Apex Digital AD1118 Troubleshooting guide

Troubleshooting Guide
Check the following guide for a possible correction to a problem before contacting customer support. We recommend visiting
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SYMPTOMS AND CORRECTION
Symptom
No power
No picture
Correction
• Connect the power plug into the wall outlet securely.
• Verify the power button on the player is engaged.
• Press STOP button then press I/P button on the remote control repeatedly.
• Connect the video cable into the jacks securely. Refer to your television
owners manual.
• Verify the connection from the DVD video output to the TV video input.
Then switch TV to appropriate mode (Video 1, Video 2, etc.).
No sound
• Connect the audio cables into the jacks securely.
• Verify the connection from the DVD audio output to the TV or receiver
audio input. Then switch to the appropriate input source on the receiver.
Refer to your audio amplifier owners manual for specific instructions.
A red picture on screen
• Press STOP button then press the I/P button on your remote control repeatedly.
Black & White picture
• Incorrect connection of component video cables
• Damaged S connector (bent pin), check for bent pins on your S-Video cable.
• Press STOP button, then press I/P button on remote repeatedly.
The playback picture
has occasional distortion
• Picture distortion may appear because of a poor quality video/sound transfer.
Wipe with a soft clean cloth top remove fingerprints or other residue.
• A scratched disc may disrupt or interfere with the video signal
Brightness is unstable
or noises are produced
on playback pictures
• Connect the DVD player directly through the TV and not through any other
source like a VCR. What you’re viewing is the effect of the copy protection
circuitry required on all DVD players.
My television does not
have video inputs
• You must purchase an RF adapter from your local dealer. RF adapters are
also available for purchase online at www.shop-apex.com
The DVD video player
does not start playback
• Place the disc with the graphics side up.
• Place the disc on the disc tray correctly inside the guides.
•Turn the power off then disconnect the power plug. Reinsert it back into
the wall and retry again.
• Make sure the disc is free from scratches & fingerprints.
• Press the SETUP button to turn off the menu screen.
• Cancel the parental lock function or change the parental lock level. (The
Pre-set password is 3308.)
• Use region 1 discs only.
MP3 won't read disc
or it skips
• Reburn disc as the software edition used may not be compatible with the
player. Check web site for instruction.
• When burning discs,use the ISO 9660 type format. This option is typically in
the preference settings section of your burning software.If using ADAPTEC
3.5 or higher set to mode 1.
The remote control does
not work properly
• Replace the batteries with new ones.
• Point the remote closer to the unit. Remove any obstructions and reposition
bright lights that may be reflecting off of the player.
Apex Digital, Inc.
Walnut, CA 91789
DVD Player
AD1118
User Manual
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FCC and Safety Information
FCC and Safety Information
18. If the unit has been dropped or otherwise damaged, turn off
the power and disconnect the AC power cord.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION:
This unit employs a laser. Due to possible eye injury, only qualified service personnel should remove the
cover or attempt to service this device. Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
1. Read these instructions.
NOTE:
3. Heed all warnings.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures :
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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.
It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show, play in public, and rent copyrighted material without permission.
Since it is usual for DVD movies to be released at different times in different
regions of the world, all players have region codes and discs can have an
optional region code. If you load a disc of a different region code to your
player, you will see the region code notice on the screen. This player
displays region 1 discs only.
Never make or change connections with the power switched on.
CLASS 1
LASER PRODUCT
CAUTION: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN AVOID EXPOSURE
TO BEAM (WARNING LOCATION: INSIDE ON LASER COVERSHIELD)
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE AND ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS
UNIT TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: To reduce the risk
of fire and electric shock, do
not remove the cover (or back) of the unit. Refer
servicing only to qualified service personnel.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated
"dangerous voltage" within product's enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute
a risk of electric shock.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the
presence of important operation and servicing
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
In addition to the careful attention devoted to quality
standards in the manufacture of your video product,
safety is a major factor in the design of every instrument.
However, safety is your responsibility, too. This sheet lists
important information that will help to assure your
enjoyment and proper use of the video product and
accessory equipment. Please read them carefully before
operation and using your video product.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR
ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE
TO RAIN OR MOISTURE.
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
PROGRESSIVE SCAN OUTPUT NOTICE
Consumers should note that not all high definition television
sets are fully compatible with this product and may cause
artifacts to be displayed in the picture. In case of 525 or 625
progressive scan picture problems,it is recommended that
the user switch the connection to the ‘standard definition’
output.It there are questions regarding our TV set compatibility
with this model 525p and 625p DVD player, please contact our
customer service center.
19. If smoke, odors or noises are emitted from the unit, turn off
the power and disconnect the AC power cord.
2. Keep these instructions.
20. Placement: Avoid placing the unit in areas of direct sunlight,
heating radiators, closed automobiles, high temperature
(over 35C(95F), high humidity (over 90%), excessive dust,
vibration, impact or where the surface is titled, as the
internal parts may be seriously damaged.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
21. Non-use periods: When the unit is not used, turn the power
off.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with
the manufacturer's instructions.
22. When the unit is unused for a long period of time, the unit
should be unplugged from the household AC outlet.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat
registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers)
that produce heat.
23. No fingers or other objects inside: Touching internal parts of
this unit is dangerous and may cause serious damage to
the unit. Do not attempt to disassemble the unit.
9. Do not defect the safety purpose of the polarized plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the
other. The wide blade is provided for your safety. If the
provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an
electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
24. Do not put any foreign object on the disc tray.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point
where they exit from the apparatus.
26. Keep the unit away from flower vases, tubs, sinks, etc. If
liquids are spilled into the unit, serious damage could occur.
27. Keep magnetic objects, such as speakers, distant from the
player.
11. O n l y u s e a t t a c h m e n t s / a c c e s s o r i e s s p e c i f i e d b y t h e
manufacturer.
28. Stacking: Place the unit in a horizontal position and do not
place anything heavy on it.
12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified
by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is
used, use caution when moving the cart / apparatus
combination To avoid injury from tip-over.
29. Do not place the unit on amplifiers or other equipment which
may become hot.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused
for long period of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way,
such as when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled, objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, or when the
unit does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
15. The apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing
and no objects filled with liquids, such as vases, shall be placed
on the apparatus.
16. Power cord protection: To avoid any malfunctions of the unit and
to protect against electric shock, fire or personal injury, please
observe the following:
a) Hold the plug firmly when connecting or disconnecting the
AC power cord to this unit.
b) Do not connect or disconnect the AC power cord with wet
hands.
c) Keep the AC power cord away from heating appliances.
d) Never put any heavy object on the AC power cord.
e) Do not attempt to repair or reconstruct the AC power cord in
any way.
17. Remote dust, dirt, etc. on the plug at regular intervals.
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25. Keep away from water and magnets.
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30. Condesation/Moisture may form on the lens in the following
cases:
a) immediately after a heater has been turned on.
b) in a steamy or very humid room.
c) the unit is moved from a cold environment to a warm
one.
31. If moisture forms inside this unit, it may not operate
properly. In this case, turn off the power and wait about one
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
32. Noise interference while a broadcast is being received.
Depending on the receptio
n condition of TV, interference may appear on the TV
screen while you are watching a TV broadcast, if the units is
switched on. This is not a malfunction of the unit or the TV.
To watch a TV broadcast, turn off this unit.
33. Use of controls or adjustment or performance of procedures other than those specified here in may result in
hazardous radiation exposure.
34. Polarization: This video product is equipped with a polarized
alternating current line plug. This plug will fit into the power
outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug still fails to fit,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. To
prevent electric shock, do not use this polarized plug with
an extension cord, receptacle, or other outlet unless the
blades can be fully inserted without blade exposure. If you
need an extension cord, use a polarized cord.
Table of Contents - Continued
Table of Contents
FCC and Safety Information ........................................................................................................................ 1
Table of Contents .................................................................................................................................. 3
Introduction to your Player .................................................................................................................... 5
What's in the Box? ............................................................................................................................. 5
Care of the Disc ................................................................................................................................. 5
Getting Started ....................................................................................................................................... 6
Remote Control Battery Installation ...................................................................................................... 6
Remote Control Overview ..................................................................................................................... 7
Front & Rear Panel Overview ............................................................................................................... 8
Front Panel View ................................................................................................................................ 8
Rear Panel View ................................................................................................................................ 8
How to Connect Your Player To A Television ..................................................................................... 9
How to Connect Your Player To An Amplifier/Receiver ..................................................................... 10
What is MP3? ........................................................................................................................ 21
About MP3 ........................................................................................................................................ 21
Program Settings .......................................................................................................................... 22
CD/MP3/DVD program menu .......................................................................................................... 22
How to Play Kodak Picture CD/JPEGs ............................................................................................... 22
Setup Menu Options ............................................................................................................................ 23
Language ......................................................................................................................... 23
Video Output Selection............................................................................................................................. 23
TV Shape ............................................................................................................................................. 24
Audio Output Selection..........................................................................................................................24
Rating.......................................................................................................................................24
Specifications.................................................................................................................................25
Limited Warranty ................................................................................................................................. 26
Troubleshooting Guide ..................................................................................................... BACK COVER
How to Play a Disc .............................................................................................................................. 12
Function Buttons ................................................................................................................................. 12
Power ON/OFF ................................................................................................................................ 12
Open/Close Disc Tray ...................................................................................................................... 13
Play,Pause/Step,Stop Function ....................................................................................................... 13
Skip Forward/Backward ................................................................................................................... 13
Search Forward/Backward ............................................................................................................... 14
Slow Forward ................................................................................................................................... 14
Select an item in the Menu .............................................................................................................. 14
On Screen Display Menu ................................................................................................................. 15
Disc/Title Menu ................................................................................................................................ 15
GOTO a desired selection............................................................................................................... 15
Repeat ............................................................................................................................................. 16
A-B Repeat ...................................................................................................................................... 17
Numeric Key Pad/Direct Program access ....................................................................................... 17
Multi-Angle ....................................................................................................................................... 17
I/P Progressive Scan ....................................................................................................................... 18
Multi-Subtitle .................................................................................................................................... 18
Multi-Audio Soundtrack .................................................................................................................... 18
AFF (Active Full Screen Function) ................................................................................................... 19
Zoom ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Mute ................................................................................................................................................. 19
Volume Up/Down ............................................................................................................................. 20
Shuffle Play ...................................................................................................................................... 20
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Introduction to your Player
Getting Started
Thank you for purchasing your new Apex Digital
AD 1118 DVD Player. It is designed for you to
enjoy most forms of disc media and “at-themovies” picture quality with cinema quality sound.
The player has built in copyright
protection technology that
prevents copying from a DVD
disc to any media.
If a video recorder is connected to the
player, the video output image will be
distorted during recording.
Your new player also supports CD and MP3. It has
several enhanced features including S-Video
output, Parental Control, and Kodak Picture CD to
view your digital photo files in a slide show
presentation. The Progressive Scan feature will
provide a “film-like” video quality when connected
to newer EDTV and HDTV sets that incorporate
Progressive Scan technology with component
video inputs.
Disc Types
Capacity
DVD
What's in the Box?
CD
Single-layer / Single side
4.7GB = 2 hr
Single-layer / Double sides
9.4GB = 4.5 hr
650MB = 74min
Double-layers / Single side
8.5GB = 4 hr
Double-layers / Double sides
17GB = 8 hr
Disc Size
12 cm/8 cm
Subtitles
32
Soundtracks
8
12 cm/8 cm
DVD Player (AD 1118)
RCA Audio/Video Cables (1 Pr)
Remote Control (1)
AAA Battery (2)
User Manual (1)
Acessory Store Insert Card (1)
EZ Hook Up Guide (1)
Things You Should Know Insert (1)
-Unpack the unit and save the box and packing for the
duration of the warranty period in the event you may
need to ship the unit to us for repair.
-Read through this owner’s manual, EZ Guide, and
“Things You Should Know” insert before installation and
use.
-Load batteries into the remote control unit and verify
batteries are installed correctly.
-Connect the player to your TV, make sure the
connections are secured.
-Connect the power plug to the AC power outlet.
NOTE:
Certain features contained in this DVD
player are related to the DVD disc’s
software.
Check the features printed on the
disc’s packaging or follow the
instructions of the disc’s on-screen
menu.
Remote Control Battery Installation
Remove the battery compartment cover.
Load two fresh AAA batteries into the battery compartment.
Make sure that the batteries have been inserted
properly, matching to the symbols +, - marked in the
battery compartment. Close the battery compartment
cover.
Care of the Disc
A video disc contains high density compressed data
that requires proper Handling.
When replacing batteries, replace both of them. Do not
mix new and used batteries together, otherwise, battery
life will be much shorter than normal.
Hold the disc's outer edge and/or the center spindle
hole. Do not touch the disc surface if at all possible.
Format Logo
Note: Apex Digital inc, shall not be responsible for damage
that may occur to a disc from being operated in the player.
Due to unforeseen software compatibility issues, certain
forms of disc media may not playback properly. This
includes compressed media formats, i.e. MP3,JPEG files.
DVD features symbols:
Each DVD disc contains various features depending on production of the disc. Below are some of the symbols representing
the features:
Regional Code/Video output system
Dolby Digital Surround
DVD Discs are manufactured
under a worldwide agreed
upon "DVD Regional Code
System". This player is
designed for playback of
Region 1 discs only, for use in
Canada and USA.
Do not bend or press on the disc. Do NOT expose the
disc to direct sunlight or heating sources.
Remote Sensor
Within approximately
6 meter (20 feet)
The remote control transmits a directional
infrared beam. Be sure to aim the remote control
directly at the infrared sensor of the unit during
operation.
Store discs in a cabinet vertically, in a dry location.
Prevent exposure to:
- Direct sunlight
- Heat or exhaust from a heating device.
- Extreme humidity.
If the sensor has been covered or there is an
obstruction, the remote may not respond.
Clean the disc surface with a soft, dry cleaning cloth.
Wipe the disc surface gently, from center toward the
outer edge.
Number of Audio Tracks
Number of Subtitles
The sensor may not be able to receive the remote
signal when it is exposed to direct sunlight or a
strong artificial light (flourescent or strobe light).
In this case, change the direction of the light or
reposition the unit to avoid direct lighting.
Do not apply thinner, alcohol chemical solvent, or
sprays when cleaning. Such cleaning fluids will
permanently damage the disc surface.
Screen Format
Child Lock
Do not attach paper or tape to the disc. A video disc
contains high density compressed data that requires
proper Handling.
Angle Indicator
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Remote Control Overview
Front & Rear Panel Overview
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Standby (Turn player on/off after engaging
power button on unit) p12
Numeric Entry Pad p16,17
Skip Forward p13
Skip Backward p13
Direction Keys p12,14,16,18,19,22,23
Enter/Play p12,13,14,16,18,22,23,24
Stop p13,18
Menu p15
Setup p23,24
Audio p18
Resume
Program p25
Shuffle p20
I/P (S-Video/Interlace/Progressive Scan) p9,18
Angle p17,22
Disc Tray Open/Close p12,13
Volume Adjust +/- p20
Repeat p16
Mute p19
A-B Repeat p17
Search Bacward p14
Search Forward p14
Pause/Step p13
Title p15
Slow p14
Display p15
AFF p19
GoTo p15,16
Clear p15
Zoom p19
Subtitle p18
Front Panel View
Play/Pause
Open/Close
Power Indicator light
Stop
IR Sensor
Disc Tray
Standby
Rear Panel View
Composite Video
Output
Progressive Scan
(Component Video) Outputs
Y Pb Pr
Important:
Certain features of this DVD player may not operate if the disc does not
support the feature, or requires special settings.
Check the feature content printed on the disc's packaging.
**NOTE:
The remote control transmits a directional infrared beam. Be sure to aim the remote control directly at the infrared sensor
during operation. When the sensor is covered or there is a large object between the remote control and the sensor will
not receive a signal. The sensor may not be able to receive signals properly when it is exposed to direct sunlight or
strong artificial light (such as a fluorescent or strobe light). In this case, change the direction of the light or reposition the
unit to avoid direct lighting.
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S-Video
Output
Coaxial Digital Output
Analog /Down
Mix Audio
2 channel L/R
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How to Connect Your Player To A Television
How to Connect your Player To An Amplifier/Receiver
The AD 1118 is ready for use simply by connecting to your TV using the composite or S-Video diagrams below (S-Video cable not included).
For cinema quality sound, connect the audio cables directly to your home theater equipment for maximum audio enjoyment.
Better - S-Video
Good - Composite
Good
Better
Enjoy the dynamic and realistic sound of Dolby Pro Logic
Surround by connecting an amplifier and speaker system
(right and left front speakers, a center speaker, and one or
two rear speakers).
Enjoy the dynamic sound of 2 Channel Digital Audio by
connecting an amplifier equipped with a coaxial digital input
(coaxial cable sold separately).
Yellow
Yellow
Red
To Tv Video Input
Red
White
To S-Video Input on TV
To TV Audio L, R Input
White
To TV Audio L, R Input
Yellow
Yellow
Red
For better quality, connect the DVD video player with an optional
S-Video cable if the TV has an S-Video input. Do not connect the
yellow video cable if using an S-Video cable. Connect the supplied
audio (red & white) cables as shown.
To view, cycle through your TV input sources from your TV remote
(Video 1, 2, etc.) to select the source that your DVD player is
connected to.
If there is no picture present, remove any disc from the player.
Press the I/P button on your DVD player’s remote control
repeatedly to access the S-Video Mode.
Connect the supplied video (yellow) and audio (red & white)
cables as shown.
To view, cycle through your TV input sources from your TV remote
(Video 1, 2, etc.) to select the source that your DVD player is
connected to.
White
To Amplifier/Receiver
with Digital Coaxial Input
To Dolby Surround
Equipped Receiver
(L+R Audio Input)
To TV Video Input
To TV Video Input
Best - Component
The AD 1118 incorporates the Progressive Scan feature for use with HDTV/EDTV sets for the best possible video quality. Check your
television manual for compatibility to utilize this feature.
To Progressive Scan Video Input
Y
Pb
IMPORTANT:
Pr
Front Left
Speaker
Do not connect the Component (Y, Pb, Pr
and S-Video connectors simultaneously.
Front Left
Speaker
Front Right
Speaker
Front Right
Speaker
Center Channel
Note: Use the interlaced setting when using a standard TV. If
you view a black and white distorted picture on your TV,
press I/P (your installation may be interlaced and it may have
been put into Progressive Scan Mode by mistake).
Y
Pb
Pr
Red
White
Note: Your Apex DVD Player is equipped with Progressive
Scan Output (Y, Pb, Pr / Component Video Outputs)
otherwise known as 480P (P=Progressive). The 480P image
offers the best quality picture and eliminates virtually all
motion artifacts. This feature is designed for newer EDTV or
HDTV sets only.
To TV Audio L, R Input
Note: To switch back and forth between Interlace and
Progressive Video Mode, press I/P on your remote control
to cycle between the three modes. Please refer to page 18 in
this manual to learn more about this function.
Connect the optional Component (Y, Pb, Pr) video cables and
audio (red & white) cables to your HDTV/EDTV set as shown.
To view, cycle through your TV input sources from your TV remote
(Video 1,2, etc.) to select the source that your DVD player is
connected to.
Press STOP button then press I/P button repeatedly.
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Dolby Surround
Connection Example
Surround Left
Speaker
2 Channel Digital Audio
Connection Example
Surround Right
Speaker
(Continued on p 11)
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How to Connect your Player To An Amplifier/Receiver -Continued
Best
Dolby Digital can deliver surround sound with
five discrete full range channels plus a sixth
channel for a subwoofer.
You can enjoy your APEX DVD with a Dolby
Digital equipped home theater system. All you
need is to connect your DVD player to a Dolby
Digital receiver or a Dolby Digital Ready receiver
with an external decoder. Connect the Digital
(RCA) Coaxial output of your player to Digital
(RCA) Coaxial input of the amplifier.
Yellow
To Dolby Digital Equipped
Receiver/Processor
To TV Video Input
How to setup the digital output:
How To Play A Disc
Turn on the player
Load a disc
Push the main POWER button to turn on the
DVD unit. Once on, you may wish to use the
Standby button from your remote to turn the unit
on or to Standby Mode, which places the player
in to a low powered sleep mode when not in use.
Press OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote
control (or front panel) to open the disc tray.
Insert
disc
label
side
up.
Press
OPEN/CLOSE button or PLAY button. The
disc will initiate. When the Movie Menu
appears on screen, press ENTER/ or a
DIRECTION KEY to select the desired
feature in the menu. Press ENTER/
button
on the remote (or on the unit) to start
playback of the DVD.
Turn on your TV (Home Theater System)
Select the corresponding inputs on your TV
(Video 1, Video 2, etc.). If connected through an
amplifier/receiver, cycle through your Home
Theater System’s audio input sources (audio 1,
audio 2, etc.) and locate the input assigned to
your DVD player.
From the "Audio setup page", set "Digital Out" to
"RAW" with DIRECTION buttons and then press
ENTER/PLAY.
NOTE: Place the disc’s label side up, blank
side down.
Press a DIRECTION KEY to
select the desired feature in the
movie menu, and then press the
ENTER/ button to confirm a
selection.
IMPORTANT:
Front Left
Speaker
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 is intended for
home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation.
Reverse
engineering
or
disassembly is prohibited.
Front Right
Speaker
Center Channel
It is forbidden by law to copy, broadcast, show,
play in public, and rent copyrighted material
without permission.
NOTE:
Normally, when a MP3 disc is loaded, the unit will
take a longer time to download the initial data.
A DVD disc that does not match the region code
cannot be played by this player.
This DVD player will play Region 1 DVDs only.
To return to the disc's Main Menu, press the
MENU button on the remote.
Do not load a disc upside down.
Function Buttons
Standby
DVD Video discs are copy protected, and any
recordings made from these discs will be
distorted.
Dolby Digital (5.1) Surround
Connection Example
Make certain the POWER button is engaged on
the player front panel.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks
of Dolby Laboratories. Confidential unpublished
works. 1992-1997 Dolby Laboratories, Inc. All
rights reserved.
Press the STANDBY button to turn on the unit or
off (low powered Sleep Mode).
Surround Left
Speaker
Surround Right
Speaker
**NOTE:
(Always) remove the disc when not in use.
SUBWOOFER
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Function Buttons - Continued
Function Buttons - Continued
Search Forward/Backward
Open/Close Disc Tray
To open and close the disc tray:
Press
Press OPEN/CLOSE button on the remote or
OPEN/CLOSE button on the front panel.
Press repeatedly to change search speed.
button to search forward rapidly.
x
Press
x
x
x
button to search backward rapidly.
Press repeatedly to change search speed.
x
Play, Pause/Step, Stop Functions
To Play:
Press ENTER/
**NOTE:
STOP button memorizes the last video frame displayed. (To
resume, press ENTER/ button).
x
Slow Motion Forward
Press the SLOW button to play in a slow motion mode.
Step (frame by frame):
While DVD is in pause mode, press PAUSE/STEP
button to step forward frame by frame. Press ENTER/
to resume normal playback.
To Stop:
Press the STOP button to stop in two modes:
a) Press Once: The DVD will stop. Resume where you
left off by pressing ENTER/ button.
b) Press Twice: The DVD will stop. Once ENTER/ is
pressed, the DVD will initiate from its beginning start
point.
x
Player will not advance or reverse during the
"WARNING" section of a disc.
button to play the disc.
To Pause:
When DVD is playing, press PAUSE/STEP button to
pause. Note that the picture is now in a still-frame
mode.
x
Press repeatedly to change slow forward speed.
Press ENTER/
button to resume normal playback
NOTE: The unit is muted during slow motion
forward.
Select an item in the Movie Menu
Skip Forward/Backward
While in the Movie Disc Menu or in Setup Mode:
Press
button to skip forward to the next
chapter/track.
Press DIRECTION KEYS to navigate through
the listed content on your DVD.
Press
button to skip backward to the
previous chapter/track.
Press ENTER/
Player will not advance or reverse during the
"WARNING" section of a disc.
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button to confirm a selection.
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DVD Disc
On Screen Display Menu
Press DISPLAY button to switch the OSD (On Screen
Display) on or off while the disc is playing to get
more detailed playback information.
This will provide you with current information about
the disc you are playing. (i.e. elapsed time of play,
remaining time of play,etc. ).
**NOTE: There are several different OSD indicators for each
disc format: DVD, CD, MP3, and Picture CD.
Press the GOTO button to select GOTO mode.
Press the LEFT/RIGHT DIRECTIONS KEYS to highlight a desired item.
Search
Within a Chapter
Time --:--:--
Input time hh:mm:ss
(Hour : Minute : Second)
Title/Chapter ---/--Press ENTER/
.
button
Input title / chapter number
CD Disc
Press the GOTO button to enter the Track Search mode.
Disc / Title Menu
Press the GOTO button again to enter Disc Search mode.
The Movie Disc Menu is a DVD disc feature,
allowing the user to select the content on screen
available and special features.
Press MENU button to return to the Movie Menu.
Press TITLE button to return to the DVD disc Title.
**NOTE:
Certain DVD discs may not allow GOTO
functionality. GOTO does NOT function
during program playback.
Track Search
Disc Search --:--:-Within a Track
Input time hh:mm:ss
(Hour : Minute : Second)
Track
Input track number XXX
(Track Number)
---
Press ENTER/
button.
Disc Title is the beginning track of a DVD disc.
Repeat
**NOTE: Most DVD discs may not respond to the
"TITLE" function.
DVD Disc
Press the REPEAT button sequentially to reach
the desired repeat mode (see below).
GOTO a desired selection
This function does NOT apply to MP3
Press the GOTO button to play your disc at a
desired Title, Chapter or Time location on the DVD.
Repeat Chapter
Repeat Title
Off
CD Disc
Repeat Single
Repeat All
Off
Press the CLEAR button to cancel an entry.
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Repeat the Chapter
Repeat the Title
Repeat function off
Repeat the selected track
Repeat All
Repeat function off
MP3 Disc
Repeat Single
Repeat All
Off
**NOTE: Certain DVD discs may
not allow Repeat functionality
Play the selected file
Repeat All
Repeat function off
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I/P Progressive Scan
A-B Repeat
To repeat playback of a desired section of a disc:
The player is equipped with three modes of video output
(For the 3 connection options available to you, see p 9):
1) Press the A-B RPT button
at the beginning of the desired section, "A".
1) S-Video / Composite Video (Default Setting)
2) Interlace component (for non HDTV sets with component input)
3) Progressive Scan component *
*For use with ED/HDTV to produce a "film-like" quality
DVD presentation.
2) Press the A-B RPT button again
at the end of the desired section, "B".
The player will repeat playback of the section
from point A to point B.
**NOTE:
Certain DVD discs may not allow A-B RPT Repeat
functionality.
A-B RPT function does not apply to MP3 disc.
The period between A and B should be atleast 3 secs.
Press the A-B RPT button again to cancel the
function and return to normal play.
Press STOP button then press I/P button on the
remote control repeatedly to display a signal based on
your connection from your DVD player to TV.
**NOTE:
Only 1 output (S-Video, Interlace component, or
Progressive Scan component) may be used at one time.
Interlace component and Progressive Scan component use
the same video output jacks named Y, Pb, Pr. Typically,
EDTV or HDTV sets support a Progressive Scan video input
providing a more desirable “film-like” quality.
Numeric Key Pad / Direct Program access
Multi-Subtitle
Press the numeric key pad to input data for
programming, time, track, or chapter searches.
If a DVD disc contains the Multi-Subtitle feature, a
subtitle may be selected:
While in playback mode, repeatedly press the SUB-T
button to select the desired subtitled language.
Status will be displayed on screen.
**NOTE: Certain DVD discs may not allow direct access
functionality.
**NOTE:
A DVD disc may contain up to 32 subtitle selections.
Multi-Angle
Certain DVD discs may contain specially featured
scenes that are shot simultaneously from a number
of different angles. For these discs, the same
scenes can be viewed from each of these different
angles using the ANGLE button (The recorded
angles vary depending on the disc programmed).
A DVD disc may contain up to 9 selectable viewing
angles.
Multi-Audio Soundtrack
If a DVD disc contains Multi-Angle material,
viewing angles may be selected:
If a DVD disc contains a Multi-Audio Soundtrack
feature, Audio Language can be selected:
During playback, repeatedly press the ANGLE
button to select the desired viewing angle. Status
will be displayed on screen.
During playback, repeatedly press AUDIO button to
select the desired audio language. Playback status
will be displayed on screen.
In most cases, an Audio Soundtrack selection will be
displayed on a DVD disc start up menu. Press
the DIRECTION KEYS to select ENTER/ button to
confirm.
**NOTE:
A DVD disc may contain up to 8 audio language selections.
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AFF (Active Full Screen Function)
Volume Up/Down
AFF (Active Full Screen Function) allows you to fill
the TV screen viewing area when playing a
widescreen formatted DVD on a standard 4:3
television. Depending on the aspect ratio of the DVD
presentation, the size of the black bars may vary.
While playing back a disc,
Press the VOLUME button - or +
to adjust the volume output
Volume level will display on screen.
Press AFF button to eliminate or reduce the black
bars on the top and bottom of the screen.
Before AFF
After AFF
Shuffle Play
To play back chapters or tracks of a CD or DVD
concert disc in a non-specific, random order:
Zoom
In DVD mode
Press SHUFFLE button
Press the ZOOM button to enlarge viewable picture.
Press SHUFFLE button twice
To cancel the function and return to normal mode.
Press the button sequentially to change the
zoom scale:
Press the DIRECTION KEYS to navigate within the
zoomed area.
**NOTE: The picture quality is degraded as the picture is
zoomed.
Mute
To mute or temporarily turn off sound:
Press the MUTE button
Press again to resume normal sound
output.
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Program Settings
What is MP3?
ATTENTION:
Due to unforeseen software compatibility
issues, certain forms of disc media may not
playback properly. This includes compressed
media formats, i.e. MP3, JPEG files.
This player is compatible with the following disc
formats:
DVD
CD-DA
CD-MP3
Kodak Picture CD
CD-R / CD-RW*
MP3 (MPEG 1, Audio Layer 3) is a digital audio
format for quick downloading files that sound similar
in performance to CDs. MP3 uses entropy encoding
to reduce the number of redundant sounds in an
audio signal to a minimum. It takes music from a CD
and reduces it by a factor of 12, with no noticeable
loss of quality. Whereas a typical CD holds only 74
minutes of music you can store over 130 songs with MP3.
Disc information
Sampling rate should be 44.1 kHz and bit rate is
recommended within the range from 128 Kbps to 256
Kbps, in order to achieve the best performance. In
general, higher quality settings result in larger file
sizes.
2) Use the numeric keys to input the title number
followed by the chapter numbers desired.
- Using a good quality CD-RW/CD-R
disc is recommended. Up to 650 MB
(74-minute CD) or 700 MB (80-minute
CD) of MP3 files can be recorded.
3) Use the DIRECTION KEYS to select the next
program input. Repeat step 2) until programming is
completed.
To clear the last input, press CLEAR button.
To clear all the inputs, highlight the “Clear All” icon,
press ENTER/
button to confirm.
To quit the Program Menu, press PROGRAM
button.
- Select a high quality and stable CD
Recorder (writer).
- Select an advanced CD burning
software.
- MP3 is data and not WAV information,
therefore Mode 1 must be selected
when compiling and burning your discs.
Quality
FM Radio Quality
80 Kbps
- Select Data CD Project in your
software user interface, the file system
should comply with the standard ISO
9660 or Joliet. Or, select MP3 CD
Project for more convenient operation.
44.1 kHz
96 Kbps
- Finalize the CD after it is burned.
44.1 kHz
112 Kbps
44.1 kHz
128 Kbps
Near CD Quality
44.1 kHz
160 Kbps
Good CD Quality
44.1 kHz
192 Kbps
Better than
CD Quality
44.1 kHz
224 Kbps
44.1 kHz
256 Kbps
44.1 kHz
56 Kbps
44.1 kHz
64 Kbps
44.1 kHz
Load a DVD disc.
TIPS FOR MAKING A GOOD MP3 CD
ON YOUR COMPUTER:
- Drag and drop must not be used to
compile the disc. The player will not
recognize this format.
Bit rate
CD/MP3/DVD program menu
1) Press the STOP button and then PROGRAM
button. The DVD program menu will appear.
About MP3
Sampling rate
Program to play a DVD, CD and MP3 disc in a desired sequence automatically.
NOTE:
! Certain DVD discs do not allow programming.
! Single track discs cannot be programmed.
! The program menu will only accept title/chapter/
track numbers that exist on the disc.
4) Highlight the “Play Program” icon, then press
ENTER/ button to start program playback.
5) Press STOP button twice to cancel the
programming.
Kodak Picture CD / JPEGs
Playback Kodak Picture CDs or JPEGs on the DVD player and view your pictures on your TV in a
slide show presentation. Pictures will be scaled to fit within the TV screen.
Press PAUSE/STEP button to display an image
indefinitely.
Press ENTER/
show.
button to resume the slide
Press the STOP button on your remote to
display the index screen. Use the DIRECTION
KEYS (up, down, left, right) to navigate
through your files.
Press the ENTER/
button key to display the
selection and start slide show.
Press SKIP button to view the next or previous
picture.
Press ZOOM button to zoom the picture. This
will stop the slide show. Press the
DIRECTION
KEYS
to
adjust
zoom
positioning.
Studio Quality
Press ANGLE button to rotate the picture.
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Setup Menu Options
TV shape
Various features of the player can be adjusted in the Setup Menu:
- Press STOP, then press the SETUP button.
- Setup Menu appears.
-Highlight the desired icon. Press the ENTER/
to activate the setting sub menu.
The aspect ratio of the picture can be varied in line with the features available on the TV in use.
16:9 Widescreen
4:3 Letter Box
When you connect to a widescreen TV (16:9), this
Allows you to view movies in their original aspect ratio.
setting will allow the original aspect ratio to be
The entire frame of the movie will be displayed on
displayed.
screen but will occupy a smaller portion of the screen.
button
Language
Enter this menu to setup another language in the OSD
display, DVD disc subtitle, DVD disc audio and DVD
disc Start Menu.
Press STOP, then press the SETUP button.
Highlight "Language." Press the ENTER/ button again,
language sub menu appears.
4:3 Pan Scan
The image will fit the screen. The left and right edges
of the image may be cut off from the screen.
Using the DIRECTION KEYS, highlight the desired item
and press the ENTER/
button.
Highlight the desired item.
Press the ENTER/
button to confirm.
Press the SETUP button to save the setting and exit.
Audio Output Selection
Enter this menu to setup the Audio setting.
Press SETUP button. Highlight "Audio.”
Press ENTER/ button, audio sub menu appears.
Video Output Selection
Enter this menu to setup the Video setting.
Press STOP, then press the SETUP button.
Navigate DIRECTION KEYS to highlight "Video."
Press ENTER/
button, Video sub menu
appears.
Highlight the desired item and press the ENTER/
button.
Highlight the desired item.
Press the ENTER/ button to confirm.
Press the SETUP button to save the setting and exit.
Highlight the desired item and press ENTER/
button. Highlight the desired item.
Press ENTER/
button to confirm.
Press SETUP button to save the setting and quit.
Default setting
TV Shape
Closed Caption
Video Output
4:3 PS
: Off
S-Video
1) TV Shape Options: If your TV is a standard 4:3 type, select 4:3LB if you desire to view widescreen
(16x9) DVDs. If your TV is 16x9, select 16x9 wide.
2) Close Captions: Select between on and off.
3) Video Output: Select based on your connection from the DVD player to your TV, S-Video interlace,
or Progressive (see p 9 & 18).
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Rating
Enter this menu to setup the Rating setting
Press SETUP button
Highlight "Rating",
Press ENTER/ button , rating sub menu appears.
Highlight the desired item and press ENTER/
button. Highlight the desired item. Press ENTER/
button to confirm. Press SETUP button to save
the setting and quit. The pre-set password is 3308.
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Specifications
Limited Warranty
Home DVD Video Player
Power Supply
Power Consumption
Weight
External Dimensions
Laser
~120V. 60Hz
15W
3.7 lbs.
12.7 x 2 x 9.75 inches (W/H/D)
Semiconductor Laser, wavelength 650mn
Outputs
Video Output
Audio Output (digital output)
Audio Output (analog audio)
1.0V(p-p), 75 Ohms, negative sync
0.5V(p-p), 75 Ohms
2.0V(rms), 10K Ohms
HOME DVD PLAYERS
90 DAYS LABOR/ONE YEAR REPLACEMENT OF PARTS
WHO IS COVERED?
Proof of purchase is required to receive warranty service such as the original sales receipt showing original
date of purchase from an authorized APEX Digital, Inc. dealer in N. America. Keep your original box and
packaging in case your unit needs to be shipped to us. You will need to prepay shipping and APEX will pay
the cost of shipping the unit back to you. You are required to email or call Customer Support for proper
instructions to ship unit for repair. A return authorization number is required prior to acceptance by Apex.
Register your product online at www.apexdigitalinc.com.
WHAT IS COVERED?
Warranty repair from the original date of purchase: One (1) year replacement of parts; 90 day limited labor
warranty coverage. If you dont have proof of purchase, your unit will be considered out-of-warranty & will
be charged at a flat labor rate.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED?
Your warranty does not cover:
- Labor charges for installation or setup of the product, adjustment of customer controls on the product, and
installation or repair of antenna systems outside of the product.
- Product repair and/or part replacement because of misuse, accident, unauthorized repair or other cause
not within the control of Apex Digital, Inc.
- A product that requires modification or adaptation to enable it to operate in any country other than the
country for which it was designed, manufactured, approved and/or authorized, or repair of products
damaged by these modifications.
- Incidental or consequential damages resulting from the product. (Some states do not allow the incidental
or consequential damages, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This includes, but is not limited to,
prerecorded material, whether copyrighted or not.)
- Shipment and service to a NON-AUTHORIZED repair facility.
HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE?
After following the operating instructions, the Troubleshooting Guide and the FAQ pages on DVD players
found at our website, www.apexdigitalinc.com.
- Should it be necessary to contact Customer Service Center directly, call (866) 427-3946 Monday through
Friday, 7am to 6pm (Pacific Time). You will be instructed on how your claim will be processed.
- Have your pertinent information available including proof of purchase and a specific understanding of the
complaint.
-You must obtain a Return Authorization number in order to return a product. This number must be clearly
visible on the outside of the package.
-You will be provided the exact address in which to ship your product.
-You must ship the product, at your expense, within seven days of the date your Return Authorization
number is issued.
ORDERING ACCESSORIES:
You may purchase parts and accessories by visiting www.shop-apex.com or email/call for pricing
and availability of your request.
WHERE IS SERVICE AVAILABLE?
If you previously registered your product(s) online at www.apexdigitalinc.com go to MY ACCOUNT and
email your request. Otherwise, go to PRODUCT REGISTRATION, enter your information and submit to set
up your account. Then email your request. You may also call us at (866) 427-3946 Monday-Friday,
7am-6pm (California).
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights which vary from state/province to state/province.
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