JVC TH-M45 manual

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  • Brand: JVC
  • Product: Home cinema set
  • Model/name: TH-M45
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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TH-M65
TH-M45
For Customer Use:
Enter below the Model No. and Serial
No. which are located either on the rear,
bottom or side of the cabinet. Retain this
information for future reference.
Model No.
Serial No.
LVT1024-001A
[J]
TH-M55
DVD DIGITAL THEATER SYSTEM
INSTRUCTIONS
Consists of XV-THM65, SP-PWM65, SP-THM65C and SP-THM65F
Consists of XV-THM55, SP-PWM55, SP-THM55C and SP-THM55F
Consists of XV-THM45, SP-PWM45, SP-THM45C, SP-THM45F and SP-THM45S
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Warnings, Cautions and Others
CAUTION — . button!
(XV-THM65/XV-THM55/XV-THM45)
Disconnect the mains plug to shut the power off completely
(the STANDBY lamp goes off).
The . button in any position does not disconnect the mains
line.
• When the system is on standby, the STANDBY lamp lights
red.
• When the system is turned on, the STANDBY lamp goes off.
The power can be remote controlled.
1. CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
2. DANGER: Visible and invisible laser radiation when open and
interlock failed or defeated. Avoid direct exposure to beam.
3. CAUTION: Do not open the top cover. There are no user
serviceable parts inside the Unit; leave all servicing to qualified
service personnel.
CAUTION
To reduce the risk of electrical shocks, fire, etc.:
1. Do not remove screws, covers or cabinet.
2. Do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.
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Warnings, Cautions and Others
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For Canada/pour le Canada
CAUTION: TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
ATTENTION: POUR EVITER LES CHOCS ELECTRIQUES,
INTRODUIRE LA LAME LA PLUS LARGE DE LA FICHE
DANS LA BORNE CORRESPONDANTE DE LA PRISE ET
POUSSER JUSQUAU FOND.
For Canada/pour le Canada
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE
CLASS B LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS FROM
DIGITAL APPARATUS AS SET OUT IN THE
INTERFERENCE-CAUSING EQUIPMENT STANDARD
ENTITLED “DIGITAL APPARATUS,” ICES-003 OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS.
CET APPAREIL NUMERIQUE RESPECTE LES LIMITES
DE BRUITS RADIOELECTRIQUES APPLICABLES AUX
APPAREILS NUMIRIQUES DE CLASSE B PRESCRITES
DANS LA NORME SUR LE MATERIEL BROUILLEUR:
“APPAREILS NUMERIQUES”, NMB-003 EDICTEE PAR
LE MINISTRE DES COMMUNICATIONS.
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.
CAUTION!
To avoid personal injury or
accidentally dropping the unit,
have two persons unpack, carry,
and install the unit.
TH-M65: 43.1 kg/96 lbs
TH-M55: 32.0 kg/71 lbs
TH-M45: 25.2 kg/56 lbs
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Table of contents
Introduction......................................2
Notes on handling..................................................................2
Supplied accessories .............................................................2
About discs ......................................3
Playable disc types ................................................................3
Disc structure ........................................................................4
Playback Control function (PBC) — VCD and SVCD only ......4
Names of parts and controls ...........5
Getting started.................................8
Connections...........................................................................8
Using the remote control .....................................................16
Basic operations ............................19
Turning the system on/off....................................................19
Selecting the source to play.................................................20
Adjusting the volume ...........................................................20
Listening with headphones ..................................................20
Turning off the sound temporarily .......................................20
Adjusting the brightness......................................................20
Using the Sleep Timer..........................................................21
Adjusting the output level of the subwoofer.........................21
Adjusting the bass/treble sound...........................................21
Changing the decode mode .................................................22
Changing the scan mode .....................................................22
Playback.........................................23
Basic playback .....................................................................23
Playback features.................................................................25
Tuner operations............................27
Manual tuning......................................................................27
Preset tuning .......................................................................27
Selecting the FM reception mode.........................................28
Reducing the noise of AM broadcast ...................................28
Creating realistic sound fields ......29
Using the surround mode....................................................31
Adjusting the sound.............................................................32
Advanced operations .....................33
Using the on-screen bar ......................................................33
Playing from a specified position on a disc..........................34
Using the MP3 control display.............................................36
Using the JPEG control display............................................37
Selecting a view angle of DVD .............................................38
Selecting the subtitle/audio languages.................................39
Special picture playback ......................................................41
Program Playback................................................................43
Random Playback................................................................44
Repeat Playback ..................................................................44
Setting DVD preferences ...............46
Using the choice menus ......................................................46
Menu description.................................................................48
Parental Lock.......................................................................51
System setting ...............................54
AV COMPU LINK remote control
system............................................55
References .....................................56
Maintenance ........................................................................56
Trouble shooting..................................................................56
Glossary...............................................................................59
Index....................................................................................60
Specifications ......................................................................61
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Introduction
% Important cautions
Installation of the system
• Select a place which is level, dry and neither too hot nor too cold;
between 5°C and 35°C (41°F and 95°F).
• Leave sufficient distance between the system and the TV.
• Do not use the system in a place subject to vibration.
Power cord
• Do not handle the power cord with wet hands!
• A small amount of power (1.0 watt) is always consumed while
the power cord is connected to the wall outlet (center unit only).
• When unplugging the power cord from the wall outlet, always
pull on the plug, not the power cord.
To prevent malfunctions of the system
• There are no user-serviceable parts inside. If anything goes
wrong, unplug the power cord and consult your dealer.
• Do not insert any metallic object into the system.
• Do not use any non-standard shape disc (like a heart, flower or
credit card, etc.) available on the market, because it may damage
the system.
• Do not use a disc with tape, stickers, or paste on it, because it
may damage the system.
Note about copyright laws
Check the copyright laws in your country before recording from
DVDs, Super Video CDs (SVCDs), Video CDs (VCDs) and Audio
CDs. Recording of copyrighted material may infringe copyright
laws.
Note about copyguard system
DVDs are protected by copyguard system. When you connect the
system to your VCR directly, the copyguard system activates and
the picture may not be played back correctly.
% Safety precautions
Avoid moisture, water and dust
Do not place the system in moist or dusty places.
Avoid high temperatures
Do not expose the system to direct sunlight and do not place it near
a heating device.
When you are away
When away on travel or for other reasons for an extended period of
time, disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Do not block the vents
Blocking the vents may damage the system.
Care of the cabinet
When cleaning the system, use a soft cloth and follow the relevant
instructions on the use of chemically-coated cloths. Do not use
benzene, thinner or other organic solvents including disinfectants.
These may cause deformation or discoloring.
If water gets inside the system
Turn the system off and disconnect the power cord plug from the
wall outlet, then call the store where you made your purchase.
Using the system in this condition may cause fire or electrical
shock.
Check to be sure you have all of the supplied accessories.
The number in parentheses is the quantity of the pieces supplied.
If anything is missing, contact your dealer immediately.
• Remote control (1)
• Batteries (2)
• FM antenna (1)
• AM loop antenna (1)
• Power cord (1)
• System cord (1)
• Composite video cord (1)
• Speaker cords
5 m (16 ft): For satellite (front left/right) and center speakers (3)
10 m (32 ft): For satellite speakers (surround left/right) (2)
(Length of speaker cords is approximate.)
• Screws (with washer) (TH-M65 only)
M4 x 25 mm (1 inch): For satellite speakers (16)
Notes on handling
Paste
Sticker
Label sticker Supplied accessories
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by method claims of certain U.S. patents and other
intellectual property rights owned by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only
unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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About discs
This system has been designed to play back the following discs:
DVD Video (DVD), Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD),
Audio CD, CD-R and CD-RW.
• This system can also play back MP3 and JPEG files recorded on
CD-Rs and CD-RWs. (A pg. 23)
• This system can also play back finalized DVD-Rs recorded in
DVD VIDEO format. However, some discs may not be played
back because of their disc characteristics or recording conditions.
Discs you can play:
* Note on Region Code
DVD players and DVDs have their own Region Code numbers. This
system can only play back DVDs recorded with the color system of
NTSC whose Region Code number includes “1”.
If a DVD with an improper Region Code number is loaded,
“REGION CODE ERROR” appears on the TV screen and playback
cannot start.
• The following discs cannot be played back:
DVD Audio, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, CD-ROM,
CD-I (CD-I Ready), Photo CD, etc.
Playing back these discs will generate noise and damage the
speakers.
• On some DVDs, Video CDs or SVCDs, their actual
operation may be different from what is explained in this
manual. This is due to the disc programming and disc
structure, not a malfunction of this system.
Notes on CD-R and CD-RW
• User-edited CD-Rs (Recordable) and CD-RWs (Rewritable) can
be played back only if they are already “finalized”.
• This system can play back CD-Rs or CD-RWs recorded on a
personal computer if they have been recorded in the audio CD
format.
This system can also play back CD-Rs or CD-RWs if MP3 files
or JPEG files are recorded on them.
However, some discs may not be played back because of their
disc characteristics, recording conditions, or damage or stain on
them.
Especially, the configuration and characteristics of an MP3 disc
or a JPEG disc are determined by the writing (encoding) software
and hardware used for recording. Therefore, due to the software
and hardware used, the following symptoms may occur:
• Some discs may not be played back.
• Some tracks on an MP3 disc may be skipped or may not be
played back normally.
• Some files on a JPEG disc may be played back distortedly.
• Before playing back CD-Rs or CD-RWs, read their instructions
or cautions carefully.
• CD-RWs may require a longer readout time. This is caused by
the fact that the reflectance of CD-RWs is lower than that of
regular CDs.
About MP3 discs
MP3 is an abbreviation for Motion Picture Experts Group 1 (or
MPEG-1) Audio Layer 3. MP3 is simply a compressed data file
format. By using MP3 format, one CD-R or CD-RW can contain 10
times as much data as one regular CD.
About JPEG discs
A still-picture data compression system proposed by the Joint
Photographic Expert Group, which features small decrease in
image quality in spite of its high compression ratio.
Notes on MP3/JPEG discs
• MP3/JPEG discs (either CD-R or CD-RW) require a longer
readout time. (It differs due to the complexity of the directory/file
configuration.)
• When making an MP3/JPEG disc, select ISO 9660 Level 1 or
Level 2 for the disc format.
• This system supports “multi-session” discs (up to 5 sessions).
• This system cannot play “packet write” discs.
• The system can only play MP3/JPEG files with the following file
extensions;
MP3: “.MP3”, “.Mp3”, “.mP3” and “.mp3”
JPEG: “.jpg”, “.jpeg”, “.JPG”, “.JPEG” and any uppercase and
lowercase combination (such as “.Jpg”)
• If both MP3 files and JPEG files are recorded on a disc, set the
MP3/JPEG setting in the PICTURE menu to the appropriate
setting for the data to be read (“MP3” or “JPEG”). (A pg. 49)
• Some MP3/JPEG discs may not be played back because of their
disc characteristics or recording conditions.
Notes on MP3 discs only
• ID3* tags cannot be shown on the display.
* An MP3 file can contain file information called an “ID3 Tag”
where its album name, performer, track title, etc. are recorded.
There are two versions, ID3v1 (ID3 Tag version 1) and ID3v2
(ID3 Tag version 2).
• We recommend to record each piece of material (song) at a
sample rate of 44.1 kHz and at a data transfer rate of 128 kbps.
• Some tracks on an MP3 disc may be skipped or may not be
played back normally.
Notes on JPEG discs only
• We recommend to record a file at 640 x 480 resolution. (If a file
has been recorded at a resolution of more than 640 x 480, it will
take a longer time to be displayed.)
• This system can only play baseline JPEG files*. Progressive
JPEG files* or lossless JPEG files* cannot be played.
* Baseline JPEG format: Used for digital cameras, web, etc.
Progressive JPEG format:Used for web.
Lossless JPEG format: An old type and rarely used now.
• Some files on a JPEG disc may be played back distortedly.
Playable disc types
Disc
Type
Mark (Logo)
Video
Format
Region
Code
Number*
DVD NTSC 1/ALL
VCD NTSC —
SVCD NTSC —
Audio CD — —
CD-R — —
CD-RW — —
Examples:
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About discs
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IMPORTANT
Before playing a disc, make sure of the following;
• Check the connection with the TV.
• Turn on your TV and select the correct input mode on the TV to view
the pictures or on-screen information on the TV screen.
• For DVD playback, you can change the initial setting to your
preference. (A pg. 46 – 53)
DVD
A DVD consists of “titles” and each title may be divided into
“chapters”.
For example, if a DVD contains movies, each movie may have its
own title number and may be further divided into chapters.
Video CD/SVCD/Audio CD
A Video CD, SVCD, Audio CD consists of “tracks”.
In general, each track has its own track number. (On some discs,
each track may also be further divided by indexes.)
MP3 discs
On an MP3 disc, each song is recorded as a track (file). Tracks are
usually grouped into a group (folder). Groups can also include
other groups, creating hierarchical group layers. This system can
recognize up to 150 tracks per group and up to 99 groups per disc.
• If there is any type of file other than MP3 files in a group
(folder), those files are also counted in the total number of 150.
JPEG discs
On a JPEG disc, each still picture is recorded as a file. Files are
usually grouped into a group (folder). Groups can also include
other groups, creating hierarchical folder layers. This system can
recognize up to 150 files per group and up to 99 groups per disc.
• If there is any type of file other than JPEG files in a group
(folder), those files are also counted in the total number of 150.
The Playback Control function allows you to enjoy menu-driven
operation and high-resolution still images which have a resolution
four times greater than moving pictures.
High-resolution still image display
You can display high-quality images which are four times clearer
than moving pictures.
Menu-driven playback
A selection menu is displayed when you start playing a Video CD
or SVCD with the Playback Control feature. The selection menu
shows a list of numbers for selection. Some discs may show
moving pictures or a divided screen.
You can interact with the screen using a menu display to select and
play an entry.
See example illustration below about basic features of menu-driven
playback (for details about the operation through the menu, also see
page 35).
NOTE
• When operating a Video CD or SVCD using the menu, some
functions such as Repeat Playback may not work.
If * appears on the TV screen when pressing a button;
The disc cannot accept the operation you have tried to do, or the
information required for that operation is not recorded on the
disc.
NOTICE: In some cases, without showing B, operations will
not be accepted.
Disc structure
Title 1 Title 2
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 1 Chapter 2
Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
Group 1 Group 2
Track 1 Track 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Group 1 Group 2
File 1 File 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5
Playback Control function
(PBC) — VCD and SVCD
only
Submenu
Menu screen
A: Moving picture
B: Still picture
Press RETURN.
Press RETURN.
Press
RETURN.
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Names of parts and controls
The illustrations of the center unit and the subwoofer used in this manual are of TH-M65 unless otherwise noted.
Front panel (center unit)
A Standby lamp (STANDBY) A pg. 19
B Standby-on button (F STANDBY/ON) A pg. 19
C Stop button (7) A pg. 23
D Play button (3) A pg. 23
E Pause button (8) A pg. 23
F Reverse skip button (4) A pg. 26
G Forward skip button (¢) A pg. 26
H Source button (SOURCE) A pg. 20
I Volume control (VOLUME) A pg. 20
J Headphones jack (PHONES) A pg. 20
K Disc trays A pg. 23
L Illumination lamp A pg. 20
M Remote sensor A pg. 16
N Display window A pg. 6, 24
O Open/close buttons (0) A pg. 23
P Disc buttons (DISC 1-5) A pg. 23
Q Disc lamps (TH-M65 only) A pg. 25
Rear panel (center unit)
A System cord connector A pg. 10
B Audio input jacks (AUDIO IN (VCR)) A pg. 14
C Digital input/output jacks
(DIGITAL IN/OUT) (TH-M65) A pg. 14
Digital input jack
(DIGITAL IN) (TH-M55/TH-M45) A pg. 14
D Antenna terminals (ANTENNA) A pg. 9
E Video output jacks (VIDEO OUT) A pg. 8
VIDEO, S-VIDEO
F Video input jacks (VCR IN) A pg. 14
VIDEO, S-VIDEO
G Video output jacks (VIDEO OUT) A pg. 8
COMPONENT (Y, PB, PR)
H AV COMPU LINK-III jacks A pg. 55
I Ó AC IN socket A pg. 15
For TH-M55/TH-M45
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Names of parts and controls
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Display window (center unit)
A Disc indicators A pg. 25
B MP3 indicator A pg. 24
C Channel indicator (CH) A pg. 28
D Main display A pg. 24
E Stereo indicator (ST) A pg. 27
F Tuning indicator (TUNED) A pg. 27
G Auto muting indicator (AUTO MUTING) A pg. 28
H • Source signal indicators (abcdghi)
A pg. 30
• Subwoofer indicator (f) A pg. 30
• Sound reproducing speaker indicator ( ) A pg. 30
I • Dolby Pro Logic II indicator (GPLII) A pg. 29
• Linear PCM indicator (LPCM) A pg. 30
• Digital signal format indicators A pg. 30
Dolby Digital (GDIGITAL), DTS (C)
J Surround indicator (SURROUND) A pg. 31
K DSP indicator A pg. 29 – 31
L Progressive mode indicator (PROGRESSIVE) A pg. 22
M Resume indicator (RESUME) A pg. 24
N Repeat mode indicators A pg. 44
Powered subwoofer
A System cord connector A pg. 10
B Front speaker terminals (FRONT SPEAKERS) A pg. 12, 13
C Center speaker terminals (CENTER SPEAKER) A pg. 12, 13
D Surround speaker terminals (SURROUND) A pg. 12, 13
E Power cord A pg. 15
F Power lamp (POWER ON) A pg. 19
Front (SP-PWM65)
Rear Front (SP-PWM55/SP-PWM45)
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Names of parts and controls
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Remote control
NOTE
• To use buttons I –
W and g – p, slide
down the remote
control cover.
A Remote control mode selector A pg. 17 – 54
AUDIO, TV, VCR/DBS
B Muting button (MUTING) A pg. 20
C Disc buttons (DISC 1-5) A pg. 23
D TV volume buttons (TV VOL +/–) A pg. 17
E Operating buttons
• Play button (3) A pg. 24
• Forward/reverse skip buttons (¢/4) A pg. 26
• Fast-forward/reverse playback buttons (¡/1) A pg. 26
• Stop button (7) A pg. 23
• Pause button (8) A pg. 23
• Tuning buttons (TUNING ª, TUNING ·) A pg. 27
• Memory button (MEMORY) A pg. 28
• FM reception/Beat Cut mode button (FM MODE) A pg. 28
F Top menu button (TOP MENU) A pg. 34
G • Cursor buttons (3/2///5) A pg. 34
• Enter button (ENTER) A pg. 17
H • One Touch Replay button ( ) A pg. 25
• Record button (REC) A pg. 18
I Audio button (AUDIO) A pg. 39, 40
J Subtitle button (SUBTITLE) A pg. 39
K • VFP setting button A pg. 42
• Progressive mode button (PROGRESSIVE) A pg. 22
L Choice menu button (CHOICE) A pg. 46
M Setting button (SETTING) A pg. 54
N Title/group button (TITLE/GROUP) A pg. 35
O Repeat button (REPEAT) A pg. 44
P A-B repeat button (A-B REPEAT) A pg. 45
Q Sleep button (SLEEP) A pg. 21
R Dimmer button (DIMMER) A pg. 20
S Surround buttons (SURROUND)
Mode (MODE), On/Off (ON/OFF) A pg. 31
T Effect button (EFFECT) A pg. 32
U Test tone button (TEST) A pg. 32
V Subwoofer adjustment buttons (S.WFR +/–) A pg. 21
W Center speaker adjustment buttons (CENTER +/–) A pg. 32
X Standby-on button (F AUDIO) A pg. 19
Y Standby-on button (F VCR/DBS) A pg. 17
Z Standby-on button (F TV) A pg. 17
a Source selecting buttons A pg. 20
DVD, FM/AM, DBS, VCR
b TV/Video mode button (TV/VIDEO) A pg. 17
c Channel buttons (CHANNEL +/–) A pg. 17
d Volume buttons (AUDIO VOL +/–) A pg. 20
e Menu button (MENU) A pg. 34
f On-screen button (ON SCREEN) A pg. 33
g • Number buttons A pg. 17, 26, 35
• TV returning button (TV RETURN) A pg. 17
h Return button (RETURN) A pg. 4, 35
i Angle button (ANGLE) A pg. 38
j Decode mode button (DECODE) A pg. 22
k Zoom button (ZOOM) A pg. 41
l Cancel button (CANCEL) A pg. 43
m Display window button (FL DISPLAY) A pg. 24
n Treble adjustment buttons (TREBLE +/–) A pg. 21
o Bass adjustment buttons (BASS +/–) A pg. 21
p Surround speaker adjustment buttons (SURR) A pg. 32
Left (L +/–), Right (R +/–)
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Getting started
• Do not connect the AC power cord until all other connections have been made.
• Since different components often have different terminal names, carefully read the instructions supplied with the components you are going
to connect.
Connecting a TV
To view pictures and on-screen displays, connect the TV to the center unit.
• You can get better picture quality in the order — Component video > S-video > Composite video.
• Distortion of picture may occur when connecting to the TV via a VCR, or to a TV with a built-in VCR.
• You need to set “MONITOR TYPE” in the PICTURE menu correctly according to the aspect ratio of your TV. (A pg. 49)
% To connect a TV through the component video input jacks
If your TV has component video input jacks, connect them using a component video cord (not supplied) to view a high quality picture.
• Connect “Y” to “Y”, “PB” to “PB”, “PR” to “PR” correctly.
• If your TV supports progressive video input, you can enjoy a high quality picture by setting the progressive scan mode to active. (A pg. 22)
NOTE
• If the component video input jacks of your TV are of the BNC type, use a plug adapter (not supplied) to convert the pin plugs to BNC plugs.
• The component video signals can be output only when you select “DVD” as the source to play. (A pg. 20)
% To connect a TV through the composite or S-video jacks
Connect the TV using the composite video cord (supplied) or an S-video cord (not supplied).
If your TV has an S-video (Y/C-separation) jack, you can get better picture quality than by using composite video connection.
• Connect the S-video cord by matching the / mark on the plug to the one on the rear of the center unit.
Connections
Center unit
To component video input
Red
Blue
TV
Component video cord
(not supplied)
Green
Composite video cord
(supplied)
To S-video input S-video cord
(not supplied)
TV
To composite
video input
Center unit
or
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Getting started
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Connecting the FM and AM antennas
Make sure the antenna conductors do not touch any other terminals,
connecting cords and power cords. This could cause poor reception.
% AM loop antenna
Setting up supplied AM loop antenna
Attach the AM loop to its base by snapping the tabs on the loop into
the slot on the base.
Connecting AM loop antenna
If reception is poor
Connect an outdoor single vinyl-covered wire antenna (not
supplied) to the AM EXT terminal. (Keep the AM loop antenna
connected.)
• Twist together both wires.
% FM antenna
Connecting supplied FM antenna
If reception is poor
Connect an outdoor FM antenna with standard type (75 C coaxial)
connector.
NOTE
• Disconnect the supplied FM antenna before attaching a 75 C coaxial
connector (the kind with a round wire going to an outdoor antenna).
• We recommend that you use coaxial cable for the FM antenna as it is
well-shielded against interference.
If the antenna cord is covered with the insulation
coat, twist and pull the insulation coat off and
remove.
Press and hold down the terminal
clamp.
Insert the antenna cord.
Release finger from the clamp.
Center unit
• Turn the loop antenna until you have the best reception.
Outdoor single vinyl-covered wire antenna
(not supplied)
AM loop antenna
Extend the supplied FM
antenna horizontally.
Center unit
Outdoor FM antenna
(not supplied)
Outdoor FM antenna cord
(not supplied)
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Getting started
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Connecting the powered subwoofer
Connect the supplied powered subwoofer (SP-PWM65/SP-PWM55/SP-PWM45) using the system cord (supplied).
• Connect the system cord by matching the # marks on the plugs to the ones on the center unit and powered subwoofer.
Connecting the satellite speakers
% Speaker layout
When positioning the speakers, to obtain the best possible sound
from this system you need to place all satellite speakers at the same
distance from the listening position with the front of each speaker
facing toward the listener.
When you cannot place them at the same distance from the
listening position, you can make adjustment so that
speakers operate as if they are placed at the best position.
(A
A
A
A pg. 50)
• Normally place the powered subwoofer in front of you. (Since
bass sound is non-directional, you do not need to place it at the
same distance as the other speakers.)
NOTE
• Although the satellite speakers and the powered subwoofer are
magnetically shielded, the TV screen may appear mottled. In this
case, keep the distance between them to the TV to over 10 cm
(4 inches).
• For safety reasons, always ensure that there is sufficient space behind
the powered subwoofer.
• When you position the satellite speakers in a relatively high place,
such as the top of your bookshelf, place them on a flat and level
surface.
• Speaker grilles are not removable (except SP-THM55C and
SP-THM55F). Trying to remove them by force may damage them.
TH-M55/TH-M45
• The illustrations of speakers are of TH-M55.
NOTE
For TH-M65 only:
• Be sure to place the powered subwoofer to the TV’s right. If you place
the powered subwoofer to the TV’s left, keep sufficient distance
between them to prevent the TV screen from appearing mottled.
• Do not lean against the satellite speakers, as the speakers could fall
down or break, possibly causing injury. Especially be careful not to
let children lean against them.
Powered
subwoofer
System cord
(supplied)
Ensure that the # mark on
the plug faces down.
Center unit
Front right
Front left
Center
speaker
Powered
subwoofer
Surround left Surround right
Front right
Front left
Center speaker Powered subwoofer
Surround
left
Surround
right
TH-M65
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% Assembling the satellite speakers (TH-M65 only)
Each speaker (except the center speaker) has been divided into two
parts for shipment. Before connecting the satellite speakers, first
assemble them by following the procedure below.
Before assembling —
• Prepare a Phillips screwdriver.
• Take care not to drop the stand while assembling; otherwise, it
may cause damage to the floor or injury.
• Ensure enough space exists for assembly and installation.
• Spread a large, thick cloth on the floor where you assemble the
speakers, so you can protect the floor and the speaker itself.
1 Connect the speaker connectors to the
stand connectors.
• Be sure to connect the speaker connectors by matching their
sizes.
2 Join the stand to the speaker section.
3 Fix the stand to the speaker section.
• Be sure to tighten the screws firmly.
Repeat the procedure from step 1 to assemble the other satellite
speakers.
NOTE
• Use the speaker after assembly is fully and correctly done.
• It is recommended to place a cushion under the speaker section.
You can tighten the screws easily by placing the speaker section
horizontally.
Stand
Speaker section
Speaker connectors
Front
Front
Rear
Stand
Speaker section
Stand
Speaker section
Speaker section
Stand
Screws (4)
(supplied,
M4 x 25 mm)
Cushion
(not supplied)
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% Connecting the satellite (front, center, surround) speakers (TH-M65)
Each speaker (SP-THM65F) can be used as a front or surround speaker.
CAUTION
• When you connect (larger) speakers other than the supplied ones, only use speakers with the same speaker impedance (SPEAKER IMPEDANCE)
as indicated by the speaker terminals on the rear of the powered subwoofer.
• DO NOT connect more than one speaker to one speaker terminal.
Surround speakers
(SP-THM65F)
Center speaker
(SP-THM65C)
Front speakers
(SP-THM65F)
White
Black
Black
White
Red
Black
Black
Red
Powered subwoofer
Press and hold
the clamp.
Insert the bare end of the
speaker cord into the
terminal.
Release the
clamp.
• Connect the white cords to the red (ª) terminals and black
cords to the black (·) terminals.
Route the speaker cord as shown at right.
• Be sure to remove all slack from the cord
so that the speaker cord lies flat.
Insert the speaker cords into the speaker
terminals.
Before connecting the
speaker cords;
Twist and pull the insulation coat
off and remove.
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% Connecting the satellite (front, center, surround) speakers (TH-M55/TH-M45)
TH-M55: Each speaker (SP-THM55F) can be used as a front or surround speaker.
TH-M45: Be sure to identify each speaker (SP-THM45C/SP-THM45F/SP-THM45S) and connect them to the corresponding terminals
of the powered subwoofer.
CAUTION
• When you connect (larger) speakers other than the supplied ones, only use speakers of the same speaker impedance (SPEAKER IMPEDANCE) as
indicated by the speaker terminals on the rear of the powered subwoofer.
• DO NOT connect more than one speaker to one speaker terminal.
CAUTION
When installing the satellite speakers of TH-M45 and the front/surround speakers of TH-M55 on the wall;
• Be sure to have them installed on the wall by a qualified personnel.
DO NOT install the satellite speakers on the wall by yourself to avoid unexpected damage from their falling off the wall due to incorrect installation
or weakness in wall structure.
• Care must be taken in selecting a location for speaker installation on a wall. Injury to personnel or damage to equipment may result if the speakers
installed interfere with daily activities.
Center speaker
(SP-THM55C)
Surround speakers
(TH-M55: SP-THM55F, TH-M45: SP-THM45S)
Powered
subwoofer
TH-M55
TH-M45
Center speaker
(SP-THM45C)
Front speakers (TH-M55: SP-THM55F, TH-M45: SP-THM45F)
White
Red
Black
Black
Press and hold
the clamp.
Insert the bare end of the
speaker cord into the
terminal.
Release the
clamp.
• Connect the white cords to the red (ª) terminals and black cords
to the black (·) terminals.
Before connecting the
speaker cords;
Twist and pull the
insulation coat off and
remove.
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Connecting to an analog component
You can enjoy the sound of an analog component such as a VCR, TV, or Cassette recorder with this system. Use RCA pin plug cords (not
supplied) for connection.
NOTE
• The signals input to the VIDEO jack of the VCR IN jacks will be output only from the VIDEO jack of the VIDEO OUT jacks, not from the S-VIDEO
jack of the VIDEO OUT jacks.
Connecting to a digital component
You can enjoy the sound of a digital component such as a DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite) tuner or MD recorder with this system. Use digital
optical cord (not supplied) for connection.
* For TH-M65 only:
This system can send digital audio signals to digital component such as MD recorder or AV receiver.
NOTE
• Only digital audio signals can be input when selecting “DBS” as the source to play. (A pg. 20) When connecting a video component such as a DBS
tuner, operate this system to listen to the sound.
RCA pin plug cord
(not supplied)
Center unit
VCR
Composite video cord
(not supplied)
A To composite video output
B To S-video output
C To audio output
A B C
S-video cord
(not supplied)
Red
White
C
C
or
TV Cassette recorder
DBS tuner MD recorder
Before connecting a digital
optical cord, unplug the
protective plug.
Center unit
Digital optical cord
(not supplied)
TH-M65*
To digital optical output
To digital optical input
TH-M55
TH-M45
Digital optical cord
(not supplied)
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Connecting the power cord
Make sure that all connections have been completed, before plugging in the power cords of the center unit and powered subwoofer.
CAUTION
• Disconnect the power cord before cleaning or moving the system.
• Do not touch the power cord with wet hands.
• Do not pull on the power cord to unplug the cord. When unplugging the cord, always grasp and pull the plug so as not to damage the cord.
NOTE
• Keep power cords away from other connected cords. The power cords may cause noise or screen interference.
• Preset settings, such as preset stations and surround mode adjustment, may be erased in a few days in the following cases;
• If you unplug the power cord of the center unit.
• If a power failure occurs.
• The speakers will not produce any sound if the power cord of the powered subwoofer is removed from the AC outlet while the center unit is turned on.
In this case, press FAUDIO on the remote control or F STANDBY/ON on the center unit to turn the power off, plug in the powered subwoofer,
then press FAUDIO or F STANDBY/ON again.
Center unit Powered subwoofer
Power cord
(supplied)
Power cord
1 Firmly insert the supplied power cord into the Ó AC IN socket on the rear of the center
unit.
2 Plug both power cords into AC outlets.
Plug into AC outlets.
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The remote control makes it easy to use many of the system
functions from a distance of up to 7 m (23 ft) away.
• You can also use the remote control supplied for this system to
operate other manufacturers’ TVs (A pg. 17), VCRs (A pg. 18)
and DBS tuners/CATV converters (A pg. 17).
Putting batteries in the remote control
Before using the remote control, first put in the 2 supplied batteries.
1 Remove the battery
cover on the back of
the remote control.
2 Insert the batteries.
• Make sure to match polarity: (+) to
(+) and (–) to (–).
3 Replace the cover.
If the range or effectiveness of the remote control decreases,
replace the batteries. Use two R6P (SUM-3)/AA (15F) type dry-
cell batteries.
CAUTION
• Follow these precautions to avoid leaking or cracking batteries;
• Use the correct type of batteries. Batteries that look similar may
differ in voltage.
• Always replace both batteries at the same time.
• Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
Operating the system from the remote
control
Aim the remote control directly at the remote sensor on the center
unit.
• To control other components, aim the remote control directly at
the remote sensor on each component. Refer also to their
instruction manuals.
• To operate the remote control properly, do not hide the remote
sensor by placing any obstructions in front of it.
Using the remote control
Remote sensor
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For TV operations
You can operate your TV using the remote control supplied with
this system.
• Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.
% To set the manufacturer’s code
You can operate a JVC TV without setting the remote control
signal.
1 Slide the remote control mode selector
to TV.
2 Press and hold . TV.
Keep the button pressed until step 4 is finished.
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press number buttons (1-9, 0) to enter
the manufacturer’s code (2 digits).
Examples:
For a Hitachi TV: Press 1, then 0.
For a Toshiba TV:Press 0, then 8.
5 Release . TV.
6 Try operating your TV by pressing
. TV.
When your TV turns on or off, you have entered the correct
code.
If there is more than one code listed for corresponding brand,
try each one until you enter the correct one.
NOTE
• Manufacturers’ codes are subject to change without notice. If they are
changed, this remote control cannot operate the equipment.
• Set the codes again after replacing the batteries of the remote control.
% Operation
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control to operate a
TV;
• Set the remote control mode selector to TV.
The following buttons are available:
F TV: Turns TV on and off.
TV VOL +/–: Adjusts the volume.
TV/VIDEO: Selects the input mode (either TV or
VIDEO).
CHANNEL +/–: Changes the channels.
1-10, 0, +10 (100+): Selects the channel.
TV RETURN: Alternates between the previously selected
channel and the current channel.
For DBS tuner or CATV converter
operations
You can operate your DBS tuner or CATV converter using the
remote control supplied with this system.
• Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your DBS
tuner or CATV converter.
% To set the manufacturer’s code
1 Slide the remote control mode selector
to VCR/DBS.
2 Press and hold DBS.
Keep the button pressed until step 4 is finished.
3 Press ENTER.
Remote control
mode selector
Number
buttons
(play button)
Manufacturer Code Manufacturer Code
JVC 01 Samsung 12
Hitachi 10 Sanyo 13
Magnavox 02 Sharp 06
Mitsubishi 03 Sony 07
Panasonic 04, 11 Toshiba 08
RCA 05 Zenith 09
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4 Press number buttons (1-9, 0) to enter
the manufacturer’s code (2 digits).
Examples:
For a GI Jerrold product:Press 0, then 1.
For a Sony product: Press 2, then 0.
5 Release DBS.
6 Try operating your DBS tuner or CATV
converter by pressing . VCR/DBS.
When your DBS tuner or CATV converter turns on or off, you
have entered the correct code.
If there is more than one code listed for your brand, try each
one until you enter the correct one.
NOTE
• Manufacturers’ codes are subject to change without notice. If they are
changed, this remote control cannot operate the equipment.
• Set the codes again after replacing the batteries of the remote control.
% Operation
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control to operate a
DBS tuner or CATV converter;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
VCR/DBS.
2 Press DBS.
The following buttons are available:
F VCR/DBS: Turns DBS tuner or CATV converter on and
off.
CHANNEL +/–: Changes the channels.
1-10, 0, +10 (100+): Selects the channel.
For VCR operations
You can operate your VCR using the remote control supplied with
this system.
• Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your VCR.
% To set the manufacturer’s code
1 Slide the remote control mode selector
to VCR/DBS.
2 Press and hold VCR.
Keep the button pressed until step 4 is finished.
3 Press ENTER.
4 Press number buttons (1-9, 0) to enter
the manufacturer’s code (2 digits).
Examples:
For a Philips VCR: Press 0, then 9.
For an NEC VCR: Press 2, then 5.
5 Release VCR.
6 Try operating your VCR by pressing
. VCR/DBS.
When your VCR turns on or off, you have entered the correct
code.
If there is more than one cord listed for your brand, try each
one until you enter the correct one.
NOTE
• Manufacturers’ codes are subject to change without notice. If they are
changed, this remote control cannot operate the equipment.
• Set the codes again after replacing the batteries of the remote control.
% Operation
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control to operate a
VCR;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
VCR/DBS.
2 Press VCR.
The following buttons are available:
F VCR/DBS: Turns VCR on and off.
3 (play button): Starts playback.
7 : Stops operation.
8 : Pauses playback.
¡ : Fast forwards video tape.
1: Rewinds video tape.
REC: Press this button together with 3 (play button) to
start recording or together with 8 to pause
recording.
CHANNEL +/–: Changes the TV channels on the VCR.
NOTE
When operating a VCR or DBS tuner/CATV converter;
• The source setting of VCR or DBS remains after you have changed
the remote control mode selector to AUDIO or TV. When operating
VCR or DBS tuner/CATV converter again, it is not necessary to press
VCR or DBS after setting the remote control mode selector.
Manufacturer Code
Echostar 21
GI Jerrold 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Hamin/Regal 15, 16, 17, 18
Pioneer 13, 14
RCA 19
Scientific Atlanta 09, 10
Sony 20
Zenith 11, 12
Manufacturer Code Manufacturer Code
JVC 01, 02, 03 Philips 09
Emerson 11, 26 RCA 05, 06
Fisher 29 Samsung 24
Funai 10, 14, 15, 16 Sanyo 21, 22, 23
Gold Star 12 Sharp 27, 28
Hitachi 04 Shintom 30
Mitsubishi 13 Sony 18, 19, 20
NEC 25 Zenith 08
Panasonic 07, 17
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Basic operations
This section mainly explains operations commonly used when you
enjoy this system.
• Turn on your TV and select the correct input mode on the TV.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation,
• Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
% To turn the power on
On the remote control:
Press . AUDIO.
On the center unit:
Press . STANDBY/ON.
The STANDBY lamp goes off.
When DVD is selected as the source (A pg. 20), the opening
screen* appears on the TV screen.
* Opening screen
The following messages may
appear in the message area
depending on the status of this
system.
• “OPEN”/“CLOSE”:
Appears when opening or
closing the selected disc tray.
• “NOW READING”:
Appears when the system is
reading the disc information.
• “REGION CODE ERROR!”:
Appears when the Region Code of the DVD does not match the
code the center unit supports. The DVD cannot be played back.
• “NO DISC”:
Appears when no disc is loaded to the selected disc tray.
% To turn the power off
On the remote control:
Press . AUDIO again.
On the center unit:
Press . STANDBY/ON again.
The STANDBY lamp lights.
NOTE
• The power supply to the subwoofer is linked to the center unit. The
POWER ON lamp on the subwoofer lights green when the power is
turned on.
• A small amount of the power is consumed even when the power is
turned off (center unit only). This is called standby mode and the
STANDBY lamp lights in this mode. Unplug the power cord from the
AC outlet to turn the power off completely.
• You can also turn on the system by pressing the following buttons;
• One of  buttons on the center unit
• One of the source selecting buttons on the remote control
• One of the DISC (1-5) buttons or ! on the center unit.
You can use the same buttons on the remote control except after
pressing FM/AM.
Source
selecting
buttons
Remote control
mode selector
Illumination lamp
Disc lamps (TH-M65 only)
Turning the system on/off
Message area
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On the remote control:
Press one of the source selecting buttons
(DVD, FM/AM, VCR or DBS).
DVD: To play back a disc (DVD, Video CD etc.). (A pg. 23, 25)
FM/AM: To tune in an FM or AM station. (A pg. 27)
Each time you press the button, the band alternates
between FM and AM.
VCR: To select the source from a component connected to the
VCR IN jacks and AUDIO IN (VCR) jacks. (A pg. 14)
DBS: To select the source from a component connected to the
DIGITAL IN (DBS) jack. (A pg. 14)
On the center unit:
Press SOURCE repeatedly until the source
name you want appears on the display
window.
Each time you press the button, the source changes as follows;
] DVD ] AM ] FM ] VCR ] DBS ] (back to the
beginning)
The selected source name appears on the display window.
Example:When “VCR” is selected.
NOTE
• When AM, FM or DBS is selected as the source, this system does not
output video signals.
CAUTION
• Always set the volume to minimum level before starting any source.
If the volume is set at its high level, the sudden blast of sound could
permanently damage your hearing and/or blow out the speakers.
You can adjust the volume level within the range from “0”
(minimum) to “70” (maximum).
On the remote control:
Press AUDIO VOL + or –.
• Press + to increase volume.
• Press – to decrease volume.
On the center unit:
Turn VOLUME.
• Turn VOLUME clockwise to increase volume.
• Turn VOLUME counterclockwise to decrease volume.
The volume level appears on the display window.
CAUTION
Be sure to turn down the volume;
• Before connecting or putting on headphones as high volume may
damage both the headphones and your hearing.
• Before disconnecting headphones as high volume may be suddenly
output from the speakers.
Connect a pair of headphones to the PHONES jack on the center
unit. This cancels the surround mode (A pg. 31) currently selected,
deactivates the speakers, and activates the headphone mode.
“HEADPHONE” appears on the display window.
• Disconnecting a pair of headphones from the PHONES jack
cancels the headphone mode and activates the speakers at the
previously selected surround mode.
Headphone mode
When using the headphones, the following signals are output
regardless of your speaker setting;
• For 2 channel sources, the front left and right channel signals are
output directly from the left and right headphones.
• For multi-channel sources, the front left and right, center and
surround channel signals are down-mixed and then output from
the headphones.
You can enjoy the down-mixed multi-channel sound source using
the headphones.
On the remote control:
Press MUTING.
“MUTING” appears on the display window and the sound turns off.
To restore the sound
Press MUTING again.
• Pressing AUDIO VOL +/– (or turning VOLUME on the center
unit) also restores the sound.
You can dim the indications on the display window, the
illumination lamp level and the disc lamps (TH-M65 only) on the
center unit.
On the remote control:
Press DIMMER.
Each time you press the button, the brightness level changes as
follows;
] OFF ] DIMMER1 ] DIMMER2 ] (back to the
beginning)
• OFF: Returns to the normal level.
• DIMMER1:Dims the display window, the illumination lamp and
the disc lamps (TH-M65 only).
• DIMMER2:Dims the display window more than DIMMER1 and
turns off the illumination lamp.
Selecting the source to
play
Adjusting the volume
Listening with headphones
Turning off the sound
temporarily
Adjusting the brightness
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IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation,
• Set the remote control mode selector to AUDIO.
Using the Sleep Timer, you can fall asleep while listening to music
and know the system will turn off by itself rather than play all night.
On the remote control:
Press SLEEP.
Each time you press the button, the shut-off time changes as
follows;
] 0min (cancelled) ] 10min (minutes) ] 20min ] 30min
] 60min ] 90min ] 120min ] 150min ] (back to the
beginning)
To check the remaining time until the shut-off time
Press SLEEP once.
• The remaining time until the shut-off time appears on the display
window for a while.
To change the remaining time until the shut-off time
Press SLEEP repeatedly.
• Each time you press the button, the shut-off time changes.
To cancel the Sleep Timer
Press SLEEP repeatedly until “0min” appears on the display
window.
• Turning off the power also cancels the Sleep Timer.
NOTE
• When DVD is selected as the source to play, the system can also turn
off automatically if playback is not restarted within the length of time
you have specified (Auto Standby function). (A pg. 51)
• When both the Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function are activated,
if the shut-off time set by the Auto Standby function comes earlier
than the one set by the Sleep Timer, the Auto Standby function
controls shut-off time.
You can adjust the output level within the range from –10 to 10.
On the remote control:
Press S.WFR +/–.
NOTE
• You can also make adjustments using the choice menu shown on the
TV screen. (A pg. 50)
• The adjustments on a source take effect for the other sources.
You can adjust each enhancement level from the front speakers
within the range from –10 to 10.
On the remote control:
Press BASS +/– for bass sound.
Press TREBLE +/– for treble sound.
NOTE
• You can also make adjustments using the choice menu shown on the
TV screen. (A pg. 49)
• The adjustments on a source take effect for the other sources.
• You can adjust bass/treble enhancement level only for front left/right
channel. However, the supplied speakers cannot add the effective
change to the bass sound because of their cutoff frequency even if the
bass sound adjustment is made. (A pg. 50)
To change the bass enhancement level more efficiently, adjust the
output level of the subwoofer. (A “Adjusting the output level of the
subwoofer”)
(When you change the front speakers to the larger ones and select
“LARGE” for the front speakers in the SIZE sub-menu (A pg. 50),
the effective adjustment of bass sound is also possible by pressing
BASS +/–.)
Using the Sleep Timer
Remote control
mode selector
Adjusting the output level
of the subwoofer
Adjusting the bass/treble
sound
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When you play a disc (or software) encoded with Dolby Digital or
DTS Digital Surround, the following symptoms may occur;
• Sound does not come out at the beginning of playback.
• Noise comes out while searching for or skipping chapters or
tracks.
In these cases, change the decode mode to “DOLBY D” (for Dolby
Digital) or “DTS” (for DTS Digital Surround).
% When DVD or DBS is selected as the source
On the remote control:
Press DECODE to select the decode mode.
The current decode mode appears on the display window.
Example:When “AUTO/PCM” is selected.
Each time you press the button, the decode mode changes as
follows;
] AUTO/PCM ] DOLBY D ] DTS ] (back to the
beginning)
• AUTO/PCM: Normally select this. The system automatically
detects the incoming signals.
• DOLBY D: Select this if the symptoms above occur when
playing a disc (or software) encoded with Dolby
Digital.
• DTS: Select this if the symptoms above occur when
playing a disc (or software) encoded with DTS
Digital Surround.
NOTE
• When “DOLBY D” or “DTS” is selected, if a signal encoded with
another digital format comes in, you cannot listen to the sound. (The
/DIGITAL or + indicator flashes.)
• Changing the source returns the decode mode to “AUTO/PCM”
automatically.
This system supports the progressive scan system (480p*) as well
as the conventional interlaced scan system (480i*).
If your TV equipped with component jacks supports the
progressive video input, you can enjoy a high quality picture by
setting the progressive scan mode to active.
• Refer also to the instruction manuals supplied with your TV.
• If your TV equipped with component jacks does not support the
progressive video input, do not change the scan mode to the
progressive scan mode.
* 480p and 480i indicate the number of scanning lines and
scanning format of an image signal.
• 480p indicates 480 scanning lines with progressive format.
• 480i indicates 480 scanning lines with interlaced format.
% When DVD is selected as the source
On the remote control:
1 Press DVD.
2 Press and hold PROGRESSIVE for
3 seconds.
Each time you perform this operation, the scan mode changes
as follows;
INTERLACE O PROGRESSIVE
• INTERLACE: Select this if your TV equipped with
component jacks supports the interlaced
video input only.
• PROGRESSIVE:Select this if your TV equipped with
component jacks supports the progressive
video input.
When “PROGRESSIVE” is selected, the PROGRESSIVE
indicator lights.
NOTE
• There are some progressive TVs and High-Definition TVs that are not
fully compatible with this system, resulting in an unnatural picture
when playing back a DVD in the progressive scan mode. In such a
case, change the scan mode to “INTERLACE”.
To check the compatibility of your TV, contact your local JVC
customer service center.
• All JVC progressive TVs and High-Definition TVs are fully
compatible with this system.
Changing the decode
mode
Changing the scan mode
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Playback
This section explains basic operations of DVD player.
For more details about DVD player operations, see pages 33 to 45.
• shows the types of discs the operation is
available for.
• Turn on your TV and select the correct input mode on the TV.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
% To load a disc
Up to 5 discs can be
loaded.
1 Press  for a desired disc tray on the
center unit to open the disc tray.
The system turns on and the disc tray comes out.
2 Place a disc on the disc tray.
% To start playback
3 Press the selected DISC (1-5) button.
The system starts playback after closing the disc tray.
When loading an MP3 disc
The MP3 control display (A pg. 36) appears on the TV screen and
playback starts from the first track in the first group after pressing
the DISC button in step 3. When all tracks in a group have been
played, the system starts playback of tracks in the next group.
When loading a JPEG disc
The slide-show* playback starts from the first file in the first group
after pressing the DISC button in step 3. When stopping playback
of a JPEG disc, the JPEG control display (A pg. 37) appears on the
TV screen.
* Slide-show
Each file (still picture) is shown on the TV screen for about 3
seconds, then changed to the next file one after another
automatically. When all files in a group have been played, the
system starts playback of files in the next group.
% To pause playback
Press &.
To return to normal playback, press ! (play button).
% To stop playback
Press %.
To change the playback disc while playing back the
another disc
Press the desired DISC (1-5) button.
• If no disc is set in the specified tray, the system starts playback of
the disc in the next tray automatically.
To remove a disc
Press  for a desired disc tray.
Remote control
mode selector
(play button)
Basic playback
With the label side up
When placing an 8 cm (3 inches) disc
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NOTE
• You can also start playback by pressing ! (play button) or DVD.
• Regardless of the operation for starting playback, the system plays
back all available discs sequentially until you stop playback.
However, the system stops playback after playback of the disc in the
fifth tray.
• When Video CDs/SVCDs with PBC function (A pg. 4) or DVD that
automatically go to the menu screen and wait for the next instruction,
the system does not move to the next disc. In such a case, select the
item to be played back from the menu. (A pg. 35)
• You can check playback information on the display window and the
TV screen. (A pg. 33)
• Some tracks on an MP3 disc may be skipped or may not be played
back normally.
• When you play back a JPEG disc, press buttons after the whole
picture appears on the TV screen. The system cannot accept
operations even though you press buttons while showing a picture.
• Some files on a JPEG disc may be played back distortedly.
• If a black screen continuously appears in the slide-show playback, the
file currently being played may be a non-baseline JPEG file. In this
case, select a playable file (a baseline JPEG file). For example, press
% or MENU to open the JPEG control display, etc. Note that it may
take a long time to select another file.
% Resume Playback (DVD/Video CD/SVCD only)
When Resume Playback is set to “ON” (A pg. 51) and you stop
playback by the following operations, the position where playback
has been stopped is stored. (The RESUME indicator lights.)
• Turning off the power (A pg. 19)
• Pressing %
• Changing the source (A pg. 20)
To start playback from the stored position
(The RESUME indicator goes off.)
• Press the selected DISC button or ! (play button) on the remote
control or the center unit.
• Select DVD as the source again if you changed the source.
To clear the stored position
Press % again or open the disc tray with the playback disc.
• When the stored position has been cleared, playback starts from
the beginning of the disc.
% To prevent screen burn-out with the screen saver
A TV screen may burn out if a static picture is displayed for a long
time. To prevent this, the system automatically dims the screen if a
static picture is displayed for over 5 minutes (the screen saver
function).
• Pressing any button will cancel the screen saver function.
• If you do not want to use the screen saver function, see page 49.
% On-screen guide icons
During DVD playback, the following guide icons may appear for a
while on the TV screen;
• : appears at the beginning of a scene containing multi-
subtitle languages.
• : appears at the beginning of a scene containing multi-audio
languages.
• : appears at the beginning of a scene containing multi-angle
views.
• (Play), (Pause), / (Fast forward/
fast-reverse), / (Slow-motion forward/fast-
reverse): appears when you perform each operation.
• If “*” appears on the TV screen when pressing a button, the disc
cannot accept an operation you have tried to do or information
required for that operation is not recorded to the disc.
NOTE
• In some cases, without showing “*”, operations will not be accepted.
• If you do not want the on-screen guide icons to appear, see page 51.
% Playback information on the display window
DVD
Example:When a DVD encoded with Dolby Digital 5.1ch is played
Video CD/SVCD/Audio CD
Example:When a Video CD is played back
MP3 disc
JPEG disc
Signal and speaker indicators
Chapter number
Elapsed playing time
(hour:minute:second)
Surround mode and digital signal format
Disc indicators
Title number
Each time FL DISPLAY is pressed, the indications
alternate between those shown above and below.
Chapter number
Track number
Elapsed playing time (minute:second)
Signal and speaker
indicators
Disc indicators
Track number
Elapsed playing time (minute:second)
(during playback only)
Group number Track number
Each time FL DISPLAY is pressed, the indications
alternate between those shown above and below.
Signal and speaker
indicators
Disc indicators
MP3 indicator
Group number
Disc indicators File number
Continued on next page
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NOTE
• You can change the time information mode. (A pg. 34)
• You can also check the playback information on the TV screen.
(A pg. 33)
• When a Video CD or SVCD with PBC function is played, the elapsed
playing time does not appear, but “PBC” appears.
% Disc information on the display window
The disc indicators on the display window show the current status
of the corresponding disc tray.
Example:When the discs are loaded to disc trays 1, 2 and 5, and the
disc in the disc tray 5 is selected.
About the disc lamps (TH-M65 only)
The disc lamps on the center unit also show the disc status.
NOTE
When loading a disc;
• Only after a DISC button is pressed the system starts reading the
information of the disc on the specified tray. After that, the disc
indicators/lamps (TH-M65 only) show the current disc status
correctly.
% Tray lock
You can lock trays and prohibit the unwanted disc ejection by
children.
On the center unit ONLY:
While the system is turned off
Press and hold %, then press  for DISC 1.
• The system turns on and “LOCKED” appears on the display
window.
• If you try to eject discs, “LOCKED” appears and indicates that
trays are locked.
To unlock trays
When the system is turned off, press and hold %, then press  for
DISC 1.
• The system turns on and “UNLOCKED” appears on the display
window.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
One Touch Replay
You can move back the playback position by 10 seconds
from the current position.
% During playback
On the remote control:
Press .
NOTE
• This function works between chapters in the same title.
• This function may not work for some DVDs.
Disc Lamp
Loaded Red
Selected Green
No disc Off
Currently selected disc
number ( appears beside
the disc number)
Currently loaded disc numbers
Playback features
Number
buttons
(play button)
Remote control
mode selector
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Fast-forward/fast-reverse search
You can search for a particular point
while playing a disc.
7 During playback
On the remote control:
Press ¡/1.
Each time you press the button, the search speed changes as
follows;
Forward:
Reverse:
* and are only available for DVD.
To return to normal speed playback
Press 3 (play button).
On the remote control and the center unit:
Press and hold ¢/4.
Continuously pressing ¢/4 increases the fast-forward/reverse
search speed as follows;
To return to normal speed playback
Release the button.
NOTE
• When a DVD, Video CD or SVCD is played back, no sound comes
out during fast-forward/reverse search.
• When an Audio CD is played back, sound is intermittent and low
during fast-forward/reverse search.
• This function may not work for some DVDs.
Locating the beginning of a desired
selection
You can locate the
beginning of a
chapter, track or file.
7 For DVD (chapter): During playback
For Video CD/SVCD (track): During playback without PBC
function
For Audio CD/MP3/JPEG (track/file): During playback or while
stopped
To skip chapters, tracks or files forward
Press ¢ as many times as required.
To skip to the beginning of the current chapter, track or
file
Press 4 once.
To skip chapters, tracks or files backward
Press 4 as many times as required.
NOTE
• This function may not work for some DVDs.
• When playing a Video CD or SVCD with the PBC function, ¢and
4may be used for the operations of menu-driven playback.
(A pg. 4, 35)
Locating a desired selection using number
buttons
You can locate the
desired title, chapter,
track or file by
selecting its number.
7 For DVD (title, chapter):
While stopped (the title number is selected.)
During playback (the chapter number is selected.)
For Video CD/SVCD (track): During playback without PBC
function
For Audio CD/MP3/JPEG (track/file): During playback or while
stopped
On the remote control:
Press number buttons (1-10, +10) to select
the desired title, chapter or track number.
Examples:
To select 3: Press 3.
To select 14:Press +10, then 4.
To select 24:Press +10 twice, then 4.
To select 40:Press +10 three times, then 10.
The specified title, chapter, track or file number appears on the
display window and playback begins from that location.
NOTE
• While playing a DVD, if a menu is shown on the TV screen, number
buttons may be used for selecting an item in the menu. (A pg. 34)
• While playing a Video CD or SVCD with the PBC function, if a menu
is shown on the TV screen, number buttons are used for selecting an
item in the menu. (A pg. 35)
*
*
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Tuner operations
You can browse through all the stations or use the preset function to
go immediately to a particular station.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press FM/AM.
On the remote control:
1 Press FM/AM repeatedly to select the
band.
Each time you press the button, the band alternates between
FM and AM.
The selected band appears on the display window, then the last
received station appears.
Example:When AM is selected
2 Press TUNING ª or TUNING ·
repeatedly until you find the frequency
you want.
When you hold down the button until the system starts
searching for stations and then release it, the system stops
searching automatically when a station of sufficient signal
strength is tuned in to.
• TUNING ª: Increases frequency.
• TUNING ·: Decreases frequency.
NOTE
• When a station of sufficient signal strength is tuned in, the TUNED
indicator lights on the display window.
• When an FM stereo program is received, the ST indicator lights on the
display window.
Once a station is assigned to a channel number, the station can be
quickly tuned in. You can preset 30 FM and 15 AM stations.
7 To preset the stations
NOTE
Before you start operation;
• There is a time limit when doing the following steps. If the setting is
cancelled before you finish, start from step 2 again.
1 Tune in the station you want to preset.
• For the detailed procedure, see “Manual tuning”.
• If you want to store the FM reception mode for an FM
station, select the reception mode you want. See “Selecting
the FM reception mode” (A pg. 28).
Number buttons
Remote control
mode selector
Manual tuning
Preset tuning
After a few seconds
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2 Press MEMORY.
The channel number position starts flashing on the display
window for about 5 seconds.
While the channel number position is flashing:
3 Press number button(s) (1-10, +10) to
select a channel number.
The channel number and the CH indicator start flashing.
Examples:
For channel number 3: Press 3.
For channel number 14: Press +10, then 4.
(For FM stations only)
For channel number 24: Press +10 twice, then 4.
For channel number 30: Press +10 twice, then 10.
While the selected number is flashing:
4 Press MEMORY again.
The selected number stops flashing.
The station is assigned to the selected preset number.
5 Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you store all
the stations you want.
To erase a stored preset station
Storing a new station to a used number erases the previously stored
one.
7 To tune in to a preset station
On the remote control:
1 Press FM/AM repeatedly to select the
band.
Each time you press the button, the band alternates between
FM and AM.
2 Press number button(s) (1-10, +10) to
select a preset channel number.
Examples:
For channel number 3: Press 3.
For channel number 14: Press +10, then 4.
(For FM stations only)
For channel number 24: Press +10 twice, then 4.
For channel number 30: Press +10 twice, then 10.
When the stereo FM program currently tuned in is noisy, you can
change the FM reception mode to improve the reception.
• You can store the FM reception mode for each preset station. See
“Preset tuning” (A pg. 27).
7 While listening to an FM station
On the remote control:
Press FM MODE.
The FM reception mode appears on the display window.
Each time you press the button, the FM reception mode alternates
between “AUTO MUTING” and “MONO”.
• AUTO MUTING:
When a program is broadcast in stereo, you will hear stereo
sound. (The ST indicator lights on the display window.) When in
monaural, you will hear monaural sound. This mode is also
useful to suppress static noise between stations. The AUTO
MUTING indicator lights on the display window.
• MONO:
Reception will be improved although you will lose the stereo
effect. (The ST indicator goes off.) In this mode, you will hear
noise until you are tuned in to a station. (The AUTO MUTING
indicator also goes off.)
When listening to an AM broadcast with a lot of noise interference,
you can change the Beat Cut mode to reduce the noise.
7 While listening to an AM station
On the remote control:
Press FM MODE.
The current Beat Cut mode appears on the display window.
Each time you press the button, the Beat Cut mode alternates
between “BEAT CUT 1” and “BEAT CUT 2”.
• Choose “BEAT CUT 1” or “BEAT CUT 2” according to which
gives clearer sound.
Selecting the FM
reception mode
Reducing the noise of AM
broadcast
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Creating realistic sound fields
You can use the following surround modes to reproduce a realistic
sound field.
• Dolby Surround
• Dolby Pro Logic II
• Dolby Digital
• DTS Digital Surround
• DSP modes
• DAP modes
• All Channel Stereo
% Dolby Surround
Dolby Pro Logic II*
Dolby Pro Logic II has a newly developed multichannel playback
format to decode all 2 channel sources — stereo source and Dolby
Surround encoded source — into a 5.1 channel.
The matrix-based encoding/decoding method used by Dolby Pro
Logic II makes no limitation for the cutoff frequency of the treble
from surround channel and enables stereo surround sound
compared to conventional Dolby Pro Logic.
Dolby Pro Logic II enables to reproduce spacious sound from
original sound without adding any new sounds and tonal coloration.
Dolby Pro Logic II has two modes — Movie mode and Music
mode:
• Pro Logic II Movie (PL II MOVIE)
Suitable for reproduction of Dolby Surround encoded sources
bearing the mark . You can enjoy soundfield very
close to the one created with discrete 5.1 channel sounds.
• Pro Logic II Music (PL II MUSIC)
Suitable for reproduction of any 2 channel stereo music sources.
You can enjoy wide and deep sound by using this mode.
• When Dolby Pro Logic II is activated, the /PLII indicator
lights on the display window.
Dolby Digital*
Used to reproduce multichannel soundtracks of the software
encoded with Dolby Digital ( ).
Dolby Digital 5.1 ch (DOLBY D) encoding method (so-called
discrete multichannel digital audio format) records and digitally
compresses the front left channel, front right channel, center
channel, surround left channel, surround right channel and LFE
channel signals.
Since each channel is completely independent from the other
channel signals to avoid interference, you can obtain much better
sound quality with much stereo and surround effects.
NOTE
• Dolby Digital software can be roughly grouped into two categories-
multichannel (up to “5.1” channel) and 2 channel software. To enjoy
surround sounds while playing Dolby Digital 2 ch software, you can
use Dolby Pro Logic II.
% DTS Digital Surround**
Used to reproduce multichannel soundtracks of the software
encoded with DTS Digital Surround ( ).
DTS Digital Surround (DTS) is another discrete multichannel
digital audio format available on CD, LD and DVD software.
Compared to Dolby Digital, audio compression ratio is relatively
low. This fact allows DTS Digital Surround format to add breadth
and depth to the reproduced sounds. As a result, DTS Digital
Surround features natural, solid and clear sound.
% DSP modes
DAP (Digital Acoustic Processor) modes
DAP modes have been designed to create important acoustic
surround elements.
The sound heard in a live club, dance club, hall or pavilion consists
of direct sound and indirect sound — early reflections and
reflections from behind. Direct sounds reach the listener directly
without any reflection. On the other hand, indirect sounds are
delayed by the distances of the ceiling and walls (see the diagram
below).
These indirect sounds are important elements of the acoustic
surround effects. The DAP mode can reproduce a realistic sound
field by adding these indirect sounds.
The following DAP modes are provided with this system.
These DAP modes can be used to add the acoustic surround effects
while reproducing 2 channel stereo source, and can give you a real
“being there” feeling.
• When one of the DAP modes is selected, the DSP indicator lights
on the display window.
LIVE CLUB
Gives the feeling of a live music club with a
low ceiling.
DANCE CLUB Gives a throbbing bass beat.
HALL
Gives clear vocal and the feeling of a concert
hall.
PAVILION
Gives the spacious feeling of a pavilion with a
high ceiling.
* Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby”, “Pro Logic” and the double-D symbol are
trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
** “DTS” and “DTS Digital Surround” are registered
trademarks of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.
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Creating sound field
All Channel Stereo
All Channel Stereo (ALL CH ST.) mode can reproduce a larger
stereo sound field using all the connected (and activated) speakers.
All Channel Stereo can be used while reproducing 2 channel stereo
source.
• When All Channel Stereo is selected, the DSP indicator lights on
the display window.
All Channel Stereo reproduction
7 Indicators on the display window
Digital signal format indicators
LPCM: Lights when Linear PCM signal comes in.
GDIGITAL: Lights when Dolby Digital signals come in.
C: Lights when DTS Digital (Surround) signals come
in.
No indication: No digital signal indicator lights when analog
signals come in.
Source signal indicators, etc.
Light to indicate the incoming signals.
a: Lights when the left channel signal comes
in.
b: Lights when the center channel signal comes in.
c: Lights when the right channel signal comes in.
d: Lights when the LFE channel signal comes in.
g: Lights when the surround left channel signal comes in.
i: Lights when the surround right channel signal comes in.
h: Lights when the monaural surround channel signal or 2
channel Dolby Surround signal comes in.
f: Always lights.
The channel with “ ” shows that the corresponding speakers are
reproducing the channels’ sound.
If the channels’ sound decoded into 5.1 channel is reproduced, only
“ ” lights.
Normal stereo sound All Channel Stereo
Reflections from behind
Early reflections
Direct sounds
Available Surround modes for each input signal
The B marks show available surround modes.
* You can select these modes by pressing SURROUND (MODE). (A pg. 31)
Mode
Surround off
(SURR OFF)
Dolby Surround DTS Digital
Surround
(DTS)
DSP mode
DAP mode
ALL CH
ST.*
Signal PL II
MOVIE*
PL II
MUSIC*
Dolby
Digital
LIVE
CLUB*
DANCE
CLUB* HALL* PAVILION*
Dolby Digital
(Multichannel) B
B
B
B — — B
B
B
B — — — — — —
Dolby Digital
(2 channel) B
B
B
B B
B
B
B B
B
B
B — — — — — — —
DTS Digital
Surround
(Multichannel)
B
B
B
B — — — B
B
B
B — — — — —
DTS Digital
Surround
(2 channel)
B
B
B
B B
B
B
B B
B
B
B — — — — — — —
Analog (VCR/FM/
AM) or Linear PCM B
B
B
B B
B
B
B B
B
B
B — — B
B
B
B B
B
B
B B
B
B
B B
B
B
B B
B
B
B
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IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
• Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
The system is set up to automatically select the optimal surround
mode for input signal from digital multichannel software.
When playing back 2 channel source, you can select the desired
surround mode manually.
On the remote control:
7 When playing back digital multichannel software
The appropriate multichannel surround mode is automatically
activated.
“DOLBY D”:When a software encoded with Dolby Digital is
played back
“DTS”: When a software encoded with DTS Digital
Surround is played back
In these cases, you can only turn on or off (“SURR OFF”) the
surround mode.
7 When playing back 2 channel source
You can select either mode of Dolby Pro Logic II (PL II MOVIE/
PL II MUSIC) or one of the DSP modes (LIVE CLUB/DANCE
CLUB/HALL/PAVILION/ALL CH ST.).
Press SURROUND (MODE).
The surround mode is turned on and the current surround mode
appears on the display window.
Each time you press the button, the surround mode changes as
follows;
] PL II MOVIE ] PL II MUSIC ] LIVE CLUB ] DANCE
CLUB ] HALL ] PAVILION ] ALL CH ST. ] (back to the
beginning)
For details on each mode, see pages 29 and 30.
To turn off the surround mode
Press SURROUND (ON/OFF).
Each time you press the button, the surround mode turns on and off
alternately.
SURR OFF (surround off) O current selected mode
(surround on)
NOTE
• When selecting “PL II MUSIC”, “PL II MOVIE”, “DOLBY D” or
“DTS” as the surround mode, the SURROUND indicator lights.
• When selecting one of the DSP modes (“LIVE CLUB”/“DANCE
CLUB”/“HALL”/“PAVILION”/“ALL CH ST.”) as the surround
mode, the DSP indicator lights.
• For Dolby Digital 2 channel software, you can select “PL II MUSIC”
or “PL II MOVIE”.
Storing adjustments — auto memory
This system memorizes the surround mode settings for each source.
• When you turn the power off:
When turning the power on again, the memorized settings for the
current source are automatically recalled.
• When you change the source:
The memorized settings for the newly selected source are
automatically recalled.
NOTE
• If the source is FM or AM, you can assign a different setting for each
band.
Remote control
mode selector
Using the surround mode
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On the remote control:
1 Press TEST.
Check if you can hear the sounds through all the speakers at
the equal level.
“TEST TONE” and the corresponding signal indicator starts
flashing on the display window, and the test tone comes out of
the speakers in the following order;
] Front left speaker (a) ] Center speaker (b) ]
Front right speaker (c) ] Surround right speaker
(i) ] Surround left speaker (g) ] (back to the
beginning)
2 Adjust the speaker output levels (–10 to
+10).
Adjust the center speaker and surround speaker levels as much
as the sound from the front speakers. Use one of the following
buttons to adjust each speaker level.
• CENTER +/– for the center speaker
• SURR-L +/– for the surround left speaker
• SURR-R +/– for the surround right speaker
3 Press TEST again to stop the test tone.
7 For DAP modes (A pg. 29) only
4 Press EFFECT to select the effect level
(1 to 5) you want.
Each time you press the button, the effect level changes as
follows;
] DSP EFFECT 1 ] DSP EFFECT 2 ] DSP EFFECT 3
] DSP EFFECT 4 ] DSP EFFECT 5 ] (back to the
beginning)
As the number increases, the selected mode will be more
effective. (Normally set the level to “DSP EFFECT 3”.)
NOTE
• You cannot adjust the center speaker output level for the DAP modes
and the effect level for All Channel Stereo.
• You can output the test tone in any surround mode, or even when
surround mode is not activated.
• Speaker output levels whose source signal indicator is lit can be
adjusted without pressing TEST.
• When selecting DVD as the source, you can also adjust the speaker
output levels using the choice menu. (A pg. 49)
Adjusting the sound
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Advanced operations
This section explains advanced operations for disc playback using
the remote control.
• shows the types of discs an operation is
available for.
• Turn on your TV and select the correct input mode on the TV.
NOTE
• If “B” appears on the TV screen when pressing a button, the disc
cannot accept an operation you have tried to do or information
required for that operation is not recorded to the disc.
You can check disc information while the disc is loaded and you
can use some functions using the on-screen bar.
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the following
operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
Showing the on-screen bar
7 Whenever a disc is loaded
Press ON SCREEN.
Each time you press the button, the on-screen bar changes as
follows on the TV screen.
Example:During DVD playback
• The on-screen bar displays “NO-DISC” if no disc is loaded.
7 Contents of the on-screen bar during playback
DVD
Video CD
SVCD
CD
MP3 disc
A Shows disc type.
B Shows current transfer rate (Megabits per second).
C Shows disc number.
D Shows current title (for DVD) or group (for MP3) number.
E Shows current chapter number (for DVD) or track number (for
other type of discs).
F Shows time information. (A pg. 34)
G Shows playback status.
: appears during playback.
/ : appears during fast forward/reverse.
/ : appears during playback in forward slow-motion/
reverse slow-motion.
: appears when paused.
: appears when stopped.
H Select this to change time information (F). (A pg. 34)
I Select this to change audio language or channel. (A pg. 39, 40)
J Select this for Repeat Playback. (A pg. 44)
K Select this to change subtitle language. (A pg. 39)
L Select this for time search function. (A pg. 36)
M Select this to change view angle. (A pg. 38)
N Select this for chapter search function. (A pg. 35)
O Select this for Program Playback. (A pg. 43)
P Select this for Random Playback. (A pg. 44)
Using the on-screen bar
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
OFF
(The on-screen bar disappears)
(back to the beginning)
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Basic operation on the on-screen bar
Example:When selecting the Repeat mode of DVD
7 During playback or while stopped
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
• The currently selected item shows green.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The pop-up window appears under the selected item.
• The current setting appears.
4 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
option.
Each time you press the button, the options change.
5 Press ENTER.
The setting changes and the pop-up window disappears.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
NOTE
• See the corresponding pages for details on each function.
Changing the time information
You can change the time information
in the on-screen bar on the TV screen
and the display window of the center
unit.
7 During playback or while stopped
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
Each time you press the button, the time information changes
as follows;
Example:During DVD playback
• TIME: Elapsed playing time of current chapter/track
• REM: Remaining time of current chapter/track
• TOTAL: Elapsed time of disc
• T. REM: Remaining time of disc
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
NOTE
• While playing a Video CD, SVCD or Audio CD, the hour digit
indication does not appear.
You can start playing a title, chapter or track you specify. You can
also play a disc from specified time.
Locating a desired scene from the DVD
menu
DVDs generally have their own menus which show disc
contents. These menus contain various items such as titles
of movies, names of songs or artist information, and you
can display them on the TV screen. You can locate a desired scene
by using these menus.
7 Whenever a DVD is loaded
1 Press TOP MENU or MENU.
The menu appears on the TV screen.
Normally, a DVD which contains more than one title will have
a “title” menu which lists the titles. Press TOP MENU to show
the title menu.
Some DVDs may also have a different menu which is shown
by pressing MENU.
See the instructions for each DVD regarding its particular
menu.
2 Use Cursor 3/2///5 to select a
desired item.
3 Press ENTER.
The system starts playback of the selected item.
• With some discs, you can also select items by entering the
corresponding number using number buttons.
Playing from a specified
position on a disc
(back to the beginning)
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
Example:
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Locating a desired scene using a Video
CD/SVCD menu with PBC
A Video CD or SVCD recorded with PBC has its
own menus such as a list of contained songs. You
can locate a specific scene by using these menus.
(A pg. 4)
7 When the menu appears on the TV screen during playback with
PBC function
Press number buttons (1-10, +10) to select
the number of the desired item.
The system starts playback from the selected item.
To select the number
Example:
To select 3: Press 3.
To select 11: Press +10, then 1.
To return to the menu
Press RETURN.
When “NEXT” or “PREVIOUS” is shown on the TV
screen:
• To go to the next page, press ¢.
• To return to the previous page, press 4.
NOTE
• If you want to play a PBC-compatible Video CD/SVCD without
using the PBC function, perform any of the following:
• Start playback by pressing number buttons while stopped.
• Press ¢repeatedly until the desired track number is displayed,
then start playback by pressing 3 (play button).
The track number appears on the display window instead of
“PBC”.
• To activate the PBC function when playing a PBC-compatible Video
CD/SVCD without using the PBC function, perform any of the
following:
• Press TOP MENU or MENU.
• Press 7 twice to stop playback, then press 3 (play button).
Locating a desired chapter using the on-
screen bar
When playing back a DVD, you can locate the chapter
number to be played using the on-screen bar.
7 During playback
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
4 Press number buttons (0-10) to enter
the desired chapter number.
Example:
To select 8: Press 8.
To select 10: Press 10.
To select 20: Press 2, then 0.
To select 37: Press 3, then 7.
To correct a misentry
Repeat step 4 until the correct number appears in the pop-up
window.
5 Press ENTER.
The system starts playback from the selected chapter.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
NOTE
• The +10 button is not used by this function.
• You can select up to the 99th chapter.
Locating a desired title/group using
number buttons
When playing back a disc with more than
one title or one group, you can specify a
desired title or group to be played using
number buttons.
1 Press TITLE/GROUP.
“_ _” is shown in the title/group display area in the display
window.
Example:During DVD playback
Number buttons
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
Example:
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2 Use number buttons (0-10, +10) to enter
the desired title or group number.
The system starts playback from the first chapter/track/file of
the selected title/group.
Example:
To select 8: Press 8.
To select 10: Press 10.
Or press +10, then 0.
To select 20: Press +10, then 10.
Or press +10 twice, then 0.
To select 25: Press +10 twice, then 5.
• Specify the number within 5 seconds after pressing TITLE/
GROUP (i.e. while the display window shows “_ _” for the
title/group number, instead of the current number).
• You can also specify the desired chapter/track/file by using
number button. (A pg. 26)
NOTE
• This function may not work for some DVDs.
Locating a desired position by specifying
the time
You can start playing at your desired
position by specifying the elapsed
playing time from the beginning of
the current title (for DVD), or from the beginning of the disc (for
Video CD/SVCD/Audio CD).
% For DVD:
During playback
For Video CD/SVCD:
While stopped or during playback without PBC function
For Audio CD:
During playback or while stopped
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
4 Use number buttons (0-9) to enter the
time.
Example:
To play back from a point 2 (hours): 34 (minutes): 08
(seconds) elapsed
To correct a misentry
Press Cursor repeatedly until the wrong number is erased,
then press number buttons to enter the correct numbers.
5 Press ENTER.
The system starts playback from the specified time.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
NOTE
• You can also use the 10 button to enter “0”.
• The +10 button is not used by this function.
• You can specify time in hours/minutes/seconds for DVD and in
minutes/seconds for Video CD/SVCD/Audio CD.
You can search and play desired groups and tracks using the MP3
control display.
7 MP3 control display
The MP3 control display appears on the TV screen and playback
starts when a MP3 disc is selected.
* Elapsed playing time of current track
Elapsed playing time is only shown during playback.
% During playback
1 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
group.
2 Press Cursor 3 to select the track list.
3 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
track.
The playback starts from the selected track.
If you select the track while stopped
Press ENTER or ! (play button) to start playback of the selected
track.
Press 2 Press 3
Press 4
Press 8
Press 0
Using the MP3 control
display
Total group number on
disc
Current track
Current group
Current track
number
Total track number on
disc
Total track number in
current group
Current group
number
*
Number buttons
(play button)
Cursor
(!/2///5)
/ENTER
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To select the other group
Press Cursor 2 to return to the group list, then press Cursor //5
to select the desired group.
To skip groups/tracks during playback
Press Cursor / repeatedly for forward-skip.
Press Cursor 5 repeatedly for reverse-skip.
To start playback by specifying the track number
Press number buttons (0-10, +10) to enter
the track number.
Example:
To select 3: Press 3.
To select 14: Press +10, then 4.
To select 20: Press +10, then 10.
Or press +10 twice, then 0.
To select 24: Press +10 twice, then 4.
To select 110:Press +10 ten times, then 10.
The entered number appears in the track number indication and
playback starts from the track you have specified.
NOTE
• You can also check playback information on the display window.
(A pg. 24)
• Some group and track names may not be displayed correctly
depending on recording conditions.
• The order of groups and tracks on an MP3 disc may be displayed
differently from the order displayed on your personal computer.
• Up to 12 groups and tracks are displayed at once. Pressing Cursor
//5 repeatedly scrolls the display to show the hidden groups and
tracks one by one.
You can search and show desired groups and files using the JPEG
control display.
7 JPEG control display
The JPEG control display appears on the TV screen when stopping
playback of a JPEG disc.
7 While stopped
1 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
group.
2 Press Cursor 3 to select the file list.
3 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
file.
4 Press 3 (play button) to start the slide-
show playback from the selected file.
To show only the selected file
Press ENTER.
• When a still picture is completely shown on the TV screen, you
can zoom in on areas in the still picture. (A pg. 41)
To select the other group
Press Cursor 2 to return to the group list, then press Cursor //5
to select the desired group.
To start the slide-show playback by specifying the file
number
Press number buttons (0-10, +10) to enter
the file number.
Example:
To select 3: Press 3.
To select 14: Press +10, then 4.
To select 20: Press +10, then 10.
Or press +10 twice, then 0.
To select 24: Press +10 twice, then 4.
To select 110:Press +10 ten times, then 10.
The entered number appears in the file number indication and the
slide-show playback starts from the file you have specified.
To return to the JPEG control display
Press MENU.
NOTE
• Some group and file names may not be displayed correctly depending
on recording conditions.
• The order of groups and files on a JPEG disc may be displayed
differently from the order displayed on your personal computer.
• Up to 12 groups and files are displayed at once. Pressing Cursor //5
repeatedly scrolls the display to show the hidden groups and files one
by one.
Using the JPEG control
display
Current file
Current group
Current file
number
Total file number on
disc
Total file number in
current group
Current group
number
Total group number on
disc
Number buttons
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
(play button)
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While playing back a DVD containing multi-view angles, you can
enjoy the same scene at different angles.
Selecting a view angle
7 During playback
When using the ANGLE button:
1 Press ANGLE.
The following pop-up window appears on the TV screen.
Example:The first view angle is selected out of 3 view angles
recorded.
2 Press ANGLE repeatedly to select the
desired view angle.
Each time you press the button, the angle of the scene changes.
Example:
] 1/3 ] 2/3 ] 3/3 ] (back to the beginning)
The pop-up window disappears if no operation is done for
about 5 seconds.
When using the on-screen bar:
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
Example:The first view angle is selected out of 3 view angles
recorded.
4 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to select
the desired view angle.
Each time you press the button, the angle of the scene changes.
5 Press ENTER.
The pop-up window disappears.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
Selecting a view angle of
DVD
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
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When playing back a DVD (or SVCD) containing subtitles in
several languages, you can select the subtitle language to be
displayed on the TV screen.
When a DVD contains audio (sound track) in several languages,
you can also select the language (sound track) to listen to.
• You can also select specific audio channel(s) on Video CDs/
SVCDs.
Selecting the subtitle language
7 During playback
When using the SUBTITLE button:
1 Press SUBTITLE.
The following pop-up window appears on the TV screen.
Example (DVD):“ENGLISH” is selected out of 3 subtitle
languages recorded.
2 Press SUBTITLE repeatedly to select
the desired subtitle language.
Each time you press the button, the subtitle language changes.
For SVCD
• An SVCD can contain up to four subtitles. Pressing
SUBTITLE changes the subtitles regardless of whether the
subtitles are recorded or not. (Subtitles will not change if no
subtitle is recorded.)
The pop-up window disappears if no operation is done for
about 5 seconds.
NOTE
• Some subtitle languages are abbreviated in the pop-up window. See
“The language codes list” (A pg. 48).
When using the on-screen bar:
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
Example (DVD):“ENGLISH” is selected out of 3 subtitle
languages recorded.
4 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to select
the desired subtitle language.
Each time you press the button, the subtitle language changes.
5 Press ENTER.
The pop-up window disappears.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
Selecting the audio language
7 During playback
When using the AUDIO button:
1 Press AUDIO.
The following pop-up window appears on the TV screen.
Example:“ENGLISH” is selected out of 3 audio languages
recorded.
2 Press AUDIO repeatedly to select the
desired audio language.
Each time you press the button, the audio languages change.
The pop-up window disappears if no operation is done for
about 5 seconds.
NOTE
• Some audio languages are abbreviated in the pop-up window. See
“The language codes list” (A pg. 48).
When using the on-screen bar:
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
Example:“ENGLISH” is selected out of 3 audio languages
recorded.
Selecting the subtitle/
audio languages
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
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4 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
audio language.
Each time you press the button, the audio language changes.
5 Press ENTER.
The pop-up window disappears.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
NOTE
• Some audio languages are abbreviated in the pop-up window. See
“The language codes list” (A pg. 48).
Selecting the audio channel
When you play certain karaoke (Video CD/SVCD),
you can enjoy karaoke by selecting the audio
channel to play.
• The sound of each audio channel depends on the contents of the
disc.
7 During playback
When using the AUDIO button:
1 Press AUDIO.
The following pop-up window appears on the TV screen.
Example:“ST” (stereo) is selected out of 3 audio channels
recorded.
2 Press AUDIO repeatedly to select the
desired audio channel.
Each time you press the button, the audio channel changes.
Example for Video CD:
] ST ] L ] R ] (back to the beginning)
• ST: To listen to normal stereo playback.
• L: To listen to L (left) audio channel only.
• R: To listen to R (right) audio channel only.
Example for SVCD:
] ST 1 ] ST 2 ] L 1 ] R 1 ] L 2 ] R 2 ] (back to
the beginning)
• ST 1/ST 2:
To listen to normal stereo playback of ST 1 or 2 channel.
• L 1/L 2:
To listen to L (left) 1 or 2 audio channel.
• R 1/R 2:
To listen to R (right) 1 or 2 audio channel.
The pop-up window disappears if no operation is done for
about 5 seconds.
When using the on-screen bar:
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
Example:“ST” (stereo) is selected out of 3 audio channels
recorded.
4 Press Cursor //5 to select the desired
audio channel(s).
Each time you press the button, the audio channel changes.
5 Press ENTER.
The pop-up window disappears.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
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This system provides special picture playback functions including
frame-by-frame, slow-motion and zoom.
Frame-by-frame playback
7 During playback
Press 8 repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the still
picture advances by one frame.
To return to normal playback
Press 3 (play button).
NOTE
• You can perform the above operation using the buttons on the center
unit.
Playing back in slow-motion
7 During playback
1 Press 8 at the point
where you want to start playback in
slow-motion from.
The system pauses playback.
2 Press ¡.
• Playback in forward slow-motion starts.
For DVD only:
• To play back in reverse slow-motion, press 1.
Each time you press the button, the playback speed become
faster and on-screen guide icon changes as follows;
Forward:
Reverse:
To pause slow-motion playback
Press 8.
To return to normal playback
Press 3 (play button).
NOTE
• Sound cannot be heard during slow-motion playback.
Zooming in
7 During playback or while paused
1 Press ZOOM.
Each time you press ZOOM, scene magnification changes as
follows;
] x 1 (normal size) ] x 1.8 ] x 4 ] x 8 ] x 16 ]
x 32 ] x 64 ] (back to the beginning)
Example:When x4 zoom is selected.
2 While zoomed in, press Cursor 3/2///
5 to move zoom-in area.
To return to normal playback
Press ENTER.
NOTE
• Picture may look coarse while zoomed in.
Special picture playback
(play button)
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
Zoomed-in
area
Current
magnification
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Changing the VFP setting
The VFP (Video Fine Processor) function
enables you to adjust the picture character
according to the type of programming,
picture tone or personal preference.
NOTE
Before you start operation;
• The VFP setting screen disappears if no operations are done for more
than about 10 seconds. If the setting screen disappears before you
finish, start from step 1 again.
7 To select a VFP mode
1 Press VFP during playback.
The current VFP settings appear on the TV screen.
Example:When “NORMAL” is selected.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 repeatedly to select
the VFP mode.
Each time you press the button, the VFP mode changes as
follows;
O NORMAL O CINEMA O USER 1 O USER 2 O (back
to the beginning)
• NORMAL:Normally select this.
• CINEMA: Suitable for movies.
• USER 1 and USER 2:
You can adjust parameters that affect picture appearance and
store settings. Go to step 3.
NOTE
• You cannot adjust the parameters of “NORMAL” and “CINEMA”.
Press VFP to return to normal screen.
7 To adjust picture appearance manually
3 Press Cursor 3/2 repeatedly to select
“USER 1” or “USER 2”.
4 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to select
a parameter you want to adjust.
Adjust gradually and confirm picture appearance results are as
preferred.
• GAMMA (–4 to +4):
Controls brightness of neutral tints while maintaining
brightness of dark and bright portions.
• BRIGHTNESS (–16 to +16):
Controls screen brightness.
• CONTRAST (–16 to +16):
Controls screen contrast.
• SATURATION (–16 to +16):
Controls screen color depth.
• TINT (–16 to +16):
Controls screen tint.
• SHARPNESS (+0 to +3):
Controls screen sharpness.
• Y DELAY (–2 to +2):
Controls screen color gap.
5 Press ENTER.
VFP menu disappears and the following pop-up window
appears on the TV screen.
6 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to change
the setting.
7 Press ENTER.
The current VFP settings appear again.
8 Repeat steps 4 to 7 to adjust other
parameters.
To return to the normal screen
Press VFP.
To activate your setting
Press VFP, then press Cursor 3/2 repeatedly to select “USER 1”
or “USER 2” that you have changed the parameters.
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You can play up to 99 titles
(for DVD) or tracks (for other
types of discs) in any order
from among multiple discs. You may program the same title or
track more than once.
7 While stopped
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor !/ to move 0 to .
3 Press ENTER.
The program menu appears on the TV screen.
• 10 orders appear at a time.
4 A: When programming titles/tracks of DVD/Video CD/
SVCD/Audio CD
Press number buttons (1-10, +10) to
specify selections by disc and title/
track.
• At each program order use number buttons to specify source
disc number first, press ENTER, then specify title/track
number on source disc.
Example: To specify “title 3/track 3” of “disc 2”
Press 2 ] ENTER* ] 3
* You can also use any number buttons instead of ENTER.
(A number entered for a group number is invalid.)
When you specify the currently selected disc number
(A pg. 25), H skips group number column and moves to
track number column automatically.
B: When programming tracks of MP3 disc
Press number buttons (1-10, +10) to
specify selections by disc, group and
track.
• At each program order use number buttons to specify source
disc number first, specify group number, then specify track
number on source disc.
Example: To specify “track 14” in “group 2” of “disc 3”
Press 3 ] 2 ] +10 ] 4
5 Repeat step 4 to program following
orders.
Each time you enter a title/track number in the order at the
bottom of the program menu, the program menu scrolls and
the following orders appear.
To erase an order
Press Cursor //5 to move H to the order to be erased, then
press CANCEL.
6 Press ! (play button) to start Program
Playback.
When all of the programmed titles/tracks have been played
back, playback stops and the program menu appears again.
Note that program setting remains.
When playing back an Audio CD:
The program menu remains on the TV screen during Program
Playback.
To check the program contents
During playback, press 7. Playback stops and the program menu
appears.
To bring up the menu without stopping playback, carry out steps 1
to 3.
• You can also check playback status in the on-screen bar by
pressing ON SCREEN.
To stop Program Playback
Press 7. Note that program setting remains.
To clear the program
While stopped and the program menu is shown on the TV screen,
press 7.
All of the programmed titles/tracks are erased. You can also clear
the program by turning off the system.
To quit the Program mode
After clearing all programmed titles/tracks, press 3 (play button).
The program menu disappears.
NOTE
• During Program Playback, you cannot edit program contents.
• During Program Playback, pressing ¢ skips to the next program
selection. Pressing 4 returns playback to the beginning of the
current selection.
• The Resume function cannot be used with Program Playback.
• To close the program menu:
Press ON SCREEN. The program menu is closed and the on-screen
bar is shown.
• To turn off the on-screen bar:
Press ON SCREEN repeatedly.
• Program Playback function cannot be used during Video CD/SVCD
playback with PBC function.
• If you want to repeat the programmed titles/tracks, set the Repeat
mode during Program Playback. (A pg. 44)
• Program Playback may not work for some discs.
Program Playback
(play button)
Number buttons
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
Example for 4 A
Example for 4 B
Selected group number
Selected disc number
Selected title/track
number
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You can play titles or tracks
on a disc in random order.
7 While stopped
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor !/ to move 0 to .
Example: For Audio CD
3 Press ENTER.
The system starts Random Playback.
After playing all titles/tracks on the disc, the system stops
playback and quits the Random mode.
When more than one discs are loaded, the system starts
Random Playback of the next disc after completing current
disc playback.
To stop and quit Random Playback
Press 7.
You can also clear the Random mode by turning off the system.
NOTE
• The same title/track will not be played back more than once during
Random Playback.
• To return to normal playback without stopping playback, carry out
steps 1 to 3 above.
You can repeat playback of the currently selected title or chapter
(for DVD), track (for Video CD/SVCD/Audio CD) or current group
or track (for MP3).
You can also repeat playback of a desired part.
Repeating the current selection or all
discs
7 For DVD/Audio CD/MP3:
During playback
For Video CD/SVCD:
During playback without PBC function
When using the REPEAT button:
1 Press REPEAT.
Each time you press REPEAT, the Repeat mode changes
cyclically.
• Repeat mode indicators appear on the display window and a
repeat mode indication appears on the TV screen.
Followings are the description of indicators on the display window
and indications on the TV screen.
To stop Repeat Playback
Press 7.
• When a disc except DVD is selected, the system stops playback
but does not quit the Repeat mode.
• When a DVD is set, the system stops playback and quits the
Repeat mode.
To quit the Repeat mode
Press REPEAT until the Repeat mode indicator goes off from the
display window.
• You can also clear the Repeat mode by changing the current disc
except when in repeat all mode (ALL).
NOTE
• If you press REPEAT while stopped, you need to press 3 (play
button) to start Repeat Playback.
• When the Program mode is active with a Video CD, SVCD, Audio
CD, the Repeat mode changes in the same manner.
Note that, however, in the “ ” mode the system repeats all the
programmed tracks, instead of all tracks on the disc.
• During playback in the Repeat mode of the title/chapter/group/track,
if you skip the title/chapter/group/track using ¢/4, etc., the
destination title/chapter/group/track is repeated.
• If B appears when pressing REPEAT during DVD playback, you
cannot repeat the title or chapter because of disc contents.
Random Playback
Repeat Playback
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
Indicators Indications Meanings
REPEAT GROUP Repeats the current group for MP3
disc.
Repeats the current title for DVD.
Repeats all tracks on the current
disc for Video CD/SVCD/Audio
CD/MP3.
REPEAT DISC
Repeats all the available discs.
REPEAT ALL
1 Repeats the current track for Video
CD/SVCD/Audio CD/MP3 disc.
REPEAT TRACK
Repeats the current chapter for
DVD.
No
indication
Repeat mode is off.
The system plays back all available
discs normally.
Repeat mode indicator
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Advanced operations
45
When using the on-screen bar:
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
4 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to select
the Repeat mode.
• You can select the Repeat modes as follows:
For DVD
O CHAPTER O TITLE OALL O A-B O OFF O
(back to the beginning)
For Video CD/SVCD/Audio CD
O TRACK O DISC O ALL O A-B O OFF O (back to
the beginning)
For MP3 disc
O TRACK O GROUP O DISC O ALL O OFF O
(back to the beginning)
5 Press ENTER.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
To cancel Repeat Playback
Repeat from step 1, select “OFF” in step 4, then press ENTER.
Repeating a desired part
You can repeat playback of a desired
part by specifying the beginning
(point A) and ending (point B).
% During playback
When using the A-B REPEAT button:
1 Press A-B REPEAT at the beginning of
the part you want to repeat (point A).
The repeat mode indicator “ ” appears on the display
window.
2 Press A-B REPEAT again at the end of
the part you want to repeat (point B).
The repeat mode indicator on the display window changes to
“ ” and A-B Repeat Playback starts. The selected
part of the disc (between point A and B) is played repeatedly.
To cancel A-B Repeat Playback
Press A-B REPEAT during A-B Repeat Playback.
When using the on-screen bar:
1 Press ON SCREEN twice.
The on-screen bar appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 to move H to .
3 Press ENTER.
The following pop-up window appears under the selected item.
4 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to select
“A-B”.
5 Press ENTER at the beginning of the
part you want to repeat (point A).
The following display appears in the on-screen bar.
6 Press ENTER at the end of the part you
want to repeat (point B).
A-B Repeat Playback starts. The selected part of the disc
(between point A and B) is played repeatedly.
To turn off the on-screen bar
Press ON SCREEN.
To cancel A-B Repeat Playback
Repeat from step 1, select “OFF” in step 4, then press ENTER.
NOTE
• When playing back a DVD, A-B Repeat Playback is possible only
within the same title.
• “A-B” cannot be selected during Program and Random Playback.
• “A-B” cannot be selected while stopped.
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46
Setting DVD preferences
You can adjust the initial settings for DVD playback according to
your preference or needs using 5 choice menus shown on the TV
screen.
• Adjustments are possible only when selecting DVD as the
source.
• Turn on your TV and select the correct input mode on the TV.
• You can only use the remote control for choice menu operations.
• You can change the language used in the choice menus.
(A pg. 48)
• You cannot show the choice menus when an MP3 disc or a JPEG
disc is accessed.
Choice menus
: Language menu (LANGUAGE) (A
A
A
A pg. 48)
You can select the initial languages for the disc menu, audio and
subtitles.
You can also select the language used on the TV screen while
operating this system.
: Picture menu (PICTURE) (A
A
A
A pg. 49)
You can select the desired options concerning a picture or monitor
screen.
: Audio menu (AUDIO) (A
A
A
A pg. 49)
You can adjust sound settings.
: Speaker setting menu (SPK. SETTING)
(A
A
A
A pg. 49)
You can make speaker settings according to the size and layout of
your speakers.
You can also adjust the output level of the subwoofer, center
speaker and surround speakers.
: Other setting menu (OTHERS) (A
A
A
A pg. 51)
You can change settings for some of the functions. Also use this
menu to set Parental Lock.
Using the choice menus
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Setting DVD preferences
47
Basic operation on the choice menus
IMPORTANT
Before using the remote control for the
following operation;
1 Set the remote control mode selector to
AUDIO.
2 Press DVD.
1 Press CHOICE.
The language menu (LANGUAGE) appears on the TV screen.
2 Press Cursor 3/2 repeatedly to display
one of the choice menus.
Each time you press the button, the choice menus change as
follows;
LANGUAGE O PICTURE O AUDIO O
SPK. SETTING O OTHERS O (back to the
beginning)
Example:When the picture menu (PICTURE) is selected.
3 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to move
H to the item you want to set up.
Example:When “PICTURE SOURCE” is selected.
4 Press ENTER.
The pop-up window, listing the selectable options, appears on
the choice menu.
5 Press Cursor //5 repeatedly to select
the desired option.
Example:When “FILM” is selected.
6 Press ENTER.
Your choice is stored.
To set other items on the same choice menu
Repeat steps 3 to 6.
To move to another choice menu
Press Cursor 3/2 repeatedly to select a choice menu you want to
set up.
To return to the normal screen
Press CHOICE.
NOTE
• Some items in the choice menus consist of sub-menus to set up.
Selecting these items and pressing ENTER makes its related sub-
menu appear on the TV screen. You can set submenus using Cursor
3/2///5 and ENTER (as explained in this basic operation).
Cursor
(3/2///5)
/ENTER
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