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DVD/VIDEO CD/CD PLAYER
Operating Instructions
Model No.
DVD-RV60
º Region number supported by
this player
Region numbers are allocated to DVD players
and software according to where they are sold.
³The region number of this player is “2”.
³The player will play DVDs marked with labels
containing “2” or “ALL”.
Example:
2
ALL
1
2
4
etc.
Only for the United Kingdom
Note
“EB” on the packaging indicates the United
Kingdom.
Before connecting, operating or adjusting this product, please read these instructions completely.
Please keep this manual for future reference.
EG EB
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Dear Customer
Table of contents
Thank you for purchasing this product.
For optimum performance and safety, please read these instructions
carefully.
Accessories
Getting Started
Please check and identify the supplied accessories.
Use numbers indicated in parentheses when asking
for replacement parts.
¸ Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
(VEQ2380)
¸ Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
for remote control
¸ AC mains lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
(For the United Kingdom)
(For Continental Europe)
Getting Started
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAFETY INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Caution for AC Mains Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SCART and S video terminal information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disc information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remote control preparations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control reference guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connection to a television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
02
03
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Basic Operations
Basic play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Stopping play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other methods of play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Still picture (Pause) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Skipping chapters or tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frame advance (Frame reverse) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Slow-motion play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rapid advance (Rapid reverse) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling playback control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using menus to play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12
13
14
14
14
14
15
15
16
16
Advanced Operations
(VJA0940)
(VJA0664-1)
¸ Audio/video cable . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
(VJA1062 or VJA0788-D)
Note
³The included AC mains lead is for use with this unit only. Do not use
it with other equipment.
Advanced operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing soundtrack language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing subtitle language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing from another angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing picture quality for movie viewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Raising dialogue volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repeat play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Repeating sections between two specific
points (A-B repeat) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting headphones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Random play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Program play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reproducing an Advanced Virtual Surround
Sound (V.S.S.) effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using GUI screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Common procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detailed descriptions of each icon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing initial settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Common procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1 Disc Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2 Ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3 Menu Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4 On-Screen Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5 FL Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9 Other Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How different kinds of software appear on your
television . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17
17
18
18
19
19
20
21
21
21
22
23
24
24
25
27
27
28
29
30
30
30
31
32
Home Theater
Home theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an amplifier with 5.1-channel audio input
terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting an amplifier with a built-in decoder . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting audio equipment with 2-channel audio input
terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting audio equipment with digital audio input
terminals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting digital output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speaker Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33
34
35
36
36
37
39
For Your Reference
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Troubleshooting Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Disc handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back cover
Note
This player can be used only where the power supply is AC 220–
240 V, 50 Hz. It cannot be used elsewhere.
CAUTION:
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD PLAYER IS A CLASS 1 LASER
PRODUCT. HOWEVER, THIS DVD/VIDEO CD/CD
PLAYER USES A VISIBLE LASER BEAM WHICH
COULD CAUSE HAZARDOUS RADIATION EXPOSURE IF DIRECTED. BE SURE TO OPERATE THE
DVD/VIDEO CD/CD PLAYER CORRECTLY AS INSTRUCTED.
WHEN THIS DVD/VIDEO CD/CD PLAYER IS PLUGGED
TO THE WALL OUTLET, DO NOT PLACE YOUR EYES
CLOSE TO THE OPENING OF THE DISC TRAY AND
OTHER OPENINGS TO LOOK INTO THE INSIDE OF
THIS PLAYER.
USE OF CONTROLS OR ADJUSTMENTS OR PERFORMANCE OF PROCEDURES OTHER THAN THOSE
SPECIFIED HEREIN MAY RESULT IN HAZARDOUS
RADIATION EXPOSURE.
DO NOT OPEN COVERS AND DO NOT REPAIR YOURSELF. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS
Placement
Set the unit up on an even surface away from direct sunlight, high
temperatures, high humidity, and excessive vibration. These conditions can damage the cabinet and other components, thereby shortening the unit’s service life.
Place it at least 15 cm away from wall surfaces to avoid distortion
and unwanted acoustical effects.
Do not place heavy items on the unit.
Voltage
Do not use high voltage power sources. This can overload the unit
and cause a fire.
Do not use a DC power source. Check the source carefully when
setting the unit up on a ship or other place where DC is used.
Getting Started
SAFETY INFORMATION
AC mains lead protection
Ensure the AC mains lead is connected correctly and not damaged. Poor connection and lead damage can cause fire or electric
shock. Do not pull, bend, or place heavy items on the lead.
Grasp the plug firmly when unplugging the lead. Pulling the AC
mains lead can cause electric shock.
Do not handle the plug with wet hands. This can cause electric
shock.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PLAYER TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, AND
ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY.
THIS PLAYER IS INTENDED FOR CONTINUOUS OPERATION!
CAUTION -LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN.
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM.
ATTENTION-RAYONNEMENT LASER EN CAS D'OUVERTURE.
NE PAS REGARDER DANS LE FAISCEAU.
VORSICHT -LASERSTRAHLUNG, WENN ABDECKUNG GEÖFFNET.
NICHT IN DEN STRAHL BLICKEN.
ADVARSEL -LASERSTRÅLING VED ÅBNING.
SE IKKE IND I STRÅLEN.
ADVARSEL -LASERSTRÅLING NÅR DEKSEL ÅPNES.
STIRR IKKE INN I STRÅLEN.
VARNING -LASERSTRÅLNING NÄR DENNA DEL ÄR ÖPPNAD.
STIRRA EJ IN I STRÅLEN.
VARO! -AVATTAESSA OLET ALTTIINA LASERSÄTEILYLLE.
ÄLÄ TUIJOTA SÄTEESEEN.
Foreign matter
Do not let metal objects fall inside the unit. This can cause electric
shock or malfunction.
Do not let liquids get into the unit. This can cause electric shock or
malfunction. If this occurs, immediately disconnect the unit from the
power supply and contact your dealer.
Do not spray insecticides onto or into the unit. They contain flammable gases which can ignite if sprayed into the unit.
Service
Do not attempt to repair this unit by yourself. If sound is interrupted,
indicators fail to light, smoke appears, or any other problem that is not
covered in these instructions occurs, disconnect the AC mains lead
and contact your dealer or an authorized service center. Electric
shock or damage to the unit can occur if the unit is repaired,
disassembled or reconstructed by unqualified persons.
Extend operating life by disconnecting the unit from the power
source if it is not to be used for a long time.
(Inside of player)
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
(Back of player)
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Getting Started
Caution for AC Mains Lead
(Only for the United Kingdom)
For your safety please read the following text carefully
This appliance is supplied with a moulded three pin mains plug for
your safety and convenience.
A 5 amp fuse is fitted in this plug.
Should the fuse need to be replaced please ensure that the
replacement fuse has a rating of 5 amps and that it is approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS 1362.
Check for the ASTA mark ì or the BSI markí on the body of the
fuse.
If the plug contains a removable fuse cover you must ensure that it is
refitted when the fuse is replaced.
If you lose the fuse cover the plug must not be used until a
replacement cover is obtained.
A replacement fuse cover can be purchased from your local
Panasonic Dealer.
IF THE FITTED MOULDED PLUG IS UNSUITABLE FOR THE
SOCKET OUTLET IN YOUR HOME THEN THE FUSE SHOULD BE
REMOVED AND THE PLUG CUT OFF AND DISPOSED OF
SAFELY.
THERE IS A DANGER OF SEVERE ELECTRICAL SHOCK IF THE
CUT OFF PLUG IS INSERTED INTO ANY 13 AMP SOCKET.
If a new plug is to be fitted please observe the wiring code as shown
below.
If in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician.
IMPORTANT
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Blue: Neutral
Brown: Live
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in
your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Under no circumstances should either of these wires be connected to
the earth terminal of the three pin plug, marked with the letter E or
Earth Symbol î.
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How to replace the Fuse
³There are two types of the AC Mains Lead: A or B supplied with
the player as shown below.
1
Open the fuse compartment with a screwdriver.
2
Replace the fuse and fuse cover.
TYPE A
1
2
TYPE B
1
2
SCART and S video terminal information
21-pin SCART terminal
Pin NO
AV1 (Video)/
AV2 (Playback)
AV1 (S video)
AV1 (RGB, Standby)/
AV2 (Standby)
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
AV1
AC IN
S VIDEO OUT
AV2
R
1
Audio Output (R)
Audio Output (R)
Audio Output (R)
2
Audio Input (R)
Audio Input (R)
Audio Input (R)
3
Audio Output (L)
Audio Output (L)
Audio Output (L)
4
Audio GND
Audio GND
Audio GND
5
No Connection
No Connection
Blue GND
6
Audio Input (L)
Audio Input (L)
Audio Input (L)
7
No Connection
No Connection
Blue
8
Switching Voltage
Switching Voltage
Switching Voltage
9
No Connection
No Connection
Green GND
10
Through AV1 to AV2
Through AV1 to AV2
Through AV1 to AV2
11
No Connection
No Connection
Green
12
No Connection
No Connection
No Connection
13
No Connection
S video (C) Output GND
Red GND
14
Blanking GND
Blanking GND
Blanking GND
15
No Connection
S video (C) Output
Red
16
Blanking
Blanking
Blanking
17
Video Output GND
S video (Y) Output GND
Video Output GND
18
Video Input GND
Video Input GND
Video Input GND
19
Video Output
S video (Y) Output
Video Output
20
Video Input
Video Input
Video Input
21
GND
GND
GND
20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
21 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1
Getting Started
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
³You can select “Video”, “S-Video” or “RGB” at the “6 AV1 Output” of the initial settings “9 Other Settings”. (á page 31.)
³RGB stands for: Red, Green and Blue colour signals. These are output as separate signals.
S video 4-pin terminal
Chrominance in
Luminance in
Chrominance earth
Luminance earth
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Disc information
Getting Started
Discs supported by this player
DVD-Video
8 cm disc/
12 cm disc
Video CD
8 cm disc/
12 cm disc
Audio CD
8 cm disc/
12 cm disc
Discs not supported by this
player
³Do not try to play Photo CD or CD-R.
(Data on the disc may be damaged.)
³DVD with region number other than “2” or “ALL”
³CD-G
³Divx Video Disc
³DVD-ROM
³CD-RW
³DVD-Audio
³DVD-R
³DVD-RAM
³DVDiRW
³DVD-RW
³SVCD
³CD-ROM
³CVD
³SACD
³VSD
³CDV
etc.
For the purpose of these operating instructions, “DVD” stands for DVD-Video and “CD” stands for Audio CD.
º Region number supported by this player
Region numbers are allocated to DVD players and software according to where they are sold.
³The region number of this player is “2”.
³The player will play DVDs marked with labels containing “2” or
“ALL”.
Example:
2
ALL
1
2
4
º Compatible with PAL DVD/Video CD and NTSC
DVD/Video CD
This player can play discs recorded in either PAL or NTSC format.
However, the player must be connected to a Multi-system television
or PAL television which is capable of receiving PAL 525/60 system to
play both PAL DVD/Video CD and NTSC DVD/Video CD.
The use of a Multi-system television is recommended.
º Type of disc for the type of television
etc.
º Playing DVDs and Video CDs
The producer of the material can control how these discs are played.
This means that you may not be able to control play of a disc with
some operations described in these operating instructions. Read the
disc’s instructions carefully.
Example: ³“/” appears when you press the skip buttons to move
to the next section.
³Resume, repeat play, and markers may not work during
play of interactive DVDs and menu play of Video CDs
with playback control.
³After showing the Karaoke menu, tracks are played
successively without returning to the menu (Video CD
with playback control).
º “Copy Protection”
Some DVD discs contain a “Copy Protection” signal which can affect
the video signal if the output of the player is fed through a VCR to the
TV. The picture may become unstable or the picture contrast may
change drastically. It is therefore very important to connect this DVD/
VIDEO CD/CD player according to the diagram in these Operating
Instructions.
º Marks used in these operating instructions
[DVD]: indicates features applicable to DVD only.
[VCD]: Video CD only.
[CD]: CD only.
DVD and Video CDs are recorded using either PAL or NTSC. Refer
to this table to select discs suitable for your television.
4 Clear images are shown on the
screen.
k No clear images shown on the
screen.
TV type
Multi-system TV
Disc
TV Monitor
PAL
4
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
Example:
4¤1
PAL
k
NTSC
k
PAL
4
NTSC
4¤2
¤1 If you select “2 NTSC” in “7 NTSC Disc Output” in “9 Other
Settings”, the picture may be clearer (ápage 31).
¤2 In “9 Other settings” – “7 NTSC Disc Output”, select “1 PAL 60”
(ápage 31).
Note
³The bottom part of the picture may be cut off if the Video CD played
does not comply with standards.
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Remote control preparations
³Title/Chapter [DVD]
DVDs are divided up into large sections, titles, and smaller sections,
chapters. The numbers allocated to these sections are called title
numbers and chapter numbers.
Example:
Title 1
Battery installation
Use of batteries
Title 2
R6/LR6,
AA, UM-3
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Chapter 2
³Track [VCD] [CD]
Video CDs and CDs are divided up into sections called tracks, and
the numbers allocated to these sections are called track numbers.
Example:
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
³Playback control [VCD]
If a Video CD has “playback control” written on its disc or jacket, it
means that particular scenes or information can be selected for
viewing interactively with the TV monitor using the menu screen.
This player can play Video CDs with playback control.
Using menus to control play of a Video CD is called “menu play” in
these operating instructions.
Display during menu play of a Video CD with playback control
³Align the poles (i and j) properly when inserting the batteries.
³Do not mix old and new batteries or different types of batteries.
³Do not recharge ordinary dry cell batteries.
³Do not heat or disassemble the batteries. Do not allow them to contact flame or water.
³Remove the batteries if the unit is not to be used for a long time.
³Do not keep together with metallic objects such as necklaces.
³Do not use rechargeable type batteries.
³Do not use batteries if the covering has been peeled off.
Getting Started
º Terms used in these operating instructions
Mishandling of batteries can cause electrolyte leakage which can
damage items the fluid contacts and may cause a fire.
If electrolyte leaks from the batteries, consult your dealer.
Wash thoroughly with water if electrolyte comes in contact with any
part of your body.
Correct method of use
Operation notes
³Interactive DVD [DVD]
An interactive DVD is DVD software which includes multiple angles,
multiple plot endings, etc. The elapsed play time of some of these
DVDs is not shown.
Remote control signal sensor
Display during play of an interactive DVD
DVD
30°
30°
About 7 meters
in front of the
signal sensor
Transmission
window
³Do not place obstacles between the remote control signal sensor
and remote control unit.
³Do not expose the remote control signal sensor to direct sunlight or
to the bright light of a fluorescent light.
³Take care to keep the remote control signal sensor and end of the
remote control unit free from dust.
³If this system is installed in a rack with glass doors, the glass doors’
thickness or colour might make it necessary to use the remote control a shorter distance from the system.
To prevent damage
³Never place heavy items on top of the unit.
³Do not disassemble or reconstruct the unit.
³Do not spill water or other liquids into the unit.
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Control reference guide
1
2
3 4
56
∫
;
1
<
V.S.S.
CINEMA
PHONES
Í/I
6
Í
MIN
Getting Started
78
?@AB
DVD
9
C
: ;<
D
ANGLE
PROG.
EF G
:
6
9
MAX
=
>
96kHz 24bit
H
IJ
Buttons such as 1 function in exactly the same way as
the buttons on the player.
Player
Page
1
1 Standby/on switch (ê/I) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Press to switch the unit from on to standby mode or vice versa.
In standby mode, the unit is still consuming a small amount of
power.
2 Disc tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3 Disc tray open/close button (<) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4 Stop button (º) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
5 Pause button (;) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
6 Play button (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
7 Headphone jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
8 Headphone volume control (PHONES) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
9 FL display
: STANDBY indicator (ê)
When the unit is connected to the AC mains supply, this indicator
lights up in standby mode and goes out when the unit is turned on.
; Virtual Surround Sound button/indicator (V.S.S.) . . . . . . . 23
< Cinema button/indicator (CINEMA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
= Skip buttons (:, 9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
> Shuttle dial (6, 5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
?
Rotates during play.
Rotates fast clockwise or counterclockwise during
rapid advance (reverse).
Rotates slowly clockwise or counterclockwise
during slow-motion play. [DVD] [VCD]
H
4
5
=
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
;
R
Illuminates in the stop mode.
@ Illuminates during playback.
Flashes when the RESUME function is ON.
A Illuminates during repeat play.
B Illuminates in the still picture (pause) mode.
C Elapsed playing time from the start of the title/track during
play
D Audio channel information recorded in the disc being
played back (e.g. 2ch or 5.1ch)
Center
Surround (left)
Surround (right)
Subwoofer
Front (left)
Front (right)
E A DVD is loaded.
F It is possible to change the angle. [DVD]
G Illuminates during program play. [VCD] [CD]
H Title/chapter number [DVD]
Track number [VCD] [CD]
I Linear PCM of 96 kHz sampling is being played.
J Linear PCM of 24 bit is being played.
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OPEN/CLOSE
<
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
5
MENU
ENTER
DISPLAY
3
6
S
T
U
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
V
W
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
X
SETUP CANCEL
Y
Remote control
Page
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Top menu button (TOP MENU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Cursor buttons (3,4,2,1)/Enter button (ENTER) . . . . . . 12
Display button (DISPLAY) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Subtitle button (SUBTITLE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Play mode button (PLAY MODE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Repeat mode button (REPEAT MODE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
A-B repeat button (A-B REPEAT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Setup button (SETUP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Slow/Search buttons (6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH) . . . . . . . 15
Menu button (MENU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Return button (RETURN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Audio button (AUDIO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Angle button (ANGLE) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Numeric buttons (1–9, 0, S10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
³To select a 2-digit number
Example: To select track 23
Press [S10], then [2] and [3].
Y Cancel button (CANCEL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Connection to a television
Note
³Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
³TV volume may be lower when playing DVDs than during television broadcasts. Turn the volume up while playing DVDs and reduce it to the
previous level before switching the source back to television to avoid sudden changes in volume.
³When you have finished connection, select the appropriate screen type at the initial setting “6 TV Aspect” according to your television (4:3/16:9)
(á page 11). No changes are needed if you connect the player to a conventional television (4:3).
Conserving power
³The unit consumes approximately 4.0 W even when it is turned off with [ê/I]. To save power when the unit is not to be used for a long time, unplug
it from the mains socket.
Connect Your Player Directly To Your
Television.
Getting Started
³Ensure that this player and other equipment to be connected are switched to the standby mode or off and disconnect the AC mains lead before
commencing connection.
³Do not block ventilation holes of any of the equipment and arrange them so that air can circulate freely.
³Read through the instructions before connecting other equipment.
³Ensure that you observe the colour coding when connecting audio and video cables.
³See page 33 for information about how to upgrade your system with other audio/visual equipment.
Do not place the
player on amplifiers or
other equipment
which may become
hot.
If the player is connected to the television through a video cassette recorder, the picture may not be played back correctly due
to the copy guard. So we strongly recommend you do not connect the player to your video cassette recorder when setting up
your home entertainment system.
³Connect to the television section if you connect the player to a
combined television-video player.
The heat can damage the player.
Connecting to a television with video input terminal or S video input terminal
AUDIO
IN
VIDEO
IN
To household mains
socket
(AC 220–240 V, 50 Hz)
S VIDEO
IN
L
AC mains lead
(supplied)
R
Television
OR
Audio/video cable (supplied)
(See the note at the bottom of
this page.)
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
(The United Kingdom only)
BE SURE TO READ THE
CAUTION FOR THE AC
MAINS LEAD ON PAGE 4
BEFORE CONNECTION.
S video cable
S video output terminal
The S (separate) video output terminal
achieves a clearer picture than the video
output terminal by separating the colour
(C) and luminance (Y) signals before
transmitting them to the television.
(Actual results depend on the television.)
AV1
AC IN
S VIDEO OUT
AV2
R
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
Back of the player
Note
³If your television is monaural, use a stereo-monaural audio cable instead of the supplied audio/video cable. The video part of the cable (yellow)
can still be used if required.
Audio cable
To player audio output terminal (white, “L”)
To TV audio input terminal
To player audio output terminal (red, “R”)
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Connection to a television
Connecting to a television and a video cassette recorder with 21-pin SCART
terminal
SCART terminal
Getting Started
VCR
Television
(RGB where available. á “6 AV1 Output” in “9 Other Settings”, page 31.)
21-pin SCART cable
Direction of
signal flow
Back of the player
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
AV1
S VIDEO OUT
AV2
R
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
FOR AUDIO/VIDEO USE ONLY
(DVD)
Note
Audio and video out through RCA terminals
(AUDIO OUT jacks in red and white/VIDEO
OUT jack in yellow) are only from DVD playback, not from other sources connected to
the SCART terminals.
21-pin SCART cable
Video cassette recorder
AV1
21-pin SCART terminals
AV2
To 21-pin SCART
terminal of television
21-pin SCART cables
Satellite receiver
or
Decoder
21-pin SCART terminals
Note
³Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
³To view pictures from the video casette recorder, set the player to the standby mode.
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TV
VCR
Connection to a television
º Before enjoying DVD/Video CD/CD
H
OPEN/CLOSE
<
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
Selecting TV screen type
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
Select the TV aspect, conventional size screen (4:3) or wide-screen
(16:9), and the TV type according to your television.
5
MENU
3·4
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
A-B REPEAT
1
2
V.S.S.
7
2
8
9
0
S10
Preparation
³Ensure connections to your television and audio equipment are
correct.
³Turn on your television and other equipment.
³Select the Audio/Video (AV) position, e.g. AV1, AV2, which has
been connected to the player.
SETUP CANCEL
Getting Started
1
The menu language for this player has been set to English, but you
can change the language to French (example) (á “3 Menu Language”, page 30). English has been used in the examples shown.
Press [ê] to switch on the power.
Press [SETUP] in the stop mode.
The initial settings screen is displayed.
1
3
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select “6 TV Aspect” and press
[ENTER].
4
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to
select the TV aspect and press
[ENTER].
1 4:3 (Factory preset)
Select when a conventional television is connected.
2 16:9
Select when a wide-screen television is connected.
H
Setting TV type
2
SETUP
1 Disc Languages
2 Ratings
Level 8
3 Menu Language
English
4 On-Screen Messages
5 FL Display
Bright
6 TV Aspect
4:3
7 Digital Audio Output
8 Speaker Setting
2-channel
9 Other Settings
Press RETURN to exit
3
Select your TV aspect
ENTER
1
4:3
2
16 : 9
Press RETURN to exit
After step 4 above, the following TV types can be selected.
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the TV type and press
[ENTER].
1 Standard (Direct View TV) (Factory preset)
Select when a standard television, wide-screen television,
wide-screen plasma television, etc. is connected.
2 CRT Projector
Select when a CRT Projector is connected.
3 LCD Projector
Select when a LCD Projector is connected.
4 Projection TV
Select when a Projection TV is connected.
Setting is finished and the initial settings screen in step 2 is displayed.
To cancel during setup operation
Press [RETURN]. (The previous screen is displayed.)
To clear the initial settings screen
Press [SETUP] or [RETURN].
4
ENTER
For your reference
³For further details on the images which appear on the TV screen,
see page 32.
³The optimum settings for your television may differ from those
shown above.
³You can also use the GUI screen to adjust picture quality (á “e
Digital picture mode”, page 26).
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Basic play
1
3
2
4
∫
;
1
<
V.S.S.
CINEMA
PHONES
Í/I
6
Í
MIN
:
6
9
MAX
:, 9
H
1
OPEN/CLOSE
<
PAUSE
STOP
∫
;
SKIP
:, 9SKIP
PLAY
:
1
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
5
MENU
MENU
TOP MENU
Cursor
buttons/
ENTER
Basic Operations
2
4
RETURN
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
Press [ê/I] to switch on the power.
4
Press [1].
1
2
3
4
5
6
A-B REPEAT
Numeric
buttons
A
»
V.S.S.
7
8
9
0
S10
Press [<] to open the disc tray.
Place the disc on the disc tray.
³Insert inside the guides.
³Do not load more than one disc.
The disc tray is automatically closed and play begins.
When a menu screen appears on the
TV monitor
SETUP CANCEL
1
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2, 1]
and press [ENTER], or press the numeric
buttons, to select the item.
Í/I
Play of the selected item now begins.
³The cursor buttons are not effective for selecting items for Video
CDs.
Open
º Other buttons used to operate menus
Read the disc’s instructions for further details about operation.
<
3
Label must face upward.
(With double-sided discs, load
so the label for the side you
want to play is facing up.)
12 cm disc
8 cm disc
4
Close
1
A
ENTER
12
1
2
3
ENTER
2
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Preparations
³Ensure connections to your television and audio equipment are
correct.
³Turn on your television and other equipment.
³Select the Audio/Video (AV) position, e.g., AV1, AV2, which has
been connected to the player.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
Reading
[9], [9 SKIP]: Shows the next menu.
[:], [: SKIP]: Shows the previous menu.
[RETURN]: Shows the menu screen.
[TOP MENU]: Shows the first menu screen. [DVD]
[MENU]: Shows the menu screen. [DVD]
Note
³“NO PLAY” is displayed on the FL display if you load the following
kinds of discs and they cannot be played:
³DVD for which playback is prohibited by the initial settings
“2 Ratings” (á page 29).
³DVD with a region number other than “2” or “ALL” (á page 6).
³If the disc is put in upside down (and it is a single sided disc).
³When “$” appears on the TV monitor when a button is pressed, the
operation is prohibited by the player or disc.
³When [1] is pressed immediately after a DVD disc is loaded into
the tray, playback will take a little longer to start than when [1] is
pressed from the stop mode.
It usually takes a little while before picture and sound appear on the
television after [1] is pressed, this is not a malfunction of the player.
³When NTSC DVD/Video CD is played, the picture may roll up or
down on some televisions; adjust this using the vertical hold control
on the television. Televisions not equipped with a vertical hold
control cannot correct this condition. The playback picture may
shrink vertically and black bars may appear both on the top and
bottom of the screen, or the picture may be in black and white. This
does not indicate a malfunction.
∫
∫
;
A
»
1
<
V.S.S.
6
Í
MIN
Stopping play
CINEMA
PHONES
Í/I
Basic play
1
:
6
9
MAX
Press [º] during play.
³The player records the point where [º] was pressed during play.
(“!” flashes on the player’s FL display.)
B
»
OPEN/CLOSE
<
PAUSE
∫ STOP
∫
PLAY
;
SKIP
:
1PLAY
1
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
To resume play from where you stopped it
(RESUME function)
Press [1] while “!” is flashing on the FL display.
Play will resume from the point where [º] was pressed.
5
MENU
To clear the RESUME function
Press [º] again or open the disc tray while “!” is flashing on the FL
display.
A
∫
Note
³The RESUME function works only with titles for which the elapsed
playing time appears on the player’s FL display during playback.
³This feature remains active if the player is switched to the standby
mode and then turned back ON.
B
1
C
»
Basic Operations
H
STOP
Chapter review function
[DVD]
C
1·2
Í/I
∫
;
1
<
V.S.S.
CINEMA
PHONES
Í/I
6
Í
MIN
:
6
9
MAX
H
H
OPEN/CLOSE
<
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
TOP MENU
9
SLOW / SEARCH
6
1·2
5
This function plays the first few seconds of each chapter from the
beginning of the title up to the point where operation was stopped.
This makes it possible to review previous chapters.
1. Press [1] while “!” is flashing on the FL display.
(The message illustrated is briefly displayed.)
2. Press [1] again while the message is displayed on the
screen.
Normal playback will commence from the point where operation was
stopped.
Note
³Cancelling the RESUME function will also clear the chapter review
function.
³The chapter review function may not work with some DVDs.
º After operation
When the player is not in use, remove the disc and press
[ê/I] to switch the player to the standby mode.
The player is automatically switched to the standby mode after
30 minutes or so have elapsed in the stop mode.
(Auto power-off function)
MENU
1
1
Press PLAY to Chapter Review
Note
³The disc continues to rotate while the menu is displayed even after
the player has finished playing a particular item. Stop the player
when you finish viewing to preserve the player’s motor and prevent
screen burn.
2
1
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Other methods of play
H
OPEN/CLOSE
<
; PAUSE
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:, 9SKIP
:
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
5
MENU
1PLAY
Features on the next few pages are accessed mainly by using the
remote control.
A
»
Still picture (Pause)
Press [; PAUSE] during play.
Cursor
buttons
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
Basic Operations
SETUP CANCEL
To return to normal play
Press [1 PLAY].
B
»
Skipping chapters or tracks
Press [:, 9 SKIP] during play or
while paused.
Play position
twice
once
once
twice
Chapter/track Chapter/track Chapter/track
[:]
A
PAUSE
For your reference
³When [:, 9 SKIP] is pressed during menu play of Video CDs
with playback control, a menu screen may sometimes be recalled.
;
B
[9]
C
»
SKIP
:
Reverse
9
Forward
Frame advance (Frame reverse)
[DVD] [VCD]
Press the cursor buttons [2, 1] while
paused.
³The disc is advanced (reversed) by one frame each time the cursor
buttons [2, 1] are pressed.
³When the cursor buttons [2, 1] are kept pressed, consecutive
frame advance (reverse) works.
C
Reverse
(DVD only)
Forward
To return to normal play
Press [1 PLAY].
For your reference
³Pressing [; PAUSE] also activates frame advance.
³Whether the pictures are advanced by a “Frame” or “Field” is
automatic, but you can change the initial settings to choose how the
picture is advanced (á “1 Still Mode” in “9 Other Settings”, page
31).
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Other methods of play
1
∫
;
A
»
1
<
V.S.S.
Í/I
6
Í
MIN
:
6
9
MAX
6, 5
H
Slow-motion play
CINEMA
PHONES
[DVD] [VCD]
Press [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH] while
paused (á page 14).
³Each press increases the speed of slow-motion.
OPEN/CLOSE
<
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
5
MENU
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
1PLAY
6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH
On the Player
Turn the shuttle dial [6, 5] while
paused (á page 14).
³The speed of slow-motion increases the more you turn the shuttle
dial.
³The picture stills again when you release the shuttle dial.
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
SETUP CANCEL
A
SLOW / SEARCH
6
5
Reverse
Forward
(DVD only)
³There are five speeds of slow-motion.
To return to normal play
Press [1 PLAY].
For your reference
³When [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH] or the shuttle dial [6, 5] on
the player is used during menu play of Video CDs with playback
control, a menu screen may sometimes be recalled.
B
»
Basic Operations
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
Rapid advance (Rapid reverse)
Press [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH] during
play.
³Each press increases the speed of the search.
On the Player
B
SLOW / SEARCH
6
Reverse
5
Forward
Turn the shuttle dial [6, 5] during
play.
³The speed of the search increases the more you turn the shuttle
dial.
³Play starts again when you release the shuttle dial.
³There are five speeds of advance (reverse).
To return to normal play
Press [1 PLAY].
For your reference
³When [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH] or the shuttle dial [6, 5] on
the player is used during menu play of Video CDs with playback
control, a menu screen may sometimes be recalled.
³For DVDs and Video CDs, audio will be heard during searching (forward direction only) at the initial search speed (To turn audio off,
á “2 Audio during Search” in “9 Other Settings”, on page 31).
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Other methods of play
H
OPEN/CLOSE
A
»
<
1
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
1
TOP MENU
SKIP
:
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
[VCD]
5
MENU
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
1
1
2
2
REPEAT MODE
2
3
4
5
6
A-B REPEAT
2
8
9
0
S10
Basic Operations
SETUP CANCEL
To return to menu play
Press [º STOP] to stop play, press [MENU], and press the numeric
buttons to select an item.
“PBC” lights on the player’s FL display.
B
»
A
1
2
B
1
By calling up menus during play, you can start play from a specific
title or chapter, or change the soundtrack and subtitle languages.
∫
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
2
Press [TOP MENU] or [MENU] during
play to display the menu.
³Press again to return to what you were watching.
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2,
1] to select an item and press
[ENTER].
The selected item is confirmed.
³Repeat if other menus are shown.
TOP MENU
MENU
DVDs can have several menus. The menu displayed when you press
[TOP MENU] may be different to the menu displayed when you press
[MENU]. [C]
For your reference
³Menu content depends on the disc. These operating instructions
describe the basic steps.
³Both buttons take you to the same menu if the disc has only one
menu.
2
ENTER
C Example: if you press the buttons while you are playing title 2
Title 1
The disc’s top
Menu
menu
Title 2
Menu
MENU
TOP MENU
16
Using menus to play
[DVD]
STOP
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Press the numeric buttons to select a
track. (áitem X on page 8 for number entry.)
Play begins.
³Refer to the jacket etc. of the disc concerned for the track
numbers.
³Press [1] to start play from the beginning of the disc.
V.S.S.
7
Press [º STOP] after the menu screen
appears (after step 4 on page 12).
“PBC” will be cleared from the player’s FL display.
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
1
Canceling playback control
Title 3
Menu
TOP MENU
Cursor
buttons/
ENTER
Advanced operations
MENU
A
»
ENTER
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
[DVD]
AUDIO
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
A-B REPEAT
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
V.S.S.
Numeric
buttons
SETUP CANCEL
Some DVDs have more than one soundtrack language recorded on
them, and you can change soundtrack language during play.
Press [AUDIO] during play to display the
current language number.
The number changes each time you press the button.
³You can also use the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric buttons
to change the language number.
AUDIO
To clear the display
Press [ENTER].
Î Digital
1 ENG 3/2.1ch
Soundtrack language
number being played back
(“–” indicates a soundtrack
is not recorded.)
Hello
Î Digital
2 FRA 3/2.1ch
For your reference
³You can only select languages or sound formats if they have been
recorded on the disc you are playing.
³If the RESUME function (á page 13) is canceled or if you stop play
of an interactive DVD, the soundtrack languages revert to the initial
settings (á page 28).
³Some discs allow changes to soundtrack languages only by using
the disc’s menus.
B
»
Bonjour
Switching vocals ON or OFF for Karaoke
discs
[DVD] [VCD]
1. Press [AUDIO] during play.
2. Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2, 1] or press [AUDIO] to
change the setting.
B
TOP MENU
MENU
ENTER
DISPLAY
1
RETURN
2·ENTER
DVD Karaoke [2, 1]
³Solo
– – –: Vocal OFF
ON: Vocal ON
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
1
2
³Duet
– – –:
1i2:
V1:
V2:
Vocal OFF
Vocal 1, 2 ON
Vocal 1 only ON
Vocal 2 only ON
³Choose “– – –” for Karaoke.
³Choose “V1” or “V2” to duet with the player.
REPEAT MODE
3
A-B REPEAT
1
Changing soundtrack language
Advanced Operations
A
Video CD ([3, 4] or [AUDIO])
LR: Vocals (Vocals seem to come from the right)
L:
No Vocals
R:
Vocals (Vocals seem to come from both left and right)
³Choose “L” for Karaoke.
AUDIO
To clear the display
Press [ENTER].
2
DVD
1 U
Vocal
ON
For your reference
³Karaoke discs may show a menu after each track. Some will have a
menu that allows you to play all the tracks.
³Some discs require different operations from those described. Read
the disc’s instructions for details.
Video CD
AUDIO
L R
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A
TOP MENU
Cursor
buttons/
ENTER
Advanced operations
MENU
A
»
ENTER
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
SUBTITLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
SETUP CANCEL
[DVD]
Some DVDs have more than one subtitle language recorded on
them, and you can change subtitle language during play.
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
Changing subtitle language
Numeric
buttons
Press [SUBTITLE] during play to display
the current language number.
The number changes each time you press the button.
³You can also use the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric buttons
to change the language number.
SUBTITLE
To clear the display
Press [ENTER].
Subtitle language number being played back
(“– –” indicates subtitles are not recorded)
Advanced Operations
ON
1 ENG
ON
2 FRA
I love you
B
Je t’aime
TOP MENU
2
1
ENTER
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
To clear/display the subtitles
1. Press [SUBTITLE].
2. Press the cursor buttons [2, 1] to select “ON” or “OFF”.
Note
³In some cases, the subtitle language is not changed to the selected
one immediately.
For your reference
³You can only select languages if they have been recorded on the
disc you are playing.
³If the RESUME function (á page 13) is canceled or if you stop play
of an interactive DVD, the subtitle languages revert to the initial
settings (á page 28).
³Some discs allow changes to subtitle languages only by using the
disc’s menus.
MENU
DISPLAY
B
»
3
A-B REPEAT
1
C
»
SUBTITLE
[DVD]
Some DVDs allow you to view the same scene from different angles.
“ANGLE” lights on the FL display to indicate that the feature is
available.
2
Press [ANGLE] during play to display the
current angle number.
C
TOP MENU
Cursor
buttons/
ENTER
The number changes each time you press the button.
³You can also use the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric buttons
to change the angle.
MENU
ENTER
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
Numeric
buttons
SETUP CANCEL
ANGLE
Angle number being played back
1
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Viewing from another angle
3
To clear the display
Press [ENTER].
For your reference
³You can only select angles if they have been recorded on the disc
you are playing.
³Some discs allow you to set angles before multi-angle scenes are
played.
³Some discs allow changes to angles only by using the disc’s
menus.
Advanced operations
A
CINEMA
∫
A
»
;
1
[DVD] [VCD]
<
V.S.S.
Í/I
CINEMA
PHONES
6
Í
MIN
:
Changing picture quality for movie
viewing
6
9
Press [CINEMA] on the player while a disc
is loaded.
MAX
The indicator on the button lights.
CINEMA
Mellows movies, enhances detail in dark scenes and reduces picture
noise.
To restore the standard picture mode
Press [CINEMA].
TOP MENU
MENU
1
DISPLAY
For your reference
You can also use the GUI screen to adjust picture quality. (á “e
Digital picture mode”, page 26)
2·3
ENTER
RETURN
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
B
»
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
[DVD]
V.S.S.
This mode makes the dialogue in movies easier to hear.
(á “c Dialogue Enhancer”, page 26)
This function is effective with Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround,
three channels or over, where the dialogue is recorded in the center
channel.
SETUP CANCEL
CANCEL
1
DISPLAY
1
OFF
N
OFF
2
OFF
OFF
Press [DISPLAY] twice during play.
The GUI screen for player information (á page 26) is
displayed.
dB
OFF
Raising dialogue volume
0
2
Press the cursor buttons [2, 1] to
select the icon.
3
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to
select the mode.
Advanced Operations
B
OFF: Normal volume
ON: Louder volume for dialogue
To clear the GUI Icons
Press [RETURN] or [CANCEL].
3
OFF
ON
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Advanced operations
TOP MENU
MENU
A
»
ENTER
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT
MODE
Press [REPEAT MODE] during play.
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
Each time this button is pressed, the TV monitor changes as illustrated and the disc will repeat a chapter or title (DVD) or a track (Video
CD/CD).
Repeat play starts when the display changes.
³DVD
a Normal play
b Repeat of chapter being played
c Repeat of title being played
d Cancel repeat mode (Normal play)
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
SETUP CANCEL
A
REPEAT MODE
Advanced Operations
a
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e Normal play
f Repeat of track being played
g Repeat of entire disc contents
h Cancel repeat mode (Normal play)
e
b
C
f
TT
c
T
g
AA
d
OFF
h
A
OFF
B
To return to normal play
Press [REPEAT MODE] until “1 OFF” is displayed.
Note
³Repeat play may not work correctly with some DVDs.
³Repeat play does not work with an interactive DVD or during menu
play of a Video CD with playback control.
³There is no mode for repeating the whole DVD.
B
»
REPEAT MODE
Repeat play
i
To enjoy program repeat play
[VCD] [CD]
j
TT
PRG
k
AA
PRG
l
A
OFF
PRG
If [REPEAT MODE] is pressed during program play (á page 22), the
display changes as illustrated.
i Program play
j Repeat of track being played
k Repeat of all programmed tracks
l Cancel repeat mode (Program play)
To return to program play
Press [REPEAT MODE] until “1 OFF” is displayed.
Advanced operations
A
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
1·2
V.S.S.
A
»
Repeating sections between two
specific points (A-B repeat)
1
Press [A-B REPEAT] during play at
the point where repeat play is to start
(A).
2
Press [A-B REPEAT] at the point
where repeat play is to be concluded
(B).
SETUP CANCEL
1
A-B REPEAT
A
Repeat play of the section between points A and B starts.
To return to normal play
Press [A-B REPEAT] until “1 &” is displayed.
A-B REPEAT
AB
B
Note
³A-B repeat play does not work with an interactive DVD.
³Some subtitles recorded around point A or B may fail to appear
(DVD).
³A-B repeat play works only within a title (DVD) or a track (Video CD/
CD).
1
∫
;
For your reference
³The end of a track or title is automatically determined as point B.
1
<
V.S.S.
CINEMA
PHONES
Í/I
6
Í
MIN
:
6
9
MAX
B
»
2
1
PHONES
2
2
1
1
MIN
Headphones
Plugtype: 6.3 mm
stereo
MAX
C
»
MAX
Adjust the volume with [PHONES].
Random play
The player plays the tracks on the disc in random order.
H
1
OPEN/CLOSE
<
∫ STOP
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
2
1
PLAY MODE
Press [PLAY MODE] while stopped
until the illustrated screen appears.
³If “$” appears on the television, press [º STOP] to cancel
the RESUME function, then press [PLAY MODE].
5
MENU
2
ENTER
DISPLAY
Press [1 PLAY].
Play now begins in random order.
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
To exit the screen
Press [PLAY MODE] once.
REPEAT MODE
Random Playback
Press PLAY to start
2
(not
[VCD] [CD]
C
1
1 Set [PHONES] to “MIN”.
2 Connect the headphones
supplied).
Caution
³Avoid listening for prolonged periods of time to prevent hearing
damage.
PHONES
MIN
2
Connecting headphones
Advanced Operations
2
To return to normal play
1. Press [º STOP] twice during random play.
(Random play is suspended.)
2. Press [PLAY MODE] once.
3. Press [1 PLAY].
PLAY
1
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H
OPEN/CLOSE
<
∫ STOP
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
9
6
TOP MENU
Cursor
buttons/
ENTER
Program play
3
SLOW / SEARCH
6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH
5
1
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
[VCD] [CD]
The player plays the tracks on the disc in the order you specify.
Up to 32 tracks can be programmed.
MENU
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
³If “$” appears on the television, press [º STOP] to cancel
the RESUME function, then press [PLAY MODE].
REPEAT MODE
1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
2
2
V.S.S.
SETUP CANCEL
CANCEL
Advanced Operations
1
Track
Time
Clear all
Total time
3
Press [1 PLAY].
Play now begins in the programmed sequence.
Press PLAY to start
To exit the screen
Press [PLAY MODE] twice.
FL display (e.g. CD)
PROG.
Flashes
2
Choose a track, then press ENTER.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
Track
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Time
Clear
2:02
Clear all
Total time
2:02
PROG.
Track No.
Program No.
3
PLAY
1
22
³If you press [ENTER], you can use the cursor buttons [3, 4]
to select a track. Press [ENTER] to register the track
number. (If you select “All”, all the tracks on the disc will be
selected.)
³Repeat step 2 to select another track.
³If you enter over 32 tracks, the last programmed track is
replaced with the new one.
Clear
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Press PLAY to start
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the track. (á item X on page 8 for number entry.)
The selected track is stored in memory.
Choose a track, then press ENTER.
PLAY MODE
Press [PLAY MODE] while stopped
until the illustrated screen appears.
To add tracks
1. Press [º STOP] twice during program play to show the program
play screen.
2. Select the available item with the cursor buttons [3, 4], then
repeat step 2.
³Press [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH] to turn the pages of the program
to make selection quicker.
To return to normal play
1. Press [º STOP] twice during program play.
(Program play is suspended.)
2. Press [PLAY MODE] twice.
3. Press [1 PLAY].
³The program is retained in memory.
Operation by observing the unit’s FL display
³Use the numeric buttons to enter track numbers.
³To check the program, press the cursor buttons [3, 4].
Clearing the program
When the program play screen is displayed
³To clear the programmed tracks one by one
Select the track, move to “Clear” with the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2,
1] and press [ENTER]. (Selecting the track and pressing
[CANCEL] also clears the programmed track.)
³To clear the whole program
Move to “Clear all” with the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2, 1] and press
[ENTER].
(The program is also cleared when the player is switched to the
standby mode or turned off, or the disc tray is opened.)
Advanced operations
V.S.S./V.S.S. indicator
∫
;
A
»
1
<
V.S.S.
CINEMA
PHONES
6
Í
MIN
:
6
9
MAX
[DVD] (Dolby Digital, 2-channel or over only)
TOP MENU
Use this feature to enjoy a surround-like effect if you are using two
front speakers or headphones.
MENU
1
Press [V.S.S.] during play.
1·2
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
Each time this button is pressed, the player’s FL display changes:
a V.S.S. 1 (Natural effect)
b V.S.S. 2 (Emphasized effect)
c V.S.S. is canceled
³The V.S.S. indicator lights when the V.S.S. function is activated.
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
A
V.S.S.
·3
B
»
SETUP CANCEL
1. Press [DISPLAY] twice to show the GUI screen on the
television and select the V.S.S. icon with the cursor buttons
[2, 1].
2. Select the headphone V.S.S. mode with the cursor buttons
[3, 4] [á “f Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)”, page 26].
3. Each time [V.S.S.] is pressed, the player’s FL display changes:
d Headphone V.S.S. 1 (Natural effect)
e Headphone V.S.S. 2 (Emphasized effect)
f Headphone V.S.S. is canceled
V.S.S.
a
DVD
b
DVD
c
DVD
Enjoying V.S.S. through headphones
³Restore speaker mode when you are not using headphones or else
the sound from the speakers will sound strange.
B
1
DISPLAY
N
OFF
N
OFF
2
3
V.S.S.
d
e
f
C
Speaker
Note
³V.S.S. effect does not work with Karaoke DVDs.
³V.S.S. will not work or will have less effect with some discs.
³Turn off the TV surround sound and other surround sound effects
when using this effect.
³Sound will only come from the two front speakers if V.S.S. is on.
Advanced Operations
Í/I
Reproducing an Advanced Virtual
Surround Sound (V.S.S.) effect
For your reference
³For optimum effect, it is recommended that the distance between
the television and the listening position be about 3 to 4 times the
distance between the right and left front speakers. [C]
³You can also change the V.S.S. level with the GUI screen [á “f
Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)”, page 26].
³V.S.S. effects
DVD
Stereo discs
DVD
V.S.S. 1
The front speakers
sound farther apart.
Surround sound
seems to come from
the side.
Sound seems to
come from the front
left and right.
Front sound seems to
come from the front
left and right, and
surround sound from
the rear left and right.
DVD
A
Headphone
V.S.S. 1
Speaker
3 to 4 times distance A
V.S.S. 2/
Headphone
V.S.S. 2
Surround signal
recorded discs
The surround-like effect in V.S.S. 1/Headphone
V.S.S. 1 is increased.
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Using GUI screens
DVD
1
30
Î Digital
1 ENG 3/2.1ch
1:06:37
ON
1 ENG
1
dB
OFF
OFF
N
OFF
0
GUI screens
GUI screens are long thin menus that contain information about the
disc or player. These menus allow you to perform operations by
changing this information.
µ100
p100
Examples of GUI screens [A]
The screens depend on the disc contents.
Video CD
1
3:37
L R
PBC
OFF
B
ª
Common procedures
1
Press [DISPLAY] during play or in the
stop mode.
dB
OFF
µ40
Advanced Operations
p40
CD
1
2
3:37
dB
OFF
3
µ50
STOP
PAUSE
∫
;
SKIP
:
PLAY
9
6
MENU
To clear the GUI screens
Press [RETURN] or [CANCEL].
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
RETURN
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
SETUP CANCEL
CANCEL
1
2
3
24
DISPLAY
≥For some functions, the setting will be registered immediately; for others, [ENTER] or [1 PLAY] must be pressed.
≥When numbers are displayed (e.g. title No.), the numeric
buttons are also effective for setting instead of the cursor
buttons [3, 4]. When numbers are entered with numeric
buttons, press [ENTER] to register the setting.
5
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
1
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the setting.
SLOW / SEARCH
TOP MENU
2·3
1PLAY
1
Press the cursor buttons [2, 1] to select the item.
The item is highlighted in yellow.
0
PRG
p50
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Each time this button is pressed, the TV monitor changes as
shown below.
[>GUI screen for disc information
l
v
l GUI screen for player information
l
v
l Shuttle screen
l
v
{= GUI screen cleared
≥Some functions cannot be accessed from the stop mode.
0
N
F
PRG
Numeric
buttons
For your reference
≥The GUI screens may not be displayed when playing some kinds of
DVD software, or if the television’s automatic picture zoom function
is on. Change the position of the GUI screens in “4 On-Screen
Messages” if this occurs (➡ page 30).
≥The colour (blue, violet or green) of the GUI screens can be
changed (➡ page 30).
≥“#, $” around the icon means that the item can be changed using
the cursor buttons [3, 4].
2
Detailed descriptions of each icon
Screen for disc information
∫ DVD
b
1
c
30
de
1:06:37
English
French
German
Italian
Spanish
Dutch
∫ Video CD/CD
SVE:
NOR:
DAN:
POR:
RUS:
JPN:
Swedish
Norwegian
Danish
Portuguese
Russian
Japanese
k
CHI:
KOR:
MAL:
VIE:
THA:
¢:
l
k Track No.
Change the No. with the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric
buttons and press [ENTER].
l Time
(minute:second)
Display is changed each time the cursor buttons [3, 4] are
pressed. The times cannot be changed.
Elapsed playing time(------------)Remaining time of the track
^-------------)Remaining time of the disc(-------------J
Note
≥The information actually displayed depends on the disc.
≥During program and random play of Video CDs and CDs, the
remaining time of the disc is not displayed.
ON
1 ENG
1
f Audio attribute
Shows the audio attributes of the selected soundtrack (cannot be
changed).
LPCM/Î Digital/DTS/MPEG: Signal type
k: Sampling frequency (kHz)
b: Number of bits (bit)
ch: Number of channels§
Vocal: Vocals indication
≥You can switch vocals ON or OFF with the cursor buttons
[3, 4].
[DVD Karaoke (Solo)]: – – – (OFF) or ON
[DVD Karaoke (Duet)]: – – – (OFF), V1iV2, V1 or V2
g Subtitle language No.
Change the No. with the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric
buttons.
h Subtitle on/off
Select “ON” or “OFF” with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
OFF: Subtitle is cleared.
ON: Subtitle is displayed.
i Subtitle language
See the table under the item e.
j Angle No.
Change the No. with the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric
buttons.
Chinese
Korean
Malay
Vietnamese
Thai
Others
1
g hi j
Î Digital
1 ENG 3/2.1ch
a Title No.
Change the No. with the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric
buttons and press [ENTER].
b Chapter No.
Change the No. with the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric
buttons and press [ENTER].
c Time
(hour:minute:second)
Enter the time from which you want to start play and press
[ENTER].
Example: To specify “1 hour 6 min. 37 sec.”, enter “10637”.
d Soundtrack language No.
Change the No. with the cursor buttons [3, 4] or the numeric
buttons.
e Soundtrack language
ENG:
FRA:
DEU:
ITA:
ESP:
NLD:
f
m
3:37
Advanced Operations
a
n
L R
PBC
OFF
m Audio mode [VCD]
Change the mode with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
LR: Left channel sound is output from the left speaker (L), and
right channel sound is output from the right speaker (R).
L: Left channel sound only is output from the speakers (L/R).
R: Right channel sound only is output from the speakers (L/R).
n Playback control [VCD]
Shows whether menu play is on or off (cannot be changed here).
OFF: Menu play is OFF.
ON: Menu play is ON.
§ Example:
3/2 .1ch
.1: Subwoofer signal
(not displayed if there is no subwoofer signal)
0: No surround
1: Mono surround
2: Stereo surround (left/right)
1: Center
2: Front leftiFront right
3: Front leftiFront rightiCenter
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Screen for player information
a
b
c
d
e
f
g
dB
OFF
OFF
N
Advanced Operations
a A–B repeat play
Press [ENTER] during play to store location A and press [ENTER]
again to store location B. Repeat play between the two locations
starts. Press [ENTER] again to return to normal play.
b Repeat play
Select the mode during play with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
0
OFF
e Digital picture mode [DVD] [VCD]
You can adjust picture quality to suit the disc or scene you are
viewing. Select the mode with the cursor buttons [3, 4] while a
disc is loaded.
N: Normal mode
U: User selection mode: Adjust the picture quality as you like.
When “U” is selected and [ENTER] is pressed, the GUI screen
as shown below appears. Select the item with the cursor
buttons [2, 1] and select the value with the cursor buttons
[3, 4].
[DVD]
[VCD] [CD]
OFF: Normal play
OFF: Normal play
C:
Chapter repeat play
T:
Track repeat play
T:
Title repeat play
A:
Disc repeat play
c Dialogue Enhancer (➡ page 19)
OFF
[DVD]
Select the mode during play with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
OFF: Normal volume
ON: Louder volume for dialogue
Play mode
___
[VCD] [CD] (➡ page 21 and 22)
The current play mode is shown (cannot be changed here).
PRG: Program play
RND: Random play
–– –: Normal play
d Marker (Marking parts you want to watch or listen to again)
Press [ENTER] during play and press [ENTER] again at the preferred point to store a marker. (Marker no. replaces “¢”.) Up to 5
markers can be stored in memory.
To store the next marker, press the cursor button [1].
≥To recall a marker
Select the marker no. with the cursor buttons [2, 1] and press
[ENTER].
≥To clear a marker
Select the marker no. with the cursor buttons [2, 1] and press
[CANCEL].
≥Some subtitles recorded around the marker may fail to appear.
≥All the markers are cleared when the player is switched to the
standby mode or turned off, or the disc tray is opened.
0
h
0
i
0
j
0
k
0
0
l
m
h Contrast (j7 to i7):
Increase (i) or decrease (j) the contrast between bright
parts of the picture and the dark parts.
i Colour (j7 to i7): Change the tone of the colours.
j Sharpness (j6 to i6):
Increase (i) or decrease (j) the sharpness of outlines.
k Brightness (0 to 15): Increase overall brightness.
l Digital noise reduction (0 to 4) : Reduces picture noise.
m Gamma correction (0 to 5) :
You can modify the brillance of the picture.
Detail and contrast in dark scenes can be increased by
raising the brightness of the center ranges while
maintaining the brightness of the blackest and whitest
parts of the picture.
C: Cinema mode (Cinema position): Picture for viewing movies
F: Fine mode: Details are sharpner.
S: Soft mode: Soft picture with fewer video artifacts.
f Virtual Surround Sound (V.S.S.)
[DVD] (Dolby Digital, 2-channel or over only) (➡ page 23)
Select the mode during play with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
V.S.S.
Headphone V.S.S.
Select the level during play with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
OFF: V.S.S./Headphone V.S.S. off
1:
V.S.S./Headphone V.S.S. natural effect
2:
V.S.S./Headphone V.S.S. emphasized effect
g Master volume
Adjust the master volume with the cursor buttons [3, 4].
j¶ or j127 to 0 (dB)
Note
≥A-B repeat play does not work with an interactive DVD.
≥Repeat play and marker functions do not work with an interactive
DVD or during menu play of a Video CD with playback control.
≥Dialogue Enhancer is effective with Dolby Digital or DTS Digital
Surround, three channels or over, where the dialogue is recorded in
the center channel.
Shuttle screen
n
Maximum speed
DVD:
j100
Video CD: j40
CD:
j50
µ100
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n Slow-motion play (Backward) [DVD]
Press the cursor buttons [3]>[2].
o Still/Pause
Press the cursor button [3].
p Slow-motion play (Forward) [DVD] [VCD]
Press the cursor buttons [3]>[1].
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o
r
Maximum speed
DVD:
i100
Video CD: i40
CD:
i50
s
q Rapid reverse
Press the cursor buttons [4]>[2].
r Play
Press the cursor button [4].
s Rapid advance
Press the cursor buttons [4]>[1].
For your reference
≥Each time the cursor buttons [2, 1] are pressed, the speed of rapid reverse/advance and slow-motion play increases up to 5 steps.
Changing initial settings
H
OPEN/CLOSE
Change the initial settings to suit your preference and to suit the player to the environment in which it is being used.
<
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
2·3
5
Common procedures
MENU
1
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
2
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
1
1
Numeric
buttons
1 Disc Languages (➡ page 28)
Change the soundtrack language, subtitle language and
the language used in the disc’s menu to be used for every
disc played back.
2 Ratings (➡ page 29)
Change the ratings level to prevent play of discs, skip violent scenes, or replace scenes with others by entering a
password. This is also called a parental lock.
3 Menu Language (➡ page 30)
Change the language used for the on-screen displays and
initial settings menus.
4 On-Screen Messages (➡ page 30)
Choose whether “Play”, “Still” and other displays will be
displayed or not, and the colour and position of these displays as well as GUI screens.
5 FL Display (➡ page 30)
Change the brightness for the FL display.
6 TV Aspect (➡ page 11)
Change the settings to suit the type of television you have
connected.
7 Digital Audio Output (➡ page 37)
Change the settings to suit the type of digital equipment
you have connected.
8 Speaker Setting (➡ page 39)
Change the settings to suit the speakers you have connected.
9 Other Settings (➡ page 31)
Choose the kind of picture shown when play is paused,
and various other settings to enhance your viewing experience.
SETUP
1 Disc Languages
Level 8
2 Ratings
English
3 Menu Language
4 On-Screen Messages
Bright
5 FL Display
4:3
6 TV Aspect
7 Digital Audio Output
8 Speaker Setting
2-channel
9 Other Settings
Press RETURN to exit
2
ENTER
3
ENTER
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the item and press [ENTER].
Each item that can be modified is displayed.
SETUP CANCEL
3
Press [SETUP] in the stop mode.
The initial settings screen is displayed.
RETURN
Advanced Operations
SKIP
:
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the setting and press [ENTER].
≥Some items require additional steps. (See the respective
page.)
Setting is finished and the initial settings screen is displayed.
To cancel during setup operation
Press [RETURN]. (The previous screen is displayed.)
To exit the initial settings screen
Press [SETUP] or [RETURN].
For your reference
≥The numeric buttons can also be used instead of the cursor buttons
[3, 4] for selecting items or settings. Pressing [ENTER] is not
necessary.
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1 Disc Languages
[DVD]
See page 27 for operation.
Disc Languages
1 Audio
English
2 Subtitle
Automatic
3 Menus
English
Advanced Operations
Press RETURN to exit
1 Audio
1 English (Factory preset)
2 French
3 German
4 Italian
5 Spanish
6 Original
The original language of each disc will be selected.
7 Other ¢¢¢¢
Another language can be selected.§
2 Subtitle
1 Automatic (Factory preset)
Subtitle language will automatically be selected in accordance with the
soundtrack language.
≥If the language selected for the “1 Audio” is actually used during playback,
the subtitles will not appear.
≥If another language is used during playback, the subtitles will appear in the
language selected at the setup “1 Audio”.
2 English
3 French
4 German
5 Italian
6 Spanish
7 Other ¢¢¢¢
Another language can be selected.§
3 Menus
1 English (Factory preset)
2 French
4 Italian
5 Spanish
6 Other ¢¢¢¢
Another language can be selected.§
3 German
§ Enter the language code if you select “Other”. (See the language code list below.) Press [CANCEL]
if you enter the wrong number.
Note
≥If the language selected is not available on the disc, the language designated by each disc will be
selected.
There are cases where the selected language is recorded but the disc designates another language.
Language code list
6565:
6566:
6570:
6577:
6582:
6583:
6588:
6590:
6665:
6669:
6671:
6672:
6678:
6679:
6682:
6765:
6779:
6783:
6789:
6865:
6869:
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Afar
Abkhazian
Afrikaans
Ameharic
Arabic
Assamese
Aymara
Azerbaijani
Bashkir
Byelorussian
Bulgarian
Bihari
Bengali; Bangla
Tibetan
Breton
Catalan
Corsican
Czech
Welsh
Danish
German
6890:
6976:
6978:
6979:
6983:
6984:
6985:
7065:
7073:
7074:
7079:
7082:
7089:
7165:
7168:
7176:
7178:
7185:
7265:
7273:
7282:
Bhutani
Greek
English
Esperanto
Spanish
Estonian
Basque
Persian
Finnish
Fiji
Faroese
French
Frisian
Irish
Scots Gaelic
Galician
Guarani
Gujarati
Hausa
Hindi
Croatian
7285:
7289:
7365:
7378:
7383:
7384:
7387:
7465:
7473:
7487:
7565:
7575:
7576:
7577:
7578:
7579:
7583:
7585:
7589:
7665:
7678:
Hungarian
Armenian
Interlingua
Indonesian
Icelandic
Italian
Hebrew
Japanese
Yiddish
Javanese
Georgian
Kazakh
Greenlandic
Cambodian
Kannada
Korean
Kashmiri
Kurdish
Kirghiz
Latin
Lingala
7679:
7684:
7686:
7771:
7773:
7775:
7776:
7778:
7779:
7782:
7783:
7784:
7789:
7865:
7869:
7876:
7879:
7982:
8065:
8076:
8083:
Laotian
Lithuanian
Latvian, Lettish
Malagasy
Maori
Macedonian
Malayalam
Mongolian
Moldavian
Marathi
Malay
Maltese
Burmese
Nauru
Nepali
Dutch
Norwegian
Oriya
Punjabi
Polish
Pashto, Pushto
8084:
8185:
8277:
8279:
8285:
8365:
8368:
8372:
8373:
8375:
8376:
8377:
8378:
8379:
8381:
8382:
8385:
8386:
8387:
8465:
8469:
Portuguese
Quechua
Rhaeto-Romance
Romanian
Russian
Sanskrit
Sindhi
Serbo-Croatian
Singhalese
Slovak
Slovenian
Samoan
Shona
Somali
Albanian
Serbian
Sundanese
Swedish
Swahili
Tamil
Telugu
8471:
8472:
8473:
8475:
8476:
8479:
8482:
8484:
8487:
8575:
8582:
8590:
8673:
8679:
8779:
8872:
8979:
9072:
9085:
Tajik
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkmen
Tagalog
Tonga
Turkish
Tatar
Twi
Ukrainian
Urdu
Uzbek
Vietnamese
Volapük
Wolof
Xhosa
Yoruba
Chinese
Zulu
2 Ratings
[DVD]
See page 27 for operation.
Please set a rating limit
8 No Limit
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 Lock All
Press RETURN to exit
Level 8 (Factory preset)
All DVDs can be played.
Level 7 to 1
Prevents play of DVDs with ratings recorded on them (those that contain adult or violent scenes).
Level 0
Playback of all DVDs is prohibited (e.g. to prohibit playback of DVDs for adults which are not
encoded with rating information).
Note
≥The rating method differs from disc to disc. There are discs designed for adults that do not have these
ratings recorded on them. These discs can be played as normal. To prevent play of these discs, set the
rating limit to “0 Lock All”.
Ratings
Enter a 4-digit password,
then press ENTER.
1
Select the level with the cursor buttons [3
3, 4] and press
[ENTER].
2
Enter a 4-digit password with the numeric buttons and
press [ENTER].
≥Press [CANCEL] if you enter the wrong number.
The lock symbol appears closed to show the rating is locked.
Do not forget your password.
Press RETURN to exit
3
Press [ENTER].
Advanced Operations
Setting ratings (When the level is “8”)
Setting is finished and the initial settings screen is displayed.
Ratings
The player is locked.
Remember the password.
Now when you insert a DVD that exceeds the ratings limit you
set, a message appears on the television.
If you want to play the disc, select “Yes” and enter your
password. The unit will unlock temporarily, locking again when
the disc tray is opened or the unit is turned off.
4343
Your selection exceeds the
player’s rating limit. Do you
want to change the limit?
Yes
No
Press ENTER to continue
Example: “4343”
Changing ratings (When the level is “0” to “7”)
Changes to the settings also requires a password.
Ratings
1 Unlock Player
2 Change Password
3 Change Level
4 Temporary Unlock
Press RETURN to exit
1
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select “2 Ratings” in the
initial settings screen and press [ENTER].
2
Enter your 4-digit password with the numeric buttons and
press [ENTER].
3
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the item.
To unlock the player (the rating level returns to 8)
Select “1” and then press [ENTER].
To change the password
Select “2” and press [ENTER]. Enter a new 4-digit password and press [ENTER], then press
[ENTER] again.
To change the rating level
Select “3” and press [ENTER]. Select a new level with the cursor buttons [3, 4], then press
[ENTER].
To unlock the player temporarily
Select “4” and then press [ENTER].
≥The rating is unlocked temporarily for the current disc. The player is locked again when the disc
tray is opened or the player is switched to the standby mode or turned off.
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Changing initial settings
3 Menu Language
See page 27 for operation.
Select the language
for these Menus.
1 English
2 Français
3 Deutsch
4 Italiano
5 Español
Press RETURN to exit
Example: If you selected “2 Français”
1
2
3
4
5
English (Factory preset)
Français
Deutsch
Italiano
Español
Choisissez la langue des
menus du lecteur.
1 English
2 Français
3 Deutsch
4 Italiano
5 Español
Appuyez sur RETURN pour quitter
4 On-Screen Messages
Advanced Operations
See page 27 for operation.
1 On-Screen Messages
1 On (Factory preset)
2 Off
2 Colour and Position
1
Blue (Factory preset)
2
Violet
3
Green
4
Blue
5
Violet
6
Green
On-Screen Messages
1 On-Screen Messages On
2 Colour and Position
Blue
Press RETURN to exit
Shown slightly lower. Select if the
top of the screen is cut off.
5 FL Display
See page 27 for operation.
FL Display
1 Bright
2 Dim
3 Dim During DVD/VCD Play (Auto)
Press RETURN to exit
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1 Bright (Factory preset)
2 Dim
3 Dim During DVD/VCD Play (Auto)
The FL display will be dimmed during playback of DVDs
and Video CDs. The display resumes brightness when a
button for special play such as [6, 5 SLOW/SEARCH]
or [; PAUSE] is pressed.
Changing initial settings
9 Other Settings
Other Settings
1 Still Mode
2 Audio during Search
3 TV Mode (4:3)
4 D. Range Compression
5 Still Picture Display
6 AV1 Output
7 NTSC Disc Output
Automatic
On
Pan&Scan
Off
Off
Video
PAL60
Press RETURN to exit
1 Still Mode
Select either “Field still” or
“Frame still” in the still
picture mode.
1 Automatic (Factory preset)
2 Field
Select this setting when jittering occurs in the still picture
mode when “1 Automatic” is selected.
3 Frame
Select if small text or fine patterns cannot be seen clearly in
the still picture mode when “1 Automatic” is selected.
2 Audio during Search
To select whether audio is
heard or not during search
(forward direction) at the
initial search speed.
1 On (Factory preset)
2 Off
3 TV Mode (4:3)
To select whether widescreen material is played
in the pan and scan style
or in the letterbox style on
a conventional TV (4:3).
1 Pan & Scan (Factory preset)
Wide-screen video material will be played in the pan and
scan style (the picture is shown with either one or both sides
cut off) on a conventional television (4:3).
≥Video material not formatted in the pan and scan style will
be played back in the letterbox style.
2 Letterbox
Wide-screen video material will be played in the letterbox
style (black bands appear at the top and bottom of the
screen) on a conventional television (4:3).
4 D.(Dynamic) Range
Compression
To compress the dynamic
range (the difference
between the loudest sound
and the softest sound),
making it easier to hear
dialogue even at low
volume. This function only
works with Dolby Digital
DVD.
1 Off (Factory preset)
The dynamic range remains as it was recorded on the disc.
2 On
Dynamic range is compressed by increasing soft sounds and
reducing loud sounds. Select when viewing discs at low
volume, such as late at night.
5 Still Picture Display
To display the picture type
(DVD), I, P or B in the still
picture mode.
1 Off (Factory preset)
2 On
Advanced Operations
See page 27 for operation.
Still (P)
Example: P-picture
6 AV1 Output
To select the signal format
(Video, S-Video or RGB)
to be output from the AV1
SCART terminals.
1 Video (Factory preset)
Composite video signals will be output.
2 S-Video
S video signals will be output.
3 RGB
RGB signals will be output.
7 NTSC Disc Output
To select whether PAL 60
signals or NTSC signals
will be output during
playback of NTSC discs.
1 PAL 60 (Factory preset)
Select when the player is connected to a PAL TV which is
capable of receiving PAL 525/60 system.
2 NTSC
Select when the player is connected to a Multi-system
television.
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Changing initial settings
Advanced Operations
Note
≥Audio is heard at any speed when playing CDs, regardless of any
settings at “2 Audio during Search”.
≥Audio is not heard at any speed when playing CDs encoded with
DTS, regardless of any settings at “2 Audio during Search”.
≥It is recommended that “1 PAL60” is selected in “7 NTSC Disc
Output” when a PAL TV is connected; however, the images shown
below will appear on the TV screen.
The picture may be compressed vertically.
For your reference
≥I/P/B
To efficiently store video on DVD, common elements among frames
are used in common, and different elements are recorded with each
individual frame. The frame that contains the common elements is
called an I-picture, a complete frame in itself. A P-picture is
calculated from past I or P-pictures. The frame that fills in the
spaces between the I-and P-pictures is called the B-picture.
I-pictures have the best picture quality, so they should be used
when making picture adjustments.
≥Frame
Individual images in a video or on the television are called frames.
≥Field
Half of the video information (video signal) in a frame is called a
field. With conventional TV systems, a single frame (a single
screen) consists of two fields.
≥Frame still
The two fields are displayed alternately on the TV screen, so the
image may be blurry. However, the image quality is better than field
images.
≥Field still
Only one field (half of the video information) is displayed on the TV
screen, so the apparent resolution is low. However, there is no
blurring on the screen.
How different kinds of software appear on your television
DVD software is recorded in a variety of picture formats, and how they appear on your TV depends on the software, the kind of TV you have, and the
picture mode your TV is set to.
≥Letterbox refers to pictures where black bands appear at the top and bottom.
≥Pan and scan refers to pictures where part of the picture is cut off so it fills the whole screen.
Television and
picture mode
4:3
16:9
full mode
16:9
zoom mode
16:9
auto mode
Software format
Wide-screen, pan and scan
Edges cut off
Full screen
Top and bottom cut off
Full screen
Wide-screen, non-pan and
scan
Letterbox
Regular (4:3)
Full screen
Screen stretched
horizontally
Top and bottom cut off
Full screen with black
bands at right and left
Regular (4:3) letterbox
Letterbox
Letterbox with screen
stretched horizontally
Full screen
Letterbox with
extremities of picture
stretched
The names given to the television picture modes depends on the make of your television. There may also be slight differences in how the pictures
appear on the screen. Refer to your television’s operating instructions for details.
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∫ Upgrading your audio equipment
Setup chart
Types of
connection
Equipment
To enjoy the 5.1channel surround
sound found on DVDs
using the unit’s builtin decoder
Amplifier with 5.1channel audio input
terminals
To enjoy the 5.1channel surround
sound found on DVDs
using the decoder in
another unit
Settings in
“8 Speaker Setting”
Speakers
Settings in
“7 Digital Audio
Output”
≥Front speakers (L/R)
≥Subwoofer
≥Surround speakers
(L/R)
≥Center speaker
Select “1 Multi-channel”
≥Speaker presence
⇒Set speakers you
have connected to
“Yes”
≥Set delay time if
necessary
≥Correct output
balance if necessary
PCM Down
Conversion⇒“No”
Amplifier with built-in
decoder or a separate
decoder-amplifier
combination§1
≥Front speakers (L/R)
≥Subwoofer
≥Surround speakers
(L/R)
≥Center speaker
Select “2 2-channel”
≥PCM Down
Conversion⇒“Yes”
≥Dolby Digital/DTS
Digital Surround/
MPEG
⇒Settings depend on
your decoding
equipment
To enjoy stereo
through an analogue
amplifier§2
Analogue amplifier or
system component with
2-channel audio input
terminals
Front speakers (L/R)
Select “2 2-channel”
To enjoy stereo
through a digital
amplifier§2
Audio equipment with
digital audio input
terminals
Front speakers (L/R)
§1 Connect speakers if necessary and make the speaker settings on
the amplifier.
§2 If you have connected a Dolby Pro Logic amplifier, you may need
to connect center and surround speakers.
∫ Upgrading your television
≥You can connect CRT projectors, LCD projectors, and projection
televisions.
≥See “Connection to a television” (➡ pages 9 and 10) for details on
connection.
Note
≥The equipment connections described are examples.
≥Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. “Dolby”,
“Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. Confidential unpublished works. C 1992–1997
Dolby Laboratories. All rights reserved.
Select “2 2-channel”
Page
[A]
34
PCM Down
Conversion⇒“No”
≥PCM Down
Conversion⇒“Yes”
≥Dolby Digital⇒“PCM”
≥DTS Digital Surround
⇒“PCM”
≥MPEG⇒“PCM”
[B]
35
[C]
36
[D\
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Home Theater
Equipment and
settings
For your reference
≥Dolby Digital is a digital sound compression technique developed
by Dolby Laboratories.
Supporting 5.1-channel surround sound, as well as stereo (2channel) sound, this technique enables a large quantity of sound
data to be efficiently recorded on a disc.
≥DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1-channel surround sound system,
which is widely used in movie theaters around the world. The
separation between channels is good and provides a very real
surround effect.
≥Linear PCM is an uncompressed digital audio signal. While a CD is
recorded in 44.1 kHz/16 bit, a DVD is recorded in 48 kHz/16 bit up
to 96 kHz/24 bit. Therefore, the sound reproduced with these
signals is potentially better than that found on CDs. This player
reproduces linear PCM in two channels.
≥Bitstream is a compressed digital audio signal. This signal can be
decoded into different channels to produce, for instance, 5.1channel surround sound.
≥The digital audio output terminal (optical) converts electrical signals
into optical signals and transfers them to an amplifier. These optical
signals are immune to electrical interference, and they also have
minimal effect on other equipment.
Manufactured under license from Digital Theater Systems,
Inc. “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc. C 1996 Digital Theater Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
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theatre
Home theater
A
ª
Connecting an amplifier with 5.1-channel audio input terminals
This unit has a built-in Dolby Digital/DTS Digital Surround decoder so you can enjoy surround sound encoded with these systems without having to
connect this unit to an amplifier with a decoder. The amplifier must have 5.1-channel discrete input terminals.
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
AV1
AC IN
S VIDEO OUT
AV2
R
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
Back of the player
Audio cable
≥Connect cables to terminals corresponding to the speakers you
have connected.
Home Theater
CENTER
SUBWOOFER
SURROUND
(R)
(L)
FRONT
(R)
(L)
Amplifier with 5.1-channel audio input terminals
≥Read the instructions for the amplifier and speakers for connection
details.
Speakers
(You can connect from 3 to 5 speakers including the front two.)
≥Front speakers (L/R)
≥Center speaker
≥Surround speakers (L/R)
≥Subwoofer
When you have finished connection
≥In “8 Speaker Setting”, select “1 Multi-channel” and make changes to suit your speakers (➡ page 39).
Speaker presence: Select “Yes” if the corresponding speaker is connected.
Select “No” if the corresponding speaker is not connected.
Center and surround speaker delay time (Dolby Digital DVD only) : Adjust if you cannot place your speakers in the optimum position.
Channel balance: Adjust the output level of the speakers to make up for differences in volume caused by different types of speaker or
distance.
≥Go to “7 Digital Audio Output” and set “1 PCM Down Conversion” to “No” (➡ page 37).
Note
≥Turn off V.S.S. (➡ page 23) if you have connected a subwoofer, center speaker, or surround speakers as well as the front speakers. Sound will not
come from the other speakers if V.S.S. is on.
≥When playing DVDs recorded in MPEG 2 audio, multi-channel audio will be output as well as Dolby Digital or DTS Digital Surround.
≥Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
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B
ª
Connecting an amplifier with a built-in decoder
You can enjoy multi-channel surround sound found on DVD recorded with Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround or MPEG by connecting an amplifier
with a built-in decoder or a separate decoder-amplifier combination.
Note when connecting the optical digital audio cable
Dust protection cap
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
Align the plug with the
terminal
≥Remove the dust protection cap from the optical digital audio
output terminal and connect the cable firmly so that the
configurations of both the cable and the terminal match.
≥Keep the dust protection cap and reattach when not using the
terminal.
S VIDEO OUT
R
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
Back of the player
Optical digital audio cable
≥Do not bend the optical digital audio cable when connecting it.
OR
Coaxial audio cable
OPTICAL COAXIAL
Speakers
(You can connect from 3 to 5 speakers including the front two.)
≥Front speakers (L/R)
≥Center speaker
≥Surround speakers (L/R)
≥Subwoofer
Home Theater
Amplifier with a built-in decoder
≥Read the instructions for the amplifier and speakers for connection
details.
When you have finished connection
≥Make changes to “7 Digital Audio Output” to suit your decoder (➡ page 37).
Decoder
Dolby Digital decoder
Item
PCM Down Conversion
DTS Digital Surround
decoder
Dolby Digital/
DTS Digital Surround
decoder
Dolby Digital/
DTS Digital Surround /
MPEG audio decoder
Yes§
Yes§
Yes§
Yes§
Bitstream
PCM
Bitstream
Bitstream
DTS Digital Surround
PCM
Bitstream
Bitstream
Bitstream
MPEG
PCM
PCM
PCM
Bitstream
Dolby Digital
§If this is set to “No”, no audio will be output when DVDs recorded in 96 kHz linear PCM are played. (Audio will be output as it is if the DVD does not
have copyright protection recorded on it.)
≥These changes to digital audio output must be made, otherwise bitstream signals the decoder cannot handle will be output. If these
signals are output, “noise” will be output which can cause harm to your ears and speakers.
≥In “8 Speaker Setting”, select “2 2-channel” (➡ page 39).
Note
≥You cannot use DTS Digital Surround decoders not suited to DVD.
≥Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
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C
ª
Connecting audio equipment with 2-channel audio input terminals
You can enjoy stereo sound if you connect an amplifier or system component that has 2-channel audio input terminals.
Amplifier and speakers or system component
≥Read the instructions for the amplifier and speakers or
system component for connection details.
AUX IN
L
R
Audio cable
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
S VIDEO OUT
Dolby Pro Logic amplifiers
≥If you connect a Dolby Pro Logic amplifier, you will
also need to connect center and surround speakers to
enjoy surround sound. Read the instructions for the
equipment for connection details.
≥Turn V.S.S. off (➡ page 23). Dolby Pro Logic will not
function correctly if V.S.S. is on.
When you have finished connection
≥Go to “7 Digital Audio Output” and set “1 PCM Down Conversion” to
“No” (➡ page 37).
≥In “8 Speaker Setting”, select “2 2-channel” (➡ page 39).
Note
≥Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
R
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
Back of the player
D
ª
Connecting audio equipment with digital audio input terminals
Home Theater
Note when connecting the optical digital audio cable
DIGITAL AUDIO OUT
L/
(PCM/BITSTREAM)
CENTER SURROUND FRONT L AUDIO OUT VIDEO OUT
L
L
OPTICAL COAXIAL
S VIDEO OUT
R
R
R/
SUB–
WOOFER SURROUND FRONT R
Back of the player
Dust protection cap
Align the plug with
the terminal
≥Remove the dust protection cap from the optical digital audio
output terminal and connect the cable firmly so that the configurations of both the cable and the terminal match.
≥Keep the dust protection cap and reattach when not using the
terminal.
Optical digital audio cable
≥Do not bend the optical digital audio cable when connecting it.
OR
Coaxial audio cable
OPTICAL COAXIAL
System component or amplifier with digital audio input terminals and speakers
≥Read the instructions for the amplifier and speakers or system component for connection details.
When you have finished connection
≥Make changes to “7 Digital Audio Output” as shown (➡ page 37).
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PCM Down Conversion
Yes§
Dolby Digital
PCM
DTS Digital Surround
PCM
MPEG
PCM
§ If this is set to “No”, no audio will be output when DVDs recorded in
96 kHz linear PCM are played. (Audio will be output as it is if the
DVD does not have copyright protection recorded on it.)
≥These changes to digital audio output must be made,
otherwise signals the equipment cannot handle, bitstream, will
be output. If the signals are output as bitstream, “noise” will be
output which can cause harm to your ears and speakers.
≥In “8 Speaker Setting”, select “2 2-channel” (➡ page 39).
Note
≥Additional equipment and cables are not supplied.
TOP MENU
2·3·4
Home theater
MENU
ENTER
Selecting digital output
RETURN
DISPLAY
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
Select the digital output to be output from the optical or coaxial digital
audio output terminal of the player.
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
1
V.S.S.
1
The initial settings screen is displayed.
SETUP CANCEL
SETUP
1 Disc Languages
2 Ratings
Level 8
English
3 Menu Language
4 On-Screen Messages
Bright
5 FL Display
4:3
6 TV Aspect
7 Digital Audio Output
8 Speaker Setting
2-channel
9 Other Settings
Press RETURN to exit
2
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select “7 Digital Audio Output” and
press [ENTER].
3
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the item and press [ENTER].
1 PCM Down Conversion
Select whether to output audio on DVD recorded in 96 kHz
linear PCM as is (No) or to convert it to 48 kHz for output
(Yes).
2 Dolby Digital
To select the signal format (Bitstream or PCM) to be output
from the optical digital or coaxial audio output terminal
during playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital.
3 DTS Digital Surround
To select the signal format (PCM or Bitstream) to be output
from the optical digital or coaxial audio output terminal
during playback of DVDs recorded in DTS Digital
Surround.
4 MPEG
To select the signal format (PCM or Bitstream) to be output
from the optical digital or coaxial audio output terminal
during playback of the DVD recorded in MPEG audio.
2
ENTER
Digital Audio Output
1 PCM Down Conversion No
2 Dolby Digital
Bitstream
3 DTS Digital Surround PCM
4 MPEG
PCM
Press RETURN to exit
3
ENTER
4
ENTER
4
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the setting and press [ENTER].
Home Theater
1
Press [SETUP] in the stop mode.
When “1 PCM Down Conversion” is selected
1 No (Factory preset)
No digital audio is output during playback of DVDs
recorded in 96 kHz linear PCM.
≥If the DVD is recorded in 48 kHz linear PCM, digital audio
converted to 48 kHz/16 bit is output irrespective of the
setting.
≥Audio will be output using the original audio recording
system if the DVD has not been copyright-protected.
2 Yes§1
During playback of DVDs recorded in 48 kHz or 96 kHz
linear PCM, digital audio converted to 48 kHz/16 bit is
output.
(Digital output of PCM audio is restricted to 48 kHz/16 bit or
below for copyright protection.)
When “2 Dolby Digital” is selected
1 Bitstream§2 (Factory preset)
Dolby Digital bitstream (1ch–5.1ch) is output during
playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital.
2 PCM
Digital audio converted to 48 kHz/16 bit PCM (2ch) is
output during playback of DVDs recorded in Dolby Digital.
When “3 DTS Digital Surround” is selected
1 PCM (Factory preset)
Digital audio converted to 48 kHz/16 bit PCM (2ch) is
output during playback of DVDs recorded in DTS Digital
Surround.
2 Bitstream§2
DTS Digital Surround bitstream (1ch–5.1ch) is output
during playback of DVDs recorded in DTS Digital
Surround.
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H
When “4 MPEG” is selected
1 PCM (Factory preset)
Digital audio converted to 48 kHz/16 bit PCM (2ch) is
output during playback of DVDs recorded in MPEG audio.
2 Bitstream§2
MPEG audio bitstream (1ch–7.1ch) is output during
playback of DVDs recorded in MPEG audio.
OPEN/CLOSE
<
STOP
PAUSE
PLAY
∫
;
1
SKIP
:
SLOW / SEARCH
9
6
TOP MENU
5
The screen illustrated in step 2 is displayed.
MENU
ENTER
RETURN
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
A-B REPEAT
To cancel during setup operation
Press [RETURN]. (The previous screen is displayed.)
To exit the initial settings screen
Press [SETUP] or [RETURN].
V.S.S.
7
8
9
0
S10
SETUP CANCEL
SETUP
Recommended setting of
“Digital Audio Output”
Adjust settings as shown in the table below depending on the kind of
equipment that is connected to the optical digital or coaxial audio
output terminal.
Home Theater
Type of
equipment
connected
Recommended setting
1 PCM
Down
Conversion
2 Dolby
Digital
3 DTS
Digital
Surround
4 MPEG
No
Bitstream
PCM
PCM
Digital audio
equipment
(no decoder)
(➡ page 36)
Yes§1
PCM§2
PCM§2
PCM§2
Dolby Digital
decoder
(➡ page 35)
Yes§1
Bitstream
PCM
PCM
DTS Digital
Surround
decoder
(➡ page 35)
Yes§1
PCM
Bitstream
PCM
Dolby Digital/DTS
Digital Surround
decoder
(➡ page 35)
Yes§1
Bitstream
Bitstream
PCM
Dolby Digital /DTS
Digital Surround/
MPEG audio
decoder
(➡ page 35)
Yes§1
Bitstream
Bitstream
Bitstream
No equipment is
connected
≥Underlined items are factory preset.
§1 If it is set to “Yes”, the player converts linear PCM to 48 kHz even
during analogue output.
Do the following if you wish to take advantage of high quality 96
kHz sound.
Select “No” and connect this player’s audio output terminal to an
amplifier’s audio input terminal with the audio/video cable
(supplied) or an audio cable (not supplied).
§2 When connecting an amplifier (with an optical or coaxial digital
input terminal) which does not contain a Dolby Digital, DTS
Digital Surround or MPEG audio decoder, be sure to select
“PCM” at “2 Dolby Digital”, “3 DTS Digital Surround” and “4
MPEG”. If “Bitstream” is selected, any attempt to play DVDs (or
CDs encoded with DTS) may cause such a high level of noise
that can injure your ears and damage your speakers.
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TOP MENU
2·3·4·5
Home theater
MENU
ENTER
Speaker Setting
RETURN
DISPLAY
RETURN
PLAY MODE SUBTITLE AUDIO ANGLE
Here you can change the settings for the built-in decoder.
In general, these changes have no effect if you connect the player to
other equipment through the digital audio output terminal (make the
necessary changes on the other equipment). Multi-channel MPEG 2
audio is an exception (➡ below).
REPEAT MODE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
S10
A-B REPEAT
V.S.S.
1
Common procedure
1
SETUP
Press [SETUP] in the stop mode.
The initial settings screen is displayed.
1 Disc Languages
2 Ratings
Level 8
English
3 Menu Language
4 On-Screen Messages
Bright
5 FL Display
4:3
6 TV Aspect
7 Digital Audio Output
8 Speaker Setting
2-channel
9 Other Settings
Press RETURN to exit
2
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select “8 Speaker Setting” and press
[ENTER].
3
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the item and press [ENTER].
1 Multi-channel
If you have connected three or more speakers. (Proceed to
step 4)
2 2-channel (Factory preset)
If you have connected 2 speakers. (You will return to the
menu shown in step 1. Settings are not necessary.)
2
ENTER
Speaker Setting
4
1 Multi-channel
2 2-channel
≥Setting the size and presence of your speakers
Choose “Yes” for speakers you have connected. Sound will
not be output if you choose “No”.
≥Delay time
Allows you to make up for differences in distance if you
cannot place your speakers in the optimum position. (Dolby
Digital DVD only)
≥Channel balance
Allows you to adjust the output level of the speakers to make
up for differences in volume caused by different types of
speaker or distance.
Press RETURN to exit
3
Speaker Setting
ENTER
L
0
ms
C
Exit
0
dB
Test
LS
0
dB
0
dB
0
ms
0
dB
Press RETURN to exit
R
SW
RS
Change settings to suit your speakers
and the listening position (➡ page 40).
5
Home Theater
1
SETUP CANCEL
Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2
2,
1] to select “Exit” and press [ENTER].
The screen illustrated in step 2 is displayed.
4
ENTER
To cancel during setup operation
Press [RETURN]. (The previous screen is displayed.)
To exit the initial settings screen
Press [SETUP] or [RETURN] .
5
ENTER
When playing multi-channel MPEG 2 audio
To enjoy the multiple channels on this kind of software, do the
following.
≥Connect the player to an amplifier with the 5.1-channel audio input
terminals (➡ page 34) and select “1 Multi-channel” in step 3.
or
≥Connect to an amplifier that can decode MPEG 2 through the digital
audio output terminal and in “7 Digital Audio Output”, select “2
Bitstream” for “4 MPEG” (➡ page 37).
If any other kind of connection is used, including headphones, be
sure to select “2 2-channel” in step 3.
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A
Home theater
Center
Front (L)
Front (R)
Large/Small Large/Small/No Large/Small
A
ª
Speaker Setting
0
ms
L
Exit
0
dB
C
Exit
R
0
dB
Test
0
dB
LS
0
ms
Setting the size and presence of your
speakers
0
dB
Subwoofer
Yes/No
SW
RS
Press RETURN to exit
Surround (R)
Large/Small/No
Surround (L)
Large/Small/No
≥Underlined items are factory preset.
1. Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item and
press [ENTER].
2. Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to select the setting and
press [ENTER].
≥Large speaker icon
If the speaker supports low-frequency (under 100 Hz) reproduction
≥Small speaker icon
If the speaker does not support low-frequency reproduction.
≥If you do not connect a subwoofer, it is preferable to connect front
speakers (L/R) capable of producing bass of less than 100 Hz.
In case of surround speaker (L)
B
ª
LS
LS
No
[DVD] (Dolby Digital only)
Large/Yes
Small/Yes
B
Center delay time
(0 ms)
Speaker Setting
0
ms
L
0
dB
C
Exit
Home Theater
0
dB
LS
0
ms
1. Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2, 1] to select the item and
press [ENTER].
2. Press the cursor buttons [3, 4] to adjust the delay time and
press [ENTER].
≥Center speaker
Set delay time to “0 ms” (factory preset) if DF is less than or
equal to DC.
R
If DFjDC=
0
dB
Test
SW
0
dB
Surround delay time
(0 ms)
RS
Press RETURN to exit
≥Underlined items are factory preset.
Ideal center speaker position
L
Delay time
approx. 50 cm
1.3 ms
approx. 100 cm
2.6 ms
approx. 150 cm
3.9 ms
approx. 200 cm
5.3 ms
≥Surround speaker
Set delay time to “0 ms” (factory preset) if DF and DS are equal.
R
C
then set to
If DFjDS=
DC
then set to
approx. 200 cm
5.3 ms
approx. 400 cm
10.6 ms
approx. 600 cm
15.9 ms
DF
SW
DS
LS
C
ª
RS
Ideal surround
speaker position
Place all your speakers within this circumference
==) FRONT(R)
v
SURROUND(L) (======== SURROUND(R)
v
Center
channel balance (0 dB)
Speaker Setting
L
0
ms
C
Exit
Test
signal
0
dB
Test
LS
0
dB
0
dB
0
ms
0
dB
Press RETURN to exit
R
SW
RS
Subwoofer
channel
balance
(0 dB)
Surround (R)
Surround (L)
channel balance (0 dB) channel balance (0 dB)
≥Underlined items are factory preset.
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1. Press the cursor buttons [3, 4, 2, 1] to select “Test” and
press [ENTER].
A test signal is output from one speaker at a time, starting with the
front left speaker and proceeding clockwise.
FRONT(L) ==) CENTER
C
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Channel balance
2. While listening to the test signal, press the cursor buttons
[3, 4] to adjust the volume of the center and surround
speakers so they are the same apparent volume as the front
speakers. (The front speakers cannot be adjusted here.)
3. Press [ENTER]. (The test signals are stopped.)
Note
≥A test signal is not output from the subwoofer. To adjust its volume,
play something, then return to this screen to adjust to your taste.
Troubleshooting Guide
Before requesting service for this player, check the chart below for a possible cause of the problem you are experiencing. Some simple checks or
a minor adjustment on your part may eliminate the problem and restore proper operation.
If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for
instructions.
Reference pages are shown as black circled numbers 6.
No power.
Insert the AC mains lead securely into the household mains socket. 9
The player is automatically
switched to the standby mode.
To conserve power, the player automatically switches to the standby mode after approx. 30 minutes
elapse in the stop mode (Auto power-off function). Turn the power back to ON.
Play fails to start even when
[1 PLAY] is pressed.
Play starts but then stops
immediately.
Condensation has formed: Wait about 1 to 2 hours for it to evaporate.
This player cannot play discs other than DVD, Video CD and CD. 6
DVDs with a region number other than “2” or “ALL” cannot be played. DVDs with multiple region
numbers including “2” can be played. 6
The disc may be dirty and may require cleaning. [
Ensure that the disc is installed with the label of the side to be played facing upwards. <
No picture.
Ensure that the equipment is connected properly. 9 :
Ensure the television’s video input setting (e.g. AV1, AV2) is correct.
No sound.
Distorted sound.
Ensure that the equipment is connected properly. 9 : QjT
Ensure that the input settings for the television and stereo system are correct.
Adjust the master volume using the GUI screen for player information. J
Turn V.S.S. off or select the appropriate V.S.S. mode. G
Picture is distorted during rapid
advance or rapid reverse.
The picture will be somewhat distorted at times: This is normal.
No key operation (by the player
and/or the remote control) is
effective.
Some operations may be prohibited by the disc.
Press [Í/I] to switch the player to the standby mode and then back to ON. Alternatively, press [Í/I]
to switch the player to the standby mode, disconnect the AC mains lead and then reconnect it. (The
player may not be operating properly due to lightning, static electricity or some other external factor.)
The picture shown on the
television is not normal.
(The sides of the picture are cut
off or black bands appear at the
top and bottom of the screen.)
Go to the initial settings menu “6 TV Aspect” and change the setting to suit your television. You may
also need to change the screen mode on the television itself. ; P
No on-screen display.
The “Off” setting is selected for “1 On-Screen Messages” in “4 On-Screen Messages”:
Select “On”. N
GUI screens not displayed or only
partially displayed on the TV
screen.
Change the position of the GUI screens using “2 Colour and Position” in “4 On-Screen Messages” of
the initial settings. N
The language for the player’s
menus and on-screen messages is
wrong.
Go to the initial settings menu “3 Menu Language” and change the language. N
No operations can be performed
with the remote control.
To conserve power, the player is automatically switches to the standby mode after approx.
30 minutes elapse in the stop mode (Auto power-off function). Turn the power back to ON.
Check the batteries are installed with the correct polarities (i and j). 7
The batteries are depleted: Replace them with new ones. 7
Point the remote control at the remote control sensor and operate. 7
Operate the remote control at a distance of not more than 7 m from the remote control sensor. 7
Remove the obstacles between the remote control and remote control sensor. 7
For Your Reference
Common Problems
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Troubleshooting Guide
For Your Reference
DVD
No subtitles.
Subtitles appear only with discs which contain them.
Subtitles are cleared from the TV monitor. Display the subtitles. B I
Alternative soundtrack (or
subtitle) languages fail to be
selected.
An alternative language is not selected with discs which do not contain more than one language.
In the case of some discs, the alternative language cannot be selected by operating the [AUDIO] or
[SUBTITLE]. Try selecting it from the disc’s menu if one is available. @
Angle cannot be changed.
This function is dependent on software availability. Even if a disc has a number of angles recorded,
these angles may be recorded for specific scenes only (when “ANGLE” lights up on the player’s FL
display).
Soundtrack and/or subtitle
language is not the one selected
at the initial settings.
If the soundtrack and/or subtitle language does not exist on the disc, the language selected at the
initial settings will not be seen/heard.
The disc’s menu is displayed in
French (example).
The setup “3 Menus” of “1 Disc Languages” is set to French: Select English. L
Sound does not come from a
speaker.
Check the connections. 9 : QjT
If you have connected this player to an amplifier through the audio output terminals, go to the initial
settings menu “8 Speaker Setting” and change the settings to suit your speakers. Select “Yes” for all
the speakers you have connected. W
If you have connected this player to an amplifier (with built-in decoder) through the digital audio
output terminal, go to the initial settings menu “7 Digital Audio Output” and change the settings to
“Bitstream” for “2 Dolby Digital” or “3 DTS Digital Surround”. U
Sound will only come from the two front speaker if V.S.S. is on. Turn V.S.S. off. G
The password for rating level has
been forgotten.
Reset all the settings to Factory
Preset.
While stopped, press and hold [:] and [;] on the player and then also press and hold [<] on the
player until “Initialized” disappears from the television (after about 3 seconds).
All initial settings will return to the default values.
The vocals cannot be turned off.
You have selected an audio channel that includes a vocal channel. Read the disc’s jacket to choose
the correct channel. A
There are no vocals while playing
Karaoke DVD.
When you have connected this unit to other equipment through a DIGITAL AUDIO OUT terminal, go
to “7 Digital Audio Output” in the initial settings and change the setting for ”2 Dolby Digital” to “PCM”.
Q SjV
A menu is shown after playing
each song on a Karaoke DVD.
Most Karaoke DVDs are designed to do this. Some discs have an item in the menu that allows you
to play all the songs.
Video CD
This function works only for Video CDs with playback control. 7
No menu play.
Self-diagnosis display function
When an error or trouble is detected during operation, a message appears in the FL display.
When a message has appeared, check the details given below.
Message
CHECK THE DISC
H∑∑
∑∑stands
for a number.
Player status
Remedy
Disc is dirty.
Wipe the disc clean.
Trouble is likely to have occurred. The
number following “H” differs depending on
the status of the player.
Press [Í/I] to switch the player to the standby mode and then
back to ON. Alternatively, press [Í/I] to switch the player to the
standby mode, disconnect the AC mains lead, and then reconnect
it.
≥If the message fails to be cleared, even when remedial action is taken, ask a service technician to repair the player.
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Disc handling
Choose discs with these marks:
However, do not use irregularly shaped discs, such as heart-shaped.
(Discs of this sort can damage the player.)
Maintenance
To clean this unit, wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
If the surfaces are extremely dirty, use a soft cloth dipped in a soapand-water solution or a weak detergent solution.
≥Never use alcohol, paint thinner or benzine to clean this unit.
≥Before using chemically treated cloth, read the instructions that
came with the cloth carefully.
∫ How to hold a disc
Do not touch the recorded surface.
∫ If the surface is dirty
∫ If the disc is brought from a cold to a warm
environment, moisture may form on the disc
Wipe with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth before using the disc.
∫ Handling precautions
≥Do not write on the label side with a ball-point pen or other writing
instrument.
≥Do not use record cleaning sprays, benzine, thinner, static electricity prevention liquids or any other solvent.
≥Do not attach labels or stickers to discs. (Do not use discs with exposed adhesive from tape or left over peeled-off stickers.)
≥Do not use scratch-proof protectors or covers other than those
specified for use with this player.
For Your Reference
Wipe it with a damp cloth and then wipe dry.
∫ Do not place or store discs in the following
places
≥Locations exposed to direct sunlight
≥Humid or dusty locations
≥Locations directly exposed to a heat vent or heating appliance
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Specifications
Power requirements:
Power consumption:
Dimensions:
AC 220–240 V, 50 Hz
18 W
430 (W)k271 (D)k82 (H) mm
(excluding protrusions)
2.9 kg
PAL 625/50, PAL 525/60, NTSC
i5 to i35 oC
5–90 % RH (no condensation)
Mass:
Signal system:
Operating temperature range:
Operating humidity range:
Discs played:
(1) DVD-Video disc:
12 cm single-sided, single-layer
12 cm single-sided, dual-layer
12 cm double-sided, single-layer
8 cm single-sided, single-layer
8 cm single-sided, dual-layer
8 cm double-sided, single-layer
(2) Compact disc (CD-DA, Video CD):
12 cm disc
8 cm disc
Video output:
Output level:
1 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Output terminal:
RCA (2 systems), AV1/AV2
S video output:
Y output level:
1 Vp-p (75 ≠)
C output level:
NTSC:
0.286 Vp-p (75 ≠)
PAL:
0.300 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Output terminal:
S terminal (1 system)/AV1
RGB video output:
R output level:
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
G output level:
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
B output level:
0.7 Vp-p (75 ≠)
Output terminal:
AV1
Audio output:
Output level:
2 Vrms (1 kHz, 0 dB)
Output terminal:
Mixed output (L/R):
RCA (1 system), AV1/AV2
5.1ch discrete output:
RCA (1 system)
Audio signal output characteristics:
(1) Frequency response:
≥DVD (linear audio):
4 Hz–22 kHz (48 kHz sampling)
4 Hz–44 kHz (96 kHz sampling)
≥CD audio:
4 Hz–20 kHz (EIAJ)
(2) S/N ratio:
≥CD audio:
115 dB (EIAJ)
(3) Dynamic range:
≥DVD (linear audio):
103 dB
≥CD audio:
99 dB (EIAJ)
(4) Total harmonic distortion:
≥CD audio:
0.002 % (EIAJ)
Digital audio output:
Optical digital output:
Optical terminal
Coaxial audio output:
Pin jack
Headphone jack:
Output terminal:
Stereo, 6.3 mm jack
Pickup:
Wave length:
665 nm
Laser power:
CLASS 2
Power consumption in standby mode: approx. 4.0 W
Note
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mass and dimensions are approximate.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual
property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection technology must be authorized
by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
Osaka 542-8588, Japan
p
C 2000 Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
VQT8626
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