GOLDMUND EIDOS 18 / 18D DVD PLAYER

GOLDMUND EIDOS 18 / 18D DVD PLAYER
GOLDMUND EIDOS 18 / 18D
DVD PLAYER
GOLDMUND EIDOS 18 / 18D
DVD PLAYER
USER MANUAL
WARNING !
This high quality DVD player possess technical features which are necessary
for an accurate tracking of the today's best DVDs and CDs.
Only a careful use can provide all satisfactions you are expecting.
All handling must be performed according to the following instructions to avoid
to deteriorate the player.
Nevertheless, if the instructions are perfectly carried out, you will notice that
the use of the GOLDMUND EIDOS 18 Player is quite simple and convenient.
IMPORTANT : PLEASE DO NOT CONNECT ANY WIRE OR MOVE ANY
PART BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS.
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1. FEATURES AND COMPATIBILITY
Please read very carefully the following instructions. This high-precision DVD
player will provide the best tracking conditions for today's high-quality DVDs
and CDs.
Compatibility
Please note that the Goldmund Eidos 18 is compatible with the following
formats :
- DVD Video 12 and 8 cm size, one or two layers, single sided or twosided.
- VIDEO CD 12 and 8 cm size, single sided.
- Audio CD 12 and 8 cm size, single sided.
- CD-R/RW
- DVD-R/RW
- DVD – Audio
- SACD
- MP3 CD
Associated Equipment
If you bought the Eidos 18 and you are a technician, musician, or a user who
demands the very best in sound transcription, we strongly recommend the
use of one of our separate D/A converter, the Goldmund Mimesis 20M,
Mimesis 21+ or SRDA2. The built-in D/A are not up to the same standard of
quality and are provided to use in simpler systems or with formats requiring
them (multichannel DVD-Audio, SACD).
2. UNPACKING
You will find in the packing :
- The DVD player itself,
- The power cord.
- This user manual.
- The warranty card, to be sent back to Goldmund immediately to benefit of
the Goldmund 3 years warranty and upgrade programs.
Unpack carefully the above-mentioned parts.
Keep the whole packing for future use.
WARNING: If you need to return the DVD to the factory or to your local
representative for a warranty repair, please note that it must be repackaged in
the original packing. Otherwise new packing will be charged as well as the
repair of damages occurred due to poor packing conditions.
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3. POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE SELECTION
The power supply of your unit has been adjusted to operate with the AC
voltage of your area. Check on the back panel of the unit in any doubt. If you
move after purchasing the DVD player to an area using different mains
voltage, do not forget to switch the back panel selector to the new voltage of
your area. The unit can operate indifferently with 50 or 60 Hz mains.
4. CHOICE OF THE DVD PLAYER LOCATION
To get the best result, especially in Audio, you will have to select a very rigid
support for your DVD transport.
Due to the specific quality of its Goldmund "Mechanical Grounding"
construction, the Goldmund DVD Player is less critical than other designs in
placement selection. Feedback is mostly so low that no special precaution is
required. Nevertheless, position the player as far as you can of the speakers if
you want to totally avoid the air coupling between the speakers and the DVD
player.
Select a position of the support where the transport is set to have the most
rigid possible connection to the floor. Solid coupling is essential, and if your
support is standing on a suspended floor, optimal result requires that you
arrange the support to have at least one foot over a supporting beam or close
enough from a supporting wall.
5. POWER CONNECTION
Plug the AC power cord to the back of the Eidos 18 and in a wall socket.
Switch the back power switch ON.
The front display will glow on as soon as you press any key or when pressing
the remote control STANDBY/ON button, meaning the unit is now powered
on.
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6. BACK PANEL CABLE CONNECTIONS
Video Connections
The EIDOS 18 offers 2 different types of Video signal outputs :
o S-Video Output connector.
o 3 x 75 Ohms RCA coaxial Component Video Output connectors.
Depending of you specific installation you may choose one of the above video
outputs.
Always use high quality cables for getting the best picture. The best results
will be achieved by using high quality coaxial cable on Component Video
Output connectors or high-quality S-Video cable on the S-Video Output
connector. Both may be of equivalent quality if the associated equipment is
properly tuned (especially for color and hue). On some type of projectors or
screen, the component video may be found of higher quality. On some
doublers or quadruplers, the S-Video may be providing better results. Always
experiment the best selection in readjusting the color and hue accordingly.
The EIDOS 18D offers 4 different type of Video signal outputs :
o
o
o
o
S-Video Output connector.
3 x 75 Ohms RCA coaxial Component Video Output connectors.
5 x 75 Ohms BNC RGB progressive Output
DVI Digital Video Output
Depending of you specific installation you may choose one of the above video
outputs.
If you use the Progressive Output, move the top left switch on the rear panel
to analogue Video.
If you use the DVI Digital Video Output, move the top left switch on the rear
panel to Digital Video.
Always use high quality cables for getting the best picture. The best results
will be achieved by using high quality coaxial cable on RGB Output
connectors or top DVI cable from the Digital Video Output. Always experiment
the best selection in readjusting the color and hue accordingly.
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Audio Connections
The Goldmund Eidos 18 and 18D are equipped in standard with the following
stereo output standard connectors :
o 75 Ohms RCA coaxial SPDIF connector.
o TOSLINK optical cable output.
You may use these connectors to connect your DVD to a D/A converter or
digital preamplifier.
Goldmund recommends that the greatest care is taken when selecting the
cable linking the DVD to the D/A converter or digital preamplifier. The very
accurate signal provided by the Eidos 18/18D can easily be ruined by an
imperfect connection.
Use a "Goldmund Lineal™" cable from the coaxial output if you want to reach
the most accurate jitter-free connection for CD playback.
In addition, there are the following Analogue Audio Outputs :
o 2 x RCA (Left/Right) coaxial stereo analogue outputs.
o 6 x RCA 6 channel coaxial analogue outputs (needed for multichannel
DVD-Audio and SACD connection.
7. FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
Front Panel Keys
- OPEN :
Located near the disc drawer opening, this button opens the tray
to load the CD or DVD. The same button closes the tray when it is open.
When loading a disc, place discs in the disc tray with the label side facing up.
- PLAY :
This key is used to start or resume Playback. It also cancels the
"Pause" function.
- PAUSE : Key used for the pause function. When the "Pause" function is
switched off by pressing the "Start" key, the selection will start back at the
exact location where it was interrupted.
- STOP : Press to stop playback. Pressing once enables playback to
resume from a point shortly before the location where it stopped. Pressing
twice causes the disc to return to the beginning of the disc if playback starts
again.
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- >>
: Press to advance to chapters/tracks. Press and hold to perform
fast-forward scanning.
- <<
: Press to go back to previous chapters/tracks. Press and hold to
perform reverse playback scanning.
These functions, accessible from the keyboard can also be achieved by the
remote-control transmitter. (see below for all Remote Control functions)
Front Panel Display
1 5.1CH
Lights when analog 5.1 channel output is selected (see below)
2 V-PART
Lights when playing a video part of a DVD disc
3 (camera)
Lights during multi-angle scenes on a DVD disc (see below)
4 GUI (Graphical User Interface)
Lights when a menu is displayed on-screen
5 GRP
Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD-Audio group number
6 TITLE
Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD-Video title number
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Lights when Dolby V/TruSurround is active (see below)
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8 TRK
Indicates that the character display is showing a track number
9 CHP
Indicates that the character display is showing a DVD chapter number
10 REMAIN
Lights when the character display is showing the time or number of
tracks/titles/chapters remaining
11 Character display
12 Pause
Lights when a disc is paused
13 Play
Lights when a disc is playing
14 DolbyDigital
Lights when a Dolby Digital soundtrack is playing
15 DTS
Lights when a DTS soundtrack is playing
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8. REMOTE CONTROL FUNCTIONS
1 STANDBY/ON
Press to switch the player on or into standby
2 AUDIO
Press to select the audio channel or language (see below)
3 SUBTITLE
Press to select a subtitle display (see below)
4 Number buttons
5 TOP MENU
Press to display the top menu of a DVD disc
6 ENTER & cursor control buttons
Use to navigate on-screen displays and menus. Press ENTER to select an option
or execute a command
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7 SETUP
Press to display (or exit) the on-screen display
8 Reverse
Use for reverse slow motion playback, frame reverse and reverse scanning (see
below)
9 Play
Press to start or resume playback.
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10 Previous
Press to jump to the beginning of the current chapter or track, then to previous
chapters/tracks.
11 Pause
Press to pause playback; press again to restart.
12 PLAY MODE
Press to display the Play Mode menu (see below) (You can also get to the Play
Mode menu by pressing SETUP and selecting Play Mode)
13 SURROUND
Press to activate/switch off Dolby V/TruSurround
14 OPEN/CLOSE
Press to open or close the disc tray
15 ANGLE
Press to change the camera angle during DVD multi-angle scene playback (see
below)
16 CLEAR
Press to clear a numeric entry
17 ENTER
Use to select menu options, etc.(works exactly the same as the ENTER button in
6 above)
18 MENU
Press to display a DVD disc menu, or the Disc Navigator if a DVD-RW, CD,
Video CD or MP3 disc is loaded
19 RETURN
Press to return to a previous menu screen
20 Forward
Use for forward slow motion playback, frame advance and forward scanning (see
below).
21 Next
Press to jump to the next chapter or track
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22 Stop
Press to stop the disc (you can resume playback by pressing 3 (play))
23 DISPLAY
Press to display information about the disc playing (see below)
24 ZOOM
Press to change the zoom level (see below)
9. SETTING THE TV SYSTEM
The default setting of this player is AUTO, and unless you notice that the picture
is distorted when playing some discs, you should leave it set to AUTO. If you
experience picture distortion with some discs, set the TV system to match your
country or region’s system. Doing this, however, may restrict the kinds of disc
you can watch. The table below shows what kinds of disc are compatible with
each setting (AUTO, PAL and NTSC).
1 - If the player is on, press STANDBY/ON to switch it to standby.
2 - Using the front panel controls, hold down “Forward” then press STANDBY/ON
to switch the TV system.
The TV system changes as follows:
AUTO => NTSC
NTSC => PAL
PAL => AUTO
The player’s display shows the new setting.
Note : You have to switch the player into standby (press STANDBY/ON) before
each change.
Disc
Player setting
Type
Format
NTSC
PAL
AUTO
DVD
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
––
MOD.PAL
PAL
NTSC
PAL
Video CD
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
MOD.PAL
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
NTSC or PAL
CD / no disc
Watching NTSC on a PAL TV
Most models of the newly developed countdown PAL TV system detect 50 Hz
(PAL)/60 Hz (NTSC) and automatically switch vertical amplitude, resulting in a
display without vertical shrinkage.
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If your PAL TV does not have a V-Hold control, you may not be able to watch
NTSC discs because of picture roll. If the TV has a V-Hold control, adjust it until
the picture stops rolling.
On some TVs, the picture may shrink vertically, leaving black bands at the top
and bottom of the screen. This is not a malfunction; it is caused by the NTSC to
PAL conversion.
10. SWITCHING ON
After making sure that everything is connected properly and that the player is
plugged in, press STANDBY/ON on the remote control to switch the player on.
Also, switch on your TV and make sure that it is set to the input you connected
the DVD player to.
You can also use the OPEN/CLOSE button to switch on the player and open
the disc tray at the same time.
This player features a screen saver. If the player is stopped or paused and
no button is pressed for five minutes, the screen saver starts.
11. FIRST CONNECTION
When you switch on the player for the first time, you should see a welcome
screen displayed on your TV. From here you can set up the language and the
kind of TV you have, then either use the Setup Navigator to make more settings,
or jump right in and start playing some discs.
Before continuing, make sure that you’ve loaded the batteries in the remote
control.
GUIDE RETURN
ENTER
1 - Use the (cursor up/down) buttons to choose a language, then press
ENTER.
2 - Press ENTER to move on to the next screen.
3 - Use the (cursor left/right) buttons to select either ‘Wide screen (16:9)’ or
‘Standard size screen (4:3)’ according to the kind of TV you have, then
press ENTER.
4 - Press ENTER again to finish setting up.
Select Back then press ENTER if you want to go back and change the setting
you just made.
Using the on-screen displays
For ease of use, this player makes extensive use of graphical on-screen displays
(OSDs).
You should get used to the way these work as you’ll need to use them when
setting up the player, using some of the playback features, such as program play,
and when making more advanced settings for audio and video.
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All the screens are navigated in basically the same way, using the cursor buttons
to change the highlighted item and pressing ENTER to select it.
Note : Throughout this manual, ‘Select’ means use the cursor buttons to
highlight an item on-screen, then press ENTER.
ENTER
Button
SETUP
Navigation Arrows
ENTER
RETURN
What it does
Display/exit the on-screen display
Changes the highlighted menu item
Selects the highlighted menu item (both ENTER buttons
work in exactly the same way)
Returns to the previous menu without saving changes
Note : Tip Information at the bottom of every OSD screen explains the currently
selected menu item and shows which buttons can be used for that screen.
Setting up with the Setup Navigator
Using the Setup Navigator you can make a number of other initial settings for this
player. We recommend using the Setup Navigator, especially if you connected
this player to an processor for playing surround sound. To answer some of the
questions about digital audio formats you may need to look at the instructions
that came with your processor.
1 - If a disc is playing, press (stop).
Also turn on your TV or Display and make sure that it is set to the correct video
input.
2 - Press SETUP.
The on-screen display (OSD) appears.
3 - Select ‘Setup Navigator’.
4 - Select a DVD language.
Some DVD discs feature on-screen menus, soundtracks and subtitles in several
languages.
Set your preferred language here.
Note that the language you choose here may not be available on all discs.
If you want to select a language other than those listed, select Other Language.
5 - Did you connect this player to an AV receiver?
Note : If you selected Not Connected here, that completes the setup. Press
ENTER to leave the Setup Navigator.
6 - Did you connect the 5.1 channel analog audio outputs to your Audio
Processor ?
Select Connected or Not Connected.
7 - Did you connect a digital output to your AV receiver or Processor?
Select Connected or Not Connected.
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Note: If you selected Not Connected in both steps 6 and 7, that completes the
setup.
Press ENTER to leave the Setup Navigator.
If you selected Connected in step 6, then answer the following questions about
the speakers in your system, otherwise jump to step 11.
8 - Do you have a center speaker connected to your AV Receiver /
Processor?
Select Connected or Not Connected.
9 - Do you have surround speakers connected to your AV receiver /
Processor?
Select Connected or Not Connected.
10 - Do you have a sub-woofer connected to your AV receiver / Processor?
Select Connected or Not Connected.
Note : If you selected Not Connected in step 7, that completes the setup. Press
ENTER to leave the Setup Navigator.
Questions 11 through 14 are concerned with the digital decoding capabilities of
your AV receiver or Multi-channel processor.
11 - Is your AV receiver / Processor Dolby Digital compatible?
Select Compatible, Not Compatible or Don’t Know.
12 - Is your AV receiver / Processor DTS compatible?
Select Compatible, Not Compatible or Don’t Know.
13 - Is your AV receiver / Processor compatible with 96kHz Linear PCM
audio?
Select Compatible, Not Compatible or Don’t Know.
14 - Is your AV receiver / Processor MPEG compatible?
Select Compatible, Not Compatible or Don’t Know.
15 - Press ENTER to complete the setup, or press SETUP to quit the Setup
Navigator without making any changes.
Congratulations, setup is complete!
Playing discs
The basic playback controls for playing DVD, CD, SACD, Video CD and MP3
discs are covered here. Further functions are detailed in the next chapter.
Throughout this manual, the term ‘DVD’ means DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and
DVD-R/RW. If a function is specific to a particular kind of DVD disc, it is
specified.
1 - If the player isn’t already on, press STANDBY/ON on remote to switch it
on.
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If you’re playing a DVD or Video CD, also turn on your TV or Video display and
make sure that it is set to the correct video input.
2 - Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray.
3 - Load a disc.
Load a disc with the label side facing up, using the disc tray guide to align the
disc. Never load more than one disc at a time.
4 - Press (play) to start playback.
If you’re playing a DVD or Video CD, a menu may appear. See below for how to
navigate these.
If you’re playing an MP3 disc, it may take a few seconds before playback starts,
depending on the complexity of the file structure on the disc.
Basic playback controls
The table below shows the basic controls on the remote for playing discs. The
following chapter covers more playback features in more detail.
PLAY : Starts playback.
DVD and Video CD: if the display shows RESUME, playback starts from the resume
point.
PAUSE : Pauses a disc that’s playing, or restarts a paused disc.
STOP : Stops playback.
DVD and Video CD: Display shows RESUME. Press (stop) again to cancel the
resume function. (The resume function is also cancelled when you eject the disc
tray.)
FAST REVERSE : Press to start fast reverse scanning. Press (play) to resume
normal playback.
FAST FORWARD : Press to start fast forward scanning. Press (play) to resume
normal playback.
PREVIOUS : Skips to the start of the current track or chapter, then to previous
tracks/chapters.
NEXT : Skips to the next track or chapter.
Numbers : Use to enter a title/group/track number. Press ENTER to select (or wait a
few seconds).
Note : If the disc is stopped, playback starts from the selected title/group (for DVD) or
track number (for CD/SACD/Video CD/MP3).
If the disc is playing, playback jumps to the start of the selected chapter or track
(within the current group for DVD-Audio).
Front panel controls
The (play), (stop), and (pause) buttons on the front panel work in exactly the
same way as their remote control equivalents. The combined scan/skip buttons
on the front panel work slightly differently from the remote buttons.
Press and hold for fast scan; press for track/chapter skip.
Note : You may find with some DVD discs that some playback controls don’t
work in certain parts of the disc. This is not a malfunction.
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DVD disc menus
Many DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs contain menus from which you can
select
what you want to watch or listen to. They may give access to additional features,
such as subtitle and audio language selection, or special features such as
slideshows. See the disc packaging for details.
Sometimes menus are displayed automatically when you start playback; others
only appear when you press MENU or TOP MENU.
Note: Some DVD-Audio discs feature a ‘bonus group’. To access this group you
have to input a password, which you can find on the disc’s packaging. See below
for more information.
TOP MENU : Displays the ‘top menu’ of a disc—this varies with the disc.
MENU : Displays a disc menu. This varies with the disc and may be the same as the
‘top menu’.
Arrows Cursors : Moves the cursor around the screen.
ENTER : Selects the current menu option.
RETURN : Returns to the previously displayed menu screen. On some DVD-Audio
discs featuring browsable pictures, press to display the browser screen.
Numbers : Highlights a numbered menu option (some discs only). Press ENTER to
select (or wait a few seconds).
Video CD PBC menus
Some Video CDs have menus from which you can choose what you want to
watch. These are called PBC (Playback control) menus.
You can play a PBC Video CD without having to navigate the PBC menu by
starting playback using a number button or track skip button to select a track,
rather than the (play) button.
RETURN : Displays the PBC menu.
Numbers : Use to enter a numbered menu option. Press ENTER to select (or wait a
few seconds).
PREVIOUS : Displays the previous menu page (if there is one).
NEXT : Displays the next menu page (if there is one).
12. PLAYING DISCS
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Introduction
Most of the features described in this chapter make use of on-screen displays.
For an explanation of how to navigate these, see Using the on-screen displays
above.
Many of the functions covered in this chapter apply to DVD and SACD discs,
Video CDs, CDs and MP3 discs, although the exact operation of some varies
slightly with the kind of disc loaded.
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Some DVD discs restrict the use of some functions (random or repeat, for
example). This is not a malfunction.
When playing Video CDs, some of the functions are not available during PBC
playback. If you want to use them, start the disc playing using a number button to
select a track.
Using the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a
disc
Use the Disc Navigator to browse through the contents of a disc to find the part
you want to play. You can use the Disc Navigator when a disc is playing or
stopped.
Note : It’s not possible to use the Disc Navigator hen playing a Video CD in PBC
mode, or when a DVD disc menu is displayed.
1 - Press SETUP and select ‘Disc Navigator’ from the on-screen display.
Alternatively, if a DVD-RW, CD, Video CD or MP3 disc is loaded, you can press
MENU, which takes you straight to the Disc Navigator
2 - Select what you want to play.
Depending on the type of disc you have loaded, the Disc Navigator looks slightly
different.
- For DVD-Video discs select a title, or a chapter within a title.
- For DVD-Audio discs select a group, or a track within a group.
- For MP3 discs select a folder, or a track within a folder. (Note that if a folder or
track name contains accented or non-roman characters, they may show up with
generic names – F_033, T_035, etc.).
- For SACD discs select a track within the current playback area.
- For a VR mode DVD-RW disc select beween the Playlist and Original areas of
the disc, or a title. Press (cursor right) to preview the title.
Notes : It’s not possible to switch between Original and Playlist during playback.
Not all DVD-RW discs have a Playlist.
- For CDs and Video CDs select a track.
Playback starts after you press ENTER.
Note : The Disc Navigator is not available unless there is a disc loaded.
Another way to find a particular place on a disc is to use one of the search
modes. See Searching a disc below.
Scanning discs
You can fast-scan discs forward or backward at various different speeds using
the remote.
1 - During playback, press Forward or Reverse to start scanning.
2 - Press repeatedly to increase the scanning speed.
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Note : MP3s can only be scanned at one speed. The scanning speed is shown
on-screen.
3 - To resume normal playback, press (play).
Note : Sound can be heard while scanning audio CDs, and MP3 discs.
There is no sound while scanning DVD Videos and Video CDs, and no subtitles
while scanning DVD-Video.
Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new
chapter is reached on a DVD-Video disc.
Playing in slow motion
You can play DVD-Videos, DVD-R/RW and Video CDs at four different forward
slow motion speeds, and DVD-Videos, DVD-R/RW also at two reverse speeds.
1 - During playback, press (pause).
2 - Press and hold Reverse or Forward button until slow motion playback
starts.
Note : The slow motion speed is shown onscreen.
There is no sound during slow motion playback.
3 - Press repeatedly to change the slow motion speed.
Note : The slow motion speed is displayed onscreen.
4 - To resume normal playback, press (play).
Notes : Video CD only supports forward slow motion playback.
- The picture quality during slow motion playback is not as good as during
normal playback.
- Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new
chapter is reached.
- For DVD-Audio discs featuring browsable pictures (see below), press
Reverse/Forward to view the previous/next picture.
Frame advance/frame reverse
You can advance or back up DVD-Video or DVD-RW discs frame-by-frame. With
Video CDs, you can only use frame advance.
1 - During playback, press (pause).
2 - Press Reverse or Forward buttons to reverse or advance a frame at a
time.
3 - To resume normal playback, press (play).
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Notes : The picture quality when using frame reverse is not as good as frame
advance.
- Depending on the disc, normal playback may automatically resume when a new
chapter is reached.
- When changing direction of a DVD Video disc, the picture may ‘move’ in an
unexpected way. This is not a malfunction.
- For DVD-Audio discs featuring browsable pictures (see below), press
Reverse/Forward view the previous/next picture.
Looping a section of a disc
The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track
(DVD-Audio, CD and Video CD) or title (DVDVideo and DVD-RW) that form a
loop which is played over and over.
Note : A-B Repeat is not available with SACDs,MP3s, Video CD in PBC mode,
or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
1 - During playback, press PLAY MODE and select ‘A-B Repeat’ from the
list of functions on the left.
2 - Press ENTER on ‘A(Start Point)’ to set the loop start point.
3 - Press ENTER on ‘B(End Point)’ to set the loop end point.
After pressing ENTER, playback jumps back to the start point and plays the loop.
4 - To resume normal playback, press CLEAR or select ‘Off’ from the menu.
Using repeat play
There are various repeat play options, depending on the kind of disc loaded. It’s
also possible to use repeat play together with program play to repeat the
tracks/chapters in the program list (see Creating a program list below).
Note : Repeat play is not available with Video CDs in PBC mode, or while a DVD
disc menu is being displayed.
1 - During playback, press PLAY MODE and select ‘Repeat’ from the list of
functions on the left.
2 - Select a repeat play option.
The repeat play options available depend on the type of disc loaded.
DVD-Video and DVD-RW discs
• Title Repeat
• Chapter Repeat
• Repeat Off
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DVD-Audio discs
• Group Repeat
• Track Repeat
• Repeat Off
SACD, CD and Video CD discs
• Disc Repeat
• Track Repeat
• Repeat Off
MP3 discs
• Disc Repeat
• Folder Repeat
• Track Repeat
• Repeat Off
Notes : If you’ve made a program list, the Program Repeat option also appears
as a repeat option.
- To stop the disc and cancel repeat play, press (stop).
- You can also cancel repeat play without stopping playback by pressing CLEAR.
The disc will play to the end, then stop.
- You can’t use repeat and random play at the same time.
- If you switch camera angle during repeat play, repeat play is canceled.
Using random play
Use the random play function to play titles or chapters (DVD-Video ), groups or
tracks (DVD-Audio), or tracks (CD, Video CD and MP3 discs) in a random order.
You can set the random play option when a disc is playing or stopped.
Note : You can’t use random play with SACDs, DVD-RWs, Video CDs playing in
PBC mode, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
1 - Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Random’ from the list of functions on the
left.
2 - Select a random play option.
The random play options available depend on the type of disc loaded. The
screen below appears when a DVD-Video disc is loaded.
DVD-Video discs
• Random Title
• Random Chapter
• Random Off
DVD-Audio discs
• Random Group
• Random Track
• Random Off
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MP3, CD and Video CD discs
• On
• Off
Notes : To stop the disc and cancel random playback, press (stop).
- You can also cancel random playback without stopping the disc by pressing
CLEAR. The disc will play to the end, then stop.
- During random play, the “Previous” and “Next” buttons function a little differently
to normal: 4 returns to the beginning of the current track/chapter. You can't go
back further than this. “Next” selects another track/chapter at random from those
remaining.
- You can't use random play together with program or repeat play.
Creating a program list
This feature lets you program the play order of
titles/group/chapters/folders/tracks on a disc.
Note : Program play is not available with DVDRWs, Video CDs playing in PBC
mode, or while a DVD disc menu is being displayed.
1 - Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Program’ from the list of functions on the
left.
2 - Select ‘Create/Edit’ from the list of program options.
The Program edit screen that appears depends on the kind of disc loaded.
On the left side is the program list, then to the right is a list of titles (if a DVDVideo disc is loaded), groups (for DVD-Audio), tracks (for SACDs, CDs and
Video CDs), or folder names (for MP3 discs). On the far right is a list of chapters
(for DVD-Video) or tracks (for DVD-Audio and MP3).
3 - Select a title, chapter, group, folder or track for the current step in the
program list.
For a DVD-Video disc, you can add a whole title, or a chapter within a title to the
program list.
- To add a title, select the title.
- To add a chapter, first highlight the title, then press (cursor right) and select a
chapter from the list.
For a DVD-Audio disc, you can add a whole group, or a track within a group to
the program list.
- To add a group, select the group.
- To add a track, first highlight the group, then press (cursor right) and select a
track from the list.
For SACD, CD or Video CD, select a track to add to the program list.
For an MP3 disc, you can add a whole folder, or a track within a folder to the
program list.
- To add a folder, select the folder.
- To add a track, first find the folder, then press (cursor right) and select a track
name from the list.
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After pressing ENTER to select the title/group/chapter/folder/track, the step
number automatically moves down one.
4 - Repeat step 3 to build up a program list.
A program list can contain up to 24 titles/chapters/groups/folders/tracks.
5 - To play the program list, press (play).
Program play remains active until you turn off program play (see below), erase
the program list (see below), eject the disc or switch off the player.
Notes : To exit the program edit screen without starting playback, press PLAY
MODE or SETUP. (Don’t press RETURN, your program list will be lost.)
- During program play, press “Next” to skip to the next program step.
Press CLEAR during playback (though not if the program list OSD is displayed)
to switch off program play. Press while stopped to erase the program list.
Editing a program list
After creating a program list, you can add, delete and change steps.
1 - Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Program’ from the list of functions on the
left.
2 - Select ‘Create/Edit’ from the list of program options.
3 - To clear a step, highlight the step number and press CLEAR.
4 - To insert a step in the middle of the program list, highlight the step
where you want the new step to appear, then select a
title/group/chapter/folder/track to add.
After pressing ENTER, the new step is inserted into the list.
5 - To add a step to the end of the program list, highlight the next free step
then select a title/group/chapter/folder/ track to add.
Notes : To exit the program edit screen without starting playback, press PLAY
MODE or SETUP.
- If you want to exit the program edit screen without saving the changes you
made, press RETURN.
Other functions available from the program menu
As well as creating and editing a program list, you can start and stop program
play, erase the program list, and memorize a DVD program list from the Program
menu.
1 - Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Program’ from the list of functions on the
left.
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2 - Select a program play function.
• Create/Edit – See Creating a program list below.
• Playback Start – Starts playback of the program list
• Playback Stop – Turns off program play, but does not erase the program list
• Program Delete – Erases the program list and turns off program play
• Program Memory (DVD-Video only)
Select On to save the program list for the disc loaded. (Select Off to cancel
the program memory for the disc loaded)
Notes : After saving a program list using the Program Memory feature, whenever
you load that disc, the program list is automatically recalled and program play
switched on.
- You can save program lists for up to 24 discs. After that, the oldest one is
replaced with the new one saved.
Searching a disc
Using the search mode function from the Play Mode menu you can quickly jump
to a particular part of the disc that you’re watching or listening to.
1 - Press PLAY MODE and select ‘Search Mode’ from the list of functions
on the left.
The search options that appear depend on the kind of disc loaded. The screen
below shows the DVD-Video search options.
2 - Select a search mode.
3 - Use the number buttons to enter a title, group, chapter, page, folder or
track number, or a time.
Notes : For a time search, enter the number of minutes and seconds into the
currently playing title (DVD-Video/DVD-RW) or track (Video CD) you want
playback to resume from. For example, press 4, 5, 0, 0 to have playback start
from 45 minutes into the title/track. For 1 hour, 20 minutes and 30 seconds, press
8, 0, 3, 0.
- Some DVD-Audio discs feature pages of browsable pictures. Enter the page
number you want.
4 - Press ENTER to start playback.
Notes : You can only use time search with DVD-Video and Video CD discs.
- The disc must be playing in order to use time search.
- Search functions are not available with Video CDs in PBC mode (start non-PBC
playback by stopping playback, then pressing “Next”, then “Play”).
- You can often select what you want to watch from a DVD disc menu.
Switching subtitles
Some DVD-Video discs have subtitles in one or more languages; the disc box
will usually tell you which subtitle languages are available. You can switch
subtitle language during playback.
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1 - Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to select a subtitle option.
Notes : While the above display is showing, you can also use the / (cursor
up/down) buttons and ENTER to select a subtitle language from a drop-down
menu.
- Some discs only allow you to change subtitle language from the disc menu.
Press TOP MENU to access.
- To set subtitle preferences, see Subtitle Language.
Switching DVD-Video audio language
When playing a DVD-Video disc recorded with dialog in two or more languages,
you can switch audio language during playback.
1 - Press AUDIO repeatedly to select an audio language option.
Notes : With some discs, while the display is showing, you can also use the
(cursor up/down) buttons and ENTER to select an audio language from
a drop-down menu.
- Some discs only allow you to change audio language from the disc menu.
Press TOP MENU to access.
- To set audio language preferences, see Audio Language.
Switching DVD-RW audio channel
When playing a DVD-RW disc recorded with dual-mono audio, you can switch
between the main, sub, and mixed channels during playback.
1 - Press AUDIO repeatedly to select an audio channel option.
Switching DVD-Audio audio channel
Depending on the disc, you may be able to switch channels when playing DVDAudio discs. See the disc box for details.
1 - Press AUDIO repeatly to select an audio channel option.
When you change the audio channel, playback restarts from the beginning of the
current track.
Note : Some discs only allow you to change audio channel from the disc menu.
Press TOP MENU to access.
Switching CD/MP3/Video CD audio channel
You can switch between stereo, just the left channel or just the right channel of a
CD/MP3/Video CD. (To change the audio channel of a CD it must be playing.)
1 - Press AUDIO repeatly to select an audio channel option.
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Zooming the screen
Using the zoom feature you can magnify a part of the screen by a factor of 2 or 4,
while a DVD-Video, DVD-Audio or Video CD disc is paused.
1 - Press ZOOM button to select the zoom factor.
Note : Playback pauses when the screen is zoomed.
Press ZOOM repeatedly to select a zoom factor
• Normal
• 2x
• 4x
Zoom 2⋅
Zoom 4⋅
Note : Since DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and Video CD have a fixed resolution,
picture quality will deteriorate, especially at 4x zoom. This is not a malfunction.
2 - Use the cursor buttons to change the zoomed area.
You can change the zoom factor and the zoomed area freely.
Notes : If the navigation square at the top of the screen disappears, press
ZOOM again to display it.
- You can use the Reverse or Forward buttons for frame reverse/advance while
the picture is zoomed (slow motion playback is not possible).
3 - Press (play) to return the screen to normal and resume playback.
Switching camera angles
Some DVD-Video discs feature scenes shot from two or more angles. Check the
disc box for details.
When a multi-angle scene is playing, a icon appears on screen to let you know
that other angles are available (this can be switched off if you prefer)
During playback press ANGLE to switch angle.
Displaying disc information
Various track, chapter and title information, as well as the video transmission rate
for DVD discs, can be displayed on-screen.
1 - During playback, press DISPLAY to show/switch the information
displayed.
Keep pressing DISPLAY to change the displayed information.
Note : You can see disc information (number of titles/chapters, groups, tracks,
folders and so on) from the Disc Navigator screen. See Using the Disc Navigator
to browse the contents of a disc)
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13. THE AUDIO SETTINGS MENU
Audio DRC
• Default setting: Off
When watching Dolby Digital DVDs at low volume, it’s easy to lose the quieter
sounds completely, including some of the dialog.
Switching Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Control) to On can help by bringing up
the quieter sounds, while controlling loud peaks.
How much of a difference you hear depends on the material you’re listening to. If
the material doesn’t have wide variations in volume, you may not notice much
change.
1 - Press SETUP and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display.
2 - Highlight Audio DRC, then use the cursor left/right to change to ‘On’ or
‘Off’, as required.
3 - Press ENTER to make the setting and exit the Audio Settings screen.
Notes : Audio DRC is only effective with Dolby Digital audio sources.
- Audio DRC is only effective through the digital output when Digital Out is set to
On, and Dolby Digital Out is set to Dolby Digital > PCM.
- The effect of Audio DRC depends on your speakers and AV receiver settings.
Virtual Surround
• Default setting: Off
Switch on Virtual surround to enjoy surround sound effects from just two
speakers.
When you play a Dolby Digital soundtrack, Virtual Dolby Digital, which uses
TruSurround technology from SRS, produces a 3D Soundspace from a pair of
stereo speakers.
1 - Press SETUP and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display.
2 - Highlight TruSurround, then use the cursor left/right to change to
‘V/TruSurround’ or ‘Off’, as required.
3 - Press ENTER to make the setting and exit the Audio Settings screen.
Notes : You can also use the SURROUND button on the remote control to
switch Virtual Surround on (V/TruSurround)/Off.
- Virtual Surround does not work with CD, MP3, DVD-Audio or SACD discs, or
96kHz Linear PCM soundtracks.
- The Virtual Surround effect is output only through the 2 channel Analog Output
- Make sure that Audio Output Mode is set to 2 Channel.
- How good the surround effect is varies with the disc.
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Channel Level
• Default setting: Fix
This setting allows you to set the level of each channel sent to the 6 channel
analog outputs.
1 - Press SETUP and select ‘Audio Settings’ from the on-screen display.
2 - Highlight Channel Level, then use the cursor left/right to change to ‘Fix’
or ‘Variable’, as required.
• Fix – Channel levels are fixed
• Variable – You can specify variable channel levels
3 - If you chose Variable, press (cursor down) to proceed to the next
screen.
4 - Variable setting only: Set the channel levels for each speaker.
• Use the cursor up/down to select a speaker.
• Use the cursor left/right to adjust the channel level for that speaker.
Channel levels can be set from –6 dB to +6 dB. in 0.5 dB increments.
5 - Press ENTER to make the settings and exit the audio settings screen.
Notes : You can’t adjust the channel level for any speakers that are set to Off in
the Speaker Installation menu screen.
- The Fix setting is equivalent to setting all the channel levels to +6 dB.
Therefore, the Variable setting will usually sound quieter than the Fix setting.
14. THE VIDEO SETTINGS MENU
Video Adjust
• Default setting: Standard
From the Video Adjust screen you can select the standard video presentation or
define presets of your own.
1 - Press SETUP and select ‘Video Adjust’ from the on-screen display.
2 - Use the cursor left/right to select a preset.
• Standard – Normal
• Memory 1–2 – Use for making your own presets (see below)
3 - Press ENTER to make the setting and exit the Video Adjust screen.
Note : Depending on the disc and the TV/monitor, you may not see the effect
clearly.
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Creating your own presets
1 - Select one of the Memory presets (see above).
2 - Press (cursor down) to select ‘Detailed Settings’ then press ENTER.
3 - Adjust the picture quality settings.
• Use the cursor up/down to select a setting.
• Use the cursor left/right to adjust the current setting.
• Press DISPLAY to switch between full and single view.
• You can change the preset number from the Recall Settings menu item.
You can adjust any or all of the following picture quality settings:
• Fine Focus – Switch On to reveal greater detail (high resolution) in the
picture.
• Contrast – Adjusts the contrast between light and dark elements in the
picture.
• Sharpness – Adjusts the sharpness of the mid-frequency (less detailed)
elements in the picture. (This setting is only effective when Fine Focus is On)
• Chroma Level – Adjusts how saturated colours appear.
• Hue – Adjusts the overall colour balance between red and green. (This is
only effective when the player is connected using the S-VIDEO OUT connector.)
4 - Press ENTER to save the preset and exit the Video Adjust screen.
15. THE INTIAL SETTINGS MENU
Using the Initial Settings menu
The Initial Settings menu is where you can set preferences for language, audio
and video output, and so on.
If a menu option is grayed out it means that it cannot be changed at the current
time. This is usually because a disc is playing. Stop the disc, then change the
setting.
1 - Press SETUP and select ‘Initial Settings’ from the on-screen display.
2 - Select the setup category from the list on the left, then select an item
from the menu list to the right.
3 - Make the setting you want.
Digital Audio Out settings
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Digital Out
• Default setting: On
You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to a processor
using one of the digital outputs.
If at any time you need to switch off the digital audio output, set this to Off,
otherwise leave it On.
Notes : You can’t switch on/off the optical and coaxial outputs individually.
- There is no digital output when playing SACDs and some DVD-Audio discs
regardless of this setting.
Dolby Digital Out
• Default setting: Dolby Digital
You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to a processor
using one of the digital outputs.
If your processor is Dolby Digital compatible, set to Dolby Digital, otherwise set
to Dolby Digital > PCM.
DTS Out
• Default setting: DTS > PCM
You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to a processor
using one of the digital outputs.
If your processor has a built-in DTS decoder, set this to DTS, otherwise set to
DTS > PCM (DTS audio is converted to more compatible PCM audio).
Notes : If you set to DTS with a non-DTS compatible amplifier, noise will be
output when you play a DTS disc.
- This setting applies only to DTS audio on DVDs. DTS-CD always output DTS
digital audio as-is regardless of this setting.
Linear PCM Out
• Default setting: Down Sample On
You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to a processor
using one of the digital outputs.
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If your processor is compatible with high sampling rates (96 kHz), set this to
Down Sample Off, otherwise set it to Down Sample On (96 kHz audio is
converted to a more compatible 48 kHz). Check the manual that came with the
other component if you’re unsure whether it is 96 kHz compatible.
Notes : Even when set to Down Sample Off, some discs will still output down
sampled audio through the digital outputs (you only get full sampling rate audio
through the analog outputs).
- High sampling rate DVD-Audio discs (192kHz or 176.2kHz) automatically
output down-sampled audio through the digital outputs.
MPEG Out
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• Default setting: MPEG > PCM
You only need to make this setting if you connected this system to a processor
using one of the digital outputs.
If your processor is compatible with MPEG audio, set this to MPEG, otherwise
set it to MPEG >PCM (MPEG audio is converted to more compatible PCM
audio). Check the manual that came with the other component if you’re unsure
whether it is MPEG audio compatible.
Video Output settings
TV Screen
• Default setting: 16:9 (Wide)
If you have a widescreen TV, select the 16:9 (Wide) setting—widescreen DVD
software is then shown using the full screen area. When playing software
recorded in conventional (4:3) format, the settings on your TV will determine how
the material is presented—see the manual that came with your TV for details on
what options are available.
If you have a conventional TV, select either 4:3 (Letter Box) or 4:3 (Pan &
Scan). In Letter Box mode, widescreen software is shown with black bars at the
top and bottom of the screen. Pan & Scan chops the sides off widescreen
material to make it fit the 4:3 screen (so even though the image looks larger on
the screen, you’re actually seeing less of the picture).
S-video Out
• Default setting: S2
You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your TV using
an S-video cord.
If you find that the picture is stretched or distorted on the default S2 setting, try
changing it to S1.
Still Picture
• Default setting: Auto
This player uses one of two processes when displaying a still frame from a DVD
disc. The default Auto setting automatically chooses the best setting each time.
• Field – produces a stable, generally shake-free image.
• Frame – produces a sharper image, but more prone to shake than field stills.
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Language settings
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Audio Language
• Default setting: English
This setting is your preferred audio language for DVD-Video discs. If the
language you specify here is recorded on a disc, the system automatically plays
the disc in that language.
The DVD-Video format recognizes 136 different languages. Select Other
Language if you want to specify a language other than those listed. See also
Selecting languages using the language code list chapter.
Notes : You can switch between the languages recorded on a DVD disc during
playback using the AUDIO button. (This does not affect this setting)
- Some DVD discs set the audio language automatically when loaded, overriding
the audio language you set in the Initial Settings menu.
- Discs with two or more audio languages usually allow you to select the audio
language from the disc menu. Press TOP MENU to access the disc menu.
Subtitle Language
• Default setting: English
This setting is your preferred subtitle language for DVD-Video discs. If the
language you specify here is recorded on a disc, the system automatically plays
the disc with those subtitles.
The DVD-Video format recognizes 136 different languages. Select Other
Language if you want to specify a language other than those listed. See also
Selecting languages using the language code list chapter.
Notes : You can change or switch off the subtitles on a DVD disc during
playback
using the SUBTITLE button. (This does not affect this setting).
- Some DVD discs set the subtitle language automatically when loaded,
overriding the subtitle language you set in the Initial Settings menu.
- Discs with two or more subtitle languages usually allow you to select the subtitle
language from the disc menu. Press TOP MENU to access the disc menu.
Auto Language
• Default setting: On
When set to On, the player always selects the default audio language on a DVDVideo disc (French dialog for a French movie, for example), and displays
subtitles in your preferred subtitle language only if that is set to something
different. In other words, movies in your native language won’t have any
subtitles, while foreign language movies will be shown with subtitles.
Set to Off to have the player play discs strictly according to your Audio
Language and Subtitle Language settings.
For Auto Language to work, the Audio Language and Subtitle Language settings
must be the same.
Note : You can still switch audio and subtitle language on playback using the
AUDIO and SUBTITLE buttons.
DVD Menu Language
• Default setting: w/Subtitle Lang.
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Some multilingual discs have disc menus in several languages. This setting
specifies in which language the disc menus should appear. Leave on the default
setting for menus to appear in the same language as your Subtitle Language
The DVD-Video format recognizes 136 different languages. Select Other
Language if you want to specify a language other than those listed. See also
Selecting languages using the language code list chapter.
Subtitle Display
• Default setting: On
When set to On, the player displays subtitles according to the Subtitle Language
and Auto Language settings. Set to Assist Subtitle to have the player display
the extra assistive subtitles recorded on to some DVD discs. Set to Off to switch
subtitles off altogether.
Display settings
OSD Language
• Default setting: English
This sets the language of this player’s onscreen displays.
On Screen Display
• Default setting: On
This sets whether operation displays are shown on-screen (Play, Resume, Scan
and so on).
Angle Indicator
• Default setting: On
If you prefer not to see the camera icon onscreen during multi-angle scenes on
DVD discs, change this setting to Off.
Background
• Default setting: Pioneer Logo
Note : This logo is present because the Eidos 18 DVD player uses a Pioneer
reading mechanism and software controller.
This specifies what is displayed on-screen when the player is stopped.
Screen Saver
• Default setting: On
If a constant image is displayed on a conventional CRT-type TV, it can ‘burn in’
leaving a ghost image on the screen. Switch to On to make sure that a constant
image is not displayed for a dangerously long time.
Options
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Parental Lock
• Default level: Off
• Default password: none
• Default country code: us (2119)
Some DVD Video discs feature a Parental Lock level. If your player is set to a
lower level than the disc, the disc won’t play. This gives you some control about
what your children watch on your DVD player.
Some discs also support the country code feature. The player does not play
certain scenes on these discs, depending on the country code you set.
Before you can set the Parental Lock level or the country code you must register
a password. As the password owner, you can change the Parental Lock level or
country code whenever you like. You can also change the password.
Notes : Not all discs that you may consider inappropriate for your children use
the Parental Lock feature. These discs will always play without requiring the
password first.
- If you forget your password, you’ll need to reset the player to it’s factory settings
then register a new password.
Registering a new password
You must register a password before you can change the Parental Lock level or
enter a country code.
1 - Select ‘Password’.
2 - Use the number buttons to enter a 4- digit password.
The numbers you enter show up as asterisks (*) on-screen.
3 - Press ENTER to register the password and return to the Options menu
screen.
If you forget your password, you can reset the system then register a new one.
Changing your password
To change your password, confirm your existing password then enter a new one.
1 Select ‘Password Change’.
2 - Use the number buttons to enter your existing password, then press
ENTER.
• The numbers appear as asterisks as you enter them.
3 - Enter a new password.
4 - Press ENTER to register the new password and return to the Options
menu screen.
Setting/changing the Parental Lock level
1 - Select ‘Level Change’.
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2 - Use number buttons to enter your password, then press ENTER.
3 - Select a new level.
Press (cursor left) repeatedly to lock more levels (more discs will require the
password); press (cursor right) to unlock levels. You can’t lock level 1.
4 - Press ENTER to set the new level and return to the Options menu
screen.
Setting/changing the country code
1 - Select ‘Country Code’.
2 - Use number buttons to enter your password, then press ENTER.
3 - Select a country code.
There are two ways you can do this.
• Select by code letter: Use cursor up/down to change the country code.
• Select by code number: Press (cursor right) then use the number buttons to
enter the 4-digit country code.
4 - Press ENTER to set the new country code and return to the Options
menu screen.
Notes : Changing the country code does not take effect until the next disc is
loaded (or the current disc is reloaded).
Bonus Group
Some DVD-Audio discs have an extra ‘bonus’ group that requires a 4-digit key
number to access. See the disc packaging for details and the key number.
When you play a DVD-Audio disc that has a bonus group, the key number input
screen appears automatically. Select Bonus Group to access the same screen.
Note : If you eject the disc, switch the power off, or unplug the player, you will
need to re-enter the key number.
Auto Disc Menu
• Default setting: On
This specifies whether the menu (Top menu) is automatically displayed after
loading a disc. Set to On if you want the menu displayed automatically, or Off if
you don’t want it displayed.
Note : Some DVD discs display a menu automatically regardless of this setting.
If you press 3 while a disc is loading, this setting is ignored.
Group Playback
• Default setting: Single
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DVD-Audio discs can have up to 9 groups of tracks. When set to Single, the
selected group plays and then the disc stops, or returns to the menu screen. Use
Group Search to select the group to play.
(You cannot use the track skip or scan buttons in this mode.)
Set to All if you want to play all the groups on a disc consecutively.
Note : Even if the player is set to All but you select a group to play from the disc
menu, only that group will play. If you stop playback, all groups will play again
when you restart playback.
DVD Playback Mode
• Default setting: DVD-Audio
Some DVD-Audio discs contain DVD-Video content in addition to the DVD-Audio.
Set to DVD-Video to play a DVD-Audio disc as if it were a DVD-Video disc. Note
that in this case only the DVD-Video part of the disc will play.
SACD Playback
• Default setting: 2ch Area
SACD discs can be divided up into several different areas : stereo audio (2ch
Area), multi-channel audio (Multi-ch Area) and, for hybrid SACDs, standard CD
audio (CD Area). Select which you want to listen to.
Note : If you select an area that isn’t on the disc loaded, a different area will play.
For example, if you choose standard CD audio but the disc loaded is not a hybrid
SACD, the stereo SACD area will play.
CD Playback
• Default setting: PCM Playback
When set to PCM Playback, playback is optimized for standard audio CDs. You
can also play DTS CDs, however you may notice some noise when a DTS CD
starts playing. This is not a malfunction.
When set to DTS CD Playback, playback is optimized for DTS CDs. In this mode
you cannot play standard audio CDs through the analog outputs. Change the
setting back to PCM Playback to play standard CDs.
Speakers
Audio Output Mode
• Set in Setup Navigator (Default: 2 Channel)
If you connected this player to your amplifier using the 6 channel analog outputs
(front, surround, center and subwoofer outs), set this to 5.1 Channel; if you
connected only the stereo outs, set to 2 Channel.
Notes : Even if you set Audio Output Mode to 5.1 Channel, you’ll only get
sound from all speakers when playing a multichannel DVD-Audio disc, SACD, or
Dolby Digital or DTS encoded DVD disc.
- When set to 5.1 Channel, only the front left/right channels are output from the
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AUDIO OUT (2ch) jacks. Change to 2 Channel if you want to listen to
downmixed stereo audio (for example, because you are listening through the
TV’s built-in speakers).
- When set to 5.1 Channel there is no digital output when playing DVD-Audio.
- If you set to 2 Channel, Dolby Digital, DTS and MPEG audio is mixed down to
two channels so you still hear all the audio recorded on the disc.
- Some DVD-Audio discs don’t allow down-mixing of audio. These discs always
output multi-channel audio regardless of the setting made here.
Speaker Installation
• Set in Setup Navigator (default: L/R: Large | C: Large | LS/RS: Large| SW:
On )
You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your amplifier
using the 5.1 channel analog outputs.
This setting does not affect digital audio output.
Use the Speaker Installation screen to tell the player what kinds of speakers you
have connected.
1 - Use the cursor up/down buttons to select a speaker
Note : The L and R, and RS and LS speakers are paired; you can’t set them
differently.
2 - Press (cursor right) to modify the selected speaker.
3 - Use the cursor up/down buttons to change the current setting.
Notes : You can see the effect of your changes in the room graphic on the right
of the screen.
- Except for the subwoofer, you can set speaker size to Large or Small. If the
main speaker cone in the speaker is 12cm or more, set to Large, otherwise set
to Small (or Off if you don’t have that speaker).
- If you set the front L and R speakers to Small, the center and surround
speakers are automatically set to Small and the subwoofer to On.
- The subwoofer can only be set to On or Off.
4 - Press (cursor left) to go back to the speaker list if you want to modify
another speaker, or press ENTER to exit the Speaker Installation screen.
Notes : When listening to a DVD-Audio or DTS source, the C, LS, and RS
speakers will automatically be set to the Large size setting. However, the sound
will not be affected by the change. Listening to another source will return the
speakers to their original settings.
- For DVD-Audio only, if the C, LS, or RS speaker is set to Off, the audio is
automatically down-mixed to stereo.
Channel Level
• Default setting: Fix
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You only need to make this setting if you connected this player to your amplifier
using the 6 channel analog outputs.
This setting does not affect digital audio output.
When set to Fix, the level of each of the 6 channel analog outputs is fixed.
Choose Variable if you want to adjust the relative levels to balance the surround
sound better for your listening room.
You can set the individual channel levels between –6dB and +6dB using the test
tone output as a guide to set the correct levels.
Adjust the levels until the output level from all channels sounds the same from
your usual listening position.
Automatic: Select Auto to start the test tone output.
As the test tone plays through each speaker in turn, it is highlighted on-screen.
Use the cursor up/down buttons to adjust the channel output level of the current
speaker.
Note that the test tone is not output from the subwoofer. Press (cursor left) to exit
the test tone sequence, or ENTER to save the settings and exit the channel level
setting screen.
Manual: Use the cursor up/down buttons to select a speaker. Press (cursor right)
then use the cursor up/down buttons to set the channel output level.
To turn the test tone on/off for an individual speaker, press (cursor right). The test
tone continues playing even when you select a different speaker.
Press ENTER to save the settings and exit the channel level setting screen.
16. CLEANING
Always disconnect the power cord from the wall socket before cleaning your
DVD player.
To clean the front panel metal parts, always use a very soft cloth to avoid to
scratch the surface.
You may use a soft cloth slightly wet if you have no specific cleaner available.
17. MAINTENANCE
The Goldmund EIDOS 18 player does not require any specific maintenance.
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