RCA DRC99371E Portable DVD Player User Manual

RCA DRC99371E Portable DVD Player User Manual
Important Safety Instructions
user manual
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as
radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of a polarized
or grounding - type plug. A polarized plug has
two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third
grounding prong. The wide blade or the third
prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on
or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
12.Use only with a cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table
specified by the manufacturer,
or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use
caution when moving the
cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or
when unused for long periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Servicing is required when the apparatus has
been damaged in any way, such as the AC power
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has spilled
or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture,
does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
Safety Precautions
The lightning flash with an arrowhead
symbol, within the equilateral triangle,
is intended to aler t the user to the
presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be
of sufficient magnitude to cause an electric shock.
T h e e xc l a m a t i o n p o i n t w i t h i n t h e
equilateral triangle is intended to alert
the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in this owner’s manual.
WARNING: Should any trouble occur, disconnect the AC power adapter and refer servicing to a qualified technician.
AVC Multimedia,
Markham, Ontario L3R 1E3
http: //www.RCAav.com
Read these instructions before using your new product for the first time.
Disc and Audio Formats
The unit can play back
Safety Precautions
CAUTION: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This product contains a
low power laser device.
On Placement
• Do not use the unit in places that are extremely hot, cold, dusty, or humid.
• Place the unit on a flat and even surface.
• Do not restrict the air flow of the unit by placing it in a place with poor air flow, by covering it with a cloth,
or by placing it on carpeting.
• To avoid magnetizing, do not place the unit near speakers or magnets.
• Do not use this unit in direct sunlight or leave the unit in a closed automobile (or similar environments)
where it would be exposed to high temperatures above 104°F (40°C).
• No naked flame sources such as lighted candles should be placed on the AC power adapter or the main unit.
• The AC/DC adaptor and apparatus should not be exposed to splashing or dripping liquids, and no objects
filled with liquids, such as vases, should be placed on the AC/DC adaptor and apparatus.
• The apparatus should not be exposed to dripping or splashing and that no objects filled with liquids, such
as vases, should be placed on apparatus.
On Safety
• When connecting or disconnecting the AC power adapter, grip the plug and not the cord itself. Pulling the
cord may damage it and create a hazard.
• When you are not going to use the unit for a long period of time, disconnect the AC power adapter.
On Condensation
• When left in a heated room where it is warm and damp, water droplets or condensation may form inside the
unit. When there is condensation inside the unit, the unit may not function normally. Let the unit stand for 1
[8cm/12cm disc]
Audio CDs
[8cm/12cm disc]
Region Management Information: This unit is designed and manufactured to respond to the Region
Management Information that is encoded on DVDs. If the region number printed on the DVD does not
correspond to the region number of this unit, it cannot play that disc.
The region number of this unit is 1.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is a technology developed by Dolby Laboratories. Soundtracks encoded in Dolby Digital can
reproduce from one to 5.1 discrete channels of excellent quality audio.
The unit automatically recognizes the Dolby Digital bitstream and provides a downmix suitable for twochannel listening. An additional Dolby Digital decoder is required for reproduction of the discrete multi-channel
soundtracks available on many DVDs.
Rating Plate Location
• The rating plate is located on the bottom of unit.
FCC Statements
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Notes on Copyright
It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show, broadcast on cable, play in public, or rent copyrighted material
without permission.
Apparatus Claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,836,549; 6,381,747; 7,050,698; 6,516,132 and 5,583,936 licensed for limited
viewing uses only.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and
is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
1. LCD screen
2. DC IN 9V - 12V jack
4. CHARGE / STANDBY / ON switch
5. VOLUME control
Adjusts the volume.
6. Headphone jack
7. STOP button
Press to stop playing a disc.
MENU button
Accesses DVD Disc Menu if DVD disc is currently playing.
Accesses Setup menu if disc is not playing.
Press to start or resume playback of a disc.
Pressing during playback of a disc will cause playback to be paused.
PREV button
Press to go back to the previous title / chapter / track.
In DVD Menu or Setup Menu, press to scroll left.
SEARCH button
Press to scroll up, press and hold to perform fast forward playback during CD playback.
In DVD Menu, Setup Menu or JPG Menu, press o scroll up.
NEXT button
Press to advance titles / chapters / tracks.
In DVD Menu or Setup Menu, press to scroll right.
SEARCH button
Press to scroll down, press and hold to perform fast reverse playback during CD playback.
In DVD Menu, Setup Menu or JPG Menu, press to scroll down.
8. Disc Door
Push to close the disc door.
9. OPEN knob
Press the open knob to open the disc door.
10.ON indicator
11.CHARGING indicator
Charge the rechargeable battery before using it for the first time. Complete charging typically takes
approximately 4-5 hours. The charging light will go out when the battery becomes fully charged.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Disc Function or Operation That is Not Available
When the symbol appears on the screen, it indicates the function or operation attempted is not available at that
time. This occurs because the DVD manufacturer determines the specific functions of DVDs. Certain functions may
not be available on some DVDs. Be sure to read the documentation provided with the DVD.
Icons Used on DVDs
Language selections for audio
Sample lcons
Language selections for subtitles
When playing back a CD-G (Graphics) or CD
EXTRA disc, the audio portion will be played,
but the graphic images will not be shown.
Screen aspect ratio
Multiple camera angles
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
AC Power Adapter........................................................................................................................................................................x 1
Car Power Adapter.......................................................................................................................................................................x 1
Region code indicator
Titles, Chapters and Tracks
• DVDs are divided into “titles” and “chapters”. If the disc
has more than one movie on it, each movie would be a
Chapter1 Chapter2
Chapter3 Chapter1 Chapter2
separate “title”. “Chapters” are sections of titles.
• Audio CDs are divided into “tracks”. A “track” is usually
one song on an Audio CD.
Note: Numbers identify each title, chapter, and track on a disc. Most discs have these numbers recorded on
them, but some do not.
Notes on Unauthorized Discs
You may not be able to play some DVDs on this unit, particularly if they were purchased from outside your
geographic area or made for business purposes.
Power Supply
A. Using the AC Power Adapter
To wall outlet
AC power adapter
The AC/DC adaptor is used as disconnect device. The AC/DC adaptor of apparatus should not be obstructed
OR should be easily accessed during intended used. To be completely disconnect the power input, the AC/DC
adaptor of apparatus shall be disconnected from the mains.
B. Using the Car Power Adapter
• Use the provided 12V car power adapter only. Use with other car power adapters could damage the unit.
• The 12V car power adapter included with this unit is for its use only. Do not use it with other equipment.
• In the interest of traffic safety, do not operate this unit or view videos while driving a vehicle.
• Make sure the unit is securely fastened to prevent it from falling or flying through the air in the event of an
• When the inside of the cigarette lighter socket is dirty with ashes or dust, the plug section may become
hot due to poor contact. Be sure to clean the cigarette lighter socket before use.
• After use, disconnect the 12V car power adapter from both the unit and cigarette lighter socket.
C. Using the Built-in Battery
The unit has a built-in, non-replaceable, rechargeable battery. Charge the built-in battery before using it for the
first time. Complete charging typically takes approximately 4-5 hours. The charging light will go out when the
built-in battery becomes fully charged.
To recharge the built-in battery
To cigarette
lighter socket
Car power adapter
2 To DC IN 9V Jack
• When the built-in battery power is low, "Battery Low" will display on the screen and the unit will stop playing.
• Recharge the built-in battery when you are ready to use it again.
• While using the built-in battery, the environmental temperature should be 41°F (5°C) to 95°F (35°C).
• To get the longest service life of the built-in battery, charge at indoor-temperature.
• The built-in battery in this device may present a risk of fire or chemical burn if mistreated. Do not
disassemble, heat above 212oF (100oC), or incinerate.
• The unit should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
• When discarding the unit, environmental problems must be considered and local rules or laws governing
the disposal of such products must be strictly followed.
1. Slide the CHARGE / STANDBY / ON switch on the left side of the unit to the ON
2. The start-up picture will appear on the screen.
3. After use, slide the CHARGE / STANDBY / ON switch to the STANDBY (power off )
AC power
2 jack
A. Connecting a TV
If your TV has audio/video inputs, you can connect the unit to your TV using standard Audio/Video cables.
White Red Yellow
Audio / Video cable
(not included)
Watching a DVD on your TV
1. Turn on the unit.
2. Turn on the TV and follow the instructions included with it to watch video from external sources.
B. Using Headphones/Earphones
Turning on the Unit
AC power
1 To
• The built-in battery can only be recharged when the unit is in CHARGE mode while using the AC power
• The built-in battery cannot be recharged when the unit is in ON mode.
• Do NOT recharge the built-in battery in a vehicle using the car power adapter.
• Batteries should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
White Red Yellow
To DC IN 9V Jack
• The AC power adapter included with this unit is for its use only. Do not use it with other equipment.
• When the unit is not going to be used for long time, disconnect the AC power adapter from the wall outlet.
• When the AC power adapter is plugged in, the apparatus is not completely disconnected from the main
power supply, even when the power is turned off.
The 12V car power adapter
allows the unit to be used
with vehicles that have
a 12V, negative ground
electrical system.
• Do not block the ventilation openings or holes. If the ventilation openings or holes are blocked by a
newspaper or cloth, etc., the heat may not be able to get out.
• Do not operate the unit in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. Allow about 4 inches
(10cm) of free space all around the unit for adequate ventilation.
Control Reference Guide
Region Management Information
The supplied AC power
adapter operates on AC
to 2 hours before turning the power on, or gradually heat the room and allow the unit to dry before use.
Ventilation Warning
• Turn down the volume before connecting, and then adjust
the level.
• When headphones/earphones are connected, no sound will
be emitted from the unit's speaker.
Avoid listening to sound at levels which may be harmful to your
(3.5mm diameter plug)
(not included)
Disconnect the car power
adapter when not in use.
Not for use in 24V vehicles.
the switch
3 Slide
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Recharging is
C h a rg i n g
light ON
5 completed when
charging light
goes out
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Playing a Disc (Basic Playback)
Viewing JPEG Files
This owner’s manual explains the basic instructions for operating this unit. Some DVDs are produced in a
manner that allows specific or limited operation during playback. Therefore, this unit may not respond to
all operating commands. THIS IS NOT A DEFECT. Please refer to the instructions accompanying the specific
DVD in question for more information about the options available on that DVD.
” may appear on the screen during operation. A “
” means the desired operation is not permitted
by the unit or disc.
Playing a Disc
Slide the CHARGE / STANDBY / ON switch on the left side of the unit to the ON position.
See Customizing the function settings before proceeding to step 2.
Press the OPEN knob to open the disc door.
Hold the disc by its sides and carefully place it onto the spindle with the label side facing up, pushing
gently until you hear a “click”.
4. Close the disc door. It takes a short while for your unit to load the disc. After loading, the unit will
automatically bring you to the main menu of the DVD or start playing the DVD.
5. If the unit does not automatically start playing the DVD, press the
Pausing Playback (Still Mode)
Press the
button. To resume normal playback, press the
Language Setup
This unit can play JPEG files recorded on a CD-R or CD-ROM disc (CD-RW is not recommended).
Fast Forward / Fast Reverse
1. Press the SEARCH
SEARCH button when a disc is playing. Each time you press the SEARCH
 SEARCH button, the playback speed changes in the following sequence:
2. Press the
button twice when you reach the desired point to resume normal playback.
• The DVD player mutes sound and subtitles during reverse and forward scan of DVDs.
• The fast playback speed may differ depending on the disc.
Skip (Forward / Reverse)
• Press the
• Press the
Customizing the Function Settings
NEXT button to advance titles, chapters/tracks.
PREV button to go back to current or previous titles, chapters/tracks.
1. Press the MENU button in stop mode (when disc is not
2. Press the
button to select Language Menu.
3. Press the
button to select the option (Player Menu,
Audio, Subtitle or Disc Menu), then press the
4. Press the
button to select your preferred language,
then press the
button to confirm.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust other options. Press the
button to return to the previous menu.
6. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
Viewing JPEG Files
1. Press the OPEN knob to open the disc door.
2. Hold a JPEG file disc by its edges and gently push it onto
the spindle with the label side facing up until you hear a
3. Close the disc door. The JPEG files on the disc will be
displayed one by one automatically. If the disc does not play
automatically, press the
4. Press the STOP button to display a folder list. Press the
button to highlight a JPEG file to play. Press the
button to start playback.
You can press the
button to freeze the picture. Press the
button again to resume picture slide show.
You can press the STOP button to quit playback.
You can press the
NEXT button to change the picture.
Some discs may not permit this operation.
button again.
- - Language Menu - Player Menu
Disc Menu
Go To Language Menu
• Some DVDs may not play in the audio language you selected. A prior language may be programmed on the disc.
• Some DVDs may be set to display subtitles in a language other than the one you selected. A prior subtitle
language may be programmed on the disc.
• Some DVDs allow you to change subtitle selections using the disc menu only. If this is the case, press the
MENU button and choose the appropriate subtitle language from the selection on the disc menu.
• Some DVDs may not include your pre-selected language. In this case, the DVD player automatically displays
disc menus consistent with the disc's initial language setting.
Stopping Playback
Press the STOP button at the location where you want to interrupt playback. To resume playback at the
position where the disc was stopped, press the
If you press the STOP button twice, the unit’s memory will be cleared and pressing the
DVD to the beginning.
button will reset the
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Customizing the Function Settings
Customizing the Function Settings
Video Setup
1. Press the MENU button in stop mode (when disc is not
2. Press the
button to select Video Menu.
3. Press the
button to select the option (Brightness or
Contrast), then press the
4. Press the
button to adjust the setting, then press
button to confirm.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust other options. Press the
button to return to the previous menu.
6. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
- - Video Menu - Brightness
Go To Video Menu
System Setup
1. Press the MENU button on the unit in stop mode (when disc
is not playing).
2. Press the
button to select System Menu.
3. Press the
button to select the option (TV Display or
Default), then press the
4. Press the
button to adjust the settings, then press
button to confirm.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust other options. Press the
button to return to the previous menu.
6. Press the MENU button to exit the menu.
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Cut off when a wide-screen
TV Display
video image is played.
Pan Scan
• When wide-screen video is played, this mode clips the right and left sides of the
image so that it can be viewed on a conventional screen.
• Some wide-screen DVDs that do not permit Pan Scan mode playback are
automatically played in letterbox mode (black bands that appear at the top and
bottom of the screen).
Letter Box
Pan Scan
• When wide-screen video is played in this mode on a conventional screen, black
bands appear at the top and bottom of the screen.
Wide Screen
• This is the correct mode for playing wide-screen videos on the unit screen or
other external wide-screens.
• The displayable picture size is preset on the DVD. Therefore the playback picture
of some DVDs may not conform to the picture size selected.
Letter Box
• When you play DVDs recorded in the 4:3 aspect ratio, the playback picture will
always appear in the 4:3 aspect ratio regardless of the TV display setting.
• Select Wide Screen to conform the LCD screen on the unit. Always be sure that
your TV display conforms to the actual TV in use if you connect the unit to a TV.
It takes 3-5 seconds to reset the DVD settings to the factory default.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Cleaning the Disc
A defective or soiled disc inserted into the unit can cause sound to drop out during playback.
Handle the disc by holding its inner and outer edges.
• Do NOT touch the surface of the unlabeled side of the disc.
• Do NOT stick paper or tape on the surface.
• Do NOT expose the disc to direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Clean the disc before playback. Wipe the disc from the center outward with a cleaning cloth.
• NEVER use solvents such as benzine or alcohol to clean the disc.
• Do NOT use irregular shaped discs (example: heart shaped, octagonal, etc.). They may cause malfunctions.
Cleaning the Unit
• Be sure to turn the unit off and disconnect the AC power adapter before cleaning the unit.
• Wipe the unit with a dry soft cloth. If the surfaces are extremely dirty, wipe clean with a cloth that has
been dipped in a weak soap-and-water solution and wrung out thoroughly, then wipe with a dry cloth.
• Never use alcohol, benzine, thinner, cleaning fluid or other chemicals. Do NOT use compressed air to
remove dust.
Important Note
• Before transporting the unit, remove the disc from the disc compartment.
Cause (and remedy)
No power.
• Ensure the AC power adapter is connected.
• The unit is not turned on.
The remote
control does
not function.
• Make sure the infrared remote sensor is not blocked.
• Make sure the plastic sheet has been removed from the remote control.
• Point the remote directly at the infrared remote sensor on the unit.
• Replace the battery in the remote control with a new one.
No sound or
only a very
sound is
• The volume control is located on the side of the unit – please try adjusting this.
• The system is in pause mode. Press the
button to return to normal play mode.
• The unit is in fast-forward or fast-reverse mode. Press the
button to return to normal play
• Make sure the AUDIO/VIDEO output connections are correct.
• The DTS DVD cannot be decoded to have speaker output.
• The unit is too hot; shut off the unit for 30 minutes to cool it down.
No picture.
• The region number of the disc doesn't match the region
number of this unit.
The picture is
not clear.
• Clean the disc.
• The disc is scratched.
• Adjust the LCD's brightness and contrast using the MENU button on the remote control.
Severe hum or • The plugs and jacks are dirty. Wipe them with a cloth slightly moistened with alcohol.
noise is heard. • Clean the disc.
Wide Screen
Go To System Menu
The disc does
not play.
There is no disc inside (“No Disc” appears on the screen).
Insert the disc correctly with the playback side facing down.
Clean the disc.
A non-NTSC disc has been inserted. The unit and disc region number are incompatible.
Condensation may have formed inside the unit due to a sudden change in temperature.
Wait about an hour for it to clear and try again.
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Limited warranty
AVC MULTIMEDIA (“AVC”) makes the following limited warranty. This limited warranty extend to the original
consumer purchaser and is limited to non-commercial use of the product.
One Year Parts & Labor Warranty
AVC products purchased in the United States or Canada are warranted to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of one year from the date of their original retail purchase. If the unit fails to conform to
this warranty, we will service the product using new or refurbished parts and products, at AVC’s sole discretion.
During a period of one year from the effective warranty date, AVC will provide, when needed, service labor to
repair a manufacturing defect at its designated Service Center. To obtain warranty service in the United States or
Canada, you must first call our Customer Support Center at 1-800-506-5746 or 1-877-252-6873, during the
hours listed in the box on the right. The determination of service will be made by AVC Customer Support. PLEASE
for defective parts or products will be used for repairs by AVC at its designated Service Center for one year from the
effective warranty date. Such replacement parts or products are warranted for an additional one year from the date
of repair or replacement. The Customer will be required to ship the unit to the Service Center indicated at the time
Customer Support is contacted to make the necessary repairs. The customer is responsible for all transportation
charges to the service facility.
Packaging and Shipping Instruction
When you send the product to the AVC service facility you must use the original carton box and packing material or an
equivalent as designated by AVC.
Your Responsibility
1) You must retain the original sale receipt to provide proof of purchase.
2) These warranties are effective only if the product is purchased and operated in the United States or Canada.
3) Warranties extend only to defects in material or workmanship, and do not extend to any product or parts which
have been lost or discarded, or damage to product or parts caused by misuse, accident, improper operation or
maintenance, or use in violation of instructions provided with the product, or to product which has been altered or
modified without authorization of AVC, or to products or parts thereof which have had the serial number removed
or changed.
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Out of Warranty
Also keep your "Bill of Sale" as proof of purchase.
In the event your product requires repair after the limited warranty period has expired, please contact our
Customer Support Center at 1-800-506-5746, 1-877-252-6873 or
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 9am–7pm, Friday: 9am–5pm, Saturday: 9am–NOON Eastern time.
You are responsible for any transportation, shipping or insurance relative to the return of product to our
Product Returns Center.
All warranties implied by state law, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular
purpose, are expressly limited to the duration of the limited warranties set forth above. With the exception of
any warranties implied by state law as hereby limited, the foregoing warranty is exclusive and in lieu of all other
warranties, guarantees, agreements and similar obligations of manufacturer or seller with respect to the repair or
replacement of any parts. In no event shall AVC be liable for consequential or incidental damages.
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Serial no....................................................................................
Invoice no............................................................................
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Specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice.
No person, agent, distributor, dealer or company is authorized to change, modify or extend the terms of these
warranties in any manner whatsoever. The time within action must be commenced to enforce any obligation of
AVC arising under the warranty or under any statute, or law of the United States or Canada or any state thereof, is
hereby limited to one year from the date of purchase. This limitation does not apply to implied warranties arising
under state law.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which may vary, from state to state.
Some states do not allow limitation on how long an implied warranty lasts, when an action may be brought, or the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above provisions may not apply to you.
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