JPEG§2, 3, MPEG4§2, 4,
DivX§1, 2)
(3) DVD-R (DVD-Video, DVD-VR, MP3§2, 6, JPEG§2, 3,
MPEG4§2, 4, DivX§1, 2)
(4) DVD-R DL (DVD-Video, DVD-VR)
(5) DVD-RW (DVD-Video, DVD-VR, MP3§2, 6, JPEG§2, 3,
MPEG4§2, 4, DivX§1, 2)
(6) iR/iRW (Video)
(7) iR DL (Video)
(8) CD, CD-R/RW [CD-DA, Video CD, SVCD§5, MP3§2, 6,
WMA§2, 7, JPEG§2, 3, MPEG4§2, 4, DivX§1, 2, HighMAT
Level 2 (Audio and Image)]
§1 Plays all versions of DivX® video (including DivX®6) with
standard playback of DivX® media files. Certified to the
DivX Home Theater Profile.
GMC (Global Motion Compensation) is not supported.
§2 The total combined maximum number of recognizable
audio, picture and video contents and groups: 4000
audio, picture and video contents and 400 groups.
§3
Exif Ver 2.1 JPEG Baseline files
Picture resolution: between 160k120 and 6144k4096
pixels (Sub sampling is 4:0:0, 4:2:0, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4).
Extremely long and narrow pictures may not be displayed.
§4
MPEG4 data recorded with Panasonic SD multi
cameras or DVD video recorders
Conforming to SD VIDEO specifications (ASF standard)/
MPEG4 (Simple Profile) video system/G.726 audio system
§5
Conforming to IEC62107
§6 MPEG-1 Layer 3, MPEG-2 Layer 3
§7 Windows Media Audio Ver.9.0 L3
Not compatible with Multiple Bit Rate (MBR)
Pick up
Wavelength (DVD/CD)
662/785 nm
Laser power (DVD/CD)
CLASS 1/CLASS 1M
Audio output (Disc)
Number of channels
5.1ch (FL, FR, C, SL, SR, SW)
PAL625/50, PAL525/60, NTSC
1 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Pin jack (1 system)
Scart jack (1 system)
1 Vp-p (75 ≠)
PAL; 0.3 Vp-p (75 ≠)
NTSC; 0.286 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Terminal
S terminal (1 system)
Scart jack (1 system)
Component video output (NTSC: 480p/480i, PAL: 576p/576i)
Y output level
1 Vp-p (75 ≠)
PB output level
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
PR output level
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Terminal
Pin jack (Y: green, PB: blue, PR: red) (1 system)
RGB video output
R output level
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
G output level
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
B output level
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Terminal
Scart jack (1 system)
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SPEAKER SECTION
[HT990] [Front\speakers\SB-FS990]
Type
1 way, 1 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 3 ≠
Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
125 W§ (Max)
Output sound pressure
80 dB/W (1.0 m)
Frequency range
87 Hz–25 kHz (j16 dB)
98 Hz–22 kHz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
252 mmk1123 mmk234 mm
Mass
3.7 kg
Type
2 way, 2 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 3 ≠
1. Woofer
6.5 cm Cone type
2. Tweeter
6 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
125 W§ (Max)
Output sound pressure
81 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
7 kHz
Frequency range
82 Hz–30 kHz (j16 dB)
96 Hz–25 kHz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
252 mmk1123 mmk234 mm
Mass
3.7 kg
[HT540] [Surround\speakers\SB-FS741]
Type
1 way, 1 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 4 ≠
Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
90 W§ (Max)
Output sound pressure
80 dB/W (1.0 m)
Frequency range
96 Hz–25 kHz (j16 dB)
120 Hz–22 kHz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
92 mmk135 mmk95.4 mm
Mass
0.75 kg
[HT990] [Surround\speakers\SB-FS540]
Type
1 way, 1 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 3 ≠
Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
125 W§ (Max)
Output sound pressure
80 dB/W (1.0 m)
Frequency range
87 Hz–25 kHz (j16 dB)
98 Hz–22 kHz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
252 mmk1123 mmk234 mm
Mass
3.7 kg
[HT540] [Center\speaker\SB-PC540]
Type
2 way, 2 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 6 ≠
1. Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
2. Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
250 W§ (Max)
Output sound pressure
84 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
5 kHz
Frequency range
105 Hz–25 kHz (j16 dB)
125 Hz–22 kHz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
270 mmk92 mmk95.4 mm
Mass
1.25 kg
[HT990] [Center\speaker\SB-PC895]
Type
2 way, 2 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 6 ≠
1. Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
2. Full range
6.5 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
250 W§ (Max)
Output sound pressure
83 dB/W (1.0 m)
Cross over frequency
5 kHz
Frequency range
105 Hz–25 kHz (j16 dB)
125 Hz–22 kHz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
270 mmk92 mmk95.4 mm
Mass
1.25 kg
[HT540] [Subwoofer\SB-W540]
Type
1 way, 1 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 6 ≠
Woofer
16 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
250 W (Max)
Output sound pressure
80 dB/W (1.0 m)
Frequency range
32 Hz–220 Hz (j16 dB)
38 Hz–180 Hz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
183 mmk396 mmk267 mm
Mass
4 kg
[HT990] [Subwoofer\SB-W895]
Type
1 way, 1 speaker system (Bass reflex)
Speaker unit(s)
Impedance 6 ≠
Woofer
16 cm Cone type
Input power (IEC)
250 W (Max)
Output sound pressure
80 dB/W (1.0 m)
Frequency range
32 Hz–220 Hz (j16 dB)
38 Hz–180 Hz (j10 dB)
Dimensions (WtHtD)
183 mmk396 mmk267 mm
Mass
4 kg
[HT540] [Front\speakers\SB-FS540]
GENERAL
Power supply
Power consumption
AC 230–240 V, 50 Hz
[HT540] Main unit 115 W
[HT990] Main unit 120 W
Dimensions (WtHtD)
430 mmk60 mmk354 mm
Mass
Main unit
3.35 kg
Operating temperature range
r5 oC to r35 oC
Operating humidity range 5 % to 90 % RH (no condensation)
Power consumption in standby mode
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Specifications
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approx. 0.5 W
Rating with low-cut filter equipped amplifier
[Note]
1. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
2. Total harmonic distortion is measured by a digital spectrum
analyzer.
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Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
“DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
This product incorporates copyright protection
technology that is protected by method claims of
certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property
rights 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.
MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed
from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson multimedia.
Windows Media, and the Windows
logo are trademarks, or registered
trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
WMA is a compression format
developed by Microsoft
Corporation. It achieves the same
sound quality as MP3 with a file
size that is smaller than that of
MP3.
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HighMAT™ and the HighMAT logo
are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and/or other
countries.
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, HDCD®, High Definition Compatible
Digital® and Pacific Microsonics™ are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Pacific Microsonics, Inc.
in the United States and/or other countries.
HDCD system manufactured under license from
Pacific Microsonics, Inc. This product is covered by
one or more of the following: In the USA: 5,479,168,
5,638,074, 5,640,161, 5,808,574, 5,838,274,
5,854,600, 5,864,311, 5,872,531, and in Australia:
669114, with other patents pending.
This product is licensed under the MPEG-4 Visual
patent portfolio license for the personal and noncommercial use of a consumer for (i) encoding video
in compliance with the MPEG-4 Visual Standard
(“MPEG-4 Video”) and/or (ii) decoding MPEG-4 Video
that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a
personal and non-commercial activity and/or was
obtained from a video provider licensed by MPEG LA
to provide MPEG-4 Video. No license is granted or
shall be implied for any other use. Additional
information including that relating to promotional,
internal and commercial uses and licensing may be
obtained from MPEG LA, LLC.
See http://www.mpegla.com.
Official DivX® Certified product.
Plays all versions of DivX® video
(including DivX®6) with standard
playback of DivX® media files.
DivX, DivX Certified, and
associated logos are trademarks
of DivX, Inc. and are used under
license.
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CAUTION!
THIS PRODUCT UTILIZES A LASER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR
PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN
THOSE SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN
HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR
YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL.
(Side of product)
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR PRODUCT DAMAGE, DO NOT EXPOSE
THIS APPARATUS TO RAIN, MOISTURE,
DRIPPING OR SPLASHING AND THAT NO
OBJECTS FILLED WITH LIQUIDS, SUCH AS
VASES, SHALL BE PLACED ON THE APPARATUS.
CAUTION!
≥ DO NOT INSTALL OR PLACE THIS UNIT IN A
BOOKCASE, BUILT-IN CABINET OR IN
ANOTHER CONFINED SPACE. ENSURE THE
UNIT IS WELL VENTILATED. TO PREVENT RISK
OF ELECTRIC SHOCK OR FIRE HAZARD DUE
TO OVERHEATING, ENSURE THAT CURTAINS
AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS DO NOT
OBSTRUCT THE VENTILATION VENTS.
≥ DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE UNIT’S VENTILATION
OPENINGS WITH NEWSPAPERS, TABLECLOTHS,
CURTAINS, AND SIMILAR ITEMS.
≥ DO NOT PLACE SOURCES OF NAKED FLAMES,
SUCH AS LIGHTED CANDLES, ON THE UNIT.
≥ DISPOSE OF BATTERIES IN AN
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY MANNER.
This product may receive radio interference caused by
mobile telephones during use. If such interference is
apparent, please increase separation between the
product and the mobile telephone.
The socket outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and easily accessible or the mains plug or
an appliance coupler shall remain readily operable.
THIS UNIT IS INTENDED FOR USE IN MODERATE
CLIMATES.
(Inside of product)
Information on Disposal for Users of Waste Electrical
& Electronic Equipment (private households)
This symbol on the products and/or
accompanying documents means that
used electrical and electronic products
should not be mixed with general
household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling, please
take these products to designated collection points,
where they will be accepted on a free of charge basis.
Alternatively, in some countries you may be able to
return your products to your local retailer upon the
purchase of an equivalent new product.
Disposing of this product correctly will help to save
valuable resources and prevent any potential negative
effects on human health and the environment which
could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste
handling. Please contact your local authority for further
details of your nearest designated collection point.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of
this waste, in accordance with national legislation.
For business users in the European Union
If you wish to discard electrical and electronic
equipment, please contact your dealer or supplier for
further information.
Information on Disposal in other Countries outside
the European Union
This symbol is only valid in the European Union.
If you wish to discard this product, please contact your
local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct
method of disposal.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Web Site: http://www.panasonic.co.jp/global/
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