OWNER’S MANUAL Wireless Sound Bar Please read this manual carefully before operating your set and retain it for future reference. MODEL SH4 (SH4, SPH5B-W) *MFL69465027* www.lg.com Getting Started Safety Information CAUTION CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK) NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. This lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated dangerous voltage within the product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the product. WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. CAUTION: The device shall not be exposed to water (dripping or splashing) and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the device. WARNING: Do not install this equipment in a confined space such as a book case or similar unit. CAUTION: Do not use high voltage products around this product. (ex. Electrical swatter) This product may malfunction due to electrical shock. CAUTION: No naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on the device. CAUTION: Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from over heating. The openings shall be never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product shall not be placed in a builtin installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is provided or the manufacturer’s instruction has been adhered to. CAUTION concerning the Power Cord Check the specification page of this owner’s manual to be certain of the power requirements for this device. Check the specification page of this owner’s manual to be certain. Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose or damaged wall outlets, extension cords, frayed power cords, or damaged or cracked wire insulation are dangerous. Any of these conditions could result in electric shock or fire. Periodically examine the cord of your appliance, and if its appearance indicates damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of the appliance, and have the cord replaced with an exact replacement part by an authorized service center. Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical abuse, such as being twisted, kinked, pinched, closed in a door, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to plugs, wall outlets, and the point where the cord exits the appliance. The Power Plug is the disconnecting device. In case of an emergency, the Power Plug must remain readily accessible NOTICE: For safety marking information including product identification and supply ratings, please refer to the main label on the bottom or the other surface of the product. 1 Getting Started RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN 3 4 Getting Started This device is equipped with a portable battery or accumulator. 1 Getting Started Safety way to remove the battery from the equipment: Remove the old battery or battery pack, follow the steps in reverse order than the assembly. To prevent contamination of the environment and bring on possible threat to human and animal health, the old battery or the battery put it in the appropriate container at designated collection points. Do not dispose of batteries or battery together with other waste. It is recommended that you use local, free reimbursement systems batteries and accumulators. The battery should not be exposed to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like. For models using an adapter Only use the AC adapter supplied with this device. Do not use a power supply from another device or another manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Symbols ~ 0 Refers to alternating current(AC). Refers to direct current(DC). Refers to class II equipment. 1 Refers to stand-by. ! Refers to “ON” (power). Refers to dangerous voltage. Table of Contents 5 Table of Contents 1 Getting Started 3Operating 3 Safety Information 6 Unique features 6Introduction 6 – Symbols used in this manual 6Accessories 7 Remote control 8 Front panel 8 Rear panel 9 About LED condition 10 Installing the sound bar 11 Mounting the main unit on a wall 23 24 25 25 27 27 2Connecting 30 30 31 31 13 13 15 15 15 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 21 22 22 22 22 22 Connecting the AC Adapter Wireless subwoofer connection Connecting to your TV – Using an OPTICAL cable – Using an HDMI cable – Enjoy rich sound broadcast of the channel with the sound bar – ARC (Audio Return Channel) function – Additional information for HDMI Optional equipment connection – HDMI connection – Optical In connection – Portable In connection – USB connection – Compatible USB devices – USB device requirement – Playable file Basic operations – USB operation Other operations – Turn off the sound temporarily – Auto LED Off 29 29 29 – Using your TV remote control – AUTO POWER On/Off – Auto function change – LG Sound Sync Using BLUETOOTH® technology – Listening to music stored on the Bluetooth devices Using BLUETOOTH App – Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App onto Your BLUETOOTH Device – Activate BLUETOOTH with “Music Flow Bluetooth” App Sound adjustment – Setting sound effect – Adjust the woofer level settings – Night mode 4Troubleshooting 32Troubleshooting 33 NOTES to use wireless 5Appendix 34 Trademarks and licenses 35Specifications 37Maintenance 37 – Handling the unit 1 2 3 4 5 6 Getting Started Unique features 1 Auto power down Getting Started This unit will turn off by itself for energy saving consumption. Accessories Please check and identify the supplied accessories. Designs and specifications of the accessories are subject to change without prior notice. Portable In Listens to music from your portable device. (MP3, Notebook, etc) Remote control (1) Batteries (2) AC adapter (1) Power cords (2) Wall brackets (2) Wall bracket install guide (1) Screws (2) Optical cable (1) LG Sound Sync Controls volume level of this unit by the remote control of your LG TV that is compatible with LG Sound Sync. Introduction Symbols used in this manual ,,Note Indicates special notes and operating features. >>Caution Indicates cautions for preventing possible damages from abuse. Getting Started Remote control 7 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • a• • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 (Power) : Switches the unit ON or OFF. / Switches to the standby mode. F : Selects the function and the input source. STANDARD : Selects STANDARD effect mode. CINEMA : Selects CINEMA effect mode. VOL o/p : Adjusts speaker volume. (Mute) : Mutes the sound. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • b• • • • • • • • • • • • • • C/V (Skip/Search) : - Skips Fast backward or Forward. - Searches for a section within a file. dM (Play/Pause) : Starts playback. / Pauses playback. NIGHT ON/OFF : - Turns on or off Night mode. - Controls this unit using TV remote. (Refer to the page 23.) Replacement of Battery WOOFER LEVEL o/p : Adjusts sound level of subwoofer. AUTO POWER ON/OFF : - Turns on or off AUTO POWER function. (Refer to the page 24.) - Turns on or off Auto LED Off function. (Refer to the page 22.) Remove the battery cover on the rear of the remote control, and insert battery with and matched correctly. 1 Getting Started ASC : Selects ASC (Adaptive Sound Control) effect mode. 8 Getting Started Front panel 1 Getting Started ARemote sensor DThe buttons are located on the rear. BStandby LED (Red) CFunction LED (White) Rear panel Ao/p: (Volume) : Adjusts volume level BDC IN : AC adapter input F (Function) : Selects the function and input source. COPTICAL IN : Optical input 1/! (Standby/On) EUSB Port DPORTABLE IN : Portable input FHDMI IN / OUT (TV ARC) : HDMI input / output Getting Started 9 About LED condition LED Description OPTICAL LED turns on. OPTICAL function is selected. OPTICAL LED blinks twice and turns on. LG sound sync (Optical) function is selected. USB LED turns on. USB function is selected. USB LED blinks. Paused USB playback. BT (Bluetooth) LED turns on. Paired with Bluetooth device. BT (Bluetooth) LED blinks. Waiting for Bluetooth connection. LG TV LED turns on. LG Sound Sync (Wireless) function is selected. HDMI IN LED turns on. HDMI function is selected. LG TV and HDMI IN LEDs turn on. PORTABLE function is selected. USB and BT (Bluetooth) LEDs turn on. ARC function is selected ,,Note yy When you press any button, standby LED (Red) on the main unit blinks. yy When you press (Mute) button, standby LED (Red) blinks slowly. yy When this unit reaches minimum volume, standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds and blinks slowly. yy When this unit reaches maximum volume, standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds. 1 Getting Started Condition 10 Getting Started Installing the sound bar 1 You can hear the sound by connecting the unit to the other device : TV, Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. Getting Started Place the unit in front of the TV and connect it to the device you want. (Refer to pages 15 - 20.) >>Caution yy For best performance of wireless connection such as Bluetooth or wireless subwoofer, do not install the unit on Metallic furniture because wireless connection communicates through a module positioned on the bottom of the unit. yy Be careful not to make scratches on the surface of the Unit /Sub-Woofer when installing or moving them. Getting Started 11 Mounting the main unit on a wall 1. Match the TV’s BOTTOM EDGE of Wall bracket install guide with the bottom of TV and attach to the position. 1 You can mount the main unit on a wall. Getting Started >>Caution Because it is difficult to make a connection after installing this unit, you should connect the cables before installation. 2. When you mount it on a wall (concrete), use the wall plugs. You should drill some holes. A guide sheet (Wall bracket install guide) is supplied to drill. Use the sheet to check the point to drill. Preparation materials Unit Wall bracket install guide Wall brackets Screws (Not supplied) Screws (A) Wall plug 3. Remove the Wall bracket install guide. 12 Getting Started 4. Fix the brackets with screws (A) as shown in the illustration below. 6. Fix the unit with the screws firmly. 1 Getting Started ,,Note Screws (A) and Wall Plugs are not supplied for mounting the unit. We recommend the Hilti (HUD-1 6 x 30) for the mounting. 5. Put the unit on the brackets to match screw holes on the bottom of the unit. ,,Note To detach the unit, perform it in reverse order. >>Caution yy Do not install this unit upside down. It can damage the parts of this unit or be the cause of personal injury. yy Do not hang onto the installed unit and avoid any impact to the unit. yy Secure the unit firmly to the wall so that it does not fall off. If the unit falls off, it may result in an injury or damage to the product. yy When the unit is installed on a wall, please make sure that a child does not pull any of connecting cables, as it may cause it to fall. Connecting 13 Connecting the AC Adapter Wireless subwoofer connection Connect the speaker to the power supply with the supplied AC adapter. LED indicator of wireless subwoofer LED Color Status 2. Connect the AC adapter cable to DC IN adapter input. Green (Blink) Attempting to make connection. 3. Plug the AC power cord into an AC outlet. Green The connection is completed. Red The wireless subwoofer is in standby mode or the connection is failed. Red/Green (Blink alternately) Off (No display) The wireless subwoofer connection is initialized. The power cord of wireless subwoofer is disconnected. Setting up the wireless subwoofer for the first time 1. Connect the power cord to the subwoofer and plug the power cord into a power outlet. 2. Turn on the main unit : The sound bar and wireless subwoofer will be automatically connected. -- Green LED on the rear of wireless subwoofer turns on. 2 Connecting 1. Connect the supplied AC power cord to the AC adapter. 14 Connecting Manually pairing wireless subwoofer When your connection is not completed, you can check red LED or blinking green LED on the wireless subwoofer and the wireless subwoofer does not make sound. To solve the problem, follow the steps below. 2 5. Turn on the main unit. : The sound bar and wireless subwoofer will be automatically connected. -- Green LED on the rear of wireless subwoofer turns on. ,,Note Connecting 1. Adjust volume level of the main unit to minimum by pressing VOL p button repeatedly until standby LED (Red) turns on for 2 seconds and blinks slowly. yy It takes a few seconds (and may take longer) for the main unit and the subwoofer to communicate with each other and make sounds. 2. Press and hold (Mute) on the remote control for about 3 seconds. yy The closer the main unit and the subwoofer, the better sound quality. It is recommended to install the main unit and the subwoofer as close as possible and avoid the cases below. -- The standby LED (Red) on the main unit blinks quickly. 3. Press and hold Pairing on the back of the wireless subwoofer for more than 5 seconds. -- The LED of the wireless subwoofer lights up alternately in red and green. 4. Disconnect and reconnect power cord of the main unit and the wireless subwoofer. -- There is a obstacle between the main unit and the subwoofer. -- There is a device using same frequency with this wireless connection such as a medical equipment, a microwave or a wireless LAN device. Connecting 15 Connecting to your TV Please connect this unit and the TV using the optical digital cable or HDMI cable considering the capability of the TV. Using an OPTICAL cable Using an HDMI cable If you connect this unit to a TV that supports HDMI CEC and ARC (Audio Return Channel), you can enjoy the TV audio through the speakers of this unit without connecting the optical cable. Please refer to your TV user manual when you check HDMI CEC/ARC function of your TV. 1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to OPTICAL OUT jack on the TV using an OPTICAL cable. 2 Connecting HDMI cable Optical cable ,,Note 2. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing F button repeatedly. ,,Note yy Before connecting the optical cable, be sure to remove the protection plug cover if your cable has the cover. yy You can enjoy the TV audio through the speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV models, you must select the external speaker option from the TV menu. (For details, reference your TV user manual.) yy Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit : TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound output] [ [External speaker (Optical)] yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the manufacturers or models of your TV. yy HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): Using a single remote control, you have the ability to operate CEC compatible devices (TV, Sound Bar, Blue-ray player, etc.) yy You can also enjoy extra functions such as USB / Bluetooth pressing F button on the remote or unit. When you go back to live TV channel after using the extra functions (USB / Bluetooth) of this audio system, you should choose your preferred speaker on TV to enjoy the sound from this audio system again. 16 Connecting What is SIMPLINK? HDMI cable Checklist Some HDMI cables do not support the ARC function, this can result in no sound output. When connecting this unit to the TV, if there is no sound, there might be a problem with the HDMI cable. Therefore connect this unit to the TV and check whether the Type A, High speed HDMI™ Cable with Ethernet. 2 STANDARD HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET Connecting HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE WITH ETHERNET (X) Some functions of this unit are controlled by the TV’s remote control when this unit and LG TV’s with SIMPLINK are connected through HDMI connection. Controllable functions by LG TV’s remote control : Power on/off, volume up/down, mute, etc. (X) Refer to the TV owner’s manual for the details of SIMPLINK function. (O) LG TV’s with SIMPLINK function has the logo as shown above. ,,Note Enjoy rich sound broadcast of the channel with the sound bar yy Depending on the state of the unit, some SIMPLINK operation may differ from your purpose or not work. Connection through HDMI Cable yy Depending on a TV or a player which is connected with this unit, SIMPLINK operation may differ from your purpose. Your television must support the newest HDMI features (HDMI CEC1) / ARC (Audio Return Channel)) to fully enjoy the Live broadcasting channel with audio system through an HDMI cable. Unless your TV supports these HDMI features, the audio system should be connected through an OPTICAL cable. 1) HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is an HDMI feature designed to allow the user to command and control the CEC-enabled devices, that are connected through HDMI by using only one of their remote controls. ※ Trade names for CEC are SimpLink (LG) , Anynet+ (Samsung), BRAVIA Sync/ Link (Sony), EasyLink (Philips), EZ-Sync/ VIERA Link (Panasonic), etc.. Connecting 17 ARC (Audio Return Channel) function The ARC function enables an HDMI capable TV to send the audio stream to HDMI OUT of the unit. To use this function : -- Your TV must support the HDMI-CEC and ARC function and the HDMI-CEC and ARC must be set to On. -- You must use the HDMI cable (Type A, High Speed HDMI™ cable with Ethernet). -- You must connect the HDMI OUT on the unit with HDMI IN of the TV that supports ARC function using an HDMI cable. -- You can connect only one Sound bar to TV compatible with ARC. ,,Note yy ARC function is automatically selected when ARC signal comes in from TV, no matter what kind of the function you are using. yy You can enjoy the TV audio through the speakers of this unit. In the case of some TV models, you must select the external speaker option from the TV menu. (For details, reference your TV user manual.) yy Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit : TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound output] [ [External speaker (HDMI ARC)] yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the manufacturers or models of your TV. yy If you change to other function while you are using ARC function, you need to adjust ARC setting on TV setting again to use ARC function. yy When you connect an HDMI or DVI compatible device make sure of the following: -Try switching off the HDMI/DVI device and this player. Next, switch on the HDMI/DVI device and leave it for around 30 seconds, then switch on this player. -The connected device’s video input is set correctly for this unit. -The connected device is compatible with 720 x 576p (or 480p), 1280 x 720p, 1920 x 1080i or 1920 x 1080p video input. yy Not all HDCP-compatible HDMI or DVI devices will work with this player. -The picture will not be displayed properly with non-HDCP device. ,,Note yy If a connected HDMI device does not accept the audio output of the player, the HDMI device’s audio sound may be distorted or may not output. yy Changing the resolution when the connection has already been established may result in malfunctions. To solve the problem, turn off the player and then turn it on again. yy When the HDMI connection with HDCP is not verified, TV screen is changed to black screen. In this case, check the HDMI connection, or disconnect the HDMI cable. yy If there are noises or lines on the screen, please check the HDMI cable (length is generally limited to 4.5 m (15 ft). yy You cannot change the video resolution in the HDMI IN mode. Change the video resolution of the connected component. yy If the video output signal is abnormal when your personal computer is connected to HDMI IN jack, change the resolution of your personal computer to 576p (or 480p), 720p, 1080i or 1080p. 2 Connecting -- The setting method of HDMI-CEC and ARC may differ depending on the TV. For details about ARC function, refer to your TV manual. Additional information for HDMI 18 Connecting Optional equipment connection For enjoying both sound and picture You can enjoy both sound and picture from the external device you connect. HDMI connection You can enjoy the sound and picture from HDMI connection on external device. 2 HDMI cable Connecting For enjoying sound only You can enjoy the sound from the external device you connect. HDMI cable HDMI cable 1. Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to HDMI OUT jack on the external device such as Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. 2. Connect HDMI OUT jack on the back of the unit to HDMI IN jack on the TV. To the Blu-ray disc player, DVD player, etc. 1. Connect HDMI IN jack on the back of the unit to HDMI OUT jack on the audio device such as Bluray disc player, DVD player, etc. 2. Select the input source to HDMI IN by pressing F button repeatedly. 3. Select the input source to HDMI IN by pressing F button repeatedly. ,,Note yy Audio and Video signal can't pass through when this unit is turned off. yy HDMI OUT jack is for TV connection. Even though multi channel is inputted to the unit through an HDMI cable, the unit can only output 2 channel to TV. Connecting 19 Optical In connection Portable In connection Connect an optical output jack of external devices to the OPTICAL IN jack. MP3 player, etc... Portable cable To the optical output jack of external device 1. Connect the OPTICAL IN jack on the back of the unit to optical out jack of your TV (or digital device etc.) 2. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing F button repeatedly. Listening to music from your portable player 3. Listen to sound. The unit can be used to play the music from many types of portable players or external devices. ,,Note Before connecting the optical cable, be sure to remove the protection plug cover if your cable has the cover. 2 Connecting Optical cable 1. Connect the portable player to the PORTABLE IN connector of the unit by using 3.5 mm stereo cable. 2. Turn the power on by pressing 1 (Power). 3. Select the input source to PORTABLE by pressing F button repeatedly. 4. Turn on the portable player or external device and start playing it. 20 Connecting USB connection USB device requirement Connect USB memory device to the USB port on the back of the unit. yy Devices which require additional program installation connected to a computer, are not supported. yy Do not extract the USB device while in operation. yy For a large capacity USB, it may take longer than a few minutes to be searched. yy To prevent data loss, back up all data. yy This unit is not supported when the total number of files is 2000 or more. 2 Connecting yy The unit’s USB Port cannot be connected to PC. The unit can not be used as a storage device. yy The exFAT file system is not supported on this unit. (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS systems are available.) ,,Note If HDMI cable is connected on the unit, inserting a USB device may be limited depending on a USB device shape. yy Depending on some devices, it may not available to recognize the followings on this unit. -- External HDD -- Card readers -- Locked devices For more information of playing files on a USB, refer to the page 22. Removing the USB Device from the unit. 1. Choose a different function/mode. 2. Remove the USB device from the unit. Compatible USB devices yy MP3 Player : Flash type MP3 player. yy USB Flash Drive : Devices that support USB 2.0. yy The USB function of this unit does not support some USB devices. -- Hard type USB devices -- USB hub -- Using USB extension cable -- iPhone/iPod/iPad -- Android device Connecting 21 Playable file Sampling Frequency MP3 : WMA : OGG : FLAC : WAV : within 32 to 48 kHz within 32 to 48 kHz within 32 to 48 kHz within 32 to 192 kHz within 32 to 48 kHz ,,Note yy Folders and files on the USB are recognized as below. : Folder : File a D Bitrate within 80 to 320 kbps within 56 to 128 kbps within 64 to 500 kbps within 500 to 5000 kbps within 500 to 5000 kbps b yy Video files in the USB storage device can not be played. yy Depending on the performance of your USB device, playback may not work well. F G c yy Maximum files : Under 2000 yy Maximum directories : Under 200 yy A protected file by DRM (Digital rights management) cannot be played on the unit. 2 E H I A d J B yy File will be played from file $A to file $J one by one. Connecting MP3 : WMA : OGG : FLAC : WAV : C 22 Operating Basic operations Other operations USB operation Turn off the sound temporarily 1. Connect the USB device to the USB port. 2. Select the input source to USB by pressing F button repeatedly To Playback Pause 3 Do this Press dM. During playback, press dM. Operating During playback, press V on the remote control to go to the next file. Skip to the next/ Playing less than 2 seconds, press C on the remote conprevious file trol to go to the previous file. Playing after 3 seconds, press C on the remote control to go to the beginning of the file. Search for a section within a file Press and hold C/V during playback and release it at the point you want to listen to. Resume playback This unit memorizes a current song which is played before changing the function or turning off the unit. ,,Note yy The resume point may be cleared when you pull out the power cord or removing the USB device from the unit. yy When you pause the USB playback, USB LED on the main unit blinks. Press (Mute) to mute your unit. To cancel it, press (Mute) again on the remote control or change the volume level. Auto LED Off This unit automatically turns off the LED. Press and hold AUTO POWER ON on the remote control for about 2 seconds. Then Auto LED Off function is turned on. (Default : ON) OPTICAL, HDMI, LG TV, ARC : If there is no key input for about 20 seconds, function LED will turn off. To turn off this function, press and hold AUTO POWER OFF on the remote control for about 2 seconds. Function LED always turned on. ,,Note Even if turn on the Auto LED Off function, BT (Bluetooth), USB and PORTABLE LED will not turn off. Operating 23 Using your TV remote control Auto power down You can control some functions of this unit by your TV remote control even by other company’s product. Controllable functions are volume up/down and mute. This unit will turn itself off to save electric consumption if the main unit is not connected to an external device and has not been used for 20 minutes. Press and hold NIGHT ON on the remote control for about 2 seconds. This unit also turns off after six hours if the Main unit has been connected to another device using the Analog input. (Ex : Portable, etc..) To turn off this function, press and hold NIGHT OFF on the remote control for about 2 seconds. ,,Note yy Supported TV brands LG Panasonic Philips Samsung Sharp Sony Toshiba Vizio yy Depending on the remote control, this function may not work well. yy This function does not operate on LG TV's magic remote control. yy This function may not work well when some TV control functions such as CEC, SIMPLINK and LG Sound Sync set to ON. Set up the AUTO POWER ON/OFF function to off and turn off the unit. 3 Operating yy Make sure that the sound output of your TV is set to [External speaker]. How to disconnect the wireless network connection or the wireless device 24 Operating AUTO POWER On/Off This unit automatically turns on by an input source : Optical, LG TV or Bluetooth. When you turn on your TV or an external device connected to this unit, this unit recognizes the input signal and selects the suitable function. You can hear the sound from your device. If you try to connect your Bluetooth device, this unit turns on and the unit will be connected to your Bluetooth device. This function turns on or off each time you press AUTO POWER ON/OFF. 3 ,,Note yy After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER function, it will be automatically turned off if there is no signal for a certain period of time from the TV connected by LG Sound Sync (Optical/Wir eless). yy After the unit is turned on by AUTO POWER function, it will be automatically turned off if there is no signal for a certain period of time from the external device. yy If you turned off the unit directly, it cannot be turned on automatically by AUTO POWER function. However the unit can be turned on by AUTO POWER function when optical signal comes in after 5 seconds of no signal. Operating yy Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate. yy If you disconnect Bluetooth connection by this unit, some Bluetooth devices try to connect to the unit continually. Therefore it is recommended to disconnect the connection before turning off the unit. yy If you want to use AUTO POWER, SIMPLINK must be turned off. It takes for about 30 seconds to switch on or off SIMPLINK. yy When you turn on this unit for the first time, status of Auto Power function is turned on. yy To use this function, the main unit must be registered in paired devices list of Bluetooth device. yy You can set the AUTO POWER function only when this unit is turned on. Operating 25 Auto function change LG Sound Sync This unit recognizes input signals such as Optical, Bluetooth ,LG TV and Portable and then changes suitable function automatically. When optical signal comes in When you turn on the external device connected to this unit by an optical cable, this unit changes the function to optical. You can hear the sound from your device. When you try to connect a Bluetooth device When LG TV signal comes in When you turn on your LG TV connected by LG Sound Sync (Wireless connection), this unit changes the function to LG TV. You can hear the sound from your TV. When connect a Portable device When you connect your portable device using a portable cable, this unit changes the function to Portable. You can hear the music from your device. ,,Note yy To change to optical function, it needs 5 seconds of no signal. yy This unit does not change the function to optical if SIMPLINK of the connected TV, Bluray disc player, set-top box or etc. device set to on or connected CEC supported device is turned on. yy If you want to use the auto function change, SIMPLINK must be turned off. It takes for about 30 seconds to turn off SIMPLINK. Controllable function by LG TV's remote control : Volume up/down, mute Refer to the TV's instruction manual for the details of LG Sound Sync. Make one of the following connections, depending on the capabilities of your equipment. ,,Note yy You can also use the remote control of this unit while using LG Sound Sync. If you use TV's remote control again, the unit synchronizes with the TV. yy When the connection fails, make sure of the condition of the TV and power. yy Make sure of the condition of this unit and the connection in the cases below when using LG Sound Sync. -- Turn off the unit. -- Changing the function to the others. -- Disconnecting the optical cable. -- Disconnecting the wireless connection caused by interference or a distance. yy The amount of time to turn off this unit is different depending on your TV when you set AUTO POWER function to ON. yy Details of TV setting menu vary depending on the models of your TV. 3 Operating When you try to connect your Bluetooth device to this unit, Bluetooth function is selected. Play your music on the Bluetooth device. You can control some functions of this unit by your TV's remote control with LG Sound Sync. It is compatible with the LG TV that is supported LG Sound Sync. Make sure of the LG Sound Sync logo on your TV. 26 Operating With wired connection With wireless connection 1. Connect your LG TV to the unit by using an optical cable. 1. Turn on the unit by pressing 1 (Power) on the remote control. 2. Select the input source to LG TV by pressing F button repeatedly. Optical cable 3. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit : TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound output] [ [LG Sound Sync (Wireless)] ,,Note If you turned off the unit directly by pressing 1 (Power), LG Sound Sync (Wireless) will be disconnected. To use this function again, you should reconnect the TV and the unit. 3 Operating 2. Set up the sound output of TV to listen to the sound through this unit : TV setting menu [ [Sound] [ [TV Sound output] [ [LG Sound Sync (Optical)] 3. Turn on the unit by pressing 1 (Power) on the remote control. 4. Select the input source to OPTICAL by pressing F button repeatedly. Operating 27 Using BLUETOOTH® technology About BLUETOOTH Bluetooth is wireless communication technology for short range connection. The sound may be interrupted when the connection has interference from other electronic waves or when you connect Bluetooth in the other rooms. yy Available Devices : Mobile phone, MP3, Laptop, PDA etc. yy Version : 4.0 yy Codec : SBC BLUETOOTH Profiles In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, devices must be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with following profile. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Pairing your unit and BLUETOOTH device Before you start the pairing procedure, make sure the Bluetooth feature is turned on in to your Bluetooth device. Refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide. Once a pairing operation is performed, it does not need to be performed again. 1. Select the input source to BT (Bluetooth) by pressing F button repeatedly. BT (Bluetooth) LED blinks. 2. Operate the Bluetooth device and perform the pairing operation. When searching for this unit with the Bluetooth device, a list of the devices found may appear in the Bluetooth device display depending on the type of Bluetooth device. Your unit appears as “LG SH4 (XX)”. ,,Note yy XX means the last two digits of Bluetooth address. For example, if your unit has a Bluetooth address such as 9C:02:98:4A:F7:08, you will see “LG SH4 (08)” on your Bluetooth device. yy Depending on the Bluetooth device type, some device have a different pairing way. Enter the PIN code (0000) as needed. 3 Operating Connecting individual devices under Bluetooth wireless technology does not incur any charges. A mobile phone with Bluetooth wireless technology can be operated via the Cascade if the connection was made via Bluetooth wireless technology. Listening to music stored on the Bluetooth devices 28 Operating 3. When this unit is successfully connected with your Bluetooth device, BT (Bluetooth) LED turns on. 4. Listen to music. To play a music stored list on your Bluetooth device, refer to your Bluetooth device’s user guide. ,,Note 3 yy When using Bluetooth technology, you have to make a connection between the unit and the Bluetooth device as close as possible and keep the distance. However it may not work well in the cases below : Operating -- There is a obstacle between the unit and the Bluetooth device. -- There is a device using same frequency with Bluetooth technology such as a medical equipment, a microwave or a wireless LAN device. yy You should connect your Bluetooth device to this unit again when you restart it. ,,Note yy The sound may be interrupted when the connection has interference by the other electronic waves. yy Pairing is limited to one Bluetooth device per unit and multi-pairing is not supported. yy Depending on the type of the device, you may not be able to use the Bluetooth function. yy You can enjoy Bluetooth function using phone, MP3, Notebook, etc.. yy The more distance between the unit and the Bluetooth device, the lower the sound quality becomes. yy Bluetooth connection will be disconnected when the unit is turned off or the Bluetooth device gets far from the unit. yy When Bluetooth connection is disconnected, connect the Bluetooth device to the unit again. yy When Bluetooth device is not connected, BT (Bluetooth) LED blinks. yy When you connect a Bluetooth device (iOS device etc.) to this unit or operate the device, the volume level can be synchronized between the two devices. yy You can control a Bluetooth device using C/V (Skip) and dM (Play/Pause) buttons on the remote control. Operating 29 Using BLUETOOTH App ,,Note Only Android OS is available to use “Music Flow Bluetooth ” app with this unit. Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App through “Google Android Market (Google Play Store)” 1. Tap the “Google Android Market (Google Play Store)” icon. 2. In the search bar, type in the “Music Flow Bluetooth” and search it. About “Music Flow Bluetooth” App “Music Flow Bluetooth” app brings a suite of new features to this unit. Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App onto Your BLUETOOTH Device There are two ways to install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App onto Your Bluetooth Device. Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” App through QR code 1. Install “Music Flow Bluetooth” app through QR code. Use the scanning software to scan the QR code. 4. Tap an icon for installation. 5. Tap an icon for downloading. ,,Note yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device is connected to the Internet. 3 yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device is equipped with “Google Android Market (Google Play Store)”. Operating To enjoy more features, you are recommended to download and install free “Music Flow Bluetooth” app. 3. In the search result list, find and tap “Music Flow Bluetooth” to start downloading Bluetooth app. Activate BLUETOOTH with “Music Flow Bluetooth” App “Music Flow Bluetooth” app helps to connect your Bluetooth device to this unit. 1. Tap “Music Flow Bluetooth” app icon on the home screen to open “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, and go to the main menu. 2. Tap [Menu] and select the unit you want. 3. If you want to get more information to operate, tap [Setting] and tap [Help] menu. 2. Tap an icon for installation. 3. Tap an icon for downloading. ,,Note yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device is connected to the Internet. yy Make sure that your Bluetooth device has a scanning software application. If you don’t have one, download one from “Google Android Market (Google Play Store)”. yy Depending on the area, QR code may not work. 30 Operating ,,Note yy “Music Flow Bluetooth” app will be available in the software version as follow; -- Android O/S : Ver 4.0.3 (or later) yy If you use “Music Flow Bluetooth ” app for operation, there would be some differences between “Music Flow Bluetooth” app and the supplied remote control. Use the supplied remote control as necessary. yy Depending on the Bluetooth device, “Music Flow Bluetooth” app may not work. 3 yy After connection of “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, music may be output from your device. In this case, try connecting procedure again. Operating yy If you operate the other applications or change the settings on your Bluetooth device while using “Music Flow Bluetooth” app, “Music Flow Bluetooth ” app may operate abnormally. yy When “Music Flow Bluetooth” app operates abnormally, check your Bluetooth device and the connection of “Music Flow Bluetooth” app and then try to connect again. yy Depending on the smart phone's operating system, you have some differences for “Music Flow Bluetooth” operation. yy Even though Bluetooth connection will be disconnected, you can use “Music Flow Bluetooth” app when you change the function. yy Even though Bluetooth connection will be disconnected, you can use “Music Flow Bluetooth” app when you change the function. yy You can use the additional functions of this unit using "Music Flow Bluetooth" app. yy Additional features offered by "Music Flow Bluetooth" app may not work depending on the distance between this unit and Bluetooth device and wireless conditions. Sound adjustment Setting sound effect This system has a number of pre-set surround sound fields. You can select a desired sound mode by using each sound effect buttons. The displayed items for the equalizer may be different depending on sound sources and effects. Sound effect Description Analyzes the property of input ASC sound and provides the sound (Adaptive Sound optimized for the content in Control) real time. STANDARD You can enjoy optimized sound. CINEMA You can enjoy more immersive and cinematic surround sound. ,,Note yy In some of sound effect mode, some speakers, there’s no sound or low sound. It depends on the mode of sound and the source of audio, it is not defective. yy You may need to reset the sound effect mode, after switching the input, sometimes even after the sound file changed. Operating 31 Adjust the woofer level settings You can adjust the sound level of subwoofer as your preference. Press WOOFER LEVEL o/p button to adjust woofer level. ,,Note When the subwoofer level reaches maximum or minimum , standby LED (Red) on the main unit turns on for 2 seconds. Night mode This function is useful when you want to watch movies at low volume late at night. 3 Operating Press NIGHT ON/OFF button to turn on or off night mode. 32 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting PROBLEM CAUSE & CORRECTION yy Turn off the power of this unit and the connected external device (TV, Woofer, DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and turn it on again. The unit does not work properly. yy Disconnect the power cord of this unit and the connected external device (TV, Woofer, DVD-player, Amplifier, etc.) and then try connecting again. yy Previous setting may not be saved when device power is shut off. No Power yy The power cord is unplugged. Plug in the power cord. yy Check the condition by operating other electronic devices. yy Incorrect input source is selected. Check the input source and select the correct input source. No sound 4 yy The mute function is activated. Press (Mute) or adjust the volume level to cancel the mute function. Troubleshooting yy When you are using connection with a external device (set top box, Bluetooth device etc.), adjust volume level of the device. No woofer sound yy The power cord of the subwoofer is not connected. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet securely. yy Pairing between the unit and the subwoofer gets disconnected. Connect the unit and the subwoofer. (Refer to the page 13.) yy The remote control is too far from the unit. Operate the remote control within about 7 m The remote control does not work properly. The AUTO POWER function does not work. LG Sound Sync does not work. yy There is an obstacle in the path of the remote control and the unit. Remove the obstacle. yy The batteries in the remote control is exhausted. Replace the batteries with new one. yy Check connection of the external device such as TV, DVD/Blu-Ray player or Bluetooth device. yy Check the state of SIMPLINK and turn off SIMPLINK. yy Depending on the connected device, this function may not operate. yy Check whether your LG TV supports LG Sound Sync. yy Check connection of LG Sound Sync (Optical or wireless). yy Check sound setting of your TV and this unit. Troubleshooting 33 PROBLEM CAUSE & CORRECTION Check the details below and adjust the unit according to them. yy With the sound bar connected with TV, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT setting on TV Setup Menu from [PCM] to [AUTO] or [BITSTREAM]. When you feel the output sound of the unit is low. yy With the sound bar connected with Player, change the AUDIO DIGITAL OUT setting on Player Setup Menu from [PCM] to [PRIMARY PASS-THROUGH] or [BITSTREAM]. yy Change Audio DRC setting on Player setup menu to [OFF] state. yy Make sure Night Mode is not On. Turn [OFF] Night Mode. NOTES to use wireless PROBLEM yy Wireless may not operate normally in weak signal area. yy Please install the device close enough to wireless subwoofer. yy Do not install the device on metal furniture for optimum performance. yy When any part of your body makes contact with the transceiver of the Bluetooth device or sound bar. yy When there is an obstacle or wall or the device is installed in a secluded spot. Bluetooth device may yy When there is a device (a wireless LAN, a medical equipment or a microwave) using same frequency, make the distance between the products as far away as possible malfunction or make each other. noise in the following cases. yy When connecting the device to a Bluetooth device, make the distance between the products as close as possible. yy When the device gets too far from the Bluetooth device, the connection is disconnected and also malfunction may occur. 4 Troubleshooting This device may have wireless interference. CAUSE & CORRECTION 34 Appendix Trademarks and licenses All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by LG Electronics is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. The terms HDMI and HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries. 5 Appendix For DTS patents, see http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited. DTS, the Symbol, & DTS and the Symbol together are registered trademarks, and DTS Digital Surround is a trademark of DTS, Inc. © DTS, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Appendix 35 Specifications General Refer to the main label. Power consumption Networked standby : 0.5 W (If all network ports are activated.) AC adapter Dimensions (W x H x D) yy yy yy yy Model : DA-38A25 Manufacturer : Asian Power Devices Inc. Input : 100 - 240 V ~ 50 - 60 Hz 1.2 A Output : 25 V 0 1.52 A Approx. 890 mm X 53 mm X 85 mm , Without foot Net Weight Approx. 2.34 kg Operating temperature 5 °C to 35 °C Operating humidity 5 % to 90 % Bus Power Supply 5 V 0 500 mA Available Digital Input Audio Sampling Frequency 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz Available Digital Input Audio format Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround, PCM Input/Output 3 V (p-p), Optical jack x 1 PORTABLE IN (Portable in) 0.5 Vrms (3.5 mm stereo jack) x 1 HDMI IN 19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1 HDMI OUT 19 Pin (Type A, HDMI™ connector) x 1 Amplifier (RMS Output) Total 300 W Front 60 W x 2 (4 Ω at 1 khz, THD 10%) Subwoofer 180 W (3 Ω at 80 Hz, THD 10%) 5 Appendix OPTICAL IN (Digital audio in) 36 Appendix Wireless subwoofer Power requirements Refer to the main label on the wireless subwoofer. Power consumption Refer to the main label on the wireless subwoofer. Type 1 Way 1 Speaker Impedance 3Ω Rated Input Power 180 W Max. Input Power 360 W Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 171 mm x 320 mm x 252mm Net Weight Approx. 4.2 kg yy Designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice. 5 Appendix Appendix 37 Maintenance Handling the unit When shipping the unit Please save the original shipping carton and packing materials. If you need to ship the unit, for maximum protection, re-pack the unit as it was originally packed at the factory. Keeping the exterior surfaces clean yy Do not use volatile liquids such as insecticide spray near the unit. yy Wiping with strong pressure may damage the surface. yy Do not leave rubber or plastic products in contact with the unit for a long period of time. Cleaning the unit 5 Appendix To clean the player, use a soft, dry cloth. If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution. Do not use strong solvents such as alcohol, benzine, or thinner, as these might damage the surface of the unit.