Zenith S2898A Instruction manual

Contents
AV Receiver
Before using
2
Facilities and connections
8
TX-DS898
Instruction Manual
Thank you for purchasing the Onkyo AV Receiver.
Please read this manual thoroughly before making
connections and plugging in the unit. Following the
instructions in this manual will enable you to obtain
optimum performance and listening enjoyment from
your new AV Receiver. Please retain this manual for
future reference.
Setup and operation
26
Remote controller
55
Appendix
70
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE.
CAUTION:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED
SERVICE PERSONNEL.
WARNING
AVIS
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE
NE PAS OUVRIR
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to
alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance
(servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
Important Safeguards
1. Read Instructions – All the safety and operating instructions
should be read before the appliance is operated.
2. Retain Instructions – The safety and operating instructions
should be retained for future reference.
3. Heed Warnings – All warnings on the appliance and in the
operating instructions should be adhered to.
4. Follow Instructions – All operating and use instructions
should be followed.
5. Cleaning – Unplug the appliance from the wall outlet before
cleaning. The appliance should be cleaned only as recommended by the manufacturer.
6. Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by
the appliance manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
7. Water and Moisture – Do not use the appliance near water –for
example, near a bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub; in a wet basement; or near a swimming pool; and the like.
8. Accessories – Do not place the appliance on an unstable cart,
stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The appliance may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious damage to the
appliance. Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with the appliance.
Any mounting of the appliance should follow the
manufacturer’s instructions, and
should use a mounting accessory
PORTABLE CART WARNING
recommended by the manufacturer.
9. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care.
Quick stops, excessive force, and
uneven surfaces may cause the S3125A
appliance and cart combination to
overturn.
10. Ventilation – Slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for ventilation and to ensure reliable operation of the appliance
and to protect it from overheating, and these openings must not
be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked
by placing the appliance on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
surface. The appliance should not be placed in a built-in installation such as a bookcase or rack unless proper ventilation is
provided. There should be free space of at least 20 cm (8 in.)
and an opening behind the appliance.
11. Power Sources – The appliance should be operated only from
the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you
are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult
your appliance dealer or local power company.
12. Grounding or Polarization – The appliance may be equipped
with a polarized alternating current line plug (a plug having one
blade wider than the other). This plug will fit into the power
outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the
plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to replace
your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the
polarized plug.
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13. Power-Cord Protection – Power-supply cords should be
routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by
items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention
to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where
they exit from the appliance.
14. Outdoor Antenna Grounding – If an outside antenna or cable
system is connected to the appliance, be sure the antenna or
cable system is grounded so as to provide some protection
against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Article 810
of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70, provides information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antennadischarge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna-discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and
requirements for the grounding electrode. See Figure 1.
15. Lightning – For added protection for the appliance during a
lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to
the appliance due to lightning and power-line surges.
16. Power Lines – An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric
light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines
or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme
care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or
circuits as contact with them might be fatal.
17. Overloading – Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords,
or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in a risk
of fire or electric shock.
18. Object and Liquid Entry – Never push objects of any kind
into the appliance through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or
electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the appliance.
19. Servicing – Do not attempt to service the appliance yourself as
opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified service
personnel.
20. Damage Requiring Service – Unplug the appliance form the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
A. When the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
B. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the
appliance,
C. If the appliance has been exposed to rain or water,
D. If the appliance does not operate normally by following the
operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are
covered by the operating instructions as an improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified technician to
restore the appliance to its normal operation,
E. If the appliance has been dropped or damaged in any way,
and
F. When the appliance exhibits a distinct change in performance – this indicates a need for service.
21. Replacement Parts – When replacement parts are required, be
sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified
by the manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the
original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock, or other hazards.
22. Safety Check – Upon completion of any service or repairs to the
appliance, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
determine that the appliance is in proper operation condition.
23. Wall or Ceiling Mounting – The appliance should be mounted
to a wall or ceiling only as recommended by the manufacturer.
24. Heat – The appliance should be situated away from heat
sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
FIGURE 1:
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NFPA 70
ANTENNA
LEAD IN
WIRE
GROUND
CLAMP
ANTENNA
DISCHARGE UNIT
(NEC SECTION 810-20)
ELECTRIC
SERVICE
EQUIPMENT
GROUNDING CONDUCTORS
(NEC SECTION 810-21)
GROUND CLAMPS
Precautions
NEC – NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
1. Recording Copyright
Recording of copyrighted material for other than personal use is
illegal without permission of the copyright holder.
2. AC Fuse
The fuse is located inside the chassis and is not user-serviceable. If power
does not come on, contact your Onkyo authorized service station.
3. Care
From time to time you should wipe the front and rear panels and the
cabinet with a soft cloth. For heavier dirt, dampen a soft cloth in a
weak solution of mild detergent and water, wring it out dry, and
wipe off the dirt. Following this, dry immediately with a clean
cloth. Do not use rough material, thinners, alcohol or other chemical solvents or cloths since these could damage the finish or remove
the panel lettering.
4. Power
For Canadian models
WARNING
BEFORE PLUGGING IN THE UNIT FOR THE FIRST TIME,
READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY.
The voltage of the available power supply differs according to
country or region. Be sure that the power supply voltage of the area
where this unit will be used meets the required voltage (e.g., AC
230 V, 50 Hz or AC 120 V, 60 Hz) written on the rear panel.
For U.S. models
Note to CATV system installer:
This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Section 820-40 of the NEC which provides guidelines for
proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground
shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close
to the point of cable entry as practical.
S2898A
POWER SERVICE GROUNDING
ELECTRODE SYSTEM
(NEC ART 250, PART H)
NOTE:
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
For models having a power cord with a polarized plug:
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
Modele pour les Canadien
REMARQUE:
CET APPAREIL NUMÉRIQUE DE LA CLASSE B EST CONFORME À LA NORME NMB-003 DU CANADA.
Sur les modèles dont la fiche est polarisée:
ATTENTION:
POUR ÉVITER LES CHOCS
ÉLECTRIQUES, INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE
DE LA FICHE DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA
PRISE ET POUSSER JUSQU’AU FOND.
FCC Information for User
CAUTION:
The user changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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Contents
Before using
Setup and operation
Important Safeguards ......................................... 2
Setup menus ..................................................... 26
Precautions ......................................................... 3
Navigating through the Setup menu .............................. 27
Contents .............................................................. 4
Hardware Setup ................................................. 28
Features ............................................................... 6
0. Hardware Setup menu ............................................. 28
Supplied accessories ......................................... 6
0-1. Speaker Impedance sub-menu ................................ 28
Before using this unit ......................................... 7
0-2. IR IN Setup sub-menu ............................................ 28
Installing the remote controller batteries ......................... 7
Speaker Setup ................................................... 29
Using the remote controller .............................................. 7
1. Speaker Setup menu ................................................. 29
1-1. Speaker Config sub-menu ...................................... 29
1-2. Speaker Distance sub-menu .................................... 30
1-3. Level Calibration sub-menu ................................... 31
Facilities and connections
Front panel facilities ........................................... 8
Remote controller ............................................. 10
Rear panel facilities .......................................... 12
Connections ...................................................... 15
Connecting your audio components .............................. 15
Connecting your video components .............................. 16
Connecting speakers ....................................... 19
Ideal speaker configuration ............................................ 19
Minimum speaker configuration for surround sound
playback .................................................................. 19
Speaker placement .......................................................... 19
Connecting speakers ....................................................... 20
Connecting the speaker cable ......................................... 20
Connecting a subwoofer ................................................. 20
Connecting the remote zone (Zone 2)
speakers ....................................................... 21
Outline ........................................................................... 21
When using the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS
sub-menu ................................................................. 32
Input Setup ........................................................ 33
2. Input Setup menu ..................................................... 33
2-1. Digital Setup sub-menu .......................................... 33
2-2. Multichannel Setup sub-menu ................................ 34
2-3. Video Setup sub-menu ............................................ 35
2-4. Character Input sub-menu ...................................... 36
2-5. Intelli Volume sub-menu ......................................... 36
2-6. Listening Mode Preset sub-menu ........................... 37
Audio Adjust ...................................................... 40
3. Audio Adjust Setup menu ........................................ 40
Preference ......................................................... 44
4. Preference menu ....................................................... 44
4-1. Volume Setup sub-menu ......................................... 44
4-2. Headphones Level Setup sub-menu ....................... 45
4-3. OSD Setup sub-menu .............................................. 45
4-4. OSD Position sub-menu ......................................... 45
Listening to Radio Broadcasts ........................ 46
terminals .................................................................. 21
Tuning into a radio station ............................................. 46
When using the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT
terminals .................................................................. 21
Listening to a stereo radio station (FM mode) .............. 46
When using the ZONE 2 OUT terminals ....................... 21
Selecting a preset radio station ...................................... 47
Operating components not reached by the
remote controller signals (IR IN/OUT) ....... 22
Erasing a preset radio station ......................................... 47
If the remote controller signal does not reach the TXDS898 remote sensor .............................................. 22
If the remote controller signal does not reach other
components ............................................................. 22
Connecting antennas ....................................... 23
Assembling the AM loop antenna .................................. 23
Connecting the AM antenna cable ................................. 23
Connecting the included antennas ................................. 23
Connecting an FM outdoor antenna ............................... 24
Connecting an AM outdoor antenna .............................. 24
Directional linkage ......................................................... 24
Connecting the power ...................................... 25
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1-4. Bass Peak Level (Bass Peak Level Manager*)
Presetting a radio station ................................................ 47
Contents
Enjoying music or videos with the TX-DS898 ... 48
Basic operation ............................................................... 48
Temporarily turning off the sound ..................................... 48
Adjusting the bass and treble ......................................... 48
Listening with headphones ............................................. 48
Changing the listening mode .......................................... 49
Entering names for input sources and tuner stations ..... 49
Entering characters using the TX-DS898 ...................... 49
Switching the display ..................................................... 50
Adjusting the brightness of the front display ................ 50
Using the sleep time (remote controller only) ............... 50
Temporarily changing the speaker output levels ........... 50
Changing the audio mode ............................................... 51
Enjoying the multichannel output .................................. 51
Enjoying music in the remote zone ................ 52
Playing music using the buttons on the TX-DS898 ...... 52
Selecting an input source using the remote controller .. 52
Programming the commands of remote
controllers for other devices into the
remote controller ......................................... 63
Programming procedure ................................................. 63
Erasing the programmed command from one button .... 65
Erasing all the commands programmed
under a MODE button ............................................ 65
Using a Macro function .................................... 66
What is a Macro function? .......................................... 66
Programming a Macro function ..................................... 66
Running a Macro function ............................................. 66
Programming the Direct Macro function ....................... 67
Running a Direct Macro function .................................. 67
Erasing a macro from the MODE MACRO button ....... 68
Erasing a direct macro from the DIRECT MACRO button ..... 68
Erasing all commands and macros that have been
programmed ............................................................ 69
(Macro mode programming memo ............................... 69)
Adjusting the volume for the remote zone using the
remote controller ..................................................... 52
Recording a source .......................................... 53
To record the input source signal you are currently
watching or listening to .......................................... 53
To record an input source signal different from that you
Apendix
are currently watching or listening to ..................... 54
Troubleshooting guide ..................................... 70
Recording the video from one source and the audio from
another ..................................................................... 54
POWER .......................................................................... 70
SPEAKERS .................................................................... 70
FM/AM TUNER ............................................................. 70
VIDEO and AUDIO ....................................................... 71
REMOTE CONTROLLER ............................................ 71
Remote controller
OTHER ........................................................................... 71
Using remote controller ................................... 55
If one of the messages shown below appears ................ 71
Overview ........................................................................ 55
Specifications ................................................... 72
Calling up a preset radio station .................................... 55
Controlling an Onkyo cassette tape deck ...................... 55
Controlling an Onkyo CD player ................................... 56
Controlling an Onkyo DVD player ................................ 57
Controlling an Onkyo MD recorder ............................... 58
SAT, CABLE, VCR, and TV MODE buttons ................ 58
Learning a pre-programming code ................. 59
Learning a pre-programming code ................................. 59
Pre-programming codes ................................................. 60
Operating your programmed
remote controller ......................................... 61
DVD MODE (DVD Player Mode) ................................ 61
SAT MODE (Satellite Tuner Mode) .............................. 61
CABLE MODE (Cable Mode) ....................................... 61
VCR MODE (VCR Mode) ............................................. 62
TV MODE (TV Mode) ................................................... 62
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Features
Amplifier Features
■ 110 Watts minimum of continuous RMS
power to each of the seven channels into 8
Ω from 20 Hz to 20 kHz with no more than
0.08 %THD (FTC rated)
■ 7 Assignable Digital Inputs (4 optical/3
Coaxial), 2 outputs, and 1 Digital Input
(optical)
■ 7 Channel Amplifier
■ Pre Out Terminals for Front L/R, Center,
Surround L/R, Surround back L/R or Zone 2
L/R and Subwoofer
■ Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT)
FM/AM Tuner Features
■ Linear Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
■ 40 FM/AM random presets
■ 192 kHz/24 Bit D/A Converters (except for
Surround Back L/R)
■ FM auto tuning
■ Ready for HDTV, Progressive-Scan DVD
and DVD-Audio
Other Performance Features
■ Zone-2 Capability
■ Character Input
Audio/Video Features
■ Powerful backlit/preprogrammed learning
remote with macro and mode-key LEDs
■ THX® Surround EX®
■ THX Select Certified
■ IntelliVolume
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby,” “Pro Logic,” “Surround EX” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
■ Dolby®* Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
■ DTS, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-ES Matrix
6.1 and DTS Neo:6
■ Theater-DimensionalTM Virtual Surround
Mode
• “Theater-Dimensional” is a trademark of Onkyo Corporation.
• Lucasfilm and THX are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights
reserved. Used under authorization.
• Re-Equalization and the “Re-EQ” logo are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd.
Manufactured under license of Lucasfilm Ltd.
•
■ Non-Scaling Configuration
■ Onscreen displays (Basic menu/Advanced
menu)
■ 2 Wideband Component-Video Inputs/1
Output
■ Composite to S-Video Conversion
■ 6 S-Video Inputs/3 Outputs
■ 12V Trigger
“DTS,” “DTS-ES Extended Surround” and “Neo:6” are trademarks of
Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
• Xantech is a registered trademark of Xantech Corporation.
• Niles is a registered trademark of Niles Audio Corporation.
THX Select
Before any home theatre component can be THX Select
certified, it must pass a rigorous series of quality and
performance tests. Only then can a product feature the THX
Select logo, which is your guarantee that the Home Theatre
products you purchase will give you superb performance for
many years to come. THX Select requirements define hundreds
of parameters, including power amplifier performance, and preamplifier performance and operation for both digital and analog
domains. THX Select receivers also feature proprietary THX
technologies (e.g., THX Mode, see page 39) which accurately
translate film soundtracks for home theater playback.
Supplied accessories
Check that the following accessories are supplied with the TX-DS898.
M
60
-4
RC
AM loop antenna × 1
6
FM indoor antenna × 1
Remote controller × 1
Batteries (AA, R6 or UM-3) × 2
Before using this unit
Installing the remote controller batteries
1. Remove the battery compartment cover by pressing
and sliding the cover.
Using the remote controller
Point the remote controller toward the remote control sensor. The
STANDBY indicator lights up when the unit receives a signal from
the remote controller.
2. Insert two AA (R6 or UM-3) batteries into the battery
compartment. Carefully follow the polarity diagram
(positive (+) and negative (–) symbols) inside the
battery compartment.
Remote control sensor
STANDBY indicator
3. After batteries are installed and seated correctly,
replace the compartment cover.
1
2
TX-DS898
3
30˚
30˚
Approx. 16 feet
Notes:
• Do not mix new batteries with old batteries or different kinds of
batteries.
• To avoid corrosion, remove the batteries if the remote controller
is not to be used for a long time.
• Remove dead batteries immediately to avoid damage from
corrosion. If the remote controller does not operate smoothly,
replace both the batteries at the same time.
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Notes:
• Place the unit away from strong light such as direct sunlight or
inverted fluorescent light which can prevent proper operation of
the remote controller.
• Using another remote controller of the same type in the same
room or using the unit near equipment which uses infrared rays
may cause operational interference.
• Do not put objects on the remote controller. Its buttons may be
pressed by mistake and drain the batteries.
• Make sure the audio rack doors do not have colored glass.
Placing the unit behind such doors may prevent proper remote
controller operation.
• If there is any obstacle between the remote controller and the
remote control sensor, the remote controller will not operate.
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Front panel facilities
Here is an explanation of the controls and displays on the front panel of the TX-DS898.
Front panel
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
PUSH TO OPEN
TX-DS898
Front door
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
ZONE 2 LEVEL
THX
DSP
DIMMER
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
Front panel display
Rec out indicator
Zone 2 indicator
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Sleep indicator
Listening mode or digital input
format indicators
Multi function display
Tuning indicators
Front panel facilities
For operational instructions, see page indicated in brackets [ ].
POWER switch [25]
Turns on and off the main power supply for the TX-DS898.
STANDBY/ON button [25]
When this button is pressed with the main power switch turned on,
the TX-DS898 turns on and the display lights up. Press again to
return the TX-DS898 to the standby state.
STANDBY indicator [7, 25]
Lights when the TX-DS898 is in the standby state and flashes when
a signal is received from the remote controller.
AUDIO SELECTOR button [51]
This button is used to select the type of audio input signal. Each time
pressed, the setting cycles from “Auto” → “Multich” → “Analog”
and back.
Input source buttons (DVD, VIDEO 1–5, TAPE, FM,
AM, PHONO, and CD) [25, 46, 48, 49]
These buttons are used to select the input source for the main zone.
To select the input source for the remote zone (Zone 2) or recording
out (Rec Out), first press the ZONE 2 or REC OUT button, and then
the desired input source button. The input channel with its indicator
lit red is output to REC OUT and the one with its indicator lit green is
output to ZONE 2.
Front display
Remote control sensor [7]
DISPLAY button [50]
The DISPLAY button is used to display information about the
current input source signal. Each time you press the display button,
the screen changes to show you different information concerning the
input signal.
MASTER VOLUME dial [48, 51]
The MASTER VOLUME dial is used to control the volume for the
main zone. The volume for the remote zone (Zone 2) is independent.
UPSAMPLING indicator [40]
Lights during unsampling. This function is available when the input
source is Analog/PCM and the listening mode is set to the stereo or
surround mode.
PURE AUDIO indicator [49]
Lights during pure audio playback.
DIRECT/PURE AUDIO button [49]
Press to switch between the direct and pure audio modes.
DIRECT: The direct mode outputs the sound without sound
adjustment or filtration. In the direct mode, even if the Subwoofer
setting of the Speaker Config sub-menu is set to “Yes,” no sound is
output from the subwoofer and the left and right channels are output,
as is, to the left and right speakers. Even for multichannel input
signals, the sounds are not passed through the sound adjustment
circuits.
PURE AUDIO: Same as the direct mode except that the pure audio
mode also turns off the display window, turns off the power supply
to the video circuitry, and minimizes the sources of noise. The result
is high-fidelity music playback true to the original source.
PHONES jack [48]
This is a standard stereo jack for connecting stereo headphones.
ZONE 2 LEVEL / buttons [52]
Press to enter the mode for adjusting the volume in the remote zone
(Zone 2).
REC OUT/ZONE 2/OFF buttons [52-54]
These buttons allow you to use the TX-DS898 to output to a remote
zone (Zone 2) or to another component for recording purposes (Rec
Out). Press the REC OUT button to output the audio and video
signals to a recording component for recording purposes. Press the
ZONE 2 button to enjoy the output from the TX-DS898 in a different
room, which is referred to as a remote zone (Zone 2).
When either button is pressed, the currently selected input source for
recording or outputting to the remote zone is displayed in the front
panel display. If “SOURCE” is displayed, then the same input
source as that selected for the main zone will be output.
To select an input source, press the desired button (REC OUT or
ZONE 2) and then press one of the input source button within 5
seconds. That source will be output for recording or viewing in the
remote zone.
To set the REC OUT or ZONE 2 output to the source channel, press
that button twice in succession. To turn off the REC OUT or ZONE
2 output, press that button and then press the OFF button within 5
seconds.
Note:
The Rec Out and Zone 2 buttons use the same circuit and therefore
cannot be used at the same time. When Rec Out is selected, nothing
is output to Zone 2, and vice versa. When ZONE 2 is selected, REC
OUT is automatically fixed to SOURCE.
LISTENING MODE buttons [49]
Press these buttons to select a listening mode for the current input
source.
STEREO: Selects for normal stereo output.
SURROUND: Selects for the Dolby Pro Logic, Neo:6, Dolby
Digital, or DTS listening modes.
THX: Selects for the THX listening mode.
DSP / : Switches to the listening mode before or after the current
one.
DIMMER button [50]
Press to set the brightness of the front display. There are 3 settings
available: normal, dark, and very dark.
• The dimmer control for the front display can be performed at the
remote controller.
FM MODE button [46]
If you are listening to an FM radio station in stereo and the sound
cuts out or there is a great deal of noise, switch from STEREO to
MONO. Each time this button is pressed, the AUTO indication turns
on and off, and the stereo mode changes from AUTO to MONO and
vice versa.
MEMORY button [47]
This button is used to assign the radio station that is currently tuned
in to a preset channel or delete a previously preset station.
SETUP button [27]
Press to bring up the Setup menu. The OSD menu will appear on the
TV monitor as well as the front display on the TX-DS898.
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Front panel facilities
TUNING / buttons [46]
Use these buttons to change the tuner frequency. The tuner
frequency is displayed in the front display and it can be changed in
50 kHz increments for FM and 10 kHz increments for AM.
When FM is selected, you can hold down one of the tuning buttons
and then release it to activate the auto-search feature. It will search
for a station in the direction of the button you pressed and stop when
it tunes into one. When navigating through the menu settings, these
buttons move the cursor up or down (or change the highlighted
item).
PRESET / buttons [47]
When AM or FM is selected as the input source, press one of these
buttons to jump to a radio station that you preset using the
MEMORY button. When navigating through the menu settings,
these buttons select the value or item that you selected with the
TUNING / buttons.
ENTER button [27]
Press to display the screen for the selected item in the OSD Menu.
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT terminals [18]
For connecting a video camera or game device.
RETURN button [27]
Press to exit the Main menu level or go back one level up.
Remote controller
SEND/LEARN indicator
This indicator acts as a guide when commands are programmed into
or sent by the remote controller. It also warns the user when an error
is made or battery power is low.
ON/STDBY button
ON: Turns on the TX-DS898.
STDBY: Places the TX-DS898 in the standby state.
Be aware that pressing the STDBY button only places the TXDS898 in standby and does not turn the power completely off.
SLEEP button [50]
Sets the sleep function.
The SLEEP button enables you to set the TX-DS898 to turn off
automatically after a specified time period.
DIRECT MACRO button [67]
For executing and programming the Direct Macro function.
MODE buttons and indicators [48, 55-58]
For selecting the component to be operated by the remote controller.
When a MODE button is pressed, it will light green for 8 seconds.
The selected MODE button will also light whenever any other
operation button is pressed to tell you which mode the remote
controller is in.
RETURN button [27]
For entering the selected setting and returning to the previous menu.
CH
, DISC button [47, 56, 57]
When in the RCVR mode, for selecting a tuner preset channel.
For selecting the disc to be played back for components with disc
changers when in the DVD or CD modes.
CH SEL/TOP MENU button
CH SEL: For selecting the speaker for level adjustment when in the
RCVR mode. Used together with the LEVEL / buttons. [11]
TOP MENU: When in the DVD mode, for displaying the menu
screen(s) recorded on DVD media. [57]
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Remote controller
AUDIO/TV/VCR button
AUDIO/A: For selecting the audio input signal. The setting changes
from “Auto” to “Multich” to “Analog” and back each time this
button is pressed. [51]
TV/VCR: Must be preprogrammed for use in the TV and VCR
modes. [62]
LEVEL /ANGLE and LEVEL /SUBTITLE buttons
LEVEL / : Select the speaker whose volume is to be adjusted
using the CH SEL button and adjust the volume using the LEVEL /
buttons in the RCVR mode.
ANGLE: When in the DVD mode, for selecting a camera angle
when a DVD-Video is recorded with multiple angle playback. [57]
SUBTITLE: When in the DVD mode, for selecting one of the
subtitle languages recorded on a DVD-Video. [57]
CD/TAPE/DVD/MD operation buttons [55-58]
For operating other ONKYO components connected to the TXDS898 through the
terminals.
INPUT SELECTOR buttons [47, 48]
Selects an input source.
Same as the input selector buttons on front panel of the TX-DS898.
The input source for each buttons is given here. DVD:DVD, CD:CD,
V1:VIDEO1, V2:VIDEO2, V3:VIDEO3, V4:VIDEO4,
V5:VIDEO5, TAP:TAPE, TUN:FM/AM, PH:PHONO.
VOL
button [48]
For adjusting the volume.
TEST/MENU button
TEST: Outputs a test tone for setting speaker levels.
Use this button in conjunction with the LEVEL / and CH SEL
buttons to calibrate the speakers levels without entering the Setup
menu. When TEST button is pressed, the test noise (pink noise) is
output. Use the LEVEL / buttons to increase or decrease the
sound level. Use the CH SEL button to change from speaker to
speaker. For a more detailed explanation of how to calibrate the
speaker levels, see page 31.
MENU: When in the DVD mode, this button displays the DVD
menu. [57]
MUTING button [48]
Activates the mute function.
ZONE 2/SEARCH/ENTER button
ZONE 2: When in the RCVR mode, press this button to perform
operations on the remote zone (Zone 2). [52]
SEARCH: When in the DVD mode, for finding the specific section
on a disc where you want to start playback. [57]
ENTER: When in the MD mode, for confirming the selection. [58]
Numeric key/Listening mode SP A, B/
Re-EQ/DISPLAY/DIMMER buttons
1 to 9, +10, --/---, 0: For entering the number of a track. [56-58]
STEREO, DIRECT, DSP /, SURR, THX: You can select a
listening mode. [49]
SP A, SP B: Not used with the TX-DS898.
Re-EQ: Depending on the listening mode, you can turn the cinema
re-equalization function on or off. [40, 43]
DISPLAY: For changing the display in the front display. [50]
DIMMER: Adjusts the display brightness.
There are three settings available: normal, dark and very dark. [50]
LIGHT button
For illuminating the buttons of the remote controller.
This button is useful when using the remote controller in dark
locations. When pressed, the buttons on the remote controller light
green.
The button for the mode currently selected lights brighter than the
rest.
MODE MACRO button [66]
For executing and programming the Macro function.
SETUP button [27]
For displaying and quitting the Setup menu.
/ / / , ENTER button [27]
When selecting items in the Setup menu, press the upper and lower
portions to select an item, press the right and left portions to select
parameter values or modes, and press ENTER to select the item.
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Rear panel facilities
Here is an explanation of the terminals found on the rear of the TXDS898 and how they are used. Before connecting your audio and
video components, be sure to read this section carefully and then
proceed to the explanations on how to connect each individual
component (see page 15).
• Insert all plugs and connectors securely. Improper
connections can result in noise, poor performance, or
damage to the equipment.
Improper connection
• Be sure to always refer to the instructions that came with the
component that you are connecting.
• Do not plug in the power cord until all connections have been
made.
• For input jacks, red connectors (marked R) are used for the
right channel, white connectors (marked L) are used for the
left channel, and yellow connectors (marked V) are used for
video connection.
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
OPT
PRE OUT
R
VIDEO
AUDIO
ANTENNA
L
FRONT
SUB
2
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
Y
L
R
CENTER
AM
COAX
S VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT
1
Inserted completely
• Do not bind audio/video connection cables with power cords
and speaker cables. Doing so may adversely affect the
picture and sound quality.
ZONE 2
OUT
PB
SURR
1
DVD
IN
SURR
BACK /
ZONE 2
PR
INPUT 1
FM
75
2
FRONT SPEAKERS
R
CAUTION:
SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE
SURR SPEAKERS
R
L
AC OUTLETS
4 OHMS MIN. OR
6 OHMS MIN.
/SPEAKER
AC 120 V 60 Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 120W 1A MAX.
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL FOR
CORRECT
SETTINGS.
Y
OUT
VIDEO 1
FRONT
3
OPT
MULTI CH
INPUT
R
SUB
PB
IN
AUDIO
SURR
BACK
/ ZONE 2
SPEAKERS
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
CENTER
1
PH
OUT
CD
IN
PR
VIDEO 2
SURR
2
SURR
BACK
Y
IR
IN
VIDEO 3
PB
IN
VIDEO 4
PR
IN
ZONE 2
OUT
REMOTE
CONTROL
TAPE
DIGITAL
INPUT
R
AUDIO
L
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
AV RECEIVER
S VIDEO
DIGITAL INPUT/OUTPUT
(coaxial and optical)
These are the digital audio inputs and outputs on the rear panel.
There are three digital inputs with coaxial jacks and four with optical
jacks. The inputs accept digital audio signals from a compact disc,
LD, DVD, or other digital source component. For digital output,
there is 1 optical output. The digital outputs can be connected to MD
recorders, CD recorders, DAT decks, or other similar components.
• Since an analog connection must be made when using REC OUT
or ZONE 2, make sure that the connection to the input source is
not digital only, but analog as well.
• When using one of the optical input or output jacks, remove the
protective cap and keep it safely. When the jack is not used,
replace the protective cap.
• When using an optical input or output jack, always use an optical
fiber cable.
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12V TRIGGER
MODEL NO. TX-DS 898
4
IN
L
R
INPUT 2
OUT
3
GND
L
COAXIAL
Coaxial cable
OPTICAL
Optical fiber cable
Optical digital input terminal
An optical digital input terminal is
equipped with a protection cap. When
connecting, remove this cap. When not
using, put the cap back on the terminal.
Rear panel facilities
PRE OUT
These jacks are for connecting auxiliary power amplifier.
Using auxiliary power amplifiers allows you to listen at louder
volumes than with the TX-DS898 alone. If power amplifiers are
used, connect each speaker to the corresponding power amplifier.
L (white)
Front input
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
R (red)
OPT
PRE OUT
R
L
FRONT
1
Subwoofer
SUB
CENTER
2
SURR
COAX
1
L (white)
Surround
back
SURR
BACK /
ZONE 2
2
FRONT
R (red)
3
MULTI C
INPUT
L (white)
Surround input
R (red)
Center
ZONE 2 AUDIO/VIDEO OUT
Connect the device that will be used in the remote zone (Zone 2). For
more information regarding how to make the connections, refer to
“Connecting the remote zone (Zone 2) speakers” on page 21.
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT/OUTPUT
If your DVD player or other device has component video
connectors, be sure to connect them to these component video
connectors on the TX-DS898. The TX-DS898 has two component
video input connectors to obtain the color information (Y, PB, PR)
directly from the recorded DVD signal or other video component
and one component video output connector to output it directly into
the matrix decoder of the display device. By sending the pure DVD
component video signal directly, the DVD signal forgoes the extra
processing that normally would degrade the image. The result is
vastly increased image quality, with incredibly lifelike colors and
crisp detail.
Y PB PR
RCA type
Power amplifier
1
1.
2.
3.
4.
2
3
4
5
Front left speaker
Front right speaker
Subwoofer
Surround back left
speaker
6
7
8
5. Surround back right
speaker
6. Surround left speaker
7. Surround right speaker
8. Center speaker
ANTENNA
These jacks are for connecting the FM indoor antenna and AM loop
antenna that are supplied with the TX-DS898.
AUDIO IN/OUT
These are the analog audio inputs and outputs. There are eight audio
inputs and 3 audio outputs. The audio inputs and outputs require
RCA-type connectors.
• When connecting a VCR or other video component, make sure
you connect the audio and video leads together (i.e., both to
VIDEO 3).
• The PHONO (PH) input jacks on the TX-DS898 is designed for
use with turntables that use moving magnet cartridges.
SPEAKERS
Seven terminals are provided for the front left, front right, front
center, surround left, surround right, surround back left, and
surround back right speakers. Speaker outputs are compatible with
banana plug connectors.
AC OUTLETS
The TX-DS898 is supplied with AC mains outlets for connecting the
power cords from other devices so that their power is supplied
through the TX-DS898. By doing this, you can use the STANDBY/
ON button on the TX-DS898 to turn on and off the connected
devices as well.
Caution:
Make sure that the total capacity of the other components connected
to this unit does not exceed the capacity that is printed on the rear
panel (e.g., 120 watts).
RCA type
AC OUTLETS
AC 120 V 60 Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 120W 1A MAX.
MONITOR OUT
The monitor output includes both composite video and S video
configurations. This output is for connecting television monitors or
projectors.
12V TRIGGER/ZONE 2 terminal
When the TX-DS898 is in the ZONE 2 mode, this terminal outputs at
12 V/100 mA.
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Rear panel facilities
(RI)
The
terminal on the TX-DS898 is for connecting other Onkyo
components equipped with the same
terminal. When a
-connected, you can point the remote controller
component is
supplied with the TX-DS898 at the sensor on the TX-DS898 and
operate that component without having to switch remote controllers.
In addition, by connecting components to the
terminal, you can
also perform the system operations given below.
Power on/ready function
When the TX-DS898 is in the standby state, if an
-connected
component is turned on, then the TX-DS898 also turns on and the
input source selected at the TX-DS898 automatically switches to
that component.
If the power cord for an
-connected component is connected to
the AC OUTLET on the TX-DS898, or if the TX-DS898 is turned
on, this function will not work.
Direct change function
-connected component, the
When the play button is pressed at an
input source selected at the TX-DS898 automatically changes to that
component.
Power off function
When the TX-DS898 is placed in the standby state, all
connected components are also automatically put into the standby
state.
CAUTION
If an MD recorder is connected to the TAPE jack on the TX-DS898,
switch the Input Selector from TAPE to MD (see page 25).
IR IN/OUT
If the TX-DS898 is located inside a rack or cabinet that will not
allow infrared beams to reach the IR sensor, you will need to connect
a remote sensor to IR IN input to be able to use the remote controller.
Then install the remote sensor in an unblocked location where you
can easily point the remote controller.
Using a mini-jack connector, connect the IR emitter to the IR OUT
terminal on the TX-DS898 and then place the IR emitter on the
remote sensor of the component or facing it.
VIDEO IN/OUT
These are the video inputs and outputs. On the rear panel, there are
five video inputs and two video outputs and each one includes both
composite video and S video configurations. Connect VCRs, LD
players, DVD players, and other video components to the video
inputs.
The two video output channels can be used to be connected to video
tape recorders for making recordings.
• When connecting a VCR or other video component, make sure
you connect the audio and video leads together (i.e., both to
VIDEO 3).
• The VIDEO 5 inputs are located on the front panel.
Composite
video jack
S video jack
TX-DS898
REMOTE
CONTROL
connector
Ex: Onkyo CD player
MULTI CHANNEL INPUT
By connecting a DVD player, MPEG decoder, or other component
that has a multi channel port, you can playback the audio with 5.1
channel or 7.1 channel output. So, be sure to prepare a cable that can
properly connect the TX-DS898 to the peripheral device.
connector
Ex: Onkyo cassette tape
deck
L (white)
Front output
R (red)
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
OPT
PRE OUT
R
L
FRONT
1
Subwoofer
CENTER
SUB
2
To connect components using the
terminal, simply connect a
remote control cable from this
terminal to the
terminal of the
other component. An
remote control cable with a 1/8-inch (3.5mm) miniature two-conductor plug comes with every cassette tape
deck, compact disc player, MD recorder, and DVD player that has an
terminal.
• When performing operations with
-connected components
using the
system, do not use the remote zone (Zone 2).
• For remote control operation, the audio connection cables must
also be connected.
• If a component has two
terminals, you can use either one to
connect to the TX-DS898. The other one can be used to daisy
chain with another component.
• With Onkyo DVD players, you can enter the pre-program code
so that you can operate the DVD player directly with the remote
controller without connecting the
terminals (see page 59).
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L (white)
COAX
SURR
1
Surround
SURR
BACK /
ZONE 2
2
R (red)
FRONT
MULTI C
INPUT
3
OPT
Ex: DVD-Audio player/
MPEG decoder
SUB
CENTER
1
SURR
2
SURR
BACK
3
R (red)
R
L
4
Surround back
GND
DIGITAL
INPUT
L (white)
Center
GND
Use this GND terminal for connecting the ground (or earth) wire if a
turntable is connected. Refer to “Connecting a turntable” on page 15.
Connections
Here is an explanation of how to connect the main components to the
TX-DS898 in the standard manner. There are many ways that any
one component can be connected, and it is up to you to decide which
method best fits your situation. The directions given here are only
one option and should only be thought of as such. It is best to fully
understand the nature of each connector and terminal as well as each
of your components and their features to ascertain which method of
connection is best.
Audio connection cable
Left (white)
L
Right (red)
R
: Signal flow
Ground wire (earth)
Digital audio input (optical)
R (red)
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
OPT
Digital audio output (optical)
Analog audio output
PRE OUT
R
L
ANTENNA
FRONT
1
CENTER
SUB
AM
2
COAX
L (white)
1. Turntable (PH)
SURR
1
SURR
BACK/
ZONE 2
FM
75
2
3. Cassette tape deck, MD
recorder, DAT deck, or CD
recorder (TAPE)
FRONT
MULTI CH
INPUT
3
OPT
R
SUB
AUDIO
L
CENTER
PH
1
R (red)
Analog audio output
SURR
R (red)
2
CD
SURR
BACK
OUT
3
R
Analog audio input
L (white)
L (white)
TAPE
2. CD player (CD)
4
GND
R (red)
L
DIGITAL
INPUT
Analog audio output
R
AUDIO
L
IN
Digital audio output (optical)
L (white)
Connecting your audio components
Below is an example of how you can connect your audio
components to the TX-DS898. Refer to the diagram above for the
following connection examples.
1. Connecting a turntable (PH)
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the output
terminal on the turntable to the PH input jacks on the TX-DS898.
Make sure that you properly connect the left channel to the L jack
and the right channel to the R jack.
Note:
The TX-DS898 is designed for use with moving magnet cartridges.
For proper operation, connect a ground (or earth) wire to the GND
terminal. For some turntables, however, connecting the ground wire
may cause increased noise, and in such a case, a ground wire is not
necessary and should not be connected.
2. Connecting a compact disc player (CD)
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the output
terminal on the compact disc player to the CD input jacks on the TXDS898. Make sure that you properly connect the left channel to the L
jack and the right channel to the R jack.
If the compact disc player has a digital output jack as well, be sure to
also connect it to either a DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) or
DIGITAL INPUT (OPTICAL) jack on the TX-DS898 depending on
the type of connector on the compact disc player.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the CD input source is
set for digital input at the OPTICAL 1 jack.
If the digital connection is made at a different jack, this must be
changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Digital Setup (see page
33).
3. Connecting a cassette tape deck, MD recorder, DAT
deck, or CD recorder (TAPE)
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the output
terminals (PLAY) of the device to the TAPE IN jacks on the TXDS898 and the input terminals (REC) to the TAPE OUT jacks. Make
sure that you properly connect the left channel to the L jack and the
right channel to the R jack.
If the device has a digital output jack as well, be sure to also connect
it to either a DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) or DIGITAL INPUT
(OPTICAL) jack on the TX-DS898 depending on the type of
connector on the device.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the TAPE input source
is set for digital input at the OPTICAL 2 jack.
If the digital connection is made at a different jack, this must be
changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Digital Setup (see page
33).
Note:
The output from the DIGITAL OUTPUT jack of the TX-DS898 is
only the digital signal input to the DIGITAL INPUT jack.
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Connections
: Signal flow
Video connection cable
Audio connection cable
Left (white)
Component video connection cable
L
S video connection cable
Right (red)
CR/PR
CR/PR
CB/PB
CB/PB
Y
Y
R
Digital audio input (optical)
Digital audio output (coaxial)
S Video input
Digital audio output (coaxial)
Video input
R (red)
Analog audio
input
R (red)
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
OPT
FRONT
PRE
R
TENNA
VIDEO
AUDIO
S VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT
1
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
Y
Analog audio
output
L (white)
Video output
L
R
SUB
L (white)
AM
2
COAX
ZONE 2
PB
IN
DVD
PR
S Video output
1
5. DVD recorder, other digital video
recording device (VIDEO 2)
OUT
SURR
SURR
BACK/
ZONE 2
INPUT 1
FM
75
2
Y
OUT
VIDEO 1
FRONT
3
PB
IN
DIO
OPT
PH
1
OUT
PR
R (red)
VIDEO 2
SURR
2
CD
SURR
BACK
Analog audio
output
Y
IN
IN
R
IN
DIGITAL
INPUT
GND
L
DIO
VIDEO 3
PB
VIDEO 4
PR
TAPE
4
Video output
INPUT 2
OUT
3
L (white)
4. DVD player (DVD)
L
SUB
IN
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Y
PB
S Video output
Y
PR
PB
Component video output
Component video output
PR
Connecting your video components
Below is an example of how you can connect your video
components to the TX-DS898. Refer to the diagram above for the
following connection examples.
The flow of the video signals is as follows:
• The signal that comes in from VIDEO IN is sent to VIDEO OUT
and S VIDEO OUT.
• The signal that comes in from S VIDEO IN is sent to S VIDEO
OUT and VIDEO OUT.
• The signal that comes in from COMPONENT VIDEO IN is only
sent to COMPONENT VIDEO OUT. When connecting a video
player to the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT terminals, be sure
to connect your television to the COMPONENT VIDEO
OUTPUT terminals.
Caution:
If only the video connection for the MONITOR OUT is made, even
if the input from each source component is through a component
video connection, the picture will not appear. If only the S video
connection for the MONITOR OUT is made, the picture will not
appear.
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4. Connecting a DVD player (DVD)
If the device is equipped with an S video output terminal, connect it
to the DVD S VIDEO IN terminal with an S video cable. If it does
not have an S video output terminal, connect its video output
terminal to the DVD VIDEO IN terminal using an RCA-type video
connection cable. You do not need to connect to both the DVD S
VIDEO IN and DVD VIDEO IN terminals. If the device has
component video outputs, connect them to one of the
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the DVD input source
is set for the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT 1 jack.
If the video connection is made at COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT 2,
this must be changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Video Setup
→ Component Video (see page 35).
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the audio
output terminal on the device to the audio DVD IN jacks on the TXDS898. Make sure that you properly connect the left channel to the L
jack and the right channel to the R jack.
If the device has a digital output jack as well, be sure to also connect
it to either a DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) or DIGITAL INPUT
(OPTICAL) jack on the TX-DS898 depending on the type of
connector on the DVD player.
Connections
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
OPT
FRONT
PRE
R
TENNA
VIDEO
AUDIO
S VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT
1
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
Y
7. Settop box, video camera
(VIDEO 3)
L
R
SUB
AM
2
OUT
ZONE 2
PB
IN
DVD
PR
R (red)
S Video input
COAX
SURR
1
SURR
BACK /
ZONE 2
Video input
INPUT 1
FM
75
2
Y
OUT
L (white)
Analog audio
output
VIDEO 1
FRONT
3
Analog audio
input
PB
IN
L (white)
DIO
OPT
L
Video output
SUB
PH
1
OUT
PR
VIDEO 2
SURR
R (red)
2
CD
SURR
BACK
R
Analog audio
output
DIGITAL
INPUT
GND
L
DIO
IN
VIDEO 3
PB
IN
VIDEO 4
PR
Digital audio output (optical)
TAPE
4
R (red)
S Video output
OUT
3
6. VCR (VIDEO 1)
INPUT 2
Y
IN
IN
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
L (white)
Video output
S Video output
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the DVD input source
is set for digital input at the COAXIAL 1 jack.
If the digital connection is made at a different jack, this must be
changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Digital Setup (see page
33).
5. Connecting a DVD recorder or other digital video
recording device (VIDEO 2)
Using an RCA-type video connection cable, connect the video
output terminal (composite) on the device to the VIDEO 2 IN jacks
on the TX-DS898 and video input terminal to the VIDEO 2 OUT
jacks. If there is an S video input/output terminal on the device,
connect it to the S VIDEO 2 IN/OUT jack using an S video cable.
You do not need to connect to both the S VIDEO 2 IN and VIDEO 2
IN terminals. If the device has component video outputs, connect
them to one of the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the VIDEO 2 input
source is set for the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT 2 jack.
If the video connection is made at COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT 1,
this must be changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Video Setup
→ Component Video (see page 35).
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the audio
output terminal on the device to the same VIDEO 2 IN audio jacks
on the TX-DS898 and audio input terminal to the VIDEO 2 OUT
audio jacks. Make sure that you properly connect the left channel to
the L jack and the right channel to the R jack.
If the device has a digital output jack as well, be sure to also connect
it to either a DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) or DIGITAL INPUT
(OPTICAL) jack on the TX-DS898 depending on the type of
connector on the device.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the VIDEO 2 input
source is set for digital input at the COAXIAL 3 jack.
If the digital connection is made at a different jack, this must be changed
at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Digital Setup (see page 33).
If the device also has a digital input jack, it can be connected to the
DIGITAL OUTPUT (OPTICAL) jack on the TX-DS898 for digital
recording of the source for REC OUT at the TX-DS898.
Note:
The output from the DIGITAL OUTPUT jack of the TX-DS898 is
only the digital signal input to the DIGITAL INPUT jack.
6. Connecting a video cassette recorder (VIDEO 1)
Using an RCA-type video connection cable, connect the video
output terminal (composite) on the video cassette recorder to the
VIDEO 1 IN jacks on the TX-DS898 and video input terminal to the
VIDEO 1 OUT jacks. If there is an S video input/output terminal on
the video cassette recorder, connect it to the S VIDEO 1 IN/OUT
jack using an S video cable. You do not need to connect to both the
S VIDEO 1 IN and VIDEO 1 IN terminals. If the video cassette
recorder has component video outputs, connect them to one of the
COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the VIDEO 1 input
source is set for the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT 2 jack.
If the video connection is made at COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT 1,
this must be changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Video Setup
→ Component Video (see page 35).
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the audio
output terminal on the video cassette recorder to the same VIDEO 1
IN audio jacks on the TX-DS898 and audio input terminal to the
VIDEO 1 OUT audio jacks. Make sure that you properly connect the
left channel to the L jack and the right channel to the R jack.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the VIDEO 1 input
source is set for digital input at the COAXIAL 2 jack.
If the digital connection is made at a different jack, this must be
changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Digital Setup (see page
33).
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Connections
9. TV monitor or projector
(MONITOR OUT)
Y
PB
Component video input
PR
Video input
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
OPT
FRONT
PRE
R
TENNA
VIDEO
AUDIO
S VIDEO
S Video input
COMPONENT
VIDEO
OUTPUT
Y
MONITOR
OUT
1
8. Satellite tuner or television
(VIDEO 4)
L
R
SUB
AM
2
COAX
OUT
ZONE 2
IN
DVD
PB
SURR
1
SURR
BACK/
ZONE 2
Digital audio output
(optical)
PR
INPUT 1
FM
75
2
Y
OUT
VIDEO 1
R (red)
FRONT
3
PB
IN
DIO
OPT
L
SUB
PH
1
OUT
PR
VIDEO 2
2
CD
SURR
BACK
R
Video output
IN
VIDEO 3
PB
IN
VIDEO 4
PR
S Video output
R
AUDIO
7, 8.
Connecting a satellite tuner, television, or settop
box (VIDEO 3 or 4)
If the satellite tuner or television is equipped with an S video output
terminal, connect it to the S VIDEO 3 (or 4) IN terminal with an S
video cable. If it does not have an S video output terminal, connect
its video output terminal to the VIDEO 3 (or 4) IN terminal using an
RCA-type video connection cable. You do not need to connect to
both the S VIDEO 3 (or 4) IN and VIDEO 3 (or 4) IN terminals. If
the satellite tuner or television has component video outputs,
connect them to one of the COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT jacks.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the VIDEO 3 and
VIDEO 4 input sources are set for the COMPONENT VIDEO
INPUT 2 jack.
If the video connection is made at COMPONENT VIDEO INPUT
1, this must be changed at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Video
Setup → Component Video (see page 35).
Using an RCA-type audio connection cable, connect the audio
output terminal on the satellite tuner or television to the same
VIDEO 3 (or 4) IN audio jacks on the TX-DS898. Make sure that
you properly connect the left channel to the L jack and the right
channel to the R jack.
If the device has a digital output jack as well, be sure to also connect
it to either a DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) or DIGITAL INPUT
(OPTICAL) jack on the TX-DS898 depending on the device.
With the initial settings of the TX-DS898, the VIDEO 3 input source
is set for digital input at the OPTICAL 3 jack, and the VIDEO 4
input source is set for digital input at the OPTICAL 4 jack.
If the digital connection is made at a different jack, this must be changed
at the Setup menu: Input Setup → Digital Setup (see page 33).
9. Connecting a television monitor or projector
(MONITOR OUT)
The TX-DS898 is equipped with a simple Y/C separate circuit and
simple Y/C mixed circuit. Since both the signal from the S VIDEO
and VIDEO inputs are output to the MONITOR OUT S VIDEO
output, if the television or projector is equipped with an S video
input, it is unnecessary to connect the video connectors. If it is
equipped with only a video input, connect it to the MONITOR OUT
VIDEO output.
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IN
TAPE
4
GND
L
DIO
Analog audio
output
Y
IN
OUT
3
DIGITAL
INPUT
L (white)
INPUT 2
SURR
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
If the monitor or projector is equipped with an S video output
terminal, connect it to the MONITOR OUT S VIDEO terminal with
an S video cable. If it does not have an S video output terminal,
connect its video output terminal to the MONITOR OUT VIDEO
terminal using an RCA-type video connection cable. You do not
need to connect to both the MONITOR OUT S VIDEO and
MONITOR OUT VIDEO terminals. If the device has component
video inputs, connect them to the COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT
jacks.
Caution:
Note that the Setup menu will only be displayed on the monitor
connected to MONITOR OUT and not those connected to the
COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUT jacks.
10. Connecting video camera, etc. (VIDEO 5)
If the device is equipped with an S video output terminal, connect it
to the S VIDEO 5 IN terminal with an S video cable. If it does not
have an S video output terminal, connect its video output terminal to
the VIDEO 5 IN terminal using an RCA-type video connection
cable. You do not need to connect to both the S VIDEO 5 IN and
VIDEO 5 IN terminals.
The VIDEO 5 digital input is fixed to the OPTICAL input on the
front panel.
S Video output
Digital output
(optical)
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
N
DIGITAL
10. Video camera/Video game
(VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT)
Video output
Left (white)
Analog output
Right (red)
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
Connecting speakers
Before connecting the speakers, place them correctly by consulting
the instruction manuals that came with them.
For surround playback, the configuration and placement of your
speakers are very important.
For THX surround EX playback, we recommend that you use a
THX speaker system that is certified by Lucasfilm Ltd.
Surround back speakers
• Place these speakers behind the listener so that the angle
between each speaker and the listener is approximately 30
degrees.
• Place these speakers so that their height is 3 feet (1 meter)
higher than that of the listener’s ears.
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Ideal speaker configuration
• Front right and left speakers
• Center speaker
Produces a rich sound image by serving as a sound source for
the front right and left speakers and enhancing the sonic
movement.
• Surround right and left speakers
Adds three-dimensional sonic movement and produces
environmental sound associated with the background and effect
sound for each scene.
• Surround back right and left speakers
Required for enjoying THX Surround EX, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1,
or DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 audio.
• Subwoofer
Produces powerful and heavy bass.
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Subwoofer
A subwoofer is recommended for the highest bass effect.
Layout with dipolar
speakers
3
2
Speaker placement
Ideal speaker placement varies depending on the size of your room
and the wall coverings. Here, only typical example of speaker
placement and recommendations are shown.
In order to create the optimum conditions for the best sound quality,
be sure to place all the speakers so that the greatest difference
between the distances of each speaker to the listening position is
less than 20 feet.
1
4
3
2
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
TV or screen
Front left speaker
Subwoofer
Center speaker
Front right speaker
4
5
6
7
10
10
Front right and left speakers
Surround right and left speakers
The sound recorded for the center speaker and the subwoofer will be
properly distributed to the front right and left speakers for optimized
surround playback.
Layout with monopolar
speakers
1
Minimum speaker configuration for surround
sound playback
•
•
9
9
8
6
7
8
9
10
9
Surround left speaker
Surround right speaker
Surround back left speaker
Surround back right speaker
Listening position
Most dipoles have an arrow on them to indicate their orientation
towards the screen. So for the side dipoles, the arrows point forward.
For the back dipoles, the arrows should point towards each other to
achieve the correct acoustical phasing in the room.
Important points regarding speaker placement
Front left and right speakers and center speaker
• Place these three speakers at the same height from the floor.
• Place each speaker so that sound is aimed at the location of the
listener’s ears when at the listening position.
Surround left and right speakers
• Place these speakers so that their height is 1 meter higher than
that of the listener’s ears.
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Connecting speakers
Connecting speakers
Connecting the speaker cable
Caution:
Connect only speakers with an impedance between 4 and 16 Ω to
the TX-DS898. If the impedance of even one speaker is between 4
and 6 Ω, be sure to set the speaker impedance setting
accordingly (see page 28).
1. Strip away 5/8 inch (15 mm) of wire insulation.
Notes:
• When you are using only one speaker or when you wish to listen to
monaural (mono) sound, a single speaker should never be
connected in parallel to both the right and left-channel terminals
simultaneously.
4. Insert wire
2. Twist wire ends very tight.
3. Unscrew
5. Screw
1
2
15mm
3
–
–
+
L
R
–
L
L
R
R
L
R
–
+
+
Connecting a subwoofer
Use the PRE OUT SUBWOOFER jack to connect a subwoofer with
a built-in power amplifier. If your subwoofer does not have a built-in
amplifier, connect an amplifier to the PRE OUT SUBWOOFER jack
and the subwoofer to the amplifier.
NO!
• Be sure to connect the positive and negative cables for the
speakers properly. If they are mixed up, the left and right signals
will be reversed and the audio will sound unnatural.
• Do not connect more than one speaker cable to one speaker
terminal. Doing so may damage the TX-DS898.
• Connect either your surround back speakers or the speakers you
will be using in the remote zone (Zone 2) to the SURR BACK
SPEAKERS/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS terminals (see page 21).
Front right
speaker
DIGITAL
OUTPUT
PRE OUT
R
VIDEO
AUDIO
ANTENNA
L
FRONT
OUTPUT
Y
AM
ZONE 2
OUT
PB
SURR
1
DVD
IN
SURR
BACK /
ZONE 2
PR
INPUT 1
FM
75
2
Surround right
speaker
Front left
speaker
COMPONENT
VIDEO
L
R
CENTER
2
COAX
S VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT
1
SUB
5
+
• To prevent damage to circuitry,
never short-circuit the positive (+)
and negative (–) speaker wire.
OPT
4
SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS
FRONT SPEAKERS
CAUTION:
SPEAKER
IMPEDANCE
SURR SPEAKERS
R
L
R
3
OPT
MULTI CH
INPUT
R
AC OUTLETS
4 OHMS MIN. OR
6 OHMS MIN.
/SPEAKER
AC 120 V 60 Hz
SWITCHED
TOTAL 120W 1A MAX.
Y
OUT
SUB
PB
IN
AUDIO
SURR
BACK
/ ZONE 2
SPEAKERS
CENTER
SPEAKER
L
CENTER
PH
1
OUT
PR
VIDEO 2
SURR
2
CD
SURR
BACK
R
IR
IN
VIDEO 3
PB
IN
VIDEO 4
PR
IN
ZONE 2
OUT
REMOTE
CONTROL
TAPE
4
DIGITAL
INPUT
R
AUDIO
L
12V TRIGGER
AV RECEIVER
MODEL NO. TX-DS 898
OUT
IN
L
INPUT 2
Y
IN
3
GND
L
SEE
INSTRUCTION
MANUAL FOR
CORRECT
SETTINGS.
VIDEO 1
FRONT
Surround left
speaker
R
AUDIO
L
VIDEO
S VIDEO
Subwoofer
Center
speaker
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Surround
Back right
speaker
Surround
Back left
speaker
Connecting the remote zone (Zone 2)
speakers
Outline
The TX-DS898 allows you to connect another set of speakers and
place them in a different room or separated area for listening to
music. This other room or area is referred to as the remote zone
(Zone 2), while the room where the TX-DS898 is located is the
main zone. In addition, the IR IN/OUT allows you to control the
TX-DS898 from the remote zone (Zone 2) with the remote
controller even though the remote zone is physically separated.
The diagram below shows how to make the proper connections for
the remote zone.
Main Room
Remote Zone (Zone 2)
PRE OUT
R
L
Zone 2
Left
speaker
FRONT
SUB
CENTER
Zone 2
Right
speaker
SURR
SURR
BACK /
ZONE 2
When using the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS
terminals
If you are using a 5.1-channel speaker system in the main room, you
can connect the speakers for the remote zone (Zone 2) to the open
SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS terminals.
With this connection, select “Activated” for the Speaker Setup →
Powered Zone 2 setting in the Setup menu.
Main Room
Remote Zone (Zone 2)
Zone 2
Left
speaker
Zone 2
Right
speaker
Left (white)
Power amplifier
TX-DS898
Right (red)
When using the ZONE 2 OUT terminals
When you have connected all the speakers for 7.1-channel audio in
the main room, connect the speakers as shown below.
The ZONE 2 OUT terminal is a constant output. Connect to the
LINE input of the amplifier (CD, tape, etc.). Adjust the volume
with the amplifier connected to the ZONE 2 OUT terminal.
1. Connect the TX-DS898 to the amplifier for the
remote zone.
SURR
BACK
/ ZONE 2
SPEAKERS
R
L
2. Connect the remote zone speaker cables to the
speaker terminals on the amplifier.
Adjust the volume level at the amplifier.
3. Connect the TX-DS898 to the monitor for the remote
zone.
TX-DS898
Remote Zone (Zone 2)
Note:
It is important to be aware of the speaker impedance (see previous
page).
Zone 2
Zone 2 monitor
Zone 2
Left speaker
or projector Right speaker
When using the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT
terminals
If you are using a 5.1-channel speaker system in the main room, you
can connect the amplifier for the remote zone (Zone 2) to the open
SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT terminals and connect the remote
zone speakers.
With this connection, select “Activated” for the Speaker Setup →
Powered Zone 2 setting in the Setup menu.
Zone 2 amplifier
Main Room
VIDEO
AUDIO
S VIDEO
MONITOR
OUT
R
L
OUT
ZONE 2
Right (red)
Left (white)
TX-DS898
Note:
The ZONE 2 out terminals of the TX-DS898 are of a fixed output
level.
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Operating components not reached by the
remote controller signals (IR IN/OUT)
The following equipment (sold separately) is essential for
operation:
• Onkyo’s Multi-Room System kits (IR Remote Controller
Extension System), or
• Multiroom A/V distribution and control systems from Niles®
and Xantech® to name a few
Make connection as shown below. Do not plug the equipment into
the power source until the connection is complete.
from connecting block
Mini plug cable
If the remote controller signal does not reach the
TX-DS898 remote sensor
IR
If the TX-DS898 is located inside a cabinet or other enclosure where
the infrared rays from the remote controller cannot enter, then
operation with the remote controller will not be possible. In such a
case, it will be necessary to install a remote sensor at a location
outside of the cabinet for the infrared rays from the controller to
reach.
With this connection, select “Main” for the Hardware Setup → IR IN
Setup → Position setting in the Setup menu (see page 28).
IR Receiver
Connecting
block
IR IN
IN
OUT
TX-DS898
If the remote controller signal does not reach
other components
In this situation, you will need to use a commercially available IR
emitter. Connect the mini plug of the IR emitter to the IR OUT
terminal on the TX-DS898 and then place the IR emitter on the
remote sensor of the component or facing it. When the IR emitter is
connected, only the signal input to the IR IN terminal is output to the
IR OUT terminal. The signal input from the remote sensor on the
front of the TX-DS898 will not be output to the IR OUT terminal.
TX-DS898
Remote Controller
IR Receiver
Connecting
block
IR IN
In the
cabinet
TX-DS898
: Signal flow
IR OUT
IR Emitter
The IR IN input allows you to control the TX-DS898 from the
remote zone (Zone 2) with the remote controller even though the
remote zone is physically separated. The diagram below shows how
to make the proper connections for the remote zone.
With this connection, select “Zone 2” for the Hardware Setup → IR
IN Setup → Position setting in the Setup menu (see page 28).
Remote Controller
other
component
: Signal flow
To IR IN
other component
IR Receiver
: Signal flow
TX-DS898
Remote control
sensor
Connecting
block
IR
Emitter
IN
OUT
Remote controller
Main room
: Signal flow
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Zone 2 room
TX-DS898
Mini plug
IR Emitter
Mini plug cable
Connecting antennas
To use the tuner of TX-DS898, it is necessary to prepare the supplied
FM and AM antennas.
• Adjustment and placement of the FM and AM antennas for
better reception must be done while listening to a station
broadcast.
• If better reception cannot be obtained, then placement of an
outside antenna is recommended.
Assembling the AM loop antenna
Assemble the loop antenna as shown in the illustration.
• Refer to “Connecting the AM loop antenna” below for details on
connecting the loop antenna.
Connecting the included antennas
Connecting the FM indoor antenna:
The FM indoor antenna is for indoor use only. During use, extend the
antenna and move it in various directions until the clearest signal is
received. Fix it with push pins or similar implements in the position
that will cause the least amount of distortion.
If the reception is not very clear with the attached FM indoor
antenna, the use of an outdoor antenna is recommended.
Connecting the AM loop antenna:
The AM loop antenna is for indoor use only. Set it in the direction
and position where you receive the clearest sound. Put it as far away
as possible from the TX-DS898, televisions, speaker cables, and
power cords.
When reception is not satisfactory with the attached AM loop
antenna alone, connection of an outdoor antenna is recommended.
FM antenna
(Indoor) AM loop antenna
Insert into the hole.
RE OUT
L
Connecting the AM antenna cable
AUDIO
ANTENNA
R
CENTER
L
AM
1. Press down the lever.
2. Insert the wire into the hole.
FM
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3. Release the lever.
1
2
3
Strip away the insulation from the end of
the cable, then fully insert the stripped
end of the cable.
Hint:
Either of the split ends of the AM antenna can be connected to either
terminal. Unlike speaker cabling, there is no polarity for AM
broadcast signals.
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Connecting antennas
Connecting an FM outdoor antenna
Directional linkage
Please make sure that you follow the considerations:
• Keep the antenna away from noise sources (neon signs, busy
roads, etc.).
• It is dangerous to put the antenna close to power lines. Keep it
well away from power lines, transformers, etc.
• To avoid the risk of lightning and electrical shock, grounding is
necessary. Follow item 14 of the “Important Safeguards” on
page 2 when you install the outdoor antenna.
Do not use the same antenna for both FM and TV (or VCR)
reception since the FM and TV (or VCR) signals can interfere with
each other. If you must use a common FM/TV (or VCR) antenna, use
a directional linkage type splitter.
To receiver
RE OUT
L
AUDIO
ANTENNA
L
R
CENTER
AM
FM
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Connecting an AM outdoor antenna
An outdoor antenna will be more effective if it is stretched
horizontally above a window or outside.
• Do not remove the AM loop antenna.
• To avoid the risk of lightning and electrical shock, grounding is
necessary. Follow item 14 of the “Important Safeguards” on
page 2 when you install the outdoor antenna.
Outdoor antenna
RE OUT
(Indoor)
AM loop antenna
L
AUDIO
ANTENNA
R
CENTER
AM
FM
75
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L
To TV (or VCR)
Connecting the power
STANDBY/ON
STDBY
ON
STANDBY indicator
RCVR
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
AM
PHONO
CD
DISPLAY
PUSH TO OPEN
TX-DS898
TAPE
POWER
To wall outlet
• The TX-DS898 is shipped with the main power (POWER)
ON ). When the power cord is
switch in the on position (
plugged in for the first time, the TX-DS898 will automatically
enter the standby state and the STANDBY indicator will light
(same condition after step 2 below).
• Before you plug in the TX-DS898, confirm that all connections
have been made properly.
• Turning on the power may cause a momentary power surge,
which might interfere with other electrical equipment on the
same circuit, such as computers. If this happens, use a wall outlet
on a different circuit.
To change the display of the input source from TAPE to
MD:
If you connected an MD recorder to the TAPE jack on the TXDS898, you can have “MD” appear when the TAPE source button is
pressed. By changing the display, if an Onkyo MD recorder zconnected, the z system functions will become enabled.
Changing the display:
Press and hold down the TAPE source button until the display
changes from TAPE to MD (approx. 3 seconds).
TAPE
1. Plug the power cord into an AC wall outlet.
STAND
2. Press the POWER switch to set the
TX-DS898 to standby state.
The STANDBY indicator will light up.
3. Press the STANDBY/ON button to
turn on the TX-DS898. The display
and four jog dial indicators will light
up and the STANDBY indicator will
turn off.
If you press the STANDBY/ON button
again, the receiver returns to Standby mode.
POWER
ON
To return the display to its original setting, perform the same
procedure. This setting is necessary to allow z system functions
for the connected cassette tape or MD recorder.
OFF
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
Turn off
Turning the power on from the remote controller:
Before you can use the remote controller, you must perform steps 1
and 2 above and place the TX-DS898 in the standby state.
1. Press the RCVR MODE button.
The RCVR MODE button lights green.
Memory preservation
This unit does not require memory preservation batteries. A builtin memory power backup system preserves the contents of the
memory during power failures and even when the POWER
switch is set to off. The POWER switch must be set to on in order
to charge the backup system.
The memory preservation period after the unit has been turned off
varies depending on climate and placement of the unit. On the
average, memory contents are protected over a period of a few
weeks after the last time the unit has been turned off. This period
is shorter when the unit is exposed to a highly humid climate.
2. Press the ON button to turn on the
TX-DS898 (take it out of the standby
state).
To return the TX-DS898 to the standby
state, press the STDBY button.
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Setup menus
When making the various settings required to configure your TX-DS898 optimally, you can either use the OSD menu that appears on your
television monitor or you can use the display on the front of the TX-DS898. The OSD menu is a settings menu that is displayed on your TV
monitor. For use as reference when performing the setting procedures, this manual shows both the OSD menu displayed on your television
monitor and the display on the front of the TX-DS898.
The Setup menu consists of a main screen that is divided up into 5 menus: Hardware Setup, Speaker Setup, Input Setup, Audio Adjust, and
Preference. These menus are then divided up into various sub-menus, and these contain settings for you to optimize your home theater as you wish.
0.Hardware Setup
0.Hardware Setup
1.Speaker Impedance
1.Speaker Impedance
2.IR IN Setup
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
Basic Menu
Your TX-DS898 is provided with a
Basic Setup Menu for those that
have bought an AV receiver for the
first time and those that wish to
watch movies and listen to music
with the minimal amount of setup.
With the Basic Setup Menu, the
settings that rarely need to be set or
that are not needed for a reasonably
good degree of sound quality are not
displayed. Settings listed with
next to their name are settings that
can be set using the Basic Setup
Menu.
Basic Menu
0.Hardware Setup
1.Speaker Setup
2.Input Setup
3.Audio Adjust
→Advanced Menu
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
1.Speaker Setup
1.Speaker Setup
1.Speaker Config
2.Speaker Distance
3.Level Calibration
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
1.Digital Setup
2.Multichannel Setup
3.Video Setup
4.Character Input
5.Intelli Volume
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
1.Tone Control
→default
Advanced Menu
→Basic Menu
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
Quit:|SETUP|
1.Digital Setup
2.Multichannel Setup
3.Video Setup
4.Character Input
5.Intelli Volume
6.Listening Mode Preset
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
3.Audio Adjust
3.Audio Adjust
3.Sound Effect
0.Hardware Setup
1.Speaker Setup
2.Input Setup
3.Audio Adjust
4.Preference
1.Speaker Config
2.Speaker Distance
3.Level Calibration
4.Bass Peak Level
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2.Surround Speakers
Advanced Menu
The Advanced Menu provides an
Advanced Setup Menu with features
such as the Listening Mode Presets that
allow you to customize the output sound
for movies and music just the way you
like and the AV Sync Setup that allows
you to adjust for discrepancies between
the video and audio timing.
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
1.Tone Control
2.Surround Speakers
3.Sound Effect
4.Delay
5.LFE Level
6.Mono Setup
7.Theater Dimensional
8.Surround Setup
3.Audio Adjust
9.THX Setup
10.Mono Movie Setup
11.Enhanced 7 Setup
12.Orchestra Setup
13.Unplugged Setup
14.Studio Mix Setup
15.TV Logic Setup
→default
4.Preference
1.Volume Setup
2.Headphone Level Setup
3.OSD Setup
4.OSD Position
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
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|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
Quit:|SETUP|
Setup menus
Advanced Menu
0.Hardware Setup
1.Speaker Setup
2.Input Setup
3.Audio Adjust
4.Preference
1.Speaker Setup
→Basic Menu
1.Speaker Config
2.Speaker Distance
3.Level Calibration
4.Bass Peak Level
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
Quit:|SETUP|
Main menu
1-1.Speaker Config
a.Subwoofer
:Yes
b.Front
:Small
c.Center
:Small
d.Surround L/R:Small
e.Surround Bk :Small
f.Powered Zone2
:Not Activated
Quit:|SETUP|
Menu
Sub-menu
Navigating through the Setup menu
You can change settings using the buttons on the front panel and on
the remote controller.
The buttons on the remote controller correspond to those on the TXDS898 as shown below.
Button on remote controller
Button on TX-DS898
1. Press the SETUP button.
The main menu screen of the Main menu appears on your TV
monitor.
2. Using the and cursor buttons, select the menu
that you want to enter.
3. Press the ENTER button to enter the selected menu.
The screen for that menu appears.
SETUP
SETUP
SETUP
(upper edge of
ENTER button)
UP
(lower edge of
ENTER button)
DOWN
(left edge of
ENTER button)
LEFT
(right edge of
ENTER button)
RIGHT
4. Using the and cursor buttons, select the submenu that you want to enter, and press the ENTER
button.
Each sub-menu has different settings that can be changed as
desired, and they are all explained below. To change a setting,
first select it using the and cursor buttons, and then change
the setting using the and cursor buttons.
5. Press the RETURN button to set the new settings and
return to the previous menu screen, and again to
return to the main screen.
Note:
Press the SETUP button to exit the Setup menu immediately.
ENTER
ENTER
ENTER
RETURN
RETURN
RETURN
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Hardware Setup
0. Hardware Setup menu
0-2. IR IN Setup sub-menu
Advanced Menu
Advanced Menu
0.Hardware Setup
0.Hardware Setup
0-2.IR IN Setup
1.Speaker Impedance
2.IR IN Setup
a.Position
:Main
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
Quit:|SETUP|
The Hardware Setup menu will need to be set before you use your
TX-DS898 for the first time. Once you set the Speaker Impedance
setting at the Hardware Setup menu, the setting will not be displayed
again when you enter the Basic Menu. To change the setting at a later
date, select the Advanced Menu to display the Hardware Setup
menu.
0-1. Speaker Impedance sub-menu
Set the impedance level to match the specifications of the speakers
you are using.
If the impedances of all speakers are between 6 and 16 Ω, select “6
ohms.” If the impedance of even one speaker is between 4 and 6 Ω,
select “4 ohms.”
Note:
Before you change this setting, be sure to first lower the volume at
the TX-DS898 to the minimum level.
Advanced Menu
0.Hardware Setup
0-1.Speaker Impedance
a.Minimum
:6 ohms
Quit:|SETUP|
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This sub-menu allows you to set where you will be using the remote
controller when you are using it in conjunction with the IR IN
terminal (i.e. remote controller signals are input at the IR IN
terminal).
Main: Select when you have a remote sensor for the remote
controller connected to the IR IN terminal in the main room.
Zone 2: Select to perform the remote zone (Zone 2) operations from
the remote zone. When this is selected, the ON/STDBY, INPUT
SELECTOR, CH
, and LEVEL / (or VOL ) buttons work
without having to press the ZONE 2 button on the remote controller.
Speaker Setup
1. Speaker Setup menu
1-1. Speaker Config sub-menu
After you have installed the TX-DS898, connected all the
components, and determined the speaker layout, it is now time to
perform the settings in the Speaker Setup menu for the optimum
sound acoustics for your environment and speaker layout.
Before you perform the following settings, it is important that you
first determine the following characteristics:
• The types and sizes of the speakers that are connected.
• The distance from each speaker to your normal listening
position.
Advanced Menu
1.Speaker Setup
1.Speaker Config
2.Speaker Distance
3.Level Calibration
4.Bass Peak Level
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
Quit:|SETUP|
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1.Speaker Setup
1.Speaker Config
1-1.Speaker
Config
2.Speaker Distance
3.Level Calibration
4.Bass
Peak Level
a.Subwoofer
:Yes
b.Front
:Small
c.Center
:Small
d.Surround L/R:Small
e.Surround Bk :Small
|ENTER|
Quit:|OSD|
f.Powered
Zone2
:Not Activated
Quit:|SETUP|
a. Subwoofer
Yes: Select when a subwoofer is connected.
No: Select when a subwoofer is not connected.
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Advanced Menu
b. Front
Large: Select if the front speakers are large sized.
Small: Select if the front speakers are small sized.
• If “No” is selected for the Subwoofer setting, then this setting
is fixed to “Large.”
Memo:
Front
Here you will enter which speakers are connected and the size of
each speaker.
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c. Center
None: Select if no center speaker is connected.
Large: Select if the center speaker is large sized.
Small: Select if the center speaker is small sized.
• If “Small” is selected for the Front setting, then “Large”
cannot be selected for this setting.
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Tip:
When setting the speaker size in the Speaker Config sub-menu, use
the guidelines given below.
Large: The complete frequency range for the channel you are
setting will be output from the speaker.
Small: Frequencies of the channel you are setting lower than 80
Hz will be output from the subwoofer. If there is no subwoofer,
then the output will be from the left and right front speakers. (Set
all speakers for THX speaker systems to “small.”)
d. Surround L/R
None: Select if no surround left and right speakers are
connected.
Large: Select if the surround left and right speakers are large sized.
Small: Select if the surround left and right speakers are small sized.
• If “Small” is selected for the Front setting, then “Large”
cannot be selected for this setting.
e. Surround Bk
None: Select if no surround back left and right speakers are connected.
Large: Select if the surround back left and right speakers are large sized.
Small: Select if the surround back left and right speakers are
small sized.
• If “None” is selected for the Surround L/R setting, the display
disappears from the screen.
• If “Small” is selected for the Surround L/R setting, then
“Large” cannot be selected for this setting.
• If “Activated” is selected for the Powered Zone 2 setting
(below), then the display disappears from the screen.
f. Powered Zone 2
Activated: Select when connecting the speakers for the remote
zone (Zone 2) to the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT or SURR
BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS terminals (using the internal
amplifier of the TX-DS898).
Not Activated: Select when not connecting the speakers for the
remote zone (Zone 2) to the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT or
SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS terminals (not using the
internal amplifier of the TX-DS898).
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Speaker Setup
Note:
The SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT and SURR BACK/ZONE
2 SPEAKER terminals
In order to have 7.1-channel playback in the main room, you must set
the Powered Zone 2 setting to “Not Activated.” When set to “Not
Activated,” the surround back signals are output from the SURR
BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT and SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKER
terminals. Connect the surround back speakers to the SURR BACK/
ZONE 2 SPEAKER terminals or to the speakers terminals of the
power amplifier connected to the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT
terminals.
When you are not using the surround back speakers in the main room
and using the internal amplifier to power the speakers for the remote
zone (Zone 2), set the Powered Zone 2 setting to “Activated.” When
set to “Activated,” the Zone 2 signals are output from the SURR
BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT and SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKER
terminals. Connect the remote zone (Zone 2) speakers to the SURR
BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKER terminals or to the speakers terminals of
the power amplifier connected to the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE
OUT terminals.
a. Unit
feet: Select if you will enter the distances in feet.
meters: Select if you will enter the distances in meters.
b. Front L/R
Set the distance from the front left and right speakers to your normal
listening position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9
meters in 0.15-meter intervals).
Position the front left and right speakers so that they are the same
distance from the listener. If they are not, you may lose the center
position for stereo sound.
c. Center
Set the distance from the center speaker to your normal listening
position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9 meters in
0.15-meter intervals).
d. Surr Right
Set the distance from the surround right speaker to your normal
listening position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9
meters in 0.15-meter intervals).
e. Surr Bk R
Set the distance from the surround back right speaker to your normal
listening position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9
meters in 0.15-meter intervals).
1-2. Speaker Distance sub-menu
Here you will enter the distance from each speaker to your normal
listening position. This is important for the timing of the acoustics to
create the proper sound space that the TX-DS898 and today’s sound
systems are able to produce.
Notes:
• Speakers that you selected “No” or “None” for in the Speaker
Config sub-menu will not appear.
• The difference between the distances of different speakers
cannot be set to more than 20 feet.
Advanced Menu
1.Speaker Setup
1-2.Speaker Distance
a.Unit
:feet
b.Front L/R
:12.0ft
c.Center
:12.0ft
d.Surr Right : 7.0ft
e.Surr Bk R
: 7.0ft
f.Surr Bk L
: 7.0ft
g.Surr Left
: 7.0ft
h.Subwoofer
:12.Oft
Quit:|SETUP|
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f. Surr Bk L
Set the distance from the surround back left speaker to your normal
listening position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9
meters in 0.15-meter intervals).
Note:
If the Powered Zone 2 setting of the Speaker Config sub-menu is set
to “Activated,” then the Surr Bk R and Surr Bk L settings will not be
displayed.
g. Surr Left
Set the distance from the surround left speaker to your normal
listening position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9
meters in 0.15-meter intervals).
h. Subwoofer
Set the distance from the subwoofer to your normal listening
position between 1 and 30 feet in 0.5-feet intervals (0.3 to 9 meters in
0.15-meter intervals).
Speaker Setup
1-3. Level Calibration sub-menu
Here you will set the volume for each speaker so that they are all
heard by the listener at the same level. This is especially important
for speaker layouts where the left and right speakers are at different
distances or in asymmetrical positions due to room designs and
configurations. These settings and the distance settings performed
above are vital to create the proper acoustics required for the
optimum sound space and dynamics.
Note:
The speaker level settings here are not effective for multi-channel
input sources. To adjust the speaker levels for multi-channel input
sources, you will need to use the CH SEL, LEVEL , and LEVEL
buttons on the RC-460M remote controller. See page 51.
Advanced Menu
1.Speaker Setup
1-3.Level Calibration
a.Left
: 0dB
b.Center
: 0dB
c.Right
: 0dB
d.Surr Right
: 0dB
e.Surr Bk R
: 0dB
f.Surr Bk L
: 0dB
g.Surr Left
: 0dB
h.Subwoofer
: 0dB
Quit:|SETUP|
a. Left
Sound comes from the front left speaker. Adjust the sound level
between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
b. Center
Sound comes from the center speaker. Adjust the sound level
between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
c. Right
Sound comes from the front right speaker. Adjust the sound level
between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
d. Surr Right
Sound comes from the surround right speaker. Adjust the sound
level between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
e. Surr Bk R
Sound comes from the surround back right speaker. Adjust the sound
level between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
f. Surr Bk L
Sound comes from the surround back left speaker. Adjust the sound
level between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
Note:
If the Powered Zone 2 setting of the Speaker Config sub-menu is set
to “Activated,” then the Surr Bk R and Surr Bk L settings will not be
displayed.
g. Surr Left
Sound comes from the surround left speaker. Adjust the sound level
between –12 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
h. Subwoofer
Sound comes from the subwoofer. Adjust the sound level between
–15 and 12 decibels in 1-decibel intervals.
Calibrating the speaker levels
(1) When this sub-menu is entered, the TX-DS898 will emit a pink
noise from the front left speaker. At this time, the Master volume
automatically increases to the reference level (0dB). Remember
the level of this noise and then press the cursor button. (Note
that this can be adjusted to any level between –12 and 12
decibels in 1-decibel intervals.) The TX-DS898 will now emit
the pink noise from the center speaker.
(2) Using the and cursor buttons, adjust the volume level of the
noise from the center speaker so that it is the same level as the
front left speaker. You can jog back and forth between the
speakers to help you compare the volume levels.
(3) Press the cursor button again. The TX-DS898 will now emit
the pink noise from the front right speaker.
(4) Repeat steps (2) and (3) above for the front right and other
speakers until all speakers are adjusted to the same volume level.
Notes:
• Speakers that you selected “No” or “None” for in the Speaker
Config sub-menu will not appear.
• To accurately set the output levels, it is recommended to use a
handheld sound pressure level (SPL) meter. Set the meter to Cweighting and slow averaging. A Radio Shack® SPL meter or
equivalent is recommended. Using the internal channel noise
generators, set each channel so that you read a 75 decibel sound
pressure level.
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Speaker Setup
1-4. Bass Peak Level
(Bass Peak Level Manager*) sub-menu
Setting the bass peak level is important to keep your subwoofer from
being damaged by preventing it from outputting over a set volume. If
your subwoofer has a built-in limiter, set this setting to “Off.”
Note:
If your system does not include a subwoofer, this setting will set the
bass peak level for your front speakers.
a. Bass Peak Level Limiter
On: Select to set the bass peak level. When “On” is selected, the
Peak Level setting appears below.
Off: Select to turn off the bass peak level limiting function.
Advanced Menu
1.Speaker Setup
1-4.Bass Peak Level
Advanced Menu
a.Bass Peak Level
Limiter :On
b.Peak Level
:+18dB
1.Speaker Setup
Press
to set
Peak Level.
1-4.Bass Peak Level
Quit:|SETUP|
a.Bass Peak Level
Limiter :Off
Quit:|SETUP|
b. Peak Level
The current bass peak level is displayed. Press the cursor button to
output a test sound. Then press the
cursor button (or turn the
Master Volume dial) to slowly raise the volume to the point where
the sound becomes distorted and then back it off until it returns to
normal. This is the proper setting for the bass peak level.
After setting the Peak Level at the Bass Peak Level sub-menu,
press the RETURN button. The values are set and the previous
screen appears.
Advanced Menu
1.Speaker Setup
1-4.Bass Peak Level
b.Peak Level
:-27dB
1.Turn Volume up.
2.Press RETURN just
before sound is
distorted.
db
Notes:
• The volume can be adjusted to either –∞ or between –81 to +18
decibels in 1-decibel increments.
• Do not allow the distorted sound to be output from the
subwoofer for a long time for it may damage the subwoofer.
* Bass Peak Level Manager is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd.
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Input Setup
2. Input Setup menu
This menu allows you to setup the various input sources available
with the TX-DS898. Each input source may have a great number of
settings that are difficult to keep track of, so we recommend making
a chart to record what you have set and for which component to
prevent confusion later.
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
1.Digital Setup
2.Multichannel Setup
3.Video Setup
4.Character Input
5.Intelli Volume
6.Listening Mode Preset
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
2-1. Digital Setup sub-menu
The settings made in this sub-menu are valid for the input source that
is currently selected with the input source buttons at the front panel
and, therefore, these settings are made separately for each digital
input source. This sub-menu will not appear if the selected input
source button is AM or FM. If this setting is incorrectly made, the
digital audio signals may not be properly output, or not heard at all.
Also, since VIDEO 5 is fixed to the optical digital terminal on the
front panel, this sub-menu will not appear if VIDEO 5 is selected.
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-1.Digital Setup
Input:DVD
a.Digital Input
:COAX1
b.Digital Format
:All
Quit:|SETUP|
Initial settings for each input source
Input source
CD
PHONO
FM
AM
TAPE
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
DVD
Digital input
OPTICAL 1
----
OPTICAL 2
COAXIAL 2
COAXIAL 3
OPTICAL 3
OPTICAL 4
OPTICAL on front panel (fixed)
COAXIAL 1
---- : Available for digital input but not set in initial settings.
: Not available for digital input.
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Input Setup
a. Digital Input
This setting tells the TX-DS898 which input source button on the
front panel is connected with which digital input jack on the rear
panel. To perform this setting, you must first select a digital input
source at the front panel and then set the name of the digital input
jack it is connected to here.
For example, if the input source selected at the front panel is CD and
the compact disc player is connected to DIGITAL INPUT (OPT) 1,
then select “OPT1” here. If the input source selected is not connected
to a digital input, then select “----.”
OPT1-4: Connect your digital components to any of the
DIGITAL INPUT (OPT) terminals 1 through 4.
COAX1-3: Connect your digital components to any of the
COAXIAL INPUT (COAX) terminals 1 through 3.
----: Select if the input source is not from a digital input jack.
b. Digital Format
Sets the digital signal to which priority is given during signal
detection at the selected digital terminal.
The default setting is “All.” If “----” is selected for this input source
at the Digital Input setting, then this setting will not appear.
Although you can use this default setting as is, you may change it as
desired depending on the input signal format (e.g., if you know that
you will always be listening to a certain input signal format from a
particular input source).
All: Select for automatic detection of the input signal format.
The input signal format (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM or Analog)
used by the selected input source is detected automatically to
execute the required decoding process.
DTS: Select for DTS signal processing. The decoding process is
executed only when DTS signals are input.
PCM: Select for PCM signal processing. The decoding process
is executed only when PCM signals are input.
Notes:
• If “All” is selected and a compact disc or LD is fast-forwarded
during playback, decoded PCM signals may produce a skipping
sound. In such cases, change the setting to “PCM.”
• If a DTS signal is not input when “DTS” is selected, the TXDS898 does not automatically switch to analog output even if
“Auto” is selected with the AUDIO SELECTOR button.
Notes on DTS:
• If you play a CD or LD that supports DTS when the “PCM”
setting is selected on the TX-DS898, the DTS encoded signal
will not be decoded and noise will be output. This noise could
damage the amplifier and speakers. Therefore, be sure to
selected “All” or “DTS” and use the digital input jacks
(OPTICAL or COAXIAL) to connect the DTS source.
• If you play a CD or LD that supports DTS when “All” is
selected, you may hear a noise for a short while until the DTS
decoder recognizes the DTS-encoded signal and starts operating.
This is not a malfunction.
• If you press the PAUSE or SKIP button on the player while
playing a DTS source, a short noise may be heard. This is not a
malfunction. In such cases, try playing the source in the “DTS”
selected.
• The DTS indicator on the TX-DS898 lights while a DTS source
is played. When playback finishes and the DTS signal
transmission stops, the TX-DS898 remains in DTS mode and the
DTS indicator remains lit. This prevents noise when you operate
the PAUSE or SKIP button on the player. Therefore, if the
source is immediately switched from DTS to PCM, the PCM
signal may not be played. In this case, stop the playback of the
source on the player for about three seconds and then resume
playback.
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• You may not be able to play some DTS source signals from
certain CD players and LD players even if you connect the
player to the TX-DS898 digitally. This is because the digital
signal has been processed (such as the output level, sampling
frequency, or frequency response) and the TX-DS898 cannot
recognize the signal as DTS data. Therefore you may hear noise
when you play a DTS source while processing the signal.
• The outputs for the VIDEO 1 OUT, VIDEO 2 OUT, TAPE
OUT, and ZONE 2 OUT output analog audio signals. Do not
record from CDs or LDs that support DTS using these outputs. If
you do, the DTS-encoded signal will be recorded as noise.
• If a compact disc or LD encoded in the DTS format is played
back with “PCM” selected, only noise will be produced. Always
select “All” or “DTS” when playing back DTS-encoded sources.
2-2. Multichannel Setup sub-menu
This setting is normally set to “No,” and only needs to be changed to
“Yes” if a DVD player, MPEG decoder, or other component that has
a multi channel port is connected to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT
port for 5.1-channel, 6.1-channel, or 7.1-channel audio. For
example, if a DVD player is connected to the MULTI CHANNEL
INPUT port, then select DVD at the front panel as the input source,
bring up this sub-menu, and select “Yes” for the Multichannel
setting. You can only select Multichannel with the AUDIO
SELECTOR button when “Yes” is selected here.
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-2.Multichannel Setup
Input:DVD
a.Multichannel
:Yes
Quit:|SETUP|
Input source selected
CD
PHONO
FM
AM
TAPE
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
Multichannel
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Note:
When playing a device that is actually connected to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT terminal, select Multichannel with the AUDIO
SELECTOR button.
Input Setup
b. Component Video
If a component is connected to the one of the COMPONENT
VIDEO inputs (1 or 2), then that input must be set here.
The default settings are given below.
2-3. Video Setup sub-menu
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-3.Video Setup
Input:DVD
a.Video
:DVD
b.Component Video
:INPUT1
Quit:|SETUP|
a. Video
This setting allows you to match the audio from one component with
the video from another. Therefore, you can set a video source to be
displayed while the audio from another input source is heard. For
example, this allows you to play the music from a compact disc,
while displaying the picture from a video cassette player or other
video source.
The default settings are given below.
Input source selected
CD
PHONO
FM
AM
TAPE
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
Input source selected
CD
PHONO
FM
AM
TAPE
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
Component video input
Last Valid
Last Valid
Last Valid
Last Valid
Last Valid
INPUT 1
INPUT 2
INPUT 2
INPUT 2
INPUT 2
INPUT 2
Last Valid (enables the source last selected): The source that
was selected last continues as the input source.
Video
Last Valid
Last Valid
Last Valid
Last Valid
Last Valid
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
Last Valid: When you change to an input source set to “Last
Valid,” the video of the input source that you changed from is
continued. For example, if the selected input source is VIDEO 1,
and you then change to CD (set to “Last Valid”), then the audio
from the CD input is played while the video from VIDEO 1
continues.
• If no video signal is to be assigned to the input source, set
“----.”
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Input Setup
2-4. Character Input sub-menu
This sub-menu allows you to give names to the stations you have
preset for the AM/FM tuner, and to the input sources you have
connected (excluding the tuner itself). Up to 10 characters can be
entered for each name. For example, if you have a DVD connected to
the VIDEO4 input jack, then you can give it the name “DVD2.” Or,
if you have multiple VCRs connected, you can enter the model
names or manufacturer names for each one so that you do not have to
remember which is connected to which input source.
If you want to enter a name for a preset broadcast radio station, select
the station that you want to name and enter the name.
Using the cursor buttons, select the desired character and press the
ENTER button. To change a character, move the cursor backward
with the RETURN button or forward with the ENTER button to the
location of mistaken character and enter the desired character. To
erase a character, enter a blank space in its place. After completing
the name, to exit, repeatedly press the ENTER button. Continue until
the name is finished or until you have reached 10 characters.
2-5. Intelli Volume sub-menu
This sub-menu allows you to set some of the special features offered
by the TX-DS898.
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-4.Character Input
Input:DVD
a.Character Display
:No
b.Character
:
Press
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-5.IntelliVolume Setup
Input:DVD
a.IntelliVolume
:
0dB
to edit.
to clear.
Quit:|SETUP|
Quit:|SETUP|
a. Character Display
Yes: Select to display the name you enter when the input source
is selected.
No: Select to display the default name.
b. Character
If you have selected “Yes” for the Character Display above, then
here you can enter the name that you want to display. Press cursor
button to clear the current entry. Press cursor button to bring up
the Character Input screen.
At the Character Input screen, press the cursor buttons to move the
cursor to the desired character and then press the ENTER button.
That character will now appear in the 10-character space field above.
Continue until the name is finished or until you have reached 10
characters.
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-4.Character Input
Input:DVD
b.Character
:
ABCDEFGHIJKLM
NOPQRSTUVWXYZ
abcdefghijklm
nopqrstuvwxyz
|ENTER| 0123456789-.'
Back:
()+*/=,:;!?_
|RETURN|
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a. Intelli Volume
When switching input sources, you may find that the output level for
different components or input sources connected to the TX-DS898 is
different even though the main volume setting is the same. Under
normal circumstances, you would then have to change the volume
setting each time you change the input source. This Intelli Volume
setting allows you to preset a volume level for each input source
separately so that when you do switch from one input source to
another, the TX-DS898 adjusts the volume accordingly so that the
resulting volume stays the same. To set the Intelli Volume, simply
select an input source at the front panel, and if that source is quieter
than other sources, increase its decibel level with the
cursor
button, or if it is louder than other sources, decrease its decibel level
with the cursor button.
The Intelli Volume can be adjusted between –12 and +12 decibels.
Input Setup
* The 5.1-channel digital surround format has a variety of versions
including Dolby Digital and DTS. The 5.1- channel digital
surround format enables you to individually record and play five
full-range (20 Hz to 20 kHz) channels (left and right front,
center, and two surround channels) plus an LFE channel (Low
Frequency Effect) for the low-range effect sound. It will create a
realistic sound that can be heard in the theaters and concert halls.
2-6. Listening Mode Preset sub-menu
With the TX-DS898, you can set a different listening mode for each
different signal type that comes from each input source. For
example, if your DVD player also plays compact discs and the DVD
video signal is Dolby Digital and the compact disc signal is PCM,
then you can set a different listening mode for each.
This is especially convenient if you frequently play the same types of
movies or music.
Advanced Menu
2.Input Setup
Input:DVD
2-6.ListeningMode Preset
Input:DVD
a.Analog/PCM
:Stereo
b.PCM fs=96k :Stereo
c.Dolby D :Dolby D
d.DTS
:DTS
f.D.F.2ch
:PLII
g.D.F.Mono:Mono
Quit:|SETUP|
Relationship between input source and listening mode
Input source signal
(display)
Type of software
Listening Mode
Direct/Pure Audio
Stereo
Mono
Theater-Dimensional
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS Neo:6
DTS
DTS-ES Discrete
DTS-ES Matrix
THX Cinema(PLII)
THX Cinema(Neo:6)
THX Surround EX
DTS-ES THX Cinema
Mono Movie
Enhanced 7
Orchestra
Unplugged
Studio-Mix
TV Logic
All Ch Stereo
Analog/PCM
(2ch)
Tape, CD, MD,
Record, Tuner,
DVD (Stereo), LD,
Digital satellite
PCM fs=96kHz
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
DVD
(96k/24bit)
Dolby D
(Multi CH)
DVD
DTS
(Multi CH)
DVD
DTS-CD
D.F.2ch
(Digital Audio Format)
DVD
Digital satellite
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
D.F.Mono
DVD
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
o
The listening modes that can be set are different for each input source format.
Note:
You may not be able to select all the listening modes shown here depending on your speaker configuration or the selected input source.
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Input Setup
Input source signals
Listening Modes
a. Analog/PCM
Analog sources consist of LP records, FM and AM broadcasts,
cassette tapes, and the such. PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) is one
form of digital audio signals and is recorded directly onto compact
discs and DVDs without compression.
Mono
This mode is for playing old movies whose sound is recorded in
monaural or playing left and right channels separately in the movies
which contains the different language signals recorded into
individual channels. This mode also allows you to listen to the
multiplexed soundtracks on DVDs, and other media that have them.
b. PCM fs=96k
Set a listening mode for the input signal from digital PCM sources
recorded with a sampling rate of 96 kHz.
c. Dolby D (Dolby Digital)
Digital data with AC-3 compression and a maximum of 5.1-channel
surround sound. This source signal comes from DVDs and LDs that
have the
mark and therefore recorded for 5.1-channel output.
This source also comes from digital satellite broadcasts that support
Dolby Digital.
Dialog norm
Dialogue Normalization (Dialog Norm) is feature of Dolby
Digital. When playing back software that has been encoded in
Dolby Digital, sometimes you may see a brief message in the
front panel display that read Dialog Norm xdB (“x” being a
numeric value). Dialogue Normalization serves to let you know
if the source material has been recorded at a higher or lower level
than usual. For example, if you see the message “Dialog Norm:
+4” in the front panel display, to keep the overall output level
constant just turn down the volume control by 4dB. In other
words, the source material that you are listening to has been
recorded 4dB louder than usual. If you do not see a message,
then no adjustment of the volume control is necessary.
d. DTS
DTS (Digital Theater System) is compressed digital data with a
maximum 5.1-channel surround output that allows for an extremely
high-quality sound. This source signal requires a DVD player that
supports DTS output and comes from DVDs, compact discs, and
LDs that have the
mark.
f. D.F. 2 ch (Digital Format 2 channel)
2 channel digital signal (except for PCM) such as Dolby Digital.
DVD or LD in which the 2 channel sound are recorded may be this
type of input signal.
g. D.F. Mono (Digital Format Monaural)
Monaural digital signal (except for PCM) such as Dolby Digital.
DVD or LD in which the monaural sound are recorded may be this
type of input signal.
Direct/Pure Audio
This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality
adjustment and filtration. The sound recorded for the right and left
front channels is output to the right and left front speakers only and
not output to the subwoofer.
Same as the direct mode except that the pure audio mode also turns
off the display window, turns off the power supply to the video
circuitry, and minimizes the sources of noise. The result is highfidelity music playback true to the original source.
Stereo
This mode has all input sound is output from the left and right front
speakers.
Subwoofer also can be used for playback.
T-D (Theater-Dimensional)
For the best enjoyment of your home theater, it is recommended that
you have at least front left and right speakers, a center speaker, and
surround left and right speakers. However, if you only have front left
and right speakers, you can enjoy multichannel audio by using this
mode.
This mode controls the characteristics of the sound that reaches each
ear to reproduce a multi-speaker setup. To receive the full effect,
there is an optimum listening position (sweet spot). Refer to the
explanation of the listening angle. In addition, if the reflective sound
components are large, it may be difficult to achieve the desired
result, so be sure to set up your system and listening position to
minimize reflective sound.
DOLBY PRO LOGIC II
This mode is a new generation 5-channel surround system that
provides performance between the 4-channel (left front, right front,
center, and monaural surround) Pro Logic Surround and the 5.1channel Dolby Digital Surround. This mode can be set to the Movie
mode designed for playing movies and the Music mode designed for
listening to music. In the Movie mode, the surround channels, which
used to provide monaural output over only a narrow frequency
range, now provide complete stereo output over the full frequency
range. The result is movie viewing with a realistic feel of movement.
The Music mode uses the surround channels to provide a natural
sound space that cannot be provided with normal stereo output.
This mode can be used with VHS and DVD videos with the
mark and certain television programs. The Music mode
can be used with music compact discs and other stereo sources.
If no surround speakers are connected, then the surround sound is
divided and output from the front left and right channels (3 stereo).
Dolby D (Dolby Digital)
Used for playing Dolby Digital source.
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Input Setup
DTS Neo:6
This mode is for 6.1 channel playback of 2 channel sources such as
PCM or analog sources. All 6 channel outputs are wide frequency
range with a great separation between the different channels.
This mode can be set to the Cinema mode designed for playing
movies and the Music mode designed for listening to music.
The Cinema mode is good for movies. Reproduced surround sound
makes realistic feel of movement as 6.1 channel sources. This mode
can be used with VHS and television programs with stereo sound.
The Music mode uses the surround channels to provide a natural
sound space that cannot be provided with normal stereo output. This
mode can be used with music compact discs and other stereo
sources.
DTS
Used for playing DTS source.
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
With the addition of the surround back channel, this new format has
all 6.1 channels recorded independently for a completely discrete
digital format. Since all channels are recorded independently, highfidelity surround playback with the increased feeling of a separated
sound space is achieved.
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
This format has the surround back channel matrix encoded and
inserted into the left and right surround channels so that at playback
the output for the left, right, and back surround channels are decoded
using a high-precision matrix decoder.
THX
This mode is for playing back sources using THX.
For excellent fidelity when playing back THX sounds, it is
recommended to use a THX-certified speaker system.
• THX Cinema
This is the conventional 5.1-channel THX format. This mode
should be used only when playing back sources that were mixed
for playback in large movie theater environments.
• THX Surround EX
“THX Surround EX - Dolby Digital Surround EX” is a joint
development of Dolby Laboratories and the THX division of
Lucasfilm Ltd.
In a movie theater, film soundtracks that have been encoded with
Dolby Digital Surround EX technology are able to reproduce an
extra channel which has been added during the mixing of the
program. This channel, called Surround Back, places sounds
behind the listener in addition to the currently available front
left, front center, front right, surround right, surround left, and
subwoofer channels.
This additional channel provides the opportunity for more
detailed imaging behind the listener and brings more depth,
spacious ambience, and sound localization than ever before.
When released to the home consumer market, movies that were
created using the Dolby Digital Surround EX technology, may
have a note to that effect on the packaging. A list of movies
created using this technology can be found on the Dolby web site
at http://www.dolby.com <http://www.dolby.com> .
This unit can play the 5.1 ch program in THX surround EX
mode, even if the program is not encoded in Dolby Digital
Surround EX format. For this kind of program, the sound from
surround back channels depends on a program and may not fit to
your taste.
Mono Movie
This mode is suitable for playing back monaural recording such as
old movie soundtracks. The center channel delivers the unprocessed
original sound, whereas the other channels deliver the centerchannel sound processed with the appropriate reverberation. This
allows you to enjoy monaural sound with the atmosphere of a movie
theater.
Enhanced 7
Enhanced 7 intends to reproduce a natural surround environment by
using 7-channel speakers. The sound effects moving smoothly
toward the surround back. This mode is good for music and TV
sports programs.
Orchestra
This mode is appropriate for classical and opera music. The center
channel is cut and the surround channels are emphasized to widen
the stereo image. It will simulate the natural reverberation that is
created in large halls.
Unplugged
This mode is suitable for acoustical instrumental sounds, vocals, and
jazz music. By emphasizing the front stereo image, it will simulate
the acoustics that you would experience in front of the stage.
Studio-Mix
This mode is for rock and popular music. The lively sounds are
enhanced for a powerful acoustic image that simulates the feeling of
being in a club or rock concert.
TV Logic
This mode gives realistic acoustics to TV programs that are aired
from TV studios. It enhances the entire surround sound and clarity of
the conversation.
All Ch Stereo
This mode is designed for playing background music. The front,
surround, and surround back channels create a stereo image that
encompasses the entire area.
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Audio Adjust
3-2. Surround Speakers
This setting allows you to decide which speakers to output to when
surround back speakers are connected and you are playing back a
5.1-channel source.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
3. Audio Adjust Setup menu
Set the various parameters for the sound signals.
a Surround Speakers
Advanced Menu
Surround L/R, Surround Back, Surround L/R
Surr L/R + Back
3.Audio Adjust
Surround L/R: This outputs the sound to the surround left and
right speakers as normal and outputs nothing to the surround
back speaker.
Surround Back: This outputs the sound to the surround back
speakers and outputs nothing to the surround left and right
speakers.
Sur L/R+Back: This outputs the sound to both the surround left
and right speakers and the surround back speaker.
1.Tone Control
2.Surround Speakers
3.Sound Effect
4.Delay
5.LFE Level
6.Mono Setup
7.Theater Dimensional
8.Surround Setup
3-3. Sound Effect
Turn on and off the various sound effects.
Parameter
Advanced Menu
3.Audio Adjust
9.THX Setup
10.Mono Movie Setup
11.Enhanced 7 Setup
12.Orchestra Setup
13.Unplugged Setup
14.Studio Mix Setup
15.TV Logic Setup
→default
Separately adjust the bass and treble settings as desired in 2-decibel
units
Advanced Menu
3.Audio Adjust
3-1.Tone Control
:
0
b.Treble
:
0
Quit:|SETUP|
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a Bass
–12 to +12
0
b Treble
–12 to +12
0
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a RE-EQ
On, Off
Off
b Upsampling
On, Off
Off
c Subwoofer
(Ana/PCM)
On, Off
On
d Late Night
Off, Low, High
Off
a) Re-EQ
Re-EQ (re-equalization) takes the edginess or “brightness” out of
your home cinema sound to compensate for the fact that sound
mixed for theaters may sound too bright when played back through
speakers in the home environment.
This can be set to either “On” or “Off.”
3-1. Tone Control
a.Bass
Setting
Initial value
b) Upsampling
Upsampling processes the input digital signal, or the digital signal
converted from an analog input source, and converts its digital
sampling frequency to twice its current frequency for an even further
detailed sound reproduction. This can be set to either “On” or “Off.”
When “On” is selected, the Unsampling indicator lights.
c) Subwoofer
When “Yes” is selected for the Subwoofer setting in the Speaker
Config sub-menu, set this to “Off” if you do not want to have sound
output from the subwoofer. This setting is only effective when the
input source is Analog/PCM. If “No” is selected for the Subwoofer
setting in the Speaker Config sub-menu, then this setting will not
appear.
d) Late Night
Cinema sound has a vast dynamic range; therefore, to hear the
quieter sounds such as human conversations, they must be played
back at larger volumes. When this parameter is set to “High” or
“Low,” the dynamic range of the sound is narrowed down to allow
you to easily hear minute sounds at low volumes. This function is
especially useful if you wish to play a movie at low volumes during
the nighttime.
This can be set to either “Off” or “Low,” or “High.”
When this parameter is set to High or Low, the dynamic range of the
sound is narrowed down to allow you to easily hear minute sounds at
low volume.
Notes:
• The Late Night function is effective only on Dolby Digital
encoded software.
• The depth of the Late Night effect is determined by Dolby
Digital software. Some sounds may produce no or little effect.
Audio Adjust
3-4. Delay
This sub-menu gives you various ways to adjust the timing of the
audio output from the speakers to give certain soundfield effects or
to adjust for unwanted asynchronous video and audio tracks.
This sub-menu does not appear if “Direct” is selected as the
listening mode.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
0.0 ms to 74.0 ms
0.0 ms
b Center
–4.0 ms to +6.0 ms
0.0 ms
c Surr L/R
–4.0 ms to +6.0 ms
0.0 ms
d Surr Back
–4.0 ms to +6.0 ms
0.0 ms
a A/V Sync
Relative Delay
a. A/V Sync
If a digital signal processor is connected, there may be times when
the audio and video from a DVD or LD player is not output in perfect
sync. The result is where the sound and picture do not match and the
sound is heard too early. In such a case, use this setting to properly
synchronize the audio and video. This setting can be set between 0 to
74.0 ms in 0.5-ms increments. Under normal circumstances, this can
left at 0 ms. If set between 25.0 and 74.0 ms, upsampling is fixed to
24.0 ms. For input sources using the multi channel port, this setting
will not appear.
Relative Delay
b. Center, c. Surr L/R, d. Surr Back
Besides level and delay adjustments, the TX-DS898 provides the
ability to change or adjust the relative speaker position to fine tune
the soundfield for the listener. This is accomplished using Onkyo’s
unique Enhanced Spatial Positioning Algorithm. This adjustment
provides 10 milliseconds of delay for the speakers, which is
equivalent to moving the speaker 10 feet away. This adjustment is
set up to provide –4.0 or +6.0 milliseconds (–4 or +6 feet) of
adjustment to the listener’s position.
Once the coarse adjustments--speaker level and distance
adjustments--are made, the system is set up to provide a typical or
broad surround environment. By adjusting the relative position of
the speakers, we are able to alter the soundfield to be more spread out
(deeper) or focused (shallower).
Note:
Surr Back will not appear if the Powered Zone 2 setting of the
Speaker Config sub-menu is set to “Activated.”
3-5. LFE Level Setup
This sub-menu is for setting the LFE (Low Frequency Effect) levels
included in Dolby Digital and DTS software.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a Dollby Digital
–∞, –10 dB to 0 dB
0 dB
b DTS
–∞, –10 dB to 0 dB
0 dB
a. Dolby Digital
The level can be adjusted to either –∞ or between –10 to 0 decibels in
1-decibel increments. For Dolby Digital input source signals, the
LFE level becomes that set here. A setting of 0 decibels is
recommended for optimum performance; however, if the low
frequency range is too strong, lower this setting as necessary.
3-6. Mono Setup
The settings shown below are enabled when the listening mode is set
to “Mono.”
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a Academy
On, Off
Off
b Input Channel
Auto L+R, Left, Right
Auto L+R
a) Academy
Older monaural film mixes relied on high-frequency rolloff in
presentation to sound properly balanced, so that excessive hiss from
the grain structure of the film would not be heard. The highfrequency loss was typically due to a combination of optical slit loss,
electrical filters, loudspeaker response, and screen loss. Some films
have been transferred to video without such a high-frequency rolloff,
and thus sound overly bright and hissy. This unit includes this
“Academy filter,” which is based on contemporary playback
practices for such films over wide-range systems.
This can be set to either “On” or “Off.”
b) Input Channel
This allows you to set which input channel to use for monaural
sound.
Auto L+R: Select this under normal circumstances.
When the input source is center channel only, this channel is
used for monaural sound input channel. Otherwise, left and right
channels are mixed and the mixed signal is used for monaural
sound input channel.
Left/Right: You will need to select either left or right when
playing a video source that contains bilingual data. In such a
case, the left and right channels will contain different language.
Select the channel with the language you desire.
3-7. Theater Dimensional Setup
Select this to modify the Theater-Dimensional (T-D) listening
modes. The parameters that can be set are shown in the table below.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a Listening Angle
20 deg, 40 deg
20 deg
b Center
On, Off
Off
c Front Expander
On, Off
On
d Virtual Surr Level
–3 dB to +3 dB
0 dB
e Dialog Enhance
On, Off
Off
Theater Dimensional
For the best enjoyment of your home theater, it is recommended that
you have at least front left and right speakers, a center speaker, and
surround left and right speakers. However, if you only have front left
and right speakers, you can enjoy multichannel audio by using this
mode.
This mode controls the characteristics of the sound that reaches each
ear to reproduce a multi-speaker setup. To receive the full effect,
there is an optimum listening position (sweet spot). Refer to the
explanation of the listening angle. In addition, if the reflective sound
components are large, it may be difficult to achieve the desired
result, so be sure to set up your system and listening position to
minimize reflective sound.
b. DTS
The level can be adjusted to either –∞ or between –10 to 0 decibels in
1-decibel increments. For DTS input source signals, the LFE level
becomes that set here. A setting of 0 decibels is recommended for
optimum performance; however, if the low frequency range is too
strong, lower this setting as necessary.
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Audio Adjust
a) Listening angle
The listening angle is the angle subtended by the front left and right
speakers as seen from the listener. The setting of 20 and 40 degrees
are only for nominal purposes, so select the setting that is closest to
your actual listening angle.
Front left speaker
Front right speaker
Listening angle
b) Center
For systems that have a center speaker, the center channel signal can
be output from the center speaker. For instance, in systems where the
front left and right speakers are small, use of the center speaker may
provide a better sound space. (If your system uses a center speaker,
be sure to perform the level calibration with the left and right
speakers in the Speaker Setup menu beforehand.)
On: The center channel signal is output to the center speaker.
Off: The center channel signal is output from the front left and
right speakers (Phantom Center).
c) Front Expander
The front expander function spreads out the sound from the front
speakers for the feeling of a wide sound space.
On: Select to turn on the front expander function to simulate a
wider sound space.
Off: Select to turn off the front expander function for a normal
sound space.
d) Virtual Surr Level
This parameter adjusts the virtual surround level. This can be set
from –3 to +3 decibels.
Lowering this setting can improve the sound when the definition is
unclear or when the sound feels unnatural.
e) Dialog Enhance
This parameter allows you to adjust the dialog sound level from the
center speaker if it is difficult to hear.
On: Enhances the vocal ranges for the center channel signal.
Off: Outputs the center channel signal at the regular level and
frequency characteristics.
3-8. Surround Setup
Select this to modify the plain Dolby Digital, DTS, and Pro Logic II
Surround listening modes. The parameters that can be set are shown
in the table below.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a Surr Mode
(Analog/PCM)
Pro Logic II Movie
Pro Logic II Music
DTS Neo:6 Cinema
DTS Neo:6 Music
Pro Logic II Movie
b Surr Mode
(D.F.2ch)
Pro Logic II Movie
Pro Logic II Music
Pro Logic II Movie
c DTS-ES
Auto, On, Off
Auto
<Pro Logic II Music>
d Panorama
Off, On
Off
e Dimension
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
3
f Center Width
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
3
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a) Surr Mode (Analog/PCM)
Changes the surround mode for 2-channel analog/PCM input
signals.
b) Surr Mode (D.F.2ch)
Changes the surround mode for 2-channel digital input signals.
b) DTS-ES
Selects DTS-ES mode.
Auto: When the DTS source has the DTS-ES flag (ID signal for
DTS-ES), the listening mode is automatically changed to DTSES Discrete 6.1 or DTS-ES Matrix 6.1. If the DTS source has no
DTS-ES flag, the mode is changed to DTS 5.1.
On: When the DTS source has the DTS-ES flag, the listening
mode is automatically changed to DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 or DTSES Matrix 6.1. If the DTS source has no DTS-ES flag, the mode
is forced to be DTS-ES Matrix 6.1.
Off: Even when the DTS source has the DTS-ES flag, the DTSES listening modes are not used. The DTS sources are always
played in DTS 5.1 mode.
d) Pro Logic II Music Panorama
Use this listening mode to expand sound space in front of a listener
to both side of the listener.
On: Turns on the PL II Music Panorama mode.
Off: Turns off the PL II Music Panorama mode.
e) Pro Logic II Music Dimension
Use this listening mode to modify the sound space location forward
or backward.
The setting of “3” is the normal position and setting to “2” or lower
moves the sound space forward and setting to “4” or higher move the
sound space backward.
If the stereo recording has excessive broadness or too strong
surroundness, move the sound space forward to get the appropriate
sound balance. In contrast, if the stereo recording is somewhat felt
like monaural or has narrowness, move the sound space backward to
get more surroundness.
f) Pro Logic II Music Center Width
In Pro Logic II decoding, outstanding center signal will be output
only from center speaker. When the center speaker is not used, the
decoder divide the center signal equally to each front left and right
speakers to create “phantom” center sound image.
The Pro Logic II Music Center Width mode allows you to adjust
where the center sound image is heard from. Depending on your
setting, the center sound image will be heard from center speaker
only, front left and right speakers (as phantom center sound image),
or all three speakers (center, front left and right) in various level
combinations. For home use, applying some “width” to center signal
will improve the level balance for center and main speakers, and
effect the width of the center sound image, or “mass” of the sound.
Many of sound recordings processed for stereo playback will be
reproduced better by controlling the parameter for this listening
mode. The recommended setting for Pro Logic II Music mode is “3.”
This allows you to easily distinguish the Pro Logic II Music mode
from the Pro Logic II Movie mode whose setting is automatically set
to “0.”
Audio Adjust
3-9. THX Setup
Select this Setup THX listening modes; the one that is currently set is
the one that is modified. The parameters that can be set are shown in
the table below.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a RE-EQ (THX)
Off, On
On
b Decoder (Analog/PCM)
PL II, Neo:6
PL II
c THX Surround
(Dolby D)
Off, On
Auto
3-10. 3-11. 3-12. 3-13. 3-14. 3-15.
Mono Movie Setup/Enhanced 7 Setup/Orchestra Setup/
Unplugged Setup/Studio-Mix Setup/TV Logic Setup
When you set the parameters of this sub-menu and select Mono
Movie, Enhanced 7, Orchestra, Unplugged, Studio-Mix, or TV
Logic as the listening mode, the set parameters become enabled.
Parameter
Setting
Initial value
a Front Effect
a) Re-EQ
Re-EQ (re-equalization) takes the edginess or “brightness” out of
your home cinema sound to compensate for the fact that sound
mixed for theaters may sound too bright when played back through
speakers in the home environment.
This can be set to either “On” or “Off”.
b) Decoder
Select the decoding mode for THX processes.
PL II: Select for Dolby Pro Logic II Movie.
Neo:6: Select for DTS Neo:6 Cinema.
c) THX Surround EX (Dolby D)
This setting allows you to set whether or not Dolby Digital sources
will be played back using THX Surround EX when a surround back
speaker is connected.
Auto: Automatically outputs signals with EX-identifying
signals using THX Surround EX.
On: Outputs using THX Surround EX regardless of whether or
not the signal contains EX identifiers.
Off: Does not output using THX Surround EX regardless of
whether or not the signal contains EX identifiers (Dolby D is
used).
Off, On
On
b Reverb Level
Low, Middle, High
Middle
c Rever Time
Short, Middle, Long
Middle
a) Front Effect
Some live recordings contain acoustic reverberation. When you play
these sources, more reverberation will be applied by the DSP,
creating too much reverb effects and the sound loses frame or
presence. In this case, set this setting to “Off.” No reverberation from
the DSP will be applied to the sound output from the three front
channels, so the sound source is be played as it is without any further
reverberation.
b) Reverb Level
This parameter allows you to adjust the depth of acoustic
reverberation to match the playback source material, the acoustics of
your room, and such other factors.
Select from the three settings “Low,” “Middle,” and “High.”
c) Reverb Time
Adjust the reverb time to match the source being played back and the
acoustics of the room. Select from the three settings “Short,”
“Middle,” and “Long.”
Note:
THX Surround EX (Dolby D) will not appear if the Powered Zone 2
setting of the Speaker Config sub-menu is set to “Activated.”
Relationship between listening mode and parameter
Parameter
Listening mode
Direct/Pure Audio
Stereo
Mono
Theater-Dimensional
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS Neo:6
DTS
DTS-ES Discrete
DTS-ES Matrix
THX Cinema(PLII)
THX Cinema(Neo:6)
THX Surround EX
DTS-ES THX Cinema
Mono Movie
Enhanced 7
Orchestra
Unplugged
Studio-Mix
TV Logic
All CH Stereo
Tone
Control
Subwoofer
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Preference
4. Preference menu
Advanced Menu
4-1. Volume Setup sub-menu
This sub-menu allows you to make various settings concerning the
volume control of the TX-DS898.
4.Preference
1.Volume Setup
2.Headphones Level
3.OSD Setup
Advanced Menu
4.Preference
4-1.Volume Setup
4.OSD Position
|ENTER|Quit:|SETUP|
a.Volume Display
:Absolute
b.Muting Level
:-oodB
c.Maximum Volume
:Off
d.Power On Volume
:Last
Quit:|SETUP|
a. Volume Display
You can choose from two ways of displaying the volume setting on
screen.
Absolute: This displays the volume with a minimum of min (0)
for no sound and a maximum of max (100). As a reference, the
volume setting of Ref (82) is used as the 0-decibel for the
relative display method.
Relative: This displays the volume as a decibel value on a scale
with a designated reference point that is displayed as 0, which
equals the volume setting of 82 for the absolute display method.
With this display method, the minimum value is –∞, the next
highest is –81, and the maximum value is +18.
b. Muting Level
This sets the attenuation level during playback when the MUTE
button is pressed on the remote controller. This can be set between
–∞, –50 and –10 decibels in 10-decibel increments.
c. Maximum Volume
This setting allows you to set the maximum volume that can be
output with the MASTER VOLUME dial to prevent components
from being damaged by excessively loud volumes. For the absolute
volume display method, this can be set between 50 and 99. For the
relative volume display method, this can be set between –32 and +17
decibels. To not set a maximum volume, select “Off.”
d. Power On Volume
This sets a designated volume setting for the TX-DS898 to be set
every time that the power is turned on. This prevents the TX-DS898
from being turned on while it is set to an extremely high volume and
suddenly output very loud sounds. For the absolute volume display
method, this can be set between min and max. For the relative
volume display method, this can be set between –∞ and +18
decibels. If you do not mind having the TX-DS898 turned on with its
current volume setting, set this to “Last.”
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Preference
4-2. Headphones Level Setup sub-menu
You can use this sub-menu to adjust the volume output from the
headphones so that it matches the level output from the speakers.
The headphone volume can be adjusted between –12 and +12
decibels.
Advanced Menu
Hint:
If this is set to “Off,” the background color will not be displayed
even when there is no video signal input.
d. Display Position
Use this setting to select the position of the immediate display that
appears when certain operations are performed. You can position the
immediate display at any of ten different levels ranging from the top
all the way to the bottom.
4.Preference
4-2.HeadphoneLevel Setup
a.Headphones Level
: 0dB
Quit:|SETUP|
4-4. OSD Position sub-menu
This sub-menu allows you to adjust the position of the OSD Setup
menu as it is displayed on your screen. Depending on the monitor
used, there may be cases where the OSD Setup menu is not displayed
in the center and parts of the menus are cut off. To adjust the position
of the OSD Setup menu, simply press the cursor buttons to inch the
menu to position you desire.
Advanced Menu
4.Preference
4-4.OSD Position
4-3. OSD Setup sub-menu
This sub-menu allows you to customize the OSD Setup menu to
display in the manner you desire.
Advanced Menu
Exit:|RETURN|
4.Preference
4-3.OSD Setup
a.Background Color
:Blue1
b.Superimpose Mode
:Normal
c.Immediate Display
:On
d.Display Position
:Bottom
Quit:|SETUP|
a. Background Color
Select either Blue1, Blue2, Green1, Green2, Magenta, Red1, or
Red2 as the background color while the OSD Setup menu is
displayed.
b. Superimpose
Off: Select to have the OSD Setup menu displayed on the
selected background color.
Normal: Select to have the OSD Setup menu superimposed over
the current video if one is displayed or on the selected
background color if there is no video signal.
Black: Select to have the OSD Setup menu displayed on a black
background at all times.
c. Immediate Display
On: Select this to have the screen immediately display certain
operations as you perform them. The display will remain for a
few seconds after the operation is completed.
Off: Select this to turn off the immediate display of operations.
VIDEO 1
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Listening to Radio Broadcasts
FM AM
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
DVD
AUDIO
SELECTOR
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
DIMMER
ZONE 2 LEVEL
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
FM MODE TUNING /
One of the features of the TX-DS898 that is most frequently used is
its ability to play FM and AM broadcast radio stations. The TXDS898 provides a number of listening modes perfect for listening to
the radio and getting the most out of your audio system. Also, by
presetting radio stations that you listen to frequently, you can select
them easily by pressing the CH
button on the remote controller.
Tuning into a radio station
FM
1. Press either the AM or FM input
source button.
2. Using the TUNING and buttons
on the front panel, tune into the
station you desire.
“FM STEREO”
(Lights red)
Tuned
in stereo
AM
TUNING
Auto mode
TUNED
FM STEREO
Band
AUTO
Frequency
• The tuner frequency changes in 50 kHz increments for FM
and 10 kHz increments for AM.
• When tuning into FM stations, you can press the TUNING
or button continuously for more than 0.5 seconds to scan
for an FM station in the direction of the button you pressed
(FM auto tuning mode). After you release the button and a
station is received in stereo, the scanning stops.
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Listening to a stereo radio station (FM mode)
When you tune into a radio station, TUNED
indicator appears in the display. If you tune into
an FM station in stereo, then “FM STEREO”
appears. If the signal is weak, it may be
impossible to tune into the station in stereo. In
such a case, press the FM MODE button on the
front panel. The AUTO indication disappears
and the radio station is output in the monaural
mode. To return to stereo, press the FM MODE
button again. “AUTO” appears. Some interstation noise may be heard, but the sound will
not cut in and out as it would if stereo was
selected.
FM MODE
Listening to Radio Broadcasts
FM AM
RCVR
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
CH
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
DVD
AUDIO
SELECTOR
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
DIMMER
FM MODE
ZONE 2 LEVEL
MEMORY
SETUP
ENTER
CLEAR
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
TUN
PRESET
MEMORY ENTER
Presetting a radio station
/
Selecting a preset radio station
1. Tune into the radio station you desire (see “Tuning
into a radio station” ).
FM
2. Press the PRESET / buttons and
select the number of the desired
preset station.
MEMORY
2. Press the MEMORY button on the
front panel.
1. Press either the AM or FM input
source button. The front display
should show the currently selected
frequency.
AM
PRESET
The MEMORY indicator lights red.
When using the remote controller:
“MEMORY”
(Lights red)
Flash
1. Press the RCVR MODE button.
The RCVR MODE button lights green.
TUNED
MEMORY
AUTO
2. Press the TUN button.
ch
3. Press the CH
button and select the number of the
desired preset station.
3. Using the PRESET / buttons,
select a preset number (from 1 to 40)
to assign the station to be preset.
PRESET
4. Press the ENTER button to finalize
the procedure.
ENTER
Erasing a preset radio station
“MEMORY”
(Lights red)
Light
ch
TUNED
MEMORY
1. Press the AM or FM button and press the PRESET /
buttons to select the preset radio station that you
want erase (see above).
AUTO
ch
This programs the radio station as a preset
radio station.
• Up to 40 stations can be stored in memory
as preset radio stations.
• You can enter text names for any of the
preset radio stations (see page 36).
2. Press and hold the MEMORY button and then press
the FM MODE button.
The selected preset station is erased.
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Enjoying music or videos with the TX-DS898
Input source buttons MASTER VOLUME
RCVR
MASTER VOLUME
VOL
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
MUTING
OFF
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
ZONE 2 LEVEL
DIMMER
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
INPUT
SELECTOR
buttons
PHONES
Though the TX-DS898 is often used to listen to the radio, it does not
show you its true ability until it is used to play music or watch
videos, DVDs, and the like. The TX-DS898 has the latest in state-ofthe-art features to play back today’s acoustic technologies with the
utmost in fidelity and power. From a two-speaker system to a sevenspeaker system, you are assured a sound space that you can always
enjoy.
Temporarily turning off the sound
To turn off the sound momentarily, such as when interrupted by a
phone call, press the MUTING button on the remote controller.
When pressed, “Muting” is displayed on the TX-DS898. Press the
MUTING button again to turn the sound back on.
Remote controller
Basic operation
To use the remote controller, first press the RCVR button.
1. Press the input source (or input selector on the
remote controller) button.
Adjusting the bass and treble
TX-DS898
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
AM
PHONO
CD
You can adjust the bass and treble levels at the Setup menu:Audio
Adjust → Tone Control. This function only affects the front left and
right speakers, center speaker, and subwoofer. Only the bass level
can be adjusted for the subwoofer (the treble adjustment is not
effective). For multichannel sources, these dials will not work if the
tone control is set to “Direct” or “Pure Audio.”
Remote controller
Listening with headphones
2. Turn on the corresponding component and play the
media.
3.
Adjust the volume.
TX-DS898
Remote controller
MASTER VOLUME
Adjusting the main volume adjusts the volume level output from
all the speakers connected to the TX-DS898 together. If
headphones are connected, this also adjusts the volume heard
from the headphone speakers. To adjust the volume, either press
the VOL
buttons on the remote controller or turn the
MASTER VOLUME dial. To increase the volume, turn the dial
clockwise; to decrease the volume, turn the dial
counterclockwise. The volume can be set to Min, 1 to 99, and
Max (or –∞, –81 to +18 dB)
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To listen with headphones, plug a pair of headphones with a standard
stereo plug into the PHONES jack on the TX-DS898 front panel.
When you connect headphones, the unit will enter STEREO mode
automatically and no sound will be heard from the speakers.
When the headphones are unplugged, the TX-DS898 returns to its
original listening mode.
When using the headphones, you can only use the Direct, Stereo, and
Mono listening modes.
If you have selected MULTI CH INPUT, you will hear sound only
from the FRONT L and R channels.
The headphone volume level can be adjusted at the Setup menu (see
page 45).
Note that the signal to the remote zone (Zone 2) will not be affected
whether or not headphones are connected.
PHONES
ZONE 2 LEVEL
Enjoying music or videos with the TX-DS898
Listening mode buttons
Input source buttons
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
DVD
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
ZONE 2 LEVEL
DSP
DIMMER
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
DIRECT/
PURE AUDIO
SETUP
/
S VIDEO
VIDEO
ENTER
RETURN
To change the listening mode during playback, press the listening
mode buttons.
The functions of the buttons on the TX-DS898 and those on the
remote controller are the same.
STEREO SURROUND
THX
R
/
Changing the listening mode
TX-DS898
L AUDIO
Remote controller
Listening
mode
buttons
If surround back speakers are not connected, or if the Powered Zone
2 setting of the Speaker Config menu is set to “Activated,” you
cannot select THX Surround EX, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, or DTS-ES
Matrix 6.1.
DSP / : Changes the listening mode as shown below.
Mono → Direct/Pure Audio → Stereo → Theater-Dimensional →
Surround → THX → Mono Movie → Enhanced 7 → Orchestra →
Unplugged → Studio-Mix → TV Logic → All Ch Stereo → Mono.
If pressed, the listening mode for the selected input source set in the
Listening Mode Preset is also changed.
DSP
Entering names for input sources and tuner stations
DIRECT/PURE AUDIO (DIRECT): Changes the listening mode
directly to the Direct listening mode. If pressed, the listening mode
for the selected input source set in the Listening Mode Preset is also
changed to the Direct listening mode. When the listening mode is set
to Direct, you can switch between Direct and Pure Audio.
STEREO: Changes the listening mode directly to the Stereo
listening mode. If pressed, the listening mode for the selected input
source set in the Listening Mode Preset sub-menu is also changed to
the Stereo listening mode.
SURROUND (SURR): Changes the listening mode to the surround
mode for the current input signal (e.g., Dolby Pro Logic II, Dolby
Digital, or DTS). If pressed, the listening mode for the selected input
source set in the Listening Mode Preset is also changed to the
Surround listening mode.
When the Surround listening mode is selected
• When playing back DTS sources
Switches the DTS-ES setting from Auto → On → Off.
• When playing back Analog/PCM sources
Switches from Pro Logic II Movie → Pro Logic II Music →
DTS Neo6:Cinema → DTS Neo6:Music.
• When playing back D.F. 2-channel sources
Switches from Pro Logic II Movie → Pro Logic II Music.
THX: Changes the listening mode to the THX listening mode.
When the THX listening mode is selected
• When playing back Dolby Digital sources
Switches the THX Surround EX mode (Auto → On → Off) if the
source is a Dolby Digital-compatible source.
• When playing back Analog/PCM sources
Switches the decoding mode (Pro Logic II Movie → DTS
Neo6:Cinema) for THX processing.
• When playing back DTS sources
Allows you to enjoy the DTS THX Cinema, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
THX Cinema, and DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 THX Cinema surround
systems. The DTS-ES mode changes from Auto → On → Off.
You can enter names for your components or radio station names as
names for your input sources and have them displayed in the front
panel display when that input source is selected. (see page 36)
Entering characters using the TX-DS898
1. Press the SETUP button.
2. Press the button to select the “2.Input Setup” menu and
press the ENTER button.
3. Press the button to select the “Character Input?” submenu and press the ENTER button.
4. Press the button to select “Char: ” and press the button.
5. The screen changes to show you the characters you have
already entered (< >) and then automatically changes to the
Character Selection screen (ABCDEF...).
Press the , , , and buttons to select the character you
desire and press the ENTER button. The screen again shows you
the characters entered for approximately two seconds and
returns you to the Character Selection screen.
If you enter an incorrect character, press the RETURN button to
move the cursor to the left and re-enter the character.
Repeat the above operations to enter up to 10 characters. When
you are finished, the entered name appears.
6. Press the SETUP button to complete the procedure.
To correct entered characters
Perform steps 1 to 4 given above. After performing step 4, press the
button to display a name that has already been entered. Press the
ENTER button to move the cursor to the location of the character
that you want to change, enter the new character, and press the
ENTER button.
To delete an entered name
Perform the steps 1 to 3 given above. At step 4, press the
button.
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Enjoying music or videos with the TX-DS898
SLEEP
Input source buttons
RCVR
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
CH SEL
POWER
ON
OFF
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
ZONE 2 LEVEL
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
DIMMER
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
LEVEL /
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
DIMMER
DISPLAY
DIMMER
Using the sleep time (remote controller only)
Switching the display
While listening to or watching an input source, you can display the
information regarding the type of source and signal being input by
pressing the DISPLAY button on the TX-DS898 or the remote
controller.
TX-DS898
TEST
CD
Remote controller
DISPLAY
When an input source other than FM or AM is selected:
The SLEEP button enables you to set the TX-DS898 to turn off
automatically after a specified time period. If you press it once, the
TX-DS898 will turn off after 90 minutes. Each time it is pressed
thereafter, the remaining time until the TX-DS898 turns off
decreases by 10 minutes. While, the sleep function is enabled, you
can press the SLEEP button to see how much time is left. To cancel
the sleep function, press the SLEEP button when the time displayed
is less than 10 minutes.
If you are using the remote zone (Zone 2), it will turn off at the same
time as the main zone. If you want to set the sleep function for Zone
2 only, set the sleep function with main zone turned on and then put
the main zone into the standby state.
Remote controller
Input + volume
Program format*
Temporarily changing the speaker output levels
Input +
Listening mode
or Multi Ch
* If the input signal does not have a program format, then this will
be skipped.
To change the individual speaker volumes temporarily, follow the
procedure given below. Each channel can be set between –12 to +12
decibels. Note that the calibration settings will return to the original
settings when the TX-DS898 is put in standby.
1. Press the RCVR MODE button.
When FM or AM is selected as the input source:
FM/AM frequency +
Preset no.
ch
3. Press the LEVEL or button to
adjust the volume level.
FM/AM +
Listening mode
Adjusting the brightness of the front display
You can adjust the brightness of the front display of the TX-DS898
with DIMMER button on the remote controller or on the TX-DS898
front panel.
TX-DS898
DIMMER
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2. Press the CH SEL button and select
the desired speaker.
Remote controller
Notes:
• You cannot select a speaker if the Speaker Config sub-menu of
the Speaker Setup is set to No or None.
• If the speaker level is set to +1 dB or higher, the maximum level
indicated on the display will change if you raise the volume
level.
• When you press the TEST button after you set the level, the
current level will be used as the value set via the test tone.
Enjoying music or videos with the TX-DS898
MASTER VOLUME
Input source buttons
DIRECT/PURE AUDIO
MASTER VOLUME
VOL
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
AUDIO
OFF
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
DIMMER
ZONE 2 LEVEL
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
DIRECT
AUDIO SELECTOR
Changing the audio mode
3. Turn on the connected component and start playing
the desired media.
Press the AUDIO SELECTOR button on the front panel (or AUDIO
button on the remote controller) to change the audio mode. Each
time the button is pressed, the mode changes from “Auto” →
“Multich” → “Analog” and back to “Auto.” The “Auto” audio mode
is recommended for normal circumstances.
TX-DS898
Remote controller
AUDIO
SELECTOR
Auto (automatic detection): With this setting, the TX-DS898
automatically detects whether the input signal is digital or analog.
When a digital signal is not input, then the analog signal is played.
4. If necessary, adjust the output level of each speaker
as desired (see page 50).
Adjust the speaker output levels so that you can hear the same
sound level from each speaker at the listening position. For the
front right, front left, center, surround right, and surround left
speakers, the output levels can be adjusted between –12 to +12
decibels. The subwoofer can be adjusted between –30 to +12
decibels.
5. Adjust the volume with the MASTER VOLUME dial or
buttons on the remote controller.
the VOL
TX-DS898
Remote controller
MASTER VOLUME
Multich (Multichannel): Select this setting to play back the input
from the component connected to the MULTI CHANNEL INPUT
port. This setting is effective when the Multichannel setting in the
Multichannel sub-menu is set to “Yes” (see page 34).
Analog: Select this setting to play back the input from a source
component connected to an analog audio input jacks. With this
setting, even if a digital signal is input from the same component,
only the analog signal will be output.
Enjoying the multichannel output
Before starting operations, first make sure that the multichannel
connection is properly made and that the Multichannel setting of the
Input Setup → Multichannel Setup sub-menu to “Yes.”
1. Press the input source button for the component with
multichannel output connected to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT on the rear of the TX-DS898.
2. Select “Multich” using the AUDIO SELECTOR button
on the front panel (AUDIO button on the remote
controller).
TX-DS898
AUDIO
SELECTOR
Using the tone control:
Each time you press the DIRECT button on the remote controller,
the display changes from “Direct”→“Pure Audio”→“Tone On.” To
make bass and treble adjustment work for multichannel sources, you
must first set the tone control to “Tone On.”
1. Press the DIRECT/PURE AUDIO button (or DIRECT
button on the remote controller) to display “Tone
On.”
TX-DS898
Remote controller
When pressed only once, the current setting appears, so press
twice to change the setting.
2. Adjust the tone at the Setup menu: Audio Adjust →
Tone Control.
Remote controller
Note:
Adjusting the volume level of each speaker for the MULTI CH
INPUT source does not affect the speaker level adjusted by the
listening position.
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Enjoying music in the remote zone
SLEEP
ZONE 2 indicator
ON/STDBY
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
LEVEL /
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
DIMMER
ZONE 2 LEVEL
FM MODE
MEMORY
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
CLEAR
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
OFF
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
Input source buttons
ZONE 2
ZONE 2 LEVEL
/
Playing music using the buttons on the TX-DS898
1. Press the Zone 2 button on the TX-DS898.
2. Select a source.
After pressing the Zone 2 button, you must press an input source
button within 5 seconds. The Zone 2 indicator lights.
INPUT SELECTOR
buttons
ZONE 2
Selecting an input source using the remote
controller
Turning on the Zone 2 and putting it in the standby state
when the TX-DS898 is in the standby state:
After pressing the ZONE 2 button, press the ON/STDBY button
within 5 seconds.
Ex.: When the CD button is pressed.
To select the same source for the remote zone that is selected
for the main zone, press the Zone 2 button again until
“Zone2Sel:SOURCE” appears in the display.
Selecting an input source:
After pressing the ZONE 2 button, press an input source button
within 5 seconds.
If tuner is selected with the TUN button, the CH
button becomes
enabled.
When “Zone2Sel:Off” is displayed, the output to the remote
zone is turned off.
Notes:
• If a sleep time is set with the SLEEP button, it will also work for
the remote zone.
• If the source for the main zone is selected as the source for the
remote zone and the source for the main zone is changed, then
the source for the remote zone will change as well.
• The Zone 2 terminal is an analog output. Digital signals are not
output. If no sound is heard from the selected input source, check
if the component is connected to the analog inputs.
• If the REC OUT button is pressed in the main room while
someone is using the system in the remote zone, the Zone 2
function will be deactivated and the source will turn off in the
remote zone.
• If you select FM (or AM) with the input source buttons when the
source for the remote zone (Zone 2) is set to AM (or FM), the
output for the remote zone also changes to AM (or FM).
• 7.1-channel playback in the main room is disabled if the
Powered Zone 2 setting of the Speaker Config sub-menu is set to
“Activated.”
system
• When you are using the remote zone (Zone 2),
operation will not work.
• When you are using the remote zone (Zone 2), the Pure Audio
setting will not work.
• When you are not using the remote zone (Zone 2), press the
ZONE 2 button and then press the OFF button to turn off the
ZONE 2 indicator.
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Note:
After you press the ZONE 2 button on the remote controller, the
STANDBY indicator on the TX-DS898 flashes for five seconds.
During this time, you will not be able to perform operations in the
main zone using the remote controller.
Adjusting the volume for the remote zone
When the remote zone (Zone 2) speakers are connected to the
SURR BACK/ZONE 2 SPEAKERS terminals, or to an amplifier
connected to the SURR BACK/ZONE 2 PRE OUT terminals,
adjust the volume as shown below.
Press the ZONE 2 LEVEL / buttons on the front panel.
Adjusting the volume (using the remote controller):
After pressing the ZONE 2 button, the STANDBY indicator on the
TX-DS898 will flash for 5 seconds. During this time press the
LEVEL / button.
Note:
When the remote zone (Zone 2) speakers are connected to the premain amplifier that is connected to the ZONE 2 terminal of the TXDS898, adjust the volume for the remote zone at the pre-main
amplifier.
Recording a source
Input source buttons
MASTER VOLUME
STANDBY/ON
STANDBY
POWER
ON
OFF
PURE AUDIO
UPSAMPLING
AUDIO
SELECTOR
ZONE 2 ( GRN )
REC ( RED )
DVD
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2
VIDEO 3
VIDEO 4
VIDEO 5
TAPE
FM
PHONO
AM
CD
DISPLAY
VIDEO 5/VIDEO CAM INPUT
PHONES
REC OUT
ZONE 2
OFF
STEREO SURROUND
THX
DSP
DIMMER
ZONE 2 LEVEL
FM MODE
MEMORY
CLEAR
SETUP
ENTER
TUNING
RETURN
PRESET
DIGITAL
S VIDEO
VIDEO
L AUDIO
R
REC OUT
To record the input source signal you are
currently watching or listening to
This method outputs to the audio and video outputs the currently
selected input source signal. This method allows you to a signal
while you are actually listening to or watching it.
1. Select the input source to record by pressing the
corresponding input source button.
The input source is now selected and you may watch or listen to
it as desired.
2. Press the REC OUT button repeatedly until “Rec
Sel:SOURCE” appears in the front display.
The currently selected input source signal to the TAPE OUT,
VIDEO 1 OUT, VIDEO 2 OUT outputs for recording.
Notes:
• If you change the input source during recording, you will record
the signals from the newly selected input source.
• You cannot record the surround effects.
• Digital signals input to the DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) and
DIGITAL INPUT (OPTICAL) inputs will be output to the
DIGITAL OUTPUT (OPTICAL) output.
• Digital input signals are only output to the digital outputs and
analog input signals are only output from the analog outputs.
There is no conversion from digital to analog or vice versa.
When connecting CD players and other digital components, do
not connect only the digital terminals, but the analog ones as
well.
• There are some restrictions on recording digital signals. When
making digital recordings, consult the instruction manual that
came with your digital recording equipment (e.g., MD recorder
or DAT deck) to know what restrictions are imposed.
• You cannot record the source connected to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT connector.
3. Start recording at the recording component as
desired.
To confirm the settings, press the Rec Out button. The current
settings will appear for 3 seconds in the front display.
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Recording a source
To record an input source signal different from
that you are currently watching or listening to
This method outputs to the audio and video outputs the signal from
the input source that you select here. This allows you to record an
input source signal different from that which you are listening to or
watching at the time of recording.
1. Press the Rec Out button.
2. Within 5 seconds, press the input source selector
button of the input source signal that you wish to
record.
The signal from the selected input source will now be output to
the TAPE OUT, VIDEO 1 OUT, and VIDEO 2 OUT outputs for
recording.
Recording the video from one source and the
audio from another
You can add the sound from one source to the video of another
source to make your own video recordings.
Below is an example of recording the sound from a compact disc
player connected to CD IN and the video from a video camera
connected to VIDEO 5 IN to video cassette tape in a video cassette
recorder connected to the VIDEO 1 OUT jack.
1. Press the CD input source button.
2. Set “VIDEO 5” for the Video setting in the Video
Setup sub-menu of the Setup menu: Input Setup →
Video Setup → Video.
3. Insert a CD in the CD player and insert a tape in the
video camera connected to the VIDEO 5 IN.
3. Start recording at the recording component as
desired.
To confirm the settings, press the Rec Out button. The current
settings will appear for 5 seconds in the front display.
Notes:
• Be aware that the remote (Zone 2) and recording (REC OUT)
outputs use the same circuit and therefore can be used at the
same time.
• You cannot record the surround effects.
• Digital signals input to the DIGITAL INPUT (COAXIAL) and
DIGITAL INPUT (OPTICAL) inputs will be output to the
DIGITAL OUTPUT (OPTICAL) outputs.
• There are some restrictions on recording digital signals. When
making digital recordings, consult the instruction manual that
came with your digital recording equipment (e.g., MD recorder
or DAT deck) to know what restrictions are imposed.
• You cannot record the source connected to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT connector.
• If you select FM (or AM) with the input source buttons when the
recording source is set to AM (or FM), the output for the
recording source also changes to AM (or FM).
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4. Insert a video tape for recording in the video cassette
recorder connected to VIDEO 1 OUT.
5. Press the REC OUT button repeatedly until “Rec
Sel:SOURCE” appears in the front display.
Now “CD” has been selected as the audio input source and
“VIDEO 5” as the video input source.
6. Start recording on the video cassette recorder and
start playing at the CD player and video camera as
desired.
Notes:
• If you change the input source during recording, you will record
the audio signals from the newly selected input source and the
video signals assigned to that input source.
• You cannot record the surround effects.
Using remote controller
Overview
The RC-460M remote controller is a useful tool to help you operate
the components of your home theater. To do so, first press the Mode
button that corresponds to the device you wish to control. Then
simply press the desired operation button and the component will
operate accordingly. For example, if you wish to select the CD input
source at the TX-DS898 with the remote controller, first press the
RCVR MODE button to select the TX-DS898 and then press the CD
(INPUT SELECTOR) button.
Calling up a preset radio station
1. Press the RCVR MODE button.
The RCVR MODE button lights green.
RCVR
2. Press the TUN input selector button.
3. Press the CH or button to select the desired
preset station number.
CH
TUN
Controlling an Onkyo cassette tape deck
The
connector of the Onkyo cassette tape deck must be
connected to the TX-DS898 (see page 14).
1. Press the RCVR MODE button.
The RCVR MODE button lights green.
RCVR
VOL
MUTING
TAPE
operation
buttons
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control an Onkyo cassette tape deck.
Operation buttons:
: Play
: Stop
: Rewind
: Fast forward
: Press during playback to skip to the beginning of the next track.
: Press during playback to skip to the beginning of the current
track.
R (Rec): Record/Pause
: Reverse playback
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
Note:
Even for devices with the
and
buttons, signal discrepancies
may cause them not to work properly.
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Using remote controller
Controlling an Onkyo CD player
The
connector of the Onkyo compact disc player must be
connected to the TX-DS898 (see page 14).
1. Press the CD MODE button.
The CD MODE button lights green.
ON
STDBY
CD MODE
DISC
VOL
MUTING
CD
operation
buttons
Numeric keys
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control an Onkyo compact disc
player.
Operation buttons:
ON: Turns on and off the compact disc player (same as STDBY
button on the remote controller).
DISC : Selects a disc in the CD changer
: Track down
: Track up
: Play
: Stop
: Fast reverse
: Fast forward
: Pause
OPEN/CLOSE : Open/close the disc tray
0, 1 to 9, +10: Numeric keys
RANDOM/R: For random playback.
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
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Using remote controller
Controlling an Onkyo DVD player
The
connector of the Onkyo DVD player must be connected to
the TX-DS898 (see page 14).
1. Press the DVD MODE button.
The DVD MODE button lights green.
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control an Onkyo DVD player.
ON
STDBY
DVD MODE
RETURN
ENTER,
SETUP
DISC
VOL
TOP MENU
AUDIO
ANGLE
MENU
MUTING
SUBTITLE
DVD
operation
buttons
Numeric keys
SEARCH
Operation buttons:
ON: Turns the DVD player on and off
STDBY: Turns the DVD player off. (Some sets may not respond to
this button. In this case, use the ON button to put the DVD player in
the standby state.)
SETUP: Displays the menu
: Moves the cursor
ENTER: Confirms the selection
RETURN: Return button
TOP MENU or MENU: Displays the menu screen(s) recorded on
DVD media.
DISC
: Selects a disc in the DVD changer.
AUDIO: Press repeatedly to select an audio and/or language track
recorded on a DVD-Audio/Video.
ANGLE: Press repeatedly to select a camera angle when a DVDVideo is recorded with multiple angle playback.
SUBTITLE: Press repeatedly to select one of the subtitle languages
recorded on a DVD-Video.
SEARCH: Press to find the specific section on a disc where you
want to start playback.
RANDOM/R: Press to start random playback.
: Chapter/Track down
: Chapter/Track up
: Play
: Stop
: Fast reverse
: Fast forward
: Pause
OPEN/CLOSE : Open/close the disc tray
0, 1 to 9, +10: Numeric keys
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
Note:
When operating an Onkyo DVD player directly with the remote
terminals, pre-programming is
controller without connecting the
necessary (see page 59).
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Using remote controller
Controlling an Onkyo MD recorder
The
connector of the Onkyo MD recorder must be connected to
the TX-DS898 (see page 14).
1. Press the MD MODE button.
The MD MODE button lights green.
STDBY
ON
MD MODE
VOL
MUTING
MD
operation
buttons
Numeric keys
ENTER
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control an Onkyo MD recorder.
Operation buttons:
ON: Turns on and off the MD player (same as STDBY button on the
remote controller).
: Track down
: Track up
: Play
: Stop
: Fast reverse
: Fast forward
R (Rec): Record
: Pause
: Eject the disc
1 to 9, 0, --/---: Numeric keys
ENTER: Enters the settings
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
SAT, CABLE, VCR, and TV MODE buttons
CABLE
SAT
VCR
TV
VOL
MUTING
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No preset codes are programmed into the SAT, CABLE, VCR, and
TV MODE buttons. You can use these buttons to program the
remote controller signals of other devices.
There are two methods. One method is selecting the name of a
different brand from the table, entering the setting number listed, and
calling up the pre-programming code (see page 59). The other
method is learning the commands from the other brand’s remote
control directly into this remote controller (see page 63).
When in the SAT, CABLE and VCR mode, you may use the
following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
Learning a pre-programming code
The remote controller has three learning functions. One is entering
the signal number for a remote controller of another brand that is preprogrammed. Another is a normal learning function that enables the
remote controller to learn the codes from other remote controllers.
And the last is a macro learning function that enables you to program
a series of operations into the remote controller so that the operations
can all be performed at once by pressing one button.
SEND/LEARN
indicator
Buttons that
can be preprogrammed
VOL
Learning a pre-programming code
By learning a pre-programming code, you can make the RC-460M
remote controller able to operate a product from another brand. The
buttons that are used for operation are given on the next page.
1. Find the 3-digit number for the brand name of the
component that you want to operate in the table on
the next page.
2. Turn on the component that you want to operate (i.e.
DVD, satellite tuner, or television).
3. While holding down the MODE button on the RC460M that you want to program, press the DISPLAY
button, and then release both buttons.
The SEND/LEARN indicator lights when the MODE button is
pressed and turns off when the DISPLAY button is pressed. Wait
until the indicator turns off before releasing both buttons. Then
the SEND/LEARN indicator lights again.
4. Within 30 seconds, enter the 3-digit code number.
The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes twice slowly. If the SEND/
LEARN indicator quickly flashes three times, then either a
mistaken 3-digit code was entered or an incorrect operation was
performed. If this occurs, return to step 3.
5. Press the button that you programmed and check if
the system operates correctly.
Numeric keys
DISPLAY
Caution
With some brand’s components, some buttons may not work
correctly. In this case, program the command separately.
• If the component does not operate properly, return to step 3
and repeat the steps above.
• If it still does not operate properly, then program the
commands one by one to the buttons on the RC-460M remote
controller.
When entering the code of Onkyo DVD players:
There are three SETTING numbers. Choose the SETTING number
according to how you will be using the DVD player.
No. 601/613: These codes are for operating the Onkyo DVD player
by pointing the remote controller directly at it, either because it does
not have an
terminal, or it does but you are not using an
cable
and connecting it. First enter 601 and if it does not operate properly,
enter 613.
No. 600: This code is for Onkyo DVD players that have an
terminal that you are connecting to the TX-DS898 with an
cable.
You will then operate the DVD player by pointing the remote
controller at the remote control sensor on the TX-DS898. You do not
need to enter this code because it is factory preset. However, if the
code has been changed to 601 or 613, then you will need to change it
back to 600.
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Learning a pre-programming code
Pre-programming codes
Note:
If more than one code is given in the table,
try the code one by one until you reach the
code for your component (i.e. if the first
code does not work, then try the next).
DVD
BRAND
DENON
HITACHI
JVC
KENWOOD
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MITSUBISHI
ONKYO
PANASONIC
PIONEER
PROSCAN
RCA
SONY
TOSHIBA
YAMAHA
ZENITH
SETTING No.
602, 609
603
604
605
606, 613
607
608, 613
600, 601, 613
609
610
611
611
612
613
609, 614
613, 615
SAT
BRAND
ECHOSTAR
GENERAL
INSTRUMENTS
HITACHI
HUGHES
NETWORK
SYSTEMS
PANASONIC
PRIMESTAR
PROSCAN
RCA
SONY
TOSHIBA
SETTING No.
700
701
702
703
704
705
706, 707
706, 707
708
709
CABLE
BRAND
GENERAL
INSTRUMENTS
GEMINI
HAMLIN
JERROLD
MACOM
MAGNAVOX
OAK
PANASONIC
PHILIPS
PIONEER
SCIENTIFIC
ATLANTA
SAMSUNG
TOCOM
ZENITH
60
SETTING No.
500
501
502, 503, 504, 505
500, 506, 507, 508,
509, 510, 511, 512,
513, 514
515, 516, 517
518
519, 520, 521
522, 523
524, 525, 526, 527,
528, 529
530, 531
532, 533, 534
535
536
537, 538
VCR
BRAND
AIWA
AKAI
BAIRD
BELL & HOWELL
BLAUPUNKT
CGM
COLTINA
DAEWOO
DIGITAL
EMERSON
FENNER
FISHER
FUJITSU GENERAL
FUNAI
GE
GO VIDEO
GOLDSTAR
GOODMANS
GRUNDIG
HITACHI
JVC
LOEWE
MAGNAVOX
MITSUBISHI
NEC
NOKIA
NORDMENDE
OKANO
ORION
PANASONIC
PHILIPS
PHONOLA
PIONEER
RCA
SABA
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SCOTT
SELECO
SHARP
SHINTOM
SIEMENS
SONY
SYMPHONIC
TEKNIKA
TELEFUNKEN
TOSHIBA
WHITE
WESTINGHOUSE
WATSON
ZENITH
TV
SETTING No.
300, 301, 302
303, 304, 305, 306,
307
308
309
310
311, 312, 313
314
315, 316
317
318, 319, 320, 321,
322
323
324, 325, 326, 327
BRAND
AIWA
AKAI
AUDIOSONIC
BELL & HOWELL
BLAUPUNKT
BRIONVEGA
CENTURION
COLTINA
CORONAD
CROWN
DAEWOO
328
329
330, 331
332, 336, 337
333, 334
335
338
339, 340, 341
342, 343, 344, 345,
346, 347, 348, 349,
350
351, 352
353, 354, 355
356, 357, 358, 359,
360, 361, 362, 363,
364
365, 366, 367
313
368, 369, 370
371, 372
319, 373
374, 375, 376, 377,
378
353, 379, 380
311
381
382
383
384, 385, 386, 387,
388, 389, 390
391, 392, 393
394
395
396, 397, 398, 399
400
401
402, 403, 404, 405,
406, 407, 408, 409,
410, 411, 412, 413
414
414, 415
416, 417
418, 419, 420
FENNER
FERGUSON
FISHER
FUNAI
FUJITSU GENERAL
GE
GOLDSTAR
GOODMANS
GRUNDIG
HITACHI
HYPER
INNO HIT
IRRADIO
JVC
333
421
422
DUAL
EMERSON
KENDO
KTV
LUXOR
MAGNAVOX
MARANTZ
MARK
MATSUI
MITSUBISHI
MIVAR
NEC
NOKIA
OCEANIC
NORDMENDE
OKANO
ORION
PANASONIC
PHILIPS
PIONEER
PROSCAN
QUASAR
RADIO SHACK
RCA
SABA
SAMSUNG
SANYO
SCHNEIDER
SEARS
SELECO
SHARP
SONY
SYMPHONIC
TELEFUNKEN
THOMSON
TOSHIBA
UNIVERSUM
ZENITH
SETTING No.
100, 101
102, 103, 104
105
106
107
108, 109
110
111, 112, 113
114
115, 116
117, 118, 119, 120,
121
122
123, 124, 125, 126,
127
128, 129
130, 131
132
133, 134, 135
136, 137, 138
139, 140, 141
142, 143
144
145, 146
147, 148, 149, 150
151
152
103
153, 154, 155, 156,
157
158
159, 160
161
162, 163
164
165
166, 167, 168, 169
170, 171, 172, 173
174, 175
176, 177
178, 179, 180, 181
181
182, 183
152
184, 185, 186
187, 188, 189, 190
152, 162, 191
192, 193
194
195
196
110, 141, 197, 198,
199, 200
182, 183, 201
202, 203, 204, 205,
206, 207, 208
209, 210, 211, 212
103
213
214, 215
216, 217
218, 219, 220, 221,
222, 223
224, 225
201, 226, 227
228
213, 229
230
231, 232
Operating your programmed remote controller
After performing the procedure given above, the following
modes become enabled for use.
DVD MODE (DVD Player Mode)
Buttons with programmed usage and operations are the same as the
operational buttons on page 57.
SAT MODE (Satellite Tuner Mode)
1. Press the SAT MODE button.
The SAT button lights green.
ON
STDBY
SAT MODE
ENTER,
VOL
CH
MENU
MUTING
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control your satellite tuner unit.
The buttons given below have operations programmed
into them.
ON: Turns on and off the satellite tuner unit (same as STDBY button
on the remote controller)
CH
: Moves up and down the preset channel numbers
: Moves the cursor
ENTER: Confirms the selection
MENU: Displays the menu
0,1 to 9: Numeric keys
ENTER: Confirm
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
Numeric keys
ENTER
CABLE MODE (Cable Mode)
1. Press the CABLE MODE button.
The CABLE button lights green.
ON
STDBY
CABLE MODE
CH
VOL
MUTING
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control your cable TV unit.
The buttons given below have operations programmed
into them.
ON: Turns on and off the cable TV unit (same as STDBY button on
the remote controller)
CH
: Moves up and down the preset channel numbers
0,1 to 9: Numeric keys
ENTER: Confirm
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
Numeric keys
ENTER
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Operating your programmed remote controller
VCR MODE (VCR Mode)
1. Press the VCR MODE button.
The VCR button lights green.
ON
STDBY
VCR MODE
CH
TV/VCR
VOL
MUTING
Video cassette
recorder
operation
buttons
Numeric keys
2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control your VCR.
The buttons given below have operations programmed
into them.
ON: Turns on and off the VCR (same as STDBY button on the
remote controller)
CH
: Moves up and down the preset channel numbers
TV/VCR: Switches the AV input for the VCR
: Play
: Stop
: Rewind
: Fast Forward
: Pause
0,1 to 9, +10: Numeric keys
You may also use the following buttons:
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the TX-DS898
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the TX-DS898
TV MODE (TV Mode)
1. Press the TV MODE button.
The TV button lights green.
ON
STDBY
TV MODE
CH
TV/VCR
VOL
MUTING
Numeric keys
ENTER
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2. Press the desired operation button.
The buttons shaded in the figure to the left are the operation
buttons that can be used to control your television.
The buttons given below have operations programmed
into them.
ON: Turns on and off the television (same as STDBY button on the
remote controller)
CH
: Moves up and down the television channels
TV/VCR: Switches the TV/VCR input for the television
0,1 to 9, +10: Numeric keys
ENTER: Confirm
VOL : Adjusts the volume at the television
MUTING: Activates the muting function at the television
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Programming procedure
When programming the commands of another remote controller to
the RC-460M remote controller, you must first decide under which
MODE button you want the commands to be linked. In general, you
will select the MODE button that corresponds to the component you
are programming. For example, if you are programming the
functions from a remote controller for a compact disc player, you
would choose the CD MODE button. Then, by pressing the CD
MODE button, the buttons on the RC-460M remote controller will
change to the commands you program here to operate the compact
disc player.
After programming which MODE button to use, you will then
transfer the separate commands from the other remote controller
over to the RC-460M remote controller one at a time. Each
command is then programmed to a different button on the RC-460M
remote controller. Any button is programmable for this step except
for the eight MODE buttons (RCVR, CD, DVD, MD, SAT, CABLE,
VCR, and TV), the two MACRO buttons (DIRECT and MODE),
and the LIGHT button.
Even after the commands have been memorized, keep your old
remote controller in a safe place. If for some reason the commands
are lost (e.g., when the batteries run down), it will be necessary to
memorize them once again.
1. Place the remote controller and the remote controller
for the other device facing each other at a distance of
5 to 15 cm (2 to 6 inches) apart.
SEND/LEARN
indicator
MODE
buttons
2. While pressing and holding down the desired MODE
button on the remote controller, press the ENTER
button and then release both buttons.
When you press and hold down the MODE button, the SEND/
LEARN indicator lights. When you press the ENTER button, the
lamp turns off. When you release the buttons, the lamp lights
again.
3. Press and release the button on the remote controller
to which you want to transfer the next command.
You may select any button but the eleven ones indicated in the
figure below. When you press the button, the SEND/LEARN
indicator turns off. When you release the button, the indicator
lights again.
If you press the wrong button by mistake, press that same button
again. The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes twice, and the
remote controller exits the programming mode.
DIRECT
MACRO
LIGHT
MODE
MACRO
MODE buttons
ENTER
: Buttons that cannot be programmed.
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Programming the commands of remote controllers for other devices into the
remote controller
4. Press and hold down the button (that corresponds to
the command you are programming) on the remote
controller of the other device until the SEND/LEARN
lamp on the remote controller flashes twice.
After flashing twice, the SEND/LEARN indicator will light
again.
5. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to transfer all the commands
you desire from the other remote controller and
program them to buttons on the remote controller
under the same MODE.
Repeat Steps 2 through 4 to program commands to a different
MODE (e.g., when programming from a different remote
controller).
6. Press the MODE button that you pressed in step 2 to
complete the programming.
7. Operate the newly programmed buttons to make sure
the learning function was performed properly.
Notes:
• The remote controller codes for Onkyo compact disc players,
cassette tape decks, DVD players, and mini disc recorder have
already been programmed into buttons on the remote controller.
You may, however, use these buttons to program the codes for
other remote controllers. If you wish to restore the Onkyo preset
codes after you program new codes, you must first erase the new
codes (see page 65).
• The remote controller has 408 memory slots (8 modes × 51
buttons). Some remote controllers may have more commands
that can be remembered by the remote controller. In such cases,
it will be necessary for you to determine which commands are
more important than others.
• If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the
programming, or if you perform an invalid operation during
programming, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three times
quickly, and the remote controller exits the programming mode.
Resume from Step 2.
• If a failure occurs during programming, the SEND/LEARN
indicator flashes three times quickly, and the remote controller
exits the programming mode. Resume from Step 3.
• If a failure occurs five times in row during programming, the
remote controller exits the programming mode. Resume from
Step 3.
• If you try to program beyond the learning capacity of the remote
controller, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes six times
quickly, and the remote controller exits the programming mode.
Try programming under a different MODE button.
• When you want to program a command to a button to which you
have already programmed a command, simply follow the same
procedure given and programming for that button will be
overwritten.
• The remote controller uses infrared rays to send its commands,
as do most other remote controllers. Though most remote
controller codes can be memorized by the remote controller, be
aware that some remote controllers use a system that is quite
different from the remote controller and therefore may not be
able to be programmed.
• Some remote controllers have a single button that performs
multiple functions (for example, the function may change each
time the button is pressed). If this is the case, each function must
be programmed to a separate button on the remote controller.
• Once you have transferred the commands from the other remote
controller, refer to the instruction manual that came with that
product for instructions on how to operate that product.
• Make sure both the remote controller and the other remote
controller have new batteries. If either of them has batteries that
are low, you may not be able to program the commands of the
other remote controller properly into the remote controller.
See page 69 for how to erase the memorized commands from all
buttons.
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Programming the commands of remote controllers for other devices into the
remote controller
Erasing the programmed command from one
button
SEND/LEARN
indicator
MODE
buttons
You can only erase memorized commands and not preset ones.
1. Press and hold down the desired MODE button for
the command, press the ENTER button, and then
release both buttons.
When you press the MODE button, the SEND/LEARN indicator
lights. When you press the ENTER button, the lamp turns off.
When you release the buttons, the lamp lights again.
2. Press and release the button for the command you
wish to erase.
When you press the button, the SEND/LEARN indicator turns
off. When you release the button, the lamp lights again.
3. Press and release the same button again.
The SEND/LEARN lamp flashes twice slowly. The memorized
command is erased.
Note:
If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the erasing
procedure, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three times quickly,
and the remote controller exits the erasing mode. Resume from Step
1.
ENTER
Erasing all the commands programmed under a
MODE button
SEND/LEARN
indicator
MODE
buttons
1. Press and hold down the desired MODE button,
press the ENTER button twice, and then release both
buttons.
When you press the MODE button, the SEND/LEARN indicator
lights. When you press the ENTER button, the lamp turns off.
When you release the buttons, the lamp flashes twice slowly and
then lights again.
2. Press and release the same MODE button again.
When you release the button, the SEND/LEARN indicator
flashes twice slowly. This erases all the commands memorized
to the MODE button.
ENTER
Notes:
• If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the
erasing procedure, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three
times quickly and the remote controller exits the erasing mode.
Resume from Step 1.
• If you perform an invalid operation during erasing, the SEND/
LEARN indicator flashes three times quickly, and the remote
controller exits the erasing mode. Resume from Step 1.
• If many commands have been programmed to the MODE
button, then the SEND/LEARN indicator may remain lit for up
to 20 seconds during Step 2. This is not a malfunction.
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Using a Macro function
What is a Macro function?
Programming a Macro function
A Macro function enables you to program a series of button
operations (up to 16) on the remote controller into a single button.
For example, to play a compact disc player connected to the TXDS898 normally, you must perform the following steps:
1. Press the RCVR MODE button.
2. Press the ON button.
3. Press the CD (INPUT SELECTOR) button.
4. Press the CD MODE button.
5. Press the playback (
) button.
By using the macro function, you can perform the above five
operations by only pressing two buttons.
ON
RCVR
MODE MACRO
CD MODE
You can program a different macro into the MODE MACRO button
for each of the eight MODE buttons. The macro is then executed by
pressing the appropriate MODE button and then pressing the MODE
MACRO button. For example, to program the macro described
above into the CD MODE button, perform the steps given below.
1. Press and hold down the desired MODE button (in
this case, the CD MODE button), press the MODE
MACRO button, and then release both buttons.
When you press the CD MODE button, the SEND/LEARN
indicator lights and the CD MODE button lights green. When
you press the MODE MACRO button, the indicator turns off.
When you release the buttons, the indicator flashes and lights
again.
2. Press the operation buttons you wish to program in
order (in this case, press RCVR MODE → ON → CD
(INPUT SELECTOR) → CD MODE → playback ( )
button).
When you press each button, the SEND/LEARN indicator turns
off. When you release the button, the indicator lights.
3. Press the MODE MACRO button to complete the
programming.
The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes twice slowly.
4. Run the macro to check to see if the macro has been
properly programmed.
(CD playback)
CD
(INPUT
SELECTOR)
Notes:
• You may program up to 16 button operations into each macro
function. If you try to program a 17th operation, it will be
ignored, and programming is stopped.
• If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the
programming, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three times
quickly, and the remote controller exits the programming mode.
Resume from Step 1.
• If you perform an invalid operation during programming, the
SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three times quickly, and the
remote controller exits the programming mode. Resume from
Step 1.
Running a Macro function
Tips:
• If you erase or change the command of a button programmed in
a macro, that operation of that button will no longer work in the
macro. In this case, it will be necessary for you to reprogram the
macro in order to avoid incorrect operation.
• The codes programmed into a macro will be transmitted at an
interval of 0.5 seconds. However, some devices may not be able
to complete one operation in 0.5 seconds and may miss the next
code. In this case, after pressing one operation button, you can
press the same MODE button again before pressing the next
operation button to add another 0.5 seconds between the two
operations.
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Perform the procedure below to run a macro function that you have
programmed into the remote controller. After programming a macro,
you should always run it at least once to make sure that it has been
programmed properly.
1. Point the remote controller at the TX-DS898 and
press the CD MODE button.
2. Press the MODE MACRO, and verify that the devices
operate properly.
It may take a while for the macro to finish transmitting, so be
sure to continue pointing the remote controller at the device until
the SEND/LEARN indicator turns off.
Using a Macro function
Programming the Direct Macro function
ON
DIRECT
MACRO
CD MODE
MODE buttons
RCVR
(CD playback)
CD
(INPUT
SELECTOR)
With the direct macro function, you can program a series of button
operations as a macro into the DIRECT MACRO button so the
macro can be executed with just one touch. Note that for the direct
macro function, only one macro can be programmed. For example,
to program the macro described on the previous page for the
DIRECT MACRO button, perform the steps given below.
1. Press and hold down any one of the eight MODE
buttons, press the DIRECT MACRO button, and then
release both buttons.
When you press the MODE button, it lights green and the
SEND/LEARN indicator lights. When you press the DIRECT
MACRO button, the indicator turns off. When you release the
buttons, the indicator flashes briefly and then lights again.
2. Press the operation buttons you wish to program in
order (in this case, press RCVR MODE → ON → CD
(INPUT SELECTOR) → CD MODE → playback ( )
button).
When you press each button, the SEND/LEARN indicator turns
off. When you release the button, the indicator lights.
3. Press the DIRECT MACRO button to complete the
procedure.
The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes twice slowly.
4. Check to see if the macro has been properly
programmed.
Tips:
• If you erase or change the command of a button programmed in
the direct macro, that operation of that button will no longer
work in the macro. In this case, it will be necessary for you to
reprogram the direct macro in order to avoid incorrect operation.
• The codes programmed into a direct macro will be transmitted at
an interval of 0.5 seconds. However, some devices may not be
able to complete one operation in 0.5 seconds and may miss the
next code. In this case, after pressing one operation button, you
can press the same MODE button again before pressing the next
operation button to add another 0.5 seconds between the two
operations.
Notes:
• You may program up to 16 button operations into the direct
macro function. If you try to program a 17th operation, it will be
ignored, and programming is stopped.
• If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the
programming, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three times
quickly, and the remote controller exits the programming mode.
Resume from Step 1.
• If you perform an invalid operation during programming, the
SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three times quickly, and the
remote controller exits the programming mode. Resume from
Step 1.
Running a Direct Macro function
Perform the procedure below to run a direct macro function that you
have programmed into the remote controller. After programming a
direct macro, you should always run it at least once to make sure that
it has been programmed properly.
Point the remote controller at the TX-DS898 and press
the DIRECT MACRO button.
It may take a while for the macro to finish transmitting, so be sure to
continue pointing the remote controller at the device until the SEND/
LEARN indicator turns off.
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Using a Macro function
Erasing a macro from the MODE MACRO button
MODE MACRO
MODE buttons
1. Press and hold down the desired MODE button,
press the MODE MACRO button, and then release
both buttons.
When you press the MODE button, it lights green and the
SEND/LEARN indicator lights. When you press the MODE
MACRO button, the indicator turns off. When you release the
buttons, the indicator flashes once.
2. Press the MODE MACRO button again.
The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes twice slowly. The macro
programmed to the MODE button pressed in Step 1 above is
erased.
Notes:
• If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the
erasing procedure, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three
times quickly, and the remote controller exits the erasing mode.
Resume from Step 1.
• Be aware that if you press a button other than MODE MACRO
button in Step 2, then you will in effect be overwriting the
previous macro with a new macro.
Erasing a direct macro from the DIRECT
MACRO button
DIRECT
MACRO
MODE buttons
1. Press and hold down any one of the eight MODE
buttons, press the DIRECT MACRO button, and then
release both buttons.
When you press the MODE button, it lights green and the
SEND/LEARN indicator lights. When you press the DIRECT
MACRO button, the indicator turns off. When you release the
buttons, the indicator flashes once.
2. Press the DIRECT MACRO button again.
The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes twice slowly. The macro
programmed to the DIRECT MACRO button is erased.
Notes:
• If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds during the
erasing procedure, the SEND/LEARN indicator flashes three
times quickly, and the remote controller exits the erasing mode.
Resume from Step 1.
• Be aware that if you press a button other than DIRECT MACRO
button in Step 2, then you will in effect be overwriting the
previous direct macro with a new direct macro.
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Using a Macro function
Erasing all commands and macros that have
been programmed
This procedure will erase all the commands and macros that you
have programmed into the remote controller and return it to its
default settings. This operation will not affect the preset settings of
the remote controller.
STDBY
ON
1. Open the battery cover and remove the batteries from
the remote controller.
2. While pressing and holding down the ON and STDBY
buttons, re-insert the batteries in their correct
orientation, and then release both buttons.
The SEND/LEARN indicator flashes slowly.
3. Press the ENTER button.
The SEND/LEARN indicator lights up for about ten seconds and
then turns off.
All programmed commands and macros are erased and the remote
controller returns to its factory presets.
Notes:
• Proceed to Step 3 immediately after Step 2; otherwise, the
batteries will be consumed quickly.
• If you press any button other than the ENTER button in Step 3,
nothing will be erased. In this case, resume from Step 1.
ENTER
Macro mode programming memo:
MACRO
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
MODE
DIRECT
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
MACRO
↓
↓
↓
↓
↓
↓
↓
↓
RCVR
CD
DVD
MD
SAT
CABLE
VCR
TV
Operation 1
Operation 2
Operation 3
Operation 4
Operation 5
Operation 6
Operation 7
Operation 8
Operation 9
Operation 10
Operation 11
Operation 12
Operation 13
Operation 14
Operation 15
Operation 16
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Troubleshooting guide
If a problem occurs while you are using the remote controller, first
try to operate the controls on the front panel of the TX-DS898 to
make sure that it is not due to a malfunction (or worn out batteries) in
the remote controller.
POWER
Power shuts off immediately after power on.
• Amplifier protection circuitry has been activated.
➞ Remove the power cord from outlet immediately. Contact
your Onkyo service center.
No power.
• Power cord is disconnected.
➞ Connect power cord.
• External noise in the affecting the internal microcomputer.
➞ Turn the power button off and then on again or remove the
power cord from the outlet and then plug it in again.
• Internal fuse is blown.
➞ Contact your Onkyo Service Center.
Power turns on but no sound.
• “Muting” is displayed.
➞ Press the MUTING button on the remote controller to turn it
off.
• Bad connections or wiring.
➞ Check connections, speaker cables, etc.
• Amplifier protection circuitry has been activated.
➞ Contact your Onkyo Service Center.
The sound of the playback source is not heard.
• Input selector is not set properly.
➞ Set to correct input source.
• Headphones are connected.
➞ Lower volume and then disconnect headphones.
SPEAKERS
No sound from the center speaker, or at very low
volume.
• Speaker cable is not connected.
➞ Check the connection between the amplifier and the speaker.
• Listening mode is set to Stereo or Direct.
➞ Set the Listening mode to any mode other than Stereo or
Direct. The output to the center speaker may differ depending
on the listening mode.
• Center speaker level is set to minimum.
➞ Set the Center speaker level to the appropriate volume (page
31).
• The Center setting of the Speaker Config submenu is set to
“None.”
➞ Set the Center setting at the Speaker Config submenu to
“Large” or “Small” (see page 29).
No sound or very low volume from subwoofer.
• Subwoofer is set to “No.”
➞ Check the speaker setting (pages 29, 40).
• Subwoofer speakers output level setting is improper.
➞ Check the output level of the Subwoofer using the test tone.
Low frequency humming is heard.
• Not properly grounded.
➞ Check outer conductor of input plugs.
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• Turntable motor is not properly grounded.
➞ Check for proper ground connection.
• Audio connection cables on the rear panel are connected
incorrectly.
➞ Adjust the placement of the cable to reduce hum.
Howling is heard when the volume is turned up.
• Turntable and speakers are located too close together.
➞ Move them farther apart.
Rough or scratchy sound is heard. High range is not
clear.
• The needles of turntable is dirty or worn, or a problem exists
with a connected component.
➞ Refer to the instruction of the connected components and
check for problem.
• Treble control is too high.
➞ Turn treble down (see page 40).
FM/AM TUNER
AM stations cannot be received.
• AM loop antenna is not connected.
➞ Connect the included AM loop antenna to the AM antenna
terminals.
Buzzing noise on AM stations (particularly noticeable at
night or with weak stations).
• Noise from electrical apparatus such as fluorescent lamp.
➞ Move the AM loop antenna to different position.
➞ Set up an outdoor AM antenna.
Noise is heard at high-pitched sounds on AM stations.
• Noise from TV set.
➞ Place the AM loop antenna as far as possible from the TV.
➞ Move unit away from TV set.
Crackling noise on both AM and FM stations.
• Noise caused by fluorescent lamp being turned on and off.
➞ Move antenna as far as possible from the fluorescent lamp.
• Noise from automobile ignition.
➞ Install an FM outdoor antenna as far as possible from the
road.
➞ Change the position or direction of the outdoor antenna.
The indicators light for stereo reception, but sound is
distorted and stereo separation is bad.
• Station is too strong.
➞ Change to FM indoor antenna.
• Multiple reflection of the radio waves because of tall buildings
or mountains.
➞ Use antenna that has better directivity and select a point
where distortion is least.
Indicators for stereo reception flicker and hiss is heard
on FM stations.
• Station is too weak.
➞ Install an outdoor FM antenna.
• Stereo FM broadcasts cover only about half the distance of an
ordinary broadcast.
➞ Change the position or direction of the outdoor antenna.
No preset station is recalled.
• Power cord has been unplugged or the POWER switch has been
turned off for a long time.
➞ The memory contents are lost. Store all stations again.
Troubleshooting guide
VIDEO and AUDIO
Desired picture does not appear.
• Improper connection.
➞ Check the connection again. Insert the plugs and connectors
completely.
No OSD Menu display.
• Improper connection.
➞ Check connections.
• OSD Menu is displayed when monitor is connected to VIDEO or
S VIDEO of MONITOR OUT.
➞ Confirm connections (see page 18).
No sound, or sound of the selected source is not heard.
• Input Setup menu settings are incorrect.
➞ Check settings (see page 33).
No picture appears on the TV screen (or monitor).
• TV (or monitor) is not set to receive the output signals from the
receiver.
➞ Set the TV (or monitor) to the receiver input.
• Video cable is not connected securely.
➞ Check connections.
• You have connected to the COMPONENT VIDEO connectors
but the TX-DS898 is not set properly.
➞ Check the Video Setup submenu of the Input Setup menu
(page 35).
Multichannel audio is not output.
• To listen to multichannel audio, “Yes” must be selected in the
“Multichannel” in the Multichannel setup sub-menu of the Input
Setup menu. Also, it is necessary to select Multichannel with the
AUDIO SELECTOR button.
➞ Check that the component is connected to the MULTI
CHANNEL INPUT port and check the Setup menu settings.
Components in remote zone (Zone 2) do not operate
properly.
• Components are incorrectly connected.
➞ Check connections.
• Objects are interfering with remote controller signals.
➞ Move inferring objects away from path of remote controller
signals.
If one of the messages shown below appears
“Not available with headphones use”
The operation is not allowed because headphones are plugged into
the TX-DS898.
“Not available with Multichannel use”
Cannot be used while the multi-channel output is being used.
“Not available in this Sp Config”
Will not work with the current speaker configuration settings.
“Not available in Zone 2 mode”
The operation is not allowed because the Zone 2 mode is turned on.
REMOTE CONTROLLER
Front panel controls function but remote controller
controls do not.
• No batteries in remote controller.
➞ Insert batteries.
• Batteries have worn out.
➞ Replace batteries.
• Remote controller is not pointed at the remote sensor of the TXDS898.
➞ Point the remote controller at the remote sensor of the TXDS898.
• Remote controller is too far from the TX-DS898.
➞ Operate the remote controller within 5 meters (16 feet).
• Remote controller is functioning in a different mode
➞ Press the RCVR MODE button.
OTHER
LATE NIGHT function cannot be used.
• Playback source is not Dolby Digital encoded.
➞ Check that the DOLBY DIGITAL indicator lights up on the
display.
Re-EQ function cannot be used.
• Listening mode is set to Theater-Dimensional, THX, or Direct/
Pure Audio.
➞ See page 43.
Parameter cannot be set for Front Effect etc.
• Parameter may not be able to be set depending on the listening
mode.
➞ See table on page 43.
“Only available with Dolby D”
No setting other than Dolby Digital can be set.
“Not available in this Listening mode”
Will not work with the current listening mode.
“Not available with this signal”
The listening mode cannot be selected with the current input source.
“Powerd Zone 2 is not Activated”
Will not work with the Zone 2 output set to non-activated (Not
Activated).
“Not available with Muting”
Will not work because the muting is activated.
“Zone 2 is not On”
Will not work because the Zone 2 has not been turned on.
Also refer to the respective instruction manuals of the compact disc
player, DVD player, video cassette recorder, TV monitor, etc., that
compose your entertainment system.
The TX-DS898 contains an internal microcomputer that performs
high-level operations. However, on extremely rare occasions, noise
or interference from an external source or static electricity may cause
faulty operation. If this occurs, unplug the power cord from the wall
outlet, wait five or more seconds, and then plug it back in. This
should correct the situation.
* To reset the surround mode and other settings to the factory
default settings, hold down the VIDEO 1 button with the TXDS898 turned on and then press the STANDBY/ON button.
“CLEAR” appears in the front display and the TX-DS898 enters
the standby state.
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Specifications
AMPLIFIER SECTION
Continuous Average Power output (FTC)
All channels:
110 watts per channel min. RMS at
8 ohms, 2 channels driven from 20
Hz to 20 kHz with no more than
0.08% total harmonic distortion.
145 watts min. RMS at 6 ohms, 2
channels driven from 1 kHz with
no more than 0.1% total harmonic
distortion.
Continuous Power output (DIN)
150 watts at 6 ohms
Maximum Power output (EIAJ)
180 watts at 6 ohms
Dynamic Power Output (Stereo)
2 × 280 watts at 3 ohms
2 × 220 watts at 4 ohms
2 × 140 watts at 8 ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion:
0.08% at rated power
0.08% at 1 Watt output
IM Distortion:
0.08% at rated power
0.08% at 1 Watt output
Damping Factor:
60 at 8 ohms
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
PHONO:
2.5 mV, 50 kohms
LINE (CD, TAPE, DVD,
VIDEO 1-5):
200 mV, 50 kohms
MULTICHANNEL INPUT
(FRONT L/C/R, SURROUND
L/R, SURROUND BACK L/R): 200 mV, 50 kohms
(SUBWOOFER):
36 mV, 50 kohms
COAXIAL 1, 2, 3 (DIGITAL): 0.5 Vp-p, 75 ohms
DVD, VIDEO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms (Y)
0.28 Vp-p, 75 ohms (C)
COMPONENT VIDEO 1, 2:
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms (Y)
0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (PB, PR)
Output Level and Impedance
Rec out (TAPE, VIDEO 1, 2):
200 mV, 470 ohms
Pre out:
1 V, 470 ohms
ZONE 2 OUT:
100mV, 470 ohms
VIDEO (VIDEO 1, 2, MONITOR
OUT, ZONE 2 OUT):
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms
1 Vp-p, 75 ohms (Y)
0.28 p-p, 75 ohms (C)
COMPONENT VIDEO OUT: 1 Vp-p, 75 ohms (Y)
0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms (PB, PR)
Phono Overload:
120 mV RMS at 1 kHz, 0.5% T.H.D.
Frequency Response:
10 Hz to 100 kHz : +1/–3 dB
(CD in Direct mode)
RIAA Deviation:
20 Hz to 20 kHz : ±0.8 dB
Tone Control
Bass:
±10 dB at 50 Hz
Treble:
±10 dB at 20,000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (Stereo)
Phono:
80 dB (IHF A, 5 mV input)
CD/Tape:
110 dB (IHF A, 0.5 V input)
TUNER SECTION
FM
Tuning Range:
Usable Sensitivity
Mono:
Stereo:
50 dB Quieting Sensitivity
Mono:
Stereo:
Capture Ratio:
Image Rejection Ratio
IF Rejection Ratio:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Mono:
Stereo:
Alternate Channel Attenuation:
Selectivity:
AM Suppression Ratio:
Total Harmonic Distortion
Mono:
Stereo:
Frequency Response:
Stereo Separation:
87.5 — 108.0 MHz (50 kHz steps)
11.2 dBf, 1.0 µV (75 ohms IHF)
0.9 µV (75 ohms DIN)
17.2 dBf, 2.0 µV (75 ohms IHF)
23 µV (75 ohms DIN)
17.2 dBf, 2.0 µV (75 ohms)
37.2 dBf, 20 µV (75 ohms)
2.0 dB
40 dB
90 dB
76 dB
70 dB
55 dB
50 dB (DIN)
50 dB
0.2%
0.3%
30 Hz — 15 kHz, ±1.0 dB
45 dB at 1 kHz
30 dB at 100 Hz — 10 kHz
AM
Tuning Range:
Usable Sensitivity:
Image Rejection Ratio:
IF Rejection Ratio:
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
Total Harmonic Distortion:
530—1,710 kHz (10 kHz steps)
30 µV
40 dB
40 dB
40 dB
0.7%
GENERAL
Power Supply:
Power Consumption:
Dimensions (W × H × D):
Weight:
AC 120 V, 60 Hz
7.8 A
17-1/8" × 6-7/8" × 18-1/16"
38.4 lbs.
REMOTE CONTROLLER
Transmitter:
Signal range:
Power supply:
Infrared
Approx. 5 meters, 16 ft.
Two “AA” batteries (1.5 V × 2)
Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.
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